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the winds, and on the waves of the sea : and worthy of praise and glory for ever.

May all the angels and thy holy ones bless thee: . may they praise and glorify thee for ever.

May the heavens, earth, sea, and all therein bless thee: may they praise and glorify thee for ever.

V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost : who is worthy of praise and glory for ever.

R. As it was in the beginning, now is, and evermore shall be, world without end. Amen. Who is worthy of praise and glory for ever.

Blessed art thou, O Lord, the God of our forefathers, and worthy of praise and glory for ever.

V. The Lord be with you. R. And with thy spirit.

VI. COLLECT. Deus, qui tribus.- O God, who, in behalf of the three young men, didst render harmless the flames of fire: mercifully grant, that we thy servants may not be burnt by the flames of vice. Thro'.

Here are said the other Collects, as directed, p. 50.

EPISTLE. 2 Thess. ii. 1. 8.-Brethren, We beseech you by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and of our gathering together unto him: that you be not easily moved from your mind, nor be frighted, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by epistle, as sent from us, as if the day of the Lord were at hand. Let no man deceive you by any means : for unless there come a revolt first, and the man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition, who opposeth, and is lifted up above all that is called God, or that is worshipped, so that he sitteth in the temple of God shewing himself as if he were God. Remember you not, that when I was yet with you I told you these things ? And now you know what withholdeth, that he may be revealed in his time. For the mystery of iniquity already worketh : only that he who now

heldeth, do hold, until he be taken out of the way, and then that wicked one shall be revealed, whom the Lord Jesus shall kill with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming.

GRADUAL. Ps. lxxix. Thou who nilest Israel, hearken: thou who leadest Joseph as a sheep. V. Thou who sittest on the Cherubim, shew thy. self to Ephraim, Benjamin, and Manasse. V. EX ert thy power, O Lord, and come to save us.

GOSPEL. Luke iii. as in the next p. 69. OFFERTORY. Rejoice exceedingly, O daughter of Sion, publish it, o daughter of Jerusalem : behold thy King and Saviour cometh to thee. :

SECRET. Hear us, O Lord, we beseech thee, and, being appeased by these offerings, grant they may increase our devotion, and advance our salva. tion. Thro'.

COMM. Ps. xvü.He hath rejoiced as a giant to run the way: his going out is from the end of heaven, and his circuit even to the end thereof.

P. COMM. Quæsumus. -We beseech thee, O Lord our God, that thou wouldst make these sacred mysteries, which thou hast given us, strengthen in us, the effects of our reparation, and be a remedy to us, both now and hereafter Thro'.

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FOURTH SUNDAY IN ADVENT.

INTROIT. Is. xlv, Ps. xviii. TROP down dew, ye Porate cæli desuper, et

heavens from above 1 nubes pluant justum: and let the clouds rain aperiatur terra, et ger. the just : let the earth be minet Salvatorem. Ps. 18. opened and bud forth a Cæli enarrant gloriam Saviour. Ps. The heavens Dei ; et opera manuum shew forth the glory of ejus annuntiat firmamenGod: and the firmament l'um. V. Gloria. declareth the works of his Glory, handa.

COLLECT. Excita quæsumus. Exert, we bea' Beech thee, O Lord, thy power, and come: and": succour us by thy great might : that by the assistance of thy grace, thy indulgent mercy mav hasten, what is delayed by our sins. Who livest

EPISTLE. I Cor. iv, 1.-Brethren: Let a man so account of us as of the ministers of Christ, and the dispensers of the mysteries of God. Here now it is required amongst the dispensers that a man be found faithful. But to me it is a very small thing to be judged by you, or by man's day: but neither do I judge my own self. For I am not conscious to myself of any thing: yet I am not hereby justified ; but he that judgeth me is the Lord. Therefore judge not before the time till the Lord come; who both will bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and will make manifest the council of hearts: , and then shall every man have praise from God.'

GRAD. Ps. cxliv.-The Lord is nigh unto all those who call upon him ; to all that call upon him in truth. V. My mouth shall speak the praise of the Lord : and let all flesh bless his holy name. Alleluia, Alleluia.

. Come, O Lord, and V. Veni, Domine, et delay not: release thy noli tardare: relaxa fecipeople Israel from their nora plebis tuæ Israch. sins. Alleluia . Alleluia. .

GOSPEL. Luke iži. 1. 6.-Now in the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Cæsar (Pontius Pilate being governor of Judea, and Herod Tetrarch of Galilee, and Philip his brother Tetrarch of Iturea, and the country of Trachonitis, and Lysanias Tetrarch of Abilina under the high Priests Annas and Caiphas) the word of the Lord came to John the son of Zachary in the desart. And he came into all the country about the Jordan, preaching the baptism of penance for the remission of sins, as it was

written in the book of the words of Isaias the prephet: “A voice of one crying in the wilderness : prepare ye the way of the Lord: make straight his paths, every valley shall be filled, and every mouna tain and hill shall be brought low: and the crooked shall be made straight: and the rough ways plain :" and all flesh shall see the salvation of God. CREDO,

OFFERT. Luke i.-Hail, Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with, thee: blessed art thou amongst women: and blessed is the fruit of thy womb.

SECRET. Hear us, O Lord, we beseech thee, and being appeased by these offerings, grant they may increase our devotion, and advance our salvation.

For the rest of the Secrets see p. 52. COMM. Is. vü. Behold a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and his name shall be called Emmanuel.

P. COMM. Sumptis.-Having received what has been offered to thee, O Lord, grant, we beseech thee, that the more frequently we partake of these sacred mysteries, the more our devotion may increase. For the rest of the Postcommunions see pp. 52, 53.

CHRISTMAS EVE. · INTROIT. This day you shall know, that the Lord will come, and save us: and in the morning you shall see his glory. Ps. The earth is the Lord's and the fulness thereof; the world, and all that dwell therein. V. Glory.

COLLECT. Deus qui nos.-0 God, who mak. est us rejoice in the yearly expectation of the feast of our redemption : grant, that we who chearfully receive thy only begotten Son as a redeemer, may behold without fear the same Lord Jesus Christ, coming as our judge. Who livest. This is the only Collect, unless it be Sunday, when o

Commem. of it is here made, as well as at the sea cret and P. Comm. but its Gospel is not read and the end of Mass.

EPISTLE. Rom. i. 1. 6.-Paul a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, separated unto the gospel of God, which he had promised before by his prophets in the holy scriptures, concerning his Son, who was made to him of the seed of David according to the flesh; who was predestinated the Son of God in power according to the spirit of sanctification, by the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ from the dead; by whom we have received grace and apostleship for obedience to the faith in all nations for his name, among whom are you also the called of Je sus Christ.

GRAD. As the Introit to Ps. V. Thou who nilest Israel, hearken, thou who leadest Joseph like a sheep: thou who sittest on the Cherubim, shew thyself to Éphraim, Benjamin and Manasses. If it the Sunday add Alleluia, Alleluia. 1 V. To-morrow the tins of the earth shall be cancelled, and the Saviour of the world shall reign over us. Alleluia.

GOSPEL. Matt. i. 18. 20.-When Mary the mother of Jesus was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost. Whereupon Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not willing publicly to expose her, was minded to put her away privately. But while he

thought on these things, behold the angel of the Lord - appeared to him in his sleep, saying: Joseph, son, of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife, for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost. And she shall bring forth a Son: and thou shalt call his name Jesus ; for he shall save his people from their sins.

OFFERT. Ps. 23.-Lift up your gates, o ye princes; and be ye lifted up, ò eternal gates, and the King of glory shall enter in.

SECRET. Grant, we beseech thee, O Almighty God, that as we celebrate the eve of the adorable birth of thy Son, we may one day receive with joy his eternal rewards. Wħo'liveth.

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