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all truth according to the promise of thy Son. Who -in unity of the same.
I. LESSON. Acts ii. 14. 21. — In those days : Peter standing up with the eleven, lifted up his voice and spoke to them: Ye men of Judea, and all you that dwell in Jerusalem, be this known to you and with your ears receive my words. For these are not drunk, as you suppose, seeing it is but the third hour of the day: But this is that which was spoken of by the prophet Joel: “ And it shall come to pass in the last days (saith the Lord) I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams. And upon my servants indeed, and upon my handmaids, will I pour out in those days of my spirit, and they shall prophesy. And I will shew wonders in the heaven above, and signs on the earth beneath; blood, and fire, and vapour of smoke. The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and manifest day of the Lord come. And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord, shall be saved.”
Alleluia. V. Ps. xxxii.-By the word of the Lord the heavens were established : and all the power of them by the spirit of his mouth.
II. COLLECT. Presta quæsumus.-Grant, we beseech thee, O almighty and most merciful God, that thy holy spirit may defend and dwell in our souls, and so thoroughly purify us, that we may at length become the temple of his glory. Thro'. From this day to Saturday next inclusively, after the
Collect of the day, either the Collect, Ecclesiæ tuæ or Deus omnium is said, together with their respective Secrets and P. Comm. as on the first Sunday of Advent, p. 50, &c.
II. LESSON. Acts v. 12. 16.-- In those days : Were many signs and wonders wrought among the people. And they were all with one accord in Solomon's porch. But of the rest no man durst join himself with them ; but the people magnified them. And the multitude of men and women that believed in the Lord was more increased : insomuch that they brought forth the sick into the streets, and laid them on beds and couches, that when Peter came, his shadow at least might overshadow any of them. and they might be delivered from their infirmities. And there came also together to Jerusalem a multitude out of the neighbouring cities, bringing sick persons, and such as were troubled with unclean spirits, who were all healed.
Alleluia, Alleluia. V.* Çome, O Holy Glost, with the Prose as before, p. 376.
GOSPEL. John vi. 44. 52.–At that time : Jesus said to the multitude of the Jews : No man can come to me except the Father, who hath sent me, draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day. It is written in the prophets: “And they shall all be taught of God.” Every one that hath heard of the Father, and hath learned, cometh to me. Not that any man hath seen the Father, but he who is of God, he hath seen the Father. Amen, Amen I say unto you: He that believeth in me hath everlasting life. I am the bread of life. Your fathers did eat manna in the desert, and are dead. This is the bread which cometh down from heaven: that if any man eat of it, he may not die. I am the living bread which came down from heaven. If any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever: and the bread that I will give is my flesh for the life of the world.
OFFERT. Ps. xviii. — I will meditate on thy commandments, which I have loved very much ; and I will put in practice thy commandments, which I have loved, Alleluia.
SECRET.-Receive, we beseech thee, O Lord, this offering, and grant that we may celebrate with piety these sacred mysteries. Thro'.
COMM. John xiv. I leave you peace, Alleluia. I give you my peace, Alleluia, Alleluia.
P. COMM. Sumentes.- Having, partaken, o Lord, of thy heavenly sacraments, we beseech thy clemency that we may enjoy the effects of the mysteries we celebrate in time, in an eternity of bliss. Thro'.
THURSDAY IN WHITSUN WEEK.
All as on Whit Sunday, p. 375, except. LESSON. Acts viii. 5. 9.—In those days : Philip going down to the city of Samaria, preached Christ to them. And the people with one accord were attentive to those things, which were said by Philip, bearing and seeing the miracles which he did. For many of them who had unclean spirits, crying with a loud voice went out. And many taken with the palsy, that were lame, were healed. And there was therefore great joy in that city.
GOSPEL. Luke ix. 1. 6.—At that time: Jesus calling together the twelve apostles, he gave them power and authority over all devils, and to cure dis- · eases. And he sent them to preach the kingdom of God, and to heal the sick. And he said to them: Take nothing for your journey, neither staff, nor scrip, nor bread, nor money, neither have two coats. And whatsoever house you shall enter into, abide there, and depart not from thence. And whosoever will not receive you: when you go out of that city, shake off even the dust of your feet for a testimony against them. And going out they went about through the towns preaching the gospel and healing every where. CREDO.
EMBER FRIDAY. INTROIT. Ps. lxx.-Let my mouth be filled with thy praise, Alleluia: that I may sing, Alleluia : my lips shall rejoice, when, I sing to thee, Alleluin,
Alleluia. Ps. In thee, O Lord, have I hoped, let me never be put to confusion: Deliver me in thy justice and rescue me. V. Glory.
COLLECT. Da, quæsumus.--Grant, we beseech thee, O most merciful God, that thy Church, being assembled by thy holy spirit, may in no manner be molested with the disturbance of enemies. Thro'.
LESSON. Joel ï. 23. 27.—Thus 'saith the Lord God: And you, O children of Sion, rejoice, and be joyful in the Lord your God: because he hath given you a teacher of justice, and he will make the early and the latter rain to come down for you as in the beginning. And the floors shall be filled with wheat, and the presses shall overflow with wine and oil. And I will restore to you the years which the locust, and the bruchus, and the mildew, and the palmer-worm hath eaten: my great host which I have sent upon you. And you shall eat in plenty and shall be filled : and you, shall praise the name of the Lord your God, who hath done wonders with you, and my people sha}} not be confounded for ever. And you shall know that I am in the midst of Israel: and I am the Lord your God, and there is none besides: and my people shall not be confounded for ever, saith the Lord Alinighty.
Alleluid, Alleluia. V. O how good and sweet is the spirit in uş, O Lord! Alleluia. V. * Come, O Holy Ghost, &c. with the Prose, p. 376.
GOSPEL. Luke v. 17. 26.--At that time : It came to pass on a certain day, that Jesus sat teach
ing. And there were Pharisees and doctors of the law sitting by, that were come out of every town of Galilee and Judea and Jerusalem; and the power of the Lord was to heal them. And behold men brought in a bed, a man who had the palsy : and they sought means to bring him in, and to lay him before him. And when they could not find by what way they might bring him in, because of the multitude, they went up upon the roof, and let him down through the tiles with his bed into the midst, before Jesus. And when he saw their faith, he said: Man, thy sins are forgiven thee. And the Scribes and the Pharisees began to think, saying: Who is this who speaketh blasphemies? Who can forgive sins, but God alone? And when Jesus knew their thoughts, answering, he said to them: What is it you think in your hearts? Which is easier to say? Thy sins are forgiven thee; or to say: arise and walk? But that you may know that the Son of Mau hath power on earth to forgive sins, (he saith to the sick of the palsy) I say to thee, arise, take up thy bed and go into thy house. And immediately rising up before them, he took up the bed on which he lay; and be went away to his own house, glorifying God. And all were astonished; and they glorified God. And they were filled with fear, saying: We have seen wonderful things to-day.
OFFERT. Ps. cxlv.- Praise the Lord, O my soul; whilst I live I will praise the Lord: I will sing praises to my God, while I have a being. Alleluia.
SECRET.-May the sacrifice offered in thy presence, O Lord, be consumed by the same divine fire, by which the Holy Ghost inflarned the hearts of the disciples of Christ thy Son. Thro' the same -in unity of the same.
COMM. John xiv.-.I will not leave you orphans: