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FRIDAY IN PASSION WEEK. The Seven Dolours of the Blessed Virgin Marg.
Introit. John xix. Stabant juxta. THERE stood by the cross of Jesus, his mother,
and his mother's sister, Mary the wife of Cleophas, and Salome, and Mary Magdalen. V. Jesus said: Woman, behold thy son; and to his disciple: Behold thy mother. V. Glory.
COLL. O God, in whose passion, according to Simeon's prophecy, the sword of grief pierced the sweet soul of glorious Mary, the Virgin mother; grant in thy mercy that we, who with honour commemorate her sorrows and sufferings, may be helped by the glorious merits and prayers of all the saints that faithfully stood by thy cross, so as to partake of the happy fruits of thy passion. Who liveth.
Commemoration of the Feria. COLL. Mercifully, O Lord, we beseech thee, pour forth thy grace into our hearts; that repressing our sins by voluntary mortifications, we may rather suffer for them in this life, than be condemned to eternal torments for them in the next. Through.
LESSON. Judith xiii. 22. 25. The Lord hath blessed thee by his power, because by thee he hath brought our enemies to nought. Blessed art thou, o daughter, by the Lord the most high God, above all women upon the earth. Blessed be the Lord who made heaven and earth: because he hath so magnified thy name this day, that thy praise shall not depart
o tha the mouth of men, who shall be mindful of Lord for ever; for that thou has what pared thy life, by reason of the distress and tribulation of
esus anger of the
thy people, but hast prevented our ruin in the presence of our God.
GRAD. Thou art overwhelmed with grief and tears, O Virgin Mary, standing by the cross of our Lord Jesus thy Son, the Redeemer. V. O Virgin mother of God, he, whom the whole world cannot contain, was made man and suffers the torment of the cross. Alleluia, alleluia. V. Holy Mary, the Queen of heaven, and Lady of the world, stood full of grief by the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ.
After Septuagesima instead of Alleluia and V. is said: TRACT. Holy Mary, the Queen of heaven, and Lady of the world, stood full of grief by the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ. V. O all ye that pass by the way attend, and see if there be any sorrow like to my sorrow.
The SEQUENCE, or PROSE. STABAT Mater dolorosa, Eia Mater, fons amoris
Juxta crucem lacrymosa Me sentire vim doloris, Dum pendebat Filius. Fac, ut tecum lugeam. Cujus animam gementem, Fac ut ardeat cor meum Contristatam et dolentem, In amando Christum Deum, Pertransivit gladius.
Ut sibi complaceam. quam tristis et afflicta, Sancta Mater istud agas, fuit illa benedicta
Crucifixi tige plagas
Cordi meo valide.
Pænas mecum divide.
Donec ego vixero.
In planctu desidero. Pro peccatis suæ gentis, Virgo virginum præclara, Vidit Jesum in tormentis Mihi jam non sis amara,
Et flagellis subditum. fac me tecum plangere. Vidit sunm dulcem natum, Fac ut portem Christi mor Moriendo desolatum,
tem, Dum emisit spiritum. Passionis, fac consortem,
Et plagas recolere.
Fac me plagis vulnerari, Christe, cum sit hinc exire,
Ad palmam victoriæ.
Amen. GOSPEL John xix. 25. 27. At that time: There stood by the cross of Jesus, his mother, and his mother's sister, Mary of Cleophas, and Mary Magdalen. When Jesus therefore had seen his mother and the disciple standing, whom he loved, he saith to his mother: Woman, behold thy son; after that, he saith to the disciple: Behold thy mother. And from that hour the disci. ple took her to his own. Credo.
OFFERT. Remember, o Virgin mother of God, whilst thou standest in the presence of the Lord, to speak in our favour, that he may turn away his wrath from us.
SÉCRET. We offer thee, O Lord Jesus Christ, our prayers and sacrifices, humbly entreating thee, that we, who, in our prayers commemorate the transfixion of the most sweet soul of blessed Mary, thy mother, may receive our reward with her and her blessed companions that stood under thy cross, through the merits of thy death, and the multiplied intercession of this holy assembly. Who livest.
Commemoration of the Feria, SECRET.
Grant, O merciful God, that we may always worthily serve at thy altar, and obtain salvation by constantly partaking of what is offered thereon. Through.
COMM. Happy senses of the blessed Virgin Mary, who without dying, merited the crown of martyrdom, under the cross of the Lord.
P. COMM. Grant, O Lord Jesus Christ, that the sacrifice we have partaken of, while with devotion we celebrate the transfixion of thy. blessed Virgin mother, may, through thy mercy, obtain for us the effect of every salutary good. Who livest.
Commemoration of the Feria. P. COMM. May the sacrifice, O Lord, we have partaken of, always protect us, and repel from us all that is hurtful. Through.
At the end of Mass is read the Gospel of the Feria. GOSPEL. John xi. 47. 54. At that time: The chief priests and the Pharisees assembled in council against Jesus, and said: What do we, for this man doth many miracles? If we let him alone so, all men will believe in him; and the Romans will come, and take away our place and nation. But one of them, named Caiphas, being the high-priest that year, said to them: You know nothing, neither do you consider that it is expedient for you that one man should die for the people, and that the whole nation perish not. And this he spoke not of himself; but being the high-priest that year, he prophesied that Jesus should die for the nation, and not only for the nation, but to gather in one the children of God that were dispersed. From that day therefore they devised to put him to death. Wherefore Jesus walked no more openly among the Jews, but he went into a country near the desert, unto a city that is called Ephrem, and there he abode with his disciples.
SATURDAY. Introit. Ps. xxx. Miserere. HAVE mercy on me, O Lord, for I am afflicted;
deliver me and rescue me from the hands of my enemies, and from them that persecute me; Lord, let me not be confounded, since I have called on thee. In thee, O Lord, have I
hoped; let me never be confounded, deliver me in thy justice. Have mercy, &c.
COLL. May the people consecrated to thy service, we beseech thee, O Lord, improve in the affections of piety; that instructed by these holy mysteries, they may be so much the more enriched with thy heavenly gifts, as they become more acceptable to thy divine majesty. Through.
LESSON. Jer, xviii 18. 23. In those days, the wicked Jews said to one another: Come, and let us invent devices against the just: for the law shall not perish from the priest, nor counsel from the wise, nor the word from the prophet. Come, and let us strike him with the tongue, and let us give no heed to all his words. Give heed to me, O Lord, and hear the voice of my adversaries. Shall evil be rendered for good, because they have digged a pit for my soul? Remember that I have stood in thy sight, to speak good for them, and to turn away thy indignation from them. Therefore deliver up their children to famine, and bring them into the hands of the sword; let their wives be bereaved of children, and widows; and let the husbands be slain by death, let their young men be stabbed with the sword' in battle. Let a cry be heard out of their houses; for thou shalt bring the robber upon them suddenly, because they have digged a pit
to take me, and have hid snares for my feet. But thou, O Lord, knowest all their counsel against me unto death; forgive not their iniquity, and let not their sin bé blotted out from thy sight: let them be overthrown before thy eyes, in the time of thy wrath do thou destroy them, O Lord our God.
GRAD. Ps. xxxiv. My enemies spoke peaceably to me; but in anger they were troublesome to me.
V. Thou hast seen, O Lord, be not thou silent; depart not from me.
GOŚPEL. John xii. 10. 36. At that time: The chief priests thought to kill Lazarus also, because