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going thither again ? Fesus answered: Are there not twelve hours in the day? If a man walk in the day-time, he stumbleth not, because he seeth the light of this world. But if he walk in the night, be stumbleth, because he hath no light. Thus he spoke, and after these things, he said to them: Qur friend Lazarus sleepeth : but I am going to raise him from sleep. Then his disciples said : Lord, if he sleep, he will recover. But Jesus spoke of his death; and they thought he had spoke of the rest of Neep. Jesus therefore said plainly to them: Lazarus is dead: and I am glad for your fakes, that I was not there, that you may believe. But let us go to him. Then said Thomas, who is called Didymus, to his fellow disciples : Let us go also, that we may die with him. Jesus therefore came, and found he had been now in the grave four days. (Now Bethania was about fifteen furlongs from ferusalem.) And many of the Jews had come to Martha and Mary to comfort them concerning their brother. Martha therefore, as foon as fhe heard Jesus was coming, went to meet him; but Mary sat at home. Then Martha said to Jesus : Lord, if thou hadít been here, my brother had not died. And even now, I know, whatever thou shalt ask of God, God will grant it thee. Jesus saith to her : Thy brother will rise again. Martha saith to him: I know he will rise again at the resurrection on the last day. Jesus said to her : I am the resurrection and the life : be that believeth in me, though he be dead, shall live: and every one that liveth, and believeth in me, shall never die. Believest thou this? She faith to him: Yes, Lord, I have believed that thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God, who art come into this world. And having said this, she went and called Mary her sister secretly, faying: The Master is come, and calleth for thee. As soon as the heard this, she arose presently, and came to him : for Jesus was not yet come inta the town; but still was in the place, where Martha had met him. Then the Jews that were with Mary in the house, and were comforting her, seeing her arise up hastily, and go out, followed her, faying : She is going to the grave, to weep there. When Mary was come where Jesus was, seeing him, she fell down at his feet, and said to him : Lord, if thou hadft been here, my brother had not died. Jesus therefore, when he saw her weeping, and the Jews also weeping, who came with her, groaned in spirit, and was troubled and said : Where have you laid him? They say to him: Lord, come and fee. And Jesus wept. Then the Jews said: See, how he loved him. And some of them said : Could not this man, who opened the eyes of him that was born blind, have prevented his death? Jesus therefore again groaning within himself, came to the monument. And it was a cave: and a stone was laid upon it. Jesus said : Take away the stone: Martha, the sister of the dead man, faith to him: Lord, he stinketh by this time ; for he hath been there four days. Jesus faith to her : Did not I tell thee, that, if thou wilt believe, thou shalt see the glory of God? Then they removed the stone : and Fejus lifting up his eyes, said : Father, I thank thee, that thou hast heard me. And I knew thou always heareft me; but for the sake of the people that are here, I spoke thus : that they may believe thou hait fent me.

Having said this, he cried out with a loud voice : Lazarus, come forth. And immediately he, that had been dead, came forth, bound hands and feet with grave cloths, and his face was covered with a napkin. Jesus said to them: Loose him, and let him go. Many therefore of the Jews, who came to Mary and Martha, and had seen what Jejus did, believed in him.

Offertory. Ps. 17. Thou, O Lord, wilt fave thy people in distress, and thou wilt humble the

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eyes of the proud : for who is God, besides thee, O Lord ?

SECRET. M Lord, purify us, and"always render thee propitious. Thro'.

COMMUNION. John 11. The Lord seeing the filters of Lazarus weeping at the grave, wept before the Jews, and cried out: Lazarus, come forth. And he, who had been dead four days, came forth bound hands and feet.

CAY the receiving of this facrament, O Lord,

we beseech thee, always free us' from our fins, and protect us from all adversity. Thro'. Let us pray. Bown down your heads to God.

PRAYER. Da, nobis. we, who are senfible of our own weakness,

, and confide in thy power, may always rejoice in the effects of thy goodness. Thro'.

The COMMEMORATION at VESPERS. Anth. Lord, if thou Ant. Domine, fi fuifhadft been here, Lazarus fes hic, Lazarus non efwould not have died: set mortuus : ecce jam behold now he stinketh, fatet, quatriduanus in having been four days in monumento.

V. and R. as p. 27. Prayer. Da nobis.

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that are thirsty, come to the

waters, saith the Lord: and you that have no money, come and drink with joy. PS:77. My people be attentive to my law: hearken to the words of my mouth. V. Glory.



COLLECT. Fiat, Domine,
Rant us, O Lord, we beseech thee, an in-

crease of devotion ; for then only will our falts avail us, when they are well pleasing to thy goodness. Thro'.

LESSON. Ifaias xlix. 8, 15. THus faith the Lord: I have heard thee at a fa

vourable time, I have helped thee in the day of salvation : and I have preserved thee, and I have appointed thee for the covenant of my people, to restore the earth, and to possess the inheritances that were laid waste : that thou mayst say to those, who are in chains; go forth : and to such as are in darkness ; see the light. They shall feed in the ways, and on every plain shall be their pastures. They shall not hunger nor thirst, neither shall the heat, or the sun hurt them: because he, that hath taken pity on them, shall conduct them, and give them drink at the fountains of water. And I will level all my mountains to an even way, and my hollow paths shall be raised. Behold some shall come from afar off; and behold some from the north and the sea, and others from the southern country. Praise the Lord, O ye heavens, and rejoice thou, O earth, and, ye mountains, fing forth his praise; because the Lord hath comforted his people, and he will take compassion on his poor ones 8. But Sion hath said: The Lord hath abandoned me, and the Lord hath forgot me. woman forget her child, so as not to have any compassion for the child of her womb? And though she should thus forget it, yet I will never forget thee, faith the Lord Almighty,

GRADUAL. PS 9. The poor man, O Lord, is left to thee; thou wilt be the protector of the or

f Expl. This prophecy regards Jesus Christ, the true Israel, or the mighty one of God, who prevailed on God to be reconciled to mankind, be himself becoming the Victim of the Covenant, the furifier of bis people. 8 Expl. Such as are in ofliction,

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phan. V. Why art thou withdrawn so far from us, O Lord? Doft thou despise us in our necessities and affliction? When the wicked man is puffed up with pride, the poor man suffereth.

GOSPEL. John viii. 12, 20. AT

T that time : Jesus spoke to the multitude of the

Jews, saying: I am the light of the world : he that followeth me, walketh not in darkness, but shall have the light of life. The Pharisees therefore said to him: Thou bearest testimony to thyself: therefore thy testimony is not true. Jesus answered and said to them : Tho'l bear testimony to myself, yet my testimony is true ; because I know whence I came, and whither I am going ; but you know not whence I came, nor whither I am going. You judge according to the Aeth ; I judge no man. And if I do judge, my judgment is true, because I am not alone; but I, and the Father, who sent me. Now it is written in your law, that the testimony of two is true b. I am who bear witness to my self; and my Father, who sent me, beareth witness to me. Then they said to him: Where is thy Father? Jesus answered : You know neither me, nor my Father: if you knew me, you would also know my Father. Thus spoke Jejus in the treasury, teaching in the temple ; and no one seized him, because his hour was not yet come.

OFFERTORY. Pf. 17. The Lord is my fupport, my refuge and my deliverer : 'tis in him I will trust.

E appeased, O Lord, we beleech thee, with

these our offerings; and, in thy mercy, compel our will, even when it rebelleth, to submit to thee. Thro'.

COMMUNION. PS. 22. The Lord is my fhepherd, and I shall be in want of nothing: he hath

Expl, Is receiveawe. VOL. II.


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