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SECRET. Mercifully look down, O Lord, we beseech thee, on the offerings of thy church; among which gold, frankincense, and myrrh are no longei offered; but what was siguified by those of ferings is sacrificed and received, Jesus Christ, thy Son our Lord. Who liveth.

COMMUNICANTES. -Being united in communi. on, and celebrating that most sacred day on which thy only begotten Son, co-eternal with thee in thy glory, appeared in a visible body in the reality of our flesh. Moreover, honourmg in the first place the memory of blessed Mary ever a Virgin, &c. p. xxxiv

COMM.-We have seen his star in the east, and are come with offerings to adore the Lord.

P. COMM. Præsta, quæsumus.-Grant, we beseech thee, O Almighty God, that our minds may be so purified, as to understand what we celebrate on this great solemnity. Thro'


INTROIT. Is. vi. Ps. xcix. I Saw a man seated on a IN excelso throno vidi se

high throne, whom a dere virum, quem adom multitude of angels ador- rat multitudo Angelorum ed, singing all together : psallentes in unum : Ecce Behold him, whose name cujus imperii nomen est in and empire are to last for æternum. ever. Ps. Sing joyfully to Ps. Jubilate Deo omnis God, all the earth: serve terra : servite Domino in ye the Lord with glad- lætitia. V. Gloria. ness. V. Glory.

COLLECT. Vota quæsumus. According to thy divine mercy, O Lord, receive the vows of thy people, who pour forth their prayers to thec; that they may know what their duty requireth of them, and be able to comply with what they know. Thro'. Here, and at the Secret and Postcommunion, is made

Commemoration of the Epiphany, by the Collect, &c. of that Feast, p. 90. &c.

EPISTLE. Rom. xi. 1. 5.-Brethren: I be.* seech you, by the mercy of God, that you prem sent your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, pleasing unto God, your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be reformed in the newness of your mind, that you may prove what is the good, and the acceptable, and the perfect will of God. For I say, by the grace that is given me to all that are among you, not to be more wise than it behoveth to be wise, but to be wise unto sobriety, and according as God hath divided to every one the measure of faith. For as in one body we have many members, but all the members have not the same office: so we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members of one another, in Jesus Christ our Lord.

GRAD. Ps. lxxi.-Blessed be the Lord the God of Israel, who alone hath done great wonders from the beginning. V. Let the mountains receive peace for thy people, and the hills righteousness. Alleluia.

V. Sing joyfully to the V. Jubilate Deo omnis Lord all the earth, and terra: servite Domino in serve ye the Lord with luetitia Alleluia. gladness. Alleluia.

GOSPEL. Luke ii. 42. 52.-When Jesus was twelve years old, they went up to Jerusalem according to the custom of the feast. And having fulfilled the days, when they returned, the child Jesus remained in Jerusalem, and his parents knew it not. And thinking that he was in the company, they came a day's journey, and sought him among their kinsfolks and acquaintance. And not finding him, they returned into Jerusalem seeking him. And it came to pass, t'at after three days they found him in the temple sitting in the midst of the doctors, hearing

them, and asking them questions. And all that s heard him, were astonished at his wisdom and his answers. And seeing him, they wondered. And his mother said to him: Son, why hast thou done so to Us? Beholil thy father and I have sought three sora rowing. And he said to them: How is it that you sought me? Did you not know that I must be about my father's business? And they understood not the word that he spoke unto them. And he went down with them, and came to Nazareth: and was subject to them. And his mother kept all these words in her heart. And Jesus advanced in wis. dom, and age, and grace with God and men. CREDO.

OFFERT. Ps. xcix.-Sing joyfully to the Lord, all the earth, serve ye the Lord with glaulness: present yourselves to him with transports of joy, for the Lord is God.

SECRET. May the sacrifice we have offered to thee, O Lord, always enliven and defend us. Thro'.

COMM. Luke ii.-Son, why hast thou done so with us? I and thy father have sought thee with sor

And why did you seek me? Did you not know that I must be about the concerns of my Father?

P. COMM. Supplices. Grant we humbly beBeech thee, 0 Almighty God, that those whom thou refreshest with thy sacraments, may, by a life wellpleasing to thee, worthily serve thee. Thrn'


INTROIT. Phil. ii. Ps. viii.
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IN nomine Jesuomnegelet every knee bend

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word Jesus Christ is in the Christus in gloria est Dei glory of God the Father. Patris. Ps. Domine DoYs. O Lord our Lord, minus noster, quam admi, how wonderful is thy rabile est nomen tuum in name over the whole universa terra. V. Gloric earth. V. Glory.

COLLECT. Deus qui.- God, who didst appoint thy only begotten Son the Saviour of mankind, and commandedst that his name should be called JESUS: mercifully grant, that we who venerate his holy name on earth, may also enjoy his sight in hea.

Thro'. COLLECT of the Sunday. Omnipotens-o al. mighty and eternal God, supreme Kuler, both of heaven and earth, mercifully give ear to the prayers of thy people, and grant us peace in our time. Thro.

LESSON. Acts iv. 8. 12.-In those days : Peter being filled with the Holy Ghost, said to them: Ye princes of the people and ancients, hear: if we this day are examined concerning the good deed done to the infirm man, by what means he hath been made whole, be it known to you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified, whom God hath raised from the dead, even by him this man standeth here before “ This is the stone which was rejected by you the builders which is become the head of the corner: neither is there salvation in any other. For there is no other name under heaven given to men whereby we must be saved.

GRAD. Ps. cv.Save us, O Lord our God, and gather us from amidst the nations, that we may give thanks to thy holy name, and may glory in thy praise. V. Is. vi. Thou Lord art our Father and Redeemer.

V. My mouth shall V. Laudem Domini lo publish the praises of the quetur os meum, et benen

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Lord: and let all flesh dicat omnis caro nomon bless his holy name. Alel. sanctum ejus. Alleluia. After Septuagesima, instead of the foregoing V. and

Alleluia, is said the TRACT.. Domine Deus virtutum converte nos : et ostende faciem tuam, et salvi erimus : sonet vox tua in auribus meis. Convert us to thee, O Lord God of Hosts: shew thy face, and we shall be saved: let thy voice sound in my ears.

V. For swect is thy voice, and very beautiful is thy countenance. V. Thy name, O Jesus! is as a sweet perfume; therefore have virgins loved thee.

GOSPEL. Luke ü. As p. 89.

OFFERT. Ps. lxxxvi.-I will praise thee, O Lord my God, with my whole heart, and I will give glory to thy name for ever: because, O Lord thou art good and gracious, and full of mercy towards all that call upon

thee. Alleluia. SECRET. May thy blessing, O most merciful God, by which every creature is enlivened and subsists, sanctify this our sacritice, which we offer thee in honour of the name of thy Son, our Lord Jesus Christ : that it may be acceptable to the praise of thy majesty, and available to our salvation. Thro' the


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SECRET of the Sunday. Sanctify, O Lord, our
offerings, and cleanse us from the stains of our sis.
PREFACE, Quia per incarnati, p. xxx.

COMM. Ps. lxxxy. All the nations thou hast made shall come and adore before thee, O Lord, and they shall glorify thy holy name, for thou art great and dost wonderful things. Thou art God alone. Alleluia.

P. COMM. Omnipotens.-0 almighty and eternal God, who didst both create and redeem us, mer. cifully hear our prayers, and vouchsafe, with pleasing and kind countenance, to receive the sacrifice

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