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Take thy bill and sit down quickly, and write Afty ? Then he said to another: And how much dost thou owe? Who said: A hundred quarters of wheat. He said to him take thy bill, and write eighty. And the lord commended the unjust steward, forasmuch as he had done wisely: for the children of this world are wiser in their generation, than the children of light. And I say to you: Make unto you friends of the mammon of iniquity, that when you shall fail, they may receive you into everlasting dwellings. CREDO.
OFFERT, Ps. xvii.--Thou wilt save the humble people, O Lord : and thou wilt humble the eyes of the proud, for who is God besides thee, O Lord.
SECRET.. Receive, we beseech thee, O Lord, the offerings we bring, which are the gifts of thine own bounty: that these most holy mysteries may, by the power of thy grace, make our conduct in this life holy, and bring us to those joys that will never end. Thro'.
COMM. Ps. xxxii.- Taste, and see, how sweet is the Lord! blessed is the man who putteth his trust in him.
P. COMM. Sit nobis.-May this heavenly mystery, O Lord, renew us both in soul and body: that we may find in ourselves the effects of what we celebrate. Thro'.
IX. SUNDAY after PENTECOST.
INTROIT. 's. liii. REHOLD God is my FCCE Deus adjuvat D helper, and the Lord I me: et Dominus susis the support of my soul: ceptor est anim meve : turn vut the evils upon averte malu inimicis meis, my enemies, and cut them et in veritate tua disperde off in thy truth, O Loril, illos protector meus, Dom mg protector.
Ps. Save me, O God, Ps. Deus, in nomine by the name: and deliver tuo salvum me fac: et in me is thy strength. virtute tua libera me. V. Glory..
V. Gloria. COLLECT. Puteant. May the ears of thy mercy, O Lord, be open to the prayers of thy suppliants : and, that they may succeed in their desires, make them ask those things that are agreeable to thee. Thro'.
EPISTLE. 1 Cor, X. 6. 13.-Brcthren: Let us not covet evil things, as they also coveted. Neither become ye idolaters, as some of them: as it is written : « The people sat down to eat and drink, and rose up to play." Neither let us commit fornication, as some of them committed fornication, and there fell in one day three-and-twenty thousand. Neither let us tempt Christ : as some of them tempted, and perished by the serpents. Neither do you murmur: as some of them murniired, and were destroyed by the destroyer. Now all these things happened to them in figure: and they are written for our correction, upon whom the ends of the world are come. Wherefore let him that thinketh himself to stand, take heed lest he fall. Let no temptation take hold on you but such as is human. And God is faithfuil, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that which you are able : but will make also with temptation issue, that you may be able to bear it.
GRAD. Ps. li..O Lord, our Lord, how wonderful is thy name over the whole earth! V. For thy majesty is above the heavens. Alleluia, Alleluia.
Ps. Rescue me, O my Ps. Eripe me de iniGod, from my enemies: micis meis, Deus meus: and from those that rise et ab insurgentibus in me, up against me, deliver me, libera me. Alleluia. Alleluia.“
GOSPEL. Luke xix. 41 47.--- At that time : When he drew near Jerusale!n, seeing the city, he wept over it, saying: if thou also hadst known, and that in this thy day, the things that are to thy peace: but now they are bilden from thy eyes. For the days shall come upon thiee: and thy enemies shall cast a trench about thee, and compass thee round, and straiten thee on every side, and beat thee flat to the ground, and thy children who are in thee: and they shall not leave in thee a stone upon a stone : because thou hast not known the time of thy visitation. And entering into the temple, he began to cast out them that sold therein, and them that bought. Saying to them: It is written : “My house is the house of prayer: but you have made it a den of thieves.” And he was teaching daily in the temple. Credo.
OFFERT. Ps. xviii.-The Justices of the Lord are right, rejoicing hearts: and his precepts are sweeter than honey and the honey-comb; and therefore doth thy servant observe them.
SECRET.-Grant us, O Lord, we beseech thee, frequently and worthily to celebrate these mysteries: for as many times as this commemorative sacrifice is celebraterl, so often is the work of our redemption performed. Thro'.
COMM. Juhn vi. He that eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, abideth in me, and I in him, saith the Lord.
P. COMM. Tui nobis.- May the participation of this thy sacrament, O Lord, we beseech thee, both purify us, and unite us. Thro'.
X. SUNDAY after PENTECOST.
į INTROIT. Is. xlviii. Ps. liv. WHEN I cried out, MUM clamarem ad
the Lord heard Dominum, exaudivit my complaint against vocem meani, ab his qui those that were coming appropinquant mihi ; et against me: and he that humiliavit eos, qui est was before all ages, and ante sæcula, et manet in
them: cast thy care on tuum in Domino, et ipse the Lord, and he will feed te enutriet. thee. P's. Hear, O God, Ps. Exaudi, Deus, oramy prayer, and despise tionem mcam, et ne des not my petition: look pexeris deprecationem medown upon me, and hear am : intende mihi, et eze me. V. Glory.
audi me. V. Gloria. . COLLECT. Deus, qui..O God, who chiefly manifestest thy Almighty power in pardoning and shewing mercy, increase thy goodness towards us : that having recourse to thy promises, we may be partakers of thy heavenly blessing. Thro'.
EPISTLE. I Cor. xi. 2. 11.--Brethren : You know that, when you were heathens, you went to dumb idols, according as you were led. Wherefore I give you to understand, that no man, speaking by the spirit of God, saith anathema to Jesus. And no man can say the Lord Jesus, but by the Holy Ghost. Now there are diversities of graces, but the same spirit. And there are diversities of ministries, but the same Lord. And there are diversities of operations, but the same God who worketh all in all. And the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man unto profit. To one indced, by the Spirit; is given the word of wisdom: and to another, the word of knowledge, according to the same spirit : to another, faith in the same spirit: to another, the grace of healing in one spirit: to another, the working of miracles: to another, prophecy : to another, the discerning of spirits: to another, divers kinds of tongues: to another, interpretation of speeches. But in all these things one and the same spirit work eth, dividing to every one according as he will
GRAD. Ps. xvi.Guard me, O Lord, as the apple of thine eye: and protect me under the shadow of thy wings. V. Let my cause be tried in thy presence : let my eyes see justice done. Alleluia.
V. A hymn is due to V. Te decet hymnus, thee, O God, in Sion: Deus, in Sion : et tibi and in Jerusalem shall a reddetur votum in Jerusa vow be paid to thee. Al lem. Alleluia. leluia.
GOSPEL. Luke xvii. 9. 14.-At that time : Jesus spake this parable to some who trusted in themselves as just, and despised others. Two men went up into the temple to pray: the one was a Pharisee, and the other a Públican. The Pharisee standing, prayed thus with himself: O God, I give thee thanks that I am not as the rest of men, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, as also is this publican. I fast twice in the week : I give tithes of all that I possess. And the publican standing afar off would not so much as lift up his eyes towards heaven: but struck his breast, saying: 0 God be merciful to me a sinner. I say to you, this man went down to his house justified' rather than the other, because every one that exalteth himself, shall be humbled ; and be that humbleth himself, shall be exalted. CREDO
OFFERT. Ps. xxiv.-To thee, O Lord, have I raised up my soul: my God, I put my trust in thee, let me not be put to shame: neither let my enernies scoff at me: for none that rely on thee, shall ever be confounded.
SECRET.-May the sacrifice, we offer, O Lord, be presented before thee; which thou hast appointed to be offered in honour of thy name ; and at the same time become a remedy to us. Thro'.
COMM. Ps. l.Thou wilt accept a sacrifice of righteousness, oblations, and whole burnt-offerings on thy altar, O Lord.