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many of the Jews by reason of him went away, and believed in Jesus. And on the next day a great multitude, that was come to the festival day, when they had heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem, took branches of palm trees, and went forth to meet him, and cried: Hosanna, blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord, the King of Israel. And Jesus found a young ass, and sat upon it, as it is written: Fear not, daughter of Sion: behold, thy King cometh sitting on an ass's colt. These things his disciples did not know at the first; but when Jesus was glorified, they then remembered that these things were written of him, and that they had done these things to him. The multitude therefore gave testimony, which was with him, when he called Lazarus out of the grave, and raised him from the dead; for which reason also the people came to meet him, because they heard he had done this miracle. The Pharisees therefore said among themselves: Do you see that we prevail nothing? behold, the whole world is gone after him. Now there were certain Gentiles among them that came up to adore on the festival day. These therefore came to Philip, who was of Bethsaida of Galilee, and desired him saying: Sir, we would see Jesus. Philip cometh and telleth Andrew. Again Andrew and Philip told Jesus. But Jesus answered them, saying: The hour is come that the Son of man shall be glorified. Amen, amen, I say to you, unless the grain of wheat falling into the ground die, itself remaineth alone; but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit. He that loveth his life, shall lose it, and he that hateth his life in this world, keepeth it unto life eternal. If any man minister to me, let him follow me; and where I am, there also shall my minister be. If any man minister to me, him will my Father honour. Now is my soul troubled. And what shall I say? Father, save me from this hour. But for this cause I came unto this hour. Father, glorify thy name. A voice therefore came from heaven: I have both glorified it, and will glorify it again. The multitude therefore that stood and heard, said that it thundered. Others said: An angel spoke to him: Jesus answered, and said: This

voice came not because of me, but for your sakes. Now is the judgment of the world; now shall the prince of this world be cast out. And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all things to myself. (Now this he said, signifying what death he should die.) The multitude answered him: We have heard out of the law, that Christ abideth for ever; and how sayest thou: The Son of man must be lifted up? Who is this son of man? Jesus therefore said to them: Yet a little while, the light is among you. Walk whilst you have the light, that the darkness overtake you not; and he that walketh in darkness knoweth not whither he goeth. Whilst you have the light, believe in the light, that you may be the children of light. These things Jesus spoke, and he went away and hid himself from them.

OFFERT. Ps. cxviii. Blessed art thou, O Lord; teach me thy justifications, and deliver 'me not up to the proud ones that slander me; so shall I answer them that reproach me in any thing.

SECRET. Mercifully, O Lord, we beseech thee, deliver us from all sins and dangers, since thou allowest us to partake of these great mysteries. Through.

COMM. Deliver me not over, O Lord, to the will of them that trouble me; for unjust witnesses have risen up against me, and iniquity hath lied to itself.

P. COMM. Being filled with the divine gift, we beseech thee, O Lord our God, that we may ever live by the participation thereof. Through.

Let us pray. Bow down your heads to God.

PRAYER. May thy right hand, O Lord, we beseech thee, protect thy people making supplication to thee, and purifying them from their sins, make them wise, that they may make such use of the comforts of this present life, as to arrive at that which is eternal. Through.

PALM SUNDAY. THIS Sunday is so called from the ceremony of blessing branches

of Palm, Olive, or somo other tree, to be distributed among the faithful to carry in procession, in remembrance of what the Jewish people did, when Jesus Christ, six days before his passion, made his triumphant entry into Jerusalem riding on an asa's colt, as had been foretold by the prophet, and was received with the joyful acclamations of the multitude, as well as those of his disciples.

Let us, therefore, assist at the ceremony of this day with recol. lection and piety; and whilst we bear the Palms in our hands, let us adore him, who conquered hell by his death, and endeavour to partake of his triumph, by overcoming sin, and every in. clination contrary to the Spirit of God. After sprinkling the Holy Water, as usual on other Sundays, the Office begins thus :

The Choir sings, HOSANNA Filio Da: HOSANNA to the Son

vid: benedictus qui of David: blessed is venit in nomine Domini. he that cometh in the O Rex Israel: Hosanna name of the Lord. O in excelsis.

King of Israel: Hosan

na in the highest.

Then the Priest sayı, The Lord be with you. R And with thy spirit.

Let us pray; COLL. Deus quem. O* God, whom to love is true righteousness, multiply in our hearts the gifts of thy holy grace; and since, by the death of thy only Son, thou hast made us to hope for

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those things which we believe, grant that by his resurrection, we may arrive at the happy end of our journey. Who liveth.

LËSSON. Exod. xv. 27. In those days: The children of Israel came into Elim, where there were twelve fountains of water, and seventy palm-trees; and they encamped by the waters.[Chap. xvi. 1. 7.] And they set forward from Elim; and all the multitude of the children of Israel came into the desert of Sin, which is between Elim and Sinai, the fifteenth day of the second month after they came out of the land of Egypt. And all the congregation of the children of Israel murmured against Moses and Aaron in the wilderness. And the children of Israel said to them: Would to God we had died by the hand of the Lord in the land of Egypt, when we sat over the flesh pots, and ate bread to the full. Why have you brought us into this desert, that you may destroy all the multitude with famine? And the Lord said to Moses: Behold I will rain bread from heaven for you; let the people go forth, and gather what is sufficient for every day, that I may prove them whether they will walk in my law, or no. But the sixth day let them provide for to bring in, and let it be double to that they were wont to gather every day. And Moses and Aaron said to the children of Israel: In the evening you shall know that the Lord hath brought you forth out of the land of Egypt: and in the morning you shall see the glory of the Lord.

For the Gradual: R. The chief priests and the Pharisees gathered a council, and said: What do we, for this man doth many miracles? If we let him alone so, all men will believe in him. * And the Romans will come and take away our place and nation. V. But one of them, named Caiphas, being the highpriest of that year, said to them: It is expedient for you that one man should die for the people, and that the whole nation perish not. Therefore from that day they devised to put him to death, saying: * And the Romans, &c. to V.

Or the following, Matt. xxvi. R. He prayed unto his Father on mount Olivet: 0 Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me.

* The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak. Thy will be done. V. Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation. * The spirit, &c. to V.

GOSPEL. Matt. xxi. 1. 9. At that time: When Jesus drew nigh to Jerusalem, and was come to Bethphage, unto Mount Olivet, he sent two disciples, saying to them: Go ye into the village that is over against you, and immediately you shall find an ass tied and a colt with her: loose them and bring them to me. And if any man shall say anything to you, say ye, that the Lord hath need of them; and forthwith he will let them go. Now all this was done that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying: Tell ye the daughter of Sion: Behold, thy king cometh to thee, meek, and sitting upon an ass, and a colt the foal of her that is used to the yoke. And the disciples going, did as Jesus commanded them; and they brought the ass and the colt, and laid their garments upon them, and made him sit thereon. And a very great multitude spread their garments in the way, and others cut down boughs from the trees, and strewed them in the way; and the multitudes that went before and that followed, cried, saying: Hosanna to the Son of David; Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord.

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