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OFFERT. Ps. XXX. In thee, O Lord, have I put my trust: I have said: thou art my God: my life is in thy hands.
SECRET. Receive, we beseech thee, O Lord, bleits, the offerings we make for the sacred law of wedlock: and as thou wast the author of this work, be also the regulator thereof. Thro'.
The NUPTIAL BLESSING. After the Pater noster, the Priest standing on the Sulini Epistle sitle, turns towards the Bridegroom and Bride kneeling before him, and says :
Let us pray. Propitiare. MERCIFULLY give ear, O Lord, to our prayers, and let thy grace accompany this thy institution, by which thou hast ordained the propagation of mankind, that this tie, which is made by thy authority, way be preserved by thy grace. Thro?.' R. Amen.
Let us pray. Deus qui potestate. O God, who, by the power of thy might, didst create all things out of nothing: who, at the first forming of the world, having made man to the likeness of God, didst, out of his flesh, make the woman, and give her to him for a helprate: and by this didst inform us, that what in its beginning was one, ought never to be separated. O God, who by so excellent a mystery, hast consecrated this union of the two sexes, and hast been pleased to make it a type of the great sacrament of Christ and his Church. O God, by whom woman is joined to man, and that union, which
was instituted in the beginning, is still accompanied with such a blessing, as alone, neither in punishment of original sin, por by the sentence of the deluge, had been recalled ; mercifully look down upon this thy handmaid, who, being now to be joined in wedlock, earnestly desires to be taken under thy protection:
: may love and peace constantly remain in her: may she marry in Christ faithful and chaste: may she ever imitate the holy women of former times : may she be pleasing to her husband, like Rachael : discreet, like Rebecca: may she, in her years and fidelity, be like Sarah: and may the first author of all evil, at no time, have any share in her actions. May she remain attached to the faith and the commandments, and, being joined to one man in wedlock; may she fly all unlawful addresses: may a regularity of life and conduct be her strength against the weakness of her sex: may she be modest and grave, bashful and venerable, and well instructed in heavenly doctrine. May she be fruitful in her offspring, approved and innocent: and may it be at length her happy lot to arrive at the rest of the blessed in the kingdom of God: may they both see their children's children to the third and fourth generation, and live to their wished-for old age. Thro'. R. Amen.
COMM. Ps. cxxvii. Thus shall every man be blessed that feareth the Lord : mayest thou see thy children's children: peace be to Israel.
P. COMM. Quesumus. Mercifully accompany, O Lord, we beseech thee, what thy providence bath instituted; and preserve in length of peace those, whom thou lawfully joinest together. Thro'. Before the Priest gives the Blessing to the People, he
turns to the Bridegroom and Bride, and says:
MAY the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob be with you: and may he fulfil his blessing in you : that you may see your children's children to the third and fourth generation : and
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afterwards enter into the possession of eternal life,
( toward each other; to practise continence at the times of Prayer, (especially on Fast-days and great solemnities) and to persevere in the fear of God.
afle MASS XXX. A VOTIVE MASS for the SICK. INTROIT. Ps. liv. Hear, O God, my prayer, and despise not my supplication : be attentive to me, and bear me. Ps. I am grieved in my exercise: and am troubled at the voice of the enemy, and at the tribulation of the sinner. V. Glory.
COLLECT. Omnipotens. O Almighty and everLasting God, the eternal salvation of thein that believe in thee; hear us in behalf of thy servants, who are sick, for whom we bumbly crave the help of thy mercy, that their health, being restored to them, they may render thanks to thee in thy Church. Throl.
If the sick person be near the point of Death. COLLECT. Omnipotens. O Almighty and werciful God, who hast prepared for mankind the means of salvation, and the rewards of eternal life : look down, in thy mercy, on thy servant now labouring under the calamity of sickness, and be thou the comfort of his Çor her] soul, which thou hast created: ! Dette that, at the hour of death, it may be presented to thee, by the hands of the angels, without spot. Thro'.
EPISTLE. James V. 13, 16. Brethren: Is any of you sad? Let him pray. Is he cheerful in mind! Let him sing psalms. Is any man sick among you? Let him bring in the priests of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord: and the prayer of faith shall sare the sick inan; and the Lord shall raise him up: and
if he be in sins, they shall be forgiven him. Confess therefore your sins one to another: and pray one for another, that you may be saved.
GRAD. Ps. vi. Have mercy on me, O Lord, for I am weak: heal me, O Lord. V. All my bones are troubled, and my soul is troubled exceedingly. Alleluia, Alleluia. V. Hear, O Lord my prayer : and let my cry come to thee. Alleluia. After Septuagesima, instead of the Alleluias and V.
following, is said the TRACT. Ps. xxx. Have mercy on me, O Lord, for I am aMicted: my eye is troubled with wrath, my soul, and my belly.' V. For my life is wasted with grief; and my years in sighs. V. My strength is weakened through poverty, and iny bones are disturbed.
GOSPEL. Jlatt. vii. 5. 13. At that time : When Jesus had entered into Capharnaurn, there came to him a Centurion, beseeching him, and say, ing : Lord, my servant lieth at home sick of the palsy, and is grievously tormented. Ar Jesus saith to him: I will come and heal him. And the Centurion making answer saith : Lord, I am not worthy that thou shouldst enter under my roof: but only say the word, and my servant shall be healed. For I also am a man subject to authority, having under me soldiers: and I say to this man, Go, and be goeth, and to another, Come, and he cometh, and to my servant, Do this, and he doeth it. And Jesus hearing this, marvelled : and said to them that followed him : Amen, I say to you, I have not found so great faith in Israel. And I say to you that many shall come from the East and the West, and shall sit down with A. braham, and Isaac, and Jacob, in the kingdom of heaven: but the children of the kingdom shall be cast out into exterior darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. And Jesus said to the Centurion: Go, and as thou hast believed, so be it done to thee. And the servant was healed at the same hour.
OFFERT. Ps. liv. Hear, O God, my prayer, and despise not my supplication; be attentive to me, and hear me.
SECRET. O God, by whose pleasure the moments of our life are numbered, receive the prayers and sacrifices of thy servants, for whom, in their sickness, we implore thy mercy; that we may rejoice in the health of those, whom we now apprehend to be in danger. Thro'.
If the sick Person be near the point of Death.
SECRET. Receive, O Lord, the sacrifice we offer for thy servant, who is near the end of his or her] life: and grant, that by it, all his or her] sins may be cleansed away, that he (or she] who is chastised by thy appointment in this life, may obtain eternal rest in that which is to come. Thro'.
COMM. Ps. XXX. Make thy face to shine upon thy servant, save me in thy mercy, save me: Lord
, let me not be confounded O Lord, for I have called upon thee.
P. COMM. Deus, infirmitatis. O Lord, the siagular aid of human weakness, shew the power of thay help to thy sick servant: that being assisted by thg inercy, he may come in health again to thy holy Church. Thro',
if the sick Person be near the point of Death.
P. COMM. Quosumus. We beseech thy mercy, O Almighty God, that thou woullst please to strengthen with thy grace thy servant by the ellicacy of these mysteries that the enemy may not prevail against him (or her) at the bour of his (or her] death, but that he or she] may pass to eternal life with thy angels. Thro'.
MASS XXXI in time of WAR. The Ps. Miserere, is previously said or sung, after
which follows the Prayer, O God, who by sin art offended. INTROIT. Ps. xxiv. Remember, O Lord, thy