§ 4. Part of the Service for August 6th.

{97} The Feast of the Transfiguration

MATINS

    O Lord, open thou my lips.
        And my mouth shall show forth thy praise.
    O God, make speed to save me.
        O Lord, make haste to help me.
                        Glory be, &c.
                        As it was, &c. Amen. Hallelujah.
(a) Invitatory     Let us worship Christ Most High, the King of Glory.
        Let us worship, &c.
Psalm 95.     O come, let us sing unto the Lord: let us heartily rejoice
in the strength of our salvation.
    Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving: and
show ourselves glad in him with psalms.
                        Let us worship Christ, &c.
    For the Lord is a great God: and a great King above all
gods.
    In his hand are all the corners of the earth: and the
strength of the hills is his also.
                        The King of Glory.
    The sea is his, and he made it: and his hands prepared the
dry land.
    O come, let us worship and fall down: and kneel before
the Lord our Maker;
    For he is the Lord our God: and we are the people of his
pasture, and the sheep of his hand.
                        Let us worship Christ, &c.
    Today if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts:
as in the provocation, and as in the day of temptation in the
wilderness.
    When your fathers tempted me: proved me, and saw my
works.
                        The King of Glory. {98}
    Forty years long was I grieved with this generation, and
said: It is a people that do err in their hearts: for they have
not known my ways.
    Unto whom I sware in my wrath: that they should not
enter into my rest.
                    Let us worship Christ, &c.
                        Glory be, &c.
    The King of Glory.
        Let us worship Christ Most High, the King of Glory.

(b) Hymn
[Quicunque
Christum quę-
ritis.]

                O ye who seek the Lord,
                    Lift up your eyes on high,
                For there He doth the sign accord
                    Of His bright majesty.

                We see a wondrous sight
                    That shall outlive all time,
                Older than depth and starry height,
                    Limitless and sublime.

                ‘Tis He for Israel's fold
                    And heathen tribes decreed,
                The King to Abraham pledged of old
                    And his eternal seed.

                Prophets foretold His birth,
                    And witness'd when He came;
                The Father speaks to all the earth,
                    To hear, and fear His name.

                To Jesus, who displays
                    To babes His beaming face,
                Be, with the Father, endless praise,
                    And with the Spirit of grace. Amen.

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NOCTURN I.

(c) Antiphon     Thou madest Him a little lower than the Angels, to crown
Him with glory and worship. Thou makest Him to have
dominion of the works of Thy hands.
Psalm 8. (1)     O Lord our Governor, how excellent is thy Name in all
the world thou hast set thy glory above the heavens! {99}
    Out of the mouth of very babes and sucklings hast thou
ordained strength, because of thine enemies: that thou
mightest still the enemy and the avenger.
    For I will consider thy heavens, even the works of thy
fingers: the moon and the stars which thou hast ordained.
    What is man, that thou art mindful of him: and the son
of man, that thou visitest him?
    Thou madest him lower than the angels: to crown him
with glory and worship.
    Thou makest him to have dominion of the works of thy
hands: and thou hast put all things in subjection under his
feet;
    All sheep and oxen: yea, and the beasts of the field;
    The fowls of the air, and the fishes of the sea: and what-
soever walketh through the paths of the seas.
    O Lord our Governor: how excellent is thy Name in all
the world! Glory be, &c.
(c) Antiphon     Thou madest Him a little lower than the angels, to crown
Him with glory and worship. Thou makest Him to have
dominion of the works of Thy hands.

(d) Antiphon

    The Lord discovereth the thick bushes: in His temple
doth every man speak of His honour.
Psalm 29. (2)     Bring unto the Lord, O ye mighty, bring your rams unto
the Lord: ascribe unto the Lord worship and strength.
    Give the Lord the honour due unto his Name: worship the
Lord with holy worship.
    It is the Lord that commandeth the waters: it is the glo-
rious God that maketh the thunder.
    It is the Lord that ruleth the seas; the voice of the Lord
is mighty in operation: the voice of the Lord is a glorious
voice.
    The voice of the Lord breaketh the cedar trees: yea, the
Lord breaketh the cedars of Libanus.
    He maketh them also to skip like a calf: Libanus also, and
Sirion, like a young unicorn.
    The voice of the Lord divideth the flames of fire; the voice
of the Lord shaketh the wilderness: yea, the Lord shaketh
the wilderness of Cades.
    The voice of the Lord maketh the hinds to bring forth
young, and discovereth the thick bushes: in his temple doth
every man speak of his honour.
    The Lord sitteth above the water-flood: and the Lord re-
maineth a King for ever.
    The Lord shall give strength unto his people: the Lord
shall give his people the blessing of peace. Glory be, &c. {100}
(d) Antiphon     The Lord discovereth the thick bushes: in His temple doth
every man speak of His honour.

(e) Antiphon

    Thou art fairer than the children of men: full of grace are
Thy lips.
Psalm 45. (3)     My heart is inditing of a good matter: I speak of the
things which I have made unto the King.
    My tongue is the pen: of a ready writer.
    Thou art fairer than the children of men: full of grace are
thy lips, because God hath blessed thee for ever.
    Gird thee with thy sword upon thy thigh, O thou most
Mighty: according to thy worship and renown.
    Good luck have thou with thine honour: ride on, because
of the word of truth, of meekness, and righteousness: and thy
right hand shall teach thee terrible things.
    Thy arrows are very sharp, and the people shall be sub-
dued unto thee: even in the midst among the King's
enemies.
    Thy seat, O God, endureth for ever: the sceptre of thy
kingdom is a right sceptre.
    Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated iniquity: where-
fore God, even thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of
gladness above thy fellows.
    All thy garments smell of myrrh, aloes, and cassia: out of
the ivory palaces, whereby they have made thee glad.
    Kings' daughters were among thy honourable women:
upon thy right hand did stand the queen in a vesture of gold,
wrought about with divers colours.
    Hearken, O daughter, and consider, incline thine ear: for-
get also thine own people, and thy father's house.
    So shall the King have pleasure in thy beauty: for he is
thy Lord God, and worship thou him.
    And the daughter of Tyre shall be there with a gift: like as
the rich also among the people shall make their supplication
before thee.
    The King's daughter is all glorious within: her clothing
is of wrought gold.
    She shall be brought unto the King in raiment of needle-
work: the virgins that be her fellows shall bear her company,
and shall be brought unto thee.
    With joy and gladness shall they be brought: and shall
enter into the King's palace.
    Instead of thy fathers, thou shalt have children: whom
thou mayest make princes in all lands.
    I remember thy name from one generation to another, {101}
therefore shall the people give thanks unto thee, world
without end. Glory be, &c.
(e) Antiphon     Thou art fairer than the children of men: full of grace
are Thy lips.

(1) Verse and
Response

Thou hast appeared glorious in the sight of the Lord.
    Therefore the Lord hath clothed thee in comely apparel.
The Lord's Prayer
(privately)
                                Our Father, &c.
                    And lead us not into temptation.
                        But deliver us from evil.
Absolution 1.     O Lord Jesus Christ, hear the prayers of thy servants,
and have mercy upon us, who with the Father and the Holy
Spirit livest and reignest, world without end. Amen.


Benediction 1.

    Reader.—Sir, be pleased to bless us.
    Minister.—The Father everlasting, bless us with an
eternal blessing. Amen.
Lesson 1.
2 Pet. i. 10-14.
    The rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling
and election sure; for if ye do these things, ye shall never
fall.
    For so an entrance shall be ministered unto you abun-
dantly, into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and
Saviour Jesus Christ.
    Wherefore I will not be negligent to put you always in
remembrance of these things, though ye know them, and
be established in the present truth.
    Yea, I think it meet, as long as I am in this tabernacle,
to stir you up, by putting you in remembrance.
    Knowing that shortly I must put off this my tabernacle,
even as our Lord Jesus Christ hath showed me.
                But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us.
                        Thanks be to God.

Response 1.

    Arise, shine, for thy light is come, and the glory of the
Lord is risen upon thee
.
    And Gentiles shall come to thy light, and kings to the
brightness of thy rising.
    And the glory of the Lord is risen upon them.


Benediction 2.

    Reader.—Sir, be pleased to bless us.
    Minister.—The only-begotten Son of God, vouchsafe to
bless and help us. Amen. {102}
Lesson 2.
2 Pet. i. 15-17.
    Moreover, I wilt endeavour, that ye may be able, after my
decease, to have these things always in remembrance.
    For we have not followed cunningly devised fables, when
we made known unto you the power and coming of our
Lord Jesus Christ, but were eye-witnesses of his majesty.
    For he received from God the Father honour and glory,
when there came such a voice to him from the excellent
glory, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.
            But Thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us.
                Thanks be to God.

Response 2.

        In the bright cloud the Holy Ghost was seen, the Father's
            voice was heard: This is My beloved Son, in whom I am
            well pleased; hear ye Him.
    A cloud overshadowed them, and the Father's voice was
heard in thunder.
    This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear
ye Him
.


Benediction 3.

    Reader.—Sir, be pleased to bless us.
    Minister.—The grace of the Holy Ghost enlighten our
thoughts and hearts. Amen.
Lesson 3.
2 Pet. i. 18-20.
    And this voice which came from heaven we heard, when
we were with him in the holy mount.
    We have also a more sure word of prophecy whereunto
ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth
in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day-star arise
in your hearts:
    Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is
of any private interpretation.
    For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man:
but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy
Ghost.
            But Thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us.
                Thanks be to God.

Response 3.

        Behold what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon
            us; that we should be called the sons of God.
    We know that when He shall appear, we shall be like
Him, for we shall see Him as He is.
        That we should be called the sons of God.
                Glory be to the Father, &c.
        That we should be called the sons of God. {103}

NOCTURN II.

(g) Antiphon     Thou art of more honour and might than the hills of the
robbers: the proud are robbed.
[Illuminans tu mi-
rabiliter ą monti-
bus ęternis, &c.]
Psalm 76. (4)
    In Jewry is God known: his name is great in Israel.
    At Salem is his tabernacle: and his dwelling in Sion.
    There brake he the arrows of the bow: the shield, the
sword, and the battle.
    Thou art of more honour and might: than the hills of the
robbers.
    The proud are robbed, they have slept their sleep: and
all the men, whose hands were mighty, have found nothing.
    At thy rebuke, O God of Jacob: both the chariot and horse
are fallen.
    Thou, even thou art to be feared: and who may stand in
thy sight when thou art angry?
    Thou didst cause thy judgment to be heard from heaven:
the earth trembled, and was still.
    When God arose to judgment: and to help all the meek
upon earth.
    The fierceness of man shall turn to thy praise: and the
fierceness of them shalt thou refrain.
    Promise unto the Lord your God, and keep it, all ye that
are around about him: bring presents unto him that ought
to be feared.
    He shall refrain the spirit of princes: and is wonderful
among the kings of the earth. Glory be, &c.
(g) Antiphon     Thou art of more honour and might than the hills of the
robbers: the proud are robbed.

(h) Antiphon
Psalm 84. (5)

    One day in thy courts is better than a thousand.
    O how amiable are thy dwellings: thou Lord of hosts!
    My soul hath a desire and longing to enter into the
courts of the Lord: my heart and my flesh rejoice in the
living God.
    Yea, the sparrow hath found her an house, and the swal-
low a nest, where she may lay her young, even thy altars,
O Lord of hosts, my King and my God.
    Blessed are they that dwell in thy house: they will be
alway praising thee.
    Blessed is the man whose strength is in thee: in whose
heart are thy ways. {104}
    Who going through the vale of misery use it for a well:
and the pools are filled with water.
    They will go from strength to strength: and unto the
God of gods appeareth every one of them in Sion.
    O Lord God of hosts, hear my prayer: hearken, O God
of Jacob.
    Behold, O God our defender: and look upon the face of
thine Anointed.
    For one day in thy courts: is better than a thousand.
    I had rather be a door-keeper in the house of my God:
than to dwell in the tents of ungodliness. Glory be, &c.
(h) Antiphon     One day in thy courts is better than a thousand.

(i) Antiphon

    Very excellent things are spoken of thee, thou city of
God.
Psalm 87. (6)     Her foundations are upon the holy hills: the Lord loveth
the gates of Sion more than all the dwellings of Jacob.
    Very excellent things are spoken of thee, thou city of
God.
    I will think upon Rahab and Babylon: with them that
know me.
    Behold ye the Philistines also: and they of Tyre, with the
Morians: lo, there was he born.
    And of Sion it shall be reported, that he was born in her:
and the Most High shall stablish her.
    The Lord shall rehearse it: when he writeth up the people,
that he was born there.
    The singers also and trumpeters shall he rehearse: all
my fresh springs shall be in thee. Glory be, &c.
(i) Antiphon     Very excellent things are spoken of thee, thou city of God.

(j) Verse and
Response

    Thou crownest Him with glory and worship.
    And makest him to have dominion of the works of thy hands.
The Lord's Prayer
(privately)
                                Our Father, &c.
    And lead us not into temptation,
        But deliver us from evil.
Absolution 2.     His pity and mercy succour us, who with the Father and
the Holy Ghost, liveth and reigneth, world without end.
Amen.


Benediction 4.

    Reader.—Sir, be pleased to bless us.
    Minister.—God, the Father Almighty, be favourable and
gracious unto us. Amen. {105}
Lesson 4.
(Sermon of St.
Leo, Pope
.)
    The Lord revealed His glory before certain chosen wit-
nesses, and brightens that bodily form which He had in
common with others with such splendour, that His face
was like to the sun's blaze, and His raiment all one with
the snow's whiteness. In which Transfiguration this was
the chief design, to remove from the hearts of the disciples
the scandal of the cross, that their faith might be proof
against the lowliness of His voluntary passion, by the
revelation of the excellence of His hidden dignity. And it
was no less a providence, that hereby the hope of the Holy
Church has a sure stay, by knowing how high a change is
in store for the whole body of Christ, so that the honour
first shown in the Head, might be shared in anticipation
by the members.
            Thou then, O Lord, have mercy upon us.
                Thanks be to God.

Response 4.

    They shall be satisfied with the plenteousness of Thy house:
        and Thou shalt give them drink of Thy pleasures, as out of
        the river.
    For with Thee is the well of life, and in Thy light shall
we see light.
    And Thou shalt give them drink of Thy pleasures, as out of
the river
.


Benediction 5.

    Reader.—Sir, be pleased to bless us.
    Minister.—Christ grant to us the joys of endless life. Amen.
Lesson 5.
(Sermon
continued
.)
    To confirm the Apostles and instruct them in all know-
ledge, that miracle contained a further lesson. For Moses
and Elias, that is, the Law and the Prophets, appeared con-
versing with the Lord: that by the presence of five men
might be most fully accomplished what is written, "By two
or three witnesses, every word shall be established." What
can be more stable, more firmly fixed, than that word, which
was heralded by the trumpet, both of the Old and the New
Testament, by the instruments of the ancient message in
unison with the Evangelical teaching? For the pages of
each covenant witness either to other, and the brightness
of the present glory does but disclose Him manifest and
clear, whom foregoing wonders had promised under the
veil of Mysteries.
        But thou then, O Lord, have mercy upon us.
                        Thanks be to God.

Response 5.

    Master, it is good to be here; and let us make here {106}
        three tabernacles, one for Thee, one for Moses, and
        one for Elias.
    For he knew not what he said.
    And let us make here three tabernacles, one for Thee, one
        for Moses, and one for Elias.


Benediction 6.

    Reader.—Sir, be pleased to bless us.
    Minister.—God kindle the fire of His love in our hearts.
Lesson 6.
(Sermon
continued
.)
    Therefore stirred by these disclosures in outward tokens,
the Apostle Peter, in scorn of things of the world, and in
disgust of what was earthly, was carried away by a sort of
transport into the longing after things eternal; and filled
with joy at all that vision, he desired to dwell with Jesus
there, where he was enjoying the manifestation of His glory.
Wherefore he said, "Lord, it is good to be here; and, if
Thou wilt, let us build here three tabernacles, one for Thee,
one for Moses, and one for Elias." The Lord, however,
answered not to this proposal, intimating, not that it was
presumptuous, but that it was unbecoming to make it; see-
ing the world could not be saved but by Christ's death,
and that in the Lord's pattern faith should find its calling,
not to doubt of the promises of future blessedness, but
withal to understand that amid the trials of this life we must
ask for patience rather than for glory.
            But Thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us.
                        Thanks be to God.

Response 6.

    If the ministration of death, written and engraven in
        stones, was glorious, so that the children of Israel
        could not stedfastly behold the face of Moses for the
        glory of his countenance, which glory was to be done
        away; much more shall the ministration of the Spirit,
        which abideth, be glorious.
    For Christ was counted worthy of more glory than Moses,
inasmuch as he who hath builded the house hath more
honour than the house.
    Much more shall the ministration of the Spirit, which
abideth, be glorious
.
    Glory be to the Father, &c.
    Much more shall the ministration of the Spirit, which
abideth, be glorious
. {107}

NOCTURN III.

(k) Antiphon     Tabor and Hermon shall rejoice in Thy Name: Thou hast
a mighty arm.
Psalm 89. (7)     My song shall be alway of the loving-kindness of the
Lord: with my mouth will I ever be showing thy truth from
one generation to another.
    For I have said, Mercy shall be set up for ever: thy truth
shalt thou establish in the heavens.
    I have made a covenant with my chosen: I have sworn
unto David my servant;
    Thy seed will I stablish for ever: and set up thy throne
from one generation to another.
    O Lord, the very heavens shall praise thy wondrous
works: and thy truth, in the congregation of the saints.
    For who is he among the clouds: that shall be compared
unto the Lord?
    And what is he among the gods: that shall be like unto
the Lord?
    God is very greatly to be feared in the council of the
saints: and to be had in reverence of all them that are
round about him.
    O Lord God of hosts, who is like unto thee: thy truth,
most mighty Lord, is on every side.
    Thou rulest the raging of the sea: thou stillest the waves
thereof when they arise.
    Thou hast subdued Egypt, and destroyed it: thou hast
scattered thine enemies abroad with thy mighty arm.
    The heavens are thine, the earth also is thine: thou hast
laid the foundation of the round world, and all that
therein is.
    Thou hast made the north and the south: Tabor and
Hermon shall rejoice in thy Name.
    Thou hast a mighty arm: strong is thy hand, and high is
thy right hand.
    Righteousness and equity are the habitation of thy seat:
mercy and truth shall go before thy face.
    Blessed is the people, O Lord, that can rejoice in thee:
they shall walk in the light of thy countenance.
    Their delight shall be daily in thy Name: and in thy
righteousness shall they make their boast.
    For thou art the glory of their strength: and in thy
loving kindness thou shalt lift up our horns. {108}
    For the Lord is our defence: the Holy One of Israel is
our King.
    Thou spakest sometime in visions unto thy saints, and
saidst: I have laid help upon one that is mighty; I have
exalted one chosen out of the people.
    I have found David my servant: with my holy oil have
I anointed him.
    My hand shall hold him fast: and my arm shall
strengthen him.
    The enemy shall not be able to do him violence: the son
of wickedness shall not hurt him.
    I will smite down his foes before his face: and plague
them that hate him.
    My truth also and my mercy shall be with him: and in
my Name shall his horn be exalted.
    I will set his dominion also in the sea: and his right hand
in the floods.
    He shall call me, Thou art my Father: my God, and my
strong salvation.
    And I will make him my first-born: higher than the kings
of the earth.
    My mercy will I keep for him for evermore: and my
covenant shall stand fast with him.
    His seed also will I make to endure for ever: and his
throne as the days of heaven.
    But if his children forsake my law: and walk not in my
judgments;
    If they break my statutes, and keep not my command-
ments: I will visit their offences with the rod, and their
sin with scourges.
    Nevertheless my loving-kindness will I not utterly take
from him: nor suffer my truth to fail.
    My covenant will I not break, nor alter the thing that is
gone out of my lips: I have sworn once by my holiness,
that I will not fail David.
    His seed shall endure for ever: and his seat is like as the
sun before me.
    He shall stand fast for evermore as the moon: and as the
faithful witness in heaven.
    But thou hast abhorred and forsaken thine Anointed:
and art displeased at him.
    Thou hast broken the covenant of thy servant: and cast
his crown to the ground.
    Thou hast overthrown all his hedges: and broken down
his strong holds. {109}
    All they that go by spoil him: and he is become a re-
proach to his neighbours.
    Thou hast set up the right hand of his enemies: and
made all his adversaries to rejoice.
    Thou hast taken away the edge of his sword: and givest
him not victory in the battle.
    Thou hast put out his glory: and cast his throne down to
the ground.
    The days of his youth hast thou shortened: and covered
him with dishonour.
    Lord, how long wilt thou hide thyself, for ever: and shall
thy wrath burn like fire
    O remember how short my time is: wherefore hast thou
made all men for nought?
    What man is he that liveth, and shall not see death: and
shall he deliver his soul from the hand of hell?
    Lord, where are thy old loving-kindnesses: which thou
swarest unto David in thy truth?
    Remember, Lord, the rebuke that thy servants have: and
how I do bear in my bosom the rebukes of many people?
    Wherewith thine enemies have blasphemed thee, and
slandered the footsteps of thine anointed: Praised be the
Lord for evermore.     Amen, and Amen.
(k) Antiphon     Tabor and Hermon shall rejoice in Thy Name; Thou hast
a mighty arm.

(l) Antiphon

    There is sprung up a light for the righteous, and joyful
gladness for such as are true-hearted.
Psalm 97. (8)     The Lord is King, the earth may be glad thereof: yea, the
multitudes of the isles may be glad thereof.
    Clouds and darkness are round about him: righteousness
and judgment are the habitation of his seat.
    There shall go a fire before him: and burn up his enemies
on every side.
    His lightnings gave shine unto the world: the earth saw
it, and was afraid.
    The hills melted like wax at the presence of the Lord: at
the presence of the Lord of the whole earth.
    The heavens have declared his righteousness: and all the
people have seen his glory.
    Confounded be all they that worship carved images, and
that delight in vain gods: worship him, all ye gods.
    Sion heard of it, and rejoiced: and the daughters of Judah
were glad, because of thy judgments, O Lord.
    For thou, Lord, art higher than all that are in the earth:
thou art exalted far above all gods. {110}
    O ye that love the Lord, see that ye hate the thing which
is evil: the Lord preserveth the souls of his saints; he shall
deliver them from the hand of the ungodly.
    There is sprung up a light for the righteous: and joyful
gladness for such as are true-hearted.
    Rejoice in the Lord, ye righteous: and give thanks for a
remembrance of his holiness.
(l) Antiphon     There is sprung up a light for the righteous: and joyful
gladness for such as are true-hearted.

(m) Antiphon
Psalm 104. (9)

    Praise the Lord, O my soul, O my God.
     ... thou art become exceeding glorious: thou art clothed
with majesty and honour.
    Thou deckest thyself with light as it were with a garment:
and spreadest out the heavens like a curtain.
Who layeth the beams of his chambers in the waters: and
maketh the clouds his chariot, and walketh upon the wings
of the wind.
    He maketh his angels spirits: and his ministers a flaming
fire.
    He laid the foundations of the earth: that it never should
move at any time.
    Thou coveredst it with the deep like as with a garment: the
waters stand in the hills.
    At thy rebuke they flee: at the voice of thy thunder they
are afraid.
    They go up as high as the hills, and down to the valleys
beneath: even unto the place which thou hast appointed
for them.
    Thou hast set them their bounds, which they shall not
pass: neither turn again to cover the earth.
    He sendeth the springs into the rivers: which run among
the hills.
    All beasts of the field drink thereof: and the wild asses
quench their thirst.
    Beside them shall the fowls of the air have their habitation:
and sing among the branches.
    He watereth the hills from above: the earth is filled with
the fruit of thy works.
    He bringeth forth grass for the cattle: and green herb for
the service of men;
    That he may bring food out of the earth, and wine that
maketh glad the heart of man: and oil to make him a cheer-
ful countenance, and bread to strengthen man's heart.
    The trees of the Lord also are full of sap: even the cedars
of Libanus which he hath planted: {111}
    Wherein the birds make their nests: and the fir-trees are
a dwelling for the stork.
    The high hills are a refuge for the wild goats: and so are
the stony rocks for the conies.
    He appointed the moon for certain seasons: and the sun
knoweth his going down.
    Thou makest darkness that it may be night: wherein all
the beasts of the forest do move.
    The lions roaring after their prey: do seek their meat
from God.
    The sun ariseth, and they get them away together: and
lay them down in their dens.
    Man goeth forth to his work, and to his labour: until the
evening.
    O Lord, how manifold are thy works; in wisdom hast
thou made them all; the earth is full of thy riches.
    So is the great and wide sea also: wherein are things
creeping innumerable, both small and great beasts.
    There go the ships, and there is that Leviathan: whom
thou hast made to take his pastime therein.
    These wait all upon thee: that thou mayest give them
meat in due season.
    When thou givest it them they gather it: and when thou
openest thy hand they are filled with good.
    When thou hidest thy face they are troubled: when thou
takest away their breath they die, and are turned again to
their dust.
    When thou lettest thy breath go forth they shall be made:
and thou shalt renew the face of the earth.
    The glorious Majesty of the Lord shall endure for ever:
the Lord shall rejoice in his works.
    The earth shall tremble at the look of him: if he do but
touch the hills, they shall smoke.
    I will sing unto the Lord as long as I live: I will praise
my God while I have my being.
    And so shall my words please him: my joy shall be in
the Lord.
    As for sinners, they shall be consumed out of the earth:
and the ungodly shall come to an end: praise thou the
Lord, O my soul, praise the Lord.
Antiphon     Praise the Lord, O my soul: O Lord my God.

(n) Verse and
Response

    His honour is great in thy salvation.
        Glory and great worship shalt Thou lay upon him. {112}
The Lord's Prayer
(privately)
                                Our Father, &c.
                    And lead us not into temptation.
                            But deliver us from evil.
Absolution 3.     The Almighty and merciful Lord absolve us from the
bonds of our sins. Amen.


Benediction 7.

    Reader.—Sir, be pleased to bless us.
    Minister.—The reading of the Gospel be to us salvation
and defence. Amen.
Lesson 7.
Matt. xvii. 1-5.
    At that time Jesus taketh Peter, James, and John his
brother, and bringeth them up into an high mountain apart,
    And was transfigured before them: and his face did shine
as the sun, and his raiment was white as the light.
    And behold, there appeared unto them Moses and Elias
talking with him.
    Then answered Peter, and said unto Jesus, Lord, it is
good for us to be here: if thou wilt, let us make here three
tabernacles; one for thee, one for Moses, and one for Elias.
    While he yet spake, behold a bright cloud overshadowed
them: and behold a voice out of the cloud, which said, This
is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased: hear ye him.
Homily of
St. John
Chrysostom
    Whereas the Lord spoke much concerning dangers, His
own death, and the death and slaughter of His disciples,
and enjoined on them many severe and difficult things, and
all this, too, in the present life, and soon to come, while the
gain was but in hope and expectation, (for instance, that they
should save their life, if they lost it, that He will come in the
glory of his Father and dispense rewards,) therefore, in order
to certify them even by sight, and to show them what that
glory was, with which he was to come, He shows it them as
far as they could understand it in this present life, and un-
veils it, lest they should grieve at the thought of their own
or their Lord's death, and chiefly Peter.
    But thou, O Lord, have mercy on us.
                    Thanks be to God.

Response 7.

        God hath called us with a holy calling, according to His
            grace, which is now made manifest by the glorious
            appearing of our Saviour Jesus Christ.
    Who hath abolished death, and hath brought life and im-
mortality to light.
    By the glorious appearing of our Savior Jesus Christ. {113}


Benediction 8.

    Reader.—Sir, be pleased to bless us.
    Minister.—The help of God abide with us for ever. Amen.
Lesson 8.
(Homily
continued
.)
    And see what He does, after discoursing of his kingdom
and of hell. For in that He said, "He who finds his life, shall
lose it, and whoever will lose it for my sake, the same shall
find it;" and in that He said, "He shall render to every one
according to his works," He has pointed out both His king-
dom and hell. When then He had discoursed concerning
both, of His kingdom He granted the sight to human eyes,
but not of hell; since, needful as that might have been for the
uninstructed and unready, yet upright and clearsighted men,
as the Apostles, needed but to be confirmed by the better
part. This part indeed it was far more fitting He should
mention, yet He did not altogether pass over the other,
placing at times the terribleness of hell as if before the eyes,
as in his description of Lazarus, and of him who demanded
back the hundred pence.
    But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us.
                    Thanks be to God.

Response
.

        God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness,
            hath shined in our hearts: to give the light of the know-
            ledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.
    Unto the godly there ariseth up light in the darkness; he
is merciful, loving, and righteous.
    To give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the
face of Jesus Christ
.
    Glory be to the Father, &c.
    To give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the
face of Jesus Christ
.


Benediction 9.

    Reader.—Sir, be pleased to bless us.
    Minister.—The King of Angels bring us through to the
society of the inhabitants of heaven. Amen.
Lesson 9.
(Homily
continued
.)
    Think upon the greatness of mind in St. Matthew, who has
not concealed the names of those who were preferred over
the rest: which St. John also shows often, when he notes
down the special praises of Peter so accurately and carefully.
In this fellow ship of Apostles there was no place for envy
or for vain-glory. Therefore He took apart with Him the
chief ones of the Apostles. Why took He those only? For
this reason, because they were superior to the rest. But why
did He not do so at once, but after six days? lest His other
disciples, or others generally should be troubled; for which
reason neither did He name those whom He was alone to
take with Him. {114}
        Thou, then, O Lord, have mercy upon us.
                            Thanks be to God.

Te Deum
Vide
p. 47.

    We praise thee, O God: we acknowledge thee to be the
Lord.
    All the earth doth worship thee: the Father everlasting.
    To thee all Angels cry aloud: the Heavens, and all the
Powers therein, &c.

———————

LAUDS

            O God, make speed to save me.
                O Lord, make haste to help me.
        Glory be, &c. As it was, &c. Amen. Hallelujah.

(o) Antiphon

    Jesus taketh Peter, James, and John his brother, and
bringeth them up into an high mountain apart, and was
transfigured before them.
Psalm 93. (1)
Vide p. 38.
    The Lord is King, and hath put on glorious apparel: the
Lord hath put on his apparel, and girded himself with
strength.
    He hath made the round world so sure: that it cannot be
moved.
    Ever since the world began, hath thy seat been prepared:
thou art from everlasting, &c.
                                Glory be, &c.
(o) Antiphon     Jesus taketh Peter, James, and John his brother, and
bringeth them up into an high mountain apart, and was
transfigured before them.

(p) Antiphon

    His face did shine as the sun, and His raiment was white
as snow. Hallelujah.
Psalm 100, (2)
Vide p. 48.
    O be joyful, &c.
                Glory be, &c.
(p) Antiphon     His face did shine as the sun, and His raiment was white
as snow. Hallelujah.

(q) Antiphon

    And behold there appeared unto them Moses and Elias,
speaking with Jesus.
Psalm 63 and 67
Vide p 48. (3)
                O God, thou art my God, &c.
                God be merciful unto us, &c.
                                Glory be, &c.
(q) Antiphon     And behold there appeared unto them Moses and Elias,
speaking with Jesus. {115}

(r) Antiphon

    And Peter answered and said to Jesus, Lord, it is good
to be here.
Song of the Three
Children, vide
p. 50. (4)
    O all ye works of the Lord, bless ye the Lord: praise him,
and magnify him for ever.
    O ye Angels of the Lord, bless ye the Lord: praise him,
and magnify him for ever.
    O ye Heavens, bless ye the Lord: praise him, and mag-
nify him for ever, &c.
(r) Antiphon     And Peter answered and said to Jesus, Lord, it is good
to be here.

(s) Antiphon

    While he yet spake, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed
them.
Psalm 148, 149
and 150. Vide
p. 52. (5)
    O praise ye the Lord of heaven, &c.
    O sing unto the Lord, &c.
    O praise God, &c.
(s) Antiphon     While he yet spake, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed
them.

(t) Text
Phil
. iii. 20, 21.

    Minister.—We look for the Saviour, our Lord Jesus Christ,
who shall change our vile body, that it may be like unto
His glorious body.
                            Thanks be to God.

(u) Hymn
[Lux alma Jesu.]

        Light of the anxious heart,
            Jesu, Thy suppliants cheer;
        Bid thou the gloom of guilt depart,
            And shed Thy sweetness here.

        Happy the man, whose breast
            Thou mak'st Thy residence;
        From God's right hand a radiant guest,
            Unseen by fleshly sense.

        Brightness of God above!
            Unfathomable grace!
        Vouchsafe a present fount of love,
            To cleanse Thy chosen place.

        To Thee, whom children see,
            The Father ever blest,
        The Holy Spirit, One and Three,
            Be endless praise addrest. Amen.


(v) Verse and
Response

    A crown of pure gold is on His forehead.
    With the sign of holiness, glory, and honour.

(w) Ant.

    And lo, a voice from the cloud, saying, This is My beloved
Son, in whom I am well pleased. Hear ye Him. Hallelujah. {116}
Benedictus     Blessed be the Lord God of Israel, &c.
                    Glory be, &c.
(w) Antiphon     And lo, a voice from the clouds, saying, This is My Be-
loved Son, in whom I am well pleased, Hear ye Him—
Hallelujah.
        The Lord be with you.
            And with thy spirit.


(x) Collect

                            Let us pray.
    O God, who in the glorious transfiguration of Thine Only
begotten hast sealed the treasure of the faith by the witness
of the ancient fathers, and by the voice coming down in a
cloud of light hast wonderfully shadowed forth the perfect
adoption of Thy sons, mercifully grant, that we may be
made fellow heirs and partners in the glory of our King,
through the same our Lord. Amen.
                            &c. &c. &c.

(So on to the end of Lauds, in the Service for Sunday.)

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