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the love kindled in the soul of this Ý. The LORD is risen from the woman, who, when even the disciples grave. Al. Rp. Who hung upon the departed from the sepulchre, did not Cross for us. Al. Our FATHER. go away. She sought Him, Whom she Abs. Hear, LORD. Ben. The evan- found not: she wept as she sought, gelical lection.

and inflamed with the fire of her own Lesson of the Holy Gospel according Whom she thought was taken away :

love, burned with longing for Him, to S. John.

whence it came to pass, that she alone Lesson I. Chap. xx.

who remained to seek, then saw Him: AT that time : Mary stood without because perseverance is indeed a

at the sepulchre weeping; and as wondrous power in a good work : and she wept, she stooped down, and it is said by the voice of the Truth: He looked into the sepulchre: and seeth that persevereth to the end, the same two Angels in white sitting. And that shall be saved. which follows.

Ry. Rejoice with me, all ye who love A Homily of S. Gregory the Pope. the LORD : because He Whom I sought Homily 25 on the Gospels.

for appeared unto me. * And while I Mary Magdalene, who was a sinner was weeping at the tomb, I beheld in the city, by love of the truth, washed When the disciples departed, I de

the LORD. Alleluia. Alleluia. y. away the stains of her sins with her tears: and the voice of the Truth was kindled in me, I was inflamed with

parted not, and having His love fulfilled, which hid: Her sins, which are many, are forgiven her, for she loved the desire of beholding Him. And.

Glory. And. much. For she who at the first remained frozen through sin, afterwards

Lesson III. through love burned vehemently.

she wept, When she afterwards came to the sepur: MARY, therefore, as

stooped down and looked into the chre, and there found not the LORD'S sepulchre. Already she the Body, she thought it had been taken sepulchre empty, already the LORD away, and thus told the disciples, who, of whom she told is taken away : why when they came, saw that it was even as doth she again stoop down, save the woman had said, and believed. And because she again longeth to see Him? of them it is shortly after written : But it is not enough for one who Then the disciples went away again to loveth to look but once : because the their own homes : and then it is added: power of love increaseth the veheBut Mary stood without at the sepul- mence of the search. She then chre weeping.

sought at first, but found not Ry. They have taken away my LORD, at yet she persevered in and I know not where they have laid seeking, whence it resulted that Him. The angels say unto her : she found : and it came Woman, why weepest thou? He is that her increased desire grew more risen, as He said: * He shall go before and more, and, growing more and you into Galilee. There shall ye see more, at length embraced that which Him. Al. Al. Ry. And as she wept, it found. she stooped down, and looked into the

Te Deum. p. 15. sepulchre: and seeth two angels in white sitting, which said unto her.

FRIDAY. He shall.

V. The LORD is risen indeed. Al. Lesson II.

Ry. And hath appeared unto Simon.

Abs. His mercy. IN this matter it should be well Al. Our FATHER.

weighed how great was the force of Ben. The evangelical lection.

saw

all :

to pass

Lesson of the Holy Gospel according, might be one: for the Name of the to S. Matthew.

Trinity is the One God.
Lesson I.
Chap. xxviii.

Ry. Purge out therefore the old AT : be ,

went away into Galilee, into a CHRIST our Passover is sacrificed for mountain where Jesus had appointed us.* Therefore let us keep the feast them. And that which follows. of the LORD. Al. . He died for our A Homily of S. Jerome the Priest.

sins, and rose again for our justifica

tion. Therefore. Glory. Therefore. B. 4. Com. on S. Matthew. JESUS, after His Resurrection, is

Lesson III. seen on a mountain in Galilee, and TEACHING them to observe all there He is worshipped: although things whatsoever I have comsome doubted, and their doubting manded you. The order is important: may increase our faith. Then is He He commanded that the Apostles openly shewn unto Thomas, and dis- should first teach every nation, then playeth His side wounded by the that they should wash them by the Saspear, and His Hands pierced by the crament of faith : and, after faith and nails. Jesus came and spake unto baptism, that they should teach them them, saying, All power is given unto the things to be observed and kept. Me in heaven and in earth. Power is But lest we should deem the things given unto Him, Who shortly before commanded to be slight and few, He had been crucified, Who was buried in added : All things whatsoever I have the tomb, Who_lay dead, who commanded you : that whosoever afterward arose. Yea, power is given believed, and was baptized in the in heaven and in earth; that He Who name of the Trinity should observe all afore reigned in heaven, may reign, things which had been commanded. by the faith of them that believe, also And lo, I am with you alway, even upon the earth.

unto the end of the world. He Who Ry. The LORD JESUS arose and promised that for the time to come stood in the midst of His disciples, and He would be with His disciples even said unto them, * Peace be unto you. to the end of the world, both shewed Al. Then were the disciples glad when them that they should ever be susthey had seen the LORD. Al. y. tained, and that He would never On the first day of the week, therefore, withdraw Himself from them that when the doors were shut where the believe. disciples were assembled, Jesus came

Te Deum. p. 15.
and stood in the midst, and said unto
them. Peace.

Low SATURDAY.
Lesson II.

y. Then were the disciples glad. Go ye therefore, and teachel mac Al. Ry. When they saw the LORD

:

Abs. of the Father, and of the Son, and of mighty. Ben. The evangelical the Holy Ghost. First they are to teach lection. all nations; and then, when they are Lesson of the Holy Gospel according taught, to pour water upon them. For

to S. Mark. it cannot be that the body should receive the Sacrament of Baptism,

Lesson I. Chap. xvi. unless the soul hath first received the AT that time: Mary Magdalene, truth. They are, indeed, baptized and Mary the mother of James, in the Name of the FATHER, and and Salome, had brought sweet spices, of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: that they might come and anoint that as the Godhead is one, so the gift JESUS. And that which follows.

sun.

A Homily of S. Gregory the Pope. corruption of this present life, right Hom. 21 on the Gospels.

well did the angel, who came to declare Dearly beloved brethren, ye have His endless life, sit upon the right heard how that the holy women who hand. He appeared clothed in a white followed the LORD, came unto the robe, because he declared the joys of sepulchre with sweet spices, and Him our feast-day. Truly did the whiteness whom they loved when alive, they of his raiment declare the brightness would serve with courteous care, even

of our solemnity. Ours, call we it, when dead. But what was done signi- or his? But that we may speak more fieth somewhat that is done in Holy truly, let us say, both his and ours. Church. Thus, indeed, it is neces

Forasmuch as our Redeemer's Resursary that we should hear what was rection, is both our feast-day, because done, in order that we may be able to He led us back to immortal life, and find out what is to be done in imita- no less the angels' feast-day, betion thereof. We then, therefore, if, cause by calling us back to heavenly while we believe in Him Who died, we

places, He hath fulfilled their number. seek the LORD with the sweet savour

Rz. When the sabbath was past, of virtues, replenished with the desire Mary Magdalene, and Mary, the of good works, verily then also mother of James, and Salome, brought come to His sepulchre with sweet spices: * that they might go and anoint spices. These women, then, when JESUS. Al. Al. ¥. And very early, they came with sweet spices,' beheld the first day of the week, they came angels; because, to wit, those souls to the sepulchre at the rising of the behold the citizens of heaven above,

That. Glory. That. V. Sir, who with the sweet savour of virtues pray. Ben. The King of Angels. go after the LORD with holy desires.

Lesson III. R7. The Angel of the Lord descended In his and our feast-day therefore from heaven, and came and rolled back

the angel appeared in white garthe stone from the door, and sat upon it, back to the land above by the LORD'S

ments, because whilst we are led and said to the women: for I know that ye seek Jesus, Which resurrection, the losses of the heavenly was crucified. He is not here, for He country are restored. But let us hear is risen, as He said. Come, see the what is said when the women came. place where the LORD lay. Alleluia. Fear not ye. As if he had said plainly, y. And entering in, they saw a young citizens from on high who love not ;

Let those fear the coming of the man sitting on the right side, clothed in a long white garment, and they let those be afraid who, weighed down were affrighted, and he said to them. with fleshly desires, hope not to Fear not. ý. Sir, pray

attain unto their company. Ben.

But The Divine help.

ye, wherefore are ye afraid, when yo

behold your fellow-citizens ? Whence Lesson II.

also Matthew, describing the angel BYT one thing should by the way that appeared, saith, His countenance

be observed by us, to wit, that the was like lightning, and his raiment angel was seen sitting on the right white as snow. For in lightning is hand. For what is signified by the the horror of fear, but in snow the left hand, save this present life? what gentleness of beauty. by the right, save everlasting life?

Te Deum. p. 15. Whence in the Song of Songs it is

Low SUNDAY. written; His left hand is under my

Double. head, and His right hand doth embrace Inv. The LORD is risen indeed:

Because therefore our Redeemer Alleluia. Ps. Venite. p. 3. had already passed through the Hymn. Rex sempiterne. p. 5.

* Fear not ye;

me.

FIRST NOCTURN.

if any man have a quarrel against any: Ant. Alleluia. The stone is rolled even as CHRIST forgave you, so also

do away. Al. From the door of the sepul

ye. chre. Al. Al.

Ry. The angel of the LORD spake to Sunday Pss. as in the Psalter. p. 5, the women, saying, Whom seek ye?

Come the Pss. of each Nocturn being sai, seek ye JESUS? He is risen.* under one Antiphon.

and see. Al. Al. ¥. Seek ye JESUS y. The LORD is risen from the is risen, He is not here. Come.

of Nazareth, Which was crucified ? He tomb. Al. Ry. Who for us hung upon the Cross. Al.

Lesson III. Of the Epistle of S. Paul the Apostle AN

ND above all these things put on to the Colossians.

charity, which is the bond of per

fectness. And let the peace of God Lesson I. Chap. iii. rule in your hearts, to the which also IF ye then be risen with Christ, ye are called in one body; and be ye

seek those things which are above, thankful. Let the word of CHRIST where CHRisT sitteth on the right hand dwell in you richly in all wisdom: of God. Set your affection on things teaching and admonishing one another above, not on things on the earth. in psalms and hymns and spiritual For ye are dead, and your life is hid songs, singing with grace in your with CHRIST in God. When CHRIST, hearts to the LORD. And whatsoever who is our life, shall appear, then ye do in word or deed, do all in the shall. ye also appear with him in name of the LORD JESUS, giving thanks glory. Mortify therefore your mem- to God and the FATHER by him. bers which are upon the earth ; forni- Ry. When the sabbath was past, cation, uncleanness, inordinate affec- Mary Magdalene, and Mary, the mother tion, evil concupiscence, and covet- of James, and Salome, brought ointousness, which is idolatry: for which ments : * that they might come and things' sake the wrath of God cometh anoint JESUS. Al. Al. y. And very on the children of disobedience: in early in the morning, the first day of the which ye also walked some time, the week, they came to the sepulchre when ye lived in them.

at the rising of the sun. That. Glory. Ry. The Angel of the LORD. p. clxxxv. That.

SECOND NOCTURN.
Lesson II.

Ant. Al. Whom seekest thou, BUT now ye also

put off all these ; anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, woman? Al. · The living with the filthy communication out of your

dead ? Al. AL mouth. Lie not one to another, Ps. Conserva, and the rest. p. 10. seeing that ye have put off the old

Ý. The LORD is risen indeed. Al. man with his deeds; and have put on Ry. And hath appeared unto Simon. the new man, which is renewed in

Al. knowledge after the image of him that A Sermon of S. Augustine the Bishop. created him : where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision, nor un

Lesson IV. circumcision, barbarian, Scythian, Serm. 1, on the Octave of Easter. bond nor free: but CHRIST is all, and THE Paschal solemnity is con; . as

cluded by this day's festivity, and of God, holy and beloved, bowels of therefore the robes of the catechumens mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, are changed; in such fashion, however, meekness, long-suffering; forbearing that the whiteness which they now one another, and forgiving one another, no longer assume in their vestments,

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must always be carried about in their light that shineth in a dark place ; till hearts. Our business must be that, the day dawn, and the day-star arise since this is the Paschal time, in your hearts. Therefore let your that is, the day of indulgence and loins be girt, and your lights burning, remission, we may so keep the Feast and ye yourselves like unto men who that our purity is not injured by our wait for their Lord, when he shall joy; but rather, abstaining from all return from the wedding. Behold, the immodest pleasures and luxury, we days are at hand, of which the LORD may seek by the purity of our minds, saith, A little while, and ye shall not what we have hitherto acquired by the see Me: and again a little while, and abstinence of our bodies.

ye shall see Me. This is the hour of Ry. Mary Magdalene and the other which He said : Ye shall weep and Mary went early to the sepulchre : * lament, but the world shall rejoice ; JESUS, Whom ye seek, is not here : He that is, this life so full of temptations is risen, as He said : He goeth before in which we are exiled from our LORD. you into Galilee: there shall ye see But again, He saith, I will see you, and Him. Al. Al. y. And very early in your heart shall rejoice, and your joy the morning, on the first day of the no man taketh from you. week, they came to the sepulchre at Ry. With great power gave the Aposthe rising of the sun : and entering in, tles'.* witness of the resurrection of they saw a young man sitting on the Jesus Christ our LORD. Al. Al. y. right side, who said to them. Jesus. They were filled with the Holy Ghost, Lesson V.

and spake with boldness the word of I SPEAK to you all now over whom I God. Witness. Glory. Witness. am set in the LORD; but since to

THIRD NOCTURN. day the Paschal solemnity is at an end, I address you principally, new shoots Ant. Al. Fear not, Mary. Al. The of holiness, regenerate of water and of LORD is risen. Al. Al. Ps. xix. Cæli the Holy GHOST: the flower of our enarrant, with the rest. p. xiv. honour, the fruit of our labour, my joy V. Then were the disciples glad. and my crown, all ye who stand fast Al. Rz. when they saw the LORD. Al. in the LORD. I speak to you in the Lesson of the Holy Gospel according words of the Apostle. The night is

to S. John. far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness,

Lesson VII. Chap. xx. and let us put on the armour of light. A that time : When it was evening, Let us walk honestly, as in the day : being the first day of the week, not in rioting and drunkenness, not in when the doors were shut, where the chambering and wantonness, not in disciples were assembled for fear of the strife and envying. But put ye on the Jews, came Jesus and stood in the LORD JESUS CHRIST, and make not imidst and said unto them: Peace be provision for the flesh, to fulfil the unto you. And that which follows. lusts thereof.

A Homily of S. Gregory the Pope. Ry. The Good Shepherd is risen, He who laid down His life for His

Hom. 26 on the Gospels. sheep, and vouchsafed to die for His

The first question that strikes the flock. * Al. Al. Al. Y. For CHRIST mind on reading this Gospel history our Passover is sacrificed for us. Al.

is : how was it that after the resur

rection, the LORD'S Body was real, Lesson VI.

and yet was able to go in to the disWE have, saith he, & more sure ciples through closed doors ? But we

word of prophecy, whereunto ye must know that the divine working, do well that ye give heed, as unto a if it may be apprehended by reason

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