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Lesson ix

IN THE THIRD NOCTURN


The Lesson from the Holy Gospel according to S. John
Ch. 15
G IVING, therefore, a commandment concerning fruit, he saith, These things I
command you, That ye love one another. Whence also the Apostle Paul,
when with the works of the flesh he would contrast the works of the Spirit, put

A T that time: Jesus said unto his disciples: These things I command you, that
ye love one another. If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it
hated you. And the rest.
this as the head of all: The fruit, saith he, of the Spirit is love: and then strings all
the rest together in their connection, as all rising out of that their head: namely:
Joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance.
Homily by S. Augustine, Bishop Homily 87 on John

I N the Gospel lesson which comes before this, the Lord had said, Ye have not
chosen me, but I have chosen you, and set you, that ye should go and bring
forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the
Who are these which fly as a cloud, * And as the doves to their windows?
Their sound is gone out into all lands, and their words into the ends of the world.
And as the doves.
Father in my name, he may give it you. Of which words ye remember we have
already discoursed what the Lord gave. But here he saith, namely, in the following Lesson xij
lesson which ye have just heard read: These things I command you, That ye love
onc another. And by this we are to understand that this is our fruit, of which he
saith: I have chosen you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your
I N fact, who rejoices aright, that loves not the good whereof he rejoices? Who
can have true peace but with him whom he truly loveth? Who is longsuffering
by perseveringly continuing in that which is good, except he be fervent in love?
fruit should remain. Who is good, except he be made so by loving? Who savingly faithful, except by
the faith which worketh by love? Who serviceably gentle, that is not tamed to the
These are they who, while yet they lived in the flesh, planted the Church in their discipline of love? Who continent from that which debaseth, except he love that
own blood. * They drank of the Lord's cup, and became the friends of God. which ennobleth? With good reason, therefore, doth our good Master so often
Their sound is gone out into all lands, and their words into the ends of the world. insist upon love, as if it alone needed to be enjoined, as that without which other
They drank. good things cannot profit, and which one cannot have without having the other
things by which a man is made good.
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W HEREAS he also further said: That whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in
my name, he may give it you; it means, he will give it us, if we love one
another, albeit this very thing is his giving to us, who chose us not having fruit, for
There is neither speech, nor language, but their voices are heard among them. *
Their sound is gone out into all lands, and their words into the ends of the world.
Exceedingly honoured are thy friends, O God: firmly stablished is their
we had not chosen him, and set us that we should bring forth fruit, that is, love one princedom. Their sound. Glory be. Their sound.
another: which fruit without him we cannot have, even as the branches without the
Vine can do nothing. Our fruit, therefore, is charity, which the Apostle defineth: The Continuation ofthe Holy Gospel according to S. John Ch. 15
Of a pure heart and a good conscicnce, and love unfeigned. By this we love one
another, by this we love God. For we could not with a true love love one another,
except we lovcd God. For one loves his neighbour as himself, if he love God:
A T that time: Jesus said unto his disciples: These things I command you, that
ye love one another. If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it
hated you. If ye were of the world. the world would love his own: but because ye
since if he love not God, he loves not himself. For: On these two commandments are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world
(of charity) hang all the law and the prophets: this is our fruit. hateth you. Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater
than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you: if they
These men are Saints, whom the Lord hath chosen in love unfeigned, and hath have kept my saying, they will keep your's also. But all these things will they do
given them everlasting glory. * By whose teaching the Church is illumined, as the unto you for my name's sake, because they know not him that sent me. If 1 had
moon by the light of the sun. not come and spoken unto them, they had not had sin: but now they have no cloak
The Saints through faith subdued kingdoms, wrought righteousness. By whose. for their sin. He that hateth me hateth my Father also. If I had not done among
them the works which none other man did, they had not had sin: but now have
Lesson xj they both seen and hated both me and my Father. But this cometh to pass, that the
word might be fulfilled that is written in their law, They hated me without a cause.
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THE THIRTIETH OF OCTOBER The Lord shall keep all their bones.
In Commemoration of the Saints, whose Bodies and Relics are preserved Not one of them shall be broken.
in the Churches of our Order. On Magnificat, Antiphon. For theirs is the kingdom of heaven, * who despised
GREATER DOUBLE worldly living: who have won the rewards of the kingdom, and have washed their
robes in the blood of the Lamb.
AT VESPERS COLLECT
Antiphons of Lauds, omitting the fourth. Psalms 110, 111, 112, 113 of Sunday.
Chapter Romans 8, 11 O GOD, who hast willed that this most holy Church should be adorned by the
Relics of of so mant Saints: increase in us the faith of the Resurrection; and

I F the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that
raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his
Spirit that dwelleth in you.
make us partakers of the immortal glory, of which we venerate a pledge in their
ashes. Through.
AT MATINS
Short Let the righteous rejoice * Before God. Let the righteous. . Let them also Invitatory. The living God, in whom the hehart and flesh of the Saints rejoice, * O
be merry and joyful. Before God. Glory be. Let the righteous. come, let us worship. Psalm Venite, adoremus.
Hymn Adeste Sancti, as above.
Hymn. ADESTE Sancti, plurimo IN THE FIRST NOCTURN
Dum thure, vestra dum piis Antiphons, Psalms and from the Common of Many Martyrs, p. xlvij.
Coluntur ossa ritibus They sleep in the dust of the earth. They shall wake to life eternal.
Votis favete supplicium. Lessons Brethren: we are debtors, with the , p. xlvij.

Non illa, quamquam tristibus IN THE SECOND NOCTURN


Imum redacta in pulverem Antiphons and Psalms, p. xlix.
Dudum sepulkchris squalleant The just shall spring up like a green tree.
Divina virtus deserit. Their root shall not be removed.
Instead of the Sermon of the Abbot Bernard, not given here, may be read the
Sed sancta prsenti fovet, Lessons Whenever, in the Common of many Martyrs, with the , p. xlix.
Impletque templa numine;
Sed et futur Spiiritus IN THE THIRD NOCTURN
Post scla servat glori. Antiphon. Give praise,ye who dwell in the dust: when I shall bring you out of
youir graves, ye shall know that I am the Lord, alleluia. Canticles The souls of the
Hinc ille, qui nostris latet righteous, from the Common of Many Martyrs, p. lj.
Cinis sub aris conditus,
gris medetur efficax, Homily on the Gospel Jesus came down, in the 2nd place, p. lviij.
Torquet fugatque dmones.
If today there shall occur the anticipated Vigil of All Saints, then the Homily of
Sit summa Christe laus tibi, the Vigil shall be omitted, since it has been said for the iij. Nocturn of this Feast,
Venture judex sculi, and no other Homily shall be substituted for the aforesaid Homily; but in such
Cum Patre cumque Spiritu case suffiicient observance shall be made of it by a commemoration in Lauds
In sculorum scula. Amen. only.
AT LAUDS
In place of the above, here and in Matins, and of O vos unanimes below in and through the Hours,
Lauds, of which no translation is known, the Hymns of the Common may be used.
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Antiphon 1. O how great torments * have all the Saints endured, that they might The memory of the righteous shall be blessed.
surely attain to the palm of martyrdom. Psalm 93 Dominus regnavit and the rest. And their bones shall spring forth in their place.
Antiphon 2. The Blessed * with their palms have entered into the kingdom; they Antiphon on Benedictus. Let us shew forth * our bodies a living sacrifice, holy,
have earned their diadems of glory from the hand of God. pleasing unto God: always bearing about the death of Jesus in our body, that the
Antiphon 3. The bodies of the Saints * are buried in peace: and their name liveth life of Jesus may be manifest also in our bodies.
for evermore.
Antiphon 4. O ye Martyrs of the Lord, * bless ye the Lord for ever and ever. COLLECT
Antiphon 5. O choir of martyrs,* praise ye the Lord of heaven, alleluia.
Chapter Romans 8, 11 O GOD, who hast willed that this most holy Church should be adorned by the
Relics of of so mant Saints: increase in us the faith of the Resurrection; and

I F the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that
raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his
Spirit that dwelleth in you.
make us partakers of the immortal glory, of which we venerate a pledge in their
ashes. Through.
AT TERCE
Short Be glad, O ye righteous, * And rejoice in the Lord. Be glad. And be Antiphon. The blessed
joyful, all ye that are true of heart. And rejoice. Glory be. Be glad. Chapter Phil 3, 20
Hymn. O vos unamimes Christiadum chori
Sanctorum tumulos et cineres Patrum,
Charas exuvias, pignora clitum
O UR converstaion is in heaven: from whence also we look for the Saviour, the
Lord Jesus Christ: who shall change our vile body, that it may be like unto
his glorious body.
Ltis dicite cantibus. The peoples tell the wisdom of the Saints.
And the congregation proclaimeth their praise.
Clo quando piis qua laboribus
Felices anim gaudia possident, AT SEXT
Pnarum sociis debita redditur Antiphon. The bodies of the saints.
Hic lacus et decus ossibus. Chapter I Peter 4. 14
Passim sparsa Deus, polliciti memor
Custos, ne pereant, pignora colligit;
I F ye be reproached for the name of Christ, happy are ye; for the spirit of glory
and of God resteth upon you.
The Lord shall not forsake his Saints. They shall be preserved for ever.
Electosque suis providus aggerit
Aptandos lapides locis.
AT NONE
Quin et reliquias, et tumulos sibi Antiphon. O choir of Martyrs.
Aras ipse Deus consecrat hostia; Chapter I Peter 3
Conjungensque suis se caput artubus,
Hos secum simul immolat. A ND who is he that will harm you, if ye be followers of that which is good?
But and if ye suffer for righteousness' sake, happy are ye.
The Lord is glorious in his Saints. Marvellous in majesty, doing wonders.
Vos, quorum cineres supplicibus pia
Tutum prsidium plebs colit osculis, AT II VESPERS
Si vos nostra movent, subsidium boni Antiphons These are, and Psalm 110 The Lord said, and the other Antiphons and
Vestris ferte clientibus. Psalms from ij. Vespers of Many Martyrs, p. lvj.
Chapter If the Spirit, with the Short and Hymn as above in j. Vespers.
Ut cum nostra novis splendida dotibus I shall comfort you, and your heart shall rejoice.
Surget juncta choris spiritum caro, And your bones shall spring up like the grass.
Indivisa Trias sit Deus omnia On Magnificat, Antiphon. In the heavenly kingdom * rejoice the souls of the
Nobis semper in omnibus. Amen.
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Blessed, who followed the footsteps of Christ their Master: and since for love of salvation, and redeem you out of all evil.
him they poured forth their life-blood, therefore do they exult for ever. The Lord hear your prayers, and be at one with you, and never forsake you in
Collect O God, above. time of trouble. May he. Glory be. May he.
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after the j. Sunnday of November. I saw the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and
The Thirty-first of October lifted up, and the whole earth was full of his glory: * And his train filled the
On the Vigil of All Saints temple.
Above it stood the Seraphim: each one had six wings. And his.
The Lesson from the Holy Gospel according to. S.Luke
Lesson ix Ch 6

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In Lauds for commemoration, Antiphon on Benedictus from the Psalter for the
T that time: Jesus came down with them, and stood in the plain, and the
occurrent Feria.
company of his disciples, and a great multitude of people out of all Judaea
O satisfy us with they mercy, and that soon.
and Jerusalem, and from the sea coast or Tyre and Sidon. And the rest.
Homily by S.Ambrose, Bishop Bk. V. on S. Luke, Ch. 6 So shall we rejoice and be glad all the days of our life.

T AKE careful note that Jesus went up into the mountain with the Apostles,
and came down to the multitudes. How else could the multitudes see Christ,
but on a lower level? They do not follow him to lofty heights, they go not up to O
COLLECT
LORD our God, multiply upon us thy grace: and grant, that by our holy
profession we may attain unto the gladness of them, whose glorious festival
things sublime. Therefore he came down to the place where men were infirm; for we prevent. Through.
there cannot be infirmity on the heights. ____________________________________
from the preceding Sunday from the same Nocturn from which is the
Absolution; and after the j. Sunday of November from the occurrent Feria. FEASTS OF NOVEMBER
On the first unimpeded day is said the Office of the Dead.
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M ATTHEW also informs us that he healed the sick. First a man must be
healed, then, as he progresses in virtue, he will be able to go up into the
mountain. It is in a lower place, then, that he heals each one of us; that is, he THE FIRST OF NOVEMBER
recalls us from sin, and turns away our blindness. He comes down to our wounds; ON THE FEAST OF ALL SAINTS
so that by the use, we might say, and the abundant supply. of his nature, he may DOUBLE I CLASS WITH OCTAVE
make us to be coheirs and compatriots of the kingdom of heaven. AT VESPERS

Lesson iij Antiphon 1. I beheld a great multitude * which no man could number, of all

B LESSED be ye poor: for yours is the kingdom of God. Luke states only four
of the Lord's beatitudes. while Matthew gives eight, but these four are in
those eight, and in these four are those eight. The four embrace, as it were, the
nations, standing before the throne. Psalms 110, 111, 112, 113 of Sunday.
In ij. Vespers Psalms as in ij. Vespers of Many Martyrs.
Antiphon 2. And all the Angels * stood round about the throne, and fell before the
cardinal virtues; and a mystical number is revealed in the eight. The title of several throne on their faces, and worshipped God.
of the Psalms is, For the Octave, and you have received the commandment, Give Antiphon 3. Thou hast redeemed us, * O Lord our God, by thy blood out of every
eight portions to them - perhaps, eight blessings? Just as the eighth blessing kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation; and hast made us unto our God a
proclaims the fulness of our hope, so does it call for the highest courage. kingdom.
Antiphon 4. All his Saints * shall praise him, even the children of Israel, even the
after Lesson xij, before the j. Sunday of November. The Lord open your hearts people that serveth him: such honour have all his Saints.
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Chapter Rev. 7, 2-3 On Magnificat, Antiphon. O how glorious * is the kingdom wherein all the Saints

B EHOLD, I John saw another Angel ascending from the east, having the seal
of the living God: and he cried with a loud voice to the four Angels, to whom
it was given to hurt the earth and the sea, saying, Hurt not the earth, neither the
rejoice with Christ; arrayed in white robes, they follow the Lamb whithersoever
he goeth.
COLLECT
sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in in their foreheads.

Short Let the righteous rejoice * Before God. Let the righteous. . Let them also
A LMIGHTY and everlasting God, who in one solemnity hast vouchsafed unto
us to venerate the merits of all thy Saints: we beseech thee; that, at the
intercession of so great a multitude, thou wouldest bestow upon us, who entreat
be merry and joyful. Before God. Glory be. Let the righteous. thee, the abundance of thy mercy. Through.

Hymn. Christe, Redemptor omnium AT MATINS


O CHRIST, Redeemer of us all, 4 MARTYRS of God, renowned for aye, Invitatory.- The Lord, the King of kings, O come, let us worship: * For the Lord
Protect thy servants when they call, Confessors ranged in bright array, himself is the crown of all the Saints. Psalm 95 Venite
And hear with reconciling care Let all your orisons unite Hymn Christe, Redemptor omnium, as above in Vespers.
The blessed Virgin's holy prayer. To bear us to the realms of light. IN THE FIRST NOCTURN
Antiphon 1. The Lord knoweth * the way of the righteous, who doth exercise
2 AND ye, O ever blissful throng 5 O SACRED Virgin choirs, may ye, himself in his law day and night. Psalm 1 Beatus vir
Of heavenly Spirits, guardians strong, With Monks of holy ministry Antiphon 2. The Lord * hath chosen to himself the men that were godly, and hath
Our past and present ills dispel, And every Saint of Christ obtain heard them when they called upon him. Psalm 4 Cum invocarem
From future peril shield us well. That we his fellowship may gain. Antiphon 3. Let all them * that put their trust in thee rejoice, O Lord: they shall
ever be giving of thanks because thou defendest them; thhey that love thy Name
3 YE prophets of the Judge adored, 6 FROM lunds wherein thy faithful dwell shall be joyful in thee. Psalm 5 Verba mea
Ye twelve Apostles of the Lord, Drive far away the infidel: Antiphon 4. How excellent * is thy Name, O Lord, who hast crowned thy Saints
For us your ceaseless prayer outpour, So we to Christ due hymns of praise with glory and honour, and makest them to have dominion, of the works of thy
Salvation for our souls implore, Henceforth with eager hearts may raise. hands. Psalm 8 Domine, Dominus noster
Antiphon 5. They that have done * the thing which is right, O Lord, shall dwell in
7 TO thee, O Father, born of none, thy tabernacle, and rest upon thy holy hill. Psalm 15 Domine, quis habitabit?
And thee, O sole-begotten Son, Antiphon 6. This is the generation * of them that seek the Lord: even of them that
One with the Holy Paraclete, seek thy face, O Jacob. Psalm 24. Domini est terra
Be glory ever, as is meet. Amen. Be glad, O ye righteous, and rejoice in the Lord.
Be glad, O ye righteous, and rejoice in the Lord. And be joyful, all ye that are true of heart.
And be joyful, all ye that are true of heart.
From the Revelation of S. John the Divine
On Magnificat, Antiphon. O ye Angels and Archangels, * O ye Thrones and Lesson j Ch. 4, 2-7
Dominions, Principalities and Powers, Virtues of the heavens, Cherubim and
Seraphim, O ye Patriarchs and Prophets, ye holy Doctors of the law, O all ye
Apostles, ye Martyrs of Christ, ye holy Confessors, ye Virgins of the Lord, ye
A ND, behold, a throne was set in heaven, and one sat on the throne. And he
that sat was to look upon like a jasper and a sardine stone: and there was a
rainbow round about the throne, in sight like unto an emerald. And round about
holy Hermits, and all Saints: offer for us your intercessions. the throne were four and twenty seats: and upon the seats I saw four and twenty
elders sitting, clothed in white raiment; and they had on their heads crowns of
In ij. Vespers and Antiphon. gold. And out of the throne proceded lightnings and thunderings and voices: and
Let the Saints be joyful with glory. Let them rejoice in their beds. there were seven lamps of fire burning before the throne, which are the seven
Spirits of God. And before the throne there was a sea of glass like unto crystal:
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and in the midst of the throne, were four beasts full of eyes before and behind. Because of thy loving-kindness and truth; for thou hast magnified thy Name and
And the first beast was like a lion; and the second beast like a calf, and the third thy Word above all things. And praise.
beast had a face as a man, and the fourth beast was like a flying eagle.
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I saw the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up, and the whole earth was
full of his glory: * And his train filled the temple.
Above it stood the Seraphim: each one had six wings, And his.
A ND I beheld, and I heard the voice of many angels round about the throne
and the beasts and the elders: and the number of them was ten thousand
times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands; saying with a loud voice, Worthy
is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength,
Lesson ij and honour, and glory, and blessing. And every creature which is in heaven, and

A ND the four beasts had each or them six wings about him; and they were full
of eyes within: and they rest not day and night, saying, Holy, holy, holy,
Lord God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come. And I saw in the right
on the earth, and under the earth, and such as are in the sea, and all that are in
them, heard I saying, Blessing, and honour, and glory, and power, be unto him that
sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb for ever and ever. And the four beasts
hand of him that sat on the throne a book written within and on the backside, said, Amen. And the four and twenty elders fell down and worshipped him that
sealed with seven seals. And I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice: liveth for ever and ever.
Who is worthy to open the book, and to loose the seals thereof? And no man in
heaven, nor in earth, neither under the earth, was able to open the book, neither to The Lord's forerunner cometh, of whom the Lord himself bore witness, saying: *
look thereon. And I wept much, because no man was found worthy to open and to Among them that are born of women there hath not risen a greater than John the
read the book, neither to look thereon. And one or thc elders saith unto me, weep Baptist.
not: behold the Lion of the tribe of Juda, the Root of David, hath prevailed to open . This is that prophet, and more than a prophet, of whom the Lord said. Among.
the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof. Glory be. Among.
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Blessed art thou, O Virgin Mary, Mother of God, for thou hast believed the Lord: Antiphon 7. O love the Lord, * all ye his Saints, for the Lord preserveth them that
there has been a performance in thee of those things which were told thee: behold, are faithful. Psalm 31.In te Domine
thou art exalted above choirs of Angels. * Intercede for us to the Lord our God. Antiphon 8. Be glad, * O ye righteous, and rejoice in the Lord; and be joyful, all
Hail, Mary, full ot grace, the Lord is with thee. Intercede. ye that are true of heart. Psalm 32 Beati quorum
Antiphon 9. O fear the Lord, * ye that are his Saints, for they that fear him lack
Lesson iij nothing; for, behold, the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are

A ND I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts, and in
the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as it had been slain, having seven
horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the
open unto their prayers. Psalm 34 Benedicam Domino
Antiphon 10. O Lord, * thou hast been the hope of thy Saints, and a strong tower
for them: thou hast given an heritage unto those that fear thy Name; they shall
earth. And he came and took the book out of the right hand of him that sat upon dwell in thy tabernacle for ever, Psalm 61 Exaudi, Deus
the throne. And when he had taken the book, the four beasts and four and twenty Antiphon 11. O Lord God of hosts, * blessed are all they that put their trust in
elders fell down before the Lamb, having every one of them harps, and golden thee; no good thing shalt thou withhold from them that live a godly life; they will
vials full of odours, which are the prayers of saints. And they sung a new song, be alway praising thee. Psalm 84 Quam dilecta
saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou Antiphon 12. O ye that love the Lord, * rejoice in the Lord, and give thanks for a
wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and remembrance of his holiness. Psalm 97 Dominus regnavit
tongue, and people and nation; and hast made us unto our God kings and priests: Let the righteous rejoice before God. Yea, let them also be merry and joyful.
and we shall reign on the earth.
Sermon by S. Bede the Venerable, Priest Homily 70 On All Saints
In the presence of the Angels will I sing praise unto thee. I will worship toward Lesson v
thy holy temple. * And praise thy Name, O my God.
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O N this day, dearly beloved, we keep the festival of All Saints under one
joyful celebration; in whose society heaven rejoices, under whose patronage
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earth is glad, by whose triumph holy Church is crowned. In their confession, the there should be sufferings, but in that which is eternal, crowns and rewards for
more grievous was their suffering, so much the brighter now shines their glory; for merits; that toils should be quickly ended, but rewards for merits last for ever; that
while the conflict increased, so also did the glory of the contest increase, and the after thc darkness of this world the Saints should see the light of shining
triumph of martyrdom was derived from multiplicity of suffering; and, moreover, brightness and receive blessedness greater than all their bitter sufferings, the
the weightier the torments, the weightier were the future rewards. Apostle bearing witness to this in the place where he says: The sufferings of this
present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed
These are they who, while yet they lived in the flesh, planted thc Church in their in us.
own blood. * They drank of the Lord's cup, and became the friends of God.
Their sound is gone out into all lands, and their words into the ends of the world. Benedict, thou most holy Confessor of Christ, thou Father and Guide of monks:
They drank. * Intercede for us and for the salvation of all men.
Assist thy devout people with thy holy intercession, that, aided by thy prayers,
Lesson vj they may attain to the heavenly kingdom. Intercede. Glory be. Intercede.

A ND now our Mother the Catholic Church, spread far and wide throughout
the world, has been taught, in her head, Christ Jesus, to fear neither shame,
nor cross, nor death; she had flourished more and more, not by resisting but by
IN THE THIRD NOCTURN
Antiphon. Praise our God, * all ye his Saints, and ye that fear the Lord, both
enduring; and into all those who have been gloriously united in the bonds of small and great: for the Lord omnipotent reigneth. Let us be glad and rejoice, and
suffering she has breathed a like and equal ardour of courage, inspiring them to give honour to him. Canticles as for Many Martyrs, p. lj.
enter into battle: and to triumph gloriously. The righteous live for evcrmore. Their reward also is with the Lord.

O come, my Saints, who in the flesh did have sore conflict. * And I will render The Lesson from the Holy Gospel according to S. Matthew
unto you a reward of your labours. Lesson ix Ch. 5
Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom. And I.

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A T that time: Jesus seeing the multitudes, went up into a mountain: and when
he was set, his disciples came unto him. And the rest.
Homily by S. Augustine, Bishop On the Sermon on the Mount Bk. 1. Ch.1

O TRULY blessed Mother Church, glorified by such grace of divine honour,


and adorned with thc blood of victorious Martyrs, thou art decked in the
spotless purity of unbroken faith. Thou lackest neither roses nor lilies in thy
I F the question is asked, what the mountain means, it may well be understood as
meaning the greater precepts of righteousncss: for there were lesser ones which
were given to the Jews. Yet it is one God who, by means of his holy prophets and
garland. And now, dearly beloved, let each one strivc to receive the highest honour servants, according to a thoroughly arranged distribution of times, gave the lesser
of these two awards: either the white crown of virginity, or the red crown of precepts to a people who as yet required to be bound by fear: and who, by means
martyrdom. In the heavenly armies, peace and war have each their own garlands, of his Son, gave the greater ones to a people whom it had now become suitable to
with which the soldiers of Christ are crowned. set free by love. Moreover, when the lesser are given to the lesser, and the greater
to the greater, they are given by him who alone knows how to present to the
Let your loins be girded about, and your lights burning in your hands. * And ye human race the medicine suited to the occasion.
yourselves like unto men that wait for their lord, when he will return from the
wedding. At midnight there was a cry made; * Behold, the Bridegroom cometh; go ye out
Watch, therefore, for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come. And ye. to meet him.
Trim your lamps, ye wise Virgins. Behold the
Lesson viij

F OR the ineffable great goodness of God provides this, that the time of toilings
and sufferings should not be prolonged, should not be drawn out or endless,
but short and, in a manner of speaking, momentary; that in this brief and short life
Lesson x

N OR is it surprising that the greater precepts are given for the kingdom of
heaven, and the lesser for an earthly kingdom, by that one and the same God
1858 understood here as meaning the humble and God-fearing, that is, those who have
who made heaven and earth. With respect, then, to the righteousness which is not a spirit which puffeth up.
greater, it is said by the prophct: Thy righteousness standeth like the strong
mountains. And this may well mean that the One Master alone fit to teach matters . I saw an Angel ascending from the east, having the seal of the living God: and
of so great importance teaches on a mountain. he cried with a loud voice to the four Angels to whom it was given to hurt the
earth and the sea, saying: Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we
O truly blessed Mother Church, glorified by such grace of divine honour, and have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads. * And I heard the number
adorned with the blood of victorious Martyrs: * Thou art decked in the spotless of them which were sealed, and there were an hundred and forty and four
purity of unbroken faith. thousand of all the tribes of the children of Israel.
Thou lackest neither roses nor lilies. Thou art. And they shall see his face, and the name of his Father shall be written on their
foreheads. And I. Glory be. And I.
Blessing May they whose. .
Lesson xj The Continuation of the Holy Gospel according to S. Matthew Ch. 5. 1-12

T HEN he teaches sitting, as pertains to the dignity of the instructor's office;


and his disciples come to him, in order that they might be nearer in body for
hearing his words, as they also approached in spirit to carry out his precepts. And
A T that time: Jesus seeing the multitudes, went up mto a mountam: and when
he was set, his disciples came unto him: and he opened his mouth, and
taught them, saying, Blessed are the poor in spirit: for their's is the kingdom of
he opened his mouth, and taught them, saying, heaven. Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted. Blessed are the
The circumlocution before us, which, runs: And he opened his mouth, perhaps meek: for they shall inherit the earth. Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst
gracefully intimates by the mere pause that the sermon will be somewhat longer after righteousness: for they shall be filled. Blessed are the merciful: for they shall
than usual, unless, perchance, it should not be without meaning, that now hc is obtain mercy. Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God. Blessed are the
said to have opened his own mouth, whereas under the old law he was accustomed peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God. Blessed are they which
to open the mouths of the prophets. are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all
Blessed are ye, all ye Saints of God, who have been counted worthy to become manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake. Rejoice, and be exceeding glad:
partakers with the heavenly host, and to enjoy the splendour of eternal light. * We for great is your reward in heaven.
therefore pray, be mindful of us, and vouchsafe to intercede for us to the Lord our
God. AT LAUDS, AND THROUGH THE HOURS
Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven. We therefore. Antiphon 1. I beheld a great multitude * which no man could number, of all
nations, standing before the throne. Psalm 93 Dominus regnavit and the rest.
If this Feast shall come on a Sunday, then after the xij. Lesson of the Homily of Antiphon 2. And all the Angels * stood round about the throne, and fell before the
the Sunday, the will be One Seraphim, which also shall be observed on the throne on their faces, and worshipped God.
Octave Day. Antiphon 3. Thou hast redeemed us, * O Lord our God, by thy blood out of every
.Lesson xij kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation; and hast made us unto our God a

W HAT, then, does he say? Blesscd are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the
kingdom of heaven. We read in Scripture concerning temporal things: All
is vanity and presumption of spirit; but presumption of spirit means audacity and
kingdom.
Antiphon 4. O bless the Lord, * all ye his chosen; keep a day of rejoicing, and
give thanks unto him.
pride: usually also the proud are said to have great spirits; and rightly, since the Antiphon 5. All his Saints * shall praise him, even the children of Israel, even the
wind also is called spirit. And hence it is written: Fire, hail, snow, ice, spirit of people that serveth him: such honour have all his Saints.
tempest. But who does not know that the proud are spoken of as puffed up, as Chapter Rev. 7
though swelled out with wind? And hence that expression of the Apostle:
Knowledge puffeth up. but charity edifieth. And the poor in spirit are rightly B EHOLD, I John saw another Angel ascending from the east, having the seal
of the living God: and he cried with a loud voice to the four Angels, to whom

1859 1860
it was given to hurt the earth and the sea, saying, Hurt not the earth, neither the
sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads. 1861
Short Be glad, O ye righteous, * And rejoice in the Lord. Be glad. And be and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands.
joyful,all ye that are true of heart. And rejoice. Glory be. Be glad. Let the righteous rejoice before God.
Let them also be merry and joyful.
Hymn E.H. 249 Jesu, Salvator sculi
O SAVIOUR JESU, not alone 4 For souls polluted intercede AT NONE
We plead for help before thy throne; Thy Martyrs, hallowed in their deed, Antiphon. All his Saints.
Thy Mother's love shall aid our prayer Confessors high in priestly power, Chapter Rev.7
To win for us that healing care. And they who have the virgin dower,

2 For souls defaulting supplicate


All orders of the Angel state,
5 Let all who served thy Church belo,v,
And now thy heavenly freedom know,
B LESSING, and glory, and wisdom, and thanksgiving,and honour, and power,
and might, be unto our God for ever and ever. Amen.
The righteous live for evermore. Their reward also is with the Lord.
The Patriarchs in line to thee, Give heed to help our lingering strife
The Prophets' goodly company. And claim for us the crown of life,
AT VESPERS
3 For souls in guilt ensnared pray To God the Father, God the Son, All as in first, except the Psalms, the , , and Antiphon on Magnificat.
The Baptist, herald of thy way, And God the Spirit, Three in One, Psalms 110, 112, 113, and in the last place 116, vv.10-16 Credidi, p. lvj.
The wielder of tho heavonly keys, All honour, praise, and glory be Chapter Behold, I John, Hymn Christe, Redemptor, p. 1300.
The apostolic witnesses, From age to age eternally. Amen. Let the Saints be joyful with glory. Let them rejoice in their beds.
On Magnificat, Antiphon. O how glorious * is the kingdom wherein all the Saints
Let the Saints be joyful with glory. Let them rejoice in their beds. rejoice with Christ; arrayed in white robes, they follow the Lamb whithersoever
On Benedictus, Antiphon. The glorious company * of the Apostles praise thee; he goeth.
the goodly fellowship of the Prophets praise thee; the white-robed army of Collect Almighty and everlasting God, as above.
Martyrs praise thee; with one voice do all the elect acknowledge thee: O blessed When Let us bless the Lord has been said, Vespers of the Dead are said, beginning
Trinity, one only God. with the Antiphon I will walk, which is said entire before and after the Psalm, and
COLLECT likewise also the other Antiphons, after the manner of Doubles.
A LMIGHTY and everlasting God, who in one solemnity hast vouchsafed unto
us to venerate the merits of all thy Saints: we beseech thee; that, at the
intercession of so great a multitude, thou wouldest bestow upon us, who entreat
The Psalm 116 Dilexi,and all the rest, as in Vespers of the Dead, below, except for
Psalm 146 Lauda, anima mea, Dominum, which is not said, and after Our Father:
is said only the Collect O God, the Creator, with its , as is there noted.
thee, the abundance of thy mercy. Through. If the first day after the Feast of all Saints shall be a Sunday, the Office is of it,
AT TERCE as in the general Rubrics, and the Office of the Dead is translated to the following
Antiphon. And all the Angels. Monday, so that after Vespers of Sunday shall be said Vespers of the Dead,and the
Chapter Behold, I John. Matins after Lauds of the Monday,which will be the third day within the Octave.
Be glad, O ye righteous, and rejoice in the Lord. __________________________________________________________________
And be joyful, all ye that are true of heart.
The Second of November
AT SEXT Second day within the Octave of All Saints
Antiphon.Thou hast redeemed us. Semidouble
Chapter Rev. 7 AT MATINS

A FTER this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number,
of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the
throne,
Invitatory.- The Lord, the King of kings, O come, let us worship: * For the Lord
himself is the crown of all the Saints. Psalm 95 Venite

Hymn Christe, Redemptor omnium., p. 1853


1862 1863
IN THE FIRST NOCTURN enemy. With triumphant men come women also, who who have conquered both
Antiphon. The Lord knoweth * the way of the righteous, who doth exercise the world and their sex, and soldiers of twin glory, virgins,with boys, whose
himself in his law day and night. Psalms of the occurrent Feria. courage surpasses their tender years: and also a multitude of other faithful shall
Antiphon on the ij. day (which happens to be of the Octave) Let all them * that put enter the royal court of heaven, who have maintained sincerity of faith, and peace
their trust in thee rejoice, O Lord: they shall ever be giving of thanks because thou with unshaken discipline of heavenly precepts.
defendest them; they that love thy Name shall be joyful in thee
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T
Antiphon on the iij. day. They that have done * the thing which is right, O Lord,
HEREFORE come now, brethren, let us step out on the way to life, and return
shall dwell in thy tabernacle, and rest upon thy holy hill.
to the heavenly city, in which we are enrolled, and made citizens. We are not
Antiphon on the iv. day. O love the Lord, * all ye his Saints, for the Lord
strangers, but fellow-citizens with the Saints, and of the household of God, and
preserveth them that are faithful.
also heirs of him, and joint-heirs with Christ. Boldness shall open to us the gates
Antiphon on the v. day. O fear the Lord, * ye that are his Saints, for they that fear
of this city: and confidence shall make visible its wide entrance. Let us consider
him lack nothing; for, behold, the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his
therefore the well-known blessedness of that city, so far as we are able to consider
ears are open unto their prayers.
it: For how it truly is, no word shall suffice to comprehend it.
Antiphon on the vj. day. O Lord God of hosts, * blessed are all they that put their
trust in thee; no good thing shalt thou withhold from them that live a godly life; Lesson iij
they will be alway praising thee

On Monday and Thursday


T HEREOF it is said in some place: that there sorrow, and sadness, and sighing
shall flee away. What more blessed than that life, where there is no fear of
poverty, nor weakness of ill-health? None suffers, none is angry: none envies, no
Be glad, O ye righteous, and rejoice in the Lord. avarice burns: no desire for fame beats there, nor ambition for power. No fear
And be joyful, all ye that are true of heart. there of the devil, no snares of demons, the fear of hell is afar off: there shall be no
Our Father. Absolution. Hear, O Lord. death of body or of soul: but life joyful with the reward of immortality.
First three Responsories of the first Nocturn of the Feast.
IN THE SECOND NOCTURN
On Tuesday and Friday Antiphon on the j. day (which happens to be of the Octave) The Lord * hath
Let the righteous rejoice before God. chosen to himself the men that were godly, and hath heard them when they called
Let them also be merry and joyful. upon him.
Absolution May his mercy Antiphon on the ij. day How excellent * is thy Name, O Lord, who hast crowned
Responsories of the second Nocturn. thy Saints with glory and honour, and makest them to have dominion, of the
works of thy hands.
Wednesday and Saturday Antiphon on the iij. day This is the generation * of them that seek the Lord: even
The righteous live for evermore. of them that seek thy face, O Jacob
Antiphon on the iv. day Be glad, * O ye righteous, and rejoice in the Lord; and be
Their reward also is with the Lord.
joyful, all ye that are true of heart
Absolution From the chains
Antiphon on the v. day O Lord, * thou hast been the hope of thy Saints, and a
Responsories of the iij. Nocturn.
strong tower for them: thou hast given an heritage unto those that fear thy Name;
Blessings
they shall dwell in thy tabernacle for ever,
1.. May he bless us. 2. May they whose Feast. 3. May the King of Angels.
Antiphon on the vj. day. O ye that love the Lord, * rejoice in the Lord, and give
thanks for a remembrance of his holiness.
From the Sermon by the venerable Bede, Priest.
Chapter Wisdom 10, 17
Lesson j Sermon 18 on the SS.

W ITH what a wide embrace doth the heavenly city receive those who return
from battle, meeting them as they bear trophies from the vanquished
T HE Lord rendered to the righteous a reward of their labours, guided them in
a marvellous way, and was unto them for a cover by day, and a light of stars
in the night season.
W
things
HEREFORE there is no night there, no darkness, no gathering of clouds,
no sharpness of cold or heat; but there shall be such temperateness in all

1864 as eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither hath it entered into the heart of man,
The souls of the righteous are in the hand of God.
And there shall no torment touch them. 1865
except of those who are counted worthy to enjoy it, whose names are written in
COLLECT the Book of Life, who have both washed their robes in the Blood of the Lamb, and

A LMIGHTY and everlasting God, who in one solemnity hast vouchsafed unto
us to venerate the merits of all thy Saints: we beseech thee; that, at the
intercession of so great a multitude, thou wouldest bestow upon us, who entreat
are before the throne of God, and serve him day and night. There is no old age
there, no wretchedness of old age, where all come unto a perfect man, unto the
measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ.
thee, the abundance of thy mercy. Through.
At Lauds and the other Hours, all as on the day of the Feast. Lesson iij

After Lauds of the Day, when Let us bless the Lord has been said, immediately
Matins of the Dead begins with the Invitatory with the Psalm 95 Venite, and all the
B UT above all these things is the companionship of the choirs of Angels and
Archangels, Thrones and Dominations, Principalities and Powers, and the
enjoyment of thc fellowship of all the celestial Virtues; the beholding of the
Nocturns, in which the Antiphons are doubled, and the ninth Responsory Deliver columns of the Saints, flashing brighter than the stars: the Patriarchs, aflame with
me, O Lord, from death eternal is said. faith: the Prophets, rejoicing in hope: the Apostles set over the twelve tribes of
At Lauds likewise the Antiphons are doubled, and at the end of Lauds Psalm 130 Israel judging the whole world; the Martyrs radiant with their bright wreaths of
De Profundis is not said, but Our Father having been said, the Prayers are said and victory, the throng of Virgins, while-robed and bearing garlands.
the Collect O God, the Creator, as above in Vespers.
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Antiphon. How excellent * is thy Name, O Lord, who hast crowned thy Saints
The Third of November with glory and honour, and makest them to have dominion, of the works of thy
Third day within the Octave of All Saints hands. Ferial Psalms

IN THE FIRST NOCTURN At Vespers, commemoration of SS.Vitalis and Agricola, Martyrs.


Antiphon. Let all them * that put their trust in thee rejoice, O Lord: they shall ever Antiphon, p. xlviij. For theirs is the kingdom of heaven, who despised worldly
be giving of thanks because thou defendest them; they that love thy Name shall be living : who have won the rewards of the kingdom, and have washed their robes in
joyful in thee. Ferial Psalms. the blood of the Lamb.
Be glad, O ye righteous, and rejoice in the Lord.
From a Sermon by S. Bede the Venerable, Priest .And be joyful, all ye that are true of heart.
Lesson j Sermon 18 on the Saints

I N the heavenly city there shall be no discord for ever, but all things in accord,
all things in agreement; because there will be one harmony of all the Saints, one
COLLECT

peace, and one joy. Tranquil are all things there, and all at rest. Unfailing is the
light, not that of earth, but so much thc brighter as it is more blest than
ours:because that city, as we read, shall not need the light of the sun, for the Lord
G RANT, we beseech thee, almighty God: that we, who devoutly celebrate the
festival of thy holy Martyrs Vitalis and Agricola, may be aided by their
intercession with thee. Through.
Almighty shall give it light, and the Lamb is the light thereof. There the Saints __________________________________________________________________
shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to The Fourth of November
righteousness as the stars for ever and ever. Fourth day within the Octave of all Saints.
1925:
Lesson ij IN THE FIRST NOCTURN
Antiphon. They that have done * the thing which is right, O Lord, shall dwell in more Vitalis was tempted by pleadings and threats to change his mind, so much
thy tabernacle, and rest upon thy holy hill. Ferial Psalms. the more he professed himself the worshipper and servant of Christ, so that he was
tormented with various tortures, and constantly bearing all, while praying he gave
From the Semon by the venerable Bede, Priest. up his spirit to God. And Agricola, whose torment had been delayed to see if he
Lesson j Sermon 18 on the Saints might be moved by the tortures of his servant and be willing to renounce Christ,
1866

N OW of the King, who dwells in the mildst of his Saints, no word suffices to
tell, for all speech and all understanding fall short of that comeliness, that
beauty, that power, that glory, that magnificence, that majesty. For beyond all the
1867
was confirmed the more by his example. And so he was fixed to a cross and
became a companion and equal to his servant Vitalis in his noble martyrdom.
glorious appearing of the Saints is the ineffable vision of himself and the radiant Their bodies, having been buried in the cemetery of the Jews, were found by Saint
splendour of his majesty. For it would behove us rather to suffer torments every Ambrose and translated to a holy and honourable place.
day, to endure hell itself for a little time, so that we might be worthy to see Christ
coming in glory and to be numbered among his Saints. Would it not be meet to IN THE SECOND NOCTURN
suffer all things grievous that we might be counted partakers in such great good Antiphon. This is the generation * of them that seek the Lord: even of them that
and such great glory ? seek thy face, O Jacob. Ferial Psalms.

Lesson ij In Lauds commemoration is made of SS. Vitalis and Agricola, Martyrs.

W HAT, beloved brethren, will be the glory of the righteous, what the great
rejoicing of the Saints, when every face shall shine as the sun, when the
Lord in the kingdom of his Father shall begin to set in order and to number his
Antiphon. The very hairs of your head are all numbered: fear ye not, therefore, ye
are of more value than many sparrows.
Let the Saints be joyful with glory. Let them rejoice in their beds.
own people and to render the rewards promised for the merits and works of each Collect Grant, we beseech thee, as above in I Vespers.
one; to bestow heavenly things for earthly, eternal things for temporal, great things ___________________________________________________________________________________________
for little, to bring the Saints to the vision of the Father's glory, and to make them 1892:
sit down in heavenly places, that God may be all in all; to grant the boon of The Fifth of November
eternity and immortality to those who love him; and to restore to paradise those Fifth day within the Octave of All Saints.
whom he had renewed by his life-giving blood; to open the kingdom of heaven
according to his faithful and true promises? IN THE FIRST NOCTURN
Antiphon. O love the Lord, * all ye his Saints, for the Lord preserveth them that
Lesson iij are faithful. Ferial Psalms.

L ET us cleave to these things with our minds, let us grasp them with our entire
faith, love them with our whole heart, and attain them by means of great and
incessant labour. The matter lies in the power of the doer, for the kingdom of
Sermon by S. Bede the Venerable, Priest
Lesson j Sermon 18 on the Saints
heaven suffers violence. This, O man, namely, the heavenly kingdom, costs no
other price than thyself; it is worth as much as thou art; give thyself, and thou
shalt have it. Why art thou troubled concerning the price? Christ gave himself that
L ET it be our joy to look forward to gaining the palm of saving works. Let us
gladly and eagerly strive in this contest for righteousness; let us run, with
God and Christ seeing us; and let us who have already begun to rise above this life
he might gain thee for a kingdom to God the Father; just so do thou give thyself, and the world not slacken our pace for any hankering after worldly things. If the
that thou mayest be his kingdom, and that sin may not reign in thy mortal body, last day shall find us running swiftly and without hindrance in this race, the Lord
but the spirit reign for the attainment of life. will never fail to reward us after our deserving.

For the holy Martyrs Vitalis and Agricola. Lesson ij


Lesson xij

V ITALIS, and his master Agricola, were arrested at Bologna for preaching
Jesus Christ, during the persecution of Diocletian and Maximian: and the
F OR he who will give a red crown to those suffering under persecution, the
same will bestow a white one to those triumphing in peace, as a reward for
their righteousness. For neither Abraham nor Isaac nor Jacob was slain; and yet,
deservedly honoured for their faith and righteousness, they were found worthy to
be counted the first of the Patriarchs; and whoever is found faithful, righteous and they suffered; would not find, or seek to find, such glory by likening his life to
praiseworthy shall sit down with them at the banquet. We need to remember that theirs? For, though he were not able to resemble them in martyrdom, at least he
we must not do our own will, but God's; because he who does God's will abides might show himself worthy by his good deeds to be honoured with so great a gift.
for ever, even as he abides forever. __________________________________________________________________

Lesson iij ** From the Common, in place of the sermon by Bernard of Clairvaux, not given here.
1868

T
1869
HEREFORE, beloved, with an honest heart, firm faith, strong courage, and
For a most loving God is with us, and will grant to such of his children as desire it
perfect charity let us be ready to fulfil the will of God, bravely keeping his
either martyrdom itself or, without a Martyr's death, the heavenly reward with his
commandments; keeping innocence in simplicity, concord in charity, temperance
Saints.
in humility, diligence in service, zeal in helping the distressed, mercy in
cherishing the poor, constancy in defending the truth, discretion in allotting
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discipline, that no example of good deeds be wanting in us. For these are the
HOUGH a sinner is but weakened by adversity, it is in trials that the just man
footprints left for our guidance by the Saints on their way home to the heavenly
finds his strength.Thus did the Saints wage war against sin; thus, in striving
country: that we, following in their steps, might also attain to their joy.
they grew more strong, and in dying they won the victory. No athlete earns a
reputation for great strength without a struggle, none is crowned unless he win.
IN THE SECOND NOCTURN
No soldier overcomes the enemy without a battle; none wins the favour of the
Antiphon. Be glad, * O ye righteous, and rejoice in the Lord; and be joyful, all ye
emperor without going to war. You have, O Christian, arms sufficient wherewith
that are true of heart. Ferial Psalms.
to fight the foe; you have weapons most powerful, with which to war against
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enemies.
The Sixth of November
Sixth day within the Octave of All Saints IN THE SECOND NOCTURN
Antiphon. O Lord, * thou hast been the hope of thy Saints, and a strong tower for
IN THE FIRST NOCTURN them: thou hast given an heritage unto those that fear thy Name; they shall dwell
Antiphon on the v. day. O fear the Lord, * ye that are his Saints, for they that fear in thy tabernacle for ever. Ferial Psalms.
him lack nothing; for, behold, the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his __________________________________________________________________
ears are open unto their prayers. Ferial Psalms.
The Seventh of November
** Homily of S. John Chrysostom Seventh day within the Octave of All Saints
Lesson j Serm. 1 on the Martyrs, vol. 3

A S is well known to all, the glory of the Martyrs is celebrated by the people of
God (such being the divine will) to this end, that to them due honour may be
paid, and to us may be shown, by the favour of Christ, examples of courage; while
IN THE FIRST NOCTURN
Antiphon on the vj. day. O Lord God of hosts, * blessed are all they that put their
trust in thee; no good thing shalt thou withhold from them that live a godly life;
then we behold these celebrations, let us understand how great is their glory in they will be alway praising thee. Ferial Psalms.
heaven, whose festivals are thus honoured on earth; may we ourselves be stirred
up to show forth the like example, an equal courage, the same devotion and faith: Sermon by Saint John Chrysostom.
that so, Christ helping us, we may fight and conquer the foe, and thus having Lesson j Sermon on the Martyrs, Vol. 3.
shared the victory of these Saints, we may triumph together with them in the
kingdom of heaven. I F anyone with reverent love marvels at the merits of the Saints, and discourses
with constant praise on the glories of the righteous, let him imitate their holy
character and their righteousness; since to whom the merit of any Saint is well
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pleasing, to him equally ought obedience in the service of God to be well pleasing.
HAT man, desiring to partake of their reward, would not first set himself to
Wherefore if he praises, let him imitate, or, if he is unwilling to imitate, let him
acquire their constancy, to imitate their faith, and the courage with which
not praise; for whoso praises another ought himself to live worthy of praise; and
whoso marvels at the merits of the Saints should himself be marvellous in his ON THE OCTAVE OF ALL SAINTS
holiness of life. For if we love the righteous and the faithful because we perceive DOUBLE
in them righteousness and faith, we too can be what they are, if we do what they All as on the Feast, except the following.
do.
In the first Nocturn Lessons from the occurrent Scripture.
Lesson v
1870

F OR it is not hard for us to imitate their deeds; since we behold such deeds
done by those of old time without any preceding example. They were not
themselves emulous of others, but became examples to us of virtue that we should
1871
IN THE SECOND NOCTURN
From the Book by S. Cyprian, Bishop and Martyr, On Mortality
emulate; so that while we profit by them, and others in turn profit by us, Christ Lesson v At the end.
will be unceasingly glorified in his holy Church by his servants. Thus from the
beginning of the world, innocent Abel is slain; Enoch, pleasing to God, is
translated: Noah is found righteous. Abraham is proved faithful; Moses is
W E ought to consider, dearest brethren, we ought indeed to retain in our
meditations, that we have renounced the world, and are continuing here,
for this mean season, as strangers and pilgrims. Let us welcome the day which
renowned as meek, Joshua as chaste; David as humble; Elijah was taken up; makes over each of us to his own resting-place; which, aftcr rescuing us hence,
Daniel was holy; the three Children were given victory. and ridding us of the chains of earth, places us back in paradise, and in the
heavenly kingdom. What man that is journeying abroad, doth not hasten back to
Lesson iij his native land? Who that is speeding a voyage toward those he loves, longs not

T HE Apostles, the disciples' of Christ, are accounted teachers of the faithful.


Taught by them, Confessors fight courageously; Martyrs, made perfect, are
triumphant; and the Christian hosts, clad in the armour of God, are constantly
with more ardour for a prosperous wind, that so he may embrace his friends the
sooner?

The Lord's forerunner cometh, of whom the Lord himself bore witness, saying: *
vanquishing the devil. In them we ever behold equal virtues, varied conflicts, and
Among them that are born of women there hath not risen a greater than John the
glorious victories. Wherefore thou, O Christian, art an unmanly soldier, if thou
Baptist.
thinkest that thou canst conquer without a struggle and triumph without a conflict.
This is that prophet, and more than a prophet, of whom the Lord said. Among.
Put forth thy strength, fight bravely, contend boldly in that warfare.
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P
IN THE SECOND NOCTURN ARADISE we are to reckon as our native land; Patriarchs are now our
Antiphon. O ye that love the Lord, * rejoice in the Lord, and give thanks for a parents: wherefore not haste and run, to behold our Country, to salute our
remembrance of his holiness. Ferial Psalms. Parents? It is a large and loving company who expect us there: parents, brothers,
At Vespers, a Double, and all is said as in first Vespers of the Feast, and children, and a manifold and numerous assembly longing after us, who having
commemoration is made of the Four Holy Crowned Martyrs. security of their own immortality, still feel anxiety for our salvation.
Antiphonj. For theirs is the kingdom of heaven, who despised worldly living: who
have won the rewards of the kingdom, and have washed their robes in the blood of These are they who, while yet they lived in the flesh, planted the Church in their
the Lamb.
own blood. * They drank of the Lord's cup, and became the friends of God.
Let the Saints be joyful with glory. Let them rejoice in their beds.
Their sound is gone out into all lands, and their words into the ends of the world.
COLLECT They drank.

G RANT, we beseech thee, a1mighty God: that, as we have known thy glorious
Martyrs to be constant in their confession, so we may perceive their loving Lesson vij
intercession for us with thee. Through.
__________________________________________________________________ W HAT a common gladness, both to them and to us, when we pass into their
presence and their embrace! and O sweet heavenly realms, where death can
never terrify, and life can never end! Ah, perfect and perpetual bliss! There is the
THE EIGHTH OF NOVEMBER glorious company of the Apostles: there is the assembly of Prophets exulting;
there is the innumerable multitude of Martyrs, crowned after their victory of strife the heart of those enduring them, of those who can now say: We glory in
and passion. tribulations, knowing that tribulation worketh patience; and patience, experience;
and experience, hope; and hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is
O come, my Saints, who in the flesh did have sore conflict. * And I will render shed abroad in our heart by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.
unto you a reward of your labours.
Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom. And I. O truly blessed Mother Church, glorified by such grace of divine honour, and
adorned with the blood of victorious Martyrs: * Thou art decked in the spotless
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HERE are the Virgins triumphant, who have overcome, by vigour of Thou lackest neither roses nor lilies. Thou art.
continency, the concupiscence of the flesh and body; there are merciful men,
obtaining mercy, who fulfilled the works of righteousness by dealing food and Lesson xj
bounty to the poor, and in obedience to the instructions of the Lord, translated the
inheritance of earth into the treasuries of heaven. To these, dearest brethren, let us
with eager longing hasten: let it be the portion which we desire, speedily to be
F OR it is not simply the endurance of such things that is advantageous, but the
bearing of such things for the Name of Christ, not only with tranquil mind,
but even with exultation. For many heretics, deceiving souls by means of the
among them, speedily to be gone to Christ. Christian name, endure many such things, but they are excluded from the reward
on this account, that it is not said merely: Blessed are they which are persecuted;
Benedict, thou most holy Confessor of Christ, thou Father and Guide of monks: but it is added: For righteousness' sake. Now, where there is no soundness in the
* Intercede for us and for the salvation of all men. faith, there can be no righteousness, for: The just shall live by faith. Neither let
Assist thy devout people with thy holy intercession, that, aided by thy prayers, schismatics promise themselves anything of that reward; for similarly, where there
they may attain to the heavenly kingdom. Intercede. Glory be. Intercede. is no love, there cannot be righteousness, for: Love worketh no ill to his
neighbour; and if they possessed it, they would not tear asunder his Body, which is
IN THE THIRD NOCTURN the Church.
The Lesson from the Holy Gospel according to S. Matthew
Lesson ix Ch. 5 Blessed are ye, all ye Saints of God, who have been counted worthy to become

A T that time: Jesus seeing the multitudes, went up into a mountain: and when partakers with the heavenly host, and to enjoy the splendour of eternal light. * We
he was set, his disciples came unto him. And the rest. therefore pray, be mindful of us, and vouchsafe to intercede for us to the Lord our
Homily by S. Augustine, Bishop On the Sermon on the Mount Bk. 1 Ch. 5 God.

B LESSED are ye, says he, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and
shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake. Rejoice, and be
exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven. Let anyone who is seeking
Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven. We therefore.

For the Four holy Crowned Martyrs.


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S
after the delights of this world and the riches of temporal things under the
EVERUS, Severianus, Carpophorus, and Victorinus, brethren, in the
Christian name, consider that our blessedness is within; as it is said of the soul of
persecution of Diocletian, openly repudiating the worship of the gods, were
the Church by tile mouth of the prophet: The King's daughter is all glorious
beaten with leaden whips and while being beaten poured out their lives for the
within.
name of Christ. Their bodies were thrown out to the dogs, and when they had lain
for a long ttme untouched by them, they were removed by the Christians and
At midnight there was it cry made; * Behold, the Bridegroom cometh; go ye out
buried in a sandpit on the via Lavicana, three miles from the City, near the grave
to meet him. of the holy Martyrs Claudius, Nicostratus, Symphorianus, Castorius, and
Trim your lamps, ye wise virgins. Behold, the. Simplicius: who had suffered under the same Emperor: because, being excellent
sculptors, they could by no means be induced to make statues of the idols, and
Lesson x when they were brought before the image of the sun to worship it, they said they
F OR outward revilings, and persecutions, and disparagements are promised;
and yet, from these things there is a great reward in heaven, which is felt in
would never consent to worship the works of men's hands. Wherefore they were
thrown in prison, and when they had remained there, with unaltered purpose, for Thou hast crowned him with glory and honour, O Lord.
many days, they were first scourged with scorpions, and then ,enclosed alive in .And madest him to have dominion of the works of thy hands.
leaden caskets, they were thrown in the river. There exists a Church in the City
under the name of the Four Crowned Ones, whose names, for a long time COLLECT
unknown, were later divinely revealed: when the bodies not only of the former
four but also of the latter five Martyrs were given honourable burial:and their
festivity is celebrated on the eighth of November. O GOD, who dost encompass and protect us with the glorious conession of
blessed Theodore, thy Martyr: grant us both to profit by his example,and to
be supported by his intercession. Through.
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they followed the Lord in the shedding of their blood. * Together they set at IN THE FIRST NOCTURN
nought the royal palace, together they attained unto the kingdom of heaven. From the book of the Revelation of blessed John the Apostle.
Behold how good and joyful a thing it is for brethren to dwell together in unity. Lesson j Ch. 21
Together they. Glory be. Together they.
Gospel as on the Feast. A ND there came unto me one of the seven angels which had the seven vials
full of the seven last plagues, and talked with me, saying, Come hither, I will
shew thee the bride, the Lamb's wife. And he carried me away in the spirit to a
For commemoration of the Four Holy Crowned Martyrs. great and high mountain, and shewed me that great city, the holy Jerusalem,
Antiphon, p.lvij..The very hairs of your head are all numbered: fear ye not, descending out of heaven from God, having the glory of God: and her light was
therefore, ye are of more value than many sparrows. like unto a stone most precious, even like a jasper stone, clear as crystal.
Be glad, O ye righteous, and rejoice in the Lord.
And be joyful, all ye that are true of heart. When the temple was dedicated the people sang praises, * And sweet in their
Collect Grant, we beseech thee, as above in Vespers. mouths was the sound.
__________________________________________________________________ The Lord's house is established in the top of the mountains, l and all nations shall
flow into it. And sweet.
THE NINTH OF NOVEMBER
THE DEDICATION OF THE BASILICA OF THE SAVIOUR Lesson ij
DOUBLE

At Vespers, from the Chapter all as in the Common of the Dedication of a Church,
A ND she had a wall great and high, and had twelve gates,and at the gates
twelve angels, and names written thereon,which are the names of the twelve
tribes of the children of Israel: on the east three gates; on the north three gates; on
except the following. the south three gates; and on the west three gates. And the wall of the city had
COLLECT twelve foundations, and in them the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.

O GOD, who year by year renewest unto us the day of consecration of this thy
holy temple,and dost ever bring us again in safety to thy sacred mysteries:
graciously hear the prayers of thy people, and grant; that whosoever entereth this
The Lord's house is established in the top of the mountains, and exalted above
the hills: * And all nations shall flow unto it and say: Glory be to thee, O Lord.
temple to ask for blessings may rejoice in the obtaining of all his petitions. They shall doubtless come again with joy, and bring their sheaves with them.
Through. And all.
And commemoration is made of the Octave of all Saints, as in II Vespers of the Lesson iij

A
Feast. ND he that talked with me had a golden reed to measure the city, and the
Then of S. Theodore, Martyr. gates thereof, and the wall thereof. And the city lieth foursquare, and the
Antiphon. This is a Martyr who strove for his Master's precepts, even unto death: length is as large as the breadth: and he measured the city with the reed, twelve
and feared not the words of evil men; forasmuch as he was stablished on a sure thousand furlongs. The length and the breadth and the height of it are equal.
foundation.
Bless, O Lord,this house which thou hast built for thy Name: whosoever shall Church was publicly consecrated, and the image of the Saviour, depicted on the
come into this house and pray, * Then hear thou from heaven thy dwelling place. wall, was seen by the Roman people .
O Lord, if thy people turn and pray before thee in this house. Then hear
How dreadful is this place. * This is none other than the house of God, and this
Lesson iv is the gate of heaven.

A ND he measured the wall thereof, an hundred and forty and four cubits,
according to the measure of a man, that is, of the angel. And the building of
the wall of it was of jasper : and the city was pure gold, like unto clear glass.
This is the house of God, strongly builded, founded upon a sure rock. This is
none other.

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How dreadful is this place: this is none other than the house of God, and this is
the gate of heaven. * Surely the Lord is in this place, and I knew it not.
Jacob dreamed, and behold a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached
A ND although blessed Sylvester later decreed in the consecration of the altar
of the Prince of the Apostles, that henceforth altars should not be built except
of stone: yet the altar of the Lateran Basilica was built of wood: which is not
to heaven: and behold the angels of God ascending and descending on it, and he surprising. For since from Saint Peter to Sylvester, because of persecutions, the
said. Surely the. Glory be. Surely the. Pontiffs could not stay in a fixed place, they consecrated the holy things wherever
necessity had driven them, whether in crypts, or in cemeteries, or in houses of the
IN THE SECOND NOCTURN faithful, on that wooden altar, hollow like a box.
Lesson v

T HE rites which the Church of Rome observes in consecrating Churches and


altars were instituted by blessed Pope Sylvester I. For although from
Apostolic times there were places dedicated to God, which by some were called
And Jacob rose up early in the morning, and set up the stone for a pillar, and
poured oil upon the top of it; and vowed a vow unto the Lord: * Surely this place
is holy, and I knew it not.
Oratories, by others Churches, where assemblies were held on the first day of the And Jacob awaked out of his sleep, and he said, Surely this.
week, and the Christian people was accustomed to pray, to hear the word of God,
and to receive the Eucharist :yet they were not 'consecrated by such solemn rite,
nor was there at that time erected in them an altar properly so- called, which,
being anointed with chrism, would express the figure of our Lord Jesus Christ,
W HEN peace returned to the Church, Saint Sylvester, in honour of the Prince
of the Apostles, who is said to have sacrificed upon it, and the other Popes,
who had used it up to that time to perform the mysteries, placed it in the first
who is our altar, victim, and priest. Lateran Church and decreed that themceforth none but the Pope of Rome should
celebrate Mass thereon. In the course of time the same Church suffered damage
If they pray towards this house, * Forgive the sin of thy people, O God, and and ruin from fire, pillage, and earthquakes besides, and was repaired by the
teach them the good way wherein they should walk, and glorify thy Name in this unceasing care of the Supreme Pontiffs. (( Finally it was restored by a complete
place. rebuilding, and on April 28, 1726 Pope Benedict XIII, of the Order of Preachers,
Hear, O thou Shepherd of Israel, thou that leadest Joseph like a sheep, thou that consecrated it with solemn rites, and decreed that the memory of that celebration
sittest upon the Cherubim. Forgive. should be observed today.))

Lesson vj How amiable are thy dwellings, thou Lord of hosts. My soul hath a desire and

B UT when the Emperor Constantine obtained health and salvation through the
sacrament of Baptism, then for the first time wide legal permission was given
throughout the world for the Christians to build Churches: and he encouraged
longing * To enter into thy courts, O Lord.
They that dwell in thy house, O Lord, will be alway praising thee. To enter.
Glory be. To enter.
them to sacred building not only by edict but also by his example. For he both
dedicated a Church to the Saviour in his own Lateran palace, and founded the In the third Nocturn Homily on the Gospel, Jesus entered, as in the Common of
neighbouring Basilica in the name of Saint John the Baptist, in that place where he the Dedication of a Church, p. clij.
himself was baptized by Saint Sylvester and cleansed from leprosy: the memory For Saint Theodore, Martyr
of its consecration is celebrated today, the day when for the first time in Rome a Lesson xij
T HEODORE, a Christian soldier, arrested under the Emperor Maximian for
having burnt a temple of the idols, was offered by the prefect remission of
punishment if he repented of the deed and denounced the faith of Christ, but
.And be joyful, all ye that are true of heart.

COLLECT
persevering constantly in confession of the faith, he was sent to prison, where he
was torn with claws until his ribs were exposed, as he joyfully sang: I will bless
the Lord at all times. So he was thrown on a burning pyre, and gave up his soul to
G RANT, we beseech thee, O Lord, that we, ever keeping the feast of thy holy
Martyrs, Tryphon, Respicius, and Nympha: may through their intercession
perceive the benefit of thy protection. Through.
Christ in prayer and divine praises, on the ninth of November: and his body was
wrapped in a shroud and buried on her estate by the matron Eusebia. In the j. Nocturn, Lessons from the occurrent Scripture.
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This is a Martyr who strove for his Master' s precepts, even unto death, and IN THE SECOND NOCTURN
feared not the words of evil men: * Forasmuch as he was stablished on a sure Lesson v
foundation.
This is he which hated his life in this world, and is come unto life eternal.
Forasmuch. Glory be. Forasmuch.
J USTUS, a monk, a disciple of Gregory the Great, was sent by him with
Mellitus to England, and first was ordained Bishop of Rochester by blessed
Augustine, Archbishop of Canterbury: but when Augustine died, and that people
had relapsed into idotatry, Justus and Mellitus Bishop of London went back to
In Lauds commemoration is made of Saint Theodore, Martyr. Gaul, so as not to expend a great deal of work in vain: whence they were later
Antiphon. He that hateth his life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal. recalled by Laurentius, who had succeeded blessed Augustine in his See, and were
The righteous shall flourish like a palm-tree. commanded to return to building up their Churches.
And shall spread abroad like a cedar in Libanus.
Collect O God, who dost encompass, as above. I have found David my servant, with my holy oil have I anointed him: * My
hand shall hold him fast.
In II Vespers commemoration is made of the following, etc., as below. The enemy shall not be able to do him violence, the son of wickedness shall not
__________________________________________________________________ hurt him. My hand.
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S. Justus, Bishop and Confessor Lesson vj
Semidouble SO Justus returned to the city of Rochester which he had ruled, continued many
labours for Christ, and shone with many miracles. At last, when Mellitus, who
All from the Common of a Confessor Bishop, p. lxix, except the following. had succeeded Laurentius as Archbishop of Canterbury, was taken from among
The Lord loved him, and adorned him. He clothed him with a robe of glory. men, Justus succeeded him in his place, and consecrated Romanus as Bishop of
On Magnificat, Antiphon. O thou Priest and Bishop, * thou worker of mighty Rochester instead of himself, having received authority to ordain Bishops from
works, thou good shepherd of the people, pray unto the Lord for us. Pope Boniface, from whom he also received the Pallium.

COLLECT have laid help upon one that is mighty: I have exalted one chosen out of the

G RANT, we beseech thee, almighty God: that the venerable solemnity of


blessed N. thy Confessor and Bishop may increase our devotion and set
forward our salvation. Through.
people: * My hand shall hold him fast.
I have found David my servant, with my holy oil have I anointed him. My hand

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Then commemoration is made of SS. Tryphon and his Companions, MM.
Antiphon. For theirs is the kingdom of heaven,who despised worldly living: who
have won the rewards of the kingdom, and have washed their robes in the blood of
A ND this is the beginning of the letters of Pope Boniface: Boniface to our
dearest brother Justus. How devoutly and also how vigilantly your fraternity
has laboured for the Gospel of Christ, is revealed not only by the tenor of the letter
the Lamb. sent by you, but indeed the progress granted from on high to your labour. And
Be glad,O ye righteous,and rejoice in the Lord. later: Moreover we, animated by the spirit of kindliness, have sent the pallium to
thy fraternity at the hands of him who is carrying these letters present; granting In Lauds commemoration is made of the holy Martyrs Tryphon, Respicius and
thee also the ordination of Bishops as occasion may require, that the Gospel of Nympha.
Christ may be spread by the preaching of many within all the nations which are Antiphon. The very hairs of your head are all numbered: fear ye not, therefore, ye
not yet converted are of more value than many sparrows.
Let the Saints be joyful with glory. . Let them rejoice in their beds.
This is he which wrought great wonders before God,and the whole earth is full Collect Grant, as above in Vespers.
of his teaching. * May he pray for all people, that their sins may be forgiven unto __________________________________________________________________
them.
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This is he which hated his life in this world, and is come unto life eternal. May 1881
he pray. SAINT MARTIN, BISHOP AND CONFESSOR
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A T length Justus, after he had with great fruitfulness and eternal merit
confirmed the English peoples and their king in the Catholic faith, and
attracted the neighbouring ones also to the society of faith, so as to attain, in
AT VESPERS
Antiphon His disciples, with the rest from Lauds below. Psalms of Sunday.
Chapter, Short , Hymn and from the Common of a Confessor Bishop.
agreement with his name of Justus, to the crown of righteousness and justice, The Lord loved him and adorned him. He clothed him with a robe of glory.
being called from this life to that which is eternal, reposed on the tenth of October, On Magnificat, Antiphon. O blessed man, * whose righteous soul possesseth
around the year of our Lord six hundred and thirty two. Paradise; whereat the Angels triumph, the Archangels are jubilant: thee the choir
of Saints proclaimeth, the throng of Virgins inviteth, saying, Abide with us for
The Lord guided the righteous in right paths, and shewed him the kingdom of ever.
God, gave him knowledge of holy things, * Made him rich in his travels, COLLECT
Defended him from his enemies, and kept him safe from those that lay in wait.
Made him. Glory be. Made him. O GOD, who seest that we stand not in our own strength: mercifully grant;
that, by the intercession of blessed Martin, thy Confessor and Bishop, we
may be defended against all adversities. Through.
In the iij. Nocturn, Homily on the Gospel, A man travelling, p. lxxxj. And commemoration is made of S. Mennas, Martyr.
Antiphon. This is a Martyr who strove for his Master's precepts, even unto death:
For SS. Tryphon, etc. and feared not the words of evil men, forasmuch as he was stablished on a sure
Lesson xij foundation.

T RYPHON, when Decius was Emperor, preaching the faith of Jesus Christ,
tried to lead all to the worship of him, and was arrested by the attendants of
Decius, and first tortured on the rack, and torn with iron claws; then fixed feet
Thou hast crowned him with glory and honour, O Lord.
And madest him to have dominion of the works of thy hands.

uppermost in burning fetters and beaten with clubs, and burned by flaming torches COLLECT
which were applied. The tribune Respicius, seeing him bear all this bravely, was
converted to the faith of the Lord Christ, and straightway professed openly that he
was a Christian. He was variously tormented and together with Tryphon dragged
G RANT, we beseech thee, almighty God: that we, who devoutly celebrate the
birthday of blessed Mennas thy Martyr, may by his intercession be stablished
in the love of thy name. Through.
to the image of Jupiter: which statue collapse as Tryphon prayed. So they were AT MATINS
most cruelly bruised with leaden whips, and obtained a most noble martyrdom on Invitatory.- For the witness of blessed Martin * Let us praise our God. Psalm 95,
the tenth of Novenber. On the same day a certain virgin whose name was Venite. Hymn Iste Confessor, p. lxxj-.
Nympha, testifying in a loud voice that Jesus Christ was the true God, united the
IN THE FIRST NOCTURN
palm of martyrdom and the crown of virginity.
Antiphon. Martin, * still a catechumen, has clothed me in this garment. Psalm 1
Beatus vir and the rest, p. lxxj.
Antiphon. Martin confessed * the faith of the Holy Trinity, and received the grace Antiphon. Let me look * towards heaven, he said, that my spirit may be directed
of baptism. Psalm 2 Quare fremuerunt to the Lord: let the enemy find no evil in me, but let Abraham's bosom receive me.
Antiphon. Not with the protection * of a buckler, nor of a helmet, but with the sign Psalm 24
of the cross, will I pierce the hosts of the enemy. Psalm 4 Cum invocarem Antiphon. O Martin, Priest of God, the heavens lie open unto you, and the
Antiphon. I trust in thc Lord, that at your prayers my daughter will be healed. kingdom of my Father. Psalm 96
Psalm 5 Verba mea auribus Antiphon. O Martin, Priest of God and worthy shepherd, pray unto the Lord for
Antiphon. When Tetradius knew thc power of God, he attained unto the grace of us. Psalm 97
baptism. Psalm 8 Domine, Dominus noster Antiphon. The crowd followed * the body of blessed Martin to the place of burial
Antiphon. O man of worth past telling, through whom so many miracles shine to the sound of hymns from heaven. Psalm 98
forth before us. Psalm 11 In Domino confido The Lord chose him for a priest unto himself.
To offer unto him the sacrifice of praise.
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The Lord loved him and adorned him. He clothed him with a robe of glory.
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M
Lessons, This is a true saying, from the Common, p. lxxvj
ARTIN was born at Sabaria in Pannonia (the modern Hungary). When he
j. This is that Martin whom the Lord chose to be an High Priest unto himself, he was ten years old he fled to a church, against his parents' wishes, and had
upon whom the Lord vouchsafed to bestow favour like as upon the Apostles: * So himself enrolled as a catechumen. When he was fifteen years old he became a
that in the power of the Divine Trinity, he prevailed gloriously three times to raise soldier, and served first in the army of Constantius, and then of Julian. At one
the dead to life. time, at Amiens, a poor, illclad beggar asked an alms in the name of Christ. and
Martin confessed the faith of the Holy Trinity. So that. since Martin had nothing at hand to give him save his weapons and clothing, he
divided his military cloak, and gave the poor man half. The following night Christ
ij. Lord, if I am still needed by thy people, I do not refuse to toil on. * Thy will appeared to him clad in that half cloak, saying these words: Martin, still a
be done. catechumen, has clothed me in this garment.
With eyes and hands ever lifted towards heaven, he never let his mighty spirit With eyes and hands ever lifted towards heaven, * He never let his mighty spirit
slacken in prayer. Thy will. slacken in prayer.
While blessed Martin was offering up the Mysteries, a ball of fire appeared over
iij. O how blessed a man was Bishop Martin * He neither feared to die, nor
his head. He never.
refused to live.
Lord, if I am still needed by thy people, I do not refuse to toil on. He neither. Lesson vj

iv. While blessed Martin was offering up the Mysteries, * A ball of fire appeared
over his head.
A T the age of eighteen Martin was baptized, whereupon he gave up his
military career, and betook himself to Hilary, Bishop of Poitiers, who made
him an acolyte. He was later made Bishop of Tours, and built a monastery, where,
While he made supplications to God, and prayed earnestly for the whole flock in great sanctity, he lived for some time together with eighty monks.
committed to his care. A ball. Glory be. A ball.
Blessed Martin knew of his death long before it came to pass, and he told the
IN THE SECOND NOCTURN brethren: * That the dissolution of his body was approaching, for he knew himself
Antiphon. The Lord Jesus Christ * did not say that he would come in purple and to be already breaking up.
adorned with a crown. Psalm 15 Domine, quis habitabit? and the rest, p. lxxv His bodily strength suddenly began to give way, and he called his disciples
Antiphon. While blessed Martin * was offering up the Mysteries, a ball of fire together, and told them. That the.
appeared over his head. Psalm 21 Domine, in virtute tua
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S OME years later, Martin fell sick of a grievous fever, at the town of Cande, in
his diocese, and he fervently prayed God that he would set him free from the
prison house of the flesh. When his disciples heard this, they asked: Why would
you forsake us, Father? Under whose care would you leave us in our misery?
Martin, moved by their plea, prayed thus to God: O Lord, If I am still needed by
thy people, I do not refuse to toil on.

His disciples said unto blessed Martin: Why would you forsake us Father? Under
whose care would you leave us in our misery? * For ravening wolves will break in
upon your flock.
We know that you desire to be with Christ, but your reward is ccrtain. Rather
have pity on us whom you are leaving behind. For.

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