1 Kings ( 1 Samuel) 28.3-25
WHAT WAS READ IS LENGTHY, and since there is need to give a summary, here are1. the sections. The order of events of what concerns Nabal the Carmelite was read first,2. then the history which concerns David hiding with the Ziphites and being at variance with them, and then that Saul, wanting to seize David, came, and once he had come he bided his time. But David sneaked up on Saul and, while he and his guards were sleeping, he3. took the spear and pitcher of water, and, after this, he lectured those who were entrusted to guard Saul and yet were found asleep.4. Then next came the third section of the history: David fled to the King of Geth, and after a while David, after many exploits, found favor with him, to whom the King said, I will make you head of my bodyguards.5. Following these events there is the famous history concerning the medium and Samuel, that the medium had apparently conjured up Samuel and that Samuel prophesied to Saul.
(2) There being four pericopes, each of which has not a few events and which can also, for those able to examine them, occupy hours not of just one service but of many, let our bishop point out one of the four in order that we may occupy ourselves concerning it.
(3) Let us examine, he says, what concerns the medium.____________________