Saturday, July 20, 2019

The Feast of the Prophet Elijah 2019

It came to pass, when the Lord would take Elijah up into heaven by a whirlwind, * Elisha cried out, saying: My father, my father, the chariot of Israel, and driver thereof. V. And as they went on, walking and talking together, behold a fiery chariot, and fiery horses parted them asunder: and Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven. Elisha cried out... (The twelfth reponsory from the books of Kings in the Roman Breviary.)

Folio 54r of the Hours of King Henry II of France, ca. 1550 (Bibliothèque nationale de France. Département des manuscrits. Latin 1429)
R. Factum est, dum tólleret Dóminus Elíam per túrbinem in caelum, * Eliséus clamábat, dicens: Pater mi, pater mi, currus Israël, et auríga ejus. V. Cumque pérgerent, et incedentes sermocinarentur, ecce currus ígneus et equi ígnei divisérunt utrumque, et ascendit Elías per túrbinem in caelum. Eliséus clamábat...

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