« PreviousContinue »
GRAD. Ps. cxvii. This is the day the Lord
GOSPÉL. Luke xxiv. 13, 35. At that
307 said, Concerning Jesus of Nazareth, who was a prophet, mighty in work and word before God and all the people. And how our chief priests and princes delivered him to be condemned to death, and crucified him. But we hoped that it was he that should have redeemed Israel: and now besides all this, today is the third day since these things were done. Yea and certain women also of our company, affrighted us, who before it was light, were at the sepulchre. And not finding his body, came, saying that they had also seen a vision of angels, who say that he is alive. And some of our people went to the sepulchre, and found it so as the women had said, but him they found not.
Then he said to them, O foolish, and słow of heart to believe in all things which the prophets have spoken. Ought not Christ to have suffered these things, and so to enter into his glory? And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded to them in all the scriptures the things that were concerning him. And they drew nigh to the town whither they were going: and he made as though he would go farther. But they constrained him, saying, Stay with us, because it is towards evening, and the day is now far spent. And he went in with them. And it came to pass, whilst he was at table with them, he took bread; and blessed and brake, and gave to them. And their eyes were opened, and they knew him : and he vanished out of their sight. And they said one to the other, Was not our hearts burning within us, whilst he spoke in the way, and opened to us the scriptures ? And rising up the same hour they went back to Jerusalem : and they found the eleven gathered together, and those that were with them. Saying, the Lord is risen indeed, and hath appeared to Simon. And they told what things were done in the way: and how they knew him in the breaking of bread. The Creed.
OFFERT. Matt. xxix. An angel of the Lord came down from heaven, and said to the women, He whom you seek, is risen, as he told you. Allel.
SECRET and P. COMM. as yesterday, p. 304, 305.
COMM. Luke xxiv. The Lord hath risen and appeared to Peter. Alleluia.
COLLECT. Deus, qui. O God, who by a net
LESSON. Acts xiii. 26, 33. In those days: Pact standing up, and with his hand bespeaking silence, said, My brethren, children of the stock of Abrzham, and whosoever among you fear God, to po the word of this salvation is sent. For they that i habited Jerusalem, and the rulers thereof, not know. ing him, por the voices of the prophets which are read every Sabbath, judging him have fulfilled them and finding no cause of death in him, they desired (! Pilate, that they might kill him. And when ther had fulfilled all things that were written of him, tak ing him down from the tree, they laid him in a se pulchre. But God raised him up from the dead the third day : who was seen for many days by them au came up with him from Galilee to Jerusalern, wt. to this present are his witnesses to the people. Ani we declare unto you that the promise which w.. made to our fathers, this same God hath fulfilled our children, raising up Jesus Christ our Lord.
GRAD. Ps. cxvii. This is the day which the
W. Let them now say so, they have been redeemed by the Lord from the hand of the enemy: and gathered them out of the countries, Alleluia, Alleluia, The Lord who hung on the tree of the cross for us, is risen from the grave. Alleluia.
GOSPEL. Luke xxiv. 36, 47. At that time : Jesus stood in the midst of his disciples, and said to them, Peace be to you: it is I, fear not. But they being troubled and frighted, supposed they saw a spirit. And he said to them, Why are you troubled, and why do thoughts arise in your hearts? See my hands and my fect, that it is I myself; handle me and see: for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as you see me to have. And when he had said this, he shewed them his hands and his feet. But while they yet believed not and wondered for joy, he said, Ilave you here any thing to eat? And they offered him a piece of broiled fishi
, and a honey comb. And when he had eaten before them, taking the remains he gave to them. And he said to them, These are the words which I have spoke to you whilst ,I was yet with you, that all things must needs be fulfilled, which are written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the Psalms, concerning me. Then he opened their understandings that they might understand
And he said to them, Thus it is written, and thus it behoved Christ to suffer, and to rise again from the dead the third day: and that penance and remission of sins should be preached in his name unto all nations. The Creed.
OFFERT. Ps, xvii. The Lord thundered from heaven, and the Most High sent forth his voice: and the fountains of waters appeared. Alleluia.
SECRET. Receive, O Lord, we beseech thee, the prayers of the faithful, together with these oblations : that by these duties of piety they may obtain eternal life. Thro'.
COMM. Colos. iii. If you be risen with Christ, week the things that are above, where Christ is sit
P. COMM. Concede. Grant, we beseech
WEDNESDAY IN EASTER WEEK
I. COLLECT. Deus, qui. O God, who
siæ or Deus omnium, with their respective
LESSON. Acts iji. 13, 19. In those di
The God of