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All things that are in the earth shall be consumed art
thou shalt enter into the ark, thou and thy sons, and
thy wife, and the wives of thy sous with thee. And
according to their kind, and of beasts in their busty
of all food that may be eaten, and thou shalt lay it masuala
with thee: and it shall be food for thee and them all me
was covered. The water was fifteen cubits higher ei

the top of it: and the door of the ark shalt thou en die
in the side: with lower middle chambers, and third
stories shalt thou make it. Behold I will bring the
flesh, wherein is the breath of life, under heures
And I will establish my covenant with thee: And
of every living creature of all desh, thou shalt bring
two of a sort into the ark, that they may live with
thee; of the male sex, and the female. Of komedo
and of every thing that creepeth on the earth
cording to its kind : two of every sort shall go in rila
thee, that they may live. Thou shalt take unto thes
And Noe did all things which God commanded line
(Chap. vii.) And he was six hundred years

when the waters of the flood overflowed the earth.
All the fountains of the great deep were broken er
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 Sen, 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 meeth
upon the earth according to its kind, and every for
according to its kind, all birds, and all that fly

, And the ark was carried upon the waters. And the waters prevailed beyond measure upon the eartle and all the high mountains under the whole hearer: than the mountains, which it covered. And all desh 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 Nor only


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Lo the waters were upon the whole earth; and he put

semained, and they that were with him in the ark. 14. And the waters prevailed upon the earth a hundred ve yer and kity days. (Chap. viii.) And God remember

ed Noe, and all the living creatures, and all the cattie which were with him in the ark, and brought a

wind upon the earth, and the waters were abated. HudbThe 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 began to be

abated after a hundred and fifty days. And after at 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 person were dried 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 and 126:* her foot might rest, returned to him into the ark : for

forth his hand and caught her, and brought her into ng baby the ark. And having waited yet seven other days, relation be 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 Po opon the earth. And he stayed yet other seven days;

and he sent forth the dove, which returned not any

more unto him. And God spoke to Noe, saying: tutta la Go out of the ark, thou and thy wise, thy sons, and bine 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 hir : and all living things, and cattle, and creeping things that creep upon the earth, according to their kinds, went out of the ark. And Noah built an altar unto the Lord: and taking of all cattle and fowls

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that were clean, offered holocaust upon the altzerac providence, accomplish in peace the work of human as or

And the Lord smelled a sweet savour.
Pr. Let us pray. Deac, Let us kneel dui.

Subd. Stand up again. PRAYER. Deus incommidallis. O God, whose power is unchangeable, and whose light nerer

fail eth, mercifully regard the wonderful sacrament af thy whole Church, and by an effect of thy perpetual salvation ; and let the whole world experience and see, that what was now fallen, is raised up again: what was old, is become new; and that all things are again settled by him who gave them their first being, our Lord Jesus Christ thy Son. Who livesta R. Amen.

III. PROPHECY. Gen. xxii In those dayti God tempted Abraham, and said to lum : Abrolism. Abraham. And he answered: Here I am. Hesad to him : Take thy only begotten Son Isaae, whwa thou lovest, and go into the land of rision : and there thou shalt offer him for an holocaust upon one of the mountains which I will show thee. So Abrale rising up in the niglit, saddled his ass; and took med him two young men, and Isaac his gon; and whes 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 inete: Stre you here with the ass : I and the boy will go wish speed as far as youder, and after we liare worshup ped, will return to you. And he took the wood fest the holocaust, and laid it upon Isaac his son; himself carried in his hands fire and a sword. And as they two went on together, Isaac said to his hther: My father. And he answered: What will thon, son: Behold, saith he, fire and wood: where is the victim for the holocaust? And Abraham sand: God will provide himself a victim for a holocalist, tas

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the pince which God had shewed him, where he built an altar, and laid the wood in order upon it; and "When he liad bound Isaac, his son, he laid him on the altar apon the pile of wood. And he put forth his kand, and took the sword to sacrifice his son. And behold an angel of the Lord from heaven called to ham, 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 ihy 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 the took and offered for a holocaust instead of bis son. And he called the name of that place, The Lord seeth. Whereupon, even to this day, it is said : In the moun. tain the Lord will see. And the angel of the Lord called to Abraham a second time from heaven, saymg: By my own self have I sworn, saith the Lord : because thou hast done this thing, and hast not spared thy only begotten son for my sake: I will bless thec, and I will multiply thy seed as the stars of heaYes, and as the sand that is by the sea shore; thy seed shall possess the gates of their enemies. And in thy'sced shall all the nations of the earth be blessed, because thou hast obeyed my voice. Abraliam rifarned to his young men, and they went to Bersabce dogether, and he dwelt there. Pr. Let us pray. Dear. Let us kneel down.

Subd. Stand up again PRAYER. Deus, fidelium, O God, the sovereign Father of the faithful, who throughout the whole world multipliest the children of the promise by the grace of thy adoption and makest thy servant Abraham, according to thy oath, the father of all nations by this paschal sacrament; grant that thy people may wortivly receive the grace of thy vocafiun. Thro'. R. Amcii.

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IV. PROPHECY. Exod. xiv. 24. 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 bost; 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 tightetk for them against us.

And the Lord said to Mosos: Stretch forth thine hand over the sea, that the water may come again upon the Egyptians, upon the chariots and horsemen, And when Moses het stretched forth bis hand towards the sca, it returned at the first break of day to the former place; and the Egyptians were fleeing away, the waters came upon them, and the Lord shut them up in the middle of the waves. And the waves returned, and cover ed the chariots and the horsemen of all the ating Pharoa, who had come into the sea after them, net ther did there so much as one of tbern remain. But the children of Israel marched through the midst of the sea upon dry land, and the waters were to the as a wall on the right hand and on the left ; and the Lord delivered Israel in that day out of the hands of the Egyptians. And they saw the Egyptians del upon the sea-shore, and the mighty land that the Lord had used against them; and the people fcand the Lord, and they believed the Lord, and Moses la servant. Tben Moses and the children of Israel sung this canticle to the Lord, and said :

TRACT. Exod. sv. Let us sing to the Lord; sot he is gloriously magnified ; the horse and the ridet he hath thrown into the sea. He bath beco my help and my protector and Saviour. V. lle is my God and I will glorify him; the God of my father, and I will exalt him. V. He is the Lord that destroyeth wars: his name is the Lord. Pr. Let us pray. Deac. Let us knec dota.

Şubd. Stand up again. PRAYER. Deus cujus.

O God, whose ancient

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