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ing on high, hath led cap- tum captivum duxit captivity captive. Alleluia. tivitatem. Alleluia.

GOSPEL. Mark xvi. 14. 20.--At that time : Jesus appeared to the eleven as they were at table ; and he upbraided them with their incredulity and hardness of heart, because they did not believe them who had seen him after he was risen again. And he said to them: Go ye into the whole world, and preach the gospel to every creature. He that believeth and is baptised, shall be saved: but he that believeth not shall be condemned. And these signs shall follow them that believe: In my name they shall cast out devils: they shall speak with new tongues: they shall take up serpents: and if they shall drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them : they shall lay their hands upon the sick and they shall recover. And the Lord Jesus, after he had spoken to them, was taken up into heaven, and sitteth on the right-hand of God. But they going preached every where : the Lord working withal, and confirming the word with signs that followed. CREDO.

OFFERT. Ps. xlvi. God is ascended with jubilee, and the Lord with the sound of the

Allel. SECRET.-Receive, O Lord, the offerings we make in memory of the glorious ascension of thy Son: and mercifully grant, that we may be both delivered from present danger, and arrive at everlasting life. Thro' the same.

COMMUNICANTES.-Being united in communion, and celebrating the most sacred day on which our Lord, thy only begotten Son, placed the substance of our frail nature, which he had taken upon himself, on the right hand of thy glory, and honouring the memory in the first place, &c. as in the Ordinary, p. xxxiv.

COMM. Ps. lxvii.--Sing to the Lord, who hath ascended towards the east, above all the heavens, Alleluia.

1. COMM. Præsta.-Grant, we beseech thee, O almighty and most merciful God, that we may obtain the invisible effects of the visible mysteries we have received. Thro'.

SUNDAY within the OCTAVE of

The ASCENSION.

INTROIT. Psalm xxvi. HEAR, O Lord, my EXAUDI, Domine, vo, I

cem meam, qua clahave cried out to thee. mavi ad te. Allel. Tibi Alleluia. My heart hath dirit cor meum : Quesivi said to thee: I have vultum tuam : vultum sought thy face: I will tuam, Domine requiram : seek thy face, O Lord : ne avertas faciem tuam a turn not thy face from me. Alleluia, Alleluia. me. Allel. Allel. Ps. The Ps. Dominus illuminaLord is my light and my tio mea et salus mea: quem salvation : whom shall I timebo. fear? V. Glory.

V. Gloria. COLLECT. Omnipotens.-0 almighty and eternal God, inspire thy servants with true devotion, and grant that we may serve thy divine Majesty with sincere hearts. Thro'. Commem. of the Ascension, p. 366, by the Collect,

Secret, and P. Comm. thereof. EPISTLE. 1 Peter iv. 7.--Most deurly beloved : Be prudent, and watch in prayers. But before all things have a constant mutual charity among yourselves: for charity covereth a multitude of sins. Using hospitality one towards another without murmuring. As every man hath received grace, ministring the same one to another : as good stewards of the manifold grace of God. If any man speak, 12t him speak as the words of God. If any man miwister, let him do it as of the power which God administereth: that in all things God may be honoured

through Jesus Christ: to whom is glory and empire for ever and ever. Amen.

Alleluia, Alleluia. V. The Lord hath extended his empire over all nations: God sitteth on his holy throne. Alleluia. V. I will not leave

you

V. Non vos relinquam orphans : I am going, orphanos : vado, et venio but I will come to you ad vos, et gaudebit cor again, and your hearts vestrum Aleluia. shall rejoice. Alleluia.

GOSPEL, John xv. 26. xvi. 1. 4.At that time : Jesus said to his disciples: When the Paraclete cometh whom I will send you from the Father, the Spirit of truth, who proceedeth from the Father, he shall give testimony of me: and you shall give testimony, because you are with me from the beginning. These things have I spoken to you, that you may not be scandalized. They will put you out of the synagogues: yea the hour cometh, that whosoever killeth you, will think that he doth a service to God. And these things will they do to you, because they have not known the Father, nor me. But these things I have told you: that when the hour shall come, you may remember that I told you of them. CREDO.

OFFERT. Ps. xlvi.—God ascended in triumph, and the Lord at the sound of the trumpet. Allel.

SECRET.--May these unspotted sacrifices purify us, O Lord! and strengthen our souls with heavenly

grace. Thro'.

COMM. John xvii.--Father, when I was with them, I kept those, whom thou gavest me. Allel. now I return to thee: I do not pray that thou mayest take them out of the world, but that thou wouldst keep them from evil. Alleluia, Alleluia.

P. COMM. Repleti.—Grant, we beseech thee, O Lord, that we may be always thankful for the sacred gifts with which we have been filled. Thro'.

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WHITSUN-EVE. THE Vigil of Pentecost, like that of Easter, has to fasting and prayer. The primitive Christians, aiter the usual prayers of the day, spent the greatest part of the night in the Church, and hence originates the word Vigil or Wake.

'The Mass, like that of Holy Saturday, is preceded by several Lessons and Tracts out of the Ou Testament, and by the Blessing of the Font.

I. PROPHECY.-In those days: God tempted Abraham, p. 310.

Let us pray. Deus, qui. O GOD, who by this action of thy servant Abra

ham hast given to mankind an excellent example of obedience; grant us, both to break our perverse wills, and to fulfil thy righteous commands. Thiro'.

II. PROPHECY.In those days: It came to pass in the morning watch and TRACT, Let us sing to the Lord, p 312.

Let us pray. Deus, qui primis. O GOD, who, by the light of the New Testament,

hast expounded the miracles wrought in the first ages of the world; so that the Red Sea was a figure of the sacred font, and the deliverance of the people out of Egypt did represent the Christian sacraments: grant that all nations who have now obtained the privilege of Israelites by the merit of faith, may be born again by the participation of thy spirit. Thro'.-in unity of the same.

III. PROPHECY.-In those days : Moses wrote, p. 319, and TRACT, Hear, 0 ye, p. 320.

Let us pray. Deus glorificatio. O GOD, the glory of the faithful and the life of

the righteous, who hast iostructed us also by the canticle of thy servant Moses: grant thy mercy to all nations, by giving them happiness and diminishing their frighis, that the revenge threatened may turn to their eternal salvation. Thro'.

IV. PROPHECY.-In that day sêven women, pu. $17, and TRACT, My beloved had, p, 318.

Let us pray. Omnipotens. O ALMIGHTY and Eternal God, who, by thy

only Son, hast shewn the care thou takest of thy Church; mercifully cultivate every branch which bringeth forth fruit in that same Christ, who is the true vine, that it may be more fruitful: and let not the thorns of sin prevail against thy faithful, whom thou hast brought out of Egypt by the baptismal font; but protect them by thy holy spirit, that they may be continually enriched by the fruits of good works. Thro' the same in unity, &c. V. PROPHECY. Hear, O Israel, p. 314.

Let us pray. Deus, qui nobis. O GOD, who hast

. commanded us, by thy prophets, to relinquish the things of this world, and to hasten to those that are eternal ; grant, that by the heavenly inspiration we may comply with what we know thou hast commanded. Thro'.

VI. PROPHECY. In those days : The hand of the Lord, p. 316.

Let us pray. Domine Deus. O LORD God of Hosts, who raisest up what is

fallen, and keepest up what is raised; increase the number of those who are to be renewed by thy holy name: that all who receive holy baptism, may always be governed by thy holy inspirations. Thro'. While the Celebrant goes towards the Font is said the

TRACT, As the heart panteth, as on Holy Saturday, p. 323; but if there be no blessing of the Font then is sung the Litany, p. 359.

MASS on WHITSUN-EVE.

INTROIT. Ezech. xxxvi. When I shall be acknowledged the Holy One amongst you, I will gather you from all parts of the world; and I will pour upon you clean water, and you shall be cleansed from all your stains: and I

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