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Full text of "The Anglican missal"

FROM-THE- LIBRARY OF 
TWN1TYCOLLEGETORDNTO 




Clje 

Anglican 



LONDON 

THE SOCIETY OF 
SS. PETER AND PAUL 

32 GEORGE STREET, 
HANOVER SQUARE, W. 




All 
rights 









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JANUARY. 


* 


A 


Kal 


I 


Circumcision, d. 2. 


29 


b 


iv 


2 


Oct. St. Stephen. 


28 


c 


iii 


3 


Oct. St. John, A.E. 


27 


d 


Prid. 


4 


Oct. Holy Innocents. 


26 


e 


Non. 




Vigil Epiph. sd. 


25 25 
24 
23 


f 

I 


viii 
vii 
vi 


I 


J6pfpban&. d. i, with Priv. Oct. 2. 
Of Oct. Epiph. sd. 
Of Oct. Epiph. sd. Com. St, 










Lucian, Pr. M. 


22 


b 


V 


9 


Of Oct. Epiph. sd. 


21 


c 


iv 


10 


Of Oct. Epiph. sd. 


20 


d 


iii 


ii 


Of Oct. Epiph. sd. 


2 


e 
f 


Prid. 
Idib. 


12 


Of Oct. Epiph. sd. 
Octave of Epiphany, gd. Com. 
St. Kentigern, B.C. 


17 


g 


xix 


M 


St. Hilary, B.C.D. d. Com. St. 
Felix, Pr.M. 


16 


A 


xviii 


15 


St. Paul, ist Hermit, C. d. 


15 


b 


xvii 


10 






c 


xvi 


17 


St. Anthony, Ab. d. 


13 


d 


XV 


18 


Cbair of St. peter at IRome, gd. 










Com. St. Prisca, V.M. 


12 


e 


xiv 


19 


St. Wulfstan, B.C. d. 


II 


f 


xiii 


20 


SS. Fabian, P. & Sebastian, MM. d. 


10 


g 


xii 


21 


St. Agnes, V.M. d. 


9 


A 


xi 


22 


SS. Vincent &Anastasius, MM. sd. 


8 


b 


X 


23 




7 


c 


ix 


24 


St. Timothy, B.M. d. 


6 
5 


d 

e 


viii 
vii 


3 


Conversion of St. Paul, Bp. gd. 

St. Polycarp, B.M. d. 


4 


f 


vi 


27 


St. John Chrysostom, B.C.D. d. 


3 


g 


V 


28 




2 


A 


iv 


29 


St Francis de Sales, B. C. D. d. 


I 


b 


iii 


30 


Charles I of England, K. M. d. 


* 


c 


Prid. 


31 





VI 



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Cycle 
of 
Epacts. 


t/3 




fl 


Month. 










FEBRUARY. 


29 


d 


Kal. 


i 


St. Ignatius, B.M. d. Com. St. 










Bridget, V. 


28 


e 


iv 


2 


purification of 3B.1D./I&. d. 2. 


27 


f 


iii 


3 


St. Blase, B.M. 


25 26 


g 


Prid. 


4 


St. Gilbert, C. 


25 24 
23 


A 
b 


Non. 
viii 


I 


St. Agatha, V.M. d. 
St. Titus, B.C. d. Com. St. 










Dorothy, V.M. 


22 


c 


vii 


7 




21 


d 


vi 


8 


St. John de Matha, C. d. 


20 


e 


V 


9 


St. Cyril, B. of Alexandria, C. D. d. 


*9 


f 


iv 


IO 


St. Scholastica, V. d. 


1 8 


g 


iii 


ii 


Distort of our XaDg Immaculate. 


17 


A 


Prid. 


12 


St. Benedict Biscop, Ab.C. 


16 


b 


Idib. 


13 




15 


c 


xvi 




St. Valentine, Pr.M. 




d 

e 


XV 

xiv 


i 




12 


f 


xiii 


17 


St. Finan, B.C. 


II 




xii 


18 


St Simeon, B.M. 


IO 




xi 


19 




9 


b 


X 


20 




8 


c 


ix 


21 




7 


d 


viii 


22 


Gbafr of St. peter at Bntiocb. 


6 


e 


vii 


23 


St Peter Damian, B.C.D. d. Com. 


5 


f 


vi 


24 


Vig. 

St. dfcattbias, 2lp. d. 2. 


4 
3 


I 


V 

iv 


26 


St. Ethelbert, K.C. d. 


2 


b 


iii 


27 




I 


c 


Prid. 


28 












In Leap Year February has 29 days, 
and the Feast of St. Matthias is cele 










brated on the 25th. 



KALENDAR 



Vll 



Cycle 
of 
Epacts. 


HJ 

wi 




S 
Q 


Month. 










MARCH. 


* 


d 


Kal. 


X 


St. 2>a\>10, 3B.G. gd. 


2O 


e 


vi 


2 


St. Chad, B.C. d. 


28 


f 


V 


3 


St. Aelred, Ab.C. 


27 





iv 


4 




26 


A 


iii 






25 25 


b 


Prid. 


g 




24 
23 


c 

d 


Non. 
viii 


7 
8 


St. Thomas Aquinas, C.D. d. Com. 
SS. Perpetua & Felicity, MM. 
St. John of God, C. d. Com. St. 










Felix, B.C. 


22 


e 


vii 


9 


St. Frances of Rome, Widow, d. 


21 


f 


vi 


10 




20 


g 


V 


ii 




19 


A 


iv 


12 


St. Gregory I, P. C.D. d. 


18 


b 


iii 


13 




17 


c 


Prid. 


14 




16 


d 


Idib. 


15 




15 


e 


xvii 


16 




14 
13 


f 
S 


xvi 

XV 


17 
18 


St. fratrfCfe, 3B.G. gd. 
St. Cyril, Bp. of Jerusalem, C.D. 
d. Com. bt. Edward, K.M. 


12 


A 


xiv 


19 


St. Sosepb, C., Spouse of our 










Xa>. d. i. 


XI 


b 


xiii 


20 


St. Cuthbert, B.C. d. 


10 


c 


xii 


21 


St. ffieneDict, Bb. gd. 




d 


xi 


22 






e 


X 


23 




7 


f 


ix 


24 




6 
5 


I 


viii 
vii 


It 


Bnnunctatfon of our 3Lao. d. i. 




b 


vi 


2 l 


St John of Damascus, C. D. d. 


3 


c 


V 


28 




2 


d 


iv 


29 




I 


e 


iii 


30 




* 


f 


Prid. 


31 












Friday after Passion Sunday. 










Seven Sorrows of our Xaog. 










gd. Com. Feria. 



Vlll 



KALENDAR 



Cycle 
of 
Epacts. 


HJ 

w 




A 


Month. 










APRIL. 


3 


1 


Kal. 
iv 


i 

2 


: .r.;-VV5'i5 <:' 'i 17" 


25 26 


b 
c 


iii 
Prid. 


3 
4 


St. Richard, B.C. d. 
St. Ambrose, B.C.D. d. 


25 24 


d 


Non. 


5 


- ', ".; f ' . '- r j? C 


23 


e 


viii 


6 


! '_' r : : 


22 


f 


vii 


7 


' 


21 


f"'- 


vi 


8 




2O 




V 


9 




J 9 


b 


iv 


10 




1 8 


c 


iii 


ii 


St. Leo the Great, P.C.D. d. 


17 


d 


Prid. 


12 




16 


e 


Idib. 


13 




15 


f 


xviii 


M 


St. Justin, M. d. 


14 


g 


xvii 


15 




13 


A 


xvi 


10 




12 


b 


XV 


17 




II 


c 


xiv 


18 




10 


d 


xiii 


19 


St. Alphege, B.M. d. 




c 


xii 


20 






f 


xi 


21 


St. Anselm, B.C.D. d. 


I 


I 


X 

ix 


22 
23 


St. <5eor0e fl&. d. i, with Com. Oct. 


5 


b 


viii 


24 


Of Oct. sd. 


4 


c 


vii 


25 


St. /IBarft, Bv. d. 2. 


3 


d 


vi 


26 


Of Oct. sd. 


2 


e 


V 


27 


St. Egbert, C. 


I 


f 


iv 


28 


St. Paul of the Cross, C. d. 


* * 


g 


iii 


29 


St. Peter, M. d. 


29 


A 


Prid. 


30 


Octave of St. George, M. gd. 
Com. St Catherine of Siena, V. 










Wednesday following 2nd Sunday 
after Easter, patronage Of St. 










3osepb, Spouse ot tbe JS.ID./IB, 










d. i, with Com. Oct. 


,:yi"* 








Wednesday following 3rd Sunday 
after Easter, ctavc Of St. 










$00epb. gd. 



KALENDAR 



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Cycle 
of 
Epacts. 


J 
c/5 




s 

Q 


Month. 










MAY. 


28 


b 


Kal. 


I 


SS. Ipbilfp Si James, Bpp. d. 2. 










Cow. St. Asaph, B.C. 


27 


c 


vi 


2 


St Athanasius, B.C.D. d. 


26 


d 


V 


3 


Invention of tbe Cross, d. 2. 


25 25 


e 


iv 


4 


St. Monica, Widow, d. 


24 


f 


iii 




St. Pius V, P. C. d. [gd. 


23 

22 

21 


I 

b 


Prid. 
Non. 
viii 


7 


St. Jobn before tbe Xatfn (Sate. 

St. John of Beverley, B.C. d. 

apparition of St. /fcicbael, 










Brcbanset. gd. 


20 


c 


vii 


9 




19 


d 


vi 


10 




18 


e 


v 


ii 


St. Erkenwald, B.C. d. 


17 


f 


iv 


12 




16 




iii 


13 




15 




Prid. 


M 


St. Boniface, M. 


Z 4 


b 


Idib. 


15 




13 


c 


xvii 


16 


St. Brendan, Ab. 


12 


d 


xvi 


17 




II 


e 


XV 


18 




IO 


f 


xiv 


19 


St. Dunstan, B.C. d. 


9 


f 


xiii 


20 


St. Bernadine of Siena, C. sd. 


8 


A 


xii 


21 




7 


b 


xi 


22 




6 


c 


X 


23 




5 


d 


ix 


24 






e 


viii 


25 


St. Gregory VII, P.C. d. Com. 
St. Aldhelm, B.C. 


3 


f 


vii 


26 


St. Augustine, B.C., Ap. of Eng 










land, d. 2. 


2 

I 


I 


vi 

V 


H 


The Venerable Bede, C. D. d. 


* 


b 


iv 


29 




29 


c 


iii 


3<> 


St. Joan of Arc, V. d. 


28 


d 


Prid. 


31 












Friday after the Octave of Corpus 

Christi. Gbe /iRost SacreD 










Ibeart of Jesus, d. i. 



KALENDAR 



Cycle 
of 
E pacts 


_J 

c/5 




B 
Q 


Month. 










JUNE. 


27 


e 


Kal. 


I 


St. Nicomede, M. 


25 26 


f 


iv 


2 




25 24 
23 


1 


iii 
Prid. 


3 
4 




22 


b 


Non. 




St. Boniface, B.M. d. 


21 


c 


viii 


6 




20 


d 


vii 


7 




19 


e 


vi 


8 


St. William, B.C. 


18 


f 


V 


9 


St. Columba, Ab. d. 


17 




iv 


10 




16 




iii 


ii 


St. Barnabas, Sp. gd. 


15 


b 


Prid. 


12 




14 


c 


Idib. 


J 3 


St. Antony of Padua, C. d. 


13 


d 


xviii 


14 


St. Basil the Great, B.C.D. d. 


12 


e 


xvii 


15 




II 


f 


xvi 


xi 




IO 


I 


XV 

xiv 


11 


St. Alban, M. gd. (or 22nd). 


8 


b 


xiii 


19 




7 


c 


xii 


20 


Translation of St. Edward, K. M. d. 


6 


d 


xi 


21 


St. Aloysius, C. d. 


5 


e 


X 


22 




4 


f 


ix 


23 


Vigil. 


3 


8 


viii 


24 


IRatfvitg of St. 5obn J8aptf0t. 
d. i, with Com. Oct. 


2 

I 


A 
b 


vii 
vi 


3 


Of Oct. sd. 
Of Oct. sd. 


* 


c 


V 


27 


Blessed John Fisher, Card. M. gd. 










Com. Oct. 


29 


d 


iv 


28 


Vigil. Com. Oct. 


28 


e 


iii 


29 


SS. peter d jpaul, Bpp. d. i, 

with Com. Oct. 


27 


f 


Prid. 


30 


Commemoration of St. Paul, Bp. 

gd. Com. Oct. Nativ. St. John. 



KALENDAR 



XI 



Cycle 
of 
Epacts. 


J 
cri 




S 
Q 


Month. 










JULY. 


26 


g 


Kal 


I 


Ebe flfcost precious Blood ot 










OUr Xorfc. d. 2. Com. Octave 


25 25 


A 


vi 


2 


Day of St. Jn. Bapt. 

IDisitation of tbe B.ID.M. d. 2. 


24 


b 


v 


3 


Of Oct. of App. sd. 


23 


c 


iv 


4 


St. Irenaeus, B.M. d. Com. Oct. of 










App. & Trans, of St. Martin, B.C. 


22 


d 


iii 


5 


Of Oct. of App. sd. 


21 


e 


Prid. 


6 


Octave of the Apostles Peter & 










Paul. gd. 


2O 


f 


Non. 


7 


Translation of St. Thomas of 










Canterbury, B.M. d. 


ii 


I 


viii 
vii 


8 
9 




17 


b 


vi 


10 




16 


c 


v 


ii 


Blessed Thomas More, M. gd. 


IS 


d 


iv 


12 




J 4 


e 


iii 


13 




J 3 


f 


Prid. 


*4 


St. Bonaventure, B.C.D. d. 


12 


g 


Idib. 


J 5 


St. Swithun, B.C. d. 


ii 


A 


xvii 


16 


ur IU&E of /Bbount Garmel, gd. 


10 


b 


xvi 


'7 


St. Kenelm, K.M. 


9 


c 


XV 


18 




8 


d 


xiv 


X 9 


St. Vincent de Paul, C. d. 


7 


e 


xiii 


20 


St. Margaret, V.M. d. 


6 


f 


xii 


21 




5 
4 


I 


xi 

X 


22 
23 


St. Mary Magdalene, Penitent, d. 
St. Apollinaris, B.M. d. 


3 


b 


ix 


24 


Vigil. 


2 
I 


c 

d 


viii 
vii 


. S 


St. Sames, Bp. d. 2. 
St. Bnne, /Bbotber of tbe JB. W./fo, 










d. 2. 


* 


e 


vi 


27 




29 


f 


v 


28 




28 


f 


iv 


.29 


St. Martha, V. sd. 


27 


A 


iii 


30 




25 26 


b 


Prid. 


31 


St. German, B.C. d. Com. St 










Ignatius, C. 



xii 



KALENDAR 



Cycle 
of 
Epacts 


c/i 




Q 


Month. 










AUGUST. 


25 24 


C 


Kal 


I 


St. ipetec'0 Cbafns. gd. 


23 


d 


iv 


2 




22 


e 


iii 


3 




21 


f 


Prid. 


4 


St. Dominic, gd. 


2O 


g 


Non. 






19 

18 


A 
b 


viii 
vii 


7 


aransffguratfonofoutXoro. d.2. 
Gbe flbost t>olB Bame of $esus. 










d. 2. 


*7 


c 


vi 


8 




16 


d 


v 


9 


St. Oswald, K.M. d. Com. Vigil. 


15 


e 


iv 


10 


St. 3Lawrcnce, /IB. d. 2, with 










Simple Oct. 


14 


f 


iii 


ii 




13 


g 


Prid. 


12 


St. Clare, V. d. 


12 


A 


Idib. 


*3 




II 


b 


xix 


14 


Vigil. 


10 


c 


xviii 


IS 


assumption of tbe JS.lD./fc. d. i, 










with Com. Oct. 


9 


d 


xvii 


16 


St. Joachim, C., Father of the 










B.V.M. d. 2. 


8 


e 


xvi 


17 


Of Oct. Assumpt. ad. Com. Oct. 










St. Lawrence. 


7 


f 


XV 


18 


Of Oct. Assumpt. sd. 


6 
5 


I 


xiv 
xiii 


19 

20 


Of Oct. Assumpt. sd. 
St. Bernard, Abbot & Doct. d. 










Com. Oct. Assumpt. 


4 


b 


xii 


21 


Of Oct. Assumpt. sd. 


3 


c 


xi 


22 


Octave of the Assumption, gd. 


2 


d 


X 


23 


Vigil. 


I 


e 


ix 


24 


St. JSartbolomew, Bp. d. 2. 


* 


f 


viii 


25 


St. Louis, K.C. sd. 


28 


I 


vii 
vi 


26 

27 




27 


b 


V 


28 


St. Augustine, B.C. D. d. 


26 


c 


iv > 


29 


JBebeaDina of St. 5obn baptist. 


25 25 


d 


iii 


30 


St. Rose of Lima, V. d. 


24 


e 


Prid. 




St. Aidan, B.C. d. 



KALENDAR 



Xlll 



Cycle 
of 
Epacts 


J 

wi 




P 


'Month. 






.,.. 




SEPTEMBER. 


23 


f 


Kal. 


i 


St. Giles, Abbot. 


22 


f 


iv 


2 




21 


A 


iii 


3 




20 


b 


Prid. 


4 


: ' ; r '* r- i 6": OS 


.19 


c 


Non. 


5 


, 


18 


d 


viii 


6 




17 


e 


vii 


7 


St. Evurtius, B.C. v 


16 


f 


vi 


8 


nativity of tbe 3B.lD.flb. d. 2, 










with Simple Oct. ^ .; 


15 


f 


v 


9 




14 


A 


' iv 


10 


*' , '". - ;* , , '' " 


JO 


b 


iii 


ii 




12 


c 


Prid. 


12 


dfcost Ibolg Hame of jflBar^. gd. 


II 


d 


Idib. 


*3 




10 


e 


xviii 


14 


Bjaltation of tbe Cross, gd. 


9 


f 


xvii 


15 


Seven Sorrows of tbe JB.lD.jflfe. 










d. 2. 


8 


g 


XVI 


16 


SS. Cornelius, P., & Cyprian, MM. 
sd. Com. St. Ninian, B.C. 


7 


A 


XV 


17 


Impression of the Holy Stigmata 
of St. Francis, C. d. Com. St. 










Lambert, B.M. 


6 


b 


xiv 


18 


x',r '; -'i.l.V' ,"' v : 


5 


c 


xiii 


19 


St. Theodore, B.C. d. 


4 


d 


xii 


20 


St. Eustace and his Companions, 










MM. Com. Vigil. 


3 


e 


xi 


21 


St. flRattbew, 2U6. d. 2. 


2 


f 


X 


22 




I 
'* 


I 


ix 
viii 


23 
2 4 


ur 3Laog of Hansom, gd. 


29 


b 


vii 






2 


c 


vi 


26 




27 


d 


y 


27 




25 26 


e 


iv 


28 




2524 
23 


f 
g 


iii 
Prid. 


29 
30 


St. fl&fcbael $ BH Bngels. d. i. 

St. Jerome, Pr. C. D. d. 



XIV 



KALENDAR 



Cycle 
of 
Epacts. 


t/5 




Q 


Month. 










OCTOBER. 


22 


A 


Kal. 


X 


St. Remigius, B.C. 


21 


b 


vi 


2 


Gbe d&ost Dolg <5uar>ian 










Bnaete. gd. 


2O 


c 


V 


3 


St. Thomas of Hereford, B.C. d. 


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St. Bridget (of Sweden), Widow. 










d. 


14 


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9 


SS. Denys, Bp., Rusticus, & 
Eleutherius, MM. sd. 


13 


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St. Paulinus, B.C. d. 


12 


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Vigil. 

SS. Simon $ 5ut>e, &pp. d. 2. 


24 


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IS 


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12 


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Machutus, B.C. 


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Margaret, Queen of Scotland. 


5 


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4 


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St. Clement I, P. M. d. 


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3 

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15 


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" English Hymnal" to use their versions of certain Propers and Hymns occurring in 
this Missal, 




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PREPARATION FOR MASS 



Antiphon. Remember not, 
*Lord, our offences, nor the 
offences of our forefathers : 
neither take thou vengeance 
of our sins. 

And this Antiphon is said 
in full upon double feasts: 
and in Eastertide is added 
Alleluia. 

Ps. 84. 
QUAM DILECTA. 

Ohow amiable are thy 
dwellings, * thou Lord 
of hosts ! 

My soul hath a desire 
and longing to enter into 
the courts of the Lord : 
* my heart and my flesh 
rejoice in the living God. 

Yea, the sparrow hath 
found her an house, and 
the swallow a nest where 
she may lay her young : 
even thy altars, Lord of 
hosts, my King and my 
God. 

Blessed are they that 
dwell in thy house ; * they 
will be alway praising thee 



Blessed is the man whose 
strength is in thee, * in 
whose heart are thy ways, 

Who going through the 
vale of misery use it for 
a well,* and the pools are 
filled with water: 

They will go from strength 
to strength ; * and unto the 
God of gods appeareth 
every one of them in Sion. 

Lord God of hosts, 
hear my prayer : * hearken, 
God of Jacob. 

Behold, God, our de 
fender : * and look upon 
the face of thine Anointed : 
For one day in thy courts 
is better than a thou 
sand. 

1 had rather be a door 
keeper in the house of my 
God, * than to dwell in the 
tents of ungodliness. 

For the Lord God is a 
light and defence ; * the 
Lord will give grace and 
worship, and no good thing 
shall he withhold from them 
that live a godly life. 



Preparation for Mass 



Lord God of hosts, * 


cerning me : * for he shall 


blessed is the man that 


speak peace unto his people, 


putteth his trust in thee. 


and to his saints, that they 


Glory be to the Father. 


turn not again. 




For his salvation is nigh 




them that fear him : * that 


Ps. 85. 


glory may dwell in our land. 


BENEDIXISTI, DOMINE. 

IT ord, thou art become 
1 v gracious unto thy 


Mercy and truth are met 
together : "' righteousness 
and peace have kissed each 
other. 


land: * thou hast turned 


Truth shall flourish out 


away the captivity of Jacob. 


of the earth : * and right 


Thou hast forgiven the 


eousness hath looked down 


offence of thy people ; * and 


from heaven. 


covered all their sins. 


Yea, the Lord shall shew 


Thou hast taken away all 


loving-kindness : * and our 


thy displeasure ; * and turn 


land shall give her increase. 


ed thyself from thy wrath 


Righteousness shall go 


ful indignation. 


before him : * and he shall 


Turn us then, God our 


direct his going in the way. 


Saviour ; * and let thine 


Glory be to the Father. 


anger cease from us. 




Wilt thou be displeased 




at us for ever ? * and wilt 


Ps. 86. 


thou stretch out thy wrath 




from one generation to 


INCLINA, DOMINE. 


another ? 
Wilt thou not turn again, 


Bow down thine ear, 
Lord, and hear me ; * 


and quicken us, * that thy 


[or I am poor, and in 


people may rejoice in thee ? 


misery. 


Shew us thy mercy, 


Preserve thou my soul, 


Lord ; * and grant us thy 


:or I am holy : * my God, 


salvation. 


save thy servant that putteth 


I will hearken what the 


lis trust in thee. 


Lord God will say con 


Be merciful unto me, 



Preparation for Mass 



Lord, * for I will call daily 
upon thee. 

Comfort the soul of thy 
servant, * for unto thee, 
Lord, do I lift up my soul. 

For thou, Lord, art good 
and gracious : * and of great 
mercy unto all them that 
call upon thee. 

Give ear, Lord, unto my 
prayer : * and ponder the 
voice of my humble desires. 

In the time of my trouble 
I will call upon thee : * for 
thou hearest me. 

Among the gods there is 
none like unto thee, Lord: 

* there is not one that can 
do as thou doest. 

All nations whom thou 
hast made shall come and 
worship thee, Lord, * 
and shall glorify thy Name. 

For thou art great and 
doest wondrous things : * 
thou art God alone. 

Teach me thy way, 
Lord, that I may walk in 
thy truth : * knit my heart 
unto thee, that I may fear 
thy Name. 

I will thank thee, Lord 
my God, with all my heart, 

* and will praise thy Name 
for evermore: 

For great is thy mercy 



XXI 

toward me : * and thou hast 
delivered my soul from the 
nethermost hell. 

God, the proud are 
risen against me, * and the 
congregations of naughty 
men have sought after my 
soul, and have not set thee 
before their eyes. 

But thou, Lord God, 
art full of compassion and 
mercy, * long - suffering, 
plenteous in goodness and 
truth. 

turn thee then unto 
me, and have mercy upon 
me, * give thy strength unto 
thy servant, and help the 
son of thine handmaid. 

Shew some token upon 
me for good, that they who 
hate me may see it, and be 
ashamed : * because thou, 
Lord, hast holpen me and 
comforted me. 

Glory be to the Father. 



Ps. 116, v. 10. 
CREDIDI. 

I believed, and therefore 
will I speak ; but I was 
sore troubled ; * I said in 
my haste : All men are liars. 
What reward shall I give 



XXII 



unto the Lord * for all the 
benefits that he hath done 
unto me? 

I will receive the cup ol 
salvation : * and call upon 
the Name of the Lord. 

I will pay my vows now 
in the presence of all his 
people : * right dear in the 
sight of the Lord is the 
death of his saints. 

Behold, Lord, how 
that I am thy servant, * I 
am thy servant, and the son 
of thine handmaid. Thou 
hast broken my bonds in 
sunder ; 

I will offer to thee the 
sacrifice of thanksgiving, 
and will call upon the Name 
of the Lord, 

I will pay my vows unto 
the Lord in the sight of all 
his people : * in the courts 
of the Lord's house, even 
in the midst of thee, 
Jerusalem. Praise the Lord. 

Glory be to the Father. 



Ps. 130. 
DE PROFUNDIS. 

Out of the deep have I 
called unto thee, 
Lord: * Lord, hear my voice. 



Preparation for Mass 



let thine ears consider 
well * the voice of my com 
plaint. 

If thou, Lord, wilt be 
extreme to mark what is 
done amiss : * Lord, who 
may abide it ? 

For there is mercy with 
thee : * therefore shalt thou 
be feared. 

1 look for the Lord ; my 
soul doth wait for him ; * 
in his word is my trust ; 

My soul fleeth unto the 
Lord * before the morning 
watch, I say, before the 
morning watch. 

O Israel, trust in the Lord, 
for with the Lord there is 
mercy, * and with him is 
plenteous redemption. 

And he shall redeem 
Israel * from all his 
sins. 

Glory be to the Father. 

Antiphon. Remember not, 
Lord, our offences, nor the 
offences of our forefathers : 
neither take thou vengeance 
of our sins. 

In Eastertide Alleluia is 
added. 

Then is said: 

Lord, have mercy upon 
us. 



Preparation for Mass 



XXlll 



Christ, have mercy upon 
us. 

Lord, have mercy upon 
us. 

Our Father. 

y. And lead us not into 
temptation. R/. But de 
liver us from evil. 

y . I said : Lord be mer 
ciful unto me. R/. Heal my 
soul, for I have sinned 
against thee. 

y. Turn thee again, 
Lord, at the last. R/. And 
be gracious unto thy ser 
vants. 

y. Let thy mercy, 
Lord, be shewed upon us. 
R/. As we do put our trust 
in thee. 

y. Let thy priests be 
clothed with righteousness. 
R/. And thy saints sing with 
joyfulness. 

y. Cleanse thou me, 
Lord, from my secret 
faults. R/. And keep thy 
servant from presumptuous 
sins. 

y . Lord, hear my prayer. 
R/. And let my cry come 
unto thee. 

y. The Lord be with 
you. R/. And with thy 
spirit. 



Let us pray. 

Most gracious God, we 
beseech thee merci 
fully to incline thine ear 
unto our prayers : that our 
hearts being enlightened by 
the grace of thy Holy Spirit, 
we may duly serve thee in 
these sacred mysteries and 
be found worthy to cleave 
steadfastly unto thy love. 

Almighty God, unto 
whom all hearts be open, 
all desires known, and from 
whom no secrets are hid : 
cleanse the thoughts of our 
hearts by the inspiration of 
thy Holy Spirit, that we 
may perfectly love thee, 
and worthily magnify thy 
holy Name. 

Grant, Lord, we pray 
thee, that the fire of thy 
Holy Spirit may in such 
wise cleanse our reins and 
our hearts : that we serving 
thee in pureness both of 
body and soul may be found 
an acceptable people in thy 
sight. 

We beseech thee, Lord, 
that the Comforter which 
proceedeth from thee may 
enlighten our minds : and 
lead us, as thy Son hath 
promised, into all truth* 



I 



xxiv Thanksgiving after Mass 



Assist us mercifully, 
Lord, with the might of 
thy Holy Spirit : that by the 
gracious operation of the 
same we may be purified 
inwardly from all our iniqui 
ties and continually de 
fended against all adversities 

God, who didst teach the 
hearts of thy faithful people, 
by the sending to them the 
light of thy Holy Spirit : 
grant us by the same Spirit 



to have a right judgment in 
all things, and evermore to 
rejoice in his holy comfort. 
Lord, we pray thee 
that the visitation of thy 
grace may in such wise 
cleanse our conscience from 
all sin : that thy Son, our 
Lord Jesus Christ, when he 
cometh unto us may find 
therein a mansion prepared 
for himself : Who liveth and 
reigneth. 



THANKSGIVING AFTER MASS 



Antiphon. Let us sing * 
the song of the three holy 
children, which they sang 
in the furnace of fire, bless 
ing the Lord. 

This Antiphon is doubled 
on Double Feasts ; and in 
Eastertide Alleluia is added. 



The Song of the Three 
Children 

BENEDICITE. 

Oall ye works of the 
Lord, bless ye the 
Lord : * praise him, and 
magnify him for ever. 



ye Angels of the Lord, 
bless ye the Lord : * ye 
heavens, bless ye the Lord. 

O ye waters that be above 
the firmament, bless ye the 
Lord : * all ye powers of 
the Lord, bless ye the Lord. 

ye sun and moon, bless 
ye the Lord : * ye stars 
of heaven, bless ye the Lord. 

ye showers and dew, 
bless ye the Lord : * ye 
winds of God, bless ye the 
Lord. 

ye fire and heat, bless 
ye the Lord : * ye winter 
and summer, bless ye the 
Lord. 



Thanksgiving after Mass 



ye dews and frosts, 
bless ye the Lord : * ye 
frost and cold, bless ye the 
Lord. 

O ye ice and snow, bless 
ye the Lord : * ye nights 
and days, bless ye the Lord. 

O ye light and darkness, 
bless ye the Lord : * ye 
lightnings and clouds, bless 
ye the Lord. 

let the earth bless the 
Lord : * yea, let it praise 
him, and magnify him for 
ever. 

O ye mountains and hills, 
bless ye the Lord:*0 all 
ye green things upon the 
earth, bless ye the Lord. 

ye wells, bless ye the 
Lord: * ye seas and floods, 
bless ye the Lord. 

ye whales, and all that 
move in the waters, bless 
ye the Lord : * all ye 
fowls of the air, bless ye 
the Lord. 

O all ye beasts and cattle, 
bless ye the Lord : * ye 
children of men, bless ye 
the Lord. 

let Israel bless the 
Lord : * praise him, and 
magnify him for ever. 

O ye priests of the Lord, 
bless ye the Lord : * O ye 



XXV 

servants of the Lord, bless 
ye the Lord. 

ye spirits and souls of 
the righteous, bless ye the 
Lord : * O ye holy and 
humble men of heart, bless 
ye the Lord. 

Ananias, Azarias, and 
Misael, bless ye the Lord : 
praise him, and magnify 
him for ever. 

Let us bless the Father 
and the Son and the Holy 
Ghost : * let us praise and 
magnify him for ever. 

Blessed art thou, O Lord, 
in the firmament of heaven: 
* and to be praised and 
glorified and exalted above 
all for ever. 



Ps. 150. 

LAUDATE DOMINUM. 

O praise God in his 
holiness: * praise him 
in the firmament of his 
power. 

Praise him in his noble 
acts: * praise him accord 
ing to his excellent great 
ness. 

Praise him in the sound 
of the trumpet : * praise him 
upon the lute and harp. 



xxvi Thanksgiving after Mass 



Praise him in the cymbals 
and dances : * praise him 
upon the strings and pipe. 

Praise him upon the well- 
tuned cymbals: * praise him 
upon the loud cymbals. 

Let every thing that hath 
breath * praise the Lord. 

Glory be to the Father. 

Antiphon. Let us sing 
the song of the three holy 
children, which they sang 
in the furnace of fire, bless 
ing the Lord. 

In Eastertide. Alleluia. 
Then shall the Priest say: 

Lord, have mercy upon 
us. Christ, have mercy 
upon us. Lord, have mercy 
upon us. Our Father. 
y. And lead us not into 
temptation, R/. But deliver 
us from evil. y. All thy 
works praise thee, Lord, 
R/. And thy saints give 
thanks unto thee. y. Let 
thy saints be joyful with 
glory, R/. Let them rejoice 
in their beds. y. Not unto 
us, Lord, not unto us, 
R/. But unto thy Name give 
the praise, y. Lord, hear 
my prayer, R/. And let my 



cry come unto thee. y. The 
Lord be with you, R/.And 
with thy spirit. 



O 



Let us pray. 

God, who for 
deliverance of 



the 
the 



three children didst assuage 
the flames of fire : merci 
fully grant that the fiery 
assaults of temptation may 
have no power upon us thy 
servants. 

Prevent us, Lord, in 
all our doings with thy 
most gracious favour, and 
further us with thy con 
tinual help : that in all our 
works begun, continued, 
and ended in thee we may 
glorify thy holy Name, and 
finally by thy mercy obtain 
everlasting life. 

Lord, who knowest us 
to be sore beset by reason 
of our sins : mercifully grant 
that, like as thou didst 
enable thy blessed servant 
Lawrence to overcome the 
fires of his torments, so we 
may by thy grace assuage 
the flames of our tempta 
tions. Through Christ our 
Lord. R/. Amen. 



PRAYERS 



TO BE SAID ACCORDING TO OPPORTUNITY. 



BEFORE MASS 



PRAYER OF ST. 
AMBROSE. 

OMOST loving Lord 
Jesu Christ, I a sin 
ner, trusting not in my own 
righteousness but in thy 
goodness and mercy, draw 
near to the table of thy 
most comfortable feast, in 
fear and trembling. My 
heart and body are defiled 
by many sins ; my mind 
and tongue have not been 
guarded from evil. There 
fore, God of love, awful 
in thy majesty, in the straits 
of my misery I fly unto 
thee, the fountain of all 
mercy, I hasten unto thee 
for healing, I flee to thy pro 
tection : and since I may 
not stand before thy judg 
ment, I yearn to have thee 
for my Saviour. In thy 
sight, Lord, I lay bare 
my bruises and uncover my 



shame. I know my sins to 
be many and grievous, and 
therefore I am afraid: I 
put my trust in thy mercies, 
for the sum of them cannot 
be numbered. Look upon 
me, therefore, Lord Jesu 
Christ, King eternal, God 
and man, crucified for man, 
with the eyes of thy mercy. 
Hearken unto me ; for I 
put my trust in thee : have 
mercy upon me, who am 
full of misery and sin, 
thou unfailing fountain of 
mercy. Hail, saving Vic 
tim, offered for me and all 
mankind upon the shameful 
Cross. Hail, noble and 
precious Blood, flowing from 
the wounds of Jesus Christ, 
my Lord, crucified for me, 
to wash away the sins of the 
whole world. Remember, 
Lord, thy creature, whom 
thou hast redeemed with thy 
Blood. I repent me of my 



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sins, I desire to amend 
what I have done amiss. I 
beseech thee, therefore, most 
merciful Father, take away 
from me all my sins and 
iniquities ; that being puri 
fied both in body and soul, 
I may worthily receive these 
most holy mysteries : and 
grant that as now in my 
unworthiness I purpose to 
be a partaker of thy Body 
and Blood, so I may thereby 
obtain remission of my sins, 
and full delivery from my 
guilt : that all evil thoughts 
may be banished from me, 
and all good affections be 
born again within me : that 
all such works as are pleas 
ing to thee may effectually 
be accomplished in me, to 
my protection both in body 
and soul against all the 
assaults of my enemies. 

PRAYER OF ST. 
THOMAS AQUINAS. 

A'JMIGHTY and ever 
lasting God, behold I 
draw near to the Sacrament 
of thy only-begotten Son, 
Jesus Christ our Lord. I 
draw near, sick to the 
Physician of life, foul to 



the fountain of mercy, blind 
to the light of eternal glory, 
poor and needy to the Lord 
of heaven and earth. I im 
plore thee, therefore, that 
of the abundance of thine 
infinite mercy thou wouldest 
vouchsafe to heal my sick 
ness, to wash my foulness, 
to enlighten my blindness, 
to enrich my poverty, to 
clothe my nakedness : that 
so I may receive him, who 
is the bread of Angels, King 
of kings and Lord of lords, 
with all the reverence and 
humility, all the contrition 
and devotion, all the purity 
and faith, and that due pur 
pose and intention that shall 
be profitable for the salva 
tion of my soul. Grant, I 
pray thee, that I may not 
only receive the Sacrament 
of the Body and Blood of 
the Lord, but also the effect 
and operation of the same. 
Most gracious God, grant 
that I may so receive the 
Body of thy only-begotten 
Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, 
taken by him of the Virgin 
Mary, that I may be made 
incorporate in his mystical 
Body and numbered among 
his members. Vouchsafe, 



Prayers 



XXIX 



O most loving Father, that 
like as I now do purpose in 
this my pilgrimage to receive 
beneath a veil thy well- 
beloved Son, so I may here 
after behold him face to face: 
Who liveth and reigneth 
with thee in the unity of the 
Holy Ghost, ever one God, 
world without end. Amen. 

PRAYER TO THE 
SAINT IN WHOSE 
HONOUR THE MASS 
^ IS SAID. 

BLESSED Saint N., 
behold I a miserable 



o 



sinner, trusting in thy merits, 
do offer now the most holy 
Sacrament of the Body and 
Blood of our Lord Jesus 
Christ in thy honour and 
glory. I pray thee humbly 
and devoutly, that thou 
wouldst vouchsafe this day 
to intercede for me, that I 
may be enabled worthily 
and acceptably to offer so 
great a sacrifice ; that with 
thee and all his elect I may 
praise him and reign with 
him to all eternity : Who 
liveth and reigneth for ever. 
Amen. 



AFTER MASS 



PRAYER OF ST. 
THOMAS AQUINAS. 

I GIVE thee thanks, 
Lord Holy, Father Al 
mighty, everlasting God, for 
that thou hast vouchsafed 
to feed me a sinner, through 
no merits of my own, but 
only by the infinite goodness 
of thy mercy, with the pre 
cious Body and Blood of thy 
Son, Jesus Christ our Lord ; 
and I pray thee that this holy 



Communion may not bring 
upon me guilt to increase 
my damnation, but may be 
an effectual intercession for 
my salvation. Let it be 
unto me the armour of faith 
and the shield of godly in 
tention. Let it be profitable 
for my deliverance from all 
manner of vices, the de 
struction of all concupis 
cence and wantonness that 
are in me, for the increase 
of charity and patience, of 



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Prayers 



holiness and obedience in 
me, and for my advance 
ment in all manner of vir 
tues : let it be my sure 
defence against all the as 
saults of my enemies seen 
and unseen ; let it be effec 
tual for the subduing of all 
sinful motions both of my 
flesh and of my spirit, that 
cleaving steadfastly unto 
thee the one true God, I 
may attain in the end unto 
perfect felicity. And I pray 
thee that thou wouldst 
vouchsafe to bring me, a 
sinner, unto the unspeakable 
joys of tha* Wvenly ban 
quet where mou, with thy 
Son and the Holy Ghost, 
dost bestow upon thy faith 
ful people true light and 
full contentment, everlasting 
joy, delight unfailing, and 
perfect felicity. Through 
the same Christ our Lord. 
Amen. 



PRAYER OF ST. 
BONAVENTURE. 



M 



OST dear Lord Jesu, 
pierce, I pray thee, 
the inmost bowels of my 
soul with the sweet and 
saving wound of thy love, 



with unfeigned and un 
troubled charity, the holi 
ness of thy Saints, that my 
soul may melt and languish 
with yearning after thee 
alone, that it may ever have 
a desire and longing to enter 
into thy courts, that it may 
seek to depart and to be 
with thee. Grant that my 
soul may hunger for thee, 
the bread of Angels, the re 
freshment of the souls of 
the Saints, our daily bread 
and spiritual food, contain 
ing in itself all sweet savours 
and all pleasant delights : 
for thee on whom the Angels 
desire to look may my heart 
hunger : may it feed on 
thee, that the bowels of my 
soul be filled with the 
savour of thy sweetness : 
may I ever thirst after thee 
the well of life, the well of 
wisdom and knowledge, the 
well of everlasting light, the 
river of pleasures, the plen- 
teousness of the house of 
God : may I ever pay my 
vows unto thee, seek thee 
and find thee, strive for 
thee and come to thee, 
think upon thee and speak 
of thee : may I in all things 
labour for the honour and 



Prayers 



XXXI 



glory of thy Name, with 
holiness and wisdom, with 
love and delight, with readi 
ness and devotion, with en 
durance unto the end. Be 
thou alone my hope, my 
trust, my riches, my glad 
ness, my delight, my joy, 
my rest and repose, my 
peace, my pleasure, my 
fragrance, my sweetness, 
my food, my comfort, my 
refuge, my help, my wis 
dom, my portion, my pos 
session, and my treasure, 
that my heart and soul being myself 
rooted and grounded in thee 
may nevermore be separated 
from thee. Amen. 



the same Christ our Saviour: 
and that continually coming 
to the same holy mystery 
I may thereby grow in grace 
unto the effectual attainment 
->f everlasting life. Amen. 



PRAYER TO THE 

SAINT IN WHOSE 

HONOUR THE MASS 

HAS BEEN SAID. 

O BLESSED Saint N. 
to whose honour I 
have this day offered the 
unbloody sacrifice of the 
Body and Blood of Christ : 
grant that, by thy powerful 
intercession before God, I 
may learn so to make use 
of this holy mystery that 
I may obtain the merits of 
the Passion and death of 




PRAYER 

BEFORE 

A CRUCIFIX. 



B 1 



EHOLD, O 
good and 

most merciful Jesu, I cast 
on my knees in 
thy presence, and with all 
fervency of .. gpipj^pray and 
beseech thee,-** that thou 
wouldst imprint on my 
heart a lively sense of faith, 
hope, and charity, true re 
pentance for my sins, and a 
steadfast purpose of amend 
ment: so do I ponder in 
my heart with love and 
sorrow and inwardly con 
template thy Five Wounds, 
having continually before 
my eyes that saying which 
thy Prophet David put 
already in thy mouth, O 
merciful Jesus : They 
pierced my hands and my 
feet: I may tell all my 
bones. (Ps.22.) 



A i 

THE PROPER MASSES OF 

THE SEASON 
FIRST SUNDAY IN ADVENT 

Station at St. Mary Major. 

INTROIT. Ad te levavi. Ps. 25. 

UNTO thee, O Lord, will I lift up my soul : my 
God, I have put my trust in thee, O let me not 
be confounded : neither let mine enemies triumph 
over me : for all they that hope in thee shall not 
be ashamed. Ps. ibid. Shew me thy ways, O 
Lord: and teach me thy paths. 

y. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and 
to the Holy Ghost. As it was in the beginning, is 
now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen. 

Which ended, Unto thee, O Lord, will I lift up is 
repeated as far as the Psalm. 

If And this manner of repeating the Introit is 
to be observed throughout the year. 

Tf ^f Glory be to God on high is not said from 
this Sunday until the Nativity of our Lord, save 
upon Feasts. 

Let us pray. COLLECT. 

A LMIGHTY God, give us grace that we may 
JL\ cast away the works of darkness, and put 
upon us the armour of light, now in the time of 
this mortal life in which thy Son Jesus Christ came 
to visit us in great humility: that in the last day, 
when he shall come again in his glorious majesty 
to judge both the quick and the dead, we may rise 
to the life immortal. Through the same Jesus 
Christ thy Son our Lord : Who liveth and reigneth 
with thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one 
God, world without end. R/. Amen. 



f 



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Tf This Collect is to be repeated every day, 
with the other Collects in Advent, until Christmas 
Eve, and after it the Collect of St. Mary the Virgin 
as below. But if Commemoration is to be made of 
any Feast that may occur, after the Collect of the day 
is said in the second place the Collect of 'the Saint, 
and in the third place that of St. Mary the Virgin, 
or the above if it has not been said. 

t Of St. Mary. COLLECT. 

OGOD, who didst vouchsafe that thy Word 
should be made flesh in the womb of the 
Blessed Virgin Mary at the message of an Angel: 
grant to us thy humble servants that we, believing 
her to be indeed the Mother of God, may by her 
intercession find favour in thy sight. If it be said 
in the last place, it is ended as followeth : Through 
the same Jesus Christ thy Son, our Lord: Who 
liveth and reigneth with thee in the unity of the 
Holy Ghost, ever one God: world without end. 
JR/. Amen. 

COLLECT 3. For Church, or Chief Bishop. 

Tf On week-days in Advent, when Mass is 
said of a semi-double Feast, the second Collect is of 
Advent, and the third of St. Mary. But if Mass be 
said of a double Feast, after the Collect of the Feast 
is said that of Advent only. Of simple Feasts 
occurring in Advent a Commemoration only is made. 

The Lesson from the EPISTLE of blessed Paul 
the Apostle to the Romans. Rom. 13. 8. 

BRETHREN: Owe no man any thing, but to 
love one another: for he that loveth another 
hath fulfilled the law. For this: Thou shalt not 



First Sunday in Advent A 3 

commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt 
not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Thou 
shalt not covet : and if there be any other command 
ment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, 
namely : Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. 
Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore 
love is the fulfilling of the law. And that, knowing 
the time, that now it is high time to awake out of 
sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when 
we believed. The night is far spent, the day is at 
hand: let us therefore cast off the works of dark 
ness, and let us put on the armour of light. Let us 
walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and 
drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, 
not in strife and envying. But put ye on the Lord 
Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, 
to fulfil the lusts thereof. 

GRADUAL. Ps. 25. For all they that look for 
thee shall not be ashamed, O Lord. y. Make 
known to me thy ways, O Lord: and teach me thy 
paths. 

Alleluia, alleluia. ^. Ps. 85. Shew us thy mercy, 
Lord : and grant us thy salvation. Alleluia. 

Tf On the Ferias of Advent, when the Mass of 
Sunday is said again in the week, Alleluia is not 
said, nor the verse following, but the Gradual only. 

>%4 The Continuation of the HOLY GOSPEL 
according to Matthew. St. Matt. 21. i. 

T that time: When they drew nigh unto Jeru- 
salem, and were come to Bethphage, unto 
the mount of Olives: then sent Jesus two disciples, 
saying unto them: Go into the village over against 
you, and straightway ye shall find an ass tied, and 
a colt with her: loose them, and bring them unto 



A 4 First Sunday in Advent 

me. And if any man say ought unto you, ye shall 
say : The Lord hath need of them ; and straightway 
he will send them. All this was done, that it might 
be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, 
saying : Tell ye the daughter of Sion : Behold, thy 
King cometh unto thee, meek, and sitting upon an 
ass, and a colt the foal of an ass. And the disciples 
went, and did as Jesus commanded them, and 
brought the ass, and the colt, and put on them 
their clothes, and they set him thereon. And a 
very great multitude spread their garments in the 
way; others cut down branches from the trees, 
and strawed them in the way. And the multitudes 
that went before, and that followed, cried, saying: 
Hosanna to the son of David: Blessed is he that 
cometh in the name of the Lord; Hosanna in the 
highest. And when he was come into Jerusalem, 
all the city was moved, saying : Who is this ? And 
the multitude said: This is Jesus the prophet of 
Nazareth of Galilee. And Jesus went into the 
temple of God, and cast out all them that sold and 
bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of 
the moneychangers, and the seats of them that 
sold doves, and said unto them: It is written: My 
house shall be called the house of prayer; but ye 
have made it a den of thieves. The Creed is said. 

OFFERTORY. Ps. 25. Unto thee, Lord, will 
I lift up my soul : my God, I have put my trust in 
thee, O let me not be confounded: neither let mine 
enemies triumph over me: for all they that hope 
in thee shall not be ashamed. 

SECRET. 

'RANT, we beseech thee, O Lord, that the 
effectual power of these thy holy mysteries 



First Sunday in Advent A 5 

may in such wise cleanse us from all our iniquities 
that we may in all purity attain unto him who is 
the author of the same, even Jesus Christ, thy Son, 
our Lord: Who liveth. 

Of St. Mary. SECRET. 

WE beseech thee, Lord, stablish in our 
hearts the mysteries of thy true religion: 
that, as we do believe thy Son, conceived of a 
Virgin, to be very God and very Man, so by the 
power of his resurrection we may be found worthy 
to attain to everlasting felicity. Through the 
same. 

SECRET 3. For Church, or Chief Bishop. 

COMMUNION. Ps. 85. The Lord shall shew 
loving-kindness: and our land shall give her in 
crease. 

POSTCOMMUNION. 

SSIST us, O Lord, we pray thee, so to wait for 
thy loving-kindness in the midst of thy 
temple: that we may with all worthy reverence 
prevent the coming festival of our redemption. 
Through. 

Of St. Mary. POSTCOMMUNION. 

WE beseech thee, Lord, pour thy grace into 
our hearts: that as we have known the 
incarnation of thy Son Jesus Christ by the message 
of an Angel ; so by his cross and passion we may 
be brought to the glory of his resurrection. 
Through the same. 

POSTCOMMUNION 3. For Church, or Chief 
Bishop. 



A 6 Second Sunday in Advent 

Then is said, Let us bless the Lord, which shall 
always be done, when Glory be to God on high is 
not appointed to be said. 

1f Within the week, if Mass be said of the Feria, 
the Mass of the preceding Sunday is said again, un 
less a proper mass is appointed. 

If But whenever in Advent, Lent, Embertide, 
on Vigils or Rogation days, Mass is said of a double 
Feast, or of a semi-double occurring, a Com 
memoration only is made of the Feria. And for 
Commemoration of the Ferias of Advent, the Collect 
of the first Sunday is said, unless it be Embertide, 
for which a proper Collect is appointed. 

SECOND SUNDAY IN ADVENT 

Station at St. Cross in Jerusalem. 

INTROIT. Populus Sion. Isa. 30. 

O PEOPLE of Sion, behold, the Lord is nigh at 
hand to redeem the nations: and in the 
gladness of your heart the Lord shall cause his 
glorious voice to be heard. Ps. So. Hear, thou 
Shepherd of Israel: thou that leadest Joseph like a 
sheep, y. Glory be. 

Glory be to God on high is not said. 

COLLECT. 

BLESSED LORD, who hast caused all holy 
Scriptures to be written for our learning: 
grant that we may in such wise hear them, read, 
mark, learn, and inwardly digest them ; that, by 
patience and comfort of thy holy Word, we may 
embrace and ever hold fast the blessed hope of 
everlasting life, which thou hast given us in our 
Saviour Jesus Christ: Who liveth and reigneth. 
COLLECT 2 of Advent; 3 of St. Mary. 



Second Sunday in Advent A 7 

The Lesson from the EPISTLE of blessed Paul 
the Apostle to the Romans. Rom. 15. 4. 

BRETHREN: Whatsoever things were written 
aforetime were written for our learning : that 
we through patience and comfort of the scriptures 
might have hope. Now the God of patience and 
consolation grant you to be likeminded one towards 
another according to Christ Jesus : that ye may 
with one mind and one mouth glorify God, even the 
Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. Wherefore re 
ceive ye one, another, as Christ also received us to 
the glory of God. Now I say that Jesus Christ was 
a minister of the circumcision for the truth of God, 
to confirm the promises made unto the fathers: 
and that the Gentiles might glorify God for his 
mercy ; as it is written : For this cause I will con 
fess to thee among the Gentiles, and sing unto thy 
Name. And again he saith: Rejoice, ye Gentiles, 
with his people. And again : Praise the Lord, all ye 
Gentiles : and laud him, all ye people. And again : 
Esaias saith: There shall be a root of Jesse, and he 
that shall rise to reign over the Gentiles; in him 
shall the Gentiles trust. Now the God of hope fill 
you with all joy and peace in believing: that ye may 
abound in hope, through the power of the Holy 
Ghost. 

GRADUAL. Ps. 50. Out of Sion hath God 
appeared: in perfect beauty, y. Gather my saints 
together unto me : those that have made a covenant 
with me with sacrifice. 

Alleluia, alleluia, y. Ps. 122. I was glad when 
they said unto me : we will go into the house of 
the Lord. Alleluia. 



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^ The Continuation of the HOLY GOSPEL 
according to Luke. St. Luke 21. 25. 

AT that time: Jesus said unto his disciples: 
There shall be signs in the sun, and in the 
moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth dis 
tress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the 
waves roaring; men's hearts failing them for fear, 
and for looking after those things which are coming 
on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be 
shaken. And then shall they see the Son of man 
coming in a cloud with power and great glory. 
And when these things begin to come to pass, then 
look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemp 
tion draweth nigh. And he spake to them a 
parable: Behold the fig tree, and all the trees; 
when they now shoot forth, ye see and know of 
your own selves that summer is now nigh at hand. 
So likewise ye, when ye see these things come to 
pass, know ye that the kingdom of God is nigh at 
hand. Verily I say unto you : This generation shall 
not pass away, till all be fulfilled. Heaven and 
earth shall pass away : but my words shall not pass 
away. 

The Creed is said. 

OFFERTORY. Ps. 85. Wilt thou not turn 
again, God, and quicken us, that thy people may 
rejoice in thee: shew us thy mercy, O Lord, and 
grant us thy salvation. 

SECRET. 

WE beseech thee, O Lord, mercifully to accept 
the prayers and oblations of us thy humble 
servants: that we, who can do nothing of our- 



Third Sunday in Advent A 9 

selves to help ourselves, may be defended by the 
succour of thy grace. Through. 

SECRET 2 of Advent-, 3 of St. Mary. 

COMMUNION. Baruch 4 and 5. Arise, O 
Jerusalem, and stand on high, and behold the joy 
that cometh unto thee from thy God. 

POSTCOMMUNION. 

OLORD, who hast vouchsafed to satisfy us 
with heavenly sustenance: we humbly be 
seech thee, that we, whom thou hast made par 
takers of thy holy mysteries, may learn therein to 
despise all things earthly, and to cleave steadfastly 
unto all things heavenly. Through. 

POSTCOMMUNION 2 of Advent; 3 of St. Mary. 

THIRD SUNDAY IN ADVENT 

Station at St. Peter's. 

INTROIT. Gaudete. Phil. 4. 

REJOICE in the Lord alway: and again I say, 
Rejoice : let your moderation be known unto 
all men: the Lord is at hand. Be careful for 
nothing: but in every thing, by prayer and suppli 
cation, with thanksgiving, let your requests be 
made known unto God. Ps. 85. Lord, thou art 
become gracious unto thy land : thou hast turned 
away the captivity of Jacob, y. Glory be. 
Glory be to God on high is not said. 

COLLECT. 

OLORD JESU CHRIST, who at thy first 
coming didst send thy messenger to prepare 
thy way before thee: grant that the ministers and 
stewards of thy mysteries may likewise so prepare 
and make ready thy way, by turning the hearts of 
the disobedient to the wisdom of the just, that at 



A 10 Third Sunday in Advent 

thy second coming to judge the world we may be 
found an acceptable people in thy sight: Who 
livest and reignest. 

COLLECT 2 of Advent; 3 of St. Mary. 

The Lesson from the former EPISTLE of blessed 
Paul the Apostle to the Corinthians, i Cor. 4. i. 

BRETHREN : Let a man so account of us, as 
of the ministers of Christ, and stewards of 
the mysteries of God. Moreover it is required in 
stewards, that a man be found faithful. But with 
me it is a very small thing that I should be judged 
of you, or of man's judgment: yea, I judge not 
mine own self. For I know nothing by myself; 
yet am I not hereby justified: but he that judgeth 
me is the Lord. Therefore judge nothing before 
the time, until the Lord come, who both will bring 
to light the hidden things of darkness, and will 
make manifest the counsels of the hearts: and 
then shall every man have praise of God. 

GRADUAL. Ps. So. Shew thyself, Lord, 
thou that sittest upon the Cherubims, stir up thy 
strength and come. ^. Hear, O thou Shepherd of 
Israel: thou that leadest Joseph like a sheep. 

Alleluia, alleluia. J.. Stir up thy strength, O 
Lord: and come and help us. Alleluia. 

^ The Continuation of the HOLY GOSPEL 
according to Matthew. St. Matt. n. 2. 

A* that time: When John had heard in the 
prison the works of Christ, he sent two of his 
disciples, and said unto him: Art thou he that 
should come, or do we look for another ? Jesus 
answered and said unto them: Go and shew John 
again those things which ye do hear and see : the 



Third Sunday in Advent A n 

blind receive their sight, and the lame walk, the 
lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead are 
raised up, and the poor have the gospel preached 
to them: and blessed is he, whosoever shall not 
be offended in me. And as they departed, Jesus 
began to say unto the multitudes concerning John: 
What went ye out into the wilderness to see ? a 
reed shaken with the wind ? But what went ye 
out for to see ? a man clothed in soft raiment ? 
behold, they that wear soft clothing are in kings' 
houses. But what went ye out for to see ? a 
prophet ? yea, I say unto you, and more than a 
prophet. For this is he, of whom it is written: 
Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, 
which shall prepare thy way before thee. Creed. 

OFFERTORY. Ps. 85. Lord, thou art become 
gracious unto thy land : thou hast turned away the 
captivity of Jacob: thou hast forgiven the offence 
of thy people. 

SECRET. 

ANT, we beseech thee, O Lord, that the 
continual oblation of this our bounden duty 
and service : may evermore avail for the fulfilment 
of the institution of thine ordinance and for the 
accomplishment in us of the wondrous work of thy 
salvation. Through. 

SECRET 2 of Advent ; 3 of St. Mary. 

COMMUNION. Isa. 35. Say to them that are 
of a fearful heart : Be strong, fear not : behold your 
God will come and save you. 



H 



POSTCOMMUNION. 

AVE mercy upon us, Lord, we beseech 
thee: and grant that the heavenly assist- 



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ance of thy holy mysteries may so cleanse us from 
all our iniquities that we may be made ready 
worthily to keep thy coming festival. Through. 

POSTCOMMUNION 2 of Advent ; 3 of St. Mary. 
EMBER-WEDNESDAY IN ADVENT 

Station at St. Mary Major. 

INTROIT. Rorate coeli. Isa. 45. 

DROP down, ye heavens, from above, and let 
the skies pour down righteousness: let the 
earth open, and bring forth a Saviour. Ps. 19. 
The heavens declare the glory of God: and the 
firmament sheweth his handy-work, y. Glory be. 
After Kyrie eleison is said forthwith : Let us 
pray. Let us bow the knee. R/. Arise. 

COLLECT. 

RANT, we beseech thee, Almighty God : that 
the coming festival of our redemption may 
obtain for us the comfort of thy succour in this life, 
and in the life to come the reward of eternal felicity. 
Through. 

The Lesson from Isaiah the Prophet. Isa. 2. 2. 

IN those days: Isaiah the Prophet spake, saying: 
It shall come to pass in the last days, that the 
mountain of the Lord's house shall be established in 
the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above 
the hills; and all nations shall flow unto it. And 
many people shall go and say : Come ye, and let lis go 
up to the mountain of the Lord, to the house of the 
God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, 
and we will walk in his paths : for out of Zion shall 
go forth the law, and the word of the Lord from 



Ember-Wednesday in Advent A 13 

Jerusalem. And he shall judge among the nations, 
and shall rebuke many people : and they shall beat 
their swords into plowshares, and their spears into 
pruninghooks. Nation shall not lift up sword 
against nation : neither shall they learn war any 
more. O house of Jacob, come ye, and let us walk 
in the light of the Lord our God. 

GRADUAL. Ps. 24. Lift up your heads, ye 
gates: and be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors: and 
the King of glory shall come in. y. Who shall 
ascend into the hill of the Lord ? or who shall rise 
up in his holy place ? Even he that hath clean hands 
and a pure heart. 

Here is said : The Lord be with you, without Let 
us bow the knee. 

COLLECT. 

RISE, O Lord, we pray thee : and delay not to 
bestow upon us the succour of thy heavenly 
might: that they which put their trust and confi 
dence in thy mercy may be succoured by the com 
fort of thy coming: Who livest and reignest. 

COLLECT 2 of Advent ; 3 of St. Mary. 

The Lesson for the EPISTLE from Isaiah the 
Prophet. Isa. 7. 10. 

IN those days: The Lord spake unto Ahafc, say 
ing : Ask thee a sign of the Lord thy God ; ask 
it either in the depth, or in the height above. But 
Ahaz said : I will not ask, neither will I tempt the 
Lord. And he said : Hear ye now, O house of David : 
Is it a small thing for you to weary men, but will ye 
weary my God also ? Therefore the Lord himself 
shall give you a sign. Behold, a virgin shall con 
ceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name 



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Emmanuel. Butter and honey shall he eat, that he 
may know to refuse the evil, and choose the good. 

GRADUAL. Ps. 145. The Lord is nigh unto 
all them that call upon him: yea, all such as call 
upon him faithfully, y. My mouth shall speak 
the praise of the Lord: and let all flesh give thanks 
unto his holy Name. 

^ The Continuation of the HOLY GOSPEL 
according to Luke. St. Luke i. 26. 

A' that time: The Angel Gabriel was sent 
from God unto a city of Galilee, named 
Nazareth, to a Virgin espoused to a man whose 
name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the 
Virgin's name was Mary. And the Angel came in 
unto her, and said: Hail, thou that art highly 
favoured, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou 
among women. And when she saw him, she was 
troubled at his saying, and cast in her mind what 
manner of salutation this should be. And the Angel 
said unto her : Fear not, Mary, for thou hast found 
favour with God. And, behold, thou shalt conceive 
in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call 
his name JESUS. He shall be great, and shall be 
called the Son of the Highest; and the Lord God 
shall give unto him the throne of his father David. 
And he shall reign over the house of Jacob for 
ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end. 
Then said Mary unto the Angel : How shall this be, 
seeing I know not a man ? And the Angel answered 
and said unto her : The Holy Ghost shall come upon 
thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow 
thee. Therefore also that holy thing which shall be 
born of thee shall be called the Son of God. And, 
behold, thy cousin Elisabeth, she hath also con- 



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ceived a son in her old age: and this is the sixth 
month with her, who was called barren : for with 
God nothing shall be impossible. And Mary said: 
Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me 
according to thy word. 

OFFERTORY. Isa. 35. Be strong, and fear 
not: behold, your God will come with vengeance; 
even God with a recompense: he will come and 
save you. 

SECRET. 

WE beseech thee, O Lord, that this our fast 
may be acceptable in thy sight: that we, 
being cleansed and made worthy of thy grace may 
obtain the promise of everlasting life which thou 
hast given us in thy Son, our Saviour Jesus Christ : 
Who liveth. 

SECRET 2 of Advent ; 3 of St. Mary. 

COMMUNION. Isa. 7. Behold, a Virgin shall 
conceive and bear a son: and his Name shall be 
called Emmanuel. 

POSTCOMMUNION. 

OLORD, who hast vouchsafed to bestow upon 
us the healing gifts of thy bounty : grant, we 
beseech thee, that, like as we do rejoice in the 
partaking of the same, so they may inwardly be 
profitable to the renewing of our souls. Through. 
POSTCOMMUNION 2 of Advent; 3 of St. Mary. 

EMBER-FRIDAY IN ADVENT 

Station, at the Church of the Twelve Apostles. 

INTROIT. Prope es tu. Ps. 119. 
E thou nigh at hand, O Lord, for all thy com 
mandments are true : as concerning thy testi- 



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monies, I have known long since, that thou hast 
grounded them for ever. Ps. ibid. Blessed are 
those that are undefiled in the way: and walk in 
the law of the Lord. J. Glory be. 

COLLECT. 

STIR up, we beseech thee, O Lord, thy power, 
and come among us: that we, who put our 
trust and confidence in thy mercy, may speedily be 
delivered from all our adversities. Who livest and 
reignest. 

COLLECT 2 of Advent ; 3 of St. Mary. 
The Lesson for the EPISTLE from Isaiah the 
Prophet. Isa. n. i. 

THUS saith the Lord God: There shall come 
forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a 
Branch shall grow out of his roots. And the spirit 
of the Lord shall rest upon him: the spirit of wisdom 
and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, 
the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the Lord ; 
and shall make him of quick understanding in the 
fear of the Lord. And he shall not judge after the 
sight of his eyes : neither reprove after the hearing 
of his ears: but with righteousness shall he judge 
the poor, and reprove with equity for the meek of 
the earth: and he shall smite the earth with the 
rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips 
shall he slay the wicked. And righteousness shall 
be the girdle of his loins, and faithfulness the 
girdle of his reins. 

GRADUAL. Ps. 85. Shew us thy mercy, O 
Lord: and grant us thy salvation, y. O Lord, 
thou art become gracious unto thy land: thou 
hast turned away the captivity of Jacob. 



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^ The Continuation of the HOLY GOSPEL 
according to Luke. St. Luke x. 39. 

T that time: Mary arose and went into the 
hill country with haste, into a city of Juda; 
and entered into the house of Zacharias, and 
saluted Elisabeth. And it came to pass, that, 
when Elisabeth heard the salutation of Mary, the 
babe leaped in her womb : and Elisabeth was filled 
with the Holy Ghost, and she spake out with a 
loud voice, and said: Blessed art thou among 
women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb. And 
whence is this to me, that the Mother of my Lord 
should come to me ? For, lo, as soon as the voice 
of thy salutation sounded in mine ears, the babe 
leaped in my womb for joy. And blessed is she 
that believed: for there shall be a performance of 
those things which were told her from the Lord. 
And Mary said: My soul doth magnify the Lord: 
and my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour. 

OFFERTORY. Ps. 85. Wilt thou not turn 
again and quicken us, O God, that thy people may 
rejoice in thee: shew us thy mercy, O Lord, and 
grant us thy salvation. 

SECRET. 

WE beseech thee, O Lord, graciously to accept 
these our prayers and oblations : that we, 
being cleansed by these heavenly mysteries, may 
obtain of thy great mercy the fulfilment of all 
our desires. Through. 

SECRET 2 of Advent ; 3 of St. Mary. 
COMMUNION. Zech. 14. Behold the Lord shall 
come, and all his saints with him: and in that 
day there shall be a great light. 



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POSTCOMMUNION. 
O Lord, that this holy Sacrament 



which we have received may in such wise 
deliver us from the sins of our former nature : that 
we may be worthy to enter into the fellowship of 
thy saving mysteries. Through. 

POSTCOMMUNION 2 of Advent ; 3 of St. Mary. 
EMBER-SATURDAY IN ADVENT 

Station at St. Peters. 

INTROIT. Veni et ostende. Ps. 80. 

COME and shew us the light of thy countenance, 
O Lord, thou that sittest upon the Cherubims : 
and we shall be whole. Ps. ibid. Hear, O thou 
Shepherd of Israel : thou that leadest Joseph like 
a sheep. J. Glory be. 

After Kyrie eleison is said : Let us pray. Let us 
bow the knee. R/. Arise. 

COLLECT. 

OGOD, who seest us to be sore afflicted by 
reason of the frailty of our mortal nature: 
grant, we beseech thee, that we may be relieved by 
thy gracious visitation : Who livest. 

The Lesson from Isaiah the Prophet. Isa. 19. 20. 

IN those days: They shall cry unto the Lord 
because of the oppressors, and he shall send 
them a saviour, and a great one, and he shall 
deliver them. And the Lord shall be known to 
Egypt, and the Egyptians shall know the Lord in 
that day, and shall do sacrifice and oblation; yea, 
they shall vow a vow unto the Lord, and perform 



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it. And the Lord shall smite Egypt: he shall 
smite and heal it: and they shall return even to the 
Lord, and he shall be intreated of them, and shall 
heal them, even the Lord our God. 

GRADUAL. Ps. 19. He goeth forth from the 
uttermost part of the heaven : and runneth about 
unto the end of it again, y. The heavens declare 
the glory of God : and the firmament sheweth his 
handy-work. 

Let us pray. Let us bow the knee. R/. Arise. 

COLLECT. 

GRANT, we beseech thee, Almighty God: that 
we, who as at this time await the birth of 
thy only-begotten Son, may thereby be delivered 
from the bondage of the sins which aforetime we 
have committed : Through the same. 

The Lesson from Isaiah the Prophet. Isa. 35. i. 

THUS saith the Lord: The wilderness and the 
solitary place shall be glad for them, and 
the desert shall rejoice, and blossom as the rose. 
It shall blossom abundantly, and rejoice even with 
joy and singing: the glory of Lebanon shall be 
given unto it, the excellency of Carmel and Sharon, 
they shall see the glory of the Lord, and the excel 
lency of our God. Strengthen ye the weak hands, 
and confirm the feeble knees. Say to them that are 
of a fearful heart : Be strong, fear not : behold, your 
God will come with vengeance: even God with a 
recompence, he will come and save you. Then the 
eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of 
the deaf shall be unstopped. Then shall the lame 
man leap as an hart, and the tongue of the dumb 



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sing: for in the wilderness shall waters break out, 
and streams in the desert. And the parched ground 
shall become a pool, and the thirsty land springs of 
water; saith the Lord Almighty. 

GRADUAL* Ps. 19. In heaven hath he seta 
tabernacle for the sun: which cometh forth as a 
bridegroom out of his chamber, y. He goeth 
forth as from the uttermost part of the heaven : and 
runneth about unto the end of it again. 

Let us pray. Let us bow the knee. R/. Arise. 

COLLECT. 

OLORD, we pray thee, that we thine unworthy 
servants, who now bewail the guilt of our mis 
doings : may be gladdened by the coming of thy only- 
begotten Son: Who liveth and reigneth with thee. 

The Lesson from Isaiah the Prophet. Isa. 40. 9. 

THUS saith the Lord: Sion, that bringest 
good tidings, get thee up into the high 
mountain ; O Jerusalem, that bringest good 
tidings, lift up thy voice with strength; lift it up, 
be not afraid. Say unto the cities of Judah : Behold 
your God! Behold, the Lord God will come with 
strong hand, and his arm shall rule for him : behold, 
his reward is with him, and his work before him. 
He shall feed his flock like a shepherd: he shall 
gather the lambs with his arm, and carry them in 
his bosom, he the Lord our God. 

GRADUAL. Ps. So. Turn us again, Lord 
God of hosts: shew the light of thy countenance 
and we shall be whole : y . Stir up thy strength, 
Lord, and come and help us. 

Let us pray. Let us bow the knee. R/. Arise. 



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COLLECT. 

GRANT, we beseech thee, Almighty God : that 
the coming festival of thy Son may avail for 
the healing of our souls in this present life, and 
obtain for us in that which is to come the rewards 
of eternal felicity. Through the same. 

The Lesson from Isaiah the Prophet. Isa. 45. I. 

THUS saith the Lord to his anointed, to Cyrus, 
whose right hand I have holden, to subdue 
nations before him; and I will loose the loins of 
kings, to open before him the two leaved gates; 
and the gates shall not be shut. I will go before 
thee, and make the crooked places straight: I will 
break in pieces the gates of brass, and cut in sunder 
the bars of iron. And I will give thee the treasures 
of darkness, and hidden riches of secret places, 
that thou mayest know that I, the Lord, which call 
thee by thy name, am the God of Israel. For Jacob 
my servant's sake, and Israel mine elect, I have 
even called thee by thy name: I have surnamed 
thee, though thou hast not known me. I am the 
Lord, and there is none else : there is no God beside 
me: I girded thee, though thou hast not known 
me: that they may know from the rising of the 
sun, and from the west, that there is none beside 
me. I am the Lord, and there is none else. I form 
the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and 
create evil: I the Lord do all these things. Drop 
down, ye heavens, from above, and let the skies 
pour down righteousness: let the earth open, and 
let them bring forth Salvation, and let righteous 
ness spring up together; I the Lord have created 
it. 

GRADUAL. Ps. 80. Stir up thy strength, 



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Lord, and come and help us. y. Hear, O thou 
Shepherd of Israel; thou that leadest Joseph like a 
sheep : shew thyself thou that sittest upon the Cher 
ub ims, before Ephraim, Benjamin and Manasses. 

Let us pray. Let us bow the knee. R/. Arise. 

COLLECT. 

OLORD, we beseech thee, favourably to hear 
the prayers of thy people : that we, who are 
justly punished for our offences, may be comforted 
by the visitation of thy mercy. Through. 

The Lesson from the Song of the Three Children. 
Song of the Three Children, v. 26. 

IN those days: The Angel of the Lord came 
down into the oven together with Azarias and 
his fellows : and smote the flame of the fire out of 
the oven, and made the midst of the furnace as it 
had been a moist whistling wind. And the flame 
streamed forth above the furnace forty and nine 
cubits : and it passed through, and burned those 
Chaldeans it found about the furnace. And the fire 
touched the three not at all ; neither hurt, nor 
troubled them. Then they, as out of one mouth, 
praised, glorified, and blessed God in the furnace, 
saying: 

Here Thanks be to God is not said. 

HYMN. Ibid. 

BLESSED art thou, O Lord God of our fathers. 
And to be praised and magnified above all 
for ever. 

And blessed is thy glorious and holy Name. And 
to be praised and magnified above all for ever. 



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Blessed art thou in the temple of thy holy glory. 
And to be praised and magnified above all for 
ever. 

Blessed art thou on the glorious throne of thy king 
dom. And to be praised and magnified above all 
for ever. 

Blessed art thou in the sceptre of thy Godhead. 
And to be praised and magnified above all for ever. 

Blessed art thou that beholdest the depths, and 
sittest upon the Cherubims. And to be praised and 
magnified above all for ever. 

Blessed art thou that walkest on the wings of the 
winds, and on the waves of the sea. And to be 
praised and magnified above all for ever. 

Let all thine Angels and Saints bless thee. And 
praise thee and magnify thee above all for ever. 

Let the heavens, the earth, the sea, and all that in 
them is, bless thee. And praise thee and magnify 
thee above all for ever. 

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the 
Holy Ghost. And worthy to be praised and mag 
nified above all for ever. 

As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall 
be : world without end. Amen. And worthy to 
be praised and magnified above all for ever. 

Blessed art thou, O Lord God of our fathers. And 
worthy to be praised and magnified above all for 
ever. 

Here is said : The Lord be with you, without 
Let us bow the knee. 



o 



COLLECT. 

GOD, who for the deliverance of the three 
children didst assuage the flames of fire: 



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mercifully grant that the fiery assaults of tempta 
tion may have no power upon us thy servants. 
Through. 

COLLECT 2 of Advent ; 3 of St. Mary. 

The Lesson from the latter EPISTLE of blessed 
Paul the Apostle to the Thessalonians. 2 Thess. 2. i. 

"ORETHREN : We beseech you, by the coming 
X3 of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering 
together unto him : that ye be not soon shaken in 
mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by 
word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of 
Christ is at hand. Let no man deceive you by any 
means: for that day shall not come, except there 
come a falling away first, and that man of sin be 
revealed, the son of perdition ; who opposeth and 
exalteth himself above all that is called God, or 
that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in 
the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God. 
Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, 
I told you these things ? And now ye know what 
withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time. 
For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: 
only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken 
out of the way. And then shall that Wicked be re 
vealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the 
spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the 
brightness of his coming. 

TRACT. Ps. 80. Hear, Othou Shepherd of Israel: 
thou that leadest Joseph like a sheep, y. Shew 
thyself, thou that sittest upon the Cherubims, before 
Ephraim, Benjamin, and Manasses. y. Stir up 
thy strength, Lord : and come and help us. 



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>J< The Continuation of the HOLY GOSPEL 
according to Luke. St. Luke 3* i. 

IN the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius 
Caesar, Pontius Pilate being governor of 
Judaea, and Herod being tetrarch of Galilee, and 
his brother Philip tetrarch of Ituraea and of the 
region of Trachonitis, and Lysanias the tetrarch of 
Abilene, Annas and Caiaphas being the high priests : 
the word of God came unto John the son of 
Zacharias in the wilderness. And he came into all 
the country about Jordan, preaching the baptism of 
repentance for the remission of sins; as it is 
written in the book of the words of Esaias the 
prophet, saying: The voice of one crying in the 
wilderness : Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make 
his paths straight. Every valley shall be filled, and 
every mountain and hill shall be brought low ; and 
the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough 
ways shall be made smooth; and all flesh shall 
see the salvation of God. 

OFFERTORY. Zech. 9. Rejoice greatly, O 
daughter of Sion, shout, O daughter of Jerusalem: 
behold, thy King cometh unto thee, he is just, and 
having salvation. 

SECRET. 

WE beseech thee, O Lord, mercifully to have 
respect unto these our oblations: that the 
same may be profitable unto us for our increase in 
all godliness, and for the attainment of everlasting 
salvation. Through. 

SECRET 2 of Advent ; 3 of St. Mary. 

COMMUNION. Ps. 19. He rejoiceth as a giant 
to run his course: he goeth forth from the utter- 



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most part of the heaven, and runneth about unto 
the end of it again. 

POSTCOMMUNION. 

GRANT, we beseech thee, Lord our God: 
that these holy mysteries which thou hast 
given unto us for the assurance of our salvation, 
may both in this life and in that which is to come 
be profitable unto us for the healing of our souls. 
Through. 

POSTCOMMUNION 2 of Advent; 3 of St. Mary. 



FOURTH SUNDAY IN ADVENT 

Station at the Church of the Twelve Apostles. 

INTROIT. Eorate coeli. Isa. 45. 

DROP down, ye heavens, from above, and let 
the skies pour down righteousness : let the 
earth open and bring forth a Saviour. Ps. 19. 
The heavens declare the glory of God : and the 
firmament sheweth his handy-work, y. Glory be. 



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COLLECT. 

LORD, raise up, we pray thee, thy power, 
and come among us: and with great might 
succour us; that whereas, through our sins and 
wickedness, we are sore let and hindered in running 
the race that is set before us, thy bountiful grace 
and mercy may speedily help and deliver us: 
through the satisfaction of thy Son our Lord Jesus 
Christ: Who liveth. 

COLLECT 2 of Advent ; 3 of St. Mary. 



Fourth Sunday in Advent A 27 

The Lesson from the EPISTLE of blessed Paul 
the Apostle to the Philippians. Phil. 4. 4. 

T)RETHREN: Rejoice in the Lord alway, and 
J3 again I say: Rejoice. Let your moderation 
be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand. Be 
careful for nothing: but in everything, by prayer 
and supplication with thanksgiving, let your re 
quests be made known unto God. And the peace 
of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep 
your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus our 
Lord. 

GRADUAL. Ps. 145. The Lord is nigh unto all 
them that call upon him : yea, all such as call upon 
him faithfully, y. My mouth shall speak the 
praise of the Lord: and let all flesh give thanks 
unto his holy Name. 

Alleluia, alleluia, y. Come, O Lord, and tarry 
not: forgive the misdeeds of thy people. Alleluia. 

>J< The Continuation of the HOLY GOSPEL 
according to John. St. John i. 19. 

AT that time the Jews sent priests and Levites 
from Jerusalem to John to ask him: Who 
art thou ? And he confessed, and denied not ; but 
confessed, I am not the Christ. 

And they asked him, What then ? Art thou 
Elias ? And he saith: I am not. Art thou that 
prophet ? And he answered: No. Then said they 
unto him : Who art thou ? that we may give an 
answer to them that sent us. What sayest thou of 
thyself ? He said: I am the voice of one crying in 
the wilderness : Make straight the way of the Lord, 
as said the prophet Esaias. And they which were 
sent were of the Pharisees. And they asked him, 



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and said unto him: Why baptizest thou then, if 
thou be not that Christ, nor Elias, neither that 
prophet ? John answered them, saying: I baptize 
with water: but there standeth one among you, 
whom ye know not ; He it is, who coming after me 
is preferred before me, whose shoe's latchet I am 
not worthy to unloose. These things were done 
in Bethabara beyond Jordan, where John was 
baptizing. The Creed is said. 

OFFERTORY. St. Luke i. Hail Mary, full of 
grace : the Lord is with thee : blessed art thou 
among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb. 

SECRET. 

WE beseech thee, O Lord, mercifully to have 
respect unto these our oblations: that the 
same may be profitable unto us for our increase in 
all godliness, and for the attainment of everlasting 
salvation. Through. 

SECRET 2 of Advent ; 3 of St. Mary. 

COMMUNION. Isa. 7. Behold, a Virgin shall 
conceive and bear a Son: and his Name shall be 
called Emmanuel. 

POSTCOMMUNION. 

OLORD, who hast here vouchsafed unto us to 
be partakers of thy bounty: grant, we be 
seech thee, that we may so continue to draw near 
unto the same, that growing more and more in 
grace, we may attain in the end to everlasting 
life. Through. 

POSTCOMMUNION 2 of Advent ; 3 of St. Mary. 



The Vigil of the Nativity A 29 

December 24th. 

VIGIL OF THE NATIVITY OF OUR 
LORD. 

Station at St. Mary Major. 

\ If the Vigil of the Nativity fall on a Sunday, the 
Mass of the Vigil shall be said, with commemoration 
of the Sunday : but the Gospel of the Sunday shall 
not be read at the ending of the Mass. 

INTROIT. Hodie scietis. Exod. 16. 

TO-DAY shall ye know that the Lord will come 
and deliver you : and in the morning ye 
shall see the glory of the Lord. Ps. 23. The 
earth is the Lord's and all that therein is: the 
compass of the world and they that dwell therein. 
y. Glory be. 

COLLECT. 

OGOD, who makest us glad with the yearly 
expectation of the birth of thy only Son 
Jesus Christ: grant that as we joyfully receive 
him for our Redeemer, so we may with sure con 
fidence behold him when he shall come to be our 
judge. Who liveth and reigneth with thee. 

And no other Collect shall be said, except the Vigil 
fall on a Sunday. 

The Lesson from the EPISTLE of blessed Paul 
the Apostle to the Romans. Rom. i. i. 

PAUL, a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an 
Apostle, separated unto the gospel of God, 
which he had promised afore by his prophets in the 



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holy scriptures, concerning his Son Jesus Christ 
our Lord, which was made of the seed of David 
according to the flesh ; and declared to be the Son 
of God with power, according to the spirit of holi 
ness, by the resurrection from the dead: by whom 
we have received grace and apostleship, for obedi 
ence to the faith among all nations, for his name: 
among whom are ye also the called of Jesus 
Christ our Lord. 

GRADUAL. Exod. 16. To-day shall ye know 
that the Lord will come and save you: and in the 
morning ye shall see the glory of the Lord. y. 
Ps. So. Hear, O thou Shepherd of Israel : thou that 
leadest Joseph like a sheep. Shew thyself, thou 
that sittest upon the Cherubims, before Ephraim, 
Benjamin, and Manasses. 

Alleluia and the verse following shall not be said, 
except the Vigil fall on a Sunday. 

Alleluia, alleluia, f. To-morrow the iniquity 
of the earth shall be done away: and the Saviour 
of the world shall reign over us. Alleluia. 

>J< The Continuation of the HOLY GOSPEL 
according to Matthew. St. Matt. I. 18. 

WHEN as Mary the mother of Jesus was 
espoused to Joseph, before they came 
together she was found with child of the Holy 
Ghost. Then Joseph her husband, being a just 
man, and not willing to make her a publick example, 
was minded to put her away privily. But while 
he thought on these things, behold, the Angel of 
the Lord appeared unto him in a dream, saying: 
Joseph thou son of David, fear not to take unto 
thee Mary thy wife : for that which is conceived in 



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her is of the Holy Ghost. And she shall bring forth 
a Son: and thou shalt call his Name JESUS: for 
he shall save his people from their sins. 

If it be a Sunday, the Creed is said. 

OFFERTORY. Ps. 24. Lift up your heads, O 
ye gates, and be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors: and 
the King of glory shall come in. 

SECRET. 

/^<RANT, we beseech thee, Almighty God: that 
VT like as we do now prevent the glorious 
nativity of thy Son, so we may obtain with gladness 
his reward of everlasting life. Who liveth and 
reigneth with thee. 

The common Preface shall be said, except the Vigil 
fall on a Sunday, when the Preface of the most Holy 
Trinity shall be said. 

COMMUNION. Is. 40. The glory of the Lord 
shall be revealed : and all flesh shall see the salva 
tion of our God. 

POSTCOMMUNION. 

OLORD, we' beseech thee: that like as thy 
only-begotten Son hath in this heavenly 
mystery given himself to be our meat and drink; 
so as at this time we may be inwardly renewed 
by the remembrance of his birth. Through the 
same. 

^f The Priest, since on the Nativity of our Lord 
he celebrates three Masses, shall not take the Ablu 
tions at the first and second Mass, but at the third 
only : and at the first and second he shall wash his 
fingers in some clean vessel, as explained in the 
rubric for All Souls' Day. 



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December 25th. 
THE NATIVITY OF OUR LORD, 

COMMONLY CALLED 

CHRISTMAS DAY 

AT THE FIRST MASS OF MIDNIGHT 

Station at St. Mary Major; at the Crib. 

INTROIT. Dominus dixit. Ps. 2. 

THE Lord said unto me: Thou art my Son, 
this day have I begotten thee. Ps. ibid. 
Why do the heathen so furiously rage together: 
and why do the people imagine a vain thing ? 
y. Glory be. 

COLLECT. 

OGOD, who hast enlightened this most holy 
night with the beams of thy one true light : 
grant, we beseech thee, that we, who have known 
the mystery of his light on earth, may also attain 
to the fruition of his joys in heaven. Who liveth 
and reigneth with thee. 

The Lesson from the EPISTLE of blessed Paul 
the Apostle to Titus. Titus 2. 3. 

DEARLY beloved: The grace of God that 
bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, 
teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly 
lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, 
in this present world, looking for that blessed hope, 
and the glorious appearing of the great God and 
our Saviour Jesus Christ: who gave himself for us: 
that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and 
purify unto himself a peculiar people zealous of 



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good works. These things speak and exhort: in 
Christ Jesus our Lord. 

GRADUAL. Ps. no. In the day of thy power 
shall the people offer thee free-will offerings with 
an holy worship: the dew of thy birth is of the 
womb of the morning, y. The Lord said unto 
my Lord: Sit thou on my right hand until I make 
thine enemies thy footstool. 

Alleluia, alleluia, y. Ps. 2. The Lord said unto 
me: Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten 
thee. Alleluia. 

^ The Continuation of the HOLY GOSPEL 
according to Luke. St. Luke 2. i. 

AT that time: There went out a decree from 
jL\ Caesar Augustus that all the world should 
be taxed. And this taxing was first made when 
Cyrenius was governour of Syria : and all went to 
be taxed, every one into his own city. And Joseph 
also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth 
into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called 
Bethlehem; because he was of the house and 
lineage of David; to be taxed with Mary his 
espoused wife, being great with child. And so it 
was, that, while they were there, the days were 
accomplished that she should be delivered. And 
she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped 
him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger ; 
because there was no room for them in the inn. 
And there were in the same country shepherds 
abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock 
by night. And, lo, the Angel of the Lord came upon 
them : and the glory of the Lord shone round about 
them: and they were sore afraid. And the Angel 
said unto*them: Fear not: for, behold, I bring you 



The Nativity of our Lord A 35 

good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all 
people: for unto you is born this day in the city 
of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. And 
this shall be a sign unto you: Ye shall find the 
babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a 
manger. And suddenly there was with the Angel 
a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, 
and saying: Glory to God in the highest, and on 
earth peace, good will toward men. Creed. 

OFFERTORY. Ps. 96. Let the heavens rejoice 
and let the earth be glad before the Lord: for he 
is come. 

SECRET. 

GRANT, O Lord, we pray thee, that the offerings, 
which on this day's festival we present unto 
thee, may be acceptable in thy sight: that by thy 
bounteous goodness vouchsafed unto us in this 
holy Communion, we may be found in the likeness 
of him in whom our substance is united unto thee : 
And who liveth. 

PREFACE OF THE NATIVITY. Because thou 
didst give. And this Preface shall be said daily 
until the Epiphany, except upon the Octave day of 
Saint John the Evangelist. 

WITHIN THE ACTION shaU be said That 
most holy night. And the same shall be said daily 
for the seven days following : but at this Mass only 
shall the priest say night, and thereafter day. 

COMMUNION. Ps. no. With an holy worship : 
the dew of thy birth is of the womb of the 
morning. 



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POSTCOMMUNION. 

ANT, we beseech thee, O Lord our God, 
that we who in a mystery have drawn near 
with gladness unto the birth of Jesus Christ our 
Lord : may so walk in godliness of life, that we may 
be found worthy to attain unto his fellowship in 
heaven. Who liveth and reigneth with thee. 

If Before the Masses following the Priest shall say 
the Confession, and at the end of each he shall bless 
the people, and read the Gospel of Saint John, In 
the beginning was the Word, as hereafter set forth. 

But after the third Mass, instead of the Gospel 
aforesaid, shall be read the Gospel of the Epiphany, 
When Jesus was born. 

If For solemn Votives within Oct., Mass as on 
Dec. 30. 

AT THE SECOND MASS AT DAYBREAK 

Station at St. Anastasia's. 

INTROIT. Luxfulgebit. Is. 9. 

E*HT shall shine to-day upon us: for unto 
us the Lord is born: and his Name shall be 
called Wonderful, Mighty God, the Prince of peace, 
Father of the world to come: of whose kingdom 
there shall be no end. Ps. 93. The Lord is King 
and hath put on glorious apparel: the Lord hath 
put on his apparel and girded himself with strength. 
/. Glory be. 

COLLECT. 

/^ RANT, we beseech thee, Almighty God : that, 
VJT as thou hast poured forth upon us the new 
light of thine incarnate Word ; so he, who doth 
illuminate our hearts by faith, may likewise in all 



The Nativity of our Lord A 37 

our works shew forth his brightness. Through the 
same. 

Of St. Anastasia. COLLECT. 

GRANT, we beseech thee, Almighty God : that 
we, who now devoutly keep the feast of the 
blessed Martyr Saint Anastasia, may by her effectual 
intercession find favour in thy sight. Through. 

The Lesson from the EPISTLE of blessed Paul 
the Apostle to Titus. Titus 3. 4. 

DEARLY beloved : The kindness and love of 
God our Saviour toward man hath appeared: 
not by works of righteousness which we have done, 
but according to his mercy he saved us, by the 
washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy 
Ghost, which he shed on us abundantly through 
Jesus Christ our Saviour: that being justified by 
his grace, we should be made heirs according to 
the hope of eternal life: in Christ Jesus our Lord. 

GRADUAL. Ps. 118. Blessed is he that cometh 
in the Name of the Lord: God is the Lord, who 
hath shewed us light, y. This is the Lord's doing: 
and it is marvellous in our eyes. 

Alleluia, alleluia. 

y. Ps. 93. The Lord is King, and hath put on 
glorious apparel : the Lord hath put on his apparel, 
and girded himself with strength. Alleluia. 

*%4 The Continuation of the HOLY GOSPEL 
according to Luke. St. Luke 2. 15. 

AT that time: The shepherds said one to 
J[\. another: Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, 
and see this thing which is come to pass, which 
the Lord hath made known unto us. And they 
came with haste: and found Mary and Joseph, 



A 38 The Nativity of our Lord 

and the babe lying in a manger. And when they 
had seen it, they made known abroad the saying 
which was told them concerning this child. And 
all they that heard it wondered at those things 
which were told them by the shepherds. But 
Mary kept all these things, and pondered them in 
her heart. And the shepherds returned, glorifying 
and praising God for all the things that they had 
heard and seen, as it was told unto them. Creed. 
OFFERTORY. Ps. 93. God hath made the 
round world so sure, that it cannot be moved: 
ever since the world began hath thy seat, O God, 
been prepared: thou art from everlasting. 

SECRET. 

WE pray thee, O Lord, that these our oblations 
may be worthy of the mysteries which we 
celebrate on the Birth of thy Son, and may ever 
more shed forth thy peace within our hearts : that, 
even as he who was born in the substance of our 
manhood did shew forth therein the glory of the 
Godhead, so we, in these thy earthly creatures, may 
be made partakers of that which is heavenly. 
Through the same. 

Of St. Anastasia. SECRET. 

WE beseech thee, O Lord, graciously to accept 
our oblations: that by the merits and 
intercession of thy blessed Martyr, Saint Anastasia, 
they may be profitable to the advancement of our 
salvation. 

PREFACE and CANON as in the former Mass. 

COMMUNION. Zech. 9. Rejoice greatly, 
daughter of Zion, shout, O daughter of Jerusalem : 
behold, thy king cometh unto thee, he is just, and 
having salvation. 



The Nativity of our Lord A 39 

POSTCOMMUNION. 

OLORD, who by thy wondrous Birth hast put 
off from us the old nature of our manhood: 
grant, we beseech thee, that by this new Sacrament 
of thy Nativity we may ever be inwardly renewed 
in our souls. Who liveth and reigneth with thee. 

Of St. Anastasia. POSTCOMMUNION. 

OLORD, who hast vouchsafed to feed us thy 
household with thy heavenly gifts : merci 
fully grant, that we, who celebrate the feast of thy 
blessed Martyr Anastasia, may at all times be com 
forted by her intercession. Through. 

AT THE THIRD MASS 
ON THE DAY OF THE NATIVITY OF OUR LORD 

Station at St. Mary Major. 

INTROIT. Puer natus est. Is. 9. 

UNTO us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given : 
and the government shall be upon his shoulder : 
and his Name shall be called, Angel of mighty 
counsel. Ps. 98. O sing unto the Lord a new 
song: for he hath done marvellous things, y. 
Glory be. 

COLLECT. 

ALMIGHTY GOD, who hast given us thy only- 
*L\. begotten son to take our nature upon him, 
and as at this time -to be born of a pure Virgin: 
grant that we, being regenerate, and made thy 
children by adoption and grace, may daily be re 
newed by thy Holy Spirit. Through the same . . . 
in the unity of the same. 



A 40 The Nativity of our Lord 

The Lesson from the EPISTLE of blessed Paul 
the Apostle to the Hebrews. Heb. i. i. 

GOD, who at sundry times and in divers manners 
spake in time past unto the fathers by the 
prophets : hath in these last days spoken unto us by 
his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, 
by whom also he made the worlds : who being the 
brightness of his glory, and the express image of 
his person, and upholding all things by the word of 
his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, 
sat down on the right hand of the majesty on high ; 
being made so much better than the Angels, -as he 
hath by inheritance obtained a more excellent 
name than they. For unto which of the Angels 
said he at any time: Thou art my Son, this day 
have I begotten thee ? And again : I will be to 
him a Father, and he shall be to me a Son ? And 
again, when he bringeth in the first-begotten into 
the world, he saith: And let all the Angels of God 
worship him. And of the Angels he saith: Who 
maketh his Angels spirits, and his ministers a flame 
of fire. But unto the Son he saith : Thy throne, O 
God, is for ever and ever ; a sceptre of righteousness 
is the sceptre of thy kingdom: thou hast loved 
righteousness, and hated iniquity: therefore God, 
even thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of 
gladness above thy fellows. And: Thou, Lord, in 
the beginning hast laid the foundation of the earth ; 
and the heavens are the works of thine hands : they 
shall perish, but thou remainest : and they all shall 
wax old as doth a garment : and as a vesture shalt 
thou fold them up, and they shall be changed ; but 
thou art the same, and thy years shall not fail. 

GRADUAL. Ps. 98. All the ends of the world 
have seen the salvation of our God: O be joyful 



The Nativity of our Lord A 41 

in God, all ye lands, y. The Lord hath declared 
his salvation: in the sight of the heathen his 
righteousness hath he openly shewed. 

Alleluia, alleluia, J. A hallowed day hath 
dawned upon us : come, all ye nations, and worship 
the Lord: for on this day a great light hath de 
scended upon the earth. Alleluia. 

^ The Beginning of the HOLY GOSPEL accord 
ing to John. St. John i. i. 

IN the beginning was the Word, and the Word 
was with God, and the Word was God. The 
same was in the beginning with God. All things 
were made by him ; and without him was not any 
thing made that was made. In him was life, and 
the life was the light of men. And the light shineth 
in darkness, and the darkness comprehended it 
not. There was a man sent from God, whose name 
was John. The same came for a witness, to bear 
witness of the light, that all men through him 
might believe. He was not that light, but was 
sent to bear witness of that light. That was the 
true light, which lighteth every man that cometh 
into the world. He was in the world, and the 
world was made by him, and the world knew him 
not. He came unto his own, and his own received 
him not. But as many as received him, to them 
gave he power to become the sons of God, even 
to them that believe on his Name: which were 
born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, 
nor of the will of man, but of God. (Here 
genuflect.) And the Word was made flesh, and 
dwelt among us, and we beheld his glory, the 
glory as of the only-begotten of the Father, full of 
grace and truth. The Creed is said. 



A 42 St. Stephen, the First Martyr 

OFFERTORY. Ps. 89. The heavens are thine, 
the earth also is thine: thou hast laid the founda 
tion of the round world, and all that therein is: 
righteousness and equity are the habitation of 
thy seat. 

SECRET. 

WE beseech thee, O Lord, that by this new 
birth of thy only -begotten Son thou 
wouldest vouchsafe to sanctify these our oblations : 
and to cleanse us from the defilement of all our 
iniquities. Through the same. 

PREFACE and CANON as in the former Masses. 
COMMUNION. Ps. 98. All the ends of the 
world have seen the salvation of our God. 

POSTCOMMUNION. 

GRANT, we beseech thee, Almighty God: that 
like as thy Son, born this day the Saviour of 
the world, hath been made the author of our 
heavenly birth ; so he may bestow upon us the gift 
of everlasting life. Who liveth and reigneth with 
thee. 

December 26th. 
ST. STEPHEN, THE FIRST MARTYR 

Station at St. Stephen's on the Coelian Hill. 

INTROIT. Sederunt principes. Ps. 119. 

T3RINCES, moreover, did sit, and did witness 
JL falsely against me: and the ungodly pressed 
sore upon me: O Lord, my God, stand up to help 
me, for thy servant is occupied continually in thy 
commandments. Ps. ibid. Blessed are those that 
are undefiled in the way: and walk in the law of 
the Lord. y. Glory be. 



St. Stephen, the First Martyr A 43 

COLLECT. 

RANT, O Lord, that, in all our sufferings here 
V_T upon earth for the testimony of thy truth, 
we may steadfastly look up to heaven, and by faith 
behold the glory that shall be revealed: and being 
filled with the Holy Ghost may learn to love and 
bless our persecutors by the example of thy first 
Martyr Saint Stephen, who prayed for his murderers 
to thee, O blessed Jesus, who standest at the right 
hand of God to succour all those that suffer for 
thee, our only Mediator and Advocate. Who 
liveth and reigneth with thee. 

Then shall follow the Collect of the Nativity ', which 
shall be said continually unto New Year's Eve. 

Of the Nativity. COLLECT. 

A LMIGHTY GOD, who hast given us thy only- 
J~\. begotten Son to take our nature upon him, 
and as at this time to be born of a pure Virgin: 
grant that we, being regenerate, and made thy 
children by adoption and grace, may daily be re 
newed by thy Holy Spirit. Through the same . . . 
in the unity of the same. 

The Lesson for the EPISTLE from the Acts of 
the Apostles. Acts 7. 55. 

IN those days: Stephen, being full of the Holy 
Ghost, looked up steadfastly into heaven, and 
saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing on the 
right hand of God, and said: Behold, I see the 
heavens opened, and the Son of Man standing on 
the right hand of God. Then they cried out with a 
loud voice, and stopped their ears, and ran upon 
him with one accord: and cast him out of the 
city, and stoned him : and the witnesses laid down 



A 44 St Stephen, the First Martyr 

their clothes at a youhg man's feet, whose name 
was Saul. And they stoned Stephen, calling upon 
God, and saying: Lord Jesus, receive my spirit. 
And he kneeled down and cried with a loud voice : 
Lord, lay not this sin to their charge. And when he 
had said this, he fell asleep. 

GRADUAL. Ps. 119. Princes also did sit and 
speak against me: and wicked men have per 
secuted me. y. Help me, O Lord my God: save 
me for thy mercy's sake. 

Alleluia, alleluia, y. Acts 7. I see the heavens 
opened, and Jesus standing at the right hand of 
God. Alleluia. 

*J In Votive Masses after Septuagesima, instead 
of Alleluia and the verse following, is said the Tract 
from the Common of a Martyr, page F 4. But in 
Eastertide, the Gradual is omitted, and in its place 
is said the Alleluia as above, and then the verse : 
Thou hast set, O Lord, a crown of pure gold upon 
his head. Alleluia. 

^ The Continuation of the HOLY GOSPEL 
according to Matthew. St. Matt. 23. 34. 

A that time: Jesus said unto the scribes and 
Pharisees: Behold, I send unto you prophets, 
and wise men, and scribes: and some of them ye 
shall kill and crucify: and some of them shall ye 
scourge in your synagogues, and persepute them 
from city to city: that upon you may come all the 
righteous blood shed upon the earth, from the blood 
of righteous Abel unto the blood of Zacharias, son 
of Barachias, whom ye slew between the temple 
and the altar. Verily I say unto you: All these 
things shall come upon this generation. O Jeru 
salem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, 



St. Stephen, the First Martyr A 45 

and stonest them which are sent unto thee: how 
often would I have gathered thy children together, 
even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her 
wings, and ye would not! Behold, your house is 
left unto you desolate. For I say unto you: Ye 
shall not see me henceforth, till ye shall say: 
Blessed is he that cometh in the Name of the Lord. 
The Creed is said on account of the Octave. 

OFFERTORY. Acts 6. and 7. The Apostles 
chose Stephen the Levite, a man full of faith and of 
the Holy Ghost : whom the Jews stoned, calling 
upon God, and saying : Lord Jesus, receive my 
spirit. 

SECRET. 

ACEPT, O Lord, we pray thee, the gifts which 
we offer unto thee in remembrance of thy 
saints: that like as they by suffering obtained thy 
crown of glory, so we by godly conversation may 
attain to innocence of life. Through. 

Of the Nativity. SECRET. 

WE beseech thee, O Lord, that by this new 
birth of thy only - begotten Son thou 
wouldest vouchsafe to sanctify these our oblations : 
and to cleanse us from the defilements of all our 
iniquities. Through the same. 

PREFACE and CANON of Christmas. 
COMMUNION. Acts 7. I see the heavens opened 
and Jesus standing at the right hand of the power 
of God: Lord Jesus, receive my spirit, and lay not 
this sin to their charge, for they know not what 
they do. 

POSTCOMMUNION. 

SSIST us mercifully, O Lord: that we, which 
have received these holy mysteries, may, at 



A 46 St. John, Apostle and Evangelist 

the intercession of thy blessed Martyr Saint Stephen, 
be stablished by thy everlasting protection. Through. 
Of the Nativity. POSTCOMMUNION. 

GRANT, we beseech thee, Almighty God: that 
like as thy Son, born this day the Saviour of 
the world, hath been made the author of our 
heavenly birth ; so he may bestow upon us the gift 
of everlasting life. Who liveth and reigneth with 
thee. 

December 27th. 

ST. JOHN, APOSTLE & EVANGELIST 

Station at St. Mary Major. 

INTROIT. In media Ecclesiae. Ecclus. 15. 

IN the midst of the congregation he opened his 
mouth : and the Lord filled him with the spirit 
of wisdom and understanding : he clothed him 
with a robe of glory. Ps. 92. It is a good thing to 
give thanks unto the Lord : and to sing praises 
unto thy Name, O most Highest, y. Glory be. 

COLLECT. 

MERCIFUL Lord, we beseech thee to cast thy 
bright beams of light upon thy Church : that 
it being enlightened by the doctrine of thy blessed 
Apostle and Evangelist Saint John may so walk 
in the light of thy truth, that it may at length 
attain to the light of everlasting life. Through. 

COLLECT OF THE NATIVITY as on Saint 
Stephen's Day, page A 43. 

The Lesson from the first EPISTLE of blessed 
John the Apostle. I St. John i. i. 

THAT which was from the beginning, which we 
have heard, which we have seen with our 
eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands 



St. John, Apostle and Evangelist A tf 

have handled of the word of life ; (for the life was 
manifested, and we have seen it, and bear witness, 
and shew unto you that eternal life, which was 
with the Father, and was manifested unto us ; ) 
that which we have seen and heard declare we unto 
you, that ye also may have fellowship with us; 
and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and 
with his Son, Jesus Christ. And these things 
write we unto you, that your joy may be full. This 
then is the message which we have heard of him, 
and declare unto you: That God is light, and in 
him is no darkness at all. If we say that we have 
fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, 
and do not the truth; but if we walk in the light, 
as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with 
another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son 
cleanseth us from all sin. If we say that we have 
no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not 
in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and 
just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from 
all unrighteousness. If we say that we have not 
sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us. 

GRADUAL. St. John 21. Then went this saying 
abroad among the brethren, that that disciple 
should not die: yet Jesus said not unto him; He 
shall not die. y. But : If I will that he tarry till 
I come : follow thou me. 

Alleluia, alleluia. 

y. This is the disciple which testifieth of these 
things: and we know that his testimony is true. 
Alleluia. 

Tf In Votive Masses after Septuagesima, instead 
of Alleluia and the verse following, is said the Tract 
Blessed is the man as in the Common of Doctors, 
page F 50. But in Eastertide, instead of the 



A 48 St. John, Apostle and Evangelist 

Gradual, is said the Alleluia as above, and then the 
verse, Ps. 92. The righteous shall flourish like a 
palm-tree : and shall spread abroad like a cedar 
in Libanus. Alleluia. 

^ The Continuation of the HOLY GOSPEL 
according to John. St. John 21. 19. 

A % that time : Jesus said unto Peter: Follow 
me : Then Peter, turning about, seeth the 
disciple whom Jesus loved following; which also 
leaned on his breast at supper, and said: Lord, 
which is he that betrayeth thee ? Peter seeing 
him saith to Jesus: Lord, and what shall this 
man do ? Jesus saith unto him: If I will that he 
tarry till I come, what is that to thee ? Follow 
thou me. Then went this saying abroad among 
the brethren, That that disciple should not die : yet 
Jesus said not unto him: He shall not die; but: If 
I will that he tarry till I come, what is that to thee ? 
This is the disciple which testifieth of these things, 
and wrote these things, and we know that his 
testimony is true. And there are also many other 
things which Jesus did, the which if they should be 
written every one, I suppose, that even the world 
itself could not contain the books that should be 
written. The Creed is said. 

OFFERTORY. Ps. 92. The righteous shall 
flourish like a palm-tree: and shall spread abroad 
like a cedar in Libanus. 

SECRET. 

OLORD who seest that we do trust for our 
deliverance in the advocacy of thy blessed 
Apostle Saint John: grant, we beseech thee; that 
the gifts which we offer unto thee on this his 
festival may be acceptable in thy sight. Through. 



The Holy Innocents A 49 

SECRET OF THE NATIVITY as on Saint 
Stephen's Day, page A 45. 

PREFACE and CANON of Christmas. 

COMMUNION. St. John 21. Then went this 
saying abroad among the brethren, that that 
disciple should not die: yet Jesus said not unto 
him: He shall not die: but: If I will that he tarry 
till I come. 

POSTCOMMUNION. 

OGOD, who hast vouchsafed to feed us with 
heavenly meat and drink : mercifully grant, 
that like as we have received the same in devout 
remembrance of thy holy Apostle Saint John, so 
we may evermore be defended by his intercession. 
Through. 

POSTCOMMUNION OF THE NATIVITY as on 
Saint Stephen's Day. 

December 28th. 
THE HOLY INNOCENTS 

Station at St. Paul's. 

INTROIT. Ex ore infantium. Ps. 8. 

OUT of the mouth of very babes, O God, and of 
sucklings hast thou perfected praise : because 
of thine adversaries. Ps. ibid. O Lord our 
Governour: how excellent is thy Name in all the 
world, y. Glory be. 

COLLECT. 

O ALMIGHTY GOD, who out of the mouths of 
babes and sucklings hast ordained strength, 
and madest infants to glorify thee by their deaths: 
mortify and kill all vices in us; and so strengthen 
us by thy grace, that by the innocency of our lives, 
and constancy of our faith even unto death, we 
may glorify thy holy Name. Through. 



A 50 The Holy Innocents 

COLLECT OF THE NATIVITY as on Saint 
Stephen's Day, page A 43. 

The Lesson for the EPISTLE from the Revela 
tion of blessed John the Apostle. Rev. 14. i. 

IN those days: I looked, and lo, a Lamb stood 
on the mount Sion, and with him an hundred 
forty and four thousand, having his Father's Name 
written in their foreheads. And I heard a voice 
from heaven, as the voice of many waters, and as 
the voice of a great thunder: and I heard the voice 
of harpers harping with their harps : and they sung 
as it were a new song before the throne, and before 
the four beasts, and the elders; and no man could 
learn that song, but the hundred and forty and 
four thousand, which were redeemed from the 
earth. These are they which were not defiled with 
women, for they are virgins : these are they which 
follow the Lamb whithersoever he goeth: these 
were redeemed from among men, being the first- 
fruits unto God, and to the Lamb. And in their 
mouth was found no guile; for they are without 
fault before the throne of God. 

GRADUAL. Ps. 124. Our soul is escaped : even 
as a bird out of the snare of the fowler, y. The 
snare is broken and we are delivered. Our help 
standeth in the Name of the Lord, who hath made 
heaven and earth. 

1f The following Alleluia with its verse is said 
whenever this Feast falls on a Sunday, or has the 
rank of a Double of the first class. But it is always 
said on the Octave Day, and in Votive Masses before 
Septuagesima, and after Pentecost. 

Alleluia, alleluia, y. Ps. 113. Praise the Lord, 
ye children : O praise the Name of the Lord. Alleluia. 



The Holy Innocents A 51 

The Tract is not said when Alleluia is said as above. 

TRACT. Ps. 79. The blood of thy saints have they 
shed like water on every side of Jerusalem, y. And 
there was no man to bury them. y. Avenge, O Lord, 
the blood of thy saints, that is shed upon the earth. 

Tf In Votive Masses in Eastertide, instead of the 
Gradual is said the' Alleluia as above, and then 

y. Ecclus. 39. Thy saints, O Lord, shall flourish 
like the lily, and shall be even as the odour of 
balsam before thee. Alleluia. 

^ The Continuation of the HOLY GOSPEL 
according to Matthew. St. Matt. 2. 13. 

A' that time: The Angel of the Lord appeareth 
to Joseph in a dream, saying: Arise, and 
take the young child, and his mother, and flee into 
Egypt, and be thou there until I bring thee word; 
for Herod will seek the young child to destroy him. 
When he arose, he took the young child and his 
mother by night, and departed into Egypt, and 
was there until the death of Herod; that it might 
be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the 
prophet, saying: Out of Egypt have I called my 
Son. Then Herod, when he saw that he was 
mocked of the wise men, was exceeding wroth; 
and sent forth, and slew all the children that were 
in Bethlehem, and in all the coasts thereof, from 
two years old and under, according to the time 
which he had diligently inquired of the wise men. 
Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jer 
emy the prophet, saying : In Rama was there a voice 
heard, lamentation, and weeping, and great mourn 
ing: Rachel weeping for her children, and would 
not be comforted, because they are not. Creed. 
OFFERTORY. Ps. 124. Our soul is escaped 



A 52 St. Thomas of Canterbury 

even as a bird out of the snare of the fowler: the 
snare is broken and we are delivered. 

SECRET. 

ANT, O Lord, we pray thee, that the devout 
prayers of thy Saints may never fail to 
succour and defend us : that these our oblations 
may be rendered acceptable in thy sight ; and that 
we may be made worthy to obtain for our sins the 
pardon of thy mercy. Through. 

SECRET OF THE NATIVITY as on Saint 
Stephen's Day, page A 45. 

PREFACE and CANON of Christmas. 

COMMUNION. St. Matt. 2. In Rama was 

there a voice heard, lamentation and weeping, and 

great mourning: Rachel weeping for her children, 

and would not be comforted, because they are not. 

POSTCOMMUNION. 

WE beseech thee, O Lord, that the gifts which 
we have received in these holy mysteries 
may at the intercession of thy Saints effectually 
avail for our succour both in this life and in that 
which is to come. Through. 

POSTCOMMUNION OF THE NATIVITY as on 
Saint Stephen's Day, page A 46. 

Glory be to God on high and Depart in peace 
shall not be said, except this feast fall on a Sunday : 
but on the Octave Day they shall always be said. 

December 29th. 

ST. THOMAS OF CANTERBURY, 

BISHOP AND MARTYR 

INTROIT. Gaudeamus. 

REJOICE we all in the Lord, keeping holy-day 
in honour of blessed Thomas the Martyr: in 



St. Thomas of Canterbury A 53 

whose passion the Angels rejoice and glorify the 
Son of God. Ps. 33. Rejoice in the Lord, O ye 
righteous: for it becometh well the just to be 
thankful, f . Glory be. 

COLLECT. 

OGOD, who for thy Church's sake didst suffer 
thy Bishop Saint Thomas gloriously to be 
slain by the swords of wicked men : grant, we 
beseech thee, that all they who call upon him 
for succour may be profited by the obtaining of 
all that they desire. Through. 

COLLECT OF THE NATIVITY as on Saint 
Stephen's Day, page A 43. 

The Lesson from the EPISTLE of blessed Paul 
the Apostle to the Hebrews. Heb. 5. i. 

ORETHREN : Every high priest taken from 
X3 among men is ordained for men in things 
pertaining to God, that he may offer both gifts and 
sacrifices for sins: who can have compassion on 
the ignorant, and on them that are out of the way ; 
for that he himself also is compassed with infirmity. 
And by reason hereof he ought, as for the people, 
so also for himself, to offer for sins. And no man 
taketh this honour unto himself, but he that is 
called of God, as was Aaron. So also Christ glorified 
not himself to be made an high priest: but he 
that said unto him : Thou art my Son, this day have 
I begotten thee. As he saith also in another place : 
Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Mel- 
chisedec. 

GRADUAL. Ecclus. 44. Behold a great priest, 
who in his days pleased the Lord. y. There was 
none like unto him to keep the law of the most 
High. 



A 54 St. Thomas of Canterbury 

Alleluia, alleluia. J. St. John 10. I am the 
good shepherd : and know my sheep, and am 
known of mine. Alleluia. 

1f In Votive Masses, after Septuagesima the 
Tract, and in Eastertide the Alleluia, with its verses, 
are taken from the Mass Statuit, page F 41. 

^ The Continuation of the HOLY GOSPEL 
according to John. St. John 10. u. 

A 1 that time: Jesus said unto the Pharisees: I am 
the good 'shepherd : the good shepherd giveth 
his life for the sheep. But he that is an hireling, 
and not the shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, 
seeth the wolf coming, and leaveth the sheep, and 
fleeth : and the wolf catcheth them, and scattereth 
the sheep. The hireling fleeth, because he is an 
hireling, and careth not for the sheep. I am the 
good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known 
of mine. As the Father knoweth me, even so know 
I the Father : and I lay down my life for the sheep. 
And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold; 
them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice ; 
and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd. 

The Creed is said, on account of the Octave. 

OFFERTORY. Ps. 21. Thou hast set a crown 
of pure gold upon his head, O Lord : he asked life 
of thee, and thou gavest him a long life. 

SECRET. 

SANCTIFY, O Lord, we beseech thee, these our 
oblations: and at the intercession of thy 
blessed Martyr and Bishop Saint Thomas look 
down in mercy upon us who here present them 
unto thee. Through. 



Sunday in Octave of Nativity A 55 

SECRET OF THE NATIVITY as on Saint 
Stephen's Day, page A 45. 

PREFACE and CANON of Christmas. 

COMMUNION. St. John 10. I am the good 
shepherd and know my sheep and am known of mine. 

POSTCOMMUNION. 

RANT, O Lord, we pray thee, that this holy 
Communion may in such wise cleanse us from 
all our sins: that, at the intercession of blessed 
Thomas thy Martyr and Bishop, we may attain 
thereby to the fellowship of him who is the healer of 
our souls, even Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord. 

POSTCOMMUNION OF THE NATIVITY as on 
Saint Stephen's Day, page A 46. 

SUNDAY WITHIN THE OCTAVE OF 

THE NATIVITY 
INTROIT. Dum medium. Wisdom 18. 

WHEN all things were in quiet silence and 
night was in the midst of her swift course, 
thine almighty Word, O Lord, leaped down from 
heaven out of thy royal throne. 

Ps. 93. The Lord is king, and hath put on glorious 
apparel: the Lord hath put on his apparel and 
girded himself with strength, y. Glory be. 

COLLECT. 

ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, vouchsafe, we 
^L\. beseech thee, to govern us in all our doings 
in the way of thy good pleasure: that we, faith 
fully serving thee in the Name of thy well-beloved 
Son, may worthily abound in all good works. 
Who liveth and reigneth with thee. 

COLLECT OF THE NATIVITY, page A 43. 



A 56 Sunday in Octave of Nativity 

The Lesson from the EPISTLE of blessed Paul 
the Apostle to the Galatians. Gal. 4. i. 

TQRETHREN: Now I say, that the heir, as long 
X) as he is a child, differeth nothing from a 
servant, though he be lord of all: but is under 
tutors and governours, until the time appointed of 
the father. Even so we, when we were children, 
were in bondage under the elements of the world: 
but when the fulness of the time was come, God 
sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under 
the law, to redeem them that were under the law, 
that we might receive the adoption of sons. And 
because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit 
of his Son into your hearts, crying: Abba, Father. 
Wherefore thou art no more a servant, but a son: 
and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ. 

GRADUAL. Ps. 45. Thou art fairer than the 
children of men: full of grace are thy lips. ~f. 
My heart is inditing of a good matter, I speak of 
the things which I have made unto the king: my 
tongue is the pen of a ready writer. 

Alleluia, alleluia, ^f. ^5.93. The Lord is king and 
hath put on glorious apparel : the Lord hath put on 
his apparel and girded himself with strength. Alleluia. 

^ The Continuation of the HOLY GOSPEL 
according to Matthew. St. Matt. I. 18. 

THE birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: 
When as his mother Mary was espoused to 
Joseph, before they came together she was found 
with child of the Holy Ghost. Then Joseph her 
husband, being a just man, and not willing to 
make her a publick example, was minded to put 
her away privily. But while he thought on these 
things, behold, the Angel of the Lord, appeared 



Sunday in Octave of Nativity A 57 

unto him in a dream, saying: Joseph thou son of 
David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife; 
for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy 
Ghost: and she shall bring forth a Son, and thou 
shalt call his name JESUS; for he shall save his 
people from their sins. (Now all this was done, 
that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the 
Lord by the prophet, saying: Behold, a Virgin 
shall be with child, and shall bring forth a Son, 
and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which 
being interpreted is, God with us.) Then Joseph, 
being raised from sleep, did as the Angel of the Lord 
had bidden him, and took unto him his wife : and 
knew her not till she had brought forth her first 
born son: and he called his name JESUS. Creed. 
OFFERTORY. Ps. 93. God hath made the 
round world so sure, that it cannot be moved: 
ever since the world began hath thy seat, O God, 
been prepared: thou art from everlasting. 
SECRET. 

GRANT, we beseech thee, Almighty God: that 
these gifts which we offer in the sight of thy 
divine majesty, may obtain for us grace to serve 
thee in this life with all godliness, and bring us in 
the end to everlasting felicity. Through. 

SECRET OF THE NATIVITY as on Saint 
Stephen's Day, page A 45. 

PREFACE and CANON of Christmas. 

COMMUNION. St. Matt. 2. Take the young 
child and his mother, and go into the land of Israel : 
for they are dead which sought the young child's life. 

POSTCOMMUNION. 

GRANT, Lord, that by the operation of these 
thy mysteries we may be cleansed from all 



A 58 6th Day within Octave of Nativity 

our sins and obtain that which we have asked 
according to thy will. Through. 

POSTCOMMUNION OF THE NATIVITY as on 
Saint Stephen's Day, page A 46. 

December soth. 

6TH DAY WITHIN OCTAVE OF 
NATIVITY 

The third Mass of Christmas, Puer natus est, 
shall be said, but the Epistle and Gospel shall be 
those of the second Mass. And after the Collect for 
Christmas shall be said the Collects following : 

Of St. Mary. COLLECT. 

OGOD who by the child-bearing of a pure 
Virgin hast bestowed upon all mankind the 
rewards of everlasting life : grant, we beseech thee, 
that we may know the succour of her intercession, 
through whom we have been found worthy to 
receive the author of all life. 

For the Church. COLLECT. 

WE beseech thee, O Lord, mercifully to hear 
the prayers of thy people: that being 
delivered from all adversities and all false doctrines 
thy Church may serve thee in freedom and quietness. 
Through. 

Or for the Chief Bishop. COLLECT. 

OGOD, the pastor and governour of them that 
put their trust in thee, look down in mercy 
on thy servant, N., whom thou hast chosen to be 
pastor and ruler of thy Church: grant unto him, 
we beseech thee, to be in word and conversation a 
wholesome example to the people committed to 



6th Day within Octave of Nativity A 59 

his charge, that he with them may attain at last 
to the crown of everlasting life. Through. 

Of St. Mary. SECRET. 

WE beseech thee, O Lord, that by the bountiful 
goodness of thy mercy, and by the inter 
cession of blessed Mary Ever- Virgin, these our 
oblations may be acceptable in thy sight : that we, 
being delivered in this present life from all adver 
sities, may obtain in that which is to come peace 
everlasting. 

For the Church. SECRET. 

DEFEND, O Lord, we pray thee, us thy servants: 
that we cleaving fast to things heavenly may 
faithfully serve thee both in body and soul. 
Through. 
Or for the Chief Bishop. SECRET. 

WE beseech thee, O Lord, mercifully to accept 
these our oblations: granting unto JV., thy 
servant, that like as thou hast chosen him to be 
pastor and ruler of thy Church, so he may be 
governed evermore by thy defence. Through. 

Of St. Mary. POSTCOMMUNION. 
/^<RANT, O Lord, we pray thee, that this holy 
\^J[ Communion may in such wise cleanse us 
from all our sins: that at the intercession of the 
blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God, we may attain 
thereby to the fellowship of him who is the healer 
of our souls. 

For the Church. POSTCOMMUNION. 
/^* RANT, we beseech thee, O Lord our God, that 
\JJ we whom thou hast made partakers of heavenly 
gladness may by thee be defended from all earthly 
perils. Through. 



A 60 St. Sylvester I, Pope and Confessor 
Or for the Chief Bishop. POSTCOMMUNION. 

DEFEND us, Lord, we beseech thee, who have 
here received these heavenly mysteries: and 
grant that thy servant, JV., whom thou hast chosen 
to be Pastor and Ruler of thy Church, together 
with the flock committed to his charge, may thereby 
be preserved and strengthened against all adversi 
ties. Through. 

December 3ist. 

ST. SYLVESTER I, POPE AND 
CONFESSOR 

INTROIT. Sacer 'dotes tui. Ps. 132. 

ET thy priests be clothed with righteousness, 
and let thy saints sing with joyfulness: for 
thy servant David's sake, turn not away the pres 
ence of thine Anointed. Ps. ibid. Lord, remember 
David: and all his trouble, y. Glory be. 

COLLECT. 

GRANT, we beseech thee, Almighty God: that 
we on this day devoutly observing the feast 
of thy holy Confessor Saint Sylvester, may thereby 
increase in godliness to the attainment of ever 
lasting life. Through. 

COLLECT OF THE NATIVITY as on Saint 
Stephen's Day, page A 43. 

The Lesson from the latter EPISTLE of blessed 
Paul the Apostle to Timothy. 2 St. Tim. 4. i. 

DEARLY beloved : I charge thee therefore before 
God and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall 
judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and 



St. Sylvester I, Pope and Confessor A 61 

his kingdom; preach the word: be instant in 
season, out of season: reprove, rebuke, exhort 
with all longsuffering and doctrine. For the time 
will come when they will not endure sound doctrine ; 
but after their own lusts shall they heap to them 
selves teachers having itching ears : and they shall 
turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be 
turned unto fables. But watch thou in all things, 
endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, 
make full proof of thy ministry. For I am now 
ready to be offered, and the time of my departure 
is at hand. I have fought a good fight, I have 
finished my course, I have kept the faith. Hence 
forth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, 
which the Lord, the righteous Judge, shall give me 
at that day : and not to me only, but unto all them 
also that love his appearing. 

GRADUAL. Ecclus. 44. Behold a great priest, 
who in his days pleased the Lord. y. There was 
none like unto him to keep the law of the most High. 

Alleluia, alleluia, y. Ps. 89. I have found 
David my servant : with my holy oil have I anointed 
him. Alleluia. 

%4 The Continuation of the HOLY GOSPEL 
according to Luke. St. Luke 12. 35. 

A that time: Jesus said unto his disciples: 
Let your loins be girded about, and your 
lights burning: and ye yourselves like unto men 
that wait for their lord, when he will return from 
the wedding : that when he cometh and knocketh, 
they may open unto him immediately. Blessed are 
those servants, whom the lord when he cometh 
shall find watching. Verily I say unto you, that he 
shall gird himself, and make them to sit down to 



A 62 St. Sylvester I, Pope and Confessor 

meat, and will come forth and serve them. And 
if he shall come in the second watch, or come in 
the third watch, and find them so, blessed are those 
servants. And this know, that if the goodman of 
the house had known what time the thief would 
come, he would have watched, and not have 
suffered his house to be broken through. Be ye 
therefore ready also : for the Son of man cometh 
at an hour when ye think not. 

The Creed is said on account of the Octave. 

OFFERTORY. Ps. 89. I have found David my 
servant, with my holy oil have I anointed him : my 
hand shall hold him fast and my arm shall strengthen 
him. 

SECRET. 

/^RANT, we beseech thee, O Lord, that we, 
V_T remembering with gladness the righteousness 
of thy Saints, may at all times and in all places feel 
the effectual succour of their intercession. Through. 

SECRET OF THE NATIVITY as on Saint 
Stephen's Day, page A 45. 

PREFACE and CANON of Christmas. 

COMMUNION. St. Matt. 24. Blessed is that 
servant whom his Lord when he cometh shall find 
watching: verily I say unto you, that he shall 
make him ruler over all his goods. 

POSTCOMMUNION. 

GRANT, we beseech thee, Almighty God, that 
we may so shew forth our thankfulness for 
the gifts which we have now received : that, at the 
intercession of Saint Sylvester, thy Confessor and 
Bishop, we may obtain yet more abundant mercies. 
Through. 



The Circumcision of Christ A 63 

POSTCOMMUNION OF THE NATIVITY as on 
Saint Stephen's Day, page A 46. 

January 1st. 

THE CIRCUMCISION OF CHRIST 
AND OCTAVE OF THE NATIVITY. 

Station at St. Mary beyond the Tiber: 

INTROIT. Puer natus est. Is. 9. 
TNTO us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given : 
\^J and the government shall be upon his shoulder : 
and his Name shall be called Angel of mighty 
counsel. Ps. 98. sing unto the Lord a new 
song: for he hath done marvellous things, y. 
Glory be. 

COLLECT. 

ALMIGHTY GOD, who madest thy blessed Son 
jT\. to be circumcised, and obedient to the law for 
man: grant us the true circumcision of the spirit ; 
that our hearts, and all our members, being morti 
fied from all worldly and carnal lusts, we may in 
all things obey thy blessed will. Through the same. 

The Lesson from the EPISTLE of blessed Paul 
the Apostle to the Romans. Rom. 4. 8. 

T^RETHREN: Blessed is the man to whom the 
J3 Lord will not impute sin. Cometh this 
blessedness then upon the circumcision only, or 
upon the uncircumcision also ? For we say, that 
faith was reckoned to Abraham for righteousness. 
How was it then reckoned ? when he was in cir 
cumcision, or in uncircumcision ? And he received 
the sign of circumcision, a seal of the righteousness 
of the faith which he had yet being uncircumcised : 
that he might be the father of all them that believe, 



A 64 The Circumcision of Christ 

though they be not circumcised: that righteous 
ness might be imputed unto them also: and the 
father of circumcision to them who are not of the 
circumcision only, but also walk in the steps of 
that faith of our father Abraham, which he had 
being yet uncircumcised. For the promise, that 
he should be the heir of the world, was not to 
Abraham, or to his seed, through the law, but 
through the righteousness of faith. For if they 
which are of the law be heirs, faith is made void, 
and the promise made of none effect. 

GRADUAL. Ps. 98. All the ends of the world 
have seen the salvation of our God: O be joyful in 
God, all ye lands. J. The Lord hath declared 
his salvation: in the sight of the heathen hath 
he openly shewed his righteousness. 

Alleluia, alleluia, f. Heb. I. God, who at 
sundry times and in divers manners spake in time 
past unto the fathers by the prophets, hath in these 
last days spoken unto us by his Son. Alleluia. 

^ The Continuation of the HOLY GOSPEL 
according to Luke. St. Luke 2. 15. 

AT that time : It came to pass, as the Angels 
JL\. were gone away from them into heaven, the 
shepherds said one to another : Let us now go even 
unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come 
to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us. 
And they came with haste, and found Mary and 
Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger. And 
when they had seen it, they made known abroad 
the saying which was told them concerning this 
child. And all they that heard it wondered at those 
things which were told them by the shepherds. 
But Mary kept all these things, and pondered them 



The Circumcision of Christ A 65 

in her heart. And the shepherds returned, glorify 
ing and praising God for all the things that they 
had heard and seen, as it was told unto them. 
And when eight days were accomplished for the 
circumcising of the Child, his name was called 
JESUS, which was so named of the Angel before 
he was conceived in the womb. The Creed is said. 

OFFERTORY. Ps. 89. The heavens are thine, 
the earth also is thine: thou hast laid the founda 
tions of the round world, and all that therein is: 
righteousness and equity are the habitation of 
thy seat. 

SECRET. 

T T TE beseech thee, O Lord, graciously to accept 
VV these our prayers and oblations : that we 
being cleansed by these heavenly mysteries, may 
obtain of thy great mercy the fulfilment of all our 
desires. Through. 

PREFACE and CANON of Christmas. 

COMMUNION. Ps. 98. All the ends of the 
world have seen the salvation of our God. 

POSTCOMMUNION. 

GRANT, O Lord, we pray thee, that this holy 
Communion may in such wise cleanse us 
from all our sins: that at the intercession of the 
blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God, we may attain 
thereby to the fellowship of him who is the healer 
of our souls, even Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord. 

K On the Sunday falling between the Circumcision 
and the Epiphany, or, if no Sunday occur ', on 
January 2nd, is observed in some dioceses, the 
Feast of the Most Holy Name of Jesus. 
Moss is said as on August Jth. 



A 66 Octave of the Holy Innocents 

January 2nd. 
OCTAVE OF ST. STEPHEN 

Mass as on the Feast, except the Collect following. 
No Commem. of Christmas is made, but the Christmas 
Preface is said. The Creed is not said. 



COLLECT. 

ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, who hast con- 
,/~\ secrated unto thyself the firstfruits of thy 
Martyrs in the blood of thy blessed Deacon Saint 
Stephen : grant, we beseech thee ; that he may 
ever plead for our salvation, who prayed for his 
murderers, to thee, O blessed Jesus, who standest 
at the right hand of God to succour all those that 
suffer for thee, our only Mediator and Advocate. 
R/. Amen. 

January 3rd. 

OCTAVE OF ST. JOHN THE 
EVANGELIST 

Mass as on the Feast, without Commem. of 
Christmas. The Creed is not said. Preface of the 
Apostles. 

January 4th. 
OCTAVE OF THE HOLY INNOCENTS 

Mass as on the Feast, with Preface of Christmas, 
but no other Commemoration of it. Glory be to God 
on high, Alleluia with its verse, and Depart in peace, 
are said. The Creed is not said. 



The Vigil of the Epiphany A 67 

If From the Vigil of the Epiphany until the 
Feast of the Purification inclusive, when the 
Prayers of Saint Mary, or for the Church or Chief 
Bishop, are directed to be said, then they shall be 
those which are set forth above for December 30^, 
pages A 58 and A 59. 

January* 5th. 
THE VIGIL OF THE EPIPHANY 

INTROIT. Dum medium. Wisdom 1 8. 

TT 7*HILE all things were in quiet silence, and 
VV night was in the midst of her swift course, 
thine almighty Word, O Lord, leaped down from 
heaven out of thy royal throne. Ps. 93. The Lord 
is king, and hath put on glorious apparel : the Lord 
hath put on his apparel and girded himself with 
strength, f. Glory be. 

COLLECT. 

A LMIGHTY and everlasting God, vouchsafe, we 
JL\. beseech thee, to govern us in all our doings 
in the way of thy good pleasure: that we, faith 
fully serving thee in the Name of thy well-beloved 
Son, may worthily abound in all good works. 
Through the same. 

COLLECT 2. Of St. Mary. 3. Ad. Lib. 

The Lesson from the EPISTLE of blessed Paul 
the Apostle to the Galatians. Gal. 4. I. 

T>RETHREN: Now I say, that the heir, as long 
J3 as he is a child, differeth nothing from a 
servant, though he be lord of all : but is under 



A 68 The Vigil of the Epiphany 

tutors and governors, until the time appointed of 
the father. Even so we, when we were children, 
were in bondage under the elements of the world: 
but when the fulness of the time was come, God 
sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under 
the law, to redeem them that were under the law, 
that we might receive the adoption of sons. And 
because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit 
of his Son into your hearts, crying : Abba, Father. 
Wherefore thou art no more a servant, but a son: 
and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ. 

GRADUAL. Ps. 45. Thou art fairer than the 
children of men: full of grace are thy lips. y. 
My heart is inditing of a good matter, I speak of 
the things which I have made unto the king: my 
tongue is the pen of a ready writer. 

Alleluia, alleluia, y. Ps. 93. The Lord is king 
and hath put on glorious apparel: the Lord hath 
put on his apparel and girded himself with strength. 
Alleluia. 

^ The Continuation of the HOLY GOSPEL 
according to Matthew. St. Matt. 2. 1 9. 

A? that time: When Herod was dead, behold, 
an Angel of the Lord appeareth in a dream to 
Joseph in Egypt, saying: Arise, and take the young 
child and his mother, and go into the land of 
Israel: for they are dead which sought the young 
child's life. And he arose, and took the young 
child and his mother, and came into the land of 
Israel. But when he heard that Archelaus did 
reign in Judaea in the room of his father Herod, he 
was afraid to go thither: notwithstanding, being 



The Vigil of the Epiphany A 69 

warned of God in a dream, he turned aside into the 
parts of Galilee: and he came and dwelt in a city 
called Nazareth: that it might be fulfilled which 
was spoken by the prophets: He shall be called a 
Nazarene. The Creed is said. 

OFFERTORY. Ps. 93. God hath made the 
round world so sure, that it cannot be moved: 
ever since the world began hath thy seat, O God, 
been prepared: thou art from everlasting. 

SECRET. 

GRANT, we beseech thee, Almighty God: that 
these gifts which we offer in the sight of thy 
divine majesty, may obtain for us grace to serve 
thee in this life with all godliness, and bring us in 
the end to everlasting felicity. Through. 

SECRET 2. Of St. Mary. 3. Ad. Lib. 

PREFACE of Christmas. 

COMMUNION. St. Matt. 2. Take the young 
Child and his Mother, and go into the land of Israel : 
for they are dead which sought the young Child's 
life. 

POSTCOMMUNION. 

GRANT, O Lord, that by the operation of these 
thy mysteries we may be cleansed from all 
our sins and obtain that which we have asked 
according to thy will. Through. 

POSTCOMMUNION 2. Of St. Mary. 3. Ad 

Lib. 



A 7 i 
January 6th. 

THE EPIPHANY 

OF OUR LORD, 

OR THE MANIFESTATION OF 
CHRIST TO THE GENTILES 

Station at St. Peter's. 

INTROIT. Ecce advenit. Mai. 3. 

BEHOLD, he appeareth, the Lord and Ruler: 
and in his hand the kingdom, and power, and 
dominion. Ps. 72. Give the King thy judgments, 
O God: and thy righteousness unto the King's 
Son. y. Glory be. 



o 



COLLECT. 

GOD, who by the leading of a star didst 
manifest thy only-begotten Son to the 
Gentiles: mercifully grant, that we, which know 
thee now by faith, may after this life have the 
fruition of thy glorious Godhead. Through the 
same. 

The Lesson from the EPISTLE of blessed Paul 
the Apostle to the Ephesians. Ephes. 3. i. 

T)RETHREN: For this cause, I Paul, the 
J3 prisoner of Jesus Christ for you Gentiles; if 
ye have heard of the dispensation of the grace of 
God, which is given me to you-ward, how that by 
revelation he made known unto me the mystery, 
(as I wrote afore in few words, whereby, when ye 
read, ye may understand my knowledge in the 
mystery of Christ, which in other ages was not 



A 72 The Epiphany of our Lord 

made known unto the sons of men) as it is now 
revealed unto his holy Apostles and Prophets by 
the Spirit; that the Gentiles should be fellow- 
heirs, and of the same body, and partakers of his 
promise in Christ, by the Gospel: whereof I was 
made a minister, according to the gift of the grace 
of God given unto me by the effectual working of 
his power. Unto me, who am less than the least 
of all saints, is this grace given, that I should 
preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches 
of Christ; and to make all men see what is the 
fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning 
of the world hath been hid in God, who created 
all things by Jesus Christ. To the intent, that now 
unto the principalities and powers in heavenly 
places might be known by the Church the manifold 
wisdom of God, according to the eternal purpose 
which he purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord: in 
whom we have boldness and access with confidence 
by the faith of him. 

GRADUAL. Is. 60. All they from Saba shall 
come, bringing gold and incense, and shall shew 
forth the praises of the Lord. y. Arise and shine, 
O Jerusalem: for the glory of the Lord is risen 
upon thee. 

Alleluia, alleluia, y. St. Matt. 2. We have 
seen his star in the East, and are come with 
offerings to worship the Lord. Alleluia. 

^ The Continuation of the HOLY GOSPEL 
according to Matthew. St. Matt. 2. i . 

WHEN Jesus was born in Bethlehem of 
Judaea, in the days of Herod the king: 
behold, there came wise men from the east to 



The Epiphany of our Lord A 73 

Jerusalem, saying: Where is he that is born King 
of the Jews ? For we have seen his star in the 
east: and are come to worship him. When Herod 
the king had heard these things: he was troubled, 
and all Jerusalem with him. And when he had 
gathered all the chief priests and scribes of the 
people together, he demanded of them, where 
Christ should be born. And they said unto him: 
In Bethlehem of Judaea: for thus it is written by 
the prophet: And thou, Bethlehem, in the land of 
Juda, art not the least among the princes of Juda: 
for out of thee shall come a Governor that shall 
rule my people Israel. Then Herod, when he had 
privily called the wise men, enquired of them 
diligently what time the star appeared. And he 
sent them to Bethlehem, and said: Go, and search 
diligently for the young child: and when ye have 
found him, bring me word again, that I may come 
and worship him also. When they had heard the 
king, they departed: and lo, the star which they 
saw in the east went before them, till it came and 
stood over where the young child was. When 
they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding 
great joy. And when they were come into the 
house, they saw the young child with Mary his 
mother (here genuflect), and fell down and wor 
shipped him. And when they had opened their 
treasures, they presented unto him gifts, gold, 
and frankincense, and myrrh. And being warned 
of God in a dream that they should not return to 
Herod: they departed into their own country 
another way. < 

The Creed is said. 

OFFERTORY. Ps. 72. The kings of Tharsis 
and of the isles shall give presents: the kings of 

D* 



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Arabia and Saba shall bring gifts : all kings shall 
fall down before -him, all nations shall do him 
service. 

SECRET. 

WE beseech thee, Lord, mercifully to look 
upon the oblations of thy Church : wherein 
no longer offering gold and frankincense and myrrh, 
we sacrifice and receive him who by those gifts was 
mystically signified, even Jesus Christ thy Son our 
Lord : Who liveth and reigneth with thee. 

PREFACE of the Epiphany and WITHIN THE 
ACTION, etc., as among Prefaces, and throughout 
the Octave. 

COMMUNION. St. Matt. 2. We have seen his 
star in the East, and are come with offerings to 
worship the Lord. 

POSTCOMMUNION. 

GRANT, we beseech thee, Almighty God: that 
we, which here have celebrated thy holy 
mysteries, may in all purity of heart arid mind 
receive the benefits of the same. Through. 

If Within the Octave of the Epiphany the same 
Mass is said as on the Feast : and after the Collect 
of the day the following Prayers are said : 
2. Of St. Mary. 3. For Churchy or Chief Bishop. 

THE FIRST SUNDAY AFTER THE 
EPIPHANY 

INTROIT. In excelso throno. 
N a throne exalted I beheld, and lo, a man 
sitting, whom a legion of Angels worship, 



o 



The First Sunday after the Epiphany A 75 

singing together: behold, his rule and governance 
endureth to all ages. Ps. 100. O be joyful in God, 
all ye lands: serve the Lord with gladness, y. 
Glory be. 

COLLECT. 

OLORD, we beseech thee mercifully to receive 
the prayers of thy people which call upon 
thee: and grant that they may both perceive and 
know what things they ought to do, and also may 
have grace and power faithfully to fulfil the same. 
Through. 

And Commemoration is made of the Octave of the 
Epiphany. 

The Lesson from the EPISTLE of blessed Paul 
the Apostle to the Romans. Rom. 12. i. 

T>RETHREN: I beseech you by the mercies 
JD of God, that ye present your bodies a living 
sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your 
reasonable service. And be not conformed to this 
world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of 
your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, 
and acceptable, and perfect will of God. For I say, 
through the grace given unto me, to every man 
that is among you, not to think of himself more 
highly than he ought to think: but to think 
soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man 
the measure of faith. For as we have many 
members in one body, and all members 4iave not 
the same office: so we, being many, are one body 
in Christ, and every one members one of another: 
in Christ Jesus our Lord. 

GRADUAL. Ps. 72. Blessed be the Lord God, 
even the God of Israel : which only doeth wondrous 



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things, y. The mountains also shall bring peace: 
and the little hills righteousness unto the people. 

Alleluia, alleluia, y. Ps. 100. be joyful in 
the Lord, all ye lands : serve the Lord with gladness. 
Alleluia. 

*%( The Continuation of the HOLY GOSPEL 
according to Luke. St. Luke 2. 41. 

NOW the parents of Jesus went to Jerusalem 
every year at the feast of the passover. And 
when Jesus was twelve years old, they went up to 
Jerusalem, after the custom of the feast. And 
when they had fulfilled the days, as they returned, 
the child Jesus tarried behind in Jerusalem. And 
Joseph and his mother knew not of it. But they, 
supposing him to have been in the company, went 
a day's journey: and they sought him among 
their kinsfolk and acquaintance. And when they 
found him not, they turned back again to Jeru 
salem, seeking him. And it came to pass, that after 
three days they found him in the temple, sitting in 
the midst of the doctors, both hearing them, and 
asking them questions. And all that heard him 
were astonished at his understanding and answers. 
And when they saw him, they were amazed: and 
his mother said unto him: Son, why hast thou 
thus dealt with us ? Behold, thy father and I have 
sought thee sorrowing. And he said unto them: 
How is if that ye sought me ? Wist ye not that I 
must be about my Father's business ? And they 
understood not the saying which he spake unto 
them. And he went down with them, and came 
to Nazareth, and was subject unto them: but his 
mother kept all these sayings in her heart. And 



On the Octave of the Epiphany A 77 

Jesus increased in wisdom, and stature, and in 
favour with God and man. 

The Creed is said. 

OFFERTORY. Ps. 100. be joyful in the Lord, 
all ye lands, serve the Lord with gladness: and 
come before his presence with a song : be ye sure 
that the Lord he is God. 

SECRET. 

WE beseech thee, O Lord, that this sacrifice, 
which we offer unto thee, may evermore 
avail to quicken and defend us. Through. 
SECRET 2. Of the Epiphany. 
COMMUNION. St. Luke 2. Son, why hast thou 
thus dealt with us ? Behold, thy father and I have 
sought thee sorrowing. And he said unto them: 
How is it that ye sought me ? Wist ye not that I 
must be about my Father's business ? 

POSTCOMMUNION. 

WE humbly beseech thee, Almighty God : 
that we, whom thou dost vouchsafe to 
regenerate with thy holy sacraments ; may con 
tinually serve thee in all virtuous and godly living. 
Through. 

POSTCOMMUNION 2. Of the Epiphany. 



B 



January 
ON THE OCTAVE OF THE 

EPIPHANY 
INTROIT. Ecce advenit. Mai. 3. 

IEHOLD, he appeareth, the Lord and Ruler: 
and in his hand the kingdom, and power, and 



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dominion. Ps. 72. Give the King thy judgments, 
O God: and thy righteousness unto the King's Son. 
y. Glory be. 

COLLECT. 

OGOD, whose only-begotten Son hath been 
made manifest in the substance of our flesh : 
grant, we beseech thee, that, like as we have known 
him after the fashion of our outward likeness, so 
we may inwardly be made regenerate in him. Who 
liveth. 

The Lesson for the EPISTLE from Isaiah the 
Prophet. Isa. 60. 

ARISE, shine, O Jerusalem: for thy light is 
2\. come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon 
thee. For, behold, the darkness shall cover the 
earth, and gross darkness the people : but the Lord 
shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen 
upon thee. And the Gentiles shall come to thy light, 
and kings to the brightness of thy rising. Lift up 
thine eyes round about, and see: all they gather 
themselves together, they come to thee: thy sons 
shall come from far, and thy daughters shall be 
nursed at thy side. Then thou shalt see, and flow 
together, and thine heart shall fear, and be en 
larged: because the abundance of the sea shall 
be converted unto thee, the forces of the Gentiles 
shall come unto thee. The multitude of camels 
shall cover thee, the dromedaries of Midian and 
Ephah : all they from Sheba shall come : they shall 
bring gold and incense, and they shall shew forth 
the praises of the Lord. 

GRADUAL. Isa. 60. All they from Saba shall 
come, bringing gold and incense, and shall shew 



On the Octave of the Epiphany A 79 

forth the praises of the Lord. y. Arise and shine, 

Jerusalem: for the glory of the Lord is risen 
upon thee. 

Alleluia, alleluia, f. St. Matt. 2. We have seen 
his star in the East, and are come with offerings 
to worship the Lord. Alleluia. 

^ The Continuation of the HOLY GOSPEL 
according to John. St. John i. 29. 

A* that time: John seeth Jesus coming unto 
him, and saith: Behold the Lamb of God, 
which taketh away the sin of the world. This is 
he of whom I said : After me cometh a man which is 
preferred before me: for he was before me. And 

1 knew him not: but that he should be made 
manifest to Israel, therefore am I come baptizing 
with water. And John bare record, saying: I saw 
the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and 
it abode upon him. And I knew him not: but he 
that sent me to baptize with water, the same said 
unto me: Upon whom thou shalt see the Spirit 
descending, and remaining on him, the same is he 
which baptizeth with the Holy Ghost. And I saw, 
and bare record that this is the Son of God. 

The Creed is said. 

OFFERTORY. Ps. 72. The kings of Tharsis 
and of the isles shall give presents: the kings of 
Arabia and Saba shall bring gifts : all kings shall 
fall down before him, all nations shall do him 
service. 

SECRET. 

OLORD, who sufferest us to offer unto thee 
these our oblations, in remembrance of the 
manifestation of thine only-begotten Son: we 



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beseech thee mercifully to hear our prayers, and 
grant, that even as he is himself the author of these 
our gifts, so in his mercy he may likewise receive 
the same, even Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord, who 
liveth. 

COMMUNION. St. Matt. 2. We have seen his 
star in the East, and are come with offerings to 
worship the Lord. 

POSTCOMMUNION. 

T)REVENT us, O Lord, at all times and in all 
JL places with the light of thy heavenly grace: 
that, as thou hast vouchsafed to make us partakers 
of these holy mysteries, so we may understand 
them aright in purity of heart and receive them 
worthily with all godly and devout affection. 
Through. 

If From the Octave of the Epiphany until Feb. 2 
(except upon Doubles) after the Prayers of the Day 
are said the Prayers of St. Mary and for the Church 
or Chief Bishop. 

^ If the following Sunday or any other Sunday 
after Epiphany be superseded by Septuagesima, and 
there be no place for it after Pentecost in accordance 
with the rubrics, then it shall be anticipated on the 
previous Saturday with the privileges proper to the 
Sunday occurring and Glory be to God on high, 
Creed, Preface of the Holy Trinity, and Depart in 
peace, shall be said. 

THE SECOND SUNDAY AFTER 

THE EPIPHANY 
INTROIT. Omnis terra. Ps. 66. 

A,L the world shall worship thee, God : 
sing of thee, and praise thy Name, thou 



The Second Sunday after the Epiphany A 81 

most Highest. Ps. ibid. O be joyful in God, all ye 
lands, sing praises unto the honour of his Name : 
make his praise to be glorious, y. Glory be. 

Glory be to God on high is said on Sundays until 
Septuagesima : but it is not said on ferias when 
the Mass of Sunday is repeated. And this rule is to 
be observed of the season after Pentecost also. 

COLLECT. 

ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, who dost 
JL\. govern all things in heaven and earth: 
mercifully hear the supplications of thy people, 
and grant us thy peace all the days of our life. 
Through. 

COLLECT 2. Of St. Mary. 3. For the Church or 
for the Chief Bishop. 

The Lesson from the EPISTLE of blessed Paul 
the Apostle to the Romans. Rom. 12. 6. 

"DRETHREN: Having then gifts differing accord- 
-LJ ing to the grace that is given to us: whether 
prophecy, let us prophesy according to the pro 
portion of faith, or ministry, let us wait on our 
ministering, or he that teacheth, on teaching; 
or he that exhorteth, on exhortation: he that 
giveth, let him do it with simplicity, he that 
ruleth, with diligence, he that sheweth mercy, 
with cheerfulness. Let love be without dissimu 
lation. Abhor that which is evil, cleave to that 
which is good : Be kindly affectioned one to 
another with brotherly love: In honour preferring 
one another: Not slothful in business: Fervent in 
spirit: Serving the Lord : Rejoicing in hope: Patient 
in tribulation: Continuing instant in prayer: Dis 
tributing to the necessity of saints: Given to 



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hospitality. Bless them which persecute you: 
bless, and curse not. Rejoice with them that do 
rejoice, and weep with them that weep : Be of 
the same mind one towards another: Mind not 
high things, but condescend to men of low estate. 

GRADUAL. Ps. 107. The Lord sent his Word 
and healed them: and they were saved from their 
destruction. y. O that men would therefore 
praise the Lord for his goodness: and declare the 
wonders that he doeth for the children of men. 

Alleluia, alleluia. J. Ps. 148. Praise the 
Lord, all ye Angels of his : praise him all his host. 
Alelluia. 

]f And thus Alleluia with the verse after the Gradual 
is said from the Octave of the Epiphany until 
Septuagesima, and from the Octave of Pentecost 
until Advent, even within the week, when the Mass 
of Sunday is repeated. 

^ The Continuation of the HOLY GOSPEL 
according to John. St. John 2. i. 

A' that time: There was a marriage in Cana 
of Galilee: and the mother of Jesus was 
there. And both Jesus was called, and his disciples, 
to the marriage. And when they wanted wine, the 
mother of Jesus saith unto him: They have no 
wine. Jesus saith unto her: Woman, what have 
I to do with thee ? Mine hour is not yet come. His 
mother saith unto the servants: Whatsoever he 
saith unto you, do it. And there were set there six 
water-pots of stone, after the manner of the 
purifying of the Jews, containing two or three 
firkins apiece. Jesus saith unto them: Fill the 
water-pots with water. And they filled them up 
to the brim. And he saith unto them: Draw out 



The Second Sunday after the Epiphany A 83 

now, and bear unto the governor of the feast. And 
they bare it. When the ruler of the feast had 
tasted the water that was made wine, and knew not 
whence it was, (but the servants which drew the 
water knew:) the governor of the feast called the 
bridegroom, and saith unto him : Every man at the 
beginning doth set forth good wine, and when men 
have well drunk, then that which is worse: but 
thou hast kept the good wine until now. This 
beginning of miracles did Jesus in Cana of Galilee: 
and manifested forth his glory, and his disciples 
believed on him. 

The Creed is said. 

OFFERTORY. Ps. 66. be joyful in God, all 
ye lands : sing praises unto the honour of his Name : 
O come hither and hearken, all ye that fear God: 
and I will tell you what the Lord hath done for my 
soul, alleluia. 

SECRET. 

WE beseech thee, O Lord, that thou wouldest 
vouchsafe to sanctify these our oblations: 
and to cleanse us from the defilement of all our 
iniquities. Through. 

SECRET 2. Of St. Mary. 3. For the Church, or 
for the Chief Bishop. 

COMMUNION. St. John 2. The Lord saith 
unto them: Fill the water-pots with water, and 
bear unto the governor of the feast. When the 
ruler of the feast had tasted the water that was 
made wine, he saith unto the bridegroom: Thou 
hast kept the good wine until now. This beginning 
of miracles did Jesus before his disciples. 



A 84 The Third Sunday after the Epiphany 

POSTCOMMUNION. 

TNCREASE, O Lord, we pray thee, and multiply 
A upon us the operation of thine almighty power: 
that we, whom thou hast quickened with these 
heavenly sacraments, may by thy grace be made 
ready to receive the benefits which thou dost 
promise. Through. 

POSTCOMMUNION 2. Of St. Mary. 3. For the 
Church, or for the Chief Bishop. 

THE THIRD SUNDAY AFTER 

THE EPIPHANY 
INTROIT. Adorate Deum. Ps. 97. 
ALL ye Angels of God, fall down, and worship 
2\ before him : Sion heard of it, and re 
joiced, and the daughters of Judah were glad. Ps. 
ibid. The Lord is King, the earth may be glad 
thereof: yea, the multitude of the isles may be 
glad thereof. J. Glory be. 

COLLECT. 

ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, mercifully 
JT\. look upon our infirmities: and in all our 
dangers and necessities stretch forth thy right hand 
to help and defend us. Through. 

COLLECT 2. Of St. Mary. 3. For Church or 
Chief Bishop. 

The Lesson from the EPISTLE of blessed Paul 
the Apostle to the Romans. Rom. 12. 16. 

"ORETHREN: Be not wise in your own con- 
_D ceits: recompense to no man evil for evil. 
Provide things honest in the sight of all men. If it 



The Third Sunday after the Epiphany A 85 

be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably 
with all men. Dearly beloved, avenge not your 
selves: but rather give place unto wrath. For it 
is written: Vengeance is mine, I will repay, saith 
the Lord. Therefore, if thine enemy hunger, feed 
him: if he thirst, give him drink: for in so doing 
thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head. Be not 
overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good. 

GRADUAL. Ps. 102. The heathen shall fear 
thy Name, O Lord: and all the kings of the earth 
thy majesty, y. When the Lord shall build up 
Sion: and when his glory shall appear. 

Alleluia, alleluia, f. Ps. 97. The Lord is King, 
the earth may be glad thereof: yea, the multitude 
of the isles may be glad thereof. Alleluia. 

>J< The Continuation of the HOLY GOSPEL 
according to Matthew. St. Matt. 8. i. 

A that time: When Jesus was come down 
from the mountain, great multitudes fol 
lowed him. And behold, there came a leper and 
worshipped him, saying: Lord, if thou wilt, thou 
canst make me clean. And Jesus put forth his 
hand, and touched him, saying: I will, be thou 
clean. And immediately his leprosy was cleansed. 
And Jesus saith unto him: See thou tell no man, 
but go thy way, shew thyself to the priest, and 
offer the gift that Moses commanded for a testi 
mony unto them. And when Jesus was entered 
into Capernaum, there came unto him a centurion 
beseeching him, and saying: Lord, my servant 
lieth at home sick of the palsy, grievously tor 
mented. And Jesus saith unto him: I will come 
and heal him. The centurion answered and said: 



A 86 The Third Sunday after the Epiphany 

Lord, I am not worthy that thou shouldest come 
under my roof: but speak the word only, and my 
servant shall be healed. For I am a man under 
authority, having soldiers under me. And I say 
unto this man: Go, and he goeth, and to another: 
Come, and he cometh: and to my servant: Do this, 
and he doeth it. When Jesus heard it, he marvelled, 
and said to them that followed: Verily I say unto 
you, I have not found so great faith, no not in 
Israel. And I say unto you, That many shall come 
from the east and west, and shall sit down with 
Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, in the kingdom 
of heaven: but the children of the kingdom shall 
be cast out into outer darkness. There shall be 
weeping and gnashing of teeth. And Jesus said 
unto the centurion: Go thy way, and as thou hast 
believed, so be it done unto thee. And his servant 
was healed in the self-same hour. 

The Creed is said. 

OFFERTORY. Ps. 118. The right hand of the 
Lord hath the pre-eminence, the right hand of the 
Lord bringeth mighty things to pass : I shall not die, 
but live, and declare the works of the Lord. 

SECRET. 

GRANT, O Lord, we pray thee, that this oblation 
may in such wise cleanse us from all our 
sins : that we thy servants, being sanctified both in 
body and soul, may worthily offer unto thee this 
our sacrifice. Through. 

SECRET 2. Of St. Mary. 3. For Church or 
Chief Bishop. 

COMMUNION. St. Luke 4. All wondered at the 
gracious words which proceeded out of his mouth. 



The Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany A 87 

POSTCOMMUNION. 

O LORD, -who hast vouchsafed unto us to be 
made partakers of so great a mystery: we 
humbly beseech thee, that thou wouldest render 
us worthy thereby to enjoy the benefits of the same. 
Through. 

POSTCOMMUNION 2. Of St. Mary. 3. For the 
Church, or for the Chief Bishop. 

THE FOURTH SUNDAY AFTER 

THE EPIPHANY 
INTROIT. Adorate Deum. Ps. 97. 

A,L ye Angels of God, fall down, and worship 
before him: Sion heard of it, and rejoiced: 
and the daughters of Judah were glad. Ps. ibid. 
The Lord is King, the earth may be glad thereof : 
yea, the multitude of the isles may be glad thereof. 
y. Glory be. 

COLLECT. 

OGOD, who knowest us to be set in the midst 
of so many and great dangers, that by reason 
of the frailty of our nature we cannot always stand 
upright: grant to us such strength and protection, 
as may support us in all dangers, and carry us 
through all temptations. Through. 

COLLECT 2. Of St. Mary. 3. For Church or 
Chief Bishop. 

But if this Sunday comes after the Feast of the 
Purification, the second Collect is to ask the prayers 
of the Saints, and the Third Collect is at the 
Priest's discretion. 



A 88 The Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany 

The Lesson from the EPISTLE of blessed Paul 
the Apostle to the Romans. Rom. 13. i. 

T>RETHREN: Let every soul be subject unto 
J3 the higher powers. For there is no power 
but of God : the powers that be are ordained of God. 
Whosoever therefore resisteth the power re- 
sisteth the ordinance of God. And they that resist 
shall receive to themselves damnation. For rulers 
are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. 
Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power ? Do that 
which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the 
same. For he is the minister of God to thee for 
good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid, 
for he beareth not the sword in vain. For he is the 
minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon 
him that doeth evil. Wherefore ye must needs be 
subject, not only for wrath, but also for conscience 
sake. For for this cause pay ye tribute also, for 
they are God's ministers, attending continually upon 
this very thing. Render therefore to all their dues, 
tribute to whom tribute is due, custom to whom 
custom, fear to whom fear, honour to whom honour. 

GRADUAL. Ps. 102. The heathen shall fear 
thy Name, O Lord : and all the kings of the earth 
thy majesty, f. When the Lord shall build up 
Sion : and when his glory shall appear. 

Alleluia, alleluia. J. Ps. 97. The Lord is King, 
the earth may be glad thereof: yea, the multitude 
of the isles may be glad thereof. Alleluia. 

>J< The Continuation of the HOLY GOSPEL 
according to Matthew. St. Matt. 8. 23. 

AT that time: When Jesus was entered into a 
JLJL ship : his disciples followed him. And behold, 



The Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany A 89 

there arose a great tempest in the sea, insomuch 
that the ship was covered with the waves: but he 
was asleep. And his disciples came to him, and 
awoke him, saying: Lord, save us, we perish. And 
he saith unto them: Why are ye fearful, ye of 
little faith ? Then he arose, and rebuke^ the winds 
and the sea, and there was a great calm. But the 
men marvelled, saying: What manner of man is 
this, that even the winds and the sea obey him ? 
And when he was come to the other side into the 
country of the Gergesenes, there met him two 
possessed with devils, coming out of the tombs, 
exceeding fierce, so that no man might pass by that 
way. And behold, they cried out, saying: What 
have we to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of God ? 
Art thou come hither to torment us before the 
time ? And there was a good way off from them 
an herd of many swine, feeding. So the devils 
besought him, saying: If thou cast us out, suffer 
us to go away into the herd of swine. And he said 
unto them : Go. And when they were come out, they 
went into the herd of swine : and behold, the whole 
herd of swine ran violently down a steep place into 
the sea, and perished in the waters. And they that 
kept them fled, and went their ways into the city, and 
told every thing, and what was befallen to the 
possessed of the devils. And behold, the whole city 
came out to meet Jesus : and when they saw him, they 
besought him, that he would depart out of their coasts. 

The Creed is said. 

OFFERTORY. Ps. 118. The right hand of the 
Lord hath the pre-eminence, the right hand of the 
Lord bringeth mighty things to pass: I shall not 
die, but live, and declare the works of the Lord. 



A 90 The Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany 

SECRET. 

GRANT, we beseech thee, Almighty God: that 
the frailty of our mortal nature may by this 
oblation of our sacrifice, be cleansed from all 
iniquity and defended against all temptations. 
Through. 

SECRET 2. Of St. Mary. 3. For Church or 
Chief Bishop. 

COMMUNION. St. Luke 4. All wondered at the 
gracious words which proceeded out of his mouth. 

POSTCOMMUNION. 

OGOD, who hast here bestowed upon us the 
bounty of thy heavenly gifts: grant, we 
beseech thee, that by the same we may be freed 
from all carnal and earthly desires, and ever 
strengthened by thy heavenly refreshment. Through. 
POSTCOMMUNION 2. Of St. Mary. 3. For 
Church or Chief Bishop. 

THE FIFTH SUNDAY AFTER 

THE EPIPHANY 
INTROIT. Adorate Deum. Ps. 97. 

ALL ye Angels of God, fall down, and worship 
before him: Sion heard of it, and rejoiced: 
and the daughters of Judah were glad. Ps. ibid. 
The Lord is King, the earth may be glad thereof: 
yea, the multitude of the isles may be glad thereof. 
y. Glory be. 

COLLECT. 

OLORD, we beseech thee to keep thy Church 
and household continually in thy true 
religion : that they who do lean only upon the hope 



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of thy heavenly grace may evermore be defended 
by thy mighty power. Through. 

COLLECT 2. Of the Saints. 3. Ad lib. 

The Lesson from the EPISTLE of blessed Paul 
the Apostle to the Colossians. Col. 3. 12. 

T^RETHREN: Put on therefore, as the elect of 
1J God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, 
kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, long- 
suffering: forbearing one another, and forgiving 
one another, if any man have a quarrel against any. 
Even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye. And 
above all these things put on charity, which is the 
bond of perfectness. And let the peace of God rule 
in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in 
one body: and be ye thankful. Let the word of 
Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and 
admonishing one another in psalms, and hymns, and 
spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to 
the Lord. And whatsoever ye do, in word or deed, 
do all in the Name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks 
to God and the Father through Jesus Christ our Lord. 

GRADUAL. Ps. 102. The heathen shall fear thy 
Name, O Lord: and all the kings of the earth thy 
majesty, y. When the Lord shall build up Sion: 
and when his glory shall appear. 

Alleluia, alleluia, y. Ps. 97. The Lord is King, 
the earth may be glad thereof: yea, the multitude 
of the isles may be glad thereof. Alleluia. 

>J< The Continuation of the HOLY GOSPEL 
according to Matthew. St. Matt. 13. 24. 

A? that time: Jesus spake this parable unto 
the multitudes : The kingdom of heaven is 
likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his 
field. But while men slept, his enemy came and 



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sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way. 
But when the blade was sprung up, and brought 
forth fruit, then appeared the tares also. So the 
servants of the householder came, and said unto 
him : Sir, didst thou not sow good seed in thy field ? 
From whence then hath it tares ? He said unto 
them: An enemy hath done this. The servants 
said unto him: Wilt thou then that we go and 
gather them up ? But he said : Nay ; lest while ye 
gather up the tares : ye root up also the wheat with 
them. Let both grow together until the harvest : and 
in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers : Gather 
ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles 
to burn them : but gather the wheat into my barn. 

The Creed is said. 

OFFERTORY. Ps. 118. The right hand of the 
Lord hath the pre-eminence, the right hand of the 
Lord bringeth mighty things to pass : I shall not 
die, but live, and declare the works of the Lord. 

SECRET. 

ACCEPT, Lord, we pray thee, this sacrifice 
which we offer unto thee for the propitiation 
of our sins: that we, which have gone astray by 
reason of our frailty, may be pardoned by thy mercy 
and guided by thy power. Through. 
SECRET 2. Of the Saints. 3. Ad lib. 
COMMUNION. St. Luke 4. All wondered at the 
gracious words which proceeded out of his mouth. 

POSTCOMMUNION. 

GRANT, we beseech thee, Almighty God: that 
as in these holy mysteries we have received 
the token of our redemption, so we may effectually 
be brought to the fulfilment of the same. Through. 
POSTCOMMUNION 2. Of the Saints. 3. Ad lib. 



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THE SIXTH SUNDAY AFTER THE 

EPIPHANY 
INTROIT. Adorate Deum. Ps. 97. 

A,L ye Angels of God, fall down, and worship 
before him: Sion heard of it, and re 
joiced, and the daughters of Judah were glad. Ps. 
ibid. The Lord is King, the earth may be glad 
thereof: yea, the multitude of the isles may be 
glad thereof. J. Glory be. 

COLLECT. 

OGOD, whose blessed Son was manifested that 
he might destroy the works of the devil, and 
make us the sons of God, and heirs of eternal life: 
grant us, we beseech thee, that, having this hope, 
we may purify ourselves, even as he is pure; that 
when he shall appear again with power and great 
glory, we may be made like unto him in his eternal 
and glorious kingdom ; where with thee, O Father, 
and thee, Holy Ghost, he liveth. 

COLLECT 2. Of the Saints. 3. Ad lib. 

The Lesson from the first EPISTLE of blessed 
John the Apostle. i. St. John 3. i. 

DEARLY beloved: Behold, what manner of 
love the Father hath bestowed upon us, 
that we should be called the sons of God : therefore 
the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not. 
Beloved, now are we the sons of God: and it doth 
not yet appear what we shall be. But we know, 
that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him: 
for we shall see him as he is. And every man that 
hath this hope in him, purifieth himself, even as 
he is pure. Whosoever committeth sin trans- 



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gresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression 
of the law. And ye know that he was manifested 
to take away our sins : and in him is no sin. Who 
soever abideth in him sinneth not: whosoever 
sinneth hath not seen him, neither known him. 
Little children, let no man deceive you. He that 
doeth righteousness is righteous: even as he is 
righteous. He that committeth sin is of the devil: 
for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For 
this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that 
he might destroy the works of the devil. 

GRADUAL. Ps. 102. The heathen shall fear 
thy Name, O Lord : and all the kings of the earth 
thy majesty, y. When the Lord shall build up 
Sion : and when his glory shall appear. 

Alleluia, alleluia, y. Ps. 97. The Lord is King, 
the earth may be glad thereof: yea, the multitude 
of the isles may be glad thereof. Alleluia. 

^ The Continuation of the HOLY GOSPEL 
according to Matthew. St. Matt. 24. 23. 

A? that time: Jesus said unto his disciples : 
Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here 
is Christ, or there, believe it not. For there shall 
arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall 
shew great signs and wonders: insomuch that 
(if it were possible) they shall deceive the very elect. 
Behold, I have told you before. Wherefore, if they 
shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the desert: go 
not forth. Behold, he is in the secret chambers: 
believe it not. For as the lightning cometh out of 
the east, and shineth even unto the west, so shall 
also the coming of the Son of Man be. For where 
soever the carcase is, there will the eagles be 
gathered together. Immediately after the tribu- 



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lation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and 
the moon shall not give her light: and the stars 
shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the 
heavens shall be shaken. And then shall appear 
the sign of the Son of Man in heaven, and then 
shall all the tribes of the earth mourn. And they 
shall see the Son of Man coming in the clouds of 
heaven, with power and great glory. And he shall 
send his Angels with a great sound of a trumpet: 
and they shall gather together his elect from the 
four winds, from one end of heaven to the other. 

The Creed is said. 

OFFERTORY. Ps. 118. The right hand of the 
Lord hath the pre-eminence, the right hand of the 
Lord bringeth mighty things to pass: I shall not 
die, but live, and declare the works of the Lord. 

SECRET. 

RANT, O Lord, we pray thee, that this oblation 
may evermore cleanse and regenerate, govern 
and defend us. Through. 

SECRET 2. Of the Saints. 3. Aa lib. 

COMMUNION. St. Luke 4. All wondered at the 
gracious words which proceeded out of his mouth. 

POSTCOMMUNION. 

OLORD, who hast fulfilled us with thy heavenly 
delights : grant, we beseech thee ; that we 
may ever earnestly seek after those things whereby 
we truly live. Through. 

POSTCOMMUNION 2. Of the Saints. 3. Ad lib. 



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THE SUNDAY 

CALLED SEPTUAGESIMA OR THE 
THIRD SUNDAY BEFORE LENT 

Station at St. Lawrence without the Walls. 

INTROIT. Circumdederunt. Ps. 18. 

THE sorrows of death compassed me, the 
pains of hell gat hold upon me: and in my 
tribulation I made my prayer unto the Lord, and 
he regarded my supplication out of his holy temple. 
Ps. ibid. I will love thee, O Lord my strength: 
the Lord is my stony rock, my fortress, and my 
Saviour, f. Glory be. 

Tf Glory be to God on high shall not be said from 
this day forth except on Maunday Thursday and 
Holy Saturday, and on days when the Mass of a 
Feast is appointed to be said. 

COLLECT. 

OLORD, we beseech thee favourably to hear 
the prayers of thy people: that we, who are 
justly punished for our offences, may be merci 
fully delivered by thy goodness, for the glory of 
thy Name. Through. 

Of the Saints. COLLECT. 

DEFEND us, O Lord, we beseech thee, from all 
dangers both of body and soul : and at the 
intercession of the blessed and glorious ever-Virgin 
Mary, Mother of God, of blessed Joseph, of thy holy 
Apostles Peter and Paul, of blessed [George] and 
of all thy Saints, grant us thy saving health and 
peace ; that being defended from all adversities 



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and all false doctrines, thy Church may serve thee 
in freedom and quietness. 

The third Collect at the Priest's discretion. 

Tf So shall the second and third Collects be said 
from the feast of the Purification unto the Tuesday 
before Ash Wednesday, except on double feasts, 
unless Septuagesima fall before the feast of the 
Purification or upon it : and then the Collects shall 
be said as on the Second Sunday after the Epiphany, 
of St. Mary, and for the Church or for the Chief 
Bishop. And so shall it be observed on Sezagesima 
and, Quinquagesima. 

Of St. Mary. COLLECT. 

OGOD, who by the child-bearing of a pure 
Virgin hast bestowed upon all mankind the 
rewards of everlasting life : grant, we beseech thee, 
that we may know the succour of her intercession, 
through whom we have been found worthy to 
receive the author of all life. 

For the Church. COLLECT. 

WE beseech thee, O Lord, mercifully to hear 
the prayers of thy people : that being 
delivered from all adversities and all false doctrines 
thy Church may serve thee in freedom and quiet 
ness. Through. 

Or for the Chief Bishop. COLLECT. 

OGOD, the pastor and governour of them that 
put their trust in thee, look down in mercy 
on thy servant, N., whom thou hast chosen to be 
pastor and ruler of thy Church: grant unto him, 
we beseech thee, to be in word and conversation a 
wholesome example to the people committed to his 



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charge; that he with them may attain at last to 
the crown of everlasting life. Through. 

The Lesson from the former EPISTLE of blessed 
Paul the Apostle to the Corinthians, i Cor. 9. 24. 

T)RETHREN: Know ye not that they which 
JD run in a race run all, but one receiveth the 
prize ? So run, that ye may obtain. And every 
man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in 
all things. Now they do it to obtain a corruptible 
crown ; but we an incorruptible. I therefore so run, 
not as uncertainly; so fight I, not as one that 
beateth the air: but I keep under my body, and 
bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, 
when I have preached to others, I myself should be 
a castaway. 

GRADUAL. Ps. 9. The Lord will be a refuge 
in the time of trouble: and they that know thy 
Name will put their trust in thee: for thou, Lord, 
hast never failed them that seek thee. f. For the 
poor shall not always be forgotten: the patient 
abiding of the meek shall not perish for ever : up, 
Lord, and let not man have the upper hand. 

TRACT. Ps. 130. Out of the deep have I called 
unto thee, O Lord : Lord, hear my voice, y . O let 
thine ears consider well: the voice of my com 
plaint, y. If thou, Lord, wilt be extreme to mark 
what is done amiss: Lord, who may abide it ? 
y. For there is mercy with thee: therefore shalt 
thou be feared. 

^ The Continuation of the HOLY GOSPEL 
according to Matthew. St. Matt. 20. i. 

AT that time: Jesus spake this parable unto 
his disciples: The kingdom of heaven is 



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like unto a man that is an householder, which went 
out early in the morning to hire labourers into his 
vineyard. And when he had agreed with the 
labourers for a penny a day, he sent them into his 
vineyard. And he went out about the third hour, 
and saw others standing idle in the marketplace, 
and said unto them: Go ye also into the vineyard, 
and whatsoever is right I will give you. And they 
went their way. Again he went out about the sixth 
and ninth hour, and did likewise. And about the 
eleventh hour he went out, and found others stand 
ing idle, and saith unto them: Why stand ye here 
all the day idle ? They say unto him: Because no 
man hath hired us. He saith unto them: Go ye 
also into the vineyard; and whatsoever is right, 
that shall ye receive. So when even was come, 
the lord of the vineyard saith unto his steward: 
Call the labourers, and give them their hire, be 
ginning from the last unto the first. And when they 
came that were hired about the eleventh hour, they 
received every man a penny. But when the first 
came, they supposed that they should have received 
more; and they likewise received every man a 
penny. And when they had received it, they mur 
mured against the goodman of the house, saying: 
These last have wrought but one hour, and thou 
hast made them equal unto us, which have borne 
the burden and heat of the day. But he answered 
one of them, and said : Friend, I do thee no wrong : 
didst not thou agree with me for a penny ? Take 
that thine is, and go thy way : I will give unto this 
last, even as unto thee. Is it not lawful for me to 
do what I will with mine own ? Is thine eye evil, 
because I am good ? So the last shall be first, 



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and the first last: for many be called, but few 
chosen. 

The Creed is said. 

OFFERTORY. Ps. 92. It is a good thing to 
give thanks unto the Lord, and to sing praises 
unto thy Name, O Most Highest. 

SECRET. 

WE beseech thee, O Lord, graciously to accept 
these our prayers and oblations: that we 
being cleansed by these heavenly mysteries, may 
obtain of thy great mercy the fulfilment of all our 
desires. Through. 

Of the Saints. SECRET. 

RACIOUSLY hear us, O God of our salvation, 
and by the power of this Sacrament defend 
us from all dangers both of body and soul : granting 
us in this world the succour of thy grace, and in 
the world to come life everlasting. 

The third Secret at the Priest's discretion. 

If But if Septuagesima comes before or on the feast 
of the Purification the second Secret shall be of 
St. Mary. 

Of St. Mary. SECRET. 

WE beseech thee, Lord, that by the bountiful 
goodness of thy mercy, and by the inter 
cession of blessed Mary ever-Virgin, these our 
oblations may be acceptable in thy sight : that we, 
being delivered in this present life from all adver 
sities, may obtain in that which is to come peace 
everlasting. 



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Far the Church. SECRET. 

DEFEND, O Lord, we pray thee, us thy servants: 
that we cleaving fast to things heavenly may 
faithfully serve thee both in body and soul. 
Through. 

Or for the Chief Bishop. SECRET. 

WE beseech thee, O Lord, mercifully to accept 
these our oblations : granting unto N., thy 
servant, that like as thou hast chosen him to be 
pastor and ruler of thy Church, so he may be 
governed evermore by thy defence. Through. 

COMMUNION. Ps. 31. Shew thy servant the 
light of thy countenance, and save me for thy 
mercy's sake: let me not be confounded, O Lord, 
for I have called upon thee. 

POSTCOMMUNION. 

QTRENGTHEN, O Lord, we pray thee, with 
O these thy gifts the wills of thy faithful people: 
that we receiving the same may seek them more 
earnestly, and seeking the same may obtain them 
everlastingly. Through. 

Of the Saints. POSTCOMMUNION. 

GRANT, we beseech thee, O Lord, that the 
gifts now offered by us in these holy mysteries 
may evermore cleanse and defend us: that at the 
intercession of the blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of 
God, of blessed Joseph, of thy holy Apostles Peter 
and Paul, of blessed [George] and of all thy Saints, we 
may be absolved from all our offences and defended 
against all adversities. 



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The third shall be at the Priest's discretion. 

Before the Purification the second Postcommunion 
shall be of St. Mary. 

Of St. Mary. POSTCOMMUNION. 
f^RANT, O Lord, we pray thee that this holy 
VJT Communion may cleanse us from all our 
sins : that, at the intercession of the blessed Virgin 
Mary, Mother of God, we may attain thereby to the 
fellowship of him who is the healer of our souls. 

For the Church. POSTCOMMUNION. 

GRANT we beseech thee, O Lord our God: 
that we whom thou hast made partakers 
of heavenly gladness, may by thee be defended 
from all earthly perils. Through. 

Or for the Chief Bishop. POSTCOMMUNION. 

DEFEND us, O Lord, we beseech thee, who 
have here received these holy mysteries : and 
grant that thy servant, N., whom thou hast chosen 
to be pastor and ruler of thy Church, together with 
the flock committed to his charge, may thereby be 
preserved and strengthened against all adversities. 
Through. 

y. Let us bless the Lord. 
R/. Thanks be to God. 

THE SUNDAY 

CALLED SEXAGESIMA OR THE 
SECOND SUNDAY BEFORE LENT 

Station at St. Pauls. 

INTROIT. Exsurge. Ps. 44. 

UP, Lord, why sleepest thou ? Awake, and be 
not absent from us for ever : wherefore 



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hidest thou thy face ? and forgettest our misery 
and trouble ? Our belly cleaveth unto the ground : 
arise, and help us, and deliver us. Ps. ibid. O God, 
we have heard with our ears : our fathers have 
declared unto us. y. Glory be. 

COLLECT. 

OLORD GOD, who seest that we put not our 
trust in anything that we do: mercifully 
grant that by thy power we may be defended 
against all adversity. Through. 

The other Collects as on Septuagesima Sunday. 

The Lesson from the latter EPISTLE of blessed 
Paul the Apostle to the Corinthians. 

2 Cor. n. 19. 

BRETHREN: Ye suffer fools gladly: seeing 
ye yourselves are wise. For ye suffer, if a 
man bring you into bondage, if a man devour you, 
if a man take of you, if a man exalt himself, if a 
man smite you on the face. I speak as concerning 
reproach, as though we had been weak. Howbeit 
whereinsoever any is bold (I speak foolishly), I am 
bold also. Are they Hebrews ? so am I. Are 
they Israelites ? so am I. Are they the seed of 
Abraham ? so am I. Are they ministers of Christ ? 
(I speak as a fool) I am more; in labours more 
abundant, in stripes above measure, in prisons 
more frequent, in deaths oft. Of the Jews five 
times received I forty stripes save one. Thrice was 
I beaten with rods, once was I stoned, thrice I 
suffered shipwreck, a night and a day I have been 
in the deep; in journeyings often; in perils of 
waters ; in perils of robbers ; in perils by mine own 
countrymen ; in perils by the heathen ; in perils in 



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the city ; in perils in the wilderness ; in perils in 
the sea ; in perils among false brethren ; in weariness 
and painfulness ; in watchings often ; in hunger and 
thirst; in fastings often; in cold and nakedness. 
Besides those things that are without, that which 
cometh upon me daily, the care of all the churches. 
Who is weak, and I am not weak ? who is offended, 
and I burn not ? If I must needs glory, I will 
glory of the things which concern mine infirmities. 
The God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which 
is blessed for evermore, knoweth that I lie not. 

GRADUAL. Ps. 83. Let the heathen know that 
thou, whose Name is Jehovah: art only the Most 
Highest over all the earth, y. O my God, make 
them like unto a wheel : and as the stubble before 
the wind. 

TRACT. Ps. 60. Thou hast moved the land, 
O Lord, and divided it. y. Heal the sores thereof, for 
it shaketh. y. That they may triumph because 
of the truth : that thy beloved may be delivered. 

^ The Continuation of the HOLY GOSPEL 
according to Luke. St. Luke 8. 4. 

AT that time : When much people were gathered 
together, and were come to Jesus out of every 
city, he spake by a parable: A sowef went out to 
sow his seed: and as he sowed, some fell by the 
way side ; and it was trodden down, and the fowls 
of the air devoured it. And some fell upon a rock ; 
and as soon as it was sprung up, it withered away, 
because it lacked moisture. And some fell among 
thorns; and the thorns sprang up with it, and 
choked it. And other fell on good ground, and 
sprang up, and bare fruit an hundredfold. And 
when he had said these things, he cried: He that 



Sexagesima Sunday A 105 

hath ears to hear, let him hear. And his disciples 
asked him, saying: What might this parable be ? 
And he said: Unto you it is given to know the 
mysteries of the kingdom of God: but to others 
in parables; that seeing they might not see, and 
hearing they might not understand. Now the 
parable is this: The seed is the word of God. 
Those by the way side are they that hear; then 
cometh the devil, and taketh away the word out 
of their hearts, lest they should believe and be 
saved. They on the rock are they, which, when 
they hear, receive the word with joy; and these 
have no root, which for a while believe, and in 
time of temptation fall away. And that which 
fell among thorns are they, which, when they have 
heard, go forth, and are choked with cares and 
riches and pleasures of this life, and bring no fruit 
to perfection. But that on the good ground are 
they, which in an honest and good heart, having 
heard the word, keep it, and bring forth fruit with 
patience. 

The Creed is said. 

OFFERTORY. Ps. 17. hold thou up my 
goings in thy paths, that my footsteps slip not: 
incline thine ear to me, and hearken unto my 
words: shew thy marvellous loving-kindness, 6 
Lord, thou that art the Saviour of them which 
put their trust in thee. 

SECRET. 

WE beseech thee, O Lord, that this sacrifice, 
which we offer unto thee, may evermore 
avail to quicken and defend us. Through. 

The other Secrets as on Septuagesima Sunday. 



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COMMUNION. Ps. 43. I will go unto the altar 
of God: even unto the God of my joy and gladness. 

POSTCOMMUNION. 

WE humbly beseech thee, Almighty God : that 
we whom thou dost vouchsafe to regenerate 
with thy holy sacraments ; may continually serve 
thee in all virtuous and godly living. Through. 
Other Postcommunions as on Septuagesima Sunday. 
y. Let us bless the Lord. 
R/. Thanks be to God. 

THE SUNDAY 

CALLED QUINQUAGESIMA OR THE 
SUNDAY NEXT BEFORE LENT 

Station at St. Peter's. 

INTROIT. Esto mihi. Ps. 31. 

BE thou my strong rock, and house of defence, 
that thou mayest save me : for thou art my 
strong rock, and my castle : be thou also my guide, 
and lead me for thy Name's sake. Ps. ibid. In 
thee, O Lord, have I put my trust, let me never be 
put to confusion : but rid me and deliver me in thy 
righteousness, y. Glory be. 

COLLECT. 

OLORD, who hast taught us that all our 
doings without charity are nothing worth: 
send thy Holy Ghost, and pour into our hearts 
that most excellent gift of charity, the very bond 
of peace and of all virtues, without which whoso 
ever liveth is counted dead before thee. Through 
... in the unity of the same Spirit. 

The other Collects as on Septuagesima Sunday. 



Quinquagesima Sunday A 107 

The Lesson from the former EPISTLE of blessed 
Paul the Apostle to the Corinthians, i Cor. 13. i. 

T)RETHREN: Though I speak with the tongues 
JD of men and of Angels, and have not charity, 
I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling 
cymbal. And though I have the gift of prophecy, 
and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge: 
and though I have all faith, so that I could remove 
mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing. 
And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, 
and though I give my body to be burned, and have 
not charity, it profiteth me nothing. Charity 
suffereth long, and is kind: charity envieth not, 
charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up, doth 
not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, 
is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil, rejoiceth 
not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth: beareth 
all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, 
endureth all things. Charity never faileth: but 
whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; 
whether there be tongues, they shall cease ; whether 
there be knowledge, it shall vanish away. For we 
know in part, and we prophesy in part. But when 
that which is perfect is come, then that which is 
in part shall be done away. When I was a child, 
I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought 
as a child: but when I became a man, I put away 
childish things. For now we see through a glass, 
darkly: but then face to face. Now I know in part; 
but then shall I know even as also I am known. 
And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; 
but the greatest of these is charity. 

GRADUAL. Ps. 77. Thou art the God, that 
doeth wonders: and hast declared thy power among 



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the people, y. Thou hast mightily delivered thy 
people: even the sons of Jacob and Joseph. 

TRACT. Ps. 100. O be joyful in the Lord, 
all ye lands: serve the Lord with gladness. 
y. Come before his presence with a song : be ye 
sure that the Lord, he is God. 

y. It is he that hath made us and not we our 
selves: we are his people and the sheep of his 
pasture. 

^ The Continuation of the HOLY GOSPEL 
according to Luke. St. Luke 18. 31. 

A? that time: Jesus took unto him the twelve, 
and said unto them: Behold, we go up to 
Jerusalem, and all things that are written by the 
prophets concerning the Son ojf man shall be 
accomplished. For he shall be delivered unto the 
Gentiles, and shall be mocked, and spitefully en 
treated, and spitted on: and they shall scourge 
him, and put him to death: and the third day he 
shall rise again. And they understood none of 
these things: and this saying was hid from them, 
neither knew they the things which were spoken. 
And it came to pass, that as he was come nigh unto 
Jericho, a certain blind man sat by the way side 
begging: and hearing the multitude pass by, he 
asked what it meant. And they told him: that 
Jesus of Nazareth passeth by. And he cried, saying: 
Jesus, thou son of David, have mercy on me. 
And they which went before rebuked him, that he 
should hold his peace: but he cried so much the 
more: Thou son of David, have mercy on me. 
And Jesus stood, and commanded him to be brought 
unto him: and when he was come near, he asked 
him, saying: What wilt thou that I shall do unto 



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thee ? And he said: Lord, that I may receive my 
sight. And Jesus said unto him: Receive thy sight: 
thy faith hath saved thee. And immediately he 
received his sight, and followed him, glorifying 
God: and all the people, when they saw it, gave 
praise unto God. 

OFFERTORY. Ps. 119. Blessed art thou, O 
Lord, O teach me thy statutes : with my lips have 
I been telling of all the judgments of thy mouth. 

SECRET. 

GRANT, Lord, we pray thee that this oblation 
may in such wise cleanse us from all our sins : 
that we, thy servants, being sanctified both in body 
and soul, may worthily offer unto thee this our 
sacrifice. Through. 

The other Secrets as on Septuagesima Sunday. 

COMMUNION. Ps. 78. They did eat and were 
well filled, for the Lord gave them their own desire : 
they were not disappointed of their lust. 



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POSTCOMMUNION. 

E beseech thee, Almighty God : that we 
who have received this heavenly food, may 
thereby be defended against all adversities. Through. 

The other Postcommunions as on Septuagesima 
Sunday. 

y. Let us bless the Lord. 
R/. Thanks be to God. 



A no Ash Wednesday 

THE FIRST DAY OF LENT 

COMMONLY CALLED 

ASH WEDNESDAY 

Before Mass shall be blessed ashes made of 
branches of olive or other trees blessed in the year 
foregoing; and the blessing shall be done in this 
manner : 

Tf The office being said, the Priest, wearing a 
purple cope, or without a chasuble (the Ministers 
being vested in like manner), shall go to bless the 
ashes, which shall be set in a vessel on the Altar. 
And first the choir shall sing the Antiphon 
following. 

Ps. 69. 

HEAR me, O Lord, for thy loving-kindness is 
comfortable: turn thee unto me according 
to the multitude of thy mercies. 

Ps. ibid. Save me, O God, for the waters are 
come in even unto my soul. 
y. Glory be. 

Then shall be repeated the Antiphon Hear me. 

Then the Priest, standing at the Epistle corner 
without turning to the people, and with hands joined 
(which shall be observed in like manner in the prayers 
appointed for all blessings) shall say : 

y. The Lord be with you. 
R/. And with thy spirit. 

Let us pray. PRAYER. 

ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, we beseech 
j[Y thee to spare them that are penitent, and to 
be favourable to them that call upon thee. Vouch- 



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safe, we pray thee, to send thy holy Angel from 
heaven to bl^ess and sanc^tify these ashes, that 
they may be a wholesome medicine to all them that 
humbly call upon thy holy Name, who in their 
consciences by sin are accused, who in the sight of 
thy heavenly mercy bewail their sins, and earnestly 
and meekly implore thy gracious loving-kindness. 
And we beseech thee to grant to all them that call 
upon thy holy Name, that being sprinkled with 
these ashes for the remission of their sins, they 
may be preserved evermore both in body and soul. 
Through Christ our Lord. R/. Amen. 

Let us pray. 

OGOD, who wouldest not the death of a sinner, 
but rather that he should turn from his wicked 
ness and live: we beseech thee to have compassion 
on the frailty of our mortal nature, and of thy 
goodness to bl^ess these ashes now to be set upon 
our heads for a token of humility and for the 
remission of our sins: that we, acknowledging our 
selves to be but dust and ashes, and that by reason 
of our vileness we must return unto the same, may 
of thy mercy be found worthy to obtain the pardon 
of our offences and the reward that thou dost 
promise to them that are penitent. Through Christ 
our Lord. R/. Amen. 

Let us pray. 

OGOD, who turnest unto them that abase 
themselves and art favourable unto them 
that offer atonement : incline thy merciful ear unto 
our prayers; and of thy pity pour forth upon the 
heads of thy servants now sprinkled with these 
ashes the grace of thy heavenly benediction: that 



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they being filled with the spirit of true repentance 
may effectually obtain those things that they have 
asked according to thy will. And we beseech thee 
to ordain that we, being stablished in these thy 
blessings, may cleave unto the same to life ever 
lasting. Through Christ our Lord. R/. Amen. 

Let us pray. 

A LMIGHTY and everlasting God, who upon the 
*T\. people of Nineveh, repenting in dust and 
ashes, didst bestow the healing of thy loving- 
kindness : mercifully grant, that we, who now do 
imitate them in outward fashion, may be made like 
unto them in the obtaining of thy pardon. 
Through. 

If Then shall the Priest, setting incense in the 
censer, sprinkle the ashes thrice with holy water, 
saying the Antiphon Thou shalt purge, without 
singing and not saying the Psalm; and he shall 
cense them thrice. 

Thereafter the first of the Priests that are present 
shall draw near to the Altar and set ashes on the head 
of the Celebrant, who shall not genuflect. But if 
none be present, the Celebrant himself, kneeling afore 
the Altar, shall set ashes on his own head, saying 
nothing. And forthwith the Choir shall sing the 
Antiphon. 

Joel 2. Let us change our raiment for sackcloth 
and ashes: let us fast and mourn before the Lord: 
for our God is merciful to forgive us our sins. 

Another Antiphon. Ibid. Let the priests, the 
ministers of the Lord, weep between the porch and 
the altar, and let them say: Spare, O Lord, spare 



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thy people, and shut not up, O Lord, the mouths 
of them that praise thee. 

Then shall follow this Respond. 

Esther 13. Joel 2. Let us amend the sins that 
in our ignorance we have committed: lest the day 
of death come upon us suddenly, and we find no 
place for repentance though we seek it. * Hear, 
Lord, and have mercy, for we have sinned against 
thee. 

y. Ps. 79. Help us, O God of our salvation: for 
the glory of thy Name deliver us, O Lord. Hear, 
Lord. 

y. Glory be. Hear, Lord. 

If And the Priest, while the Antiphon and Respond 
are in singing, with his head uncovered, shall first 
set ashes on the head of the first of the Priests from 
whom he received them, and then upon the ministers 
being vested and kneeling afore the Altar. And 
he shall say : 

Genesis 3. Remember, O man, that dust thou 
art, and unto dust shalt thou return. 

If Then shall the rest draw near, first the Bishops, 
Priests and Deacons, according to their order, and 
after that the people ; and all, meekly kneeling before 
the Altar, shall receive the ashes from the Priest after 
the manner appointed for the Ministers. And when 
all the ashes have been delivered, the Priest shall 
say : 

y. The Lord be with you. 
R/. And with thy spirit. 

Let us pray. 

GRANT, we beseech thee, O Lord, that we, who f 
now with prayer and fasting do put upon' 



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us the armour of our Christian warfare, being 
defended by the power of abstinence, may fight 
manfully against all spiritual wickedness. Through 
Christ our Lord. R/. Amen. 

AT THE MASS 

Station at St. Sabina. 

INTROIT. Miser er is omnium. Wisdom n. 

THOU hast mercy upon all, Lord, and 
abhorrest nothing which thou hast made, 
and winkest at the sins of men, because they should 
amend, and sparest them : for thou art the Lord 
our God. Ps. 57. Be merciful unto me, O God, be 
merciful unto me : for my soul trusteth in thee. 
f. Glory be. 

COLLECT. 

A LMIGHTY and everlasting God, who hatest 
2jL nothing that thou hast made, and dost for 
give the sins of all them that are penitent: create 
and make in us new and contrite hearts, that we 
worthily lamenting our sins and acknowledging 
our wretchedness, may obtain of thee, the God of 
all mercy, perfect remission and forgiveness. 
Through. 

^[ From this day until Passion Sunday these two 
Prayers that follow are read after the Collect of the 
day, except when the above Collect is read after the 
one appointed for the day, and then one only of these 
prayers shall be said. 

To ask the prayers of the Saints. COLLECT. 

DEFEND us, O Lord, we beseech thee, from all 
dangers both of body and soul: and at the 



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intercession of the blessed and glorious ever-Virgin 
Mary, Mother of God, of blessed Joseph, of thy holy 
Apostles Peter and Paul, of blessed [George] and of 
all thy Saints, grant us thy saving health and peace ; 
that being defended from all adversities and all 
false doctrines, thy Church may serve thee in 
freedom and quietness. (Through the same.) 

For the quick and dead. COLLECT. 

ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, who hast 
2\. dominion both of the quick and of the dead, 
who likewise hast mercy upon all men, whom by 
reason of their faith and works thou hast foreknown : 
we commend unto thee all those for whom we now 
do offer our prayers, whether in this world they still 
be held in the bonds of the flesh, or being delivered 
therefrom have passed into that which is to come; 
beseeching thee that at the intercession of all thy 
Saints they may of thy bountiful goodness obtain 
the remission of all their sins. Through. 

The Lesson for the EPISTLE from Joel the 
Prophet. Joel 2. 12. 

TURN ye even unto me, saith the Lord, with 
all your heart, and with fasting, and with 
weeping, and with mourning. And rend your heart, 
and not your garments, and turn unto the Lord 
your God: for he is gracious and merciful, slow to 
anger, and of great kindness, and repenteth him 
of the evil. Who knoweth if he will return, and 
repent, and leave a blessing behind him, even a 
meat-offering and a drink-offering unto the Lord 
your God ? Blow the trumpet in Sion, sanctify 



A n6 Ash Wednesday 

a fast, call a solemn assembly, gather the people, 
sanctify the congregation, assemble the elders, 
gather the children, and those that suck the breast: 
let the bridegroom go forth of his chamber, and the 
bride out of her closet. Let the priests, the 
ministers of the Lord, weep between the porch and 
the altar, and let them say: Spare thy people, O 
Lord, and give not thine heritage to reproach, that 
the heathen should rule over them. Wherefore 
should they say among the people : Where is their 
God? 

GRADUAL. Ps. 57. Be merciful unto me, 
O God, be merciful unto me: for my soul trusteth 
in thee. y. He shall send from heaven, and 
save me from the reproof of him that would eat 
me up. 

TRACT. Ps. 103. O Lord, deal not with us 
after our sins: nor reward us according to our 
wickednesses, y. Ps. 79. Lord, remember not our 
old sins, but have mercy upon us, and that soon: for 
we are come to great misery, y. (Here genuflect.) 
Help us, O God of our salvation, for the glory of 
thy Name, Lord: O deliver us and be merciful 
unto our sins, for thy Name's sake. 

Tf And this Tract is said from to-day on Mondays, 
Wednesdays, and Fridays until Monday in Holy 
Week, unless a proper Tract be appointed. 

^ The Continuation of the HOLY GOSPEL 
according to Matthew. St. Matt. 6. 16. 

AT that time: Jesus said unto his disciples: 
When ye fast, be not as the hypocrites, of a sad 



Ash Wednesday A 117 

countenance: for they disfigure their faces, that 
they may appear unto men to fast. Verily I say 
unto you, they have their reward. But thou, when 
thou fastest, anoint thine head, and wash thy face, 
that thou appear not unto men to fast, but unto 
thy Father, which seeth in secret: and thy Father, 
which seeth in secret, shall reward thee openly. 
Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, 
where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where 
thieves break through and steal: but lay up for 
yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth 
nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not 
break through and steal. For where your treasure 
is, there will your heart be also. 

OFFERTORY. Ps. 30. I will magnify thee, O 
Lord, for thou hast set me up, and not made my 
foes to triumph over me : O Lord, my God, I cried 
unto thee, and thou hast healed me. 

SECRET. 

/^ RANT, we beseech thee, O Lord, that like as 
VJT we do by these our oblations bring to remem 
brance the institution of this holy Sacrament, so 
we may by thee be enabled to offer the same 
according 'to thy will. Through. 

OTHER SECRETS, UNTIL PASSION SUNDAY. 
Of the Saints. 

/GRACIOUSLY hear us, O God of our salvation, 
V_J and by the power of this Sacrament defend 
us from all dangers both of body and soul : granting 
us in this world the succour of thy grace, and in 
the world to come life everlasting. (Through.) 



An8 Ash Wednesday 

For the Quick and Dead. 

OGOD, to whom alone is known the number 
of thine elect, whom thou hast chosen to set 
in eternal felicity: grant, we beseech thee, that at 
the intercession of all thy Saints the names of all 
them that are commended to our prayers and of all 
thy faithful people may be found written in the 
book of them that are ordained to everlasting 
blessedness. Through. 

PREFACE OF LENT . . . who by bodily fasting. 

Which Preface is said daily until Passion Sunday, 
evenupon Feasts, unless a proper Preface is appointed 
for them. 

COMMUNION. Ps. i. He who doth meditate 
on the law of the Lord day and night will bring 
forth his fruit in due season. 

POSTCOMMUNION. 

WE beseech thee, Lord, mercifully to protect 
us who have now received this holy Sacra 
ment: that this our fast may be acceptable in thy 
sight and profitable unto us for the healing of our 
souls. Through. 

OTHER POSTCOMMUNIONS. 
Of the Saints. 

GRANT, we beseech thee, O Lord, that the gifts 
now offered by us in these holy mysteries 
may evermore cleanse and defend us : that at the 
intercession of the blessed Virgin Mary, Mother 
of God, of blessed Joseph, of thy holy Apostles 
Peter and Paul, of blessed [George] and of all 
thy Saints, we may be absolved from all our 



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offences and defended against all adversities. 
(Through the same.) 

For the Quick and Dead. 

A LMIGHTY and most merciful God, cleanse us, 
JL\. we pray thee, by the Sacrament which we 
have received: and at the intercession of all thy 
Saints grant that this holy Communion may bring 
upon us not guilt to our damnation but pardon to 
our salvation; that it may cleanse the guilty and 
confirm the feeble, that it may strengthen us 
against every danger in this world, and obtain for 
thy faithful people both quick and dead the remis 
sion of all their sins. Through. 

1f Then shall the Priest say, Let us pray, without 
saluting the people. And the Deacon, if any be 
ministering in the office of Deacon, shall turn about 
to the people with hands joined and say Bow down 
before the Lord. Else shall the Priest himself say 
thus, standing in the same place afore the book and 
not turning about to the people. 

COLLECT. 

EOK down in mercy, O Lord, upon us now 
kneeling before thy majesty: that we which 
have been partakers of thy heavenly gifts may 
evermore be strengthened with thy heavenly suc 
cour. Through. 

If And this manner of saying the Prayer over the 
People is to be observed, in ferial Masses only, until 
the Wednesday in Holy Week. 

Afterwards, y. Let us bless the Lord. 
R/. Thanks be to God. 



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THURSDAY 

Station at St. George. 

INTROIT. Dum clamarem. Ps. 55. 

WHEN I called upon the Lord, he heard my 
voice, even from the battle that was against 
me : yea, even God that endureth for ever shall 
hear me, and bring them down : cast thy burden 
upon the Lord, and he shall nourish thee. Ps. ibid. 
Hear my prayer, O Lord, and hide not thyself from 
my petition : take heed unto me, and hear me. 
y. Glory be. 

COLLECT. 

OGOD, who art wroth with them that sin 
against thee, and sparest them that are 
penitent: we beseech thee to hear the prayers of 
thy people that call upon thee ; that we, which have 
most justly deserved the scourges of thine anger, 
may by thy great mercy be delivered from the same. 
Through. 

Other Collects as on Ash Wednesday. 

The Lesson for the EPISTLE from Isaiah the 
Prophet. Isaiah 38. i. 

IN those days: Hezekiah was sick unto death. 
And Isaiah the prophet the son of Amoz came 
unto him, and said unto him : Thus saith the Lord : 
Set thine house in order: for thou shalt die, and 
not live. Then Hezekiah turned his face toward 
the wall, and prayed unto the Lord, and said: 
Remember now, O Lord, I beseech thee, how I 
have walked before thee in truth and with a perfect 
heart, and have done that which is good in thy 
sight. And Hezekiah wept sore. Then came the 
word of the Lord to Isaiah, saying: Go, and say 



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to Hezekiah: Thus saith the Lord, the God of 
David thy father: I have heard thy prayer, I have 
seen thy tears: behold, I will add unto thy days 
fifteen years. And I will deliver thee and this city 
out of the hand of the king of Assyria: and I will 
defend this city, saith the Lord Almighty. 

GRADUAL. Ps. 55. O cast thy burden upon 
the Lord: and he shall nourish thee. T. When I cried 
unto the Lord he heard my voice, from the battle that 
was against me. 

^ The Continuation of the HOLY GOSPEL 
according to Matthew. St. Matt. 8. 5. 

A that time: When Jesus was entered into 
Capernaum, there came unto him a cen 
turion, beseeching him, and saying: Lord, my 
servant lieth at home sick of the palsy, grievously 
tormented. And Jesus saith unto him: I will come 
and heal him. The centurion answered and said: 
Lord, I am not worthy that thou shouldest come 
under my roof: but speak the word only, and my 
servant shall be healed. For I am a man under 
authority, having soldiers under me: and I say 
to this man: Go, and he goeth; and to another: 
Come, and he cometh ; and to my servant : Do this, 
and he doeth it. When Jesus heard it, he mar 
velled, and said to them that followed : Verily I say 
unto you, I have not found so great faith, no, not 
in Israel. And I say unto you : That many shall 
come from the east and west, and shall sit down 
with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, in the 
kingdom of heaven. But the children of the 
kingdom shall be cast out into outer darkness: 
there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. And 
Jesus said unto the centurion: Go thy way; and 



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as thou hast believed, so be it done unto thee. 
And his servant was healed in the selfsame hour. 

OFFERTORY. Ps. 25. Unto thee, O Lord, will 
I lift up my soul : my God, I have put my trust in 
thee, O let me not be confounded : neither let mine 
enemies triumph over me: for all they that hope 
in thee shall not be ashamed. 

SECRET. 

WE beseech thee, O Lord, mercifully to have 
respect unto these our oblations : that the 
same may be profitable unto us for our increase in 
all godliness, and for the attainment of everlasting 
salvation. Through. 

Other Secrets as on Ash Wednesday. 

COMMUNION. Ps. 31. Thou shalt be pleased 
with the sacrifice of righteousness, with the burnt 
offerings and oblations, upon thine altar, O Lord. 

POSTCOMMUNION. 

OLORD, who hast vouchsafed to make us 
partakers of thy heavenly benediction: 
grant, we pray thee, that the pledge, which thou 
hast given us in this holy Sacrament, may be 
fulfilled in us unto everlasting salvation. Through. 
Other Postcommunions as on Ash Wednesday. 
Over the people. Let us pray. Bow down before 
the Lord. 

COLLECT. 

SPARE, Lord, spare thy people: that they 
which are justly punished for their offences, 
may be comforted by the pardon of thy mercy. 
Through. 



Friday after Ash Wednesday A 123 
FRIDAY 

Station at SS. John and Paul. 

INTROIT. Audivit Dominus. Ps. 30. 

HEAR, Lord, and have mercy upon me: 
Lord, be thou my helper. Ps. ibid. I will 
magnify thee, O Lord, for thou hast set me uj 
and not made my foes to triumph over me. 
Glory be. 

COLLECT. 

WE beseech thee, O Lord, to further with thy 
gracious favour the fast, which we have 
here begun: that we, who with our bodies therein 
do thee outward worship, may inwardly perform 
the same in singleness of heart. Through. 

Other Collects as on Ash Wednesday. 

The Lesson for the EPISTLE from Isaiah the 
Prophet. Isaiah 58. i. 

THUS saith the Lord God : Cry aloud, spare 
not, lift up thy voice like a trumpet, 
and shew my people their transgression, and 
the house of Jacob their sins. Yet they seek 
me daily, and delight to know my ways, as 
a nation that did righteousness, and forsook 
not the ordinance of their God: they ask of me 
the ordinances of justice; they take delight in 
approaching to God. Wherefore have we fasted, 
say they, and thou seest not ? wherefore have we 
afflicted our soul, and thou takest no knowledge ? 
Behold, in the day of your fast ye find pleasure, 
and exact all your labours. Behold, ye fast for 
strife and debate, and to smite with the fist of 
wickedness: ye shall not fast as ye do this day, 



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to make your voice to be heard on high. Is it such 
a fast that I have chosen ? a day for a man to 
afflict his soul ? is it to bow down his head as a 
bulrush, and to spread sackcloth and ashes under 
him ? wilt thou call this a fast, and an acceptable 
day to the Lord ? Is not this the fast that I have 
chosen ? to loose the bands of wickedness, to undo 
the heavy burdens, and to let the oppressed go free, 
and that ye break every yoke ? Is it not to deal 
thy bread to the hungry, and that thou bring the 
poor that are cast out to thy house ? when thou 
seest the naked, that thou cover him; and that 
thou hide not thyself from thine own flesh ? Then 
shall thy light break forth as the morning, and 
thine health shall spring forth speedily: and thy 
righteousness shall go before thee; the glory of 
the Lord shall be thy rereward. Then shalt thou 
call, and the Lord shall answer; thou shalt cry, 
and he shall say: Here I am. For I, the Lord thy 
God, am merciful. 

GRADUAL. Ps. 27. One thing have I desired 
of the Lord, which I will require, even that I may 
dwell in the house of the Lord. Jr. To behold the 
fair beauty of the Lord, and to visit his temple. 

TRACT. Ps. 103. O Lord, deal not as on Ash 
Wednesday. 

^ The Continuation of the HOLY GOSPEL 
according to Matthew. St. Matt. 5. 43. 

AT that time: Jesus said unto his disciples: 
Ye have heard that it hath been said: Thou 
shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy. 
But I say unto you : Love your enemies, bless them 
that curse you, do good to them that hate you, 



Friday after Ash Wednesday A 125 

and pray for them which despitefully use you, and 
persecute you ; that ye may be the children of your 
Father which is in heaven : for he maketh his sun 
to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth 
rain on the just and on the unjust. For if ye love 
them which love you, what reward have ye ? do 
not even the publicans the same ? And if ye salute 
your brethren only, what do ye more than others ? 
do not even the publicans so ? Be ye therefore 
perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is 
perfect. Take heed that ye do not your alms before 
men, to be seen of them: otherwise ye have no 
reward of your Father which is in heaven. There 
fore when thou doest thine alms, do not sound a 
trumpet before thee, as the hypocrites do in the 
synagogues and in the streets, that they may have 
glory of men. Verily I say unto you, they have 
their reward. But when thou doest alms, let not 
thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth : 
that thine alms may be in secret: and thy Father 
which seeth in secret himself shall reward thee 
openly. 

OFFERTORY. Ps. 119. Quicken me, O Lord, 
according to thy word: that I may know thy 
testimonies. 

SECRET. 

GRANT, we beseech thee, O Lord, that this our 
Lenten sacrifice of fasting may render our 
souls acceptable in thy sight : and make us readily 
to serve thee in all continence. Through. 

Other Secrets as on Ash Wednesday. 
COMMUNION. Ps. 2. Serve the Lord with 
fear, and rejoice unto him with reverence: take 



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hold of discipline, lest ye perish from the right 
way. 

POSTCOMMUNION. 

WE beseech thee, O Lord, pour into our 
hearts thy spirit of charity : that as thou 
hast now fulfilled us with one heavenly bread, so 
we may by thy mercy be enabled to dwell together 
in unity and concord. Through. 

Other Postcommunions as on Ash Wednesday. 

Over the people. Let us pray. Bow down before 
the Lord. 

COLLECT. 

DEFEND, O Lord, we pray thee, us thy servants, 
and of thy mercy cleanse us from all our 
sins : that we, being delivered from the dominion 
of iniquity, may be preserved from all the assaults 
of adversity. Through. 

SATURDAY 

Station at St. Tryfihonis. 

INTROIT. Audivit Dominus. Ps. 30. 

HEAR, O Lord, and have mercy upon me: 
Lord, be thou my helper. Ps. ibid. I will 
magnify thee, Lord, for thou hast set me up: 
and not made my foes to triumph over me. 
y. Glory be. 

COLLECT. 

SSIST us mercifully, O Lord, in these our 
supplications: and grant that, like as this 
fast hath been ordained for the healing of our 
bodies and our souls, so we may in all godliness 
and lowliness observe the same.j Through. 

Other Collects as on Ash Wednesday. 



Saturday after Ash Wednesday A 127 

The Lesson for the EPISTLE from Isaiah the 
Prophet. Isaiah 58. 9. 

THUS saith the Lord God: If thou take 
away from the midst of thee the yoke, 
the putting forth of the finger, and speaking 
vanity ; and if thou draw out thy soul to the 
hungry, and satisfy the afflicted soul; then shall 
thy light rise in obscurity, and thy darkness be as 
the noon day: and the Lord shall guide thee con 
tinually, and satisfy thy soul in drought, and make 
fat thy bones: and thou shalt be like a watered 
garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters 
fail not. And they that shall be of thee shall build 
the old waste places : thou shalt raise up the foun 
dations of many generations; and thou shalt be 
called, the repairer of the breach, the restorer of 
paths to dwell in. If thou turn away thy foot from 
the sabbath, from doing thy pleasure on my holy 
day ; and call the sabbath a delight, the holy of the 
Lord, honourable; and shalt honour him, not 
doing thine own ways, nor finding thine own plea 
sure, nor speaking thine own words : then shalt 
thou delight thyself in the Lord; and I will cause 
thee to ride upon the high places of the earth, and 
feed thee with the heritage of Jacob thy father: 
for the mouth of the Lord hath spoken it. 

GRADUAL. Ps. 27. One thing have I desired 
of the Lord, which I will require : even that I may 
dwell in the house of the Lord. ^. To behold the 
fair beauty of the Lord, and to visit his temple. 

>fc The Continuation of the HOLY GOSPEL 
according to Mark. St. Mark 6. 47. 

AT that time: When even was come, the ship 
was in the midst of the sea, and Jesus alone 



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on the land. And he saw his disciples, toiling in 
rowing ; for the wind was contrary unto them : and 
about the fourth watch of the night he cometh unto 
them, walking upon the sea, and would have passed 
by them. But when they saw him walking upon 
the sea, they supposed it had been a spirit, and cried 
out : for they all saw him, and were troubled. 
And immediately he talked with them, and saith 
unto them: Be of good cheer: it is I; be not afraid. 
And he went up unto them into the ship; and the 
wind ceased : and they were sore amazed in them 
selves beyond measure, and wondered. For they 
considered not the miracle of the loaves: for their 
heart was hardened. And when they had passed 
over, they came into the land of Gennesaret, and 
drew to the shore. And when they were come out 
of the ship, straightway they knew him, and 
ran through that whole region round about, and 
began to carry about in beds those that were sick, 
where they heard he was. And whithersoever he 
entered, into villages, or cities, or country, they laid 
the sick in the streets, and besought him that they 
might touch if it were but the border of his gar 
ment: and as many as touched him were made 
whole. 

OFFERTORY. Ps. 119. Quicken me, O Lord, 
according to thy word: that I may know thy 
testimonies. 

SECRET. 

OLORD, who of thy goodness hast vouch 
safed to ordain this sacrifice for the pro 
pitiation of our sins: we beseech thee that thou 
wouldest graciously receive the same; that the 
thoughts of our hearts, being cleansed by its opera- 



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tion, may be made an oblation acceptable in thy 
sight. Through. 

Other Secrets as on Ash Wednesday. 

COMMUNION. Ps. 2. Serve the Lord in 
fear, and rejoice unto him with reverence: take 
hold of discipline, lest ye perish from the right 
way. 

POSTCOMMUNION. 

OLORD, who hast here vouchsafed to quicken 
us with thy gift of heavenly life: grant, we 
beseech thee, that those things, which in this present 
life we do receive in a mystery, may be our succour 
unto life eternal. Through. 

Other Postcommunions as on Ash Wednesday. 

Over the people. Let us pray. Bow down before 
the Lord. 

COLLECT. 

QTRENGTHEN, O Lord, we pray thee, with 
5 these thy gifts the wills of thy faithful people : 
that we receiving the same may seek them more 
earnestly, and seeking the same may obtain them 
everlastingly. Through. 

FIRST SUNDAY IN LENT 

Station at St. John Lateran, 

INTROIT. Invocabit me. Ps. gn 

HE shall call on me and I will hearken unto 
him: I will deliver him and bring him to 
honour: with length of days will I satisfy him. 
Ps. ibid. Whoso dwelleth under the defence of the 
most High: shall abide under the shadow of the 
Almighty, y. Glory be. 



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COLLECT. 
LORD, who for our sake didst fast forty 



o 



days and forty nights: give us grace to use 
such abstinence, that, our flesh being subdued to 
the spirit, we may ever obey thy godly motions in 
righteousness and true holiness, to thy honour and 
glory. Who livest and reignest. 

Other Collects as on Ash Wednesday. 

The Lesson from the latter EPISTLE of blessed 
Paul the Apostle to the Corinthians. 2 Cor. 6. I. 

BRETHREN: We then, as workers together 
with him, beseech you also, that ye receive 
not the grace of God in vain ; (for he saith : I have 
heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of 
salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is 
the accepted time; behold, now is the day of 
salvation:) giving no offence in any thing, that the 
ministry be not blamed: but in all things approv 
ing ourselves as the ministers of God, in much 
patience, in afflictions, in necessities, in distresses, 
in stripes, in imprisonments, in tumults, in labours, 
in watchings, in fastings: by pureness, by know 
ledge, by long-suffering, by kindness, by the Holy 
Ghost, by love unfeigned, by the word of truth, 
by the power of God: by the armour of righteous 
ness on the right hand and on the left: by honour 
and dishonour, by evil report and good report: 
as deceivers, and yet true: as unknown, and yet 
well known: as dying, and behold, we live; as 
chastened, and not killed : as sorrowful, yet alway 
rejoicing: as poor, yet making many rich: as 
having nothing, and yet possessing all things. 

GRADUAL. Ps. 91. He shall give his Angels 
charge over thee: to keep thee in all thy ways. 



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y. They shall bear thee in their hands : that thou 
hurt not thy foot against a stone. 

TRACT. Ibid. Whoso dwelleth under the defence 
of the Most High : shall abide under the shadow of 
the Almighty, y. I will say unto the Lord: -Thou 
art my hope and my stronghold: my God, in him 
will I trust, y. For he shall deliver thee from the 
snare of the hunter: and from the noisome pesti 
lence, y. He shall defend thee under his wings: 
and thou shalt be safe under his feathers, y. His 
faithfulness and truth shall be thy shield and 
buckler: thou shalt not be afraid for any terror 
by night, y. Nor for the arrow that flieth by day: 
for the pestilence that walketh in darkness, nor 
for the sickness that destroyeth in the noonday. 
y. A thousand shall fall beside thee, and ten 
thousand at thy right hand: but it shall not come 
nigh thee. y. For he shall give his Angels charge 
over thee: to keep thee in all thy ways. y. They 
shall bear thee in their hands: that thou hurt not 
thy foot against a stone, y. Thou shalt go upon 
the lion and adder: the young lion and the dragon 
shalt thou tread under thy feet. y. Because he 
hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver 
him: I will set him up, because he hath known 
my Name. y. He shall call upon me, and I will 
hear him : yea, I am with him in trouble, y. I will 
deliver him and bring him to honour: with long 
life will I satisfy him, and show him my salva 
tion. 

^ The Continuation of the HOLY GOSPEL 
according to Matthew. St. Matt. 4. i. 

AT that time: Jesus was led up of the Spirit 
into the wilderness, to be tempted of the 



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devil. And when he had fasted forty days and 
forty nights, he was afterward an-hungred. And 
when the tempter came to him, he said: If thou 
be the Son of God, command that these stones 
be ma.de bread. But he answered and said: It is 
written : Man shall not live by bread alone, but by 
every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of 
God. Then the devil taketh him up into the holy 
city, and setteth him on a pinnacle of the temple, 
and saith unto him: If thou be the Son of God, 
cast thyself down; for it is written: He shall give 
his angels charge concerning thee, and in their 
hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou 
dash thy foot against a stone. Jesus said unto him: 
It is written again: Thou shalt not tempt the Lord 
thy God. Again, the devil taketh him up into an 
exceeding high mountain, and sheweth him all 
the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them; 
and saith unto him : All these things will I give 
thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me. Then 
saith Jesus unto him : Get thee hence, Satan ; for 
it is written: Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, 
and him only shalt thou serve. Then the devil 
leaveth him, and behold, Angels came and minis 
tered unto him. 

The Creed is said. 

OFFERTORY. Ps.gi. The Lord shall defend thee 
under his wings, and thou shalt be safe under his 
feathers: his faithfulness and truth shall be thy 
shield and buckler. 

SECRET. 

GRANT, we beseech thee, O Lord, that we which 
offer unto thee this sacrifice in the beginning 



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of our fast, may use such abstinence from carnal 
feastings, that we may likewise refrain ourselves 
from all pleasures that may hurt the soul. 
Through. 

Other Secrets as on Ash Wednesday. 

COMMUNION. Ps. 91. The Lord shall defend 
thee under his wings, and thou shalt be safe under 
his feathers: his faithfulness and truth shall be 
thy shield and buckler. 

POSTCOMMUNION. 

GRANT, O Lord, that this holy Sacrament, 
which we have received, may in such wise 
deliver us from our former nature : that we may 
be worthy to enter into the fellowship of thy saving 
mysteries. Through. 

Other Postcommunions as on Ash Wednesday. 



MONDAY AFTER THE FIRST 
SUNDAY IN LENT 

Station at St, Peter in Chains. 

INTROIT. Sicut oculi. Ps. 123. 

EVEN as the eyes of servants look unto the 
hand of their masters: even so our eyes 
wait upon the Lord our God, until he have 
mercy upon us: have mercy upon us, O Lord, 
have mercy upon us. Ps. ibid. Unto thee lift I 
up mine eyes: O thou that dwellest in the 
heavens. y. Glory be. 



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COLLECT. 

TURN thou us, O God our Saviour: and that 
this our Lenten fast may be profitable unto 
us, vouchsafe, we pray thee, to instruct our minds 
in all heavenly learning. Through. 

Other Collects as on Ash Wednesday. 

The Lesson for the EPISTLE from Ezekiel the 
Prophet. Ezek. 34. n. 

THUS saith the Lord God : Behold, I, even 
I, will both search my sheep, and seek them 
out. As a shepherd seeketh out his flock in the 
day that he is among his sheep that are scattered; 
so will I seek out my sheep, and will deliver them 
out of all places where they have been scattered in 
the cloudy and dark day. And I will bring them 
out from the people, and gather them from the 
countries, and will bring them to their own land: 
and feed them upon the mountains of Israel by the 
rivers, and in all the inhabited places of the country. 
I will feed them in a good pasture, and upon the 
high mountains of Israel shall their fold be: there 
shall they lie in a good fold, and in a fat pasture 
shall they feed upon the mountains of Israel. I 
will feed my flock, and I will cause them to lie 
down, saith the Lord God. I will seek that which 
was lost, and bring again that which was driven 
away, and will bind up that which was broken, 
and will strengthen that which was sick : but I will 
destroy the fat and the strong; I will feed them 
with judgment, saith the Lord Almighty. 

GRADUAL. Ps. 84. Behold, O God our de 
fender : and look upon thy servants. ^. O Lord 
God of hosts, hear the prayers of thy servants. 



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TRACT. Ps. 103. O Lord, deal not, as on Ash 
Wednesday. 

^ The Continuation of the HOLY GOSPEL 
according to Matthew. St. Matt. 25. 31. 

AT that time: Jesus said unto his disciples: 
JLJL When the Son of man shall come in his 
glory, and all the holy Angels with him, then shall 
he sit upon the throne of his glory: and before 
him shall be gathered all nations, and he shall 
separate them one from another, as a shepherd 
divideth his sheep from the goats: and he shall 
set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on 
the left. Then shall the King say unto them on 
his right hand: Come, ye blessed of my Father, 
inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the 
foundation of the world. For I was an hungred, 
and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave 
me drink : I was a stranger, and ye took me in : 
naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye 
visited me : I was in prison, and ye came unto me. 
Then shall the righteous answer him, saying: Lord, 
when saw we thee an hungred, and fed thee ? 
or thirsty, and gave thee drink ? When saw we 
thee a stranger, and took thee in ? or naked, and 
clothed thee ? Or when saw we thee sick, or in 
prison, and came unto thee ? And the King shall 
answer and say unto them: Verily I say unto you, 
Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least 
of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me. 
Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand: 
Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, 
prepared for the devil and his angels. For I was an 
hungred, and ye gave me no meat: I was thirsty, 
and ye gave me no drink : I was a stranger, and ye 



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took me not in: naked, and ye clothed me not: 
sick, and in prison, and ye visited me not. Then 
shall they also answer him, saying : Lord, when 
saw we thee an hungred, or athirst, or a stranger, 
or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister 
unto thee ? Then shall he answer them, saying : 
Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it not to 
one of the least of these, ye did it not to me. And 
these shall go away into everlasting punishment: 
but the righteous into life eternal. 

OFFERTORY. Ps. 119. I will lift up mine 
eyes, O Lord, that I may see the wondrous things 
of thy law, that I may learn thy judgments: O 
give me understanding that I may learn thy com 
mandments. 

SECRET. 

WE beseech thee, O Lord, that thou wouldest 
vouchsafe to sanctify these our oblations : 
and to cleanse us from the defilement of all our 
iniquities. Through. 

Other Secrets as on Ash Wednesday. 

COMMUNION. St. Matt. 25. Verily I say unto 
you: Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the 
least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto 
me: come ye blessed of my father, inherit the 
kingdom prepared for you from the beginning of 
the world. 

POSTCOMMUNION. 

OLORD, who hast vouchsafed to bestow upon 
us the healing gifts of thy bounty : grant, 
we beseech thee ; that, like as we do rejoice in the 
partaking of the same, so they may be inwardly 
profitable to the renewing of our souls. Through. 



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Other Postcommunions as on Ash Wednesday. 

Over the people. Let us pray. Bow down before 
the Lord. 

COLLECT. 

WE beseech thee, O Lord, absolve thy people 
from their offences : and of thy great mercy 
turn aside from us the punishment, which for 
the same we have most righteously deserved. 
Through. 

TUESDAY 

Station at "St. Anastasia. 

INTROIT. Domine refugium. Ps. 90. 

E'RD, thou hast been our refuge from one 
generation to another: thou art from ever 
lasting, and world without end. 'f. Before the 
mountains were brought forth, or ever the earth 
and the world were made : thou art God from ever 
lasting, and world without end. y. Glory be. 

COLLECT. 

WE beseech thee, O Lord, graciously to behold 
this thy family: that, whereas we now do 
chasten our bodies by the mortifying of the flesh, 
our souls may shine in thy sight with longing after 
thee. Through. 

Other Collects as on Ash Wednesday. 

The Lesson for the EPISTLE from Isaiah the 
Prophet. Isaiah 55. 6. 

IN those days : Isaiah the Prophet spake, saying : 
Seek ye the Lord while he may be found, call ye 
upon him while he is near: let the wicked forsake 

F * 



A 138 Tuesday after ist Sunday in Lent 

his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: 
and let him return unto the Lord, and he will have 
mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will 
abundantly pardon. For my thoughts are not your 
thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith 
the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the 
earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and 
my thoughts than your thoughts. For as the rain 
cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and 
returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and 
maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give 
seed to the sower, and bread to the eater: so shall 
my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: 
it shall not return unto me void, but it shall 
accomplish that which I please, and it shall 
prosper in the thing whereto I sent it: saith the 
Lord Almighty. 

GRADUAL. Ps. 141. Let my prayer be set 
forth in thy sight as the incense, O Lord. ^f. And 
let the lifting up of my hands be an evening 
sacrifice. 

^ The Continuation of the HOLY GOSPEL 
according to Matthew. St. Matt. 21. 10. 

AT that time : When Jesus was come into Jeru 
salem, all the city was moved, saying: Who 
is this ? And the multitude said: This is Jesus 
the prophet of Nazareth of Galilee. And Jesus 
went into the temple of God, and cast out all them 
that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew 
the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of 
them that sold doves, and said unto them: It is 
written : My house shall be called the house of 
prayer; but ye have made it a den of thieves. And 



Tuesday after 1st Sunday in Lent A 139 

the blind and the lame came to him in the temple ; 
and he healed them. And when the chief priests 
and scribes saw the wonderful things that he did, 
and the children crying in the temple, and saying: 
Hosanna to the son of David; they were sore 
displeased, and said unto him: Nearest thou what 
these say ? And Jesus saith unto them : Yea : 
have ye never read: Out of the mouth of babes 
and sucklings thou hast perfected praise ? And 
he left them, and went out of the city into Bethany ; 
and he lodged there. 

OFFERTORY. Ps. 31. My hope hath been in 
thee, Lord: I have said: Thou art my God, my 
times are in thy hand. 

SECRET. 

WE beseech thee, O Lord, mercifully to have 
respect unto these our oblations: and by 
thy power to defend us against all adversities. 
Through. 

Other Secrets as on Ash Wednesday. 

COMMUNION. Ps. 4. Thou hast heard me when 
I called, O God of my righteousness : thou hast set 
me at liberty when I was in trouble: have mercy 
upon me, and hearken unto my prayer. 

POSTCOMMUNION. 

GRANT, we beseech thee, Almighty God : that 
as in these holy mysteries we have received 
the token of our redemption, so we may effectually 
be brought to the fulfilment of the same. Through. 

Other Postcommunions as on Ash Wednesday. 



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Over the people. Let us pray. Bow down before 
the Lord. 

COLLECT. 

GRANT, we beseech thee, Lord, that our 
prayers may in such manner ascend unto 
thee: that thy Church may by thee be de 
fended against all the assaults of iniquity. 
Through. 



EMBER WEDNESDAY IN LENT 

Station at St. Mary Major. 

INTROIT. Reminiscere. Ps. 25. 

CALL to remembrance, O Lord, thy tender 
mercies, and thy loving-kindnesses, which 
have been ever of old : O let not our enemies 
triumph over us : deliver us, O God of Israel, 
out of all our troubles. Ps. ibid. Unto thee, 
O Lord, will I lift up my soul : my God, I have put 
my trust in thee, O let me not be confounded. 
y. Glory ^be. 

After Kyrie Eleison is said, Let us pray. Let 
us bow the knee. ~f. Arise. 

COLLECT. 

WE beseech thee, O Lord, that thou wouldest 
graciously hear our prayers: and stretch 
forth the right hand of thy majesty to be our 
defence against all adversities. Through. 

The Lesson from the book of Exodus. 

Exod. 24. 12. 

IN those days : The Lord said unto Moses : Come 
up to me into the mount, and be there: and 



Ember Wednesday in Lent A 141 

I will give thee tables of stone, and a law, and 
commandments which I have written; that thou 
mayest teach them unto the children of Israel. 
And Moses rose up, and his minister Joshua : 
and Moses went up into the mount of God. And 
he said unto the elders : Tarry ye here for us, 
until we come again unto you : and, behold, 
Aaron and Hur are with you : if any man have 
any matters to do, let him come unto them. And 
Moses went up into the mount, and a cloud covered 
the mount. And the glory of the Lord abode upon 
mount Sinai, and the cloud covered it six days: 
and the seventh day he called unto Moses out of 
the midst of the cloud. And the sight of the glory 
of the Lord was like devouring fire on the top of 
the mount in the eyes of the children of Israel. 
And Moses went into the midst of the cloud, and 
gat him up into the mount: and Moses was in the 
mount forty days and forty nights. 

GRADUAL. Ps. 25. The sorrows of my heart 
are enlarged: O bring thou me out of my troubles, 
O Lord. y. Look upon my adversity and misery: 
and forgive me all my sin. 

Here is not said Let us bow the knee, but y. The 
Lord be with you. 

Let us pray. 

COLLECT. 

WE beseech thee, O Lord, graciously to regard 
the devout prayers of thy people: that 
they, who by abstinence do mortify the deeds of 
the flesh, may by the fruit of good works be renewed 
in the spirit of their minds. Through. 

Other Collects as on Ash Wednesday. 



A 142 Ember Wednesday in Lent 

The Lesson for the EPISTLE from the former 
book of the Kings. i Kings 19. 3. 

IN those days: Elijah came to Beer-sheba, which 
belongeth to Judah, and left his servant there. 
But he himself went a day's journey into the wilder 
ness, and came and sat down under a juniper tree : 
and he requested for himself that he might die; 
and said: It is enough; now, O Lord, take away my 
life ; for I am not better than my fathers. And 
as he lay and slept under a juniper tree, behold, 
then an Angel touched him, and said unto him: 
Arise and eat. And he looked, and, behold, there 
was a cake baken on the coals, and a cruse of 
water at his head. And he did eat and drink, and 
laid him down again. And the Angel of the Lord 
came again the second time, and touched him, and 
said: Arise and eat; because the journey is too 
great for thee. And he arose, and did eat and drink, 
and went in the strength of that meat forty days 
and forty nights unto Horeb the mount of God. 

TRACT. Ps. 25. O bring thou me out of my 
troubles, O Lord : look upon my adversity and 
misery: and forgive me all my sin. y. Unto thee, 
O Lord, will I lift up my soul, my God, I have put 
my trust in thee: O let me not be confounded: 
neither let mine enemies triumph over me. y. For 
all they that hope in thee shall not be ashamed: 
but such as do vain things shall be put to confusion. 

^ The Continuation of the HOLY GOSPEL 
according to Matthew. St. Matt. 12. 38. 

A? that time: Certain of the scribes and Phari 
sees answered Jesus, saying: Master, we would 
see a sign from thee. But he answered and said 



Ember Wednesday in Lent A 143 

unto them: An evil and adulterous generation 
seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be 
given to it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas: for 
as Jonas was three days and three nights in the 
whale's belly; so shall the Son of man be three 
days and three nights in the heart of the earth. 
The men of Nineveh shall rise in judgment with 
this generation, and shall condemn it: because 
they repented at the preaching of Jonas; and, 
behold, a greater than Jonas is here. The queen 
of the south shall rise up in the judgment with 
this generation, and shall condemn it: for she 
came from the uttermost parts of the earth to hear 
the wisdom of Solomon; and, behold, a greater 
than Solomon is here. When the unclean spirit 
is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry 
places, seeking rest, and findeth none. Then he 
saith: I will return into my house from whence I 
came out; and when he is come, he findeth it 
empty, swept, and garnished. Then goeth he, and 
taketh with himself seven other spirits more wicked 
than himself, and they enter in and dwell there: 
and the last state of that man is worse than the first. 
Even so shall it be also unto this wicked generation. 
While he yet talked to the people, behold, his 
mother and his brethren stood without, desiring 
to speak with him. Then one said unto him : 
Behold, thy mother and thy brethren stand without, 
desiring to speak with thee. But he answered and 
said unto him that told him: Who is my mother ? 
and who are my brethren ? And he stretched forth 
his hand towards his disciples, and said: Behold 
my mother and my brethren ! For whosoever shall 
do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the 
same is my brother, and sister, and mother. 



A 144 Ember Wednesday in Lent 

OFFERTORY. Ps. 119. My delight shall be 
in thy commandments, which I have loved exceed 
ingly: my hands also will I lift up unto thy com 
mandments, which I have loved. 



SECRET. 

A:CEPT, O Lord, we pray ,thee, this sacrifice, 
which we offer unto thee for the propitiation 
of our sins : that we, which have gone astray by 
reason of our frailty, may be pardoned by thy 
mercy and guided by thy power. Through. 

Other Secrets as on Ash Wednesday. 

COMMUNION. Ps. 6. Consider my meditation: 
O hearken thou unto the voice of my calling, my 
King and my God: for unto thee will I make my 
prayer, O Lord. 

POSTCOMMUNION. 

WE beseech thee, O Lord, that this holy 
Sacrament, which we have received, may 
effectually cleanse us from our secret offences, and 
deliver us from all the assaults of our enemies. 
Through. 

Other Postcommunions as on Ash Wednesday. 

Over the people. Let us pray. Bow down before 
the Lord. 

COLLECT. 

WE beseech thee, O Lord, that thou wouldest 
in such wise enlighten our minds with the 
Bright beams of thy light: that we may both see 
and know these things that we ought to do, and 
also by thee be enabled to perform the same. 
Through. 



Thursday after 1st Sunday in Lent A 145 
THURSDAY 

Station at St. Lmvrence in Paneperna. 

INTROIT. Confessio. Ps. 96. 

GLORY and worship are before him: power 
and honour are in his sanctuary. Ps. ibid. O 
sing unto the Lord a new song : sing unto the Lord 
the whole earth, y. Glory be. 

COLLECT. 

WE beseech thee, O Lord, graciously to regard 
the devout prayers of thy people: that 
they, who by abstinence do mortify the deeds of 
the flesh, may by the fruit of good works be renewed 
in the spirit of their minds. Through. 

Other Collects as on Ash Wednesday. 

The Lesson for the EPISTLE from Ezekiel the 
Prophet. Ezek. 18. i. 

IN those days : The word of the Lord came again 
unto me, saying: What mean ye, that ye use 
this proverb concerning the land of Israel, saying: 
The fathers have eaten sour grapes, and the 
children's teeth are set on edge ? As I live, saith 
the Lord God, ye shall not have occasion any more 
to use this proverb in Israel. Behold, all souls are 
mine ; as the soul of the father, so also the soul of 
the son is mine: the soul that sinneth, it shall die. 
But if a man be just, and do that which is lawful 
and right, and hath not eaten upon the mountains, 
neither hath lifted up his eyes to the idols of the house 
of Israel, neither hath defiled his neighbour's wife, 
neither hath come near to a menstruous woman, 
and hath not oppressed any, but hath restored to 
the debtor his pledge, hath spoiled none by violence, 



A 146 Thursday after ist Sunday in Lent 

hath given his bread to the hungry, and hath 
covered the naked with a garment; he that hath 
not given forth upon usury, neither hath taken 
any increase, that hath withdrawn his hand from 
iniquity, hath executed true judgment between man 
and man, hath walked in my statutes, and hath kept 
my judgments, to deal truly; he is just, he shall 
surely live, saith the Lord God Almighty. 

GRADUAL. Ps. 17. Keep me, O Lord, as the 
apple of an eye: hide me under the shadow of thy 
wings, y. Let my sentence come forth from thy 
presence: and let thine eyes look upon the thing 
that is equal. 

>J< The Continuation of the HOLY GOSPEL 
according to Matthew. St. Matt. 15. 21. 

A T that time: Jesus went thence, and departed 
into the coasts of Tyre and Sidon. And, 
behold, a woman of Canaan came out of the same 
coasts, and cried unto him, saying: Have mercy 
on me, O Lord, thou son of David; my daughter 
is grievously vexed with a devil. But he answered 
her not a word. And his disciples came and 
besought him, saying: Send her away ; for 
she crieth after us. But he answered and said: 
I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the 
house of Israel. Then came she and worshipped 
him, saying: Lord, help me. But he answered and 
said: It is not meet to take the children's bread, 
and to cast it to dogs. And she said: Truth, Lord: 
yet the dogs eat of the crumbs which fall from their 
masters' table. Then Jesus answered and said 
unto her: O woman, great is thy faith: be it unto 
thee even as thou wilt. And her daughter was 
made whole from that very hour. 



Thursday after 1st Sunday in Lent A 147 

OFFERTORY. Ps. 34. The Angel of the Lord 
tarrieth round about them that fear him, and 
delivereth them: O taste and see, how gracious 
the Lord is. 

SECRET. 

GRANT, we beseech thee, O Lord, that this 
sacrifice, which we offer unto thee in this 
time of fasting ordained for the healing of our 
souls, may powerfully avail for our salvation. 
Through. 

Other Secrets as on Ash Wednesday. 

COMMUNION. St. John 6. The bread that I will 
give is my Flesh, which I will give for the life of 
the world. 

POSTCOMMUNION. 

WE pray thee, 'O Lord, that the gifts, which 
of thy bounty thou hast bestowed upon us, 
may effectually avail for our comfort and succour 
in this life, and likewise renew us unto life ever 
lasting. Through. 

Other Postcommunions as on Ash Wednesday. 

Over the people. Let us pray. Bow down before 
the Lord. 

COLLECT. 

/^RANT, Lord, we pray thee to all Christian 
V_T peoples: that they may both acknowledge 
the faith, which they profess, and likewise love the 
heavenly bounty, whereunto thou dost call them. 
Through. 



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EMBER FRIDAY IN LENT 

Station at the Church of the Twelve Apostles. 

INTROIT. De necessitatibus. Ps. 25. 

O BRING thou me out of my troubles, O Lord: 
look upon my adversity and misery, and 
forgive me all my sin. Ps. ibid. Unto thee, O 
Lord, will I lift up my soul: my God, I have put 
my trust in thee, O let me not be confounded. 
y. Glory be. 

COLLECT. 

WE beseech thee, O Lord, mercifully to have 
compassion on thy people : that they, which 
by thee are enabled to serve thee in all godliness, 
may ever be comforted by thy gracious and ready 
help. Through. 

Other Collects as on Ash Wednesday. 

The Lesson for the EPISTLE from Ezekiel the 
Prophet. Ezek. 18. 20. 

THUS saith the Lord God: The soul that 
sinneth, it shall die. The son shall not bear 
the iniquity of the father, neither shall the father 
bear the iniquity of the son: the righteousness of 
the righteous shall be upon him, and the wicked 
ness of the wicked shall be upon him. But if the 
wicked will turn from all his sins that he hath 
committed, and keep all my statutes, and do that 
which is lawful and right, he shall surely live, he 
shall not die. All his transgressions that he hath 
committed, they shall not be mentioned unto him: 
in his righteousness that he hath done he shall 
live. Have I any pleasure at all that the wicked 
should die ? saith the Lord God: and not that he 
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the righteous turneth away from his righteousness, 
and committeth iniquity, and doeth according to 
all the abominations that the wicked man doeth, 
shall he live ? All his righteousness that he hath 
done shall not be mentioned: in his trespass that 
he hath trespassed, and in his sin that he hath 
sinned, in them shall he die. Yet ye say: The way 
of the Lord is not equal. Hear now, house of 
Israel ; Is not my way equal ? are not your ways 
unequal ? When a righteous man turneth away 
from his righteousness, and committeth iniquity 
and dieth in them; for his iniquity that he hath 
done shall he die. Again, when the wicked man 
turneth away from his wickedness that he hath 
committed, and doeth that which is lawful and 
right, he shall save his soul alive. Because he 
considereth, and turneth away from all his trans 
gressions that he hath committed, he shall surely 
live, he shall not die, saith the Lord Almighty. 

GRADUAL. Ps. 86. My God, save thy servant 
that putteth his trust in thee. y. Give ear, Lord, 
unto my prayer. 

TRACT. Ps. 103. Lord, deal not, as on Ash 
Wednesday. 

^ The Continuation of the HOLY GOSPEL 
according to John. St. John 5. i. 

T that time: There was a feast of the Jews; 
and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. Now there 
is at Jerusalem by the sheep market a pool, which 
is called in the Hebrew tongue Bethesda, having 
five porches. In these lay a great multitude of 
impotent folk, of blind, halt, withered, waiting for 
the moving of the water. For an Angel went down 
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water: whosoever then first after the troubling 
of the water stepped in was made whole of what 
soever disease he had. And a certain man was 
there, which had an infirmity thirty and eight 
years. When Jesus saw him lie, and knew that 
he had been now a long time in that case, he saith 
unto him: Wilt thou be made whole ? The impotent 
man answered him: Sir, I have no man, when the 
water is troubled, to put me into the pool: but 
while I am coming, another steppeth down before 
me. Jesus saith unto him: Rise, take up thy bed, 
and walk. And immediately the man was made 
whole, and took up his bed, and walked; and on 
the same day was the sabbath. The Jews therefore 
said unto him that was cured: It is the sabbath 
day: it is not lawful for thee to carry thy bed. 
He answered them: He that made me whole, the 
same said unto me: Take up thy bed, and walk. 
Then asked they him: What man is that which 
said unto thee: Take up thy bed, and walk ? And 
he that was healed wist not who it was: for Jesus 
had conveyed himself away, a multitude being in 
that place. Afterward Jesus findeth him in the 
temple, and said unto him: Behold, thou art made 
whole : sin no more, lest a worse thing come unto 
thee. The man departed, and told the Jews that 
it was Jesus, which had made him whole. 

OFFERTORY. Ps. 103. Praise the Lord, O 
my soul, and forget not all his benefits : who 
satisfieth thy mouth with good things : making 
thee young and lusty as an eagle. 

SECRET. 

A:CEPT, Lord, we pray thee, these oblations 
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hast thyself bestowed these gifts upon us, so do 
thou of thy mercy sanctify the same. Through. 

Other Secrets as on Ash Wednesday. 

COMMUNION. Ps. 6. All mine enemies shall 
be confounded and sore vexed: they shall be 
turned back and put to shame suddenly. 

POSTCOMMUNION. 

GRANT, O Lord, that by the operation of these 
thy mysteries we may be cleansed from all 
our sins, and obtain that which we have asked 
according to thy will. Through. 

Other Postcommunions as on Ash Wednesday. 

Over the people. Let us pray. Bow down before 
the Lord. 

COLLECT. 

MOST merciful God, we beseech thee graciously 
to incline thine ear unto these our prayers : 
and to shew forth in our hearts the bright beams 
of thy grace. Through. 

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Station at St. Peters. 

INTROIT. Intret oratio. Ps. 88. 

OLET my prayer enter into thy presence, O 
Lord: incline thine ear unto my calling. 
Ps. ibid. O Lord God of my salvation, I have 
cried day and night before thee. y. Glory be. 

After Kyrie Eleison is said, Let us pray. Let us 
bow the knee. ^. Arise. 



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COLLECT. 

E beseech thee, O Lord, graciously to hear 
the prayers of thy people : and of thy great 



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goodness turn aside from them the scourges of 
thine anger. Through. 

The Lesson from the book of Deuteronomy. 

Deut. 26. 12. 

IN those days: Moses spake unto the people 
saying: When thou hast made an end of 
tithing all the tithes of thine increase the third 
year, which is the year of tithing, and hast given 
it unto the Levite, the stranger, the fatherless, and 
the widow, that they may eat within thy gates, 
and be filled; then thou shalt say before the Lord 
thy God: I have brought away the hallowed things 
out of mine house, and also have given them unto 
the Levite, and unto the stranger, to the fatherless, 
and to the widow, according to all thy command 
ments which thou hast commanded me: I have 
not transgressed thy commandments, neither have 
I forgotten them: I have not eaten thereof in my 
mourning, neither have I taken away ought thereof 
for any unclean use, nor given ought thereof for 
the dead: but I have hearkened to the voice of 
the Lord -my God, and have done according to all 
that thou hast commanded me. Look down 
from thy holy habitation, from heaven, and 
bless thy people Israel, and the land which 
thou hast given us, as thou swarest unto our 
fathers, a land that floweth with milk and 
honey. This day the Lord thy God hath com 
manded thee to do these statutes and judg 
ments : thou shalt therefore keep and do them 
with all thine heart, and with all thy soul. Thou 
hast avouched the Lord this day to be thy God, 
and to walk in his ways, and to keep his statutes, 
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to hearken unto his voice: and the Lord hath 
avouched thee this day to be his peculiar people, 
as he hath promised thee, and that thou shouldest 
keep all his commandments; and to make thee 
high above all nations which he hath made, in 
praise, and in name, and in honour ; and that thou 
mayest be an holy people unto the Lord thy God, 
as he hath spoken. 

GRADUAL. Ps. 79. Be merciful unto our sins, 
O Lord: wherefore do the heathen say: Where 
is now their God ? ^. Help us, O God, of our 
salvation: and for the glory of thy Name deliver 
us, O Lord. 

Let us pray. Let us bow the knee. y. Arise. 

COLLECT. 

BEHOLD, O God our defender: that we, who 
are sore oppressed by the burden of our sins 
may by the bounty of thy mercy be relieved 
from the same to serve thee in perfect freedom. 
Through. 

The Lesson from the book of Deuteronomy. 

Deut. n. 22. 

IN those days: Moses spake unto the children 
of Israel saying: For if ye shall diligently 
keep all these commandments which I command 
you, to do them, to love the Lord your God, to walk 
in all his ways, and to cleave unto him; then will 
the Lord drive out all these nations from before 
you, and ye shall possess greater nations and 
mightier than yourselves. Every place whereon 
the soles of your feet shall tread shall be yours: 
from the wilderness and Lebanon, from the river, 



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the river Euphrates, even unto the uttermost sea 
shall your coast be. There shall no man be able 
to stand before you: for the Lord your God shall 
lay the fear of you and the dread of you upon all 
the land that ye shall tread upon, as the Lord your 
God hath said unto you. 

GRADUAL. Ps. 84. Behold, O God our de 
fender: and look upon thy servants. *$. O Lord 
God of hosts, hear the prayers of thy servants. 

Let us pray. Let us bow the knee. Arise. 

COLLECT. 

SSIST us mercifully, O Lord, in these our 
supplications: that by thy grace we may be 
found worthy to serve thee with lowliness in all 
times of our prosperity and with tranquillity in all 
times of our adversity. Through. 

The Lesson from the latter book of the Mac 
cabees. 2 Mace. i. 23. 

IN those days : The priests made a prayer whilst 
the sacrifice was consuming, I say, both the 
priests, and all the rest, Jonathan beginning, and 
the rest answering thereunto, as Neemias did. And 
the prayer was after this manner; O Lord, Lord 
God, Creator of all things, who art fearful and 
strong, and righteous, and merciful, and the only 
and gracious King, the only giver of all things, the 
only just, almighty, and everlasting, thou that 
deliverest Israel from all trouble, and didst choose 
the fathers, and sanctify them : Receive the sacrifice 
for thy whole people Israel, and preserve thine own 
portion, and sanctify it: and let the heathen know 
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GRADUAL. Ps. go. Turn thee again, O Lord, 
at the last: and be gracious unto thy servants. 
y. Lord, thou hast been our refuge from one 
generation to another. 

Let us pray. Let us bow the knee. R/. Arise. 
COLLECT. 

OLORD, we beseech thee, favourably to hear the 
prayers of thy people : that we, who are justly 
punished for our offences, may be mercifully delivered 
by thy goodness, for the glory of thy Name. Through. 

The Lesson from the book of Ecclesiasticus. 

Ecclus. 36. i. 

HAVE mercy upon us, O Lord God of all, 
and behold us: and send thy fear upon all 
the nations that seek not after thee. Lift up thy 
hand against the strange nations, and let them see 
thy power. As thou wast sanctified in us before 
them: so be thou magnified among them before 
us. And let them know thee, as we have known 
thee, that there is no God but only thou, O God. 
Shew new signs, and make other strange wonders: 
glorify thy hand and thy right arm, that they may 
set forth thy wondrous works. Raise up indigna 
tion, and pour out wrath : take away the adversary, 
and destroy the enemy. Make the time short, 
remember the covenant, and let them declare thy 
wonderful works, O Lord our God. 

GRADUAL. Ps. 1 4 1 . Let my prayer be set forth 
in thy sight as the incense, O Lord. y. And let the 
lifting up of my hands be an evening sacrifice. 

Let us pray. Let us bow the knee. R/. Arise. 

PREVENT us, O Lord, in all our doings with 
JT thy most gracious favour, and further us 



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with thy continual help: that in all our works, 
begun, continued, and ended in thee, we may 
glorify thy holy Name, and finally by thy mercy 
obtain everlasting life. Through. 

The Lesson from the Song of the Three Children. 
Song of the Three Children v. 26. 

IN those days : The Angel of the Lord came down 
into the oven together with Azarias and his 
fellows: and smote the flame of the fire out of the 
oven, and made the midst of the furnace as it 
had been a moist whistling wind. And the flame 
streamed forth above the furnace forty and nine 
cubits : and it passed through and burned those 
Chaldeans it found about the furnace. And the fire 
touched the three not at all ; neither hurt nor 
troubled them. Then they, as out of one mouth, 
praised, glorified, and blessed, God in the furnace, 
saying : 

Here is not said. Thanks be to God. 
HYMN. Ibid. 

BLESSED art thou, O Lord God of our fathers. 
And to be praised and magnified above all 

for ever. 
And blessed is thy glorious and holy Name. And 

to be praised and magnified above all for ever. 
Blessed art thou in the temple of thy holy glory. 

And to be praised and magnified above all for 

ever. 

Blessed art thou on the glorious throne of thy king 
dom. And to be praised and magnified above all 

for ever. 
Blessed art thou in the sceptre of thy Godhead. 

And to be praised and magnified above all for ever. 



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Blessed art thou that beholdest the depths, and 
sittest upon the Cherubims. And to be praised 
and magnified above all for ever. 

Blessed art thou that walkest on the wings of the 
winds, and on the waves of the sea. And to be 
praised and magnified above all for ever. 

Let all thine Angels and Saints bless thee. And 
praise thee and magnify thee above all for ever. 

Let the heavens, the earth, the sea, and all that in 
them is, bless thee. And praise thee and magnify 
thee above all for ever. 

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the 
Holy Ghost. And worthy to be praised and mag 
nified above all for ever. 

As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall 
be : world without end. Amen. And worthy to 
be praised and magnified above all for ever. 

Blessed art thou, Lord God of our fathers. And 
worthy to be praised and magnified above all for 
ever. 

Here is not said, Let us bow the knee. 
y. The Lord be with you. Let us pray. 

COLLECT. 

OGOD, who for the deliverance of the three 
children didst assuage the flames of fire : mer 
cifully grant that the fiery assaults of temptation 
may have no power upon us thy servants. Through. 
Other Collects as on Ash Wednesday. 

The Lesson from the former EPISTLE of blessed 
Paul the Apostle to the Thessalonians. 

i Thess. 5. 14. 

BRETHREN: We exhort you, warn them that 
are unruly, comfort the feeble-minded, sup- 



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port the weak, be patient toward all men. See 
that none render evil for evil unto any man: but 
ever follow that which is good, both among your 
selves, and to all men. Rejoice evermore. Pray 
without ceasing. In every thing give thanks: for 
this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning 
you. Quench not the Spirit. Despise not prophesy- 
ings. Prove all things: hold fast that which is 
good. Abstain from all appearance of evil. And 
the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I 
pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be 
preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord 
Jesus Christ. 

TRACT. Ps. 117. O praise the Lord, all ye 
heathen: praise him all ye nations, y. For his 
merciful kindness is ever more and more towards 
us : and the truth of the Lord endureth for ever. 

^ The Continuation of the HOLY GOSPEL 
according to Matthew. St. Matt. 17. i. 

T that time: Jesus taketh Peter, James, and 
John his brother, and bringeth them up into 
an high mountain apart, and was transfigured 
before them: and his face did shine as the sun, 
and his raiment was white as the light. And, 
behold, there appeared unto them Moses and Elias 
talking with him. Then answered Peter, and said 
unto Jesus: Lord, it is good for us to be here: 
if thou wilt, let us make here three tabernacles; 
one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elias. 
While he yet spake, behold a bright cloud over 
shadowed them: and behold a voice out of the 
cloud, which said: This is my beloved Son, in 
whom I am well pleased : hear ye him. And when 
the disciples heard it, they fell on their face, and 



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were sore afraid. And Jesus came and touched 
them, and said: Arise, and be not afraid. And 
when they had lifted up their eyes, they saw no 
man, save Jesus only. And as they came down 
from the mountain, Jesus charged them, saying: 
Tell the vision to no man, until the Son of man be 
risen again from the dead. 

OFFERTORY. Ps. 88. O Lord God of my 
salvation, I have cried day and night before 
thee: O let my prayer enter into thy presence, 
O Lord. 

SECRET. 

WE beseech thee, O Lord, that this our 
sacrifice may sanctify our fast: that those 
things, which we do profess with our outward 
observance, may inwardly be performed in our 
souls. Through. 

Other Secrets as on Ash Wednesday. 

COMMUNION. Ps. 7. O Lord my God, in thee 
have I put my trust: save me from all them that 
persecute me, and deliver me. 

POSTCOMMUNION. 

GRANT, we beseech thee, Almighty God: that 
thy sanctifying power may effectually cleanse 
us from all our sins, and be profitable for our heal 
ing unto life everlasting. Through. 

Other Postcommunions as on Ash Wednesday. 

Over the people. Let us pray. Bow down before 
the Lord. 

WE beseech thee, O Lord, that we thy faithful 
people, which here do seek thy blessing, 



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may in such wise be strengthened by the same: 
that we may never turn aside from the following of 
thy will, and may evermore rejoice in the bounty 
of thy goodness. Through. 



SECOND SUNDAY IN LENT 

Station at St. Mary in Domnica. 

INTROIT. Reminiscere. Ps. 25. 

CALL to remembrance, O Lord, thy tender 
mercies, and thy loving-kindnesses, which 
have been ever of old: O let not our enemies 
triumph over us: deliver us, O God of Israel, out 
of all our troubles. Ps. ibid. Unto thee, O Lord, will 
I lift up my soul: O my God, I have put my trust 
in thee, O let me not be confounded, ^f. Glory be. 

COLLECT. 

ALMIGHTY GOD, who seest that we have no 
JT\. power of ourselves to help ourselves: keep 
us both outwardly in our bodies, and inwardly in 
our souls; that we may be defended from all 
adversities which may happen to the body, and 
from all evil thoughts which may assault and hurt 
the soul. Through. 

Other Collects as on Ash Wednesday. 

The Lesson from the former EPISTLE of blessed 
Paul the Apostle to the Thessalonians. 

i Thess. 4. i. 

T3RETHREN: We beseech you, and exhort you 
X3 by the Lord Jesus: that as ye have received 
of us how ye ought to walk and to please God, so 
ye would abound more and more. For ye know 



Second Sunday in Lent A 161 

what commandments we gave you by the Lord 
Jesus. For this is the will of God, even your 
sanctification, that^ve should abstain from fornica 
tion, that every one of you should know how to 
possess his vessel in sanctification and honour; 
not in the lust of concupiscence, even as the 
Gentiles which know not God: that no man go 
beyond and defraud his brother in any matter: 
because that the Lord is the avenger of all such, 
as we also have forewarned you and testified. For 
God hath not called us unto uncleanness, but unto 
holiness. He therefore that despiseth, despiseth 
not man, but God, who hath also given unto us 
his holy Spirit. 

GRADUAL. Ps. 25. The sorrows of my heart 
are enlarged : bring thou me out of my troubles, 
O Lord. y. Look upon my adversity and misery: 
and forgive me all my sin. 

TRACT. Ps. 1 06. O give thanks unto the Lord, 
for he is gracious: and his mercy endureth for 
ever. y. Who can express the noble acts of the 
Lord: or shew forth all his praise ? y. Blessed 
are they that always keep judgment: and do 
righteousness, y. Remember me, O Lord, accord 
ing to the favour that thou bearest unto thy people : 
visit me with thy salvation. 

tfc The Continuation of the HOLY GOSPEL 
according to Matthew. St. Matt. 15. 21. 

A' that time: Jesus went thence, and departed 
into the coasts of Tyre and Sidon. And, 
behold, a woman of Canaan came out of the same 
coasts, and cried unto him, saying: Have mercy 
on me, O Lord, thou Son of David; my daughter 



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is grievously vexed with a devil. But he answered 
her not a word. And his disciples came and be 
sought him, saying : Send her ajvay ; for she crieth 
after us. But he answered and said : I am not sent 
but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel. Then 
came she and worshipped him, saying: Lord, help 
me. But he answered and said: It is not meet to 
take the children's bread, and to cast it to dogs. 
And she said: Truth, Lord ; yet the dogs eat of the 
crumbs which fall from their masters' table. Then 
Jesus answered and said unto her: O woman, great 
is thy faith : be it unto thee even as thou wilt. And 
her daughter was made whole from that very hour. 
The Creed is said. 

OFFERTORY. Ps. 119. My delight shall be 
in thy commandments which I have loved exceed 
ingly : my hands also will I lift up unto thy 
commandments, which I have loved. 

SECRET. 

T T TE beseech thee, O Lord, mercifully to have 
VV respect unto these our oblations : that the 
same may be profitable unto us for our increase in 
all godliness, and for the advancement of everlast 
ing salvation. .Through. 

Other Secrets as on Ash Wednesday. 

COMMUNION. Ps. 5. Consider my meditation : 
hearken thou unto the voice of my calling, my 
King and my God : for unto thee will I make my 
prayer, O Lord. 

POSTCOMMUNION. 

TT TE humbly beseech thee, Almighty God : 
VV that we whom thou dost vouchsafe to 



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regenerate with thy holy sacraments ; may con 
tinually serve thee in all virtuous and godly living. 
Through. 

Other Postcommunions as on Ash Wednesday. 



MONDAY 

Station at St. Clement's. 

INTROIT. Redime me. Ps. 26. 

DELIVER me, Lord, and be merciful unto 
me : my foot standeth right, I will praise the 
Lord in the congregation. Ps. ibid. Be thou my 
judge, Lord, for I have walked innocently: my 
trust hath been also in the Lord, therefore I shall 
not fall. f. Glory be. 

COLLECT. 

GRANT, we beseech thee, Almighty God: that, 
like as we thy family do abstain from food 
to the mortifying of the flesh; so we may likewise 
fast from sin to the following after righteousness. 
Through. 

Other Collects as on Ash Wednesday. 

The Lesson for the EPISTLE from Daniel the 
Prophet. Dan. 9. 15. 

IN those days: Daniel prayed unto the Lord, 
saying: O Lord our God, that hast brought 
thy people forth out of the land of Egypt with a 
mighty hand, and hast gotten thee renown, as at 
this day ; we have sinned, we have done wickedly. 
O^Lord, according to all thy righteousness, I beseech 
thee, let thine anger and thy fury be turned away 



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from thy city Jerusalem, thy holy mountain: 
because for our sins, and for the iniquities of our 
fathers, Jerusalem and thy people are become a 
reproach to all that are about us. Now therefore, 
O our God, hear the prayer of thy servant, and his 
supplications, and cause thy face to shine upon 
thy sanctuary that is desolate, for the Lord's sake. 

my God, incline thine ear, and hear; open thine 
eyes, and behold our desolations, and the city which 
is called by thy Name: for we do not present our 
supplications before thee for our righteousnesses, 
but for thy great mercies. O Lord, hear; O Lord, 
forgive; O Lord, hearken and do; defer not, for 
thine own sake, O my God: for thy city and thy 
people are called by thy Name, O Lord, our God. 

GRADUAL. Ps. 70. Thou art my helper and 
redeemer: O Lord, make no long tarrying, y. Let 
mine enemies be ashamed and confounded, that 
seek after my soul. 

TRACT. Ps. 103. O Lord, deal not, as on Ash 
Wednesday. 

$4 The Continuation of the HOLY GOSPEL 
according to John. St. John 8. 21. 

A? that time: Jesus said unto the multitude of 
the Jews: I go my way, and ye shall seek 
me, and shall die in your sins: whither I go, ye 
cannot come. Then said the Jews: Will he kill 
himself ? because he saith : Whither I go, ye can 
not come. And he said unto them: Ye are from 
beneath; I am from above: ye are of this world; 

1 am not of this world. I said therefore unto 
you, that ye shall die in your sins: for if ye 
believe not that I am he, ye shall die in your 



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sins. Then said they unto him: Who art thou ? 
And Jesus saith unto them: Even the same that 
I said unto you from the beginning. I have 
many things to say and to judge of you: but 
he that sent me is true; and I speak to the world 
those things which I have heard of him. They 
understood not that he spake to them of the Father. 
Then said Jesus unto them: When ye have lifted 
up the Son of man, then shall ye know that I am 
he, and that I do nothing of myself; but as my 
Father hath taught me, I speak these things. And 
he that sent me is with me: the Father hath not 
left me alone; for I do always those things that 
please him. 

OFFERTORY. Ps. 16. I will thank the Lord 
for giving me warning: I have set God always 
before me: for he is on my right hand, therefore 
I shall not fall. 

SECRET. 

/^^RANT, we beseech thee, Lord, that this 
VJT our sacrifice of atonement and thanksgiving 
may render us in all things worthy of thy succour. 
Through. 

Other Secrets as on Ash Wednesday. 

COMMUNION. Ps. 8. O Lord our Governour, 
how excellent is thy Name in all the world. 

POSTCOMMUNION. 

GRANT, O Lord, we pray thee, that this holy 
Communion may in such wise cleanse us 
from all our sins : that we may attain thereby to 
the fellowship of him who is the healer of our souls, 
even Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord. 



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Other Postcommunions as on Ash Wednesday. 
Over the people. Let us pray. Bow down before 
the Lord. 

COLLECT. 

A SSIST us mercifully, O Lord, in these our 
jL\. supplications : that we, whom thou dost suffer 
to put our trust and confidence in thy mercy, may 
of thy goodness obtain the wonted effects of thy 
compassion. Through. 

TUESDAY 

Station at St. Balbina. 

INTROIT. Tibi dixit. Ps. 27. 

MY heart hath talked of thee, I have sought 
thy face, thy face, Lord, will I seek: O 
hide not thou thy face from me. Ps. ibid. The 
Lord is my light and my salvation: whom then 
shall I fear ? f. Glory be. 

COLLECT. 

OMOST merciful God, we beseech thee so to 
perfect in us the work of this holy observance : 
that we, who by thine inspiration know those things 
that we ought to do, may likewise by thee be 
enabled to perform the same. Through. 

Other Collects as on Ash Wednesday. 

The Lesson for the EPISTLE from the former 
Book of the Kings. i Kings 17. 8. 

IN those days: The word of the Lord came unto 
Elijah the Tishbite, saying: Arise, get thee to 
Zarephath, which belongeth to Zidon, and dwell 
there: behold I have commanded a widow woman 



Tuesday after 2nd Sunday in Lnt A 167 

there to sustain thee. So he arose and went to 
Zarephath. And when he came to the gate of the 
city, behold, the widow woman was there gathering 
of sticks: and he called to her, and said: Fetch 
me, I pray thee, a little water in a vessel, that I 
may drink. And as she was going to fetch it, he 
called to her, and said: Bring me, I pray thee, a 
morsel of bread in thine hand. And she said: 
As the Lord thy God liveth, I have not a cake, 
but an handful of meal in a barrel, and a little 
oil in a cruse: and, behold, I am gathering two 
sticks, that I may go in and dress it for me and 
my son, that we may eat it, and die. And Elijah 
said unto her: Fear not; go and do as thou hast 
said: but make me thereof a little cake first, and 
bring it unto me, and after make for thee and 
for thy son. For thus saith the Lord God of Israel : 
The barrel of meal shall not waste, neither shall 
the cruse of oil fail, until the day that the Lord 
sendeth rain upon the earth. And she went and 
did according to the saying of Elijah: and she, 
and he, and her house, did eat many days. And 
the barrel of meal wasted not, neither did the cruse 
of oil fail, according to the word of the Lord, which 
he spake by Elijah. 

GRADUAL. Ps. 55. cast thy burden upon 
the Lord : and he shall nourish thee. y. When I 
cried unto the Lord he heard my voice, from the 
battle that was against me. 

^ The Continuation of the HOLY GOSPEL 
according to Matthew. St. Matt. 23. i. 

that time: Jesus spake unto the multitudes 
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Pharisees sit in Moses' seat. All therefore what 
soever they bid you observe, that observe and do: 
but do not ye after their works: for they say, and 
do not. For they bind heavy burdens and grievous 
to be borne and lay them on men's shoulders: but 
they themselves will not move them with one of 
their fingers. But all their works they do for to 
be seen of men : they make broad their phylacteries, 
and enlarge the borders of their garments, and love 
the uppermost rooms at feasts, and the chief seats 
in the synagogues, and greetings in the markets, 
and to be called of men, Rabbi, Rabbi. But be not 
ye called Rabbi: for one is your master, even 
Christ; and all ye are brethren. And call no man 
your father upon the earth : for one is your Father, 
which is in heaven. Neither be ye called masters: 
for one is your master, even Christ. But he that 
is greatest among you shall be your servant. And 
whosoever shall exalt himself shall be abased; and 
he that shall humble himself shall be exalted. 

OFFERTORY. Ps. 51. Have mercy upon me, 
God, after thy great goodness: O Lord, do away 
mine offences. 

SECRET. 

WE beseech thee, O Lord, that by these holy 
mysteries thou wouldest be pleased to 
accomplish in us thy work of sanctification : that 
we, being cleansed from all earthly and carnal vices, 
may attain thy gift of everlasting life. Through. 

Other Secrets as on Ash Wednesday. 

COMMUNION. Ps. 9. I will speak of all thy 
marvellous works: I will be glad and rejoice in 
thee: yea, my songs will I make of thy Name, 
O thou Most Highest. 



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POSTCOMMUNION. 

OLORD, who dost vouchsafe to feed us with 
these holy gifts: grant, we beseech thee; 
that we may be ever rendered worthy of the same, 
by walking obediently after thy commandments. 
Through. 

Other Postcommunions as on Ash Wednesday. 

Over the people. Let us pray. Bow down before 
the Lord. 

COLLECT. 

WE beseech thee, O Lord, to have compassion 
on our prayers : that, the infirmities of 
our souls being healed, we may obtain of thee the 
remission of all our sins, and evermore rejoice in 
thy heavenly benediction. Through. 

WEDNESDAY 

Station at St. Cecilia. 

INTROIT. Ne derelinquas. Ps. 38. 

FORSAKE me not, O Lord my God, be not 
thou far from me: haste thee to help me, 
O Lord God of my salvation. J. Ps. ibid. Put 
me not to rebuke, O Lord, in thine anger, neither 
chasten me in thy heavy displeasure, f. Glory be. 

COLLECT. 

WE beseech thee, O Lord, graciously to hear 
the prayers of thy people : that we, who by 
thine ordinance abstain from carnal food, may 
likewise be delivered from all sins that hurt the 
soul. Through. 

Other Collects as on Ash Wednesday. 



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The Lesson for the EPISTLE from the Book of 
Esther. Esther 13. 8. 

IN those days: Mardocheus thought upon all 
the works of the Lord, and made his prayer 
unto him, saying: O Lord, Lord, the King 
Almighty: for the whole world is in thy power, 
and if thou hast appointed to save Israel, there is 
no man that can gainsay thee: for thou hast 
made heaven and earth, and all the wondrous 
things under the heaven. Thou art Lord of all 
things, and there is no man that can resist thee, 
which art the Lord. And now, O Lord God and 
King, spare thy people: for their eyes are upon 
us to bring us to nought: yea, they desire to 
destroy the inheritance, that hath been thine from 
the beginning. Despise not the portion, which 
thou hast delivered out of Egypt for thine own self. 
Hear my prayer, and be merciful unto thine 
inheritance: turn our sorrow into joy, that we may 
live, O Lord, and praise thy Name: and destroy 
not the mouths of them that praise thee, O Lord. 

GRADUAL. Ps. 28. O Lord, save thy people, 
and give thy blessing unto thine inheritance. 
y. Unto thee will I cry, O Lord my strength : think 
no scorn of me, lest I become like unto them that 
go down into the pit. 

TRACT. Ps. 103. O Lord, deal not, as on Ash 
Wednesday. 

^ The Continuation of the HOLY GOSPEL 
according to Matthew. St. Matt. 20. 17. 

AT that time: Jesus going up to Jerusalem 
took the twelve disciples apart in the way, 



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and said unto them : Behold, we go up to Jerusalem, 
and the Son of man shall be betrayed unto the 
chief priests, and unto the scribes, and they shall 
condemn him to death, and shall deliver him to 
the Gentiles to mock, and to scourge and to crucify 
him, and the third day he shall rise again. Then 
came to him the mother of Zebedee's children 
with her sons, worshipping him, and desiring a 
certain thing of him. And he said unto her: What 
wilt thou ? She saith unto him: Grant that these 
my two sons may sit, the one on thy right hand, 
and the other on the left, in thy kingdom. But 
Jesus answered and said: Ye know not what ye 
ask. Are ye able to drink of the cup that I shall 
drink of, and to be baptized with the baptism that 
I am baptized with ? They say unto him: We are 
able. And he saith unto them: Ye shall drink 
indeed of my cup, and be baptized with the baptism 
that I am baptized with: but to sit on my right 
hand, and on my left, is not mine to give; but it 
shall be given to them for whom it is prepared of 
my Father. And when the ten heard it, they were 
moved with indignation against the two brethren. 
But Jesus called them unto him, and said: Ye 
know that the princes of the Gentiles exercise 
dominion over them, and they that are great 
exercise authority upon them. But it shall not be 
so among you : but whosoever will be great among 
you, let him be your minister ; and whosoever will 
be chief among you, let him be your servant : even 
as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, 
but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for 
many. 

OFFERTORY. Ps. 25. Unto thee, O Lord, will 
I lift up my soul: my God, I have put my trust in 



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thee, O let me not be confounded: neither let mine 
enemies triumph over me: for all they that hope 
in thee shall not be ashamed. 



SECRET. 

WE pray thee, O Lord, look down in mercy 
on the sacrifice, which we here present 
unto thee; that we, drawing near unto thee in 
these holy mysteries, may by the same be delivered 
irom the chains of the sins which we have com 
mitted. Through. 

Other Secrets as on Ash Wednesday. 

COMMUNION. Ps. ii. The righteous Lord 
loveth righteousness: his countenance will behold 
the thing that is just. 

POSTCOMMUNION. 

OLORD, who here hast fed us with thy holy 
sacraments : grant, we pray thee ; that we 
may thereby grow and increase toward the attain 
ment of everlasting salvation. Through. 

Other Postcommunions as on Ash Wednesday. 
Over the people. Let us pray. Bow down before 
the Lord. 

COLLECT. 

OGOD, the restorer and lover of innocency, 
we beseech thee to direct unto thyself the 
hearts of us thy servants : that being kindled with 
the fire of thy spirit, we may be found steadfast in 
faith, and effectually given to all good works. 
Through. 



Thursday after 2nd Sunday in Lent A 173 
THURSDAY 

Station at St. Mary beyond the Tiber. 

INTROIT. Deus in adjutorium. Ps. 70. 

HASTE thee, God, to deliver me: make 
haste to help me, O Lord: let them be 
ashamed and confounded that seek after my soul. 
Ps. ibid. Let them be turned backward and put 
to confusion: that wish me evil. y. Glory be. 

COLLECT. 

GRANT to us, Lord, we beseech thee, the help 
of thy grace: that we, being devoutly given 
to abstinence and prayer, may be preserved both in 
body and soul from all the assaults of our enemies. 
Through. 

Other Collects as on Ash Wednesday. 

The Lesson for the EPISTLE from Jeremiah the 
Prophet. Jer. 17. 5. 

THUS saith the Lord God: Cursed be the man 
that trusteth in man, and maketh flesh his 
arm, and whose heart departeth from the Lord. 
For he shall be like the heath in the desert, and 
shall not see when good cometh; but shall inhabit 
the parched places in the wilderness, in a salt land 
and not inhabited. Blessed is the man that trusteth 
in the Lord, and whose hope the Lord is. For he 
shall be as a tree planted by the waters, and that 
spreadeth out her roots by the river, and shall not 
see when heat cometh, but her leaf shall be green; 
and shall not be careful in the year of drought, 
neither shall cease from yielding fruit. The heart 



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is deceitful above all things, and desperately 
wicked: who can know it ? I the Lord search 
the heart: I try the reins, even to give every man 
according to his ways, and according to the fruit 
of his doings, saith the Lord Almighty. 

GRADUAL. Ps. 79. Be merciful unto our 
sins, Lord; wherefore do the heathen say: 
Where is now their God ? ^. Help us, O God of 
our salvation: for the glory of thy Name deliver 
us, O Lord. 

>J< The Continuation of the HOLY GOSPEL 
according to Luke. St. Luke 16. 19. 

AT that time: Jesus said unto the Pharisees: 
There was a certain rich man, which was 
clothed in purple and fine linen, and fared 
sumptuously every day. And there was a certain 
beggar named Lazarus, which was laid at his gate 
full of sores, and desiring to be fed with the crumbs 
which fell from the rich man's table: moreover the 
dogs came and licked his sores. And it came to 
pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the 
Angels into Abraham's bosom. The rich man also 
died, and was buried: and in hell he lift up his 
eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar 
off, and Lazarus in his bosom. And he cried and 
said : Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send 
Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in 
water, and cool my tongue ; for I am tormented in 
this flame. But Abraham said : Son, remember 
that thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy good things, 
and likewise Lazarus evil things ; but now he is 
comforted, and thou art tormented. And besides 
all this, between us and you there is a great gulf 
fixed : so that they who would pass from hence to 



Thursday after 2nd Sunday in Lent A 175 

you cannot ; neither can they pass to us, that would 
come from thence. Then he said : I pray thee there 
fore, father, that thou wouldest send him to my 
father's house: for I have five brethren; that he 
may testify unto them, lest they also come into this 
place of torment. Abraham saith unto him : They 
have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them. 
And he said : Nay, father Abraham ; but if one went 
unto them from the dead, they will repent. And 
he said unto him: If they hear not Moses and the 
prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though 
one rose from the dead. 

OFFERTORY. Exod. 32. Moses besought the 
Lord his God, and said: Why, O Lord, doth thy 
wrath wax hot against thy people ? Turn from thy 
fierce wrath; remember Abraham, Isaac, and 
Jacob, to whom thou swarest to give a land flow 
ing with milk and honey; and the Lord repented 
of the evil which he thought to do unto his people. 

SECRET. 

GRANT, O Lord, we pray thee, that the fast, 
which we have dedicated to the honour of 
thy Name, may by our present sacrifice be sanctified 
in thy sight: that this profession of our outward 
observance may inwardly work in us to good effect. 
Through. 

Other Secrets as on Ash Wednesday. 

COMMUNION. St. John 6. He that eateth my 
Flesh and drinketh my Blood, dwelleth in me, and 
I in him,, saith the Lord. 



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POSTCOMMUNION. 
E beseech thee, O Lord, that we thy servants, 
never failing of the succour of thy grace, 



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may in all things be devoutly given to thy holy 
service and stablished by thy continual help. 
Through. 

Over the people. Let us pray. Bow down before 
the Lord. 

COLLECT. 

SSIST, O Lord, we pray thee, us thy servants, 
who call on the perpetual bounty of thy 
loving-kindness: and, forasmuch as we do glory 
in thee alone, our author and our governour, 
vouchsafe that we may be in all things united and 
restored by thee, and evermore preserved in that 
state, whereunto thou dost restore us. Through. 

FRIDAY 

Station at St. Vitalis. 

INTROIT. Ego autem. Ps. 17. 

AS for me, I will behold thy presence in righteous- 

JL\. ness : and when I awake up after thy likeness 

I shall be satisfied with it. Ps. ibid. Hear the 

right, O Lord: consider my complaint, 'f. Glory be. 

COLLECT. 

A LMIGHTY God, we humbly beseech thee, that 
J~\ we may in such wise be cleansed by this holy 
time of fasting, that we may keep the coming feast 
in all sincerity. Through. 

Other Collects as on Ash Wednesday. 

The Lesson for the EPISTLE from the Book of 
Genesis. Gen. 37. 6. 

IN those days: Joseph said unto his brethren: 
Hear, I pray you, this dream which I have 
dreamed: For, behold, we were binding sheaves 



Friday after 2nd Sunday in Lent A 177 

in the field, and lo, my sheaf arose, and also stood 
upright; and, behold, your sheaves stood round 
about, and made obeisance to my sheaf. And his 
brethren said to him : Shalt thou indeed reign over 
us ? or shalt thou indeed have dominion over us ? 
And they hated him yet the more for his dreams, 
and for his words. And he dreamed yet another 
dream, and told it his brethren, and said : Behold, 
I have dreamed a dream more; and, behold, the 
sun and the moon and the eleven stars made 
obeisance to me. And he told it to his father, and 
to his brethren: and his father rebuked him, and 
said unto him: What is this dream that thou hast 
dreamed ? Shall I and thy mother and thy brethren 
indeed come to bow down ourselves to thee to the 
earth ? And his brethren envied him: but his 
father observed the saying. And his brethren went 
to feed their father's flock in Shechem. And Israel 
said unto Joseph: Do not thy brethren feed the 
flock in Shechem ? come, and I will send thee 
unto them. And he said to him: Here am I. 
And he said to him: Go, I pray thee, see whether 
it be well with thy brethren, and well with the 
flocks: and bring me word again. So he sent him 
out of the vale of Hebron, and he came to Shechem. 
And a certain man found him, and, behold, he was 
wandering in the field: and the man asked him, 
saying : What seekest thou ? And he said : I seek 
my brethren : tell me, I pray thee, where they feed 
their flocks. And the man said : They are departed 
hence: for I heard them say : Let us go to Dothan. 
And Joseph went after his brethren, and found 
them in Dothan. And when they saw him afar 
off, even before he came near unto them, they 
conspired against him to slay him. And they said 



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one to another: behold, this dreamer cometh. 
Come now therefore, and let us slay him, and 
cast him in some pit, and we will say: Some evil 
beast hath devoured him: and we will see what 
will become of his dreams. And Reuben heard it, 
and he delivered him out of their hands: and 
said: Let us not kill him. And Reuben said: 
Shed no blood, but cast him into this pit that is 
in the wilderness, and lay no hand upon him: 
that he might rid him out of their hands, to deliver 
him to his father again. 

GRADUAL. Ps. 120. When I was in trouble, 
I called upon the Lord, and he heard me. y. De 
liver my soul, O Lord, from lying lips, and from a 
deceitful tongue. 

TRACT. Ps. 103. O Lord, deal not, as on Ash 
Wednesday. 

^ The Continuation of the HOLY GOSPEL 
according to Matthew. St. Matt. 21. 33. 

AT that time : Jesus spake this parable unto 
J~\. the multitudes of the Jews and the chief 
priests: There was a certain householder, which 
planted a vineyard, and hedged it round about, 
and digged a winepress in it, and built a tower, 
and let it out to husbandmen, and went into a far 
country: and when the time of the fruit drew 
near, he sent his servants to the husbandmen, 
that they might receive the fruits of it. And the 
husbandmen took his servants, and beat one, and 
killed another, and stoned another. Again, he 
sent other servants more than the first: and they 
did unto them likewise. But last of all he sent 



Friday after 2nd Sunday in Lent A 179 

unto them his son, saying: They will reverence 
my son. But when the husbandmen saw the son, 
they said among themselves: This is the heir; 
come, let us kill him, and let us seize on his in 
heritance. And they caught him, and cast him 
out of the vineyard, and slew him. When the lord 
therefore of the vineyard cometh, what will he do 
unto those husbandmen ? They say unto him : 
He will miserably destroy those wicked men, and 
will let out his vineyard unto other husbandmen, 
which shall render him the fruits in their seasons. 
Jesus saith unto them: Did ye never read in the 
scriptures: The stone which the builders rejected, 
the same is become the head of the corner: this 
is the Lord's doing, and it is marvellous in our 
eyes ? Therefore I say unto you : The kingdom of 
God shall be taken from you and given to a nation 
bringing forth the fruits thereof. And whosoever 
shall fall on this stone shall be broken: but on 
whomsoever it shall fall, it shall grind him to 
powder. And when the chief priests and Phari 
sees had heard his parables, they perceived that 
he spake of them. But when they sought to lay 
hands on him, they feared the multitude, because 
they took him for a prophet. 

OFFERTORY. Ps. 40. Make haste, O Lord, 
to help me: let them be ashamed and confounded 
together, that seek after my soul to destroy it: 
make haste, Lord, to help me. 

SECRET. 

GRANT, O Lord, we pray thee, that this holy 
sacrifice may continually work in us to good 



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effect, and be strengthened in the power of its 
operation. Through. 

Other Secrets as on Ash Wednesday. 

COMMUNION. Ps. 12. Thou shalt keep us, 
O Lord : thou shalt preserve us from this generation 
for ever. 

POSTCOMMUNION. 

OLORD, who hast bestowed on us these pledges 
of our salvation : grant us, we pray thee, that 
we may so walk worthily of the same that we may 
attain unto their fulfilment in everlasting life. 
Through. 

Other Postcommunions as on Ash Wednesday. 

Over the people. Let us pray. Bow down before 
the Lord. 

COLLECT. 

KEEP, we beseech thee, O Lord, thy faithful 
people both outwardly in their bodies and 
inwardly in their souls: that they, cleaving stead 
fastly to all good works, may ever be defended by 
thy mighty power. Through. 



SATURDAY 

Station at SS. Marcellinus and Peter. 

INTROIT. Lex Domini. Ps. 19. 

THE law of the Lord is an undefiled law, 
converting the soul: the testimony of the 
Lord is sure, and giveth wisdom unto the simple. 
Ps. ibid. The heavens declare the glory of God: 



Saturday after 2nd Sunday in Lent A 181 

and the firmament sheweth his handy-work. 
f. Glory be. 

COLLECT. 

ARRANT, we beseech thee, O Lord, that this 
vJT our abstinence may so work in us to good 
effect : that we, who now do submit ourselves 
to the mortifying of the flesh, may be profited 
thereby to the quickening of our souls. Through. 

Other Collects as on Ash Wednesday. 

The Lesson for the EPISTLE from the Book of 
Genesis. Gen. 27. 6. 

IN those days: Rebekah spake unto Jacob her 
son, saying: Behold, I heard thy father speak 
unto Esau thy brother, saying: Bring me venison, 
and make me savoury meat, that I may eat, and 
bless thee before the Lord before my death. Now, 
therefore, my son, obey my voice according to that 
which I command thee. Go now to the flock, and 
fetch me from thence two good kids of the goats; 
and I will make them savoury meat for thy father, 
such as he loveth: and thou shalt bring it to thy 
father, that he may eat, and that he may bless 
thee before his death. And Jacob said to Rebekah, 
his mother: Behold, Esau my brother is a hairy 
man, and I am a smooth man: my father per- 
adventure will feel me, and I shall seem to him as a 
deceiver: and I shall bring a curse upon me, and 
not a blessing. And his mother said unto him: 
Upon me be thy curse, my son : only obey my voice, 
and go fetch me them. And he went, and fetched, 
and brought them to his mother: and his mother 
made savoury meat, such as his father loved. And 
Rebekah took goodly raiment of her eldest son 



A 182 Saturday after 2nd Sunday in Lent 

Esau, which were with her in the house, and put 
them upon Jacob her younger son: and she put 
the skins of the kids of the goats upon his hands, 
and upon the smooth of his neck: and she gave 
the savoury meat and the bread, which she had 
prepared, into the hand of her son Jacob. And 
he came unto his father, and said: My father: 
and he said : Here am I ; who art thou, my son ? 
And Jacob said unto his father: I am Esau thy 
firstborn; I have done according as thou badest 
me: arise, I pray thee, sit and eat of my venison, 
that thy soul may bless me. And Isaac said unto 
his son : How is it that thou hast found it so quickly, 
my son ? And he said : Because the Lord thy God 
brought it to me. And Isaac said unto Jacob: 
Come near, I pray thee, that I may feel thee, my 
son, whether thou be my very son Esau or not. 
And Jacob went near unto Isaac his father; and 
he felt him, and said: The voice is Jacob's voice, 
but the hands are the hands of Esau. And he 
discerned him not, because his hands were hairy, 
as his brother Esau's hands: so he blessed him. 
And he said: Art thou my very son Esau ? And 
he said : I am. And he said : Bring it near to me, 
and I will eat of my son's venison, that my soul 
may bless thee. And he brought it near to him, 
and he did eat: and he brought him wine, and he 
drank. And his father Isaac said unto him: Come 
near now, and kiss me, my son. And he came near, 
and kissed him: and he smelled the smell of his 
raiment, and blessed him, and said: See, the smell 
of my son is as the smell of a field which the 
Lord hath blessed: therefore God give thee of 
the dew of heaven, and the fatness of the earth, 
and plenty of corn and wine: let people serve 



Saturday after 2nd Sunday in Lent A 183 

thee, and nations bow down to thee: be lord 
over thy brethren, and let thy mother's sons bow 
down to thee: cursed be every one that curseth 
thee, and blessed be he that blesseth thee. And 
it came to pass, as soon as Isaac had made an 
end of blessing Jacob, and Jacob was yet scarce 
gone out from the presence of Isaac his father, 
that Esau his brother came in from his hunting. 
And he also had made savoury meat, and brought 
it unto his father, and said unto his father: Let 
my father arise, and eat of his son's venison, that 
thy soul may bless me. And Isaac his father said 
unto him: Who art thou ? And he said: I am 
thy son, thy firstborn Esau. And Isaac trembled 
very exceedingly, and said: Who ? where is he 
that hath taken venison, and brought it me, and 
I have eaten of all before thou earnest, and have 
blessed him ? yea, and he shall be blessed. And 
when Esau heard the words of his father, he cried 
with a great and exceeding bitter cry, and said 
unto his father: Bless me, even me also, O my 
father. And he said: Thy brother came with 
subtilty, and hath taken away thy blessing. And 
he said: Is not he rightly named Jacob ? for he 
hath supplanted me these two times : he took away 
my birthright; and, behold, now he hath taken 
away my blessing. And he said: Hast thou not 
reserved a blessing for me ? And Isaac answered 
and said unto Esau: Behold, I have made him 
thy lord, and all his brethren have I given to him 
for servants: and with corn and wine have I 
sustained him : and what shall I do now unto thee, 
my son ? And Esau said unto his father: Hast 
thou but one blessing for me, my father ? bless 
me, even me also, my father. And Esau lifted 



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up his voice and wept. And Isaac his father 
answered and said unto him: Behold, thy dwelling 
shall be the fatness of the earth, and of the dew 
of heaven above. 

GRADUAL. Ps. 92. It is a good thing to give 
thanks unto the Lord: and to sing praises unto thy 
Name, most highest. ^. To tell of thy loving- 
kindness early in the morning, and of thy truth in 
the night-season. 

>J< The Continuation of the HOLY GOSPEL 
according to Luke. St. Luke 15. u. 

AT that time Jesus spake this parable unto the 
scribes and Pharisees : A certain man had 
two sons, and the younger of them said to his 
father: Father, give me the portion of goods that 
falleth to me. And he divided unto them his 
living. And not many days after the younger son 
gathered all together, and took his journey into a 
far country, and there wasted his substance with 
riotous living. And when he had spent all, there 
arose a mighty famine in that land: and he began 
to be in want. And he went and joined himself 
to a citizen of that country; and he sent him into 
his fields to feed swine. And he would fain have 
filled his belly with the husks that the swine did 
eat: and no man gave unto him. And when he 
came to himself, he said : How many hired servants 
of my father's have bread enough and to spare, 
and I perish with hunger! I will arise and go to 
my father, and will say unto him: Father, I have 
sinned against heaven, and before thee, and am 
no more worthy to be called thy son : make me as 
one of thy hired servants. And he arose, and 
came to his father. But when he was yet a great 



Saturday after 2nd Sunday in Lent A 185 

way off, his father saw him, and had compassion, 
and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him. 
And the son said unto him: Father, I have sinned 
against heaven, and in thy sight, and am no more 
worthy to be called thy son. But the father said 
to his servants: Bring forth the best robe, and put 
it on him: and put a ring on his hand, and shoes 
on his feet: and bring hither the fatted calf and 
kill it; and let us eat, and be merry: for this my 
son was dead, and is alive again ; he was lost, and 
is found. And they began to be merry. Now his 
elder son was in the field : and as he came and drew 
nigh to the house, he heard musick and dancing. 
And he called one of the servants, and asked what 
these things meant. And he said unto him: -Thy 
brother is come: and thy father hath killed the 
fatted calf, because he hath received him safe and 
sound. And he was angry, and would not go in: 
therefore came his father out, and entreated him. 
And he answering said to his father: Lo, these 
many years do I serve thee, neither transgressed 
I at any time thy commandment: and yet thou 
never gavest me at any time a kid, that I might 
make merry with my friends: but as soon as this 
thy son was come, which hath devoured thy living 
with harlots, thou hast killed for him the fatted 
calf. And he said unto him: Son, thou art ever 
with me, and all that I have is thine. It was meet 
that we should make merry, and be glad: for thy 
brother was dead, and is alive again : and was lost, 
and is found. 

OFFERTORY. Ps. 13. Lighten mine eyes that 
I sleep not in death : lest mine enemy say : I have 
prevailed against him. 



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SECRET. 

WE beseech thee, O Lord, mercifully to look 
upon these our oblations : and grant that 
like as we do pray to be delivered from the sins 
which we have committed, so we may be preserved 
from all the devices of our enemies. Through. 

Other Secrets as on Ash Wednesday. 

COMMUNION. St. Luke 15. It is meet that we 
should be glad, my son, for thy brother was dead 
and is alive again: and was lost and is found. 

POSTCOMMUNION. 

QLORD, who in this holy Sacrament hast 
refreshed us with heavenly food: grant that 
the same may in such wise be inwardly bestowed 
upon our hearts, that we may in very truth be 
made partakers of the same. Through. 

Other Postcommunions as on Ash Wednesday. 

Over the people. Let us pray. Bow down before 
the Lord. 

COLLECT. 

OLORD, we beseech thee to keep thy Church 
and household continually in thy true 
religion : that they who do lean only upon the hope 
of thy heavenly grace, may evermore be defended 
by thy heavenly protection. Through. 



M 



THIRD SUNDAY IN LENT 

Station at St. Lawrence without the Walls. 

INTROIT. Oculimei. Ps. 25, 

INE eyes are ever looking unto the Lord, for 
he shall pluck my feet out of the net : turn 



Third Sunday in Lent A 187 

thee unto me, and have mercy upon me : for I am 
desolate and in misery. Ps. ibid. Unto thee, Lord, 
will I lift up my soul : my God, in thee have I put 
my trust, let me not be confounded, y. Glory be. 

COLLECT. 

WE beseech thee, Almighty God, look upon 
the hearty desires of thy humble servants: 
and stretch forth the right hand of thy majesty 
to be our defence against all our enemies. Through. 
Other Collects as on Ash Wednesday. 

The Lesson from the EPISTLE of blessed Paul 
the Apostle to the Ephesians. Eph. 5. i. 

BRETHREN: Be ye therefore followers of God, 
as dear children ; and walk in love, as Christ 
also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us, 
an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet- 
smelling savour. But fornication, and all unclean- 
ness, or covetousness, let it not be once named 
amongst you, as becometh saints; neither filthi- 
ness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are 
not convenient; but rather giving of thanks; for 
this ye know, that no whoremonger, nor unclean 
person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, 
hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ, 
and of God. Let no man deceive you with vain 
words: for because of these things cometh the 
wrath of God upon the children of disobedience. 
Be not ye therefore partakers with them: for ye 
were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in 
the Lord: walk as children of light; (for the fruit 
of the Spirit is in all goodness, and righteousness, 
and truth;) proving what is acceptable unto the 
Lord. And have no fellowship with the unfruitful 
works of darkness, but rather reprove them : for it 



A 188 Third Sunday in Lent 

is a shame even to speak of those things which are 
done of them in secret. But all things that are 
reproved are made manifest by the light: for 
whatsoever doth make manifest is light. Where 
fore he saith: Awake, thou that sleepest, and 
arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee 
light. ^ 

GRADUAL. Ps. 9. Up, Lord, and let 'not 
man have the upper hand: let the heathen be 
judged in thy sight, y. While mine enemies 
are driven back, they shall fall and perish at 
thy presence. 

TRACT. Ps. 123. Unto thee lift I up mine eyes, 
thou that dwellest in the heavens, y. Behold, 
even as the eyes of servants look unto the hand of 
their masters, y. And as the eyes of a maiden 
unto the hand of her mistress : even so our eyes 
wait upon the Lord our God, until he have mercy 
upon us. y. Have mercy upon us, Lord, have 
mercy upon us. 

>J< The Continuation of the HOLY GOSPEL 
according to Luke. St. Luke n. 14. 

A? that time : Jesus was casting out a devil, 
and it was dumb. And it came to pass, 
when the devil was gone out, the dumb spake; 
and the people wondered. But some of them said: 
He casteth out devils through Beelzebub, the chief 
of the devils. And others, tempting him, sought of 
him a sign from heaven. But he, knowing their 
thoughts, said unto them: Every kingdom divided 
against itself is brought to desolation ; and a house 
divided against a house falleth. If Satan also be 
divided against himself, how shall his kingdom 
stand ? because ye say, that I cast out devils 



Third Sunday in Lent A 189 

through Beelzebub. And if I by Beelzebub cast 
out devils, by whom do your sons cast them out ? 
therefore shall they be your judges. But if I with 
the finger of God, cast out devils, no doubt the 
kingdom of God is come upon you. When a strong 
man armed, keepeth his palace, his goods are in 
peace; but when a stronger than he shall come 
upon him, and overcome him, he taketh from him 
all his armour wherein he trusted, and divideth his 
spoils. He that is not with me is against me ; and 
he that gathereth not with me scattereth. When 
the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh 
through dry places, seeking rest; and finding none, 
he saith: I will return unto my house whence I 
came out. And when he cometh, he findeth it 
swept and garnished. Then goeth he and taketh 
to him seven other spirits more wicked than him 
self, and they enter in, and dwell there: and the 
last state of that man is worse than the first. And 
it came to pass, as he spake these things, a certain 
woman of the company lifted up her voice, and 
said unto him: Blessed is the womb that bare 
thee, and the paps which thou hast sucked. But 
he said : Yea rather, blessed are they that hear 
the word of God, and keep it. 

The Creed is said. 

OFFERTORY. Ps. 19. The statutes of the Lord 
are right, and rejoice the heart, sweeter also than 
honey and the honeycomb : moreover thy servant 
keepeth them. 

SECRET. 

GRANT, O Lord, we pray thee, that this oblation 
may in such wise cleanse us from all our sins : 
that we thy servants, being sanctified both in body 



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and soul, may worthily offer unto thee this our 
sacrifice. Through. 

Other Secrets as on Ash Wednesday. 

COMMUNION. Ps. 84. The sparrow hath found 
her an house, and the swallow a nest, where she 
may lay her young: even thy altars, O Lord of 
hosts, my King and my God : blessed are they that 
dwell in thy house: they will be alway praising 
thee. 

POSTCOMMUNION. 

OLORD, who sufferest us to be partakers of 
thy wondrous mysteries : grant, we beseech 
thee ; that by thy mercy we may be absolved from 
all our iniquities, and defended against all adver 
sities. Through. 

Other Postcommunions as on Ash Wednesday. 

MONDAY 

Station at St, Mark's, 

INTROIT. In Deo laudabo. Ps. 56. 

IN God's word will I rejoice, in the Lord's word 
will I comfort me: yea, in God have I put my 
trust, I will not be afraid what man can do unto 
me. Ps. ibid. Be merciful unto me, O God, for 
man goeth about to devour me : he is daily fighting 
and troubling me. ^. Glory be. 

COLLECT. 

WE beseech thee, O Lord, mercifully to pour 
thy grace into our hearts : that like as 
we do refrain our bodies from carnal feastings, 
so we may be inwardly delivered from all wanton 
ness that may hurt the soul. Through. 
Other Collects as on Ash Wednesday. 



Monday after 3rd Sunday in Lent A 191 

The Lesson for the EPISTLE from the latter 
Book of the Kings. 2 Kings 5. I. 

IN those days: Naaman, captain of the host of 
the king of Syria, was a great man with his 
master, and honourable, because by him the Lord 
had given deliverance unto Syria: he was also a 
mighty man in valour, but he was a leper. And 
the Syrians had gone out by companies, and had 
brought away captive out of the land of Israel 
a little maid: and she waited on Naaman's wife. 
And she said unto her mistress: Would God, my 
Lord, were with the prophet that is in Samaria! 
for he would recover him of his leprosy. And one 
went in, and told his lord, saying: Thus and thus 
said the maid that is of the land of Israel. And 
the king of Syria said: Go to, go, and I will send 
a letter unto the king of Israel. And he departed, 
and took with him ten talents of silver, and six 
thousand pieces of gold, and ten changes of raiment. 
And he brought the letter to the king of Israel, 
saying: Now when this letter is come unto thee, 
behold, I have therewith sent Naaman my servant 
to thee, that thou mayest recover him of his leprosy. 
And it came to pass, when the king of Israel had 
read the letter, that he rent his clothes, and said: 
Am I God, to kill and to make alive, that this man 
doth send unto me to recover a man of his leprosy ? 
wherefore consider, I pray you, and see how he 
seeketh a quarrel against me. And it was so, 
when Elisha the man of God had heard that the 
king of Israel had rent his clothes, that he sent to 
the king, saying: Wherefore hast thou rent thy 
clothes ? let him come now to me, and he shall 
know that there is a prophet in Israel. So Naaman 
came with his horses and with his chariot, and 



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stood at the door of the house of Elisha. And 
Elisha sent a messenger unto him, saying : Go and 
wash in Jordan seven times, and thy flesh shall 
come again to thee, and thou shalt be clean. But 
Naaman was wroth, and went away, and said: 
Behold, I thought, he will surely come out to me, 
and stand, and call on the name of the Lord his 
God, and strike his hand over the place, and recover 
the leper. Are not Abana and Pharpar, rivers of 
Damascus, better than all the waters of Israel ? 
may I not wash in them, and be clean ? So he 
turned and went away in a rage. And his servants 
came near, and spake unto him, and said: My 
father, if the prophet had bid thee do some great 
thing, wouldest thou not have done it ? how much 
rather then, when he saith to thee: Wash, and be 
clean ? Then went he down, and dipped himself 
seven times in Jordan, according to the saying 
of the man of God: and his flesh came again like 
unto the flesh of a little child, and he was clean. 
And he returned to the man of God, he and all his 
company, and came and stood before him: and 
he said: Behold, now I know that there is no God 
in all the earth, but in Israel. 

GRADUAL. Ps. 56. Thou, O God, tellest my 
flittings : put my tears into thy bottle. ^. Be mer 
ciful unto me, O God, for man goeth about to devour 
me : he is daily fighting, and troubling me. 

TRACT. Ps. 103. O Lord, deal not, as on Ash 
Wednesday. 

^ The Continuation of the HOLY GOSPEL 
according to Luke. St. Luke 4. 23. 

A? that time : Jesus said unto the Pharisees : 
Ye will surely say unto me this proverb : 



Monday after 3rd Sunday in Lent A 193 

Physician, heal thyself : whatsoever we have heard 
done in Capernaum, do also here in thy country. 
And he said: Verily I say unto you, No prophet 
is accepted n his own country. But I tell you 
of a truth, many widows were in Israel in the days 
of Elias, when the heaven was shut up three years 
and six months, when great famine was through 
out all the land; but unto none of them was Elias 
sent, save unto Sarepta, a city of Sidon, unto a 
woman that was a widow. And many lepers were 
in Israel in the time of Eliseus the prophet; and 
none of them was cleansed, saving Naaman the 
Syrian. And all they in the synagogue, when they 
heard these things, were filled with wrath, and 
rose up, and thrust him out of the city, and led 
him unto the brow of the hill whereon their city 
was built, that they might cast him down head 
long. But he passing through the midst of them 
went his way. 

OFFERTORY. Ps. 55. Hear my prayer, O 
God, and hide not thyself from my petition: take 
heed unto me, and hear me. 

SECRET. 

OLORD, we pray thee that this oblation, which 
of our bounden service we do offer unto 
thee, may by thee be made a sacrament effectual 
unto our salvation. Through. 

Other Secrets as on Ash Wednesday. 

COMMUNION. Ps. 14. Who shall give salvation 
unto Israel out of Sion ? When the Lord turneth 
the captivity of his people, then shall Jacob rejoice, 
and Israel shall be glad. 



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POSTCOMMUNION. 
\ LMIGHTY and most merciful God, we humbly 



beseech thee : that those things which we 
have taken with our outward lips, we may inwardly 
receive in purity of heart. Through. 

Other Postcommunions as on Ash Wednesday. 
Over the peopk. Let us pray. Bow down before 
the Lord. 

COLLECT. 

ASIST us, Lord, we pray thee, with the 
help of thy mercy : that whereas through 
our sins and wickedness, we are sore beset by 
many and great dangers, we may be found worthy 
to be defended from the same by thy protection 
and preserved by thy deliverance. Through. 

TUESDAY 

Station at St. Pudentiana. 

INTROIT. Ego clamavi. Ps. 17. 

I HAVE called upon thee, O God, for thou shalt 
hear me: incline thine ear unto me, and 
hearken unto my words: keep me, O Lord, as the 
apple of an eye : hide me under the shadow of thy 
wings. Ps. ibid. Hear the right, O Lord:] con 
sider my complaint, y. Glory be. 

COLLECT. 

A LMIGHTY and most merciful God, we beseech 
JL\ thee graciously to hearken unto our prayers 
that we may obtain of thy great goodness the gift 
of continence unto our salvation. Through. 

Other Collects as on Ash Wednesday. 



Tuesday after 3rd Sunday in Lent A 195 

The Lesson for the EPISTLE from the latter 
Book of the Kings. 2 Kings 4. i. 

IN those days: A certain woman cried unto 
Elisha the prophet, saying: Thy servant, my 
husband, is dead: and thou knowest that thy 
servant did fear the Lord : and the creditor is come 
to take unto him my two sons to be bondmen. And 
Elisha said unto her: What shall I do for thee ? 
tell me, what hast thou in the house ? And she 
said: Thine handmaid hath not anything in the 
house, save a pot of oil. Then he said : Go, borrow 
thee vessels abroad of all thy neighbours, even 
empty vessels ; borrow not a few. And when thou 
art come in, thou shalt shut the door upon thee 
and upon thy sons, and shalt pour out into all 
those vessels, and thou shalt set aside that which 
is full. So she went from him, and shut the door 
upon her and upon her sons, who brought the 
vessels to her; and she poured out. And it came 
to pass, when the vessels were full, that she said 
unto her son: Bring me yet a vessel. And he said 
unto her: There is not a vessel more. And the oil 
stayed. Then she came and told the man of God. 
And he said: Go, sell the oil, and pay thy debt: 
and live thou and thy children of the rest. 

GRADUAL. Ps. 19. Who can tell how oft he 
offendeth: O cleanse thou me from my secret 
faults. ^. Keep thy servant also from presumptuous 
sins, lest they get the dominion over me: so shall 
I be undefiled, and innocent from the great offence. 

^ The Continuation of the HOLY GOSPEL 
according to Matthew. St. Matt. 18. 15. 

A? that time : Jesus said unto his disciples : 
If thy brother shall trespass against thee, 



A 196 Tuesday after 3rd Sunday in Lent 

go and tell him his fault between thee and him 
alone: if he shall hear thee, thou hast gained thy 
brother. But if he will not hear thee, then take 
with thee one or two more, that in the mouth of 
two or three witnesses every word may be estab 
lished. And if he shall neglect to hear them, tell 
it unto the church: but if he neglect to hear the 
church, let him be unto thee as a heathen man 
and a publican. Verily I say unto you, Whatso 
ever ye shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven : 
and whatsoever ye shall loose on earth shall be 
loosed in heaven. Again I say unto you, That 
if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any 
thing that they shall ask it shall be done for them 
of my Father which is in heaven. For where two 
or three are gathered together in my Name, there 
am I in the midst of them. Then came Peter to 
him, and said: Lord, how oft shall my brother 
sin against me, and I forgive him ? till seven 
times ? Jesus saith unto him: I say not unto 
thee, Until seven times: but, Until seventy times 
seven. 

OFFERTORY. Ps. 118. The right hand of the 
Lord hath the pre-eminence, the right hand of the 
Lord bringeth mighty things to pass: I shall not 
die but live, and declare the works of the Lord. 

SECRET. 

WE beseech thee, O Lord, that this Sacrament 
may effectually accomplish in us the work 
of our redemption: that we, being delivered from 
the lusts of the flesh, may attain to thy gift of ever 
lasting salvation. Through. 

Other Secrets as on Ash Wednesday. 



Wednesday after 3rd Sunday in Lent A 197 

COMMUNION. Ps. 15. Lord, who shall dwell 
in thy tabernacle ? or who shall rest upon thy 
holy hill ? Even he that leadeth an uncorrupt life, 
and doeth the thing that is right. 

POSTCOMMUNION. 

OLORD, who hast vouchsafed to purge us by 
these holy mysteries : grant, we beseech 
thee, that we may obtain of thy mercy pardon and 
grace. Through. 

Other Postcommunions as on Ash Wednesday. 

Over the people. Let us pray. Bow down before 
the Lord. 

COLLECT. 

WE pray thee, O Lord, defend us with thy 
mighty succour : and preserve us evermore 
against all the assaults of iniquity. Through. 

WEDNESDAY 

Station, at St. Xystus. 

INTROIT. Ego autem in Domino. Ps. 31. 

BUT my hope hath been in thee, O Lord: I 
will be glad, and rejoice in thy mercy: for 
thou hast considered my trouble. Ps. ibid. In 
thee, O Lord, have I put my trust, let me never 
be put to confusion: deliver me in thy righteous 
ness, y. Glory be. 

COLLECT. 

GRANT, we beseech thee, O Lord, that we 
being taught by abstinence in the way of 
salvation, may in such wise learn to refrain our 
selves from all vices that may hurt the soul, that 



A 198 Wednesday after 3rd Sunday in Lent 

we may readily obtain the pardon of thy loving- 
kindness. Through. 

Other Collects as on Ash Wednesday. 

The Lesson for the EPISTLE from the Book of 
Exodus. Exod. 20. 12. 

THUS saith the Lord God: Honour thy father 
and thy mother: that thy days may be 
long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth 
thee. Thou shalt not kill. Thou shalt not commit 
adultery. Thou shalt not steal. Thou shalt not 
bear false witness against thy neighbour. Thou 
shalt not covet thy neighbour's house, thou shalt 
not covet thy neighbour's wife, nor his manservant, 
nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor 
anything that is thy neighbour's. And all the people 
saw the thunderings, and the lightnings, and the 
noise of the trumpet, and the mountain smoking: 
and when the people saw it, they removed, and 
stood afar off. And they said unto Moses: Speak 
thou with us, and we will hear: but let not God 
speak with us, lest we die. And Moses said unto 
the people: Fear not, for God is come to prove 
you, and that his fear may be before your faces, 
that ye sin not. And the people stood afar off, 
and Moses drew near unto the thick darkness where 
God was. And the Lord said unto Moses: Thus 
thou shalt say unto the children of Israel : Ye have 
seen that I have talked with you from heaven. 
Ye shall not make with me gods of silver, neither 
shall ye make unto you gods of gold. An altar of 
earth thou shalt make unto me, and shalt sacrifice 
thereon thy burnt offerings, and thy peace offer 
ings, thy sheep, and thine oxen: in all places 
where I record my name. 



Wednesday after 3rd Sunday in Lent A 199 

GRADUAL. Ps. 6. Have mercy upon me, O 
Lord, for I am weak : O Lord, heal me. y. For 
my bones are vexed : my soul also is sore troubled. 

TRACT. Ps. 103. Lord, deal not, as on Ash 
Wednesday. 

^ The Continuation of the HOLY GOSPEL 
according to Matthew. St. Matt. 15. i. 

A that time : There came unto Jesus scribes 
and Pharisees, which were of Jerusalem, 
saying: Why do thy disciples transgress the 
tradition of the elders ? For they eat bread with 
unwashen hands. But he answered and said unto 
them: Why do ye also transgress the command 
ment of God by your tradition ? For God com 
manded, saying: Honour thy father and mother. 
And : He that curseth father or mother, let him die 
the death. But ye say: Whosoever shall say to 
his father or mother : It is a gift, by whatsoever 
thou mightest be profited by me: and honour not 
his father or mother, he shall be free. Thus have 
ye made the commandment of God of none effect 
by your tradition. Ye hypocrites, well did Esaias 
prophesy of you, saying : This people draweth nigh 
unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with 
their lips; but their heart is far from me. But in 
vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the 
commandments of men. And he called the multi 
tude, and said unto them: Hear, and understand: 
not that which goeth into the mouth defileth a 
man; but that which cometh out of the mouth, 
this defileth a man. Then came his disciples, and 
said unto him: Knowest thou that the Pharisees 
were offended, after they heard this saying ? But 
he answered and said: Every plant, which my 
heavenly Father hath not planted, shall be rooted 



A 200 Wednesday after 3rd Sunday in Lent 

up. Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the 
blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall 
fall into the ditch. Then answered Peter and said 
unto him: Declare unto us this parable. And 
Jesus said: Are ye also yet without understanding ? 
Do not ye yet understand, that whatsoever entereth 
in at the mouth goeth into the belly, and is cast 
out into the draught ? But those things which 
proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart ; 
and they defile the man. For out of the heart 
proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornica 
tions, thefts, false witness, blasphemies: these are 
the things which defile a man: but to eat with un- 
washen hands defileth not a man. 

OFFERTORY. Ps. 109. But deal thou with me, 
O Lord God, according unto thy Name:^ for sweet 
is thy mercy. 

SECRET. 

ACCEPT, O Lord, we beseech thee, the prayers 
of thy people, and the oblation of their sacri 
fice : that we which celebrate thy holy mysteries, 
may by thee be defended against all dangers that 
may beset us. Through. 

Other Secrets as on Ash Wednesday. 
COMMUNION. Ps. 1 6. Thou shalt shew me 
the path of life: in thy presence, O Lord, is the 
fulness of joy. 

POSTCOMMUNION. 

SANCTIFY, O Lord, we pray thee, us thy 
servants, who have on this day been made 
partakers of thy holy table : that we, being cleansed 
from all our perversities, may be made worthy to 
obtain thy heavenly promises. Through. 

Other Postcommunions as on Ash Wednesday. 



Thursday after- 3rd Sunday in Lent A 201 

Over the people. Let us pray. Bow down before 
the Lord. 

COLLECT. 

GRANT, we beseech thee, Almighty God: that 
we, who seek the grace of thy protection, 
may by thee be delivered from all evils, and serve 
thee with a quiet mind. Through. 



THURSDAY 

Station at SS. Cosmos and Damian. 

INTROIT. Solus populi. 

I AM the salvation of my people, saith the Lord : 
in whatsoever tribulation they shall call upon 
me, I will hear them : and I will be their Lord for 
ever. Ps. 78. Hear my law, O my people : incline 
your ears unto the words of my mouth, y. Glory be. 

COLLECT. 

OGOD, who in this solemn festival hast be 
stowed upon thy blessed Saints Cosmas and 
Damian everlasting glory, and upon us the assist 
ance of thine unspeakable providence: grant, we 
pray thee, that we, who now observe the same, 
may use it to the increasing of thy honour and 
glory. Through. 

Other Collects as on Ash Wednesday. 

The Lesson for the EPISTLE from Jeremiah the 
Prophet. Jer. 7. i. 

IN those days: The word of the Lord came 
unto me, saying: Stand in the gate of the 
Lord's house, and proclaim there this word, and 
say: Hear the word of the Lord, all ye of Judah, 

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A 202 Thursday after 3rd Sunday in Lent 

that enter in at these gates to worship the Lord. 
Thus saith the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel: 
Amend your ways and your doings, and I will 
cause you to dwell in this place. Trust ye not in 
lying words, saying: The temple of the Lord, The 
temple of the Lord, The temple of the Lord, are 
these. For if ye throughly amend your ways and 
your doings; if ye throughly execute judgment 
between a man and his neighbour : if ye oppress not 
the stranger, the fatherless, and the widow, and shed 
not innocent blood in this place, neither walk after 
other gods to your hurt: then will I cause you to 
dwell in this place, in the land that I gave to your 
fathers for ever and ever : saith the Lord Almighty. 

GRADUAL. Ps. 145. The eyes of all wait 
upon thee, O Lord: and thou givest them their 
meat in due season. ^. Thou openest thine hand, 
and fillest all things living with plenteousness. 

^ The Continuation of the HOLY GOSPEL 
according to Luke. St. Lulce 4. 38. 

A' that time : Jesus arose out of the synagogue, 
and entered into Simon's house. And Simon's 
wife's mother was taken with a great fever: and 
they besought him for her. And he stood over her, 
and rebuked the fever: and it left her: and im 
mediately she arose and ministered unto them. 
Now when the sun was setting, all they, that had 
any sick with divers diseases, brought them unto 
him: and he laid his hands on every one of them, 
and healed them. And devils also came out of 
many, crying out, and saying: Thou art Christ, 
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, he departed, and 



Thursday after 3rd Sunday in Lent A 203 

went into a desert place: and the people sought 
him, and came unto him, and stayed him, that he 
should not depart from them. And he said unto 
them: I must preach the kingdom of God to other 
cities also: for therefore am I sent. And he 
preached in the synagogues of Galilee. 

OFFERTORY. Ps. 138. Though I walk in the 
midst of trouble, yet shalt thou refresh me, O 
Lord : thou shalt stretch forth thy hand upon the 
furiousness of mine enemies, and thy right hand 
shall save me. 

SECRET. 

OLORD, who in this holy sacrifice hast given 
unto us thyself the firstfruits of all martyrs: 
we beseech thee to accept the oblations which we 
render unto thee, in honour of thy servants, whose 
death is right dear in thy sight. Who livest. 

Other Secrets as on Ash Wednesday. 

COMMUNION. Ps. 119. Thou hast charged 
that we shall diligently keep thy commandments: 
O that my ways were made so direct, that I might 
keep thy statutes. 

POSTCOMMUNION. 

RANT, we pray thee, O Lord, that we who 
have here received this holy Sacrament 
pleading the merits of thy blessed Martyrs Cosmas 
and Damian: may obtain therein the assurance of 
our everlasting salvation. Through. 

Other Postcommunions as on Ash Wednesday. 

Over the people. Let us pray. Bow down before 
the Lord. 



A 204 Friday after 3rd Sunday in Lent 

COLLECT. 

/^ RANT, O Lord, we pray thee, that the abun- 
VJT dance of thy heavenly favour may strengthen 
and increase thy people: and make them ever 
to walk obediently after thy commandments. 
Through. 

FRIDAY 

Station at St. Lawrence in Lucina. 

INTROIT. Fac mecum. Ps. 86. 

SHEW some token upon me, O Lord, for good: 
that they who hate me may see it and be 
ashamed : because thou, Lord, hast holpen me and 
comforted me. Ps. ibid. Bow down thine ear, 
O Lord, and hear me: for I am poor, and in misery. 
y. Glory be. 

COLLECT. 

ASSIST, Lord, we pray thee, this our fasting 
^L\. with thy most gracious favour : that like 
as we do refrain from food in our outward bodies, 
so we may fast from sin in our inward souls. 
Through. 

Other Collects as on Ash Wednesday. 

The Lesson for the EPISTLE from the Book of 
Numbers. Num. 20. i. 

IN those days: The children of Israel gathered 
themselves together against Moses and against 
Aaron, and chode with Moses, and spake, saying: 
Give us water to drink. And Moses and Aaron went 
from the presence of the assembly unto the door 
of the tabernacle of the congregation, and they fell 
upon their faces : and the glory of the Lord appeared 
unto them. And the Lord spake unto Moses, say 
ing: Take the rod, and gather thou the assembly 



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together, thou, and Aaron thy brother, and speak 
ye unto the rock before their eyes; and it shall 
give forth his water, and thou shalt bring forth to 
them water out of the rock : so thou shalt give the 
congregation and their beasts drink. And Moses 
took the rod from before the Lord, as he com 
manded him. And Moses and Aaron gathered the 
congregation together before the rock, and he said 
unto them: Hear now, ye rebels; must we fetch 
you water out of this rock ? And Moses lifted up 
his hand, and with his rod he smote the rock twice : 
and the water came out abundantly, and the con 
gregation drank, and their beasts also. And the 
Lord spake unto Moses and Aaron: Because ye 
believed me not, to sanctify me in the eyes of the 
children of Israel, therefore ye shall not bring this 
congregation into the land which I have given them. 
This is the water of Meribah ; because the children 
of Israel strove with the Lord, and he was sanctified 
in them. 

GRADUAL. Ps. 28. My heart hath trusted in 
God, and I am helped: therefore my heart 
danceth for joy: and in my song will I praise him. 
y . Unto thee will I cry, O Lord my strength : think 
no scorn of me : my God, go not far from me. 

TRACT. Ps. 103. O Lord, deal not, as on Ash 
Wednesday. 

^ The Continuation of the HOLY GOSPEL 
according to John. St. John 4. 5. 

A that time : Jesus cometh to a city of 
Samaria, which is called Sychar: near to the 
parcel of ground that Jacob gave to his son Joseph. 
Now Jacob's well was there. Jesus therefore, being 
wearied with his journey, sat thus on the well. 



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And it was about the sixth hour. There cometh a 
woman of Samaria to draw water: Jesus saith 
unto her: Give me to drink. (For his disciples 
were gone away unto the city to buy meat.) Then 
saith the woman of Samaria unto him: How is it 
that thou, being a Jew, askest drink of me, which 
am a woman of Samaria ? for the Jews have no 
dealings with the Samaritans. Jesus answered and 
said unto her: If thou knewest the gift of God, 
and who it is that saith to thee, Give me to drink; 
thou wouldest have asked of him, and he would 
have given thee living water. The woman saith 
unto him: Sir, thou hast nothing to draw with, 
and the well is deep: from whence then hast thou 
that living water ? Art thou greater than our 
father Jacob, which gave us the well, and drank 
thereof himself, and his children, and his cattle ? 
Jesus answered and said unto her: Whosoever 
drinketh of this water shall thirst again : but who 
soever drinketh of the water that I shall give him 
shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give 
him shall be in him a well of water springing up 
into everlasting life. The woman saith unto him: 
Sir, give me this water, that I thirst not, neither 
come hither to draw. Jesus saith unto her: Go, 
call thy husband, and come hither. The woman 
answered and said: I have no husband. Jesus 
said unto her: Thou hast well said, I have no 
husband: for thou hast had five husbands; and 
he whom thou now hast is not thy husband: in 
that saidst thou truly. The woman saith unto 
him: Sir, I perceive that thou art a prophet. Our 
fathers worshipped in this mountain; and ye say, 
that in Jerusalem is the place where men ought to 
worship. Jesus saith unto her: Woman, believe 



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me, the hour cometh, when ye shall neither in 
this mountain, nor yet at Jerusalem, worship the 
Father. Ye worship ye know not what; we know 
what we worship: for salvation is of the Jews. 
But the hour cometh, and now is when the true 
worshippers shall worship him in spirit and in 
truth. The woman saith unto him: I know that 
Messias cometh, which is called Christ: when he 
is come, he will tell us all things. Jesus saith 
unto her: I that speak unto thee am he. And 
upon this came his disciples, and marvelled that 
he talked with the woman: yet no man said: 
What seekest thou ? or, Why talkest thou with 
her ? The woman then left her water-pot, and 
went her way into the city, and saith to the men: 
Come, see a man, which told me all things that 
ever I did: is not this the Christ ? Then they 
went out of the city, and came unto him. In the 
mean while his disciples prayed him, saying: 
Master, eat. But he said unto them : I have meat 
to eat that ye know not of. Therefore said the 
disciples one to another: Hath any man brought 
him ought to eat ? Jesus saith unto them : My 
meat is to do the will of him that sent me, and to 
finish his work. Say not ye, There are yet four 
months, and then cometh harvest ? behold, I say 
unto you : Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields ; 
for they are white already to harvest. And he that 
reapeth receiveth wages, and gathereth fruit unto 
life eternal: that both he that soweth and he that 
reapeth may rejoice together. And herein is that 
saying true: One soweth, and another reapeth. 
I sent you to reap that whereon ye bestowed no 
labour: other men laboured, and ye are entered 
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of that city believed on him for the saying of the 
woman, which testified: He told me all that ever 
I did. So when the Samaritans were come unto 
him, they besought him that he would tarry with 
them: and he abode there two days. And many 
more believed because of his own word; and said 
unto the woman: Now we believe, not because of 
thy saying : for we have heard him ourselves, and 
know that this is indeed the Christ, the Saviour of 
the world. 

OFFERTORY. Ps. 5. O hearken thou unto 
the voice of my calling, my King, and my God: 
for unto thee, O Lord, will I make my prayer. 

SECRET. 

T OOK favourably, O Lord, we pray thee, on 
I j the gifts which here we offer and present 
unto thee : humbly beseeching thee, that they may 
be an acceptable offering in thy sight, and profit 
able unto us for our salvation. Through. 

Other Secrets as on Ash Wednesday. 

COMMUNION. St. John 4. Whosoever drinketh 
of the water that I shall give him, saith the Lord, 
it shall be in him a well of water, springing up 
into everlasting life. 

POSTCOMMUNION. 

GRANT, we beseech thee, O Lord, that this 
holy Sacrament, whereof we have been made 
partakers, may cleanse us from all our sins: and 
bring us in the end unto thy heavenly kingdom. 
Through. 

Other Postcommunions as on Ash Wednesday. 



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Over ike peopk. Let us pray. Bow down before 
the Lord. 

COLLECT. 

ARRANT, we beseech thee, Almighty God: that 
Vj we, who put our trust and confidence in thy 
mercy, may by thee be enabled to overcome all 
adversities. Through. 

SATURDAY 

Station at St. Susanna. 

INTROIT. Verba mea. Ps. 5. 

TJONDER my words, O Lord, consider my 
X meditation: O hearken thou unto the voice 
of my calling: my King and my God. Ps. ibid. 
For unto thee will I make my prayer: my voice 
shalt thou hear betimes, O Lord. "f. Glory be. 

COLLECT. 

GRANT, we beseech thee, Almighty God : that 
like as we thy family do abstain from food to the 
mortifying of the flesh ; so we may likewise fast from 
sin to the following after righteousness. Through. 
Other Collects as on Ash Wednesday. 
The Lesson for the EPISTLE from the Story of 
Susanna. The Story of Susanna. 

IN those days: There dwelt a man in Babylon, 
called Joacim: and he took a wife, whose 
name was Susanna, the daughter of Chelcias, a 
very fair woman, and one that feared the Lord. 
Her parents also were righteous, and taught their 
daughter according to the law of Moses. Now 
Joacim was a great rich man, and had a fair 
garden joining unto his house: and to him re 
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than all others. The same year were appointed 
two of the ancients of the people to be judges, 
such as the Lord spake of, that wickedness came 
from Babylon from ancient judges, who seemed 
to govern the people. These kept much at 
Joacim's house: and all that had any suits in 
law came unto them. Now when the people 
departed away at noon, Susanna went into her 
husband's garden to walk. And the two elders 
saw her going in every day, and walking ; so that 
their lust was inflamed toward her. And they 
perverted their own mind, and turned away their 
eyes, that they might not look unto heaven, nor 
remember just judgments. And albeit they both 
were wounded with her love, yet durst not one 
shew another his grief. For they were ashamed 
to declare their lust, that they desired to have 
to do with her. Yet they watched diligently from 
day to day to see her. And the one said to the other : 
Let us now go home: for it is dinner time. So 
when they were gone out, they parted the one from 
the other, and turning back again they came to the 
same place; and after that they had asked one 
another the cause, they acknowledged their lust: 
then appointed they a time both together, when 
they might find her alone. And it fell out, as they 
watched a fit time, she went in as before with 
two maids only, and she was desirous to wash her 
self in the garden: for it was hot. And there was 
no body there save the two elders, that had hid 
themselves, and watched her. Then she said to 
her maids: Bring me oil and washing balls, and 
shut the garden doors, that I may wash me. And 
they did as she bade them, and shut the garden 
doors, and went out themselves at privy doors to 



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fetch the things that she had commanded them: 
but they saw not the elders, because they were hid. 
Now when the maids were gone forth, the two 
elders rose up, and ran unto her, saying: Behold, 
the garden doors are shut, that no man can see us, 
and we are in love with thee; therefore consent 
unto us, and lie with us. If thou wilt not, we will 
bear witness against thee, that a young man was 
with thee : and therefore thou didst send away thy 
maids from thee. Then Susanna sighed, and said: 
I am straitened on every side : for if I do this thing, 
it is death unto me: and if I do it not, I cannot 
escape your hands. It is better for me to fall into 
your hands, and not do it, than to sin in the sight 
of the Lord. With that Susanna cried with a loud 
voice: and the two elders cried out against her. 
Then ran the one, and opened the garden door. 
So when the servants of the house heard the cry 
in the garden, they rushed in at a privy door, to 
see what was done unto her. But when the elders 
had declared their matter, the servants were greatly 
ashamed: for there was never such a report made 
of Susanna. And it came to pass the next day, 
when the people were assembled to her husband 
Joacim, the two elders came also full of mischievous 
imagination against Susanna to put her to death; 
and said before the people : Send for Susanna, the 
daughter of Chelcias, Joacim 's wife. And so they 
sent. So she came with her father and mother, 
her children, and all her kindred. Now Susanna 
was a very delicate woman, and beauteous to 
behold. And these wicked men commanded to 
uncover her face (for she was covered) that they 
might be filled with her beauty. Therefore her 
friends and all that saw her wept. Then the two 



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elders stood up in the midst of the people, and laid 
their hands upon her head. And she weeping 
looked up toward heaven: for her heart trusted in 
the Lord. And the elders said : As we walked in 
the garden alone, this woman came in with two 
maids, and shut the garden doors, and sent the 
maids away. Then a young man, who there was 
hid, came unto her, and lay with her. Then we 
that stood in a corner of the garden, seeing his 
wickedness, ran unto them. And when we saw them 
together, the man we could not hold: for he was 
stronger than we, and opened the door, and leaped 
out. But having taken this woman, we asked who 
the young man was, but she would not tell us: 
these things do we testify. Then the assembly 
believed them, as those that were the elders and 
judges of the people: so they condemned her to 
death. Then Susanna cried out with a loud voice, 
and said: O everlasting God, that knowest the 
secrets, and knowest all things before they be: 
thou knowest that they have borne false witness 
against me, and, behold, I must die; whereas I 
never did such things as these men have maliciously 
invented against me. And the Lord heard her 
voice. Therefore when she was led to be put to 
death, the Lord raised up the holy spirit of a young 
youth, whose name was Daniel: who cried with a 
loud voice : I am clear from the blood of this woman. 
Then all the people turned them toward him, and 
said: What mean these words that thou hast 
spoken ? So he standing in the midst of them said: 
Are ye such fools, ye sons of Israel, that without 
examination or knowledge of the truth ye have 
condemned a daughter of Israel ? Return again 
to the place of judgment: for they have borne false 



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witness against her. Wherefore all the people 
turned again in haste, and the elders said unto 
him: Come, sit down among us, and shew it us, 
seeing God hath given thee the honour of an elder. 
Then said Daniel unto them: Put these two aside 
one far from another, and I will examine them. 
So when they were put asunder one from another, 
he called one of them, and said unto them : O thou 
that art waxen old in wickedness, now thy sins 
which thou hast committed aforetime are come 
to light: for thou hast' pronounced false judgment, 
and hast condemned the innocent, and hast let 
the guilty go free ; albeit the Lord saith : The in 
nocent and righteous shalt thou not slay. Now 
then, if thou hast seen her, tell me : Under what 
tree sawest thou them companying together ? Who 
answered : Under a mastick tree. And Daniel said : 
Very well ; thou hast lied against thine own head ; 
for even now the Angel of God hath received the 
sentence of God to cut thee in two. So he put him 
aside, and commanded to bring the other, and said 
unto him: O thou seed of Chanaan, and not of 
Juda, beauty hath deceived thee, and lust hath 
perverted thine heart. Thus have ye dealt with 
the daughters of Israel, and they for fear com- 
panied with you: but the daughter of Juda would 
not abide your wickedness. Now therefore tell me : 
Under what tree didst thou take them companying 
together ? Who answered : Under an holm tree. 
Then said Daniel unto him : Well ; thou hast also 
lied against thine own head: for the Angel of God 
waiteth with the sword to cut thee in two, that he 
may destroy you. With that all the assembly cried 
out with a loud voice, and praised God, who saveth 
them that trust in him. And they arose against 



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the two elders, for Daniel had convicted them of 
false witness by their own mouth: and according 
to the law of Moses they did unto them in such 
sort as they maliciously intended to do to their 
neighbour : and they put them to death. Thus the 
innocent blood was saved the same day. 

GRADUAL. Ps. 23. Though I walk through 
the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no 
evil: for thou art with me, O Lord. y. Thy rod 
and thy staff comfort me. 

^ The Continuation of the HOLY GOSPEL 
according to John. St. John 8. i. 

AT that time : Jesus went unto the mount of 
Olives. And early in the morning he came 
again into the temple, and all the people came unto 
him ; and he sat down, and taught them. And the 
scribes and Pharisees brought unto him a woman 
taken in adultery; and when they had set her in 
the midst, they say unto him : Master, this woman 
was taken in adultery, in the very act. Now Moses 
in the law commanded us, that such should be 
stoned: but what sayest thou ? This they said, 
tempting him, that they might have to accuse him. 
But Jesus stooped down, and with his finger wrote 
on the ground, as though he heard them not. So 
when they continued asking him, he lifted up 
himself, and said unto them: He that is without 
sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her. 
And again he stooped down, and wrote on the 
ground. And they which heard it, being convicted 
by their own conscience, went out one by one, 
beginning at the eldest, even unto the last: and 
Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in 
the midst. When Jesus had lifted up himself, and 



Saturday after 3rd Sunday in Lent A 215 

saw none but the woman, he said unto her : Woman, 
where are those thine accusers ? hath no man con 
demned thee ? She said: No man, Lord. And 
Jesus said. unto her: Neither do I condemn thee: 
go and sin no more. 

OFFERTORY. Ps. 119. Order my steps in thy 
word: and so shall no wickedness have dominion 
over me, O Lord. 

SECRET. 

GRANT, we beseech thee, Almighty God: that 
this oblation of our sacrifice may in all things 
purify the frailty of our mortal nature from all 
evil, and be our defence against all temptations. 
Through. 
Other Secrets as on Ash Wednesday. 

COMMUNION. St. John 8. Woman, hath no 
man condemned thee ? No man, Lord. Neither do 
I condemn thee : go and sin no more. 

POSTCOMMUNION. 

WE humbly beseech thee, Almighty God : that 
we who have duly received the Body and 
Blood of thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord, may there 
by be made very members incorporate in him. 
Through the same. 

Other Postcommunions as on Ash Wednesday. 

Over the people. Let us pray. Bow down before 
the Lord. 

COLLECT. 

STRETCH forth, O Lord, we pray thee, on thy 
faithful people the right hand of thy heavenly 
succour : that they, diligently seeking thee with 
all their hearts, may be found worthy to obtain 



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those things that they have asked according to thy 
will. Through. 

FOURTH SUNDAY IN LENT 

Station at St. Cross in Jerusalem, 

INTROIT. Laetare. Is. 66. 

KsJOICE ye with Jerusalem : and be glad with 
her, all ye that love her : rejoice for joy with 
her, all ye* that mourn for her : that ye may suck, 
and be satisfied with the breasts of her consolations. 
Ps. 122. I was glad when they said unto me : We 
will go into the house of the Lord. y. Glory be. 

COLLECT. 

GRANT, we beseech thee, Almighty God: that 
we, who for our evil deeds do worthily deserve 
to be punished, by the comfort of thy grace may 
mercifully be relieved. Through. 
Other Collects as on Ash Wednesday. 

The Lesson from the EPISTLE of blessed Paul 
the Apostle to the Galatians. Gal. 4. 21. 

BRETHREN: Tell me, ye that desire to be 
under the law, do ye not hear the law ? 
For it is written: that Abraham had two sons, 
the one by a bondmaid, the other by a free- 
woman. But he who was of the bondwoman 
was born after the flesh; but he of the free- 
woman was by promise. Which things are an 
allegory: for these are the two covenants; the 
one from the mount Sinai, which gendereth to 
bondage: which is Agar. For this Agar is mount 
Sinai in Arabia, and answereth to Jerusalem which 
now is, and is in bondage with her children. But 
Jerusalem which is above is free, which is the 



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mother of us all. For it is written: Rejoice, thou 
barren that barest not; break forth and cry, thou 
that travailest not: for the desolate hath many 
more children than she which hath an husband. 
Now we, brethren, as Isaac was, are the children 
of promise. But as then he that was born after 
the flesh persecuted him that was born after the 
spirit: even so it is now. Nevertheless what saith 
the scripture ? Cast out the bondwoman and her 
son: for the son of the bondwoman shall not be 
heir with the son of the freewoman. So then, 
brethren, we are not children of the bondwoman, 
but of the free : by the liberty wherewith Christ 
hath made us free. 

GRADUAL. Ps. 122. I was glad when they 
said unto me: We will go into the house of the 
Lord. y. Peace be within thy walls, and plenteous- 
ness within thy palaces. 

TRACT. Ps. 125. They that put their trust 
in the Lord shall be even as the mount Sion : which 
may not be removed but standeth fast for ever. 
y. The hills stand about Jerusalem: even so 
standeth the Lord round about his people, from 
this time forth for evermore. 

^ The Continuation of the HOLY GOSPEL 
according to John. St. John 6. i. 

AT that time : Jesus went over the sea of 
Galilee, which is the sea of Tiberias. And a 
great multitude followed him, because they saw 
his miracles which he did on them that were dis 
eased. And Jesus went up into a mountain, and 
there he sat with his disciples. And the Passover, 
a feast of the Jews, was nigh. When Jesus then 
lifted up his eyes, and saw a great company come 



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unto him, he saith unto Philip : Whence shall we 
buy bread, that these may eat ? And this he said 
to prove him: for he himself knew what he would 
do. Philip answered him: Two hundred penny 
worth of bread is not sufficient for them, that every 
one of them may take a little. One of his disciples, 
Andrew, Simon Peter's brother, saith unto him: 
There is a lad here, which hath five barley loaves, 
and two small fishes: but what are they among 
so many? And Jesus said: Make the men sit 
down. Now there was much grass in the place. 
So the men sat down, in number about five thousand. 
And Jesus took the loaves; and when he had given 
thanks, he distributed to the disciples, and the 
disciples to them that were set down ; and likewise 
of the fishes as much as they would. When they 
were filled, he said unto his disciples: Gather up 
the fragments that remain, that nothing be lost. 
Therefore they gathered them together, and filled 
twelve baskets with the fragments of the five barley 
loaves, which remained over and above unto them 
that had eaten. Then those men, when they had 
seen the miracle that Jesus did, said: This is of a 
truth that prophet that should come into the 
world. 

The Creed is said. 

OFFERTORY. Ps. 135. O praise the Lord, 
for the Lord is gracious: O sing praises unto his 
Name, for it is lovely : whatsoever the Lord 
pleased, that did he in heaven and in earth. 



w 



SECRET. 

E beseech thee, O Lord, mercifully to have 
respect unto these our oblations : that the 



Monday after 4th Sunday in Lent A 219 

same may be profitable unto us for our increase in 
all godliness, and for the attainment of everlasting 
salvation. Through. 

Other Secrets as on Ash Wednesday. 

COMMUNION. Ps. 122. Jerusalem is built as 
a city that is at unity with itself: for thither the 
tribes go up, even the tribes of the Lord, to give 
thanks unto the Name of the Lord. 

POSTCOMMUNION. 

OMOST merciful God, who never failest to 
fulfil us with these holy mysteries: grant, 
we beseech thee, that we may ever approach them 
in all lowliness and sincerity, and receive them 
inwardly with all faithfulness. Through. 

Other Postcommunions as on Ash Wednesday. 
MONDAY 

Station at the Four Crowned Saints^ 

INTROIT. Deus in Nomine. Ps. 54. 

SAVE me, O God, for thy Name's sake, and 
avenge me in thy strength: hear my prayer, 
O God: and hearken unto the words of my mouth. 
Ps. ibid. For strangers are risen up against me: 
and tyrants seek after my soul. y. Glory be. 

COLLECT. 

GRANT, we beseech thee, Almighty God: that 
we who year by year devoutly keep this 
holy ordinance of fasting, may serve thee accept 
ably both in body and soul. Through. 

Other Collects as on Ash Wednesday. 



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The Lesson for the EPISTLE from the former 
Book of the Kings. i Kings 3. 16. 

IN those days: There came two women, that 
were harlots, unto king Solomon, and stood 
before him. And the one woman said : O my lord, 
I and this woman dwell in one house; and I was 
delivered of a child with her in the house. And it 
came to pass the third day after that I was delivered, 
that this woman was delivered also : and we were 
together; there was no stranger with us in the 
house, save we two in the house. And this woman's 
child died in the night; because she overlaid it. 
And she arose at midnight, and took my son from 
beside me, while thine handmaid slept, and laid it 
in her bosom, and laid her dead child in my bosom. 
And when I rose in the morning to give my child 
suck, behold, it was dead: but when I had con 
sidered it in the morning, behold, it was not my son, 
which I did bear. And the other woman said: 
Nay; but the living is my son, and the dead is 
thy son. And this said : No ; but the dead is thy 
son, and the living is my son. Thus they spake 
before the king. Then said the king : The one saith : 
This is my son that liveth, and thy son is the dead: 
and the other saith: Nay; but thy son is the dead, 
and my son is the living. And the king said : Bring 
me a sword. And they brought a sword before the 
king. And the king said: Divide the living child 
in two, and give half to the one, and half to the 
other. Then spake the woman whose the living 
child was unto the king, for her bowels yearned 
upon her son, and she said: O my lord, give her 
the living child, and in no wise slay it. But the 
other said: Let it be neither mine nor thine, but 
divide it. Then the king answered and said : Give 



Monday after 4th Sunday in Lent A 221 

her the living child, and in no wise slay it: she is 
the mother thereof. And all Israel heard of the 
judgment which the king had judged; and they 
feared the king: for they saw that the wisdom 
of God was in him, to do judgment. 

GRADUAL. Ps. 31. Be thou my strong rock, 
and house of defence, that thou mayest save me. 
y. Ps. 71. In thee, O Lord, have I put my trust : 
let me never be put to confusion. 

TRACT. Ps. 103. O Lord, deal not, as on Ash 
Wednesday. 

^ The Continuation of the HOLY GOSPEL 
according to John. St. John 2. 13. 

A* that time : the Jews' passover was at hand, 
and Jesus went up to Jerusalem, and found 
in the temple those that sold oxen and sheep and 
doves, and the changers of money sitting: and 
when he had made a scourge of small cords, he 
drove them all out of the temple, and the sheep, 
and the oxen; and poured out the changers' money, 
and overthrew the tables; and said unto them 
that sold doves: Take these things hence; make 
not my Father's house an house of merchandise. 
And his disciples remembered that it was written : 
The zeal of thine house hath eaten me up. Then 
answered the Jews and said unto him: What sign 
shewest thou unto us, seeing that thou doest these 
things? Jesus answered and said unto them: 
Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise 
it up. Then said the Jews: Forty and six years 
was this temple in building, and wilt thou rear 
it*up in three days ? But he spake of the temple 
of his body. When therefore he was risen from 
the dead, his disciples remembered that he had 



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said this unto them; and they believed the scrip 
ture, and the word which Jesus had said. Now 
when he was in Jerusalem at the passover, in the 
feast day, many believed in his Name, when they 
saw the miracles which he did. But Jesus did not 
commit himself unto them, because he knew all 
men, and needed not that any should testify of 
man : for he knew what was in man. 

OFFERTORY. Ps. 100. O be joyful in the 
Lord, all ye lands, serve the Lord with gladness: 
and come before his presence with a song : be ye 
sure that the Lord he is God. 



SECRET. 

WE beseech thee, O Lord, that this sacrifice, 
which we offer unto thee, may evermore 
avail to quicken and defend us. Through. 

Other Secrets as on Ash Wednesday. 

COMMUNION. Ps. 19. O cleanse thou me 
from my secret faults: keep thy servant also from 
presumptuous sins. 

POSTCOMMUNION. 

OLORD, who here hast fed us with the Sacra 
ment of our redemption : grant, we pray 
thee, that we may thereby grow and increase 
toward the attainment of everlasting salvation. 
Through. 

Other Postcommunions as on Ash Wednesday. 

Over the people. Let us pray. Bow down before 
the Lord. 



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COLLECT. 

OLORD, we beseech thee, graciously to hear 
our prayers : and grant that we to whom 
thou hast given an hearty desire to pray, may 
ever be defended by thy mighty power. Through. 

TUESDAY 

Station at SS. Lawrence and Damasus. 

INTROIT. Exaudi. Ps. 55. 

HEAR my prayer, O God, and hide not thy 
self from my petition: take heed unto me 
and hear me. Ps. ibid'. I mourn in my prayer, 
and am vexed: the enemy crieth so, and the un- 
god y cometh on so fast. y. Glory be. 

COLLECT. 

WE beseech thee, O Lord, that we may in 
such wise observe this solemn ordinance 
of fasting: that by reason of the same we may 
increase in all godliness of conversation, and 
effectually obtain the continual succour of thy 
mercy. Through. 

Other Collects as on Ash Wednesday. 

The Lesson for the EPISTLE from the Book of 
Exodus. Exod. 32. 7. 

IN those days : The Lord spake unto Moses, 
saying : Go, get thee down from the mount ; 
for thy" people, which thou broughtest out of the 
land of Egypt, have corrupted themselves : they 
have turned aside quickly out of the way which 
I commanded them : they have made them a 
molten calf, and have worshipped it, and have 



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sacrificed thereunto, and said : These be thy gods, 

Israel, which have brought thee up out of the 
land of Egypt. And the Lord said unto Moses : 

1 have seen this people, and, behold, it is a stiff- 
necked people : now therefore let me alone, that 
my wrath may wax hot against them, and that 
I may consume them : and I will make of thee 
a great nation. And Moses besought the Lord 
his God, and said : Lord, why doth thy wrath 
wax hot against thy people, which thou hast 
brought forth out of the land of Egypt with great 
power, and with a mighty hand? Wherefore 
should the Egyptians speak, and say: For mischief 
did he bring them out, to slay them in the moun 
tains, and to consume them from the face of the 
earth ? Turn from thy fierce wrath, and repent 
of this evil against thy people. Remember 
Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, thy servants, to whom 
thou swarest by thine own self, and saidst unto 
them: I will multiply your seed as the stars of 
heaven, and all this land that I have spoken of 
will I give unto your seed, and they shall inherit 
it for ever. And the Lord repented of the evil 
which he thought to do unto his people. 

GRADUAL. Ps. 44. Arise, O Lord, and help 
us : and deliver us for thy mercy's sake. ~f. We 
have heard with our ears, O God, our fathers have 
told us : what thou hast done in their time of old. 

^ The Continuation of the HOLY GOSPEL 
according to John. St. John 7. 14. 

A that time: About the midst of the feast 
Jesus went up into the temple, and taught. 
And the Jews marvelled, saying: How knoweth 
this man letters, having never learned ? Jesus 



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answered them, and said : My doctrine is not mine, 
but his that sent me. If any man will do his 
will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be 
of God, or whether I speak of myself. He that 
speaketh of himself seeketh his own glory: but 
he that seeketh his glory that sent him, the same 
is true, and no unrighteousness is in him. Did 
not Moses give you the law, and yet none of you 
keepeth the law ? Why go ye about to kill me ? 
The people answered and said : Thou hast a devil : 
who goeth about to kill thee ? Jesus answered 
and said unto them : I have done one work, and ye 
all marvel. Moses therefore gave unto you cir 
cumcision; (not because it is of Moses, but of the 
fathers) and ye on the sabbath day circumcise a 
man. If a man on the sabbath day receive cir 
cumcision, that the law of Moses should not be 
broken; are ye angry at me, because I have made 
a man every whit whole on the sabbath day ? 
Judge not according to the appearance, but judge 
righteous judgment. Then said some of them of 
Jerusalem: Is not this he, whom they seek to kill ? 
But, lo, he speaketh boldly, and they say nothing 
unto him. Do the rulers know indeed that this is 
the very Christ ? Howbeit we know this man 
whence he is: but when Christ cometh, no man 
knoweth whence he is. Then cried Jesus in the 
temple as he taught, saying: Ye both know me, 
and ye know whence I am: and I am not come 
of myself, but he that sent me is true, whom ye 
know not. But I know him: for I am from him, 
and he hath sent me. Then they sought to take 
him: but no man laid hands on him, because his 
hour was not yet come. And many of the people 
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OFFERTORY. Ps. 40. I waited patiently for 
the Lord, and he inclined unto me : he heard 
my calling, and he hath put a new song in my 
mouth, even a thanksgiving unto our God. 



SECRET. 

GRANT, Lord, we pray thee, that this 
oblation may in such wise cleanse us from 
all our sins: that we thy servants, being sanctified 
both in body and soul, may worthily offer unto 
thee this our sacrifice. Through. 

Other Secrets as on Ash Wednesday. 

COMMUNION. Ps. 20. We will rejoice in thy 
salvation: and triumph in the Name of the Lord 
our God. 

POSTCOMMUNION. 

GRANT, we beseech thee, Lord, that this 
holy Sacrament, whereof we have been made 
partakers, may cleanse us from all our sins, and 
bring us in the end unto thy heavenly kingdom. 
Through. 

Other Postcommunions as on Ash Wednesday. 

Over the people. Let us pray. Bow down before 
the Lord. 



COLLECT. 

AVE mercy, Lord, we pray thee, upon us 
thy people: that we, which are sore vexed 
by many and great tribulations, by the comfort 
of thy grace may be relieved. Through. 



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WEDNESDAY 

Station at St. Paul's. 

INTROIT. Cum sanctificattis. Ezek. 36. 

WHEN I shall be sanctified in you, I will 
gather you out of all countries : and I will 
sprinkle clean water upon you, and ye shall be 
clean from all your filthiness : and a new spirit 
will I put within you. Ps. 34. I will always give 
thanks unto the Lord: his praise shall ever be 
in my mouth, y. Glory be. 

After Kyrie eleison is said, Let us pray. Let 
us bow the knee. R/. Arise. 

COLLECT. 

OGOD, who dost grant unto the righteous the 
reward of their godliness, and unto sinners 
that turn unto thee with fasting the pardon of their 
offences: have compassion, we pray thee, upon 
us thy humble servants: that we, confessing the 
sins which we have committed, may obtain of thee 
the remission of all our iniquities. Through. 

The Lesson from Ezekiel the Prophet. Ezek. 36. 23. 

THUS saith the Lord God: I will sanctify my 
great name, which was profaned among the 
heathen, which ye have profaned in the midst 
of them; and the heathen shall know that I am 
the Lord, saith the Lord God, when I shall be 
sanctified in you before their eyes. For I will take 
you from among the heathen, and gather you out 
of all countries, and will bring you into your own 
land. Then will I sprinkle clean water upon you, 
and ye shall be clean: from all your filthiness, 
and from all your idols, will I cleanse you. A new 



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heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I 
put within you: and I will take away the stony 
heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart 
of flesh. And I will put my spirit within you, and 
cause you to walk in my statutes, and ye shall 
keep my judgments, and do them. And ye shall 
dwell in the land that I gave to your fathers; and 
ye shall be my people, and I will be your God : 
saith the Lord Almighty. 

GRADUAL. Ps. 34. Come, ye children, and 
hearken unto me: I will teach you the fear of the 
Lord. y. They had an eye unto him, and were 
lightened: and their faces were not ashamed. 

Here is said, The Lord be with you, and not 
Let us bow the knee. 

Let us pray. COLLECT. 

GRANT, we beseech thee, Almighty God, that 
we duly mortifying the flesh by this our 
abstinence, may inwardly rejoice in holiness of 
spirit: that being delivered from all earthly and 
carnal affections we may speedily obtain thy 
heavenly promises. Through. 

Other Collects as on Ash Wednesday. 
The Lesson for the EPISTLE from Isaiah the 
Prophet. Is. i. 16. 

THUS saith the Lord God: Wash you, make 
you clean; put away the evil of your doings 
from before mine eyes; cease to do evil; learn to 
do well; seek judgment, relieve the oppressed, 
judge the fatherless, plead for the widow. Come 
now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord: 
though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as 
white as snow; though they be red like crimson, 



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they shall be as wool. If ye be willing and obedient, 
ye shall eat the good of the land : saith the Lord 
Almighty. 

GRADUAL. Ps. 33. Blessed are the people, 
whose God is the Lord Jehovah: and blessed are 
the folk that he hath chosen to him to be his 
inheritance, y. By the word of the Lord were 
the heavens made: and all the hosts of them by 
the breath of his mouth. 

TRACT. Ps. 103. O Lord, deal not, as on Ash 
Wednesday. 

^ The Continuation of the HOLY GOSPEL 
according to John. St. John 9. i. 

AT that time: As Jesus passed by, he saw a 
jtV man which was blind from his birth. And 
his disciples asked him, saying: Master, who did 
sin, this man, or his parents, that he was born 
blind ? Jesus answered: Neither hath this man 
sinned, nor his parents : but that the works of God 
should be made manifest in him. I must work 
the works of him that sent me, while it is day: 
the night cometh, when no man can work. As 
long as I am in the world, I am the light of the 
world. When he had thus spoken, he spat on the 
ground, and made clay of the spittle, and he 
anointed the eyes of the blind man with the clay, 
and said unto him : Go, wash in the pool of Siloam 
(which is by interpretation, Sent). He went his 
way therefore, and washed, and came seeing. 
The neighbours therefore, and they which before 
had seen him that he was blind, said : Is not this he 
that sat and begged ? Some said: This is he: 
others said : He is like him : but he said : I am he. 
Therefore said they unto him : How were thine eyes 



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opened ? He answered and said: A man that is 
called Jesus made clay, and anointed mine eyes, 
and said unto me: Go to the pool of Siloam, and 
wash : and I went and washed, and I received sight. 
Then said they unto him: Where is he ? He said: 
I know not. They brought to the Pharisees him 
that aforetime was blind. And it was the sabbath 
day when Jesus made the clay, and opened his 
eyes. Then again the Pharisees also asked him 
how he had received his sight. He said unto them : 
He put clay upon mine eyes, and I washed, and do 
see. Therefore said some of the Pharisees: This 
man is not of God, because he keepeth not the 
sabbath day. Others said: How can a man that 
is a sinner do such miracles ? And there was a 
division among them. They say unto the blind 
man again : What sayest thou of him, that he hath 
opened thine eyes ? He said: He is a prophet. 
But the Jews did not believe concerning him that 
he had been blind, and received his sight, until 
they called the parents of him that had received 
his sight. And they asked them, saying: Is this 
your son, who ye say was born blind ? how then 
doth he now see ? His parents answered them and 
said : We know that this is our son, and that he was 
born blind: but by what means he now seeth, 
we know not; or who hath opened his eyes, we 
know not: he is of age: ask him: he shall speak 
for himself. These words spake his parents, because 
they feared the Jews: for the Jews had agreed 
already, that if any man did confess that he was 
Christ, he should be put out of the synagogue. 
Therefore said his parents : He is of age ; ask him. 
Then again called they the man that was blind, 
and said unto him : Give God the praise : we know 



Wednesday after 4th Sunday in Lent A 231 

that this man is a sinner. He answered and said: 
Whether he be a sinner or no, I know not: one 
thing I know, that, whereas I was blind, now I see. 
Then said they to him again : What did he to thee ? 
how opened he thine eyes ? He answered them: 
I have told you already, and ye did not hear : where 
fore would ye hear it again ? will ye also be his 
disciples ? Then they reviled him, and said : Thou 
art his disciple; but we are Moses' disciples. We 
know that God spake unto Moses: as for this 
fellow, we know not from whence he is. The man 
answered and said unto them: Why herein is a 
marvellous thing, that ye know not from whence 
he is, and yet he hath opened mine eyes. Now we 
know that God heareth not sinners: but if any 
man be a worshipper of God, and doeth his will, 
him he heareth. Since the world began was it not 
heard that any man opened the eyes of one that 
was born blind. If this man were not of God, he 
could do nothing. They answered and said unto 
him : Thou wast altogether born in sins, and dost 
thou teach us ? And they cast him out. Jesus 
heard that they had cast him out; and when he 
had found him, he said unto him: Dost thou believe 
on the Son of God ? He answered and said : Who 
is he, Lord, that I might believe on him ? And 
Jesus said unto him: Thou hast both seen him, 
and it is he that talketh with thee. And he said : 
Lord, I believe. (Here shall he genuflect.) And he 
worshipped him. 

OFFERTORY. Ps. 66. O praise our God, ye 
people, and make the voice of his praise to be 
heard: who holdeth our soul in life, and suffereth 
not our feet to slip : praised be God, who hath not 
cast out my prayer, nor turned his mercy from me. 



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SECRET. 

WE humbly beseech thee, Almighty God: that 
by this sacrifice we may be cleansed from 
all our sins, and obtain of thee true healing both of 
body and soul. Through. 

Other Secrets as on Ash Wednesday. 
COMMUNION. St. John 9. The Lord made clay 
of the spittle, and anointed mine eyes : and I went, 
and washed, and received sight, and believed in 
God. 

POSTCOMMUNION. 

OLORD, our God, who hast made us partakers 
of this holy Sacrament : grant, we beseech 
thee, that we may thereby inwardly be satisfied 
with heavenly food, and outwardly defended against 
all adversities. Through. 

Other Postcommunions as on Ash Wednesday. 
Over the people. Let us pray. Bow down before 
the Lord. 

COLLECT. 

ET thy merciful ears, O Lord, be open to the 
prayers of thy humble servants: and that 
they may obtain their petitions make them to ask 
such things as shall please thee. Through. 

THURSDAY 

Station at SS Sylvester and Martin. 

INTRO IT. Laetetur cor. Ps. 105. 

E;T the heart of them rejoice that seek the 
Lord : seek the Lord and his strength : seek 
his face evermore. Ps. ibid. O give thanks unto 
the Lord, and call upon his Name: tell the people 
what things he hath done. y. Glory be. 



Thursday after 4th Sunday in Lent A 233 

COLLECT. 

GRANT, we beseech thee, Almighty God: that 
we, duly mortifying the flesh by this our 
abstinence, may inwardly rejoice in holiness of 
spirit; that being delivered from all earthly and 
carnal affections, we may speedily obtain thy 
heavenly promises. Through. 

Other Collects as on Ash Wednesday. 

The Lesson for the EPISTLE from the latter 
Book of the Kings. 2 Kings 4. 25. 

IN those days: The Shunammite woman came 
unto Elisha to mount Carmel. And it came 
to pass, when the man of God saw her afar off, 
that he said to Gehazi his servant : Behold, yonder 
is that Shunammite: Run now, I pray thee, to 
meet her, and say unto her: Is it well with thee ? 
is it well with thy husband ? is it well with the 
child ? And she answered: It is well. And when 
she came to the man of God to the hill, she caught 
him by the feet: but Gehazi came near to thrust 
her away. And the man of God said: Let her 
alone; for her soul is vexed within her: and the 
Lord hath hid it from me, and hath not told me. 
Then she said : Did I desire a son of my lord ? did 
I not say: Do not deceive me ? Then he said to 
Gehazi: Gird up thy loins, and take my staff in 
thine hand, and go thy way: if thou meet any 
man, salute him not; and if any salute thee, 
answer him not again: and lay my staff upon the 
face of the child. And the mother of the child 
said: As the Lord liveth, and as thy soul liveth, 
I will not leave thee. And he arose, .and followed 
her. And Gehazi passed on before them, and laid 



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the staff upon the face of the child; but there was 
neither voice, nor hearing. Wherefore he went 
again to meet him, and told him, saying : The child 
is not awaked. And when Elisha was come into 
the house, behold, the child was dead, and laid 
upon his bed. He went in therefore, and shut the 
door upon them twain, and prayed unto the Lord. 
And he went up, and lay upon the child, and put 
his mouth upon his mouth, and his eyes upon his 
eyes, and his hands upon his hands: and he 
stretched himself upon the child; and the flesh of 
the child waxed warm. Then he returned, and 
walked in the house to and fro ; and went up, and 
stretched himself upon him : and the child sneezed 
seven times, and the child opened his eyes. And 
he called Gehazi, and said : Call this Shunammite. 
So he called her. And when she was come in unto 
him, he said : Take up thy son. Then she went in, 
and fell at his feet, and bowed herself to the ground, 
and took up her son, and went out. And Elisha 
came again to Gilgal. 

GRADUAL. Ps. 74. Look upon the covenant, 
Lord: and forget not the congregation of the 
poor for ever. y. Arise, O God, maintain thine 
own cause : remember how the foolish man 
blasphemeth thee daily. 

^ The Continuation of the HOLY GOSPEL 
according to Luke. St. Luke 7. n. 

AT that time : Jesus went into a city called 
Nain: and many of his disciples went with 
him, and much people. Now when he came nigh 
to the gate of the city, behold, there was a dead 
man carried .out, the only son of his mother: and 
she was a widow: and much people of the city 



Thursday after 4th Sunday in Lent A 235 

was with her. And when the Lord saw her, he 
had compassion on her, and said unto her: Weep 
not. And he came and touched the bier: and 
they that bare him stood still. And he said : Young 
man, I say unto thee, Arise. And he that was 
dead sat up, and began to speak. And he delivered 
him to his mother. And there came a fear on all : 
and they glorified God, saying : That a great prophet 
is risen up among us; and, That God hath visited 
his people. 

OFFERTORY. Ps. 70. Make haste to help me, 
O Lord : let them be confounded that wish evil unto 
thy servants. 

SECRET. 

/CLEANSE us, O Lord, we beseech thee, of thine 
\^* infinite mercy: that, like as the prayers and 
devout oblations of thy Church are ever acceptable 
in thy sight, so the same may be rendered yet more 
acceptable by reason of the purity of our souls. 
Through. 

Other Secrets as on Ash Wednesday. 

COMMUNION. Ps. 71. O Lord, I will make 
mention of thy righteousness only: thou, O God, 
hast taught me from my youth up until now: 
forsake me not, O God, in mine old age, when I 
am grey-headed. 

POSTCOMMUNION. 

OLORD, who hast here bestowed upon us 
the bounty of thy heavenly gifts : grant, 
we pray thee, that those things which thou hast 
ordained for the healing of thy faithful people, 
may not be turned unto their damnation. Through. 

Other Postcommunions as on Ash Wednesday. 



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Over the people. Let us pray. Bow down before 
the Lord. 

COLLECT. 

OGOD, the creator and governour of thy 
faithful people : we beseech thee, that thou 
wouldest drive far from us all the assaults of temp 
tation ; that we, being ever found acceptable in thy 
sight, may by thee be defended from the fear of our 
enemies. Through. 

FRIDAY 

Station at St. Eusebius. 

INTROIT. Meditatio. Ps. 19. 

ET the meditation of my heart be alway 
acceptable in thy sight: O Lord, my strength, 
and my redeemer. Ps. ibid. The heavens declare 
the glory of God: and the firmament sheweth his 
handy-work, y. Glory be. 

COLLECT. 

OGOD, who hast ordained thine ineffable 
sacraments for the regeneration of all men : 
we humbly beseech thee, that thy Church, being 
profited by the same to her advancement in all 
things spiritual, may likewise fail not of thy suc 
cour in all things temporal. Through. 
Other Collects as on Ash Wednesday. 
The Lesson for the EPISTLE from the former 
Book of the Kings. i Kings 17. 17. 

IN those days: The son of the woman, the 
mistress of the house, fell sick; and his sick 
ness was so sore, that there was no breath left in 
him. And she said unto Elijah: What have I to 
do with thee, thou man of God ? art thou come 



Friday after 4th Sunday in Lent A 237 

unto me to call my sin to remembrance, and to 
slay my son ? And he said unto her : Give me thy 
son. And he took him out of her bosom, and 
carried him up into a loft, where he abode, and 
laid him upon his own bed. And he cried unto 
the Lord, and said: O Lord my God, hast thou also 
brought evil upon the widow with whom I sojourn, 
by slaying her son ? And he stretched himself 
upon the child three times, and cried unto the Lord, 
and said : O Lord my God, I pray thee, let this child's 
soul come into him again. And the Lord heard 
the voice of Elijah; and the soul of the child came 
into him again, and he revived. And Elijah took 
the child, and brought him down out of the chamber 
into the house, and delivered him unto his mother : 
and Elijah said: See, thy son liveth. And the 
woman said to Elijah: Now by this I know that 
thou art a man of God, and that the word of the 
Lord in thy mouth is truth. 

GRADUAL. Ps. 118. It is better to trust in 
the Lord, than to put any confidence in man. 
y. It is better to trust in the Lord, than to put 
any confidence in princes. 

TRACT. Ps. 103. O Lord, deal not, as on Ash 
Wednesday. 

^ The Continuation of the HOLY GOSPEL 
according to John. St. John n. i. 

AT that time : A certain man was sick, named 
Lazarus, of Bethany, the town of Mary and 
her sister Martha. (It was that Mary which 
anointed the Lord with ointment, and wiped his 
feet with her hair, whose brother Lazarus was sick.) 
Therefore his sisters sent unto him, saying : Lord, 
behold, he whom thou lovest is sick. When Jesus 



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heard that, he said : ^This sickness is not unto death, 
but for the glory of God, that the Son of God might 
be glorified thereby. Now Jesus loved Martha, 
and her sister, and Lazarus. When he had heard 
therefore that he was sick, he abode two days still 
in the same place where he was. Then after that 
saith he to his disciples: Let us go into Judaea 
again. His disciples say unto him: Master, the 
Jews of late sought to stone thee; and goest thou 
thither again ? Jesus answered: Are there not 
twelve hours in the day ? If any man walk in 
the day, he stumbleth not, because he seeth the 
light of this world. But if a man walk in the night, 
he stumbleth, because there is no light in him. 
These things said he: and after that he saith unto 
them : Our friend Lazarus sleepeth ; but I go, that 
I may awake him out of sleep. Then said his 
disciples: Lord, if he sleep, he shall do well. How- 
beit Jesus spake of his death: but they thought 
that he had spoken of taking of rest in sleep. Then 
said Jesus unto them plainly: Lazarus is dead. 
And I am glad for your sakes that I was not there, 
to the intent ye may believe; nevertheless let us 
go unto him. Then said Thomas, which is called 
Didymus, unto his fellow-disciples : Let us also go, 
that we may die with him. Then when Jesus came, 
he found that he had lain in the grave four days 
already. Now Bethany was nigh unto Jerusalem, 
about fifteen furlongs off: and many of the Jews 
came to Martha and Mary, to comfort them con 
cerning their brother. Then Martha, as soon as 
she heard that Jesus was coming, went and met 
him: but Mary sat still in the house. Then said 
Martha unto Jesus: Lord, if thou hadst been here, 
my brother had not died. But I know, that even 



Friday after 4th Sunday in Lent A 239 

now, whatsoever thou wilt ask of God, God will 
give it thee. Jesus saith unto her: Thy brother 
shall rise again. Martha saith unto him : I know 
that he shall rise again in the resurrection at the 
last day. Jesus said unto her: I am the resurrec 
tion, and the life : he that believeth in me, though 
he were dead, yet shall he live: and whosoever 
liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest 
thou this ? She saith unto him: Yea, Lord: I 
believe that thou art the Christ, the Son of God, 
which should come into the world. And when 
she had so said, she went her way, and called 
Mary her sister secretly, saying : The Master is 
come, and calleth for thee. As soon as she 
heard that, she arose quickly, and came unto him. 
Now Jesus was not yet come into the town, 
but was in that place where Martha met him. 
The Jews then which were with her in the house, 
and comforted her, when they saw Mary, that 
she rose up hastily and went out, followed her, 
saying: She goeth unto the grave to weep there. 
Then when Mary was come where Jesus was, 
and saw him, she fell down at his feet, saying unto 
him: Lord, if thou hadst been here, my brother 
had not died. When Jesus therefore saw her 
weeping, and the Jews also weeping which came 
with her, he groaned in the spirit, and was troubled, 
and said: Where have ye laid him ? They said 
unto him: Lord, come and see. Jesus wept. Then 
said the Jews: Behold how he loved him! And 
some of them said: Could not this man, which 
opened the eyes of the blind, have caused that even 
this man should not have died ? Jesus therefore 
again groaning in himself cometh to the grave. 
It was a cave, and a stone lay upon it. Jesus said : 



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Take ye away the stone. Martha, the sister of him 
that was dead, saith unto him: Lord, by this time 
he stinketh: for he hath been dead four days. 
Jesus saith unto her: Said I not unto thee, that, 
if thou wouldest believe, thou shouldest see the 
glory of God ? Then they took away the stone 
from the place where the dead was laid. And 
Jesus lifted up his eyes, arid said: Father, I thank 
thee that thou hast heard me. And I knew that 
thou hearest me always: but because of the people 
which stand by I said it, that they may believe that 
thou hast sent me. And when he thus had spoken, 
he cried with a loud voice : Lazarus, come forth. 
And he that was dead came forth, bound hand 
and foot with grave-clothes: and his face was 
bound about with a napkin. Jesus saith unto them : 
Loose him, and let him go. Then many of the Jews 
which came to Mary, and had seen the things 
which Jesus did, believed on him. 

OFFERTORY. Ps. 18. Thou shalt save the 
people that are in adversity, O Lord, and shalt bring 
down the high looks of the proud : for who is God, 
but the Lord ? 

SECRET. 

/^^RANT, O Lord, we pray thee, that these our 
V_J oblations may in such wise purify us from 
all our iniquities, that we may ever be found an 
acceptable people in thy sight. Through. 
Other Secrets as on Ash Wednesday. 

COMMUNION. St. John n. The Lord, seeing the 
sisters of Lazarus weeping at the tomb, wept before 
the Jews, and cried: Lazarus, come forth: and 
he that had been dead four days came forth, bound 
hand and foot. 






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POSTCOMMUNION. 



O Lord, that we which have here 
VJT received this holy Sacrament, may thereby 
be delivered evermore from the bonds of our sins, 
and defended against all adversities. Through. 

Other Postcommunions as on Ash Wednesday. 

Over the people. Let us pray. Bow down before 
the Lord. 

COLLECT. 

ALMIGHTY God, who seest that we, knowing 
j[~Y. ourselves to be compassed about by many 
and great infirmities, do put our whole trust 
and confidence in thy mighty power, may ever 
more rejoice in the abundance of thy loving- 
kindness. Through. 



SATURDAY 

Station at St. Nicholas at the Prison. 

INTROIT. Sitientes. Is. 55. 

HO, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the 
waters, saith the Lord: and ye that have 
no money, come and drink with gladness. Ps. 78. 
Hear my law, O my people: incline your ears 
unto the words of my mouth. ^. Glory be. 



COLLECT. 

GOD, forasmuch as our fast is unprofitable 
unto us, unless it be acceptable unto thy 
loving-kindness: grant, we beseech thee, that the 
devout affection of our hearts may by thy grace 



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be rendered abundant in the fruit of all good works. 
Through. 

Other Collects as on Ash Wednesday. 

The Lesson for the EPISTLE from Isaiah the 
Prophet. Is. 49. 8. 

THUS saith the Lord: In an acceptable time 
have I heard thee, and in a day of salvation 
have I helped thee: and I will preserve thee, 
and give thee for a covenant of the people, to 
establish the earth, to cause to inherit the desolate 
heritages ; that thou mayest say to the prisoners : 
Go forth; to them that are in darkness: Shew 
yourselves. They shall feed in the ways, and their 
pastures shall be in all high places. They shall 
not hunger nor thirst; neither shall the heat nor 
sun smite them: for he that hath mercy on them 
shall lead them, even by the springs of water shall 
he guide them. And I will make all my mountains 
a way, and my highways shall be exalted. Behold, 
these shall come from far: and, lo, these from the 
north and from the west; and these from the 
land of Sinim. Sing, O heavens; and be joyful, 
O earth; and break forth into singing, O moun 
tains: for the Lord hath comforted his people, 
and will have mercy upon his afflicted. But Zion 
said: The Lord hath forsaken me, and my Lord 
hath forgotten me. Can a woman forget her 
sucking child, that she should not have compas 
sion on the son of her womb ? yea, they may 
forget, yet will I not forget thee, saith the Lord 
Almighty. 

GRADUAL. Ps. 10. The poor committeth him 
self unto thee, O Lord: for thou art the helper of 
the friendless, y. Why standest thou so far off, 



Saturday after 4th Sunday in Lent A 243 

O Lord, and hidest thy face in the needful time of 
trouble: the ungodly for his own lust doth per 
secute the poor. 

^ The Continuation of the HOLY GOSPEL 
according to John. St. John 8. 12. 

A! 4 that time : Jesus spake unto the multitudes 
of the Jews, saying: I am the light of the 
world: he that followeth me shall not walk in 
darkness, but shall have the light of life. The 
Pharisees therefore said unto him: Thou bearest 
record of thyself; thy record is not true. Jesus 
answered and said unto them: Though I bear 
record of myself, yet my record is true : for I know 
whence I came, and whither I go; but ye cannot 
tell whence I come, and whither I go. Ye judge 
after the flesh; I judge no man. And yet if I 
judge, my judgment is true: for I am not alone, 
but I and the Father that sent me. It is also 
written in your law, that the testimony of two 
men is true. I am one that bear witness of myself, 
and the Father that sent me beareth witness of me. 
Then said they unto him : Where is thy Father ? 
Jesus answered: Ye neither know me, nor my 
Father: if ye had known me, ye should have 
known my Father also. These words spake Jesus 
in the treasury, as he taught in the temple : and 
no man laid hands on him; for his hour was not 
yet come. 

OFFERTORY. Ps. 18. The Lord is my stony 
rock, and my defence : my Saviour in whom I will 
trust. 

SECRET. 

MOST merciful Lord, we beseech thee, to 
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that whereas we have rebelled and done evil 
against thee, we may by thy grace be conformed 
unto thy will. Through. 

Other Secrets as on Ash Wednesday. 

COMMUNION. Ps. 23. The Lord is my shep 
herd, therefore can I lack nothing: he shall feed 
me in a green pasture: and lead me forth beside 
the waters of comfort. 

POSTCOMMUNION. 

GRANT, O Lord, we pray thee, that these holy 
mysteries may by their operation cleanse us 
from all our sins, and render us an acceptable 
people in thy sight. Through. 

Other Postcommunions as on Ash Wednesday. 

Over the people. Let us pray. Bow down before 
the Lord. 

COLLECT. 

OGOD, who wouldest not be wroth with them 
that put their trust in thee, but rather 
shewest mercy unto them: grant unto us, we 
pray thee, so rightly to bewail the sins, which we 
have committed, that we may be found worthy to 
obtain the comfort of thy grace. Through. 

If Before Evensong the crosses and images are 
veiled. 

From this day until after Good Friday the Psalm, 
Give sentence with me, is not said before the Con 
fession : nor yet Glory be to the Father, at the 
Psalm I will wash my hands. 



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FIFTH SUNDAY IN LENT 

COMMONLY CALLED 

PASSION SUNDAY 

Station at St. Peter's. 

INTRO IT. Judica me. Ps. 43. 

GIVE sentence with me, O God, and defend my 
cause against the ungodly people : O deliver 
my soul from the deceitful and wicked man : for 
thou art the God of my strength. Ps. ibid. O send 
out thy light and thy truth, that they may lead me : 
and bring me unto thy holy hill, and to thy dwelling. 
Give sentence with me. 

If Glory be to the Father is not said at the Introit 
from henceforth until Easter, except upon a feast 
day, if any shall occur ; but the Psalm being ended, 
the Introit is repeated straightway, up to the be 
ginning of the Psalm. 

COLLECT. 

WE beseech thee, Almighty God, mercifully 
to look upon thy people : that by thy great 
goodness they may be governed and preserved ever 
more, both in body and soul. Through. 

From this day forth until after Maundy Thursday, 
after the Collect for the day shall be said either the 
Collect for the Church : 

For the Church. COLLECT. 

WE beseech thee, O Lord, mercifully to hear 
the prayers of thy people : that being 
delivered from all adversities and all false doctrines, 



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thy Church may serve thee in freedom and quiet 
ness. Through. 

Or for the Chief Bishop. COLLECT. 

OGOD, the pastor and governour of them 
that put their trust in thee, look down in 
mercy on thy servant, N. t whom thou hast chosen 
to be pastor and ruler of thy Church: grant unto 
him, we beseech thee, to be in word and conversa 
tion a wholesome example to the people com 
mitted to his charge; that he with them may attain 
at last to the crown of everlasting life. Through. 

And there shall be no third Collect said. 

The Lesson from the EPISTLE of blessed Paul 
the Apostle to the Hebrews. Heb. 9. n. 

TJRETHREN: Christ being come an high priest 
_D of good things to come, by a greater and more 
perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to 
say, not of this building; neither by the blood of 
goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered 
in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal 
redemption for us. For if the blood of bulls and of 
goats, and the ashes of an heifer sprinkling the 
unclean, sanctifieth to the purifying of the flesh; 
how much more shall the blood of Christ, who 
through the eternal Spirit offered himself without 
spot to God, purge your conscience from dead 
works to serve the living God ? And for this cause 
he is the mediator of the new testament, that by 
means of death, for the redemption of the trans 
gressions that were under the first testament, they 
which are called might receive the promise of 
eternal inheritance, in Christ Jesus our Lord. 

GRADUAL. Ps. 143. Deliver me, O Lord, from 
mine enemies: teach me to do the thing that 



Passion Sunday A 247 

pleaseth thee. f. Ps. 18. It is the Lord that de- 
livereth me from my cruel enemies, and setteth me 
up above mine adversaries : thou shalt rid me 
from the wicked man. 

TRACT. Ps. 129. Many a time have they 
fought against me from my youth up. y. May 
Israel now say: yea many a time have they vexed 
me from my youth up. y. But they have not 
prevailed against me: the plowers plowed upon 
my back. ^f. And made long furrows: but the 
righteous Lord hath hewn the snares of the un 
godly in pieces. 

^ The Continuation of the HOLY GOSPEL 
according to John. St. John 8. 46. 

AT that time : Jesus said unto the multitude 
JL\. of the Jews : Which of you convinceth me 
of sin ? And if I say the truth, why do ye not 
believe me ? He that is of God heareth God's 
words: ye therefore hear them not, because ye are 
not of God. Then answered the Jews, and said 
unto him: Say we not well that thou art a 
Samaritan, and hast a devil? Jesus answered: 
I have not a devil; but I honour my Father, and 
ye do dishonour me. And I seek not mine own 
glory: there is one that seeketh and judgeth. 
Verily, verily, I say unto you, If a man keep my 
saying, he shall never see death. Then said the 
Jews unto him: Now we know that thou hast a 
devil. Abraham is dead, and the prophets; and 
thou sayest: If a man keep my saying, he shall 
never taste of death. Art thou greater than our 
father Abraham, which is dead ? and the prophets 
are dead: whom makest thou thyself ? Jesus 
answered : If I honour myself, my honour is nothing : 



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it is my Father that honoureth me; of whom ye 
say, that he is your God: yet ye have not known 
him ; but I know him : and if I should say, I know 
him not, I shall be a liar like unto you: but I 
know him, and keep his saying. Your father 
Abraham rejoiced to see my day: and he saw it, 
and was glad. Then said the Jews unto him: 
Thou art not yet fifty years old, and hast thou seen 
Abraham ? Jesus said unto them: Verily, verily, 
I say unto you : Before Abraham was, I am. Then 
took they up stones to cast at him: but Jesus hid 
himself, and went out of the temple. 

The Creed is said. 

OFFERTORY. Ps. 119. I will give thanks 
unto the Lord with my whole heart: O do well 
unto thy servant, that I may live, and keep thy 
word: quicken thou me, according to thy word, 
O Lord. 

SECRET. 

GRANT, O Lord, we pray thee, that these our 
oblations may deliver us from every bond of 
iniquity, and obtain for us the bounteous gifts of 
thy mercy. Through. 

For the Church. SECRET. 

DEFEND, O Lord, we pray thee, us thy servants: 
that we, cleaving fast to things heavenly, may 
faithfully serve thee both in body and soul. 
Through. 

Or for the Chief Bishop. SECRET. 

WE beseech thee, O Lord, mercifully to accept 
these our oblations : granting unto N. thy 
servant, that like as thou hast chosen him to be 



Monday after Passion Sunday A 249 

pastor and ruler of thy Church, so he may be 
governed evermore by thy defence. Through. 

PREFACE of the Cross : which is said daily until 
Maundy Thursday inclusive. 

COMMUNION, i Cor. n. This is my Body, 
which is given for you : this cup is the new testa 
ment in my Blood, saith the Lord: this do ye, as 
oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of me. 

POSTCOMMUNION. 

A SSIST us mercifully, O Lord our God : that we 
J~\. whom thou hast here refreshed with thy holy 
mysteries, may be defended by thy perpetual suc 
cour. Through. 

For the Church. POSTCOMMUNION. 

GRANT, we beseech thee, O Lord our God, 
that we, whom thou hast made partakers 
of heavenly gladness, may by thee be defended from 
all earthly perils. Through. 

Or for the Chief Bishop. POSTCOMMUNION. 

DEFEND us, O Lord, we beseech thee, who 
have here received these heavenly mysteries : 
and grant that thy servant N. t whom thou hast 
chosen to be pastor and ruler of thy Church, 
together with the flock committed to his charge, 
may thereby be preserved and strengthened against 
all adversities. Through. 



B 



MONDAY 

Station at St. Chrysogonus. 

INTROIT. Miserere mei. Ps. 56. 

E merciful unto me, O God, for man goeth 
about to devour me: he is daily fighting and 



A 250 Monday after Passion Sunday 

troubling me. Ps. ibid. Mine enemies are daily 
in hand to swallow me up: for they be many 
that fight against me. Be merciful. 

COLLECT. 

EHT thy bountiful goodness, O Lord, we beseech 
thee, sanctify this our fasting: and effectually 
bestow upon us the remission of all our sins. 
Through. 

Thereafter the Collect for the Church or for the 
Chief Bishop as on the preceding Sunday. 

The Lesson for the EPISTLE from Jonah the 
Prophet. Jonah 3. i. 

IN those days : The word of the Lord came unto 
Jonah the second time, saying: Arise, go unto 
Nineveh, that great city, and preach unto it the 
preaching that I bid thee. So Jonah arose, and 
went unto Nineveh, according to the word of the 
Lord. Now Nineveh was an exceeding great city 
of three days' journey. And Jonah began to enter 
into the city a day's journey, and he cried, and 
said: Yet forty days, and Nineveh shall be over 
thrown. So the people of Nineveh believed God, 
and proclaimed a fast, and put on sackcloth, from 
the greatest of them even to the least of them. 
For word came unto the king of Nineveh, and he 
arose from his throne, and he laid his robe from 
him, and covered him with sackcloth, and sat in 
ashes. And he caused it to be proclaimed and 
published through Nineveh by the decree of the 
king and his nobles, saying: Let neither man nor 
beast, herd nor flock, taste any thing: let them 
not feed, nor drink water: but let man and beast 
be covered with sackcloth, and cry mightily unto 



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God: yea, let them turn every one from his evil 
way, and from the violence that is in their hands. 
Who can tell if God will turn and repent, and turn 
away from his fierce anger, that we perish not ? 
And God saw their works, that they turned from 
their evil way; and God repented of the evil, that 
he had said that he would do unto them; and he 
did it not. 

GRADUAL, .fcs. 54. Hear my prayer, O God: 
and hearken unto the words of my mouth. 
y. Save me, O God, for thy Name's sake: and 
avenge me in thy strength. 

TRACT. Ps. 103. O Lord, deal not, as on Ash 
Wednesday. 

^ The Continuation of the HOLY GOSPEL 
according to John. St. John 7. 32. 

A that time : The Pharisees and the chief 
priests sent officers to take Jesus. Then said 
Jesus unto them: Yet a little while am I with you, 
and then I go unto him that sent me. Ye shall 
seek me, and shall not find me: and where I am, 
thither ye cannot come. Then said the Jews among 
themselves: Whither will he go, that we shall not 
find him ? will he go unto the dispersed among 
the Gentiles, and teach the Gentiles ? What manner 
of saying is this that he said : Ye shall seek me, and 
shall not find me : and where I am, thither ye can 
not come ? In the last day, that great day of the 
feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying: If any man 
thirst, let him come unto me, and drink. He that 
believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of 
his belly shall flow rivers of living water. But 
this spake he of the Spirit, which they that believe 
on him should receive. 



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OFFERTORY. Ps. 6. Turn thee, O Lord, and 
deliver my soul: O save me for thy mercy's sake. 

SECRET. 

GRANT, we beseech thee, O Lord our God: 
that this saving victim may effectually avail, 
both for the cleansing of our souls from all their 
sins, and for the obtaining of the favour of thy 
heavenly Majesty. Through. 

Thereafter one of the two Secrets appointed for 
the preceding Sunday. 

COMMUNION. Ps. 24. The Lord of hosts, he 
is the King of glory. 



POSTCOMMUNION. 

OLORD, who hast made us partakers in this 
Sacrament of our salvation : grant, we 
beseech thee, that the same may be profitable unto 
us both for the cleansing and the healing of our 
souls. Through. 

Thereafter one of the Postcommunions appointed 
for the preceding Sunday. 

Over the people. Let us pray. Bow down before 
the Lord. 

COLLECT. 

KEEP, we beseech thee, Lord, thy faithful 
people, both outwardly in their bodies and 
inwardly in their souls : that they, cleaving stead 
fastly to all good works, may ever be defended by 
thy mighty power. Through. 



Tuesday after Passion Sunday A 253 
TUESDAY 

Station at St. Cyriacus. 

INTROIT. Exspecta. Ps. 27. 

TARRY thou the Lord's leisure : be strong, and 
V_-7 he shall comfort thy heart, and put thou thy 
trust in the Lord. Ps. ibid. The Lord is my light and 
my salvation : whom then shall I fear ? O tarry thou. 

COLLECT. 

/^RANT, Lord, we pray thee, that this our 
VJT fasting may be acceptable in thy sight : that 
we being cleansed from our sins, and made worthy 
of thy grace, may be made whole unto everlasting 
life. Through. 

The second Collect as on Passion Sunday. 

The Lesson for the EPISTLE from the Story of 
Bel and the Dragon. Bel and the Dragon, 29. 

IN those days: They of Babylon came to the 
king, and said: Deliver us Daniel, or else we 
will destroy thee and thine house. Now when the 
king saw that they pressed him sore, being con 
strained, he delivered Daniel unto them: who 
cast him into the lions' den: where he was six 
days. And in the den there were seven lions, and 
they had given them every day two carcases, and 
two sheep: which then were not given to them, 
to the intent they might devour Daniel. Now there 
was in Jewry a prophet, called Habbacuc, who had 
made pottage, and had broken bread in a bowl, 
and was going into the field, for to bring it to the 
reapers. But the Angel of the Lord said unto Hab 
bacuc: Go, carry the dinner that thou hast into 
Babylon unto Daniel, who is in the lions' den. 
And Habbacuc said: Lord, I never saw Babylon; 



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neither do I know where the den is. Then the 
Angel of the Lord took him by the crown, and bare 
him by the hair of his head, and through the 
vehemency of his spirit set him in Babylon over 
the den. And Habbacuc cried, saying: O Daniel, 
Daniel, take the dinner which God hath sent thee. 
And Daniel said: Thou hast remembered me, O 
God: neither hast thou forsaken them that seek 
thee and love thee. So Daniel arose, and did eat: 
and the Angel of the Lord set Habbacuc in his own 
place again immediately. Upon the seventh day 
the king went to bewail Daniel : and when he came 
to the den, he looked in, and, behold, Daniel was 
sitting. Then cried the king with a loud voice, 
saying: Great art thou, O Lord God of Daniel, and 
there is none other beside thee. And he drew him 
out, and cast those that were the cause of his 
destruction into the den: and they were devoured 
in a moment before his face. Then said the king: 
Let all men that dwell in all the earth tremble 
and fear before the God of Daniel : for it is he that 
rescueth and worketh signs in the earth, who hath 
delivered Daniel from the power of the lions. 

GRADUAL. Ps. 43. Defend my cause, O Lord: 
deliver me from the deceitful and wicked man. 
y. O send out thy light and thy truth, that they may 
lead me : and bring me unto thy holy hill. 

^ The Continuation of the HOLY GOSPEL 
according to John. St. John 7. I. 

A' that time : Jesus walked in Galilee : for he 
would not walk in Jewry, because the Jews 
sought to kill him. Now the Jews' feast of taber 
nacles was at hand. His brethren therefore said 
unto him : Depart hence, and go into Judaea, that 



Tuesday after Passion Sunday A 255 

thy disciples also may see the works that thou 
doest. For there is no man that doeth any thing 
in secret, and he himself seeketh to be known 
openly. If thou do these things, shew thyself to 
the world. For neither did his brethren believe 
in him. Then Jesus said unto them: My time is 
not yet come: but your time is alway ready. The 
world cannot hate you; but me it hateth, because 
I testify of it, that the works thereof are evil. 
Go ye up unto this feast : I go not up yet unto this 
feast; for my time is not yet full come. When 
he had said these words unto them, he abode still 
in Galilee. But when his brethren were gone up, 
then went he also up unto the feast, not openly, 
but as it were in secret. Then the Jews sought 
him at the feast, and said : Where is he ? And there 
was much murmuring among the people concerning 
him: for some said:- He is a good man: others 
said: Nay; but he deceiveth the people. Howbeit 
no man spake openly of him for fear of the Jews. 

OFFERTORY. Ps. 9. They that know thy 
Name shall put their trust in thee: for thou, 
Lord, hast never failed them that seek thee: O 
praise the Lord which dwelleth in Sion: for he 
forgetteth not the complaint of the poor. 

SECRET. 

AICEPT, O Lord, we pray thee, the sacrifice, 
which we here do offer and present unto 
thee : humbly beseeching thee, that it may in such 
wise be profitable unto us for our comfort in this 
present life, that we may ever hold fast the promises 
which thou hast given us of life eternal. Through. 

The second Secret as on Passion Sunday. 



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COMMUNION. Ps. 25. Deliver me, God of 
Israel, out of all my troubles. 

POSTCOMMUNION. 

GRANT, we beseech thee, Almighty God: that 
we, ever following diligently after things 
eternal, may be found worthy to attain unto the 
gifts of thy heavenly bounty. Through. 

The second Postcommunion as on Passion Sun 
day. 

Over the people. Let us pray. Bow down before 
the Lord. 

COLLECT. 

GRANT to us, Lord, we beseech thee, grace 
so to continue steadfastly in obedience to 
thy will: that in our time the number of the 
faithful people may be multiplied and the worthi 
ness of their service increased. Through. 

WEDNESDAY 

Station at St. Marcellus. 

INTROIT. Liberator. Ps. 18. 

IT is he that delivereth me from my cruel 
enemies: and setteth me up above mine adver 
saries: thou shalt rid me from the wicked man, 
O Lord. Ps. ibid. I will love thee, O Lord, my 
strength: the Lord is my stony rock, and my 
defence, and my Saviour. It is he. 

COLLECT. 

O MERCIFUL God, we beseech thee to sanctify 
this our fasting to the enlightenment of the 
hearts of thy faithful people: that we, to whom 
thou hast given an hearty desire to pray, may 



Wednesday after Passion Sunday A 257 

obtain of thy loving-kindness the fulfilment of all 
our petitions. Through. 

The second Collect as on Passion Sunday. 

The Lesson for the EPISTLE from the Book of 
Leviticus. Lev. 19. 10. 

IN those days: the Lord spake unto Moses, 
saying: Speak unto all the congregation of 
the children of Israel, saying: I am the Lord your 
God. Ye shall not steal, neither deal falsely, 
neither lie one to another. And ye shall not swear 
by my name falsely, neither shalt thou profane 
the name of thy God: I am the Lord. Thou shalt 
not defraud thy neighbour, neither rob him: the 
wages of him that is hired shall not abide with 
thee all night until the morning. Thou shalt not 
curse the deaf, nor put a stumblingblock before 
the blind, but shalt fear thy God: I am the Lord. 
Ye shall do no unrighteousness in judgment: thou 
shalt not respect the person of the poor, nor honour 
the person of the mighty: but in righteousness 
shalt thou judge thy neighbour. Thou shalt not 
go up and down as a talebearer among thy people : 
neither shalt thou stand against the blood of thy 
neighbour: I am the Lord. Thou shalt hate not 
thy brother in thine heart: thou shalt in any wise 
rebuke thy neighbour, and not suffer sin upon him. 
Thou shalt not avenge, nor bear any grudge against 
the children of thy people, but thou shalt love thy 
neighbour as thyself: I am the Lord. Ye shall 
keep my statutes. For I am the Lord your God. 

GRADUAL. Ps. 30. I will magnify thee, O 
Lord, for thou hast set me up: and hast not made 
my foes to triumph over me. y. O Lord my God, 
I cried unto thee : and thou hast healed me : thou, 



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Lord, hast brought my soul out of hell, thou hast 
kept my life from them that go down to the pit. 

TRACT. Ps. 103. O Lord, deal not, as on Ash 
Wednesday. 

>%< The Continuation of the HOLY GOSPEL 
according to John. St. John 10. 22. 

AT that time : It was at Jerusalem the feast 
JL\. of the Dedication, and it was winter. And 
Jesus walked in the temple in Solomon's porch. 
Then came the Jews round about him, and said 
unto him : How long dost thou make us to doubt ? 
If thou be the Christ, tell us plainly. Jesus answered 
them : I told you, and ye believed not : the works 
that I do in my Father's name, they bear witness 
of me. But ye believe not, because ye are not of 
my sheep, as I said unto you. My sheep hear my 
voice, and I know them, and they follow me: and 
I give unto them eternal life ; and they shall never 
perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of 
my hand. My Father, which gave them me, is 
greater than all; and no man is able to pluck 
them out of my Father's hand. I and my Father 
are one. Then the Jews took up stones again to 
stone him. Jesus answered them: Many good 
works have I shewed you from my Father; for 
which of those works do ye stone me ? The Jews 
answered him, saying: For a good work we stone 
thee not; but for blasphemy; and because that 
thou, being a man, makest thyself God. Jesus 
answered them: Is it not written in your law, I 
said : Ye are gods ? If he called them gods, unto 
whom the word of God came, and the scripture 
cannot be broken ; say ye of him, whom the Father 
hath sanctified, and sent into the world: Thou 



Wednesday after Passion Sunday A 259 

blasphemest ; because I said : I am the Son of God ? 
If I do not the works of my Father, believe me not. 
But if I do, though ye believe not me, believe the 
works: that ye may know, and believe, that the 
Father is in me, and I in him. 

OFFERTORY. Ps. 59. Deliver me from mine 
enemies, O God: defend me, O Lord, from them 
that rise up against me. 

SECRET. 

/^iRANT, O most merciful God: that we, which 
\J here bring unto thee this sacrifice of pro 
pitiation and thanksgiving, may offer the same in 
all singleness and lowliness of heart. Through. 
The other Secret as on Passion Sunday. 

COMMUNION. Ps. 26. I will wash my hands 
in innocency, O Lord, and so will I go to thine altar : 
that I may shew the voice of thanksgiving, and tell 
of all thy wondrous works. 

POSTCOMMUNION. 

OLORD, who hast vouchsafed to make us 
partakers of thy heavenly benediction : 
grant, we pray thee, that the pledge, which thou 
hast given us in this holy Sacrament, may be 
fulfilled in us unto everlasting salvation. Through. 
The other Postcommunion as on Passion Sunday. 

Over the people. Let us pray. Bow down before 
the Lord. 

COLLECT. 

SSIST us mercifully, O Lord, in these our 
supplications : that we, whom thou dost 
suffer to put our trust and confidence in thy mercy, 



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may of thy goodness obtain the wonted effects of 
thy compassion. Through. 

THURSDAY 

Station at St. Apollinaris. 

INTROIT. Omnia quae fecisti. 

Song of the Three Children, v. 8. 

T7VERYTHING that thou hast done to us, O 
tVrf Lord, thou hast done in true judgment, for 
we have trespassed, and not obeyed thy command 
ments : but give glory to thy Name, and deal with 
us after thy loving-kindness. Ps. 119. Blessed 
are those that are undented in the way : and walk 
in the law of the Lord. 

Everything that thou hast done. 

COLLECT. 

/^<RANT, we beseech thee, Almighty God: that 
VJT we, which by our incontinence have cor 
rupted the worthiness of man's condition, may by 
devout abstinence heal and restore the same. 
Through. 

The other Collect as on Passion Sunday. 

The Lesson for the EPISTLE from the Song of the 
Three Children. Song of the Three Children, n. 

IN those days: Azarias prayed unto the Lord, 
saying: O Lord our God, deliver us not up 
wholly, for thy name's sake, neither disannul thou 
thy covenant: and cause not thy mercy to depart 
from us, for thy beloved Abraham's sake, for thy 
servant Isaac's sake, and for thy holy Israel's 
sake ; to whom thou hast spoken and promised, that 
thou wouldest multiply their seed as the stars of 
heaven, and as the sand that lieth upon the seashore. 



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For we, O Lord, are become less than any nation, and 
be kept under this day in all the world because of 
our sins. Neither is there at this time prince, or 
prophet, or leader, or burnt offering, or sacrifice, 
or oblation, or incense, or place to sacrifice before 
thee, and to find mercy. Nevertheless in a contrite 
heart and an humble spirit let us be accepted. 
Like as in the burnt offerings of rams and bullocks, 
and like as in ten thousands of fat lambs: so let 
our sacrifice be in thy sight this day, and grant 
that we may wholly go after thee: for they shall 
not be confounded that put their trust in thee. 
And now we follow thee with all our heart, we fear 
thee, and seek thy face. Put us not to shame: 
but deal with us after thy loving-kindness, and 
according to the multitude of thy mercies. Deliver 
us also according to thy marvellous works, and 
give glory to thy Name, O Lord: and let all them 
that do thy servants hurt be ashamed; and let 
them be confounded in all their power and might, 
and let their strength be broken ; and let them know 
that thou art Lord, the only God, and glorious over 
the whole world, O Lord our God. 

GRADUAL. Ps. 96. Bring presents, and come 
into his courts: worship the Lord in the beauty 
of holiness. ~f. Ps. 29. The voice of the Lord 
discovereth the thick bushes: in his temple doth 
every man speak of his honour. 

hjH The Continuation of the HOLY GOSPEL 
according to Luke. St. Luke 7. 36. 

AT that time: One of the Pharisees desired 
Jesus, that he would eat with him. And 
he went into the Pharisee's house, and sat down 
to meat. And, behold, a woman in the city, which 



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was a sinner, when she knew that Jesus sat at meat 
in the Pharisee's house, brought an alabaster box 
of ointment, and stood at his feet behind him 
weeping, and began to wash his feet with tears, 
and did wipe them with the hairs of her head, 
and kissed his feet, and anointed them with the 
ointment. Now when the Pharisee which had 
bidden him saw it, he spake within himself, saying : 
This man, if he were a prophet, would have known 
who and what manner of woman this is that 
toucheth him: for she is a sinner. And Jesus 
answering said unto him: Simon, I have some 
what to say unto thee. And he saith : Master, say 
on. There was a certain creditor which had two 
debtors: the one owed five hundred pence, and the 
other fifty. And when they had nothing to pay, 
he frankly forgave them both. Tell me therefore, 
which of them will love him most ? Simon an 
swered and said : I suppose that he, to whom he 
forgave most. And he said unto him: Thou hast 
rightly judged. And he turned to the woman, 
and said unto Simon: Seest thou this woman ? 
I entered into thine house, thou gavest me no 
water for my feet: but she hath washed my feet 
with tears, and wiped them with the hairs of her 
head. Thou gavest me no kiss: but this woman 
since the time I came in hath not ceased to kiss 
my feet. My head with oil thou didst not anoint: 
but this woman hath anointed my feet with oint 
ment. Wherefore I say unto thee : Her sins, which 
are many, are forgiven; for she loved much* but 
to whom little is forgiven, the same loveth little. 
And he said unto her : Thy sins are forgiven. And 
they that sat at meat with him began to say within 
themselves : Who is this that f orgiveth sins also ? 



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And he said to the woman : Thy faith hath saved 
thee ; go in peace. 

OFFERTORY. Ps. 137. By the waters of 
Babylon we sat down and wept : when we remem 
bered thee, O Sion. 

SECRET. 

OLORD GOD ALMIGHTY, who of the creatures, 
which thou hast ordained for the succour 
of man's frailty, hast commanded that an oblation 
should be offered to the honour of thy Name: 
grant, we beseech thee, that the same may be a 
sacrifice acceptable unto thee for our succour in 
this present life, and a Sacrament profitable unto 
us for the obtaining of life everlasting. Through. 
The other Secret as on Passion Sunday. 

COMMUNION. Ps. 119. O think upon thy 
servant, as concerning thy word, Lord, wherein 
thou hast caused me to put my trust: the same 
is my comfort in my trouble. 

POSTCOMMUNION. 

RANT, Lord, that those things, which we 
have taken with our outward lips, we may 
inwardly receive in purity of heart: that being 
in this life partakers of these thy gifts, we may 
by the same be healed unto life everlasting. 
Through. 

The other Postcommunion as on Passion Sunday. 

Over the people. Let us pray. Bow down before 
the Lord. 

COLLECT. 

WE beseech thee, O Lord, mercifully to have 
compassion on thy people : that we, 



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eschewing those things that are contrary to thy 
good pleasure, may be fulfilled with gladness by 
the walking after thy commandments. Through. 

FRIDAY 

Station at St. Stephen s on the Coelian Hill. 

INTRO IT. Miserere mihi. Ps. 31. 

HAVE mercy upon me, O Lord, for I am in 
trouble: deliver me from the hand of mine 
enemies, and from them that persecute me: let 
me not be confounded, O Lord, for I have called 
upon thee. Ps. ibid. In thee, O Lord, have I 
put my trust, let me never be put to confusion: 
deliver me in thy righteousness. 
Have mercy upon me, O Lord. 

COLLECT. 

WE beseech thee, O Lord, mercifully to pour 
thy grace into our hearts : that we, who 
willingly by the chastisement of the flesh do refrain 
from sin, may in such wise mortify ourselves in 
this life, that we may be delivered in the end from 
everlasting damnation. Through. 

The other Collect as on Passion Sunday. 

The Lesson for the EPISTLE from Jeremiah the 
Prophet. Jer. 17. 13. 

IN those days: Jeremiah said: Lord, all that 
forsake thee shall be ashamed, and they that 
depart from me shall be written in the earth, 
because they have forsaken the Lord, the fountain 
of living waters. Heal me, O Lord, and I shall be 
healed; save me, and I shall be saved: for thou 
art my praise. Behold, they say unto me: Where 
is the word of the Lord ? let it come now. As for 



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me, I have not hastened from being a pastor to 
follow thee: neither have I desired the woeful 
day; thou knowest: that which came out of my 
lips was right before thee. Be not a terror unto 
me: thou art my hope in the day of evil. Let them 
be. confounded that persecute me, but let not me be 
confounded : let them be dismayed, but let not me be 
dismayed: bring upon them the day of evil, and de 
stroy them with double destruction, O Lord our God. 

GRADUAL. Ps. 35. Their communing is not 
for peace : but they imagine deceitful words against 
them that are quiet in the land. ^. This hast 
thou seen, Lord, hold not thy tongue: go not 
far from me, O Lord. 

TRACT. Ps. 103. O Lord, deal not, as on Ash 
Wednesday. 

>J< The Continuation of the HOLY GOSPEL 
according to John. Si. John n. 47. 

AT that time : The chief priests and the Phari- 
JL\. sees gathered a council against Jesus, and 
said : What do we ? for this man doeth many 
miracles. If we let him thus alone, all men will 
believe on him : and the Romans shall come and 
take away both our place and nation. And one of 
them, named Caiaphas, being the high priest that 
same year, said unto them : Ye know nothing at all, 
nor consider that it is expedient for us, that one 
man should die for the people, and that the whole 
nation perish not. And this spake he not of him 
self: but being high priest that year, he prophesied 
that Jesus should die for that nation; and not for 
that nation only, but that also he should gather 
together in one the children of God that were 
scattered abroad. Then from that day forth they 



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took counsel together for to put him to death. 
Jesus therefore walked no more openly among 
the Jews; but went thence unto a country near 
to the wilderness, into a city called Ephraim, and 
there continued with his disciples. 

OFFERTORY. Ps. 119. Blessed art thou, O 
Lord, teach me thy statutes: O give me not over 
unto the proud, that are mine oppressors: so shall 
I make answer unto my blasphemers. 

SECRET. 

GRANT, we beseech thee, merciful God: that 
we being ever found meet to do thee worthy 
service at thine holy altar, may continually be made 
partakers of the same to our salvation. Through. 
The other Secret as on Passion Sunday. 

COMMUNION. Ps. 27. Deliver me not over 
into the will of mine adversaries, O Lord: for 
there are false witnesses risen up against me, and 
such as speak wrong. 

POSTCOMMUNION. 

WE pray thee, O Lord, that this holy sacrifice 
whereof we have been made partakers, 
may never fail to succour and defend us, and ever 
more to drive far from us all things that may hurt 
us. Through. 

The other Postcommunion as on Passion Sunday. 

Over the people. Let us pray. Bow down before 
the Lord. 

COLLECT. 

GRANT, we beseech thee, Almighty God: that 
we, who seek the grace of thy protection, may 



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ever be delivered from all evils and faithfully serve 
thee with a quiet "mind. Through. 

SATURDAY 

Station at St. John before the Latin Gate. 

INTROIT. Miserere mihi. Ps. 31. 

HAVE mercy upon me, O Lord, for I^am in 
trouble: deliver me from the hand of mine 
enemies and from them that persecute me: let 
me not be confounded, O Lord, for I have called 
upon thee. Ps. ibid. In thee, Lord, have I 
put my trust, let me never be put to confusion: 
deliver me in thy righteousness. 
Have mercy upon me, Lord. 

COLLECT. 

GRANT, O Lord, that thy people, which are 
consecrated to thy service may continually 
increase in all godly affections : that they being 
duly instructed in all holy learning, may both be 
made the more acceptable unto thy divine majesty, 
and prospered more abundantly in the gifts of thy 
bounty. Through. 

The other Collect as on Passion Sunday. 

The Lesson for the EPISTLE from Jeremiah the 
Prophet. Jer. 18. 18. 

IN those days: The ungodly Jews said one to 
another: Come let us devise devices against 
the righteous : for the law shall not perish from the 
priest, nor counsel from the wise, nor the word 
from the prophet. Come, and let us smite him 
with the tongue, and let us not give heed to any 
of his words. Give heed to me, O Lord, and hearken 
to the voice of them that contend with me. Shall 



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evil be recompensed for good ? for they have 
digged a pit for my soul. Remember that I stood 
before thee to speak good for them, and to turn 
away thy wrath from them. Therefore deliver up 
their children to the famine, and pour out their 
blood by the force of the sword ; and let their wives 
be bereaved of their children, and be widows; and 
let they: men be put to death ; let their young men 
be slain by the sword in battle. Let a cry be heard 
from their houses, when thou shalt bring a troop 
suddenly upon them: for they have digged a pit 
to take me, and hid snares for my feet. Yet, Lord, 
thou knowest all their counsel against me to slay 
me: forgive not their iniquity, neither blot out 
their sin from thy sight, but let them be overthrown 
before thee; deal thus with them in the time of 
thine anger, O Lord our God. 

GRADUAL. Ps. 35. Their communing is not 
for peace : but they imagine deceitful words against 
them that are quiet in the land. y. This hast thou 
seen, O Lord, hold not thy tongue ; go not far from 
me, O Lord. 

^ The Continuation of the HOLY GOSPEL 
according to John. St. John 12. 10. 

A? that time : The chief priests consulted 
together that they might put Lazarus also to 
death; because that by reason of him many of 
the Jews went away, and believed on Jesus. On 
the next day much people that were come to the 
feast, when they heard that Jesus was coming to 
Jerusalem, took branches of palm trees, and went 
forth to meet him, and cried : Hosanna : Blessed is 
the King of Israel that cometh in the name of the 
Lord. And Jesus, when he had found a young ass, 



Saturday after Passion Sunday A 269 

sat thereon ; as it is written : Fear not, daughter of 
Sion: behold, thy King cometh, sitting on an ass's 
colt. These things understood not his disciples 
at the first: but when Jesus was glorified, then 
remembered they that these things were written 
of him, and that they had done these things unto 
him. The people therefore that was with him 
when he called Lazarus out of his grave, and raised 
him from the dead, bare record. For this cause 
the people also met him, for that they heard that 
he had done this miracle. The Pharisees therefore 
said among themselves : Perceive ye how ye prevail 
nothing ? behold, the world is gone after him. 
And there were certain Greeks among them that 
came up to worship at the feast: The same came 
therefore to Philip, which was of Bethsaida of 
Galilee, and desired him, saying : Sir, we would see 
Jesus. Philip cometh and telleth Andrew : and 
again Andrew and Philip tell Jesus. And Jesus 
answered them, saying: The hour is come, that 
the Son of man should be glorified. Verily, verily, 
I say unto you, Except a corn of wheat fall 
into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if 
it die, it bringeth forth much fruit. He that 
loveth his life shall lose it; and he that hateth his 
life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal. 
If any man serve me, let him follow me; and 
where I am, there shall also my servant be : if any 
man serve me, him will my Father honour. Now 
is my soul troubled ; and what shall I say ? Father 
save me from this hour: but for this cause came I 
unto this hour. Father, glorify thy name. Then 
came there a voice from heaven, saying: I have 
both glorified it, and will glorify it again. The 
people therefore, that stood by, and heard it, said 



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that it thundered: others said: An Angel spake to 
him. Jesus answered and said: This voice came 
not because of me, but for your sakes. Now is the 
judgment of this world: now shall the prince of 
this world be cast out. And I, if I be lifted up 
from the earth, will draw all men unto me. This 
he said, signifying what death he should die. The 
people answered him: We have heard out of the 
law that Christ abideth for ever: and how sayest 
thou : The Son of man must be lifted up ? who is 
this Son of man ? Then Jesus said unto them: 
Yet a little while is the light with you. Walk while 
ye have the light, lest darkness come upon you: 
for he that walketh in darkness knoweth not 
whither he goeth. While ye have light, believe in 
the light, that ye may be the children of light. 
These things spake Jesus, and departed, and did 
hide himself from them. 

OFFERTORY. Ps. 119. Blessed art thou, 
Lord, O teach me thy statutes: O give me not over 
unto the proud that are mine oppressors: so shall 
I make answer unto my blasphemers. 

SECRET. 

OLORD, who sufferest us to be partakers of 
thy wondrous mysteries : grant, we beseech 
thee, that by thy mercy we may be absolved from 
all our iniquities, and defended against all adver 
sities. Through. 

The other Secret as on Passion Sunday. 
COMMUNION. Ps. 27. Deliver me not over 
into the will of mine adversaries, O Lord : for there 
are false witnesses risen up against me, and such 
as speak wrong. 



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POSTCOMMUNION. 

OLORD our God, who hast fulfilled us with 
the bounty of thy heavenly gifts : grant, 
we beseech thee, that we may ever live by the 
partaking of the same. Through. 

The other Postcommunion as on Passion Sunday. 

Over the people. Let us pray. Bow down before 
the Lord. 

COLLECT. 

STRETCH forth, O Lord, we pray thee, thy 
right hand to be the defence of thy people 
that calleth upon thee: that they, being cleansed 
from all their sins and taught in thy holy will, may 
in such wise obtain thy comfort in this present life, 
that they may grow in grace to the attainment of 
everlasting felicity. Through. 




Bi 



THE SUNDAY NEXT 
BEFORE EASTER 

COMMONLY CALLED 0'- 

PALM SUNDAY 

If The Office being ended, and the Aspersion of holy 
water performed as is customary, the Priest, vested in 
a purple Cope or without a Chasuble, and attended 
by the Ministers vested in a like manner, proceeds to 
bless the branches of palm and olive or other trees ; 
such branches being laid before the middle of the 
Altar or at the Epistle corner, and -first the choir shall 
sing the Antiphon : 

St. Matt. 21. 

HOSANNA to the Son of David : blessed is he 
that cometh in the Name of the Lord. 
King of Israel : Hosanna in the highest. 

If Then standing at the Epistle corner and not 
turning to the people, the Priest shall sing in the 
ferial tone of the Mass Collect : 

y. The Lord be with you. 
R/. And with thy spirit. 

Let us pray. COLLECT. 

OGOD, whose love and service is our righteous 
ness, increase, we pray thee, and multiply 
upon us the gifts of thy unspeakable grace : that 
like as by the death of thy Son thou hast given unto 
us the hope of our faith ; so by his resurrection we 
may be brought unto the country which we seek. 
Who liveth and reigneth with thee. 

If Afterward the Subdeacon, standing in the cus- 



B 2 Palm Sunday 

tomary place \ shall sing the Lesson following in the 
tone of the Epistle, and at the end he shall kiss the 
hand of the Priest. 

The LESSON from the Book of Exodus. 

Exod. 15. 27. 

IN those days : The children of Israel came to 
Elim, where were twelve wells of water, and 
threescore and ten palm trees : and they encamped 
there by the waters. And they took their journey 
from Elim, and all the congregation of the children 
of Israel came unto the wilderness of Sin, which is 
between Elim and Sinai : on the fifteenth day of 
the second month after their departing out of the 
land of Egypt. And the whole congregation of the 
children of Israel murmured against Moses and 
Aaron in the wilderness. And the children of Israel 
said unto them : Would to God we had died by the 
hand of the Lord in the land of Egypt, when we sat 
by the flesh-pots, and when we did eat bread to the 
full : for ye have brought us forth into this wilder 
ness, to kill this whole assembly with hunger. Then 
said the Lord unto Moses : Behold, I will rain 
bread from heaven for you : and the people shall 
go out and gather a certain rate every day : that I 
may prove them, whether they will walk in my law 
or no. And it shall come to pass, that on the sixth 
day they shall prepare that which they bring in : 
and it shall be twice as much as they gather daily. 
And Moses and Aaron said unto all the children of 
Israel : At even, then ye shall know that the Lord 
hath brought you out from the land of Egypt : and 
in the morning, then ye shall see the glory of the 
Lord. 

If Then shall be sung for the Gradual : 



Palm Sunday B 3 

R/. St. John ii. Then gathered the chief priests 
and the Pharisees a council, and said : What do we, 
for this man doeth many miracles ? If we let him 
thus alone, all men will believe on him : *And the 
Romans shall come, and take away both our place 
and nation. ^. And one of them, named Caiaphas, 
being the high priest that same year, said unto 
them : It is expedient for us, that one man should 
die for the people, and that the whole nation perish 
not. From that day forth they took counsel 
together for to put him to death, saying : And the 
Romans shall come. 

Or this Ej. St. Matt. 26. On the Mount of Olives 
he prayed to his Father : O my Father, if it be 
possible, let this cup pass from me. *The spirit in 
deed is willing, but the flesh is weak : nevertheless 
not as I will, but as thou wilt. y. Watch and pray, 
that ye enter not into temptation. The spirit indeed. 

Tf While the R/. is in singing the Deacon shall 
place the book of the Gospels upon the Altar : and 
the Priest, the Deacon ministering the incense-boat, 
shall place incense in the censer. Then shall the 
Deacon say the prayer : Cleanse my heart, and 
taking the book from the Altar ask a blessing of the 
Priest. Afterward, the Subdeacon holding the book 
between two Acolytes holding lighted candles, the 
Deacon shall sign and cense the book, and sing the 
Gospel in the customary manner : whereafter the 
Subdeacon shall bear the book to be kissed by the 
Priest, who is also censed by the Deacon. 

^ The Continuation of the HOLY GOSPEL 
according to Matthew. St. Matt. 21. i. 

AT that time : When they drew nigh unto Jeru 
salem and were come to Bethphage unto the 



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Mount of Olives : then sent Jesus two disciples, 
saying unto them : Go into the village over against 
you, and straightway ye shall find an ass tied, and 
a colt with her : loose them and bring them unto 
me : and if any man say ought unto you, ye shall 
say : The Lord hath need of them, and straightway 
he will send them. All this was done, that it might 
be fulfilled which was spoken by the Prophet, say 
ing : Tell ye the daughter of Sion : Behold thy 
King cometh unto thee, meek and sitting upon an 
ass, and a colt the foal of an ass. And the disciples 
went, and did as Jesus commanded them : and 
brought the ass, and the colt : and put on them their 
clothes, and they set him thereon. And a very great 
multitude spread their garments in the way : others 
cut down branches from the trees, and strawed 
them in the way : and the multitudes that went 
before and that followed, cried, saying : Hosanna 
to the Son of David : blessed is he that cometh in 
the Name of the Lord. 

If Then shall the branches be blessed. And the 
Priest standing at the Epistle corner shall say in the 
tone of the ferial Collect : 

y. The Lord be with you. ty. And with thy 
spirit. 

Let us pray. COLLECT. 

TNCREASE, O Lord, we pray thee, the faith of 
JL them that put their trust in thee, and graciously 
hear the prayers of thy humble servants : send 
down upon us the manifold gifts of thy mercy and 
vouchsafe to bl^ess these branches of palm or 
olive ; that like as in a figure of thy Church thou 
didst bless Noah going forth from the ark, and Moses 
going forth out of Egypt with the children of Israel, 



Palm Sunday B 5 

so we bearing palms and olive-branches may 
go forth with all good works to meet Christ, our 
Saviour, and through him enter into everlasting 
gladness : Who liveth and reigneth with thee, in 
the unity of the Holy Ghost. 

Ever one God world without end. R/. Amen. 

y. The Lord be with you. 

R/. And with thy spirit. 

y. Lift up your hearts. 

R/. We lift them up unto the Lord. 

y. Let us give thanks unto our Lord God. 

R/. It is meet and right so to do. 

IT is very meet, right and our bounden duty, that 
we should at all times and in all places give 
thanks unto thee, O Lord holy, Father almighty, 
everlasting God : Who art glorified in the Council 
of thy Saints, being acknowledged by all thy 
creatures their only Maker and their God : all thy 
works do praise thee and thy Saints give thanks 
unto thee : confessing without fear before the kings 
and rulers of this world the great Name of thy only- 
begotten Son. Before thee Angels and Archangels, 
Thrones and Dominations, and all the multitude of 
the heavenly host, do sing the majesty of thy glory, 
evermore praising thee and saying : 

And the Sanctus is sung by the Choir. 

Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God of Hosts. Heaven 
and earth are full of thy glory. Glory be to thee, O 
Lord most High. Blessed is he that cometh in the 
Name of the Lord. Hosanna in the highest. 

Then shall he say : y. The Lord be with you. 
R/. And with thy spirit. 



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Let us pray. COLLECT. 

WE beseech thee, O Lord holy, Father almighty, 
everlasting God : that thou wouldest vouch 
safe to bl^ess and sanct^ify these thy creatures, 
which thou hast bidden to spring from the wood of 
the olive tree : which likewise the dove, returning 
to the ark, did bear in her mouth : granting 
unto all them that shall receive the same that 
they may obtain thereby protection both in body 
and soul : and that, by thy grace which in a 
figure is shewn forth herein, we may effectually 
be healed unto everlasting salvation. Through. 
R/. Amen. 

Let us pray. 

GOD, who gatherest together the outcasts, 
and preservest them whom thou hast gathered : 
who didst bless the people when they went forth 
bearing branches to meet Jesus : vouchsafe like 
wise to bl^ess these branches of palm and olive 
which thy faithful servants shall here receive in 
honour of thy Name ; granting that into whatso 
ever place they shall bear the same, the dwellers 
therein may obtain thy blessing : that being de 
livered from all adversity, they may ever be defended 
by thy mighty power, who are redeemed by Jesus 
Christ thy Son our Lord : Who liveth and reigneth 
with thee. R/. Amen. 

Let us pray. 

OGOD whose wonderful providence hath 
ordained even lifeless things to shew forth 
the dispensation of our redemption : grant, we 



Palm Sunday B 7 

beseech thee ; that the devout hearts of thy faithful 
people may understand aright the mystery which is 
this day shewn forth. For, as at this time, the mul 
titude by the inspiration of thy heavenly light went 
forth to meet their Redeemer, and strawed branches 
of palm and olive in his way, thereby in the branches 
of palm foreshadowing his triumph over the prince 
of death and by the boughs of olive proclaiming 
that the anointing of the Spirit was come. For the 
multitude rejoiced to know that even then was it 
prefigured : that our Redeemer, having compassion 
on the misery of mankind, was making ready to 
fight against the prince of death for the life of the 
whole world and by his death to conquer. And 
therefore obediently they laid before him offerings 
to signify both the triumph of his victory and the 
abundance of his mercy. Wherefore we likewise, 
with sure faith having in memory their deeds and 
the signification of the same, humbly beseech thee, 
O Lord holy, Father almighty, everlasting God, that 
like as thou hast vouchsafed to make us members 
of the same Jesus Christ our Lord : so in him and 
through him, we may win the victory over the powers 
of death, and be made partakers of his glorious 
Resurrection : Who liveth and reigneth with thee. 
R/. Amen. 

Let us pray. 

OGOD, who by an olive-branch didst command 
the dove to proclaim peace on earth : vouch 
safe, we beseech thee ; to sanctify with thy heavenly 
bless^ing these branches of olive and other trees : 
that for all thy people they may be profitable unto 
the attainment of everlasting salvation. Through 
Christ our Lord. R/. Amen. 



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Let us pray. 
, O Lord, we pray thee, these branches 



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of palm and olive : and grant ; that as thy 
people outwardly with their bodies do worship thee, 
so inwardly in their souls they may serve thee with 
pure devotion, that they may be victorious over the 
assaults of the enemy and cleave steadfastly unto 
all good works. Through. 

If Then shall the Priest set incense in the censer, 
and sprinkle the branches three times with holy water, 
saying without note and without the Psalm the Anti- 
phon Thou shalt purge me ; then shall he cense them 
three times and afterwards he shall say : 

Jr. The Lord be with you. R/. And with thy 
spirit. 

Let us pray. 

OGOD, who didst send forth thy Son, Jesus 
Christ our Lord, into the world for our salva 
tion, that he might humble himself to be made like 
unto us and call us back unto thee : before whom, 
at his coming to Jerusalem for the fulfilling of the 
Scriptures, the multitude of them that believed with 
fruitful devotion strawed their raiment and palm 
branches in the way : grant, we beseech thee ; 
that we may so prepare for him the way of faith, 
that, every stone of stumbling and rock of offence 
being done away, our works may blossom before 
thee with branches of righteousness : and that we 
may be found worthy to follow in his footsteps : 
Who liveth and reigneth with thee. 

^J The blessing being thus ended, the first of the 
Clergy that are present shall approach the Altar and 
give one of the branches that have been blessed to the 



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Priest, who shall neither genuflect nor kiss the hand 
of him that giveth iL And thereafter, the Priest 
standing before the Altar shall turn himself to the 
people and distribute the branches, first to the first of 
the Clergy from whom he received his branch, then to 
the Deacon and Subdeacon, wearing their vestments, 
and then to the rest of the Clergy singly, according to 
their order, and lastly, to the people. And all shall 
genuflect and kiss the hand of the Priest, except a 
Bishop, if there be any present. And as he beginneth 
to make distribution, the Choir shall sing the Anti- 
phons here set forth : 

The children of the Hebrews, bearing branches of 
olive, went out to meet the Lord, crying out and 
saying : Hosanna in the highest. 

And this Antiphon. The children of the Hebrews 
strawed their raiment in the way and cried out 
saying : Hosanna to the son of David : blessed is 
he that cometh in the Name of the Lord. 

If And if these be not sufficient, they shall be 
repeated until all the branches have been distributed. 

Then shall the Priest say : 

'f. The Lord be with you. 
R/. And with thy spirit. 

Let us pray. 

ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, who didst 
JL\. ordain that Jesus Christ our Lord should 
ride upon a colt, the foal of an ass, and didst teach 
the multitudes to straw in his way their raiment 
and branches of trees, and likewise to sing Hosanna 
in his praise : grant, we beseech thee ; that we 
may by thee be enabled to follow them in all inno- 



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cency of life, and be made like unto them in render 
ing unto thee our true and worthy service. Through 
the same Christ our Lord. R/. Amen. 

Tf Then shall they make the Procession. And 
first the Priest shall set incense in the censer, and the 
Deacon turning himself about to the people, shall say : 
Let us go forth in peace. And the clerks shall 
answer : In the Name of Christ. Amen. 

And the Thurifer shall go first with smoking 
censer : then the Subdeacon apparelled, bearing the 
Cross between two Acolytes with lighted candles. 
Then shall follow the Clergy after their order, and 
last of all the Priest with the Deacon at his left hand, 
all having branches in their hands : and the Anti- 
phons here following shall be sung, so many as shall 
suffice for the time of the Procession. 

Antiphon. St. Matt. 21. When the Lord drew 
nigh unto Jerusalem he sent two of his disciples, 
saying unto them : Go into the village over against 
you : and straightway ye shall find an ass's colt 
tied, whereon never man sat : loose him and bring 
him unto me. If any man say aught unto you, ye 
shall say : The Lord hath need of him. They loose 
him and bring him to Jesus and put on him their 
clothes, and set him thereon : and some spread 
their garments in the way, others strawed branches 
from the trees : and they that followed cried : 
Hosanna : blessed is he that cometh in the Name 
of the Lord : blessed is the kingdom of our father 
David : Hosanna in the highest : Thou Son of 
David, have mercy upon us. 

Another Antiphon. St. John 12. When the people 
heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem, they 
took branches of palm trees : and went forth to 



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meet him, and the children cried, saying : This is 
he that should come for the salvation of the people. 
This is our salvation and the redemption of Israel. 
How mighty is he whom Thrones and Dominations 
go forth to meet. Fear not, daughter of Sion : 
behold thy King cometh, sitting on an ass's colt, as 
it is written. Hail, King, creator of the world, who 
hast come to redeem us. 

Another Antiphon. Six days before the feast of 
the Passover, when the Lord came to the city of 
Jerusalem, the children went forth to meet him : 
and in their hands they took branches of palm-trees 
and cried with a loud voice, saying : Hosanna in 
the highest : blessed art thou who hast come in the 
multitude of thy mercies : Hosanna in the highest. 

Another Antiphon. The multitudes with flowers 
and branches go forth to meet their Redeemer : and 
render worthy homage to the triumphant conqueror : 
the Gentiles with their lips proclaim the Son of God : 
and in the praise of Christ their voices thunder 
through the sky : Hosanna in the highest. 

Another Antiphon. With the Angels and the 
children may we be found faithful, crying unto the 
vanquisher of death : Hosanna in the highest. 

Another Antiphon. Much people that were come 
to the feast cried unto the Lord : Blessed is he that 
cometh in the Name of the Lord : Hosanna in the 
highest. 

1[ As the Procession turneth back, two or four 
clerks shall enter into the church, and shutting the 
door, shall stand with their faces towards the Proces 
sion and begin the hymn All glory, laud, and honour. 
So shall they sing the first verse and the Priest with 



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the others shall repeat the same, standing without the 
church. 

Thereafter they that are within shall sing the other 
verses that follow : either all or as many as seemeth 
good : and after every verse t they that are without 
shall sing in answer the first verse. 

A-L glory, laud, and honour to thee, Redeemer, 
King : 

To whom the lips of children made sweet Hosan- 
nas ring. 

R/. All glory, laud, and honour. 

Thou art the King of Israel, thou David's royal Son : 
Who in the Lord's Name comest, the King and 
Blessed One. 

R/. All glory, laud, and honour. 

The company of Angels are praising thee on high, 
And mortal men and all things created make reply. 
R/. All glory, laud, and honour. 

The people of the Hebrews with palms before thee 

went : 

Our praise and prayer and anthems before thee 
we present. 

R/. All glory, laud, and honour. 

To thee before thy passion they sang their hymns of 

praise : 

To thee now high exalted our melody we raise. 
R/. All glory, laud, and honour. 

Thou didst accept their praises, accept the prayers 

we bring : 

Who in all good delightest, thou good and gracious 
King. 

R/. All glory, laud, and honour. 



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This ended, the Subdeacon with the shaft of the 
Cross shall strike the door : which being forthwith 
opened, the Procession shall enter the church, singing : 

R/. When the Lord entered the holy city, the 
children of the Hebrews foretold the Resurrection 
of Life, *And bearing branches of palms, cried out : 
Hosanna in the highest. 

y. When the people heard that Jesus was coming 
to Jerusalem, they went forth to meet him. And 
bearing branches. And Glory be to the Father shall 
not be said. 

Then shall the Mass be said ; and all shall hold 
the branches in their hands while the Passion and 
Gospel are sung, but not at any other time. 

AT THE MASS 

Station at St. John Later an. 

INTROIT. Domine, ne longe. Ps. 22. 

BE not thou far from me, O Lord, thou art my 
succour, haste thee to help me : save me 
from the lion's mouth, thou hast heard me also 
from among the horns of the unicorns. Ps. ibid. 
My God, my God, look upon me : why hast thou 
forsaken me : and art so far from my health, and 
from the words of my complaint ? 
Be not thou. 

COLLECT. 

A LMIGHTY and everlasting God, who," of thy 
J^\. tender love towards mankind, hast sent thy 
Son, our Saviour Jesus Christ, to take upon him 
our flesh, and to suffer death upon the Cross, that 
all mankind should follow the example of his great 
humility : mercifully grant ; that we may both 



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follow the example of his patience, and also be made 
partakers of his resurrection : Through the same. 
And this Prayer only is said. 

The Lesson from the EPISTLE of blessed Paul 
the Apostle to the Philippians. Phil. 2. 5. 

T>RETHREN : Let this mind be in you, which 
JD was also in Christ Jesus : who, being in the 
form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with 
God : but made himself of no reputation, and took 
upon him the form of a servant, and was made in 
the likeness of men. And being found in fashion 
as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient 
unto death, even the death of the Cross. Wherefore 
God also hath highly exalted him : and given him 
a Name which is above every name : (Here 
genuflect) that at the Name of Jesus every knee 
should bow, of things in heaven, and things in 
earth, and things under the earth : and that every 
tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to 
the glory of God the Father. 

GRADUAL. Ps. 73. Thou hast holden me by 
my right hand : thou shalt guide me with thy 
counsel : and after that receive me with glory. 
y. Truly God is loving unto Israel, even unto such 
as are of a clean heart : nevertheless, my feet were 
almost gone : my treadings had well-nigh slipt : 
and why ? I was grieved at the wicked, I do also 
see the ungodly in such prosperity. 

TRACT. Ps. 22. My God, my God, look upon 
me : why hast thou forsaken me ? ^. And art 
so far from my health ; and from the words of my 
complaint ? y. . O my God, I cry in the daytime, 
but thou hearest not : and in the night season also 
I take no rest. Jf. But thou continuest holy, O 



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thou worship of Israel, y. Our fathers hoped in 
thee : they trusted in thee, and thou didst deliver 
them. y. They called upon thee, and were holpen : 
they put their trust in thee, and were not confounded. 
y. But as for me, I am a worm, and no man : a 
very scorn of men, and the outcast of the people. 
y. All they that see me laugh me to scorn : they 
shoot out their lips, and shake their heads, saying : 
y. He trusted in God, that he would deliver him : 
let him deliver him, if he will have him. y. They 
stand staring and looking upon me : they part 
my garments among them, and cast lots upon my 
vesture, y. Save me from the lion's mouth : 
thou hast heard me also from among the horns of 
the unicorns, y. O praise the Lord, ye that fear 
him : magnify him, all ye seed of Jacob, y. They 
shall be counted unto the Lord for a generation : 
they shall come, and the heavens shall declare his 
righteousness, y. Unto a people that shall be born, 
whom the Lord hath made. 

Tf The Passion shall be begun immediately : 
Cleanse my heart is not said, nor is a blessing 
asked, nor are lights carried, nor incense : The 
Lord be with you is not said, nor Glory be to thee, O 
Lord, and the Celebrant, or Deacon, when he an 
nounces The Passion of our Lord, does not sign 
the book, nor himself. And this is to be observed 
on the other days also, when the Passion is read. 

The PASSION of our Lord Jesus Christ according 
to Matthew. St. Matt. 27. i. 

WHEN the morning was come : All the chief 
priests and elders of the people took 
counsel against Jesus, to put him to death. And 
when they had bound him, they led him away, and 



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delivered him to Pontius Pilate the governor. 
Then Judas who had betrayed him, when he saw 
that he was condemned, repented himself, and 
brought again the thirty pieces of silver to the chief 
priests and elders, saying : S. I have sinned, in 
that I have betrayed the innocent blood. G* And 
they said : S* What is that to us ? see thou to 
that. G And he cast down the pieces of silver in 
the temple, and departed : and went and hanged 
himself. And the chief priests took the silver 
pieces, and said : > It is not lawful for to put 
them into the treasury : because it is the price of 
blood. G And they took counsel, and bought 
with them the potter's field, to bury strangers in. 
Wherefore that field was called, The field of blood, 
unto this day. Then was fulfilled that which was 
spoken by Jeremy the prophet, saying : And they 
took the thirty pieces of silver, the price of him 
that was valued, whom they of the children of 
Israel did value : and gave them for the potter's 
field, as the Lord appointed me. And Jesus stood 
before the governor : and the governor asked him, 
saying : S Art thou the King of the Jews ? 
G. And Jesus said unto him : ^ Thou sayest. 
G, And when he was accused of the chief priests 
and elders : he answered nothing. Then saith 
Pilate unto him : S, Hearest thou not how many 
things they witness against thee ? G* And he 
answered him to never a word, insomuch that the 
governor marvelled greatly. Now at that feast the 
governor was wont to release unto the people a 
prisoner, whom they would. And they had then a 
notable prisoner, called Barabbas. Therefore 
when they were gathered together, Pilate said unto 
them : S, Whom will ye that I release unto you : 



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Barabbas, or Jesus which is called Christ ? C For 
he knew that for envy they had delivered him. 
When he was set down on the judgment-seat, his 
wife sent unto him, saying : S Have thou 
nothing to do with that just man : for I have 
suffered many things this day in a dream because 
of him. (. But the chief priests and elders per 
suaded the multitude that they should ask Barabbas, 
and destroy Jesus. The governor answered and 
said unto them : S* Whether of the twain will ye 
that I release unto you ? (L They said : >, Barab 
bas. (L Pilate saith unto them : >* What shall 
I do then with Jesus, which is called Christ ? 
C* They all say unto him : S Let him be crucified. 
C And the governor said : S Why, what evil 
hath he done ? G But they cried out the more, 
saying : S Let him be crucified. (L When Pilate 
saw that he could prevail nothing, but that rather 
a tumult was made : he took water, and washed 
his hands before the multitude, saying : 5* I am 
innocent of the blood of this just person : see ye 
to it. G Then answered all the people, and said : 
S His blood be on us, and on our children. 
C Then released he Barabbas unto them : and 
when he had scourged Jesus he delivered him to be 
crucified. Then the soldiers of the governor took 
Jesus into the common hall, and gathered unto 
him the whole band of soldiers : and they stripped 
him, and put on him a scarlet robe : and when 
they had platted a crown of thorns they put it 
upon his head, and a reed in his right hand. And 
they bowed the knee before him, and mocked him, 
saying : S Hail, King of the Jews. C And they 
spit upon him, and took the reed, and smote him on 
the head. And after that they had mocked him they 



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took the robe off from him, and put his own rai 
ment on him, and led him away to crucify him. 
And as they came out they found a man of Cyrene, 
Simon by name : him they compelled to bear his 
cross. And when they were come unto a place 
called Golgotha, that is to say, a place of a skull : 
they gave him vinegar to drink mingled with gall. 
And when he had tasted thereof, he would not 
drink. And they crucified him, and parted his 
garments, casting lots : that it might be fulfilled, 
which was spoken by the Prophet : They parted 
my garments among them, and upon my vesture 
did they cast lots. And sitting down they watched 
him there. And set up over his head his accusation 
written : THIS IS JESUS THE KING OF THE 
JEWS. Then were there two thieves crucified 
with him : one on the right hand, and another on 
the left. And they that passed by reviled him : 
wagging their heads, and saying : S* Thou that 
destroyest the temple, and buildest it in three days : 
save thyself. If thou be the Son of God, come 
down from the cross. C Likewise also the chief 
priests mocking him, with the scribes and elders, 
said : > He saved others, himself he cannot save : 
if he be the King of Israel, let him now come down 
from the cross, and we will believe him : he 
trusted in God : let him deliver him now, if he will 
have him ; for he said : I am the Son of God. 
C The thieves also, which were crucified with 
him, cast the same in his teeth. Now from the 
sixth hour there was darkness over all the land 
unto the ninth hour. And about the ninth hour 
Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying : >J< Eli, Eli, 
lama sabachthani ? (L That is to say : ^ My 
God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me ? 



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G Some of them that stood there, when they heard 
that, said : S This man calleth for Elias. G And 
straightway one of them ran, and took a spunge, 
and filled it with vinegar, and put it on a reed, and 
gave him to drink. The rest said : S. Let be, 
let us see whether Elias will come to save him. 
G Jesus, when he had cried again with a loud 
voice : yielded up the ghost. 

Here shall he genuflect and 'pause for a space. 
Then shall he say Cleanse my heart and ask a 
blessing ; and incense shall be brought (but not 
candles) and the book shall be censed; but The 
Lord be with you shall not be said. Then shall the 
Priest or the Deacon (not signing himself nor the 
book) sing that which followeth in the tone of the 
Gospel : at the end whereof the Priest shall kiss the 
book : and he shall be censed : and this order shall 
be observed on all other days when the Passion is 
read t save on Good Friday. 

AID behold, the veil of the temple was rent in 
twain from the top to the bottom : and the 
earth did quake, and the rocks rent, and the graves 
were opened : and many bodies of saints which slept 
arose, and came out of the graves after his resur 
rection, and went into the holy city, and appeared 
unto many. Now when the centurion, and they 
that were with him, watching Jesus, saw the 
earthquake, and those things that were done, they 
feared greatly, saying : Truly this was the Son of 
God. The Creed is said. 

OFFERTORY. Ps. 69. Thy rebuke hath 
broken my heart, I am full of heaviness : I looked 
for some to have pity on me, but there was no 
man : neither found I any to comfort me : they 



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gave me gall to eat, and when I was thirsty they 
gave me vinegar to drink. 

SECRET. 

ANT, we beseech thee, Almighty God : that 
these gifts which we offer in the sight of thy 
Divine majesty, may obtain for us grace to serve 
thee in this life with all godliness, and bring us in 
the end to everlasting felicity. Through. 
PREFACE of the Cross. 

COMMUNION. St. Matt. 26. O my Father, if 
this cup may not pass away from me, except I 
drink it : thy will be done. 

POSTCOMMUNION. 

GRANT, O Lord, that by the operation of these 
thy mysteries, we may be cleansed from all 
our sins : and obtain that which we have asked 
according to thy will. Through. 

Tf At low Masses the last Gospel is When they 
drew nigh unto Jerusalem, St. Matt. 21, as above 
in the blessing of Palms. 

MONDAY BEFORE EASTER 

Station at St. Prassede. 

INTROIT. Judica Domine. Ps. 35. 

T)LEAD thou my cause, O Lord, with them that 
A strive with me ; and fight thou against them 
that fight against me : lay hand upon the shield 
and buckler, and stand up to help me, O Lord, the 
strength of my 'salvation. Ps. ibid. Bring forth 
the spear, and stop the way against them that perse 
cute me : say unto my soul : I am thy Salvation. 
Plead thou. 



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COLLECT. 

we beseech thee, Almighty God : 
V_T that, whereas by reason of the frailty of our 
nature we are oppressed by the assaults of our 
enemies ; the meritorious passion of thy only- 
begotten Son may speedily help and deliver us : 
Who liveth and reigneth with thee. 

For the Church. COLLECT. 

WE beseech thee, O Lord, mercifully to hear 
the prayers of thy people : that, being 
delivered from all adversities and all false doctrines, 
thy Church may serve thee in freedom and quietness. 
Through. 

Or for the Chief Bishop. 

The Lesson for the EPISTLE from Isaiah the 
Prophet. Is. 63. i. 

IN those days : Said Isaiah : Who is this that 
cometh from Edom, with dyed garments from 
Bozrah ? This that is glorious in his apparel, 
travelling in the greatness of his strength ? I that 
speak in righteousness, mighty to save. Where 
fore art thou red in thine apparel ? And thy 
garments like him that treadeth in the winefat? 
I have trodden the wine-press alone, and of the 
people there was none with me : for I will tread 
them in mine anger, and trample them in my fury : 
and their blood shall be sprinkled upon my garments, 
and I will stain all my raiment. For the day of 
vengeance is in mine heart, and the year of my 
redeemed is come. And I looked, and there was 
none to help : and I wondered that there was none 
to uphold : therefore mine own arm brought 



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salvation unto me, and my fury it upheld me. 
And I will tread down the people in mine anger, 
and make them drunk in my fury, and I will bring 
down their strength to the earth. I will mention 
the lovingkindnesses of the Lord, and the praises 
of the Lord, according to all that the Lord hath 
bestowed on us, and the great goodness towards 
the house of Israel. Which he hath bestowed on 
them, according to his mercies : and according 
to the multitude of his lovingkindnesses. For he 
said : Surely they are my people, children that will 
not lie : so he was their Saviour. In all their 
affliction he was afflicted : and the angel of his 
presence saved them. In his love, and in his pity, 
he redeemed them : and he bare them, and carried 
them all the days of old. But they rebelled, and 
vexed his Holy Spirit : therefore he was turned 
to be their enemy, and he fought against them. 
Then he remembered the days of old : Moses and 
his people, saying : Where is he that brought 
them up out of the sea with the shepherd of his 
flock ? Where is he that put his Holy Spirit within 
him ? That led them by the right hand of Moses, 
with his glorious arm ? Dividing the water before 
them, to make himself an everlasting Name ? 
That led them through the deep as an horse in the 
wilderness, that they should not stumble ? As a 
beast goeth down into the valley, the Spirit of the 
Lord caused him to rest : so didst thou lead thy 
people, to make thyself a glorious Name. Look 
down from heaven, and behold : from the habita 
tion of thy holiness, and of thy glory. Where is 
thy zeal, and thy strength, the sounding of thy 
bowels, and of thy mercies towards me ? Are 
they restrained ? Doubtless thou art our Father. 



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Though Abraham be ignorant of us, and Israel 
acknowledge us not : thou, O Lord, art our Father, 
our Redeemer, thy Name is from everlasting. 
O Lord, why hast thou made us to err from thy 
ways, and hardened our heart from thy fear ? 
Return for thy servants' sake, the tribes of thine 
inheritance. The people of thy holiness have pos 
sessed it but a little while : our adversaries have 
trodden down thy sanctuary. We are thine, thou 
never barest rule over them ; they were not called 
by thy Name. 

GRADUAL. Ps. 35. Awake, O Lord, and stand 
up to judge my quarrel, avenge thou my cause, 
my God, and my Lord. y. Bring forth the spear, 
and stop the way against them that persecute me. 

TRACT. Ps. 103. O Lord, deal not with us after 
our sins : nor reward us according to our wicked 
nesses, y. Ps. 79. Lord, remember not our old 
sins, but have mercy upon us, and that soon : for 
we are come to great misery. (Here genuflect.) 
y. Help us, O God of our salvation, for the glory 
of thy Name, O Lord : O deliver us, and be merciful 
unto our sins, for thy Name's sake. 

The PASSION of our Lord Jesus Christ, accord 
ing to Mark. St. Mark 14. i. 

ATER two days : Was the feast of the Pass 
over, and of unleavened bread, and the chief 
priests and the scribes sought how they might take 
Jesus by craft, and put him to death. But they 
said : S>, Not on the feast-day, lest there be an 
uproar of the people. C And being in Bethany, 
in the house of Simon the leper, as he sat at meat : 
there came a woman having an alabaster box of 
ointment of spikenard, very precious, and she 



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brake the box, and poured it on his head. And 
there were some that had indignation within them 
selves, and said : S Why was this waste of the 
ointment made ? For it might have been sold for 
more than three hundred pence, and have been 
given to the poor. C And they murmured against 
her. And Jesus said : t$4 Let her alone : why 
trouble ye her ? She hath wrought a good work 
on me. For ye have the poor with you always : 
and whensoever ye will ye may do them good : 
but me ye have not always. She hath done what 
she could : she is come aforehand to anoint my 
body to the burying. Verily I say unto you : 
Wheresoever this Gospel shall be preached through 
out the whole world, this also that she hath done 
shall be spoken of for a memorial of her. C And 
Judas Iscariot, one of the twelve, went unto the 
chief priests to betray him unto them. And when 
they heard it they were glad, and promised to give 
him money. And he sought how he might con 
veniently betray him. And the first day of un 
leavened bread, when they killed the passover, 
his disciples said unto him : S, Where wilt thou 
that we go and prepare, that thou mayest eat the 
passover ? G, And he sendeth forth two of his 
disciples, and saith unto them : ^ Go ye into the 
city : and there shall meet you a man bearing a 
pitcher of water, follow him : and wheresoever he 
shall go in, say ye to the good-man of the house : 
The Master saith : Where is the guest-chamber, 
where I shall eat the passover with my disciples ? 
And he will shew you a large upper-room furnished, 
and prepared : there make ready for us. G And 
his disciples went forth, and came into the city : 
and found as he had said unto them, and they made 



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ready the passover. And in the evening he cometh 
with the twelve. And as they sat, and did eat, 
Jesus said : ^ Verily I say unto you, One of you 
which eateth with me shall betray me. C And 
they began to be sorrowful, and to say unto him 
one by one : j> Is it I ? (L And another said : 
S, Is it I ? (L And he answered and said unto 
them : ^ It is one of the twelve that dippeth with 
me in the dish. The Son of Man indeed goeth, as 
it is written of him : but woe to that man by whom 
the Son of Man is betrayed. Good were it for that 
man if he had never been born. ( And as they 
did eat, Jesus took bread : and blessed, and brake 
it, and gave to them, and said : ^ Take, eat, this 
is my body. C And he took the cup, and when 
he had given thanks he gave it to them : and they 
all drank of it. And he said unto them : >J< This 
is my blood of the new testament, which is shed 
for many. Verily I say unto you, I will drink no 
more of the fruit of the vine, until that day that I 
drink it new in the Kingdom of God. G. And when 
they had sung an hymn, they went out into the 
mount of Olives. And Jesus saith unto them : 
>J< All ye shall be offended because of me this 
night : for it is written : I will smite the shepherd, 
and the sheep shall be scattered. But, after that I 
am risen : I will go before you into Galilee. (L But 
Peter said unto him : > Although all shall be 
offended, yet will not I. G, And Jesus saith unto 
him : ifc Verily I say unto thee, That this day, 
even in this night, before the cock crow twice, thou 
shalt deny me thrice. (L But he spake the more 
vehemently : S If I should die with thee, I will 
not deny thee in any wise. C Likewise also said 
they all. And they came to a place which was 



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named Gethsemane. And he saith to his disciples : 
>J< Sit ye here, while I shall pray. G. And he 
taketh with him Peter, and James, and John : and 
began to be sore amazed, and to be very heavy. 
And saith unto them : >J< My soul is exceeding 
sorrowful unto death : tarry ye here, and watch. 
G. And he went forward a little, and fell on the 
ground : and prayed, that, if it were possible, the 
hour might pass from him : and he said : ^ Abba, 
Father, all things are possible unto thee, take away 
this cup from me : nevertheless, not what I will, 
but what thou wilt. G. And he cometh and findeth 
them sleeping, and saith unto Peter : ^ Simon, 
sleepest thou ? Couldest not thou watch one hour ? 
Watch ye and pray, lest ye enter into temptation. 
The spirit truly is ready, but the flesh is weak. 
G And again he went away, and prayed, and spake 
the same words. And when he returned he found 
them asleep again, (for their eyes were heavy,) 
neither wist they what to answer him. And he 
cometh the third time, an4 saith unto them : 
>J< Sleep on now, and take your rest. It is enough : 
the hour is come : behold, the Son of Man is 
betrayed into the hands of sinners. Rise up, let 
us go : lo, he that betrayeth me is at hand. G And 
immediately, while he yet spake, cometh Judas, one 
of the twelve, and with him a great multitude with 
swords and staves, from the chief priests, and the 
scribes, and the elders. And he that betrayed him 
had given them a token, saying : S, Whomsoever 
I shall kiss, that same is he, take him, and lead him 
away safely. G And as soon as he was come he 
goeth straightway to him, and saith : S* Master, 
master. G. And kissed him. And they laid their 
hands on him, and took him. And one of them that 



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stood by drew a sword, and smote a servant of the 
high priest : and cut off his ear. And Jesus 
answered, and said unto them : >J< Are ye come 
out as against a thief, with swords and with staves, 
to take me ? I was daily with you in the temple 
teaching, and ye took me not. But the Scriptures 
must be fulfilled. < And they all forsook him, 
and fled. And there followed him a certain young 
man, having a linen cloth cast about his naked 
body : and the young men laid hold on him. And 
he left the linen cloth, and fled from them naked. 
And they led Jesus away to the high priest : and 
with him were assembled all the chief priests, and 
the elders, and the scribes. And Peter followed 
him afar off, even into the palace of the high priest : 
and he sat with the servants, and warmed himself 
at the fire. And the chief priests and all the 
council sought for witness against Jesus to put him 
to death, and found none. For many bare false 
witness against him : but their witness agreed not 
together. And there arose certain, and bare false 
witness against him, saying : S We heard him 
say : I will destroy this temple that is made with 
hands, and within three days I will build another 
made without hands. C But neither so did their 
witness agree together. And the high priest stood 
up in the midst, and asked Jesus, saying : 5. An- 
swerest thou nothing ? What is it which these 
witness against thee ? G But he held his peace, 
and answered nothing. Again the high priest 
asked him, and said unto him : S, Art thou the 
Christ, the Son of the Blessed ? <, And Jesus said : 
^ I am : and ye shall see the Son of Man sitting 
on the right hand of power, and coming in the 
clouds of heaven. (L Then the high priest rent 



B 28 Monday before Easter 

his clothes, and saith : S, What need we any 
further witnesses ? Ye have heard the blasphemy : 
what think ye ? C* And they all condemned him 
to be guilty of death. And some began to spit on 
him, and to cover his face, and to buffet him, and 
to say unto him : S, Prophesy. G. And the 
servants did strike him with the palms of their 
hands. 

That which follows is sung in the tone of the 
Gospel : and the rest is done as on the previous 
Sunday. 

AND as Peter was beneath in the palace, there 
cometh one of the maids of the high priest : 
and when she saw Peter warming himself she 
looked upon him, and said : And thou also wast 
with Jesus of Nazareth. But he denied, saying : 
I know not, neither understand I what thou sayest. 
And he went out into the porch, and the cock crew. 
And a maid saw him again, and began to say to 
them that stood by : This is one of them. And he 
denied it again. And a little after, they that stood 
by said again to Peter : Surely thou art one of 
them : for thou art a Galilaean : and thy speech 
agreeth thereto. But he began to curse and to 
swear, saying : I know not this man of whom ye 
speak. And the second time the cock crew. And 
Peter called to mind the word that Jesus said unto 
him : Before the cock crow twice, thou shalt 
deny me thrice. And when he thought thereon, 
he wept. 

OFFERTORY. Ps. 143. Deliver me, Lord, 
from mine enemies : for I flee unto thee to hide me. 
Teach me to do the thing that pleaseth thee : for 
thou art my God. 



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SECRET. 

GRANT, we beseech thee, Almighty God : that 
the effectual power of this sacrifice may in 
such wise cleanse us from all our iniquities, that 
we may in all purity attain unto him who is the 
author of the same, even Jesus Christ, thy Son, our 
Lord : Who liveth. 

For the Church. SECRET. 

DEFEND, Lord, we pray thee, us thy ser 
vants : that we, cleaving fast to things 
heavenly, may faithfully serve thee both in body 
and soul. Through. 

Or for the Chief Bishop. 

PREFACE of the Cross. % 

COMMUNION. Ps. 35! Let them be put to 
confusion and shame together, that rejoice at my 
trouble : let them be clothed with rebuke and 
dishonour, that boast themselves against me. 

POSTCOMMUNION. 

GRANT, O Lord, we pray thee, that thy holy 
mysteries may kindle our hearts with 
heavenly fire : that we may evermore have our 
delight in the performance of the same, and in 
bringing forth the fruits thereof. Through. 

For the Church. POSTCOMMUNION. 

GRANT, we beseech thee, O Lord our God : 
that we, whom thou hast made partakers of 
heavenly gladness, may by thee be defended from 
all earthly perils. Through. 
Or for the Chief Bishop. 

Over the people. Let us pray. Bow down before 
the Lord: 



B 30 Tuesday before Easter 

COLLECT. 

HELP us, O God of our salvation : and grant 
that we whom thou hast vouchsafed to 
redeem by thine inestimable benefits, may come 
with gladness to commemorate the same. Through. 

TUESDAY BEFORE EASTER 

Station at St. Prisca. 

INTROIT. Nos autem gloriari. Gal. 6. 

BUT as for us, it behoveth us to glory in the 
Cross of our Lord Jesus Christ : in whom is 
our salvation, our life and resurrection : by whom 
we were saved and obtained our freedom. Ps. 67. 
God be merciful unto us, and bless us : and shew 
us the light of his countenance, and be merciful 
unto us. But as for us. 

COLLECT. 

A LMIGHTY and everlasting God : grant that 
2~\ we may so celebrate the mysteries of the pas 
sion of our Saviour ; that we may be worthy to 
obtain thy pardon. Through the same. 

COLLECT 2 for the Church, as on the day pre 
ceding, or for the Chief Bishop. 

The Lesson for the EPISTLE from Isaiah the 
Prophet. Is. 50. 5. 

IN those days : Said Isaiah : The Lord God hath 
opened mine ear, and I was not rebellious : 
neither turned away my back. I gave my back to 
the smiters, and my cheeks to them that plucked 
off the hair : I hid not my face from shame and 
spitting. For the Lord God will help me, therefore 
shall I not be confounded : therefore have I set 



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my face like a flint, and I know that I shall not be 
ashamed. He is near that justifieth me ; who will 
contend with me ? Let us stand together ; who is 
mine adversary ? Let him come near to me. Be 
hold, the Lord God will help me : who is he that 
shall condemn me ? Lo, they all shall wax old as 
a garment, the moth shall eat them up. Who is 
among you that feareth the Lord, that obeyeth the 
voice of his servant ? That walketh in darkness, 
and hath no light ? Let him trust in the Name of 
the Lord, and stay upon his God. Behold, all ye 
that kindle a fire, that compass yourselves about 
with sparks : walk in the light of your fire, and in 
the sparks that ye have kindled. This shall ye have 
of mine hand, ye shall lie down in sorrow. 

GRADUAL. Ps. 35. Nevertheless, when they 
were sick, I put on sackcloth, and humbled myself 
with fasting : and my prayers shall turn into mine 
own bosom, y. Plead thou my cause, O Lord, with 
them that strive with me, and fight thou against 
them that fight against me : lay hand upon the 
shield and buckler, and stand up to help me. 

The PASSION of our Lord Jesus Christ, according 
to Mark. St. Mark 15. 4. 

AT that time : Straightway in the morning the 
chief priests held a consultation with the 
elders, and scribes, and the whole council, and 
bound Jesus, and carried him away, and delivered 
him to Pilate. And Pilate asked him : . Art thou 
the King of the Jews ? C And he answering said 
unto him : >J< Thou sayest it. (L And the chief 
priests accused him of many things : but he 
answered nothing. And Pilate asked him again, 
saying : S* Answerest thou nothing ? behold how 



B 32 Tuesday before Easter 

many things they witness against thee. <L But 
Jesus yet answered nothing, so that Pilate mar 
velled. Now at that feast he released unto them 
one prisoner whomsoever they desired. And there 
was one named Barabbas, which lay bound with 
them that had made insurrection with him, who 
had committed murder in the insurrection. And 
the multitude, crying aloud, began to desire him to 
do as he had ever done unto them. But Pilate 
answered them, saying : S Will ye that I release 
unto you the King of the Jews ? C For he knew 
that the chief priests had delivered him for envy. 
But the chief priests moved the people, that he 
should rather release Barabbas unto them. And 
Pilate answered, and said again unto them : S What 
will ye then that I shall do unto him whom ye call 
the King of the Jews ? (L And they cried out again : 
S Crucify him. C Then Pilate said unto them : 
S Why, what evil hath he done ? G. And they 
cried out the more exceedingly : S, Crucify him. 
C* And so Pilate, willing to content the people, 
released Barabbas unto them, and delivered Jesus, 
when he had scourged him, to be crucified. And 
the soldiers led him away into the hall, called 
Praetorium, and they call together the whole band, 
and they clothed him with purple, and platted a 
crown of thorns, and put it about his head. And 
began to salute him : Hail, King of the Jews. And 
they smote him on the head with a reed : and did 
spit upon him, and bowing their knees worshipped 
him. And when they had mocked him, they took 
off the purple from him, and put his own clothes on 
him : and led him out to crucify him. And they 
compel one Simon a Cyrenian, who passed by, 
coming out of the country, the father of Alexander 



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and Rufus, to bear his cross. And they bring him 
unto the place Golgotha, which is, being interpreted, 
The place of a skull. And they gave him to drink 
wine mingled with myrrh : but he received it not. 
And when they had crucified him they parted his 
garments, casting lots upon them, what every man 
should take. And it was the third hour : and they 
crucified him. And the superscription of his accu 
sation was written over : THE KING OF THE 
JEWS. And with him they crucify two thieves : 
the one on his right hand, and the other on his left. 
And the Scripture was fulfilled, which saith : And 
he was numbered with the transgressors. And they 
that passed by railed on him, wagging their heads, 
and saying : 5* Ah, thou that destroyest the 
temple, and buildest it in three days : save thyself , 
and come down from the cross. C Likewise also 
the chief priests mocking said among themselves, 
with the scribes : S, He saved others, himself he 
cannot save. Let Christ the King of Israel descend 
now from the cross, that we may see and believe. 
C And they that were crucified with him, r eviled 
him. And when the sixth hour was cofne, there 
was darkness over the whole land until the ninth 
hour. And at the ninth hour Jesus cried with a 
loud voice, saying : >J< Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani? 
C Which is, being interpreted : ^ My God, my 
God, why hast thou forsaken me ? (L And some 
of them that stood by, when they heard it, said : 
S, Behold, he calleth Elias. (L And one ran and 
filled a spunge full of vinegar, and put it on a reed, 
and gave him to drink, saying : S> Let alone, let 
us see whether Elias will come to take him down. 
C- And Jesus cried with a loud voice, and gave up 
the ghost. 



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(Here genuflect and pause awhile.) 
That which follows is sung in the tone of the Gospel: 
and the rest is done as above on the previous Sunday. 
AND the veil of the temple was rent in twain, 
./JL from the top to the bottom. And when the 
centurion, which stood over against him, saw that 
he so cried out, and gave up the ghost, he said : 
Truly this man was the Son of God. 

OFFERTORY. Ps. 140. Keep me, O Lord, from 
the hands of the ungodly : preserve me from the 
wicked men. 

SECRET. 

GRANT, we beseech thee, O Lord, that this 
sacrifice which we offer unto thee in this 
time of fasting ordained for the healing of our souls, 
may powerfully avail for our salvation. Through. 

SECRET 2 for the Church or for the Chief Bishop. 

PREFACE of the Cross. 

COMMUNION. Ps. 69. They that sit in the gate 
speak against me : and the drunkards make songs 
upon me : but, Lord, I make my prayer unto thee : 
in an acceptable time, hear me, O God, in the multi 
tude of thy mercy. 

POSTCOMMUNION. 

GRANT, we beseech thee, Almighty God : that 
thy sanctifying power may effectually cleanse 
us from all our sins, and be profitable for our healing 
unto life everlasting. Through. 

POSTCOMMUNION 2 for the Church or for the 
Chief Bishop, as on the day preceding. 

Over the people. Let us pray. Bow down before 
the Lord. 



Wednesday before Easter B 35 
COLLECT. 

WE beseech thee, O Lord, that we being 
cleansed by thy mercy from the corruption 
of our former sins, may be renewed in all holiness 
of living. Through. 

WEDNESDAY BEFORE EASTER 

Station at St. Mary Major. 

INTROIT. In Nomine Jesu. Phil. 2. 

T the Name of Jesus every knee should bow, 
of things in heaven and things in earth, and 
things under the earth : for that the Lord became 
obedient unto death, even the death of the Cross : 
wherefore Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God 
the Father. Ps. 102. Hear my prayer, O Lord : 
and let my crying come unto thee. 

At the Name. 

After the Kyries, the Priest shall say : Let us 
pray. Let us bow the knee. R/. Arise. 

COLLECT. 

GRANT, we beseech thee, Almighty God : that 
we, who are continually afflicted by reason 
of our transgressions, may be delivered by the 
passion of thine only-begotten Son : Who liveth 
and reigneth with thee. 

The LESSON from Isaiah the Prophet. 

Is. 62. ii and 63. 

THUS saith the Lord God : Say ye to the 
daughter of Zion : Behold thy Salvation 
cometh : behold his reward is with him, and his 
work before him. Who is this that cometh from 
Edom, with dyed garments from Bozrah ? This 



B 36 Wednesday before Easter 

that is glorious in his apparel, travelling in the 
greatness of his strength ? I that speak in righteous 
ness, mighty to save. Wherefore art thou red in 
thine apparel, and thy garments like him that 
treadeth in the winefat ? Ihave trodden the wine 
press alone, and of the people there was none with 
me : for I will tread them in mine anger, and 
trample them in my fury : and their blood shall be 
sprinkled upon my garments, and I will stain all 
my raiment. For the day of vengeance is in my 
heart, and the year of my redeemed is come. And 
I looked, and there was none to help : and I won 
dered that there was none to uphold : therefore 
mine own arm brought salvation unto me, and my 
fury, jt upheld me. And I will tread down the 
people in mine anger, and make them drunk in my 
fury, and I will bring down their strength to the 
earth. I will mention the lovingkindnesses of the 
Lord, and the praises of the Lord, according to all 
that the Lord hath bestowed on us. 

GRADUAL. Ps. 69. Hide not thy face from thy 
servant, for I am in trouble : O haste thee, and 
hear me. y. Save me, O God, for the waters are 
come in, even unto my soul : I stick fast in the 
deep mire, where no ground is. 

Then shall he say : y. : The Lord be with you, 
and not Let us bow the knee. 

COLLECT. 

OGOD, who for our sakes didst send thy Son 
to suffer death upon the Cross, that thou 
mightest deliver us from the power of the enemy : 
mercifully grant to us thy servants, that we may 
attain unto the grace of his resurrection. ^Through 
the same. 



Wednesday before Easter B 37 

COLLECT 2 for the Churchy as on Monday in this 
week, or for the Chief Bishop. 

The Lesson from the EPISTLE of blessed Paul 
the Apostle to the Hebrews. Heb. 9. r6. 

T)RETHREN : Where a testament is, there must 
J3 also of necessity be the death of the testator : 
for a testament is of force after men are dead, other 
wise it is of no strength at all whilst the testator 
liveth. Whereupon, neither the first testament was 
dedicated without blood. For when Moses had 
spoken every precept to all the people, according to 
the law, he took the blood of calves and of goats, 
with water, and scarlet wool, and hyssop, and 
sprinkled both the book, and all the people, saying : 
This is the blood of the testament, which God hath 
enjoined unto you. Moreover, he sprinkled with 
blood both the tabernacle, and all the vessels of the 
ministry. And almost all things are by the law 
purged with blood : and without shedding of blood 
is no remission. It was therefore necessary that the 
patterns of things in the heavens should be purified 
with these : but the heavenly things themselves 
with better sacrifices than these. For Christ is not 
entered into the holy places made with hands, which 
are the figures of the true : but into heaven itself, 
now to appear in the presence of God for us. Nor 
yet that he should offer himself often, as the high 
priest entereth into the holy place every year with 
blood of others : for then must he often have 
suffered since the foundation of the world. But 
now once in the end of the world hath he appeared, 
to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself. And as 
it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this 
the judgment : so Christ was once offered.to bear 
the sins of many. And unto them that look for him 



B 38 Wednesday before Easter 

shall he appear the second time without sin unto 
salvation. 

TRACT. Ps. 102. Hear my prayer, O Lord, and 
let my crying come unto thee. y . Hide not thy face 
from me : in the time of my trouble incline thine 
ear unto me. y. When I call ; O hear me, and 
that right soon. y. For my days are consumed 
away like smoke : and my bones are burnt up as it 
were a fire-brand, y. My heart is smitten down, 
and withered like grass : so that I forget to eat my 
bread, y. Thou shalt arise and have mercy upon 
Zion : for it is time that thou have mercy upon her, 
yea, the time is come. 

The PASSION of our Lord Jesus Christ, according 
to Luke. St. Luke 22. i. 

AT that time : The feast of unleavened bread 
drew nigh, which is called the Passover : and 
the chief priests and scribes sought how they might 
kill him : for they feared the people. Then entered 
Satan into Judas surnamed Iscariot, being of the 
number of the twelve. And he went his way, and 
communed with the chief priests and captains, how 
he might betray him unto them. And they were 
glad, and covenanted to give him money. And he 
promised. And sought opportunity to betray him 
unto them in the absence of the multitude. Then 
came the day of unleavened bread, when the pass- 
over must be killed. And he sent Peter and 
John, saying : ^ Go and prepare us the passover, 
that we may eat. C And they said unto him : 
S Where wilt thou that we prepare ? C* And he 
said unto them : ^ Behold, when ye are entered into 
the city, there shall a man meet you, bearing a 
pitcher *of water : follow him into the house where 



Wednesday before Easter B 39 

he entereth in, and ye shall say unto the good-man 
of the house : The Master saith unto thee : Where 
is the guest-chamber, where I shall eat the passover 
with my disciples ? And he shall shew you a large 
upper-room furnished, there make ready. G And 
they went, and found as he had said unto them, 
and they made ready the passover. And when the 
hour was come he sat down, and the twelve Apostles 
with him. And he said unto them : ^ With desire 
I have desired to eat this passover with you before 
I suffer. For I say unto you : I will not any more 
eat thereof, until it be fulfilled in the Kingdom of 
God. G* And he took the cup, and gave thanks, 
and said : ^ Take this, and divide it among your 
selves. For I say unto you, I will not drink of the 
fruit of the vine, until the Kingdom of God shall 
come. G* And he took bread, and gave thanks, 
and brake it, and gave unto them, saying : ^ This 
is my Body, which is given for you : this do in 
remembrance of me. G. Likewise also the cup 
after supper, saying : ^ This cup is the new testa 
ment in my Blood, which is shed for you. But 
behold, the hand of him that betrayeth me is with 
me on the table. And truly the Son of Man goeth 
as it was determined : but woe unto that man by 
whom he is betrayed. G. And they began to in 
quire among themselves, which of them it was that 
should do this thing. And there was also a strife 
among them, which of them should be accounted 
the greatest. And he said unto them : ^ The kings 
of the Gentiles exercise lordship over them : and 
they that exercise authority upon them are called 
benefactors. But ye shall not be so : but he that 
is greatest among you, let him be as the younger : 
and he that is chief, as he that doth serve. For 



Wednesday before Easter 

whether is greater, he that sitteth at meat, or he 
that serveth ? Is not he that sitteth at meat ? But 
I am among you as he that serveth : ye are they 
which have continued with me in niy temptations. 
And I appoint unto you a kingdom, as my Father 
hath appointed unto me, that ye may eat and drink 
at my table in my kingdom : and sit on thrones, 
judging the twelve tribes of Israel. G, And the 
Lord said : ^ Simon, Simon, behold, Satan hath 
desired to have you, that he may sift you as wheat : 
but I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not : 
and when thou art converted, strengthen thy 
brethren. G And he said unto him : S 4 Lord, 
I am ready to go with thee both into prison and to 
death. G* And he said : ^ I tell thee, Peter : The 
cock shall not crow this day before that thou shalt 
thrice deny that thou knowest me. G. And he said 
unto them : >J< When I sent you without purse, 
and scrip, and shoes, lacked ye any thing ? G And 
they said : S* Nothing. G* Then said he unto 
them : i%4 But now, he that hath a purse, let him 
take it, and likewise his scrip : and he that hath no 
sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one. For 
I say unto you, that this that is written must yet be 
accomplished in me : And he was reckoned among 
the transgressors. For the things concerning me 
have an end. G* And they said : S* Lord, behold, 
here are two swords. G, And he said unto them : 
*%( It is enough. G* And he came out, and went, 
as he was wont, to the mount of Olives. And his 
disciples also followed him. And when he was at 
the place, he said unto them : >J< Pray, that ye 
enter not into temptation. G, And he was with 
drawn from them about a stone's cast, and kneeled 
down and prayed, saying : )%4 Father, if thou be 



Wednesday before Easter B 41 

willing, remove this cup from me : nevertheless, 
not my will, but thine be done. C And there 
appeared an Angel unto him from heaven, strength 
ening him. And being in an agony, he prayed more 
earnestly. And his sweat was as it were great drops 
of blood falling down to the ground. And when he 
rose up from prayer, and was come to his disciples, 
he found them sleeping for sorrow ; and said unto 
them : >J< Why sleep ye ? Rise and pray, lest ye 
enter into temptation. (L And while he yet spake, 
behold, a multitude : and he that was called Judas> 
one of the twelve, went before them : and drew 
near unto Jesus to kiss him. But Jesus said unto 
him : ^ Judas, betray est thou the Son of Man with 
a kiss ? (L When they who were about him saw 
what would follow, they said unto him : S Lord, 
shall we smite with the sword ? ( And one of 
them smote the servant of the high priest, and 
cut off his right ear. And Jesus answered and said : 
>J< Suffer ye thus far. (L And he touched his ear, 
and healed him. Then Jesus said unto the chief 
priests, and captains of the .temple, and the elders 
who were come to him : ^ Be ye come out as 
against a thief, with swords and staves ? When I 
was daily with you in the temple, ye stretched forth 
no hands against me : but this is your hour, and 
the power of darkness. C. Then took they him, 
and led him, and brought him into the high priest's 
house : and Peter followed afar off. And when 
they had kindled a fire in the midst of the hall, and 
were set down together, Peter sat down among 
them. But a certain maid beheld him, as he sat by 
the fire, and earnestly looked upon him, and said 
S This man was also with him. C And he denied 
him, saying : > Woman, I know him not. C And 



B 42 Wednesday before Easter 

after a little while another saw him, and said : 
S Thou art also of them. G And Peter said : 
S Man, I am not. G* And about the space of one 
hour after, another confidently affirmed, saying : 
S Of a truth this fellow also was with him : for 
he is a Galilaean. G, And Peter said : S* Man, 
I know not what thou sayest. G And immedi 
ately, while he yet spake, the cock crew. And the 
Lord turned, and looked upon Peter. And Peter 
remembered the word of the Lord, how he had said 
unto him : Before the cock crow, thou shalt deny 
me thrice. And Peter went out, and wept bitterly. 

That which follows is sung in the tone of the 
Gospel : and the rest is done as above on the pre 
ceding Sunday. 

AtfD the men that held Jesus mocked him, and 
smote him. And when they had blindfolded 
him, they struck him on the face : and asked him, 
saying : Prophesy, who is it that smote thee ? 
And many other things blasphemously spake they 
against him. And as soon as it was day, the elders 
of the people, and the chief priests, and the scribes, 
came together, and led him into their council, say 
ing : Art thou the Christ ? Tell us. And he said 
unto them : If I tell you, ye will not believe : and 
if I also ask you, ye will not answer me, nor let me 
go. Hereafter shall the Son of Man sit on the right 
hand of the power of God. Then said they all : Art 
thou then the Son of God ? And he said unto them : 
Ye say that I am. And they said : What need we 
any further witness ? For we ourselves have heard 
of his own mouth. 

OFFERTORY. Ps. 102. Hear my prayer, O 
Lord, and let my crying come unto thee : hide not 
thy face from me. 



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a^y SECRET. 

E beseech thee, O Lord, to accept these our 
oblations : and vouchsafe so to work in us, 
who shew forth in a mystery the passion of thy Son 
our Lord, that we may by our devout affections 
receive the benefit of his redemption. Through the 
same. 

SECRET 2 for the Church or Chief Bishop. 

PREFACE of the Cross. 

COMMUNION. Ps. 102. I have mingled my 
drink with weeping : for thou hast taken me up 
and cast me down : and I am withered like grass : 
but thou, O Lord, shalt endure for ever : thou shalt 
arise and have mercy upon Sion, for it is time that 
thou have mercy upon her, yea the time is come. 

POSTCOMMUNION. 

A LMIGHTY GOD, we beseech thee, so to en- 
^L\. lighten our understandings : that we, testi 
fying in these wondrous mysteries to the temporal 
death of thy Son, may learn thereby to believe that 
thou hast bestowed upon us life eternal. Through 
the same. 

POSTCOMMUNION 2 for Church or Chief Bishop. 

Over the people. Let us pray. Bow down before 
the Lord. 

PRAYER. 

A LMIGHTY GOD, we beseech thee graciously 
jL\. to behold this thy family, for which our Lord 
Jesus Christ was contented to be betrayed, and 
given up into the hands of wicked men, and to 
suffer death upon the Cross : Who liveth and 
reigneth with thee. R/. Amen. 

1f Onfollowing 3 days private Masses are forbidden. 



B44 




THURSDAY BEFORE EASTER 

COMMONLY CALLED 

MAUNDY THURSDAY 

Station at St, John Lateran. 

INTROIT. Nos autem gloriari. Gal. 6. 

BUT as for us, it behoveth us to glory in the 
Cross of our Lord Jesus Christ : in whom is 
our salvation, our life and resurrection : by whom 
we were saved and obtained our freedom. Ps. 67. 
God be merciful unto us, and bless us : and shew 
us the light of his countenance, and be merciful 
unto us. But as for us. 

And on this day shall be said, Glory be to God on 
high, and then shall the bells be rung : and after 
that shall they cease until Easter Even. 



Maundy Thursday B 45 

COLLECT. 

OGOD, who gavest unto Judas the punishment 
of his sin, and unto the thief the reward of 
his confession, grant us, we beseech thee, the 
effectual help of thy mercy : that as in his passion 
thy Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, gave unto either the 
just reward of his merits ; so he may cleanse us 
from the sins of our old nature, and bestow upon 
us the grace of his Resurrection : Who liveth and 
reigneth with thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost. 

And this Collect only shall be said. 

The Lesson from the former EPISTLE of blessed 
Paul the Apostle to the Corinthians. I Cor. n. 17. 

BRETHREN : In this that I declare unto you, 
I praise you not ; that ye come together not 
for the better, but for the worse. For first of all, 
when ye come together in the church, I hear that 
there be divisions among you, and I partly believe 
it. For there must be also heresies among you, 
that they who are approved may be made manifest 
among you. When ye come together therefore 
into one place, this is not to eat the Lord's Supper. 
For in eating everyone taketh before other his own 
supper. And one is hungry : and another is 
drunken. What, have ye not houses to eat and to 
drink in ? Or despise ye the church of God, and 
shame them that have not ? What shall I say to you ? 
shall I praise you in this ? I praise you not. For 
I have received of the Lord that which also I 
delivered unto you, that the Lord Jesus, the same 
night in which he was betrayed, took bread, and 
when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said : 
Take, eat : this is my Body, which is broken for 
you : this do in remembrance of me. After the 



B 46 Maundy Thursday 

same manner also he took the cup, when he had 
supped, saying : This cup is the new testament in 
my Blood : this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in 
remembrance of me. For as often as ye eat this 
bread, and drink this cup : ye do shew the Lord's 
death till he come. Wherefore, whosoever shall 
eat this bread, and drink this cup of the Lord, un 
worthily, shall be guilty of the Body and Blood of 
the Lord. But let a man examine himself, and so 
let him eat of that bread, and drink of that cup. 
For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily eateth 
and drinketh damnation to himself : not discerning 
the Lord's Body. For this cause many are weak 
and sickly among you, and many sleep. For if we 
would judge ourselves, we should not be judged. 
But when we are judged, we are chastened of the 
Lord, that we should not be condemned with the 
world. Wherefore, my brethren, when ye come 
together to eat, tarry one for another. And if any 
man hunger, let him eat at home : that ye come 
not together unto condemnation. And the rest 
will I set in order when I come. 

GRADUAL. Phil. 2. Christ became obedient 
unto death, even the death of the Cross. ~f Where 
fore God also hath highly exalted him : and given 
him the Name which is above every name. 

The PASSION of our Lord Jesus Christ accord 
ing to Luke. St. Luke 23. i. 

A' that time : The whole multitude of them 
arose, and led him unto Pilate. And they 
began to accuse him, saying : S. We found this 
fellow perverting the nation, and forbidding to give 
tribute to Caesar, saying, that he himself is Christ 
a King. C And Pilate asked him, saying : 



Maundy Thursday B 47 

S, Art thou the King of the Jews ? (L And he 
answered him, and said : ^ Thou sayest it. 
(L Then said Pilate to the chief priests, and to the 
people : S. I find no fault in this man. (L And 
they were the more fierce, saying : 5 He stirreth 
up the people, teaching throughout all Jewry, 
beginning from Galilee to this place. C When 
Pilate heard of Galilee, he asked whether the man 
were a Galilaean. And as soon as he knew that he 
belonged unto Herod's jurisdiction, he sent him to 
Herod, who himself was also at Jerusalem at that 
time. And when Herod saw Jesus he was exceeding 
glad. For he was desirous to see him of a long 
season, because he had heard many things of him, 
and he hoped to have seen some miracle done by 
him. Then he questioned with him in many words. 
But he answered him nothing. And the chief 
priests and scribes stood and vehemently accused 
him. And Herod with his men of war set him at 
nought : and mocked him, and arrayed him in a 
gorgeous robe, and sent him again to Pilate. And 
the same day Pilate and Herod were made friends 
together : for before they were at enmity between 
themselves. And Pilate, when he had called 
together the chief priests, and the rulers, and the 
people, said unto them : S Ye have brought this 
man unto me, as one that perverteth the people, 
and behold, I, having examined him before you, 
have found no fault in this man touching those 
things whereof ye accuse him. No, nor yet Herod : 
for I sent you to him, and lo, nothing worthy of 
death is done unto him. I will therefore chastise 
him, and release him. ( For of necessity he 
must release one unto them at the feast. And 
they cried out all at once, saying : S, Away with 



B 48 Maundy Thursday 

this man, and release unto us Barabbas. (L Who 
for a certain sedition made in the city, and for 
murder, was cast into prison. Pilate therefore, 
willing to release Jesus, spake again to them. 
But they cried, saying : S, Crucify him, crucify 
him. C And he said unto them the third time : 
S. Why, what evil hath he done ? I have found 
no cause of death in him : I will therefore chastise 
him, and let him go. C And they were instant 
with loud voices, requiring that he might be cruci 
fied. And the voices of them and of the chief priests 
prevailed. And Pilate gave sentence that it should 
be as they required. And he released unto them 
him that for sedition and murder was cast into 
prison, whom they had desired : but he delivered 
Jesus to their will. And as they led him away, 
they laid hold upon one Simon a Cyrenian, coming 
out of the country : and on him they laid the Cross, 
that he might bear it after Jesus. And there 
followed him a great company of people, and of 
women, which also bewailed and lamented him. 
But Jesus, turning unto them, said : >J< Daughters 
of Jerusalem, weep not for me, but weep for your 
selves, and for your children. For behold, the days 
are coming, in the which they shall say : Blessed 
are the barren, and the wombs that never bare, and 
the paps which never gave suck. Then shall they 
begin to say to the mountains : Fall on us ; and to 
the hills : Cover us. For if they do these things 
in a green tree, what shall be done in the dry? 
C And there were also two other, malefactors, 
led with him to be put to death. And when they 
were come to the place which is called Calvary, 
there they crucified him : and the malefactors, one 
on the right hand, and the other on the left. Then 



Maundy Thursday B 49 

said Jesus : ^ Father, forgive them : for they 
know not what they do. G. And they parted his 
raiment, and cast lots. And the people stood be* 
holding, and the rulers also with them derided him, 
saying : S. He saved others : let him save him 
self, if he be Christ, the chosen of God. G And the 
soldiers also mocked him, coming to him, and 
offering him vinegar, and saying : S. If thou be 
the King of the Jews, save thyself. G, And a 
superscription also was written over him in letters 
of Greek, and Latin, and Hebrew : THIS IS THE 
KING OF THE JEWS. And one of the malefactors, 
which were hanged, railed on him, saying : S If 
thou be Christ, save thyself, and us. G, But the 
other answering rebuked him, saying : S. Dost 
not thou fear God ? Seeing thou art in the same 
condemnation. And we indeed justly, for we 
receive the due reward of our deeds : but this man 
hath done nothing amiss. G* And he said unto 
Jesus : S Lord, remember me when thou comest 
into thy kingdom. G* And Jesus said unto him : 
^ Verily I say unto thee : To-day shalt thou be 
with me in paradise. G And it was about the 
sixth hour, and there was a darkness over all the 
earth until the ninth hour. And the sun was 
darkened : and the veil of the temple was rent in 
the midst. And when Jesus had cried with a loud 
voice, he said : ^ Father, into thy hands I com 
mend my spirit. G* And having said thus, he gave 
up the ghost. 

(Here genuflect and pause awhile.) 

That which followeth is sung in the tone of the 
Gospel : and the rest is done as above on the preced 
ing Sunday. 



B 50 Maundy Thursday 

NOW when the centurion saw what was done, 
he glorified God, saying : Certainly this was 
a righteous man. And all the people that came to 
gether to that sight, beholding the things that were 
done, smote their breasts, and returned. And all 
his acquaintance, and the women that followed 
him from Galilee, stood afar off, beholding these 
things. 

And the Creed shall be said. 

OFFERTORY. Ps. 118. The right hand of the 
Lord hath the pre-eminence, the right hand of the 
Lord bringeth mighty things to pass : I shall not 
die but live, and declare the works of the Lord. 

SECRET. 

GRANT, we beseech thee, O Lord holy, Father 
almighty, everlasting God : that he may 
render our sacrifice acceptable in thy sight, who as 
on this day commanded his disciples, saying : Do 
this in remembrance of me, even Jesus Christ thy 
Son our Lord : Who liveth and reigneth with thee. 
PREFACE of the Cross. 

WITHIN THE ACTION. 

AVD here we do give unto thee most high 
praise and hearty thanks : On this most 
holy day whereon Jesus Christ our Lord 
was betrayed for us : For the wonderful grace 
and virtue declared in all thy Saints, from the 
beginning of the world : And chiefly in the 
glorious and most blessed Virgin Mary, 
Mother of the same thy Son Jesus Christ our 
Lord and God, and in the holy Patriarchs, 
Prophets, Apostles and Martyrs, whose 
examples, O Lord, and steadfastness in thy 



Maundy Thursday B 51 

faith, and keeping thy holy commandments, 
grant us to follow. 

ALMIGHTY GOD, our heavenly Father, 
Ji\ who of thy tender mercy didst give thine 
only Son Jesus Christ, to suffer death upon 
the Cross for our redemption, who made 
there, by his one oblation of himself once 
offered, a full, perfect, and sufficient sacrifice, 
oblation, and satisfaction, for the sins of the 
whole world, and as on this day did institute 
and hand down to his disciples the mysteries 
of his Body and Blood, and in his holy Gospel 
did command us to celebrate a perpetual 
memory of that his precious death, until 
his coming again ; Hear us, O merciful 
Father, we beseech thee : and with thy Holy 
Spirit and Word vouchsafe to bl^ess and 
sanct^ify these thy gi^fts, and creatures of 
Bread and Wine, that they may be unto us 
the Bo^dy and Bl^ood of thy most dearly 
beloved Son Jesus Christ : 

WHO in the same night, in which for us 
men and for our salvation he was 
betrayed, even to-day, took bread, and when 
he had bl^essed and given thanks, he brake 
it, and gave it to his disciples, saying : Take, 
eat : 

This is my Body which is given 
for you. 

And the rest, as in the Canon. 

O Lamb of God is said after the customary 
manner, but the Kiss of Peace shall not be given. 



B 52 Maundy Thursday 

But the three accustomed prayers before the Com 
munion shall be said. 

Tf On this day the Priest shall consecrate two Hosts, 
whereof he shall consume the one ; but the other he 
shall reserve for the day following whereon the 
Sacrament is not consecrated : and he shall like 
wise reserve some part of that which hath been con- 
secrated in case it be needed for the sick. But he 
shall consume the whole of the precious Blood, and 
before the washing of his fingers lie shall place the 
reserved Host in another chalice, which the Deacon 
shall set in the midst of the Altar, covering it with 
the pall and paten and spreading a veil thereon. 
Then he shall receive the Communion, and the 
Mass be finished. But the Priest shall genuflect, 
whensoever he approacheth or departeth from the 
middle of the Altar, or passeth before the Sacrament 
that hath been reserved in the chalice. And when he 
shall say The Lord be with you, he shall turn him 
self towards the people, not in the midst of the Altar, 
that he may not turn his back on the Sacrament, but 
at the north side : and at the end he shall give the 
blessing in the same place, and he shall not complete 
the circle. 

COMMUNION. St. John 13. The Lord Jesus, 
after he had supped with his disciples, and had 
washed their feet, said unto them : Know ye what 
I your Lord and Master have done to you ? I have 
given you an example that ye should do as I have 
done to you. 

POSTCOMMUNION. 

OLORD our God, who hast refreshed us with 
this life-giving sustenance, we beseech thee : 
that we, who observe this institution in the time of 



Maundy Thursday B 53 

our mortal life, may obtain the benefit thereof in 
thy gift of immortality. Through. 

Then shall he say Depart in peace and give the 
blessing ; and the Gospel of St. John shall be read : 
at the beginning whereof the Priest shall not sign the 
Altar, but himself alone. 

The Continuation of the HOLY GOSPEL accord 
ing to John. St. John 13. i. 

AT that time : Before the feast of the Passover, 
ji\. when Jesus knew that the time was come that 
he should depart out of this world unto the Father, 
having loved his own which were in the world, he 
loved them unto the end. And supper being ended, 
the devil having now put into the heart of Judas 
Iscariot, Simon's son, to betray him : Jesus know 
ing that the Father had given all things into his 
hands, and that he was come forth from God, and 
went to God : he riseth from supper, and laid 
aside his garments : and took a towel, and girded 
himself. After that he poureth water into a bason, 
and began to wash the disciples' feet, and to wipe 
them with the towel wherewith he was girded. 
Then cometh he to Simon Peter. And Peter saith 
unto him : Lord, dost thou wash my feet ? Jesus 
answered and said unto him : What I do thou 
knowest not now ; but thou shalt know hereafter. 
Peter saith unto him : Thou shalt never wash my 
feet. Jesus answered him : If I wash thee not, 
thou hast no part with me. Simon Peter saith unto 
him : Lord, not my feet only, but also my hands 
and my head. Jesus saith to him : He that is 
washed needeth not save to wash his feet, but is 
clean every whit. And ye are clean, but not all. 
For he knew who should betray him ; therefore 



B 54 Maundy Thursday 

said he : Ye are not all clean. So after he had 
washed their feet, and had taken his garments, and 
was set down again, he said unto them : Know ye 
what I have done to you ? Ye call me Master and 
Lord : and ye say well : for so I am. If I then, 
your Lord and Master, have washed your feet : ye 
also ought to wash one another's feet. For I have 
given you an example, that ye should do as I have 
done to you. 

Tf On this day a fit place shall be made ready in 
some Chapel within the Church or on an Altar, 
and it shall be adorned as decently as may be with 
veils and lights, where the chalice with the Host 
reserved therein shall be set. And when Mass is 
finished, torches being lighted, a Procession 
shall be formed after the customary fashion, but 
another Subdeacon, properly vested, shall carry the 
Cross. The Celebrant, wearing a white cope, shall 
stand afore the Altar, and set incense in two censers 
without blessing it : then genuflecting in the midst 
of the Altar, he shall with the one cense the Sacra 
ment thrice. Then the Deacon standing shall 
deliver to him the chalice, which he shall cover with 
the ends of the veil which shall be laid on his shoulders. 
Then shall he go in the midst with the Deacon on 
his right and the Subdeacon on his left hand, to the 
place made ready for the Sacrament to be reserved 
until the morrow ; and a canopy shall be held over 
him, and two acolytes shall cense the Sacrament 
continually. Meanwhile during the Procession 
shall be sung : 

HYMN. Pange, lingua, gloriosi. 

OF the glorious Body telling, my tongue, its mysteries sing, 
And the Blood, all price excelling, which the world's eternal King, 
In a noble womb once dwelling, shed for this world's ransoming. 



Maundy Thursday B 55 

Given for us, for us descending, of a Virgin to proceed, 

Man with man in converse blending, scattered he the Gospel seed, 

Till his sojourn drew to ending, which he closed in wondrous deed. 

At the last great Supper lying, circled by his brethren's band, 
Meekly with the law complying, first he finished its command, 
Then, immortal Food supplying, gave himself with his own hand. 

Word made Flesh, by word he maketh, very bread his Flesh to be : 
Man in wine Christ's Blood partaketh, and if senses fail to see, 
Faith alone the true heart waketh, to behold the mystery. 

Therefore we before him bending, this great Sacrament revere : 
Types and shadows have their ending, for the newer Rite is here : 
Faith, our outward sense befriending, makes the inward vision clear. 

Glory, let us give, and blessing, to the Father and the Son ; 

Honour, might, and praise addressing, while eternal ages run : 

Ever too his love confessing, who from both, with both, is one. Amen. 

And when he shall be come to the place prepared, the 
Deacon kneeling shall receive the chalice with the 
Sacrament from the Priest, standing upright : and 
at first he shall set it on the Altar, where the Priest 
kneeling shall cense it after the former manner; 
then he shall set it in the place prepared. And 
thereafter sliall Evensong be said in the choir 
without singing. 

And the Priest with the Ministers shall lay 
bare the Altars, reading the Antiphon : Ps. 22. 
They parted my garments among them : and 
cast lots upon my vesture, and the whole of 
the Psalm My God, my God, look upon me, as at 
Mattins for Good Friday (sung as "Tenebrae" 
this evening). 

If The Altars being laid bare, at a convenient 
time the signal is given with a wooden instrument, 
and the Priests shall come together to perform the 



B 56 Maundy Thursday 

Maundy. And the Prelate or Superior among 
the Clergy, being vested in amice and alb with 
purple stole and cope, shall stand in the place 
appointed, with the Deacon to assist him : and the 
Deacon with the Subdeacon shall wear white vest 
ments as at the Mass. Then shall he set incense in 
the censer, and the Deacon holding the book of the 
Gospels before his breast shall kneel before the 
Superior and ask a blessing. And the blessing 
being given, he shall stand with the two acolytes 
holding lighted candles, one on either hand, and 
the Subdeacon holding the book. Then shall he 
sign the book and cense it, and sing in the 
customary manner the Gospel Before the feast of 
the Passover, as in end of the Mass above. Then 
shall the Subdeacon bear the open book to be kissed 
by the Superior, and the Deacon shall cense him in 
the customary manner. And thereafter the Superior 
shall put off his cope, and the Deacon and Sub- 
deacon shall gird him with a towel. Being so girded, 
with the Deacon and Subdeacon ministering unto 
him, he shall come forward for the washing of the 
feet. And they that are to be washed shall be set in 
order, and clerks shall carry a bason of water. And 
while the Subdeacon holds the right foot of each one, 
the Superior shall genuflect to him, and wash his feet 
and wipe and kiss them. And the Deacon shall give 
him the towel to wipe them. And at the same time 
shall be sung these sentences of Scripture that follow. 

Antiphon. St. John 13. A new commandment 
give I unto you : that ye love one another as I 
have loved you, saith the Lord. 

Ps. 119. Blessed are those that are undefiled in 
the way : and walk in the law of the Lord. 



Maundy Thursday B 57 

Then forthwith shall the Antipkon A new com 
mandment be repeated. And in like manner shall 
each Antiphon be repeated after its Psalm or verse. 
And of each Psalm the first verse only shall be said. 

Antiphon. St. John 13. After the Lord had risen 
from supper he put water in a bason and began to 
wash his disciples' feet : this example left he unto 
them. Ps. 48. Great is the Lord, and highly to be 
praised : in the city of our God, even upon his holy 
hill. After. 

Antiphon. St. John 13. The Lord Jesus after he 
had supped with his disciples washed their feet, and 
said unto them : Know ye what I your Lord and 
Master have done unto you ? I have given you an 
example, that ye should do as I have done to you. 
Ps. 85. Lord, thou art become gracious unto thy 
land : thou hast turned away the captivity of Jacob. 

The Lord Jesus. 

Antiphon. St. John 13. Lord, dost thou wash 
my feet ? Jesus answered and said unto him : If 
I wash not thy feet, thou hast no part in me. y. He 
came therefore unto Simon Peter, and Peter said 
unto him. 

Then shall be repeated the Antiphon Lord, dost 
thou wash my feet ? Jesus answered and said unto 
him : If I wash not thy feet, thou hast no part in 
me. 

y. What I do, thou knowest not now : but thou 
shalt know hereafter. 

And the Antiphon is repeated a third time. Lord, 
dost thou wash my feet ? Jesus answered and said 
unto him : If I wash not thy feet, thou hast no part 
in me. 



B 58 Maundy Thursday 

Antiphon. If I, your Lord and Master, have 
washed your feet : how much more ought ye to 
wash one another's feet ? Ps. 49. O hear ye this, 
all ye people : ponder it with your ears, all ye that 
dwell in the world. If I, your Lord. 

Antiphon. St. John 13. By this shall all men 
know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one 
to another, y. Jesus said unto his disciples. By 
this shall all men know. 

Antiphon. i Cor. 13. Let these three abide in 
you, faith, hope, and charity : but the greatest of 
these is charity. 

y. Now abideth faith, hope, and charity, these 
three : but the greatest of these is charity. 
Let these three. 

Antiphon. Blessed be the holy Trinity and the 
undivided Unity : we will confess him, because he 
hath shewed his mercy upon us. y. Let us bless 
the Father and the Son with the Holy Ghost. Ps. 84. 
O how amiable are thy dwellings, thou Lord of 
Hosts ! My soul hath a desire and longing to enter 
into the courts of the Lord. Blessed be. 

Antiphon. i St. John 2, 3, 4. Where charity and 
love are, there is God. y. The love of Christ joined 
us in one. y. Let us rejoice and be glad in him. 
y. Let us fear and love the living God. y. And 
love one another in sincerity of heart. 

Then is repeated the Antiphon Where charity and 
love are, there is God. y. When, therefore, we are 
joined together, y. Let us see that we be not 
divided in spirit, y. Let all malicious wranglings 
and contentions cease, y. And let Christ our God 
be in the midst of us. 



Maundy Thursday B 59 

Then is repeated the Antiphon Where charity and 
love are, there is God. y . So may we with the 
blessed see. y. In glory thy countenance, Christ 
our God. y. Joy that is infinite and undefiled. 
y. For ever and for evermore. Amen. 

After the washing, the Superior, or he that hath 
washed the feet, shall wash his hands and wipe them 
with another towel : then returning to his former 
place, he shall receive the cope and say, with head 
uncovered, 

Our Father, secretly. 

y. And lead us not into temptation. 

R/. But deliver us from evil. 

y. Thou hast charged, O Lord, 

R/. That we should diligently keep thy command 
ments. 

y. Thou didst wash the feet of thy disciples. 

R/. Despise not thou the works of thine own 
hands. 

y. Lord, hear my prayer. 

R/. And let my cry come unto thee. 

y. The Lord be with you. 

R/. And with thy spirit. 

Let us pray. COLLECT. 

TT 7"E beseech thee, O Lord, mercifully to assist 
W this our bounden duty and service : and 
forasmuch as thou didst vouchsafe to wash the feet 
of thy disciples, despise not thou the works of thine 
own hands, which thou hast bidden us to follow : 
and mercifully grant that as we have this day 
washed away our outward defilements, so by thee 
we may inwardly be cleansed from all our offences : 
Who livest and reignest God : world without end. 
R/. Amen. 



B6o 




GOOD FRIDAY 

Station at St. Cross in Jerusalem. 

\ The Office being ended, the Priest and Ministers, 
in black vestments, and without candles and incense, 
shall go unto the Altar ; and prostrating themselves 
before it, shall pray for a while. And the Acolytes 
shall spread one cloth and no more upon the Altar. 
His prayer being finished, the Priest, with the 
Ministers, shall go up to the Altar, and kiss it in the 
middle : and thereafter the Reader, going to the place 
where the Epistle is read, shall read the Prophecy, 
beginning it without any announcement, and the 
Priest shall read it at the same time in a low voice, 
standing at the Epistle corner. 

Hosea 6. 

THUS saith the Lord : In their affliction they 
will seek me early : Come, and let us return 
unto the Lord : for he hath torn, and he will heal 
us : he hath smitten, and he will bind us up. After 
two days will he revive us : in the third day he will 



Good Friday B6i 

raise us up, and we shall live in his sight. Then shall 
we know, if we follow on to know the Lord : his 
going forth is prepared as the morning, and he shall 
come unto us as the rain, as the latter and former 
rain unto the earth. Ephraim, what shall I do 
unto thee ? O Judah, what shall I do unto 
thee ? For your- goodness is as a morning cloud : 
and as the early dew it goeth away. There 
fore I have hewed them by the prophets, I have slain 
them by the words of my mouth : and thy judg 
ments are as the light that goeth forth. For I de 
sired mercy, and not sacrifice, and the knowledge 
of God more than burnt offerings. 

TRACT. Hob. 3. O Lord, I have heard thy 
speech, and was afraid : I have considered thy 
works, and was confounded. y. O Lord, revive thy 
work in the midst of the years : in the midst of the 
years make it known, y. In the time of confusion 
of my soul : in wrath, remember mercy, y. God 
came from Teman, and his Holy One from the thick 
woods of the mountains, y. His glory covered the 
heavens : and the earth was full of his praise. 
: 1f The Tract being ended, the Priest at the Epistle 
horn shall say : Let us pray. Then shall the Deacon 
say : Let us bow the knee. And the Subdeacon : 

Arise " COLLECT. 

A LMIGHTY GOD, we beseech thee graciously 
J~\ to behold this thy family, for which our Lord 
Jesus Christ was contented to be betrayed, and 
given up into the hands of wicked men, and to 
suffer death upon the Cross : Who now liveth and 
reigneth with thee and the Holy Ghost, ever one 
God, world without end. R/. Amen. 

Let us pray. Let us bow the knee. R/. Arise. 



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COLLECT. 

ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, by whose 
jtV Spirit the whole body of the Church is 
governed and sanctified : receive pur supplications 
and prayers, which we offer before thee for all 
estates of men in thy holy Church ; that every 
member of the same, in his vocation and ministry, 
may truly and godly serve thee. Through our Lord 
and Saviour Jesus Christ. R/. Amen. 

Let us pray. Let us bow the knee. R/. Arise. 

COLLECT. 

O MERCIFUL God, who hast made all men, 
and hatest nothing that thou hast made, nor 
wouldest the death of a sinner, but rather that he 
should be converted and live : have mercy upon all 
Jews, Turks, Infidels, and Hereticks, and take from 
them all ignorance, hardness of heart, and contempt 
of thy Word ; and so fetch them home, blessed 
Lord, to thy flock, that they may be saved among 
the remnant of the true Israelites, and be made one 
fold under one shepherd, Jesus Christ our Lord : 
Who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy 
Spirit, one God, world without end. R/. Amen. 

Then shall the Subdeacon, without any announce 
ment, sing the EPISTLE following. Heb. 10. i. 
T)RETHREN : The law having a shadow of good 
J3 things to come, and not the very image of the 
things, can never with those sacrifices, which they 
offered year by year continually, make the comers 
thereunto perfect : for then would they not have 
ceased to be offered ? because that the worshippers 
once purged should have had no more conscience of 
sins. But in those sacrifices there is a remembrance 



Good Friday 663 

again made of sins every year. For it is not possible 
that the blood of bulls and of goats should take away 
sins. Wherefore, when he cometh into the world, 
he saith : Sacrifice and offering thou wouldest not, 
but a body hast thou prepared me : in burnt-offer 
ings and sacrifices for sin thou hast had no pleasure. 
Then said I : Lo, I come (in the volume of the book 
it is written of me) to do thy will, O God. Above, 
when he said : Sacrifice and offering, and burnt- 
offerings, and offering for sin thou wouldest not, 
neither hadst pleasure therein, which are offered by 
the Law : then said he : Lo, I come to do thy will, 

God. He taketh away the first, that he may 
establish the second. By the which will we are 
sanctified, through the offering of the body of Jesus 
Christ once for all. And every priest standeth daily 
ministering, and offering oftentimes the same sac 
rifices, which can never take away sins. But this 
man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for 
ever, sat down on the right hand of God ; from 
henceforth expecting till his enemies be made his 
foot-stool. For by one offering he hath perfected 
for ever them that are sanctified. Whereof the Holy 
Ghost also is a witness to us : for after that he had 
said before : This is the covenant that I will make 
with them after those days, saith the Lord : I will 
put my laws into their hearts, and in their minds 
will I write them ; and their sins and iniquities will 

1 remember no more. Now where remission of 
these is, there is no more offering for sin. Having 
therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest 
by the Blood of Jesus, by a new and living way, 
which he hath consecrated for us, through the veil, 
that is to say, his flesh : and having an High Priest 
over the house of God ; let us draw near with a 



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true heart, in full assurance of faith, having our 
hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our 
bodies washed with pure water. Let us hold, fast 
the profession of our faith without wavering : (for 
he is faithful that promised;) and let us consider 
one another to provoke unto love, and to good works : 
not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, 
as the manner of some is : but exhorting one 
another : and so much the more, as ye see the day 
approaching. 

TRACT. Ps. 140. Deliver me, O Lord, from the 
evil man : and preserve me from the wicked man. 
y . Who imagine mischief in their hearts : and stir 
up strife all the day long. "ft. They have sharpened 
their tongues like a serpent : adder's poison is under 
their lips. y. Keep me, O Lord, from the hands of 
the ungodly : and preserve me from the wicked 
men. y. Who are purposed to overthrow my 
goings : the proud have laid a snare for me. 
y . And spread a net abroad with cords : yea, and set 
traps in my way. y. I said unto the Lord : Thou 
art my God : hear the voice of my prayers, O Lord. 
y. O Lord God, thou strength of my health : thou 
hast covered my head in the day of battle. ..y. Let 
not the ungodly have his desire, O Lord : let not 
his mischievous imagination prosper : lest they be 
too proud, y. Let the mischief of their own 
lips fall upon the head of them : that compass me 
about, y. The righteous also shall give thanks 
unto thy Name : and the just shall continue in 
thy sight. 

K The Tract ended, the Passion is read from a 
bare desk : and the Celebrant shall read it also at 
the Epistle horn of the Altar in a low voice. ... r ;t : ,-.': 



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The PASSION of our Lord Jesus Christ, according 
to John. St. John 19. i. 

A 1 that time : Pilate therefore took Jesus, and 
scourged him. And the soldiers platted a 
crown of thorns, and put it on his head : and they 
put on him a purple robe, and said : $5 Hail, King 
of the Jews. G And they smote him with their 
hands. Pilate therefore went forth again, and saith 
unto them : S Behold, I bring him forth to you, 
that ye may know that I find no fault in him. 
G* Then came Jesus forth, wearing the crown of 
thorns, and the purple robe. And Pilate saith 
unto them : S Behold the man. G When the 
chief priests therefore and officers saw him, they 
cried out, saying : > Crucify him, crucify him. 
G. Pilate saith unto them : S Take ye him, and 
crucify him : for I find no fault in him. G The 
Jews answered him : S, We have a law, and by 
our law he ought to die, because he made himself 
the Son of God. G* When Pilate therefore heard 
that saying, he was the more afraid. And went 
again into the judgment-hall : and saith unto 
Jesus : S, Whence art thou ? G But Jesus gave 
him no answer. Then saith Pilate unto him : 
5, Speakest thou not unto me ? Knowest thou not 
that I have power to crucify thee, and have power 
to release thee ? G Jesus answered : ^ Thou 
couldest have no power at all against me, except it 
were given thee from above. Therefore he 
that delivered me unto thee hath the greater sin. 
G* And from thenceforth Pilate sought to release 
him. But the Jews cried out, saying : S* If thou 
let this man go, thou art not Caesar's friend. Who 
soever maketh himself a king speaketh against 
Caesar. G When Pilate therefore heard that say- 



B 66 Good Friday 

ing, he brought Jesus forth, and sat down in the 
judgment seat, in a place that is called the Pave 
ment, but in the Hebrew, Gabbatha. And it was 
the Preparation of the Passover, and about the 
sixth hour, and he saith unto the Jews : S, Behold 
your King. C But they cried out : S Away with 
him, away with him, crucify him. ( Pilate saith 
unto them : S Shall I crucify your King ? G. The 
chief priests answered : S. We have no king but 
Caesar. C Then delivered he him therefore unto 
them to be crucified. And they took Jesus, and led 
him away. And he, bearing his cross, went forth 
into a place called the place of a skull, which is 
called in the Hebrew, Golgotha : where they 
crucified him, and two other with him, on either 
side one, and Jesus in the midst. And Pilate wrote 
a title : and put it on the cross. And the writing 
was : JESUS OF NAZARETH THE KING OF 
THE JEWS. This title then read many of the Jews, 
for the place where Jesus was crucified was nigh to 
the city. And it was written in Hebrew, and Greek, 
and Latin. Then said the chief priests of the Jews 
to Pilate : S* Write not, The King of the Jews : 
but that he said : I am the King of the Jews. 
(L Pilate answered : S What I have written, I 
have written. (L Then the soldiers, when they 
had crucified Jesus, took his garments, and made 
four parts : to every soldier a part, and also his 
coat. Now the coat was without seam, woven from 
the top throughout. They said therefore among 
themselves : S* Let us not rend it, but cast lots 
for it, whose it shall be. (L That the Scripture 
might be fulfilled, which saith : They parted my 
raiment among them : and for my vesture they did 
cast lots. These things therefore the soldiers did. 



Good Friday B 67 

Now there stood by the cross of Jesus, his mother, 
and his mother's sister, Mary the wife of Cleophas, 
and Mary Magdalene. When Jesus therefore saw 
his mother, and the disciple standing by, whom he 
loved, he saith unto his mother : ^ Woman, behold 
thy son. (L Then saith he to the disciple : >J< Be 
hold thy mother. ( And from that hour that dis 
ciple took her unto his own home. After this, Jesus, 
knowing that all things were now accomplished, that 
the Scripture might be fulfilled, saith : ^ I thirst. 
G* Now there was set a vessel full of vinegar. And they 
filled a spunge with vinegar, and put it upon hyssop, 
and put it to his mouth. When Jesus therefore had 
received the vinegar, he said : ^ It is finished. 
C And he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost. 

(Here genuflect and pause awhile.) 

The rest is sung in the tone of the Gospel : Cleanse 
my heart is said, but the blessing is not asked, nor 
are lights carried nor incense, and at the end the 
Celebrant does not kiss the book. 

THE Jews therefore, because it was the Pre 
paration, that the bodies should not remain 
upon the cross on the sabbath day, (for that sabbath 
day was an high day,) besought Pilate that their 
legs might be broken, and that they might be taken 
away. Then came the soldiers : and brake the 
legs of the first, and of the other which was crucified 
with him. But when they came to Jesus, and saw 
that he was dead already, they brake not his legs : 
but one of the soldiers with a spear pierced his side, 
and forthwith came there out blood and water. 
And he that saw it bare record : and his record is 
true. And he knoweth that he saith true : that ye 
might believe. For these things were done, that the 



B 68 Good Friday 

Scripture should be fulfilled : A bone of him shall 
not be broken. And again another Scripture saith : 
They shall look on him whom they pierced. 

Then the Priest, standing at the Epistle horn of 
the Altar, shall begin immediately with joined hands : 

DEARLY beloved brethren, let us pray -for the 
holy Church of God : that the Lord our God 
may vouchsafe to preserve it throughout all the 
world in unity, peace and safety : making subject 
unto it all principalities and powers : and that he 
may grant unto us to dwell in such quiet and tran 
quillity that we may duly shew forth the glory of 
God the Father Almighty. 

, Let us pray. Deacon : Let us bow the knee. 
Subdeacon : R/. Arise. 

The Prayer is chanted in the ferial tone of the 
Collect at Mass, with hands extended. Which 
method shall serve for all the Prayers that follow. 

ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, who hast in 
2\ Christ made manifest thy glory unto all man 
kind : we beseech thee that thou wouldest preserve 
those things which of thy mercy thou hast created ; 
that thy Church being spread abroad through all the 
world may steadfastly abide in the confession of thy 
holy Name. Through the same. R/. Amen. < ; 

ET us pray likewise for N. the chief Bishop : 
that like as the Lord our God hath appointed 
him to the office of a bishoprick, so he may preserve 
him in all peace and safety for the governance of 
the holy people of God. 

Let us pray. Let us bow the knee. R/. Arise. 

ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, whose judg- 
./"V ment upholdeth all things both in heaven and 



Good Friday B 69 

earth : we beseech thee mercifully to have respect 
unto our prayers, that like as thou hast appointed 
this thy servant to be our Bishop so thou wouldest 
of thy mercy defend him against all adversities ; 
and that all Christian peoples, acknowledging thee 
alone to be their author and governour, may so 
prosper by his care that they may duly increase in 
bringing forth the fruits of their profession. 
Through. R/. Amen. 

ET us pray likewise for all Bishops, Priests and 
Deacons, for all Subdeacons, Acolytes, Exor 
cists, Readers, Doorkeepers, Confessors, Virgins and 
Widows : and for all the elect people of God. 

Let us pray. Let us bow the knee. R/. Arise. 

ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, by whose 
JL\. spirit the whole body of the Church is 
governed and sanctified : receive our supplications 
and prayers which we offer before thee for all estates 
of men in thy holy Church ; that every member of 
the same in his vocation and ministry may truly 
and godly serve thee. Through Jesus Christ thy 
Son our Lord : Who liveth and reigneth with thee. 
R/. Amen. 

ET us pray likewise for our most Christian 
Sovereign (if he be not crowned is said : elect) 
N. : that the Lord our God may make subject unto 
him all the peoples that delight in war to the preser 
vation of our perpetual peace. 

Let us pray. Let us bow the knee. R/. Arise. 

ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, in whose hand 
2\ is the dominion of all things, and the govern 
ance of all kingdoms : look down in mercy on this 
Empire ; that the nations which trust in the fury 



B 70 Good Friday 

of their violence, may be quelled by the defence of 
thine almighty power. Through. R/. Amen. 

ET us pray likewise for all them that are 
catechumens : that the Lord our God may 
open the ears of their hearts that they may enter in 
at the gate of his mercy ; that by the washing of 
regeneration they may obtain the remission of all 
their sins, and be found faithful servants of Christ 
Jesus our Lord. 

Let us pray. Let us bow the knee. R/. Arise. 

A -MIGHTY and everlasting God, who dost ever 
increase thy Church with the abundance of a 
new generation : we beseech thee that thou 
wouldest multiply in faith and understanding them 
that are being taught in thy holy word ; that being 
renewed in the water of Baptism they may be 
numbered among the sons of thine adoption. 
Through. R/. Amen. 

DEARLY beloved brethren, let us pray likewise 
to God the Father Almighty, that he would 
vouchsafe to cleanse the world from all false doc 
trine : to. deliver it from pestilence and famine : to 
open all prisons : and to set free them that are in 
captivity : granting unto pilgrims a safe return : 
to the sick healing : and to them that travel by sea 
to attain unto the haven that they desire. 

Let us pray. Let us bow the knee. R/. Arise. 

A LMIGHTY and everlasting God, the comforter 
./Y. of them that mourn, the strength of them that 
travail : we beseech thee to hear the prayers of 
them that in any necessity make their supplica 
tions unto thee ; that in all their troubles and 
adversities they may rejoice in the present succour 
of thy loving-kindness. Through. R/. Amen. 



Good Friday B 71 

ET us pray likewise for all them that are in 
heresy and schism : that the Lord our God 
may deliver them from all false doctrines, and 
vouchsafe to restore them to their holy mother the 
Catholic and Apostolic Church. 

Let us pray. Let us bow the knee. R/. Arise. 

A LMIGHTY and everlasting God, who wouldest 
J~\. not that any should perish, but rather that 
they should be saved : we beseech thee mercifully 
to look upon them that are deceived by the crafts 
of the devil ; that the hearts of them which have 
gone astray may be delivered from their perversities 
and restored to the way of truth and to the unity of 
thy holy Church. Through. R/. Amen. 

ET us pray likewise for the Jews : that the 
Lord our God may remove from their hearts 
the veil of unbelief ; and that they may come to 
the knowledge of Jesus Christ our Lord. No R/ is 
made, but immediately is said : 

ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, who extendest 
2JL even to the falsehood of the Jews the abun 
dance of thy mercy : graciously hear the prayers 
which we offer unto thee for the blindness of the 
hearts of this people ; that acknowledging Christ 
Jesus, the light of thy truth, they may yet be de 
livered from the darkness of their ignorance. 
Through the same. R/. Amen. 

ET us pray likewise for the heathen : that 
God Almighty may take away the iniquity of 
their hearts ; that they may turn away from their 
idols to the true and living God and to his only- 
begotten Son Jesus Christ our Lord and God. 

Let us pray. Let us bow the knee. R/. Arise. 



872 Good Friday 

ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, who desirest 
y~X not the death of a sinner but rather that he 
should turn from his wickedness and live : merci 
fully accept our prayers ; that the heathen being 
delivered from the worship of idols may be united 
to thy holy Church to the honour and glory of thy 
Name. Through. R/. Amen. 

J[ Having finished the Prayers, the Priest lays 
aside his chasuble and goes to the Epistle horn of the 
Altar, where, standing at the back corner, he takes 
from the Deacon a Cross which has been previously 
made ready on the Altar. Turning towards the 
people, he partly uncovers it from the top, and 
begins alone the Antiphon Behold the wood of the 
Cross, after which the Ministers join in singing the 
rest as far as O come, let us worship. And when the 
Choir sings O come, let us worship, all bow down 
except the Celebrant. Then he goes to the front 
corner of the Epistle horn of the Altar : he uncovers 
the right arm of the Cross, and lifting it up a little, 
he begins at a slightly higher pitch : Behold the wood 
of the Cross, the others singing and worshipping as 
before. Lastly, the Priest goes to the middle of the 
Altar : and uncovering it entirely and lifting it up, 
he begins* for the third time at a still higher pitch : 
Behold the wood of the Cross, the others singing and 
worshipping as before. 

Behold the wood of the Cross, whereon was hung 
the world's Salvation. 

Ghoir : R/. O come, let us worship. 

If And afterward the Cross is carried by the 
Priest alone to the place made ready for it before the 
holy Table, and, genuflecting there, he sets it in 
place : next he lays aside his shoes, and approaches 






Good Friday B 73 

to worship the Cross, genuflecting thrice before he 
kisses it. Which done, he returns and takes again 
his shoes and the chasuble. Afterward the Ministers 
at the Altar, and then in order the rest of the Clerics 
and Laics, two by two proceed to worship the 
Cross, making three genuflections, as is noted 
above. Meantime, while the worship is performed, 
the Reproaches are sung, and the rest that 
follows, either all or in part, according to the many 
or few that come to worship the Cross : and the 
Priest, sitting at his seat, also reads them with the 
Ministers, after this manner : 

Celebrant : J. O my people, what have I done 
unto thee, or wherein have I wearied thee ? Testify 
against me. 

y. Because I brought thee forth from the land of 
Egypt : thou hast prepared a Cross for thy Saviour. 

Deacon : R/. Agios o Theos. 

Subdeacon : R/. Holy God. 

Deacon : R/. Agios ischyros. 

Subdeacon : R/. Holy mighty. 

Deacon : R/. Agios athanatos, eleison imas. 

Subdeacon : R/. Holy and immortal, have mercy 
upon us. 

Celebrant : f. Because I led thee through the 
desert forty years, and fed thee with manna, and 
brought thee into a land exceeding good : thou 
hast prepared a Cross for thy Saviour. 

Deacon : R/. Agios o Theos. 

Subdeacon : R/. Holy God. 

Deacon : R/. Agios ischyros. 

Subdeacon : R/. Holy mighty. 

Deacon : R/. Agios athanatos,, eleison imas. 

Subdeacon : R/. Holy and immortal, have mercy 
upon us. i 



B 74 Good Friday 

Celebrant : y. What more could I have done 
unto thee that I have not done ? I indeed did plant 
thee, O my vineyard, with exceeding fair fruit : 
and thou art become very bitter unto me : for 
vinegar, mingled with gall, thou gavest me when 
thirsty : and hast pierced with a spear the side of 
thy Saviour. 

Deacon : R/. Agios o Theos. 

Subdeacon : R/. Holy God. 

Deacon : R/. Agios ischyros. 

Subdeacon : R/. Holy mighty. 

Deacon : R/. Agios athanatos, eleison inias. 

Subdeacon : R/. Holy and immortal, have mercy 
upon us. 

Celebrant : y. I did scourge Egypt with her first 
born for thy sake : and thou hast scourged me and 
delivered me up. 

Deacon & Subdeacon : R/. my people, what 
have I done unto thee, or wherein have I wearied 
thee ? Testify against me. 

Celebrant : y. I led thee forth out of Egypt, 
drowning Pharaoh in the Red Sea : and thou hast 
delivered me up unto the chief priests. 

Deacon & Subdeacon : R/. O my people, what 
have I done unto thee, or wherein have I wearied 
thee ? Testify against me. 

Celebrant : y. I did open the sea before thee : 
and thou hast opened my side with a spear. 

Deacon & Subdeacon : R/. O my people, what 
have I done unto thee, or wherein have I wearied 
thee ? Testify against me. 

Celebrant : y. I did go before thee in the pillar 
of cloud : and thou hast led me unto the judgment- 
hall of Pilate. 

Deacon <& Subdeacon : R/. O my people, what 



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have I done unto thee, or wherein have I wearied 
thee ? Testify against me. 

Celebrant : y. I did feed thee with manna in the 
desert : and thou hast stricken me with blows and 
scourges. 

Deacon & Subdeacon : R/. O my people, what 
have I done unto thee, or wherein have I wearied 
thee ? Testify against me. 

Celebrant : y. I did give thee to drink the water 
of life from the rock : and thou hast given me to 
drink but gall and vinegar. 

Deacon & Subdeacon : R/. O my people, what 
have I done unto thee, or wherein have I wearied 
thee ? Testify against me. 

Celebrant : J. I did smite the kings of the 
Canaanites for thy sake : and thou hast smitten 
my head with a reed. 

Deacon & Subdeacon : R/. O my people, what 
have I done unto thee, or wherein have I wearied 
thee ? Testify against me. 

Celebrant : y. I did give thee a royal sceptre : 
and thou hast given unto my head a crown of 
thorns. 

Deacon & Subdeacon : R/. O my people, what 
have I done unto thee, or wherein have I wearied 
thee ? Testify against me. 

Celebrant : y. I did raise thee on high with 
great power : and thou hast hanged me upon the 
gibbet of the Cross. 

Deacon & Subdeacon : R/. my people, what 
have I done unto thee, or wherein have I wearied 
thee ? Testify against me. 

Celebrant : y. We venerate thy Cross, O Lord : 
and praise and glorify thy holy Resurrection : for 



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by virtue of the Cross joy hath come to the whole 
world. 

Ps. 67. God be merciful unto us and bless us : 

Deacon & Subdeacon : R/. And shew us the 
light of his countenance, and be merciful unto us. 

Celebrant : y. We venerate thy Cross, Lord : 
and praise and glorify thy holy Resurrection : for 
by virtue of the Cross joy hath come to the whole 
world. 

Deacon & Subdeacon : R/. Faithful Cross, above 
all other, one and only noble Tree : none in foliage, 
none in blossom, none in fruit thy peer may be. 

Sweetest wood, and sweetest iron, sweetest weight 
is hung on thee. 

Celebrant : HYMN< y. Sing, my tongue, the 
glorious battle, sing the ending of the fray ; now 
above the Cross, the trophy, sound the loud trium 
phant lay : tell how Christ, the world's Redeemer, 
as a Victim won the day. 

Deacon & Subdeacon : R/. Faithful Cross, above 
all other, one and only noble Tree : none in foliage, 
none in blossom, none in fruit thy peer may be. 

Celebrant : y. God in pity saw man fallen, 
shamed and sunk in misery, when he fell on death 
by tasting fruit of the forbidden tree : then another 
Tree was chosen which the world from death should 
free. 

Deacon & Subdeacon : R/. Sweetest wood, and 
sweetest iron, sweetest weight is hung on thee. 

Celebrant : y. Thus the scheme of our salvation 
was of old in order laid: that the manifold deceiver's 
art by art might be outweighed : and the lure the 
foe put forward into means of healing made. 

Deacon & Subdeacon : R/. Faithful Cross. 



Good Friday B 77 

Celebrant : y. Therefore when the appointed 
fullness of the holy time was come, he was sent, 
who maketh all things, forth from God's eternal 
home : thus he came to earth, incarnate, offspring 
of a maiden's womb. 

Deacon & Subdeacon : R/. Sweetest wood. 

Celebrant : y. Lo ! he lies an infant weeping, 
where the narrow manger stands : while the 
Mother-maid his members wraps in mean and lowly 
bands : and the swaddling clothes is winding round 
his helpless feet and hands. 

Deacon & Subdeacon : R/. Faithful Cross. 

Celebrant : y. Thirty years among us dwelling, 
his appointed time fulfilled, born for this, he meets 
his passion, for that this he freely willed ; on the 
Cross the Lamb is lifted where his life-Blood shall 
be spilled. 

Deacon & Subdeacon : R/. Sweetest wood. 

Celebrant : y. He endured the nails, the spitting, 
vinegar, and spear, and reed ; from that holy Body 
broken Blood and Water forth proceed : earth, and 
stars, and sky, and ocean by that flood from stain 
are freed. 

Deacon <& Subdeacon : R/. Faithful Cross. 

Celebrant : y. Bend thy boughs, O Tree of glory ! 
thy relaxing sinews bend ; for a while the ancient 
rigour that thy birth bestowed, suspend : and the 
King of heavenly beauty on thy bosom gently tend. 

Deacon & Subdeacon : R/. Sweetest wood. 

Celebrant : y. Thou alone wast counted worthy 
this world's ransom to uphold : for a shipwrecked 
race preparing harbour, like the Ark of old : with 
the sacred Blood anointed from the smitten Lamb 
that rolled. 



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Deacon & Subdeacon : R/. Faithful Cross. 

Celebrant: y. To the Trinity be glory everlasting, 
as is meet : equal to the Father, equal to the Son, 
and Paraclete : Trinal Unity, whose praises all 
created things repeat. Amen. 

Deacon & Subdeacon : R/. Sweetest wood. 

1f Toward the end of the Worship of the Cross the 
Altar candles are lighted : and the Deacon, taking 
the burse, spreads the corporal in the customary way, 
and near by sets the vase for the purification : and 
when the worship is finished, he takes the Cross with 
reverence and carries it back to the Altar. Afterward 
a Procession is made to the place where the Sac 
rament was laid yesterday. The Subdeacon goes 
first bearing the Cross between two Acolytes with 
lighted candles, and then the Clergy in due order, 
and last the Priest with the Ministers. When they 
have come to the place of the Sacrament, torches are 
lighted which shall not be extinguished until the Sac 
rament shall have been consumed. The Priest kneels 
before the Sacrament and prays awhile : in the 
meantime the Deacon opens the casket in which the 
Body of the Lord lies hidden : and afterward the 
Priest, rising, puts incense into two censers without 
any blessing, and the Deacon presents to him the 
boat. Then he kneels and censes the Sacrament. 
And the Deacon, taking the chalice with the Sacra 
ment out of the casket, gives it into the hands of 
the Priest, and covers it with the ends of the veil 
which is about his shoulders, and they go back in 
the same order as they came : and a canopy is 
carried over the Sacrament, and the two Acolytes 
with censers continually cense it : meanwhile is 
sung : 



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HYMN. 
Vexilla Regis prodeunt. 

THE royal banners forward go : 
The Cross shines forth in mystic glow, 
Where he in flesh, our flesh who made, 
Our sentence bore, our ransom paid. 

Where deep for us the spear was dyed, 
Life's torrent rushing from his side, 
To wash us in that precious flood, 
Where mingled Water flowed and Blood* 

Fulfilled is all that David told, 

In true prophetic song of old : 

Amidst the nations, God, saith he, 

Hath reigned and triumphed from the Tree. 

O Tree of beauty, Tree of light, 
O Tree with royal purple dight, 
Elect on whose triumphal breast 
Those holy limbs should find their rest. 

On whose dear arms so widely flung 
The weight of this world's ransom hung, 
The price of humankind to pay, 
And spoil the spoiler of his prey. 

The following verse is sung kneeling. 

O Cross, our one reliance hail, 
So may thy powar with us avail 
To give new virtue to the saint 
And pardon to the penitent. 

To thee, eternal Three in One, 
Let homage meet by all be done, 
Whom by the Cross thou dost restore 
Preserve and govern evermore. Amen. 



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If When the Priest has come to the Altar, he 
places the chalice upon it, and kneeling again censes 
the Sacrament : then going up to the Altar he 
places the Host from the chalice on the paten, which 
the Deacon holds : and again taking the paten from 
the Deacon lays the Host upon the corporal, saying 
nothing. If he should have touched the Sacrament 
he washes his fingers in a vase. Meanwhile the 
Deacon puts wine into the chalice, and the Sub- 
deacon water, which the Priest does not bless, nor 
say over it the usual prayer : taking the chalice 
from the Deacon, he sets it on the Altar, saying 
nothing : and the Deacon covers it with the pall : 
then he sets incense in the censer without blessing it, 
and censes the oblations and the Altar in the usual 
manner, genuflecting before and after, and whenso 
ever he passes in front of the Sacrament. 

When he censes the oblation, he says : 

BLESS this incense, and take it up to thee, O 
Lord : and so let thy mercy come down 
upon us. 

When he censes the Altar, he says : 
Psalm 141. 

EiT my prayer, O Lord, be set forth in thy 
sight as the incense : and let the lifting up 
of my hands be an evening sacrifice. Set a watch, 
O Lord, before my mouth, and keep the door of my 
lips : let not mine heart be inclined to any evil 
thing, let me not be occupied in ungodly works 
with the men that work wickedness. 
As he gives back the censer to the Deacon, he says : 

MAY the Lord kindle in us the fire of his love, 
and the flame of his everlasting charity. 
Amen* 



Good Friday B8i 

He is not censed himself. 

Afterward he washes his hands a little away from 
the Altar at the Epistle horn, saying nothing : then 
bowing down in the middle of the Altar, with hands 
joined, he says : 

WITH humble spirits and contrite souls let 
us enter now thy presence, O Lord : and 
so offer our sacrifice to thee, that it may this day 
be precious in thy sight, O Lord our God. 

Then turning towards the people, on the Gospel 
side, he says : 

PRAY, brethren, that my sacrifice and yours 
may be acceptable to God the Father Almighty. 
He turns back by the same way, not completing 
the circle : and omitting all else, says immediately ; 

Let us pray. 

AS our Saviour Christ hath commanded and 
^L\. taught us, we are bold to say : Our Father, 
which art in heaven : Hallowed be thy Name : 
Thy kingdom come : Thy will be done in earth, 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. 

Then the Priest shall say silently Amen, and after 
ward, in the same voice as he said Our Father, im 
mediately and without Let us pray, he shall begin 
this prayer following, and say it in the ferial tone 
used for the Collect at Mass. 

DELIVER us, O Lord, we beseech thee, from 
all evils, past, present, and to come : and 
at the intercession of the blessed and glorious Ever*- 
Virgin Mary, Mother of God, with thy blessed 



B 82 Good Friday 

Apostles Peter and Paul, and with Andrew, and all 
thy Saints (he does not sign himself with the paten) , 
graciously grant us peace in all our days : that by 
thine availing mercy, we may ever both be free 
from sin and safe from all distress. Through 
the same Jesus Christ, thy Son, our Lord : Who 
liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the 
Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. 
R/. Amen. 

If Then the Celebrant, having made a reverence 
down to the ground, slides the paten beneath the 
Sacrament : and taking the Host in his right hand, 
he lifts it up so that it may be seen by the people : 
and immediately dividing it into three parts over 
the chalice, he shall place the last part into the 
chalice in the usual way, but saying nothing. The 
Peace of the Lord is not said, nor Lamb of God, 
nor is the kiss of peace given. And afterward, having 
omitted the first two prayers, he shall say this one 
only : 

OLORD JESU CHRIST, I, thine" unworthy 
servant, do presume to take thy Body, but let 
not this act be to my judgment and damnation : 
rather, of thy mercy let it ward me in body and 
soul, and shew thy healing forth in me : Who 
livest and reignest with God the Father in the 
unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without 
end. Amen. 

Then shall he genuflect, and take the paten with 
Christ's Body : and with great reverence and 
humility say : 

- I will receive the Bread of heaven, and call upon 
the Name of the Lord. 



Good Friday 683 

Then he beats his breast thrice, and says at each : 

Lord, I am not worthy that thou shouldest come 
under my roof : but speak the word only and my 
soul shall be healed. 

Afterward he signs himself with the Sacrament, 
saying : 

The Body of our Lord Jesus Christ preserve my 
body and soul unto everlasting life. Amen. 

And reverently receives the Body. 

Then omitting all else which is wont to be said 
before taking the Sacrament of the Precious Blood, 
he forthwith consumes with reverence the particle of 
the Host with the wine. Then he washes his fingers 
in the accustomed manner ; and takes the purifica 
tion. Afterward, bowing down in the midst of the 
Altar, he says : 

GRANT, O Lord, that what our mouths have 
taken, our minds may receive unalloyed : 
and what comes to us in time may be our healing 
in the endless years. 

And nothing further is said, nor the Postcom- 
munion, nor is the blessing given : but making a 
reverence to the Altar* the Priest and Ministers 
depart : and Evensong is said without chant : 
and the Altar is laid bare. 



B8 4 

SATURDAY IN HOLY WEEK 

COMMONLY CALLED HOLY SATURDAY OR 

EASTER EVEN 

Station, at St. John Lateran. 

The Priest, wearing a purple cope or without a 
chasuble (the Ministers being vested in like manner) , 
shall proceed, as usual, to the Altar, but without 
lights or incense. After the due reverence, they shall 
go to the Epistle corner, and the Choir shall begin the 
INTROIT. Repkta est. Ps. 88. 

MY soul is full of trouble : and my life 
draweth nigh unto hell. Ps. ibid. O Lord 
God of my salvation, I have cried day and night 
before thee. Then at once is repeated My soul. 

Then shall the Priest say, his hands being joined : 
Let us pray. The Deacon shall say : Let us bow 
the knee. K/. Arise. 

COLLECT. 

GRANT, Lord, that as we are baptized into 
the death of thy blessed Son our Saviour Jesus 
Christ : so by continual mortifying our corrupt 
affections we may be buried with him ; and that 
through the grave, and gate of death, we may pass 
to our joyful resurrection ; for his merits, who 
died, and was buried, and rose again for us, thy Son 
Jesus Christ our Lord : Who liveth. 

The Lesson from the former EPISTLE of blessed 
Peter the Apostle. i Peter 3. 17. 

DEARLY beloved : It is better, if the will of 
God be so : that ye suffer for well-doing, 
than for evil-doing. For Christ also hath once 



Holy Saturday B 85 

suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he 
might bring us to God : being put to death in the 
flesh, but quickened by the Spirit. By which also 
he went and preached unto the spirits in prison, 
which sometime were disobedient, when once the 
long-suffering of God waited in the days of Noah, 
while the ark was a preparing : wherein few, that 
is, eight souls, were saved by water. The like figure 
whereunto, even baptism, doth also now save us, 
(not the putting away the filth of the flesh, but the 
answer of a good conscience towards God,) by the 
resurrection of Jesus Christ : who is gone into 
heaven, and is on the right hand of God, Angels and 
authorities and powers being made subject unto him. 

After which the Subdeacon does not ask a blessing, 
nor does he kiss the Priest's hand. Then is sung 
for the 

GRADUAL. Ps. 18. The sorrows of death com 
passed me : and the snares of death overtook me. 
y. Ps. 4. I will lay me down in peace, and take 
my rest. 

At the Gospel lights shall not be carried, nor in 
cense, nor shall the Deacon ask a blessing. 

^ The Continuation of the HOLY GOSPEL 
according to Matthew. St. Matt. 27. 57. 

AT that time : When the even was come, there 
came a rich man of Arimathaea, named 
Joseph : who also himself was Jesus' disciple. He 
went to Pilate, and begged the body of Jesus : then 
Pilate commanded the body to be delivered. And 
when Joseph had taken the body, he wrapped it in 
a clean linen cloth, and laid it in his own new tomb, 
which he had hewn out in the rock : and he rolled 



B 86 Holy Saturday 

a great stone to the door of the sepulchre, and 
departed. And there was Mary Magdalene, and 
the other Mary, sitting over against the sepulchre. 
Now the next day that followed the day of the 
preparation, the chief priests and Pharisees came 
together unto Pilate, saying : Sir, we remember 
that that deceiver said, while he was yet alive : 
After three days I will rise again. Command there 
fore that the sepulchre be made sure until the third 
day : lest his disciples come by night and steal him 
away, and say unto the people : He is risen from 
the dead. So the last error shall be worse than the 
first. Pilate said unto them : Ye have a watch, go 
your way : make it as sure as you can. So they 
went and made the sepulchre sure : sealing the 
stone, and setting a watch. 

After which the Priest shall not be censed, nor shall 
he kiss the Book, but having made the due reverence 
to the Holy Table, he shall depart with his Ministers. 
And going to the door of the Church, he shall proceed 
to bless the new fire and do that which followeth, except 
in places where these things be done in tJie night-time. 

EASTER EVEN 

At a suitable hour the Altars are covered, and the 
Offices said, but the candles on -the Altar are not 
lighted until the beginning of Mass. In the mean 
time fire is struck from a flint without the Church, 
and coals are kindled from the fire. 

The Office being finished, the Priest, vested in 
amice, alb, girdle, stole, and purple cope, or without 
the chasuble, accompanied by the Ministers with 
Cross, holy water, and incense, proceeds to the porch 
of the Church, if it may conveniently be done, or in 



Blessing of the Paschal Candle B 87 

the entrance of the Church itself, and blesses the 
new fire, saying : 

y. The Lord be with you. 
JR/. And with thy spirit. 

Let us pray. COLLECT. 

OGOD, who through thy Son, who is the true 
corner-stone, hast bestowed upon thy faithful 
people the fire of thy brightness : we beseech thee 
that thou wouldest sanct^ify this new fire, now 
struck by us from the flint-stone, to be profitable to 
our service : and grant unto us that by this paschal 
feast we may be so inflamed with heavenly desires ; 
that we may with pure hearts and minds attain unto 
the feast of thy eternal brightness. Through the 
same Christ our Lord. R/. Amen. 

Let us pray. 

OLORD GOD, Father Almighty, who art light 
unfailing and the father of all lights : we 
beseech thee so to bl^ess this light which hath here 
been sanctified and blessed in thy Name, who hast 
enlightened the whole world : that we may be en 
kindled by thy light and enlightened with the fire 
of thy brightness : and like as thou didst enlighten 
Moses going forth from the land of Egypt, so do 
thou at this time enlighten our hearts and under 
standings, that we may be found worthy to attain 
unto the light of everlasting life. Through Christ 
our Lord. R/. Amen. 

Let us pray. 

OLORD holy, Father Almighty, everlasting 
God : we pray thee that thou wouldest vouch 
safe to assist us who here do bless this fire in thy 



B88 Holy Saturday 

Name, and in the Name of thy only-begotten Son, 
Jesus Christ, our Lord and our God, and of the Holy 
Ghost ; and we beseech thee likewise to assist us 
against all the fiery darts of the enemy, and to en 
lighten us with thy heavenly grace : Who livest 
and reignest with the same thy only-begotten Son 
and the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without 
end. R/. Amen. 

Then shall he bless the five grains of incense 

that shall be put in the candle, saying, without any 
preface, this prayer following. 

WE beseech thee, Almighty God, to pour down 
on this incense the abundance of thy bless- 
^ing : and as thou, thyself unseen, art the re 
generator of all mankind, so now we pray thee 
kindle a light to lighten our darkness ; that both 
our sacrifice to be offered on this night may be made 
bright by the inward presence of thy holy light, and 
that all places wheresoever light shall be brought 
from this mystery here sanctified by us, may by the 
same be relieved from the crafts and assaults of the 
devil, and filled with the mighty power of thy 
heavenly majesty. Through Christ our Lord. 
R/. Amen. 

Tf And while he is blessing the grains of incense, 
an Acolyte takes some of the blessed coals and places 
them in the censer : and the above Prayer ended, the 
Priest sets incense in the censer from the boat, and 
blesses it in the customary manner. Then he thrice 
sprinkles with holy water the aforementioned grains 
of incense and the fire, saying : Thou shalt purge 
me with hyssop, without intoning it, nor adding the 
Psalm, and he censes them thrice. 

Meanwhile all the lights in the Church are extin- 



Blessing of the Paschal Candle 889 

guished, so that they may be presently lighted afresh 
from the New Fire. Then the Deacon, vesting him 
self in a white dalmatic, takes the reed upon the top 
of which are set three candles in the shape of a triangle. 
And the Thurifer goes first with an Acolyte, bearing 
in a basin the five grains of incense : the Subdeacon 
follows with the Cross, afterward the Clergy in due 
order : next the Deacon with the reed, and after him 
the Celebrant. When the Deacon has come into the 
Church, he lowers the reed, and an Acolyte bringing 
a taper lighted from the New Fire lights one of ting 
three candles on the reed : and the Deacon lifting 
up the reed, genuflects (all likewise genuflecting with 
him, save the Subdeacon who bears the Cross) 
and sings alone : 

The Light of Christ. R/. Thanks be to God. 

And going on to the middle of the Church, there 
another candle is lighted : and again genuflecting as 
before, he sings at a higher pitch : 

The Light of Christ. R/. Thanks be to God. 

The third time he goes up before the Altar, where 
the third candle is lighted : and genuflecting again 
as before, he sings at a pitch still higher : 

The Light of Christ. E/. Thanks be to God. 

Then the Celebrant goes up to the Lord's Table, at 
the Epistle horn : and the Deacon gives the reed to 
one of the Acolytes : and taking the book, asks a 
blessing from the Celebrant, as at the Gospel, the 
Priest saying : 

The Lord be in thy heart and lips : that rightly 
and meetly thou mayest proclaim his paschal 
praise : In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, 
^ and of the Holy Ghost. Amen. 



B 90 Holy Saturday 

Afterward he goes to the desk, and placing thereon 
the book, he censes it. Upon the right hand of the 
Deacon stand the Subdeacon with the Cross, and the 
Thurifer : upon his left hand stand two Acolytes, 
the one who holds the reed, and another having in a 
basin the five grains of blessed incense which are to 
be fixed in the candle. Then all rising and standing, 
as if for the Gospel, the Deacon sings : 

REJOICE now, all ye heavenly legions of 
Angels : all high things that pass under 
standing : fot the King that cometh with victory, 
let the trumpet proclaim salvation. Sing with joy, 
O earth, illumined with this celestial radiancy : 
and enlightened by the eternal God, thy glory, 
believe and know thou hast put away all the dark 
ness of all mankind. So likewise let our Mother, his 
holy Church, welcome the bright beams of light 
shed on her : and let his holy courts be filled with 
the praises of his people. I pray and beseech you 
therefore, dearly beloved, that all ye who here are 
present seeking this heavenly brightness, make 
your supplication with me to the Almighty, that he 
would shew forth his mercy toward me. That he 
who in my unworthiness numbered me among his 
Ministers and called me to do him service : so also 
may vouchsafe to lighten my darkness, making me 
meet to praise this gift of fire with thankfulness. 
Through Jesus Christ our Mediator and Redeemer : 
who liveth and reigneth with him in the unity of 
the Holy Ghost, one God. 

World without end. R/. Amen. 

/. The Lord be with you. R/. And with thy 
spirit, y. Lift up your hearts. R/. We lift them 



Blessing of the Paschal Candle B 91 

up to the Lord. y. Let us give thanks unto our 
Lord God. R/. It is meet and right so to do. 

IT is very meet and right, that with the service of 
our lips we should glorify and should praise 
with heart and soul God the Invisible and Almighty, 
and likewise his only-begotten Son, Jesus Christ, 
our Lord and Saviour. Who paid for us to the 
eternal Father the debt of Adam's transgression : 
and with his dear Blood wiped away the reproach 
of our former offences. Now therefore we sacrifice 
our Passover, wherein for us the very Lamb of God is 
slain, by whose Blood the doors of his faithful people 
are made holy. The night is come, wherein, when 
our fathers, the children of Israel, were led forth 
out of Egypt, thou dividest the sea and madest them 
to pass over as on dry land. Yea, the night is come, 
that with the fiery pillar hath purged away the 
darkness of our condemnation. The night is come, 
whereby all that believe in Christ upon the face of 
all the earth, delivered from this naughty world 
and out of the shadow of death, are renewed unto 
grace, and are made partakers of eternal life. The 
night is come, wherein the bonds of death were 
loosed, and Christ harrowing hell rose again in 
triumph. For wherefore should man be born into 
this world, save that being born he might be re 
deemed ? How wonderful then, O God, is thy 
loving-kindness unto us thy children ! Behold, 
what manner of love he hath bestowed upon us : 
who to redeem a servant, delivered up his only 
Son ! O wonderful providence of Adam's trans 
gression, that by such a death sin might be done 
away ! O blessed iniquity, for whose redemption 
such a price was paid by such a Saviour ! O night 



Holy Saturday 

verily blessed, to thee alone that time and that hour 
were made manifest, when our Saviour Christ rose 
again from death unto life ! The night is come, 
whereof David said : Behold the night is as clear 
as the day : Then shall my night be turned into 
day. The mystery therefore of this most holy night 
putteth to flight the deeds of darkness, purgeth 
away sin : restoreth innocence to the fallen, and 
gladness unto all them that mourn. Casteth out all 
hatred, bringeth peace to all mankind, and boweth 
down mighty princes. 

Here the Deacon fixes the five grains of blessed 
incense into the candle in the form of a Cross, on 
this wise : 

i 

425 
3 

THEREFORE, in this thy favourable time, 
accept, O holy Father, this our evening sacri 
fice of incense : which as at this time thy holy 
Church maketh before thee, and offereth to thee by 
the hands of thy servants, the works of the creatures 
which thou hast made. Ye hear, brethren, the 
meaning of this pillar we have set up, whereunto in 
God's honour the bright flame of fire doth set light. 

Here the Deacon lights the candle from one of the 
three tapers on the reed. 

Which though it be never so much divided, yet 
knoweth not variableness nor loseth ought of its 
splendour. For the wax that melteth doth but feed 
the flame, for thereunto have the creatures of God's 
hand brought it forth, that it should give light in 
darkness. Here the lamps are lighted. 



The Prophecies B 93 

O NIGHT, verily blessed, which did spoil the 
people of Egypt and magnified the Hebrews ! 
O night, wherein heaven and earth are joined, and 
mankind partake th with the Godhead. We pray 
thee, therefore, O most Merciful : that this candle 
which we have lighted and consecrated before thee 
in thine own Name, may continue to shine forth 
without ceasing, and may vanquish all the shades of 
darkness. That being accepted before thee as a 
sweet savour, it may be numbered with the lights 
that thou hast kindled. May the day-star find it 
burning when he dawneth into day. The day-star 
that riseth and knoweth not his going down. But 
coming forth from the places of darkness gladly 
giveth forth light unto all creation. We beseech 
thee, therefore, O most Merciful : that thou 
wouldest direct and guide us thy servants, and the 
hearts of all thy faithful family : and all those also 
that minister in thy service : especially N. our 
Chief Bishop and thy servant N. our Bishop, so 
helping us with continual grace, that we may pass 
our time in rest and quietness, in the glad solemnity 
of our Redemption. 

Through the same Jesus Christ our Mediator and 
Redeemer : Who liveth and reigneth with thee in 
the unity of the Holy Ghost : ever one God, world 
without end. R/. Amen, 

If The blessing of the candle ended, the Deacon, 
laying aside his white vestments, arrays himself in 
purple and goes to the Celebrant. And the Priest puts 
off his cope, and takes a maniple and chasuble of 
purple. Afterward are read the Prophecies, 
without any announcement, and at the end is not said, 
Thanks be to God. And, meanwhile, the Celebrant 



B 94 Holy Saturday 

reads them in a low voice at the Epistle horn of the 
Altar. At the end of each Prophecy is said the 
Prayer that followeth. And while the Prophecies are 
in reading^ or before the reading, the Priests put the 
questions to those that come to be baptized, and pre 
pare them for the Baptism. 



PROPHECY THE FIRST. 
Gen. i. 1-31 and 2. 1-2. 

IN the beginning God created the heaven and the 
earth. And the earth was without form, and 
void, and darkness was upon the face of the deep : 
and the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the 
waters. And God said : Let there be light. And 
there was light. And God saw the light, that it was 
good : and God divided the light from the darkness. 
And God called the light Day, and the darkness he 
called Night : and the evening and the morning 
were the first day. And God said : Let there be a 
firmament in the midst of the waters : and let it 
divide the waters from the waters. And God made 
the firmament, and divided the waters which were 
under the firmament from the waters which were 
above the firmament. And it was so. And God 
called the firmament Heaven : and the evening 
and the morning were the second day. And God 
said : Let the waters under the heaven be gathered 
together unto one place : and let the dry land 
appear. And it was so. And God called the dry 
land Earth : and the gathering together of the 
waters called he Seas. And God saw that it was 
good. And God said : Let the earth bring forth 
grass, the herb yielding seed, and .the fruit tree 
yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, 



The Prophecies 895 

upon the earth. And it was so. And the earth 
brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his 
kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was 
in itself, after his kind. And God saw that it was 
good. And the evening and the morning were the 
third day. And God said : Let there be lights in 
the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from 
the night, and let them be for signs, and for 
seasons, and for days, and years : and let them 
be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to 
give light upon the earth. And it was so. And 
God made two great lights : the greater light to 
rule the day : and the lesser light to rule the 
night. He made the stars also. And God set them 
in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon 
the earth, And to rule over the day and over the 
night, and to divide the light from the darkness. 
And God saw that it was good. And the evening 
and the morning were the fourth day. And God 
said : Let the waters bring forth abundantly the 
moving creature that hath life, and fowl that may 
fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven. 
And God created great whales, and every living 
creature that moveth, which the waters brought 
forth abundantly, after their kind, and every winged 
fowl after his kind. And God saw that it was good. 
And God blessed them, saying : Be fruitful, and 
multiply, and fill the waters in the seas : and let 
fowl multiply in the earth. And the evening and 
the morning were the fifth day. And God said : 
Let the earth bring forth the living creature after 
his kind : cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of 
the earth after his kind. And it was so. And God 
made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle 
after their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon 



B 96 Holy Saturday 

the earth after his kind* And God saw that it was 
good, and God said : Let us make man in our 
image, after our likeness : and let them have 
dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl 
of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the 
earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth 
upon the earth. So God created man in his own 
image : in the image of God created he him ; male 
and female created he them. And God blessed them, 
and God said unto them : Be fruitful, and multiply, 
and replenish the earth, and subdue it, and have 
dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl 
of the air, and over every living thing that moveth 
upon the earth. And God said : Behold, I have 
given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon 
the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the 
which is the fruit of a tree, yielding seed, to you it 
shall be for meat : and to every beast of the earth, 
and to every fowl of the air, and to every thing that 
creepeth upon the earth, wherein there is life, I have 
given every green herb for meat. And it was so. 
And God saw every thing that he had made : and, 
behold, it was very good. And the evening and the 
morning were the sixth day. Thus the heavens and 
the earth were finished, and all the host of them. 
And on the seventh day God ended his work which 
he had made : and he rested on the seventh day 
from all his work which he had made. 

Which ended, the Priest says : Let us pray. 
Deacon : Let us bow the knee, and Subdeacon : 
Arise. 

COLLECT. 

OGOD, who in a wondrous manner didst create 
the race of man, and still more wondrously 
hast redeemed the same : grant us, we beseech 



The Prophecies B 97 

thee ; so steadfastly to withstand all the crafts and 
devices of sin ; that we may be found worthy to 
attain to everlasting felicity. Through. 

PROPHECY THE SECOND. 
Gen. 5, 6, 7 and 8. 

ND Noah was five hundredy ears old, and Noah 
begat Shem, Ham, and Japheth. And it came 
to pass when men began to multiply on the face of 
the earth, and daughters were born unto them, 
That the sons of God saw the daughters of men 
that they were fair, and they took them wives of 
all which they chose. And the Lord said : My 
spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he 
also is flesh : yet his days shall be an hundred and 
twenty years. There were giants in the earth in 
those days. And also after that, when the sons of 
God came in unto the daughters of men, and they 
bare children to them, the same became mighty 
men which were of old, men of renown. And God 
saw that the wickedness of man was great in the 
earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts 
of his heart was only 'evil continually, and it 
repented the Lord that he had made man on the 
earth. And it grieved him at his heart, and the 
Lord said : I will destroy man whom I have created 
from the face of the earth, both man, and beast, 
and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air : 
for it repenteth me that I have made them. But 
Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord. These 
are the generations of Noah. Noah was a just man 
and perfect in his generations, and Noah walked 
with God. And Noah begat three sons, Shem, Ham, 
and Japheth. The earth also was corrupt before 
God, and the earth was filled with violence. And 



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God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was 
corrupt, (for all flesh had corrupted his way upon 
the earth) and God said unto Noah : The end of all 
flesh is come before me : for the earth is filled with 
violence through them, and, behold, I will destroy 
them with the earth. Make thee an ark of gopher 
wood : rooms shalt thou make in the ark, and 
shalt pitch it within and without with pitch. And 
this is the fashion which thou shalt make it of : 
The length of the ark shall be three hundred cubits, 
the breadth of it fifty cubits, and the height of it 
thirty cubits. A window shalt thou make to the 
ark, and in a cubit shalt thou finish it above : and 
the door of the ark shalt thou set in the side thereof : 
with lower, second, and third stories shalt thou 
make it. And, behold, I, even I, do bring a flood of 
waters upon the earth, to destroy all flesh, wherein 
is the breath of life, from under heaven. And every 
thing that is in the earth shall die. But with thee 
will I establish my covenant : and thou shalt come 
into the ark, thou, and thy sons and thy wife, and 
thy sons' wives with thee. And of every living 
thing of all flesh, two of every sort shalt thou bring 
into the ark to keep them alive with thee : they 
shall be male and female. Of fowls after their 
kind, and of cattle after their kind, of every 
creeping thing of the earth after his kind : two 
of every sort shall come unto thee to keep 
them alive. And take thou unto thee of all food 
that is eaten, and thou shalt gather it to thee : and 
it shall be for food for thee, and for them. Thus 
did Noah according to all that God commanded him, 
so did he. And Noah was six hundred years old 
when the flood of waters was upon the earth. The 
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broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened : 
and the rain was upon the earth forty days and 
forty nights. In the selfsame day entered Noah, 
and Shem, and Ham, and Japheth, the sons of Noah, 
and Noah's wife, and the three wives of his sons 
with them, into the ark : they, and every beast 
after his kind, and all the cattle after their kind, 
and every creeping thing that creepeth upon the 
earth after his kind, and every fowl after his kind, 
every bird of every sort. And the ark went upon 
the face of the waters. And the waters prevailed 
exceedingly upon the earth : and all the high hills, 
that were under the whole heaven, were covered. 
Fifteen cubits upward did the waters prevail, and 
the mountains were covered. And all flesh died 
that moved upon the earth, both of fowl, and of 
cattle, and of beast, and of every creeping thing 
that creepeth upon the earth. And Noah only 
remained alive, and they that were with him in the 
ark. And the waters prevailed upon the earth an 
hundred and fifty days. And God remembered 
Noah, and every living thing, and all the cattle that 
was with him in the ark, and God made a wind to 
pass over the earth, and the waters asswaged. The 
fountains also of the deep and the windows of 
heaven were stopped : and the rain from heaven 
was restrained. And the waters returned from off 
the earth continually : and after the end of the 
hundred and fifty days the waters were abated. And 
it came to pass at the end of forty days, that Noah 
opened the window of the ark which he had made, 
and he sent forth a raven, which went forth to and 
fro, until the waters were dried up from off the 
earth. Also he sent forth a dove from him, to see 
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ground ; But the dove found no rest for the sole 
of her foot, and she returned unto him into the ark : 
for the waters were on the face of the whole earth : 
then he put forth his hand, and took her, and pulled 
her in unto him into the ark. And he stayed yet 
other seven days, and again he sent forth the dove 
out of the ark ; And the dove came in to him in 
the evening, and, lo, in her mouth was an olive leaf 
pluckt off. So Noah knew that the waters were 
abated from off the earth. And he stayed yet other 
seven days : and sent forth the dove, which returned 
not again unto him any more. And God spake 
unto Noah, saying : Go forth of the ark, thou, and 
thy wife, and thy sons, and thy sons' wives with 
thee. Bring forth with thee every living thing that 
is with thee, of all flesh, both of fowl, and of cattle, 
and of every creeping thing that creepeth upon the 
earth : that they may breed abundantly in the 
earth, and be fruitful, and multiply upon the earth. 
And Noah went forth, and his sons, and his wife, 
and his sons' wives with him. Every beast, every 
creeping thing, and every fowl, and whatsoever 
creepeth upon the earth, after their kinds, went 
forth out of the ark. And Noah builded an altar 
unto the Lord : and took of every clean beast, 
and of every clean fowl, and offered burnt offer 
ings on the altar. And the Lord smelled a sweet 
savour. 

Let us pray. Let us bow the knee. R/. Arise. 

COLLECT. 

OGOD, who art strength unchanging and 
eternal light : look down, we pray thee, in 
mercy on thy holy Church, which thou hast so 
marvellously ordained, that by the effectual opera- 



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tion of thy continual providence, the work of man's 
salvation may be accomplished in all tranquillity ; 
and that, all mankind seeing the restoration of such 
things as are cast down, and the renewal of such 
things as are grown old, may understand aright, 
that like as through thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord 
all things were created, so through him they do 
now return to their perfection : Who liveth and 
reigneth. 

PROPHECY THE THIRD. 
Gen. 22. 1-19. 

IN those days : God did tempt Abraham, and said 
unto him : Abraham. And he said : Behold, 
here I am. And he said : Take now thy son, thine only 
son Isaac, whom thou lovest, and get thee into the 
land of Moriah : and offer him there for a burnt 
offering upon one of the mountains which I will tell 
thee of. And Abraham rose up early in the morning, 
and saddled his ass : and took two of his young men 
with him, and Isaac his son. And clave the wood 
for the burnt offering, and rose up, and went unto 
the place of which God had told him. Then on the 
third day Abraham lifted up his eyes, and saw the 
place afar off : and Abraham said unto his young 
men : Abide ye here with the ass : and I and the 
lad will go yonder and worship, and come again to 
you. And Abraham took the wood of the burnt 
offering, and laid it upon Isaac his son : and he 
took the fire in his hand, and a knife. And they 
went both of them together. And Isaac spake unto 
Abraham his father, and said : My father. And he 
said : Here am I, my son. And he said : Behold 
the fire and the wood : but where is the lamb for 



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a burnt offering ? And Abraham said : My son, 
God will provide himself a lamb for a burnt offering. 
So they went both of them together : and they came 
to the place which God had told him of, and Abraham 
built an altar there, and laid the wood in order : and 
bound Isaac his son, and laid him on the altar upon 
the wood. And Abraham stretched forth his hand 
and took the knife to slay his son. And the Angel 
of the Lord called unto him out of heaven, and said : 
Abraham, Abraham : And he said : Here am I. 
And he said : Lay not thine hand upon the lad, 
neither do thou any thing unto him : for now I 
know that thou fearest God, seeing thou hast not 
withheld thy son, thine only son from me. And 
Abraham lifted up his eyes, and looked, and behold 
behind him a ram caught in a thicket by his horns : 
and Abraham went and took the ram, and offered 
him up for a burnt offering in the stead of his son. 
And Abraham called the name of that place 
Jehovah-jireh. As it is said to this day : In the 
mount of the Lord it shall be seen. And the angel 
of the Lord called unto Abraham out of heaven the 
second time, And said : By myself have I sworn, 
saith the Lord : for because thou hast done this 
thing, and hast not withheld thy son, thine only 
son : That in blessing I will bless thee, and in mul 
tiplying I will multiply thy seed as the stars of the 
heaven, and as the sand which is upon the sea shore : 
and thy seed shall possess the gate of his enemies, 
And in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be 
blessed ; because thou hast obeyed my voice. So 
Abraham returned unto his young men, and they 
rose up and went together to Beer-sheba, and 
Abraham dwelt at Beer-sheba. 

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COLLECT. 

OGOD, Almighty Father of them that put their 
trust in thee, who hast spread abroad through 
out all the world the grace of adoption to the in 
creasing of thy children of promise : who dost like 
wise, through this Paschal Sacrament, fulfil the 
oath which thou didst swear unto Abraham thy 
servant, to make him the father of all nations ; 
grant, we pray thee, unto all thy peoples that they 
may rightly and worthily enter upon the grace of 
thy calling. Through. 

PROPHECY THE FOURTH. 
Exod. 14. 24-31 and 15. i. 

IN those days : It came to pass, that in the 
morning watch the Lord looked unto the host 
of the Egyptians through the pillar of fire and of 
the cloud, and troubled the host of the Egyptians : 
and took off their chariot wheels, that they drave 
them heavily. So that the Egyptians said : Let us 
flee from the face of Israel : for the Lord fighteth 
for them against the Egyptians. And the Lord said 
unto Moses : Stretch out thine hand over the sea, 
that the waters may come again upon the Egyptians, 
upon their chariots, and upon their horsemen. 
And Moses stretched forth his hand over the sea, 
and the sea returned to his strength : and the 
Egyptians fled against it, and the Lord overthrew 
the Egyptians in the midst of the sea. And the 
waters returned, and covered the chariots, and the 
horsemen, and all the host of Pharaoh that came 
into the' sea after them : there remained not so 
much as one of them. But the children of Israel 
walked upon dry land in the midst of the sea, and 
the waters were a wall unto them on their right 



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hand, and on their left : thus the Lord saved Israel 
that day out of the hand of the Egyptians. And 
Israel saw the Egyptians dead upon the sea shore, 
and Israel saw that great work which the Lord did 
upon the Egyptians : and the people feared the 
Lord, and believed the Lord, and his servant Moses. 
Then sang Moses and the children of Israel this 
song unto the Lord, and spake, saying : 

TRACT. Exod. 15. We will sing unto the Lord : 
for he hath triumphed gloriously : the horse and 
his rider hath he thrown into the sea : the Lord is 
my strength and song, and he is become my salva 
tion, y. He is my God, and I will prepare him an 
habitation : my father's God, and I will exalt him. 
y. The Lord is a man of war : the Lord is his 
name. 

Let us pray. Let us bow the knee. R/. Arise. 

COLLECT. 

OGOD, who hast ordained that thy mighty 
works of old should enlighten even this our 
present generation : who didst by the mighty de 
fence of thy right hand deliver one people from 
persecution in the land of Egypt to be a figure of 
the salvation of all nations by the washing of re 
generation : grant, we pray thee ; that the fullness 
of all mankind, being delivered from its present 
bondage^ may be made sons of Abraham and worthy 
members cf thy true Israel. Through. 

PROPHECY THE FIFTH. 
Is. 54. 17 and 55. i-n. 

THIS is the heritage of the servants of the 
Lord : and their righteousness is of me, 
saith the Lord. Ho, every one that thirsteth, come 



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ye to the waters : and he that hath no money, 
come ye, buy, and eat : yea, come, buy wine and 
milk without money and without price. Wherefore 
do ye spend money for that which is not bread and 
your labour for that which satisfieth not ? hearken 
diligently unto me, and eat ye that which is good, 
and let your soul delight itself in fatness. Incline 
your ear, and come unto me : hear, and your soul 
shall live, and I will make an everlasting covenant 
with you, even the sure mercies of David. Behold, 
I have given him for a witness to the people, a 
leader and commander to the people. Behold, 
thou shalt call a nation that thou knowest not : 
and nations that knew not thee shall run unto thee 
because of the Lord thy God, and for the Holy One 
of Israel, for he hath glorified thee. Seek ye the 
Lord while he may be found : call ye upon him 
while he is near. Let the wicked forsake his way, 
and the unrighteous man his thoughts : and let 
him return unto the Lord, and he will have mercy 
upon him, and to our God : for he will abundantly 
pardon. For my thoughts are not your thoughts : 
neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord. 
For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so 
are my ways higher than your ways, and my 
thoughts than your thoughts. For as the rain 
cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and 
returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and 
maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give 
seed to the sower, and bread to the eater : so shall 
my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth : it 
shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish 
that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing 
whereto I sent it : saith the Lord Almighty. 
Let us pray. Let us bow the knee. R/. Arise. 



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COLLECT. 

ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, who didst 
jTV swear unto the faith of our forefathers that 
they should by thy holy adoption be made the 
fathers of many : increase and multiply, we pray 
thee, to the honour of thy Name, the sons of promise ; 
that, like as they of old doubted not thine oath, so 
thy Church in our time may see in due measure the 
fulfilment of the same. Through. 

PROPHECY THE SIXTH. 
Baruch 3. 9-38. 

HEAR, Israel, the commandments of life : give 
ear to understand wisdom. How happeneth 
it, Israel, that thou art in thine enemies' land, that 
thou art waxen old in a strange country, that thou 
art denied with the dead, that thou art counted 
with them that go down into the grave ? Thou hast 
forsaken the fountain of wisdom. For if thou hadst 
walked in the way of God, thou shouldest have 
dwelled in peace for ever. Learn where is wisdom, 
where is strength, where is understanding : that 
thou mayest know also where is length of days, and 
life, where is the light of the eyes, and peace. Who 
hath found out her place ? or who hath come into 
her treasures ? Where are the princes of the heathen 
become, and such as ruled the beasts upon the 
earth ; they that had their pastime with the fowls 
of the air, and they that hoarded up silver and gold, 
wherein men trust, and made no end of their getting ? 
For they that wrought in silver, and were so careful, 
and whose works are unsearchable. They are 
vanished and gone down to the grave, and others are 
come up in their steads. Young men have seen 



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light, and dwelt upon the earth : but the way of 
knowledge have they not known, nor understood 
the paths thereof, nor laid hold of it : their children 
were far off from that way. It hath not been heard 
of in Chanaan, neither hath it been seen in Theman. 
The Agarenes that seek wisdom upon earth, the 
merchants of Meran and of Theman, the authors of 
fables, and searchers out of understanding ; none 
of these have known the way of wisdom, or remem 
ber her paths. O Israel, how great is the house of 
God ! and how large is the place of his possession ! 
Great, and hath none end ; high, and unmeasurable. 
There were the giants famous from the beginning, 
that were of so great stature, and so expert in war. 
Those did not the Lord choose, neither gave he 
the way of knowledge unto them : but they were 
destroyed, because they had no wisdom, and perished 
through their own foolishness. Who hath gone up 
into heaven, and taken her, and brought her down 
from the clouds ? Who hath gone over the sea, 
and found her, and will bring her for pure gold ? 
No man knoweth her way, nor thinketh of her path. 
But he that knoweth all things knoweth her, and 
hath found her out with his understanding : he 
that prepared the earth for evermore hath filled it 
with fourfooted beasts : He that sendeth forth 
light, and it goeth, calleth it again, and it obeyeth 
him with fear. The stars shined in their watches, 
and rejoiced : when he calleth them, they say : 
Here we be ; and so with cheerfulness they shewed 
light unto him that made them. This is our God, 
and there shall none other be accounted of in com 
parison of him. He hath found out all the way of 
knowledge, and hath given it unto Jacob his ser 
vant, and to Israel his beloved. Afterward did he 



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shew himself upon earth, and conversed with 
men. 

Let us pray. Let us bow the knee. R/. Arise. 

COLLECT. 

OGOD, who by the calling of the nations dost 
ever multiply thy holy Church : mercifully 
grant ; that they whom thou dost cleanse by the 
waters of baptism may be defended by thy perpetual 
and ready help. Through. 

PROPHECY THE SEVENTH. 
Ezek. 37. 1-14. 

IN those days : The hand of the Lord was upon 
me, and carried me out in the spirit of the Lord : 
and set me down in the midst of the valley which 
was full of bones : and caused me to pass by them 
round about : and, behold, there were very many 
in the open valley, and, lo, they were very dry. And 
he said unto me : Son of man, can these bones live ? 
And I answered : O Lord God, thou knowest. 
Again he said unto me : Prophesy upon these 
bones : and say unto them : O ye dry bones, hear 
the word of the Lord. Thus saith the Lord God 
unto these bones : Behold, I will cause breath to 
enter into you, and ye shall live. And I will lay 
sinews upon you, and will bring up flesh upon you, 
and cover you with skin : and put breath in you, 
and ye shall live, and ye shall know that I am the 
Lord. So I prophesied as I was commanded : and 
as I prophesied, there was a noise, and behold a 
shaking : and the bones came together, bone to 
his bone. And when I beheld, lo, the sinews and the 
flesh came up upon them : and the skin covered 
them above ; but there was no breath in them. 



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Then said he unto me : Prophesy unto the wind, 
prophesy, son of man, and say to the wind : Thus 
saith the Lord God : Come from the four winds, 
O breath, and breathe upon these slain, that they 
may live. So I prophesied as he commanded me : 
and the breath came into them, and they lived : 
and stood up upon their feet, an exceeding great 
army. Then he said unto me : Son of man, these 
bones are the whole house of Israel : behold, they 
say : Our bones are dried, and our hope is lost ; we 
are cut off for our parts. Therefore prophesy and 
say unto them : Thus saith the Lord God : Behold, 

my people, I will open your graves, and cause you 
to come up out of your graves : and bring you into 
the land of Israel. And ye shall know that I am 
the Lord, when I have opened your graves, O my 
people, and brought you up out of your graves : 
and shall put my spirit in you, and ye shall live, and 

1 shall place you in your own land : saith the Lord 
Almighty. 

Let us pray. Let us bow the knee. R/. Arise. 

COLLECT. 

OGOD, who both in thy former and in thy 
latter Covenant hast taught us to observe the 
Sacrament of thy passover : grant unto us, so to 
understand aright the designs of thy mercy ; that 
we receiving these thy present gifts may be stab- 
lished in the steadfast expectation of those that are 
to come. Through. 



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PROPHECY THE EIGHTH. 

Is. 4. i-6. 

N that day seven women shall take hold of one 
man, saying : We will eat our own bread, and 



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wear our own apparel : only let us be called by thy 
name, to take away our reproach. In that day 
shall the branch of the Lord be beautiful and 
glorious, and the fruit of the earth shall be excellent 
and comely for them that are escaped of Israel. 
And it shall come to pass : That he that is left in 
Zion, and he that remaineth in Jerusalem, shall be 
called holy, even every one that is written among 
the living in Jerusalem. When the Lord shall have 
washed away the filth of the daughters of Zion, and 
shall have purged the blood of Jerusalem from the 
midst thereof by the spirit of judgment, and by the 
spirit of burning. And the Lord will create upon 
every dwelling place of mount Zion, and upon her 
assemblies, a cloud and smoke by day, and the 
shining of a flaming fire by night : for upon all the 
glory shall be a defence. And there shall be a taber 
nacle for a shadow in the daytime from the heat, 
and for a place of refuge, and for a covert from 
storm and from rain. 

TRACT. Is. 5. My well-beloved hath a vineyard 
in a very fruitful hill : y. And he fenced it and 
gathered out the stones thereof : and planted it 
with the choicest vine, and built a tower in the 
midst of it. ^ . And also made a winepress therein : 
for the vineyard of the Lord of hosts is the house of 
Israel. 

Let us pray. Let us bow the knee. R/. Arise. 

COLLECT. 

OGOD, who by the mouth of, thy holy prophets 
hast manifested thyself before all the children 
of the Church, to be in all places of thy dominion, to 
be the sower of good seed and the husbandman of 
thine elect branches : grant unto thy peoples, that, 



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the vineyard of thy planting and the harvest of thy 
sowing being purged of all thorns and briars, they 
may be made to bring forth worthy fruit in abun 
dance. Through. 

PROPHECY THE NINTH. 
Exod. 12. i ii. 

IN those days : The Lord spake unto Moses and 
Aaron in the land of Egypt, saying : This 
month shall be unto you the beginning of months : 
it shall be the first month of the year to you. Speak 
ye unto all the congregation of Israel, saying : In 
the tenth day of this month they shall take to them 
every man a lamb, according to the house of their 
fathers, a lamb for an house. And if the household 
be too little for the lamb, let him and his neighbour 
next unto his house take it according to the number 
of the souls, every man according to his eating shall 
make your count for the lamb. Your lamb shall be 
without blemish, a male of the first year : ye shall 
take it out from the sheep, or from the goats. And 
ye shall keep it up until the fourteenth day of the 
same month : and the whole assembly of the con 
gregation of Israel shall kill it in the evening. And 
they shall take of the blood, and strike it on the two 
side posts and on the upper door post of the houses, 
wherein they shall eat it. And they shall eat the 
flesh in that night, roast with fire, and unleavened 
bread, and with bitter herbs they shall eat it. Eat 
not of it raw, nor sodden at all with water, but roast 
with fire : his head with his legs, and with the pur- 
tenance thereof. And ye shall let nothing of it 
remain until the morning. And that which re- 
maineth of it until the morning ye shall burn with 
fire. And thus shall ye eat it : With your loins 



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girded, your shoes on your feet, and your staff in 
your hand, and ye shall eat it in haste : it is the 
Lord's Passover. 

Let us pray. Let us bow the knee. R/. Arise. 

COLLECT. 

ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, who art 
JL\. wondrous in the governance of all thy works : 
grant unto thy people a right understanding ; that 
like as in the beginning thou didst of thy excellent 
wisdom create the world, so thou didst in the end 
yet more wondrously redeem the same by suffering 
Christ our Passover to be sacrificed for us : Who 
liveth and reigneth. 

PROPHECY THE TENTH. 
Jonah 3. i-io. 

IN those days : The word of the Lord came unto 
Jonah the second time, saying : Arise, go unto 
Nineveh, that great city : and preach unto it the 
preaching that I bid thee. So Jonah arose, and went 
unto Nineveh, according to the word of the Lord. 
Now Nineveh was an exceeding great city of three 
days' journey. And Jonah began to enter into the 
city a day's journey : and he cried, and said : Yet 
forty days, and Nineveh shall be overthrown. So 
the people of Nineveh believed God : and pro 
claimed a fast, and put on sackcloth, from the 
greatest of them even to the least of them. For 
word came unto the king of Nineveh : and he arose 
from his throne, and he laid his robe from him, and 
covered him with sackcloth, and sat in ashes. And 
he caused it to be proclaimed and published through 
Nineveh by the decree of the king and his nobles, 



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saying : Let neither man nor beast, herd nor flock, 
taste any thing : let them not feed, nor drink water : 
But let man and beast be covered with sackcloth, 
and cry mightily unto God, yea, let them turn every 
one from his evil way, and from the violence that 
is in their hands. Who can tell if God will turn and 
repent : and turn away from his fierce anger, that 
we perish not ? And God saw their works, that 
they turned from their evil way : and God repented 
of the evil, that he had said that he would do unto 
them. 

Let us pray. Let us bow the knee. R/. Arise. 

COLLECT. 

OGOD, who hast united the diversity of nations 
in the confession of thy Name : grant unto 
us that we may both desire the things that thou 
commandest, and by thy merciful guidance perform 
the same ; that all thy people whom thou hast 
called to everlasting life may agree in unity of faith 
and in righteousness of conversation. Through. 

PROPHECY THE ELEVENTH. 
Deut. 31. 22-30. 

IN those days : Moses wrote this song, and taught 
it the children of Israel. And he gave Joshua the 
son of Nun a charge, and said : Be strong and of a 
good courage : for thou shalt bring the children of 
Israel into the land which I sware unto them, and 
I will be with thee. And it came to pass, when 
Moses had made an end of writing the words of this 
law in a book, until they were finished : That Moses 
commanded the Levites, which bare the ark of the 
covenant of the Lord, saying : Take this book of 



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the law, and- put it in the side of the ark of the 
covenant of the Lord your God : that it may be 
there for a witness against thee. For I know thy 
rebellion, and thy stiff neck. Behold, while I am 
yet alive with you this day, ye have been rebellious 
against the Lord ; and how much more after my 
death ? Gather unto me all the elders of your tribes, 
and your officers, that I may speak these words in 
their ears, and call heaven and earth to record 
against them. For I know that after my death ye 
will utterly corrupt yourselves, and turn aside from 
the way which I have commanded you : and evil 
will befall you in the latter days, because ye will do 
evil in the sight of the Lord, to provoke him to 
anger through the work of your hands. And Moses 
spake in the ears of all the congregation of Israel 
the words of this song, until they were ended. 

TRACT. Deut. 32. Give ear, ye heavens, and 
I will speak : and hear, O earth, the words of my 
mouth, y. My doctrine shall drop as the rain : 
my speech shall distil as the dew. y. As the small 
rain upon the tender herb, and as the showers upon 
the grass : because I will publish the Name of the 
Lord : y. Ascribe ye greatness unto our God : he 
is the rock, his work is perfect, for all his ways are 
judgment : y. A God of truth and without iniquity : 
just and right is he. 

Let us pray. Let us bow the knee. R/. Arise. 

COLLECT. 

OGOD, who dost exalt them that are of low 
estate, and dost stablish them that stand 
upright : who didst likewise by thy holy servant 
Moses so vouchsafe to teach thy people to sing 



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praises to thy honour, that thy law by them repeated 
might be profitable for our guidance : raise up, we 
pray thee, thy power among the fullness of the 
nations whom thou hast justified ; that they, being 
delivered from the fear of thy wrath, may rejoice 
in the plenteous remission of all their sins, and 
being warned to flee from the judgment of thy 
vengeance may be delivered from the same unto 
everlasting salvation. Through. 



PROPHECY THE TWELFTH. 
Dan. 3. 1-24. 

IN those days : Nebuchadnezzar the king made 
an image of gold, whose height was threescore 
cubits, and the breadth thereof six cubits, he set it 
up in the plain of Dura, in the province of Babylon. 
Then Nebuchadnezzar the king sent to gather 
together the princes, the governors, and the cap 
tains, the judges, the treasurers, the counsellors, 
the sheriffs, and all the rulers of the provinces, to 
come to the dedication of the image which Nebu 
chadnezzar the king had set up. Then the princes, 
the governors, and captains, the judges, the 
treasurers, the counsellors, the sheriffs, and all the 
rulers of the provinces, were gathered together unto 
the dedication of the image that Nebuchadnezzar 
the king had set up ; and they stood before the 
image that Nebuchadnezzar had set up. Then an 
herald cried aloud : To you it is commanded, O 
people, nations, and languages : That at what time 
ye hear the sound of the cornet, flute, harp, sackbut, 
psaltery, dulcimer, and all kinds of musick, ye fall 
down and worship the golden image that Nebuchad 
nezzar the king hath set up. And whoso falleth not 



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down and worshippeth shall the same hour be cast 
into the midst of a burning fiery furnace. Therefore 
at that time, when all the people heard the sound of 
the cornet, flute, harp, sackbut, psaltery, and all 
kinds of musick : all the people, the nations, and 
the languages, fell down and worshipped the golden 
image that Nebuchadnezzar the king had set up. 
Wherefore at that time certain Chaldeans came near, 
and accused the Jews. They spake and said to the 
king Nebuchadnezzar : O king, live for ever : thou, 
O king, hast made a decree, that every man that 
shall hear the sound of the cornet, flute, harp, sack- 
but, psaltery, and dulcimer, and all kinds of musick, 
shall fall down and worship the golden image : 
And whoso falleth not down and worshippeth, that 
he should be cast into the midst of a burning fiery 
furnace. There are certain Jews whom thou hast 
set over the affairs of the province of Babylon, 
Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego : these men, 
O king, have not regarded thee : they serve not 
thy gods, nor worship the golden image which thou 
hast set up. Then Nebuchadnezzar in his rage and 
fury commanded to bring Shadrach, Meshach, and 
Abed-nego. Then they brought these men before 
the king. Nebuchadnezzar spake and said unto 
them : Is it true, O Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed- 
nego, do not ye serve my gods, nor worship the 
golden image which I have set up ? Now if ye be 
ready that at what time ye hear the sound of the 
cornet, flute, harp, sackbut, psaltery, and dulcimer, 
and all kinds of musick, ye fall down and worship 
the image which I have made : well :- but if ye 
worship not, ye shall be cast the same hour into the 
midst of a burning fiery furnace : and who is that 
God that shall deliver you out of my hands ? 



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Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego, answered and 
said to the king : O Nebuchadnezzar, we are not 
careful to answer thee in this matter. If it be so, 
our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from 
the burning fiery furnace, and he will deliver us out 
of thine hand, O king. But if not, be it known unto 
thee, O king, that we will not serve thy gods, nor 
worship the golden image which thou hast set up. 
Then was Nebuchadnezzar full of fury : and the 
form of his visage was changed against Shadrach, 
Meshach, and Abed-nego, therefore he spake, and 
commanded that they should heat the furnace one 
seven times more than it was wont to be heated. 
And he commanded the most mighty men that were 
in his army to bind Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed- 
nego, and to cast them into the burning fiery fur 
nace. Then these men were bound in their coats, 
their hosen, and their hats, and their other gar 
ments, and were cast into the midst of the burning 
fiery furnace. Therefore because the king's com 
mandment was urgent, and the furnace exceeding 
hot, the flame of the fire slew those men that took 
up Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego. And these 
three men, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego, fell 
down bound into the midst of the burning fiery 
furnace. And they walked in the midst of the flame 
praising God, and blessing the Lord. 

Let us bow the knee is not said here, but only : 

Let us pray. COLLECT. 

ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, the only hope 
of all mankind, who by the preaching of thy 
holy Prophets hast prefigured the mysteries of these 
our generations : mercifully grant ; that, foras 
much as without thy inspiration thy faithful people 



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cannot increase in godliness, they may obtain of 
thee the abundant fulfilment of all their desires. 
Through. 11141 -Q 

And these ended, if there be a Font for Baptism in 
the Church, the Priest who is to bless the Pont 
vests himself in a purple cope, and preceded by the 
Cross, with candles and the Paschal Candle lighted, 
comes to the Font with the Clergy and the Ministers, 
ready vested : meanwhile is sung the following : 

TRACT. Ps. 42. Like as the hart desireth the 
water-brooks : so longeth my soul after thee, O 
God. y. My soul is athirst for God, yea, even for 
the living God : when shall I come to appear before 
the presence of God ? "f. My tears have been my 
meat day and night, while they daily say unto me : 
Where is now thy God ? 

Then the Priest before he goes in to bless the Font, 
says this Prayer near by : 

y. The Lord be with you. R/. And with thy 
spirit. 

Let us pray. COLLECT. 

ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, mercifully 
,/~Y look upon the devout prayers of thy servants 
now seeking regeneration and desiring the fountain 
of thy waters, even as the hart desireth the water- 
brooks : and of thy goodness grant that they who 
thirst after thy faith may in this mystery of thy 
holy Baptism obtain sanctification both of body and 
soul. Through. R/. Amen. 

Afterward he proceeds to bless the Font, saying : 

y. The Lord be with you. R/. And with thy 
spirit. 



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Let us pray. COLLECT. 

ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, assist, we 
j[\. pray thee, this mystery and Sacrament of thy 
infinite loving-kindness : and for the regeneration 
of these persons now seeking to be born again in the 
waters of Baptism send forth upon them the spirit 
of adoption ; that this office and ministry of us thy 
unworthy servants may effectually be fulfilled in 
them by thy mighty power. Through Jesus Christ 
thy Son our Lord : Who liveth and reigneth in the 
unity of the Holy Ghost. 

Raising his voice to the tone of the Preface, he 
proceeds with joined hands : 

Ever one God, World without end. R/. Amen. 
y. The Lord be with you. R/. And with thy spirit. 
y. Lift up your hearts. R/. We lift them up unto 
the Lord. y. Let us give thanks unto our Lord 
God. R/. It is meet and right so to do. 

IT is very meet, right, and our bounden duty that 
we should at all times, and in all places, give 
thanks unto thee, O Lord holy, Father almighty, 
Everlasting God. Who, working by thy invisible 
power, dost wonderfully bestow upon thy servants 
effectual means of grace : And though we be un 
worthy to be partakers of these holy mysteries : 
Thou leavest us not destitute of the gifts of thy 
grace, but mercifully inclinest thine ear to these 
our supplications. O God, whose Spirit moved over 
the waters, when the earth was without form and 
void at its creation : that even then the face of the 
waters might receive the virtue of purging all de 
filement : O God, who for the destruction of sinners 
didst once drown all the world, and by the saving 
of eight persons didst shew forth in a figure our 



B 120 Holy Saturday 

regeneration : that by the mystery of this one 
element of water thou mightest make an end of 
sin, and give birth unto righteousness. Regard 
favourably, O Lord, the prayers of this thy family, 
and make the grace of thy regeneration to abound 
in us, for thou dost with the rivers of thy plenteous 
mercy make glad the city of thy redeemed : and 
openest unto us fountains of blessing through the 
whole world for the healing of nations : that, at 
the Word of thy majesty, grace may be bestowed 
on it from thine only Son, through the Holy Ghost. 
Here tJie Priest divides with his open hand the 
water in the form of a Cross, and forthwith wiping 
his hand with a napkin, says : 

May he sanctify by the secret operation of his 
power this water to the mystical washing away of 
sin : that having received sanctification, and being 
born again without spot of defilement, it may be 
found a new creature, that springeth from the 
living water : That young and old, both men and 
women, that henceforth shall be baptized herein, 
may all become thy children and heirs of thy 
heavenly promises. Speak the word, O Lord, and 
drive away speedily unclean spirits and all things 
that may hurt us : banish from us by thy Name 
all the snares and assaults of the devil. And may 
our ghostly enemy have no power at all to encompass 
us : to deceive our hearts by his subtilty : to 
waylay us in secret : and spread abroad the leaven 
of malice. 

He touches the water with his hand. 

May this holy, and undefiled creation, seeing that 
the son of wickedness may not approach it, nor the 
stain of iniquity come near to defile it, be a fountain 



Blessing of the Font B 121 

that doth regenerate, streams that do purify : may 
all they that by this means shall be dedicated before 
thee, by the operation of the Holy Ghost, receive the 
grace of redemption and remission of their offences. 

He makes three crosses over the Font, saying : 

Therefore do I hallow thee, O thou gift of water, 
by God ^ that liveth, by God ^ the faithful, by God 
^ the holy : by God, who in the beginning by his 
word divided the land from thee : by whose Spirit 
the waters were overshadowed. 

Here he divides the water with his hand, and 
scatters it towards the four corners of the earth, 
saying : 

Who did ordain that thou shouldst issue out of 
Eden and be parted from thence diversely, giving 
plenty to all his creation. Likewise in the desert of 
Marah he did turn thy bitterness into sweetness, and 
made thee to come forth out of the rock for his 
people. In the Name of his only Son our Saviour 
Jesus Christ do I hal^low thee, Gift of water : for 
he did change thee into wine in proof of his omni 
potence, when he was bidden to the wedding at 
Cana. Who walked upon thee to his disciples : and 
was baptized in thee in Jordan, making John his 
minister. Who moreover did mingle thee with 
Blood from his side at his passion : and commanded 
his faithful servants, that believing they should be 
washed in thee, saying : Go ye, and teach all 
nations, and baptize them in the Name of theTather, 
and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. 

Changing his voice, he proceeds in the tone of the 
Lesson : 



B 122 Holy Saturday 

A LMIGHTY GOD, mercifully assist our prayers, 
J~\ who here observe these thy commandments : 
and of thy great goodness prosper our petitions. 

He breathes thrice on to the water in the form of a 
cross, saying : 

Enable by thy word and power the weakness of 
this water : that like as by nature it doeth service 
unto the purifying of the body, so by thy grace it 
may effectually cleanse our souls. 

Here the Priest lowers the Candle into the water a 
little way : and going back to the tone of the Preface, 



May the power of the Holy Ghost be poured out 
on this Font we have filled. 

Then taking the Candle out of the water, he dips it 
again more deeply, repeating : May the power. 
Afterward the Candle is again taken out of the water 
and the third time is dipped to the bottom of the Font, 
the Priest repeating at a still higher pitch : May the 
power, as above. And then breathing thrice on the 
water in this form ^, he proceeds : 

And make this water to be effectual unto the 
washing away of transgression. 

The Candle is taken out of the water, and he 
continues : 

May every stain of our iniquity here be cleansed : 
may our nature be restored to its perfect fashion 
ing, and be conformed again to thine own image of 
righteousness, may it be redeemed from the old sins 
of its conversation : that every person, being born 
again by the sacrament he hath here received, may 
be restored verily unto the innocence of thy children. 
And the rest he reads : Through Jesus Christ thy 



Blessing of the Font B 123 

Son our Lord. Who shall come to judge the quick 
and the dead, and the world by fire. R/. Amen. 

Then the water that has been blessed is sprinkled 
over the people by the assisting Priests. And mean 
time, one of the ministers of the Church takes out a 
quantity of the water in a large vessel, so that it may 
be kept for blessing houses and other places. Which 
done, the Priest who is blessing the Font pours into 
the water in the form of a cross some of the oil of the 
Catechumens, saying with an audible voice : 

May this Oil of salvation make this font holy, 
and cause it to multiply that those who find herein 
their new birth may come to life everlasting. 
R/. Amen. 

Then he pours in some of the Chrism in the samt 
manner as before, saying : 

May this mingling of the Chrism of Jesus Christ 
our Lord, and of the Holy Ghost the Paraclete, be 
wrought in the Name of the most holy Trinity. 
R/. Amen. 

Lastly he takes both phials of these oils and pours 
them both together in the form of a cross, saying : 

May this commingling of the Chrism of salvation 
and of the Oil of unction and of the Water of Baptism 
likewise be wrought in the Name of the Farther, 
and of the S^on, and of the Holy >J< Ghost. 
R/ Amen. 

TJien he mingles the Oil and water, and scatters it 
over the Font with his hand. If there are any to be 
baptized, he baptizes them after the usual manner. 
Then the Priest and Ministers return to the Altar 
and the Litany is sung by two Cantors, and the Choir 
repeat it also together, as is directed below. 



B 124 Holy Saturday 

If But where there is no baptismal Font, when the 
last Prophecy and Collect is ended, the Celebrant lays 
aside his chasuble, and with the Ministers lies pros 
trate before the Altar : and all kneeling, the Litany 
is chanted by two Cantors in the midst of the 
Quire, and both sides of the Choir make the responses 
together. But when they come to y. We sinners 
beseech thee to hear us, the Priest and Ministers 
arise, and go to the Sacristy to array themselves in 
white vestments for the solemn Mass : and mean 
while the Altar candles are lighted. At the end of 
the Litany Kyrie eleison is solemnly intoned, and 
repeated as in the Mass on ordinary days. 

KYRIE el6ison. Christe el&son. Kyrie elison. 
Christ hear us. 
O Christ graciously hear us. 

O God the Father of heaven, have mercy upon us. 
O God the Son, Redeemer of the World, have mercy 

upon us. 

O God the Holy Ghost, have mercy upon us. 
Holy Trinity, one God, have mercy upon us. 
Holy St. Mary, pray for us sinners. 

Holy Mother of God, pray. 

Holy Virgin of virgins, pray. 

Holy St. Michael, pray. 

Holy St. Gabriel, pray. 

Holy St. Raphael, pray. 

All ye holy Angels and Archangels, pray. 

All ye holy orders of blessed Spirits, pray. 

Holy St. John the Baptist, pray. 

Holy St. Joseph, pray. 

All ye holy Patriarchs and Prophets, pray. 

Holy St. Peter, pray. 

Holy St. Paul, pray. 



Holy Saturday B 125 

Holy St. Andrew, pray. 

Holy St. John, pray. 

All ye holy Apostles and Evangelists, pray. 

All ye holy Disciples of the Lord, pray. 

Holy St. Stephen, pray. 

Holy St. Lawrence, pray. 

Holy St. Vincent, pray. 

All ye holy Martyrs, pray. 

Holy St. Sylvester, pray. 

Holy St. Gregory, pray. 

Holy St. Augustine, pray. 

All ye holy Bishops and Confessors, pray. 

All ye holy Doctors> pray. 

Holy St. Anthony, pray. 

Holy St. Benedict, pray. 

Holy St. Dominic, pray. 

Holy St. Francis, pray. 

All ye holy Priests and Levites, pray. 

All ye holy Monks and Hermits, pray. 

Holy St. Mary Magdalene, pray. 

Holy St. Agnes, pray. 

Holy St. Cecilia, pray. 

Holy St. Agatha, pray. 

Holy St. Anastasia, pray. 

All ye holy Virgins and Widows, pray. 
All ye holy Saints of God, intercede for us sinners. 

Be thou merciful, Spare us, good Lord. 

Be thou merciful, Hear us, good Lord. 

From all evil, good Lord deliver us. 

From all deadly sin, good Lord. 

From everlasting damnation, good Lord. 

By the mystery of thy holy Incarnation, 

good Lord. 

By thine Advent and Nativity, good Lord. 



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By thy Baptism and holy Fasting, good Lord. 

By thy Cross and Passion, good Lord. 

By thy precious Death and Burial, good Lord. 

By thy glorious Resurrection and Ascension, 

good Lord. 
By the coming of the Holy Ghost the Comforter, 

good Lord. 
In the hour of death and in the day of judgment, 

good Lord. 

We sinners, beseech thee to hear us. 

That it may please thee to spare us, we beseech thee 

to hear us. 
That it may please thee to rule and govern thy holy 

Church, we beseech thee to hear us. 
That it may please thee to preserve the household of 

thine Apostles, and all orders in the Church in thy 

true religion, we beseech. 

That it may please thee to overthrow the enemies of 

thy holy Church, we beseech. 

That it may please thee to bestow on all Christian 

kings and princes true peace and concord, 

we beseech. 
That it may please thee to strengthen and preserve 

us in true worshipping of thee, we beseech. 

That it may please thee to bestow on all our bene 
factors thine everlasting benefits, we beseech. 
That it may please thee to give and preserve to our 

use the kindly fruits of the earth, we beseech. 
That it may please thee to bestow upon all thy 

faithful rest eternal, we beseech. 

That it may please thee graciously to hear our 

prayer, we beseech. 

O Lamb of God that takest away the sins of the 
world, Spare us, good Lord. 



Holy Saturday B 127 

O Lamb of God, that takest away the sins of the 

world, Hear us, good Lord. 
O Lamb of God that takest away the sins of the 

world, Have mercy upon us. 
O Christ hear us. 
O Christ graciously hear us. 

And here the Cantors solemnly intone Kyrie 
eleison, Christe eleison, Kyrie eleison, and repeat 
each invocation thrice. Meanwhile the Priest with 
his Ministers all in white vestments approach the 
Altar : and having said the Psalm Give sentence, 
with Glory be, he makes the Confession, as he is 
accustomed, in the appointed place : then going up, 
he kisses the Altar, censes it in the usual manner, 
and as soon as the Choir shall have finished the 
Kyrie e!6ison, he begins with solemnity Glory be to 
God on high, and the bells are set ringing. 

Afterward the Priest says : 

y. The Lord be with you. 
R/. And with thy spirit. 

Let us pray. COLLECT. 

OGOD, who as on this most holy night hast 
sent forth the glorious light of the Resurrec 
tion of thy Son, Jesus Christ our Lord : preserve, 
we pray thee, in these persons, now made incor 
porate in thy family, the spirit of adoption which 
thou hast given them ; that they being regenerate 
both in body and soul may in all sincerity obey thy 
holy will. Through the same. 

The Lesson from the EPISTLE of blessed Paul 
the Apostle to the Colossians. Col. 3. i. 

T>RETHREN : If ye then be risen with Christ, 
J3 seek those things which are above, where 



B 128 Holy Saturday 

Christ sitteth on the right hand of God : set your 
affections on things above, not on things on the 
earth. For ye are dead, and your life is hid with 
Christ in God. When Christ, who is our life, shall 
appear : then shall ye also appear with him in glory. 

The Epistle ended, the Celebrant begins : 
Alleluia. 

And he sings the chant through thrice, in a pitch 
a little higher each time : and the Choir after each 
time repeat it in the same manner. Afterward the 
Choir proceeds : 

y. Ps. 118. O give thanks unto the Lord, for he 
is gracious : for his mercy endureth for ever. 

Then is said the TRACT. Ps. 117. O praise the 
Lord, all ye heathen : praise him, all ye nations. 
y. For his merciful kindness is ever more and more 
towards us : and the truth of the Lord endureth for 
ever. 

At the Gospel lights are not carried, but incense 
only : a blessing is asked, and the rest is done as 
usual. 

^ The Continuation of the HOLY GOSPEL 
according to Matthew. ^ St-. Matt. 28. i. 

IN the end of the sabbath, as it began to dawn 
toward the first day of the week, came Mary 
Magdalene, and the other Mary to see the sepulchre. 
And behold there was a great earthquake. For the 
Angel of the Lord descended from heaven : and 
came and rolled back the stone from the door, and 
sat upon it : his countenance was like lightning : 
and his raiment white as snow. And for fear of him 
the keepers did shake, and became as dead men. 



Holy Saturday B 129 

And the Angel answered and said unto the women : 
Fear not ye : for I know that ye seek Jesus, which 
was crucified : he is not here : for he is risen, as 
he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay. 
And go quickly, and tell his disciples that he is 
risen from the dead : and behold he goeth before 
you into Galilee : there shall ye see him. Lo, I have 
told you. 

The Creed is not said, but the Gospel finished, the 
Priest says : The Lord be with you, and afterwards : 
Let us pray. The Offertory is not said, and at the 
end of the Psalm, at the Lavabo, is said Glory be. 

SECRET. 

WE beseech thee, O Lord, mercifully to accept 
the prayers and oblations of thy people : 
that this beginning of thy Paschal Mysteries may 
by the operation of thy grace be unto us a whole 
some medicine unto everlasting life. Through. 

PREFACE of Easter. But chiefly on this night 
are we bound to praise thee. 

WITHIN THE ACTION. 

AID here we do give unto thee most high praise 
and hearty thanks : On this most holy night, 
whereon Jesus Christ our Lord did rise again in his 
own flesh : For the wonderful grace and virtue 
declared in all thy Saints, from the beginning of 
the world : And chiefly in the glorious and most 
blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the same thy Son 
Jesus Christ our Lord and God, and in the holy 
Patriarchs, Prophets, Apostles, and Martyrs, whose 
examples, O Lord, and steadfastness in thy faith, 



B 130 Holy Saturday 

and keeping thy holy commandments, grant us to 
follow. 

Holding his hands spread out over the Oblation, he 
says : 

A LMIGHTY GOD, our heavenly Father, who of 
J~\. thy tender mercy didst give thine only Son 
Jesus Christ to surfer death upon the Cross for our 
redemption : who made there by his one oblation, 
of himself once offered, on behalf also of those whom 
thou hast been pleased to regenerate by water and 
the Holy Ghost, granting unto them remission of 
all their sins, a full, perfect, and sufficient sacrifice, 
oblation, and satisfaction, etc., and the rest as in 
the Canon. 

The Peace of the Lord be alway with you is said, 
but the Kiss of Peace is not given. O Lamb of God 
is not said, nor the Postcommunion : but the cus 
tomary Prayers before Communion are said. 

After the reception of the Sacrament, in place of 
Evensong in Quire is chanted this Antiphon : 

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, and Ps. 117. 

O PRAISE the Lord, all ye heathen : * praise 
him, all ye nations. 

For his merciful kindness is ever more and more 
toward us : * and the truth of the Lord endureth 
for ever. Praise the Lord. 

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to 
the Holy Ghost. 

As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall 
be : * world without end. Amen. 

Antiphon : Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia. 

The Lesson, Hymn and Versicle are not said, but 



Holy Saturday B 131 

at once the Celebrant starts to intone the Antiphon to 
the Magnificat. 

In the end of the sabbath. 

And the Choir continues : As it began to dawn 
toward the first day of the week : came Mary 
Magdalene, and the other Mary, to see the sepulchre, 
alleluia. 

Then is sung the Magnificat with Glory be at the 
end, and the censing is done as at other times at 
Evensong. 

Afterward the Antiphon is repeated, and (the 
Lesson and Nunc Dimittis read) at the end the 
Celebrant says : 

y. The Lord be with you. R/. And with thy 
spirit. 

Let us pray. COLLECT. 

WE beseech thee, O Lord, pour into our hearts 
thy spirit of charity : that as thou hast 
now fulfilled us with this Paschal Sacrament, so we 
may by thy mercy be enabled to dwell together in 
unity and concord. Through Jesus Christ thy Son, 
our Lord : Who liveth and reigneth with thee in 
the unity of the same Spirit. 

Then he says : The Lord be with you. 

And the Deacon turning himself to the people, 
sings : 

Depart in peace, alleluia, alleluia. 

R/. Thanks be to God, alleluia, alleluia. 

And the Priest, having said May it please thee, O 
holy Trinity, gives the blessing in the accustomed 
manner. 



Coe 

Blaindjant 



Part I. 
THE MUSIC OF 

HOLT WEEK 



Edited by Francis Burgess 



LONDON 

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SS. PETER AND PAUL 

Ltd. 

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IT The Prayer following is chanted in the ferial tone 
of the Collect at Mass. 

\ LMIGHTY and everlasting God, who hast in 
JL\ Christ made manifest thy glory unto all man 
kind : we beseech thee that thou wouldest preserve 
those things which of thy mercy thou hast created ; 
that thy Church being spread abroad through all 
the world may steadfastly abide in the confession 
of thy holy Name. Through the same. B^. Amen. 



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Bish-op : that like as the Lord our God hath ap- 



B-* 



point-ed him to the office of a bi-shop-rick, 



e 



so he may pre-serve him in all peace and safe- 



ty for the gov-ern-ance of the ho-ly peo-ple 






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of God. Let us prdy. Deacon. Let us bow the 



I 



knee. Subdeacon. B. A- rise. 



Good Friday Bvij 

A LMIGHTY and everlasting God, whose judg- 
Ji\. ment upholdeth all things both in heaven and 
earth : we beseech thee mercifully to have respect 
unto our prayers, that like as thou hast appointed 
this thy servant to be our Bishop so thou wouldest 
of thy mercy defend him against all adversities ; 
and that all Christian peoples, acknowledging thee 
alone to be their author and governour, may so 
prosper by his care that they may duly increase in 
bringing forth the fruits of their profession. 
Through. R^. Amen. 




m- 



i 



ET us pray like-wise for all Bish-ops, 



Priests and Dea-cons, for all Sub-dea-cons, Ac- 

5 

o-lytes, Ex-or-cists, R6ad-ers, Door-keep-ers, 



Con-fess-ors, VIr-gins and Widows : and for dll 



B viij 



Good Friday 




the e- lecl: peo-ple of God. Let us pray, 



Deacon. Let us bow the knee. Subdeacon. R^. Arise. 

A LMIGHTY and everlasting God, by whose 
JL\. spirit the whole body of the Church is 
governed and san6tified : receive our supplications 
and prayers which we offer before thee for all estates 
of men in thy holy Church ; that every member of 
the same in his vocation and ministry may truly 
and godly serve thee. Through Jesus Christ thy 
Son our Lord : Who liveth and reigneth with thee, 
R. Amen. 




-*- 



ETus pray likewise for our most Chris- 



t 



tian Sove-reign N.* : that the Lord our God may 
(* If he be not crowned is said : elecl.) 



e- 



make subject un-to him all the peo-ples that de- 



Good Friday 



Bix 



i 



light in war to the pre-ser-va-tion of our per- 



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pe- tu- al peace. Let us pray. Deacon. Let us 



bow the kne. Subdeacon. R. A- rise. 



A LMIGHTY and everlasting God, in whose 
*L\. hand is the dominion of all things, and the 
governance of all kingdoms : look down in mercy 
on this Empire ; that the nations which trust in the 
fury of their violence, may be quelled by the defence 
of thine almighty power. Through. R^. Amen. 




ET us pray likewise for all them that 



. . . -r 



are ca- te-chu-mens : that the Lord our God 



Bx 



Good Friday 







may 6-pen the 6ars of their hearts that they may 



n- ter in at the gate of his mer- cy ; that 



5- 



by the wash-ing of re- ge"-ne-ri-tion they may 



- - 



ob-tain the re-mis-sion of all their sms, and be 



found fdithful servants of Christ Je-sus our Lord. 



- - 



Let us pray. Deacon. Let us bow the knee. 



Subdeacon. R^. A- rise. 



Good Friday Bxj 

A LMIGHTY and everlasting God, who dost 
^L\L ever increase thy Church with the abundance 
of a new generation : we beseech thee that thou 
wouldest multiply in faith and understanding them 
that are being taught in thy holy word ; that being 
renewed in the water of Baptism they may be num 
bered among the sons of thine adoption. Through. 
1. Amen. 



EAR-LY be-16v-ed brethren, let us pray 



likewise to God the Fa-ther Al-mfgh-ty, that 



- -- - - - - - -- g -j 
he would vouchsafe to cleanse the world from all 




false doc-trine : to de-li-ver it from pes-ti-lence 



and fd-mine : to 6- pen all prf-sons : and to set 



B xij 



Good Friday 



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_I 



free them that are in cap-ti-vf-ty : gran ting un- 



S 



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to pilgrims a sdfe re-turn : to the sick healing 



and to them that tra-vel by sea to at-tain un- 
































to the ha-ven that they de-sire. Let us pray. 







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Deacon. Let us bow the knee. Subdeacon. R. Arise. 



ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, the com 
forter of them that mourn, the strength of 
them that travail : we beseech thee to hear the 
prayers of them that in any necessity make their 
supplications unto thee ; that in all their troubles 
and adversities they may rejoice in the present suc 
cour of thy loving-kindness. Through. Ity. Amen. 



Good Friday Bxiij 




ET us pray like-wise for all them that 



i 



are in he-re- sy and schism : that the Lord our 



God may de- li-ver them from all false doc-trines, 



and vouch-safe to re-store them to their ho- ly 



HI = - 



mo-ther the Ca- tho- lie and A- pos- to- lie 



i 





. 


. 



Church. Let us pray. Deacon. Let us bow the 



i 








kn^e. Subdeacon. A-r{se. 



B xiv Good Friday 

A LMIGHTY and everlasting God, who 
JL\. wouldest not that any should perish, but 
rather that they should be saved : we beseech thee 
mercifully to look upon them that are deceived by 
the crafts of the devil; that the hearts of them 
which have gone astray may be delivered from their 
perversities and restored to the way of truth and to 
the unity of thy holy Church. Through. B^.Amen. 




ET us pray likewise for the Jews : that 



the Lord our God may re-move from their hearts 



the veil of un-be-lief ; and that they may come 



to the know-ledge of Je-sus Christ our L6rd. 

U No B^. is made, but immediately is said : 

ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, who ex- 
tendest even to the falsehood of the Jews the 
abundance of thy mercy : graciously hear the prayers 



Good Friday B xv 

which we offer unto thee for the blindness of the 
hearts of this people ; that acknowledging Christ 
Jesus, the light of thy truth, they may yet be deliv 
ered from the darkness of their ignorance. Through 
the same, 1. Amen. 




ET us pray like-wise for the hea-then : 



s- 



that God Al-migh-ty may take a- way the i- nf- 



qui-ty of their hearts; that they may turn a- 

B . . . . . . . .~7T 



wdy from their {- dols to the true and liv-ing 



God and to his on- ly- be- got-ten Son J-sus 



E 


5 





J 



Christ our L6rd & God. Let us pray. Deacon. Let 



Bxvj 



Good Friday 



fr 



us bow the knee. Subdeacon. B^. A- rise. 

A LMIGHTY and everlasting God, who de- 
JLJL sirest not the death of a sinner but rather 
that he should turn from his wickedness and live : 
mercifully accept our prayers ; that the heathen 
being delivered from the worship of idols may be 
united to thy holy Church to the honour and glory 
of thy Name. Through. B;. Amen. 

.E 



E-HOLD, the W6od of the Cr6ss, where- 



1r 



on was hung the world's Sal- va- tion. 

. Jr- 3 : 



J * B -I > ' '^ 



Choir. B^. O come, let us wor- ship. 



I 



ET us pray : As our Saviour Christ hath com- 



fr-r 



j 



mand-ed and taught us, we are b61d to say : 



Good Friday 



B xvi 



QUR Fa-ther, which art in hea-ven : Hallow- 



ed be thy Name. Thy Kingdom come : Thy 



will be done, in edrth as it fs in hea-ven. Give 



e . . . . T 



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us this day our dai- ly brad : And for- give us 

L , -f , -r-] 

"'"" " *^ 

our tr^s-pass- es, as we for- give them that tres- 



pass a-gainst us. And 16ad us not in-to temp-ta- 



tion. B?. But de-lfv-er us from - vil. 



B xviij 



HOLY SATURDAY 



THE Light of Christ. B?. Thinks be to G6d. 




j 



E-JOICE now, all ye hea-ven-ly le- 



_ 



gions of An-gels : all high things that pass un-der- 



fi-a 







stand-ing : for the King that com-eth with vie- 



* . . 










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to- ry, let the trumpet proclaim sal- va- tion. 



Sing with joy, O ^arth, il- lu- min-ed with this 



Blessing of the Paschal Candle B xi: 



t 



I 



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ce- les- tial ra-dian-cy : and en-Hght-en-ed by 



the e- ter-nal God, thy g!6- ry, be-lleve and 

| _i_^== 

^ it *-"*: > s 

know thou hast put a- wy the dark-ness of dl 



man-kind. So like-wise let our M6-ther, his ho- 

i 1 

" . . j 

ly Church, wel-come the bright beams of light 



shed up-6n her : and let his ho-ly c6urts be fil- 



I . 


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u 



led with the prais-es of his peo-ple. I pray 



B xx Holy Saturday 



and be-seech you there-fore, de"ar-ly be-16v-ed, 



e 



that all ye who here are pre-sent seeking this hea- 



ven-ly bright-ness, make your suppli-ca-tion with 



me to the Almighty, that he would shew forth 



his mer-cy to-ward me. That he who in my un- 



wor-thi-ness num-ber-ed me a-mong his Ml-ni- 
sters and call-ed me to do him s6r-vice : so 



Blessing of the Paschal Candle B xxj 



e 



al- so may vouchsafe to light-en my darkness, 







- 



mak-ing me meet to praise this gift of fire with 







I 



1 r 



thank-ful- ness. Through Je"-sus Christ our 



di- a- tor and Re-d6em-er : who liv- eth and 



reign-eth with him in the u- ni- ty of the Ho- 



* 



ly Ghost. Ev-er one God, world with-out ^nd. 



1 








. . 


r] 



R?. A- men. ~f. The Lord be wkh you. R?. And 



Bxxij Holy Saturday 



3=1 



with thy spi-rit. /. Lift up your h&rts. ty. We 



g . . . . 



lift them up lin- to the Lord. jf. Let us give 



6-r 



thanks un- to our Lord God. R. It is meet and 



right so to do. It is ve"-ry me"et and right, that 



with the ser-vice of our lips we should glo-ri-fy 



e 

and should praise with heart and soul God the 



In-vf-si-ble and Al-mlgh-ty, and Hke-wise his 



Blessing of the Paschal Candle B xxiij 

e . j 

on- ly- be- got- ten S6n, J-sus Christ, our Lord 

C p, g i-T~ " . 1 

and Sa-viour. Who paid for us to the e- ter- 



nal Fa-ther the debt of A-dam's trans-gre*s-sion 



e 



and with his dear Blood wfp-ed a- way the re- 



proach of our for- mer of-fen- ces. Now therefore 



we sa- cri- fice our Pdss-o-ver, where-in for us 



the ver- y Lamb of God is slain, by whose 



B xxiv Holy Saturday 







Blood the doors of his faithful peo-ple are made ho- 



==t= ~-^ 



ly. The night is come, wherein, when our fa- 



a- ^-g-.- . . . z^ 

thers, the children of Is-ra-el, were led forth out 



of E-gypt, thou di-vid-est the sea and mad- 



* *. i 9 P* J 

r5 % ' 



? 



est them to pass 6-ver as on dry land. Yea, the 



night is come, that with the fi-ery pfl- lar hath 



i a a * 



pr-l " ' 



pur-ged a-way the darkness of our con-dem-na- 



Blessing of the Paschal Candle B 



XXV 



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3 i 











tion. The night is come, whereby all that believe 



in Christ up-on the face of all the earth, de- 



H-ver-ed from this ndugh-ty world and out of 



tat 



. 



the shi-dow of d&th, are re- neV-ed un- to 



e I --i- -- p, i --1=^ 

grace, and are made par-ta-kers of e-ter-nal life. 



The night is come, where-in the bonds of death, 



were Io6s-ed, and Christ har-row-ing h611 rose 



Bxxvj Holy Saturday 

















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a- gain in trf-umph. For wheVe-fore should 



man be b6rn in- to this world, save that be- ing 



born he might be re-deem-ed ? How wonderful 



%" " 

Pfi~ 

then, O God, is thy lov-ing-kfnd-ness un-to 



us thy child-ren ! Be-hold, what man-ner of 



V-a 



' ' 



16ve he hath be-stow-ed up- on us : who to re- 



deem a ser-vant, de- liv- er- ed up his 6n-ly 



Blessing of the Paschal Candle B xxvij 



fi 



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P - 



Son ! O won-der-ful pro-vi-dence of A-dam's 



t 



i - g- % a * 



trans-gres-sion, that by such a death sin might be 



^ a 



done a- way! O bless- ed i- nf-qui-ty, for 
i , " ' _ . 1 

r* = 

whose re-demp-tion such a price was paid by such 



a Sa-viour ! O nfght ve- ri- ly bless-ed, to 



th^e a- 16ne that time and that hour were made 



I 



mdn- i- fest, when our Sa-viour Christ rose a- 



B xxviij Holy Saturday 



gain from death un-to life ! The night is c6mc 



whe"re-of Da- vid said : Be-hold the nfght is as 



clar as the day : Then shall my night be turn- 



S-r 



HI fe 



ed in- to day. The mys-ter-y theVe-fore of this 

i ft . i i-fS^: == == ^ 

most ho- ly nfght put- teth to flight the deeds of 

1 

l^-j j I i 

dark-ness, purg-eth a- way sfn : re-stor-eth fn- 

e ' _j L j_i=j= L _B > a ^ 

nocence to the fall-en, and glad- ness un- to 



Blessing of the Paschal Candle B xxi 



them that mourn : cast-eth out ha-tred, bringeth 



peace to all man-kind, and bow-eth down migh- 



E-r 



r 



ty prm-ces. 

1T Here the Deacon fixes the five grams of blessed 
incense into the candle in the form of a Cross^ on this 
wise : 

I 

4 2 5 
3 



HEREFORE, in this thy favour-a-ble 



time, ac-cept, O ho-ly Fa-ther, this our eve-ning 




e . . fr a 



sac- ri- fice of in-cense : which as at this tfme 



B xxx 



Holy Saturday 



thy ho- ly Chiirch ma-keth be-fore thee, and of- 



* -g fr a i 

fer-eth to thee by the hands of thy ser-vants, 

e _. . ~ 



the works of the creatures which thou hast made. 



6-- 



Ye hear, breth-ren, the mean-ing of this pfl- lar 

S m^ g j a " ' 
we have set up, where-un-to in God's ho-nour 



the bright flame of fire doth set light. 

11 Here the Deacon lights the candle from one of the 
three tapers on the reed. 



Which though it be n6-ver so much di-vf-ded, 



Blessing of the Paschal Candle B xxxj 



yet know-eth not va- ri-able-ness nor 16- seth 



3 



s 



6ught of its splen-dour. For the wax that mlt- 

it = I i 

1 pi a 1 1 H 

eth doth but fed the flame, for there-unto have 



^=^ 



the crea-tures of God's hand brought it forth, that 



it should give Hght in dark-ness. 
Here the lamps are lighted. 




NIGHT, v^-ri-ly bl&sed, which did 



- ' iv a I ' ' p, a- 

spoil the peo-ple of E-gypt and mag-ni-fi- ed 



Bxxxij Holy Saturday 



1 
















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the He-brews ! O night, where-in hea-ven and 



earth are join-ed, and man-kind par-ta-keth with 



S-r 



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the Godhead. We pray thee, therefore, O most 



f-r-i-r 



Mer-ci-ful : that this candle which we have light- 



e " 



ed and con-se-cra-ted be-fore thee in thine own 



S-r 



Name, may con-tm-ue to shine forth without ceas- 



ing, and may vanquish all the shades of dirkness. 



Blessing of the Paschal Candle Bxxxiij 



s 



That be-ing ac-cep-ted be-fore thee as a sweet 



savour, it may be number-ed with the lights that 



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thou hast kindled. May the day-star find it burn- 



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ing when he dawn-eth in- to day. The day-star 






v_a--- , 8 a: 



that rf-seth and know-eth not his go-ing down. 



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But com-ing forth from the places of dark-ness 



gladly g{-veth forth light un-t6 all cre-a-tion. 



Bxxxiv Holy Saturday 

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p. 



We be-seech thee, there-fore, O most M6r- ci- 

r~| . '~=Z!L_'_L_' ' -* 

ful : that thou wouldest dirndl and guide us thy 

' ' % JJ 

servants, and the hearts of ill thy faith- ful fam- 



i- ly : and all those al-so that mf-ni-ster in thy 



a 



ser-vice : es-pe-cial-ly N. our Chief Bish-op, and 



Pi 8 | - 



thy sr-vant 2V. our Bish-op, so helping us with 



con-tfn-u- al grace, that we may pass our time in 



Blessing of the Paschal Candle B 



XXXV 



rest and quf-et-ness, in the gUd so-16m-ni-ty 



of our Re-dmp-tion. Through the same Je-sus 

I-* " n. 8 -|-r=J 

Christ our Me-di- a- tor and Re-deem- er : Who 



m- 



liv-eth and reign-eth with thee in the u- ni- ty 



of the H6-ly Ghost : eV-er one God, world with- 



! a _ 










out e"nd. E. A- men, 



B xxxvj Holy Saturday 

'Blessing of the Font 




V- ER one God, world without e"nd. 



I 










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E?. A- men. /. The L6rd be with you. R?. And 



S-r 







a 



with thy spi-rit. ^. Lift up your hearts. E^. We 



lift them up un- to the Lord. ~$~ . Let us give 



i 1 








i I 











" 







thanks un- to our Lord God. B. It is meet and 



J 



right so to do. It is ve-ry meet, right, and our 



b6un-den du- ty that we should at all times, and 



Blessing of the Font 







in dll pla-ces, give thinks un- to thee, O Lord 



+ - 



ho- ly, Fa-ther al-mfgh-ty, Ev- er- last-ing God. 



6 



Who, work-ing by thy in- vi- si- ble pow-er, dost 



; . . 

won-der- ful- ly be-stow up- on thy servants ef- 



fee- tu- al me*ans of grdce : And though we be 



un-wor-thy to b par- ta-kers of these ho- ly 



mys-ter-ies : Thou leav-est us not des-ti- tute 



Bxxxviij Holy Saturday 



e 



of the gifts of thy grace, but meV-ci-ful-ly in- 



clfn-est thine ear to these our sup-pli-ca-tions. 

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H 



O God, whose Spi-rit mov-ed 6-ver the wa-ters, 



8 



when the earth was without form and void at its 



E . . . 



cre- a- tion : that e- ven then the face of the 

j 



wa-ters might re-ceive the vir-tue of purg-ing 



dll de-file-ment : O God, who for the de-struc- 



Blessing of the Font B 



XXXIX 







tion of sin-ners didst once drown all the world, 



s 



_i _ 



and by the sav-ing of eight per-sons didst shew 



* 



forth in a fi- gure our re- ge- ne- ra-tion : that 



by the mys-te-ry of this one e- le-ment of wa 



ter thou might-est make an 6nd of sfn, and 



give bfrth un-to righ-teous-ness. Re-gard fa-vour- 



ab- ly, O Lord, the prayers of this thy fd-mi-ly, 



Bxl Holy Saturday 

e ' 

and mdke the grace of thy re-ge-ne-ra-tion to 



c . . . 



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a-bound in us, for thou dost with the H-vers 

....... -+v-r^m 

of thy plen-te-ous mer-cy make glad the ci- ty 

. . . .[, ~^~l 

of thy re-deem-ed : and 6- pen-est un- to us 

, -- - -- -- 3 



foun-tains of bless-ing through the whole world 



c 



for the heal-ing of na-tions : that, at the W6rd 



of thy ma-jes- ty, grace may be be-stow-ed on 



Blessing of the Font B xij 



6 I * i i" 



fr 



it from thine 6n-ly S6n, through the Holy Ghost. 

11 Here the Priest divides with his open hand the water 
in the form of a Cross, & forthwith wiping his hand 
with a napkin^ says : 



May he sanc-ti- fy by the se-cret o- pe-ra-tion of 



his pow-er this wa-ter to the mys-ti-cal wash- 



e . . 



ing a-way of sin : that hav-ing re-cei-ved sanc- 



ti- fi- ca-tion, and be-ing born a- gain with-out 



C 



spot of de-file-ment, it may be found a new 



Bxlij Holy Saturday 



t 



crea-ture, that sprfng-eth from the li- ving wa- 



g 



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ter : That young and old, both men and women, 



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that hence-forth shall be bap-tiz-ed here-in, may 



dll be-come thy chil-dren and heirs of thy hea- 



ven-ly pro-mi- ses. Spak the word, O Lord, 



- - * - * ' * i - i - i 
and drive a-way speed-i- ly un-clean spf-rits and 



dll things that may hurt us : bdn-ish from us 



Blessing of the Font B xliij 



E 



by thy Name all the snares and as-saults of the 



-m s - 



de-vil. And may our ghost-ly - ne-my have no 



C i I , 

pow-er at all to en-com-pass us : to de-ceive our 



hearts by his siib-til-ty : to way-lay us in s-cret 



and spread a-broad the lea-ven of mal-ice. 
11 He touches the water with his hand. 



May this ho-ly, and un-de-fi-led cre-a-tion, 

S " . .Ej 

ing that the son of wicked-ness may not approach 



B xliv Holy Saturday 

E | . ' " ' . , il 

it, nor the stain of i- nf-qui-ty come near to de 



file it, be a foun-tain that doth re-ge-ne-rate, 



E-r 



streams that do pii- ri- fy : may dll they that by this 



means shall be de-di-ca-ted be-fore thee, by the o- 

g i 4 

pe-ra-tion of the H6-ly Ghost, receive the grdce 

+ 



of redemption and re-mission of their of-fences. 
1T He makes three crosses over the Font, saying : 

i . .i 

Therefore do I hal-low thee, O thou gift of wa- 



Blessing of the Font B xlv 

I * B ' B i j 

ter, by God * that Hv-eth, by God the faith- 



9-i-hi- 



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fill, by God * the ho- ly : by God, who in the 



i 



be-gm-ning by his word di-vfd-ed the land from 



thee : by whose Spi- rit the wa-ters were 6-ver- 



sha-dow-ed. 

11 Here he divides the water with his hand^ and 
scatters it towards the four corners of the earth^ 
saying : 



e 



- 



Who did or-dain that thou shouldst is- sue out of 



Bxlvj Holy Saturday 



ID m: 



E-den and be part-ed from thence di-vrse-ly, 



E- 



glv-ing ple"n-ty to all his cre-a-tion. Like-wise 



in the de-sert of Ma-rah he did tiirn thy bit- 



ter-ness in- to sweet-ness, & made thee to come 



forth out of the rock for his peo-ple. In the Name 



of his 6n-ly Son our Sa-viour Je-sus Christ do 



___ ___. 



I hal low thee, Gift of wa- ter : for he did 



Blessing of the Font 



change thee in- to wine in proof of hfs om-ni-po- 



e-r 



tence, when he was bid-den to the wd-ding at 



e-r 



HI 



Cd-na. Who walk-ed up-6n thee to his dis-ci- 



pies: and was bap-tiz-ed in thee in Jor-dan, ma- 



e-r 



king John his mi- ni- ster. Who more-6-ver did 







mln-gle thee with Blood from his side at his Pas 



sion : and com-mand-ed his faith-ful ser-vants, 



Bxlviij Holy Saturday 



i I i 



that be-liev-ing they should be wash-ed in thee, 



say-ing : Go ye, and teach all nations, and bap- 



i 



tize them in the Name of the Fa-ther, and of 



the Son, and of the Ho- ly Ghost. 

H Changing his voice, he proceeds in the tone of the 
Lesson : 



A L-MIGH-TY GOD, mer-ci-ful-ly as-sist our 



pray-ers, who here ob-serve these thy com-mand- 



E-r 



ments : and of thy grat good-ness pros-per our 



Blessing of the Font B xlix 



- 



pe- ti-tions. 

1T He breathes thrice on the water in the form of a 
cross, saying : 

i - J 

E-na-ble by thy word and pow-er the weakness 



of this wa-ter : that like as by na-ture it d6- 



eth ser-vice un- to the pur-i- fy-ing of the bo- 



S-. 



Hi - 



dy, so by thy grace it may ef-fe"c-tual-ly cleanse 



our souls. 

11 Here the Priest lowers the Candle into the water a 
little way : and going back to the tone of the Preface, 
says : 



Bl Holy Saturday 

s . . ^ 

May the pow-er of the H6-ly Ghost be pour-ed 



S-r 



out on this Font we have fil- led. 

H Then taking the Candle out of the water , he dips it 
again more deeply, repeating at a higher pitch : May 
the power, as above. Afterwards the Candle is again 
taken out of the water and the third time is dipped to 
the bottom of the Font, the Priest repeating at a still 
higher pitch : May the power, as above. And then 
breathing thrice on the water in this form ^, he pro 
ceeds : 



E 



And make this wa- ter to be ef-fec-tu- al un 



to the wash-ing a- way of trans-gres-sion. 
11 The Candle is taken out of the water, & he continues 

g _ . 

May eV-ery stain of our i- nf- qui- ty here be 



Blessing of the Font B ij 



cle"ans-ed : may our na-ture be re-stor-ed to its 



per-fe6t fash-ion-ing, and be con-form-ed a-gain 



to thine own i-mage of righ-teous-ness, may 



-* m- 



it be re-deem-ed from the old sins of its con- 



ver-sa-tion : that ev- e- ry per-son, be-ing born 



i j j-^ 

a- gain by the sac-ra-ment he hath here re-ceiv- 



6 



ed, may be re- stor-ed ve- ri- ly un- to the in- 



Blij Holy Saturday 



6-r 



no-cence of thy chil-dren. 

11 And the rest he reads : 

Through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord. Who 
shall come to judge the quick and the dead, and the 
world by fire. B^. Amen. 

11 Then the "water that has been blessed is sprinkled over 
the people by the assisting Priests. Pouring Oil into 
the Font, in the form of a Cross, the Priest says : 

May this Oil of salvation make this font holy, 
and cause it to multiply that those who find herein 
their new birth may come to life everlasting. 
B. Amen. 

H Pouring the Chrism, he says : 

May this mingling of the Chrism of Jesus Christ 
our Lord, and of the Holy Ghost the Paraclete, be 
wrought in the Name of the most holy Trinity. 
R^. Amen. 

11 Pouring both together, he says : 

May this commingling of the Chrism of salvation 
and of the Oil of un6lion & of the Water of Baptism 
likewise be wrought in the Name of the Fa * ther, 
and of the S * on, and of the Holy * Ghost. 
R^. Amen. 

11 Then he mingles the Oil and water, and scatters it 
over the font with his hand. If there be any to be 
baptized, he baptizes them. 



Holy Saturday Bliij 

The Litany of the Saints 



Hi = I 



K 



Y-RI- E e- le- i- son. Chrl-ste e- le- i- 



-a- 



son. Ky- ri- e e- le- i- son. O Christ hear 



us. O Christ gra-cious-ly hear us. O God 



-i H 



the Fa- ther of hea-ven, have mercy up-6n us. 



-3d 



O God the Son, Re-deem-er of the world, have 



i . . . 



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mer-cy up- on us. O God the Ho- ly Ghost, 



have mer-cy up- on us. H6-ly Tri-ni- ty, one 



Bliv Holy Saturday 

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God, have meY-cy up- on us. H6-ly Saint Ma- 



E-r 



ry, pray for us sln-ners. 



Holy Mother of God, 
Pray pr us sinners. 

Holy Virgin of virgins, 

Holy St. Michael, 

Holy St. Gabriel, 

Holy St. Raphael, 

All ye holy Angels and 
Archangels, 

All ye holy orders of 
blessed Spirits, 

Holy St. John the Bap 
tist, 

Holy St. Joseph, 

All ye holy Patriarchs 
and Prophets, 

Holy St. Peter, 

Holy St. Paul, 

Holy St. Andrew, 

Holy St. John, 

All y e holy Apostles and 
Evangelists, 

All ye holy Disciples of 
the Lord, 



Holy St. Stephen, 
Holy St. Lawrence, 
Holy St. Vincent, 
All ye holy Martyrs, 
Holy St. Sylvester, 
Holy St. Gregory, 
Holy St. Augustine, 
All ye holy Bishops and 

Confessors, 
All ye holy Doctors, 
Holy St. Anthony, 
Holy St. Benedift, 
Holy St. Dominic, 
Holy St. Francis, 
All ye holy Priests and 

Levites, 
All ye holy Monks and 

Hermits, 

Holy St. M. Magdalene, 
Holy St. Agnes, 
Holy St. Cecilia, 
Holy St. Agatha, 
Holy St. Anastasia, 



The Litany 



Blv 



All ye Holy Virgins and 
Widows, 

Pray for us sinners. 



All ye holy Saints of 
God, 
Intercede for us sinners. 



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tm 











Be thou mer-ci- ful, Spare us, good Lord. 



Be thou merciful, 

Hear us, good Lord. 

From all evil, 

Good Lord deliver us. 

From all deadly sin, 

From everlasting dam 
nation, 

By the mystery of thy 
holy Incarnation, 

By thine Advent and 
Nativity, 

By thy Baptism and ho 
ly Fasting, 



By thy Cross and Pas 
sion, 

By thy precious Death 
and Burial, 

By thy glorious Resur 
rection & Ascension, 

By the coming of the 
Holy Ghost the Com 
forter, 

In the hour of death and 
in the day of judg 
ment, 
Good Lord deliver us. 



1T Here the Priests & Ministers arise, & go to the 
Sacristy. 



!==: 



We sin-ners, be-se'ech thee to hear us. That 

Ti -+ : 



it may please thee to spare us, we be-seech thee 



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Holy Saturday 



to hear us. 

That it may please thee 
to rule and govern thy 
holy Church, 

We beseech thee to hear us. 

That it may please thee 
to preserve the house 
hold of thine Apostles, 
and all orders in the 
Church in thy true 
religion, 

That it may please thee 
to overthrow the 
enemies of thy holy 
Church, 

That it may please thee 
to bestow on all Chris 
tian kings and princes 
true peace & concord, 



That it may please thee 
to strengthen and pre 
serve us in true wor 
shipping of thee, 

That it may please thee 
to bestow on all our 
benefactors thine ever 
lasting benefits, 

That it may please thee 
to give and preserve to 
our use the kindly fruits 
of the earth, 

That it may please thee 
to bestow upon all thy 
faithful rest eternal, 

That it may please thee 
graciously to hear our 
prayer, 



O Lamb of God, that ta-kest a- way the sins 



of the world, spare us good Lord. O Lamb 



The Litany 



B Ivij 



of God that ta-kest a- way the sins of the 





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1 

















world, Heir us, good Lord. O Limb of God 



that ta-kest a-way the sins of the world. Have 



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31 : 







mer-cy up- on us. O Christ hear us. O 



Christ gra-cious-ly hear us. 

f Then follows the Kyrie eleison. 

11 After the Epistle the Celebrant begins 



Al- le lu- - ia. 



Blviij Holy Saturday 

1T At the Magnificat : 



In the end of the Sab-bath. 
The Deacon turning himself to the people, sings : 



De-part in peace, al-le- lu- ia, al- le- lii- ia. 



AT PROCESSIONS 
ON PALM SUNDAY, AND ON OTHER OCCASIONS, 

WHEN IT IS TO BE SAID. 

1T The Deacon, turning himself about to the people, 
shall say : 



- 



Let us go forth in peace. 
IF And the Clerks shall answer : 



i 



B?. In the Name of Christ. A-men. 




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ORDER 




THE MASS 



Preparation, the Priest says : 

UR FATHER, 

which art in heaven, 
Hallowed be thy Name. 
Thy kingdom come. 
Thy will be done, in 
earth 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 ; 
But deliver us from evil. Amen. 

And this prayer for Purity : 

ALMIGHTY GOD, unto whom all 
2\ hearts be open, all desires 
known, and from whom no secrets 
are hid : cleanse the thoughts of our 
hearts by the inspiration of thy Holy 
Spirit, that we may perfectly love 
thee, and worthily magnify thy holy 
Name. Through Christ our Lord. 
R/. Amen. 




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Ordinary of the Mass 



Cen 

Having kissed the Altar, and 
begged forgiveness by the 
merits of the Saints, the Priest 
reads the Introit at the South side, 
and afterward, in the Centre, re 
hearses the Ten Commandments. 

If After the first nine is said, ty., 
Lord, have mercy upon us, and 
incline our hearts to keep this 
law ; but after the last, ty., Lord, 
have mercy upon us, and write 
all these thy laws in our hearts, 
we beseech thee. 

God spake these words, and 
said : I am the Lord thy 
God: 

I. Thou shalt have none other 
gods but me. 

II. Thou shalt not make to 
thyself any graven image, nor 
the likeness of any thing that is 
in heaven above, or in the earth 
beneath, or in the water under 
the earth. Thou shalt not bow 
down to them, nor worship 
them : for I the Lord thy God 
am a jealous God, and visit the 
sins of the fathers upon the 
children unto the third and fourth 
generation of them that hate me, 
and shew mercy unto thousands 
in them that love me, and keep 
my commandments. 

III. Thou shalt not take the 
Name of the Lord thy God in 
vain : for the Lord will not hold 
him guiltless, that taketh his 
Name in vain. 

IV. Remember that thou keep 
holy the Sabbath-day. Six days 
shalt thou labour, and do all 
that thou hast to do ; but the 
seventh day is the Sabbath of the 
Lord thy God. In it thou shalt 
do no manner of work, thou, and 
thy son, and thy daughter, thy 



man-servant, and thy maid 
servant, thy cattle, and the 
stranger that is within thy gates. 
For in six days the Lord made 
heaven and earth, the sea, and 
all that in them is, and rested 
the seventh day : wherefore the 
Lord blessed the seventh day, 
and hallowed it. 

V. Honour thy father and thy 
mother ; that thy days may be 
long in the land which the Lord 
thy God giveth thee. 

VI. Thou shalt do no murder. 

VII. Thou shalt not commit 
adultery. 

VIII. Thou shalt not steal. 

IX. Thou shalt not bear false 
witness against thy neighbour. 

X. Thou shalt not covet thy 
neighbour's house, thou shalt not 
covet thy neighbour's wife, nor 
his servant, nor his maid, nor 
his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing 
that is his. 

Or, alternately with the Server he 
says the Kyrie eleison as followeth : 

Kyrie eleison. (Lord, have 
mercy upon us.) 
Kyrie eleison. (Lord, have 

mercy upon us.) 
Kyrie eleison. (Lord, have mercy 

upon us.) 
Christe eleison. (Christ, have 

mercy upon us.) 
Christe eleison. (Christ, 

have mercy upon us.) 
Christe eleison. (Christ, have 

mercy upon us.) 
Kyrie eleison . (Lord , have mercy 

upon us.) 
Kyrie eleison. (Lord, have 

mercy upon us.) 

Kyrie eleison . (Lord , have mercy 
upon us.) 



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Or (outside the Provinces of 
Canterbury and York) in place o 
the X Commandments may be said : 



Our Lord Jesus Christ said : 
Hear, O Israel, the Lord 
our God is one Lord ; and thou 
shalt love the Lord thy God with 
all thy heart, and with all thy 
soul, and with all thy mind and 
with all thy strength : This is 
the first commandment. And 
the second is like, namely this : 
Thou shalt love thy neighbour 
as thyself. There is none other 
commandment greater than 
these. On these two command 
ments hang all the Law and the 
Prophets. 

ty. Lord have mercy upon us, 
and write all these thy laws in 
our hearts, we beseech thee. 

And afterward in the midst of 
the Altar, he says: Glory be to God 
on high if it is to be said 
here. 



Thou that takest away the sins 
?/ of the world, receive our prayer. 
Thou that sittest at the right 
hand of God the Father, have 
mercy upon us. For thou only 
art holy, thou only art the Lord. 
Thou only, O Jesu Christ,/vith 
the Holy Ghost, art mostrhigh 
in the glory of God the Father. 
Amen. 

Then he says: J. The Lord be 
with you . I? . And with thy spirit . 

And the Collects, with one for the 
King's majesty (page G 95), or other 
Collect (page C 56). And after that, 
the Epistle, Gradual, Tract, or 
Alleluia with Verse or Sequence, 
as the Season requires. Which 
ended, bowing down in the midst of 
the Altar he says: 



ia in ejrcefefe Bto. 

When it is to be said here. 

Glory be to 'God on high. 
And in earth peace, good 
will towards men. We praise 
thee. We bless thee. We worship 
thee. We glorify thee. We give 
thanks to thee for thy great 
glory. O Lord God, heavenly 
King, God the Father Almighty. 
O Lord, the only -begotten Son 
Jesu Christ ; O Lord God, 
Lamb of God, Son of the Father, 
that takest away the sins of the 
world, have mercy upon us. 



Cleanse my heart and my 
lips, O Almighty God, who 
didst cleanse the lips of Isaiah 
the Prophet with a living coal : 
and of thy sweet mercy deign so 
to cleanse me, that I may worthily 
proclaim thy holy Gospel. 
Through Christ our Lord. Amen. 

Then, at the Book, with hands 
joined, he says: y. The Lord be 
with you. I?. And with thy 
spirit. And announces : The holy 4 
Gospel is written in the Chapter 
of N., beginning at the Verse, 
and reads the Gospel. 

R}. Praise be to thee, O Christ. 

Afterward, he kisses the Gospel 
Book, saying : By the words of 
the Gospel may our sins be 
blotted out. Then, in the midst 
of the Altar, the Priest says the 
Creed following, when it is to be 
said. 



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Cfje Creed* 
BELIEVE IN ONE GOD, 

The Father almighty, Maker of heaven and 
earth, And of all things visible and invisible. 
And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only-be 
gotten Son of God. Begotten of his Father 
before all worlds. God of God, Light of Light, Very 
God of Very God. Begotten, not made, Being of one 
substance with the Father : By whom all things were 
made. Who for us men, and for our salvation, came 
down from heaven. (Here genuflect) And was incarnate 
by the Holy Ghost of the Virgin Mary : And was made 
man. And was crucified also for us : under Pontius 
Pilate, he suffered and was buried. And the third 
day he rose again according to the Scriptures. And 
ascended into heaven : And sitteth on the right hand 
of the Father. And he shall come again with glory to 
judge both the quick and the dead : Whose kingdom 
shall have no end. And I believe in the Holy Ghost 
the Lord, and giver of Life : Who proceedeth from 
the Father and the Son. Who with the Father and 
the Son together is worshipped and glorified : Who 
spake by the Prophets. And I believe one Holy 
Catholick and Apostolick Church. I acknowledge 
one Baptism for the remission of sins. And I look 
for the Resurrection of the dead. And the life of 
the world to come. Amen. 

Then he kisses the Altar, and turning to the people says: y. The 

Lord be with you. R/. And with thy spirit. Afterwards 

he says : Let US pray, and the Offertory. 



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The Priest takes the Paten with 
Host, and offering it, says: 
Oholy Father, almighty and 
everlasting God, take thou 
this spotless Host, which I thine 
unworthy servant now present ; 
for thou art my living and true 
God : so let me plead for all 
my countless sins, wickedness 
and neglect ; and for all those 
here present, as also for all the 
faithful in Christ, both quick and 
dead, that it may set forward 
their salvation and mine, till we 
attain eternal life. Amen. 

Then he bl^esses the water to be 
mixed in the Chalice, saying : 

OGod, who hast laid the 
foundations of man's being 
in wonder and honour, and again 
in greater wonder hast adorned 
the same : grant that, by the 
mystery of this water and wine, 
he who shared with us our 
human nature may make us to 
be co -heirs of his very Godhead, 
even Jesus Christ thy Son our 
Lord : Who liveth and reigneth 
with thee in the unity of the Holy 
Ghost, one God : world without 
end. Amen. 

Afterward he offers the Chalice, 
saying : 

We here present to thee, O 
Lord, the Cup of Salva 
tion : and of thy mercy grant 
that in the sight of thy divine 
majesty it may ascend as a 
sweet -smelling savour for our 
salvation, and that of all the 
whole world. Amen, 

Then bowing down a little, says : 

With humble spirits and con 
trite souls, let us now 
enter thy presence, O Lord : and 
so offer our sacrifice to thee, that 
it may this day be precious in 
thy sight, O Lord our God. 



And afterward : 

Come, O thou Fount of Holi 
ness, almighty, eternal God: 
and bl^ess this sacrifice made 
ready for thy holy Name. 

The Priest washes his hands, 
saying : Ps. 26. 

I will wash my hands in 
innocency, O Lord : and so 
will I go to thine altar, etc. 
After which, he says : 

Receive, O holy Trinity, this 
oblation which we pre 
sent to thee in memory of 
the Passion, Resurrection, and 
Ascension, of our Lord Jesus 
Christ : and in honour of blessed 
Mary Ever -Virgin, of blessed 
John Baptist, of the holy Apostles 
Peter and Paul, of these and all 
the Saints : let it be to their 
honour and our salvation : and 
grant that while we remember 
them on earth, in heaven they 
may plead for us. Through the 
same Christ our Lord. Amen. 

Then he says the Prayer for the 
Church, or 

Brethren, pray : that both 
my sacrifice, and yours also, 
may be acceptable to God the 
Father Almighty. 

The Minister, or the bystanders 
answer; if not, the Priest says : 

The Lord receive this sacrifice 
at thy (or my) hands, to the 
praise and glory of his Name, 
both to our benefit, and that of all 
his holy Church. 

The Priest in a low voice says : 
Amen. 

Then with hands extended im 
mediately without Let us pray, he 
adds the secret Prayers. Which 
ended, when he shall have come to 
the end, with a loud voice, he says : 
World without end, with the 
Preface. 



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for tijc Ciwrcfc. 




After the offering of the Oblations, the Priest kisses the Altar, and turn 
ing to the people, extending and joining his hands, says : Let US pray 

for the whole state of Christ's Church, militant here 

in earth, And the ~Rj is made as above. The Priest proceeds in a low 

voice : 

i. FOR THE CHURCH. 
JLMIGHTY & EVERLIVING GOD, 
who by thy holy Apostle hast taught 
us to make prayers, and supplications, 
and to give thanks, for all men : We 
humbly beseech thee most mercifully to 
accept our alms and oblations, and to receive these 
our prayers, which we offer unto thy Divine Majesty ; 
beseeching thee to inspire continually the universal 
Church with the spirit of truth, unity, and concord. 



2. FOR UNITY IN THE CHURCH. 
ND grant that all they that do confess thy holy 
Name may agree in the truth of thy holy Word, 
and live in unity, and godly love. 



3. FOR THE KING AND COUNCIL. 

WE beseech thee also to save and defend all 
Christian kings, princes, and governours ; and 
specially thy servant, N., our King : that under him 
we may be godly and quietly governed : and grant 
unto his whole Council, and to all that are put in 
authority under him, that they may truly and in- 



Ordinary of the Mass 7 

differently minister justice, to the punishment of 
wickedness and vice, and to the maintenance of thy 
true religion, and virtue. 

4. FOR PRELATES AND PRIESTS. 

GIVE grace, O heavenly Father, to all Bishops 
and Curates, that they may both by their life 
and doctrine set forth thy true and lively Word, and 
rightly and duly administer thy holy Sacraments. 

5. FOR THE CONGREGATION. 
ND to all thy people give thy heavenly grace : and 
specially to this congregation here present : that, 
with meek heart and due reverence, they may hear, 
and receive thy holy Word ; truly serving thee in 
holiness and righteousness all the days of their life. 

6. FOR THE TEMPTED AND TRIED. 

A^D we most humbly beseech thee of thy good 
ness, O Lord, to comfort and succour all them, 
who in this transitory life are in trouble, sorrow, need, 
sickness, or any other adversity. 

7. FOR GRACE TO FOLLOW THE SAINTS. 

A'sID we also bless thy holy Name for all thy ser 
vants departed this life in thy faith and fear : 
beseeching thee to give us grace so to follow their 
good examples, that with them we may be partakers 
of thy heavenly kingdom : Grant this, O Father, for 
Jesus Christ's sake : 

Our only Mediator and Advocate. 
R/. Amen. 



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Ordinary of the Mass 



Artier of JHtnteterinfl olg Communion, 



The Priest, after the Prayer for 
the Church (or having received 
theMost Precious Blood, before taking 
the ablutions, genuflects and) turns 
him towards the people, saying in 
places where it is customary : 

Ye that do truly and earnestly 
repent you of your sins, and 
are in love and charity with your 
neighbours, and intend to lead a 
new life, following the command 
ments of God, and walking from 
henceforth in his holy ways ; 
draw near with faith, and take 
this holy Sacrament to your 
comfort ; and make your humble 
confession to Almighty God, 
meekly kneeling upon your knees. 

Or straitway this general Con 
fession is made, in the name of all 
those that are minded to receive the 
holy Communion. 

Almighty God, Father of our 
_/\ Lord Jesus Christ, Maker 
of all things, Judge of all men. 
We acknowledge and bewail our 
manifold sins and wickedness, 
Which we, from time to time, 
most grievously have committed 
By thought, word, and deed, 
Against thy Divine Majesty, Pro 
voking most justly thy wrath and 
indignation against us. We do 
earnestly repent, And are heartily 
sorry for these our misdoings. 
The remembrance of them is 
grievous unto us. The burden 
of them is intolerable. Have 
mercy upon us, Have mercy 
upon us, most merciful Father. 
For thy Son our Lord Jesus 
Christ's sake, Forgive us all 
that is past. And grant that we 
may ever hereafter Serve and 
please thee In newness of life, 
To the honour and glory of thy 



Name. Through Jesus Christ 
our Lord. Amen.. 

If Then the Priest (or the Bishop, 
being present) turning himself to 
the people, pronounces this Abso 
lution: 

A mighty God, our heavenly 
Father, who of his great 
mercy hath promised forgive 
ness of sins to all them that with 
hearty repentance and true faith 
turn unto him ; Have mercy 
upon you : par^don and deliver 
you from all your sins : Confirm 
and strengthen you in all good 
ness : And bring you to ever 
lasting life. Through Jesus 
Christ our Lord. IV . Amen. 

Then the Priest says, when it is 
to be said : 

Hear what comfortable words 
our Saviour Christ saith 
unto all that truly turn to him : 
So God loved the world, that 
he gave his only -begotten Son, 
to the end that all that believe in 
him should not perish, but have 
everlasting life. 

Hear also what Saint Paul 
saith : This is a true 
saying, and worthy of all men to 
be received, that Jesus Christ 
came into the world to save 
sinners. 

Hear also what Saint John 
saith : If any man sin, we 
have an advocate with the Father, 
Jesus Christ the righteous ; and 
he is the propitiation for our 
sins. 

After which the Priest proceeds 
with the Mass, saying : 

y. The Lord be with you. 

K?. And with thy spirit. 

f. Lift up your hearts, etc. 



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PREFACES 



WITHOUT NOTE 



Dn tbe Ji2attoitp of our 



The following Preface is said in 
Masses of Christmas ; and in all 
Masses throughout the Octave, even 
in those which have another Preface, 
provided that a Commemoration of 
the Octave be made in them. It is 
also said in the Mass of the Sunday 
within the Octave of Christmas if it 
be resumed after January \st, in 
Masses of the Vigil of the Epiphany, 
on the Purification of Blessed Mary, 
on the Feast of Corpus Christi, and 
on the Sunday within the Octave of 
Corpus Christi, if a Commemoration 
of the Octave be not omitted. Also 
on the Transfiguration of our Lord, 
and on the Feast of the Most Holy 
Name of Jesus. It is also said, 
according to the Rubrics, in all 
Masses in which a Commemoration 
has been made of any of the Offices 
mentioned above, or which are 
celebrated within their common 
Octaves (where they have them) or 
between the 2nd and 4>th of January 
inclusive, unless the Mass itself or 
a prior Commemoration, requires 
another Preface. 



M 



Lord. 



orld without end. 37. 
Amen. 

T. The Lord be with 
you. 

And with thy spirit. 
Lift up your hearts. 
We lift them up unto the 



y. Let us give thanks unto 
our Lord God. 

ty. It is meet and right so to 
do. 

It is very meet, right, and our 
bounden duty, that we should 
at all times, and in all places 
give thanks unto thee, O Lord 
holy, Father almighty, everlast 
ing God. Because thou didst 
give Jesus Christ, thine only Son, 
to be born (as on this day or night, 
or as at this time) for us : who, 
by the operation of the Holy 
Ghost, was made very man of 
the substance of the Virgin Mary 
his mother ; and that without 
spot of sin, to make us clean from 
all sin. Therefore with Angels 
and Archangels, and with all 
the company of heaven, we laud 
and magnify thy glorious Name ; 
evermore praising thee, and say 
ing : 

Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God of 
hosts. Heaven and earth are full 
of thy glory. Glory be to thee> 
O Lord most High. Blessed is 
he that cometh in the Name of 
the Lord . Hosanna in the highest . 

WITHIN THE ACTION. 

Aid here we do give unto thee 
most high praise and hearty 
thanks : On this most holy day 
wherein blessed Mary, with 
maidenhood inviolate, brought 
forth the Saviour to this world : 
For the wonderful grace and 



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Prefaces without note 



virtue declared in all thy Saints, 
from the beginning of the world : 
And chiefly in the same glorious 
and most blessed Virgin Mary, 
Mother of the same thy Son Jesus 
Christ our Lord and God, and in 
the holy Patriarchs, Prophets, 
Apostles and Martyrs, whose 
examples, O Lord, and steadfast 
ness in thy faith, and keeping thy 
holy commandments, grant us to 
.follow, 

But in the first Mass of the Nativity 
-of our Lord is said : On this most 
holy night, whereon, etc. After 
ward is always said : Most holy 
day, whereon, etc., until the Octave 
of the Nativity of our Lord inclu 
sively, in all Masses which are .not 
of the Dead. 



Dn tbe <ZEpi 



of out 



The following Preface is said in 
Masses of the Epiphany and of the 
Sunday within the Octave. It is 
also said, according to the Rubrics, 
in all Masses which are said within 
the Octave, provided that a Com 
memoration of the Octave be made, 
and that the Mass itself or a prior 
Commemoration does not require 
another Preface. 

World without end. 
Amen. 

y. The Lord be with you. 

1^7. And with thy spirit. 

y. Lift up your hearts. 

R/. We lift them up unto the 
Lord. 

y. Let us give thanks unto our 
Lord God. 

I?. It is meet and right so to 
do. 

It is very meet, right, and our 
bounden duty, that we shoulc 
at all times, and in all places give 
thanks unto thee, O Lord holy 



father almighty, everlasting God. 
because when thou didst give 
hine only Son in likeness of our 
mortal flesh, he restored us by 
:he new star of his own deathless 
ife. Therefore with Angels and 
Archangels, and with all the 
company of heaven, we laud and 
magnify thy glorious Name, ever 
more praising thee, and saying : 
Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God of 
losts. Heaven and earth are full 
of thy glory. Glory be to thee, 
O Lord most High. Blessed is he 
that cometh in the Name of the 
Lord. Hosanna in the highest. 

WITHIN THE ACTION. 

And here we do give unto thee 
most high praise and hearty 
thanks : On this most holy day 
whereon thy only -begotten Son, 
co -eternal with thee in thy glory, 
manifestly appeared in the true 
substance of our flesh : For the 
wonderful grace and virtue de 
clared in all thy Saints, from the 
beginning of the world : And 
chiefly in the glorious and most 
blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of 
the same thy Son Jesus Christ 
our Lord and God, and in 
the holy Patriarchs, Prophets, 
Apostles and Martyrs, whose 
examples, O Lord, and steadfast 
ness in thy faith, and keeping 
thy holy commandments, grant 
us to follow. 

And thus it is said throughout the 
Octave in all Masses which are not 
of the Dead. 

3[n lent. 

The following Preface is said in 
all Masses of the Season from Ash 
Wednesday till the Saturday before 
Passion Sunday inclusively. It is 
also said, according to the Rubrics, 



Prefaces without note 



Cn 



in all Masses of Feasts and Vigils 
occurring, and in Votive Masses 
celebrated at that time, provided that 
the Mass itself, or a prior Commem 
oration, does not require another 
Preface. 

World without end. I?. 
Amen. 

y. The Lord be with you. 
1^7. And with thy spirit. 
y. Lift up your hearts. 
1^7. We lift them up unto the 
Lord. 

y. Let us give thanks unto our 
Lord God. 

ty. It is meet and right so to do. 

It is very meet, right, and our 
bounden duty, that we should 
at all times, and in all places give 
thanks unto thee : O Lord holy, 
Father almighty, everlasting God: 
Who by bodily fasting dost over 
come the vice within us, dost 
raise the mind, and dost grant 
us thy power and all that thou 
^last promised : through Christ 
our Lord . Therefore with Angels 
and Archangels, and with all the 
company of heaven, we laud and 
magnify thy glorious Name, 
evermore praising thee, and say 
ing : 

Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God of 
hosts. Heaven and earth are full 
of thy glory. Glory be to thee, 
O Lord most High. Blessed is 
he that cometh in the Name of 
the Lord. Hosanna in the highest. 



3[n 0@a00e0 of tfje ~l|3a00ton 
anD of tfce !)o!p Cro00, 



The following Preface is said in 
allMasses of the Season from Passion 
Sunday to Maundy Thursday in 
clusively, and in all Masses of the 
Cross, and of the Passion, as also 
upon the Feasts of the Most Sacred 



Heart and of the Most Precious 
Blood of our Lord Jesus Christ. It 
is also said, according to the Rubrics, 
in all Masses of Feasts and Vigils 
occurring in Passiontide, and in 
Motive Masses celebrated at that 
time, and in all Masses in which a 
Commemoration is made of any of 
the above 'Offices, namely of the 
Cross, etc., or which are celebrated 
within their common Octaves, where 
they have them, unless the Mass 
itself, or a prior Commemoration, 
requires another Preface. 

World without end. ty. 
Amen. 

y. The Lord be with you. 

1^7. And with thy spirit. 

y. Lift up your hearts. 

y. We lift them up unto the 
Lord. 

y. Let us give thanks unto our 
Lord God. 

y. It is meet and right so to 
do. 

It is very meet, right, and our 
bounden duty, that we should 
at all times, and in all places give 
thanks unto thee, O Lord holy, 
Father almighty, everlasting 
God. Who upon the Wood of the 
Cross didst accomplish the sal 
vation of the race of man : that 
whence death arose, thence Life 
also might rise again : and that 
he who by a tree was once the 
vanquisher, might also by a Tree 
be vanquished : through Christ 
our Lord . Therefore with Angels 
and Archangels, and with all the 
company of heaven, we laud and 
magnify thy glorious Name, ever 
more praising thee, and saying 

Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God ol 
hosts. Heaven and earth are full 
of thy glory. Glory be to thee, 
O Lord most High. Blessed is he 
that cometh in the Name of the 
Lord. Hosanna in the highest. 



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Prefaces without note 



3[n 

The following Preface is said in 
all Masses of the Season from Easter 
Even until the Vigil of the Ascension 
inclusively. It is also said, accord 
ing to the Rubrics, in Masses o 
Feasts occurring or in V olives cele 
brated at that time, unless the Mass 
itself, or a prior Commemoration 
requires another Preface. 

In the Mass of Holy Saturday is 
said : chiefly on this night. On 
Easter day until Low Saturday in 
clusively : chiefly on this day. 
And afterwards : chiefly are we 
bound to praise thee. 

World without end. Rf. 
Amen. 

y. The Lord be with you. 

R7. And with thy spirit. 

y. Lift up your hearts. 

i^ . We lift them up unto the 
Lord. 

y. Let us give thanks unto our 
Lord God. 

I?. It is meet and right so to 
do. 

It is very meet, right, and our 
bounden duty, that we should 
at all times, and in all places 
give thanks unto thee, O Lord 
holy, Father almighty, everlast 
ing God. But chiefly (on this day) 
are we bound to praise thee for 
the glorious Resurrection of thy 
Son Jesus Christ our Lord : for 
he is the very Paschal Lamb 
which was offered for us, and 
hath taken away the sin of the 
world : who by his death hath 
destroyed death, and by his rising 
to life again hath restored to us 
everlasting life. Therefore with 
Angels and Archangels, and with 
all the company of heaven, we 
laud and magnify thy glorious 
Name, evermore praising thee, 
and saying : 



Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God of 
hosts. Heaven and earth are full 
of thy glory. Glory be to thee, 
O Lord most High. Blessed is 
he that cometh in the Name 
of the Lord. Hosanna in the 
rf highest. 



WITHIN THE ACTION. 

Aid here we do give unto thee 
most high praise and hearty 
thanks : On this most holy day, 
whereon Jesus Christ our Lord 
did rise again in his own flesh : 
For the wonderful grace and 
virtue declared in all thy Saints, 
from the beginning of the world : 
And chiefly in the glorious 
and most blessed Virgin Mary, 
Mother of the same thy Son Jesus 
Christ our Lord and God, and in 
the holy Patriarchs, Prophets, 
Apostles and Martyrs, whose 
examples, O Lord, and steadfast 
ness in thy faith, and keeping thy 
holy commandments, grant us 
to follow : he joins his hands. 

Holding his hands spread out over 
the Oblation, he says : 

A nighty God, our heavenly 
Father, who of thy tender 
mercy didst give thine only Son 
Jesus Christ to suffer death upon 
the Cross for our redemption : 
who made there (by his one obla 
tion of himself once offered : ) On 
behalf also of those whom thou 
hast been pleased to regenerate 
by water and the Holy Ghost, 
granting unto them remission of 
all their sins ; A full, perfect and 
sufficient sacrifice, oblation and 
satisfaction, for the sins of the 
whole world : and did institute, 
and in his holy Gospel command 
us to continue, a perpetual 
memory of that his precious 
death until his coming again : 
he joins his hands. 



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013 



Hear us, O merciful Father 

etc., as in the Canon. 

It is said thus from Easter Ever, 
till Saturday before Low Sunday, 
inclusively. But in the Mass of 
Holy Saturday, within the action is 
said : On this most holy night. 



tfre 30cen0ion of out 
lotD. 

The following Preface is said in 
Masses of the Ascension of our Lord, 
and of the Sunday within the Octave. 
It is also said, according to the 
Rubrics, in Masses of Feasts occur 
ring at that time, or in Votive 
Masses, which are celebrated during 
the Octave, or on the Friday after 
the Octave, unless the Mass itself, or 
a prior commemoration, requires 
another Preface. 

World without end. 
Amen. 

y. The Lord be with you. 
ty. And with thy spirit. 
y. Lift up your hearts. 
!. We lift them up unto the 
Lord. 

y. Let us give thanks unto 
our Lord God. 

1^. It is meet and right so to 
do. 

It is very meet, right, and our 
bounden duty, that we should 
at all times, and in all places 
give thanks unto thee, O Lord 
holy, Father almighty , everlasting 
God : through thy most dearly 
beloved Son Jesus Christ our 
Lord. Who, after his most 
glorious Resurrection manifestly 
appeared to all his Apostles, and 
in their sight ascended up into 
heaven to prepare a place for us ; 
that where he is, thither we might 
also ascend, and reign with him 
in glory. Therefore with Angels 
and Archangels, and with all the 



company of heaven, we laud 
and magnify thy glorious Name, 
evermore praising thee, and say 
ing : 

Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God of 
hosts. Heaven and earth are full 
of thy glory. Glory be to thee, 
O Lord most High. Blessed is 
he that cometh in the Name of 
the Lord. Hosanna in the highest. 

WITHIN THE ACTION. 

And here we do give unto thee 
most high praise and hearty 
thanks : On this most holy day 
whereon our Lord, thy only -be 
gotten Son, set on high at the 
right hand of thy glory our frail 
human nature in union with him - 
self : For the wonderful grace 
and virtue declared in all thy 
Saints, from the beginning of the 
world : And chiefly in the glori 
ous and most blessed Virgin 
Mary, Mother of the same thy 
Son Jesus Christ our Lord and 
God, and in the holy Patriarchs, 
Prophets, Apostles and Martyrs, 
whose examples, O Lord, and 
steadfastness in thy faith, and 
keeping thy holy commandments, 
grant us to follow. 

3t Pentecost 

The following Preface is said in 
Masses of the Season, from the Vigil 
of Pentecost until the following 
Saturday inclusively, and in Votive 
\lasses of the Holy Ghost, but 
omitting as at this time. It is also 
mid, in accordance with the Rubrics, 
n all Masses in which a Commemor 
ation is made of the Holy Ghost or 
if the Octave of Pentecost. 

World without end. I?. 
Amen. 

y. The Lord be with you. 
ty. And with thy spirit. 
y. Lift up your hearts. 



Prefaces without note 



IV . We lift them up unto the 
Lord. 

y. Let us give thanks unto our 
Lord God. 

l^. It is meet and right so to 
do. 

It is very meet, right, and our 
bounden duty, that we should 
at all times, and in all places 
give thanks unto thee, O Lord 
holy, Father almighty, everlast 
ing God: through Jesus Christ our 
Lord ; According to whose most 
true promise, the Holy Ghost came 
down (as on this day or as at this 
time) from heaven with a sudden 
great sound, as it had been a 
mighty wind, in the likeness of 
fiery tongues, lighting upon the 
Apostles, to teach them, and to 
lead them to all truth ; giving 
them both the gift of divers lan 
guages, and also boldness with 
fervent zeal constantly to preach 
the Gospel unto all nations : 
whereby we have been brought 
out of darkness and error into 
the clear light and true know 
ledge of thee, and of thy Son Jesus 
Christ. Therefore with Angels 
and Archangels, and with all the 
company of heaven, we laud and 
magnify thy glorious Name, ever 
more praising thee, and saying : 
Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God of 
hosts. Heaven and earth are full 
of thy glory. Glory be to thee, O 
Lord most High. Blessed is he 
that cometh in the Name of the 
Lord. Hosanna in the highest. 

WITHIN THE ACTION. 

Aid here we do give unto thee 
most high praise and hearty 
thanks : On this most holy day 
of Pentecost, whereon the Holy 
Ghost appeared to the Apostles 
in countless tongues of fire : For 
the wonderful grace and virtue 



declared in all thy Saints, from 
the beginning of the world : And 
chiefly in the glorious and most 
blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of 
thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord 
and God, and in the holy Patri 
archs, Prophets, Apostles and 
Martyrs, whose examples, O 
Lord, and steadfastness in thy 
faith, and keeping thy holy com 
mandments, grant us to follow : 
he joins his hands. 

Holding his hands spread out over 
the Oblation, he says : 

Almighty God, our heavenly 
2\. Father, who of thy tender 
mercy didst give thine only Son 
Jesus Christ to suffer death upon 
the Cross for our redemption : 
who made there (by his one obla 
tion of himself once offered : ) On 
behalf also of those whom thou 
hast been pleased to regenerate 
by water and the Holy Ghost, 
granting unto them remission of 
all their sins ; A full, perfect and 
sufficient sacrifice, oblation and 
satisfaction, for the sins of the 
whole world : and did institute, 
and in his holy Gospel command 
us to continue, a perpetual 
memory of that his precious 
death until his coming again : 
he joins his hands. 

Hear us, O merciful Father, 
etc., as in the Canon. 

It is said thus until the Saturday 
following, inclusively, in all Masses 
which are not of the Dead. 

Dn tfje J?ea0t of tfje 9@o0t 
^>olp Ctmitp, 

Bn& onSuntmgs tbrougbout tbe l^ear. 

The following Preface is said in 
Masses of the Most Holy Trinity, of 
the greater Sundays of Advent, Sep- 
tuagesima, Sexagesima, and Quin- 
quagesima, and of the lesser Sundays, 



Prefaces without note 



CIS 



even if anticipated, after the Octave 
of the Epiphany and Pentecost. It 
is said also, according to the Rubrics, 
in Masses in which a Commemora 
tion is made of the Most Holy 
Trinity, or of the above Sundays, 
and also in Masses which are cele 
brated within the Octave of Trinity 
Sunday, where such is observed. 
But it is not said on the first Sunday 
after Trinity Sunday, if a Commem 
oration be made of the Octave of 
Corpus Christi, nor in the Mass of 
any Sunday resumed within the 
week. 

World without end. IV . 
Amen. 

y. The Lord be with you. 
IV. And with thy spirit. 
y. Lift up your hearts. 
IV . We lift them up unto the 
Lord. 

y. Let us give thanks unto 
our Lord God. 

IV. It is meet and right so to 
do. 

It is very meet, right; and our 
bounden duty, that we should 
at all times, and in all places give 
thanks unto thee, O Lord al 
mighty, everlasting God. Who 
art one God, one Lord ; not one 
only Person, but three Persons 
in one Substance . For that which 
we believe of the glory of the 
Father, the same we believe of 
the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, 
without any difference or in 
equality. Therefore with Angels 
and Archangels, and with all 
the company of heaven, we laud 
and magnify thy glorious Name, 
evermore praising thee and say 
ing : 

Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God of 
hosts. Heaven and earth are full 
of thy glory. Glory be to thee, O 
Lord most High. Blessed is he 



that cometh in the Name of the 
Lord. Hosanna in the highest. 

Or this on Sundays : 

World without end. IV . 
Amen. 

y. The Lord be with you. 

I?. And with thy spirit. 

y. Lift up your hearts. 

R7. We lift them up unto the 
Lord. 

y. Let us give thanks unto our 
Lord God. 

IV. It is meet and right so to 
do. 

It is very meet, right, and our 
bounden duty, that we should 
at all times, and in all places 
give thanks unto thee, O Lord 
holy, Father almighty, everlast 
ing God. Who with thine only -be 
gotten Son and the Holy Ghost, 
art one God, one Lord ; in 
Trinity of Persons and in Unity 
of Substance. For that which we 
believe of thy glory, O Father, 
the same we believe of the Son, 
and of the Holy Ghost, without 
any difference or inequality. 
Therefore with Angels and Arch 
angels, and with all the company 
of heaven, we laud and magnify 
thy 'glorious Name, evermore 
praising thee, and saying : 

Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God of 
hosts. Heay.en and earth are full 
of thy glory. Glory be to thee, O 
Lord most High. Blessed is he 
that cometh in the Name of the 
Lord. Hosanna in the highest. 

Or this in the dioceses of the 
American Church : 

For the precious death and 
merits of thy Son Jesus 
Christ our Lord, and for the send 
ing to us of the Holy Ghost, the 
Comforter ; who art one with 
thee in thy Eternal Godhead. 
Therefore with Angels, as above. 



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Prefaces without note 



ffl)n JFea0t0 anD in T^otitie 
Q@a00e0 of t&e !6le00eD 



Virgin 

The following Preface is said in 
all Masses of Blessed Mary (except 
on the Feast of the Purification, and 
in Masses in which a Commemora 
tion of the Octave of Christmas has 
been made, in which Masses the 
Preface of Christmas is said). It is 
also said, according to the Rubrics, 
in all Masses, which are not of the 
Season of Advent, nor of any Feast 
of our Lord, in which a Com 
memoration has to be made of 
Blessed Mary, or which are cele 
brated within common Octaves of 
Blessed Mary, unless the said Mass, 
or a prior Commemoration, requires 
another Preface. 

But either The Annunciation, 
or The Visitation, or The Assump 
tion, or The Nativity, or The Pre 
sentation is said according to the 
name of the Feast. 

In Masses of the immaculate Con 
ception is said : The immaculate 
Conception. In Masses of the 
Seven Sorrows ': The Transfixion. 
On the Feast of Mount Carmel : The 
Commemoration . 

In all other Feasts of the Blessed 
Virgin Mary is said : The Fes 
tivity. In the Office of St. Mary on 
Saturdays, and in Votive Masses in 
which a special Mystery has not to be 
celebrated : The Veneration. 

World without end. l^. 
Amen. 

ty. The Lord be with you. 
I?. And with thy spirit. 
y. Lift up your hearts. 
37. We lift them up unto the 
Lord. 

T. Let us give thanks unto our 
Lord God. 



do. 



. It is meet and right so to 



It is very meet, right, and our 
bounden duty, that we should 
at all times, and in all places 
give thanks unto thee, O Lord 
holy, Father almighty, everlast 
ing God : And that in | J | J J of 
Blessed Mary Ever -Virgin, we 
should praise, bless, and tell 
forth thy wonders : In that by 
the overshadowing of the Holy 
Ghost, she conceived thy only- 
begotten Son, and without let to 
the glory of her abiding maiden 
hood, brought forth for man the 
Light eternal, even Jesus Christ 
our Lord. Therefore with Angels 
and Archangels, and with all the 
company of heaven, we laud and 
magnify thy glorious Name, ever 
more praising thee, and saying : 
Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God of 
hosts. Heaven and earth are full 
of thy glory. Glory be to thee, O 
Lord most High. Blessed is he 
that cometh in the Name of the 
Lord. Hosanna in the highest. 

Dn JTea0t0 anD in Votitie 
of St* 3Io0epf), 
of tfje 16le00eD 
Uirgin 9@atp. 

The following Preface is said in all 
Masses of St. Joseph. It is also said, 
according to the Rubrics, in allMasses 
which are not of our Lord, in which 
a Commemoration has been made of 
St. Joseph, or which are celebrated 
within a common Octave of St. 
Joseph, unless the said Mass or 
a prior Commemoration requires 



another Preface. 

In Votive Masses is said : 
Veneration. 



In the 



w 



orld without end. 
Amen. 



Prefaces without note 



y. The Lord be with you. 

H?. And with thy spirit. 

y. Lift up your hearts. 

IV . We lift them up unto the 
Lord. 

y. Let us give thanks unto our 
Lord God. 

IV . It is meet and right so to 
do. 

It is very meet, right, and our 
bounden duty, that we should 
at all times, and in all places, give 
thanks unto thee : O Lord holy, 
Father almighty, everlasting 
God. And that (on the Festival) 
of Joseph the blessed, we should 
praise, bless, and tell forth thy 
wonders. Who being a righteous 
man was espoused to the Virgin 
Mother of God by thine appoint 
ment ; a faithful and wise ser 
vant made ruler of thy House 
hold : that in the office of a father 
he should guard thy only -be 
gotten Son, conceived by the 
overshadowing of the Holy Ghost 
even Jesus Christ our Lord. 
Therefore with Angels and Arch 
angels, and with all the company 
of heaven, we laud and magnify 
thy glorious Name, evermore 
praising thee and saying : 

Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God of 
hosts. Heaven and earth are full 
of thy glory. Glory be to thee, O 
Lord most High. Blessed is he 
that cometh in the Name of the 
Lord. Hosanna in the highest. 



j?ea0t0 anD in Uottoe 
9@a00e0 of tfre 3po0tle0 anD 
<ZEtmng;ett0t0. 

The following Preface is said in 
all Masses of the Holy Apostles, or 
Evangelists, except within the Octave 
of Christmas, when the Preface of 
Christmas is said. It is also said, 



according to the Rubrics t in all 
Masses which are not of our Lord, 
in which a Commemoration has been 
made of Apostles or Evangelists, or 
which are celebrated within their 
common Octaves, unless the same 
Mass or a prior Commemoration 
requires another Preface. 

World without end. IV. 
Amen. 

y. The Lord be with you. 

IV. And with thy spirit. 

y. Lift up your hearts. 

IV. We lift them up unto the 
Lord. 

y. Let us give thanks unto our 
Lord God. 

IV. It is meet and right so to 
do. 

It is very meet, right, and our 
bounden duty, that we, O 
Lord, should humbly entreat 
thee, that thou, the everlasting 
Shepherd, do not leave thy flock 
untended, but by thy blessed 
Apostles do keep it in thy con 
tinual protection ; that it may be 
governed by those same rulers 
whom, in thy stead, thou hast 
given for thy work, as shepherds 
of thy people. Therefore with 
Angels and Archangels, and with 
all the company of heaven, we 
laud and magnify thy glorious 
Name ; evermore praising thee, 
and saying : 

Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God of 
hosts. Heaven and earth are full 
of thy glory. Glory be to thee, O 
Lord most High. Blessed is he 
that cometh in the Name of the 
Lord. Hosanna in the highest. 

Dn J?ea0t0 anD 4Fena0 

tbrougbout tbe gear, 
The following Preface is said in 
all Masses which have no proper 
Preface, unless the Preface of any 



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commemorated Office, or the proper 
Preface of an Octave or Season 
occurring, has to be read in accord 
ance with the Rubrics. It is also 
said in Masses of the Dedication of 
a Church and of other Feasts of our 
Lord, where celebrated, which have 
no proper Preface, and in which no 
Preface has to be said of a com 
memorated Office nor of an Octave 
(which are not of our Lord), nor the 
Preface of Lent. It is likewise said 
in Masses of the Ferias of Advent, 
although a Commemoration be made 
therein of the Blessed Virgin Mary. 

World without end. l^. 
Amen. 

y. The Lord be with you. 
R7. And with thy spirit. 
y. Lift up your hearts. 
1^7. We lift them up unto the 
Lord. 

y. Let us give thanks unto our 
Lord God. 

ty. It is meet and right so to 
do. 

It is very meet, right, and our 
bounden duty, that we should 
at all times, and in all places, give 
thanks unto thee : O Lord holy, 
Father almighty, everlasting 
God. Therefore with Angels and 
Archangels, and with all the 
company of heaven, we laud and 
magnify thy glorious Name ; 
evermore praising thee, and say 
ing : 

Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God of 
hosts. Heaven and earth are full 
of thy glory. Glory be to thee, O 
Lord most High. Blessed is he 
that cometh in the Name of the 
Lord. Hosanna in the highest. 



31n Q@a00e0 of tfje DeaD. 

The following Preface is said in 
all Masses of the Dead. 

World without end. !?. 
Amen. 

y. The Lord be with you. 

ty. And with thy spirit. 

y. Lift up your hearts. 

ty. We lift them up unto the 
Lord. 

y. Let us give thanks unto our 
Lord God. 

ty. It is meet and right so to 
do. 

It is very meet, right, and our 
bounden duty, that we should 
at all times and in all places, give 
thanks unto thee, O Lord holy, 
Father almighty, everlasting 
God : through Jesus Christ our 
Lord. In whom hath been mani 
fested forth unto us the hope of 
a glorious resurrection : giving 
unto them that bewail the certain 
condition of their mortality the 
comfort of thy promise of im 
mortality to come. For thou, O 
Lord, changest, but takest not 
away the life of thy faithful 
people, granting unto them at 
the dissolution of the tabernacle 
of their earthly pilgrimage, an 
everlasting dwelling-place in the 
heavens* Therefore with Angels 
and Archangels, and with all the 
company of heaven, we laud and 
magnify thy glorious Name, 
evermore praising thee, and say 
ing : 

Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God of 
hosts. Heaven and earth are full 
of thy glory. Glory be to thee, O 
Lord most High. Blessed is he 
that cometh in the Name of the 
Lord. Hosanna in the highest. 



Other Prefaces 



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OTHER PREFACES 

PROPOSED BY CONVOCATION 



SDn tbe 

And throughout the Octave. 

Through Jesus Christ our 
Lord, who in substance of 
our mortal flesh, manifested 
forth his glory, that he might 
bring us out of darkness into his 
own marvellous light. 

Cm e@aunDg CfwrsDap/ 

Through Jesus Christ our 
Lord : who, having loved 
his own which were in the world, 
loved them unto the end, and on 
the night before he suffered, sit 
ting at meat with his disciples, 
did institute these holy mys 
teries, that we, receiving the 
benefits of his Passion, and being 
quickened by his Resurrection, 
might be made partakers of his 
divine nature, and be filled with 
all the fulness of God. 



Dn tfje j?ea0t of rtje 
Cransfiguratioru 

Because by the mystery of 
thine incarnate Word, the 
light of thy glory did shine anew 
upon mankind : to the intent 
that we might be transformed 



into his image from glory to 
glory. 

HDn ail faints' Dap, 

And (except when the Preface of 
any of the great Festivals is ap 
pointed to be said) on the Festivals 
of Apostles and Evangelists, and on 
the Feast of St. John the Baptist. 

Who in the righteousness of 
thy Saints hast given us 
an ensample of godly life, and 
in their blessedness a glorious 
pledge of the hope of our calling : 
that, being compassed about 
with so great a cloud of witnesses, 
we also with patience may run 
the race that is set before us, and 
with them receive the crown of 
glory that fadeth not away. 

SDn tfce DeDtcation of a 
Cfwrcf), 

Or on the Anniversary of the same. 

Who, though thy glory is in 
the world, and thy great 
ness is unbounded, dost vouch 
safe to hallow for thy Name 
places meet for thy worship, and 
through them to stir up in the 
hearts of thy people the spirit of 
grace and of supplication. 



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COMMUNICANTES 

From the Latin Rite. 

3[n JOatttritate Domini, 

Usque ad Octavam inclusive. 



/^ommunicantes, et [diem sac- 
vel [noctem 
celebrantes, 



ratissimum] 
sacratissimam] 



[quo] vel [qua] beatae Maria? in- 
temerata virginitas, huic tnundo 
edidit Salvatorem : sed et me 
moriam venerantes, in pritnis 
ejusdem gloriosae semper Vir- 
ginis Mariae, Genitricis ejusdem 
Dei et Domini nostri Jesu Christi: 



sed 

etc. 



et beatorum Apostolorum, 



/Communicating, and celebrat- 
V> ing the most holy day 
[night] whereon Blessed Mary, 
with maidenhood inviolate, 
brought forth the Saviour to this 
world : but also worshipping the 
memorial : first, of the glorious 
and Ever -Virgin Mary, Mother 
of the same our God and Lord 
Jesus Christ : and also of thy 
blessed Apostles, etc. 



3[n Die 

et per totam Octavam. 



Communicantes, et diem sac- 
ratissimum celebrantes, quo 
Unigenitus tuus in tua tecum 
gloria coaeternus, in veritate car- 
nis nostrae visibiliter corporalis 
apparuit : sed et memoriam 
venerantes, in primis gloriosae 
semper Virginis Mariae, Geni 
tricis ejusdem Dei et Domini 
nostri Jesu Christi : sed et 
beatorum Apostolorum, etc. 



/Communicating, and celebrat- 
ing the most holy day 
whereon thy only -begotten Son, 
co -eternal with thee in thy glory, 
manifestly appeared in the true 
substance of our flesh : but also 
worshipping the memorial : 
first, of the glorious and Ever- 
Virgin Mary, Mother of the same 
our God and Lord Jesus Christ : 
and also of thy blessed Apostles, 
etc. 



usque ad Sabbatum in Albis inclusive. 



/Communicantes, et [diem sac- 
V>i ratissimum] vel [noctem 
sacratissimam] celebrantes Re- 
surrectionis Domini nostri Jesu 
Christi secundum carnem : sed 
et memoriam venerantes, in 
primis gloriosae semper Virginis 
Mariae, Genitricis ejusdem Dei et 
Domini nostri Jesu Christi : sed 
et beatorum Apostolorum, etc. 



/^Communicating, and cele- 
V> brating the most holy day 
[night] whereon Jesus Christ our 
Lord did rise again in his own 
flesh : but also worshipping the 
memorial : first, of the glorious 
Ever -Virgin Mary, Mother of the 
same our God and Lord Jesus 
Christ : and also of thy blessed 
Apostles, etc. 



Communicantes 



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H 



Sequitur : 



anc igitur oblationem ser- 
vitutis nostrae, sed cunctae 
familiae tuae, quam tibi offerimus 
pro his quoque, quos regenerare 
dignatus es ex aqua, et Spiritu 
Sancto, tribuens eis remissionem 
omnium peccatorum, quassumus 
Domine, etc. 



Therefore, Lord, we beseech 
thee, that thou, being paci 
fied, wilt receive this oblation of 
our bounden service, and of all 
thy household, and we offer it to 
thee on behalf also of those whom 
thou hast been pleased to regen 
erate by water and the Holy 
Ghost, granting unto them re 
mission of all their sins : and do 
thou order, etc. 



3fn Die 

et per totam Octavam. 



/^ommunicdntes, et diem sac- 
V^< ratissimum celebrantes, 
quo Dominus noster, unigenitus 
Filius tuus, unitam sibi fragili- 
tdtis nostrae substantiam in gloriae 
tuae dextera collocavit : sed et 
memoriam venerantes, in primis 
gloriosae semper Virginis Mariae, 
Genitricis ejusdem Dei et Domini 
nostri Jesu Ghristi : sed et 
beatorum Apostolorum, etc. 



/Communicating, and cele- 
brating the most holy day 
whereon our Lord, thy only- 
begotten Son, set on high at the 
right hand of thy glory our frail 
human nature in union with him 
self : but also worshipping the 
memorial : first, of the glorious 
Ever -Virgin Mary, Mother of the 
same our God and Lord Jesus 
Christ : and also of thy blessed 
Apostles, etc. 



a ITigtlta Penteco0te& 

usque ad sequens Sabbatum inclusive. 



/^Communicantes et diem sac- 



ratissimum 



Pentecostes 



celebrantes, quo Spiritus Sanc- 
tus Apostolis, innumeris linguis 
apparuit : sed et memoriam 
venerdntes, in primis, etc. 



/Communicating, and cele- 
V> brating the most holy day 
of Pentecost whereon the Holy 
Ghost appeared to the Apostles 
in countless tongues of fire : but 
also worshipping the memorial : 
first, etc. 



Sequitur : 
Hanc igitur, etc., ut supra. \ Therefore, Lord, etc., as above. 



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FROM 

-THE SCOTTISH RITE 

after offering tfre )blation0, J?ea0t0 of 3po0tle0 anD 



Blessed be thou, O Lord God, 
for ever and ever. Thine, 
O Lord, is the greatness, and the 
glory, and the victory, and the 
majesty : for all that is in the 
heaven and in the earth is thine : 
thine is the kingdom, O Lord, 
and thou art exalted as head 
above all : both riches and 
honour come of thee, and of 
thine own do we give unto thee. 
17. Amen. 



OTHER PROPER PREFACES. 

Cfje (ZEpipfjanp, anD it0 
Dctatoe, 

Through Jesus Christ our 
Lord, who, in substance of 
our mortal* flesh, manifested 
forth his glory, that he might 
bring us out of darkness into his 
own marvellous light. 

f)e purification, 

Because thy blessed Son, Jesus 
Christ our Lord, born of a 
woman, born under the law, 
was, as on this day, presented in 
the Temple, and revealed to thy 
servants as a light to lighten 
the Gentiles, and the glory of 
thy people Israel. 

f)e annunciation, 

As on Christmas Day omitting 
as on this day, 



Through Jesus Christ our 
Lord, who did vouchsafe 
to choose thy servant, Saint N. 
to be of the company of the 
Apostles (or to be an Evangelist) 
by whose ministry thine elect 
might be gathered in from every 
nation, and thy Church instructed 
in the way that leadeth to ever 
lasting life. 

ail @aint0' Dap. 

Who in the multitude of thy 
Saints hast compassed us 
about with so great a cloud of 
witnesses, to the .end that we, 
rejoicing in their fellowship, may 
run with patience the race that 
is set before us, and together 
with them receive the crown of 
glory that fadeth not away. 



Con0ecration of 
anD 2DrDination0* 

Through Jesus Christ our 
Lord, the great Shepherd 
of the sheep, who, for the feeding 
and guidance of his flock, did 
appoint divers orders of ministers 
in his Church. 

Dedication of a Clwrcf), 
anD 3nnitier0arg thereof* 

Who in temples made with 
hands buildest up for thy 
self a spiritual temple made 
without hands. 






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FROM 

THE AMERICAN RITE 



for tfje 

A mighty and everliving God, 
who by thy holy Apostle 
hast taught us to make prayers, 
and supplications, and to give 
thanks for all men : We humbly 
beseech thee most mercifully (to 
accept our alms and oblations, 
and) to receive these our prayers, 
which we offer unto thy Divine 
Majesty ; beseeching thee to in 
spire continually the Universal 
Church with the spirit of truth, 
unity, and concord : And grant 
that all those who do confess thy 
holy Name may agree in the 
truth of thy holy Word, and live 
in unity and godly love. 

We beseech thee also, so to 
direct and dispose the 
hearts of all Christian Rulers, 
that they may truly and im 
partially administer justice, to 
the punishment of wickedness 
and vice, and to the maintenance 
of thy true religion, and virtue. 

Give grace, O heavenly 
Father, to all Bishops and 
other Ministers, that they may, 
both by their life and doctrine, 



set forth thy true and lively 
Word, and rightly and duly 
administer thy holy Sacraments. 

Aid to all thy people give 
thy heavenly grace ; and 
especially to this congregation 
here present ; that, with meek 
heart and due reverence, they 
may hear, and receive thy holy 
Word ; truly serving thee in 
holiness and righteousness all 
the days of their life. 

Aid we most humbly beseech 
thee, of thy goodness, O 
Lord, to comfort and succour all 
those who, in this transitory life, 
are in trouble, sorrow, need, 
sickness, or any other adversity. 

Aid we also bless thy holy 
Name for all thy servants 
departed this life in thy faith 
and fear ; beseeching thee to 
give us grace so to follow their 
good examples, that with them 
we may be partakers of thy 
heavenly kingdom. 



this, O Father, for 
Jesus Christ's sake, Our 
only Mediator and Advocate. 
. Amen. 



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FROM THE 



SOUTH AFRICAN RITE 



for tfje 



/i/J 



Let us pray for the whole state o 
Christ's Church. 

A mighty and everliving God 
who by thy holy Apostle hasi 
taught us to make prayers, anc 
supplications, and to give thanks 
for all men : We humbly beseech 
thee most mercifully to accept 
our (alms and) oblations and to 
receive these our prayers, which 
we offer unto thy Divine Majesty 
beseeching thee to inspire con 
tinually the universal Church 
with the spirit of truth, unity 
and concord : And grant, that all 
they that do confess thy holy 
Name may agree in the truth ol 
thy holy Word, and live in unity, 
and godly love. 

We beseech thee also to save 
and defend all Christian 
Kings, Princes, and Governors ; 
and specially thy Servant N., 
our King ; that under him we 
may be godly and quietly 
governed : And grant unto his 
whole Council, and to all that 
are put in authority under him, 
that they may truly and faith 
fully minister justice, to the 
punishment of wickedness and 
vice, and to the maintenance of 
thy true religion, and virtue. 

Give grace, O heavenly 
Father, to all Bishops, 
Priests and Deacons, and es 
pecially to thy Servant N., our 
Bishop, that they may both by 
their life and doctrine set forth 
thy true and living Word, and 
rightly and duly administer thy 
holy Sacraments. 



Aid to all thy people give thy 
heavenly grace ; and speci 
ally to this congregation here 
present ; that, with meek heart 
and due reverence, they may 
hear, and receive thy holy Word ; 
truly serving thee in holiness 
and righteousness all the days of 
their life. 

Aid we most humbly beseech 
thee of thy goodness, O 
Lord, to comfort and succour all 
them, who in this transitory life 
are in trouble, sorrow, need, 
sickness, or any other adversity. 

Aid we commend to thy 
gracious keeping, O Lord, 
all thy servants departed this 
life in thy faith and fear, beseech 
ing thee to grant them mercy, 
ight and peace, both now and at 
the day of Resurrection. 

Aid here we do give unto 
thee, O Lord, most high 
praise and hearty thanks for the 
wonderful grace and virtue de 
clared in all thy Saints, and 
chiefly in the Blessed Virgin 
Mary, Mother of thy Son Jesus 
Christ, our Lord and God, and in 

he holy Patriarchs, Prophets, 

Apostles and Martyrs ; beseech - 

ng thee to give us grace that 

we rejoicing in the Communion 

f the Saints and following the 
*ood examples of those who 
lave served thee here, may be 
partakers with them of thy 
icavenly kingdom : 

this, O Father, for 
Jesus Christ's sake : Our 

nly Mediator and Advocate. 

?. Amen. 



CANON 

OF THE 

MASS 






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CANON 



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OF THE 



ENGLISH MASS 




Ce tgitur* 

LMIGHTY 
& EVER- 
LIVI NG 
GOD, who 
by thy holy 
Apostle 
hast taught us to make 
prayers and supplications, 
and to give thanks for all 
men : We humbly beseech 
thee most mercifully to re 
ceive >J< these >J< our >J< 
prayers, which we offer 
unto thy divine Majesty, 
beseeching thee to inspire 
continually the universal 
Church with the spirit of 
truth, unity and concord : 
And grant that all they 
that do confess thy holy 
Name, may agree in the 
truth of thy holy Word, 
and live in unity and godly 
love. 

Commemoratto pro tutus. 

Specially we beseech 
thee to save and defend 
thy servant N. our King, 



that under him we may be 
godly and quietly governed. 
And grant unto his whole 
council, and to all that are 
put in authority under him, 
that they may truly and in 
differently minister justice, 
to the punishment of wick 
edness and vice, and to the 
maintenance of God's true 
religion and virtue. 

Give grace, O heavenly 
Father, to N. and N., 
and all Bishops, Pastors, 
and Curates, that they may 
both by their life and doc 
trine set forth thy true and 
lively Word, and rightly 
and duly administer thy 
holy Sacraments : 

And to all thy people, N. 
and N., give thy heavenly 
grace, that with meek 
heart and due reverence 
they may hear and receive 
thy holy Word, truly 
serving thee in holiness 
and righteousness all the 
days of their life. And we 
most humbly beseech thee 



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of thy goodness, O Lord, 
to comfort and succour al 
them, who in this transitory 
life are in trouble, sorrow 
need, sickness, or any 
other adversity. And 
especially we commend 
unto thy merciful goodness 
this congregation which is 
here assembled in thy 
Name, to celebrate the 
commemoration of the 
most glorious death of thy 
Son. 

3[nfta acttonem* 

Aid here we do give unto 
thee most high praise 
and hearty thanks : For 
the wonderful grace and 
virtue declared in all thy 
Saints, from the beginning 
of the world : And chiefly 
in the glorious and most 
blessed Virgin Mary, 
Mother of thy Son Jesus 
Christ our Lord and God, 
and in the holy Patriarchs, 
Prophets, Apostles and 
Martyrs, whose examples, 
O Lord, and steadfastness 
in thy faith, and keeping 
thy holy commandments, 
grant us to follow. 



w 



Commemoratio 
Defunctortmu 
e commend unto thy 
mercy, O Lord, all 



other thy servants N. and 
N. which are departed 
hence from us, with the 
sign of faith, and now do 
rest in the sleep of peace ; 
Grant unto them, we be 
seech thee, thy mercy, and 
everlasting peace, and 
that, at the day of the 
general resurrection, we 
and all they which be of 
the mystical body of thy 
Son, may altogether be set 
on his right hand, and hear 
that his most joyful voice : 
Come unto me, O ye that 
be blessed of my Father, 
and possess the kingdom, 
which is prepared for you 
from the beginning of the 
world; grant this, O 
Father, for Jesus Christ's 
sake, our only Mediator 
and Advocate. 



jWanu0 

A mighty God, our 
heavenly Father, who 
of thy tender mercy didst 
ve thine only Son Jesus 
Christ, to suffer death upon 
;he Cross for our redemp- 
;ion, who made there, by 
lis one oblation of himself > 
once offered, a full, perfect, 
and sufficient sacrifice, 
oblation, and satisfaction, 
or the sins of the whole 
world, and did institute, 
and in his holy Gospel 



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027 



command us to celebrate a 
perpetual memory of tha 
his precious death, unti 
his coming again. 

J>anc igitm. 

Hear us, O mercifu 
Father, we beseech 
thee: and with thy Holy 
Spirit and Word vouchsafe 
to bl^ess and sanc^tify 
these thy gi^f ts, and crea 
tures of Bread and Wine, 
that they may be unto us, 
the Bo>J<dy and Bl^ood ol 
thy most dearly beloved 
Son Jesus Christ ; 



Ciui 

Who in the same night 
that he was betrayed, 
took bread, and when he 
had bl^essed and given 
thanks, he brake it, and 
gave it to his disciples, 
saying: Take, eat; 

This is my Body 
which is given for 
you: 

Do this in remembrance 
of me. 



Ecewise after supper, he 
took the Cup, and 
when he had given *%* 
thanks, he gave it to them, 
saying: Drink ye all of 
this: 



For this is my Blood 
of the New Testa 
ment which is shed 
for you and for 
many, for remission 
of sins : 

Do this as oft as ye shall 
drink it in remembrance of 
me. 



et a@emore$u 

Wherefore, O Lord and 
heavenly Father, ac 
cording to the Institution 
of thy dearly-beloved Son, 
our Saviour Jesus Christ, 
we thy humble servants, 
do cele>J<brate and ma>J<ke 
lie^re before thy divine 
Majesty, with these thy 
ho^ly gi^fts, the memorial 
which thy Son hath willed 
us to make : having in re 
membrance his blessed 
Passion, mighty Resurrec- 
;ion and glorious Ascension, 
endering unto thee most 
learty thanks, for the in 
numerable benefits pro 
cured unto us by the same, 
Entirely desiring thy 
'atherly goodness, merci- 
ully to accept this our 
Sacrifice of praise and 
;hanksgiving: most humbly 
Beseeching thee to grant, 
hat by the merits and death 
>f thy Son Jesus Christ, and 
hrough faith in his Blood, 



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we and all thy whole Church 
may obtain remission of our 
sins, and all other benefits 
of his Passion. 

uppltces te mogamus, 

Aid here we offer and 
present unto thee, O 
Lord, ourselves, our souls 
and bodies to be a reason 
able, holy, and lively sacri 
fice unto thee : humbly be 
seeching thee, that whoso 
ever shall be partakers, 
of this holy Communion, 
may worthily receive the 
most precious Bo^dy and 
Bl^ood of thy Son Jesus 
Christ, and be ^ fulfilled 
with thy grace and 
heavenly benediction, and 
made one body with thy 
Son Jesus Christ, that he 
may dwell in them and 
they in him. 



duoque 
Peccatottiw0, 

nd although we be un 
worthy, through our 



manifold sins, to Offer unto 
thee any sacrifice : Yet we 
beseech thee to accept this 
our bounden duty and ser 
vice, and command these 
our prayers and supplica 
tions, by the ministry of thy 
holy Angels to be brought 
up into thy holy Tabernacle 
before the sight of thy 
divine Majesty; not weigh 
ing our merits, but pardon 
ing our offences. Through 
>J< Christ >J< our >J< Lord. 



Pet duern* 

By wh>J<om, and with 
wh^om, in the un^ity 
of the Holy Ghost, all 
hon^our and gl^ory be 
unto thee, O Father al 
mighty : 

World without end. R/. 
Amen. 

Let us pray. 

T>i? n^v^ ^ rfo^- 



patet H3o0tet (p. csi) 



nr- tizixiq 10 




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CANON 

OF THE '$"* 

ROMAN MASS 




Ce tgitur, 

'HEREFORE, 
most graci 
ous Father, 
through 
Jesus Christ, 
thy Son our 
Lord, we humbly beseech 
thee, and we desire, that 
thou accept and bless these 
^ gifts, these >J< presents, 
these holy^and unspotted 
sacrifices which, first of all, 
we offer unto thee for thy 
holy Catholic Church : that 
thou vouchsafe to pacify, 
keep, unite and govern 
it throughout the whole 
world : with thy servant N. 
our Pope and N. our Bishop, 
and all true believers, and 
such as have the Catholic 
and Apostolic faith in due 
estimation. 



Commemoratto pro 

Remember, Lord, thy 
servants and hand 
maids N. and N. and all 



who stand here round 
about, whose faith and 
devotion unto thee is 
known and manifest: for 
whom we offer unto thee, 
or who .themselves do offer 
unto thee, this sacrifice of 

raise for them and theirs : 
3r the redemption of their 
souls, for the hope of their 
salvation and health, and 
render their vows unto thee, 
the eternal, living, and true 
God. 

3lnfra acttonem. 
/Communicating, and 
\^4 worshipping the me 
morial, first, of the glorious 
and ever- Virgin Mary, the 
Mother of our Goa and 
Lord Jesu Christ, and also 
of thy blessed Apostles 
and Martyrs, Peter, Paul, 
Andrew, James, John, 
Thomas, James, Philip, 
Bartholomew, Matthew, 
Simon and Thaddeus : 
Linus, Cletus, Clement, 
Xystus, Cornelius, Cyprian, 



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Lawrence, Chrysogonus, 
John and Paul, Cosmas 
and Damian : and of all thy 
Saints ; by whose merits 
and prayers grant thou that 
in all things we may be 
defended with the help of 
thy protection. Through 
the same Christ our Lord. 
Amen. 

fi@anu0 super oblata. 

Therefore, Lord, we be 
seech thee, that thpu, 
being pacified, wilt receive 
this oblation of our bounden 
service, and of 9,11 thy 
household: and order our 
days in thy peace, and 
command us to be delivered 
from eternal damnation, 
and to be numbered in the 
flock of thine elect. 
Through Christ our Lord. 
Amen. 

Xuam oblationem. 

Which oblation we 
beseech thee, O 
Almighty God, in all things 
to make ble >J< ssed, ap- 
po >J< inted, rati >J< fied, 
reasonable and acceptable: 
that unto us it may be the 
Bo){<dy and Bl^ood of thy 
most dearly beloved Son, 
our Lord Jesu Christ. 



w 



prtDie, 

ho the next day afore 
he suffered took 



bread into his holy and 
reverent hands, and his 
eyes being lifted into 
heaven unto thee, God 
Almighty his Father, ren 
dering thanks unto thee, 
he bl^essed, he brake, and 
gave unto his disciples, 
saying : Take and eat this, 
ye all. 

For this is my 
Body. 

, . . . -*y-' 



moDo, 

Ecewise after they had 
supped, he taking this 
excellent Cup into his. holy 
and reverent hands : ren 
dering thanks also unto 
thee, bl^essed, and gave 
unto his disciples, saying: 
Take and drink of this, ye 
all. 

For this is the 
Cup of my Blood of 
the new and ever 
lasting Testament : 
the mystery of 
faith: which for 
you and for many 
shall be shed to the 
remission of sins. 

As oft as ye do these 
things, ye shall do them in 
remembrance of me. 



Canon of the Roman Mass 



et Demotes, 

Wherefore, O Lord, we 
also, thy servants, 
and thy holy people, being 
mindful as well of the 
blessed passion and resur 
rection, as of the glorious 
ascension of the same 
Christ thy Son, our Lord 
God, do offer unto thy ex 
cellent Majesty of thy own 
rewards and gifts, a pure^ 
host, a holy>J<host, an un- 
defiled^host, the holy>J< 
bread of eternal life, and 
the^cup of eternal salva 
tion. 



quae propttm 

Vouchsafe thou also, with 
a merciful and pleasant 
countenance, to have re 
spect hereunto : and to ac 
cept the same, as thou 
didst vouchsafe to accept 
the gifts of thy righteous 
servant Abel, and the sacri 
fice of our patriarch Abra 
ham, and the holy sacrifice, 
the undefiled host, that the 
high priest Melchisedek 
did offer unto thee. 



te 

We humbly beseech 
thee, O Almighty 
God, command thou these 
to be brought by the hands 
of thy holy Angel unto thy 
high Altar in the presence 



of thy Divine Majesty, that 
as many of us as of this 
partaking of the Altar shall 
receive thy Son's holy^ 
Body and >J< Blood may 
be replenished with all 
heavenly benediction and 
grace. Through the same 
Christ our Lord. Amen. 

Commemotatio pro 
Defunctte. 

Remember, Lord, also 
the souls of thy ser 
vants and handmaidens, N. 
and N., which are gone be 
fore us with the mark of 
faith, and rest in the sleep 
of peace. 

We beseech thee, O 
Lord, that unto them, and 
unto all such as rest in 
Christ, thou wilt grant a 
place of refreshing, of light, 
and of peace. Through 
the same Christ our Lord. 
Amen. 

H3olri0 quoque peccatortfaus* 

Unto us sinners also, 
thy servants, hoping 
of the multitude of thy 
mercies, vouchsafe to give 
some portion and fellow 
ship with thy holy Apostles 
and Martyrs ; with John, 
Stephen, Matthias, Barna 
bas, Ignatius, Alexander, 
Marcellinus, Peter, Felici- 
tas, Perpetua, Agatha, 
Lucia, Agnes, Cecilia, 



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Anastasia, and with all thy 
Saints : within whose 
fellowship we beseech thee 
to admit us, not weighing 
our merit but granting 
us forgiveness. Through 
Christ our Lord. 

By whom, O Lord, all 
these good things thou 
dost ever create, thou sanc- 
^tifiest, thou quick^enest, 
thou ble^ssest, and givest 
unto us. 



T brought him, and with 
>J<him, and in^him, is 
unto thee God, Father^ 
Almighty, in the unity of 
the Holy>J<Ghost,all honour 
and glory. 

World without end. R/. 
Amen. 

^".- <v~:t;- Yii! 

Let us pray. 



patet noster (p. 







H - ; ^- 



hrfft 



CANON MISS^E 




E IGITUR, 
clementis- 
sime Pater, 
per Jesum 
Christum 
Fi'lium tuum 
D6minum nostrum, siip- 
plices rogdmas, ac p6timus, 
uti accepta hdbeas, et 
benedicas, haec ^ dona, 
haec ^ miinera, haec ^ 
sancta sacrificia illibdta, 
in primis, quse tibi oflferi- 
muspro Ecclesia tua sancta 
cath61ica: quam pacific Are, 
custodire, adundre, et r6- 
gere dign6ris toto orbe 
terrdrum : una cum f dmulo 
tuo Papa nostro N. et An- 
tistite nostro N. et dmnibus 
orthoddxis, atque cath6- 
licae, et apost61icae fidei 
cult6ribus. 

Commemotatio pro tutus. 

Memento, D6mine, 
famu!6rum, famula- 
riimque tudrum N. et N. 
et6mnium circumstdntium, 
quorum tibi fides c6gnita 
est, et nota devdtio, pro 
quibus tibi offerimus: vel 
qui tibi 6fferunt hoc sacri- 
ficium laudis, pro se, suis- 



que omnibus : pro redemp- 
tione animdrum sudrum, 
pro spe saliitis, et incolu- 
mitdtis suae: tibique red- 
dunt vota sua aeterno Deo, 
vivo et vero. 

3(nfra actionem. 

/^^ommunicdntes, et 
\^4 memoriam venerdntes, 
in primis glori6sae semper 
Virginis Mariae, Genitricis 
Dei et D6mini nostri Jesu 
Christi: sed et beatorum 
Apostol6rum ac Mdrtyrum 
tuorum, Petri et Pauli, 
Andr^ae, Jac6bi, Jodnnis, 
Thomae, Jac6bi, Philippi, 
Bartholomcfei, M a 1 1 h sfe i , 
Sim6nis et Thaddsfei : Lini, 
Cleti, Clem6ntis, Xysti, 
Corn^lii, Cypridni, Laur- 
6ntii, Chrys6goni, Jodnnis 
et Pauli, Cosmae et Dami- 
dni: et 6mnium Sanct6rum 
tu6rum ; quorum m^ritis, 
precibiisque conc6das, ut 
in 6mnibus protectidnis 
tuae munidmur auxilio. 
Per eiimdem Christum 
D6minum nostrum. Amen. 

Hanc igitur oblatidnem 
servitiitis nostrae, sed 
et cunctae familiae tuse, 



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qusfesumus, D6mine, ut 
placdtus accipias: dtesque 
nostros in tua pace dis- 
p6nas, atque ab aet^rna 
damnati6ne nos ripi, et in 
electorum tu6rum jiibeas 
grege numerari. Per 
Christum D6minum nos 
trum. Amen. 

uam oblationem tu 
Deus in 6mnibus, 

sumus, bene^dictam, 
adscrip^tam, ra^tam, 
rationdbilem, accepta- 
bitemque facere digneris: 
ut nobis Cor ffc pus, et 
San^guis fiat dilectissimi 
Filii tui, Domini nostri 
Jesu Christi. 

i pridie quam pater- 
accepit panem 
ac venerabiles 
manus suas, et elevatis 
oculis in ccelum ad te 
Deum, Patrem suum om- 
nipotentem, tibi gratias 
agens, bene ^ dixit, 
fregit, deditque discipulis 
suis, dicens: Accipite, et 
manducate ex hoc omnes. 

Hoc est enim 
Corpus meum. 

Simili modo postquam 
coendtum est, accipiens 
et hunc praeclarum Cdlicem 
in sanctas, ac venerdbiles 
manus suas : item, tibi 
grdtias agens, bene ^ dixit, 
deditque discipulis suis, 



/^ui prid 

\) etur, 
in sanctas, 



dicens: Accipite, et bibite 



ex eo omnes. 



Hie est enim 
Calix Sanguinis 
mei, novi et seterni 
testam^nti; mys- 
terium fidei: qui 
pro vobis et pro 
multis effundetur 
in remissionem 
peccatorum. 

Haec quotiescumque 
fec^ritis, in mei memoriam 

factetis. 

r,.i ii:Ji*t:jfi .-i: : ;-:iijg: : 

Unde et memores? 
Domine, nos servi tui, 
sed et plebs tua sancta, 
ejiisdem Christi Filii tui 
Domini nostri tarn bedtse 
passi6nis, nee non et ab 
inferis resurrectionis, sed 
et in ccelos gloriosae ascen- 
sionis : offerimus prseclarse 
majestati tuae de tuis 
donis, ac datis, hostiam ^ 
puram, hostiam ^sanctam, 
hostiam ^immaculdtam, 
Panem %4 sanctum vitae 
aeterhae, et Cdlicem^ 
saliitis perpetuae. 

Supra quae propitio ac 
sereno vultu respicere 
digneris : et accepta habere, 
sicuti accepta habere dig- 
natus es miinera piieri tui 
justi Abel, et sacrificium 



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C35 



Patriarchae nostri Abrahae : 
et quod tibi obtulit summus 
sac^rdos tuus Melchise- 
dech, sanctum sacrificium, 
immaculatam hostiam. 

Siipplices te rogdmus, 
omni'potens Deus: jube 
haec perferri per manus 
sancti Angeli tui in sublime 
altdre tuum, in consp6ctu 
divfnae majestatis tuae : ut, 
quotquot, ex hac altaris 
participatione sacrosdnc- 
tum Filii tui, Cor ^ pus, et 
Sdn^guinem sumps eri- 
mus, omni benedictidne 
ccelesti et gratia repleamur. 
Per eumdem Christum, 
Dominum nostrum. Amen. 

Commemotatio pro 



Memento etiam, 
Domine, famulorum, 
famulariimque tuarum N. 
et N., qui nos praecesserunt 
cum signo f idei, et ddrmiunt 
in somno pacis. 

Ipsis, Domine, et 6mni- 
bus in Christo quiescenti- 
bus, locum refrigerii, lucis 
et pacis, ut indiilgeas, de- 
precamur. Per eumdem 
Christum Dominum no 
strum. Amen. 

Nobis quoque pecca- 
toribus famulis tuis, 
de multitudine miseratio- 
num tuarum sperdntibus, 
partem aliquam, et societa- 



tem donare dign^ris, cum 
tuis sanctis Ap6stolis et 
Jlartyribus: cum Jodnne, 
Stephano, Matthia, Bdrn- 
aba, Ignatio, Alexdndro, 
Marcellino, Petro, Felici 
tate, Perp6tua, Agatha, 
Lucia, Agnate, Caecilia, 
Anastdsia, et 6mnibus 
Sanctis tuis : intra quorum 
nos cons6rtium, non aesti- 
mdtor m^riti, sed veniae, 
qusesumus, largitor admitte. 
Per Christum Dominum 
nostrum. 

Per quern haec omnia, 
D6mine, semper bona 
creas, sancti ^ ficas, vivi^ 
ficas, bene^dicis, et 
praestas nobis. 

Per ip^sum, et cum 
ip ^ so, et in ip ^ so, est 
tibi Deo Patri ^ omnipo- 
t6nti, in unitate Spiritus^ 
Sancti, omnis honor, et 
gloria. 

Per omnia ssecula ssecu- 
lorum. R/. Amen. 

Oremus : Praeceptis salu- 
tdribus moniti, et divina in- 
stitutione f ormdti, audemus 
dicere : 

Pater noster, qui es in 
caelis: Sanctific^tur 
nomen tuum : Adv6niat reg- 
num tuum: Fiat voliintas 
tua, sicut in caelo, et in 
terra. Panem nostrum 
quotididnum da nobis h6die : 



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Et dimitte nobis d6bita 
nostra, sicut et nos dimit- 
timus debit6ribus nostris. 
Et ne nos indiicas in tenta- 
ti6nem. R/. Sed libera nos 
a malo. 

Amen. 

Libera nos, qusesumus, 
D6mine, ab dmnibus 
malis, prset6ritis, praesen- 
tibus, et futiiris: et.inter- 
cedente bedta, et gloriosa 
semper Virgine Dei Geni- 
trice Maria, cum bedtis 
Apostolis tuis Petro et 
Paulo, atque Andrea, et 
omnibus Sanctis, da pro- 
pitius pacem in diebus no 
stris: ut ope misericdrdiae 
tuae adjiiti, et a peccato 
simus semper liberi, et ab 
omni perturbati6ne seciiri. 

Per eumdem Dominum 
nostrum Jesum Christum 
Filium tuum. 

Qui tecum vivit et regnat 



in unitdte Spiritus Sancti 
Deus. 

Per 6mnia ssfecula ssecu- 
16rum. R/. Amen. 

Pax ^Domini sit ^sem 
per vobis ^ cum. R/. Et 
cum spiritu tuo. 

Haec commixtio et con- 
secrdtio Cprporis et 
Sanguinis D6mini nostri 
Jesu Christi, fiat accipien- 
tibus nobis in vitam sfeter- 
nam. Amen. 

Agnus Dei, qui tollis 
peccdta mundi : miserere 
nobis. 

Agnus Dei, qui tollis 
peccdta mundi : miserere 
nobis. 

Agnus Dei, qui tollis 
peccata mundi : dona nobis 
pacem. 

In Missis Defunctorum : dona 
eis requiem ; et : dona eis 
requiem sempiternam. 




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CANON 

OF THE ?fUb 

SCOTTISH MASS 




>LL glory be 
to thee, 
Almighty 
God, our 
h e av e n 1 y 
Father, for 
that thpu of thy tender 
mercy didst give thine only 
Son Jesus Christ to suffer 
death upon the cross for 
our redemption; who, by 
his own oblation of himself 
once offered, made a full, 
perfect, and sufficient sac 
rifice, oblation, and satis 
faction, for the sins of the 
whole world, and did insti 
tute, and in his holy Gospel 
command us to continue a 
perpetual memorial of that 
his precious death and 
sacrifice until his coming 
again. 

For, in the night that he 
was betrayed, he took 
bread ; and when he had 
given^thanks, he brake it, 
and gave it to his disciples, 
saying : Take, eat, 



This is my Body, 
which is given for 
you: 

Do this in remembrance 
of me. 

Eiewise after supper he 
took the cup ; and 
when he had given thanks, 
he gave it to them, saying : 
Drink ye all of this, 

For this is my 
Blood of the New 
Testament, which 
is shed for you and 
for many for the 
remission of sins: 

Do this as oft as ye shall 
drink it in remembrance of 
me. 

be SD&latton. 

Wherefore, O Lord, and 
heavenly Father, 
according to the institution 
of thy dearly beloved Son 
our Saviour Jesus Christ, 



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we thy humble servants do 
celebrate >J< and >J< make 
here before thy divine 
Majesty, with these >J< thy 
>J< holy >J< gifts, which we 
now offer unto thee, the 
memorial thy Son hath 
commanded us to make ; 
having in remembrance his 
blessed Passion, and pre 
cious Death, his mighty 
Resurrection, and glorious 
Ascension ; rendering unto 
thee most hearty thanks 
for the innumerable bene 
fits procured unto us by the 
same, and looking for his 
coming again with power 
and great glory. 



3[nt)ocation* 

A nd, humbly praying that 
./JL it may be unto us ac 
cording to his word, we 
thine unworthy servants 
beseech thee, most merci 
ful Father, to hear us, a.nd 
to send thy Holy Spirit 
upon us and upon these >J< 
thy gifts and creatures of 
bread >J< and >J< wine, that, 
being blessed and hallowed 
by his life-giving power, 
they may become the Body 
>J< and >J< Blood of thy most 
dearly beloved Son, to the 
end that all who shall re 
ceive the same may be 
sanctified both in body and 
soul, and preserved unto 
everlasting life. 



Aid we earnestly desire 
thy fatherly goodness, 
mercifully to accept this 
our sacrifice of praise and 
thanksgiving, most humbly 
beseeching thee to grant, 
that by the merits and 
death of thy Son Jesus 
Christ, and through faith 
in his Blood, we and all thy 
whole Church may obtain 
remission of our sins, and 
all other benefits of his 
passion. 

Aid here we humbly offer 
and present unto thee, 
O Lord, ourselves, our souls 
and bodies, to be a reason 
able, holy, and living sacri 
fice unto thee, beseeching 
thee that all we who shall 
be partakers of this^holy^ 
Communion, may worthily 
receive the most precious 
Body and Blood of thy Son 
Jesus Christ, and be ful 
filled >J< with thy grace and 
heavenly benediction, and 
made one body with him, 
that he may dwell in us 
and we in him. 

Aid although we be un 
worthy, through our 
manifold sins, to offer unto 
thee any sacrifice ; yet we 
beseech thee to accept this 
our bounden duty and ser 
vice, not weighing our 
merits, but pardoning our 
offences. 



Canon of the Scottish Mass 



039 



T 



hrough^Jesus^Christ 
our Lord : 



By^whom, and with>J< 
whom, in the unity > 
of the Holy Ghost, all hon 
our >J< and >J< glory be unto 
thee, O Father Almighty, 



W 



orld without end. 
Amen. 



Tet us pray for the whole 
I v state of Christ's 
Church. 

A mighty and everliving 
God, who by thy holy 
Apostle hast taught us to 
make prayers and suppli 
cations, and to give thanks 
for all men; We humbly 
beseech thee most merci 
fully to receive these our 
prayers, which we offer 
unto thy divine Majesty; 
beseeching thee to inspire 
continually the universal 
Church with the spirit of 
truth, unity, and concord; 
and grant that all they that 
do confess thy holy Name, 
may agree in the truth of 
thy holy word, and live in 
unity and godly love. 

We beseech thee also to 
save and defend all 
Christian Kings, Princes, 
and Governors, and espe 
cially thy servant N. our 
King, that under him we 
may be godly and quietly 
governed: and grant unto 



his whole council, and to 
all who are put in authority 
under him, that they may 
truly and impartially minis 
ter justice, to the punish 
ment of wickedness and 
vice, and to the mainten 
ance of thy true religion 
and virtue. 

Give grace, O heavenly 
Father, to all Bishops, 
Priests, and Deacons, that 
they may both by their life 
and doctrine set forth thy 
true and living word, and 
rightly and duly administer 
thy holy sacraments : and 
to all thy people give thy 
heavenly grace, that with 
meek heart, and due rever 
ence, they may hear and 
receive thy holy word, truly 
serving thee in holiness 
and righteousness all the 
days of their life. 

nd we commend espe- 
dally to thy merciful 
goodness the congregation 
which is here assembled in 
thy Name, to celebrate the 
commemoration of the 
most precious death and 
sacrifice of thy Son our 
Saviour Jesus Christ. And 
we most humbly beseech 
thee of thy goodness, O 
Lord, to comfort and suc 
cour all those who in this 
transitory life are in trouble, 
sorrow, need, sickness, or 
any other adversity. 



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nd we also bless thy 
holy Name for all thy 
servants, who, having 
finished their course in 
faith, do now rest from 
their labours. And we 
yield unto thee most high 
praise and hearty thanks, 
for the wonderful grace 
and virtue declared in all 
thy saints, who have been 
the choice vessels of thy 
grace, and the lights of the 
world in their several gen 
erations : most humbly be 
seeching thee to give 
us grace to follow the 
example of their steadfast 
ness in thy faith, and 
obedience to thy holy com 
mandments, that at the 
day of the general resur 
rection, we, and all they 
who are of the mystical 
body of thy Son, may be 
set on his right hand, and 
hear that his most joyful 
voice : Come, ye blessed 
of my Father, inherit the 
kingdom prepared for you 
from the foundation of 



the world. Grant this, O 
Father, for Jesus Christ's 
sake. 



o 



ur only Mediator and 
Advocate. R7. Amen. 



Let us pray. 

Pater noster (p. c 51). 



after Communion of 
People, 

Having now received the 
precious Body and 
Blood of Christ, let us give 
thanks to our Lord God, 
who hath graciously vouch 
safed to admit us to the 
participation of his holy 
mysteries : and let us beg 
of him grace to perform 
pur vows, and to persevere 
in our good resolutions ; 
and that being made holy, 
we may obtain everlasting 
life, through the merits of 
the all-sufficient sacrifice 
of our Lord and Saviour 
Jesus Christ. 



no- 




CANON 

OF THE 

AMERICAN MASS 




>LL GLORY 
BE TO 
THEE, Al- 
mighty 
God, our 
heavenly 
Father, for that thou, of 
thy tender mercy, didst 
give thine only Son Jesus 
Christ to suffer death upon 
the Cross for our redemp 
tion ; who made there (by 
his one oblation of himself 
once offered) a full, perfect, 
and sufficient sacrifice, 
oblation, and satisfaction, 
for the sins of the whole 
world ; and did institute, 
and in his holy Gospel 
command us to continue, 
a perpetual memory of that 
his precious death and 
sacrifice, until his coming 
again : 

For in the night in which 
he was betrayed, he 
took Bread ; and when he 
had given ^ thanks, he 
brake it, and gave it to his 
disciples, saying : Take, 
eat, 



This is my Body 
which is given for 
you. 

Do this in remembrance 
of me. 

E:ewise after supper, he 
took the Cup ; and 
when he had given >J< 
thanks, he gave it to them, 
saying: Drink ye all of 
this. 

For this is my 
Blood of the New 
Testament, which 
is shed for you and 
for many, for the 
remission of sins. 

Do this, as oft as ye shall 
drink it, in remembrance of 
me. 

Wherefore, O Lord and 
heavenly Father, ac 
cording to the institution 
of thy dearly beloved Son 
our Saviour Jesus Christ, 
we, thy humble servants, 
do celebrate and make here 
before thy Divine Majesty, 



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Canon of the American Mass 



with these thy holy >J< gifts, 
which we now offer unto 
thee, the memorial thy Son 
hath commanded us to 
make ; having in remem 
brance his blessed Passion 
and precious Death, his 
mighty Resurrection and 
glorious Ascension ; ren 
dering unto thee most 
hearty thanks for the in 
numerable benefits pro 
cured unto us by the same. 

Aid we most humbly be 
seech thee, O merciful 
Father, to hear us; and, 
of thy almighty goodness, 
vouchsafe to bl^ess and 
sancti ^ f y , with thy Word 
and Holy Spirit, these thy 
gifts and creatures of bread 
and wine ; that we, receiv 
ing them according to thy 
Son our Saviour Jesus 
Christ's holy institution, in 
remembrance of his death 
and passion, may be par 
takers of his most blessed 
Bo ^ dy and Bl ^ ood. 

And we earnestly desire 
/\ thy fatherly goodness, 
mercifully to accept this 
our sacrifice of praise 
and thanksgiving ; most 
humbly beseeching thee to 
grant that, by the merits 
and death of thy Son Jesus 
Christ, and through faith in 
his Blood, we, and all thy 
whole Church, may obtain 
remission of our sins, and 



all other benefits of his 
passion. 

Ad here we offer and 
present unto thee, O 
Lord, our selves, our souls 
and bodies, to be a reason 
able, holy, and living sacri 
fice unto thee ; humbly be 
seeching thee, that we, and 
all others, who shall be 
partakers of this Holy 
Communion, may worthily 
receive the most precious 
Bo^dy and Bl^ood of 
thy Son Jesus Christ, be 
filled with thy grace and 
heavenly benediction, and 
made one body with him, 
that he may dwell in us, 
and we in him. 

Aid although we are un 
worthy, through our 
manifold sins, to offer unto 
thee any sacrifice ; yet we 
beseech thee to accept this 
our bounden duty and 
service ; not weighing our 
merits, but pardoning our 
offences, 

Through^Jesus^Christ 
^ our Lord ; 
By wh^om, and with 
wh ^ om, in the unity 
of the Holy ^ Ghost, all 
ho^nour and gl^ory be 
unto thee, O Father Al 
mihty, 

orld without end. ty. 
Amen. 

Let us pray. 

Patec no0ter (p. c$i). 



CANON 

OF THE MASS 

ACCORDING TO THE RITE OF THE 

SOUTH AFRICAN PROVINCE 




LL GLORY 

and thanks 
giving be to 
t h e e , A 1 - 
mighty God, 
our heavenly 
Father, for that thou of 
thy tender mercy didst give 
thine only Son Jesus Christ 
to take our nature upon 
him, and to suffer death 
upon the cross for our re 
demption ; who (by his one 
oblation of himself once 
offered) made a full, per 
fect, and sufficient sacri 
fice, oblation, and satisfac 
tion, for the sins of the 
whole world ; and did insti 
tute, and in his holy Gospel 
command us to continue, 
a perpetual memory of that 
his precious death, until his 
coming again. 

Hear us, O merciful 
Father, we most 
humbly beseech thee ; and 
grant that we receiving 
these thy ^ creatures of 
%4 bread and ^ wine, ac 
cording to thy Son our 
Saviour Jesus Christ's holy 
institution, in remembrance 



of his death and passion, 
may be partakers of his 
most blessed >J< Body and 
^ Blood. 

Who, in the same night 
that he was betrayed, 
took Bread ; and, when he 
had given ^ thanks, he 
brake it, and gave it to his 
disciples, saying: Take, eat, 

This is my Body 
which is given for 
you. 

Do this in remembrance 
of me. 

Tike wise after supper he 
Is took the Cup; and, 
when he had given ^ 
thanks, he gave it to them, 
saying : Drink ye all of this ; 

For this is my 
Blood of the New 
Testament, which 
is shed for you and 
for many for the re 
mission of sins : 

Do this, as oft as ye shall 
drink it, in remembrance 
of me. 



C44 Canon of the South African Mass 



Wherefore, O Lord and 
heavenly Father, ac 
cording to the institution 
of thy dearly beloved Son, 
our Saviour Jesus Christ, 
we thy humble servants, 
having in remembrance his 
blessed Passion and pre 
cious Death, his mighty 
Resurrection and glorious 
Ascension, do render unto 
thee most hearty thanks 
for the innumerable bene 
fits procured unto us by the 
same ; and, looking for his 
coming again with power 
and great glory, we offer 
here unto thy divine 
majesty these ^ sacred ^ 
gifts and ^ creatures of 
thine own, this holy >J< 
Bread of eternal life and 
this ^ Cup of everlasting 
salvation. 

nd we humbly beseech 
thee to pour thy Holy 
Spirit upon us and upon 
these thy gifts, that he 
may hallow this oblation, 
and that all we who are 
partakers of this Holy 
Communion may worthily 
receive the most precious 
Body and Blood of thy 
Son, and be fulfilled with 
thy grace and heavenly 
benediction. 

Aid we entirely desire 
thy fatherly goodness 
mercifully to accept this 
our sacrifice of praise and 



thanksgiving; most humbly 
beseeching thee to grant, 
that by the merits and 
death of thy Son Jesus 
Christ, and through faith 
in his Blood, we and all thy 
whole Church may obtain 
remission of our sins, and 
all other benefits of his 
passion. 

A nd here we offer and pre- 
\ sent unto thee,O Lord, 
ourselves, our souls and 
bodies, to be a reasonable, 
holy, and living sacrifice 
unto thee. 

Aid although we be un 
worthy, through our 
manifold sins, to offer unto 
thee any sacrifice,' yet we 
beseech tfree to accept this 
our bounden duty and 
service ; not weighing our 
merits, but pardoning our 
offences. 

Through^Jesus^Christ 
^our Lord : 

By^whom, and wi 
whom, in the ^ un 
of the Holy Ghost, all 
honour and >fc glory be unto 
thee, O Father Almighty. 

World without end. R/. 
Amen. 

Pater noster. 

And now as our Saviour 
Jesus Christ hath com 
manded and taught us, we 
are bold to say : 

Our Father (p. C5i). 




Before the Canon of the Mass 45 

i . 

PRAYER 

Before the Canon of the Mass 

(When it is to be said here). 

mensam twlcte&tmi contoftu tut 
E DO NOT PRE- 

'<"..- "'. *';'.".!* 

sume to come to this 
thy Table, O merciful 
Lord, trusting in our 
own righteousness, but in thy manifold 
and great mercies. We are not worthy 
so much as to gather up the crumbs 
under thy Table. But thou art the 
same Lord, whose property is always 
to have mercy : 

Grant us therefore, gracious Lord, 
so to eat the Flesh of thy dear Son 
Jesus Christ, and to drink his Blood, 
that our sinful bodies may be made 
clean by his Body, and our souls washed 
through his most precious Blood, and 
that we may evermore dwell in him, 
and he in us. Amen. 



CANON 

OF THE MASS 

..'.;.-, ' ' J3 1 f " 

Commemoration of tfje Eibtng 
of tjje 



' 




super oblata. 

LMIGHTY GOD, OUR 

heavenly Fathe^ who of 
thy tender mercy didst give 
thine only Son Jesus Christ 
to suffer death upon the Cross for our 
redemption; who made there (by his 
one oblation of himself once offered) a 
full, perfect, and sufficient sacrifice, 
oblation, and satisfaction, for the sins 
of the whole world; and did institute, 
and in his holy Gospel command us to 
continue, a perpetual memory of that 
his precious death until his coming 
again : 

luam oblattonem* to HB fv. 

JEAR us, O merciful Father, 
we most humbly beseech 
thee: and grant that we 

. receiving these thy crea- * 

tures of br >j< ead and wi >j< ne, according 




C48 Canon of the Mass 

to thy Son our Saviour Jesus Christ's 
holy institution, in remembrance of his 
death and passion, may be partakers 
of his most blessed Bo>i<dy and 
Bl * ood : 

lut pritite, 

'HO, in the same night 
that he was betrayed, 
took Bread; and, when 
he had given ^thanks, 

he brake it, and gave it to his disciples, 

saying : Take, eat, 

For this is my Body which 
is given for you. c X 

Do this in remembrance of me. 





mono* i fe 

IKEWISE after supper, he 
took the Cup : and, when he 
had given * thanks, he gave 
it to them, saying: Drink 
ye all of this. 

For this is my Blood of the 
New Testament which is 
shed for you and for many 
for the remission of sins. 




Canon of the Mass 49 



Do this, as oft as ye shall drink it, in 
remembrance of me. 

et memores. r ^1^^ 

HEREFORE, O Lord 
and heavenly Father, we 
thy humble servants en 
tirely desire thy fatherly 
goodness mercifully to accept, this^E< 
our ^ sacri ^ fice, of pra ^ ise and 
thanks ^ giving. 

", ""1 '"'. ;-./ ''-';'' ' '' I * '''' "-"..' 

vttn&is mantbus, 

OST humbly beseeching 
thee to grant, that by the 
merits and death of thy 
Son Jesus Christ, and 
through faith in his Blood, we and all 
thy whole Church may obtain remis 
sion of our sins, and all other benefits 
of his passion. 

>uppltce0 te rogamus. 

ND here we offer and present 
unto thee, O Lord, ourselves, 
our souls and bodies, to be a 
reasonable, holy, and lively 





Canon of the Mass 



sacrifice unto thee: humbly beseeching 
thee, that all we, who are partakers, 
of this ho >J< ly Com ^ munion, may be 
fulfilled with thy grace and heavenly 
* benediction. 







Commemoration of t{je Beafc* 



quoque peccatortfws. 

ND although we be un 
worthy, through our mani 
fold sins, to offer unto thee 
any sacrifice, yet we beseech 
thee to accept this pur bounden duty 
and service: not weighing our merits, 
but pardoning our offences : 




T 



HROUGH * Jesus * Christ * 

our Lord: 

..u -':>:' r.-ui8 Bid m rHiBi fiuoirii 




. .. 

Y wh ^ om, and w^ith wh ^ om, 

in the un^ity of the Holy 
Ghost, all ho^nour and 
gl^ory be unto thee, O 
Father Almighty: 

T T 7 O RLD without end. R?. Amen. 



Canon of the Mass 




Patet 

Let us pray. As our 
Saviour Christ hath com 
manded and taught us, we 
are bold to say : 



UR FATHER, 
which art in 
iheaven: Hal 
lowed be thy 
Name : Thy 
kingdom 
come : Thy will be done, in 
earth 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. 

Amen. 



JU&era 

Deliver us, O Lord, we 
beseech thee, from all 
evils, past, present, and to 
come: and, at the inter 
cession of the blessed and 
glorious Ever- Virgin Mary, 
Mother of God, with thy 
blessed Apostles Peter and 
Paul, and with Andrew, and 
all the Saints, graciously 
grant us peace in all pur 
days, that by thine availing 
mercy, we may ever both 
be free from sin and safe 



from all distress. Through 
the same Jesus Christ, thy 
Son, our Lord. Who liveth 
and reigneth with thee in 
the unity of the Holy Ghost, 
ever one God. 



w 



orld without end. 
Amen. 



The peace >J< of the Lord 
be >J< alway with >J< you. 

R/. And with thy spirit. 



Commtrtto, 

May this mingling and 
consecration of the 
Body and Blood of Jesus 
Christ our Lord be unto 
us who receive it an ap 
proach to everlasting life. 
Amen. 



OLamb of God, that 
takest away the sins 
of the world: have mercy 
upon us. (grant them rest.) 

OLamb of God, that 
takest away the sins 
of the world : have mercy 
upon us. (grant them rest.) 

OLamb of God, that 
takest away the sins 
of the world : grant us thy 
peace. (grant them rest 
eternal.) 



C52 



Canon of the Mass 



at tyt Communion. 



OLord Jesu Christ, who 
saidst to thine Apostles 
Peace I leave with you, my peace 
I give unto you : 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 and reignest, 
God, world without end. Amen. 

OLord Jesu Christ, Son of 
the living God, whom the 
Father with the Holy Ghost has 
willed by death to make the 
world to live : by this most holy 
Body and Blood of thine, set me 
free from all my sins, and from 
all evil things : and so may I 
ever abide in thy commands that 
I be never separated from thee : 
Who with the same God the 
Father, and Holy Ghost, livest 
and reignest, One God, world 
without end. Amen. 

OLord Jesu Christ, I, thine 
unworthy servant, do pre 
sume to take thy Body : but let 
not this act be to my judgment 
and damnation : rather, of thy 
mercy let it ward me in body and 
soul, and shew thy healing forth 
in me : Who livest and reignest 
with God the Father in the unity 
of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, 
world without end. Amen. 

I will receive the bread of 
heaven, and call upon the 
Name of the Lord. 

Domine non 0um Dijjnus. 

T ord, I am not worthy, that 
1 ^ thou shouldest come under 
my roof : but speak the word 
only, and my soul shall be healed. 

(Thrice.) 



Cfte Communion. 

The Body of our Lord Jesus 
Christ, which was given 
for me, preserve my body and 
soul unto everlasting life. Amen. 

What reward shall I give 
unto the Lord for all the 
benefits that he hath done unto 
me ? I will receive the cup of 
salvation and call upon the Name 
of the Lord. I will call upon the 
Lord, which is worthy to be 
praised, so shall I be safe from 
mine enemies. 

The Blood of our Lord Jesus 
Christ, which was shed for 
me, preserve my body and soul 
unto everlasting life. Amen. 



Communion of 



HuoD ore 0ump0tmitfc 

Grant, O Lord, that what our 
mouths have taken, our 
minds may receive unalloyed : 
and what comes to us in time, 
may be our healing in the endless 
years. 

3D a&lutionem* 

May thy Flesh which I have 
taken, and thy Blood 
which I have drunk, O Lord, 
cleave unto my heart : and grant ; 
that no spot of sin abide in me, 
whose meat has been thy true and 
loly sacraments : Who livest 
and reignest for ever and ever. 
Amen. 




, Canon of the Mass 053 

After y. The Lord be with you. R/. And with thy Spirit, he says at 
the Epistle horn: 'Let us pray, and the Collects at the Postcommunion. 

LMIGHTY AND EVER- 
LIVING GOD, we most 
heartily thank thee, for that 
thou dost vouchsafe to feed 
us, who have duly received these holy 
mysteries, with the spiritual food of 
the most precious Body and Blood of 
thy Son our Saviour Jesus Christ ; 

AMD dost assure us thereby of thy 
favour and goodness towards us ; 
and that we are very members incor 
porate in the mystical body of thy Son, 
which is the blessed company of all 
faithful people; and are also heirs 
through hope of thy everlasting king 
dom, by the merits of the most precious 
death and passion of thy dear Son. 



AtfD we most humbly beseech thee, 
O heavenly Father, so to assist 
us with thy grace, that we may con 
tinue in that holy fellowship, and do all 
such good works as thou hast prepared 
for us to walk in ; through Jesus Christ 
our Lord, to whom, with thee and the 
Holy Ghost, be all honour and glory, 
world without end. R?. Amen. 



C54 Canon of the Mass 




Gloria tn ejccetete 

(// it is to be said). 

LORY BE TO GOD ON 
HIGH. And in earth peace, 
goodwill towards men. We 
praise thee. We bless thee. 
We worship thee. We glorify thee. 
We give thanks to thee for thy great 
glory. O Lord God, heavenly King, 
God the Father Almighty. O Lord, the 
only-begotten Son, Jesu Christ; O Lord 
God, Lamb of God, Son of the Father, 
that takest away the sins of the world, 
have mercy upon us. Thou that takest 
away the sins of the world, receive our 
prayer. Thou that sittest at the right 
hand of God the Father, have mercy 
upon us. For thou only art holy; Thou 
only art the Lord. Thou only, O Jesu 
Christ, with the Holy Ghost, art most 
high in the glory of God the Father. 
Amen. Dtmts0io. 

y. The Lord be with you. R/. And with thy spirit. 
J. Depart in peace, or Let us bless the Lord. R/. 
Thanks be to God. In Masses of the Dead is said J. May 
they rest in peace. R/. Amen. 



^^ 

A I ^HE peace of God, which passeth 
X all understanding, keep your 



Canon of the Mass 



C55 



hearts and minds in the knowledge 
and love of God, and of his Son Jesus 
Christ our Lord : 

And the blessing of God Almighty, 
the Father, the Son, f& and the Holy 
Ghost, be amongst you and remain 
with you always. R7. Amen. 



After which lie reads the Gospel of St. John, or other appointed. 
Masses of the Dead the blessing is not given. 



R/. 




. The Lord be with you. 
And with thy spirit. 

>J< The Beginning of the 
Holy Gospel according to 

John. St. John i. 1-14. 

*. 

N the beginning 
was the Word, and 
the Word was with 
God, and the Word 
was God. The 
same was in the 
beginning with God. All 
things were made by him : 
and without him was not 
any thing made that was 
made : in him was life, and 
the life was the light of 
men : and the light shineth 
in darkness, and the dark 
ness comprehended it not. 
There was a man sent from 
God, whose name was John. 
The same came for a wit 
ness, to bear witness of the 
Light, that all men through 
him might believe. He was 



In 



not that Light, but was sent 
to bear witness of that 
Light. That was the true 
Light, which lighteth every 
man that cometh into the 
world. He was in the world, 
and the world was made by 
him, and the world knew 
him not. He came unto 
his own, and his own re 
ceived him not. But as 
many as received him, to 
them gave he power to 
become the sons of God, 
even to them that believe 
on his Name : which were 
born, not of blood, nor of 
the will of the flesh, nor of 
the will of man, but of God. 
(Here genuflect.) And the 

Word was made flesh, and 
dwelt among us : and we 
beheld his glory, the glory 
as of the Only-begotten of 
the Father, full of grace 
and truth. 

R/. Thanks be to God. 



C56 



COLLECTS 

Which may be added after the first and last Collects. 



Aisist us mercifully, O 
Lord, in these our 
supplications and prayers, 
and dispose the way of thy 
servants towards the attain 
ment of everlasting salva 
tion: that, among all the 
changes and chances of 
this mortal life, they may 
ever be defended by thy 
most gracious and ready 
help. Through. 

O Almighty Lord, and 
everlasting God, 
vouchsafe, we beseech thee, 
to direct, sanctify, and 
govern, both our hearts 
and bodies, in the ways of 
thy laws, and in the works 
of thy commandments: 
that, through thy most 
mighty protection, both 
here and ever, we may be 
preserved in body and soul. 
Through. 

/^i rant, we beseech thee, 
\^_J Almighty God, that 
the words, which we have 
heard this day with our 
outward ears, may through 
thy grace be so grafted in 
wardly in our hearts : that 
they may bring forth in us 
the fruit of good living, to 
the honour and praise of 
thy Name. Through. 

Prevent us, O Lord, in all 
our doings with thy 



most gracious favour, and 
further us with thy con 
tinual help : that, in all our 
works, begun, continued, 
and ended in thee, we may 
glorify thy holy Name, and 
finally by thy mercy obtain 
everlasting life. Through. 

lmighty God, the foun- 
tain of all wisdom, 
who knowest our necessi 
ties before we ask, and our 
ignorance in asking : we 
beseech thee to have com 
passion upon our infirmities ; 
and those things, which for 
our unworthiness we dare 
not, and for our blindness 
we cannot ask, vouchsafe 
to give us for the worthi 
ness of thy Son. 

lmighty God, who hast 
promised to hear the 
petitions of them that ask 
in thy Son's Name : we be 
seech thee mercifully to in 
cline thine ear to us that 
have made now our prayers 
and supplications unto thee ; 
and grant, that those things, 
which we have faithfully 
asked according to thy will, 
may effectually be obtained, 
to the relief of our neces 
sity, and to the setting forth 
of thy glory. Through. 



Part II. 
THE MUSIC OF 

THE ORDINART 
AND CANON 



Edited by Francis Burptss. 



LONDON 

THE SOCIETY OF 
SS. PETER AND PAUL 

Ltd. 

32 GEORGE STREET, 
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MCMXXII 




ORDINARY 
OF THE MASS 



GLORY BE TO GOD ON HIGH 

I. In Eastertide. 

G16- ry be to God on high. 
II. On Solemn Feasts, i. 



G16- ry be to God on high. 
III. On Solemn Feasts. 2. 



G16- ry be to God on high. 



C ij Ordinary of the Mass 

IV. On Double Feasts, i. 



rlo- ry be to God on high. 

i/IO 

V. On Double Feasts. 2. 



G16- ry be to God on high. 
VI. On Double Feasts. 3. 



i^-J-* 



5 



G16- ry be to God on high. 
VII. On Double Feasts. 4. 



1- t=y 



G16- ry be to God on high. 
VIII. On Double Feasts. 5. 



G16-ry be to God on high. 
IX. On Feasts of the B.V.Mary, i. 



s 







G16- ry be to God on high, 



Gloria in excelsis Deo 
X. On feasts of the B. V. Mary. 2. 



G16- ry be to God on high. 
XI. On Sundays through the year. 



G16- ry be to God on high. 
XII. On Semi-doubles, i. 



G16- ry be to God on high, 
XIII. On Semi-doubles. 2. 



G16- ry be to God on high. 

XIV. Within Oftaves which are 
not of the B.V.Mary. 

S . : s i r 



G16- ry be to God on high, 
XV. On Simple Feasts. 



G16-ry be to God on high. 



Ciij 



C iv Ordinary of the Mass 

THE CREED 

I. II. IV. V. & VI. 



III. 



I believe in one God. I believe in one God. 
VII. VIII. 



I believe in one God. I believe in one God. 

( Merbecke) IX. 



I be-lfeve in one God. 



AFTER THE SECRET PRAYERS 



e 



-0 O- 



Ev- er one God, world with- 6ut end. 

Or this 

world with- out end. 

Or this 

Our 6n-ly Me- di- a- tor & Ad-vo- cate. 



-i s- 

A-men, 



C v 



PREFACES 
WITH SOLEMN CHANT 

H To be used in every Mass of a Double or Semidouble 
Office, and in Motive Masses "pro re gravi et publica 
simul causa" They are however never to be used in 
Masses of Simple Rite, nor in 'Dative Masses that are 
not "pro re gravi et publica simul causa": when a 
Commemoration or Oftave occurs, which, according to 
the Rubrics, has a Proper Preface, the Solemn Chant 
should not be used unless it conform with the chant of 
the Mass which is being celebrated. 



ON THE NATIVITY OF OUR LORD 

H The following Preface with its chant is said, accor 
ding to the Rubrics, on Christmas Day and throughout 
the Octave, even in Masses which would otherwise 
have their Proper Preface ; on the 'Digit of the Epi 
phany, in Masses of the Most Holy Name of Jesus, 
on the Purification of Blessed Mary, on Corpus Christ? 
Day, and on the Transfiguration of our Lord ; in the 
Mass of the Sunday within the Octave of Corpus 
Christi, if the Commemoration of the Octave is not to 
bt omitted ; and in all Masses celebrated from the 2nd 
to the 4//z of January inclusive, for which another 
Preface is not appointed. 




-: 



HE Lord be with you. B^. And with 



C vj Solemn Preface of the Nativity 



r . 


S. . 


3 


a 








thy spf- rit. "jf". Lift up your hearts. R^. We 



s 



V . S 



lift them up un-to the Lord. ~f. Let us give 



thanks un- to our Lord God. R. It is meet and 



6-i 



right so to do. It is ve-ry meet, Hght, and 



s 



HI - 



our boun-den du-ty, that we should at all times, 



and in all pla-ces, give thanks un-tothee: O 



Lord ho- ly, Fa-ther al-mlgh-ty, ev- er- last-ing 



Solemn Preface of the Nativity C vij 



God : Because thou didst give Je-sus Christ, thine 



a 



6n-ly Son, to be born (as at this time) for us ; 



who, by the o-per-a-tion of the H6-ly Ghost, was 



made ve-ry man of the sub-stance of the Vir-gin 



Ma-ry his mo-ther ; and that with-out spot of 



i i 







a . 


._ . 



in, to make us clean from all sin. Therefore 



with An-gels and Arch-an-gels, and with all the 



C viij Solemn Preface of the Epiphany 

J i , , , I l 

com-pa- ny of ha-ven, we laud and mag-ni-fy 



i 



thy glo-rious Ndme ; ev- er-more praising thee, 



6-r 



and say-ing. 

H But in the first Mass of the Nativity of our Lord 
is said : On this most holy night, for us &c. After 
wards is always said : As at this time &c., until 
the Oftave of the Nativity of our Lord inclusively. 



ON THE EPIPHANY OF OUR LORD 

11 The following Preface with its chant is said^ accord 
ing to the Rubrics^ on the Epiphany of our Lord^ & 
throughout the Offiave^ including the Sunday. 




He Lord be with you. E;. And wfth 



i 


fm m 


J 











thy spl- rit. ". Lift up your hearts. E^. We 



Solemn Preface of the Epiphany C ix 



IV , S 



lift them \ap un-to the Lord. ~f. Let us give 



thinks un-to our Lord God. R?. It is meet and 



S-r 



-ft ft ft - 



a 



right so to do. It is v- ry meet, right, and 



our boun-den du-ty, that we should at all times, 



Hi ft- 



and in all pla- ces, give thinks un-to thee : O 



- - - 



k 



Lord ho- ly, Fa-ther al-mfgh-ty, ev-er- last-ing 



E-r 



God : Be-cause when thou didst give thine 6n- 



C x Solemn Preface in Lent 



ly S6n in lilce-ness of our mor-tal flesh, he re- 



s- 



stor-ed us by the new star of his own death-less 



HI - 



life. There-fore with An-gels & Arch-an-gels, 

S , -fr a | , -H! 

and with all the com-pa-ny of hea-ven, we laud 

S [V m | J j 

and mdg-ni-fy thy glo-rious Name ; ev- er-more 



i=- . a '-FT 



prafs-ing thee and say-ing. 

IN LENT 

f The following Preface with its chant is said on the 
Sundays in Lent, until the fourth Sunday inclusively. 



Solemn Preface in Lent c xj 

// is also said, according to the Rubrics, from Thursday 
after Ash Wednesday until Saturday before Passion 
Sunday inclusively, as often as another Preface is not 
appointed. 




He Lord be with you. E^. And with 



J- 



thy spl- rit. /. Lift up your hearts. R?. We 



5 5 . 



a 



lift them lip un-to the Lord. ]f . Let us give 



thanks un- to our Lord God. E^. It is meet & 



i 


S- 


_ _ 


" 1 



right so to do. It is v6- ry mee"t, rfght, and 



' 



a 



our boun-den du-ty, that we should at all times, 



C xij Solemn Preface in Lent 

1 



and in all pla-ces, give thanks un-to thee : O 



e - r-= 

Lord ho- ly, Fa-ther al-mfgh-ty, ev- er- last-ing 



God. Who by bod- i- ly fast-ing dost 6-ver-come 






the vice with-in us, dost raise the mind, & dost 







grant us thy pow-er, and all that thou hast pro- 



DTji 





_ 


a . . 


. ; 



mised : through Je-sus Christ our Lord. There- 



e 



HI - 



fore with An-gels and Arch-an-gels, and with 



Solemn Preface of the Holy Cross C xiij 



all the com-pa-ny of hea-ven, we Idud and 



mag- ni- fy thy glo-rious Name ; ev- er-more 











_ 




i a . 




6 









prais-ing thee and say-ing. 

IN MASSES OF THE PASSION 
AND OF THE HOLY CROSS 

11 The following Preface with its chant is said on 
Passion Sunday, on Palm Sunday, and on Maundy 
Thursday. It is also said, according to the Rubrics, 
in Masses of the Holy Cross, of the Passion, of the 
Most Precious Blood of our Lord, and of the Most 
Sacred Heart of Jesus ; as well as from Monday 
after Passion Sunday until Wednesday before Easter 
inclusively, as often as another Preface is not appointed. 




He Lord be with you. B^. And with 



* ... 


i. 


j a 





, 



thy spf- rit. ~ . Lift up your hearts. B?. We 



c xiv Solemn Preface of the Holy Cross 



1=2 



lift them lap un-to the Lord, y . Le"t us give 



--"-* 



thanks un-to our Lord God. R. It is meet and 






















9 _ 












1 

1 




s 





right so to do. It is v- ry meet, right, and 



8 



our boun-den du-ty, that we" should at dll times, 



-9- 



and in all pla-ces, give thanks un-to thee : O 



Lord ho- ly, Fa-ther al-mlgh-ty, ev-er-last-ing 



God. Who up-6n the Wood of the Cross didst 



Solemn Preface of the Holy Cross C 



accomplish the sal-vd-tion of the race of man : 



*~ " 



that whence death a-rose, thence Life al-so might 



rise a-gain : and that he who by a Tree was once 



the vanquisher, might dl- so by a Tree be 



a 

vanquished : through J- sus Christ our Lord. 



-- ^ 

There- fore with An-gels and Arch-dn-gels, and 



C 



with all the com- pa- ny of he"a-ven, we laud 



C xvj Solemn Preface of Easter 



and mag-ni-fy thy glo-rious Name ; ev- er-more 



h . ._ , . 


a . 





prais-ing the and say-ing. 

IN EASTER 

11 The following Preface with its chant is said, ac 
cording to the Rubrics, from Holy Saturday until the 
Saturday before Low Sunday, & on Sundays until 
the fifth after Easter inclusively. It is also said from 
Monday after Low Sunday until the Vigil of the 
Ascension inclusively, as often as another Preface is not 
appointed. In the Mass of Holy Saturday is said : 
chiefly on this night. On Easter Day until Low 
Saturday inclusively : chiefly on this day. And 
afterwards : chiefly are we bound to praise thee. 




s 



-a-*- 



-s- 



:i 



He Lord be with 



you. 



. And with 



J 

thy spi-rit. "jf. Lift up your hearts. B^. We 



r 



lift them up un-to the Lord. Jf , L6t us give 



Solemn Preface of Easter C xvij 



I 



thanks un- to our Lord God. R?. It is meet & 



i 


a . 














, 





right so to do. It is ve- ry meet, right, and 



- 



HI - 



our boun-den du-ty, that w6 should at all times, 



HI - 



and in all pla-ces, give thanks un-to thee : O 



Lord ho- ly, Fa-ther al-migh-ty, ev- er- last-ing 



- 



God. But chfef-ly * * * are we bound to 



praise thee for the glo-ri-ous Re-surre"c-tion of 



C xviij Solemn Preface of Easter 



E-r 



:t 



-m - 



thy Son Je-sus Christ our Lord : for h is the 



i 



r&-ry Pas-chal Lamb, which was 6f-fer-ed for 



' ' ' ^ a ' *- 

us, and hath ta- ken a- way the sin of the 



E 



HI - 



world : who b^ his death hath de-stroy-ed death, 



and bf his ris-ing to life a- gain hath re-stor- 



a " 



* 



ed to us ev- er- last- ing life. There- fore 









with An-gels and Arch-an-gels, and with all the 



Solemn Preface of the Ascension C xi 



corn-pa- ny of he"a-ven, we laud and mag-ni-fy 



thy glo-rious Name ; ev- er-more praising thee, 



a_ 








and say-ing. 

ON THE ASCENSION OF OUR LORD 

11 The following Preface with its chant is said^ accord 
ing to the Rubrics, from Ascension Day until Friday 
after the Oflave inclusively, including the Sunday, as 
often as another Preface is not appointed. 




^s-v 



He Lord be with you. R?. And with 



* . ". . 


J i 









thy spi- rit. ~f . Lift up your hearts. B?. We 



=3 



8=J 



lift them up un-to the Lord. /. Let us give 



C xx Solemn Preface of the Ascension 



M ' a 



thinks un- to our Lord God. R?. It is m6et and 



right so to do. It is ve- ry me"et, right, and 







our boun-den du-ty, that w< should at all times, 



m- 






and in all pla- ces, give thinks un-to thee : O 



- 



Lord ho- ly, Fa-ther al-mfgh-ty, 6 v-er- last-ing 



God : through thy most dear-ly be- lov-ed Son 



J6-sus Christ our Lord. Who af- ter his most 



Solemn Preface of the Ascension C 



glo-ri-ous Re-surrction man-i-fest-ly ap-pared 

v 8 | ,- "" 

to all his A- pos-tles, and in their sight as- 

I 

cen-ded up in- to hea-ven to pre-pare a place 



for us ; that wh<re he is, thither we might al- 



ft-t- 8 - 



so as-ce"nd, and reign with hfm in glo- ry. 



g HI =- | j | i 

! a, Pi 8 - 

Th6re-fore with An-gels and Arch-an-gels, and 



C i w 



with all the c6m- pa- ny of hea-ven, we I dud 



C xxij Solemn Preface of the Holy Ghost 



and mag-ni-fy thy glo-rious Name ; ev-er-more 



prais-ing thee and say-ing. 



AT PENTECOST 
AND IN VOTIVE MASSES OF THE HOLY GHOST 

If The following Preface with its chant is said^ ac 
cording to the Rubrics^ from the ^Digil of Pentecost 
until the following Saturday inclusively , & in Votive 
Masses of the Holy Ghost^ which are solemnly sung 
"pro re gravi et publica simul causa" the words as at 
this time, being in this case omitted. 




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HE Lord be with you. R?. And with 



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thy spf- rit. ~f . Lift up your hearts. R?. We 



f. 



Hft them up un-to the Lord, jf . Let us give 



Solemn Preface of the Holy Ghost C xxiij 



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r 



thanks tin- to our Lord God. R?. It is met and 



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right so to do. It is ve-ry met, right, and 



our boun-den du-ty, that we should at all times, 



- 



and in all pla-ces, give thanks un-tothee: O 



Lord ho- ly, Fa-ther al-migh-ty, eV- er- last-ing 









a.. 


i 



God : through Je-sus Christ our Lord ; ac-cord- 



ing to whose most trie pro- mise, the Ho- \y 



C xxiv Solemn Preface of the Holy Ghost 



i 



13 



Ghost came down as at this time from hea-ven 



with a sud-den great sound, as it had been a 







migh-ty wind, in the Hke-ness of fi-ery tongues, 







light-ing up-6n the A-pos-tles, to teach them, 



and to lead them to all truth ; giving them both 






the gift of df- vers lan-gua-ges, and al- so bold- 



ness with fer-vent zeal constantly to preach the 



Solemn Preface of the Holy Ghost C xxv 

_____ H 



Gos-pel un-to all na-tions : where-by we have 



s-* 



a 



been brought out of darkness and er-ror in-to 



i 

the clear light and true know-ledge of thee, 



e-r 



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and of thy Son, Je-sus Christ. There- fore 



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with An-gels and Arch-in-gels, and with all 



ft : I . 



the com-pa- ny of hea-ven, we laud and mag- 



ni- fy thy glo-rious Name ; ev- er-more prais- 



C xxvj Solemn Preface of the Holy Trinity 



ing the and say-ing. 



ON THE FEAST OF THE MOST 

HOLY TRINITY 
AND ON SUNDAYS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR 

f The following Preface with its chant is said, accord 
ing to the Rubrics, in Masses of the Most Holy Trinity, 
and on all Sundays throughout the year, even though 
anticipated, which have no proper Preface nor Preface 
of the Season assigned to them ; including the first 
Sunday after Trinity, if the Commemoration of the 
O ft ave of Corpus Christi be omitted at the Mass. On 
Trinity Sunday the words holy, Father are omitted. 




He Lord be with you. E^. And with 



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thy spi- rit. ~f . Lift up your hearts. B?. We 



Em 






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lift them up un-to the Lord. ~f . Let us give 



Solemn Preface of the Holy Trinity C xxvij 



: 



thanks un- to our Lord God. R^. It is me"et and 







a. 



right so to do. It is ve- ry met, right, and 







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our boun-den dii-ty, that we should at all times, 



and in all pla- ces, give thinks un-to thee : O 



Lord [ho-ly, Fa-ther] al-migh-ty, ev-er- last- ing 



e-. 



p. a 



God : Who art one God, one Lord ; not one 



g 



^ g ^ a -*- 



on- ly Per-son, but three Per-sons in one Sub- 



C xxviij Solemn Preface of the Holy Trinity 



stance. For that which we be-Heve of the glo- 



- m- 



: 



ry of the Fa-ther, the same we be-lieve of 







the Son, and of the H6-ly Ghost, without a- 



ny dif- fer-ence or in- e-qua-li- ty. There-fore 



HI - 



with An-gels and Arch-an-gels, and with all 



the com-pa- ny of hea-ven, we laud and mag- 







ni- fy thy glo-rious Name ; ^v- er-more prais- 



Solemn Preface of Blessed Mary c 



ing the, and say-ing. 



ON FEASTS AND IN VOTIVE MASSES 
OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY 

1F The following Preface with its chant is said, accord 
ing to the Rubrics, in Masses of Blessed Mary, except 
within the Oflave of Christmas and on the Feast of 
the Purification, in which Masses the Preface of 
Christmas is said. But either The Annunciation, 
or The Visitation, or The Assumption, or The 
Nativity, or The Presentation is said according to 
the name of the Feast. *In Masses of the immaculate 
Conception is said : The immaculate Conception. 
In Masses of the Seven Sorrows : The Transfixion. 
On the Feast of Mount Carmel : The Commemora 
tion. In all other Feasts of the Blessed 'Virgin Alary 
is said : The Festivity. In votive Masses in which 
a special Mystery has not to be celebrated : The 
Veneration. 




HE Lord be with you. B^. And with 



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a 


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thy spl- rit. ~f. Lift up your hearts. 1^. We 



C xxx Solemn Preface of Blessed Mary 



el 






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ss 




, PI. ., 




1^ 



lift them up un-to the Lord, "ft Lt us give 



1 > 








a 




i 



thanks un- to our Lord God. R?. It is meet and 



right so to do\ It is ve-ry meet, right, and 

6 ^ a ""[",- " ~* " " " ^ 

our boun-den dii-ty, that we should at all times, 



and in all pla-ces, give thanks un-tothee: O 



- - - - 



Lord ho- ly, Fd-ther al-migh-ty, eV- er- last-ing 



God : And that O n ******** of 



Solemn Preface of Blessed Mary C xxxj 



E 



Blessed Ma-ry 6v-er- VIr-gin, we should praise, 



i 



bless, and tell f6rth thy won-ders. In that, by 



the 6- ver-shd-dow-ing of the H6-ly Ghost, she 



con-ci-ved thy 6n-ly be-got-ten Son : and with- 



s 



out let to the glo-ry of her a-bld-ing mai-den- 



t 



- a - 



hood, brought forth for mdn the Light e- ter-nal, 



f=r 



ev- en Je-sus Christ our Lord. Th6re- fore 



C xxxij Solemn Preface of St. Joseph 

E , ^"~ fr a i-| , - 

with An-gels and Arch-an-gels, and with all the 



com-pa- ny of hea-ven, we laud and mag-ni-ry 



1 



thy glo-rious Name ; ev- er-more praising thee, 



and sdy-ing. 

ON FEASTS & IN VOTIVE MASSES OF 
ST. JOSEPH, SPOUSE OF THE B.V. MARY 

1T The following Preface with its chant is said, accord 
ing to the Rubrics, in Masses of St. Joseph. In Votive 
Masses is said : In the Veneration. 








s 



He Lord be with you. B?. And with 



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P. . 


dl 


i 


. 






thy spi- rit. . Lift up your hearts. R?. We 



Solemn Preface of St. Joseph C xxxiij 



ea . . . 



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lift them up un-to the Lord. "Jr. Let us give 



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a 





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thanks un-to our Lord God. Rz. It is meet and 



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right so to do. It is ve- ry meet, right, and 



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our boun-den du-ty, that we should at all times, 







and in all pla-ces, give thanks un-to thee : O 



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Lord ho- ly, Fa-ther al-migh-ty, ev-er-last-ing 



S-r 



G6d : And that [on the Fes-ti-val] of J6-seph the 



C xxxiv Solemn Preface of St. Joseph 



bless-ed, we should praise, bless, and tell forth 



a 1 a . 





thy won-ders. Who be- ing a righ-teous man 



a 



was es-pous-ed to the Vir-gin M6-ther of God 

j " % a | , m - * " 

by thine ap-point-ment : a faith-ful and wise 

6 ''"' > a - I . j 

ser-vant, made ru- ler of thy House-hold : that 

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in the 6f-fice of a fa-ther he should guard thy 






6n- ly- be-got-ten Son, con-c^iv-ed by the 6- 



Solemn Preface of the Apostles C 



XXXV 



ver- sha-dow-ing of the Ho- ly Gh6st, &- ven 



Je- sus Christ our Lord. There-fore with An- 



e -* 



- a - 



I 



gels and Arch-an-gels, and with all the com- 



pa- ny of hea-ven, we laud and mag-ni-fy 



S ' * - I J . . r 



thy glo-rious Name ; ^v-er-more prais-ing th^e, 



and say-ing. 

ON FEASTS OF THE APOSTLES 
AND EVANGELISTS 

U The following Preface with its chant is said, ac 
cording to the Rubrics, in Masses of the Apostles or 



C xxxvj Solemn Preface of the Apostles 

Evangelists^ except within the Ottave of Christmas, 
when the Preface of Christmas is said. 




a 



He Lord be with you. B^. And with 



thy spi- rit. ^". Lift up your hearts. B^. We 



c 



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lift them up un-to the Lord. ^. Let us give 





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p 




a . 


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thanks un- to our Lord God. B?. It is meet and 



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right so to do. It is ve- ry meet, right, and 

I " > a | , ""* " " ^ 

our boun-den du-ty, that we, O Lord, should 



hum-bly en-treat thee, that thou, the ev-er-last- 



Solemn Preface of the Apostles C 



ing Shepherd, do not 16ave thy flock un-ten-ded : 



s 



but by thy bless-ed A-p6s-tles do keep it in thy 



con-tfn- u- al pro-tc-tion : That it may be go- 



- - 



-m - 



vern-ed by those same ru-lers, whom, In thy 



stead, thou hast giv-en f6r thy work, as shep- 























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i 


i 








s 









h^rds of thy peo-ple. There-fore with An-gels 



and Arch- an-gels, and with all the com-pa-ny 



C xxxviij Solemn Preface on Feasts 



of hea-ven, we laud and mag-ni-fy thy glo- 



e. 













3 


i 


S,_ 


a 















rious Name ; eV-ermore praising thee and saying. 

ON FEASTS THROUGHOUT THE 
YEAR 

^T The following Preface with its chant is said, ac 
cording to the Rubrics, whenever there is no proper 
Preface for the Mass, nor for some Commemoration 
made therein, nor for a common Qttave, nor for the 
Season. It is also said on Feasts of our Lord which 
have no proper Preface, even during Lent or when a 
Commemoration or Octave occurs having a proper 
Preface, which is not of our Lord. 




HE Lord be with you. R^. And with 



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i. . 


> 3 . 






-u 

thy spi- rit. ~f . Lift up your hearts. B?. We 



1 



-V 



lift them up un-to the Lord. ^ . Let us give 



Solemn Preface on Feasts c xxxix 



Ti ___ 


a . 


i 



thinks un-to our Lord God. Ity. It is met and 



right so to do. It is v- ry meet, right, and 



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n B 





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PL 


a 



























our boun-den du-ty, that we should at all times 







and in all pla-ces, give thanks un-to thee : O 



Lord ho- ly, Fa-ther al-migh-ty, ^v- er- last-ing 



i 












B. 


. 





God. Th^re-fore with An-gels & Arch-an-gels, 



and with all the com-pa-ny of hea-ven, we laud 



a* 



Cxi 



Solemn Preface on Feasts 



and mag-ni-fy thy glo-rious Name ; ev- er-morc 



prafs-ing thee and say-ing. 



JOLY, Holy, Holy Lord God of hosts. 

Heaven and earth are full of thy glory. 
Glory be to thee, O Lord most High. 
Blessed is he that cometh in the Name of the Lord. 
Hosanna in the highest. 




Cxlj 



PREFACES 
WITH FERIAL CHANT 

H To be used in every Mass of Simple Rite, and in 
Votive Masses, which are not "pro re gravi et pub- 
lica simul causa" But when a Commemoration or 
Oftave occurs, which, according to the Rubrics, has a 
proper Preface, the Solemn Chant should not be used 
unless it conform with the chant of the Mass which is 
being celebrated. 

OF THE NATIVITY OF OUR LORD 

11 The following Preface with its chant is said, accord 
ing to the Rubrics, within the Oflave of Christmas, 
and in the Mass of the Sunday within the Oftave 
when resumed after January 1st. It is also said in 
Votive Masses of the Most Holy Sacrament & of the 
Most Holy Name of Jesus, which are not "pro re 
gravi et publica simul causa," & in all M^asses cele 
brated from January 2nd to \th inclusively for 
which another Preface is not appointed. 




i : i 


i a 




i i 



HE Lord be with you. R^. And with 



* . . 


: a 






thy spf- rit. ~f . Lift up your hearts. B?. We 



C xiij Ferial Preface of the Nativity 



S . r 



1 



lift them up un-to the Lord. ^". Let us give 



thanks un-to our L6rd G6d. B. It is meet and 



right so to d6. It is ve-ry meet, right, and 



c . . . f 



HI - 



our b6unden dii-ty, that we should at all times, 



e= " -i-* . - 1 . J 

and in all pla-ces, give thanks un-to thee : O 



Lord ho- ly, Fa-ther al-mfgh-ty, 6v-er-last-ing 



B-T 



God. Because thou didst give Je-sus Christ, thine 



Ferial Preface of the Nativity Cxliij 



l-i-r^t 



^ 



on- ly Son, to be born for us : who, by the o- 



per-a-tion of the H6-ly Ghost, was made ve-ry 



e- 



man of the substance of the Vir-gin Ma-ry his 








1 



mo-ther ; and that with-out spot of sin, to make 



e 



us clean from all sin. Therefore with An-gels 

1 B t B * aa 
and Arch-an-gels, and with all the com-pa-ny 



of hea-ven, we laud and mag-ni-fy thy glo- 



c xiiv Ferial Preface in Lent 



e 



ri-ous Name ; e*v-ermore praising thee & saying. 

IN LENT 

1F The following Preface with its chant is said, accord 
ing to the Rubrics, on the Ferial days of Lent, from 
Ash Wednesday until the Saturday before Passion 
Sunday inclusively. 




-I 



HE Lord be with you. R?. And with 



thy spi- rit. ~f. Lift up your hearts. B?. We 



lift them up un-to the Lord. ^. Let us give 



* - 



thanks un- to our Lord God. E. It is meet and 



Hi - 



right so to do. It is ve- ry meet, right, and 



Ferial Preface in Lent C xiv 



I 



our boun-den du-ty, that we should at all times, 



* m- 



and in all pla-ces, give thanks un-to thee : O 



- - - B - - - - B 



Lord h6- ly, Fa-ther al-mfgh-ty, ev-er-last-ing 



God. Who by bod- i- ly fast-ing dost 6-ver-come 



S i : i i- 



-9 *- 



the vice with-fn us, dost raise the mind, and 



- - - - 



dost grant us thy p6wer, and all that thou hast 



pro-mi- sed : through Je- sus Christ our Lord. 



C xivj Ferial Preface of the Holy Cross 



TheVe-fore with An-gels and Arch-an-gels, and 



with all the com- pa- ny of hea-ven, we laud 





and mag-ni-fy thy glo-ri-ous Name ; ev-er-more 



prais-ing thee and say-ing. 



IN MASSES OF THE PASSION AND OF 
THE HOLY CROSS 

11 The following Preface with its chant is said, accord 
ing to the Rubrics, on ferial days from Passion 
Sunday until Wednesday before Easter inclusively : 
also in Votive Masses of the Holy Cross, of the Pas 
sion, of the Most Precious Blood, and of the Most 
Sacred Heart of Jesus, which are not "pro re gravi 
et publica simul causa" 




HE L6rd be with you. B?. And with 



Ferial Preface of the Holy Cross C xivij 



IEEE 



thy spi- rit. ")f. Lift up your hearts. R?. We 



E . i 



lift them up un-t6 the Lord. ^. Let us give 



thanks un- t6 our Lord God. R. It is meet and 



1 




i 


* 










p- 







right so to d6. It is ve-ry meet, right, and 



our b6unden du-ty, that we should at all times 



-m 



and in all pla-ces, give thdnks un- to thee : O 



!-* 



Lord h6- ly, Fa-ther al-migh-ty, eV-er-last-ing 



C xiviij Ferial Preface of the Holy Cross 

i . i . *= 



G6d. Who up-6n the W6od of the Cross didst 
I r 



ac-com-plish the sal- va-tion of the rdce of man : 



s 



that whence death a- rose, thence Life al- so 







might rise a- gain : and that he who by a Tree 



E 



was once the van-qui-sher, might al- so by a 



5 J 

_ ' " ~* 

Tree be van-quish-ed : through Je-sus Christ our 



g 



Lord. There-fore with An-gels and Arch-dn- 



Ferial Preface in Eastertide C 



-j-l . ' .-!=g=tq 

gels, and with all the c6m-pa- n,y of hea-ven, 



I 



we laud and mag-ni-fy thy glo-ri-ous Name ; 



eV- er-more prais-ing thee, and say-ing. 

IN EASTERTIDE 

11 The following Preface with its chant is said^ accord 
ing to the Rubrics, from Monday after Low Sunday 
until the 'Digil of the Ascension inclusively. It is also 
said in the Mass of the greater Litanies. 




8 



HE L6rd be with you. B?. And with 



* . - . 


a 


' 



thy spf-rit. "f. Lift up your hearts. R?. We 



lift them up un-t6 the L6rd. "]f , Lit us give 



C 1 Ferial Preface in Eastertide 

1 



thanks un-to our Lord G6d. R^. It is met and 



Hght so to do. It is ve-ry meet, Hght, and 



6 . -r-i-r 



our boun-den dii-ty that we should at all times, 



and in all pla-ces, give thanks un-to thee : O 



Lord ho- ly, Fa-ther al-migh-ty, ev- er- last-ing 



l-r 



HI m- 



fi 



G(5d. But chief-ly are we bound to praise thee 



e : 



for the gl6-ri-ousRe-sur-rec-tion of thy Son Je- 



Ferial Preface in Eastertide C ij 



4 

1 " I 







sus Christ our L6rd : for he" is the ve- ry Pas- 



i 

= 





= - 



chal Lamb, which was 6f-fer-ed for us, and hath 



S i i i T 







ta- ken a-way the sin of the w6rld : who by his 



6 [ 



death hath de-stroy-ed death, and b^ his rfs-ing 

* 
to life a-gain hath re-stor-ed to us ev-er-last-ing 

s= 



life. Th^re-fore with An-gels & Arch-dn-gels, 



and with all the com-pa-ny of ha-ven, we liud 



C lij Ferial Preface of the Ascension 



B 



and mag-ni-fy thy glo-ri-ous Name ; ev-er-more 



prals-ing thee and say- ing. 

OF THE ASCENSION OF OUR LORD 

11 The following Preface with its chant is said, accord 
ing to the Rubrics, within the Oftave of the Ascension, 
and on Friday after the Octave, in Motive Masses 
which are not "pro re grave ft publica simul causa." 




t =1= 



HE Lord be with you. B^. And with 



thy spi- rit. ~f . Lift up your hearts. B^. We 



f . 








i 


G " 








1 ' 








Efc 





lift them up un-to the Lord. jf~. Let us give 



E 



thanks un-to our Lord God. B. It is meet and 



Ferial Preface of the Ascension c Hij 



right so to do. It is v- ry meet, right, and 



e i i-r 



our boun-den dii-ty, that we should at all times 



- 



and in all pla-ces, give thanks un-to thee : O 



Lord ho- ly, Fa-ther al-migh-ty, ev- er- last-ing 



G6d : through thy most dear- ly be-16v-ed Son 







Je-sus ChHst our L6rd. Who, df- ter his most 







g!6- ri-ous R6-sur-r^c-tion man-i-fest-ly ap-pear- 



C liv Ferial Preface of the Ascension 



- 



ed to all his A-pos-tles, and in their sight as- 



cend-ed up in- to hea-ven to prepare a place for 



i 



HI a - 



us ; that where he is, thi-ther we might al-so 



6- I r 



ascend, & reign with him in glo-ry. Therefore 



with An-gels and Arch-an-gels, and with all the 



i * i . 



com-pa- ny of hea-ven, we Uud and mag-ni-fy 



s 



thy glo-ri-ous Name ; ^v-er-more praising the, 



Ferial Preface of the Holy Ghost C \v 



and say-ing. 



IN VOTIVE MASSES OF THE 
HOLY GHOST 

11 The following Preface with its chant is said, accord 
ing to the Rubrics, in Votive Masses of the Holy 
Ghost) which are not "pro re gravi et publica simul 
causa." 




HE Lord be with you. R^. And with 



. 




a 





' 



thy spi- rit. ~f . Lift up your hearts. R?. We 



s-*- . . 




d 






* 



lift them up un-to the L6rd. ~. Let us give 



thanks un-to our Lord God. R. It is meet and 



C lyj Ferial Preface of the Holy Ghost 







right so to do. It is ve- ry meet, right, and 

E .... |~ ''' * 

our boun-den du-ty, that we should at all times, 

= f -H 

and in all pla-ces, give thinks un-to thee : O 



n - 



Lord ho- ly, Fa-ther al-mfgh-ty, ev-er-last-ing 



God : through Je-sus Christ our L6rd ; ac-cord- 



ing to whose most true pr6-mise, the H6- ly 



Jl !_ 



Ghost came d6wn from hea-ven with a sud-den 



Ferial Preface of the Holy Ghost C ivij 



great sound, as it had been a migh-ty wind, in 



i= 



- 



the Kke-ness of fi-ery tongues, light-ing up-on 



C -j--i 



the A- pos-tles, to teach them, and to lead them 



- *- 







to ill truth ; gfv-ing them b6th the gift of di- 



I I i I i~ 



vers lan-gua-ges, and al- so b6ld-ness with fer- 



s 



vent z^al c6n-stant-ly to preach the Gos-pel un- 



t6 all nd-tions : whre-by we have been brought 



C iviij Ferial Preface of the Holy Trinity 



out of dark-ness and er-ror in- to the clear light 



ini . -i ^ , -T-J 

and true knowledge of thee, and of thy Son Je- 



g 



sus Christ. There-fore with An-gels and Arch- 



an- gels, and with all the com-pa-ny of hea- 



ven, we laud & mag-ni-fy thy glo-ri-ous Name; 



- = - 



^v- er-more prafs-ing thee, and say-ing. 

IN VOTIVE MASSES OF THE MOST 
HOLY TRINITY 

1T The following Preface with Its chant is said, accord 
ing to the Rubrics, in f Ootivc Masses of the Most Holy 



Ferial Preface of the Holy Trinity C lix 
Trinity , which are not "pro re gravi et publica simul 



causa. 




He Lord be with you. E^. And with 



* . . 


- fl- -_.. 


* 



thy sp{- rit. 'jf'. Lift up your hearts. B?. We 



; . . . . 



lift them up un-to the Lord. ~f. Let us give 



thanks un- to our Lord God. B. It isme'etand 



c . . . .=> 



HI - 



right so to do. It is ve-ry me"et, right, and 



HI 4 



our b6un-den du-ty, that we should at all times, 



- 



and in all pla-ces, give thanks un-tothee: O 



Cix Ferial Preface of the Holv Trinity 



Lord ho- ly, Fa-ther al-mfgh-ty, eV- er- last-ing 



God : Who art one God, one Lord ; not one 6n- 

i , B J 

' ^ 

ly Per-son, but three PeY-sons in one Sub- 



-m - 



stance. For that which we be-lieve of the glo-ry 



of the Fa-ther, the same we b-lieve of the Son, 



and of the H6-ly Ghost, with-out a-ny dif- fer- 



S-i i r-f 



ence or {n- e-qua-li-ty. There-fore with An-gels 



Ferial Preface of Blessed Mary C ixj 



and Arch-an-gels, and with all the com-pa- ny 







of hda- ven, we laud and mag-ni- fy thy glo- 



ri-ous Name ; evermore praising thee, & saying. 



IN MASSES OF THE B. V. MARY 

11 1 The following Preface with its chant is said, accord 
ing to the Rubrics, in Masses of Blessed Mary. But 
either The immaculate Conception, or The Trans 
fixion, or The Assumption, or The Nativity is said, 
according to the Mass. In the Mass of the Office of 
St. Mary on Saturdays is said : The Veneration, as 
a/so in Uotive Masses in which a special Mystery has 
not to be celebrated. 




HE Lord be with you. R^. And with 



* 


' 


- 




I 








thy spf- rit. ~f. Lift up your hearts. R?. We 



C ixij Ferial Preface of Blessed Mary 






lift them up un-to the Lord. ^f. Lt us give 



m- 



thanks un- to our Lord God. R^. It is meet and 



right so to do. It is ve- ry meet, right, and 



5 , | , * 

our boun-den du-ty, that we should at all times, 



and in all pla- ces, give thanks un-to thee : O 



- 



Lord ho-ly, Fa-ther al-migh-ty, ev-er- last- ing 



G6d : And that on the * * * * of bles-sed 



Ferial Preface of Blessed Mary Clxiij 



Ma- ry Ev- er-Vir-gin, we should praise, bless, 



HI I 



and tell forth thy wonders : In that, by the ov- 



- 



-m - 



er-shdd-ow-ing of the H6-ly Ghost, she con- 



cei-ved thy 6n-ly be-got-ten Son : and without 



to the glo-ry of her a-bid-ing mai-den-hood, 



C , a , , | , , 7 

brought forth for man the Light e-ter-nal, i- ven 



Je"- sus Christ our Lord. There-fore with An 

3 



C ixiv Ferial Preface of St. Joseph 

i . | , " " " " 

gels and Arch-an-gels, and with all the com- 



i a m m 



Hi - 



pa- ny of hea-ven, we laud and mag-ni-fy 

I " . :_i_4^_iz:iz =] 

thy glo-ri-ous Name ; ev-er-more prais-ing thee 



s 



and say-ing. 

IN VOTIVE MASSES OF ST. JOSEPH, 
SPOUSE OF THE B. V. MARY 

H The following Preface with its chant is said^ ac 
cording to the Rubrics^ in *0otive Masses of St. Joseph, 
which are not "pro re gravi et publica simul causa." 




He Lord be with you. R?. And with 



n . 


- a 


' * ' 



thy spl-rit. y. Lift up your hearts. B^. We 



Ferial Preface of St. Joseph c 



e * . . . . 



lift them up un-to the Lord. /VLe"t us give 
| 1 



thanks un-t6 our L6rd G6d. E. It is meet and 



right so to d6. It is ve-ry 'meet, right, and 

e .... | J 

our bounden dii-ty, that we should at all times, 



and in all pla-ces, gi ve^ thanks un-t6 thee : O 



L6rd h6- ly, Ed-ther al-mlgh-ty,- ^v-er-list-ing' 



1=3 



G6d f And that in the Ven- er^ a-tion .of Jo-seph 



C ixvj Ferial Preface of St. Joseph 

EH I , ~i~ ~ *~ | 
" * - * 

the blessed, we should praise, bless, and tell forth 
i r ^ I I 

thy won-ders. Who be'-ing a righ-teous man 

e - j 

was es-pous-ed to the Vir-gin M6-ther of God 

E - | , -J 

by thine ap-point-ment ; a faith-fill and wise 



ser-vant, made ru- ler of thy House-hold : that 



e ........ 

in the 6f- fice of a fa-ther he should guard thy 






6n-ly-be-got-ten Son, con-ceiv-ed by the 6- 



Ferial Preface of the Apostles C ixvij 



' '-J 



ver- sha-dow-ing of the Ho- ly Ghost, &- ven 



I: 



Je-sus Christ our L6rd. Therefore with An-gels 

, | , " * * " ~i"j 
and Arch- dn-gels, and with all the com-pa-ny 



of hea-ven, we laud and mdg-ni-fy thy glo- 



ri-ous Name ; eV-ermore praising the"e & saying. 



IN MASSES OF THE APOSTLES 
OR EVANGELISTS 

11 The following Preface with Its chant Is said, ac 
cording to the RubricSy In Masses of the Apostles or 
Evangelists. 




-i H 



HE Lord be with you. B?. And with 



Clxviij Ferial Preface of the Apostles 



thy spi-rit. ~f. Lift up your hearts. B?. We 



t 



-r-i 



$ 



lift them lap un-t6 the Lord. ~f\ L&t us give 



fr-r 



thanks un- to our Lord God. E^. It is meet and 



right so to do. It is ve-ry meet, right, and 



I * i I . 



our boun-den du-ty, that we, O Lord, should 



1 * i I i i" 



hum-bly en-treat thee, that thou, the ev-er-last- 



ing Shepherd, do not leave thy flock un-tn-ded, 



Ferial Preface of the Apostles C ixix 



-i 



but by thy bles-sed A- pos-tles do kep it in thy 



g 



con-tin-u- al prote&ion ; that it may be go-vern- 



g 



ed by those same ni-lers whom, In thy stead, 



g 



thou hast giv-en for thy work, as shepherds of 



thy peo-ple. Th6re-fore with An-gels & Arch- 



angels, and with all the company of heaven, 



g ft -Hi 



-- 



we laud and mag- ni- fy thy glo-ri-ous Name ; 



C hex Ferial Preface on Simple Feasts & Ferias 



_ !_ 



eV- er- more prafs-ing thee and say-ing. 



ON SIMPLE FEASTS AND FERIAS 

11 The following Preface with its chant is said, accord 
ing to the Rubrics, in Masses both of the Season 6f of 
the Saints, & in all Uotive Masses for which another 
Preface is not required. It is also said in Masses of 
the Ferias of Advent, although the Blessed Virgin 
Mary be commemorated. 




HE L6rd be with you. R^. And with 



i 


. 


" a 


S 


- 


* 



thy spl-rit. ~f . Lift up your hearts. B?. We 



I 



Hft them up un-to the L6rd. J. Let us give 



thanks un-to our Lord God. B?. It is meet and 



Ferial Preface on Simple Feasts & Ferias C i 







right so to do. It is vi-ry meet, right, and 



C . . . . T 



our boun-den dii-ty that we should at all times, 



and in all pla-ces, give thanks un-to thee : O 



s 



Lord h6-. ly, Fa-ther al-mlgh-ty, eV- er- last-ing 



God. Th6rc-fore with An-gels & Arch-an-gels, 











and with all the c6m-pa-ny of ha-ven, we laud 



and mig-ni-fy thy glo-ri-ous Name ; eV-er-more 



Cixxij Preface of the Dead 



prais-ing the'e and sdy- ing. 



IN MASSES OF THE DEAD 

11 The following Preface with its chant is said in all 
Masses of the Dead. 




HE Lord be with you. B;. And with 



* i . 


- 3 


' 



thy spf- rit. ~f . Lift up your hearts. B?. We 



lift them up un-to the L6rd. "J^. Let us give 



thanks un-to our Lord God. R. It is me"et and 



right so to do. It is ve- ry m^et, right, and 



Preface of the Dead C 



our boun-den dii-ty, that we" should at all times, 



s 



and in all pla-ces, give thinks un-to thee : O 



- 



L6rd ho- ly, Fa-ther al-mfgh-ty, ^v-er-last-ing 



i . i . 



God : through J6-sus Christ our Lord. In whom 



5 



hath been ma- ni-fest- ed forth un-to us the hope 



of a glo-rious re- sur-rc-tion : giv-ing un-to 



- 



them that be-wail the cer-tain con-di-tion of their 



C ixxiv Preface of the Dead 



mor- tal- i- ty the corn-fort of thy pro-mise of 



Im-mor-tal-i- ty to come. For thou, O Lord, 



s 



chdngest but ta- kest not a-way the life of thy 



. . 



faith-ful p6o-ple, grant-ing un-to them at the dis- 



so- lu-tion of the td- ber-na-cle of their earth-ly 



pilgrimage, an ev-er-last-ing dw^lling-pldce in 



the heavens. There-fore with Angels & Arch-an- 



Preface of the Dead 



Clxxv 



_i 



gels, and with all the c6m-pa- ny of ha-ven, 



g 



we laud and mag-ni-fy thy g!6-ri-ous Name ; 



ev- er-more prafs-ing thee, and say-ing. 



, Holy, Holy Lord God of hosts. 
Heaven and earth are full of thy glory. 
Glory be to thee, O Lord most High. 
Blessed is he that cometh in the Name of the Lord. 
Hosanna in the highest. 




C Ixxvj 



OTHER PREFACES 

Proposed by Convocation 

NOTED WITH SOLEMN CHANT 



U After the Secret Prayers : 



s 



Ev- er one God, world with- 6ut end. 

Or this 

world with- out end. 

Or this 

Our 6n-ly Me- di- a-tor & Ad-vo- cate. 



A-men. 



ON THE EPIPHANY 

And throughout the Ottave. 




-s- 



HE Lord be with you. 1^. And with 



a eu . 


JJ 


I 






thy spf- rit. 'jf'. Lift up your hearts. B^. We 



Solemn Preface of the Epiphany C ixxvij 







lift them up un-to the Lord. ^. Let us give 



* L ' 








* P" > 








" 1 


DC 


1 











thanks un- to our Lord God. B. It is meet and 













i 







a . . 










, , 







right so to d6. It is ve- ry meet, right, and 



fl - 



our boun-den du-ty, that we should at all times, 



* - 



and in all pla-ces, give thanks un-to thee : O 



f: 



Lord h6- ly, Fa-ther al-mfgh-ty, ev-er-last- ing 






God : through Je-sus ChHst our Lord. Who, In 



C ixxviij Solemn Preface of the Epiphany 

g^_ . i . . . j 

sub-stance of our m6r- tal flesh, man- i- fest- 



i 



ed forth his glo-ry, that he* might bring us out 



t 



r 



of dark-ness in- to his own mdr-vel-lous Hght. 



i 



There- fore with An-gels and Arch-an-gels, and 



with all the com- pa- ny of hea-ven, we laud 



& mag-ni- fy thy glo-rious Name ; ^v- er-more 



E-r 



prafs-ing thee and say-ing. 



Solemn Preface of Maundy Thursday C ixxix 
ON MAUNDY THURSDAY 




I 










" I ' 


S.. 









i 


a 








a 


i 



HE Lord be with you. E?. And with 



* . -. . 


^ s 


, 



thy spi- rit. ~f . Lift up your hearts. B?. We 



1=2 



lift them up un-to the Lord. /. Let us give 



C - 









y % _ . 


a 






i 


d ? 











thanks un- to our Lord God. R. It is me"et and 















i 







S n 












I 









right so to d6. It is v6-ry meet, right, and 



our bounden du-ty, that we should at dll times 

I- m = = = I 1 

s Pi 8 i i _ 

and in all pla-ces, give thanks un-to thee : O 



C ixxx Solemn Preface of Maundy Thursday 



E 



-m - B- 



L6rd h<5- ly, Fi-ther al-mfgh-ty, dv-er-ldst-ing 



" 


a . . 






God : through Je-sus Christ our Lord. Who, hav- 



-B B B B B = B B- 



ing 16v-ed his own which were In the world, 



6 



16v-ed them un- to the end, and on the night 



Hi - 



a 



be- fore he suf-fer- ed, sh-ting at meat with 



p. 



his dis- ci-ples, did in-sti-tute these ho-ly mys- 



E 



-B B B B B- 



ter- ies : That we, re-ceiv-ing the be- ne-fits of 



Solemn Preface of Maundy Thursday Clxxxj 



S 



his Passion, and be- ing quickened by his 



-mm- 



a 



sur- rec-tion, might be made par-ta-kers of his di- 



vine na-ture, and be fill- ed with all the ftil- 



I 
4 



- 



ness of G6d. There-fore with An-gels & Arch- 



an-gels, and with all the com-pa-ny of ha- 



ven, we laud & mag-ni-fy thy glo-rious Name; 



ev- er-more prais-ing thee, and say-ing. 



C Ixxxij Solemn Preface of the Holy Trinity 

ON THE FEAST OF THE MOST 
HOLY TRINITY AND ON SUNDAYS 








HE Lord be with you. E^. And with 



* F. . 


* a 






thy spf- rit. ~ . Lift up your hearts. E^. We 



s 



lift them up un-to the Lord. )T. Let us give 



i 



a 



a 



thanks un-to our Lord God. Rz. It is meet and 













i 

















fl r- 











right so to do. It is ve- ry meet, right, and 



B - 



our boun-den du-ty, that we should at dll times 

' ' 1 ^ *- 



and in all pla-ces, give thanks un-to thee : O 



Solemn Preface of the Holy Trinity Clxxxiij 



Lord ho- ly, Fa-ther al-mfgh-ty, eV- er- last-ing 



- 



G6d. Who with thine 6n-ly-be-got-ten Son and 



- > 8 " I " 

the H6-ly Ghost art one God, one Lord ; in 



i . I i * 



Trf- ni- ty of Per-sons, and in U-ni-ty of Sub- 



stance. For that which we be-lieve of thy glo-ry, 



O Fa-ther, the same we be-lieve of the S6n, 



i 



and of the Ho- ly Ghost, with-out a- ny dif-fer- 



C ixxxiv Solemn Preface of the Transfiguration 



S-r 



ence or fn- e- qua- li- ty. TheYe-fore with An- 



fb : i * 

gels & Arch-an-gels, and with all the com-pa- 



S-r 



-m - 



ny of hea-ven, we laud and mag-ni- fy thy 



glo-rious Name ; ev- er-more prais-ing thee, 



and say-ing. 



ON THE FEAST OF THE 
TRANSFIGURATION 




a ' a 



He Lord be with you. B;. And with 



Solemn Preface of the Transfiguration C ixxxv 



3 



Hi . 



' a p. H '- 



thy spf- rit. Y. Lift up your hearts. B;. We 



e 


J 


J i 




S Sd 




C? - 





lift them up un-to the Lord. '. Let us give 



i=P 



1 a ' 



thanks un-to our Lord God. B?. It is meet and 





. . B . ." '". 





g 


p 




1 








.,> , 





right so to do. It is ve- ry me"et, rfght, and 



v a . 

our boun-den du- ty, that we should at all times, 



and in ill pli- ces, give thanks un-t<5 thee : O 



Lord ho-ly, Fd-ther al-mlgh-ty, v-er-ldst-ing 



C ixxxvj Solemn Preface of the Transfiguration 



God. Be-caiase by the mys-te-ry of thine in-car- 



nate W6rd, the light of thy gl6- ry did shine a- 



e r- 



new up- on man-kind : to the in- tent that we 



i m * ' "" , 

fa | 

might be transformed fn-to his {-mage from glo- 



ry to glo- ry. The're-fore with An-gels and 



-m * - 



Arch-an- gels, and with all the com-pa-ny of 






h6a-ven, we laiid and mag-ni-fy thy g!6- rious 



Solemn Preface of All Saints 



e. 













_i 






B 






s 


8 







Name; eV- er-more praising thee, and siy-ing. 



ON ALL SAINTS' DAY 

f And (except when the Preface of any of the great 
Festivals is appointed to be said) on the Festivals of 
Apostles and Evangelists, and on the Feast of St. John 
the Baptist. 




He Lord be with you. R^. And with 



t 



1- 



thy spl- rit. "jf". Lift up your hearts. R?. We 



s-a . . . 



lift them up un-to the Lord. T. Let us give 



i 



thanks un- to our Lord God. R. It is meet and 



6-i i 



right so to d6. It is ve-ry m^et, right, and 



C ixxxviij Solemn Preface of All Saints 

e r. * . i ^-L_ _LJ 

our boiin-den dii-ty, that we" should at ill times, 







3 



and in dll pla-ces, give thanks un-to thee: O 

~ ..... - fr~ 

Lord ho- ly, Fa-ther al-migh-ty, ev- er- last-ing 

_g_| - ~] 

G6d : Who in the rfgh-teous-ness of thy Saints 






hast giv- en us an en- sam-ple of god- ly life, 

; 1 



and in their bless-ed-ness a glo- ri- ous pledge 



of the hope of our call-ing : That, be-ing com- 



Solemn Preface of All Saints c ixx: 



^ a 

pass-ed a- bout with so gre"at a cloud of witness- 



c . 



es, we al- so with pa-tience may run the race 







that is set be- fore us, and with them re-ceive 



6 . . . . -.- 



the crown of glo- ry that fa-deth not a-way. 



Th6re-fore with An-gels and Arch-an-gels, and 



, . 



with all the com- pa- ny of hea-ven, we laud 



and mg-ni-fy thy g!6-rious Name ; ev-er-more 



C xc Solemn Preface of Dedication 



E-r 



prais-ing the and say-ing. 

ON THE DEDICATION 
OF A CHURCH 

Or on the Anniversary of the same. 




HE Lord be with you. Bj5. And with 



. ". . 


J i 


a . 






thy spf- rit. ]f . Lf ft up your hearts. B?. We 



6 



lift them up un-to the Lord. ^. Let us give 



:FE 



r 



thanks un-t6 pur L6rd G(5d. B^. It is m6et and 



.. 



right so to d6. It is ve-ry m^et, right, and 



Solemn Preface of Dedication C xcj 



our boiinden du-ty, that w<E should at all times, 



and in all pld-ces, give thanks un-to thee : O 



Lord ho- ly, Fa-ther al-migh-ty, ^v-er-last-ing 



G6d : Who, though thy glo-ry is In the w6rld, 



and thy great-ness is un-bound-ed, dost vouch- 



- HI - 



sdfe to hal-low for thy Name pld-ces meet for 



th^ wor-ship, and through th^m to sdr up in the 



C xcij Solemn Preface of Dedication 



hearts of thy people the sp{-rit of grdce and of 



sup- pli- ca-tion. There- fore with An-gels and 



_. 



f. 1 



Arch- an-gels, and with all the com-pa-ny of 



hea-ven, we laud and mig-ni- fy thy glo-rious 



E. 











jr 


. 




9 






P" a 





Name ; ev-er-more prais-ing thee and say-ing. 

1OLY, Holy, Holy Lord God of hosts. 

Heaven and earth are full of thy glory. 
Glory be to thee, O Lord most High. 
Blessed is he that cometh in the Name of the Lord. 
Hosanna in the highest. 



CANON 
OF THE MASS 



THE LORD'S PRAYER 




Fa-ther al-migh-ty, world with-out 
or this world with-out 



i 








end. B^. A-men. 
end. B^. A-men. 

1T He joins his hands. 



ET us pray : As our Saviour Christ hath com- 



6-r 



mand- ed and taught us, we are b6ld to say : 
H He extends his hands. 



C xciv Canon of the Mass 



UR Fa-ther, which drt in hea-ven : 




I 










i 






1 9 


_ 















S 



Ha-low-ed be thy Name : Thy Kingdom come 







Thy will be done, in earth as it fs in heaven. 



Give us this day our dai-ly br^ad : And forgive us 



I 



our tres-pass-es, as we forgive them that tr&- 

B _ 

__ I , " " " fr 

pass a-gainst us. And l^ad us not fn-to temptd- 



i 



tion. E?. But de- If- ver us from i- vil. 
The Priest says quietly : For thine is the Kingdom, 



Canon of the Mass 



Cxcv 



the power and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen. 

11 But when the Lord's Prayer is said for the Com 
munion alsOy the Priest only says : Amen. 

11 The following tone is used on Simple Feasts, on 
Ferias y and in Masses of the Dead : 



Fa-ther al-mfgh-ty, world with-out 
or this world with-out 




i 















1 


' 



end. E^. A-men. 
end. B^.A-men 



."! T r , A , . 

J-Let us pray: As our ba-viour 
.J 



s 



Christ hath com-mand-ed and taught us, we are 



bold to say : 



~T 



QUR Fd-ther, 



which art in ha-ven : Hallow- 



ed be thy Name. Thy Kingdom come : Thy 



c xcvj Canon of the Mass 
_ 1- 



will be done, in earth as it fs in ha-ven. Give 



i i 













us this day our dai- ly bread : And for- give us 

- - j , I H - i 

our tres-pass-es, as we for-give them that tres- 

: ' I m . ' ' ' pn 

pass a-gainst us. And lead us not in-to temp-ta- 



tion. B^ But de- li- ver us from e- vil. 

11 The Priest says quietly : For thine is the Kingdom, 
the power and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen. 

ELI VER us, O Lord, we beseech thee, from 
all evils, past, present, and to come : and, at 
the intercession of the blessed and glorious Ever- 
Virgin Mary, Mother of God, with thy blessed 
Apostles Peter and Paul, and with Andrew, and 
all the Saints, graciously grant us peace in all our 
days, that by thine availing mercy, we may ever 
both be free from sin and safe from all distress. 



Canon of the Mass 



C xcvij 



Through the same Jesus Christ, thy Son, our 
Lord. Who liveth and reigneth with thee in the 
unity of the Holy Ghost, 







" % 














Ev-er one God, world with-out end. 1^. A-men, 



The peace * of the Lord be K alway with # you. 



R?. And with thy spi- rit. 



THE DISMISSAL 

I. In Eastertide. 

. From the Mass of Holy Saturday to the Saturday 
before Low Sunday inclusive, in Masses of the Season. 

$ : . I . V . T 



De-part in peace, Al-le- lu- ia, Al- le- lu- ia. 

From Low Sunday to the Ember Saturday after 
Pentecost inclusive. 



De- part 



in peace. 



C xcviij Canon of the Mass 

II. <5r III. On Solemn Feasts, i. 





r 


' 3 


IN 


> \ 


fm 










- ' V- * 










De- part 



in pe"ace. 



De- part 



in pe"ace. 



Let us bless the Lord. 

IV. On Double Feasts, i. 



6 



De- part 



in peace. 



On the Vigil of Christmas, even if it fall on a 
Sunday, on the Feast of the Innocents, 6 in Votive 
Masses '''pro re gravi" vvhen Glory be to God on 
high is not said. 



e < ^v^ 



* 



Let us bless 



the Lord. 



V. On Dotible Feasts. 2. 



35 



De- part 



in peace. 



Canon of the Mass C xci 

VI. On Double Feasts. 3. 













J 


* I 


, .11% 


ji 




p 


f 


1*1 i 3 


"J 





De- pdrt in pace. 

VII. On Double Feasts. 4. 



H h 



e 



De- pdrt in pace. 

VIII. On Double Feasts. 5. 



Ci 







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5 


v ' , 






15 


J 




33. 




i* 








I 










f. 





De- part 



in peace. 



VT-t- 



h -J V\A' 1 



Let us bless 



the Lord. 



IX. 6- X. On Feasts of the B. V. Mary. 1.6-2, 



e 



De- pdrt in p^ace. 



#-^B 



Let us b!6ss the L6rd. 



Cc 



Canon of the Mass 



XL On Sundays throughout theyear^ on Semi-doubles 
6* within Oftaves^ which are not of the B. V.Mary. 



1=6 



fc 



-PI j 

De- part in pe"ace. 

On LXX, LX, 6- L Sundays 



"* a - 

bless the L6 



Let us bless the L6rd. 
. XII. <9 Semi-doubles, i. 



a fl \ % A 






De- .pdrt in peace. 

XIII. On Semi-doubles, z. 



>J\ 

De- part 



in peace. 



Let us -bless the L6rd. 
XIV. Within Ottaves not of the B. V. Mary. 



De 



part 



in peace. 



Canon of the Mass 
XV.-, On, Simple Feasts, 



Ccj 



De- part in peace. 
XVI. On Ferias throughout the year. 

8 



Let us bless the Lord. 

XVII. On Sundays in Advent 6 Lent 

until Palm Sunday inclusive. 
\ h- : 



i 



Let us bless the Lord. 

Or this : 



3 



Let us bless 



the Lord. 



XVIII. On the Ferias of Advent 6- Lent, from Ash 
Wednesday to the Wednesday before Easter inclusive, 
on the Ember Days of September, CJ on common Vigils 
out of Eastertide. 



i 
















. 




JT 4 





Let us bless the Lord. -.^ 
/ Masses for the Dead. 



May they rest in peace. 



Ccij 



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EASTER DAY 

Station at St. Mary Major. 

INTRO IT. ResunexL Ps. 139. 

AM risen, and am present with thee, alleluia : 
thou hast laid thine hand upon me, alleluia : 
such knowledge is too wonderful and excellent for 
me, alleluia, alleluia. Ps. ibid. Lord, thou hast 
searched me out and known me : thou knowest my 
downsitting and mine uprising, y. Glory be. 

COLLECT. 

ALMIGHTY GOD, who through thine only- 
Ji\. begotten Son Jesus Christ hast overcome 
death, and opened unto us the gate of everlasting 
life : we humbly beseech thee, that, as by thy 
special grace preventing us thou dost put into our 
minds good desires, so by thy continual help we 
may bring the same to good effect. Through. 

The Lesson from the EPISTLE of blessed Paul 
the Apostle to the Colossians. Col. 3. I. 

T>RETHREN : If ye then be risen with Christ, 
J3 seek those things which are above, where 
Christ sitteth on the right hand of God : set your 
affection on things above, not on things on the 
earth. For ye are dead, and your life is hid with 
Christ in God. When Christ, who is our life, shall 
appear, then shall ye also appear with him in 
glory. Mortify therefore your members which are 
upon the earth : fornication, uncleanness, inor 
dinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetous- 
ness, which is idolatry : for which things' sake 



D4 Easter Day 

the wrath of God cometh on the children of dis 
obedience. In the which ye also walked some 
time, when ye lived in them. 

GRADUAL. Ps. 118. This is the day which 
the Lord hath made : we will rejoice and be glad 
in it. y. O give thanks unto the Lord, for he is 
gracious : and his mercy endureth for ever. 

Alleluia, alleluia. y. I Cor. 5. Christ our 
Passover is sacrificed for us. 

SEQUENCE. 
Victimae Paschali. 

/CHRISTIANS to the Paschal Victim offer your 
\^A thankful praises. 
The Lamb the sheep redeemeth : Christ by sin 

undefiled, reconcileth sinners to the Father. 
Death and life joined together in that conflict 

stupendous : the King of life who died deathless 

reigneth. 

Declare to us, Mary, the vision of thy journey. 
" I saw the Tomb of Christ living : and likewise 

the glory of the Risen : 
Bright Angels attesting, the shroud and napkin 

resting. 
Yea, Christ my hope is arisen : to Galilee he now 

goes before you." 
Christ indeed from death is risen, so we know most 

surely : O King and Conqueror, grant to us 

mercy. Amen. Alleluia. 

The Sequence is said until Low Sunday exclusive. 

^ The Continuation of the HOLY GOSPEL 
according to John. St. John 20. i. 

AT that time : On the first day of the week 
ji\. cometh Mary Magdalene early, when it was 



Easter Day D 5 

yet dark, unto the sepulchre, and seeth the stone 
taken away from the sepulchre. Then she runneth 
and cometh to Simon Peter, and to the other dis 
ciple whom Jesus loved, and saith unto them : 
They have taken away the Lord out of the sepulchre, 
and we know not where they have laid him. Peter 
therefore went forth, and that other disciple, and 
came to the sepulchre. So they ran both together ; 
and the other disciple did outrun Peter, and came 
first to the sepulchre. And he, stooping down and 
looking in, saw the linen clothes lying : yet went 
he not in. Then cometh Simon Peter following 
him, and went into the sepulchre, and seeth the 
linen clothes lie ; and the napkin that was about 
his head, not lying with the linen clothes, but 
wrapped together in a place by itself. Then went 
in also that other disciple which 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. Then the disciples went 
away again unto their own home. The Creed is said. 

OFFERTORY. Ps. 76. The earth trembled and 
was still, when God arose to judgment, alleluia. 



w. 



SECRET. 

beseech thee, O Lord, mercifully to 
accept the prayers and oblations of thy 
people : that this beginning of thy Paschal Mys 
teries may by the operation of thy grace be unto 
us a wholesome medicine unto everlasting life. 
Through. 

PREFACE of Easter. % 

WITHIN THE ACTION. The most holy day 

whereon Jesus Christ our Lord did rise again in 



D 6 Monday in Easter Week 

his own flesh, and special commemoration in the 
Prayer following, on behalf also of those whom 
thou hast been pleased to regenerate by water 
and the Holy Ghost. 

And thus it is said until Saturday in Easter 
Week inclusive. 

COMMUNION, i Cor. 5. Christ our Passover 
is sacrificed for us, alleluia : therefore let us keep 
the feast with the unleavened bread of sincerity and 
truth, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia. 

POSTCOMMUNION. 

WE beseech thee, O Lord, pour into our hearts 
thy spirit of charity : that as thou hast now 
fulfilled us with this Paschal Sacrament, so we may 
by thy mercy be enabled to dwell together in unity 
and concord. Through. 

After The Lord be with you is said : 

Depart in peace, alleluia, alleluia. R/. Thanks 
be to God, alleluia, alleluia. 

And thus it is said until Saturday in Easter 
Week inclusive. 

Tf Within the Octave of Easter, Mass is not said 
of any Double or Semi-double Feast, but Doubles 
which can be transferred are celebrated after the 
Octave. But of Doubles which cannot be transferred, 
or Semi-doubles and Simples occurring after this 
triduum, a Commemoration only is made. 



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MONDAY IN EASTER WEEK 

Station at St. Peter's. 

INTROIT. Introduxit vos. Exod. 13. 
HE Lord hath brought you into a land flowing 
with milk and honey, alleluia : that the law 



Monday in Easter Week D 7 

of the Lord may alway be in your heart, alleluia, 
alleluia. Ps. 105. O give thanks unto the Lord, 
and call upon his Name : tell the people what 
things he hath done. f. Glory be. 

COLLECT. 

ALMIGHTY GOD, who through thy only-begotten 
2\. Son Jesus Christ hast overcome death, and 
opened unto us the gate of everlasting life : we 
humbly beseech thee, that, as by thy special grace 
preventing us thou dost put into our minds good 
desires, so by thy continual help we may bring the 
same to good effect. Through. 

The Lesson for the EPISTLE from the Acts of 
the Apostles. Acts 10. 34. 

IN those days : Peter opened his mouth, and 
said : Of a truth I perceive that God is no 
respecter of persons : but in every nation he that 
feareth him, and worketh righteousness, is accepted 
with him. The word which God sent unto the 
children of Israel, preaching peace by Jesus Christ : 
(he is Lord of all ;) that word (I say) ye know, which 
was published throughout all Judaea : and began 
from Galilee, after the baptism which John preached : 
how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy 
Ghost, and with power, who went about doing 
good, and healing all that were oppressed of the 
devil, for God was with him. And we are witnesses 
of all things which he did, both in the land of the 
Jews, and in Jerusalem ; whom they slew, and 
hanged on a tree. Him God raised up the third 
day, and shewed him openly ; not to all the people, 
but unto witnesses chosen before of God, even to 
us, who did eat and drink with him after he rose 



D 8 Monday in Easter Week 

from the dead. And he commanded us to preach 
unto the people, and to testify that it is he who was 
ordained of God to be the Judge of quick and dead. 
To him give all the prophets witness, that through 
his Name whosoever believeth in him shall receive 
remission of sins. 

GRADUAL. Ps. 118. This is the day which the 
Lord hath made : we will rejoice and be glad in it. 
y. Let Israel now confess that he is gracious : and 
that his mercy endureth for ever. 

Alleluia, alleluia. J. St. Matt. 28. The Angel 
of the Lord descended from heaven : and came and 
rolled back the stone from the door, and sat upon it. 



SEQUENCE. 
Victimae Paschali. 

/CHRISTIANS to the Paschal Victim offer your 

\^t thankful praises. 

The Lamb the sheep redeemeth : Christ by sin 

undefiled, reconcileth sinners to the Father. 
Death and life joined together in that conflict 

stupendous : the King of life who died deathless 

reigneth. 

Declare to us, Mary, the vision of thy journey. 
" I saw the Tomb of Christ living : and likewise 

the glory of the Risen : 
Bright Angels attesting, the shroud and napkin 

resting. 
Yea, Christ my hope is arisen : to Galilee he now 

goes before you." 
Christ indeed from death is risen, so we know most 

surely : O King and Conqueror, grant to us 

mercy. Amen. Alleluia. 



Monday in Easter Week' D 9 

^ The Continuation of the HOLY GOSPEL 
according to Luke. St. Luke 24. 13. 

A i that time : Behold, two of his disciples went 
that same day to a village called Emmaus, 
which was from Jerusalem about threescore fur 
longs. And they talked together of all these things 
which had happened. And it came to pass, that 
while they communed together, and reasoned, Jesus 
himself drew near, and went with them : but their 
eyes were holden, that they should not know him. 
And he said unto them : What manner of com 
munications are these that ye have one to another, 
as ye walk, and are sad ? And the one of them, 
whose name was Cleopas, answering, said unto him : 
Art thou only a stranger in Jerusalem, and hast 
not known the things which are come to pass there 
in these days? And he said imto them : What 
things ? And they said unto him : Concerning 
Jesus of Nazareth, who was a prophet mighty in 
deed and word, before God and all the people : and 
how the chief priests and our rulers delivered him 
to be condemned to death, and have crucified him. 
But we trusted that it had been he which should 
have redeemed Israel ; and besides all this, to-day 
is the third day since these things were done. Yea, 
and certain women also of our company made us 
astonished, which were early at the sepulchre, and 
when they found not his body, they came, saying, 
that they had also seen a vision of Angels, which 
said that he was alive. And certain of them which 
were with us went to the sepulchre and found it 
even so as the women had said, but him they saw 
not. Then he said unto them : O fools, and slow 
of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken. 
Ought not Christ to have suffered these things, and 



D 10 Monday in Easter Week 

to enter into his glory ? And beginning at Moses, 
and all the prophets, he expounded unto them in all 
the Scriptures the things concerning himself. And 
they drew nigh unto the village whither they went ; 
and he made as though he would have gone further. 
But they constrained him, saying : Abide with us, 
for it is towards evening, and the day is far spent. 
And he went in to tarry with them. And it came to 
pass, as he sat at meat with them, he took bread, 
and blessed it, and brake, and gave to them. And 
their eyes were opened, and they knew him, and he 
vanished out of their sight. And they said one to 
another : Did not our heart burn within us, while 
he talked with us by the way, and while he opened 
to us the Scriptures ? And they rose up the same 
hour, and returned to Jerusalem, and found the 
eleven gathered together, and them that were with 
them, saying : The Lord is risen indeed, and hath 
appeared to Simon. And they told what things 
were done in the way, and how he was known of 
them in breaking of bread. The Creed is said. 

OFFERTORY. St. Matt. 28. The Angel of the 
Lord descended from heaven and said unto the 
women : He whom ye seek is risen, as he said, 
alleluia. 

SECRET. 

WE beseech thee, O Lord, mercifully to accept 
the prayers and oblations of thy people : 
that this beginning of thy Paschal Mysteries may 
by the operation of thy grace be unto us a whole 
some medicine unto everlasting life. Through. 

COMMUNION. St. Luke 24. The Lord is risen, 
and hath appeared unto Peter, alleluia. 



Tuesday in Easter Week DII 
POSTCOMMUNION. 

WE beseech thee, O Lord, pour into our hearts 
thy spirit of charity : that as thou hast 
now fulfilled us with this Paschal Sacrament, so 
we may by thy mercy be enabled to dwell together 
in unity and concord. Through. 

TUESDAY IN EASTER WEEK 

Station at St. Paul's. 

INTROIT. Aqua sapientiae. Ecclus. 15. 

THE water of wisdom hath he given them to 
drink, alleluia : he shall be stablished in 
them, and shall not be moved, alleluia : and shall 
exalt them for ever, alleluia, alleluia. Ps. 105. O 
give thanks unto the Lord, and call upon his 
Name : tell the people what things he hath done. 
y. Glory be. 

COLLECT. 

A LMIGHTY GOD, who through thy only-begotten 
JL\ Son Jesus Christ hast overcome death, and 
opened unto us the gate of everlasting life : we 
humbly beseech thee, that, as by thy special grace 
preventing us thou dost put into our minds good 
desires, so by thy continual help we may bring the 
same to good effect. Through. 

The Lesson for the EPISTLE from the Acts of 
the Apostles. Acts 13. 26. 

IN those days : Paul stood up, and beckoning 
with his hand, said : Men and brethren, 
children of the stock of Abraham, and whosoever 
among you feareth God, to you is the word of this 
salvation sent. For they that dwell at Jerusalem, 



D 12 Tuesday in Easter Week 

and their rulers, because they knew him not, nor 
yet the voices of the prophets which are read every 
sabbath-day, they have fulfilled them in condemn 
ing him : and though they found no cause of death 
in him, yet desired they Pilate that he should be 
slain. And when they had fulfilled all that was 
written of him, they took him down from the tree, 
and laid him in a sepulchre. But God raised him 
from the dead : and he was seen many days of them 
which came up with him from Galilee to Jerusalem: 
who are his witnesses unto the people. And we 
declare unto you glad tidings, how that the promise 
which was made unto the fathers : God hath fulfilled 
the same unto us their children, in that he hath 
raised up Jesus again : as it is also written in the 
second Psalm : Thou art my Son, this day have I 
begotten thee. And as concerning that he raised 
him up from the dead, now no more to return to 
corruption, he said on this wise : I will give you the 
sure mercies of David. Wherefore he saith also in 
another Psalm : Thou shalt not suffer thine Holy 
One to see corruption. For David, after he had 
served his own generation by the will of God, fell on 
sleep, and was laid unto his fathers, and saw corrup 
tion : but he whom God raised again saw no cor 
ruption. Be it known unto you therefore, men 
and brethren, that through this man is preached 
unto you the forgiveness of sins : and by him all 
that believe are justified from all things, from which 
ye could not be justified by the law of Moses. Be 
ware therefore, lest that come upon you which is 
spoken of in the prophets : Behold, ye despisers, 
and wonder, and perish : for I work a work in your 
days, a work which ye shall in no wise believe, 
though a man declare it unto you. 



Tuesday in Easter Week D 13 

GRADUAL. Ps. 1 1 8. This is the day which the 
Lord hath made : we will rejoice and be glad in it. 
y. Ps. 107. Let them give thanks whom the Lord 
hath redeemed : and delivered from the hand of 
the enemy, and gathered them out of the lands. 

Alleluia, alleluia, J. The Lord hath risen from 
the tomb, who hung for us upon the Tree. 

SEQUENCE. 
Victimae Paschali. 

/CHRISTIANS to the Paschal Victim offer your 
\^i thankful praises. 
The Lamb the sheep redeemeth : Christ by sin 

undefiled, reconcileth sinners to the Father. 
Death and life joined together in that conflict 

stupendous : the King of life who died deathless 

reigneth. 

Declare to us, Mary, the vision of thy journey. 
*' I saw the Tomb of Christ living : and likewise 

the glory of the Risen : 
Bright Angels attesting, the shroud and napkin 

resting. 
Yea, Christ my hope is arisen : to Galilee he now 

goes before you." 
Christ indeed from death is risen, so we know most 

surely : King and Conqueror, grant to us 

mercy. Amen. Alleluia. 

^ The Continuation of the HOLY GOSPEL 
according to Luke. St. Luke 24. 36. 

AT that time : Jesus himself stood in the midst 
2\. of them, and saith unto them : Peace be unto 
you. But they were terrified and affrighted, and 
supposed that they had seen a spirit. And he said 
unto them : Why are ye troubled, and why do 
thoughts arise in your hearts ? Behold my hands 



D 14 Tuesday in Easter Week 

and my feet, that it is I myself : handle me, and 
see : for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see 
me have. And when he had thus spoken, he shewed 
them his hands and his feet. And while they yet 
believed not for joy, and wondered, he said unto 
them : Have ye here any meat ? And they gave 
him a piece of a broiled fish, and of an honey-comb. 
And he took it, and did eat before them. And he 
said unto them : These are the words which I spake 
unto you, while I was yet with you, that all 
things must be fulfilled which were written in 
the law of Moses, and in the Prophets, and in 
the Psalms concerning me. Then opened he their 
understanding, that they might understand the 
Scriptures, and said unto them : Thus it is 
written, and thus it behoved Christ to suffer, 
and to rise from the dead the third day ; and 
that repentance and remission of sins should 
be preached in his Name among all nations, begin 
ning at Jerusalem. And ye are witnesses of these 
things. The Creed is said. 

OFFERTORY. Ps. 18. 13. The Lord also 
thundered out of heaven, and the Highest gave his 
thunder : and springs of water were seen, alleluia. 

SECRET. 

WE beseech thee, O Lord, to accept the 
prayers and oblations of thy faithful 
people : that through this observance of our 
bounden devotion, we may attain to the glory of 
thy heavenly kingdom. Through. 

COMMUNION. Col. 3. If ye then be risen 
with Christ, seek those things which are above, 
where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God, 



Wednesday in Easter Week D 15 

alleluia : set your affection on things above, 
alleluia. 

POSTCOMMUNION. 

GRANT, we beseech thee, Almighty God, that 
this Paschal Sacrament, which we have 
received, may evermore continue to bring forth 
fruit within our souls. Through. 



WEDNESDAY IN EASTER WEEK 

Station at St. Lawrence without the walls. 

INTROIT. Venite benedicti. St. Matt. 25. 

COME, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the 
kingdom, alleluia : which hath been pre 
pared for you from the foundation of the world, 
alleluia, alleluia, alleluia. Ps. 96. O sing unto the 
Lord a new song : sing unto the Lord all the 
whole earth, f. Glory be. 

COLLECT. 

OGOD, who gladdenest us with the yearly 
Festival of the Resurrection of thy Son 
Jesus Christ our Lord : mercifully grant that we 
may so observe this temporal feast, that we may be 
found worthy to attain to everlasting felicity. 
Through the same. 

If From to-day until the Saturday before Low 
Sunday inclusive, after the Collect of the day, is said 
one of the following Collects only, unless there is 
to be made a Commemoration of some Simple Feast, 
or at least of a Simple occurring. 

For the Church. COLLECT, as on page D 33 ; or 
for the Chief Bishop. COLLECT, as on page 033. 



D 1 6 Wednesday in Easter Week 

The Lesson for the EPISTLE from the Acts of 
the Apostles. Acts 3. 12. 

IN those days : Peter opened his mouth and said : 
Ye men of Israel, why marvel ye at this ? or 
why look ye so earnestly on us, as though by our 
own power or holiness we had made this man to 
walk ? The God of Abraham, and of Isaac, and of 
Jacob, the God of our fathers, hath glorified his 
Son Jesus, whom ye delivered up, and denied him 
in the presence of Pilate, when he was determined 
to let him go. But ye denied the Holy One and the 
Just, and desired a murderer to be granted unto 
you : and killed the Prince of life, whom God hath 
raised from the dead, whereof we are witnesses. 
And now, brethren, I wot that through ignorance 
ye did it, as did also your rulers. But those things, 
which God before had shewed by the mouth of all 
his prophets, that Christ should suffer, he hath so 
fulfilled. Repent ye therefore, and be converted, 
that your sins may be blotted out. 

GRADUAL. Ps. 118. This is the day which the 
Lord hath made : we will rejoice and be glad in it. 
y . The right hand of the Lord hath the pre-eminence, 
the right hand of the Lord bringeth mighty things 
to pass. 

Alleluia, alleluia, y. St. Luke 24. The Lord is 
risen indeed, and hath appeared unto Peter. 

SEQUENCE. 
Victimae Paschall. 

/CHRISTIANS to the Paschal Victim offer your 
\^t thankful praises. 

The Lamb the sheep fedeemeth : Christ by sin 
undefiled, reconcileth sinners to the Father. 



Wednesday in Easter Week D 17 

Death and life joined together in that conflict 

stupendous : the King of life who died deathless 

reigneth. 

Declare to us, Mary, the vision of thy journey. 
" I saw the Tomb of Christ living : and likewise 

the glory of the Risen : 
Bright Angels attesting, the shroud and napkin 

resting. 
Yea, Christ my hope is arisen : to Galilee he now 

goes before you." 
Christ indeed from death is risen, so we know most 

surely : O King and Conqueror, grant to us 

mercy. Amen. Alleluia. 

>J< The Continuation of the HOLY GOSPEL 
according to John. St. John 21. i. 

A that time : Jesus shewed himself again to 
the disciples at the sea of Tiberias. And on 
this wise shewed he himself. There were together 
Simon Peter, and Thomas called Didymus, and 
Nathanael of Cana in Galilee, and the sons of 
Zebedee, and two other of his disciples. Simon 
Peter saith unto them: I go a fishing. They say 
unto him: We also go with thee. They went forth, 
and entered into a ship immediately : and that 
night they caught nothing. But when the morning 
was now come, Jesus stood on the shore : but the 
disciples knew not that it was Jesus. Then Jesus 
saith unto them : Children, have ye any meat ? 
They answered him : No. And he said unto them : 
Cast the net on the right side of the ship, and ye 
shall find. They cast therefore : and now they 
were not able to draw it for the multitude of fishes. 
Therefore that disciple whom Jesus loved saith 
unto Peter : It is the Lord. Now when Simon 



D 1 8 Wednesday in Easter Week 

Peter heard that it was the Lord, he girt his fisher's 
coat unto him (for he was naked,) and did cast 
himself into the sea. And the other disciples came 
in a little ship ; (for they were not far from land, but 
as it were two hundred cubits,) dragging the net 
with fishes. As soon then as they were come to 
land, they saw a fire of coals there, and fish laid 
thereon, and bread. Jesus saith unto them : Bring 
of the fish which ye have now caught. Simon 
Peter went up, and drew the net to land full of 
great fishes, an hundred and fifty and three. And 
for all there were so many, yet was not the net 
broken. Jesus said unto them : Come and dine. 
And none of the disciples durst ask him : Who art 
thou ? knowing that it was the Lord. Jesus then 
cometh, and taketh bread, and giveth them, and 
fish likewise. This is now the third time that Jesus 
shewed himself to his disciples after that he was 
risen from the dead. The Creed is said. 

OFFERTORY. Ps. 78. The Lord opened the 
doors of heaven : and rained down manna also 
upon them for to eat : he gave them bread from 
heaven : so man did eat Angels' food, alleluia. 

SECRET. 

WE offer unto thee, Lord, the sacrifice of 
our Paschal gladness: whereby thou dost 
wondrously bestow upon thy Church her food and 
sustenance. Through. 

For the Church. SECRET, as on page D 34 ; or 
for the Chief Bishop. SECRET, page D 34. 

COMMUNION. Rom. 6. Christ being raised 
from the dead, dieth no more, alleluia : death hath 
no more dominion over him, alleluia, alleluia. 



Thursday in Easter Week D 19 

POSTCOMMUNION. 

WE beseech thee, O Lord, that we, being 
cleansed from the corruption of our 
former nature, may by the devout receiving of this 
holy Sacrament be transformed into a new creature. 
Who liveth. 

For the Church. POSTCOMMUNION, page D 34 ; 
or for the Chief Bishop. POSTCOMMUNION, 
page D 34. 

THURSDAY IN EASTER WEEK 

Station at the Church of the Holy Apostles. 

INTROIT. Victricem manum. Wisdom 10. 20. 

THY victorious hand, Lord, have they 
magnified with one accord, alleluia : for 
wisdom hath opened the mouth of the dumb, and 
made eloquent the tongues of babes, alleluia, 
alleluia. Ps. 98. sing unto the Lord a new 
song : for he hath done marvellous things. 
y. Glory be. 

COLLECT. 

OGOD, who hast united the diversity of nations 
in the confession of thy Name : grant that 
they who are born again in the waters of baptism 
may agree in steadfastness of faith and godliness of 
life. Through. 

The second COLLECT for the Church or for the 
Chief Bishop, page D 33. 

The Lesson for the EPISTLE from the Acts of 
the Apostles. Acts 8. 26. 

IN those days : The Angel of the Lord spake 
unto Philip, saying : Arise, and go toward the 
south, unto the way that goeth down from Jerusalem 



D 20 Thursday in Easter Week 

unto Gaza : which is desert. And he arose and 
went. And, behold, a man of Ethiopia, an eunuch 
of great authority under Candace queen of the 
Ethiopians, who had the charge of all her treasure, 
and had come to Jerusalem for to worship : was 
returning, and sitting in his chariot read Esaias the 
prophet. Then the Spirit said unto Philip : Go near, 
and join thyself to this chariot. And Philip ran 
thither to him, and heard him read the prophet 
Esaias, and said : Understandest thou what thou 
readest ? And he said : How can I, except some 
man should guide me ? And he desired Philip that 
he would come up and sit with him. The place of 
the scripture which he read was this : He was led 
as a sheep to the slaughter : and like a lamb dumb 
before his shearer, so opened he not his mouth. In 
his humiliation his judgment was taken away. 
And who shall declare his generation ? for his life 
is taken from the earth. And the eunuch answered 
Philip, and said : I pray thee, of whom speaketh 
the prophet this ? of himself, or of some other man ? 
Then Philip opened his mouth, and began at the 
same scripture, and preached unto him Jesus. And 
as they went on their way, they came unto a certain 
water : and the eunuch said : See, here is water : 
what doth hinder me to be baptized ? And Philip 
said : If thou believest with all thine heart, thou 
mayest. And he answered and said : I believe 
that Jesus Christ is the Son of God. And he com 
manded the chariot to stand still : and they went 
down both into the water, both Philip and the 
eunuch, and he baptized him. And when they 
were come up out of the water, the Spirit of the 
Lord caught away Philip, that the eunuch saw him 
no more. And he went on his way rejoicing. But 



Thursday in Easter Week D 21 

Philip was found at Azotus : and passing through 
he preached in all the cities, till he came to Caesarea, 
the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ. 

GRADUAL. Ps. 118. This is the day which the 
Lord hath made : we will rejoice and be glad in it. 
y. The same stone which the builders refused, is 
become the head-stone in the corner : this is the 
Lord's doing, and it is marvellous in our eyes. 

Alleluia, alleluia. ^. Christ is risen, who 
created all things : and hath had compassion on the 
human race. 

SEQUENCE. 

Victimae Paschali. 

/CHRISTIANS to the Paschal Victim offer your 
\^t thankful praises. 
The Lamb the sheep redeemeth : Christ by sin 

undefiled, reconcileth sinners to the Father. 
Death and life joined together in that conflict 

stupendous : the King of life who died deathless 

reigneth. 

Declare to us, Mary, the vision of thy journey. 
" I saw the Tomb of Christ living : and likewise 

the glory of the Risen : 
Bright Angels attesting, the shroud and napkin 

resting. 
Yea, Christ my hope is arisen : to Galilee he now 

goes before you." 
Christ indeed from death is risen, so we know most 

surely : King and Conqueror, grant to us 

mercy. Amen. Alleluia. 

^ The Continuation of the HOLY GOSPEL 
according to John. -St. John 20. 1 1 . 

AT that time: Mary stood without at the 
sepulchre weeping. And as she wept, she 



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stooped down, and looked into the sepulchre : and 
seeth two Angels in white sitting, the one at the 
head, and the other at the feet, where the body of 
Jesus had lain. And they say unto her : Woman, 
why weepest thou ? She saith unto them : Because 
they have taken away my Lord : and I know not 
where they have laid him. And when she had thus 
said, she turned herself back, and saw Jesus 
standing ; and knew not that it was Jesus. Jesus 
saith unto her : Woman, why weepest thou ? 
whom seekest thou ? She, supposing him to be the 
gardener, saith unto him : Sir, if thou have borne 
him hence, tell me where thou hast laid him : and 
I will take him away. Jesus saith unto her : Mary. 
She turned herself, and saith unto him : Rabboni 
(which is to say, Master). Jesus saith unto her : 
Touch me not, for I am not yet ascended to my 
Father : but go to my brethren, and say unto them : 
I ascend unto my Father, and your Father : and to 
my God, and your God. Mary Magdalene came and 
told the disciples : that she had seen the Lord, and 
that he had spoken these things unto her. Creed. 

OFFERTORY. Exod. 13. In the day of your 
festivity, saith the Lord, I will bring you into a 
land flowing with milk and honey, alleluia. 

SECRET. 

WE beseech thee, O Lord, mercifully to accept 
the oblations of thy people : that being 
made regenerate, by baptism and the confession 
of thy Name, they may attain to everlasting 
felicity. Through. 

Second SECRET for the Church, or for the Chief 
Bishop, page D 34. 



Friday in Easter Week D 23 

COMMUNION, i St. Peter 2. 9. Ye are a peculiar 
people, that ye should shew forth his praises, 
alleluia : who hath called you out of darkness 
into his marvellous light, alleluia. 



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POSTCOMMUNION. 

LORD, we pray thee, mercifully to hear our 
prayers : that this holy Sacrament of our 
redemption may obtain for us thy succour in this 
present life, and bring us to the gladness of life 
everlasting. Through. 

Second POSTCOMMUNION for the Church, or 
for the Chief Bishop, page D 34. 

FRIDAY IN EASTER WEEK 

Station at St. Mary of the Martyrs (in the Pantheon). 

INTROIT. Eduxit eos. Ps. 78. 

HE Lord hath brought them out safely, 
alleluia : and overwhelmed their enemies 
with the sea, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia. Ps. ibid. 
Hear my law, my people : incline your ears unto 
the words of my mouth, y. Glory be. 



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COLLECT. 

ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, who hast 
JL\. bestowed on us this Paschal Sacrament, for 
a pledge of our redemption : grant, we beseech 
thee, that those things which we observe in our 
outward profession we may effectually imitate 
within our souls. Through. 

Second COLLECT for the Church, or for the 
Chief Bishop, page D 33. 



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The Lesson from the former EPISTLE of blessed 
Peter the Apostle-. i St. Peter 3. 18. 

DEARLY beloved: Christ hath once suffered for 
sins, the just for the unjust, that he might 
bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, 
but quickened by the Spirit. By which also he 
went and preached unto the spirits in prison : which 
sometime were disobedient, when once the long- 
suffering of God waited in the days of Noah, while 
the ark was a preparing, wherein few, that is, 
eight souls were saved by water. The like figure 
whereunto even baptism doth also now save us : 
not the putting away of the filth of the flesh, but the 
answer of a good conscience toward God by the 
resurrection of Jesus Christ, who is gone into 
heaven, and is on the right hand of God. 

GRADUAL. Ps. 118. This is the day which the 
Lord hath made : we will rejoice and be glad in 
it. y. Blessed is he that cometh in the Name of the 
Lord : God is the Lord, who hath shewed us light. 

Alleluia, alleluia, y. Ps. 96. Tell it out among the 
heathen : that the Lord hath reigned from the Tree. 

SEQUENCE. 
Victimae Paschali. 

/CHRISTIANS to the Paschal Victim offer your 
\^A thankful praises. 
The Lamb the sheep redeemeth : Christ by sin 

undefiled, reconcileth sinners to the Father. 
Death and life joined together in that conflict 

stupendous : the King of life who died deathless 

reigneth. 

Declare to us, Mary, the vision of thy journey. 
" I saw the Tomb of Christ living : and likewise 

the glory of the Risen : < '.' .' 



Friday in Easter Week D 25 

Bright Angels attesting, the shroud and napkin 

resting. 
Yea, Christ my hope is arisen : to Galilee he now 

goes before you.*' 
Christ indeed from death is risen, so we know most 

surely : O King and Conqueror, grant to us 

mercy. Amen. Alleluia. 

^ The Continuation of the HOLY GOSPEL 
according to Matthew. St. Matt. 28. 16. 

AT that time : The eleven disciples went away 
into Galilee, into a mountain where Jesus had 
appointed them. And when they saw him, they 
worshipped him : but some doubted. And Jesus 
came and spake unto them, saying : All power is 
given unto me in heaven and in earth. Go ye there 
fore, and teach all nations, baptizing 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, lo, I am 
with you alway, even unto the end of the world. 
The Creed is said. 

OFFERTORY. Exod. 12. 14. This day shall 
be unto you for a memorial, alleluia : and ye shall 
keep it for a feast to the Lord throughout your 
generations : ye shall keep it a feast by an ordin 
ance for ever, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia. 

SECRET. 

WE beseech thee, O Lord, mercifully to accept 
these our oblations : which we offer unto 
thee for the atonement of the sins of them that 
are born again in thee, and for the speedy attaining 
of thy heavenly succour. Through. 



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Other SECRETS for the Church, or for the Chief 
Bishop, page D 34. 

COMMUNION. St. Matt. 28. All power is given 
unto me in heaven and in earth, alleluia : go ye 
therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them, in 
the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the 
Holy Ghost, alleluia, alleluia. 

POSTCOMMUNION. 

OtORD, we pray thee, mercifully to have 
respect unto thy people : and as thou hast 
vouchsafed to renew them with thine everlasting 
mysteries, so of thy goodness deliver them from 
guilt in all things temporal. Through. 

Other POSTCOMMUNIONS for the Church, or 
for the Chief Bishop, page D 34. 

SATURDAY IN EASTER WEEK 

Station at St. John Lateran. 

INTROIT. Eduxit Dominus. Ps. 105. 

THE Lord hath brought forth his people with 
joy, alleluia : and his chosen with gladness, 
alleluia, alleluia. Ps. ibid. O give thanks unto the 
Lord, and call upon his Name : tell the people what 
things he hath done. y. Glory be. 

COLLECT. 

GRANT, we beseech thee, Almighty God : that 
we who have devoutly kept this Paschal 
Festival may thereby be found worthy to attain to 
everlasting felicity. Through. 

Second COLLECT for the Church, or for the Chief 
Bishop, page D 33. 



Saturday in Easter Week D 27 

The Lesson from the former EPISTLE of blessed 
Peter the Apostle. I St. Peter 2. i. 

DEARLY beloved : Wherefore, laying aside all 
malice, and all guile, and hypocrisies, and 
envies, and all evil speakings, as new-born babes, 
desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may 
grow thereby : if so be ye have tasted that the 
Lord is gracious. To whom coming, as unto a 
living stone, disallowed indeed of men, but chosen 
of God, and precious : ye also, as lively stones, are 
built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to 
offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by 
Jesus Christ. Wherefore also it is contained in the 
scripture : Behold, I lay in Sion a chief corner 
stone, elect, precious : and he that believeth on 
him shall not be confounded. Unto you therefore 
which believe he is precious : but unto them which 
be disobedient, the stone which the builders dis 
allowed, the same is made the head of the corner, 
and a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offence, 
even to them which stumble at the word, being 
disobedient ; whereunto also they were appointed. 
But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, 
an holy nation, a peculiar people : that ye should 
shew forth the praises of him who hath called you 
out of darkness into his marvellous light. Which 
in time past were not a people, but are now the 
people of God : which had not obtained mercy, 
but now have obtained mercy. 

^ From to-day until the Octave of Pentecost, 
both in the Office of the Season and in that of the 
Saints, the Gradual is not said : but in its place 
are said two versicles with four Alleluias, in the 
order below : except in Masses of the Rogation 
Days, and of the Vigil of Pentecost, in which is said 



D 28 Saturday in Easter Week 

one Alleluia, with one versicle : similarly also after 
any Lesson on Ember Saturday after Pentecost. At 
other times up to Septuagesima, when the Gradual 
is said, three Alleluias are said after the Gradual, 
two before the "f. and one after the ^. : but when the 
Sequence is said, the Alleluia which should be said 
after the y. is said after the Sequence. 

Alleluia, alleluia. J. Ps. 118. This is the day 
which the Lord hath made : we will rejoice and 
be glad in it. Alleluia. J. Ps. 113. Praise the 
Lord, ye servants, O praise the Name of the Lord. 

SEQUENCE. 
Victimae Paschali. 

/CHRISTIANS to the Paschal Victim offer your 
V.^ thankful praises. 
The Lamb the sheep redeemeth : Christ by sin 

undefiled, reconcileth sinners to the Father. 
Death and life joined together in that conflict 

stupendous : the King of Life who died deathless 

reigneth. 

Declare to us, Mary, the vision of thy journey. 
" I saw the Tomb of Christ living : and likewise 

the glory of the Risen. 
Bright Angels attesting, the shroud and napkin 

resting. 
Yea, Christ my hope is arisen : to Galilee he now 

goes before you." 
Christ indeed from death is risen, so we know most 

surely : O King and Conqueror, grant to us 

mercy. Amen. Alleluia. 

>J< The Continuation of the HOLY GOSPEL 
according to John. St. John 20. I. 

T that time : On the first day of the week, 
cometh Mary Magdalene early, when it was 



Saturday in Easter Week D 29 

yet dark, unto the sepulchre : and seeth the stone 
taken away from the sepulchre. Then she runneth, 
and cometh to Simon Peter, and to the other disciple 
whom Jesus loved, and saith unto them : They 
have taken away the Lord out of the sepulchre, 
and we know not where they have laid him. Peter 
therefore went forth, and that other disciple, and 
came to the sepulchre. So they ran both together, 
and the other disciple did outrun Peter, and came 
first to the sepulchre. And he stooping down, and 
looking in, saw the linen clothes lying ; yet went 
he not in. Then cometh Simon Peter following him, 
and went into the sepulchre, and seeth the linen 
clothes lie, and the napkin, that was about his 
head, not lying with the linen clothes, but wrapped 
together in a place by itself. Then went in also 
that other disciple which 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. 
The Creed is said. 

OFFERTORY. Ps. 118. Blessed is he that 
cometh in the Name of the Lord : we have wished 
you good luck, ye that are of the house of the Lord : 
God is the Lord, who hath shewed us light, alleluia, 
alleluia. 

SECRET. 

GRANT, we pray thee, O Lord, that we may 
ever so rejoice in these thy Paschal Mys 
teries : that the continual operation of the work 
of our redemption may effectually bring us unto 
gladness everlasting. Through. 

Other SECRETS for the Church, or for the Chief 
Bishop, page D 34. 



'First Sunday after Easter 

COMMUNION. Gal. 3. As many of you as have 
been baptized into Christ have put on Christ, 
alleluia. 

POSTCOMMUNION. 

OLORD, who hast quickened us with the gift 
of our redemption : we beseech thee that 
this means of everlasting salvation may avail for 
our advancement in true faith in thee. Through. 

Other POSTCOMMUNIONS for the Church, or for 
the Chief Bishop, page D 34. 

FIRST SUNDAY AFTER EASTER 

COMMONLY CALLED 

LOW SUNDAY 

Station at St. Pancras. 

INTROIT. Quasi modo. i St. Peter 2. 
S newborn babes, alleluia : desire the sincere 



milk of the word, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia. 
Ps. 81. Sing we merrily unto God our strength : 
make a cheerful noise unto the God of Jacob.* 
y. Glory be. 

COLLECT. 

ALMIGHTY FATHER, who hast given thine only 
JL\. Son to die for our sins, and to rise again for 
our justification : grant us so to put away the leaven 
of malice and wickedness, that we may alway serve 
thee in pureness of living and truth. Through the 
merits. 

The Lesson from the first EPISTLE of blessed 
John the Apostle. i St. John 5. 4. 

DEARLY beloved : Whatsoever is born of God 
overcometh the world : and this is the 



First Sunday after Easter D 31 

victory that overcometh the world, even 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, even Jesus Christ : 
not by water only, but by water and blood. And it 
is the Spirit that beareth witness, because the Spirit 
is truth. For there are three that bear record in 
heaven : the Father, the Word, and the Holy 
Ghost : and these three are one. And there are 
three that bear witness in earth : the spirit, and 
the water, and the blood : and these three agree in 
one. If we receive the witness of men, the witness 
of God is greater : for this is the witness of God, 
which he hath testified of his Son. He that believeth 
on the Son of God hath the witness in himself : he 
that believeth not God hath made him a liar, because 
he believeth not the record that God gave of his 
Son. And this is the record, that God hath given 
to us eternal life ; and this life is in his Son. He 
that hath the Son hath life ; and he that hath not 
the Son hath not life. 

Alleluia, alleluia, y. St. Matt. 28. In the day 
of my resurrection, saith the Lord, I will go before 
you into Galilee. Alleluia, y. St. John 20. After 
eight days, the doors being shut, Jesus stood in the 
midst of his disciples, and said : Peace be unto you. 
Alleluia. 

^ The Continuation of the HOLY GOSPEL 
according to John. St. John 20. 19. 

(HE same day at evening, being the first day 
of the week : When the doors were shut v 
where the disciples were assembled for fear of the* 
Jews : Came Jesus and stood in the midst, and 
saith unto them : Peace be unto you. And when 



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D 32 First Sunday after Easter 

he had so said, he shewed unto them his hands and 
his side. Then were the disciples glad when they 
saw the Lord. Then said Jesus to them again : 
Peace be unto you. As my Father hath sent me, 
even so send I you. And when he had said this, he 
breathed on them, and saith unto them : Receive 
ye the Holy Ghost. Whosesoever sins ye remit, 
they are remitted unto them ; and whosesoever sins 
ye retain, they are retained. The Creed is said. 

OFFERTORY. St. Jlf 08/28. The Angel of the 
Lord descended from heaven, and said unto the 
women : He whom ye seek is risen, as he said, 
alleluia. 

SECRET. * 

A:CEPT, O Lord; we pray thee, the gifts which 
in her gladness the Church doth offer unto 
thee : that they on whom thou hast bestowed the 
cause of so great a gladness may thereby be 
profited unto everlasting felicity. Through. 

COMMUNION. St. John 20. Reach hither thy 
hand, and behold the print of the nails, alleluia : 
and be not faithless but believing, alleluia, alleluia. 

POSTCOMMUNION. 

GRANT, we beseech thee, O Lord our God : that 
these holy mysteries which thou hast given 
unto us for the assurance of our salvation, may 
both in this life and that which is to come be profit 
able unto us for the healing of our souls. Through. 

^f From the Monday after the Octave of Easter 
until the Ascension, after the Collect of the day are 
said the following prayers, unless a Double Feast 
occur. 



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PRAYERS 

Of St. Mary. COLLECT. 

OLORD GOD ALMIGHTY, we beseech thee to 
keep us thy servants both outwardly in our 
bodies and inwardly in our souls : that by the 
glorious intercession of blessed Mary Ever-Virgin 
we may be delivered from our present sadness, 
and attain in the end to everlasting gladness. 
Through. 

For the Church. COLLECT. 

E beseech thee, Lord, mercifully to hear 



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the prayers of thy people : that, being 
delivered from all adversities and all false doctrines, 
thy Church may serve thee in freedom and quiet 
ness. Through. 

Or for the Chief Bishop. COLLECT. 

OGOD, the pastor and governour of them that 
put their trust in thee, look down in mercy 
on thy servant N., whom thou hast chosen to be 
pastor and ruler of thy Church : grant unto him, 
we beseech thee, to be in word and conversation a 
wholesome example to the people committed to his 
charge ; that he with them may attain at last to the 
crown of everlasting life. Through. 

Of St. Mary. SECRET. 

WE beseech thee, Lord, that by the bountiful 
goodness of thy mercy, and by the inter 
cession of blessed Mary Ever-Virgin, these our 
oblations may be acceptable in thy sight : that we 
being delivered in this present life from all adversi 
ties may obtain in that which is to come peace 
everlasting. Through. 



D 34 Prayers 

For the Church. SECRET. 

DEFEND, O Lord, we pray thee, us thy servants: 
that we, cleaving fast to things heavenly, 
may faithfully serve thee both in body and soul. 
Through. 

Or for the Chief Bishop. SECRET. 

WE beseech thee, O Lord, mercifully to accept 
these our oblations : granting unto N. t thy 
servant, that like as thou hast chosen him to be 
pastor and ruler of thy Church, so he may be 
governed evermore by thy defence. Through. 

Of St. Mary. POSTCOMMUNION. 

OLORD, who hast appointed this holy sacra 
ment which we have here received to be the 
means of our salvation : mercifully grant, that we 
which have offered these our gifts unto thy divine 
majesty in honour of blessed Mary Ever- Virgin, may 
by her protection be preserved both in body and 
soul. Through. 

For the Church. POSTCOMMUNION. 
/^RANT, we beseech thee, Lord our God : 
\^J that we, whom thou hast made partakers of 
heavenly gladness, may by thee be defended from 
all earthly perils. Through. 

Or for the Chief Bishop. POSTCOMMUNION. 

DEFEND us, O Lord, we beseech thee, who 
have here received these heavenly mysteries : 
and grant that thy servant JV., whom thou hast 
chosen to be pastor and ruler of thy Church, to 
gether with the flock committed to his charge, may 
thereby be preserved and strengthened against all 
adversities. Through. 



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SECOND SUNDAY AFTER EASTER 

INTROIT. Misericordia Domini. Ps. 33. 
HE earth is full of the goodness of the Lord, 



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alleluia : by the word of the Lord were the 
heavens made, alleluia, alleluia. Ps. ibid. Rejoice 
in the Lord, O ye righteous : for it becometh well 
the just to be thankful. J. Glory be. 

COLLECT. 

ALMIGHTY GOD, who hast given thine only 
J[\. Son to be unto us both a sacrifice for sin, 
and also an ensample of godly life : give us grace 
that we may always most thankfully receive that 
his inestimable benefit, and also daily endeavour 
ourselves to follow the blessed steps of his most 
holy life. Through the same. 

Other COLLECTS of St. Mary, and for the Church, 
or for the Chief Bishop, page D 33. 

The Lesson from the former EPISTLE of blessed 
Peter the Apostle. i St. Peter 2. 19. 

DEARLY beloved : This is thank-worthy, if a 
man for conscience toward God endure 
grief, suffering wrongfully. For what glory is it, 
if when ye be buffeted for your faults, ye shall take 
it patiently ? but if when ye do well and suffer for 
it ye take it patiently, this is acceptable with God. 
For even hereunto were ye called : because Christ 
also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye 
should follow his steps. Who did no sin, neither 
was guile found in his mouth : who when he was 
reviled, reviled not again : when he suffered, he 
threatened not ; but committed himself to him 
that judgeth righteously : who his own self bare 



D 36 Second Sunday after Easter 

our sins in his own body on the tree : that we 
being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness : 
by whose stripes ye were healed. For ye were as 
sheep going astray, but are now returned unto the 
shepherd, and Bishop of your souls. 

Alleluia, alleluia, y. St. Luke 24. The disciples 
knew the Lord Jesus in the breaking of bread. 
Alleluia, y. St. John 10. I am the good shepherd : 
and know my sheep, and am known of mine. 
Alleluia. 

^ The Continuation of the HOLY GOSPEL 
according to John. St. John 10. n. 

AT that time : Jesus said unto the Pharisees : 
I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd 
giveth his life for the sheep. But he that is an 
hireling, and not the shepherd, whose own the 
sheep are not, seeth the wolf coming, and leaveth 
the sheep, and fleeth : and the wolf catcheth them, 
and scattereth the sheep : the hireling fleeth, 
because he is an hireling, and careth not for the 
sheep. I am the good shepherd ; and know my 
sheep, and am known of mine. As the Father 
knoweth me, even so know I the Father : and I 
lay down my life for the sheep. And other sheep 
I have, which are not of this fold : them also I 
must bring, and they shall hear my voice, and there 
shall be one fold, and one shepherd. Creed. 

OFFERTORY. Ps. 63. God, thou art my God, 
early will I seek thee : and I will lift up my hands 
in thy Name, alleluia. 



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SECRET. 

E pray thee, O Lord, that this holy oblation 
may ever obtain for us thy heavenly 



Third Sunday after Easter D 37 

blessing : that those things which we shew forth 
in an outward mystery may effectually be accom 
plished in our inward souls. Through. 

Other SECRETS of St. Mary, and for the Church, 
or for the Chief Bishop, pages D 33, D 34. 

COMMUNION. St. John 10. I am the good 
shepherd, alleluia : and know my sheep, and am 
known of mine, alleluia, alleluia. 

POSTCOMMUNION. 

GRANT, we beseech thee, Almighty God, that 
we receiving the quickening of thy grace, 
may ever glory in the gift which thou bestowest. 
Through. 

Other POSTCOMMUNIONS of St. Mary, and for 
the Church, or for the Chief Bishop, page D 34. 



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THIRD SUNDAY AFTER EASTER 

INTROIT. Jubilate Deo. Ps. 66. 
BE joyful in God, all ye lands, alleluia : sing 



praises unto the honour of his Name, alleluia : 
make his praise to be glorious, alleluia, alleluia, 
alleluia. Ps. ibid. Say unto God, O how wonderful 
art thou in thy works, O Lord : through the great 
ness of thy power shall thine enemies be found liars 
unto thee. J. Glory be. 

COLLECT. 

ALMIGHTY GOD, who shewest to them that be 
J^\. in error the light of thy truth, to the intent 
that they may return into the way of righteousness : 
grant unto all them that are admitted into the 
fellowship of Christ's religion, that they may 



D 38 Third Sunday after Easter 

eschew those things that are contrary to their 
profession ; and follow all such things as are 
agreeable to the same. Through. 

Other COLLECTS of St. Mary, and, for the Church, 
or for the Chief Bishop, page D 33. 

The Lesson from the former EPISTLE of blessed 
Peter the Apostle. i St. Peter 2. u. 

DEARLY beloved : I beseech you as strangers 
and pilgrims abstain from fleshly lusts, 
which war against the soul, having your con 
versation honest among the Gentiles : that, 
whereas they speak against you as evildoers, they 
may, by your good works which they shall behold, 
glorify God in the day of visitation. Submit your 
selves to every ordinance of man for the Lord's 
sake : whether it be to the king, as supreme, or 
unto governors, as unto them that are sent by him 
for the punishment of evildoers, and for the praise 
of them that do well : for so is the will of God, 
that with well-doing ye may put to silence the 
ignorance of foolish men : as free, and not using 
your liberty for a cloke of maliciousness, but as 
the servants of God. Honour all men : love the 
brotherhood : fear God : honour the king. 

Alleluia, alleluia. J. Ps. in. The Lord hath 
sent redemption unto his people. Alleluia, y. 
St. Luke 24. Ought not Christ to have suffered 
these things : and to enter into his glory ? Alleluia. 

^ The Continuation of the HOLY GOSPEL 
according to John. St. John 16. 16. 

AT that time : Jesus said to his disciples : A 
./"V little while and ye shall not see me : and 
again a little while, and ye shall see me : because 
I go to the Father. Then said some of his disciples 



Third Sunday after Easter D 39 

among themselves : What is this, that he saith 
unto us : A little while, and ye shall not see me : 
and again, a little while, and ye shall see me, and, 
because I go to the Father ? They said therefore : 
What is this, that he saith : A little while ? we 
cannot tell, what he saith. Now Jesus knew, that 
they were desirous to ask him and said unto them : 
Do ye inquire among yourselves of that I said : 
A little while, and ye shall not see me : and again 
a little while, and ye shall see me ? Verily, verily 
I say unto you : that ye shall weep, and lament, 
but the world shall rejoice : and ye shall be sorrow 
ful, but your sorrow shall be turned into joy. A 
woman, when she is in travail, hath sorrow, because 
her hour is come : but as soon as she is delivered 
of the child, she remembereth no more the anguish, 
for joy that a man is born into the world. And ye 
now therefore have sorrow, but I will see you again, 
and your heart shall rejoice : and your joy no man 
taketh from you. The Creed is said. 

OFFERTORY. Ps. 146. Praise the Lord, O my 
soul : while I live will I praise the Lord : yea, as 
long as I have any being, I will sing praises unto my 
God, alleluia. 

SECRET. 

OLORD, we pray thee, that from these mysteries 
we may obtain such succour of thy grace, 
that refraining ourselves from the desire of all 
things earthly, we may learn to love all such things 
as are heavenly. Through. 

Other SECRETS of St. Mary, and for the Church, 
or for the Chief Bishop, pages D 33, D 34. 

COMMUNION. St. John 16. A little while, and 



D 40 Fourth Sunday after Easter 

ye shall not see me, alleluia : and again a little 
while, and ye shall see me, because I go to the 
Father, alleluia, alleluia. 

POSTCOMMUNION. 

OLORD our God, who hast made us partakers 
of this holy Sacrament : grant, we beseech 
thee, that we may be thereby inwardly satisfied with 
heavenly food, and outwardly defended against all 
adversities. Through. 

Other POSTCOMMUNIONS of St. Mary, and for 
the Church, or for the Chief Bishop, page D 34. 



FOURTH SUNDAY AFTER EASTER 
INTROIT. Cantate Domino. Ps. 98. 

OSING unto the Lord a new song, alleluia : for 
the Lord hath done marvellous things, 
alleluia : his righteousness hath he openly shewed 
in the sight of the heathen, alleluia, alleluia, 
alleluia. Ps. ibid. With his own right hand and 
with his holy arm : hath he gotten himself the 
victory, "f. Glory be. 

COLLECT. 

O ALMIGHTY GOD, who alone canst order the 
unruly wills and affections of sinful men : 
grant unto thy people that they may love the thing 
which thou commandest, and desire that which 
thou dost promise : that so, among the sundry 
and manifold changes of the world our hearts may 
surely there be fixed, where true joys are to be 
found. Through. 



Fourth Sunday after Easter D 41 

Other COLLECTS of St. Mary, and for tJie Church, 
or for the Chief Bishop, page 033. 

The Lesson from the EPISTLE of blessed James 
the Apostle. St. James 1.17. 

DEARLY beloved : Every good gift, and every 
perfect gift is from above, and cometh down 
from the Father of lights, with whom is no variable 
ness, neither shadow of turning. Of his own will 
begat he us with the Word of truth, that we should 
be a kind of first-fruits of his creatures. Where 
fore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift 
to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath. For the 
wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of 
God. Wherefore lay apart all filthiness, and 
superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meek 
ness the engrafted Word, which is able to save your 
souls. 

Alleluia, alleluia, "f. Ps. 118. The right hand 
of the Lord hath the pre-eminence : the right hand 
of the Lord bringeth mighty things to pass. Alleluia. 
y. Rom. 6. 9. Christ being raised from the dead 
dieth no more : death hath no more dominion over 
him. Alleluia. 

^ The Continuation of the HOLY GOSPEL 
according to John. St. John 16. 5. 

AT that time : Jesus said unto his disciples : 
Now I go my way to him that sent me : .and 
none of you asketh me : Whither goest thou ? 
But because I have said these things unto you, 
sorrow hath filled your heart. Nevertheless, I tell 
you the truth : it is expedient for you that I go 
away : for if I go not away, the Comforter will not 
come unto you : but if I depart, I will send him 
unto you. And when he is come, he will reprove 



D 42 Fourth Sunday after Easter 

the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of 
judgment. Of sin, because they believe not on 
me : of righteousness, because I go to my Father, 
and ye see me no more : of judgment, because 
the prince of this world is judged. I have yet many 
things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them 
now. Howbeit, when he, the Spirit of truth, is 
come, he will guide you into all truth. For he shall 
not speak of himself : but whatsoever he shall 
hear, that shall he speak, and he will shew you 
things to come. He shall glorify me : for he shall 
receive of mine, and shall shew it unto you. All 
things that the Father hath, are mine. Therefore 
said I : that he shall take of mine, and shall shew 
it unto you. The Creed is said. 

OFFERTORY. Ps. 66. O be joyful in God, all 
ye lands, sing praises unto the honour of his Name : 
O come hither, and hearken, all ye that fear God, 
and I will tell you what the Lord hath done for my 
soul, alleluia. 

SECRET. 

OGOD, who by the wondrous operation of this 
sacrifice, hast made us partakers of thy 
glorious Godhead : grant, we beseech thee, that' 
we which are taught the knowledge of thy truth, 
may in all our conversation walk worthily of the 
same. Through. 

Other SECRETS of St. Mary, and for the Church, 
or for the Chief Bishop, pages D 33, D 34. 

COMMUNION. St. John 16. When the Com 
forter, the Spirit of Truth, is come, he will reprove 
the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judg 
ment, alleluia, alleluia. 



Fifth Sunday after Easter D 43 

POSTCOMMUNION. 

AJSIST us mercifully, O Lord our God : that 
we, which have in faithfulness received this 
holy Sacrament, may thereby be cleansed from all 
our iniquities, and delivered from all dangers that 
beset us. Through. 

Other POSTCOMMUNIONS of St. Mary, and for 
the Churchy or for the Chief Bishop, page 034. 

FIFTH SUNDAY AFTER EASTER 

COMMONLY CALLED 

ROGATION SUNDAY 
INTROIT. Vocem jucunditatis. Is. 48. 20. 

WITH a voice of singing declare ye, tell this, 
alleluia : utter it even to the end of the 
earth : say ye, the Lord hath redeemed his people, 
alleluia, alleluia. Ps. 66. be joyful in God, all 
ye lands, sing praises unto the honour of his Name : 
make his praise to be glorious. *f. Glory be. 

COLLECT. 

OLORD, from whom all good things do come, 
grant to us thy humble servants : that by 
thy holy inspiration, we may think those things 
that be good, and by thy merciful guiding, may 
perform the same. Through. 

Other COLLECTS of St. Mary, and for the Church, 
or for the Chief Bishop, page 033. 

The Lesson from the EPISTLE of blessed James 
the Apostle. St. James i. 22. 

DEARLY beloved : Be ye doers of the Word, 
and not hearers only, deceiving your own 



D 44 Fifth Sunday after Easter 

selves. For if any be a hearer of the Word, and not 
a doer : he is like unto a man beholding his 
natural face in a glass : for he beholdeth himself, 
and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth, 
what manner of man he was. But whoso looketh 
into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth 
therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer 
of the work : this man shall be blessed in his deed. 
If any man among you seem to be religious, and 
bridleth not his tongue, but deceiveth his own 
heart, this man's religion is vain. Pure religion, 
and undefiled before God and the Father, is this : 
To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, 
and to keep himself unspotted from the world. 

Alleluia, alleluia, y. Christ is risen, and hath 
shewed light unto us, whom he hath redeemed with 
his most precious Blood. Alleluia, y. St. John 16. 
I came forth from the Father, and am come into the 
world : again, I leave the world, and go to the 
Father. Alleluia. 

^ The Continuation of the HOLY GOSPEL 
according to John. St. John 16. 23. 

AT that time : Jesus said unto his disciples: 
Verily, verily I say unto you : Whatsoever ye 
shall ask the Father in my Name, he will give it you. 
Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my Name : ask, 
and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full. 
These things have I spoken unto you in proverbs. 
The time cometh, when I shall no more speak unto 
you in proverbs, but I shall shew you plainly of the 
Father. At that day ye shall ask in my Name : and 
I say not unto you, that I will pray the Father for 
you : for the Father himself loveth you, because ye 
have loved me, and have believed, that I came out 



Fifth Sunday after Easter D 45 

from God. I came forth from the Father, and am 
come into the world : again, I leave the world, and 
go to the Father. His disciples said unto him : Lo, 
now speakest thou plainly, and speakest no proverb. 
Now are we sure, that thou knowest all things, and 
needest not, that any man should ask thee : by 
this we believe, that thou earnest forth from God- 
Jesus answered them : Do ye now believe ? Behold, 
the hour cometh, yea, is now come, that ye shall be 
scattered every man to his own, and shall leave me 
alone : and yet I am not alone, because the Father 
is with me. These things I have spoken unto you, 
that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye 
shall have tribulation : but be of good cheer, I have 
overcome the world. The Creed is said. 

OFFERTORY. Ps. 66. O praise our God, ye 
people, and make the voice of his praise to be heard : 
who holdeth our soul in life, and suffereth not our 
feet to slip : praised be God, who hath not cast out 
my prayer, nor turned his mercy from me, alleluia. 

SECRET. 

WE beseech thee, O Lord, to accept the prayers 
and oblations of thy faithful people : that 
through this observance of our bounden devotion 
we may attain to the glory of thy heavenly kingdom. 
Through. 

Other SECRETS of St. Mary, and for the Church, 
or for the Chief Bishop, pages D 33, D 44. 

COMMUNION. Ps. 96. O sing unto the Lord, 
alleluia : sing unto the Lord, and praise his Name, 
be telling of his salvation from day to day, alleluia, 
alleluia. 



D 46 The Greater & Lesser Litanies 

POSTCOMMUNION. 

GRANT, we beseech thee, O Lord : that we, 
whom thou hast fulfilled with the bounty of 
thy heavenly banquet, may evermore desire those 
things that are according to thy will, and effectually 
obtain all things that we desire. Through. 

Other POSTCOMMUNIONS of St. Mary, and for 
the Churchy or for the Chief Bishop, page E>34. 

THE GREATER & LESSER LITANIES 

On the Feast of St. Mark the Evangelist the Station 
is at St. Peter's. And on the Lesser Litanies, before 
Ascension Day, Rogation Monday, the Station is 
at St. Mary Major. On Tuesday the Station is 
at St. John Lateran. On Wednesday the Station is 
at St. Peter's. 

If The following Mass is said on the Greater and 
Lesser Litanies at the Procession, 'without com 
memoration of a Feast occurring. But on the 
Rogation Days, in private Masses, if Mass be said 
of a Saint, a Commemoration is made of the Rogation 
Days : if it be said of the Rogation Days, a Com 
memoration is made of a Feast occurring. But on 
Rogation Tuesday, if no Feast occur, Mass is said 
of the Rogation Days, without Glory be to God on 
high, although the Te Deum and the Collect of the 
Sunday have been said in the Office. 

INTROIT. Exaudivit. Ps. 18. 

HE hath heard my voice out of his holy temple, 
alleluia : and my complaint hath come 
before him, it hath entered even into his ears, 
alleluia, alleluia. Ps. ibid. I will love thee, O 



The Greater and Lesser Litanies D 47 

Lord, my strength : the Lord is my stony rock, and 
my defence, and my Saviour. J^. Glory be. 

At this Mass Glory be to God on high and the 
Creed are not said. 

COLLECT. 

GRANT, we beseech thee, Almighty God : that 
we who in all our troubles and adversities do 
put our trust and confidence in thy mercy, may ever 
be defended by thy mighty power. Through. 

Other COLLECTS of St. Mary, and for the Church, 
or for the Chief Bishop, page 033. 

The Lesson from the EPISTLE of blessed James 
the Apostle. St. James 5. 16. 

DEARLY beloved : Confess your faults one to 
another, and pray one for another, that ye 
may be healed : the effectual fervent prayer of a 
righteous man availeth much. Elias was a man 
subject to like passions as we are : and he prayed 
earnestly, that it might not rain, and it rained not 
on the earth by the space of three years and six 
months. And he prayed again : and the heaven 
gave rain, and the earth brought forth her fruit. 
Brethren, if any of you do err from the truth, and 
one convert him : let him know, that he which 
converteth the sinner from the error of his way, 
shall save a soul from death, and shall hide a mul 
titude of sins. 

Alleluia, y. Ps. 118. O give thanks unto the 
Lord, for he is gracious : because his mercy 
endureth for ever. 

^ The Continuation of the HOLY GOSPEL 
according to Luke. St. Luke n. 5. 

AT that time : Jesus said unto his disciples : 
Which of you shall have a friend, and shall go 



D 48 The Greater & Lesser Litanies 

unto him at midnight, and say unto him : Friend, 
lend me three loaves, for a friend of mine in his 
journey is come to me, and I have nothing to set 
before him, and he from within shall answer, and 
say : Trouble me not, the door is now shut, and my 
children are with me in bed, I cannot rise and give 
thee. I say unto you, though he will not rise and 
give him, because he is his friend, yet because of his 
importunity he will rise and give him as many as 
he needeth. And I say unto you : Ask, and it shall 
be given you : seek, and ye shall find : knock, and 
it shall be opened unto you. For every one that 
asketh, receiveth : and he that seeketh, findeth : 
and to him that knocketh, it shall be opened. If a 
son shall ask bread of any of you that is a father, 
will he give him a stone ? or if he ask a fish : will 
he for a fish give him a serpent ? Or if he shall 
ask an egg : will he offer him a scorpion ? If ye 
then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto 
your children : how much more shall your 
heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that 
ask him ? 

OFFERTORY. Ps. 109. I will give great thanks 
unto the Lord with my mouth : and praise him 
among the multitude, for he shall stand at the right 
hand of the poor : to save his soul from un 
righteous judges, alleluia. 

SECRET. 

GRANT, O Lord, we pray thee, that these our 
oblations may deliver us from every bond of 
iniquity, and obtain for us the bounteous gifts of 
thy mercy. Through. 

Other SECRETS of St. Mary, and for the Church, 
or for the Chief Bishop, pages D 33, D 34. 



Vigil of the Ascension D 49 

PREFACE of Easter. 

COMMUNION. St. Luke n. Ask, and it shall 
be given you : seek, and ye shall find : knock, 
and it shall be opened unto you : for every one 
that asketh, receiveth : and he that seeketh, 
findeth : and to him that knocketh, it shall be 
opened, alleluia. 

POSTCOMMUNION. 

VOUCHSAFE, Lord, we pray thee, to further 
with thy gracious favour these our suppli 
cations : that we receiving thy gifts in this time 
of our tribulation may increase in thy love by the 
consolation of the same. Through. 

Other POSTCOMMUNIONS of St. Mary, and for 
the Church, or for the Chief Bishop, page D 34. 

VIGIL OF THE ASCENSION 

If a Simple Feast occur to-day, a Commemoration 
only is made of it. If a Double or Semi-double 
Feast occur, Mass is said of the Feast with Com 
memoration of the Vigil, and of the Rogation Days. 
But in Collegiate Churches, besides the Rogation 
Mass, two other Masses are said, one of the Feast, 
and another of the Vigil. 

INTROIT. Vocemjucunditatis. Is. 48. 

WITH a voice of singing declare ye, tell this, 
alleluia : utter it even to the end of the 
earth : say ye, the Lord hath redeemed his people, 
alleluia, alleluia. Ps. 66. -O be joyful in God, all 



D 50 Vigil of the Ascension 

ye lands, sing praises unto the honour of his Name : 
make his praise to be glorious, y. Glory be. 
Glory be to God on high is said. 

COLLECT. 

OLORD, from whom all good things do come, 
grant to us thy humble servants : that by 
thy holy inspiration, we may think those things 
that be good ; and by thy merciful guiding may 
perform the same. Through. 

2. Of the Rogation Days. COLLECT. 

ANT, we beseech thee, Almighty God : that 
we who in all our troubles and adversities 
do put our trust and confidence in thy mercy, may 
ever be defended by thy mighty power. Through. 

3. Of St. Mary, COLLECT. 

OLORD GOD ALMIGHTY, we beseech thee to 
keep us thy servants both outwardly in our 
bodies and inwardly in our souls : that by the 
glorious intercession of blessed Mary Ever-Virgin 
we may be delivered from our present sadness and 
attain in the end to everlasting gladness. Through. 
But in Collegiate Churches, where there is said 
also another Rogation Mass, the second Collect will 
be of St. Mary, the third will be for the Church, or 
for the Chief Bishop, page D 33. 

The Lesson from the EPISTLE of blessed Paul the 
Apostle to the Ephesians. Ephes. 4. 7. 

TJRETHREN : unto every one of us is given 
J) grace according to the measure of the gift of 
Christ. Wherefore he saith : When he ascended 
up on high, he led captivity captive : he gave gifts 
unto men. Now that he ascended, what is it, but 



Vigil of the Ascension D 51 

that he also descended first into the lower parts of 
the earth ? He that descended, is the same also 
that ascended up far above all heavens, that he 
might fill all things. And he gave some, Apostles, 
and some, Prophets, and some, Evangelists ; and 
some, pastors, and teachers, for the perfecting of 
the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the 
edifying of the body of Christ : till we all come in 
the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the 
Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure 
of the stature of the fulness of Christ. 

Alleluia, alleluia, y. Christ is risen, and hath 
shewed light unto us, whom he hath redeemed with 
his most precious Blood. Alleluia. Jf.St.Johni6. 
I came forth from the Father, and am come into 
the world : again I leave the world, and go to the 
Father. Alleluia. 

^ The Continuation of the HOLY GOSPEL 
according to John. St. John 17. i. 

AT that time : Jesus lifted up his eyes to heaven, 
and said : Father, the hour is come, glorify 
thy Son, that thy Son also may glorify thee : as 
thou hast given him power over all flesh, that he 
should give eternal life to as many as thou hast 
given him. This is life eternal : that they might 
know thee, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, 
whom thou hast sent. I have glorified thee on the 
earth : I have finished the work, which thou 
gavest me to do : and now, O Father, glorify thou 
me with thine own self, with the glory, which I 
had with thee before the world was. I have mani 
fested thy Name unto the men, which thou gavest 
me out of the world. Thine they were, and thou 
gavest them me : and they have kept thy word. 



D 52 Vigil of the Ascension 

Now they have known, that all things, whatsoever 
thou hast given me are of thee : for I have given 
unto them the words, which thou gavest me : 
and they have received them, and have known 
surely, that I came out from thee, and they have 
believed, that thou didst send me. I pray for them, 
I pray not for the world, but for them which thou 
hast given me ; for they are thine : and all mine 
are thine, and thine are mine : and I am glorified 
in them. And now I am no more in the world, 
but these are in the world, and I come to thee. 

OFFERTORY. Ps. 66. O praise our God, ye 
people, and make the voice of his praise to be 
heard : who holdeth our soul in life, and suffereth 
not our feet to slip : praised be God who hath not 
cast out my prayer, nor turned his mercy from me, 
alleluia. 

SECRET. 

WE beseech thee, O Lord, to accept the prayers 
and oblations of thy faithful people : that 
through this observance of our bounden devotion 
we may attain to the glory of thy heavenly kingdom. 
Through. 

2. Of the Rogation Days. SECRET. 

GRANT, O Lord, we pray thee, that these our 
oblations may deliver us from every bond of 
iniquity, and obtain for us the bounteous gifts of 
thy mercy. Through. 

3. Of St. Mary. SECRET. 

WE beseech thee, O Lord, that by the bounti 
ful goodness of thy mercy, and by the 
intercession of blessed Mary Ever-Virgin, these our 
oblations may be acceptable in thy sight : that we 



Vigil of the Ascension 053 

being delivered in this present life from all adver 
sities may obtain in that which is to come peace 
everlasting. Through. 

Or the second of St. Mary, and the third for the 
Churchy or for the Chief Bishop, pages 033, 034. 

PREFACE of Easter. 

COMMUNION. Ps. 96. O sing unto the Lord, 
alleluia : sing unto the Lord, and praise his Name, 
be telling of his salvation from day to day, alleluia, 
alleluia. 

POSTCOMMUNION. 

GRANT, we beseech thee, O Lord : that we, 
whom thou hast fulfilled with the bounty of 
thy heavenly banquet, may evermore desire those 
things that are according to thy will, and effectually 
obtain all things that we desire. Through. 
2. Of the Rogation Days. POSTCOMMUNION. 

VOUCHSAFE, O Lord, we pray thee, to further 
with thy gracious favour these our supplica 
tions : that we receiving thy gifts in this time of 
our tribulation may increase in thy love by the 
consolation of the same. Through. 

3 Of St. Mary. POSTCOMMUNION. 

OLORD, who hast appointed this holy Sacra 
ment which we have here received to be the 
means of our salvation : mercifully grant, that we 
which have offered these our gifts unto thy divine 
majesty in honour of blessed Mary Ever-Virgin, 
may by her protection be preserved both in body 
and soul. Through. 

Or the second of St. Mary, and the third for the 
Church, or for the Chief Bishop, page D 34. 



DSS 
ASCENSION DAY 

Station at St. Peter's. 

INTROIT. Viri Galilaei. Acts i. 

YE men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into 
heaven ? alleluia : this same Jesus shall so 
come in like manner as ye have seen him go into 
heaven, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia. Ps. 47. O clap 
your hands together, all ye people : O sing unto 
God with the voice of melody, y. Glory be. 

COLLECT. 

GRANT, we beseech thee, Almighty God : that 
like as we do believe thy only-begotten Son 
our Lord Jesus Christ to have ascended into the 
heavens ; so we may also in heart and mind 
thither ascend, and with him continually dwell. 
Through the same. 

The Lesson for the EPISTLE from the Acts of 
the Apostles. Acts i. i. 

THE former treatise have I made, O Theophilus, 
of all that Jesus began both to do and teach, 
until the day in which he was taken up, after that 
he through the Holy Ghost had given command 
ments unto the Apostles whom he had chosen : to 
whom also he shewed himself alive after his passion, 
by many infallible proofs, being seen of them forty 
days, and speaking of the things pertaining to the 
kingdom of God. And being assembled together 
with them, he commanded them that they should 
not depart from Jerusalem, but wait for the promise 
of the Father, which (saith he) ye have heard of 
me : for John truly baptized with water, but ye 
shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost not many 



056 Ascension Day 

days hence. When they therefore were come 
together, they asked of him, saying : Lord, wilt 
thou at this time restore again the kingdom to 
Israel ? And he said unto them : It is not for you 
to know the times or the seasons, which the Father 
hath put in his own power ; but ye shall receive 
power after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you, 
and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, 
and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the 
uttermost part of the earth. And when he had 
spoken these things, while they beheld, he was 
taken up, and a cloud received him out of their 
sight. And while they looked stedfastly toward 
heaven as he went up, behold two men stood by 
them in white apparel, which also said : Ye men 
of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven ? 
This same Jesus, which is taken up from you into 
heaven, shall so come, in like manner as ye have 
seen him go into heaven. 

Alleluia, alleluia. *f. Ps. 47. God is gone up 
with a merry noise, and the Lord with the sound of 
the trump, alleluia, f. Ps. 68. The Lord is 
among them as in the holy place of Sinai, he is 
gone up on high ; he hath led captivity captive. 
Alleluia. 

^ The Continuation of the HOLY GOSPEL 
according to Mark. St. Mark 16. 14. 

AT that time : Jesus appeared unto the eleven, 
as they sat at meat, and upbraided them with 
their unbelief and hardness of heart : because they 
believed not them, which had seen him after he was 
risen. And he said unto them : Go ye into all the 
world, and preach the Gospel to every creature. 
He that believeth, and is baptized, shall be saved : 



Ascension Day D 57 

but he that believe th not, shall be damned. And 
these signs shall follow them that believe : In my 
Name shall they cast out devils : they shall speak 
with new tongues : they shall take up serpents : 
and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt 
them : they shall lay hands on the sick, and they 
shall recover. So then after the Lord had spoken 
unto them, he was received up into heaven, and sat 
on the right hand of God. And they went forth, 
and preached every where, the Lord working with 
them, and confirming the word with signs following. 

Tf When the Gospel has been said, the Paschal 
candle shall be put out, nor shall it be lighted again, 
save on Whitsun Eve at the blessing of the Font. 

The Creed is said. 

OFFERTORY. Ps. 47. God is gone up with a 
merry noise : and the Lord with the sound of the 
trump, alleluia. 

SECRET. 

AXEPT, O Lord, we pray thee, the oblations 
which, in remembrance of the glorious Ascen 
sion of thy Son, we do offer unto thee : and merci 
fully grant that we, being delivered from all perils 
in this life present, may attain in the end unto life 
everlasting. Through the same. 

PREFACE of the Ascension, which shall be said 
until Whitsun Eve exclusive. 

WITHIN THE ACTION. The most holy day 
whereon our Lord. And thus it is said throughout 
the Octave. 

COMMUNION. Ps. 68. Sing ye to the Lord, 
who ascended to the heaven of heavens, to the 
sunrising, alleluia. 



D 58 Sunday after the Ascension 

POSTCOMMUNION. 
RANT, we beseech thee, Almighty and mer- 



V_J ciful God : that we which have outwardly 
received these holy mysteries, may inwardly be 
made partakers of the benefit of the same. Through. 
*[f Within the Octave of the Ascension Mass is 
said of the Ascension, unless a Double or Semi- 
double Feast occur, in which case Mass is said of 
the Feast, with a Commemoration of the Octave. 
But on a Simple, only a Commemoration of it is 
made. After the Collect for the Day, the second 
Collect is said of St. Mary, O Lord God Almighty, 
and the third for the Church, page 033, or for the 
Chief Bishop, page D 33. 

SUNDAY AFTER THE ASCENSION 
INTROIT. Eccaudi, Domine. Ps. 27. 

HEARKEN unto my voice, O Lord, when I 
cry unto thee, alleluia : my heart hath 
talked of thee, Seek ye my face ; thy face, Lord, 
will I seek : O hide not thou thy face from 
me, alleluia, alleluia. Ps, ibid. The Lord is my 
light and my salvation : whom then shall I fear ? 
J. Glory be. 

COLLECT. 

OGOD the King of glory, who hast exalted 
thine only Son Jesus Christ with great 
triumph unto thy kingdom in heaven : we be 
seech thee, leave us not comfortless ; but send to 
us thine Holy Ghost to comfort us, and exalt us 
unto the same place whither our Saviour Christ is 
gone before. Who liveth. ,, c r 

Commem. of the Ascension only, page D 55. 



Sunday after the Ascension D 59 

The Lesson from the former EPISTLE of blessed 
Peter the Apostle. I St. Peter 4. 7. 

DEARLY beloved : The end of all things is at 
hand ; be ye therefore sober, and watch 
unto prayer. And above all things have fervent 
charity among yourselves : for charity shall cover 
the multitude of sins. Use hospitality one to another 
without grudging : as every man hath received the 
gift, even so minister the same one to another, as 
good stewards'bf the manifold grace of God. If any 
man speak, let him speak as the oracles of God : if 
any man minister, let him do it as of the ability 
which God giveth : that God in all things may be 
glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom be praise 
and dominion for ever and ever. Amen. 

Alleluia, alleluia. ^. Ps. 47. God reigneth over 
the heathen : God sitteth upon his holy seat. 
Alleluia, y. St. John 14. I will not leave you 
comfortless : I go away and come again unto you, 
and your heart shall rejoice. Alleluia. 

>J< The Continuation of the HOLY GOSPEL 
according to John. St. John 15. 26. 

AT that time : Jesus said unto his disciples : 
When the Comforter is come, whom I will 
send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of 
truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall 
testify of me : and ye also shall bear witness, 
because ye have been with me from the beginning. 
These things have I spoken unto you, that ye should 
not be offended. They shall put you out of the 
synagogues : yea, the time cometh, that whosoever 
killeth you will think that he doeth God service. 
And these things will they do unto you, because 
they have not known the Father, nor me. But 



D 60 Sunday after the Ascension 

these things have I told you, that, when the time 
shall come, ye may remember that I told you of 
them. The Creed is said. 

OFFERTORY. Ps. 47. God is gone up with a 
merry noise : and the Lord with the sound of the 
trump, aUeluia. 



GRANT, O Lord, that this spotless sacrifice 
may cleanse us from all our sins : and shed 
forjh within our souls the strength of thy heavenly 
grace. Through. 

For the Ascension. SECRET as above, page D 57. 

COMMUNION. St. John 17. Father, while I 
was with them in the .world, I kept those that thou 
gavest me, alleluia : and now I come to thee : I 
pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the 
world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the 
evil, alleluia, alleluia. 

POSTCOMMUNION. 

OLORD, who hast vouchsafed to satisfy us 
with the sacred gifts of thy bounty : grant, 
we beseech thee, that we may ever continue to 
render thanks unto thee for the same. Through. 

For the Ascension. POSTCOMMUNION, p. D 58. 

Within the Octave of the Ascension Mass is said 
as on the day, with one Collect only, unless a Simple 
Feast occur, or one treated as such. 

U On the Friday after the Octave of the Ascension, 
if it is not a Double or Semi-double Feast, Mass is 
said of the preceding Sunday, with Commem. of 
St. Mary, and of the Church, or of the Chief 
Bishop, page D 33. A Simple is only commem 
orated. And the Creed is not said. 



D6i 
VIGIL OF PENTECOST 

Station at St. John Lateran. 

Tine Office having been said, the Priest and ministers, 
vested in purple, go up to the Altar, and after the 
reverence, the Priest kisses it in the centre. Then 
are read the Prophecies without title, the candles 
of the Altar being unlighted up to the beginning 
of the Mass, as on Holy Saturday. The Priest 
reads them in a low voice at the Epistle Corner 
of the Altar. At the end of the Prophecies are sai 
the Collects without Let us bow the knee. 

PROPHECY THE FIRST. Gen. 22. 1-19. In 
those days : God did tempt Abraham. As on 
Holy Saturday, Prophecy 3. 

Which ended, the Priest says : 

Let us pray. COLLECT. 

OGOD, who in the works of Abraham thy 
servant hast sanctified a pattern of obedience 
to all mankind : grant us so to conquer the per 
versity of our desires, that we may in all things 
fulfil the righteousness of thy commandments. 
Through. 

PROPHECY THE SECOND. Exod. 14. 24 to 
15. i. In those days : It came to pass that in the 
morning watch. As on Holy Saturday, Prophecy 4, 
with the Tract, We will sing unto the Lord. 

Let us pray. COLLECT. 

OGOD, who by the light of thy new covenant 
hast made manifest thy wonders wrought in 
former times, shewing in the Red Sea a pattern of 
the waters of baptism, and in the deliverance of 



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thy people from bondage in Egypt foreshadowing 
the sacraments of thy Christian people : grant that 
all nations, being admitted by the merit of their 
faith to the privilege of Israel, may be regenerated 
by the partaking of thy Holy Spirit. Through . . . 
in the unity of the same Spirit. 

PROPHECY THE THIRD. Deut. 31. 22-30. In 
those days : Moses therefore wrote this song. As 
on Holy Saturday, Prophecy n, with the Tract, 
Give ear, O ye heavens. 

Let us pray. COLLECT. 

OGOD, who art the glory of the faithful and 
the life of the righteous ; who likewise by 
Moses thy servant hast taught us to sing songs of 
praise unto thee : accomplish in all nations the 
work of thy mercy, granting them felicity, and 
delivering them from all terror : that those things 
which were uttered for a warning of thy vengeance 
may be made profitable for our healing unto life 
everlasting. Through. 

PROPHECY THE FOURTH. Isaiah 4. 1-6. 
And in that day seven women shall take hold of 
one man. As on Holy Saturday, Prophecy 8, with 
the Tract, My well-beloved hath a vineyard. 

Let us pray. COLLECT. 

ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, who in thine 
JL\. only-begotten Son hast revealed thyself to be 
the husbandman of thy Church, who dost merci 
fully purge every branch that bringeth forth fruit 
in the true vine, even the same Christ thy Son, to 
the intent that it may bring forth more fruit : we 
pray thee that the thorns and briars of sin may not 



Vigil of Pentecost D 63 

prevail against thy faithful people, whom by the 
waters of baptism thou hast brought like a vine 
out of Egypt ; that being confirmed by the sanctify 
ing power of thy Holy Spirit, they may evermore 
bring forth fruit in abundance. Through ... in 
the unity of the same Spirit. 

PROPHECY THE FIFTH. Baruch 3. 9-37. 
Hear, Israel, the commandments of life. As on 
Holy Saturday, Prophecy 6. 

Let us pray. COLLECT. 

OGOD, who by the mouths of thy prophets 
hast commanded us to leave behind us all 
things temporal, and to strive earnestly after things 
eternal : grant that we thy servants, knowing those 
things thou commandest, by thy heavenly inspir 
ation may be enabled to perform the same. Through. 
PROPHECY THE SIXTH. Ezech. 37. 1-14. 
In those days : The hand of the Lord was upon me. 
As on Holy Saturday, Prophecy 7. 

Let us pray. COLLECT. 

OLORD GOD OF HOSTS, who restorest those 
things that are broken down, and preservest 
those things that thou restorest : increase, we 
pray thee, the peoples that shall be regenerated in 
the sanctification of thy Name ; that they that 
are washed in the waters of baptism may in all 
things be guided by thy inspiration. Through. 

If These ended, the Celebrant puts on a purple cope, 
and, while he descends to the font, the following is sung: 

TRACT. Ps. 42. Like as the hart desireth the 
water-brooks : so longeth my soul after thee, O God. 
y. My soul is athirst for the living God : when 
shall I come to appear before the presence of God ? 



D 64 Vigil of Pentecost 

y. My tears have been my meat day and night, 
while they daily say unto me : Where is now thy 
God? 

Then the Priest, before he enters the Baptistry to 
bless the font, says : 

y. The Lord be with you. R/. And with thy 
spirit. 

Let us pray. COLLECT. 

/^ RANT, we beseech thee, Almighty God : that 
VJT we which here observe the day whereon thou 
didst send forth thy Holy Spirit, may in such wise 
be influenced with heavenly desires that we may 
ever thirst for the waters of life. Through ... in 
the unity of the same Spirit. 

Then he proceeds to bless the font, as on Holy 
Saturday. 

T But where there be no font, after the 6th Prophecy 
with its Collect the Celebrant lays aside the Chasuble, 
and prostrates himself before the Altar with- the 
ministers : and all the others kneeling, the Litany 
is sung by two cantors in the middle of the Choir, 
both Choirs making together the same response. But 
when they come to We sinners do beseech thee to 
hear us, O Lord the Priest and ministers rise, and 
going to the sacristy, put on red vestments, and the 
lights around the Altar are lighted. At the end of 
the Litany the Kyrie eleison is sung solemnly for the 
Mass, and repeated as usual. And this having been 
begun, the Priest with the ministers proceeds to the 
Altar, and makes the Confession : then, going up, 
he kisses the Altar, and incenses it in the accustomed 
way. The Kyrie eleison being finished, Glory be to 
God on high is solemnly begun, and the bells are rung. 



Vigil of Pentecost D 65 

COLLECT. 

GRANT, we beseech thee, Almighty God, that 
the splendour of thy glory may in such wise 
shine forth upon us : that the brightness of thy 
light may by the illumination of thy Holy Spirit 
strengthen the hearts of them which through thy 
grace are born again. Through . . .in the unity 
of the same Spirit. 

The Lesson for the EPISTLE from the Acts of 
the Apostles. Acts 19. i. 

IN those days : It came to pass that while 
Apollos was at Corinth, Paul having passed 
through the upper coasts came to Ephesus : and 
finding certain disciples, he said unto them : Have 
ye received the Holy Ghost since ye believed ? And 
they said unto him : We have not so much as heard 
whether there be any Holy Ghost. And he said 
unto them : Unto what then were ye baptized ? 
And they said : Unto John's baptism. Then said 
Paul : John verily baptized with the baptism of 
repentance, saying unto the people : That they 
should believe on him which should come after 
him, that is, on Christ Jesus. When they heard 
this, they were baptized in the Name of the Lord 
Jesus. And when Paul had laid his hands upon 
them, the Holy Ghost came on them ; and they 
spake with tongues, and prophesied. And all the 
men were about twelve. And he went into the 
synagogue, and spake boldly for the space of three 
months, disputing and persuading the things con 
cerning the kingdom of God. 

Alleluia, y. Ps. 107. O give thanks unto the 
Lord, for he is gracious : and his mercy endureth 
for ever. 



D 66 Vigil of Pentecost 

Alleluia is not repeated, but there immediately 
follows : 

TRACT. Ps. 117. O praise the Lord, all ye 
heathen : praise him all ye nations, y. For his 
merciful kindness is ever more and more towards 
us : and the truth of the Lord endureth for ever. 

At the Gospel lights are not carried, but incense only. 

^ The Continuation of the HOLY GOSPEL 
according to John. St. John 14. 15. 

Af that time : Jesus said unto his disciples : 
If ye love me, keep my commandments. And 
I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another 
Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever, 
even the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot 
receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth 
him. But ye know him : for he dwelleth with you, 
and shall be in you. I will not leave you comfort 
less : I will come to you. Yet a little while ; and 
the world seeth me no more. But ye see me, because 
I live, ye shall live also. At that day ye shall know 
that I am in my Father, and ye in me, and I in you. 
He that hath my commandments and keepeth them, 
he it is that loveth me. And he that loveth me shall 
be loved of my Father ; and I will love him, and 
will manifest myself to him. The Creed is not said. 
OFFERTORY. Ps. 104. O send forth thy Spirit, 
and they shall be made : and thou shalt renew the 
face of the earth, alleluia. 

SECRET. 

SANCTIFY, O Lord, we beseech thee, these our 
oblations : that being enlightened by the beams 
of thy Holy Spirit, our hearts may be purified from all 
evil. Through ... in the unity of the same Spirit. 



Vigil of Pentecost D 67 

PREFACE of Pentecost. 

WITHIN THE ACTION. The most holy day of 
Pentecost whereon the Holy Ghost appeared to the 
Apostles in countless tongues of fire. And special 
Commemoration in the Prayer following. These 
are said up to the following Saturday inclusive. 

COMMUNION. St. John 7. In the last day of 
the feast Jesus cried : He that believeth on me* 
out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water : 
but this spake he of the Spirit, which they that 
believe on him should receive, alleluia, alleluia. 

POSTCOMMUNION. 

WE humbly beseech thee, O Lord, that thou 
wouldest send down upon our hearts the 
healthful Spirit of thy grace : and, that we may 
bring forth fruit unto thee, pour upon us the inward 
dew of his blessing. Through ... in the unity of 
the same Spirit. 

^f In private Masses of this Vigil, the Prophecies, 
Collects, and Litany are omitted, and the Mass begins 
at once with the following Introit : 

INTROIT. Cum sanctificatus. Ezech. 36. 

WHEN I shall be sanctified in you before their 
eyes, I will gather you out of all countries: 
then will I sprinkle clean water upon you, and ye 
shall be clean from all your nlthiness, and a new 
spirit will I put within you, alleluia, alleluia. Ps. 34. 
I will alway give thanks unto the Lord : his praise 
shall ever be in my mouth. *f. Glory be. 

Then is said the Kyrie eleison. 

Glory be to God on high. 

COLLECT. Grant, we beseech thee, Almighty God, 
that the splendour of thy glory, as above, p. D 65. 



a 




D69 

WHITSUNDAY 

OR PENTECOST 

Station at St. Peter's. 

INTROIT. Spiritus Domini. Wisdom i. 

THE Spirit -of the Lord hath filled the whole 
world, alleluia : and that which containeth 
all things hath knowledge of the voice, alleluia, 
alleluia, alleluia. Ps. 68. Let God arise, and let 
his enemies be scattered : let them also that hate 
him flee before him. y. Glory be. 

COLLECT. 

GOD, who as at this time didst teach the hearts of 
thy faithful people, by sending tp them the 
light of thy Holy Spirit : grant us by the same 
Spirit to have a right judgment in all things, and 
evermore to rejoice in his holy comfort. Through 
the merits of ... in the unity of the same Spirit. 

The Lesson for the EPISTLE from the Acts of 
the Apostles. Acts 2. I. 

WHEN the day of Pentecost was fully come, 
they were all with one accord in one place : 
and suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as 
of a rushing mighty wind : and it filled all the house 
where they were sitting. And there appeared unto 
them cloven tongues, like as of fire, and it sat upon 
each of them : and they were all filled with the 
Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, 
as the Spirit gave them utterance. And there were 
dwelling at Jerusalem Jews, devout men, out of 
every nation under heaven. Now when this was 
noised abroad, the multitude came together, and 
were confounded, because that every man heard 
them speak in his own language. And they were 



D 70 Whitsunday or Pentecost 

all amazed, and marvelled, saying one to another : 
Behold, are not all these which speak Galileans ? 
And how hear we every man in our own tongue 
wherein we were born ? Parthians, and Medes, and 
Elamites, and the dwellers in Mesopotamia, and in 
Judaea, and Cappadocia, in Poritus, and Asia, 
Phrygia, and Pamphylia, in Egypt, and in the parts 
of Libya about Cyrene, and strangers of Rome, Jews, 
and Proselytes, Cretes, and Arabians, we do hear 
them speak in our tongues the wonderful works 
of God. 

Alleluia, alleluia, J. Ps. 104. send forth 
thy Spirit, and they shall be made : and thou 
shalt renew the face of the earth. Alleluia. (Here 
genuflect.) y. Come, Holy Ghost, and fill the hearts 
of thy faithful people : and kindle in them the fire 
of thy love. 

SEQUENCE. 
Veni Sancte Spiritus. 

COME, thou Holy Spirit, come ; and from thy 
celestial home send thy light and brilliancy. 
Come, thou father of the poor, come who givest all 

our store, come the soul's true radiancy. 
Come, of comforters the best, of the soul the sweetest 

guest, sweetly and refreshingly. 
Come, in labour rest most sweet, shade and coolness 

in the heat, comfort in adversity. 
Thou who art the Light most blest, come fulfil their 

inmost breast, who believe most faithfully. 
For without thy Godhead's dower, man hath nothing 

in his power, save to work iniquity. 
What is filthy make thou pure, what is wounded 

work its cure, water what is parched and dry. 
Gently bend the stubborn will, warm to life the 

heart that's chill, guide who goeth erringly. 



Whitsunday or Pentecost D 71 

Fill thy faithful who adore, and confess thee ever 
more, with thy sevenfold mystery. 

Here thy grace and virtue send, grant salvation in 
the end, and in heaven felicity. Amen. Alleluia. 

And this is said daily until the following Saturday 
inclusive. 

>fr The Continuation of the HOLY GOSPEL 
according to John. St. John 14. 15. 

Ar that time : Jesus said unto his disciples : 
If ye love me, keep my commandments. And 
I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another 
Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever ; 
even the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot 
receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth 
him : but ye know him ; for he dwelleth with you, 
and shall be in you. I will not leave you comfortless ; 
I will come to you. Yet a little while, and the world 
seeth me no more ; but ye see me : because I live, 
ye shall live also. At that day ye shall know, that 
I am in my Father, and ye in me, and I in you. He 
that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, 
he it is that loveth me ; and he that loveth me shall 
be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will 
manifest myself to him. Judas saith unto him, (not 
Iscariot) : Lord, how is it that thou wilt manifest 
thyself unto us, and not unto the world ? Jesus 
answered and said unto him : If a man love me, 
he will keep my words, and my Father will love him, 
and we will come unto him, and make our abode 
with him : he that loveth me not keepeth not my 
sayings. And the word which ye hear is not mine, 
but the Father's which sent me. These things have 
I spoken unto you, being yet present with you. But 
the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the 



D 72 Whitsunday or Pentecost 

Father will send in my Name, he shall teach you 
all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, 
whatsoever I have said unto you. Peace I leave 
with you, my peace I give unto you : not as the 
world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart 
be troubled, neither let it be afraid. Ye have heard 
how I said unto you : I go away, and come again 
unto you. If ye loved me, ye would rejoice, because 
I said, I go unto the Father ; for my Father is 
greater than I. And now I have told you before it 
come to pass : that, when it is come to pass, ye 
might believe. Hereafter I will not talk much 
with you : for the Prince of this world cometh, 
and hath nothing in me. But that the world may 
know that I love the Father, and as the Father 
gave me commandment, even so I do. Creed. 

OFFERTORY. Ps. 68. Stablish the thing, O 
God, that thou hast wrought in us : for thy temple's 
sake at Jerusalem, shall kings bring presents unto 
thee, alleluia. 

SECRET. 

SANCTIFY, Lord, we beseech thee, these our 
oblations : that being enlightened by the 
beams of thy Holy Spirit, our hearts may be purified 
from all evil. Through ... in the unity of the 
same Spirit. 

PREFACE of Pentecost. 

COMMUNION. Acts 2. Suddenly there came a 
sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, 
and it filled all the house where they were sitting, 
alleluia : and they were all filled with the Holy 
Ghost, and began to speak the wonderful works of 
God, alleluia, alleluia. 



Monday in Whitsun Week D 73 

POSTCOMMUNION. 

WE humbly beseech thee, O Lord, that thou 
wouldest send down upon our hearts the 
healthful Spirit of thy grace : and, that we may 
bring forth fruit unto thee, pour upon us the inward 
dew of his blessing. Through ... in the unity of 
the same Spirit. 

If Within the Octave of Pentecost no office of any 
Double or Semi-double Feast is said, but Double 
Feasts which can be transferred are celebrated after 
the Octave. Of Double Feasts which cannot be 
transferred, Semi-doubles, and Simples, after the 
first three days a Commemoration only is made. 

MONDAY IN WHITSUN WEEK 

Station at the Church of St. Peter in Chains. 

INTROIT. Cibavit eos. Ps.Si. 

HE fed them also with the finest wheat flour, 
alleluia : and with honey from the rock 
hath he satisfied them, alleluia, alleluia. Ps. ibid. 
Sing we merrily unto God our helper : make a 
cheerful noise unto the God of Jacob, y. Glory be. 

COLLECT. 

GOD, who as at this time didst teach the hearts 
of thy faithful people, by sending to them the 
light of thy Holy Spirit : grant us by the same 
Spirit to have a right judgment in all things, and 
evermore to rejoice in his holy comfort. Through 
the merits of ... in the unity of the same Spirit. 

The Lesson for the EPISTLE from the Acts of 
the Apostles. Acts 10. 34. 

IN those days : Peter opened his mouth, and 
said : Of a truth I perceive that God is no 



D 74 Monday in Whitsun Week 

respecter of persons ; but in every nation he that 
feareth him, and worketh righteousness, is accepted 
with him. The Word which God sent unto the 
children of Israel, preaching peace by Jesus Christ ; 
(he is Lord of all ;) that Word, I say, ye know, which 
was published throughout all Judaea, and began 
from Galilee, after the baptism which John preached : 
how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy 
Ghost, and with power : who went about doing 
good, and healing all that were oppressed with the 
devil ; for God was with him. And we are witnesses 
of all things which he did both in the land of the 
Jews, and in Jerusalem ; whom they slew and 
hanged on a tree : him God raised up the third day, 
and shewed him openly ; not to all the people ; but 
unto witnesses chosen before of God ; even to us 
who did eat and drink with him after he rose from 
the deadi And he commanded us to preach unto 
the people : and to testify that it is he which was 
ordained of God to be the Judge of quick and dead. 
To him give all the prophets witness, that through 
his Name whosoever believeth in him shall receive 
remission of sins. While Peter yet spake these 
words, the Holy Ghost fell on all them which heard 
the word. And they of the circumcision, which 
believed, were astonished, as many as came with 
Peter : because that on the Gentiles also was poured 
out the gift of the Holy Ghost. For they heard 
them speak with tongues, and magnify God. Then 
answered Peter : Can any man forbid water, that 
these should not be baptized, which have received 
the Holy Ghost as well as we ? And he com 
manded them to be baptized in the Name of the 
Lord. Then prayed they him to tarry certain 
days. 



Monday in Whitsun Week 075 

Alleluia, alleluia. J. Acts 2. The Apostles 
spake with divers tongues the wonderful works of 
God, alleluia. (Here genuflect.) y. Come, Holy 
Ghost, and fill the hearts of thy faithful people : 
and kindle in them the fire of thy love. 



SEQUENCE. 

COME, thou Holy Spirit, come ; and from thy 
celestial home send thy light and brilliancy. 
Come, thou father of the poor, come who givest all 

our store, come the soul's true radiancy. 
Come, of comforters the best, of the soul the sweetest 

guest, sweetly and refreshingly. 
Come, in labour rest most sweet, shade and coolness 

in the heat, comfort in adversity. 
Thou who art the Light most blest, come fulfil their 

inmost breast, who believe most faithfully. 
For without thy Godhead's dower, man hath nothing 

in his power, save to work iniquity. 
What is filthy make thou pure, what is wounded 

work its cure, water what is parched and dry. 
Gently bend the stubborn will, warm to life the 

heart that's chill, guide who goeth erringly. 
Fill thy faithful who adore, and confess thee ever 
more, with thy sevenfold mystery. 
Here thy grace and virtue send, grant salvation in 

the end, and in heaven felicity. Amen. Alleluia. 

^ The Continuation of the HOLY GOSPEL 
according to John. St. John 3. 16. 

AT that time : Jesus said unto Nicodemus : 
God so loved the world, that he gave his only- 
begotten Son : that whosoever believeth in him 
should not perish, but have everlasting life. For 



D 76 Monday in Whitsun Week 

God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the 
world, but that the world through him might be 
saved. He that believeth on him is not condemned : 
but he that believeth not is condemned already : 
because he hath not believed in the Name of the 
only-begotten Son of God. And this is the con 
demnation : that light is come into the world, and 
men loved darkness rather than light : because 
their deeds were evil. For every one that doeth 
evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, 
lest his deeds should be reproved : but he that doeth 
truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be 
made manifest, that they are wrought in God. Creed. 

OFFERTORY. Ps. 18. The Lord thundered 
out of heaven, and the Highest gave his thunder : 
and the springs of water were seen, alleluia. 

SECRET. 

WE beseech thee, O Lord, graciously to sanc 
tify these our gifts : that, by the acceptable 
offering of our spiritual sacrifice, we may ourselves 
be rendered an everlasting oblation unto thee. 
Through. 

COMMUNION. St. John 14. The Holy Ghost 
shall teach you, alleluia : whatsoever I have said 
unto you, alleluia, alleluia. 

POSTCQMMUNION. 

WE beseech thee, O Lord, mercifully to assist 
thy people : that they, on whom thou hast 
bestowed thy heavenly mysteries, may by thee be 
defended from all the assaults of their enemies. 
Through. 



Tuesday in Whitsun Week 077 
TUESDAY IN WHITSUN WEEK 

Station at St. Anastasia. 

INTROIT. Accipite jucunditatem. 2 Esdras 2. 36. 

RECEIVE the joy fulness of your glory, alleluia : 
giving thanks unto God, alleluia : who hath 
called you to the heavenly kingdom, alleluia, 
alleluia, alleluia. Ps. 78. Hear my law, O my 
people : incline your ears unto the words of my 
mouth, y. Glory be. 

COLLECT. 

GOD, who as at this time didst teach the hearts 
of thy faithful people, by the sending to them 
the light of thy Holy Spirit : grant us by the same 
Spirit to have a right judgment in all things ; and 
evermore to rejoice in his holy comfort. Through 
the merits of ... in the unity of the same Spirit. 

The Lesson for the EPISTLE from the Acts of 
the Apostles. Acts 8. 14. 

IN those days : When the Apostles, which were 
at Jerusalem, heard that Samaria had received 
the word of God, they sent unto them Peter and 
John. Who, when they were come down, prayed 
for them, that they might receive the Holy Ghost : 
for as yet he was fallen upon none of, them, only 
they were baptized in the Name of the Lord Jesus. 
Then laid they their hands on them, and they re 
ceived the Holy Ghost. 

Alleluia, alleluia. J. St. John 15. The Holy 
Ghost shall teach you, whatsoever I have said unto 
you. Alleluia. (Here genuflect.) f. Come, Holy 
Ghost, and fill the hearts of thy faithful people : and 
kindle in them the fire of thy love. 



D 78 Tuesday in Whitsun. Week 

SEQUENCE. 

COME, thou Holy Spirit, come ; and from thy 
celestial home send thy light and brilliancy. 
Come, thou father of the poor, come who givest all 

our store, come the soul's true radiancy. 
Come, of comforters the best, of the soul the sweetest 

guest, sweetly and refreshingly. 
Come, in labour rest most sweet, shade and coolness 

in the heat, comfort in adversity. 
Thou who art the Light most blest, come fulfil their 

inmost breast, who believe most faithfully. 
For without thy Godhead's dower, man hath nothing 

in his power, save to work iniquity. 
What is filthy make thou pure, what is wounded 

work its cure, water what is parched and dry. 
Gently bend the stubborn will, warm to life the 

heart that's chill, guide who goeth erringly. 
Fill thy faithful who adore, and confess thee ever 
more, with thy sevenfold mystery. 
Here thy grace and virtue send, grant salvation in 

the end, and in heaven felicity. Amen. Alleluia. 

^ The Continuation of the HOLY GOSPEL 
according to John. St. John 10. i. 

AT that time : Jesus said unto the Pharisees : 
Verily, verily I say unto you : he that en- 
tereth not by the door into the sheep-fold, but 
climbeth up some other way, the same is a thief 
and a robber. But he that entereth in by the door 
is the shepherd of the sheep. To him the porter 
openeth, and the sheep hear his voice, and he 
calleth his own sheep by name, and leadeth them 
out. And, when he putteth forth his own sheep, 
he goeth before them : and the sheep follow him, 
for they know his voice. And a stranger will they 



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not follow, but will flee from him : for they know 
not the voice of strangers. This parable spake 
Jesus unto them. But they understood not what 
things they were which he spake unto them. Then 
said Jesus unto them again : Verily, verily I say 
unto you, I am the door of the sheep. All that ever 
came before me are thieves and robbers, but the 
sheep did not hear them. I am the door. By me if 
any man enter in, he shall be saved : and shall go 
in and out, and find pasture. The thief cometh not 
but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I am 
come that they might have life, and that they might 
have it more abundantly. The Creed is said. 

OFFERTORY. Ps. 78. The Lord opened the 
doors of heaven : he rained down manna also upon 
them for to eat : and gave them food from heaven, 
so man did eat Angels' food, alleluia. 

SECRET. 

GRANT, Lord, that the off erings r which we 
here present unto thee may cleanse us from 
all our sins : and make us worthy to be partakers 
of thy holy Sacrament. Through. 

COMMUNION. St. John 15.16 and 1 7. The Spirit 
which proceedeth from the Father, alleluia : he 
shall glorify me, alleluia, alleluia. 

POSTCOMMUNION. 

OLORD, we pray thee that thy Holy Spirit, 
who is himself the remission of all our 
iniquities, may in this heavenly Sacrament regene 
rate our souls. Through ... in the unity of the 
same Spirit. 



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EMBER WEDNESDAY IN 
WHITSUN WEEK 

Station at St. Mary Major. 

INTROIT. Deus t dum egredereris. Ps. 68. 

OGOD, when thou wentest forth before the 

people, when thou wentest through the 

wilderness, alleluia : the earth shook and the 

heavens dropped, alleluia, alleluia. Ps. ibid. Let 

God arise and let his enemies be scattered : let 
them also that hate him flee before him. y. Glory 
be. 

After the Kyrie eleison is said Let us pray, but 
Let us bow the knee is not said. 

COLLECT. 

WE beseech thee, O Lord, that the Comforter 
which proceedeth from thee may enlighten 
our minds : and lead us, as thy Son hath promised, 
into all truth. Who liveth. 

The Lesson from the Acts of the Apostles. 

Acts 2. 14. 

IN those days : Peter, standing up with the 
eleven, lifted up his voice, and said unto them : 
Ye men of Judaea, and all ye that dwell at Jerusalem, 
be this known unto you, and hearken to my words. 
For these are not drunken, as ye suppose, seeing it 
is but the third hour of the day : but this is that 
which was spoken by the prophet Joel : And it 
shall come to pass in the last days, (saith God,) I will 
pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh, and your sons 
and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young 
men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream 



Ember Wednesday in Whitsun Week D 81 

dreams. And on my servants and on my hand 
maidens I will pour out in those days of my Spirit, 
and they shall prophesy : and I will shew wonders 
in heaven above, and signs in the earth beneath ; 
blood, and fire, and vapour of smoke. The sun 
shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into 
blood, before that great and notable day of the Lord 
come. And it shall come to pass : that whosoever 
shall call on the Name of the Lord shall be saved. 

Alleluia. J. Ps. 33. By the word of the Lord 
were the heavens made, and all the hosts of them 
by the Breath of his mouth. 

Here is said Glory be to God on high, and after 
ward The Lord be with you. 

COLLECT. 

GRANT, we beseech thee, almighty and merci 
ful God: that the Holy Ghost descending on 
us may by his gracious indwelling render us a 
temple of his glory. Through ... in the unity of 
the same Spirit. 

If From to-day until Saturday inclusive, after the 
Collect of the day, is said a Collect for the Church or 
for the Chief Bishop, page D 33. 

If a Simple Feast occur, or a Feast reduced to the 
form of a Simple, the Collect for the Church or for 
the Chief Bishop is omitted. 

The Lesson for the EPISTLE from the Acts of 
the Apostles. Acts 5. 12. 

IN those days : By the hands of the Apostles 
were many signs and wonders wrought among 
the people. And they were all with one accord in 
Solomon's porch. And of the rest durst no man 
join himself to them : but the people magnified 



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them. And believers were the more added to the 
Lord, multitudes both of men and women, insomuch 
that they brought forth the sick into the streets, 
and laid them on beds and couches, that at the least 
the shadow of Peter passing by might overshadow 
some of them. There came also a multitude out of 
the cities round about unto Jerusalem, bringing 
sick folks, and them which were vexed with unclean 
spirits : and they were healed every one. 

Alleluia, alleluia. (Here genuflect.) y. Come, 
Holy Ghost, and fill the hearts of thy faithful 
people : and kindle in them the fire of thy love. 

SEQUENCE. 

COME, thou Holy Spirit, come ; and from thy 
celestial home send thy light and brilliancy. 
Come, thou father of the poor, come who givest all 

our store, come the soul's true radiancy. 
Come, of comforters the best, of the soul the sweetest 

guest, sweetly and refreshingly. 
Come, in labour rest most sweet, shade and coolness 

in the heat, comfort in adversity. 
Thou who art the Light most blest, come fulfil their 

inmost breast, who believe most faithfully. 
For without thy Godhead's dower, man hath nothing 

in his power, save to work iniquity. 
What is filthy make thou pure, what is wounded 

work its cure, water what is parched and dry. 
Gently bend the stubborn will, warm to life the 

heart that's chill, guide who goeth erringly. 
Fill thy faithful who adore, and confess thee ever 
more, with thy sevenfold mystery. 
Here thy grace and virtue send, grant salvation in 

the end, and in heaven felicity. Amen. Alleluia. 



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^ The Continuation of the HOLY GOSPEL 
according to John. St. John 6. 44. 

AT that time : Jesus said unto the multitudes 
of the Jews : No man can come to me, 
except the Father which hath sent me draw him : 
and I will raise him up at the last day. It is written 
in the Prophets : And they shall be all taught of 
God. Every man therefore that hath heard, and 
hath learned of the Father, cometh unto me. Not 
that any man hath seen the Father, save he which 
is of God, he hath seen the Father. Verily, verily, 
I say unto you : he that believeth on me hath ever 
lasting life. I am that bread of life. Your fathers 
did eat manna in the wilderness, and are dead. 
This is the bread which cometh down from heaven : 
that a man may eat thereof, and not die. I am the 
living bread which came down from heaven. If any 
man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever : and 
the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will 
give for the life of the world. The Creed is said. 

OFFERTORY. Ps. 119. My delight shall be in 
thy commandments, which I have loved exceedingly : 
my hands also will I lift up unto thy commandments, 
which I have loved, alleluia. 

SECRET. 

WE beseech thee, O Lord, mercifully to accept 
these our oblations : and vouchsafe so to 
work in us, that we, which outwardly shew forth 
thy mysteries, may inwardly celebrate the same with 
all godly and devout affections. Through. 

SECRET 2 for Church, or Chief Bishop, p. 034. 
COMMUNION. St. John 14. Peace I leave with 
you, alleluia : my peace I give unto you, alleluia, 
alleluia. 



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POSTCOMMUNION. 

OLORD, who hast suffered us to receive these 
heavenly sacraments, we humbly beseech 
thy mercy : that those things which we do shew 
forth in this life temporal, we may hereafter obtain 
in everlasting felicity. Through. 

POSTCOMMUNION 2 for Church, or Chief Bishop, 
page D 34. 

THURSDAY IN WHITSUN WEEK 

Station at St. Lawrence without the walls. 

INTRO IT. Spiritus Domini. Wis. i. 

THE Spirit of the Lord hath filled the whole 
world, alleluia : and that which containeth 
all things hath knowledge of the voice, alleluia, 
alleluia, alleluia. Ps. 68. Let God arise, and let 
his enemies be scattered : let them also that hate 
him flee before him. y. Glory be. 

COLLECT. 

GOD, who as at this time didst teach the hearts of 
thy faithful people, by the sending to them the 
light of thy Holy Spirit : grant us by the same 
Spirit to have a right judgment in all things, and 
evermore to rejoice in his holy comfort. Through 
the merits of ... in the unity of the same Spirit. 
COLLECT 2 for Church, or Chief Bishop, p. D 33. 

The Lesson for the EPISTLE from the Acts of 
the Apostles. Acts 8. 5. 

IN those days : Philip went down to the city of 
Samaria, and preached Christ unto them. And 
the people with one accord gave heed unto those 



Thursday in Whitsun Week D 85 

things which Philip spake, hearing and seeing the 
miracles which he did. For unclean spirits, crying 
with loud voice, came out of many that were pos 
sessed with them. And many taken with palsies, 
and that were lame, were healed. And there was 
great joy in that city. 

Alleluia, alleluia. J. Ps. 104. O send forth thy 
Spirit, and they shall be made : and thou shalt 
renew the face of the earth. Alleluia. (Here 
genuflect.) "f. Come, Holy Ghost, and fill the 
hearts of thy faithful people : and kindle in them 
the fire of thy love. 

SEQUENCE. 

COME, thou Holy Spirit, come ; and from thy 
celestial home send thy light and brilliancy. 
Come, thou father of the poor, come who givest all 

our store, come the soul's true radiancy. 
Come, of comforters the best, of the soul the sweetest 

guest, sweetly and refreshingly. 
Come, in labour rest most sweet, shade and coolness 

in the heat, comfort in adversity. 
Thou who art the Light most blest, come fulfil their 

inmost breast, who believe most faithfully. 
For without thy Godhead's dower, man hath nothing 

in his power, save to work iniquity. 
What is filthy make thou pure, what is wounded 

work its cure, water what is parched and dry. 
Gently bend the stubborn will, warm to life the 

heart that's chill, guide who goeth erringly. 
Fill thy faithful who adore, and confess thee ever 
more, with thy sevenfold mystery. 
Here thy grace and virtue send, grant salvation in 

the end, and in heaven felicity. Amen. Alleluia. 



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>J< The Continuation of the HOLY GOSPEL 
according to Luke. St. Luke 9. i. 

AT that time : Jesus called his twelve disciples 
together, and gave them power and authority 
over all devils, and to cure diseases. And he sent 
them to preach the kingdom of God, and to heal the 
sick. And he said unto them : Take nothing for 
your journey, neither staves, nor scrip, neither 
bread, neither money ; neither have two coats 
apiece. And whatsoever house ye enter into, there 
abide, and thence depart. And whosoever will not 
receive you : when ye go out of that city, shake 
off the very dust from your feet for a testimony 
against them. And they departed, and went through 
the towns, preaching the Gospel, and healing every 
where. The Creed is said. 

OFFERTORY. Ps. 68. Stablish the thing, O 
God, that thou hast wrought in us : for thy temple 's 
sake at Jerusalem, shall kings bring presents unto 
thee, alleluia. 

. - . 1 - '. .' . .-'-. j .- ,-- . * \. ,> 

SECRET. 

SANCTIFY, O Lord, we beseech thee, these our 
oblations : that being enlightened by the 
beams of thy Holy Spirit, our hearts may be purified 
from all evil. Through ... in the unity of the 
same Spirit. 

SECRET 2 for Church, or Chief Bishop, p. D 34. 

COMMUNION. Acts 2. Suddenly there came a 
sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, 
and it filled all the house where they were sitting, 
alleluia : and they were all filled with the Holy 



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Ghost, and began to speak the wonderful works of 
God, alleluia, alleluia. 

POSTCOMMUNION. 

WE humbly beseech thee, O Lord, that thou 
wouldest send down upon our hearts the 
healthful Spirit of thy grace : and, that we may 
bring forth fruit unto thee, pour upon us the inward 
dew of his blessing. Through ... in the unity of 
the same Spirit. 

POSTCOMMUNION 2 for Church, or Chief Bishop, 
page D 34. 



EMBER FRIDAY IN WHITSUN WEEK 

Station at the Church of the Twelve Apostle?, 

INTRO IT. Repleatur os meum. Ps. 71. 

OLET my mouth be filled with thy praise, 
alleluia : that I may sing, alleluia : my lips 
will be fain when I sing unto thee, alleluia, alleluia. 
Ps. ibid. In thee, O Lord, have I put my trust, let 
me never be put to confusion : but rid me and 
deliver me in thy righteousness, "jjfc Glory be. 

COLLECT. 

MOST merciful God, we beseech thee: that thy 
Church being joined together in the unity 
of the Holy Spirit, may be preserved evermore from 
all the assaults of the enemy. Through ... in 
the unity of the same Spirit. 

COLLECT 2 for Church, or Chief Bishop, p. D 33. 



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The Lesson for the EPISTLE from Joel the 
Prophet Joel 2. 23. 

THUS saith the Lord God : Be glad then, 
ye children of Sion, and rejoice in the 
Lord your God : for he hath given you the former 
rain moderately, and he will cause to come down 
for you the rain, the former rain, and the latter rain 
in the first month. And the floors shall be full of 
wheat, and the fats shall overflow with wine and oil. 
And ye shall eat in plenty, and be satisfied, and 
praise the Name of the Lord your God, that hath 
dealt wondrously with you : and my people shall 
never be ashamed. And ye shall know that I am 
in the midst of Israel : and that I am the Lord your 
God, and none else : and my people shall never be 
ashamed : saith the Lord Almighty. 

Alleluia, alleluia, y. Wis. 12. O how good and 
sweet, O Lord, is thy Spirit within us. Alleluia. 
(Here genuflect.) y. Come, Holy Ghost, and fill 
the hearts of thy faithful people : and kindle in 
them the fire of thy love. 

SEQUENCE. 

COME, thou Holy Spirit, come ; and from thy 
celestial home send thy light and brilliancy. 
Come, thou father of the poor, come who givest all 

our store, come the soul's true radiancy. 
Come, of comforters the best, of the soul the sweetest 

guest, sweetly and refreshingly. 
Come, in labour rest most sweet, shade and coolness 

in the heat, comfort in adversity. 
Thou who art the Light most blest, come fulfil their 

inmost breast, who believe most faithfully. 
For without thy Godhead's dower, man hath nothing 

in his power, save to work iniquity. 



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What is filthy make thou pure, what is wounded 
work its cure, water what is parched and dry. 

Gently bend the stubborn will, warm to life the 
heart that's chill, guide who goeth erringly. 

Fill thy faithful who adore, and confess thee ever 
more, with thy sevenfold mystery. 

Here thy grace and virtue send, grant salvation in 
the end, and in heaven felicity. Amen. Alleluia. 

^ The Continuation of the HOLY GOSPEL, 
according to Luke. St. Luke 5. 17. 

AT that time : It came to pass on a certain day, 
as Jesus was teaching, that there were Phari 
sees and doctors of the law sitting by, which were 
come out of every town of Galilee, and Judaea, and 
Jerusalem : and the power of the Lord was present 
to heal them. And, behold, men brought in a bed 
a man which was taken with a palsy : and they 
sought means to bring him in, and to lay him before 
him. And when they could not find by what way 
they might bring him in because of the multitude, 
they went upon the house-top, and let him down 
through the tiling with his couch into the midst 
before Jesus. And when he saw their faith, he said 
unto him : Man, thy sins are forgiven thee. And 
the scribes and the Pharisees began to reason, say 
ing : Who is this which speaketh blasphemies? 
Who can forgive sins but God alone ? But when 
Jesus perceived their thoughts, he answering said 
unto them : What reason ye in your hearts ? 
Whether is easier, to say : Thy sins be forgiven 
thee ; or to say : Rise up and walk ? But that ye 
may know that the Son of man hath power upon 
earth to forgive sins, (he said unto the sick of the 
palsy) : I say unto thee, Arise, and take up thy 



Ember Friday in Whitsun Week 

couch, and go unto thine house. And immediately 
he rose up before them, and took up that whereon 
he lay : and departed to his own house, glorifying 
God. And they were all amazed, and they glorified 
God, and were filled with fear, saying : We have 
seen strange things to-day. The Creed is said. 

OFFERTORY. Ps. 146. Praise the Lord, my 
soul : while I live will I praise the Lord : yea, as 
long as I have any being, I will sing praises unto 
my God, alleluia. 

SECRET. 

OLORD, who by thy Holy Spirit didst kindle 
the hearts of the disciples of thy Son Jesus 
Christ our Lord : grant, we pray thee, that the 
same heavenly fire may consume the sacrifice 
which we offer in thy sight. Through the same . . . 
in the unity of the same Spirit. 

SECRET 2 for Church, or Chief Bishop, p. D 34. 

COMMUNION. St. John 14. I will not leave 
you comfortless : I will come to you, alleluia : and 
your heart shall rejoice, alleluia. 

POSTCOMMUNION. 

OLORD, who hast made us partakers of the 
gifts of these holy mysteries : we humbly 
beseech thee ; that those things, which thou hast 
commanded us to do in remembrance of thee, may 
be profitable to the succour of all our infirmities. 
Who livest. 

POSTCOMMUNION 2 for Church, or Chief Bishop, 
page D 34. 



Ember Saturday in Whitsun Week D 91 
EMBER SATURDAY IN 
WHITSUN WEEK 

Station at St. Peter's. 

INTROIT. Caritas Dei. Rom. 5. 
HE love of God is shed abroad in our hearts, 



alleluia : by the Holy Ghost which is given 
unto us, alleluia, alleluia. Ps. 103. Praise the 
Lord, O my soul : and all that is within me, praise 
his holy Name. y. Glory be. 

After the Kyrie eleison is said Let us pray only, 
without Let us bow the knee, and likewise before 
the Collects following. 



o 



COLLECT. 

LORD, we pray thee, that thy Holy Spirit, 
who doth preserve us by his wisdom and 
govern us by his providence, may by thy mercy be 
poured forth upon the hearts of us thy servants. 
Through ... in the unity of the same Spirit. 

The Lesson from Joel the Prophet. Joel 2. 28. 

THUS saith the Lord God : I will pour out 
my Spirit upon all flesh : and your sons 
and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men 
shall dream dreams, your young men shall see 
visions. And also upon the servants and upon the 
handmaids in those days will I pour out my Spirit. 
And I will shew wonders in the heavens and in the 
earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke. The 
sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon 
into blood : before the great and the terrible day of 
the Lord come. And it shall come to pass : that 



092 Ember Saturday in Whitsun Week 

whosoever shall call on the Name of the Lord shall 
be delivered. 

Alleluia, y. St. John 6. It is the spirit that 
quickeneth : the flesh profiteth nothing. 

Let us pray. COLLECT. 

WE pray thee, O Lord, that, like as thy Son 
Jesus Christ came to send fire upon earth, 
and desired that it should be kindled exceedingly: 
so the same fire of thy Holy Spirit may inflame the 
hearts of us thy people. Through the same ... in 
the unity of the same Spirit. 

The Lesson from the Book of Leviticus. 

Lev. 23. 10. 

IN those days : The Lord spake unto Moses, 
saying : Speak unto the children of Israel, 
and say unto them : When ye be come into the 
land which I give unto you, and shall reap the har 
vest thereof, then ye shall bring a sheaf of the first- 
fruits of your harvest unto the priest : and he shall 
wave the sheaf before the Lord, to be accepted for 
you ; on the morrow after the sabbath the priest 
shall wave it. And ye shall count unto you from 
the morrow after the sabbath, from the day that ye 
brought the sheaf of the wave offering ; seven 
sabbaths shall be complete, even unto the morrow 
after the seventh sabbath shall ye number fifty 
days ; and ye shall offer a new meat offering unto 
the Lord. Ye shall bring out of your habitations 
two wave loaves of two tenth deals : they shall be 
of fine flour ; they shall be baken with leaven ; 
they are the first-fruits unto the Lord. And ye 
shall proclaim on the selfsame day, that it may be 
an holy convocation unto you : ye shall do no 



Ember Saturday in Whitsun Week D 93 

servile work therein. It shall be a statute for ever 
in all your dwellings throughout your generations : 
saith the Lord Almighty. 

Alleluia. J. Job 26. By his Spirit he hath 
garnished the heavens. 

Let us pray. COLLECT. 

OGOD, who for the healing of our souls hast 
commanded us to chasten our bodies with 
godly fasting : mercifully grant that we may both 
in body and soul be evermore devoutly given to 
thy service. Through. 

The Lesson from the Book of Deuteronomy. 

Deut. 26. i. 

IN those days : Moses spake unto the children 
of Israel : Hear, O Israel, what I command thee 
this day. When thou art come in unto the land 
which the Lord thy God giveth thee for an inherit 
ance, and possessest it, and dwellest therein : that 
thou shalt take of the first of all the fruit of the 
earth, which thou shalt bring of thy land that the 
Lord thy God giveth thee, and shalt put it in a 
basket, and shalt go unto the place which the Lord 
thy God shall choose to place his Name there : and 
thou shalt go unto the priest that shall be in those 
days, and say unto him : I profess this day unto 
the Lord thy God, the Lord heard our voice, and 
looked on our affliction, and our labour, and our 
oppression : and the Lord brought us forth out of 
Egypt with a mighty hand, and with an outstretched 
arm, and with great terribleness, and with signs, 
and with wonders : and he hath brought us into 
this place, and hath given us this land, even a land 
that floweth with milk and honey. And now, 



D 94 Ember Saturday in Whitsun Week 

behold, I have brought the first-fruits of the land 
which thou, O Lord, hast given me. And thou shalt 
set it before the Lord thy God : and worship before 
the Lord thy God : and thou shalt rejoice in every 
good thing which the Lord thy God hath given unto 
thee. 

Alleluia, f. Acts 2. When the day of Pentecost 
was fully come, they were all with one accord in 
one place. 

Let us pray. COLLECT. 

GRANT, we beseech thee, Almighty God : that 
we, being taught by abstinence in the way of 
salvation, may in such wise learn to refrain our 
selves from all vices, that we may readily obtain 
the pardon of thy loving kindness. Through. 
The Lesson from the Book of Leviticus. 

Lev. 26. 3. 

IN those days : The Lord said unto Moses : 
Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto 
them: If ye walk in my statutes, and keep my 
commandments, and do them, then I will give you 
rain in due season, and the land shall yield her 
increase, and the trees of the field shall yield their 
fruit. And your threshing shall reach unto the 
vintage, and the vintage shall reach unto the sowing 
time ; and ye shall eat your bread to the full, and 
dwell in your land safely. And I will give peace in 
the land : and ye shall lie down, and none shall 
make you afraid. And I will rid evil beasts out of 
the land, neither shall the sword go through your 
land. And ye shall chase your enemies, and they 
shall fall before you by the sword. And five of you 
shall chase an hundred, and an hundred of you shall 
put ten thousand to flight : and your enemies shall 



Ember Saturday in Whitsun Week D 95 

fall before you by the sword. For I will have respect 
unto you : and make you fruitful : and multiply 
you, and establish my covenant with you. And ye 
shall eat old store, and bring forth the old because 
of the new. And I will set my tabernacle among 
you, and my soul shall not abhor you. And I will 
walk among you, and will be your God, and ye shall 
be my people : saith the Lord Almighty. 

Alleluia. (Here genuflect.) f. Come, Holy 
Ghost, and fill the hearts of thy faithful people : 
and kindle in them the fire of thy love. 

Let us pray. COLLECT. 

GRANT, we beseech thee, Almighty God : that 
we may in such wise refrain ourselves from 
carnal feastings, that we may likewise abstain from 
all sins that beset us. Through. 

The Lesson from the Song of the Three Children. 
Song of the Three Children, v. 26. 

T N those days : The Angel of the Lord came down 
A into the oven together with Azarias and his 
fellows : and smote the flame of the fire out of the 
oven, and made the midst of the furnace as it had 
been a moist whistling wind. And the flame 
streamed forth above the furnace forty and nine 
cubits : and it passed through, and burned those 
Chaldeans it found about the furnace. And the fire 
touched the three not at all ; neither hurt nor 
troubled them. Then they, as out of one mouth, 
praised, glorified, and blessed God in the furnace, 
saying : 

Here Thanks be to God is not said. 

Alleluia. J. ibid. Blessed art thou, O Lord 



096 Ember Saturday in Whitsun Week 

God of our Fathers, and to be praised and exalted 
above all for ever. 

The Verse ended, Glory be to God on high is then 
said. Then J. The Lord be with you. R/. And 
with thy spirit. 

Let us pray. COLLECT. 

OGOD, who for the deliverance of the three 
children didst assuage the flames of fire : 
mercifully grant that the fiery assaults of tempta 
tion may have no power upon us thy servants. 
Through. 

COLLECT 2 for Church, or Chief Bishop, p. D 33. 

The Lesson from the EPISTLE of blessed Paul 
the Apostle to the Romans. Rom. 5. i. 

T)RETHREN : Being therefore justified by faith, 
X3 we have peace with God through our Lord 
Jesus Christ : by whom also we have access by 
faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice 
in hope of the glory of God. And not only so, but 
we glory in tribulations also : knowing that tribu 
lation worketh patience, and patience, experience, 
and experience, hope, and hope maketh not 
ashamed : because the love of God is shed abroad 
in our hearts by the Holy Ghost, which is given 
unto us. 

TRACT. Ps. 117. O praise the Lord, all ye 
heathen : praise him all ye nations, y. For his 
merciful kindness is ever more and more towards 
us : and the truth of the Lord endureth for ever. 

SEQUENCE. 

COME, thou Holy Spirit, come ; and from thy 
celestial home send thy light and brilliancy. 



Ember Saturday in Whitsun Week D 97 

Come, thou father of the poor, come who givest all 
our store, come the soul's true radiancy. 

Come, of comforters the best, of the soul the sweetest 
guest, sweetly and refreshingly. 

Come, in labour rest most sweet, shade and coolness 
in the heat, comfort in adversity. 

Thou who art the Light most blest, come fulfil their 
inmost breast, who believe most faithfully. 

For without thy Godhead's dower, man hath nothing 
in his power, save to work iniquity. 

What is filthy make thou pure, what is wounded 
work its cure, water what is parched and dry. 

Gently bend the stubborn will, warm to life the 
heart that's chill, guide who goeth erringly. 

Fill thy faithful who adore, and confess thee ever 
more, with thy sevenfold mystery. 

Here thy grace and virtue send, grant salvation in 
the end, and in heaven felicity. Amen. Alleluia. 

^ The Continuation of the HOLY GOSPEL 
according to Luke. St. Luke 4. 38. 

AT that time : Jesus arose out of the synagogue, 
and entered into Simon's house. And Simon's 
wife's mother was taken with a great fever : and 
they besought him for her. And he stood over her, 
and rebuked the fever : and it left her. And im 
mediately she arose and ministered unto them. 
Now when the sun was setting, all they that had 
any sick with divers diseases brought them unto 
him. And he laid his hands on every one of them, 
and healed them. And devils also came out of 
many, crying out, and saying : Thou art Christ, 
the Son of God. And he, rebuking them, suffered 
them not to speak, for they knew that he was Christ. 



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And when it was day, he departed and went into a 
desert place, and the people sought him, and came 
unto him: and stayed him, that he should not 
depart from them. And he said unto them : I must 
preach the kingdom of God to other cities also : 
for therefore am I sent. And he preached in the 
synagogues of Galilee. The Creed is said. 

OFFERTORY. Ps. 88. O Lord God of my 
salvation, I have cried day and night before thee: 
O Lord, let my prayer enter into thy presence, 
alleluia. 

SECRET. 

/^^RANT, O Lord, we pray thee : that to the 
vJT rendering of our abstinence acceptable in 
thy sight, we may, by the power of this holy Sacra 
ment, be enabled to present our hearts unto thee in 
perfect purity. Through. 

SECRET 2 for Church, or Chief Bishop, p. D 34. 

COMMUNION. St. John 3. The Spirit breatheth 
where he listeth : and thou hearest his voice, 
alleluia, alleluia : but knowest not whence he 
cometh, and whither he goeth, alleluia, alleluia, 
alleluia. 

POSTCOMMUNION. 

GRANT, O Lord, we pray thee, that thy holy 
mysteries may kindle our hearts with 
heavenly fire : that we may evermore have our 
delight in the performance of the same and in 
bringing forth the fruits thereof. Through. 

POSTCOMMUNION 2 for Church, or Chief Bishop, 
page D 34. 

1f After Mass ends Eastertide. 



Prayers in Ember Weeks D 99 
PRAYERS 

To be said in Ember Weeks, at the Priest's 
discretion, for those that are to be admitted into 
Holy Orders. 

ALMIGHTY GOD, our heavenly Father, who 
JT\. hast purchased to thyself an universal Church 
by the precious Blood of thy dear Son : mercifully 
look upon the same, and at this time so guide and 
govern the minds of thy servants the Bishops and 
Pastors of thy flock, that they may lay hands 
suddenly on no man, but faithfully and wisely make 
choice of fit persons to serve in the sacred Ministry 
of thy Church. And to those which shall be 
ordained to any holy function give thy grace and 
heavenly benediction ; that both by their life and 
doctrine they may set forth thy glory, and set 
forward the salvation of all men. Through. 

A LMIGHTY GOD, the giver of all good gifts, 
2\. who of thy divine providence hast appointed 
divers Orders in thy Church : give thy grace, we 
humbly beseech thee, to all those who are to be 
called to any office and administration in the same ; 
and so replenish them with the truth of thy doc 
trine, and endue them with innocency of life, that 
they may faithfully serve before thee, to the glory 
of thy great Name, and the benefit of thy holy 
Church. Through. 



DIOI 

TRINITY SUNDAY 

INTROIT. Benedicta sit. Tob. 12. 

BLESSED be the holy Trinity, and the un 
divided Unity : we will confess him, because 
he hath shewed his mercy upon us. Ps. 8. O 
Lord our Governour : how excellent is thy Name 
in all the world, f. Glory be. 


COLLECT. 
\ LMIGHTY and everlasting God, who hast 



given unto us thy servants grace, by the 
confession of a true faith, to acknowledge the 
glory of the eternal Trinity, and in the power of 
the Divine Majesty to worship the Unity : we 
beseech thee ; that, thou wouldest keep us steadfast 
in this faith, and evermore defend us from all 
adversities. Who livest and reignest. 

The Lesson for the EPISTLE from the book of 
the Revelation of blessed John the Apostle. 

Rev. 4. i. 

IN those days : I looked, and behold, a door was 
opened in heaven : and the first voice which 
I heard was as it were of a trumpet talking with 
me ; which said : Come up hither, and I will shew 
thee things which must be hereafter. And imme 
diately I was in the spirit ; and behold, a throne 
was set in heaven, and one sat on the throne : 
and he that sat was to look upon like a jasper and 
a sardine stone : and there was a rainbow round 
about the throne, in sight like unto an emerald. 
And round about the throne were four and twenty 
seats ; and upon the seats I saw four and twenty 
elders sitting, clothed in white raiment ; and they 



D 102 Trinity Sunday 

had on their heads crowns of gold : and out of the 
throne proceeded lightnings and thunderings and 
voices. And there were seven lamps of fire burning 
before the throne, which are the seven spirits of 
God. And before the throne there was a sea of 
glass like unto crystal : and in the midst of the 
throne, and round about the throne, were four 
beasts full of eyes before and behind. And the 
first beast was like a lion, and the second beast like, 
a calf, and the third beast had a face as a man, and 
the fourth beast was like a flying eagle. And the 
four beasts had each of them six wings about him ; 
and they were full of eyes within : and they rest 
not day and night, saying : Holy, holy, holy, Lord 
God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come. 
And when those beasts give glory and honour 
and thanks to him that sat on the throne, who 
liveth for ever and ever, the four and twenty elders 
fall down before him that sat on the throne, and 
worship him that liveth for ever and ever, and cast 
their crowns before the throne, saying : Thou art 
worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and 
power ; for thou hast created all things, and for 
thy pleasure they are, and were created. 

GRADUAL. Dan. 3. Blessed art thou, that 
beholdest the depths, and sittest upon the Cherubim. 
y. Blessed art thou, O Lord, in the firmament of 
heaven : and above all to be praised and glorified 
for ever. 

Alleluia, alleluia. J. Blessed art thou, O Lord 
God of our fathers : and to be praised and exalted 
above all for ever. Alleluia. 

>J< The Continuation of the HOLY GOSPEL 
according to John. St. John 3. i. 



Trinity Sunday D 103 

AT that time : There was a man of the 
Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the 
Jews : the same came to Jesus by night, and said 
unto him : Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher 
come from God : for no man can do these miracles 
that thou doest, except God be with him. Jesus 
answered and said unto him : Verily, verily I say 
unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot 
see the kingdom of God. Nicodemus saith unto 
him : How can a man be born when he is old ? 
can he enter the second time into his mother's 
womb, and be born ? Jesus answered : Verily, 
verily I say unto thee, Except a man be born of 
water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the 
kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh 
is flesh ; and that which is born of the Spirit is 
spirit. Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must 
be born again. The wind bloweth where it listeth, 
and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell 
whence it cometh, and whither it goeth ; so is 
every one that is born of the Spirit. Nicodemus 
answered and said unto him : How can these 
things be ? Jesus answered and said unto him : 
Art thou a master of Israel, and knowest not these 
things ? Verily, verily I say unto thee, We speak 
that we do know, and testify that we have seen ; 
and ye receive not our witness. If I have told you 
earthly things, and ye believe not ; how shall ye 
believe, if I tell you of heavenly things ? And no 
man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came 
down from heaven, even the Son of man, who is 
in heaven. And as Moses lifted up the serpent in 
the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be 
lifted up : that whosoever believeth in him should 
not perish, but have eternal life. The Creed is said. 



Dio4 Trinity Sunday 

OFFERTORY. Tob. 12. Blessed be God the 
Father, and the only-begotten Son of God, and 
likewise the Holy Spirit : for he hath shewed his 
mercy upon us. 

SECRET. 

OLORD GOD ALMIGHTY, we humbly beseech 
thee, that by the power of thy holy Name, 
thou wouldest vouchsafe to sanctify this oblation of 
our sacrifice : that we may thereby be enabled 
evermore to present ourselves unto thee to be an 
oblation acceptable in thy sight. Through. 

PREFACE of the Most Holy Trinity. 

COMMUNION. Tob. 12. We bless the God of 
heaven, and extol him before all the living : for he 
hath shewed his mercy upon us. 

POSTCOMMUNION. 

O ETERNAL LORD GOD, who hast given unto 
us to acknowledge the holy and eternal 
Trinity to be likewise one undivided Unity : merci 
fully grant, that we, who have now received thy 
holy sacraments, may thereby be preserved from 
all evil both in body and soul. Through. 




D 105 
PRAYERS 

To be said daily from Trinity Sunday exclusive 
until Advent exclusive, at every Mass, whether of 
the Season or of the Saints, except upon Double 
Feasts or within Octaves. 

Of the Saints. COLLECT. 

DEFEND us, O Lord, we beseech thee, from all 
dangers both of body and soul : and at the 
intercession of the blessed and glorious ever-Virgin 
Mary, Mother of God, of blessed Joseph, of thy holy 
Apostles Peter and Paul, of blessed (George) and of 
all thy Saints, grant us thy saving health and peace ; 
that being defended from all adversities and all false 
doctrines, thy Church may serve thee in freedom 
and quietness. Through the same. 

In this Prayer the names of the holy Angels and 
of Saint John Baptist are placed before Saint Joseph. 

Of the Saints. SECRET. 

/^ RACIOUSLY hear us, O God of our salvation, 
VJ and by the power of this Sacrament defend 
us from all dangers both of body and soul : grant 
ing us in this world the succour of thy grace, and 
in the world to come life everlasting. Through. 

Of the Saints. POSTCOMMUNION. 

GRANT, we beseech thee, O Lord, that the gifts 
now offered by us in these holy mysteries 
may evermore cleanse and defend us : that, at the 
intercession of the blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of 
God, of blessed Joseph, of thy holy Apostles Peter 
and Paul, of blessed (George) and of all thy Saints ; 
we may be absolved from all our offences and 
defended against all adversities. Through the same. 



D 107 
THE COMMEMORATION OF THE 

MOST HOLY BODY OF 
OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST 

COMMONLY CALLED 

CORPUS CHRISTI 

INTROIT. Cibavit eos. Ps. 81. 

HE fed them also with the finest wheat flour, 
alleluia : and with honey from the rock 
hath he satisfied them, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia. 
Ps. ibid. Sing we merrily unto God our strength : 
make a cheerful noise unto the God of Jacob. 
y. Glory be. 

COLLECT. 

OGOD, who in a wonderful Sacrament hast 
ordained unto us a memorial of thy passion : 
grant us, we beseech thee, so to worship the sacred 
mysteries of thy Body and Blood ; that we may ever 
feel within ourselves the fruits of thy redemption : 
Who livest and reignest with God the Father, 
in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever One God. 

The Lesson from the former EPISTLE of blessed 
Paul the Apostle to the Corinthians. 

i Cor. n. 23. 

T)RETHREN : For I have received of the Lord 
1J that which also I delivered unto you : that the 
Lord Jesus, the same night in which he was be 
trayed, took bread, and when he had given thanks, 
he brake it, and said : Take, eat : this is my Body, 
which is broken for you : this do in remembrance 
of me. After the same manner also he took the cup, 
when he had supped, saying : This cup is the new 



D 108 Corpus Christi 

testament in my Blood : this do ye, as oft as ye 
drink it, in remembrance of me. For as often as ye 
eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do shew the 
Lord's death, till he come. Wherefore whosoever 
shall eat this bread, and drink this cup of the Lord, 
unworthily, shall be guilty of the Body and Blood 
of the Lord. But let a man examine himself, and so 
let him eat of that bread, and drink of that cup. 
For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, 
eateth and drinketh damnation to himself : not 
discerning the Lord's Body. 

GRADUAL. Ps. 145. The eyes of all wait upon 
thee, O Lord : and thou givest them their meat in 
due season, y. Thou openest thine hand : and 
fillest all things living with plenteousness. 

Alleluia, alleluia, y. St. John 6. My Flesh is 
meat indeed, and my Blood is drink indeed : he that 
eateth my Flesh and drinketh my Blood, dwelleth 
in me, and I in him. \ 

SEQUENCE. 
Lauda Sion Salvatorem. 

E.UD, Sion, thy Salvation, laud with hymns of 
exultation Christ, thy King and Shepherd true : 

Spend thyself, his honour raising, who surpasseth 
all thy praising ; never canst thou reach his due. 

Sing to-day, the mystery showing of the living, life- 
bestowing Bread from heaven before thee set ; 

E'en the same of old provided, where the Twelve, 
divinely guided, at the holy Table met. 

Full and clear ring out thy chanting, joy nor sweetest 
grace be wanting to thy heart and soul to-day ; 

When we gather up the measure of that Supper and 
its treasure, keeping feast in glad array. 



Corpus Christi D 109 

Lo, the new King's Table gracing, this new Passover 
of blessing hath fulfilled the elder rite : 

Now the new the old effaceth, truth revealed the 
shadow chaseth, day is breaking on the night. 

What he did at Supper seated, Christ ordained to be 
repeated, his memorial ne'er to cease : 

And, his word for guidance taking, bread and wine 
we hallow, making thus our Sacrifice of peace. 

This the truth to Christians given bread becomes his 
Flesh from heaven, wine becomes his holy Blood. 

Doth it pass thy comprehending ? Yet by faith, thy 
sight transcending, wondrous things are under 
stood. 

Yea, beneath these signs are hidden glorious things 
to sight forbidden: look not on the outward sign. 

Wine is poured and Bread is broken, but in either 
sacred token Christ is here by power divine. 

Whoso of this Food partaketh, rendeth not the Lord 
nor breaketh : Christ is whole to all that taste. 

Thousands are, as one, receivers, one, as thousands 
of believers, takes the Food that cannot wasted 

Good and evil men are sharing one repast, a doom 
preparing varied as the heart of man ; 

Doom of life or death awarded, as their days shall 
be recorded which from one beginning ran. 

When the Sacrament is broken, doubt not in each 
severed token, hallowed by the word once spoken, 
resteth all the true content : 

Nought the precious Gift divideth, breaking but the 
sign betideth, he himself the same abideth, 
nothing of his fulness spent. 



Duo Corpus Christi 

Lo ! the Angels' Food is given to the pilgrim who 
hath striven ; see the children's Bread from 
heaven, which to dogs may not be cast ; 

Truth the ancient types fulfilling, Isaac bound, a 
victim willing, Paschal lamb, its life-blood spilling, 
Manna sent in ages past. 

O true Bread, good Shepherd, tend us, Jesu, of thy 
love befriend us, thou refresh us, thou defend us, 
thine eternal goodness send us in the land of 
life to see ; 

Thou who all things canst and knowest, who on 
earth such Food bestowest, grant us with thy 
Saints, though lowest, where the heavenly Feast 
thou showest, fellow-heirs and guests to be. 

Amen. Alleluia. 

^ The Continuation of the HOLY GOSPEL 
according to John. St. John 6. 55. 

AT that time : Jesus said unto the multitude of 
JL\. the Jews : My Flesh is meat indeed, and my 
Blood is drink indeed. He that eateth my Flesh, 
and drinketh my Blood, dwelleth in me, and I in 
him. As the living Father hath sent me, and I live 
by the Father, so he that eateth me, even he shall 
live by me. This is that bread which came down 
from heaven : not as your fathers did eat manna, 
and are dead. He that eateth of this bread shall 
live for ever. The Creed is said. 

OFFERTORY. Lev. 21. The priests of the 
Lord do offer the offerings of the Lord made by fire 
and the bread of their God : therefore they shall be 
holy unto their God, and not profane the Name of 
their God, alleluia. 



Corpus Christi Dm 

SECRET. 

WE beseech thee, O Lord, that like as we in 
these our oblations do shew forth in a 
mystery the unity and concord of thy Church : so 
thou wouldest ever mercifully bestow upon her 
these thy blessings. Through. 

PREFACE of the Nativity, which is said through 
out the Octave. 

COMMUNION, i Cor. n. As often as ye do eat 
of this bread, and drink of this cup, ye do shew the 
Lord's death till he come : wherefore, whosoever 
shall eat of this br^ad, and drink of this cup of the 
Lord, unworthily, shall be guilty of the Body and 
Blood of the Lord, alleluia. 

POSTCOMMUNION. 

/^ RANT, we beseech thee, Lord, that we who 
\^J in these outward tokens have been made 
partakers of thy most precious Body and Blood : 
may after this life be replenished with the fruition 
of thy glorious Godhead : Who livest and reignest 
with God the Father. 

^T During the Octave the same Mass is said, and 
nothing of any Feast, unless a Double of the first class 
occur, and then a Commemoration is made of the 
Octave. On the Octave-day no other Mass is said, 
save of the Nativity of St. John Baptist or the Feast 
of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul (if either occur), 
with a Commemoration of the Octave. 

During the Octave the second Collect shall be of 
St. Mary the Virgin, the third, For the Church or 
for the Chief Bishop, page D 33. 

And if a Vigil occur within it, Mass is said of the 
Octave with a Commemoration of the Vigil. 



D ii2 1st Sunday after Trinity 

1ST SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY, 

COMMONLY CALLED 

. THE SUNDAY WITHIN THE 
OCTAVE OF CORPUS CHRISTI 

INTROIT. Domine, in tua misericordia. Ps. 13. 

OLORD, my trust is in thy mercy : and my 
heart is joyful in thy salvation : I will sing 
of the Lord, because he hath dealt so lovingly with 
me. Ps. ibid. How long wilt thou forget me, O 
Lord, for ever ? how long wilt thou hide thy face 
from me ? f. Glory be. 

COLLECT. 

OGOD, the strength of all them that put their 
trust in thee, mercifully accept our prayers : 
and because through the weakness of our mortal 
nature we can do no good thing without thee, 
grant us the help of thy grace ; that in keeping of 
thy commandments, we may please thee both in 
will and deed. Through. 

2. Of the Octave of Corpus Christi. COLLECT. 
O God, who, page D 107. 

The Lesson from the first EPISTLE of blessed 
John the Apostle. I St. John 4. 7. 

BELOVED : Let us love one another : for love 
is of God, and every one that loveth is born 
of God, and knoweth God. He that loveth not 
knoweth not God ; for God is love. In this was 
manifested the love of God towards us, because 
that God sent his only-begotten Son into the world, 



1st Sunday after Trinity D 113 

that we might live through him. Herein is love : 
not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and 
sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. 
Beloved, if God so loved us : we ought also to love 
one another. No man hath seen God at any time. 
If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and his 
love is perfected in us. Hereby know we that we 
dwell in him, and he in us ; because he hath given 
us of his Spirit. And we have seen, and do testify, 
that the Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of 
the world. Whosoever shall confess, that Jesus is 
the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he in 
God. And we have known, and believed the love 
that God hath to us. God is love : and he that 
dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him. 
Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have 
boldness in the day of judgment : because as he 
is, so are we in this world. There is no fear in 
love : but perfect love casteth out fear, because 
fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made 
perfect in love. We love him, because he first 
loved us. If a man say, I love God, and hateth his 
brother, he is a liar. For he that loveth not his 
brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God 
whom he hath not seen ? And this commandment 
have we from him : that he who loveth God love 
his brother also. 

GRADUAL. Ps. 41. I said : Lord, be merciful 
unto me : heal my soul, for I have sinned against 
thee. y. Blessed is he that considereth the poor 
and needy : the Lord shall deliver him in the time 
of trouble. 

Alleluia, alleluia, y. Ps. 5. Ponder my words, 
Lord : consider my meditation. Alleluia. 



D ii4 Is * Sunday after Trinity 

^ The Continuation of the HOLY GOSPEL 
according to Luke. St. Luke 16. 19. 

AT that time : Jesus spake this parable unto 
his disciples : There was a certain rich man, 
which was clothed in purple and fine linen, and 
fared sumptuously every day. And there was a 
certain beggar named Lazarus, which was laid at 
his gate full of sores, and desiring to be fed with 
the crumbs which fell from the rich man's table : 
moreover the dogs came and licked his sores. And 
it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was 
carried by the angels into Abraham's bosom. The 
rich man also died, and was buried : and in hell he 
lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth 
Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom. And 
he cried and said : Father Abraham, have mercy 
on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip 
of his finger in water, and cool my tongue : for I 
am tormented in this flame. But Abraham said : 
Son, remember that thou in thy life-time receivedst 
thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things : 
but now he is comforted, and thou art tormented. 
And besides all this, between us and you there is a 
great gulf fixed : so that they who would pass 
from hence to you cannot ; neither can they pass 
to us, that would come from thence. Then he said : 
I pray thee therefore, father, that thou wouldest 
send him to my father's house : for I have five 
brethren ; that he may testify unto them, lest they 
also come into this place of torment. Abraham 
saith unto him : They have Moses and the pro 
phets ; let them hear them. And he said : Nay, 
father Abraham, but if one went unto them from 
the dead, they will repent. And he said unto him : 



i st Sunday after Trinity D 1 15 

If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither 
will they be persuaded, though one rose from 
the dead. 

OFFERTORY. Ps. 5. O hearken thou unto the 
voice of my calling, my King and my God : for 
unto thee, Lord, will I make my prayer. 

SECRET. 

WE beseech thee, O Lord, graciously to accept 
this our sacrifice which we offer unto thee : 
that the same may effectually avail for our succour 
unto everlasting life. Through. 

Of the Octave of Corpus Christi. SECRET. We 
beseech thee, page Dm. 

COMMUNION. Ps. 9. I will speak of all thy 
marvellous works : I will be glad and rejoice in 
thee : yea, my songs will I make of thy Name, O 
thou Most Highest. 

POSTCOMMUNION. 

OLORD, who hast vouchsafed to fulfil us with 
thy wondrous bounty : grant, we beseech 
thee, that we receiving these gifts of our redemption 
may never cease from shewing forth thy praises. 
Through. 

Of the Octave of Corpus Christi. POSTCOM 
MUNION. Grant, we beseech thee, page Dm. 



D n6 2nd Sunday after Trinity 

2ND SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY 
INTROIT. Foetus est Dominus. Ps. 18. 

THE Lord was my upholder, he brought me 
forth also into a place of liberty : he brought 
me forth, even because he had a favour unto me. 
Ps. ibid. I will love thee, O Lord, my strength : 
the Lord is my stony rock, my defence, and my 
Saviour, y. Glory be. 

COLLECT. 

OLORD, who never failest to help and govern 
them whom thou dost bring up in thy steadfast 
fear and love : keep us, we beseech thee, under 
the protection of thy good providence, and make 
us to have a perpetual fear and love of thy holy 
Name. Through. 

COLLECT 2 of the Saints, page D 105 ; 3 ad lib. 

The Lesson from the first EPISTLE of blessed 
John the Apostle. i St. John 3. 13. 

BRETHREN : Marvel not, if the world hate 
you. We know, that we have passed from 
death unto life, because we love the brethren. He 
that loveth not his brother, abideth in death : 
whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer. And 
ye know that no murderer hath eternal life abiding 
in him. Hereby perceive we the love of God, 
because he laid down his life for us : and we ought 
to lay down our lives for the brethren. But whoso 
hath this world's good, and seeth his brother have 
need, and shutteth up his bowels of compassion 
from him : how dwelleth the love of God in him ? 
My little children, let us not love in word, neither 
in tongue, but in deed, and in truth. And hereby 



2nd Sunday after Trinity D 117 

we know that we are of the truth, and shall assure 
our hearts before him. For if our heart condemn 
us, God is greater than our heart, and knoweth all 
things. Beloved, if our heart condemn us not, 
then have we confidence towards God. And 
whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, because we 
keep his commandments, and do those things that 
are pleasing in his sight. And this is his com 
mandment : That we should believe on the Name 
of his Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, as 
he gave us commandment. And he that keepeth 
his commandments dwelleth in him, and he in 
him : and hereby we know that he abideth in us, 
by the Spirit which he hath given us. 

GRADUAL. Ps. 120. When I was in trouble I 
called upon the Lord : and he heard me. y. De 
liver my soul, O Lord, from lying lips, and from a 
deceitful tongue. 

Alleluia, alleluia. J. Ps. 7. Lord my God, in 
thee have I put my trust : save me from all them 
that persecute me, and deliver me. Alleluia. 

^ The 'Continuation of the HOLY GOSPEL 
according to Luke. St. Luke 14. 16. 

A that time : Jesus spake unto the Pharisees 
this parable : A certain man made a great 
supper, and bade many : and sent his servant at 
supper-time to say to them that were bidden : 
Come, for all things are now ready. And they all 
with one consent began to make excuse. The first 
said unto him : I have bought a piece of ground, 
and I must needs go, and see it : I pray thee, have 
me excused. And another said : I have bought 
five yoke of oxen, and I go to prove them : I pray 
thee, have me excused. And another said : I have 



D n8 2nd Sunday after Trinity 

married a wife, and therefore I cannot come. So 
that servant came and shewed his lord these things. 
Then the master of the house being angry, said to 
his servant : Go out quickly into the streets, and 
lanes of the city, and bring in hither the poor, and 
the maimed, and the halt, and the blind. And the 
servant said : Lord, it is done as thou hast com 
manded, and yet there is room. And the lord said 
unto the servant : Go out into the highways and 
hedges : and compel them to come in, that my 
house may be filled. For I say unto you, that none 
of those men which were bidden, shall taste of my 
supper. The Creed is said. 

OFFERTORY. Ps. 6. Turn thee, O Lord, and 
deliver my soul : O save me for thy mercy's sake. 

SECRET. 

GRANT, O Lord, that the oblation which we 
consecrate unto thy Name may cleanse us 
from all our sins : and daily renew us to the 
attainment of heavenly life. Through. 

SECRET 2 of the Saints, page D 105 ; sad lib. 

COMMUNION. Ps. 13. I will sing of the Lord, 
because he hath dealt so lovingly with me : yea, 
I will praise the Name of the Lord Most Highest. 



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POSTCOMMUNION. 

LORD, who hast here vouchsafed unto us to 
be partakers of thy bounty : grant, we 
beseech thee, that we may so continue to draw 
near unto the same, that, growing more and more 
in grace, we may attain in the end to everlasting 
life. Through. 



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3RD SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY 

INTROIT. Respice in me. Ps. 25. 
URN thee unto me, and have mercy upon me, 



O Lord : for I am desolate, and in misery : 
look upon my adversity and misery : and forgive 
me all my sin, O my God. Ps. ibid. Unto thee, 
O Lord, will I lift up my soul : my God, I have 
put my trust in thee, let me not be confounded. 
f. Glory be. 

COLLECT. 

OLORD, we beseech thee mercifully to hear 
us : and grant that we, to whom thou hast 
given an hearty desire to pray, may by thy mighty 
aid be defended and comforted in all dangers and 
adversities. Through. 

COLLECT 2 of the Saints, page D 105 ; 3 ad lib. 

The Lesson from the former EPISTLE of blessed 
Peter the Apostle. I St. Peter 5. 5. 

DEARLY beloved : All of you be subject one 
to another, and be clothed with humility : 
for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the 
humble. Humble yourselves therefore under the 
mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due 
time ; casting all your care upon him, for he 
careth for you. Be sober, be vigilant : because 
your adversary the devil as a roaring lion walketh 
about, seeking whom he may devour : whom 
resist stedfast in the faith : knowing that the same 



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afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that 
are in the world. But the God of all grace, who 
hath called us into his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, 
after that ye have suffered a while, make you 
perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you. To him 
be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen. 

GRADUAL. Ps. 55. O cast thy burden upon 
the Lord : and he shall nourish thee. y. When 
I cried unto the Lord, he heard my voice : from 
the battle that was against me. 

Alleluia, alleluia. ~f. Ps. 7. God is a righteous 
judge, strong and patient, and God is provoked 
every day. Alleluia. 

^ The Continuation of the HOLY GOSPEL 
according to Luke. St. Luke 15. i. 

A' that time : There drew near unto Jesus all 
the Publicans and sinners for to hear him. 
And the Pharisees and Scribes murmured, saying : 
This man receiveth sinners, and eateth with them. 
And he spake this parable unto them, saying : 
What man of you having an hundred sheep : if 
he lose one of them, doth not leave the ninety and 
nine in the wilderness, and go after that which is 
lost, until he find it ? And when he hath found it, 
he layeth it on his shoulders, rejoicing : and when 
he cometh home, he calleth together his friends 
and neighbours, saying unto them : Rejoice with 
me, for I have found my sheep which was lost. 
I say unto you, that likewise joy shall be in heaven 
over one sinner that repenteth, more than over 
ninety and nine just persons, which need no 
repentance. Either what woman having ten 
pieces of silver, if she lose one piece, doth not light 



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a candle, and sweep the house, and seek diligently 
till she find it ? And when she hath found it, she 
calleth her friends and her neighbours together, 
saying : Rejoice with me, for I have found the 
piece which I had lost. Likewise, I say unto you : 
There is joy in the presence of the Angels of God 
over one sinner that repenteth. The Creed is said. 

OFFERTORY. Ps. 9. They that know thy 
Name will put their trust in thee : for thou, Lord, 
hast never failed them that seek thee : O praise 
the Lord, which dwelleth in Sion : for he forgetteth 
not the complaint of the poor. 

SECRET. 

SANCTIFY, Lord, we beseech thee, the 
oblations which we offer unto thee : and 
mercifully grant that they may be made unto us 
the Body and Blood of thine only-begotten Son. 
Who liveth. 

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COMMUNION. St. Luke 15. I say unto you : 
There is joy "in the presence of the Angels of God 
over one sinner that repenteth. 

POSTCOMMUNION. 

WE beseech thee, O Lord, that we which have 
received these holy mysteries may by their 
power be cleansed from all our iniquities : and 
evermore be filled with the bounteous gifts of thy 
grace. Through. 

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4TH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY 

INTROIT. Dominus illuminatio mea. Ps. 27. 
HE Lord is my light, and my salvation, whom 



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then shall I fear ? the Lord is the strength 
of my life, of whom then shall I be afraid ? When 
mine enemies came upon me, they stumbled and 
fell. Ps. ibid. Though an host of men were laid 
against me : yet shall not my heart be afraid. 
y. Glory be. 

COLLECT. 

OGOD, the protector of all that trust in thee, 
without whom nothing is strong, nothing is 
holy : increase and multiply upon us thy mercy ; 
that, thou being our ruler and guide, we may so 
pass through things temporal, that we finally lose 
not the things eternal : Grant this, O heavenly 
Father, for Jesus Christ's sake our Lord. Who 
liveth. 

COLLECT 2 of the Saints, page D 105 ; 3 ad lib. 

The Lesson from the EPISTLE of blessed Paul 
the Apostle to the Romans. Rom. 8. 18. 

T) RETHREN : I reckon, that the sufferings oi 
J3 this present time are not worthy to be com 
pared with the glory, which shall be revealed in us. 
For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth 
for the manifestation of the sons of God. For the 
creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, 
but by reason of him, who hath subjected the same 
in hope : because the creature itself also shall be 
delivered from the bondage of corruption, into the 
glorious liberty of the children of God. For we 
know that the whole creation groaneth, and 



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travaileth in pain together until now. And not 
only they, but ourselves also which have the first- 
fruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within 
ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the re 
demption of our body : in Christ Jesus our Lord. 

GRADUAL. Ps. 79. Be merciful unto our sins, 
O Lord : wherefore do the heathen say : Where 
is now their God ? y. Help us, O God of our 
salvation : and for the glory of thy Name, deliver 
us, O Lord. 

Alleluia, alleluia, y. Ps. 9. Thou, O God, are 
set in the throne that judgest right : be thou the 
refuge of the opprest in due time of trouble. Alleluia. 

>J< The Continuation of the HOLY GOSPEL 
according to Luke. St. Luke 6. 36. 

AT that time : Jesus said to his disciples : Be 
ye therefore merciful, as your Father also is 
merciful. Judge not, and ye shall not be judged : 
condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned : 
forgive, and ye shall be forgiven : give, and it shall 
be given unto you : good measure, pressed down, 
and shaken together, and running over, shall men 
give into your bosom. For with the same measure 
that ye mete withal, it shall be measured to you 
again. And he spake a parable unto them, Can 
the blind lead the blind ? shall they not both fall 
into the ditch ? The disciple is not above his 
master : but every one that is perfect shall be as 
his master. And why beholdest thou the mote 
that is in thy brother's eye, but perceivest not the 
beam that is in thine own eye ? Either how canst 
thou say to thy brother : Brother, let me pull out 
the mote that is in thine eye, when thou thyself 
beholdest not the beam that is in thine own eye ? 



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Thou hypocrite, cast out first the beam out of thine 
own eye, and then shaft thou see clearly to pull 
out the mote that is in thy brother's eye. Creed. 

OFFERTORY. Ps. 13. Lighten mine eyes, that 
I sleep not in death : lest mine enemy say : I have 
prevailed against him. 

SECRET. 

REGARD, O Lord, we pray thee, the prayers 
and oblations of thy Church : and grant that 
they may ever be profitable for the salvation and 
sanctification of us thy faithful people. Through. 

SECRET 2 of the Saints, page D 105 ; 3 ad lib. 

COMMUNION. Ps. 18. The Lord is my stony 
rock, and my defence : my Saviour, my God, and 
my might. 

POSTCOMMUNION. 

pray thee, O Lord, that we being quickened 
by these mysteries which we have received, 
may thereby be cleansed from all our sins : and 
made ready for the obtaining of thy everlasting 
mercy. Through. 

POSTCOMMUNION 2 of the Saints, page D 105 ; 
3 ad lib. 

5TH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY 

INTROIT. Exaudi, Domine. Ps. 27. 

HEARKEN unto my voice, O Lord, when I 
cry unto thee : thou hast been my succour, 
leave me not, neither forsake me, O God of 
my salvation. Ps. ibid. The Lord is my light, 



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and my salvation : whom then shall I fear ? 
y. Glory be. 

COLLECT. 

ARRANT, O Lord, we beseech thee : that the 
\^f course of this world may be so peaceably 
ordered by thy governance ; that thy Church may 
joyfully serve thee in all godly quietness. Through. 

COLLECT 2 of the Saints, page D 105 ; 3 ad lib. 

The Lesson from the former EPISTLE of blessed 
Peter the Apostle. I St. Peter 3. 8. 

DEARLY beloved : Be ye all of one mind, 
having compassion one of another, love as 
brethren, be pitiful, be courteous : not rendering 
evil for evil, or railing for railing, but contrariwise 
blessing : knowing that ye are thereunto called, 
that ye should inherit a blessing. For he that will 
love life, and see good days, let him refrain his 
tongue from evil, and his lips, that they speak no 
guile. Let him eschew evil, and do good : let him 
seek peace, and ensue it. For the eyes of the Lord 
are over the righteous, and his ears are open unto 
their prayers : but the face of the Lord is against 
them that do evil. And who is he that will harm 
you, if ye be followers of that which is good ? But, 
and if ye suffer for righteousness' sake, happy are 
, ye. And be not afraid of their terror : neither 
be troubled. But sanctify the Lord God in your 
hearts. 

GRADUAL. Ps. 84. Behold, O God, our de 
fender : and look upon thy servants, "f. O Lord 
God of Hosts, hear the prayer of thy servants. 

Alleluia, alleluia. J. Ps. 20. The king shall 



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rejoice in thy strength, O Lord : exceeding glad 
shall he be of thy salvation. Alleluia. 

^ The Continuation of the HOLY GOSPEL 
according to Luke. St. Luke 5. I. 

AT that time : As the people pressed upon 
Jesus, to hear the word of God, he stood by 
the lake of Gennesaret, and saw two ships standing 
by the lake : but the fishermen were gone out of 
them, and were washing their nets. And he entered 
into one of the ships, which was Simon's, and 
prayed him that he would thrust out a little from 
the land. And he sat down, and taught the people 
out of the ship. Now when he had left speaking, 
he said unto .Simon : Launch out into the deep, 
and let down your nets for a draught. And Simon 
answering said unto him : Master, we have toiled 
all the night, and have taken nothing : neverthe 
less, at thy word I will let down the net. And when 
they had this done, they inclosed a great multitude 
of fishes, and their net brake. And they beckoned 
unto their partners, which were in the other ship, 
that they should come, and help them. And they 
came, and filled both the ships, so that they began 
to sink. When Simon Peter saw it, he fell down 
at Jesus' knees, saying : Depart from me, for I am 
a sinful man, O Lord. For he was astonished, and 
all that were with him, at the draught of the fishes 
which they had taken : and so was also James, 
and John, the sons of Zebedee, which were partners 
with Simon. And Jesus said unto Simon : Fear 
not, from henceforth thou shalt catch men. And 
when they had brought their ships to land, they 
forsook all, and followed him. The Creed is said. 

OFFERTORY. Ps. 16. I will thank the Lord 



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for giving me warning : I have set God always 
before me : for he is on my right hand, therefore 
I shall not fall. 

SECRET. 

MOST merciful Lord, we beseech thee, to have 
respect unto these our oblations : that 
whereas we have rebelled and done evil against 
thee, we may by thy grace be conformed unto thy 
will. Through. 

SECRET 2 of the Saints, page D 105 ; 3 ad lib. 

COMMUNION. Ps. 27. One thing have I de 
sired of the Lord, which I will require : even that 
I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days 
of my life. 

POSTCOMMUNION. 

WE beseech thee, O Lord, that the mysteries 
which we have received may cleanse us 
from all our sins : and defend us by thy gifts 
bestowed therein from all adversities. Through. 

POSTCOMMUNION 2 of the Saints, page D 105 ; 
3 ad lib. 

6TH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY 

INTROIT. Dominus fortitudo. Ps. 28. 

THE Lord is the strength of his people, and he 
is the wholesome defence of his Anointed : 
O Lord, save thy people, and give thy blessing unto 
thine inheritance : feed them, and set them up for 
ever. Ps. ibid. Unto thee will I cry, O Lord, my 
God, think no scorn of me : lest, if thou make as 
though thou hearest not, I become like unto them 
that go down into the pit. y. Glory be. 



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COLLECT. 

OGOD, who hast prepared for them that love 
thee such good things as pass man's under 
standing : pour into our hearts such love toward 
thee, that we, loving thee above all things, may 
obtain thy promises, which exceed all that we can 
desire. Through. 

COLLECT 2 of the Saints, page D 105 ; 3 ad lib. 

The Lesson from the EPISTLE of blessed Paul 
the Apostle to the Romans. Rom. 6. 3. 

BRETHREN : Know ye not that so many of 
us as were baptized into Jesus Christ, were 
baptized into his death ? Therefore we are buried 
with him by baptism into death : that like as 
Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of 
the Father, even so we also should walk in newness 
of life. For if we have been planted together in the 
likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness 
of his resurrection. Knowing this, that our old 
man is crucified with him ; that the body of sin 
might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not 
serve sin. For he that is dead, is freed from sin. 
Now if we be dead with Christ : we believe that we 
shall also live with him : knowing that Christ being 
raised from the dead dieth no more, death hath no 
more dominion over him. For in that he died, he 
died unto sin once : but in that he liveth, he liveth 
unto God. Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to 
be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God : 
through Jesus Christ our Lord. 

GRADUAL. Ps. 90. Turn thee again, O Lord, 
at the last : and be gracious unto thy servants. 



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y. Lord, thou hast been our refuge : from one 
generation to another. 

Alleluia, alleluia. J. Ps. 31. In thee, O Lord, 
have I put my trust, let me never be put to con 
fusion : deliver me in thy righteousness : bow 
down thine ear to me, make haste to deliver me. 
Alleluia. 

^ The Continuation of the HOLY GOSPEL 
according to Matthew. St. Matt. 5. 20. 

AT that time : Jesus said unto his disciples : 
Except your righteousness shall exceed the 
righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall 
in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven. Ye 
have heard, that it was said by them of old time : 
Thou shalt not kill : and whosoever shall kill, 
shall be in danger of the judgment. But I say 
unto you : that whosoever is angry with his brother 
without a cause shall be in danger of the judg 
ment. And whosoever shall say to his brother, 
Raca : shall be in danger of the council. But 
whosoever shall say, Thou fool : shall be in danger 
of hell-fire. Therefore if thou bring thy gift to the 
altar, and there rememberest that thy brother hath 
ought against thee : leave there thy gift before the 
altar, and go thy way ; first be reconciled to thy 
brother : and then come and offer thy gift. Agree 
with thine adversary quickly, whiles thou art in 
the way with him : lest at any time the adversary 
deliver thee to the judge, and the judge deliver thee 
to the officer, and thou be cast into prison. Verily 
I say unto thee : Thou shalt by no means come out 
thence, till thou hast paid the uttermost farthing. 
The Creed is said. 

OFFERTORY. Ps. 17. O hold thou up my 



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goings in thy paths, that my footsteps slip not : 
incline thine ear to me, and hearken unto my 
words : shew thy marvellous loving-kindness, O 
Lord, thou that art the Saviour of them which put 
their trust in thee. 

SECRET. 

WE beseech thee, O Lord, to have compassion 
on our prayers : and graciously to accept 
the oblations of thy servants and handmaidens ; 
that those things which each hath offered to the 
honour of thy Name may be profitable unto all for 
their salvation. Through. 

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COMMUNION. Ps. 27. I will offer in his dwell 
ing an oblation with great gladness : I will sing, 
and speak praises unto the Lord. 

POSTCOMMUNION. 

OLORD, who hast satisfied us with thy 
heavenly bounties, grant that we may be 
cleansed from all our secret faults, and delivered 
from all the crafts and assaults of our enemies. 
Through. 

POSTCOMMUNION 2 of the Saints, page D 105 ; 
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7TH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY 

INTROIT. Omnes gentes. Ps. 47. 

CLAP your hands together, all ye people : O 
sing unto God with the voice of melody. 
Ps. ibid. For the Lord is high and to be feared : 
he is the great king upon all the earth, y. Glory be. 



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COLLECT. 

T ORD of all power and might, who art the 
I v author and giver of all good things : graft 
in our hearts the love of thy Name, increase in us 
true religion ; nourish us with all goodness, and 
of thy great mercy keep us in the same. Through. 

COLLECT 2 of the Saints, page D 105 ; 3 ad lib. 

The Lesson from the EPIS1LE of blessed Paul 
the Apostle to the Romans. Rom. 6. 19. 

T>RETHREN : I speak after the manner of men, 
J3 because of the infirmity of your flesh : for as 
ye have yielded your members servants to unclean- 
ness, and to iniquity unto iniquity : even so now 
yield your members servants to righteousness unto 
holiness. For when ye were the servants of sin, 
ye were free from righteousness. What fruit had 
ye then in those things, whereof ye are now 
ashamed ? for the end of those things is death. 
But now being made free from sin, and become 
servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, 
and the end everlasting life. For the wages of sin 
is death. But the gift of God is eternal life : 
through Jesus Christ our Lord. 

GRADUAL. Ps. 34. Come, ye children, and 
hearken unto me : I will teach you the fear of the 
Lord. y. They had an eye unto him, and were 
lightened : and their faces were not ashamed. 

Alleluia, alleluia. y. Ps. 47. O clap your 
hands together, all ye people : sing unto God with 
the voice of melody. Alleluia. 

^ The Continuation of the HOLY GOSPEL 
according to Mark. St. Mark 8. i. 

AT that time : The multitude being very great, 
and having nothing to eat, Jesus called his 



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disciples unto him, and saith unto them : I have 
compassion on the multitude : because they 
have now been with me three days, and have 
nothing to eat : and if I send them away fasting 
to their own houses, they will faint by the way : 
for divers of them came from far. And his dis 
ciples answered him : From whence can a man 
satisfy these men with bread here in the wilder 
ness ? And he asked them : How many loaves 
have ye ? And they said : Seven. And he com 
manded the people to sit down on the ground. 
And he took the seven loaves, and gave thanks, 
and brake, and gave to his disciples to set before 
them, and they did set them before the people. 
And they had a few small fishes : and he blessed, 
and commanded to set them also before them. So 
they did eat, and were filled, and they took up of 
the broken meat that was left seven baskets. And 
they that had eaten were about four thousand : 
And he sent them away. The Creed is said. 

OFFERTORY. Dan. 3. Like as in the burnt 
offerings of rams and bullocks, and like as in ten 
thousands of fat lambs : so let our sacrifice be in 
thy sight this day, that it may please thee : for 
they shall not be confounded that put their trust in 
thee, O Lord. 

SECRET. 

WE beseech thee, Lord, to have compassion 
on our prayers, and graciously to accept 
the oblations of thy faithful people : and to the 
intent that none may ask amiss or fail in his 
petitions, grant, we beseech thee, that what we ask 
faithfully, we may obtain effectually. Through. 



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SECRET 2 of the Saints, page D 105 ; 3 ad lib. 

COMMUNION. Ps. 31. Bow down thine ear : 
make haste to deliver us. 

POSTCOMMUNION. 

OLORD, who hast vouchsafed to satisfy us 
with these thy gifts : grant, we beseech thee, 
that the same may ever cleanse us by their opera 
tion, and defend us by their succour. Through. 

POSTCOMMUNION 2 of the Saints, page D 105 ; 
3 ad lib. 

8TH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY 
INTROIT. Suscepimus. Ps. 48. 

WE have waited for thy loving-kindness, O 
God, in the midst of thy temple : O God, 
according to thy Name, so is thy praise unto the 
world's end : thy right hand is full of righteous 
ness. Ps. ibid. Great is the Lord, and highly to 
be praised : in the city of our God, even upon his 
holy hill. y. Glory be. 

COLLECT. 

OGOD, whose never-failing providence order- 
eth all things both in heaven and earth : 
we humbly beseech thee to put away from us all 
hurtful things, and to give us those things which 
be profitable for us. Through. 

COLLECT 2 of the Saints, page D 105 ; 3 ad lib. 



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The Lesson from the EPISTLE of blessed Paul 
the Apostle to the Romans. Rom. 8. 12. 

BRETHREN : We are debtors, not to the flesh, 
to live after the flesh : for if ye live after the 
flesh, ye shall die : but if ye through the Spirit do 
mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live. For as 
many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the 
sons of God. For ye have not received the spirit of 
bondage again to fear, but ye have received the 
spirit of adoption, whereby we cry : Abba Father. 
The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that 
we are the children of God. And if children, then 
heirs : heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ : 
if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be 
also glorified together. 

GRADUAL. Ps. 31. Be thou my strong rock 
and house of defence, that thou mayest save me. 
y. In thee, O Lord, have I put my trust : let me 
never be put to confusion. 

Alleluia, alleluia, f. Ps. 48. Great is the Lord, 
and highly to be praised : in the city of our God, 
even upon his holy hill. Alleluia. 

^ The Continuation of the HOLY GOSPEL 
according to Matthew. St. Matt. 7. 15. 

A? that time : Jesus said to His disciples : 
Beware of false prophets which come to you 
in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening 
wolves : ye shall know them by their fruits. Do 
men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles ? 
Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit : 
but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. A good 
tree cannot bring forth evil fruit : neither can a 
corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. Every tree 
that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, 



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and cast into the fire. Wherefore by their fruits 
ye shall know them. Not every one that saith 
unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom 
of heaven : but he that doeth the will of my Father 
which is in heaven. The Creed is said. 

OFFERTORY. Ps. 18. Thou shalt save the 
people that are in adversity, Lord, and shalt 
bring down the high looks of the proud : for who is 
God, but the Lord ? 

SECRET. 

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OGOD, who didst ratify the manifold sacrifices 
of the law by the one perfect sacrifice of our 
redemption : mercifully accept the oblation of 
thy bounden servants, and sanctify them with that 
benediction wherewith thou didst bless the gifts of 
Abel thy servant ; that what each hath offered to 
the honour of thy majesty may be profitable unto 
all for their salvation. Through. 

SECRET 2 of the Saints, page D 105 ; 3 ad lib. 

COMMUNION. Ps. 34. O taste and see how 
gracious the Lord is : blessed is he that putteth 
his trust in him. 

POSTCOMMUNION. 

GRANT, O Lord, that the power of thy healing 
may mercifully cleanse us from all our per 
versities, and lead us henceforth in the paths of 
righteousness. Through. 

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9TH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY 

INTROIT. Ecce Deus. Ps. 54. 
EHOLD, God is my helper, the Lord is with 



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them that uphold my soul : reward thou evil 
unto mine enemies : and destroy thou them in thy 
truth, O Lord my defender. Ps. ibid. Save me, 
O God, for thy Name's sake : and avenge me in 
thy strength. *f. Glory be. 

COLLECT. 

GRANT to us, Lord, we beseech thee, the spirit 
to think and do always such things as be 
rightful : that, we who cannot do any thing that 
is good without thee, may by thee be enabled to live 
according to thy will. Through. 

COLLECT 2 of the Saints, page D 105 ; 3 ad lib. 

The Lesson from the former EPISTLE of blessed 
Paul the Apostle to the Corinthians, i Cor. 10. i. 

TJRETHREN : I would not that ye should be 
JD ignorant, how that all our fathers were under 
the cloud, and all passed through the sea : and 
were all baptized unto Moses in the cloud, and in 
the sea : and did all eat the same spiritual meat, 
and did all drink the same spiritual drink : for 
they drank of that spiritual rock that followed 
them : and that rock was Christ. But with many 
of them God was not well pleased : for they were 
overthrown in the wilderness. Now these things 
were our examples, to the intent we should not lust 
after evil things, as they also lusted. Neither be ye 
idolaters, as were some of them : as it is written : 
The people sat down to eat and drink, and rose up 



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to play. Neither let us commit fornication, as some 
of them committed, and fell in one day three and 
twenty thousand. Neither let us tempt Christ, as 
some of them also tempted, and were destroyed of 
serpents. Neither murmur ye, as some of them also 
murmured, and were destroyed of the destroyer. 
Now all these things happened unto them for en- 
samples : and they are written for our admonition, 
upon whom the ends of the world are come. Where 
fore let him that thinketh he standeth, take heed 
lest he fall. There hath no temptation taken you, 
but such as is common to man : but God is faithful, 
who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye 
are able, but will with the temptation also make a 
way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it. 

GRADUAL. Ps. g. O Lord our Governor, how 
excellent is thy Name in all the world, y. Thou 
that hast set thy glory above the heavens. 

Alleluia, alleluia, y. Ps. 59. Deliver me from 
mine enemies, O God : defend me from them that 
rise up against me. Alleluia. 

>fr The Continuation of the HOLY GOSPEL 
according to Luke. St. Luke 16. i. 

AT that time : Jesus said unto his disciples : 
There was a certain rich man which had a 
steward : and the same was accused unto him 
that he had wasted his goods. And he called him, 
and said unto him : How is it that I hear this of 
thee ? Give an account of thy stewardship : for 
thou mayest be no longer steward. Then the 
steward said within himself : What shall I do, for 
my lord taketh away from me the stewardship ? 
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what to do, that, when I am put out of the steward 
ship, they may receive me into their houses. So 
he called every one of his lord's debtors unto him, 
and said unto the first : How much owest thou unto 
my lord ? And he said : An hundred measures of 
oil. And he said unto him : Take thy bill, and sit 
down quickly, and write fifty. Then said he to 
another : And how much owest thou ? And he 
said : An hundred measures of wheat. And he 
said unto him : Take thy bill, and write fourscore. 
And the lord commended the unjust steward, 
because he had done wisely : for the children of 
this world are in their generation wiser than the 
children of light. And I say unto you : Make to 
yourselves friends of the mammon of unrighteous 
ness : that when ye fail, they may receive you into 
everlasting habitations. The Creed is said. 

OFFERTORY. Ps. 19. The statutes of the Lord 
are right, and rejoice the heart, sweeter also than 
honey, and the honeycomb : and moreover thy 
servant keepeth them. 

SECRET. 

AXEPT, Lord, we pray thee, the gifts which 
of thine own bounty we do offer unto thee : 
that by the powerful operation of thy grace these 
holy mysteries may sanctify our conversation in 
this life present, and bring us in the end to ever 
lasting felicity. Through. 

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COMMUNION. St. John 6. He that eateth my 
Flesh and drinketh my Blood, dwelleth in me, and 
I in him, saith the Lord. 



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POSTCOMMUNION. 

O Lord, we pray thee, that these 
VJ heavenly mysteries may renew us both in 
body and soul : that we which have therein offered 
unto thee our outward worship, may inwardly feel 
the effectual benefit of the same. Through. 

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10TH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY 

INTROIT. Cum clamarem. Ps. 55. 

WHEN I called upon the Lord, he heard my 
voice, even from the battle that was against 
me : yea, even God that endureth for ever shall 
hear me, and bring them down : O cast thy burden 
upon the Lord, and he shall nourish thee. Ps. ibid. 
Hear my prayer, O Lord, and hide not thyself from 
my petition : take heed unto me, and hear me. 
y. Glory be. 

COLLECT. 

T ET thy merciful ears, O Lord, be open to the 
I j prayers of thy humble servants : and that 
they may obtain their petitions, make them to ask 
such things as shall please thee. Through. 

COLLECT 2 of the Saints, pageD 105 ; 3 ad lib. 

The Lesson from the former EPISTLE of blessed 
Paul the Apostle to the Corinthians, i Cor. 12. z. 

T>RETHREN : Concerning spiritual gifts, I 
JD would not have you ingorant. Ye know that 
ye were Gentiles, carried away unto these dumb 
idols, even as ye were led. Wherefore I give you 
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of God calleth Jesus accursed. And that no man 
can say that Jesus is the Lord, but by the Holy 
Ghost. Now there are diversities of gifts, but the 
same Spirit. And there are differences of adminis 
trations, but the same Lord. And there are diver 
sities of operations, but it is the same God, who 
worketh all in all. But the manifestation of the 
Spirit is given to every man to profit withal. For to 
one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom : to 
another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit : 
to another faith by the same Spirit : to another the 
gifts of healing by the same Spirit : to another the 
working of miracles, to another prophecy, to 
another discerning of spirits, to another divers 
kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of 
tongues. But all these worketh that one and the 
self -same Spirit, dividing to every man severally as 
he will. 

GRADUAL. Ps. 17. Keep me, Lord, as the 
apple of an eye : hide me under the shadow of thy 
wings, y. Let my sentence come forth from thy 
presence : and let thine eyes look upon the thing 
that is equal. 

Alleluia, alleluia, f. Ps. 65. Thou, O God, 
art praised in Sion : and unto thee shall the vow 
be performed in Jerusalem. Alleluia. 

^ The Continuation of the HOLY GOSPEL 
according to Luke. St. Luke 19. 41. 

AT that time : When Jesus was come near 
Jerusalem, he beheld the city, and wept over 
it, saying : If thou hadst known, even thou, at 
least in this thy day, the things which belong unto 
thy peace ! but now they are hid from thine eyes. 
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enemies shall cast a trench about thee, and compass 
thee round : and keep thee in on every side : and 
shall lay thee even with the ground, and thy children 
within thee ; and they shall not leave in thee one 
stone upon another ; because thou knewest not the 
time of thy visitation. And he went into the temple, 
and began to cast out them that sold therein, and 
them that bought, saying unto them : It is written, 
My house is the house of prayer. But ye have made 
it a den of thieves. And he taught daily in the 
temple. The Creed is said. 

OFFERTORY. Ps. 25. Unto thee, O Lord, will 
I lift up my soul : my God, I have put my trust in 
thee, let me not be confounded : neither let mine 
enemies triumph over me : for all they that hope 
in thee shall not be ashamed. 

SECRET. 

OLORD, who hast instituted this sacrifice to 
be a remembrance of the effectual continu 
ance of the work of our redemption : grant, we 
pray thee, that we may ever be enabled by thee to 
draw near in worthiness unto these thy mysteries. 
Through. 

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COMMUNION. Ps. 51. Thou shalt be pleased 
with the sacrifice of righteousness, with the burnt 
offerings and oblations upon thine altar, O Lord. 

POSTCOMMUNION. 

GRANT, O Lord, we pray thee, that this holy 
Communion, which we have received, may 
cleanse us from all our sins, and bestow upon us 
unity and concord. Through. 



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11TH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY 

INTROIT. Deus in loco sancto suo. Ps. 68. 

GOD in his holy habitation, he is the God that 
maketh men to be of one mind in an house : 
he will give strength and power unto his people. 
Ps. ibid. Let God arise, and let his enemies be 
scattered : let them also that hate him flee before 
him. y. Glory be. 

COLLECT. 

OGOD, who declarest thy almighty power most 
chiefly in shewing mercy and pity : merci 
fully grant unto us such a measure of thy grace ; 
that we, running the way of thy commandments, 
may obtain thy gracious promises, and be made 
partakers of thy heavenly treasure. Through. 

COLLECT 2 of the Saints, page D 105 ; 3 ad lib. 

The Lesson from the former EPISTLE of blessed 
Paul the Apostle to the Corinthians, i Cor. 15. i. 

T>RETHREN : I declare unto you the Gospel 
_D which I preached unto you, which also ye 
have received, and wherein ye stand, by which also 
ye are saved : if ye keep in memory what. I preached 
unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I 
delivered unto you first of all, that which I also 
received, how that Christ died for our sins, accord 
ing to the Scriptures : and that he was buried, and 
that he rose again the third day according to the 
Scriptures : and that he was seen of Cephas, then 
of the twelve, After that, he was seen of above 



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five hundred brethren at once : of whom the greater 
part remain unto this present, but some are fallen 
asleep. After that, he was seen of James, then of 
all the Apostles : and last of all, he was seen of me 
also, as of one born out of due time. For I am the 
least of the Apostles, that am not meet to be called 
an Apostle, because I persecuted the Church of 
God. But by the grace of God I am what I am, and 
his grace which was bestowed upon me was not in 
vain. But I laboured more abundantly than they 
all, yet not I, but the grace of God which was with 
me. Therefore whether it were I or they, so we 
preach, and so ye believed. 

GRADUAL. Ps. 28. My heart hath trusted in 
God and I am helped : therefore my heart danceth 
for joy : and in my song will I praise him. 
y. Unto thee will I cry, O Lord my strength : think 
no scorn of me : my God, go not far from me. 

Alleluia, alleluia. Ps. Si. Sing we merrily unto 
God our strength, make a cheerful noise unto the 
God of Jacob : take the psalm, bring hither the 
tabret. Alleluia. 

^ The Continuation of the HOLY GOSPEL 
according to Luke. St. Luke 18. 9. 

AT that time : Jesus spake this parable unto 
JL~V certain which trusted in themselves that they 
were righteous, and despised others : Two men 
went up into the temple to pray : the one a Phari 
see, and the other a Publican. The Pharisee stood 
and prayed thus with himself : God, I thank thee 
that I am not as other men are : extortioners, 
unjust, adulterers : or even as this Publican. I 
fast twice in the week : I give tithes of all that I 
possess. And the Publican, standing afar off, would 



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not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven : but 
smote upon his breast, saying : God be merciful 
to me a sinner. I tell you : This man went down 
to his house justified rather than the other : for 
every one that exalteth himself shall be abased : and 
he that humbleth himself shall be exalted. Creed. 

OFFERTORY. Ps. 30. I will magnify thee, O 
Lord, for thou hast set me up, and not made my 
foes to triumph over me : O Lord, my God, I cried 
unto thee, and thou hast healed me. 



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SECRET. 

GOD, who hast ordained a sacrifice, that we, 
offering the same to thy honour and glory, 
might receive thereby the healing of all our in 
firmities : mercifully grant that this our present 
offering may be made acceptable in thy sight. 
Through. 

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COMMUNION. Prov. 3. Honour the Lord with 
thy substance, and with the firstfruits of all thine 
increase : so shall thy barns be filled with plenty, 
and thy presses shall burst out with new wine. 

POSTCOMMUNION. 

WE humbly beseech thee, O Lord our God, 
that like as thou ceasest not to renew us 
with thy heavenly sacraments, so thou wouldest 
not fail to bestow upon us in all things the succour 
of thy mercy. Through. 

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12TH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY 
INTROIT. Deus in adjutorium. Ps. 70. 

HASTE thee, O God, to deliver me : make 
haste to help me, Lord : let them be 
ashamed and confounded, that seek after my soul. 
Ps. ibid. Let them be turned backward, and put 
to confusion : that wish me evil. ^l. Glory be. 

COLLECT. 

ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, who art 
2\. always more ready to hear than we to pray, 
and art wont to give more than either we desire or 
deserve : pour down upon us the abundance of thy 
mercy ; forgiving us those things whereof our 
conscience is afraid, and giving us those good things 
which we are not worthy to ask, but through the 
merits and mediation of Jesus Christ, thy Son, our 
Lord. Who liveth. 

COLLECT 2 of the Saints, page D 105 ; 3 ad lib. 
The Lesson from the latter EPISTLE of blessed 
Paul the Apostle to the Corinthians. 2 Cor. 3. 4. 

BRETHREN : Such trust have we through 
Christ to Godward : not that we are sufficient 
of ourselves to think any thing of ourselves ; but 
our sufficiency is of God: who also hath made us 
able ministers of the new testament ; not of the 
letter, but of the spirit : for the letter killeth, but 
the spirit giveth life. But if the ministration of 
death written and engraven in stones was glorious ; 
so that the children of Israel could not stedfastly 
behold the face of Moses for the glory of his coun 
tenance, which glory was to be done away : how 
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glorious ? For if the ministration of condemnation 
be glory : much more doth the ministration of 
righteousness exceed in glory. 

GRADUAL. Ps. 34. I will alway give thanks 
unto the Lord : his praise shall ever be in my 
mouth, y. My soul shall make her boast in the 
Lord : the humble shall hear thereof and be glad. 

Alleluia, alleluia, f. Ps. 88. O Lord God of 
my salvation, I have cried day and night before thee. 
Alleluia. 

>J< The Continuation of the HOLY GOSPEL 
according to Mark. St. Mark 7. 31. 

A? that time : Jesus, departing from the coasts 
of Tyre and Sidon, came unto the sea of 
Galilee, through the midst of the coasts of Decapolis. 
And they bring unto him one that was deaf, and 
had an impediment in his speech, and they beseech 
him to put his hand upon him. And he took him 
aside from the multitude, and put his fingers into 
his ears : and he spit, and touched his tongue : 
and looking up to heaven, he sighed, and saith unto 
him : Ephphatha, that is, Be opened. And straight 
way his ears were opened, and the string of his 
tongue was loosed, and he spake plain. And he 
charged them that they should tell no man. But 
the more he charged them, so much the more a 
great deal they published it : and were beyond 
measure astonished, saying : He hath done all 
things well : he maketh both the deaf to hear, and 
the dumb to speak. The Creed is said. 

OFFERTORY. Ex. 32. Moses besought the 
Lord his God, and said : Lord, why doth thy wrath 
wax hot against thy people ? Turn from thy fierce 
wrath : remember Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, thy 



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servants, to whom thou swarest to give a land 
flowing with milk and honey. And the Lord 
repented of the evil which he thought to do unto 
his people. 

SECRET. 

REGARD, O Lord, we pray thee, this our 
bounden duty and service : that this sacrifice 
may be an oblation acceptable unto thee, and 
effectually avail for the succour of our frailty. 
Through. 

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COMMUNION. Ps. 104. The earth, O Lord, is 
filled with the fruit of thy works : that thou mayest 
bring food out of the earth, and wine that maketh 
glad the heart of man : and oil to make him a 
cheerful countenance, and bread to strengthen 
man's heart. 

POSTCOMMUNION. 

WE beseech thee, O Lord, that we which have 
received this holy sacrament may in such 
wise feel the effectual succour of the same : that 
we being preserved both in body and soul may glory 
in the fulness of thy heavenly healing. Through. 

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