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COLLECT. Omnipotens. O Almighty and eternal God, who, in the abundance of thy goodness, exceedest both the merits and requests of thy suppliants; pour forth thy mercy upon us and both pardon what our consciences dreadeth, and grant such blessings as we dare not presume to ask. Thro'. EPISTLE. 1 Cor. xv. 1, 10.-Brethren: I make known unto you the gospel which I preached to you, which also you have received, and wherein you stand, by which also you are saved: if you hold fast after what manner I preached unto you, unless you have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all, which I also received: how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures: and that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures: and that he was seen by Cephas; and after that by the eleven. Then was he seen by more than five hundred brethren at once of whom many remain until this present, and some are fallen asleep. After that he was seen by James, then by all the apostles: and last of all, he was seen also by me, as by one born out of due time. For I am the least of the apostles, who am not worthy to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the Church of God. God I am what I am; and his grace in me hath not But by the grace of
GRAD. P. xxvii. My heart trusted in God, and I was relieved: and my body hath recovered its strength and I will praise him with my whole heart. V. To thee, O Lord, have I cried out be not silent, O my God, nor depart from me. Alleluia. V. Ps. Exult in God our hope: joyfully sing to the God of Jacob: sing a hymn of joy upon the harp.
GOSPEL. Mark vii. 13, 37. At that time: Jesus going out of the coast of Tyre, he came by Sidon to the sea of Galilee through the midst of the coast of Decapolis. And they bring to him one
deaf and dumb and they besought him that he would lay his hand upon him. And taking him from the multitude apart, he put his fingers into his ears, and spitting, he touched his tongue; and looking up to heaven, he groaned and said to him: Ephpheta, that is, Be opened. And immediately his ears were opened, and the string of his tongue was loosed, and he spoke right. And he charged them that But the more he charged they should tell no man. them so much the more a great deal did they publish it. And so much the more did they wonder, saying: He hath done all things well: he hath made both the deaf to hear and the dumb to speak. The Creed.
OFFERT. Ps. xxix. I will extol thee, O Lord, because thou hast upholden me, and hast not grati fied the desire of my enemies against me: Lord 1 cried out to thee, and thou didst hear me.
SECRET. Look down, O Lord, we beseech thee, on our homage that the offerings we make may be acceptable to thee, and a help to our weakness
Honour the Lord, out of thy first fruits of thy crops: abundantly, and thy wine
Thro'. COMM. Prov. iii. substance, and with the thy barns shall be filled presses shall overflow. P. COMM. Sentiamus. May we receive, by the participation of thy mysteries, we beseech thee, O Lord, help in body and mind: that in the salvation of both we may enjoy the full effect of this heavenly remedy. Thro'.
XII. SUNDAY after PENTECOST. INTROIT. Ps. Ixix. Deus in adjutorium. COME to my assistance, O God: O Lord, make haste to help me: let my enemies who seek my soul, be put to shame and confusion.
Ps. Let them be put to flight and shame, who conceive evil against me. V. Glory.
COLLECT. Omnipotens. O Almighty and mercitul God, from whose gift it procecdeth that thy people worthily serve thee; grant we beseech thee, that we may run on, without stumbling, to the ob-. taining the effects of thy promises. Thro'.
EPISTLE. 2 Cor. iii. 4, 9. Brethren: We have confidence through Christ towards God: not that we are sufficient to think any thing of ourselves as of ourselves: but our sufficiency is from God. also hath made us fit ministers of the New TestaWho inent, not in the letter but in the spirit. For the letter killeth: but the spirit quickeneth. Now if the ninistration of death, engraven with letters upon stones, was glorious, so that the children of Israel' could not stedfastly behold the face of Moses, for the glory of his countenance, which is made void : how shall not the ministration of the Spirit be rather in glory? For if the ministration of condemnation be glory, much more the ministration of justice aboundeth in glory.
GRAD. Ps. xxxiii. I will bless the Lord at all tines; his praise shall be always in my mouth. V. In the Lord shall my soul be praised: "let the meek hear and rejoice. Alleluia, Alleluia.
V. O Lord, the God of my salvation. I have cried in the day and in the night before thee. Allel. GOSPEL. Luke x. 23, 37. At that time: Jesus said to his disciples: Blessed are the eyes that see the things which you see. For I say to you, that many prophets and kings have desired to see the things that you see, and have not seen them; and to hear the things that you hear, and have not heard them. And behold a certain lawyer stood up, tempting him and saying: Master, what must I do to possess eternal life? But he said to him: What is written in the law? How readest thou? He answering said: "Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with thy whole heart, and with thy whole soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind: and
thy neighbour as thyself." And he said to him: Thou hast answered right: this do and thou shalt live. But he willing to justify himself, said to Jesus, .and who is my neighbour? And Jesus answering, said: A certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among robbers, who had stripped him, and having wounded him, went away leaving him half dead. And it chanced that a certain priest went down the same way; and seeing him, passed by. In like manner also a levite, when he was near the place, and saw him, passed by. But a certain Samaritan being on his journey, came near him; and seeing him, was moved with compassion. And going up to him, bound up his wounds, pouring in oil and wine; and setting him upon bis own beast brought him to an inn, and took care of him. And the next day he took out two pieces, and gave to the host, and said; Take care of him; and whatsoever thou shalt spend over and above, I at my return will Which of these three in thy opinion repay thee. was neighbour to him that fell among robbers? Bat he said; he that shewed mercy to him. And Jesus said to him; Go, and do thou in like manner. The Creed.
OFFERT. Exod. xxxii. Moses prayed in the presence of the Lord his God, and said; Why, Lord, art thou angry at thy people? Spare the wrath of thy soul; remember Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, to whom thou didst swear to give a land flowing with milk and honey; and the Lord was appeased, and did not do the mischief he had threatened his people.
SECRET. Mercifully look down, O Lord, on the offerings we lay on thy holy altar; that they may be to the honour of thy name, by obtaining pardon for
COMM. Ps. ci. The earth, O Lord, shall be filled with the fruit of thy works; that thou mayest bring forth bread from the earth, and that wine may
cheer the heart of man; that he may make the face cheerful with oil, and that bread may strengthen iman's heart.
P. COMM. Vivificet. May the sacred participation of these thy mysteries, O Lord, we beseech thee, give us life; and be to us both an expiation and protection. Thro'.
XIII. SUNDAY after PENTECOST. INTROIT. Psalm lxxiii. Respice, Domine, &c. HAVE regard to thy covenant, O Lord, and abandon not the souls of thy poor; arise, O Lord, judge thine own cause, and forget not the cries of those who seek thee. Ps. Why, O God, hast thou cast us off unto the end: why is thy wrath kindled against the sheep of thy pasture? V. Glory.
COLLECT. Omnipotens. O Almighty and eternal God, grant us an increase of faith, hope, and charity; and, that we may deserve what thou promisest, make us love what thou commandest. Thro'.
EPISTLE. Gal. iii. 16, 22. Brethren: To Abraham were the promises made and to his seed. He saith not, and to his seeds as of many; but as of one, and to thy seed, which is Christ. Now this I say, that the testament which was confirmed by God, the law which was made after four hundred and thirty years, doth not disannul, or make the promise of no effect. For if the inheritance be of the law, it is no more of promise. But God gave it to Abraham by promise. Why then was the law? It was set because of transgressions, until the seed should come, to whom he made the promise, being ordained by angels in the hand of a mediator. Now a mediator is not of one: but God is one. Was the law then against the promises of God? God forbid. For if
there had been a law given which could give life, verily justice should have been by the law. But the scripture hath concluded all under sin, that the pro