Matter of Good and Drink

Antiphon:
Blessed are the meek,
 for they shall inherit the earth.
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness,
 for they shall be satisfied.

What satisfies us will fill the earth: the righteousness of God in his holy people, the justice of his holy covenant.

Chant:
Come, everyone who thirsts,
 come to the waters;
and he who has no money,
 come, buy and eat!
Come, buy wine and milk
 without money and without price.
Why do you spend your money for that which is not bread,
 and your labour for that which does not satisfy?
Listen diligently to me, and eat what is good,
 and delight yourselves in rich food.

For manna comes from the heavens: I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst. [Insert homily.] We eat and drink him.

O quam suavis est, Domine, spiritus tuus,
O how sweet, O Lord, is thy spirit,
qui ut dulcedinem tuam in filios demonstrares
who, that thou might show thy sweetness to thy sons,
pane suavissimo de caelo praestito.
supplied the sweetest bread from heaven.
Esurientes reples bonis,
Thou fillest the hungry with good things,
fastidiosos divites dimittens inanes.
sending the disgustful rich away empty.

He who will be poor, let him draw near to the table; he who scorns the body of the Lord, let him be sent away as a disgrace to the people. If you aren’t a beggar, you cannot eat of the Lord: if you feast, you’ve been made nothing, put into the form of a servant. And of the world of the proud, of the power-lustful, not one stone is left upon another, but to the jaws of Leviathan go the wicked. As for the Christ, he has been exalted.

[Eat and drink.]

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