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Here the PROCESSION begins in the usual form, dur
ing which, some of the following Anthems are sung. The Priest or Deacon giving notice thereof by saying :
Let us set out in peace. R. In the name of Christ. Amen.
ANTHEMS during the PROCESSION. ANTHEM. Matt. xxi. When the Lord drew nigh to Jerusalem, he sent two of his disciples, saying: Go ve into the village that is over against you; and you will find the colt of an ass tied, upon which no man hath sat; loose it, and bring it to me. If any one ask you any questions, say: The Lord wanteth it. They untied and brought it to Jesus, and laid their garnients upon it; and he seated himself on it. Others spread their garments in the way: others cut branches from the trees; and those who followed, cried out Hosanna, blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord; and blessed be the reign of our father David: Hosanna in the highest. Ó Son of David have mercy on us.
ANTHEM. When the people heard, that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem, they took palm-branches, and went out to meet him: and the children cried out, saying: This is he, who is come for the salvation of the people. He is our salvation, and the r :demption of Israel. How great is he, whom the thrones and dominations go out to meet! Fear not, o daughter of Sion : behold thy king coineth to thee sitting on an ass's colt, as it is written. Hail, () King, the Creator of the world, who art come to redeem us.
ANTHEM. Six days before the solemnity ofthe Passover, when the Lord was coming into the city of Jerusalem, the children met him, and carried palmbranches in their hands; and they cried out with a lo:d voice, saying: Hosanna in the highest : blessed
art thou who art come in the multitude of thy mercy: Hosanna in the highest.
ANTHEM. The multitude goeth out to meet their Re. deemer with flowers and palms, and payeth the homage due to a triumphant conqueror: the Gentiles proclaim the Son of God: and their voices rend the skies in the praise of Christ: Hosanna in the highest.
ANTHEM. Let us faithfully join with the angels and children, singing to the Conqueror of death: Hosanna in the highest.
ANTHEM. A great multitude that was met together at the festival cried out to the Lord: Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord: Hosanna in the highest. At the return of the Procession, two or four chanters go into the church, and shutting the door, with their faces towards the Procession, sing the two first verses of the following Hymn * To thee, O Christ, &c. which are repeated by the Priest and the others wilhout the church. Then they who are within, sing the following verses; to which those that are without, after every two verses, answer, * m o thee, O Christ, be glory, praises loud :
1 To thee, Hosanna, cried the Jewish crowd.
R. To thee.
R. To thee.
R. To thee.
R. To thee.
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Accept this tribute, which to thee we bring,
R. To thee.
of the cross : which being opened, the Procession enters the Church singing. This ceremony represents our pilgrimage in this mortal life, in which we unite in the praises of God with the blessed in heaven: and live in hopes that the gates thereof will be opened to us throʻ the merits of the cross of Christ.
R. As our Lord entered the holy city, the He. brew children declaring the resurrection of life, * With palm-branches cried out: Hosanna in the highest. V. When the people heard, that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem, they went out to meet him, and *With palm-branches, &c. as above, to V. At Mass all hold the Palms in their hands during the reading or singing of the Passion.
INTROIT. Ps. xxi. T ORD, keep not thy Domine, ne longe faI help far from me; D cias auxilium tuum a look to my defence; me, ad defensionem meam save me from the lion's aspice : libera me de ore mouth, and rescue me leonis, et a cornibus umin my distress, from the cornium humilitatem me. horns of unicorns. am.
Ps. O God, my God, Ps. Deus, Deus meus, look upon me: why hast respice in ine: quare me thou forsaken me? They dereliquisti? Longe a. are my sins that keep sal- salute mer verba delictovation far from me. Lord rum meorum. Domine, keep not, &c.
ne longe, &c. COLLECT. Omnipotens.-0 almighty and eternal God, who wouldst have our Saviour become man, and suffer on a cross, to give mankind an example of humility: mercifully grant, that we may
improve by the example of his patience, and partako of his resurrection. Tiro'.
EPISTLE. Philip ii. 5. 11.-Brethren: Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus; who being in the form of God, thought it not robbery, to be equal with God: but emptied himself, taking the form of a servant, being made in the likeness of men, and in habit found as a man. He humbled himself, becoming obedient unto death : even to the death of the cross. For which canse God also hath exalted him, and hath given him a name which is above all names: that in the name of Jesus every knee shall bow, of those that are in heaven. on earth, and under the earth. And that every tongue should confess that the Lord Jesus Christ is in the glory of the Father. · GRAD. Ps. lxxii.-Thou hast held me by my right hand, and by thy will thou hast conducted me : and with glory thou hast received me. V. How good is God to Israel, to them that are of a right heart! But my feet were almost moved, my steps had well nigb slipt, because I had a zeal on sinners seeing the prosperity of sinners.
TRACT. Ps. xxi.--Deus, Deus meus, respice in me: quare me dereliquisti? O God, my God, look upon me: why hast thou forsaken me? V. far from my salvation are the words of my sins. V. O my God I shall cry by day, and thou wilt not hear : and by night, and it shall not be imputed as folly in me. V. But thou dwellest in the holy place, the praise of Israel. V. In thee have our fathers hoped and thou hast delivered them. V. They cried out to thee, and they were saved: they trusted in thee, and were not confounded. V. But I am a worm, and no man: the reproach of men, and the outcast of the people. V. All they that saw me have laughed me to scorn: they have spoken with the lips, and wag ged the head. V. He hoped in the Lord, said they
let him deliver him; let him save hinr. seeing he de: lighted in him. V. They considered n e, and viewed me attentively: they divided my garnients amongst them, and cast lots for my vest. V. Deliver me from the lion's mouth: and my lowness from the horns of the unicorns. V. Ye that fear the Lord, praise him:0 all ye of the seed of Jacob magnify him. V. A people that is to come, shall be declared the Lord's: and the heavens shall publish his justice. V. To a people, to be born, whom the Lord hath made. The PASSION of our LORD JESUS CHRIST,
according to Matt. xxvi. and xxvii. IT that time ; Jesus said to his disciples : You
I know that after two days shall be the pasch, and the Son of Man shall be delivered up to be crucified. Then were gathered together the chief priests and ancients of the people into the court of The high priest, who was called Caiphas: and they consulted together, that by subtilty they might apprehend Jesus, and put him to death. But they said : Not on the festival day, lest perhaps there should be a tumult amongst the people. And when Jesus was in Bethania, in the house of Simon the leper, there came to him a woman having an alabaster-box of precious ointment, and poured it on his head as he was at table. And the disciples seeing it, had indignation, saying: To what purpose is this waste ? For this might have been sold for much, and given to the poor. And Jesus knowing it, said to them: why do you trouble this woman? for she has wrought a good work upon me. For the poor you have always with you, but me you have not always. For she, in pouring this ointment upon my body, hath done it for my burial. Amen, I say to you, wheresoever this gospel shall be preached in the whole world, that also which she hath done, shall þe told for a memory of her. Then went one