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will, that, in the name of thy beloved Son, we may abound in good works. Thro'. Commems. of Christmas, St. Thomas, &c. by their
respective Collects, &c. pp. 77. and 65. EPISTLE. Gal. iv. 1. 7.-Brethren: As long as the heir is a child, he differeth nothing from a servant, though he be Lord of all: but is under tutors and goveriors, until the time appointed by the father: So we also, when we were children, were serving under the elements of the world. But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent his Son, made of a woman, made under the law; that he might redeem them who were under the law; that we might receive the adoption of sons. And because you are sons, God hath sent the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying : Abba, Father. Therefore now he is not a servant, but a Son. And if a son, an heir also through God.
GRAD. Ps. xliv. and xcii.---Thou art beautiful above the sons of men: grace is poured abroad in thy lips. V. My heart hath uttered a good word, I speak my works to the King. My tongue is the pen of a scrivener that writeth swiftly. Alleluia, Alleluia.
V. The Lord hath Alleluia, Alleluia. V. reigned, he clothed him- Dominus regnavit, decoi self with beauty: he hath rem induit: induit Dos! clothed himself with minus fortitudinem et strength, and armed him- præcinxit se virtute. All self with might. Alleluia. leluia.
GOSPEL. Luke ii. 33. 40.--At that time: Josepa, and Mary the mother of Jesus, were wondering at those things which were spoken concerning him, And Simon blessed them, and said to Mary his Mother: Behold the child is set for the fall, and for the resurrection of many in Israel, and for a sign which shall be contradicted. And thry own soul a sword shall pierce, that out of many hearts thoughts may be revealed me And there was one Anna a prophetess, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asar; she was far ada vanced in years, and had lived with her husband seven years from her virginity. And she was a widow until fourscore and four years: who departed not from the temple, by fastings and prayers serving day and night. Now she at the same hour coming in, confessed to the Lord; and spoke of him to all that looked for the redemption of Israel. And after they had perforined all things according to the law of the Lord they returned into Galilee, to their city, Nazareth. And the child grew and waxed strong, full of wisilom; and the grace of God was in him.
OFFERT. Ps. xcii.God hath established the worlu which shall not be moved. thy throne o God, is prepared from of old ; thou art from everlasting.
SECRET.-Grant, we beseech thee, ( Almighty God, that this sacrifice offered to thy Divine Majesty, may obtain for us the grace of true devotion, and a "happy eternity. Thro”.
COMM. Matt. ii.-Take the child and his mother, and go into the land of Israel; for they are dead who sought the life of the child.
P. COMM. Per hujus.-May the efficacy of this sacrament, O Lord, cleanse us from our sins, and obtain for us the accomplishment of our just desires. Thro'.
The triumcision. INTROIT. Isaias. ix.- Puer natus est, p. 76.
COLLECT. Dens, qui salutis.-- God, who by the fruitful virginity of the blessed Mary, hast given mankind the rewards of eternal salvation : grant, we beseech thee, that we may experience her intercession, through whom we deserved to receive the Author of Life, our Lord Jesus Christ thy Son, who,
EPISTLE. Tit. ü.-As in p. 72.
GRAD. Ps. xcvü.-All the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God: sing joyfully to the Lord all the earth. V. The Lord hath made known his salvation : he hath revealed his justice in the sight of the Gentiles. Alleluia. V. A sanctified day hath shone upon us: come, ye Gentiles, and adore the Lord, for this day a great light is come down upon
the earth. Alleluia, Alleluia. V. God, who at sundry
V. Heb. i. Multifatimes and in divers man rié olim Deus loquens paners spoke in times past tribus in prophetis, novisto our Fathers by the pro- sime diebus istis locutus est phets, last of all in these nobis in Filio. Alleluia. days hath spoken to us by
Alleluia. GOSPEL. Luke ii. 21.--At that time : After eight days were accomplished that the child should be circumcised: his name was called Jesus, which was called by the angel, before he was conceived in the womb. CREDO.
OFFERT. Ps. Ixxxviii.-Thine are the heavens, and thine is the earth. The world and the fulness thereof thou hast founded, justice and judgment are the preparations of thy throne.
SECRET. Receive, O Lord, our offerings, and prayers: cleanse us by these heavenly mysteries, and mercifully hear us. Thro'.
COMM. Ps. xcvii.-All the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God. P. COMM. Hæc nos.
:-May this communion, O Lord, cleanse is from sin, and by the intercession of blessed Mary, the virgin-mother of God, make us partakers of thy heavenly remedy. Thro'.
INTROIT. Malachi iii. Ps. lxxi. BEhold the Lord the ECCE advenit Domino
dominion, power, and num in manu ejus,' et par empire are in his hand. 'testas et imperium.
Ps. Give to the king thy Ps. Deus, judicium tuum judgment, O God, and to regi da; et justitiam tuam
the king's son thy justice. filio regis. V. Gloria. V. Glory
COLL. Deus, qui hodierna._0 God, who by the direction of a star didst this day manifest thy only Son to the Gentiles; mercifully grant that we, who now know thee by faith, may come at length to see the glory of thy Majesty. Thro' the same.
LESSON. Isaras lx. 1. 9.--Arise, be enlightened, 0 Jerusalem: for thy light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee. For behold darkness shall cover the earth, and a mist the people: but the Lord shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee. And the Gentiles shall walk in thy light, and kings in the brightness of thy rising. Lift up thy eyes round about and see: all these are gathered together, they are come to thee, thy sons shall come from afar, and thy daughters shall rise up at thy side. Then shalt thou see and abound, and thy heart shall wonder and be enlarged, when the multitude of the sea shall be converted to thee, the strength of the Gentiles shall come to thee. The multitude of camels shall cover thee, the dromedaries of Madian and Epha: all they from Saba shall come, bringing gold and frankincense, and shewing forth praise to the Lord.
GRAD. Is. lx. Matt. ii.-All shall come from Saba, bringing gold and frankincense, and publishing the praises of the Lord. Arise, be enlightened o Jerusalem: for the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee. Alleluia, Alleluia.
V. We saw his star in V. Vidimus stellam ejus the east: and are come in oriente; et venimus with our offerings to a- cum muneribus, adorare dore the Lord. Allduia. Dominum. Alleluia.
GOSPEL. Matt. ii. 1. 12.- When Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Juda, in the days of king Herod, behold there came wise men from the east, to Jerusalem, saying, where is he that is born King of the Jews? For we have seen his star in the east, and are come to adore him.
And Herod hearing this was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him. And assembling together all the chief priests and the scribes of the people he enquired of them where Christ should be born. But they said to him, in Bethlehem of Juda. For so it is written by the prophet. “ And thou Bethlehem the land of Juda art not the least among the princes of Juda; for out of thee shall come forth the captain that shall rule my people Israel.” Then Herod privately calling the wise men, learned diligently of them the time of the star which appeared to them: and sending them into Bethlehem, said: Go and diligently inquire after the child; and when you have found him, bring me word again, that I also may come and adore him. Who having heard the king, went their way; and behold the star which they had seen in the east went before them, until it came and stood over where the child was. And seeing the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy. And entering into the house, they found the child with Mary his mother, and falling down they adored him: and opening their treasures, they offered him gifts, gold, frankincense, and myrrh. And having received an answer in sleep that they should not return to Herod, they went back another way into their own country. CREDO.
OFFERT. Ps. lxxi.— The Kings of Tharsis and the Islands shall offer presents: the Kings of the Arabians and of Saba shall bring gifts: and all the kings of the earth shall adore him; all nations shall serve him.