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the prayers and offerings of thy people: turn all our hearts to thee; that being freed from earthly concupiscence, we may come to desire heavenly pleasures. Thro'.
POSTCOMM. Concede. Grant, we beseech thee, O Lord, that whatever vice our souls are subject to, may be cured by the virtue of the sacrament we have received. Thro'.
VESPERS. At the MAGNIFICAT. Anth. Verily, I say to Ant. Amen, dico vobis, you, this generation shall quianonpraeteribitgeneratio not pass away, till all these haec, donee omnia fiant; coethings, come to pass; her lum8c terratransibunt, verba ven and earth shall pass autem mea non transibunt, away, but my words shall dicit Dominus. not pass away, saith the Lord.
Prayer. Collect at Mass, p. 263.
III. SUNDAY after the EPIPHANY.
COLLECT. Omnipotens. O Almighty and Eternal God, mercifully regard our weakness, and stretch forth the right hand of thy Majesty to protect us. Thro'.
EPISTLE. Rom. xii. 16.
BRETHREN; Be not wise in your own conceit; render to no man evil for evil; carefully do that which is good, not only in the sight of God, but in the sight of all men Live in peace, if it be possible; and, as far as in you lieth, with all men. Revenge not yourselves, my dearly beloved, but give place to anger; for it is written; Vengeance belongeth to me; and I will take revenge, saith the Lord. But if thy enemy be hungry, give him to eat; if he be thirsty, give him to drink; for doing thus, thou shalt heap coals of fire upon his head. Be not overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.
GOSPEL. Matt. viii, 1. 13. A T that time: When Jesus was come down from the IX. mountain, a very great multitude followed him. And behold a leper came and adored him, saying: Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean. And Jesus stretching forth his hand, touched him, saying: I will; be thou made clean. And forthwith his leprosy was cleansed. And Jesus said to him; See that thou tellest no-body of this; but go, shew thyself to the priest, and make the offering ordered by Moses, for a testimony to them. And when he was entered Capharnaum, a centurion came to him, beseeching him, and saying: Lord, my servant is sick at home of a palsy, and is grievously tormented. And Jesus said to him; I will come and heal him. And the Centurion answering, said; Lord, I am. not worthy that thou shouldest enter under my roof; but speak only the word, and my servant shall be healed. For although I am a man under subjection to others, yet, as I have soldiers under me, I say to one; Go tlv ther, and he goeth: to another; Come hither, and he cometh: and to my servant, do this, and he doth it. And Jesus hearing this, wondered, and said to those who followed him; Verily, I say to you, I have not found so great faith in Israel. And I say to you; Many shall come from the east and from the west, and shall sit down with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven; but the children of the kingdom shall be cast forth into outer darkness, where there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. And Jesus said to the Centurion; Go, and as thou hast believed, so be it unto thee. And his servant was cured at the same hour. Credo
SECRET. May this offering, O Lord, we beseech thee, cleanse away our sins; and sanctify the bodies and souls of thy servants to prepare them for worthily celebrating this sacrifice. Thro'.
POSTCOMM. Quos tantis. We beseech thee, O Lord, that we, to whom thou vouchsafest the use of these great mysteries, may be made truly worthy to receive the benefit thereof. Thro'.
Anth. Lord, if thou wilt, Ant. Domine, si vis,potes thou canst make me clean, me mundare; et ait Jesus; And Jesus said; I will; be volo; mundare. thou cleansed. . •
Prayer. Collect at Mass, p. 265.
IV. SUNDAY AFTER THE EPIPHANY.
COLLECT. Bens, qui nos. O God, who knowest, that through human frailty we are not able to subsist amidst so many dangers; grant us health of soul and body; that whatsoever we suffer for our sins, we may overcome by thy assistance. Thro'.
EPISTLE. Rom. xiii. 8. 10.
BRETHREN: Owe no man any thing, but to love one another; for he that loveth his neighbour, has fulfilled the law. For Thou shalt not commit adultery: Thou shalt not kill; Thou shalt not steal; Thou shait not bear false witness; Thou shalt not covet; and if there be any other commandment, it is comprised in these words: Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. The love of our neighbour doth no evil. Love therefore is the fulfilling of the law.
GOSPEL. Matt. viii. 23. 27.
AT that time: Jesus going into a ship, his disciples followed him: and behold there arose a great tempest in the sea, so that the ship was covered with waves, but he slept. And his disciples came to him, and awaked him, saying: Lord, save us, we perish. And Jesus saith to them: Why are you fearful, O ye of little faith? Then he arose, and gave his orders to the winds and the sea; and there was a great calm. And the men wondered, saying: What manner of man is this, that the winds and the sea obey him? Credo.
SECRET. Grant, we beseech thee, O Almighty God, that the offering of this sacrifice may always cleanse our frailty from evil, and be a protection to us. Thro'.
POSTCOMM. Munera. May thy gifts, which we have partaken of, O God, detach us from all earthly pleasures, and ever refresh and strengthen us with heavenly food. Thro'.
At the MAGNIFICAT.
Anth. Lord save us, we Ant, Domine, salva nos, perish; give thy orders, O perimus; impera, et fac, God, aud make a calm. Deus, tranquillitatem.
Prayer. Collect at Mass, p. 244.
V. SUNDAY AFTER THE EPIPHANY.
COLLECT. Familiam tuam. Preserve, we beseech thee, O Lord, thy family by thy constant mercy; that we, who confide solely in the support of thy heavenly grace, may be always defended by thy protection, Thro'.
EPISTLE. Culos. iii. 12. 17.
BRETHREN: Put ye on, as the elect of God, holy and welkbeloved, the bowels of mercy, goodness, humility, modesty, and patience; bearing with one another, and forgiving one another, if any have any complaint against another; even as the Lord hath forgiven you, so also do you. But above all things have charity, which is the bond of perfection. And let the peace of Christ triumph in your hearts, to which you have been called, in one body; and be ye thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell plentifully in you, and fill you with all wisdom. Instruct and excite one another by psalms, hymns, and spiritual canticles, singing from your hearts with grace to God. Whatever you do in word and in deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, giving thanks to God and the Father through Jesus Christ our Lord.
GOSPEL. Matt xiii. 24. 30.
AT that time: Jesus spoke this parable to the multitude: The kingdom of heaven is like to a man, who sowed good seed in his field. But while his men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way. But when the blade was sprung up, and the wheat was in ear, then appeared also the tares. And the servants of the master of the house coming, said to him: Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? From whence then came these tares? And he said to them: An enemy hath done it. Then the servants said to him: Wilt thou that we go and pull them up? And he said: No, lest perhaps in gathering the tares, you root up the wheat also with them. Let both grow till the harvest; and at the harvest-time, I will say to the reapers; Gather up first the tares, and tie them up in bundles to burn; but the wheat gather into my barn. Credo.
SECRET. We offer thee, O Lord, this sacrifice of propitiation, that thou wouldst mercifully forgive us our sins, and guide our tottering hearts. Thro.'
POSTCOMM. Queesumus. We beseech thee, O Almighty God, that we may one day receive the effects of that salvation, of which we have received a pledge in these mysteries. Thro'.
VESPERS. At the MAGNIFICAT. Anth. Gather first the Ant. Colligite primum tares, and tie them up in zizania, et alligate ea in fasbundles to be bnurt; but ciculos ad comburendum: gather the wheat into my triticum autem congregate barn, saith the Lord. in horreura meum.
Prayer. Collect at Mass, p. 267.
VI. SUNDAY AFTER THE EPIPHANY.
COLLECT. Prcesta, qucesumus. Grant, we beseech thee, O Almighty God, that being always intent upon what is reasonable and just; we may, both in word and deed, perform what is acceptable to thee. Thro'. EPISTLE. 1 Thess. i. 2.
BRETHREN; We always give thanks to God for you all, without intermission remembering you in our prayers; being mindful of the efficacy of your faith, of your labour, and charity, and of your firm hope in our Lord Jesus Christ, in the presence of God and our Father. For we know, brethren, beloved of God, your election; because our preaching the gospel to you was not in words only, but was accompanied with miracles, with the power of the Holy Ghost, and with much abundance: for you know what manner of men we were among you for your own sakes. And thus you became followers of us, and of the Lord, having received the word in much affliction, though with great joy of the Holy Spirit. So that you became a pattern to all the faithful of Macedonia and Achaia. For from you the word of the Lord was spread, not only in Macedonia and Achaia ; but your faith in God is become famous every where, so that it is not necessary for us to say any thing about it; for they themselves publish the success of our coming amongst you; and how you were converted from idols to God, to serve the living and true God, and to expect from heaven his Son Jesus, whom he raised from the dead, and who hath delivered us from the wrath to come.
GOSPEL. Matt. xiii. 31. 35.
AT that time: Jesus spoke to the multitude this parable: The kingdom of heaven is like to a grain of mustard-seed, which a man took, and sowed in his field. This grain is the least of all seeds; but when it is grown up, it is greater than any other herb, and becoineth a tree; so that the birds of the air come, and dwell on its branches. He spoke likewise another parable to them. The kingdom of heaven is like to apiece of leaven, -which a woman took and hid in three measures of meal , till
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