S. Joannis Baptistæ de la Salle Confessoris ~ Duplex
Scriptura: Feria Quarta infra Hebdomadam III post Octavam Paschæ

Matutinum    05-15-2019

Incipit
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
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. Regem Confessórum Dóminum, * Veníte, adorémus. Allelúja.
Ant. Regem Confessórum Dóminum, * Veníte, adorémus. Allelúja.
Veníte, exsultémus Dómino, jubilémus Deo, salutári nostro: præoccupémus fáciem ejus in confessióne, et in psalmis jubilémus ei.
Ant. Regem Confessórum Dóminum, * Veníte, adorémus. 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. Veníte, adorémus. 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. Regem Confessórum Dóminum, * Veníte, adorémus. 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. Veníte, adorémus. 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. Regem Confessórum Dóminum, * Veníte, adorémus. Allelúja.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Sicut erat in princípio, et nunc, et semper, * et in sǽcula sæculórum. Amen.
Ant. Veníte, adorémus. Allelúja.
Ant. Regem Confessórum Dóminum, * Veníte, adorémus. Allelúja.
Invitatory {Antiphon from the Common or Feast}
Ant. The Lord, the King of Confessors, * O come, let us worship. Alleluia.
Ant. The Lord, the King of Confessors, * O come, let us worship. 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. The Lord, the King of Confessors, * O come, let us worship. 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. O come, let us worship. 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. The Lord, the King of Confessors, * O come, let us worship. 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. O come, let us worship. 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. The Lord, the King of Confessors, * O come, let us worship. 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. O come, let us worship. Alleluia.
Ant. The Lord, the King of Confessors, * O come, let us worship. Alleluia.
Hymnus {ex Commune aut Festo}
Iste Conféssor Dómini, coléntes
Quem pie laudant pópuli per orbem,
Hac die lætus méruit suprémos
Laudis honóres.

Qui pius, prudens, húmilis, pudícus,
Sóbriam duxit sine labe vitam,
Donec humános animávit auræ
Spíritus artus.

Cujus ob præstans méritum, frequénter,
Ægra quæ passim jacuére membra,
Víribus morbi dómitis, salúti
Restituúntur.

Noster hinc illi chorus obsequéntem
Cóncinit laudem celebrésque palmas,
Ut piis ejus précibus juvémur
Omne per ævum.

Sit salus illi, decus atque virtus,
Qui, super cæli sólio corúscans,
Totíus mundi sériem gubérnat,
Trinus et unus.
Amen.
Hymn {from the Common or Feast}
This the confessor of the Lord, whose triumph
Now all the faithful celebrate, with gladness
On this feast day year by year receiveth
Merited honors.

Saintly and prudent, modest in behaviour,
Peaceful and sober, chaste was he, and lowly.
While that life’s vigour, coursing through his members,
Quickened his being.

Sick ones of old time, to his tomb resorting,
Sorely by ailments manifold afflicted,
Oft-times have welcomed health and strength returning,
At his petition.

Whence we in chorus gladly do him honour,
Chanting his praises with devout affection,
That in his merits we may have a portion,
Now and forever.

His be the glory, power and salvation,
Who over all things reigneth in the highest,
Earth’s mighty fabric ruling and directing,
Onely and Trinal.
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. I saw the gate of the city, which looketh toward the East, and written thereon the names of the (Twelve) Apostles and of the Lamb.
* And upon the walls thereof a guard of Angels. alleluia.
V. I saw a new heaven and a new earth coming down out of heaven.
R. And upon the walls thereof a guard of Angels. Alleluia.
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Ghost.
R. And upon the walls thereof a guard of Angels. 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
Joánnes Baptista de la Salle, Rhemis claro genere ortus, puer adhuc móribus et factis in sortem Dómini se vocándum et sanctimoniæ laude honestándum portendit. Adoléscens in Rheménsi academía litteras ac philosophicas disciplínas didicit: quo témpore, etsi ob animi virtútes et álacre ingenium ac suave ómnibus carus esset, ab æqualium tamen societáte abhorrebat, ut solitudini addictus facílius Deo vacaret. In clericalem milítiam jampridem cooptatus, sexto décimo ætátis anno inter Rhemenses canonicos adscriptus est, Lutétiam Parisiórum, theologíæ in Sorbónica universitáte datúrus operam, contendit, atque in Sulpitianum seminárium adscítus est. At brevi paréntibus orbatus, domum régredi coactus, fratres educándos suscépit; quod, scientiárum interim sacrárum stúdia non intermittens, optimo cum fructu præstitit, uti éxitus comprobávit.
V. Tu autem, Dómine, miserére nobis.
R. Deo grátias.

R. Honestum fecit illum Dóminus, et custodívit eum ab inimícis, et a seductóribus tutávit illum:
* Et dedit illi claritátem æternam, allelúja.
V. Justum dedúxit Dóminus per vias rectas, et osténdit illi regnum Dei.
R. Et dedit illi claritátem æternam, allelúja.

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

Reading 4
John Baptist de La Salle, born of an honourable family at Reims, when still a boy shewed by his manners and actions that he was called by destiny to the Lord, and was to be adorned with the excellence of holiness. As a youth he studied literature and the philosophical sciences at the academy at Rheims. During this time, although his mental powers and his lively and pleasant disposition endeared him to all, he nevertheless shrank from the company of his fellows, so that, being inclined to solitude, he might the more easily find time for God. Already having been for some time enlisted in the ranks of the clergy, he was enrolled among the canons of Reims at the age of sixteen years. He went to Paris to study theology at the university of the Sorbonne, and was admitted to the Sulpician seminary. But he was soon forced to return home because of the death of his parents, and undertook the education of his brothers, which he carried on, without meanwhile interrupting his sacred studies, and with the greatest success, as was proved by subsequent events.
V. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us.
R. Thanks be to God.

R. The Lord made him honourable, and defended him from his enemies, and kept him safe from those that lay in wait for him
* And gave him perpetual glory. Alleluia.
V. He went down with him into the pit, and left him not in bonds.
R. And gave him perpetual glory. Alleluia.
V. Jube, domne, benedícere.
Benedictio. Christus perpétuæ det nobis gáudia vitæ. Amen.

Lectio 5
Sacerdotio demum auctus, qua præstanti fide animique ardore primum ad aram fecit, eisdem toto vitæ témpore Sacris est operatus. Interea, salútis animárum studio incénsus, totum in earumdem utilitátem sese impendit. Sorórum a Jesu infante, puellis educandis institutárum, regimen suscépit; easque non modo prudentíssime est móderatus, sed ab excidio vindicávit. Hinc porro animum advértit ad púeros de plebe religióne bonisque móribus informándos. Atque in hoc quidem illum suscitaverat Deus, ut scilicet, nova in Ecclésia sua religiosórum hóminum família cóndita, puerórum, præsertim páuperum, scholis perenni efficacíque ratióne consuleret. Demandátum vero a Dei providéntia munus, per contradictiónes plurimas magnasque ærúmnas, feliciter implévit, fundáta fratrum sodalitate, quam a Scholis christiánis nuncupávit.
V. Tu autem, Dómine, miserére nobis.
R. Deo grátias.

R. Amávit eum Dóminus, et ornávit eum: stolam glóriæ induit eum,
* Et ad portas paradisi coronávit eum, allelúja.
V. Induit eum Dóminus lorícam fidei, et ornávit eum.
R. Et ad portas paradisi coronávit eum, allelúja.
V. Grant, Lord, a blessing.
Benediction. May Christ to all His people give, for ever in His sight to live. Amen.

Reading 5
He was finally ordained priest, and said his first Mass with the intense faith and ardour of the soul which, throughout his whole life, he brought to those holy Mysteries. Meanwhile, burning with zeal for the salvation of souls, he devoted himself wholly to their service. He undertook the direction of the Sisters of the Infant Jesus, founded for the education of girls; and not only managed them most prudently, but saved their institute from dissolution. From this time onwards, he turned his attention to the education of poor boys in religion and good morals. And God had raised him up for this very end, namely, that he should found in his Church a new family of religious men, and should look after boys' schools, especially of poor boys, with unceasing and efficient care. And, indeed, this duty, entrusted to him by Divine providence, was successfully accomplished, in spite of very much opposition and great hardships, by the foundation of an institute of brothers which he named the Christian Schools.
V. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us.
R. Thanks be to God.

R. The Lord loved him and beautified him He Clothed him with a robe of glory
* And crowned him at the gates of Paradise. Alleluia.
V. The Lord hath put on him the breast-plate of faith, and hath adorned him.
R. And crowned him at the gates of Paradise. Alleluia.
V. Jube, domne, benedícere.
Benedictio. Ignem sui amóris accéndat Deus in córdibus nostris. Amen.

Lectio 6
Adjunctos ígitur sibi hómines in gravi opere et arduo, apud se primum suscépit; tum aptiori in sede constitutos disciplína sua optime imbuit iis légibus sapientibúsque institutis, quæ póstea a Benedicto décimo tertio sunt confírmata. Ex demissióne animi ac paupertátis amore primum canonicatu se abdicávit, omniáque sua bona in páuperes erogávit; quin étiam serius, quod frustra sæpius tentaverat, fundáti a se institúti regimen sponte depósuit. Nihil tamen interim de fratrum sollicitúdine remíttens deque scholis ab eo, plúribus jam locis, apertis, impensius Deo vacare cœpit. Assidue jejuniis, flagellis aliisque asperitátibus in se ipsum sæviens, noctes orando ducebat. Donec, virtútibus ómnibus conspicuus, præsertim obediéntia, studio divinæ voluntátis implendæ, amore ac devotióne in apostolicam Sedem; meritis onustus, sacramentis rite susceptis, obdormívit in Dómino annos natus duo de septuagínta. Eum Leo décimus tertius, Pontifex maximus, Beatórum catálogo inseruit; novisque fulgentem signis, anno jubilæi millesimo nongentésimo, Sanctórum honóribus decorávit. Pius vero duodecimus ómnium magistrórum púeris adulescentibúsque instituéndis præcipuum apud Deum cælestem Patronum constítuit.
V. Tu autem, Dómine, miserére nobis.
R. Deo grátias.

R. Iste homo perfécit ómnia quæ locútus est ei Deus, et dixit ad eum: Ingrédere in requiem meam:
* Quia te vidi justum coram me ex ómnibus géntibus, allelúja.
V. Iste est, qui contempsit vitam mundi, et pervenit ad cæléstia regna.
R. Quia te vidi justum coram me ex ómnibus géntibus, allelúja.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Quia te vidi justum coram me ex ómnibus géntibus, allelúja.
V. Grant, Lord, a blessing.
Benediction. May the Spirit's fire Divine in our hearts enkindled shine. Amen.

Reading 6
His male associates in this great and arduous work he at first received into his own house; and then, establishing them in a more suitable dwelling, thoroughly inspired them with his method and with those wise laws and regulations which were afterwards confirmed by Benedict XIII. Because of humility and love of poverty, he first resigned his canonry and distributed all his property among the poor; and later also, after many unsuccessful attempts to do so, he of his own will resigned the government of the institute which he had founded. But meanwhile his solicitude for the brothers and for the schools which he opened in different places did not lessen, though he began to give himself more diligently to God. Shewing his hatred for self in constant fastings, in the use of the discipline and in other austerities, he spent his nights in prayer. At length, conspicuous for every kind of virtue, especially obedience, and zeal for fulfilling the divine will, and love and devotion to the Apostolic See, full of merit, and having devoutly received the sacraments, he fell asleep in the Lord in the sixty-eighth year of his age. The Supreme Pontiff Leo XIII placed him in the list of the Blessed; and, illustrious by new miracles, he was adorned with honours of the Saints in the year of jubilee, 1900. 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.

R. This is he which did according unto all that God commanded him and God said unto him: Enter thou into My rest;
* For thee have I seen righteous before Me among all people. Alleluia.
V. This is he which loved not his life in this world, and is come unto an everlasting kingdom.
R. For thee have I seen righteous before Me among all people. Alleluia.
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Ghost.
R. For thee have I seen righteous before Me among all people. 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 Matthǽum
Matt 18:1-5
In illo témpore: Accessérunt discípuli ad Jesum, dicéntes: Quis, putas, major est in regno cælórum? Et réliqua.

Homilía sancti Joánnis Chrysostomi
In Cap. 18 Matth. Hom. 60
Vidéte ne aliquem istórum contempséritis parvulórum, quia eórum Angeli Patris mei fáciem semper aspíciunt, et quia ego propter eos veni, et hæc Patris mei volúntas est. Ad tuéndos conservándosque pusillos diligentiores nos reddit. Pérspicis quam ingéntia in tutelam tenúium mœnia erexerit, et quantum studium curamque habeat, ne perdántur; tum quia supremas despiciéntibus eos pœnas státuit, tum quia summam pollicétur mercedem his qui curam eórum suscipiunt, idque tam suo quam Patris exemplo corróborat.
V. Tu autem, Dómine, miserére nobis.
R. Deo grátias.

R. Iste est, qui ante Deum magnas virtútes operátus est, et de omni corde suo laudávit Dóminum:
* Ipse intercedat pro peccátis ómnium populórum, allelúja.
V. Ecce homo sine querela, verus Dei cultor, ábstinens se ab omni opere malo, et pérmanens in innocéntia sua.
R. Ipse intercedat pro peccátis ómnium populórum, allelúja.

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

Reading 7
The Lesson is taken from the Holy Gospel according to Matthew
Matt 18:1-5
At that time: Came the disciples unto Jesus, saying: Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven? And so on, and that which followeth.

A Homily by St. John Chrysostom
In Cap. 18 Matth. Hom. 60
Take heed that ye despise not one of these little ones, saith the Lord, for their Angels do always behold the face of my Father which is in heaven. It was as though he had said: It was for them that I came, because this is the will of my Father. Thus doth he make it our duty to be full of thought and care for the protection and safety of these little ones. Ye see what vast ramparts he hath built for the protection of the little ones, and how much care and trouble he hath taken that they shall not be lost; yea, he pronounceth extreme penalties on them that despise them; and for them that undertake to care wholeheartedly for them he promiseth most high rewards. And all these things of his teaching, he doth further enforce by his own example and by the example of the eternal Father himself.
V. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us.
R. Thanks be to God.

R. This is he which wrought great wonders before God, and praised the Lord with all his heart.
* May he pray for all people, that their sins may be forgiven unto them. Alleluia.
V. Behold a man without blame, a worshipper of God in truth, keeping himself clean from every evil work, and abiding still in his innocency.
R. May he pray for all people, that their sins may be forgiven unto them. Alleluia.
V. Jube, domne, benedícere.
Benedictio. Cujus festum cólimus, ipse intercédat pro nobis ad Dóminum. Amen.

Lectio 8
Dóminum ígitur étiam nos imitemur, et nihil pro frátribus omittamus, étiam eórum quæ humília viliáque nimium vidéntur. Sed, si administratióne nostra étiam opus fúerit, quamvis ténuis atque abjéctus quidem, cui administrándum sit, fúerit, quamvis ardua nobis res atque labóris plena esse videátur; ómnia hæc pro fratris salúte tolerabilióra facilióraque, oro, videántur. Tanto enim studio tantáque cura Deus dignam esse ánimam osténdit, ut neque Fílio suo pepercerit.
V. Tu autem, Dómine, miserére nobis.
R. Deo grátias.

R. Sint lumbi vestri praecincti, et lucernae ardentes in manibus vestris:
* Et vos similes hominibus exspectantibus dominum suum, quando revertatur a nuptiis. Alleluia
V. Vigilate ergo, quia nescitis qua hora Dominus vester venturus sit.
R. Et vos similes hominibus exspectantibus dominum suum, quando revertatur a nuptiis. Alleluia.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Et vos similes hominibus exspectantibus dominum suum, quando revertatur a nuptiis. Alleluia.
V. Grant, Lord, a blessing.
Benediction. He whose feast-day we are keeping, be our Advocate with God. Amen.

Reading 8
Let us therefore take to heart what the Lord saith, and imitate his example. Let us neglect nothing which it is in our power to do for these our little brothers and sisters. Let us be ready to undertake any work on their behalf, even the most homely and mean (that is, homely and mean in the eyes of men). And if there should be some further need of our assistance, even to the point of self-denying and laborious effort on our part, let us render it graciously; and let us do these things the more so when our help is required for one that is tiny and unloved and unwanted. And let us practice ourselves in these things until they become tolerable to us, and even easy, because we do them for the sake of one who is our little brother or sister in Christ. For God hath made evident that every soul is worthy of so much diligent care that he spared not his own Son for the sake of such.
V. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us.
R. Thanks be to God.

R. Let your loins be girded about, and your lights burning
* And ye yourselves like unto men that wait for their lord, when he will return from the wedding. Alleluia.
V. Watch therefore, for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.
R. And ye yourselves like unto men that wait for their lord, when he will return from the wedding. Alleluia.
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Ghost.
R. And ye yourselves like unto men that wait for their lord, when he will return from the wedding. Alleluia.
V. Jube, domne, benedícere.
Benedictio. Ad societátem cívium supernórum perdúcat nos Rex Angelórum. Amen.

Lectio 9
Si non est nobis satis ad salútem, quod virtuose ipse vivamus, sed oportet aliórum salútem re ipsa desiderare; cum neque nos recte vivámus neque alios hortemur, quid respondébimus? quæ nobis spes salútis réliqua erit? Quid majus quam ánimis moderari, quam adolescentulórum fingere mores? Omni certe pictore, omni certe statuario, ceterisque hujusmodi ómnibus excellentiórem hunc duco, qui juvenum animos fingere non ignoret.
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
If it be not enough for our salvation that we ourselves live virtuously, but we should desire in very truth the salvation of others; what shall we answer, if we do not live right nor teach others? What hope of salvation will remain unto us? What is nobler than to rule minds or to mould the character of the young? I consider that he who knoweth how to form the youthful mind is truly greater than all painters, sculptors, and all others of that sort.
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 Sanctorum}
V. Dómine, exáudi oratiónem meam.
R. Et clamor meus ad te véniat.
Orémus
Deus, qui, ad christiánam páuperum eruditiónem et ad juvéntam in via veritátis firmándam, sanctum Joánnem Baptístam Confessórem excitásti, et novam per eum in Ecclésia famíliam collegísti: concéde propítius; ut ejus intercessióne et exémplo, stúdio glóriæ tuæ in animárum salúte fervéntes, ejus in cælis corónæ partícipes fíeri valeámus.
Per Dóminum nostrum Jesum Christum, Fílium tuum: qui tecum vivit et regnat in unitáte Spíritus Sancti Deus, per ómnia sǽcula sæculórum.
R. Amen.

Prayer {from the Proper of Saints}
V. O Lord, hear my prayer.
R. And let my cry come unto thee.
Let us pray.
O God, who didst raise up the Confessor, St. John Baptist, to promote the Christian education of the poor and to strengthen the young in the way of truth, and, through him, didst gather together a new family within thy Church, mercifully grant through his intercession and example, that we may burn with zeal for thy glory, through the salvation of souls, and may share his crown in heaven.
Through Jesus Christ, thy Son our Lord, Who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever 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.
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.

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