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Let us pray. Bow down your heads to God.

PRAYER, Pateant.
AY the ears of thy mercy, O Lord, be

opened to the prayers of us thy servants : and that we may obtain the effect of our petitions, grant us to ask what is pleasing to thee. Thro'

The COMMEMORATION at VESPERS. Anth. That man, who Ant. Ille homo, qui is called Jesus, made dicitur Jesus, lutum feclay of his spitele, and cit ex sputo, & linivit anointed my eyes, and oculos meos, & modo now I fee.

video. V. and R. as p. 27.

PRAYER. Pateant.

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THURSDAY.

MASS. INTROIT. 2 ET the hearts of thofe, who feek Pf. 104.

the Lord, be glad: seek the Lord, and be strengthened : always seek his presence. Pf. Praise the Lord and call on his name : publish his works among the Gentiles. V. Glory. COLLECT. Prasia, quesumus.

we God, that the devotion, which makes us punish ourselves by this yearly fast, may also make us rejoice : to the end that suppressing in ourselves all earthly affections, we may more eafily receive thy heavenly inspirations. Thro'.

LESSON. 4 Kings iv. 25, 38. · 1 N those days : A Sunamitess came to Eliseus on

mount Carmel: and when the man of God faw her coming towards him, he said to Giezi his fervant: Behold that Sunamitess: go therefore and meet her, and fay to her: Is all well with thee

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and with thy husband, and with thy child ? And The answered : All is well. And being come unto the mount to the man of God, she took hold of his feet: and Giezi came to put her away. But the man of God said : Let her alone : for her soul is in anguish, and the Lord hath concealed it, and hath not made it known to me. And she said: Did I defire a son of my Lord? Did I not say: Do not deceive me? And he said to Giezi : Gird thy loins, and take my staff in thy hand, and go. If any man meet thee, salute him not: and if any one falute thee, answer him not: and lay my staff on the face of the child. But the child's mother said : As the Lord liveth, and as thy foul liveth, I will not leave thee. He arose therefore and followed her. And Giezi was gone before them, and had laid the ftaff on the child's face; but he had neither voice, nor feeling: and he went back again to meet him, and told him, saying: The child arose not. Eliseus therefore went into the house, and behold the child lay dead on his bed : and being come in, he shut the door upon himself and the child, and prayed to the Lord. And rising up, he lay upon the child, and put his mouth upon his mouth, and his eyes upon his eyes, and his hands upon his hands, and he stretched himself upon him; and the Aesh of the child grew warm. Then arising, he walked once to and fro in the house, and went up again, and laid hiinself upon him: and the child gaped leven times, and opened his eyes. Then he called Giezi, and said to him: Call the Sunamitess. Who being called, went to him. He said to her: Take thy fon. She came, and threw herself at his feet, and fell proftrate on the ground : and she took her son, and went out, and Eliseus returned to Galgala.

GRADUAL, Pf. 73. Look down, O Lord, on thy covenant, and forget not for ever the fouis of thy poor fervants. V. Arise, O Lord, judge thy cause : remember the reproaches that are cast on thy servants.

GOSPEL. Luke vii. 11, 16. AT

that time : Jesus went into a city called

Naim: and there went with him his disciples, and a great multitude. And when he came nigh to the gate of the city, behold a dead man was carried out, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow: and a great multitude from the city was with her. Whom when the Lord saw, he was moved with compassion towards her, and said to her, Weep not. And he came near and touched the bier: and they who carried it, stood ftill. And he said : Young man, I say to thee, Arise. And he, who had been dead, sat up, and began to speak. And he delivered him to his mother. And a dread seized them all: and they glorified God, saying: A great Prophet i hath risen up amongst us, and God hath visited his people.

OFFERTORY. Pf. 69. Lord, make hafte to help me: let all be put to shame, who design evil to thy servants.

SECRET.
Urify us, O merciful God, that the

prayers

of thy Church, which are pleasing to thee, being accompanied with these offerings, may become more so by the purity of our minds. Thro'.

COMMUNION. Pf. 70. Thy justice alone, O Lord, I will remember: thou, O God, hast instructed me from my youth: abandon me not, O God, in my old and decrepit age.

POSTCOMMUNION. Coeleftia.
ET us not, we beseech thee, O Lord, receive,

to our judgment, these heavenly gifts, which thou hast prepared as a remedy for thy faithful. Thro'. Let us pray. Bown down your heads to God.

i Os, The great propbet, viz, the Mefliah.

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PRAYER. Populi tui.
God, the author and governor of thy people,

assaulted, that they may be always well pleasing in thy fight, and safe under thy protection. Thro'.

The COMMEMORATION at VESPERS. Antb. A great prophet

Ant. Propheta magnus hath risen amongst us, surrexit in nobis, & quia and God hath visited his Deus visitavit plebem people.

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V. and R. as p. 27. PRAYER. Populi tui.

F R I DA Y.

M A S S. INTROIT. Hou always seest the designs of Pf. 18.

my heart: thou, O Lord, art my helper and my deliverer. Pf. The heavens publish the glory of God: and the firmament declareth the work of his hands. V. Glory.

COLLECT. Deus, qui.
God, who by thy ineffable mysteries givest

new life to the world ; grant, we beseech thee, that thy Church may make a progress in the observance of thy eternal precepts, and never be deftitute of thy temporal affiftance. Thro'.

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LESSON. 3 Kings xvii. 17, 24. IN those days; The lon of the mistress of the

house fell fick, and his distemper was very violent, so that there was no breath left in him. She faid therefore to Elias : What have I to do with thee, O man of God? Thou art come to me, that my fins may be called to remembrance, and to kill my son. And Elias said to her: Give me thy fon. And he took him from her bosom, and carrying him to the chamber where he lodged, laid him on his bed, and cried out to the Lord, and said: O Lord my God, haft thou afficted, to the killing of her son, even the widow that giveth me the maintenance I have? And he stretched himself out, and mea. fured himself thrice upon the child, and cried out to the Lord and said : O Lord my God, I beseech thee that the soul of this child may return again to his body. And the Lord heard the voice of Elias, and the foul of the child came into him, and he returned to life. And Elias took the child, and carrying him from the chamber down to the house, delivered him to his mother, and said to her : See, thy son is alive. And the woman said to Elias : Now by this I know, that thou art a man of God, and the word of the Lord is true d in thy mouth.

GRADUAL, Pf. 117. It is better to trust in the Lord, than to trust in man. V. It is better to hope in the Lord, than to hope in princes.

Tract. Deal not, &c. as above, p. 29.

GOSPE L. John xii, 1, 45. A?

T that time : There was a certain man fick,

called Lazarus, of Bethania, of the town of Mary and of Martha her fifter. (And it was this Mary that anointed the Lord with ointment, and wiped his feet with her hair, whose brother Lazarus was fick.) His sisters therefore sent to Jesus, faying: Lord, behold he, whom thou loveft, is fick. When Jesus heard it, he said to them: This sickness is not to death e, but for the glory of God, that the Son of God may be glorified by it. Now Jesus loved Martha, and her sister Mary and Lazarus. When he heard therefore that he was fick, he staid two days in the same place. Then he said afterwards to his disciples : Let us go to Judea again. His disciples say to him: Rabbi, it was but just now the Jews fought to stone thee, and art thou

c Lit. Bowels. d Expl. The Lord will fulfil whatever be promiseth by aby mouth. Expl. Though it was to deprive bim of life for a few days, be was to be restored to it again.

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