Creator not demiurge


“In the beginning God created heaven and earth.” (Genesis 1. 1) What is created is made from nothing. For what is made from something, is indeed made, but is not created, because it is not made from nothing. Therefore, God made heaven and earth; and He not only made but created them; that is, He made them from nothing. The philosophers of the pagans assumed, so to speak, a certain three principles of things without beginning: an artisan [demiurge], matter, and form, maintaining that those things which were made were all fashioned from matter into form by an artisan. But they maintained that God was a maker only, not a creator. The true faith, however, declares that there is one one first principle only which always was, and that by this alone was that which once did not exist made to exist.

¬ Hugh of St. Victor “De Sacramentis,” First Book, Part I, section 1.

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Ordo September 30


SAINT JEROME

Matins: In. & Hymn: F83. 3 Nocturns. Pss & Ants from Psalter. I: Lessons i-iii (Maccabees w/Resp given). II: Lessons iv-vi E445-7  w/Responds Common 8. (Legend). III: Lessons: vii-ix E447  w/Responds Common 8 (Matthew & Jerome). Te Deum.

Lauds: Pss & Ants from Psalter. From chapter onward of the feast using Common 8. Collect from Proper E445. Salve Regina as usual.

Vespers: Pss & Ants from Psalter. From Chapter onward of the feast using Common 8. Collect: E445 w/commem. of St. Remigius (Table 7a, Collect E448). Salve Regina as usual.

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Ordo 29 September – 2014


MICHAELMAS

Matins: Inv & Hymn Common 16 (p. F144). Pss & Ants from Common 16.  3 Nocturns. I: Lessons: i-iii (Daniel). II:Lessons iv-vi (Gregory) p. E443-4. III: Lessons: vii-ix (Matthew & Jerome) p. E444-5. Te Deum.

Lauds & Hours: all as for the Feast. Pss of Sunday, Ants from Common 16 (p. F152-3). Collect “O Everlasting” (p. E153). Salve Regina. At Prime Pss  for Prime 1.

Vespers: all as for the Feast for II Vespers from Common 16. Compline of Sunday. Commem. of St. Jerome (Table 8a, Collect p. E445 “O God”). Salve Regina.

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Science and Scripture


“Therefore, it is clear that all the natural arts serve divine science, and that the lower wisdom, rightly ordered, leads to the higher. Accordingly, under the sense of the significance of words in relation to things history is contained, which, as has been said, is served by three sciences: grammar, dialectic, and rhetoric. Under that sense, however, consisting in the significance of things in relation to mystical facts, allegory is contained. And under that sense, consisting in the meaning of things in relation to mystical things to be done, tropology is contained, and these two are served by arithmetic, geometry, astronomy, and physics. Besides these, there is above all that divine science to which the Divine Scripture leads, whether in allegory or in tropology; one division of this which is in allegory, teaches right faith, the other, which is in tropology, teaches good work. In these consist knowledge of truth and love of virtue; and this is the true restoration of man.”

¬ Hugh of St. Victor, “De Sacramentis,” Prologue, VI.

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Ordo September 27 – 2014


Simple Kalendar Matins: Inv. & Hymn Common 6 (p. F53). I Nocturn. Rule 1. Lesson i (Esther p. C610), ii (Esther combine Esther ii & iii), iii (Legend p. E442). Te Deum.

Lauds: as in the Psalter & Ordinary but from Chapter onward of the Feast using Common 6 (p. F62). Collect: “Grant, we beseech” p. E442. Salve Regina as usual.

Vespers: All as in the Psalter & Ordinary. Trinity XV (p. C688-9). Suffrage is said, Salve Regina as usual.

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Three levels of reading


“Now of this subject matter Divine Scripture treats according to a threefold sense: that is according to history, allegory, and tropology. History is the narration of events, which is contained in the first meaning of the letter; we have allegory when, through what is is said to have been done, something else is signified as done either in the past present or in the future; we have tropology when through what is said to have been done, it is signified that something ought to be done.”

¬ Hugh of St. Victor, “De Sacramentis,” Prologue IV.

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Ordo September 26 -2014


Simple Kalendar Matins: Inv & Hymn p. B126. I Nocturn. Pss of Friday (p. B126-132), Lessons: Esther (C609-10).

To commem. SS Cyprian & Justina add Legend to Lesson iii.

Simple Kalendar Lauds: all as for Friday in the Psalter & Ordinary (B132-6). Suffrage is said. Salve Regina as usual. At Prime Dominical Preces.

For SS Cyprian & Justina Table 5b Collect “O Lord” p. E441.

Simple Kalendar Vespers: as in the Psalter and Ordinary for Friday (B143-8), from Chapter onward of SS Cosmas & Damian using Common 6 (F53 – ), Collect: “Grant, we beseech” p. E442. Suffrage is NOT said. Salve Regina as usual. At Compline NO Preces.

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