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gold of a thousand pound weight, to were slain, and, quoth he, Ptolemee
contirm the league with them. , hath sent to slay thee also.
Whereof when the people heard, they

Ry. They decked. p. cxxii,
said, What thanks shall we give to
Simon and his sons ? for he and his

Lesson III,
brethren and the house of his father HE EREOF when he heard, he was
have established Israel, and chased sore astonished: 80 he laid
away in tight their enemies from them, hands on them that were come to
andi oontirmed their liberty. So then destroy him, and slew them; for be
they wrote it in tables of brass, which knew that they sought to make him
they set upon pillars in mount Sion. away. As concerning the rest of the
Rx. Thine, O LORD. p. cxxi. acts of John, and his wars, and worthy

deeds which he did, and the building SATURDAY.

of the walls, which he made, and his Of the 1st Book of Maccabees. doings, behold, these are written in Lesson I. Chap. xvi.

the chronicles of his priesthood, from Now Simon was visiting the cities the time he was made high priest

that were in the country, and after his father.
taking care for the good ordering of Rị. They praised. p. cxxii.
them ; at which time he came down
himself to Jericho with his sons,

FOURTH SUNDAY IN OCTOBER.
Mattathias and Judas, in the hundred

FIRST NOCTURN. threescore and seventeenth year, in

Here beginneth the 2nd Book of the eleventh month, called Sabat :

Maccabees. where the son of Abubus receiving

Lesson I. Chap. i. them deceitfully into a little hold |THE brethren, the Jews that of made them a great banquet : howbeit Judea, wish unto the brethren, the he had hid men there, So when Jews that are throughout Egypt

, Simon and his sons had drunk largely, health and peace: God be gracious Ptolemee and his men rose up, and unto you, and remember his covenant took their weapons, and came upon that he made with Abraham, Isaac

, Simon

into the banqueting place, and and Jacob, his faithful servants; and slew him, and his two sons, and give you all an heart to serve him,

In which and to do his will, with a good courage of doing the committed a great treachery, and

a willing mind; and

open your hearts in his law and commandments, and send you peace, and hear your prayers, and be at one with you, and

never forsake you in time of trouble. and sent to the king, that he

Ry. The LORD open. p. cxx.
should send him an host to aid him,
and he would
deliver him the country

Lesson II.
and cities. He sent others also to THEREFORE whereas we are home
Gazara to kill John: and unto the
tribunes he sent letters to come unto of the temple upon the five and
him, that he might give them silver, twentieth day of the month Casleu, we
and gold, and rewards. And others thought it necessary to certify, you
be sent to take Jerusalem, and the thereof, that ye also might keep it, as
mountain of the temple. Now one the feast of the tabernacles, and of
had run afore to Gazara, and told the fire, which was given us when
John that his father and brethren Neemias offered sacrifice, after that

anà recompensed evil for good.
Ry. The sun shone. p. cxxii.

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altar. For when our fathers were led unhurt by those temptations.
into Persia, the priests that were then

ye
not. p.

cxxi.
devout took the fire of the altar privily,
and hid it in an hollow place of a pit

Lesson V.
without water, where they kept it AND when the war pressed

heavily sure, so that the place was unknown upon them, and they could do to all men.

nothing advantageous, they hid themRX. The LORD hear. p. cxx.

selves, as also did the Apostles. They

did not always appear rushing into the Lesson III.

midst of danger, but they sometimes fled, and withdrew to hide.

And Now after many years, when it when they had taken breath a little,

pleased God, Neemias, being sent like whelps of a noble breed coming
from the king of Persia, did send of forth from their dens, and emerging
the posterity of those priests that had from their hiding places, they resolved,
hid it to the fire: but when they told for the future, not to win safety for
us they found no fire, but thick water; themselves alone, but for others, whom.
then commanded he them to draw it soever they could : and going through
up, and to bring it; and when the all that state and country, they
sacrifices were laid on, Neemias com- gathered together all that they found
manded the priests to sprinkle the perfect and entire in the service of
wood and the things laid thereupon God; and many of those who had
with the water. When this was done, fallen away and been corrupted, they
and the time came that the sun shone, brought back to their former con-
which afore was hid in the cloud, there dition, persuading them to return to
was a great fire kindled, so that every the laws of their fathers.
man maryelled.

Ry. The heathen. p. cxxi.
Ry. Our enemies. p. cxxi.

Lesson VI.
SECOND NOCTURN.

FOR they said

that God was merciFrom the Treatise of S. John Chry

ful and gracious, and sostom on the 44th Psalm. deprived men of that salvation which

cometh of repentance. And, so say. Lesson IV.

ing, they raised a levy of the bravest WE have heard with our ears, o men. For they were not fighting for

God, our fathers have told us, their wives, children, and servants, or what Thou hast done in their time of because of the overthrow and captivity old. The Prophet utters this Psalm, of their country, but for their laws, yet not in his own person, but in the and for their religion. Now their person of the Maccabees, relating and leader was God. When, therefore, predicting what should come to pass they set the battle in array, and put at that time. For such are the their lives in jeopardy, they overProphets; they traverse all times, threw their adversaries, not trusting past, present, and future. But who in their arms, but thinking that their these Maccabees were, what they cause of war was enough, instead of suffered, and what they did, it is any armour. When they went forth necessary first to say, that what is to battle, they uttered no bombast, sang said in my text may be plainer. For no military songs, as some do; they when Antiochus, surnamed Epi- called together no musicians, as is done phanes, invaded Judæa, and wasted it in other armies, but they invoked the all, and forced many at that time to help of God on high, to the end that fall away from the laws of their fore- He might be present, and assist: that

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gold of a thousand pound weight, to were slain, and, quoth he, Ptolemee confirm the league with them. hath sent to slay thee also. Whereof when the people heard, they

Ry. They decked. p. cxxii. said, What thanks shall we give to Simon and his sons ? for he and his

Lesson III. brethren and the house of his father HEREOF when he heard, he was have established Israel, and chased

astonished: he laid away in fight their enemies from them, hands on them that were come to and confirmed their liberty. So then destroy him, and slew them; for he they wrote it in tables of brass, which knew that they sought to make him they set upon pillars in mount Sion. away. As concerning the rest of the Ry. Thine, O LORD. p. cxxi.

acts of John, and his wars, and worthy

deeds which he did, and the building SATURDAY.

of the walls, which he made, and his Of the 1st Book of Maccabees. doings, behold, these are written in Lesson I. Chap. xvi.

the chronicles of his priesthood, from NOW Simon was visiting the cities elite time he was made high priest

that were in the country, and after his father. taking care for the good ordering of Ry. They praised. p. cxxii. them; at which time he came down

FOURTH SUNDAY IN OCTOBER. himself to Jericho with his sons,

FIRST NOCTURN. Mattathias and Judas, in the hundred threescore and seventeenth year, in

Here beginneth the 2nd Book of the eleventh month, called Sabat:

Maccabees. where the son of Abubus receiving

Lesson I. Chap. i. them deceitfully into a little hold: THE brethren, the Jews that be made them a great banquet: howbeit Judea, wish unto the brethren, the he had hid men there. So when Jews that are throughout Egypt, Simon and his sons had drunk largely, health and peace: God be gracious Ptolemee and his men rose up, and unto you, and remember his covenant took their weapons, and came upon that he made with Abraham, Isaac, Simon into the banqueting place, and and Jacob, his faithful servants; and slow him, and his two sons, and give you all an heart to serve him, certain of his servants. In which and to do his will, with a good courage doing he committed a great treachery, and a willing mind; and open your anà recompensed evil for good. hearts in his law and commandments, Ry. The sun shone. p. cxxii. and send you peace, and hear your Lesson II.

prayers, and be at one with you, and

never forsake you in time of trouble. THEN Ptoleme wrote these

things And now we be here praying for you.

R%. The LORD open. P. cxx. should send him an host to aid him, and he would deliver him the country

Lesson II. and cities. He sent others also to T

THEREFORE whereas we are now Gazara to kill John: and unto the purposed to keep the purification tribunes he sent letters to come unto of the temple upon the five and him, that he might give them silver, twentieth day of the month Casleu, we and gold, and rewards. And others thought it necessary to certify you be sent to take Jerusalem, and the thereof, that ye also might keep it, as mountain of the temple. Now one the feast of the tabernacles, and of had run afore to Gazara, and told the fire, which was given us when John that his father and brethren Neemias offered sacrifice, after that Ry. Fear

not.

p. cxxi.

he had builded the temple and the fathers, the Maccabees remained altar. For when our fathers were led unhurt by those temptations. into Persia, the priests that were then

ye devout took the fire of the altar privily, and hid it in an hollow place of a pit

Lesson V. without water, where they kept it AND when the war pressed

heavily sure, so that the place was unknown upon them, and they could do to all men.

nothing advantageous, they hid themRy. The LORD hear. p. cxx.

selves, as also did the Apostles. They

did not always appear rushing into the Lesson III.

midst of danger, but they sometimes

fled, and withdrew to hide. And NOW , a ,

pleased God, Neemias, being sent like whelps of a noble breed coming from the king of Persia, did send of forth from their dens, and emerging the posterity of those priests that had from their hiding places, they resolved, hid it to the fire: but when they told for the future, not to win safety for as they found no fire, but thick water; themselves alone, but for others, whom. then commanded he them to draw it

soever they could : and going through up, and to bring it; and when the all that state and country, they sacrifices were laid on, Neemias com gathered together all that they found manded the priests to sprinkle the perfect and entire in the service of wood and the things laid thereupon God; and many of those who had with the water. When this was done, fallen away and been corrupted, they and the time came that the sun shone, brought back to their former conwhich afore was hid in the cloud, there dition, persuading them to return to was a great fire kindled, so that every the laws of their fathers. man marvelled.

Ry. The heathen. p. cxxi.
Ry. Our enemies. p. cxxi.

Lesson VI.
SECOND NOCTURN.

FOR they said

that God was merciFrom the Treatise of S. John Chry

ful and gracious, and sostom on the 44th Psalm. deprived men of that salvation which

cometh of repentance. And, so say. Lesson IV.

ing, they raised a levy of the bravest WE have heard with our ears, o men. For they were not fighting for

God, our fathers have told us, their wives, children, and servants, or what Thou hast done in their time of because of the overthrow and captivity old. The Prophet utters this Psalm, of their country, but for their laws, yet not in his own person, but in the and for their religion. Now their person of the Maccabees, relating and leader was God. When, therefore, predicting what should come to pass they set the battle in array, and put at that time. For such are the their lives in jeopardy, they overProphets; they traverse all times, threw their adversaries, not trusting past, present, and future. But who in their arms, but thinking that their These Maccabees were, what they cause of war was enough, instead of suffered, and what they did, it is any armour. When they went forth necessary first to say, that what is to battle, they uttered no bombast, sang said in my text may be plainer. For no military songs, as some do; they when Antiochus, surnamed Epi- called together no musicians, as is done phanes, invaded Judæa, and wasted it in other armies, but they invoked the all, and forced many at that time to help of God on high, to the end that fall away from the laws of their fore- He might be present, and assist: that

never

He might give them His hand, for !fied. It was also declared, that he being
Whom they were waging the war, for wise offered the sacrifice of dedication
Whose glory they were striving. and of the finishing of the temple,
Ry. Thine, O LORD. p. cxxii.

Ry. They praised. p. cxxii.
Rz. vii. The sun. p. cxxii.

TUESDAY.
Rz. viii. Two Seraphims. p. xxviii.

Of the 2nd Book of Maccabees.
MONDAY.

Lesson I. Chap. iii.
Of the 2nd Book of Macoabees.
Lesson I. Chap. ii.

OW when the holy city was in-
NOW

habited with all peace, and the IT is also found in the records, that laws were kept, very well, because of

Jeremy the prophet commanded the godliness of Onias the high priest, them that were carried away to take and his hatred of wickedness, it came of the fire, as it hath been signified : to pass that even the kings themselves and how that the prophet, having did honour the place, and magnify the given them the law, charged them not temple with their best gifts; insomuch to forget the commandments of the that Seleucus king of Asia of his own LORD, and that they should not err in revenues bare all the costs belonging their minds, when they see images of to the services of the sacrifices. But silver and gold, with their ornaments. one Simon of the tribe of Benjamin, And with other such speeches ex- who was made governor of the temple, horted he them, that the law should fell out with the high priest about not depart from their hearts.

disorder in the city. Ry. Judas said. p. cxxii.

Ry. This is.

p.

cxxiii. Lesson II.

Lesson II. IT was also contained in the same AND when he could not overcome

writing, that the prophet, being Onias, he gat him to Apollonius warned of God, commanded the taber- the son of Thraseas, who then was nacle and the ark to go with him, as governor of Celosyria and Phenice, and he went forth into the mountain, told him that the treasury in Jerusalem where Moses climbed up, and saw the was full of infinite sums of money, so heritage of God. And when Jeremy that the multitude of their riches, came thither, he found an bollow which did not pertain to the account cave, wherein he laid the tabernacle, of the sacrifices, was innumerable, and and the ark, and the altar of incense, that it was possible to bring all into and so stopped the door. And some of the king's hand. Now when Apollothose that followed him came to mark nius came to the king, and had the way, but they could not find it. shewed him of the money whereof he Rz. They decked. p. cxxii.

was told, the king chose out Heliodorus

his treasurer, and sent him with a Lesson III.

commandment to bring him the forehe blamed them, saying, As for took his journey, under a colour of that place, it shall be unknown until visiting the cities of Celosyria and the time that God gather his people Phenice, but indeed to fulfil the again together, and receive them unto king's purpose. mercy.

Then shall the LORD shew them these things, and the glory of

Ry. Thou, O LORD. p. cxxiii. the LORD shall appear, and the cloud

Lesson III. also, as it was shewed under Moses; AND when he was come to Jeruand as when Solomon desired that salem, and had been courteously the place might be honourably sancti- received of the high priest of the city,

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