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obedient to the commands of His
Lesson VI. Mother?
JESUS goeth up out of the water, Te Deum. p. 15.
thus, in a manner bringing forth If the Octave of the Epiphany falls and raising the drowned world : and on Sunday, the Office of the Octave is He saw the heaven, not divided, but said, to the exclusion of that of the opened, which the first Adam had Sunday.
closed of old, both against himself and OCTAVE OF THE EPIPHANY.
us; even as Paradise was kept shut by
the fiery sword. The HOLY GHOST Double.
bare witness: for like seeketh unto Inv., Hymn, and Psalms, as through like. Witness is sent from heaven, the Octave : the rest as on the day of , whence of a truth He had come unto the Epiphany, except the Lessons. Whom witness was borne. In the first Nocturn are read the
Ry. The wise men. p. liv.
Lesson of the Holy Gospel according
to S. John. A Sermon of S. Gregory Nazianzen.
Lesson VII. Chap. i.
ne : John seeth JESUS
coming unto him, and saith, I CANNOT restrain the pleasure of Behold the Lamb of God, Which
my gladness, but I am in heart taketh away the sins of the world. elated, and moved ; and, forgetful of And that which follows. my own insignificance, I seek, I delight to undertake the office of the great A Homily of S. Augustine the Bishop. John, yea, rather his service : and
Tract 6 on S. John. albeit I may not be the forerunner, Before the LORD came to be baptized nevertheless, I come from the wilder- of John in Jordán, John had recog
CHRIST, therefore, is illumi- nised Him, as we know by his words, nated, yea, rather illuminateth us by I have need to be baptized of Thee, His bright shining: CHRIST is baptized, and comest Thou to me? But, lo, he let us go down together with Him, knew Him to be the LORD; he knew that with Him we may together in like Him to be the Son of God. And how manner come up.
do we prove that he knew it was He Ry. Arise, shine. p. liv.
Who should baptize with the Holy Lesson V.
Ghost? Before He came to the river,
when many hastened to John to be JOHN baptizeth, and Jests draweth
near, hallowing even him also who baptized, he said to them, I indeed baptizeth, but chiefly, that he may mightier than I cometh, the latchet of
baptize you with water, but One bury the old Adam in the waters, and whose shoes I am not worthy to unbefore all, that hereby the waters of loose ; He shall baptize you with the Jordan might be hallowed: so that as HOLY Ghost and with fire. So that He was flesh and spirit, sanctification he already knew this. might be regularly transmitted by the Spirit and the water to them who should
Ry. The star. p. lv. after be baptized. The Baptist re
Lesson VIII. ceiveth Him not, Jesus persisteth, I, THAT John then be not found a
, have baptized of Thee. The lamp speaketh to should imagine), we ask, what did he the sun, the voice talketh to the Word. learn from the Dove, but that there Rz. All they. p. liv.
was a certain peculiar power in CHRIST
of such å nature, that, although many the church of God which is at Corinth, ministers, righteous and unrighteous, to them that are sanctified in CHRIST should baptize for Him, the sanctity Jesus, called. to be saints, with all of baptism was not to be attributed to that in every place call upon the name any but Him on Whom the Dove of Jesus CHRIST our LORD, both their's descended; of Whom it was said, The and our's: Grace be unto you, and same is He Which baptizes with the peace, from GOD our FATHER, and Holy Ghost. If Peter baptizes, this from the LORD JESUS CHRIST. Same baptizes; if Judas baptizes, this Ry. To-day the LORD. p. lii. Same baptizes. For if baptism sanctified according to the merit of the
Lesson II. baptized, since men's merits I THANK my God always on your different, baptisms would be different, behalf, for the grace of God which and each person baptized would be is given you by JESUS CHRIST; that thought to receive a better baptism in every thing ye are enriched by Him according to the merit of him that in all utterance, and in all knowledge ; baptized him.
even as the testimony of CHRIST was Ry. And when the wise men. p. lvi. confirmed in you: so that ye come
behind in no gift; waiting for the Lesson IX.
coming of our LORD JESUS CHRIST; UNDERSTAND, brethren: the
very who shall also confirm you unto the Saints who belong to the Dove, end, that ye may be blameless in the who belong to the lot of that city of day of our LORD Jesus Christ. God Jerusalem, those holy ones in the is faithful, by whom ye were called Church, of whom the Apostle says, unto the fellowship of his Son JESUS The LORD knoweth them that are CHRIST our LORD. His : these have received different degrees of grace; they are not all
Ry. In the form of a dove. p. liii. equal in merit. For some are more
Lesson III. holy than others; some are better than others. If therefore one person NOW I beseech you, brethren, by
the name of our LORD JESUS is baptized by one, who is, let us suppose, a righteous and holy man, thing, and that there be no divisions
CHRIST, that ye all speak the same and another by one of inferior merit before God; of lower degree, a man among you; but that ye be perfectly of less self-restraints of a lower joined together in the same mind and spiritual life, and yet the same gift in the same judgment. For it hath is received by both: why is this but been declared unto me of you, my
brethren, by them which are of the because it is He who baptizes both ?
house of Chloe, that there are contenTe Deum. p. 15.
tions among you.
Now this I say, FIRST SUNDAY AFTER EPIPHANY, that every one of you saith, I am of Within the Octave.
Paul; and I of Apollos ; and I of
Cephas; and I of CHRIST. Is CHRIST In the 1st Nocturn is reaà the 1st divided ? was Paul crucified for you? Ep. to the Corinthians, according to or were ye baptized in the name of the Rubric. p. lxvi.
In the 2nd and 3rd Nocturns are
read the Lessons of the Sunday in the PAUL, called to be an apostle of Octave. But if the day of the Octave
JESUS CHRIST through the will of falls on Sunday, the Ofice of the Octave God, and Sosthenes our brother, unto is said.
comparing spiritual things with Of the 1st. Ep. to the Corinthians.
TUESDAY. Lesson I. Chap. ii. AND I, brethren, when I came to Of the 1st Ep. to the Corinthians. you, came not with excellency of
Lesson I. Chap. V. speech or of wisdom, declaring unto IT is reported commonly that there
is fornication among you, and such determined not to know anything fornication as is not so much as among you, save JESUS CHRIST, and named among the Gentiles, that one him crucified. And I was with you in should have his father's wife. And weakness, and in fear, and in much ye are puffed up, and have not rather trembling. And my speech and my mourned, that he that hath done this preaching was not with enticing words deed might be taken away from among of man's wisdom, but in demonstra- you. For I verily, as absent in body, tion of the Spirit and of power: but present in spirit, have judged that your faith should not stand in already, as though I were present, the wisdom of men, but in the power concerning him that hath so done this of GOD.
deed, in the name of our LORD Lesson II.
JESUS CHRIST, when ye are gathered HO COWBEIT we speak wisdom among together, and my spirit, with the power
them that are perfect : yet not of LORD JESUS CHRIST, to the wisdom of this world, nor of the deliver such an one unto Satan for princes of this world, that come to the destruction of the flesh, that the nought: but we speak the wisdom of spirit may be saved in the day of the God in a 'mystery, even the hidden LORD JESUS. wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory: which
Lesson II. none of the princes of this world YOUR glorying is not good. Know ye knew: for had they known it, they
not that a little leaven leaveneth the would not have crucified the Lord of whole lump? Purge out therefore the glory. But as it is written, Eye hath old leaven, that ye may be a new not seen, nor ear heard, neither have | lump, as ye are unleavened. For entered into the heart of man, the even CHRIST our passover is sacrificed things which God hath prepared for for us: therefore let us keep the them that love him.
feast, not with the old leaven, neither
with the leaven of malice and wicked. Lesson III.
ness; but with the unleavened bread BUT God hath revealed them unto of sincerity and truth.
us by His SPIRIT: for the SPIRIT searcheth all things, yea, the deep
Lesson III. things of God. For what man know. I WROTE unto you in an epistle not eth the things of a man, save the spirit to company with fornicators: yet of man which is in him ? even so the not altogether with the fornicators of things of God knoweth no man, but this world, or with the covetous, or exthe SPIRIT of GOD. Now we have tortioners, or with idolaters; for then received, not the spirit of the world, must ye needs go out of the world. but the spirit which is of God; that but now I have written unto you not we might know the things that are to keep company, if any man that is freely given to us of God. Which called a brother be a fornicator, or things also we speak, not in the words covetous, or an idolater, or a railer, or which man's wisdom teacheth, but a drunkard, or an extortioner; with which the Holy Ghost teacheth; such an one no not to eat.
fornication, but for the LORD, and the Of the 1st Ep. to the Corinthians.
LORD for the body. And God hath
both raised up the LORD, and will also Lesson I. Chap. vi.
raise up us by his own power. Know DARE any of you, having a matter ye not that your bodies are the mem
against another, go to law before bers of Christ ? shall I then take the the unjust, and not before the saints? members of CHRIST, and make them Do ye not know that the saints shall the members of an harlot ? GOD judge the world ? and if the world forbid. What ? know ye not that he shall be judged by you, are ye un- which is joined to an harlot is one worthy to judge the smallest matters ? body? for two, saith he, shall be one Know ye not that we shall judge flesh. But he that is joined unto the angels ? how much more things that LORD is one spirit. pertain to this life? If then ye have judgment of things pertaining to this
THURSDAY. life, set them to judge who are least Of the 1st Ep. to the Corinthians. esteemed in the church. I speak to
Lesson I. Chap. vii. your shame. Is it so, that there is not a wise man among you ? no, not NOW concerning the things whereof one that shall be able to judge between a man not to touch a woman.
ye wrote unto me: It is good for
Neverhis brethren? but brother goeth to theless, to avoid fornication, let every law with brother, and that before the
man have his own wife, and let every unbelievers.
woman have her own husband. Let Lesson II.
the husband render unto the wife due Now therefore there is utterly a benevolence: and likewise also the
fault among you, because ye go wife unto the husband. The wife to law one with another. Why do ye hath not power of her own body, but not rather take wrong? why do ye not the husband : and likewise also the rather suffer yourselves to be de- husband hath not power of his own frauded ? Nay, ye do wrong, and body, but the wife. defraud, and that your brethren.
Lesson II. Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? DI
EFRAUD ye not one the other, Be not deceived: neither fornicators,
except it be with consent for a nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor time, that ye may give yourselves to effeminate, nor abusers of themselves fasting and prayer; and come together with mankind, nor thieves, nor again, that Satan tempt you not for covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, your incontinency. But I speak this nor extortioners, shall inherit the king- by permission, and not of commanddom of God. And such were some of ment. For I would that all men were you : but ye are washed, but ye are even as I myself. But every man sanctified, but ye are justified in the hath his proper gift of God, one after name of the LORD JESUS, and by the this manner, and another after that. SPIRIT of our God.
I say therefore to the unmarried and
widows, It is good for them if they Lesson III.
abide even as I. But if they cannot all things are not expedient: all better to marry than to burn.
for it is things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any.
Lesson III. Meats for the belly, and the belly for AND unto the married I command, meats : but God shall destroy both it and them. Now the body is not for the wife depart from her husband : but and if she depart, let her remain
Lesson III. unmarried, or be reconciled to her husband: and let not the husband WHEN I was a child, I spake as a
child, I understood as a child, I put away his wife. But to the rest thought as a child: but when I bespeak I, not the LORD: If any brother came a man, I put away childish hath a wife that believeth not, and things. For now we see through a she be pleased to dwell with him, let glass, darkly; but then face to face : him not put her away. And the now I know in part; but then shall I woman which hath an husband that know even as also I am known. And believeth not, and if he be pleased to now abideth faith, hope, charity, these dwell with her, let her not leave him. three ; but the greatest of these is For the unbelieving husband is sanc- charity. tified by the wife, and the unbelieving wife is sanctified by the husband :
SATURDAY. else were your children unclean : but
Lesson I. Chap. xvi. now are they holy.
Now.concerning the collection for
the saints, as I have given order FRIDAY.
to the churches of Galatia, even so do Of the 1st Ep. to the Corinthians. ye. Upon the first day of the week Lesson I. Chap. xiii.
let every one of you lay by him in THOUGH I speak with the tongues store, as God hath prospered him, that
of men and of angels, and have there be no gatherings when I comie. not charity, I am become as sounding And when I come, whomsoever ye brass, or a tinkling cymbal. And
shall approve by your letters, them though I have the gift of prophecy, will I send to bring your liberality and understand all mysteries, and all unto Jerusalem. And if it be meet knowledge ; and though I have all that I go also, they shall go with me. that I could
Lesson II. mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing. And though I bestowall Now. I will come unto you, when I
shall pass through Macedonia : my goods to feed the poor, and though for I do pass through Macedonia. I give my body to be burned, and have And it may be that I will abide, yea, not charity, it profiteth me nothing. and winter with you, that ye may Lesson II.
bring me on my journey whithersoever CHARITY suffereth long, and is Igo. For I will not see you now by
kind; charity envieth not; charity with you, if the Lord permit. But I vaunted not itself, is not puffed up, will tarry at Ephesus until Pentecost. doth not behave itself unseemly, For a great door and effectual is seeketh not her own, is not easily pro- opened unto me, and there are many voked, thinketh no evil; rejoiceth
adversaries. not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth ; beareth all things, be
Lesson III. lieveth all things, hopeth all things, Now if Timotheus come, see that
he faileth: but whether there be pro- for he worketh the work of the LORD, phecies, they shall fail; whether there as I also do. Let no man therefore be tongues, they shall cease; whether despise him: but conduct him forth there be knowledge, it shall vanish in peace, that he may come unto me: away. For we know in part, and we for I look for him with the brethren. prophesy in part. But when that As touching our brother Apollos, I which is perfect is come, then that greatly desired him to come unto you which is in part shall be done away. with the brethren: but his will was