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Jesus; and he went away, and concealed himself
from them.

Ercifully, O Lord, we beseech thee, deliver

us from all fins and dangers, fince thou allowest us to partake of these great mysteries. Thro'.

Eing filled with the divine gift, we beseech


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Jive by the participation thereof. Thro'.
Let us pray. Bow down your heads to God.

PRAYER. Tueatur.
AY thy right hand, O Lord, we beseech thee,

protect thy people making supplication to thee, and, purifying them from their fins, make them wise, that they may make fuch use of the comforts of this present life, as to arrive at that which is eternal. Thro'.

The COMMEMORATION at VESPERS. Anth. Righteous Fa- Ant. Pater juste, munther, the world knoweth dus te non cognovit; ego

but I know autem novi te, quia tu thee, for thou didst send me mififti. me.

V. and R. as p. 122. PRAYER. Collect of tomorrow.

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INSTRUCTION. HIS Sunday takes it's name from the ceremony of or some other tree, to be distributed to the faithful to carry in procession in remembrance of what the Jewish people did, when Jesus Christ, fix days before his passion, made his triumphant entry into Jerwalem. He rode upon an

ass's cold, as had been foretold by the Prophet, and received the joyful acclamations of his disciples, and of multitudes of the people.

Let us therefore assist, according to the spirit of the Church, at the religious ceremony of this day, with recollection and piety: and while we hold the Palms in our hands, or accompany the procession, let us adore Jesus Christ, who triumphed over hell by his death, and endeavour to partake of his triumph, by overcoming fin,

and every inclination which is contrary to tỉe spirit of God.

After the usual sprinkling of the Holy Water, as on all other Sundays, the Office begins thus :

Anth. Hosanna to the Ant. Hofanna Filio Son of David: blessed David: benedictus qui is he who cometh in the venit in nomine Domini. name of the Lord. O O Rex Ifrael: Hosanna King of Israel: Hosanna in excellis. in the highest beavens.

May the Lord be with you. R. And with thiy spirit.

Let us pray.


COLLECT. Deus, quem.
God, whom to love is true righteousness, mul-

tiply in our hearts the gifts of thy holy grace: and fince, by the death of thy only Son, thou haft made us to hope for those things, which we believe; grant that by his resurrection we may arrive at the happy end of our journey. Who liveth.

LESSON. Exod. xv. 27 : xvi. 1, 7. I V those days : The children of Israel came to

Elim, where there were twelve springs of water, and seventy palm-trees, and they encamped near the waters. And they set forward from Elim, and all the multitude of the children of Israel came to the wilderness of Sin, which is between Elim and Sinai, on the fifteenth day of the second month after their going out of the land of Egypt. And all the congregation of the children of Israel murmured against Mofes and Aaron in the wilderness. And the children of Israel said to them: Would to God we had died by the hand of the Lord in the land of Egypt, when we sat by the flesh-pots, and eat our bread in plenty: Why brought you us forth into the wilderness, to destroy the whole multitude with hunger? And the Lord said to Mofes : Behold, I will rain bread for you from heaven: let the people go out, and gather what will serve them for each day; that I may try them, whether they will walk in my law, or no. But on the sixth day let them provide what to bring in; and let it be double to that they were wont to gather every day. And Moses and Aaron said to the children of Israel: In the evening you shall know, that the Lord hath brought you out of the land of Egypt: and in the morning you thall see the glory a of the Lord. Then, instead of the Gradual, is sung the following

RESPONSORY: R. HE chief priests R. Yollegerunt pon therefore and

tifices & PhariPharisees gathered a fæi concilium, & dixecouncil and said: What runt: Quid facimus, quia are we doing, for this hic homo multa figna faman performeth many cit? Si dimittimus eum wonders ? If we let him fic, omnes credent in go on thus, all will be

eum : * Et venient Roo lieve in him : * And the mani, & tollent noftrum Romans will come and locum & gentem. V. destroy both our country Unus autem ex illis,

V. But one of Caiphas nomine, cum them, named Caiphas, effet pontifex anni illius, being the high priest of prophetavit, dicens: Exthat year, said to them: pedit vobis, ut unus moIt is for your interest that riatur homo pro populo, one man die for the peo- & non tota gens percat.

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ple, and not that the Ab illo ergo die cogitawhole nation perish. verunt interficere eum, Therefore from that day dicentes : * Et venient, they devised to kill him, &c. to V. saying: * And the Romans, &c. to V.

Or this other. Matt. xxvi. (Ejus prayed unto his N monte Oliveti oraFather on mount

vit ad Patrem: Pa. Olivet: O Father, if it ter, fi fieri poteft, tranbe possible let this cup seat à me calix iste. * pass from me. * The Spiritus quidem prompspirit indeed is ready, tus eft, caro autem in, but the flesh is weak. firma. Fiat voluntas tua, Thy will be done. V. V. Vigilate & orate, ut Watch and pray, that you non intretis in tentatioenter notinto temptation, nem. Spiritus quidem, • The spirit, &c. to V. &c. to V.

GOSPEL. Matt. xxi. 1, 9. AT that time : Jesus drawing

near to Jerusalem; and being come to Bethphage, at mount Olivet, he sent two of his disciples, and said to them: Go into the village over-against you, and you will

preseotly find an afs tied, and a colt with her: loose them, and bring them to me: and if any one say any thing to you, fay: The Lord hath need of them: and he will forthwith let them go. And all this was done, that it might be fulfilled, which was spoke by the Prophet, saying: Say to the daughter of Sion: Behold thy King cometh to thee meek, fitting on an ass, and the colt, the foal of her that is used to the yoke. And the disciples went, and did as Jesus commanded them; and they brought the ass, and the colt, and laid their garments on them, and set him thereon. And a very great multitude spread their garments in the way; and others cut down boughs from the trees, and they strewed them in the way. And the multitude that went before, and

that which followed after, cried aloud, saying: Hosanna to the Son of David: Blefled is he that cometh in the name of the Lord.

The BLESSING of the PALMS. May the Lord be with you. R. And with thy fpirit.

Let us pray, Auge fidem. Ncrease, O God, the faith of them that hope in

fuppliants : let thy manifold mercy come upon us, and let these branches of palm-trees, or olive-trees, be blessed: and as in a figure of the church thou didst multiply Noah going out of the ark, and Moses going out of Egypt with the children of Israel : so let us, carrying palms and branches of olive-trees, go and meet Christ with good works, and enter chro' him into eternal joys: who with thee and the Holy Ghost liveth and reigneth one God world without end. R. Amen.

V. May the Lord be 1. Dominus vobifcum.

with you.

R. And with thy fpi

R. Et cum fpiritu tuo. rit. V. Raise up your

V. Sursum corda. hearts on high. .: R. We have them R. Habemus ad Doraised up to the Lord. minum. V. Let us give thanks

V. Gratias agamus to the Lord our God. Domino Deo noftro. R. It is meet and just. R. Dignum & juftum

eft. T is truly meet and just, right and available to

salvation, always and in all places to give thee thanks, O holy Lord, Almighty Father, eternal God: who art glorious in the assembly of thy faints. For thy creatures serve thee, because they acknowledge thee for their only Creator and God. And thy whole creation praiseth thee, and thy faints

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