Dominica in Sexagesima ~ Semiduplex II. classis

Divinum Officium  Reduced 1955

02-16-2020

Ad Matutinum

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.
Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio, et nunc, et semper, * et in sǽcula sæculórum. Amen.
Laus tibi, Dómine, Rex ætérnæ glóriæ.
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.
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Ghost.
As it was in the beginning, is now, * and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
Praise be to thee, O Lord, King of eternal glory.
Invitatorium {Antiphona ex Proprio de Tempore}
Ant. Præoccupémus fáciem Dómini: * Et in psalmis jubilémus ei.
Ant. Præoccupémus fáciem Dómini: * Et in psalmis jubilémus ei.
Veníte, exsultémus Dómino, jubilémus Deo, salutári nostro
Ant. Præoccupémus fáciem Dómini: * Et in psalmis jubilémus ei.
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. Et in psalmis jubilémus ei.
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. Præoccupémus fáciem Dómini: * Et in psalmis jubilémus ei.
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. Et in psalmis jubilémus ei.
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. Præoccupémus fáciem Dómini: * Et in psalmis jubilémus ei.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Sicut erat in princípio, et nunc, et semper, * et in sǽcula sæculórum. Amen.
Ant. Et in psalmis jubilémus ei.
Ant. Præoccupémus fáciem Dómini: * Et in psalmis jubilémus ei.
Invitatory {Antiphon from the Proper of the season}
Ant. Let us come before the presence of the Lord * and make a joyful noise unto Him with Psalms.
Ant. Let us come before the presence of the Lord * and make a joyful noise unto Him with Psalms.
Come let us praise the Lord with joy: let us joyfully sing to God our saviour.
Ant. Let us come before the presence of the Lord * and make a joyful noise unto Him with Psalms.
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. and make a joyful noise unto Him with Psalms.
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. Let us come before the presence of the Lord * and make a joyful noise unto Him with Psalms.
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. and make a joyful noise unto Him with Psalms.
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. Let us come before the presence of the Lord * and make a joyful noise unto Him with Psalms.
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. and make a joyful noise unto Him with Psalms.
Ant. Let us come before the presence of the Lord * and make a joyful noise unto Him with Psalms.
Hymnus {ex Psalterio secundum tempora}
Primo die, quo Trínitas
Beáta mundum cóndidit,
Vel quo resúrgens Cónditor
Nos, morte victa, líberat:

Pulsis procul torpóribus,
Surgámus omnes ócius,
Et nocte quærámus Deum,
Prophéta sicut prǽcipit:

Nostras preces ut áudiat
Suámque dextram pórrigat,
Et expiátos sórdibus
Reddat polórum sédibus:

Ut, quique sacratíssimo
Hujus diéi témpore
Horis quiétis psállimus,
Donis beátis múneret.

Jam nunc, patérna cláritas,
Te postulámus áffatim:
Absint faces libídinis,
Et omnis actus nóxius.

Ne fœda sit, vel lúbrica
Compágo nostri córporis,
Ob cujus ignes ígnibus
Avérnus urat ácrius.

Mundi Redémptor, quǽsumus,
Tu probra nostra díluas;
Nobísque largus cómmoda
Vitæ perénnis cónferas.

Præsta, Pater piíssime,
Patríque compar Únice,
Cum Spíritu Paráclito
Regnans per omne sǽculum.
Amen.
Hymn {from the Psalter for the season of the Church year}
Hail day! whereon the One in Three
First formed the earth by sure decree,
The day its Maker rose again,
And vanquished death, and burst our chain.

Away with sleep and slothful ease
We raise our hearts and bend our knees,
And early seek the Lord of all,
Obedient to the Prophet's call.

That He may hearken to our prayer,
Stretch forth His strong right arm to spare,
And ev'ry past offense forgiven,
Restore us to our home in heaven.

Assembled here this holy day,
This holiest hour we raise the lay,
And O that He to whom we sing,
May now reward our offering!

O Father of unclouded light!
Keep us this day as in thy sight,
In word and deed that we may be
From ev'ry touch of evil free.

That this our body's mortal frame
May know no sin, and fear no shame,
Nor fire hereafter be the end
Of passions which our bosom rend.

Redeemer of the world, we pray
That thou wouldst wash our sins away,
And give us, of Thy boundless grace,
The blessings of the heavenly place.

Most Holy Father, hear our cry,
Through Jesus Christ our Lord most High
Who, with the Holy Ghost and thee
Shall live and reign eternally.
Amen.
Psalmi cum lectionibus {Antiphonæ ex Psalterio secundum tempora}
Nocturn I.
Ant. Beátus vir
Psalmus 1 [1]
1:1 Beátus vir, qui non ábiit in consílio impiórum, et in via peccatórum non stetit, * et in cáthedra pestiléntiæ non sedit:
1:2 Sed in lege Dómini volúntas ejus, * et in lege ejus meditábitur die ac nocte.
1:3 Et erit tamquam lignum, quod plantátum est secus decúrsus aquárum, * quod fructum suum dabit in témpore suo:
1:3 Et fólium ejus non défluet: * et ómnia quæcúmque fáciet, prosperabúntur.
1:4 Non sic ímpii, non sic: * sed tamquam pulvis, quem proícit ventus a fácie terræ.
1:5 Ídeo non resúrgent ímpii in judício: * neque peccatóres in concílio justórum.
1:6 Quóniam novit Dóminus viam justórum: * et iter impiórum períbit.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Sicut erat in princípio, et nunc, et semper, * et in sǽcula sæculórum. Amen.

Ant. Beátus vir qui in lege Dómini meditátur.
Psalms with lections {Antiphons from the Psalter for the season of the Church year}
Nocturn I.
Ant. Blessed is the man
Psalm 1 [1]
1:1 Bem-aventurado o varão que não foi no conselho dos ímpios, nem ficou no caminho dos pecadores, * e na cadeira pestilencial se não sentou:
1:2 Mas sua vontade está na lei do Senhor, * e dia e noite meditará na sua lei.
1:3 Ele será como a árvore, que está plantada junto ao curso das águas, * que a seu tempo dará seu fruto:
1:4 Cuja folha não murchará: * e prosperará tudo quanto fizer.
1:5 Não assim os ímpios, não assim: * mas serão como o pó que o vento dispersa da face da terra.
1:6 Por isso os ímpios não ressuscitarão no juízo: * nem os pecadores no concílio dos justos.
1:7 Porque o Senhor conhece o caminho dos justos: * e o caminho dos ímpios perecerá.
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. Blessed is the man who studieth the law of the Lord.
Ant. Servíte Dómino
Psalmus 2 [2]
2:1 Quare fremuérunt gentes: * et pópuli meditáti sunt inánia?
2:2 Astitérunt reges terræ, et príncipes convenérunt in unum * advérsus Dóminum, et advérsus Christum ejus.
2:3 Dirumpámus víncula eórum: * et proiciámus a nobis jugum ipsórum.
2:4 Qui hábitat in cælis, irridébit eos: * et Dóminus subsannábit eos.
2:5 Tunc loquétur ad eos in ira sua, * et in furóre suo conturbábit eos.
2:6 Ego autem constitútus sum Rex ab eo super Sion montem sanctum ejus, * prǽdicans præcéptum ejus.
2:7 Dóminus dixit ad me: * Fílius meus es tu, ego hódie génui te.
2:8 Póstula a me, et dabo tibi gentes hereditátem tuam, * et possessiónem tuam términos terræ.
2:9 Reges eos in virga férrea, * et tamquam vas fíguli confrínges eos.
2:10 Et nunc, reges, intellégite: * erudímini, qui judicátis terram.
2:11 Servíte Dómino in timóre: * et exsultáte ei cum tremóre.
2:12 Apprehéndite disciplínam, nequándo irascátur Dóminus, * et pereátis de via justa.
2:13 Cum exárserit in brevi ira ejus: * beáti omnes qui confídunt in eo.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Sicut erat in princípio, et nunc, et semper, * et in sǽcula sæculórum. Amen.

Ant. Servíte Dómino in timóre, et exsultáte ei cum tremóre.
Ant. Serve ye the Lord
Psalm 2 [2]
2:1 Por que razão se embraveceram as gentes: * e os povos cousas vãs meditaram?
2:2 Os reis da terra levantaram-se e os príncipes reuniram-se * contra o Senhor e contra o seu Cristo.
2:3 Rompamos os seus laços: * e sacudamos de nós o seu jugo.
2:4 Aquele que habita no céu rir-se-á deles: * e o Senhor os ridicularizá.
2:5 Ele então lhes falará na sua ira, * e conturbá-los-á na sua fúria.
2:6 Eu, porém, fui por Ele constituído Rei sobre Sião, seu santo monte, * para pregar a sua doutrina.
2:7 Disse-me o Senhor: * tu és meu filho, eu hoje te gerei.
2:8 Pede-me e dar-te-ei as gentes como tua herança, * e estenderei o teu domínio aos confins da terra.
2:9 Governá-las-ás com vara de ferro, * e quebrá-las-ás como um vaso do oleiro.
2:10 Agora, ó reis, entendei: * instruí-vos, vós que julgais a terra.
2:11 Servi o Senhor com temor: * e com tremor alegrai-vos n’Ele.
2:12 Abraçai a disciplina, para que o Senhor se não irrite, * e não pereçais fora do caminho da justiça.
2:13 Quando brevemente se incendiar a sua ira: * bem-aventurados todos os que n’Ele confiam.
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. Serve ye the Lord with fear: and rejoice unto him with trembling.
Ant. Exsúrge,
Psalmus 3 [3]
3:2 Dómine, quid multiplicáti sunt qui tríbulant me? * multi insúrgunt advérsum me.
3:3 Multi dicunt ánimæ meæ: * Non est salus ipsi in Deo ejus.
3:4 Tu autem, Dómine, suscéptor meus es, * glória mea, et exáltans caput meum.
3:5 Voce mea ad Dóminum clamávi: * et exaudívit me de monte sancto suo.
3:6 Ego dormívi, et soporátus sum: * et exsurréxi, quia Dóminus suscépit me.
3:7 Non timébo míllia pópuli circumdántis me: * exsúrge, Dómine, salvum me fac, Deus meus.
3:8 Quóniam tu percussísti omnes adversántes mihi sine causa: * dentes peccatórum contrivísti.
3:9 Dómini est salus: * et super pópulum tuum benedíctio tua.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Sicut erat in princípio, et nunc, et semper, * et in sǽcula sæculórum. Amen.

Ant. Exsúrge, Dómine, salvum me fac, Deus meus.
Ant. Arise,
Psalm 3 [3]
3:1 Senhor, porque tantos são os que me atribulam? * Muitos se insurgem contra mim.
3:2 Muitos dizem à minha alma: * não há salvação para ele no seu Deus.
3:3 Vós, porém, Senhor, sois o meu protector, * minha glória e exaltais a minha cabeça.
3:4 Com minha voz ao Senhor clamei: * e Ele me ouviu do seu santo monte.
3:5 Deitei-me para descansar e adormeci: * e levantei-me, pois me acolheu o Senhor.
3:6 Não temerei milhares de pessoas me cercando: * levantai-Vos, ó Senhor, salvai-me, ó Deus meu!
3:7 Porque Vós tendes ferido todos os que sem causa me perseguem: * quebrastes os dentes dos pecadores.
3:8 A salvação é do Senhor: * e sua bênção está sobre seu povo.
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. Arise, O Lord; save me, O my God.
V. Ipse liberávit me de láqueo venántium.
R. Et a verbo áspero.
V. For he hath delivered me from the snare of the hunters.
R. And from the sharp word.
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 Génesis
Gen 5:31; 6:1-4
31 Noë vero cum quingentórum esset annórum, génuit Sem, Cham et Japheth.
1 Cumque cœpíssent hómines multiplicári super terram, et fílias procreássent,
2 Vidéntes fílii Dei fílias hóminum quod essent pulchræ, accepérunt sibi uxóres ex ómnibus, quas elégerant.
3 Dixítque Deus: Non permanébit spíritus meus in hómine in ætérnum, quia caro est: erúntque dies illíus centum vigínti annórum.
4 Gigántes autem erant super terram in diébus illis: postquam enim ingréssi sunt fílii Dei ad fílias hóminum, illǽque genuérunt, isti sunt poténtes a sǽculo viri famósi.
V. Tu autem, Dómine, miserére nobis.
R. Deo grátias.

R. Dixit Dóminus ad Noë: Finis univérsæ carnis venit coram me: repléta est terra iniquitáte eórum,
* Et ego dispérdam eos cum terra.
V. Fac tibi arcam de lignis lævigátis, mansiúnculas in ea fácies.
R. Et ego dispérdam eos cum terra.

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

Reading 1
Lesson from the book of Genesis
Gen 5:31; 6:1-4
31 Noe, when he was five hundred years old, begot Sem, Cham, and Japheth.
1 And after that men began to be multiplied upon the earth, and daughters were born to them,
2 The sons of God seeing the daughters of men, that they were fair, took to themselves wives of all which they chose.
3 And God said: My spirit shall not remain in man for ever, because he is flesh, and his days shall be a hundred and twenty years.
4 Now giants were upon the earth in those days. For after the sons of God went in to the daughters of men, and they brought forth children, these are the mighty men of old, men of renown.
V. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us.
R. Thanks be to God.

R. The Lord said unto Noah: The end of all flesh is come before Me; for the earth is filled with violence through them.
* And I will destroy them with the earth.
V. Make thee an ark of planed timber, rooms shalt thou make in it.
R. And I will destroy them with the earth.
V. Jube, domne, benedícere.
Benedictio. Unigénitus Dei Fílius nos benedícere et adjuváre dignétur. Amen.

Lectio 2
Gen 6:5-8
5 Videns autem Deus quod multa malítia hóminum esset in terra, et cuncta cogitátio cordis inténta esset ad malum omni témpore,
6 Pœnítuit eum quod hóminem fecísset in terra. Et tactus dolóre cordis intrínsecus,
7 Delébo, inquit, hóminem, quem creávi, a fácie terræ, ab hómine usque ad animántia, a réptili usque ad vólucres cæli: pœ́nitet enim me fecísse eos.
8 Noë vero invénit grátiam coram Dómino.
V. Tu autem, Dómine, miserére nobis.
R. Deo grátias.

R. Noë, vir justus atque perféctus, cum Deo ambulávit:
* Et fecit ómnia quæcúmque præcépit ei Deus.
V. Fecit sibi arcam, ut salvarétur univérsum semen.
R. Et fecit ómnia quæcúmque præcépit ei Deus.
V. Grant, Lord, a blessing.
Benediction. May the Son, the Sole-begotten, mercifully bless and keep us. Amen.

Reading 2
Gen 6:5-8
5 And God seeing that the wickedness of men was great on the earth, and that all the thought of their heart was bent upon evil at all times,
6 It repented him that he had made man on the earth. And being touched inwardly with sorrow of heart,
7 He said: I will destroy man, whom I have created, from the face of the earth, from man even to beasts, from the creeping thing even to the fowls of the air, for it repenteth me that I have made them.
8 But Noe found grace before the Lord.
V. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us.
R. Thanks be to God.

R. Noah was a just man and perfect; he walked with God.
* According to all that God commanded him, so did he.
V. He made him an ark, that a seed of every sort might be saved alive.
R. According to all that God commanded him, so did he.
V. Jube, domne, benedícere.
Benedictio. Spíritus Sancti grátia illúminet sensus et corda nostra. Amen.

Lectio 3
Gen 6:9-15
9 Hæ sunt generatiónes Noë: Noë vir justus atque perféctus fuit in generatiónibus suis; cum Deo ambulávit.
10 Et génuit tres fílios, Sem, Cham et Japheth.
11 Corrúpta est autem terra coram Deo, et repléta est iniquitáte.
12 Cumque vidísset Deus terram esse corrúptam (omnis quippe caro corrúperat viam suam super terram),
13 Dixit ad Noë: Finis univérsæ carnis venit coram me: repléta est terra iniquitáte a fácie eórum, et ego dispérdam eos cum terra.
14 Fac tibi arcam de lignis lævigátis; mansiúnculas in arca fácies, et bitúmine línies intrínsecus et extrínsecus.
15 Et sic fácies eam: trecentórum cubitórum erit longitúdo arcæ, quinquagínta cubitórum latitúdo, et trigínta cubitórum altitúdo illíus.
V. Tu autem, Dómine, miserére nobis.
R. Deo grátias.

R. Quadragínta dies et noctes apérti sunt cæli, et ex omni carne habénte spíritum vitæ ingréssa sunt in arcam:
* Et clausit a foris óstium Dóminus.
V. In artículo diéi illíus ingréssus est Noë in arcam et fílii ejus, et uxor illíus et uxóres filiórum ejus.
R. Et clausit a foris óstium Dóminus.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Et clausit a foris óstium Dóminus.
V. Grant, Lord, a blessing.
Benediction. May the grace of the Holy Spirit enlighten all our hearts and minds. Amen.

Reading 3
Gen 6:9-15
9 These are the generations of Noe: Noe was a just and perfect man in his generations, he walked with God.
10 And he begot three sons, Sem, Cham, and Japheth.
11 And the earth was corrupted before God, and was filled with iniquity.
12 And when God had seen that the earth was corrupted (for all flesh had corrupted its way upon the earth,)
13 He said to Noe: The end of all flesh is come before me, the earth is filled with iniquity through them, and I will destroy them with the earth.
14 Make thee an ark of timber planks: thou shalt make little rooms in the ark, and thou shalt pitch it within and without.
15 And thus shalt thou make it: The length of the ark shall be three hundred cubits: the breadth of it fifty cubits, and the height of it thirty cubits.
V. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us.
R. Thanks be to God.

R. Forty days and forty nights were the heavens opened; and there went into the ark two and two of all flesh wherein is the breath of life.
* And the Lord shut them in.
V. In the self-same day entered Noah into the ark, and his sons, and his wife, and the wives of his sons.
R. And the Lord shut them in.
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Ghost.
R. And the Lord shut them in.
Nocturn II.
Ant. Quam admirábile
Psalmus 8 [4]
8:2 Dómine, Dóminus noster, * quam admirábile est nomen tuum in univérsa terra!
8:2 Quóniam eleváta est magnificéntia tua, * super cælos.
8:3 Ex ore infántium et lacténtium perfecísti laudem propter inimícos tuos, * ut déstruas inimícum et ultórem.
8:4 Quóniam vidébo cælos tuos, ópera digitórum tuórum: * lunam et stellas, quæ tu fundásti.
8:5 Quid est homo quod memor es ejus? * aut fílius hóminis, quóniam vísitas eum?
8:6 Minuísti eum paulo minus ab Ángelis, glória et honóre coronásti eum: * et constituísti eum super ópera mánuum tuárum.
8:8 Ómnia subjecísti sub pédibus ejus, * oves et boves univérsas: ínsuper et pécora campi.
8:9 Vólucres cæli, et pisces maris, * qui perámbulant sémitas maris.
8:10 Dómine, Dóminus noster, * quam admirábile est nomen tuum in univérsa terra!
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Sicut erat in princípio, et nunc, et semper, * et in sǽcula sæculórum. Amen.

Ant. Quam admirábile est nomen tuum, Dómine, in univérsa terra!
Nocturn II.
Ant. How admirable
Psalm 8 [4]
8:1 Ó Senhor, Senhor nosso, * quão admirável é o vosso nome em toda a terra!
8:2 Pois se elevou a vossa majestade * sobre os céus.
8:3 Da boca dos meninos e lactentes fizestes sair um louvor perfeito, devido aos vossos inimigos, * para destruirdes o inimigo e o vingativo.
8:4 Contemplarei os vossos céus, obra de vossos dedos: * a lua e as estrelas que Vós fundastes.
8:5 Que é o homem, para Vos lembrardes dele? * Ou que é o filho do homem, para o visitardes?
8:6 Pouco inferior aos anjos Vós o fizestes, de glória e de honra o coroastes: * e lhe destes o poder sobre as obras de vossas mãos.
8:7 Tudo sob seus pés sujeitastes, * todas as ovelhas e bois: e, além destes, os outros animais do campo.
8:8 As aves do céu e os peixes do mar, * que percorrem as veredas do oceano.
8:9 Ó Senhor, Senhor nosso, * quão admirável é o vosso nome em toda a terra!
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. How admirable is thy name, O Lord, in the whole earth!
Ant. Sedísti super thronum
Psalmus 9(2-11) [5]
9:2 Confitébor tibi, Dómine, in toto corde meo: * narrábo ómnia mirabília tua.
9:3 Lætábor et exsultábo in te: * psallam nómini tuo, Altíssime.
9:4 In converténdo inimícum meum retrórsum: * infirmabúntur, et períbunt a fácie tua.
9:5 Quóniam fecísti judícium meum et causam meam: * sedísti super thronum, qui júdicas justítiam.
9:6 Increpásti gentes, et périit ímpius: * nomen eórum delésti in ætérnum, et in sǽculum sǽculi.
9:7 Inimíci defecérunt frámeæ in finem: * et civitátes eórum destruxísti.
9:8 Périit memória eórum cum sónitu: * et Dóminus in ætérnum pérmanet.
9:9 Parávit in judício thronum suum: * et ipse judicábit orbem terræ in æquitáte, judicábit pópulos in justítia.
9:10 Et factus est Dóminus refúgium páuperi: * adjútor in opportunitátibus, in tribulatióne.
9:11 Et sperent in te qui novérunt nomen tuum: * quóniam non dereliquísti quæréntes te, Dómine.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Sicut erat in princípio, et nunc, et semper, * et in sǽcula sæculórum. Amen.

Ant. Sedísti super thronum qui júdicas justítiam.
Ant. Thou hast sat on the throne
Psalm 9(2-11) [5]
9:2 Alegrar-me-ei e em Vós exultarei: * cantarei o vosso nome, ó Altíssimo.
9:3 Quando baterem em retirada os meus inimigos: * cairão e perecerão ante Vós.
9:4 Porque julgastes e defendestes a minha causa: * sentastes-Vos sobre o trono, Vós que justamente julgais.
9:5 Repreendestes as gentes e o ímpio pereceu: * apagastes o nome delas para sempre e por todos os séculos dos séculos.
9:6 As espadas do inimigo ficaram embotadas para sempre: * e as suas cidades destruístes.
9:7 Com estrondo pereceu a memória deles: * mas o Senhor permanece eternamente.
9:8 Preparou o seu trono para o juízo: * e Ele mesmo julgará com equidade toda a terra, julgará os povos com justiça.
9:9 O Senhor fez-se o refúgio do pobre: * socorrendo-o oportunamente na tribulação.
9:10 Em Vós esperem os que conhecem o vosso nome: * porque Vós, ó Senhor, não desamparastes os que Vos buscam.
9:11 Cantai ao Senhor que habita em Sião: * anunciai os seus desígnios entre as gentes:
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. Thou hast sat on the throne who judgest justice.
Ant. Exsúrge, Dómine,
Psalmus 9(12-21) [6]
9:12 Psállite Dómino, qui hábitat in Sion: * annuntiáte inter gentes stúdia ejus:
9:13 Quóniam requírens sánguinem eórum recordátus est: * non est oblítus clamórem páuperum.
9:14 Miserére mei, Dómine: * vide humilitátem meam de inimícis meis.
9:15 Qui exáltas me de portis mortis, * ut annúntiem omnes laudatiónes tuas in portis fíliæ Sion.
9:16 Exsultábo in salutári tuo: * infíxæ sunt gentes in intéritu, quem fecérunt.
9:16 In láqueo isto, quem abscondérunt, * comprehénsus est pes eórum.
9:17 Cognoscétur Dóminus judícia fáciens: * in opéribus mánuum suárum comprehénsus est peccátor.
9:18 Convertántur peccatóres in inférnum, * omnes gentes quæ obliviscúntur Deum.
9:19 Quóniam non in finem oblívio erit páuperis: * patiéntia páuperum non períbit in finem.
9:20 Exsúrge, Dómine, non confortétur homo: * judicéntur gentes in conspéctu tuo.
9:21 Constítue, Dómine, legislatórem super eos: * ut sciant gentes quóniam hómines sunt.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Sicut erat in princípio, et nunc, et semper, * et in sǽcula sæculórum. Amen.

Ant. Exsúrge, Dómine, non præváleat homo.
Ant. Arise, O Lord,
Psalm 9(12-21) [6]
9:12 Porque, vingando o seu sangue, mostrou que delas se lembra: * do clamor dos pobres se não esqueceu.
9:13 Tende compaixão de mim, Senhor: * vede o meu abatimento que vem dos meus inimigos.
9:14 Que me ergueis das portas da morte, * para que anuncie todos vossos louvores às portas da filha de Sião.
9:15 Exultarei na salvação que me obtivestes: * as gentes caíram na ruína que me tinham preparado.
9:16 No laço que me tinham preparado, * o seu pé ficou preso.
9:17 Conhecer-se-á que o Senhor faz justiça: * nas obras das suas mãos foi preso o pecador.
9:18 Sejam precipitados no inferno todos os pecadores, * todos as gentes que de Deus se esquecem.
9:19 Porque não estará para sempre esquecido o pobre: * nem a paciência dos infelizes será para sempre frustrada.
9:20 Levantai-Vos, ó Senhor, não triunfe o homem: * sejam julgadas as gentes em vossa presença.
9:21 Senhor, estabelecei sobre elas um legislador: * para que as gentes saibam que são apenas homens.
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. Arise, O Lord, let not man prevail.
V. Scápulis suis obumbrábit tibi.
R. Et sub pennis ejus sperábis.
V. He will overshadow thee with his shoulders.
R. And under his wings thou shalt trust.
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
Ex libro sancti Ambrósii Epíscopi de Noë et arca
Cap. 4. circa med.
Habes, quia irátus Dóminus est: quóniam quamvis cogitáret, hoc est sciret, quia homo pósitus in terræ regióne, carnem portans, sine peccáto esse non possit, (terra enim velut quidam tentatiónum locus est, caróque corruptélæ illécebra) tamen cum habérent méntem ratiónis capácem, virtutémque ánimæ infusam córpori, sine consideratióne áliqua in lapsum ruérunt, ex quo revocáre se nollent. Neque enim Deus cógitat sicut hómines, ut áliqua ei nova succédat senténtia, neque iráscitur quasi mutábilis: sed ídeo hæc legúntur, ut exprimátur peccatórum nostrórum acérbitas, quæ divínam merúerit offénsam: tamquam eoúsque incréverit culpa, ut étiam Deus, qui naturáliter non movétur aut ira, aut ódio, aut passióne ulla, provocátus videátur ad iracúndiam.
V. Tu autem, Dómine, miserére nobis.
R. Deo grátias.

R. Ædificávit Noë altáre Dómino, ófferens super illud holocáustum: odoratúsque est Dóminus odórem suavitátis, et benedíxit ei, dicens:
* Créscite, et multiplicámini, et repléte terram.
V. Ecce ego státuam pactum meum vobíscum, et cum sémine vestro post vos.
R. Créscite, et multiplicámini, et repléte terram.

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

Reading 4
From the Book upon Noah's Ark by St. Ambrose, Bishop of Milan.
Chap, iv.
We read that the Lord was angry. It is in the thoughts, that is to say, in the knowledge of God, that man being put on earth and weighted with the body cannot be without sin, for earth is the home of temptations, and the flesh is a bait for corruption. Yet man had a reasonable soul, and his soul had power to control his body; and, being so made, he made no struggle to keep himself from falling into that from whence he would not return. God's thoughts are not as man's thoughts; in Him there is no such thing as change of mind, no such thing as to be angry and then cool down again. These things are written that we may know the bitterness of our sins, whereby we have earned the Divine wrath. To such a degree had iniquity grown that God, Who by His nature cannot be moved by anger, or hatred, or any passion whatsoever, is represented as provoked to anger.
V. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us.
R. Thanks be to God.

R. Noah builded an Altar unto the Lord, and offered burnt offerings on the Altar; and the Lord smelled a sweet savour, and blessed Noah, and said:
* Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth.
V. Behold, I establish My covenant with you, and with your seed after you.
R. Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth.
V. Jube, domne, benedícere.
Benedictio. Christus perpétuæ det nobis gáudia vitæ. Amen.

Lectio 5
Minitátus est prætérea, quod deléret hóminem. Ab hómine, inquit, usque ad pecus, et a reptílibus usque ad volatília delébo. Quid læserant irrationabília? Sed quia propter hóminem illa facta erant, eo útique deléto, propter quem facta sunt, cónsequens erat, ut étiam illa deleréntur, quia non erat qui his uterétur. Sensu autem altióre illud manifestátur: quia homo mens est, quæ est ratiónis capax. Homo enim definítur ánimal vivum, mortále, rationábile. Principáli ígitur exstíncto, étiam sensus omnis exstínguitur: eo quod nihil réliqui ad salútem supérsit, cum salútis fundaméntum virtus defécerit.
V. Tu autem, Dómine, miserére nobis.
R. Deo grátias.

R. Ponam arcum meum in núbibus cæli, dixit Dóminus ad Noë:
* Et recordábor fœ́deris mei, quod pépigi tecum.
V. Cumque obdúxero núbibus cælum, apparébit arcus meus in núbibus.
R. Et recordábor fœ́deris mei, quod pépigi tecum.
V. Grant, Lord, a blessing.
Benediction. May Christ to all His people give, for ever in His sight to live. Amen.

Reading 5
And God threatened that He would destroy man. He said: I will destroy man, whom I have created, from the face of the earth; both man and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air. What harm had the animals done? For man's use had they been created, and, when man was wiped away, they were of use no longer. And there is an higher reason. Man is a living soul, capable of reason, who may be described as a living animal, subject to death, and endowed with reason. When then the highest animal is gone, why should the lower branches remain? Why should anything be saved alive, when righteousness, the basis of salvation, is to be no more?
V. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us.
R. Thanks be to God.

R. The Lord said unto Noah: I do set My bow in the clouds of heaven,
* And I will remember My covenant which is between Me and you.
V. And it shall come to pass, when I bring a cloud over the heaven, that My bow shall be seen in the cloud.
R. And I will remember My covenant which is between Me and you.
V. Jube, domne, benedícere.
Benedictio. Ignem sui amóris accéndat Deus in córdibus nostris. Amen.

Lectio 6
Ad condemnatiónem autem ceterórum, et ad expressiónem pietátis divínæ, dícitur Noë apud Deum grátiam invenísse. Simul osténditur, quod hóminem justum non obúmbret aliórum offénsio, quando ipse ad totíus géneris reservátur seminárium. Qui non generatiónis nobilitáte, sed justítiæ et perfectiónis mérito laudátur. Probáti enim viri genus, virtútis prosápia est: quia sicut hóminum genus hómines, ita animárum genus virtútes sunt. Etenim famíliæ hóminum splendóre géneris nobilitántur, animárum autem clarificátur grátia splendóre virtútis.
V. Tu autem, Dómine, miserére nobis.
R. Deo grátias.

R. Per memetípsum jurávi, dicit Dóminus, non adíciam ultra aquas dilúvii super terram: pacti mei recordábor
* Ut non perdam aquis dilúvii omnem carnem.
V. Arcum meum ponam in núbibus, et erit signum fœ́deris inter me et inter terram.
R. Ut non perdam aquis dilúvii omnem carnem.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Ut non perdam aquis dilúvii omnem carnem.
V. Grant, Lord, a blessing.
Benediction. May the Spirit's fire Divine in our hearts enkindled shine. Amen.

Reading 6
But more effectually to condemn the rest of men, and to manifest the goodness of God, it is written that Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord. Here we learn also that the sin of his neighbour casteth no shadow on the righteous, when he is kept as a stock from whence the whole race are to spring. He is praised, not because he was of a noble race, but because he was a just man and perfect. The stock of a just man yieldeth men of just souls; for virtues, like blood, are hereditary. Among men are some families illustrious for honourable pedigrees, and so there are also races of souls whose comeliness is the lustre of virtues.
V. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us.
R. Thanks be to God.

R. By Myself have I sworn, saith the Lord. I will not again bring the waters of the flood upon the earth, I will remember My covenant.
* And the waters shall become no more a flood to destroy all flesh.
V. I do set My bow in the clouds, and it shall be for a token of a covenant between Me and the earth.
R. And the waters shall no more become a flood to destroy all flesh.
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Ghost.
R. And the waters shall no more become a flood to destroy all flesh.
Nocturn III.
Ant. Ut quid, Dómine,
Psalmus 9(22-32) [7]
9:22 Ut quid, Dómine, recessísti longe, * déspicis in opportunitátibus, in tribulatióne?
9:23 Dum supérbit ímpius, incénditur pauper: * comprehendúntur in consíliis quibus cógitant.
9:24 Quóniam laudátur peccátor in desidériis ánimæ suæ: * et iníquus benedícitur.
9:25 Exacerbávit Dóminum peccátor, * secúndum multitúdinem iræ suæ non quǽret.
9:26 Non est Deus in conspéctu ejus: * inquinátæ sunt viæ illíus in omni témpore.
9:26 Auferúntur judícia tua a fácie ejus: * ómnium inimicórum suórum dominábitur.
9:27 Dixit enim in corde suo: * Non movébor a generatióne in generatiónem sine malo.
9:28 Cujus maledictióne os plenum est, et amaritúdine, et dolo: * sub lingua ejus labor et dolor.
9:29 Sedet in insídiis cum divítibus in occúltis: * ut interfíciat innocéntem.
9:30 Óculi ejus in páuperem respíciunt: * insidiátur in abscóndito, quasi leo in spelúnca sua.
9:30 Insidiátur ut rápiat páuperem: * rápere páuperem, dum áttrahit eum.
9:31 In láqueo suo humiliábit eum: * inclinábit se, et cadet, cum dominátus fúerit páuperum.
9:32 Dixit enim in corde suo: Oblítus est Deus, * avértit fáciem suam ne vídeat in finem.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Sicut erat in princípio, et nunc, et semper, * et in sǽcula sæculórum. Amen.

Ant. Ut quid, Dómine, recessísti lónge?
Nocturn III.
Ant. Why, O Lord,
Psalm 9(22-32) [7]
9:22 Senhor, porque Vos apartastes para longe, * desamparais-nos nas necessidades e na tribulação?
9:23 Enquanto o ímpio se envaidece, o pobre é abrasado: * são apanhados nas intrigas que teceram.
9:24 Pois o pecador vangloria-se nos desejos da sua alma: * e o iníquo é felicitado.
9:25 O pecador exacerbou o Senhor, * devido à sua grande ira Ele o não procurará.
9:26 Não há Deus diante dele: * os seus caminhos são sempre viciosos.
9:27 Não estão ante sua vista Vossos juízos: * dominará ele todos seus inimigos.
9:28 Pois disse no seu coração: * não serei movido de geração em geração e do mal estarei livre.
9:29 Sua boca está cheia de maledicência, de amargura e de dolo: * debaixo da sua língua estão o trabalho e a dor.
9:30 Senta-se em emboscada com os ricos em lugares ocultos: * para o inocente matar.
9:31 Seus olhos estão sobre o pobre: * aguarda escondido como o leão na sua cova.
9:32 Arma ciladas para arrebatar o pobre: * para arrebatar o pobre, atraindo-o a si.
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. Why, O Lord, hast thou retired afar off?
Ant. Exsúrge,
Psalmus 9(33-39) [8]
9:33 Exsúrge, Dómine Deus, exaltétur manus tua: * ne obliviscáris páuperum.
9:34 Propter quid irritávit ímpius Deum? * dixit enim in corde suo: Non requíret.
9:35 Vides quóniam tu labórem et dolórem consíderas: * ut tradas eos in manus tuas.
9:35 Tibi derelíctus est pauper: * órphano tu eris adjútor.
9:36 Cóntere brácchium peccatóris et malígni: * quærétur peccátum illíus, et non inveniétur.
9:37 Dóminus regnábit in ætérnum, et in sǽculum sǽculi: * períbitis, gentes, de terra illíus.
9:38 Desidérium páuperum exaudívit Dóminus: * præparatiónem cordis eórum audívit auris tua.
9:39 Judicáre pupíllo et húmili, * ut non appónat ultra magnificáre se homo super terram.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Sicut erat in princípio, et nunc, et semper, * et in sǽcula sæculórum. Amen.

Ant. Exsúrge, Dómine Deus, exaltétur manus tua.
Ant. Arise, O Lord God,
Psalm 9(33-39) [8]
9:33 No seu laço ele fá-lo-á cair: * inclinar-se-á e cairá sobre os pobres, logo que se apoderar deles.
9:34 Pois disse no seu coração: Deus esqueceu-se, * virou o seu rosto para até ao fim não ver.
9:35 Levantai-Vos, ó Senhor Deus, eleve-se a vossa mão: * e dos pobres Vos não esqueçais.
9:36 Por que motivo o ímpio irritou a Deus? * Porque disse no seu coração: Ele não exige.
9:37 Porém, Vós o vedes, considerais o trabalho e a dor: * para o tomardes nas vossas mãos.
9:38 A Vós se abandona o infeliz: * sereis Vós o amparo do órfão.
9:39 Quebrai o braço do pecador e do maligno: * buscar-se-á o seu pecado e se não achará.
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. Arise, O Lord God, let thy hand be exalted.
Ant. Justus Dóminus
Psalmus 10 [9]
10:2 In Dómino confído: quómodo dícitis ánimæ meæ: * Tránsmigra in montem sicut passer?
10:3 Quóniam ecce peccatóres intendérunt arcum, paravérunt sagíttas suas in pháretra, * ut sagíttent in obscúro rectos corde.
10:4 Quóniam quæ perfecísti, destruxérunt: * justus autem quid fecit?
10:5 Dóminus in templo sancto suo, * Dóminus in cælo sedes ejus.
10:5 Óculi ejus in páuperem respíciunt: * pálpebræ ejus intérrogant fílios hóminum.
10:6 Dóminus intérrogat justum et ímpium: * qui autem díligit iniquitátem, odit ánimam suam.
10:7 Pluet super peccatóres láqueos: * ignis, et sulphur, et spíritus procellárum pars cálicis eórum.
10:8 Quóniam justus Dóminus, et justítias diléxit: * æquitátem vidit vultus ejus.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Sicut erat in princípio, et nunc, et semper, * et in sǽcula sæculórum. Amen.

Ant. Justus Dóminus et justítiam diléxit.
Ant. The Lord is just
Psalm 10 [9]
10:1 No Senhor confio: porque dizeis à minha alma: * migra para o monte como a ave?
10:2 Eis que os pecadores mostraram o seu arco, prepararam as suas setas na aljava, * para no escuro dispararem aos rectos de coração.
10:3 Porque eles destruíram o que fizestes de bom: * mas que fez o justo?
10:4 O Senhor habita no seu santo templo, * o trono do Senhor está no céu.
10:5 Seus olhos olham para o pobre: * suas pálpebras inquirem os filhos dos homens.
10:6 O Senhor interroga o justo e o ímpio: * mas aquele que ama a iniquidade, odeia a sua alma.
10:7 Fará chover laços sobre os pecadores: * o fogo e o enxofre e as tempestades são a parte que lhes toca.
10:8 Porque o Senhor é justo e ama a justiça: * o seu rosto olha para a equidade.
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. The Lord is just and He hath loved justice.
V. Scuto circúmdabit te véritas ejus.
R. Non timébis a timóre noctúrno.
V. His truth shall compass thee with a shield.
R. Thou shalt not be afraid of the terror of the night.
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 8:4-15
In illo témpore: Cum autem turba plúrima convenírent, et de civitátibus properárent ad Jesum, dixit per similitúdinem: Exiit qui séminat, semináre semen suum. Et réliqua.

Homilía sancti Gregórii Papæ
Homilia 15 in Evangelia
Léctio sancti Evangélii, quam modo, fratres caríssimi, audístis, expositióne non índiget, sed admonitióne. Quam enim per semetípsam Véritas expósuit, hanc discútere humána fragílitas non præsúmat. Sed est quod sollícite in hac ipsa expositióne Domínica pensáre debeámus: quia si nos vobis semen verbum, agrum mundum, vólucres dæmónia, spinas divítias significáre dicerémus ad credéndum nobis mens fórsitan vestra dubitáret. Unde et idem Dóminus per semetípsum dignátus est expónere quod dicébat, ut sciátis rerum significatiónes quǽrere in iis étiam, quæ per semetípsum nóluit explanáre.
V. Tu autem, Dómine, miserére nobis.
R. Deo grátias.

R. Benedíxit Deus Noë, et fíliis ejus, et dixit ad eos:
* Créscite, et multiplicámini, et repléte terram.
V. Ecce ego státuam pactum meum vobíscum, et cum sémine vestro post vos.
R. Créscite, et multiplicámini, et repléte terram.

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 8:4-15
At that time: When much people were gathered together, and were come to Jesus out of every city, he spake by a parable. A sower went out to sow his seed. And so on, and that which followeth.

Homily by Pope St. Gregory the Great.
15th on the Gospels
Dearly beloved brethren, the passage from the Holy Gospel which ye have just heard, needeth not so much that I should explain it, as that I should seek to enforce its lesson. The Truth Himself hath explained it, and, after that, it beseemeth not man's frailty to fritter away His exposition by any further comment. But there is, in that very explanation by the Lord, somewhat, which it behoveth us well to weigh. If it were but we who bade you believe that by the seed is signified the word; by the field, the world; by the birds, the devils; and by the thorns, riches ye would perchance doubt of the truth of our explanation. Therefore the Lord Himself hath vouchsafed to give this explanation, and that, not for this parable only, but that ye may know in what manner to interpret others, whereof He hath not given the meaning.
V. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us.
R. Thanks be to God.

R. God blessed Noah and his sons, and said unto them:
* Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth.
V. Behold, I establish My covenant with you, and with your seed after you.
R. Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth.
V. Jube, domne, benedícere.
Benedictio. Divínum auxílium máneat semper nobíscum. Amen.

Lectio 8
Exponéndo ergo quod dixit, figuráte se loqui innótuit: quátenus certos nos rédderet, cum vobis nostra fragílitas verbórum illíus figúras aperíret. Quis enim mihi umquam créderet, si spinas divítias interpretári voluíssem? máxime cum illæ pugnant, istæ deléctent. Et tamen spinæ sunt, quia cogitatiónum suárum punctiónibus méntem lácerant: et cum usque ad peccátum pértrahunt, quasi inflícto vúlnere cruéntant. Quas bene hoc in loco, álio Evangelísta testánte, nequáquam Dóminus divítias, sed falláces divítias appéllat.
V. Tu autem, Dómine, miserére nobis.
R. Deo grátias.

R. Ecce ego státuam pactum meum vobíscum, et cum sémine vestro post vos:
* Neque erit deínceps dilúvium díssipans terram.
V. Arcum meum ponam in núbibus, et erit signum fœ́deris inter me et inter terram.
R. Neque erit deínceps dilúvium díssipans terram.
V. Grant, Lord, a blessing.
Benediction. God's most mighty strength alway be His people's staff and stay. Amen.

Reading 8
Beginning His explanation, the Lord saith that He speaketh in parables. Hereby He doth certify us, when our weakness would unveil to you the hidden meaning of His words. If I spake of myself, who would believe me when I say that riches are thorns? Thorns prick, but riches lull to rest. And yet riches are indeed thorns, for the anxiety they bring is a ceaseless pricking to the minds of their owners, and, if they lead into sin, they are thorns which bloodily tear the soul. But we understand from another Evangelist Matth. xiii. 22 that in this place the Lord speaketh, not of riches themselves, but of the deceitfulness of riches.
V. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us.
R. Thanks be to God.

R. Behold, I establish My covenant with you, and with your seed after you.
* Neither shall there any more be a flood to destroy the earth.
V. I do set My bow in the clouds, and it shall be for a token of a covenant between Me and the earth.
R. Neither shall there any more be a flood to destroy the earth.
V. Jube, domne, benedícere.
Benedictio. Ad societátem cívium supernórum perdúcat nos Rex Angelórum. Amen.

Lectio 9
Falláces enim sunt, quæ nobíscum diu permanére non possunt: falláces sunt, quæ mentis nostræ inópiam non expéllunt. Solæ autem divítiæ veræ sunt, quæ nos dívites virtútibus fáciunt. Si ergo, fratres caríssimi, esse dívites cúpitis, veras divítias amáte. Si culmen veri honóris quæritis, ad cæléste regnum téndite. Si glóriam dignitátum dilígitis, in illa supérna Angelórum cúria adscríbi festináte. Verba Dómini, quæ aure percípitis, mente retinéte. Cibus enim mentis est sermo Dei: et quasi accéptus cibus stómacho languénte rejícitur, quando audítus sermo in ventre memóriæ non tenétur. Sed quisquis aliménta non rétinet, hujus profécto vita desperátur.
V. Tu autem, Dómine, miserére nobis.
R. Deo grátias.

R. Cum turba plúrima convenírent ad Jesum, et de civitátibus properárent ad eum, dixit per similitúdinem:
* Exiit qui séminat, semináre semen suum.
V. Et dum séminat, áliud cécidit in terram bonam, et ortum fecit fructum céntuplum.
R. Exiit qui séminat, semináre semen suum.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Exiit qui séminat, semináre semen suum.
V. Grant, Lord, a blessing.
Benediction. May He that is the Angels' King to that high realm His people bring. Amen.

Reading 9
Those riches are deceitful riches, which can be ours only for a little while; those riches are deceitful riches, which cannot relieve the poverty of our souls. They are the only true riches, which make us rich in virtues. If then, dearly beloved brethren, ye seek to be rich, earnestly desire the true riches. If ye would be truly honourable, strive after the kingdom of heaven. If ye love the bravery of titles, hasten to have your names written down at Court above, where Angels are. Take to heart the Lord's words which your ear heareth. The food of the soul is the word of God when the stomach is sick it throweth up again the food which is put into it, and so is the soul sick when a man heareth and digesteth not in his memory the Word of God. And if any man cannot keep his food, that man's life is in desperate case.
V. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us.
R. Thanks be to God.

R. When much people were gathered together to Jesus, and were come to Him out of every city, He spake by a parable:
* A sower went out to sow his seed.
V. And, as he sowed, some fell on good ground, and sprang up, and bare fruit an hundred-fold.
R. A sower went out to sow his seed.
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Ghost.
R. A sower went out to sow his seed.
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 cónspicis, quia ex nulla nostra actióne confídimus: concéde propítius; ut, contra advérsa ómnia Doctóris géntium protectióne muniámur.
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 the season}
V. O Lord, hear my prayer.
R. And let my cry come unto thee.
Let us pray.
O God, Who seest that we put not our trust in anything that we do, mercifully grant that through the protection of the Teacher of the Gentiles we may be defended against all adversity.
Through Jesus Christ, thy Son our Lord, Who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, 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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