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==The Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany.==  
 
==The Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany.==  
  
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'''First Lesson.'''
 
'''First Lesson.'''
  
Here beginneth the First Epistle of the Blessed Apostle Paul to Timothy, 1<ref></ref> (i. i.)  
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Here beginneth the First Epistle of the Blessed Apostle Paul to Timothy, <ref>Jan. 24. &quot;This letter,&quot; says Abp. Kenrick, &quot;is assigned by Hug to Pentecost of the year 59, although others more generally date it as late as 64.&quot; </ref> (i. i.)  
  
an Apostle of JESUS Christ, by the commandment of God our Saviour, and Christ JESUS our hope Unto Timothy, my beloved son in the faith Grace, mercy, and peace from God the Father, and Christ JESUS our Lord. As I besought thee to abide still at Ephesus, when I went into Macedonia, that thou mightest charge some that they teach no other doctrine, neither give heed to fables, and endless genealogies, which minister questions, rather than the edifying which is of God in faith.
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<span class="dropcap">P</span>AUL, an Apostle of JESUS Christ, by the commandment of God our Saviour, and Christ JESUS our hope Unto Timothy, my beloved son in the faith Grace, mercy, and peace from God the Father, and Christ JESUS our Lord. As I besought thee to abide still at Ephesus, when I went into Macedonia, that thou mightest charge some that they teach no other doctrine, neither give heed to fables, and endless genealogies, which minister questions, rather than the edifying which is of God in faith.
  
 
'''First Responsory.'''
 
'''First Responsory.'''
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'''Second Lesson.'''
 
'''Second Lesson.'''
  
^T OW the end of the commandment is charity, out of a pure heart, and of a good conscience, and of faith unfeigned. From which some having swerved have turned aside unto vain jangling, desiring to be teachers of the law, understanding neither what they say, nor whereof they affirm.  But we know that the law is g oody if a man use it lawfully ; knowing this, that the law is not made for a righteous man, but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners, for unholy and profane,, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers, and whore mongers, for them that defile them selves with mankind, for men-stealers, for liars and perjurers, and if there be any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine, according to the glorious Gospel of the blessed God, which was committed to my trust.
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<span class="dropcap">N</span>OW the end of the commandment is charity, out of a pure heart, and of a good conscience, and of faith unfeigned. From which some having swerved have turned aside unto vain jangling, desiring to be teachers of the law, understanding neither what they say, nor whereof they affirm.  But we know that the law is g oody if a man use it lawfully ; knowing this, that the law is not made for a righteous man, but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners, for unholy and profane,, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers, and whore mongers, for them that defile them selves with mankind, for men-stealers, for liars and perjurers, and if there be any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine, according to the glorious Gospel of the blessed God, which was committed to my trust.
  
 
'''Second Responsory.'''
 
'''Second Responsory.'''
  
 
O God, Which satest, &c., [(p. 381.)]  
 
O God, Which satest, &c., [(p. 381.)]  
 
1 Jan. 24. &quot;This letter,&quot; says Abp. Kenrick, &quot;is assigned by Hug to Pentecost of the year 59, although others more generally date it as late as 64.&quot;
 
  
 
'''Third Lesson.'''
 
'''Third Lesson.'''
  
T THANK Him Who hath enabled me, even our Lord the Christ of God, for that He counted me faithful, putting me into the ministry ; who was before a blasphemer, and a per secutor, and injurious ; but I obtained the mercy of God, because I did it ignorantly in unbelief. And the grace of our Lord was exceeding abundant with faith and love which is in Christ JESUS. This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ JESUS came into this world to save sinners, of whom I am chief.  Howbeit, for this cause I obtained mercy, that in me, first, JESUS Christ might show forth all long-suffering, for the teaching of them that should hereafter believe on Him, to life everlasting.
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<span class="dropcap">I</span> THANK Him Who hath enabled me, even our Lord the Christ of God, for that He counted me faithful, putting me into the ministry ; who was before a blasphemer, and a persecutor, and injurious ; but I obtained the mercy of God, because I did it ignorantly in unbelief. And the grace of our Lord was exceeding abundant with faith and love which is in Christ JESUS. This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ JESUS came nto this world to save sinners, of whom I am chief.  Howbeit, for this cause I obtained mercy, that in me, first, JESUS Christ might show forth all long-suffering, for the teaching of them that should hereafter believe on Him, to life everlasting.
  
 
'''Third Responsory.'''
 
'''Third Responsory.'''
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The Lesson is taken from the Sermons of St Austin, Bishop [of Hippo.] (''On the words of the Apostles, 8.'')  
 
The Lesson is taken from the Sermons of St Austin, Bishop [of Hippo.] (''On the words of the Apostles, 8.'')  
  
S is a saying made for man,1<ref></ref> and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ JESUS came into this world to save sinners.&quot; Listen to the words of the Gospel : 2 &quot; The Son of man is come to seek, and to save that which was lost.&quot; If man had not been lost, the Son of man would not have come.  Wherefore, man had been lost ; God came made Man, and man was found ; man had perished by his own free will : God made Man came by grace which setteth free.
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&quot;<span class="dropcap">T</span>HIS is a saying made for man,<ref>This is the reading of the old Latin version.</ref> and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ JESUS came into this world to save sinners.&quot; Listen to the words of the Gospel : <ref>Matth. xviii. 11.</ref> &quot; The Son of man is come to seek, and to save that which was lost.&quot; If man had not been lost, the Son of man would not have come.  Wherefore, man had been lost ; God came made Man, and man was found ; man had perished by his own free will : God made Man came by grace which setteth free.
 
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'''Fourth Responsory.'''
 
'''Fourth Responsory.'''
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'''Fifth Lesson.'''
 
'''Fifth Lesson.'''
  
in\OST thou ask how free-will availeth to evil ? Call to mind a sinner Dost thou ask what God made Man availeth to help ? Consider in Him the grace which setteth free.  There is no example which so showeth what availeth the free will of man, when it is taken possession of by pride, to use it without God s help, of evil is there no greater and plainer example, than the first man. The first man fell : and where had he been if the second Man had not come ? As the first was man, so was the second Man,, and therefore is this saying a saying made for man.
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<span class="dropcap">D</span>OST thou ask how free-will availeth to evil ? Call to mind a sinner Dost thou ask what God made Man availeth to help ? Consider in Him the grace which setteth free.  There is no example which so showeth what availeth the free will of man, when it is taken possession of by pride, to use it without God s help, of evil is there no greater and plainer example, than the first man. The first man fell : and where had he been if the second Man had not come ? As the first was man, so was the second Man, and therefore is this saying a saying made for man.
  
 
'''Fifth Responsory.'''
 
'''Fifth Responsory.'''
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'''Sixth Lesson.'''
 
'''Sixth Lesson.'''
  
1\J EITHER is there any example which so showeth what availetb the tenderness of the grace and the abundance of the All-might of God, as the Man That is the Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ JESUS.  For what do we say, my brethren ? I speak to them that have been bred up in the Catholic Church, or who have been reconciled to that Church. We know and hold that the Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ JESUS, as touching His Man hood, is of the same nature as we.  For our flesh is not of one nature, and His Flesh of another nature, neither our soul of one nature and His Soul of another nature. He took upon Himself the same nature which He had freely ordained to save.
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<span class="dropcap">N</span>EITHER is there any example which so showeth what availetb the tenderness of the grace and the abundance of the All-might of God, as the Man That is the Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ JESUS.  For what do we say, my brethren ? I speak to them that have been bred up in the Catholic Church, or who have been reconciled to that Church. We know and hold that the Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ JESUS, as touching His Man hood, is of the same nature as we.  For our flesh is not of one nature, and His Flesh of another nature, neither our soul of one nature and His Soul of another nature. He took upon Himself the same nature which He had freely ordained to save.
 
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'''Sixth Responsory.'''
 
'''Sixth Responsory.'''
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The Lesson is taken from the Holy Gospel according to Matthew (xiii. 24.)  
 
The Lesson is taken from the Holy Gospel according to Matthew (xiii. 24.)  
  
AT that time : JESUS put forth unto ~^^ the multitudes this parable : The Kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field. And so on.
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<span class="dropcap">A</span>T that time : JESUS put forth unto ~^^ the multitudes this parable : The Kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field. And so on.
  
 
Homily by St Austin, Bishop [of Hippo.] (''Quaest. Evan. Matth. xi., Bk. 4.'')  
 
Homily by St Austin, Bishop [of Hippo.] (''Quaest. Evan. Matth. xi., Bk. 4.'')  
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'''Eighth Lesson.'''
 
'''Eighth Lesson.'''
  
TOUT whereas it is written that they were sown in the midst of the wheat, we ought haply to understand that they are of one communion with the righteous. Nevertheless, foras much as the Lord saith, &quot; The field is the world,&quot; (and not, the Church,) we may well understand that the &quot; seed of evil doers &quot; are the heretics, since in this world they are mingled together with the good, not in one common Communion, but only under one com mon name of Christian. But they which are of one faith with the good seed, and yet are themselves worthless, may more fitly be likened to straw than to tares, since the straw springeth from one soil and one root with the good ear.
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<span class="dropcap">B</span>UT whereas it is written that they were sown in the midst of the wheat, we ought haply to understand that they are of one communion with the righteous. Nevertheless, forasmuch as the Lord saith, &quot; The field is the world,&quot; (and not, the Church,) we may well understand that the &quot; seed of evil doers &quot; are the heretics, since in this world they are mingled together with the good, not in one common Communion, but only under one common name of Christian. But they which are of one faith with the good seed, and yet are themselves worthless, may more fitly be likened to straw than to tares, since the straw springeth from one soil and one root with the good ear.
  
 
'''Eighth Responsory.'''
 
'''Eighth Responsory.'''
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'''Ninth Lesson.'''
 
'''Ninth Lesson.'''
  
TLJOWEVER, as touching the net cast into the sea, and enclosing a great multitude of fishes, both bad and good, we may well understand that by the bad are meant Catholics of bad lives. For the sea is one thing whereby we may understand to be signified the world ; and the net another, which seemeth to signify our faith, or the Communion of one Church. Between heretics and sinful Catholics there is this difference, that heretics believe a lie, and sinful Catholics believe the truth, but live not as they believe.
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<span class="dropcap">H</span>OWEVER, as touching the net cast into the sea, and enclosing a great multitude of fishes, both bad and good, we may well understand that by the bad are meant Catholics of bad lives. For the sea is one thing whereby we may understand to be signified the world ; and the net another, which seemeth to signify our faith, or the Communion of one Church. Between heretics and sinful Catholics there is this difference, that heretics believe a lie, and sinful Catholics believe the truth, but live not as they believe.
  
 
''The Hymn'', &quot;We praise Thee, O God,&quot; &c., ''is said.''
 
''The Hymn'', &quot;We praise Thee, O God,&quot; &c., ''is said.''
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''Prayer throughout the day and week.''
 
''Prayer throughout the day and week.''
  
C\ LORD, we beseech Thee to keep Thy family continually in godliness, that they who do lean only upon the hope of Thine heavenly grace, may evermore be defended by Thy mighty power. Through our Lord JESUS Christ Thy Son, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, one God, world without end. Amen.
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<span class="dropcap">O</span> LORD, we beseech Thee to keep Thy family continually in godliness, that they who do lean only upon the hope of Thine heavenly grace, may evermore be defended by Thy mighty power. Through our Lord JESUS Christ Thy Son, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, one God, world without end. Amen.
  
 
====VESPERS.====
 
====VESPERS.====
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The Lesson is taken from the First Epistle of the Blessed Apostle Paul to Timothy (iii. i.)  
 
The Lesson is taken from the First Epistle of the Blessed Apostle Paul to Timothy (iii. i.)  
  
HP HIS is a true saying: If a man desire the office of a Bishop, he desireth a good work. A Bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, sober,, prudent, of good behaviour, modest, given to hospitality, apt to teach, not given to wine, no striker, but patient ; not a brawler, not cove tous ; one that ruleth well his own house ; having his children in subjec tion with all modesty. For if a man know not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the Church of God ? Not a novice, lest beinglifted up with pride, he fall into the condemnation of the devil. Moreover, he must have a good report of them which are without, lest he fall into reproach, and the snare of the devil.
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<span class="dropcap">T</span>HIS is a true saying: If a man desire the office of a Bishop, he desireth a good work. A Bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, sober,, prudent, of good behaviour, modest, given to hospitality, apt to teach, not given to wine, no striker, but patient ; not a brawler, not covetous ; one that ruleth well his own house ; having his children in subjection with all modesty. For if a man know not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the Church of God ? Not a novice, lest being lifted up with pride, he fall into the condemnation of the devil. Moreover, he must have a good report of them which are without, lest he fall into reproach, and the snare of the devil.
  
 
'''First Responsory.'''
 
'''First Responsory.'''
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'''Second Lesson.'''
 
'''Second Lesson.'''
  
T IKEWISE must the Deacons be chaste, not double-tongued, not given to much wine, not greedy of filthy lucre, holding the mystery of the faith in a pure conscience. And let these also first be proved ; then let them use the office of a Deacon, beingfound blameless. Even so must the women l be grave, not slanderers,, sober, faithful in all things. Let the Deacons be the husbands of one wife ; ruling their children and their own houses well. For they that have used the office of a Deacon well, purchase to themselves a good degree, and great boldness in the faith, which is in Christ JESUS.
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<span class="dropcap">L</span>IKEWISE must the Deacons be chaste, not double-tongued, not given to much wine, not greedy of filthy lucre, holding the mystery of the faith in a pure conscience. And let these also first be proved ; then let them use the office of a Deacon, being found blameless. Even so must the women <ref>Probably Deaconesses.</ref> be grave, not slanderers, sober, faithful in all things. Let the Deacons be the husbands of one wife ; ruling their children and their own houses well. For they that have used the office of a Deacon well, purchase to themselves a good degree, and great boldness in the faith, which is in Christ JESUS.
  
 
'''Second Responsory.'''
 
'''Second Responsory.'''
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'''Third Lesson.'''
 
'''Third Lesson.'''
  
&quot;THESE things write I unto thee, hoping to come unto thee short ly ; but if I tarry long, that thou mayest know how thou oughtest to behave thyself in the house of God, which is the Church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth. And, without controversy, great is the mystery of godliness, which was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of Angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory, (iv. I.) But the Spirit speaketh expressly that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils.
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<span class="dropcap">T</span>HESE things write I unto thee, hoping to come unto thee shortly ; but if I tarry long, that thou mayest know how thou oughtest to behave thyself in the house of God, which is the Church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth. And, without controversy, great is the mystery of godliness, which was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of Angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory, (iv. I.) But the Spirit speaketh expressly that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils.
  
 
'''Third Responsory.'''
 
'''Third Responsory.'''
  
 
I will bless, &c., [(p. 376.)]  
 
I will bless, &c., [(p. 376.)]  
 
1 Probably Deaconesses.
 
 
  
 
==Tuesday.==
 
==Tuesday.==
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'''First Lesson.'''
 
'''First Lesson.'''
  
Here beginneth the l<ref></ref> Second Epistle of the Blessed Apostle Paul to Timothy (i. I.)  
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Here beginneth the <ref>Archbishop Kenrick says, &quot; The mention of the approaching consummation of [St Paul s] ministry in the last chapter, and some facts . . . , have induced the general opinion that this was the last letter from his pen.&quot;  </ref> Second Epistle of the Blessed Apostle Paul to Timothy (i. I.)  
  
pAUL, an Apostle of JESUS Christ, by the will of God, according to the promise of life which is in Christ JESUS, to Timothy, my dearly beloved son, grace, mercy, and peace from God the Father, and Christ JESUS our Lord. I thank God, Whom I serve from my forefathers with pure con science, that without ceasing I have remembrance of thee in my prayers, night and day greatly desiring to see thee, being mindful of thy tears, that I may be filled with joy, when I call to remembrance the unfeigned faith that is in thee, which dwelt first in thy grandmother Lois, and thy mother Eunice ; and I am persuaded that in thee also.
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<span class="dropcap">P</span>AUL, an Apostle of JESUS Christ, by the will of God, according to the promise of life which is in Christ JESUS, to Timothy, my dearly beloved son, grace, mercy, and peace from God the Father, and Christ JESUS our Lord. I thank God, Whom I serve from my forefathers with pure con science, that without ceasing I have remembrance of thee in my prayers, night and day greatly desiring to see thee, being mindful of thy tears, that I may be filled with joy, when I call to remembrance the unfeigned faith that is in thee, which dwelt first in thy grandmother Lois, and thy mother Eunice ; and I am persuaded that in thee also.
  
with His holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His own purpose and grace which was given us in Christ JESUS before the world began.
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'''First Responsory.'''
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O God, give ear, &c., [(p. 376.)]
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'''Second Lesson.'''
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<span class="dropcap">W</span>y HEREFORE, I put thee in remembrance that thou stir up the gift of God which is in thee by the putting on of my hands. For God hath not given us the spirit of fear, but of power, and of love, and of soberness. Be not thou therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me His prisoner : but be thou partaker of the afflictions of the Gospel according to the power of God, Who hath saved us, and called us with His holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His own purpose and grace which was given us in Christ JESUS before the world began.
  
 
'''Second Responsory.'''
 
'''Second Responsory.'''
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'''Third Lesson.'''
 
'''Third Lesson.'''
  
T)UT it is now made manifest by the light of our Saviour JESUS Christ, Who hath abolished death, and hath brought life and immortality to light through the Gospel, whereunto I am appointed a preacher, and an Apostle, and a teacher of the Gentiles. For the which cause I also suffer these things ; nevertheless I am not ashamed. For I know Whom I have believed, and am persuaded that He is able to keep that which I have committed unto Him against that day.
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<span class="dropcap">B</span>UT it is now made manifest by the light of our Saviour JESUS Christ, Who hath abolished death, and hath brought life and immortality to light through the Gospel, whereunto I am appointed a preacher, and an Apostle, and a teacher of the Gentiles. For the which cause I also suffer these things ; nevertheless I am not ashamed. For I know Whom I have believed, and am persuaded that He is able to keep that which I have committed unto Him against that day. Hold fast the form of sound words which thou hast heard of me, in faith and love which is in Christ JESUS.
 
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Hold fast the form of sound words which thou hast heard of me, in faith and love which is in Christ JESUS.
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'''First Responsory.'''
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O God, give ear, &c., [(p. 376.)]
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'''Third Responsory.'''
 
'''Third Responsory.'''
  
 
I said, &c., [(p. 377.)]  
 
I said, &c., [(p. 377.)]  
 
'''Second Lesson.'''
 
 
Vy HEREFORE, I put thee in re membrance that thou stir up the gift of God which is in thee by the putting on of my hands. For God hath not given us the spirit of fear, but of power, and of love, and of soberness. Be not thou therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me His prisoner : but be thou partaker of the afflictions of the Gos pel according to the power of God, Who hath saved us, and called us
 
  
 
==Wednesday.==
 
==Wednesday.==
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The Lesson is taken from the Second Epistle of the Blessed Apostle Paul to Timothy (iii. I.)
 
The Lesson is taken from the Second Epistle of the Blessed Apostle Paul to Timothy (iii. I.)
  
&quot;THIS know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come : for men shall be lovers of their own  
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<span class="dropcap">T</span>HIS know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come : for men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, without natural affection, contentious, false accusers, in continent, fierce, discourteous, traitors, heady, high-minded, and lovers of pleasure more than lovers of God ; having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof. And from such turn away.
 
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selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blas phemers, disobedient to parents, un thankful, unholy, without natural affec tion, contentious, false accusers, in continent, fierce, discourteous, traitors, heady, high-minded, and lovers of pleasure more than lovers of God ; having a form of godliness, but deny ing the power thereof. And from such turn away.
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'''First Responsory.'''
 
'''First Responsory.'''
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'''Second Lesson.'''  
 
'''Second Lesson.'''  
  
T^OR of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts, ever learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth. Now, as Jannes and Mambres l withstood Moses, so do these also resist the truth, men of corrupt minds, repro bate concerning the faith : but they shall proceed no further ; for their folly shall be manifest unto all men, .as theirs also was.
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<span class="dropcap">F</span>OR of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts, ever learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth. Now, as Jannes and Mambres <ref>According to Jewish tradition, they were warlocks, disciples of Balaam, who were called in by Pharaoh to oppose Moses in Egypt, and who afterwards accompanied Balaam when he went to curse Israel. The form ot their names slightly varies. Accepted Greek, and Vatican Codex, &quot;Jannes and Jambres,&quot; Midrash Rabbah, &quot; Yuchni and Mature&quot;,&quot; Jonathan ben Uzziel, &quot;Yanis and Yambris,&quot; or &quot;Yamreh.&quot;</ref> withstood Moses, so do these also resist the truth, men of corrupt minds, reprobate concerning the faith : but they shall proceed no further ; for their folly shall be manifest unto all men, as theirs also was.
  
 
'''Second Responsory.'''
 
'''Second Responsory.'''
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'''Third Lesson.'''
 
'''Third Lesson.'''
  
TOUT thou hast been a diligent follower of my doctrine, manner of life, purpose of faith, long - suf fering, charity, patience, persecutions, afflictions, which came unto me at Antioch, 2 Iconium, and Lystra, what persecutions I endured ; but out of them all the Lord delivered me.
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<span class="dropcap">B</span>UT thou hast been a diligent follower of my doctrine, manner of life, purpose of faith, long - suf fering, charity, patience, persecutions, afflictions, which came unto me at Antioch, <ref>Acts xiii. 50 &#8212; xiv. 19.</ref> Iconium, and Lystra, what persecutions I endured ; but out of them all the Lord delivered me. Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ JESUS shall suffer persecution. But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived.
 
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'''Third Responsory.'''
 
'''Third Responsory.'''
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'''First Lesson.'''
 
'''First Lesson.'''
  
Here beginneth the Epistle of the Blessed Apostle Paul to 3 Titus (i. i.)  
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Here beginneth the Epistle of the Blessed Apostle Paul to <ref>A Gentile disciple, and (probably) convert, of St Paul, by whom he was made Bishop in Crete. See Alban Butler. Jan. 4.</ref> Titus (i. i.)  
  
TDAUL, a servant of God, and an Apostle of JESUS Christ, accord ing to the faith of God s elect, and the acknowledging of the truth which is after godliness, in hope of eternal life which God, That cannot lie, promised before the world began, but hath in His own times manifested His word through preaching, which is com mitted unto me according to the com mandment of God our Saviour ; to Titus, my beloved son after the com mon faith ; grace unto thee, and peace, from God the Father, and JESUS Christ our Saviour.
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<span class="dropcap">P</span>AUL, a servant of God, and an Apostle of JESUS Christ, accord ing to the faith of God's elect, and the acknowledging of the truth which is after godliness, in hope of eternal life which God, That cannot lie, promised before the world began, but hath in His own times manifested His word through preaching, which is committed unto me according to the commandment of God our Saviour ; to Titus, my beloved son after the com mon faith ; grace unto thee, and peace, from God the Father, and JESUS Christ our Saviour.
  
 
'''First Responsory.'''
 
'''First Responsory.'''
  
 
In Thee, O God, &c., [(p. 378.)]  
 
In Thee, O God, &c., [(p. 378.)]  
 
1 According to Jewish tradition, they were warlocks, disciples of Balaam, who were called in by Pharaoh to oppose Moses in Egypt, and who afterwards accompanied Balaam when he went to curse Israel. The form ot their names slightly varies. Accepted Greek, and Vatican Codex, &quot;Jannes and Jambres,&quot; Midrash Rabbah, &quot; Yuchni and Mature&quot;,&quot; Jonathan ben Uzziel, &quot;Yanis and Yambris,&quot; or &quot;Yamreh.&quot;
 
 
2 Acts xiii. 50 xiv. 19.
 
 
s A Gentile disciple, and (probably) convert, of St Paul, by whom he was made Bishop in ^Crete. See Alban Butler. Jan. 4.
 
 
 
 
  
 
'''Second Lesson.'''
 
'''Second Lesson.'''
  
T7 OR this cause left I thee in Crete, that thou shouldest set in order the things that are wanting, and or dain Priests in every city, as also I have appointed thee. If any be blameless, the husband of one wife, having faithful children, not accused of riot or unruly. For a Bishop must be blameless, as the steward of God, not proud, not soon angry, not given to wine, no striker, not given to filthy lucre ; but a lover of hospitality, courteous, sober, just, holy, temperate, holding fast the faithful word as he hath been taught ; that he may be able by sound doctrine both to exhort and to convince the gainsayers.
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<span class="dropcap">F</span>OR this cause left I thee in Crete, that thou shouldest set in order the things that are wanting, and ordain Priests in every city, as also I have appointed thee. If any be blameless, the husband of one wife, having faithful children, not accused of riot or unruly. For a Bishop must be blameless, as the steward of God, not proud, not soon angry, not given to wine, no striker, not given to filthy lucre ; but a lover of hospitality, courteous, sober, just, holy, temperate, holding fast the faithful word as he hath been taught ; that he may be able by sound doctrine both to exhort and to convince the gainsayers.
  
 
'''Second Responsory.'''
 
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'''Third Lesson.'''
 
'''Third Lesson.'''
  
17 OR there are also many unruly, vain talkers and deceivers, specially they of the circumcision ; whose mouths must be stopped ; who sub vert whole houses, teaching things which they ought not, for filthy lucre s sake. One of themselves, even a prophet of their own, 1 said : &quot; The Cretans are always liars, evil beasts, slow bellies.&quot; This witness is true.
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<span class="dropcap">F</span>OR there are also many unruly, vain talkers and deceivers, specially they of the circumcision ; whose mouths must be stopped ; who sub vert whole houses, teaching things which they ought not, for filthy lucre's sake. One of themselves, even a prophet of their own, <ref>Epimenides.</ref> said : &quot; The Cretans are always liars, evil beasts, slow bellies.&quot; This witness is true. Wherefore rebuke them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith, not giving heed to Jewish fables, and commandments of men, that turn from the truth. Unto the pure all things are pure ; but unto them that are defiled and unbelieving is nothing pure.
 
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Wherefore rebuke them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith, not giving heed to Jewish fables, and commandments of men, that turn from the truth. Unto the pure all things are pure ; but unto them that are de filed and unbelieving is nothing pure.
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The Lesson is taken from the Epistle of the Blessed Apostle Paul to Titus (ii. 15.)  
 
The Lesson is taken from the Epistle of the Blessed Apostle Paul to Titus (ii. 15.)  
  
&quot;T^HESE things speak, and exhort,, and rebuke with all authority.
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<span class="dropcap">T</span>HESE things speak, and exhort, and rebuke with all authority. Let no man despise thee. (iii. 1.) Put them in mind to be subject to princes and powers, to obey orders, to be ready to every good work, to speak evil of no man, to be no brawlers, but gentle, showing all meekness unto all men.
 
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Let no man despise thee. (iii. i.) Put them in mind to be subject to princes and powers, to obey orders, to be ready to every good work, to speak evil of no man, to be no brawlers, but gentle, showing all meekness unto all men.
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'''Second Lesson.'''
 
'''Second Lesson.'''
  
T7OR we ourselves also were some times foolish, unbelieving, de ceived, serving divers lusts and pleas ures, living in malice and envy, hate ful, and hating one another. But after that the kindness and love of God our Saviour appeared, not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, by the laver of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost, Which He shed on us abundantly through JESUS Christ our Saviour : that, being justified by His grace, we should be made heirs, according to the hope of eternal life.
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<span class="dropcap">F</span>OR we ourselves also were some times foolish, unbelieving, deceived, serving divers lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, and hating one another. But after that the kindness and love of God our Saviour appeared, not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, by the laver of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost, Which He shed on us abundantly through JESUS Christ our Saviour : that, being justified by His grace, we should be made heirs, according to the hope of eternal life.
  
 
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Great, O Lord, &c., [(p. 379.)]  
 
Great, O Lord, &c., [(p. 379.)]  
 
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HPHIS is a faithful saying, and these things I will that thou affirm constantly, that they which have be lieved in God should be careful to maintain good works. These things are good and profitable unto men.
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<span class="dropcap">T</span>HIS is a faithful saying, and these things I will that thou affirm constantly, that they which have believed in God should be careful to maintain good works. These things are good and profitable unto men. But avoid foolish questions, and genealogies, contentions, and strivings about the law ; for they are unpro fitable and vain. A man that is an heretic after the first and second admonition avoid, knowing that he that is such is subverted, and sinneth, being condemned of his own judgment.
 
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But avoid foolish questions, and gene alogies, contentions, and strivings about the law ; for they are unpro fitable and vain. A man that is an heretic after the first and second admonition avoid, knowing that he that is such is subverted, and sinneth, being condemned of his own judg ment.
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Here beginneth the Epistle of the Bles sed Apostle Paul to Philemon (i.)  
 
Here beginneth the Epistle of the Bles sed Apostle Paul to Philemon (i.)  
  
JDAUL, a prisoner of JESUS Christ, and Timothy our brother, unto Philemon our dearly beloved and fellow-labourer, and to our beloved sister Appia, and Archippus our fellowsoldier, and to the Church in thine house. Grace to you, and peace, from God our Father and the Lord JESUS Christ. I thank my God, mak ing mention of thee always in my prayers, hearing of thy love, and faith which thou hast toward the Lord JESUS, and toward all saints : that the communication of thy faith may be come evident by the acknowledging of every good work which is in you in Christ JESUS.
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<span class="dropcap">P</span>AUL, a prisoner of JESUS Christ, and Timothy our brother, unto Philemon our dearly beloved and fellow-labourer, and to our beloved sister Appia, and Archippus our fellow soldier, and to the Church in thine house. Grace to you, and peace, from God our Father and the Lord JESUS Christ. I thank my God, making mention of thee always in my prayers, hearing of thy love, and faith which thou hast toward the Lord JESUS, and toward all saints : that the communication of thy faith may be come evident by the acknowledging of every good work which is in you in Christ JESUS.
  
 
'''First Responsory.'''
 
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'''Second Lesson.'''
 
'''Second Lesson.'''
  
TI^OR I have had great joy and consolation in thy love, because the bowels of the saints are refreshed by thee, brother. Wherefore, though I might be much bold in Christ to enjoin thee that which is convenient, yet for love s sake I rather beseech thee, being such an one as Paul the aged, and now also a prisoner of JESUS Christ.
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<span class="dropcap">F</span>OR I have had great joy and consolation in thy love, because the bowels of the saints are refreshed by thee, brother. Wherefore, though I might be much bold in Christ to enjoin thee that which is convenient, yet for love s sake I rather beseech thee, being such an one as Paul the aged, and now also a prisoner of JESUS Christ. I beseech thee for my son Onesimus, <ref>A run-away slave.</ref> whom I have begotten in my bonds, which in time past was to thee unprofitable, but now profitable to thee, and to me, whom I have sent again to thee.
 
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I beseech thee for my son Onesimus, 1<ref></ref> whom I have begotten in my bonds, which in time past was to thee unprofitable, but now profitable to thee, and to me, whom I have sent again to thee.
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'''Third Lesson.'''
 
'''Third Lesson.'''
  
T^HOU therefore receive him as mine own bowels ; whom I would have retained with me, that in thy stead he might have ministered unto me in the bonds of the Gospel : but without thy mind would I do nothing, that thy benefit should not be, as it were, of necessity, but willingly.
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<span class="dropcap">T</span>HOU therefore receive him as mine own bowels ; whom I would have retained with me, that in thy stead he might have ministered unto me in the bonds of the Gospel : but without thy mind would I do nothing, that thy benefit should not be, as it were, of necessity, but willingly. For perhaps he therefore departed for a season from thee, that thou shouldest receive him for ever ; not now as a servant, but, instead of a servant, a brother beloved, specially to me ; but how much more unto thee, in the flesh, and in the Lord ? If thou count me therefore a partner, receive him as myself. If he hath wronged thee, or oweth thee aught, put that on mine account. I, Paul, have written it with mine own hand.
 
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For perhaps he therefore departed for a season from thee, that thou shouldest receive him for ever ; not now as a servant, but, instead of a servant, a brother beloved, specially to me ; but how much more unto thee, in the flesh, and in the Lord ? If thou count me therefore a partner, receive him as myself. If he hath wronged thee, or oweth thee aught, put that on mine account. I, Paul, have written it with mine own hand.
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'''Third Responsory.'''
 
'''Third Responsory.'''

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