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== Second Sunday of November. ==
  
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=== The Second Lord's Day of November. ===
  
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''Antiphon at the Song of the Blessed Virgin on the preceding Saturday.''  Consider, O Lord, how that the city is become desolate * that was full of riches ; she doth sit sorrowful that was great among the nations ; she hath none to comfort her, save Thee, O our God !
  
 
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''Prayer of the ensuing Sunday.''
  
 
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'''First Lesson.'''
 
'''First Lesson.'''
  
The Lesson is taken from the Book of the Prophet Ezekiel (xxi. 1.) A ND the word of the Lord came unto me, saying : Son of man, set thy face toward Jerusalem, and drop thy word toward the Holy Places, and prophesy against the land of Israel. And say to the land of Israel : Thus saith the LORD : Behold, I am against thee, and will draw forth My sword out of his sheath, and will cut off from thee the righteous and the wicked. Seeing then that I cut off from thee the righteous and the wicked, therefore shall My sword go forth out of his sheath against all flesh, from the South to the North, that all flesh may know that I, the Lord, have drawn forth My sword out of his sheath, not to return any more.
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The Lesson is taken from the Book of the Prophet Ezekiel (xxi. 1.)  
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<span class="dropcap">A</span>ND the word of the Lord came unto me, saying : Son of man, set thy face toward Jerusalem, and drop thy word toward the Holy Places, and prophesy against the land of Israel. And say to the land of Israel : Thus saith the LORD : Behold, I am against thee, and will draw forth My sword out of his sheath, and will cut off from thee the righteous and the wicked. Seeing then that I cut off from thee the righteous and the wicked, therefore shall My sword go forth out of his sheath against all flesh, from the South to the North, that all flesh may know that I, the Lord, have drawn forth My sword out of his sheath, not to return any more.
  
 
'''First Responsory.'''
 
'''First Responsory.'''
  
I saw the Lord, &c, (p. 286.) Second Sun&ag of November* The Second Lord's Day of November.
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I saw the Lord, &c, ''(p. 286.)''
  
Antiphon at the Song of the Blessed Virgiii on the preceding Saturday.
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'''Second Lesson.'''
 
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Consider, O Lord, how that the city is become desolate * that was full '''Second Lesson.'''
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CIGH therefore, thou son of man, •^ with the breaking of thy loins, 2 and with bitterness sigh before their eyes. And it shall be, when they say unto thee, Wherefore sighest thou ?—that thou shalt answer : For 1 " The faithlessness of Zedekiah provoked the entire overthrow of the Royal power.' 2 As with the agony of a woman in child-bed. So Abp. Kenrick.
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SECOND WEEK OF NOVEMBER. 295 the tidings ; because it cometh, and every heart shall melt, and all hands shall be feeble, and every spirit shall faint, and all knees shall be weak as water—Behold, it cometh, and shall be brought to pass, saith the Lord God. 1 Again, the word of the Lord came unto me, saying : Son of man, prophesy and say : Thus saith the Lord God : Say—A sword, a sword is sharpened, and furbished. It is sharpened, to slaughter the victims ; it is furbished, that it may glitter.
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<span class="dropcap">S</span>IGH therefore, thou son of man,  with the breaking of thy loins, <ref>As with the agony of a woman in child-bed. So Abp. Kenrick.</ref>  and with bitterness sigh before their eyes. And it shall be, when they say unto thee, Wherefore sighest thou ?—that thou shalt answer : For the tidings ; because it cometh, and every heart shall melt, and all hands shall be feeble, and every spirit shall faint, and all knees shall be weak as water—Behold, it cometh, and shall be brought to pass, saith the Lord God. <ref>The Name.</ref> Again, the word of the Lord came unto me, saying : Son of man, prophesy and say : Thus saith the Lord God : Say—A sword, a sword is sharpened, and furbished. It is sharpened, to slaughter the victims ; it is furbished, that it may glitter.
  
Thou, that removest the sceptre of My son, hast cut down every tree. 2 And I have given it 3 to be furbished, that it may be handled. This sword is sharpened, and it is furbished, to give it into the hand of the slayer.
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Thou, that removest the sceptre of My son, hast cut down every tree. <ref>St Jerome : "Thou, O sword, that removest the sceptre," &c. Targum : " It is drawn out of the scabbard to make a bloody slaughter, it is sharpened to take revenge, for this, that the tribes of the house of Judah and of Benjamin were glad at the tribes of Israel, when they were removed for having served idols ; and they themselves have gone back to stray after wooden dolls." LXX. "Sword! sword! be sharp and angry, to slaughter a slaughter; be sharp to glitter, ready to destroy; slaughter ! ruin ! cut down every tree ! "—(Walton's Polyglott.)</ref> And I have given it <ref>The sword.</ref> to be furbished, that it may be handled. This sword is sharpened, and it is furbished, to give it into the hand of the slayer.
  
 
'''Second Responsory.'''
 
'''Second Responsory.'''
  
Look down, O Lord, &c, (p. 286.) '''Third Lesson.'''
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Look down, O Lord, &c, ''(p. 286.)''  
  
/^RY and howl, son of man, for it 3 shall be upon My people, it shall be ' upon all the Princes of Israel, that are fled. They are delivered up to the sword, with My people : smite therefore upon thy thigh. For it is tried, even to the overthrowing of the sceptre, so that it shall be no more, 4 saith the Lord God. 1 Thou, therefore, son of man, prophesy, and smite thine hands together, and let the sword be doubled, and let the sword of the slain be tripled. This is the sword of the great slaughter, that maketh them stand amazed, and faint in heart, and that multiplied! ruins.
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'''Third Lesson.'''
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<span class="dropcap">C</span>RY and howl, son of man, for it <ref>The sword.</ref> shall be upon My people, it shall be upon all the Princes of Israel, that are fled. They are delivered up to the sword, with My people : smite therefore upon thy thigh. For it is tried, even to the overthrowing of the sceptre, so that it shall be no more, <ref>The sense of the Latin seems to be that the sword has been tried upon Judah as an instrument of chastisement and possible reformation, with a sternness which spared not even to destroy her Royal dignity for ever.</ref> saith the Lord God. <ref>The Name.</ref> Thou, therefore, son of man, prophesy, and smite thine hands together, and let the sword be doubled, and let the sword of the slain be tripled. This is the sword of the great slaughter, that maketh them stand amazed, and faint in heart, and that multiplied! ruins.
  
 
'''Third Responsory.'''
 
'''Third Responsory.'''
  
Consider, O Lord, &c, (p. 286.) =====SECOND NOCTURN.=====
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Consider, O Lord, &c, ''(p. 286.)''
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'''Fourth Lesson.'''
 
'''Fourth Lesson.'''
  
The Lesson is taken from the Exposition of the Prophet Ezekiel, written by St Jerome, Priest [at Bethlehem.] (Bfc. vii. on Ez. xxi.) T N the foregoing chapter it is written : —" Son of man, set thy face toward the way of Theman, and drop thy word toward Darom, and prophesy against the forest of the field of Nageb.. 5 And say to the forest of Nageb : Hear the word of the LORD : Thus saith the Lord God : Behold, I will kindle a fire in thee, and it shall devour every green tree in thee, and every dry tree : the flaming flame shall not be quenched, and all faces from Negab to Tsaphon shall be burned therein.
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The Lesson is taken from the Exposition of the Prophet Ezekiel, written by St Jerome, Priest [at Bethlehem.] (''Bk. vii. on Ez. xxi.'')  
  
And all flesh shall see that I the Lord have kindled it : it shall not be quenched. Then said I : Ah, Lord God ! they say of me, Doth he not 1 The Name.
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<span class="dropcap">I</span>N the foregoing chapter it is written : —" Son of man, set thy face toward the way of Theman, and drop thy word toward Darom, and prophesy against the forest of the field of Nageb. <ref>The three foregoing Hebrew names are preserved by St Jerome in the text. In his version of Ezekiel he translates them respectively, "the south," "the south-wind," and the "south field." So also the Vulgate. In the above translation the quotation is amplified, to clear the sense, which, as the actual text of the Breviary stands, is excessively obscure. Tsaphon means the north.</ref> And say to the forest of Nageb : Hear the word of the LORD : Thus saith the Lord God : Behold, I will kindle a fire in thee, and it shall devour every green tree in thee, and every dry tree : the flaming flame shall not be quenched, and all faces from Negab to Tsaphon shall be burned therein.
  
2 St Jerome : "Thou, O sword, that removest the sceptre," &c. Targum : " It is drawn out of the scabbard to make a bloody slaughter, it is sharpened to take revenge, for this, that the tribes of the house of Judah and of Benjamin were glad at the tribes of Israel, when they were removed for having served idols ; and they themselves have gone back to stray after wooden dolls." LXX. "Sword! sword! be sharp and angry, to slaughter a slaughter; be sharp to glitter, ready to destroy; slaughter ! ruin ! cut down every tree ! "—(Walton's Polyglott.) 3 The sword.
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And all flesh shall see that I the Lord have kindled it : it shall not be quenched. Then said I : Ah, Lord God ! they say of me, Doth he not speak parables?" (xx. 46-49.) But now, as the people asked for something clearer, the Lord doth speak more openly that which He had uttered in what is diversely called metaphor, parable, or proverb : He showeth how that the forest of the field of Nageb, and Darom, and Theman, are figures of Jerusalem, and the Temple, and the Holy-of-Holies, and of all the land of Judah, and that by the flaming fire which should devour the forest, was to be understood that sword, which should be drawn out of the sheath, and should cut off from the land of Israel the righteous and the wicked. The righteous and the wicked are figured by the green tree and the dry tree. Whence also the Lord saith :" If they do these things in a green tree, what shall be done in a dry ? " (Luke xxiii. 31.)
  
4 The sense of the Latin seems to be that the sword has been tried upon Judah as an instrument of chastisement and possible reformation, with a sternness which spared not even to destroy her Royal dignity for ever.
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'''Fourth Responsory.'''
  
5 The three foregoing Hebrew names are preserved by St Jerome in the text. In his version of Ezekiel he translates them respectively, "the south," "the south-wind," and the "south field." So also the Vulgate. In the above translation the quotation is amplified, to clear the sense, which, as the actual text of the Breviary stands, is excessively obscure. Tsaphon means the north.
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I have set watchmen, &c, ''(p. 287.)''
  
296 THE PROPER OFFICE OF THE SEASON.
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'''Fifth Lesson.'''
  
speak parables?" (xx. 46-49.) But now, as the people asked for something clearer, the Lord doth speak more openly that which He had uttered in what is diversely called metaphor, parable, or proverb : He showeth how that the forest of the field of Nageb, and Darom, and Theman, are figures of Jerusalem, and the Temple, and the Holy-of-Holies, and of all the land of Judah, and that by the flaming fire which should devour the forest, was to be understood that sword, which should be drawn out of the sheath, and should cut off from the land of Israel the righteous and the wicked. The righteous and the wicked are figured by the green tree and the dry tree. Whence also the Lord saith :—" If they do these things in a green tree, what shall be done in a dry ? " (Luke xxiii. 31.) '''Fourth Responsory.'''
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<span class="dropcap">T</span>HE first time He had said: "Set thy face toward the South, and drop thy word toward the South wind, and prophesy against the forest of the South." But forasmuch as this seemed dark, and the people knew not what the Prophet said, it is a second time stated more clearly that the forest of the South is Jerusalem ; and all its unfruitful trees, unto whose roots the axe is being laid, are to be understood as figures of her inhabitants ; and the fire to be kindled in it, to be interpreted the sword. A third time <ref>Allusion perhaps to xxxvii. 15 et seq.</ref> is the Prophet commanded that when they should hold their peace, nor ask wherefore he prophesied thus, he should do that by which he should be questioned, and should answer that which the Lord had spoken.
  
I have set watchmen, &c, (p. 287.) '''Fifth Lesson.'''
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'''Fifth Responsory.'''
  
THE first time He had said: "Set thy face toward the South, and drop thy word toward the South wind, and prophesy against the forest of the South." But forasmuch as this seemed dark, and the people knew not what the Prophet said, it is a second time stated more clearly that the forest of the South is Jerusalem ; and all its unfruitful trees, unto whose roots the axe is being laid, are to be understood as figures of her inhabitants ; and the fire to be kindled in it, to be interpreted the sword. A third time 2 is the Prophet commanded that when they should hold their peace, nor ask wherefore he prophesied thus, he should do that by which he should be questioned, and should answer that which the Lord had spoken.
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Hedge us about, &c, ''(p. 287.)''
  
'''Fifth Responsory.'''
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'''Sixth Lesson.'''
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"<span class="dropcap">S</span>IGH thou," He saith, "cry aloud, not softly nor only half sorrowfully, but with the breaking of thy loins, that thy groaning may come from the depth of thy bowels and from the bitterness of thy soul. And this shalt thou do before them. And when they shall ask thee wherefore thou art afflicted with such lamentation, and what evil hath befallen thee that thou groanest thus, thou shalt answer them with My word, saying : I lament, and am not able to hide the grief of mine heart, because that that which hath ever sounded in mine ears will indeed be fulfilled, and cometh, even the host of the wrathful Babylonians which threateneth you ; and when it shall have come, and shall have made trenches all round about Jerusalem, then every heart shall melt, and all hands shall be feeble, and horror shall take hold of the minds of men, and none shall dare to withstand."
  
Hedge us about, &c, (p. 287.) '''Sixth Lesson.'''
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'''Sixth Responsory.'''
  
" C IGH thou," He saith, " cry aloud, not softly nor only half sorrowfully, but with the breaking of thy loins, that thy groaning may come from the depth of thy bowels and from the bitterness of thy soul. And this shalt thou do before them. And when they shall ask thee wherefore thou art afflicted with such lamentation, and what evil hath befallen thee that thou groanest thus, thou shalt answer them with My word, saying : I lament, and am not able to hide the grief of mine heart, because that that which hath ever sounded in mine ears will indeed be fulfilled, and cometh, even the host of the wrathful Babylonians which threateneth you ; and when it shall have come, and shall have made trenches all round about Jerusalem, then every heart shall melt, and all hands shall be feeble, and horror shall take hold of the minds of men, and none shall dare to withstand." '''Sixth Responsory.'''
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We looked for peace, &c, ''(p. 288.)''  
  
We looked for peace, &c, (p. 288.) =====THIRD NOCTURN.=====
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=====THIRD NOCTURN.=====
  
 
'''Seventh Responsory.'''
 
'''Seventh Responsory.'''
  
Blessed is the people, &c, [(p. 288.)] Eighth Responsory .
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Blessed is the people, &c, ''[(p. 288.)]''
  
One Seraph cried, &c, (p. 216.) 1 Allusion perhaps to xxxvii. 15 et seq.
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'''Eighth Responsory.'''
  
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One Seraph cried, &c, (p. 216.)
  
Second Day.
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===Second Day.===
  
 
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'''First Lesson.'''
 
'''First Lesson.'''
  
The Lesson is taken from the Book of the Prophet Ezekiel (xxxiii. 1.) A GAIN, the word of the Lord came *^^ unto me, saying : Son of man, speak to the children of thy people, and say unto them : When I bring the sword upon a land, if the people of the land take a man of their coasts, and set him for their watchman, if, when he seeth the sword come upon the land, he blow the trumpet and warn the people, then, whosoever heareth the sound of the trumpet, andtaketh not warning, if the sword come and take him away, his blood shall be upon his own head. He heard the sound of the trumpet, and took not warning ; his blood shall be upon him.
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The Lesson is taken from the Book of the Prophet Ezekiel (xxxiii. 1.)  
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<span class="dropcap">A</span>GAIN, the word of the Lord came unto me, saying : Son of man, speak to the children of thy people, and say unto them : When I bring the sword upon a land, if the people of the land take a man of their coasts, and set him for their watchman, if, when he seeth the sword come upon the land, he blow the trumpet and warn the people, then, whosoever heareth the sound of the trumpet, and taketh not warning, if the sword come and take him away, his blood shall be upon his own head. He heard the sound of the trumpet, and took not warning ; his blood shall be upon him.
  
 
But he that taketh warning shall deliver his soul.
 
But he that taketh warning shall deliver his soul.
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'''First Responsory.'''
 
'''First Responsory.'''
  
He hath redeemed, &c, (p. 288.) '''Second Lesson.'''
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He hath redeemed, &c, ''(p. 288.)''
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'''Second Lesson.'''
  
T3UT if the watchman see the sword come, and blow not the trumpet, and the people be not warned—if the sword come, and take any person from among them, he is taken away in his iniquity, but his blood will I require at the watchman's hand. So, thou, O son of man, I have set thee a watchman unto the house of Israel ; therefore thou shalt hear the word at My mouth, and warn them from Me.
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<span class="dropcap">B</span>UT if the watchman see the sword come, and blow not the trumpet, and the people be not warned—if the sword come, and take any person from among them, he is taken away in his iniquity, but his blood will I require at the watchman's hand. So, thou, O son of man, I have set thee a watchman unto the house of Israel ; therefore thou shalt hear the word at My mouth, and warn them from Me.
  
 
When I say unto the wicked : O wicked man, thou shalt surely die ! —if thou dost not speak to warn the wicked from his way, that wicked man shall die in his iniquity, but his blood will I require at thine hand.
 
When I say unto the wicked : O wicked man, thou shalt surely die ! —if thou dost not speak to warn the wicked from his way, that wicked man shall die in his iniquity, but his blood will I require at thine hand.
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'''Second Responsory.'''
 
'''Second Responsory.'''
  
I am straitened, &c, (p. 289.) '''Third Lesson.'''
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I am straitened, &c, ''(p. 289.)''  
  
TVJEVERTHELESS, if thou warn the wicked from his way, to turn from it,—if he do not turn from his way, he shall die in his iniquity, but thou hast delivered thy soul. Therefore, O thou son of man, speak unto the house of Israel : Thus ye speak, saying : If our transgressions and our sins be upon us, and we pine away in them, how should we then live ? Say unto them : As I live, saith the Lord God,1 I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but that the wicked turn from his way and live. Turn ye, turn ye from your evil ways !—for why will ye die, O house of Israel ? '''Third Responsory.'''
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'''Third Lesson.'''
  
The Lord hath sent, &c, (p. 289.) Third Day.
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<span class="dropcap">N</span>EVERTHELESS, if thou warn the wicked from his way, to turn from it,—if he do not turn from his way, he shall die in his iniquity, but thou hast delivered thy soul. Therefore, O thou son of man, speak unto the house of Israel : Thus ye speak, saying : If our transgressions and our sins be upon us, and we pine away in them, how should we then live ? Say unto them : As I live, saith the Lord God, <ref>The Name.</ref> I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but that the wicked turn from his way and live. Turn ye, turn ye from your evil ways !—for why will ye die, O house of Israel ?
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'''Third Responsory.'''
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The Lord hath sent, &c, ''(p. 289.)''
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'''First Lesson.'''
  
The Lesson is taken from the Book of the Prophet Ezekiel (xxxiv. 1.) AND the word of the Lord came ^^ unto me, saying : Son of man, prophesy against the shepherds of Israel, prophesy, and say unto the shepherds : Thus saith the Lord God •} Woe be to the shepherds of Israel, that do feed themselves ; should not the shepherds feed the flocks ? Ye 1 The Name.
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The Lesson is taken from the Book of the Prophet Ezekiel (xxxiv. 1.)  
  
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<span class="dropcap">A</span>ND the word of the Lord came unto me, saying : Son of man, prophesy against the shepherds of Israel, prophesy, and say unto the shepherds : Thus saith the Lord God <ref>The Name.</ref> Woe be to the shepherds of Israel, that do feed themselves ; should not the shepherds feed the flocks ? Ye eat the milk, and ye clothe you with the wool, ye kill them that are fat, — but ye feed not the flock. The diseased have ye not strengthened, neither have ye healed that which was sick, neither have ye bound up that which was broken, neither have ye brought again that which was driven away, neither have ye sought that which was lost, but with force and with cruelty have ye ruled them.
 
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eat the milk, and ye clothe you with the wool, ye kill them that are fat, — but ye feed not the flock. The diseased have ye not strengthened, neither have ye healed that which was sick, neither have ye bound up that which was broken, neither have ye brought again that which was driven away, neither have ye sought that which was lost, but with force and with cruelty have ye ruled them.
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'''First Responsory.'''
 
'''First Responsory.'''
  
Before the face, &c, (p. 289.) their hand, and cause them to cease from feeding the flock, neither shall the shepherds feed themselves any more ; and I will deliver My flock from their mouth, that they may not be meat for them any more. For thus saith the Lord God : l Behold, I, even I, will both search My sheep, and seek them out. As a shepherd seeketh out his flock, in the day that he is among his sheep that are scattered, so will I seek out My sheep, and will deliver them out of all places, where they have been scattered in the cloudy and dark day.
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Before the face, &c, ''(p. 289.)''
  
 
'''Second Lesson.'''
 
'''Second Lesson.'''
  
A ND My sheep were scattered, be- '^^ cause there was no shepherd, and they became meat to all the beasts of the field, when they were scattered. My sheep wandered through all the mountains, and upon every high hill ; yea, My flock was scattered upon all the face of the earth, and none did search, none, I say, did search after them. Therefore, ye shepherds, hear the word of the Lord : As I live, saith the Lord God, 1 surely because My flock became a prey, and My sheep meat to every beast of the field, because there was no shepherd, neither did My shepherds search for My flock, but the shepherds fed themselves, and fed not My flock —therefore, ye shepherds, hear the word of the LORD : '''Second Responsory.'''
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<span class="dropcap">A</span>ND My sheep were scattered, because there was no shepherd, and they became meat to all the beasts of the field, when they were scattered. My sheep wandered through all the mountains, and upon every high hill ; yea, My flock was scattered upon all the face of the earth, and none did search, none, I say, did search after them. Therefore, ye shepherds, hear the word of the Lord : As I live, saith the Lord God, <ref>The Name.</ref> surely because My flock became a prey, and My sheep meat to every beast of the field, because there was no shepherd, neither did My shepherds search for My flock, but the shepherds fed themselves, and fed not My flock —therefore, ye shepherds, hear the word of the LORD :  
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'''Second Responsory.'''
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Fence thou this city, &c, ''(p. 290.)''  
  
Fence thou this city, &c, (p. 290.) '''Third Lesson.'''
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'''Third Lesson.'''
  
THUS saith the Lord GOD : l Behold, I am against the shepherds, and I will require My flock at 1 The Name.
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<span class="dropcap">T</span>HUS saith the Lord GOD : <ref>The Name.</ref> Behold, I am against the shepherds, and I will require My flock at their hand, and cause them to cease from feeding the flock, neither shall the shepherds feed themselves any more ; and I will deliver My flock from their mouth, that they may not be meat for them any more. For thus saith the Lord God : l Behold, I, even I, will both search My sheep, and seek them out. As a shepherd seeketh out his flock, in the day that he is among his sheep that are scattered, so will I seek out My sheep, and will deliver them out of all places, where they have been scattered in the cloudy and dark day.
  
 
'''Third Responsory.'''
 
'''Third Responsory.'''
  
Lord God ! have mercy, &c, (p.
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Lord God ! have mercy, &c, ''(p. 290.)''
  
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'''First Lesson.'''
  
The Lesson is taken from the Book of the Prophet Ezekiel (xl. 1.) T N the five-and-twentieth year of our captivity, in the beginning of the year, in the tenth day of the month, in the fourteenth year after that the City 2 was smitten, in the self-same day, the hand of the Lord was upon me, and brought me thither. In the visions of God brought He me into the land of Israel, and set me upon a very high mountain, whereon was as the frame of a city turned toward the south ; and He brought me thither.
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<span class="dropcap">I</span>N the five-and-twentieth year of our captivity, in the beginning of the year, in the tenth day of the month, in the fourteenth year after that the City <ref>Jerusalem.</ref> was smitten, in the self-same day, the hand of the Lord was upon me, and brought me thither. In the visions of God brought He me into the land of Israel, and set me upon a very high mountain, whereon was as the frame of a city turned toward the south ; and He brought me thither.
  
 
'''First Responsory.'''
 
'''First Responsory.'''
  
1 will show thee, &c, (p. 290.) 2 Jerusalem.
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I will show thee, &c, ''(p. 290.)''
  
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'''Second Lesson.'''
  
A ND, behold, there was a man, whose appearance was like the appearance of brass, with a line of flax in his hand, and a measuringreed in his hand ; and he stood in the gate. And this man said unto me : Son of man, behold with thine eyes, and hear with thine ears, and set thine heart upon all the things that I shall show thee, for to the intent that they may be shown unto thee, thou art brought hither ; declare all that thou seest, to the house of Israel.
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<span class="dropcap">A</span>ND, behold, there was a man, whose appearance was like the appearance of brass, with a line of flax in his hand, and a measuring-reed in his hand ; and he stood in the gate. And this man said unto me : Son of man, behold with thine eyes, and hear with thine ears, and set thine heart upon all the things that I shall show thee, for to the intent that they may be shown unto thee, thou art brought hither ; declare all that thou seest, to the house of Israel.
  
 
'''Second Responsory.'''
 
'''Second Responsory.'''
  
I am straitened, &c, (p. 289.) '''Third Lesson.'''
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I am straitened, &c, ''(p. 289.)''
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'''Third Lesson.'''
  
AND, behold, the wall on the outside of the house round about, and in the man's hand a measuringreed of six cubits long, and an handbreadth.
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<span class="dropcap">A</span>ND, behold, the wall on the outside of the house round about, and in the man's hand a measuring-reed of six cubits long, and an handbreadth.
  
 
So he measured the breadth of the building, one reed ; and the height, one reed. Then came he unto the gate which looketh toward the east, "and went up the stairs thereof, and measured the threshold of the gate, which was one reed broad, that is, one threshold was one reed broad.
 
So he measured the breadth of the building, one reed ; and the height, one reed. Then came he unto the gate which looketh toward the east, "and went up the stairs thereof, and measured the threshold of the gate, which was one reed broad, that is, one threshold was one reed broad.
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'''Third Responsory.'''
 
'''Third Responsory.'''
  
The Lord hath sent, &c, (p. 289.) Fifth Day.
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The Lord hath sent, &c, ''(p. 289.)''
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== Thursday. ==
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=== Fifth Day. ===
  
 
====MATTINS.====
 
====MATTINS.====
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'''First Lesson.'''
 
'''First Lesson.'''
  
The Lesson is taken from the Book of the Prophet Ezekiel (xli. 1.) A FTERWARD, he brought me to the Temple, and measured the posts, six cubits broad on the one side, and six cubits broad on the other side, which was the breadth of the Tabernacle.
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The Lesson is taken from the Book of the Prophet Ezekiel (xli. 1.)  
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<span class="dropcap">A</span>FTERWARD, he brought me to the Temple, and measured the posts, six cubits broad on the one side, and six cubits broad on the other side, which was the breadth of the Tabernacle.
  
 
And the breadth of the door was ten cubits ; and the sides of the door were five cubits on the one side, and five cubits on the other side ; and he measured the length thereof, forty cubits, and the breadth, twenty cubits.
 
And the breadth of the door was ten cubits ; and the sides of the door were five cubits on the one side, and five cubits on the other side ; and he measured the length thereof, forty cubits, and the breadth, twenty cubits.
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'''First Responsory.'''
 
'''First Responsory.'''
  
I saw the Lord, &c, (p. 286.) '''Second Lesson.'''
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I saw the Lord, &c, ''(p. 286.)''
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'''Second Lesson.'''
  
CO he measured the length thereof, twenty cubits, and the breadth, twenty cubits, before the Temple ; and he said unto me : This is the Holy of Holies. After, he measured the wall of the house, six cubits, and the breadth of the side, four cubits, round about the house on every side. And the sides, side to side, were twice thirty and three, and they projected above, entering by the wall of the house, in the sides round about, that they might have hold, and yet not touch the wall of the Temple.
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<span class="dropcap">S</span>O he measured the length thereof, twenty cubits, and the breadth, twenty cubits, before the Temple ; and he said unto me : This is the Holy of Holies. After, he measured the wall of the house, six cubits, and the breadth of the side, four cubits, round about the house on every side. And the sides, side to side, were twice thirty and three, and they projected above, entering by the wall of the house, in the sides round about, that they might have hold, and yet not touch the wall of the Temple.
  
 
'''Second Responsory.'''
 
'''Second Responsory.'''
  
Look down, O Lord, &c, (p. 286.) • '''Third Lesson.'''
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Look down, O Lord, &c, ''(p. 286.)''  
  
AND there was a broad passage round about, going up by winding- stairs ; and it led into the upper loft of the Temple all round. Therefore was the Temple broader in the higher parts, and so increased from the lowest chamber to the highest by the midst. I saw also the height of the house round about, the foundations of the side chambers were a full reed, 300 THE PROPER OFFICE OF THE SEASON.
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'''Third Lesson.'''
  
six great cubits ; and the thickness of the wall for the side chamber without was five cubits, and the inner house was inside the side-chambers of the house.
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<span class="dropcap">A</span>ND there was a broad passage round about, going up by winding- stairs ; and it led into the upper loft of the Temple all round. Therefore was the Temple broader in the higher parts, and so increased from the lowest chamber to the highest by the midst. I saw also the height of the house round about, the foundations of the side chambers were a full reed, six great cubits ; and the thickness of the wall for the side chamber without was five cubits, and the inner house was inside the side-chambers of the house.
  
 
'''Third Responsory.'''
 
'''Third Responsory.'''
  
Consider, O Lord, &c, (p. 286.) Sixth Day.
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Consider, O Lord, &c, (p. 286.)
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== Friday. ==
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=== Sixth Day. ===
  
 
====MATTINS.====
 
====MATTINS.====
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'''First Lesson.'''
 
'''First Lesson.'''
  
The Lesson is taken from the Book of the Prophet Ezekiel (xliii. 1.) A FTERWARD, he brought me to -^^ the gate that looketh toward the East. And, behold, the glory of the God of Israel came from the way of the East ; and His voice was like the voice of many waters, and the earth shined with His glory. And I saw the vision, according to the appearance which I saw, when He came to destroy the city ; and the appearance was like the vision that I saw by the river Chebar. And I fell upon my face.
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The Lesson is taken from the Book of the Prophet Ezekiel (xliii. 1.)  
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<span class="dropcap">A</span>FTERWARD, he brought me to the gate that looketh toward the East. And, behold, the glory of the God of Israel came from the way of the East ; and His voice was like the voice of many waters, and the earth shined with His glory. And I saw the vision, according to the appearance which I saw, when He came to destroy the city ; and the appearance was like the vision that I saw by the river Chebar. And I fell upon my face.
  
 
And the glory of the Lord came into the house by the way of the gate whose prospect is toward the East.
 
And the glory of the Lord came into the house by the way of the gate whose prospect is toward the East.
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And the spirit took me up, and brought me into the inner court ; and, behold, the house was filled with the glory of the Lord.
 
And the spirit took me up, and brought me into the inner court ; and, behold, the house was filled with the glory of the Lord.
  
First Resp07isory .
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'''First Responsory.'''
  
I have set watchmen, &c, (p. 287.) '''Second Lesson.'''
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I have set watchmen, &c, ''(p. 287.)''  
  
A ND I heard Him speaking unto ^^ me out of the house, and the man that stood by me said unto me : Son of man, the place of My throne, and the place of the soles of My feet, where I dwell in the midst of the children of Israel for ever, and My Holy Name, shall the house of Israel no more defile, neither they nor their kings, by their whoredom, nor by the carcasses of their kings, nor by their high places. They set their threshold by My threshold, and their posts by My posts, and the wall between Me and them ; and they have defiled My Holy Name by their abominations that they have committed ; wherefore, I have consumed them in Mine anger.
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'''Second Lesson.'''
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<span class="dropcap">A</span>ND I heard Him speaking unto me out of the house, and the man that stood by me said unto me : Son of man, the place of My throne, and the place of the soles of My feet, where I dwell in the midst of the children of Israel for ever, and My Holy Name, shall the house of Israel no more defile, neither they nor their kings, by their whoredom, nor by the carcasses of their kings, nor by their high places. They set their threshold by My threshold, and their posts by My posts, and the wall between Me and them ; and they have defiled My Holy Name by their abominations that they have committed ; wherefore, I have consumed them in Mine anger.
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'''Second Responsory.'''
  
Second Responsory .
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Hedge us about, &c, ''(p. 287.)''
  
Hedge us about, &c, (p. 287.) '''Third Lesson.'''
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'''Third Lesson.'''
  
TVT OW, therefore, let them put away their whoredom, and the carcasses of their kings, far from Me ; and I will dwell in the midst of them for ever. And thou, son of man, show the house to the house of Israel, and let them be ashamed of their iniquities ; and let them measure the pattern, and be ashamed of all that they have done. Show them the form of the house, and the finishings of the building thereof, the goings-out thereof, and the comings- in thereof, and all the forms thereof, and all the ordinances thereof, and all the order thereof, and all the laws thereof; and write it in their sight, that they may keep the whole form thereof, and all the ordinances thereof, and do them.
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<span class="dropcap">N</span>OW, therefore, let them put away their whoredom, and the carcasses of their kings, far from Me ; and I will dwell in the midst of them for ever. And thou, son of man, show the house to the house of Israel, and let them be ashamed of their iniquities ; and let them measure the pattern, and be ashamed of all that they have done. Show them the form of the house, and the finishings of the building thereof, the goings-out thereof, and the comings- in thereof, and all the forms thereof, and all the ordinances thereof, and all the order thereof, and all the laws thereof; and write it in their sight, that they may keep the whole form thereof, and all the ordinances thereof, and do them.
  
 
'''Third Responsory.'''
 
'''Third Responsory.'''
  
We looked for peace, &c, (p.
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We looked for peace, &c, ''(p. 288.)''
  
288.) THIRD WEEK OF NOVEMBER. 301 The Sabbath, ====MATTINS.====
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=== The Sabbath. ===
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====MATTINS.====
  
 
'''First Lesson.'''
 
'''First Lesson.'''
  
The Lesson is taken from the Book of the Prophet Ezekiel (xlvii. 1.) AFTERWARD, he brought me again unto the door of the house ; and, behold, waters issued out from under the threshold of the house, Eastward. For the fore-front of the house stood toward the East ; and the waters came down from under, by the right side of the house, to the south side of the Altar. Then brought he me out by the way of the gate Northward, and led me about the way with-' out unto the outer gate, by the way that looketh Eastward ; and, behold, there ran out waters on the right side.
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The Lesson is taken from the Book of the Prophet Ezekiel (xlvii. 1.)  
  
First Respo7isory.
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<span class="dropcap">A</span>FTERWARD, he brought me again unto the door of the house ; and, behold, waters issued out from under the threshold of the house, Eastward. For the fore-front of the house stood toward the East ; and the waters came down from under, by the right side of the house, to the south side of the Altar. Then brought he me out by the way of the gate Northward, and led me about the way without unto the outer gate, by the way that looketh Eastward ; and, behold, there ran out waters on the right side.
  
Blessed is the people, &c, (p. 288.) '''Second Lesson.'''
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'''First Responsory.'''
  
AND when the man that had the "^^ line in his hand went forth Eastward, he measured a thousand cubits, and he brought me through the waters, —[the waters were] to the ancles.
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Blessed is the people, &c, ''(p. 288.)''
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'''Second Lesson.'''
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<span class="dropcap">A</span>ND when the man that had the line in his hand went forth Eastward, he measured a thousand cubits, and he brought me through the waters, —[the waters were] to the ancles.
  
 
Again, he measured a thousand, and brought me through the waters,—[the waters were] to the knees. Again, he measured a thousand, and brought me through the waters,—[the waters were] to the loins. Afterward, he measured a thousand ; and it was a river that I could not pass over, for the waters were risen, a deep, quick river, that cannot be forded.
 
Again, he measured a thousand, and brought me through the waters,—[the waters were] to the knees. Again, he measured a thousand, and brought me through the waters,—[the waters were] to the loins. Afterward, he measured a thousand ; and it was a river that I could not pass over, for the waters were risen, a deep, quick river, that cannot be forded.
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'''Second Responsory.'''
 
'''Second Responsory.'''
  
1 am straitened, &c, (p. 289.) '''Third Lesson.'''
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I am straitened, &c, ''(p. 289.)''  
  
AND he said to me: Son of man, hast thou seen this ? Then he brought me, and caused me to return to the brink of the river. Now when I had returned, behold, at the bank of the river were very many trees, on the one side, and on the other. And he said unto me : These waters which issue out toward the sand-hills of the East, and go down into the flat country of the desert, shall go into the sea, and when they go forth into the sea, the waters shall be healed. And everything that liveth which moveth, whithersoever the river shall come, shall live ; and there shall be a very great multitude of fish, after that these waters shall come thither, and that they shall be healed. And everything shall live whither the river cometh.
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'''Third Lesson.'''
  
'''Third Responsory.'''
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<span class="dropcap">A</span>ND he said to me: Son of man, hast thou seen this ? Then he brought me, and caused me to return to the brink of the river. Now when I had returned, behold, at the bank of the river were very many trees, on the one side, and on the other. And he said unto me : These waters which issue out toward the sand-hills of the East, and go down into the flat country of the desert, shall go into the sea, and when they go forth into the sea, the waters shall be healed. And everything that liveth which moveth, whithersoever the river shall come, shall live ; and there shall be a very great multitude of fish, after that these waters shall come thither, and that they shall be healed. And everything shall live whither the river cometh.
  
The Lord hath sent, &c., (p. 289.) Eljtrti Suntiag of |kbnnfm\ The Third Lord's day of November.
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'''Third Responsory.'''
 
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Antiphon at the Song of the Blessed Virgin on the preceding evening.
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Hedge us about with Thy wall that cannot be broken down, O Lord, and shield us continually with the arms of Thy might.
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Prayer of the ensm'ng Sunday.
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The Lord hath sent, &c., ''(p. 289.)''
  
  

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