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have you brought us into this desart, that you might destroy all the multitude with famine? And the Lord said to Moses: Behold I will rain bread from heaven for you: let the people go forth, and gather what is sufficient for every day, that I may prore them whether they will walk in my law, or no. But the sixth day let them provide for to bring in, and let it be double to that they were wont to gather every day. And Moses and Aaron said to the children of Israel: in the evening you shall know that the Lord hath brought you forth out of the la:id of Egypt: and in the morning you shall see the glory of the Lord.
Instead of the Gradual is sung either. R. The chief" priests therefore and the Pharisees gathered a council and said: What are we doing, for this man performeth many wonders? If we let him go on thus, all will believe in him: * And the Romans will come and destroy both our country and us. V. But one of them, named Caiphas, being the high priest of that year, said to them: It is for your interest that one man should die for the people, and not the whole nation perish. Therefore from that day they devised to kill him, saying: * And the Romans, &c. to V.
[Or the following, Matt. xxvi.] R. Jesus prayed unto his Father on mount Olivet: O Father, if it be possible let this cup pass from me. The spirit indeed' is ready, but the flesh is weak. Thy will be done. V. Watch and pray, that you enter not into temptation. The spirit, &c. to V.
GOSPEL. Matt. xxi 1. 9.-At that time : Jesus drawing near to Jerusalem ; and being come to Bethphage, at mount Olivet, he sent two of his disciples, and said to them: Go ye into the village that is over against you, and immediately you shall find an ass tied and a colt with her: loose them and bring them to me: and if any man shall say any thing to
you, say ye, that the Lord hath need of them: and forth with he wili let them go. Now 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 to thee, meek, and sitting upon an ass and a colt the foal of her that is used to the yoke.” And the disciples going, did as Jesus commanded them. Aned they brought the ass and the colt: and laid their garments upon them, and made him sit thereon. And a very great multitude spread their garments in the way: and others cut down boughs from the trees, and strewed 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.”
THE BLESSING OF THE PALAIS.
Let us pray. Auge fidem. · Increase, O God, the faith of them that hope in thee, and mercifully hear the prayers of thy supa pliants : let thy manifold mercy come upon us, and let these branches of palm trees, or olive trees, be blessed: and as in a figure of the Church thou didst multiply Noah going out of the ark, and Moses go
ing out of Egypt with the children of Israel ; so let • us, carrying palms and branches of olive trees, go
and meet Christ with good works, and enter through him into eternal joys." Who, &c. R. Amen.
V. The Lord be with you. R. And with thy spirit. V. Raise up your hearts on high. R. We have raised them up to the Lord. V. Let us gire thanks to the Lord our God. R. It is meet and just.
. It is truly meet and just, right and available to + salvation, always and in all places to give thee thanks,
O holy Lord, Alnrighty Father, eternal God: who art glorious in the assembly of thy saints. For thy: creatures serye thee, because they acknowledge thee
for their only Creator and God. And the whole creation praiseth thee, and thy saints bless thee: be. cause they confess with freedom, before the kings, and powers of this world, the great name of thy only begotten Son. Before whom the angels and archangels, the thrones and dominations stand, and with all the troops of the heavenly host, sing a hymn to thy glory, saying without ceasing:
Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord the God of armies. The heavens and the earth are full of thy glory. Hosanna in the highest. Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord, Hosanna in the highest. The Lord be with you. R. And with thy spirit.
Let us pray. Petimus. We beseech thee, o holy Lord, Almighty Father, Eternal God, that thou wouldst be pleased to f-bless and fe sanctify this creature of the olive tree, which thou madest to shoot out of the substance of the wood, and which the dove returning to the ark brought in its bill: that whoever receiveth it, may find protection of soul and body: and that it may prove, O Lord, a saving remedy, and a sacred sign of thy grace. Thro.' R. Amen.
Let us pray. Deus, qui dispersa. O God, who gatherest what is dispersed, and preservest what is gathered; who didst bless the people, that carried boughs to meet Jesus; bless to also these branches of the palm-tree and olive-tree, which thy servants take with faith in honour of thy name : that into whatever place they may be carried, the inhabitants of that place may obtain thy blessing:
and thy right hand preserve from all adversity, and · protect those that have been redeemed by our Lord Jesus Christ thy Son. Who liveth. R. Amen.
Let us pray. Deus qui miro. O God, who by thy wonderfiù order of thy providence would even in insensible things shew us the manner of our salvation ; grant, we beseech thee,
that the devout hearts of thy faithful inay understand to their benefit the mystical meaning of that ceremony, when the multitude, by direction from heaven, going this day to meet our Redeemer, strewed under his feet palms and olive-branches. The palms represent his triumph over the prince of death: and the olive-branches proclaim, in some manner, the coming of a spiritual unction. For that pious multitude then knew, what was by them signified, that our Redeemer compassionating the misery of mankind, was to fight for the life of the whole world with the prince of death; and to triumph over him by his own death. And therefore in that action they made use of such things, as might declare both the triumph of his victory, and the riches of his mercy. We also with a firm faith, retaining both the ceremony and its signification, humbly beseech thee, O holy Lord, Almighty. Father, Eternal God, through the same Lord Jesus Christ; that we, whom thou hast made his members, gaining by him, and in him, a victory over the empire of death, may deserve to be partakers of his glorious resurrection. Who liveth. " R. Amen.
Let us pray. Deus, qui per olivæ. O God, who by an olive-branch didst command the dove to proclaim peace to the world: sanctify, we beseech thee, by thy heavenly-febenediction, these branches of olives and other trees; that they may be serviceable to all thy people unto salvation. Thro'.
Let us pray. Benedic. Bless, O Lord, we beseech thee, these branches of the palm-tree, or olive-tree; and grant that what thy people this day act corporally for thy honour, they may perform the same spiritually with the greatest devotion, by gaining a victory over their enemy, and ardently loving inercy. Thiru'. R
Here the Priest sprinkles the Palms with Holy Water,
saying Sprinkle, &c. is in p. xii. and huving fumeil them thrice with incense, he says: The Lord be with you. R. And with thy spirit.
Let us pray. Deus, qui Filium. O Goil, who, for our salvation, didst send into this world thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord that he might humble hinıself to our condition, and call us back to thee. For whom also, as he was coming to Jerusalem to fulfil the scriptures, a multitude of faithful people with a zealous devotion spread their garments together with palm branches in the way: grant, we beseech thee, that we may prepare himn the way of faith, out of which the stone of offence and the rock of scandal being removal, our actions may flourish with branches of righteousness, so that we may be worthy to follow his steps. Who liveth. R, Amen. The Palms, being blessed, are distributed to the people kneeling and kissing them as well as the Priest's hand. “During the distribution the following Ano thems are repeated till the whole are distributed :
ANTHEM. The Hebrew children carrying olive branches met the Lord, crying out, and saying: Hosanna in the highest.
ANTHEM. The Hebrew children spread their garments in the way, and cried out, saying: Hosanna to the Son of David: blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord. The Lord be with you. R. And with thy spirit.
Let iis pray. Omniplens. O Almighty and Eternal Gol, who wouldst bare our Lord Jesus Christ riile on the colt of an ass, and didlst inspire the crowds of people to spread their garments, and branches of tree's in the way, and to sing Ilosannu to his praise: grant, we beseech thee, that we may imitate iheir innocence, and deserve to partake of their merits. Thro'. R. Ameri,