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tftfuj Suntias of ©ctoter* The Fifth Lord's Day of October.
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=====FIRST NOCTURN.=====
 
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Note. The Lessons here assigned for Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday, are to be preferred to those assigned for Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. They are therefore to be read, one after another, upon the first three days of this week upon which the Lessons are according to the Season, the others being omitted, if necessary.
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''Note. The Lessons here assigned for Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday, are to be preferred to those assigned for Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. They are therefore to be read, one after another, upon the first three days of this week upon which the Lessons are according to the Season, the others being omitted, if necessary.''
  
 
'''First Lesson.'''
 
'''First Lesson.'''
  
The Lesson is taken from the Second Book of Maccabees (vi. 18.) '"THEREFORE Eleazar, one of the principal scribes, an aged man and of a well-favoured countenance, was constrained to open his mouth and to eat swine's flesh. But he, choosing rather to die gloriously than to live abominably, came of his own accord to the torment. And when he saw how that it behoved to come, bearing all things patiently, he was resolved not to taste, for the love of life, such things as are unlawful. But they that stood by, moved with cruel compassion, for the sake of the old friendship that they had with the man, took him aside and besought him that flesh might be brought such as was lawful for him to use, and to make as if he did eat of the flesh of the sacrifice commanded by the King, that in so doing he might be delivered from death. So because of the old friendship that they had with the man, they did him this kindness.
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The Lesson is taken from the Second Book of Maccabees (vi. 18.)  
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<span class="dropcap">T</span>HEREFORE Eleazar, one of the principal scribes, an aged man and of a well-favoured countenance, was constrained to open his mouth and to eat swine's flesh. But he, choosing rather to die gloriously than to live abominably, came of his own accord to the torment. And when he saw how that it behoved to come, bearing all things patiently, he was resolved not to taste, for the love of life, such things as are unlawful. But they that stood by, moved with cruel compassion, for the sake of the old friendship that they had with the man, took him aside and besought him that flesh might be brought such as was lawful for him to use, and to make as if he did eat of the flesh of the sacrifice commanded by the King, that in so doing he might be delivered from death. So because of the old friendship that they had with the man, they did him this kindness.
  
 
'''First Responsory.'''
 
'''First Responsory.'''
  
The Lord open, &c, [(p. 251.)] '''Second Lesson.'''
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The Lord open, &c, ''[(p. 251.)]''
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'''Second Lesson.'''
  
DUT he began to consider the excellency that became his age and his ancient years, and the honour wherein from his birth he had continued even unto grey hairs, and the honesty of his conversation from a child, and he answered straightway according to the commandments of the holy Law given by God, that he willed rather to be sent to the grave.
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<span class="dropcap">B</span>UT he began to consider the excellency that became his age and his ancient years, and the honour wherein from his birth he had continued even unto grey hairs, and the honesty of his conversation from a child, and he answered straightway according to the commandments of the holy Law given by God, that he willed rather to be sent to the grave.
  
 
For it becometh not our age, said he, to dissemble, whereby many young persons might think that Eleazar, being fourscore years old and ten, were now gone to a strange religion ; and so they, through mine hypocrisy and [desire to live] in this corruptible life a little longer, should be deceived, and I get a stain to mine old age and make it abominable. For though for the present time I should be delivered from the punishment of men, yet should I not escape the hand of the Almighty, neither alive nor dead.
 
For it becometh not our age, said he, to dissemble, whereby many young persons might think that Eleazar, being fourscore years old and ten, were now gone to a strange religion ; and so they, through mine hypocrisy and [desire to live] in this corruptible life a little longer, should be deceived, and I get a stain to mine old age and make it abominable. For though for the present time I should be delivered from the punishment of men, yet should I not escape the hand of the Almighty, neither alive nor dead.
  
Wherefore now, manfully changing this life, I will show myself such an one as mine age requireth ; and leave a notable example to such as be young, by willingly and courageously dying a seemly death for the most honourable and holy laws. And when he had said these words, immediately he was haled to death. 1 1 He was lashed to death.
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Wherefore now, manfully changing this life, I will show myself such an one as mine age requireth ; and leave a notable example to such as be young, by willingly and courageously dying a seemly death for the most honourable and holy laws. And when he had said these words, immediately he was haled to death. 1  
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1 He was lashed to death.
  
 
VOL. IV. K 278 THE PROPER OFFICE OF THE SEASON.
 
VOL. IV. K 278 THE PROPER OFFICE OF THE SEASON.
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'''Second Responsory.'''
 
'''Second Responsory.'''
  
The Lord hear, &c, (p. 252.) '''Third Lesson.''' ( vi i .
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The Lord hear, &c, ''(p. 252.)''  
  
) T T came to pass also that seven brethren with their mother were taken, and compelled by the King against the Law to taste swine's flesh, and were tormented with scourges and whips. But one of them, who was the first, said thus : What wouldest thou ask or learn of us ? We are ready to die, rather than to transgress the laws which God gave unto our fathers. Then the King, being in a rage, commanded pans and caldrons of brass to be made hot ; which forthwith being heated he commanded to cut out the tongue of him that spake first, and to tear off the skin of his head, and to cut off the ends of his hands and feet, the rest of his brethren and his mother looking on.
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'''Third Lesson.''' ( vii. )  
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<span class="dropcap">I</span>T came to pass also that seven brethren with their mother were taken, and compelled by the King against the Law to taste swine's flesh, and were tormented with scourges and whips. But one of them, who was the first, said thus : What wouldest thou ask or learn of us ? We are ready to die, rather than to transgress the laws which God gave unto our fathers. Then the King, being in a rage, commanded pans and caldrons of brass to be made hot ; which forthwith being heated he commanded to cut out the tongue of him that spake first, and to tear off the skin of his head, and to cut off the ends of his hands and feet, the rest of his brethren and his mother looking on.
  
 
Now, when he was thus maimed in all his members, he commanded him, being yet alive, to be brought to the fire and to be fried in the pan, and while he was a long while suffering therein, the remainder exhorted one another, with the mother, to die manfully.
 
Now, when he was thus maimed in all his members, he commanded him, being yet alive, to be brought to the fire and to be fried in the pan, and while he was a long while suffering therein, the remainder exhorted one another, with the mother, to die manfully.
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'''Third Responsory.'''
 
'''Third Responsory.'''
  
Our enemies, &c, [(p. 252.)] =====SECOND NOCTURN.=====
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Our enemies, &c, ''[(p. 252.)]''
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'''Fourth Lesson.'''
 
'''Fourth Lesson.'''
  
The Lesson is taken from the Sermons of St Gregory of Nazianzus, [Patriarch of Constantinople.] (20th.
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The Lesson is taken from the Sermons of St Gregory of Nazianzus, [Patriarch of Constantinople.] (''20th. On the Maccabees.'')
  
On the Maccabees.) T7LEAZAR was the first-fruits of those who suffered before the coming of Christ, even as wStephen was the first-fruits of those who suffered after that coming. He was a Priest and an Elder, grey in years, and grey also in wisdom. Once he had sacrificed and prayed for the people, but now the time came when he offered himself to God as a burnt sacrifice without blemish, a peaceoffering for all the people, a blessed beginning in that struggle whereunto his words and his silence were alike their exhortation. He presented likewise the bodies of seven children, the offspring of his teaching, "a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God," (Rom. xii. 1,) an oblation more glorious and more pure than any legal offering ; for to give the father credit of his children is most meet and right.
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<span class="dropcap">E</span>LEAZAR was the first-fruits of those who suffered before the coming of Christ, even as Stephen was the first-fruits of those who suffered after that coming. He was a Priest and an Elder, grey in years, and grey also in wisdom. Once he had sacrificed and prayed for the people, but now the time came when he offered himself to God as a burnt sacrifice without blemish, a peace-offering for all the people, a blessed beginning in that struggle whereunto his words and his silence were alike their exhortation. He presented likewise the bodies of seven children, the offspring of his teaching, "a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God," (Rom. xii. 1,) an oblation more glorious and more pure than any legal offering ; for to give the father credit of his children is most meet and right.
  
 
'''Fourth Responsory.'''
 
'''Fourth Responsory.'''
  
Be ye not afraid, &c, (p. 253.) '''Fifth Lesson.'''
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Be ye not afraid, &c, ''(p. 253.)''
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'''Fifth Lesson.'''
  
HP HERE stood the noble and highminded lads, the gallant sons of a noble mother, the glorious champions of the truth, men to whom the epoch of Antiochus was an anachronism, true disciples of the Law of Moses, straitest of the observers of the rites of their forefathers, in that seven-fold number which the Hebrews bless, and which is hallowed and worshipful through the reckoning of Sabbath,—there they stood, with one longing, and one aim, looking to one road to life, even to receive death for God's sake,—there they stood, brethren in soul not less than in body, only covetous one of the other's death.
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<span class="dropcap">T</span>HERE stood the noble and high-minded lads, the gallant sons of a noble mother, the glorious champions of the truth, men to whom the epoch of Antiochus was an anachronism, true disciples of the Law of Moses, straitest of the observers of the rites of their forefathers, in that seven-fold number which the Hebrews bless, and which is hallowed and worshipful through the reckoning of Sabbath,—there they stood, with one longing, and one aim, looking to one road to life, even to receive death for God's sake,—there they stood, brethren in soul not less than in body, only covetous one of the other's death.
  
 
O what a mystery ! They snatched at agony as at treasure, and perilled themselves for the teaching of the Law, with no more fear for what was before than regret for what was behind. Their dread was but one, even lest any should go uncrowned, lest brother should be unwillingly parted from brother, and be saved from the torment of the conflict to gain a disastrous victory.
 
O what a mystery ! They snatched at agony as at treasure, and perilled themselves for the teaching of the Law, with no more fear for what was before than regret for what was behind. Their dread was but one, even lest any should go uncrowned, lest brother should be unwillingly parted from brother, and be saved from the torment of the conflict to gain a disastrous victory.
  
FIFTH WEEK OF OCTOBER. 279 '''Fifth Responsory.'''
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FIFTH WEEK OF OCTOBER. 279  
  
The heathen are assembled, (A 253.) '''Sixth Lesson.'''
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'''Fifth Responsory.'''
  
&c, HP HERE stood the brave and noble mother, burning with love of her children and of God, with her heart rent as few human hearts are riven. Her agony was not so much on account of the tortures which her children suffered, as from fear lest they should shrink therefrom. She yearned not more over those who left this life than she prayed that they who were left might join them ; her anxiety was for the living rather than for the dead. The living were still contending, the dead had safely left the field ; concerning the living she was straitened in not knowing how God would receive them, the dead she knew that God had joined unto Himself.
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The heathen are assembled, &c, ''(p. 253.)''
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'''Sixth Lesson.'''
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<span class="dropcap">T</span>HERE stood the brave and noble mother, burning with love of her children and of God, with her heart rent as few human hearts are riven. Her agony was not so much on account of the tortures which her children suffered, as from fear lest they should shrink therefrom. She yearned not more over those who left this life than she prayed that they who were left might join them ; her anxiety was for the living rather than for the dead. The living were still contending, the dead had safely left the field ; concerning the living she was straitened in not knowing how God would receive them, the dead she knew that God had joined unto Himself.
  
 
'''Sixth Responsory.'''
 
'''Sixth Responsory.'''
  
Thine, O Lord, &c, (p. 254.) =====THIRD NOCTURN.=====
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Thine, O Lord, &c, ''(p. 254.)''
  
Seventh Respo?isory.
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=====THIRD NOCTURN.=====
  
The sun shone, &c, (p. 254.) '''Eighth Responsory.'''
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'''Seventh Responsory.'''
  
One seraph cried, &c, [(p. 216.)] Second Day.
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The sun shone, &c, ''(p. 254.)''
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'''Eighth Responsory.'''
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One seraph cried, &c, ''[(p. 216.)]''
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=== Second Day. ===
  
 
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'''First Lesson.'''
 
'''First Lesson.'''
  
The Lesson is taken from the Second Book of Maccabees (v i. 7.) CO when the first was dead after this manner, they brought the second to make him a mocking-stock ; and when they had pulled off the skin of his head with the hair, they asked him if he would eat before he were punished throughout every member of his body. But he answered in the language of his fathers, and said : No. Wherefore he also received the next torment in order, as the former did ; and when he was at the last gasp, he said : Thou indeed, thou devil, takest us out of this present life, but the King of the world shall raise us up, who have died for His laws, in the resurrection unto life everlasting. After him was the third made a mocking-stock, and when he was required he put out his tongue, (and that right soon,) and held forth his hands manfully, and said courageously : These I had from heaven, but for the sake of God's laws I despise them, from Whom I wait to receive them again. Insomuch that the King, and they that were with him, marvelled at the young man's courage, for that he nothing regarded the pains.
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The Lesson is taken from the Second Book of Maccabees (v i. 7.)
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<span class="dropcap">S</span>O when the first was dead after this manner, they brought the second to make him a mocking-stock ; and when they had pulled off the skin of his head with the hair, they asked him if he would eat before he were punished throughout every member of his body. But he answered in the language of his fathers, and said : No. Wherefore he also received the next torment in order, as the former did ; and when he was at the last gasp, he said : Thou indeed, thou devil, takest us out of this present life, but the King of the world shall raise us up, who have died for His laws, in the resurrection unto life everlasting. After him was the third made a mocking-stock, and when he was required he put out his tongue, (and that right soon,) and held forth his hands manfully, and said courageously : These I had from heaven, but for the sake of God's laws I despise them, from Whom I wait to receive them again. Insomuch that the King, and they that were with him, marvelled at the young man's courage, for that he nothing regarded the pains.
  
 
'''First Responsory.'''
 
'''First Responsory.'''
  
Judas said, &c, (p. 254.) '''Second Lesson.'''
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Judas said, &c, ''(p. 254.)''  
  
TVT OW, when this man was dead also, they tormented and mangled the fourth in like manner.
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'''Second Lesson.'''
  
So, when he was ready to die, he said thus : It is good, being put to death by men, to look for hope from God, to be raised up again by Him ; as for thee, thou shalt have no resurrection to life. Afterward, they brought the fifth also and mangled him. Then looked he unto [the King] and said : Corruptible as thou art, thou hast power over men, and dost 28o THE PROPER OFFICE OF THE SEASON.
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<span class="dropcap">N</span>OW, when this man was dead also, they tormented and mangled the fourth in like manner.
  
what thou wilt ; yet think not that our nation is forsaken of God. But abide awhile, and thou shalt behold His great power, how He will torment thee and thy seed. After him also they brought the sixth ; who, being ready to die, said : Be not deceived without cause ; for we suffer these things of ourselves, having sinned against our God, therefore marvellous things are done unto us ; but think not, thou that takest in hand to strive against God, that thou shalt escape unpunished '''Second Responsory.'''
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So, when he was ready to die, he said thus : It is good, being put to death by men, to look for hope from God, to be raised up again by Him ; as for thee, thou shalt have no resurrection to life. Afterward, they brought the fifth also and mangled him. Then looked he unto [the King] and said : Corruptible as thou art, thou hast power over men, and dost
  
They decked the fore-front, &c, (A 355.) '''Third Lesson.'''
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TDUT the mother was marvellous above all, and worthy of honourable memory, for, when she saw her seven sons slain within the space of one day, she bare it with a good courage, because of the hope that she had in God ; yea, she exhorted every one of them in the language of her fathers, filled with wisdom, and stirring up her womanish thoughts with a manly spirit, she said unto them : I cannot tell how ye came into my womb, for I neither gave you breath nor soul nor life, neither was it I that formed the members of any one of you ; but doubtless the Creator of the world, Who formed the generation of man, and found out the beginning of all things, will also of His own mercy give you breath and life again, as ye now regard not your own souls for His laws' sake.
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what thou wilt ; yet think not that our nation is forsaken of God. But abide awhile, and thou shalt behold His great power, how He will torment thee and thy seed. After him also they brought the sixth ; who, being ready to die, said : Be not deceived without cause ; for we suffer these things of ourselves, having sinned against our God, therefore marvellous things are done unto us ; but think not, thou that takest in hand to strive against God, that thou shalt escape unpunished
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'''Second Responsory.'''
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'''Third Lesson.'''
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<span class="dropcap">B</span>UT the mother was marvellous above all, and worthy of honourable memory, for, when she saw her seven sons slain within the space of one day, she bare it with a good courage, because of the hope that she had in God ; yea, she exhorted every one of them in the language of her fathers, filled with wisdom, and stirring up her womanish thoughts with a manly spirit, she said unto them : I cannot tell how ye came into my womb, for I neither gave you breath nor soul nor life, neither was it I that formed the members of any one of you ; but doubtless the Creator of the world, Who formed the generation of man, and found out the beginning of all things, will also of His own mercy give you breath and life again, as ye now regard not your own souls for His laws' sake.
  
 
'''Third Responsory.'''
 
'''Third Responsory.'''
  
They praised the Lord, &c, (p.
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They praised the Lord, &c, ''(p. 255.)''
  
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===Third Day.===
  
 
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'''First Lesson.'''
 
'''First Lesson.'''
  
The Lesson is taken from the Second Book of Maccabees (vii. 24.) "jVT OW Antiochus, thinking himself to be despised, and suspecting it to be a reproachful speech, whilst the youngest was yet alive, did not only exhort him by words, but also assured him with an oath, that he would make him both a rich and a happy man, and that also he would take him for his friend, and trust him with affairs, if he would turn from the laws of his fathers. But when the young man would in no case hearken unto him, the King called his mother, and exhorted her that she would counsel the young man to save his life. And when he had exhorted her with many words, she promised him that she would counsel her son. But she, bowing herself toward him, laughing the cruel tyrant to scorn, said in the language of her fathers : O my son, have pity upon me, that bare thee nine months in my womb, and gave thee suck three years, and nourished thee, and brought thee up unto this age.
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<span class="dropcap">N</span>OW Antiochus, thinking himself to be despised, and suspecting it to be a reproachful speech, whilst the youngest was yet alive, did not only exhort him by words, but also assured him with an oath, that he would make him both a rich and a happy man, and that also he would take him for his friend, and trust him with affairs, if he would turn from the laws of his fathers. But when the young man would in no case hearken unto him, the King called his mother, and exhorted her that she would counsel the young man to save his life. And when he had exhorted her with many words, she promised him that she would counsel her son. But she, bowing herself toward him, laughing the cruel tyrant to scorn, said in the language of her fathers : O my son, have pity upon me, that bare thee nine months in my womb, and gave thee suck three years, and nourished thee, and brought thee up unto this age.
  
 
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First Responsory .
  
This is a lover, &c, (p. 255.) '''Second Lesson.'''
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This is a lover, &c, ''(p. 255.)''  
  
BESEECH thee, my son, look upon the heaven and the earth, and all that is therein, and consider that God made them of things that were not, and so was mankind made likewise : so may it come that thou shalt fear not this tormentor, but be worthy of thy brethren ; take thy death, FIFTH WEEK OF OCTOBER. 28l that I may receive thee again in mercy with thy brethren. Whilst she was yet speaking these words, the young man said : Whom wait ye for ? I will not obey the King's commandment, but I will obey the commandment of the Law, that was given unto us by Moses. And thou, that hast been the author of all mischief against the Hebrews, shalt not escape the hand of God. For we suffer because of our sins. And though the Lord our God be angry with us a little while for our chastening and correction, yet shall He be at one again with His servants.
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'''Second Lesson.'''
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<span class="dropcap">B</span>ESEECH thee, my son, look upon the heaven and the earth, and all that is therein, and consider that God made them of things that were not, and so was mankind made likewise : so may it come that thou shalt fear not this tormentor, but be worthy of thy brethren ; take thy death,  
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that I may receive thee again in mercy with thy brethren. Whilst she was yet speaking these words, the young man said : Whom wait ye for ? I will not obey the King's commandment, but I will obey the commandment of the Law, that was given unto us by Moses. And thou, that hast been the author of all mischief against the Hebrews, shalt not escape the hand of God. For we suffer because of our sins. And though the Lord our God be angry with us a little while for our chastening and correction, yet shall He be at one again with His servants.
  
 
'''Second Responsory.'''
 
'''Second Responsory.'''
  
Thou, O Lord of all, &c, (p. 256.) '''Third Lesson.'''
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Thou, O Lord of all, &c, ''(p. 256.)''
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'''Third Lesson.'''
  
DUT thou, O godless man, and of all others most wicked, be not lifted up with vain hopes, lifting up thine head against His servants. For thou hast not yet escaped the judgment of Almighty God, Who seeth all things. For my brethren, who have suffered a short pain, are dead under the covenant of everlasting life ; but thou, through the judgment of God, shalt receive a just punishment for thy pride. But I, as my brethren, offer up my life and body for the laws of our fathers, beseeching God that He would speedily be merciful unto our nation, and that thou by torments and plagues mayest confess that He alone is God ; and that in me and my brethren the wrath of the Almighty, which is justly brought upon all our nation, may cease. Then the King, being in a rage, handled him worse than all the rest, taking it grievously that he was mocked. So this man died undefiled, and put his whole trust in the Lord. Last of all, after her sons, the mother was put to death.
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<span class="dropcap">B</span>UT thou, O godless man, and of all others most wicked, be not lifted up with vain hopes, lifting up thine head against His servants. For thou hast not yet escaped the judgment of Almighty God, Who seeth all things. For my brethren, who have suffered a short pain, are dead under the covenant of everlasting life ; but thou, through the judgment of God, shalt receive a just punishment for thy pride. But I, as my brethren, offer up my life and body for the laws of our fathers, beseeching God that He would speedily be merciful unto our nation, and that thou by torments and plagues mayest confess that He alone is God ; and that in me and my brethren the wrath of the Almighty, which is justly brought upon all our nation, may cease. Then the King, being in a rage, handled him worse than all the rest, taking it grievously that he was mocked. So this man died undefiled, and put his whole trust in the Lord. Last of all, after her sons, the mother was put to death.
  
 
'''Third Responsory.'''
 
'''Third Responsory.'''
  
Open Thine eyes, &c, (p. 256.) Fourth Day.
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Open Thine eyes, &c, ''(p. 256.)''
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===Fourth Day.===
  
 
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'''First Lesson.'''
 
'''First Lesson.'''
  
The Lesson is taken from the Second Book of Maccabees (viii. 10.) CO Nicanor undertook to make so much money of the captive Jews, as should defray the tribute of two thousand talents, which the King was to pay to the Romans ; wherefore immediately he sent to the cities upon the sea-coast, proclaiming a sale of the captive Jews, and promising that they should have four score and ten bodies for one talent ; not expecting the vengeance that was to follow upon him from the Almighty. Now, when word was brought unto Judas, he imparted unto those Jews that were with him, that Nicanor was coming. And some of them were fearful, and distrusted the justice of God, and fled ; others sold all that they had left, and withal besought the Lord to deliver them from the wicked Nicanor.
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The Lesson is taken from the Second Book of Maccabees (viii. 10.)
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<span class="dropcap">S</span>O Nicanor undertook to make so much money of the captive Jews, as should defray the tribute of two thousand talents, which the King was to pay to the Romans ; wherefore immediately he sent to the cities upon the sea-coast, proclaiming a sale of the captive Jews, and promising that they should have four score and ten bodies for one talent ; not expecting the vengeance that was to follow upon him from the Almighty. Now, when word was brought unto Judas, he imparted unto those Jews that were with him, that Nicanor was coming. And some of them were fearful, and distrusted the justice of God, and fled ; others sold all that they had left, and withal besought the Lord to deliver them from the wicked Nicanor.
  
 
'''First Responsory.'''
 
'''First Responsory.'''
  
The sun shone, &c, (p. 254.) '''Second Lesson.'''
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'''Second Lesson.'''
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<span class="dropcap">S</span>O Maccabasus called his men together, unto the number of seven thousand, that were with him, and exhorted them not to yield to the enemy, nor to fear the great multitude of the enemy that came wrongfully against them, but to contend bravely, setting before their eyes the injury that these men had unjustly done to the holy
  
CO Maccabasus called his men together, unto the number of seven thousand, that were with him, and exhorted them not to yield to the enemy, nor to fear the great multitude of the enemy that came wrongfully against them, but to contend bravely, setting before their eyes the injury that these men had unjustly done to the holy 282 THE PROPER OFFICE OF THE SEASON.
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place, and the cruel handling of the city, whereof they made a mockery, and also the taking away of the government of their forefathers. "For they," said he, "trust in their arms and boldness ; but our confidence is in the Almighty Lord, Who, at a beck, can cast down both them that come against us, and also all the world." Moreover, he recounted unto them what helps from God had been given unto their fore-fathers, and how under Sennacherib an hundred four score and five thousand perished.
 
place, and the cruel handling of the city, whereof they made a mockery, and also the taking away of the government of their forefathers. "For they," said he, "trust in their arms and boldness ; but our confidence is in the Almighty Lord, Who, at a beck, can cast down both them that come against us, and also all the world." Moreover, he recounted unto them what helps from God had been given unto their fore-fathers, and how under Sennacherib an hundred four score and five thousand perished.
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'''Second Responsory.'''
 
'''Second Responsory.'''
  
They decked the fore- front, &c, (p.
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They decked the fore- front, &c, ''(p. 255.)''
  
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'''Third Lesson.'''
  
HPHUS when he had made them bold with these words, and ready to die for their laws and their country, he divided his army into four parts, and appointed his brethren leaders of each band, to wit, Simon, and Joseph, and Jonathan, giving each one fifteen hundred men. Thereunto also, Esdras read unto them the holy book, and there was given unto them the watchword of "The help of God," and then, himself, leading the first band, joined battle with Nicanor. And by the help of the Almighty, they slew above nine thousand men, and wounded and maimed the most part of Nicanor's host, and so put them to flight. So they took the money of them that came to buy them, and pursued them on all hands ; but, lacking time, they returned ; for it was the day before the Sabbath, and therefore they would no longer pursue them. So when they had gathered their armour and spoils together, they occupied themselves about the Sabbath, yielding praise to the Lord, Who had delivered them that day, causing mercy to begin to distil upon them. And after the Sabbath, they gave part of the spoils to the maimed, and orphans, and widows, and divided the residue among themselves and their servants.
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<span class="dropcap">T</span>HUS when he had made them bold with these words, and ready to die for their laws and their country, he divided his army into four parts, and appointed his brethren leaders of each band, to wit, Simon, and Joseph, and Jonathan, giving each one fifteen hundred men. Thereunto also, Esdras read unto them the holy book, and there was given unto them the watchword of "The help of God," and then, himself, leading the first band, joined battle with Nicanor. And by the help of the Almighty, they slew above nine thousand men, and wounded and maimed the most part of Nicanor's host, and so put them to flight. So they took the money of them that came to buy them, and pursued them on all hands ; but, lacking time, they returned ; for it was the day before the Sabbath, and therefore they would no longer pursue them. So when they had gathered their armour and spoils together, they occupied themselves about the Sabbath, yielding praise to the Lord, Who had delivered them that day, causing mercy to begin to distil upon them. And after the Sabbath, they gave part of the spoils to the maimed, and orphans, and widows, and divided the residue among themselves and their servants.
  
 
'''Third Responsory.'''
 
'''Third Responsory.'''
  
They praised the Lord, &c, (p.
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They praised the Lord, &c, (p. 255.)
  
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===Fifth Day.===
  
 
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'''First Lesson.'''
 
'''First Lesson.'''
  
The Lesson is taken from the Second Book of Maccabees (ix. i.) A BOUT that time came Antiochus "* with dishonour out of the country of Persia. For he had entered the city called Persepolis, and went about to rob the temple, and oppress the city ; whereupon the multitude running to arms, they were put to flight ; and so it happened that Antiochus, being put to flight, returned with shame.
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The Lesson is taken from the Second Book of Maccabees (ix. i.)  
  
Now, when he came to Ecbatane, he heard news of what had happened to Nicanor and Timothy. Then swelling with anger, he thought to avenge upon the Jews the disgrace done unto him by those that made him flee ; therefore commanded he that his chariot should be driven without ceasing, to despatch the journey, the judgment from heaven now following him ; for he had spoken proudly in this sort —"that he would come to Jerusalem, and make it a common burying place of the Jews." '''First Responsory.'''
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<span class="dropcap">A</span>BOUT that time came Antiochus with dishonour out of the country of Persia. For he had entered the city called Persepolis, and went about to rob the temple, and oppress the city ; whereupon the multitude running to arms, they were put to flight ; and so it happened that Antiochus, being put to flight, returned with shame.
  
The Lord open, &c, [(p. 251.)] FIFTH WEEK OF OCTOBER. 283 '''Second Lesson.'''
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Now, when he came to Ecbatane, he heard news of what had happened to Nicanor and Timothy. Then swelling with anger, he thought to avenge upon the Jews the disgrace done unto him by those that made him flee ; therefore commanded he that his chariot should be driven without ceasing, to despatch the journey, the judgment from heaven now following him ; for he had spoken proudly in this sort —"that he would come to Jerusalem, and make it a common burying place of the Jews."
  
DUT the Lord God of Israel, Who seeth all, smote him with an incurable and invisible plague. For, as soon as he had spoken these words, a fearful pain of the bowels came upon him, and sore torments of the inner parts—and that most justly, for he had tormented other men's bowels with many and strange torments. Howbeit, he nothing at all ceased from his spite.
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'''First Responsory.'''
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The Lord open, &c, ''[(p. 251.)]''
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'''Second Lesson.'''
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<span class="dropcap">B</span>UT the Lord God of Israel, Who seeth all, smote him with an incurable and invisible plague. For, as soon as he had spoken these words, a fearful pain of the bowels came upon him, and sore torments of the inner parts—and that most justly, for he had tormented other men's bowels with many and strange torments. Howbeit, he nothing at all ceased from his spite.
  
 
But still filled with pride, breathing out fire in his rage against the Jews, and commanding to hasten the matter, it came to pass that he fell down from his chariot, carried violently, so that, having a sore fall, all the members of his body were much pained.
 
But still filled with pride, breathing out fire in his rage against the Jews, and commanding to hasten the matter, it came to pass that he fell down from his chariot, carried violently, so that, having a sore fall, all the members of his body were much pained.
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'''Second Responsory.'''
 
'''Second Responsory.'''
  
The Lord hear, &c, (p. 252.) Third Lessoji.
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The Lord hear, &c, ''(p. 252.)''
  
A ND thus, he that, a little afore, "^"^ thought that he might command the waves of the sea, (so proud was he beyond the condition of men,) and weigh the high mountains in a balance, was now cast on the ground, and carried in a litter, showing forth in his own person the manifest power of God ; so that the worms rose up out of the body of this wicked man, and, whiles he lived in torments, his flesh fell away, and the filthiness of his smell was noisome to all the army ; and the man that thought, a little afore, he could reach to the stars of heaven, no man could endure co carry, for his intolerable stink.
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'''Third Lesson.'''
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<span class="dropcap">A</span>ND thus, he that, a little afore, thought that he might command the waves of the sea, (so proud was he beyond the condition of men,) and weigh the high mountains in a balance, was now cast on the ground, and carried in a litter, showing forth in his own person the manifest power of God ; so that the worms rose up out of the body of this wicked man, and, whiles he lived in torments, his flesh fell away, and the filthiness of his smell was noisome to all the army ; and the man that thought, a little afore, he could reach to the stars of heaven, no man could endure co carry, for his intolerable stink.
  
 
'''Third Responsory.'''
 
'''Third Responsory.'''
  
Our enemies are gathered, &c, (p.
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Our enemies are gathered, &c, ''(p. 252.)''
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252.) Sixth Day.
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'''First Lesson.'''
 
'''First Lesson.'''
  
The Lesson is taken from the Second Book of Maccabees (x. 1.) TVT OW Maccabaeus and his company, the Lord keeping them, recovered the Temple and the city ; and the altars which the heathen had built in the open street, and also the chapels, he pulled down.
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The Lesson is taken from the Second Book of Maccabees (x. 1.)  
  
And having cleansed the Temple, they made another Altar, and, striking stones, they took fire out of them, and offered sacrifices after two years, and set forth incense, and lights, and shew-bread. When that was done, they fell flat down upon the earth, and besought the Lord that they might come no more into such troubles ; but, if they sinned any more against Him, that He Himself would chasten them with mercy, and that they might not be delivered unto the barbarous and blasphemous nations. Now upon the same day that the strangers profaned the Temple, on the very same day it was cleansed again, even the five - andtwentieth day of the month which is called Casleu.
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<span class="dropcap">N</span>OW Maccabaeus and his company, the Lord keeping them, recovered the Temple and the city ; and the altars which the heathen had built in the open street, and also the chapels, he pulled down.
  
First Responsory .
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And having cleansed the Temple, they made another Altar, and, striking stones, they took fire out of them, and offered sacrifices after two years, and set forth incense, and lights, and shew-bread. When that was done, they fell flat down upon the earth, and besought the Lord that they might come no more into such troubles ; but, if they sinned any more against Him, that He Himself would chasten them with mercy, and that they might not be delivered unto the barbarous and blasphemous nations. Now upon the same day that the strangers profaned the Temple, on the very same day it was cleansed again, even the five-and-twentieth day of the month which is called Casleu.
  
Be ye not afraid, &c, (J). 253.) '''Second Lesson.''' (24.) TVT OW Timothy, whom the Jews had overcome before, when he had gathered a great multitude of foreign forces, and collected horsemen out of Asia, came as though he would take Jewry by force of arms. But when 284 THE PROPER OFFICE OF THE SEASON.
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'''First Responsory.'''
  
he drew near, Maccabaeus and they that were with him prayed unto the Lord, and sprinkled earth upon their heads, and girded their loins with sack-cloth, and fell down at the foot of the Altar, and besought Him to be merciful to them, and to be an Enemy to their enemies, and an Adversary to their adversaries, as the Law declareth. So, after the prayer, they took their weapons, and went on farther from the city ; and when they drew near to their enemies, they stopped.
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Be ye not afraid, &c, ''(p. 253.)''
  
Second Respo?isory.
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'''Second Lesson.''' (24.)
  
The heathen are assembled, &c, (A 2 53-) '''Third Lesson.'''
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<span class="dropcap">N</span>OW Timothy, whom the Jews had overcome before, when he had gathered a great multitude of foreign forces, and collected horsemen out of Asia, came as though he would take Jewry by force of arms. But when
  
TVT OW, the sun being newly risen, they joined both together, the one part having, together with their valour, their refuge also unto the Lord, for a pledge of their success and victory, the other side making their rage leader of their battle. But when the battle waxed strong, there appeared unto the enemies, from heaven, five comely men upon horses, with bridles of gold, leading the Jews ; and two of them took Maccabaeus betwixt them, and covered him on every side with their weapons, and kept him safe, but shot arrows and lightnings against the enemies, so that, being confounded with blindness, and full of trouble, they were killed. And there were slain of footmen twenty thousand and five hundred, and six hundred horsemen. As for Timothy himself, he fled into a very strong hold, called Gazara, where Chereas was Governor.
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'''Third Responsory.'''
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he drew near, Maccabaeus and they that were with him prayed unto the Lord, and sprinkled earth upon their heads, and girded their loins with sack-cloth, and fell down at the foot of the Altar, and besought Him to be merciful to them, and to be an Enemy to their enemies, and an Adversary to their adversaries, as the Law declareth. So, after the prayer, they took their weapons, and went on farther from the city ; and when they drew near to their enemies, they stopped.
  
Thine, O Lord, &c, (p. 254.) The Sabbath.
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'''Second Responsory.'''
  
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The heathen are assembled, &c, ''(p. 253.)''
  
'''First Lesson.'''
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'''Third Lesson.'''
  
The Lesson is taken from the Second Book of Maccabees (xv. 7.) DUT Maccabaeus had ever sure confidence that God would help him.
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<span class="dropcap">N</span>OW, the sun being newly risen, they joined both together, the one part having, together with their valour, their refuge also unto the Lord, for a pledge of their success and victory, the other side making their rage leader of their battle. But when the battle waxed strong, there appeared unto the enemies, from heaven, five comely men upon horses, with bridles of gold, leading the Jews ; and two of them took Maccabaeus betwixt them, and covered him on every side with their weapons, and kept him safe, but shot arrows and lightnings against the enemies, so that, being confounded with blindness, and full of trouble, they were killed. And there were slain of footmen twenty thousand and five hundred, and six hundred horsemen. As for Timothy himself, he fled into a very strong hold, called Gazara, where Chereas was Governor.
  
Wherefore he exhorted his people not to fear the coming of the heathen against them, but to remember the help which in former times they had received from heaven, and now to expect the victory which should come unto them from the Almighty. And so comforting them out of the Law and the Prophets, and withal putting them in mind of the battles that they won afore, he made them more cheerful ; and when he had stirred up their minds, he showed them the falsehood of the heathen, and their breach of oaths. Thus he armed every one of them, not so much with defence of shields and spears, as with good and comfortable words, and, [beside that,] he told them a dream worthy to be believed, whereby he rejoiced all of them.
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'''Third Responsory.'''
  
First Responsoiy.
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Thine, O Lord, &c, ''(p. 254.)''
  
The sun shone, &c, (p. 254.) '''Second Lesson.'''
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===The Sabbath.===
  
AND this was his vision : That "^^ Onias, who had been High Priest, a virtuous and a good man, reverend in guise, gentle in conversation, well - spoken also, and exercised from a child in all points of virtue, holding up his hands, prayed for the whole body of the Jews.
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This done, in like manner there appeared an aged man and exceeding glorious, and of a wonderful and excellent majesty about him. Then FIRST WEEK OF NOVEMBER. 285 Onias answered, saying : This is a lover of the brethren, and of the people of Israel ; this is one who prayeth much for the people, and for all the Holy City, to wit, Jeremiah the Prophet of God. Whereupon Jeremiah held forth his right hand and gave to Judas a sword of gold, and said : Take this holy sword, a gift from God, with the which thou shalt fell the adversaries of my people Israel.
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'''First Lesson.'''
  
Seco?id Responsory.
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The Lesson is taken from the Second Book of Maccabees (xv. 7.)
  
They decked the fore-front, &c, (p.
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<span class="dropcap">B</span>UT Maccabaeus had ever sure confidence that God would help him.
  
255-) '''Third Lesson.'''
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Wherefore he exhorted his people not to fear the coming of the heathen against them, but to remember the help which in former times they had received from heaven, and now to expect the victory which should come unto them from the Almighty. And so comforting them out of the Law and the Prophets, and withal putting them in mind of the battles that they won afore, he made them more cheerful ; and when he had stirred up their minds, he showed them the falsehood of the heathen, and their breach of oaths. Thus he armed every one of them, not so much with defence of shields and spears, as with good and comfortable words, and, [beside that,] he told them a dream worthy to be believed, whereby he rejoiced all of them.
  
T*HUS being well comforted by the words of Judas, which were very good, and able to stir them up to valour, and to encourage the hearts of the young men, they determined to set upon them, and manfully to try the matter by conflict, because the Holy City and the Temple were in danger. For the care they took for their wives . and their children, their brethren and kinsfolks, was in least account with them, but the greatest and principal fear was for the holy Temple. Also, they that were in the city took not little care for them that were gone to the conflict.
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'''First Responsory.'''
  
Third Respo?isory.
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The sun shone, &c, ''(p. 254.)''
  
They praised the Lord, &c, (A 2550 NOVEMBER.
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'''Second Lesson.'''
  
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<span class="dropcap">A</span>ND this was his vision : That Onias, who had been High Priest, a virtuous and a good man, reverend in guise, gentle in conversation, well - spoken also, and exercised from a child in all points of virtue, holding up his hands, prayed for the whole body of the Jews.
  
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This done, in like manner there appeared an aged man and exceeding glorious, and of a wonderful and excellent majesty about him. Then
  
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Onias answered, saying : This is a lover of the brethren, and of the people of Israel ; this is one who prayeth much for the people, and for all the Holy City, to wit, Jeremiah the Prophet of God. Whereupon Jeremiah held forth his right hand and gave to Judas a sword of gold, and said : Take this holy sword, a gift from God, with the which thou shalt fell the adversaries of my people Israel.
  
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'''Second Responsory.'''
  
jHrst SunDag of ^obembcr.
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They decked the fore-front, &c, ''(p. 255.)''
  
The First Lord's Day of November.
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'''Third Lesson.'''
  
Antiphon at the Song of the Blessed Virgin, on the preceding Saturday evening. I saw the Lord sitting upon a throne high and lifted up, * and the whole earth was full of His glory, and His train filled the Temple.
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<span class="dropcap">T</span>HUS being well comforted by the words of Judas, which were very good, and able to stir them up to valour, and to encourage the hearts of the young men, they determined to set upon them, and manfully to try the matter by conflict, because the Holy City and the Temple were in danger. For the care they took for their wives . and their children, their brethren and kinsfolks, was in least account with them, but the greatest and principal fear was for the holy Temple. Also, they that were in the city took not little care for them that were gone to the conflict.
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'''Third Responsory.'''
  
Prayer of the ensuing Sunday.
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They praised the Lord, &c, ''(p. 255.)''
  
  
 
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