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Here beginneth the Book of Genesis (i. i.)  
 
Here beginneth the Book of Genesis (i. i.)  
  
N the beginning God created the heavens and the earth, And the earth was without form and void, and darkness was upon the face of the deep : and the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. And God said : Let there be light. And there was light. And God saw the light, that it was good ; and God divided the light from the darkness ; and God called the light Day, and the darkness He called Night : and the evening and the morning were the first day. And God said : Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters. And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament. And it was so. And God called the firmament Heaven : and the evening and the morning were the second day.
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<span class="dropcap">I</span>N the beginning God created the heavens and the earth, And the earth was without form and void, and darkness was upon the face of the deep : and the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. And God said : Let there be light. And there was light. And God saw the light, that it was good ; and God divided the light from the darkness ; and God called the light Day, and the darkness He called Night : and the evening and the morning were the first day. And God said : Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters. And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament. And it was so. And God called the firmament Heaven : and the evening and the morning were the second day.
  
 
'''First Responsory.'''  
 
'''First Responsory.'''  
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'''Second Lesson.'''
 
'''Second Lesson.'''
  
AND God said : Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear. And it was so.  And God called the dry land, Earth ; and the gathering together of the waters called He Seas. And God saw that it was good. And God said ; Let the earth bring forth the green herb yielding seed, and the fruit-tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth. And it was so. And the earth brought  
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<span class="dropcap">A</span>ND God said : Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear. And it was so.  And God called the dry land, Earth ; and the gathering together of the waters called He Seas. And God saw that it was good. And God said ; Let the earth bring forth the green herb yielding seed, and the fruit-tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth. And it was so. And the earth brought  
  
 
[Only Doubles Major and Feasts of Doctors may be transferred.]  
 
[Only Doubles Major and Feasts of Doctors may be transferred.]  
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'''Third Lesson.'''
 
'''Third Lesson.'''
  
AND God said : Let the waters bring forth abundantly the mov ing creature that hath life, and fowl that may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven. And God created great whales, and every living creature that moveth, which the waters  
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<span class="dropcap"></span>ND God said : Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fowl that may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven. And God created great whales, and every living creature that moveth, which the waters  
  
 
1 Gen. i. 31.
 
1 Gen. i. 31.
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by St Austin, Bishop [of Hippo.] (''Chaps, xxv., xxvi., xxvii., tom. 3.'')  
 
by St Austin, Bishop [of Hippo.] (''Chaps, xxv., xxvi., xxvii., tom. 3.'')  
  
T^HE Lord threatened man with the punishment of death, in case he sinned. Thus did He gift him with free will, while He yet kept His lord ship over him, and helped him with the dread of destruction. And so He put him in that happy garden, under the . very shadow of the tree of life, in that good place from whence, had he kept his righteousness, he might have passed to a better. But the first man sinned, and was banished from Eden, and infected all his descendants with the disease of sin, poisoning their very root, and bringing upon all that sen tence of death and damnation, which he had earned for himself. So that all that descend by fleshly generation from Adam, and from the guilty woman, who was the cause of his sin and the partaker of his punishment, derive from them original sin ; where by they are drawn through a way of divers sins and sorrows, towards that final ruin which they shall share with the rebel angels who are at once their corrupters, their lords, and their comrades.
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<span class="dropcap">T</span>HE Lord threatened man with the punishment of death, in case he sinned. Thus did He gift him with free will, while He yet kept His lord ship over him, and helped him with the dread of destruction. And so He put him in that happy garden, under the . very shadow of the tree of life, in that good place from whence, had he kept his righteousness, he might have passed to a better. But the first man sinned, and was banished from Eden, and infected all his descendants with the disease of sin, poisoning their very root, and bringing upon all that sentence of death and damnation, which he had earned for himself. So that all that descend by fleshly generation from Adam, and from the guilty woman, who was the cause of his sin and the partaker of his punishment, derive from them original sin ; where by they are drawn through a way of divers sins and sorrows, towards that final ruin which they shall share with the rebel angels who are at once their corrupters, their lords, and their comrades.
  
 
'''Fourth Responsory.'''
 
'''Fourth Responsory.'''
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'''Fifth Lesson.'''
 
'''Fifth Lesson.'''
  
CO &quot;by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin, (and so death passed upon all men,) in whom all have sinned.&quot; (Rom. v.  
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<span class="dropcap">S</span>O &quot;by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin, (and so death passed upon all men,) in whom all have sinned.&quot; (Rom. v.  
  
 
i i. 8. 12.) By the world the Apostle signifieth in this place all mankind. Thus then hath the matter stood. The damned mass of humanity lay in misery, or rather wallowed in it, and fell from bad to worse, till it joined the company of the sinning angels, and both together suffered the deserved punishment of their vile treason.
 
i i. 8. 12.) By the world the Apostle signifieth in this place all mankind. Thus then hath the matter stood. The damned mass of humanity lay in misery, or rather wallowed in it, and fell from bad to worse, till it joined the company of the sinning angels, and both together suffered the deserved punishment of their vile treason.
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'''Sixth Lesson.'''
 
'''Sixth Lesson.'''
  
&quot;PO the wrath of God appertained whatever sin man, through the blind and untamed sting of his flesh, willingly committeth, and whatever punishment, declared and open, he unwillingly suffereth. There is, in deed, no pause in that goodness of the Creator whereby He giveth even to the traitor angels life and strength, (which if He gave not, they would be annihilated,) and whereby He formeth the seed of men, though they come of a corrupt and condemned stock, quickeneth them, strengtheneth and fitteth their limbs for the changing seasons of their life, extendeth their knowledge in divers places, and giveth them whereon to live. It hath been His will rather to draw good out of evil, than to suffer that there should be no evil.
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<span class="dropcap">T</span>O the wrath of God appertained whatever sin man, through the blind and untamed sting of his flesh, willingly committeth, and whatever punishment, declared and open, he unwillingly suffereth. There is, in deed, no pause in that goodness of the Creator whereby He giveth even to the traitor angels life and strength, (which if He gave not, they would be annihilated,) and whereby He formeth the seed of men, though they come of a corrupt and condemned stock, quickeneth them, strengtheneth and fitteth their limbs for the changing seasons of their life, extendeth their knowledge in divers places, and giveth them whereon to live. It hath been His will rather to draw good out of evil, than to suffer that there should be no evil.
  
 
'''Sixth Responsory.'''
 
'''Sixth Responsory.'''
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The Lesson is taken from the Holy Gospel according to Matthew (xx. I.)  
 
The Lesson is taken from the Holy Gospel according to Matthew (xx. I.)  
  
A T that time : JESUS spake this parable unto His Disciples : The kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that is an householder, which went out early in the morning to hire labourers into his vineyard. And so on.
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<span class="dropcap">A</span>T that time : JESUS spake this parable unto His Disciples : The kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that is an householder, which went out early in the morning to hire labourers into his vineyard. And so on.
  
Homily by Pope St Gregory [the Great] (19th on the Gospels.}
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Homily by Pope St Gregory [the Great] (''19th on the Gospels.'')
  
 
We hear that the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that is an house holder, which went out early in the morning, to hire labourers into his vineyard. Who indeed is more justly to be likened to an householder than our Maker, Who is the Head of the household of faith, bearing rule over them whom He hath made, and being Master of His chosen ones in the world, as a Master over those that are in his house ? He it is That hath the Church for a vineyard, a vineyard that ceaseth not to bring forth branches of the True Vine, from righteous Abel to the last of the elect that shall be born in the world.
 
We hear that the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that is an house holder, which went out early in the morning, to hire labourers into his vineyard. Who indeed is more justly to be likened to an householder than our Maker, Who is the Head of the household of faith, bearing rule over them whom He hath made, and being Master of His chosen ones in the world, as a Master over those that are in his house ? He it is That hath the Church for a vineyard, a vineyard that ceaseth not to bring forth branches of the True Vine, from righteous Abel to the last of the elect that shall be born in the world.
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'''Eighth Lesson.'''
 
'''Eighth Lesson.'''
  
HTHIS householder, then, for the cultivation of his vineyard, goeth out early in the morning, and at the third hour, and the sixth hour, and the ninth hour, and the eleventh hour, to hire labourers into his vineyard. Thus the Lord, from the beginning to the end of the world, ceaseth not to gather together preachers for the instruction of His faithful people. The early morning of the world was from Adam until Noah ; the third hour from Noah until Abraham ; the sixth hour from Abraham until Moses ; the ninth hour from Moses until the coming of the Lord ; the eleventh hour from the coming of the Lord until the end of the world. At this eleventh hour are sent forth as preachers the Holy Apostles, who have received full wages, albeit they be come in late.
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<span class="dropcap">T</span>HIS householder, then, for the cultivation of his vineyard, goeth out early in the morning, and at the third hour, and the sixth hour, and the ninth hour, and the eleventh hour, to hire labourers into his vineyard. Thus the Lord, from the beginning to the end of the world, ceaseth not to gather together preachers for the instruction of His faithful people. The early morning of the world was from Adam until Noah ; the third hour from Noah until Abraham ; the sixth hour from Abraham until Moses ; the ninth hour from Moses until the coming of the Lord ; the eleventh hour from the coming of the Lord until the end of the world. At this eleventh hour are sent forth as preachers the Holy Apostles, who have received full wages, albeit they be come in late.
  
 
'''Eighth Responsory.'''
 
'''Eighth Responsory.'''
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'''Ninth Lesson.'''
 
'''Ninth Lesson.'''
  
T7OR the cultivation of His vineyard, (that is, the instruction of His people, ) the Lord hath never ceased to send into it labourers. First, by the Fathers, then, by the Prophets and Teachers of the Law, and lastly, by the Apostles He hath dressed and tended the lives of His people, as the owner of a vineyard dresseth and tendeth it by means of workmen.  Whoever in whatever degree joined to a right faith the teaching of right eousness, was so far one of God s labourers in God s vineyard. By the labourers at early morning, and at the third hour, the sixth hour, and the ninth hour, may be understood God s ancient people, the Hebrews, who strove to worship Him with a right faith in company with His chosen ones from the very beginning of the world, and thus continually laboured in His vineyard. And now, at the eleventh hour, it is said unto the Gentiles also : &quot; Why stand ye here all the day idle ? &quot;  
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<span class="dropcap">F</span>OR the cultivation of His vineyard, (that is, the instruction of His people, ) the Lord hath never ceased to send into it labourers. First, by the Fathers, then, by the Prophets and Teachers of the Law, and lastly, by the Apostles He hath dressed and tended the lives of His people, as the owner of a vineyard dresseth and tendeth it by means of workmen.  Whoever in whatever degree joined to a right faith the teaching of righteousness, was so far one of God's labourers in God's vineyard. By the labourers at early morning, and at the third hour, the sixth hour, and the ninth hour, may be understood God s ancient people, the Hebrews, who strove to worship Him with a right faith in company with His chosen ones from the very beginning of the world, and thus continually laboured in His vineyard. And now, at the eleventh hour, it is said unto the Gentiles also : &quot; Why stand ye here all the day idle ? &quot;  
  
 
''The Hymn'', &quot;We praise Thee, O God,&quot; &c., ''is not said on this or any other Sunday before Easter.''
 
''The Hymn'', &quot;We praise Thee, O God,&quot; &c., ''is not said on this or any other Sunday before Easter.''
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''Second Antiphon.'' I will praise Thee, * for Thou hast heard me.
 
''Second Antiphon.'' I will praise Thee, * for Thou hast heard me.
  
Psalm CXVIL
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'''Psalm CXVIL'''
  
 
  O give thanks unto the LORD, &c., [(p, 370.)]  
 
  O give thanks unto the LORD, &c., [(p, 370.)]  
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''Chapter,'' (i Cor. ix. 24.)  
 
''Chapter,'' (i Cor. ix. 24.)  
  
1DRETHREN, know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize ? So run that ye may obtain.
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<span class="dropcap">B</span>RETHREN, know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize ? So run that ye may obtain.
  
 
''Verse.'' LORD, Thou hast been our refuge.
 
''Verse.'' LORD, Thou hast been our refuge.
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''Prayer throughout the day and week.''
 
''Prayer throughout the day and week.''
  
C\ LORD, we beseech Thee favour- ^^ ably to hear the prayers of Thy people ; that we, who are justly punished for our offences, may be mercifully delivered by Thy goodness, for the glory of Thy Name. Through our Lord JESUS Christ Thy Son, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, one God, world without end. Amen.
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<span class="dropcap">O</span> LORD, we beseech Thee favourably to hear the prayers of Thy people ; that we, who are justly punished for our offences, may be mercifully delivered by Thy goodness, for the glory of Thy Name. Through our Lord JESUS Christ Thy Son, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, one God, world without end. Amen.
  
 
====PRIME.====
 
====PRIME.====
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''Antiphon.'' Go ye also * into my vineyard, and whatsoever is right, that will I give you.
 
''Antiphon.'' Go ye also * into my vineyard, and whatsoever is right, that will I give you.
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''The Chapter is taken from Lauds.''
  
 
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''Chapter,'' (i Cor. ix. 25.)  
 
''Chapter,'' (i Cor. ix. 25.)  
  
AND every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things.  Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown, but we an incorruptible.
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<span class="dropcap">A</span>ND every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things.  Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown, but we an incorruptible.
  
 
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''Chapter,'' (i Cor. x. 4.)  
 
''Chapter,'' (i Cor. x. 4.)  
  
TI^OR they drank of that spiritual rock that followed them : and that rock was Christ. But with many of them God was not well pleased.
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<span class="dropcap">F</span>OR they drank of that spiritual rock that followed them : and that rock was Christ. But with many of them God was not well pleased.
  
 
====VESPERS.====
 
====VESPERS.====
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The Lesson is taken from the Book of Genesis (i. 27.)  
 
The Lesson is taken from the Book of Genesis (i. 27.)  
  
CO God created man in His Own *^ image ; in the image of God The Chapter is taken from Lauds. created He him : male and female  
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<span class="dropcap">S</span>O God created man in His Own image ; in the image of God created He him : male and female  
  
 
1 Greek, denarion. Its value was nearly a shilling.
 
1 Greek, denarion. Its value was nearly a shilling.
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created He them. And God blessed them, and said unto them : Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it ; and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.  And God said : Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed which is upon the face of the earth, and every tree in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed, to you it shall be for meat. And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to every thing that creepeth upon the earth wherein there is life, [I have given it] for meat. And it was so.
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created He them. And God blessed them, and said unto them : Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it ; and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.  And God said : Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed which is upon the face of the earth, and every tree in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed, to you it shall be for meat. And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to every thing that creepeth upon the earth wherein there is life, [I have given it] for meat. And it was so. And God saw everything that He had made, and it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the Sixth Day.
 
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And God saw everything that He had made, and it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the Sixth Day.
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'''First Responsory.'''
 
'''First Responsory.'''
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'''Second Lesson.'''
 
'''Second Lesson.'''
  
^HUS the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them. And on the seventh day God ended His work which He had made ; and He rested on the seventh day from all His work which He had made.  And God blessed the seventh day and sanctified it, because that in it He had rested from all His work, which He created and made. These are the generations of the heavens and of the earth, when they were created, in the day that the LORD God made the heavens and the earth, and every plant of the field before it sprung up in the earth, and every herb of the field before it grew : for the LORD God had not caused it to rain upon the earth, and there was not a man to till the ground ; but there rose up a spring 2<ref></ref> from the earth and watered the whole face of the ground.
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<span class="dropcap">T</span>HUS the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them. And on the seventh day God ended His work which He had made ; and He rested on the seventh day from all His work which He had made.  And God blessed the seventh day and sanctified it, because that in it He had rested from all His work, which He created and made. These are the generations of the heavens and of the earth, when they were created, in the day that the LORD God made the heavens and the earth, and every plant of the field before it sprung up in the earth, and every herb of the field before it grew : for the LORD God had not caused it to rain upon the earth, and there was not a man to till the ground ; but there rose up a spring 2<ref></ref> from the earth and watered the whole face of the ground.
  
 
'''Second Responsory.'''
 
'''Second Responsory.'''
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'''Third Lesson.'''
 
'''Third Lesson.'''
  
CO the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his face the breath of life, and man became a living soul.  And the LORD God had planted a garden aforetime in Eden, and there He put the man whom He had formed.  And out of the ground made the LORD God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food : the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil. And a river went out of Eden to water the garden, and from thence it was parted, and became into four heads.
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<span class="dropcap">S</span>O the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his face the breath of life, and man became a living soul.  And the LORD God had planted a garden aforetime in Eden, and there He put the man whom He had formed.  And out of the ground made the LORD God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food : the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil. And a river went out of Eden to water the garden, and from thence it was parted, and became into four heads.
  
 
2 Hebrew, &quot;a mist. ni. 19 ; iv. 12.
 
2 Hebrew, &quot;a mist. ni. 19 ; iv. 12.
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The Lesson is taken from the Book of Genesis (ii. 15.)  
 
The Lesson is taken from the Book of Genesis (ii. 15.)  
  
CO the LORD God took the man and put him into the garden of Eden, to dress it and to keep it ; and He commanded him, saying : Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat ; but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it : for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die. And the LORD God said : It is not good that the man should be alone ; let Us make him an help meet for him.
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<span class="dropcap">S</span>O the LORD God took the man and put him into the garden of Eden, to dress it and to keep it ; and He commanded him, saying : Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat ; but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it : for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die. And the LORD God said : It is not good that the man should be alone ; let Us make him an help meet for him.
  
 
'''First Responsory.'''
 
'''First Responsory.'''
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'''Second Lesson.'''
 
'''Second Lesson.'''
  
CO out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air, and brought them unto Adam, to see what he would call them. And whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that was the name thereof. And Adam gave names to all cattle, and to every fowl of the air, and to every beast of the field. But for Adam there was not found an help meet for him.
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<span class="dropcap">S</span>O out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air, and brought them unto Adam, to see what he would call them. And whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that was the name thereof. And Adam gave names to all cattle, and to every fowl of the air, and to every beast of the field. But for Adam there was not found an help meet for him.
  
 
'''Second Responsory.'''
 
'''Second Responsory.'''
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'''Third Lesson.'''
 
'''Third Lesson.'''
  
AND the LORD God caused a ^^ deep sleep to fall upon Adam. And while he slept, He took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof. And the rib which the LORD God had taken from Adam made He a woman, and brought her unto Adam.  And Adam said : This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh : she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man. Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother ; and shall cleave unto his wife ; and they twain shall be one flesh.
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<span class="dropcap">A</span>ND the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam. And while he slept, He took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof. And the rib which the LORD God had taken from Adam made He a woman, and brought her unto Adam.  And Adam said : This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh : she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man. Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother ; and shall cleave unto his wife ; and they twain shall be one flesh.
  
 
'''Third Responsory.'''
 
'''Third Responsory.'''
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The Lesson is taken from the Book of Genesis (iii. i.)  
 
The Lesson is taken from the Book of Genesis (iii. i.)  
  
&quot;VT OW the serpent was more subtle than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman : Why hath God said ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden ? And the woman said unto the serpent : We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden ; but of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said : Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die. And the serpent said unto the woman : Ye shall not surely die. For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil. And the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired: and she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her hus band with her, and he did eat. And the eyes of them both were opened.
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<span class="dropcap">N</span>OW the serpent was more subtle than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman : Why hath God said ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden ? And the woman said unto the serpent : We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden ; but of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said : Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die. And the serpent said unto the woman : Ye shall not surely die. For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil. And the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired: and she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her hus band with her, and he did eat. And the eyes of them both were opened.
  
 
'''First Responsory.'''
 
'''First Responsory.'''
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'''Second Lesson.'''
 
'''Second Lesson.'''
  
AND when they knew that they were naked, they sewed figleaves together, and made themselves aprons. And they heard the voice of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day ; and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God amidst the trees of the garden. And the LORD God called unto Adam, and said unto him : Where art thou ? And he said : I heard Thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked, and I hid myself. And He said : Who told thee that thou wast naked ? Hast thou eaten of the tree whereof I commanded thee that thou shouldest not eat ? And Adam said : The woman, whom Thou gavest me to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I did eat. And the LORD God said unto the Woman : Wherefore hast thou done this ? And she said : The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat.
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<span class="dropcap">A</span>ND when they knew that they were naked, they sewed figleaves together, and made themselves aprons. And they heard the voice of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day ; and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God amidst the trees of the garden. And the LORD God called unto Adam, and said unto him : Where art thou ? And he said : I heard Thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked, and I hid myself. And He said : Who told thee that thou wast naked ? Hast thou eaten of the tree whereof I commanded thee that thou shouldest not eat ? And Adam said : The woman, whom Thou gavest me to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I did eat. And the LORD God said unto the Woman : Wherefore hast thou done this ? And she said : The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat.
  
 
'''Second Responsory.'''
 
'''Second Responsory.'''
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'''Third Lesson.'''
 
'''Third Lesson.'''
  
AND the LORD God said unto the serpent : Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field ; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life.  I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed ; she l shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise her heel. And unto the woman he said : I will greatly multiply thy sorrows and thy conception : in sorrow shalt thou bring forth children, and thou shalt be in the power of thy husband, and he shall rule over thee. And unto Adam He said : Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree of which I commanded thee, saying : Thou shalt not eat of it cursed is the ground whereon thou shalt labour ; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life. Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee, and thou shalt eat the herb of the field. In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground ; for out of it wast thou taken ; for dust thou art, and unto dust thou shalt return. And Adam called his wife s name Eve, 2<ref></ref> because she was the mother of all living.
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<span class="dropcap">A</span>ND the LORD God said unto the serpent : Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field ; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life.  I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed ; she l<ref></ref> shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise her heel. And unto the woman he said : I will greatly multiply thy sorrows and thy conception : in sorrow shalt thou bring forth children, and thou shalt be in the power of thy husband, and he shall rule over thee. And unto Adam He said : Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree of which I commanded thee, saying : Thou shalt not eat of it cursed is the ground whereon thou shalt labour ; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life. Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee, and thou shalt eat the herb of the field. In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground ; for out of it wast thou taken ; for dust thou art, and unto dust thou shalt return. And Adam called his wife s name Eve, 2<ref></ref> because she was the mother of all living.
  
1 Ipsa. Abp. Kenrick remarks that two MSS. examined by Kennicott read as the Vulgate, and that in the very ancient style of the Pentateuch the gender of the Pronoun (without points) is common. &quot; The verb, however, is masculine, and the text is applied by St Irenseus to Christ as the Seed predestined to trample under foot the seed of the serpent.
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1 Ipsa. Abp. Kenrick remarks that two MSS. examined by Kennicott read as the Vulgate, and that in the very ancient style of the Pentateuch the gender of the Pronoun (without points) is common. &quot; The verb, however, is masculine, and the text is applied by St Irenseus to Christ as the Seed predestined to trample under foot the seed of the serpent. &quot; See also the Breviary itself, on March 25. (Fourth Lesson.) [Scholars now agree that the &quot;ipsa&quot; of the Vulgate here is a scribal error, and that the passage refers to Christ.]  
 
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&quot; See also the Breviary itself, on March 25. (Fourth Lesson.) [Scholars now agree that the &quot;ipsa&quot; of the Vulgate here is a scribal error, and that the passage refers to Christ.]  
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2 Chavah = Life.
 
2 Chavah = Life.
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The Lesson is taken from the Book of Genesis (iv. i.)  
 
The Lesson is taken from the Book of Genesis (iv. i.)  
  
AND Adam knew his wife, and she conceived, and bare Cain, and said : I have gotten a man from GOD.1<ref></ref> And she again bare his brother Abel and Abel was a keeper of sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the ground.  And in process of time it came to pass that Cain brought of the fruit of the ground an offering unto the LORD.  And Abel, he also brought of the firstlings of his flock, and of the fat thereof. And the LORD had respect to Abel, and to his offering. But unto Cain and to his offering He had not respect : and Cain was very wroth, and his countenance fell. And the LORD said unto him : Why art thou wroth ? and why is thy countenance fallen ? If thou doest well shalt thou not be accepted ? and if thou doest not well, doth not sin lie at the door ? 2<ref></ref> But the desire thereof is under thee, and thou hast control over it.
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<span class="dropcap">A</span>ND Adam knew his wife, and she conceived, and bare Cain, and said : I have gotten a man from GOD.1<ref></ref> And she again bare his brother Abel and Abel was a keeper of sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the ground.  And in process of time it came to pass that Cain brought of the fruit of the ground an offering unto the LORD.  And Abel, he also brought of the firstlings of his flock, and of the fat thereof. And the LORD had respect to Abel, and to his offering. But unto Cain and to his offering He had not respect : and Cain was very wroth, and his countenance fell. And the LORD said unto him : Why art thou wroth ? and why is thy countenance fallen ? If thou doest well shalt thou not be accepted ? and if thou doest not well, doth not sin lie at the door ? 2<ref></ref> But the desire thereof is under thee, and thou hast control over it.
  
 
1 The name.
 
1 The name.
  
- Like a beast of prey lying in wait. (Gesenius.) The Targum of Jonathan ben Uzziel on the whole passage is : &quot;If thou doest thy work well, will not thy guilt be forgiven thee? But if thou doest not thy work well in this world, thy sin is retained unto the day of the great judgment, and at the doors of thy heart lieth thy sin. And into thy hand have I delivered the power over evil passion, and unto thee shall be the inclination thereof, that thou mayest have authority over it, to become righteous, or to sin.&quot; (Etheridge s translation, I. 170.)  
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2 Like a beast of prey lying in wait. (Gesenius.) The Targum of Jonathan ben Uzziel on the whole passage is : &quot;If thou doest thy work well, will not thy guilt be forgiven thee? But if thou doest not thy work well in this world, thy sin is retained unto the day of the great judgment, and at the doors of thy heart lieth thy sin. And into thy hand have I delivered the power over evil passion, and unto thee shall be the inclination thereof, that thou mayest have authority over it, to become righteous, or to sin.&quot; (Etheridge s translation, I. 170.)  
  
 
3 The Jerusalem Targum softens the hopelessness of this exclamation. &quot; My sins are greater than can be borne. Nevertheless there is power before Thee to absolve and forgive me.&quot; (Etheridge s translation, I. 172.)  
 
3 The Jerusalem Targum softens the hopelessness of this exclamation. &quot; My sins are greater than can be borne. Nevertheless there is power before Thee to absolve and forgive me.&quot; (Etheridge s translation, I. 172.)  
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'''Last Psalm.'''
 
'''Last Psalm.'''
  
Ps. cxvi. O praise the LORD, &c., [(p. 186.)]
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'''Ps. cxvi.''' O praise the LORD, &c., [(p. 186.)]
  
 
'''Hymn''' 1<ref></ref>
 
'''Hymn''' 1<ref></ref>
  
SEE the Eternal Word descending  
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<span class="dropcap">S</span>EE the Eternal Word descending <br/>
From the throne of bliss supreme,  
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From the throne of bliss supreme, <br/>
Love-constrained, His way now wending  
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Love-constrained, His way now wending <br/>
Adam's children to redeem.
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Adam's children to redeem.<br/>
  
Pitying the world's disaster,  
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Pitying the world's disaster, <br/>
Yearning to repair its fall,  
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Yearning to repair its fall, <br/>
Prone upon the earth, our Master  
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Prone upon the earth, our Master <br/>
Prays for pardon for us all.
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Prays for pardon for us all.<br/>
  
O what anguish, what affliction  
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O what anguish, what affliction <br/>
Hemmed Him round on every side.
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Hemmed Him round on every side.<br/>
Who shall tell His dereliction !  
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Who shall tell His dereliction ! <br/>
While His suppliant accents cried &#8212;
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While His suppliant accents cried &#8212;<br/>
  
&quot; O My Father ! O My Father !  
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&quot; O My Father ! O My Father ! <br/>
Let this Chalice pass away &#8212;
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Let this Chalice pass away &#8212;<br/>
Yet not My will, Thy will rather  
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Yet not My will, Thy will rather <br/>
Be accomplished this day &quot; &#8212;
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Be accomplished this day &quot; &#8212;<br/>
 
   
 
   
Neath that load of anguish sinking  
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Neath that load of anguish sinking <br/>
Drops of Blood stood on His Brow &#8212;
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Drops of Blood stood on His Brow &#8212;<br/>
Wondering earth in silence drinking  
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Wondering earth in silence drinking <br/>
One by one the Drops that flow.
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One by one the Drops that flow.<br/>
  
But an angel swiftly gliding  
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But an angel swiftly gliding <br/>
Comes from heaven to His aid;  
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Comes from heaven to His aid; <br/>
And that Form the Godhead hiding  
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And that Form the Godhead hiding <br/>
Comfort seeks from those He made.
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Comfort seeks from those He made.<br/>
  
To the Father praise be given  
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To the Father praise be given <br/>
Praise the Son, Whose Name is greater  
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Praise the Son, Whose Name is greater<br/>
Than all names beneath the heaven, &#8212;
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Than all names beneath the heaven, &#8212;<br/>
Praise the Spirit, every creature. Amen.
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Praise the Spirit, every creature. Amen.<br/>
  
 
''Verse.'' 2<ref></ref> My soul is exceeding sorrowful,  
 
''Verse.'' 2<ref></ref> My soul is exceeding sorrowful,  
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The Lesson is taken from the Book of Tobias (xii. 8-13.)  
 
The Lesson is taken from the Book of Tobias (xii. 8-13.)  
  
pRAYER is good with fasting, and to lay up alms rather than to lay up stores of gold. For alms doth de liver from death, and the same it is which purgeth away sin, and causeth to find mercy and everlasting life.  But they that work sin and iniquity are enemies of their own soul. There fore I show you the truth, and will not keep an hidden matter back from you. When thou didst pray with tears, and bury the dead, and leave thy dinner, and hide the dead in thine house by day, and bury them by night, I did bring up thy prayer before the Lord. And because thou wast accepted with God, it was needs that temptation should try thee.
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<span class="dropcap">P</span>RAYER is good with fasting, and to lay up alms rather than to lay up stores of gold. For alms doth deliver from death, and the same it is which purgeth away sin, and causeth to find mercy and everlasting life.  But they that work sin and iniquity are enemies of their own soul. Therefore I show you the truth, and will not keep an hidden matter back from you. When thou didst pray with tears, and bury the dead, and leave thy dinner, and hide the dead in thine house by day, and bury them by night, I did bring up thy prayer before the Lord. And because thou wast accepted with God, it was needs that temptation should try thee.
  
 
'''First Responsory.'''
 
'''First Responsory.'''
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The Lesson is taken from the Epistle of the Blessed Apostle James (v. 16.)  
 
The Lesson is taken from the Epistle of the Blessed Apostle James (v. 16.)  
  
pRAY one for another, that ye may be healed, for the fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.  Elias was a man subject to like passions as we are, and he prayed earnestly that it might not rain upon the earth, and it rained not by the space of three years and six months.  And he prayed again, and the heaven gave rain, and the earth brought forth her fruit. Brethren, if any of you do err from the truth, and one convert him, let him know that he which converteth a sinner from the error of his way shall save his soul from death, and shall hide a multitude of sins.
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<span class="dropcap">P</span>RAY one for another, that ye may be healed, for the fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.  Elias was a man subject to like passions as we are, and he prayed earnestly that it might not rain upon the earth, and it rained not by the space of three years and six months.  And he prayed again, and the heaven gave rain, and the earth brought forth her fruit. Brethren, if any of you do err from the truth, and one convert him, let him know that he which converteth a sinner from the error of his way shall save his soul from death, and shall hide a multitude of sins.
  
 
'''Second Responsory.'''
 
'''Second Responsory.'''
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The Lesson is taken from the Treatise upon the Lord's Prayer written by the Holy Martyr Cyprian, Bishop [of Carthage. ] ( ''On the Lords Prayer.'' )  
 
The Lesson is taken from the Treatise upon the Lord's Prayer written by the Holy Martyr Cyprian, Bishop [of Carthage. ] ( ''On the Lords Prayer.'' )  
  
HP HE Lord hath indeed taught us to pray, not by words only, but also by deeds. He Himself prayed often times, and right earnestly, and showed us by the witness of His Own example what we are behoven to do ; as it is written : &quot; And He withdrew Himself into the wilderness, and prayed.&quot; (Luke v. 1 6.) And again: &quot;And it came to pass in those days that JESUS went out into a mountain to pray, and continued all night in prayer to God.&quot; (Luke vi. 12.) If He prayed Who was without sin, how much more are sinners beholden to pray ? And if He remained sleepless all night in unceasing prayer, how much more ought we to watch by night in common prayer ? The Lord prayed and besought, but not for Himself for what had the Innocent One to ask for for Himself? But it was for us sinners that He prayed, as Himself declareth when He saith unto Peter : &quot; Simon, Simon, behold, Satan hath desired to have you, that he may sift you as wheat ;  
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<span class="dropcap">T</span>HE Lord hath indeed taught us to pray, not by words only, but also by deeds. He Himself prayed often times, and right earnestly, and showed us by the witness of His Own example what we are behoven to do ; as it is written : &quot; And He withdrew Himself into the wilderness, and prayed.&quot; (Luke v. 1 6.) And again: &quot;And it came to pass in those days that JESUS went out into a mountain to pray, and continued all night in prayer to God.&quot; (Luke vi. 12.) If He prayed Who was without sin, how much more are sinners beholden to pray ? And if He remained sleepless all night in unceasing prayer, how much more ought we to watch by night in common prayer ? The Lord prayed and besought, but not for Himself for what had the Innocent One to ask for for Himself? But it was for us sinners that He prayed, as Himself declareth when He saith unto Peter : &quot; Simon, Simon, behold, Satan hath desired to have you, that he may sift you as wheat ;  
  
 
1 Or, &quot; on account of His reverent submission.&quot; 3 Ps. cxviii. 145.
 
1 Or, &quot; on account of His reverent submission.&quot; 3 Ps. cxviii. 145.
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The Lesson is taken from the Commentary upon the Epistle to the Hebrews, written by St Anselm, Archbishop [of Canterbury.] (v.)  
 
The Lesson is taken from the Commentary upon the Epistle to the Hebrews, written by St Anselm, Archbishop [of Canterbury.] (v.)  
  
TUT E offered up prayers like a true High Priest. That He prayed we read oftentimes in the Gospel, especially in that according to Luke, who draweth Him in His Priestly character. But even as all things which He did in the Flesh, His prayers and supplications were for men.  Through all His life He prayed to the Father touching the Resurrection of His Own Flesh, and our salvation, and at the last moment before He suffered, He offered up supplications, that is, prayers most beseeching and most vehement, with the utmost passion and tenderness of His Heart, when, &quot;being in an agony He prayed more earnestly, and His Sweat was as it were great drops of Blood falling down to the ground.&quot; (Luke xxii. 44.)  
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<span class="dropcap">H</span>E offered up prayers like a true High Priest. That He prayed we read oftentimes in the Gospel, especially in that according to Luke, who draweth Him in His Priestly character. But even as all things which He did in the Flesh, His prayers and supplications were for men.  Through all His life He prayed to the Father touching the Resurrection of His Own Flesh, and our salvation, and at the last moment before He suffered, He offered up supplications, that is, prayers most beseeching and most vehement, with the utmost passion and tenderness of His Heart, when, &quot;being in an agony He prayed more earnestly, and His Sweat was as it were great drops of Blood falling down to the ground.&quot; (Luke xxii. 44.)  
  
 
1 Ecclus. xxxv. . ci.
 
1 Ecclus. xxxv. . ci.
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'''Sixth Lesson.'''
 
'''Sixth Lesson.'''
  
AND these prayers and supplications He offered up with strong crying, that is, with the keenest and liveliest yearning of godly desire, as when, being in an agony, He prayed more earnestly, and even with tears, for in that lengthened prayer we must believe that He shed Tears as well as those drops of Blood which trickled down His Body in the place of sweat. And He was heard, for in rising again, He received that for which He had asked.  He was heard, that is, He in especial was heard in a sense of thoroughness in which no other hath ever been heard, since, after the throes of the struggle were over, the Father exalted Him above everything created. More over, He was heard on account of reverent submission, 2<ref></ref> which meaneth either that He was heard because as  
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<span class="dropcap">A</span>ND these prayers and supplications He offered up with strong crying, that is, with the keenest and liveliest yearning of godly desire, as when, being in an agony, He prayed more earnestly, and even with tears, for in that lengthened prayer we must believe that He shed Tears as well as those drops of Blood which trickled down His Body in the place of sweat. And He was heard, for in rising again, He received that for which He had asked.  He was heard, that is, He in especial was heard in a sense of thoroughness in which no other hath ever been heard, since, after the throes of the struggle were over, the Father exalted Him above everything created. More over, He was heard on account of reverent submission, 2<ref></ref> which meaneth either that He was heard because as  
  
 
2 Apo tes eulabeias.
 
2 Apo tes eulabeias.
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The Lesson is taken from the Holy Gospel according to Luke (xxii. 39.)  
 
The Lesson is taken from the Holy Gospel according to Luke (xxii. 39.)  
  
A T that time : JESUS came out, and *&quot;* went, as He was wont, to the Mount of Olives ; and His disciples also followed Him. And so on.
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<span class="dropcap">A</span>T that time : JESUS came out, and *&quot;* went, as He was wont, to the Mount of Olives ; and His disciples also followed Him. And so on.
  
 
Homily by St Ambrose, Bishop [of Milan.] (''Bk. x. Comm. on Luke xxii.'')  
 
Homily by St Ambrose, Bishop [of Milan.] (''Bk. x. Comm. on Luke xxii.'')  
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'''Eighth Lesson.'''
 
'''Eighth Lesson.'''
  
HPHEN, let us consider the special meaning of His different expressions. &quot; My Soul is exceeding sorrowful, even unto death.&quot; (Matth. xxvi. 38.) So also elsewhere He saith : &quot; Now is My Soul troubled.&quot; (John xii. 27.) It was not He Who had taken the Manhood unto God Who was troubled, but the Manhood Which He had so taken. The soul of man is able to be moved by divers feelings, but not so God. &quot; The Spirit indeed is willing, but the Flesh is weak.&quot; l<ref></ref> (Matth. xxvi. 41.) That which was exceeding sorrowful was not Himself but His Soul. The Eternal Wisdom was not sorrowful, the Divine Being was not sorrowful, but the human Soul of JESUS was sorrowful. He had taken into the Godhead a Soul, but a Soul of the same nature as mine. 2<ref></ref> I am not deceived into thinking that it was one thing, when it seemed another. Sorrowful He seemed to be, and sorrowful He was not at the thought of His Own sufferings, but of our sins.
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<span class="dropcap">T</span>HEN, let us consider the special meaning of His different expressions. &quot; My Soul is exceeding sorrowful, even unto death.&quot; (Matth. xxvi. 38.) So also elsewhere He saith : &quot; Now is My Soul troubled.&quot; (John xii. 27.) It was not He Who had taken the Manhood unto God Who was troubled, but the Manhood Which He had so taken. The soul of man is able to be moved by divers feelings, but not so God. &quot; The Spirit indeed is willing, but the Flesh is weak.&quot; l<ref></ref> (Matth. xxvi. 41.) That which was exceeding sorrowful was not Himself but His Soul. The Eternal Wisdom was not sorrowful, the Divine Being was not sorrowful, but the human Soul of JESUS was sorrowful. He had taken into the Godhead a Soul, but a Soul of the same nature as mine. 2<ref></ref> I am not deceived into thinking that it was one thing, when it seemed another. Sorrowful He seemed to be, and sorrowful He was not at the thought of His Own sufferings, but of our sins.
  
 
'''Eighth Responsory.'''
 
'''Eighth Responsory.'''
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'''Ninth Lesson.'''
 
'''Ninth Lesson.'''
  
&quot;THEN He saith : &quot; I will smite the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock shall be scattered abroad.&quot; (Matth. xxvi. 31.) He was sorrowful because He was leaving us orphans.  But how resolutely He was giving Himself up to die is sufficiently clear by what followed, when He went to meet those that sought Him, when He calmed the agitated, when He nerved the timid, when He received the traitor himself with the condescension of a kiss. Neither is it other than the truth to say that He was sorrowful for their sakes who were hunting Him down, since He knew what a punish ment they were to undergo for that unutterable crime. And because of all these things He said : &quot; Let this cup pass from Me ! &quot; It was not that the Divine Son of the Divine Being was afraid to die, but He would not that even wicked men should perish on His account.
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&quot;<span class="dropcap">T</span>HEN He saith : &quot; I will smite the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock shall be scattered abroad.&quot; (Matth. xxvi. 31.) He was sorrowful because He was leaving us orphans.  But how resolutely He was giving Himself up to die is sufficiently clear by what followed, when He went to meet those that sought Him, when He calmed the agitated, when He nerved the timid, when He received the traitor himself with the condescension of a kiss. Neither is it other than the truth to say that He was sorrowful for their sakes who were hunting Him down, since He knew what a punishment they were to undergo for that unutterable crime. And because of all these things He said : &quot; Let this cup pass from Me ! &quot; It was not that the Divine Son of the Divine Being was afraid to die, but He would not that even wicked men should perish on His account.
  
 
''The Hymn'', &quot;We praise Thee, O God, &c.,&quot; ''is said.''
 
''The Hymn'', &quot;We praise Thee, O God, &c.,&quot; ''is said.''
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''Chapter.'' (Matth. xxvi. 40.)  
 
''Chapter.'' (Matth. xxvi. 40.)  
  
JESUS cometh unto the disciples, and findeth them asleep, and saith unto Peter : What ! could ye not watch with Me one hour ? Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation.
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<span class="dropcap">J</span>ESUS cometh unto the disciples, and findeth them asleep, and saith unto Peter : What ! could ye not watch with Me one hour ? Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation.
  
'''Hymn.''' 1<ref></ref>  
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'''Hymn.''' 1<ref></ref>
high heaven the Mediator,  
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Whom the Prophets sang of yore,  
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<span class="dropcap">F</span>ROM high heaven the Mediator, <br/>
Comes to heal our fallen nature,  
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Whom the Prophets sang of yore,<br/>
Zion's daughters ! weep no more.
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Comes to heal our fallen nature, <br/>
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Zion's daughters ! weep no more.<br/>
  
For the ill which Eden wrought us,  
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For the ill which Eden wrought us, <br/>
When our parents went astray,  
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When our parents went astray, <br/>
Olivet to life hath brought us,  
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Olivet to life hath brought us, <br/>
Where our Lord doth watch and pray.
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Where our Lord doth watch and pray.<br/>
  
The Redeemer of His nation,  
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The Redeemer of His nation, <br/>
Such the love which filled His Breast,  
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Such the love which filled His Breast,<br/>
Hastens to make expiation  
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Hastens to make expiation <br/>
For the world by sin oppressed.
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For the world by sin oppressed.<br/>
  
Now the Father's anger ceases,  
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Now the Father's anger ceases, <br/>
And the Hand up-raised to smite,  
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And the Hand up-raised to smite, <br/>
All those threatening shafts releases,  
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All those threatening shafts releases,<br/>
Destined on our souls to light.
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Destined on our souls to light.<br/>
  
Thus the snares of hell are broken ;  
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Thus the snares of hell are broken ;<br/>
Heaven's gates are open wide,  
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Heaven's gates are open wide, <br/>
Where eternal joys unspoken  
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Where eternal joys unspoken <br/>
Welcome those for whom He died.
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Welcome those for whom He died.<br/>
  
To the Father praise be given !  
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To the Father praise be given ! <br/>
Praise the Son, Whose Name is greater  
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Praise the Son, Whose Name is greater<br/>
Than all names beneath the heaven,  
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Than all names beneath the heaven, <br/>
Praise the Spirit, every creature. Amen.
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Praise the Spirit, every creature. Amen.<br/>
  
 
''Verse.'' 2<ref></ref> Lord, teach us to pray.
 
''Verse.'' 2<ref></ref> Lord, teach us to pray.
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''Prayer throughout the Office.''
 
''Prayer throughout the Office.''
  
Q LORD JESUS Christ, Who in the garden didst both by Thy word and by Thine ensample teach us to pray that we enter not into temptation, mercifully grant that we may ever be so instant in prayer, that we may worthily gain the comfortable fruits thereof. Who livest and reignest with God the Father, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, one God, world without end. Amen.
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<span class="dropcap">O</span> LORD JESUS Christ, Who in the garden didst both by Thy word and by Thine ensample teach us to pray that we enter not into temptation, mercifully grant that we may ever be so instant in prayer, that we may worthily gain the comfortable fruits thereof. Who livest and reignest with God the Father, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, one God, world without end. Amen.
  
 
====PRIME.====
 
====PRIME.====
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''Chapter at the end.'' (Matth. v. 44.)  
 
''Chapter at the end.'' (Matth. v. 44.)  
  
for them which despitefully use you and persecute you, that ye may be the children of your Father, Who is in heaven.
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<span class="dropcap">P</span>RAY for them which despitefully use you and persecute you, that ye may be the children of your Father, Who is in heaven.
  
 
====TERCE.====
 
====TERCE.====
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''Chapter.'' (Luke xxi. 36.)  
 
''Chapter.'' (Luke xxi. 36.)  
  
^\ THATCH ye therefore and pray always, that ye may be ac counted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of Man.
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<span class="dropcap">W</span>ATCH ye therefore and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of Man.
  
 
'''Short Responsory.'''
 
'''Short Responsory.'''
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The Lesson is taken from the Book of Genesis (v. 15.)  
 
The Lesson is taken from the Book of Genesis (v. 15.)  
  
AND Mahalaleel lived sixty and five years, and begat Jared. And Mahalaleel lived, after he begat Jared, eight hundred and thirty years, and begat sons and daughters. And all the days of Mahalaleel were eight hundred and ninety-five years ; and he died. And Jared lived an hundred sixty and two years, and he begat Enoch. And Jared lived after he  
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<span class="dropcap">A</span>ND Mahalaleel lived sixty and five years, and begat Jared. And Mahalaleel lived, after he begat Jared, eight hundred and thirty years, and begat sons and daughters. And all the days of Mahalaleel were eight hundred and ninety-five years ; and he died. And Jared lived an hundred sixty and two years, and he begat Enoch. And Jared lived after he  
  
 
1 Matth. xxvi. 45.
 
1 Matth. xxvi. 45.
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'''Second Lesson.'''
 
'''Second Lesson.'''
  
AND Enoch walked with God: and he lived, after he begat Methuselah, three hundred years, and begat sons and daughters. And all the days of Enoch were three hun dred sixty and five years. And he walked with God ; and he was seen no more, for God took him. And Methuselah lived an hundred, eighty and seven years, and begat Lamech.  And Methuselah lived, after he begat Lamech, seven hundred eighty and two years, and begat sons and daughters.  And all the days of Methuselah were nine hundred sixty and nine years ; and he died.
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<span class="dropcap">A</span>ND Enoch walked with God: and he lived, after he begat Methuselah, three hundred years, and begat sons and daughters. And all the days of Enoch were three hun dred sixty and five years. And he walked with God ; and he was seen no more, for God took him. And Methuselah lived an hundred, eighty and seven years, and begat Lamech.  And Methuselah lived, after he begat Lamech, seven hundred eighty and two years, and begat sons and daughters.  And all the days of Methuselah were nine hundred sixty and nine years ; and he died.
  
 
'''Second Responsory.'''
 
'''Second Responsory.'''
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'''Third Lesson.'''
 
'''Third Lesson.'''
  
AND Lamech lived an hundred eighty and two years, and begat a son, and he called his name Noah, 1<ref></ref> saying : This same shall comfort us concerning our work and toil of our hands upon the ground which the LORD hath cursed. And Lamech lived, after he begat Noah, five hundred ninety and five years, and begat sons and daughters. And  
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<span class="dropcap">A</span>ND Lamech lived an hundred eighty and two years, and begat a son, and he called his name Noah, 1<ref></ref> saying : This same shall comfort us concerning our work and toil of our hands upon the ground which the LORD hath cursed. And Lamech lived, after he begat Noah, five hundred ninety and five years, and begat sons and daughters. And  
  
 
1 I.e., &quot;rest, &quot;or &quot;comfort.&quot; ^ Targums &quot;the sons of the mighty, all the days of Lamech were seven hundred seventy and seven years ; and he died.
 
1 I.e., &quot;rest, &quot;or &quot;comfort.&quot; ^ Targums &quot;the sons of the mighty, all the days of Lamech were seven hundred seventy and seven years ; and he died.

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