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of thy king. Behold, the Saviour comes to loose thee from thy chain.

(Then follow the same Sentences with Psalm 51, instead of Psalm 130, which are inserted in Lauds.)

(hhh) The Collect for the week. (as before.)

The Lord be with you.

And with thy spirit.
Let us bless the Lord.

Thanks be to God.

May the souls of the faithful rest in peace.



This office is invariable throughout the year, except in the Anthems to the Virgin at the end.

Instead of the Salve Regina as after Pentecost, in Advent is used the Alma Redemptoris.


The Feast of the Transfiguration.


O Lord, open thou my lips,

And my mouth shall shew 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 shew 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 pas. ture, and the sheep of his hand.

Let us worship Christ, &c.

To-day if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts: as in the provocation, and as in the day of temptation in the wilder


When your fathers tempted me : proved me, and saw my works.

The King of glory.

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 quæritis.]

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 witnessed 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 grace. Amen.


(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 !


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 whatsoever walketh through the paths of the seas.

O Lord our Governor: how excellent is thy Name in all the world! Glory bc, &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 glorious 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 wil. derness 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 remain. eth 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.

(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, are Thy lips.

full of grace

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 subdued unto thee: even in the midst among the King's enemies.

Thy seat, O God, endureth for ever: the sceptre of thy king. dom is a right sceptre.

Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated iniquity: wherefore 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: forget 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, 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.

(f) Verse and 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.

Reader. Sir, be pleased to bless us.

Benediction 1. 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 abundantly, into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

Wherefore I will not be negligent to put you always in remem. brance 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.

Reader. Sir, be pleased to bless us.

Benediction 2. Minister.-The only-begotten Son of God, vouchsafe to bless and help us. Amen.

Lesson 2. 2 Pet. i. 15-17. Moreover, I will endeavour, that ye may be able, after my decease, to have these things always in remem. brance.

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.

Response 2.

But Thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us.

Thanks be to God.

In the bright cloud the Holy Ghost was seen, the Father's

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