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From Advent to Christmas---Mass XXVII. xlvii
Masses for special occasions.
ib. For the Sick-Mass XXX.
lii In time of War-Mass XXXI.
lxi Occasional Collects, Secrets, &c.
PRAYERS FOR THE AUTHORITIES, &c. WE pray thee, 0 Almighty and eternal God, who, through Jesus Christ, hast revealed thy glory to all nations, to preserve the works of thy mercy; that thy church, being spread through the whole world, may continue with unchanging faith, in the confession of thy name.
We pray thee, who alone art good and holy, to en dow with heavenly knowledge, sincere zeal, and sanctity of life, our chief bishop, N. N. the vicar of our Lord, Jesus Christ, in the government of his church; our own bishop, N. N. [or, if he be not consecrated, “our bishop elect;") all other bishops, prelates and pastors of the church, and especially those, who are appointed to exercise amongst us the func. tions of the holy ministry, and conduct the people into the ways of salvation.
We pray thee, O God of might, wisdom and justice, through whom authority is rightly administered, laws are enacted, and judgment decreed, assist, with thy Holy Spirit of counsel and fortitude, the President of these United States; that his administration may be conducted in righteousness, and be eminently usesul to thy people over whom he presides, by encourag ing due respect for virtue and religion; by a faithful execution of the laws in justice and mercy; and by restraining vice and immorality. Let the light of tby divine wisdom direct the deliberations of congress, and shine forth in all their proceedings and lars framed for our rule and government; so that they may tend to the preservation of peace, the promotion pf national happiness, the increase of industry, so
briety, and useful knowledge, and may perpetuate to ts the blessings of equal liberty.
We pray for his excellency, the governor of this state, for the members of assembly, for all judges, Magistrates, and other officers, who are appointed to guard our political welfare ; that they may be enabled by thy powerful protection, to discharge the duties of their respective stations with honesty and ability
. We recommend, likewise, to thy unbounded mer. 1, all our bretbren and fellow-citizens, throughout the United States, that they may be blessed in the knowledge, and sanctified in the observance of thy most holy law: that they may be preserved in union, and in that peace which the world cannot give; and after enjoying the blessings of this life, be admitted to those, which are eternal.
Finally, we pray thee, O Lord of mercy, to remember the souls of thy servants departed, who are gone before us, with the sign of faith, and repose in the sleep of peace; the souls of our parents, relations and friends; of those, who, when living, were mem.
bers of this congregation ; and particularly of such s 25 are lately deceased; of all benefactors, who, by
their donations or legacies to this church, witnessed their zeal for the decency of divine worship, and proved their claim to our grateful and charitable remembrance. To these, O Lord, and to all that rest in Christ, grant, we beseech thee, a place of refreshment, light, and everlasting peacem-through the same Jesus Christ our Lord and Saviour. Amen.
ANTHEMS AT SPRINKLING THE
Before SOLEMN Mass on the Sundays, from Trinity
to Palm-Sunday, inclusively, the following Anthem
is sung :
Ant. Asperges me Do Anth. THOU shalt mine hyssopo, et munda- sprinkle me, with hyssop: bor: lavabis me, et su
O Lord, and I shall be per nivem dealbabor.
cleansed: thou shalt wasli
whiter than snow.
V. Glory be to the Fa
ther, &c. Ant. Asperges me,
Anth. Thou wilt sprin&c.
kle me, &c. The Priest, being returned to the foot of the Altar,
says, V. Ostende nobis, Do
V. Shew us, O Lord, mine, misericordiam tu- thy mercy. R. Et salutare tuum
R. And grant us thy da nobis.
salvation. V. Domine, exaudi
V, O Lord, hear my orationem meam.
prayer. R. Et clamor meus ad R. And let my cry te veniat.
come unto thee. V. Dominus vobis
V. The Lord be with
you. R. Et cum spiritu tuo.
R. And with thy spirit.
From EASTER to WHIT-SUNDAY, inclusively,
instead of the foregoing, the following ANTHEN
ANTHEM. VIDI aquam egredi I saw water flowing enten de templo a la- from the right side of tere dextro, Alleluia : the temple, Alleluia : et onnes ad quos perve- and all to whom the nit aqua ista, salvi facti water came, were saved, sunt et dicent, Allel and they shall say Allel.
Ps. Confitemini Do Ps. Praise the Lord, mino, quoniam bonus : because he is good : be quoniam in sæculum mi- cause his mercy endureth sericordia ejus. Gloria. for ever. Glory, &c.
The Prayer, Exaudi. HEAR us, O holy Lord, Almighty Father, eternal God! and vouchsafe to send thy holy angel from heaven, to gua cherish, protect, visit, and defend all that are assembled in this place : througla Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.
A Preparatory Prayer before Nass. PROSTRATE in spirit at the foot of thy holy altar, I adore thee, O Almighty God! and firmly believe that the Mass, at which I am going to as sist, is the sacrifice of the body and blood of thy Son, Christ Jesus. O grant that I may assist thereat with the attention, respect, and awe due to such august mysteries: and that by the merits of the Viclim there offered for me, I myself may become an agreeable sacrifice to thee, who livest and reiguest
, with the same Son and Holy Ghost, one God, world withont end. Amen.