Gradual of Ss. Cyril and Methodius

Psalm 131:16-17

I will clothe her priests with salvation: and her saints shall rejoice with exceeding great joy. V. There will I bring forth a horn to David; I have prepared a lamp for my anointed.


Verse 16. Salvation. To instruct others. Bert. — The Church hath always had some virtuous priests and laics. W.

Verse 17. There. Lit. “thither,” (H.) Illuc, as Christ came from heaven. Bert. — Horn. Power and glory. This regards Solomon, and the Messias. Heb. “I will make to bud,” &c. alluding to Christ’s miraculous birth. Is. iv. 2. C. — Lamp. S. John the Baptist, (Jo. v. 35. S. Athan.) or Christ himself, (Lu. ii. 32. Apoc. xxi. 23.) though it may also be understood of David’s son and successor. C. — Yet this lamp was too dreadfully extinguished. Bert. — Christ protects his Church, which is placed for the instruction of all. W.

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