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thee, Give me to drink, thou wouldst perhaps have asked him, and he would have given thee living water. The woman faith to him: Lord, thou haft nothing wherein to draw any, and the well is deep; whence then canst thou have any living water? Art thou greater than our father Jacob, who gave us this well, and drank of it himself, and his children, and all his cattle? Jefus answered, and faid to her: Whoever drinketh of this water, fhall thirst again; but whoever drinketh of the water that I fhall give him, fhall never thirst again: but the water 1 will give him, fhall become in him a fountain of water fpringing up to eternal life. The woman faith to him: Lord give me that water, that I may never thirft, nor come hither to draw any. Jefus faith to her: Go, call thy husband, and come hither again. The woman answered and faid: I have no husband. Jefus faith to her: Thou haft faid right, in saying, I have no hufband: for thou haft had five husbands, and he whom thou now haft, is not thy husband : in this thou haft spoke the truth. The woman faith to him: Lord, I perceive thou art a prophet; our forefathers adored on this mountain, and you fay that Jerufalem is the place, where we ought to adore. Jefus faith to her: Woman, believe me, the hour cometh, when you shall adore the Father neither on this mountain, nor in Jerufalem. You adore what you know not; we adore what we know, for falvation cometh from among the Jews. But the hour cometh, and is already come, when the true worshippers fhall adore the Father in fpirit and truth for the Father feeketh fuch to adore him. God is a Spirit; and they who adore him, must adore him in fpirit and truth. The woman faith to him: I know the Meffiah (who is called the Chrift) is coming; and when he cometh, he will H 3

e Expl. The Saviour or Meffiah was to be a defcendant of Abraham, of the tribe of Judah, and of the family of David.

tell us all things. Jefus faith to her: I, who am talking to thee, am he. And immediately his difciples came, and wondered to fee him talking with the woman. Yet no one said: What doft thou want, or what art thou talking about with her? The woman then left her pitcher, and going into the city, faith to the men there: Come and fee a man, who hath told me all that ever I did: Is he the Christ? They went then out of the city, and came to him. In the mean time his difciples intreated him, faying: Master, eat. But he faith to them: I have food to eat, which you know nothing of. The difciples therefore faid to one another: Hath any one brought him any food? Jefus faith to them: My food is to do the will of him that fent me, and to perfect his work. Don't you fay, There are yet four months, and then cometh the harveft? Behold I fay to you, lift up your eyes, and fee the fields, for they are white already for harveft. And he that reapeth receiveth wages, and gathereth fruit for life everlafting: that both he who foweth, and he who reapeth, may rejoice together. For in this is that faying true: 'Tis one that foweth, and another that reapeth; I fent you to reap that for which you laboured not others took pains, and you have entered upon their labours. And many of the Samaritans of that city believed in him on the word of the woman, who affured them: He told me all whatever I did. And when the Samaritans were come to him, they befought him to stay there. And he continued there two days. And many more believed in him upon his own word. And they faid to the woman: We believe now, not upon thy word for we have heard him ourselves, and know that he is indeed the Saviour of the world.

OFFERTORY. Pf. 5. My King and my God, hear the words of my prayer, for it is to thee I will



E beseech thee, O Lord, mercifully regard the offerings we confecrate to thee, fo that they may become acceptable to thee, and always advance our falvation. Thro'.


COMMUNION. John 4. He who fhall drink the water, which I fhall give him, faith the Lord, it fhall become in him a fountain of water springing up to eternal life.



"AY the receiving of this facrament, O Lord, cleanfe us from fin, and bring us to the kingdom of heaven. Thro'.

Let us pray. Bown down your heads to God. PRAYER. Præfta, quæfumus.

Rant, we beseech thee, O Almighty God, that we who confide in thy protection, may, thro' thy grace, overcome all the enemies of our falvation. Thro'.

The COMMEMORATION at VESPERS. Anth. Lord, I perceive, thou art a prophet: our forefathers worshipped on this mountain.

V. and R. as p. 27. PRAYER. Præsta, quæfumus.


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Ant. Domine, ut video, propheta es tu : patres noftri in monte hoc adoraverunt.



Pf. 5.


EAR, O Lord, my words, attend unto my cry hearken to the voice of my prayer, O my King and my God. Pf. For to thee, O Lord, will I pray and in the morning thou wilt hear my voice. V. Glory. COLLECT. Præfta, quæfumus.

we beseech

they who mortify themselves by abftinence from food, may, by obferving thy holy law, also faft from all fin. Thro'.

LESSON. Dan. xiii. 1, 62.

IN thofe days: There was a man dwelt in Babylon, whofe name was Joachim: and he married a woman called Sufanna, the daughter of Helcias, very beautiful and fearing God. For her parents being righteous, had brought up their daughter according to the law of Moses. Now Joachim was very rich, and he had an orchard adjoining to his houfe: and the Jews reforted to him, because he was of great efteem among them. In that year two Elders were appointed judges over the people, concerning whom the Lord had faid: Iniquity is come out of Babylon from the Elders the Judges, who feemed to govern the people. Thefe men frequented Joachim's house; and all, who had any business to be decided, came to them. And when the people were gone, about noon; Sufanna went and walked about in her husband's orchard. And the Elders faw her go and walk there every day: and they burnt with luft after her; and they perverted their understanding, and turned away their eyes, that they might not fee heaven, nor remember righteous judgments. And it came to pass, that, when they had pitched on a fit day, fhe went in, as fhe had done yesterday and the day before, only with two maids, and had a mind to bathe in the orchard, for the weather was hot. And no body was there but the two Elders, who lay hid, and beheld her. Then fhe faid to the maids : Fetch me the oil and wafhballs, and fhut the orchard doors, that I may bathe. And when the maids were gone out, the two Elders arofe, and running to her, faid: Behold the orchard-doors are fhut, and no body feeth us, and we are in love with thee; therefore yield to us, and lye with us. And if thou wilt not, we will bear witnefs against thee, that there was a young man with thee, and therefore thou fendedft away thy maids. Sufanna fighed, and said: I am diftrefled on every fide; for it I do



this, I die: and if I do it not, I fhall not escape your hands. But it is better for me without fin to fall into your hands, than to offend in the fight of God. And Sufanna cried out with a loud voice and the Elders also cried out against her and one ran to the orchard-door and opened it. And when the fervants of the house heard the noise in the orchard, they made hafte through a back-door to fee what was the matter. But when the Elders had told, the fervants were afhamed very much, because never any fuch thing had been faid of Sufanna. And the next day, when the people came to Joachim her husband, the two Elders alfo came full of malice against Susanna, refolving to put her to death. And they faid before the people: Send for Sufanna the daughter of Helcias, Joachim's wife. And they forthwith fent for her. And she came with her parents and children and all her relations. And her friends wept, and all that knew her. Then the two Elders rifing up in the midst of the people, put their hands upon her head: and the weeping lifted up her eyes to heaven, for her heart trufted in God. And the Elders faid: As we two were walking alone in the orchard, this woman came in with two maids and fhutting the orchard-door, fhe fent the maids away. And a young man, who was hid, came to her, and lay with her. But we being in the corner of the orchard, and beholding the wickedness, ran to them, and faw them lye together. But we could not hold the young man, because he was too ftrong for us; but opening the doors, he made his escape. But when we had laid hold of this woman, we asked her, who the young man was; but she would not tell us of all this we are witneffes. The multitude gave credit to them, as to Elders and Judges of the people, and condemned her to death. Then Sufanna cried out with a loud voice, and said: O Eternal God, who knoweft what is hidden, who

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