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The Night Hours of the Church.

VOLUME I.

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LONDON:
J. T. HAYES, LYALL PLACE, EATON SQUARE, S.W.;

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4, HENRIETTA STREET, COVENT GARDEN.

NEW YORK :-POTT & AMERY.

138. f. 191

LONDON:

SWIFT AND CO., REGENT PRESS, KING STREET,

REGENT STREET, W.

PREFATORY NOTICE.

The following pages contain the Matin Office of the reformed Roman Breviary, as partly translated by the Rev. J. M. NEALE, and completed by members of S. Margaret's, East Grinsted. The first volume comprises the offices used from Advent to Trinity; the second, those from Trinity to Advent; admitting those festivals only (except that of Corpus Christi) which are recognised by the English Church Kalendar. A third volume, if called for, will contain offices for additional festivals, marked by italics in the Kalendar.

For the history of this Breviary the reader is referred to Dr. NEALE's Essays on Liturgiology, which explain his reason for adopting in his Sisterhood its Matin Office preferably to that of Sarum; the fact, namely, of the careful revision undergone by the Roman Office-Book, when circumstances had made it impossible that the English use should be subjected to a similar process.

This translation has been made with strict fidelity, except with regard to the following points, concerning which practical utility rendered divergence advisable.

I. Where the Lessons for the Third Nocturn of Sunday do not form a commentary on the Gospel for the day in the English Prayer-Book, such commentary has been, except in very few instances, substituted.

II. Where it appeared undesirable to translate the Office

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