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the head, that ran down upon the beard, the beard of Aaron. Alleluia, Alleluia V. Let them that fear the Lord, hope in him: he is their helper and their protector. Alleluia.

GOSPEL. Matt. xxii. 15. 21. At that time: The Pharisees going, consulted among themselves how to ensnare Jesus in his speech. And they send to him their disciples, with the Herodians, saying: Master, we know that thou art a true speaker, and teachest the way of God in truth, neither carest thou for any man; for thou dost not regard the person of men. Tell us therefore what thou dost think, is it lawful to give tribute to Cæsar or not? But Jesus knowing their wickedness said: Why do you tempt me, ye hypocrites? Show me the coin of the tribute. And they offered him a penny. And Jesus saith to them: Whose image and inscription is this? They say to him; Cæsar's. Then he saith to them: Render therefore to Cæsar the things that are Cæsar's, and to God the things that are God's. CRedo.

OFFERT. Esther xiv. Remember me, O Lord, who art above all power; and put a proper speech in my mouth, that my words may be pleasing when come before the prince.

SECRET. Grant, O merciful God, that this sacrifice of salvation may constantly both free us from our sins, and protect us from all adversity. Through.

COMM. Ps. xv. I have cried, for thou, O God, hast heard me, O incline thine ear, and hear my words.

P. COMM. Having received, O Lord, the sacred mysteries, we humbly beseech thee, that what thou hast ordered us to do in remembrance of thee, may be a help to our weakness. Through.


Should there be but 23 Sundays after Pentecost, the Mass of the 24th is said to-day, and this on the preceding Saturday, (if it be neither a double nor semi-double), in which case it is said on some vacant-day before it.

Introit. Jer. xxix.

DICIT Dominus: ego cogito cogitationes pacis, et non afflictionis: invocabitis me, et ego exaudiam vos: et reducam captivitatem vestram de cunctis locis. Ps. Benedixisti, Domine, terram tuam: avertisti captivitatem: Jacob. V. Gloria.

THE Lord saith: I think thoughts of peace, and not of aflliction: you shall call upon me, and I will hear you: and I will bring back your captivity from all places. Ps. Thou, O Lord, hast blessed thy land: thou hast turned away the captivity of Jacob. V. Glory.

COLL. Pardon, O Lord, we beseech thee, the sins of thy people: that we may be delivered by thy goodness from the guilt we have contracted by our own weakness. Through.

EPISTLE. Philip. iii. 17. 21. iv. 1. 3. Brethren: Be followers of me, and observe them who walk so as you have our model. For many walk, of whom I have told you often, (and now tell you weeping), that they are enemies of the cross of Christ: whose end is destruction, whose god is their belly, and whose glory is in their shame: who mind earthly things. But our conversation is in heaven: from whence also we look for the Saviour, our Lord Jesus Christ, who will reform the body of our lowness, made like to the body of his glory, according to the operation whereby also he is able to subdue all things unto himself,

(Chap. iv.) Therefore, my dearly beloved brethren, aud most desired, my iv, and my crown:


so stand fast in the Lord, my dearly beloved. beg of Evodia, and I beseech Syntyche, to be of one mind in the Lord. And I entreat thee also, my sincere companion, help those women that have laboured with me in the gospel, with Clement and the rest of my fellow labourers, whose names are in the book of life.

GRAD. Ps. xliii. Thou hast saved us, O Lord, from them that afflict us: and hast put them to shame that hate us. V. In God shall we glory all the day long; and in thy name we will give praise for ever. Alleluia, Alleluia. V. Out of the depths I have cried to thee, O Lord: Lord, hear my voice. Alleluia.

GOSPEL. Matt. ix. 18. 26. At that time: As Jesus was speaking to the multitude, behold a certain ruler came up and adored him, saying: Lord, my daughter is even now dead; but come, lay thy hand upon her, and she shall live. And Jesus rising up followed him, with his disciples. And behold a woman who was troubled with an issue of blood twelve years, came behind him, and touched the hem of his garment. For she said within herself: If I shall touch only his garment, I shall be healed. But Jesus turning and seeing her, said: Be of good heart, daughter, thy faith hath made thee whole. And the woman was made whole from that hour. And when Jesus was come into the house of the ruler, and saw the minstrels and the multitude making a rout, he said: Give place; for the girl is not dead, but sleepeth. And they laughed him to scorn.


when the multitude was put forth, he went in and took her by the hand. And the maid arose. And the fame hereof went abroad into all that country. CREDO.

OFFERT. Ps. cxxix. Out of the depths I have cried to thee, O Lord; Lord, hear my voice: out of the depths I have cried to thee, O Lord. SECRET. We offer thee, O Lord, this sacri

fice of praise, as a repeated token of our homage that thou mayest accomplish in us what thou hast already granted beyond our deserts. Through.

COMM. Mark xi. Amen, I say unto you, all things whatsoever you ask when ye pray, believe that you shall receive; and it shall be done unto


P. COMM. We beseech thee, O almighty God, that thou wouldst not leave exposed to the dangers of this life, those whom thou hast joyfully made partakers of this divine food. Through.

As there cannot be less than 23, nor more than 28 Sundays after Pentecost, it is to be observed that the Mass of the 24th is always said on that Sunday which immediately precedes Advent. When, therefore, it happens that there are any intervening Sundays between the 23d and the last, the Introit, Gradual, Offertory, and Communion, are taken from the 23d, and the rest of the Mass from the Sundays which were omitted after Epiphany; for instance, if but one Sunday, the Mass is of the 6th after Epiphany; if two, of the 5th and 6th; if three, of the 4th, 5th, and 6th; and if four, of the 3d, 4th 5th, and 6th,


All as on the Twenty-third Sunday, except

COLL. Stir up, we beseech thee, O Lord, the hearts of thy faithful; that, becoming more zealous in the performance of good works, they may receive from thy goodness more effectual remedies for their disorders. Through.

EPISTLE. Colos. i. 9. 14. Brethren: We cease not to pray for you, and to beg that you may be filled with the knowledge of the will of God, in all wisdom, and spiritual understanding: that you may walk worthy of God, in all things pleasing: being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God: strengthened with all might, according to the power of his glory, in all patience and long-suffering with joy. Giving

thanks to God the Father, who hath made ns worthy to be partakers of the lot of the saints in light: who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of the Son of his love, in whom we have redemption through his blood, the remission of sins.

GOSPEL. Matt. xxiv. 15. 35. At that time: Jesus said to his disciples: When you shall see the abomination of desolation, which was spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place: he that readeth let him understand. Then they that are in Judea, let them flee to the mountains: and he that is on the house-top, let him not come down to take any thing out of his house; and he that is in the field, let him not go back to take his coat. And woe to them that are with child, and give suck in those days. But pray that your flight be not in the winter, or on the Sabbath. For there shall be then great tribulation, such as hath not been from the beginning of the world until now, neither shall be. And unless those days had been shortened, no flesh should be saved: but for the sake of the elect those days shall be shortened. Then if any man shall say to you: Lo! here is Christ, or there: do not believe him: For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall show great signs and wonders, insomuch as to deceive (if possible) even the elect. Behold I have told it to you beforehand; if therefore they shall say to you: Behold he is in the desert, go ye not out: Behold he is in the closets, believe it not. For as lightning cometh out of the east, and appeareth even into the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. Wheresoever the body shall be, there shall the eagles also be gathered together. And immediately after the tribulation of those days, the sun shall be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fail from heaven, and the powers of heaven shall be

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