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placed me in a plentiful pasture; he hath led me to a refreshing Itream.

AY thy facred mysteries, O Lord, we beseech

thee, purify us, and, by their efficacy, make us well pleasing to thee. Thro'. Let us pray. Bow down your heads to God.

PRAYER. Deus, qui sperantibus.
God, who chuseft rather to Thew mercy, than

to be angry with those that hope in thee; grant we may worthily lament the evil we have committed, that so we may find the favour of thy comfort. Thro'.

The COMMEMORATION at Vespers. Anth. I am who bear Ant. Ego fum qui witness of myself: and teftimonium perhibeo de my Father, who sent me, meipfo : & teftimonium beareth witness of me. perhibet de me, qui mi

fit me, Pater. V. Deliver me, O V. Eripe me, DomiLord, from the wicked ne, ab homine malo. man. R. And from the R. A viro iniquo eripe unjuft man deliver me. This V. and R. are said till Mandy-Thursday,

PRAYER. Collect of to-morrow.
In the thort R. at COMPLIN, Glory be to the
Father, &c. is not faid from this day to Holy Satur-
day, except on feasts.

HE two last weeks of Lent are consecrated in a

particular manner to honour the Passion of Chrift

. And altho' the week we are now entering upon be only a preparation to the following one, and the Church represents therein to our thoughts other objects, the Passion of Christ is often referred to, and for that reason this day is called Pafion-Sunday,



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From this day the Gloria Patri is omitted at the Introit; as likewise the Pfalm, Judica. Those that have wrote on the Liturgy, affert this to be agreeable to the antient practice; and they observe, in general, that the particular ceremonies of these two latt weeks, and more especially those of the three last days in Lent, are all venerable remains of antient usages.

E thou my judge, O Udica me, Deus, &
God, and give sen-

discerne caufam metence in my caule against am de gente non fandtâ. an ungodly people. De- Ab homine iniquo & doliver me from the unjust loso eripe me : quia tu and deceitful man : for es Deus meus, & fortithou art my God, and tudo mea. Pf. Enitte my strength. Pf. Send lucem tuam & veritatcm 'forth thy light and thy tuam : ipfa me deduxetruth: for they have con- runt & adduxerunt in ducted me, and brought montem sanctum tuum, me to thy holy moun

& in tabernacula tua. tain, and into thy taber- Judica, &c. to Pl. nacles. Be thou, &c. to Pr.

And thus the INTROIT is said till EASTER.

COLLECT. Quæfumus, Omnipotens. MErcifully look down on thy people, we beseech

thee, O Almighty God, that, by thy bounty and protection, they may be governed and guarded both in body and soul. Thro'.

From this day to Mandy-Thursday, after the Collect of the day, is said the

II. COLLECT. Ecclefiæ tuæ. MErcifully hear, O Lord, we beseech thee, the

prayers of thy Church, that, all oppositions and errors being removed, she may serve thee with a secure and undisturbed devotion. Thro..

Or COLLECT. Deus omnium.

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ful, look down in thy mercy on thy fervant N. whom thou haft appointed Paftor over thy Church: and grant, we befeech thee, that, both by word and example, he may edify all those that are under his charge, and with the flock intrufted to him arrive, at length, at eternal happiness. Thro'.

EPISTLE. Heb. ix. V, 15. B Rethren: Christ being come, the

High-priest of the good things to come, by a more excellent and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is, not of this creation ; neither by the blood of goats or of calves, but by his own blood hath once entered the holy place, having purchased for us an eternal redemption. * For if the blood of goats and bulls, and the sprinkling of the ashes of a heifer, fanctify such as are defiled to the cleansing of the Aelh , how much more shall the blood of Chrift, who, thro' the Holy Ghost, offered himself without spot to God, cleanse our consciences from dead works, to serve the living God ? He therefore is the mediator of the new covenant': that by means of his death undergone for the cancelling the transgressions under the former covenant, those that are called, may receive the promised eternal inheritance throChrist Jesus our Lord.

GRAD U A L. Pf. cxlii. Deliver me, O Lord, Eripe me, Domine, from my enemies: teach de inimicis meis : doce me to do thy will. V. me facere voluntatem Pf. 17. Thou, O Lord, tuam. V. Pf. 17. Liart my deliverer from the berator meus, Domine, enraged Gentiles : thou de Gentibus iracundis : wilt put me out of the ab insurgentibus in me reach of those that affault exaltabis me; à viro ini

a Expl. Not formed according to the ordinary way of generation. b Expl. To give a legal purity.

me; and thou wilt rescue quo eripes me.
me from the unrighteous

TRACT. PS. cxxviii.
They have often at- Sæpe expugnaverunt
tacked me from my very me à juventute meâ. V.
youth. V. Let Ifrael Dicat nunc Israel: Sæpe
now say: They have of- expugnaverunt me à ju.
ten attacked me from ventute meâ. V. Ete-
my very youth. V. But nim non potuerunt mihi:
they never could prevail fupra dorsum meum fa-
against me: finners have bricaverunt peccatores.
plowed up my back. V. Prolongaverunt ini-
1. They have a long quitates fuas : Dominus
time continued in their juftus concidet cervices
iniquity : but the Lord, peccatorum:
who is juft, will at lajt
cut off the heads of those
Sinful men.

GOSPEL. John väi. 46, 59.
AT that time :: Jefus faid to the multitude of the

Jews: Which of you will convict me of fin?
If I speak to you the truth, why do you not believe
me? He that is of God, heareth the words of God.

you do not hear them, because you are not of God. Then the Jews answered and said to

him: Are we not in the right in faying, thou art a 1 Samaritan, and art poflefled with a devil? Jesus

answered: I am not possessed with a devil : but I honour my Father, and you have dishonoured me. But I seek not my own glory; there is one who seeketh it, and doth me justice. Amen, Amen I say to you: If any one keep my words, he shall never see death. "Then the Jews faid: Now we know thou art poffeffed with a devil. Abraham is dead, and the Prophets alfo: and thou sayest: If any one keep my words, be shall never taste c-Or, Tbey bave bear on my back, as on an anvil.

death. Art thou greater than our father Abraham, who is dead? And the Prophets are dead also. Whom dost thou make thyself? Jesus answered: If I glorify myself, my glory is nothing: it is my Father that glorifieth me, who, you say, is your God, and yet you

know him not: but I know him; and, if I was to say, I know him not, I should be a liar like you.

But I do know him, and keep his word. Your father Abraham earnestly desired to fee my day: he saw it, and rejoiced. Then the Jews said to bim: Thou art not as yet fifty years old, and halt thou seen Abraham? Jesus said: Amen, Amen I say to you: Before Abraham was, I am. Then they took up stones to cast at him: but Jefus hid himself, and went out of the temple. CREDO.

OFFERTORY. Pf. cxviii. I will praise thee, O Confitebor tibi, DoLord, with my whole mine, in toto corde meo: heart: reward thy ser- retribue fervo tuo, vivant: I shall live, and vam & cuftodiam fermokeep thy command- nes tuos: vivifica me fe. ments : save my life ac- cundum verbum tuum, cording to thy word, O Domine. Lord.

SECRET. MAY these offerings, O Lord, both loosen the

bonds of our wickedness, and obtain for us the gifts of thy mercy. Thro'.

Rotect us, O Lord, while we aflift at thy fa-

cred mysteries, that being employed in acts of religion, we may ferve thee both in body and mind. Thro'.

E appeased, O Lord, with the offerings we

have made, and cease not to protect thy servant N. whom thou hast been pleased to appoint Paftor over by Church. Thro'.



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