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of David, hath overcome. Alleluia.
Anth. It behoveth us to Ant. Nos autem gloriari glory in the Cross of our opportet in Cruce Domini Lord Jesus Christ. Alleluia, nostri Jesu Christi. Alleluia.
Anth. By the sign of the Ant. Per signum Crucis Cross deliver us, O our God, de inimicis nostris libera from all our enemies. Al- nos Deus noster. Alleluia, ieluia.
Little Chapter. Brethren. Beginning of the EpisTle to*, p. ig2.
BEHOLD the royal en- T7EXILLA Regis prosigns fly V deunt, Bearing the Cross's mys- Fulget Crucis mysterium 5 tery:
Where life itself did death Qua vita mortem pertulit, endure,
And by that death did life Et morte vitam protulit. procure.
A cruel spear let out a Quae vulnerata lances flood t Of water mix'd with saving Mucrone dim, criminur* blood:
Which, gushing from the Ut nos lavaret sordibus,
Drown'd our offences in the Manavit unda et sanguine, tide.
The mystery we now un- Impleta sunt quae concinit fold,
Which David's faithful verse David fideli carmine, foretold
Of our Lord's kingdom: Dicendo nationibus
whilst we see God ruling nations on a Regnavit a ligno Deus.
O lovely tree, whose Arbor decora et fulgida, branches wore The royal 'purple of his Ornata regis purpura! gore!
How glorious does thy body Electa digno stipite shine,
Supporting members so di- Tam sancta membra tanvine. gere.
The world's blest balance thou wert made,
The happy beam its purchase weigh'd,
And bore his limbs who snatch'd away
Devouring hell's expected prey.
Hail cross, our hope! On thee we call
Who keep this Paschal festival.
Grant to the just increase of grace,
And ev'ry sinner's crimes
Blest Trinity, we praises sing
To thee, from whom all
graces spring; Celestial crowns on those
bestow, Who conquer by the cross
below. Amen. V. This sign of the cross shall appear in the heavens. Alleluia. R. When the Lord shall come to judge. Alleluia.
Beata cujus brachVis Pretium pependit saeculi, Statera facta corporis, Tulitque praedam Tartari.
O crux ave! spes unica, Paschale quae fers gaudium; Piis adauge gratiam, Reisque dele crimina.
Te, fons salutis Trinitas, Collaudet omnis spiritus; Quibus crucis victoriam
Largiris, adde praemium.
At the MAGNIFICAT.
Anth. O Cross, more bright than all the stars, renowned throughout the world, exceeding lovely to men, and more holy than any thing else; thou alone wast worthy to bear the price of the world; sweet wood, sweet nails, that bore so sweet a burden! save this congregation here assembled to celebrate thy praises. Alleluia.
Prayer. Collect at Mass
Ant. O Crux, splendidior cunctis astris, mundo Celebris, hominibus multum amabilis, sanctior universis; quae sola fuisti digna portare talentum mundi; dulce lignum, dulces clavos, dulcia ferens pondera r, salva praesentem catervam in tuis hodie laudibus congregalam,. Alleluia.
The Commemoration of St. Athanasius, Anth. O excellent Doctor, p. xxxix. V. The Lord loved, p. xxxvii. Prayer. Exaudi, quaesumus, 11. p. xxxvii.
MASS. Introit. Gal. vi.
IT behoveth us to glory in V] OSautemgloriarioporthe Cross of our Lord IN tet in Cruce Domini Jesus Christ: in whom is nostri Jesu Christi; in quo our salvation, life, and re- est salus, vita, et resurrectio surrection; by whom we nostra, per quem salvati et have been saved and deli- liberati sumus. Alleluia, vered. Alleluia, Alleluia. Alleluia. Ps. Deus miserePs. 66. May God have atur nostri et benedicat nomercy on us, and bless bis; illuminetvultumsuper us; may his countenance nos, et misereatur nostri. shine upon us, and may V. Gloria, he take pity on us. V, Glory.
COLLECT. Deus, qui. O God, who, in the miraculous discovery of the holy cross, wast pleased to renew the wonders of thy passion: grant, by the ransom paid on that saving wood, we may find help for the obtaining life eternal. Who livest and reignest, &c.
The Commemoration of SS. Alexander, EvenTius, and Throdulus, Martyrs, and Juvenalis, Confessor.
COLLECT. Preesta, qucesumus. Grant, we beseech thee, O Almighty God, that we who celebrate the festival of thy saints, Alexander, Eventius, Theodulus, and Juvenalis, may, by their intercession, be delivered from all impending misfortunes. Thro'.
EPISTLE. Phil. ii. 5. 11.
BRETHREN: Have the same sentiments Christ Jesus had; who, as he had the form of God, thought it no robbery to equal himself to God: nevertheless he degraded himself, taking the form of a servant, being made to the likeness of men, and in shape found as man. * He humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. For whioh reason God also hath exalted him, and given him a name above all names; that at the name of Jesus * every knee should bow, of the things in heaven, and on the earth, and under the earth: and every tongue confess, that the Lord Jesus Christ is in the glory of God the Father.
* Here all kneel.
Alleluia, Alleluia. V. Alleluia, Alleluia. V. Ps. 95. Publish among Ps. 95. Dieite in gentibus, the nations, that the Lord quia Dominus regnavit a hath triumphed on the ligno. Alleluia. V. Dulce Cross. Alleluia. V. Sweet lignum, dulces clavos, dulwood, sweet nails, that cia ferens pondera! quae sola bore so sweet a weight! fuisti digna sustinere Regem thou alone wast worthy to coelorum et Dominum. Al. bear the King of heaven and leluia. the Lord, Alleluia.' GOSPEL. John. in. 1. 16.
AT that time: There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews. This man came to Jesus by night, and said to him: Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these signs which thou doest, unless God be with him. Jesus answered, and said to him: Amen, amen, I say to thee, unless a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. Nicodemus saith to him: How can a man be born again when he is old? Can he enter a second time into his mother's womb, and be born again? Jesus answered: Amen, amen, I say to thee, unless a man be born again of water and the Holy Ghost, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh, is flesh; and that which is born of the spirit, is spirit. Wonder not, that I said to thee, you must be born again. The Spirit breatheth where he will; and thou hearest his voice, but thou knowest not whence he cometh and whither he goeth; so is every one that is born of the Spirit. Nicodemus answered, and said to him: How can these things be done? Jesus answered, and said to him: Art thou a master in Israel, and knowest not these things? Amen, amen, I say to thee, that we speak what we know, and we testify what we have seen, and you receive not our testimony. If I have spoken to you earthly things, and you believe not: how will you believe if I shall speak to you heavenly things? And no man hath ascended into heaven, but he that descended from heaven, the Son of Man who is in heaven. And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the desart, so must the Son of Man be lifted up; that whosoever believeth in him, may not perish, but may have everlasting life. Credo.
OFFERT. Ps. cxvii. The Dextera Domini fecit virright hand of the Lord hath tutem, dextera Domini ex
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displayed its might: the altavitme: non moriar, sed right hand of the Lord hath vivam, et narrabo opera Doraised me up: I shall not mini. Alleluia, die, but live, and publish ♦ the works of the Lord. Alleluia.
SECRET. Favourably, O Lord, look down on the sacrifice we offer thee, that it may deliver us from all the miseries of war, and surely fix us under thy protection, that, by the standard of thy Son's Holy Cross, we may overcome all the assaults of the enemy. Thro'.
O/SS. ALEXANDER, &c. Let thy heavenly blessing, we beseech thee, O Lord, plentifully descend upon these oblations, which, through thy bounty, sanctify and till us with joy in the solemnity of thy saints. Thro'. Preface. Ordinary, p. 47. COMM. By the sign of Per signum Crucis de inithe Cross deliver us, O Lord micis nostris libera nos, God, from all our enemies. Deus noster. Alleluia. Alleluia.
POSTCOMM. Repleti. Being filled with the heavenly meat, and strengthened with the spiritual cup, we beseech thee, O Almighty God, to defend from the evil spirit those, whom by thy Son's Cross, the arms of justice for the redemption of the world, thou hast commanded to triumph. Thro' the same.
O/SS. ALEXANDER, &c. Refecti. Being refreshed by the participation of these sacred mysteries, we beseech thee, O Lord, that we may find the effects of what we celebrate, by the intercession of thy blessed Martyrs Aexander, &c, Thro'.
II. VESPERS. All as in the first Vespers, p. 289. except:
At the MAGNIFICAT. Anth. The Conqueror of Ant. Crucem sanctam suhell, mounted the Cross, he biit, qui internum confregit, was girt with might, and accinctus est potentia, surrose again the third day. rexit die tertia. Alleluia. Alleluia.
Prayer. Collect at Mass, p. 2Q2. Then is made a Commemoration of the following Feast.
IV. St. MONICA, Widow. A Double. VESPERS. All asp. lix. Prayer. Collect at Mass.