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that were clean, offered holocaust upon the altar.
Subd. Stand up again. PRAYER. Deus incommutabilis. O God, whose power is unchangeable, and whose light never
fajl eth, mercifully regard the wonderful sacrament on thy whole Church, and by an effect of thy perpetual providence, accomplish in
peace salvation; and let the whole world experience
and see, that what was now fallen, is raised up again
of the God tempted Abraham, and said to lum : Abrilantnim Abraham.
And he answered: Here I am. He said to him: Take thy only begotten Son Isaac, who thou lovest, and go into the land of vision : and then thou shalt offer him for an holocaust upon one of the mountains which I will show thee. So Abralan rising up in the night, saddled his ass; and took with him two young men, and Isaac his son; and whes he had cut wood for the holocaust, he went his bror to the place which God had commanded lum. And place afar off. And he said to his young meik Stars speed as far as yonder, and after we have worship you here with the ass ; I and the boy will go will ped, will return to you. And he took the wood fut himself carried in his hands fire and a sword. And thic holocaust, and laid it upon Isaac his son; and the as they two went on together, Isaac said to his fa ther: My father. And he answered: What wil is the victim for the holocaust? And Abraham sand thon, son: Behold, saith he, fire and wood: where God will provide himself a victim for a holocaust, we son. So they went ou together: and they came !
the pince which God had shewed him, where he built an altar, and laid the wood in order upon it; and
"When he had bound Isaac, his son, he laid him on the Liste altar upon the pile of wood. And he put forth his
hand, and took the sword to sacrifice his son. And behold an angel of the Lord from heaven called to him, saying: Abraham, Abrabam. And he answered: Hlerc I am. And he said to him : Lay not thy hand upon the boy, neither do thou any thing to him: now I know that thou fearest God, and hast not spared thy only begotten son for my sake. Abrahain lifted xp his eyes, and saw behind his back a ram amongst the briers, sticking fast by the horns, 'which he took and offered for a holocaust instead of his son. And he called the name of that place, The Lord secth. Whereupon, even to this day, it is said : In the moun
tain the Lord will see. And the angel of the Lord 16 called to Abraham a second time from heaven, say
; By my own self have I sworn, saith the Lord : because thou hast done this thing, and hast not spared thy only begotten son for my sake: I will bless thec, and I will multiply thy seed as the stars of heaTen, and as the sand that is by the sea shore; thy seed shall possess the gates of their enemies. And in the seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed, hecause thou hast obeyed my voice. Abraliam returned to his young men, and they went to Bersabce dogether, and he dwelt there. Pr. Let us pray. Dear. Let us kneel down.
Subd. Stand up again PRAYER. Deus, fidelium, O God, the sorereign Father of the faithful, who throughout the whole world multipliest the children of the promise by the grace of thy adoption and makest thy servant Abraham, according to thy oath, the father of all nations by this paschal sacrament; grant that thy people may worthly receive the grace of thy vocation. Thro'R. Amen.
IV. PROPHECY. Exod. xiy. 24. In those days It came to pass in the morning watch, and behold the Lord looking upon the Egyptian army through the pillar of fire, and of the cloud, slew their host; and overthrew the wheels of the chariots, and they were carried into the deep.
And the Egyptianos said: Let us flee from Israel ; for the Lord fighteth for them against us.
And the Lord said to Moses : Stretch forth thine hand over the sea, that the waters may come again upon the Egyptians, upon the chariots and horsemen.
And when Moses lead stretched forth his hand towards the sca, it returned at the first break of day to the former place; and 26 the Egyptians were fleeing away, the waters came upon them, and the Lord shut them up in the middle of the waves.
And the waves returned, and cover: ed the chariots and the borsemen of all the arinya Pharoa, who had come into the sea after them, nelther did there so much as one of them remain. But the children of Israel marched through the midst os the sea upon dry land, and the waters were to the as a wall on the right hand and on the left ; and . Lord delivered Israel in that
day out of the banda the Egyptians. And they saw the Egyptians de Lord had used against them; and the people fear upon the sea-shore, and the mighty hand that the the Lord, and they believed the Lord, and Moses lulservant. Then Moses and the children of Israi sung this canticle to the Lord, and said :
TRACT. E.cod. xv. Let us sing to the Lord ; he is gloriously magnified; the horse and the ri he hath thrown into the sea.
He hath beco my hu and my protector and Saviour. V. lle is my Gand I will glorify him; the God of my father, au will exalt him. v. He is the Lord that destrost wars : his name is the Lord. Pr. Let us pray. Deac. Let us knecl down.
Subd. Stand up again. PRAYER. Deus cujus. O God, whose ane,
Miracles we see
renewed in our days; whilst, by the water of regeneration, thou performest, for the salvation of the Gentiles, that which by the power of thy right hand thou didst for the deliverance of one people from the Egyptian persecution; grant that all the nations of the world may become the children of Abraham, and partake of the dignity of the people of Israel. Thro'. R. Amen.
V. PROPHECY. Is. liv. Iv. This is the inheritance of the servants of the Lord, and their justice with me, saith the Lord.
All you that thirst come to the water: and you that have no money, make haste, buy, and eat : come ye, buy wine and milk withont money, and without any price. Why do you spend money for that which is not bread, and your labour for that which doth not satisfy you? Hearken diligently to me, and eat that which is good, and your soul shall be delighted in fatness. Incline your ear, and come to me: hear, and your soul shall live, and I will make an everlasting covenant with you, the faithful mercies of David. Behold I have given him for a witness to the people, for a leader and a master to the Gentiles. Behold thou shalt call a na
tion, which thou knewest not: and the nations that I knew not thee shall run to thee, because of the
Lord thy God, and for the Holy One of Israel, for may be found : call upon him while he is near. Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unjust man his thoughts, and let him return to the Lord, and be will have mercy on him, and to our God: for he is bountiful to forgive. For my thoughts are not your For as the heavens are exalted above the earth, so
hor your ways my ways, saith the Lord. are my ways exalted above your ways, and my thoughts above your thoughts. And as the rain and the snow come down from heaven and return no more thither, but soak the earth, and water it, and make it to spring, and give seed to the sower, and
bread to the eater: so shall my word be,
Subd. Stand up again. PRAYER. Omnipotens. O almighty 21 nal God, multiply, for the honour of thy what thou didst promise to the faith of our thers: and increase, by thy sacred adopt! children of that promise: and what the ancie? doubted not would come to pass, thy chur now find in great part accomplished. The Amen.
VI. PROPHECY. Baruch ii. 9. Heat rael, the commandments of life: give ear, mayest learn wisdom. How happeneth it, that thou art in thy enemies land: Thou a old in a strange country, thou art defiled dead: thou art counted with them that into hell. Thou hast forsaken the fountain dom: for if thou hadst walked in the way thou surely hadst dwelt in peace for everwhere is wisdom, where is strength, where standing : that thou mayest know also length of days and life, where is the lig eyes, and peace. Who hath found out h and who hath gone into her treasures ? the princes of the nations, and they that the beasts that are upon the earth! That pastime with the birds of the air, that silver and gold, wherein men trust, and t! end to their getting? who work in silve solicitous, and their works are unsearchab are cut off, and are gone down to bell, aro risen up in their place. Young men the light, and dwelt upon the earth! bi of knowledge they have not known, nor