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Third Responsory.
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==The Sixth Sunday after the Epiphany.==
  
Unto thee, O my Strength, &c., (P- 378.) VESPERS.
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'''''The Sixth Lord's Day after the Epiphany.'''''
  
The Prayer is taken from the Lauds of the succeeding Sunday.
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Stxtjj Suntrag after tfce The Sixth Lord s Day after the Epiphany.
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MATTINS.
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'''First Lesson.'''
  
FIRST NOCTURN.
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Here beginneth the Epistle of the Blessed Apostle Paul to the Heb rews (i. I.)
  
First Lesson.
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/^OD, Who at sundry times 1<ref></ref> and in ^-* divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the Prophets, hath in these last days spoken unto us by His Son, Whom He hath appointed Heir of all things, by Whom also He made the worlds : Who, be ing the brightness of His glory, and the express image of His Substance, and upholding all things by the word of His power, when He had purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high : being made so much better than the angels, as He hath by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they.
  
Here beginneth the Epistle of the Blessed Apostle Paul to the Heb rews (i. I.) /^OD, Who at sundry times 1 and in ^-* divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the Prophets, hath in these last days spoken unto us by His Son, Whom He hath appointed Heir of all things, by Whom also He made the worlds : Who, be ing the brightness of His glory, and the express image of His Substance, and upholding all things by the word of His power, when He had purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high : being made so much better than the angels, as He hath by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they.
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'''Second Lesson.'''
  
Second Lesson.
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T7OR unto which of the angels said He at any time : &quot; Thou art My Son, this day have I begotten Thee ? &quot; 2<ref></ref> And again : &quot; I will be to Him a Father, and He shall be to Me a Son ? &quot; 3<ref></ref> And again, when He bringeth in the First -begotten into the world, He saith : &quot; And let all the angels of God worship Him.&quot; 4<ref></ref> And of the angels He saith : &quot; Who maketh His angels spirits, and His ministers a flame of fire.&quot; 5<ref></ref> But unto the Son He saith : &quot; Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever : a sceptre of righteous ness is the sceptre of Thy kingdom.
  
T7OR unto which of the angels said He at any time : &quot; Thou art My Son, this day have I begotten Thee ? &quot; 2 And again : &quot; I will be to Him a Father, and He shall be to Me a Son ? &quot; 3 And again, when He bringeth in the First -begotten into the world, He saith : &quot; And let all the angels of God worship Him.&quot; 4 And of the angels He saith : &quot; Who maketh His angels spirits, and His ministers a flame of fire.&quot; 5 But unto the Son He saith : &quot; Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever : a sceptre of righteous ness is the sceptre of Thy kingdom.
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Thou hast loved righteousness and hated iniquity : therefore God, even Thy God, hath anointed Thee with the oil of gladness above Thy fellows.&quot; 6<ref></ref> '''Second Responsory.'''
  
Thou hast loved righteousness and hated iniquity : therefore God, even Thy God, hath anointed Thee with the oil of gladness above Thy fellows.&quot; 6 Second Responsory.
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O God, Which satest, &c., [(p. 381.)]
  
O God, Which satest, &c., (p. 381.) Third Lesson.
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'''Third Lesson.'''
  
AND: &quot;Thou, Lord, in the begin- ^^ ning hast laid the foundation of the earth, and the heavens are the works of Thine hands. They shall perish, but Thou remainest ; and they all shall wax old as doth a garment, and as a vesture shalt Thou change them, and they shall be changed ; but Thou art the Same, and Thy years shall not fail.&quot; 7 But to which of the angels said He at any time : &quot; Sit Thou at My right hand, until I make Thine enemies Thy footstool ? &quot; 8 Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation ? First Responsory.
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AND: &quot;Thou, Lord, in the begin- ^^ ning hast laid the foundation of the earth, and the heavens are the works of Thine hands. They shall perish, but Thou remainest ; and they all shall wax old as doth a garment, and as a vesture shalt Thou change them, and they shall be changed ; but Thou art the Same, and Thy years shall not fail.&quot; 7<ref></ref> But to which of the angels said He at any time : &quot; Sit Thou at My right hand, until I make Thine enemies Thy footstool ? &quot; 8<ref></ref> Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation ?  
  
O God, rebuke me not, (P- 2 Ps. ii. 7.
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'''First Responsory.'''
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O God, rebuke me not, (P-  
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2 Ps. ii. 7.
  
 
5 Ps. ciii. 4.
 
5 Ps. ciii. 4.
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6 Ps. xliv. 7, 8.
 
6 Ps. xliv. 7, 8.
  
Third Responsory.
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'''Third Responsory.'''
  
 
&c., The Lord is at My right hand, &c., (p. 382.) 3 2 Kings (Sam.) vii. 14.
 
&c., The Lord is at My right hand, &c., (p. 382.) 3 2 Kings (Sam.) vii. 14.
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8 Ps. cix. i.
 
8 Ps. cix. i.
  
SIXTH WEEK AFTER EPIPHANY. 407 SECOND NOCTURN.
 
  
Fourth Lesson.
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=====SECOND NOCTURN.=====
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'''Fourth Lesson.'''
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The Lesson is taken from the Sermons of l<ref></ref> St Athanasius, Pope [of Alex andria. ] ( -2nd againsf the Arians. )
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T F the heretics had but known the person, the matter, and the times of the Apostle who spoke, they would never have spoken of Godhead as if It were human, nor borne themselves so wickedly, and withal so foolishly against Christ. It will be permitted to us to return, and to take again the first words of the Lesson. The Apostle then saith : &quot; God, Who at sundry times and in divers manners, spake in time past unto the fathers by the Prophets, hath in these last days spoken unto us by His Son &quot; and again, a little farther on : &quot; When the Son had purged our sins, He sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high : being made so much better than the angels as He hath by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they.&quot; The Apostle here expressly nameth the times wherein God hath spoken unto us by His Son, and wherein the Same His Son hath purged our sins ; for when hath He spoken unto us by His Son, when did the Son purge our sins, or when was He born a Man, but since God spake unto the Fathers by the Prophets, namely, in these last days ?
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'''Fourth Responsory.'''
  
The Lesson is taken from the Sermons of l St Athanasius, Pope [of Alex andria. ] ( -2nd againsf the Arians. ) T F the heretics had but known the person, the matter, and the times of the Apostle who spoke, they would never have spoken of Godhead as if It were human, nor borne themselves so wickedly, and withal so foolishly against Christ. It will be permitted to us to return, and to take again the first words of the Lesson. The Apostle then saith : &quot; God, Who at sundry times and in divers manners, spake in time past unto the fathers by the Prophets, hath in these last days spoken unto us by His Son &quot; and again, a little farther on : &quot; When the Son had purged our sins, He sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high : being made so much better than the angels as He hath by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they.&quot; The Apostle here expressly nameth the times wherein God hath spoken unto us by His Son, and wherein the Same His Son hath purged our sins ; for when hath He spoken unto us by His Son, when did the Son purge our sins, or when was He born a Man, but since God spake unto the Fathers by the Prophets, namely, in these last days ? Fourth Responsory.
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O Lord, Thou hast shown me, &c., [(p. 382.)]
  
O Lord, Thou hast shown me, &c., (P- 382.) Fifth Lesson.
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'''Fifth Lesson.'''
  
 
spoken unto the fathers by the Prophets : and, after the Prophets had discharged their office, and the law had been given by the ministry of angels, that the Son also came down unto us to minister and then he addeth, &quot; being made so much better than the angels,&quot; to show that as the Son differed! from a servant, so is the ministry of the Son better than the duty and office of servants.
 
spoken unto the fathers by the Prophets : and, after the Prophets had discharged their office, and the law had been given by the ministry of angels, that the Son also came down unto us to minister and then he addeth, &quot; being made so much better than the angels,&quot; to show that as the Son differed! from a servant, so is the ministry of the Son better than the duty and office of servants.
  
Fifth Responsory.
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'''Fifth Responsory.'''
  
I will love Thee, O LORD, &c., (p.
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I will love Thee, O LORD, &c., [(p. 382.)]
  
382.) Sixth Lesson.
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'''Sixth Lesson.'''
  
 
HP HE Apostle, therefore, seeing the difference between the new ministry and the old, maketh very bold in writing and speaking to the Jews.
 
HP HE Apostle, therefore, seeing the difference between the new ministry and the old, maketh very bold in writing and speaking to the Jews.
  
For this cause, therefore, he doth not compare the details of the two minis tries, and then come to the general conclusion that the new was greater or more honourable than the old, (lest any should understand that the two minis tries were of the same kind, and that the conclusion that the new is better is arrived at by comparing the degrees in each of things which they had in common,) but he saith that the Son &quot;was made better,&quot; to distinguish at once and completely the nature of the Son from the nature of things created, Sixth Responsory.
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For this cause, therefore, he doth not compare the details of the two minis tries, and then come to the general conclusion that the new was greater or more honourable than the old, (lest any should understand that the two minis tries were of the same kind, and that the conclusion that the new is better is arrived at by comparing the degrees in each of things which they had in common,) but he saith that the Son &quot;was made better,&quot; to distinguish at once and completely the nature of the Son from the nature of things created,  
  
The earth is the LORD S, &c., (p.
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'''Sixth Responsory.'''
  
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The earth is the LORD S, &c., [(p. 383)]
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Seventh Lesson.
 
Seventh Lesson.
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The Lesson is taken from the Holy Gospel according to Matthew (xiii.
 
The Lesson is taken from the Holy Gospel according to Matthew (xiii.
  
3I-) JpHE Apostle, about to enter on the subject of the Word s human dis pensation and the last days, naturally A T that time : JESUS spake this parable unto the multitude : The kingdom of heaven is like to a grain of mentioneth first that God had not up to those days been silent, but had May 2.
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3I-)  
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JpHE Apostle, about to enter on the subject of the Word s human dis pensation and the last days, naturally  
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A T that time : JESUS spake this parable unto the multitude : The kingdom of heaven is like to a grain of mentioneth first that God had not up to those days been silent, but had  
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May 2.
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408 THE PROPER OFFICE OF THE SEASON.
 
  
 
mustard-seed, which a man took and sowed in his field. And so on.
 
mustard-seed, which a man took and sowed in his field. And so on.
  
Homily by St Jerome, Priest [at Bethlehem.] (Book ii. Comment, on Matth. xiii.) The kingdom of heaven is the pro clamation of the Gospel, and that knowledge of the Scriptures, which leadeth unto life, and whereof it is said to the Jews, &quot;The kingdom of God shall be taken from you, and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof.&quot; (Matth. xxi. 43.) Therefore is this kingdom like to a grain of mustard - seed, which a man took and sowed in his field.
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Homily by St Jerome, Priest [at Bethlehem.] (''Book ii. Comment. on Matth. xiii.'')  
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The kingdom of heaven is the pro clamation of the Gospel, and that knowledge of the Scriptures, which leadeth unto life, and whereof it is said to the Jews, &quot;The kingdom of God shall be taken from you, and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof.&quot; (Matth. xxi. 43.) Therefore is this kingdom like to a grain of mustard - seed, which a man took and sowed in his field.
  
 
By the man that sowed it in his field, many understand to be meant the Saviour, because He is the Sower That soweth in the souls of believers ; others understand every man that soweth good seed in his own field, that is, in himself and in his own heart.
 
By the man that sowed it in his field, many understand to be meant the Saviour, because He is the Sower That soweth in the souls of believers ; others understand every man that soweth good seed in his own field, that is, in himself and in his own heart.
  
Seventh Responsory.
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'''Seventh Responsory.'''
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Unto Thee, O Lord, &c., (p. 383.)
  
Unto Thee, O Lord, &c., (p. 383.) Eighth Lesson.
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'''Eighth Lesson.'''
  
 
7HO is he that soweth, but our own mind and soul, which take the grain from preaching, and by nourish ing it in the soil, cause it to sprout in the field of our own breast ? The preaching of the Gospel is the least of all doctrines. He that preacheth, for his first lesson, God made man, Christ dead, and the stumbling-block of the Cross, receiveth at first but little credit.
 
7HO is he that soweth, but our own mind and soul, which take the grain from preaching, and by nourish ing it in the soil, cause it to sprout in the field of our own breast ? The preaching of the Gospel is the least of all doctrines. He that preacheth, for his first lesson, God made man, Christ dead, and the stumbling-block of the Cross, receiveth at first but little credit.
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Compare such teaching as this with the doctrines of the Philosophers, with their books, their magnificent elo quence, and their rounded sentences, and thou shalt see how the grain of the Gospel, when it is sown, is the humblest of all seeds.
 
Compare such teaching as this with the doctrines of the Philosophers, with their books, their magnificent elo quence, and their rounded sentences, and thou shalt see how the grain of the Gospel, when it is sown, is the humblest of all seeds.
  
Eighth Responsory.
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'''Eighth Responsory.'''
  
One Seraph cried, c., (p. 384.) Ninth Lesson.
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One Seraph cried, c., [(p. 384.)]
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'''Ninth Lesson.'''
  
 
T)UT when the doctrines of men grow up, there is therein nothingpiercing, nothing healthy, nothing lifegiving.
 
T)UT when the doctrines of men grow up, there is therein nothingpiercing, nothing healthy, nothing lifegiving.
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The plant is drooping, and delicate, and soft. There are herbs and grass whereof it may truly be said that &quot;the grass withereth and the flower fadeth.&quot; (Isa. xl. 8.) But the grain of Gospel seed, though, when it was sown, it seemed to be the least of all seeds, when once it is rooted in the soul of man, or in the whole world, groweth not into an herb, but becometh a tree : so that the birds of the air (whereby we may understand, either the souls of believers, or the [angelic] powers bound to the service of God,) come and lodge in the branches thereof. I consider that the branches of the Gospel tree, which groweth from the grain of mustard - seed, are the divers developments of doctrine, on which the birds above mentioned find resting-places.
 
The plant is drooping, and delicate, and soft. There are herbs and grass whereof it may truly be said that &quot;the grass withereth and the flower fadeth.&quot; (Isa. xl. 8.) But the grain of Gospel seed, though, when it was sown, it seemed to be the least of all seeds, when once it is rooted in the soul of man, or in the whole world, groweth not into an herb, but becometh a tree : so that the birds of the air (whereby we may understand, either the souls of believers, or the [angelic] powers bound to the service of God,) come and lodge in the branches thereof. I consider that the branches of the Gospel tree, which groweth from the grain of mustard - seed, are the divers developments of doctrine, on which the birds above mentioned find resting-places.
  
The Hymn, &quot;We praise Thee, O God,&quot; &c., is said.
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''The Hymn'', &quot;We praise Thee, O God,&quot; &c., ''is said.''
 
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LAUDS.
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Antiphon at the Song of Zacharias.
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The kingdom of heaven * is like to a grain of mustard-seed, which is the least of all seeds, but, when it is grown, it is the greatest among herbs.
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''Antiphon at the Song of Zacharias.''  The kingdom of heaven * is like to a grain of mustard-seed, which is the least of all seeds, but, when it is grown, it is the greatest among herbs.
  
Prayer throughout the day and week.
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''Prayer throughout the day and week.''
  
 
us, we beseech Thee, O ^-J Almighty God, ever to think such things as be reasonable, and in every word and work of ours, to do always that is well pleasing in Thy sight.
 
us, we beseech Thee, O ^-J Almighty God, ever to think such things as be reasonable, and in every word and work of ours, to do always that is well pleasing in Thy sight.
  
Through our Lord JESUS Christ, Thy SIXTH WEEK AFTER EPIPHANY. 409 Son, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, One God, world without end. Amen.
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Through our Lord JESUS Christ, Thy Son, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, One God, world without end. Amen.
  
VESPERS.
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Antiphon at the Song of the Blessed Virgin. The kingdom of heaven * is like unto leaven, which a woman took and hid in three measures of meal till the whole was leavened.
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''Antiphon at the Song of the Blessed Virgin.'' The kingdom of heaven * is like unto leaven, which a woman took and hid in three measures of meal till the whole was leavened.
  
confidence, and the glory of the hope, firm unto the end. Wherefore, as the Holy Ghost saith : &quot; To-day if ye will hear His voice, harden not your hearts ; as in the Provocation, and as in the day of Temptation in the wilderness.&quot; Second Responsory.
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confidence, and the glory of the hope, firm unto the end. Wherefore, as the Holy Ghost saith : &quot; To-day if ye will hear His voice, harden not your hearts ; as in the Provocation, and as in the day of Temptation in the wilderness.&quot;  
  
O God, &c, (p. 375.) Second Day.
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'''Second Responsory.'''
  
MATTINS.
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O God, &c, [(p. 375.)]
  
First Lesson.
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==Monday.==
  
The Lesson is taken from the Epistle to the Hebrews (iii. i.) HEREFORE, holy brethren, par takers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our confession, even JESUS ; Who is faithful to Him That hath appointed Him, as also Moses was faithful in all His house. For He was counted worthy of more glory than Moses, inasmuch as He Who hath builded the house hath more honour than the house. For every house is builded by some one ; but He That hath made all things, is God.
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''Second Day.''
  
First Responsory.
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====MATTINS.====
  
O how great, &c., (p. 375.) Second Lesson.
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'''First Lesson.'''
  
AND Moses verily was faithful in all His house, as a servant, for Third Lesson.
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The Lesson is taken from the Epistle to the Hebrews (iii. i.)
  
&quot;PAKE heed, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, in departing from the living- God ; but exhort one another daily, while it is called &quot;To-day,&quot; lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin. For we are made partakers of Christ, if we hold the beginning of our confidence : steadfast unto the end. While it is said : &quot; To day, if ye will hear His voice, harden not your hearts, as in the Provoca tion &quot; for some, when they had heard, did provoke, howbeit not all that came out of Egypt by Moses. 2 Third Respo?isory.
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HEREFORE, holy brethren, par takers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our confession, even JESUS ; Who is faithful to Him That hath appointed Him, as also Moses was faithful in all His house. For He was counted worthy of more glory than Moses, inasmuch as He Who hath builded the house hath more honour than the house. For every house is builded by some one ; but He That hath made all things, is God.
  
I will bless, &c., (p. 376.) Third Day.
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'''First Responsory.'''
  
MATTINS.
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O how great, &c., [(p. 375.)]
  
First Lesson.
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'''Second Lesson.'''
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AND Moses verily was faithful in all His house, as a servant, for
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'''Third Lesson.'''
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&quot;PAKE heed, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, in departing from the living- God ; but exhort one another daily, while it is called &quot;To-day,&quot; lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin. For we are made partakers of Christ, if we hold the beginning of our confidence : steadfast unto the end. While it is said : &quot; To day, if ye will hear His voice, harden not your hearts, as in the Provocation &quot; for some, when they had heard, did provoke, howbeit not all that came out of Egypt by Moses. 2<ref></ref>
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'''Third Responsory.'''
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I will bless, &c., [(p. 376.)]
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''Third Day.''
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'''First Lesson.'''
  
 
The Lesson is taken from the Epistle to the Hebrews (iv. i.) a testimony of those things which were T ET us therefore fear, lest, a pro- +C\ \\d cr^/-*1^-or^ o A-k- V\n+- C~*\-\-v&amp;gt;\ e-* &amp;lt;- r * J^ , 1- .
 
The Lesson is taken from the Epistle to the Hebrews (iv. i.) a testimony of those things which were T ET us therefore fear, lest, a pro- +C\ \\d cr^/-*1^-or^ o A-k- V\n+- C~*\-\-v&amp;gt;\ e-* &amp;lt;- r * J^ , 1- .
  
&quot; to be spoken after . . l^ft. . ^ : but Christ, as a Son, over His own house ; which house we are, if we hold fast the mise being left us of entering into His rest, any of you should seem to come short of it. For unto us was 1 See v. 6.
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&quot; to be spoken after . . l^ft. . ^ : but Christ, as a Son, over His own house ; which house we are, if we hold fast the mise being left us of entering into His rest, any of you should seem to come short of it. For unto us was  
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2 [The Hebrew bears the translation : For who, when they had heard did provoke ? Nay, did not all they that came out of Egypt by Moses?]
  
2 [The Hebrew bears the translation : For who, when they had heard did provoke ? Nay, did not all they that came out of Egypt by Moses?] 4io THE PROPER OFFICE OF THE SEASON.
 
  
 
the Gospel preached, as well as unto them. But the word of hearing did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard it. For we which have believed do enter into rest, as He said : &quot; Unto whom I sware in My wrath, that they should not enter into My rest &quot; although the works were finished from the foundation of the world.
 
the Gospel preached, as well as unto them. But the word of hearing did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard it. For we which have believed do enter into rest, as He said : &quot; Unto whom I sware in My wrath, that they should not enter into My rest &quot; although the works were finished from the foundation of the world.
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did from His. Let us labour, there fore, to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief. For the word of God is quick and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
 
did from His. Let us labour, there fore, to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief. For the word of God is quick and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
  
First Responsory.
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'''First Responsory.'''
  
O God, give ear, &c., (p. 376.) Third Responsory, I said, &c., (p. 3770 Second Lesson.
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O God, give ear, &c., [(p. 376.)]
  
T7OR He spake in a certain place (Gen. ii. 2) of the seventh day on this wise : &quot; And God did rest the seventh day from all His works.&quot; And in this place again : &quot; They should not enter into My rest.&quot; Seeing, therefore, it remaineth that some must enter therein, and they to whom it was first preached entered not in, because of unbelief : again He limiteth a certain day, saying in David : &quot; To-day &quot;- (after so long a time, as it is said above) &quot; To-day if ye will hear His voice, harden not your hearts.&quot; Second Responsory.
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'''Third Responsory'''
  
The Lord hath set, c., (p. 376.) Fotirth Day.
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, I said, &c., [(p. 377)]
  
MATTINS.
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'''Second Lesson.'''
  
First Lesson.
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T7OR He spake in a certain place (Gen. ii. 2) of the seventh day on this wise : &quot; And God did rest the seventh day from all His works.&quot; And in this place again : &quot; They should not enter into My rest.&quot; Seeing, therefore, it remaineth that some must enter therein, and they to whom it was first preached entered not in, because of unbelief : again He limiteth a certain day, saying in David : &quot; To-day &quot;- (after so long a time, as it is said above) &quot; To-day if ye will hear His voice, harden not your hearts.&quot;
  
The Lesson is taken from the Epistle to the Hebrews (vi. i.) &quot;THEREFORE, leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go unto things more perfect, not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God, of the doctrine of baptisms, and of laying on of hands, and of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment. And this will we do, if God permit.
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'''Second Responsory.'''
  
Third Lesson.
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The Lord hath set, c., [(p. 376.)]
  
T^OR if Jesus 1 had given them rest, then would he not afterward have spoken of another day. There remaineth therefore a rest 2 to the people of God. For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath First Responsory.
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Cut me not off, &c., (p. 377.) Second Lesson.
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''Fourth Day.''
  
^OR it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have ceased from his own works, as God tasted of the heavenly Gift, and were 1 viz. Joshua, or Josue the name is the same which is Graecised, Latinised, and Anglicised into lesus or Jesus.
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'''First Lesson.'''
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The Lesson is taken from the Epistle to the Hebrews (vi. i.)
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&quot;THEREFORE, leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go unto things more perfect, not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God, of the doctrine of baptisms, and of laying on of hands, and of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment. And this will we do, if God permit.
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'''Third Lesson.'''
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T^OR if Jesus 1 had given them rest, then would he not afterward have spoken of another day. There remaineth therefore a rest 2 to the people of God. For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath
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'''First Responsory.'''
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Cut me not off, &c., [(p. 377.)]
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'''Second Lesson.'''
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^OR it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have ceased from his own works, as God tasted of the heavenly Gift, and were  
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1 viz. Joshua, or Josue the name is the same which is Graecised, Latinised, and Anglicised into lesus or Jesus.
  
 
2 Relinquitur sabbatismus ; literally &quot; the keeping of a Sabbath ; &quot; Rheims has, very elegantly, &quot;a day of rest,&quot; but there is nothing about a day in the original, and the words are given in the text in that form in which they have become something like a pious proverb.
 
2 Relinquitur sabbatismus ; literally &quot; the keeping of a Sabbath ; &quot; Rheims has, very elegantly, &quot;a day of rest,&quot; but there is nothing about a day in the original, and the words are given in the text in that form in which they have become something like a pious proverb.
  
SIXTH WEEK AFTER EPIPHANY.
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made partakers of the Holy Ghost, and have tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the world to come, if they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance ; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put Him to an open shame.
 
made partakers of the Holy Ghost, and have tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the world to come, if they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance ; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put Him to an open shame.
  
Second Responsory.
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'''Second Responsory.'''
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My heart is ready, &c., [(p. 377,)]
  
My heart is ready, &c., (p. 377-) Third Lesson.
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'''Third Lesson.'''
  
 
T7 OR the earth which drinketh in ^ the rain that cometh oft upon it, and bringeth forth herbs meet for them by whom it is dressed, receiveth blessing from God. But that which beareth thorns and briers is rejected, and is nigh unto a curse : whose end is to be burned. But, beloved, we are persuaded better things of you, and things nearer to salvation, though we so speak. For God is not un righteous, to forget your work, and the love which ye have showed in His name, in that ye have ministered to the saints, and do minister.
 
T7 OR the earth which drinketh in ^ the rain that cometh oft upon it, and bringeth forth herbs meet for them by whom it is dressed, receiveth blessing from God. But that which beareth thorns and briers is rejected, and is nigh unto a curse : whose end is to be burned. But, beloved, we are persuaded better things of you, and things nearer to salvation, though we so speak. For God is not un righteous, to forget your work, and the love which ye have showed in His name, in that ye have ministered to the saints, and do minister.
  
Third Responsory.
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'''Third Responsory.'''
  
Unto Thee, &c., (p. 378.) Fifth Day.
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Unto Thee, &c., (p. 378.)  
  
MATTINS.
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==Thursday.==
  
First Lesson.
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''Fifth Day.''
  
The Lesson is taken from the Epistle to the Hebrews (vii. I.) &quot;POR this Melchisedek, King of Salem, Priest of the Most High God, who met Abraham returning from the slaughter of the kings, and blessed him ; to whom also Abraham gave a tenth part of all ; first, being, by interpretation, King of Righteous ness, and, after that, also King of Salem, which is, King of Peace ; without father, without mother, with out descent, having neither beginning of days nor end of life, but made like unto the Son of God, abideth a Priest continually.
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====MATTINS.====
  
First Responsory.
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'''First Lesson.'''
  
In Thee, O God, &c., (p. 378.) Second Lesson.
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The Lesson is taken from the Epistle to the Hebrews (vii. I.)
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&quot;POR this Melchisedek, King of Salem, Priest of the Most High God, who met Abraham returning from the slaughter of the kings, and blessed him ; to whom also Abraham gave a tenth part of all ; first, being, by interpretation, King of Righteousness, and, after that, also King of Salem, which is, King of Peace ; without father, without mother, with out descent, having neither beginning of days nor end of life, but made like unto the Son of God, abideth a Priest continually.
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'''First Responsory.'''
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In Thee, O God, &c., [(p. 378.)]
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'''Second Lesson.'''
  
 
&quot;M&quot; OW consider how great this man was, unto whom even the Pa triarch Abraham gave the tenth of the choicest spoils. And, verily, they that are of the sons of Levi, who receive the office of the priesthood, have a commandment to take tithes of the people according to the law, that is, of their brethren, though they come out of the loins of Abraham. But he whose descent is not counted from them, received tithes of Abraham, and blessed him that had the promises.
 
&quot;M&quot; OW consider how great this man was, unto whom even the Pa triarch Abraham gave the tenth of the choicest spoils. And, verily, they that are of the sons of Levi, who receive the office of the priesthood, have a commandment to take tithes of the people according to the law, that is, of their brethren, though they come out of the loins of Abraham. But he whose descent is not counted from them, received tithes of Abraham, and blessed him that had the promises.
  
Second Responsory.
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'''Second Responsory.'''
  
Let my mouth, &c., (p. 378.) Third Lesson.
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Let my mouth, &c., [(p. 378.)]
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'''Third Lesson.'''
  
 
AND, without all contradiction, the ^^ less is blessed of the greater.
 
AND, without all contradiction, the ^^ less is blessed of the greater.
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And here men that die receive tithes : but there, he receiveth them, of whom it is witnessed that he liveth. And (as I may say) Levi also, who re ceiveth tithes, payed tithes in Abra ham ; for he was yet in the loins of his father when Melchisedek met him.
 
And here men that die receive tithes : but there, he receiveth them, of whom it is witnessed that he liveth. And (as I may say) Levi also, who re ceiveth tithes, payed tithes in Abra ham ; for he was yet in the loins of his father when Melchisedek met him.
  
If therefore perfection were by the Levitical priesthood, (for under it the people received the law,) what further need was there that another Priest 412 THE PROPER OFFICE OF THE SEASON.
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If therefore perfection were by the Levitical priesthood, (for under it the people received the law,) what further need was there that another Priest  
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should rise after the order of Melchisedek, and not be called after the order of Aaron ? For the priesthood being moved there is made of necessity a change also of the law.
 
should rise after the order of Melchisedek, and not be called after the order of Aaron ? For the priesthood being moved there is made of necessity a change also of the law.
  
Third Responsory.
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'''Third Responsory.'''
  
My lips, &c., (p. 379-) Sixth Day.
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My lips, &c., [(p. 379.)]
  
MATTINS.
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==Friday.==
  
First Lesson.
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''Sixth Day.''
  
The Lesson is taken from the Epistle to the Hebrews (xi. I.) 1VTOW faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. For by it the elders obtained a good report.
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====MATTINS.====
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'''First Lesson.'''
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The Lesson is taken from the Epistle to the Hebrews (xi. I.)  
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1VTOW faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. For by it the elders obtained a good report.
  
 
Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear. By faith Abel offered unto God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain : by which he obtained witness that he was righteous, God testifying of his gifts, and by it he, being dead, yet speaketh.
 
Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear. By faith Abel offered unto God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain : by which he obtained witness that he was righteous, God testifying of his gifts, and by it he, being dead, yet speaketh.
  
First Responsory.
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'''First Responsory.'''
  
I will praise, &c., (p. 379.) Second Lesson.
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I will praise, &c., [(p. 379.)]
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'''Second Lesson.'''
  
 
T) Y faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death, and was not found, because God had translated him : for, before his trans lation, he had this testimony, that he pleased God. But without faith it is impossible to please God. For he that cometh to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him. By faith, Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house, by the which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith.
 
T) Y faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death, and was not found, because God had translated him : for, before his trans lation, he had this testimony, that he pleased God. But without faith it is impossible to please God. For he that cometh to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him. By faith, Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house, by the which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith.
  
Second Responsory.
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'''Second Responsory.'''
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Great, O Lord, &c., [(p. 379.)]
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'''Third Lesson.'''
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TDY faith he whose name is called Abraham, obeyed the command to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance, and he went out, not knowing whither he went. By faith he sojourned in the land of promise, as in a strange coun try, dwelling in tabernacles with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise. For he looked for a city which hath foundations, whose Builder and Maker is God. 1<ref></ref>
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'''Third Responsory.'''
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The Lord is, &c., (p. 380.)
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==Saturday.==
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''The Sabbath.''
  
Great, O Lord, &c., (p. 379.) Third Lesson.
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====MATTINS.====
  
TDY faith he whose name is called Abraham, obeyed the command to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance, and he went out, not knowing whither he went. By faith he sojourned in the land of promise, as in a strange coun try, dwelling in tabernacles with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise. For he looked for a city which hath foundations, whose Builder and Maker is God. 1 Third Responsory.
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'''First Lesson.'''
  
The Lord is, &c., (p. 380.) The Sabbath.
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The Lesson is taken from the Epistle to the Hebrews (xiii. i.)  
  
MATTINS.
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T ET brotherly love continue among you. Be not forgetful to enter tain strang ers : for thereby some have entertained angels unawares. Re member them that are in bonds, as bound with them ; and them which The reader is vehemently urged to finish reading this sublime chapter for himself.
  
First Lesson.
 
  
The Lesson is taken from the Epistle to the Hebrews (xiii. i.) T ET brotherly love continue among you. Be not forgetful to enter tain strang ers : for thereby some have entertained angels unawares. Re member them that are in bonds, as bound with them ; and them which The reader is vehemently urged to finish reading this sublime chapter for himself.
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suffer adversity, as being yourselves also in the body. Let marriage be honourable in all, and the bed undefiled.
  
SATURDAY BEFORE SEPTUAGESIMA SUNDAY. 413 suffer adversity, as being yourselves also in the body. Let marriage be honourable in all, and the bed undefiled.
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But whoremongers and adulterers God will judge.
  
But whoremongers and adulter ers God will judge.
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'''First Responsory.'''
  
First Responsory.
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Cut me not off, &c., [(p. 377.)]
  
Cut me not off, &c., (p. 377.) Second Lesson.
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'''Second Lesson.'''
  
 
ET your conversation be without covetousness, and be content with such things as ye have. For He hath said : I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee : &quot; l so that we may boldly say: &quot;The LORD is mine helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.&quot; 2 Remember them which have the rule over you, who have spoken unto you the word of God ; whose faith follow, considering the end of their conversation, JESUS Christ, the Same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.
 
ET your conversation be without covetousness, and be content with such things as ye have. For He hath said : I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee : &quot; l so that we may boldly say: &quot;The LORD is mine helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.&quot; 2 Remember them which have the rule over you, who have spoken unto you the word of God ; whose faith follow, considering the end of their conversation, JESUS Christ, the Same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.
  
Second Responsory.
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'''Second Responsory.'''
  
My heart is ready, &c., (p. 377.) Third Lesson.
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My heart is ready, &c., [(p. 377.)]
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'''Third Lesson.'''
  
 
IDE not carried about with divers and strange doctrines. For it is a good thing that the heart be es tablished with grace, not with meats ; which have not profited them that have been occupied therein. We have an Altar, whereof they have no right to eat which serve the taber nacle. For the bodies of those beasts whose blood is brought into the Sanc tuary by the High Priest for sin, are burned without the camp. Where fore JESUS also, that He might sanc tify the people with His own Blood, suffered without the gate.
 
IDE not carried about with divers and strange doctrines. For it is a good thing that the heart be es tablished with grace, not with meats ; which have not profited them that have been occupied therein. We have an Altar, whereof they have no right to eat which serve the taber nacle. For the bodies of those beasts whose blood is brought into the Sanc tuary by the High Priest for sin, are burned without the camp. Where fore JESUS also, that He might sanc tify the people with His own Blood, suffered without the gate.
  
Third Responsory.
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'''Third Responsory.'''
  
Unto Thee, O my Strength, &c., (P. 378.) Note. If there be less than six weeks between the Epiphany and Septuagesima, as many of the foregoing weeks as may be necessary are omitted, and the Office commences on the even ing before Septuagesima Sunday as im mediately hereafter given; but the Antiphons, Prayers, and Homilies of the omitted Simdays are afterwards used for the latter Sundays before Advent.
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Unto Thee, O my Strength, &c., [(P. 378.)]
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Note. If there be less than six weeks between the Epiphany and Septuagesima, as many of the foregoing weeks as may be necessary are omitted, and the Office commences on the even ing before Septuagesima Sunday as im mediately hereafter given; but the Antiphons, Prayers, and Homilies of the omitted Simdays are afterwards used for the latter Sundays before Advent.
  
  
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Before The Sabbath before the Lord^s Day within Seventy Days of Easter.
 
Before The Sabbath before the Lord^s Day within Seventy Days of Easter.
  
VESPERS.
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====VESPERS.====
  
 
The Chapter and Prayer are taken from the Lauds of the next morning.
 
The Chapter and Prayer are taken from the Lauds of the next morning.
  
Antiphon at the Song of the Blessed Virgin. The Lord said unto Adam : * Of the tree which is in the midst of the garden thou shalt not eat : in the hour that thou eatest thereof, thou shalt surely die.
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''Antiphon at the Song of the Blessed Virgin.'' The Lord said unto Adam : * Of the tree which is in the midst of the garden thou shalt not eat : in the hour that thou eatest thereof, thou shalt surely die.
  
At the end, the words, &quot;Bless we the Lord,&quot; are said thus Verse. Bless we the Lord Alleluia, Alleluia.
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''At the end, the words'', &quot;Bless we the Lord,&quot; are said thus ''Verse.'' Bless we the Lord Alleluia, Alleluia.
  
Answer. Thanks be to God Alleluia, Alleluia.
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''Answer.'' Thanks be to God Alleluia, Alleluia.
  
This is the Farewell to the Alle luia, which word is not uttered in the Office again till Easter. At the Compline of this evening and every other Service, after the &quot; Glory VOL. I.
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''This is the Farewell to the Alleluia, which word is not uttered in the Office again till Easter.''
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At the Compline of this evening and every other Service, after the &quot; Glory  
  
 
Josh. i. 5. Ps. cxvii. 6.
 
Josh. i. 5. Ps. cxvii. 6.
  
O 2 THE PROPER OFFICE OF THE SEASON.
 
  
be to the Father, &c.,&quot; at the beginning, instead of &quot;Alleluia,&quot; is said : Ceaseless praise to Thee be given, O Eternal King of Heaven.
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be to the Father, &c.,&quot; at the beginning, instead of &quot;Alleluia,&quot; ''is said'' : Ceaseless praise to Thee be given, O Eternal King of Heaven.
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''If the Vespers of this evening be of a Festival, a Commemoration is made of the Saturday, and the Fare well to the Alleluia takes place as above.''
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''If from Septuagesima to Low Sunday, both inclusive, a Feast fall on a Sunday, it is transferred, or simplified, unless it be a Double of the First Class, as the Patronal Feast, or the Anniversary of the Consecration of the Church where the Service takes place, to which occasions yield all the Sun days except the First in Lent, and Passion, Palm, Easter, and Low Sundays.'' 1<ref></ref>
  
If the Vespers of this evening be of a Festival, a Commemoration is made of the Saturday, and the Fare well to the Alleluia takes place as above.
 
  
Iffrom Septuagesima to Low Sun day, both inclusive, a Feast fall on a Sunday, it is transferred, or simpli fied, unless it be a Double of the First Class, as the Patronal Feast, or the Anniversary of the Consecration of the Church where the Service takes place, to which occasions yield all the Sun days except the First in Lent, and Passion, Palm, Easter, and Low Sundays. 1
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'''Citations'''
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