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Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my word shall not pass away. CREDO.

OFFERTORY. Ps. xxiv.-To thee O Lord have I lifted up my soul. In thee O my God I put my trust; let me not be ashamed, neither let my enemies laugh at me: for none of them that wait on thee shall be confounded.

SECRET. Grant, O Lord, that these sacred mysteries may cleanse us by their powerful virtue, and bring us with greater purity to him, who was the author and institutor of them. Thro'.

Of the B. V. M. * Strengthen, we beseech thee, O Lord, in our souls, the mysteries of the true faith : that we who confess him, that was conceived of a Virgin, to be true God, and true man, may, by the power of his saving resurrection, deserve to come to eternal joys. Thro' the same, &c.

For the CHURCH. * Protect us, O Lord, while we assist at thy sacred mysteries, that being employed in acts of religion, we may serve thee both in body and mind. Thro'.

Instead of the last, may be said the following i For the POPE. Be appeased, O Lord, with the offering we have made, and cease not to protect thy servant N. whom thou hast been pleased to appoint Pastor over thy Church. Thro'.

COMM. Ps. Ixxxiv.-For the Lord will give his goodness : and our earth shall yield her fruit.

P. COMM. Suscipiamus.-May we receive, O Lord, thy mercy in the midst of thy temple, that with due honour we may prepare for the approaching solemnity of our reparation. Thro'. : * " Of the B. V.M. * Gratiam tuam. Pour forth, we beseech thee, O Lord, thy grace into our hearts, that we, who, by the message of an angel, have known the incarnation of thy Son, the Christ, may by his passion and cross, come to the glory of his resurrection. Thro', as

FarthaCHURCH. * Quæsumus.--We beseech thee, O Almighty God, not to leape exposed to the dangërs of human life, those whom thou hast permitted to partake of those divine mysteries. Thro'.

Instead of the last, may be said the following, For the POPE. May the participation of this divine sacrament protect us, we beseech thee, O Lord : and always procure safety and defence to thy servant N. whom thoy hast appointed Pastor over thy Church, together with the flock committed to his charge. Thro'. Instead of Ite missa est, is said, Benedicamus Domino : which rule is always to be observed when the

Gloria in excelsis is omitted. 1 On the week days in Advent, the Mass of the forem

going Sunday is said unless there be a proper Mass
for the day, but the Alleluias and V. following the
Gradual are omitted.

PEople of Sion, be Dopulus Sion, ecce Do,

hold the Lord will minus veniet ad salcome to save the Gen- vandas Gentes ; et auditiles : and the Lord will tam faciet Dominus glorimake the glory of his am vocis suce in lætitia voice heard to the joy of cordis vestri. Ps. 79. Qui your hearts. Ps. 79. regis Israel intende : qui Give ear O thou that rulest deducis velut ovem, JoIsrael : thou that lead, seph. V. Gloria. est Joseph like a sheep.

V. Glory ?COLLECT. Eccita, Domine.--Stir up, O Lord, our hearts to prepare the ways of thy only begotten Son: that by his coming we may be enabled to serve thee with pure minds. Who livest. "Por the II. and III. Collects, see the first Sunday,

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EPISTLE. Rom. XV. 4. 13. Brethren: What things soever were written were written for our instruction that through patience and the comfort of the scriptures we might have hope. Now the God of patience and of comfort grant you to be of one mind one towards another, according to Jesus Christ; that with one mind and with one mouth you may glorify God and the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. Wherefore receive one another, as Christ also hath received you to the honour of God. For I say that Jesus was minister of the circumcision for the truth of God, to confirm the promises made unto the Fathers. But that the Gentiles are to glorify God for his mercy, as it is written: “ Therefore I will confess to thee, O Lord, among the Gentiles, and will sing to thy name." And again : he saith : « Rejoice, ye Gentiles, with his people.” And again : “ Praise the Lord, al ye Gentiles, and magnify him all ye people.” And again Isaiah saith : « There shall be a root of Jesse, and he that shall rise up to rule the Gentiles, in him the Gentiles shall hope.” Now the God of Hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope, and in the power of the Holy Ghost.

GRAD. Ps. xlix.-He shall come in his comeliness and beauty from Sion; God will come visibly. V. Gather to him his saints, who have observed his covenant more than sacrifice. Alleluia, Alleluia.

V. I rejoice at what V. Lætatus sum in his was cold me: we are to quæ dicta sunt mihi : in go up to the house of the domum Domini ibimus. Lord. Alleluia.

Alleluia. " GOSPEL. Matt. xi. 2. 10. — At that time When John had heard in prison the works of Christ, sending two of his disciples he said to him: Art thou he that art to come, or look we for aunther? And Jesus making answer, said to them: Go and relate to John what you have heard and seen

The blind see, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead rise again, the poor have the gospel preached to them And blessed is he that shall not be scandalized in me. And when they went their way, Jesus began to say to the multitude, concerning John: What went you out into the de sert to see? A reed shaken with the wind ? But what went you out to see ? A man cloathed in soft garments? Behold, they that are cloathed in soft garments are in the houses of kings. But what went you out to see? A prophet? Yea, I tell you, and more than a prophet. For this is he of whom it is written: “ Behold, I send my angel before thy face, who shall prepare thy way before thee.” Credo.

OFFERT. Thou wilt turn, O God, to us, and bring us to life, and thy people shall rejoice in thee. Shew us, O Lord, thy mercy, and grant us thy salvation.

SECRET. Be appeased, O Lord, we beseech thee, by our humble prayers and sacrifices; and altho' we can allege no deserts on our part, grant us thy protection. Thro'.

'For the II. and III. Secrets, see p. 52. COMM. Arise, O Jerusalem, and stand on high, and behold the joy that will come to thee from thy God.

P. COMM. Repleti.-Being filled, O Lord, with this spiritual food, we humbly beseech thee, to teach Als, by partaking of this mystery, to despise earthly things, and to love such as are heavenly. For the II. and III. Postcommunions, see p. 52, 53.


INTROIT. Philip iv. and Ps. lxxxiv. REJOICE in the Lord Audete in Domino

always; again, I e semper; iterum dico, say, rejoice. Let your gaudete : modestia vestra modesty be known to all nota sit omnibus hominimen: the Lord is nigh. bus: Dominus enim prope Be nothing solicitous: but est : nihil soliciti sitis: in every thing by prayer scd in omni oratione petiand supplication with tiones vestræ innotescant thanksgiving let your pe apud Deum. Ps. Benetitions be made linown to diristi, Domine, terram God. Ps. O Lord thou hast tuam, 'avertisti captivitar blest thy land; thou hast tem Jacob. V. Gloria. turned away the captivity of Jacob. V. Glory.

COLLECT. Aurem tuam.--Bend thine ear, O Lord, we beseech thee, to our prayers, and enlight en the darkness of our minds by the.grace of thy visitation. Who livest.

For the other Collects, see p. 50. EPISTLE. Philip, iv, 4. 7.-Brethren : Rejoice in the Lord always; again, I say, rejoice. Let your modesty be known to all men. The Lord is nigh. Be nothing solicitous : but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your petitions be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasseth all understanding, keep your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.

GRAD. Ps. lxxix. Lord, who sittest on the Cherubim, exert thy power, and come. V. Thou, who rulest Israel, hearken ; thou who leadest Joseph as a sheep. Alleluia, Alleluia.

V. Exert, O Lord, thy V. Excita, Domine, power, and come to save potentiam tuam, et veni : us. Alleluia.

ut salvos facias nos. Al

leluia. GOSPEL. John i. 19. 28.–At that time : The Jews sent from Jerusalem Priests and Levites to John, to ask him: Who art thou? And he confessed, and did not deny: and he confessed: I am not the Christ. And they asked him: What then? Art thou Elias ? And he said: I am not. Art thou a

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