In Conversione S. Pauli Apostoli ~ Duplex majus
Tempora: Feria IV infra Hebdomadam III post Epiphaniam

Divinum Officium Reduced - 1955

1-25-2023

Ad Matutinum

Incipit
℣. Dómine, lábia +︎ mea apéries.
℟. Et os meum annuntiábit laudem tuam.
℣. Deus in adjutórium meum inténde.
℟. 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.
Allelúja.
Start
℣. O Lord, +︎ open thou my lips.
℟. And my mouth shall declare thy praise.
℣. O God, come to my assistance;
℟. 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.
Alleluia.
Invitatorium {Antiphona ex Proprio Sanctorum}
Ant. Laudémus Deum nostrum, * In conversióne Doctóris géntium.
Ant. Laudémus Deum nostrum, * In conversióne Doctóris géntium.
Veníte, exsultémus Dómino, jubilémus Deo, salutári nostro: præoccupémus fáciem ejus in confessióne, et in psalmis jubilémus ei.
Ant. Laudémus Deum nostrum, * In conversióne Doctóris géntium.
Quóniam Deus magnus Dóminus, et Rex magnus super omnes deos, quóniam non repéllet Dóminus plebem suam: quia in manu ejus sunt omnes fines terræ, et altitúdines móntium ipse cónspicit.
Ant. In conversióne Doctóris géntium.
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. Laudémus Deum nostrum, * In conversióne Doctóris géntium.
Hódie, si vocem ejus audiéritis, nolíte obduráre corda vestra, sicut in exacerbatióne secúndum diem tentatiónis in desérto: ubi tentavérunt me patres vestri, probavérunt et vidérunt ópera mea.
Ant. In conversióne Doctóris géntium.
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. Laudémus Deum nostrum, * In conversióne Doctóris géntium.
℣. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
℟. Sicut erat in princípio, et nunc, et semper, * et in sǽcula sæculórum. Amen.
Ant. In conversióne Doctóris géntium.
Ant. Laudémus Deum nostrum, * In conversióne Doctóris géntium.
Invitatory {Antiphon from the Proper of Saints}
Ant. For the conversion of the Teacher of the Gentiles, * let us praise our God.
Ant. For the conversion of the Teacher of the Gentiles, * let us praise our God.
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. For the conversion of the Teacher of the Gentiles, * let us praise our God.
For the Lord is a great God, and a great King above all gods. For the Lord will not cast off his people: for in his hand are all the ends of the earth, and the heights of the mountains are his.
Ant. let us praise our God.
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. For the conversion of the Teacher of the Gentiles, * let us praise our God.
Today if you shall hear his voice, harden not your hearts: As in the provocation, according to the day of temptation in the wilderness: where your fathers tempted me, they proved me, and saw my works.
Ant. let us praise our God.
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. For the conversion of the Teacher of the Gentiles, * let us praise our God.
℣. 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.
Ant. let us praise our God.
Ant. For the conversion of the Teacher of the Gentiles, * let us praise our God.
Hymnus {ex Commune aut Festo}
Egrégie Doctor, Paule, mores ínstrue,
Et nostra tecum péctora in cælum trahe;
Veláta dum merídiem cernat fides,
Et solis instar sola regnet cáritas.

Sit Trinitáti sempitérna glória,
Honor, potéstas atque jubilátio,
In unitáte, quæ gubérnat ómnia,
Per univérsa sæculórum sǽcula.
Amen.
Hymn {from the Common or Feast}
Our souls' great teacher, Paul, our guide in wisdom's ways,
Teach us, our fainting hearts, to heaven's glad clime to raise,
Till faith in clearest light her bright meridian gains,
And love with sun-like fire within each bosom reigns.

All honour, might, and power, and hymns of joy we bring,
While to the Trinity eternal praise we sing;
He rules the universe in wondrous Unity,
And shall, throughout the days of all eternity.
Amen.
Psalmi cum lectionibus {Antiphonæ et Psalmi ex Commune aut Festo}
Nocturn I.
Ant. Qui operátus est * Petro in apostolátum, operátus est et mihi inter gentes: et cognovérunt grátiam, quæ data est mihi a Christo Dómino.
Psalmus 18 [1]
18:2 Cæli enárrant glóriam Dei: * et ópera mánuum ejus annúntiat firmaméntum.
18:3 Dies diéi erúctat verbum, * et nox nocti índicat sciéntiam.
18:4 Non sunt loquélæ, neque sermónes, * quorum non audiántur voces eórum.
18:5 In omnem terram exívit sonus eórum: * et in fines orbis terræ verba eórum.
18:6 In sole pósuit tabernáculum suum: * et ipse tamquam sponsus procédens de thálamo suo:
18:6 Exsultávit ut gigas ad curréndam viam, * a summo cælo egréssio ejus:
18:7 Et occúrsus ejus usque ad summum ejus: * nec est qui se abscóndat a calóre ejus.
18:8 Lex Dómini immaculáta, convértens ánimas: * testimónium Dómini fidéle, sapiéntiam præstans párvulis.
18:9 Justítiæ Dómini rectæ, lætificántes corda: * præcéptum Dómini lúcidum, illúminans óculos.
18:10 Timor Dómini sanctus, pérmanens in sǽculum sǽculi: * judícia Dómini vera, justificáta in semetípsa.
18:11 Desiderabília super aurum et lápidem pretiósum multum: * et dulcióra super mel et favum.
18:12 Étenim servus tuus custódit ea, * in custodiéndis illis retribútio multa.
18:13 Delícta quis intéllegit? ab occúltis meis munda me: * et ab aliénis parce servo tuo.
18:14 Si mei non fúerint domináti, tunc immaculátus ero: * et emundábor a delícto máximo.
18:15 Et erunt ut compláceant elóquia oris mei: * et meditátio cordis mei in conspéctu tuo semper.
18:15 Dómine, adjútor meus, * et redémptor meus.
℣. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
℟. Sicut erat in princípio, et nunc, et semper, * et in sǽcula sæculórum. Amen.
Ant. Qui operátus est Petro in apostolátum, operátus est et mihi inter gentes: et cognovérunt grátiam, quæ data est mihi a Christo Dómino.
Psalms with lections {Antiphons and psalms from the Common or Feast}
Nocturn I.
Ant. He That wrought effectually * in Peter to the Apostleship, the Same was mighty in me toward the Gentiles, and they perceived the grace that was given unto me of the Lord Christ.
Psalm 18 [1]
18:2 The heavens shew forth the glory of God, * and the firmament declareth the work of his hands.
18:3 Day to day uttereth speech, * and night to night sheweth knowledge.
18:4 There are no speeches nor languages, * where their voices are not heard.
18:5 Their sound hath gone forth into all the earth: * and their words unto the ends of the world.
18:6 He hath set his tabernacle in the sun: * and he, as a bridegroom coming out of his bride chamber,
18:6 Hath rejoiced as a giant to run the way: * his going out is from the end of heaven,
18:7 And his circuit even to the end thereof: * and there is no one that can hide himself from his heat.
18:8 The law of the Lord is unspotted, converting souls: * the testimony of the Lord is faithful, giving wisdom to little ones.
18:9 The justices of the Lord are right, rejoicing hearts: * the commandment of the Lord is lightsome, enlightening the eyes.
18:10 The fear of the Lord is holy, enduring for ever and ever: * the judgments of the Lord are true, justified in themselves.
18:11 More to be desired than gold and many precious stones: * and sweeter than honey and the honeycomb.
18:12 For thy servant keepeth them, * and in keeping them there is a great reward.
18:13 Who can understand sins? from my secret ones cleanse me, O Lord: * and from those of others spare thy servant.
18:14 If they shall have no dominion over me, then shall I be without spot: * and I shall be cleansed from the greatest sin.
18:15 And the words of my mouth shall be such as may please: * and the meditation of my heart always in thy sight.
18:15 O Lord, my helper, * and my redeemer.
℣. 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.
Ant. He That wrought effectually in Peter to the Apostleship, the Same was mighty in me toward the Gentiles, and they perceived the grace that was given unto me of the Lord Christ.
Ant. Scio cui crédidi, * et certus sum quia potens est depósitum meum serváre in illum diem justus judex.
Psalmus 33 [2]
33:2 Benedícam Dóminum in omni témpore: * semper laus ejus in ore meo.
33:3 In Dómino laudábitur ánima mea: * áudiant mansuéti, et læténtur.
33:4 Magnificáte Dóminum mecum: * et exaltémus nomen ejus in idípsum.
33:5 Exquisívi Dóminum, et exaudívit me: * et ex ómnibus tribulatiónibus meis erípuit me.
33:6 Accédite ad eum, et illuminámini: * et fácies vestræ non confundéntur.
33:7 Iste pauper clamávit, et Dóminus exaudívit eum: * et de ómnibus tribulatiónibus ejus salvávit eum.
33:8 Immíttet Ángelus Dómini in circúitu timéntium eum: * et erípiet eos.
33:9 Gustáte, et vidéte quóniam suávis est Dóminus: * beátus vir, qui sperat in eo.
33:10 Timéte Dóminum, omnes sancti ejus: * quóniam non est inópia timéntibus eum.
33:11 Dívites eguérunt et esuriérunt: * inquiréntes autem Dóminum non minuéntur omni bono.
33:12 Veníte, fílii, audíte me: * timórem Dómini docébo vos.
33:13 Quis est homo qui vult vitam: * díligit dies vidére bonos?
33:14 Próhibe linguam tuam a malo: * et lábia tua ne loquántur dolum.
33:15 Divérte a malo, et fac bonum: * inquíre pacem, et perséquere eam.
33:16 Óculi Dómini super justos: * et aures ejus in preces eórum.
33:17 Vultus autem Dómini super faciéntes mala: * ut perdat de terra memóriam eórum.
33:18 Clamavérunt justi, et Dóminus exaudívit eos: * et ex ómnibus tribulatiónibus eórum liberávit eos.
33:19 Juxta est Dóminus iis, qui tribuláto sunt corde: * et húmiles spíritu salvábit.
33:20 Multæ tribulatiónes justórum: * et de ómnibus his liberábit eos Dóminus.
33:21 Custódit Dóminus ómnia ossa eórum: * unum ex his non conterétur.
33:22 Mors peccatórum péssima: * et qui odérunt justum, delínquent.
33:23 Rédimet Dóminus ánimas servórum suórum: * et non delínquent omnes qui sperant in eo.
℣. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
℟. Sicut erat in princípio, et nunc, et semper, * et in sǽcula sæculórum. Amen.
Ant. Scio cui crédidi, et certus sum quia potens est depósitum meum serváre in illum diem justus judex.
Ant. I know Whom I have believed, * and am persuaded that He is able to keep that which I have committed unto Him against that day, as a righteous Judge.
Psalm 33 [2]
33:2 I will bless the Lord at all times, * his praise shall be always in my mouth.
33:3 In the Lord shall my soul be praised: * let the meek hear and rejoice.
33:4 O magnify the Lord with me; * and let us extol his name together.
33:5 I sought the Lord, and he heard me; * and he delivered me from all my troubles.
33:6 Come ye to him and be enlightened: * and your faces shall not be confounded.
33:7 This poor man cried, and the Lord heard him: * and saved him out of all his troubles.
33:8 The Angel of the Lord shall encamp round about them that fear him: * and shall deliver them.
33:9 O taste, and see that the Lord is sweet: * blessed is the man that hopeth in him.
33:10 Fear the Lord, all ye his saints: * for there is no want to them that fear him.
33:11 The rich have wanted, and have suffered hunger: * but they that seek the Lord shall not be deprived of any good.
33:12 Come, children, hearken to me: * I will teach you the fear of the Lord.
33:13 Who is the man that desireth life: * who loveth to see good days?
33:14 Keep thy tongue from evil, * and thy lips from speaking guile.
33:15 Turn away from evil and do good: * seek after peace and pursue it.
33:16 The eyes of the Lord are upon the just: * and his ears unto their prayers.
33:17 But the countenance of the Lord is against them that do evil things: * to cut off the remembrance of them from the earth.
33:18 The just cried, and the Lord heard them: * and delivered them out of all their troubles.
33:19 The Lord is nigh unto them that are of a contrite heart: * and he will save the humble of spirit.
33:20 Many are the afflictions of the just; * but out of them all will the Lord deliver them.
33:21 The Lord keepeth all their bones, * not one of them shall be broken.
33:22 The death of the wicked is very evil: * and they that hate the just shall be guilty.
33:23 The Lord will redeem the souls of his servants: * and none of them that trust in him shall offend.
℣. 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.
Ant. I know Whom I have believed, and am persuaded that He is able to keep that which I have committed unto Him against that day, as a righteous Judge.
Ant. Mihi vívere Christus est, * et mori lucrum: gloriári me opórtet in cruce Dómini nostri Jesu Christi.
Psalmus 44 [3]
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.
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.
℣. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
℟. Sicut erat in princípio, et nunc, et semper, * et in sǽcula sæculórum. Amen.
Ant. Mihi vívere Christus est, et mori lucrum: gloriári me opórtet in cruce Dómini nostri Jesu Christi.
Ant. To me to live is Christ, * and to die is gain: God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Psalm 44 [3]
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.
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.
℣. 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.
Ant. To me to live is Christ, and to die is gain: God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ.
℣. In omnem terram exívit sonus eórum.
℟. Et in fines orbis terræ verba eórum.
℣. Their sound hath gone forth into all the earth.
℟. And their words unto the ends of the world.
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.
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.
℣. And lead us not into temptation:
℟. 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.
℣. Jube, domne, benedícere.
Benedictio. Benedictióne perpétua benedícat nos Pater ætérnus. Amen.

Lectio 1
De Actibus Apostolórum
Act 9:1-5
1 Saulus autem adhuc spirans minárum et cædis in discípulos Dómini, accéssit ad príncipem sacerdótum,
2 Et pétiit ab eo epístolas in Damáscum ad synagógas: ut si quos invenísset hujus viæ viros ac mulíeres, vinctos perdúceret in Jerúsalem.
3 Et cum iter fáceret, cóntigit ut appropinquáret Damásco: et súbito circumfúlsit eum lux de cælo.
4 Et cadens in terram audívit vocem dicéntem sibi: Saule, Saule, quid me perséqueris?
5 Qui dixit: Quis es, dómine? Et ille: Ego sum Jesus, quem tu perséqueris: durum est tibi contra stímulum calcitráre.
℣. Tu autem, Dómine, miserére nobis.
℟. Deo grátias.

℟. Qui operátus est Petro in apostolátum, operátus est et mihi inter gentes:
* Et cognovérunt grátiam Dei, quæ data est mihi.
℣. Grátia Dei in me vácua non fuit, sed grátia ejus semper in me manet.
℟. Et cognovérunt grátiam Dei, quæ data est mihi.
℣. Grant, Lord, a blessing.
Benediction. May the Eternal Father bless us with an eternal blessing. Amen.

Reading 1
Lesson from the Acts of the Apostles
Acts 9:1-5
1 And Saul, as yet breathing out threatenings and slaughter against the disciples of the Lord, went to the high priest,
2 And asked of him letters to Damascus, to the synagogues: that if he found any men and women of this way, he might bring them bound to Jerusalem.
3 And as he went on his journey, it came to pass that he drew nigh to Damascus; and suddenly a light from heaven shined round about him.
4 And falling on the ground, he heard a voice saying to him: Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me?
5 Who said: Who art thou, Lord? And he: I am Jesus whom thou persecutest. It is hard for thee to kick against the goad.
℣. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us.
℟. Thanks be to God.

℟. He That wrought effectually in Peter to the Apostleship, the Same was mighty in me toward the Gentiles,
* And they perceived the grace that was given unto me of the Lord Christ.
℣. The grace of God which was bestowed upon me was not in vain, but His grace abideth ever in me.
℟. And they perceived the grace that was given unto me of the Lord Christ.
℣. Jube, domne, benedícere.
Benedictio. Unigénitus Dei Fílius nos benedícere et adjuváre dignétur. Amen.

Lectio 2
Act 9:6-9
6 Et tremens ac stupens dixit: Dómine, quid me vis fácere?
7 Et Dóminus ad eum: Surge, et ingrédere civitátem, et ibi dicétur tibi quid te opórteat fácere. Viri autem illi qui comitabántur cum eo, stabant stupefácti, audiéntes quidem vocem, néminem autem vidéntes.
8 Surréxit autem Saulus de terra, apertísque óculis nihil vidébat. Ad manus autem illum trahéntes, introduxérunt Damáscum.
9 Et erat ibi tribus diébus non videns, et non manducávit, neque bibit.
℣. Tu autem, Dómine, miserére nobis.
℟. Deo grátias.

℟. Bonum certámen certávi, cursum consummávi, fidem servávi:
* Ideóque repósita est mihi coróna justítiæ.
℣. Scio cui crédidi, et certus sum quia potens est depósitum meum serváre in illum diem.
℟. Ideóque repósita est mihi coróna justítiæ.
℣. Grant, Lord, a blessing.
Benediction. May the Son, the Sole-begotten, mercifully bless and keep us. Amen.

Reading 2
Acts 9:6-9
6 And he trembling and astonished, said: Lord, what wilt thou have me to do?
7 And the Lord said to him: Arise, and go into the city, and there it shall be told thee what thou must do. Now the men who went in company with him, stood amazed, hearing indeed a voice, but seeing no man.
8 And Saul arose from the ground; and when his eyes were opened, he saw nothing. But they leading him by the hands, brought him to Damascus.
9 And he was there three days, without sight, and he did neither eat nor drink.
℣. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us.
℟. Thanks be to God.

℟. I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith;
* Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness.
℣. I know Whom I have believed, and am persuaded that He is able to keep that which I have committed unto Him against that day.
℟. Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness.
℣. Jube, domne, benedícere.
Benedictio. Spíritus Sancti grátia illúminet sensus et corda nostra. Amen.

Lectio 3
Act 9:10-16
10 Erat autem quidam discípulus Damásci, nómine Ananías: et dixit ad illum in visu Dóminus: Ananía. At ille ait: Ecce ego, Dómine.
11 Et Dóminus ad eum: Surge, et vade in vicum qui vocátur Rectus: et quære in domo Judæ Saulum nómine Tarsénsem: ecce enim orat.
12 (Et vidit virum Ananíam nómine, introeúntem, et imponéntem sibi manus ut visum recípiat.)
13 Respóndit autem Ananías: Dómine, audívi a multis de viro hoc, quanta mala fécerit sanctis tuis in Jerúsalem:
14 Et hic habet potestátem a princípibus sacerdótum alligándi omnes qui ínvocant nomen tuum.
15 Dixit autem ad eum Dóminus: Vade, quóniam vas electiónis est mihi iste, ut portet nomen meum coram géntibus, et régibus, et fíliis Israël.
16 Ego enim osténdam illi quanta opórteat eum pro nómine meo pati.
℣. Tu autem, Dómine, miserére nobis.
℟. Deo grátias.

℟. Repósita est mihi coróna justítiæ,
* Quam reddet mihi Dóminus in illum diem justus judex.
℣. Scio cui crédidi, et certus sum quia potens est depósitum meum serváre in illum diem.
℟. Quam reddet mihi Dóminus in illum diem justus judex.
℣. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
℟. Quam reddet mihi Dóminus in illum diem justus judex.
℣. Grant, Lord, a blessing.
Benediction. May the grace of the Holy Spirit enlighten all our hearts and minds. Amen.

Reading 3
Acts 9:10-16
10 Now there was a certain disciple at Damascus, named Ananias. And the Lord said to him in a vision: Ananias. And he said: Behold I am here, Lord.
11 And the Lord said to him: Arise, and go into the street that is called Straight, and seek in the house of Judas, one named Saul of Tarsus. For behold he prayeth.
12 And he saw a man named Ananias coming in, and putting his hands upon him, that he might receive his sight.
13 But Ananias answered: Lord, I have heard by many of this man, how much evil he hath done to thy saints in Jerusalem.
14 And here he hath authority from the chief priests to bind all that invoke thy name.
15 And the Lord said to him: Go thy way; for this man is to me a vessel of election, to carry my name before the Gentiles, and kings, and the children of Israel.
16 For I will shew him how great things he must suffer for my name's sake.
℣. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us.
℟. Thanks be to God.

℟. There is laid up for me a crown of righteousness:
* Which the Lord, the righteous Judge, shall give me at that day.
℣. I know Whom I have believed, and am persuaded that He is able to keep that which I have committed unto Him against that day.
℟. Which the Lord, the righteous Judge, shall give me at that day.
℣. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Ghost.
℟. Which the Lord, the righteous Judge, shall give me at that day.
Nocturn II.
Ant. Tu es vas electiónis, * sancte Paule Apóstole, prædicátor veritátis in univérso mundo.
Psalmus 46 [4]
46:2 Omnes gentes, pláudite mánibus: * jubiláte Deo in voce exsultatiónis.
46:3 Quóniam Dóminus excélsus, terríbilis: * Rex magnus super omnem terram.
46:4 Subjécit pópulos nobis: * et gentes sub pédibus nostris.
46:5 Elégit nobis hereditátem suam: * spéciem Jacob, quam diléxit.
46:6 Ascéndit Deus in júbilo: * et Dóminus in voce tubæ.
46:7 Psállite Deo nostro, psállite: * psállite Regi nostro, psállite.
46:8 Quóniam Rex omnis terræ Deus: * psállite sapiénter.
46:9 Regnábit Deus super gentes: * Deus sedet super sedem sanctam suam.
46:10 Príncipes populórum congregáti sunt cum Deo Ábraham: * quóniam dii fortes terræ veheménter eleváti sunt.
℣. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
℟. Sicut erat in princípio, et nunc, et semper, * et in sǽcula sæculórum. Amen.
Ant. Tu es vas electiónis, sancte Paule Apóstole, prædicátor veritátis in univérso mundo.
Nocturn II.
Ant. O Holy Apostle Paul, * thou art a chosen vessel unto God, to preach the Gospel throughout the whole world.
Psalm 46 [4]
46:2 O clap your hands, all ye nations: * shout unto God with the voice of joy,
46:3 For the Lord is high, terrible: * a great king over all the earth.
46:4 He hath subdued the people under us; * and the nations under our feet.
46:5 He hath chosen for us his inheritance, * the beauty of Jacob which he hath loved.
46:6 God is ascended with jubilee, * and the Lord with the sound of trumpet.
46:7 Sing praises to our God, sing ye: * sing praises to our king, sing ye.
46:8 For God is the king of all the earth: * sing ye wisely.
46:9 God shall reign over the nations: * God sitteth on his holy throne.
46:10 The princes of the people are gathered together, with the God of Abraham: * for the strong gods of the earth are exceedingly exalted.
℣. 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.
Ant. O Holy Apostle Paul, thou art a chosen vessel unto God, to preach the Gospel throughout the whole world.
Ant. Magnus sanctus Paulus * vas electiónis, vere digne est glorificándus, qui et méruit thronum duodécimum possidére.
Psalmus 60 [5]
60:2 Exáudi, Deus, deprecatiónem meam: * inténde oratióni meæ.
60:3 A fínibus terræ ad te clamávi: * dum anxiarétur cor meum, in petra exaltásti me.
60:4 Deduxísti me, quia factus es spes mea: * turris fortitúdinis a fácie inimíci.
60:5 Inhabitábo in tabernáculo tuo in sǽcula: * prótegar in velaménto alárum tuárum.
60:6 Quóniam tu, Deus meus, exaudísti oratiónem meam: * dedísti hereditátem timéntibus nomen tuum.
60:7 Dies super dies regis adícies: * annos ejus usque in diem generatiónis et generatiónis.
60:8 Pérmanet in ætérnum in conspéctu Dei: * misericórdiam et veritátem ejus quis requíret?
60:9 Sic psalmum dicam nómini tuo in sǽculum sǽculi: * ut reddam vota mea de die in diem.
℣. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
℟. Sicut erat in princípio, et nunc, et semper, * et in sǽcula sæculórum. Amen.
Ant. Magnus sanctus Paulus vas electiónis, vere digne est glorificándus, qui et méruit thronum duodécimum possidére.
Ant. Paul is made one of the chiefest among the Saints, * and a chosen vessel; verily he is worthy to be glorified, for he was made worthy to sit upon one of the twelve thrones.
Psalm 60 [5]
60:2 Hear, O God, my supplication: * be attentive to my prayer.
60:3 To thee have I cried from the ends of the earth: * when my heart was in anguish, thou hast exalted me on a rock.
60:4 Thou hast conducted me; for thou hast been my hope: * a tower of strength against the face of the enemy.
60:5 In thy tabernacle I shall dwell for ever: * I shall be protected under the covert of thy wings.
60:6 For thou, my God, hast heard my prayer: * thou hast given an inheritance to them that fear thy name.
60:7 Thou wilt add days to the days of the king: * his years even to generation and generation.
60:8 He abideth for ever in the sight of God: * his mercy and truth who shall search?
60:9 So will I sing a psalm to thy name for ever and ever: * that I may pay my vows from day to day.
℣. 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.
Ant. Paul is made one of the chiefest among the Saints, and a chosen vessel; verily he is worthy to be glorified, for he was made worthy to sit upon one of the twelve thrones.
Ant. Bonum certámen * certávi, cursum consummávi, fidem servávi.
Psalmus 63 [6]
63:2 Exáudi, Deus, oratiónem meam cum déprecor: * a timóre inimíci éripe ánimam meam.
63:3 Protexísti me a convéntu malignántium: * a multitúdine operántium iniquitátem.
63:4 Quia exacuérunt ut gládium linguas suas: * intendérunt arcum rem amáram, ut sagíttent in occúltis immaculátum.
63:6 Súbito sagittábunt eum, et non timébunt: * firmavérunt sibi sermónem nequam.
63:6 Narravérunt ut abscónderent láqueos: * dixérunt: Quis vidébit eos?
63:7 Scrutáti sunt iniquitátes: * defecérunt scrutántes scrutínio.
63:7 Accédet homo ad cor altum: * et exaltábitur Deus.
63:8 Sagíttæ parvulórum factæ sunt plagæ eórum: * et infirmátæ sunt contra eos linguæ eórum.
63:9 Conturbáti sunt omnes qui vidébant eos: * et tímuit omnis homo.
63:10 Et annuntiavérunt ópera Dei, * et facta ejus intellexérunt.
63:11 Lætábitur justus in Dómino, et sperábit in eo, * et laudabúntur omnes recti corde.
℣. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
℟. Sicut erat in princípio, et nunc, et semper, * et in sǽcula sæculórum. Amen.
Ant. Bonum certámen certávi, cursum consummávi, fidem servávi.
Ant. I have fought a good fight, * I have finished my course, I have kept the faith.
Psalm 63 [6]
63:2 Hear, O God, my prayer, when I make supplication to thee: * deliver my soul from the fear of the enemy.
63:3 Thou hast protected me from the assembly of the malignant; * from the multitude of the workers of iniquity.
63:4 For they have whetted their tongues like a sword; * they have bent their bow a bitter thing, to shoot in secret the undefiled.
63:6 They will shoot at him on a sudden, and will not fear: * they are resolute in wickedness.
63:6 They have talked of hiding snares; * they have said: Who shall see them?
63:7 They have searched after iniquities: * they have failed in their search.
63:7 Man shall come to a deep heart: * and God shall be exalted.
63:8 The arrows of children are their wounds: * and their tongues against them are made weak.
63:9 All that saw them were troubled; * and every man was afraid.
63:10 And they declared the works of God: * and understood his doings.
63:11 The just shall rejoice in the Lord, and shall hope in him: * and all the upright in heart shall be praised.
℣. 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.
Ant. I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith.
℣. Constítues eos príncipes super omnem terram.
℟. Mémores erunt nóminis tui, Dómine.
℣. Thou shalt make them princes over all the earth.
℟. They shall remember thy name, O Lord.
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.
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.
℣. And lead us not into temptation:
℟. 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.
℣. Jube, domne, benedícere.
Benedictio. Deus Pater omnípotens sit nobis propítius et clemens. Amen.

Lectio 4
Sermo sancti Augustíni Epíscopi
Sermo 14 de Sanctis
Hodie de Actibus Apostolórum léctio hæc pronuntiáta est, ubi Paulus Apóstolus, ex persecutore Christianórum, annuntiátor factus est Christi. Prostrávit enim Christus persecutórem, ut fáceret Ecclésiæ doctórem: percútiens eum, et sanans; occidens, et vivíficans: occisus agnus a lupis, et fáciens agnos de lupis. Ita enim in præclára prophetía cum Jacob Pátriarcha benediceret fíliis suis (præséntes tangens, futura prospíciens) prædictum erat quod in Paulo cóntigit. Erat autem Paulus, sicut ipse testátur, de tribu Benjamin. Cum autem Jacob, benedicens fílios suos, venísset ad benedicéndum Benjamin, ait de illo: Benjamin lupus rapax.
℣. Tu autem, Dómine, miserére nobis.
℟. Deo grátias.

℟. Tu es vas electiónis, sancte Paule Apóstole, prædicator veritátis in univérso mundo,
* Per quem omnes gentes cognovérunt grátiam Dei.
℣. Intercéde pro nobis ad Deum, qui te elégit.
℟. Per quem omnes gentes cognovérunt grátiam Dei.
℣. Grant, Lord, a blessing.
Benediction. May God the Father Omnipotent, be to us merciful and clement. Amen.

Reading 4
From the Sermons of St. Augustine, Bishop of Hippo.
14th on the Saints
We have this day heard read out of the Acts of the Apostles how that the Apostle Paul, from being a persecutor of the Christians, was changed into a preacher of Christ. Christ laid low the persecutor, that He might raise him up a teacher of His Church. He smote and healed him, slew him and made him alive again. For the Lord Christ is that Lamb That was Himself slain by the wolves, and That now turneth the wolves into lambs. Now was fulfilled in Paul that which was clearly spoken in prophecy by the Patriarch Jacob, when he blessed his children, laying hands indeed on them which then were, but looking forward to the things which were yet for to come. Paul beareth witness of himself that he was of the tribe of Benjamin, Rom. xi. 1, and when Jacob blessed his sons, and came to bless Benjamin, he said: Benjamin shall ravin as a wolf. Gen. xlix. 27.
℣. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us.
℟. Thanks be to God.

℟. O Holy Apostle Paul, thou art a chosen vessel unto God, to preach the Gospel throughout the whole world
* Through whom all nations have known the grace of God.
℣. Pray for us to God Who hath chosen thee.
℟. Through whom all nations have known the grace of God.
℣. Jube, domne, benedícere.
Benedictio. Christus perpétuæ det nobis gáudia vitæ. Amen.

Lectio 5
Quid ergo? lupus rapax semper? Absit; sed qui mane rapit prædam, ad vésperam dividit escas. Hoc in Apóstolo Paulo impletum est, quia et de illo dictum erat. Jam, si placet, audiámus illum mane rapientem, ad vésperam escas dividéntem. Mane et véspere pósita sunt pro eo, ac si dicerétur, prius et póstea. Sic ergo accipiámus: Prius rapiet, póstea dividet escas. Atténdite raptórem: Saulus, inquit, acceptis epistolis a princípibus sacerdotum, ibat, ut ubicúmque inveníret Christiános, ad sacerdótes attraheret et adduceret, útique puniendos.
℣. Tu autem, Dómine, miserére nobis.
℟. Deo grátias.

℟. Grátia Dei sum id quod sum:
* Et grátia ejus in me vacua non fuit, sed semper in me manet.
℣. Qui operátus est Petro in apostolátum, operátus est et mihi inter gentes.
℟. Et grátia ejus in me vacua non fuit, sed semper in me manet.
℣. Grant, Lord, a blessing.
Benediction. May Christ to all His people give, for ever in His sight to live. Amen.

Reading 5
What then? Is Benjamin a wolf that shall ravin for ever? God forbid. In the morning he shall devour the prey, and at night he shall divide the spoil. This is exactly what was fulfilled in the Apostle Paul. If it please you, we will now consider how in the morning he devoured the prey, and at night divided the spoil. Here morning and evening are put for the beginning and the end. So we may read, In the beginning he shall devour the prey, and at the end he shall divide the spoil. First, then, in the beginning, he devoured the prey. So it is written that he received letters from the chief priests and went forth, that wheresoever he should find any Christians, he might bring them bound unto the priests, that they might be punished.
℣. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us.
℟. Thanks be to God.

℟. By the grace of God I am what I am.
* And His grace which was bestowed upon me was not in vain, but abideth ever in me.
℣. He that wrought effectually in Peter to the Apostleship, the Same was mighty in me toward the Gentiles.
℟. And His grace which was bestowed upon me was not in vain, but abideth ever in me.
℣. Jube, domne, benedícere.
Benedictio. Ignem sui amóris accéndat Deus in córdibus nostris. Amen.

Lectio 6
Ibat spirans et anhélans cædes: hoc est, mane rápiens. Nam et quando lapidátus est Stéphanus primus Martyr pro nómine Christi, evidentius áderat et Saulus; et sic áderat lapidántibus, ut non ei suffíceret, si tantum suis mánibus lapidaret. Ut enim esset in ómnium lapidántium mánibus, ipse ómnium vestiménta servábat; magis sæviens omnes adjuvando, quam suis mánibus lapidando. Audívimus, mane rapiet: videámus ad vésperam quáliter dividat escas. Voce Christi prostrátus de cælo, et accípiens désuper interdictum jam sæviéndi, cécidit in fáciem suam, prius prosternendus, póstea erigendus; prius percutiendus, póstea sanandus.
℣. Tu autem, Dómine, miserére nobis.
℟. Deo grátias.

℟. Saulus, qui et Paulus, magnus prædicátor,
* A Deo confortátus convalescébat, et confundébat Judæos.
℣. Osténdens quia hic est Christus, Fílius Dei.
℟. A Deo confortátus convalescébat, et confundébat Judæos.
℣. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
℟. A Deo confortátus convalescébat, et confundébat Judæos.
℣. Grant, Lord, a blessing.
Benediction. May the Spirit's fire Divine in our hearts enkindled shine. Amen.

Reading 6
He went breathing out threatenings and slaughter, yea, truly, devouring the prey. When also they stoned Stephen, the first Martyr that laid down his life for Christ's name's sake, Saul was consenting unto his death, and, as though it contented him not to stone him, he kept the clothes of all them that did it, urging them on more than if he had joined them. So in the morning he devoured the prey. How in the evening did he divide the spoil? Struck down by the voice of Christ from heaven, ravining no more, he falleth upon his face, cast down to be raised up, smitten to be healed.
℣. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us.
℟. Thanks be to God.

℟. Saul, who also is called Paul, was made a great preacher
* And being of God increased the more in strength, he confounded the Jews.
℣. Proving that This is very Christ, the Son of God.
℟. And being of God increased the more in strength, he confounded the Jews.
℣. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Ghost.
℟. And being of God increased the more in strength, he confounded the Jews.
Nocturn III.
Ant. Saulus, qui et Paulus, * magnus prædicátor, a Deo confortátus convalescébat, et confundébat Judǽos.
Psalmus 74 [7]
74:2 Confitébimur tibi, Deus: * confitébimur, et invocábimus nomen tuum.
74:3 Narrábimus mirabília tua: * cum accépero tempus, ego justítias judicábo.
74:4 Liquefácta est terra, et omnes qui hábitant in ea: * ego confirmávi colúmnas ejus.
74:5 Dixi iníquis: Nolíte iníque ágere: * et delinquéntibus: Nolíte exaltáre cornu:
74:6 Nolíte extóllere in altum cornu vestrum: * nolíte loqui advérsus Deum iniquitátem.
74:7 Quia neque ab Oriénte, neque ab Occidénte, neque a desértis móntibus: * quóniam Deus judex est.
74:8 Hunc humíliat, et hunc exáltat: * quia calix in manu Dómini vini meri plenus misto.
74:9 Et inclinávit ex hoc in hoc: verúmtamen fæx ejus non est exinaníta: * bibent omnes peccatóres terræ.
74:10 Ego autem annuntiábo in sǽculum: * cantábo Deo Jacob.
74:11 Et ómnia córnua peccatórum confríngam: * et exaltabúntur córnua justi.
℣. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
℟. Sicut erat in princípio, et nunc, et semper, * et in sǽcula sæculórum. Amen.
Ant. Saulus, qui et Paulus, magnus prædicátor, a Deo confortátus convalescébat, et confundébat Judǽos.
Nocturn III.
Ant. Saul, who also is called Paul, * was made a great preacher, and, being of God increased the more in strength, he confounded the Jews.
Psalm 74 [7]
74:2 We will praise thee, O God: * we will praise, and we will call upon thy name.
74:3 We will relate thy wondrous works: * when I shall take a time, I will judge justices.
74:4 The earth is melted, and all that dwell therein: * I have established the pillars thereof.
74:5 I said to the wicked: Do not act wickedly: * and to the sinners: Lift not up the horn.
74:6 Lift not up your horn on high: * speak not iniquity against God.
74:7 For neither from the east, nor from the west, nor from the desert hills: * for God is the judge.
74:8 One he putteth down, and another he lifteth up: * for in the hand of the Lord there is a cup of strong wine full of mixture.
74:9 And he hath poured it out from this to that: but the dregs thereof are not emptied: * all the sinners of the earth shall drink.
74:10 But I will declare for ever: * I will sing to the God of Jacob.
74:11 And I will break all the horns of sinners: * but the horns of the just shall be exalted.
℣. 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.
Ant. Saul, who also is called Paul, was made a great preacher, and, being of God increased the more in strength, he confounded the Jews.
Ant. Ne magnitúdo * revelatiónum extóllat me, datus est mihi stímulus carnis meæ, ángelus sátanæ, qui me colaphízet: propter quod ter Dóminum rogávi ut auferrétur a me, et dixit mihi Dóminus: Súfficit tibi, Paule, grátia mea.
Psalmus 96 [8]
96:1 Dóminus regnávit, exsúltet terra: * læténtur ínsulæ multæ.
96:2 Nubes, et calígo in circúitu ejus: * justítia, et judícium corréctio sedis ejus.
96:3 Ignis ante ípsum præcédet, * et inflammábit in circúitu inimícos ejus.
96:4 Illuxérunt fúlgura ejus orbi terræ: * vidit, et commóta est terra.
96:5 Montes, sicut cera fluxérunt a fácie Dómini: * a fácie Dómini omnis terra.
96:6 Annuntiavérunt cæli justítiam ejus: * et vidérunt omnes pópuli glóriam ejus.
96:7 Confundántur omnes, qui adórant sculptília: * et qui gloriántur in simulácris suis.
96:7 Adoráte eum, omnes Ángeli ejus: * audívit, et lætáta est Sion.
96:8 Et exsultavérunt fíliæ Judæ, * propter judícia tua, Dómine:
96:9 Quóniam tu Dóminus Altíssimus super omnem terram: * nimis exaltátus es super omnes deos.
96:10 Qui dilígitis Dóminum, odíte malum: * custódit Dóminus ánimas sanctórum suórum, de manu peccatóris liberábit eos.
96:11 Lux orta est justo, * et rectis corde lætítia.
96:12 Lætámini, justi, in Dómino: * et confitémini memóriæ sanctificatiónis ejus.
℣. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
℟. Sicut erat in princípio, et nunc, et semper, * et in sǽcula sæculórum. Amen.
Ant. Ne magnitúdo revelatiónum extóllat me, datus est mihi stímulus carnis meæ, ángelus sátanæ, qui me colaphízet: propter quod ter Dóminum rogávi ut auferrétur a me, et dixit mihi Dóminus: Súfficit tibi, Paule, grátia mea.
Ant. Lest I should be exalted * above measure through the greatness of the revelations, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, the messenger of Satan to buffet me; for this thing I besought the Lord thrice, that it might depart from me and the Lord said unto me: Paul, My grace is sufficient for thee.
Psalm 96 [8]
96:1 The Lord hath reigned, let the earth rejoice: * let many islands be glad.
96:2 Clouds and darkness are round about him: * justice and judgment are the establishment of his throne.
96:3 A fire shall go before him, * and shall burn his enemies round about.
96:4 His lightnings have shone forth to the world: * the earth saw and trembled.
96:5 The mountains melted like wax, at the presence of the Lord: * at the presence of the Lord of all the earth.
96:6 The heavens declared his justice: * and all people saw his glory.
96:7 Let them be all confounded that adore graven things, * and that glory in their idols.
96:7 Adore him, all you his angels: * Sion heard, and was glad.
96:8 And the daughters of Juda rejoiced, * because of thy judgments, O Lord.
96:9 For thou art the most high Lord over all the earth: * thou art exalted exceedingly above all gods.
96:10 You that love the Lord, hate evil: * the Lord preserveth the souls of his saints, he will deliver them out of the hand of the sinner.
96:11 Light is risen to the just, * and joy to the right of heart.
96:12 Rejoice, ye just, in the Lord: * and give praise to the remembrance of his holiness.
℣. 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.
Ant. Lest I should be exalted above measure through the greatness of the revelations, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, the messenger of Satan to buffet me; for this thing I besought the Lord thrice, that it might depart from me and the Lord said unto me: Paul, My grace is sufficient for thee.
Ant. Repósita est mihi * coróna justítiæ, quam reddet mihi Dóminus in illa die justus judex.
Psalmus 98 [9]
98:1 Dóminus regnávit, irascántur pópuli: * qui sedet super Chérubim, moveátur terra.
98:2 Dóminus in Sion magnus: * et excélsus super omnes pópulos.
98:3 Confiteántur nómini tuo magno: quóniam terríbile, et sanctum est: * et honor regis judícium díligit.
98:4 Tu parásti directiónes: * judícium et justítiam in Jacob tu fecísti.
98:5 Exaltáte Dóminum, Deum nostrum, et adoráte scabéllum pedum ejus: * quóniam sanctum est.
98:6 Móyses et Aaron in sacerdótibus ejus: * et Sámuel inter eos, qui ínvocant nomen ejus:
98:6 Invocábant Dóminum, et ipse exaudiébat eos: * in colúmna nubis loquebátur ad eos.
98:7 Custodiébant testimónia ejus, * et præcéptum quod dedit illis.
98:8 Dómine, Deus noster, tu exaudiébas eos: * Deus, tu propítius fuísti eis, et ulcíscens in omnes adinventiónes eórum.
98:9 Exaltáte Dóminum, Deum nostrum, et adoráte in monte sancto ejus: * quóniam sanctus Dóminus, Deus noster.
℣. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
℟. Sicut erat in princípio, et nunc, et semper, * et in sǽcula sæculórum. Amen.
Ant. Repósita est mihi coróna justítiæ, quam reddet mihi Dóminus in illa die justus judex.
Ant. There is laid up for me * a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, shall give me at that day.
Psalm 98 [9]
98:1 The Lord hath reigned, let the people be angry: * he that sitteth on the cherubims: let the earth be moved.
98:2 The Lord is great in Sion, * and high above all people.
98:3 Let them give praise to thy great name: for it is terrible and holy: * and the king’s honour loveth judgment.
98:4 Thou hast prepared directions: * thou hast done judgment and justice in Jacob.
98:5 Exalt ye the Lord our God, and adore his footstool, * for it is holy.
98:6 Moses and Aaron among his priests: * and Samuel among them that call upon his name.
98:6 They called upon the Lord, and he heard them: * he spoke to them in the pillar of the cloud.
98:7 They kept his testimonies, * and the commandment which he gave them.
98:8 Thou didst hear them, O Lord our God: * thou wast a merciful God to them, and taking vengeance on all their inventions.
98:9 Exalt ye the Lord our God, and adore at his holy mountain: * for the Lord our God is holy.
℣. 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.
Ant. There is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, shall give me at that day.
℣. Nimis honoráti sunt amíci tui, Deus.
℟. Nimis confortátus est principátus eórum.
℣. Thy friends, O Lord, are made exceedingly honourable:
℟. Their principality is exceedingly strengthened.
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.
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.
℣. And lead us not into temptation:
℟. But deliver us from evil.
Absolution. May the Almighty and merciful Lord loose us from the bonds of our sins. Amen.
℣. Jube, domne, benedícere.
Benedictio. Evangélica léctio sit nobis salus et protéctio. Amen.

Lectio 7
Léctio sancti Evangélii secúndum Matthǽum
Matt 19:27-29
In illo témpore: Dixit Petrus ad Jesum: Ecce nos relíquimus ómnia, et secúti sumus te: quid ergo erit nobis? Et réliqua.

Homilía sancti Bedæ Venerábilis Presbýteri
Homilia in Natali S. Benedicti Ep.
Perfectus ille est, qui abiens véndit ómnia quæ habet, et dat paupéribus, ac veniens sequitur Christum; habébit enim thesáurum non defícientem in cælis. Unde bene, interrogánte Petro, dixit tálibus Jesus: Amen dico vobis, quod vos qui secúti estis me, in regeneratióne, cum sederit Fílius hóminis in sede majestátis suæ, sedebitis et vos super sedes duodecim, judicántes duódecim tribus Israël. In hac quippe vita pro ejus nómine laborántes, in alia præmium speráre docuit, id est, in regeneratióne; cum videlicet in vitam immortalem fuérimus resurgéndo regenerati, qui in vitam caducam mortáliter erámus geniti.
℣. Tu autem, Dómine, miserére nobis.
℟. Deo grátias.

℟. Sancte Paule Apóstole, prædicátor veritátis et doctor géntium,
* Intercéde pro nobis ad Deum, qui te elégit, ut digni efficiámur grátia Dei.
℣. Tu es vas electiónis, sancte Paule Apostole, prædicátor veritátis.
℟. Intercéde pro nobis ad Deum, qui te elégit, ut digni efficiámur grátia Dei.
℣. 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 19:27-29
In that time, Peter said to Jesus said to him: Behold we have left all things, and have followed thee: what therefore shall we have? And so on.

Sermon of the Venerable Bede, Priest (at Jarrow)
Homily for St. Benedict's Birth-day
If thou wilt be perfect, saith Christ, go and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor, and come and follow Me and thou shalt have treasure in heaven. Matth. xix. 21. Yea, treasure that passeth not away! Unto such saith Jesus, at the questioning of Peter Amen I say unto you, that ye which have followed Me, in the regeneration, when the Son of Man shall sit in the throne of His glory, ye also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel. He taught them, which work for His Name's sake in this life, to look for their reward in another life that is, in the regeneration. In the regeneration! when we who have been born dying creatures into a dying life, shall in the resurrection be born again into an undying life.
℣. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us.
℟. Thanks be to God.

℟. O Holy Apostle Paul, Preacher of the truth, and teacher of the Gentiles,
* Pray for us to God, Who hath chosen thee, that we may be made worthy of the grace of God.
℣. O Holy Apostle Paul, thou art a chosen vessel unto God, and a Preacher of the truth.
℟. Pray for us to God Who hath chosen thee, that we may be made worthy of the grace of God.
℣. Jube, domne, benedícere.
Benedictio. Cujus festum cólimus, ipse intercédat pro nobis ad Dóminum. Amen.

Lectio 8
Et justa prorsus retributio, ut, qui hic pro Christo humanæ glóriam celsitúdinis neglexérunt, illic a Christo judices glorificáti singuláriter cum eo assídeant qui a sequéndis ejus vestigiis nulla ratióne poterant avelli. Nemo autem putet duódecim tantum Apóstolos, quia pro Juda prævaricante Matthias eléctus est, tunc esse judicatúros; sicut nec duódecim solæ sunt tribus Israël judicándæ: alioquin tribus Levi, quæ tertiadecima est, injudicáta recedet.
℣. Tu autem, Dómine, miserére nobis.
℟. Deo grátias.

℟. Damasci, præpósitus gentis Aretæ regis vóluit me comprehéndere:
* Et a frátribus per murum demíssus sum in sporta, * Et sic evasi manus ejus in nómine Dómini.
℣. Deus et Pater Dómini nostri Jesu Christi scit quia non mentior.
℟. Et a frátribus per murum demissus sum in sporta.
℣. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
℟. Et sic evasi manus ejus in nómine Dómini.
℣. Grant, Lord, a blessing.
Benediction. He whose feast-day we are keeping, be our Advocate with God. Amen.

Reading 8
And soothly, it is a just retribution, that they, who, while they were yet here, have for Christ's sake set no store by being great among men, should there by Christ be singularly glorified to be the assessors of His judgment-seat, even they whom nothing here could turn aside from being the followers of His footsteps. Nevertheless, let there be no man that believeth that the twelve Apostles only, among whom Matthias holdeth that place from which Judas by transgression fell, Acts i. 25, that they only shall judge, even as the twelve tribes of Israel shall not alone be judged for then were the tribe of Levi, which is the thirteenth, unjudged.
℣. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us.
℟. Thanks be to God.

℟. In Damascus the governor under Aretas the king was desirous to apprehend me
* And by the brethren in a basket was I let down by the wall, and so escaped I his hands, in the name of the Lord.
℣. The God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ knoweth that I lie not.
℟. And by the brethren in a basket was I let down by the wall.
℣. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Ghost.
℟. And by the brethren in a basket was I let down by the wall.
℣. Jube, domne, benedícere.
Benedictio. Ad societátem cívium supernórum perdúcat nos Rex Angelórum. Amen.

Lectio 9
Et Paulus, qui tertiusdecimus est Apóstolus, judicándi sorte privábitur? cum ipse dicat: Nescitis quóniam ángelos judicábimus, quanto magis sæcularia? Sciéndum namque est, omnes, qui ad exemplum Apostolórum, sua reliquérunt ómnia et secúti sunt Christum, judices cum eo venturos, sicut étiam omne mortalium genus esse judicándum. Quia enim duodenario sæpe número solet in Scripturis univérsitas designari, per duódecim sedes Apostolórum ómnium numerositas judicántium, et, per duódecim tribus Israël, univérsitas eórum qui judicándi sunt, osténditur.
℣. Tu autem, Dómine, miserére nobis.
℟. 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.
℣. Grant, Lord, a blessing.
Benediction. May He that is the Angels' King to that high realm His people bring. Amen.

Reading 9
Moreover, then, were Paul, who is the thirteenth Apostle, deprived of all part in the judgment; whereas he saith of himself: Know ye not that we shall judge angels? How much more things that pertain to this life? But it behoveth us to know that every one who hath forsaken all and followed Christ, as did the Apostles, shall also come with Him to judgment, even as every man shall stand at His judgment seat. And the Scriptures use often to signify all by this number twelve; by the twelve thrones of the Apostles are signified the thrones of all them that shall judge; and by the twelve tribes of Israel, the whole number of them that shall be judged.
℣. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us.
℟. 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 separandæ sint.
Skip the rest, unless praying Lauds separately.
Oratio {ex Proprio Sanctorum}
℣. Dómine, exáudi oratiónem meam.
℟. Et clamor meus ad te véniat.
Orémus.
Deus, qui univérsum mundum beáti Pauli Apóstoli prædicatióne docuísti: da nobis, quǽsumus; ut, qui ejus hódie Conversiónem cólimus, per ejus ad te exémpla gradiámur.
Per Dóminum nostrum Jesum Christum, Fílium tuum: qui tecum vivit et regnat in unitáte Spíritus Sancti, Deus, per ómnia sǽcula sæculórum.
℟. Amen.
Prayer {from the Proper of Saints}
℣. O Lord, hear my prayer.
℟. And let my cry come unto thee.
Let us pray.
O God, Who, through the teaching of the Blessed Apostle Paul, hast caused the light of the Gospel to shine throughout the world, grant, we beseech thee, that we, having his wonderful conversion as on this day in remembrance, may show forth our thankfulness unto thee for the same, by following the holy example which he hath set.
Through Jesus Christ, thy Son our Lord, Who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, God, world without end.
℟. Amen.
Conclusio
℣. Dómine, exáudi oratiónem meam.
℟. Et clamor meus ad te véniat.
℣. Benedicámus Dómino.
℟. Deo grátias.
℣. Fidélium ánimæ per misericórdiam Dei requiéscant in pace.
℟. Amen.
Conclusion
℣. O Lord, hear my prayer.
℟. And let my cry come unto thee.
℣. Let us bless the Lord.
℟. Thanks be to God.
℣. May the souls of the faithful, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.
℟. Amen.

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