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The COMMEMORATION at VESPERS. Auth. Deftroy this temple, faith the Lord, and after three days I will rebuild it: and this he faid of the temple of his body.
V. and R. as p. 27.
Ant. Solvite templum hoc, dicit Dominus, &t poft triduum reædificabo illud: hoc autem dicebat de templo corporis fui.
INTROIT.God, hear my prayer, and denot my
me, and hear me. Pf. Iam filled with forrow in my exercise; and I am frightened at the voice of my enemy, and the diftrefs of the finner. V. Glory.
COLLECT. Sacræ nobis.
E beseech thee, O Lord, that the holy faft we obferve, may be to our improvement in holy converfation; and draw down upon us the conftant fuccours of thy mercy. Thro'.
LESSON. Exod. xxxii. 7, 14.
IN thofe days: The Lord fpoke to Mofes, faying: the mount: for thy people, which thou haft brought out of the land of Egypt, hath finned. They have foon forfaken the way, which thou haft fhewed them; and they have made to themselves a molten calf, and adored it; and offering facrifices to it, have faid: Thefe are thy Gods, O Ifrael, who brought thee out of the land of Egypt. And the Lord faid again to Mafes: I fee this is a ftubborn people: let me alone, that my wrath may be kindled against them, and that E may deftroy them, and I will make of thee a great nation. But Mofes befought the Lord his God, faying: Why is thy anger raifed, O Lord, against thy people, which thou haft brought out of the land
of Egypt with great power, and a mighty hand. Let not the Egyptians fay, I beseech thee; he hath craftily brought them out, to kill them in the mountains, and to confume them from the face of the earth: let thy anger cease, and be appeased with regard to the iniquity of thy people. Remember Abraham, Ifaac, and Ifrael, thy fervants, to whom thou didst fwear by thyfelf, faying: I will multiply your feed as the ftars of the heavens; and all this land, of which I fpoke, I will give to your feed, and you fhall poffefs it for ever. And the Lord was appeafed, fo as not to do the evil which he had fpoke against his people.
GRADUAL. P. 43. Arife, O Lord, fuccour us, and deliver us for the fake of thy own name. We have heard, O God, with our own ears, and our forefathers have related to us the work thou didit in their days, and in the ages paft.
GOSPEL. John vii. 14, 31.
receive circumcifion on the Sabbath-day that the law of Mofes may not be broke; are you angry at me, because I have healed a whole man on the fabbath-day? Judge not according to appearances, but judge juft judgment. Then faid fome of Jerufa lem: Is not this he, whom they seek to kill? Behold he fpeaketh in publick, and they fay nothing to him. Have the Rulers found out for certain that he is the Chrift? But we know from whence this man is: but when the Chrift fhall come, no one knoweth from whence he is. Jefus therefore cried out aloud in the temple teaching, and faying: You both know me, and you know from whence I am. And I am not come of myself, but he that fent me is true, whom you know not. I know him, becaufe I am of him, and he fent me. They fought therefore to feize him, but nobody laid hands on him, because his hour was not yet come, And many of the people believed in him.
OFFERTORY. Pf. 39. I have waited without being tired for the Lord, and he hath looked upon me: and he hath heard my prayer: and he hath put in my mouth a new canticle, a hymn to our God.
AY this offering, O Lord, we beseech thee,
M cleanse away our fins: and fanctify both
the bodies and fouls of thy fervants for worthily celebrating this facrifice. Thro'.
COMMUNION. Pf. 19. We will rejoice in thy falvation: and we will glory in the name of the Lord.
POSTCOMMUNION. Hujus nos.
AY the receiving of this facrament, O Lord, purify from fin, and bring us to the kingdom of heaven.
Expl. True to the promise be made of fending a Saviour. Expl, I come from him, and am of the fame fubftance and na ture with him.
Let us pray. Bow down your heads to God.
AKE compaffion, O Lord, on thy people; and mercifully refresh them labouring under continual tribulations. Thro'.
The COMMEMORATION at VESPERS.
Anth. No one laid hands on him: because his hour was not yet
V. and R. as p. 27.
Ant. Nemo in eum mifit manum: quia nondum venerat hora ejus.
Hen I fhall have been fanctifi
INTROIT. Ezech. 36. S ed amongst you, I will gather you from all nations: and I will pour upon you clean water, and you shall be cleansed from all your fins; and I will give you a new fpirit. P. 33. I will praise the Lord at all times: his praise fhall be always in my mouth. V. Glory.
Immediately after the Kyrie eleïfon is faid:
Let us kneel down. Flectamus genua.
of their good works, and by fafting pardon to finners: have mercy on thy fuppliants, that the acknowledgment of our guilt may procure us the remiffion of our fins. Thro'.
LESSON. Ezech. xxxvi. 23, 28. THUS faith the Lord God: I will fanctify my great name, which hath been profaned among the heathens, which you profaned in the midst of
a Expl. Acknowleged the Holy one.
b Expl, I will make the boliness of my great name to be acknowledged.
them that the heathens may know that I am the Lord, when I fhall be fanctified amongst you before their eyes. For I will take you out from among the heathens, and gather you together from all countries, and bring you into your own land. And I will pour upon you clean water, and you fhall be cleanfed from all your filthiness, and I will cleanse you from all your idols. And I will give you a new heart, and I will put a new fpirit within you. And I will take away the ftony heart out of your bodies, and give you a heart of flesh. And I will put my fpirit within you, and will cause you to walk in my precepts, and obferve my ordinances and practife them. And you shall dwell in the land, which I gave to your fathers; and you fhall be my people, and I will be your God, faith the Almighty.
GRADUAL. P. 33. Come, my children, and hear me; I will teach you the fear of the Lord. V. Come near him, and be enlightened, and your face fhall not be covered with shame.
II. COLLECT. Præfta, quæfumus. Rant, we beseech thee, O Almighty God, that the devotion, which makes us punish ourfelves by this yearly fast, may also make us rejoice: to the end that, fuppreffing in ourselves all earthly affections, we may more eafily receive thy heavenly infpirations. Thro'..
II. LESSON. Ifaias i. 16, 19. THU HUS faith the Lord God: Wafh yourselves, be clean, and remove out of my fight your wicked defigns. Leave off doing evil, learn to do good. Seek judgment, relieve the oppreffed, do juftice to the fatherlefs, defend the widow. Then come, and complain of me, faith the Lord. Tho' your fins be as fcarlet, they fhall be as white as
a Expl. When I shall show that I am your Holy one, or God. b Expl. Examine before your judge.