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queror: the Gentiles proclaim the Son of God: and their voices rend the skies in the praise of Christ: Hosanna in the highest.
ANTHEM. Let us faithfully, join with the angels and children, singing to the Conqueror of death: Hosanna in the highest.
ANTHEM. A great multitude that was met together at the festival cried out to the Lord: Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord: Hosanna in the highest.
At the return of the Procession, two or four chanters go into the church, and shutting the door, with their faces towards the Procession, sing the treo first verses of the following Hymn, • To thee, O Christ, &c., which are repeated by the Priest and the others without the church. Then they who are within sing the following verser; to which those that are without, after every two versa, answer, To thee, o Christ, be glory, praises lou
R. To thee.
palms, To thee our vows we pay in loudest psalms.
R. To thee. For thee on earth with boughs they strew'd the
ways: To thee in heaven we sing melodious praise.
R. To thee.
R. To thee.
which being opened, the Procession enters the church singing : - R. As our Lord entered the holy city, the Hebrew children declaring the resurrection of life, * With palm branches, cried out: Hosanna in the highest. V. When the people heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem, they went out to meet him, and * With palm branches, &c., as above, to V.
This ceremony represents our pilgrimage in this mortal life, in which we unite in the praises of God with the blessed in heaven, and live in hopes that the gates thereof will be opened through the merits of the cross of Christ. At Mass all hold the Palms in their hands during the reading or singing of the Passion, and at the Gospel.
Introit. Ps. xxi. DOMINE, ne longe fa- LORD, remove not thy
cias auxilium tuum help from me; look a me, ad defensionem to my defence; save me meam aspice; libera me from the lion's mouth, de ore leonis, et a cor- and my lowness from nibus unicornium hum- the horns of unicorns. ilitatem meam. Ps. De- Ps. O God, my God, us, Deus meus, respice look upon mé: why hast in me: quare me dere- thou forsaken me Far liquisti? Longe a salute from my salvation are mea verba delictorum the words of my sins. meorum. Domine, ne Lord, keep not, &c. to longe, 8c. to Ps.
Ps. COLL. O almighty and eternal God, who wouldst have our Saviour become man, and suffer on a cross, to give mankind an example of humility; mercifully grant that we may improve by the example of his patience, and partake of his resurrection. Through.
EPISTLE. Philip. ii. 5. 11. Brethren: Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus; who being in the form of God, thought it not robbery, to be equal with God, but emptied himself, taking the form of a servant, being made in the likeness of men, and in habit found as a man. He humbled himself, becoming obedient unto
death, even to the death of the cross. For which cause God also hath exalted him, and hath given him a name which is above all names; that in the name of Jesus every knee should' bow, of those that are in heaven, on earth, and under the earth. And that every tongue should confess that the Lord Jesus Christ is in the glory of the Father.
GRAD. Ps. lxxii. Thou hast held me by my right hand, and by thy will thou hast conducted me; and with glory thou hast received me. V. How good is God to Israel, to them that are of a right heart! But my feet were almost moved, my steps had well nigh slipt, because I had a zeal on occasion of the wicked seeing the prosperity of sinners.
TRACT. Ps. xxi. O God, my God, look upon me, why hast thou forsaken me? V. Far from my salvation are the words of my sins. V. O my God, I shall cry by day, and thou wilt not hear; and by night, and it shall not be reputed as folly in me. V. But thou dwellest in the holy place, the praise of Israel. V. In thee have our fathers hoped, and thou hast delivered them. V. They cried out to thee, and they were saved; they trusted in thee, and were not confounded. V. But I am a worm, aud no man; the reproach of men, and the outcast of the people. V. All they that saw me laughed me to scorn; they have spoken with the lips, and wagged the head. V. He hoped in the Lord, let him deliver him; let him save him, seeing he delighteth in him.' v. And they have looked and stared upon me; they parted my garments amongst them, and upon my vesture they cast lots. V. Deliver me from the lion's mouth, and my lowness from the horns of the unicorns. V. Ye that fear the Lord, praise him; O all ye of the sced of Jacob, magnify him. V. There shall be declared to the Lord a generation to come: and the heavens
shall show forth his justice. V. To a people that shall be born, which the Lord hath made.
GOSPEL The Passion of our Lord Jesus Christ, according to St. Matthew xxvi. and xxvii.
At that time, Jesus said to his disciples: You know that after two days shall be the pasch, and the Son of man shall be delivered up to be crucified. Then were gathered together the chief priests and ancients of the people into the court of the high-priest, who was called Caiphas; and they consulted together, that by subtilty they might apprehend Jesus, and put him to death. But they said: Not on the festival day, lest perhaps there should be a tumult amongst the people. And when Jesus was in Bethania, in the house of Simon the leper, there came to him
a woman having an alabaster box of precious ointment, and poured it on his head as he was at table. And the disciples seeing it, had indignation, saying: To what purpose is this waste? For this might have been sold for much, and given to the poor. And Jesus knowing it, said to them: Why do you trouble this woman? For she hath wrought a good work upon me. For the poor you have always with you, but me you have not always. For she, in pouring this ointment upon my body, hath done it for my burial. Amen, I say to you, wheresoever this gospel shall be preached in the whole world, that also which she hath done, shall be told' for a memory of her. Then went one of the twelve, who was called Judas Iscariot, to the chief priests, and said to them: What will you give me, and I will deliver him unto you? But they appointed him thirty pieces of silver. And from thenceforth he sought an opportunity to betray him. And on the first day of the Azymes the disciples came to Jesus, saying: Where wilt thou that we prepare for thee to eat the pasch? But Jesus said: Go ye into the city to a certain man, and say to him, The Master saith, My time is near at hand. I will keep the pasch at thy house with my disciples. And the disciples did as Jesus appointed to them, and they prepared the pasch. Now when it was evening, he sat down with his twelve disciples; and whilst they were eating, he said: Amen, I say to you, that one of you is about to betray me. And they being very much troubled, began every one to say: Is it I, Lord? But he answering, said: He that dippeth his hand with me in the dish, he shall betray me. The Son of man indeed goeth, as it is written of him; but woe to that man by whom the Son of man shall be betrayed. It were better for him, if that man had not been born. And Judas, that betrayed him, answering said: Is it I, Rabbi? He saith to him: Thou hast said it. And whilst they were at sup. per, Jesus took bread, and blessed, and broke, and gave to his disciples, and said: Take ye, and eat; this is my body. And taking the chalice he gave thanks, and gave to them, saying: Drink ye all of this: for this is my blood of the New Testament, which shall be shed for many for the remission of sins. And I say to you, I will not drink from henceforth of this fruit of the vine, until that day when I shall drink it new with you in the kingdom of my Father. And a hymn being said, they went out unto mount Olivet. Then Jesus said to them: All you shall be scan. dalized in me this night. For it is written: will strike the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock shall be dispersed. But after I shall be risen again, I will go before you into Galilee. And Peter answering, said to him: Although all shall be scandalized in thee, I will never be scandalized. Jesus said to him: Amen, I say to thee, that in this night, before the cock crow thou wilt deny me thrice. Peter saith to him: Yea, though I should die with thee, I will not deny thee. And in like manner said all the disciples. Then