Die Octavæ S. Joseph ~ Semiduplex
Commemoratio: S. Joannis Baptistæ de la Salle Confessoris

Matutinum    05-15-2019

Ante Divinum officium
Incipit
Pater noster, qui es in cælis, sanctificétur nomen tuum: advéniat regnum tuum: fiat volúntas tua, sicut in cælo et in terra. Panem nostrum quotidiánum da nobis hódie: et dimítte nobis débita nostra, sicut et nos dimíttimus debitóribus nostris: et ne nos indúcas in tentatiónem: sed líbera nos a malo. Amen.
Ave María, grátia plena; Dóminus tecum: benedícta tu in muliéribus, et benedíctus fructus ventris tui Jesus. Sancta María, Mater Dei, ora pro nobis peccatóribus, nunc et in hora mortis nostræ. Amen.
Credo in Deum, Patrem omnipoténtem, Creatórem cæli et terræ.
Et in Jesum Christum, Fílium ejus únicum, Dóminum nostrum: qui concéptus est de Spíritu Sancto, natus ex María Vírgine, passus sub Póntio Piláto, crucifíxus, mórtuus, et sepúltus: descéndit ad ínferos; tértia die resurréxit a mórtuis; ascéndit ad cælos; sedet ad déxteram Dei Patris omnipoténtis: inde ventúrus est judicáre vivos et mórtuos.
Credo in Spíritum Sanctum, sanctam Ecclésiam cathólicam, Sanctórum communiónem, remissiónem peccatórum, carnis resurrectiónem, vitam ætérnam. Amen.
V. Dómine, lábia +︎ mea apéries.
R. Et os meum annuntiábit laudem tuam.
V. Deus in adjutórium meum inténde.
R. Dómine, ad adjuvándum me festína.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Sicut erat in princípio, et nunc, et semper, * et in sǽcula sæculórum. Amen.
Allelúja.
Start
Our Father, who art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation: But deliver us from evil. Amen.
Hail Mary, full of grace; The Lord is with thee; Blessed art thou amongst women, And blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God, Pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen.
I believe in God, the Father almighty, Creator of heaven and earth.
And in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord; who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried: he descended into hell; the third day he arose again from the dead; he ascended into heaven; sitteth at the right hand of God the Father almighty: from thence he shall come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Ghost, the holy catholic Church, the communion of Saints, the forgiveness of sins. The resurrection of the body. And life everlasting. Amen.
V. O Lord, +︎ open thou my lips.
R. And my mouth shall declare thy praise.
V. O God, come to my assistance;
R. O Lord, make haste to help me.
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Ghost.
R. As it was in the beginning, is now, * and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
Alleluia.
Invitatorium {Antiphona ex Commune aut Festo}
Ant. Laudemus Deum nostrum * In veneratione beati Joseph, protectoris nostri, allelúja.
Ant. Laudemus Deum nostrum * In veneratione beati Joseph, protectoris nostri, allelúja.
Veníte, exsultémus Dómino, jubilémus Deo, salutári nostro: præoccupémus fáciem ejus in confessióne, et in psalmis jubilémus ei.
Ant. Laudemus Deum nostrum * In veneratione beati Joseph, protectoris nostri, allelúja.
Quóniam Deus magnus Dóminus, et Rex magnus super omnes deos, quóniam non repéllet Dóminus plebem suam: quia in manu ejus sunt omnes fines terræ, et altitúdines móntium ipse cónspicit.
Ant. In veneratione beati Joseph, protectoris nostri, allelúja.
Quóniam ipsíus est mare, et ipse fecit illud, et áridam fundavérunt manus ejus (genuflectitur) veníte, adorémus, et procidámus ante Deum: plorémus coram Dómino, qui fecit nos, quia ipse est Dóminus, Deus noster; nos autem pópulus ejus, et oves páscuæ ejus.
Ant. Laudemus Deum nostrum * In veneratione beati Joseph, protectoris nostri, allelúja.
Hódie, si vocem ejus audiéritis, nolíte obduráre corda vestra, sicut in exacerbatióne secúndum diem tentatiónis in desérto: ubi tentavérunt me patres vestri, probavérunt et vidérunt ópera mea.
Ant. In veneratione beati Joseph, protectoris nostri, allelúja.
Quadragínta annis próximus fui generatióni huic, et dixi; Semper hi errant corde, ipsi vero non cognovérunt vias meas: quibus jurávi in ira mea; Si introíbunt in réquiem meam.
Ant. Laudemus Deum nostrum * In veneratione beati Joseph, protectoris nostri, allelúja.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Sicut erat in princípio, et nunc, et semper, * et in sǽcula sæculórum. Amen.
Ant. In veneratione beati Joseph, protectoris nostri, allelúja.
Ant. Laudemus Deum nostrum * In veneratione beati Joseph, protectoris nostri, allelúja.
Invitatory {Antiphon from the Common or Feast}
Ant. In worshipful remembrance of our blessed Defender Joseph,* let us praise our God. Alleluia.
Ant. In worshipful remembrance of our blessed Defender Joseph,* let us praise our God. Alleluia.
Come let us praise the Lord with joy: let us joyfully sing to God our saviour. Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving; and make a joyful noise to him with psalms.
Ant. In worshipful remembrance of our blessed Defender Joseph,* let us praise our God. Alleluia.
For the Lord is a great God, and a great King above all gods. For the Lord will not cast off his people: for in his hand are all the ends of the earth, and the heights of the mountains are his.
Ant. let us praise our God. Alleluia.
For the sea is his, and he made it: and his hands formed the dry land. (genuflect) Come let us adore and fall down: and weep before the Lord that made us: For he is the Lord our God: and we are the people of his pasture and the sheep of his hand.
Ant. In worshipful remembrance of our blessed Defender Joseph,* let us praise our God. Alleluia.
Today if you shall hear his voice, harden not your hearts: As in the provocation, according to the day of temptation in the wilderness: where your fathers tempted me, they proved me, and saw my works.
Ant. let us praise our God. Alleluia.
Forty years long was I offended with that generation, and I said: These always err in heart. And these men have not known my ways: so I swore in my wrath that they shall not enter into my rest.
Ant. In worshipful remembrance of our blessed Defender Joseph,* let us praise our God. Alleluia.
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Ghost.
R. As it was in the beginning, is now, * and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
Ant. let us praise our God. Alleluia.
Ant. In worshipful remembrance of our blessed Defender Joseph,* let us praise our God. Alleluia.
Hymnus {ex Commune aut Festo}
Te, Joseph, célebrent ágmina cǽlitum,
Te cuncti résonent christíadum chori,
Qui clarus méritis, junctus est ínclitæ
Casto fœ́dere Vírgini.

Almo cum túmidam gérmine cónjugem
Admírans, dúbio tángeris ánxius,
Afflátu súperi Fláminis Angelus
Concéptum Púerum docet.

Tu natum Dóminum stringis, ad éxteras
Ægýpti prófugum tu séqueris plagas;
Amíssum Sólymis quæris, et ínvenis,
Miscens gáudia flétibus.

Post mortem réliquos sors pia cónsecrat,
Palmámque eméritos glória súscipit:
Tu vivens, Súperis par, frúeris Deo,
Mira sorte beátior.

Nobis, summa Trias, parce precántibus,
Da Joseph méritis sídera scándere:
Ut tandem líceat nos tibi pérpetim
Gratum prómere cánticum.
Amen.
Hymn {from the Common or Feast}
Let angels chant thy praise, pure spouse of purest bride,
While Christendom's sweet choirs the gladsome strains repeat,
To tell thy wondrous fame, to raise the pealing hymn,
Wherewith we all thy glory greet.

When doubts and bitter fears thy heavy heart oppressed,
And filled thy righteous soul with sorrow and dismay,
An angel quickly came, the wondrous secret told,
And drove thy anxious griefs away.

Thy arms thy new-born Lord, with tender joy embrace;
Him then to Egypt's land thy watchful care doth bring;
Him in the temple's courts once lost thou dost regain,
And 'mid thy tears dost greet thy King.

Not till death's pangs are o'er do others gain their crown,
But, Joseph, unto thee the blessed lot was given
While life did yet endure, thy God to see and know,
As do the saints above in heaven.

Grant us, great Trinity, for Joseph's holy sake,
In highest bliss and love, above the stars to reign,
That we in joy with him may praise our loving God,
And sing our glad eternal strain.
Amen.
Psalmi cum lectionibus {Antiphonæ ex Psalterio secundum tempora}
Nocturn I.
Ant. Allelúja, * allelúja, allelúja.
Psalmus 44(2-10) [1]
44:2 Eructávit cor meum verbum bonum: * dico ego ópera mea Regi.
44:2 Lingua mea cálamus scribæ: * velóciter scribéntis.
44:3 Speciósus forma præ fíliis hóminum, diffúsa est grátia in lábiis tuis: * proptérea benedíxit te Deus in ætérnum.
44:4 Accíngere gládio tuo super femur tuum, * potentíssime.
44:5 Spécie tua et pulchritúdine tua: * inténde, próspere procéde, et regna.
44:5 Propter veritátem, et mansuetúdinem, et justítiam: * et dedúcet te mirabíliter déxtera tua.
44:6 Sagíttæ tuæ acútæ, pópuli sub te cadent: * in corda inimicórum Regis.
44:7 Sedes tua, Deus, in sǽculum sǽculi: * virga directiónis virga regni tui.
44:8 Dilexísti justítiam, et odísti iniquitátem: * proptérea unxit te, Deus, Deus tuus, óleo lætítiæ præ consórtibus tuis.
44:9 Myrrha, et gutta, et cásia a vestiméntis tuis, a dómibus ebúrneis: * ex quibus delectavérunt te fíliæ regum in honóre tuo.
44:10 Ástitit regína a dextris tuis in vestítu deauráto: * circúmdata varietáte.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Sicut erat in princípio, et nunc, et semper, * et in sǽcula sæculórum. Amen.
Psalms with lections {Antiphons from the Psalter for the season of the Church year}
Nocturn I.
Ant. Alleluia, * alleluia, alleluia.
Psalm 44(2-10) [1]
44:2 My heart hath uttered a good word; * I speak my works to the King.
44:2 My tongue is the pen of a scrivener * that writeth swiftly.
44:3 Thou art beautiful above the sons of men: grace is poured abroad in thy lips; * therefore hath God blessed thee for ever.
44:4 Gird thy sword upon thy thigh, * O thou most mighty.
44:5 With thy comeliness and thy beauty * set out, proceed prosperously, and reign.
44:5 Because of truth and meekness and justice: * and thy right hand shall conduct thee wonderfully.
44:6 Thy arrows are sharp: under thee shall people fall, * into the hearts of the king’s enemies.
44:7 Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: * the sceptre of thy kingdom is a sceptre of uprightness.
44:8 Thou hast loved justice, and hated iniquity: * therefore God, thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows.
44:9 Myrrh and stacte and cassia perfume thy garments, from the ivory houses: * out of which the daughters of kings have delighted thee in thy glory.
44:10 The queen stood on thy right hand, in gilded clothing; * surrounded with variety.
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Ghost.
R. As it was in the beginning, is now, * and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
Psalmus 44(11-18) [2]
44:11 Audi fília, et vide, et inclína aurem tuam: * et oblivíscere pópulum tuum et domum patris tui.
44:12 Et concupíscet Rex decórem tuum: * quóniam ipse est Dóminus Deus tuus, et adorábunt eum.
44:13 Et fíliæ Tyri in munéribus * vultum tuum deprecabúntur: omnes dívites plebis.
44:14 Omnis glória ejus fíliæ Regis ab intus, * in fímbriis áureis circumamícta varietátibus.
44:15 Adducéntur Regi vírgines post eam: * próximæ ejus afferéntur tibi.
44:16 Afferéntur in lætítia et exsultatióne: * adducéntur in templum Regis.
44:17 Pro pátribus tuis nati sunt tibi fílii: * constítues eos príncipes super omnem terram.
44:18 Mémores erunt nóminis tui: * in omni generatióne et generatiónem.
44:18 Proptérea pópuli confitebúntur tibi in ætérnum: * et in sǽculum sǽculi.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Sicut erat in princípio, et nunc, et semper, * et in sǽcula sæculórum. Amen.
Psalm 44(11-18) [2]
44:11 Hearken, O daughter, and see, and incline thy ear: * and forget thy people and thy father’s house.
44:12 And the king shall greatly desire thy beauty; * for he is the Lord thy God, and him they shall adore.
44:13 And the daughters of Tyre with gifts, * yea, all the rich among the people, shall entreat thy countenance.
44:14 All the glory of the king’s daughter is within, * in golden borders, clothed round about with varieties.
44:15 After her shall virgins be brought to the king: * her neighbours shall be brought to thee.
44:16 They shall be brought with gladness and rejoicing: * they shall be brought into the temple of the king.
44:17 Instead of thy fathers, sons are born to thee: * thou shalt make them princes over all the earth.
44:18 They shall remember thy name * throughout all generations.
44:18 Therefore shall people praise thee for ever; yea, * for ever and ever.
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Ghost.
R. As it was in the beginning, is now, * and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
Psalmus 45 [3]
45:2 Deus noster refúgium, et virtus: * adjútor in tribulatiónibus, quæ invenérunt nos nimis.
45:3 Proptérea non timébimus dum turbábitur terra: * et transferéntur montes in cor maris.
45:4 Sonuérunt, et turbátæ sunt aquæ eórum: * conturbáti sunt montes in fortitúdine ejus.
45:5 Flúminis ímpetus lætíficat civitátem Dei: * sanctificávit tabernáculum suum Altíssimus.
45:6 Deus in médio ejus, non commovébitur: * adjuvábit eam Deus mane dilúculo.
45:7 Conturbátæ sunt gentes, et inclináta sunt regna: * dedit vocem suam, mota est terra.
45:8 Dóminus virtútum nobíscum: * suscéptor noster Deus Jacob.
45:9 Veníte, et vidéte ópera Dómini, quæ pósuit prodígia super terram: * áuferens bella usque ad finem terræ.
45:10 Arcum cónteret, et confrínget arma: * et scuta combúret igni.
45:11 Vacáte, et vidéte quóniam ego sum Deus: * exaltábor in géntibus, et exaltábor in terra.
45:12 Dóminus virtútum nobíscum: * suscéptor noster Deus Jacob.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Sicut erat in princípio, et nunc, et semper, * et in sǽcula sæculórum. Amen.

Ant. Allelúja, allelúja, allelúja.
Psalm 45 [3]
45:2 Our God is our refuge and strength: * a helper in troubles, which have found us exceedingly.
45:3 Therefore we will not fear, when the earth shall be troubled; * and the mountains shall be removed into the heart of the sea.
45:4 Their waters roared and were troubled: * the mountains were troubled with his strength.
45:5 The stream of the river maketh the city of God joyful: * the most High hath sanctified his own tabernacle.
45:6 God is in the midst thereof, it shall not be moved: * God will help it in the morning early.
45:7 Nations were troubled, and kingdoms were bowed down: * he uttered his voice, the earth trembled.
45:8 The Lord of armies is with us: * the God of Jacob is our protector.
45:9 Come and behold ye the works of the Lord: what wonders he hath done upon earth, * making wars to cease even to the end of the earth.
45:10 He shall destroy the bow, and break the weapons: * and the shield he shall burn in the fire.
45:11 Be still and see that I am God; * I will be exalted among the nations, and I will be exalted in the earth.
45:12 The Lord of armies is with us: * the God of Jacob is our protector.
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Ghost.
R. As it was in the beginning, is now, * and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Ant. Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.
V. Deus regeneravit nos in spem vivam, allelúia.
R. Per resurrectiónem Jesu Christi ex mórtuis, allelúia.
V. God hath begotten us again unto a lively hope, alleluia.
R. By the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, alleluia.
Pater noster, qui es in cælis, sanctificétur nomen tuum: advéniat regnum tuum: fiat volúntas tua, sicut in cælo et in terra. Panem nostrum quotidiánum da nobis hódie: et dimítte nobis débita nostra, sicut et nos dimíttimus debitóribus nostris:
V. Et ne nos indúcas in tentatiónem:
R. Sed líbera nos a malo.
Absolutio. Exáudi, Dómine Jesu Christe, preces servórum tuórum, et miserére nobis: Qui cum Patre et Spíritu Sancto vivis et regnas in sǽcula sæculórum. Amen.
Our Father, who art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us.
V. And lead us not into temptation:
R. But deliver us from evil.
Absolution. O Lord Jesus Christ, graciously hear the prayers of Thy servants, and have mercy upon us, Who livest and reignest with the Father, and the Holy Ghost, ever world without end. Amen.

V. Jube, domne, benedícere.
Benedictio. Benedictióne perpétua benedícat nos Pater ætérnus. Amen.

Lectio 1
De libro Apocalýpsis beáti Joánnis Apóstoli
Apo 5:1-7
1 Et vidi in déxtera sedéntis supra thronum, librum scriptum intus et foris, signátum sigíllis septem.
2 Et vidi ángelum fortem, prædicántem voce magna: Quis est dignus aperíre librum, et sólvere signácula eius?
3 Et nemo póterat neque in cælo, neque in terra, neque subtus terram aperíre librum, neque respícere illum.
4 Et ego flebam multum, quóniam nemo dignus invéntus est aperíre librum, nec vidére eum.
5 Et unus de senióribus dixit mihi: Ne fléveris: ecce vicit leo de tribu Juda, radix David, aperíre librum, et sólvere septem signácula eius.
6 Et vidi: et ecce in médio throni et quátuor animálium, et in médio seniórum, Agnum stantem tamquam occísum, habéntem córnua septem, et óculos septem: qui sunt septem spíritus Dei, missi in omnem terram.
7 Et venit: et accépit de déxtera sedéntis in throno librum.
V. Tu autem, Dómine, miserére nobis.
R. Deo grátias.

R. Platéæ tuæ, Jerúsalem, sternéntur auro mundo, allelúja: et cantábitur in te cánticum lætítiæ, allelúja:
* Et per omnes vicos tuos ab univérsis dicétur, allelúja, allelúja.
V. Luce splendida fulgebis, et omnes fines terræ adorábunt te.
R. Et per omnes vicos tuos ab univérsis dicétur, allelúja, allelúja.

V. Grant, Lord, a blessing.
Benediction. May the Eternal Father bless us with an eternal blessing. Amen.

Reading 1
Lesson from the book of Revelation
Rev 5:1-7
1 And I saw in the right hand of him that sat on the throne, a book written within and without, sealed with seven seals.
2 And I saw a strong angel, proclaiming with a loud voice: Who is worthy to open the book, and to loose the seals thereof?
3 And no man was able, neither in heaven, nor on earth, nor under the earth, to open the book, nor to look on it.
4 And I wept much, because no man was found worthy to open the book, nor to see it.
5 And one of the ancients said to me: Weep not; behold the lion of the tribe of Juda, the root of David, hath prevailed to open the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof.
6 And I saw: and behold in the midst of the throne and of the four living creatures, and in the midst of the ancients, a Lamb standing as it were slain, having seven horns and seven eyes: which are the seven Spirits of God, sent forth into all the earth.
7 And he came and took the book out of the right hand of him that sat on the throne.
V. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us.
R. Thanks be to God.

R. Thy streets, O Jerusalem, shall bel paved with pure gold, Alleluia, and the song of joy shall be sung in thee. Alleluia.
* And all that pass through all thy streets shall say Alleluia, Alleluia.
V. Thy light shall be exceeding glorious, and all the ends of the earth shall worship thee.
R. And all that pass through all thy streets shall say Alleluia, Alleluia.
V. Jube, domne, benedícere.
Benedictio. Unigénitus Dei Fílius nos benedícere et adjuváre dignétur. Amen.

Lectio 2
Apo 5:8-10
8 Et cum aperuísset librum, quátuor animália, et vigínti quátuor senióres cecidérunt coram Agno, habéntes sínguli cítharas, et phíalas áureas plenas odoramentórum, quæ sunt oratiónes sanctórum:
9 Et cantábant cánticum novum, dicéntes: Dignus es, Dómine, accípere librum, et aperíre signácula eius: quóniam occísus es, et redemísti nos Deo in sánguine tuo ex omni tribu, et lingua, et pópulo, et natióne:
10 Et fecísti nos Deo nostro regnum, et sacerdótes: et regnábimus super terram.
V. Tu autem, Dómine, miserére nobis.
R. Deo grátias.

R. Decantábat pópulus Israël, allelúja: et univérsa multitúdo Jacob canebat legitime:
* Et David cum cantóribus cítharam percutiébat in domo Dómini, et laudes Deo canébat, allelúja, allelúja.
V. Sanctificáti sunt ergo sacerdótes et levitæ: et univérsus Israël deducébat arcam fœderis Dómini in júbilo.
R. Et David cum cantóribus cítharam percutiébat in domo Dómini, et laudes Deo canébat, allelúja, allelúja.
V. Grant, Lord, a blessing.
Benediction. May the Son, the Sole-begotten, mercifully bless and keep us. Amen.

Reading 2
Rev 5:8-10
8 And when he had opened the book, the four living creatures, and the four and twenty ancients fell down before the Lamb, having every one of them harps, and golden vials full of odours, which are the prayers of saints:
9 And they sung a new canticle, saying: Thou art worthy, O Lord, to take the book, and to open the seals thereof; because thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God, in thy blood, out of every tribe, and tongue, and people, and nation.
10 And hast made us to our God a kingdom and priests, and we shall reign on the earth.
V. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us.
R. Thanks be to God.

R. The people of Israel sung: Alleluia and all the multitude of Jacob sung in measure.
* And David [was with the singers, (and) played upon an harp in the house of the Lord, and sung praises unto God. Alleluia, Alleluia.
V. So the Priests and the Levites were sanctified, and all Israel brought up the ark of the covenant of the Lord with shouting.
R. And David [was with the singers, (and) played upon an harp in the house of the Lord, and sung praises unto God. Alleluia, Alleluia.
V. Jube, domne, benedícere.
Benedictio. Spíritus Sancti grátia illúminet sensus et corda nostra. Amen.

Lectio 3
Apo 5:11-14
11 Et vidi, et audívi vocem angelórum multórum in circúitu throni, et animálium, et seniórum: et erat númerus eórum míllia míllium,
12 Dicéntium voce magna: Dignus est Agnus, qui occísus est, accípere virtútem, et divinitátem, et sapiéntiam, et fortitúdinem, et honórem, et glóriam, et benedictiónem.
13 Et omnem creatúram, quæ in cælo est, et super terram, et sub terra, et quæ sunt in mari, et quæ in eo: omnes audívi dicéntes: Sedénti in throno, et Agno, benedíctio et honor, et glória, et potéstas in sǽcula sæculórum.
14 Et quátuor animália dicébant: Amen. Et vigínti quátuor senióres cecidérunt in fácies suas: et adoravérunt vivéntem in sǽcula sæculórum.
V. Tu autem, Dómine, miserére nobis.
R. Deo grátias.

R. Vidi portam civitátis ad Oriéntem pósitam, et Apostolórum nómina et Agni super eam scripta:
* Et super muros ejus Angelórum custódiam, allelúja.
V. Vidi cælum novum, et terram novam, et civitátem novam descendéntem de cælo.
R. Et super muros ejus Angelórum custódiam, allelúja.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Et super muros ejus Angelórum custódiam, allelúja.
V. Grant, Lord, a blessing.
Benediction. May the grace of the Holy Spirit enlighten all our hearts and minds. Amen.

Reading 3
Rev 5:11-14
11 And I beheld, and I heard the voice of many angels round about the throne, and the living creatures, and the ancients; and the number of them was thousands of thousands,
12 Saying with a loud voice: The Lamb that was slain is worthy to receive power, and divinity, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and benediction.
3 And every creature, which is in heaven, and on the earth, and under the earth, and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them: I heard all saying: To him that sitteth on the throne, and to the Lamb, benediction, and honour, and glory, and power, for ever and ever.
14 And the four living creatures said: Amen. And the four and twenty ancients fell down on their faces, and adored him that liveth for ever and ever.
V. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us.
R. Thanks be to God.

R. And I heard a voice from heaven, as the noise of many waters and as the voice of great thunder, alleluia: the Lord shall reign for ever, alleluia:
* Now is come salvation and strength and the kingdom of our God and the power of his Christ, alleluia, alleluia.
V. And a voice came out from the throne, saying: Give praise to our God, all ye his servants: and you that fear him, little and great.
R. Now is come salvation and strength and the kingdom of our God and the power of his Christ, alleluia, alleluia.
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Ghost.
R. Now is come salvation and strength and the kingdom of our God and the power of his Christ, alleluia, alleluia.
Nocturn II.
Ant. Allelúja, * allelúja, allelúja.
Psalmus 47 [4]
47:2 Magnus Dóminus, et laudábilis nimis * in civitáte Dei nostri, in monte sancto ejus.
47:3 Fundátur exsultatióne univérsæ terræ mons Sion, * látera Aquilónis, cívitas Regis magni.
47:4 Deus in dómibus ejus cognoscétur: * cum suscípiet eam.
47:5 Quóniam ecce reges terræ congregáti sunt: * convenérunt in unum.
47:6 Ipsi vidéntes sic admiráti sunt, conturbáti sunt, commóti sunt: * tremor apprehéndit eos.
47:7 Ibi dolóres ut parturiéntis: * in spíritu veheménti cónteres naves Tharsis.
47:9 Sicut audívimus, sic vídimus in civitáte Dómini virtútum, in civitáte Dei nostri: * Deus fundávit eam in ætérnum.
47:10 Suscépimus, Deus, misericórdiam tuam, * in médio templi tui.
47:11 Secúndum nomen tuum, Deus, sic et laus tua in fines terræ: * justítia plena est déxtera tua.
47:12 Lætétur mons Sion, et exsúltent fíliæ Judæ: * propter judícia tua, Dómine.
47:13 Circúmdate Sion, et complectímini eam: * narráte in túrribus ejus.
47:14 Pónite corda vestra in virtúte ejus: * et distribúite domos ejus, ut enarrétis in progénie áltera.
47:15 Quóniam hic est Deus, Deus noster in ætérnum et in sǽculum sǽculi: * ipse reget nos in sǽcula.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Sicut erat in princípio, et nunc, et semper, * et in sǽcula sæculórum. Amen.
Nocturn II.
Ant. Alleluia, * alleluia, alleluia.
Psalm 47 [4]
47:2 Great is the Lord, and exceedingly to be praised * in the city of our God, in his holy mountain.
47:3 With the joy of the whole earth is mount Sion founded, * on the sides of the north, the city of the great king.
47:4 In her houses shall God be known, * when he shall protect her.
47:5 For behold the kings of the earth assembled themselves: * they gathered together.
47:6 So they saw, and they wondered, they were troubled, they were moved: * trembling took hold of them.
47:7 There were pains as of a woman in labour; * with a vehement wind thou shalt break in pieces the ships of Tharsis.
47:9 As we have heard, so have we seen, in the city of the Lord of hosts, in the city of our God: * God hath founded it for ever.
47:10 We have received thy mercy, O God, * in the midst of thy temple.
47:11 According to thy name, O God, so also is thy praise unto the ends of the earth: * thy right hand is full of justice.
47:12 Let mount Sion rejoice, and the daughters of Juda be glad; * because of thy judgments, O Lord.
47:13 Surround Sion, and encompass her: * tell ye in her towers.
47:14 Set your hearts on her strength; and distribute her houses, * that ye may relate it in another generation.
47:15 For this is God, our God unto eternity, and for ever and ever: * he shall rule us for evermore.
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Ghost.
R. As it was in the beginning, is now, * and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
Psalmus 48(2-13) [5]
48:2 Audíte hæc, omnes gentes: * áuribus percípite omnes, qui habitátis orbem:
48:3 Quique terrígenæ, et fílii hóminum: * simul in unum dives et pauper.
48:4 Os meum loquétur sapiéntiam: * et meditátio cordis mei prudéntiam.
48:5 Inclinábo in parábolam aurem meam: * apériam in psaltério propositiónem meam.
48:6 Cur timébo in die mala? * iníquitas calcánei mei circúmdabit me:
48:7 Qui confídunt in virtúte sua: * et in multitúdine divitiárum suárum gloriántur.
48:8 Frater non rédimit, rédimet homo: * non dabit Deo placatiónem suam.
48:9 Et prétium redemptiónis ánimæ suæ: * et laborábit in ætérnum, et vivet adhuc in finem.
48:11 Non vidébit intéritum, cum víderit sapiéntes moriéntes: * simul insípiens, et stultus períbunt.
48:11 Et relínquent aliénis divítias suas: * et sepúlcra eórum domus illórum in ætérnum.
48:12 Tabernácula eórum in progénie et progénie: * vocavérunt nómina sua in terris suis.
48:13 Et homo, cum in honóre esset, non intelléxit: * comparátus est juméntis insipiéntibus, et símilis factus est illis.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Sicut erat in princípio, et nunc, et semper, * et in sǽcula sæculórum. Amen.
Psalm 48(2-13) [5]
48:2 Hear these things, all ye nations: * give ear, all ye inhabitants of the world.
48:3 All you that are earthborn, and you sons of men: * both rich and poor together.
48:4 My mouth shall speak wisdom: * and the meditation of my heart understanding
48:5 I will incline my ear to a parable; * I will open my proposition on the psaltery.
48:6 Why shall I fear in the evil day? * the iniquity of my heel shall encompass me.
48:7 They that trust in their own strength, * and glory in the multitude of their riches,
48:8 No brother can redeem, nor shall man redeem: * he shall not give to God his ransom,
48:9 Nor the price of the redemption of his soul: * and shall labour for ever, and shall still live unto the end.
48:11 He shall not see destruction, when he shall see the wise dying: * the senseless and the fool shall perish together:
48:11 And they shall leave their riches to strangers: * and their sepulchres shall be their houses for ever.
48:12 Their dwelling places to all generations: * they have called their lands by their names.
48:13 And man when he was in honour did not understand; * he is compared to senseless beasts, and is become like to them.
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Ghost.
R. As it was in the beginning, is now, * and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
Psalmus 48(14-21) [6]
48:14 Hæc via illórum scándalum ipsis: * et póstea in ore suo complacébunt.
48:15 Sicut oves in inférno pósiti sunt: * mors depáscet eos.
48:15 Et dominabúntur eórum justi in matutíno: * et auxílium eórum veteráscet in inférno a glória eórum.
48:16 Verúmtamen Deus rédimet ánimam meam de manu ínferi: * cum accéperit me.
48:17 Ne timúeris, cum dives factus fúerit homo: * et cum multiplicáta fúerit glória domus ejus.
48:18 Quóniam cum interíerit, non sumet ómnia: * neque descéndet cum eo glória ejus.
48:19 Quia ánima ejus in vita ipsíus benedicétur: * confitébitur tibi cum beneféceris ei.
48:20 Introíbit usque in progénies patrum suórum: * et usque in ætérnum non vidébit lumen.
48:21 Homo, cum in honóre esset, non intelléxit: * comparátus est juméntis insipiéntibus, et símilis factus est illis.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Sicut erat in princípio, et nunc, et semper, * et in sǽcula sæculórum. Amen.

Ant. Allelúja, allelúja, allelúja.
Psalm 48(14-21) [6]
48:14 This way of theirs is a stumbling block to them: * and afterwards they shall delight in their mouth.
48:15 They are laid in hell like sheep: * death shall feed upon them.
48:15 And the just shall have dominion over them in the morning; * and their help shall decay in hell from their glory.
48:16 But God will redeem my soul from the hand of hell, * when he shall receive me.
48:17 Be not thou afraid, when a man shall be made rich, * and when the glory of his house shall be increased.
48:18 For when he shall die he shall take nothing away; * nor shall his glory descend with him.
48:19 For in his lifetime his soul will be blessed: * and he will praise thee when thou shalt do well to him.
48:20 He shall go in to the generations of his fathers: * and he shall never see light.
48:21 Man when he was in honour did not understand: * he hath been compared to senseless beasts, and made like to them.
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Ghost.
R. As it was in the beginning, is now, * and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Ant. Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.
V. Deus suscitávit Christum a mórtuis, allelúia.
R. Ut fides nostra et spes esset in Deo, allelúia.
V. God raised up Christ from the dead, alleluia.
R. That your faith and hope might be in God, alleluia.
Pater noster, qui es in cælis, sanctificétur nomen tuum: advéniat regnum tuum: fiat volúntas tua, sicut in cælo et in terra. Panem nostrum quotidiánum da nobis hódie: et dimítte nobis débita nostra, sicut et nos dimíttimus debitóribus nostris:
V. Et ne nos indúcas in tentatiónem:
R. Sed líbera nos a malo.
Absolutio. Ipsíus píetas et misericórdia nos ádjuvet, qui cum Patre et Spíritu Sancto vivit et regnat in sǽcula sæculórum. Amen.
Our Father, who art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us.
V. And lead us not into temptation:
R. But deliver us from evil.
Absolution. May His loving-kindness and mercy help us, Who liveth and reigneth with the Father, and the Holy Ghost, world without end. Amen.

V. Jube, domne, benedícere.
Benedictio. Deus Pater omnípotens sit nobis propítius et clemens. Amen.

Lectio 4
Sermo sancti Augustíni Epíscopi
Liber 1 de Nupt. et Concup., c. 11
Non falláciter ab Angelo dictum est ad Joseph: Noli timére accípere Maríam cónjugem tuam. Conjux vocátur ex prima fide desponsatiónis, quam concúbitu nec cognóverat nec fúerat cognitúrus; nec períerat nec mendax mánserat cónjugis appellátio, ubi nec fúerat nec futúra erat ulla carnis commíxtio. Erat quippe illa Virgo; ídeo et sánctius et mirabílius jucúnda suo viro, quia étiam fœcúnda sine viro, prole dispar, fide compar. Propter quod fidéle conjúgium paréntes Christi vocári ambo meruérunt, et non solum illa mater, verum étiam ille pater ejus, sicut conjux matris ejus, utrúmque mente, non carne. Sive autem ille pater sola mente, sive illa mater et carne, paréntes tamen ambo humilitátis ejus, non sublimitátis; infirmitátis, non divinitátis.
V. Tu autem, Dómine, miserére nobis.
R. Deo grátias.

R. Dedisti mihi protectionem salutis tuæ, et dextera tua suscepit me:
* Protector meus, et cornu salutis meæ, et susceptor meus, allelúja.
V. Ego protector tuus sum, et merces tua magna nimis.
R. Protector meus, et cornu salutis meæ, et susceptor meus, allelúja.

V. Grant, Lord, a blessing.
Benediction. May God the Father Omnipotent, be to us merciful and clement. Amen.

Reading 4
From a Sermon by St. Augustine the Bishop
Liber 1 de Nupt. et Concup., c. 11
The Angel did not speak falsely when he said to Joseph: Fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife. She is called wife because of the mutual confidence established between them at the time of her espousal, although he had not known her carnally, nor was he ever so to do. And the name of wife was not lost or rendered untrue because there had not been any carnal intercourse, and would not be in the future. She was, in fact, The Virgin; and therefore she was holier and a more wonderful source of joy to her husband just because she became a mother without a man's intervention. Thus he knew her to be like unto himself in faithfulness, unlike him as regards her offspring. On account of his faithful union, both of them merited the name of Christ's parents. And not only is she called his Mother, but he also is called his father, as being the husband of his Mother, not according to the flesh, but according to the spirit. But even though he was a father only in spirit, whilst she was Mother according to the flesh, yet they both were the parents of his humility, not of his glory; of his infirmity, not of his divinity.
V. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us.
R. Thanks be to God.

R. Thou hast given me the shield of thy salvation, and thy right hand hath holden me up.
* My buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my refuge. Alleluia.
V. I am thy shield and thy exceeding great reward.
R. My buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my refuge. Alleluia.
V. Jube, domne, benedícere.
Benedictio. Christus perpétuæ det nobis gáudia vitæ. Amen.

Lectio 5
Neque enim mentítur Evangélium, ubi légitur: Et erat Pater ejus et Mater mirántes super his, quæ dicebántur de illo. Et álio loco: Ibant paréntes ejus per omnes annos in Jerúsalem. Item paulo post: Et dixit Mater ejus ad illum: Fili, quid fecísti nobis sic? Ecce pater tuus et ego doléntes quærebámus te. At ille, ut osténderet habére se præter illos Patrem, qui eum génuit præter matrem, respóndit eis: Quid est, quod me quærebátis? Nesciebátis, quia in his, quæ Patris mei sunt, opórtet me esse? Et rursum, ne hoc dicto paréntes illos negásse putarétur, Evangelísta secútus adjúnxit: Et ipsi non intellexérunt verbum quod locútus est ad illos; et descéndit cum eis, et venit Názareth, et erat súbditus illis. Quibus súbditus nisi paréntibus? Quis autem súbditus, nisi Jesus Christus, qui, cum in forma Dei esset, non rapínam arbitrátus est, esse se æquálem Deo?
V. Tu autem, Dómine, miserére nobis.
R. Deo grátias.

R. Statuet filios suos sub tegmine illius, et sub ramis ejus morabitur: protegetur sub tegmine illius a fervore:
* Et in gloria ejus requiescet, allelúja.
V. Sperate in eo, omnis congregatio populi: effundite coram illo corda vestra.
R. Et in gloria ejus requiescet, allelúja.
V. Grant, Lord, a blessing.
Benediction. May Christ to all His people give, for ever in His sight to live. Amen.

Reading 5
For the Gospel doth not lie, when it saith: And Joseph and his Mother marvelled at those things which were spoken of him. And in another place: His parents went to Jerusalem every year. And a little further on: And his Mother said unto him; Son, why hast thou thus dealt with us? behold thy father and I have sought thee sorrowing. But, to shew that, apart from them, he had a Father who begat him without a mother, he answered them: How is it that ye sought me? wist ye not that I must be about my Father's business? And, as a set-off to this, lest anyone might think that by these words he denied his parents, the Evangelist immediately addeth: And they understood the saying which he spake unto them; and he went down with them, and came to Nazareth, and was subject unto them. To whom was he subject but to his parents? And who was thus subject but Jesus Christ, who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal to God?
V. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us.
R. Thanks be to God.

R. He shall set his children under her shelter, and shall lodge under her branches by her shall he be covered from heat,
* And in her glory shall he dwell. Alleluia.
V. Trust in Him, ye congregation of the people, pour out your heart before Him.
R. And in her glory shall he dwell. Alleluia.
V. Jube, domne, benedícere.
Benedictio. Ignem sui amóris accéndat Deus in córdibus nostris. Amen.

Lectio 6
Cur ergo illis súbditus, qui longe infra formam Dei erant, nisi quia semetípsum exinanívit formam servi accípiens, cujus formæ paréntes erant? Sed profécto nec ipsíus formæ servi paréntes ambo essent, nisi inter se étiam sine carnis commixtióne cónjuges essent. Unde et séries generatiónum, cum paréntes Christi connexióne successiónis commemorántur, usque ad Joseph pótius, sicut factum est, fúerat perducénda; ne in illo conjúgio viríli séxui, útique potióri, fíeret injúria, cum veritáti nihil períret, quia ex sémine David, ex quo ventúrus prædíctus est Christus, et Joseph erat et María. Omne ítaque nuptiárum bonum implétum est in illis paréntibus Christi: proles, fides sacraméntum. Prolem cognóscimus ipsum Dóminum Jesum; fidem, quia nullum adultérium; sacraméntum, quia nullum divórtium.
V. Tu autem, Dómine, miserére nobis.
R. Deo grátias.

R. Si consistant adversum me castra, non timebit cor meum:
* Si exsurgat adversum me prælium, in hoc ego sperabo, allelúja.
V. In te cantatio mea semper, quoniam tu adjutor fortis.
R. Si exsurgat adversum me prælium, in hoc ego sperabo, allelúja.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Si exsurgat adversum me prælium, in hoc ego sperabo, allelúja.
V. Grant, Lord, a blessing.
Benediction. May the Spirit's fire Divine in our hearts enkindled shine. Amen.

Reading 6
Why therefore was he subject to them who were so far below the form of God, except that he humbled himself, taking upon himself the form of a servant, of which form they were the parents? But truly, neither of them would have attained unto the parenthood of this form of a servant, except they had become respectively husband and wife, albeit without any carnal intercourse. And hence, when the ancestors of Christ are recounted in direct line of succession, the genealogy was fittingly traced down to Joseph. Otherwise, it would have been a slur upon the male sex, which is wont to be accorded the greater dignity. At the same time the truth did not suffer, for both Joseph and Mary were of the seed of David, from which it was prophesied that Christ should come. Note how thus all the good things of marriage are found in these parents of Christ: offspring, fidelity, the marriage bond. The offspring we know, was the Lord Jesus himself; their fidelity is proved because there was no adultery; the marriage bond, because there was no divorce.
V. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us.
R. Thanks be to God.

R. Though an host should encamp against me, my heart shall not fear.
* Though war should rise against me, in this will I be confident. Alleluia.
V. My praise shall be continually of thee, for Thou art my strong refuge.
R.* Though war should rise against me, in this will I be confident. Alleluia.
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Ghost.
R. Though war should rise against me, in this will I be confident. Alleluia.
Nocturn III.
Ant. Allelúja, * allelúja, allelúja.
Psalmus 49(1-15) [7]
49:1 Deus deórum, Dóminus locútus est: * et vocávit terram,
49:1 A solis ortu usque ad occásum: * ex Sion spécies decóris ejus.
49:3 Deus maniféste véniet: * Deus noster et non silébit.
49:3 Ignis in conspéctu ejus exardéscet: * et in circúitu ejus tempéstas válida.
49:4 Advocábit cælum desúrsum: * et terram discérnere pópulum suum.
49:5 Congregáte illi sanctos ejus: * qui órdinant testaméntum ejus super sacrifícia.
49:6 Et annuntiábunt cæli justítiam ejus: * quóniam Deus judex est.
49:7 Audi, pópulus meus, et loquar: Israël, et testificábor tibi: * Deus, Deus tuus ego sum.
49:8 Non in sacrifíciis tuis árguam te: * holocáusta autem tua in conspéctu meo sunt semper.
49:9 Non accípiam de domo tua vítulos: * neque de grégibus tuis hircos.
49:10 Quóniam meæ sunt omnes feræ silvárum: * juménta in móntibus et boves.
49:11 Cognóvi ómnia volatília cæli: * et pulchritúdo agri mecum est.
49:12 Si esuríero, non dicam tibi: * meus est enim orbis terræ, et plenitúdo ejus.
49:13 Numquid manducábo carnes taurórum? * aut sánguinem hircórum potábo?
49:14 Ímmola Deo sacrifícium laudis: * et redde Altíssimo vota tua.
49:15 Et ínvoca me in die tribulatiónis: * éruam te, et honorificábis me.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Sicut erat in princípio, et nunc, et semper, * et in sǽcula sæculórum. Amen.
Nocturn III.
Ant. Alleluia, * alleluia, alleluia.
Psalm 49(1-15) [7]
49:1 The God of gods, the Lord hath spoken: * and he hath called the earth.
49:1 From the rising of the sun, to the going down thereof: * out of Sion the loveliness of his beauty.
49:3 God shall come manifestly: our God shall come, * and shall not keep silence.
49:3 A fire shall burn before him: * and a mighty tempest shall be round about
49:4 He shall call heaven from above, * and the earth, to judge his people.
49:5 Gather ye together his saints to him: * who set his covenant before sacrifices.
49:6 And the heavens shall declare his justice: * for God is judge.
49:7 Hear, O my people, and I will speak: O Israel, and I will testify to thee: * I am God, thy God.
49:8 I will not reprove thee for thy sacrifices: * and thy burnt offerings are always in my sight.
49:9 I will not take calves out of thy house: * nor he goats out of thy flocks.
49:10 For all the beasts of the woods are mine: * the cattle on the hills, and the oxen.
49:11 I know all the fowls of the air: * and with me is the beauty of the field.
49:12 If I should be hungry, I would not tell thee: * for the world is mine, and the fulness thereof.
49:13 Shall I eat the flesh of bullocks? * or shall I drink the blood of goats?
49:14 Offer to God the sacrifice of praise: * and pay thy vows to the most High.
49:15 And call upon me in the day of trouble: * I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify me.
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Ghost.
R. As it was in the beginning, is now, * and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
Psalmus 49(16-23) [8]
49:16 Peccatóri autem dixit Deus: * Quare tu enárras justítias meas, et assúmis testaméntum meum per os tuum?
49:17 Tu vero odísti disciplínam: * et projecísti sermónes meos retrórsum:
49:18 Si vidébas furem, currébas cum eo: * et cum adúlteris portiónem tuam ponébas.
49:19 Os tuum abundávit malítia: * et lingua tua concinnábat dolos.
49:20 Sedens advérsus fratrem tuum loquebáris, et advérsus fílium matris tuæ ponébas scándalum: * hæc fecísti, et tácui.
49:21 Existimásti, iníque, quod ero tui símilis: * árguam te, et státuam contra fáciem tuam.
49:22 Intellégite hæc, qui obliviscímini Deum: * nequándo rápiat, et non sit qui erípiat.
49:23 Sacrifícium laudis honorificábit me: * et illic iter, quo osténdam illi salutáre Dei.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Sicut erat in princípio, et nunc, et semper, * et in sǽcula sæculórum. Amen.
Psalm 49(16-23) [8]
49:16 But to the sinner God hath said: * Why dost thou declare my justices, and take my covenant in thy mouth?
49:17 Seeing thou hast hated discipline: * and hast cast my words behind thee.
49:18 If thou didst see a thief thou didst run with him: * and with adulterers thou hast been a partaker.
49:19 Thy mouth hath abounded with evil, * and thy tongue framed deceits.
49:20 Sitting thou didst speak against thy brother, and didst lay a scandal against thy mother’s son: * these things hast thou done, and I was silent.
49:21 Thou thoughtest unjustly that I should be like to thee: * but I will reprove thee, and set before thy face.
49:22 Understand these things, you that forget God; * lest he snatch you away, and there be none to deliver you.
49:23 The sacrifice of praise shall glorify me: * and there is the way by which I will shew him the salvation of God.
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Ghost.
R. As it was in the beginning, is now, * and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
Psalmus 50 [9]
50:3 Miserére mei, Deus, * secúndum magnam misericórdiam tuam.
50:3 Et secúndum multitúdinem miseratiónum tuárum, * dele iniquitátem meam.
50:4 Amplius lava me ab iniquitáte mea: * et a peccáto meo munda me.
50:5 Quóniam iniquitátem meam ego cognósco: * et peccátum meum contra me est semper.
50:6 Tibi soli peccávi, et malum coram te feci: * ut justificéris in sermónibus tuis, et vincas cum judicáris.
50:7 Ecce enim, in iniquitátibus concéptus sum: * et in peccátis concépit me mater mea.
50:8 Ecce enim, veritátem dilexísti: * incérta et occúlta sapiéntiæ tuæ manifestásti mihi.
50:9 Aspérges me hyssópo, et mundábor: * lavábis me, et super nivem dealbábor.
50:10 Audítui meo dabis gáudium et lætítiam: * et exsultábunt ossa humiliáta.
50:11 Avérte fáciem tuam a peccátis meis: * et omnes iniquitátes meas dele.
50:12 Cor mundum crea in me, Deus: * et spíritum rectum ínnova in viscéribus meis.
50:13 Ne proícias me a fácie tua: * et spíritum sanctum tuum ne áuferas a me.
50:14 Redde mihi lætítiam salutáris tui: * et spíritu principáli confírma me.
50:15 Docébo iníquos vias tuas: * et ímpii ad te converténtur.
50:16 Líbera me de sanguínibus, Deus, Deus salútis meæ: * et exsultábit lingua mea justítiam tuam.
50:17 Dómine, lábia mea apéries: * et os meum annuntiábit laudem tuam.
50:18 Quóniam si voluísses sacrifícium, dedíssem útique: * holocáustis non delectáberis.
50:19 Sacrifícium Deo spíritus contribulátus: * cor contrítum, et humiliátum, Deus, non despícies.
50:20 Benígne fac, Dómine, in bona voluntáte tua Sion: * ut ædificéntur muri Jerúsalem.
50:21 Tunc acceptábis sacrifícium justítiæ, oblatiónes, et holocáusta: * tunc impónent super altáre tuum vítulos.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Sicut erat in princípio, et nunc, et semper, * et in sǽcula sæculórum. Amen.

Ant. Allelúja, allelúja, allelúja.
Psalm 50 [9]
50:3 Have mercy on me, O God, * according to thy great mercy.
50:3 And according to the multitude of thy tender mercies * blot out my iniquity.
50:4 Wash me yet more from my iniquity, * and cleanse me from my sin.
50:5 For I know my iniquity, * and my sin is always before me.
50:6 To thee only have I sinned, and have done evil before thee: * that thou mayst be justified in thy words, and mayst overcome when thou art judged.
50:7 For behold I was conceived in iniquities; * and in sins did my mother conceive me.
50:8 For behold thou hast loved truth: * the uncertain and hidden things of thy wisdom thou hast made manifest to me.
50:9 Thou shalt sprinkle me with hyssop, and I shall be cleansed: * thou shalt wash me, and I shall be made whiter than snow.
50:10 To my hearing thou shalt give joy and gladness: * and the bones that have been humbled shall rejoice.
50:11 Turn away thy face from my sins, * and blot out all my iniquities.
50:12 Create a clean heart in me, O God: * and renew a right spirit within my bowels.
50:13 Cast me not away from thy face; * and take not thy holy spirit from me.
50:14 Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation, * and strengthen me with a perfect spirit.
50:15 I will teach the unjust thy ways: * and the wicked shall be converted to thee.
50:16 Deliver me from blood, O God, thou God of my salvation: * and my tongue shall extol thy justice.
50:17 O Lord, thou wilt open my lips: * and my mouth shall declare thy praise.
50:18 For if thou hadst desired sacrifice, I would indeed have given it: * with burnt offerings thou wilt not be delighted.
50:19 A sacrifice to God is an afflicted spirit: * a contrite and humbled heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.
50:20 Deal favourably, O Lord, in thy good will with Sion; * that the walls of Jerusalem may be built up.
50:21 Then shalt thou accept the sacrifice of justice, oblations and whole burnt offerings: * then shall they lay calves upon thy altar.
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Ghost.
R. As it was in the beginning, is now, * and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Ant. Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.
V. Deus et Dóminum suscitávit, allelúia.
R. Et nos suscitábit per virtútem suam, allelúia.
V. God has raised up the Lord, alleluia.
R. And he will raise us up by his power, alleluia.
Pater noster, qui es in cælis, sanctificétur nomen tuum: advéniat regnum tuum: fiat volúntas tua, sicut in cælo et in terra. Panem nostrum quotidiánum da nobis hódie: et dimítte nobis débita nostra, sicut et nos dimíttimus debitóribus nostris:
V. Et ne nos indúcas in tentatiónem:
R. Sed líbera nos a malo.
Absolutio. A vínculis peccatórum nostrórum absólvat nos omnípotens et miséricors Dóminus. Amen.
Our Father, who art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us.
V. And lead us not into temptation:
R. But deliver us from evil.
Absolution. May the Almighty and merciful Lord loose us from the bonds of our sins. Amen.

V. Jube, domne, benedícere.
Benedictio. Evangélica léctio sit nobis salus et protéctio. Amen.

Lectio 7
Léctio sancti Evangélii secúndum Lucam
Luc 3:21-23
In illo témpore: Factum est autem cum baptizarétur omnis pópulus, et Jesu baptizáto et oránte, apértum est cælum. Et réliqua.

Homilía sancti Augustíni Epíscopi
Serm. 36 de Temp. Bapt. Christi
Natális hódie alter est quodam modo Salvatóris. Nam eísdem eum signis, eísdem miráculis cognóscimus génitum, sed nunc majóri mystério baptizátum. Ait enim Deus: Hic est Fílius meus diléctus, in quo mihi complácui. Præclárior plane est secúnda, quam prima natívitas. Illa enim sine teste siléntio Christum génuit; ista cum divinitátis professióne Dóminum baptizávit. Ab illa se Joseph, qui pater putabátur, excúsat; in hac se Pater, qui non credebátur, insínuat. Ibi labórat suspiciónibus Mater, quia professióni déerat pater; hic honorátur Génitrix, quia Divínitas Fílium protestátur.
V. Tu autem, Dómine, miserére nobis.
R. Deo grátias.

R. Joseph fili David, noli timere accipere Mariam conjugem tuam; quod enim in ea natum est, de Spiritu Sancto est: pariet autem filium,
* Et vocabis nomen ejus Jesum, allelúja
V. Ipse enim salvum faciet populum suum a peccatis eorum.
R. Et vocabis nomen ejus Jesum, allelúja

V. Grant, Lord, a blessing.
Benediction. May the Gospel's holy lection be our safety and protection. Amen.

Reading 7
From the Holy Gospel according to Luke
Luke 3:21-23
At that time: When all the people were baptized, it came to pass, that Jesus also being baptized and praying, the heaven was opened. And so on, and that which followeth.

A Homily by St. Augustine the Bishop
Serm. 36 de Temp. Bapt. Christi
The day of his baptism is, as it were, a second birthday of the Saviour. For we know that he was born with signs and wonders like to those of his baptism, and that in the latter is a great mystery like to his birth. For God saith: This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. This second birth is indeed more glorious than the first. For then, he was born in silence, and without witnesses. Now, the Lord is baptized with a proclamation of his divinity. Then, Joseph, who was supposed to be his father, denied that he was. Now, his true Father, who was not believed to be so, proclaimeth himself so to be. Then, the Mother was enduring suspicion, because no father was acknowledged. Now she that bore him is honoured because the Divinity maketh him known as his Son.
V. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us.
R. Thanks be to God.

R. Joseph, thou Son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife; for That Which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost and she shall bring forth a Son;
* And thou shalt call His Name Jesus. Alleluia.
V. For He shall save His people from their sins.
R. And thou shalt call His Name Jesus. Alleluia.
V. Jube, domne, benedícere.
Benedictio. Divínum auxílium máneat semper nobíscum. Amen.

Lectio 8
Honorátior, inquam, secúnda, quam prima natívitas. Síquidem Pater hic Deus majestátis inscríbitur; illic Joseph ártifex æstimátur. Et licet in utráque Dóminus per Spíritum Sanctum et natus sit et baptizátus, tamen honorátior est qui de cælis clamat, quam qui in terris labórat. Joseph ergo faber in terris pater putabátur esse Dómini Salvatóris, nec ab hoc ópere Deus, qui vere est Pater Dómini nostri Jesu Christi, exclúditur; nam est et ipse faber.
V. Tu autem, Dómine, miserére nobis.
R. Deo grátias.

R. Surge, et accipe puerum et matrem ejus, et fuge in Aegyptum:
* Et esto ibi usque dum dicam tibi, allelúja.
V. Ut adimpleretur quod dictum est a Domino per Prophetam dicentem: Ex Aegypto vocavi filium meum.
R. Et esto ibi usque dum dicam tibi, allelúja.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Et esto ibi usque dum dicam tibi, allelúja.
V. Grant, Lord, a blessing.
Benediction. God's most mighty strength alway be His people's staff and stay. Amen.

Reading 8
I say that the second birth was more glorious than the first. For now, the God of majesty proclaimeth himself as his father. Then, the carpenter Joseph was so accounted. And although it was the Holy Ghost through whom the Lord was born and baptized, yet the Father, whose voice was heard from heaven, is greater than the father who laboured on earth. Therefore Joseph the workman on earth was supposed to be the father of the Lord and Saviour. But God, the true Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, is also a workman, and cannot be excluded from those who work at the carpenter's trade.
V. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us.
R. Thanks be to God.

R. Arise, and take the young Child, and His Mother, and flee into Egypt;
* And be thou there until I bring thee word. Alleluia.
V. That it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the Prophets, saying Out of Egypt have I called My Son.
R. And be thou there until I bring thee word. Alleluia.
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Ghost.
R. And be thou there until I bring thee word. Alleluia.
V. Jube, domne, benedícere.
Benedictio. Ad societátem cívium supernórum perdúcat nos Rex Angelórum. Amen.

Lectio 9
Commemoratio Sancti
Joánnes Baptísta de la Salle, Rhemis claro génere ortus, adoléscens in Rheménsi academía lítteras ac philosophíam dídicit. Clericáli milítiæ adscríptus, sextodécimo ætátis anno inter canónicos Rheménses adscítus fuit, et póstea Parísiis in Sulpitiánum seminárium recéptus. Sacerdótio auctus, Sorórum a Jesu infánte, quæ puéllis educándis incúmbunt, régimen suscépit, quas prudentíssime moderátus est ac deféndit. Púeris de plebe religióne bonísque móribus informándis, post plúrimas contradictiónes, fundávit fratrum sodalitátem, quam a Scholis christiánis nuncupávit, a Benedícto décimo tértio deínde confirmátam. Abdicáto canonicátu, suísque bonis in páuperes erogátis, et fundáti a se institúti regímine ex humilitáte demísso, virtútibus et méritis onústus, obdormívit in Dómino, annos natus duo de septuagínta. Eum Leo Papa décimus tértius primo Beatórum catálogo inséruit, dein in album Sanctórum rétulit. Pius vero duodécimus ómnium magistrórum púeris adulescentibúsque instituéndis præcípuum apud Deum cæléstem Patrónum constítuit.
V. Tu autem, Dómine, miserére nobis.
R. Deo grátias.


Te Deum
Te Deum laudámus: * te Dóminum confitémur.
Te ætérnum Patrem * omnis terra venerátur.
Tibi omnes Ángeli, * tibi Cæli, et univérsæ Potestátes:
Tibi Chérubim et Séraphim * incessábili voce proclámant:

(Fit reverentia) Sanctus, Sanctus, Sanctus * Dóminus Deus Sábaoth.

Pleni sunt cæli et terra * majestátis glóriæ tuæ.
Te gloriósus * Apostolórum chorus,
Te Prophetárum * laudábilis númerus,
Te Mártyrum candidátus * laudat exércitus.
Te per orbem terrárum * sancta confitétur Ecclésia,
Patrem * imménsæ majestátis;
Venerándum tuum verum * et únicum Fílium;
Sanctum quoque * Paráclitum Spíritum.
Tu Rex glóriæ, * Christe.
Tu Patris * sempitérnus es Fílius.

Fit reverentia
Tu, ad liberándum susceptúrus hóminem: * non horruísti Vírginis uterum.

Tu, devícto mortis acúleo, * aperuísti credéntibus regna cælórum.
Tu ad déxteram Dei sedes, * in glória Patris.
Judex créderis * esse ventúrus.

Sequens versus dicitur flexis genibus
Te ergo quǽsumus, tuis fámulis súbveni, * quos pretióso sánguine redemísti.

Ætérna fac cum Sanctis tuis * in glória numerári.
Salvum fac pópulum tuum, Dómine, * et bénedic hereditáti tuæ.
Et rege eos, * et extólle illos usque in ætérnum.
Per síngulos dies * benedícimus te.

Fit reverentia, secundum consuetudinem
Et laudámus nomen tuum in sǽculum, * et in sǽculum sǽculi.

Dignáre, Dómine, die isto * sine peccáto nos custodíre.
Miserére nostri, Dómine, * miserére nostri.
Fiat misericórdia tua, Dómine, super nos, * quemádmodum sperávimus in te.
In te, Dómine, sperávi: * non confúndar in ætérnum.
V. Grant, Lord, a blessing.
Benediction. May He that is the Angels' King to that high realm His people bring. Amen.

Reading 9
Commemoration of the Saint
John Baptist de La Salle was born of a noble family of Reims and as a young man studied literature and philosophy at the academy in that city. Having become a cleric, he was made a canon of Reims at the age of sixteen, and later he was received into the Sulpician seminary at Paris. After his ordination to the priesthood, he undertook the direction of the Sisters of the Child Jesus, whose work was the education of girls, and he guided and defended them most prudently. Turning his attention to the formation of boys from ordinary families in religious and good habits, after many difficulties he founded the Institute of Brothers of the Christian Schools. This institute was confirmed by Benedict XIII. John Baptist resigned his canonry, gave away his goods to the poor, and in humility also resigned the governance of the institute he had founded. Full of virtues and merits, he fell asleep in the Lord in the sixty-eighth year of his age. Pope Leo XIII first included him in the list of the Blessed and then in that of the Saints, and Pius XII appointed him the special heavenly patron of all teachers of boys and young men.
V. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us.
R. Thanks be to God.


Te Deum
We praise thee, O God, * we acknowledge thee to be the Lord.
All the earth doth worship thee, * the Father everlasting.
To thee all Angels cry aloud, * the Heavens, and all the Powers therein.
To thee Cherubim and Seraphim * continually do cry.

(bow head) Holy, Holy, Holy * Lord God of Sabaoth;

Heaven and earth are full * of the Majesty of thy glory.
The glorious company of the Apostles * praise thee.
The goodly fellowship of the Prophets * praise thee.
The noble army of Martyrs * praise thee.
The holy Church throughout all the world * doth acknowledge thee;
The Father, * of an infinite Majesty.
Thine honourable, true, * and only Son;
Also the Holy Ghost, * the Comforter.
Thou art the King of Glory, * O Christ.
Thou art the everlasting * Son of the Father.

During the following verse all make a profound bow:
When thou tookest upon thee to deliver man, * thou didst not abhor the Virgin's womb.

When thou hadst overcome the sharpness of death, * thou didst open the Kingdom of Heaven to all believers.
Thou sittest at the right hand of God, * in the glory of the Father.
We believe that thou shalt come * to be our Judge.

Kneel for the following verse
We therefore pray thee, help thy servants, * whom thou hast redeemed with thy precious Blood.

Make them to be numbered with thy Saints, * in glory everlasting.
O Lord, save thy people, * and bless thine heritage.
Govern them, * and lift them up for ever.
Day by day * we magnify thee;

During the following verse, by local custom, all make a profound bow.
And we worship thy Name * ever, world without end.

Vouchsafe, O Lord, to keep us * this day without sin.
O Lord, have mercy upon us, * have mercy upon us.
O Lord, let thy mercy lighten upon us, * as our trust is in thee.
O Lord, in thee have I trusted, * let me never be confounded.
Reliqua omittuntur, nisi Laudes separandae sint.
Skip the rest, unless praying Lauds separately.
Oratio {ex Proprio de Tempore}
V. Dómine, exáudi oratiónem meam.
R. Et clamor meus ad te véniat.
Orémus
Deus, qui ineffabili providentia beatum Joseph sanctissimæ Genitricis tuæ sponsum eligere dignatus es: præsta, quǽsumus; ut quem protectorem veneramur in terris, intercessorem habere mereamur in cælis:
Qui vivis et regnas cum Deo Patre, in unitáte Spíritus Sancti, Deus, per ómnia sǽcula sæculórum.
R. Amen.

Prayer {from the Proper of the season}
V. O Lord, hear my prayer.
R. And let my cry come unto thee.
Let us pray.
God, Who in thine unspeakable foreknowledge didst choose thy blessed servant Joseph to be the husband of thine Own most holy Mother; mercifully grant that now that he is in heaven with thee, we who on earth do reverence him for our Defender, may worthily be holpen by the succour of his prayers to thee on our behalf;
Who livest and reignest with God the Father in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, world without end.
R. Amen

Conclusio
V. Dómine, exáudi oratiónem meam.
R. Et clamor meus ad te véniat.
V. Benedicámus Dómino.
R. Deo grátias.
V. Fidélium ánimæ per misericórdiam Dei requiéscant in pace.
R. Amen.
Pater noster, qui es in cælis, sanctificétur nomen tuum: advéniat regnum tuum: fiat volúntas tua, sicut in cælo et in terra. Panem nostrum quotidiánum da nobis hódie: et dimítte nobis débita nostra, sicut et nos dimíttimus debitóribus nostris: et ne nos indúcas in tentatiónem: sed líbera nos a malo. Amen.
Conclusion
V. O Lord, hear my prayer.
R. And let my cry come unto thee.
V. Let us bless the Lord.
R. Thanks be to God.
V. May the souls of the faithful, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.
R. Amen.
Our Father, who art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation: But deliver us from evil. Amen.
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