Ss. Cyriaci, Largi et Smaragdi Martyrum ~ Semiduplex
Scriptura: Feria quarta infra Hebdomadam XI post Octavam Pentecostes II. Augusti

Ad Matutinum    08-08-2018

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

Terróre victo sǽculi,
Pœnísque spretis córporis,
Mortis sacræ compéndio
Vitam beátam póssident.

Tradúntur igni Mártyres,
Et bestiárum déntibus;
Armáta sævit úngulis
Tortóris insáni manus.

Nudáta pendent víscera,
Sanguis sacrátus fúnditur;
Sed pérmanent immóbiles,
Vitæ perénnis grátia.

Te nunc, Redémptor, quǽsumus,
Ut mártyrum consórtio
Jungas precántes sérvulos
In sempitérna sǽcula.
Amen.
Hymn {from the Common or Feast}
The martyrs' triumphs let us sing,
Their blood poured forth for Christ the King,
And while due hymns of praise we pay,
Our thankful hearts cast grief away.

The world its terrors urged in vain;
They recked not of the body's pain;
One step, and holy death made sure
The life that ever shall endure.

To flames the martyr saints are hailed;
By teeth of savage beasts assailed;
Against them, armed with ruthless brand
And hooks of steel, their torturers stand.

The mangled frame is tortured sore,
The holy life-drops freshly pour;
They stand unmoved amidst the strife,
By grace of everlasting life.

Redeemer, hear us of thy love,
That, with the martyr host above,
Hereafter, of thine endless grace,
thy servants also may have place.
Amen.
Psalmi cum lectionibus {Antiphonæ ex Psalterio secundum tempora}
Nocturn I.
Ant. Speciósus forma
Psalmus 44(2-10) [1]
44:2 Eructávit cor meum verbum bonum: * dico ego ópera mea Regi.
44:2 Lingua mea cálamus scribæ: * velóciter scribéntis.
44:3 Speciósus forma præ fíliis hóminum, diffúsa est grátia in lábiis tuis: * proptérea benedíxit te Deus in ætérnum.
44:4 Accíngere gládio tuo super femur tuum, * potentíssime.
44:5 Spécie tua et pulchritúdine tua: * inténde, próspere procéde, et regna.
44:5 Propter veritátem, et mansuetúdinem, et justítiam: * et dedúcet te mirabíliter déxtera tua.
44:6 Sagíttæ tuæ acútæ, pópuli sub te cadent: * in corda inimicórum Regis.
44:7 Sedes tua, Deus, in sǽculum sǽculi: * virga directiónis virga regni tui.
44:8 Dilexísti justítiam, et odísti iniquitátem: * proptérea unxit te, Deus, Deus tuus, óleo lætítiæ præ consórtibus tuis.
44:9 Myrrha, et gutta, et cásia a vestiméntis tuis, a dómibus ebúrneis: * ex quibus delectavérunt te fíliæ regum in honóre tuo.
44:10 Ástitit regína a dextris tuis in vestítu deauráto: * circúmdata varietáte.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Sicut erat in princípio, et nunc, et semper, * et in sǽcula sæculórum. Amen.

Ant. Speciósus forma præ fíliis hóminum, diffúsa est grátia in lábiis tuis.
Psalms with lections {Antiphons from the Psalter for the season of the Church year}
Nocturn I.
Ant. Thou art beautiful
Psalm 44(2-10) [1]
44:2 My heart hath uttered a good word; * I speak my works to the King.
44:2 My tongue is the pen of a scrivener * that writeth swiftly.
44:3 Thou art beautiful above the sons of men: grace is poured abroad in thy lips; * therefore hath God blessed thee for ever.
44:4 Gird thy sword upon thy thigh, * O thou most mighty.
44:5 With thy comeliness and thy beauty * set out, proceed prosperously, and reign.
44:5 Because of truth and meekness and justice: * and thy right hand shall conduct thee wonderfully.
44:6 Thy arrows are sharp: under thee shall people fall, * into the hearts of the king’s enemies.
44:7 Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: * the sceptre of thy kingdom is a sceptre of uprightness.
44:8 Thou hast loved justice, and hated iniquity: * therefore God, thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows.
44:9 Myrrh and stacte and cassia perfume thy garments, from the ivory houses: * out of which the daughters of kings have delighted thee in thy glory.
44:10 The queen stood on thy right hand, in gilded clothing; * surrounded with variety.
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Ghost.
R. As it was in the beginning, is now, * and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Ant. Thou art beautiful above the sons of men: grace is poured abroad in thy lips.
Ant. Confitebúntur tibi
Psalmus 44(11-18) [2]
44:11 Audi fília, et vide, et inclína aurem tuam: * et oblivíscere pópulum tuum et domum patris tui.
44:12 Et concupíscet Rex decórem tuum: * quóniam ipse est Dóminus Deus tuus, et adorábunt eum.
44:13 Et fíliæ Tyri in munéribus * vultum tuum deprecabúntur: omnes dívites plebis.
44:14 Omnis glória ejus fíliæ Regis ab intus, * in fímbriis áureis circumamícta varietátibus.
44:15 Adducéntur Regi vírgines post eam: * próximæ ejus afferéntur tibi.
44:16 Afferéntur in lætítia et exsultatióne: * adducéntur in templum Regis.
44:17 Pro pátribus tuis nati sunt tibi fílii: * constítues eos príncipes super omnem terram.
44:18 Mémores erunt nóminis tui: * in omni generatióne et generatiónem.
44:18 Proptérea pópuli confitebúntur tibi in ætérnum: * et in sǽculum sǽculi.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Sicut erat in princípio, et nunc, et semper, * et in sǽcula sæculórum. Amen.

Ant. Confitebúntur tibi pópuli Deus in ætérnum.
Ant. Let people confess to thee,
Psalm 44(11-18) [2]
44:11 Hearken, O daughter, and see, and incline thy ear: * and forget thy people and thy father’s house.
44:12 And the king shall greatly desire thy beauty; * for he is the Lord thy God, and him they shall adore.
44:13 And the daughters of Tyre with gifts, * yea, all the rich among the people, shall entreat thy countenance.
44:14 All the glory of the king’s daughter is within, * in golden borders, clothed round about with varieties.
44:15 After her shall virgins be brought to the king: * her neighbours shall be brought to thee.
44:16 They shall be brought with gladness and rejoicing: * they shall be brought into the temple of the king.
44:17 Instead of thy fathers, sons are born to thee: * thou shalt make them princes over all the earth.
44:18 They shall remember thy name * throughout all generations.
44:18 Therefore shall people praise thee for ever; yea, * for ever and ever.
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Ghost.
R. As it was in the beginning, is now, * and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Ant. Let people confess to thee, O God, forever.
Ant. Adjútor in tribulatiónibus
Psalmus 45 [3]
45:2 Deus noster refúgium, et virtus: * adjútor in tribulatiónibus, quæ invenérunt nos nimis.
45:3 Proptérea non timébimus dum turbábitur terra: * et transferéntur montes in cor maris.
45:4 Sonuérunt, et turbátæ sunt aquæ eórum: * conturbáti sunt montes in fortitúdine ejus.
45:5 Flúminis ímpetus lætíficat civitátem Dei: * sanctificávit tabernáculum suum Altíssimus.
45:6 Deus in médio ejus, non commovébitur: * adjuvábit eam Deus mane dilúculo.
45:7 Conturbátæ sunt gentes, et inclináta sunt regna: * dedit vocem suam, mota est terra.
45:8 Dóminus virtútum nobíscum: * suscéptor noster Deus Jacob.
45:9 Veníte, et vidéte ópera Dómini, quæ pósuit prodígia super terram: * áuferens bella usque ad finem terræ.
45:10 Arcum cónteret, et confrínget arma: * et scuta combúret igni.
45:11 Vacáte, et vidéte quóniam ego sum Deus: * exaltábor in géntibus, et exaltábor in terra.
45:12 Dóminus virtútum nobíscum: * suscéptor noster Deus Jacob.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Sicut erat in princípio, et nunc, et semper, * et in sǽcula sæculórum. Amen.

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

Ant. Our God is our helper in troubles.
V. Dóminus virtútum nobíscum.
R. Suscéptor noster, Deus Jacob.
V. The Lord of armies is with us.
R. The God of Jacob is our protector.
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 Ecclesiástæ
Eccl 4:1-4
1 Verti me ad ália, et vidi calúmnias, quæ sub sole gerúntur, et lácrimas innocéntium, et neminem consolatórem, nec posse resístere eórum violéntiæ cunctórum auxílio destitutos.
2 Et laudávi magis mórtuos quam vivéntes;
3 Et feliciórem utróque judicávi qui necdum natus est nec vidit mala quæ sub sole fiunt.
4 Rursum contemplátus sum omnes labóres hóminum, et indústrias animádverti patére invídiæ próximi; et in hoc ergo vánitas et cura supérflua est.
V. Tu autem, Dómine, miserére nobis.
R. Deo grátias.

R. Dómine, Pater et Deus vitæ meæ, ne derelínquas me in cogitátu malígno: extolléntiam oculórum meórum ne déderis mihi, et desidérium malígnum avérte a me, Dómine; aufer a me concupiscéntiam,
* Et ánimo irreverénti et infrúnito ne tradas me, Dómine.
V. Ne derelínquas me, Dómine, ne accréscant ignorántiæ meæ, nec multiplicéntur delícta mea.
R. Et ánimo irreverénti et infrúnito ne tradas me, Dómine.

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

Reading 1
Lesson from the book of Ecclesiastes
Eccl 4:1-4
1 I turned myself to other things, and I saw the oppressions that are done under the sun, and the tears of the innocent, and they had no comforter; and they were not able to resist their violence, being destitute of help from any.
2 And I praised the dead rather than the living:
3 And I judged him happier than them both, that is not yet born, nor hath seen the evils that are done under the sun.
4 Again I considered all the labours of men, and I remarked that their industries are exposed to the envy of their neighhour: so in this also there is vanity, and fruitless care.
V. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us.
R. Thanks be to God.

R. O Lord, Father and God of my life, leave me not to evil counsels; give me not a proud look, but turn away from me an haughty mind, O Lord turn away from me concupiscence,
* And give me not over unto an impudent and froward mind, O Lord!
V. Leave me not, O Lord, lest mine ignorance increase, and my sins abound.
R. And give me not over unto an impudent and froward mind, O Lord.
V. Jube, domne, benedícere.
Benedictio. Unigénitus Dei Fílius nos benedícere et adjuváre dignétur. Amen.

Lectio 2
Eccl 4:5-8
5 Stultus cómplicat manus suas et cómedit carnes suas, dicens:
6 Mélior est pugíllus cum réquie, quam plena útraque manus cum labóre et afflictióne animi.
7 Consíderans, réperi et aliam vanitátem sub sole.
8 Unus est, et secúndum non habet, non fílium, non fratrem, et tamen laboráre non cessat, nec satiántur óculi ejus divítiis, nec recógitat, dicens: Cui labóro, et fraúdo ánimam meam bonis? In hoc quoque vánitas est et afflíctio péssima.
V. Tu autem, Dómine, miserére nobis.
R. Deo grátias.

R. Magna enim sunt judícia tua, Dómine, et inenarrabília verba tua:
* Magnificásti pópulum tuum et honorásti.
V. Transtulísti illos per Mare Rubrum et transvexísti eos per aquam nímiam.
R. Magnificásti pópulum tuum et honorásti.
V. Grant, Lord, a blessing.
Benediction. May the Son, the Sole-begotten, mercifully bless and keep us. Amen.

Reading 2
Eccl 4:5-8
5 The fool foldeth his hands together, and eateth his own flesh, saying:
6 Better is a handful with rest, than both hands full with labour, and vexation of mind.
7 Considering I found also another vanity under the sun:
8 There is but one, and he hath not a second, no child, no brother, and yet he ceaseth not to labour, neither are his eyes satisfied with riches, neither doth he reflect, saying: For whom do I labour, and defraud my soul of good things? in this also is vanity, and a grievous vexation.
V. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us.
R. Thanks be to God.

R. Great are thy judgments, O Lord, and thy words cannot be expressed.
* Thou didst make thy people mighty and honourable.
V. Thou broughtest them through the Red Sea, and leddest them through much water.
R. Thou didst make thy people mighty and honourable.
V. Jube, domne, benedícere.
Benedictio. Spíritus Sancti grátia illúminet sensus et corda nostra. Amen.

Lectio 3
Eccl 4:9-13
9 Mélius est ergo duos esse simul quam unum; habent enim emoluméntum societátis suæ.
10 Si unus cecíderit, ab altero fulciétur. Væ soli, quia, cum cecíderit, non habet sublevántem se.
11 Et si dormíerint duo, fovebúntur mutuo: unus quómodo calefíet?
12 Et, si quispiam prævalúerit contra unum, duo resístunt ei; funículus triplex diffícile rúmpitur.
13 Mélior est puer pauper et sapiens, rege sene et stulto, qui nescit prævidére in posterum.
V. Tu autem, Dómine, miserére nobis.
R. Deo grátias.

R. Quæ sunt in corde hóminum, óculi tui vident, Dómine, et in libro tuo ómnia scribéntur:
* Homo videt in facie, Deus autem in corde.
V. Omnia enim corda scrutátur, et univérsas méntium cogitatiónes intéllegit.
R. Homo videt in facie, Deus autem in corde.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Homo videt in facie, Deus autem in corde.
V. Grant, Lord, a blessing.
Benediction. May the grace of the Holy Spirit enlighten all our hearts and minds. Amen.

Reading 3
Eccl 4:9-13
9 It is better therefore that two should be together, than one: for they have the advantage of their society:
10 If one fall he shall be supported by the other: woe to him that is alone, for when he falleth, he hath none to lift him up.
11 And if two lie together, they shall warm one another: how shall one alone be warmed?
12 And if a man prevail against one, two shall withstand him: a threefold cord is not easily broken.
13 Better is a child that is poor and wise, than a king that is old and foolish, who knoweth not to foresee for hereafter.
V. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us.
R. Thanks be to God.

R. Lord, thine eyes behold all that is in the heart of man, and in thy book are they all written.
* Man looketh on the outward appearance, but God looketh on the heart.
V. For He searcheth all hearts, and understandeth all the imaginations of the thoughts.
R. Man looketh on the outward appearance, but God looketh on the heart.
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Ghost.
R. Man looketh on the outward appearance, but God looketh on the heart.
Nocturn II.
Ant. Magnus Dóminus
Psalmus 47 [4]
47:2 Magnus Dóminus, et laudábilis nimis * in civitáte Dei nostri, in monte sancto ejus.
47:3 Fundátur exsultatióne univérsæ terræ mons Sion, * látera Aquilónis, cívitas Regis magni.
47:4 Deus in dómibus ejus cognoscétur: * cum suscípiet eam.
47:5 Quóniam ecce reges terræ congregáti sunt: * convenérunt in unum.
47:6 Ipsi vidéntes sic admiráti sunt, conturbáti sunt, commóti sunt: * tremor apprehéndit eos.
47:7 Ibi dolóres ut parturiéntis: * in spíritu veheménti cónteres naves Tharsis.
47:9 Sicut audívimus, sic vídimus in civitáte Dómini virtútum, in civitáte Dei nostri: * Deus fundávit eam in ætérnum.
47:10 Suscépimus, Deus, misericórdiam tuam, * in médio templi tui.
47:11 Secúndum nomen tuum, Deus, sic et laus tua in fines terræ: * justítia plena est déxtera tua.
47:12 Lætétur mons Sion, et exsúltent fíliæ Judæ: * propter judícia tua, Dómine.
47:13 Circúmdate Sion, et complectímini eam: * narráte in túrribus ejus.
47:14 Pónite corda vestra in virtúte ejus: * et distribúite domos ejus, ut enarrétis in progénie áltera.
47:15 Quóniam hic est Deus, Deus noster in ætérnum et in sǽculum sǽculi: * ipse reget nos in sǽcula.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Sicut erat in princípio, et nunc, et semper, * et in sǽcula sæculórum. Amen.

Ant. Magnus Dóminus et laudábilis nimis in civitáte Dei nostri.
Nocturn II.
Ant. Great is the Lord
Psalm 47 [4]
47:2 Great is the Lord, and exceedingly to be praised * in the city of our God, in his holy mountain.
47:3 With the joy of the whole earth is mount Sion founded, * on the sides of the north, the city of the great king.
47:4 In her houses shall God be known, * when he shall protect her.
47:5 For behold the kings of the earth assembled themselves: * they gathered together.
47:6 So they saw, and they wondered, they were troubled, they were moved: * trembling took hold of them.
47:7 There were pains as of a woman in labour; * with a vehement wind thou shalt break in pieces the ships of Tharsis.
47:9 As we have heard, so have we seen, in the city of the Lord of hosts, in the city of our God: * God hath founded it for ever.
47:10 We have received thy mercy, O God, * in the midst of thy temple.
47:11 According to thy name, O God, so also is thy praise unto the ends of the earth: * thy right hand is full of justice.
47:12 Let mount Sion rejoice, and the daughters of Juda be glad; * because of thy judgments, O Lord.
47:13 Surround Sion, and encompass her: * tell ye in her towers.
47:14 Set your hearts on her strength; and distribute her houses, * that ye may relate it in another generation.
47:15 For this is God, our God unto eternity, and for ever and ever: * he shall rule us for evermore.
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Ghost.
R. As it was in the beginning, is now, * and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Ant. Great is the Lord and exceedingly to be praised in the city of our God.
Ant. Os meum loquétur
Psalmus 48(2-13) [5]
48:2 Audíte hæc, omnes gentes: * áuribus percípite omnes, qui habitátis orbem:
48:3 Quique terrígenæ, et fílii hóminum: * simul in unum dives et pauper.
48:4 Os meum loquétur sapiéntiam: * et meditátio cordis mei prudéntiam.
48:5 Inclinábo in parábolam aurem meam: * apériam in psaltério propositiónem meam.
48:6 Cur timébo in die mala? * iníquitas calcánei mei circúmdabit me:
48:7 Qui confídunt in virtúte sua: * et in multitúdine divitiárum suárum gloriántur.
48:8 Frater non rédimit, rédimet homo: * non dabit Deo placatiónem suam.
48:9 Et prétium redemptiónis ánimæ suæ: * et laborábit in ætérnum, et vivet adhuc in finem.
48:11 Non vidébit intéritum, cum víderit sapiéntes moriéntes: * simul insípiens, et stultus períbunt.
48:11 Et relínquent aliénis divítias suas: * et sepúlcra eórum domus illórum in ætérnum.
48:12 Tabernácula eórum in progénie et progénie: * vocavérunt nómina sua in terris suis.
48:13 Et homo, cum in honóre esset, non intelléxit: * comparátus est juméntis insipiéntibus, et símilis factus est illis.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Sicut erat in princípio, et nunc, et semper, * et in sǽcula sæculórum. Amen.

Ant. Os meum loquétur sapiéntiam: et meditátio cordis mei prudéntiam.
Ant. My mouth shall speak
Psalm 48(2-13) [5]
48:2 Hear these things, all ye nations: * give ear, all ye inhabitants of the world.
48:3 All you that are earthborn, and you sons of men: * both rich and poor together.
48:4 My mouth shall speak wisdom: * and the meditation of my heart understanding
48:5 I will incline my ear to a parable; * I will open my proposition on the psaltery.
48:6 Why shall I fear in the evil day? * the iniquity of my heel shall encompass me.
48:7 They that trust in their own strength, * and glory in the multitude of their riches,
48:8 No brother can redeem, nor shall man redeem: * he shall not give to God his ransom,
48:9 Nor the price of the redemption of his soul: * and shall labour for ever, and shall still live unto the end.
48:11 He shall not see destruction, when he shall see the wise dying: * the senseless and the fool shall perish together:
48:11 And they shall leave their riches to strangers: * and their sepulchres shall be their houses for ever.
48:12 Their dwelling places to all generations: * they have called their lands by their names.
48:13 And man when he was in honour did not understand; * he is compared to senseless beasts, and is become like to them.
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Ghost.
R. As it was in the beginning, is now, * and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Ant. My mouth shall speak wisdom: and the meditation of my heart understanding.
Ant. Ne timúeris
Psalmus 48(14-21) [6]
48:14 Hæc via illórum scándalum ipsis: * et póstea in ore suo complacébunt.
48:15 Sicut oves in inférno pósiti sunt: * mors depáscet eos.
48:15 Et dominabúntur eórum justi in matutíno: * et auxílium eórum veteráscet in inférno a glória eórum.
48:16 Verúmtamen Deus rédimet ánimam meam de manu ínferi: * cum accéperit me.
48:17 Ne timúeris, cum dives factus fúerit homo: * et cum multiplicáta fúerit glória domus ejus.
48:18 Quóniam cum interíerit, non sumet ómnia: * neque descéndet cum eo glória ejus.
48:19 Quia ánima ejus in vita ipsíus benedicétur: * confitébitur tibi cum beneféceris ei.
48:20 Introíbit usque in progénies patrum suórum: * et usque in ætérnum non vidébit lumen.
48:21 Homo, cum in honóre esset, non intelléxit: * comparátus est juméntis insipiéntibus, et símilis factus est illis.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Sicut erat in princípio, et nunc, et semper, * et in sǽcula sæculórum. Amen.

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

Ant. Be not thou afraid the things which made him rich, or his glory shall not descend with him to the sepulchre.
V. Deus rédimet ánimam meam de manu ínferi.
R. Cum accéperit me.
V. God will redeem my soul from the hand of hell.
R. When he shall receive me.
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
Cyríacus diaconus, cum Sisinio, Largo et Smaragdo diutius inclusus in carcere, multa édidit miracula, in quibus Arthémiam Diocletiáni filiam precibus a dæmone liberávit; missusque ad Saporem Persárum regem, Jobíam étiam ejus filiam a nefario spíritu erípuit. Rege vero ejus patre cum quadringentis ac trigínta aliis baptizatis, Romam rediit; ubi, Maximiáni imperatóris jussu comprehénsus, catenis vinctus ante rhedam suam tráhitur; et post dies quatuor e carcere edúctus, pice liquáta perfusus et in catasta exténsus, demum cum Largo et Smaragdo aliisque viginti secúri percússus est via Salaria, ad hortos Sallustiános. Quorum córpora in eádem via décimo septimo Kalendas Aprilis sepúlta a Joánne presbytero, póstea sexto Idus Augusti a Marcello Pontifice et Lucina nobili femina lineis velis involuta et pretiósis unguentis condíta, in ipsíus Lucinæ prædium via Ostiénsi, septimo ab Urbe lápide transláta sunt.
V. Tu autem, Dómine, miserére nobis.
R. Deo grátias.

R. Sancti tui, Dómine, mirábile consecúti sunt iter, serviéntes præcéptis tuis, ut inveniréntur illǽsi in aquis válidis:
* Terra appáruit árida: et in Mari Rubro via sine impediménto.
V. Quóniam percússit petram, et fluxérunt aquæ, et torréntes inundavérunt.
R. Terra appáruit árida: et in Mari Rubro via sine impediménto.

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

Reading 4
Cyriacus the Deacon was long kept in prison with Sisinius, Largus, and Smaragdus, and wrought many wonderful works. Among other things he by his prayers freed from a devil Arthemia, a daughter of Diocletian, and, being sent to Sapor, King of the Persians, also delivered his daughter Jobia from a foul spirit. He baptized the king, her father, and four hundred and thirty others, and afterwards returned to Rome. He was arrested by command of the Emperor Maximian, and dragged in chains before his chariot. Then after four days he was brought forth from prison, had boiling pitch poured upon him, was stretched on a block, (and belaboured with a cudgel,) and at last was slain with the axe, along with Largus, Smaragdus, and twenty others, at the gardens of Sallust, on the Salarian Way. On this Way were their bodies buried by John the Priest, on the 16th day of March, in the year of our Lord 303, but afterwards, on the 8th of August, Pope Marcellus and the noble lady Lucina took them and wrapped them in linen, and embalmed them with costly ointments, and carried them to the farm belonging to the said lady Lucina, at the seventh milestone from Rome on the road to Ostia.
V. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us.
R. Thanks be to God.

R. thy Saints, O Lord, have passed a wonderful way, serving thy commandments, that they might be found without hurt in the midst of the mighty waters.
* Dry land appeared, and, out of the Red Sea, a way without impediment.
V. He smote the rock, and the waters gushed out, and the streams overflowed.
R. Dry land appeared, and, out of the Red Sea, a way without impediment.
V. Jube, domne, benedícere.
Benedictio. Christus perpétuæ det nobis gáudia vitæ. Amen.

Lectio 5
Sermo sancti Joánnis Chrysostomi
Sermo 1 de Martyribus, tom. 3.
Nemo est qui nesciat, Mártyrum glorias ad hoc divino consílio a Dei pópulis frequentari, ut et illis debitus honor dicétur, et nobis virtútis exempla, favénte Christo, monstréntur; ut, dum hæc ita celebrari perspicimus, cognoscámus quanta eos glória maneat in cælis, quorum natalícia táliter celebrántur in terris; quo possímus, étiam ipsi, tálibus provocari exemplis, virtúte pari, devotióne consimili ac fide; ut, Christo præstante, dimicáre et vincere hostem possímus, ut, parta victoria, cum iisdem Sanctis in regnis cæléstibus triumphemus.
V. Tu autem, Dómine, miserére nobis.
R. Deo grátias.

R. Vérbera carníficum non timuérunt Sancti Dei, moriéntes pro Christi nómine:
* Ut herédes fíerent in domo Dómini.
V. Tradidérunt córpora sua propter Deum ad supplícia.
R. Ut herédes fíerent in domo Dómini.
V. Grant, Lord, a blessing.
Benediction. May Christ to all His people give, for ever in His sight to live. Amen.

Reading 5
From the Sermon of S. John Chrysostom
Serm. 1. de Mart, tom. 3.
Every man knoweth how, by the good Providence of God, the diverse glories of His Martyrs are held in such esteem by His people, that the same His Saints in all places receive worthy honour, and before us is set, by the favour of Christ, the noble example of their courage: thus are we stirred up to consider, on the occasion of these Holidays, how great glory doth abide them in heaven, whose birthdays are thus kept upon earth: thereby, also, we are roused to strive to be like them, brave, godly, and true: so that, in the strength of Christ, we, like them, may wrestle with, and conquer our enemy, and, when we have gained the same victory that they gained, may with them at last be glorified in the kingdom of heaven.
V. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us.
R. Thanks be to God.

R. The Saints of God shrank not from the stripes of the executioners, but died for Christ's Name's sake
* That they might be made joint-heirs in the house of the Lord.
V. They gave their bodies for God's sake to death.
R. That they might be made joint-heirs in the house of the Lord.
V. Jube, domne, benedícere.
Benedictio. Ignem sui amóris accéndat Deus in córdibus nostris. Amen.

Lectio 6
Quis est enim, qui eórum volens mérito copulari, nisi prius constantiam eórum teneat, sectétur fidem, imitemur virtútem passiónis; eórum glóriam paribus vitæ lineamentis aut invéniat aut exquirat? Qui, etsi martyrio par esse non possit, tamen muneris tanti dignitate se quisque bonis actibus dignum præbeat. Adest enim clementíssimus Deus, qui desiderántibus suis aut martyrium præbeat, aut, sine martyrio, cum Sanctis præmia divina retríbuat.
V. Tu autem, Dómine, miserére nobis.
R. Deo grátias.

R. Tamquam aurum in fornáce probávit eléctos Dóminus, et quasi holocáusti hóstiam accépit illos: et in témpore erit respéctus illórum:
* Quóniam donum et pax est eléctis Dei.
V. Qui confídunt in illum, intélligent veritátem, et fidéles in dilectióne acquiéscent illi.
R. Quóniam donum et pax est eléctis Dei.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Quóniam donum et pax est eléctis Dei.
V. Grant, Lord, a blessing.
Benediction. May the Spirit's fire Divine in our hearts enkindled shine. Amen.

Reading 6
For what man is there willing to share their reward, that if he do not first lay hold on their steadfastness, follow after the example of their faith, and imitate their brave patience, can either seek or find their glory by likeness to their lives? But whosoever doth so follow them, let him not doubt but that, though in very deed he gain not the crown of martyrdom, he is yet able by good works to make himself meet therefor. For we have a most merciful God, Which either giveth Martyrdom unto such as be willing, or, without Martyrdom, doth make them joint heirs with the Saints in the kingdom of God.
V. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us.
R. Thanks be to God.

R. As gold in the furnace hath the Lord tried His chosen ones, and received them as a burnt-offering, and yet a while, and they shall be regarded;
* For the grace of God, and His peace, are with His chosen.
V. They that put their trust in Him shall understand the truth and such as be faithful in love shall abide with Him.
R. For the grace of God, and His peace, are with His chosen.
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Ghost.
R. For the grace of God, and His peace, are with His chosen.
Nocturn III.
Ant. Deus deórum,
Psalmus 49(1-15) [7]
49:1 Deus deórum, Dóminus locútus est: * et vocávit terram,
49:1 A solis ortu usque ad occásum: * ex Sion spécies decóris ejus.
49:3 Deus maniféste véniet: * Deus noster et non silébit.
49:3 Ignis in conspéctu ejus exardéscet: * et in circúitu ejus tempéstas válida.
49:4 Advocábit cælum desúrsum: * et terram discérnere pópulum suum.
49:5 Congregáte illi sanctos ejus: * qui órdinant testaméntum ejus super sacrifícia.
49:6 Et annuntiábunt cæli justítiam ejus: * quóniam Deus judex est.
49:7 Audi, pópulus meus, et loquar: Israël, et testificábor tibi: * Deus, Deus tuus ego sum.
49:8 Non in sacrifíciis tuis árguam te: * holocáusta autem tua in conspéctu meo sunt semper.
49:9 Non accípiam de domo tua vítulos: * neque de grégibus tuis hircos.
49:10 Quóniam meæ sunt omnes feræ silvárum: * juménta in móntibus et boves.
49:11 Cognóvi ómnia volatília cæli: * et pulchritúdo agri mecum est.
49:12 Si esuríero, non dicam tibi: * meus est enim orbis terræ, et plenitúdo ejus.
49:13 Numquid manducábo carnes taurórum? * aut sánguinem hircórum potábo?
49:14 Ímmola Deo sacrifícium laudis: * et redde Altíssimo vota tua.
49:15 Et ínvoca me in die tribulatiónis: * éruam te, et honorificábis me.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Sicut erat in princípio, et nunc, et semper, * et in sǽcula sæculórum. Amen.

Ant. Deus deórum, Dóminus locútus est.
Nocturn III.
Ant. The God of gods,
Psalm 49(1-15) [7]
49:1 The God of gods, the Lord hath spoken: * and he hath called the earth.
49:1 From the rising of the sun, to the going down thereof: * out of Sion the loveliness of his beauty.
49:3 God shall come manifestly: our God shall come, * and shall not keep silence.
49:3 A fire shall burn before him: * and a mighty tempest shall be round about
49:4 He shall call heaven from above, * and the earth, to judge his people.
49:5 Gather ye together his saints to him: * who set his covenant before sacrifices.
49:6 And the heavens shall declare his justice: * for God is judge.
49:7 Hear, O my people, and I will speak: O Israel, and I will testify to thee: * I am God, thy God.
49:8 I will not reprove thee for thy sacrifices: * and thy burnt offerings are always in my sight.
49:9 I will not take calves out of thy house: * nor he goats out of thy flocks.
49:10 For all the beasts of the woods are mine: * the cattle on the hills, and the oxen.
49:11 I know all the fowls of the air: * and with me is the beauty of the field.
49:12 If I should be hungry, I would not tell thee: * for the world is mine, and the fulness thereof.
49:13 Shall I eat the flesh of bullocks? * or shall I drink the blood of goats?
49:14 Offer to God the sacrifice of praise: * and pay thy vows to the most High.
49:15 And call upon me in the day of trouble: * I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify me.
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Ghost.
R. As it was in the beginning, is now, * and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Ant. The God of gods, the Lord hath spoken.
Ant. Intellégite,
Psalmus 49(16-23) [8]
49:16 Peccatóri autem dixit Deus: * Quare tu enárras justítias meas, et assúmis testaméntum meum per os tuum?
49:17 Tu vero odísti disciplínam: * et projecísti sermónes meos retrórsum:
49:18 Si vidébas furem, currébas cum eo: * et cum adúlteris portiónem tuam ponébas.
49:19 Os tuum abundávit malítia: * et lingua tua concinnábat dolos.
49:20 Sedens advérsus fratrem tuum loquebáris, et advérsus fílium matris tuæ ponébas scándalum: * hæc fecísti, et tácui.
49:21 Existimásti, iníque, quod ero tui símilis: * árguam te, et státuam contra fáciem tuam.
49:22 Intellégite hæc, qui obliviscímini Deum: * nequándo rápiat, et non sit qui erípiat.
49:23 Sacrifícium laudis honorificábit me: * et illic iter, quo osténdam illi salutáre Dei.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Sicut erat in princípio, et nunc, et semper, * et in sǽcula sæculórum. Amen.

Ant. Intellégite, qui obliviscímini Deum.
Ant. Understand these things,
Psalm 49(16-23) [8]
49:16 But to the sinner God hath said: * Why dost thou declare my justices, and take my covenant in thy mouth?
49:17 Seeing thou hast hated discipline: * and hast cast my words behind thee.
49:18 If thou didst see a thief thou didst run with him: * and with adulterers thou hast been a partaker.
49:19 Thy mouth hath abounded with evil, * and thy tongue framed deceits.
49:20 Sitting thou didst speak against thy brother, and didst lay a scandal against thy mother’s son: * these things hast thou done, and I was silent.
49:21 Thou thoughtest unjustly that I should be like to thee: * but I will reprove thee, and set before thy face.
49:22 Understand these things, you that forget God; * lest he snatch you away, and there be none to deliver you.
49:23 The sacrifice of praise shall glorify me: * and there is the way by which I will shew him the salvation of God.
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Ghost.
R. As it was in the beginning, is now, * and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Ant. Understand these things, you that forget God.
Ant. Acceptábis sacrifícium
Psalmus 50 [9]
50:3 Miserére mei, Deus, * secúndum magnam misericórdiam tuam.
50:3 Et secúndum multitúdinem miseratiónum tuárum, * dele iniquitátem meam.
50:4 Ámplius lava me ab iniquitáte mea: * et a peccáto meo munda me.
50:5 Quóniam iniquitátem meam ego cognósco: * et peccátum meum contra me est semper.
50:6 Tibi soli peccávi, et malum coram te feci: * ut justificéris in sermónibus tuis, et vincas cum judicáris.
50:7 Ecce enim, in iniquitátibus concéptus sum: * et in peccátis concépit me mater mea.
50:8 Ecce enim, veritátem dilexísti: * incérta et occúlta sapiéntiæ tuæ manifestásti mihi.
50:9 Aspérges me hyssópo, et mundábor: * lavábis me, et super nivem dealbábor.
50:10 Audítui meo dabis gáudium et lætítiam: * et exsultábunt ossa humiliáta.
50:11 Avérte fáciem tuam a peccátis meis: * et omnes iniquitátes meas dele.
50:12 Cor mundum crea in me, Deus: * et spíritum rectum ínnova in viscéribus meis.
50:13 Ne proícias me a fácie tua: * et spíritum sanctum tuum ne áuferas a me.
50:14 Redde mihi lætítiam salutáris tui: * et spíritu principáli confírma me.
50:15 Docébo iníquos vias tuas: * et ímpii ad te converténtur.
50:16 Líbera me de sanguínibus, Deus, Deus salútis meæ: * et exsultábit lingua mea justítiam tuam.
50:17 Dómine, lábia mea apéries: * et os meum annuntiábit laudem tuam.
50:18 Quóniam si voluísses sacrifícium, dedíssem útique: * holocáustis non delectáberis.
50:19 Sacrifícium Deo spíritus contribulátus: * cor contrítum, et humiliátum, Deus, non despícies.
50:20 Benígne fac, Dómine, in bona voluntáte tua Sion: * ut ædificéntur muri Jerúsalem.
50:21 Tunc acceptábis sacrifícium justítiæ, oblatiónes, et holocáusta: * tunc impónent super altáre tuum vítulos.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Sicut erat in princípio, et nunc, et semper, * et in sǽcula sæculórum. Amen.

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

Ant. Thou shalt accept the sacrifice of justice, upon thy altar, O Lord.
V. Audítui meo dabis gáudium et lætítiam.
R. Et exsultábunt ossa humiliáta.
V. To my hearing thou shalt give joy and gladness.
R. And the bones that have been humbled shall rejoice.
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 Marcum
Marc 16:15-18
In illo témpore: Dixit Jesus discípulis suis: Euntes in mundum univérsum prædicate Evangélium omni creaturæ. Et réliqua.

Homilía sancti Gregórii Papæ
Homilia 29 in Evangelia, post initium
Potest omnis creaturæ nómine omnis natio Géntium designari. Ante enim dictum fuerat: In viam Géntium ne abieritis; nunc autem dícitur: Prædicate omni creaturæ: ut scilicet prius a Judǽa Apostolórum repulsa prædicátio tunc nobis in adjutórium fieret, cum hanc illa ad damnatiónis suæ testimónium superba repulísset. Sed cum discipulos ad prædicándum Véritas mittit, quid aliud in mundo facit, nisi grana séminis spargit? Et pauca grana mittit in semine, ut multárum messium fruges recipiat ex nostra fide.
V. Tu autem, Dómine, miserére nobis.
R. Deo grátias.

R. Propter testaméntum Dómini, et leges patérnas, Sancti Dei perstitérunt in amóre fraternitátis:
* Quia unus fuit semper spíritus in eis, et una fides.
V. Ecce quam bonum et quam jucúndum habitáre fratres in unum.
R. Quia unus fuit semper spíritus in eis, et una fides.

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 Mark
Mark 16:15-18
At that time, Jesus said unto His disciples: Go ye into all the world, and preach the Gospel to every creature. And so on.

Homily by Pope St. Gregory the Great.
29th on the Gospels.
By the words "every creature" we may understand every tribe of the Gentiles. Of aforetime it had been said, Go not into the way of the Gentiles, Matth. x. 5, but now, Preach the Gospel to every creature, that, since the Jews had proudly rejected the preaching of the Apostles, that might become our gain which was the seal of their condemnation. But when the Eternal Truth sendeth forth His disciples to preach, what doth He but scatter seed over the field of the world He scattered abroad a few grains for seed, that He may afterward reap an abundant harvest in our faith.
V. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us.
R. Thanks be to God.

R. Because of the covenant of the Lord, and the laws of their fathers, the Saints of God abode in brotherly love,
* For one spirit and one faith was ever in them.
V. Behold how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity.
R. For one spirit and one faith was ever in them.
V. Jube, domne, benedícere.
Benedictio. Quorum festum cólimus, ipsi intercédant pro nobis ad Dóminum. Amen.

Lectio 8
Neque étenim in universo mundo tanta fidelium messis exsúrgeret, si de manu Dómini super rationalem terram illa electa grana prædicántium non venissent. Sequitur: Qui crediderit et baptizátus fúerit, salvus erit: qui vero non credíderit, condemnábitur. Fortasse unusquísque apud semetípsum dicat: Ego jam credidi, salvus ero. Verum dicit, si fidem opéribus tenet. Vera étenim fides est, quæ in hoc, quod verbis dicit, móribus non contradicit. Hinc est enim quod de quibusdam falsis fidelibus Paulus dicit: Qui confiténtur se nosse Deum, factis autem negant.
V. Tu autem, Dómine, miserére nobis.
R. Deo grátias.

R. Sancti mei, qui in carne pósiti, certámen habuístis:
* Mercédem labóris ego reddam vobis.
V. Veníte benedícti Patris mei, percípite regnum.
R. Mercédem labóris ego reddam vobis.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Mercédem labóris ego reddam vobis.
V. Grant, Lord, a blessing.
Benediction. They whose feast-day we are keeping, be our Advocates with God. Amen

Reading 8
The great harvest of faithful souls throughout the whole world would never have sprung up, if the hand of the Lord had not first scattered those chosen grains of preachers over the reasonable soil of men's minds. Then is written, He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved but he that believeth not shall be damned. Now, perchance, thou sayest in thine heart I believe, and therefore I shall be saved. True, if to thy faith thou dost add works. He only hath a living faith whose life doth not give the lie to his profession. It is of this that Paul speaketh, where he saith of certain vain believers, They profess that they know God but in works they deny Him. Tit. i. 16.
V. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us.
R. Thanks be to God.

R. O ye My Saints, who, being in the flesh, didst have striving
* I will render unto you a reward of your labours.
V. Come, ye blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom
R. I will render unto you a reward of your labours.
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Ghost.
R. I will render unto you a reward of your labours.
V. Jube, domne, benedícere.
Benedictio. Ad societátem cívium supernórum perdúcat nos Rex Angelórum. Amen.

Lectio 9
Signa autem eos qui credituri sunt, hæc sequéntur: In nómine meo dæmónia ejícient, linguis loquéntur novis, serpéntes tollent: et si mortíferum quid bíberint, non eis nocébit: super ægros manus impónent, et bene habébunt. Numquidnam, fratres mei, quia ista signa non fácitis, minime creditis? Sed hæc necessaria in exordio Ecclésiæ fuérunt. Ut enim ad fidem crésceret multitúdo credéntium, miraculis fuerat nutriénda: quia et nos, cum arbústa plantamus, tamdiu eis aquam infúndimus, quoúsque ea in terra jam coaluisse videámus: et si semel radícem fíxerint, irrigátio cessabit. Hinc est enim quod Paulus dicit: Linguæ in signum sunt non fidelibus, sed infidelibus.
V. Tu autem, Dómine, miserére nobis.
R. Deo grátias.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Reading 9
And these signs shall follow them that believe In My name they shall cast out devils, they shall speak with new tongues, they shall take up serpents and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover. My brethren, these signs do not follow us. Do we, then, not believe Nay. The truth is, these things were needful when the Church was young. That she might grow by the increase of the faithful, she needed to be nourished with miracles. So we, when we plant a young tree, continually water and tend it, till we see that it hath taken firm root in the earth but when once it hath taken firm root, it can grow of itself. Hence Paul saith of tongues: Tongues are for a sign not to them that believe, but to them that believe not. Cor. xiv. 22.
V. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us.
R. Thanks be to God.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Vouchsafe, O Lord, to keep us * this day without sin.
O Lord, have mercy upon us, * have mercy upon us.
O Lord, let thy mercy lighten upon us, * as our trust is in thee.
O Lord, in thee have I trusted, * let me never be confounded.
Reliqua omittuntur, nisi Laudes separandae sint.
Skip the rest, unless praying Lauds separately.
Oratio {ex Proprio Sanctorum}
V. Dómine, exáudi oratiónem meam.
R. Et clamor meus ad te véniat.
Orémus
Deus, qui nos annua sanctórum Mártyrum tuórum Cyríaci, Largi et Smarágdi solemnitáte lætíficas: concede propítius; ut, quorum natalícia colimus, virtútem quoque passiónis imitémur.
Per Dóminum nostrum Jesum Christum, Fílium tuum: qui tecum vivit et regnat in unitáte Spíritus Sancti, Deus, per ómnia sǽcula sæculórum.
R. Amen.

Prayer {from the Proper of Saints}
V. O Lord, hear my prayer.
R. And let my cry come unto thee.
Let us pray.
O God, Who dost gladden us by the yearly Feast-day of thine holy Martyrs Cyriacus, Largus, and Smaragdus, mercifully grant unto us who keep their birth-day, the strength to imitate their patience under suffering.
Through Jesus Christ, thy Son our Lord, Who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end.
R. Amen.

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