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Ante Missam
Benedictio ignis
Hora competenti tobaleis cooperiuntur Altare, sed candelæ exstinctæ manent usque ad principium Missæ. Interim excutitur ignis de lápide foris ecclesiam, et ex eo accenduntur carbones. Dicta Nona in Choro, Sacerdos indutus Amictu, Alba, Cingulo, Stola, ei Pluviali violaceo, vel sine Casula, abtantibus sibi Ministris cum Cruce, aqua benedicta, et incenso, ante portam ecclesiæ, si commode potest, vel in ipso aditu ecclesiæ benedicit novum ignem, dicens:
℣. Dóminus vobíscum.
℟. Et cum spíritu tuo.
Orémus.
Deus, qui per Fílium tuum, angulárem scílicet lápidem, claritátis tuæ ignem fidélibus contulísti: prodúctum e sílice, nostris profutúrum úsibus, novum hunc ignem sanctí fica: et concéde nobis, ita per hæc festa paschália cœléstibus desidériis inflammári; ut ad perpétuæ claritátis, puris méntibus, valeámus festa pertíngere. Per eúmdem Christum Dóminum nostrum.
℟. Amen.
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The Blessing of the Fire
At a convenient time, the altar is prepared, and the Hours are recited in choir, but the candles are not lighted until the beginning of Mass. Meanwhile fire is struck from a flint outside the church and coals are kindled from it. Near at hand lies a vessel containing five large grains of incense to be set in the paschal candle. The celebrant wearing amice, alb, girdle, stole and purple cope, goes to the church door accompanied by his ministers with the processional cross, holy water and incense, and blesses the new fire. -- The liturgy makes use of the fire or light as a symbol of Christ, whose teaching enlightens the minds of the faithful and whose grace enkindles thir hearts. Hence the importance attached to the blessing of the candles on February 2, and the blessing of the new fire and paschal candle on this day. The priest first blesses the new fire, saying:
℣. The Lord be with you.
℟. And with thy spirit.
Let us pray.
O God, Who hast bestowed on the faithful the fire of Thy brightness by Thy Son, Who is the Corner-stone, hallow this new fire produced from a flint that it may be profitable to us: and grant that during this Paschal festival we may be so inflamed with heavenly desires, that with pure minds we may come to the solemnity of perpetual light. Through the same Christ our Lord.
℟. Amen.

Orémus.
Dómine Deus, Pater omnípotens, lumen indefíciens, qui es cónditor ómnium lúminum: béne dic hoc lumen, quod a te sanctificátum atque benedíctum est, qui illuminásti omnem mundum: ut ab eo lúmine accendámur, atque illuminémur igne claritátis tuæ: et sicut illuminásti Móysen exeúntem de Ægýpto, ita illúmines corda, et sensus nostros; ut ad vitam et lucem ætérnam perveníre mereámur. Per Christum, Dóminum nostrum.
℟. Amen.
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Let us pray.
O Lord God, almighty Father, never-failing Light, Who art the Creator of all lights, bless this light that is blessed and sanctified by Thee, Who hast enlightened the whole world: that we may be inflamed with that light and englithened by the fire of Thy brightness: and as Thou didst give light to Moses when he went out of Egypt, so nlighten our hearts and senses, that we may be found worthy to arrive at light and life everlasting. Through Christ our Lord.
℟. Amen.

Orémus.
Dómine sancte, Pater omnípotens, ætérne Deus: benedicéntibus nobis hunc ignem in nómine tuo, et unigéniti Fílii tui, Dei ac Dómini nostri Jesu Christi, et Spíritus Sancti, cooperári dignéris; et ádjuva nos contra igníta tela inimíci, et illústra grátia cœlésti: Qui vivis et regnas cum eódem Unigénito tuo, et Spíritu Sancto, Deus: per ómnia sǽcula sæculórum.
℟. Amen.
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Let us pray.
O holy Lord, almighty Father, everlasting God: vouchsafe to co-operate with us, who bless this fire in Thy Name, and in that of Thine only-begotten Son Jesus Christ our Lord and God, and of the Holy Ghost: help us against the fiery darts of the enemy, and illumine us with Thy heavenly grace. Who livest and reignest with the same Thine only-begotten Son and the Holy Ghost, one God, for ever and ever.
℟. Amen.

Deinde benedicit quinque grana incensi ponenda in Cereo, dicens absolute hanc Orationem:
Véniat, quǽsumus, omnípotens Deus, super hoc incénsum larga tuæ bene dictiónis infúsio: et hunc noctúrnum splendórem invisíbilis regenerátor accénde; ut non solum sacrifícium, quod hac nocte litátum est, arcána lúminis tui admixtióne refúlgeat; sed in quocúmque loco ex hujus sanctificatiónis mystério aliquid fúerit deportátum, expúlsa diabólicæ fraudis nequítia, virtus tuæ majestátis assístat. Per Christum, Dóminum nostrum.
℟. Amen.
Dum benedicit grana incensi, Acolythus assumens de carbonibus benedictis ponit in thuribulo: et finita Oratione supradicta, Sacerdos de navicula ponit incensum in thuribulo, benedícens illud more solito: deinde prædicta grana incensi et ignem ter aspergit aqua benedícta, dicens: Aspérges me, Dómine, sine cantu et sine Psalmo, et ter adolet incenso. Interim omnia luminaria ecclesiæ exstinguuntur, ut de igne benedicto postmodum accendantur. Tum Diaconus indutus Dalmatica albi coloris, accipit arundinem cum tribus candelis in summitate illius, triangulo distinctis. Præcedit Thuriferarius cum Acolytho deferenti in vase quinque grana incensi: sequitur Subdiaconus cum Cruce, et Clerus per ordinem: deinde Diaconus cum arundine, post eum Celebrans. Cum Diaconus ingressus est ecclesiam, inclinat arúndinem, et Acolythus deferens candelam accensam de novo igne, accendit unam ex illis tribus candelis désuper positis: et Diaconus elevans arundinem, genuflectit, similiter et omnes alii cum eo, præter
℣. Lumen Christi.
℟. Deo grátias.
Et procédens ad medium ecclesiæ, ibi accenditur alia candela: et iterum genuflexus, ut supra, altius cantat:
℣. Lumen Christi.
℟. Deo grátias.
Tertio procedit ante Altare, ubi accenditur tertia candela: etrursum genuflexus, ut prius, adhuc altius cantat:
℣. Lumen Christi.
℟. Deo grátias.
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He then blesses the five grains of incense to be placed in the paschal candle, saying the following prayer:
May the abundant outpouring of Thy blessing, we beseech Thee, almighty God, descend upon this incense: and do Thou, O invisible Regenerator, lighten this nocturnal brightness, that not only the sacrifice that is offered this night may shine by the secret mixture of Thy light: but also into whatever place anything of this mysterious sanctification shall be brought, there the power of Thy Majesty may be present and all the malicious artifices of Satan may be defeated. Through Christ our Lord.
℟. Amen.
During this prayer an acolyte fills the thurible with coals from the blessed fire. The celebrant then puts incense into the thurible, blessing it in the usual manner: he sprinkles the grains of incense and the new fire thrice with holy water, saying the Asperges Me, without the psalm, and thrice incenses them. All the lamps in the church are extinguished, that they may afterward be lighted from the blessed fire. The deacon, vested in a white dalmatic, now takes up a reed with a triple candle fixed on the top: and all enter the church. The thurifer goes first, with an acolyte carring in a dish the five grains of incense; the subdeacon follows with the cross, and the clergy in order; then the deacon with the reed and after him the officiating priest. When the deacon has entered the church, he lowers the reed, and an acolyte, bringing a taper lighted from the new fire, lights one of the three candles set on the top; and the deacon, raising the reed, kneels down, as do all the rest, except the subdeacon who carries the cross, and sings:
℣. The light of Christ.
℟. Thanks be to God.
In the middle of the church the second branch of the candle is lighted, with the same ceremonies; and the third branch is lighted in the sanctuary, the deacon each time singing: Lumen Christi on a higher tone.
℣. The light of Christ.
℟. Thanks be to God.
℣. The light of Christ.
℟. Thanks be to God.

Benedictio cerei
Deinde Celebrans ascendit ad Altare in cornu Epistolæ, et Diaconus dat arúndinem uni Acolytho: et accipiens librum, petit a Gelebrante benedictionem, ut fit ad Evangelium, Sacerdote dicente:
Dóminus sit in corde tuo et in labiis tuis: ut digne et competénter annúnties suum paschále præcónium: In nómine Patris, et Fílii, et Spíritus Sancti. Amen.
Postea vadit ad pulpitum, et ponit super eo librum, et incensat. A dextris Diaconi stent Subdiaconus cum Cruce, et Thuriferarius: a sinistris duo Acolythi, ille qui tenet arúndinem, et alius tenens in vase quinque grana incensi benedicti figenda in Cereo. Tunc, surgentibus omnibus, et stantibus, ut fit ad Evangelium, Diaconus cantat:
Exsúltet jam Angélica turba cœlórum: exsúltent divína mystéria: et pro tanti Regis victória tuba ínsonet salutáris. Gáudeat et tellus tantis irradiáta fulgóribus: et ætérni Regis splendóre illustráta, totíus orbis se séntiat amisísse calíginem. Lætétur et mater Ecclésia, tanti lúminis adornáta fulgóribus: et magnis populórum vócibus hæc aula resúltet. Quaprópter astántes vos, fratres caríssimi, ad tam miram hujus sancti lúminis claritátem, una mecum, quæso, Dei omnipoténtis misericórdiam invocáte. Ut, qui me non meis méritis intra Levitárum númerum dignatus est aggregáre: lúminis sui claritátem infúndens, Cérei huius laudem implére perfíciat. Per Dominum nostrum Jesum Christum, Fílium suum: qui cum eo vivit et regnat in unitáte Spíritus Sancti Deus: Per omnia sǽcula sæculórum.
℟. Amen.
℣. Dóminus vobíscum.
℟. Et cum Spíritu tuo.
℣. Sursum corda.
℟. Habémus ad Dóminum.
℣. Grátias agámus Dómino Deo nostro.
℟. Dignum et justum est.
Vere dignum et justum est invisibilem Deum Patrem omnipoténtem Filiúmque ejus unigénitum, Dominum nostrum Jesum Christum, toto cordis ac mentis afféctu et vocis ministério personáre. Qui pro nobis ætérno Patri Adæ débitum solvit: et véteris piáculi cautiónem pio cruóre detérsit. Hæc sunt enim festa paschália, in quibus verus ille Agnus occíditur, cujus sánguine postes fidelium consecrántur. Hæc nox est, in qua primum patres nostros, fílios Israël edúctos de Ægýpto, Mare Rubrum sicco vestígio transire fecísti. Hæc ígitur nox est, quæ peccatórum ténebras colúmnæ illuminatióne purgávit. Hæc nox est, quæ hódie per univérsum mundum in Christo credéntes, a vítiis sǽculi et calígine peccatórum segregátos, reddit grátiæ, sóciat sanctitáti. Hæc nox est, in qua, destrúctis vínculis mortis, Christus ab ínferis victor ascéndit. Nihil enim nobis nasci prófuit, nisi rédimi profuísset. O mira circa nos tuæ pietátis dignátio! O inæstimábilis diléctio caritátis: ut servum redimeres, Fílium tradidísti! O certe necessárium Adæ peccátum, quod Christi morte delétum est! O felix culpa, quæ talem ac tantum méruit habére Redemptórem! O vere beáta nox, quæ sola méruit scire tempus et horam, in qua Christus ab ínferis resurréxit! Hæc nox est, de qua scriptum est: Et nox sicut dies illuminábitur: Et nox illuminátio mea in delíciis meis. Hujus ígitur sanctificátio noctis fugat scélera, culpas lavat: et reddit innocéntiam lapsis et mæstis lætítiam. Fugat ódia, concórdiam parat et curvat impéria.
Hic Diaconus infigit quinque grana incensi benedicti in Cereo m modum crucis, hoc ordine:
In hujus ígitur noctis grátia, súscipe, sancte Pater, incénsi hujus sacrifícium vespertínum: quod tibi in hac Cérei oblatióne sollémni, per ministrórum manus de opéribus apum, sacro sancta reddit Ecclésia. Sed jam colúmnæ hujus præconia nóvimus, quam in honórem Dei rútilans ignis accéndit.
Hic Diaconus accendit Cereum cum una ex tribus candelis in arundine positis.
Qui licet sit divísus in partes, mutuáti tamen lúminis detriménta non novit. Alitur enim liquántibus ceris, quas in substántiam pretiósæ hujus lámpadis, apis mater edúxit.
Hic accenduntur lámpades.
O vere beáta nox, quæ exspoliávit Ægýptios, ditávit Hebrǽos! Nox, in qua terrénis cœléstia, humánis divína jungúntur. Orámus ergo te, Dómine: ut Céreus iste in honórem tui nóminis consecrátus, ad noctis hujus calíginem destruéndam, indefíciens persevéret. Et in odórem suavitátis accéptus, supérnis lumináribus misceátur. Flammas ejus lúcifer matutínus invéniat. Ille, inquam, lúcifer, qui nescit occásum. Ille, qui regréssus ab ínferis, humáno géneri serénus illúxit. Precámur ergo te, Dómine: ut nos fámulos tuos, omnémque clerum, et devotíssimum pópulum: una cum beatíssimo Papa nostro N. . . ., et Antístite nostro N. . . ., quiéte témporum concéssa, in his paschalibus gáudiis, assídua protectióne régere, gubernáre et conserváre digneris. Réspice étiam ad devotíssimum/electum Imperatórem nostrum N. . . ., cujus tu, Deus, desidérii vota prænóscens, ineffábili pietátis et misericórdiæ tuæ múnere, tranquíllum perpétuæ pacis accómmoda: et cœléstem victóriam cum omni pópulo suo. Per eúndem Dóminum nostrum Jesum Christum, Fílium tuum: Qui tecum vivit et regnat in unitáte Spíritus Sancti Deus: per ómnia sǽcula sæculórum.
℟. Amen.
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The Blessing of the Paschal Candle
The celebrant goes up to the epistle corner; and the deacon takes the book and asks the priest's blessing, as at the gospel; the blessing is given in the following words:
May the Lord be in thy heart and on thy lips, that thou mayest worthily and fitly proclaim His Paschal praise. In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.
℟. Amen.
Then the deacon goes up to the lectern, puts the book on it and incenses it. At his right hand stands the subdeacon with the cross, and the thurifer, at his left two acoltyes holding the reed and the grains of incense which are to be fixed in the candle. All rise and stand as at the Gospel, and the deacon sings the Exsultet which is remarkable for its lyric beauty and symbolism and contains allusions to the Jewish Pasch and Christian Baptism. We are reminded here that the whole of this Office was originally a Vigil and took place during the night between Saturday and Sunday. The Mass which closes it was said at dawn on Easter Sunday. The expressions as those of the Exsultet: haec nox est . . .; O vere beata nox . . .; etc., and those of the Mass: Deus, qui hanc sacratissimam noctem . . . (Collect), and of the Canon et noctem sacratissimam . . . -- recall the fact that it was during the night (nox) that this service was originally held.
The deacon proceeds to the blessing of the paschal candle, while singing:
Let the angelic choirs of Heaven now rejoice; let the divine Mysteries rejoice; and let the trumpet of salvation sound forth the victory of so great a King. Let the earth also rejoice, made radiant by such splendor; and, enlightened with the brightness of the eternal King, let it know that the darkness of the whole world is scattered. Let our mother the Church also rejoice, adorned with the brightness of so great a light; and let this temple resound with the loud acclamations of the people. Wherefore I beseech you, most beloved brethren, who are here present in the wondrous brightness of this holy light, to invoke wtih me the mercy of almighty God. That He who has vouchsafed to admit me among the Levites, without any merits of mine, would pour forth the brightness of His light upon me, and enable me to perfect the praise of this wax candle. Through our Lord Jesus Christ His Son, Who with Him and the Holy Ghost liveth and reigneth one God for ever and ever.
℟. Amen.
℣. The Lord be with you.
℟. And with thy spirit.
℣. Lift up your hearts.
℟. We have them lifted up to the Lord.
℣. Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
℟. It is meet and just.
It is truly meet and right to proclaim with all our heart and all the affection of our mind, and with the ministry of our voices, the invisible God, the Father almighty, and His only-begotten Son our Lord Jesus Christ, who repaid for us to His eternal Father the debt of Adam, and by the merciful shedding of His Blood, cancelled the debt incurred by original sin. For this is the Paschal Festival; in which that true Lamb is slain, with Whose Blood the doorposts of the faithful are consecrated. This is the night in which Thou didst formerly cause our forefathers, the children of Israel, when brought out of Egypt, to pass through the Red Sea with dry foot. This, therefore, is the night which dissipated the darkness of sinners by the light of the pillar. This is the night which at this time throughout the world restores to grace and unites in sanctity those that believe in Christ, and are separated from the vices of the world and the darkness of sinners. This is the night in which, destroying the chains of death, Christ arose victorious from the grave. For it would have profited us nothing to have been born, unless redemption had also been bestowed upon us. O wondrous condescension of Thy mercy towards us! O inestimable affection of love: that Thou mightest redeem a slave, Thou didst deliver up Thy Son! O truly needful sin of Adam, which was blotted out by the death of Christ! O happy fault, that merited to possess such and so great a Redeemer! O truly blessed night, which alone deserved to know the time and hour when Christ rose again from hell! This is the night of which it is written: And the night shall be as clear as the day; and the night is my light in my delights. Therefore the hallowing of this night puts to flight all wickedness, cleanses sins, and restores innocence to the fallen, and gladness to the sorrowful. It drives forth hatreds, it prepares concord, and brings down haughtiness.
Here the deacon fixes the five blessed grains of incense in the paschal candle in the form of a cross.
Wherefore, in this sacred night, receive, O holy Father, the evening sacrifice of this incense, which holy Church renders to Thee by the hands of Thy ministers in the solemn offering of this wax candle, made out the work of bees. Now also we know the praises of this pillar, which the shining fire enkindles to the honor of God.
Here the deacon lights the paschal candel with one of the three candles on the reed.
Which fire, although divided into parts, suffers no loss from its light being borrowed. For it is nourished by the melting wax, which the mother bee produced for the substance of this precious light.
Here the lamps are lighted.
O truly blessed night, which plundered the Egyptians and enriched the Hebrews! A night in which heavenly things are united to those of earth, and things divine to those which are of man. We beseech Thee, therefore, O Lord, that this wax candle hallowed in honor of Thy Name, may continue to burn to dissipate the darkness of this night. And being accepted as a sweet savor, may be united with teh ehavently lights. Let the mornign star find its flame alight. That star, I mean, which knows no setting. He Who returning from hell, serenely shone forth upon mankind. We beseech Thee therefore, O Lord, that Thou wouldst grant peaceful times during this Paschal Festival, and vouchsafe to rule, govern, and keep with Thy constant protection us Thy servants, and all the clergy, and the devout people, together with our most holy Father, Pope N...., and our Bishop N.... Through the same Jesus Christ, Thy Son, our Lord, who with Thee and the Holy Ghost liveth and reigneth one God for ever and ever.
℟. Amen.

Prophetiæ
Completa benedictione Cerei, Diaconus, depositis albis, sumit violacea paramenta, et vadit ad Celebrantem: qui exuitur Pluviali, et sumit Manipulum et Casulam violacei coloris. Postea leguntur Prophetiæ sine titulo, nec in earum fine respondetur Deo grátias, et Celebrans legit eas submissa voce ad Altare in cornu Epistolæ. In fine Prophetiarum dicuntur Orationes modo subscripto. Ante, vel interim dum Prophetiæ leguntur, Presbyteri catechizent catechumenos baptizandos, et præparent ad baptismum.
Prophetia Prima
Gen 2:1-2.
In princípio creavit Deus cœlum et terram. Terra autem erat inánis et vácua, et ténebræ erant super fáciem abýssi: et Spíritus Dei ferebátur super aquas. Dixítque Deus: Fiat lux. Et facta est lux. Et vidit Deus lucem, quod esset bona: et divísit lucem a ténebris. Appellavítque lucem Diem, et ténebras Noctem: factúmque est véspere et mane, dies unus. Dixit quoque Deus: Fiat firmaméntum in médio aquárum: et dívidat aquas ab aquis. Et fecit Deus firmaméntum, divisítque aquas, quæ erant sub firmaménto, ab his, quæ erant super firmaméntum. Et factum est ita. Vocavítque Deus firmaméntum, Cœlum: et factum est véspere et mane, dies secúndus. Dixit vero Deus: Congregéntur aquæ, quæ sub cœlo sunt, in locum unum: et appáreat árida. Et factum est ita. Et vocávit Deus áridam, Terram: congregationésque aquárum appellávit Maria. Et vidit Deus, quod esset bonum. Et ait: Gérminet terra herbam viréntem et faciéntem semen, et lignum pomíferum fáciens fructum juxta genus suum, cujus semen in semetípso sit super terram. Et factum est ita. Et prótulit terra herbam viréntem et faciéntem semen juxta genus suum, lignúmque fáciens fructum, et habens unumquódque seméntem secúndum spéciem suam. Et vidit Deus, quod esset bonum. Et factum est véspere et mane, dies tértius. Dixit autem Deus: Fiant luminária in firmaménto cœli, et dívidant diem ac noctem, et sint in signa et témpora et dies et annos: ut lúceant in firmaménto cœli, et illúminent terram. Et factum est ita. Fecítque Deus duo luminária magna: lumináre majus, ut præésset diéi: et lumináre minus, ut præésset nocti: et stellas. Et pósuit eas in firmaménto cœli, ut lucérent super terram, et præéssent diéi ac nocti, et divíderent lucem ac ténebras. Et vidit Deus, quod esset bonum. Et factum est véspere et mane, dies quartus. Dixit étiam Deus: Prodúcant aquæ réptile ánimæ vivéntis, et volátile super terram sub firmaménto cæli. Creavítque Deus cete grándia, et omnem ánimam vivéntem atque motábilem, quam prodúxerant aquæ in spécies suas, et omne volátile secúndum genus suum. Et vidit Deus, quod esset bonum. Benedixítque eis, dicens: Créscite et multiplicámini, et repléte aquas maris: avésque multiplicéntur super terram. Et factum est véspere et mane, dies quintus. Dixit quoque Deus: Prodúcat terra ánimam vivéntem in génere suo: juménta et reptília, et béstias terræ secúndum spécies suas. Factúmque est ita. Et fecit Deus béstias terræ juxta spécies suas, et juménta, et omne réptile terræ in génere suo. Et vidit Deus, quod esset bonum, et ait: Faciámus hóminem ad imáginem et similitúdinem nostram: et præsit píscibus maris et volatílibus cœli, et béstiis universæque terræ, omníque réptili, quod movétur in terra. Et creávit Deus hóminem ad imáginem suam: ad imáginem Dei creávit illum, másculum et féminam creávit eos. Benedixítque illis Deus, et ait: Créscite et multiplicámini, et repléte terram, et subjícite eam, et dominámini píscibus maris et volatílibus cœli, et univérsis animántibus, quæ movéntur super terram. Dixítque Deus: Ecce, dedi vobis omnem herbam afferéntem semen super terram, et univérsa ligna, quæ habent in semetípsis seméntem géneris sui, ut sint vobis in escam: et cunctis animántibus terræ, omníque vólucri cœli, et univérsis, quæ movéntur in terra, et in quibus est ánima vivens, ut hábeant ad vescéndum. Et factum est ita. Vidítque Deus cuncta, quæ fécerat: et erant valde bona. Et factum est véspere et mane, dies sextus. Igitur perfécti sunt cœli et terra, et omnis ornátus eórum. Complevítque Deus die séptimo opus suum, quod fécerat: et requiévit die séptimo ab univérso ópere, quod patrárat.
Et non respondetur Deo grátias, ne ad ceteras quidem Prophetias.
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The Reading of the Prophecies
After the blessing of the paschal candle the deacon lays aside his white dalmatic and puts on a purple one, and the officiating priest takes off his purple cope and puts on a purple chasuble. The prophecies are then chanted without any title, while the celebrant, standing at the epistle corner, reads them in a low voice. The twelve prophecies were formerly addressed to the catechumens, who would find therein outlined the principal points of Christian Doctrine; they were interspersed with prayers and tracts which sum up or explain the teaching contained in the Lessons just read.
The first Prophecy
Gen. 1:1-31; 2:1-2
The creation of the world. -- The man created after the image of God and His likeness had dominion over all living creatures.
In the beginning, God created heaven and earth. And the earth was void and empty, and darkness was upon the face of the deep: and the Spirit of God moved over the water. And God said: Be light made. And light was made. And God saw the light that it was good: and He divided the light from the darkness. And He called the light Day, and the darkness Night: and there was evening and morning, one day. And God said: Let there be a firmament made amidst the waters: and let it divide the waters from the waters. And God made a firmament, and divided the waters that were under the firmament from those that were above the firmament. And it was so. And God called the firmament Heaven: and the evening and morning were the second day. God also said: Let the waters that are under the heaven be gathered together into one place; and let the dry land appear. And it was so done. And God called the dry land Earth: and the gathering together of the waters He called Seas. And God saw that it was good. And He said: Let the earth bring forth the green herb, after its kind, which may have seed in itself upon the earth. And it was so done. And the earth brought forth the green herb, and such as yieldeth seed according to its kind. And God saw that it was good. And the evening and morning were the third day. And God said: Let there be lights made in the firmament of heaven to divide the day and the night, and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days and years: to shine in the firmament of heaven. and to give light to the earth. And it was so done. And God made two great lights: a greater light to rule the day; and a lesser light to rule the night: and the stars. And He set them in the firmament of heaven, to shine upon the earth, and to rule the day and the night, and to divide the earth, and to rule the day and the night, and to divide the light and the darkness. And God saw that it was good. And the evening and morning were the fourth day. God also said: Let the waters bring forth the creeping creature having life, and the fowl that may fly over the earth under the firmament of heaven. And God created the great whales, and every living thing and moving creature which the waters brought forth, according to their kinds, and every winged fowl according to its kind. And God saw that it was good. And He blessed them, saying: Increase and multiply, and fill the waters of the sea: and let the birds be multiplied upon the earth. And the evening and the morning were the fifth day. And God said: Let the earth bring forth the living creature in its kind, cattle, and creeping things, and beasts of the earth according to their kinds. And it was so done. And God made the beasts of the earth according to their kinds, and cattle, and every thing that creepeth on the earth after its kind. And God saw that it was good. And He said: Let us make man to Our image and likeness: and let him have dominion over the fishes of the sea, and the fowls of the air, and the beasts, and the whole earth, and every creeping creature that moveth upon the earth. And God created man to His own image: to the image of God He created him, male and female He created them. And God blessed them, saying: Increase and multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it, and rule over the fishes of the sea, and the fowls of the air, and all living creatures that move upon the earth. And God said: Behold, I have given you every herb-bearing seed upon the earth, and all trees that have in themselves seed of their own kind to be your meat: and to all the beasts of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to all that move upon the earth, and wherein there is life, that they may have to feed upon. And it was so done. And God saw all the things that He had made, and they were very good. And the evening and morning were the sixth day. So the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the furniture of them. And on the seventh day God ended His work which He had made: and He rested on the seventh day from all His work which He had done.

Qua completa, Sacerdos dicit:
Orémus.
D. Flectámus génua.
℟. Leváte.
Deus, qui mirabíliter creásti hóminem et mirabílius redemísti: da nobis, quǽsumus, contra oblectaménta peccáti, mentis ratióne persístere; ut mereámur ad ætérna gáudia perveníre.
Per Dóminum nostrum Jesum Christum, Fílium tuum: qui tecum vivit et regnat in unitáte Spíritus Sancti Deus, per ómnia sǽcula sæculórum.
℟. Amen.
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Let us pray.
℣. Let us kneel.
℟. Arise.
O God, who hast wonderfully created man, and more wonderfully restored him: grant us, we beseech Thee, to stand firm with strong minds against the allurements of sin, that we may deserve to arrive at everlasting joys.
Through Jesus Christ, thy Son our Lord, Who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, God, world without end.
℟. Amen.

Prophetia Secunda
Gen. 5; 6; 7 et 8.
Noë vero cum quingentórum esset annórum, génuit Sem, Cham et Japheth. Cumque cœpíssent hómines multiplicári super terram et fílias procreássent, vidéntes fílii Dei fílias hóminum, quod essent pulchræ, accepérunt sibi uxóres ex ómnibus, quas elégerant. Dixítque Deus: Non permanébit spíritus meus in hómine in ætérnum, quia caro est: erúntque dies illíus centum vigínti annórum. Gigántes autem erant super terram in diébus illis. Postquam enim ingréssi sunt fílii Dei ad fílias hóminum illæque genuérunt, isti sunt poténtes a sǽculo viri famósi. Videns autem Deus, quod multa malítia hóminum esset in terra, et cuncta cogitátio cordis inténta esset ad malum omni témpore, pænítuit eum, quod hóminem fecísset in terra. Et tactus dolóre cordis intrínsecus: Delébo, inquit, hóminem, quem creávi, a fácie terræ, ab hómine usque ad animántia, a réptili usque ad vólucres cœli; pænitet enim me fecísse eos. Noë vero invénit grátiam coram Dómino. Hæ sunt generatiónes Noë: Noë vir justus atque perféctus fuit in generatiónibus suis, cum Deo ambulávit. Et génuit tres fílios, Sem, Cham et Japheth. Corrúpta est autem terra coram Deo et repléta est iniquitáte. Cumque vidísset Deus terram esse corrúptam (omnis quippe caro corrúperat viam suam super terram), dixit ad Noë: Finis univérsæ carnis venit coram me: repléta est terra iniquitáte a fácie eórum, et ego dispérdam eos cum terra. Fac tibi arcam de lignis lævigátis: mansiúnculas in arca fácies, et bitúmine línies intrínsecus et extrínsecus. Et sic fácies eam: Trecentórum cubitórum erit longitúdo arcæ, quinquagínta cubitórum latitúdo, et trigínta cubilórum altitúdo illíus. Fenéstram in arca fácies, et in cúbito consummábis summitátem ejus: óstium autem arcæ pones ex látere: deórsum cenácula et trístega fácies in ea. Ecce, ego addúcam aquas dilúvii super terram, ut interfíciam omnem carnem, in qua spíritus vitæ est subter cœlum. Univérsa, quæ in terra sunt, consuméntur. Ponámque fœdus meum tecum: et ingrédiens arcam tu et fílii tui, uxor tua et uxóres filiórum tuórum tecum. Et ex cunctis animántibus univérsæ carnis bina indúces in arcam, ut vivant tecum: masculíni sexus et feminíni. De volúcribus juxta genus suum, et de juméntis in génere suo, et ex omni réptili terræ secúndum genus suum: bina de ómnibus ingrediántur tecum, ut possint vívere. Tolles ígitur tecum ex ómnibus escis, quæ mandi possunt, et comportábis apud te: et erunt tam tibi quam illis in cibum. Fecit ígitur Noë ómnia, quæ præcéperat illi Deus. Erátque sexcentórum annórum, quando dilúvii aquæ inundavérunt super terram. Rupti sunt omnes fontes abýssi magnæ, et cataráctæ cœli apértæ sunt: et facta est plúvia super terram quadragínta diébus et quadragínta nóctibus. In artículo diei illíus ingréssus est Noë, et Sem et Cham et Japheth, fílii ejus, uxor illíus et tres uxóres filiórum ejus cum eis in arcam: ipsi, et omne ánimal secúndum genus suum, univérsaque juménta in génere suo, et omne, quod movétur super terram in génere suo, cunctúmque volátile secúndum genus suum. Porro arca ferebátur super aquas. Et aquæ prævaluérunt nimis super terram: opertíque sunt omnes montes excélsi sub univérso cœlo. Quíndecim cúbitis áltior fuit aqua super montes, quos operúerat. Consúmptaque est omnis caro, quæ movebátur super terram, vólucrum, animántium, bestiárum, omniúmque reptílium, quæ reptant super terram. Remánsit autem solus Noë, et qui cum eo erant in arca. Obtinuerúntque aquæ terram centum quinquagínta diébus. Recordátus autem Deus Noë, cunctorúmque animántium et ómnium jumentórum, quæ erant cum eo in arca, addúxit spíritum super terram, et imminútæ sunt aquæ. Et clausi sunt fontes abýssi et cataráctæ cœli: et prohíbitæ sunt plúviæ de cœlo. Reversæque sunt aquæ de terra eúntes et redeúntes: et cœpérunt mínui post centum quinquagínta dies. Cumque transíssent quadragínta dies, apériens Nœ fenéstram arcæ, quam fécerat, dimísit corvum, qui egrediebátur, et non revertebátur, donec siccaréntur aquæ super terram. Emísit quoque colúmbam post eum, ut vidéret, si jam cessássent aquæ super fáciem terræ. Quæ cum non invenísset, ubi requiésceret pes ejus, revérsa est ad eum in arcam: aquæ enim erant super univérsam terram: extendítque manum et apprehénsam íntulit in arcam. Exspectátis autem ultra septem diébus áliis, rursum dimisit colúmbam ex arca. At illa venit ad eum ad vésperam, portans ramum olívæ viréntibus fóliis in ore suo. Intelléxit ergo Noë, quod cessássent aquæ super terram. Exspectavítque nihilminus septem álios dies: et emísit colúmbam, quæ non est revérsa ultra ad eum. Locútus est autem Deus ad Noë, dicens: Egrédere de arca, tu et uxor tua, fílii tui et uxóres filiórum tuórum tecum. Cuncta animántia, quæ sunt apud te, ex omni carne, tam in volatílibus quam in béstiis et univérsis reptílibus, quæ reptant super terram, educ tecum, et ingredímini super terram: créscite et multiplicámini super eam. Egréssus est ergo Noë et fílii ejus, uxor illíus et uxóres filiórum ejus cum eo. Sed et ómnia animántia, juménta et reptília, quæ reptant super terram, secúndum genus suum, egréssa sunt de arca. Ædificávit autem Noë altáre Dómino: et tollens de cunctis pecóribus et volúcribus mundis, óbtulit holocáusta super altáre. Odoratúsque est Dóminus odórem suavitátis.
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The second Prophecy
Gen. 5, 6, 7, and 8
The deluge. -- The ark is the prefigure of the true Church, which is the Ark of Salvation.
Noe, when he was five hundred years old, begot Sem, Cham, and Japheth. And after that men began to be multiplied upon the earth, and daughters were born to them, the sons of God seeing the daughters of men, that they were fair, took to themselves wives of all, which they chose. And God said: My Spirit shall not remain in man for ever, because he is flesh: and his days shall be a hundred and twenty years. Now giants were upon the earth in those days. For after the sons of God went in to the daughters of men, and they brought forth children, thse are the mighty men of old, men of renown. And God seeing that the wickedness of men was great on the earth, and that all the thought of their heart was bent upon evil at all times, it repented Him that He had made man on the earth. And being touched inwardly with sorrow of heart, He said: I will destroy man, whom I have created, from the face of the earth, from man even to beasts, from the creeping thing even to the fowls of the air; for it repenteth Me that I have made them. But Noe found grace before the Lord. These are the generations of Noe: Noe was a just and perfect man in his generations, he walked with God. And he begot three sons, Sem, Cham, and Japheth. And the earth was corrupted before God, and was filled with iniquity. And when God had seen that the earth was corrupted (for all flesh had corrupted its way upon the earth), He said to Noe: The end of all flesh is come before Me: the earth is filled with iniquity through them, and I will destroy them with the earth. Make thee an ark of timber planks: thou shalt make little rooms in the ark, and thou shalt pitch it within and without. And thus shalt thou make it: The length of the ark shall be three hundred cubits, the breadth of it fifty cubits, and the height of it thirty cubits. Thou shalt make a window in the ark, and in a cubit shall thou finish the top of it: and the door of the ark thou shalt set in the side; with lower, middle chambers and third stories shalt thou make it. Behold I will bring the waters of a great flood upon the earth, to destroy all flesh, wherein is the breath of life, under heaven. All things that are in the earth shall be consumed, and I will establish My covenant with thee: and thou shalt enter into the ark, thou and thy sons, and thy wife, and the wives of thy sons with thee. And of every living creature of all flesh, thou shalt bring two of a sort into the ark, that they may live with thee: of the male sex, and the female. Of fowls according to their kind: two of every sort shall go in with thee, that they may live. Thou shalt take unto thee of all food that may be eaten, and thou shalt lay it up with thee: and it shall be food for thee and them. And Noe did all things which God commanded Him. And he was six hundred years old when the waters of the flood overflowed the earth. All the fountains of the great deep were broken up, and the flood-gates of heaven were opened; and the rain fell upon the earth forty days and forty nights. In the self-same day, Noe, and Shem, and Cham, and Japheth, his sons, his wife, and the three wives of his sons with them, went into the ark: they and every beast according to its kind, and all the cattle in their kind, and every thing that moveth upon the earth according to its kind. And the ark was carried upon the waters. And the waters prevailed beyond measure upon the earth: and all the high mountains under the whole heaven were covered. The water was fiften cubits higher than the mountains which it covered. And all flesh was destroyed that moved upon the earth, both of fowl, and of cattle, and of beasts, and of all creeping things that creep upon the earth. And Noe only remained, and they that were with him in th eark. And the waters prevailed upon the earth a hundred and fifty days. And God remembered Noe, and all the living creaturs and all the cattle which were with him in the ark, and brought a wind upon the earth, and the waters were abated. The fountains also of the deep, and the flood-gates of heaven were shut up: and the rain from heaven was restrained. And the waters returned from off the earth, going and coming: and they begam to be abated after a hundred and fifty days. And after that forty days were passed, Noe, opening the window of the ark which he had made, sent forth a raven, which went forth and did not return, till the waters were dried up upon the earth. He sent forth also a dove after him, to see if the waters had now ceased upon the face of the earth. But she not finding where her foot might rest, returned to him into the ark: for the waters were upon the whole earth: and he put forth his hand, and caught her, and brought her into the ark. And having waited yet seven other days, he again sent forth the dove out of the ark. And she came to him in the evening, carrying a bough of an olive tree with green leaves in her mouth. Noe therefore understood that the waters were ceased upon the earth. And he stayed yet another seven days: and he sent forth the dove, which returned not any more unto him. And God spoke to Noe, saying: Go out of the ark, thou and thy wife, thy sons, and the wives of thy sons with thee. All living things that are with thee of all flesh, as well in fowls as in beasts, and all creeping things that creep upon the earth, bring out with thee, and go ye upon the earth: increase and multiply upon it. So Noe went out, he and his sons, his wife, and the wives of his sons with him. And all living things, and cattle, and creeping things that creep upon the earth, according to their kinds, went out of the ark. And Noe built an altar unto the Lord, and taking of all cattle and fowls that were clean, offered holocausts upon the altar. And the Lord smelled a sweet savor.

Orémus.
D. Flectámus génua.
℟. Leváte.
Deus, incommutábilis virtus et lumen ætérnum: réspice propítius ad totíus Ecclésiæ tuæ mirábile sacraméntum, et opus salútis humánæ, perpétuæ dispositiónis efféctu, tranquíllius operáre; totúsque mundus experiátur et vídeat, dejécta erigi, inveteráta renovári, et per ipsum redire ómnia in intégrum, a quo sumpsére princípium: Dóminum nostrum Jesum Christum, Fílium tuum:
Qui tecum vivit et regnat in unitáte Spíritus Sancti Deus per ómnia sǽcula sæculórum.
℟. Amen.
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Let us pray.
℣. Let us kneel.
℟. Arise.
O God, unchangable power and light everlasting: mercifully regard the wonderful Mystery of Thy whole Church, and peacefully effect by Thine everlasting decree the work of man's salvation: and may the whole world experience and see that what was cast down is raised up, what was old is renewed, and all things are returning to perfection, through Him from whom they received their first being, our Lord Jesus Christ Thy Son:
Who livest and reignest with God the Father, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God, world without end.
℟. Amen

Prophetia Tertia
Gen 22:1-19.
In diébus illis: Tentávit Deus Abraham, et dixit ad eum: Abraham, Abraham. At ille respóndit: Adsum. Ait illi: Tolle fílium tuum unigénitum, quem diligis, Isaac, et vade in terram visiónis: atque ibi ófferes eum in holocáustum super unum móntium, quem monstrávero tibi. Igitur Abraham de nocte consúrgens, stravit ásinum suum: ducens secum duos júvenes et Isaac, fílium suum. Cumque concidísset ligna in holocáustum, ábiit ad locum, quem præcéperat ei Deus. Die autem tértio, elevátis óculis, vidit locum procul: dixítque ad púeros suos: Exspectáte hic cum ásino: ego et puer illuc usque properántes, postquam adoravérimus, revertémur ad vos. Tulit quoque ligna holocáusti, et impósuit super Isaac, fílium suum: ipse vero portábat in mánibus ignem et gládium. Cumque duo pérgerent simul, dixit Isaac patri suo: Pater mi. At ille respóndit: Quid vis, fili? Ecce, inquit, ignis et ligna: ubi est víctima holocáusti? Dixit autem Abraham: Deus providébit sibi víctimam holocáusti, fili mi. Pergébant ergo páriter: et venérunt ad locum, quem osténderat ei Deus, in quo ædificávit altáre et désuper ligna compósuit: cumque alligásset Isaac, fílium suum, pósuit eum in altare super struem lignórum. Extendítque manum et arrípuit gládium, ut immoláret fílium suum. Et ecce, Angelus Dómini de cœlo clamávit, dicens: Abraham, Abraham. Qui respóndit: Adsum. Dixítque ei: Non exténdas manum tuam super púerum neque fácias illi quidquam: nunc cognóvi, quod times Deum, et non pepercísti unigénito fílio tuo propter me. Levávit Abraham óculos suos, vidítque post tergum aríetem inter vepres hæréntem córnibus, quem assúmens óbtulit holocáustum pro fílio. Appellavítque nomen loci illíus, Dóminus videt. Unde usque hódie dícitur: In monte Dóminus vidébit. Vocávit autem Angelus Dómini Abraham secúndo de cœlo, dicens: Per memetípsum jurávi, dicit Dóminus: quia fecísti hanc rem, et non pepercísti fílio tuo unigénito propter me: benedícam tibi, et multiplicábo semen tuum sicut stellas cœli et velut arénam, quæ est in lítore maris: possidébit semen tuum portas inimicórum suórum, et benedicéntur in sémine tuo omnes gentes terræ, quia obœdísti voci meæ. Revérsus est Abraham ad púeros suos, abierúntque Bersabée simul, et habitávit ibi.
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The third Prophecy
Gen. 22. 1-19
The offering of Abraham is a figure of the Sacrifice of the Cross. Faith and obedience of Abraham.
In those days God tempted Abraham, and said to him: Abraham, Abraham. And he answered: Here I am. He said to him: Take thine only-begotten son, Isaac, whom thou lovest, and go into the land of vision: and there thou shalt offer him for a holocaust upon one of the mountains which I will show thee. So Abraham, rising up in the night, saddled his ass: and took with him two young men, and Isaac his son. And when he had cut wood for the holocaust, he went his way to the place which God had commanded him. And on the third day, lifting up his eyes, he saw the place afar off; and he said to his young men: Stay you here with the ass: I and the boy will go with speed as far as yonder, and after we have worshipped will return to you. And he took the wood for the holocaust and laid it upon Isaac his son: and he himself carried in his hands fire and a sword. And as they two were on together, Isaac said to his father: My father. And he answered: What wilt thou, son? Behold, saith he, fire and wood: where is the victim for the holocaust? And Abraham said: God will provide Himself a victim for a holocaust, my son. So they went on together; and they came to the place which God had shown him, where he built an altar and laid the wood in order upon it; and when he had bound Isaac, his son, he laid him upon the altar upon the pile of wood. And he put forth his hand, and took the sword to sacrifice his son. And behold an angel of the Lord from heaven called to him, saying: Abraham, Abraham. And he answered: Here I am. And he said to him: Lay not thy hand upon the boy, neither do thou any thing to him: now I know that thou fearest God, and hast not spared thine only-begotten son for My sake. Abraham lifted up his eyes and saw behind his back a ram amongst the briers, sticking fast by the horns, which he took and offered for a holocaust instead of his son. And he called the name of that place, the Lord seeth. Whereupon even to this day it is said: In the mountain the Lord will see. And the angel of the Lord called to Abraham a second time from heaven, saying: By My own self have I sworn, saith the Lord: because Thou hast done this thing, and hast not spared thine only-begotten son for My sake; I will bless thee, and I will multiply thy seed as the stars of heaven, and as the sand that is by the sea shore: thy seed shall possess the gates of their enemies, and in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed, because thou hast obeyed my voice. Abraham returned to his young men, and they went to Bersabee together, and he dwelt there.

Orémus.
D. Flectámus génua.
℟. Leváte.
Deus, fidélium Pater summe, qui in toto orbe terrárum, promissiónis tuæ fílios diffúsa adoptiónis grátia multíplicas: et per paschále sacraméntum, Abraham púerum tuum universárum, sicut jurásti, géntium éfficis patrem; da pópulis tuis digne ad grátiam tuæ vocatiónis introíre.
Per Dóminum nostrum Jesum Christum, Fílium tuum: qui tecum vivit et regnat in unitáte Spíritus Sancti Deus, per ómnia sǽcula sæculórum.
℟. Amen.
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Let us pray.
℣. Let us kneel.
℟. Arise.
O God, the supreme Father of all the faithful, who all over the world dost multiply the children of Thy promise by diffusing the grace of Thine adoption: and by this Paschal Sacrament dost make Thy servant Abraham, according to Thine oath, the father of all nations: grant that Thy people may worthily enter into the grace of Thy vocation.
Through Jesus Christ, thy Son our Lord, Who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, God, world without end.
℟. Amen.

Prophetia Quarta
Exodi 14:24-31; 15:1
In diébus illis: Factum est in vigília matutina, et ecce, respíciens Dóminus super castra Ægyptiórum per colúmnam ignis et nubis, interfécit exércitum eórum: et subvértit rotas cúrruum, ferebantúrque in profúndum. Dixérunt ergo Ægýptii: Fugiámus Israélem: Dóminus enim pugnat pro eis contra nos. Et ait Dóminus ad Móysen: Exténde manum tuam super mare, ut revertántur aquæ ad Ægýptios super currus et équites eórum. Cumque extendísset Moyses manum contra mare, revérsum est primo dilúculo ad priórem locum: fugientibúsque Ægýptiis occurrérunt aquæ, et invólvit eos Dóminus in médiis flúctibus. Reversæque sunt aquæ, et operuérunt currus, et équites cuncti exércitus Pharaónis, qui sequéntes ingréssi fúerant mare: nec unus quidem supérfuit ex eis. Fílii autem Israël perrexérunt per médium sicci maris, et aquæ eis erant quasi pro muro a dextris et a sinístris: liberavítque Dóminus in die illa Israël de manu Ægyptiórum. Et vidérunt Ægýptios mórtuos super litus maris, et manum magnam, quam exercúerat Dóminus contra eos: timuítque pópulus Dóminum, et credidérunt Dómino et Moysi, servo ejus. Tunc cécinit Moyses et fílii Israël carmen hoc Dómino, et dixérunt:
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The fourth Prophecy
Exo. 14, 24; 15. 1
As Moses freed the Israelites from the captivity of Egypt, so Christ by baptism reserves the catechumens from the yoke of Satan.
In those days, it came to pass in the morning watch, and behold the Lord looking upon the Egyptian army through the pillar of fire, and of the cloud, slew their host: and overthrew the wheels of the chariots, and they were carried into the deep. And the Egyptians said: Let us flee from Israel: for the Lord fighteth for them against us. And the Lord said to Moses: Stretch forth thy hand over the sea, that the waters may come again upon the Egyptians, upon their chariots and horsemen. And when Moses had stretched forth his hand towards the sea, it returned at the first break of day to the former place: and as the Egyptians were fleeing away the waters came upon them, and the Lord shut them up in the middle of the waves. And the waters returned, and covered the chariots and the horsemen of all the army of Pharao, who had come into the sea after them: neither did there so much as one of them remain. But the children of Israel marched through the midst of the sea upon dry land, and the waters were to them as a wall on the right hand and the left: and the Lord delivered Israel on that day out of the hand of the Egyptians. And they saw the Egyptians dead upon the sea shore, and the mighty hand of the Lord had used against them: and the people feared the Lord, and they believed the Lord, and Moses His servant. Then Moses and the children of Israel sung this canticle to the Lord, and said:

Tractus
Exodi 15:1 et 2.
Cantémus Dómino: glorióse enim honorificátus est: equum et ascensórem projécit in mare: adjútor et protéctor factus est mihi in salútem,
℣. Hic Deus meus, et honorificábo eum: Deus patris mei, et exaltábo eum.
℣. Dóminus cónterens bella: Dóminus nomen est illi.

Orémus.
D. Flectámus génua.
℟. Leváte.
Deus, cujus antíqua mirácula étiam nostris sǽculis coruscáre sentímus: dum, quod uni pópulo, a persecutióne Ægyptíaca liberándo, déxteræ tuæ poténtia contulísti, id in salútem géntium per aquam regeneratiónis operáris: præsta; ut in Abrahæ fílios et in ísraëlíticam dignitátem, totíus mundi tránseat plenitúdo.
Per Dóminum nostrum Jesum Christum, Fílium tuum: qui tecum vivit et regnat in unitáte Spíritus Sancti Deus, per ómnia sǽcula sæculórum.
℟. Amen.
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Tract
Exo 15:1-2
Let us sing to the Lord, for He is gloriously honored: the horse and the rider He hath thrown into the sea: He has become my Helper and Protector unto salvation.
℣. He is my God, and I will honor Him: the God of my father, and I will extol Him.
℣. He is the Lord that destroys wars: the Lord is His Name.

Let us pray.
℣. Let us kneel.
℟. Arise.
O God, Whose ancient miracles we see shining also in our days, whilst by the water of regeneration Thou dost operate for the salvation of the Gentiles, that which by the power of Thy right hand Thou didst confer upon one people, by delivering them from the Egyptian persecution: grant that all the nations of the world may become the children of Abraham, and partake of the dignity of the people of Israel.
Through Jesus Christ, thy Son our Lord, Who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, God, world without end.
℟. Amen.

Prophetia Quinta
Isa 54:17; 55:1-11
Hæc est heréditas servórum Dómini: et justítia eórum apud me, dicit Dóminus. Omnes sitiéntes, veníte ad aquas: et qui non habétis argéntum, properáte, émite et comédite: veníte, émite absque argénto et absque ulla commutatióne vinum et lac. Quare appénditis argéntum non in pánibus, et labórem vestrum non in saturitáte? Audíte audiéntes me, et comédite bonum, et delectábitur in crassitúdine ánima vestra. Inclináte aurem vestram, et veníte ad me: audíte, et vivet ánima vestra, et fériam vobíscum pactum sempitérnum, misericórdias David fidéles. Ecce, testem pópulis dedi eum, ducem ac præceptórem géntibus. Ecce, gentem, quam nesciébas, vocábis: et gentes, quæ te non cognovérunt, ad te current propter Dóminum, Deum tuum, et sanctum Israël, quia glorificávit te. Quærite Dóminum, dum inveníri potest: invocáte eum, dum prope est. Derelínquat ímpius viam suam et vir iníquus cogitatiónes suas, et revertátur ad Dóminum, et miserébitur ejus, et ad Deum nostrum: quóniam multus est ad ignoscéndum. Non enim cogitatiónes meæ cogitatiónes vestræ: neque viæ vestræ viæ meæ, dicit Dóminus. Quia sicut exaltántur cœli a terra, sic exaltátæ sunt viæ meæ a viis vestris, et cogitatiónes meæ a cogitatiónibus vestris. Et quómodo descéndit imber et nix de cœlo, et illuc ultra non revértitur, sed inébriat terram, et infúndit eam, et germináre eam facit, et dat semen serénti et panem comedénti: sic erit verbum meum, quod egrediátur de ore meo: non revertátur ad me vácuum, sed fáciet, quæcúmque volui, et prosperábitur in his, ad quæ misi illud: dicit Dóminus omnípotens.
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The fifth Prophecy
Isa 54:17; 55:1-11
This is the inheritance of the servants of the Lord, and their justice with me, saith the Lord. All you that thirst, come to the waters: and you that have no money make haste, buy, and eat: come ye, buy wine and milk without money, and without any price. Why do you spend money for that which is not bread, and your labour for that which doth not satisfy you? Hearken diligently to me, and eat that which is good, and your soul shall be delighted in fatness. Incline your ear and come to me: hear and your soul shall live, and I will make an everlasting covenant with you, the faithful mercies of David. Behold I have given him for a witness to the people, for a leader and a master to the Gentiles. Behold thou shalt call a nation, which thou knewest not: and the nations that knew not thee shall run to thee, because of the Lord thy God, and for the Holy One of Israel, for he hath glorified thee. 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 eater: 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.

Orémus.
D. Flectámus génua.
℟. Leváte.
Omnípotens sempitérne Deus, multíplica in honórem nóminis tui, quod patrum fídei spopondísti: et promissiónis fílios sacra adoptióne diláta; ut, quod prióres Sancti non dubitavérunt futúrum, Ecclésia tua magna jam ex parte cognóscat implétum.
Per Dóminum nostrum Jesum Christum, Fílium tuum: qui tecum vivit et regnat in unitáte Spíritus Sancti Deus, per ómnia sǽcula sæculórum.
℟. Amen.
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Let us pray.
℣. Let us kneel.
℟. Arise.
O almighty and everlasting God, for the glory of thy name, enlarge the promise which thou madest to the faith of our forefathers, and by the grace of thy adoption, multiply the children of promise, that what the saints of the old without doubt to foreknew, as yet to come, thy Church may find even now in great part fulfilled.
Through Jesus Christ, thy Son our Lord, Who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, God, world without end.
℟. Amen.

Prophetia Sexta
Baruch 3:9-38
Audi, Israël, mandáta vitæ: áuribus pércipe, ut scias prudéntiam. Quid est, Israël, quod in terra inimicórum es? Inveterásti in terra aliéna, coinquinátus es cum mórtuis: deputátus es cum descendéntibus in inférnum. Dereliquísti fontem sapiéntiæ. Nam si in via Dei ambulásses, habitásses útique in pace sempitérna. Disce, ubi sit prudéntia, ubi sit virtus, ubi sit intelléctus: ut scias simul, ubi sit longitúrnitas vitæ et victus, ubi sit lumen oculórum et pax. Quis invénit locum ejus? et quis intrávit in thesáuros ejus? Ubi sunt príncipes géntium, et qui dominántur super béstias, quæ sunt super terram? qui in ávibus cœli ludunt, qui argéntum thesaurízant et aurum, in quo confídunt hómines, et non est finis acquisitiónis eórum? qui argéntum fábricant, et sollíciti sunt, nec est invéntio óperum illórum? Extermináti sunt, et ad ínferos descendérunt, et álii loco eórum surrexérunt. Júvenes vidérunt lumen, et habitavérunt super terram: viam autem disciplínæ ignoravérunt, neque intellexérunt sémitas ejus, neque fílii eórum suscepérunt eam, a fácie ipsórum longe facta est: non est audíta in terra Chánaan, neque visa est in Theman. Fílii quoque Agar, qui exquírunt prudéntiam, quæ de terra est, negotiatóres Merrhæ et Theman, et fabulatóres, et exquisitóres prudéntiæ et intellegéntias: viam autem sapiéntiæ nesciérunt, neque commemoráti sunt sémitas ejus. O Israël, quam magna est domus Dei et ingens locus possessiónis ejus! Magnus est et non habet finem: excélsus et imménsus. Ibi fuérunt gigántes nomináti illi, qui ab inítio fuérunt, statúra magna, sciéntes bellum. Non hos elegit Dóminus, neque viam disciplínæ invenérunt: proptérea periérunt. Et quóniam non habuérunt sapiéntiam, interiérunt propter suam insipiéntiam. Quis ascéndit in cœlum, et accépit eam et edúxit eam de núbibus? Quis transfretávit mare, et invénit illam? et áttulit illam super aurum eléctum? Non est, qui possit scire vias ejus neque qui exquírat sémitas ejus: sed qui scit univérsa, novit eam et adinvénit eam prudéntia sua: qui præparávit terram in ætérno témpore, et replévit eam pecúdibus et quadrupédibus: qui emíttit lumen, et vadit: et vocávit illud, et obædit illi in tremóre. Stellæ autem dedérunt lumen in custódiis suis, et lætátæ sunt: vocátæ sunt, et dixérunt: Adsumus: et luxérunt ei cum jucunditáte, qui fecit illas. Hic est Deus noster, et non æstimábitur álius advérsus eum. Hic adinvénit omnem viam disciplínæ, et trádidit illam Jacob púero suo et Israël dilécto suo. Post hæc in terris visus est, et cum homínibus conversátus est.
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The sixth Prophecy
Baruch 3:9-38
Hear, O Israel, the commandments of life: give ear, that thou mayst learn wisdom. How happeneth it, O Israel, that thou art in thy enemies' land? Thou art grown old in a strange country, thou art defiled with the dead: thou art counted with them that go down into hell. Thou hast forsaken the fountain of wisdom: For if thou hadst walked in the way of God, thou hadst surely dwelt in peace for ever. Learn where is wisdom, where is strength, where is understanding: that thou mayst know also where is length of days and life, where is the light of the eyes, and peace. Who hath found out her place? and who hath gone in to her treasures? Where are the princes of the nations, and they that rule over the beasts that are upon the earth? That take their diversion with the birds of the air. That hoard up silver and gold, wherein men trust, and there is no end of their getting? who work in silver and are solicitous, and their works are unsearchable. They are cut off, and are gone down to hell, and others are risen up in their place. Young men have seen the light, and dwelt upon the earth: but the way of knowledge they have not known, Nor have they understood the paths thereof, neither have their children received it, it is far from their face. It hath not been heard of in the land of Chanaan, neither hath it been seen in Theman. The children of Agar also, that search after the wisdom that is of the earth, the merchants of Merrha, and of Theman, and the tellers of fables, and searchers of prudence and understanding: but the way of wisdom they have not known, neither have they remembered her paths. O Israel, how great is the house of God, and how vast is the place of his possession! It is great, and hath no end: it is high and immense. There were the giants, those renowned men that were from the beginning, of great stature, expert in war. The Lord chose not them, neither did they find the way of knowledge: therefore did they perish. And because they had not wisdom, they perished through their folly. Who hath gone up into heaven, and taken her, and brought her down from the clouds? Who hath passed over the sea, and found her, and brought her preferably to chosen gold? here is none that is able to know her ways, nor that can search out her paths: But he that knoweth all things, knoweth her, and hath found her out with his understanding: he that prepared the earth for evermore, and filled it with cattle and fourfooted beasts: He that sendeth forth light, and it goeth: and hath called it, and it obeyeth him with trembling. And the stars have given light in their watches, and rejoiced: They were called, and they said: Here we are: and with cheerfulness they have shined forth to him that made them. This is our God, and there shall no other be accounted of in comparison of him. He found out all the way of knowledge, and gave it to Jacob his servant, and to Israel his beloved. Afterwards he was seen upon earth, and conversed with men.

Orémus.
D. Flectámus génua.
℟. Leváte.
Deus, qui Ecclésiam tuam semper géntium vocatióne multíplicas: concéde propítius; ui, quos aqua baptísmatis ábluis, contínua protectióne tueáris.
Per Dóminum nostrum Jesum Christum, Fílium tuum: qui tecum vivit et regnat in unitáte Spíritus Sancti Deus, per ómnia sǽcula sæculórum.
℟. Amen.
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Let us pray.
℣. Let us kneel.
℟. Arise.
O God, whuo by thy calling of the nations dost increase thy Church, mercifully grant, that all those whom thou cleansest in the watrs of baptism may have thy continual protection.
Through Jesus Christ, thy Son our Lord, Who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, God, world without end.
℟. Amen.

Prophetia Septima
Ezech 37:1-14
In diébus illis: Facta est super me manus Dómini, et edúxit me in spíritu Dómini: et dimísit me in médio campi, qui erat plenus óssibus: et circumdúxit me per ea in gyro: erant autem multa valde super fáciem campi síccaque veheménter. Et dixit ad me: Fili hóminis, putásne vivent ossa ista? Et dixi: Dómine Deus, tu nosti. Et dixit ad me: Vaticináre de óssibus istis: et dices eis: Ossa árida, audíte verbum Dómini. Hæc dicit Dóminus Deus óssibus his: Ecce, ego intromíttam in vos spíritum, et vivétis. Et dabo super vos nervos, et succréscere fáciam super vos carnes, et superexténdam in vobis cutem: et dabo vobis spíritum, et vivétis, et sciétis, quia ego Dóminus. Et prophetávi, sicut præcéperat mihi: factus est autem sónitus prophetánte me, et ecce commótio: et accessérunt ossa ad ossa, unumquódque ad junctúram suam. Et vidi, et ecce, super ea nervi et carnes ascendérunt: et exténta est in eis cutis désuper, et spíritum non habébant. Et dixit ad me: Vaticináre ad spíritum, vaticináre, fili hóminis, et dices ad spíritum: Hæc dicit Dóminus Deus: A quátuor ventis veni, spíritus, et insúffla super interféctos istos, et revivíscant. Et prophetávi, sicut præcéperat mihi: et ingréssus est in ea spíritus, et vixérunt: steterúntque super pedes suos exércitus grandis nimis valde. Et dixit ad me: Fili hóminis, ossa hæc univérsa, domus Israël est: ipsi dicunt: Aruérunt ossa nostra, et périit spes nostra, et abscíssi sumus. Proptérea vaticináre, et dices ad eos: Hæc dicit Dóminus Deus: Ecce, ego apériam túmulos vestros, et edúcam vos de sepúlcris vestris, pópulus meus: et indúcam vos in terram Israël. Et sciétis, quia ego Dóminus, cum aperúero sepúlcra vestra et edúxero vos de túmulis vestris, pópule meus: et dédero spíritum meum in vobis, et vixéritis, et requiéscere vos fáciam super humum vestram: dicit Dóminus omnípotens.
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The seventh Prophecy
Ezech 37:1-14
The hand of the Lord was upon me, and brought me forth in the spirit of the Lord: and set me down in the midst of a plain that was full of bones. And he led me about through them on every side: now they were very many upon the face of the plain, and they were exceeding dry. And he said to me: Son of man, dost thou think these bones shall live? And I answered: O Lord God, thou knowest. And he said to me: Prophesy concerning these bones; and say to them: Ye dry bones, hear the word of the Lord. Thus saith the Lord God to these bones: Behold, I will send spirit into you, and you shall live. And I will lay sinews upon you, and will cause flesh to grow over you, and will cover you with skin: and I will give you spirit and you shall live, and you shall know that I am the Lord. And I prophesied as he had commanded me: and as I prophesied there was a noise, and behold a commotion: and the bones came together, each one to its joint. And I saw, and behold the sinews, and the flesh came up upon them: and the skin was stretched out over them, but there was no spirit in them. And he said to me: Prophesy to the spirit, prophesy, O son of man, and say to the spirit: Thus saith the Lord God: Come, spirit, from the four winds, and blow upon these slain, and let them live again. And I prophesied as he had commanded me: and the spirit came into them, and they lived: and they stood up upon their feet, an exceeding great army. And he said to me: Son of man: All these bones are the house of Israel: they say: Our bones are dried up, and our hope is lost, and we are cut off. Therefore prophesy, and say to them: Thus saith the Lord God: Behold I will open your graves, and will bring you out of your sepulchres, O my people: and will bring you into the land of Israel. And you shall know that I am the Lord, when I shall have opened your sepulchres, and shall have brought you out of your graves, O my people: And shall have put my spirit in you, and you shall live, and I shall make you rest upon your own land: and you shall know that I the Lord have spoken, and done it, saith the Lord God.

Orémus.
D. Flectámus génua.
℟. Leváte.
Deus, qui nos ad celebrándum paschále sacraméntum utriúsque Testaménti páginis ínstruis: da nobis intellégere misericórdiam tuam; ut ex perceptióne præséntium múnerum firma sit exspectátio futurórum.
Per Dóminum nostrum Jesum Christum, Fílium tuum: qui tecum vivit et regnat in unitáte Spíritus Sancti Deus, per ómnia sǽcula sæculórum.
℟. Amen.
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Let us pray.
℣. Let us kneel.
℟. Arise.
O God, who teaches us by the pages of both testaments to celebrate the paschal mystery, grant us such understanding, of thy mercy, that we, receiving thy gifts of this present time, may have a firm hope for those that are to come.
Through Jesus Christ, thy Son our Lord, Who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, God, world without end.
℟. Amen.

Prophetia Octava
Isa 4:1-6
Apprehéndent septem mulíeres virum unum in die illa, dicéntes: Panem nostrum comedémus et vestiméntis nostris operiémur: tantúmmodo invocétur nomen tuum super nos, aufer oppróbrium nostrum. In die illa erit germen Dómini in magnificéntia et glória, et fructus terræ súblimis, et exsultátio his, qui salváti fúerint de Israël. Et erit: Omnis, qui relíctus fúerit in Sion et resíduus in Jerúsalem, sanctus vocábitur, omnis, qui scriptus est in vita in Jerúsalem. Si ablúerit Dóminus sordes filiárum Sion, et sánguinem Jerúsalem láverit de médio ejus, in spíritu judícii et spíritu ardóris. Et creábit Dóminus super omnem locum montis Sion, et ubi invocátus est, nubem per diem, et fumum et splendórem ignis flammántis in nocte: super omnem enim glóriam protéctio. Et tabernáculum erit in umbráculum diéi ab æstu, et in securitátem et absconsiónem a túrbine et a plúvia.
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The eighth Prophecy
Isa 4:1-6
And in that day seven women shall take hold of one man, saying: We will eat our own bread, and wear our own apparel: only let us be called by thy name, take away our reproach. In that day the bud of the Lord shall be in magnificence and glory, and the fruit of the earth shall be high, and a great joy to them that shall have escaped of Israel. And it shall come to pass, that every one that shall be left in Sion, and that shall remain in Jerusalem, shall be called holy, every one that is written in life in Jerusalem. If the Lord shall wash away the filth of the daughters of Sion, and shall wash away the blood of Jerusalem out of the midst thereof, by the spirit of judgment, and by the spirit of burning. And the Lord will create upon every place of mount Sion, and where he is called upon, a cloud by day, and a smoke and the brightness of a flaming fire in the night: for over all the glory shall be a protection.And there shall be a tabernacle for a shade in the daytime from the heat, and for a security and covert from the whirlwind, and from rain.

Tractus
Isa 5:1 et 2
Vínea facta est dilécto in cornu, in loco úberi.
℣. Et macériam circúmdedit, et circumfódit: et plantávit víneam Sorec, et ædificávit turrim in médio ejus.
℣. Et tórcular fodit in ea: vínea enim Dómini Sábaoth domus Israël est.

Orémus.
D. Flectámus génua.
℟. Leváte.
Deus, qui in ómnibus Ecclésiæ tuæ fíliis, sanctórum Prophetárum voce manifestásti, in omni loco dominatiónis tuæ, satórem te bonórum séminum, et electórum pálmitum esse cultórem: tríbue pópulis tuis, qui et vineárum apud te nómine censéntur et ségetum; ut, spinárum et tribulórum squalóre resecáto, digna efficiántur fruge fecúndi.
Per Dóminum nostrum Jesum Christum, Fílium tuum: qui tecum vivit et regnat in unitáte Spíritus Sancti Deus, per ómnia sǽcula sæculórum.
℟. Amen.
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Tractus
Isa 5:1-2
My beloved had a vineyard on a hill in a fruitful place.
℣. And he fenced it in, and picked the stones out of it, and planted it with the choicest vines, and built a tower in the midst thereof,
℣. and set up a winepress therein: for the vineyard of the Lord of host is the house of Israel.

Let us pray.
℣. Let us kneel.
℟. Arise.
O God, who by the voice of Thy holy prophets hast made manifest to all the children of Thy Church, that through the whole extent of Thy empire Thou art the sower of good seed, and the cultivator of chosen branches : grant to Thy people who are called by the name of the vines and harvests, that they may root out all thorns and briers, and bring forth good fruit in abundance.
Through Jesus Christ, thy Son our Lord, Who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, God, world without end.
℟. Amen.

Prophetia Nona
Exod 12:1-11
In diébus illis: Dixit Dóminus ad Móysen et Aaron in terra Ægýpti: Mensis iste vobis princípium ménsium: primus erit in ménsibus anni. Loquímini ad univérsum cœtum filiórum Israël, et dícite eis: Décima die mensis hujus tollat unusquísque agnum per famílias et domos suas. Sin autem minor est númerus, ut suffícere possit ad vescéndum agnum, assúmet vicínum suum, qui junctus est dómui suæ, juxta númerum animárum, quæ suffícere possunt ad esum agni. Erit autem agnus absque mácula, másculus, annículus: juxta quem ritum tollétis et hædum. Et servábitis eum usque ad quartam décimam diem mensis hujus: immolabítque eum univérsa multitúdo filiórum Israël ad vésperam. Et sument de sánguine ejus, ac ponent super utrúmque postem et in superlimináribus domórum, in quibus cómedent illum. Et edent carnes nocte illa assas igni, et ázymos panes cum lactúcis agréstibus. Non comedétis ex eo crudum quid nec coctum aqua, sed tantum assum igni: caput cum pédibus ejus et intestínis vorábitis. Nec remanébit quidquam ex eo usque mane. Si quid resíduum fúerit, igne comburétis. Sic autem comedétis illum: Renes vestros accingétis, et calceaménta habébitis in pédibus, tenéntes báculos in mánibus, et comedétis festinánter: est enim Phase (id est tránsitus) Dómini.
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The ninth Prophecy
Exod 12:1-11
And the Lord said to Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt: This month shall be to you the beginning of months: it shall be the first in the months of the year. Speak ye to the whole assembly of the children of Israel, and say to them: On the tenth day of this month let every man take a lamb by their families and houses. But if the number be less than may suffice to eat the lamb, he shall take unto him his neighbour that joineth to his house, according to the number of souls which may be enough to eat the lamb. And it shall be a lamb without blemish, a male, of one year: according to which rite also you shall take a kid. And you shall keep it until the fourteenth day of this month: and the whole multitude of the children of Israel shall sacrifice it in the evening. And they shall take of the blood thereof, and put it upon both the side posts, and on the upper door posts of the houses, wherein they shall eat it. And they shall eat the flesh that night roasted at the fire, and unleavened bread with wild lettuce. You shall not eat thereof any thing raw, nor boiled in water, but only roasted at the fire: you shall eat the head with the feet and entrails thereof. Neither shall there remain any thing of it until morning. If there be any thing left, you shall burn it with fire. And thus you shall eat it: you shall gird your reins, and you shall have shoes on your feet, holding staves in your hands, and you shall eat in haste: for it is the Phase (that is the Passage) of the Lord.

Orémus.
D. Flectámus génua.
℟. Leváte.
Omnípotens sempitérne Deus, qui in ómnium óperum tuórum dispensatióne mirábilis es: intéllegant redémpti tui, non fuísse excelléntius, quod inítio factus est mundus, quam quod in fine sæculórum Pascha nostrum immolátus est Christus:
Qui tecum vivit et regnat in unitáte Spíritus Sancti Deus per ómnia sǽcula sæculórum.
℟. Amen.
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Let us pray.
℣. Let us kneel.
℟. Arise.
O almighty everlasting God, who art wonderful in the ordering of all thy works, let thy redeemed understand that the creation of the world at the beginning was not a greater work, than the immolation, in the fullness of time of Christ, our passover.
Who livest and reignest with God the Father, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God, world without end.
℟. Amen

Prophetia Decima
Jonæ 3:1-10
In diébus illis: Factum est verbum Dómini ad Jonam Prophétam secúndo, dicens: Surge, et vade in Níniven civitátem magnam: et prædica in ea prædicatiónem, quam ego loquor ad te. Et surréxit Jonas, et ábiit in Níniven juxta verbum Dómini. Et Nínive erat cívitas magna itínere trium diérum. Et cœpit Jonas introíre in civitátem itínere diéi uníus: et clamávit et dixit: Adhuc quadragínta dies, et Nínive subvertétur. Et credidérunt viri Ninivítæ in Deum: et prædicavérunt jejúnium, et vestíti sunt saccis a majóre usque ad minórem. Et pervénit verbum ad regem Nínive: et surréxit de sólio suo, et abjécit vestiméntum suum a se, et indútus est sacco, et sedit in cínere. Et clamávit et dixit in Nínive ex ore regis et príncipum ejus, dicens: Hómines et juménta et boves et pécora non gustent quidquam: nec pascántur, et aquam non bibant. Et operiántur saccis hómines et juménta, et clament ad Dóminum in fortitúdine, et convertatur vir a via sua mala, et ab iniquitáte, quæ est in mánibus eórum. Quis scit, si convertátur et ignóscat Deus: et revertátur a furóre iræ suæ, et non períbimus? Et vidit Deus ópera eórum, quia convérsi sunt de via sua mala: et misértus est pópulo suo, Dóminus, Deus noster.
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The tenth Prophecy
Jonæ 3:1-10
And the word of the Lord came to Jonas the second time, saying: Arise, and go to Ninive the great city: and preach in it the preaching that I bid thee. And Jonas arose, and went to Ninive, according to the word of the Lord: now Ninive was a great city of three days' journey. And Jonas began to enter into the city one day's journey: and he cried, and said: Yet forty days, and Ninive shall be destroyed. And the men of Ninive believed in God: and they proclaimed a fast, and put on sackcloth from the greatest to the least. And the word came to the king of Ninive; and he rose up out of his throne, and cast away his robe from him, and was clothed with sackcloth, and sat in ashes. And he caused it to be proclaimed and published in Ninive from the mouth of the king and of his princes, saying: Let neither men nor beasts, oxen nor sheep, taste any thing: let them not feed, nor drink water. And let men and beasts be covered with sackcloth, and cry to the Lord with all their strength, and let them turn every one from his evil way, and from the iniquity that is in their hands. Who can tell if God will turn, and forgive: and will turn away from his fierce anger, and we shall not perish? And God saw their works, that they were turned from their evil way: and God had mercy with regard to the evil which he had said that he would do to them, and he did it not.

Orémus.
D. Flectámus génua.
℟. Leváte.
Deus, qui diversitátem géntium in confessióne tui nóminis adunásti: da nobis et velle et posse, quæ præcipis; ut, pópulo ad æternitátem vocáto, una sit fides méntium et píetas actiónum.
Per Dóminum nostrum Jesum Christum, Fílium tuum: qui tecum vivit et regnat in unitáte Spíritus Sancti Deus, per ómnia sǽcula sæculórum.
℟. Amen.
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Let us pray.
℣. Let us kneel.
℟. Arise.
O God, who hast gathered together the divers nations of earth in the confession of thy name, grant us both the will and the power to keep thy commandments, that all those whom thou hast called to everlasting life, may be one in faith of mind and in goodness of conduct.
Through Jesus Christ, thy Son our Lord, Who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, God, world without end.
℟. Amen.

Prophetia Undecima
Deut 31:22-30.
In diébus illis: Scripsit Móyses canticum, et dócuit fílios Israël. Præcepítque Dóminus Josue, fílio Nun, et ait: Confortáre, et esto robústus: tu enim introdúces fílios Israël in terram, quam pollícitus sum, et ego ero tecum. Postquam ergo scripsit Móyses verba legis hujus in volúmine, atque complévit: præcépit Levítis, qui portábant arcam fœderis Dómini, dicens: Tóllite librum istum, et pónite eum in látere arcæ fœderis Dómini, Dei vestri: ut sit ibi contra te in testimónium. Ego enim scio contentiónem tuam et cérvicem tuam duríssimam. Adhuc vivénte me et ingrediénte vobíscum, semper contentióse egístis contra Dóminum: quanto magis, cum mórtuus fúero? Congregáte ad me omnes majóres natu per tribus vestras, atque doctóres, et loquar audiéntibus eis sermónes istos, et invocábo contra eos cœlum et terram. Novi enim, quod post mortem meam iníque agétis et declinábitis cito de via, quam præcépi vobis: et occúrrent vobis mala in extrémo témpore, quando fecéritis malum in conspéctu Dómini, ut irritétis eum per ópera mánuum vestrárum. Locútus est ergo Móyses, audiénte univérso cœtu Israël, verba cárminis hujus, et ad finem usque complévit.
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The eleventh Prophecy
Deut 31:22-30.
Moses therefore wrote the canticle and taught it to the children of Israel. And the Lord commanded Josue the son of Nun, and said: Take courage, and be valiant: for thou shalt bring the children of Israel into the land which I have promised, and I will be with thee. Therefore after Moses wrote the words of this law in a volume, and finished it: He commanded the Levites, who carried the ark of the covenant of the Lord. saying: Take this book, and put it in the side of the ark of the covenant of the Lord your God: that it may be there for a testimony against thee. For I know thy obstinacy, and thy most stiff neck, While I am yet living, and going in with you, you have always been rebellious against the Lord: how much more when I shall be dead? Gather unto me all the ancients of your tribes, and your doctors, and I will speak these words in their hearing, and will call heaven and earth to witness against them. For I know that, after my death, you will do wickedly, and will quickly turn aside from the way that I have commanded you: and evils shall come upon you in the latter times, when you shall do evil in the sight of the Lord, to provoke him by the works of your hands. Moses therefore spoke, in the hearing of the whole assembly of Israel, the words of this canticle, and finished it even to the end.

Tractus
Deut 32:1-4
Atténde, cœlum, et loquar: et áudiat terra verba ex ore meo.
℣. Exspectétur sicut plúvia elóquium meum: et descéndant sicut ros verba mea.
℣. Sicut imber super gramen et sicut nix super fænum: quia nomen Dómini invocábo,
℣. Date magnitúdinem Deo nostro: Deus, vera ópera ejus, et omnes viæ ejus judícia,
℣. Deus fidélis, in quo non est iníquitas: justus et sanctus Dóminus.

Orémus.
D. Flectámus génua.
℟. Leváte.
Deus, celsitúdo humílium et fortitúdo rectórum, qui per sanctum Móysen, púerum tuum, ita erudíre pópulum tuum sacri cárminis tui decantatióne voluísti, ut illa legis iterátio fíeret étiam nostra diréctio: éxcita in omnem justificatárum géntium plenitúdinem poténtiam tuam, et da lætítiam, mitigándo terrórem; ut, ómnium peccátis tua remissióne delétis, quod denuntiátum est in ultiónem, tránseat in salútem.
Per Dóminum nostrum Jesum Christum, Fílium tuum: qui tecum vivit et regnat in unitáte Spíritus Sancti Deus, per ómnia sǽcula sæculórum.
℟. Amen.
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Tractus
Deut 32:1-4
Hear, O ye heavens, the things I speak, let the earth give ear to the words of my mouth.
℣. Let my doctrine gather as the rain, let my speech distil as the dew,
℣. As a shower upon the herb, and as drops upon the grass. Because I will invoke the name of the Lord:
℣. Give ye magnificence to our God. The works of God are perfect, and all his ways are judgments:
℣. God is faithful and without any iniquity, he is just and right.

Let us pray.
℣. Let us kneel.
℟. Arise.
O God, greatness of the humble and the strength of the righteous, who was pleased by thy holy servant Moses so to instruct thy people with the singing of thy sacred canticle that his repeating of the law should be also for our guiding, stir up thy might uppon all the multitude of peoples that are justified before thee, quiet their fear and make them to rejoice; that the sins of our being blotted out by thy remission, the threatenings of thy vengeance may turn to their salvation.
Through Jesus Christ, thy Son our Lord, Who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, God, world without end.
℟. Amen.

Prophetia Duodecima
Dan 3:1-24.
In diébus illis: Nabuchodónosor rex fecit státuam áuream, altitúdine cubitórum sexagínta, latitúdine cubitórum sex, et státuit eam in campo Dura provínciæ Babylónis. Itaque Nabuchodónosor rex misit ad congregándos sátrapas, magistrátus, et júdices, duces, et tyránnos, et præféctos, omnésque príncipes regiónum, ut convenírent ad dedicatiónem státuæ, quam eréxerat Nabuchodónosor rex. Tunc congregáti sunt sátrapæ, magistrátus, et júdices, duces, et tyránni, et optimátes, qui erant in potestátibus constitúti, et univérsi príncipes regiónum, ut convenírent ad dedicatiónem státuæ, quam eréxerat Nabuchodónosor rex. Stabant autem in conspéctu státuæ, quam posúerat Nabuchodónosor rex, et præco clamábat valénter: Vobis dícitur populis, tríbubus et linguis: In hora, qua audiéritis sónitum tubæ, et fístulæ, et cítharæ, sambúcæ, et psaltérii, et symphóniæ, et univérsi géneris musicórum, cadéntes adoráte státuam áuream, quam constítuit Nabuchodónosor rex. Si quis autem non prostrátus adoráverit, eádem hora mittétur in fornácem ignis ardéntis. Post hæc ígitur statim ut audiérunt omnes pópuli sónitum tubæ, fístulæ, et cítharæ, sambúcæ, et psaltérii, et symphóniæ, et omnis géneris musicórum, cadéntes omnes pópuli, tribus et linguæ adoravérunt státuam auream, quam constitúerat Nabuchodónosor rex. Statímque in ipso témpore accedéntes viri Chaldæi accusavérunt Judæos, dixerúntque Nabuchodónosor regi: Rex, in ætérnum vive: tu, rex, posuísti decrétum, ut omnis homo, qui audiérit sónitum tubæ, fístulæ, et cítharæ, sambúcæ, et psaltérii, et symphóniæ, et univérsi géneris musicórum, prostérnat se et adóret státuam áuream: si quis autem non prócidens adoráverit, mittátur in fornácem ignis ardéntis. Sunt ergo viri Judæi, quos constituísti super ópera regiónis Babylónis, Sidrach, Misach et Abdénago: viri isti contempsérunt, rex, decrétum tuum: deos tuos non colunt, et státuam áuream, quam erexísti, non adórant. Tunc Nabuchodónosor in furóre et in ira præcépit, ut adduceréntur Sidrach, Misach et Abdénago: qui conféstim addúcti sunt in conspéctu regis. Pronuntiánsque Nabuchodónosor rex, ait eis: Veréne, Sidrach, Misach et Abdénago, deos meos non cólitis, et státuam áuream, quam constítui, non adorátis? Nunc ergo si estis parati, quacúmque hora audieritis sonitum tubæ, fístulæ, cítharæ, sambúcæ, et psaltérii, et symphóniæ, omnísque géneris musicórum, prostérnite vos et adoráte státuam, quam feci: quod si non adoravéritis, eadem hora mittémini in fornácem ignis ardéntis; et quis est Deus, qui erípiet vos de manu mea? Respondéntes Sidrach, Misach et Abdénago, dixérunt regi Nabuchodónosor: Non opórtet nos de hac re respóndere tibi. Ecce enim, Deus noster, quem cólimus, potest erípere nos de camíno ignis ardéntis, et de mánibus tuis, o rex, liberáre. Quod si nolúerit, notum sit tibi; rex, quia deos tuos non cólimus et státuam áuream, quam erexísti, non adorámus. Tunc Nabuchodónosor replétus est furóre, et aspéctus faciéi illíus immutátus est super Sidrach, Misach et Abdénago, et præcépit, ut succenderétur fornax séptuplum, quam succéndi consuéverat. Et viris fortíssimis de exércitu suo jussit, ut, ligátis pédibus Sidrach, Misach et Abdénago, mítterent eos in fornácem ignis ardéntis. Et conféstim viri illi vincti, cum braccis suis et tiáris et calceaméntis et véstibus, missi sunt in médium fornácis ignis ardéntis: nam jússio regis urgébat: fornax autem succénsa erat nimis. Porro viros illos, qui míserant Sidrach, Misach et Abdénago, interfécit flamma ignis. Viri autem hi tres, id est, Sidrach, Misach et Abdénago, cecidérunt in médio camíno ignis ardéntis colligáti. Et ambulábant in médio flammæ laudántes Deum, et benedicéntes Dómino.
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The twelfth Prophecy
Dan 3:1-24.
King Nabuchodonosor made a statue of gold, of sixty cubits high, and six cubits broad, and he set it up in the plain of Dura of the province of Babylon. Then Nabuchodonosor the king sent to call together the nobles, the magistrates, and the judges, the captains, the rulers, and governors, and all the chief men of the provinces, to come to the dedication of the statue which king Nabuchodonosor had set up. Then the nobles, the magistrates, and the judges, the captains, and rulers, and the great men that were placed in authority, and all the princes of the provinces, were gathered together to come to the dedication of the statue, which king Nabuchodonosor had set up. And they stood before the statue which king Nabuchodonosor had set up. Then a herald cried with a strong voice: To you it is commanded, O nations, tribes, and languages: That in the hour that you shall hear the sound of the trumpet, and of the flute, and of the harp, of the sackbut, and of the psaltery, and of the symphony, and of all kind of music; ye fall down and adore the golden statue which king Nabuchodonosor hath set up. But if any man shall not fall down and adore, he shall the same hour be cast into a furnace of burning fire. Upon this therefore, at the time when all the people heard the sound of the trumpet, the flute, and the harp, of the sackbut, and the psaltery, of the symphony, and of all kind of music: all the nations, tribes, and languages fell down and adored the golden statue which king Nabuchodonosor had set up. And presently at that very time some Chaldeans came and accused the Jews, And said to king Nabuchodonosor: O king, live for ever: Thou, O king, hast made a decree that every man that shall hear the sound of the trumpet, the flute, and the harp, of the sackbut, and the psaltery, of the symphony, and of all kind of music, shall prostrate himself, and adore the golden statue: And that if any man shall not fall down and adore, he should be cast into a furnace of burning fire. Now there are certain Jews whom thou hast set over the works of the province of Babylon, Sidrach, Misach, and Abdenago: these men, O king, have slighted thy decree: they worship not thy gods, nor do they adore the golden statue which thou hast set up. Then Nabuchodonosor in fury, and in wrath, commanded that Sidrach, Misach, and Abdenago should be brought: who immediately were brought before the king. And Nabuchodonosor the king spoke to them, and said: Is it true, O Sidrach, Misach, and Abdenago, that you do not worship my gods, nor adore the golden statue that I have set up? Now therefore if you be ready at what hour soever you shall hear the sound of the trumpet, flute, harp, sackbut, and psaltery, and symphony, and of all kind of music, prostrate yourselves, and adore the statue which I have made: but if you do not adore, you shall be cast the same hour into the furnace of burning fire: and who is the God that shall deliver you out of my hand? Sidrach, Misach, and Abdenago answered and said to king Nabuchodonosor: We have no occasion to answer thee concerning this matter. For behold our God, whom we worship, is able to save us from the furnace of burning fire, and to deliver us out of thy hands, O king. But if he will not, be it known to thee, O king, that we will not worship thy gods, nor adore the golden statue which thou hast set up. Then was Nabuchodonosor filled with fury: and the countenance of his face was changed against Sidrach, Misach, and Abdenago, and he commanded that the furnace should be heated seven times more than it had been accustomed to be heated. And he commanded the strongest men that were in his army, to bind the feet of Sidrach, Misach, and Abdenago, and to cast them into the furnace of burning fire. And immediately these men were bound and were cast into the furnace of burning fire, with their coats, and their caps, and their shoes, and their garments. For the king's commandment was urgent, and the furnace was heated exceedingly. And the flame of the fire slew those men that had cast in Sidrach, Misach, and Abdenago. But these three men, that is, Sidrach, Misach, and Abdenago, fell down bound in the midst of the furnace of burning fire. And they walked in the midst of the flame, praising God and blessing the Lord.

Hic non dicitur Flectámus génua, sed tantum:
Orémus.
Omnípotens sempitérne Deus, spes única mundi, qui Prophetárum tuorum præcónio præséntium témporum declarásti mystéria: auge pópuli tui vota placátus; quia in nullo fidélium, nisi ex tua inspiratióne, provéniunt quarúmlibet increménta virtútum.
Per Dóminum nostrum Jesum Christum, Fílium tuum: qui tecum vivit et regnat in unitáte Spíritus Sancti Deus, per ómnia sǽcula sæculórum.
℟. Amen.
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Let us pray
O almighty and everlasting God, the only hope of the world who by the voice of thy prophets didst foretell the mysteries of this present time, graciously strengthen the desires of thy people : for no increase of virtue shall be given to any of them save only by thy holy inspiration.
Through Jesus Christ, thy Son our Lord, Who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, God, world without end.
℟. Amen.

Benedictio Fontis
His expletis, si ecclesia habuerit Fontem baptismalem, Sacerdos benedicturus Fontem, accipit Pluviale violaceum, et præcedente Cruce, cum candelabris, et Cereo benedicto accenso, descendit cum Clero, et Ministris paratis ad Fontem: et interim cantatur sequens:
Tractus
Ps 41:2-4.
Sicut cervus desíderat ad fontes aquárum: iía desíderat ánima mea ad te, Deus.
℣. Sitívit ánima mea ad Deum vivum: quando véniam, et apparébo ante fáciem Dei?
℣. Fuérunt mihi lácrimæ meæ panes die ac nocte, dum dícitur mihi per síngulos dies: Ubi est Deus tuus?

Deinde Sacerdos, antequam intret ad benedictionem Fontis, dicit hanc Orationem juxta Fontem:
℣. Dóminus vobíscum.
℟. Et cum spíritu tuo.
Orémus.
Omnípotens sempitérne Deus, réspice propítius ad devotiónem pópuli renascéntis, qui, sicut cervus, aquárum tuárum éxpetit fontem: et concéde propítius; ut fídei ipsíus sitis, baptísmatis mystério, ánimam corpúsque sanctíficet.
Per Dóminum nostrum Jesum Christum, Fílium tuum: qui tecum vivit et regnat in unitáte Spíritus Sancti Deus, per ómnia sǽcula sæculórum.
℟. Amen.

Postea procedit ad benedictionem Fontis, dicens:
℣. Dóminus vobíscum.
℟. Et cum spíritu tuo.
Orémus.
Omnípotens sempitérne Deus, adésto magnæ pietátis tuæ mystériis, adésto sacraméntis: et ad recreándos novos pópulos, quos tibi fons baptísmatis párturit, spíritum adoptiónis emítte; ut, quod nostræ humilitátis geréndum est ministério, virtútis tuæ impleátur efféctu. Per Dominum nostrum Jesum Christum, Fílium tuum: Qui tecum vivit et regnat in unitáte Spíritus Sancti Deus.
Elevans vocem in modum Præfationis, prosequitur junctis manibus:
Per omnia sǽcula sæculórum.
℟. Amen.
℣. Dóminus vobíscum.
℟. Et cum Spíritu tuo.
℣. Sursum corda.
℟. Habémus ad Dóminum.
℣. Grátias agámus Dómino Deo nostro.
℟. Dignum et justum est.
Vere dignum et justum est, æquum et salutáre, nos tibi semper et ubíque grátias ágere, Dómine sancte, Pater omnípotens, ætérne Deus: Qui invisíbili poténtia sacramentórum tuórum mirabíliter operáris efféctum: Et licet nos tantis mystériis exsequéndis simus indígni: Tu tamen grátiæ tuæ dona non déserens, étiam ad nostras preces aures tuæ pietátis inclínas. Deus, cujus Spíritus super aquas inter ipsa mundi primórdia ferebátur: ut jam tunc virtútem sanctificatiónis aquárum natúra concíperet. Deus, qui, nocéntis mundi crímina per aquas ábluens, regeneratiónis spéciem in ipsa dilúvii effusióne signásti: ut, uníus ejusdémque eleménti mystério, et finis esset vítiis et orígo virtútibus. Réspice, Dómine, in fáciem Ecclésiæ tuæ, et multíplica in ea regeneratiónes tuas, qui grátiæ tuæ affluéntis ímpetu lætíficas civitátem tuam: fontémque baptísmatis áperis toto orbe terrárum géntibus innovándis: ut, tuæ majestátis império, sumat Unigéniti tui grátiam de Spíritu Sancto.

Hic Sacerdos in modum crucis aquam dividit manu extensa, quam statim linteo extersit, dicens:
Qui hanc aquam, regenerándis homínibus præparátam, arcána sui núminis admixtióne fecúndet: ut, sanctificatióne concépta, ab immaculáto divíni fontis útero, in novam renáta creatúram, progénies cœléstis emérgat: Et quos aut sexus in córpore aut ætas discérnit in témpore, omnes in unam páriat grátia mater infántiam. Procul ergo hinc, jubénte te, Dómine, omnis spíritus immundus abscédat: procul tota nequítia diabólicæ fraudis absístat. Nihil hic loci hábeat contráriæ virtútis admíxtio: non insidiándo circúmvolet: non laténdo subrépat: non inficiéndo corrúmpat.

Aquam manu tangit.
Sit hæc sancta et ínnocens creatúra líbera ab omni impugnatóris incúrsu, et totíus nequítiæ purgáta discéssu. Sit fons vivus, aqua regénerans, unda puríficans: ut omnes hoc lavácro salutífero diluéndi, operánte in eis Spíritu Sancto, perféctæ purgatiónis indulgéntiam consequántur.

Facit tres cruces super Fontem, dicens:
Unde benedíco te, creatúra aquæ, per Deum vivum, per Deum verum, per Deum sanctum: per Deum, qui te in princípio verbo separávit ab árida: cujus Spíritus super te ferebátur.

Hic manu aquam dividit et effundit eam versus quatuor mundi partes, dicens:
Qui te de paradísi fonte manáre fecit, et in quátuor flumínibus totam terram rigáre præcépit. Qui te in desérto amáram, suavitáte indita, fecit esse potábilem, et sitiénti pópulo de petra prodúxit. Be nedíco te et per Jesum Christum, Fílium ejus únicum, Dominum nostrum: qui te in Cana Galilæ signo admirábili sua poténtia convértit in vinum. Qui pédibus super te ambulávit: et a Joánne in Jordáne in te baptizátus est. Qui te una cum sánguine de látere suo prodúxit: et discípulis suis jussit, ut credéntes baptizaréntur in te, dicens: Ite, docéte omnes gentes, baptizántes eos in nómine Patris, et Fílii, et Spíritus Sancti.
Mutat vocem, et prosequitur in tono Lectionis.
Hæc nobis præcépta servantibus, tu, Deus omnípotens, clemens adésto: tu benignus aspíra.
Halat ter in aquam in modum crucis, dicens:
Tu has símplices aquas tuo ore benedícito: ut præter naturálem emundatiónem, quam lavándis possunt adhibére corpóribus, sint étiam purificándis méntibus efficáces.
Hic Sacerdos paululum demittit Cereum in aquam: et resumens tonum Præfationis, dicit:
Descéndat in hanc plenitúdinem fontis virtus Spíritus Sancti.
Deinde extractum Cereum de aqua, iterum profundius mergit, aliquanto altius repetens: Descéndat in hanc. Postea Cereum rursus de aqua extractum, tertio immergens usque ad fundum, altiori adhuc voce repetit: Descéndat, ut supra. Et deinde sufflans ter in aquam, secundum hanc figuram Ψ prosequitur:
Totamque hujus aquæ substántiam regenerándi fecúndet efféctu.
Hic tollitur Cereus de aqua, et prosequitur:
Hic ómnium peccatórum máculæ deleántur: hic natúra ad imáginem tuam cóndita, et ad honórem sua reformáta princípii, cunctis vetustátis squalóribus emundétur: ut omnis homo, sacraméntum hoc regeneratiónis ingréssus, in veræ innocéntiæ novam infántiam renascátur.
Sequentia dicit legendo:
Per Dominum nostrum Jesum Christum, Fílium tuum: Qui ventúrus est judicáre vivos et mórtuos, et sǽculum per ignem.
℟. Amen.
Deinde per assistentes Sacerdotes spargitur de ipsa aqua benedícta super populum Et interim unus ex ministris ecclesiæ accipit in vase aliquo de eadem aqua ad aspergendum in domibus, et aliis locis. His peractis, Sacerdos, qui benedicit Fontem, infundit de Oleo Gatechumenorum in aquam in modum crucis, intellegibili voce dicens:
Sanctificétur et fecundétur fons iste Oleo salútis renascéntibus ex eo, in vitam ætérnam.
℟. Amen.
Deinde infundit de Chrismate, modo quo supra, dicens:
Infúsio Chrísmatis Dómini nostri Jesu Christi, et Spíritus Sancti Parácliti, fiat in nómine sanctæ Trinitátis.
℟. Amen.
Postea accipit ambas ampullas dicti Olei sancti et Chrismatis, et de utroque simul in modum crucis infundendo, dicit:
Commíxtio Chrísmatis sanctificatiónis, et Olei unctiónis, et Aquæ baptísmatis, páriter fiat in nómine Pa tris, et Fí lii, et Spíritus Sancti.
℟. Amen.
Tunc miscet ipsum Oleum cum aqua, et spargit manu sua per omnem Fontem. Si aderunt baptizandi, eos baptizet more consueto. Deinde revertentibus Sacerdote et Ministris ad Altare, cantantur Litaniæ a duobus Cantoribus, et Chorus idem simul repetit, ut dicitur infra.
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The Blessing of the Baptismal Water
In churches that have a baptismal font, the blessing of the baptismal water now takes place. The priest with ministers carrying the cross, the candles and the lighted paschal candle, proceeds to the baptistry, while the following tract was chanted:
Tract
Ps 41:2-4.
As the hart panteth after the fountains of water; so my soul panteth after thee, O God.
℣. My soul hath thirsted after the strong living God; when shall I come and appear before the face of God?
℣. My tears have been my bread day and night, whilst it is said to me daily: Where is thy God?

Before the priest enters the baptistery, the following prayer is said:
℣. The Lord be with you.
℟. And with thy spirit.
Let us pray.
O Almighty and everlasting God, look mercifully on the devotion of Thy people about to be reborn, who like the hart pant after the fountain of Thy waters: and mercifully grant that the thirst of their faith may, by the Sacrament of Baptism, hallow their souls and bodies.
Through Jesus Christ, thy Son our Lord, Who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, God, world without end.
℟. Amen.
When the priest enter the baptistery, the blessing is performed as follows:
℣. The Lord be with you.
℟. And with thy spirit.
Let us pray.
O Almighty and eternal God, be present at these mysteries, be present at these sacraments of thy great goodness: and send forth the spirit of thy adoption to regenerate the new people, whom the font of baptism bringeth forth: that what is to be done by the ministry of us thy servants, may be accomplished by the effect of thy power. Through our Lord Jesus Christ thy Son, who with thee liveth and reigneth in the unity of the Holy Ghost, God,
Elevans vocem in modum Fræfationis, prosequitur junctis manibus:
World without end.
℟. Amen.
℣. The Lord be with you.
℟. And with thy spirit.
℣. Lift up thy hearts.
℟. We have them lifted up to the Lord.
℣. Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
℟. It is meet and just.
It is meet and just, right and availing unto salvation, to give Thee thanks always and in all places, O holy Lord, almighty Father, everlasting God, Who, by Thine ineffable power dost wonderfully produce the effect of Thy Sacraments: and though we are unworthy to perform such great mysteries: yet, as Thou dost not abandon the gifts of Thy grace, so Thou inclinest the ears of Thy goodness, even to our prayers. O God, Whose Spirit in the very beginning of the world moved over the waters, that even then the nature of water might receive the virtue of sanctification. O God, Who by water didst wash away the crimes of the guilty world, and by the pouring out of the deluge didst give a figure of regeneration, that one and the same element might in a mystery be the end of vice and the beginning of virtue. Look, O Lord, on the face of Thy Church, and multiply in her Thy regenerations, who by the streams of Thine abundant grace fillest Thy city with joy, and openest the font of Baptism all over the world for the renewal of the Gentiles: that by the command of Thy Majesty she may receive the grace of Thine only Son from the Holy Ghost.
Here the celebrant, with outstretched hand, divides the water in the form of a cross, and wiping his hand with a towel, says:
May He by a secret mixture of His divine virtue render this water fruitful for the regeneration of men, to the end that a heavenly offspring, conceived by sanctification, may emerge from the immaculate womb of this divine font, reborn a new creature: and may all, however distinguished either by sex in body, or by age in time, be brought forth to the same infancy by grace, their mother. Therefore may all unclean spirits, by Thy command, O Lord, depart far from hence: may the whole malice of diabolical deceit be entirely banished: may no power of the enemy prevail here: let him not fly about to lay his snares; may he not creep in by stealth: may he not corrupt with his poison.
May this holy and innocent creature be free from all the assaults of the enemy, and purified by the destruction of all his wickedness. May it be a living fountain, a regenerating water, a purifying stream: that all those that are to be washed in this saving bath may obtain, by the operation of the Holy Ghost, the grace of a perfect cleansing.

He makes the Sign of the Cross over the water three times, and continues:
Therefore, I bless thee, O creature of water, by the living God, by the true God, by the holy God: by that God Who, in the beginning, separated thee by His Word from the dry land, Whose Spirit moved over thee.

Here he divides the water and casts some toward the four corners of the earth, saying:
Who made thee flow from the fountain of paradise and commanded thee to water the whole earth with thy four rivers. Who, changing thy bitterness in the desert into sweetness made thee fit to drink, and produced thee out of a rock to quench the thirsty people. I bless thee also by our Lord Jesus Christ, His only Son: Who in Cana of Galilee changed thee into wine by a wonderful miracle of His power. Who walked upon thee with dry foot, and was baptized in thee by John in the Jordan. Who made thee flow out of His side together with His Blood, and commanded His disciples that such as believed should be baptised in thee, saying: Go, teach all nations, baptizing them in the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.
He changes his voice and proceeds in the tone of the Lesson.
Do thou, almighty God, mercifully assist us who observe this commandment: do Thou graciously inspire us.
He breathes on the water three times in the shape of the Cross.
Do Thou with Thy mouth bless these clear waters: that besides their natural virtue of cleansing the body, they may also prove efficacious for the purifying of the soul.
He lowers the Paschal candle into the water, and sings in the tone of the Preface:
May the virtue of the Holy Ghost descend into all the water of this font.
Withdrawing the candle from the water, he lowers it again to a greater depth and repeats in a higher tone Descendat in hanc. Withdrawing it yet again, he again lowers it to the bottom of the vessel, repeating in yet a higher tone Descendat in hanc. Then breathing upon the water three times in the form of the Greek letter Ψ he repeats the following verse three times:
And make the whole substance of this water fruitful for regeneration.
Here the Paschal candle is taken out of the water, and he continues:
Here may the stains of all sins be washed out; here may human nature, created in Thine image, and reformed to the honor of its Author, be cleansed from all the filth of the old man: that all who receive the Sacrament of regeneration, may be born again new children of true innocence.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son: Who shall come to judge the living and the dead, and the world by fire.
℟. Amen.
People are sprinkled with the newly blessed water. The proest pours some of the oil of cathechumens into the water in the form of cross saying:
May this font be sanctified and made fruitful with the oil of salvation for all them who shall be born anew of its waters unto life everlasting.
℟. Amen.
In same manner pouring in chrism he says:
May this pouring in the chrism of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the Holy Ghost, the comforter, be made in the name of the Holy Trinity.
℟. Amen.
Pouring the oil and the chrism together into the water in the form of cross saying:
Let this mindling of the chrism of santification, with the oil of unction, and of the water of Baptism, be likewise made in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost.
℟. Amen.
He mingles the oil itself with the waterand with bis hands spreads it through the whole font. If there be any of receive baptism, baptizes them.

Litaniæ
Ubi vero non est Fons baptismalis, finita ultima Prophetia cum sua Oratione, Celebrans Casulam deponit, et cum Ministris ante Altare procumbit: et aliis omnibus genuflexis, cantantur Litaniæ in medio Chori a duobus Cantoribus, utroque Choro idem simul respondente. Cum autem perventum fuerit ad V. Peccatores, Te rogámus, Sacerdos et Ministri surgunt et, accedentes ad sacristiam, induuntur paramentis albi coloris pro Missa sollemniter celebranda: et interim accenduntur luminaria in Altari. In fine Litaniarum cantantur sollemniter Kýrie, eléison, et repetuntur, ut in Missa moris est.
Kýrie, eléison.
Christe, eléison.
Kýrie, eléison.
Christe, audi nos.
Christe, exáudi nos.
Pater de cælis, Deus, miserére nobis.
Fili, Redémptor mundi, Deus, miserére nobis.
Spíritus Sancte, Deus, miserére nobis.
Sancta Trínitas, unus Deus, miserére nobis.
Sancta María, ora pro nobis.
Sancta Dei Génitrix, ora pro nobis.
Sancta Virgo vírginum, ora pro nobis.
Sancte Míchaël, ora pro nobis.
Sancte Gábriel, ora pro nobis.
Sancte Ráphaël, ora pro nobis.
Omnes sancti Angeli et Archángeli, oráte pro nobis.
Omnes sancti beatórum Spirítuum órdines, orate pro nobis.
Sancte Joánnes Baptísta, ora pro nobis.
Sancte Joseph, ora pro nobis.
Omnes sancti Patriárchæ et Prophétæ, orate pro nobis.
Sancte Petre, ora pro nobis.
Sancte Paule, ora pro nobis.
Sancte Joánnes, ora pro nobis.
Omnes sancti Apóstoli et Evangelístæ, orate pro nobis.
Omnes sancti Discípuli Dómini, ora pro nobis.
Sancte Stéphane, ora pro nobis.
Sancte Vincénti, ora pro nobis.
Omnes sancti Mártyres, oráte.
Sancte Silvéster, ora pro nobis.
Sancte Gregóri, ora pro nobis.
Sancte Augustíne, ora pro nobis.
Omnes sancti Pontífices et Confessóres, orate pro nobis.
Omnes sancti Doctóres, oráte pro nobis.
Sancte Antóni, ora pro nobis.
Sancte Benedícte, ora pro nobis.
Sancte Domínice, ora pro nobis.
Sancte Francísce, ora pro nobis.
Omnes sancti Sacerdótes et Levítæ, orate pro nobis.
Omnes sancti Monáchi et Eremítæ, orate pro nobis.
Sancta María Magdaléna, ora pro nobis.
Sancta Agnes, ora pro nobis.
Sancta Cæcília, ora pro nobis.
Sancta Agatha, ora pro nobis.
Sancta Anastásia, ora pro nobis.
Omnes sanctæ Vírgines et Víduæ, ora pro nobis.
Omnes Sancti et Sanctæ Dei, intercédite pro nobis.
Propítius esto, parce nobis, Dómine.
Propítius esto, exáudi nos, Dómine.
Ab omni malo, libera nos, Dómine.
Ab omni peccáto, libera nos, Dómine.
A morte perpétua, libera nos, Dómine.
Per mystérium sanctæ incarnatiónis tuæ, libera nos, Dómine.
Per advéntum tuum, libera nos, Dómine.
Per nativitátem tuam, libera nos, Dómine.
Per baptísmum et sanctum jejúnium tuum, libera nos, Dómine.
Per crucem et passiónem tuam, libera nos, Dómine.
Per mortem et sepultúram tuam, libera nos, Dómine.
Per sanctam resurrectiónem tuam, libera nos, Dómine.
Per admirábilem ascensiónem tuam, libera nos, Dómine.
Per advéntum Spíritus Sancti Parácliti, libera nos, Dómine..
In die judícii, líbera nos, Dómine.
Peccatóres, te rogámus, audi nos.
Ut nobis parcas, te rogámus, audi nos.
Ut Ecclésiam tuam sanctam régere et conserváre dignéris, te rogámus, audi nos.
Ut domnum apostólicum et omnes ecclesiásticos órdines in sancta religióne conserváre dignéris, te rogámus, audi nos.
Ut inimícos sanctæ Ecclésiæ humiliáre dignéris, te rogámus, audi nos.
Ut régibus et princípibus christiánis pacem et veram concórdiam donáre dignéris, te rogámus, audi nos.
Ut nosmetípsos in tuo sancto servítio confortáre et conserváre dignéris, te rogámus, audi nos.
Ut ómnibus benefactóribus nostris sempitérna bona retríbuas, te rogámus, audi nos.
Ut fructus terræ dare et conserváre dignéris, te rogámus, audi nos.
Ut ómnibus fidélibus defúnctis réquiem ætérnam donáre dignéris, te rogámus, audi nos.
Ut nos exaudíre dignéris, te rogámus, audi nos.
Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccáta mundi, parce nobis, Dómine.
Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccáta mundi, exáudi nos, Dómine.
Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccá ta mundi, miserére nobis.
Christe, audi nos.
Christe, exáudi nos.
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Litany of the Saints
The celebrant lays aside the casuble, and together with his ministers, prostrates before the altar, while the litanies are sung
Lord, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.
God the Father of heaven, have mercy on us.
God the Son, Redeemer of the world, have mercy on us.
God the Holy Ghost, have mercy on us.
Holy Trinity, one God, have mercy on us.
Holy Mary, pray for us.
Holy Mother of God, pray for us.
Holy Virgin of virgins, pray for us.
Saint Michael, pray for us.
Saint Gabriel, pray for us.
Saint Raphael, pray for us.
All ye holy Angels and Archangels, pray for us.
All ye holy orders of blessed Spirits, pray for us.
Saint John the Baptist, pray for us.
Saint Joseph, pray for us.
All ye holy Patriarchs and Prophets, pray for us.
Saint Peter, pray for us.
Saint Paul, pray for us.
Saint Andrew, pray for us.
Saint John, pray for us.
All ye holy Apostles and Evangelists, pray for us.
All ye holy Disciples of the Lord, pray for us.
Saint Stephen, pray for us.
Saint Lawrence, pray for us.
Saint Vincent, pray for us.
All ye holy Martyrs, pray for us.
Saint Silvester, pray for us.
Saint Gregory, pray for us.
Saint Augustine, pray for us.
All ye holy Bishops and Confessors, pray for us.
All ye holy Doctors, pray for us.
Saint Anthony, pray for us.
Saint Benedict, pray for us.
Saint Dominic, pray for us.
Saint Francis, pray for us.
All ye holy Priests and Deacons, pray for us.
All ye holy Monks and Hermits, pray for us.
Saint Mary Magdalene, pray for us.
Saint Agnes, pray for us.
Saint Cecilia, pray for us.
Saint Agatha, pray for us.
Saint Anastasia, pray for us.
All ye holy Virgins and Widows, pray for us.
All ye holy Saints of God, intercede for us.
Be merciful, spare us, O Lord.
Be merciful, graciously hear us, O Lord.
From all evil, deliver us, O Lord.
From all sin, deliver us, O Lord.
From everlasting death, deliver us, O Lord.
Through the mystery of Thy holy incarnation, deliver us, O Lord.
Through Thy coming, deliver us, O Lord. Through Thy Nativity, deliver us, O Lord.
Through Thy Baptism and holy fasting, deliver us, O Lord.
Through Thy Cross and Passion, deliver us, O Lord.
Through Thy Death and Burial, deliver us, O Lord.
Through Thy holy Resurrection, deliver us, O Lord.
Through Thy wonderful Ascension, deliver us, O Lord.
Through the coming of the Holy Ghost, the Paraclete, deliver us, O Lord.
In the day of judgement, deliver us, O Lord.
We sinners, beseech Thee to hear us.
That Thou wouldst spare us, we beseech Thee to hear us.
That Thou wouldst vouchsafe to govern and preserve Thy holy Church, we beseech Thee to hear us.
That Thou wouldst vouchsafe to preserve our Apostolic Prelate, and all orders of the Church in holy religion, we beseech Thee to hear us.
That Thou wouldst vouchsafe to humble the enemies of holy Church, we beseech Thee to hear us.
That Thou wouldst vouchsafe to give peace and true concord to Christian kings and princes, we beseech Thee to hear us.
That Thou wouldst vouchsafe to confirm and preserve us in Thy holy service, we beseech Thee to hear us.
That Thou wouldst render eternal blessings to all our benefactors, we beseech Thee to hear us.
That Thou wouldst vouchsafe to give and preserve the fruits of the earth, we beseech Thee to hear us.
That Thou wouldst vouchsafe to grant eternal rest to all the faithful departed, we beseech Thee to hear us.
That Thou wouldst vouchsafe to hear us, we beseech Thee to hear us.
Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world, spare us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world, graciously hear us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world, have mercy on us.
Christ, hear us.
Christ, graciously hear us.

Hic Cantores sollemniter incipiunt: Kýrie, eléison, Christe, eléison, Kýrie, eléison, et ter singula repetuntur. Interim Sacerdos cum Ministris in paramentis albis accedit ad Altare: et dicto Psalmo Júdica me, Deus, cum Glória Patri, facit Confessionem, ut moris est, in loco consueto: deinde ascendens, osculatur Altare, incensat more solito, et finitis a Choro Kýrie, eléison, incipit sollemniter Glória in excélsis, et pulsantur campanæ.
S. In nómine Patris, et Fílii, et Spíritus Sancti. Amen. Introíbo ad altáre Dei.
M. Ad Deum, qui lætíficat juventútem meam.
Ps. 42, 1-5.
S. Júdica me, Deus, et discérne causam meam de gente non sancta: ab hómine iníquo et dolóso érue me.
M. Quia tu es, Deus, fortitúdo mea: quare me reppulísti, et quare tristis incédo, dum afflígit me inimícus?
S. Emítte lucem tuam et veritátem tuam: ipsa me deduxérunt, et adduxérunt in montem sanctum tuum et in tabernácula tua.
M. Et introíbo ad altáre Dei: ad Deum, qui lætíficat juventútem meam.
S. Confitébor tibi in cíthara, Deus, Deus meus: quare tristis es, ánima mea, et quare contúrbas me?
M. Spera in Deo, quóniam adhuc confitébor illi: salutáre vultus mei, et Deus meus.
S. Glória Patri, et Fílio, et Spirítui Sancto.
M. Sicut erat in princípio, et nunc, et semper: et in sǽcula sæculórum. Amen.
Sacerdos repetit Antiphonam:
S. Introíbo ad altáre Dei.
M. Ad Deum, qui lætíficat juventútem meam.
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The chanters now solemnly sing: Lord have mercy on us, Christ have mercy on us, Lord have mercy on us; each invocation three times. The priest starts the mass as usual
P. In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Amen. I will go in to the altar of God.
S. To God who giveth joy to my youth.
The priest alternates with the server in reciting this psalm to express his desire, joy and confidence in going to the altar of the Sacrifice.
Ps. 42, 1-5.
P. Judge me, O God, and distinguish my cause from the nation which is not holy: deliver me from the unjust and deceitful man.
S. For Thou, O God, art my strength: why hast Thou cast me off? and why go I sorrowful whilst the enemy afflicteth me?
P. Send forth Thy light and Thy truth: they have conducted me and brought me unto Thy holy mount, and into Thy tabernacles.
S. And I will go in to the altar of God: to God who giveth joy to my youth.
P. To Thee, O God, my God, I will give praise upon the harp; why art thou sad, O my soul, and why dost thou disquiet me?
S. Hope in God, for I will still give praise to Him: the salvation of my countenance and my God.
P. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost.
S. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
The priest repeats the Anthem:
P. I will go in to the altar of God.
S. To God who giveth joy to my youth.

Signat se, dicens:
℣. Adjutórium nostrum in nómine Dómini.
℟. Qui fecit cœlum et terram.
Deinde junctis manibus profunde inclinatus facit Confessionem.
Confíteor Deo omnipoténti, beátæ Maríæ semper Vírgini, beáto Michaéli Archángelo, beáto Joánni Baptístæ, sanctis Apóstolis Petro et Paulo, ómnibus Sanctis, et vobis, fratres: quia peccávi nimis cogitatióne, verbo et opere: (Percutit sibi pectus ter, dicens:) mea culpa, mea culpa, mea máxima culpa. Ideo precor beátam Maríam semper Vírginem, beátum Michaélem Archángelum, beátum Joánnem Baptístam, sanctos Apóstolos Petrum et Paulum, omnes Sanctos, et vos, fratres, orare pro me ad Dóminum, Deum nostrum.
M. Misereátur tui omnípotens Deus, et, dimíssis peccátis tuis, perdúcat te ad vitam ætérnam.
Sacerdos dicit:
S. Amen,
et erigit se. Deinde Ministri repetunt Confessionem: et ubi a Sacerdote dicebatur vobis, fratres, et vos, fratres, a Ministris dicitur tibi, pater, et te, pater.
M. Confíteor Deo omnipoténti, beátæ Maríæ semper Vírgini, beáto Michaéli Archángelo, beáto Joánni Baptístæ, sanctis Apóstolis Petro et Paulo, ómnibus Sanctis, et tibi, pater: quia peccávi nimis cogitatióne, verbo et opere: mea culpa, mea culpa, mea máxima culpa. Ideo precor beátam Maríam semper Vírginem, beátum Michaélem Archángelum, beátum Joánnem Baptístam, sanctos Apóstolos Petrum et Paulum, omnes Sanctos, et te, pater, orare pro me ad Dóminum, Deum nostrum.
Postea Sacerdos, junctis manibus, facit absolutionem, dicens:)
S. Misereátur vestri omnípotens Deus, et, dimíssis peccátis vestris, perdúcat vos ad vitam ætérnam.
℟. Amen.
Signat se signo crucis, dicens:
S. Indulgéntiam, absolutionem et remissiónem peccatórum nostrórum tríbuat nobis omnípotens et miséricors Dóminus.
℟. Amen.
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The priest, signing himself with the Sign of the Cross, says:
P. Our help is in the Name of the Lord.
S. Who made heaven and earth.
Then, joining his hands, and humbly bowing down, he says the Confiteor:
P. I confess to almighty God, to the blessed Mary ever Virgin, blessed Michael the Archangel, blessed John the Baptist, the holy Apostles Peter and Paul, to all the Saints, and to you, brothers, that I have sinned exceedingly in thought, word, and deed, (Here he strikes his breast thrice.) through my fault, through my fault, through my most grievous fault. Therefore I beseech the blessed Mary, ever Virgin, blessed Michael the Archangel, blessed John the Baptist, the holy Apostles Peter and Paul, all the Saints, and you, brothers, to pray to the Lord our God for me.
S. May almighty God be merciful to thee, and forgiving thy sins, bring thee to everlasting life.
The priest answers:
P. Amen.
The server says the Confiteor.
S. I confess to almighty God, to the blessed Mary ever Virgin, blessed Michael the Archangel, blessed John the Baptist, the holy Apostles Peter and Paul, to all the Saints, and to you, Father, that I have sinned exceedingly in thought, word, and deed, through my fault, through my fault, through my most grievous fault. Therefore I beseech the blessed Mary, ever Virgin, blessed Michael the Archangel, blessed John the Baptist, the holy Apostles Peter and Paul, all the Saints, and you, Father, to pray to the Lord our God for me.
Then the priest, with his hands joined, says:
P. May almighty God be merciful to you, and forgiving your sins, bring you to everlasting life.
S. Amen.

P. May the almighty and merciful Lord grant us pardon, absolution, and remission of our sins.
S. Amen.

Et inclinatus prosequitur:
℣. Deus, tu convérsus vivificábis nos.
℟. Et plebs tua lætábitur in te.
℣. Osténde nobis, Dómine, misericórdiam tuam.
℟. Et salutáre tuum da nobis.
℣. Dómine, exáudi oratiónem meam.
℟. Et clamor meus ad te véniat.
℣. Dóminus vobíscum.
℟. Et cum spíritu tuo.
Et extendens ac jungens manus, clara voce dicit:
Orémus.(et ascendens ad Altare, dicit secreto: )
Aufer a nobis, quǽsumus, Dómine, iniquitátes nostras: ut ad Sancta sanctórum puris mereámur méntibus introíre. Per Christum, Dóminum nostrum. Amen.
Deinde, manibus junctis super Altare, inclinatus dicit:
Orámus te, Dómine, per mérita Sanctórum tuórum, (Osculatur Altare in medio) quorum relíquiæ hic sunt, et ómnium Sanctórum: ut indulgére dignéris ómnia peccáta mea. Amen.
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Bowing down, he proceeds:
P. O God, Thou wilt turn again and quicken us.
S. And thy people shall rejoice in Thee.
P. Show us, O Lord, Thy mercy.
S. And grant us Thy salvation.
P. O Lord, hear my prayer.
S. And let my cry come before Thee.
P. The Lord be with you.
S. And with thy spirit.
First extending, then joining his hands, the priest says audibly Let us pray then ascending to the altar, he says secretly:
Let us pray.
Take away from us our iniquities, we beseech Thee, O Lord, that we may be worthy to enter with pure minds into the Holy of Holies, through Christ our Lord. Amen.
His hands joined, and bowing down over the altar, the priest says:
We beseech Thee, O Lord, by the merits of Thy Saints, (He kisses the sacred stone) whose relics are here, and of all the Saints, that Thou wouldst vouchsafe to forgive me all my sins. Amen.

Kyrie
S.Kýrie, eléison.
M. Kýrie, eléison.
S. Kýrie, eléison.
M. Christe, eléison.
S. Christe, eléison.
M. Christe, eléison.
S. Kýrie, eléison.
M. Kýrie, eléison.
S. Kýrie, eléison.
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Kyrie
P. Lord, have mercy.
S. Lord, have mercy.
P. Lord, have mercy.
S. Christ, have mercy.
P. Christ, have mercy.
S. Christ, have mercy.
P. Lord, have mercy.
S. Lord, have mercy.
P. Lord, have mercy.

In Missa sollemni, Celebrans, antequam legat Introitum, benedicit incensum, dicens:
Ab illo bene dicáris, in cujus honore cremáberis. Amen.
Et, accepto thuribulo a Diacono, incensat Altare, nihil dicens.
Postea Diaconus, recepto thuribulo a Celebrante, incensat illum tantum. Deinde Celebrans signans se signo crucis incipit
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In Solemn Masses the altar is here incensed. Whilst blessing the incense the priest says:
Be blessed by Him in whose honor thou art burnt. Amen.

Gloria
Postea in medio Altaris extendens et jungens manus, caputque aliquantulum inclínans, dicit, si dicendum est, Glória in excélsis Deo, et prosequitur junctis manibus. Cum dicit Adorámus te, Grátias agimus tibi, et Jesu Christe, et Suscipe deprecatiónem, inclinat caput; et in fine dicens: Cum Sancto Spíritu, signat se a fronte ad pectus.
Glória in excélsis Deo. Et in terra pax homínibus bonæ voluntátis. Laudámus te. Benedícimus te. Adorámus te. Glorificámus te. Grátias ágimus tibi propter magnam glóriam tuam. Dómine Deus, Rex cœléstis, Deus Pater omnípotens. Dómine Fili unigénite, Jesu Christe. Dómine Deus, Agnus Dei, Fílius Patris. Qui tollis peccáta mundi, miserére nobis. Qui tollis peccáta mundi, súscipe deprecatiónem nostram. Qui sedes ad déxteram Patris, miserére nobis. Quóniam tu solus Sanctus. Tu solus Dóminus. Tu solus Altíssimus, Jesu Christe. Cum Sancto Spíritu in glória Dei Patris. Amen.
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Gloria
Afterwards, standing at the middle of the altar, extending and then joining his hands, and bowing slightly, the priest says -- except during Lent and Advent and in Masses for the Dead -- the Gloria in excelsis. When he says the words: We adore Thee, We give Thee thanks; Jesus Christ; and Receive our prayer, he bows, and at the end he signs himself with the Sign of the Cross from forehead to breast:
Glory be to God on high, and on earth peace to men of good will. We praise Thee. We bless Thee. We adore Thee. We glorify Thee. We give Thee thanks for Thy great glory. O Lord God, heavenly King, God the Father almighty. O Lord Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son. O Lord God, Lamb of God, Son of the Father. Who takest away the sins of the world, have mercy on us. Who takest away the sins of the world, receive our prayer. Who sittest at the right hand of the Father, have mercy on us. For Thou only are holy. Thou only art the Lord. Thou only art most high, O Jesus Christ. Together with the Holy Ghost in the glory of God the Father. Amen.

Postea Sacerdos dicit:
℣. Dóminus vobíscum.
℟. Et cum spíritu tuo.
Orémus. Deus, qui hanc sacratíssimam noctem glória Domínicæ Resurrectiónis illústras: consérva in nova famíliæ tuæ progénie adoptiónis spíritum, quem dedísti; ut, córpore et mente renováti, puram tibi exhíbeant servitútem.
Per eúndem Dóminum nostrum Jesum Christum Fílium tuum, qui tecum vivit et regnat in unitáte Spíritus Sancti, Deus, per ómnia sǽcula sæculórum.
℟. Amen.
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Postea Sacerdos dicit:
℣. The Lord be with you.
℟. And with thy spirit.
Let us pray
O God, who dost illuminate this most holy night by the glory of the Lord's Resurrection, preserve in the new children of Thy family the spirit of adoption which Thou hast given; that renewed in body and mind, they may render to Thee a pure service.
Through the same Jesus Christ, thy Son, Our Lord, Who liveth and reigneth with thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, God, world without end.
℟. Amen.

Lectio
Léctio Epístolæ beáti Pauli Apóstoli ad Colossénses.
Col 3:1-4.
Fratres: Si consurrexístis cum Christo, quæ sursum sunt quærite, ubi Christus est in déxtera Dei sedens: quæ sursum sunt sápite, non quæ super terram. Mórtui enim estis, et vita vestra est abscóndita cum Christo in Deo. Cum Christus appáruerit, vita vestra: tunc et vos apparébitis cum ipso in glória.
℟. Deo grátias.
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Epistle
Lesson from the Epistle of Blessed Paul the Apostle to the Colossians.
Col 3:1-4
Brethren, if you be risen with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is sitting at the right hand of God: mind the things that are above, not the things that are upon the earth. For you are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God. When Christ should appear, who is your life, then you also shall appear with Him in glory.
℟. Thanks be to God.

Allelúja.
Et totum decantat ter, elevando vocem gradatim: et Chorus post quamlibet vicem, in eodem tono repetit illud idem.
Allelúja.
Allelúja.
Postea Chorus prosequitur:
Ps 117:1.
Confitémini Dómino, quóniam bonus: quóniam in sǽculum misericordia ejus.
Deinde dicitur
Tractus
Ps 116:1-2.
Laudáte Dóminum, omnes gentes: et collaudáte eum, omnes pópuli,
℣. Quóniam confirmáta est super nos misericórdia ejus: et véritas Dómini manet in ætérnum.
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After the Epistle, all rise and the celebrant intones Alleluia. The choir repeats the Alleluia.
Allleuia
The celebrant and choir repeat the Alleluia twice more, each time at a higher tone.
Allleuia
Alleluia.
Afterward, the choir continues:
Ps 117:1.
Give praise to the Lord for He is good: for His mercy endureth forever.
Tract
Ps 116:1-2
O praise the Lord, all ye nations, and praise Him all ye people.
℣. For His mercy is confirmed upon us: and the truth of the Lord remaineth forever.

Ad Evangelium non portantur luminaria, sed tantum incensum: petitur benedictio, et alia fiunt de more.
Evangelium
Munda cor meum ac labia mea, omnípotens Deus, qui labia Isaíæ Prophétæ cálculo mundásti igníto: ita me tua grata miseratióne dignáre mundáre, ut sanctum Evangélium tuum digne váleam nuntiáre. Per Christum, Dóminum nostrum. Amen.
Postea accipit librum de Altari, et rursus genuflexus petit benedictionem a Sacerdote, dicens:
D. Jube, domne, benedícere.
Sacerdos respondet:
S. Dóminus sit in corde tuo et in lábiis tuis: ut digne et cpmpeténter annúnties Evangélium suum: In nómine Patris, et Fílii, et Spíritus Sancti. Amen.
Et, accepta benedictione, osculatur manum Celebrantis: et cum aliis Ministris, incenso et luminaribus accedens ad locum Evangelii, stans junctis manibus, dicit:
℣. Dóminus vobíscum.
℟. Et cum spíritu tuo.
Sequéntia +︎ sancti Evangélii secúndum Matthǽum.
Mt 28:1-7.
Véspere autem sábbati, quæ luce scit in prima sábbati, venit María Magdaléne et áltera María vidére sepúlcrum. Et ecce, terræmótus factus est magnus. Angelus enim Dómini descéndit de cœlo: et accédens revólvit lápidem, et sedébat super eum: erat autem aspéctus ejus sicut fulgur: et vestiméntum ejus sicut nix. Præ timóre autem ejus extérriti sunt custódes, et facti sunt velut mórtui. Respóndens autem Angelus, dixit muliéribus: Nolíte timére vos: scio enim, quod Jesum, qui crucifíxus est, quæritis: non est hic: surréxit enim, sicut dixit. Veníte, et vidéte locum, ubi pósitus erat Dóminus. Et cito eúntes, dícite discípulis ejus, quia surréxit: et ecce, præcédit vos in Galilæam: ibi eum vidébitis. Ecce, prædíxi vobis.
℟. Laus tibi, Christe!
S. Per Evangélica dicta, deleántur nostra delícta.
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Gospel
In Solemn Masses the priest blesses the incense, and the deacon, kneeling before the altar with his hands joined, says the Munda cor.
Cleanse my heart and my lips, O almighty God, who didst cleanse the lips of the prophet Isaias with a burning coal, and vouchsafe, through Thy gracious mercy, so to purify me, that I may worthily announce Thy holy Gospel. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Afterwards he takes the book from the altar, and again kneeling down before the priest, asks his blessing, saying:
D. Sir, give me thy blessing.
The priest answers:
P. The Lord be in thy heart and on thy lips, that thou mayest worthily and in a becoming manner, proclaim His holy Gospel. In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Then, turning back to towards the book, with his hands joined, the priest -- at Solemn Masses the deacon -- says:
P. The Lord be with you.
S. And with thy spirit.
Continuation +︎ of the holy Gospel according to St. Matthew.
Matt 28:1-7
And in the end of the Sabbath, when it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, came Mary Magdalen and the other Mary to see the sepulchre. And behold there was a great earthquake. For an Angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and coming, rolled back the stone and sat upon it: and his countenance was as lightening and his raiment as snow. And for fear of him the guards were struck with terror and became as dead men. And the Angel answering, said to the women: Fear not you: for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified: He is not here: for He is risen, as He said. Come and see the place where the Lord was laid. And going quickly, tell ye His disciples that He is risen: and behold He will go before you into Galilee: there you shall see Him. Lo, I have foretold it to you.
℟. Praise be to Thee, O Christ.
S. By the words of the Gospel may our sins be blotted out.

Non dicitur Credo, sed finito Evangelio Sacerdos dicit:
℣. Dóminus vobíscum.
℟. Et cum spiritu tuo.
Orémus.
Non dicitur Offertorium
Quo dicto, si est Missa sollemnis, Diaconus porrigit Celebranti Patenam cum Hostia: si privata, Sacerdos ipse accipit Patenam cum Hostia, quam offerens, dicit:
Súscipe, sancte Pater, omnípotens ætérne Deus, hanc immaculátam hóstiam, quam ego indígnus fámulus tuus óffero tibi Deo meo vivo et vero, pro innumerabílibus peccátis, et offensiónibus, et neglegéntiis meis, et pro ómnibus circumstántibus, sed et pro ómnibus fidélibus christiánis vivis atque defúnctis: ut mihi, et illis profíciat ad salútem in vitam ætérnam. Amen.
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℣. The Lord be with you.
℟. And with thy spirit.
Let us pray.
Neither Creed nor Offertory-verse is said, but the Gloria Patri is said following the Lavabo. He takes the paten with the host and offering it up, says:
Accept, O holy Father, almighty and eternal God, this unspotted host, which I, Thy unworthy servant, offer unto Thee, my living and true God, for my innumerable sins, offenses, and negligences, and for all here present: as also for all faithful Christians, both living and dead, that it may avail both me and them for salvation unto life everlasting. Amen.

Deinde faciens crucem cum eadem Patena, deponit Hostiam super Corporale. Diaconus ministrat vinum, Subdiaconus aquam in Calice: vel si privata est Missa, utrumque infundií Sacerdos, et aquam miscendam in Calice benedicit signo crucis, dicens:
Deus, qui humánæ substántiæ dignitátem mirabíliter condidísti, et mirabílius reformásti: da nobis per hujus aquæ et vini mystérium, ejus divinitátis esse consórtes, qui humanitátis nostræ fíeri dignátus est párticeps, Jesus Christus, Fílius tuus, Dóminus noster: Qui tecum vivit et regnat in unitáte Spíritus Sancti Deus: per ómnia sǽcula sæculórum. Amen.
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Making the Sign of the Cross with the paten, he places the host upon the corporal. He pours wine and water into the chalice, blessing the water before it is mixed. He pours a few drops of water into the chalice containing wine, in remembrance of the water and blood which flowed from the side of Jesus when pierced by the soldier's lance.
O God, who, in creating human nature, didst wonderfully dignify it, and still more wonderfully restore it, grant that, by the Mystery of this water and wine, we may be made partakers of His divine nature, who vouchsafed to be made partaker of our human nature, even Jesus Christ our Lord, Thy Son, who with Thee, liveth and reigneth in the unity of the Holy Ghost, God: world without end. Amen.

Postea accipit Calicem, et offert dicens:
Offérimus tibi, Dómine, cálicem salutáris, tuam deprecántes cleméntiam: ut in conspéctu divínæ majestátis tuæ, pro nostra et totíus mundi salute, cum odóre suavitátis ascéndat. Amen.
Deinde facit signum crucis cum Calice, et illum ponit super Corporale, et Palla cooperit: tum, junctis manibus super Altare, aliquantulum inclinatus, dicit:
In spíritu humilitátis et in ánimo contríto suscipiámur a te, Dómine: et sic fiat sacrifícium nostrum in conspéctu tuo hódie, ut pláceat tibi, Dómine Deus.
Erectus expandit manus, easque in altum porrectas jungens, elevátis ad cœlum oculis et statim demissis, dicit:
Veni, sanctificátor omnípotens ætérne Deus: (Benedicit Oblata, prosequendo:) et bene dic hoc sacrifícium, tuo sancto nómini præparátum.
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Then the priest takes the chalice, and offers it, saying:
We offer unto Thee, O Lord, the chalice of salvation, beseeching Thy clemency, that it may ascend before Thy divine Majesty, as a sweet savor, for our salvation, and for that of the whole world. Amen.
The priest makes the Sign of the Cross with the chalice, places it upon the corporal, and covers it with the pall. Then, with his hands joined upon the Altar, and slightly bowing down, he says:
Accept us, O Lord, in the spirit of humility and contrition of heart, and grant that the sacrifice which we offer this day in Thy sight may be pleasing to Thee, O Lord God.
Raising his eyes towards heaven, extending and then joining his hands, the priest makes the Sign of the Cross over the host and the chalice, while he invokes the Holy Spirit.
Come, O almighty and eternal God, the Sanctifier, and bless this Sacrifice, prepared for the glory of Thy holy Name.

Incense
Postea, si sollemniter celebrat, benedicit incensum, dicens:
Per intercessiónem beáti Michaélis Archángeli, stantis a dextris altáris incénsi, et ómnium electórum suórum, incénsum istud dignétur Dóminus bene dícere, et in odórem suavitátis accípere. Per Christum, Dóminum nostrum. Amen.
Et, accepto thuribulo a Diacono, incensat Oblata, modo in Rubricis generalibus præscripto, dicens:
Incénsum istud a te benedíctum ascéndat ad te, Dómine: et descéndat super nos misericórdia tua.
Deinde incensat Altare, dicens:
Ps. 140, 2-4.
Dirigátur, Dómine, orátio mea, sicut incénsum, in conspéctu tuo: elevátio mánuum meárum sacrifícium vespertínum. Pone, Dómine, custódiam ori meo, et óstium circumstántiæ lábiis meis: ut non declínet cor meum in verba malítiæ, ad excusándas excusatiónes in peccátis.
Dum reddit thuribulum Diacono, dicit:
Accéndat in nobis Dóminus ignem sui amóris, et flammam ætérnæ caritátis. Amen.
Postea incensatur Sacerdos a Diacono, deinde alii per ordinem.
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Incense
At Solemn Masses, the priest now blesses incense, saying the following prayers:
May the Lord, by the intercession of blessed Michael the Archangel, who standeth at the right side of the altar of incense, and of all His Elect, vouchsafe to bless this incense and receive it as an odor of sweetness: through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Receiving the thurible from the deacon, the priest incenses the bread and the wine, while he says:
May this incense, which Thou hast blessed, O Lord, ascend to Thee, and may Thy mercy descend upon us.
Then he incenses the altar, saying:
Ps. 140, 2-4.
Let my prayer, O Lord, be directed as incense in Thy sight: the lifting up of my hands as an evening sacrifice.
Set a watch, O Lord, before my mouth, and a door round about my lips. May my heart not incline to evil words, to make excuses for sins.
Giving the censor to the deacon, he says:
May the Lord enkindle within us the fire of His love, and the flame of everlasting charity. Amen.
The priest is then incensed by the deacon, who then incenses the others in order.

Sacerdos lavat manus, dicens:
Ps. 25, 6-12.
Lavábo inter innocéntes manus meas: et circúmdabo altáre tuum, Dómine: Ut áudiam vocem laudis, et enárrem univérsa mirabília tua. Dómine, diléxi decórem domus tuæ et locum habitatiónis glóriæ tuæ. Ne perdas cum ímpiis, Deus, ánimam meam, et cum viris sánguinum vitam meam: In quorum mánibus iniquitátes sunt: déxtera eórum repléta est munéribus. Ego autem in innocéntia mea ingréssus sum: rédime me et miserére mei. Pes meus stetit in dirécto: in ecclésiis benedícam te, Dómine.
℣. Glória Patri, et Fílio, et Spirítui Sancto.
℟. Sicut erat in princípio, et nunc, et semper, et in sǽcula sæculórum. Amen
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The priest washes his fingers to symbolize the great purity and inner cleanliness of those who offer or participate in this great Sacrifice.
Psalm 25. 6-12
I will wash my hands among the innocent: and I will compass Thine altar, O Lord That I may hear the voice of praise: and tell of all Thy wonderous works. I have loved, O Lord, the beauty of Thy house and the place where Thy glory dwelleth. Take not away my soul, O God, with the wicked: nor my life with blood-thirsty men. In whose hands are iniquities, their right hand is filled with gifts. But I have walked in my innocence: redeem me, and have mercy on me. My foot hath stood in the direct way, in the churches I will bless Thee, O Lord.
℣. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost.
℟. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Deinde, aliquantulum inclinatus in medio Altaris, junctis manibus super eo, dicit:
Súscipe, sancta Trínitas, hanc oblatiónem, quam tibi offérimus ob memóriam passiónis, resurrectiónis, et ascensiónis Jesu Christi, Dómini nostri: et in honórem beátæ Maríæ semper Vírginis, et beáti Joánnis Baptístæ, et sanctórum Apostolórum Petri et Pauli, et istórum et ómnium Sanctórum: ut illis profíciat ad honórem, nobis autem ad salútem: et illi pro nobis intercédere dignéntur in cœlis, quorum memóriam ágimus in terris. Per eúndem Christum, Dóminum nostrum. Amen.
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Bowing down before the middle of the altar, the priest, with joined hands, says:
Receive, O holy Trinity, this oblation which we make to Thee, in memory of the Passion, Resurrection and Ascension of our Lord Jesus Christ, and in honor of Blessed Mary, ever Virgin, blessed John the Baptist, the holy Apostles Peter and Paul, and of all the Saints, that it may avail unto their honor and our salvation, and may they vouchsafe to intercede for us in heaven, whose memory we celebrate on earth. Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.

Postea osculatur Altare, et versus ad populum extendens, et jungens manus, voce paululum elevata, dicit:
S. Oráte, fratres: ut meum ac vestrum sacrifícium acceptábile fiat apud Deum Patrem omnipoténtem.
Minister, seu circumstantes respondent: alioquin ipsemet Sacerdos:
M. Suscípiat Dóminus sacrifícium de mánibus tuis (vel meis) ad laudem et glóriam nóminis sui, ad utilitátem quoque nostram, totiúsque Ecclésiæ suæ sanctæ.
Sacerdos submissa voce dicit:
S. Amen.
Deinde, manibus extensis, absolute sine Orémus subjungit Orationes secretas.
Secreta
Súscipe, quǽsumus, Dómine, preces pópuli tui, cum oblatiónibus hostiárum: ut paschálibus initiátam mystériis, ad æternitátis nobis medélam, te operánte, profíciant.
Per Dóminum nostrum Jesum Christum, Fílium tuum: qui tecum vivit et regnat in unitáte Spíritus Sancti Deus, per ómnia sǽcula sæculórum.
℟. Amen.
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The priest kisses the altar and, turning towards the people, extending, then joining his hands, says audibly:
P. Brethren, pray that my Sacrifice and yours may be acceptable to God the Father almighty.
The server answers:
S. May the Lord receive the Sacrifice from thy hands, to the praise and glory of His Name, to our benefit and that of all His holy Church.
The priest answers in a low voice:
P. Amen.
Then, with outstretched hands, he recites the Secret Prayers, not beginning with Oremus. The Secret Prayers vary with the Mass, and are found in the Mass of the Day. These being finished, the priest says or sings: P. World without end. S. Amen.
Secret
Accept, we beseech Thee, O Lord, the prayers of Thy people together with the sacrifice they offer: that what has begun by the Paschal Mysteries, may by Thine arrangement result in our eternal healing.
Through Jesus Christ, thy Son our Lord, Who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, God, world without end.
℟. Amen.

Præfatio
℣. Dóminus vobíscum.
℟. Et cum spíritu tuo.
℣. Sursum corda.
℟. Habémus ad Dóminum.
℣. Grátias agámus Dómino, Deo nostro.
℟. Dignum et justum est.
Vere dignum et justum est, æquum et salutáre: Te quidem, Dómine, omni témpore, sed in hac potíssimum nocte gloriósius prædicáre, cum Pascha nostrum immolátus est Christus. Ipse enim verus est Agnus, qui ábstulit peccáta mundi. Qui mortem nostram moriéndo destrúxit et vitam resurgéndo reparávit. Et ídeo cum Angelis et Archángelis, cum Thronis et Dominatiónibus cumque omni milítia cœléstis exércitus hymnum glóriæ tuæ cánimus, sine fine dicéntes:
Sanctus, Sanctus, Sanctus Dóminus, Deus Sábaoth. Pleni sunt cœli et terra glória tua. Hosánna in excélsis. Benedíctus, qui venit in nómine Dómini. Hosánna in excélsis.
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Preface
P. The Lord be with you.
S. And with thy spirit.
P. Lift up your hearts.
S. We have lifted them up to the Lord.
P. Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
S. It is meet and just.
Preface for Easter
It it truly meet and just, right and for our salvation, at all times to praise Thee, O Lord, but more gloriously especially this night when Christ our Pasch was sacrificed. For He is the Lamb Who hath taken away the sins of the world: Who by dying hath destroyed our death: and by rising again hath restored us to life. And therefore with Angels and Archangels, with Thrones and Dominations, and with all the hosts of the heavenly army, we sing the hymn of Thy glory, evermore saying:
Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God of Sabaoth! Heaven and earth are full of Thy glory! Hosanna in the highest! Blessed is He that cometh in the Name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest!

Canon
Te ígitur, clementíssime Pater, per Jesum Christum, Fílium tuum, Dóminum nostrum, súpplices rogámus, ac pétimus, (osculatur Altare et, junctis manibus ante pectus, dicit:) uti accépta hábeas et benedícas, (Signat ter super Hostiam et Calicem simul, dicens:) hæc dona, hæc múnera, hæc sancta sacrifícia illibáta, (Extensis manibus prosequitur:) in primis, quæ tibi offérimus pro Ecclésia tua sancta cathólica: quam pacificáre, custodíre, adunáre et régere dignéris toto orbe terrárum: una cum fámulo tuo Papa nostro N.p et Antístite nostro N.b et ómnibus orthodóxis, atque cathólicæ et apostólicæ fídei cultóribus.
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Canon
We therefore, humbly pray and beseech Thee, most merciful Father, through Jesus Christ; Thy Son, our Lord, (He kisses the altar) that Thou wouldst vouchsafe to accept and bless (He joins his hands and signs the oblation thrice with the Sign of the Cross.) these gifts, these presents, these holy unspotted Sacrifices, (Then extending his hands, he proceeds:) which in the first place we offer Thee for Thy holy Catholic Church to which vouchsafe to grant peace, as also to preserve, unite, and govern it throughout the world, together with Thy servant N.p our Pope, and N.b our Bishop, and all orthodox believers and professors of the Catholic and Apostolic Faith.

Commemoratio pro vivis
Meménto, Dómine, famulórum famularúmque tuarum N. et N. (Jungit manus, orat aliquantulum pro quibus orare intendit: deinde manibus extensis prosequitur:) et ómnium circumstántium, quorum tibi fides cógnita est et nota devótio, pro quibus tibi offérimus: vel qui tibi ófferunt hoc sacrifícium laudis, pro se suísque ómnibus: pro redemptióne animárum suárum, pro spe salútis et incolumitátis suæ: tibíque reddunt vota sua ætérno Deo, vivo et vero.
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Commemoration of the Living
Be mindful, O Lord, of Thy servants and handmaidens, N. and N. (The priest joins his hands and prays silently for those for whom he intends to pray. Then extending his hands, he proceeds:) and of all here present, whose faith and devotion are known unto Thee, for whom we offer, or who offer up to Thee, this sacrifice of praise for themselves, their families and friends, for the redemption of their souls, for the health and salvation they hope for; and who now pay their vows to Thee, the everlasting, living and true God.

Infra Actionem.
Communicántes, et noctem sacratíssimam celebrántes Resurrectiónis Dómini nostri Jesu Christi secúndum carnem: sed et memóriam venerántes, in primis gloriósæ semper Vírginis Maríæ, Genetrícis ejúsdem Dei et Dómini nostri Jesu Christi: sed et beatórum Apostolórum ac Mártyrum tuórum, Petri et Pauli, Andréæ, Jacóbi, Joánnis, Thomæ, Jacóbi, Philíppi, Bartholomǽi, Matthǽi, Simónis et Tháddæi: Lini, Cleti, Cleméntis, Xysti, Cornélii, Cypriáni, Lauréntii, Chrysógoni, Joánnis et Pauli, Cosmæ et Damiáni: et ómnium Sanctórum tuórum; quorum méritis precibúsque concédas, ut in ómnibus protectiónis tuæ muniámur auxílio. (Jungit manus) Per eúndem Christum, Dóminum nostrum. Amen.
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Communicantes for Easter
Communicating, and keeping this most holy night of the Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ according to the flesh; and also reverencing the memory, first, of the glorious Mary, ever Virgin, Mother of the same our God and Lord Jesus Christ: as also of the blessed Apostles and Martyrs Peter and Paul, Andrew, James, John, Thomas, James, Philip, Bartholomew, Matthew, Simon, and Thaddeus; Linus, Cletus, Clement, Xystus, Cornelius, Cyprian, Lawrence, Chrysogonus, John and Paul, Cosmas and Damian, and of all Thy Saints, through whose merits and prayers, grant that we may in all things be defended by the help of Thy protection. (He joins his hands.) Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.

Tenens manus expansas super Oblata, dicit:
Hanc ígitur oblatiónem servitútis nostræ, sed et cunctæ famíliæ tuæ, quam tibi offérimus pro his quoque, quos regeneráre dignátus es ex aqua et Spíritu Sancto, tríbuens eis remissiónem ómnium peccatórum, quǽsumus, Dómine, ut placátus accípias: diésque nostros in tua pace dispónas, atque ab ætérna damnatióne nos éripi, et in electórum tuórum júbeas grege numerári. (Jungit manus.) Per Christum, Dóminum nostrum. Amen.
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We therefore beseech Thee, O Lord, graciously to accept this oblation of our service, as also of Thy whole family, which we make unto Thee on behalf of these whom Thou hast vouchsafed to bring to a new birth by water and the Holy Ghost, granting them remission of all their sins: and to dispose our days in Thy peace, preserve us from final damnation and rank us in the number of Thine Elect. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Quam oblatiónem tu, Deus, in ómnibus, quǽsumus, (Signat ter super Oblata,) bene díctam, adscríp tam, ra tam, rationábilem, acceptabilémque fácere dignéris: (Signat semel super Hostiam,) ut nobis Cor pus, (et semel super Calicem,) et San guis fiat dilectíssimi Fílii tui, (Jungit manus,) Dómini nostri Jesu Christi.
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Which oblation do Thou, O God, vouchsafe in all respects, (He signs thrice the oblation with the Sign of the Cross.) to bless, approve, ratify, make worthy and acceptable; (He signs again the Host and chalice with the Sign of the Cross.) that it may be made for us the Body and Blood of Thy most beloved Son Jesus Christ our Lord.

Qui prídie quam paterétur, (Accipit Hostiam,) accépit panem in sanctas ac venerábiles manus suas, (Elevat oculos ad cœlum,) elevátis óculis in cœlum ad te Deum, Patrem suum omnipoténtem, (Caput inclinat,) tibi grátias agens, (Signat super Hostiam,) bene díxit, fregit, dedítque discípulis suis, dicens: Accípite, et manducáte ex hoc omnes.
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Who, the day before He suffered, (He takes the host.) took bread into His holy and venerable hands, (He raises his eyes to heaven.) and with His eyes lifted up towards heaven unto Thee, God, His almighty Father, giving thanks to Thee, (He signs the host with the Sign of the Cross) He blessed it, broke it and gave it to His disciples saying: Take and eat ye all of this,

Tenens ambabus manibus Hostiam inter indices et pollices, profert verba consecrationis secrete, distincte et attente super Hostiam, et simul super omnes, si plures sint consecrandæ.
HOC EST ENIM CORPUS MEUM.
Quibus verbis prolatis, statim Hostiam consecratam genuflexus adorat: surgit, ostendit populo, reponit super Corporale, et genuflexus iterum adorat: nec amplius pollices et indices disjungit, nisi quando Hostia tractanda est, usque ad ablutionem digitorum.

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The words of the Consecration of the Host:
FOR THIS IS MY BODY.

After pronouncing the words of the Consecration, the priest, kneeling, adores the Sacred Host; rising, he elevates It. -- Look up at the Sacred Host, with faith, piety, and love, saying: "My Lord and my God." -- and then placing It on the corporal, again adores It. After this he never disjoins his fingers and thumbs, except when he is to take the Host, until after the washing of his fingers.

(Tunc, detecto Calice, dicit:) v. Símili modo postquam cœnátum est, (Ambabus manibus accipit Calicem,) accípiens et hunc præclárum Cálicem in sanctas ac venerábiles manus suas: (item Caput inclinat,) tibi grátias agens, (Sinistra tenens Calicem, dextera signat super eum,) bene dixit, dedítque discípulis suis, dicens: Accípite, et bíbite ex eo omnes.
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(Consecration of the Wine Then, uncovering the chalice, the priest says:) v. In like manner, after He had supped, (He takes the chalice with both his hands.) taking also this excellent chalice into His holy and venerable hands (He takes the chalice in his left hand, and with his right he signs it with the Sign of the Cross.) He blessed , and gave it to His disciples, saying: Take and drink ye all of this,

Profert verba consecrationis super Calicem, attente, continuate, et secrete, tenens illum parum elevatum.
HIC EST ENIM CALIX SANGUINIS MEI, NOVI ET ÆTERNI TESTAMENTI: MYSTERIUM FIDEI: QUI PRO VOBIS ET PRO MULTIS EFFUNDETUR IN REMISSIONEM PECCATORUM.

Quibus verbis prolatis, deponit Calicem super Corporale, et dicens secrete:
Hæc quotiescúmque fecéritis, in mei memóriam faciétis.
Genuflexus adorat: surgit, ostendit populo, deponit, cooperit, et genuflexus iterum adorat.
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The words of Consecration of the Chalice
FOR THIS IS THE CHALICE OF MY BLOOD OF THE NEW AND ETERNAL TESTAMENT, THE MYSTERY OF FAITH; WHICH SHALL BE SHED FOR YOU AND FOR MANY UNTO THE REMISSION OF SINS.

After the elevation of the Chalice, the priest says in a low voice:
As often as ye do these things, ye shall do them in remembrance of Me.
The priest kneels and adores the Precious Blood; rising, he elevates the Chalice, and setting it down he covers it and adores it again.

(Deinde disjunctis manibus dicit:)
Unde et mémores, Dómine, nos servi tui, sed et plebs tua sancta, ejúsdem Christi Fílii tui, Dómini nostri, tam beátæ passiónis, nec non et ab ínferis resurrectiónis, sed et in cœlos gloriósæ ascensiónis: offérimus præcláræ majestáti tuæ de tuis donis ac datis, (Jungit manus, et signat ter super Hostiam, et Calicem simul, dicens:) hóstiam puram, hóstiam sanctam, hóstiam immaculátam, (Signat semel super Hostiam, dicens:) Panem sanctum vitæ ætérnæ, (et semel super Calicem, dicens:) et Calicem salútis perpétuæ.
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(With his hands held apart, he then proceeds)
Wherefore, O Lord, we Thy servants, as also Thy holy people, calling to mind the blessed Passion of the same Christ, Thy Son, our Lord, and also His Resurrection from the dead and His glorious Ascension into heaven: do offer unto Thy most excellent Majesty of Thine own gifts, bestowed upon us, (He joins his hands and signs thrice the Host and Chalice with the Sign of the Cross.) a pure Host, a holy Host, an unspotted Host, (He signs the Host and the Chalice, with the Sign of the Cross.) the holy Bread of eternal life, and the Chalice of everlasting salvation.

(Extensis manibus prosequitur:)
Supra quæ propítio ac seréno vultu respícere dignéris: et accépta habére, sícuti accépta habére dignátus es múnera púeri tui justi Abel, et sacrifícium Patriárchæ nostri Abrahæ: et quod tibi óbtulit summus sacérdos tuus Melchísedech, sanctum sacrifícium, immaculátam hóstiam.
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(Extending his hands, he proceeds)
Upon which vouchsafe to look with a propitious and serene countenance, and to accept them, as Thou wert graciously pleased to accept the gifts of Thy just servant Abel, and the sacrifice of our patriarch Abraham, and that which Thy high priest Melchisedech offered to Thee, a holy Sacrifice, and unspotted Victim.

Profunde inclinatus, junctis manibus et super Altare positis, dicit:
Súpplices te rogámus, omnípotens Deus: jube hæc perférri per manus sancti Angeli tui in sublíme altáre tuum, in conspéctu divínæ majestátis tuæ: ut, quotquot (Osculatur Altare,) ex hac altáris participatióne sacrosánctum Fílii tui (Jungit manus, et signat semel super Hostiam, et semel super Calicem,) Cor pus, et Sán guinem sumpsérimus, (Seipsum signat, dicens:) omni benedictióne cœlésti et grátia repleámur. (Jungit manus.) Per eúndem Christum, Dóminum nostrum. Amen.
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Bowing down, with his hands joined and placed upon the altar, he says:
We most humbly beseech Thee, almighty God, command these offerings to be borne by the hands of Thy holy Angels to Thine altar on high, in the sight of Thy divine majesty, that as many (He kisses the altar.) as shall partake of the most holy (He joins his hand, and signs the Host and the Chalice with the Sign of the Cross.) Body and Blood of Thy Son (He signs himself with the Sign of the Cross.) at this altar, may be filled with every heavenly grace and blessing. Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.

Commemoratio pro defunctis
Meménto étiam, Dómine, famulórum famularúmque tuárum N. et N., qui nos præcessérunt cum signo fídei, et dórmiunt in somno pacis. (Jungit manus, orat aliquantulum pro iis defunctis, pro quibus orare intendit, deinde extensis manibus prosequitur:) Ipsis, Dómine, et ómnibus in Christo quiescéntibus locum refrigérii, lucis et pacis, ut indúlgeas, deprecámur. (Jungit manus, et caput inclinat, dicens:) Per eúndem Christum, Dóminum nostrum. Amen.
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Commemoration of the Dead
Remember also, O Lord, Thy servants and handmaids N. and N., who are gone before us with the sign of faith, and rest in the sleep of peace. (He joins his hands and prays for such of the dead as he intends to pray for, then extending his hands he proceeds:) To these, O Lord, and to all that rest in Christ, grant, we beseech Thee, a place of refreshment, light, and peace; (He joins his hands, and bows his head:) Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.

Manu dextera percutit sibi pectus, elata aliquantulum voce dicens:
Nobis quoque peccatóribus (Extensis manibus ut prius, secrete prosequitur:) fámulis tuis, de multitúdine miseratiónum tuárum sperántibus, partem áliquam et societátem donáre dignéris, cum tuis sanctis Apóstolis et Martýribus: cum Joánne, Stéphano, Matthía, Bárnaba, Ignátio, Alexándro, Marcellíno, Petro, Felicitáte, Perpétua, Agatha, Lúcia, Agnéte, Cæcília, Anastásia, et ómnibus Sanctis tuis: intra quorum nos consórtium, non æstimátor mériti, sed véniæ, quǽsumus, largítor admítte. (Jungit manus.) Per Christum, Dóminum nostrum.
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Pronounces in a somewhat elevated tone of voice, to symbolize an act of public self-humiliation; at the same time he strikes his breast in a token of contrition.
To us also, Thy sinful servants, confiding in the multitude of Thy mercies, vouchsafe to grant some part and fellowship with Thy holy Apostles and Martyrs, with John, Stephen, Matthias, Barnabas, Ignatius, Alexander, Marcellinus, Peter, Felicitas, Perpetua, Agatha, Lucy, Agnes, Cecilia, Anastasia, and with all Thy Saints, into whose company we beseech Thee to admit us, not weighing our merits, but pardoning our offenses. (He joins his hands.) Through Christ our Lord.

Per quem hæc ómnia, Dómine, semper bona creas, (Signat ter super Hostiam, et Calicem simul, dicens:) sanctí ficas, viví ficas, bene dícis et præstas nobis.
Discooperit Calicem, genuflectit, accipit Hostiam inter pollicem et indicem manus dexteræ: et tenens sinistra Calicem, cum Hostia signat ter a labio ad labium Calicis, dicens:
Per ip sum, et cum ip so, et in ip so, (Cum ipsa Hostia signat bis inter se et Calicem, dicens:) est tibi Deo Patri omnipoténti, in unitáte Spíritus Sancti,
Elevans parum Calicem cum Hostia, dicit:
omnis honor, et glória.
ponit Hostiam, Calicem Palla cooperit, genuflectit, surgit, et dicit intellegibili voce vel cantat:
Per omnia sǽcula sæcolorum.
℟. Amen.
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By Whom, O Lord, Thou dost ever create, (He signs thrice the Host and the Chalice, saying:) sanctify, quicken, bless, and give unto us all these good things.
He uncovers the Chalice, and genuflects: then taking the Host in his right hand, and holding the Chalice in his left, he signs with the Sign of the Cross three times across the Chalice, saying:
By Him, and with Him, and in Him (He signs twice between the Chalice and his breast.) is to Thee, God the Father almighty, in the unity of the Holy Ghost,
He elevates a little the Chalice with the Host.
all honor and glory.
Replacing the Host, and covering the Chalice, he kneels down, and rising again, he says (or sings):
World without end.
℟. Amen.

Preparatio Communionis
Orémus: Præcéptis salutáribus móniti, et divína institutione formati audemus dicere:
Pater noster, qui es in cælis, Sanctificetur nomen tuum. Adveniat regnum tuum. Fiat voluntas tua, sicut in cœlo et in terra. Panem nostrum quotidianum da nobis hodie. Et dimitte nobis debita nostra, sicut et nos dimittimus debitoribus nostris. Et ne nos inducas in tentationem:
℟. Sed libera nos a malo.
S. Amen.
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Preparation for Communion
Let us pray. Instructed by Thy saving precepts, and following Thy divine institution, we are bold to say:
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy Name; Thy kingdom come; Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation.
M. But deliver us from evil.
P. Amen.

Deinde manu dextera accipit inter indicem et medium digitos Patenam, quam tenens super Altare erectam, dicit secrete:
Líbera nos, quǽsumus, Dómine, ab ómnibus malis, prætéritis, præséntibus et futúris: et intercedénte beáta et gloriósa semper Vírgine Dei Genetríce María, cum beátis Apóstolis tuis Petro et Paulo, atque Andréa, et ómnibus Sanctis, (Signat se cum Patena a fronte ad pectus,) da propítius pacem in diébus nostris: (Patenam osculatur,) ut, ope misericórdiæ tuæ adjúti, et a peccáto simus semper líberi et ab omni perturbatióne secúri.
Submittit Patenam Hostiæ, discooperit Calicem, genuflectit, surgit, accipit Hostiam, et eam super Calicem tenens utraque manu, frangit per medium, dicens:
Per eúndem Dóminum nostrum Jesum Christum, Fílium tuum.
Et mediam partem, quam in dextera manu tenet, ponit super Patenam. Deinde ex parte, quæ in sinistra remanserat, frangit particulam, dicens:
Qui tecum vivit et regnat in unitáte Spíritus Sancti Deus.
Aliam mediam partem, quam in sinistra manu habet, adjungit mediæ super Patenam positæ, et particulam parvam dextera retinens super Calicem, quem sinistra per nodum infra cuppam tenet, dicit intellegibili voce vel cantat:
℣. Per ómnia sǽcula sæculórum.
℟. Amen.
Cum ipsa particula signat ter super Calicem, dicens:
Pax Dómini sit semper vobíscum.
℟. Et cum spíritu tuo.
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Then the priest takes the paten between the first and second finger and says:
Deliver us, we beseech Thee, O Lord, from all evils, past, present, and to come; and by the intercession of the Blessed and glorious ever Virgin Mary, Mother of God, and of the holy Apostles, Peter and Paul, and of Andrew, and of all the Saints, (He signs himself with the paten, and then kisses it.) mercifully grant peace in our days, that through the assistance of Thy mercy we may be always free from sin, and secure from all disturbance.
He places the paten under the Host, uncovers the Chalice, and makes a genuflection; rising, he takes the Host and breaks It in the middle over the Chalice, saying:
Through the same Jesus Christ, Thy Son, our Lord.
He puts the Part which is in his right hand upon the paten, and breaks a Particle from the other Part in his left hand, saying:
Who with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost liveth and reigneth God,
He places the Half which is in his left hand on the paten, and holding the Particle which he broke off in his right hand, and the Chalice in his left, he says:
P. World without end.
S. Amen.
The priest makes the Sign of the Cross with the Particle over the Chalice, saying:
P. The peace of the Lord be always with you.
S. And with thy spirit.

Particulam ipsam immittit in Calicem, dicens secrete:
Hæc commíxtio, et consecrátio Córporis et Sánguinis Dómini nostri Jesu Christi, fiat accipiéntibus nobis in vitam ætérnam. Amen.
Cooperit Calicem, genuflectit, surgit, et inclinatus Sacramento
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He puts the Particle into the Chalice, saying:
May this mixture and consecration of the Body and Blood of our Lord Jesus Christ be to us who receive it effectual unto eternal life. Amen.

Dómine Jesu Christe, Fili Dei vivi, qui ex voluntáte Patris, cooperánte Spíritu Sancto, per mortem tuam mundum vivificásti: líbera me per hoc sacrosánctum Corpus et Sánguinem tuum ab ómnibus iniquitátibus meis, et univérsis malis: et fac me tuis semper inhærére mandátis, et a te numquam separári permíttas: Qui cum eódem Deo Patre et Spíritu Sancto vivis et regnas Deus in sǽcula sæculórum. Amen.
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O Lord Jesus Christ, Son of the living God, who, according to the will of Thy Father, with the cooperation of the Holy Ghost, hast by Thy death given life to the world; deliver me by this Thy most sacred Body and Blood, from all my iniquities and from all evils; and make me always cleave to Thy commandments, and suffer me never to be separated from Thee, Who livest and reignest, with the same God the Father and the Holy Ghost, God, world without end. Amen.

Percéptio Córporis tui, Dómine Jesu Christe, quod ego indígnus súmere præsúmo, non mihi provéniat in judícium et condemnatiónem: sed pro tua pietáte prosit mihi ad tutaméntum mentis et córporis, et ad medélam percipiéndam: Qui vivis et regnas cum Deo Patre in unitáte Spíritus Sancti Deus, per ómnia sǽcula sæculórum. Amen.
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Let not the partaking of Thy Body, O Lord, Jesus Christ, which I, though unworthy, presume to receive, turn to my judgment and condemnation; but let it, through Thy mercy, become a safeguard and remedy, both for soul and body; Who with God the Father, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, livest and reignest God, world without end. Amen.

Genuflectit, surgit, et dicit:
Panem cœléstem accípiam, et nomen Dómini invocábo.
Deinde parum inclinatus, accipit ambas partes Hostiæ inter pollicem et indicem sinistræ manus, et Patenam inter eundem indicem et medium supponit, et dextera tribus vicibus percutiens pectus, elata aliquantulum voce, ter dicit devote et humiliter:
℣. Dómine, non sum dignus, (Et secrete prosequitur:) ut intres sub tectum meum: sed tantum dic verbo, et sanábitur ánima mea.
℣. Dómine, non sum dignus, (Et secrete prosequitur:) ut intres sub tectum meum: sed tantum dic verbo, et sanábitur ánima mea.
℣. Dómine, non sum dignus, (Et secrete prosequitur:) ut intres sub tectum meum: sed tantum dic verbo, et sanábitur ánima mea.
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The priest genuflects, rises and says:
I will take the Bread of heaven, and will call upon the Name of the Lord.
Slightly inclining, he takes both halves of the Host between the thumb and forefinger of his left hand, and the paten between the same forefinger and the middle one; then striking his breast with his right hand, and raising his voice a little, he says three times devoutly and humbly:
℣. Lord, I am not worthy that Thou shouldst enter under my roof; say but the word, and my soul shall be healed.
℣. Lord, I am not worthy that Thou shouldst enter under my roof; say but the word, and my soul shall be healed.
℣. Lord, I am not worthy that Thou shouldst enter under my roof; say but the word, and my soul shall be healed.

Postea dextera se signans cum Hostia super Patenam, dicit:
Corpus Dómini nostri Jesu Christi custódiat ánimam meam in vitam ætérnam. Amen.
Et se inclinans, reverenter sumit ambas partes Hostiæ: quibus sumptis, deponit Patenam super Corporale, et erigens se jungit manus, et quiescit aliquantulum in meditatione Sanctissimi Sacramenti.
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Then with his right hand, making the Sign of the Cross with the Host over the paten, he says:
The Body of our Lord Jesus Christ preserve my soul unto life everlasting. Amen.
He then reverently receives both halves of the Host, joins his hands, and meditates a short time.

Deinde discooperit Calicem, genuflectit, colligit fragmenta, si quæ sint, extergit Patenam super Calicem, interim dicens:
Quid retríbuam Dómino pro ómnibus, quæ retríbuit mihi? Cálicem salutáris accípiam, et nomen Dómini invocábo. Laudans invocábo Dóminum, et ab inimícis meis salvus ero.
Accipit Calicem manu dextera, et eo se signans, dicit:
Sanguis Dómini nostri Jesu Christi custódiat ánimam meam in vitam ætérnam. Amen.
Et sinistra supponens Patenam Calici, reverenter sumit totum Sanguinem cum particula. Quo sumpto, si qui sunt communicandi, eos communicet, antequam se purificet
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Then he uncovers the Chalice, genuflects, collects whatever fragments may remain on the corporal, and purifies the paten over the Chalice, saying:
What return shall I make to the Lord for all He has given to me? I will take the chalice of salvation, and call upon the Name of the Lord. Praising I will call upon the Lord, and I shall be saved from my enemies.
The priest takes the Chalice and making the Sign of the Cross with it, says:
The Blood of our Lord Jesus Christ preserve my soul unto life everlasting. Amen.
Then he receives all the Precious Blood, together with the Particle.

Communio Populi

{ Anima Christi, sanctifica me. Corpus Christi, salva me. Sanguis Christi, inebria me. Aqua lateris Christi, lava me. Passio Christi, conforta me. O bone Jesu, exaudi me. Intra tua vulnera absconde me. Ne permittas me separari a te. Ab hoste maligno defende me. In hora mortis meæ voca me. Et iube me venire ad te, Ut cum Sanctis tuis laudem te. In sǽcula sæculórum. Amen. }
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Communio Populi

{ Soul of Christ, sanctify me. Body of Christ, save me. Blood of Christ, inebriate me. Water from Christ's side, wash me. Passion of Christ, strengthen me. O good Jesus, hear me. Within Thy wounds hide me. Suffer me not to be separated from Thee. From the malicious enemy defend me. In the hour of my death call me. And bid me come unto Thee. That I may praise Thee with Thy saints. and with Thy angels, Forever and ever. Amen. }

Postea dicit:
Quod ore súmpsimus, Dómine, pura mente capiámus: et de múnere temporáli fiat nobis remédium sempitérnum.
Interim porrigit Calicem ministro, qui infundit in eo parum vini, quo se purificat: deinde prosequitur:
Corpus tuum, Dómine, quod sumpsi, et Sanguis, quem potávi, adhǽreat viscéribus meis: et præsta; ut in me non remáneat scélerum mácula, quem pura et sancta refecérunt sacraménta: Qui vivis et regnas in sǽcula sæculórum. Amen.
Abluit et extergit digitos, ac sumit ablutionem: extergit os et Calicem, quem, plicato Corporali, operit et collocat in Altari ut prius: deinde prosequitur Missam.
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The priest says silently:
Grant, O Lord, that what we have taken with our mouth, we may receive with a pure mind; and from a temporal gift may it become to us an eternal remedy.
Then he holds out the Chalice to the server -- in Solemn Masses to the deacon -- who pours wine into it for the first ablution, then the priest proceeds:
May Thy Body, O Lord, which I have received, and Thy Blood which I have drunk, cleave to my bowels; and grant that no stain of sin may remain in me, who have been fed with this pure and holy Sacrament; Who livest and reignest for ever and ever. Amen.
The priest then washes his fingers and receives the second ablution. Then he covers the chalice and folding the corporal, places it on the chalice, as at the beginning of Mass, and goes to the right side of the altar to say the prayers from the Missal.

Pro Vesperis
Post sumptionem Sacramenti, pro Vesperis in Choro cantatur Antiphona:
Ant. Allelúja, * allelúja, allelúja.
Ps 116:1-2.
Laudáte Dóminum, omnes gentes: * laudáte eum, omnes pópuli.
Quóniam confirmáta est super nos misericórdia ejus: * et véritas Dómini manet in ætérnum.
Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio, et nunc, et semper, * et in sǽcula sæculórum. Amen.
Ant. Allelúja, allelúja, allelúja.
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Post sumptionem Sacramenti, pro Vesperis in Choro cantatur Antiphona:
Ant. Alleluia, * Alleluia, Alleluia
Ps 116:1-2.
Praise the Lord all ye nations: * praise him, all ye people.
For his mercy is confirmed upon us: * and the truth of the Lord remaineth for ever
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Ghost.
As it was in the beginning, is now, * and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
Ant. Alleluia, * Alleluia, Alleluia

Capitulum, Hymnus et Versus non dicuntur, sed statim Celebrans in cantu incipit Antiphonam ad Magníficat.
Ant. Véspere autem sábbati, * quæ lucéscit in prima sábbati, venit María Magdaléne, et áltera María, vidére sepúlcrum, allelúja.
Deinde cantatur Magníficat cum Glória Patri in fine, ut infra et fit incensatio, ut alias in Vesperis.
Canticum beatæ Mariæ Virginis.
Luc. 1:46-55.
Magníficat * anima mea Dóminum:
Et exsultávit spíritus meus * in Deo, salutári meo.
Quia respéxit humilitátem ancíllæ suæ: * ecce enim, ex hoc beátam me dicent omnes generatiónes.
Quia fecit mihi magna qui potens est: * et sanctum nomen ejus.
Et misericórdia ejus a progénie in progénie * timéntibus eum.
Fecit poténtiam in bráchio suo: * dispérsit supérbos mente cordis sui.
Depósuit poténtes de sede, * et exaltávit húmiles.
Esuriéntes implévit bonis: * et dívites dimísit inánes.
Suscépit Israël, púerum suum, * recordátus misericórdiæ suæ.
Sicut locútus est ad patres nostros, * Abraham, et sémini ejus in sǽcula.
Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio, et nunc, et semper, * et in sǽcula sæculórum. Amen.
Ant. Véspere autem sábbati, * quæ lucéscit in prima sábbati, venit María Magdaléne, et áltera María, vidére sepúlchrum, allelúja.
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Vespers
The Chapter, Hymn and Versicle are not said, but immediately the celebrant intones the antiphon at the Magnificat.
Ant. And in the end of the sabbath * when it began to dawn towards the first day of the week, came Mary Magdalen and the other Mary, to see the sepulchre, alleluia.
Then the Magnificat is sung with Gloria Patri at the end, as below; and the incensation is made, and the rest as at Vespers.
Canticle of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
Luke 1:46-55.
My soul * doth magnify the Lord.
And my spirit hath rejoiced * in God my Saviour.
Because he hath regarded the humility of his handmaid; * for behold from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed.
Because he that is mighty, hath done great things to me; * and holy is his name.
And his mercy is from generation unto generations, * to them that fear him.
He hath shewed might in his arm: * he hath scattered the proud in the conceit of their heart.
He hath put down the mighty from their seat, * and hath exalted the humble.
He hath filled the hungry with good things; * and the rich he hath sent empty away.
He hath received Israel his servant, * being mindful of his mercy:
As he spoke to our fathers, * to Abraham and to his seed for ever.
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Ghost.
As it was in the beginning, is now, * and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
Ant. And in the end of the sabbath * when it began to dawn towards the first day of the week, came Mary Magdalen and the other Mary, to see the sepulchre, alleluia.

℣. Dóminus vobíscum.
℟. Et cum spíritu tuo.
Orémus.
Spíritum nobis, Dómine, tuæ caritátis infúnde: ut, quos sacraméntis paschálibus satiásti, tua fácias pietáte concórdes.
Per Dóminum nostrum Jesum Christum, Fílium tuum: qui tecum vivit et regnat in unitáte ejúsdem Spíritus Sancti Deus, per ómnia sǽcula sæculórum.
℟. Amen.
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℣. The Lord be with you.
℟. And with thy spirit.
Let us pray.
Pour forth, O Lord, we beseech thee, the Spirit of thy love into our hearts, and by thy mercy make all them to be of one mind to whom Thou hast given to eat of thy mystic Passover.
Through Jesus Christ, thy Son our Lord, Who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the same Holy Ghost, God, world without end.
℟. Amen.

℣. Dóminus vobíscum.
℟. Et cum spíritu tuo.
Et Diaconus vertens se ad populum, cantat:
Ite, Missa est, allelúja, allelúja.
℟. Deo grátias, allelúja, allelúja.
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℣. The Lord be with you.
℟. And with thy spirit.
Deacon sings turning toward the people:
Go, the Mass is ended. allelúja, allelúja.
℟. Thanks be to God. allelúja, allelúja.

Et Sacerdos dicto Pláceat tibi, sancta Trinitas, dat benedictionem more solito
Pláceat tibi, sancta Trínitas, obséquium servitútis meæ: et præsta; ut sacrifícium, quod óculis tuæ majestátis indígnus óbtuli, tibi sit acceptábile, mihíque et ómnibus, pro quibus illud óbtuli, sit, te miseránte, propitiábile. Per Christum, Dóminum nostrum. Amen.
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Et Sacerdos dicto Pláceat tihi, sancta Trinitas, dat benedictionem more solito
May the performance of my homage be pleasing to Thee, O holy Trinity: and grant that the Sacrifice which I, though unworthy, have offered up in the sight of Thy Majesty, may be acceptable to Thee, and through Thy mercy, be a propitiation for me, and for all those for whom I have offered it. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Deinde osculatur Altare: et elevatis oculis, extendens, elevans et jungens manus, caputque Cruci inclínans, dicit:
Benedícat vos omnípotens Deus,
et versus ad populum, semel tantum benedicens, etiam in Missis sollemnibus; In Missa Pontificali ter benedicitur, ut in Pontificali habetur. Deinde prosequitur:
Pater, et Fílius, et Spíritus Sanctus.
℟. Amen.
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He kisses the altar, and raising his eyes, extending, raising and joining his hands, he bows down his head and says:
May almighty God the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,
bless you.
Amen.

Deinde Sacerdos in cornu Evangelii, junctis manibus dicit:
Et signans signo crucis primum Altare vel librum, deinde se in fronte, ore et pectore, dicit:
Inítium +︎ sancti Evangélii secúndum Joánnem
℟. Glória tibi, Dómine.
Joann. 1, 1-14.
Junctis manibus prosequitur:
In princípio erat Verbum, et Verbum erat apud Deum, et Deus erat Verbum. Hoc erat in princípio apud Deum. Omnia per ipsum facta sunt: et sine ipso factum est nihil, quod factum est: in ipso vita erat, et vita erat lux hóminum: et lux in ténebris lucet, et ténebræ eam non comprehendérunt.
Fuit homo missus a Deo, cui nomen erat Joánnes. Hic venit in testimónium, ut testimónium perhibéret de lúmine, ut omnes créderent per illum. Non erat ille lux, sed ut testimónium perhibéret de lúmine.
Erat lux vera, quæ illúminat omnem hóminem veniéntem in hunc mundum. In mundo erat, et mundus per ipsum factus est, et mundus eum non cognóvit. In própria venit, et sui eum non recepérunt. Quotquot autem recepérunt eum, dedit eis potestátem fílios Dei fíeri, his, qui credunt in nómine ejus: qui non ex sanguínibus, neque ex voluntáte carnis, neque ex voluntáte viri, sed ex Deo nati sunt. Genuflectit dicens: Et Verbum caro factum est, Et surgens prosequitur: et habitávit in nobis: et vídimus glóriam ejus, glóriam quasi Unigéniti a Patre, plenum grátiæ et veritátis.
℟. Deo grátias.
Finito Evangelio sancti Joannis, discedens ab Altari, pro gratiarum actione dicit Ant. Trium puerórum, cum reliquis, ut habetur in principio Missalis.
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Then turning to the Gospel side of the altar, the priest says:
He then traces the Sign of the Cross, first upon the altar, and then upon his forehead, lips, and breast, and says:
The beginning +︎ of the holy Gospel according to John
℟. Glory be to Thee, O Lord.
John 1, 1-14

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by Him, and without Him was made nothing that was made: in Him was life, and the life was the Light of men; and the Light shineth in darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.
There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. This man came for a witness, to testify concerning the Light, that all might believe through Him. He was not the Light, but he was to testify concerning the Light.
That was the true Light, which enlighteneth every man that cometh into this world. He was in the world, and the world was made by Him, and the world knew Him not. He came unto His own, and His own received Him not. But as many as received Him to them He gave power to become sons of God, to them that believe in His Name, who are born not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. Here all kneel. And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us: and we saw His glory, the glory as of the Only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.
℟. Thanks be to God.
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