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ther came deceitfally, and took thy bleffing. Efax replied: With good reason is he called Jacob : for behold he hath supplanted me now a second time. He first took away my birth-right; and now the second time he hath robbed me of my bleffing. He said then again to his father : Haft thou not referved also a blefling for me? Ifaac anfwered: I have appointed him thy Lord, and all his brethren I have given him for fervants; I have settled him in plenty of corn and wine ; and after this, what more shall I do for thee, my fon? To whom Efau faid: Father, hast thou but one blessing? Bless me also, I beseech thee. And he wept with a loud voice ; at which Ifaac being moved, said to him : In the fatness of the earth, and in the dew of heaven from above, thall thy blessing be.
GRADUAL. Pf. 91. It is good to praise the Lord, and fing to thy name, O thou the Most High. 1. To publish thy mercy in the morning, and thy truth in the night.
GOSPEL. Luke xv. 11.
risees this parable : A certain man had two sons: the younger of them said to his father: give me the portion of the estate that falleth to me. And he divided his estate between them. And not many days after, the younger fon, having got together all he had, took a journey into a far country, and there wafted his substance in riotous living. And having spent all, there happened a great famine in that land, and he began to be in want. And he went, and put himself to service to a man of that country, who sent him to his farm to feed swine. And he would fain have filled his belly with the husks that
a Expl. The word Jacob fignifies one that takes anotber by ebe beel in order to throw him down, and was given to tbe Patriarcb, because be caugbt bis brother by the beeh wben be came out of sbe womb. It fignifies i berefore to deceive, beguile, or supplant. He was a fgure of Christ, wbo deceived the Devil by tbe bumble appearance of man.
the swine did eat; and nobody would give them to him. But coming to himself, he said : How many hired servants in my father's house bave plenty of bread, while I am perishing here with hunger? I will rise and go to my father, and say to him: Father, I have finned against heaven and before thee : and I am not now worthy to be called thy fon; make me as one of thy hired servants. He rose then, and came to his father. And while he was yet afar off, his father saw him, and, moved with compassion, he ran, and, falling on his neck, kifed him. And his son said to him : Father, I have sinned against heaven and before thee, and I am no more worthy to be called thy son. But the father faid to his fervants : Bring hither quickly the best sobe, and put it on him; and give him a ring on his hand, and Moes on his feet: and bring out the fatted calf, and kill it, and let us eat and be merry: for this my son was dead, and is alive again : he was lost, and is found. And they began to be merry. Now his elder fon was in the field: and as he came, and drew near to the house, he heard musick and dancing: and calling one of the servants, he asked him, what it meant? And he said to him : Thy brother is come, and thy father hath killed the fatted calf, because he hath received him fafe. And he was angry, and would not go in. His father therefore went out, and began to entreat him. But he answering said to his father: Behold I have served thee so many years, neither have I at any time transgressed thy command; and yet thou never gaveft me a kid to make merry with my friends : but as soon as this thy son, who hath spent his eftate with harlots, is come, thou hast killed for him the fatted calf. And he said to him: Son, thou art always with me, and all I have is thine: but it is fit we should make merry and be glad: for this thy brother was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found.
OFFERTORY. Pf. 12. Enlighten my eyes that I fleep not in death; that my enemy may never fay: I have overcome him.
crifice, that we, who desire to be freed from our own sins, niay not be burdened with those of others. Thro'..
COMMUNION. Luke 15. Son, thou oughtest to rejoice because thy brother was dead, and is come to life again; he was loft and is found.
Lord, penetrate the innermost recesses of our hearts, and make us plentifully partakers of it's effects. Thro'. . Let us pray. Bow down your heads to God.
PRAYER. Familiam tuam.
by thy continual goodness, that as it relieth only on the hopes of thy heavenly grace, so it may be defended by thy heavenly aid. Thro'.
The COMMEMORATION at VESPERS.
Ant. Dixit autem pato the servants : Bring ter ad servos fuos: Cito out presently the best proferte stolam primam, robe, and put it on him; & induite illum, & date and put a ring on his annulum in manu ejus, hand, and shoes on his & calceamenta in pedia feet.
MASS. INTROIT. Pf. xxiv.
on the Lord, be Dominum, quia cause he will draw my ipfe evellet de laqueo pe
feet out of the fnare; des meos: refpice in me,
to the prayers of thy servants: and Itretch forth the arm of thy divine majefty in our defence Thro'.
EPISTLE. Ephef. v. 1, 9. B
loved children; and walk in love, even as Christ loved us, and gave himself for us, an offering and la crifice to God, as a sweet smelling favour. * But let not fornication, and all manner of uncleanness, or covetousness, be so much as named amongft you, as becometh faints, or any obscenity or foolith discourse, or fcurrility, which is to no purpose; but rather thanksgiving. For know this, and be informed; that no one guilty of fornication, or uncleanness, or covetousness, which is idolatry, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God. Let no one feduce you by vain discourses : for it is on account of these things that the wrath of God falleth upon the children of unbelief. Have therefore nothing to do with them. For you yourselves were once darkness; but now you are light in the Lord. Walk therefore like children of the light. Now the fruit of the light confifteth in all fort of goodness, righteousness, and truth.
GRADUAL. Pf. ix. Arile, O Lord, let not Exurge, Domine, non man prevail : let the na- prævaleat homo: judi
a Expl. Unbelievers, Libercines, or Freethinkers,
tions be judged in thy centur gentes in consight. V. When thou spectu tuo. V. In converfalt put my enemies to tendo inimicum meum fight, then thall they be retrorsum, infirmabunweakened, and perish tur, & peribunt à facie from thy sight.
tuâ. TRACT. PS. cxxii. To thee have I raised Ad te levavi oculos up my eyes, O thou, meos, qui habitas in cee. who dwellest in the hea- lis. V. Ecce ficut oculi vens. V. Behold as the servorum in manibus eyes of servants are on dominorum fuorum. V. the hands of their ma Et ficut oculi ancillæ in sters. V. And as the eyes manibus dominæ fuæ: of the hand-maid are on ita oculi noftri ad Dothe hands of her mistress: minum Deum noftrum, fo are our eyes on the donec misereatur noftri. Lord, untill he have V. Miserere nobis, Domercy on us. V. Have mine, miserere nobis. mercy on us, O Lord, have mercy on us.
GOSPEL. Luke xi. 14, 28. A? T that time: Jesus was casting out a devil, and
it was dumb. And when he had cast out the Devil, the dumb man spoke, and the multitude were amazed. And some of them faid: It is by Beelzebub, the prince of devils, that he casteth out devils. And others tempting him, asked of him a sign from heaven. But he knowing their thoughts, said to them : Every kingdom divided against itself thall be brought to desolation, and one house shall fall upon another. And therefore if Satan be divided against himself, how shall his kingdom stand ? Now you say, It is by Beelzebub I cast out devils. But if by Beelzebub I cast out devils, by whom do your children cast them out! They therefore shall be your judges. But if I cast out
devils by the finger of VOL, II.