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out over them, but there was no spirit in them And he said to me: Prophesy to the spirit, prophesy, O Son of man, and say to the spirit: Thus saith the Lord God: Come, spirit, from the four winds, and blow upon these slain, and let them live again. And I prophesied as he had commanded me: and the spirit carne into them, and they lived; and they stood upon their feet, an exceeding great army. And he said to me: Son of man, all these bones are the house of Israel: they say: Our bones are dried up, and our hope is lost, and we are cut off. Therefore prophesy, and say to them. Thus saith the Lord God: Behold, I will open your graves, and will bring you out of your sepulcbres, O my people; and will bring you into the land of Israel. And you shall know that I am the Lord, when I shall have opened your sepulchres, and shall have brought you out of your graves, O my people, and shall have put my spirit in you, and you shall live, and I shall make you rest upon your own land, saith the Lord Al
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PRAYER. Deus, qui nos.-0 God, who by the scriptures of both testaments teachest us to celebrate the Paschal sacrament: give us such a sense of thy mercy, that, by receiving thy present favours, we may have a firm hope of thy future blessings. Thro'. R. Amen.
VIII. PROPHECY. Is. iv. In that day seven women shall take hold of one man, saying: We will eat our own bread, and wear our own apparel : only let us be called by thy name, take away our reproach. In that day the bud of the Lord shall be in magnificence and glory, and the fruit of the earth shall be high, and a great joy to them that have escaped of Israel. And it shall come to pass, that every one that shall be left in Sion, and that shall re
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main in Jerusalem, shall be called holy, cvery one that is written in life in Jerusalem. If the Lord shall wash away the filth of the daughters of Sion, and shall wash away the blood of Jerusalem out of thie midst thereof, by the spirit of judgment, and by the spirit of burning. And the Lord will create upon every place of mount Sion, and where he is. called upon, a cloud by day, and a smoke and the brightness of a faming fire in the night: for over all the glory shall be a protection. And there shall be a tabernacle for a shade in the day time from the heat, and for a security, and covert from the whirlwind, and from rain.
TRACT. Is. V.—My beloved had a vineyard on a hill in a fruitful place. V. He fenced it in, and digged it about, and planted it with the choicest vines, and built a tower in the midst thereof. 1'. And set up a wine press therein, for the vineyard of the Lord of hosts is the house of Israel. Pr. Let us pray. Deac. Let us kneel down.
Subd. Stand up again. PRAYER. Deus, qui.-0 God, who by the mouths of the holy prophets hast declared, that through the whole extent of thy empire it is thou that sowest the good seed, and improvest the choicest branches that are found in all the children of thy church: grant to thy people, who are called by the names of vineyards and corn, that they may root out all thorns and briers, and bring forth good fruit in plenty. 'Thro'. R. Amen.
IX. PROPHECY. Exod. xi.- In those days. 'The Lord said to Moses and Aaron, &c. as in the II. Lesson of the Mass of the presanctified, p. 281 Pr. Let us pray. Deac. Let us kneel down.
Subd. Stand up again. PRAYER. Omnipotens.-0 Almighty and Eternal God, who art wonderful in the performance of
all thy works; let thy servants whom thou hast redeemed, understand, that the creation of the world in the beginning was not a more excellent work, than the sacrificing of Christ our passover at the end of the world. Who with thee, &c. R. Amen.
X. PROPHECY. Jonas iji.- In those days : The word of the Lord came to Jonas, &c. as in the Lesson on Monday in Passion Week. p. 212. Pr. Let us pray. Deac. Let us kneel down.
Subd. Stand up again. PRAYER. Deus, qui.-0 God, who has united the several nations of the Gentiles in the profession of thy name: give us both a will and a power to obey thy commands: that all thy people, who are called to eternity, may have the same faith in their minds, and piety in their actions. Thro’. R. Amen.
XI. PROPHECY. Deut. xxxi. 22.— In those days : Moses wrote a canticle, and taught it the children of Israel. And the Lord commanded Josue, the son of Nun, and said: 'Take courage, and be valjant: for thou shalt bring the children of Israel into the land, which I have promised, and I will be with thee. Therefore after Moses had wrote the words of this law in a volume, and finished it: he commanded the Levites, who carried the ark of the covenant of the Lord, saying: Take this book and put it in the side of the ark of the covenant of the Lord your God: that it may be there for a testimony against thee. For I know thy obstinacy, and thy most stiff neck. While I am yet living, and going in with you, you have always been rebellious against the Lord: low much more when I shall be dead ? Gather unto me all the ancients of your tribes, and your doctors, and I will speak these words in their hearing, and will call heaven and earth to witness against them. For I know that, after my leath, you will do wickedly, and will quickly turn aside from the way that I have cominanded you: and evils shall come upon you in the latter times, when you shall do evil in the sight of the Lord, to provoke him by the works of your hands. Moses therefore spoke, in the hearing of the whole assembly of Israel, the words of this canticle, and finished it even to the end.
TRACT. Deut. xxxi.-Hear, Oye heavens, and I will speak: let the earth give ear to the words of my mouth. V. Let what I say be looked for like rain : and let my words drop down like dew. V. Like the shower upon the grass, and the snow upon the dry herb: for I will call upon the name of the Lord V. Publish the greatness of our God: he is God; his works are perfect, and all his ways are justice. V. God is faithful, in whom there is no iniquity: the Lord is just and holy. Pr. Let us pray. Deac. Let us kneel down.
Subd. Stand up again. PRAYER. Deus celsitudo.--0 God, who, raisest the humble, and givest strength to the righteous: and who by thy holy servant Moses, wast pleased so to instruct thy people by the singing of the sacred canticle, that the repetition of the law might be also our direction : shew thy power to all the multitude of Gentiles justified by thee, and, by mitigating thy terrors, grant them joy : that all their sins being pardoned by thee, the threatened vengeance may contribute to their salvation. Thro'. R. Amen.
XII. PROPHECY. Dan. iii.—In those days : King Nabuchodonosor made a statue of gold, of sixty cubits high, and six cubits broad, and he set it up in the plain of Dura, in the province of Babylon. Then Nabuchodonosor the king sent to call together the nobles, the magistrates, and the judges, the captains, the rulers, and governors, and all the chief men of the provinces, to come to the dedica
tion of the statue which king Nabuchodonosor had set up. Then the nobles, the magistrates, and the judges, the captains, and rulers, and the great men that were placed in authority, and all the princes of the provinces, were gathered together to come to the dedication of the statue which king Nabuchodonosor had set up. And they stood before the statue which king Nabuchodonosor had set up. Then a herald cried with a strong voice: To you it is commanded, 0 nations, tribes, and languages : that in the hour that you shall hear the sound of the trumpet, and of the flute, and of the harp, of the sackbut, and of the psaltery, and of the symphony, and of all kind of music; ye fall down and adore the golden statue which king Nabuchodonosor hath set up. But if any man should not fall down and adore, he shall the same hour be cast into a furnace of burning fire. Upon this, therefore, at the time when all the people heard the sound of the trumpet, the flute and the harp, of the sackbut, and the psaltery, of the symphony, and of all kind of music; all the nations, tribes and languages, fell down and adored the golden statue, which king Nabuchodonosor had set up. And presently, at that very time some Chaldeans came and accused the Jews: and said to king Nabuchodonosor: 0 king, live for ever: Thou, O king, hast made a decree, that every man that shall hear the sound of the trumpet, the flute, and the harp. of the sackbut, and the psaltery, of the symphony, and of all kind of music, shall prostrate himself, and adore the golden statue; and that if any man shall not fall down and adore, he should be cast into a furnace of burning fire. Now there are certain Jews, whom thou hast set over the works of the province of Babylon, Sidrach, Misach, and Abednago : these men, o king, have slighted thy decree: they worship not thy gods nor do they a lore the golden statue which thou hast set up ^