BC: Never tire of doing what is right II Thessalonians 3:13
FC: THE HOURS of MARSHALL THOMAS
1: Dedicated to Marshall A. Thomas, Jr. June 2011 by his sons, Marshall & David Thomas
2: THE HOURS OF | MARSHALL THOMAS | Husband of Jeanette B. Thomas Father to Marshall A. Thomas III & David S. Thomas | MMXI
3: Pages of reproductions provided by TIS (Thos. Illustration Studios - Chicago); text printed by Mixbook. Father's Day special edition. Dr.Thomas's contributions appear courtesy of Colossal Concepts Management: www.colossalconcepts.weebly.com 773.234.1880 | Published by Modern Masterworks Gallery, New York,2011 | All rights reserved. www.modernmasterworks.net 646.389.7431
4: This Book of Hours is a private reflection and prayer book. It is so called because the entries are arranged according to the eight canonical hours of the day. The form of this book is similar to that of the 13C and 14C common private prayer and service book.
5: Each prayer book is highly personal, exciting the patient work of artist and designer. The original artwork and the vitality of each book's direction is an example of devotion to God in response to a commission from the 7 Arts Foundation for five individual devotional folios.
6: Each manuscript of artwork and scriptures, prayers and decoration was prayed over and formed into one of five types of folios. Each Book of Hours is composed of twenty pages, illustrated and illuminated for the Christian faithful.
7: Jesus, have mercy... ~ Matins of the Hours of the Virgin: This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.
8: Jesus, have mercy ~ Lauds: Blessed is the man that walketh not in the council of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners...
9: Jesus, have mercy ~ Prime: ... nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. But his delight is in the way of the Lord, and in his law doth he meditate day and night. And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water...
10: Jesus, have mercy ~ Terce: ...that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither: and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper. The ungodly are not so: but are like the chaff which the wind driveth away.
11: Jesus, have mercy ~ Sect: ... Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment,nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.
12: Jesus, have mercy ~ None:... For the Lord knoweth the way of the righteous; but the way of the ungodly shall perish.
13: Vespers: The Lord bless you and keep you, the Lord make His face to shine upon you, and be gracious unto you. The Lord lift up His countenance upon you and grant you Peace.
14: Compline: Blessed is the name of the Lord, and blessed is God's kingdom, now and forever more...
15: Praise God from whom all blessings flow. Praise Him all creatures, here below. Praise Him above ye heavenly hosts. Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost.
16: I will extol thee, my God, O King; and I will bless thy name forever and ever. Every day will I bless thee; and I will praise thy name for ever and ever.
17: Lord, what is man, that thou takest knowledge of him! or the son of man, that thou makest account of him!
18: Hear my prayer, O Lord, give ear to my supplications: in thy faithfulness answer me, and in thy righteousness. And enter not into judgment with thy servant: for in thy sight shall no man living be justified.
19: The Lord taketh pleasure in them that fear him, in those that hope in his mercy.