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FIFTH SUNDAY IN LENT
INTROIT. Judica me. Ps. 43.
GIVE sentence with me,
O God, and defend my cause against the ungodly people: O deliver
my soul from the deceitful and wicked man: for thou art the God
of my strength. Ps. ibid. light and thy truth, that they
may lead me: and bring me unto thy holy hill, and to thy dwelling.
Give sentence with me.
¶ Glory be is not said at the Introit from henceforth
WE beseech thee, Almighty God, mercifully to look upon thy people;
that by thy great goodness they may be governed and preserved
evermore, both in body and soul; through Jesus Christ our Lord.
EPISTLE. Hebrews 9:11-15.
11 BRETHREN: Christ being come an high priest of good things
to come, by a greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with
hands, that is to say, not of this building;
12 Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood
he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal
redemption for us.
13 For if the blood of bulls and of goats, and the ashes of an
heifer sprinkling the unclean, sanctifieth to the purifying of
14 How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal
Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience
from dead works to serve the living God?
15 And for this cause he is the mediator of the new testament,
that by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions
that were under the first testament, they which are called might
receive the promise of eternal inheritance.
GRADUAL. Ps. 143. Deliver me, O Lord, from
mine enemies: teach me to do the thing that pleaseth thee. V.
Ps 18 It is the Lord that delivereth me from my cruel
enemies, and setteth me up above mine adversaries: thou shalt
ride me from the wicked man.
TRACT. Ps. 129. Many a time have
they fought against me from my youth up. V. May Israel now say:
yea many a time have they vexed me from my youth up. V. But they
have not prevailed against me: the plowers plowed upon my back.
V. And made long furrows: but the righteous Lord hath hewn the
snares of the ungodly in pieces.
GOSPEL. Saint John 8:46-59a
46 AT that time: Jesus
said; Which of you convinceth me of sin? And if I say the truth,
why do ye not believe me?
47 He that is of God heareth God's words: ye therefore hear them
not, because ye are not of God.
48 Then answered the Jews, and said unto him, Say we not well
that thou art a Samaritan, and hast a devil?
49 Jesus answered, I have not a devil; but I honour my Father,
and ye do dishonour me.
50 And I seek not mine own glory: there is one that seeketh and
51 Verily, verily, I say unto you, If a man keep my saying, he
shall never see death.
52 Then said the Jews unto him, Now we know that thou hast a
devil. Abraham is dead, and the prophets; and thou sayest, If
a man keep my saying, he shall never taste of death.
53 Art thou greater than our father Abraham, which is dead? and
the prophets are dead: whom makest thou thyself?
54 Jesus answered, If I honour myself, my honour is nothing:
it is my Father that honoureth me; of whom ye say, that he is
55 Yet ye have not known him; but I know him: and if I should
say, I know him not, I shall be a liar like unto you: but I know
him, and keep his saying.
56 Your father Abraham rejoiced to see my day: and he saw it,
and was glad.
57 Then said the Jews unto him, Thou art not yet fifty years
old, and hast thou seen Abraham?
58 Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before
Abraham was, I am.
59 Then took they up stones to cast
at him: but Jesus hid himself, and went out of the temple.
OFFERTORY. Ps. 119. I will
give thanks unto the Lord with my whole heart: O do well unto
thy servant, that I may live, and keep thy word: quicken thou
me, according to thy word, O Lord.
GRANT, O Lord, we pray thee, that these our oblations may
deliver us from every bond of iniquity, and obtain for us the
bounteous gifts of thy mercy. Through.
COMMUNION. 1 Cor. 11. This is my Body, which
is given for you: this cup is the new testament in my Blood,
saith the Lord: this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance
ASSIST us mercifully, O Lord our God: that we whom thou hast
here refreshed with thy holy mysteries, may be defended by they
perpetual succour. [Through.]
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