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II. LESSON. Lev. xxi. :). 21.-In those days : The Lord spoke to Moses, saying : Speak to the children of Israel, and thou shalt say to them: When you shall have entered into the land, which I will give you, and shall reap your corn, you shall bring sheaves of ears, the first-fruits of your harvest, to the priest: who shall lift up the sheaf before the Lord, the next day after the Sabbath, that it may be acceptable for you, and shall sanctify it. You shall count therefore from the morrow after the Sabbath, wherein you offered the sheaf of the firstfruits, seven full weeks, even unto the morrow after the seventh week be expired, that is to say, fifty days, and so you shall offer a new sacrifice to the Lord. Out of all your dwellings, two loaves of the first-fruits, of two tenths of flour leavened, which you shall bake for the first-fruits of the Lord. And you shall call this day most solemn, and most holy. You shall do no servile work therein. It shall be an everlasting ordinance in all your dwellings and generations, saith the Lord Almighty. Allel.

V. Job xxvi. His spirit hath adorned the heavens.

III. COLLECT. Deus.-0 God, who, for the healing our souls, commanded us to mortify our bodies by fasting: mercifully grant that we may faithfully serve thee both with body and soul. Thro'.

III. LESSON. Deut. xxvi. 1.11.-In those days : Moses said to the children of Israel: Hear, O Israel, what I command you this day: When thou art come into the land which the Lord thy God will give thee to possess, and hast conquered it, and dwellest in it: thou shalt take the first of all thy fruits, and put them in a basket, and shalt go to the place which the Lord thy God shall choose, that his name may be invocated there : and thou shalt go to the priest that shall be in those days, and say to him; I profess this day before the Lord thy God, who heard us, and looked down upon our affliction, and labour, and distress ; and brought us out of Egypt with a strong hand, and a stretched out arm, with great terror, with signs and wonders: and brought us into this place, and gave us this land, flowing with milk and honey. And therefore now I offer the firstfruits of the land which the Lord hath given me. And thou shalt leave them in the sight of the Lord thy God, adoring the Lord thy God. And thou shalt feast in all the good things which the Lord thy God hath given thee. Alleluia.

V. Acts ii. When the days of Pentecost were completed, they were all sitting together.

IV. COLLECT. Præsta, quæsumus.--Grant, we beseech thee, 0 Almighty God, that, being instructed by these holy fasts, we may avoid all vice, and more easily obtain thy mercy. Thro'.

IV. LESSON. Lev. xxvi. 3. 12.-In those days The Lord said to Moses: Speak to the children of Israel and sny to them: If you walk in my precepts and keep my commandments, and do them, I will give you rain in due season. And the ground shall bring forth its increase, and the trees shall be filled with fruit. The threshing of your harvest shall reach unto the vintage, and the vintage shall reach unto the sowing time; and you shall eat your bread to the full, and dwell in your land without fear. I will give peace in your coasts: you shall sleep, and there shall be none to make you afraid. I will take away evil beasts: and the sword shall not pass through your quarters. You shall pursue your enemies, and they shall fall befure you. Five of yours shall pursue a hundred others, and a hundred of you ten thousand: your enemies shall fall before you by the sword. I will look on you, and make you increase: you shall be multiplied, and I will establish my covenant with you. You shall eat the oldest of the old store, and new coming on, you shall cast away the old. I will set my tabernacle in the midst

of you, and my soul shall not cast you off. I will walk among you, and will be your God, and you shall be my people, saith the Lord Almighty. Allel

. V. * Come, O Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of thy faithful, and kindle in them the fire of thy love.

V. COLLECT. Præsta, quæsumus.-Grant, we beseech thee, O Almighty God, that whilst we fast from meat, we may likewise fast from all those vices to which we are prone. Thro'.

V. LESSON. Dan. iii. 49.-In those days: The angel of the Lord went down with Azarias and his companions into the furnace: and he drove the flame of the fire out of the furnace, and made the midst of the furnace like the blowing of a wind bringing dew, and the fire touched them not at all, nor troubled them, nor did them any harm. Then these three, as with one mouth, praised, and glorified, and blessed God in the furnace, saying: Alleluiu.

V. Blessed art thou, O Lord, the God of our forefathers, and worthy of praise for ever.

VI. COLLECT. Deus, qui tribus.- God, who, in the behalf of the three young men, didst render harmless the flames of fire: mercifully grant, that we, thy servants may not be burnt by the flames of vice. Thro'. Here is said, either the Collect, Eccl. tuæ, or Deus

omnium, p. 50. EPISTLE. Rom, v. 1. 5.--Brethren: Being justified by faith, let us have peace with God, through our Lord Jesus Christ. By whom also we have access through faith, into this grace wherein we stand, and glory in the hope of the glory of the sons of God. And not only so : but we glory also in tribulations, knowing that tribulation worketh paticuce; and patience trial ; and trial hope. And hope contound. eth not; because the charity of God is poureil forth in our hearts ly the Holy Ghost; who is giveu TRACT. P's. cxvi.-Praise the Lord, as p. 327. Prose, Veni Sancte Spiritus, as before, p. 376.

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GOSPEL. Luke iv. 38. 44.--At that time : Jesus rising up out of the synagogue, went into Simon's house. And Simon's wife's mother was taken with a great fever: and they besought him for her.-And standing over her he commanded the fever, and it left her. And immediately rising, she ministered to them. And when the sun was down, all they that had any sick with divers diseases, brought them to him. But he laying his hands on every one of them, healed them. And devils went out from many, crying out and saying: Thou art the Son of God. And he rebuking them suffered them not to speak: for they knew that he was Christ. And when it was day, going out he went into a desart place: and the multitudes sought him, and came unto him: and they stayed him that he should not depart from them. To whom he said : to other cities also, I must preach the kingdom of God : for therefore am I sent. And he was preaching in the synagogues of Galilee. CREDO.

OFFERT. Ps. lxxxvii.-0 Lord God of my salvation, I have cried out to thee day and night: let niy prayer, O Lord, come before thee. Alleluia.

SECRET.-To the end that our fasts may be acceptable to thee, O Lord, grant us, we beseech thee, to offer thee a heart purified by the efficacy of this sacrament. Thro'.

COMM. John iii.--The spirit breatheth wliere he will, and you hear his voice, Alleluia, Alleluia : but you know not when he cometh, nor whither he goeth, Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia.

P. COMM. Præbeant.-May thy sacred mysteries O Lord, give us divine fervour, that we may joyfully receive both them and their effects. Thro'.

TRINITY SUNDAL. VINCE without a belief of the existence of three

adorable Persons in the Godhead, we cannot be Christians, let us this day beseech Almighty God to strengthen our faith in the mystery of the ever blessed 'Trinity, and teach us iniplicity to submit to whatever oiher dogma the Church proposes to our belief. Let us also pray for those, whio, taking weak reason for their guide in matters of religion, refuse to believe what God himselt has revealed concerning his own incomprehensible Majesty.

INTROIT. BLESSED be the holy BENEDICTA sit sancta

Trinity and undivid- Trinitas, atque indie ed Unity. We will praise visa Unitas : Confitebiit, because it hath shewn mur ei, quia fecit nobishis mercy to us.

cum misericordiam suam. Ps. O Lord, our God, Ps. Domine, Dominus how wonderful is thy noster, quam admirabile

over the utmost est nomen tuum in univer. boundaries of the earth. sa terra. V. Glory.

V. Gloria. COLLECT. Omnipotens.-0 almighty and everlasting God who has granted thy servants, in the confession of the true faith to acknowledge the glory of an Eternal Trinity, and in the power of majesty, to adore an Unity: we beseech thee that, by the strength of this faith, we may be defended from all adversity. Thro'.

COLLECT. (Deus, in te,) of the I. Sund. after Pentecost.-O God, the strength of such as hope in thee : mercifully hear us calling on thee: and since mortal weakness can do nothing without thee, grant us the assistance of thy grace; that in observing thy commandments, we may please thee both in will and action. Thro'.

EPISTLE. * Rom. xi. 33. 36.-0 the depth of the riches of the wisdom and of the knowledge of God! llow incomprehensible are his judgments, and how


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