Dominica II in Quadragesima ~ Semiduplex I. classis


Ad Matutinum    03-17-2019

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.
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 Psalterio secundum tempora}
Ant. Non sit vobis vanum mane súrgere ante lucem: * Quia promísit Dóminus corónam vigilántibus.
Ant. Non sit vobis vanum mane súrgere ante lucem: * Quia promísit Dóminus corónam vigilántibus.
Veníte, exsultémus Dómino, jubilémus Deo, salutári nostro: præoccupémus fáciem ejus in confessióne, et in psalmis jubilémus ei.
Ant. Non sit vobis vanum mane súrgere ante lucem: * Quia promísit Dóminus corónam vigilántibus.
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. Quia promísit Dóminus corónam vigilántibus.
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. Non sit vobis vanum mane súrgere ante lucem: * Quia promísit Dóminus corónam vigilántibus.
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. Quia promísit Dóminus corónam vigilántibus.
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. Non sit vobis vanum mane súrgere ante lucem: * Quia promísit Dóminus corónam vigilántibus.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Sicut erat in princípio, et nunc, et semper, * et in sǽcula sæculórum. Amen.
Ant. Quia promísit Dóminus corónam vigilántibus.
Ant. Non sit vobis vanum mane súrgere ante lucem: * Quia promísit Dóminus corónam vigilántibus.
Invitatory {Antiphon from the Psalter for the season of the Church year}
Ant. Let it not be vain for you to rise up early, before the light: * For the Lord hath promised a crown to them that watch.
Ant. Let it not be vain for you to rise up early, before the light: * For the Lord hath promised a crown to them that watch.
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. Let it not be vain for you to rise up early, before the light: * For the Lord hath promised a crown to them that watch.
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. For the Lord hath promised a crown to them that watch.
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 it not be vain for you to rise up early, before the light: * For the Lord hath promised a crown to them that watch.
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. For the Lord hath promised a crown to them that watch.
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 it not be vain for you to rise up early, before the light: * For the Lord hath promised a crown to them that watch.
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. For the Lord hath promised a crown to them that watch.
Ant. Let it not be vain for you to rise up early, before the light: * For the Lord hath promised a crown to them that watch.
Hymnus {ex Psalterio secundum tempora}
Ex more docti mýstico
Servémus hoc jejúnium,
Deno diérum círculo
Ducto quater notíssimo.

Lex et prophétæ prímitus
Hoc prætulérunt, póstmodum
Christus sacrávit, ómnium
Rex atque factor témporum.

Utámur ergo párcius
Verbis, cibis et pótibus,
Somno, jocis, et árctius
Perstémus in custódia.

Vitémus autem nóxia,
Quæ súbruunt mentes vagas:
Nullúmque demus cállidi
Hostis locum tyránnidi.

Flectámus iram víndicem,
Plorémus ante Júdicem,
Clamémus ore súpplici,
Dicámus omnes cérnui:

Nostris malis offéndimus
Tuam, Deus, cleméntiam:
Effúnde nobis désuper,
Remíssor, indulgéntiam.

Meménto quod sumus tui,
Licet cadúci, plásmatis:
Ne des honórem nóminis
Tui, precámur, álteri.

Laxa malum, quod fécimus,
Auge bonum, quod póscimus:
Placére quo tandem tibi
Possímus hic, et pérpetim.

Præsta, beáta Trínitas,
Concéde, simplex Únitas,
Ut fructuósa sint tuis
Jejuniórum múnera.
Amen.
Hymn {from the Psalter for the season of the Church year}
The fast, as taught by holy lore,
We keep in solemn course once more:
The fast to all men known, and bound
In forty days of yearly round.

The law and seers that were of old
In diverse ways this Lent foretold,
Which Christ, all seasons’ King and Guide,
In after ages sanctified.

More sparing therefore let us make
The words we speak, the food we take,
Our sleep and mirth, —and closer barred
Be every sense in holy guard.

Avoid the evil thoughts that roll
Like waters o’er the heedless soul;
Nor let the foe occasion find
Our souls in slavery to bind.

In prayer together let us fall,
And cry for mercy, one and all,
And weep before the Judge’s feet,
And his avenging wrath entreat.

Thy grace have we offended sore,
By sins, O God, which we deplore;
But pour upon us from on high,
O pardoning One, thy clemency.

Remember thou, though frail we be,
That yet thine handiwork are we;
Nor let the honour of thy name
Be by another put to shame.

Forgive the sin that we have wrought;
Increase the good that we have sought:
That we at length, our wanderings o'er,
May please thee here and evermore.

Grant O thou Blessed Trinity,
Grant, O Essential Unity,
That this our fast of forty days
May work our profit and thy praise.
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 Blessed is the man who hath not walked in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stood in the way of sinners, * nor sat in the chair of pestilence.
1:2 But his will is in the law of the Lord, * and on his law he shall meditate day and night.
1:3 And he shall be like a tree which is planted near the running waters, * which shall bring forth its fruit, in due season.
1:3 And his leaf shall not fall off: * and all whatsoever he shall do shall prosper.
1:4 Not so the wicked, not so: * but like the dust, which the wind driveth from the face of the earth.
1:5 Therefore the wicked shall not rise again in judgment: * nor sinners in the council of the just.
1:6 For the Lord knoweth the way of the just: * and the way of the wicked shall perish.
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 Why have the Gentiles raged, * and the people devised vain things?
2:2 The kings of the earth stood up, and the princes met together, * against the Lord and against his Christ.
2:3 Let us break their bonds asunder: * and let us cast away their yoke from us.
2:4 He that dwelleth in heaven shall laugh at them: * and the Lord shall deride them.
2:5 Then shall he speak to them in his anger, * and trouble them in his rage.
2:6 But I am appointed king by him over Sion his holy mountain, * preaching his commandment.
2:7 The Lord hath said to me: * Thou art my son, this day have I begotten thee.
2:8 Ask of me, and I will give thee the Gentiles for thy inheritance, * and the utmost parts of the earth for thy possession.
2:9 Thou shalt rule them with a rod of iron, * and shalt break them in pieces like a potter’s vessel.
2:10 And now, O ye kings, understand: * receive instruction, you that judge the earth.
2:11 Serve ye the Lord with fear: * and rejoice unto him with trembling.
2:12 Embrace discipline, lest at any time the Lord be angry, * and you perish from the just way.
2:13 When his wrath shall be kindled in a short time, * blessed are all they that trust in him.
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]
3:2 Why, O Lord, are they multiplied that afflict me? * many are they who rise up against me.
3:3 Many say to my soul: * There is no salvation for him in his God.
3:4 But thou, O Lord art my protector, * my glory, and the lifter up of my head.
3:5 I have cried to the Lord with my voice: * and he hath heard me from his holy hill.
3:6 I have slept and taken my rest: * and I have risen up, because the Lord hath protected me.
3:7 I will not fear thousands of the people, surrounding me: * arise, O Lord; save me, O my God.
3:8 For thou hast struck all them who are my adversaries without cause: * thou hast broken the teeth of sinners.
3:9 Salvation is of the Lord: * and thy blessing is upon thy people.
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 27:1-10
1 Sénuit autem Isaac, et calligavérunt óculi ejus, et vidére non póterat: vocavítque Esau fílium suum majórem, et dixit ei: Fili mi! Qui respóndit: Adsum.
2 Cui pater: Vides, inquit, quod senúerim et ignórem diem mórtis meæ.
3 Sume arma tua, pháretram, et arcum, et egrédere foras: cumque venátu áliquid apprehénderis,
4 Fac mihi inde pulméntum sicut velle me nosti, et affer ut cómedam: et benedícat tibi ánima mea ántequam móriar.
5 Quod cum audísset Rebécca, et ille abiísset in agrum ut jussiónem patris impléret,
6 Dixit fílio suo Jacob: Audívi patrem tuum loquéntem cum Esau fratre tuo, et dicéntem ei:
7 Affer mihi de venatióne tua, et fac cibos ut cómedam, et benedícam tibi coram Dómino ántequam moriar.
8 Nunc ergo fili mi, acquiésce consíliis meis;
9 Et pergens ad gregem, affer mihi duos hædos óptimos, ut fáciam ex eis escas patri tuo, quibus libénter véscitur:
10 Quas cum intúleris, et coméderit, benedícat tibi priúsquam moriátur.
V. Tu autem, Dómine, miserére nobis.
R. Deo grátias.

R. Tolle arma tua, pháretram et arcum, et affer de venatióne tua, ut cómedam:
* Et benedícat tibi ánima mea.
V. Cumque venátu áliquid attúleris, fac mihi inde pulméntum, ut cómedam.
R. Et benedícat tibi ánima mea.

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 27:1-10
1 Now Isaac was old, and his eyes were dim, and he could not see: and he called Esau, his elder son, and said to him: My son? And he answered: Here I am.
2 And his father said to him: Thou seest that I am old, and know not the day of my death.
3 Take thy arms, thy quiver, and bow, and go abroad: and when thou hast taken some thing by hunting,
4 Make me savoury meat thereof, as thou knowest I like, and bring it, that I may eat: and my soul may bless thee before I die.
5 And when Rebecca had heard this, and he was gone into the field to fulfill his father's commandment,
6 She said to her son Jacob: I heard thy father talking with Esau thy brother, and saying to him:
7 Bring me of thy hunting, and make me meats that I may eat, and bless thee in the sight of the Lord, before I die.
8 Now, therefore, my son, follow my counsel:
9 And go thy way to the flock, bring me two kids of the best, that I may make of them meat for thy father, such as he gladly eateth:
10 Which when thou hast brought in, and he hath eaten, he may bless thee before he die.
V. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us.
R. Thanks be to God.

R. Take thy weapons, thy quiver and thy bow, and bring me some of thy venison, that I may eat,
* and my soul may bless thee.
V. And when thou hast taken somewhat, make me thereof savoury meat, that I may eat.
R. And my soul may bless thee.
V. Jube, domne, benedícere.
Benedictio. Unigénitus Dei Fílius nos benedícere et adjuváre dignétur. Amen.

Lectio 2
Gen 27:11-20
11 Cui ille respóndit: Nosti quod Esau frater meus homo pilósus sit, et ego lenis:
12 Si attractáverit me pater meus, et sénserit, tímeo ne putet sibi voluísse illúdere, et indúcam super me maledictiónem pro benedictióne.
13 Ad quem mater: In me sit, ait, ista maledíctio, fili mi: tantum audi vocem meam, et pergens, affer quæ dixi.
14 Abiit, et áttulit, dedítque matri. Parávit illa cibos, sicut velle nóverat patrem illíus.
15 Et véstibus Esau valde bonis, quas apud se habébat domi, índuit eum:
16 Pelliculásque hædórum circúmdedit mánibus, et colli nuda protéxit.
17 Dedítque pulméntum, et panes, quos cóxerat, trádidit.
18 Quibus illátis, dixit: Pater mi! At ille respóndit: Audio. Quis es tu, fili mi?
19 Dixítque Jacob: Ego sum primogénitus tuus Esau: feci sicut præcepísti mihi: surge, sede, et cómede de venatióne mea, ut benedícat mihi ánima tua.
20 Rursúmque Isaac ad fílium suum: Quómodo, inquit, tam cito inveníre potuísti, fili mi? Qui respóndit: Volúntas Dei fuit ut cito occúrreret mihi quod volébam.
V. Tu autem, Dómine, miserére nobis.
R. Deo grátias.

R. Ecce odor fílii mei sicut odor agri pleni, cui benedíxit Dóminus: créscere te fáciat Deus meus sicut arénam maris:
* Et donet tibi de rore cæli benedictiónem.
V. Deus autem omnípotens benedícat tibi, atque multíplicet.
R. Et donet tibi de rore cæli benedictiónem.
V. Grant, Lord, a blessing.
Benediction. May the Son, the Sole-begotten, mercifully bless and keep us. Amen.

Reading 2
Gen 27:11-20
11 And he answered her: Thou knowest that Esau my brother is a hairy man, and I am smooth.
12 If my father shall feel me, and perceive it, I fear lest he will think I would have mocked him, and I shall bring upon me a curse instead of a blessing.
13 And his mother said to him: Upon me be this curse, my son: only hear thou my voice, and go, fetch me the things which I have said.
14 He went, and brought, and gave them to his mother. She dressed meats, such as she knew his father liked.
15 And she put on him very good garments of Esau, which she had at home with her:
16 And the little skins of the kids she put about his hands, and covered the bare of his neck.
17 And she gave him the savoury meat, and delivered him bread that she had baked.
18 Which when he had carried in, he said: My father? But he answered: I hear. Who art thou, my son?
19 And Jacob said: I am Esau thy firstborn: I have done as thou didst command me: arise, sit, and eat of my venison, that thy soul may bless me.
20 And Isaac said to his son: How couldst thou find it so quickly, my son? He answered: It was the will of God, that what I sought came quickly in my way.
V. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us.
R. Thanks be to God.

R. See the smell of my son is as the smell of a field which the Lord hath blessed. May my God multiply thee as the sand of the sea.
* And give thee a blessing of the dew of heaven.
V. And God Almighty bless thee, and multiply thee.
R. And give thee a blessing of the dew of heaven.
V. Jube, domne, benedícere.
Benedictio. Spíritus Sancti grátia illúminet sensus et corda nostra. Amen.

Lectio 3
Gen 27:21-29
21 Dixítque Isaac: Accéde huc ut tángam te, fili mi, et probem utrum tu sis fílius meus Esau, an non.
22 Accéssit ille ad patrem, et, palpáto eo, dixit Isaac: Vox quidem, vox Jacob est: sed manus, manus sunt Esau.
23 Et non cognóvit eum, quia pilósæ manus similitúdinem majóris exprésserant. Benedícens ergo illi,
24 Ait: Tu es fílius meus Esau? Respóndit: Ego sum.
25 At ille: Affer mihi, inquit, cibos de venatióne tua, fili mi, ut benedícat tibi ánima mea. Quos cum oblátos comedísset, óbtulit ei étiam vinum. Quo hausto,
26 Dixit ad eum: Accéde ad me, et da mihi ósculum, fili mi.
27 Accéssit, et osculátus est eum. Statímque ut sensit vestimentórum illíus flagrántiam, benedícens illi, ait: Ecce odor fílii mei sicut odor agri pleni, cui benedíxit Dóminus.
28 Det tibi Deus de rore cæli, et de pinguédine terræ abundántiam fruménti et vini.
29 Et sérviant tibi pópuli, et adórent te tribus: esto dóminus fratrum tuórum, et incurvéntur ante te fílii matris tuæ. Qui maledíxerit tibi, sit ille maledíctus: et qui benedíxerit tibi, benedictiónibus repleátur.
V. Tu autem, Dómine, miserére nobis.
R. Deo grátias.

R. Det tibi Deus de rore cæli et de pinguédine terræ abundántiam: sérviant tibi tribus et pópuli:
* Esto dóminus fratrum tuórum.
V. Et incurvéntur ante te fílii matris tuæ.
R. Esto dóminus fratrum tuórum.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Esto dóminus fratrum tuorum.
V. Grant, Lord, a blessing.
Benediction. May the grace of the Holy Spirit enlighten all our hearts and minds. Amen.

Reading 3
Gen 27:21-29
21 And Isaac said: Come hither, that I may feel thee, my son, and may prove whether thou be my son Esau, or not.
22 He came near to his father, and when he had felt him, Isaac said: The voice indeed is the voice of Jacob; but the hands are the hands of Esau.
23 He said: Art thou my son Esau? He answered: I am.
25 Then he said: Bring me the meats of thy hunting, my son, that my soul may bless thee. And when they were brought, and he had eaten, he offered him wine also, which after he had drunk,
26 He said to him: Come near me, and give me a kiss, my son.
27 He came near, and kissed him. And immediately as he smelled the fragrant smell of his garments, blessing him, he said: Behold the smell of my son is as the smell of a plentiful field, which Lord hath blessed.
28 God give thee the dew of heaven, and of the fatness of the earth, abundance of corn and wine.
29 And let peoples serve thee, and tribes worship thee: be thou lord of thy brethren, and let they mother's children bow down before thee. Cursed be he that curseth thee: and let him that blesseth thee be filled with blessings.
V. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us.
R. Thanks be to God.

R. God give thee of the dew of heaven and the fatness of the earth. Let people and nations serve thee.
* Be lord over thy brethren.
V. And let thy mother's sons bow down to thee.
R. Be lord over thy brethren.
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Ghost.
R. Be lord over thy brethren.
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]
8:2 O Lord our Lord, * how admirable is thy name in the whole earth!
8:2 For thy magnificence is elevated * above the heavens.
8:3 Out of the mouth of infants and of sucklings thou hast perfected praise, because of thy enemies, * that thou mayst destroy the enemy and the avenger.
8:4 For I will behold thy heavens, the works of thy fingers: * the moon and the stars which thou hast founded.
8:5 What is man that thou art mindful of him? * or the son of man that thou visitest him?
8:6 Thou hast made him a little less than the angels, thou hast crowned him with glory and honour: * and hast set him over the works of thy hands.
8:8 Thou hast subjected all things under his feet, * all sheep and oxen: moreover the beasts also of the fields.
8:9 The birds of the air, and the fishes of the sea, * that pass through the paths of the sea.
8:10 O Lord our Lord, * how admirable is thy name in all the earth!
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 I will give praise to thee, O Lord, with my whole heart: * I will relate all thy wonders.
9:3 I will be glad and rejoice in thee: * I will sing to thy name, O thou most high.
9:4 When my enemy shall be turned back: * they shall be weakened and perish before thy face.
9:5 For thou hast maintained my judgment and my cause: * thou hast sat on the throne, who judgest justice.
9:6 Thou hast rebuked the Gentiles, and the wicked one hath perished: * thou hast blotted out their name for ever and ever.
9:7 The swords of the enemy have failed unto the end: * and their cities thou hast destroyed.
9:8 Their memory hath perished with a noise. * But the Lord remaineth for ever.
9:9 He hath prepared his throne in judgment: * And he shall judge the world in equity, he shall judge the people in justice.
9:10 And the Lord is become a refuge for the poor: * a helper in due time in tribulation.
9:11 And let them trust in thee who know thy name: * for thou hast not forsaken them that seek thee, O Lord.
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 Sing ye to the Lord, who dwelleth in Sion: * declare his ways among the Gentiles.
9:13 For requiring their blood he hath remembered them: * he hath not forgotten the cry of the poor.
9:14 Have mercy on me, O Lord: * see my humiliation which I suffer from my enemies.
9:15 Thou that liftest me up from the gates of death, * that I may declare all thy praises in the gates of the daughter of Sion.
9:16 I will rejoice in thy salvation: * the Gentiles have stuck fast in the destruction which they have prepared.
9:16 Their foot hath been taken * in the very snare which they hid.
9:17 The Lord shall be known when he executeth judgments: * the sinner hath been caught in the works of his own hands.
9:18 The wicked shall be turned into hell, * all the nations that forget God.
9:19 For the poor man shall not be forgotten to the end: * the patience of the poor shall not perish for ever.
9:20 Arise, O Lord, let not man be strengthened: * let the Gentiles be judged in thy sight.
9:21 Appoint, O Lord, a lawgiver over them: * that the Gentiles may know themselves to be but men.
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 Augustíni Epíscopi contra mendacium
Cap. 10, tom. 4; post init.
Jacob quod matre fecit auctore, ut patrem fállere viderétur, si diligenter et fideliter attendátur, non est mendácium, sed mystérium. Quæ si mendacia dixérimus, omnes étiam parabolæ ac figuræ significandárum quarumcúmque rerum, quæ non ad proprietátem accipiéndæ sunt, sed in eis aliud ex alio est intelligéndum, dicéntur esse mendacia: quod absit omníno. Nam qui hoc putat, trópicis étiam tam multis locutiónibus ómnibus potest hanc importare calumniam; ita ut et hæc ipsa, quæ appellátur metáphora, hoc est, de re própria ad rem non propriam verbi alicujus usurpáta translátio, possit ista ratióne mendácium nuncupári.
V. Tu autem, Dómine, miserére nobis.
R. Deo grátias.

R. Dum exíret Jacob de terra sua, vidit glóriam Dei, et ait: Quam terríbilis est locus iste!
* Non est hic áliud, nisi domus Dei, et porta cæli.
V. Vere Deus est in loco isto, et ego nesciébam.
R. Non est hic áliud, nisi domus Dei, et porta cæli.

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

Reading 4
From the Book against Lying written by St. Augustine, Bishop of Hippo.
Ch. ix, tom. 4
If we consider faithfully and carefully what it was that Jacob did by the advice of his mother, and wherein he seemeth to have deceived his father, it will appear that (it hath an aspect in which) it is not a lie, but an allegory. If we denounce this (its mystic sense) as a lie, then must we also give the name of lies to even all parable, and to every figure devised to set forth the nature of anything, which is not to be taken in its literal sense, but in which one thing is to be understood under the name of another. And this be far from us. Whoso should do this, would bring the charge of falsehood against very many figures of speech, including that one called metaphor (in which a word is transferred from that meaning which belongeth to it, to some other) to which would, by such reasoning, be given the name of a lie.
V. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us.
R. Thanks be to God.

R. As Jacob went out from his own land, he saw the glory of God, and said: How dreadful is this place.
* This is none other but the house of God and this is the gate of heaven.
V. Surely God is in this place, and I knew it not.
R. This is none other but the house of God and this is the gate of heaven.
V. Jube, domne, benedícere.
Benedictio. Christus perpétuæ det nobis gáudia vitæ. Amen.

Lectio 5
Quæ significántur enim, útique ipsa dicúntur: putántur autem mendacia, quóniam non ea quæ vere significántur, dicta intelligúntur; sed ea, quæ falsa sunt, dicta esse credúntur. Hoc ut exemplis fiat planius, idípsum quod Jacob fecit, attende. Hædínis certe pellibus membra contéxit. Si causam próximam requirámus, mentitum putábimus: hoc enim fecit, ut putarétur esse qui non erat. Si autem hoc factum ad illud, propter quod significándum revéra factum est, referátur: per hædinas pelles, peccáta; per eum vero, qui eis se opéruit, ille significátus est, qui non sua, sed aliena peccáta portávit.
V. Tu autem, Dómine, miserére nobis.
R. Deo grátias.

R. Si Dóminus Deus meus fúerit mecum in via ista, per quam ego ámbulo, et custodíerit me, et déderit mihi panem ad edéndum, et vestiméntum quo opériar, et revocáverit me cum salúte:
* Erit mihi Dóminus in refúgium, et lapis iste in signum.
V. Surgens ergo mane Jacob, tulit lápidem quem supposúerat cápiti suo, et eréxit in títulum, fundénsque óleum désuper, dixit.
R. Erit mihi Dóminus in refúgium, et lapis iste in signum.
V. Grant, Lord, a blessing.
Benediction. May Christ to all His people give, for ever in His sight to live. Amen.

Reading 5
The deep meaning is given; but what is considered is the lie because men do not understand the way in which that signification, which is a truth, is set forth but the falsehood is plainly expressed, and believed. That we may understand this more plainly by taking some points in illustration, consider with me what Jacob did. It is certain that he covered his limbs with the skins of goats. If we consider his object in point of fact, we shall find that it was to lie, because he did this that he might be thought to be he who he was not. But if we consider this his deed in that deep typical sense which it undoubtedly possesseth, we find that by the goat-skins are represented sins, and by him who covered himself therewith Him Who bore not His own sins, but the sins of others.
V. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us.
R. Thanks be to God.

R. If the Lord my God will be with me, in this way that I go, and will keep me, and will give me bread to eat, and raiment to put on, and will bring me again safely.
* The Lord shall be my refuge, and this stone shall be a sign.
V. So Jacob rose up early in the morning, and took the stone that he had put for his pillow, and set it up for a pillar, and poured oil upon the top of it, and said:
R. The Lord shall be my refuge, and this shall be a sign.
V. Jube, domne, benedícere.
Benedictio. Ignem sui amóris accéndat Deus in córdibus nostris. Amen.

Lectio 6
Verax ergo significátio nullo modo mendácium recte dici potest: ut autem in facto, ita et in verbo. Nam cum ei pater dixísset: Quis es tu, fili? ille respóndit: Ego sum Esau primogénitus tuus. Hoc si referátur ad duos illos géminos, mendácium vidébitur: si autem ad illud, propter quod significándum ista gesta díctaque conscripta sunt; ille est hic intelligendus in corpore suo, quod est ejus Ecclésia, qui de hac re loquens, ait: Cum vidéritis Abraham, et Isaac et Jacob et omnes Prophétas in regno Dei, vos autem expelli foras. Et, Venient ab Oriénte et Occidénte, et Aquilóne et Austro, et accúmbent in regno Dei. Et, Ecce sunt novíssimi qui erant primi: et sunt primi, qui erant novíssimi. Sic enim quodámmodo minor majóris primátum frater ábstulit, atque in se tránstulit fratris.
V. Tu autem, Dómine, miserére nobis.
R. Deo grátias.

R. Erit mihi Dóminus in Deum, et lapis iste quem eréxi in títulum, vocábitur domus Dei: et de univérsis quæ déderis mihi,
* Décimas et hóstias pacíficas ófferam tibi.
V. Si revérsus fúero próspere ad domum patris mei.
R. Décimas et hóstias pacíficas ófferam tibi.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Décimas et hóstias pacíficas ófferam tibi.
V. Grant, Lord, a blessing.
Benediction. May the Spirit's fire Divine in our hearts enkindled shine. Amen.

Reading 6
It is impossible to apply the term a "lie" to that mystic aspect of this transaction in which it was true and such an aspect there is, not only in the acts, but in the words. When Isaac said to Jacob: "Who art thou, my son" and Jacob answered: “I am Esau, thy first-born”, if we take this in its sense relative to the two brothers, it will be apparent that it was a lie. If, however, we look at it relatively to that for the sake of which these words and deeds were written down, we shall see that Christ is here signified in His mystic body, the Church. Concerning her, (the younger covenant,) He saith (to them of the older covenant): "Ye shall see Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, and all the Prophets in the kingdom of God, and you yourselves thrust out. And they shall come from the east, and from the west, and from the north, and from the south, and shall sit down in the kingdom of God. And, behold, there are last which shall be first, and there are first which shall be last." Luke xiii. 28-30. Thus did the younger take away the title and inheritance from the elder, and acquire it to himself.
V. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us.
R. Thanks be to God.

R. The Lord shall be my God, and this stone, which I have set for a pillar, shall be called God's house, and of all that Thou shalt give me;
* I will offer tithes and peace-offerings to thee.
V. If I come again to my father's house in peace.
R. I will offer tithes and peace-offerings unto thee.
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Ghost.
R. I will offer tithes and peace-offerings unto thee.
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 Why, O Lord, hast thou retired afar off? * why dost thou slight us in our wants, in the time of trouble?
9:23 Whilst the wicked man is proud, the poor is set on fire: * they are caught in the counsels which they devise.
9:24 For the sinner is praised in the desires of his soul: * and the unjust man is blessed.
9:25 The sinner hath provoked the Lord, * according to the multitude of his wrath he will not seek him.
9:26 God is not before his eyes: * his ways are filthy at all times.
9:26 Thy judgments are removed from his sight: * he shall rule over all his enemies.
9:27 For he hath said in his heart: * I shall not be moved from generation to generation, and shall be without evil.
9:28 His mouth is full of cursing, and of bitterness, and of deceit: * under his tongue are labour and sorrow.
9:29 He sitteth in ambush with the rich, in private places, * that he may kill the innocent.
9:30 His eyes are upon the poor man: * he lieth in wait, in secret, like a lion in his den.
9:30 He lieth in ambush, that he may catch the poor man: * so catch the poor, whilst he draweth him to him.
9:31 In his net he will bring him down, * he will crouch and fall, when he shall have power over the poor.
9:32 For he hath said in his heart: God hath forgotten, * he hath turned away his face, not to see to the end.
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 Arise, O Lord God, let thy hand be exalted: * forget not the poor.
9:34 Wherefore hath the wicked provoked God? * for he hath said in his heart: He will not require it.
9:35 Thou seest it, for thou considerest labour and sorrow: * that thou mayst deliver them into thy hands.
9:35 To thee is the poor man left: * thou wilt be a helper to the orphan.
9:36 Break thou the arm of the sinner and of the malignant: * his sin shall be sought, and shall not be found.
9:37 The Lord shall reign to eternity, yea, for ever and ever: * ye Gentiles shall perish from his land.
9:38 The Lord hath heard the desire of the poor: * thy ear hath heard the preparation of their heart.
9:39 To judge for the fatherless and for the humble, * that man may no more presume to magnify himself upon earth.
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]
10:2 In the Lord I put my trust: how then do you say to my soul: * Get thee away from hence to the mountain, like a sparrow?
10:3 For, lo, the wicked have bent their bow: they have prepared their arrows in the quiver, * to shoot in the dark the upright of heart.
10:4 For they have destroyed the things which thou hast made: * but what has the just man done?
10:5 The Lord is in his holy temple, * the Lord’s throne is in heaven.
10:5 His eyes look on the poor man: * his eyelids examine the sons of men.
10:6 The Lord trieth the just and the wicked: * but he that loveth iniquity, hateth his own soul.
10:7 He shall rain snares upon sinners: * fire and brimstone, and storms of winds, shall be the portion of their cup.
10:8 For the Lord is just, and hath loved justice: * his countenance hath beheld righteousness.
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 Matthǽum
Matt 17:1-9
In illo témpore: Assúmpsit Jesus Petrum, et Jacóbum, et Joánnem fratrem ejus, et duxit illos in montem excélsum seórsum: et transfigurátus est ante eos. Et réliqua.

De Homilía sancti Leónis Papæ
Ex Homil. de Transfiguratione Domini
Assúmpsit Jesus Petrum, et Jacóbum, et fratrem ejus Joánnem, et conscénso cum eis seórsum monte præcélso, claritátem suæ glóriæ demonstrávit: quia licet intellexíssent in eo majestátem Dei, ipsíus tamen córporis, quo divínitas tegebátur, poténtiam nesciébant. Et ídeo próprie signantérque promíserat, quosdam de astántibus discípulis non prius gustáre mortem, quam vidérent Fílium hóminis veniéntem in regno suo, id est, in régia claritáte, quam spiritáliter ad natúram suscépti hóminis pertinéntem, his tribus viris vóluit esse conspícuam. Nam illam ipsíus Deitátis ineffábilem et inaccessíbilem visiónem, quæ in ætérnam vitam mundis corde servátur, nullo modo mortáli adhuc carne circúmdati intuéri póterant et vidére.
V. Tu autem, Dómine, miserére nobis.
R. Deo grátias.

R. Dixit Angelus ad Jacob:
* Dimítte me, auróra est. Respóndit ei: Non dimíttam te, nisi benedíxeris mihi. Et benedíxit ei in eódem loco.
V. Cumque surrexísset Jacob, ecce vir luctabátur cum eo usque mane: et cum vidéret quod eum superáre non posset, dixit ad eum.
R. Dimítte me, auróra est. Respóndit ei: Non dimíttam te, nisi benedíxeris mihi. Et benedíxit ei in eódem loco.

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 Matthew
Matt 17:1-9
At that time, Jesus taketh unto him Peter and James, and John his brother, and bringeth them up into a high mountain apart: And he was transfigured before them. And so on.

Homily by Pope St. Leo the Great.
From a homily on the Transfiguration of the Lord
Jesus took Peter, and James, and John his brother, and brought them up into an exceeding high mountain apart, and manifested forth the brightness of His glory. Hitherto, though they understood that there was in Him the Majesty of God, they knew not the power of that Body which veiled the Godhead. And therefore He had individually and markedly promised to some of the disciples that had stood by Him Matth. xvi. 28 that they should “not taste of death till they had seen the Son of Man coming in His kingdom”, that is, in the kingly splendour, which is the right of the Manhood taken into God, and which He willed to make visible to those three men. This it was that they saw, for the unspeakable and unapproachable vision of the Godhead Himself which will be the everlasting life of the pure in heart, Matth. v. 8 can no man, who is still burdened with a dying body, see and live.
V. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us.
R. Thanks be to God.

R. The Angel said unto Jacob
* Let me go, for the day breaketh. And he said: I will not let thee go, except thou bless me. And he blessed him there.
V. And when Jacob arose, behold there wrestled a man with him, until the breaking of the day and, when he saw that he prevailed not, he said unto him
R. Let me go, for the day breaketh. And he said: I will not let thee go, except thou bless me. And he blessed him there.
V. Jube, domne, benedícere.
Benedictio. Divínum auxílium máneat semper nobíscum. Amen.

Lectio 8
Dicénte Patre: Hic est Fílius meus diléctus, in quo mihi bene complácui, ipsum audíte: nonne evidénter audítum est: Hic est Fílius meus, cui ex me et mecum esse sine témpore est? quia nec genitor genito prior, nec génitus est genitore posterior. Hic est Fílius meus, quem a me non séparat Deitas, non dívidit potéstas, non discérnit æternitas. Hic est Fílius meus, non adoptivus, sed proprius: non aliunde creatus, sed ex me génitus: nec de alia natúra mihi factus comparábilis, sed de mea esséntia mihi natus æqualis.
V. Tu autem, Dómine, miserére nobis.
R. Deo grátias.

R. Vidi Dóminum fácie ad fáciem:
* Et salva facta est ánima mea.
V. Et dixit mihi: Nequáquam vocáberis Jacob, sed Israël erit nomen tuum.
R. Et salva facta est ánima mea.
V. Grant, Lord, a blessing.
Benediction. God's most mighty strength alway be His people's staff and stay. Amen.

Reading 8
When the Father saith: “This is My beloved Son, in Whom I am well pleased; hear ye Him” did they not plainly hear Him say: “This is My Son, Whose it is to be of Me and with Me without all time. For neither is He That begetteth, before Him That is begotten, neither He That is begotten, after Him That begetteth Him.” This is My Son between Whom and Me, to be God is not a point of difference to be Almighty, a point of separation nor to be Eternal, a point of distinction. "This is My Son not by adoption, but My very Own; not created from, or of another substance, or out of nothing, but begotten of Me not of another nature, and made like unto Me, but of Mine own Being, born of Me, equal unto Me.”
V. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us.
R. Thanks be to God.

R. I have seen God face to face;
* And my life is preserved.
V. And he said unto me: thy name shall be called no more Jacob, but Israel shall be thy name.
R. And my life is preserved.
V. Jube, domne, benedícere.
Benedictio. Ad societátem cívium supernórum perdúcat nos Rex Angelórum. Amen.

Lectio 9
Hic est Fílius meus, per quem ómnia facta sunt, et sine quo factum est nihil: qui ómnia quæ facio, simíliter facit; et quidquid óperor, inseparabíliter mecum atque indifferenter operátur. Hic est Filius meus, qui eam, quam mecum habet æqualitátem, non rapína appétiit, nec usurpatióne præsumpsit: sed manens in forma glóriæ meæ, ut ad reparándum genus humánum exsequerétur commune consílium, usque ad formam servilem inclinávit incommutábilem Deitátem. Hunc ergo, in quo mihi per ómnia bene complaceo, et cujus prædicatióne manifestor, cujus humilitate claríficor, incunctanter audíte: quia ipse est véritas et vita, ipse virtus mea atque sapiéntia.
V. Tu autem, Dómine, miserére nobis.
R. Deo grátias.

R. Cum audísset Jacob quod Esau veníret contra eum, divísit fílios suos et uxóres, dicens: Si percússerit Esau unam turmam, salvábitur áltera.
* Líbera me, Dómine, qui dixísti mihi: * Multiplicábo semen tuum sicut stellas cæli, et sicut arénam maris, quæ præ multitúdine numerári non potest.
V. Dómine, qui dixísti mihi, Revértere in terram nativitátis tuæ: Dómine, qui pascis me a juventúte mea.
R. Líbera me, Dómine, qui dixísti mihi.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Multiplicábo semen tuum sicut stellas cæli, et sicut arénam maris, quæ præ multitúdine numerári non potest.
V. Grant, Lord, a blessing.
Benediction. May He that is the Angels' King to that high realm His people bring. Amen.

Reading 9
“This is My Son by Whom all things were made, and without Whom was not anything made that was made, John i. 3 Who maketh likewise all things whatsoever I make and what things soever I do He doeth likewise, v. 19, inseparably and indifferently." This is My Son Who thought it not robbery, nor hath taken it by violence, to be equal with Me, but, abiding still in the form of My glory, that He may fulfill Our common decree for the restoration of mankind, hath bowed the unchangeable Godhead even to the form of a servant. Phil, ii. 6, 7. Him therefore in Whom I am in all things well pleased, by Whose preaching I am manifested, and by Whose lowliness I am glorified, Him instantly hear ye. For He is the Truth and the Life, John xiv. 6, My Power, and My Wisdom. 1 Cor. i. 24.
V. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us.
R. Thanks be to God.

R. When Jacob heard that Esau came to meet him, he divided his sons and his wives, saying: If Esau smite the one company, then the other shall escape.
* Deliver me, O Lord, Who saidst unto me: I will multiply thy seed as the stars of heaven, and as the sand of the sea, which cannot be numbered for multitude.
V. O Lord, Who saidst unto me: Return unto thy country O Lord, Which feedest me still from my youth up.
R. Deliver me, O Lord, Who saidst unto me:
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Ghost.
R. I will multiply thy seed as the stars of heaven, and as the sand of the sea, which cannot be numbered for multitude.
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 omni nos virtúte destítui: intérius exteriúsque custódi; ut ab ómnibus adversitátibus muniámur in córpore, et a právis cogitatiónibus mundémur in mente.
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 have no power of ourselves to help ourselves, keep us both outwardly in our bodies, and inwardly in our souls, that we may be defended from all adversities which may happen to the body, and from all evil thoughts which may assault and hurt the soul.
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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