Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Breviary Tidbits

Having been looking in Breviaries lately, one of my strange habits, I came across these Neo-Gallican little chapters for Prime and Compline, different to the Roman ones, in various French Breviaries of old:

1.  At Prime:
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For you were heretofore darkness, but now light in the Lord.  Walk then as children of the light; for the fruit of the light is in all goodness, and justice, and truth; proving what is well pleasing to God.  
(Ephesians v, 8-10)
...or this, from a Neo-Gallican Monastic Breviary:

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See, brethren, how you walk circumspectly: not as unwise, but as wise: redeeming the time, because the days are evil.
(Ephesians v, 15-16)
2.  At Compline:
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All you are the children of light, and children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness; therefore, let us not sleep, as others do; but let us watch, and be sober.
(I Thessalonians v, 5-6)
Good texts to chew over...

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