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him, and cried. Hosanna, blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord, the King of Israel And Jesus found a young ass, and sat upon it, as it is written: “Fear not, daughter of Sion: behold, thy King cometh sitting on an ass's colt." These things his disciples did not know at the first : but when Jesus was glorified, they then remembered that these things were written of him; and that they had done these things to him. The multitude therefore gave testimony, which was with him, when he called Lazarus out of the grave, and raised him from the dead. For which reason also the people came to meet him : because they heard he had done this miracle. The Pharisees therefore said among themselves : Do you see that we prevail nothing ? behold, the whole world is gone after him. Now there were certain Gentiles among them that came up to adore on the festival day. These therefore came to Philip, who was of Bethsaida of Galilee, and desired him, saying: Sir, we would see Jesus. Philip cometh, and telleth Andrew. Again Andrew and Philip told Jesus. But Jesus answered them, saying: The hour is come that the Son of Man shall be glorified. Amen, amen, I say to you, unless the grain of wheat falling into the ground, die ; itself remaineth 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, keepeth it unto life eternal. If any man minister to me, let him follow me: and where I am, there also shall my minister be. If any man minister to 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 I came unto this hour. Father glorify thy name. A voice therefore came from heaven : “ I have both glorified it, and will glorify it again.” The multitude therefore that stood and heard, said that it thundered. Others said:! An angel spoke to him. Jesus answered, and said: This voice came not because of me, but for your sakes. Now is the judgment of the world : now shall the prince of this world be cast out. And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all things to myself. (Now this he said signifying what death he should die.) The multitude 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 ? Jesus therefore said to them: Yet a little while, the light is among you. Walk whilst you have the light, that the darkness overtake you not: and he that walketh in darkness knoweth not whether he goeth. Whilst you have the light, believe in the light, that you may be the children of light. These things Jesus spoke, and he went away and hid himself from them.
OFFERT. Ps. 118.- Blessed art thou, O Lord, teach me thy justifications : deliver me not to proud calumniators: and I shall answer those who reproach me.
SECRET. Mercifully, O Lord, we beseech thee, deliver us from all sins and dangers, since thou allowest us to partake of these great mysteries. Thro'.
P. COMM. Divini.-Being filled with the divine gift, we beseech thee, O Lord our God, that we may ever live by thy participation thereof. Thro'.
Let us pray. Bow down your heads to God.
PRAYER. Treatur.—May thy right hand, O Lord, we beseech thee, protect thy people making supplication to thee, and purifying them from their sins, make them wise, that they may make such use of the comforts of this present life, as to arrive at that which is eternal. Thro'.
PALM-SUNDAY TS so called from the ceremony of blessing branche I of Palms, Olives, or some other tree, to be distri buted among the faithful to carry in procession; in re
membrance of what the Jewish people did, when Jesus Christ, six days before his passion, made his triumphant entry into Jerusalem riding on an ass's colt, as had been foretold by the prophet, and was received with the joy ful acclamations of the multitude, as well as those of his disciples.
Let us, therefore, assist at the ceremony of this day with recollection and piety: and whilst we bear the Palms in our hands, let us adore him, who conquered hell by his death, and endeavour to partake of his triumph, by overcoming sin, and every inclination contrary to the spirit of God. After sprinkling the Holy Water, as ueual on other
Sundays, the Office begins thus : Anthem. Hosanna to the Son of David : blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord. O King of Israel: Hosanna in the highest. The Lord be with you. R. And with thy spirit.
Let us pray. COLLECT. Deus quem.-0 God, whom to love is true righteousness, multiply in our hearts the gifts of thy holy grace: and since, by the death of thy only Son, thou hast made us to hope for those things which we believe ; grant that by his resurrection, we may arrive at the happy end of our journey. Who liveth.
LESSON. Exod. xv. 27. and xvi. 1. 7.-In those days : The children of Israel came into Elim, where there were twelve fountains of water, and seventy palm-trees: and they encamped by the waters.Chap. xvi. And they set forward from Elim; and all the multitude of the children of Israel came into the desert of Sin, which is between Elim and Sinai, the fifteenth day of the second month after they came out of the land of Egypt. And all the congregation of the children of Israel murmured against Moses and Aaron in the wilderness. And the children of Israel said to theia: Would to God we had died by the band of the Lord in the land of Egypi, when we sat over the flesh pots, and ate bread to the full: Why have you brought us into this desert, 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 prove them whether they will walk in my law, or no. But the sixth day let them provi le 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 land 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 froni 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 tha 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 their: and forth with he will 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. And 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 PALMS. The Lord be with you. R. And with thy spirit.
Let us pray. Auge fidem. Increase, O God, the faith of them that hope in thee, and mercifully hear the prayers of thy suppliants: 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 going 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 give 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, Almighty Father, eternal God, who art glorious in the assembly of thy saints. For thy creatures serve thee, because they acknowledge thee