Maternitatis Beatæ Mariæ Virginis ~ II. classis
Tempora: Feria Quinta infra Hebdomadam XX post Octavam Pentecostes I. Octobris

Matutinum    10-11-2018

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. Maternitátem beátæ Maríæ Vírginis celebrémus: * Christum eius Fílium adorémus Dóminum.
Ant. Maternitátem beátæ Maríæ Vírginis celebrémus: * Christum eius Fílium adorémus Dóminum.
Veníte, exsultémus Dómino, iubilémus Deo, salutári nostro: præoccupémus fáciem eius in confessióne, et in psalmis iubilémus ei.
Ant. Maternitátem beátæ Maríæ Vírginis celebrémus: * Christum eius Fílium adorémus Dóminum.
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. Christum eius Fílium adorémus Dóminum.
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. Maternitátem beátæ Maríæ Vírginis celebrémus: * Christum eius Fílium adorémus Dóminum.
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. Christum eius Fílium adorémus Dóminum.
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. Maternitátem beátæ Maríæ Vírginis celebrémus: * Christum eius Fílium adorémus Dóminum.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Sicut erat in princípio, et nunc, et semper, * et in sǽcula sæculórum. Amen.
Ant. Christum eius Fílium adorémus Dóminum.
Ant. Maternitátem beátæ Maríæ Vírginis celebrémus: * Christum eius Fílium adorémus Dóminum.
Invitatory {Antiphon from the Proper of Saints}
Ant. Let us celebrate the Motherhood of the Blessed Virgin Mary: * Let us worship Christ her Son, our Lord.
Ant. Let us celebrate the Motherhood of the Blessed Virgin Mary: * Let us worship Christ her Son, our Lord.
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. Let us celebrate the Motherhood of the Blessed Virgin Mary: * Let us worship Christ her Son, our Lord.
For the Lord is a great God, and a great King above all gods. For the Lord will not cast off his people: for in his hand are all the ends of the earth, and the heights of the mountains are his.
Ant. Let us worship Christ her Son, our Lord.
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. Let us celebrate the Motherhood of the Blessed Virgin Mary: * Let us worship Christ her Son, our Lord.
Today if you shall hear his voice, harden not your hearts: As in the provocation, according to the day of temptation in the wilderness: where your fathers tempted me, they proved me, and saw my works.
Ant. Let us worship Christ her Son, our Lord.
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. Let us celebrate the Motherhood of the Blessed Virgin Mary: * Let us worship Christ her Son, our Lord.
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Ghost.
R. As it was in the beginning, is now, * and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
Ant. Let us worship Christ her Son, our Lord.
Ant. Let us celebrate the Motherhood of the Blessed Virgin Mary: * Let us worship Christ her Son, our Lord.
Hymnus {ex Proprio Sanctorum}
Cæli Redémptor prǽtulit
Felícis alvum Vírginis,
Ubi futúra víctima
Mortále corpus índuit.

Hæc Virgo nobis édidit
Nostræ salútis áuspicem,
Qui nos redémit sánguine,
Pœnas crucémque pértulit.

Spes læta nostro e péctore
Pellat timóres ánxios:
Hæc quippe nostras lácrimas
Precésque defert Fílio.

Voces Paréntis éxcipit,
Votísque Natus ánnuit:
Hanc quisque semper díligat,
Rebúsque in arctis ínvocet.

Sit Trinitáti glória,
Quæ Matris intáctum sinum
Ditávit almo gérmine,
Laus sit per omne sǽculum.
Amen.
Hymn {from the Proper of Saints}
In heaven's court the choice was weighed,
And fixed upon the Blessed Maid,
Whence there was born, by God's decree,
Christ's ransoming humanity.

And so this Virgin-Mother bore
Him who to save us suffered sore,
Whose life-blood there the earth bedewed
Where he redeemed us on the Rood.

Let anxious fears from man depart,
And hope give joy to every heart,
For with her Son she e'er will plead
That he our tears and prayers may heed.

He welcometh his Mother's plea,
And listeneth right graciously;
Let his, like him, love her indeed,
And seek her help for human need.

All glory to the Trinity
Who made the Virgin's womb to be
A Shrine for Christ's humanity,
To whom be praise eternally.
Amen.
Psalmi cum lectionibus {Antiphonæ et Psalmi ex Commune aut Festo}
Nocturn I.
Ant. Benedícta tu * in muliéribus, et benedíctus fructus ventris tui.
Psalmus 8 [1]
8:2 Dómine, Dóminus noster, * quam admirábile est nomen tuum in univérsa terra!
8:2 Quóniam eleváta est magnificéntia tua, * super cælos.
8:3 Ex ore infántium et lacténtium perfecísti laudem propter inimícos tuos, * ut déstruas inimícum et ultórem.
8:4 Quóniam vidébo cælos tuos, ópera digitórum tuórum: * lunam et stellas, quæ tu fundásti.
8:5 Quid est homo quod memor es eius? * aut fílius hóminis, quóniam vísitas eum?
8:6 Minuísti eum paulo minus ab Ángelis, glória et honóre coronásti eum: * et constituísti eum super ópera mánuum tuárum.
8:8 Omnia subiecísti sub pédibus eius, * oves et boves univérsas: ínsuper et pécora campi.
8:9 Vólucres cæli, et pisces maris, * qui perámbulant sémitas maris.
8:10 Dómine, Dóminus noster, * quam admirábile est nomen tuum in univérsa terra!
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Sicut erat in princípio, et nunc, et semper, * et in sǽcula sæculórum. Amen.

Ant. Benedícta tu in muliéribus, et benedíctus fructus ventris tui.
Psalms with lections {Antiphons and psalms from the Common or Feast}
Nocturn I.
Ant. Blessed art thou among women, * and blessed is the fruit of thy womb.
Psalm 8 [1]
8:2 Yahweh, notre Seigneur, * que Votre nom est glorieux sur toute la terre !
8:2 Vous qui avez revêtu * les cieux de Votre majesté !
8:3 Par la bouche des enfants et de ceux qui sont à la mamelle Vous Vous êtes fondé une force pour confondre Vos ennemis, * pour imposer silence à l'adversaire et au blasphémateur.
8:4 Quand je contemple Vos cieux, ouvrage de Vos doigts, * la lune et les étoiles que Vous avez créées, je m'écrie :
8:5 Qu'est-ce que l'homme, pour que Vous Vous souveniez de lui, * et le fils de l'homme, pour que Vous en preniez soin ?
8:6 Vous l'avez fait de peu inférieur aux anges, Vous l'avez couronné de gloire et d'honneur. * Vous lui as donné l'empire sur les œuvres de Vos mains.
8:8 Vous avez mis toutes choses sous ses pieds : * Brebis et bœufs, tous ensemble, et les animaux des champs;
8:9 Oiseaux du ciel et poissons de la mer, et tout ce qui parcourt les sentiers des mers.
8:10 Yahweh, notre Seigneur, * que Votre nom est glorieux sur toute la terre !
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. Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb.
Ant. Sicut myrrha * elécta, odórem dedísti suavitátis, sancta Dei Génetrix.
Psalmus 18 [2]
18:2 Cæli enárrant glóriam Dei: * et ópera mánuum eius annúntiat firmaméntum.
18:3 Dies diéi erúctat verbum, * et nox nocti índicat sciéntiam.
18:4 Non sunt loquélæ, neque sermónes, * quorum non audiántur voces eórum.
18:5 In omnem terram exívit sonus eórum: * et in fines orbis terræ verba eórum.
18:6 In sole pósuit tabernáculum suum: * et ipse tamquam sponsus procédens de thálamo suo:
18:6 Exsultávit ut gigas ad curréndam viam, * a summo cælo egréssio eius:
18:7 Et occúrsus eius usque ad summum eius: * nec est qui se abscóndat a calóre eius.
18:8 Lex Dómini immaculáta, convértens ánimas: * testimónium Dómini fidéle, sapiéntiam præstans párvulis.
18:9 Iustítiæ Dómini rectæ, lætificántes corda: * præcéptum Dómini lúcidum, illúminans óculos.
18:10 Timor Dómini sanctus, pérmanens in sǽculum sǽculi: * iudícia Dómini vera, iustificáta in semetípsa.
18:11 Desiderabília super aurum et lápidem pretiósum multum: * et dulcióra super mel et favum.
18:12 Étenim servus tuus custódit ea, * in custodiéndis illis retribútio multa.
18:13 Delícta quis intéllegit? ab occúltis meis munda me: * et ab aliénis parce servo tuo.
18:14 Si mei non fúerint domináti, tunc immaculátus ero: * et emundábor a delícto máximo.
18:15 Et erunt ut compláceant elóquia oris mei: * et meditátio cordis mei in conspéctu tuo semper.
18:15 Dómine, adiútor meus, * et redémptor meus.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Sicut erat in princípio, et nunc, et semper, * et in sǽcula sæculórum. Amen.

Ant. Sicut myrrha elécta, odórem dedísti suavitátis, sancta Dei Génetrix.
Ant. O Holy Mother of God * thou hast yielded a pleasant odor like the best myrrh.
Psalm 18 [2]
18:2 Les cieux racontent la gloire de Dieu, * et le firmament annonce l'œuvre de ses mains.
18:3 Le jour crie au jour la louange, * la nuit l'apprend à la nuit.
18:4 Ce n'est pas un langage, ce ne sont pas des paroles; * dont la voix ne soit pas entendue.
18:5 Leur son parcourt toute la terre, * leurs accents vont jusqu'aux extrémités du monde.
18:6 C'est là qu'Il a dressé une tente pour le soleil. * Et lui, semblable à l'époux qui sort de la chambre nuptiale,
18:6 Il s'élance joyeux, comme un héros, pour fournir sa carrière. * Il part d'une extrémité du ciel,
18:7 Et sa course s'achève à l'autre extrémité : * rien ne se dérobe à sa chaleur.
18:8 La loi de Yahweh est parfaite : elle restaure l'âme. * Le témoignage de Yahweh est sur : Il donne la sagesse aux simples.
18:9 Les ordonnances de Yahweh sont droites : elles réjouissent les cœurs. * Le précepte de Yahweh est pur : Il éclaire les yeux.
18:10 La crainte de Yahweh est sainte : elle subsiste à jamais. * Les décrets de Yahweh sont vrais : ils sont tous justes.
18:11 Ils sont plus précieux que l'or, que beaucoup d'or fin; * plus doux que le miel, que celui qui coule des rayons.
18:12 Votre serviteur aussi est éclairé par eux; * grande récompense à qui les observe.
18:13 Qui connaît ses égarements ? Pardonnez-moi ceux que j'ignore ! * Préservez aussi Votre serviteur des orgueilleux ;
18:14 Qu'ils ne dominent point sur moi ! Alors je serai parfait * et je serai pur de grands péchés.
18:15 Accueillez avec faveur les paroles de ma bouche, * et les sentiments de mon cœur devant Vous,
18:15 Yahweh, mon rocher * et mon libérateur !
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 Holy Mother of God thou hast yielded a pleasant odor like the best myrrh.
Ant. Ante torum * huius Vírginis frequentáte nobis dúlcia cántica drámatis.
Psalmus 23 [3]
23:1 Dómini est terra, et plenitúdo eius: * orbis terrárum, et univérsi qui hábitant in eo.
23:2 Quia ipse super mária fundávit eum: * et super flúmina præparávit eum.
23:3 Quis ascéndet in montem Dómini? * aut quis stabit in loco sancto eius?
23:4 Ínnocens mánibus et mundo corde, * qui non accépit in vano ánimam suam, nec iurávit in dolo próximo suo.
23:5 Hic accípiet benedictiónem a Dómino: * et misericórdiam a Deo, salutári suo.
23:6 Hæc est generátio quæréntium eum, * quæréntium fáciem Dei Iacob.
23:7 Attóllite portas, príncipes, vestras, et elevámini, portæ æternáles: * et introíbit Rex glóriæ.
23:8 Quis est iste Rex glóriæ? * Dóminus fortis et potens: Dóminus potens in prǽlio.
23:9 Attóllite portas, príncipes, vestras, et elevámini, portæ æternáles: * et introíbit Rex glóriæ.
23:10 Quis est iste Rex glóriæ? * Dóminus virtútum ipse est Rex glóriæ.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Sicut erat in princípio, et nunc, et semper, * et in sǽcula sæculórum. Amen.

Ant. Ante torum huius Vírginis frequentáte nobis dúlcia cántica drámatis.
Ant. Sing for us again and again before this maiden's bed * the tender idylls of the play.
Psalm 23 [3]
23:1 A Yahweh est la terre et ce qu'elle renferme, * le monde et tous ceux qui l'habitent.
23:2 Car c'est Lui qui l'a fondée sur les mers, * qui l'a affermie sur les fleuves.
23:3 Qui montera à la montagne de Yahweh ? * qui se tiendra dans son lieu saint ?
23:4 Celui qui a les mains innocentes et le cœur pur; * celui qui ne livre pas son âme au mensonge, et qui ne jure pas pour tromper.
23:5 Il obtiendra la bénédiction de Yahweh, * la justice du Dieu de son salut.
23:6 Telle est la race de ceux qui le cherchent, * de ceux qui cherchent la face du Dieu de Jacob.
23:7 Portes, élevez vos linteaux; élevez-vous, portes antiques : * que le Roi de gloire fasse son entrée !
23:8 Quel est ce Roi de gloire ? * Yahweh fort et puissant, Yahweh puissant dans les combats.
23:9 Portes, élevez vos linteaux; élevez-vous, portes antiques : * que le Roi de gloire fasse son entrée !
23:10 Quel est ce Roi de gloire ? * Yahweh des armées, voilà le Roi de gloire !
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 for us again and again before this maiden's bed the tender idylls of the play.
V. Spécie tua et pulchritúdine tua.
R. Inténde, próspere procéde, et regna.
V. In thy comeliness and thy beauty.
R. Go forward, fare prosperously, and reign.
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 Ecclesiástici
Sir 24:5-11
5 Ego ex ore Altíssimi prodívi, primogénita ante omnem creatúram:
6 Ego feci in cælis ut orirétur lumen indefíciens, et sicut nébula texi omnem terram:
7 Ego in altíssimis habitávi et thronus meus in colúmna nubis.
8 Gyrum cæli circuívi sola, et profúndum abyssi penetrávi, in fluctibus maris ambulávi,
9 Et in omni terra steti: et in omni pópulo,
10 Et in omni gente primátum hábui:
11 Et ómnium excelléntium et humílium corda virtúte calcávi: et in his ómnibus réquiem quæsívi, et in hereditáte Dómini morábor.
V. Tu autem, Dómine, miserére nobis.
R. Deo grátias.

R. Felix es, sacra Virgo María et omni laude digníssima;
* Ex qua ortus est sol iustítiæ, Christus Deus noster, per quem salváti et redémpti sumus.
V. Maternitátem beátæ Maríæ Vírginis cum gáudio celebrémus.
R. Ex qua ortus est sol iustítiæ, Christus Deus noster, per quem salváti et redémpti sumus.

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

Reading 1
Lesson from the book of Ecclesiasticus
Sir 24:5-11
5 I came out of the mouth of the most High, the firstborn before all creatures:
6 I made that in the heavens there should rise light that never faileth, and as a cloud I covered all the earth:
7 I dwelt in the highest places, and my throne is in a pillar of a cloud.
8 I alone have compassed the circuit of heaven, and have penetrated into the bottom of the deep, and have walked in the waves of the sea,
9 And have stood in all the earth: and in every people,
10 And in every nation I have had the chief rule:
11 And by my power I have trodden under my feet the hearts of all the high and low: and in all these I sought rest, and I shall abide in the inheritance of the Lord.
V. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us.
R. Thanks be to God.

R. O Holy Virgin Mary, happy art thou, and right worthy of all praise;
* For out of thee rose the Sun of righteousness, even Christ our God, by whom we are saved and redeemed.
V. Let us celebrate with joy the Motherhood of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
R. For out of thee rose the Sun of righteousness, even Christ our God, by whom we are saved and redeemed.
V. Iube, Dómine, benedícere.
Benedictio. Unigénitus Dei Fílius nos benedícere et adiuváre dignétur. Amen.

Lectio 2
Sir 24:12-16
12 Tunc præcépit, et dixit mihi Creátor ómnium, et qui creávit me, requiévit in tabernáculo meo,
13 Et dixit mihi: in Iacob inhábita, et in Israël hereditáre, et in eléctis meis mitte radíces.
14 Ab inítio, et ante sǽcula creáta sum, et usque ad futúrum sǽculum non désinam, et in habitatióne sancta coram ipso ministrávi.
15 Et sic in Sion firmáta sum, et in civitáte sanctificáta simíliter requiévi, et in Ierúsalem potéstas mea.
16 Et radicávi in pópulo honorificáto, et in parte Dei mei heréditas illíus, et in plenitúdine sanctórum deténtio mea.
V. Tu autem, Dómine, miserére nobis.
R. Deo grátias.

R. Sine tactu pudóris invénta es Mater Salvatóris:
* Qui cælum terrámque regit, in tua se clausit víscera factus homo.
V. Benedícta tu in muliéribus, et benedíctus fructus ventris tui.
R. Qui cælum terrámque regit, in tua se clausit víscera factus homo.
V. Grant, Lord, a blessing.
Benediction. May the Son, the Sole-begotten, mercifully bless and keep us. Amen.

Reading 2
Sir 24:12-16
12 Then the creator of all things commanded, and said to me: and he that made me, rested in my tabernacle,
13 And he said to me: Let thy dwelling be in Jacob, and thy inheritance in Israel, and take root in my elect.
14 From the beginning, and before the world, was I created, and unto the world to come I shall not cease to be, and in the holy dwelling place I have ministered before him.
15 And so was I established in Sion, and in the holy city likewise I rested, and my power was in Jerusalem.
16 And I took root in an honourable people, and in the portion of my God his inheritance, and my abode is in the full assembly of saints.
V. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us.
R. Thanks be to God.

R. From thee, still maiden undefiled, the Saviour came a little Child:
* He the Lord who ruleth o'er earth and o'er heaven for ever, being made man, was enclosed in the blest sides of thy womb.
V. Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the Fruit of thy womb.
R. He the Lord who ruleth o'er earth and o'er heaven for ever, being made man, was enclosed in the blest sides of thy womb.
V. Iube, Dómine, benedícere.
Benedictio. Spíritus Sancti grátia illúminet sensus et corda nostra. Amen.

Lectio 3
Sir 24:17-23
17 Quasi cedrus exaltáta sum in Líbano, et quasi cypréssus in monte Sion:
18 Quasi palma exaltáta sum in Cades, et quasi plantátio rosæ in Iericho:
19 Quasi olíva speciósa in campis, et quasi plátanus exaltáta sum iuxta aquam in platéis.
20 Sicut cinnamómum et bálsamum aromatízans odórem dedi; quasi myrrha elécta dedi suavitátem odóris,
21 Et quasi storax, et gálbanus, et úngula, et gutta, et quasi Líbanus non incísus vaporávi habitatiónem meam, et quasi bálsamum non mixtum odor meus.
22 Ego quasi terebínthus exténdi ramos meos, et rami mei honóris et grátiæ.
23 Ego quasi vitis fructificávi suavitátem odoris.
V. Tu autem, Dómine, miserére nobis.
R. Deo grátias.

R. Multæ fíliæ congregavérunt divítias, tu supergréssa es univérsas:
* Speciósa facta es et suávis in delíciis tuis, sancta Dei Génetrix.
V. Séntiant omnes tuum iuvamen, quicúmque célebrant tuam sanctam Maternitátem.
R. Speciósa facta es et suávis in delíciis tuis, sancta Dei Génetrix.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Speciósa facta es et suávis in delíciis tuis, sancta Dei Génetrix.
V. Grant, Lord, a blessing.
Benediction. May the grace of the Holy Spirit enlighten all our hearts and minds. Amen.

Reading 3
Sir 24:17-23
17 I was exalted like a cedar in Libanus, and as a cypress tree on mount Sion.
18 I was exalted like a palm tree in Cades, and as a rose plant in Jericho:
19 As a fair olive tree in the plains, and as a plane tree by the water in the streets, was I exalted.
20 I gave a sweet smell like cinnamon. and aromatical balm: I yielded a sweet odour like the best myrrh:
21 And I perfumed my dwelling as storax, and galbanum, and onyx, and aloes, and as the frankincense not cut, and my odour is as the purest balm.
22 I have stretched out my branches as the turpentine tree, and my branches are of honour and grace.
23 As the vine I have brought forth a pleasant odour: and my flowers are the fruit of honour and riches.
V. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us.
R. Thanks be to God.

R. Many daughters have gotten riches, but thou excellest them all:
* O holy Mother of God, thou art become beautiful and gentle in thy gladness.
V. May all that are keeping holy-day in honour of thy blessed Motherhood feel the might of thine assistance.
R. O holy Mother of God, thou art become beautiful and gentle in thy gladness.
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Ghost.
R. O holy Mother of God, thou art become beautiful and gentle in thy gladness.
Nocturn II.
Ant. Spécie tua * et pulchritúdine tua inténde, próspere procéde, et regna.
Psalmus 44 [4]
44:2 Eructávit cor meum verbum bonum: * dico ego ópera mea Regi.
44:2 Lingua mea cálamus scribæ: * velóciter scribéntis.
44:3 Speciósus forma præ fíliis hóminum, diffúsa est grátia in lábiis tuis: * proptérea benedíxit te Deus in ætérnum.
44:4 Accíngere gládio tuo super femur tuum, * potentíssime.
44:5 Spécie tua et pulchritúdine tua: * inténde, próspere procéde, et regna.
44:5 Propter veritátem, et mansuetúdinem, et iustítiam: * et dedúcet te mirabíliter déxtera tua.
44:6 Sagíttæ tuæ acútæ, pópuli sub te cadent: * in corda inimicórum Regis.
44:7 Sedes tua, Deus, in sǽculum sǽculi: * virga directiónis virga regni tui.
44:8 Dilexísti iustítiam, et odísti iniquitátem: * proptérea unxit te, Deus, Deus tuus, óleo lætítiæ præ consórtibus tuis.
44:9 Myrrha, et gutta, et cásia a vestiméntis tuis, a dómibus ebúrneis: * ex quibus delectavérunt te fíliæ regum in honóre tuo.
44:10 Ástitit regína a dextris tuis in vestítu deauráto: * circúmdata varietáte.
44:11 Audi fília, et vide, et inclína aurem tuam: * et oblivíscere populum tuum et domum patris tui.
44:12 Et concupíscet Rex decórem tuum: * quóniam ipse est Dóminus Deus tuus, et adorábunt eum.
44:13 Et fíliæ Tyri in munéribus * vultum tuum deprecabúntur: omnes dívites plebis.
44:14 Omnis glória eius fíliæ Regis ab intus, * in fímbriis áureis circumamícta varietátibus.
44:15 Adducéntur Regi vírgines post eam: * próximæ eius afferéntur tibi.
44:16 Afferéntur in lætítia et exsultatióne: * adducéntur in templum Regis.
44:17 Pro pátribus tuis nati sunt tibi fílii: * constítues eos príncipes super omnem terram.
44:18 Mémores erunt nóminis tui: * in omni generatióne et generatiónem.
44:18 Proptérea pópuli confitebúntur tibi in ætérnum: * et in sǽculum sǽculi.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Sicut erat in princípio, et nunc, et semper, * et in sǽcula sæculórum. Amen.

Ant. Spécie tua et pulchritúdine tua inténde, próspere procéde, et regna.
Nocturn II.
Ant. In thy comeliness and thy beauty, * go forward, fare prosperously, and reign.
Psalm 44 [4]
44:2 De mon cœur jaillit un beau chant; * je dis : "Mon œuvre est pour un roi !"
44:2 Ma langue est comme le roseau * rapide du scribe,
44:3 Tu es le plus beau des fils de l'homme, * la grâce est répandue sur tes lèvres; * c'est pourquoi Dieu t'a béni pour toujours.
44:4 Ceins ton épée sur ta cuisse, * ô héros,
44:5 Revêts ta splendeur et ta majesté. * Et dans ta majesté avance-toi, monte sur ton char, combats
44:5 Pour la vérité, la douceur et la justice; * et que ta droite te fasse accomplir des faits merveilleux.
44:6 Tes flèches sont aiguës; des peuples tomberont à tes pieds; * elles perceront le cœur des ennemis du roi.
44:7 Ton trône, ô Dieu, est établi pour toujours; * le sceptre de ta royauté est un sceptre de droiture.
44:8 Tu aimes la justice et tu hais l'iniquité : * c'est pourquoi Dieu, ton Dieu, t'a oint d'une huile d'allégresse, de préférence à tes compagnons.
44:9 La myrrhe, l'aloès et la casse s'exhalent de tous tes vêtements; * des palais d'ivoire, les lyres te réjouissent.
44:10 Des filles de rois sont parmi tes bien-aimées; la reine est à ta droite, * parée de l'or d'Ophir.
44:11 "Ecoute, ma fille, regarde et prête l'oreille : * oublie ton peuple et la maison de ton père,
44:12 Et le roi sera épris de ta beauté; * car il est ton Seigneur : rends-lui tes hommages.
44:13 La fille de Tyr, avec des présents, * et les plus riches du peuple rechercheront ta faveur."
44:14 Toute resplendissante est la fille du roi dans l'intérieur; * son vêtement est fait de tissus d'or.
44:15 En robe de couleurs variées, elle est présentée au roi; * après elles, des jeunes filles ses compagnes, te sont amenées.
44:16 On les introduit au milieu des réjouissances et de l'allégresse; * elles entrent dans le palais du Roi.
44:17 Tes enfants prendront la place de tes pères; * tu les établiras princes sur toute la terre.
44:18 Je rappellerai ton nom * dans tous les âges;
44:18 Et les peuples te loueront éternellement * et à jamais.
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 thy comeliness and thy beauty, go forward, fare prosperously, and reign.
Ant. Adiuvábit eam * Deus vultu suo: Deus in médio eius, non commovébitur.
Psalmus 45 [5]
45:2 Deus noster refúgium, et virtus: * adiútor in tribulatiónibus, quæ invenérunt nos nimis.
45:3 Proptérea non timébimus dum turbábitur terra: * et transferéntur montes in cor maris.
45:4 Sonuérunt, et turbátæ sunt aquæ eórum: * conturbáti sunt montes in fortitúdine eius.
45:5 Flúminis ímpetus lætíficat civitátem Dei: * sanctificávit tabernáculum suum Altíssimus.
45:6 Deus in médio eius, non commovébitur: * adiuvábit eam Deus mane dilúculo.
45:7 Conturbátæ sunt gentes, et inclináta sunt regna: * dedit vocem suam, mota est terra.
45:8 Dóminus virtútum nobíscum: * suscéptor noster Deus Iacob.
45:9 Veníte, et vidéte ópera Dómini, quæ pósuit prodígia super terram: * áuferens bella usque ad finem terræ.
45:10 Arcum cónteret, et confrínget arma: * et scuta combúret igni.
45:11 Vacáte, et vidéte quóniam ego sum Deus: * exaltábor in Géntibus, et exaltábor in terra.
45:12 Dóminus virtútum nobíscum: * suscéptor noster Deus Iacob.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Sicut erat in princípio, et nunc, et semper, * et in sǽcula sæculórum. Amen.

Ant. Adiuvábit eam Deus vultu suo: Deus in médio eius, non commovébitur.
Ant. God shall give her the help of His countenance; * God is in the midst of her, she shall not be moved.
Psalm 45 [5]
45:2 Dieu est notre refuge et notre force; * un secours que l'on rencontre toujours dans la détresse.
45:3 Aussi sommes-nous sans crainte si la terre est bouleversée, * si les montagnes s'abîment au sein de l'océan,
45:4 Si les flots de la mer s'agitent, bouillonnent, * et, dans leur furie, ébranlent les montagnes.
45:5 Un fleuve réjouit de ses courants la cité de Dieu, * le sanctuaire où habite le Très-Haut.
45:6 Dieu est au milieu d'elle : elle est inébranlable; * au lever de l'aurore, Dieu vient à son secours.
45:7 Les nations s'agitent, les royaumes s'ébranlent; * Il fait entendre Sa voix et la terre se fond d'épouvante.
45:8 Yahweh des armées est avec nous; * le Dieu de Jacob est pour nous une citadelle.
45:9 Venez, contemplez les œuvres de Yahweh, les dévastations qu'Il a opérées sur la terre ! * Il a fait cesser les combats jusqu'au bout de ta terre,
45:10 Il a brisé l'arc, Il a rompu la lance, * Il a consumé par le feu les chars de guerre :
45:11 "Arrêtez et reconnaissez que Je suis Dieu; * Je domine sur les nations, Je domine sur la terre !"
45:12 Yahweh des armées est avec nous, * le Dieu de Jacob est pour nous une citadelle.
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Ghost.
R. As it was in the beginning, is now, * and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Ant. God shall give her the help of His countenance; God is in the midst of her, she shall not be moved.
Ant. Sicut lætántium * ómnium nostrum habitátio est in te, sancta Dei Génetrix.
Psalmus 86 [6]
86:1 Fundaménta eius in móntibus sanctis: * díligit Dóminus portas Sion super ómnia tabernácula Iacob.
86:3 Gloriósa dicta sunt de te, * cívitas Dei.
86:4 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. Sicut lætántium ómnium nostrum habitátio est in te, sancta Dei Génetrix.
Ant. O Holy Mother of God * all we who dwell in thee are in gladness.
Psalm 86 [6]
86:1 Il l'a fondée sur les saintes montagnes ! * Yahweh aime les portes de Sion, plus que toutes les demeures de Jacob.
86:3 Des choses glorieuses ont été dites sur toi, * cité de Dieu !
86:4 "Je nommerai Rahab et Babylone * parmi ceux qui me connaissent;
86:4 Voici les Philistins, et Tyr, avec l'Ethiopie : * c'est là qu'ils sont nés."
86:5 Et l'on dira de Sion : Celui-ci et celui-là y est né; * c'est Lui, le Très-Haut, qui l'a fondée.
86:6 Yahweh inscrira au rôle des peuples : * "Celui-ci est né là."
86:7 Et chanteurs et musiciens disent : * "Toutes mes sources sont en toi."
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 Holy Mother of God all we who dwell in thee are in gladness.
V. Adiuvábit eam Deus vultu suo.
R. Deus in médio eius, non commovébitur.
V. God shall help her with his strength.
R. God is in the midst of her, she shall not be moved.
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
Sermo sancti Leónis Papæ
Sermo 1 de Nativitate Domini
Virgo régia Davídicæ stirpis elígitur, quæ sacro gravidánda fetu, divínam humanámque prolem prius concíperet mente quam córpore: et ne supérni ignára consílii ad inusitátos pavéret affátus, quod in ea operándum erat a Spíritu Sancto, collóquio dídicit angélico, nec damnum crédidit pudóris Dei Génetrix mox futura. Cur enim de conceptiónis novitate despéret, cui efficiéntia de Altíssimi virtúte promíttitur? Confirmátur credéntis fides étiam præeúntis attestatióne miráculi. Donátur Elísabeth inopináta fecúnditas, ut qui concéptum déderat stérili, datúrus non dubitarétur et Vírgini. Verbum ígitur Dei Fílius, qui in princípio erat apud Deum, per quem facta sunt ómnia, et sine quo factum est nihil, propter liberándum hóminem ab ætérna morte, factus est homo.
V. Tu autem, Dómine, miserére nobis.
R. Deo grátias.

R. Gloriósæ Vírginis Maríæ Maternitátem digníssimam recolámus:
* Cuius Dóminus humilitátem respéxit, quæ Angelo nuntiánte concépit Salvatórem mundi.
V. Christo canámus glóriam in hac sacra solemnitáte mirábilis Genetrícis Dei.
R. Cuius Dóminus humilitátem respéxit, quæ Angelo nuntiánte concépit Salvatórem mundi.

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

Reading 4
A Sermon of St. Leo the Pope
Sermon 1 on the Nativity of the Lord
His Mother was chosen a Virgin of the kingly lineage of David, and when she was to grow heavy with the sacred Child, her soul had already conceived him before her body. She learned the counsel of God announced to her by the Angel, lest the unwonted events should alarm her. The future Mother of God knew what was to be wrought in her by the Holy Ghost, and that her modesty was absolutely safe. For why should she, unto whom was promised all sufficient strength through the power of the Highest, have felt hopeless merely because of the unexampled character of such a conception? She believeth, and her belief is confirmed by the attestation of a miracle which hath already been wrought. The fruitfulness of Elizabeth, before unhoped for, is brought forward that she might not doubt that he who had given conception unto her that was barren, would give the same unto her that was Virgin. And so the Word of God, the Son of God, who was in the beginning with God, by whom all things were made, and without whom was not anything made that was made, to deliver man from eternal death, was made man.
V. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us.
R. Thanks be to God.

R. Let us tell again of the right worthy Motherhood of the glorious Virgin Mary:
* The same is she whose lowliness the Lord regarded, she who by the message of an Angel conceived the Saviour of the world.
V. Let us sing praise to Christ on this the solemn Feastday of the wondrous Mother of God.
R. The same is she whose lowliness the Lord regarded, she who by the message of an Angel conceived the Saviour of the world.
V. Iube, Dómine, benedícere.
Benedictio. Christus perpétuæ det nobis gáudia vitæ. Amen.

Lectio 5
Sermo 2 de Nativitate Domini
Ingréditur hæc ínfima Iesus Christus Dóminus noster de cæli sede descéndens, et a patérna glória non recédens, novo ordine, nova nativitáte generátus. Novo órdine, quia invisíbilis in suis, visíbilis factus est in nostris: incomprehensíbilis vóluit comprehéndi: ante témpora manens, esse cœpit in témpore. Nova autem nativitáte génitus est: concéptus a Vírgine, natus ex Vírgine, sine patérnæ carnis concupiscéntia, sine matérnæ integritátis iniúria: quia futúrum hóminum Salvatórem talis ortus decébat, qui et in se habéret humánæ substántiæ natúram, et humánæ carnis inquinaménta nescíret. Origo dissímilis, sed natúra consímilis; humáno usu et consuetúdine, quod crédimus, caret: sed divína potestáte subníxum est, quod Virgo concéperit, Virgo pepérerit, Virgo permánserit.
V. Tu autem, Dómine, miserére nobis.
R. Deo grátias.

R. Benedícta fília tu a Dómino, quia per te fructum vitæ communicávimus:
* Sola sine exémplo placuísti Dómino nostro Iesu Christo.
V. Nostras deprecatiónes ne despícias in necessitátibus nostris, sed a perículis cunctis líbera nos sancta Dei Génetrix.
R. Sola sine exémplo placuísti Dómino nostro Iesu Christo.
V. Grant, Lord, a blessing.
Benediction. May Christ to all His people give, for ever in His sight to live. Amen.

Reading 5
Sermon 2 on the Nativity of the Lord
Our Lord Jesus Christ, descending from his throne in heaven, but leaving not that glory which he hath with the Father, cometh into this lower world by being born after a new order and in a new birth. He cometh after a new order, in that he who is unseen among his own, was seen among us; the Incomprehensible was fain to be comprehended, and he that is from everlasting to everlasting began to be in time. He was the Offspring of a new birth; conceived of a maiden, without the passion of any fleshly father, without any breach of his Mother's virginity, since such a birth beseemed the coming Saviour of mankind, who was to have in him the nature of man's being, and to be free of any defilement of man's flesh. Though he sprung not as we spring, yet is his nature as our nature; we believe that he is free from the use and custom of men; but it was the power of God which wrought that a maiden should conceive, that a maiden should bring forth, and yet abide a maiden still.
V. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us.
R. Thanks be to God.

R. Blessed art thou of the Lord, O daughter, for through thee have we been given to eat of the tree of life:
* Thou, without example before thee, didst make thyself well-pleasing in the sight of our Lord Jesus Christ.
V. Despise not our petitions in our necessities, but deliver us from all dangers, O holy Mother of God.
R. Thou, without example before thee, didst make thyself well-pleasing in the sight of our Lord Jesus Christ.
V. Iube, Dómine, benedícere.
Benedictio. Ignem sui amóris accéndat Deus in córdibus nostris. Amen.

Lectio 6
Ex actis Pii Papæ undécimi

Cum anno millésimo nongentésimo trigésimo primo, univérso orbe cathólico plaudénte, solémnia celebraréntur expléti sǽculi décimi quinti, postquam in Ephesína sýnodo beáta María Virgo, de qua natus est Iesus, contra Nestórii hǽresim Mater Dei a Pátribus, Cælestíno Papa præeúnte, conclamáta est, Summus Póntifex Pius undécimus faustíssimi evéntus memóriam, perénni suæ pietátis testimónio perpetuándam vóluit. Itaque quod iam in Urbe exstábat nóbile ephesinæ proclamatiónis monuméntum, triumphálem arcum in Basílica sanctæ Maríæ Maióris in Exquíliis, a decessóre suo Xysto tértio mirábili ópere musívo ornátum, témporis iniúria fatiscéntem felíciter restituéndum una cum ala transvérsa Basílicæ munificéntia sua curávit. Lítteris vero encýclicis, Œcuménici Concílii Ephesíni genuínis lineaméntis descríptis, ineffábile divinæ Maternitátis beátæ Maríæ Vírginis privilégium, pie copioséque illustrávit, ut tam excélsi mystérii doctrína áltius fidélium ánimis insidéret. Insímul autem benedíctam inter omnes mulíeres, Maríam Matrem Dei Nazarenámque Famíliam nobilíssimum præ ómnibus exémplum præpósuit imitándum tum dignitátis ac sanctitúdinis casti connúbii tum educatiónis iuventúti sancte tradéndæ. Demum, ut neque litúrgicum deésset monuméntum iussit ut festum divínæ Maternitátis beátæ Maríæ Vírginis cum Missa et Offício própriis die undécima octóbris sub ritu dúplici secúndæ classis quotánnis ab univérsa Ecclésia celebrarétur.
V. Tu autem, Dómine, miserére nobis.
R. Deo grátias.

R. Benedícta tu inter mulíeres, et benedíctus fructus ventris tui:
* Unde hoc mihi, ut véniat Mater Dómini mei ad me?
V. Respéxit humilitátem ancíllæ suæ, et fecit mihi magna, qui potens est.
R. Unde hoc mihi, ut véniat Mater Dómini mei ad me?
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Unde hoc mihi, ut véniat Mater Dómini mei ad me?
V. Grant, Lord, a blessing.
Benediction. May the Spirit's fire Divine in our hearts enkindled shine. Amen.

Reading 6
From the Acts of Pope Pius XI

In the year 1931, amid the applause of the whole Catholic world, solemn rites were celebrated to mark the completion of the fifteen centuries which had elapsed since the Council of Ephesus, moving against the Nestorian heresy, had acclaimed the blessed Virgin Mary, of whom Jesus was born, as Mother of God. This acclamation had been made by the Fathers of the Church under the leadership of Pope Celestine. Pius XI, as Supreme Pontiff, wished to commemorate the notable event and to give lasting proof of his devotion to Mary. Now there had existed for many years in Rome a grand memorial to the proclamation of Ephesus, the triumphal arch in the basilica of Saint Mary Major on the Esquiline Hill. This monument had already been adorned by a previous pontiff, Sixtus III, with mosaics of marvelous workmanship, now falling to pieces from the decay of the passing ages. Pius XI, therefore, out of his own munificence, caused these to be restored most exquisitely and with them the transept of the basilica. In an Encyclical Letter Pius set forth also the true history of the Council of Ephesus, and expounded fervently and at great length the doctrine of the prerogatives of the Blessed Virgin Mary as Mother of God. He did this that the doctrine of this lofty mystery might sink more deeply into the hearts of the faithful. In it he set forth Mary, the Mother of God, blessed among women, and the most holy Family of Nazareth as the exemplars to be followed above all others, as models of the dignity and holiness of chaste wedlock, as patterns of the holy education to be given youth. Finally that no liturgical detail be lacking, he decreed that the feast of the Divine Motherhood of the Blessed Virgin Mary be celebrated annually on the 11th day of October by the universal Church with a proper Mass and Office under the rite of a double of the second class.
V. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us.
R. Thanks be to God.

R. Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the Fruit of thy womb:
* Whence is this to me, that the Mother of my Lord should come to me?
V. He hath regarded the lowliness of his handmaiden, and he that is mighty hath magnified me.
R. Whence is this to me, that the Mother of my Lord should come to me?
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Ghost.
R. Whence is this to me, that the Mother of my Lord should come to me?
Nocturn III.
Ant. Gaude, María Virgo: * cunctas hǽreses sola interemísti in univérso mundo.
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. Gaude, María Virgo: cunctas hǽreses sola interemísti in univérso mundo.
Nocturn III.
Ant. Joy to thee, * O Virgin Mary, thou hast trampled down all the heresies in the whole world.
Psalm 95 [7]
95:1 Chantez à Yahweh un cantique nouveau ! * Chantez à Yahweh, vous habitants de toute la terre !
95:2 Chantez à Yahweh, bénissez Son nom ! * Annoncez de jour en jour Son salut,
95:3 Racontez Sa gloire parmi les nations, * Ses merveilles parmi tous les peuples.
95:4 Car Yahweh est grand et digne de toute louange, * Il est redoutable par dessus tous les dieux,
95:5 Car tous les dieux des peuples sont néant. * Mais Yahweh a fait les cieux.
95:6 La splendeur et la magnificence sont devant Lui, * la puissance et la majesté sont dans Son sanctuaire.
95:7 Rendez à Yahweh, famille des peuples, rendez à Yahweh gloire et puissance ! * Rendez à Yahweh la gloire due à Son nom !
95:8 Apportez l'offrande et venez dans Ses parvis. * Prosternez-vous devant Yahweh avec l'ornement sacré;
95:9 Tremblez devant Lui, vous, habitants de toute la terre ! * Dites parmi les nations : "Yahweh est roi;
95:10 Aussi le monde sera stable et ne chancellera pas; * Il jugera les peuples avec droiture."
95:11 Que les cieux se réjouissent et que la terre soit dans l'allégresse ! Que la mer s'agite avec tout ce qu'elle contient ! * Que la campagne s'égaie avec tout ce qu'elle renferme,
95:12 Que tous les arbres des forêts poussent des cris de joie, devant Yahweh, car Il vient ! * Car Il vient pour juger la terre;
95:13 Il jugera le monde avec justice, * et les peuples selon Sa fidélité.
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. Joy to thee, O Virgin Mary, thou hast trampled down all the heresies in the whole world.
Ant. Dignáre me * laudáre te, Virgo sacráta: da mihi virtútem contra hostes tuos.
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.
96:7 Adoráte eum, omnes Ángeli eius: * audívit, et lætáta est Sion.
96:8 Et exsultavérunt fíliæ Iudæ, * propter iudícia tua, Dómine:
96:9 Quóniam tu Dóminus Altíssimus super omnem terram: * nimis exaltátus es super omnes deos.
96:10 Qui dilígitis Dóminum, odíte malum: * custódit Dóminus ánimas sanctórum suórum, de manu peccatóris liberábit eos.
96:11 Lux orta est iusto, * et rectis corde lætítia.
96:12 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. Dignáre me laudáre te, Virgo sacráta: da mihi virtútem contra hostes tuos.
Ant. Holy Virgin, my praise by thee accepted be; * give me strength against thine enemies.
Psalm 96 [8]
96:1 Yahweh est roi : que la terre soit dans l'allégresse, * que les îles nombreuses se réjouissent !
96:2 La nuée et l'ombre L'environnent, * la justice et l'équité sont la base de Son trône.
96:3 Le feu s'avance devant Lui, * et dévore à l'entour Ses adversaires.
96:4 Ses éclairs illuminent le monde; * la terre le voit et tremble.
96:5 Les montagnes se fondent, comme la cire, devant Yahweh, * devant le Seigneur de toute la terre.
96:6 Les cieux proclament Sa justice, * et tous les peuples contemplent Sa gloire.
96:7 Ils seront confondus tous les adorateurs d'images, * qui sont fiers de leurs idoles.
96:7 Tous les dieux se prosternent devant Lui. * Sion a entendu et s'est réjouie,
96:8 Les filles de Juda sont dans l'allégresse, * à cause de Vos jugements, Yahweh.
96:9 Car Vous, Yahweh, Vous êtes le Très-Haut sur toute la terre, * Vous êtes souverainement élevé au dessus de tous les dieux.
96:10 Vous qui aimez Yahweh, haïssez le mal ! * Il garde les âmes de Ses fidèles, Il les délivre de la main des méchants.
96:11 La lumière est semée pour le juste, * et la joie pour ceux qui ont le cœur droit.
96:12 Justes, réjouissez-vous en Yahweh, * et rendez gloire à Son saint nom.
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. Holy Virgin, my praise by thee accepted be; give me strength against thine enemies.
Ant. Post partum, * Virgo, invioláta permansísti: Dei Génetrix, intercéde pro nobis.
Psalmus 97 [9]
97:1 Cantáte Dómino cánticum novum: * quia mirabília fecit.
97:1 Salvávit sibi déxtera eius: * et brácchium sanctum eius.
97:2 Notum fecit Dóminus salutáre suum: * in conspéctu géntium revelávit iustítiam suam.
97:3 Recordátus est misericórdiæ suæ, * et veritátis suæ dómui Israël.
97:3 Vidérunt omnes términi terræ * salutáre Dei nostri.
97:4 Iubiláte Deo, omnis terra: * cantáte, et exsultáte, et psállite.
97:5 Psállite Dómino in cíthara, in cíthara et voce psalmi: * in tubis ductílibus, et voce tubæ córneæ.
97:6 Iubiláte in conspéctu regis Dómini: * moveátur mare, et plenitúdo eius: orbis terrárum, et qui hábitant in eo.
97:8 Flúmina plaudent manu, simul montes exsultábunt a conspéctu Dómini: * quóniam venit iudicáre terram.
97:9 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. Post partum, Virgo, invioláta permansísti: Dei Génetrix, intercéde pro nobis.
Ant. After thy delivery thou still remainest a virgin; * undefiled Mother of God, pray for us.
Psalm 97 [9]
97:1 Chantez à Yahweh un cantique nouveau, * car Il a fait des prodiges;
97:1 Sa droite et Son bras saints * lui ont donné la victoire.
97:2 Yahweh a manifesté Son salut, * Il a révélé Sa justice aux yeux des nations.
97:3 Il s'est souvenu de Sa bonté * et de Sa fidélité envers la maison d'Israël;
97:3 Toutes les extrémités de la terre * ont vu le salut de notre Dieu.
97:4 Poussez vers Yahweh des cris de joie, vous, habitants de toute la terre, * faites éclater votre allégresse au son des instruments !
97:5 Célébrez Yahweh sur la harpe, sur la harpe et au son des cantiques ! * Avec les trompettes et au son du cor,
97:6 Poussez des cris de joie devant le Roi Yahweh ! * Que la mer s'agite avec tout ce qu'elle renferme, que la terre et ses habitants fassent éclater leurs transports.
97:8 Que les fleuves applaudissent, qu'ensemble les montagnes poussent des cris de joie, devant Yahweh * car Il vient pour juger la terre;
97:9 Il jugera le monde avec justice, * et les peuples avec équité.
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. After thy delivery thou still remainest a virgin; undefiled Mother of God, pray for us.
V. Elégit eam Deus, et præelégit eam.
R. In tabernáculo suo habitáre facit eam.
V. God hath chosen her and fore-chosen her.
R. He hath made her to dwell in His tabernacle.
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 Lucam
Luc 2:43-51
In illo témpore: Cum redírent, remánsit puer Iesus in Ierúsalem, et non cognovérunt paréntes eius. Et réliqua.

Homilía sancti Bernárdi Abbátis
Hom. 1 de Laud. Virg. Matris
Deum et Dóminum Angelórum María suum fílium appéllat, dicens: Fili, quid fecísti nobis sic? Quis hoc áudeat Angelórum? Súfficit eis, et pro magno habent, quod cum sint spíritus ex conditióne, ex grátia facti sint et vocáti Angeli, testánte David: Qui facit Angelos suos spíritus. María vero matrem se agnóscens, maiestátem illam, cui illi cum reveréntia sérviunt, cum fidúcia suum núncupat Fílium: nec dedignátur nuncupári Deus, quod esse dignátus est. Nam paulo post subdit Evangelísta: Et erat súbditus illis. Quis? Quibus? Deus homínibus? Deus, inquam, cui Angeli súbditi sunt, cui Principátus et Potestátes obédiunt, súbditus erat Maríæ.
V. Tu autem, Dómine, miserére nobis.
R. Deo grátias.

R. Beáta es Virgo María, Dei Génetrix, quæ credidísti Dómino: perfécta sunt in te, quæ dicta sunt tibi:
* Proptérea benedíxit te Deus in ætérnum.
V. Diffúsa est grátia in lábiis tuis: intercéde pro nobis ad Dóminum Deum nostrum.
R. Proptérea benedíxit te Deus in ætérnum.

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 Luke
Luke 2:43-51
In that time, having fulfilled the days, when they returned, the child Jesus remained in Jerusalem; and his parents knew it not. And so on.

A Homily of St. Bernard the Abbot
Homilia 1. de Laud. Virg. Matris
Son, why hast thou thus dealt with us? Mary called God, the Lord of Angels, her son. Which of the angels would have dared to do so? It is enough for them, and they reckon it is a great thing, that, being naturally spirits, they should receive the grace of being made and called angels, as witness David: Who maketh spirits his angels. But Mary, knowing herself to be his Mother, doth boldly apply the word Son to that Majesty whom the angels do serve with awe; neither doth God despise to be called what he hath made himself. For a little after, the Evangelist saith: And he was subject unto them. Who to whom? God to men. I say that God, unto whom the angels are subject, and who is obeyed by the Principalities and Powers, was subject to Mary.
V. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us.
R. Thanks be to God.

R. Blessed art thou, O Virgin Mary, Mother of God, thou that hast believed the Lord, for there hath been a performance in thee of those things which were told thee:
* Therefore God hath blessed thee for ever.
V. Grace is poured into thy lips; plead for us with the Lord our God.
R. Therefore God hath blessed thee for ever.
V. Iube, Dómine, benedícere.
Benedictio. Cuius festum cólimus, ipsa Virgo vírginum intercédat pro nobis ad Dóminum. Amen.

Lectio 8
Miráre utrúmlibet, et élige quod ámplius miréris, sive Fílii benigníssimam dignatiónem, sive Matris excellentíssimam dignitátem. Utrímque stupor, utrímque miráculum. Et quod Deus feminæ obtémperet, humílitas absque exémplo: et quod Deo fémina principétur, sublímitas sine socio. In láudibus Vírginum singuláriter cánitur quod sequúntur Agnum quocúmque íerit. Quibus ergo láudibus iúdicas dignam, quæ étiam præit? Disce, homo, obedíre: disce, terra, subdi; disce, pulvis, obtemperáre. De Auctóre tuo loquens Evangelísta: Et erat, inquit, súbditus illis. Erubésce, supérbe cinis! Deus se humíliat, et tu te exáltas? Deus se homínibus subdit, et tu, dominári géstiens homínibus, tuo te præpónis Auctóri?
V. Tu autem, Dómine, miserére nobis.
R. Deo grátias.

R. Congratulámini mihi omnes qui dilígitis Dóminum: quia cum essem párvula, plácui Altíssimo:
* Et de meis viscéribus génui Deum et hóminem.
V. Beátam me dicent omnes generatiónes, quia ancíllam húmilem respéxit Deus.
R. Et de meis viscéribus génui Deum et hóminem.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Et de meis viscéribus génui Deum et hóminem.
V. Grant, Lord, a blessing.
Benediction. She whose feast-day we are keeping, Mary, blessed Maid of Maidens, be our Advocate with God. Amen.

Reading 8
Marvel thou at both these things, and choose whether to marvel most at the sublime condescension of the Son, or at the sublime dignity of Mary. Either is amazing, either marvelous. That God should obey this woman, is a lowliness without parallel; that this woman should rule over God, an exaltation without match. In praise of virgins, and of virgins only, is it sung that These are they which follow the Lamb whithersoever he goeth. Of what praise then thinkest thou that she must be worthy who even leadeth the Lamb? O man, learn to obey. O earth, learn to submit. O dust, learn to keep down. It is of thy Maker that the Evangelist saith: And he was subject unto them. Blush, O proud ashes. God humbleth himself; and dost thou exalt thyself? God is subject unto men; and wilt thou, by striving to rule over men, set thyself before thy Maker?
V. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us.
R. Thanks be to God.

R. Rejoice with me, all you that love the Lord, for in my lowliness I pleased the Most High,
* And from my womb I brought forth God-made-Man.
V. All generations shall call me blessed, for God hath regarded the lowliness of his handmaiden.
R. And from my womb I brought forth God-made-Man.
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Ghost.
R. And from my womb I brought forth God-made-Man.
V. Iube, Dómine, benedícere.
Benedictio. Ad societátem cívium supernórum perdúcat nos Rex Angelórum. Amen.

Lectio 9
Felix María, cui nec humílitas défuit, nec virgínitas! Et quidem singuláris virgínitas, quam non temerávit, sed honorávit fecúnditas. Et nihilóminus speciális humílitas, quam non ábstulit, sed éxtulit fecúnda virgínitas: et incomparábilis prorsus fecúnditas, quam virgínitas simul comitátur et humílitas. Quid horum non mirábile? quid non incomparábile? quid non singuláre? Mirum vero, si non hǽsitas, in horum ponderatióne, quid tua iúdices dignius admiratióne, utrum vidélicet pótius stupénda sit fecúnditas in Vírgine, an in Matre intégritas: sublímitas in prole, an cum tanta sublímitate humílitas: nisi quod indubitánter horum síngulis præferénda sunt simul cuncta, et incomparabíliter excelléntius est atque felícius ómnia percepísse, quam áliqua. Et quid mirum, si Deus, qui mirábilis cérnitur, et légitur in Sanctis suis, mirabiliórem se exhíbuit in Matre sua? Venerámini ergo, cóniuges, in carne corruptíbili carnis integritátem: vos sacræ vírgines in Vírgine fecunditátem. Imitámini, omnes hómines, Dei Matris humilitátem.
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
O happy Mary, lowly and virgin; and wondrous virginity, which motherhood destroyed not, but exalted; and wondrous lowliness, which the fruitful virginity took not away, but ennobled; and wondrous motherhood, which was both virgin and lowly. Which of them is not wondrous? which of them is not unexampled? and which of them doth not stand alone? The wonder would be if thou wert not puzzled at which to wonder most? motherhood in a virgin, or virginity in a mother; a motherhood so exalted, or lowliness in such exaltation. But indeed more marvelous than any one of these things is the combination of them all, and without all comparison, it is more excellent and more blessed to have received them all, than to have received any one of them alone. What wonder is it that God, of whom we see and read, that He is wonderful in his holy places, should have shown himself wonderful in his Mother? O ye that be married, honor this incorruption in corruptible flesh; O holy maidens, gaze in wonder at motherhood in a maid; O, all mankind, take pattern by the lowliness of the Mother of God.
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 de beátæ Maríæ Vírginis útero Verbum tuum, Angelo nuntiánte, carnem suscípere voluísti: præsta supplícibus tuis: ut qui vere eam Genetrícem Dei crédimus, eius apud te intercessiónibus adiuvémur.
Per eúndem 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 didst will that, at the announcement of an Angel, thy Word should take flesh in the womb of the blessed Virgin Mary, grant to us thy suppliants, that we who believe her to be truly the mother of God may be helped by her intercession with thee.
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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