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''In England the use of two of these Offices — namely, that of the Most Holy Sacrament for Thursdays and that of the Immaculate Conception for Saturdays, is obligatory upon all persons bound to the recitation of the Divine Office, upon all days permitted by the Pope, except (i) those in Advent and Lent; (2) Eves; (3) Ember Saturday; and (4) days to which the Sunday Office may be transferred according to the Pie, iv. 5. <ref>When these two Votive Offices were introduced by the late Pope Pius IX., and when they seem to have been made obligatory in England, these days were excepted from the Papal permission. The edition of the English Offices now before the writer (Tournay, 1896) excepts only Advent and Lent, but the Catholic Directory shows that Eves also are excepted, and the exceptions would therefore seem to have remained the same as before. Owing to the multiplication of Festal Offices it is very improbable that the contingencies (3) (4) would ever occur.</ref>  On those days on which the use of the Votive Office is permitted by the Pope, but is not made obligatory hi England, its use is optional, as is that of the other Votive Offices on other days.''
 
''In England the use of two of these Offices — namely, that of the Most Holy Sacrament for Thursdays and that of the Immaculate Conception for Saturdays, is obligatory upon all persons bound to the recitation of the Divine Office, upon all days permitted by the Pope, except (i) those in Advent and Lent; (2) Eves; (3) Ember Saturday; and (4) days to which the Sunday Office may be transferred according to the Pie, iv. 5. <ref>When these two Votive Offices were introduced by the late Pope Pius IX., and when they seem to have been made obligatory in England, these days were excepted from the Papal permission. The edition of the English Offices now before the writer (Tournay, 1896) excepts only Advent and Lent, but the Catholic Directory shows that Eves also are excepted, and the exceptions would therefore seem to have remained the same as before. Owing to the multiplication of Festal Offices it is very improbable that the contingencies (3) (4) would ever occur.</ref>  On those days on which the use of the Votive Office is permitted by the Pope, but is not made obligatory hi England, its use is optional, as is that of the other Votive Offices on other days.''
  
©Sice in Honour of tfje Im= maculate Conception of tfje JSlessetr Ftrgin Jfiarg, for Saturtiags.
 
  
Semi-double.
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== Office in Honour of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, for Saturdays. ==
  
All from the Common Office for Feasts of the Blessed Virgin, {p. 436,) except the following.
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''Semi-double.''
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''All from the Common Office for Feasts of the Blessed Virgin, (p. 436,) except the following.''
  
 
====FIRST VESPERS.====
 
====FIRST VESPERS.====
  
Antiphons, Chapter, Verse and Answer, and Prayerfrom Lauds.
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''Antiphons, Chapter, Verse and Answer, and Prayer from Lauds.''
  
 
''Antiphon at the Song of the Blessed Virgin.''  All generations shall call me blessed, * for He That is mighty hath done to me great things.
 
''Antiphon at the Song of the Blessed Virgin.''  All generations shall call me blessed, * for He That is mighty hath done to me great things.
  
COMPLINE.
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====COMPLINE.====
  
The last verse ofthe Hymn is altered in honour of the Incarnation.
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''The last verse ofthe Hymn is altered in honour of the Incarnation.''
  
 
====MATTINS.====
 
====MATTINS.====
  
====SECOND VESPERS.====
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''Invitatory.'' Let us tell of the stainless Conception of the Virgin Mary : * let us worship Christ, her Son, and her Lord and ours.
  
All as the First, except the follow ing.
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'''Hymn.''' 1
  
1 Cf. Luke xxiii. 53; Matth. xxvii. 60; Zech. xii. 10, 11 Invitatory. Let us tell of the stainless Conception of the Virgin Mary : * let us worship Christ, her Son, and her Lord and ours.
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BLEST Guardian of all virgin souls ! <br/>
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Portal of bliss to man forgiven ! <br/>
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Pure Mother of Almighty God ! <br/>
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Thou hope of earth, and joy of Heaven ! <br/>
  
IMMACULATE CONCEPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN. 875 '''Hymn.''' 1 "DLEST Guardian of all virgin souls ! Portal of bliss to man forgiven ! Pure Mother of Almighty God ! Thou hope of earth, and joy of Heaven ! Fair Lily, found among the thorns ! Most beauteous Dove with wings of gold ! Rod from whose tender root upsprang That healing Flower long since foretold ! Thou Tower, against the dragon proof! Thou Star, to storm-toss'd voyagers dear ! Our course lies o'er a treacherous deep ; Thine be the light by which we steer.
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Fair Lily, found among the thorns !<br/>
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Most beauteous Dove with wings of gold !<br/>
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Rod from whose tender root upsprang <br/>
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That healing Flower long since foretold !<br/>
  
Scatter the mists that round us hang, Keep far the fatal shoals away ; And while through darkling waves we sweep, Open a path to life and day.
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Thou Tower, against the dragon proof! <br/>
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Thou Star, to storm-toss'd voyagers dear ! <br/>
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Our course lies o'er a treacherous deep ; <br/>
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Thine be the light by which we steer.<br/>
  
O Jesu, born of Virgin bright ! Immortal glory be to Thee ; Praise to the Father infinite, And Holy Ghost eternally. Amen.
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Scatter the mists that round us hang, <br/>
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Keep far the fatal shoals away ; <br/>
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And while through darkling waves we sweep, <br/>
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Open a path to life and day.<br/>
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O Jesu, born of Virgin bright ! <br/>
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Immortal glory be to Thee ; <br/>
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Praise to the Father infinite, <br/>
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And Holy Ghost eternally. Amen.<br/>
  
 
=====FIRST NOCTURN.=====
 
=====FIRST NOCTURN.=====
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''Answer.'' And maketh my way perfect.
 
''Answer.'' And maketh my way perfect.
  
Scripture according with the followiiig Lessons from to the Season, Responsories.
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''Lessons from Scripture according to the Season, with the following  Responsories.''
  
 
'''First Responsory.'''
 
'''First Responsory.'''
  
3 By one man sin entered into the Avorld, in whom all have sinned. Fear 1 Translation by the Rev. E. Caswall.
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3 By one man sin entered into the Avorld, in whom all have sinned. Fear  
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1 Translation by the Rev. E. Caswall.
  
 
4 Cf. Ps. lv. 13 ; xvii. 21.
 
4 Cf. Ps. lv. 13 ; xvii. 21.
  
 
* Judith xiii. 18.
 
* Judith xiii. 18.
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not, Mary, for thou hast found grace with God.
 
not, Mary, for thou hast found grace with God.
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'''Third Responsory.'''
 
'''Third Responsory.'''
  
7 My beloved is white like snow in Lebanon, her lips drop as the honeycomb.
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7 My beloved is white like snow in Lebanon, her lips drop as the honeycomb. Honey and milk are under her tongue.
 
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Honey and milk are under her tongue.
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''Verse.'' Come from Lebanon, My Spouse, thou shalt be crowned with a crown of grace.
 
''Verse.'' Come from Lebanon, My Spouse, thou shalt be crowned with a crown of grace.
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=====SECOND NOCTURN.=====
 
=====SECOND NOCTURN.=====
  
''First Antiphon.'' Grace is poured into her Conception, # and she is fairer than the daughters of men.
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''First Antiphon.'' Grace is poured into her Conception, * and she is fairer than the daughters of men.
  
 
''Second Antiphon.'' God hath holpen her right early, * the Most High hath hallowed His tabernacle.
 
''Second Antiphon.'' God hath holpen her right early, * the Most High hath hallowed His tabernacle.
  
Third A?ztiphon. Glorious things are spoken of thee, O City of God ; * the Lord hath laid thy foundation in the holy mountains.
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''Third Antiphon.'' Glorious things are spoken of thee, O City of God ; * the Lord hath laid thy foundation in the holy mountains.
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2 Ps. xvii. 33. 3 Rom. v. 12 ; Luke i. 30.
 
2 Ps. xvii. 33. 3 Rom. v. 12 ; Luke i. 30.
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876 THE VOTIVE OFFICES.
 
876 THE VOTIVE OFFICES.
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''Verse.'' 1 By this I know that Thou favourest me.
 
''Verse.'' 1 By this I know that Thou favourest me.
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The Lesson is taken from the Dogmatic Bull of Pope Pius IX.
 
The Lesson is taken from the Dogmatic Bull of Pope Pius IX.
  
T T is known to all men, with what care this doctrine of the sinlessness of the conception of the Mother of God hath been handed down, set forth, and defended by the most distinguished Religious Orders, Theologians, Universities, and Doctors skilled in the things of God. All men know likewise how carefully Christian Bishops, even in their public teaching, have professed the doctrine that through the merits of Christ our Lord and Saviour, foreknown by God, the Holy Virgin Mary, Mother of God, was delivered from ever being the victim of original sin, but, on the contrary, had the fruits of redemption applied to her at the very moment of her Conception, and was therefore redeemed in a nobler way than others. But the weightiest fact of all is that the most holy Council of Trent, when, in accordance with the Holy Scriptures, as interpreted by the holy Fathers and the approved Councils, it decreed that all men are conceived in sin, expressly added that it did not mean thereby to say that the blessed and stainless Mary, Mother of God, did not form an exception to the rule. From this declaration of the Fathers of Trent it can clearly be drawn that there is nothing in the Bible, nothing in tradition, and nothing in the Fathers which can rightly be adduced against this prerogative of the most Blessed Virgin, nay, as far as circumstances demanded, they as much as declared her free from the original stain.
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<span class="dropcap">I</span>T is known to all men, with what care this doctrine of the sinlessness of the conception of the Mother of God hath been handed down, set forth, and defended by the most distinguished Religious Orders, Theologians, Universities, and Doctors skilled in the things of God. All men know likewise how carefully Christian Bishops, even in their public teaching, have professed the doctrine that through the merits of Christ our Lord and Saviour, foreknown by God, the Holy Virgin Mary, Mother of God, was delivered from ever being the victim of original sin, but, on the contrary, had the fruits of redemption applied to her at the very moment of her Conception, and was therefore redeemed in a nobler way than others. But the weightiest fact of all is that the most holy Council of Trent, when, in accordance with the Holy Scriptures, as interpreted by the holy Fathers and the approved Councils, it decreed that all men are conceived in sin, expressly added that it did not mean thereby to say that the blessed and stainless Mary, Mother of God, did not form an exception to the rule. From this declaration of the Fathers of Trent it can clearly be drawn that there is nothing in the Bible, nothing in tradition, and nothing in the Fathers which can rightly be adduced against this prerogative of the most Blessed Virgin, nay, as far as circumstances demanded, they as much as declared her free from the original stain.
  
 
'''Fourth Responsory.'''
 
'''Fourth Responsory.'''
  
2 I came out of the mouth of the Most High, the first-begotten before every creature. I made the unfading light to arise in the heavens.
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2 I came out of the mouth of the Most High, the first-begotten before every creature. I made the unfading light to arise in the heavens. When there were no depths I was conceived.
 
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When there were no depths I was conceived.
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''Verse.'' For the Lord hath created me in righteousness, and hath held mine hand, and hath kept me.
 
''Verse.'' For the Lord hath created me in righteousness, and hath held mine hand, and hath kept me.
  
A?iswer. When there were no depths I was conceived.
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''Answer.'' When there were no depths I was conceived.
  
 
'''Fifth Lesson.'''
 
'''Fifth Lesson.'''
  
T N truth, this doctrine upon the Conception of the most Blessed Virgin is day by day more earnestly set forth by the graver thought of the Church, by her teaching, by her care, by her learning, and by her wisdom.
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<span class="dropcap">I</span>N truth, this doctrine upon the Conception of the most Blessed Virgin is day by day more earnestly set forth by the graver thought of the Church, by her teaching, by her care, by her learning, and by her wisdom.  It is explained, taught, confirmed, and wonderfully spread among all peoples and nations of the Catholic world.  The Church hath received it from the Fathers, as a part of the original faith, attested strongly by the most ancient and venerable monuments of both the Eastern and Western Churches. Indeed, the Fathers and Ecclesiastical writers, learned in Holy Scripture, are marked by no more earnest feature than that in all their books and Scriptural Commentaries, written for the confirmation of doctrine, and the edification of the faithful, they do all in divers ways preach and teach the excelling holiness of this Virgin, her dignity, her freedom from any stain of sin, and the glory of her victory over the dark enemy of our race.
  
It is explained, taught, confirmed, and wonderfully spread among all peoples and nations of the Catholic world.
 
  
The Church hath received it from the Fathers, as a part of the original faith, attested strongly by the most ancient and venerable monuments of both the Eastern and Western Churches. Indeed, the Fathers and Ecclesiastical writers, learned in Holy Scripture, are marked by no more earnest feature than that in all their books and Scriptural Commentaries, written for the confirmation of doctrine, and the edification of the faithful, they do all in divers ways preach and teach the excelling holiness of this Virgin, her dignity, her freedom from any stain of sin, and the glory of her victory over the dark enemy of our race.
 
  
 
1 Ps. xl. 12. 2 I.e., Wisdom. Ecclus. xxiv. 5, 6; Prov. viii. 24.
 
1 Ps. xl. 12. 2 I.e., Wisdom. Ecclus. xxiv. 5, 6; Prov. viii. 24.
  
IMMACULATE CONCEPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN. S?7 Fifth Responsory .
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IMMACULATE CONCEPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN. S?7  
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'''Fifth Responsory.'''
  
 
1 No defiled thing can fall into her ; she is the brightness of the everlasting light, and the unspotted mirror of the power of God.
 
1 No defiled thing can fall into her ; she is the brightness of the everlasting light, and the unspotted mirror of the power of God.
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'''Sixth Lesson.'''
 
'''Sixth Lesson.'''
  
A LL Commentators on the Book of Genesis remark that passage where God at the very time of the Fall speaketh of the Atonement, to the confusion of the lying serpent, and the comfortable hope of man, and saith, " I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed," and all the ancients teach that by this passage is meant the most merciful Saviour of mankind, namely, our Lord JESUS Christ, the Only-begotten Son of God, and His most blessed Mother the Virgin Mary, as if the enmity which both He and she felt against the devil was, in a sense, of a kind common to them Both. Christ took our nature upon Him, and is become the Mediator between God and man, (1 Tim. ii. 5,) blotting out the handwriting that was against us, nailing it to His Cross, (Col. ii. 14,) and the most holy Virgin, by that subtle, close, and abiding tie which bindeth mother to Child, feeleth along with Him His truceless enmity to the serpent, and He, through His merits, hath granted to her that moment of victory wherein her stainless foot bruised the serpent's head.
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<span class="dropcap">A</span>LL Commentators on the Book of Genesis remark that passage where God at the very time of the Fall speaketh of the Atonement, to the confusion of the lying serpent, and the comfortable hope of man, and saith, " I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed," and all the ancients teach that by this passage is meant the most merciful Saviour of mankind, namely, our Lord JESUS Christ, the Only-begotten Son of God, and His most blessed Mother the Virgin Mary, as if the enmity which both He and she felt against the devil was, in a sense, of a kind common to them Both. Christ took our nature upon Him, and is become the Mediator between God and man, (1 Tim. ii. 5,) blotting out the handwriting that was against us, nailing it to His Cross, (Col. ii. 14,) and the most holy Virgin, by that subtle, close, and abiding tie which bindeth mother to Child, feeleth along with Him His truceless enmity to the serpent, and He, through His merits, hath granted to her that moment of victory wherein her stainless foot bruised the serpent's head.
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1 Wisd. vii. 25, 26, 29.
 
1 Wisd. vii. 25, 26, 29.
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VOL. IV.
 
VOL. IV.
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'''Sixth Responsory.'''
 
'''Sixth Responsory.'''
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''Verse.'' 4 I will extol Thee, O Lord, for Thou hast lifted me up.
 
''Verse.'' 4 I will extol Thee, O Lord, for Thou hast lifted me up.
  
Aizswer. And hast not made my foes to rejoice over me.
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''Answer.'' And hast not made my foes to rejoice over me.
  
 
'''Seventh Lesson.'''
 
'''Seventh Lesson.'''
  
The Lesson is taken from the Holy Gospel according to Luke (i. 26.) A T that time : The Angel Gabriel *^^ was sent from God, unto a city of Galilee, named Nazareth, to a Virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David, and the Virgin's name was Mary. And so on.
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The Lesson is taken from the Holy Gospel according to Luke (i. 26.)  
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<span class="dropcap">A</span>T that time : The Angel Gabriel was sent from God, unto a city of Galilee, named Nazareth, to a Virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David, and the Virgin's name was Mary. And so on.
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2 Apoc. xii. 1.
 
2 Apoc. xii. 1.
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2 G 878 THE VOTIVE OFFICES.
 
2 G 878 THE VOTIVE OFFICES.
  
Homily by St Sophronius, Patriarch [of Jerusalem.] {On the Annunciation.
 
  
) Blessed indeed art thou among women, for thou hast turned the curse of Eve into a blessing ; thou hast even brought a blessing upon Adam, when he lay smitten by the first sentence of death. Blessed indeed art thou among women, for thou art the mean whereby the Father's blessing hath come upon man, and delivered him from the old curse.
 
  
Blessed indeed art thou among women, for by thee thy fathers have found salvation ; the salutation of the Angel telleth thee that thou art about to bear them a Deliverer.
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Homily by St Sophronius, Patriarch [of Jerusalem.] (On the Annunciation.)
  
Blessed indeed art thou among women, for thou, not knowing a man, conceivest a Son through Whom the whole earth shall be blessed, and bring forth thorns and thistles no more. Blessed indeed art thou among women, for thou remainest thyself no more than a woman, and yet art made Mother of God. If That holy Thing Which shall be born of thee be truly God made Man, then art thou truly Mother of God, for God is made thine Offspring.
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Blessed indeed art thou among women, for thou hast turned the curse of Eve into a blessing ; thou hast even brought a blessing upon Adam, when he lay smitten by the first sentence of death. Blessed indeed art thou among women, for thou art the mean whereby the Father's blessing hath come upon man, and delivered him from the old curse.  Blessed indeed art thou among women, for by thee thy fathers have found salvation ; the salutation of the Angel telleth thee that thou art about to bear them a Deliverer.  Blessed indeed art thou among women, for thou, not knowing a man, conceivest a Son through Whom the whole earth shall be blessed, and bring forth thorns and thistles no more. Blessed indeed art thou among women, for thou remainest thyself no more than a woman, and yet art made Mother of God. If That holy Thing Which shall be born of thee be truly God made Man, then art thou truly Mother of God, for God is made thine Offspring.
  
 
'''Seventh Responsory.'''
 
'''Seventh Responsory.'''
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'''Eighth Lesson.'''
 
'''Eighth Lesson.'''
  
" "pEAR not, Mary, for thou hast found grace with God "—abiding grace. Thou hast found grace with God — exceeding grace. Thou hast found grace with God—all desirable grace. Thou hast found grace with God—greater grace than any other.
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"<span class="dropcap">F</span>EAR not, Mary, for thou hast found grace with God " — abiding grace. Thou hast found grace with God — exceeding grace. Thou hast found grace with God — all desirable grace. Thou hast found grace with God — greater grace than any other. Thou hast found grace with God —unfailing grace. Thou hast found grace with God—saving grace. Thou hast found grace with God — immoveable grace. Thou hast found grace with God — invincible grace. Thou hast found grace with God — everlasting grace. Before thee there have been others, many others, made wonderful in holiness, but to none hath it been given, as to thee, to be full of grace ; to none hath it been given, as to thee, to attain to such divine riches ; to none, as to thee, to be prevented by purifying grace ; to none, as to thee, to shine from the day-spring with light from heaven ; to none, as to thee, to be exalted above all things before created.
 
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Thou hast found grace with God —unfailing grace. Thou hast found grace with God—saving grace. Thou hast found grace with God—immoveable grace. Thou hast found grace with God—invincible grace. Thou hast found grace with God—everlasting grace. Before thee there have been others, many others, made wonderful in holiness, but to none hath it been given, as to thee, to be full of grace ; to none hath it been given, as to thee, to attain to such divine riches ; to none, as to thee, to be prevented by purifying grace ; to none, as to thee, to shine from the day-spring with light from heaven ; to none, as to thee, to be exalted above all things before created.
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'''Eighth Responsory.'''
 
'''Eighth Responsory.'''
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'''Ninth Lesson.'''
 
'''Ninth Lesson.'''
  
AND justly ; for none hath ever -^^ drawn so near to God as thou hast ; none hath ever been gifted by God with good gifts as thou hast ; none hath ever received of God's grace as 1 Cant. iv. 12, v. 2.
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<span class="dropcap">A</span>ND justly ; for none hath ever drawn so near to God as thou hast ; none hath ever been gifted by God with good gifts as thou hast ; none hath ever received of God's grace as  
  
IMMACULATE CONCEPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN. 879 thou hast. Thou art mightier than all things which are called mighty among men ; thou hast received more than the goodness of God hath conferred on any other. It is indeed because God made His home in thee that thou thus aboundest. There hath never been any save thee that hath comprehended the Incomprehensible ; none save thee that hath enjoyed His presence so much ; none that He hath made so ready therefor ; none on whom the uncreated light hath shone so clearly ; and therefore none who hath, like thee, sheltered the Lord God, the Maker and Lord of all, conceived Him in thy womb, and brought Him into the world, to redeem men lying under the Father's sentence, and to offer to them everlasting- salvation. Wherefore, O Lady, I have already cried unto thee with the Angel, and I will still cry—" Hail, thou that art full of grace, the Lord is with thee ! Blessed art thou among women ! " The Hymn, " We praise Thee, O God, &c," is said.
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1 Cant. iv. 12, v. 2.
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thou hast. Thou art mightier than all things which are called mighty among men ; thou hast received more than the goodness of God hath conferred on any other. It is indeed because God made His home in thee that thou thus aboundest. There hath never been any save thee that hath comprehended the Incomprehensible ; none save thee that hath enjoyed His presence so much ; none that He hath made so ready therefor ; none on whom the uncreated light hath shone so clearly ; and therefore none who hath, like thee, sheltered the Lord God, the Maker and Lord of all, conceived Him in thy womb, and brought Him into the world, to redeem men lying under the Father's sentence, and to offer to them everlasting- salvation. Wherefore, O Lady, I have already cried unto thee with the Angel, and I will still cry —" Hail, thou that art full of grace, the Lord is with thee ! Blessed art thou among women !"  
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''The Hymn,'' " We praise Thee, O God, &c," ''is said.''
  
 
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====LAUDS.====
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''Fifth Antiphon.'' 4 Draw us, * Maiden undefiled, we will run after thee in the odour of thy perfumes.
 
''Fifth Antiphon.'' 4 Draw us, * Maiden undefiled, we will run after thee in the odour of thy perfumes.
  
''Chapter.'' (Prov. viii. 22.) HP HE Lord possessed me in the beginning of His ways, before His works of old. I was ordained from everlasting, from the beginning, or ever the earth was. When there were no depths I was conceived.
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''Chapter.'' (Prov. viii. 22.)  
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<span class="dropcap">T</span>HE Lord possessed me in the beginning of His ways, before His works of old. I was ordained from everlasting, from the beginning, or ever the earth was. When there were no depths I was conceived.
  
''Verse.'' Maiden Mother of God, thy stainless conception — ''Answer.'' Was a message of joy to the whole world.
 
  
''Antiphon at the Song of Zacharias.''
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''Verse.'' Maiden Mother of God, thy stainless conception —
  
The Lord God said unto the serpent : I will put enmity between thee and the woman, * and between thy seed and her seed ; she shall bruise thy head.
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''Answer.'' Was a message of joy to the whole world.
  
Prayer.
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''Antiphon at the Song of Zacharias.''  The Lord God said unto the serpent : I will put enmity between thee and the woman, * and between thy seed and her seed ; she shall bruise thy head.
  
r\ GOD, Who didst cause that a ^^^ virgin should be conceived without sin, to the end that she might be made a meet dwelling-place for Thy dear Son ; O God, Who through the precious death of the Same Thy Son foreseen by Thee, didst keep her clean from all stain, hear us, we beseech Thee, and grant that by her prayers, we also who are presently defiled, may finally be made pure, and so with her attain unto Thee.
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''Prayer.''
  
Through the Same our Lord JESUS Christ, Thy Son, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, one God, world without end. Amen.
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<span class="dropcap">O</span> GOD, Who didst cause that a virgin should be conceived without sin, to the end that she might be made a meet dwelling-place for Thy dear Son ; O God, Who through the precious death of the Same Thy Son foreseen by Thee, didst keep her clean from all stain, hear us, we beseech Thee, and grant that by her prayers, we also who are presently defiled, may finally be made pure, and so with her attain unto Thee.  Through the Same our Lord JESUS Christ, Thy Son, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, one God, world without end. Amen.
  
 
====PRIME.====
 
====PRIME.====
  
''Antiphon.'' Thou art all fair, &c, {First Antiphon at Lauds.) In the Short Responsory, instead of " Thou That art to come into the world," is said: ''Verse.'' Thou That wast born of the Virgin Mary.
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''Antiphon.'' Thou art all fair, &c, (''First Antiphon at Lauds.'')  
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''In the Short Responsory, instead of'' "Thou That art to come into the world,"'' is said:  
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1 Cf. Cant. iv. 7. 2 Cf. Matth. xvii. 2, 3 Judith xv. 10 ; xiii. 23. 4 Cf. Cant. i. 3, 4.
 
1 Cf. Cant. iv. 7. 2 Cf. Matth. xvii. 2, 3 Judith xv. 10 ; xiii. 23. 4 Cf. Cant. i. 3, 4.
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88o THE VOTIVE OFFICES.
 
88o THE VOTIVE OFFICES.
  
Chapter at the eitd. (Apoc. xii. i.) FHERE appeared a great wonder in heaven : a Woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars.
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''Chapter at the end.'' (Apoc. xii. i.)  
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<span class="dropcap">T</span>HERE appeared a great wonder in heaven : a Woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars.
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====TERCE.====
 
====TERCE.====
  
''Antiphon.'' Thy raiment, &c, {Second Antiphon at Lands.) Chapterfrom Lauds.
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''Antiphon.'' Thy raiment, &c, (''Second Antiphon at Lands.'')  
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''Chapter from Lauds.''
  
 
'''Short Responsory.'''
 
'''Short Responsory.'''
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====SEXT.====
 
====SEXT.====
  
''Antiphon.'' Thou art the exaltation of Jerusalem, &c, {Third Antiphon at Lauds. ) ''Chapter.'' (Ezek. xliv. 2.) ''"PHIS gate shall be shut, it shall not be opened, and no man shall enter in by it ; because the Lord, the God of Israel, hath entered in by it, therefore it shall be shut for the Prince ; the Prince, He shall sit in it.
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''Antiphon.'' Thou art the exaltation of Jerusalem, &c, (''Third Antiphon at Lauds.'')  
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''Chapter.'' (Ezek. xliv. 2.)  
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<span class="dropcap">T</span>HIS gate shall be shut, it shall not be opened, and no man shall enter in by it ; because the Lord, the God of Israel, hath entered in by it, therefore it shall be shut for the Prince ; the Prince, He shall sit in it.
  
 
'''Short Responsory.'''
 
'''Short Responsory.'''
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====NONE.====
 
====NONE.====
  
''Antiphon.'' Draw us, &c, {Fifth A?itipho?i at Lauds.) Chapter as at the end of Prime.
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''Antiphon.'' Draw us, &c, (''Fifth Antiphon at Lauds.'')  
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''Chapter as at the end of Prime.''
  
 
'''Short Responsory.'''
 
'''Short Responsory.'''
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''Answer.'' I will extol Thee, O Lord, for Thou hast lifted me up.
 
''Answer.'' I will extol Thee, O Lord, for Thou hast lifted me up.
  
''Verse.'' Maiden Mother of God, thy stainless conception, ''Answer.'' Was a message of joy to the whole world.
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''Verse.'' Maiden Mother of God, thy stainless conception,  
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''Answer.'' Was a message of joy to the whole world.
  
 
====SECOND VESPERS.====
 
====SECOND VESPERS.====

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