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eyes of the proud: for who is God, befides thee, O Lord?
AY thefe we beseech O
M Lord, purify us, and always render thee
COMMUNION. John 11. The Lord feeing the fifters 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.
POSTCOMMUNION. Hæc nos.
AY the receiving of this facrament, O Lord, we beseech thee, always free us from our fins, and protect us from all adverfity. Thro'. Let us pray. Bown down your heads to God. Da, nobis.
we, who are fenfible 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 hadft been here, Lazarus would not have died: behold now he ftinketh, having been four days in the grave.
V. and R. as p. 27. PRAYER. Da nobis.
Ant. Domine, fi fuisfes hic, Lazarus non effet mortuus: ecce jam foetet, quatriduanus in monumento.
OU that are thirsty, come to the
Pf. 54. that have no money, come and drink with joy. Pf. 77. My people be attentive to my law: hearken to the words of my mouth. V. Glory.
Rant us, O Lord, we beseech thee, an in
G crease of devotion; for then only will our
faits avail us, when they are well pleafing to thy goodness. Thro'.
LESSON. Ifaias xlix. 8, 15. THus faith the Lord: I have heard thee at a favourable time, I have helped thee in the day of falvation and I have preferved thee, and I have appointed thee for the covenant of my people, to reftore the earth, and to poffefs the inheritances that were laid wafte: that thou mayft fay to those, who are in chains; go forth and to fuch as are in darkness; fee the light. They fhall feed in the ways, and on every plain fhall be their paftures. They fhall not hunger nor thirft, neither fhall the heat, or the fun hurt them: because he, that hath taken pity on them, fhall 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 fhall be raised. Behold fome fhall come from afar off; and behold fome from the north and the fea, and others from the fouthern 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 compaffion on his poor ones. But Sion hath faid: The Lord hath abandoned me, and the Lord hath forgot me. Can a woman forget her child, so as not to have any compaffion for the child of her womb? And though fhe fhould thus forget it, yet I will never forget thee, faith the Lord Almighty.
GRADUAL. P 9. The poor man, O Lord, is left to thee; thou wilt be the protector of the or
f Expl. This prophecy regards Jefus Chrift, the true Ifrael, or the mighty one of God, who prevailed on God to be reconciled to mankind, be himself becoming the Victim of the Covenant, the purifier of his people. Expl. Such as are in affliction.
phan. V. Why art thou withdrawn fo far from us, O Lord? Doft thou despise us in our neceffities and affliction? When the wicked man is puffed up with pride, the poor man fuffereth.
GOSPEL. John viii. 12, 20.
AT T that time: Jefus fpoke to the multitude of the Jews, faying: I am the light of the world: he that followeth me, walketh not in darkness, but fhall have the light of life. The Pharifees therefore faid to him: Thou beareft teftimony to thyfelf: therefore thy teftimony is not true. Jefus answered and faid to them: Tho' I bear teftimony to myfelf, yet my teftimony 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 flesh; I judge no man. And if I do judge, my judgment is true, because I am not alone; but I, and the Father, who fent me. Now it is written in your law, that the teftimony of two is true. I am who bear witness to my felf; and my Father, who fent me, beareth witnefs to me. Then they faid to him: Where is thy Father? Jefus answered: You know neither me, nor my Father: if you knew me, you would also know my Father. Thus fpoke Jefus in the treasury, teaching in the temple; and no one feized 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 truft.
O we beseech thee, with
these our offerings; and, in thy mercy, compel our will, even when it rebelleth, to fubmit to thee. Thro'.
COMMUNION. P. 22. The Lord is my fhepherd, and I fhall be in want of nothing: he hath Expl. Is receiveable. L
placed me in a plentiful pafture; he hath led me to a refreshing ftream.
POSTCOMMUNION, Tua nos. facred O we beseech
M thee, purify us, and, by their efficacy, make
us well pleafing to thee. Thro'.
Let us pray. Bow down your heads to God.
PRAYER. Deus, qui fperantibus. God, who chufeft rather to fhew mercy, than to be angry with thofe that hope in thee; grant we may worthily lament the evil we have committed, that fo we may find the favour of thy comfort. Thro'.
The COMMEMORATION at VESPERS.
Anth. I am who bear witness of myself: and my Father, who fent me, beareth witness of me.
Ant. Ego fum qui teftimonium perhibeo de meipfo : & teftimonium perhibet de me, qui mifit me, Pater.
V. Deliver me, O Lord, from the wicked man. R. And from the unjuft man deliver me.
This V. and R. are faid till Mandy-Thursday. PRAYER. Collect of to-morrow.
In the fhort R. at COMPLIN, Glory be to the Father, &c. is not faid from this day to Holy Saturday, except on feafts.
PASSION-S UN DAY.
V. Eripe me, Domine, ab homine malo. R. A viro iniquo eripe
HE two laft weeks of Lent are confecrated in a particular manner to honour the Paffion 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 Paffion of Christ is often referred to, and for that reason this day is called Paffion-Sunday,
From this day the Gloria Patri is omitted at the Introit; as likewife the Pfalm, Judica. Those that have wrote on the Liturgy, affert this to be agreeable to the antient prac tice; and they obferve, in general, that the particular ceremonies of these two laft weeks, and more especially those of the three last days in Lent, are all venerable remains of antient ufages.
E thou my judge, O God, and give fentence in my cause against an ungodly people. Deliver me from the unjuft and deceitful man: for thou art my God, and my ftrength. P. Send forth thy light and thy truth: for they have conducted me, and brought me to thy holy mountain, and into thy tabernacles. Be thou, &c. to Pf.
P. xlii. Udica me, Deus, & difcerne caufam meam de gente non fanctâ. Ab homine iniquo & dolofo eripe me: quia tu es Deus meus, & fortitudo mea. Pf. Emitte lucem tuam & veritatem tuam: ipfa me deduxerunt & adduxerunt in montem fanctum tuum, & in tabernacula tua. Judica, &c. to Pf.
And thus the INTROIT is faid 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 foul. Thro'.
From this day to Mandy-Thurfday, after the COLLECT of the day, is faid the
II. COLLECT. Ecclefiæ tuæ. MErcifully hear, O Lord, we beseech thee, the prayers of thy Church, that, all oppofitions and errors being removed, fhe may ferve thee with a fecure and undisturbed devotion. Thro'.