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23 My knees are weak through fast- hand of the poor : to save his soul ing : my flesh is dried up for want of from unrighteous judges. fatness.

Ant. I will give thanks : unto Thee, 24 I became also a reproach unto O LORD, with my whole heart. them : they that looked. upon me

In Advent. . The LORD cometh shaked their heads.

out of His holy place : 25 Help me, O LORD my GOD : 0

Ry. That He may save His people. save me according to thy mercy ; 26 And they shall know, how that

Through the Year. Ý. O LORD,

hear our prayer: this is thy hand : and that thou, LORD, hast done it.

Ry. And let our cry come unto

Thee. 27 Though they curse, yet bless thou: and let them be confounded that

In Lent. Ý. His faithfulness and rise up against me; but let thy ser- truth shall be thy shield and buckler. vant rejoice.

Ry. Thou shalt not be afraid of 28 Let mine adversaries be clothed any terror by night. with shame : and let them cover them- In Passion-tide. ¥. O shut not selves with their own confusion, as up my soul with the sinners : with a cloke.

Rz. Nor my life with the blood29 As for me, I will give great thirsty. thanks unto the LORD with my mouth: In Easter-tide. V. Then were the and praise him among the multi- disciples glad. Alleluia.

Ry. When they saw the LORD. 30 For he shall stand at the right Alleluia.

tude;

Common of Saints.

VIGILS OF APOSTLES. many by the diversity of the work, The office is of the feria, except the one by the root of love. How this Lessons, which are set down in their love is to be holden He Himself proper places. But where there are no hinteth, for in many sentences of His

commandeth that proper Lessons, the following Gospel Scriptures He and Homily are read.

friends must be loved in Him, and

enemies for His sake. For he of a Lesson of the Holy Gospel according truth hath charity who both loveth his to S. John.

friends in God, and his enemy for Lesson I. Chap. xv.

God's sake. For some there are who AT that time : Jesus said unto His love their neighbours but with the

disciples : This is My command- love of kin, and of the flesh : neverthement, that ye love one another, as

less the sacred Scripture forbiddeth I have loved you.

And that which not this manner of love to such : but follows.

that which is bestowed freely by nature

is one thing, that which comes from A Homily of S. Gregory the Pope.

charity by the LORD'S commandHom. 27 on the Gospels.

ment, and is due to obedience, is

another. When the holy sayings of the LORD are full of commandments, where

Lesson III. fore doth the LORD say of love, as though it were His only command- THESE in truth love their neighment: This is My commandment,

bour, and yet nevertheless attain that ye love one another : save be- not those loftier rewards of love : because every commandment is of love cause they bestow their love not spiritalone, and all are but one command? ually but carnally. Wherefore when because whatsoever is commanded is the LORD had said : This is My commade sure in charity alone. For even

mandment, that ye love one another: as the many branches of a tree come

immediately He added: As I have forth but from one root : so many Love ye for this, because of which I

loved you : as if He had plainly said : virtues are begotten from charity alone. Neither hath the branch of good works have loved you. Herein, dearly beany greenness, if it abide not in the loved brethren, we must heedfully root of charity.

observe that our old enemy, while

he draweth aside hearts to RZRJ. of the week-day, according to delight in things temporal, stirs the Season.

up against us our weaker neighbour, Lesson II.

who thus endeavours to take from THE commandments of the LORD us those very things which we are therefore both many, and one: love.

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our

COMMON OF APOSTLES AND testimony of the LORD is sure, and EVANGELISTS.

giveth wisdom unto the simple.

8 The statutes of the LORD are Inv. The LORD, the King of Apos- right, and rejoice the heart : the com. tles * O come let us worship. Ps. mandment of the LORD is pure, and Venite, p. 3.

giveth light unto the eyes. HYMN.Æterna Christi munera.

9 The fear of the LORD is clean,

and endureth for ever : the judgements H' Eternal gifts of CHRIST the KING,

:

of the LORD are true, and righteous And while due hymns of praise we pay,

altogether. Our thankful hearts cast grief away.

10 More to be desired are they The Church in these her princes boasts, than gold, yea, than much fine gold : These victor chiefs of warrior hosts: sweeter also than honey, and the The soldiers of the heavenly hall, The lights that rose on earth for all.

honey-comb.

11 Moreover, by them is thy ser'Twas thus the yearning faith of Saints, Th' unconquer'd hope that never faints,

vant taught : and in keeping of them The love of CHRIST that knows not shame, there is great reward. The Prince of this world overcame.

12 Who can tell how oft he In these the FATHER's glory shone;

offendeth : O cleanse thou me from In these the will of God the Son;

my secret faults. In these exults the HOLY GHOST; Through these rejoice the Heavenly host.

13 Keep thy servant also from preRedeemer, hear us of Thy love,

sumptuous sins, lest they get the That, with this glorious band above,

dominion over me : so shall I be Hereafter, of Thine endless grace,

undefiled, and innocent from the Thy servants also may have place. Amen. great offence.

14 Let the words of my mouth, and FIRST NOCTURN.

the meditation of my heart : be alway Ant. Their sound is gone out * into acceptable in thy sight, all lands : and their words into the 15 O LORD : my strength, and my ends of the world.

redeemer. Ps. xix. Cæli enarrant.

Ant. Their sound is gone out into

all lands : and their words into the THE heavens declare the glory of ends of the world. the

Ant. The righteous cry. and the bis handywork.

LORD heareth them. 2 One day telletn another : and one night certifieth another.

Ps. xxxiv. Benedicam Domino. 3 There is neither speech nor language in but their voices are heard I WILL alway give thanks unto the

LORD : his praise shall ever be in 4 Their sound is gone out into all my mouth. lands : and their words into the ends 2 My soul shall make her boast in of the world.

the LORD : the humble shall bear 5 In them hath he set a tabernacle thereof, and be glad. for the sun : which cometh forth as a 3 O praise the LORD with me : and bridegroom out of his chamber, and let us magnify his Name together. rejoiceth as a giant to run his course. 4 I sought the LORD, and he heard

6 It goeth forth from the uttermost me : yea, he delivered me out of all part of the heaven, and runneth about my fear. unto the end of it again : and there is 5 They had an eye unto him, and nothing hid from the heat thereof, were lightened ; and their faces were

7 The law of the LORD is an un- not ashamed. defiled law, converting the soul : the 6 Lo, the poor crieth, and the LORD heareth him : yea, and saveth him over all the earth : they shall reout of all his troubles.

member Thy Name, O LORD. 7 The angel of the LORD tarrieth round about them that fear him : and

Ps. xlv. Eructavit cor meum. delivereth them.

My heart is inditing of a good 80 taste, and see, how gracious matter : I speak of the things the LORD is : blessed is the man that which I have made unto the King. trusteth in him.

2 My tongue is the pen : of a ready 9 O fear the LORD, ye that are his writer. saints : for they that fear him lack 3 Thou art fairer than the children nothing.

of men : full of grace are thy lips, be10 The lions do lack, and suffer cause God hath blessed thee for ever. hunger : but they who seek the LORD 4 Gird thee with thy sword upon shall want no manner of thing that thy thigh, 0 thou most Mighty : acis good.

cording to thy worship and renown. 11 Come, ye children, and hearken 5 Good luck have thou with thine anto me : I will teach you the fear honour : ride on, because of the word of the LORD.

of truth, of meekness, and righteous12 What man is he that lusteth ness; and thy right hand shall teach to live : and would fain see good thee terrible things. days ?

6 Thy arrows are very sharp, and 13 Keep thy tongue from evil : and the people shall be subdued unto thy lips, that they speak no guile. thee : even in the midst among the

14 Eschew evil, and do good : seek King's enemies. peace, and ensue it.

7 Thy seat, O God, endureth for 15 The eyes of the LORD are over ever : the sceptre of thy kingdom is & the righteous : and his ears are open right sceptre. unto their prayers.

8 Thou hast loved righteousness, 16 The countenance of the LORD and hated iniquity : wherefore God, is against them that do evil : to root even thy God, hath anointed thee out the remembrance of them from with the oil of gladness above thy the earth.

fellows. 17 The righteous cry, and the LORD 9 All thy garments smell of myrrh, heareth them : and delivereth them aloes, and cassia : out of the ivory out of all their troubles.

palaces, whereby they have made thee 18 The LORD is nigh unto them glad. that are of a contrite heart : and will 10 Kings' daughters were among save such as be of an humble spirit. thy honourable women : upon thy

19 Great are the troubles of the right hand did stand the queen in a righteous : but the LORD delivereth vesture of gold, wrought about with him out of all.

divers colours. 20 He keepeth all his bones : 80 11 Hearken, o daughter, and conthat not one of them is broken. sider, incline thine ear : forget also

21 But misfortune shall slay the thine own people, and thy father's ungodly : and they that hate the house. righteous shall be desolate.

12 So shall the King have pleasure 22 The LORD delivereth the souls in thy beauty : for he is thy LORD of his servants : and all they that put God, and worship thou him. their trust in him shall not be des- 13. And the daughter of Tyre shall titute.

be there with a gift : like as the rich Ant. The righteous cry, and the also among the people shall make LORD heareth them.

their supplication before thee. Ant. Thou shalt make them princes 14 The King's daughter is all glo

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rious within : her clothing is of Ry. Behold, I send you forth as wrought gold.

sheep into the midst of wolves, saith 15 She shall be brought unto the the LORD. * Be ye therefore wise as King in raiment of needlework : the serpents, and harmless as doves. virgins that be her fellows shall bear y. While ye have the light, believe her company, and shall be brought in the light, that ye may be the unto thee.

children of the light. Be ye. Ben. 16 With joy and gladness shall The Only Begotten. they be brought : and shall enter into the King's palace.

Lesson II. 17 Instead of thy fathers thou shalt AND these things, brethren, I have have children : whom thou mayest in a figure transferred to myself make princes in all lands.

and to Apollos for your sakes; that ye 18 I will remember thy Name from might learn in us not to think of men one generation to another : therefore above that which is written, that no shall the people give thanks unto one of you be puffed up for one against thee, world without end.

another. For who maketh thee to Ant. .Thou shalt make them princes differ from another? and what hast over all the earth : they shall re- thou that thou didst not receive ? now member Thy Name, O LORD.

if thou didst receive it, why dost thou y. Their sound is gone out into all glory, as if thou hadst not received it? lands.

Now ye are full, now ye are rich, ye Ry. And their words into the ends have reigned as kings without us: and of the world.

I would to GOD ye did reign, that we Our FATHER.

also might reign with you. For I Abs. Hear, O LORD, &c. y. Sir, think that God hath set forth us the pray for a blessing. Ben. The FATHER apostles last, as it were appointed to Eternal.

death: for we are made a spectacle The Lessons from Scripture, set unto the world, and to angels, and down in the common of Saints, are to men. read when so signified in the Proper of Ry. Take My yoke upon you, saith Saints throughout the Year.

the LORD, and learn of Me, for I am Of the 1st Epistle of S. Paul to the

meek and lowly of heart, saith the Corinthians.

LORD: * for My yoke is easy, and My

burden is light. y. And ye shall find Lesson I. Chap. iv. L ET a man so account of us, as of The grace.

rest unto your souls. For My. Ben. the ministers of CHRIST, and stew

Lesson III. ards of the mysteries of God. Moreover it is required in stewards, that a

WE

are fools for CHRIST's sake, man be found faithful. But with me but ye are wise in CHRIST; we it is a very small thing that I should are weak, but ye are strong; ye are be judged of you, or of man's judg- honourable, but are despised. ment : yea, I judge not mine own self. Even unto this present hour we both For I know nothing by myself; yet hunger, and thirst, and are naked, am I not hereby justified : but he that and are buffeted, and have no certain judgeth me is the LORD. Therefore dwelling-place; and labour, working judge nothing before the time, until | with our own hands: being reviled, the LORD come, who both will bring to we bless ; being persecuted, we suffer light the hidden things of darkness, it: being defamed, we intreat: we are and will make manifest the counsels made as the filth of the world, and of the hearts : and then shall every are the offscouring of all things unto man have praise of God.

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