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O Lord, inspire us with divine fervour: that we may delight both in their effect and celebration. Thro’.
Let us pray. Bow down your heads to God.
PRAYER. Adjuva.--Help us, O God, our salvation; and grant that we may celebrate with joy the: memory of these benefits, by which thou hast been pleased to redeem us. Thro'.
TUESDAY. INTROIT. Gal. vi. We ought to glory in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ : in whom is our salvation, life, and resurrection; by whoin we have been saved and delivered. Ps. lxvi. May God have mercy on us, and bless us; may his countenance shine upon us, and may he have mercy on us. We ought, &c, to Ps.
COLLECT. Omnipotens.-0 Almighty and everlasting God, grant that we may so celebrate the mysteries of our Lord's passion, as to obtain thy pardon. Through the saine.
LESSON. Jer. xi. 18. 20.- In those days : Jeremias said: Thou, O Lord, hath shewed me, and I have known: then thou shewdst me their doings. And I was as a meek lamb, that is carried to be a victim: and I knew not that they had devised counsels against me, saying: Let us put wood oni his bread, and cut him off from the land of the liring, and let his name be remembered no more. But thou, O Lord of Sabaoth, who judgest justly, ani! triest the reins and the heart, let me see thy revenge on them: for to thee I have revealed my cause. · GRAD. Ps. xxxiv.-When they were troublesome to me, I clothed myself with hair-cloth, and I humbled my soul with fasting; and I will yet continue to pour forth my prayer in my bosom. V. Judge thou, O Lord, them that wrong me: overthrow then; that fight against me: take hold of arms and shield: and rise to help me.
The PASSION of our LORD JESUS CHRIST,
according to Mark xiv. and xv. OT that time: The feast of the pasch and of the dl azymes was after two days: and the chief priests and the scribes sought how they might by some wile lay hold on him and kill him. But they said : Not on the festival day, lest there should be a 'tumult among the people. And when he was in Bethania, in the house of Simon the leper, and was at meat, there came a woman having an alabaster box of ointment of precious spikenard : and breaking the alabaster box, she poured it out upon his head. Now there were some that had indignation within themselves, and said: Why was this waste of the ointment made ? For this ointment might have been sold for more than three hundred pence, and given to the poor. And they murmured against her. But Jesus said: Let her alone, why do you molest her? She hath wrought a good work upon me. For the poor you have always with you, and whensoever you will, you may do them good; but me you have not always. What she had, she hath done: she is come before-hand to anoint my body for the burial. Amen I say to you, wheresoever this gospel shall be preached in the whole world, that also which she hath done shall be told for a memorial of her. And Judas Iscariot, one of the twelve, went to the chief priests, to betray him to them. Who hearing it were glad ; and promised to give him money. And he sought how he might conveniently betray him. Now on the first day of the unleavened bread, when they sacrificed the pasch, the disciples say to him: Whither wilt thou that we go and prepare for thee to eat the pasch? And he sendeth two of bis disciples, and saith to them: go ye into the city, and there shall meet you, a man carrying a pitcher of water, follow him: and whithersoever he shall go in, say to the master of the house: The Master saith: Where is my refectory, that I inay eat the • pasch with my disciples? And he will shew you a large dining room furnished; and there prepare ve for us. And his disciples went their way, and came into the city; and they found as he had told them, and they prepared the pasch. And when evening was come, he cometh with the twelve. And when they were at table eating, Jesus saith: Amen I say to you, one of you that eateth with me shall betray me. But they began to be sorrowful, and to say to him one by one: Is it I? Who saith to them: one of the twelve, who dippeth his hand in the dish with me. And the Son of Man indeed goeth, as it is written of him ; but wo to that man by whom the Son of Man shall be betrayed. It were better for him, if that man had not been born. And whilst they were eating, Jesus took bread; and blessing, broke, and gave to thein, and said: Take ye, this is my body. And having taken the chalice, giving thanks, he gave it to them: and they ail drank of it. And he said to them: This is my blood of the New Testament, which shall be shed for many. Amen I say to you, that I will drink no more of this fruit of the vine, until that day when I shall drink it new in tl e kingdom of God. And when they had sung an hymn, they went forth to the mount of Olives. And Jesus saith to them: You will all be scandalized in my regard this night; for it is written : “I will strike the shepherd, and the sheep shall be dispersed.” But after I shall be risen again, I will go hefore you into Galilee. But Peter saith to him: A! though all shall be scandalized in thee, yet not I And Jesus saith to him: Amen I say to thee, to-day, even in this night, before the cock crow twice, thou shalt deny me thrice. But he spoke the inore vehemenily: Although I should die together with thee, I will not deny thee. And in like manner also sail they all. And they came to a farın called Gethsemani. And he saith to his disciples: Sit you here, while I pray. And he taketh Peter, and James, and John with him; and he began to fear, and to be heavy. And he saith to them: My soul is sorrowful even unto death; stay you here, and watch. And when he had gone forward a little, he fell flat on the ground; and he prayed that, if it might be, the hour might pass from him: and he saith: Abba, Father, all things are possible to thee, remove this chalice from me, but not what I will, but what thou wilt. And he cometh, and findeth them sleeping. And he saith to Peter: Simon, sleepest thou? enuldst thou not watch one hour? Watch ye, and pray, that ye enter not into teinptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak. And going away again, he prayed, saying the same words. And when he returned he found them again asleep, (for their eyes were heavy) and they knew not what to answer him. And he cometh the third time, and saith to them: Sleep ye now, and take your rest. It is enough: the hour is come; behold the Son of Man shall be betrayed into the hands of sin- . ners. Rise up, let us go. Behold he that will betray me, is at hand. And while he was yet speaking, cometh Judas Iscariot, one of the twelve, and with him a great multitude with swords and staves, from the chief priests, and the scribes, and the an cients. And he that betrayed him had given them a sign saying: Whomsoever I shall kiss, that is he, lay hold on him, and lead him away carefully. And when he was come, iminediately going up to him, he saith: Hail, Rabbi: and he kissed him. But they laid hands on him, and held him. And one of them that stood by, drawing a sword, struck a servant of the chief priest, and cut off his ear. And Jesus answering, said to them: Are you come out
as to a robber with swords and staves to apprehend me? I was daily with you in the temple teaching, and you did not lay hands on me. But, that the scripture may be fulfilled. Then his disciples leaving him, all fled away. And a certain young man followed him, having a linen cloth cast about his naked body: and they laid hold on him. But he casting off the linen cloth, fied from them naked. And they brought Jesus to the high priest; and all the priests and the scribes and the ancients were assembled together. And Peter followed him afar off even into the palace of the high priest; and he sat with the servants at the fire and warmed himself. And the chief priests and all the council sought for evidence against Jesus that they might put him to death, and they found none. For many bore false witness against him, and their evidence were not agreeing. And some rising up, bore false witness against him, saying: We heard him say: I will destroy this temple made with hands, and within three days I will build another not made with hands. And their witness did not agree. And the high-priest rising up in the midst, asked Jesus, saying: Answerest thou nothing to the things that are laid to thy charge by these nen ? But he held his peace and answered nothing. Again the high-priest asked him, and said to him: Art thou Christ the Son of the blessed God? And Jesus said to him: I am. And you shall see the Son of Man sitting on the right hand of the power of God, and coming in the clouds of heaven. Then the high-priest rending his garments, saith: What need we any further witnesses? You have heard the blasphemy. What think you? Who all condemned him to be guilty of death. And some began to spit on him, and to cover his face, and to butlet him, and to say to him : Prophesy: and the servants struck him with the palms of their hands. Now when Peter was in the