S. Antonii Mariæ Claret Episcopi et Confessoris ~ Duplex
Scriptura: Feria Quarta infra Hebdomadam XIX post Octavam Pentecostes IV. Octobris

Ad Matutinum    10-23-2019

Incipit
V. Dómine, lábia +︎ mea apéries.
R. Et os meum annuntiábit laudem tuam.
V. Deus in adiutórium meum inténde.
R. Dómine, ad adiuvándum me festína.
Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio, et nunc, et semper, * et in sǽcula sæculórum. Amen.
Allelúia.
Start
V. O Lord, +︎ open thou my lips.
R. And my mouth shall declare thy praise.
V. O God, come to my assistance;
R. O Lord, make haste to help me.
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Ghost.
As it was in the beginning, is now, * and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
Alleluia.
Invitatorium {Antiphona ex Commune aut Festo}
Ant. Regem Confessórum Dóminum, * Veníte, adorémus.
Ant. Regem Confessórum Dóminum, * Veníte, adorémus.
Veníte, exsultémus Dómino, iubilémus Deo, salutári nostro: præoccupémus fáciem eius in confessióne, et in psalmis iubilémus ei.
Ant. Regem Confessórum Dóminum, * Veníte, adorémus.
Quóniam Deus magnus Dóminus, et Rex magnus super omnes deos, quóniam non repéllet Dóminus plebem suam: quia in manu eius sunt omnes fines terræ, et altitúdines móntium ipse cónspicit.
Ant. Veníte, adorémus.
Quóniam ipsíus est mare, et ipse fecit illud, et áridam fundavérunt manus eius (genuflectitur) veníte, adorémus, et procidámus ante Deum: plorémus coram Dómino, qui fecit nos, quia ipse est Dóminus, Deus noster; nos autem pópulus eius, et oves páscuæ eius.
Ant. Regem Confessórum Dóminum, * Veníte, adorémus.
Hódie, si vocem eius 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 iurávi in ira mea; Si introíbunt in réquiem meam.
Ant. Regem Confessórum 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 Confessórum Dóminum, * Veníte, adorémus.
Invitatory {Antiphon from the Common or Feast}
Ant. The Lord, the King of Confessors, * O come, let us worship.
Ant. The Lord, the King of Confessors, * 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 Confessors, * 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 Confessors, * 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 Confessors, * 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 Confessors, * O come, let us worship.
Hymnus {ex Commune aut Festo}
Iste Conféssor Dómini sacrátus,
Festa plebs cuius celébrat per orbem,
Hódie lætus méruit secréta
Scándere cæli.

Qui pius, prudens, húmilis, pudícus,
Sóbrius, castus fuit et quiétus,
Vita dum præsens vegetávit eius
Córporis artus.

Ad sacram cuius túmulum frequénter
Membra languéntem modo sanitáti,
Quólibet morbo fúerint graváta,
Restituúntur.

Unde nunc noster chorus in honórem
Ipsius, hymnum canit hunc libénter:
Ut piis eius méritis iuvémur
Omne per ævum.

Sit salus illi, decus atque virtus,
Qui supra cæli résidens cacúmen,
Tótius mundi máchinam gubérnat
Trinus et unus.
Amen.
Hymn {from the Common or Feast}
Iste Conféssor Dómini sacrátus,
Festa plebs cujus celébrat per orbem,
Hódie lætus méruit secréta
Scándere cæli.

Qui pius, prudens, húmilis, pudícus,
Sóbrius, castus fuit et quiétus,
Vita dum præsens vegetávit ejus
Córporis artus.

Ad sacram cujus túmulum frequénter
Membra languéntem modo sanitáti,
Quólibet morbo fúerint graváta,
Restituúntur.

Unde nunc noster chorus in honórem
Ipsius, hymnum canit hunc libénter:
Ut piis ejus méritis juvémur
Omne per ævum.

Sit salus illi, decus atque virtus,
Qui supra cæli résidens cacúmen,
Tótius mundi máchinam gubérnat
Trinus et unus.
Amen.
Psalmi cum lectionibus {Antiphonæ ex Psalterio secundum tempora}
Nocturn I.
Ant. Speciósus forma * præ fíliis hóminum, diffúsa est grátia in lábiis tuis.
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 iustítiam: * 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 iustítiam, 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 * above the sons of men: grace is poured abroad in thy lips.
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 * pópuli Deus in ætérnum.
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 eius fíliæ Regis ab intus, * in fímbriis áureis circumamícta varietátibus.
44:15 Adducéntur Regi vírgines post eam: * próximæ eius 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, * O God, forever.
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. Adiútor in tribulatiónibus * Deus noster.
Psalmus 45 [3]
45:2 Deus noster refúgium, et virtus: * adiútor 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 eius.
45:5 Flúminis ímpetus lætíficat civitátem Dei: * sanctificávit tabernáculum suum Altíssimus.
45:6 Deus in médio eius, non commovébitur: * adiuvábit 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 Iacob.
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 Iacob.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Sicut erat in princípio, et nunc, et semper, * et in sǽcula sæculórum. Amen.

Ant. Adiútor in tribulatiónibus Deus noster.
Ant. Our God * is our helper in troubles.
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 Iacob.
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 cotidiánum 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 Iesu 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. Iube, domne, benedícere.
Benedictio. Benedictióne perpétua benedícat nos Pater ætérnus. Amen.

Lectio 1
De libro secúndo Machabæórum
2 Mac 3:23-25
23 Heliodórus autem, quod decréverat, perficiébat eódem loco ipse cum satellítibus circa ærárium præsens.
24 Sed spíritus omnipoténtis Dei magnam fecit suæ ostensiónis evidéntiam, ita ut omnes qui ausi fúerant parére ei, ruéntes Dei virtúte, in dissolutiónem et formídinem converteréntur.
25 Appáruit enim illis quidam equus terríbilem habens sessórem, óptimis operiméntis adornátus. Isque cum ímpetu Heliodóro prióres calces elísit; qui autem ei sedébat videbátur arma habére áurea.
V. Tu autem, Dómine, miserére nobis.
R. Deo grátias.

R. Refúlsit sol in clípeos áureos, et resplenduérunt montes ab eis:
* Et fortitúdo géntium dissipáta est.
V. Erat enim exércitus magnus valde et fortis: et appropiávit Iudas et exércitus eius in prǽlio.
R. Et fortitúdo géntium dissipáta est.

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

Reading 1
Lesson from the second book of Machabees
2 Mac 3:23-25
23 But Heliodorus executed that which he had resolved on, himself being present in the same place with his guard about the treasury.
24 But the spirit of the almighty God gave a great evidence of his presence, so that all that had presumed to obey him, falling down by the power of God, were struck with fainting and dread.
25 For there appeared to them a horse with a terrible rider upon him, adorned with a very rich covering: and he ran fiercely and struck Heliodorus with his fore feet, and he that sat upon him seemed to have armour of gold.
V. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us.
R. Thanks be to God.

R. The sun shone upon the shields of gold, and the mountains glistered therewith;
* And the army of the heathens was spread abroad.
V. For the army was very great and mighty then Judas and his host drew near and entered into battle.
R. And the army of the heathens was spread abroad.
V. Iube, domne, benedícere.
Benedictio. Unigénitus Dei Fílius nos benedícere et adiuváre dignétur. Amen.

Lectio 2
2 Mac 3:26-29
26 Alii étiam apparuérunt duo iúvenes virtúte decóri, óptimi glória, speciosíque amíctu: qui circumstetérunt eum, et ex utráque parte flagellábant, sine intermissióne multis plagis verberántes.
27 Súbito autem Heliodórus cóncidit in terram, eúmque multa calígine circumfúsum rapuérunt, atque in sella gestatória pósitum eiecérunt.
28 Et is, qui cum multis cursóribus et satellítibus prædíctum ingréssus est ærárium, portabátur nullo sibi auxílium ferénte, manifésta Dei cógnita virtúte.
29 Et ille quidem per divínam virtútem iacébat mutus, atque omni spe et salúte privátus.
V. Tu autem, Dómine, miserére nobis.
R. Deo grátias.

R. Ornavérunt fáciem templi corónis áureis, et dedicavérunt altáre Dómino:
* Et facta est lætítia magna in pópulo.
V. In hymnis et confessiónibus benedicébant Dóminum.
R. Et facta est lætítia magna in pópulo.
V. Grant, Lord, a blessing.
Benediction. May the Son, the Sole-begotten, mercifully bless and keep us. Amen.

Reading 2
2 Mac 3:26-29
26 Moreover there appeared two other young men beautiful and strong, bright and glorious, and in comely apparel: who stood by him, on either side, and scourged him without ceasing with many stripes.
27 And Heliodorus suddenly fell to the ground, and they took him up covered with great darkness, and having put him into a litter they carried him out.
28 So he that came with many servants, and all his guard into the aforesaid treasury, was carried out, no one being able to help him, the manifest power of God being known.
29 And he indeed by the power of God lay speechless, and without all hope of recovery.
V. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us.
R. Thanks be to God.

R. They decked the fore-front of the Temple with crowns of gold, and dedicated the Altar unto the Lord.
* And there was very great gladness among the people.
V. They praised the Lord with Psalms and thanksgiving.
R. And there was very great gladness among the people.
V. Iube, domne, benedícere.
Benedictio. Spíritus Sancti grátia illúminet sensus et corda nostra. Amen.

Lectio 3
2 Mac 3:32-34
32 Consíderans autem summus sacérdos ne forte rex suspicarétur malítiam áliquam ex Iudǽis circa Heliodórum consummátam, óbtulit pro salúte viri hóstiam salutárem.
33 Cumque summus sacérdos exoráret, iídem iúvenes eísdem véstibus amícti astántes Heliodóro, dixérunt: Oníæ sacerdóti grátias age; nam propter eum Dóminus tibi vitam donávit.
34 Tu autem a Deo flagellátus, núntia ómnibus magnália Dei, et potestátem. Et, his dictis, non comparuérunt.
V. Tu autem, Dómine, miserére nobis.
R. Deo grátias.

R. In hymnis et confessiónibus benedicébant Dóminum,
* Qui magna fecit in Israël, et victóriam dedit illis Dóminus omnípotens.
V. Ornavérunt fáciem templi corónis áureis, et dedicavérunt altáre Dómino.
R. Qui magna fecit in Israël, et victóriam dedit illis Dóminus omnípotens.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Qui magna fecit in Israël, et victóriam dedit illis Dóminus omnípotens.
V. Grant, Lord, a blessing.
Benediction. May the grace of the Holy Spirit enlighten all our hearts and minds. Amen.

Reading 3
2 Mac 3:32-24
32 So the high priest considering that the king might perhaps suspect that some mischief had been done to Heliodorus by the Jews, offered a sacrifice of health for the recovery of the man.
33 And when the high priest was praying, the same young men in the same clothing stood by Heliodorus, and said to him: Give thanks to Onias the priest: because for his sake the Lord hath granted thee life.
34 And thou having been scourged by God, declare unto all men the great works and the power of God. And having spoken thus, they appeared no more.
V. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us.
R. Thanks be to God.

R. They praised the Lord with psalms and thanksgiving
* Who had done so great things in Israel, and given them the victory the Lord Almighty.
V. They decked the fore-front of the Temple with crowns of gold, and dedicated the Altar unto the Lord.
R. Who had done so great things for Israel, and given them the victory the Lord Almighty.
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Ghost.
R. Who had done so great things for Israel, and given them the victory the Lord Almighty.
Nocturn II.
Ant. Magnus Dóminus * et laudábilis nimis in civitáte Dei nostri.
Psalmus 47 [4]
47:2 Magnus Dóminus, et laudábilis nimis in civitáte Dei nostri, in monte sancto eius.
47:3 Fundátur exsultatióne univérsæ terræ mons Sion, * látera Aquilónis, cívitas Regis magni.
47:4 Deus in dómibus eius 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: * iustítia plena est déxtera tua.
47:12 Lætétur mons Sion, et exsúltent fíliæ Iudæ: * propter iudícia tua, Dómine.
47:13 Circúmdate Sion, et complectímini eam: * narráte in túrribus eius.
47:14 Pónite corda vestra in virtúte eius: * et distribúite domos eius, 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 * and exceedingly to be praised in the city of our God.
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 * sapiéntiam: et meditátio cordis mei prudéntiam.
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 iuméntis 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 * wisdom: and the meditation of my heart understanding.
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 * cum dívite non descéndet in sepúlcrum glória eius.
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 iusti 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 eius.
48:18 Quóniam cum interíerit, non sumet ómnia: * neque descéndet cum eo glória eius.
48:19 Quia ánima eius 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 iuméntis 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 eius.
Ant. Be not thou afraid * the things which made him rich, or his glory shall not descend with him to the sepulchre.
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 cotidiánum 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 ádiuvet, 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. Iube, domne, benedícere.
Benedictio. Deus Pater omnípotens sit nobis propítius et clemens. Amen.

Lectio 4
Sermo sancti Maxími Epíscopi
Homilía 78, quæ est 2 de S. Eusebio Vercellensi
Ad sancti ac beatíssimi Patris nostri N., cuius hódie festa celebrámus, laudes addidísse áliquid, decerpsísse est; síquidem virtútem eius grátia, non sermónibus exponénda est, sed opéribus comprobánda. Cum enim dicat Scriptúra: Glória patris est fílius sápiens; quantæ huius sunt glóriæ, qui tantórum filiórum sapiéntia et devotióne lætátur? In Christo enim Iesu per Evangélium ipse nos génuit.
V. Tu autem, Dómine, miserére nobis.
R. Deo grátias.

R. Invéni David servum meum, óleo sancto meo unxi eum:
* Manus enim mea auxiliábitur ei.
V. Nihil profíciet inimícus in eo, et fílius iniquitátis non nocébit ei.
R. Manus enim mea auxiliábitur ei.

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

Reading 4
From the Sermons of St Maximus, Bishop [of Turin.]
Homilia 59, being the 2nd on St Eusebius of Vercelli.
It is idle to strive to add anything to the praise of our holy and most blessed Father N. whose Feast is this day kept. The beauty of his life oughtnot to be the subject of panegyrics, so much as the object of imitation. The Scripture saith “A wise son is the glory of his father,” truly then will he be honoured by such as, by doing after his en sample, show themselves to be his children for in Christ Jesus hath he begotten us through the Gospel.1 Cor. iv. 15.
V. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us.
R. Thanks be to God.

R. I have found David My servant, with My holy oil have I anointed him
* For My hand shall help him.
V. The enemy shall prevail nothing against him, nor the son of wickedness afflict him.
R. For My hand shall help him.
V. Iube, domne, benedícere.
Benedictio. Christus perpétuæ det nobis gáudia vitæ. Amen.

Lectio 5
Quidquid ígitur in hac sancta plebe potest esse virtútis et grátiæ, de hoc, quasi quodam fonte lucidíssimo, ómnium rivulórum púritas emanávit. Etenim, quia castitátis pollébat vigóre, quia abstinéntiæ gloriabátur angústiis, quia blandiméntis erat prǽditus lenitátis, ómnium cívium in Deum provocávit afféctum; quia Pontíficis administratióne fulgébat, plures e discípulis relíquit sui sacerdótii successóres.
V. Tu autem, Dómine, miserére nobis.
R. Deo grátias.

R. Pósui adiutórium super poténtem, et exaltávi eléctum de plebe mea:
* Manus enim mea auxiliábitur ei.
V. Invéni David servum meum, óleo sancto meo unxi eum.
R. Manus enim mea auxiliábitur ei.
V. Grant, Lord, a blessing.
Benediction. May Christ to all His people give, for ever in His sight to live. Amen.

Reading 5
Whatsover, therefore, of virtue and grace there may be in this holy people, all the bright streams thereof do flow from him, as from a most clear fountain. By his manly chastity, by his sternly noble temperance, by the graceful courtesy which marked him, he drew all men’s love to God and by his eminent ministry in his Bishopric he hath left behind him in his disciples, many heirs of his priesthood.
V. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us.
R. Thanks be to God.

R. I have laid help upon one that is mighty, and have exalted one chosen out of My people
* For My hand shall help him.
V. I have found David My servant, with My holy oil have I anointed him.
R. For My hand shall help him.
V. Iube, domne, benedícere.
Benedictio. Ignem sui amóris accéndat Deus in córdibus nostris. Amen.

Lectio 6
Bene et cóngrue in hac die, quam nobis beáti Patris nostri N. ad paradísum tránsitus exsultábilem reddit, præséntis Psalmi versículum decantávimus: In memória ætérna erit iustus. Digne enim in memóriam vértitur hóminum, qui ad gáudium tránsiit Angelórum. Dicit sermo divínus: Ne laudes hóminem in vita sua; tamquam si díceret: Lauda post vitam, magnífica post consummatiónem. Dúplici enim ex causa utílius est hóminum magis memóriæ laudem dare quam vitæ; ut illo potíssimum témpore mérita sanctitátis extóllas, quando nec laudántem adulátio movet, nec laudátum tentat elátio.
V. Tu autem, Dómine, miserére nobis.
R. Deo grátias.

R. Iste est, qui ante Deum magnas virtútes operátus est, et omnis terra doctrína eius repléta est:
* Ipse intercédat pro peccátis ómnium populórum.
V. Iste est, qui contémpsit vitam mundi, et pervénit ad cæléstia regna.
R. Ipse intercédat pro peccátis ómnium populórum.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Ipse intercédat pro peccátis ómnium populórum.
V. Grant, Lord, a blessing.
Benediction. May the Spirit's fire Divine in our hearts enkindled shine. Amen.

Reading 6
It is very meet and right that upon this day, which is made a joyful day for us because it is the day whereon our blessed Father N., passed away to heaven, I say it is very meet and right that on this day we should sing that verse of the Psalms “The righteous shall be in everlasting remembrance.” cxi. 7. His memory is rightly honoured among men who is at this present making glad among Angels. The word of God saith “Judge none blessed before his death,” Ecclus. xi. 30, as though it were said, “Judge him blessed when life is ended, praise him when he is made perfect.” For there are two main reasons why it is better to praise a dead man than a living, since, if thou call him holy and worthy after his death, thou dost it when neither canst thou be corrupted by being a flatterer, nor he by being nattered.
V. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us.
R. Thanks be to God.

R. This is he which wrought great wonders before God, and the whole earth is full of his teaching
* May he pray for all people, that their sins may be forgiven unto them
V. This is he which loved not his life in this world, and hath attained unto the kingdom of heaven.
R. May he pray for all people, that their sins may be forgiven unto them
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Ghost.
R. May he pray for all people, that their sins may be forgiven unto them
Nocturn III.
Ant. Deus deórum, * Dóminus locútus est.
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 eius.
49:3 Deus maniféste véniet: * Deus noster et non silébit.
49:3 Ignis in conspéctu eius exardéscet: * et in circúitu eius tempéstas válida.
49:4 Advocábit cælum desúrsum: * et terram discérnere pópulum suum.
49:5 Congregáte illi sanctos eius: * qui órdinant testaméntum eius super sacrifícia.
49:6 Et annuntiábunt cæli iustítiam eius: * quóniam Deus iudex 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: * iuménta 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 eius.
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, * the Lord hath spoken.
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, * qui obliviscímini Deum.
Psalmus 49(16-23) [8]
49:16 Peccatóri autem dixit Deus: * Quare tu enárras iustítias meas, et assúmis testaméntum meum per os tuum?
49:17 Tu vero odísti disciplínam: * et proiecísti 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, * you that forget God.
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 * iustítiæ super altáre tuum, Dómine.
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 iustificéris in sermónibus tuis, et vincas cum iudicáris.
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 iustítiam 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 Ierúsalem.
50:21 Tunc acceptábis sacrifícium iustítiæ, 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 iustítiæ super altáre tuum, Dómine.
Ant. Thou shalt accept the sacrifice * of justice, upon thy altar, O Lord.
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 cotidiánum 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. Iube, domne, benedícere.
Benedictio. Evangélica léctio sit nobis salus et protéctio. Amen.

Lectio 7
Léctio sancti Evangélii secúndum Matthǽum
Matt 25:14-23
In illo témpore: Dixit Iesus discípulis suis parábolam hanc: Homo péregre proficíscens, vocávit servos suos, et trádidit illis bona sua. Et réliqua.

Homilía sancti Gregórii Papæ
Homilía 9 in Evangelia
Léctio sancti Evangélii, fratres caríssimi, solícite consideráre nos ádmonet, ne nos, qui plus céteris in hoc mundo accepísse áliquid cérnimur, ab Auctóre mundi grávius inde iudicémur. Cum enim augéntur dona, ratiónes étiam crescunt donórum. Tanto ergo esse humílior atque ad serviéndum Deo prómptior quisque debet ex múnere, quanto se obligatiórem esse cónspicit in reddénda ratióne. Ecce homo, qui péregre proficíscitur, servos suos vocat, eisque ad negótium talénta partítur. Post multum vero témporis positúrus ratiónem revértitur: bene operántes pro apportáto lucro remúnerat, servum vero a bono ópere torpéntem damnat.
V. Tu autem, Dómine, miserére nobis.
R. Deo grátias.

R. Amávit eum Dóminus, et ornávit eum: stolam glóriæ índuit eum,
* Et ad portas paradísi coronávit eum.
V. Induit eum Dóminus lorícam fídei, et ornávit eum.
R. Et ad portas paradísi coronávit eum.

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

Reading 7
From the Holy Gospel according to Matthew
Matt 25:14-23
At that time Jesus spake unto His disciples this parable A man, travelling into a far country, called his own servants, and delivered unto them his goods. And so on.

Homily by Pope St Gregory the Great.
9th on the Gospels.
Dearly beloved brethren, this Lesson from the Holy Gospel moveth us to take good heed lest we, who are seen in this world to have received more than others, should thereby bring ourselves into greater condemnation from the Maker of this world. To whom much is given, of the same is much required. Therefore, let him that receiveth much, strive to be all the more lowly, and all the more ready to do God service, for his very gifts’ sake, knowing that he will be obliged to give account thereof. Behold, a man, travelling into a far country, calleth his own servants, and delivereth unto them talents, to the end that they may trade therewith. After a long time, the lord of those servants cometh, and reckoneth with them, and to them that have done well He rendereth a reward of their labours, but that servant which was careless of his master’s work He condemneth.
V. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us.
R. Thanks be to God.

R. The Lord loved him and beautified him He clothed him with a robe of glory
* And crowned him at the gates of Paradise.
V. The Lord hath put on him the breast-plate of faith, and hath adorned him.
R. And crowned him at the gates of Paradise.
V. Iube, domne, benedícere.
Benedictio. Cuius festum cólimus, ipse intercédat pro nobis ad Dóminum. Amen.

Lectio 8
Quis ítaque iste homo est qui péregre proficíscitur, nisi Redémptor noster, qui, in ea carne quam assúmpserat, ábiit in cælum? Carnis enim locus próprius terra est; quæ quasi ad peregrína dúcitur, dum per Redemptórem nostrum in cælo collocátur. Sed homo iste, péregre proficíscens, servis suis bona sua trádidit; quia fidélibus suis spirituália dona concéssit. Et uni quidem quinque talénta, álii duo, álii vero commísit unum. Quinque étenim sunt córporis sensus, vidélicet: visus, audítus, gustus, odorátus et tactus. Quinque ergo taléntis, donum quinque sénsuum, id est, exteriórum sciéntia, exprímitur. Duóbus vero, intelléctus et operátio designátur. Uníus autem talénti nómine, intelléctus tantúmmodo designátur.
V. Tu autem, Dómine, miserére nobis.
R. Deo grátias.

R. Sint lumbi vestri præcíncti, et lucérnæ ardéntes in mánibus vestris:
* Et vos símiles homínibus exspectántibus dóminum suum, quando revertátur a núptiis.
V. Vigiláte ergo, quia nescítis qua hora Dóminus vester ventúrus sit.
R. Et vos símiles homínibus exspectántibus dóminum suum, quando revertátur a núptiis.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Et vos símiles homínibus exspectántibus dóminum suum, quando revertátur a núptiis.
V. Grant, Lord, a blessing.
Benediction. He whose feast-day we are keeping, be our Advocate with God. Amen.

Reading 8
What other, then, is that man travelling into a far country but our Redeemer, Who is gone up from us into heaven in that Flesh Which He had taken into Himself? For the earth is the home of the Flesh, Which travelleth into a far country when our Redeemer giveth It a place in heaven. But that man travelling into a far country delivered unto his servants his goods and so doth our Redeemer give spiritual gifts unto His faithful people. “And unto one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one.” There are five bodily senses that is, sight, hearing, taste, smell, and touch. By the five talents therefore are signified the five senses, that is, outward knowledge. By the two, wit and work. And by the figure of the one talent, understanding, which is alone.
V. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us.
R. Thanks be to God.

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

Lectio 9
Sed is, qui quinque talénta accéperat, ália quinque lucrátus est: quia sunt nonnúlli, qui, etsi intérna ac mýstica penetráre nésciunt, pro intentióne tamen supérnæ pátriæ docent recta quos possunt; de ipsis exterióribus, quæ accepérunt, duplum taléntum portant; dumque se a carnis petulántia et a terrenárum rerum ámbitu atque a visibílium voluptáte custódiunt, ab his étiam álios admonéndo compéscunt. Et sunt nonnúlli, qui, quasi duóbus taléntis ditáti, intelléctum atque operatiónem percípiunt, subtília de intérnis intélligunt, mira in exterióribus operántur; cumque et intelligéndo et operándo áliis prǽdicant, quasi duplicátum de negótio lucrum repórtant.
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 * maiestátis glóriæ tuæ.
Te gloriósus * Apostolórum chorus,
Te Prophetárum * laudábilis númerus,
Te Mártyrum candidátus * laudat exércitus.
Te per orbem terrárum * sancta confitétur Ecclésia,
Patrem * imménsæ maiestátis;
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.
Iudex 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 so he that had received five talents, gained other five talents for some there be who, while yet they are not able to go on unto things inward and mystic, do yet so desire our Fatherland which is above, that they teach well all whom they can, and of those very outward things which they have received make gain double. These are they which keep themselves clean from the unruly motions of the flesh, and from the lust of the world, and from the delight of things which are seen, and, by their preaching, keep other men also clean from all these things. And some there are who receive, as their two talents, the power to think and the power to work. These are they which inwardly understand dark things, and outwardly work wonders. And these, since they preach unto others, both through their understanding and their works, gain, as it were, double, for the talents which they have received.
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.
Reliqua omittuntur, nisi Laudes separandae sint.
Oratio {ex Proprio Sanctorum}
V. Dómine, exáudi oratiónem meam.
R. Et clamor meus ad te véniat.
Orémus.
Deus, qui beátum Antónium Maríam Confessórem tuum atque Pontíficem, apostólicis virtútibus sublimásti, et per eum novas in Ecclésia clericórum ac vírginum famílias collegísti: concéde, quǽsumus; ut, eius dirigéntibus mónitis ac suffragántibus méritis, animárum salútem quǽrere iúgiter studeámus.
Per Dóminum nostrum Iesum 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, with the virtues of an apostle thou didst exalt blessed Anthony Mary, thy Confessor and Bishop, and through him build in thy Church new religious congregations of clerics and virgins: grant, we beseech thee, that led by his counsels and helped by his prayers, we may unremittingly work for the salvation of souls.
Through Jesus Christ, thy Son our Lord, Who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, God, world without end.
R. Amen.
Conclusio
V. Dómine, exáudi oratiónem meam.
R. Et clamor meus ad te véniat.
V. Benedicámus Dómino.
R. Deo grátias.
V. Fidélium ánimæ per misericórdiam Dei requiéscant in pace.
R. Amen.
Conclusion
V. O Lord, hear my prayer.
R. And let my cry come unto thee.
V. Let us bless the Lord.
R. Thanks be to God.
V. May the souls of the faithful, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.
R. Amen.

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