Sexta die infra Octavam Epiphaniæ ~ Feria major
Tempora: Feria IV infra Hebdomadam I post Epiphaniam

Matutinum    1-11-2017

Ante Divinum officium
Incipit
Pater noster, qui es in cælis, sanctificétur nomen tuum: advéniat regnum tuum: fiat volúntas tua, sicut in cælo et in terra. Panem nostrum quotidiánum da nobis hódie: et dimítte nobis débita nostra, sicut et nos dimíttimus debitóribus nostris: et ne nos indúcas in tentatiónem: sed líbera nos a malo. Amen.
Ave María, grátia plena; Dóminus tecum: benedícta tu in muliéribus, et benedíctus fructus ventris tui Jesus. Sancta María, Mater Dei, ora pro nobis peccatóribus, nunc et in hora mortis nostræ. Amen.
Credo in Deum, Patrem omnipoténtem, Creatórem cæli et terræ.
Et in Jesum Christum, Fílium ejus únicum, Dóminum nostrum: qui concéptus est de Spíritu Sancto, natus ex María Vírgine, passus sub Póntio Piláto, crucifíxus, mórtuus, et sepúltus: descéndit ad ínferos; tértia die resurréxit a mórtuis; ascéndit ad cælos; sedet ad déxteram Dei Patris omnipoténtis: inde ventúrus est judicáre vivos et mórtuos.
Credo in Spíritum Sanctum, sanctam Ecclésiam cathólicam, Sanctórum communiónem, remissiónem peccatórum, carnis resurrectiónem, vitam ætérnam. Amen.
V. Dómine, lábia mea apéries.
R. Et os meum annuntiábit laudem tuam.
V. Deus in adjutórium meum inténde.
R. Dómine, ad adjuvándum me festína.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Sicut erat in princípio, et nunc, et semper, * et in sǽcula sæculórum. Amen.
Allelúia.
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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. Christus appáruit nobis, * Veníte adorémus.
Ant. Christus appáruit nobis, * Veníte adorémus.
Veníte, exsultémus Dómino, jubilémus Deo, salutári nostro: præoccupémus fáciem ejus in confessióne, et in psalmis jubilémus ei.
Ant. Christus appáruit nobis, * Veníte adorémus.
Quóniam Deus magnus Dóminus, et Rex magnus super omnes deos, quóniam non repéllet Dóminus plebem suam: quia in manu ejus sunt omnes fines terræ, et altitúdines móntium ipse cónspicit.
Ant. Veníte adorémus.
Quóniam ipsíus est mare, et ipse fecit illud, et áridam fundavérunt manus ejus (genuflectitur) veníte, adorémus, et procidámus ante Deum: plorémus coram Dómino, qui fecit nos, quia ipse est Dóminus, Deus noster; nos autem pópulus ejus, et oves páscuæ ejus.
Ant. Christus appáruit nobis, * Veníte adorémus.
Hódie, si vocem ejus audiéritis, nolíte obduráre corda vestra, sicut in exacerbatióne secúndum diem tentatiónis in desérto: ubi tentavérunt me patres vestri, probavérunt et vidérunt ópera mea.
Ant. Veníte adorémus.
Quadragínta annis próximus fui generatióni huic, et dixi; Semper hi errant corde, ipsi vero non cognovérunt vias meas: quibus jurávi in ira mea; Si introíbunt in réquiem meam.
Ant. Christus appáruit nobis, * 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. Christus appáruit nobis, * Veníte adorémus.
Invitatory {Antiphon from the Common or Feast}
Ant. Christ appeared to us, * O come, let us worship Him.
Ant. Christ appeared to us, * O come, let us worship Him.
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. Christ appeared to us, * O come, let us worship Him.
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.
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. Christ appeared to us, * O come, let us worship Him.
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.
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. Christ appeared to us, * O come, let us worship 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. O come, let us worship Him.
Ant. Christ appeared to us, * O come, let us worship Him.
Hymnus {ex Commune aut Festo}
Crudélis Heródes, Deum
Regem veníre quid times?
Non éripit mortália,
Qui regna dat cæléstia.

Ibant magi, quam víderant,
Stellam sequéntes prǽviam:
Lumen requírunt lúmine:
Deum faténtur múnere.

Lavácra puri gúrgitis
Cæléstis Agnus áttigit:
Peccáta, quæ non détulit,
Nos abluéndo sústulit.

Novum genus poténtiæ:
Aquæ rubéscunt hýdriæ,
Vinúmque jussa fúndere,
Mutávit unda oríginem.

Jesu, tibi sit glória,
Qui apparuisti géntibus,
Cum Patre, et almo Spíritu,
In sempitérna sǽcula.
Amen.
Hymn {from the Common or Feast}
Why, impious Herod, vainly fear
That Christ the Saviour cometh here?
He takes no earthly realms away
Who gives the crown that lasts for aye.

To greet His birth the Wise Men went,
Led by the star before them sent;
Called on by light, towards light they pressed,
And by their gifts their God confessed.

In holy Jordan's purest wave
The heavenly Lamb vouchsafed to lave;
That He, to whom was sin unknown,
Might cleanse His people from their own.

New miracle of power divine!
The water reddens into wine:
He spake the word: and poured the wave
In other streams than nature gave.

All glory, Lord, to thee we pay
For thine Epiphany to-day:
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. Afférte Dómino
Psalmus 28 [1]
28:1 Afférte Dómino, fílii Dei: * afférte Dómino fílios aríetum.
28:2 Afférte Dómino glóriam et honórem, afférte Dómino glóriam nómini ejus: * adoráte Dóminum in átrio sancto ejus.
28:3 Vox Dómini super aquas, Deus majestátis intónuit: * Dóminus super aquas multas.
28:4 Vox Dómini in virtúte: * vox Dómini in magnificéntia.
28:5 Vox Dómini confringéntis cedros: * et confrínget Dóminus cedros Líbani:
28:6 Et commínuet eas tamquam vítulum Líbani: * et diléctus quemádmodum fílius unicórnium.
28:7 Vox Dómini intercidéntis flammam ignis: * vox Dómini concutiéntis desértum: et commovébit Dóminus desértum Cades.
28:8 Vox Dómini præparántis cervos, et revelábit condénsa: * et in templo ejus omnes dicent glóriam.
28:9 Dóminus dilúvium inhabitáre facit: * et sedébit Dóminus Rex in ætérnum.
28:10 Dóminus virtútem pópulo suo dabit: * Dóminus benedícet pópulo suo in pace.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Sicut erat in princípio, et nunc, et semper, * et in sǽcula sæculórum. Amen.

Ant. Afférte Dómino * fílii Dei, adoráte Dóminum in aula sancta ejus.
Psalms with lections {Antiphons and psalms from the Common or Feast}
Nocturn I.
Ant. Give unto the Lord, O ye sons of God,
Psalm 28 [1]
28:1 Bring to the Lord, O ye children of God: * bring to the Lord the offspring of rams.
28:2 Bring to the Lord glory and honour: bring to the Lord glory to his name: * adore ye the Lord in his holy court.
28:3 The voice of the Lord is upon the waters; the God of majesty hath thundered, * The Lord is upon many waters.
28:4 The voice of the Lord is in power; * the voice of the Lord in magnificence.
28:5 The voice of the Lord breaketh the cedars: * yea, the Lord shall break the cedars of Libanus.
28:6 And shall reduce them to pieces, as a calf of Libanus, * and as the beloved son of unicorns.
28:7 The voice of the Lord divideth the flame of fire: * The voice of the Lord shaketh the desert: and the Lord shall shake the desert of Cades.
28:8 The voice of the Lord prepareth the stags: and he will discover the thick woods: * and in his temple all shall speak his glory.
28:9 The Lord maketh the flood to dwell: * and the Lord shall sit king for ever.
28:10 The Lord will give strength to his people: * the Lord will bless his people with peace.
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. Give unto the Lord, O ye sons of God, * worship the Lord in His holy courts.
Ant. Flúminis ímpetus
Psalmus 45 [2]
45:1 Deus noster refúgium, et virtus: * adjútor in tribulatiónibus, quæ invenérunt nos nimis.
45:2 Proptérea non timébimus dum turbábitur terra: * et transferéntur montes in cor maris.
45:3 Sonuérunt, et turbátæ sunt aquæ eórum: * conturbáti sunt montes in fortitúdine ejus.
45:4 Flúminis ímpetus lætíficat civitátem Dei: * sanctificávit tabernáculum suum Altíssimus.
45:5 Deus in médio ejus, non commovébitur: * adjuvábit eam Deus mane dilúculo.
45:6 Conturbátæ sunt Gentes, et inclináta sunt regna: * dedit vocem suam, mota est terra.
45:7 Dóminus virtútum nobíscum: * suscéptor noster Deus Jacob.
45:8 Veníte, et vidéte ópera Dómini, quæ pósuit prodígia super terram: * áuferens bella usque ad finem terræ.
45:9 Arcum cónteret, et confrínget arma: * et scuta combúret igni.
45:10 Vacáte, et vidéte quóniam ego sum Deus: * exaltábor in Géntibus, et exaltábor in terra.
45:11 Dóminus virtútum nobíscum: * suscéptor noster Deus Jacob.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Sicut erat in princípio, et nunc, et semper, * et in sǽcula sæculórum. Amen.

Ant. Flúminis ímpetus * lætíficat, allelúja, civitátem Dei, allelúja.
Ant. It is a river, the streams whereof make glad,
Psalm 45 [2]
45:1 Our God is our refuge and strength: * a helper in troubles, which have found us exceedingly.
45:2 Therefore we will not fear, when the earth shall be troubled; * and the mountains shall be removed into the heart of the sea.
45:3 Their waters roared and were troubled: * the mountains were troubled with his strength.
45:4 The stream of the river maketh the city of God joyful: * the most High hath sanctified his own tabernacle.
45:5 God is in the midst thereof, it shall not be moved: * God will help it in the morning early.
45:6 Nations were troubled, and kingdoms were bowed down: * he uttered his voice, the earth trembled.
45:7 The Lord of armies is with us: * the God of Jacob is our protector.
45:8 Come and behold ye the works of the Lord: what wonders he hath done upon earth, * making wars to cease even to the end of the earth.
45:9 He shall destroy the bow, and break the weapons: * and the shield he shall burn in the fire.
45:10 Be still and see that I am God; * I will be exalted among the nations, and I will be exalted in the earth.
45:11 The Lord of armies is with us: * the God of Jacob is our protector.
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Ghost.
R. As it was in the beginning, is now, * and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Ant. It is a river, the streams whereof make glad, * alleluia, the city of God, alleluia.
Ant. Psállite Deo nostro,
Psalmus 46 [3]
46:1 Omnes gentes, pláudite mánibus: * jubiláte Deo in voce exsultatiónis.
46:2 Quóniam Dóminus excélsus, terríbilis: * Rex magnus super omnem terram.
46:3 Subjécit pópulos nobis: * et gentes sub pédibus nostris.
46:4 Elégit nobis hereditátem suam: * spéciem Jacob, quam diléxit.
46:5 Ascéndit Deus in júbilo: * et Dóminus in voce tubæ.
46:6 Psállite Deo nostro, psállite: * psállite Regi nostro, psállite.
46:7 Quóniam Rex omnis terræ Deus: * psállite sapiénter.
46:8 Regnábit Deus super gentes: * Deus sedet super sedem sanctam suam.
46:9 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. Psállite Deo nostro, * psállite: psállite Regi nostro, psállite sapiénter.
Ant. Sing praises to our God, sing praises
Psalm 46 [3]
46:1 O clap your hands, all ye nations: * shout unto God with the voice of joy,
46:2 For the Lord is high, terrible: * a great king over all the earth.
46:3 He hath subdued the people under us; * and the nations under our feet.
46:4 He hath chosen for us his inheritance, * the beauty of Jacob which he hath loved.
46:5 God is ascended with jubilee, * and the Lord with the sound of trumpet.
46:6 Sing praises to our God, sing ye: * sing praises to our king, sing ye.
46:7 For God is the king of all the earth: * sing ye wisely.
46:8 God shall reign over the nations: * God sitteth on his holy throne.
46:9 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. Sing praises to our God, sing praises * sing praises unto our King, sing ye praises with understanding.
V. Omnis terra adóret 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 praises 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. 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 prima ad Corínthios
1 Cor 6:1-6
1 Audet áliquis vestrum, habens negotium advérsus álterum, judicári apud iníquos, et non apud sanctos?
2 An nescitis quóniam sancti de hoc mundo judicábunt? Et si in vobis judicábitur mundus, indigni estis qui de mínimis judicétis?
3 Nescitis quóniam ángelos judicábimus? quanto magis sæcularia?
4 Sæcularia ígitur júdicia, si habuéritis: contemptíbiles, qui sunt in Ecclésia, illos constítuite ad judicándum.
5 Ad verecúndiam vestram dico. Sic non est inter vos sapiens quisquam, qui possit judicáre inter fratrem suum?
6 Sed frater cum fratre judício conténdit: et hoc apud infidéles?
V. Tu autem, Dómine, miserére nobis.
R. Deo grátias.

R. Tria sunt múnera pretiósa, quæ obtulérunt Magi Dómino in die ista, et habent in se divína mystéria:
* In auro, ut ostendátur Regis poténtia: in thure, Sacerdótem magnum consídera: et in myrrha, Domínicam sepultúram.
V. Salútis nostræ auctórem Magi veneráti sunt in cunábulis, et de thesáuris suis mýsticas ei múnerum spécies obtulérunt.
R. In auro, ut ostendátur Regis poténtia: in thure, Sacerdótem magnum consídera: et in myrrha, Domínicam sepultúram.

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

Reading 1
Lesson from the first letter of St. Paul the Apostle to the Corinthians
1 Cor 6:1-6
1 Dare any of you, having a matter against another, go to be judged before the unjust, and not before the saints
2 Know you not that the saints shall judge this world And if the world shall be judged by you, are you unworthy to judge the smallest matters
3 Know you not that we shall judge angels how much more things of this world
4 If therefore you have judgments of things pertaining to this world, set them to judge, who are the most despised in the church.
5 I speak to your shame. Is it so that there is not among you any one wise man, that is able to judge between his brethren
6 But brother goeth to law with brother, and that before unbelievers.
V. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us.
R. Thanks be to God.

R. There are three precious gifts which the wise men offered unto the Lord on this day, and they speak a mystery of the things of God:
* Gold, to show His kingly power; frankincense, for our Great High Priest; and myrrh, against the Lord's burying.
V. The wise men worshipped the Captain of our Salvation, as He lay in the manger, and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto Him mystic gifts.
R. Gold, to show His kingly power; frankincense, for our Great High Priest; and myrrh, against the Lord's burying.
V. Jube, domne, benedícere.
Benedictio. Unigénitus Dei Fílius nos benedícere et adjuváre dignétur. Amen.

Lectio 2
1 Cor 6:7-11
7 Jam quidem omnino delíctum est in vobis, quod judícia habetis inter vos. Quare non magis injúriam accipitis? quare non magis fraudem patímini?
8 Sed vos injúriam fácitis, et fraudatis: et hoc frátribus.
9 An nescitis quia iníqui regnum Dei non possidébunt? Nolíte errare: neque fornicarii, neque idolis serviéntes, neque adúlteri,
10 Neque molles, neque masculórum concúbitores, neque fures, neque avari, neque ebriosi, neque malédici, neque rapaces, regnum Dei possidébunt.
11 Et hæc quidam fuístis: sed ablúti estis, sed sanctificáti estis, sed justificáti estis in nómine Dómini nostri Jesu Christi, et in Spíritu Dei nostri.
V. Tu autem, Dómine, miserére nobis.
R. Deo grátias.

R. In colúmbæ spécie Spíritus Sanctus visus est, Patérna vox audíta est:
* Hic est Fílius meus diléctus, in quo mihi bene complácui.
V. Cæli apérti sunt super eum, et vox Patris intónuit.
R. Hic est Fílius meus diléctus, in quo mihi bene complácui.
V. Grant, Lord, a blessing.
Benediction. May the Son, the Sole-begotten, mercifully bless and keep us. Amen.

Reading 2
1 Cor 6:7-11
7 Already indeed there is plainly a fault among you, that you have lawsuits one with another. Why do you not rather take wrong? Why do you not rather suffer yourselves to be defrauded?
8 But you do wrong and defraud, and that to your brethren.
9 Know you not that the unjust shall not possess the kingdom of God? Do not err: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers,
10 Nor the effeminate, nor liers with mankind, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor railers, nor extortioners, shall possess the kingdom of God.
11 And such some of you were; but you are washed, but you are sanctified, but you are justified in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the Spirit of our God.
V. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us.
R. Thanks be to God.

R. The Holy Ghost appeared in a bodily shape like a dove, and the voice of the Father was heard:
* This is My beloved Son, in Whom I am well pleased.
V. The heavens were opened unto him, and, lo, the voice of the Father was heard, like unto thunder, saying:
R. This is My beloved Son, in Whom I am well pleased.
V. Jube, domne, benedícere.
Benedictio. Spíritus Sancti grátia illúminet sensus et corda nostra. Amen.

Lectio 3
1 Cor 6:12-18
12 Omnia mihi licent, sed non ómnia expédiunt. Omnia mihi licent, sed ego sub nullíus rédigar potestáte.
13 Esca ventri, et venter escis: Deus autem et hunc, et has destruet: corpus autem non fornicatióni, sed Dómino: et Dóminus corpori.
14 Deus vero et Dóminum suscitávit: et nos suscitábit per virtútem suam.
15 Nescítis quóniam córpora vestra membra sunt Chrísti? Tollens ergo membra Christi, fáciam membra meretrícis? Absit.
16 An nescitis quóniam qui adheret meretrici, unum corpus effícitur? Erunt enim (inquit) duo in carne una.
17 Qui autem adhæret Dómino, unus spíritus est.
18 Fúgite fornicatiónem.
V. Tu autem, Dómine, miserére nobis.
R. Deo grátias.

R. Reges Tharsis et ínsulæ múnera ófferent:
* Reges Arabum et Saba dona Dómino Deo addúcent.
V. Omnes de Saba vénient, aurum et thus deferéntes.
R. Reges Arabum et Saba dona Dómino Deo addúcent.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Reges Arabum et Saba dona Dómino Deo addúcent.
V. Grant, Lord, a blessing.
Benediction. May the grace of the Holy Spirit enlighten all our hearts and minds. Amen.

Reading 3
1 Cor 6:12-18
12 All things are lawful to me, but all things are not expedient. All things are lawful to me, but I will not be brought under the power of any.
13 Meat for the belly, and the belly for the meats; but God shall destroy both it and them: but the body is not for fornication, but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body.
14 Now God hath both raised up the Lord, and will raise us up also by his power.
15 Know you not that your bodies are the members of Christ Shall I then take the members of Christ, and make them the members of an harlot God forbid.
16 Or know you not, that he who is joined to a harlot, is made one body For they shall be, saith he, two in one flesh.
17 But he who is joined to the Lord, is one spirit.
18 Fly fornication.
V. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us.
R. Thanks be to God.

R. The kings of Tarshish and of the isles shall bring presents.
* The kings of Arabia and Saba shall offer gifts unto the Lord God.
V. All they from Saba shall come, they shall bring gold and incense.
R. The kings of Arabia and Saba shall offer gifts unto the Lord God.
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Ghost.
R. The kings of Arabia and Saba shall offer gifts unto the Lord God.
Nocturn II.
Ant. Omnis terra adóret te,
Psalmus 65 [4]
65:1 Jubiláte Deo, omnis terra, psalmum dícite nómini ejus: * date glóriam laudi ejus.
65:2 Dícite Deo: Quam terribília sunt ópera tua, Dómine! * in multitúdine virtútis tuæ mentiéntur tibi inimíci tui.
65:3 Omnis terra adóret te, et psallat tibi: * psalmum dicat nómini tuo.
65:4 Veníte, et vidéte ópera Dei: * terríbilis in consíliis super fílios hóminum.
65:5 Qui convértit mare in áridam, in flúmine pertransíbunt pede: * ibi lætábimur in ipso.
65:6 Qui dominátur in virtúte sua in ætérnum, óculi ejus super Gentes respíciunt: * qui exásperant non exalténtur in semetípsis.
65:7 Benedícite, Gentes, Deum nostrum: * et audítam fácite vocem laudis ejus,
65:8 Qui pósuit ánimam meam ad vitam: * et non dedit in commotiónem pedes meos.
65:9 Quóniam probásti nos, Deus: * igne nos examinásti, sicut examinátur argéntum.
65:10 Induxísti nos in láqueum, posuísti tribulatiónes in dorso nostro: * imposuísti hómines super cápita nostra.
65:11 Transívimus per ignem et aquam: * et eduxísti nos in refrigérium.
65:13 Introíbo in domum tuam in holocáustis: * reddam tibi vota mea, quæ distinxérunt lábia mea.
65:14 Et locútum est os meum, * in tribulatióne mea.
65:15 Holocáusta medulláta ófferam tibi cum incénso aríetum: * ófferam tibi boves cum hircis.
65:16 Veníte, audíte, et narrábo, omnes, qui timétis Deum: * quanta fecit ánimæ meæ.
65:17 Ad ipsum ore meo clamávi, * et exaltávi sub lingua mea.
65:18 Iniquitátem si aspéxi in corde meo, * non exáudiet Dóminus.
65:19 Proptérea exaudívit Deus, * et atténdit voci deprecatiónis meæ.
65:20 Benedíctus Deus, * qui non amóvit oratiónem meam, et misericórdiam suam a me.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Sicut erat in princípio, et nunc, et semper, * et in sǽcula sæculórum. Amen.

Ant. Omnis terra adóret te, * et psallat tibi: psalmum dicat nómini tuo, Dómine.
Nocturn II.
Ant. Let all the earth worship thee, and sing unto thee
Psalm 65 [4]
65:1 Shout with joy to God, all the earth, sing ye a psalm to his name; * give glory to his praise.
65:2 Say unto God, How terrible are thy works, O Lord! * in the multitude of thy strength thy enemies shall lie to thee.
65:3 Let all the earth adore thee, * and sing to thee: let it sing a psalm to thy name.
65:4 Come and see the works of God; * who is terrible in his counsels over the sons of men.
65:5 Who turneth the sea into dry land, in the river they shall pass on foot: * there shall we rejoice in him.
65:6 Who by his power ruleth for ever: his eyes behold the nations; * let not them that provoke him be exalted in themselves.
65:7 O bless our God, ye Gentiles: * and make the voice of his praise to be heard.
65:8 Who hath set my soul to live: * and hath not suffered my feet to be moved:
65:9 For thou, O God, hast proved us: * thou hast tried us by fire, as silver is tried.
65:10 Thou hast brought us into a net, thou hast laid afflictions on our back: * thou hast set men over our heads.
65:11 We have passed through fire and water, * and thou hast brought us out into a refreshment.
65:13 I will go into thy house with burnt offerings: * I will pay thee my vows, which my lips have uttered,
65:14 And my mouth hath spoken, * when I was in trouble.
65:15 I will offer up to thee holocausts full of marrow, with burnt offerings of rams: * I will offer to thee bullocks with goats.
65:16 Come and hear, all ye that fear God, * and I will tell you what great things he hath done for my soul.
65:17 I cried to him with my mouth: * and I extolled him with my tongue.
65:18 If I have looked at iniquity in my heart, * the Lord will not hear me.
65:19 Therefore hath God heard me, * and hath attended to the voice of my supplication.
65:20 Blessed be God, * who hath not turned away my prayer, nor his mercy from me.
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Ghost.
R. As it was in the beginning, is now, * and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Ant. Let all the earth worship thee, and sing unto thee * let them sing praises to thy name, O Lord.
Ant. Reges Tharsis
Psalmus 71 [5]
71:1 Deus, judícium tuum regi da: * et justítiam tuam fílio regis:
71:2 Judicáre pópulum tuum in justítia, * et páuperes tuos in judício.
71:3 Suscípiant montes pacem pópulo: * et colles justítiam.
71:4 Judicábit páuperes pópuli, et salvos fáciet fílios páuperum: * et humiliábit calumniatórem.
71:5 Et permanébit cum sole, et ante lunam, * in generatióne et generatiónem.
71:6 Descéndet sicut plúvia in vellus: * et sicut stillicídia stillántia super terram.
71:7 Oriétur in diébus ejus justítia, et abundántia pacis: * donec auferátur luna.
71:8 Et dominábitur a mari usque ad mare: * et a flúmine usque ad términos orbis terrárum.
71:9 Coram illo prócident Æthíopes: * et inimíci ejus terram lingent.
71:10 Reges Tharsis, et ínsulæ múnera ófferent: * reges Árabum et Saba dona addúcent.
71:11 Et adorábunt eum omnes reges terræ: * omnes gentes sérvient ei:
71:12 Quia liberábit páuperem a poténte: * et páuperem, cui non erat adjútor.
71:13 Parcet páuperi et ínopi: * et ánimas páuperum salvas fáciet.
71:14 Ex usúris et iniquitáte rédimet ánimas eórum: * et honorábile nomen eórum coram illo.
71:15 Et vivet, et dábitur ei de auro Arábiæ, et adorábunt de ipso semper: * tota die benedícent ei.
71:16 Et erit firmaméntum in terra in summis móntium, superextollétur super Líbanum fructus ejus: * et florébunt de civitáte sicut fœnum terræ.
71:17 Sit nomen ejus benedíctum in sæcula: * ante solem pérmanet nomen ejus.
71:18 Et benedicéntur in ipso omnes tribus terræ: * omnes gentes magnificábunt eum.
71:19 Benedíctus Dóminus, Deus Israël, * qui facit mirabília solus:
71:20 Et benedíctum nomen majestátis ejus in ætérnum: * et replébitur majestáte ejus omnis terra: fiat, fiat.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Sicut erat in princípio, et nunc, et semper, * et in sǽcula sæculórum. Amen.

Ant. Reges Tharsis * et ínsulæ múnera ófferent Regi Dómino.
Ant. The kings of Tarshish and the isles shall bring presents
Psalm 71 [5]
71:1 Give to the king thy judgment, O God: * and to the king’s son thy justice:
71:2 To judge thy people with justice, * and thy poor with judgment.
71:3 Let the mountains receive peace for the people: * and the hills justice.
71:4 He shall judge the poor of the people, and he shall save the children of the poor: * and he shall humble the oppressor.
71:5 And he shall continue with the sun, and before the moon, * throughout all generations.
71:6 He shall come down like rain upon the fleece; * and as showers falling gently upon the earth.
71:7 In his days shall justice spring up, and abundance of peace, * till the moon be taken away.
71:8 And he shall rule from sea to sea, * and from the river unto the ends of the earth.
71:9 Before him the Ethiopians shall fall down: * and his enemies shall lick the ground.
71:10 The kings of Tharsis and the islands shall offer presents: * the kings of the Arabians and of Saba shall bring gifts:
71:11 And all kings of the earth shall adore him: * all nations shall serve him.
71:12 For he shall deliver the poor from the mighty: * and the needy that had no helper.
71:13 He shall spare the poor and needy: * and he shall save the souls of the poor.
71:14 He shall redeem their souls from usuries and iniquity: * and their names shall be honourable in his sight.
71:15 And he shall live, and to him shall be given of the gold of Arabia, for him they shall always adore: * they shall bless him all the day.
71:16 And there shall be a firmament on the earth on the tops of mountains, above Libanus shall the fruit thereof be exalted: * and they of the city shall flourish like the grass of the earth.
71:17 Let his name be blessed for evermore: * his name continueth before the sun.
71:18 And in him shall all the tribes of the earth be blessed: * all nations shall magnify him.
71:19 Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel, * who alone doth wonderful things.
71:20 And blessed be the name of his majesty for ever: * and the whole earth shall be filled with his majesty. So be it. So be it.
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 kings of Tarshish and the isles shall bring presents * unto the Lord the King.
Ant. Omnes Gentes
Psalmus 85 [6]
85:1 Inclína, Dómine, aurem tuam, et exáudi me: * quóniam inops, et pauper sum ego.
85:2 Custódi ánimam meam, quóniam sanctus sum: * salvum fac servum tuum, Deus meus, sperántem in te.
85:3 Miserére mei, Dómine, quóniam ad te clamávi tota die: * lætífica ánimam servi tui, quóniam ad te, Dómine, ánimam meam levávi.
85:4 Quóniam tu, Dómine, suávis, et mitis: * et multæ misericórdiæ ómnibus invocántibus te.
85:5 Áuribus pércipe, Dómine, oratiónem meam: * et inténde voci deprecatiónis meæ.
85:6 In die tribulatiónis meæ clamávi ad te: * quia exaudísti me.
85:7 Non est símilis tui in diis, Dómine: * et non est secúndum ópera tua.
85:8 Omnes gentes quascúmque fecísti, vénient, et adorábunt coram te, Dómine: * et glorificábunt nomen tuum.
85:9 Quóniam magnus es tu, et fáciens mirabília: * tu es Deus solus.
85:10 Deduc me, Dómine, in via tua, et ingrédiar in veritáte tua: * lætétur cor meum ut tímeat nomen tuum.
85:11 Confitébor tibi, Dómine, Deus meus, in toto corde meo, * et glorificábo nomen tuum in ætérnum:
85:12 Quia misericórdia tua magna est super me: * et eruísti ánimam meam ex inférno inferióri.
85:13 Deus, iníqui insurrexérunt super me, et synagóga poténtium quæsiérunt ánimam meam: * et non proposuérunt te in conspéctu suo.
85:14 Et tu, Dómine, Deus miserátor et miséricors, * pátiens, et multæ misericórdiæ, et verax,
85:15 Réspice in me, et miserére mei, * da impérium tuum púero tuo: et salvum fac fílium ancíllæ tuæ.
85:16 Fac mecum signum in bonum, ut vídeant qui odérunt me, et confundántur: * quóniam tu, Dómine, adjuvísti me, et consolátus es me.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Sicut erat in princípio, et nunc, et semper, * et in sǽcula sæculórum. Amen.

Ant. Omnes Gentes * quascúmque fecísti, vénient, et adorábunt coram te, Dómine.
Ant. All nations whom Thou hast made shall come
Psalm 85 [6]
85:1 Incline thy ear, O Lord, and hear me: * for I am needy and poor.
85:2 Preserve my soul, for I am holy: * save thy servant, O my God, that trusteth in thee.
85:3 Have mercy on me, O Lord, for I have cried to thee all the day. * Give joy to the soul of thy servant, for to thee, O Lord, I have lifted up my soul.
85:4 For thou, O Lord, art sweet and mild: * and plenteous in mercy to all that call upon thee.
85:5 Give ear, O Lord, to my prayer: * and attend to the voice of my petition.
85:6 I have called upon thee in the day of my trouble: * because thou hast heard me.
85:7 There is none among the gods like unto thee, O Lord: * and there is none according to thy works.
85:8 All the nations thou hast made shall come and adore before thee, O Lord: * and they shall glorify thy name.
85:9 For thou art great and dost wonderful things: * thou art God alone.
85:10 Conduct me, O Lord, in thy way, and I will walk in thy truth: * let my heart rejoice that it may fear thy name.
85:11 I will praise thee, O Lord my God, with my whole heart, * and I will glorify thy name for ever:
85:12 For thy mercy is great towards me: * and thou hast delivered my soul out of the lower hell.
85:13 O God, the wicked are risen up against me, and the assembly of the mighty have sought my soul: * and they have not set thee before their eyes.
85:14 And thou, O Lord, art a God of compassion, and merciful, * patient, and of much mercy, and true.
85:15 O look upon me, and have mercy on me: * give thy command to thy servant, and save the son of thy handmaid.
85:16 Shew me a token for good: that they who hate me may see, and be confounded, * because thou, O Lord, hast helped me and hast comforted me.
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Ghost.
R. As it was in the beginning, is now, * and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Ant. All nations whom Thou hast made shall come * and worship before thee, O Lord.
V. Reges Tharsis et ínsulæ múnera ófferent.
R. Reges Arabum et Saba dona addúcent.
V. The kings of Tarshish and of the isles shall bring presents.
R. The kings of Arabia and Saba shall offer gifts.
Pater noster, qui es in cælis, sanctificétur nomen tuum: advéniat regnum tuum: fiat volúntas tua, sicut in cælo et in terra. Panem nostrum quotidiánum da nobis hódie: et dimítte nobis débita nostra, sicut et nos dimíttimus debitóribus nostris:
V. Et ne nos indúcas in tentatiónem:
R. Sed líbera nos a malo.
Absolutio. Ipsíus píetas et misericórdia nos ádjuvet, qui cum Patre et Spíritu Sancto vivit et regnat in sǽcula sæculórum. Amen.
Our Father, who art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us.
V. And lead us not into temptation:
R. But deliver us from evil.
Absolution. May His loving-kindness and mercy help us, Who liveth and reigneth with the Father, and the Holy Ghost, world without end. Amen.

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

Lectio 4
Sermo sancti Fulgéntii Epíscopi.
Ex Serm. 5. qui est de Epiphania, sub initium.
Ipse Deus, qui sibi in véteri testaménto primítias offérri mandávit, homo natus Géntium primítias suo cultui dedicávit. Pastóres fuérunt primítiæ Judæórum: Magi facti sunt primítiæ Géntium. Illi de próximo addúcti, isti de longínquo redúcti. Ubi est, ínquiunt, qui natus est Rex Judæórum? De Heróde rege Judæórum fílii jam fúerant nati. Archeláus natus est in palátio, Christus in diversório. Archeláus natus, est in lecto argénteo pósitus, Christus autem natus, in præsépio est brevíssimo collocátus: et tamen ille natus in palátio contémnitur, iste natus in diversório quæritur: ille a Magis nullátenus nominátur, iste invéntus supplíciter adorátur.
V. Tu autem, Dómine, miserére nobis.
R. Deo grátias.

R. Illumináre, illumináre Jerúsalem, quia venit lux tua:
* Et glória Dómini super te orta est.
V. Et ambulábunt Gentes in lúmine tuo, et reges in splendóre ortus tui.
R. Et glória Dómini super te orta est.

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. Fulgentius, Bishop of Ruspe.
5th on Twelfth-Day.
The same God Who in the Old Testament had commanded the first-fruits to be offered to Himself, being born as a man, Himself consecrated to His own worship the firstfruits of the nations. The Shepherds were the first-fruits of the Jews, and the wise men of the Gentiles. The first came from near at hand, the second from afar. Where is He, say they, that is born King of the Jews? Herod, the king of the Jews, had already had children. Archelaus was born in a palace, Christ at an inn; Archelaus was laid in a silver cradle, Christ in a manger. And yet the wise men sought, not Archelaus, but Christ; they did not even name him that was born in a palace, but when they found Him That lay in a manger, they fell down and worshipped Him.
V. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us.
R. Thanks be to God.

R. Shine, shine, O Jerusalem, for thy light is come;
* And the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee.
V. And the Gentiles shall walk in thy light, and kings in the brightness of thy rising.
R. And the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee.
V. Jube, domne, benedícere.
Benedictio. Christus perpétuæ det nobis gáudia vitæ. Amen.

Lectio 5
Quis est iste Rex Judæórum? Páuperet dives, húmilis et sublímis. Quis est iste Rex Judæórum, qui portátur ut párvulus, adorátur ut Deus? Parvus in præsépio, imménsus in cælo: vilis in pannis, pretiósus in stellis. Quid est quod sic turbáris, Heródes? Rex iste, qui natus est, non venit reges pugnándo superáre, sed moriéndo mirabíliter subjugáre. Nec ídeo natus est, ut tibi succédat, sed ut in eum mundus fidéliter credat. Venit ergo, non ut pugnet vivus, sed ut triúmphet occísus.
V. Tu autem, Dómine, miserére nobis.
R. Deo grátias.

R. Omnes de Saba vénient, aurum et thus deferéntes, et laudem Dómino annuntiántes,
* Allelúja, allelúja, allelúja.
V. Reges Tharsis et ínsulæ múnera ófferent, reges Arabum et Saba dona addúcent.
R. Allelúja, allelúja, allelúja.
V. Grant, Lord, a blessing.
Benediction. May Christ to all His people give, for ever in His sight to live. Amen.

Reading 5
Who is the King of the Jews? The Poor and the Rich, the Lowly and the Exalted One. Who is the King of the Jews? He Who, being carried at the breast, is adored as the Eternal; He Who lieth tiny in the manger, and is He Whom the heavens cannot contain; He Who is meanly wrapped in swaddling clothes, and is more glorious than all the stars. Why art thou troubled, O Herod? He that is born King of the Jews cometh not by carnal warfare to conquer other kings, but by a marvellous working, by dying, to subdue them to Himself. He is not born to be thy successor, but that the world may faithfully believe in Him. He cometh, not that He may fight in the flesh, but that He may conquer through the suffering of death.
V. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us.
R. Thanks be to God.

R. All they from Saba shall come, they shall bring gold and incense, and they shall show forth the praises of the Lord.
* Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia.
V. The kings of Tarshish and of the isles shall bring presents, the kings of Arabia and Saba shall offer gifts.
R. Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia.
V. Jube, domne, benedícere.
Benedictio. Ignem sui amóris accéndat Deus in córdibus nostris. Amen.

Lectio 6
Puer iste, qui nunc a Magis dícitur Rex Judæórum, idem Creátor est, et Dóminus Angelórum. Quaprópter cujus times infántiam nascéntis, magis timére debes omnipoténtiam judicántis. Noli eum timére regni tui successórem, sed time infidelitátis tuæ justíssimum damnatórem. Ite, inquit, et renuntiáte mihi, ut et ego véniens adórem eum. O callíditas ficta, o incredúlitas ímpia, o nequítia fraudulénta! Sanguis Innocéntium, quem crudéliter effudísti, attestátur quid de hoc púero voluísti.
V. Tu autem, Dómine, miserére nobis.
R. Deo grátias.

R. Magi véniunt ab Oriénte Jerosólymam, quæréntes, et dicéntes: Ubi est qui natus est, cujus stellam vídimus?
* Et vénimus adoráre Dóminum.
V. Vídimus stellam ejus in Oriénte.
R. Et vénimus adoráre Dóminum.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Et vénimus adoráre Dóminum.
V. Grant, Lord, a blessing.
Benediction. May the Spirit's fire Divine in our hearts enkindled shine. Amen.

Reading 6
The little Child, Whom the wise men call the King of the Jews, is the Maker and Lord of Angels. If thou fearest Him at His birth, thou hast more reason to fear Him as the Almighty Judge. Fear Him, not as a pretender to thy kingdom, but fear Him as Him Who will pass a most just sentence of condemnation on thee because thou hast not believed in Him. Go, said Herod, and bring me word again, that I may come and worship Him also. We know thy cunning lying, thy godless unbelief, thine iniquitous treachery. The blood of the innocents which thou didst cruelly shed, is witness to us of what thou wouldst have done to Him.
V. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us.
R. Thanks be to God.

R. There came wise men from the east to Jerusalem, asking and saying: Where is He That is born King of the Jews? for we have seen His star in the east;
* And are come to worship the Lord.
V. We have seen His star in the east.
R. And are come to worship the Lord.
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Ghost.
R. And are come to worship the Lord.
Nocturn III.
Ant. Homo natus est
Psalmus 86 [7]
86:1 Fundaménta ejus in móntibus sanctis: * díligit Dóminus portas Sion super ómnia tabernácula Jacob.
86:2 Gloriósa dicta sunt de te, * cívitas Dei.
86:3 Memor ero Rahab, et Babylónis * sciéntium me.
86:4 Ecce, alienígenæ, et Tyrus, et pópulus Æthíopum, * hi fuérunt illic.
86:5 Numquid Sion dicet: Homo, et homo natus est in ea: * et ipse fundávit eam Altíssimus?
86:6 Dóminus narrábit in scriptúris populórum, et príncipum: * horum, qui fuérunt in ea.
86:7 Sicut lætántium ómnium * habitátio est in te.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Sicut erat in princípio, et nunc, et semper, * et in sǽcula sæculórum. Amen.

Ant. Homo natus est * in ea, et ipse fundávit eam Altíssimus.
Nocturn III.
Ant. This man was born in her,
Psalm 86 [7]
86:1 The foundations thereof are in the holy mountains: * The Lord loveth the gates of Sion above all the tabernacles of Jacob.
86:2 Glorious things are said of thee, * O city of God.
86:3 I will be mindful of Rahab and of Babylon * knowing me.
86:4 Behold the foreigners, and Tyre, and the people of the Ethiopians, * these were there.
86:5 Shall not Sion say: This man and that man is born in her? * and the Highest himself hath founded her.
86:6 The Lord shall tell in his writings of peoples and of princes, * of them that have been in her.
86:7 The dwelling in thee * is as it were of all rejoicing.
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. This man was born in her, * and the Highest Himself hath established her.
Ant. Adoráte Dóminum,
Psalmus 95 [8]
95:1 Cantáte Dómino cánticum novum: * cantáte Dómino, omnis terra.
95:2 Cantáte Dómino, et benedícite nómini ejus: * annuntiáte de die in diem salutáre ejus.
95:3 Annuntiáte inter gentes glóriam ejus, * in ómnibus pópulis mirabília ejus.
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 ejus: * sanctimónia et magnificéntia in sanctificatióne ejus.
95:7 Afférte Dómino, pátriæ géntium, afférte Dómino glóriam et honórem: * afférte Dómino glóriam nómini ejus.
95:8 Tóllite hóstias, et introíte in átria ejus: * adoráte Dóminum in átrio sancto ejus.
95:9 Commoveátur a fácie ejus univérsa terra: * dícite in géntibus quia Dóminus regnávit.
95:10 Étenim corréxit orbem terræ qui non commovébitur: * judicábit pópulos in æquitáte.
95:11 Læténtur cæli, et exsúltet terra: commoveátur mare, et plenitúdo ejus: * gaudébunt campi, et ómnia quæ in eis sunt.
95:12 Tunc exsultábunt ómnia ligna silvárum a fácie Dómini, quia venit: * quóniam venit judicáre terram.
95:13 Judicábit 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. Adoráte Dóminum, * allelúja: in aula sancta ejus, allelúja.
Ant. O worship the Lord,
Psalm 95 [8]
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. O worship the Lord, * alleluia, in His holy temple, alleluia.
Ant. Adoráte Deum,
Psalmus 96 [9]
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.
96:8 Adoráte eum, omnes Ángeli ejus: * audívit, et lætáta est Sion.
96:9 Et exsultavérunt fíliæ Judæ, * propter judícia 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 justo, * et rectis corde lætítia.
96:13 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. Adoráte Deum, * allelúja: omnes Angeli ejus, allelúja.
Ant. Worship God,
Psalm 96 [9]
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. Worship God, * alleluia, all ye His Angels, alleluia.
V. Adoráte Dóminum, allelúja.
R. In aula sancta ejus, allelúja.
V. O worship the Lord, alleluia.
R. In His holy temple, alleluia.
Pater noster, qui es in cælis, sanctificétur nomen tuum: advéniat regnum tuum: fiat volúntas tua, sicut in cælo et in terra. Panem nostrum quotidiánum da nobis hódie: et dimítte nobis débita nostra, sicut et nos dimíttimus debitóribus nostris:
V. Et ne nos indúcas in tentatiónem:
R. Sed líbera nos a malo.
Absolutio. A vínculis peccatórum nostrórum absólvat nos omnípotens et miséricors Dóminus. Amen.
Our Father, who art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us.
V. And lead us not into temptation:
R. But deliver us from evil.
Absolution. May the Almighty and merciful Lord loose us from the bonds of our sins. Amen.

V. Jube, domne, benedícere.
Benedictio. Evangélica léctio sit nobis salus et protéctio. Amen.

Lectio 7
Léctio sancti Evangélii secúndum Matthǽum.
Matt 2:1-12
Cum natus esset Jesus in Béthlehem Juda in diébus Heródis regis, ecce Magi ab Oriénte venérunt Jerosólymam, dicéntes: Ubi est qui natus est Rex Judæórum? Et réliqua.

Homilía sancti Ambrósii Epíscopi
Liber 2 in Lucam cap. 2. post init.
Quæ sunt ista veræ fídei múnera? Aurum Regi, thus Deo, myrrha defúncto. Aliud enim Regis insígne, áliud divínæ sacraméntum potestátis, áliud honor est sepultúræ, quæ non corrúmpat corpus mórtui, sed resérvet. Nos quoque, qui hæc audímus et légimus, de thesáuris nostris tália, fratres, múnera proferámus. Habémus enim thesáurum in vasis fictílibus. Si ígitur in teípso quod es, non ex te debes æstimáre, sed ex Christo: quanto magis in Christo non tua debes æstimáre, sed Christi?
V. Tu autem, Dómine, miserére nobis.
R. Deo grátias.

R. Stella, quam víderant Magi in Oriénte, antecedébat eos, donec venírent ad locum, ubi puer erat.
* Vidéntes autem eam, gavísi sunt gáudio magno.
V. Et intrántes domum, invenérunt púerum cum María matre ejus, et procidéntes adoravérunt eum.
R. Vidéntes autem eam, gavísi sunt gáudio magno.

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

Reading 7
From the Holy Gospel according to Matthew
Matt 2:1-12
When Jesus therefore was born in Bethlehem of Juda, in the days of king Herod, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem. Saying, Where is he that is born king of the Jews? And so on.

Homily by St. Ambrose, Bishop of Milan.
Book ii. on Luke ii.
What are the gifts of the faithful and true? Gold to our King, frankincense to our God, and myrrh to Him Who died for us. The first is that whereof are made the royal honours of kings, the second is that mystic offering which is used in the worship of the Divine Power, and the third is that wherewith we pay respect to the dead, whose bodies it keepeth from corruption. My brethren, let us who hear and read these things, make offering out of what treasures we have albeit we have it in earthen vessels. 2 Cor. iv. 7. If we confess that all that we have, we have, not from ourselves, but from Christ, how much more should we confess that whatever we have is not our own, but Christ's?
V. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us.
R. Thanks be to God.

R. The star which the wise men had seen in the East, went before them, till they came where the young Child was.
* And when they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy.
V. And when they were come into the house, they found the young Child with Mary His Mother, and fell down and worshipped Him.
R. And when they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy.
V. Jube, domne, benedícere.
Benedictio. Divínum auxílium máneat semper nobíscum. Amen.

Lectio 8
Ergo Magi de thesáuris suis ófferunt múnera. Vultis scire quam bonum méritum hábeant? Stella ab his vidétur: ubi Heródes est, non vidétur; ubi Christus est, rursus vidétur, et viam demónstrat. Ergo stella hæc via est, et via Christus: quia secúndum incarnatiónis mystérium Christus est stella. Oriétur enim stella ex Jacob, et exsúrget homo ex Israël. Dénique ubi Christus, et stella est. Ipse enim est stella spléndida et matutína. Sua ígitur ipse luce se signat.
V. Tu autem, Dómine, miserére nobis.
R. Deo grátias.

R. Vidéntes stellam Magi, gavísi sunt gáudio magno:
* Et intrántes domum invenérunt púerum cum María matre ejus, et procidéntes adoravérunt eum: * Et apértis thesáuris suis obtulérunt ei múnera, aurum, thus, et mýrrham.
V. Stella, quam víderant Magi in Oriénte, antecedébat eos, usque dum véniens staret supra ubi erat puer.
R. Et intrántes domum invenérunt púerum cum María matre ejus, et procidéntes adoravérunt eum:
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Et apértis thesáuris suis obtulérunt ei múnera, aurum, thus, et mýrrham.
V. Grant, Lord, a blessing.
Benediction. God's most mighty strength alway be His people's staff and stay. Amen.

Reading 8
The wise men out of their treasures presented unto Him gifts. Wilt thou know how pleasing to Him they were? The star appeared to them, but disappeared when it came near Herod. Then it appeareth to them again, leading them on the way that led to Christ. This star then was the way, and we know that Christ calleth Himself the Way. John xiv. 6. And truly also in the mystery of His Incarnation He is called a Star; as it is written There shall come forth a Star out of Jacob, and a Man shall rise out of Israel. Where Christ is, there is a Star; yea, He is Himself the bright and morning Star. Apoc. xxii. 16. And the light that leadeth to Jesus is His own.
V. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us.
R. Thanks be to God.

R. When the wise men saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy.
* And when they were come into the house, they found the young Child with Mary His Mother, and fell down and worshipped Him; *
and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto Him gifts; gold, and frankincense, and myrrh.
V. The star which the wise men had seen in the East, went before them, till it came and stood over where the young Child was.
R. And when they were come into the house, they found the young Child with Mary His Mother, and fell down and worshipped Him.
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Ghost.
R. And when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto Him gifts; gold, and frankincense, and myrrh.
V. Jube, domne, benedícere.
Benedictio. Ad societátem cívium supernórum perdúcat nos Rex Angelórum. Amen.

Lectio 9
Accipe áliud documéntum. Alia venérunt via Magi, ália rédeunt. Qui enim Christum víderant, Christum intelléxerant; melióres útique, quam vénerant, revertúntur. Duæ quippe sunt viæ: una, quæ ducit ad intéritum; alia, quæ ducit ad regnum. Illa peccatórum est, quæ ducit ad Heródem: hæc Christus est, qua redítur ad pátriam. Hic enim temporális est incolátus, sicut scriptum est: Multum íncola facta est ánima mea.
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
Remark another point. The wise men came by one way and departed by another. They that had seen Christ, knew Christ, and they departed better than they came. There are two ways, the one which leadeth to destruction, the other which leadeth to the kingdom; the one is the way of sin, which leadeth to Herod; the other is Christ, the true Way, Who leadeth us home to the fatherland, from that journeying here, whereof it is said My soul hath long dwelt as an exile. (Ps. cxix. 5.)
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 hodiérna die Unigénitum tuum Géntibus stella duce revelásti: concéde propítius; ut qui jam te ex fide cognóvimus, usque ad contemplándam spéciem tuæ celsitúdinis perducámur.
Per eúmdem Dóminum nostrum Jesum Christum Fílium tuum, qui tecum vivit et regnat in unitáte Spíritus Sancti, Deus, per ómnia sǽcula sæculórum.
R. Amen.

Prayer {from the Proper of Saints}
V. O Lord, hear my prayer.
R. And let my cry come unto thee.
Let us pray.
O God, Who by the leading of a star didst, as on this day, manifest thine Only-begotten Son to the Gentiles, mercifully grant that we, which know thee now by faith, may after this life have the fruition of thy glorious Godhead:
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 quotidiánum da nobis hódie: et dimítte nobis débita nostra, sicut et nos dimíttimus debitóribus nostris: et ne nos indúcas in tentatiónem: sed líbera nos a malo. Amen.
Conclusion
V. O Lord, hear my prayer.
R. And let my cry come unto thee.
V. Let us bless the Lord.
R. Thanks be to God.
V. May the souls of the faithful, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.
R. Amen.
Our Father, who art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation: But deliver us from evil. Amen.
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