Imatges de pÓgina

After the Confiteor, sag.

My God, who hast commanded us to pray one for another, and in thy holy Church hast given even to Sinners, the power of absolving from sin, receive with an equal bounty the prayers of thy People for the Priest and those of thy Priest for the People.

We beseech thee, O Lord, by the merits of those Saints, whose relics are here, and of all the Saints, that thou wouldst vouchsafe to forgive me all my sins. Amen.

When the Priest goes first to the book. and the Introit, say, says


Rant, O Lord, we may be truly prepared for offering this great sacrifice to thee this day; and because, our sins alone can render us displeasing to thee, we call aloud to thee for mercy.

The priest returns to the middle of the oltar, and saying, alternatively, with the clerk, the Kyrie eleison, or Lord have mercy on us, which is said three times to God the Father; three

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times Christe eleison, or, Christ have mercy on us, to God the Son; and three times again Kyrie eleison, to God the Holy Ghost. Join in this frequent calling for mercy; but let it be with a truly contrite and humble heart,

After the Kyrie eleison, the priest recites the Gloria in Excelsis, or, Glory be to God on high, c. being an excellent hymn and prayer to God, the beginning of which was sung by the angels at the birth of Christ. Join in this heavenly hymn, and excite in your soul the effec tions which it expresses.

At the Kyrie Eleison, say,

Hforgive me all my sins.

Ave Mercy on me, O Lord, and

Have mercy on me, O Lord, have mercy on me, according to thy great mercy.

At the Gloria in Excelsis, say,

Lory be to God on high, and peace on earth to men of good will. We praise thee, we bless thee we adore thee, we glorify thee, we I ii


give thee thanks for thy great glory Lord God, heavenly King, Father Almighty, Lord Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son, Lord God, Lamb of God, Son of the Father, who takest away the sins of the world, hear our prayers: Who sittest at the right hand of the Father, have mercy on us. For thou only art holy, thou only art our Lord, thou only, O Jesus Christ together with the Holy Ghost, art most high, in the glory of God the Father. Amen.

When the Priest turns to the People, and says Dominus Vobiscum.

E thou always with us, O my God and let thy grace never depart from us, that it may continually assist


Here the Priest says the Collects, or Prayers for the day, say then,

Lmighty and eternal God, we humbly beseech thee, mercifully to give ear to the prayers of thy servant, which he offers thee in the name

of thy Church, and in behalf of us thy People: Accept them to the hon. our of thy name, and the good of our souls, and grant us all those blessings which may any ways contribute to our salvation; Through our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.

The Epistle fellowing, say,

BE thou, O Lord, eternally praised

and having communicated thy Spirit to the holy Prophets and Apostles, disclosing to them admirable secrets, redounding to thy glory aud to our great good. We firmly be lieve their word, because it is thine. Give us, we beseech thee, the happiness to understand from the church by their instructions what is profitable, and grace to practise the same all our lives.

What follows is the Gradual; say,


Ow wonderful, O Lord, is thy name through the whole earth! I will bless our Lord at all times; his praise shall be ever in my mouth. Be

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thou my God and my Protector: în thee alone will I put my trust, let nie never be confounded.

After this the book is removed to the other side of the altar, in order to the reading of the gospel for the day; which removal of the book represents the passing from the preaching of the old low, figured by the lesson or epistle, to the gospel of Jesus Christ, published by the preacher's of the new law.

At the gospel stand up, to declare by that posture your readiness to go and do whatsoever you shall be commanded by your Saviour in his gospel; and if you have not the convenience of reading it or otherwise attending to it, you may pray as follows:

At the Gospel, shy,

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E thou ever adored and praised,


O Lord, who art 'not content to instruct and inform us by the Prophets and Apostles, but hast even vouchsafed to speak to us by thy only Son our Saviour Jesus Christ, commanding us by a voice from heaven to hear him:




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