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our comfort in times of trouble, and our consolation in distress, and it is through the action of this gracious emanation of benevolence that we are finally to obtain the happiness of a life to
At the birth of our Saviour, a new covenant was made with man. The law of the Father, given by Moses, was modified by the commentary of the Son; and on the death of the Son, the principle of mercy rose triumphant. The way of salvation is now pointed out to us, and a heavenly influence will strengthen our efforts follow it.
The mysterious union of Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, with might, majesty and dominion, to govern this world, and all that it contains, as God, Judge, and Guide, we are not permitted comprehend, but we are plainly warranted by and through their several attributes, to humbly worship and adore the eternal and almighty Spirit of the universe, the Creator and God of all, around whom circle a thousand brilliant worlds, governed by one law, and guided by one will, and to pay his manifestations our deepest homage, in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost.
THE TEN COMMANDMENTS.
DELIVERED BY MOSES TO THE JEWS.
1. THOU shalt not have strange gods before
the Lord thy God, who brought thee out
of the land of Egypt, and out of the house of bondage.
2. Thou shalt not make to thyself any graven image, nor the likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or in the earth beneath, or in the water under the earth, thou shalt not worship them, nor serve them.
3. Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain.
4. Keep holy the Sabbath day; six days shalt thou labor and do all thy work. The seventh day is the Sabbath day.
5. Honor thy father and thy mother.
9. Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor.
10. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's wife, nor his house, nor his servants, nor anything that is thy neighbor's.
THE TWO COMMANDMENTS OF CHRIST.
1. Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. 2. Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.
On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.
THE FIVE PRECEPTS OF THE
1. To hear public service of Sun holidays of obligation.
2. To fast and abstain on the manded.
3. To confess our sins. 4. To receive the blessed Euchar 5. To contribute to the support of
THE TWO SACRAMENT 1. Baptism. 2. The Lord's Supper, or Euchar
THE FOUR APOSTOLIC ORDIN 1. Confirmation.
3. Holy 2. Penance.
THE THREE THEOLOGICAL V. Faith, Hope, and Charity.
THE FOUR CARDINAL VIRI Prudence, Justice, Fortitude, and T
THE SEVEN GIFTS OF THE HOL
Wisdom, Understanding, Counsel, Knowledge, Piety, and the fear of the
SAYINGS OF OUR SAVIOUR ON THE CROSS,
THE SEVEN GIFTS OF THE HOLY GHOST.
THE TWELVE FRUITS OF THE HOI
GHOST. Charity, Patience, Mildness, Modesty, Jo Forbearance, Fidelity, Moderation, Peac Goodness, Kindness, and Chastity.
THE FIVE PRECEPTS OF THE CHURCH.
1. To hear public service of Sundays, and all holidays of obligation.
2. To fast and abstain on the days commanded.
3. To confess our sins. 4. To receive the blessed Eucharist. 5. To contribute to the support of the Church.
THE SPIRITUAL WORKS OF MERCY.
To give counsel to the doubtful — To instru the ignorant.
Toadmonish sinners—To comfort the afflicte To forgive offences — To bear patiently t troublesome.
To pray for the living and the dead.
THE TWO SACRAMENTS. 1. Baptism. 2. The Lord's Supper, or Eucharist.
THE CORPORAL WORKS OF MERCY.
THE FOUR APOSTOLIC ORDINANCES. 1. Confirmation. 3. Holy Orders. 2. Penance.
To feed the hungry — To give drink to ti thirsty.
To clothe the naked — To shelter the houseles To visit the sick - To protect the innocent, an To bury the dead.
THE THREE THEOLOGICAL VIRTUES. Faith, Hope, and Charity.
THE FOUR CARDINAL VIRTUES. Prudence, Justice, Fortitude, and Temperance.
THE FOUR SAYINGS OF OUR SAVIOU
ON THE CROSS,
THE SEVEN GIFTS OF THE HOLY GHOST.
Wisdom, Understanding, Counsel, Fortitude, Knowledge, Piety, and the fear of the Lord.
1. Father, forgive them, for they know n what they do.
2. To the penitent: This day shalt thou with me in Paradise.
3. To his mother: Woman beh And to his disciple: Behold thy mo
4. Into thy hands, O Lord, I c spirit.
THE EIGHT BEATITUD 1. Blessed are the poor in spirit ; the kingdom of heaven.
2. Blessed are the meek; for th tain the land.
3. Blessed are they that mourn shall be comforted.
4. Blessed are they that hunger after justice ; for they shall be filled.
5. Blessed are the merciful; foi
6. Blessed are the pure in heart shall see God.
7. Blessed are the peacemakers; fo be called the children of God.
8. Blessed are they that suffer per: justice' sake; for theirs is the kingdom
THE SEVEN COMMON SINS /