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Whilst á Virgin, thou didst bring forth him that was God and man; and after child-birth didst remain a pure Virgin. V. O mother of God, intercede for us.

in Paschal Time, the Gradual is omitted, and the following is said:

Alleluia, Alleluia. Thou art happy, O holy Virgin Mary, and most worthy of all praise: because from thee arose the sun of justice, Christ our Lord. Alleluia. V. A rod of Jesse hath budded: a virgin hath brought forth him, who is God and man: God hath restored peace, reconciling in his person the highest things with the lowest. Alleluia.

Fotive Masses of the B. V. Marg.

Introit. SALVE, Sancta Pa- JAIL, HOLY Mother, N rens enixa puerpera 11 who didst bring Regem, qui cælum ter- forth the King who ramque regit in sæcula reigns over heaven and sæculorum. Ps. Eruc- earth for evermore. Ps. tavit cor meum verbum My heart hath uttered bonum: dico ego opera a good word: I speak mea Regi. V. Gloria. my works to the King.

V. Glory. COLL. Concede nos. Grant, O Lord, we beseech thee, that we thy servants may enjoy constant health of body and mind, and by the glorious intercession of blessed Mary, ever a Virgin, be delivered from all temporal afflictions, and come to those joys that are eternal. Through.

LESSON, Ecclus. xxiv. 14. 16. From the beginning, and before the world, was I created, and unto the world to come I shall not cease to be, and in the holy dwelling place I have ministered before him. And so was I established in

Sion, and in the holy city likewise I rested, and my power was in Jerusalem. And I took root in an honourable people, and in the portion of my God his inheritance, and my abode is in the full assembly of saints.

GRAĎ. Thou art blessed, and worthy of our respects, O Virgin Mary, who, without prejudice to thy virginity, didst become the mother of our Saviour. V. O Virgin-mother of God! he whom the whole world cannot contain, became man, and was shut up in thy womb. Alleluia, Alleluia. V. After child-birth thou remainedst still a pure Virgin: 0 mother of God, intercede for us. Alleluia. • From Candlemas to Septuagesima instead of the last V. is said, v. A rod, &c. page 548 : afler Septuagesima instead of Allelnia and V. is said: : TRACT, Rejoice, page 547.

From Easter to Pentecost, instead of the Gradual, the following is said, Alleluia, Alleluia. A rod, &c., as above, and after Alleluia in edded: Y. Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee, blessed art thou amongst women. Alleluia.

GOSPEL. Luke ix. 27, 28. At that time: Whilst Jesus spoke to the multitude: A certain woman from the crowd lifting up her voice said to him: Blessed is the womb that bore thee, and the paps that gave thee suck; but he said: Yea rather, blessed are they who hear the word of God and keep it.

From EASTER TO PENTECOST. GOSPEL. John xix. page 263.

From CANDLEMAS to Easter. OFFERT. Thou art truly happy, O sacred Virgin Mary, and most worthy of praise: for out of thee arose the Sun of righteousness, Christ our God.

From EASTER to Pentecost. OFFERT. Blessed art thou, O Virgin Mary, who didst bear the Creator of all things: thou didst bring forth him who made thee, and remainest a Virgin for ever. Alleluia.

. From PENTECOST to ADVENT. OFFERT. Hail Mary, full of grace; the Lord is with thee; blessed art thou amongst women: and blessed is the fruit of thy womb.

SECRET. May, O Lord, by thy own mercy and the intercession of blessed Mary, ever a Virgin, this oblation procure us peace and happiness both in this life, and in that which is to come. Through.

COMM. Blessed is the womb of the Virgin Mary, which bore the Son of the eternal Father.

P. COMM. Sumptis. Having received, O Lord, what is to advance our salvation; grant we may always be protected by the patronage of blessed Mary, ever a Virgin, in whose honour we have offered this sacrifice to thy majesty. Through.

When a Votive Mass of the B. V. is said on Saturday, the II. Collect, &c. are as follows. The III. either Ecclesiæ, or Deus Omnium, page 87. :

II. COLL. Deus, qui corda. O God, who by the light of the Holy Ghost, hast instructed the hearts of the faithful: grant that, by the direction of the same Holy Spirit, we may relish what is right, and always enjoy his consolation. Through.

II. SECRET. Sanctify, O Lord, the offerings we have made; and cleanse our hearts by the fire of the Holy Ghost. Through.

II. P. COMM. Sancti Spiritus. May the pouring forth of thy Holy Spirit, O Lord, cleanse our hearts, and make them faithful by his in ward dew falling on them. Through.

From ADVENT to CHRISTMAS. Introit, Offertory, and Communion, as on the Fourth Sunday of Advent, page 105. Collect, Secret, and P. Comm, are the JI. Collect, &c. on the First Sunday, page 87. Lesson and Gospel, as al page 96.

GRAD. Ps. xxü. Lift up your gates, o ye princes, and be ye lifted up, 0 eternal gates, and the King of glory shall enter in. V. Who shall ascend into the mountain of the Lord: or who shall stand in his holy place? The innocent in hands and clean of heart. Allleuia, Alleluia. y. Hail Mary, full of grace; the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou amongst women. Alleluia.


Introit. Vultum tuum, p. 538. Collect, Secret, and P. Comm, as on the CCUMCISION, page 12€, Epistlo,

Titus ili, and Gospel, Luke ii, as in page 112, GRAD. Ps. xliv. Thou art beautiful above the sons of men: grace is poured abroad in thy lips. V. My heart hath uttered a good word: I speak my works to the King: my tongue is the pen of a scrivener that writeth swiftly. Alleluia, Alleluia. V. After child-birth thou remaindest still a pure Virgin: 0 Mother of God, intercede for us. Alleluia.

After Septuagesima, inetead of Alleluia and V. is said: TRACT. Rejoice, as in page 547.

OFFERT. Thou art truly happy, as in pags 549.

COMM. Blessed, as in page 550.



Introit. Tob. vii. MAY the God of Israel join you together; and

N may he be with you, who was merciful to two only children. And now, O Lord, make them bless thee more fully. Ps. Blessed are all they that fear the Lord, that walk in his ways. V.

COLL. Eraudi nos. Hear us, 0 almighty and merciful God, that what we according to our office perform, may be abundantly sanctified by thy blessing. Through..

EPISTLE. Eph. v. 22, 23. Brethren: Let women be subject to their husdands, as to the Lord. Because the husband is the head of the wife; as Christ is the head of the Church: he is the Saviour of his body. Therefore as the Church is subject to Christ, so also let the wives be to their husbands in all things. Husbands love your wives, as Christ also loved the Church, and delivered himself up for it: that he might sanctify it, cleansing it by the laver of water in the word of life: that he might present it to himself a glori. ous Church, not having spot or wrinkle, nor any such thing, but that it should be holy and without blemish. So also ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his wife, loveth himself. For no man ever hated his own flesh: but nourisheth and cherisheth it, as also Christ doth the Church: for we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones. “For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother: and shall cleave to his wife, and they shall be two in one flesh.” This is a great sacra. ment: but I speak in Christ and in the Church, Nevertheless let every one of you in particular

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