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offences, they may serve thee with secure minds. Through.

EPISTLE. Ephes. v. 15. 21. Brethren: See how you walk circumspectly, not as unwise but as wise: redeeming the time, because the days

Wherefore become not unwise, but understanding what is the will of God. And be not drunk with wine, wherein is luxury, but be ye filled with the Holy Spirit, speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns, and spiritual canticles, singing and making melody in your hearts to the Lord: giving thanks always for all things in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, to God and the Father. Being subject one to another in the fear of Christ.

GRAD. Ps. cxliv. The eyes of all hope in thee, O Lord, and thou givest them meat in due season. V. Thou openest thy hand, and fillest with thy blessing every living creature. Alleluia. Alleluia. V. My heart is ready, O God, my heart is ready: I will sing, and will give praise to thee my glory. Alleluia.

GOSPEL. John iv. 46. 53. At that time: There was a certain ruler whose son was sick at Capharnaum. He having heard that Jesus was come from Judea, into Galilee, went to him, and prayed him to come down and heal his son, for he was at the point of death. Jesus therefore said to him: Unless you see signs and wonders you believe not. The ruler saith to him: Lord, come down before that my son die. Jesus saith to him: Go thy way, thy son liveth. The man believed the word which Jesus said to him, and went his way. And as he was going down, his servants met him: and they brought word, saying, that his son lived. He asked therefore of them the hour wherein he grew better. And they said to him: Yesterday at the seventh hour the fever left him. The father therefore knew that it was at the same hour that Jesus said to him: Thy son liveth; and himself believed, and his whole house. CREDO.

OFFERT. Ps. cxxxvi. Upon the rivers of Babylon, we sat and wept, when we remembered thee, o Sion.

SECRET. May these mysteries, O Lord, we beseech thee, procure us a heavenly remedy, and cleanse away the vices of our hearts. Through.

COMM. Ps. cxviii. Be inindful, O Lord, of thy word to thy servant, in which thou hast given me hope: this hath comforted me in my humiliation.

P. COMM. That we may be worthy of thy sacred gifts, O Lord: grant, we beseechi thee, we may always obey thy commandments. Through.



Introit. Esther xiii. IN yoluntate tua, Do- ALL things, O Lord, are

sunt in thy power: and posita: et non est qui there is none that can possit resistere voluntati resist thy will: for thou tuæ: tu enim fecisti om- hast made ail things, nia, cælum et terram, leaven and earth, and et universa quæ cæli all things that are unambitu continentur: der the cope of heaven: Dominus universorum thou art Lord of all. tu es.

Ps. Beati im- Ps. Blessed are the maculati in via; qui am- undefiled in the way: bulant in lege Domini. who walk in the law of V. Gloria.

the Lord. V. Glory. COLL. Preserve thy family, O Lord, we beseech thee, by thy constant mercy: that under thy protection, it may be freed from all adversity; and by the practice of good works, continue devoted to thy name. Through.

EPISTLE. Ephes. vi. 10. 17. Brethren: Be

strengthened in the Lord, and in the might of his power. Put you on the armour of God, that you may be able to stand against the deceits of the devil. For our wrestling is not against flesli and blood; but against principalities and powers, against the rulers of the world of this darkness, against the spirits of wickedness in the high places. Therefore take unto you the armour of God, that you may be able to resist in the evil day, and to stand in all things perfect. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breast-plate of justice, and your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; in all things taking the shield of faith, wherewith you may be able to extinguish all the fiery darts of the most wicked one. And tako unto you the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.

GRAD. Ps. lxxxix. Lord, thou least been our refuge from generation to generation. V. Before the mountains were made, or the earth and the world were formed: from eternity, to eternity, thou art God. Alleluia. V. When Israel went out of Egypt, the house of Jacob from a barbarous people. Alleluia.

GOSPEL. Matt. xviii. 23. 35. At that time, Jesus spoke to his disciples this parable: The, kingdom of heaven is likened to a king who would take an account of his servants. And when he had begun to take the account, one was brought to him that owed him ten thousand taients. And as he had not wherewith to pay it, his lord commanded that he should be sold, and liis wife and children, and all that he had, and payment to be made. But that servant falling down, besought him, saying: Have patience with me, and I will pay thee all. And the lord of that servant being moved with pity, let him go, and forgave him the debt. But when that scrvant was gone out, he found one of his fellow

servants that owed him a hundred pence; and laying hold of him, he throttled him, saying: Pay what thou owest. And his fellow-servant falling down, besought him, saying: Have patience with me, and I will pay thee all. And he would not: but went and cast him into prison till he paid the debt. Now his fellow-servants seeing what was done, were very much grieved, and they came and told their lord all that was done. Then his lord called him, and said to him: Thou wicked servant, I forgave thee all the debt, because thou besoughtest me: shouldst not thou then have had compassion also on thy fellowservant, even as I had compassion on thee? And his lord being angry, delivered him to the torturers, until he paid all the debt. So also shall my heavenly Father do to you, if you forgive not every one his brother from your hearts. Credo.

OFFERT. Job i. There was a man in the land of Hus whose name was Job, simple and upright, and fearing God: and Satan asked to tempt him; and power was given him by the Lord over his possessions, and over his flesh; and he destroyed all his substance, and his sons: and he wounded his flesh with a grievous ulcer.

SECRET. Mercifully receive, O Lord, these offerings, by which thou art pleased to be appeased, and restore us to salvation by thy powerful goodness. Through.

COMM. Ps. cxviii. My soul hath looked to be saved by thee, and hath relied on thy word: when wilt thou execute judgment on them that persecnte me?

The wicked have persecuted me; help me, O Lord my God.

P. COMM. Having received the food of immortality, we beseech thee, O Lord, that what we have taken with our mouths we may receive with pure souls. Through.

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Introit. Ps. cxxix. SI iniquitates observa- IT thou, O Lord, wilt

veris, Domine, Do- mark iniquities, Lord, mine, quis sustinebit? who shall stand it? For Quia apud te propitiatio with thee there is merest, Deus Israel. Ps. ciful forgiveness, O God De profundis clamavi of Israel. Ps. Out of ad te, Domine, Domine the depths I have cried exaudi vocem

to thee, O Lord, Lord V. Gloria.

hear my voice. V.Glory. COLL. O God, our refuge and strength, fountain of all goodness, mercifully give ear to the fervent prayers of thy church, and grant that what we ask with faith we may effectually obtain. Through.

EPISTLE. Phil. i. 6. 11. Brethren: We aro confident in the Lord Jesus, that he who hath begun a good work in you, will perfect it unto the day of Christ Jesus. As it is meet for me to think this for you all: for that I have you in my heart; and that in my hands, and in the defence and confirmation of the gospel, you are all partakers of my joy. For God is my witness, how I long after you all in the bowels of Jesus Christ. And this I pray, that your charity may more and more abound in knowledge and in all understanding; that you may approve the better things, that you may be sincere and without offence unto the day of Christ. Filled with the fruit of justice, through Jesus Christ, unto the glory and praise of God.

GRAD. Ps. cxxxii. Behold how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity. V. It is like the precious ointment on

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