Octavæ Ascensionis ~ Duplex majus
Commemoratio: S. Paschalis Baylon Confessoris

Matutinum    05-17-2018

Ante Divinum officium
Incipit
Pater noster, qui es in cælis, sanctificétur nomen tuum: advéniat regnum tuum: fiat volúntas tua, sicut in cælo et in terra. Panem nostrum cotidiánum da nobis hódie: et dimítte nobis débita nostra, sicut et nos dimíttimus debitóribus nostris: et ne nos indúcas in tentatiónem: sed líbera nos a malo. Amen.
Ave María, grátia plena; Dóminus tecum: benedícta tu in muliéribus, et benedíctus fructus ventris tui Jesus. Sancta María, Mater Dei, ora pro nobis peccatóribus, nunc et in hora mortis nostræ. Amen.
Credo in Deum, Patrem omnipoténtem, Creatórem cæli et terræ.
Et in Jesum Christum, Fílium ejus únicum, Dóminum nostrum: qui concéptus est de Spíritu Sancto, natus ex María Vírgine, passus sub Póntio Piláto, crucifíxus, mórtuus, et sepúltus: descéndit ad ínferos; tértia die resurréxit a mórtuis; ascéndit ad cælos; sedet ad déxteram Dei Patris omnipoténtis: inde ventúrus est judicáre vivos et mórtuos.
Credo in Spíritum Sanctum, sanctam Ecclésiam cathólicam, Sanctórum communiónem, remissiónem peccatórum, carnis resurrectiónem, vitam ætérnam. Amen.
V. Dómine, lábia +︎ mea apéries.
R. Et os meum annuntiábit laudem tuam.
V. Deus in adjutórium meum inténde.
R. Dómine, ad adjuvándum me festína.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Sicut erat in princípio, et nunc, et semper, * et in sǽcula sæculórum. Amen.
Allelúja.
Start
Our Father, who art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation: But deliver us from evil. Amen.
Hail Mary, full of grace; The Lord is with thee; Blessed art thou amongst women, And blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God, Pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen.
I believe in God, the Father almighty, Creator of heaven and earth.
And in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord; who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried: he descended into hell; the third day he arose again from the dead; he ascended into heaven; sitteth at the right hand of God the Father almighty: from thence he shall come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Ghost, the holy catholic Church, the communion of Saints, the forgiveness of sins. The resurrection of the body. And life everlasting. Amen.
V. O Lord, +︎ open thou my lips.
R. And my mouth shall declare thy praise.
V. O God, come to my assistance;
R. O Lord, make haste to help me.
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Ghost.
R. As it was in the beginning, is now, * and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
Alleluia.
Invitatorium {Antiphona ex Commune aut Festo}
Ant. Allelúja, Christum Dóminum ascendéntem in cælum, * Veníte adorémus, allelúja.
Ant. Allelúja, Christum Dóminum ascendéntem in cælum, * Veníte adorémus, allelúja.
Veníte, exsultémus Dómino, jubilémus Deo, salutári nostro: præoccupémus fáciem ejus in confessióne, et in psalmis jubilémus ei.
Ant. Allelúja, Christum Dóminum ascendéntem in cælum, * Veníte adorémus, allelúja.
Quóniam Deus magnus Dóminus, et Rex magnus super omnes deos, quóniam non repéllet Dóminus plebem suam: quia in manu ejus sunt omnes fines terræ, et altitúdines móntium ipse cónspicit.
Ant. Veníte adorémus, allelúja.
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. Allelúja, Christum Dóminum ascendéntem in cælum, * Veníte adorémus, allelúja.
Hódie, si vocem ejus audiéritis, nolíte obduráre corda vestra, sicut in exacerbatióne secúndum diem tentatiónis in desérto: ubi tentavérunt me patres vestri, probavérunt et vidérunt ópera mea.
Ant. Veníte adorémus, allelúja.
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. Allelúja, Christum Dóminum ascendéntem in cælum, * Veníte adorémus, allelúja.
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, allelúja.
Ant. Allelúja, Christum Dóminum ascendéntem in cælum, * Veníte adorémus, allelúja.
Invitatory {Antiphon from the Common or Feast}
Ant. Alleluia. The Lord Christ hath ascended up into heaven. * O come let us worship Him. Alleluia.
Ant. Alleluia. The Lord Christ hath ascended up into heaven. * O come let us worship Him. Alleluia.
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. Alleluia. The Lord Christ hath ascended up into heaven. * O come let us worship Him. Alleluia.
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 Him. Alleluia.
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. Alleluia. The Lord Christ hath ascended up into heaven. * O come let us worship Him. Alleluia.
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 Him. Alleluia.
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. Alleluia. The Lord Christ hath ascended up into heaven. * O come let us worship Him. Alleluia.
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 Him. Alleluia.
Ant. Alleluia. The Lord Christ hath ascended up into heaven. * O come let us worship Him. Alleluia.
Hymnus {ex Commune aut Festo}
Ætérne Rex altíssime,
Redémptor et fidélium,
Cui mors perémpta détulit
Summæ triúmphum glóriæ:

Ascéndis orbes síderum,
Quo te vocábat cǽlitus
Colláta, non humánitus,
Rerum potéstas ómnium:

Ut trina rerum máchina,
Cæléstium, terréstrium,
Et inferórum cóndita,
Flectat genu jam súbdita.

Tremunt vidéntes Angeli
Versam vicem mortálium:
Peccat caro, mundat caro,
Regnat Deus Dei caro.

Sis ipse nostrum gáudium,
Manens olýmpo prǽmium,
Mundi regis qui fábricam,
Mundána vincens gáudia.

Hinc te precántes quǽsumus,
Ignósce culpis ómnibus,
Et corda sursum súbleva
Ad te supérna grátia.

Ut, cum repénte cœ́peris
Clarére nube júdicis,
Pœnas repéllas débitas,
Reddas corónas pérditas.

Jesu, tibi sit glória,
Qui victor in cælum redis,
Cum Patre, et almo Spíritu,
In sempitérna sǽcula.
Amen.
Hymn {from the Common or Feast}
Eternal Monarch, King most high,
Whose blood hath brought redemption nigh,
By whom the death of death was wrought,
And conquering grace's battle fought:

Ascending by the starry road,
This day thou wentest home to God,
By heaven to power unending called,
And by no human hand installed.

That so, in nature's triple frame,
Each heavenly and each earthly name,
And things in hell's abyss abhorred,
May bend the knee and own him Lord.

Yea, angels tremble when they see
How changed is our humanity;
That flesh hath purged what flesh had stained,
And God, the flesh of God, hath reigned.

Be thou our joy, O mighty Lord,
As thou wilt be our great reward;
Earth's joys to thee are nothing worth,
Thou joy and crown of heaven and earth.

To thee we therefore humbly pray
That thou wouldst purge our sins away,
And draw our hearts by cords of grace
To thy celestial dwelling-place.

So when the judgement day shall come,
And all must rise to meet their doom,
Thou wilt remit the debts we owe,
And our lost crowns again bestow.

All glory, Lord, to thee we pay,
Ascending o'er the stars today;
All glory, as is ever meet,
To Father and to Paraclete.
Amen.
Psalmi cum lectionibus {Antiphonæ et Psalmi ex Commune aut Festo}
Nocturn I.
Ant. Eleváta est * magnificéntia tua super cælos, Deus, allelúja.
Psalmus 8 [1]
8:2 Dómine, Dóminus noster, * quam admirábile est nomen tuum in univérsa terra!
8:2 Quóniam eleváta est magnificéntia tua, * super cælos.
8:3 Ex ore infántium et lacténtium perfecísti laudem propter inimícos tuos, * ut déstruas inimícum et ultórem.
8:4 Quóniam vidébo cælos tuos, ópera digitórum tuórum: * lunam et stellas, quæ tu fundásti.
8:5 Quid est homo quod memor es ejus? * aut fílius hóminis, quóniam vísitas eum?
8:6 Minuísti eum paulo minus ab Ángelis, glória et honóre coronásti eum: * et constituísti eum super ópera mánuum tuárum.
8:8 Omnia subjecísti sub pédibus ejus, * oves et boves univérsas: ínsuper et pécora campi.
8:9 Vólucres cæli, et pisces maris, * qui perámbulant sémitas maris.
8:10 Dómine, Dóminus noster, * quam admirábile est nomen tuum in univérsa terra!
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Sicut erat in princípio, et nunc, et semper, * et in sǽcula sæculórum. Amen.

Ant. Eleváta est magnificéntia tua super cælos, Deus, allelúja.
Psalms with lections {Antiphons and psalms from the Common or Feast}
Nocturn I.
Ant. Thy magnificence is elevated * above the heavens, O God, alleluia.
Psalm 8 [1]
8:2 O Lord our Lord, * how admirable is thy name in the whole earth!
8:2 For thy magnificence is elevated * above the heavens.
8:3 Out of the mouth of infants and of sucklings thou hast perfected praise, because of thy enemies, * that thou mayst destroy the enemy and the avenger.
8:4 For I will behold thy heavens, the works of thy fingers: * the moon and the stars which thou hast founded.
8:5 What is man that thou art mindful of him? * or the son of man that thou visitest him?
8:6 Thou hast made him a little less than the angels, thou hast crowned him with glory and honour: * and hast set him over the works of thy hands.
8:8 Thou hast subjected all things under his feet, * all sheep and oxen: moreover the beasts also of the fields.
8:9 The birds of the air, and the fishes of the sea, * that pass through the paths of the sea.
8:10 O Lord our Lord, * how admirable is thy name in all the earth!
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Ghost.
R. As it was in the beginning, is now, * and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Ant. Thy magnificence is elevated above the heavens, O God, alleluia.
Ant. Dóminus in templo * sancto suo, Dóminus in cælo, allelúja.
Psalmus 10 [2]
10:2 In Dómino confído: quómodo dícitis ánimæ meæ: * Tránsmigra in montem sicut passer?
10:3 Quóniam ecce peccatóres intendérunt arcum, paravérunt sagíttas suas in pháretra, * ut sagíttent in obscúro rectos corde.
10:4 Quóniam quæ perfecísti, destruxérunt: * justus autem quid fecit?
10:5 Dóminus in templo sancto suo, * Dóminus in cælo sedes ejus.
10:5 Óculi ejus in páuperem respíciunt: * pálpebræ ejus intérrogant fílios hóminum.
10:6 Dóminus intérrogat justum et ímpium: * qui autem díligit iniquitátem, odit ánimam suam.
10:7 Pluet super peccatóres láqueos: * ignis, et sulphur, et spíritus procellárum pars cálicis eórum.
10:8 Quóniam justus Dóminus, et justítias diléxit: * æquitátem vidit vultus ejus.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Sicut erat in princípio, et nunc, et semper, * et in sǽcula sæculórum. Amen.

Ant. Dóminus in templo sancto suo, Dóminus in cælo, allelúja.
Ant. The Lord is in His holy Temple, * the Lord's throne is in heaven, alleluia.
Psalm 10 [2]
10:2 In the Lord I put my trust: how then do you say to my soul: * Get thee away from hence to the mountain, like a sparrow?
10:3 For, lo, the wicked have bent their bow: they have prepared their arrows in the quiver, * to shoot in the dark the upright of heart.
10:4 For they have destroyed the things which thou hast made: * but what has the just man done?
10:5 The Lord is in his holy temple, * the Lord’s throne is in heaven.
10:5 His eyes look on the poor man: * his eyelids examine the sons of men.
10:6 The Lord trieth the just and the wicked: * but he that loveth iniquity, hateth his own soul.
10:7 He shall rain snares upon sinners: * fire and brimstone, and storms of winds, shall be the portion of their cup.
10:8 For the Lord is just, and hath loved justice: * his countenance hath beheld righteousness.
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Ghost.
R. As it was in the beginning, is now, * and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Ant. The Lord is in His holy Temple, the Lord's throne is in heaven, alleluia.
Ant. A summo cælo * egréssio ejus, et occúrsus ejus usque ad summum ejus, allelúja.
Psalmus 18 [3]
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.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Sicut erat in princípio, et nunc, et semper, * et in sǽcula sæculórum. Amen.

Ant. A summo cælo egréssio ejus, et occúrsus ejus usque ad summum ejus, allelúja.
Ant. His going out is from the end of heaven, * and his circuit even to the end thereof, alleluia.
Psalm 18 [3]
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.
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. His going out is from the end of heaven, and his circuit even to the end thereof, alleluia.
V. Deus regeneravit nos in spem vivam, allelúja.
R. Per resurrectiónem Jesu Christi ex mórtuis, allelúja.
V. God hath begotten us again unto a lively hope, alleluia.
R. By the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, alleluia.
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 Jesu Christe, preces servórum tuórum, et miserére nobis: Qui cum Patre et Spíritu Sancto vivis et regnas in sǽcula sæculórum. Amen.
Our Father, who art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us.
V. And lead us not into temptation:
R. But deliver us from evil.
Absolution. O Lord Jesus Christ, graciously hear the prayers of Thy servants, and have mercy upon us, Who livest and reignest with the Father, and the Holy Ghost, ever world without end. Amen.

V. Jube, domne, benedícere.
Benedictio. Benedictióne perpétua benedícat nos Pater ætérnus. Amen.

Lectio 1
De Epístola beáti Pauli Apóstoli ad Ephésios
Eph 4:1-8
1 Obsecro ítaque vos ego vinctus in Dómino, ut digne ambulétis vocatióne, qua vocáti estis,
2 Cum omni humilitáte, et mansuetúdine, cum patiéntia, supportántes ínvicem in caritáte,
3 Sollíciti serváre unitátem Spíritus in vínculo pacis.
4 Unum corpus, et unus Spíritus, sicut vocáti estis in una spe vocatiónis vestræ.
5 Unus Dóminus, una fides, unum baptísma.
6 Unus Deus et Pater ómnium, qui est super omnes, et per ómnia, et in ómnibus nobis.
7 Unicuíque autem nostrum data est grátia secúndum mensúram donatiónis Christi.
8 Propter quod dicit: Ascéndens in altum, captívam duxit captivitátem: dedit dona homínibus.
V. Tu autem, Dómine, miserére nobis.
R. Deo grátias.

R. Post passiónem suam per dies quadragínta appárens eis, et loquens de regno Dei, allelúja:
* Et, vidéntibus illis, elevátus est, allelúja: et nubes suscépit eum ab óculis eórum, allelúja.
V. Et convéscens, præcépit eis, ab Jerosólymis ne discéderent, sed exspectárent promissiónem Patris.
R. Et, vidéntibus illis, elevátus est, allelúja: et nubes suscépit eum ab óculis eórum, allelúja.

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

Reading 1
Lesson from the letter of St. Paul the Apostle to the Ephesians
Eph 4:1-8
1 I therefore, a prisoner in the Lord, beseech you that you walk worthy of the vocation in which you are called,
2 With all humility and mildness, with patience, supporting one another in charity.
3 Careful to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.
4 One body and one Spirit; as you are called in one hope of your calling.
5 One Lord, one faith, one baptism.
6 One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in us all.
7 But to every one of us is given grace, according to the measure of the giving of Christ.
8 Wherefore he saith: Ascending on high, he led captivity captive; he gave gifts to men.
V. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us.
R. Thanks be to God.

R. Being seen of them forty days after that He had suffered, and speaking of the kingdom of God. Alleluia.
* And while they beheld, He was taken up, and a cloud received Him out of their sight. Alleluia.
V. And, eating together with them, He commanded them that they should not depart from Jerusalem, but wait for the Promise of the Father.
R. And while they beheld, He was taken up, and a cloud received Him out of their sight. Alleluia.
V. Jube, domne, benedícere.
Benedictio. Unigénitus Dei Fílius nos benedícere et adjuváre dignétur. Amen.

Lectio 2
Eph 4:9-14
9 Quod autem ascéndit, quid est, nisi quia et descéndit primum in inferióres partes terræ?
10 Qui descéndit, ipse est et qui ascéndit super omnes cælos, ut impléret ómnia.
11 Et ipse dedit quosdam quidem apóstolos, quosdam autem prophétas, álios vero evangelístas, álios autem pastóres et doctóres,
12 Ad consummatiónem sanctórum in opus ministérii, in ædificatiónem córporis Christi:
13 Donec occurrámus omnes in unitátem fídei, et agnitiónis Fílii Dei, in virum perféctum, in mensúram ætátis plenitúdinis Christi:
14 Ut jam non simus párvuli fluctuántes, et circumferámur omni vento doctrínæ in nequítia hóminum, in astútia ad circumventiónem erróris.
V. Tu autem, Dómine, miserére nobis.
R. Deo grátias.

R. Omnis pulchritúdo Dómini exaltáta est super sídera:
* Spécies ejus in núbibus cæli, et nomen ejus in ætérnum pérmanet, allelúja.
V. A summo cælo egréssio ejus, et occúrsus ejus usque ad summum ejus.
R. Spécies ejus in núbibus cæli, et nomen ejus in ætérnum pérmanet, allelúja.
V. Grant, Lord, a blessing.
Benediction. May the Son, the Sole-begotten, mercifully bless and keep us. Amen.

Reading 2
Eph 4:9-14
9 Now that he ascended, what is it, but because he also descended first into the lower parts of the earth?
10 He that descended is the same also that ascended above all the heavens, that he might fill all things.
11 And he gave some apostles, and some prophets, and other some evangelists, and other some pastors and doctors,
12 For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:
13 Until we all meet into the unity of faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the age of the fulness of Christ;
14 That henceforth we be no more children tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine by the wickedness of men, by cunning craftiness, by which they lie in wait to deceive.
V. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us.
R. Thanks be to God.

R. The Lord hath set His beauty above the stars;
* His loveliness is in the clouds of heaven, and His Name endureth for ever. Alleluia.
V. His going forth is from the end of the heaven, and His circuit unto the ends of it.
R. His loveliness is in the clouds of heaven, and His Name endureth for ever. Alleluia.
V. Jube, domne, benedícere.
Benedictio. Spíritus Sancti grátia illúminet sensus et corda nostra. Amen.

Lectio 3
Eph 4:15-21
15 Veritátem autem faciéntes in caritáte, crescámus in illo per ómnia, qui est caput Christus:
16 Ex quo totum corpus compáctum et connéxum per omnem junctúram subministratiónis, secúndum operatiónem in mensúram uniuscuiúsque membri, augméntum córporis facit in ædificatiónem sui in caritáte.
17 Hoc ígitur dico, et testíficor in Dómino, ut jam non ambulétis, sicut et gentes ámbulant in vanitáte sensus sui,
18 Ténebris obscurátum habéntes intelléctum, alienáti a vita Dei per ignorántiam, quæ est in illis, propter cæcitátem cordis ipsórum,
19 Qui desperántes, semetípsos tradidérunt impudicítiæ, in operatiónem immundítiæ omnis in avarítiam.
20 Vos autem non ita didicístis Christum,
21 Si tamen illum audístis, et in ipso edócti estis.
V. Tu autem, Dómine, miserére nobis.
R. Deo grátias.

R. Exaltáre, Dómine, allelúja,
* In virtúte tua, allelúja.
V. Eleváta est, magnificéntia tua super cælos, Deus.
R. In virtúte tua, allelúja.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. In virtúte tua, allelúja.
V. Grant, Lord, a blessing.
Benediction. May the grace of the Holy Spirit enlighten all our hearts and minds. Amen.

Reading 3
Eph 4:15-21
15 But doing the truth in charity, we may in all things grow up in him who is the head, even Christ:
16 From whom the whole body, being compacted and fitly joined together, by what every joint supplieth, according to the operation in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body, unto the edifying of itself in charity.
17 This then I say and testify in the Lord: That henceforward you walk not as also the Gentiles walk in the vanity of their mind,
18 Having their understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their hearts.
19 Who despairing, have given themselves up to lasciviousness, unto the working of all uncleanness, unto the working of all uncleanness, unto covetousness.
20 But you have not so learned Christ;
21 If so be that you have heard him, and have been taught in him.
V. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us.
R. Thanks be to God.

R. Be Thou exalted, O Lord. Alleluia.
* In thine Own strength. Alleluia.
V. O God, Thou hast set thy glory above the heavens.
R. In thine Own strength. Alleluia.
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Ghost.
R. In thine Own strength. Alleluia.
Nocturn II.
Ant. Exaltáre, Dómine, * in virtúte tua: cantábimus et psallémus, allelúja.
Psalmus 20 [4]
20:2 Dómine, in virtúte tua lætábitur rex: * et super salutáre tuum exsultábit veheménter.
20:3 Desidérium cordis ejus tribuísti ei: * et voluntáte labiórum ejus non fraudásti eum.
20:4 Quóniam prævenísti eum in benedictiónibus dulcédinis: * posuísti in cápite ejus corónam de lápide pretióso.
20:5 Vitam pétiit a te: * et tribuísti ei longitúdinem diérum in sǽculum, et in sǽculum sǽculi.
20:6 Magna est glória ejus in salutári tuo: * glóriam et magnum decórem impónes super eum.
20:7 Quóniam dabis eum in benedictiónem in sǽculum sǽculi: * lætificábis eum in gáudio cum vultu tuo.
20:8 Quóniam rex sperat in Dómino: * et in misericórdia Altíssimi non commovébitur.
20:9 Inveniátur manus tua ómnibus inimícis tuis: * déxtera tua invéniat omnes, qui te odérunt.
20:10 Pones eos ut clíbanum ignis in témpore vultus tui: * Dóminus in ira sua conturbábit eos, et devorábit eos ignis.
20:11 Fructum eórum de terra perdes: * et semen eórum a fíliis hóminum.
20:12 Quóniam declinavérunt in te mala: * cogitavérunt consília, quæ non potuérunt stabilíre.
20:13 Quóniam pones eos dorsum: * in relíquiis tuis præparábis vultum eórum.
20:14 Exaltáre, Dómine, in virtúte tua: * cantábimus et psallémus virtútes tuas.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Sicut erat in princípio, et nunc, et semper, * et in sǽcula sæculórum. Amen.

Ant. Exaltáre, Dómine, in virtúte tua: cantábimus et psallémus, allelúja.
Nocturn II.
Ant. Be thou exalted, O Lord, * in thy own strength: we will sing and praise, alleluia.
Psalm 20 [4]
20:2 The king rejoices in thy strength, O Lord; * and in thy salvation he shall rejoice exceedingly.
20:3 Thou hast given him his heart’s desire: * and hast not withholden from him the will of his lips.
20:4 For thou hast prevented him with blessings of sweetness: * thou hast set on his head a crown of precious stones.
20:5 He asked life of thee: * and thou hast given him length of days for ever and ever.
20:6 His glory is great in thy salvation: * glory and great beauty shalt thou lay upon him.
20:7 For thou shalt give him to be a blessing for ever and ever: * thou shalt make him joyful in gladness with thy countenance.
20:8 For the king hopeth in the Lord: * and through the mercy of the most High he shall not be moved.
20:9 Let thy hand be found by all thy enemies: * let thy right hand find out all them that hate thee.
20:10 Thou shalt make them as an oven of fire, * in the time of thy anger: the Lord shall trouble them in his wrath, and fire shall devour them.
20:11 Their fruit shalt thou destroy from the earth: * and their seed from among the children of men.
20:12 For they have intended evils against thee: * they have devised counsels which they have not been able to establish.
20:13 For thou shalt make them turn their back: * in thy remnants thou shalt prepare their face.
20:14 Be thou exalted, O Lord, in thy own strength: * we will sing and praise thy power.
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 thou exalted, O Lord, in thy own strength: we will sing and praise, alleluia.
Ant. Exaltábo te, * Dómine, quóniam suscepísti me, allelúja.
Psalmus 29 [5]
29:2 Exaltábo te, Dómine, quóniam suscepísti me: * nec delectásti inimícos meos super me.
29:3 Dómine, Deus meus, clamávi ad te, * et sanásti me.
29:4 Dómine, eduxísti ab inférno ánimam meam: * salvásti me a descendéntibus in lacum.
29:5 Psállite Dómino, sancti ejus: * et confitémini memóriæ sanctitátis ejus.
29:6 Quóniam ira in indignatióne ejus: * et vita in voluntáte ejus.
29:6 Ad vésperum demorábitur fletus: * et ad matutínum lætítia.
29:7 Ego autem dixi in abundántia mea: * Non movébor in ætérnum.
29:8 Dómine, in voluntáte tua, * præstitísti decóri meo virtútem.
29:8 Avertísti fáciem tuam a me, * et factus sum conturbátus.
29:9 Ad te, Dómine, clamábo: * et ad Deum meum deprecábor.
29:10 Quæ utílitas in sánguine meo, * dum descéndo in corruptiónem?
29:10 Numquid confitébitur tibi pulvis, * aut annuntiábit veritátem tuam?
29:11 Audívit Dóminus, et misértus est mei: * Dóminus factus est adjútor meus.
29:12 Convertísti planctum meum in gáudium mihi: * conscidísti saccum meum, et circumdedísti me lætítia:
29:13 Ut cantet tibi glória mea, et non compúngar: * Dómine, Deus meus, in ætérnum confitébor tibi.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Sicut erat in princípio, et nunc, et semper, * et in sǽcula sæculórum. Amen.

Ant. Exaltábo te, Dómine, quóniam suscepísti me, allelúja.
Ant. I will extol thee, * O Lord, for thou hast upheld me, alleluia.
Psalm 29 [5]
29:2 I will extol thee, O Lord, for thou hast upheld me: * and hast not made my enemies to rejoice over me.
29:3 O Lord my God, I have cried to thee, * and thou hast healed me.
29:4 Thou hast brought forth, O Lord, my soul from hell: * thou hast saved me from them that go down into the pit.
29:5 Sing to the Lord, O ye his saints: * and give praise to the memory of his holiness.
29:6 For wrath is in his indignation; * and life in his good will.
29:6 In the evening weeping shall have place, * and in the morning gladness.
29:7 And in my abundance I said: * I shall never be moved.
29:8 O Lord, in thy favour, * thou gavest strength to my beauty.
29:8 Thou turnedst away thy face from me, * and I became troubled.
29:9 To thee, O Lord, will I cry: * and I will make supplication to my God.
29:10 What profit is there in my blood, * whilst I go down to corruption?
29:10 Shall dust confess to thee, * or declare thy truth?
29:11 The Lord hath heard, and hath had mercy on me: * the Lord became my helper.
29:12 Thou hast turned for me my mourning into joy: * thou hast cut my sackcloth, and hast compassed me with gladness:
29:13 To the end that my glory may sing to thee, and I may not regret: * O Lord my God, I will give praise to thee for 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. I will extol thee, O Lord, for thou hast upheld me, alleluia.
Ant. Ascéndit Deus * in jubilatióne, et Dóminus in voce tubæ, allelúja.
Psalmus 46 [6]
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.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Sicut erat in princípio, et nunc, et semper, * et in sǽcula sæculórum. Amen.

Ant. Ascéndit Deus in jubilatióne, et Dóminus in voce tubæ, allelúja.
Ant. God is ascended * with jubilee, and the Lord with the sound of trumpet, alleluia.
Psalm 46 [6]
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.
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. God is ascended with jubilee, and the Lord with the sound of trumpet, alleluia.
V. Deus suscitávit Christum a mórtuis, allelúja.
R. Ut fides nostra et spes esset in Deo, allelúja.
V. God raised up Christ from the dead, alleluia.
R. That your faith and hope might be in God, alleluia.
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 ádjuvet, qui cum Patre et Spíritu Sancto vivit et regnat in sǽcula sæculórum. Amen.
Our Father, who art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us.
V. And lead us not into temptation:
R. But deliver us from evil.
Absolution. May His loving-kindness and mercy help us, Who liveth and reigneth with the Father, and the Holy Ghost, world without end. Amen.

V. Jube, domne, benedícere.
Benedictio. Deus Pater omnípotens sit nobis propítius et clemens. Amen.

Lectio 4
Sermo sancti Augustíni Epíscopi
Sermo 3 de Ascensione Domini, qui est 176 de Tempore
Omnia, caríssimi, quæ Dóminus Jesus Christus in hoc mundo sub fragilitate nostra miracula edidit, nobis profíciunt: qui dum humanam conditiónem sidéribus importávit, credéntibus cælum patére posse monstrávit: et dum victórem mortis in cæléstia elevávit, victóribus quo sequántur osténdit. Ascensio ergo Dómini catholicæ fidei confirmátio fuit: ut secúri in posterum crederémus miraculi illíus donum, cujus jam in præsénti percepissémus effectum: et fidélis quisque cum jam tanta percéperit, per ea, quæ cognoscit præstita, discat speráre promissa, ac Dei sui præteritam præséntemque bonitátem, quasi futurórum teneat cautiónem.
V. Tu autem, Dómine, miserére nobis.
R. Deo grátias.

R. Tempus est, ut revértar ad eum, qui me misit, dicit Dóminus: nolíte contristári, nec turbétur cor vestrum: * Rogo pro vobis Patrem, ut ipse vos custódiat, allelúja, allelúja.
V. Nisi ego abíero, Paráclitus non véniet: cum assúmptus fúero, mittam vobis eum, allelúja.
R. Rogo pro vobis Patrem, ut ipse vos custódiat, allelúja, allelúja.
, allelúja.

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. Augustine, Bishop of Hippo.
3rd on the Ascension, 176th on the Season.
Dearly beloved brethren, all the wonderful works which our Lord Jesus Christ did in this world, under the weakness of our nature, are profitable for us when He exalted His Manhood above the stars, He showed that heaven may open for a believer and while He, the Conqueror of death, went up into the heavenly mansions, He showed to him that overcometh, whither he also may follow. Therefore, the ascension of the Lord is the seal of the Catholic Faith, which assureth in us the hope of the gift which is yet to come to us, from a miracle whereof we already feel the fruits. Thus let every one that is faithful, having already received so much, learn to hope for that which is promised, on the ground of that which he knoweth to have been given, and hold the goodness of God in times which have been, and times which now are, as a sure pledge of the same in times to come.
V. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us.
R. Thanks be to God.

R. My time is come that I should return unto Him That sent Me, saith the Lord. Be not sorrowful, neither let your heart be troubled.
* I pray the Father for you, that He may keep you. Alleluia, Alleluia.
V. If I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; where I am ascended, I will send Him unto you.
R. I pray the Father for you, that He may keep you. Alleluia, Alleluia.
V. Jube, domne, benedícere.
Benedictio. Christus perpétuæ det nobis gáudia vitæ. Amen.

Lectio 5
Super excélsa ergo cæli terrenum corpus impónitur: ossa, intra sepulcri angustias paulo ante conclusa, Angelórum cœtibus interúntur: in gremium immortalitátis mortalis natúra transfunditur: et ideo sacra apostolicæ lectiónis testátur historia: Cum hæc dixísset, inquit, vidéntibus illis, elevátus est. Dum audis elevátum, agnosce milítiæ cæléstis obsequium: unde hodiérna festívitas hóminis nobis et Dei sacraménta manifestávit. Sub una eademque persona, in eo qui elevat, divinam poténtiam; in eo autem, qui elevátur, humanam cognosce substantiam.
V. Tu autem, Dómine, miserére nobis.
R. Deo grátias.

R. Non turbétur cor vestrum: ego vado ad Patrem; et cum assúmptus fúero a vobis, mittam vobis, allelúja,
* Spíritum veritátis, et gaudébit cor vestrum, allelúja.
V. Ego rogábo Patrem, et álium Paráclitum dabit vobis.
R. Spíritum veritátis, et gaudébit cor vestrum, allelúja.
V. Grant, Lord, a blessing.
Benediction. May Christ to all His people give, for ever in His sight to live. Amen.

Reading 5
An earthly Body, then, is now lifted up above the heights of heaven the Bones, Which but a little while before had lain within the narrow walls of the grave, have made their entry among the angelic hosts human nature hath been given a place in the lap of immortality and therefore the Apostle whose account we have heard read, saith "When He had spoken these things, while they beheld, He was taken up." Acts i. 9. While thou hearest these words, " taken up," thou must understand thereby the ministry of the angelic army whereby this Festival revealeth to us the Mystery of Him who is both God and Man. United in One Person, we see in Him who lifted up, Divine Power, and in Him Who was lifted up, very Man.
V. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us.
R. Thanks be to God.

R. Let not your heart be troubled; I go unto the Father, and when I am taken from you, I will send unto you, alleluia,
* The Spirit of truth, and your heart shall rejoice. Alleluia.
V. I will pray the Father, and He shall give you another Comforter.
R. The Spirit of truth, and your heart shall rejoice. Alleluia.
V. Jube, domne, benedícere.
Benedictio. Ignem sui amóris accéndat Deus in córdibus nostris. Amen.

Lectio 6
Ideoque omnímodis detestanda sunt venena Orientalis erroris, qui impia novitate præsumit assérere Fílium Dei ac Fílium hóminis uníus esse natúræ. In alterutra enim parte, vel qui solum hóminem fuisse dixerit, negábit Conditoris glóriam: vel qui solum Deum, negábit misericórdiam Redemptoris. Quo genere non facile Arianus evangelicam póterit habere veritátem, ubi Fílium Dei nunc æqualem légimus, nunc minórem. Qui enim uníus natúræ Salvatórem nostrum mortifera persuasióne crediderit, solum hóminem, aut solum Deum cogétur dicere crucifíxum. Sed non ita est. Mortem enim nec solus Deus sentíre, nec solus homo superáre potuísset.
V. Tu autem, Dómine, miserére nobis.
R. Deo grátias.

R. Ascéndens Christus in altum, captívam duxit captivitátem,
* Dedit dona homínibus, allelúja, allelúja, allelúja.
V. Ascéndit Deus in jubilatióne, et Dóminus in voce tubæ.
R. Dedit dona homínibus, allelúja, allelúja, allelúja.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Dedit dona homínibus, allelúja, allelúja, allelúja.
V. Grant, Lord, a blessing.
Benediction. May the Spirit's fire Divine in our hearts enkindled shine. Amen.

Reading 6
Therefore are utterly to be loathed those pestiferous teachings of Eastern falsehood, those brand-new inventions of ungodliness which dare to assert that He Who in One Person is both Son of God and Son of Man, hath but one nature. On the one hand, if a man say that Christ is not Partaker of the Divine nature, he hath denied the glory of his Maker on the other, he who saith that the Manhood is not of the nature of man, hath denied the mercy of his Saviour. As touching these points, it is well-nigh impossible for an Arian to believe that the Gospel writers are any better than liars, since they distinctly assert in some places that the Son of God is equal, and, in others, that He is inferior, to the Father. Further, if a man be given over to this soul-slaying delusion of believing that our Saviour hath only one nature, he must of necessity admit either that it was only God, or that it was only man who was crucified. But it was not so. If He had been of no nature but the Divine, He could not have suffered, and if He had been of no nature but the human, He could not have conquered death.
V. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us.
R. Thanks be to God.

R. When Christ ascended up on high, He led captivity captive,
* He gave gifts unto men. Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia.
V. God is gone up with a shout, and the Lord with the sound of a trumpet.
R. He gave gifts unto men. Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia.
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Ghost.
R. He gave gifts unto men. Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia.
Nocturn III.
Ant. Nimis exaltátus est, * allelúja: super omnes deos, allelúja.
Psalmus 96 [7]
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.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Sicut erat in princípio, et nunc, et semper, * et in sǽcula sæculórum. Amen.

Ant. Nimis exaltátus est, allelúja: super omnes deos, allelúja.
Nocturn III.
Ant. He is exalted exceedingly, * alleluia: above all gods, alleluia.
Psalm 96 [7]
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.
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. He is exalted exceedingly, alleluia: above all gods, alleluia.
Ant. Dóminus in Sion, * allelúja: magnus et excélsus, allelúja.
Psalmus 98 [8]
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.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Sicut erat in princípio, et nunc, et semper, * et in sǽcula sæculórum. Amen.

Ant. Dóminus in Sion, allelúja: magnus et excélsus, allelúja.
Ant. The Lord in Sion, * alleluia: is great and high, alleluia.
Psalm 98 [8]
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.
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Ghost.
R. As it was in the beginning, is now, * and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Ant. The Lord in Sion, alleluia: is great and high, alleluia.
Ant. Dóminus in cælo, * allelúja: parávit sedem suam, allelúja.
Psalmus 102 [9]
102:1 Bénedic, ánima mea, Dómino: * et ómnia, quæ intra me sunt, nómini sancto ejus.
102:2 Bénedic, ánima mea, Dómino: * et noli oblivísci omnes retributiónes ejus.
102:3 Qui propitiátur ómnibus iniquitátibus tuis: * qui sanat omnes infirmitátes tuas.
102:4 Qui rédimit de intéritu vitam tuam: * qui corónat te in misericórdia et miseratiónibus.
102:5 Qui replet in bonis desidérium tuum: * renovábitur ut áquilæ juvéntus tua:
102:6 Fáciens misericórdias Dóminus: * et judícium ómnibus injúriam patiéntibus.
102:7 Notas fecit vias suas Móysi, * fíliis Israël voluntátes suas.
102:8 Miserátor, et miséricors Dóminus: * longánimis, et multum miséricors.
102:9 Non in perpétuum irascétur: * neque in ætérnum comminábitur.
102:10 Non secúndum peccáta nostra fecit nobis: * neque secúndum iniquitátes nostras retríbuit nobis.
102:11 Quóniam secúndum altitúdinem cæli a terra: * corroborávit misericórdiam suam super timéntes se.
102:12 Quantum distat ortus ab occidénte: * longe fecit a nobis iniquitátes nostras.
102:13 Quómodo miserétur pater filiórum, misértus est Dóminus timéntibus se: * quóniam ipse cognóvit figméntum nostrum.
102:14 Recordátus est quóniam pulvis sumus: * homo, sicut fænum dies ejus, tamquam flos agri sic efflorébit.
102:16 Quóniam spíritus pertransíbit in illo, et non subsístet: * et non cognóscet ámplius locum suum.
102:17 Misericórdia autem Dómini ab ætérno, * et usque in ætérnum super timéntes eum.
102:17 Et justítia illíus in fílios filiórum, * his qui servant testaméntum ejus:
102:18 Et mémores sunt mandatórum ipsíus, * ad faciéndum ea.
102:19 Dóminus in cælo parávit sedem suam: * et regnum ipsíus ómnibus dominábitur.
102:20 Benedícite Dómino, omnes Ángeli ejus: * poténtes virtúte, faciéntes verbum illíus, ad audiéndam vocem sermónum ejus.
102:21 Benedícite Dómino, omnes virtútes ejus: * minístri ejus, qui fácitis voluntátem ejus.
102:22 Benedícite Dómino, ómnia ópera ejus: * in omni loco dominatiónis ejus, bénedic, ánima mea, Dómino.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Sicut erat in princípio, et nunc, et semper, * et in sǽcula sæculórum. Amen.

Ant. Dóminus in cælo, allelúja: parávit sedem suam, allelúja.
Ant. The Lord in heaven, * alleluia: hath prepared his throne, alleluia.
Psalm 102 [9]
102:1 Bless the Lord, O my soul: * and let all that is within me bless his holy name.
102:2 Bless the Lord, O my soul, * and never forget all he hath done for thee.
102:3 Who forgiveth all thy iniquities: * who healeth all thy diseases.
102:4 Who redeemeth thy life from destruction: * who crowneth thee with mercy and compassion.
102:5 Who satisfieth thy desire with good things: * thy youth shall be renewed like the eagle’s.
102:6 The Lord doth mercies, * and judgment for all that suffer wrong.
102:7 He hath made his ways known to Moses: * his wills to the children of Israel.
102:8 The Lord is compassionate and merciful: * longsuffering and plenteous in mercy.
102:9 He will not always be angry: * nor will he threaten for ever.
102:10 He hath not dealt with us according to our sins: * nor rewarded us according to our iniquities.
102:11 For according to the height of the heaven above the earth: * he hath strengthened his mercy towards them that fear him.
102:12 As far as the east is from the west, * so far hath he removed our iniquities from us.
102:13 As a father hath compassion on his children, so hath the Lord compassion on them that fear him: * for he knoweth our frame.
102:14 He remembereth that we are dust: * man’s days are as grass, as the flower of the field so shall he flourish.
102:16 For the spirit shall pass in him, and he shall not be: * and he shall know his place no more.
102:17 But the mercy of the Lord is from eternity * and unto eternity upon them that fear him:
102:17 And his justice unto children’s children, * to such as keep his covenant,
102:18 And are mindful of his commandments * to do them.
102:19 The Lord hath prepared his throne in heaven: * and his kingdom shall rule over all.
102:20 Bless the Lord, all ye his angels: * you that are mighty in strength, and execute his word, hearkening to the voice of his orders.
102:21 Bless the Lord, all ye his hosts: * you ministers of his that do his will.
102:22 Bless the Lord, all his works: * in every place of his dominion, O my soul, bless thou the Lord.
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Ghost.
R. As it was in the beginning, is now, * and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Ant. The Lord in heaven, alleluia: hath prepared his throne, alleluia.
V. Deus et Dóminum suscitávit, allelúja.
R. Et nos suscitábit per virtútem suam, allelúja.
V. God has raised up the Lord, alleluia.
R. And he will raise us up by his power, alleluia.
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. Jube, domne, benedícere.
Benedictio. Evangélica léctio sit nobis salus et protéctio. Amen.

Lectio 7
Léctio sancti Evangélii secúndum Marcum
Marc 16:14-20
In illo témpore: Recumbéntibus undecim discípulis, appáruit illis Jesus: et exprobrávit incredulitátem eórum et durítiam cordis, quia iis, qui viderant eum resurrexísse, non credidérunt. Et réliqua.

Homilía sancti Gregórii Papæ
Ex eadem Homilía 29.
De hac ascensiónis ejus glória étiam Habacuc ait: Elevátus est sol, et luna stetit in ordine suo. Quis enim solis nómine, nisi Dóminus; et quæ lunæ nómine, nisi Ecclésia designátur? Quoúsque enim Dóminus ascéndit ad cælos, sancta ejus Ecclésia adversa mundi omnimodo formidávit: at postquam ejus ascensióne roboráta est, aperte prædicávit quod occulte credidit. Elevátus est ergo sol, et luna stetit in ordine suo: quia cum Dóminus cælum pétiit, sancta ejus Ecclésia in auctoritate prædicatiónis excrévit.
V. Tu autem, Dómine, miserére nobis.
R. Deo grátias.

R. Ego rogábo Patrem, et álium Paráclitum dabit vobis,
* Ut máneat vobíscum in ætérnum, Spíritum veritátis, allelúja.
V. Si enim non abíero, Paráclitus non véniet ad vos: si autem abíero, mittam eum ad vos.
R. Ut máneat vobíscum in ætérnum, Spíritum veritátis, allelúja.

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

Reading 7
From the Holy Gospel according to Mark
Mark 16:14-20
At that time, Jesus appeared unto the eleven disciples as they sat at meat, and upbraided them with their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they believed not them which had seen Him after He was risen. And so on.

Homily by Pope St. Gregory the Great.
Same as before.
The Prophet Habakkuk also hath spoken of the glory of Christ's Ascension in the words "The sun was lifted up on high, and the moon stood still in her habitation," Who is here signified by the Sun, if not the Saviour or by the Moon, if not the Church? Until the Lord was withdrawn from her sight, (that is, by His Ascension,) His Holy Church was pale before the hostile glare of the world, but after He was ascended, she waxed stronger, and distinctly shed forth the beams of that faith which had hitherto dwelt hiddenly in her. "The sun was lifted up, and the moon stood still in her habitation" when the Lord was gone away into heaven, His holy Church waxed stronger in her enlightening power.
V. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us.
R. Thanks be to God.

R. I will pray the Father, and He shall give you another Comforter,
* That He may abide with you for ever, even the Spirit of truth. Alleluia.
V. For if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send Him unto you.
R. That He may abide with you for ever, even the Spirit of truth. Alleluia.
V. Jube, domne, benedícere.
Benedictio. Divínum auxílium máneat semper nobíscum. Amen.

Lectio 8
Hinc ejusdem Ecclésiæ voce per Salomónem dícitur: Ecce iste venit saliens in móntibus, et transiliens colles. Considerávit namque tantórum óperum culmina, et ait: Ecce iste venit saliens in móntibus. Veniéndo quippe ad redemptiónem nostram, quosdam, ut ita dicam, saltus dedit. Vultis, fratres caríssimi, ipsos ejus saltus agnoscere? De cælo venit in uterum, de útero venit in præsepe, de præsepe venit in crucem, de cruce venit in sepúlcrum, de sepúlcro rediit in cælum. Ecce, ut nos post se currere fáceret, quosdam pro nobis saltus manifestáta per carnem Véritas dedit: quia exsultávit ut gigas ad curréndam viam suam, ut nos ei dicerémus ex corde: Trahe nos: post te currémus in odórem unguentórum tuórum.
V. Tu autem, Dómine, miserére nobis.
R. Deo grátias.

R. Ponis nubem ascénsum tuum, Dómine:
* Qui ámbulas super pennas ventórum, allelúja.
V. Confessiónem et decórem induísti, amíctus lumen sicut vestiméntum.
R. Qui ámbulas super pennas ventórum, allelúja.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Qui ámbulas super pennas ventórum, allelúja.
V. Grant, Lord, a blessing.
Benediction. God's most mighty strength alway be His people's staff and stay. Amen.

Reading 8
Hence it is that Solomon hath put into the mouth of the, (same) Church the words: "Behold,; He cometh! leaping upon the mountains, skipping upon the hills These hills are his lofty and; noble achievements. "Behold, He cometh leaping upon the mountains.” When He came to redeem us, He came, if I may so say, in leaps. My dearly beloved brethren, would you know what His leaps were? From heaven he leapt into the womb of the Virgin, from the womb into the manger, from the manger on to the Cross, from the Cross into the grave, and from the grave up to heaven. Lo, how the Truth made manifest in the Flesh did leap for our sakes, that He might draw us to run after Him for this end did He " rejoice, as a strong man to run a race,
V. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us.
R. Thanks be to God.

R. Thou makest the clouds the chariot, O Lord,
* Thou walkest upon the wings of the wind. Alleluia.
V. Thou art clothed with honour and majesty, covering thyself with light as with a garment;
R. Thou walkest upon the wings of the wind. Alleluia.
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Ghost.
R. Thou walkest upon the wings of the wind. Alleluia.
V. Jube, domne, benedícere.
Benedictio. Ad societátem cívium supernórum perdúcat nos Rex Angelórum. Amen.

Lectio 9
Commemoratio Sancti
Paschális Baylon, paupéribus piísque paréntibus in óppido Turris Formósæ in Aragónia natus puerítiam atque adolescéntiam in gregis custódia transégit. Póstea severióris vitæ institútum ampléxus, et órdini fratrum Minórum adscríptus, júgiter cogitábat, qua se ratióne magis magísque Christo crucifíxo conformáret. Deíparam Vírginem, cujus clientélæ se ab ineúnte ætáte dicáverat, tamquam matrem filiálibus et quotidiánis obséquiis colébat. Erga Eucharístiam ténero et assíduo flagrávit devotiónis afféctu, quem defúnctus étiam retinére visus est, dum jacens in féretro, ad sacræ Hóstiæ elevatiónem bis óculos reserávit et clausit, magna ómnium, qui áderant, admiratióne. Méritis plenus migrávit ad Dóminum, anno millésimo quingentésimo nonagésimo secúndo. Eum Leo décimus tértius peculiárem cœ́tuum eucharisticórum, societatúmque ómnium a sanctíssima Eucharístia patrónum cæléstem declarávit et constítuit.
V. Tu autem, Dómine, miserére nobis.
R. Deo grátias.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Reading 9
Commemoration of the Saint
Paschal Baylon was born of poor and devout parents in the town of Torre Hermosa in Aragon, and spent his boyhood and youth in herding sheep. When he had embraced an austere way of life by entering the Friars Minor, he thought ceaselessly of how he might conform ever more closely to Christ crucified. With daily filial devotion he honoured as mother the Virgin Mother of God, to whom he had consecrated himself from his earliest years. He burned with a tender and steady love for the Eucharist, a love which he manifested even in death, when, lying on his bier, he opened and closed his eyes twice at the elevation of the sacred Host, to the astonishment of all present. Full of merits, he went to the Lord in the year 1592. Leo XIII declared and appointed him the special heavenly patron of all Eucharistic congresses and of all associations in honour of the most holy Eucharist.
V. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us.
R. Thanks be to God.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Vouchsafe, O Lord, to keep us * this day without sin.
O Lord, have mercy upon us, * have mercy upon us.
O Lord, let thy mercy lighten upon us, * as our trust is in thee.
O Lord, in thee have I trusted, * let me never be confounded.
Reliqua omittuntur, nisi Laudes separandae sint.
Skip the rest, unless praying Lauds separately.
Oratio {ex Proprio de Tempore}
V. Dómine, exáudi oratiónem meam.
R. Et clamor meus ad te véniat.
Orémus
Concéde, quǽsumus, omnípotens Deus: ut, qui hodiérna die Unigénitum tuum, Redemptórem nostrum, ad cælos ascendísse crédimus; ipsi quoque mente in cæléstibus habitémus.
Per eúndem Dóminum nostrum Jesum Christum Fílium tuum, qui tecum vivit et regnat in unitáte Spíritus Sancti, Deus, per ómnia sǽcula sæculórum.
R. Amen.

Prayer {from the Proper of the season}
V. O Lord, hear my prayer.
R. And let my cry come unto thee.
Let us pray.
Grant, we beseech thee, Almighty God, that just as we do believe thine Only-Begotten Son, our Saviour, to have this day ascended into the heavens, so we may also in heart and mind thither ascend, and with Him continually dwell.
Through the same 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.
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: et ne nos indúcas in tentatiónem: sed líbera nos a malo. Amen.
Conclusion
V. O Lord, hear my prayer.
R. And let my cry come unto thee.
V. Let us bless the Lord.
R. Thanks be to God.
V. May the souls of the faithful, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.
R. Amen.
Our Father, who art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation: But deliver us from evil. Amen.
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