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Gregory the Great
Orthodox Fathers (On Temperance)
The Summa (Of temperance)
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- The logic of PreLent/Lent
Catholic Encyclopedia on Temperance
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Septuagesima from The
"A Week at Prayer" Bulletin insert with Cdn BCP daily readings
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O LORD, we beseech thee favourably to hear the
of thy people; that we, who are justly punished for our offences, may
mercifully delivered by thy goodness, for the glory of thy Name;
Jesus Christ our Saviour, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the
Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.
1 Cor 9. 24
KNOW ye not that they which run in a race run
one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain. And
man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things: now they
do it to obtain a corruptible crown, but we an incorruptible. I
so run, not as uncertainly; so fight I, not as one that beateth the
but I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection, lest that by
means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a
Matth. 20. 1
THE kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that
is an householder,
which went out early in the morning to hire labourers into his
And when he had agreed with the labourers for a penny a day, he sent
into his vineyard. And he went out about the third hour, and saw
others standing idle in the market-place, and said unto them, Go ye
into the vineyard, and whatsoever is right I will give you. And
went their way. Again he went out about the sixth and ninth hour,
and did likewise. And about the eleventh hour he went out, and
others standing idle, and saith unto them, Why stand ye here all the
idle? They say unto him, Because no man hath hired us. He
unto them, Go ye also into the vineyard; and whatsoever is right, that
shall ye receive. So when even was come, the lord of the vineyard
saith unto his steward, Call the labourers, and give them their hire,
from the last unto the first. And when they came that were hired
about the eleventh hour, they received every man a penny. But
the first came, they supposed that they should have received more; and
they likewise received every man a penny. And when they had
it, they murmured against the good-man of the house, saying, These last
have wrought but one hour, and thou hast made them equal unto us, which
have borne the burden and heat of the day. But he answered one of
them, and said, Friend, I do thee no wrong; didst not thou agree with
for a penny? Take that thine is, and go thy way; I will give unto
this last even as unto thee. Is it not lawful for me to do what I
will with mine own? Is thine eye evil, because I am good?
the last shall be first, and the first last: for many be called, but
I WILL love thee, O Lord, my strength. /
is my stony rock, and my defence : my Saviour;
2 My God, and my might, in whom I will
my shield, the horn also of my salvation, and my refuge.
3 I will call upon the Lord, which is worthy to
/ so shall I be saved from mine enemies.
Ant. The waves of death compassed me, / and the
ungodliness made me afraid.
5 The cords of hell came about me; / the snares
6 In my trouble I called upon the Lord, / and
unto my God.
7 So he heard my voice out of his holy temple,
my complaint before him entered into his ears.
Glory be. Repeat Antiphon.
MY soul cleaveth to the dust; / O quicken thou
to thy word.
26 I have acknowledged my ways, and thou
/ O teach me thy statutes.
27 Make me to understand the way of thy
precepts; / and
so shall I meditate upon thy wondrous works.
28 My soul melteth away for very heaviness: /
thou me according unto thy word.
29 Take from me the way of lying, / and
me thy law.
30 I have chosen the way of truth, / and thy
have I laid before me.
31 I cleave unto thy testimonies: / O Lord,
Alleluia, All. I will run the way of thy commandments, /
hast set my heart at liberty. All.
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