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== Whitsun Day ==
  
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=== The Feast of Pentecost <ref>''I.e.'', &quot;of the fiftieth day &quot; after the offering of the sheaf at the Passover. Lev. xxiii. 15, 16 Deut. xvi. 9, 10. Tt is very often called the Feast of Weeks.</ref> ===
  
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''Double of the First Class.''
  
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''All as on ordinary Sundays except what is otherwise given here.''
  
497 jhast of Double of the First Class.
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All as on ordinary Sundays except what is otherwise given here.
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''Antiphons, Chapter, and Prayer from Lauds.''
  
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''Last Psalm,'' '''Psalm CXVL,''' &quot;O praise the LORD,&quot; &c., ''[(p. 186.)]''
  
Antiphons, Chapter, and Prayer from Lauds.
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'''Hymn.''' <ref>Hymn generally ascribed to Charlemagne ; but, according to Bishop Hefele, found in MSS. older than his time, and more probably the composition of Pope St Gregory the Great It has been altered by some modern editor, presumably by Pope Urban VIII. The translation is extracted from the &quot;Garden of the Soul.&quot;</ref>
  
Last Psalm, Psalm CXVL, &quot;O praise the LORD,&quot; &c., [(p. 186.)] '''Hymn.''' ^ C Far from us drive our hellish foe True peace unto us bring And through all perils guide us safe Beneath Thy sacred wing.
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COME, Holy Ghost, Creator, come, <br/>
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From Thy bright heavenly throne ! <br/>
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Come, take possession of our souls, <br/>
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And make them all Thine Own ! <br/>
  
Through Thee may we the Father know- Through Thee the Eternal Son And Thee the Spirit of them Both Thrice-blessed Three in One.
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Thou Who art called the Paraclete, <br/>
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Best Gift of God above, <br/>
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The Living Spring, the Living Fire, <br/>
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Sweet Unction, and True Love ! <br/>
  
All glory to the Father be, And to the Risen Son ; The same to Thee, O Paraclete, While endless Ages run. Amen.
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Thou Who art seven-fold in Thy grace, <br/>
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Finger of God's right Hand, <br/>
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His Promise, teaching little ones <br/>
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To speak and understand ! <br/>
  
with OME, Holy Ghost, Creator, come, From Thy bright heavenly throne ! Come, take possession of our souls, And make them all Thine Own ! Thou Who art called the Paraclete, Best Gift of God above, The Living Spring, the Living Fire, Sweet Unction, and True Love ! Thou Who art seven-fold in Thy grace, Finger of God's right Hand, His Promise, teaching little ones To speak and understand ! O guide our minds with Thy blest light With love our hearts inflame And with Thy strength which ne er decays Confirm our mortal frame.
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O guide our minds with Thy blest light <br/>
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With love our hearts inflame <br/>
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And with Thy strength which ne'er decays <br/>
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Confirm our mortal frame.<br/>
  
1 I.e., &quot;of the fiftieth day &quot; after the offering of the sheaf at the Passover. Lev. xxiii. 15, 16 Deut. xvi. 9, 10. Tt is very often called the Feast of Weeks.
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Far from us drive our hellish foe <br/>
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True peace unto us bring <br/>
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And through all perils guide us safe <br/>
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Beneath Thy sacred wing.<br/>
  
~ Hymn generally ascribed to Charlemagne ; but, according to Bishop Hefele, found in MSS.
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Through Thee may we the Father know - <br/>
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Through Thee the Eternal Son <br/>
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And Thee the Spirit of them Both <br/>
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Thrice-blessed Three in One.<br/>
  
older than his time, and more probably the composition of Pope St Gregory the Great It has been altered by some modern editor, presumably by Pope Urban VIII. The translation is extracted from the &quot;Garden of the Soul.&quot; 3 Acts ii. 4. 4 j hn xiv. 18, 28 ; xvi. 22.
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All glory to the Father be, <br/>
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And to the Risen Son ; <br/>
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The same to Thee, O Paraclete, <br/>
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While endless Ages run. Amen.<br/>
  
''Verse.'' 3 They were all filled the Holy Ghost. Alleluia.
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''Verse.'' <ref>Acts ii. 4.</ref> They were all filled the Holy Ghost. Alleluia.
  
''Answer.'' And began to speak.
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''Answer.'' And began to speak.  Alleluia.
  
Alleluia.
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''Antiphon at the Song of the Blessed Virgin.''  <ref>John xiv. 18, 28 ; xvi. 22.</ref> I will not leave you orphans - Alleluia - I go away, and come again unto you -  Alleluia - and your heart shall rejoice - Alleluia.
  
''Antiphon at the Song of the Blessed Virgin.''  
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''At Compline, Prime, Sext, and None, from this evening till the None of the next Saturday, both inclusive, the last verse of the Hymn is altered in honour of the Resurrection.''
  
4 1 will not leave you or phans Alleluia I go away, and come again unto you Alleluia and your heart shall rejoice Alleluia.
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''Invitatory.'' Alleluia. <ref>Wisd. i. 7.</ref> The Spirit of the Lord filleth the world : * O come, let us worship Him. Alleluia.
  
At Compline, Prime, Sext, and None, from this evening till the None of the next Saturday, both inclusive, the last verse of the Hymn is altered in honour of the Resurrection.
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'''Hymn''' <ref>Hymn of the Ambrosian School, perhaps by St Ambrose himself; translation by the Rev. E. Caswall.</ref>
  
498 THE PROPER OFFICE OF THE SEASON.
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ABOVE the starry spheres <br/>
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To where He was before <br/>
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Christ had gone up, soon from on high <br/>
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The Father's Gift to pour ; <br/>
  
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And now had fully come, <br/>
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On mystic circle borne <br/>
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Of seven times seven revolving days, <br/>
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The Pentecostal morn : <br/>
  
Invitatory. Alleluia. l The Spirit of the Lord filleth the world : * O come, let us worship Him. Alleluia.
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When, as the Apostles knelt <br/>
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At the third hour in prayer, <br/>
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A sudden rushing sound proclaimed <br/>
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The God of glory near.<br/>
  
Hymn? A BOVE the starry spheres &quot; To where He was before Christ had gone up, soon from on high The Father's Gift to pour ; And now had fully come, On mystic circle borne Of seven times seven revolving days, The Pentecostal morn : When, as the Apostles knelt At the third hour in prayer, A sudden rushing sound proclaimed The God of glory near.
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Forthwith a tongue of fire <br/>
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Alights on every brow ; <br/>
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Each breast receives the Father's Light, <br/>
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The Word's enkindling glow.<br/>
  
Forthwith a tongue of fire Alights on every brow ; Each breast receives the Father's Light, The Word's enkindling glow.
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The Holy Ghost on all <br/>
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Is mightily outpoured ; <br/>
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Who straight in divers tongues declare <br/>
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The wonders of the Lord.<br/>
  
The Holy Ghost on all Is mightily outpoured ; Who straight in divers tongues declare The wonders of the Lord.
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While strangers of all climes <br/>
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Flock round from far and near, <br/>
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And with amazement, each at once <br/>
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Their native accents hear.<br/>
  
While strangers of all climes Flock round from far and near, And with amazement, each at once Their native accents hear.
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But, faithless still, the Jews <br/>
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Deny the hand Divine ; <br/>
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And madly jeer the Saints of Christ, <br/>
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As drunk with new-made wine.<br/>
  
But, faithless still, the Jews Deny the hand Divine ; And madly jeer the Saints of Christ, As drunk with new-made wine.
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Till Peter in the midst <br/>
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Stood up, and spake aloud ; <br/>
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And their perfidious falsity <br/>
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By Joel's witness showed.<br/>
  
Till Peter in the midst Stood up, and spake aloud ; And their perfidious falsity By Joel's witness showed.
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Praise to the Father be ! <br/>
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Praise to the Son Who rose ! <br/>
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Praise to the Holy Paraclete ! <br/>
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While age on ages flows. Amen.<br/>
  
Praise to the Father be ! Praise to the Son Who rose ! Praise to the Holy Paraclete ! While age on ages flows. Amen.
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''There is only one Noctum, and that with three Psalms.''
  
There is only one Noctum, and that with three Psalms.
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''First Antiphon.'' <ref>Acts. ii. 2.</ref> Suddenly there came a sound from heaven * as of a rushing mighty wind. Alleluia, Alleluia.
  
''First Antiphon.'' 3 Suddenly there came a sound from heaven * as of a rushing mighty wind. Alleluia, Alle luia.
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'''Psalm XLVII.'''
  
Psalm XL VII.
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Great is the LORD, &c., ''[(p. 98.)]''
  
Great is the LORD, &c., [(p. 98.)] ''Second Antiphon.'' Strengthen, O God, that which Thou hast wrought for us, * because of Thy holy Temple at Jerusalem. Alleluia, Alleluia.
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''Second Antiphon.'' Strengthen, O God, that which Thou hast wrought for us, * because of Thy holy Temple at Jerusalem. Alleluia, Alleluia.
  
Psalm LXVIL Let God arise, &c., [(p. 115.)] ''Third Antiphon.'' Send forth Thy Spirit, and they shall be created ; * and Thou shalt renew the face of the earth. Alleluia, Alleluia.
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'''Psalm LXVII'''  
  
Psalm CHI.
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Let God arise, &c., ''[(p. 115.)]''
  
Bless the LORD, O my soul, &c., [(p. 161.)] ''Verse.'' The Spirit of the Lord fill eth the world. Alleluia.
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''Third Antiphon.'' Send forth Thy Spirit, and they shall be created ; * and Thou shalt renew the face of the earth. Alleluia, Alleluia.
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'''Psalm CII.'''
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Bless the LORD, O my soul, &c., ''[(p. 161.)]''
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''Verse.'' The Spirit of the Lord filleth the world. Alleluia.
  
 
''Answer.'' And That Which containeth all things hath knowledge of the voice. Alleluia.
 
''Answer.'' And That Which containeth all things hath knowledge of the voice. Alleluia.
  
Absolution. Graciously hear, &c.
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''Absolution.'' Graciously hear, &c.
  
First Blessing.
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''First Blessing.''
  
May the Gospel s, &c.
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May the Gospel's, &c.
  
 
'''First Lesson.'''
 
'''First Lesson.'''
  
The Lesson is taken from the Holy Gospel according to John (xiv. 23.) A T that time : JESUS said unto His ** disciples : If a man love Me, He will keep My word, and My 1 Wisd. i. 7.
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The Lesson is taken from the Holy Gospel according to John (xiv. 23.)  
  
2 Hymn of the Ambrosian School, perhaps by St Ambrose himself; translation by the Rev.
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<span class="dropcap">A</span>T that time : JESUS said unto His disciples : If a man love Me, He will keep My word, and My Father will love him, and We will come unto him, and make Our abode with him. And so on.
  
E. Caswall. 3 Acts. ii. 2.
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Homily by Pope St Gregory [the Great.] (''30th on the Gospels.'')
  
WH1TSUN DAY. 499 Father will love him, and We will come unto him, and make Our abode with him. And so on.
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Dearly beloved brethren, our best way will be to run briefly through the words which have been read from the Holy Gospel, and thereafter rest for a while quietly gazing upon the solemn subject of this great Festival. This is the day whereon &quot;suddenly there came a sound from heaven,&quot; and the Holy Ghost descended upon the Apostles, and, for fleshly minds, gave them minds wherein the love of God was shed abroad ; and, while without &quot; there appeared unto them cloven tongues, like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them,&quot; within, their hearts were enkindled. While they received the visible presence of God in the form of fire, the flames of His love enwrapped them. The Holy Ghost Himself is love ; whence it is that John (I. iv. 8) saith : &quot;God is love.&quot; Whosoever therefore loveth God with all his soul, already hath obtained Him Whom he loveth ; for no man is able to love God, if He have not gained Him Whom he loveth.
 
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Homily by Pope St Gregory [the Great.] (30/7^ o?i the Gospels.} Dearly beloved brethren, our best way will be to run briefly through the words which have been read from the Holy Gospel, and thereafter rest for a while quietly gazing upon the solemn subject of this great Festival. This is the day whereon &quot;suddenly there came a sound from heaven,&quot; and the Holy Ghost descended upon the Apostles, and, for fleshly minds, gave them minds wherein the love of God was shed abroad ; and, while without &quot; there appeared unto them cloven tongues, like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them,&quot; within, their hearts were enkindled. While they received the visible presence of God in the form of fire, the flames of His love enwrapped them. The Holy Ghost Himself is love ; whence it is that John (I. iv. 8) saith : &quot;God is love.&quot; Whosoever therefore loveth God with all his soul, already hath obtained Him Whom he loveth ; for no man is able to love God, if He have not gained Him Whom he loveth.
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'''First Responsory.'''
 
'''First Responsory.'''
  
1 When the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place Alleluia and suddenly there came a sound from heaven Alleluia as of a mighty rushing wind, and it filled all the house Alleluia, Alleluia.
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<ref>Acts ii. 1, 2.</ref> When the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place - Alleluia and suddenly there came a sound from heaven - Alleluia - as of a mighty rushing wind, and it filled all the house - Alleluia, Alleluia.
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''Verse.'' <ref>John xx. 19.</ref> Where the disciples were assembled for fear of the Jews, there suddenly came upon them a sound from heaven
  
''Verse.'' 2 Where the disciples were assembled for fear of the Jews, there suddenly came upon them a sound from heaven ''Answer.'' As of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house Alle luia, Alleluia.
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''Answer.'' As of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house - Alleluia, Alleluia.
  
Second Blessing.
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''Second Blessing.''
  
 
God's most mighty, &c.
 
God's most mighty, &c.
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'''Second Lesson.'''
 
'''Second Lesson.'''
  
JDUT, behold, now, if I shall ask any one of you whether he loveth God, he will answer with all boldness and quietness of spirit : &quot; I do love him.&quot; But at the very be ginning of this day's Lesson from the Gospel, ye have heard what the Truth saith : &quot; If a man love Me, he will keep My word.&quot; The test, then, of love, is whether it is showed by works.
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<span class="dropcap">B</span>UT, behold, now, if I shall ask any one of you whether he loveth God, he will answer with all boldness and quietness of spirit : &quot; I do love him.&quot; But at the very beginning of this day's Lesson from the Gospel, ye have heard what the Truth saith : &quot; If a man love Me, he will keep My word.&quot; The test, then, of love, is whether it is showed by works.
  
Hence the same John hath said in his Epistle (I. iv. 20, v. 3 :) &quot;If a man say, I love God, and keepeth not His commandments, He is a liar.&quot; Then do we indeed love God, and keep His commandments, if we deny our selves the gratification of our appet ites. Whosoever still wandereth after unlawful desires, such an one plainly loveth not God, for he saith, Nay, to that which God willeth.
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Hence the same John hath said in his Epistle (I. iv. 20, v. 3 :) &quot;If a man say, I love God, and keepeth not His commandments, He is a liar.&quot; Then do we indeed love God, and keep His commandments, if we deny our selves the gratification of our appetites. Whosoever still wandereth after unlawful desires, such an one plainly loveth not God, for he saith, Nay, to that which God willeth.
  
 
'''Second Responsory.'''
 
'''Second Responsory.'''
  
3 They were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak, as the Holy Ghost gave them utterance, and the multitude came together, saying : Alleluia.
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<ref>Acts ii. 4, 6, 11.</ref> They were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak, as the Holy Ghost gave them utterance, and the multitude came together, saying : Alleluia.
  
 
''Verse.'' The Apostle spake in divers tongues the wonderful works of God.
 
''Verse.'' The Apostle spake in divers tongues the wonderful works of God.
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''Answer.'' And the multitude came together, saying : Alleluia.
 
''Answer.'' And the multitude came together, saying : Alleluia.
  
1 Acts ii. i, 2. 2 John xx. 19.
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''Third Blessing.''
  
3 Acts ii. 4, 6, ii.
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May He That is the Angels' King, &c.
 
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5oo THE PROPER OFFICE OF THE SEASON.
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Third Blessing.
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May He That is the Angels King, &c.
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'''Third Lesson.'''
 
'''Third Lesson.'''
  
&quot; AND My Father will love him, ** and We will come unto him, and make Our abode with him.&quot; O my dearly beloved brethren, think what a dignity is that, to have God abiding as a guest in our heart ! Surely if some rich man or some powerful friend were to come into our house, we would hasten to have our whole house cleaned, lest, perchance, when he came in, he should see aught to displease his eye. So let him that would make his mind an abode for God, cleanse it from all the filth of works of iniquity. Lo, again, what saith the Truth ? &quot;We will come un to him, and make Our abode with him.&quot; There are some hearts whereunto God cometh, but maketh not His abode therein ; with a certain pricking they feel His Presence, but in time of temptation they forget that which hath pricked them : and so they turn again to work unrighteousness, even as though they had never repented.
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&quot; <span class="dropcap">A</span>ND My Father will love him, and We will come unto him, and make Our abode with him.&quot; O my dearly beloved brethren, think what a dignity is that, to have God abiding as a guest in our heart ! Surely if some rich man or some powerful friend were to come into our house, we would hasten to have our whole house cleaned, lest, perchance, when he came in, he should see aught to displease his eye. So let him that would make his mind an abode for God, cleanse it from all the filth of works of iniquity. Lo, again, what saith the Truth ? &quot;We will come unto him, and make Our abode with him.&quot; There are some hearts whereunto God cometh, but maketh not His abode therein ; with a certain pricking they feel His Presence, but in time of temptation they forget that which hath pricked them : and so they turn again to work unrighteousness, even as though they had never repented.
  
The Hymn, &quot;We praise Thee, O .God, &c.,&quot; is said.
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''The Hymn,'' &quot;We praise Thee, O God, &c.,&quot; ''is said.''
  
 
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''Third Antiphon.'' They were all rilled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak. Alleluia, Alleluia.
 
''Third Antiphon.'' They were all rilled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak. Alleluia, Alleluia.
  
''Fourth Antiphon.'' 1 O ye wells, * and all that move in the waters, ascribe ye praise to God. Alleluia.
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''Fourth Antiphon.'' <ref>Dan. iii. 77, 79. An allusion to the Baptisms on the Eve.</ref> O ye wells, * and all that move in the waters, ascribe ye praise to God. Alleluia.
 
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''Fifth Antiphon.'' The Apostles spake in divers tongues * the wonderful works of God.
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Alleluia.
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Alleluia, Alleluia, ''Chapter.'' (Acts. ii. i.) the day of Pentecost was fully come, the disciples were all with one accord in one place ; and suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as of a rushing mighty wind ; and it filled all the house where they were sitting.
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''Fifth Antiphon.'' The Apostles spake in divers tongues * the wonderful works of God. Alleluia. Alleluia, Alleluia,  
  
Hymn2 &quot;DOUND roll the weeks our hearts to greet, With blissful joy returning; For lo ! the Holy Paraclete On twelve 3 bright brows sits burning: With quivering flame He lights on each, In fashion like a tongue, to teach That eloquent they are of speech, Their hearts with true love yearning.
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''Chapter.'' (Acts. ii. i.)
  
While with all tongues they speak to all, The nations deem them maddened ; And drunk with wine the Prophets call, Whom God's good Spirit gladdened ; A marvel this in mystery done The holy Paschal-tide 4 outrun, By numbers told whose reckoning won Remission for the saddened. 5 1 Dan. iii. 77, 79. An allusion to the Baptisms on the Eve.
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<span class="dropcap">W</span>HEN the day of Pentecost was fully come, the disciples were all with one accord in one place ; and suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as of a rushing mighty wind ; and it filled all the house where they were sitting.
  
2 Hymn generally ascribed to St Hilary of Poictiers (died A.D. 369) ; translation by the Rev.
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'''Hymn''' <ref>Hymn generally ascribed to St Hilary of Poitiers (died A.D. 369) ; translation by the Rev. W. J. Blew.</ref>
  
W. J. Blew.
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With blissful joy returning; <br/>
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For lo ! the Holy Paraclete <br/>
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On twelve <ref>Paraclitus illapsus est Apostolis. The apparently pointed omission of any mention of the Blessed Virgin, the brethren of the Lord, and others who were present, (Acts i. 14, 15 ; ii. 1,) is to be ascribed, not to the original poet, but to some modern recensor. The original text, (as preserved in the Monastic Breviary,) reads : &quot; Paraclitus effulsit in discipulos.&quot; </ref> bright brows sits burning: <br/>
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With quivering flame He lights on each, <br/>
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In fashion like a tongue, to teach <br/>
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That eloquent they are of speech, <br/>
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Their hearts with true love yearning.<br/>
  
3 Paraclitus illapsus est Apostolis. The apparently pointed omission of any mention of the Blessed Virgin, the brethren of the Lord, and others who were present, (Acts i. 14, 15 ; ii. i,) is to be ascribed, not to the original poet, but to some modern recensor. The original text, (as preserved in the Monastic Breviary,) reads : &quot; Paraclitus effulsit in discipulos.&quot; 4 Paschse peracto ternpore. By this must be here understood, not what we call Paschal-tide, but the days of the &quot;numbering of the Omer,&quot; by which the Feast of Pei reckoned from that of the Passover. (Lev. xxiii. 15, 16 ; Deut. xvi. 9, 10.) Pentecost (or Weeks) is 5 Lege fit remissio. The allusion is very obscure, but is perhaps to the fact that the year of Jubilee was attained by the same calculation, viz., 7x7+1, as the day of Pentecost.
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The nations deem them maddened ; <br/>
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And drunk with wine the Prophets call, <br/>
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A marvel this in mystery done <br/>
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The holy Paschal-tide <ref>Paschse peracto ternpore. By this must be here understood, not what we call Paschal-tide, but the days of the &quot;numbering of the Omer,&quot; by which the Feast of Pentecost (or Weeks) is reckoned from that of the Passover. (Lev. xxiii. 15, 16 ; Deut. xvi. 9, 10.) </ref> outrun, <br/>
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Remission for the saddened. <ref>Lege fit remissio. The allusion is very obscure, but is perhaps to the fact that the year of Jubilee was attained by the same calculation, viz., 7x7+1, as the day of Pentecost.</ref> <br/>
  
WHITSUN DAY. 501 O God most holy, Thee we pray With reverent brow low bending, Grant us the Spirit's gifts to-day, The gifts from heaven descending ; And since Thy grace hath deigned to bide Within our breasts once sanctified, Deign, Lord, to cast our sins aside, Henceforth calm seasons sending.
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And since Thy grace hath deigned to bide <br/>
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To God the Father, laud and praise, Praise to the Son be given ; Praise to the Spirit of all grace, The Fount of graces seven As was of old, all worlds before, Is now, and shall be evermore, When time and change are spent and o er, All praise in earth and heaven. Amen.
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Praise to the Spirit of all grace, <br/>
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The Fount of graces seven <br/>
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Is now, and shall be evermore, <br/>
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''Verse.'' l They were all filled with the Holy Ghost Alleluia.
 
  
''Answer.'' And began to speak Alleluia.
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''Verse.'' <ref>Acts ii. 4.</ref> They were all filled with the Holy Ghost - Alleluia.
  
''Antiphon at the Song of Zacharias.''
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''Answer.'' And began to speak - Alleluia.
  
2 Receive ye the Holy Ghost : whose soever sins ye remit, they are remitted unto them. Alleluia.
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''Antiphon at the Song of Zacharias.'' <ref>John xx. 22, 23.</ref> Receive ye the Holy Ghost : whose soever sins ye remit, they are remitted unto them. Alleluia.
  
Prayer throughout the day.
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''Prayer throughout the day.''
  
Q GOD, Who on this day didst teach the hearts of Thy faithful people, by the sending to them the light of Thine Holy Spirit, grant us by the same Spirit to have a right judg ment in all things, and evermore to rejoice in His holy comfort. Through our Lord JESUS Christ, Thy Son, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee, in the unity of the same Holy Ghost, one God, world without end. Amen.
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<span class="dropcap">O</span> GOD, Who on this day didst teach the hearts of Thy faithful people, by the sending to them the light of Thine Holy Spirit, grant us by the same Spirit to have a right judgment in all things, and evermore to rejoice in His holy comfort. Through our Lord JESUS Christ, Thy Son, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee, in the unity of the same Holy Ghost, one God, world without end. Amen.
  
 
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''Antiphon.'' When the day, &c., (First Antiphon at Lauds.} The Psalms are the Llllrd, and two first parts of CXVIIIth, and the Creed of St Athanasius is omitted.
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''Antiphon.'' When the day, &c., (''First Antiphon at Lauds.'')
  
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''The Psalms are the LIIIrd, and two first parts of CXVIIIth, and the Creed of St Athanasius is omitted.''
  
1 Acts ii. 4.
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In the Short Responsory is said -
  
hi the Short Responsory is said ''Verse.'' Thou That sittest at the right hand of the Father.
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''Verse.'' Thou That sittest at the right hand of the Father.
  
Chapter at the endfrom None.
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''Chapter at the end from None.''
  
 
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====TERCE.====
  
Hymn, &quot; Come, Holy Ghost, Creator, come, &c.,&quot; as at First Vespers, in stead of, &quot; Come, Holy Ghost, Who ever one, &c.&quot; ''Antiphon.'' The Spirit of the Lord, &c., (Second Antiphon at Lauds.} Chapterfrom Lauds.
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''Hymn,'' &quot; Come, Holy Ghost, Creator, come, &c.,&quot; ''as at First Vespers, instead of,'' &quot; Come, Holy Ghost, Who ever one, &c.&quot;  
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''Antiphon.'' The Spirit of the Lord, &c., (''Second Antiphon at Lauds.'')
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''Chapter from Lauds.''
  
 
'''Short Responsory.'''
 
'''Short Responsory.'''
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''Antiphon.'' They were all filled, &c., (Third Antiphon at Lauds.} ''Chapter.'' (Acts ii. 6.) ~^J OW when this was noised abroad, the multitude came together, and were confounded, because that every man heard them speak in his own language.
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''Antiphon.'' They were all filled, &c., (''Third Antiphon at Lauds.'')
  
2 John xx. 22, 23.
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''Chapter.'' (Acts ii. 6.)
  
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<span class="dropcap">N</span>OW when this was noised abroad, the multitude came together, and were confounded, because that every man heard them speak in his own language.
  
 
'''Short Responsory.'''
 
'''Short Responsory.'''
  
The Comforter, Which is the Holy Ghost Alleluia, Alleluia.
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The Comforter, Which is the Holy Ghost - Alleluia, Alleluia.
  
''Answer.'' The Comforter, Which is the Holy Ghost Alleluia, Alleluia.
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''Answer.'' The Comforter, Which is the Holy Ghost - Alleluia, Alleluia.
  
 
''Verse.'' He shall teach you all things.
 
''Verse.'' He shall teach you all things.
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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.'' The Comforter, Which is the Holy Ghost Alleluia, Alleluia.
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''Answer.'' The Comforter, Which is the Holy Ghost - Alleluia, Alleluia.
  
''Verse.'' They were all filled with the Holy Ghost Alleluia.
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''Verse.'' They were all filled with the Holy Ghost - Alleluia.
  
''Answer.'' And began to speak Alleluia.
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''Answer.'' And began to speak - Alleluia.
  
 
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====NONE.====
  
''Antiphon.'' The Apostles spake, &c., (Fifth Antiphon at Lauds.} ''Chapter.'' (Acts ii. 11.) JEWS also, and Proselytes, Cretes and Arabians, we do hear them speak in our tongues the wonderful works of God.
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''Antiphon.'' The Apostles spake, &c., (''Fifth Antiphon at Lauds.'')
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''Chapter.'' (Acts ii. 11.)  
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<span class="dropcap">J</span>EWS also, and Proselytes, Cretes and Arabians, we do hear them speak in our tongues the wonderful works of God.
  
 
'''Short Responsory.'''
 
'''Short Responsory.'''
  
They were all filled with the Holy Ghost Alleluia, Alleluia.
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They were all filled with the Holy Ghost - Alleluia, Alleluia.
  
''Answer.'' They were all filled with the Holy Ghost Alleluia, Alleluia.
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''Answer.'' They were all filled with the Holy Ghost - Alleluia, Alleluia.
  
 
''Verse.'' And began to speak.
 
''Verse.'' And began to speak.
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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.'' They were all filled with the Holy Ghost Alleluia, Alleluia.
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''Answer.'' They were all filled with the Holy Ghost - Alleluia, Alleluia.
  
''Verse.'' The Apostle spake in div ers tongues Alleluia.
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''Verse.'' The Apostle spake in divers tongues - Alleluia.
  
''Answer.'' The wonderful works of God Alleluia.
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''Answer.'' The wonderful works of God - Alleluia.
  
 
====SECOND VESPERS.====
 
====SECOND VESPERS.====
  
Antiphons and Chapterfrom Lauds.
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''Antiphons and Chapter from Lauds.''
  
Hymnfrom First Vespers.
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''Hymn from First Vespers.''
  
''Verse.'' The Apostles spake in divers tongues Alleluia.
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''Verse.'' The Apostles spake in divers tongues Alleluia.
  
''Answer.'' The wonderful works of God Alleluia.
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''Answer.'' The wonderful works of God - Alleluia.
  
''Antiphon at the Song of the Blessed Virgin.''  This day the day of Pente cost is fully come Alleluia. This day the Holy Ghost appeared in fire unto the disciples, and gave unto them gifts of grace : He sent them into all the world, to preach and to testify : he that believeth, and is baptized, shall be saved. Alleluia.
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''Antiphon at the Song of the Blessed Virgin.''  This day the day of Pentecost is fully come - Alleluia. This day the Holy Ghost appeared in fire unto the disciples, and gave unto them gifts of grace : He sent them into all the world, to preach and to testify : he that believeth, and is baptized, shall be saved. Alleluia.
  
Second Day within the Octave of Pen tecost.
 
  
Double of the First Class.
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== Whitsun Monday ==
  
All precisely the same as on Whitsun Day, except the following : ====MATTINS.====
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=== Second Day within the Octave of Pentecost. ===
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''Double of the First Class.''
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''All precisely the same as on Whitsun Day, except the following :''
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====MATTINS.====
  
 
'''First Lesson.'''
 
'''First Lesson.'''
  
The Lesson is taken from the Holy Gospel according to John (iii. 16.) A T that time : JESUS said unto ^*- Nicodemus : God so loved the world that He gave His Only-begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlast ing life. And so on.
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The Lesson is taken from the Holy Gospel according to John (iii. 16.)  
  
Homily by St Austin, Bishop [of Hippo. ] (\2t/t Tract on John. ) The Physician cometh that, as far as in him lieth, he may heal the sick man. He is his own destroyer who will not keep the commandments of the Physician. Into the world came the Saviour. Why is He called the Saviour of the world but because He came &quot;into the world not to condemn the world, but that the world through WHITSUN WEEK. 503 Him might be saved&quot;? If thou wiliest not be saved through Him, thou wilt be condemned of thyself.
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<span class="dropcap">A</span>T that time : JESUS said unto Nicodemus : God so loved the world that He gave His Only-begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. And so on.
  
And why say I that thou wilt be con demned ? Because it is written : &quot; He that believeth in Him is not con demned.&quot; What then canst thou hope that He will say of &quot; him that believeth not,&quot; but that He will be condemned ? And indeed He doth say farther : &quot; He that believeth not is condemned already.&quot; He is con demned already, though the con demnation be not yet openly pro nounced.
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Homily by St Austin, Bishop [of Hippo. ] (''12th Tract on John.'')
  
First Respoitsory.
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The Physician cometh that, as far as in him lieth, he may heal the sick man. He is his own destroyer who will not keep the commandments of the Physician. Into the world came the Saviour. Why is He called the Saviour of the world but because He came &quot;into the world not to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved&quot;? If thou wiliest not be saved through Him, thou wilt be condemned of thyself.
  
1 Henceforth I call you not servants, but I have called you My friends : be cause ye have known all things, what soever I have done among you. Alle luia. Receive ye the Holy Ghost, Who is your Comforter within you : the Same is He Whom the Father will send unto you. Alleluia.
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And why say I that thou wilt be condemned ? Because it is written : &quot; He that believeth in Him is not condemned.&quot; What then canst thou hope that He will say of &quot; him that believeth not,&quot; but that He will be condemned ? And indeed He doth say farther : &quot; He that believeth not is condemned already.&quot; He is condemned already, though the condemnation be not yet openly pronounced.
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'''First Responsory.'''
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<ref>Cf. John xv. 15, 14, 26 ; xx. 22.</ref> Henceforth I call you not servants, but I have called you My friends : because ye have known all things, whatsoever I have done among you. Alle luia. Receive ye the Holy Ghost, Who is your Comforter within you : the Same is He Whom the Father will send unto you. Alleluia.
  
 
''Verse.'' Ye are My friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you.
 
''Verse.'' Ye are My friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you.
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'''Second Lesson.'''
 
'''Second Lesson.'''
  
&quot;LJ E is condemned already, for &quot; the Lord knoweth them that are His.&quot; (2 Tim. ii. 19.) He knoweth them for whom is laid up the crown, and likewise them that are reserved unto the fire. His eye seeth in the field of the world the distinction of the wheat and of the straw, of the grain and of the tares. &quot; He that believeth not is condemned already.&quot; And why ? &quot; Because he hath not be lieved in the Name of the Only-be gotten Son of God. And this is the condemnation ; that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.&quot; &quot;Because their deeds were evil ; &quot; but, my brethren, is there one man of whom God findeth that his works are good ? No, not one.
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<span class="dropcap">H</span>E is condemned already, for &quot; the Lord knoweth them that are His.&quot; (2 Tim. ii. 19.) He knoweth them for whom is laid up the crown, and likewise them that are reserved unto the fire. His eye seeth in the field of the world the distinction of the wheat and of the straw, of the grain and of the tares. &quot; He that believeth not is condemned already.&quot; And why ? &quot; Because he hath not believed in the Name of the Only-be gotten Son of God. And this is the condemnation ; that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.&quot; &quot;Because their deeds were evil ; &quot; but, my brethren, is there one man of whom God findeth that his works are good ? No, not one.
  
God findeth all works to be [in them selves] bad. How then do we hear that some there be who do truth, and come to the light ? For these words come anon : &quot; But he that doeth truth, cometh to the light.&quot; '''Second Responsory.'''
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God findeth all works to be [in them selves] bad. How then do we hear that some there be who do truth, and come to the light ? For these words come anon : &quot; But he that doeth truth, cometh to the light.&quot;  
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'''Second Responsory.'''
  
 
The Holy Ghost, Which proceedeth from the Throne, entered unseen into the hearts of the Apostles, with a new token of sanctification, even that all manner of tongues should spring to their lips. Alleluia.
 
The Holy Ghost, Which proceedeth from the Throne, entered unseen into the hearts of the Apostles, with a new token of sanctification, even that all manner of tongues should spring to their lips. Alleluia.
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''Verse.'' The fire of God fell, not to burn them, but to enlighten them, and gave them gifts of grace.
 
''Verse.'' The fire of God fell, not to burn them, but to enlighten them, and gave them gifts of grace.
  
''Answer.'' That all manner of tongues should spring to their lips.
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''Answer.'' That all manner of tongues should spring to their lips. Alleluia.
 
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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.'' That all manner of tongues should spring to their lips.
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''Answer.'' That all manner of tongues should spring to their lips. Alleluia.
 
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Alleluia.
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'''Third Lesson.'''
 
'''Third Lesson.'''
  
OUT the Lord saith [of such as these, who are condemned al ready, because they believe not in Him] : &quot; They loved darkness rather than light.&quot; And here He maketh the great point [of difference between such, and them that do the truth.] There are many who have loved their sins : there are many who have con fessed their sins ; and he that confesseth and denounceth his sin, is 1 Cf. John xv. 15, 14, 26 ; xx. 22.
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<span class="dropcap">B</span>UT the Lord saith [of such as these, who are condemned already, because they believe not in Him] : &quot; They loved darkness rather than light.&quot; And here He maketh the great point [of difference between such, and them that do the truth.] There are many who have loved their sins : there are many who have con fessed their sins ; and he that confesseth and denounceth his sin, is working already with God. God denounceth thy sins, and if thou denounce them likewise, then dost thou join thyself with God in His act. The man and the sinner are two different things. God made the man, and the man made the sinner. Put away thy work, and God will save His. Thou art behoven to hate in thyself thine own work, and to love God's work.
 
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working already with God. God denounceth thy sins, and if thou de nounce them likewise, then dost thou join thyself with God in His act. The man and the sinner are two different things. God made the man, and the man made the sinner. Put away thy work, and God will save His. Thou art behoven to hate in thyself thine own work, and to love God's work.
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When thine own works begin to dis please thee, then is it that thou beginnest to do well, because thou denouncest thine own evil works. The first thing to do, if thou wouldest do good works, is to acknowledge thine evil ones.
 
When thine own works begin to dis please thee, then is it that thou beginnest to do well, because thou denouncest thine own evil works. The first thing to do, if thou wouldest do good works, is to acknowledge thine evil ones.
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====LAUDS.====
 
====LAUDS.====
  
''Antiphon at the Song of Zacharias.''
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''Antiphon at the Song of Zacharias.'' God so loved the world that He gave His Only-begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.  Alleluia.
  
God so loved the world that He gave His Only-begotten Son, that whoso ever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
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''Prayer throughout the day.''
  
Alleluia.
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<span class="dropcap">O</span> GOD, Who didst give Thine Holy Spirit unto Thine Apostles, grant unto Thy people the effectual fruit of their godly supplications, and as Thou hast given them faith, give them also peace. Through our Lord JESUS Christ Thy Son, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee, in the unity of the Same Holy Ghost, One God, world without end. Amen.
  
Prayer throughout the day.
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OGOD, Who didst give Thine Holy Spirit unto Thine Apostles, grant unto Thy people the effectual fruit of their godly supplications, and as Thou hast given them faith, give them also peace. Through our Lord JESUS Christ Thy Son, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee, in the unity of the Same Holy Ghost, One God, world without end. Amen.
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''Antiphon at the Song of the Blessed Virgin.''  <ref>John xiv. 23.</ref> If a Man love Me, he will keep My word : and My Father will love him, and We will come unto him, and make Our abode with him. Alleluia.
  
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''Antiphon at the Song of the Blessed Virgin.''
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== Whitsun Tuesday ==
  
a If a Man love Me, he will keep My word : and My Father will love him, and We will come unto him, and make Our abode with him. Alle luia.
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===Third Day within the Octave of Pentecost.===
  
Third Day within the Octave of Pen tecost.
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''Double of the First Class.''
  
Double of the First Class.
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''All precisely as on Whitsun Day, except the following :''
  
All precisely as on Whitsun Day, except the following : ====MATTINS.====
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====MATTINS.====
  
''Verse.'' The Comforter, Who is the Holy Ghost Alleluia.
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''Verse.'' The Comforter, Who is the Holy Ghost - Alleluia.
  
''Answer.'' He shall teach you all things Alleluia.
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''Answer.'' He shall teach you all things - Alleluia.
  
Absolution. May His loving-kind ness, &c.
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''Absolution.'' May His loving-kind ness, &c.
  
 
'''First Lesson.'''
 
'''First Lesson.'''
  
The Lesson is taken from the Holy Gospel according to John (x. I.) AT that time : JESUS said unto the % Pharisees : Amen, amen, I say unto you, he that entereth not by the door into the sheep-fold, but climbeth up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber : but he that entereth in by the door is the shepherd of the sheep. And so on.
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The Lesson is taken from the Holy Gospel according to John (x. I.)  
  
Homily by St Austin, Bishop [of Hippo.] (45 th Tract on John. ) In the words of the Gospel which are this day read, the Lord hath spoken unto us in similitudes, touch ing His flock, and the Door whereby entry is made into their fold. The Pagans therefore may say, &quot;We live good lives,&quot; but if they enter not in by the Door, what doth that profit them whereof they make their boast? A good life is profitable to a man if it lead unto life everlasting, but if he is not to have life everlasting, what shall his good life profit him ? Neither in- 1 John xiv. 23.
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<span class="dropcap">A</span>T that time : JESUS said unto the Pharisees : Amen, amen, I say unto you, he that entereth not by the door into the sheep-fold, but climbeth up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber : but he that entereth in by the door is the shepherd of the sheep. And so on.
  
WHITSUN WEEK. 505 deed can it be truly said that they live good lives, who are either so blinded as not to know, or so puffed up as to despise, the end of a good life. And no man can* have a true and certain hope of life everlasting, unless he know the true Life, Which is Christ, and enter in by that Door into the sheepfold.
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Homily by St Austin, Bishop [of Hippo.] (''45th Tract on John.'' )
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In the words of the Gospel which are this day read, the Lord hath spoken unto us in similitudes, touch ing His flock, and the Door whereby entry is made into their fold. The Pagans therefore may say, &quot;We live good lives,&quot; but if they enter not in by the Door, what doth that profit them whereof they make their boast? A good life is profitable to a man if it lead unto life everlasting, but if he is not to have life everlasting, what shall his good life profit him ? Neither indeed can it be truly said that they live good lives, who are either so blinded as not to know, or so puffed up as to despise, the end of a good life. And no man can have a true and certain hope of life everlasting, unless he know the true Life, Which is Christ, and enter in by that Door into the sheepfold.
  
 
'''First Responsory.'''
 
'''First Responsory.'''
  
There appeared unto the Apostles cloven tongues, like as of fire Alle luia.
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There appeared unto the Apostles cloven tongues, like as of fire - Alleluia.
  
''Answer.'' And the Holy Ghost sat upon each of them Alleluia, Alleluia.
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''Answer.'' And the Holy Ghost sat upon each of them - Alleluia, Alleluia.
  
 
''Verse.'' And they began to speak with other tongues, as the Holy Ghost gave them utterance.
 
''Verse.'' And they began to speak with other tongues, as the Holy Ghost gave them utterance.
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'''Second Lesson.'''
 
'''Second Lesson.'''
  
&quot;PHERE are many such, who try to persuade men to live good lives but not to be Christians. These are they who would fain &quot; climb up some other way,&quot; &quot;for to kill and to de stroy,&quot; and are not as the Good Shep herd, Who is come to keep and to save. There have been philosophers who have treated many subtle ques tions of right and wrong, who have been the authors of many distinctions and definitions, who have completed many exceedingly clever arguments, who have filled many books, and have proclaimed their own wisdom with braying trumpets. These dared to say to men : &quot; Follow us ; embrace our school of thought, and you will find therein the secret of an happy life.&quot; But these were not of them who enter in by the Door ; they came not but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy.
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<span class="dropcap">T</span>HERE are many such, who try to persuade men to live good lives but not to be Christians. These are they who would fain &quot; climb up some other way,&quot; &quot;for to kill and to destroy,&quot; and are not as the Good Shepherd, Who is come to keep and to save. There have been philosophers who have treated many subtle questions of right and wrong, who have been the authors of many distinctions and definitions, who have completed many exceedingly clever arguments, who have filled many books, and have proclaimed their own wisdom with braying trumpets. These dared to say to men : &quot; Follow us ; embrace our school of thought, and you will find therein the secret of an happy life.&quot; But these were not of them who enter in by the Door ; they came not but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy.
  
 
'''Second Responsory.'''
 
'''Second Responsory.'''
  
The Apostles spake in divers tongues the wonderful works of God ; as the Holy Ghost gave them utter ance Alleluia.
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The Apostles spake in divers tongues the wonderful works of God ; as the Holy Ghost gave them utterance Alleluia.
  
''Verse.'' They were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak ''Answer.'' As the Holy Ghost gave them utterance. Alleluia.
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''Verse.'' They were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak  
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''Answer.'' As the Holy Ghost gave them utterance. 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.
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'''Third Lesson.'''
 
'''Third Lesson.'''
  
&quot;TOUCHING these, what shall I say ? Behold, the Pharisees themselves read of Christ, and there fore talked of Christ ; they looked for His coming, and when He came, they knew Him not. They boasted that they themselves were among the Seers, that is, of the wise ones, and they de nied Christ, and entered not in by the Door. Therefore they, if they led away any, led them away only to kill and to destroy, not to free them. So much for them.
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<span class="dropcap">T</span>OUCHING these, what shall I say ? Behold, the Pharisees themselves read of Christ, and therefore talked of Christ ; they looked for His coming, and when He came, they knew Him not. They boasted that they themselves were among the Seers, that is, of the wise ones, and they denied Christ, and entered not in by the Door. Therefore they, if they led away any, led them away only to kill and to destroy, not to free them. So much for them.
  
 
Now let us see if all they who boast the name of Christian enter in by the Door.
 
Now let us see if all they who boast the name of Christian enter in by the Door.
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====LAUDS.====
  
''Antiphon at the Song of Zacharias.''
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''Antiphon at the Song of Zacharias.'' <ref>John x. 9.</ref> I am the Door, saith the Lord ; by Me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall find pasture.  Alleluia.
  
1 I am the Door, saith the Lord ; by Me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall find pasture.
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''Prayer throughout the day.''
  
Alleluia.
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<span class="dropcap">O</span> LORD, we beseech Thee, that Thy Holy Spirit may dwell in us in much power, mercifully cleansing our hearts, and shielding us from all things hurtful. Through our Lord JESUS Christ Thy Son, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee, in the unity of the same Holy Ghost, one God, world without end. Amen.
  
John x. 9.
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====VESPERS.====
  
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''Antiphon at the Song of the Blessed Virgin.''  <ref>John xiv. 27.</ref> Peace I leave with you ; My peace I give unto you : not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Alleluia.
  
Prayer throughout the day.
 
  
C\ LORD, we beseech Thee, that ^ Thy Holy Spirit may dwell in us in much power, mercifully cleans ing our hearts, and shielding us from all things hurtful. Through our Lord JESUS Christ Thy Son, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee, in the unity of the same Holy Ghost, one God, world without end. Amen.
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===Fourth Day of Quarter-Tense.===
  
''Antiphon at the Song of the Blessed Virgin.''  
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''Semidouble.''
  
* Peace I leave with you ; My peace I give unto you : not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Alleluia.
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''All precisely the same as on Whitsun Day, except that the Antiphons are not doubled, and what else is given here.''
  
6m6etr Fourth Day of Quarter- Tense.
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Semidouble.
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''Verse.'' They were all filled with the Holy Ghost - Alleluia.
  
All precisely the same as on Whitsun Day, except that the Antiphons are not doubled, and ivhat else is given here.
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''Answer.'' And began to speak - Alleluia.
  
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''Absolution.'' May the Almighty, &c.
  
''Verse.'' They were all filled with the Holy Ghost Alleluia.
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'''First Lesson.'''
  
''Answer.'' And began to speak Alleluia.
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The Lesson is taken from the Holy Gospel according to John (vi. 44.)
  
Absolution. May the Almighty, &c.
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<span class="dropcap">A</span>T that time: JESUS said unto the multitudes of the Jews : No man can come to Me, except the Father, Which hath sent me, draw him. And so on.
  
'''First Lesson.'''
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Homily by St Austin, Bishop [of Hippo.] (''26th Tract on John.'')
  
The Lesson is taken from the Holy Gospel according to John (vi. 44.) AT that time: JESUS said unto the multitudes of the Jews : No man can come to Me, except the Father, Which hath sent me, draw him. And so on.
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Think not that thou art drawn against thy will : the soul is drawn, not willingly only, but lovingly.
  
Homily by St Austin, Bishop [of Hippo.] (26th Tract on John.} Think not that thou art drawn against thy will : the soul is drawn, not willingly only, but lovingly.
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Neither must we be afraid lest men who are great weighers of words, and very far from understanding the things of God, should catch us up upon this Gospel doctrine of the Holy Scriptures, and should say to us : How can my faith be willing if I am drawn ? I answer : Thou art not drawn as touch ing thy will, but by pleasure. And, now, what is being drawn by pleasure ? &quot; Delight thyself in the LORD, and He shall give thee the desires of thine heart.&quot; (Ps. xxxvi. 4.) There is pleasure in that heart to which the Bread That came down from heaven is sweet. The poet is allowed to say &quot; His special pleasure draweth each,&quot; but pleasure, which so draweth, is not a necessity, not a bond, but a delight ; how much more strongly, may we say, that men are drawn to Christ, who delight in truth, who delight in blessedness, who delight in righteousness, who delight in life everlasting, since truth, and blessedness, and righteousness, and everlasting life are all to be found in Christ ? Or have the bodily senses pleasure, and the spiritual senses none ? If the spiritual senses have no pleasures, wherefore is it written : &quot; And the children of men shall put their trust under the shadow of Thy wings. They shall be abundantly satisfied with the fatness of Thy house, and Thou shalt make them drink of the river of Thy pleasures. For with Thee is the fountain of life, and in Thy light shall we see light.&quot; (Ps. xxxv. 8.)
  
Neither must we be afraid lest men who are great weighers of words, and very far from understanding the things of God, should catch us up upon this Gospel doctrine of the Holy Scrip tures, and should say to us : How can my faith be willing if I am drawn ? I answer : Thou art not drawn as touch ing thy will, but by pleasure. And, now, what is being drawn by pleasure ? &quot; Delight thyself in the LORD, and He shall give thee the desires of thine heart.&quot; (Ps. xxxvi. 4.) There is pleasure in that heart to which the Bread That came down from heaven is sweet. The poet is allowed to say &quot; His special pleasure draweth each,&quot; but pleasure, which so draweth, is not a necessity, not a bond, but a delight ; how much more strongly, may we say, that men are drawn to Christ, who de light in truth, who delight in blessed ness, who delight in righteousness, who delight in life everlasting, since truth, and blessedness, and righteousness, and everlasting life are all to be found in Christ ? Or have the bod ily senses pleasure, and the spiritual senses none ? If the spiritual senses have no pleasures, wherefore is it written : &quot; And the children of men shall put their trust under the shadow of Thy wings. They shall be abun dantly satisfied with the fatness of Thy house, and Thou shalt make them drink of the river of Thy pleas ures. For with Thee is the fountain of life, and in Thy light shall we see light.&quot; (Ps. xxxv. 8.) '''First Responsory.'''
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'''First Responsory.'''
  
The Lord taught them good judg ment and knowledge Alleluia. He 1 John xiv. 27.
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The Lord taught them good judgment and knowledge Alleluia. He established in them the grace of His Spirit, and filled their hearts with understanding. Alleluia.
  
WHITSUN WEEK. SO/ established in them the grace of His Spirit, and filled their hearts with understanding. Alleluia.
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''Verse.'' For with a sudden sound the Holy Ghost came upon them,  
  
''Verse.'' For with a sudden sound the Holy Ghost came upon them, ''Answer.'' And filled their hearts with understanding. Alleluia.
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''Answer.'' And filled their hearts with understanding. Alleluia.
  
 
'''Second Lesson.'''
 
'''Second Lesson.'''
  
f^ IVE me a lover, and he will catch ^&quot;^ my meaning ; give me a longer, give me an hung erer, give me a wan derer in this desert, athirst and g asping for the fountains of the eternal Fatherland ; give me such an one, and he will catch my meaning. If I talk to some cold creature, he will not. Such cold creatures were they of whom it is written : &quot; The Jews then murmured at Him because He said, I am the Bread Which came down from heaven. And they said : Is not this JESUS the son of Joseph, whose father and Mother we know ? How is it then that He saith, I came down from heaven ? JESUS therefore answered and said unto them : Mur mur not among yourselves. No man can come to Me, except the Father, Which hath sent Me, draw him.&quot; (41 -44.) But wherefore speaketh Christ of them whom the Father draweth, since He Himself draweth ? Why was it His will to say : &quot; No man can come to Me except the Father draw him &quot; ? If we are to be drawn, let us be drawn by Him to Whom one that loved much said : &quot; Draw me, we will run after the savour of Thy good ointments.&quot; (Cant. i. 4.) But let us consider, my brethren, what He meant, and understand it as well as we can.
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<span class="dropcap">G</span>IVE me a lover, and he will catch my meaning ; give me a longer, give me an hungerer, give me a wanderer in this desert, athirst and gasping for the fountains of the eternal Fatherland ; give me such an one, and he will catch my meaning. If I talk to some cold creature, he will not. Such cold creatures were they of whom it is written : &quot; The Jews then murmured at Him because He said, I am the Bread Which came down from heaven. And they said : Is not this JESUS the son of Joseph, whose father and Mother we know ? How is it then that He saith, I came down from heaven ? JESUS therefore answered and said unto them : Murmur not among yourselves. No man can come to Me, except the Father, Which hath sent Me, draw him.&quot; (41 -44.) But wherefore speaketh Christ of them whom the Father draweth, since He Himself draweth ? Why was it His will to say : &quot; No man can come to Me except the Father draw him &quot; ? If we are to be drawn, let us be drawn by Him to Whom one that loved much said : &quot; Draw me, we will run after the savour of Thy good ointments.&quot; (Cant. i. 4.) But let us consider, my brethren, what He meant, and understand it as well as we can.
  
The Father draweth to the Son them who believe in the Son, be cause they are persuaded that He hath God to His Father. God the Father begetteth to Himself a co equal Son ; and whosoever is per suaded, and realiseth unto himself by faith, and thinketh, that He in Whom he believeth is equal to the Father, him the Father is drawing unto the Son.
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The Father draweth to the Son them who believe in the Son, because they are persuaded that He hath God to His Father. God the Father begetteth to Himself a co equal Son ; and whosoever is persuaded, and realiseth unto himself by faith, and thinketh, that He in Whom he believeth is equal to the Father, him the Father is drawing unto the Son.
  
 
'''Second Responsory.'''
 
'''Second Responsory.'''
  
1 Go ye unto all the world and preach the Gospel Alleluia. He that believeth, and is baptized, shall be saved. Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia.
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<ref>Mark xvi. 15, 16, 17.</ref> Go ye unto all the world and preach the Gospel - Alleluia. He that believeth, and is baptized, shall be saved. Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia.
  
 
''Verse.'' In My Name shall they cast out devils ; they shall speak with new tongues ; they shall take up serpents.
 
''Verse.'' In My Name shall they cast out devils ; they shall speak with new tongues ; they shall take up serpents.
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'''Third Lesson.'''
 
'''Third Lesson.'''
  
A RIUS, who believed that the Son was made, was not one of them whom the Father draweth ; since who soever believeth not that the Father is a Father by the begetting of a co equal Son, such an one knoweth not the Father. What sayest thou, O Arius ? What sayest thou, O thou heretic ? What is thy profession ? What is Christ ? &quot; He is not,&quot; saith Arius, &quot; Himself Very God.&quot; Then, O Arius, the Father hath not drawn thee ; thou hast not understood His dignity as a Father, to Whom thou deniest His Son. Thou dost deny the existence of the Son of God, the Father draweth thee not, and thou art not drawn to the Son, since the Son of whom thou speakest 1 Mark xvi. 15, 16, 17.
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<span class="dropcap">A</span>RIUS, who believed that the Son was made, was not one of them whom the Father draweth ; since who soever believeth not that the Father is a Father by the begetting of a co equal Son, such an one knoweth not the Father. What sayest thou, O Arius ? What sayest thou, O thou heretic ? What is thy profession ? What is Christ ? &quot; He is not,&quot; saith Arius, &quot; Himself Very God.&quot; Then, O Arius, the Father hath not drawn thee ; thou hast not understood His dignity as a Father, to Whom thou deniest His Son. Thou dost deny the existence of the Son of God, the Father draweth thee not, and thou art not drawn to the Son, since the Son of whom thou speakest is another son, [existing only in thine imagination,] and not the really existent Son. Photinus said : &quot; Christ is a mere man, and not God at all.&quot; He who uttered those words was not one of them whom the Father draweth.
  
508 THE PROPER OFFICE OF THE SEASON.
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But whom hath the Father drawn ? The Father drew him who said : &quot; Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.&quot; (Matth. xvi. 16, 17.) Show a sheep a green bough, and thou drawest him. Let a boy see some nuts, and he is drawn by them. As they run, they are drawn, drawn by taste, drawn without bodily hurt, drawn by a line bound to their heart. If, then, among earthly things, such as be sweet and pleasant draw such as love them, as soon as they see them, so that it is truth to say,
  
is another son, [existing only in thine imagination,] and not the really ex istent Son. Photinus said : &quot; Christ is a mere man, and not God at all.&quot; He who uttered those words was not one of them whom the Father draweth.
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&quot; His special pleasure draweth each,&quot;  
  
But whom hath the Father drawn ? The Father drew him who said : &quot; Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.&quot; (Matth. xvi. 16, 17.) Show a sheep a green bough, and thou drawest him. Let a boy see some nuts, and he is drawn by them. As they run, they are drawn, drawn by taste, drawn without bodily hurt, drawn by a line bound to their heart. If, then, among earthly things, such as be sweet and pleasant draw such as love them, as soon as they see them, so that it is truth to say, &quot; His special pleasure draweth each,&quot; doth not that Christ, Whom the Father hath revealed, draw ? What stronger object of love can a soul have than the Truth ? ====LAUDS.====
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doth not that Christ, Whom the Father hath revealed, draw ? What stronger object of love can a soul have than the Truth ?
  
''Antiphon at the Song of Zacharias.''
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====LAUDS.====
  
1 I am the Living Bread * Which came down from heaven, saith the Lord. Alleluia, Alleluia.
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''Antiphon at the Song of Zacharias.''  <ref>John vi. 51.</ref> I am the Living Bread * Which came down from heaven, saith the Lord. Alleluia, Alleluia.
  
Prayer throughout the day.
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''Prayer throughout the day.''
  
r\ LORD, we beseech Thee that ^^ the Comforter, Which proceedeth from Thee, may enlighten our minds, and lead us into all truth, even as Thy Son hath promised unto us. Who liveth and reigneth with Thee, in the unity of the Same Holy Ghost, one God, world without end. Amen.
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<span class="dropcap">O</span> LORD, we beseech Thee that the Comforter, Which proceedeth from Thee, may enlighten our minds, and lead us into all truth, even as Thy Son hath promised unto us. Who liveth and reigneth with Thee, in the unity of the Same Holy Ghost, one God, world without end. Amen.
  
 
====VESPERS.====
 
====VESPERS.====
  
''Antiphon at the Song of the Blessed Virgin.''  
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''Antiphon at the Song of the Blessed Virgin.'' <ref>John vi. 51.</ref> I am the Living Bread Which came down from heaven : * if any man eat of this Bread, he shall live for ever ; and the Bread that I will give is My Flesh, Which I will give for the life of the world.  Alleluia.
  
* I am the Living Bread Which came down from heaven : * if any man eat of this Bread, he shall live for ever ; and the Bread that I will give is My Flesh, Which I will give for the life of the world.
 
  
Alleluia.
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== Thursday ==
  
Fifth Day within the Octave of Pentecost.
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=== Fifth Day within the Octave of Pentecost. ===
  
Semidouble.
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''Semidouble.''
  
All precisely the same as on Whitsun Day, except that the Antiphons are not doubled, and what else is given here.
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''All precisely the same as on Whitsun Day, except that the Antiphons are not doubled, and what else is given here.''
  
 
====MATTINS.====
 
====MATTINS.====
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'''First Lesson.'''
 
'''First Lesson.'''
  
The Lesson is taken from the Holy Gospel according to Luke (ix. I.) AT that time: JESUS called His ^^ twelve disciples together, and gave them power and authority over all devils, and to cure diseases. And so on.
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The Lesson is taken from the Holy Gospel according to Luke (ix. I.)  
  
Homily by St Ambrose, Bishop [of Milan.] (Bk. vi. on Luke ix.) We learn from the commandments of the Gospel what manner of men they ought to be who preach the glad tidings of the kingdom of God.
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<span class="dropcap">A</span>T that time: JESUS called His twelve disciples together, and gave them power and authority over all devils, and to cure diseases. And so on.
  
&quot; Take nothing for your journey ; neither staves nor scrip, neither bread, neither money.&quot; Thus let the Apostle, destitute of earthly help, and panoplied in faith, deem himself able to do all the more, as he needeth all the less.
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Homily by St Ambrose, Bishop [of Milan.] (''Bk. vi. on Luke ix.'')
  
Such as please may also put upon these words a spiritual interpretation ; in that a man may be said to lay aside the encumbrances of the body, not only by abdicating power, and casting away riches, but also by denying the very body itself its pleasures. The first 1 John vi. 51.
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We learn from the commandments of the Gospel what manner of men they ought to be who preach the glad tidings of the kingdom of God.
  
WHITSUN WEEK. 509 general commandment given to the Apostles touching their manners was to be bringers of peace, (Matth. x.
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&quot; Take nothing for your journey ; neither staves nor scrip, neither bread, neither money.&quot; Thus let the Apostle, destitute of earthly help, and panoplied in faith, deem himself able to do all the more, as he needeth all the less.
  
13,) and to be no gadders about, but keepers of the laws of guests. To wander from house to house, and to abuse the rights of hospitality, are things alien to a preacher of the kingdom of heaven.
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Such as please may also put upon these words a spiritual interpretation ; in that a man may be said to lay aside the encumbrances of the body, not only by abdicating power, and casting away riches, but also by denying the very body itself its pleasures. The first general commandment given to the Apostles touching their manners was to be bringers of peace, (Matth. x. 13.) and to be no gadders about, but keepers of the laws of guests. To wander from house to house, and to abuse the rights of hospitality, are things alien to a preacher of the kingdom of heaven.
  
 
'''First Responsory.'''
 
'''First Responsory.'''
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'''Second Lesson.'''
 
'''Second Lesson.'''
  
&quot;OUT as the kindness of hospitality is to be met with courtesy, so also is it said : &quot; Whosoever will not receive you, when ye go out of that city, shake off the very dust from your feet, for a testimony against them.&quot; Hereby is it taught that hos pitality doth meet with a good re ward, since not only do we bring peace to such as receive us, but also, if they be shadowed by some earthly vanities, these defects are taken away, where enter the feet of them that bear the glad tidings of Apostolic preach ment. It is well written in Matthew (x. n) &quot;Into whatsoever city or town ye shall enter, inquire who in it is worthy ; and there abide till ye go thence&quot; thus avoiding any pos sible need of going from house to house. But no such selection is commanded to him that giveth hos pitality, lest his hospitality itself should be lessened, while he picketh his guests.
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<span class="dropcap">B</span>UT as the kindness of hospitality is to be met with courtesy, so also is it said : &quot; Whosoever will not receive you, when ye go out of that city, shake off the very dust from your feet, for a testimony against them.&quot; Hereby is it taught that hospitality doth meet with a good reward, since not only do we bring peace to such as receive us, but also, if they be shadowed by some earthly vanities, these defects are taken away, where enter the feet of them that bear the glad tidings of Apostolic preachment. It is well written in Matthew (x. n) &quot;Into whatsoever city or town ye shall enter, inquire who in it is worthy ; and there abide till ye go thence&quot; thus avoiding any possible need of going from house to house. But no such selection is commanded to him that giveth hospitality, lest his hospitality itself should be lessened, while he picketh his guests.
  
 
'''Second Responsory.'''
 
'''Second Responsory.'''
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'''Third Lesson.'''
 
'''Third Lesson.'''
  
&quot;PHIS passage, taken according to the plain meaning, is a sacred commandment touching the religious duty of hospitality, but its heavenly words likewise hint at a mystery. W7hen the house is chosen, it is asked if the master thereof be worthy.
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<span class="dropcap">T</span>HIS passage, taken according to the plain meaning, is a sacred commandment touching the religious duty of hospitality, but its heavenly words likewise hint at a mystery. When the house is chosen, it is asked if the master thereof be worthy.
  
Let us see if this be not perchance a figure of the Church, and her Master, Christ. What worthier house can the Apostolic preacher enter, than the Holy Church ? Or what host is more to be preferred before all others, than Christ, Whose use it is to wash the feet of His guests ? yea, Who Sic THE PROPER OFFICE OF THE SEASON.
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Let us see if this be not perchance a figure of the Church, and her Master, Christ. What worthier house can the Apostolic preacher enter, than the Holy Church ? Or what host is more to be preferred before all others, than Christ, Whose use it is to wash the feet of His guests ? yea, Who suffereth not that any whom He receiveth into His house should dwell there with foul feet, but, defiled as they are by their former wanderings, doth vouchsafe to change them into new and clean livers. He Alone is He, from Whose house no man ought ever to go forth, nor change His roof for any other shelter, for unto Him it is well said : &quot; Lord, to whom shall we go ? Thou hast the words of eternal life, and we believe.&quot; (John vi. 68, 69.)
  
suffered! not that any whom He receiveth into His house should dwell there with foul feet, but, defiled as they are by their former wanderings, doth vouchsafe to change them into new and clean livers. He Alone is He, from Whose house no man ought ever to go forth, nor change His roof for any other shelter, for unto Him it is well said : &quot; Lord, to whom shall we go ? Thou hast the words of eter nal life, and we believe.&quot; (John vi.
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''Antiphon at the Song of Zacharias.''  JESUS called His twelve disciples together, * and gave them power and authority over all devils, and to cure diseases : and He sent them to preach the kingdom of God, and to heal the sick. Alleluia.
  
''Antiphon at the Song of Zacharias.''
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JESUS called His twelve disciples to gether, * and gave them power and authority over all devils, and to cure diseases : and He sent them to preach the kingdom of God, and to heal the sick. Alleluia.
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''Antiphon at the Song of the Blessed Virgin.''  <ref>John xv. 26 ; xvi. 14.</ref> The Comforter, Which proceedeth from the Father - Alleluia - He shall glorify Me = Alleluia.
  
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''Antiphon at the Song of the Blessed Virgin.''
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* The Comforter, Which proceedeth from the Father * Alleluia- He shall glorify Me Alleluia.
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=== Sixth Day of Quarter-Tense. ===
  
6m6cr Sixth Day of Quarter- Tejise.
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''Semidouble.''
  
Semidouble.
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''All precisely the same as on Whitsun Day, except that the Antiphons are not doubled, and what else is given here.''
 
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All precisely the same as on Whitsun Day, except that the Antiphons are not doubled, and what else is given here.
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====MATTINS.====
  
''Verse.'' The Comforter, Which is the Holy Ghost Alleluia.
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''Verse.'' The Comforter, Which is the Holy Ghost - Alleluia.
 
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''Answer.'' He shall teach you all things Alleluia.
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Absolution. May the loving-kind ness, &c.
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''Answer.'' He shall teach you all things - Alleluia.
  
1 John xv. 26 ; xvi. 14.
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''Absolution.'' May the loving-kindness, &c.
  
 
'''First Lesson.'''
 
'''First Lesson.'''
  
The Lesson is taken from the Holy Gospel according to Luke (v. 17.) A T that time : It came to pass on a ^^ certain day, as JESUS sat and taught, that there were Pharisees, and Doctors of the law sitting by, which were come out of every town in Gal ilee, and Judaea and Jerusalem : and the power of the Lord was present to heal them. And so on.
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The Lesson is taken from the Holy Gospel according to Luke (v. 17.)  
  
Homily by St Ambrose, Bishop [of Milan.] (Bk. v. on Luke v.) [&quot;And, behold, men brought in a bed a man which was taken with a palsy.&quot;] The healing of this par alytic was not idle, nor its fruits limited to himself. The Lord healed him, or ever he could ask, not because of the entreaties of others, but for example s&quot; sake. He gave a pattern to be followed, and sought not the intercession of prayer. In the pres ence of the Pharisees and doctors of the law, which were come out of every town of Galilee, and Judaea, and Jer usalem, many sick folk were healed, but among them is specially described the healing of this paralytic. First of all, as we have before said, every sick man ought to engage his friends to offer up prayers for his recovery, that so the tottering framework of this our life, and the distorted feet of our works, may be righted by the healing power of the word from heaven.
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<span class="dropcap">A</span>T that time : It came to pass on a certain day, as JESUS sat and taught, that there were Pharisees, and Doctors of the law sitting by, which were come out of every town in Galilee, and Judaea and Jerusalem : and the power of the Lord was present to heal them. And so on.
  
'''First Responsory.'''
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Homily by St Ambrose, Bishop [of Milan.] (''Bk. v. on Luke v.'')
  
2 Ye have not chosen Me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you ; that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain.
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[&quot;And, behold, men brought in a bed a man which was taken with a palsy.&quot;] The healing of this paralytic was not idle, nor its fruits limited to himself. The Lord healed him, or ever he could ask, not because of the entreaties of others, but for example s&quot; sake. He gave a pattern to be followed, and sought not the intercession of prayer. In the presence of the Pharisees and doctors of the law, which were come out of every town of Galilee, and Judaea, and Jerusalem, many sick folk were healed, but among them is specially described the healing of this paralytic. First of all, as we have before said, every sick man ought to engage his friends to offer up prayers for his recovery, that so the tottering framework of this our life, and the distorted feet of our works, may be righted by the healing power of the word from heaven.
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'''First Responsory.'''
  
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<ref>John xv. 16 ; xx. 21.</ref> Ye have not chosen Me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you ; that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain.  Alleluia, Alleluia.
  
 
''Verse.'' As My Father hath sent Me, even so send I you.
 
''Verse.'' As My Father hath sent Me, even so send I you.
 
2 John xv. 16 ; xx. 21.
 
 
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''Answer.'' That ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain. Alleluia, Alleluia.
 
''Answer.'' That ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain. Alleluia, Alleluia.
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'''Second Lesson.'''
 
'''Second Lesson.'''
  
^PHERE ought therefore to be ad visers, who should rouse up the minds of the sick to higher things, since when the body becometh languid with sickness, the mind is apt to fol low its example. With the help of such friends he can be brought and laid on the ground before the Feet of JESUS, and seem worthy of a glance from the Lord ; for the Lord looketh upon such as lie lowly before Him, &quot;for He hath regarded the lowliness of His handmaiden&quot; (Luke ii. 48.) &quot;And when He saw their faith, He said unto him : Man, thy sins are forgiven thee.&quot; Great is the Lord, Who, for the sake of some, -forgiveth the sins of others : Who trieth some, and pardoneth the wanderings of others. Why should thine equal, O man, avail not with thee, if a slave have won power to intercede, and right to obtain, with God ? '''Second Responsory.'''
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<span class="dropcap">T</span>HERE ought therefore to be advisers, who should rouse up the minds of the sick to higher things, since when the body becometh languid with sickness, the mind is apt to follow its example. With the help of such friends he can be brought and laid on the ground before the Feet of JESUS, and seem worthy of a glance from the Lord ; for the Lord looketh upon such as lie lowly before Him, &quot;for He hath regarded the lowliness of His handmaiden&quot; (Luke ii. 48.) &quot;And when He saw their faith, He said unto him : Man, thy sins are forgiven thee.&quot; Great is the Lord, Who, for the sake of some, -forgiveth the sins of others : Who trieth some, and pardoneth the wanderings of others. Why should thine equal, O man, avail not with thee, if a slave have won power to intercede, and right to obtain, with God ?  
  
The Spirit of the Lord filleth the world, and That Which containeth all things hath knowledge of the voice.
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'''Second Responsory.'''
  
Alleluia, Alleluia.
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The Spirit of the Lord filleth the world, and That Which containeth all things hath knowledge of the voice.  Alleluia, Alleluia.
  
''Verse.'' l For [Wisdom] is the worker of all things, having all power, overseeing all things.
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''Verse.'' <ref>Wisd. vii. 21, 23.</ref> For [Wisdom] is the worker of all things, having all power, overseeing all things.
  
 
''Answer.'' And That Which con taineth all things hath knowledge of the voice. Alleluia, Alleluia.
 
''Answer.'' And That Which con taineth all things hath knowledge of the voice. Alleluia, Alleluia.
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'''Third Lesson.'''
 
'''Third Lesson.'''
  
r\ THOU that judgest, learn to ^-^ forgive ; thou that art sick, to pray. If thou doubt of the pardon of thy sins, because of their grievousness, get thee to the Church, that she may pray for thee, and that the Lord, accepting her countenance, may grant to her petitions what He refuses to thine. And although we are bound to accept this history as one of fact, and to believe that the body of the paralytic was healed ; yet remem ber thou also his inward cure, unto whom his sins were forgiven. The Jews said: &quot;Who can forgive sins but God alone ? &quot; And in these words they confessed the Godhead of Him WTho forgave the sins of the paralytic, and themselves condemned their own unbelief in Him Whose work they acknowledged, but Whose Person they denied.
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<span class="dropcap">O</span> THOU that judgest, learn to forgive ; thou that art sick, to pray. If thou doubt of the pardon of thy sins, because of their grievousness, get thee to the Church, that she may pray for thee, and that the Lord, accepting her countenance, may grant to her petitions what He refuses to thine. And although we are bound to accept this history as one of fact, and to believe that the body of the paralytic was healed ; yet remember thou also his inward cure, unto whom his sins were forgiven. The Jews said: &quot;Who can forgive sins but God alone ? &quot; And in these words they confessed the Godhead of Him Who forgave the sins of the paralytic, and themselves condemned their own unbelief in Him Whose work they acknowledged, but Whose Person they denied.
  
 
====LAUDS.====
 
====LAUDS.====
  
''Antiphon at the Song of Zacharias.''
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''Antiphon at the Song of Zacharias.'' JESUS said : But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power upon earth to forgive sins * He said unto the sick of the palsy I say unto thee : Arise ; take up thy couch, and go into thine house. Alleluia.
  
JESUS said : But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power upon earth to forgive sins * He said unto the sick of the palsy I say unto thee : Arise ; take up thy couch, and go into thine house. Alleluia.
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''Prayer throughout the day.''
  
Prayer throughout the day.
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<span class="dropcap">O</span> MOST Merciful God, we beseech Thee to grant unto Thy Church that, forasmuch as she is gathered together in the Holy Ghost, no assaults of her enemies may be able to trouble her. Through our Lord JESUS Christ Thy Son, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee, in the unity of the Same Holy Ghost, one God, world without end. Amen.
  
C\ MOST Merciful God, we beseech ^^^ Thee to grant unto Thy Church that, forasmuch as she is gathered to gether in the Holy Ghost, no assaults of her enemies may be able to trouble her. Through our Lord JESUS Christ Thy Son, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee, in the unity of the Same Holy Ghost, one God, world without end. Amen.
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====VESPERS.====
  
1 Wisd. vii. 21, 23.
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''Antiphon at the Song of the Blessed Virgin.''  <ref>John xiv. 26.</ref> But the Comforter, Which is the Holy Ghost, * Whom the Father will send in My Name, He shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you. Alleluia.
  
512 THE PROPER OFFICE OF THE SEASON.
 
  
====VESPERS.====
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== Ember Saturday ==
  
''Antiphon at the Song of the Blessed Virgin.''
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=== The Sabbath of Quarter-Tense. ===
  
x But the Comforter, Which is the Holy Ghost, * Whom the Father will send in My Name, He shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you. Alleluia.
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''Semidouble.''
  
The Sabbath of Quarter-Tense.
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''All precisely the same as on Whitsun Day, except that the Antiphons are not doubled, and what else is given here.''
 
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Semidouble.
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All precisely the same as on Whitsun Day, except that the Antiphons are not doubled, and what else is given here.
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====MATTINS.====
 
====MATTINS.====
  
''Verse.'' They were all filled with the Holy Ghost Alleluia.
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''Verse.'' They were all filled with the Holy Ghost - Alleluia.
  
''Answer.'' And began to speak Alleluia.
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''Answer.'' And began to speak - Alleluia.
  
Absolution. May the Almighty, &c.
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''Absolution.'' May the Almighty, &c.
  
Lessons from Luke iv. 38, with the Homily of St Ambrose, p. 286.
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''Lessons from Luke iv. 38, with the Homily of St Ambrose, p. 286.''
  
 
'''First Responsory.'''
 
'''First Responsory.'''
  
They were all filled, &c., (Second Responsory on Whitsun Day, omitting the last Verse and ''Answer.''
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They were all filled, &c., ''(Second Responsory on Whitsun Day,) omitting the last Verse and Answer.''
  
 
'''Second Responsory.'''
 
'''Second Responsory.'''
  
Henceforth I call you not, &c., (First Responsory on Monday, ) with this addi tion : 1 John xiv. 26.
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Henceforth I call you not, &c., ''(First Responsory on Monday, ) with this addition :''
  
 
''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.'' Receive ye the Holy Ghost, Which is your Comforter with in you : the Same is He Whom the Father will send unto you. Alleluia.
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''Answer.'' Receive ye the Holy Ghost, Which is your Comforter with in you : the Same is He Whom the Father will send unto you.  
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Alleluia.
  
 
====LAUDS.====
 
====LAUDS.====
  
''Antiphon at the Song of Zacharias.''
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''Antiphon at the Song of Zacharias.'' <ref>Rom. v. 5.</ref> The love of God is shed abroad in our hearts * by His Spirit, Which dwelleth in us. Alleluia.
 
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2 The love of God is shed abroad in our hearts * by His Spirit, Which dwelleth in us. Alleluia.
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Prayer at Lauds, Terce, Sext, and None.
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''Prayer at Lauds, Terce, Sext, and None.''
  
beseech Thee, O Lord, mercifully to pour into our hearts Thy Holy Spirit, by Whose Wisdom we have been created, and by Whose Providence all our ways are ordered.
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<span class="dropcap">W</span>E beseech Thee, O Lord, mercifully to pour into our hearts Thy Holy Spirit, by Whose Wisdom we have been created, and by Whose Providence all our ways are ordered.  Through our Lord JESUS Christ Thy Son, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee, in the unity of the Same Holy Ghost, one God, world without end.  Amen.
  
Through our Lord JESUS Christ Thy Son, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee, in the unity of the Same Holy Ghost, one God, world without end.
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''At the beginning of the Martyrology, is said, The morrow is the Feast of the Most Holy and undivided Trinity.''
  
Amen.
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''After None is celebrated the Liturgy, and with this celebration ends Paschaltime.''
  
At the beginning of the Martyrology, is said, The morrow is the Feast of the Most Holy and undivided Trinity.
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''Vespers are of the following Feast.''
  
After None is celebrated the Liturgy, and with this celebration ends Paschaltime.
 
  
Vespers are of the following Feast.
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'''Citations'''
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