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MASS. Intrott. Ezech. 36.
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 will give you a new spirit. Alleluia, Alleluia. Ps. 33. I will for ever bless the Lord: his praise shall be always in my mouth. V. Glory.
The Introit is only said at Private Masses, when the Prophecies, t&c. have been omitted. But if the Prophecies, &c. have been sung, the Kyrie eleison is also solemnly sung, while the Priest and his Ministers are coming to the altar: and the bell is rung during the Gloria in excelsis, as on holy Saturday.
COLLECT. Prasta, quxsumus Grant, we beseech thee, O Almighty God, that the rays of thy brightness may shine upon us; and that the light of thy light may, by the power of thy Holy Spirit, strengthen the hearts of those, who have been born again by thy grace. Thro' — in the unity of the same.
LESSON. Acts xix. 1. 8.
IN those days: It came to pass, while Apollo was at . Corinth, that Paul, having passed through the upper countries, came to Ephesus: and finding there certain disciples, he said to them: Have you received the Holy Ghost, since you believed? And they said to him: We have not so much as heard if there be a Holy Ghost. And he said: How then were you baptized? And they said: With the baptism of John. Then Paul said: John baptized the people with the baptism of pennance, telling them, they were to believe in him, who was to come after him, that is, in Jesus. Hav ing heard this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. And when Paul had laid his hands on them, the Holy Ghost came upon them, and they spoke new tongues, and prophesied. And they were altogether about twelve men. And he went into the synagogue, and spoke boldly for the space of three months, disputing with them, and exhorting them concerning the kingdom of God.
Alleluia. V. Praise the Alleluia. V. Confitemini Lord, for he is good: for Domino, quoniam bonus: his mercy endureth forever, quoniam in saxulum misericordiaejus.
TRACT. Ps. cxvi. Praise Lmdate Dominum, omthe Lord, all ye nations: nes gentes: & collaudate and join in his praises, all eum orunes populi. V. ye people. V. For his Quoniam confirmata est mercy is confirmed upon super nos misericordia ejus, us: and the truth of the & Veritas Domini manet in Lord remaineth for ever. xternum.
GOSPEL. John xiv. 15. 21.
AT that time, Jesus said to his disciples: If you love me, keep my commandments. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Comforter, to abide with you for ever, the spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither doth it know him. But you shall know him; because he shall abide with you, and be in you. I will not leave you orphans: I will come to you again. Yet a little while, and the world seeth me no-more. But you see me, because I live, and you shall also live. At that day you shall know that I am in my Father, and you in me, and I in you. He that hath my commandments and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me. And he that loveth me, shall be loved by my Father: and I will love him, and make myself known to him.
OFFERT. Ps. ciii. Send Emitte spiritum tuum, & forth thy spirit, and they creabuntur, & renovabis fashall be created; and thou ciem terrae: sit gloria Dowilt renew the face of the mini in saecula. Alleluia. earth: let the glory of the Lord be for evermore. Alleluia.
The Preface Communtcantrs, and Hanc Igttur a* in the Ordinary, p. 47.
SECRET. Sanctify, we beseech thee, O Lord, these oblations, and purify our hearts by the light of the Holy Ghost. Thro'.—in the unity of the same.
COMM. John vii The Ultimo festivitatis die dilast day of the feast, Jesus cebat Jesus: Qui in me said: Whoever believeth credit, flumina de ventre in me, rivers of living ejus fluent aquae vivae : hoc water shall flow from his autem dixit despiritu, quem heart: and this he said accepturi erant credentes in of the spirit, which those eum. Alleluia, Alleluia, were to receive who should believe in him. Alleluia, Alleluia.
POSTCOMM. Stmcti Spiritus. May the pouring forth of the Holy Ghost into our hearts cleanse them O
Lord, and render them fruitful by the inward dew of his Thro'...in unity of the same.
THIS Sunday took its name, among our English ancestors, from the new baptized assisting on 'his day at Mass in the white garments, they received at the Font yesterday. The general Ecclesiastical name of it is Pentecost, which signifies the fiftieth, because the mystery we celebrate this day was accomplished the fiftieth day after the Resurection of Christ. The object of this solemnity, therefore is the descent of the Holy Ghost upon the Apostles, and the establishment of the new law.; and consequently this is to be the object of our worship and gratitude this day. The Holy Ghost, indeed, will not descend upon us in a visible manner, ashe did on the Apostles; but he will make himself felt inwardly in the hearts of such, as he shall find by grace prepared to receive him. The Holy Ghost is moreover in a particular manner communicated to us by the sacrament of confirmatiop. If we have already received this sacrament, let us act fail to give God thanks, and see if the conduct of our lives correspond to the quality of perfect Christians, which we received in that sacrament. If we have not received it; let us begin to prepare for it this day, that we may receive it as soon as possible: and endeavour to procure the same happiness for those under our care.
MASS. Intrott. JVind. i. 7.
THE spirit of the Lord OPIRITUS Domini replehath filled the whole O vit orbem ten-arum, Alearth, Alleluia: and the leluia: et hoc quod continet whole universe hath heard omnia seientiamhabetvocis. his voice. Alleluia, Alle- Alleluia, Alleluia. Ps. Exhtia. Ps. Let God arise, urgat Deus, et dissipentur and his enemies be dispers- inimici ejus: et fugiant, ed; let them who hate him, qui oderunt eum, a facie fly before his face. V. ejus. V. Gloria. Glory.
COLLECT. Dcus, qui hodierna. O God, who, by the light of the Holy Ghost, didst this day instruct the hearts of the faithful : grant, by the direction of the same Holy Spirit, we may relish what is right, and always enjoy his consolation, Thro'... in unity of the
LESSON. Acts, ii. 1. 11.
WHEN the days of Pentecost were fulfilled, all the disciples were assembled together in one place; and on a sudden there came from heaven a noise, as it were of a strong rushing wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. * And there appeared to them cloven tongues, as it were, of fire, and sat upon each of them: and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and they began to speak divers tongues, as the Holy Ghost enabled them to speak. Now there were dwelling in Jerusalem some Jews, devout and religious men, from every nation under the heavens. And when this was noised abroad, the multitude gathered together, and were astonished in mind, because every one heard them speak in his own language. And they were all amazed, and wondered, saying: Behold are not all these men that speak to us, Galileans? And how then have we heard every one of us the tongue in which we were born ? Parthians and Medians, arid Elamites, and inhabitants of Mesopotamia, Judea, and Cappadocb, Pontusand Asia, Phrygia and Pamphilia, Egypt and the parts of Lybia about Cyrene, and strangers of Rome, Jews also, and Proselytes, Cretans and Arabians, we have heard them speak in our own tongues the wonderful works of God.
Alleluia, Alleluia. V. Alleluia, Alleluia. V. Ps. Send forth thy spirit, and 103. Emitte spiritum tuthey shall be created, and um et creabuntur, et renothou wilt renew the face vabis faciem terrae. Alleluia. of the earth. Alleluia.
V. f Come, Holy Spirit, V. Veni, Sancte Spiritus, fill the hearts of thy faithful, repletuorumcordafidelium, and kindle in them the fire et tui amoris in eis ignem of thy love. accende.
COME,' Holy Ghost, X 7"ENI, Sancte, Spiritus, send down those V
,Which sweetly flow in si- Et emitte ccelitus
lent streams, From thy bright throne a- Lucis tuae radium, bove.
f Here all kneel.
Come thou the Father of
the poor: Thou bounteous source of
all our store; Come fire our hearts with
Come thou of comforters the best: Come thou the soul's delicious guest; The Pilgrim's sweet relief. Thou art our rest in toil and sweat; Refreshment in excessive heat.
And solace in our grief. 0 sacred light, shoot home thy darts; 0 pierce the center of these hearts
Whose faith aspires to thee. Without thy Godhead nothing can Have any price or worth in man:
Nothing can harmless be. Lord, wash our sinful stains away;
Water from heav'n our barren clay;
Our wounds. and bruises heal.
To thy sweet yoke our stiff necks bow,
Warm with thy fire our hearts of snow;
Our wandering feet repeal. O grant thy faithful, dearest Lord,
Whose only hope is thy sure word,
The seven gifts of thy spirit.
Grant us in life t'obey thy grace;
Veni Pater Pauperum: Veni dator munerum: Veni lumen cordium.
Dulcis hospes animae-;
In sestu temperies,
In fletu solatium.
Reple cordis intima
Nihil est in homine:
Nihil est innoxium.
Lava quod est sordidum;
Riga quod est aridum,
Sana quod est saucium.
Flecte quod est rigidunT,
Fove quod est frigidum;
Rege quod est devium.
In te confidentibus.
Da virtutis meritum,