In Exaltatione Sanctæ Crucis ~ II. classis
Tempora: Feria Quinta infra Hebdomadam XIV post Octavam Pentecostes II. Septembris

Matutinum    09-14-2017

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.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. 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.
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 Proprio Sanctorum}
Ant. Christum Regem pro nobis in Cruce exaltátum, * Veníte, adorémus.
Ant. Christum Regem pro nobis in Cruce exaltátum, * Veníte, adorémus.
Veníte, exsultémus Dómino, iubilémus Deo, salutári nostro: præoccupémus fáciem eius in confessióne, et in psalmis iubilémus ei.
Ant. Christum Regem pro nobis in Cruce exaltátum, * 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. Christum Regem pro nobis in Cruce exaltátum, * 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. Christum Regem pro nobis in Cruce exaltátum, * 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. Christum Regem pro nobis in Cruce exaltátum, * Veníte, adorémus.
Invitatory {Antiphon from the Proper of Saints}
Ant. Come adore * Christ the King who was exalted to the cross for us.
Ant. Come adore * Christ the King who was exalted to the cross for us.
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. Come adore * Christ the King who was exalted to the cross for us.
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. Christ the King who was exalted to the cross for us.
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. Come adore * Christ the King who was exalted to the cross for us.
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. Christ the King who was exalted to the cross for us.
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. Come adore * Christ the King who was exalted to the cross for us.
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. Christ the King who was exalted to the cross for us.
Ant. Come adore * Christ the King who was exalted to the cross for us.
Hymnus {ex Commune aut Festo}
Pange, lingua, gloriósi
Láuream certáminis,
Et super Crucis trophǽo
Dic triúmphum nóbilem,
Quáliter Redémptor orbis
Immolátus vícerit.

De paréntis protoplásti
Fraude Factor cóndolens,
Quando pomi noxiális
In necem morsu ruit,
Ipse lignum tunc notávit,
Damna ligni ut sólveret.

Hoc opus nostræ salútis
Ordo depopóscerat,
Multifórmis proditóris
Ars ut artem fálleret,
Et medélam ferret inde,
Hostis unde lǽserat.

Quando venit ergo sacri
Plenitúdo témporis,
Missus est ab arce Patris
Natus, orbis Cónditor,
Atque ventre virgináli
Carne amíctus pródiit.

Vagit infans inter arcta
Cónditus præsépia:
Membra pannis involúta
Virgo Mater álligat:
Et Dei manus pedésque
Stricta cingit fáscia.

Sempitérna sit beátæ
Trinitáti glória,
Æqua Patri, Filióque;
Par decus Paráclito:
Uníus Triníque nomen
Laudet univérsitas.
Amen.
Hymn {from the Common or Feast}
Sing, my tongue, the glorious battle
Sing the last, the dread affray;
O'er the cross, the victor's trophy,
Sound the high triumphal lay:
Tell how Christ, the world's Redeemer,
As a victim won the day.

God, his Maker, sorely grieving
That the first-made Adam fell,
When he ate the fruit of sorrow,
Whose reward was death and hell,
Noted then this wood, the ruin
Of the ancient wood to quell.

For the work of our salvation
Needs would have his order so,
And the multiform deceiver's
Art by art would overthrow,
And from thence would bring the med'cine
Whence the insult of the foe.

Wherefore, when the sacred fullness
Of the appointed time was come,
This world's Maker left his Father,
Sent the heav'nly mansion from,
And proceeded, God Incarnate,
Of the Virgin's holy womb.

Weeps the infant in the manger
That in Bethlehem's stable stands;
And his limbs the Virgin Mother
Doth compose in swaddling bands,
Meetly thus in linen folding
Of her God the feet and hands.

To the Trinity be glory
Everlasting, as is meet;
Equal to the Father, equal
To the Son, and Paraclete:
Trinal Unity, whose praises
All created things repeat.
Amen.
Psalmi cum lectionibus {Antiphonæ et Psalmi ex Proprio Sanctorum}
Nocturn I.
Ant. Nóbile lignum * exaltátur, Christi fides rútilat, dum Crux ab ómnibus venerátur.
Psalmus 1 [1]
1:1 Beátus vir, qui non ábiit in consílio impiórum, et in via peccatórum non stetit, * et in cáthedra pestiléntiæ non sedit:
1:2 Sed in lege Dómini volúntas eius, * et in lege eius meditábitur die ac nocte.
1:3 Et erit tamquam lignum, quod plantátum est secus decúrsus aquárum, * quod fructum suum dabit in témpore suo:
1:4 Et fólium eius non défluet: * et ómnia quæcúmque fáciet, prosperabúntur.
1:5 Non sic ímpii, non sic: * sed tamquam pulvis, quem proícit ventus a fácie terræ.
1:6 Ideo non resúrgent ímpii in iudício: * neque peccatóres in concílio iustórum.
1:7 Quóniam novit Dóminus viam iustórum: * et iter impiórum períbit.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Sicut erat in princípio, et nunc, et semper, * et in sǽcula sæculórum. Amen.

Ant. Nóbile lignum * exaltátur, Christi fides rútilat, dum Crux ab ómnibus venerátur.
Psalms with lections {Antiphons and psalms from the Proper of Saints}
Nocturn I.
Ant. In the noble tree's uplifting, * and the nations bending low, see a proof that Christ hath triumphed o'er the legions of the foe.
Psalm 1 [1]
1:1 Blessed is the man who hath not walked in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stood in the way of sinners, * nor sat in the chair of pestilence.
1:2 But his will is in the law of the Lord, * and on his law he shall meditate day and night.
1:3 And he shall be like a tree which is planted near the running waters, * which shall bring forth its fruit, in due season.
1:4 And his leaf shall not fall off: * and all whatsoever he shall do shall prosper.
1:5 Not so the wicked, not so: * but like the dust, which the wind driveth from the face of the earth.
1:6 Therefore the wicked shall not rise again in judgment: * nor sinners in the council of the just.
1:7 For the Lord knoweth the way of the just: * and the way of the wicked shall perish.
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Ghost.
R. As it was in the beginning, is now, * and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Ant. In the noble tree's uplifting, * and the nations bending low, see a proof that Christ hath triumphed o'er the legions of the foe.
Ant. Sancta Crux * extóllitur a cunctis régibus, virga régia erígitur, in qua Salvátor triumphávit.
Psalmus 2 [2]
2:1 Quare fremuérunt Gentes: * et pópuli meditáti sunt inánia?
2:2 Astitérunt reges terræ, et príncipes convenérunt in unum * advérsus Dóminum, et advérsus Christum eius.
2:3 Dirumpámus víncula eórum: * et proiciámus a nobis iugum ipsórum.
2:4 Qui hábitat in cælis, irridébit eos: * et Dóminus subsannábit eos.
2:5 Tunc loquétur ad eos in ira sua, * et in furóre suo conturbábit eos.
2:6 Ego autem constitútus sum Rex ab eo super Sion montem sanctum eius, * prædicans præcéptum eius.
2:7 Dóminus dixit ad me: * Fílius meus es tu, ego hódie génui te.
2:8 Póstula a me, et dabo tibi Gentes hereditátem tuam, * et possessiónem tuam términos terræ.
2:9 Reges eos in virga férrea, * et tamquam vas fíguli confrínges eos.
2:10 Et nunc, reges, intellégite: * erudímini, qui iudicátis terram.
2:11 Servíte Dómino in timóre: * et exsultáte ei cum tremóre.
2:12 Apprehéndite disciplínam, nequándo irascátur Dóminus, * et pereátis de via iusta.
2:13 Cum exárserit in brevi ira eius: * beáti omnes qui confídunt in eo.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Sicut erat in princípio, et nunc, et semper, * et in sǽcula sæculórum. Amen.

Ant. Sancta Crux * extóllitur a cunctis régibus, virga régia erígitur, in qua Salvátor triumphávit.
Ant. In the Holy Cross * uplifted, see the rod of power exalted, wherewithal King Jesus triumphed.
Psalm 2 [2]
2:1 Why have the Gentiles raged, * and the people devised vain things?
2:2 The kings of the earth stood up, and the princes met together, * against the Lord and against his Christ.
2:3 Let us break their bonds asunder: * and let us cast away their yoke from us.
2:4 He that dwelleth in heaven shall laugh at them: * and the Lord shall deride them.
2:5 Then shall he speak to them in his anger, * and trouble them in his rage.
2:6 But I am appointed king by him over Sion his holy mountain, * preaching his commandment.
2:7 The Lord hath said to me: * Thou art my son, this day have I begotten thee.
2:8 Ask of me, and I will give thee the Gentiles for thy inheritance, * and the utmost parts of the earth for thy possession.
2:9 Thou shalt rule them with a rod of iron, * and shalt break them in pieces like a potter's vessel.
2:10 And now, O ye kings, understand: * receive instruction, you that judge the earth.
2:11 Serve ye the Lord with fear: * and rejoice unto him with trembling.
2:12 Embrace discipline, lest at any time the Lord be angry, * and you perish from the just way.
2:13 When his wrath shall be kindled in a short time, * blessed are all they that trust in him.
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Ghost.
R. As it was in the beginning, is now, * and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Ant. In the Holy Cross * uplifted, see the rod of power exalted, wherewithal King Jesus triumphed.
Ant. O Crux venerábilis, * quæ salútem attulísti míseris, quibus te éfferam præcóniis, quóniam vitam nobis cǽlitem præparásti.
Psalmus 3 [3]
3:1 Dómine, quid multiplicáti sunt qui tríbulant me? * multi insúrgunt advérsum me.
3:2 Multi dicunt ánimæ meæ: * Non est salus ipsi in Deo eius.
3:3 Tu autem, Dómine, suscéptor meus es, * glória mea, et exáltans caput meum.
3:4 Voce mea ad Dóminum clamávi: * et exaudívit me de monte sancto suo.
3:5 Ego dormívi, et soporátus sum: * et exsurréxi, quia Dóminus suscépit me.
3:6 Non timébo míllia pópuli circumdántis me: * exsúrge, Dómine, salvum me fac, Deus meus.
3:7 Quóniam tu percussísti omnes adversántes mihi sine causa: * dentes peccatórum contrivísti.
3:8 Dómini est salus: * et super pópulum tuum benedíctio tua.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Sicut erat in princípio, et nunc, et semper, * et in sǽcula sæculórum. Amen.

Ant. O Crux venerábilis, * quæ salútem attulísti míseris, quibus te éfferam præcóniis, quóniam vitam nobis cǽlitem præparásti.
Ant. Cross most gracious, * from whose aspect health to sickly souls is given, with what praises shall I praise thee, who hast brought us life from heaven?
Psalm 3 [3]
3:1 Why, O Lord, are they multiplied that afflict me? * many are they who rise up against me.
3:2 Many say to my soul: * There is no salvation for him in his God.
3:3 But thou, O Lord art my protector, * my glory, and the lifter up of my head.
3:4 I have cried to the Lord with my voice: * and he hath heard me from his holy hill.
3:5 I have slept and taken my rest: * and I have risen up, because the Lord hath protected me.
3:6 I will not fear thousands of the people, surrounding me: * arise, O Lord; save me, O my God.
3:7 For thou hast struck all them who are my adversaries without cause: * thou hast broken the teeth of sinners.
3:8 Salvation is of the Lord: * and thy blessing is upon thy people.
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Ghost.
R. As it was in the beginning, is now, * and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Ant. Cross most gracious, * from whose aspect health to sickly souls is given, with what praises shall I praise thee, who hast brought us life from heaven?
V. Hoc signum Crucis erit in cælo.
R. Cum Dóminus ad iudicándum vénerit.
V. This sign of the Cross shall be in heaven.
R. When the Lord cometh to judgment.
Pater noster, qui es in cælis, sanctificétur nomen tuum: advéniat regnum tuum: fiat volúntas tua, sicut in cælo et in terra. Panem nostrum quotidiánum da nobis hódie: et dimítte nobis débita nostra, sicut et nos dimíttimus debitóribus nostris:
V. Et ne nos indúcas in tentatiónem:
R. Sed líbera nos a malo.
Absolutio. Exáudi, Dómine 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, Dómine, benedícere.
Benedictio. Benedictióne perpétua benedícat nos Pater ætérnus. Amen.

Lectio 1
De Libro Numeri
Num 21:1-3
1 Cum audísset Chananæus rex Arad, qui habitábat ad merídiem, venisse scilicet Israël per exploratórum viam, pugnávit contra illum et victor exsistens duxit ex eo prædam.
2 At Israël, voto se Dómino obligans, ait: Si tradíderis pópulum istum in manu mea, delébo urbes eius.
3 Exaudivítque Dóminus preces Israël, et trádidit Chananæum, quem ille interfécit, subversis urbibus eius, et vocávit nomen loci illíus Horma, id est, anáthema.
V. Tu autem, Dómine, miserére nobis.
R. Deo grátias.

R. Gloriósum diem sacra venerátur Ecclésia, dum triumphale reserátur lignum:
* In quo Redémptor noster, mortis víncula rumpens, callidum áspidem superávit.
V. In ligno péndens nostræ salútis sémitam Verbum Patris invénit.
R. In quo Redémptor noster, mortis víncula rumpens, callidum áspidem superávit.

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

Reading 1
From the Book of Numbers
Num 21:1-3
1 And when king Arad the Chanaanite, who dwelt towards the south, had heard this, to wit, that Israel was come by the way of the spies, he fought against them, and overcoming them carried off their spoils.
2 But Israel binding himself by vow to the Lord, said: It thou wilt deliver this people into my hand, I will utterly destroy their cities.
3 And the Lord heard the prayers of Israel, and delivered up the Chanaanite, and they cut them off and destroyed their cities: and they called the name of that place Horma, that is to say, Anathema.
V. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us.
R. Thanks be to God.

R. Lo the Church, with solemn gladness, hails the day for ever glorious, when the opening earth revealeth that dread tree of mystic triumph.
* On whose boughs her dying Saviour shattered death and crushed the serpent.
V. He the Word of God eternal, on those stately branches hanging, hath for us a new way opened.
R. On whose boughs her dying Saviour shattered death and crushed the serpent.
V. Iube, Dómine, benedícere.
Benedictio. Unigénitus Dei Fílius nos benedícere et adiuváre dignétur. Amen.

Lectio 2
Num 21:4-6
4 Profecti sunt autem et monte Hor per viam quæ ducit ad Mare Rubrum, ut circumirent terram Edom. Et tædére cœpit pópulum itíneris ac labóris.
5 Locutúsque contra Deum et Móysen ait: Cur eduxísti nos de Ægypto ut moreremur in solitúdine? Deest panis, non sunt aquæ, ánima nostra iam nauseat super cibo isto levíssimo.
6 Quam ob rem misit Dóminus in pópulum ignitos serpéntes.
V. Tu autem, Dómine, miserére nobis.
R. Deo grátias.

R. Crux fidélis, inter omnes arbor una nobilis: nulla silva talem profert, fronde, flore, germine:
* Dulce lignum, dulces clavos, dulce pondus sustinuit.
V. Super ómnia ligna cedrórum tu sola excélsior.
R. Dulce lignum, dulces clavos, dulce pondus sustinuit.
V. Grant, Lord, a blessing.
Benediction. May the Son, the Sole-begotten, mercifully bless and keep us. Amen.

Reading 2
Num 21:4-6
4 And they marched from mount Hor, by the way that leadeth to the Red Sea, to compass the land of Edom. And the people began to be weary of their journey and labour:
5 And speaking against God and Moses, they said: Why didst thou bring us out of Egypt, to die in the wilderness? There is no bread, nor have we any waters: our soul now loatheth this very light food.
6 Wherefore the Lord sent among the people fiery serpents.
V. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us.
R. Thanks be to God.

R. Faithful Cross, above all other, one and only noble tree None in foliage, none in blossom, none in fruit thy peers may be
* Sweetest wood and sweetest iron, Sweetest weight is hung on thee.
V. Thou art higher than all cedars.
R. Sweetest wood, and sweetest iron, Sweetest weight is hung on thee.
V. Iube, Dómine, benedícere.
Benedictio. Spíritus Sancti grátia illúminet sensus et corda nostra. Amen.

Lectio 3
Num 21:6-9
6 Ad quorum plagas et mortes plurimórum
7 Venérunt ad Móysen atque dixérunt: Peccávimus, quia locúti sumus contra Dóminum et te: ora ut tollat a nobis serpéntes. Oravítque Móyses pro pópulo.
8 Et locútus est Dóminus ad eum: Fac serpentem æneum et pone eum pro signo: qui percússus aspéxerit eum, vivet.
9 Fecit ergo Móyses serpentem æneum et pósuit eum pro signo; quem cum percússi aspícerent, sanabántur.
V. Tu autem, Dómine, miserére nobis.
R. Deo grátias.

R. Hæc est arbor digníssima, in paradisi médio situata,
* In qua salútis auctor propria morte mortem ómnium superávit.
V. Crux præcellénti decore fulgida, quam Heraclius imperátor concupiscénti animo recuperávit.
R. In qua salútis auctor propria morte mortem ómnium superávit.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. In qua salútis auctor propria morte mortem ómnium superávit.
V. Grant, Lord, a blessing.
Benediction. May the grace of the Holy Spirit enlighten all our hearts and minds. Amen.

Reading 3
Num 21:6-9
6 The serpents bit them and killed many of them.
7 Upon which they came to Moses, and said: We have sinned, because we have spoken against the Lord and thee: pray that he may take away these serpents from us. And Moses prayed for the people.
8 And the Lord said to him: Make a brazen serpent, and set it up for a sign: whosoever being struck shall look on it, shall live.
9 Moses therefore made a brazen serpent, and set it up for a sign: which when they that were bitten looked upon, they were healed.
V. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us.
R. Thanks be to God.

R. This is that noble tree, planted in the midst of the garden
* Whereon the Author of our salvation did by His Own death openly triumph over the death of all men.
V. Even the Cross, whereof the glory is so excellent, and which the Emperor Heraclius did so eagerly rescue.
R. Whereon the Author of our salvation did by His Own death openly triumph over the death of all men.
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Ghost.
R. Whereon the Author of our salvation did by His Own death openly triumph over the death of all men.
Nocturn II.
Ant. O Crucis victória * et admirábile signum, in cælésti cúria fac nos captáre triúmphum.
Psalmus 4 [4]
4:1 Cum invocárem exaudívit me Deus iustítiæ meæ: * in tribulatióne dilatásti mihi.
4:2 Miserére mei, * et exáudi oratiónem meam.
4:3 Fílii hóminum, úsquequo gravi corde? * ut quid dilígitis vanitátem, et quǽritis mendácium?
4:4 Et scitóte quóniam mirificávit Dóminus sanctum suum: * Dóminus exáudiet me cum clamávero ad eum.
4:5 Irascímini, et nolíte peccáre: * quæ dícitis in córdibus vestris, in cubílibus vestris compungímini.
4:6 Sacrificáte sacrifícium iustítiæ, et speráte in Dómino. * Multi dicunt: Quis osténdit nobis bona?
4:7 Signátum est super nos lumen vultus tui, Dómine: * dedísti lætítiam in corde meo.
4:8 A fructu fruménti, vini, et ólei sui * multiplicáti sunt.
4:9 In pace in idípsum * dórmiam, et requiéscam;
4:10 Quóniam tu, Dómine, singuláriter in spe * constituísti me.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Sicut erat in princípio, et nunc, et semper, * et in sǽcula sæculórum. Amen.

Ant. O Crucis victória * et admirábile signum, in cælésti cúria fac nos captáre triúmphum.
Nocturn II.
Ant. For all that feel sin's fiery wound ensign of health the Saviour see! * May we as conquerors be found through Him Who triumphed on the tree.
Psalm 4 [4]
4:1 When I called upon him, the God of my justice heard me: * when I was in distress, thou hast enlarged me.
4:2 Have mercy on me: * and hear my prayer.
4:3 O ye sons of men, how long will you be dull of heart? * Why do you love vanity, and seek after lying?
4:4 Know ye also that the Lord hath made his holy one wonderful: * the Lord will hear me when I shall cry unto him.
4:5 Be ye angry, and sin not: * the things you say in your hearts, be sorry for them upon your beds.
4:6 Offer up the sacrifice of justice, and trust in the Lord: * many say, Who sheweth us good things?
4:7 The light of thy countenance, O Lord, is signed upon us: * thou hast given gladness in my heart.
4:8 By the fruit of their corn, their wine, and oil, * they are multiplied.
4:9 In peace in the selfsame * I will sleep, and I will rest:
4:10 For thou, O Lord, singularly * hast settled me in hope.
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Ghost.
R. As it was in the beginning, is now, * and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Ant. For all that feel sin's fiery wound ensign of health the Saviour see! * May we as conquerors be found through Him Who triumphed on the tree.
Ant. Funéstæ mortis * damnátur supplícium, dum Christus, in Cruce, nostra destrúxit víncula críminum.
Psalmus 10 [5]
10:1 In Domino confído: quómodo dícitis ánimæ meæ: * Tránsmigra in montem sicut passer?
10:2 Quóniam ecce peccatóres intendérunt arcum, paravérunt sagíttas suas in pháretra, * ut sagíttent in obscúro rectos corde.
10:3 Quóniam quæ perfecísti, destruxérunt: * iustus autem quid fecit?
10:4 Dóminus in templo sancto suo, * Dóminus in cælo sedes eius.
10:5 Óculi eius in páuperem respíciunt: * pálpebræ eius intérrogant fílios hóminum.
10:6 Dóminus intérrogat iustum 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 iustus Dóminus, et iustítias diléxit: * æquitátem vidit vultus eius.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Sicut erat in princípio, et nunc, et semper, * et in sǽcula sæculórum. Amen.

Ant. Funéstæ mortis * damnátur supplícium, dum Christus, in Cruce, nostra destrúxit víncula críminum.
Ant. When by the Saviour on the Cross * the bonds of sin were riven, we by His chastisement were healed, and death to death was given.
Psalm 10 [5]
10:1 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?
10:2 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.
10:3 For they have destroyed the things which thou hast made: * but what has the just man done?
10:4 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. When by the Saviour on the Cross * the bonds of sin were riven, we by His chastisement were healed, and death to death was given.
Ant. Rex exaltátur * in ǽthera, cum nóbile trophǽum Crucis ab univérsis christícolis adorátur per sǽcula.
Psalmus 20 [6]
20:1 Dómine, in virtúte tua lætábitur rex: * et super salutáre tuum exsultábit veheménter.
20:2 Desidérium cordis eius tribuísti ei: * et voluntáte labiórum eius non fraudásti eum.
20:3 Quóniam prævenísti eum in benedictiónibus dulcédinis: * posuísti in cápite eius corónam de lápide pretióso.
20:4 Vitam pétiit a te: * et tribuísti ei longitúdinem diérum in sǽculum, et in sǽculum sǽculi.
20:5 Magna est glória eius in salutári tuo: * glóriam et magnum decórem impónes super eum.
20:6 Quóniam dabis eum in benedictiónem in sǽculum sǽculi: * lætificábis eum in gáudio cum vultu tuo.
20:7 Quóniam rex sperat in Dómino: * et in misericórdia Altíssimi non commovébitur.
20:8 Inveniátur manus tua ómnibus inimícis tuis: * déxtera tua invéniat omnes, qui te odérunt.
20:9 Pones eos ut clíbanum ignis in témpore vultus tui: * Dóminus in ira sua conturbábit eos, et devorábit eos ignis.
20:10 Fructum eórum de terra perdes: * et semen eórum a fíliis hóminum.
20:11 Quóniam declinavérunt in te mala: * cogitavérunt consília, quæ non potuérunt stabilíre.
20:12 Quóniam pones eos dorsum: * in relíquiis tuis præparábis vultum eórum.
20:13 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. Rex exaltátur * in ǽthera, cum nóbile trophǽum Crucis ab univérsis christícolis adorátur per sǽcula.
Ant. Before the saving Cross of Christ * all Christians bend in prayer, and glory is ascribed to Him who dreadly triumphed there.
Psalm 20 [6]
20:1 The king rejoices in thy strength, O Lord; * and in thy salvation he shall rejoice exceedingly.
20:2 Thou hast given him his heart’s desire: * and hast not withholden from him the will of his lips.
20:3 For thou hast prevented him with blessings of sweetness: * thou hast set on his head a crown of precious stones.
20:4 He asked life of thee: * and thou hast given him length of days for ever and ever.
20:5 His glory is great in thy salvation: * glory and great beauty shalt thou lay upon him.
20:6 For thou shalt give him to be a blessing for ever and ever: * thou shalt make him joyful in gladness with thy countenance.
20:7 For the king hopeth in the Lord: * and through the mercy of the most High he shall not be moved.
20:8 Let thy hand be found by all thy enemies: * let thy right hand find out all them that hate thee.
20:9 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.
20:10 Their fruit shalt thou destroy from the earth: * and their seed from among the children of men.
20:11 For they have intended evils against thee: * they have devised counsels which they have not been able to establish.
20:12 For thou shalt make them turn their back: * in thy remnants thou shalt prepare their face.
20:13 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. Before the saving Cross of Christ * all Christians bend in prayer, and glory is ascribed to Him who dreadly triumphed there.
V. Adorámus te, Christe, et benedícimus tibi.
R. Quia per Crucem tuam redemísti mundum.
V. We adore thee, O Christ, and we bless thee.
R. Because that through thy Cross Thou hast redeemed the world.
Pater noster, qui es in cælis, sanctificétur nomen tuum: advéniat regnum tuum: fiat volúntas tua, sicut in cælo et in terra. Panem nostrum quotidiánum da nobis hódie: et dimítte nobis débita nostra, sicut et nos dimíttimus debitóribus nostris:
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, Dómine, benedícere.
Benedictio. Deus Pater omnípotens sit nobis propítius et clemens. Amen.

Lectio 4
Chósroas, Persárum rex, extremis Phocæ imperii tempóribus, Ægypto et Africa occupáta ac Ierosolyma capta multisque ibi cæsis Christianórum míllibus, Christi Dómini Crucem, quam Hélena in monte Calvariæ collocarat, in Pérsidem ábstulit. Itaque Heráclius, qui Phocæ successerat, multis belli incommodis et calamitátibus afféctus, pacem petebat; quam a Chósroa, victoriis insolente, ne iníquis quidem conditiónibus impetrare póterat. Quare in summo discrimine se assiduis ieiuniis et oratiónibus exercens, opem a Deo veheménter implorábat; cuius mónitu exércitu comparáto, signa cum hoste cóntulit, ac tres duces Chósroæ cum tribus exercítibus superávit.
V. Tu autem, Dómine, miserére nobis.
R. Deo grátias.

R. Nos autem gloriari oportet in Cruce Dómini nostri Iesu Christi, in quo est salus, vita, et resurréctio nostra:
* Per quem salváti et liberáti sumus.
V. Tuam Crucem adoramus, Dómine, et recólimus tuam gloriósam passiónem.
R. Per quem salváti et liberáti sumus.

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

Reading 4
Chosroes of Persia, having, in the last days of the reign of the Emperor Phocas, overrun Egypt and Africa, in 614, took Jerusalem, where he slaughtered thousands of Christians and carried off to Persia the Cross of the Lord, which Helen had put upon Mount Calvary. Heraclius, the successor of Phocas, moved by the thought of the hardships and horrid outrages of war, sought for peace, but Chosroes, drunken with conquest, would not allow of it even upon unfair terms. Heraclius therefore, being set in this uttermost strait, earnestly sought help from God by constant fasting and prayer, and through His good inspiration gathered an army, joined battle with the enemy, and prevailed against three of Chosroes' chief captains, and three armies.
V. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us.
R. Thanks be to God.

R. But us it behoveth to glory in the Cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, in Whom is our salvation, life, and resurrection
* Who hath saved us and redeemed us.
V. O Lord, we worship thy Cross, and make memorial of thy glorious passion.
R. Who hath saved us and redeemed us.
V. Iube, Dómine, benedícere.
Benedictio. Christus perpétuæ det nobis gáudia vitæ. Amen.

Lectio 5
Quibus cladibus fractus Chósroas, in fuga, qua traícere Tigrim parábat, Medarsen fílium socium regni desígnat. Sed eam contuméliam cum Síroës, Chósroæ maior natu fílius, ferret atróciter, patri simul et fratri necem machinátur; quam paulo post utrique ex fuga retracto áttulit, regnumque ab Heraclío impetrávit quibusdam acceptis conditiónibus, quarum ea prima fuit, ut Crucem Christi Dómini restítueret. Ergo Crux, quatuórdecim annis postquam vénerat in potestátem Persárum, recepta est. Quam rédiens Ierosolymam Heraclíus solemni celebritate suis húmeris rétulit in eum montem, quo eam Salvátor túlerat.
V. Tu autem, Dómine, miserére nobis.
R. Deo grátias.

R. Dum sacrum pignus cælitus exaltátur, Christi fides roborátur:
* Adsunt prodígia divina in virga Móysi prímitus figurata.
V. Ad Crucis contactum resurgunt mórtui, et Dei magnália reserántur.
R. Adsunt prodígia divina in virga Móysi prímitus figurata.
V. Grant, Lord, a blessing.
Benediction. May Christ to all His people give, for ever in His sight to live. Amen.

Reading 5
Chosroes was broken by these defeats, and when in his flight, in 628, he was about crossing the Tigris, he proclaimed his son Medarses partner in his kingdom. Chosroes' eldest son Siroes took this slight to heart, and formed a plot to murder his father and brother, which plot he brought to effect soon after they had come home. Then he got the kingdom from Heraclius upon certain terms, whereof the first was that he should give back the Cross of the Lord Christ. The Cross therefore was received back after that it had been fourteen years in the power of the Persians, and (in 629) Heraclius came to Jerusalem and bore it with solemn pomp unto the Mount whereunto the Saviour had borne it.
V. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us.
R. Thanks be to God.

R. The Relique true from heaven revealed, hath now the Gospel's figure sealed
* As by the serpent Moses reared, so by the Cross the sick are healed.
V. When the dead touch the Cross they arise, and the wonderful works of God are made manifest.
R. As by the serpent Moses reared, so by the Cross the sick are healed.
V. Iube, Dómine, benedícere.
Benedictio. Ignem sui amóris accéndat Deus in córdibus nostris. Amen.

Lectio 6
Quod factum illustri miraculo commendátum est. Nam Heraclíus, ut erat auro et gemmis ornatus, insístere coactus est in porta, quæ ad Calvariæ montem ducebat. Quo enim magis prógredi conabátur, eo magis retineri videbátur. Cumque ea re et ipse Heraclíus et réliqui omnes obstupéscerent; Zacharías, Ierosolymórum antistes, Vide, inquit, imperátor, ne isto triumphali ornatu, in Cruce ferenda parum Iesu Christi paupertátem et humilitátem imitére. Tum Heraclíus, abiecto amplíssimo vestítu detractisque calceis ac plebeio amictu indútus, réliquum viæ facile confecit, et in eodem Calvariæ loco Crucem státuit, unde fuerat a Persis asportata. Itaque Exaltatiónis sanctæ Crucis solemnitas, quæ hac die quotannis celebrabátur, illustrior haberi cœpit ob eius rei memóriam, quod ibidem fúerit repósita ab Heraclío, ubi Salvatori primum fúerat constitúta.
V. Tu autem, Dómine, miserére nobis.
R. Deo grátias.

R. Hoc signum Crucis erit in cælo, cum Dóminus ad iudicándum vénerit:
* Tunc manifesta erunt abscóndita cordis nostri.
V. Cum sederit Fílius hóminis in sede maiestátis suæ, et cœperit iudicáre sæculum per ignem.
R. Tunc manifesta erunt abscóndita cordis nostri.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Tunc manifesta erunt abscóndita cordis nostri.
V. Grant, Lord, a blessing.
Benediction. May the Spirit's fire Divine in our hearts enkindled shine. Amen.

Reading 6
This event was marked by a famous miracle. Heraclius, who was adorned with gold and jewels, stayed perforce at the gateway which leadeth unto Mount Calvary, and the harder he strove to go forward, the harder he seemed to be held back, whereat both himself and all they that stood by were sore amazed. Then spake Zacharias, Patriarch of Jerusalem, saying: See, O Emperor, that it be not that in carrying the Cross attired in the guise of a Conqueror thou showest too little of the poverty and lowliness of Jesus Christ. Then Heraclius cast away his princely raiment and took off his shoes from his feet, and in the garb of a countryman easily finished his journey, and set up the Cross once more in the same place upon Calvary whence the Persians had carried it away. That the Cross had been put by Heraclius in the same place wherein it had first been planted by the Saviour caused the yearly Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross to become the more famous thenceforward.
V. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us.
R. Thanks be to God.

R. This Sign of the Cross shall be in heaven, when the Lord cometh to judgment.
* Then shall the secrets of our hearts be made manifest.
V. When the Son of Man shall sit in the throne of His glory, and shall begin to judge the world by fire.
R. Then shall the secrets of our hearts be made manifest.
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Ghost.
R. Then shall the secrets of our hearts be made manifest.
Nocturn III.
Ant. Adorámus te, Christe, * et benedícimus tibi, quia per Crucem tuam redemísti mundum.
Psalmus 95 [7]
95:1 Cantáte Dómino cánticum novum: * cantáte Dómino, omnis terra.
95:2 Cantáte Dómino, et benedícite nómini eius: * annuntiáte de die in diem salutáre eius.
95:3 Annuntiáte inter gentes glóriam eius, * in ómnibus pópulis mirabília eius.
95:4 Quóniam magnus Dóminus, et laudábilis nimis: * terríbilis est super omnes deos.
95:5 Quóniam omnes dii géntium dæmónia: * Dóminus autem cælos fecit.
95:6 Conféssio, et pulchritúdo in conspéctu eius: * sanctimónia et magnificéntia in sanctificatióne eius.
95:7 Afférte Dómino, pátriæ géntium, afférte Dómino glóriam et honórem: * afférte Dómino glóriam nómini eius.
95:8 Tóllite hóstias, et introíte in átria eius: * adoráte Dóminum in átrio sancto eius.
95:9 Commoveátur a fácie eius univérsa terra: * dícite in géntibus quia Dóminus regnávit.
95:10 Étenim corréxit orbem terræ qui non commovébitur: * iudicábit pópulos in æquitáte.
95:11 Læténtur cæli, et exsúltet terra: commoveátur mare, et plenitúdo eius: * gaudébunt campi, et ómnia quæ in eis sunt.
95:12 Tunc exsultábunt ómnia ligna silvárum a fácie Dómini, quia venit: * quóniam venit iudicáre terram.
95:13 Iudicábit orbem terræ in æquitáte, * et pópulos in veritáte sua.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Sicut erat in princípio, et nunc, et semper, * et in sǽcula sæculórum. Amen.

Ant. Adorámus te, Christe, * et benedícimus tibi, quia per Crucem tuam redemísti mundum.
Nocturn III.
Ant. We adore thee, O Christ, * and we bless thee, because through thy Cross Thou hast redeemed the world.
Psalm 95 [7]
95:1 Sing ye to the Lord a new canticle: * sing to the Lord, all the earth.
95:2 Sing ye to the Lord and bless his name: * shew forth his salvation from day to day.
95:3 Declare his glory among the Gentiles: * his wonders among all people.
95:4 For the Lord is great, and exceedingly to be praised: * he is to be feared above all gods.
95:5 For all the gods of the Gentiles are devils: * but the Lord made the heavens.
95:6 Praise and beauty are before him: * holiness and majesty in his sanctuary.
95:7 Bring ye to the Lord, O ye kindreds of the Gentiles, bring ye to the Lord glory and honour: * bring to the Lord glory unto his name.
95:8 Bring up sacrifices, and come into his courts: * adore ye the Lord in his holy court.
95:9 Let all the earth be moved at his presence. * Say ye among the Gentiles, the Lord hath reigned.
95:10 For he hath corrected the world, which shall not be moved: * he will judge the people with justice.
95:11 Let the heavens rejoice, and let the earth be glad, let the sea be moved, and the fulness thereof: * the fields and all things that are in them shall be joyful.
95:12 Then shall all the trees of the woods rejoice before the face of the Lord, because he cometh: * because he cometh to judge the earth.
95:13 He shall judge the world with justice, * and the people with his truth.
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. We adore thee, O Christ, * and we bless thee, because through thy Cross Thou hast redeemed the world.
Ant. Per lignum * servi facti sumus, et per sanctam Crucem liberáti sumus: fructus árboris sedúxit nos, Fílius Dei redémit nos, allelúia.
Psalmus 96 [8]
96:1 Dóminus regnávit, exsúltet terra: * læténtur ínsulæ multæ.
96:2 Nubes, et calígo in circúitu eius: * iustítia, et iudícium corréctio sedis eius.
96:3 Ignis ante ípsum præcédet, * et inflammábit in circúitu inimícos eius.
96:4 Illuxérunt fúlgura eius 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 iustítiam eius: * et vidérunt omnes pópuli glóriam eius.
96:7 Confundántur omnes, qui adórant sculptília: * et qui gloriántur in simulácris suis.
96:8 Adoráte eum, omnes Ángeli eius: * audívit, et lætáta est Sion.
96:9 Et exsultavérunt fíliæ Iudæ, * propter iudícia tua, Dómine:
96:10 Quóniam tu Dóminus Altíssimus super omnem terram: * nimis exaltátus es super omnes deos.
96:11 Qui dilígitis Dóminum, odíte malum: * custódit Dóminus ánimas sanctórum suórum, de manu peccatóris liberábit eos.
96:12 Lux orta est iusto, * et rectis corde lætítia.
96:13 Lætámini, iusti, in Dómino: * et confitémini memóriæ sanctificatiónis eius.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Sicut erat in princípio, et nunc, et semper, * et in sǽcula sæculórum. Amen.

Ant. Per lignum * servi facti sumus, et per sanctam Crucem liberáti sumus: fructus árboris sedúxit nos, Fílius Dei redémit nos, allelúia.
Ant. By a tree * were we brought into bondage, and by the Holy Cross are we set free. The fruit of a tree beguiled us; the Son of God hath brought us back. Alleluia.
Psalm 96 [8]
96:1 The Lord hath reigned, let the earth rejoice: * let many islands be glad.
96:2 Clouds and darkness are round about him: * justice and judgment are the establishment of his throne.
96:3 A fire shall go before him, * and shall burn his enemies round about.
96:4 His lightnings have shone forth to the world: * the earth saw and trembled.
96:5 The mountains melted like wax, at the presence of the Lord: * at the presence of the Lord of all the earth.
96:6 The heavens declared his justice: * and all people saw his glory.
96:7 Let them be all confounded that adore graven things, * and that glory in their idols.
96:8 Adore him, all you his angels: * Sion heard, and was glad.
96:9 And the daughters of Juda rejoiced, * because of thy judgments, O Lord.
96:10 For thou art the most high Lord over all the earth: * thou art exalted exceedingly above all gods.
96:11 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.
96:12 Light is risen to the just, * and joy to the right of heart.
96:13 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. By a tree * were we brought into bondage, and by the Holy Cross are we set free. The fruit of a tree beguiled us; the Son of God hath brought us back. Alleluia.
Ant. Salvátor mundi, * salva nos: qui per Crucem et sánguinem tuum redemísti nos, auxiliáre nobis, te deprecámur, Deus noster.
Psalmus 97 [9]
97:1 Cantáte Dómino cánticum novum: * quia mirabília fecit.
97:2 Salvávit sibi déxtera eius: * et bráchium sanctum eius.
97:3 Notum fecit Dóminus salutáre suum: * in conspéctu géntium revelávit iustítiam suam.
97:4 Recordátus est misericórdiæ suæ, * et veritátis suæ dómui Israël.
97:5 Vidérunt omnes términi terræ * salutáre Dei nostri.
97:6 Iubiláte Deo, omnis terra: * cantáte, et exsultáte, et psállite.
97:7 Psállite Dómino in cíthara, in cíthara et voce psalmi: * in tubis ductílibus, et voce tubæ córneæ.
97:8 Iubiláte in conspéctu regis Dómini: * moveátur mare, et plenitúdo eius: orbis terrárum, et qui hábitant in eo.
97:9 Flúmina plaudent manu, simul montes exsultábunt a conspéctu Dómini: * quóniam venit iudicáre terram.
97:10 Iudicábit orbem terrárum in iustítia, * et pópulos in æquitáte.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Sicut erat in princípio, et nunc, et semper, * et in sǽcula sæculórum. Amen.

Ant. Salvátor mundi, * salva nos: qui per Crucem et sánguinem tuum redemísti nos, auxiliáre nobis, te deprecámur, Deus noster.
Ant. Save us, O Saviour of the world, * Who hast redeemed us by thy Cross and Blood; help us, we beseech thee, O our God!
Psalm 97 [9]
97:1 Sing ye to the Lord a new canticle: * because he hath done wonderful things.
97:2 His right hand hath wrought for him salvation, * and his arm is holy.
97:3 The Lord hath made known his salvation: * he hath revealed his justice in the sight of the Gentiles.
97:4 He hath remembered his mercy * and his truth toward the house of Israel.
97:5 All the ends of the earth have seen * the salvation of our God.
97:6 Sing joyfully to God, all the earth; * make melody, rejoice and sing.
97:7 Sing praise to the Lord on the harp, on the harp, and with the voice of a psalm: * with long trumpets, and sound of cornet.
97:8 Make a joyful noise before the Lord our king: * let the sea be moved and the fulness thereof: the world and they that dwell therein.
97:9 The rivers shall clap their hands, the mountains shall rejoice together at the presence of the Lord: * because he cometh to judge the earth.
97:10 He shall judge the world with justice, * and the people with equity.
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. Save us, O Saviour of the world, * Who hast redeemed us by thy Cross and Blood; help us, we beseech thee, O our God!
V. Omnis terra adoret te, et psallat tibi.
R. Psalmum dicat nómini tuo, Dómine.
V. Let all the earth worship thee, and sing unto thee.
R. Let them sing to thy Name, O Lord!
Pater noster, qui es in cælis, sanctificétur nomen tuum: advéniat regnum tuum: fiat volúntas tua, sicut in cælo et in terra. Panem nostrum quotidiánum da nobis hódie: et dimítte nobis débita nostra, sicut et nos dimíttimus debitóribus nostris:
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, Dómine, benedícere.
Benedictio. Evangélica léctio sit nobis salus et protéctio. Amen.

Lectio 7
Léctio sancti Evangélii secúndum Ioánnem.
Ioannes 12:31-36
In illo témpore: Dixit Iesus turbis Iudæórum: Nunc iudícium est mundi, nunc princeps huius mundi eiciétur foras. Et réliqua.

Homilía sancti Leónis Papæ
Sermo 8 de Passióne Dómini, post medium
Exaltato, dilectíssimi, per Crucem Christo, non illa tantum spécies aspectui mentis occurrat, quæ fuit in óculis impiórum, quibus per Móysen dictum est: Et erit péndens vita tua ante óculos tuos, et timébis die ac nocte, et non credes vitæ tuæ. Isti enim nihil in crucifixo Dómino præter fácinus suum cogitare potuérunt, habéntes timórem, non quo fides vera iustificátur, sed quo consciéntia iníqua torquétur. Noster vero intelléctus, quem spíritus veritátis illúminat, glóriam Crucis, cælo terraque radiántem, puro ac libero corde suscipiat; et interiore acie videat, quale sit quod Dóminus, cum de passiónis suæ loquerétur instantia, dixit: Nunc iudícium mundi est, nunc princeps huius mundi eiciétur foras. Et ego, si exaltátus fúero a terra, ómnia traham ad meípsum.
V. Tu autem, Dómine, miserére nobis.
R. Deo grátias.

R. Dulce lignum, dulces clavos, dulce pondus sustinuit:
* Quæ sola digna fuit portare prétium huius sæculi.
V. Hoc signum Crucis erit in cælo cum Dóminus ad iudicándum venerit.
R. Quæ sola digna fuit portare prétium huius sæculi.

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 John
John 12:31-36
At that time, Jesus said unto the multitudes of the Jews: Now is the judgment of this world, now shall the prince of this world be cast out. And so on.

Homily by Pope St. Leo the Great.
8th on the Lord's Passion.
Dearly beloved brethren, when we gaze upon Christ lifted up upon the Cross, the eyes of our mind see more than that which appeared before the wicked, unto whom it was said through Moses: And thy life shall hang in doubt before thee, and thou shalt fear day and night, and shalt have none assurance of thy life. Deut. xxviii 66. They saw in the crucified Lord nothing but the work of their own wickedness, and they feared greatly, Matth. xxvii. 54, not with that faith which giveth earnest of life by justification, but with that whereby the evil conscience is tortured. But our understanding is enlightened by the Spirit of truth, and with pure and open hearts we see the glory of the Cross shining over heaven and earth, and discern by inward glance what the Lord meant when His Passion was nigh at hand, and He said: Now is the judgment of this world, now shall the prince of this world be cast out. And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all things unto Me.
V. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us.
R. Thanks be to God.

R. Sweetest wood and sweetest iron, Sweetest weight is hung on thee
* Thou alone wast counted worthy this world's ransom to uphold.
V. The sign of the Cross shall be in heaven when the Lord cometh to judgment.
R. Thou alone wast counted worthy this world's ransom to uphold.
V. Iube, Dómine, benedícere.
Benedictio. Divínum auxílium máneat semper nobíscum. Amen.

Lectio 8
O admirábilis poténtia Crucis! o ineffábilis glória Passiónis, in qua et tribunal Dómini, et iudícium mundi, et potéstas est Crucifixi! Traxísti enim, Dómine, ómnia ad te, et cum expandisses tota die manus tuas ad pópulum non credentem et contradicéntem, tibi, confitendæ maiestátis tuæ sensum totus mundus accépit. Traxísti, Dómine, ómnia ad te, cum in exsecratiónem Iudaici sceleris, unam protulérunt ómnia eleménta senténtiam; cum, obscurátis lumináribus cæli et converso in noctem die, terra quoque mótibus quaterétur insólitis, univérsaque creatura impiórum usui se negaret. Traxísti, Dómine, ómnia ad te, quóniam, scisso templi velo, Sancta sanctórum ab indignis pontificibus recessérunt; ut figura in veritátem, prophetía in manifestatiónem, et lex in Evangélium verterétur.
V. Tu autem, Dómine, miserére nobis.
R. Deo grátias.

R. Sicut Móyses exaltávit serpentem in desérto, ita exaltari oportet Fílium hóminis:
* Ut omnis qui credit in ipsum, non pereat, sed habeat vitam æternam.
V. Non misit Deus Filium suum in mundum ut iudicet mundum, sed ut salvétur mundus per ipsum.
R. Ut omnis qui credit in ipsum, non pereat, sed habeat vitam æternam.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Ut omnis qui credit in ipsum, non pereat, sed habeat vitam æternam.
V. Grant, Lord, a blessing.
Benediction. God's most mighty strength alway be His people's staff and stay. Amen.

Reading 8
How wonderful is the power of the Cross! O how unutterable is the glory of the Passion, wherein standeth the Lord's judgment-seat, and the judgment of this world, and the might of the Crucified! Lord! Thou hast drawn all things unto thee! Thou didst spread out thine Hands all the day unto an unbelieving and gainsaying people, Isa. lxv. 2, but the world hath felt and owned thy Majesty! Lord! Thou hast drawn all things unto thee! All the elements gave one wild cry of horror at the iniquity of the Jews the lights of the firmament were darkened, day turned into night, earth quaked with strange tremblings, and all God's work refused to serve the guilty. Lord! Thou hast drawn all things unto thee! The veil of the Temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom, the Holy of Holies denied itself as a Sanctuary for the ministration of unworthy Priests, that the shadow might be changed for the substance, prophecy for realization, and the Law for the Gospel.
V. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us.
R. Thanks be to God.

R. As Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up
* That whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
V. God sent not His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.
R. That whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Ghost.
R. That whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
V. Iube, Dómine, benedícere.
Benedictio. Ad societátem cívium supernórum perdúcat nos Rex Angelórum. Amen.

Lectio 9
Traxísti, Dómine, ómnia ad te, ut, quod in uno Iudææ templo obumbrátis significatiónibus tegebátur, pleno apertoque sacraménto universárum ubíque natiónum devotio celebraret. Nunc étenim et ordo clarior levitárum, et dignitas amplior seniórum, et sacratior est unctio sacerdotum: quia Crux tua ómnium fons benedictiónum, ómnium est causa gratiárum; per quam credéntibus datur virtus de infirmitáte, glória de opprobrio, vita de morte. Nunc etiam, carnalium sacrificiórum varietáte cessante, omnes differéntias hostiárum una corporis et sánguinis tui implet oblátio: quóniam tu es verus Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccáta mundi; et ita in te univérsa pérficis mysteria, ut sicut unum est pro omni victima sacrifícium, ita unum de omni gente sit regnum.
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 uterum.

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
Lord! Thou hast drawn all things unto thee! That which was veiled under types and shadows in the one Jewish Temple, is hailed by the love of all peoples in full and open worship. There is now a higher order of Levites, a more honourable rank of elders, a Priesthood with an holier anointing. thy Cross is a well of blessings for all, and a cause of thanksgiving for all. Thereby for them that believe in thee, weakness is turned into strength, shame into glory, and death into life. The changing ordinance of divers carnal sacrifices is gone; the one oblation of thy Body and Blood fulfilleth them all. For Thou art the Very Paschal Lamb, Which takest away the sins of the world, and art in thyself all offerings finished. And even as Thou art the One Sacrifice Which taketh the place of all sacrifices, so may thy kingdom be one kingdom established over all peoples.
V. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us.
R. Thanks be to God.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Vouchsafe, O Lord, to keep us * this day without sin.
O Lord, have mercy upon us, * have mercy upon us.
O Lord, let thy mercy lighten upon us, * as our trust is in thee.
O Lord, in thee have I trusted, * let me never be confounded.
Reliqua omittuntur, nisi Laudes separandae sint.
Skip the rest, unless praying Lauds separately.
Oratio {ex Proprio Sanctorum}
V. Dómine, exáudi oratiónem meam.
R. Et clamor meus ad te véniat.
Orémus
Deus, qui nos hodiérna die Exaltatiónis sanctæ Crucis ánnua solemnitáte lætíficas: præsta, quǽsumus; ut, cuius mystérium in terra cognóvimus, eius redemptiónis prǽmia in cælo mereámur.
Per eúmdem 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, Who dost this day gladden us by the yearly Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, grant, we beseech thee, that even as we have understood the mystery thereof upon earth, so we may worthily enjoy in heaven the fruits of the redemption which was paid thereon.
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.
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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