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said to his disciples: When the Son of Man shall come in his majesty, and all the angels with him, then shall he sit upon the seat of his majesty. And all nations shall be gathered together before him, and he shall separate them one from another, as the shepherd separateth the sheep from the goats: and he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on his left. Then shall the king say to them that shall be on his right hand: Come, ye blessed of my Father, possess the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. For I was hungry, and you gave me to cat: I was thirsty, and you gave me to drink: I was a stranger, and you took me in: naked, and you cloathed me: sick, and you visited me I was in prison, and you came to me Then shall the just answer him, saying: Lord, when did we see thee hungry, and fed thee: thirsty, and gave thee drink? And when did we see thee a stranger, and took thee in: or naked, and cloathed thee? Or when did we see thee sick or in prison, and came to thee? And the king answering shall say to them: Amen I say to you, as long as you have done it to one of these my least brethren, you did it to me. Then shall he say to them also that shall be on his left hand: Depart from me, you cursed, into everlasting fire which was prepared for the devil and his angels. For I was hungry, and you gave me not to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave me not to drink. I was a stranger, and you took me not in: naked, and you cloathed me not: sick, and in pri◄ son, and you did not visit me. Then shall they also answer him, saying: Lord, when did we see thee hungry, or thirsty, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison and did not minister to thee? Then he shall answer them, saying: Amen I say to you, as long as you did it not to one of these least ones, neither did you it to me. And these shall g

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into everlasting punishment, but the just into lifeeverlasting.

OFFERT. Ps. cxviii.-I will lift up my eyes, and consider thy wonders, O Lord, that thou mayest teach me thy law: give me understanding, and I will learn thy commandments.

SECRET. Sanctify, O Lord, the offerings we have made, and cleanse us from the stains of our sins. Thro'.

COMM. Matt. xxv.-Verily, I say to you: What you have done to one of the least of mine, you have done to me: come, ye blessed of my Father, take possession of the kingdom prepared for you from the beginning of the word.

P. COMM. Salutaris. Being filled, O Lord, by the participation of thy saving mysteries, we humbly beseech thee, that as we rejoice in the taste thereof, we may be renewed by their effects. Thro'. Let us pray. Bow down your heads to God.

PRAYER. Absolve. Loosen, O Lord, we be seech thee, the bonds of our sins: and mercifully turn away from us whatever we deserve for them, Thro'.


INTROIT. Ps. lxxxix.

THOU, O Lord, hast been our refuge from generation to generation: from all eternity, thou art. Ps. Before the mountains were made, or the earth and the world was formed; from eternity to eternity thou art God. V. Glory

COLLECT. Respice. Look down, O Lord, on thy children, and grant that, while we chastise ourselves by mortifying the flesh, our minds may be in flamed with the love and desire of thee. Thro'.

LESSON. Is. lv. 6. 11.-In those days: Isaias the prophet spake, saying; Seek ye the Lord while

he may be found; call upon him while he is near. Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unjust man his thoughts, and let him return to the Lord, and he will have mercy on him and to our God, for he is bountiful to forgive. For my

thoughts are not your thoughts: nor your ways my ways, saith the Lord. For as the heavens are exalted above the earth, so are my ways exalted above your ways, and my thoughts above your thoughts. And as the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and return no more thither, but soak the earth and water it, and make it to spring, and give seed to the sower, and bread to the cater: so shall my word be which shall go forth from my mouth: it shall not return to me void, but it shall do whatsoever I please, and shall prosper in the things for which I sent it, saith the Lord Almighty.

GRAD. Ps. cxl.-Let my prayer be directed as Incense in thy sight, O Lord. V. The lifting up my hands as evening sacrifice.

GOSPEL. Matt. xxi. 10. 17.-At that time: When he was come into Jerusalem, the whole city was moved, saying: Who is this? And the people said: This is Jesus the prophet, From Nazareth of Galilee. And Jesus went into the temple of God, and cast out all them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the money changers, and the chairs of them that sold doves: and he saith to them: It is written, "My house shall be called the house of prayer; but you have made it a den of thieves." And there came to him the blind and the lame in the temple: and he healed them. And the chief priests and scribes seeing the wonderful things that he did, and the children crying in the temple, and saying: "Hossana to the son of David," were moved with indignation, and said to him: Hearest thou what these say? And Jes

sus said to them: Yea, have you never read: "Out of the mouths of infants and of sucklings thou hast perfected praise?" And leaving them he went out of the city into Bethania, and remained there.

OFFERT. Ps. xxx.-In thee, O Lord, have I hoped: I have said: Thou art my God, the days of my life are in thy hands.

SECRET. Be appeased, O Lord, with the offerings we have made, and defend us from all danger. Thro'.

COMM. Ps. iv.-When I called thou didst hear me, the God of my justice: when I was in distress thou hast enlarged me: have mercy upon me, O Lord, and hear my prayer.

P. COMM. Quesumus.-We beseech thee, O Almighty God, that we may one day receive the effects of that salvation, of which we have received the pledge in these mysteries. Thro'.

Let us pray.


Bow down your heads to God. Ascendant.-May our prayers, O Lord, ascend to thee, and deliver thy church from all wickedness.


INTROIT. Ps. xxiv.

Remember, O Lord, thy bowels of compassion; and thy mercies that are from the beginning of the world: lest our enemies rule over us: deliver us, O God of Israel, from all our distress: Ps. To thee, O Lord, have I lifted up my soul: in thee, O my God, I put my trust; let me not be ashamed. V. Glory. After the Kyrie eleison, is said:

Let us pray. Let us kneel down. R. Stand up again. 1. COLLECT. Preces nostras.-Mercifully hear our prayers, O Lord, we beseech thee, and stretch forth the right hand of thy power against every thing that opposeth us. Thro'.

I. LESSON. Exod. xxiv. 12. 18.—In those days:


The Lord said to Moses: Come up to me into the mount, and be there: and I will give thee tables of stone, and the law, and the commandments which I have written: that thou mayest teach them. Moses rose up, and his minister Josue: and Moses going up into the mount of God, said to the ancis ents: Wait ye here till we return to you, you have Aaron and Hur with you: if any question shall rise, shall refer it to them. And when Moses was you And the gone up, a cloud covered the mount. glory of the Lord, dwelt upon Simai, covering it with a cloud six days, and the seventh day he called him out of the midst of the cloud. And the sight of the glory of the Lord, was like a burning fire upon the top of the mount, in the eyes of the children of Israel. And Moses entering into the midst of the cloud, went up into the mountain: and he was there forty days, and forty nights.

GRAD. Ps. The troubles of my heart are multiplied: from my necessities deliver me O Lord. V. See my abjection and my labour; and forgive me all my sins.

II. COLLECT. Devotionem.-We beseech thee, O Lord, mercifully to regard the devotion of thy people: that mortifying their bodies by fasting, their minds may be refreshed by good works. Thro'.

II. LESSON. 3 Kings xix. 3. 8.In those days: Elias came into Bersabee of Juda, and left his servant there. And he went forward one day's journey into the desart. And when he was there, and sat under a juniper tree, he requested for his soul that he might die, and said: It is enough for me, Lord, take away my soul: for I am no better than my fathers. And he cast himself down, and slept in the shadow of the juniper tree: and behold an angel of the Lord touched him and said to him: Arise and eat. And he looked, and behold there was at his head a hearth-cake and a vessel of water: and

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