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thee thanks that thou hast heard me : And I know that thou hearest me always, but because of the people who stand about have I said it, that they may bebiere that thou hast sent me. When he had said the things, he cried with a loud voice: Lazarus, come forth. And presently he that had beendead came
fortb, bound feet and hands with winding bands, and post his face was bound about with a napkin. Jesus said
to them: Loose himn and let him go. Many there. fore of the Jews, who were come to Mary and Mar tha, and had seen the things that Jesus dic, believed
OFFERT. Ps. xvü. Thou, O Lord, wilt save the
bumble people; but wilt bring down the eyes of the ** proud : for who is God, but thee, O Lord ?
SECRET. May these offerings, we bescech thee, O Lord, purify us, and always render thee propitious. Thro'.
COMM. John xi, The Lord seeing the sisters of Lazarus weeping at the grave, wept before the Jews, and cried out; Lazaria, come forth. And he who had been dead four days, came forth bound hands
P. COMM. Hæc. May the receiving of this sacrament, we beseech thee, O Lord, ever free us from our sips, and protect us from all adversity,
Let us pray. Bow down your heads to God. PRAYER. Da nobis. Grant, we beseech thee, O Almighty God, that we, who are sensible of our own treakness, and confide in thy power, may always rejoice in the effects of thy goodness. Thro'.
SATURDAY. INTROIT. Is. lv. You that thirst, come to the waters, saith the Lord : and you that have no money, come and drink with joy. P's. Ixxvii. Attend, O my people, to my law : incline your ears to the words of lūs mouth. V. Glory.
tains a way, and my paths shall be exalted. Beluld the north and from the sea, and these from the southe Lord hath forsaken me, and the Lord hath forgotten have pity on the son of her womb? And if she sitould
GRAD. Ps. X. To thee, O Lord, is the poor man Jeft; thou wilt be the helper of the orphan. V. Why wicked man is proud, the poor man is set on fire.
GOSPEL. John vilj. 12, 20. At that time : Jernt light of the world; he that followed me, walkoth not spoke to the multitude of the Jews, saring: I am the in darkness, but shall have the light of life. The
COLLECT. Fiat Domine. Grant us, O Lord, we letheme beseech thee, an increase of devotion: for then only will our fasts avail us, when they are well pleasing to thy goodness. Thro'.
LESSON. Is. xlix. 8, 15. Thus saith the Lord: In an acceptable time I have heard thee, and in the day of salvation I have helped thee: and I have pres served thee, and given thee to be a covenant of the people, that thou mightest raise up the earth, and possess the inheritances that were destroyed: that thou mightest say to them that are bound : Come forth: and to thein that are in darkness : Shew your selves. They shall feed in the ways, and their faza tures shall be in every plain. They shall not buns ger nor thirst, neither shall the heat nor the sun strike them; for he that is merciful to them shall bet their shepherd, and at the fountains of waters he shall give them drink. And I will make all my mom these shall come from afar, and behold these freaca country. Give praise, O ye heavens, and rejoice earth, ye mountains give praise with jubilation; bør cause the Lord hath comforted his people, and wil have mercy on his poor ones.
Can a woman forget her infant, so as not.fo forget, yet will I not forget thee, saith the Lord eller mighty. O Lord, hast thou retired afar off? Why dost tbou despise us in our wants and allliction! Whilst the
And Sion said: The
Pharisees therefore said to him: Thou givest testimony of thyself: thy testimony is not true.
Jesus answered, and said to them; Although I give testimony of myself, my testimony is true; for I know whence I came, and whither I go: but you know Dot whence I come, or whither I go. You judge according to the flesh; I judge not any man.
And it I do judge, my judgment is true; because I am not alone, but I and the father that sent me. And in your law it is written, that the testimony of two men is true. I am one that give testimony of myself; and the Father that sent me, giveth testimony of me. They said therefore to bim: Where is thy Father? Jezuis answered: Neither me do you know, nor my Father; if you did know me, perhaps you would ktow
my Father also. These words Jesus spoke in the treasury, teaching in the temple : and no man Toid hands on him, because his hour was not yet come.
OFFERT. Ps. xvii. The Lord is my firmament, my refuge, and my deliverer, and in him will i liope.
SECRET. Be appeased, O Lord, we beseech tee, with these our offerings; and in thy mercy, compel our will, even when it rebelleth, to submit to thee. Thro'.
COMM. Ps. xxii. The Lord ruleth me: and Ishall want nothing, he hath set me in a place of pasture; he bath brought me up on the water of refreshment.
P. COMM. Tua nos. May thy sacred mysteries,
, we beseech thee, purify us, and, by their
THE two last weeks of Lent are, in a particuli manner, consecrated to the Passion of Jesus Chris And, altho' that upon which we are now enterin be only a preparation to the following, and ti church represents therein other objects to o thoughts, the passion of Christ is nevertheless of referred to, for which reasou this day is called P BION-SUNDAY.
The Psalm Judica, as well as the Gloria Pa at the Introit, is omitted; and those who have a ten on the Liturgy, assert this to be agrecable the ancient practice. They further in general serve, that the particular ceremonies of these last weeks, but more especially of the three days in Lent, are venerable remains of and ilsages.
INTROIT. Ps. Ixii. Judica me, &o. JUDGE me, O God, and distinguish my from the nation that is not holy: deliver me the unjust and deceitful man; for thou art my and my strength. Ps. Send forth thy light an truth; for they have conducted me, and broug to thy holy mount, and into thy tabernacles.
Gloria Patri is omitted till Easter. COLLECT. Qnocesumus. Mercifully look on thy people, we beseech thee, O Almighty that, by thy bounty and protection, they m. governed and guarded both in body and soul.
EPISTLE. Heh, ix. 11, 15. Brethren: being come an high priest of the good thin come, by a greater and more perfect tabernac made with hands, that is, not of this creation ther by the blood of goats, or of calves, but own blood, entered once into the Holies, obtained eternal redemption. For if the bl goats and of oxen, and the ashes of an beifer sprinkled, sanctify such as are defiled, to the
ing of the desh; how much more shall the blood of Christ (who by the Holy Ghost offered himself unspotted unto God) cleanse our conscience from dead works to serve the living God? And therefore he is the mediator of the New Testament; that by means of his death, for the redemption of those transgressions which were under the former testament, they that are called may receive the promise of eternal inheritance.
GRAD. Ps. cxlii. Deliver me, O lord, from my enemies; teach me to do thy will. Ps. xvii. Thou, O Lord, art any deliverer from the enraged Gentiles; thou wilt put me out of the reach of those theat assault me; and thou wilt rescue me from the unrighteous man.
* TRACT. Ps. cxxviii. Sæpe expugnaverunt mc
jutentule mea. Many a time have they fought against me from my youth. V. Let Israel now say: They have often attacked me from my youth. v. But they could not prevail over me: the wickeck have wrought upon my back. V. They have lengthened their iniquity: the Lord, who is just, will cut the necks of sinners.
GOSPEL. John viji. 46, 59. At that time : Jesus said to the multitude of the Jews: Which of you wball convince me of sin? If I say the truth to you, wliy do you not believe me? Ile that is of God, heareth the words of God. Therefore you hear them mint because you are not of God. The Jews therefore ariswered and said to him: Do not we say well that Mlow art a Samaritan, and hast a devil ? Jesus answered: I have not a devil: but I honour my Father, and you have dishonoured me. But I seek not
by own glory: there is one that seeketh and judgeth
. Amen, amen, I say to you: If any man keep may word, he shall not sce death for ever. Jeurs therefore said; Now we know that thou hast a deril. Abraham is dead, and the prophets; and to sayest: If any man keep my word, he sbali