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== Third Sunday of September. ==
  
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=== The Third Lord's Day of September. ===
  
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''This day is always occupied by a festival.''
  
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Cijtrtf Simfcag of September.
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=== Second Day. ===
 
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The Third Lord's Day of September.
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This day is always occupied by a festival.
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'''First Lesson.'''
 
'''First Lesson.'''
  
Here beginneth the Book of Tobias <i. 1.) /T* OBIAS, of the tribe and state of Nephtali, (which is in the upper parts of Galilee above Naasson, after the way that leadeth unto the West, having the city of Saphed upon the left,) the same was taken a prisoner in the days of Salmanasar King of the Assyrians, but albeit he was in captivity yet he swerved not out of the way of truth. All things whatsoever that he had, he shared them, day by day, with his brethren of the captivity that were of his own lineage. And being the youngest of all the tribe of Nephtali, yet behaved he himself in nowise as a child.
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Here beginneth the Book of Tobias (i. 1.)  
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<span class="dropcap">T</span>OBIAS, of the tribe and state of Nephtali, (which is in the upper parts of Galilee above Naasson, after the way that leadeth unto the West, having the city of Saphed upon the left,) the same was taken a prisoner in the days of Salmanasar King of the Assyrians, but albeit he was in captivity yet he swerved not out of the way of truth. All things whatsoever that he had, he shared them, day by day, with his brethren of the captivity that were of his own lineage. And being the youngest of all the tribe of Nephtali, yet behaved he himself in nowise as a child.
  
 
'''First Responsory.'''
 
'''First Responsory.'''
  
1 I entreat Thee, O Lord, that Thou wouldest loose me from this reproach, or that Thou wouldest take me away from the earth. Remember not mine offences nor the offences of my forefathers, neither take Thou vengeance of my sins ; for Thou, O Lord, art a Redeemer unto all that hope in Thee.
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<ref>Tob. iii. 15, 3, 2.</ref> I entreat Thee, O Lord, that Thou wouldest loose me from this reproach, or that Thou wouldest take me away from the earth. Remember not mine offences nor the offences of my forefathers, neither take Thou vengeance of my sins ; for Thou, O Lord, art a Redeemer unto all that hope in Thee.
  
 
''Verse.'' For all Thy judgments are just, and all Thy ways are mercy and truth. And now, O Lord, remember me.
 
''Verse.'' For all Thy judgments are just, and all Thy ways are mercy and truth. And now, O Lord, remember me.
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'''Second Lesson.'''
 
'''Second Lesson.'''
  
lyF OREOVER, when all men sought after the golden calves which Jeroboam King of Israel had made, this man alone separated himself from the company of all of them ; and went unto Jerusalem unto the Temple of the Lord, and worshipped there the Lord God of Israel, and offered faithfully his first-fruits and his tithes, and every third year he gave a tithe unto the proselytes and strangers. These things and the like did he, according to the law of God, when he was a child.
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<span class="dropcap">M</span>OREOVER, when all men sought after the golden calves which Jeroboam King of Israel had made, this man alone separated himself from the company of all of them ; and went unto Jerusalem unto the Temple of the Lord, and worshipped there the Lord God of Israel, and offered faithfully his first-fruits and his tithes, and every third year he gave a tithe unto the proselytes and strangers. These things and the like did he, according to the law of God, when he was a child.
  
Furthermore, when he was come to the age of a man, he married Anna of his own kindred, and of her he 1 Tob. iii. 15, 3, 2.
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Furthermore, when he was come to the age of a man, he married Anna of his own kindred, and of her he begat a son, unto whom he gave his own name, and trained him up from a child to fear God, and to abhor all evil. (''Third Lesson for Sunday.'') Therefore, when he was carried away captive to Ninive, with his wife and his son, and all his tribe, and they all did eat of the bread of the Gentiles, he kept his own soul clean, and never defiled himself with their meat. And because he remembered the Lord with all his heart, God gave him grace before Salmanasar the King, and he gave him power to go wheresoever he would, and freedom to do whatsoever he pleased.
 
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THIRD WEEK OF SEPTEMBER. 229 begat a son, unto whom he gave his own name, and trained him up from a child to fear God, and to abhor all evil. (Third Lesson for Sunday.) Therefore, when he was carried away captive to Ninive, with his wife and his son, and all his tribe, and they all did eat of the bread of the Gentiles, he kept his own soul clean, and never defiled himself with their meat. And because he remembered the Lord with all his heart, God gave him grace before Salmanasar the King, and he gave him power to go wheresoever he would, and freedom to do whatsoever he pleased.
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He went therefore unto all that were of the captivity, and exhorted them with wholesome words.
 
He went therefore unto all that were of the captivity, and exhorted them with wholesome words.
  
Second Respo?isory.
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'''Second Responsory.'''
  
1 In all seasons bless God, and ask of Him to order thy goings, and in all seasons let thy counsels be steadfastly in Him.
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<ref>iv. 20 ; xiv. 10.</ref> In all seasons bless God, and ask of Him to order thy goings, and in all seasons let thy counsels be steadfastly in Him.
  
 
''Verse.'' Seek faithfully and with all thy strength to do such things as please Him.
 
''Verse.'' Seek faithfully and with all thy strength to do such things as please Him.
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''Answer.'' And in all seasons let thy counsels be steadfastly in Him.
 
''Answer.'' And in all seasons let thy counsels be steadfastly in Him.
  
'''Third Lesson.''' (First Lesson of Monday.) (ii. 1.) AND after these things, when *^^ there was a Feast of the Lord, and there was a good dinner prepared in the house of Tobias, he said unto his son : Go and bring some out of our brethren that fear God, that they may dine with us.
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'''Third Lesson.''' (''First Lesson of Monday.'') (ii. 1.)  
  
But after that he was gone out, he came again, and said unto him, that one of the children of Israel had been slain, and was lying in the market-place. Then straightway he started up, and left his dinner, and went fasting unto the dead body, and took it up, and carried it to his own house secretly, that he might bury it cautiously after the goingdown of the sun. (Second Lesson of Monday.) But all his neighbours chided him, and said : Already thou hast been condemned to death for this matter, and hardly didst thou escape from the power of the grave : and dost thou bury the dead again ? But Tobias feared God more than the King, and took away the bodies of them that were slain, and hid them in his house, and buried them in the midst of the night. So it came to pass that on a certain day he returned weary from the burial, and came into his own house, and lay down by the wall and slept, and as he was asleep there fell upon his eyes warm dung out of a swallow's nest, and he became blind.
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<span class="dropcap">A</span>ND after these things, when there was a Feast of the Lord, and there was a good dinner prepared in the house of Tobias, he said unto his son : Go and bring some out of our brethren that fear God, that they may dine with us.
  
This trial did the Lord allow to befall him, that his patience, like the patience of holy Job, might be an ensample to them that come after him. (Third Lesson of Monday.) For from a child he had alway feared God, and kept His commandments, and therefore, when the affliction of blindness came upon him, he was not angered against God, but remained unshaken in the fear of God, giving God thanks all the days of his life. For even as kings mocked at blessed Job, so did his kinsmen and his cousins mock at his life, saying : Where now is thine hope, for the which thou didst give alms and bury the dead ? But Tobias rebuked them, saying : Speak not thus, seeing that we are the children of the Saints, and that we look for that life which God will give unto them that deal never falsely in His covenant.
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But after that he was gone out, he came again, and said unto him, that one of the children of Israel had been slain, and was lying in the market-place. Then straightway he started up, and left his dinner, and went fasting unto the dead body, and took it up, and carried it to his own house secretly, that he might bury it cautiously after the going-down of the sun. (''Second Lesson of Monday.'') But all his neighbours chided him, and said : Already thou hast been condemned to death for this matter, and hardly didst thou escape from the power of the grave : and dost thou bury the dead again ? But Tobias feared God more than the King, and took away the bodies of them that were slain, and hid them in his house, and buried them in the midst of the night. So it came to pass that on a certain day he returned weary from the burial, and came into his own house, and lay down by the wall and slept, and as he was asleep there fell upon his eyes warm dung out of a swallow's nest, and he became blind.
  
1 iv. 20 ; xiv. 10.
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This trial did the Lord allow to befall him, that his patience, like the patience of holy Job, might be an ensample to them that come after him. (''Third Lesson of Monday.'') For from a child he had alway feared God, and kept His commandments, and therefore, when the affliction of blindness came upon him, he was not angered against God, but remained unshaken in the fear of God, giving God thanks all the days of his life. For even as kings mocked at blessed Job, so did his kinsmen and his cousins mock at his life, saying : Where now is thine hope, for the which thou didst give alms and bury the dead ? But Tobias rebuked them, saying : Speak not thus, seeing that we are the children of the Saints, and that we look for that life which God will give unto them that deal never falsely in His covenant.
 
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'''Third Responsory.'''
 
'''Third Responsory.'''
  
1 My son, remember that we have but a frail life. If thou fear God thou shalt have great goods.
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<ref>iv. 23, 6.</ref> My son, remember that we have but a frail life. If thou fear God thou shalt have great goods.
  
 
''Verse.'' Be mindful of Him, and beware lest ever thou transgress His commandments.
 
''Verse.'' Be mindful of Him, and beware lest ever thou transgress His commandments.
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''Answer.'' If thou fear God thou shalt have great goods.
 
''Answer.'' If thou fear God thou shalt have great goods.
  
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'''First Lesson.'''
 
'''First Lesson.'''
  
The Lesson is taken from the Book of Tobias (ii. 1 1.) "TVT OW Anna his wife went to do women's work every day, and she brought home such living as she could obtain by the work of her hands. And so it came to pass that she received a kid of the goats, and brought it home. And when her husband heard it cry, he said : See that haply it be not stolen ; render it to the owners ; for it is not lawful to eat nor to touch anything that is stolen.
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The Lesson is taken from the Book of Tobias (ii. 1 1.)  
  
First Respoiisory.
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<span class="dropcap">N</span>OW Anna his wife went to do women's work every day, and she brought home such living as she could obtain by the work of her hands. And so it came to pass that she received a kid of the goats, and brought it home. And when her husband heard it cry, he said : See that haply it be not stolen ; render it to the owners ; for it is not lawful to eat nor to touch anything that is stolen.
  
2 Our poverty was enough for us, that it might have been accounted riches. O that the money had never been, for which thou hast sent away our son, the staff of our old age ! ''Verse.'' Alas ! my son, wherefore have we sent thee wandering, even thee, the light of our eyes ! ''Answer.'' The staff of our old age ! '''Second Lesson.'''
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'''First Responsory.'''
  
VyHEREUPON his wife was enraged against him, and said : It is manifest that thine hope is disappointed, and that thine alms come not back unto thee again.
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<ref>v. 25, 24, 23.</ref> Our poverty was enough for us, that it might have been accounted riches. O that the money had never been, for which thou hast sent away our son, the staff of our old age !
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''Verse.'' Alas ! my son, wherefore have we sent thee wandering, even thee, the light of our eyes !
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''Answer.'' The staff of our old age !
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'''Second Lesson.'''
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<span class="dropcap">W</span>HEREUPON his wife was enraged against him, and said : It is manifest that thine hope is disappointed, and that thine alms come not back unto thee again.
  
 
And with these and the like words did she revile him. (iii.) Then Tobias groaned and began to weep, and prayed, and said : O Lord, Thou art just, and all Thy judgments are just, and all Thy ways are mercy, and truth, and judgment. And now, O Lord, remember me, and take not vengeance of my sins, neither remember mine offences, nor the offences of my forefathers.
 
And with these and the like words did she revile him. (iii.) Then Tobias groaned and began to weep, and prayed, and said : O Lord, Thou art just, and all Thy judgments are just, and all Thy ways are mercy, and truth, and judgment. And now, O Lord, remember me, and take not vengeance of my sins, neither remember mine offences, nor the offences of my forefathers.
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'''Second Responsory.'''
 
'''Second Responsory.'''
  
3 Bless the God of heaven, and confess Him before all living, for He hath had mercy upon you.
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<ref>xii. 6, 18, 20.</ref> Bless the God of heaven, and confess Him before all living, for He hath had mercy upon you.
  
 
''Verse.'' Bless Him, and sing praises unto Him, and tell of all His marvellous works.
 
''Verse.'' Bless Him, and sing praises unto Him, and tell of all His marvellous works.
  
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''Answer.'' For He hath had mercy upon you.
  
 
'''Third Lesson.'''
 
'''Third Lesson.'''
  
T^OR we obeyed not Thy commandments, wherefore Thou hast delivered us for a spoil, and unto captivity, and unto death, and for a proverb, and a reproach to all the nations among whom we are dispersed.
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<span class="dropcap">F</span>OR we obeyed not Thy commandments, wherefore Thou hast delivered us for a spoil, and unto captivity, and unto death, and for a proverb, and a reproach to all the nations among whom we are dispersed.
  
 
And now, O Lord, great are Thy judgments ; because we have not kept Thy commandments, neither have walked in truth before Thee. And now, O Lord, deal with me as seemeth best unto Thee, and command my spirit to be taken from me in peace, for it is profitable for me to die rather than to live.
 
And now, O Lord, great are Thy judgments ; because we have not kept Thy commandments, neither have walked in truth before Thee. And now, O Lord, deal with me as seemeth best unto Thee, and command my spirit to be taken from me in peace, for it is profitable for me to die rather than to live.
  
a iiv. 23, 6. v. 25, 24, 23. 3 xii. 6, 18, 20.
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'''Third Responsory.'''
 
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1 It is time for me to return unto Him That sent me, but bless ye God, and tell of all His marvellous works.
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<ref>xii. 6, 18, 20.</ref> It is time for me to return unto Him That sent me, but bless ye God, and tell of all His marvellous works.
  
 
''Verse.'' Confess Him before all living, for He hath had mercy upon you.
 
''Verse.'' Confess Him before all living, for He hath had mercy upon you.
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''Answer.'' But bless ye God, and tell of all His marvellous works.
 
''Answer.'' But bless ye God, and tell of all His marvellous works.
  
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'''First Lesson.'''
 
'''First Lesson.'''
  
The Lesson is taken from the Holy Gospel according to Mark (ix. 16.) A T that time : One of the multi- *^^ tude answered ° and said unto Jesus : Master, I have brought unto Thee my son, which hath a dumb spirit. And so on.
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The Lesson is taken from the Holy Gospel according to Mark (ix. 16.)  
  
Homily by the Venerable Bede, Priest [at Jarrow.] (Bk. iii. ch. 38, on Mark ix.) Concerning this possessed person whom the Lord healed, after that He was come down from the mount, Mark saith that he was deaf and dumb, and Matthew (xvii. 15) that he was lunatic. 2 He was a figure of them of whom it is said : " A fool changeth as the moon," (Ecclus.
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<span class="dropcap">A</span>T that time : One of the multitude answered and said unto Jesus : Master, I have brought unto Thee my son, which hath a dumb spirit. And so on.
  
xxvii. 12.) These are they who continue never in one stay, but change now to one sin, and now to another, waxing and waning—dumb, in that they confess not the faith ; deaf, in that they have no ears for the word of truth. They foam at the mouth also, and pine away with folly. For it is the way with idiots, and swooners, and stupified, to foam their spittle out at their mouths.
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Concerning this possessed person whom the Lord healed, after that He was come down from the mount, Mark saith that he was deaf and dumb, and Matthew (xvii. 15) that he was lunatic. <ref>''I.e.'', moon-struck.</ref> He was a figure of them of whom it is said : " A fool changeth as the moon," (Ecclus. xxvii. 12.) These are they who continue never in one stay, but change now to one sin, and now to another, waxing and waning—dumb, in that they confess not the faith ; deaf, in that they have no ears for the word of truth. They foam at the mouth also, and pine away with folly. For it is the way with idiots, and swooners, and stupified, to foam their spittle out at their mouths.
  
 
They gnash their teeth when they are inflamed with the heat of passion.
 
They gnash their teeth when they are inflamed with the heat of passion.
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'''First Responsory.'''
 
'''First Responsory.'''
  
We have heard of the tribulation of those cities, which they have suffered, and we have fainted. Fear and confusion of mind are fallen upon us.
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''Verse.'' 3 We have sinned like our forefathers, we have done unjustly, and wrought iniquity.
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''Verse.'' <ref>Judith vii. 19.</ref> We have sinned like our forefathers, we have done unjustly, and wrought iniquity.
  
 
''Answer.'' Lord, have mercy.
 
''Answer.'' Lord, have mercy.
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'''Second Lesson.'''
 
'''Second Lesson.'''
  
THE father saith: "And I spake to Thy disciples, that they should cast him out, and they could not." Here he maketh a sort of accusation against the Apostles. But that cures cannot be wrought is sometimes owing, not to the powerlessness of them that would heal, but to the want of faith in them that are to be healed—as saith the Lord: "According to your faith be it unto you." (Matth. ix. 29.) He answereth him, and saith : " O faithless generation, how long shall I be with you ? " The meek and lowly One, Who, as a lamb before his shearers, is dumb, so opened not His Mouth, was not wearied out of patience, nor did He break out into words of passion, but He spake as a 1 xii. 6, 18, 20. 2 I.e., moon-struck. 3 Judith vii. 19.
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<span class="dropcap">T</span>HE father saith: "And I spake to Thy disciples, that they should cast him out, and they could not." Here he maketh a sort of accusation against the Apostles. But that cures cannot be wrought is sometimes owing, not to the powerlessness of them that would heal, but to the want of faith in them that are to be healed—as saith the Lord: "According to your faith be it unto you." (Matth. ix. 29.) He answereth him, and saith : "O faithless generation, how long shall I be with you ? " The meek and lowly One, Who, as a lamb before his shearers, is dumb, so opened not His Mouth, was not wearied out of patience, nor did He break out into words of passion, but He spake as a physician might speak, who saw that the sick man did contrary to his commands.
  
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"Wherefore should I come unto thine house ? How long am I to throw away the exercise of my skill, while I order one thing and thou dost another ? "
  
physician might speak, who saw that the sick man did contrary to his commands.
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'''Second Responsory.'''
  
" Wherefore should I come unto thine house ? How long am I to throw away the exercise of my skill, while I order one thing and thou dost another ? " '''Second Responsory.'''
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In all seasons, &c, (p. 229.) '''Third Lesson.'''
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'''Third Lesson.'''
  
" A ND He said unto them : This kind can come forth by nothing but by prayer and fasting." While He teacheth the Apostles how the very worst kind of devil must be driven out, He giveth unto all of us an instruction unto life, that we may know that the most grievous trials, either from unclean spirits, or from men, are to be overcome by fasting and prayer. The wrath of the Lord also, when it is kindled to take vengeance of our sins, can be turned away by this remedy only. To fast, in a general sense, is not only to abstain from meats, but to restrain oneself from all the inticements of the flesh, and from all evil passions. So also, to pray, is not only to call in words for the mercy of God, but also, in all things which we do, in earnestness of faith to worship our Maker.
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"<span class="dropcap">A</span>ND He said unto them : This kind can come forth by nothing but by prayer and fasting." While He teacheth the Apostles how the very worst kind of devil must be driven out, He giveth unto all of us an instruction unto life, that we may know that the most grievous trials, either from unclean spirits, or from men, are to be overcome by fasting and prayer. The wrath of the Lord also, when it is kindled to take vengeance of our sins, can be turned away by this remedy only. To fast, in a general sense, is not only to abstain from meats, but to restrain oneself from all the inticements of the flesh, and from all evil passions. So also, to pray, is not only to call in words for the mercy of God, but also, in all things which we do, in earnestness of faith to worship our Maker.
  
 
'''Third Responsory.'''
 
'''Third Responsory.'''
  
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My son, remember, &c, (''p. 230.)''
  
''Antiphon at the Song of Zacharias.''
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''Antiphon at the Song of Zacharias.''  This kind of devils * can come forth by nothing but by prayer and fasting.
  
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''Long Preces.''
  
Prayer.
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''Prayer.''
  
VyE pray Thee, O Lord, that the healing power of Thy mercy may give strength to our weakness, that those things which do pass away by their own frailty, may be renewed again by Thy clemency. Through our Lord Jesus Christ Thy Son, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, one God, world without end. Amen.
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<span class="dropcap">W</span>E pray Thee, O Lord, that the healing power of Thy mercy may give strength to our weakness, that those things which do pass away by their own frailty, may be renewed again by Thy clemency. Through our Lord Jesus Christ Thy Son, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, one God, world without end. Amen.
  
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''Long Preces at Prime.''
  
Prayer at Terce, Sext, and No?ie as at Lauds, and Preces.
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''Prayer at Terce, Sext, and None as at Lauds, and Preces.''
  
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''At Vespers, Preces, but Prayer of last Sunday.''
  
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'''First Lesson.'''
 
'''First Lesson.'''
  
The Lesson is taken from the Book of Tobias (xii. 1.) 1 '"PHEN Tobias called his son unto him, and said unto him : What can we give to that holy man that is come with thee ? And Tobias answered and said unto his father : Father, what wages shall we give unto him ? or what can be a sufficient reward for all the kindness that he hath done ? He hath led me, and brought me again in safety, and himself received the money from Gabel, and made me to have my wife, and driven away from her the devil [that troubled her], and made her parents to rejoice, and delivered me myself from being swallowed up by the fish.
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The Lesson is taken from the Book of Tobias (xii. 1.) <ref>The intermediate chapters contain an account of the adventures of Tobias the younger, when, accompanied by a mysterious stranger, he made a journey to recover some money for his father.</ref>
  
Thee also he hath made to see the 1 The intermediate chapters contain an account of the adventures of Tobias the younger, when, accompanied by a mysterious stranger, he made a journey to recover some money for his father.
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<span class="dropcap">T</span>HEN Tobias called his son unto him, and said unto him : What can we give to that holy man that is come with thee ? And Tobias answered and said unto his father : Father, what wages shall we give unto him ? or what can be a sufficient reward for all the kindness that he hath done ? He hath led me, and brought me again in safety, and himself received the money from Gabel, and made me to have my wife, and driven away from her the devil [that troubled her], and made her parents to rejoice, and delivered me myself from being swallowed up by the fish.
  
THIRD WEEK OF SEPTEMBER. 233 light of heaven, and by him are we filled with all good things. For these things what sufficient reward shall we give him ? But, I pray thee, my father, ask him if haply it please him to take half of all that hath been brought.
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Thee also he hath made to see the light of heaven, and by him are we filled with all good things. For these things what sufficient reward shall we give him ? But, I pray thee, my father, ask him if haply it please him to take half of all that hath been brought.
  
 
'''First Responsory.'''
 
'''First Responsory.'''
  
I entreat Thee, O Lord, &c, (p.
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I entreat Thee, O Lord, &c, ''(p. 228.)''
  
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'''Second Lesson.'''
  
CO the father and the son called him, and took him apart, and began to ask him if it would please him to take half of all that had been brought. Then he said unto them secretly : Bless the God of Heaven, and confess Him before all living, for He hath had mercy upon you. Verily it is a good thing to keep the king's secret, but to show forth and to acknowledge the works of God is honourable.
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<span class="dropcap">S</span>O the father and the son called him, and took him apart, and began to ask him if it would please him to take half of all that had been brought. Then he said unto them secretly : Bless the God of Heaven, and confess Him before all living, for He hath had mercy upon you. Verily it is a good thing to keep the king's secret, but to show forth and to acknowledge the works of God is honourable.
  
 
Prayer is good with fasting, and to lay up alms rather than to lay up stores of gold. For alms doth deliver from death, and the same it is which. purgeth away sin, and causeth to find mercy and everlasting life.
 
Prayer is good with fasting, and to lay up alms rather than to lay up stores of gold. For alms doth deliver from death, and the same it is which. purgeth away sin, and causeth to find mercy and everlasting life.
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'''Second Responsory.'''
 
'''Second Responsory.'''
  
In all seasons, &c, (p. 229.) '''Third Lesson.'''
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In all seasons, &c, ''(p. 229.)''  
  
^THEREFORE I show you the truth, and will not keep an hidden matter back from you. When thou didst pray with tears, and bury the dead, and leave thy dinner, and hide the dead in thine house by day, and bury them by night, I did bring up thy prayer before the Lord. And because thou wast accepted with God, it was needs, that temptation should try thee. And now the Lord sent me to heal thee, and to deliver Sara thy son's wife from a devil. For I am the Angel Raphael, one of the seven, which stand before the Lord. And when they heard it, they were troubled, and quaked, and fell upon their faces on the ground. And the angel said unto them : Peace be unto you ; fear not.
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'''Third Lesson.'''
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<span class="dropcap">T</span>HEREFORE I show you the truth, and will not keep an hidden matter back from you. When thou didst pray with tears, and bury the dead, and leave thy dinner, and hide the dead in thine house by day, and bury them by night, I did bring up thy prayer before the Lord. And because thou wast accepted with God, it was needs, that temptation should try thee. And now the Lord sent me to heal thee, and to deliver Sara thy son's wife from a devil. For I am the Angel Raphael, one of the seven, which stand before the Lord. And when they heard it, they were troubled, and quaked, and fell upon their faces on the ground. And the angel said unto them : Peace be unto you ; fear not.
  
 
'''Third Responsory.'''
 
'''Third Responsory.'''
  
My son, remember, &c, (p. 230.) 6m8etr ;§Vtoa£.
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My son, remember, &c, ''(p. 230.)''
  
Sixth Day in the September Week of Quarter- Tense.
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== Ember Friday. ==
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=== Sixth Day in the September Week of Quarter-Tense. ===
  
 
====MATTINS.====
 
====MATTINS.====
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'''First Lesson.'''
 
'''First Lesson.'''
  
The Lesson is taken from the Holy Gospel according to Luke (vii. 36.) A T that time : One of the Pharisees ^^ desired JESUS that He would eat with him. And He went into the Pharisee's house, and sat down to meat. And so on.
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The Lesson is taken from the Holy Gospel according to Luke (vii. 36.)  
  
Homily by Pope St Gregory [the Great.] (33rd on the Gospels.) Of what is the Pharisee that was exalted by self-righteousness a type, but of the Jewish people ? And of what the woman which was a sinner and came and wept at the Lord's feet, but of the conversion of the Gentiles ? She " brought an alabaster box of ointment, and stood at His feet behind Him weeping, and began to wash His Feet with tears, and did wipe them with the hairs of her head, and kissed His Feet, and anointed them with the ointment." Of us, therefore, even of us, was that woman a type, if after our sins we turn unto the Lord with all our heart, and imitate the example 234 THE PROPER OFFICE OF THE SEASON.
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<span class="dropcap">A</span>T that time : One of the Pharisees desired JESUS that He would eat with him. And He went into the Pharisee's house, and sat down to meat. And so on.
  
of her repentant grief. And of what is the ointment a type, but of the sweet savour of a good reputation ? Whence also Paul saith : " [God maketh manifest the savour of His knowledge by us] in every place ; [for] we are unto God a sweet savour of Christ." (2 Cor. ii. 15.) '''First Responsory.'''
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Homily by Pope St Gregory [the Great.] (''33rd on the Gospels.)''  
  
Our poverty was enough, &c, (p.
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Of what is the Pharisee that was exalted by self-righteousness a type, but of the Jewish people ? And of what the woman which was a sinner and came and wept at the Lord's feet, but of the conversion of the Gentiles ? She " brought an alabaster box of ointment, and stood at His feet behind Him weeping, and began to wash His Feet with tears, and did wipe them with the hairs of her head, and kissed His Feet, and anointed them with the ointment." Of us, therefore, even of us, was that woman a type, if after our sins we turn unto the Lord with all our heart, and imitate the example of her repentant grief. And of what is the ointment a type, but of the sweet savour of a good reputation ? Whence also Paul saith : " [God maketh manifest the savour of His knowledge by us] in every place ; [for] we are unto God a sweet savour of Christ." (2 Cor. ii. 15.)
  
230.) '''Second Lesson.'''
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'''First Responsory.'''
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Our poverty was enough, &c, ''(p. 230.)''
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'''Second Lesson.'''
  
T F therefore we do good works, whereby we gain for the Church the savour of good reputation, what do we but pour ointment upon the body of the Lord ? But the woman stood at the Feet of Jesus, behind Him : we stood opposite to the Feet of the Lord, what time we were in sin, and went contrary unto His ways.
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<span class="dropcap">I</span>F therefore we do good works, whereby we gain for the Church the savour of good reputation, what do we but pour ointment upon the body of the Lord ? But the woman stood at the Feet of Jesus, behind Him : we stood opposite to the Feet of the Lord, what time we were in sin, and went contrary unto His ways.
  
 
But when we turn again, and truly repent us of our sins, we stand behind His Feet, for we follow His footsteps against Whom we once contended.
 
But when we turn again, and truly repent us of our sins, we stand behind His Feet, for we follow His footsteps against Whom we once contended.
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The woman washed His Feet with her tears ; and we do in very deed the same when we show the tenderness of sympathy to any of His humbler members, when we feel with His Saints in their tribulations, when we make their woes our own.
 
The woman washed His Feet with her tears ; and we do in very deed the same when we show the tenderness of sympathy to any of His humbler members, when we feel with His Saints in their tribulations, when we make their woes our own.
  
of our compassion. He washeth the Feet of the Redeemer, but wipeth them not with his hair, who feeleth for the sufferings of his neighbours, but nevertheless, relieveth them not, even out of such things as he himself hath no need for. He weepeth, but wipeth not, who offereth words of tenderness, but sootheth not sorrow by giving such things as be lacking. The woman kissed the Feet ; and we do fully the same, if we warmly love those whom out of bounty we support^ so that the neediness of our neighbour is not grievous unto us, nor the penury which we relieve a weariness to us, nor, when the hand is giving what is needful, the heart is untouched by compassion.
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'''Second Responsory.'''
  
'''Third Responsory.'''
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Bless the God of heaven, &c, ''(p. 230.)''  
  
It is time for me, &c, (p. 231.) ====LAUDS.====
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'''Third Lesson.'''
  
''Antiphon at the Song of Zacharias.''
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<span class="dropcap">W</span>E wipe the Lord's Feet with our hair when we give charity, even out of such things as we have ourselves no need of, to His holy ones, with whom we feel in their trials, in as far as our heart so sympathizeth, that the bounty of our hand showeth the truth of our compassion. He washeth the Feet of the Redeemer, but wipeth them not with his hair, who feeleth for the sufferings of his neighbours, but nevertheless, relieveth them not, even out of such things as he himself hath no need for. He weepeth, but wipeth not, who offereth words of tenderness, but sootheth not sorrow by giving such things as be lacking. The woman kissed the Feet ; and we do fully the same, if we warmly love those whom out of bounty we support^ so that the neediness of our neighbour is not grievous unto us, nor the penury which we relieve a weariness to us, nor, when the hand is giving what is needful, the heart is untouched by compassion.
  
A woman in the city which was a sinner stood at the Lord's Feet behind Him, * and began to wash His Feet with tears, and did wipe them with the hairs of her head, and kissed His Feet, and anointed them with the ointment.
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'''Third Responsory.'''
  
Long Preces.
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It is time for me, &c, ''(p. 231.)''  
 
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'''Second Responsory.'''
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Bless the God of heaven, &c, (ft.
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====LAUDS.====
  
230.) '''Third Lesson.'''
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''Antiphon at the Song of Zacharias.'' A woman in the city which was a sinner stood at the Lord's Feet behind Him, * and began to wash His Feet with tears, and did wipe them with the hairs of her head, and kissed His Feet, and anointed them with the ointment.
  
\ \ 7"E wipe the Lord's Feet with our hair when we give charity, even out of such things as we have ourselves no need of, to His holy ones, with whom we feel in their trials, in as far as our heart so sympathizeth, that the bounty of our hand showeth the truth Prayer.
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''Long Preces.''
  
/^RANT, we beseech Thee, O Al- ^^ mighty God, that we who every year do earnestly renew the sacred observance of this Fast, may please Thee both in body and in soul.
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''Prayer.''
  
Through our Lord JESUS Christ Thy Son, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, one God, world without end. Amen.
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<span class="dropcap">G</span>RANT, we beseech Thee, O Almighty God, that we who every year do earnestly renew the sacred observance of this Fast, may please Thee both in body and in soul.  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.
  
Long Preces at Prinze.
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''Long Preces at Prime.''
  
THIRD WEEK OF SEPTEMBER. 235 Prayer at Terce, Sext, and None as at Lands, and Preces.
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''Prayer at Terce, Sext, and None as at Lauds, and Preces.''
  
At Vespers, Preces, but Prayer of last Sunday.
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''At Vespers, Preces, but Prayer of last Sunday.''
  
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== Ember Saturday. ==
  
Sabbath i?i the September Week of Quarter- Tense.
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'''First Lesson.'''
 
'''First Lesson.'''
  
The Lesson is taken from the Holy Gospel according to Luke (xiii. 6.) A T that time : Jesus spake unto the multitudes this parable : A certain man had a fig-tree planted in his vineyard, and he came and sought fruit thereon, and found none. And so on.
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The Lesson is taken from the Holy Gospel according to Luke (xiii. 6.)  
  
Homily by Pope St Gregory [the Great] (31^ on the Gospels.} Our Lord and Redeemer speaketh unto us sometimes by words, and sometimes by deeds, sometimes one thing by words, and another by deeds, and sometimes the same thing both by word and deed. In the portion of the Gospel which hath this day been read, ye have heard, my brethren, two things, the parable of the fig-tree and the history of the woman which was bowed together. In both is a manifestation of the Lord's mercy, but in the one by a parable, in the other by an example. But the barren figtree signifieth the same thing as doth the woman bowed together, and the patience shown to the fig-tree the same thing as doth the healing of the woman bowed together.
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<span class="dropcap">A</span>T that time : Jesus spake unto the multitudes this parable : A certain man had a fig-tree planted in his vineyard, and he came and sought fruit thereon, and found none. And so on.
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Homily by Pope St Gregory [the Great] (''31st on the Gospels.'')
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Our Lord and Redeemer speaketh unto us sometimes by words, and sometimes by deeds, sometimes one thing by words, and another by deeds, and sometimes the same thing both by word and deed. In the portion of the Gospel which hath this day been read, ye have heard, my brethren, two things, the parable of the fig-tree and the history of the woman which was bowed together. In both is a manifestation of the Lord's mercy, but in the one by a parable, in the other by an example. But the barren figtree signifieth the same thing as doth the woman bowed together, and the patience shown to the fig-tree the same thing as doth the healing of the woman bowed together.
  
 
'''First Responsory.'''
 
'''First Responsory.'''
  
We have heard of the tribulation, &c, (J,. 231.) '''Second Lesson.'''
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We have heard of the tribulation, &c, ''(p. 231.)''  
  
(~\F what is the fig-tree a type, but ^>^ of mankind ? Of what is the woman bowed together by a spirit of infirmity a type, but of the same mankind ? Man was originally placed in a garden like the fig-tree, and created upright like the woman, but man fell away by his own wilful fault ; like the fig-tree he brought forth no fruit ; like the woman he ceased to stand straight. When he wilfully went into sin, because he would not bring forth the fruit of obedience, he lost his uprightness.
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'''Second Lesson.'''
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<span class="dropcap">O</span>F what is the fig-tree a type, but of mankind ? Of what is the woman bowed together by a spirit of infirmity a type, but of the same mankind ? Man was originally placed in a garden like the fig-tree, and created upright like the woman, but man fell away by his own wilful fault ; like the fig-tree he brought forth no fruit ; like the woman he ceased to stand straight. When he wilfully went into sin, because he would not bring forth the fruit of obedience, he lost his uprightness.
  
 
The nature which had been created in the image of God, continued not in honour, but cast aside the state wherein it had been placed and made. The lord of the vineyard came thrice to the fig-tree, for God hath come in hope, and in warning, seeking fruit from mankind under three successive dispensations, that is to say, before the law, under the law, and under grace.
 
The nature which had been created in the image of God, continued not in honour, but cast aside the state wherein it had been placed and made. The lord of the vineyard came thrice to the fig-tree, for God hath come in hope, and in warning, seeking fruit from mankind under three successive dispensations, that is to say, before the law, under the law, and under grace.
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'''Second Responsory.'''
 
'''Second Responsory.'''
  
In all seasons, &c, [(p. 229.)] '''Third Lesson.'''
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In all seasons, &c, ''[(p. 229.)]''  
  
TT E came before the law, in that by natural understanding, He let all know by example of Himself, what and how they should do toward their neighbour. In the law He came teaching. After the law He came by grace, opening, manifesting His merciful Presence. But after all these three years He yet hath to complain that He findeth no fruit upon the fig-tree, for there are still some degraded minds which the inborn voice of the natural law doth not control, which the commandments do not teach, and which the wonders of the Incarnation itself do not convert. Of what is the dresser of the vineyard a type, but of the 236 THE PROPER OFFICE OF THE SEASON.
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'''Third Lesson.'''
  
Episcopacy ? For these are they who have the government in the Church, and are therefore truly called the dressers of the Lord's vineyard.
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<span class="dropcap">H</span>E came before the law, in that by natural understanding, He let all know by example of Himself, what and how they should do toward their neighbour. In the law He came teaching. After the law He came by grace, opening, manifesting His merciful Presence. But after all these three years He yet hath to complain that He findeth no fruit upon the fig-tree, for there are still some degraded minds which the inborn voice of the natural law doth not control, which the commandments do not teach, and which the wonders of the Incarnation itself do not convert. Of what is the dresser of the vineyard a type, but of the Episcopacy ? For these are they who have the government in the Church, and are therefore truly called the dressers of the Lord's vineyard.
  
 
'''Third Responsory.'''
 
'''Third Responsory.'''
  
My son, remember, &c, (p. 230.) ====LAUDS.====
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My son, remember, &c, ''(p. 230.)''
  
Antiphon at the So?ig of Zacharias.
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====LAUDS.====
  
Give light, O Lord, to them that sit in darkness, * and guide our feet into the way of peace, O Thou the God of Israel.
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''Antiphon at the Song of Zacharias.''  Give light, O Lord, to them that sit in darkness, * and guide our feet into the way of peace, O Thou the God of Israel.
  
Long Preces.
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''Long Preces.''
  
Prayer.
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''Prayer.''
  
r\ ALMIGHTY and everlasting ^-^ God, Who hast chosen healthy fasting, as a mean to do good both to bodies and to souls, we humbly implore Thy Majesty, that the godly prayer of such as be fasting this day may turn away Thy wrath, and may be effectual to gain for us Thy blessing in time and in eternity. Through our Lord Jesus Christ Thy Son, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, one God, world without end. Amen.
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<span class="dropcap">O</span> ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, Who hast chosen healthy fasting, as a mean to do good both to bodies and to souls, we humbly implore Thy Majesty, that the godly prayer of such as be fasting this day may turn away Thy wrath, and may be effectual to gain for us Thy blessing in time and in eternity. 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.
  
Long Preces at Prime.
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''Long Preces at Prime.''
  
Prayer at Terce, Sext, and None as at Lauds, and Preces.
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''Prayer at Terce, Sext, and None as at Lauds, and Preces.''
  
 
====VESPERS.====
 
====VESPERS.====
  
''Antiphon at the Song of the Blessed Virgin.''  l O Adonai, O Lord God, * Thou art great and glorious, Who hast given salvation into the hand of a woman ; graciously hear the prayers of Thy servants.
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''Antiphon at the Song of the Blessed Virgin.''  <ref>Judith xvi. 16.</ref> O Adonai, O Lord God, * Thou art great and glorious, Who hast given salvation into the hand of a woman ; graciously hear the prayers of Thy servants.
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''No Preces, and Prayer of the ensuing Sunday.''
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No Preces, and Prayer of the ensuing Sunday.
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'''Citations'''
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