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were in prison; which had been sometime incredu. lous, when they waited for the patience of God in the days of Noe, when the ark was a building: wherein a few, that is, eight souls were saved by water. Whereunto baptism being of the like form, now saveth you also; not the putting away of the filth of the flesh, but the examination of a good conscience towards God by the resurrection of Jesus Christ, who is on the right hand of God.
GRAD. This is the day which the Lord hath made: let us exult and rejoice therein. V. Blessed be he that cometh in the name of the Lord.' The Lord is God, and he hath shone upon us, Alleluia, Alleluia. V. Publish it among the Gentiles, that the Lord hath reigned from the cross.
GOSPEL. Matt. xxviii. 16. 20.-At that time : The eleven disciples went into Galilee unto the mountain where Jesus had appointed them. And seeing him they adored: but some doubted. And Jesus coming, spoke to them, saying: All power is given to me in heaven and in earth. Going therefore, teach ye all nations : baptising them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you; and behold I am with you all days, even to the consummation of the world. CREDO.
OFFERT. Exod. xi.-This day shall be a memorable one to you, Alleluia. : You shall keep it a solemn festival to the Lord throughout all your generations; an everlasting stated solemnity. Allel.
SECRET.-Mercifully accept this sacrifice, we beseech thee, O Lord, which we offer for the remission of their sins, who have been regenerated; and to obtain speedily the help of thy grace. Thro.
COMM. Matt. xxviii. --All power is given to me in heaven and in earth, Alleluia : Go teach all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, Alleluia, Alleluia.
P. COMM. Respice. Look down, we beseech thee, O Lord, upon thy people ; and since thou hast vouchsafed to give them a new life by these eternal mystcries, grant them also pardon of their temporal offences. Thro.
SATURDAY IN EASTER WEEK. INTROIT. Ps. civ.The Lord hath led forth his people in gladness, Alleluia : and his chosen ones in joy, Alleluia, Alleluia. Ps. Praise the Lord and call upon his name: publish his works among the Gentiles. V. Glory.
COLLECT. Concede.-Grant, we beseech thee, O Almighty God, that we, who with reverence hare celebrated this solemnity of Easter, may happily arrive at everlasting joys. Thro'.
EPISTLE. 1 Peter ii.Dear Brethren: Laying away all malice, and all guile and dissimulations, and envies, and all detractions, as new-born babes, desire the rational milk without guile; that there by you may grow into salvation: if so be you have tasted that the Lord is sweet, unto whom coming, as to a living stone, rejected indeed by men, but chosen and made honourable by God: be you also as living stones built up, a spiritual house, a holy priesthood, to offer un spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ. Wherefore it is said in the scripture: “ Behold I lay in Sion a chief corner-stone, elect, precious: and he that shall believe in him, shall not be confounded." To you therefore that believe, honour; but to them that believe not, “ the stone which the builders rejected, the same is made the head of the corner :" and a stone of stumbling and a rock of scandal, to them who stumble at the word, neither do believe, whereunto also they are set. But you are a chosen generation, a kingly priesthood, a holy nation, a purchased people: that you may declare his virtues, who bath
called you out of darkness into his marvellous light, “ Who in time past were not a people: but are now the people of God. Who had not obtained mercy ; but now have obtained mercy. -Alleluia, Alleluia. V. This is the day which the Lord hath made: let us exult and rejoice therein, Alleluia. V. Praise the Lord, ye his servants, praise the name of the Lord.
GOSPEL. John XX. 1. 9.--At that time : The first day of the week, Mary Magdalen cometh early, while it was yet dark, to the sepulchre": and she saw the stone taken away from the sepulchre. She ran, therefore, and cometh to Simon Peter, and to the other disciple whom Jesus loved, and saith to them: They have taken away the Lord out of the sepulchre, and we know not where they have laid him. Peter therefore went out, and that other disciple, and they came to the sepulchre. And they both ran together, and that other disciple did overrun Peter, and came first to the sepulchre. And when he stooped down, he saw the linen cloths lying: but yet he went not in. Then cometh Simon Peter, following him, and went into the sepulchre, and saw the linen cloths lying. And the napkin, that had been about his head, not lying with the linen cloths, but apart wrapt up into one place. Then that other disciple also went in, who came first to the sepulchre: and he saw, and believed; for as yet they knew not the scripture, that he must rise again from the dead. CREDO.
OFFERT. °Ps. cxvii.—Blessed be he that cometh in the name of the Lord: we have blessed you out of the house of the Lord: the Lord is God, and he bath shone upon us, Alleluia, Alleluia.
SECRET.-Grant, we beseech thee, O Lord, that we may always gratefully solemnize the Paschal mysteries, and that the continual celebration of the sacrament of our redemption may be to us a subject of perpetual joy. Thro'.
COMM, Gal. iii.-All you that have been bapa tised in Christ, have put on Christ, Alleluia.
P. COMM. Redemptionis.Being strengthened, O Lord, by the sacrament of our redemption, grant that through this help to eternal salvation, a true faith may always be increased in us. Thro'.
QUASIMODO, or LOW SUNDAY, .. is TS called in the Roman Missel, Dominica in albis, be I cause those who were baptised on Holy Saturday laid aside the white garments wherewith they were yes terday cloathed, and began this day to be no longer distinguished in dress from the rest of the faithful. It is to the newly baptised, however, and those who have recovered their innocence by the sacrament of penance, that the Church addresses herself, exhorting them, like new-born children, earnestly to desire the spiritual milk of the word of God, which alone can maintain in them that life of grace which they have just recovered.
INTROIT. i Peter i. Ps. lxxx. A S new born babes, Allel. QUASIMODO, geniti the desire the rational la infantes, Allel. res milk without guile, Allel. tionabile sine dolo lac Colin Allel. Allel. Ps. Rejoice cupiscite, Alleluia, Allel. to God our helper: sing Allel. Ps. Exultate Deo aloud to the God of Jacob. adjutori nostro : jubilate V. Glory. . : Deo Jacob. V. Glorias':
COLLECT. Præsta.Grant, we beseech thee, O Almighty God, that we, who have celebrated the solemnity of Easter, may, by the assistance of thy divine grace, ever make the effects thereof manifest in our lives and actions. Thro'. ?
EPISTLE. 1 John v. 4. 9.-Dearly beloved : Whatsoever is born of God, overcometh the world: and this is the victory which overcometh the world, our faith. Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God?
This is he that came by water and blood, Jesus Christ : not by water only, but by water and blood, And it is the spirit whieh testifieth, that Christ is the truth. And there are three who give testimony in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost. And these three are one. And there are three that give testimony on earth: the spirit, the water, and the blood, and these three are one. If we receive the testimony of men, the testimony of God is greater. For this is the testimony of God which is greater, because he hath testified of his Son. He that bem lieveth in the Son of God, hath the testimony of God in himself.
Alleluia, Allel. V. On the day of my resurrection saith the Lord, I will go before you into Galilee. Alleluia,
7. After eight days, V. Post dies octo, januis the doors being shut, je- clausis, stetit Jesus in mesus stood in the midst of dio discipulorum suorum, his disciples, and said : et dixit : Pax vobis. Allel. Peace be with you. Allel.
GOSPEL. John XX. 19, 31.--At that time : When is was late that same day, being the same day of the week, and the doors were shut, where the disciples were gathered together for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood in the midst, and said to them : Peace be to you. And when he had said this he shewed them his hands and his side. The disciples therefore were glad when they saw the 1.ord. He said therefore to them again : Peace be to you. As the Father hath sent me, I also send you. When he had said this, he breathed on them; and he said to them: Receive ye the Holy Ghost: whose sins you shall forgive, they are forgiven them: and whose sirs you shall retain, they are retained.' Now Thomas, one of the twelve, who is called Didymus, was not with them when Jesus came. The other