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Easter, instead of Te Deum, which is | LORD God made the earth and the only said on Festivals.

heavens, and every plant of the field

before it was in the earth, and every MONDAY.

herb of the field before it grew : for Of the Book of Genesis.

the LORD God had not caused it to Lesson I. Chap. i.

rain upon the earth, and there was not

a man to till the ground. But there So God created man in own image, in the image of God cre

went up a mist from the earth, and ated he him; male and female created watered the whole face of the ground. he them. And GOD blessed them,

Ry. In the sweat of thy face shalt and God said unto them, Be fruitful thou eat bread, said the Lord to Adam: and multiply, and replenish the earth, when thou tillest the ground, it shall and subdue it: and have dominion not henceforth yield unto thee her over the fish of the sea, and over the strength; * thorns also and thistles fowl of the air, and over every living shall it bring forth to thee. Ý. Bething that moveth upon the earth. cause thou hast hearkened unto the And God said, Behold, I have given the tree, of which I commanded thee,

voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of the earth, and every saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: tree, in which is the fruit of a tree cursed is the ground for thy sake.

Thorns. yielding seed ; to you it shall be for

Lesson III. meat. And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, ANI

ND the LORD God formed man of and to everything that creepeth upon breathed into his nostrils the breath

the dust of the ground, and the earth, wherein there is life, I have given every green herb for meat: and of life ; and man became a living soul. it was so. And God saw every thing

And the LORD God planted a garden that He had made, and, behold, it eastward in Eden; and there he put was very good. And the evening and the man whom he had formed. And the morning were the sixth day.

out of the ground made the LORD GOD

to Ry. When the LORD God walked in the sight, and good for food; the tree

grow every tree that is pleasant to the garden in the cool of the day, of life also in the midst of the garden, He called unto Adam, and said, and the tree of knowledge of good Where art thou? I heard Thy voice, and evil. And a river went out of O LORD, and I hid myself. Y. I Eden to water the garden; and from heard Thy voice in the garden, and I thence it was parted, and became into was afraid, because I was naked.

four heads. And. Lesson II. Chap. ii.

Ry. The LORD formed man. p. ci.

TUESDAY. THUS the heavens and the earth

Of the Book of Genesis. were finished, and all the host of them. And on the seventh day

Lesson I. Chap. ii. God ended His work which He had AND the LORD God took the man, and made; and He rested on the seventh put him into the garden of Eden to day from all His work which He had dress it and to keep it. And the LORD made. And God blessed the seventh God commanded the man, saying, Of day, and sanctified it; because that every tree of the garden thou mayest in it He had rested from all his freely eat: but of the tree of the work which God created and made. knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt These are the generations of the not eat of it: for in the day that thou heavens and of the earth when eatest thereof thou shalt surely die. they were created, in the day that the And the LORD God said, It is not good


p. ci.

that the man should be alone; I will eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be make him an help meet for him. as gods, knowing good and evil. And Ry. The LORD God took the man. when the woman saw that the tree

was good for food, and that it was Lesson II.

pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be A ND out of the ground the LORD desired to make one wise, she took of

God formed every beast of the the fruit thereof, and did eat, and field, and every fowl of the air; and gave also unto her husband with her; brought them unto Adam to see what and he did eat. And the eyes of them he would call them; and whatsoever both were opened. Adam called every living creature,

Ry. The LORD God had planted. p. that was the name thereof. And Adam cii.

Lesson II. gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl of the air, and to every beast of AN

ND they knew that they were the field ; but for Adam there was not naked, and they sewed fig leaves found an help meet for him.

together, and made themselves aprons. Ry. The LORD God said. p. ci. And they heard the voice of the LORD Lesson III.

God walking in the garden in the cool

of the day: and Adam and his wife ANI

sleep to fall upon Adam, and he the LORD God amongst the trees of slept: and he took one of his ribs, the garden. And the LORD God and closed up the flesh instead thereof, called unto Adam, and said unto him, And the rib, which the LORD God had Where art thou ? And he said, I taken from the man, made he, a heard thy voice in the garden, and I woman, and brought her unto the was afraid, because I was naked; and

And Adam said, This is now I hid myself. And he said, Who told bone of my bones, and flesh of my thee that thou wast naked ? Hast flesh: she shall be called Woman, thou eaten of the tree, whereof I combecause she was taken out of Man. manded thee that thou shouldest not Therefore shall a man leave his father eat? And the man said, The woman and his mother, and shall cleave unto whom thou gavest to be with me, she his wife : and they shall be one flesh. gave me of the tree, and I did eat. Ry. The LORD caused. p. ci.

And the LORD God said unto the woWEDNESDAY.

man, What is this that thou hast Of the Book of Genesis.

done ? And the woman said, The Lesson I. Chap. iii.

serpent beguiled me, and I did eat.

Ry. Behold, Adam. p. cii. Now the serpent was moro subtil than any beast of the field which

Lesson III. the LORD God had made.

ND the LORD God said unto the said unto the woman, Yea, hath Gud serpent, Because thou hast done said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of this, thou art cursed above all cattle, the garden ? And the woman said and above every beast of the field; unto the serpent, We may eat of the upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust fruit of the trees of the garden: But shalt thou eat all the days of thy life: of the fruit of the tree which is in the and I will put enmity between thee midst of the garden, God hath said, I and the woman, and between thy seed Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, touch it, lest ye die. And the serpent and thou shalt bruise his heel. Unto said unto the woman, Ye shall not the woman he said, I will greatly surely die: For God doth know that multiply thy sorrow and thy concepin the day ye eat thereof, then your tion; in eorrow thou shalt bring forth


And he A


children; and thy desire shall be to slew him. And the LORD said unto thy husband, and he shall rule over Cain, Where is Abel thy brother ? thee. And unto Adam he said, Be- And he said, I know not: Am I my cause thou hast hearkened unto the brother's keeper? And he said, What voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of hast thou done? the voice of thy the tree, of which I commanded thee, brother's blood crieth unto me from saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: the ground. And now art thou cursed cursed is the ground for thy sake; in from the earth, which hath opened sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the her mouth to receive thy brother's days of thy life : thorns also and blood from thy hand; when thou thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and tillest the ground, it shall not hencethou shalt eat the herb of the field. forth yield unto thee her strength ; a In the sweat of thy face shalt thou fugitive and a vagabond shalt thou be eat bread, till thou return unto the in the earth. ground; for out of it wast thou taken : Ry. In the beginning. p. c. for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt

Lesson III. thou return. And Adam called his


ND Cain said unto the LORD, My wife's name Eve; because she was punishment is greater than I can the mother of all living.

bear. Behold, thou hast driven me Rz. Where is Abel. p. cii.

out this day from the face of the THURSDAY.

earth ; and from thy face shall I be Of the Book of Genesis.

hid ; and I shall be a fugitive and a Lesson I. . Chap. iv.

vagabond in the earth ; and it shall

come to pass, that every one that AND Adam knew Eve his wife and findeth me shall slay me.

And the she conceived, and bare Cain, LORD said unto him, Therefore whosoand said, I have gotten a man from

ever slayeth Cain, vengeance shall be the LORD. And she again bare his taken on him sevenfold. And the brother Abel. And Abel was a keeper LORD set a mark upon Cain, lest any of sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the finding him should kill him. And ground. And in process of time it Cain went out from the presence of came to pass, that Cain brought of the the Lord, and dwelt in the land of fruit of the ground an offering unto Nod, on the east of Eden. the LORD. And Abel, he also brought

Ry. The LORD formed. p. ci. of the firstlings of his flock and of the fat thereof. And the LORD had respect

FRIDAY. unto Abel and to his offering: but

Of the Book of Genesis. unto Cain and his offering he had not

Lesson I. Chap. iv. respect. And Cain was very wroth, and his countenance fell. And the AND Cain knew his wife ; and she

conceived, and bare Enoch; and LORD said unto Cain, Why art thou he builded a city, and called the city, wroth ? and why is thy countenance after the name of his son, Enoch. fallen? If thou doest well, shalt thou And unto Enoch was born Irad : and not be accepted? and if thou doest not Irad begat Mehujael: and Mehujael well, sin lieth at the door. And unto begat Methusael: and Methusael begat thee shall be his desire, and thou Lamech. And Lamech took unto shalt rule over him.

him two wives: the name of the one Ry. In the beginning. p. C.

was Adah, and the name of the other Lesson II.

Zillah. And Adah bare Jabal: he was AND Cain talked with Abel his the father of such as dwell in tents,

brother: and it came to pass, and of such as have cattle. And his when they were in the field, that Cain brother's name was Jubal: he was the rose up against Abel his brother, and father of all such as handle the harp and organ. And Zillah, she also bare | sixty and two years, and he begat Tubal-cain, an instructer of every Enoch: and Jared lived after he artificer in brass and iron: and the begat Enoch eight hundred years, and sister of Tubal-cain was Naamah. begat sons and daughters : and all the Ry. The LORD God took. p. ci. days of Jared were nine hundred sixty Lesson II.

and two years : and he died. And AND Lamech said unto his wives, Enoch lived sixty and five years, and Adah and Zillah, Hear my voice ;

begat . ye wives of Lamech, hearken unto my

Ry. The LORD God had planted. speech : for I have slain a man to my p. cii. wounding, and a young man to my

Lesson II. hurt. If Cain shall be avenged seven- A

ND Enoch walked with God after fold, truly Lamech seventy and seven- he begat Methuselah three hun. fold. And Adam knew his wife again; dred years, and begat sons and daugh. and she bare a son, and called his ters: and all the days of Enoch were name Seth : For God, said she, hath three hundred sixty and five years: appointed me another seed instead of anà Enoch walked with God: and he Abel, whom Cain slew. And to Seth, to was not; for God took him. And him also there was born a son; and he Methuselah lived an hundred eighty called his name Enos: then began men and seven years, and begat Lamech: to call upon the name of the LORD. and Methuselah lived after he begat Ry. The LORD God said. p. ci. Lamech seven hundred eighty and Lesson III. Chap. v.

two years, and begat sons and daugh

ters : and all the days of Methuselah THIS is the book of the generations of Adam. In the day that God and he died.

were nine hundred sixty and nine: created man, in the likeness of God

Ry. Behold, Adam. p. cii. made he him ; male and female created he them; and blessed them, and

Lesson III. called their name Adam, in the day | AND Lamech lived an hundred when they were created. And Adam eighty and two years, and begat lived an hundred and thirty years, a son: and he called his name Noah, and begat a son in his own likeness, saying, This same shall comfort us after his image ; and called his name concerning our work and toil of our Seth: and the days of Adam after he hands, because of the ground which had begotten Seth were eight hun- the LORD hath cursed. And Lamech dred years : and he begat sons and lived after he begat Noah five hundred daughters : and all the days that ninety and five years, and begat sons Adam lived were nine hundred and and daughters : and all the days of thirty years : and he died.

Lamech were seven hundred seventy Ry. The LORD caused. p. ci. and seven years : and he died. SATURDAY.

Ry. Where is Abel. p. cii.
Of the Book of Genesis.

Lesson I. Chap. v.

Inv. As Septuagesima, p. xcix. AND Mahalaleel lived sixty and Hymn. Ants., and yy of Nocts. as

five years, and begat Jared : and in the Psalter, p. 5. Mahalaleel lived after he begat Jared

FIRST NOCTURN. eight hundred and thirty years, and

Of the Book of Genesis. begat sons and daughters : and all the days of Mahalaleel were eight Lesson I. Chaps. V. and vi. hundred ninety and five years, and AND, Noah was five hundred years


and Japheth. And it came to pass, God, and the earth was filled with when men began to multiply on the violence. And God looked upon the face of the earth, and daughters were earth, and behold, it was corrupt ; for born unto them, that the sons of all flesh had corrupted his way upon God saw the daughters of men that the earth. And God said unto Noah, they were fair; and they took them The end of all flesh is come before wives of all which they chose. And the me; for the earth is filled with vioLORD said, My spirit shall not always lence through them; and behold I strive with man, for that he also is will destroy them with the earth. flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred Make thee an ark of gopher wood; and twenty years. There were giants rooms shalt thou make in the ark, and in the earth in those days; and also shalt pitch it within and without with after that, when the sons of God came pitch. And this is the fashion which in unto the daughters of men, and thou shalt make it of: The length of they bare children to them, the same the ark shall be three hundred cubits, became mighty men which were of old, the breadth of it fifty cubits, and the men of renown.

height of it thirty cubits. Ry. The LORD said unto Noah, The Ry. For forty days and forty nights end of all flesh is come before me: the heavens were opened, and there the earth is full of their iniquity :* entered into the ark of all that had and I will destroy them with the the breath of life. * And the LORD earth. ¥. Make thee an ark of gopher shut them in. Ý. The same day wood; stories shalt thou make in it. Noah entered into the ark, and his And.

sons, and his wife, and his sons' wives. Lessom II. Chap. vi.

And. Glory. And.
ND GOD saw that the wickedness

SECOND NOCTURN. of man was great in the earth, From the Book of S. Ambrose the and that every imagination of the

Bishop, on Noah and the Ark. thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. And it repented the LORD Lesson IV. Chap. iv. that He had made man on the earth, YOU have heard that the LORD was and it grieved him at his heart. And angry, although He knew that the LORD said, I will destroy man man, dwelling on the earth, and bearing whom I have created from the face flesh, could not be without sin : for of the earth ; both man, and beast, the earth is as it were the place of and the creeping thing, and the fowls temptation, and flesh the enticement of the air ; for it repenteth me that I of concupiscence. Yet although man have made them. But Noah found had a mind capable of reason, and grace in the eyes of the LORD.

the virtue of that mind infused into Rz. Noah was a just and perfect man, the body, without reflection he rushed and walked before God; * and did into sin, and would not recall himself whatsoever God commanded him. Ý. from it. Nor are God's thoughts as He made the ark, that the seed of man man's, so that any new purpose might be saved. And.

occurs to Him; nor is He angry as if

He were changeable; but the presLesson III.

sion is used to set forth the grievous THESE are the generations of Noah: nature of our sins, which have merited

Noah was a just man and per- the Divine anger, as if our fault had fect in his generations, and Noah risen to that pitch, that God, Who, by walked with God. And Noah begat His nature is moved neither to anger three sons, Shem, Ham, and Japheth. nor hatred, is represented as provoked The earth also was corrupt before to indignation.

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