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of holiness : let the whole earth CIVE sentence with me. O God. / stand in awe of Him. U and defend my cause against
41 Tell it out among the heathen the ungodly people : O deliver me
that the Lord is King : and that it from the deceitful and wicked man.IS
is He who hath made the round For Thou art the God of my world so fast that it cannot be strength, why hast Thou put memo
moved; and how that He shall from Thee : and why go I so hea-Jug
hea. I judge the people righteously. vily, while the enemy oppresseth me?
| Let the heavens rejoice, and let Ö send out Thy light and Thy
the earth be glad : let the sea make truth, that they may lead me : and a noise, and all that therein is. bring me unto Thy holy hill, and
Let the field be joyful, and all
that is in it : then shall all the to Thy dwelling. And that I may go unto the altar
trees of the wood rejoice before the of God, even unto the God of my
Lord. joy and gladness : and upon the
For He cometh, for He cometh harp will I give thanks unto Thee. to judge the earth : and with rightO God, my God.
eousness to judge the world, and Why art thou so heavy, O my the people with His truth. soul : and why art thou so dis
Psalm 122. quieted within me ?
I WAS glad when they said unto O put thy trust in God : for IT me : We will go into the house will yet give Him thanks, which is of the Lord. the help of my countenance, and Our feet shall stand in thy gates : my God.
Jerusalem is built as a city : that
Jis at unity in itself.
| For thither the tribes go up, even song : sing unto the Lord, all
the tribes of the Lord : to testify the whole earth. Sing unto the Lord, and praise
unto Israel, to give thanks unto the
name of the Lord. His name : be telling of His salvation from day to day.
1 For there is the seat of judgment : Declare His honour unto the
even the seat of the house of David. heathen : and His wonders unto all
O pray for the peace of Jeru
salem : they shall prosper that love the people. For the Lord is great, and can
| Peace be within thy walls : and not worthily be praised : He is more
| plenteousness within thy palaces. to be feared than all gods.
For my brethren and compaAs for all the gods of the heathen,
"nions' sakes : I will wish thee prothey are but idols : but it is the
sperity. Lord that made the heavens.
Yea, because of the house of the Glory and worship are before
Lord our God : I will seek to do Him : power and honour are in His
thee good. sanctuary. Ascribe unto the Lord, Oye
Psalm which may be said instead kindreds of the people : ascribe unto
of the foregoing, when there is the Lord worship and power.
Holy Communion. Ascribe unto the Lord the honour
PSALM 23. due unto His name : bring presents, THE Lord is my shepherd : thereand come into His courts.
1 fore can I lack nothing. O worship the Lord in the beauty He shall feed me in a green pas
ture : and lead me forth beside the Thou shalt prepare a table before waters of comfort.
me against them that trouble me: He shall convert my soul : and Thou hast anointed my head with bring me forth in the paths of right- oil, and my cup shall be full. eousness, for His name's sake. But Thy loving - kindness and
Yea, though I walk through the mercy shall follow me all the days valley of the shadow of death, I will of my life : and I will dwell in the fear no evil: for Thou art with me; house of the Lord for ever. Thy rod and Thy staff comfort me. |
Then all say, T BELIEVE in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven 1 and earth:
And in Jesus Christ His only Son our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate; was crucified, dead, and buried; He descended into hell; the third day He rose again from the dead; He ascended into heaven, and sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from thence He shall come to judge the quick and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Ghost; the holy Catholic Church; the communion of saints ; the forgiveness of sins; the resurrection of the body; and the life everlasting. Amen.
Then he says, M AY the reading of the Holy Word (or, Holy Gospel, if 11 such alone happens to form the short chapter read) be unto us salvation and protection. Amen. Then he reads one of the short chapters following, giving out
from whence the Lesson is taken, according to the selection
an hundred and twenty priests Publie worship enjoined.
sounding with trumpets. It came The Lesson is taken from the 2d even to pass, as the trumpeters and Book of Chronicles, and from
singers were as one, to make one St. Paul's Epistles to the He sound to be heard in praising and brews and Ephesians.
thanking the Lord .... saying, TA ND it came to pass, when the For He is good; for His mercy
A priests were come out of the endureth for ever : that then the holy place. .... Also the Levites house was filled with a cloud, even which were the singers; being array- the house of the Lord. So that ed in white linen, having cymbals and the priests could not stand to mi. psalteries and harps, stood at the nister by reason of the cloud; for
1 2 Chron. v. 11.
the glory of the Lord had filled the arrayed in fine linen, clean and house of God.
white: for the fine linen is the 1 Wherefore, brethren, be ye not righteousness of saints. And He unwise, but understanding what the saith unto me, Write, Blessed are will of the Lord is. And be not they which are called unto the mardrunk with wine, wherein is excess; riage-supper of the Lamb. And but be filled with the Spirit; speak- He saith unto me, These are the ing to yourselves in psalms and true sayings of God. hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart
Third Tweek. to the Lord; giving thanks always for all things unto God and the
Decency and reverence in Divine Father in the name of our Lord
worship. Jesus Christ.
From the Book of Ecclesiastes, and ? And let us consider one another from St. Paul's First Epistle to to provoke unto love and to good! the Corinthians. works : not forsaking the assem- T EEP thy foot when thou goest bling of ourselves together, as the A to the house of God, and be manner of some is; but exhorting more ready to hear, than to give the one another, and so much the more sacrifice of fools : for they consider as ye see the day approaching. not that they do evil. Be not rash Second Toeek.
with thy mouth, and let not thy
heart be hasty to utter any thing The Angels worship in heaven. before God: for God is in heaven, From the Revelations of St. John and thou upon earth : therefore let the Divine.
thy words be few. 3 A ND after these things, I heard • How is it then, brethren? when
A a great voice of much people in ye come together, every one of you heaven, saying, Alleluia ; salvation, hath a psalm, hath a doctrine, hath and glory, and honour, and power, a tongue, hath a revelation, hath an unto the Lord our God: for true interpretation. Let all things be and righteous are His judgments. done unto edifying. .... For ... And the four and twenty elders God is not the author of confusion, and the four beasts fell down and but of peace, as in all churches of worshipped God that sat on the the saints. .... Let all things throne, saying, Amen; Alleluia. be done decently and in order. And a voice came out of the throne, saying, Praise our God, all ye His
Fourth Week. servants, and ye that fear Him, both
We must bring an honest and clean small and great. And I heard as
heart with us to the Sanctuary, it were the voice of a great multi
if we would have our petitions, tude, and as the voice of many |
there offered, acceptable to God. waters, and as the voice of mighty thunderings, saying. Alleluia : for From the Books of the Prophets the Lord God omnipotent reigneth.
Jeremiah and Isaiah, and from Let us be glad and rejoice, and give the Holy Gospel according to honour to Him: for the marriage St. Matthew. of the Lamb is come, and His wife TTEAR the word of the Lord, all hath made herself ready. And to H1 ye of Judah, that enter in at the her was granted that she should be Lord's house to worship the Lord.
1 Ephes. v. 17.
2 Heb. x. 24.
3 Rev. xix. 1.
Thus saith the Lord of hosts, the righteousness to be revealed. BlessGod of Israel, Amend your ways ed is the man that doeth this, and and your doings, and I will cause the son of man that layeth hold on you to dwell in this place. Trust it. .... Them will I bring to my ye not in lying words, saying, The holy mountain, and make them joytemple of the Lord, The temple of ful in my house of prayer : their the Lord, The temple of the Lord, burnt offerings and their sacrifices are these. For if ye thoroughly shall be accepted upon Mine altar; amend your ways and your doings; for Mine house shall be called an if ye thoroughly execute judgment house of prayer for all people. between a man and his neighbour; 3 Brethren, he that will love life, if ye oppress not the stranger, the and see good days, let him refrain fatherless, and the widow, and shed his tongue from evil, and his lips not innocent blood in this place, that they speak no guile : let him neither walk after other gods to eschew evil, and do good ; let him your hurt: then will I cause you seek peace, and ensue it. For the to dwell in this place, in the land eyes of the Lord are over the rightthat I gave to your fathers, for ever eous, and His ears are open unto and ever. Behold, ye trust in lying their prayers : but the face of the words, that cannot profit. Will ye Lord is against them that do evil. steal, murder, and commit adultery, and swear falsely, .... and walk after other gods whom ye know not;
Sixth cuteek. and come and stand before Me in Christ sanctions the performance this house, which is called by My of beneficent works on the Jewish name, and say, We are delivered to Sabbath. do all these abominations? Is this
From the Holy Gospel according house, which is called by My name, become a den of robbers in your
to St. Luke. eyes ? Behold, even I have seen it, 14 A ND Jesus was teaching in one saith the Lord.
TA of the synagogues on the Sab"And Jesus went into the temple bath. And, behold, there was a woof God, and cast out all them that man which had a spirit of infirmity sold and bought in the temple, and eighteen years, and was bowed tooverthrew the tables of the money-gether, and could in no wise lift up changers, and the seats of them herself. And when Jesus saw her, that sold doves, and said unto them, He called her to Him, and said It is written, My house shall be unto her, Woman, thou art loosed called the house of prayer; but ye from thine infirmity. And He laid have made it a den of thieves. His hands on her: and imme
diately she was made straight, and Fifty Tweek.
glorified God. And the ruler of the Same subject continued.
synagogue answered with indigna
tion, because that Jesus had healed From the Book of the Prophet on the Sabbath-day, and said unto
Isaiah, and from the First General the people, There are six days in Epistle of St. Peter.
which men ought to work: in them 2T HUS saith the Lord, Keep ye therefore come and be healed, and
I judgment, and do justice : for not on the Sabbath-day. The Lord my salvation is near to come, and my then answered him, and said, Thou hypocrite, doth not each one of piercing even to the dividing asunder you on the Sabbath loose his ox or of soul and spirit, and of the joints his ass from the stall, and lead him and marrow, and is a discerner of the away to watering? And ought not thoughts and intents of the heart. this woman, being a daughter of Neither is there any creature that Abraham, whom Satan hath bound, is not manifest in His sight: but lo, these eighteen years, be loosed all things are naked and opened from this bond on the Sabbath-day? | unto the eyes of Him with whom And when He had said these things, we have to do. all His adversaries were ashamed : and all the people rejoiced for all Short chapters, which may be read the glorious things that were done instead of the foregoing when by Him.
1 St. Matt. xxi. 12. ? Isai, lvi. 1,7. 3 1 St. Pet. iii. 10. 4 St. Luke xüi. 10.
there is Holy Communion. Seventh eweek.
From the Book of Proverbs, and
from the Holy Gospel according Same subject continued. to St. John. From the Holy Gospel according '
W ISDOM hath builded her to St. Matthew.
VV house, she hath hewn out her TAND when Jesus was departed seven pillars : she hath killed her
A thence, He went into their sy- beasts ; she hath mingled her wine ; nagogue : and, behold, there was a
there was she hath also furnished her table. man which had his hand withered. She hath sent forth her maidens : And the Pharisees asked Him, say she crieth upon the highest places ing. Is it lawful to heal on the Sab. of the city, Whoso is simple, let him bath-days ? that they might accuse turn in hither : as for him that Him. 'And He said unto them. wanteth understanding, she saith What man shall there be among to him, Come, eat of my bread, you, that shall have one sheep, and and drink of the wine which I have if it fall into a pit on the Sabbath-mingled. day, will he not lay hold on it, and Jesus saith, I am the living lift it out? How much then is a bread, which came down from hea. man better than a sheep ? Where- ven : if any man eat of this bread, fore it is lawful to do well on the he shall live for ever : and the Sabbath-days. Then saith He to bread that I will give is My flesh, the man, Stretch forth thine hand. which I will give for the life of the And he stretched it forth; and it world. . . . Verily, verily, I say unto was restored whole, like as the you, Except ye eat the flesh of the other.
Son of man, and drink His blood,
ye have no life in you. Whoso Eighth Oweek.
eateth My flesh, and drinketh My The keen and piercing power of
blood, hath eternal life; and I will God's Word in discriminating
raise him up at the last day. For between the true and false Chris.
My flesh is meat indeed, and My
blood is drink indeed. tian.
eateth My flesh, and drinketh My From St. Paul's Epistle to the blood, dwelleth in Me, and I in Hebrews.
him. ?D RETHREN, the word of God B is quick, and powerful, and
riful and! Same subject continued. sharper than any two-edged sword, From the Book of the Prophet
1 St. Matt. xii. 9. ? Heb. iv. 12. 3 Prov. ix. 1. • St. John vi. 51.