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disciples therefore said to him: We have seen the Lord. But he said to them : Except I shall see in his hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the place of the nails, and put my hands into his side, I will not believe. And after eight days, again his disciples were within, and Thomas with them. Jesus cometh, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst, and said: Peace be to you. Then he said to Thomas. Put in thy fingers hither, and see my hands, and bring hither thy hand, and put it into my side; and be not faithless, but believing. Thomas answered, and said to him: My Lord and my God! Jesus saith to him: because thou hast seen me, Thomas, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and have believed.* Many other signs also did Jesus in the sight of his disciples, which are not written in this book. But these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ the Son of God: and that believing you may have life in his name. CREDO.

OFFERT. Matt. xxviii.-An angel of the Lord came down from heaven, and said to the woman: He whom you seek is risen, as he told you, Allel.

SECRET.-Receive, we beseech thee, O Lord, the offerings of thy joyful Church: and as thou hast given occasion to this great joy, grant she may receive the fruits of that joy, which will never end. Thro'.

COMM. John xx.-Put forth thy hand, and remark the place of the nails, Alleluia : and be not incredulous, but believe, Alleluia, Alleluia.

P. COMM. Quæsumus.-Grant, we beseech thee, O Lord our God, that the sacred mysteries thou hast given us to preserve the grace of our redemption, may be our present and future remedy. Thro'. • What follows is omitted on the Feast of St. Thomas, From hence till the Ascension (except on Doubles) the II. Collect is Concede, as in the Votive Mass of the B. V. M. from Easter to Advent; the III. Ecclesiæ, or Deus omnium, pp. 50, fc. with their respective Secrets and P. Comms.

21st of December,


INTROIT. Ps. xxxii. THE earth is full of the M ISERICORDIA Do1 mercy of the Lord, 12 mini plena est terra Allel, by the word of the Alleluia: verbo Domini Lord, the heavens were cæli firmati sunt, Alleluia, established, Allel. Allel. Alleluia,

Ps. Rejoice in the Lord Ps. Exultate justi in O ye just : praise becom- Domino: rectos decet coleth the upright.. laudatio. V. Gloria.

V. Glory.

COLLECT. Deus. O God, who, by the humilia tion of thy Son, hast raised up the fallen world : grant to thy people perpetual joy : that they whom thou hast delivered from the danger of everlasting death, may arrive at eternal happiness. Thro'.

EPISTLE, 1 Peter ii. 21. 25.-Dearly beloved : Christ also suffered for us, leaving you an example that you should follow his steps. Who did sin, neither was guile found in his mouth. Who when he was reviled, did not revile : when he suffered he threatened not : but delivered himself to him that judged him unjustly: who his own self bore our sins in his body upon the tree: that we being dead to sins, should live to justice : by whose stripes you were healed. For you were as sheep going astray : but you are now converted to the shepherd and bishop of your souls.

V. I am the good shep- * V. Ego sum Pastor herd, and I know my bonus, et cognosco oves

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sheep, and my sheep meas, et cognoscunt me know me, Alleluia. mece, Alleluia.

GOSPEL. John X. 11. 16. At that time : Jesus said to the Pharisees: I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd giveth his life for his sheep. But the hireling and he that is not the shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, seeth the wolf coming and leaveth the sheep, and flieth, and the wolf catcheth, and scattereth the sheep: and the hireling flieth, because he is a hireling; and he hath no care for the sheep. I am the good shepherd: and I know mine, and inine know me. As the Father knoweth me, and I know the father: and I lay down my life for my sheep. And other sheep I have, that 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. Credo.

OFFERT. Ps. lxü.-- my God, my God, to thee do I watch at break of day: and in thy name I will lift up my hands. Alleluia.

SECRÉT.-May this holy oblation, O Lord, draw down upon us thy saving blessing ; and always pro duce in us the effect of what is represented in these sacred mysteries. Thro'.

COMM. John X.--I am the good shepherd, AlloTuia: and I know my sheep, and my sheep know me. Alleluia, Alleluia.

P. COMM, Præsta.--Grant, we beseech thee,

Almighty God, that, receiving from thee the grace of life, we may always glory in thy gift. Thro'. *


INTROIT. Ps. Ixv. SHOUT with joy to FUBILATE Deo omnis w God all the earth, w terra, Alleluia: psala Allel.: sing ye a psalm to mum dicite nomini ejus, his name, Adeluia. Give Alleluia. Date gloriarr

glory to his praise, Allela laudi ejus, Allel. Allel Allel. Allel. "Ps, Say un- Allel. Ps. Dicite Deo : to God: how terrible are quam terribilia sunt opera thy works, O Lord ! Thy tua Domini! In multigreat power shall convict tudine virtutis tuce menthy enemies of a lie. tientur tibi inimici tui. * V. Glory.

V. Gloria. COLLECT. Deus, qui.- O God, who shewest the light of thy truth to such as go astray, that they may return to the way of righteousness: grant that all, who profess the Christian name, may forsake what ever is contrary to that profession, and closely purshie what is agreeable to it. Thro'. • EPISTLE. i Peter ji. 11. 19.---Dearly beloved I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims to refrain yourselves from carnal desires, which war against the soul, having your conversation good among the Gentiles: that whereas they speak against you as evil doers, they may, by the good works which they shall behold in you, glorify God in the day of visitation. Be ye subject therefore to every human creature for God's sake: whether it be to kings as excelling : or to guvernors as sent by him for the punishment of evil doers, and for the praise of the good: for so is the will of God, that by doing well you may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men: as free, and not as making liberty a cloak for malice, but as the servants of God. Honour all men; love the brotherhood : fear God: honour the king. Servants be subject to your masters with all fear, not only to the good and gentle, but also to the froward. For this is thanks-worthy in Jesus Christ our Lord.

Alleluia, Alleluia. V. Ps. cx. The Lord hath sont redemption to his people. Alleluia.

V. It behoved Christ to V. Opportebat pati suffer, and to rise again Christum, et resurgere a from the dead and so to mortuis, et ita intrare in anter into his glory. Allel. gloriam suam. Alleluia.

GOSPEL. John xvi. 16. 22. At that time: Jesus said to his disciples :-A little while, and now you shall not see me: and again a little while, and you shall see me: because I go to the Father. Then some of his disciples said one to another: What is this that he saith to us: A little while, and you shall not see me: and again a little while, and you shall see me, and, because I go to the Father? They said therefore : What is this that he saith: A little while ? we know not what he speaketh. And Jesus knew that they had a mind to ask him; and he said to them: Of this do you inquire among yourselves, because I said : A little while, and you shall not see. me: and again a little while and you shall see me. Amen, amen, I say to you, that you shall lament and weep, but the world shall rejoice: and you shall be made sorrowful, but your sorrow shall be turned into joy. A woman, when she is in labour, hath sorrow, because her hour is come: but when she hath brought forth the child, she remembereth no more the anguish, for joy that a man is born into the world. So also you now in deed have sorrow, but I will see you again, and your heart shall rejoice ; and your joy no man shall take from you. CREDO.

OFFERT. Ps. cxi.- Praise the Lord, O my soul, I will praise the Lord, while I live: I will sing a psalın to my God, while I have a being. Alleluia.

SECRET. May these sacred mysteries, O Lord, diminish in us the love of the things of this world, and increase the love of such as are eternal. Thro'.

COMM.-A little while, and you shall not see me, Alleluia : again a little while and you shall see me: because I go to the Father. Allel. Allel.

P. COMM.--May the sacrament we have received, O Lord, supply us with the spiritual food of the soul, and all necessary helps of the body. Thro'.

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