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'''First Lesson.'''
 
'''First Lesson.'''
  
Here beginneth the Catholic Epistle of the blessed Apostle * James (i. i.)  
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Here beginneth the Catholic Epistle of the blessed Apostle <ref>1 May 1. The Epistle is styled Catholic, that is, Universal, because not addressed to any one person or congregation.  &quot; It was written at Jerusalem,&quot; says Abp. Kenrick, &quot;probably about the year 62, when the wars and seditions among the Jews, which brought on the destruction of the city, had begun.&quot; </ref> James (i. 1.)  
  
 
<span class="dropcap">J</span>AMES, a servant of our God and Lord JESUS Christ, to the twelve tribes which are scattered abroad, greeting. My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations, knowing that the trying of your faith worketh patience. But patience hath a perfect work : that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing. But if any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, That giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not, and it shall be given him. But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering.
 
<span class="dropcap">J</span>AMES, a servant of our God and Lord JESUS Christ, to the twelve tribes which are scattered abroad, greeting. My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations, knowing that the trying of your faith worketh patience. But patience hath a perfect work : that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing. But if any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, That giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not, and it shall be given him. But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering.
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'''First Responsory.'''
 
'''First Responsory.'''
  
2 If I forget thee, Alleluia, let my right hand forget me. If I do not remember thee, let my tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth. Alleluia, Alleluia.
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<ref>Ps. cxxxvi. 5, 6, 1.</ref> If I forget thee, Alleluia, let my right hand forget me. If I do not remember thee, let my tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth. Alleluia, Alleluia.
 
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1 May i. The Epistle is styled Catholic, that is, Universal, because not addressed to any one person or congregation.
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&quot; It was written at Jerusalem,&quot; says Abp. Kenrick, &quot;probably about the year 62, when the wars and seditions among the Jews, which brought on the destruc tion of the city, had begun.&quot; &quot; Ps. cxxxvi. 5, 6, i.
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''Verse.'' By the rivers of Babylon there we sat down and wept, when we remembered thee, O Zion !  
 
''Verse.'' By the rivers of Babylon there we sat down and wept, when we remembered thee, O Zion !  
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'''Second Responsory.'''
 
'''Second Responsory.'''
  
1 The waters saw Thee, O God, the waters saw Thee ; and they were afraid. There was a noise as of many waters ; the clouds sent out a sound. Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia.
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<ref>Ps. lxxvi. 17, 18.</ref> The waters saw Thee, O God, the waters saw Thee ; and they were afraid. There was a noise as of many waters ; the clouds sent out a sound. Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia.
  
 
''Verse.'' Thy lightnings lightened the world : the earth saw it and shook.
 
''Verse.'' Thy lightnings lightened the world : the earth saw it and shook.
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'''Third Lesson.'''
 
'''Third Lesson.'''
  
<span class="dropcap">B</span>LESSED is the man that endureth temptation : for when he hath been proved, he shall receive the crown of life, which God hath promised to them that love Him. Let no man say when he is tempted that he is tempted of God ; for God cannot be tempted with evil ; neither tempteth He any man. 2 But every man is tempted when he is drawn away of his own lust and enticed. Then, when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin ; and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death. Do not then err, my beloved brethren.
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<span class="dropcap">B</span>LESSED is the man that endureth temptation : for when he hath been proved, he shall receive the crown of life, which God hath promised to them that love Him. Let no man say when he is tempted that he is tempted of God ; for God cannot be tempted with evil ; neither tempteth He any man. <ref>&quot; God,&quot; says Abp. Kenrick, &quot; is not tempted to evil, and consequently He does not tempt others. To solicit others to sin implies personal corruption.&quot;</ref> But every man is tempted when he is drawn away of his own lust and enticed. Then, when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin ; and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death. Do not then err, my beloved brethren.
  
 
'''Third Responsory.'''
 
'''Third Responsory.'''
  
3 I will declare Thy Name unto my brethren Alleluia. In the midst of the congregation will I praise Thee Alleluia, Alleluia.
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<ref>Ps. xxi. 23.</ref> I will declare Thy Name unto my brethren Alleluia. In the midst of the congregation will I praise Thee Alleluia, Alleluia.
  
''Verse.'' 4 1 will praise Thee, O Lord, among the people, and sing unto Thee among the nations.
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''Verse.'' <ref>Ps. lvi. 10.</ref> I will praise Thee, O Lord, among the people, and sing unto Thee among the nations.
  
 
''Answer.'' In the midst of the con gregation will I praise Thee Alleluia, Alleluia.
 
''Answer.'' In the midst of the con gregation will I praise Thee Alleluia, Alleluia.
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''Verse.'' Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost.
 
''Verse.'' Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost.
  
''Answer.'' In the midst of the con gregation will I praise Thee Alleluia, Alleluia.
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''Answer.'' In the midst of the congregation will I praise Thee Alleluia, Alleluia.
  
 
=====SECOND NOCTURN.=====
 
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'''Fourth Lesson.'''
 
'''Fourth Lesson.'''
  
The Lesson is taken from the Treatise of the 5 Holy Martyr Cyprian, Bis hop [of Carthage,] upon the great good of patience. {Sermon 3.)  
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The Lesson is taken from the Treatise of the <ref>Sept. 16.</ref> Holy Martyr Cyprian, Bishop [of Carthage,] upon the great good of patience. (''Sermon 3.'')  
 
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<span class="dropcap">D</span>EARLY beloved brethren, I am about to speak to you touching patience, and to preach to you how useful and convenient a thing it is ! and how shall I begin better, than by saying that you will have need of patience to listen to me, yea, your very hearing and learning cannot but 1 Ps. Ixxvi. 17, 18.
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&quot; God,&quot; says Abp. Kenrick, &quot; is not tempted to evil, and consequently He does not tempt others. To solicit others to sin implies personal corruption.&quot; 3 Ps. xxi. 23. 4 Ps. ivi. 10.'s Sept. 16.
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FOURTH WEEK AFTER EASTER. 445 be an exercise thereof? It is when a sermon or soul-profiting argument is given ear to patiently that it teacheth profitably. Dearly beloved brethren, there are divers paths of heavenly wis dom, wherein we are invited to walk, if we would reach in the end the re ward which God hath prepared to crown hope and faith ; but I find no path more useful to life - ward, nor more sure to glory -ward than this, that while we humbly strive, in all fear, and in all godliness, to obey the commandments of the Lord, we should set our chiefest guard in an unceasing watch over our patience. The phil osophers also say that they take this path, but their patience is as much a sham as their wisdom is a cheat, for who can be wise or patient who knoweth nothing of God's wisdom or God's patience ? are the lives of servers and worship pers of God. Let it be ours, then, to show forth by spiritual watchfulness that patience which is a part of the teaching which we have learnt from heaven. Patience is one of His Own virtues whereof God hath made us partakers with Him : our Great Head is the Captain of the patient, and it is through patience that He hath crowned Himself with glory and honour. Yea, God is Himself the Source, the Foun tain, and the Greatness of patience, and it behoveth man to love what is beloved of God. That good thing which he loveth is commended unto him of God's Majesty. If God be our Lord and Father, let us follow after the ensample of our Lord and Father's patience, since it is the duty of serv ants to be obedient, and of sons to be home-minded.
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<span class="dropcap">D</span>EARLY beloved brethren, I am about to speak to you touching patience, and to preach to you how useful and convenient a thing it is ! and how shall I begin better, than by saying that you will have need of patience to listen to me, yea, your very hearing and learning cannot but be an exercise thereof? It is when a sermon or soul-profiting argument is given ear to patiently that it teacheth profitably. Dearly beloved brethren, there are divers paths of heavenly wisdom, wherein we are invited to walk, if we would reach in the end the reward which God hath prepared to crown hope and faith ; but I find no path more useful to life-ward, nor more sure to glory-ward than this, that while we humbly strive, in all fear, and in all godliness, to obey the commandments of the Lord, we should set our chiefest guard in an unceasing watch over our patience. The philosophers also say that they take this path, but their patience is as much a sham as their wisdom is a cheat, for who can be wise or patient who knoweth nothing of God's wisdom or God's patience ? are the lives of servers and worshippers of God. Let it be ours, then, to show forth by spiritual watchfulness that patience which is a part of the teaching which we have learnt from heaven. Patience is one of His Own virtues whereof God hath made us partakers with Him : our Great Head is the Captain of the patient, and it is through patience that He hath crowned Himself with glory and honour. Yea, God is Himself the Source, the Fountain, and the Greatness of patience, and it behoveth man to love what is beloved of God. That good thing which he loveth is commended unto him of God's Majesty. If God be our Lord and Father, let us follow after the ensample of our Lord and Father's patience, since it is the duty of servants to be obedient, and of sons to be home-minded.
  
 
'''Fourth Responsory.'''
 
'''Fourth Responsory.'''
  
1 Bless ye God in the congregations Alleluia. Even the Lord, ye that are of the fountains of Israel Alleluia, Alleluia.
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<ref>Ps. lxvii. 27.</ref> Bless ye God in the congregations Alleluia. Even the Lord, ye that are of the fountains of Israel Alleluia, Alleluia.
  
''Verse.'' 2 Sing forth the honour of His Name, make His praise glorious.
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''Verse.'' <ref>Ps. lxv. 2.</ref> Sing forth the honour of His Name, make His praise glorious.
  
''Answer.'' Even the Lord, ye that are of the fountains of Israel Al leluia, Alleluia.
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''Answer.'' Even the Lord, ye that are of the fountains of Israel Alleluia, Alleluia.
  
 
'''Fifth Lesson, (ii., iii., viii.)'''  
 
'''Fifth Lesson, (ii., iii., viii.)'''  
  
<span class="dropcap">B</span>UT as for us, dearly beloved brethren, we are the real philosophers, whose wisdom lieth not in words but in deeds, and is manifested not in dresses 3 but in the truth. We are they whose knowledge hath the in ward consciousness, not the idle boast ing, of strength. We are not speakers of high-sounding words, but our lives  
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<span class="dropcap">B</span>UT as for us, dearly beloved brethren, we are the real philosophers, whose wisdom lieth not in words but in deeds, and is manifested not in dresses <ref>The allusion is to the peculiar cloak adopted by those who affected philosophy.</ref> but in the truth. We are they whose knowledge hath the inward consciousness, not the idle boast ing, of strength. We are not speakers of high-sounding words, but our lives  
  
 
'''Fifth Responsory.'''
 
'''Fifth Responsory.'''
  
4 With my whole heart Alleluia have I sought Thee Alleluia. O let me not wander from Thy command ments ! Alleluia, Alleluia.
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<ref>Ps. cxviii. 10, 12.</ref> With my whole heart Alleluia have I sought Thee Alleluia. O let me not wander from Thy commandments ! Alleluia, Alleluia.
  
 
''Verse.'' Blessed art Thou, O Lord : teach me Thy statutes.
 
''Verse.'' Blessed art Thou, O Lord : teach me Thy statutes.
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'''Sixth Lesson.'''
 
'''Sixth Lesson.'''
  
<span class="dropcap">B</span>Y our patience God draweth us to ward Himself, and keepeth us His Own. Patience doth soothe anger, bridle the tongue, govern the mind, keep peace, set rules of self-control, break the onset of lust, still the swell ing of temper, put out the fire begotten of hatred, make the rich meek, and re lieve the need of the poor ; patience doth guard in virgins their blessed 1 Ps. Ixvii. 27. 2 ps&amp;gt; i xv&amp;gt; 2.
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<span class="dropcap">B</span>Y our patience God draweth us to ward Himself, and keepeth us His Own. Patience doth soothe anger, bridle the tongue, govern the mind, keep peace, set rules of self-control, break the onset of lust, still the swelling of temper, put out the fire begotten of hatred, make the rich meek, and relieve the need of the poor ; patience doth guard in virgins their blessed wholeness ; in widows, their careful purity ; in such as be married, their single-hearted love one toward the other. Patience doth teach such as be successful to be lowly-minded ; such as be unfortunate, to be brave ; and all to be gentle when they are wronged and insulted. Patience maketh a man soon to forgive them that trespass against him, and if he have trespassed against any, long and humbly to ask his pardon. Patience doth fight down temptations, bear persecution, and endure unto the end in suffering, and in uplifting of our testimony. Patience is the moat that guardeth the stout foundations of the castle of our faith.
  
3 The allusion is to the peculiar cloak adopted by those who affected philosophy.
 
 
4 Ps. cxviii. 10, 12.
 
 
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wholeness ; in widows, their careful purity ; in such as be married, their single-hearted love one toward the other. Patience doth teach such as be successful to be lowly-minded ; such as be unfortunate, to be brave ; and all to be gentle when they are wronged and insulted. Patience maketh a man soon to forgive them that trespass against him, and if he have trespassed against any, long and humbly to ask his pardon. Patience doth fight down temptations, bear persecution, and endure unto the end in suffering, and in uplifting of our testimony. Patience is the moat that guardeth the stout foundations of the castle of our faith.
 
 
The Lord JESUS told His disciples what things they should suffer after that He was gone away from them, and then He said: &quot;These things I said not unto you at the beginning, because I was with you ; but now I go My way to Him That sent Me.&quot; Let us first see whether it had been that He had not told them before this what they were to suffer in time coming. That He had done so amply before the night of the last Supper, is testified by the three first Evangelists, but it was when that Supper was ended that, according to John, He said : &quot; These things I said not unto you at the be ginning, because I was with you.&quot;
 
  
 
'''Sixth Responsory.'''
 
'''Sixth Responsory.'''
  
1 Sing us a song Alleluia. How shall we sing the LORD S song in a strange land ? Alleluia, Alleluia.
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<ref>Ps. cxxxvi. 3, 4.</ref> Sing us a song - Alleluia. How shall we sing the LORD'S song in a strange land ? Alleluia, Alleluia.
  
 
''Verse.'' There they that carried us away captive required of us a song.
 
''Verse.'' There they that carried us away captive required of us a song.
  
''Answer.'' How shall we sing the LORD S song in a strange land ? Alleluia, Alleluia.
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''Answer.'' How shall we sing the LORD'S song in a strange land ? Alleluia, Alleluia.
  
 
''Verse.'' Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost.
 
''Verse.'' Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost.
  
''Answer.'' How shall we sing the LORD S song in a strange land ? Alleluia, Alleluia.
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''Answer.'' How shall we sing the LORD'S song in a strange land ? Alleluia, Alleluia.
  
 
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'''Seventh Lesson.'''
 
'''Seventh Lesson.'''
  
The Lesson is taken from the Holy Gos pel according to John (xvi. 5.)  
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The Lesson is taken from the Holy Gospel according to John (xvi. 5.)  
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<span class="dropcap">A</span>T that time : JESUS said unto His disciples : I go My way to Him That sent Me ; and none of you asketh Me : Whither goest Thou ? And so on.
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Homily by St Austin, Bishop [of Hippo.] (''94th Tract on John.'')
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The Lord JESUS told His disciples what things they should suffer after that He was gone away from them, and then He said: &quot;These things I said not unto you at the beginning, because I was with you ; but now I go My way to Him That sent Me.&quot; Let us first see whether it had been that He had not told them before this what they were to suffer in time coming. That He had done so amply before the night of the last Supper, is testified by the three first Evangelists, but it was when that Supper was ended that, according to John, He said : &quot; These things I said not unto you at the be ginning, because I was with you.&quot;
  
<span class="dropcap">A</span>T that time : JESUS said unto His ^^ disciples : I go My way to Him That sent Me ; and none of you asketh Me : Whither goest Thou ? And so Homily by St Austin, Bishop [of Hippo.] (94^ Tract on John.}
 
  
 
'''Seventh Responsory.'''
 
'''Seventh Responsory.'''
  
2 I will sing a new song unto Thee, O God Alleluia. Upon a psaltery of ten strings will I sing praises unto Thee. Alleluia, Alleluia.
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<ref>Ps. cxliii. 9.</ref> I will sing a new song unto Thee, O God Alleluia. Upon a psaltery of ten strings will I sing praises unto Thee. Alleluia, Alleluia.
  
''Verse.'' 3 Thou art my God, and I will praise Thee : Thou art my God, and I will exalt Thee.
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''Verse.'' <ref>Ps. cxvii. 28.</ref> Thou art my God, and I will praise Thee : Thou art my God, and I will exalt Thee.
  
 
''Answer.'' Upon a psaltery of ten strings will I sing praises unto Thee.
 
''Answer.'' Upon a psaltery of ten strings will I sing praises unto Thee.
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'''Eighth Lesson.'''
 
'''Eighth Lesson.'''
  
<span class="dropcap">A</span>RE we then to try and loose the knot of this difficulty by assert ing that, according to these three Evangelists, it was on the eve of the Passion, albeit before the Supper, that He had said these things unto them, and therefore not at the beginning, when He was with them, but when He was about to leave them, and go His way to the Father ? And in this way we might reconcile the truthfulness of what this Evangelist saith here &quot;These things I said not unto you at the be ginning &quot; with the truthfulness of the other three. But this explanation is 1 Ps. cxxxvi. 3, 4.
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<span class="dropcap">A</span>RE we then to try and loose the knot of this difficulty by asserting that, according to these three Evangelists, it was on the eve of the Passion, albeit before the Supper, that He had said these things unto them, and therefore not at the beginning, when He was with them, but when He was about to leave them, and go His way to the Father ? And in this way we might reconcile the truthfulness of what this Evangelist saith here &quot;These things I said not unto you at the beginning &quot; with the truthfulness of the other three. But this explanation is rendered impossible by the Gospel according to Matthew, who telleth us how that the Lord spake to His Apostles concerning their sufferings to come, not only when He was on the point of eating the Passover with them, but at the very beginning, when the names of the twelve are first given, and they were sent forth to do the work of God. (Matth. x. 17-42.)
 
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FOURTH WEEK AFTER EASTER. 447 rendered impossible by the Gospel according to Matthew, who telleth us how that the Lord spake to His Apostles concerning their sufferings to come, not only when He was on the point of eating the Passover with them, but at the very beginning, when the names of the twelve are first given, and they were sent forth to do the work of God. (Matth. x. 17-42.) '''Eighth Responsory.'''
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'''Eighth Responsory.'''
  
1 It is a good thing to give thanks unto the LORD Alleluia; and to sing praises Alleluia.
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<ref>Ps. xci. 2, 4.</ref> It is a good thing to give thanks unto the LORD Alleluia; and to sing praises Alleluia.
  
 
''Verse.'' Upon an instrument of ten strings, upon the harp with a solemn sound.
 
''Verse.'' Upon an instrument of ten strings, upon the harp with a solemn sound.
  
''Answer.'' And to sing praises Al leluia.
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''Answer.'' And to sing praises - Alleluia.
  
 
''Verse.'' Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost.
 
''Verse.'' Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost.
  
''Answer.'' And to sing praises Al leluia.
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''Answer.'' And to sing praises - Alleluia.
  
 
'''Ninth Lesson.'''
 
'''Ninth Lesson.'''
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====LAUDS.====
  
''Chapter.'' (James i. 17.) JV/TY beloved brethren, every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with Whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.
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<span class="dropcap">M</span>Y beloved brethren, every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with Whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.
  
 
''Hymn and Verse and Answer as on Low Sunday, (pp. 406, 407.)''  
 
''Hymn and Verse and Answer as on Low Sunday, (pp. 406, 407.)''  
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''Chapter at Terce from Lauds.''
 
''Chapter at Terce from Lauds.''
  
Chapter at Sext. (James i. 19.) HEREFORE, my beloved breth ren, let every man be swift to hear, but slow to speak, and slow to wrath ; for the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God.
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''Chapter at Sext. (James i. 19.)''
  
1 Ps. xci. 2, 4.
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Chapter at None. (James i. 2 i.) V\fHEREFORE lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughti ness, and receive with meekness the engrafted Word, Which is able to save your souls.
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''Chapter at None. (James i. 21.)''
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''Antiphon at the Song of the Blessed Virgin.''  I go My way to Him That sent Me : * but because I have said these things unto you, sorrow hath filled your heart. Alleluia.
 
''Antiphon at the Song of the Blessed Virgin.''  I go My way to Him That sent Me : * but because I have said these things unto you, sorrow hath filled your heart. Alleluia.
 
  
 
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'''First Lesson.'''
 
'''First Lesson.'''
  
The Lesson is taken from the Epistle of the Blessed Apostle James (i.
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<span class="dropcap">E</span>VERY good gift, and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with Whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning. For of His Own will begat He us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of first-fruits of His creatures. This ye know, my well-beloved brethren. But let every man be swift to hear, but slow to speak, and slow to wrath : for the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God.
 
<span class="dropcap">E</span>VERY good gift, and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with Whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning. For of His Own will begat He us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of first-fruits of His creatures. This ye know, my well-beloved brethren. But let every man be swift to hear, but slow to speak, and slow to wrath : for the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God.
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'''First Responsory.'''
 
'''First Responsory.'''
  
1 Let now the redeemed of the LORD Alleluia say : Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia.
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<ref>Ps. cvi. 2.</ref> Let now the redeemed of the LORD Alleluia say : Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia.
  
 
''Verse.'' Let them whom He hath redeemed from the hand of the enemy, and gathered them out of the lands.
 
''Verse.'' Let them whom He hath redeemed from the hand of the enemy, and gathered them out of the lands.
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'''Second Lesson.'''
 
'''Second Lesson.'''
  
<span class="dropcap">T</span>HEREFORE lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the engrafted Word, Which is able to save your souls. But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves. For if any be an hearer of the word, and not a doer ; he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass ; for he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was.
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<span class="dropcap">W</span>HEREFORE lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the engrafted Word, Which is able to save your souls. But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves. For if any be an hearer of the word, and not a doer ; he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass ; for he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was.
  
 
'''Second Responsory.'''
 
'''Second Responsory.'''
  
O sing unto the Lord. Alleluia.
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O sing unto the Lord. Alleluia.  Sing unto Him. Alleluia.
  
Sing unto Him. Alleluia.
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''Verse.'' <ref>Ps. xxviii. 2.</ref> Give unto the LORD glory and honour, give unto the LORD the glory due unto His Name.
  
''Verse.'' 2 Give unto the LORD glory and honour, give unto the LORD the glory due unto His Name.
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''Answer.'' Sing unto Him. Alleluia.
 
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''Answer.'' Sing unto Him. Al leluia.
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''Verse.'' Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost.
 
''Verse.'' Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost.
  
''Answer.'' Sing unto Him. Al leluia.
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''Answer.'' Sing unto Him. Alleluia.
  
 
'''Third Lesson.'''
 
'''Third Lesson.'''
  
<span class="dropcap">B</span>UT whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed. If any man 1 Ps. cvi. 2. - Ps. xxviii. 2.
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<span class="dropcap">B</span>UT whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed. If any man among you think himself to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue, but deceiveth his own heart, this man's religion is vain. Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this : to visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.
 
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FOURTH WEEK AFTER EASTER. 449 among you think himself to be religi ous, and bridleth not his tongue, but deceiveth his own heart, this man's religion is vain. Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this : to visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.
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''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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====LAUDS.====
 
====LAUDS.====
  
''Antiphon at the Song of Zacharias.''  1 Did not our heart burn within us, at the thought of JESUS, * while he talked with us by the way ? Alleluia.
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''Antiphon at the Song of Zacharias.''  <ref>Luke xxiv. 32.</ref> Did not our heart burn within us, at the thought of JESUS, * while he talked with us by the way ? Alleluia.
  
 
====VESPERS.====
 
====VESPERS.====
  
''Antiphon at the Song of the Blessed Virgin.''  2 I tell you the truth : * it is expedient for you that I go away : for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you. Alleluia.
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''Antiphon at the Song of the Blessed Virgin.''  <ref>John xvi. 7.</ref> I tell you the truth : * it is expedient for you that I go away : for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you. Alleluia.
  
  
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'''First Lesson.'''
 
'''First Lesson.'''
  
The Lesson is taken from the Epistle of the Blessed Apostle James (ii. i.)  
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The Lesson is taken from the Epistle of the Blessed Apostle James (ii. 1.)  
  
 
<span class="dropcap">M</span>Y brethren, have not the faith of our Lord JESUS Christ [the Lord] of glory, with respect of persons.
 
<span class="dropcap">M</span>Y brethren, have not the faith of our Lord JESUS Christ [the Lord] of glory, with respect of persons.
  
For if there come unto your assembly a man with a gold ring in goodly 3 apparel ; and there come in also a poor man in vile 3 raiment ; and ye have respect to him that weareth the gay clothing, and say unto him : Sit thou here in a good place ; and say to the poor : Stand thou there, or sit here under my footstool are ye not then partial in yourselves, and are become judges of evil thoughts ?  
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For if there come unto your assembly a man with a gold ring in goodly <ref>Candida sordida. Perhaps rather &quot; clean &quot; and &quot; dirty.&quot;</ref> apparel ; and there come in also a poor man in vile <ref>Candida sordida. Perhaps rather &quot; clean &quot; and &quot; dirty.&quot;</ref> raiment ; and ye have respect to him that weareth the gay clothing, and say unto him : Sit thou here in a good place ; and say to the poor : Stand thou there, or sit here under my footstool are ye not then partial in yourselves, and are become judges of evil thoughts ?  
  
 
'''First Responsory.'''
 
'''First Responsory.'''
  
Bless ye God, &c., [(p. 445.)]  
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Bless ye God, &c., ''[(p. 445.)]''
  
 
'''Second Lesson.'''
 
'''Second Lesson.'''
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<span class="dropcap">H</span>EARKEN, my beloved brethren.
 
<span class="dropcap">H</span>EARKEN, my beloved brethren.
  
Hath not God chosen the poor of this world, rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom which He hath promised to them that love Him ? But ye have despised the poor. Do not rich men oppress you, and draw you before the judgment-seats ? Do not they blas pheme that worthy name by the which ye are called ? Nevertheless, if ye fulfil the royal law, according to the Scripture : Thou shalt love thy neigh bour as thyself ( Lev. xix. 1 8 ) ye do well. But if ye have respect to persons, ye commit sin, and are con vinced of the law as transgressors.
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Hath not God chosen the poor of this world, rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom which He hath promised to them that love Him ? But ye have despised the poor. Do not rich men oppress you, and draw you before the judgment-seats ? Do not they blaspheme that worthy name by the which ye are called ? Nevertheless, if ye fulfil the royal law, according to the Scripture : Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself ( Lev. xix. 18. ) - ye do well. But if ye have respect to persons, ye commit sin, and are convinced of the law as transgressors.
  
 
'''Second Responsory.'''
 
'''Second Responsory.'''
  
With my whole heart, &c., (p. 445,) with this addition : ''Verse.'' Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost.
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With my whole heart, &c., ''(p. 445,) with this addition :''
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''Verse.'' Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost.
  
 
''Answer.'' O let me not wander from Thy commandments ! Alleluia, Alleluia.
 
''Answer.'' O let me not wander from Thy commandments ! Alleluia, Alleluia.
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'''Third Lesson.'''
 
'''Third Lesson.'''
  
<span class="dropcap">F</span>OR whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all. For He That said : Thou shalt not commit adultery : said also : Thou shalt do no murder.
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<span class="dropcap">F</span>OR whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all. For He That said : Thou shalt not commit adultery : said also : Thou shalt do no murder. Now, if thou commit no adultery, yet, if thou do murder, thou art become a transgressor of the law. So speak ye, and so do, as they that shall be judged by the law of liberty. For he shall have judgment without mercy that hath showed no mercy : for mercy rejoiceth against judgment.
 
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1 Luke xxiv. 32. 2 joh n xvi. 7. 3 Candida sordida. Perhaps rather &quot; clean &quot; and &quot; dirty.&quot; 450 THE PROPER OFFICE OF THE SEASON.
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Now, if thou commit no adultery, yet, if thou do murder, thou art become a transgressor of the law. So speak ye, and so do, as they that shall be judged by the law of liberty. For he shall have judgment without mercy that hath showed no mercy : for mercy rejoiceth against judgment.
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''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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====VESPERS.====
 
====VESPERS.====
  
''Antiphon at the Song of the Blessed Virgin.''  When the Comforter, the Spirit of truth, is come, * He will re prove the world of sin, and of righteous ness, and of judgment. Alleluia.
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''Antiphon at the Song of the Blessed Virgin.''  When the Comforter, the Spirit of truth, is come, * He will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment. Alleluia.
  
  
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'''First Lesson.'''
 
'''First Lesson.'''
  
The Lesson is taken from the Epistle of the Blessed Apostle James (ii.
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The Lesson is taken from the Epistle of the Blessed Apostle James (ii. 14.)
 
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<span class="dropcap">W</span>HAT doth it profit, my brethren, though a man say he hath faith, and have not works ? Can that faith save him ? If a brother or sister be naked, and destitute of daily food, and one of you say unto them : Depart in peace, be ye warmed and filled not withstanding ye give them not those things which are needful to the body, what doth it profit ? Even so, faith, if it hath not works is dead, being alone.
 
<span class="dropcap">W</span>HAT doth it profit, my brethren, though a man say he hath faith, and have not works ? Can that faith save him ? If a brother or sister be naked, and destitute of daily food, and one of you say unto them : Depart in peace, be ye warmed and filled not withstanding ye give them not those things which are needful to the body, what doth it profit ? Even so, faith, if it hath not works is dead, being alone.
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'''Second Lesson.'''
 
'''Second Lesson.'''
  
<span class="dropcap">A</span>WEA, a man may say : Thou hast faith and I have works. Show me thy faith without works, and I will show thee my faith by works. Thou believest that there is one God ; thou doest well : the devils also believe, and tremble. But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead ? Was not Abraham our father justified by works, when he offered Isaac his son upon the altar ? Seest thou how faith wrought with his works, and by works was faith made perfect ?  
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<span class="dropcap">Y</span>EA, a man may say : Thou hast faith and I have works. Show me thy faith without works, and I will show thee my faith by works. Thou believest that there is one God ; thou doest well : the devils also believe, and tremble. But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead ? Was not Abraham our father justified by works, when he offered Isaac his son upon the altar ? Seest thou how faith wrought with his works, and by works was faith made perfect ?  
  
 
'''Second Responsory.'''
 
'''Second Responsory.'''
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'''Third Lesson.'''
 
'''Third Lesson.'''
  
A ND the Scripture was fulfilled ^^ which saith : Abraham believed God, and it was counted to him for righteousness (Gen. xv. 6) ; and he was called, &quot; the Friend of God.&quot; Ye see, then, how that by works a man is justified, and not by faith only. Like wise also was not Rahab the harlot justified by works, when she had re ceived the messengers, and had sent them out another way ? For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.
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<span class="dropcap">A</span>ND the Scripture was fulfilled which saith : Abraham believed God, and it was counted to him for righteousness (Gen. xv. 6) ; and he was called, &quot; the Friend of God.&quot; Ye see, then, how that by works a man is justified, and not by faith only. Likewise also was not Rahab the harlot justified by works, when she had received the messengers, and had sent them out another way ? For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.
  
 
''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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''Antiphon at the Song of Zacharias.''  A spirit hath not flesh and bones, * as ye see Me have : now believe, Alleluia.
 
''Antiphon at the Song of Zacharias.''  A spirit hath not flesh and bones, * as ye see Me have : now believe, Alleluia.
 
FOURTH WEEK AFTER EASTER. 451
 
  
 
====VESPERS.====
 
====VESPERS.====
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== Thursday. ==
 
== Thursday. ==
  
== Fifth Day. ==
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=== Fifth Day. ===
  
See Rubric, [(p. 409.)]  
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''See Rubric, [(p. 409.)]''
  
 
====MATTINS.====
 
====MATTINS.====
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'''First Lesson.'''
 
'''First Lesson.'''
  
The Lesson is taken from the Epistle of the Blessed Apostle James (iii. i.)  
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The Lesson is taken from the Epistle of the Blessed Apostle James (iii. 1.)  
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<span class="dropcap">M</span>Y brethren, be not many masters, knowing that ye shall receive the greater condemnation. For in many things we offend all. If any man offend not in word, the same is a perfect man. Such an one is able also to bridle the whole body. Behold, we put bits in the horses mouths, that they may obey us, and we turn about their whole body.
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'''First Responsory.'''
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If I forget thee, &c., ''[(p. 443.)]''
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'''Second Lesson.'''
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<span class="dropcap">B</span>EHOLD also the ships, though they be so great, and are driven of fierce winds, yet are they turned about with a very small helm, whither soever the governor listeth. Even so, the tongue is a little member and boasteth great things. Behold, how little a flame doth set on fire a great forest : and the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity.
  
<span class="dropcap">M</span>Y brethren, be not many masters, &quot;* knowing that ye shall receive the greater condemnation. For in many things we offend all. If any man offend not in word, the same is a perfect man. Such an one is able also to bridle the whole body. Behold, we put bits in the horses mouths, that they may obey us, and we turn about their whole body.
 
  
 
'''Second Responsory.'''
 
'''Second Responsory.'''
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''The Hymn,'' &quot; We praise Thee, O God, &c., ; ''is said.''
 
''The Hymn,'' &quot; We praise Thee, O God, &c., ; ''is said.''
  
 
 
'''First Responsory.'''
 
 
If I forget thee, &c., [(p. 443.)]
 
 
'''Second Lesson.'''
 
 
<span class="dropcap">B</span>EHOLD also the ships, though they be so great, and are driven of fierce winds, yet are they turned about with a very small helm, whither soever the governor listeth. Even so, the tongue is a little member and boasteth great things. Behold, how little a flame doth set on fire a great forest : and the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity.
 
  
 
====LAUDS.====
 
====LAUDS.====
  
''Antiphon at the Song of Zacharias.''  x The disciples gave the Lord a piece * of a broiled fish, and of an honeycomb.  Alleluia. Alleluia.
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''Antiphon at the Song of Zacharias.''  <ref>Luke xxiv. 42.</ref> The disciples gave the Lord a piece * of a broiled fish, and of an honeycomb.  Alleluia. Alleluia.
  
 
====VESPERS.====
 
====VESPERS.====
  
 
''Antiphon at the Song of the Blessed Virgin.''  For He shall not speak of Himself; * but whatsoever He shall hear, that shall He speak : and He will show you things to come. Alleluia.
 
''Antiphon at the Song of the Blessed Virgin.''  For He shall not speak of Himself; * but whatsoever He shall hear, that shall He speak : and He will show you things to come. Alleluia.
 
1 Luke xxiv. 42.
 
 
452 THE PROPER OFFICE OF THE SEASON.
 
 
  
  
 
== Friday. ==
 
== Friday. ==
  
 
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=== Sixth Day. ===
== Sixth Day. ==
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''See Rubric, [(p. 409.)]''  
 
''See Rubric, [(p. 409.)]''  
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'''First Lesson.'''
 
'''First Lesson.'''
  
The Lesson is taken from the Epistle of the Blessed Apostle James (iv. i.)  
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The Lesson is taken from the Epistle of the Blessed Apostle James (iv. 1.)  
  
 
<span class="dropcap">F</span>ROM whence come wars and fightings among you ? Come they not hence, even of your lusts which are in your members ? Ye lust, and have not : ye kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain : ye fight and war, yet ye have not, because ye ask not.
 
<span class="dropcap">F</span>ROM whence come wars and fightings among you ? Come they not hence, even of your lusts which are in your members ? Ye lust, and have not : ye kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain : ye fight and war, yet ye have not, because ye ask not.
  
Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts. Ye adulterers, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God ? WT hosoever, therefore, will be a friend of the world, is the enemy of God.
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Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts. Ye adulterers, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God ? Whosoever, therefore, will be a friend of the world, is the enemy of God.
  
 
'''First Responsory.'''
 
'''First Responsory.'''
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'''Second Lesson.'''
 
'''Second Lesson.'''
  
<span class="dropcap">D</span>O ye think that the Scripture saith ^~^ in vain : l The spirit that dwelleth in us lusteth to envy ? But He giveth more grace. Wherefore He saith : 2 God resisteth the proud but giveth grace unto the humble. Submit yourselves therefore to God, but resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Draw nigh to God, and He will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners ; and purify your hearts, ye double-minded. Be afflicted, and mourn, and weep : let your laughter be turned to mourning, and your joy to heaviness. Humble 1 Eccles. iv. 4.
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<span class="dropcap">D</span>O ye think that the Scripture saith in vain : <ref>Eccles. iv. 4.</ref> The spirit that dwelleth in us lusteth to envy ? But He giveth more grace. Wherefore He saith : <ref>Prov. xxix. 23 ; Matth. xxiii. 12.</ref> God resisteth the proud but giveth grace unto the humble. Submit yourselves therefore to God, but resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Draw nigh to God, and He will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners ; and purify your hearts, ye double-minded. Be afflicted, and mourn, and weep : let your laughter be turned to mourning, and your joy to heaviness. Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He shall lift you up.
 
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yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He shall lift you up.
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'''Second Responsory.'''
 
'''Second Responsory.'''
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''Vespers are either of a Feast or of the Votive Office of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin.''
 
''Vespers are either of a Feast or of the Votive Office of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin.''
  
2 Prov. xxix. 23 ; Matth. xxiii. 12.
 
  
ROGATION SUNDAY. 453
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== Saturday. ==
 
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== Rogation Sunday. ==
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=== The Sabbath. ===
 
=== The Sabbath. ===
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The Lesson is taken from the Epistle of the Blessed Apostle James (v. i.)  
 
The Lesson is taken from the Epistle of the Blessed Apostle James (v. i.)  
  
<span class="dropcap">A</span>O to now, ye rich men, weep and  howl for your miseries that shall come upon you. Your riches are corrupted, and your garments are motheaten.
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<span class="dropcap">G</span>O to now, ye rich men, weep and  howl for your miseries that shall come upon you. Your riches are corrupted, and your garments are motheaten.  Your gold and silver is cankered, and the rust of them shall be a witness against you, and shall eat your flesh, as it were fire. Ye have heaped up wrath for yourselves against the latter days. Behold, the hire of the labourers who have reaped down your fields, which is of you kept back by fraud, crieth : and the cry of them is entered into the ears of the Lord of Sabaoth. Ye have lived in pleasure on the earth, and have nourished your hearts with wantonness for the day of slaughter. Ye have condemned and killed the just, and he hath not withstood you.
  
Your gold and silver is cank ered, and the rust of them shall be a witness against you, and shall eat your flesh, as it were fire. Ye have heaped up wrath for yourselves against the latter days. Behold, the hire of the labourers who have reaped down your fields, which is of you kept back by fraud, crieth : and the cry of them is entered into the ears of the Lord of Sabaoth. Ye have lived in pleasure on the earth, and have nourished your hearts with wantonness for the day of slaughter. Ye have condemned and killed the just, and he hath not withstood you.
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'''Second Lesson.'''
  
affliction, of labour, and of patience.
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<span class="dropcap">B</span>E ye patient, therefore, brethren, unto the coming of the Lord.  Behold, the husbandman waiteth for the precious fruit of the earth, and hath long patience for it, until he receive the first and second harvest.  Therefore be ye also patient, and stablish your hearts ; for the coming of the Lord draweth nigh. Grudge not one against another, brethren, lest ye be condemned. Behold, the Judge standeth before the door. Take, my brethren, the Prophets who have spoken in the name of the Lord, for an example of that which cometh of affliction, of labour, and of patience.
  
 
Behold, we count them happy which endured. Ye have heard of the pati ence of Job, and have seen the end of the Lord, that the Lord is very pitiful and of tender mercy.
 
Behold, we count them happy which endured. Ye have heard of the pati ence of Job, and have seen the end of the Lord, that the Lord is very pitiful and of tender mercy.
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'''Third Lesson.'''
 
'''Third Lesson.'''
  
<span class="dropcap">B</span>UT above all things, my brethren, swear not, neither by heaven, neither by the earth, neither by any other oath. But let your speech be : Yea, yea ; and : Nay, nay ; lest ye fall into condemnation. Is any among&quot; you afflicted ? Let him pray. Is any merry ? Let him sing psalms. Is any sick among you ? Let him call for the Priests of the Church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord ; and the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up, and if he be in sins, they shall be forgiven him. Confess your sins therefore, one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be saved : for the fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.
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<span class="dropcap">B</span>UT above all things, my brethren, swear not, neither by heaven, neither by the earth, neither by any other oath. But let your speech be : Yea, yea ; and : Nay, nay ; lest ye fall into condemnation. Is any among you afflicted ? Let him pray. Is any merry ? Let him sing psalms. Is any sick among you ? Let him call for the Priests of the Church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord ; and the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up, and if he be in sins, they shall be forgiven him. Confess your sins therefore, one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be saved : for the fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.
  
 
====VESPERS.====
 
====VESPERS.====
  
'''Second Lesson.'''
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''Chapter and Prayer from the following Lauds, and Antiphon of the Blessed Virgin from that of Zacharias at the same.''
 
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<span class="dropcap">B</span>E ye patient, therefore, brethren, unto the coming of the Lord.
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Behold, the husbandman waiteth for the precious fruit of the earth, and hath long patience for it, until he re ceive the first and second harvest.
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Therefore be ye also patient, and stablish your hearts ; for the coming of the Lord draweth nigh. Grudge not one against another, brethren, lest ye be condemned. Behold, the Judge standeth before the door. Take, my brethren, the Prophets who have spoken in the name of the Lord, for an example of that which cometh of
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Chapter and Prayerfrom thefollow ing Lauds, and Antiphon of the Bless ed Virgin from that of Zacharias at the same.
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'''Citations'''
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