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Ry. In the Mount of Olives He ! vile. Is it nothing to you, all ye that prayed to the FATHER: FATHER, if it pass by? behold, and see if there be be possible, let this cup pass from any sorrow like unto my sorrow, Me:

the spirit indeed is willing, which is done unto me, wherewith the but the flesh is weak. Ý. Watch and LORD hath afflicted me in the day of pray,

that ye enter not into tempta- his fierce anger. From above hath tion. The spirit.

he sent fire into my bones, and it Lesson II.

prevaileth against them : he hath

spread a net for my feet, he hath her beauty is departed: her princes desolate and faint all the day. The are become like harts that find no yoke of my transgressions is bound by pasture, and they are gone without his hand they are wreathed, and strength before the pursuer.

Jerusalem remembered in the days of her come up upon my neck : he hath affliction and of her miseries all her hath delivered me into their hands,

made my strength to fall, the LORD pleasant things that she had in the from whom I am not able to rise up. days of old, when her people fell into the hand of the enemy, and none did the LORD thy God.

Jerusalem, Jerusalem, return unto help her: the adversaries saw her, and did mock at her sabbaths. Jeru. He hath no form nor comeliness;

Ry. Behold, we have seen Him, and salem hath grievously sinned; there there is no beauty in Him, He hath fore she is removed: all that honoured borne our sins and for us He sorrows; her despise her, because they have but He was wounded for our transseen her nakedness : yea, she sigheth,

gressions, * and with His stripes we and turneth backward. Her filthiness is in her skirts ; she remembereth not are healed. . Surely He hath borne

our griefs and carried our sorrows. her last end ; therefore she came

And with. Behold. down wonderfully: she had no comforter. O LORD, behold my affliction:

SECOND NOCTURN. for the enemy hath magnified himself. Ant. He shall deliver the poor when

Jerusalem, .Jerusalem, return unto he crieth, the needy also, and him the LORD thy God.

that hath no helper. Ps. lxxii., Deus Ry. My soul is exceeding sorrowful, judicium, p. 40. even unto death: tarry ye here and

Ant. They corrupt other, and speak watch with Me: even now ye shall see of wicked blasphemy, their talking is the multitude which shall come about against the Most High. Ps. lxxiii.,

ye shall fly, and I go to be Quam bonus, p. 41. offered up for you.

V. Behold, the

Ant. Arise, O LORD, and maintain hour is at hand, and the Son of My cause. Ps. lxxiv., Ut quid Deus, man is betrayed into the hands of p. 42. sinners. Ye.

. Deliver Me, O My God, out of Lesson III.

the hand of the ungodly. Ry. Out of THE adversary hath spread out his the hand of the unrighteous and cruel

hand upon all her pleasant things: man. for she hath seen that the heathen Our FATHER, secretly. entered into her sanctuary, whom From the Treatise of S. Augustine thou didst command that they should

the Bishop on the Psalms. not enter into thy congregation. All

Lesson IV. her people sigh, they seek bread; they have given their pleasant things

On Psalm liv. for meat to relieve the soul: see, O HEAR my prayer, O God: and LORD, and consider; for I am become hide not Thyself from my pe

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tition. Take heed unto me and hear heaven and earth. The darkness of me. These are the words of one dis- this world, he said. Of the world, quieted, in trouble and anxiety. He that is, the lovers of the world : of prays as suffering much, and desiring the world, that is, the impious and to be released from evil. Let us now wicked: of the world, that is, of see under what evil he lies : and which the Gospel saith, And the world when he begins to speak, let us place knew Him not. ourselves by him, that sharing his tri- R7. Judas, most wicked trafficker, bulation, we may also join in his prayer. betrayed the LORD with a kiss : He, I mourn, saith he, in my prayer, and as an innocent Lamb, denied not the am vexed.

When does he mourn ? kiss of Judas : * for thirty pieces when is he vexed ? He says, In my of silver he betrayed CHRIST to the prayer. He speaks of the evil men Jews. y. Good were it for that man, whom he suffers, and that sufferance if he had never been born. For. of evil men he calls his complaint.

Lesson VI. Think not that the evil are in the world to no avail, or that God makes no use FOR I have beheld unrighteousness

and strife in the city. See the of them. Every wicked man lives glory of the Cross itself. Now on the either to be corrected himself, or that brow of kings is placed that Cross, the righteous may be exercised by which enemies did deride. Effect him.

hath proved strength: He hath subRy. My friend hath betrayed Me dued the world, not with steel, but with a kiss: whomsoever I shall kiss, with wood. The wood of the Cross that same is He, hold Him fast: this seemed worthy of scorn in the sight wicked sign he made, who by a kiss of the enemies, and standing before completed the murder: * this wretch that wood they wagged their heads, threw down the price of blood, and saying: If He be the Son of God, went and hanged himself. y. Good let Him come down from the Cross. were it for that man, if he had never He stretched forth His hands to an been born. This.

unbelieving and gainsaying people. Lesson V.

If he is just who lives by faith, he

is unrighteous who hath not faith. WOULD that they who now try ns Therefore when He saith, unrighteous

were converted and tried along ness, understand that it is unbelief. with us! yet, though they continue The LORD then saw unrighteousness to try us, let us not hate them, for we and strife in the city, and stretched out know not whether any of them will His hands to an unbelieving and gaincontinue to the end in his evil ways. saying people : and yet, waiting for And mostly, when thou thinkest thyself them, He said, FATHER, forgive them, to be hating thine enemy, thou hatest for they know not what they do. thy brother, and knowest it not. The

Ry. One of My disciples shall bedevil and his angels are shown to us tray Me this day: Woe unto him by in Scripture as doomed to eternal fire. whom I shall be betrayed: * good Their amendment alone is hopeless, were it for that man if he had never against whom we wage a secret strife : been born. y. He that dippeth his for which strife the Apostle arms us, hand with Me into the dish, he it is saying, We wrestle not against flesh that shall betray Me into the hands of and blood ; that is, not against men, sinners. Good. One. whom ye see: but against principalities, against powers, against the

THIRD NOCTURN. rulers of the darkness of this world. Ant. I said unto the fools, Deal not Not that by his saying, the world, ye so madly. Ps. lxxv., Confitebimur should suppose devils to be rulers in tibi, p. 43.

worse.

cause

Ant. The earth trembled, and was This cup is the new testament in my still, when God arose to judgment. blood : this do ye, as oft as ye drink Ps. lxxvi., Notus in Judæa, p. 43. it, in remembrance of me. For

Ant. In the time of my trouble I as often as ye eat this bread, and sought the LORD. Ps. lxxvii., Voce drink this cup, ye do shew the LORD'S mea, p. 43.

death till he come. V. Arise, O LORD. RI. And judge

Ry. Could ye not watch with Me My cause. Our FATHER, secretly. one hour, ye, who will be encouraged Of the 1st Epistle of S. Paul the to die for Me? * Or do ye not behold

Apostle to the Corinthians. Judas, how he sleeps not, but hastens
Lesson VII. Chap. xi.

to betray Me to the Jews ? y. Why

sleep ye? Watch and pray, that ye Now in this that I declare unto you enter not into temptation. Or.

I together not for the better, but for the

Lesson IX. For first of all, when ye come WHEREFORE whosoever shall eat together in the church, I hear that this bread, and drink this cup there be divisions among you ; and I of the LORD unworthily, shall be partly believe it. For there must be guilty of the body and blood of the also heresies among you, that they LORD. But let a man examine himwhich are approved may be made self, and so let him eat of that bread, manifest among you. When ye come and drink of that cup. For he that together therefore into one place, this eateth and drinketh unworthily, is not to eat the LORD's supper. For eateth and drinketh damnation to in eating every one taketh before himself, not discerning the LORD's other his own supper: and one is body. For this

many are hungry, and another is drunken. weak and sickly among you, and many What? have ye not houses to eat and sleep. For if we would judge ourto drink in? or despise ye the church selves, we should not be judged. But of God, and shame them that have when we are judged, we are chastened not? What shall I say to you ? shall of the LORD, that we should not be I. praise you in this? I praise you condemned with the world. Wherenot.

fore, my brethren, when ye come Ry. But I was as an innocent Lamb, together to eat, tarry one for another. I was led to be sacrificed, and I knew | And if any man hunger, let him it not: Mine enemies took counsel eat at home; that

ye come not against Me, saying: * Come, and let together unto condemnation. And us root Him out of the land of the the rest will I set in order when I living. y. All Mine enemies devise come. evil against Me: they spake a wicked

Ry. The elders of the people took word against Me, saying. Come.

council * that they might take JESUS

by subtilty, and kill Him: they went Lesson VIII.

forth against Him with torches and FOR I have received of the LORD swords and staves, as against a thief.

that which also I delivered unto Y. The chief priests and Pharisees you, That the LORD JEsus the same gathered a council. That. The night in which he was betrayed took elders. bread : and when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, Take, eat: this

GOOD. FRIDAY. is my body, which is broken for you : this do in remembrance of me. After

FIRST NOCTURN. the same manner also he took the

Ant. The kings of the earth stand cup, when he had supped, saying, up, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against ! my gums : and thou shalt bring me His anointed. Ps. ii., Quare fremue-into the dust of death. runt, p. 5.

16 For many dogs are come about Ant. They part My garments among me : and the council of the wicked them; and cast lots upon My vesture. layeth siege against me. Ps. xxii. Deus, Deus meus.

17 They pierced my hands and my

feet; I may tell all my bones : they MY God, my God, look upon me; stand staring and

looking upon me. why hast thou forsaken me: and 18 They part my garments among art so far from my health, and from them: and cast lots upon my vesthe words of my complaint?

ture. 2 O my God, I cry in the day-time, 19 But be not thou far from me, O but thou hearest not: and in the LORD : thou art my succour, haste thou night-season also I take no rest. to help me.

3 And thou continuest holy : 0 20 Deliver my soul from the sword : thou worship of Israel.

my darling from the power of the 4 Our fathers hoped in thee : they dog. trusted in thee, and thou didst deliver 21 Save me from the lion's mouth : them.

thou hast heard me also from among 5 They called upon thee, and were the horns of the unicorns. holpen : they put their trust in thee, 22 I will declare thy Name unto my and were not confounded.

brethren : in the midst of the congre6 But as for me, I am a worm, and gation will I praise thee. no man : a very scorn of men, and 23 O praise the LORD, ye that fear the out-cast of the people.

him :

: magnify him, all ye of the seed 7 All they that see me laugh me to of Jacob, and fear him, all ye seed of scorn: they shoot out their lips, and Israel. shake their heads, saying,

24 For he hath not despised, nor 8 He trusted in God, that he would abhorred, the low estate of the poor : deliver him: let him deliver him, if he he hath not hid his face from him, will have him.

but when he called unto him he heard 9 But thou art he that took me out him. of my mother's womb : thou wast my 25 My praise is of thee in the great hope, when I hanged yet upon my congregation : my vows will I perform mother's breasts.

in the sight of them that fear him. 10 I have been left unto thee ever 26 The poor shall eat, and be satissince I was born : thou art my Godfied : they that seek after the LORD even from my mother's womb.

shall praise him ; your heart shall live 11 O go not from me, for trouble is for ever. hard at hand : and there is none to 27 All the ends of the world shall help me.

remember themselves, and be turned 12 Many oxen are come about me : unto the LORD : and all the kindreds fat bulls of Basan close me in on every of the nations shall worship before side.

him. 13 They gape upon me with their 28 For the kingdom is the LORD'S : mouths : as it were a ramping and a and he is the Governour among the roaring lion.

people. 14 I am poured out like water, and 29 All such as be fat upon earth : all my bones are out of joint : my have eaten, and worshipped. heart also in the midst of my body is 30 All they that go down into the even like melting wax.

dust shall kneel before him : and no 15 My strength is dried up like a man hath quickened his own soul. potsherd, and my tongue cleaveth to 31 My seed shall serve him : they shall be counted unto the LORD for a

Lesson II. generation. 32 They shall come, and the hea- THEY say to their mothers, Where

is corn and wine? when they vens shall declare his righteousness : swooned as the wounded in the streets unto a people that shall be born, whom of the city, when their soul was the LORD hath made.

poured out into their mothers' bosom. Ant. There are false witnesses risen What thing shall I take to witness up against Me, and such as speak for thee? what thing shall I liken wrong. Ps. xxvii., Dominus illumi- unto thee, o daughter of Jerusalem ? natio, p. 16.

what shall I equal to thee that I may Ry. They part My garments among comfort thee, o virgin daughter of them.

Zion? for thy breach is great like V. And cast lots upon My vesture. the sea: who can heal thee? Thy

prophets have seen vain and foolish Of the Lamentations of Jeremiah the things for thee: and they have not Prophet.

discovered thine iniquity, to turn Lesson I. Chap. ii.

away thy captivity; but have seen for THE LORD hath purposed to destroy thee false burdens and causes of the wall of the daughter of Zion :

. All that pass by clap he hath stretched out a line, he hath their hands at thee; they hiss and not withdrawn his hand from destroy- wag their head at the daughter of ing: therefore he made the rampart Jerusalem, saying, Is this the city and the wall to lament, they languished that men call The perfection of beauty, together. Her gates are sunk into The joy of the whole earth ? the ground; he hath destroyed

Jerusalem, Jerusalem, return unto and broken her bars : her king and the LORD thy God., her princes are among the Gentiles : Ry. The veil of the temple was the law is no more; her prophets also rent, * and the earth did quake; the find no vision from the LORD. The thief cried from the Cross, saying: elders of the daughter of Zion sit upon LORD, remember me when Thou the ground, and keep silence: they comest into Thy kingdom. y. The have cast up dust upon their heads; rocks were rent, and the graves were they have girded themselves with opened, and many bodies of the sackcloth: the virgins of Jerusalem saints which slept arose. And. hang down their heads to the ground. Mine eyes do fail with tears, my Lesson III. Chap. iii. bowels are troubled, my liver is poured upon the earth, for the destruction of I AM the man that hath seen the daughter of my people; because He hath led me, and brought me into

affliction by the rod of his wrath. the children and the sucklings swoon darkness, but not into light. Surely in the streets of the city.

against me he is turned; he turneth Jerusalem, Jerusalem, return unto his hand against me all the day. My the LORD thy God.

flesh and skin hath he made old; he Ry. All My friends have fled from hath broken my bones. He hath Me, and they that laid snares for Me builded against me, and compassed have prevailed against Me: he wbom I me with gall and travel. He hath loved hath betrayed Me: * and with set me in dark places, as they that be terrible eyes they smote Me with a dead of old. He hath hedged me cruel stroke, and gave Me vinegar-to about, that I cannot get out: he hath drink. y. They cast Me out among made my chain heavy. Also when I the wicked, and spared not My soul. cry and shout, he shutteth out my And.

He hath inclosed my ways

prayer.

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