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these hofts; and while we celebrate these thy myfteries, defend us from all dangers. Thro'.

COMMUNION. Pf. 15. Thou haft made known to me the ways of life: the fight of thee will fill me with joy, O Lord.

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Sanctificet nos. AY the heavenly food, which we have taken, fanctify us, O Lord: and freeing us from all errors, make us worthy of thy heavenly promises. Thro'.

Let us pray. Bow down your heads to God. PRAYER.

Concede.

Grant, we beseech thee, O Almighty God, that

we who beg the favour of thy protection, being delivered from all evils, may serve thee with a fecure mind. Thro'.

The COMMEMORATION at VESPERS.

Anth. To eat with

unwashed hands doth not defile a man.

Ant. Non lotis manibus manducare, non coinquinat hominum.

V. and R. as p. 27. PRAYER. Concede.

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THURSDAY.

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INTROIT.

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Pf. 77. S faith the Lord in whatever tribulation they cry out to me, I will hear them and I will be their Lord for ever. Pf. Be attentive, O my people, to my law; give ear to the words of my mouth. V. Glory.

COLLECT. Magnificet.

AY this facred folemnity of thy holy fervants,

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Lord; on which, by thy unfpeakable providence,

thou haft bestowed on them eternal glory, and granted us the aid of their prayers. Thro'.

LESSON. Fer vii. 1, 7.

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IN N thofe days: The word of the Lord came to me, faying: Stand in the gate of the house of the Lord, and publish what I tell thee, faying: Hear the word of the Lord all you of Juda, who go in at these gates to adore the Lord. Thus faith the Lord of armies, the God of Ifrael: Amend your ways, and your inclinations, and I will dwell with you in this place. Truft not in lying words, faying: This is the temple of the Lord, the temple of the Lord, the temple of the Lord. For if you direct your ways and inclinations right; if you do juftice between a man and his neighbour; if you injure not the stranger, the fatherless and the widow, and fhed not innocent blood in this place, and follow not strange Gods to your own prejudice. I will dwell with you in this place, in the land I have given to your fathers for ever and ever, faith the Lord Almighty.

GRADUAL. P. 144. The eyes of all hope in thee, O Lord, and thou giveft them their food in due season. V. Thou openeft thy hand, and filleft every animal with thy bleffing.

GOSPEL. Luke iv. 38, 44.

T that time: Jefus going out of the fynagogue, entered the house of Simon. And Simon's wife's mother was ill of a great fever: and they befought him in her behalf: and he standing near her, commanded the fever, and it left her. And getting up immediately fhe waited on them. And when it was fun-fet, all that had any fick of various diftempers, brought them to him: and he laying his hands on each of them, cured them. And the de

a Expl. The word temple is repeated to express the idea the Jewe bad of the fanctity of the temple.

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vils went out of them, crying aloud and faying: Thou art the Son of God: and he rebuking them, fuffered them not to speak, because they knew he was the Chrift. And when it was day, he went away to a folitary place, and the people fought for him, and coming up to him, they laid hold of him, that he might not depart from them. To whom he faid: I muft publifh the kingdom of God to other cities alfo; for I was fent for that purpofe. And he preached in the fynagogues of Galilee.

OFFERTORY. P. 137. If I walk in the midst of tribulation, thou wilt preferve my life, O Lord: and thou wilt ftretch forth thy hand against the wrath of my enemies, and thy right hand fhall fave me. SECRET.

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E offer thee, O Lord, on the anniversary of the precious death of thy holy fervants, this facrifice, from which their martyrdom, and that of all others took it's beginning. Thro'.

COMMUNION. Pf. 118. Thou haft ordered thy commandments to be ftrictly kept: O that my steps may be always directed fo as to keep thy law! POSTCOMMUNION. Sit nobis.

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TAY this thy facrament, O Lord, procure for us that falvation, which we beg for by the merits of thy bleffed Martyrs Cofmas and Damian. Thro'.

Let us pray. Bow down your heads to God.
PRAYER. Subjectum.

ΜΑ AY thy heavenly mercy, O Lord, perpetual

ly increase thy people, and make them always obedient to thy commandments. Thro'.

The COMMEMORATION at VESPERS.

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Hew me, O Lord, a mark of thy favour; that thofe that hate me,

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may fee it, and be confounded: for thou, O Lord, haft helped me, and comforted me. P. Lend thine ear, O Lord, and hear me, for I am poor and needy. V. Glory.

COLLECT. Jejunia noftra.

ET thy kind favour, O Lord, accompany our faft, that as we abftain from corporal food, fo we may likewife refrain from all vice. Thro'.

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LESSON. Numb. xx. 2, 13.

IN N thofe days: The children of Ifrael affembled together against Mofes and Aaron, and mutinied, faying: Give us water to drink. And Mofes and Aaron going from the people, went into the tabernacle of the covenant, and, falling proftrate on the ground, cried out to the Lord, and faid: Lord God, hear the cry of this people, and open to them thy treasure, a fountain of living water, that, being fatisfied, they may leave off their murmuring. And the glory of the Lord appeared over them. And the Lord fpoke to Mofes, faying: Take thy rod, and do thou and Aaron thy brother affemble the people together, and speak to the rock in their prefence, and it fhall yield water. And when thou haft brought forth water out of the rock, all the people fhall drink, as likewife their cattle. Mofes therefore took the rod which was before the Lord, as he had commanded him, and having af

fembled the people before the rock, he faid to them: Hear, you rebellious and incredulous people; shall we be able to bring forth water for you out of this rock? And when Mofes had lifted up his hand, and ftruck twice with the rod, water came forth in great plenty, fo that both the people and their cattle drank. And the Lord faid to Mofes and Aaron: Because you have not believed me, to fanctify me before the children of Ifrael, you fhall not bring this people into the land, which I will give them. This is the water of contradiction, where the children of Ifrael murmured against the Lord, and he was fanctified in them.

GRADUAL. P. 27. My heart trufted in the Lord, and I found relief: my flesh is healed, and I will with pleasure return him thanks. V. To thee, O Lord, have I cried out: anfwer me, O my God, and depart not from me.

TRACT. Deal not, as above, p. 29.

GOSPEL. John iv. 5, 42.

AT T that time: Jefus came to a city of Samaria, called Sichar, near the parcel of ground which Jacob gave to his fon Jofeph. And Jacob's well was there. Jefus therefore being wearied with his journey, fat down on the well; and it was about the fixth hour. Then a woman of Samaria came to draw water. Jefus faith to her: Give me to drink, (for his difciples were gone into the city to buy meat.) Then that Samaritan woman faith to him: How is it that thou, who art a Jew, askest to drink of me, who am a Samaritan woman? For the Jews have no communication with the Samaritans. Jefus anfwered, and said to her: If thou didst know the gift of God, and who it is that faith to

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b Expl. The orders God gave to Mofes were only to speak to the

rock; but through fome diffidence or diftruft, be ftruck it twice.

c Expl. To fhew the people I was their Holy One or God.

d Expl. The great mercy and favour God defigns thee, by giving chee an opportunity of difcourfing with me.

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