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and hear thy servants. V. Lord, thou hast been our frefuge from generation to generation. 3 GOSPEL, Luke vii. 36. 50. as in p. 221. 09 OFFERT. Ps. cii.-Bless the Lord, O my soul,
and never forget all he hath done for thee : and thy Ilyouth shall be renewed like the eagle's. O SECRET. May the sacrifice we offer on this
fast, O Lord, we beseech thee, be well pleasing to 1 thee; that cleansing away our sins, it may make us worthy of thy grace, and bring us to thy eterial promises. Thro'. * COMM. Ps. cxyi. -Remove from me reproach and contempt ;
because I have sought after thy 7 ordinances, O Lord: for thy testimonies are my meditation.
P. COMM. Quæsumus, -We beseech, thee, O almighty God, that while we return thee thanks for what we have received, we may receive those blessings, which are still greater. Thro'.
SATURDAY IN EMBER WEEK. INTROIT. Ps. xciv.-Come let us adore God, and fall down before the Lord, and weep before the Lord that made us; for he is the Lord our God. Ps. Come let us praise the Lord with joy: let us joyfully sing to God our Saviour. v. Glory.
After Kyrie eleison, is said,
I. COLLECT.-0 Almighty and everlasting God, who, by a wholesome abstinence, healest both body and soul: we humbly beseech thy Majesty, that, being appeased by our prayers and fasts, thou mayest grant us present and future help. Thro'.
I LESSON. Lev. xxiii. 26.-In those days : The Lord spake to Moses saying: Upon the tenth day of the seventh month shall be the day of atonement; it shall be most solemn, and shall be called holy: and you shall afflict your souls on that day, and
shall offer a holocaust to the Lord. You shall do no servile work in the time of this day ; because it is a day of propitiation, that the Lord your God may be merciful unto you. Every soul that is not afflicted on this day, shall perish from among his people: and every soul that shall do any work, the same will I destroy from among his people. You shall do no work therefore on that day: it shall be an everlasting ordinance unto you in all your generations and dwellings. It is a Sabbath of rest, and you shall afflict your souls, beginning on the ninth day of the month: from evening until evening you shall celebrate your Sabbaths, saith the Lord Almighty,
GRAD. Ps. xxviii.--Forgive us, O Lord, our "sins: never let the Gentiles say: Where is now their to God? V. Help us, O God our Saviour; and for --3-the honour of thy name O Lord, deliver us. Let us pray. Let us kneel down. R. Stand up again.
II. COLLECT. Da nobis.-Grant, we beseech thee, O Almighty God, that by fasting we may be i ofilled with thy grace; and by abstinence become stronger than all our enemies. Thro'.
II. LESSON. Lev. xxiii. 39. 43.- In those days : The Lord spoke to Moses, saying: From the fiftieth day of the seventh month, when you shall have gathered in all the fruits of your land, you shall celebrate the feast of the Lord seven days, on the first day and the eighth shall be a Sabbath, that is a day of rest. And you shall take to you on the first day the fruits of the fairest tree, and branches of palm trees, and boughs of thick trees, and willows of the brvok, and you shall rejoice before the Lord your God. And you shall keep the solemnity thereof seven days in the year. It shall be an everlasting ordinance in your generations. In the seventh month shall you celebrate this feast. And you shall dwell in lowers seven days, every que that is of the race of Israel, shall dwell in tabernacles : that your posar törity may know that I made the children of Israel to dwell ir tahernacles, when I brought them out of the land of Egypt. I am the Lord your God.
GRAD, Ps. Lxxxiii.-Behold, O God, our Protector, look down on thy servants. V. Lord God of Hosts, hear the prayers of thy servants. Let us pray. Let us kneel down. R. Stand up again.
III. COLLECT. Tuere. -Defend, O Lord, we beseech thee, thy family ; that by thy bounty, we may obtain those helps of salvation, which, by thy uspiration, we seek after. Thro'.
III. LESSON. Micheas vii. 14.- O Lord our God: Feed thy people with thy rod, the flock of thy inheritance, them that dwell alone in the forest, according to the days of old. The nations shall see, and shall be confounded at all their strength. Who is a God like to thee, who takest away iniquity, and passest by the sin of the remnant of thy inheritance ? he will send his fury in no more, because he delighteth in mercy. He will turn again and have mercy on us: he will put away our iniquities; and he will cast all our sins into the bottom of the sea.
Thou wilt perform the truth to Jacob, thy mercy to Abraham: which thou hast sworn to our fathers, from the days of old, O Lord our God.
GRAD, Ps. lxxxix.-Turn to us, O Lord, a while, and hear thy servants. V.O Lord, thou hast been our refuge from generation to generation. Let us pray. Let us kneel down. R. Stand up again.
IV. COLLECT. Præsta.--Grant, O Lord, we beseech thee, that we may so abstain from corporeal food, as to fast from all those vices that attack us. Thro'.
IV. LESSON. Zach. viii. 14. In those days : The word of the Lord came me saying: Thus saith the Lord of Hosts ; As I purposed to afflict you, when your fathers had provoked me to wrath, and I had no mercy: so turning again, I have thought
in these days to do goou to the house of Juda, and Jerusalem : fear not. These then are the things which you shall do: Speak ye truth erery one to his neighbour: judge ye truth and judgment of peace in your gates. And let none of you imagine era in your hearts against his friend : and love not a false oath: for all these are the things that I hate, saith the Lord. And the word of the Lord of Hosts caine to me, saying: Thus saith the Lord of Host's: The fast of the fourth month, and the fast of the fifth, and the fast of the seventh, and the fast of the tenth, shall be to the house of Juda, joy, and gladness, and great solemnities; only love ye truth, and peace, saith the Lord of Hosts.
GRAD. Ps. cxl.-Let my prayer be directed as incense in thy sight, O Lord. 'V. The lifting up of my hands, as evening sacrifice. Let us pray. Let us kneel down). R. Stand up again.
V. COLLECT. Ut nubis.-As it is by thy grace, O Lord, we render thee the tribute of this solemii fast; so grant us, we beseech thee, the favour of thy mercy and pardon. 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 furnące, and maile 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. Here follow the Canticle and VI. Collect. pp. 66, 67.
with the Collect, A cunctis, p. XX. EPISTLE. Heb. ix. 2. 12.--Brethren: There was a tabernacle made the first, wherein were the candlesticks, and the table, and the setting forth of loaves, which is called the Holy: And after the second veil, the 'tabernacle, which is called the
Holy of Holies: having the golden censer, and the ark of the testament covered about on every part with gold, in which was a golden pot that had manna, and the rod of Aaron that had blossomed, and the tables of the testament, and over it were the cherribims of glory overshadowing the propitiatory: of which it is not needful to speak now particularly. Now these things being thus ordered ; into the first tabernacle the priests indeed always entered, accomplishing the offices of sacrifices. But into the second, the high-priest alone, once a year; not without blood, which he offereth for his own, and the people's ignorance: the Holy Ghost signifying this, that the way into the Holies was not yet made manifest, whilst the former tabernacle was yet standing. Which is a parable of the time then present: according to which gifts and sacrifices are offered, which cannot, as to the conscience, make him perfect that serveth, only in meats and in drinks, and divers washings, and justices of the flesh, laid on them until the time of correction. But Christ being come an highpriest of the good things to come, by a greater and more perfect tabernacle not made with hands, that is, not of this creation: neither by the blood of goats, or of calves, but by his own blood, entered once into the Holies, having obtained eternal redemption.
TRACT. Ps. cxvi.--Praise the Lord all ye nations; praise him all ye people: for his mercy is confirmed upon us; and the truth of the Lord remaineth
GOSPEL. Luke xiii. 6. 17.-- At that time : Jesus spoke to the multitude this parable : A certain man had a fig-tree planted in his vineyard, and he came seeking fruit on it, and found none. And he said to the dresser of the vineyard: Behold for these three years I come seeking fruit on this fig-tree, and I find none. Cut it down therefore: why cumbereth it the ground? But he answering said to him: