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ears, and understand with their hearts, power among the people: Thou hast and convert, and be healed. Then mightily delivered Thy people. Thou said I, LORD, how long? And he art. answered, Until the cities be wasted
Lesson V. without inhabitant, and the houses without man, and the land be utterly FOR if, as the substance of thể
FATHER, the Son, and the HOLY desolate, and the LORD have re- Ghost, is one, so also there were One moved men far away, and there be a Person, there would be nothing at all great forsaking in the midst of the whereby we might truly speak of & land.
Trinity. Again, there would be a real Ry. God, even our own God, shall Trinity, but that Trinity would not be give us His blessing; GOD shall bless One God, if, as the FATHER, the WORD,
* and all the ends of the world and the Holy Ghost are distinguished shall fear Him. ¥. God be merciful from each other in the individuality unto us, and bless us. And. Glory of their Persons, so they were also And.
distinguished by the diversity of their SECOND NOCTURN.
natures. But because in that One. Ant. Thee we invoke, Thee we His nature not only that He is God,
Very God Who is Trinity, it is true of praise, Thee we adore, 0 Blessed but also that He is Trinity; therefore Trinity! Ps. xlii. Omnes gentes. that Very God is Trinity in persons,
and One in one nature. Ant. Our Hope, our Salvation, our Honour, 0 Blessed Trinity! Ps. xlviii.
Ry. To_Thee be praise, to Thee Magnus Dominus. p. 29.
glory, to Thee giving of thanks for
* o blessed Trinity. Ant. Deliver us, save us, quicken ever and ever: us, 0 Blessed Trinity! Ps. lxxii. V. And blessed be the name of Thy Deus, judicium. p. 40.
glory, and highly praised and exalted
O blessed. Ý Blessed art Thou, O LORD, in for ever. the firmament of heaven.
Lesson VI. Ry.
And worthy of praise and B this natural unity, the FATHER glorious for ever.
is , in the From the book of 8. Fulgentius the HOLY GHOST; the Son is entire in the Bishop, on the Faith, to Peter.
FATHER and in the Holy Ghost; and
the Holy Ghost is entire in the Lesson IV.
FATHER, and in the Son. None of these THE faith, which the holy patriarchs is external to any One of them: because
and prophets before the Incarna- none precedes another in eternity, or tion of the Son of God received from exceeds in magnitude, or surpasses in above, which also the holy Apostles power; for, so far as regards the heard from the LORD when in our flesh, unity of the Divine nature, the and, instructed by the Holy Ghost, not FATHER is neither anterior to nor only preached by word of mouth, but greater than the Son or the Holy left in writing for our salutary Ghost ;
the eternity and instruction, preaches One God in incomprehensibility of the Son naTrinity; that is, FATHER, Son, and turally precede, or exceed the eterHoly Ghost. But it were no true nity and incomprehensibility of the Trinity, if One and the Same Person Holy Ghost, as though prior or were called FATHER, Son, and HOLY greater. GHOST.
Ry. Great is the LORD, and highly Ry. Who is so great a God as our to be praised : There is no GOD ? * Thou art the God That doeth measuring His wisdom. Ý. Great is wonders. y. And hast declared Thy our LORD, and great is His power :
yea, and His wisdom is infinite. in the firmament of heaven: and to be There.
praised and glorified for ever. Let THIRD NOCTURN.
us praise. Ben. The Divine help. Ant. The FATHER is Love, the Son
Lesson VIII. Grace, the Holy Ghost Communica- RABBI, saith he, we know that 0 Trinity!
a Cantate Domino. p. 53.
God: for no
can do these Ant. The FATHER is True, the miracles that Thou doest, except God Son Truth, the Holy Ghost Truth, o be with him. He confessed, thereBlessed Trinity ? Ps. xcvii. Dominus fore, that JESUS had come from God, regnavit. p. 54.
and brought with Him into the world Ant. The FATHER, the Son, and a heavenly authority. He understood the HOLY GHOST, are One Substance, from the witness of the miracles 0 Blessed Trinity! Ps. xcviii. that God was with Him, but did not Cantate Domino. p. 55.
as yet know Him to be God Himself. y. By the Word of the LORD were But since he knew Him to be a certain the heavens made.
teacher of the truth, he diligently Ry. And all the host of them by came to be taught by Him, and thus, the Breath of His Mouth,
deservedly, he followed on to be Lesson of the Holy Gospel according perfectly instructed, and to acknowto S. John.
ledge His Godhead; deservedly was he Lesson VII. Chap. iii.
taught secret things concerning both
His Nativities, (to wit, the divine, and A
the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, and Ascension ; and also he learned, a ruler of the Jews: the same came the LORD revealing them unto him, to Jesus by night, and said unto Him, the manner of the new birth, the way Rabbi, we know that Thou art & of entrance to the kingdom of heaven teacher come from God. And that and many other mysteries of evangewhich follows.
lical doctrine. A Homily of Venerable Bede the Priest. Rz. Two Seraphim_cried one to From his Commentary.
another: * Holy, Holy, Holy, LORD GOD As ye have heard, dearly beloved of hosts : * the whole earth is full brethren, by the reading of the holy of His glory. y. There are Three Gospel, a ruler of the Jews came to that bear record in heaven, the JESUS by night," desiring by secret FATHER, the WORD, and the Holy conference to learn more fuily from Ghost: and these Three are One. Him the mysteries of faith : whereof
Holy. Glory. The whole. Ben. he had already apprehended some
May our sins. what of the rudiments, from the
Lesson IX. fitting witness of the miracles
that JESUS answered and said unto had been shown. Who, as he wisely him, Verily, verily, I say unto sought to gain the meaning from thee, Except a man be born again, he JEsus of the things which he had seen cannot see the kingdom of God. wrought by Him, esteemed Which doctrine shineth very clearly worthy by Him to search more deeply to all believers, since without this into those things concerning which he light they could not be of the number inquired.
of the faithful at all. For who with Řz. Let us bless the FATHER, the out the laver of regeneration could be Sun, and the Holy Ghost: * let us able to obtain remission of sips, and praise and exalt Him above all for entrance into the kingdom of heaven? ever. y. Blessed art Thou, O LORD, But Nicodemus, who came to the
LORD by night, was not yet able to eat. Then said Elkanah her husband
Lesson III. ye light in the LORD.
So Hannah rose up after they had
eaten in Shiloh, and after they
had drunk. Now Eli the priest sat MONDAY.
upon a seat by a post of the temple of All as in the Psalter.
the LORD. And she was in bitterness On this night are begun the books of of soul, and prayed unto the LORD, Samuel, which are read till the first and said, O LORD of hosts, if thou wilt
And she vowed a vow, Sunday in August: and any part of these books which remains over at that indeed look on the affliction of thine time, is to be omitted.
handmaid, and remember me, and
not forget thine handmaid, but will Here beginneth the 1st Book of give unto thine handmaid a man Samuel.
child, then I will give him unto the Lesson I. Chap. i.
LORD all the days of his life, and Now there was
certain man of there shall no razor come upon his Ramathaim-zophim, of Mount head. Ephraim, and his name was Elkanah, Ry. The LORD. p. xxvii. the son of Jeroham, the son of Elihu, the son of Tohu, the son of Zuph, an
TUESDAY. Ephrathite: and he had two wives ; Of the 1st Book of Samuel. the name of the one was Hannah, and
Lesson I. Chap. i. the name of the other Peninnah: and Peninnah had children, but Hannah AND it came to pass, as she continued had no children. And this man went
praying before the LORD, that Eli up out of his city yearly to worship marked her mouth. Now Hannah, and to sacrifice unto the LORD of hosts she spake in her heart; only her lips in Shiloh. And the two sons of Eli, moved, but her voice was not heard : Hophni and Phinehas, the priests of therefore Eli thought she had been the LORD, were there.
drunken. And Eli said unto her, How
long wilt thou be drunken ? put away Ry. Prepare. p. xxvi.
thy wine from thee. And Hannah Lesson II.
answered and said, No, my lord, I am AND when the time was that a woman of sorrowful spirit: I have
Elkanah offered, he gave to drunk neither wine nor strong drink, Peninnah his wife, and to all her sons but have poured out my soul before and her daughters, portions: but unto the LORD; count not thine handmaid Hannah he gave a worthy portion; for for a daughter of Belial: for out of the he loved Hannah : but the LORD had abundance of my complaint and grief shut up her womb. And her adversary have I spoken hitherto. Then Eli also provoked her sore, for to make answered and said, Go in peace : and her fret, because the LORD had shut the God of Israel grant thee thy petiup her womb. And as he did so year tion that thou hast asked of him. by year, when she went up to the And she said, Let thy handmaid find house of the LORD, 80 she provoked grace in thy sight. her; therefore she wept, and did not R%. Saul hath slain. p. xxvii.
did eat, and her countenance was no more sad. And they rose
Lesson I. Chap. ii. up in the morning early, and wor- Now the sons of Eli were sons of turned, and came to their house to And
the priest's custom with the peoRamah : and Elkanah knew Hannah ple was, that, when any man offered his wife ; and the LORD remem- sacrifice, the priest's servant came, bered her. Wherefore it came to
while the flesh was in seething, with
a fleshhook of three teeth in his hand: pass, when the time about after Hannah had conceived, and he struck it into the pan, or that she bare a son, and called his kettle, or caldron, or pot : all that the name Samuel, saying, Because I have Aeshhook brought up the priest took asked him of the LORD. And the
for himself. So they did in Shiloh man Elkanah, all his house, went unto all the Israelites that came up to offer unto the LORD the yearly thither
. sacrifice, and his vow. But Hannah Ry. I have sinned. p. xxviii. went not up: for she said unto
Lesson II. her husband, I will not go up until the child be weaned, and then I ALSO before they burnt the fat, the will bring him, that he may appear the man that sacrificed, Give flesh to
priest's servant came, and said to before the LORD, and there abide for
roast for the priest ; for he will not
have sodden flesh of thee, but raw. Ry. Ye mountains of Gilboa. p. xxvii. And if any man said unto him, Let Lesson III.
them not fail to burn the fat presently, AND
ND Elkanah her husband said and then take as much as thy soul
unto her, Do what seemeth the desireth ; then he would answer him, good ; tarry until thou have weaned Nay; but thou shalt give it me now: him ; only the LORD establish his and if not, I will take it by force. Whereword. So the woman abode, and fore the sin of the young men was very gave her son suck until she weaned great before the LORD: formen abhorred him. And when she had weaned the offering of the LORD. him, she took him up with her, with Ry. Thou hast heard.
xxviii. three bullocks, and one ephah of flour, and a bottle of wine, and
Lesson III. brought him unto the house of the BUT Samuel ministered before the
LORD, being a child, girded with a young. And they slew & bullock, linen ephod. Moreover his mother and brought the child to Eli. And made him a little coat, and brought it she said, Oh my lord, as thy soul to him from year to year, when she liveth, my lord, I am the woman came up with her husband to offer that stood_by thee here, praying the yearly sacrifice. And Eli blessed unto the LORD. For this child i Elkanah and his wife, and said, The prayed ; and the LORD hath given LORD give thee seed of this woman for me my petition which I asked of the loan which is lent to the LORD. him : therefore also I have lent And they went unto their own home. him to the LORD; as long as he and the LORD visited Hannah, so thau liveth he shall be lent to the she conceived and bare three sons and LORD. And he worshipped the LORD two daughters. And the child there.
Samuel grew before the LORD. Ry. I took thee. p. xxvii.
Ry. Hearken, O LORD. p. xxix.