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By the Lord this has been done, and it is wonderial of God shall be taken from you, and shall be gira whomsoever it shall fall, it shall grind him to powder. And when the chief priests and Pharisees had beard hiz parables, they knew that he spoke of them. Anl seeking to lay hands on hiin, they feared the maltra

SECRET. May the effects of this warfare, 0 Lord, remain in us, and be increased by good workio.

COMM. Ps. xi. Thou, O Lord, wilt preserve is,

sent his servants to the husbandmen, tliat they might receive the fruits thereof. And the husbandment laying hands on bis servants, beat one, and killed another, and stoned another. Again he sent other servants more than the former: and they did to theu in like manner.

And last of all be sent them his Son, saying, They will reverence my Son: Bu when the husbandmen seeing the Son, they are among themselves : This is the heir, come, let us kil him, and we shall have his inheritance. And taking him they cast him forth out of the vineyard

, and killed him. When therefore the lord of the vineyand shall come, what will he do to those husbandmen! They say to him : He will bring those evil men w an evil end : and will let out his vineyard to other husbandmen, that shall render him the fruit in die

Jesus saith to them: Have you never in the Scriptures, " The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner in our eyes. Therefore I say to you, the kingdom to a nation yielding the fruits thereof. And whoseever shall fall on this stone, shall be broken : butce tude, because they hell him as a prophet.

OFFERT. Ps. xxxix. Look down, O Lord, w deliver me; look down, o Lord, to help me. We them

be confounded and ashamed together that sees after my soul to take it away: look down to my adı O Lord. Thro'.


and keep us from this generation for ever:

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van die B. COMM. Fac nos. Grant, we beseech thee, O

beseech thee, this saving effect of our fast, that the
religstisement of the flesh, which we have under-
taken, may become the improvement of our souls.
Rebeeca said to her son Jacob: I heard thy father
talking with Esau thy brother, and saying to him;
Bring me of thy hunting, and make me meats that
imey eat, and bless thee in the sight of the Lord,
before I die. Now therefore, my son, follow my
counset, and go thy way to thy flock, bring me
two kids of the best, that I may make of them meat
for thy father, such as he gladly eateth: which when
thou hast brought in, and he hath caten, be may
bless thee before he die. And he answered her,
Thou knowest that Esau my brother is a hairy man,
and I ain smooth: if my father shall feel me, and
perceive it, I fear lest he will think I would have
mocked him, and I shall bring upon me a curse
instead of a blessing. And his mother said to him,

Lovel, that having received this pledge of our eternal
salvation, we may so direct

our course thereto, as
Lappily to arrive at it. Thro!.

Let us pray. Bow down your heads to God. PRAYER. Da quæsumus. Grant, we beseech thee, O Lord, to thy people health both of soul and body, that by the continual practice of good works, they may always be defended by thy powerful pro


INTROIT. Ps. xviii.
THE law of the Lord is unspotted, converting
wouls the testimony of the Lord is faithful giving

Ps. The heavens shew forth
the glory of God, and the firmament declareth the
work of his hands. V. Glory.

COLLECT. Da quiesumus. Grant, O Lord, we
LESSON. Gen. xxvii. 5, 39. In those days :

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Upon me be this curse, my son, only hear thu voice, and go, fetch me the things which is said, He went, and brought, and gave them mother. She dressed meat such as she ko father liked. And she put on him very goo ments of Esau, which she had at home with and the little skins of the kids she put about his and covered the bare of bis neck. And she the savoury meat, and delivered him bread 11 Lad baked. Which when he had carried in,! My father? But he answered, I bear. thou my son ? And Jacob said, I an Csant born: I have done as thou didst command me sit and eat of my venison, that thy soul may li And Isaac said to his son, I low couldst thos so quickly, my son. He answered, It was of God that what I sought came quickly in i And Isaac said, Come hither, that I may i my son, and may prove whether thou be Esau or no: lle came near to his father, at lie laul folt hiin, Isaac said: The voice inde voice of Jacob, but the hands, are the hands And he knew liiin not, because his hairy har him like to the elder. Then blessing him Art thou my son Esau ? He answered, I a he said: Bring me the meats of thy huu son, that my soul may bless thee. And were brought and he had eaten, he oficred also, which after he had diunk, he said Come near me, and give me a kiss, my came near, and kissed him. And immedial smelled the fragrant smell of his garments him, he said, Behold the smell of my so snell of a plentiful field, which the Lord ! ed. God give thee of the dew of heaven, fatness of the earth, abundance of corn And let peoples serve thee, and tribes wo:: be thou lord of thy brethren, and let th children bow down before thee. Cursed

beseech thee, bless me also.

curseth thee: and let him that blesscth thee be filled with blessings. Isaac had scarce ended his words, Sphen Jacob being now gone out abroad, Esau came, nad brought in to his father meats made of what he kad taken in liunting, saying, Arise, my father, and eat of thy son's venison : that thy soul may bless me. And Isaac said to him: Wy! who art thou? lie answered, I and thy first-born son Esau. Isaac was struck with fear, and astonished exceedingly : and Wondering beyond what can be believed, said: Who is he that even now brought me venison that he had taken, and I ate of all before thou camest? and I have blessed him, and he shall be blessed. Esau braving heard his father's words, roared out with a great cry: and being in a consternation, said, Bless

me also, my father. And he said, thy brother came 15. deceitfully and got thy blessing. But he said again:

Rightly is his name called Jacob: for he hath supplanted me lo this second time: my first birth-right be took away before, and now this second time he bath stolen away my blessing. And again he said to his father: llast thou not reserved me also a blessing? Isaac answered, I have appointed him thy lord, sal have made all his brethren his servants, I have established him with corn and oil, and after this, What shall I do more for thee my son? And Esau said to him : Hast thou only one blessing, father? I

And when he wept
Kith a loud cry, Isaac being moved, said to him : In
the fat of the carth, and in the dew of keaven from

GRAD. Ps. xci. It is good to give praise to the

, and to sing to thy name, O Most High. V.
To shew forth thy mercy in the morning, and thy
GOSPEL. Luke xv. 11, 32. At that time :
Jesus spoke to the Scribes and Pharisees this parable :
A certain man had two sons; and the younger of
the said to his father: Father, give me the portion

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Salowe shall thy blessing be.

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self he said: How many hired servants in my fathert and before thee; I am not now worthy to be called And rising up he came to his father. And when hele But the father said to his servants ; Bring forth quickly the first robe, and put it on him, and put a hither the fatted calf, and kill it, and let us eat, and make merry; because this my son sras dead and is they began to be merry. Now his eldest son was in the field; and when he came and drew nigh to the house, he heard music and dancing; and he called one of the servants, and asked what these things meant. And he said to him: Thy brother is coatte, and thy father hath killed the fatted calf, because he hath received himn safe. And he was angry, and began to entreat him. And he answering, said to luis father : Behold, for so many years do I serve thee,

of substance that falleth to me. And he divided unto them his substance.

Anů not many days aller, the younger son gathering all ingether, went abroad into a far country, and there wasted luis substance with living riotously. And after he had spent there came a mighty famine in that country, and be began to be in want. And he went and cleared to one of the citizens of that country. And he sent him into his farm to feed swine. And he woulul fun have filled his belly with the husks the sirine did cat; and no man gave unto him. And returning to hirr house abound with bread, and I here perish with hunger ? I will arise, and will go to my father

, and say to him: Father, I have sinned against heaves, thy son ; make me as one of thy hired servanta was yet a great way off

, his father saw him, and we moved with compassion, and running to him upon his neck and kissed him. And the son said to him: Father, I have sinned against heaven, and be fore thee, I am not now worthy to be called the same ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet; and bring would not go in.

His father therefore coming out

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