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GOSPEL. Juhn xxi. 19. 24.-At that time Jesus said to Peter : follow me. Peter turning about, saw that disciple whom Jesus loved following, who also leaned on his breast at supper, and said: Lord, who is he that shall betray thee? Him there is
and what shall this man do? Jesus saith to him: So I will have him to remain till I come, what is it to thee? follow thou me. This saying, therefore, went abroad among the brethren, that that disciple should not die. And Jesus did not say to him: He should not die; but, so I will have him to remain till I come, what is it to thee? This is that disciple who giveth testimony of these things, and hath written these things: and we know that his testimony is true. CREDO.
OFFERT. Ps. xci.--The just shall flourish like the palm tree: he shall grow up like the cedar of Libanus.
SECRET. Receive, O Lord, the offerings we
hope to be delivered. Thro'.
COMM. John xxi.-A report was spread among the brethren, that that disciple should not die. But Jesus said not, he should not die; but so will I that he remain till I come.
P. COMM. Refecti cibo.-Being refreshed, 0 Lord, with this heavenly meat and drink, we humbly beseech thee, that we may be assisted by his prayers,
on whose feast we have received these sacred mys. steries. Thro:
Seit dem The HOLY INNOCENTS.
INTROIT. Ps. viii. Out of the mouth of infants k and sucklings thou hast perfected praise to con
found thy enenlieb. Ps. O Lord, our Lord, how - admirable is thy name in the whole earth! V.
Gloria in Excelsis is not said, except it be Sunday,
or the Octave-day. COLLECT. Deus, cujus.- God, whose praise the Holy Martyrs, the Innocents, published this day, not by speaking, but by dying : mortify in us all our vicious inclinations, that we may shew forth, in our actions, thy faith which we profess with our lips.
The Commems. of Christmas, of St. Stephen, of St.
John, by their respective Collects, Secrets, and P. Communions, as pp. 77. 79. and 81.
LESSON. Rev. xiv. 1. 5.- In those days: I be held, the Lamb standing on mount Sion, and with him a hundred forty-four thousand, having his name, and the name of his Father written on their foreheads. And I heard a voice from heaven, as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of great thunder: and the voice which I heard, was as the voice of harpers, harping on their harps. And they sung as it were a new canticle, before the throne, and before the four living creatures, and the ancients, and no man could say the canticle, but those hundred forty-four thousand, who were purchased from the earth. These are they who were not detiled with women: for they are virgins. These follow the Lamb whither. soever he goeth. These were purchased from anjong men, the first fruits to God, and to the Lamb: and in their mouths there was found no he ; for they are without spot before the throne of God.
GRAD, Ps. Our soul hath been delivered, as a sparrow out of the snare of the fowlers. V. The snare is broken, and we are delivered: our help is in the name of the Lord, who made heaven and earth. · Alleluia, Alleluia. V. Praise the Lord: you his Hervants, praise ye the name of the Lord. Alleluia. If it be not the Octave-day or Sunday, the above Alleluias and V. are omitted i and in their stead is said the Tract.
TRACT. Ps. .lxxvii. - They have spilt, the blood of the saints, like water about Jerusalem. V And there were none to bury them. V. Revenge, O Lord, the blood of thy saints, which hath been spilt on the earth.
GOSPEL. Matt. ii. 13. 18.-At the same time : An angel of the Lord appeared in sleep to Joseph, saying: Arise, and take the Child and his Mother, and dy into Egypt; and be there until I shall tell thee. For it will come to pass that Herod will seek the Child to destroy him. Who arose, and took the Child and his mother by night, and retired into Egypt: and he was there until the death of Herod : that it might be fulfilled which the Lord spoke by the pro-, phet, saying: " Out of Egypt have I called my Son." Then Herod perceiving that he was deluded by the wise Men, was exceeding angry: and sending killed all the men-children that were in Bethlehem, and in all the borders thereof, from two years old and under, according to the time which he had ciligently enquired of the wise men. Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremias the pro. phet, saying: “A voice in Rama was heard, laînentation and great mourning : Rachel bewailing her children, and would not be comforted, because they are not. Credo,
OFFERT. Ps. cxxiii.-Our soul hath been delivered, as a Sparrow out of the snares of the fowlers. The snare is broken and we are delivered.
SECRET. May the pious prayers of thy saints, O Lord, le never wanting to us, both to make our offerings acceptable, and to obtain for us thy mercy. Thro's
COMM. Matt. ii.-—A voice in Rama was heard, lamentation and great mourning: Rachel bewailing her children, and would not be comforted, because they are not.
P. COMM. Votiva.--Now we have partaken, O
Lord, of the votive offerings, grant, we beseech thee, that by the prayers of thy saints, they may procure us the helps of this present life, and those of that which is to come. Thro'.
St. T. of CANTERBURY, Bp. and M. INTROIT. Let us all rejoice in the Lord, and eelebrate this festival in honour of blessed Thomas the martyr, for whose martyrdom the angels rejoice, and praise the Son of God. Ps. Rejoice in the Lord O'ye just: praise becometh the upright.' V. Glory.
COLLECT. Deus, pro cujus.-0 God, in defence of whose. Church, the glorious prelate Thomas, fell by the swords of wicked men : grant, we beseech thee, that all who implore his assistance, may find comfort in the grant of their petition. Thro'. In this Mass, Commems. of Christmas, St. Stephen,
St. John, and H. Innocents, are made by their Col·lects, fc. as above, from p. 77 to 84 inclusively.
EPISTLE. Heb. v. 1. 6. — Brethren: Every high priest taken from among men, is ordained for men in the things that appertain to God, that he may offer up gifts and sacrifices for sins: who can have compassion on them that are ignorant and that err: because he himself also is compassed with infirmity: and therefore he ought, as for the peo- . ple, so also for himself, to offer for sins. Neither doth any man take the honour to himself, but he that is called by God, as Aaron was. So also Christ did not glorify himself that he might be made a high priest: but he that said to him, Thou art iny Son, this day have I begotten thee.” As he saith also in another place: “ Thou art a priest for ever, according to the order of Melchisedech.”
GRAD. Eclus. xliv.-Behold a great Prelate, who in his days pleased God. V. There was none found like him in keeping the law of the Most High. Aleluia, Alleluia. V. I am the good shep
kerd, and I know my sheep, and my sheep know me. Alleluia.
GOSPEL. John X. 11. 16.-As or the Second) Sunday after Easter.
OFFERT. Ps. XX.Thou hast set, O Lord, on his head, a crown of precious stones : he asked life of thee: and thou Jidst give it him. Alleluia.
SECRET. Sanctify O Lord, the offerings cone secrated to thee: and being appeased thereliy, mercifully look upon us, by the intercession of blessed T. thy Martyr and Bishop. Thro'.
COMM. John X.--I am the good shepherd, and I know my sheep', and my sheep know me.
P. COMM. Hæc nos, com.--May this communion, O Lord, cleanse us from sin, and, by the intercession of blessed Thomas, thy martyr and bishop, make us effectually partakers of this heavenly remedy. Thro'.
SUNDAY within the Octave of Christmas.
INTROIT. Wisdom xviii. Ps. xcii.
were in quiet si- tium tenerunt omnia, lence, and the night was et nox in suo curs U medium in the midst of her course, iter haberet, Omnipotens thy Almighty Word, o sermo tuus, Domine, de Lord, came down from ccelis a regalibus sedibus thy royal throne. Penit.
Ps. The Lord hath Ps. xcii. Dominus reg. reigned, he is clothed navit, decorem indutus with beauty: the Lord is est : indutus est Dominus clothed with strength, and fortitudinem, et præcinrit hath girded himself. se. 7. Glory
V. Gloria. COLLECT. Omnipotens. almighty and eternal God, regulate our actions according to thy divine