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his chariots, and stood at the door of Elizeus's house: and Elizeus fent a message to him, saying: Go, and wash seven times in the Jordan, and thy flesh thall be healed, and thou shalt be clean. Ai wbich Naaman went away angry, saying: I expected he would have come out to me, and that standing and calling on the name of the Lord his God, he would have touched with his hand the place of the leprosy, and cured me. Are not Abana and Pharphar, ri, vers of Damascus, better than all the waters of Israel, to wash in and be clean? Turning about therefore, and going away in a rage, his servants came to him, and said: Father, if the prophet had commanded thee some great thing, certainly thou oughtedst to have done it: how much rather now, when he hath faid only to thee: Wath, and thou malt be clean, He went down then, and washed himself in the Jordan seven times, according to the directions of the man of God; and his flesh came again, even as the flesh of a child, and he was healed. And re. turning to the man of God, he came with all his retinue, and food before him, saying: Now I know for certain, there is no other God in the whole earth, but only in Ifrael.

GRADUAL. Pf. 55. I have laid open to thee, O God, my life; and thou haft considered my tears. V. Take pity on me, O Lord, for man hath trampled me under-foot; he hath attacked me the whole day, and diftreffed me. TRACT. Deal not with us, as above, p. 29.

GOSPEL. Luke iv. 23, 30, AT that time : Jefus said to the Pharifees : You

will certainly tell me this proverb : Physician, cure thyself. As great things as we have heard of done by thee in Capharnaum, do also here in thy own country,

And he said. Amen I say to you: No prophet is regarded in his own country. I teh you with truth; there were many widows in Ifrael in the days of Elias, when heaven was shut for three years and six months, and there was a great famine throughout the whole land : and Elias was sent to none of them, but only to a widow in Sarephta of Sidon. And there were many tepers in Israel in the time of Elizeus the Prophet, and none of them was cleansed, except Naaman the Syrian. And all in the synagogue, when they heard these things, were filled with indignation, and rising up, drove him out of the city, and led him to the steep of the hill, whereon their city was built, to throw him down headlong. But he paffing thro' the midst of them, went his way.

OFFERTORY. Pf. 54. Hear my prayer, O God, and despise not my petition: look down upon me, and graciously hear me.

Rant, O Lord, that the offering we make to

thee, as a mark of our homage, may become to us a facrament available to our salvation. Thro'.

COMMUNION. Pf. 13. Who will fend out from Sion the salvation of Israel? When the Lord shall put an end to the captivity of his people, Jacob Thall leap for joy, and Israel shall rejoice.

POSTCOMMUNION. Præfa, quæfumus. G Rant, we beseech thee, O Almighty and mer

ciful God, that what we take with our mouths, we may receive with pure minds. Thro'. Let us pray. Bow down your heads to God.

PRAYER. Subveniat nobis.
CAY thy mercy, O Lord, affist us, that, by

thy protection, we may be delivered from the dangers of sin that surround us, and so brought to eternal happiness. Thro'.

The COMMEMORATION at Vespers, Anth. But Jefus pal- Ant. Fsus autem tranfing thro' the midst of fiens per mediuin illothem, went away.

V. and R. p. 27. PRAYER, Subveniat nobis.


rum, ibar.


MASS. INTROIT. Have cried out to thee, O God, · Pf. 16.

because thou haft heard me: lend therefore thine ear now, and hear my prayer. Keep me, O Lord, as the apple of thine eye, and protect me under the shadow of thy wings. Pf. Hear, O Lord, the justice of my cause, and hearken to my petition. V. Glory.

COLLECT. Exaudi nos. GRaciously hear us, o Almighty and merciful

God, and grant us the gift of falutary continency. Thro'.

LESSON. 4 Kings iv. 1, 7. IN those days: A certain

woman cried out to Elizeus the Prophet, saying: Thy servant my hurband is dead, and thou knowest that he thy servant feared the Lord. And behold his creditor is now come, to take away my two Sons to be his faves. Elizeus said to her : What would'st thou have me do for thee? Tell me; what hast thou in thy house? And she answered: I thy hand-maid have nothing in my house, but a little oil to anoint myself. He faid to her: Go, and borrow of all thy neighbours a great many empty vessels. And go in, and shut the door upon thee and hy sons; and pour out of the oil into all the veffels, and when they are full, take them away:

The woman went, and shut the door upon herfelf and her sons: they gave her the vefsels, and the poured in the oil. And when they were full, she said to one of her sons : Bring me another vessel: but he said to her: I have no more: and the oil stopped. Then she came and told the man of God; and he said : Go, and sell the oil, and pay thy creditor ; and live thou and thy chita dren of the rest.

GRADUAL. PS. 18. Cleanse me, O Lord, from my hidden fins; and preserve thy fervant from those

of other men. V. If these rule not in me, then shall I be without spot; and cleansed from enor-. mous guilt. GOSPEL

Matt. xviii. 15, 22. A T that time : Jesus said to his disciples : If thy

brother offend against thee, go, and tell him of his fault between thee and him alone. If he give ear to thee, thou wilt have gained thy brother. But if he will not hearken to thee, take with thee one or two more, that every thing may be testified by two or three witnesses. And if he will not hear them; tell the Church. And if he will not hear the Church, let him be to thee as the heatben or the publican. Amen I say to you: Whatsoever you shall bind on earth, shall be bound also in heaven; and whatsoever you shall loose on earth, shall be loofed also in heaven. Again I say to you: If two of you shall agree on earth, concerning whatsoever thing they shall ask, it Ihall be granted them by my Father, who is in heaven. For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there I am in the midst of them. Then Peter drew near him, and faid: Lord, how often shall my brother offend against me, and I forgive him? Till seven times ! Jesus faith to him: I say not to tbee till seven times; but till seventy times seven.

OFFERTORY. Pf. 117. The right hand of the Lord hath exerted it's strength, the right hand of the Lord hath raised me up: I shall not now die, but live; and publish the works of the Lord.

S ECR E T. MAY we receive, we beseech thee, O Lord, by

these facraments, the effect of our redemption; so that by means thereof we may withdraw from all human excesses, and thou may'st bestow upon us the gift of salvation. Thro'.

COMMUNION. Pf. 14. Who is it, O Lord, that is to dwell in thy tabernacle? Or who is it, that is to abide on thy holy mountain ? He that walketh without blemish, and doth righteousness. POSTCOMMUNION. Sacris, Domine,

Eing now cleansed, O Lord, by thefe holy my

steries, grant us, we beseech thee, both pardon and grace. Thro'. Let us pray. Bow down your heads to God.

PRAYER. Tua nos.
Efend us, O Lord, by thy protection, and al-

ways preserve us from all iniquity. Thro'.

The COMMEMORATION at Vespers. Anth. Where two or

Ant. Ubi duo vel tres three meet together in congregati fuerint in nomy name, I am in the mine meo, in medio eomidst of them, faith the rum fum, dicit Dominus, Lord,

V. and R. as p. 27. PRAYER. Tua nos.



M AS S. INTROIT. UT I will hope in the Lord : I

Pf. 30. S will leap for joy, and rejoice at thy mercy: for thou hart contidered my distress. Ps. In thee, O Lord, have I put my trust, let me never be put to shame : deliver me according to thy justice, and rescue me. V. Glory.

COLLECT. Præfta nobis. GRant, O Lord, we beseech thee, that being

improved by this wholesome fast, we may obstain from all pernicious vice, and, by that means, more easily obtain thy mercy. Thro'.

LESSON. Exod. xx. 12, 24. THUS saith the Lord God: Honour thy father

and thy mother, that thou may'st live long in land, which the Lord thy God will give thee. Thou thalt not kill. - Thou shalt not commit adultery.

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