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that in the confession of the true and eternal Deity, we adore a distinction in the Persons, an Unity in the essence, and an Equality in the Majesty. Which the angels and archangels, the cherubim also and seraphim praise, who cease not daily to cry out. with one voice, saying Holy, holy, holy, Lord God of Sabbaoth, Heaven and earth are full of thy glory. Hosanna, in the highest. Blessed is he that comes in the name of the Lord, Hosanna in the Highest.
THE CANON OF THE MASS. WE humbly pray and beseech thee, therefore, most merci. ful Father, through Jesus Christ thy Son, our Lord, that thou wouldst vouchsafe to accept and bless these Gifts, these Presents, these holy unspotted Sacrifices, which in the first place we offer thee for thy holy Catholic Church, to which vouchsafe to grant peace : as also to preserve, to keep in unity, and govern it throughout the world, together with thy servant N. our Pope, N. our Bishop, as also all orthodox professors of the Catholic and Apostolic Faith.
Commemoration of the living. . BE mindful, O Lord, of thy servants, men and women N. and N. Fle prays awhile in secret, for such as he intends
to pray for. AND of all here present, whose faith and devotion is kyown unto thee, for whom we offer, or who offer up to thee this sacrifice of praise for themselves and friends, for the redemption of their souls, for the health and salvation they hope for, and for which they now pay their vows to thee, the eternal, living, and true God.
Communicating with, and honouring in the first place, the memory of the ever-glorious Virgin Mary, Mother of our Lord and God Jesus Christ; as also of the blessed, Apostles and Martyrs, Peter and Paul, Andrew, James, John, Thomas, James, Philip, Bartholomew, Matthew, Simon and Thadeus, Linus, Cletus, Clement, Xystus, Cornelius, Cyprian, Laurence, Chrysogonus, John and Paul, Cosmas and Damian, and of all thy saints; by whose merits and prayers, grant that we may be always defended by the help of thy protectio.. Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.
Spreading his Hands over the Oblation, he says,
WE therefore beseech thee, O Lord, graciously to accept this oblation of our servitude, as also of thy whole family, dispose our days in thy peace, preserve us from eternal damnation, and rank us in the number of thine Elect, through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Which oblation do thon, O God, vouchsale in all respects to bless, approve, ratify, and accept; that it may be made for us the body and blood of thy most beloved Son Jesus Christ, our Lord.
Who the day before he suffered, took bread into his holy and venerable hands, and with his eyes lifted up towards heaven, giving thanks to thee, God, his Almiglity Father : he blessed it, brake it, and gave it to his disciples, saying: Take and eat ye all of this, FOR*THIS IS HY BODY. Here the Priest elevates the lost, whilst the people
adore. In like manner after he had supped, taking also this excellent chalice into his holy and venerable hands, giving thee also thanks, he blessed it and gave it to his disciples, saying, Take and drink ye all of this, for this is the chalice of my blood of the New and Eternal Testament: the mystery of Faith : which shall be shed for you, and for many, to the remission of sins.
As often as you do these things ye shall do then in rememe brance of me.
Here, also, adore, when the Priest elevates the
WHEREFORE, O Lord, we thy servants, as also thy holy people, calling to mind the blessed passion of the same Christ thy Son our Lord, his resurrection from the dead, and admirable ascension into heaven, offer unto thy most excellent Majesty, of thy gifts bestowed upon us, a pure Host, a holy Host, an unspotted Host, the holy bread of eternal life, and chalice of everlasting salvation."
Upon which vouchsafe to look, with a propitious and serene countenance, and to accept them, as thou wast graciously pleased to accept the gifts of thy just servant Abel, and the
sacrifice of our Patriarch Abraham, and that which thy High Priest Melchisedech offered to thee, a holy sacrifice and unspotted victim,
We most humbly beseech thee, Almighty God, command these things to be carried by the lands of thy holy angel to thy altar on higli, in the sight of ily divine Majesty, that as many as shall partake of the most sacred body and blood of thy Son at this altar, may be filled with every heavenly grace and blessing. Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.
Commemoration of the Dead. BE mindful, also, O Lord, of thy servants N. and N., who are gone before us with the sign of Faith, and rest in the sleep of peace. Here particular mention is made of such of the
Dead as are to be prayed for. To these, O Lord, and to all that sleep in Christ, grant, we beseech thee, a place of refreshment, light, and peace, through the same Clirist our Lord. Amen.
Here, striking his Breast, the Priest says, ALSO to us sinners, thy servants, confiding in the multitude of thy mercies, vouchsafe to grant some part and fellowship with thy holy aposties and martyrs ; with John, Stephen, Matthias, Barnabas, Igvatius, Alexander, Marcelline, Peter, Felicitas, Perpetua, Agathia, Lucy, Agnes, Cecily, Anastasia, and with all thy saints: into whose company we beseech thee to admit us, not in consideration of our merit, but of thy own gratuitous pardon. Through Christ our Lord.
By whom, O Lord, thou dost always create, sanctify, quicken, bless, and give us all these good things. By him, and with him, and in him is to thee, God the Father Almighty, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, all honour and glory,
P. For ever and crer.
Let us pray. BEING instrucied by thy saving precepts, and following thy divine directions, we presume to pray:
OUR father, who art in lieaven, hallowed be thy name : thy kingdom come: thy will be done on carth, as it is in
heaven; give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive them that trespass against'us; and lead us not into temptation.
R. But deliver us from evil.
Deliver us, we beseech thee, O Lord, from all erils, paz!, present, and to come; and by the intercession of the blessed and ever glorious Virgin Mary, Mother of God, and of the holy apostles Peter and Paul, and of Andrew, and of all the saints, mercifully grant peace in our days: that through the assistance of thy mercy we may be always free from sin, and secure from all disturbance. Through the same Jesus Christ, thy Son our Lord, who with thee and the Holy Ghost liveihi and reigneth, God.
P. World without end.
R. And with thy spirit.
the Chalice, he says, MAY this mixture and consecration of the body and blood of our Lord Jesus Christ, be to us that receive it effec!ual to eternal life. Amen.
Then bowing and striking his Breast, he says, LAMB of God, who takest away the sins of the world, have mercy upon us.
Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world, have mercy upon us.
Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world, give us peace. In Masses for the dead he says, Give them rest ;
and lastly, Eternal Rest. The first of the following Prayers is also omitted.
LORD Jesus Christ, who saidst to thy apostles, I leave you peace, I give you my peace, regard not my sins, but the faith of thy church; and grant her that peace and unity which is agreeable to thy will: who livest, &c. Amen.
Lord Jesus Christ, Son of the living God, who, according
to the will of thy Father, through the cooperation of the Holy Ghost, hast, by thy death, given life to the world ; deliver, me by this most sacred body and blood from all my iniquities, and from all evils ; make me always adhere to thy commandments, and never suffer me to be separated from thee; who livest and reignest with God the Father in the unity of, &r. Amen.
Let not the participation of thy body, O Lord Jesus Christ, which 1, though unworthy, presume to receive, turn to my judgment and condemnation; but through thy mercy way it he a safeguard and remedy, both of soul and body. Who with God the Father, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, livest and reignest God for ever and ever. Amen.
Taking the Host in his Hands, he says, I WILL take the bread of heaven, and call upon the name of the Lord.
Striking his Breast, he says thrice, LORD, I am not worthy that thou shouldst enter under my roof; say but the word, and my soul shall be healed
Receiving both Parts of the Host, he says, MAY the body of our Lord Jesus Christ preserve my soul to life everlasting. Amen.
· Taking the Chalice in his Hand, he says, WHAT return shall I make the Lord for all he has given to me? I will take the chalice of salvation, and call upon the name of the Lord. Praising I will call upon the Lord, and shall be saved from my enemies.
Receiving the Blood of our Saviour, he says,
MAY the blood of our Lord Jesus Christ preserve my soul to everlasting life. Amen.
Taking the first Ablution, he says, GRANT, O Lord, that what we have taken with our mouth we may receive with a pure mind : that of a temporal gift i may become to us an eternal remedy.