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hath made my mouth like a sharp sword : in the shadow of his hand he hath protected me, and hath made me as a chosen arrow: in his quiver be hath hidden me. And be said to me: Thou art my selFant in Israel, for in thee will I glory. And now saith the Lord that formed me from the womb to be this servant: Behold, I have given thee to be the light.of the Gentiles, that thou mayest be my

salva tion even to the farthest part of the earth. Kinga shall see, and princes shall rise up and adore for the Lord's sake, and for the Holy one of Israel who hath chosen thee.

GRAD. Jer. i. Before I formed thee in the womb, I knew thee : and before thou camest for from the womb I sanctified thee. V. The Lord pul Peel forth his hand and touched my month; and said to me: Alleluia, Alleluia. y. Thou child, shalt be cal led the Prophet of the Most High: thou shalt go be fore the Lord to prepare his ways. Auclucia.

GOSPEL. Luke i. 57, 68. Elizabeth's full time of being delivered was come, and she brought forth the Lord had shewed his great mercy towards her,

And her neighbours and kinsfolk heard that and they congratulated with her. And it came to pass that on the eighth day they came to circuncise the child, and they called him by his father's name Zacharias. And his mother

answering said : Not so, but he shall be called John. And they said to her: There is none of thy kindred that is called by that name. And they made signs to his father, how be would have him called. table, he wrote, saging: John is his name. And they all wondered. And immediately his mouth was opened and his tongue loosed, and he spoke blessing God. And fear came upon all their neighbours and all these things were noised abroad over all the hill-country of Judea: and all they that bad heard them, laid them up in their hearts, saying: What 2 one, think ye, shall this child be? For the beroende

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of the Lord was with him. And Zacharias his fa-
ther was filled with the Holy Ghost : and he pro-
phesied, saying: Blessed be the Lord God of Israel;
because he hath visited and wrought the redemption
of his people.
OFFERT. Ps. xci. The just man shall flourish
hke the palm-tree: he shall grow up like the cedar
of Libanus.

SECRET. We heap offerings, O Lord, on thy altars, celebrating with due honour his nativity, who both foretold the coming of the Saviour of the world, and shewed him when come, Jesus Christ our Lord thy Son. Who liveth.

COMM. Luke i. Thou, child, shalt be called the Prophet of the Most High: for thou shalt go before the face of the Lord to prepare his ways.

P. COMM. Sumat. Let thy Church, O God, rejoice on the Nativity of blessed John the Baptist, hy whom she came to the knowledge of the author of her regeneration, our Lord Jesus Christ thy Son. Who liveth.

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XXV. St. WILLIAM of YORK, ab. c. All as in Mass XVI. * p. xxix. ercept COLLECT. Deus, qui. O God, who in thy saints hast afforded both an example and help to our weakness, in order to enable us to walk in the road of salvation: grant us so to revere the merits of the blessed Abbot William, that we may feel the benefit of his suffrages, and tread in his steps. Thro'.

XXVI. SS. JOHN AND PAUL, mm. INTROIT. Ps. Xxxüi. Many are the afflictions of the just, but out of them all, will the Lord deliver them. The Lord keepeth all their bones, not one of them shall be broken. Ps. I will bless the Lord at all times; his praise shall be always in my mouth. p. Glory.

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COLLECT. Quosumus. We beseech thee, Almighty God, that we may receive this day redor bled joy from the glorious solemnity of the blessed martyrs, John and Paul, who in their faith and suís serings, were truly brothers. Thro'.

LESSON. Eccles. xliv. 10, 15. These were mer of mercy, whose godly deeds have not failed: good things continue with their seed, their posterity area holy inheritance, and their seed hath stood in the covenants: and their children for their sakes remain for ever; their seed and their glory shall not be forsaken. Their bodies are buried in peace, and their name liveth unto generation and generation. Let the people shew forth their wisdom, and the church declare their praise..

GRAD. Ps. cxxxi. Behold how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity

. V. It is like the precious ointment on the head, that ran down upon the beard of Aaroy. Alleluia, Aller luia. V. These were truly brothers, who triumphed over the iniquity of the world, followed Christ, and are now in possession of the glorious kingdom heaven. Alleluia.

GOSPEL. Luke xi. 1, 8. Al that time; Jesu said to his disciples : Beware ye of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy. For there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed: nor hidden, that shall not be known. For whatsoever things for have spoken in darkness, shall be published in the light; and that which you have spoken in the car in the chambers, shall be preached on the house-tops. And I say to you, my friends: Be not afraid of them who kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do. But I will shew you whom you shall fear: fear ye him, who, after he hath killed, hath power to cast into hell. Yea I say to you, fear bum. Are.not five sparrows sold for two farthings, and met one of them is forgotten before God? Yea, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not there

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fore: you are of more value than many sparrows. And I say to you, whosoever shall confess me before men, bim shall the Son of Man also confess before the angels of God.

OFFERT. Ps. v. All they that love thy name shall glory in thee; for thou, O Lord, wilt bless the just: 0 Lord, thou hast crowned us as with the shield of thy good will.

SECRET. Mereifully receive, O Lord, the offerings consecrated to thee by the merits of thy holy martyrs, John and Paul; and grant they may be to nis a continual support. Thro'.

COMM. Wisd. iii. Though in the sight of men they suffered torments, God hath tried them; as gold in the furnace he hath proved ther, and as a victim of holocaust he hath received them.

P. COMM. Sumpsimus. Having received, 0 Lord, thy divine sacraments on the festival of thy holy martyrs, John and Paul; grant, we beseech thee, that what we here celebrate in time, we may hereafter receive in a happy eternity. Thro'

XXVIH. ST. LEO, p. c. All as in Mass XII. p. xxii. except COLLECT. Deus qui. O God, who didst render blessed Leo worthy of the rewards of thy saints : mercifully grant that we, who keep his festival, Inay likewise follow the .example of his holy life. Through Here and at the Secret and P. Comm. is made a

Commem. of St. John Baptist : and also of the Vigil of SS. Peter and Paul.

COLLECT. Prost. Grant, we beseech thee, O Almighty God, that we whom thou hast founded on the rock of the apostolic faith, may be never shaken by any troubles. GOSPEL. Matt. xxv, SECRET. Grant, we beseech thee, O Lord, by

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the intercession of blessed Leo, that this oblatio Hemd. an
may be available to us, by the offering of which them
wast pleased to blot out the sins of the whole world.
SECRET. Sanctify, O Lord, we beseech thee

the offerings of thy people by the intercession of thy
apostles, and cleanse us from the stains of our sins

P. COMM. Deus, qui animæ. O God, who hast bestowed on the soul of thy servant Leo, the rewards of eternal happiness : mercifully grant, that we, who are burdened with the weight of our sins, may, by his intercession, find relief. Thro?

GOSPEL. John xxi, 15, 19. At that time ; Jerus said to Simon Peter: Simon son of Joho, lovest the me more than these? He saith to him; Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith to him; Feed my lambs. He saith to bim again; Simon son of John, lovest thou me? He saith to him; Yea, Lord, thou knowest that I love thee. He saith to him; Feed my lambs. He saith to him the third time; Simon son of John lovest thou me? Peter was grieved, because he said to him the third time; Lovest thou me? And he said to him: Lord thou knowest all things; thou knowest that I love thee He said to him; Feed my sheep. Amen

, Amen! say to thee, when thou wast younger, thou didst girl thyself, and didst walk where thou wouldst: but when thou shalt be old, thou shalt stretch forth this hands, and another shall gird thee, and lead the whither thou wouldst not. This he said, signifying by what death he should glorify God.

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