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word of GOD. Then Samuel took a

Lesson V vial of oil, and poured it upon his head, and kissed him, and said, Isi! AND because wounds are healed not because the LORD hath anointed the wounds of our

by oil, this clearly implies that

sins are to thee to be captain over bis inhe- be washed away. Let the king's ritance ?

head, then, be anointed, because Ry. The LORD that delivered me his understanding is to be filled out of the paw of the lion, * and with the spiritual grace of the Teacher. out of the paw of the bear, He will Let him have oil for his anointing, deliver me out of the hands of mine let him have abundant mercy, which he enemies. V. God hath sent forth is to set above other virtues. Let him His mercy and truth ; He hath de- have oil, in order that he may, by his livered my soul from among lions. speech, shine powerfully on others He. Glory. Не.

whilst cherishing the fervour of the HOLY GHOST within himself.

Let SECOND NOCTURN.

him have no less the oil of medicine, From the Exposition of S. Gregory the that he may wisely determine how to Pope on the Books of Samuel. wash away the foulness of sins, and Lesson IV.

restore diseased minds to health. Book 4. Chap. 5. on 1 Sam. 10.

Ry. Ye mountains of Gilboa, let SAMUEL. took a vial of oil, and there be no dew, neither let there

for there the poured it on his head. No doubt be rain upon you: what is denoted by this unction is that mighty of Israel are fallen. y. All which is even now practically set forth ye mountains that are round about in Holy Church, because whoso is it, the LORD visit you, but let Him placed in the highest post, receives pass over from Gilboa. For. the sacrament of unction. And be

Lesson VI. cause the unction is itself a sacrament, it is right that he who is advanced BUT Saul is anointed from a vial;

not to foreshow doctrine, but to be outwardly anointed, that he may be signify things to come.

A vial is & inwardly strengthened by the powe: small vessel : what is the reason, then, of the sacrament. Let us therefore that Saul is anointed from a vial, save first examine with some the that he is rejected at the last ? For qualities of oil. Oil, then, floats because he afterwards refused to obey on the top of other fluids; oil feeds the LORD, he heard from Samuel, fire; oil is wont to heal wounds. Because thou hast rejected the word By the first, therefore, it signifies the of the LORD, He also hath rejected goodness of mercy, because it is thee from being king. For he who written of the LORD: His mercy is over received spiritual grace, and yet was all His works. Because it feeds fire, to be cast away, held but a little, like it denotes the grace of preaching, which a vial of oil. And this is aptly enlightens the understanding of the observed even in the rules of Holy elect.

Church. For very often men who are Ry. Saul hath slain his thousands, not perfect in the love of God and and David his ten thousands. * For their neighbour, receive the dignity the hand of the LORD was with him ; of the episcopate. he killed the Philistine, and took Ry. I took thee from thy father's away the reproach from Israel. ỹ. house, saith the LORD, and set thee Is not this David, of whom they sang to feed the flock of My people. And one to another in dances, saying, Saul I was with thee whithersoever thou bath slain his thousands, and David wentest, establishing thy throne for his ten thousands ? For..

ever. y. And I made thee a great

care

the servant answered Saul again, and I the families of the tribe of Benjamin ? said, Behold, I have here at hand the / wherefore then speakest thou so to fourth part of a shekel of silver: that me? will I give to the man of God, to tell

Ry. Prepare your hearts unto the us our way.

LORD, and serve Him only: * and He Ry. Thou hast heard. p. xxviii. will deliver you out of the hands of Lesson III.

your enemies. V. Return unto Him

with all your hearts, and put away AND they went up into the city: the strange gods from among jou.

And. the city, behold, Samuel came out

Lesson II. against them, for to go up to the high place. Now the LORD had told Samuel AND Samuel took Saul and his in his ear a day before Saul came; the parlour, and made them sit in

servant, and brought them into saying, To-morrow about this time I will send thee a man out of the land the chiefest place among them that of Benjamin, and thou shalt anoint were bidden, which were about thirty

And Samuel said unto the him to be captain over my people persons. Israel, that he may save my people cook, Bring the portion which I gave out of the hand of the Philistines; thee, of which I said unto thee, set it for I have looked upon my people, shoulder, and that which was upon it,

And the cook took up the because their cry is come unto me. And when Samuel saw Saul, the LORD and set it before Saul. And Samuel said unto him, Behold the man whom said, Behold that which is left! set it I spake to thee of! This same shall before thee, and eat: for unto this reign over my people.

time hath it been kept for thee since I

said, I have invited the people. So Rz. Hearken, O LORD. p. xxix.

Saul did eat with Samuel that day. SECOND SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY, And when they were come down from Inv. Let us worship. Ps. Venite, p. 3.

the high place into the city, Samuel Hymn. Nocte surgentes, p. 4. Ants.

communed with Saul upon the top of Pss., and y.y. of Pss. p. 5.

the house.

Rp. God is the hearer of all; He FIRST NOCTURN.

sent His Angel and took me from Of the 1st Book of Samuel. my father's flock: * and anointed me Lesson I. Ohaps. ix. and x.

with the anointing of His mercy. y. THEN Saul drew near to Samuel in The LORD that delivered me out of

the gate, and said, Tell me, I pray the paw of the lion, and out of the thee, where the seer's house is. And paw of the bear, He hath delivered Samuel answered Saul, and said, I am

And. the seer: go up before me unto the

Lesson III. high place; for ye shall eat with me

AND they arose early : and it came to-day, and to-morrow I will let thee to pass about the spring of the go, and will tell thee all that is in day, that Samuel called Saul to the thine heart. And as for thine asses top of the house, saying, Up, that I that were lost three days ago, set not may send thee away. And Saul thy mind on them: for they are found. arose, and they went out both of them, And on whom is all the desire of he and Samuel, abroad. And as they Israel ? Is it not on thee, and on all were going down to the end of the thy father's house ? And Saul city, Samuel said to Saul, Bid the seranswered and said, Am not I a Benja- vant pass on before us, (and he mite, of the smallest of the tribes of passed on,) bat stand thou still & Israel? and my family the least of all while, that I may shew thee the

me.

are

word of God. Then Samuel took a

Lesson V vial of oil, and poured it upon his head, and kissed him, and said, Is it

ND because wounds are healed

AN not because the LORD hath anointed the wounds of our

by oil, this clearly implies that

sins to thee to be captain over his inhe- be washed away. Let the king's ritance ?

head, then, be anointed, because Ry. The LORD that delivered me his understanding is to be filled out of the paw of the lion, * and with the spiritual grace of the Teacher. out of the paw of the bear, He will Let him have oil for his anointing, deliver me out of the hands of mine let him have abundant mercy, which he enemies. y. God hath sent forth is to set above other virtues. Let him His mercy and truth; He hath de- have oil, in order that he may, by his livered my soul from among lions. speech, shine powerfully on others He. Glory. He.

whilst cherishing the fervour of the

HOLY GHOST within himself. Let SECOND NOCTURN.

him have no less the oil of medicine, From the Exposition of S. Gregory the that he may wisely determine how to Pope on the Books of Samuel. wash away the foulness of sins, and Lesson IV.

restore diseased minds to health. Book 4. Chap. 5. on 1 Sam. 10.

Ry. Ye mountains of Gilboa, let SAMUEL took a vial of oil, and there be no dew, neither let there

poured it on his head. No doubt be rain upon you: * for there the what is denoted by this unction is that mighty of Israel are fallen. ¥. All which is even now practically set forth ye muuntains that are round about in Holy Church, because whoso is it, the LORD visit you, but let Him placed in the highest post, receives pass over from Gilboa. For. the sacrament of unction. And be

Lesson VI. cause the unction is itself a sacrament, it is right that he who is advanced BUT Saul is anointed from a vial ;

not to foreshow doctrine, but to be outwardly anointed, that he may be signify things to come. A vial is & inwardly strengthened by the power small vessel : what the reason, then, of the sacrament. Let us therefore that Saul is anointed from a vial, save first examine with some care the that he is rejected at the last ? For qualities of oil. Oil, then, floats because he afterwards refused to obey on the top of other fluids; oil feeds the LORD, he heard from Samuel, fire; oil ‘is wont to heal wounds. Because thou hast rejected the word By the first, therefore, it signifies the of the LORD, He also hath rejected goodness of mercy, because it is thee from being king. For he who written of the LORD: His mercy is over received spiritual grace, and yet was all His works. Because it feeds fire, to be cast away, held but a little, like it denotes the grace of preaching, which a vial of oil. And this is aptly enlightens the understanding of the observed even in the rules of Holy elect.

Church. For very often men who are Rý. Saul hath slain his thousands, not perfect in the love of God and and David his ten thousands. * For their neighbour, receive the dignity the hand of the LORD was with him; of the episcopate. be killed the Philistine, and took Ry. I took thee from thy father's away the reproach from Israel. Ý. house, saith the LORD, and set thee Is not this David, of whom they sang to feed the flock of My people. * And one to another in dances, saying, Saul I was with thee whithersoever thou hath slain his thousands, and David wentest, establishing thy throne for his ten thousands ? For.

Ý. And I made thee a great

ever.

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name like unto the name of the great | lations; and ye bave said unto him, men that are in the earth, and have Nay, but set a king over us. Now caused thee to rest from all thine therefore present yourselves before enemies. And. Glory. And. the LORD by your tribes, and by your

The lessons for the third Nocturn of thousands. the Second Sunday after Trinity are set Rz. Remember Thy covenant, o down at the end of the Proper of the LORD, and say to the angel that Seasons in order, with those of the other destroyeth, Stay now thine hand, Sundays, from this time forth till that the earth be not made desolate, Advent.

nor_every living soul be destroyed. Rp. vii. I have sinned above the y. Even I it is that have sinned, and number of the sands of the sea ; done evil indeed: but as for these my transgressions are multiplied, and sheep, what have they done? let Thy I am not worthy to behold and see wrath, I pray Thee, O LORD, be turned the height of heaven for the multitude away from Thy people. That. of mine iniquities: for I have provoked

Lesson II. Thy wrath, * and done evil before Thee. y. For I acknowledge my faults AND when Samuel had caused all and my sin is ever before me: against the tribe of Benjamin was taken.

the tribes of Israel to come near, Thee only have I sinned. And.

When he had caused the tribe of Ry. viii. Two Seraphim cried one Benjamin to to the other : * Holy, Holy, Holy, families, the family of Matri was

come near by their LORD God of hosts : * the whole taken, and Saul the son of Kish was earth is full of His glory. y. For taken: and when they sought him he there are three that bear record could not be found. Therefore they in heaven, the FATHER, the WORD, enquired of the LORD further, if the and the HOLY GHOST, and these three man should yet come thither. And are one. Holy. Glory. The whole. the LORD answered, Behold, he hath This RJ. is said after the 8th Lesson hid himself among the stuff

. And on Sunday, till Advent. But

on they ran and fetched him thence : and Wednesday and Saturday, till the 1st when he stood among the people, he Sunday in August, when the Ry Rz. was higher than any of the people are used from the 3rd Nocturn of from his shoulders and upward. And Sunday, in its place is said the 2nd Ry. Samuel said to all the people, See ye of the following Monday; and in place him whom the LORD bath chosen, of the 3rd, the 3rd of the same that there is none like him among all Monday.

the people ? And all the people MONDAY.

shouted, and said, GOD save the

king. Of the 1st book of Samuel.

Ry. Thou hast heard, O Lord, the Lesson I. Chap. x.

prayer of Thy servant. that he should gether unto the LORD to Mizpeh; and sanctify this house for ever, O

: and said unto the children of Israel, LORD GOD of Israel.

V. O LORD, Thus saith the LORD God of Israel, I Who keepest covenant , and mercy brought up Israel out of Egypt, and with Thy servants that walk before delivered you out of the hand of the Thee with their whole heart. Bless. Egyptians, and out of the hand of all kingdoms, and of them that oppressed

Lesson III. you and yo have this day, rejected THEN Samuel told the people the your God, who himself saved you out manner of the kingdom, and wrote of all your adversities and your tribu- it in a book, and laid it up before the

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