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EPISTLE. Rom. xiï. 11, 14. Brethren : Know. ing that it is now the hour for us to rise from sleep. For now our salvation is nearer than when we believ. ed. The night is past, and the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and put on the armour of light. Let us walk honestly, as in the day: not in rioting and drunkenness, not in cham

bering and impurities, not in contention and envy: is Sak? but put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ.

GRAD. Ps. xxiv. None of them that wait on thee shall be confounded. y. Shew, O Lord, thy

and teach me thy paths. Alleluia, Ai. leliais.

V. Shew us, O Lord, thy mercy, and grant us thy salvation. Alleluia.

GOSPEL. Luke xxi. 25, 33. At that time : Jesus said to his disciples : There shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars: and upon the earth distress of nations, by reason of the confusion of the roaring of the sea and of the waves, men withering

away for fear, and expectation of what shall come upon the whole world.

For the powers

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recepten see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with great

power and majesty. But when these things begin lo come to pass, look up, and lift up your heads : be

your redemption is at hand. And he spoke to them a similitude: See the fig-tree and all the trees : when they now shoot forth their fruit, you know the summer is nigh: so likewise when you see these things come to pass, know that the kingdom of God is at hand. Amen, I say to you, this generatuon shall not pass away, till all things be fulfilled. Kearen and earth shall pass away : but my word uhall not pass away. THE CREEV.

OFFERTORY. Ps. xxiv. To thee O Lord have I lifted up my soul. In thee O my God I put my aust; let me not be ashamed, neither let my ene

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“Therefore “ Rejoice, ye Gentiles, with his people.” And again:rembley

also hath received you to the honour of God. For I say that Christ Jesus was rninister of the circumcision for the truth of God, to confirm the promises made. The fy God for his mercy, as it is written: I will confess to thee, O Lord, among the Gentiles, and will sing to thy name." And again he saith; “ Praise the Lord, all ye Gentiles, and magnify him all ye people.” And again Isaias saith : “ l'here shall be a root of Jesse, and he that shall rise up to rule the Gentiles, in him the Gentiles shall hope." Now the God of Hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope, and in the power of the Holy Ghost.

GRAD. Ps. xlix. He shall come in his comeliness and beauty from Sion ; God will come visibly

. V. Gather to him his saints, who have observed his covenant more than sacrifice. Alleluia, Alleluia.

V. I rejoice at what was told me: we are to go up to the house of the Lord. Alleluia.

GOSPEL. Matt. xi. 2, 10. At that time: Whep John had heard in prison the works of Christ, sending two of his disciples he said to him : Art thou be that art to come, or look we for another: And Jesus making answer, said to them: Go and relate to John what you have heard and seen. The blind see, thie lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead rise again, the poor have the gospel preachied to them. And blessed is he that shall not be scandalized in me. And when they went their way, Jesus began to say to the multitude, concerning John: What went you out into the desert to see? A reed shaken with the wind? But what went you out to see? A man cloathed in soft garments: Behold, they that are cloathed in soft garments are in the houses of kings. But what went you out to see? A prophet? Yea, I tell you, and more than a pro phet. For this is be of whom it is written: "Ben

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, I send my angel before thy face, who shall prepare thy way before thee.” THE CREED.

OFFERT. Thou wilt turn, O God, to us, and bring us to life, and thy people shall rejoice in thee. Shew us, O Lord, thy mercy, and grant us thy salvation.

SECRET. Be appeased, O Lord, we beseech thee by our humble prayers and sacrifices; and although we can allege no deserts on our part, grant us thy protection. Thro'.

For the II. and III. Secrets, see p. 4.
COMM. Arise, 0 Jerusalem and stand on high,
and behold the joy that will come to thee from thy

P. COMM. Repleti. Being filled, O Lord, with this spiritual food, we humbly beseech thee, to teach us, by partaking of this mystery, to despise earthly things, and to love such as are heavenly.

For the II. and III. Postcommunions, see p. 4.

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INTROIT. Philip iv. and Ps. lxxxiv. Gaulete in

REJOICE in the Lord always ; again, I say, re-
joice. Lety

your modesty be known to all men : the Lord is nighs

. Be nothing solicitous : but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your petitions be made known to God. Ps. O kond thou hast blest tby land ; thou hast turned away the captivity of Jacob. V. Glory.

COLLECT, Aurem tuam. Bend thine ear, O
Lord, we beseech thee, to our prayers, and enlight-
en the darkness of our minds by the grace of thy
Visitation. Who livest.

For the other Collects, see p. 2.

Philip. iv. 4, 7. Brethren : Rejoice in the Lord always ; again, I say, rejoice. Let your modesty be known to all men. The Lord is


nigh. Be nothing solicitous: but in every thing by Red de
prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your
petitions be made known to God. And the peace
of God, which surpasseth all understanding, keep
your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.

GRAD. Ps. lxxix. Lord, who sittest on the
Cherubim, exert thy power, and come. V. Thou,
who rulest Israel, hearken ; thou who leadest Joseph
as a sheep. Alleluia, Alleluia.
V. Exert, O Lord, thy power, and come to save

GOSPEL. John i. 19, 28. At that time : The
Jews sent from Jerusalem Priests and Levites to TE
John, to ask him : Who art thou ? And he confess-
ed, and did not deny : and he confessed : I am not
the Christ. And they asked him : What then ? Art
thou Elias? And he said: I am not. Art thou a
prophet? And he answered : No. They said there-
fore unto him : Who art thou, that we may give an
answer to them that sent us? What sayest thou of
thyself? He said : “ I am the voice of one crying in
the wilderness, Make straight the way of the
Lord,” as said the prophet Isaias. And they that
were sent were of the Pharisees. And they asked him
and said to him: Why then dost thou baptize, if thou
be not Christ, nor Elias, nor the prophet? John an-
swered them, saying : I baptize with water ; but
there hath stood one in the midst of you, whom you
know not. The same is he that shall come after me,
who is preferred before me; the latchet of whose
shoe I am not worthy to loose. These things were
done in Bethania beyond the Jordan, where John
was baptizing. THE CREED.

OFFERT. Ps. lxxxiv. Lord, thou hast blessed thy land : thou hast turned away the captivity of Jacob. Thou hast forgiven the iniquity of thy people.

SECRET. May we always, O Lord, offer thee this sacrifice of our devotion, both to comply with

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the institution of these sacred mysteries, and wonderfully to procure ourselves that salvation which than desiguest us. Thro'.

For the other Secrets, see p.4. COMM. Is. xxxv. Say, be comforted, 0 ye searful of heart, and fear not ; behold our God will come and save us.

P. COMM. Imploramus. We implore, O Lord, thy mercy, that these divine helps having cleansed us from sin, may prepare us for the ensuing solemnity.

For the rest of the Postcommunions see p. 4.

QUARTER TENSE, OR EMBER-DAYS. THE Ember-days, (so called from our forefathers' fasting on those days in sackcloth and ashes, or from their eating nothing but cakes baked under the embers.) are the Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday of the first week of Lent, of Whitsun-week, of the thin week in September, and of the third week in Advent. The spirit of the Church is, to engage her children at these stated times to pray, fast, and perform such other good works as may prevail with God to furnish his Church with good pastors ; Satunday in Ember-week being the appointed day for ordaining and consecrating persons to the sacred ministry. We are likewise to beg God's blessing on the fruits of the earth, and give him thanks for those We have already received. WEDNESDAY IN EMBER-WEEK.

INTROIT. Is. xlv. Ps. xviii.
Drop down dew, ye heavens, from above, and let
bud forth a Saviour. Ps. The heavens show forth
the glory of God, and the firmament declareth the
work of his hands. V. Glory.

After Kyrie eleison is said, Let us pray.
Let us kneel down. R. Stand up again.
COLLECT. Præsla quwesumus. Grant we be-

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