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to my gospel, he means the gospel of
Ry. Blessed are ye. p. 70.
Lesson VI. except that which follows.
BTT it is evident that Luke had In the 1st Noct, Lessons, Now it! learnt the gospel not only from came to pass, p. 74, of the Common of the apostle Paul, who had not been Evangelists.
with the LORD in the flesh, but also
from the other apostles; which he ECOND NOCTURN.
also declares himself in the beginning From the Book of S. Jerome the Priest of his volume, when he says: Even as on Ecclesiastical Writers. they delivered them unto us, which Lesson IV.
from the beginning were eye-witnesses
and ministers of the word. Therefore LUKE, a physician of Antioch, not he wrote the gospel from what he had as his writings shew, was a follower the Apostles from what he had him.
But he composed the Acts of of the apostle Paul and his com- self seen. He lived to the age of panion in all his travels. He wrote eighty-four years, and was unmarried. the gospel of which the same Paul He was buried at Constantin to says: We have sent with him the which city, in the twentieth year of brother whose praise is in the gospel Constantine, his bones, together with throughout all the churches. And to the relics of Andrew the apostle, were the Colossians: Luke the beloved translated from Achaia. physician greeteth you. And to Timothy: Only Lake is with me.
Rz. These are they. p. 71. He published also another notable
In the Third Nocturn, the Homily on volume, which is entitled the Acts of the Gospel, The LORD appointed other the Apostles ; the narrative of which seventy also, of the Common of comes down to the two years of Paul's Evangelists, p. 76. sojourn at Rome; that is, to the fourth
OCTOBER 27. year of Nero. From which we learn that the book was written in the same
VIGIL OF THE APOSTLES SS. SIMON city.
AND JUDE. Ry. I saw. p. 70.
The three lessons are read from the
Homily on the Gospel, I am the true Lesson V.
Vine, of the Common of Martyrs in WHEREFORE we reckon among Eastertide
, p. 89, with Ry. Rx. of the apocryphal writings the Sayings feria. of Paul and Thecla, and the whole of
OCTOBER 28. the story about the baptism of Leo. For how could it be that the constant
FESTIVAL OF SS. SIMON AND JUDE. companion of the apostle was ignorant
Double of the 2nd Class. of this alone of all his affairs ? More- All of the Common of Apostles, p. 66, over, Tertullian, who lived near those except that which follows. times relates that a certain priest in
FIRST NOCTURN. Asia, a lover of the apostle Paul, was proved by John to be the author of the Here beginneth the General Epistle of book, and confessed that he had done
8. Jude the Apostle. it out of love to Paul, and, on account
Lesson I. of that, he had been deposed. Some JUDE, the servant of Jesus CHRIST, persons suppose, that, as often as in
to bis epistles S. Paul says : According that are sanctified by God the FATHER,
and preserved in JESUS CHRIST, and Balaam for reward, and perished in called : Mercy unto you, and peace, the gainsaying of Core.
These are and love, be multiplied. Beloved, spots in your feast of charity, when when I gave all diligence to write they feast with you, feeding themunto you of the common salvation, selves without fear; clouds they are it was needful for me to write unto without water, carried about of winds; you and exhort you that ye should ear- trees whose fruit withereth, without nestly contend for the faith which was fruit, twice dead, plucked up by the once delivered unto the saints. For roots; raging waves of the sea, there are certain men crept in un foaming out their own shame; wanawares, who were before of old or- dering stars, to whom is reserved the dained to this condemnation, ungodly blackness of darkness for ever. men, turning the grace of our God
Rz. When ye stand. p. 69. into lasciviousness, and denying the only LORD God, and our LORD JESUS
SECOND NOCTURN. CHRIST.
Lesson IV. Rz. Behold, I send. p. 68. SIMON the Canaanite, who is also
called in the Gospel Zelotes, and Lesson II.
Thaddeus, who is also called Judas, the I WILL therefore put you in re- brother of James, the
writer of one
of membrance, though ye once knew the Catholic Epistles, travelled, the this, how that the LORD, having saved latter through Mesopotamia, and the the people out of the land of Egypt, former through Egypt, preaching the afterward destroyed them that believed Gospel. Afterwards they met in not. And the angels which kept not Persia ; and when they bad begotten their first estate, but left their own innumerable sons in JESUS CHRIST, habitation, he hath reserved in ever- and bad spread abroad the faith in lasting chains under darkness unto those wild regions, and among savage the judgment of the great day. Even tribes, by teaching, by miracles, and as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the lastly by a glorious martyrdom, they cities about them in like manner, together glorified the most holy name giving themselves over to fornication, of JESUS CHRIST. and going after strange flesh, are set
Ry. I saw. p. 70. forth for an example, suffering the
Likewise vengeance of eternal fire.
It is written, p. 70. also these filthy dreamers defile the Lesson VI. As many, p. 70, of the flesh, despise dominion, and speak and vi.
Common of Apostles, with RzRy. V. evil of dignities.
THIRD NOCTURN. Ry. Take My yoke. p. 68.
Lesson of the Holy Gospel according Lesson III.
to S. John. YET, Michael the archangel, when Lesson VII. Chap. XV.
contending with the devil he disputed about the body of Moses, durst AT that time : Jesus said to his
disciples, This is My command. not bring against him a railing ac-ment, that ye love one another. If ousation, but said, The LORD rebuke the world hate you, ye know that it theo. But these speak evil of those hated Me before it hated you. And things which they know not : but that which follows. what they know naturally, as brute beasts, in those things they corrupt A Homily of S. Augustine the Bishop. themselves. Woo unto them! for
Tract 87 on S. John. they by
gone in the way of Cain, In the lesson of the gospel which
lily after the error of precedes this, the LORD had said : Ye have not chosen Me, but I have goodness, faith, meekness, temper. chosen you, and ordained you, that ance, chastity. ye should go and bring forth fruit, Ry. These are holy men. p. 73. and that your fruit should remain; that whatsoever ye shall ask of the
Lesson IX. FATHER in My name, He may give it AND what man rejoices well, who you. But here He says, This is My does not love the good on account commandment, that ye love one an- of which he rejoices ? Who has true other. And by this we ought to peace unless he have it with him whom understand that this our fruit, he truly loves? Who is long-suffering concerning which He says: I have by continuing with perseverance in a chosen you, that ye should go and good work, unless he is fervent in love? bring forth fruit, and that your fruit Who is kind unless he loves him whom should remain. And what He further be helps ? Who is good unless he is added : That whatsoever ye shall ask of made so by loving? Who is faithful the FATHER in My name, He may give to any profit, except with that faith it you. Then truly will He give it us, which works by love? Who is meek to if we love one another, since He any purpose, whom love does not hold Himself has given this very thing to in its bonds? Who restrains himself us, Who has chosen us (not as having from that whence disgrace arises, fruit, because we had not chosen Him), unless he loves that whence honour and ordained us, that we should bring springs ? Rightly therefore does our forth fruit; that is, that we should good Master command love so often, love one another.
as if it alone were to be enjoined Ry. These be they. p. 72.
without which other good things can
not profit, and which cannot be Lesson VIII.
possessed without the other good CHARITY, then, is our fruit, which things by which a man is made good. the apostle defines as springing
Te Deum. p. 15. out of a pure heart and a good conscience, and faith unfeigned. By
OCTOBER 31. this we love one another ; by this we VIGIL OF ALL SAINTS. love God. For we do not love one The three Lessons of the Homily on another with a true love, unless the Gospel : He came down, of the Comwe love God. For every one loves mon of many Martyrs, p. 95. his neighbour as himself, if he loves God: for, if he loves not God, he
RzRy of the current feria. does not love himself. For on these
FEASTS OF NOVEMBER. two precepts of charity hang all the On the first day unhindered is said Law and the Prophets. This is the Office of the Dead. our fruit. When therefore He gives
NOVEMBER 1. us & commandment about fruit, He says: This is My commandment
FESTIVAL OF ALL SAINTS. to you, that ye love one another.
Double of the 1st Class. Whence also the Apostle Paul, when Inv. The LORD, the King of kings, in opposition to the works of the flesh O come let us worship: * For He is he wished to commend the fruit of the Crown of all Saints. Ps. Venite. the SPIRIT, set this in the first place. p. 3. The fruit of the SPIRIT, he says, is love; and then he weaves on the
HYMN. Placare, Christe servulis. rest, as if they were sprung from O Thy servants here protect and spare, and made fast to that head, namely,
Who hearest, with a loving mind, joy, peace, long-suffering, gentleness, The Blesséd'Virgin's boly prayer.
May those glad hosts which see Thy Face, sitting, clothed in white raiment; and The spirits of the heavenly home, they had on their heads crowns of Away from us all evils chase,
gold. Both past, and present, and to come.
And out of the throne proThe Prophets of the Judge most High,
ceeded lightnings and thunderings and The Twelve Apostles of the LORD,
voices: and there were seven lamps of For us, with interceding cry,
fire burning before the throne, which Pray that Thou keep us in Thy word.
are the seven Spirits of God.
And GOD's Martyrs, who have won renown, before the throne there was a sea of His Confessors, in bright array, Ask that we too may win the crown
glass like unto crystal : and in the Which shines in everlasting day.
midst of the throne, and round about The Choir of Virgins lily-white,
the throne, were four beasts full of Thy Priests and all Thy ministry,
eyes before and behind. And the With every saint in prayer unite,
first beast was like a lion, and the Till we be joined, o CHRIST, to Thee.
second beast like a calf, and the third Then purge away all unbelief
beast had a face as a man, and the From every land where Christians dwell, That unto Thee, our Victor Chief,
fourth beast was like a flying eagle. Our thanks and praises we may tell.
And the four beasts had each of them The FATHER unbegot we laud,
six wings about him; and they were We praise the Sole-Begotten Son,
full of eyes within : and they rest not And HOLY SPIRIT, with Them GOD, day and night, saying, Holy, holy, Now, and while endless ages run. Amen.
holy, LORD God Almighty, which was, FIRST NOCTURN.
and is, and is to come. Ant. The LORD knoweth * the Ry. I saw the LORD sitting upon a way of the righteous, which exercise throne, high and lifted up, and the themselves in His law day and night. whole earth was full of His glory: Ps. 1. Beatus vir. p. 78.
* and His train filled the temple. Ant. The LORD hath chosen to Him. Ý. Above it stood the seraphim : self them that are godly; when each one had six wings. And. they called upon the LORD, He heard them. Ps. iv. Cum invocarem. p. 80.
Lesson II. Chap. v. Ant. Excellent * is Thy Name, 0 AND I saw in the right hand of him LORD, for thou hast crowned Thy
that sat on the throne a book Saints with glory and honour, and written within and on the backside, madest them to have dominion over sealed with seven seals. And I saw & the works of Thy hands. Ps. viii. strong angel proclaiming with a loud Domine, Dominus noster. p. 81. voice, Who is worthy to open the book,
*. Be glad, o ye righteous, and and to loose the seals thereof? And rejoice in the LORD.
man in heaven, nor in earth, Ry. And be joyful, all yo that are neither under the earth, was able to true of heart.
open the book, neither to look thereOf the Book of the Revelation of S. man was found worthy to open and to
on. And I wept much, because no John the Apostle.
read the book, neither to look thereon. Lesson I. Chap. iv.
And one of the elders saith unto me, AND, behold, a throne was set in Weep not : behold, the Lion of the
heaven, and one sat on the tribe of Juda, the Root of David, hath throne. And he that sat was to look prevailed to open the book, and to upon like a jasper and a sardine stone: loose the seven seals thereof. And I and there was a rainbow round about beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the the throne, in sight like unto an throne and of the four beasts, and in emerald. And round about the throne the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb were four and twenty seats; and upon as it had been slain, having seven the seats I saw four and twenty elders horns and seven eyes, which are the
seven Spirits of God sent forth into / worship toward Thy holy temple, and all the earth. And he came and took praise Thy Name, O LORD. Y. Bethe book out of the right hand of him cause of Thy lovingkindness and that sat upon the throne. And when truth; for thou hast magnified Thy he had taken the book, the four beasts Name, and Thy word, above all and four and twenty elders fell down things. I. Glory. I. before the Lamb, having every one of
SECOND NOCTURN. them harps, and golden vials full of odours, which are the prayers of
Ant. LORD, they that have done * saints.
the thing which is right, shall dwell Ry. Blessed art thou, Virgin Mary, in Thy tabernacle, and rest upon Thy
Ps. XV. Mother of God, that believedst the
Domine, quis LORD: for there hath been a perform
83. ance of those things which were told
Ant. This is * the generation of thee: behold, thou art exalted above them that seek Him; even of them the choirs of Angels: * Intercede for that seek Thy face, O Jacob. Ps. xxiv. us to the LORD our God. y. Hail,
Domini est terra. p. 92. Mary, full of grace, the LORD is with rejoice in the LORD : and be joyful, all
Ant. Be glad, * O ye righteous, and thee. Intercede.
ye that are true of heart. Ps. xxxii. Lesson III.
Beati, quorum. p. 19. AND they sung a new song, saying,
¥. Let the righteous be glad and Thou art worthy to take the book, rejoice before God. and to open the seals thereof : for Rp. Let them also be merry and thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us joyful. to God by thy blood out of every A Sermon of Venerable Bede the kindred, and tongue, and people, and
Priest. nation; and hast made us unto our
Lesson IV. God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth. And I beheld,
Sermon 18 on All Saints. and I heard the voice of many angels On this day, dearly beloved, we round about the throne and the beasts celebrate the festival of All Saints and the elders : and the number of under one joyful solemnity: in whose them was ten thousand times ten society heaven exults, in whose prothousand, and thousands of thou- tection earth rejoices; by whose sands ; saying, with a loud voice, triumphs Holy Church is crowned; Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to whose confession, the more resolute it receive power, and riches, and wis- was in the endurance of suffering, the dom, and strength, and honour, and more illustrious it is in honour; glory, and blessing. And every because, while the conflict increased, creature which is in heaven, and on the glory also of the combatants inthe earth, and under the earth, and creased, and the triumph of martyrdom such as are in the sea, and all that is adorned by a manifold variety of are in them, heard I saying, Blessing sufferings; and by means of greater and honour, and glory, and power, be torments the rewards also unto him that sitteth upon the throne, greater; while the Catholic Church and unto the Lamb for ever and ever. our mother, which is spread abroad And the four beasts said, Amen. far and wide through the whole world, And the four and twenty elders fell was taught in her Head, JESUS CHRIST down and worshipped him that liveth Himself, not to fear reproaches, for ever and ever.
crosses, and death; and, being more Ry. In the presence of the angels and more strengthened, not by reI will sing praise unto Thee; * I will sisting suffering but by enduring it,