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O LORD, we beseech thee mercifully to receive the
prayers of thy people who call upon thee; and grant that they may both perceive
and know what things they ought to do, and also may have grace and power faithfully
to fulfill the same; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
THE EPISTLE. Romans 12. 1-5
I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies
of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto
God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this
world; but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove
what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect will of God. For I say,
through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think
of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think soberly, according
as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith. For as we have
many members in one body, and all members have not the same office; so we,
being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another.
THE GOSPEL. S. Luke 2. 41-end
NOW his parents went to Jerusalem every year at the
feast of the passover. And when he was twelve years old, they went
up to Jerusalem after the custom of the feast. And when they had fulfilled
the days, as they returned, the child Jesus tarried behind in Jerusalem; and
Joseph and his mother knew not of it. But they, supposing him to have
been in the company, went a day's journey, and they sought him among their
kinsfolk and acquaintance. And when they found him not, they turned
back again to Jerusalem, seeking him. And it came to pass, that after
three days they found him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the doctors,
both hearing them, and asking them questions. And all that heard him
were astonished at his understanding and answers. And when they saw
him, they were amazed: and his mother said unto him, Son, why hast thou thus
dealt with us? behold, thy father and I have sought thee sorrowing.
And he said unto them, How is it that ye sought me? wist ye not that I must
be about my Father's business? And they understood not the saying which
he spake unto them. And he went down with them, and came to Nazareth,
and was subject unto them: but his mother kept all these sayings in her heart.
And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and man.
Ant. O BE joyful in the Lord, all ye lands: / serve the
Lord with gladness, and come before his presence with a song.
2 Be ye sure that the Lord he is God; / it is he
that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep
of his pasture.
3 O go your way into his gates with thanksgiving,
and into his courts with praise; / be thankful unto him, and speak good of
4 For the Lord is gracious, his mercy is everlasting;
/ and his truth endureth from generation to generation.
Glory be. Repeat Antiphon.
O HOW lovely are thy dwellings, / thou Lord
2 My soul hath a desire and longing to enter into
the courts of the Lord: / my heart and my flesh rejoice in the living God.
3 Yea, the sparrow hath found her an house, and the
swallow a nest where she may lay her young: / even thy altars, O Lord of
hosts, my King and my God.
Alleluia, All. Blessed are they that dwell in thy house; / they
will be alway praising thee. All.
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