S. Nicolai Episcopi et Confessoris ~ Duplex
Scriptura: Feria V infra Hebdomadam I Adventus

Matutinum    12-06-2018

Incipit
V. Dómine, lábia +︎ mea apéries.
R. Et os meum annuntiábit laudem tuam.
V. Deus in adjutórium meum inténde.
R. Dómine, ad adjuvándum me festína.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Sicut erat in princípio, et nunc, et semper, * et in sǽcula sæculórum. Amen.
Allelúja.
Start
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. Regem Confessórum Dóminum, * Veníte, adorémus.
Ant. Regem Confessórum Dóminum, * Veníte, adorémus.
Veníte, exsultémus Dómino, jubilémus Deo, salutári nostro: præoccupémus fáciem ejus in confessióne, et in psalmis jubilémus ei.
Ant. Regem Confessórum Dóminum, * Veníte, adorémus.
Quóniam Deus magnus Dóminus, et Rex magnus super omnes deos, quóniam non repéllet Dóminus plebem suam: quia in manu 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. Regem Confessórum Dóminum, * 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. Regem Confessórum Dóminum, * Veníte, adorémus.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Sicut erat in princípio, et nunc, et semper, * et in sǽcula sæculórum. Amen.
Ant. Veníte, adorémus.
Ant. Regem Confessórum Dóminum, * Veníte, adorémus.
Invitatory {Antiphon from the Common or Feast}
Ant. The Lord, the King of Confessors, * O come, let us worship.
Ant. The Lord, the King of Confessors, * O come, let us worship.
Come let us praise the Lord with joy: let us joyfully sing to God our saviour. Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving; and make a joyful noise to him with psalms.
Ant. The Lord, the King of Confessors, * O come, let us worship.
For the Lord is a great God, and a great King above all gods. For the Lord will not cast off his people: for in his hand are all the ends of the earth, and the heights of the mountains are his.
Ant. O come, let us worship.
For the sea is his, and he made it: and his hands formed the dry land. (genuflect) Come let us adore and fall down: and weep before the Lord that made us: For he is the Lord our God: and we are the people of his pasture and the sheep of his hand.
Ant. The Lord, the King of Confessors, * O come, let us worship.
Today if you shall hear his voice, harden not your hearts: As in the provocation, according to the day of temptation in the wilderness: where your fathers tempted me, they proved me, and saw my works.
Ant. O come, let us worship.
Forty years long was I offended with that generation, and I said: These always err in heart. And these men have not known my ways: so I swore in my wrath that they shall not enter into my rest.
Ant. The Lord, the King of Confessors, * O come, let us worship.
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Ghost.
R. As it was in the beginning, is now, * and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
Ant. O come, let us worship.
Ant. The Lord, the King of Confessors, * O come, let us worship.
Hymnus {ex Commune aut Festo}
Iste Conféssor Dómini, coléntes
Quem pie laudant pópuli per orbem,
Hac die lætus méruit suprémos
Laudis honóres.

Qui pius, prudens, húmilis, pudícus,
Sóbriam duxit sine labe vitam,
Donec humános animávit auræ
Spíritus artus.

Cujus ob præstans méritum, frequénter,
Ægra quæ passim jacuére membra,
Víribus morbi dómitis, salúti
Restituúntur.

Noster hinc illi chorus obsequéntem
Cóncinit laudem celebrésque palmas,
Ut piis ejus précibus juvémur
Omne per ævum.

Sit salus illi, decus atque virtus,
Qui, super cæli sólio corúscans,
Totíus mundi sériem gubérnat,
Trinus et unus.
Amen.
Hymn {from the Common or Feast}
This the confessor of the Lord, whose triumph
Now all the faithful celebrate, with gladness
On this feast day year by year receiveth
Merited honors.

Saintly and prudent, modest in behaviour,
Peaceful and sober, chaste was he, and lowly.
While that life’s vigour, coursing through his members,
Quickened his being.

Sick ones of old time, to his tomb resorting,
Sorely by ailments manifold afflicted,
Oft-times have welcomed health and strength returning,
At his petition.

Whence we in chorus gladly do him honour,
Chanting his praises with devout affection,
That in his merits we may have a portion,
Now and forever.

His be the glory, power and salvation,
Who over all things reigneth in the highest,
Earth’s mighty fabric ruling and directing,
Onely and Trinal.
Amen.
Psalmi cum lectionibus {Antiphonæ ex Psalterio secundum tempora}
Nocturn I.
Ant. In Deo salutáre meum * et glória mea: et spes mea in Deo est.
Psalmus 61 [1]
61:2 Nonne Deo subjécta erit ánima mea? * ab ipso enim salutáre meum.
61:3 Nam et ipse Deus meus, et salutáris meus: * suscéptor meus, non movébor ámplius.
61:4 Quoúsque irrúitis in hóminem? * interfícitis univérsi vos: tamquam paríeti inclináto et macériæ depúlsæ?
61:5 Verúmtamen prétium meum cogitavérunt repéllere, cucúrri in siti: * ore suo benedicébant, et corde suo maledicébant.
61:6 Verúmtamen Deo subjécta esto, ánima mea: * quóniam ab ipso patiéntia mea.
61:7 Quia ipse Deus meus, et salvátor meus: * adjútor meus, non emigrábo.
61:8 In Deo salutáre meum, et glória mea: * Deus auxílii mei, et spes mea in Deo est.
61:9 Speráte in eo omnis congregátio pópuli, effúndite coram illo corda vestra: * Deus adjútor noster in ætérnum.
61:10 Verúmtamen vani fílii hóminum, mendáces fílii hóminum in statéris: * ut decípiant ipsi de vanitáte in idípsum.
61:11 Nolíte speráre in iniquitáte, et rapínas nolíte concupíscere: * divítiæ si áffluant, nolíte cor appónere.
61:12 Semel locútus est Deus, duo hæc audívi, quia potéstas Dei est, et tibi, Dómine, misericórdia: * quia tu reddes unicuíque juxta ópera sua.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Sicut erat in princípio, et nunc, et semper, * et in sǽcula sæculórum. Amen.

Ant. In Deo salutáre meum et glória mea: et spes mea in Deo est.
Psalms with lections {Antiphons from the Psalter for the season of the Church year}
Nocturn I.
Ant. In God is my salvation * and my glory: and my hope is in God.
Psalm 61 [1]
61:2 Shall not my soul be subject to God? * for from him is my salvation.
61:3 For he is my God and my saviour: * he is my protector, I shall be moved no more.
61:4 How long do you rush in upon a man? * you all kill, as if you were thrusting down a leaning wall, and a tottering fence.
61:5 But they have thought to cast away my price; I ran in thirst: * they blessed with their mouth, but cursed with their heart.
61:6 But be thou, O my soul, subject to God: * for from him is my patience.
61:7 For he is my God and my saviour: * he is my helper, I shall not be moved.
61:8 In God is my salvation and my glory: * he is the God of my help, and my hope is in God.
61:9 Trust in him, all ye congregation of people: pour out your hearts before him. * God is our helper for ever.
61:10 But vain are the sons of men, the sons of men are liars in the balances: * that by vanity they may together deceive.
61:11 Trust not in iniquity, and cover not robberies: * if riches abound, set not your heart upon them.
61:12 God hath spoken once, these two things have I heard, that power belongeth to God, and mercy to thee, O Lord; * for thou wilt render to every man according to his works.
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 God is my salvation and my glory: and my hope is in God.
Ant. Vidéte ópera Dómini, * et audítam fácite vocem laudis ejus.
Psalmus 65(1-12) [2]
65:1 Jubiláte Deo, omnis terra, psalmum dícite nómini ejus: * date glóriam laudi ejus.
65:3 Dícite Deo: Quam terribília sunt ópera tua, Dómine! * in multitúdine virtútis tuæ mentiéntur tibi inimíci tui.
65:4 Omnis terra adóret te, et psallat tibi: * psalmum dicat nómini tuo.
65:5 Veníte, et vidéte ópera Dei: * terríbilis in consíliis super fílios hóminum.
65:6 Qui convértit mare in áridam, in flúmine pertransíbunt pede: * ibi lætábimur in ipso.
65:7 Qui dominátur in virtúte sua in ætérnum, óculi ejus super gentes respíciunt: * qui exásperant non exalténtur in semetípsis.
65:8 Benedícite, gentes, Deum nostrum: * et audítam fácite vocem laudis ejus,
65:9 Qui pósuit ánimam meam ad vitam: * et non dedit in commotiónem pedes meos.
65:10 Quóniam probásti nos, Deus: * igne nos examinásti, sicut examinátur argéntum.
65:11 Induxísti nos in láqueum, posuísti tribulatiónes in dorso nostro: * imposuísti hómines super cápita nostra.
65:12 Transívimus per ignem et aquam: * et eduxísti nos in refrigérium.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Sicut erat in princípio, et nunc, et semper, * et in sǽcula sæculórum. Amen.

Ant. Vidéte ópera Dómini, et audítam fácite vocem laudis ejus.
Ant. Behold the works of the Lord * and make the voice of his praise to be heard.
Psalm 65(1-12) [2]
65:1 Shout with joy to God, all the earth, sing ye a psalm to his name; * give glory to his praise.
65:3 Say unto God, How terrible are thy works, O Lord! * in the multitude of thy strength thy enemies shall lie to thee.
65:4 Let all the earth adore thee, * and sing to thee: let it sing a psalm to thy name.
65:5 Come and see the works of God; * who is terrible in his counsels over the sons of men.
65:6 Who turneth the sea into dry land, in the river they shall pass on foot: * there shall we rejoice in him.
65:7 Who by his power ruleth for ever: his eyes behold the nations; * let not them that provoke him be exalted in themselves.
65:8 O bless our God, ye Gentiles: * and make the voice of his praise to be heard.
65:9 Who hath set my soul to live: * and hath not suffered my feet to be moved:
65:10 For thou, O God, hast proved us: * thou hast tried us by fire, as silver is tried.
65:11 Thou hast brought us into a net, thou hast laid afflictions on our back: * thou hast set men over our heads.
65:12 We have passed through fire and water, * and thou hast brought us out into a refreshment.
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. Behold the works of the Lord and make the voice of his praise to be heard.
Ant. Audíte, omnes * qui timétis Deum, quanta fecit ánimæ meæ.
Psalmus 65(13-20) [3]
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. Audíte, omnes qui timétis Deum, quanta fecit ánimæ meæ.
Ant. Come and hear, all ye that fear God * what great things he hath done for my soul.
Psalm 65(13-20) [3]
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. Come and hear, all ye that fear God what great things he hath done for my soul.
V. Non amóvit Dóminus oratiónem meam.
R. Et misericórdiam suam a me.
V. God hath not turned away my prayer.
R. Nor his mercy from me.
Pater noster, qui es in cælis, sanctificétur nomen tuum: advéniat regnum tuum: fiat volúntas tua, sicut in cælo et in terra. Panem nostrum cotidiánum da nobis hódie: et dimítte nobis débita nostra, sicut et nos dimíttimus debitóribus nostris:
V. Et ne nos indúcas in tentatiónem:
R. Sed líbera nos a malo.
Absolutio. 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 Isaía Prophéta
Isa 4:1-3
1 Et apprehéndent septem mulíeres virum unum in die illa, dicéntes: Panem nostrum comedémus, et vestiméntis nostris operiémur: tantúmmodo invocétur nomen tuum super nos, aufer oppróbrium nostrum.
2 In die illa erit germen Dómini in magnificéntia, et glória, et fructus terræ sublímis, et exsultátio his, qui salváti fúerint de Israël.
3 Et erit: Omnis qui relíctus fúerit in Sion, et resíduus in Jerúsalem, sanctus vocábitur, omnis qui scriptus est in vita in Jerúsalem.
V. Tu autem, Dómine, miserére nobis.
R. Deo grátias.

R. Súscipe verbum, Virgo María, quod tibi a Dómino per Angelum transmíssum est: concípies et páries Deum páriter et hóminem,
* Ut benedícta dicáris inter omnes mulíeres.
V. Páries quidem fílium, et virginitátis non patiéris detriméntum: efficiéris grávida, et eris mater semper intácta.
R. Ut benedícta dicáris inter omnes mulíeres.

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

Reading 1
Lesson from the book of Isaias
Isa 4:1-3
1 And in that day seven women shall take hold of one man, saying: We will eat our own bread, and wear our own apparel: only let us be called by thy name, take away our reproach.
2 In that day the bud of the Lord shall be in magnificence and glory, and the fruit of the earth shall be high, and a great joy to them that shall have escaped of Israel.
3 And it shall come to pass, that every one that shall be left in Sion, and that shall remain in Jerusalem, shall be called holy, every one that is written in life in Jerusalem.
V. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us.
R. Thanks be to God.

R. Receive, O Virgin Mary, receive the word of the Lord, which is sent thee by His Angel; thou shalt conceive, and shalt bring forth God and Man together.
* And thou shalt be called blessed among all women.
V. Thou shalt bring forth a son, and remain a maiden undefiled thou shalt conceive and be a Mother, still Virgin unspotted.
R. And thou shalt be called blessed among all women.
V. Jube, domne, benedícere.
Benedictio. Unigénitus Dei Fílius nos benedícere et adjuváre dignétur. Amen.

Lectio 2
Isa 5:1-4
1 Cantábo dilécto meo cánticum patruélis mei víneæ suæ: Vínea facta est dilécto meo in cornu fílio ólei.
2 Et sepívit eam, et lápides elégit ex illa, et plantávit eam eléctam, et ædificávit turrem in médio ejus, et tórcular exstrúxit in ea: et exspectávit ut fáceret uvas, et fecit labrúscas.
3 Nunc ergo, habitatóres Jerúsalem, et viri Juda, judicáte inter me et víneam meam.
4 Quid est quod débui ultra fácere víneæ meæ, et non feci ei? An quod exspectávi, ut fáceret uvas, et fecit labrúscas?
V. Tu autem, Dómine, miserére nobis.
R. Deo grátias.

R. Aspiciébam in visu noctis, et ecce in núbibus cæli Fílius hóminis veniébat: et datum est ei regnum, et honor:
* Et omnis pópulus, tribus, et linguæ sérvient ei.
V. Potéstas ejus, potéstas ætérna, quæ non auferétur: et regnum ejus, quod non corrumpétur.
R. Et omnis pópulus, tribus, et linguæ sérvient ei.
V. Grant, Lord, a blessing.
Benediction. May the Son, the Sole-begotten, mercifully bless and keep us. Amen.

Reading 2
Isa 5:1-4
1 I will sing to my beloved the canticle of my cousin concerning his vineyard. My beloved had a vineyard on a hill in a fruitful place.
2 And he fenced it in, and picked the stones out of it, and planted it with the choicest vines, and built a tower in the midst thereof, and set up a winepress therein: and he looked that it should bring forth grapes, and it brought forth wild grapes.
3 And now, O ye inhabitants of Jerusalem, and ye men of Juda, judge between me and my vineyard.
4 What is there that I ought to do more to my vineyard, that I have not done to it? was it that I looked that it should bring forth grapes, and it hath brought forth wild grapes?
V. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us.
R. Thanks be to God.

R. I saw in the night visions, and, behold, the Son of man came with the clouds of heaven, and there was given Him a Kingdom, and glory;
* And all people, nations, and languages shall serve Him.
V. His dominion is an everlasting dominion which shall not pass away, and His Kingdom that which shall not be destroyed.
R. And all people, nations, and languages shall serve Him.
V. Jube, domne, benedícere.
Benedictio. Spíritus Sancti grátia illúminet sensus et corda nostra. Amen.

Lectio 3
Isa 5:5-7
5 Et nunc osténdam vobis quid ego fáciam víneæ meæ: áuferam sepem ejus, et erit in direptiónem: díruam macériam ejus, et erit in conculcatiónem.
6 Et ponam eam desértam: non putábitur, et non fodiétur. Et ascéndent vepres et spinæ; et núbibus mandábo ne pluant super eam imbrem.
7 Vínea enim Dómini exercítuum domus Israël est: et vir Juda germen ejus delectábile: et exspectávi ut fáceret judícium, et ecce iníquitas: et justítiam, et ecce clamor.
V. Tu autem, Dómine, miserére nobis.
R. Deo grátias.

R. Missus est Gábriel Angelus ad Maríam Vírginem desponsátam Joseph, núntians ei verbum; et expavéscit Virgo de lúmine: ne tímeas, María, invenísti grátiam apud Dóminum:
* Ecce concípies, et páries, et vocábitur Altíssimi Fílius.
V. Dabit ei Dóminus Deus sedem David, patris ejus, et regnábit in domo Jacob in ætérnum.
R. Ecce concípies, et páries, et vocábitur Altíssimi Fílius.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Ecce concípies, et páries, et vocábitur Altíssimi Fílius.
V. Grant, Lord, a blessing.
Benediction. May the grace of the Holy Spirit enlighten all our hearts and minds. Amen.

Reading 3
Isa 5:5-7
5 And now I will shew you what I will do to my vineyard. I will take away the hedge thereof, and it shall be wasted: I will break down the wall thereof, and it shall be trodden down.
6 And I will make it desolate: it shall not be pruned, and it shall not be digged: but briers and thorns shall come up: and I will command the clouds to rain no rain upon it.
7 For the vineyard of the Lord of hosts is the house of Israel: and the man of Juda, his pleasant plant: and I looked that he should do judgment, and behold iniquity: and do justice, and behold a cry.
V. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us.
R. Thanks be to God.

R. The Angel Gabriel was sent to Mary, a Virgin espoused to Joseph, to bring unto her the word of the Lord, and when the Virgin saw the light, she was afraid. Fear not, Mary, for thou hast found grace from the Lord.
* Behold, thou shalt conceive and bring forth a son, and He shall be called the Son of the Highest.
V. The Lord God shall give unto Him the throne of His father David, and He shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever.
R. Behold, thou shalt conceive, and bring forth a son, and He shall be called the Son of the Highest.
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Ghost.
R. Behold, thou shalt conceive and bring forth a son, and He shall be called the Son of the Highest.
Nocturn II.
Ant. Exsúrgat Deus, * et dissipéntur inimíci ejus.
Psalmus 67(2-11) [4]
67:2 Exsúrgat Deus, et dissipéntur inimíci ejus, * et fúgiant qui odérunt eum, a fácie ejus.
67:3 Sicut déficit fumus, defíciant: * sicut fluit cera a fácie ignis, sic péreant peccatóres a fácie Dei.
67:4 Et justi epuléntur, et exsúltent in conspéctu Dei: * et delecténtur in lætítia.
67:5 Cantáte Deo, psalmum dícite nómini ejus: * iter fácite ei, qui ascéndit super occásum: (fit reverentia) Dóminus nomen illi.
67:5 Exsultáte in conspéctu ejus: * turbabúntur a fácie ejus, patris orphanórum et júdicis viduárum.
67:6 Deus in loco sancto suo: * Deus, qui inhabitáre facit uníus moris in domo:
67:7 Qui edúcit vinctos in fortitúdine, * simíliter eos qui exásperant, qui hábitant in sepúlcris.
67:8 Deus, cum egrederéris in conspéctu pópuli tui, * cum pertransíres in desérto:
67:9 Terra mota est, étenim cæli distillavérunt a fácie Dei Sínai, * a fácie Dei Israël.
67:10 Plúviam voluntáriam segregábis, Deus, hereditáti tuæ: * et infirmáta est, tu vero perfecísti eam.
67:11 Animália tua habitábunt in ea: * parásti in dulcédine tua páuperi, Deus.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Sicut erat in princípio, et nunc, et semper, * et in sǽcula sæculórum. Amen.

Ant. Exsúrgat Deus, et dissipéntur inimíci ejus.
Nocturn II.
Ant. Let God arise, * and let his enemies be scattered.
Psalm 67(2-11) [4]
67:2 Let God arise, and let his enemies be scattered: * and let them that hate him flee from before his face.
67:3 As smoke vanisheth, so let them vanish away: * as wax melteth before the fire, so let the wicked perish at the presence of God.
67:4 And let the just feast, and rejoice before God: * and be delighted with gladness.
67:5 Sing ye to God, sing a psalm to his name, * make a way for him who ascendeth upon the west: (bow head) The Lord is his name.
67:5 Rejoice ye before him: * but the wicked shall be troubled at his presence, who is the father of orphans, and the judge of widows.
67:6 God in his holy place: * God who maketh men of one manner to dwell in a house:
67:7 Who bringeth out them that were bound in strength; * in like manner them that provoke, that dwell in sepulchres.
67:8 O God, when thou didst go forth in the sight of thy people, * when thou didst pass through the desert:
67:9 The earth was moved, and the heavens dropped at the presence of the God of Sinai, * at the presence of the God of Israel.
67:10 Thou shalt set aside for thy inheritance a free rain, * O God: and it was weakened, but thou hast made it perfect.
67:11 In it shall thy animals dwell; * in thy sweetness, O God, thou hast provided for the poor.
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 God arise, and let his enemies be scattered.
Ant. Deus noster, * Deus salvos faciéndi: et Dómini sunt éxitus mortis.
Psalmus 67(12-24) [5]
67:12 Dóminus dabit verbum evangelizántibus, * virtúte multa.
67:13 Rex virtútum dilécti dilécti: * et speciéi domus divídere spólia.
67:14 Si dormiátis inter médios cleros, pennæ colúmbæ deargentátæ, * et posterióra dorsi ejus in pallóre auri.
67:15 Dum discérnit cæléstis reges super eam, nive dealbabúntur in Selmon: * mons Dei, mons pinguis.
67:16 Mons coagulátus, mons pinguis: * ut quid suspicámini montes coagulátos?
67:17 Mons, in quo beneplácitum est Deo habitáre in eo: * étenim Dóminus habitábit in finem.
67:18 Currus Dei decem míllibus múltiplex, míllia lætántium: * Dóminus in eis in Sina in sancto.
67:19 Ascendísti in altum, cepísti captivitátem: * accepísti dona in homínibus.
67:19 Étenim non credéntes, * inhabitáre Dóminum Deum.
67:20 Benedíctus Dóminus die quotídie: * prósperum iter fáciet nobis Deus salutárium nostrórum.
67:21 Deus noster, Deus salvos faciéndi: * et Dómini Dómini éxitus mortis.
67:22 Verúmtamen Deus confrínget cápita inimicórum suórum: * vérticem capílli perambulántium in delíctis suis.
67:23 Dixit Dóminus: Ex Basan convértam, * convértam in profúndum maris:
67:24 Ut intingátur pes tuus in sánguine: * lingua canum tuórum ex inimícis, ab ipso.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Sicut erat in princípio, et nunc, et semper, * et in sǽcula sæculórum. Amen.

Ant. Deus noster, Deus salvos faciéndi: et Dómini sunt éxitus mortis.
Ant. Our God * is the God of salvation: and the Lord of the issues from death.
Psalm 67(12-24) [5]
67:12 The Lord shall give the word to them that preach good tidings, * with great power.
67:13 The king of powers is of the beloved, * of the beloved; and the beauty of the house shall divide spoils.
67:14 If you sleep among the midst of lots, you shall be as the wings of a dove covered with silver, * and the hinder parts of her back with the paleness of gold.
67:15 When he that is in heaven appointeth kings over her, * they shall be whited with snow in Selmon.
67:16 The mountain of God is a fat mountain, a curdled mountain, a fat mountain; * Why suspect, ye curdled mountains?
67:17 A mountain in which God is well pleased to dwell: * for there the Lord shall dwell unto the end.
67:18 The chariot of God is attended by ten thousands; thousands of them that rejoice: * the Lord is among them in Sinai, in the holy place.
67:19 Thou hast ascended on high, thou hast led captivity captive; * thou hast received gifts in men.
67:19 Yea for those also that do not believe, * the dwelling of the Lord God.
67:20 Blessed be the Lord day by day: * the God of our salvation will make our journey prosperous to us.
67:21 Our God is the God of salvation: * and of the Lord, of the Lord are the issues from death.
67:22 But God shall break the heads of his enemies: * the hairy crown of them that walk on in their sins.
67:23 The Lord said: I will turn them from Basan, * I will turn them into the depth of the sea:
67:24 That thy foot may be dipped in the blood of thy enemies; * the tongue of thy dogs be red with the same.
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Ghost.
R. As it was in the beginning, is now, * and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Ant. Our God is the God of salvation: and the Lord of the issues from death.
Ant. In ecclésiis * benedícite Dómino Deo.
Psalmus 67(25-36) [6]
67:25 Vidérunt ingréssus tuos, Deus: * ingréssus Dei mei: regis mei qui est in sancto.
67:26 Prævenérunt príncipes conjúncti psalléntibus: * in médio juvenculárum tympanistriárum.
67:27 In ecclésiis benedícite Deo Dómino, * de fóntibus Israël.
67:28 Ibi Bénjamin adolescéntulus: * in mentis excéssu.
67:28 Príncipes Juda, duces eórum: * príncipes Zábulon, príncipes Néphtali.
67:29 Manda, Deus, virtúti tuæ: * confírma hoc, Deus, quod operátus es in nobis.
67:30 A templo tuo in Jerúsalem, * tibi ófferent reges múnera.
67:31 Íncrepa feras arúndinis, congregátio taurórum in vaccis populórum: * ut exclúdant eos, qui probáti sunt argénto.
67:32 Díssipa gentes, quæ bella volunt: vénient legáti ex Ægýpto: * Æthiópia prævéniet manus ejus Deo.
67:33 Regna terræ, cantáte Deo: * psállite Dómino.
67:34 Psállite Deo, qui ascéndit super cælum cæli, * ad Oriéntem.
67:35 Ecce dabit voci suæ vocem virtútis, date glóriam Deo super Israël, * magnificéntia ejus, et virtus ejus in núbibus.
67:36 Mirábilis Deus in sanctis suis, Deus Israël ipse dabit virtútem, et fortitúdinem plebi suæ, * benedíctus Deus.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Sicut erat in princípio, et nunc, et semper, * et in sǽcula sæculórum. Amen.

Ant. In ecclésiis benedícite Dómino Deo.
Ant. In the churches * bless ye God the Lord.
Psalm 67(25-36) [6]
67:25 They have seen thy goings, O God, * the goings of my God: of my king who is in his sanctuary.
67:26 Princes went before joined with singers, * in the midst of young damsels playing on timbrels.
67:27 In the churches bless ye God the Lord, * from the fountains of Israel.
67:28 There is Benjamin a youth, * in ecstasy of mind.
67:28 The princes of Juda are their leaders: * the princes of Zabulon, the princes of Nephthali.
67:29 Command thy strength, O God: * confirm, O God, what thou hast wrought in us.
67:30 From thy temple in Jerusalem, * kings shall offer presents to thee.
67:31 Rebuke the wild beasts of the reeds, the congregation of bulls with the kine of the people; * who seek to exclude them who are tried with silver.
67:32 Scatter thou the nations that delight in wars: ambassadors shall come out of Egypt: * Ethiopia shall soon stretch out her hands to God.
67:33 Sing to God, ye kingdoms of the earth: * sing ye to the Lord:
67:34 Sing ye to God, who mounteth above the heaven of heavens, * to the east.
67:35 Behold he will give to his voice the voice of power: * give ye glory to God for Israel, * his magnificence, and his power is in the clouds.
67:36 God is wonderful in his saints: the God of Israel is he who will give power and strength to his people; * blessed be God.
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Ghost.
R. As it was in the beginning, is now, * and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Ant. In the churches bless ye God the Lord.
V. Mirábilis Deus in sanctis suis.
R. Deus Israël dabit virtútem plebi suæ.
V. God is wonderful in his saints.
R. The God of Israel is he who will give power and strength to his people.
Pater noster, qui es in cælis, sanctificétur nomen tuum: advéniat regnum tuum: fiat volúntas tua, sicut in cælo et in terra. Panem nostrum cotidiánum da nobis hódie: et dimítte nobis débita nostra, sicut et nos dimíttimus debitóribus nostris:
V. Et ne nos indúcas in tentatiónem:
R. Sed líbera nos a malo.
Absolutio. Ipsíus píetas et misericórdia nos ádjuvet, qui cum Patre et Spíritu Sancto vivit et regnat in sǽcula sæculórum. Amen.
Our Father, who art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us.
V. And lead us not into temptation:
R. But deliver us from evil.
Absolution. May His loving-kindness and mercy help us, Who liveth and reigneth with the Father, and the Holy Ghost, world without end. Amen.

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

Lectio 4
Nicoláum, illustri loco Pátaræ in Lycia natum, paréntes a Deo precibus impetrarunt. Cujus viri sanctitas quanta futura esset, jam ab incunábulis appáruit. Nam infans, cum réliquos dies lac nutrícis frequens súgeret, quarta et sexta feria semel dumtaxat, idque vesperi sugebat: quam jejunii consuetúdine in réliqua vita semper ténuit. Adoléscens paréntibus orbatus, facultates suas paupéribus distríbuit. Cujus illud insigne est christianæ benignitátis exemplum, quod cum ejus civis egens tres filias jam nubiles in matrimonio collocare non posset, earumque pudicítiam prostitúere cogitaret; re cognita, Nicolaus noctu per fenestram tantum pecuniæ in ejus domum injecit, quantum uníus vírginis doti satis esset: quod cum íterum et tertio fecísset, tres illæ vírgines honestis viris in matrimónium dátæ sunt.
V. Tu autem, Dómine, miserére nobis.
R. Deo grátias.

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

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

Reading 4
Nicolas was born at the famous city of Patara in Lycia. His parents obtained him from God by prayer, and the holiness of his life was marked even from the cradle. When he was at the breast he never would suck more than once on Wednesdays and Fridays, and that always after sunset, though he sucked freely on other days. This custom of fasting he never broke through during his whole life. While he was still a young man he lost both his father and mother, after which he gave his whole property away to the poor. One particular example is given of his Christian charity. There was a certain needy man in the city who had three marriageable daughters, for whom he could not get husbands, and so thought to make them harlots. When Nicolas heard of it, he went to the house by night and threw in by the window such a sum of money as made a dowry for one of them. This he did a second and a third time, and thus by his charity they were honourably given in marriage.
V. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us.
R. Thanks be to God.

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

Lectio 5
Cum vero se totum Deo dedísset, in Palæstinam profectus est, ut loca sancta viseret, et præsens venerarétur. Qua in peregrinatióne navem conscéndens sereno cælo et tranquillo mari, horribilem nautis tempestátem prædixit; moxque ortam, cum essent omnes in summo periculo, orans mirabíliter sedávit. Unde cum domum reversus singuláris sanctitátis ómnibus documénta præberet, Dei admónitu Myram, quæ Lyciæ metropolis erat, venit; quo témpore ejus urbis episcopo mortuo, provinciales epíscopi de successore deligéndo consultábant. Itaque in ea deliberatióne divinitus admoniti sunt, ut eam eligerent, qui postridie mane primus in ecclésiam ingrederétur, Nicolaus nómine. Qua observatióne adhibita, in ecclésiæ janua deprehénsus est Nicoláus, et summo ómnium consénsu Myræ epíscopus creatur. In episcopatu castitátem, quam semper colúerat, gravitátem, oratiónis assiduitátem, vigílias abstinéntiam, liberalitátem et hospitalitátem, in adhortando mansuetúdinem, in reprehendéndo severitátem perpetuo adhibuit.
V. Tu autem, Dómine, miserére nobis.
R. Deo grátias.

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

Reading 5
When he had given himself entirely to God he set forth for Palestine, that he might see the Holy Places, and worship therein. During this pilgrimage he embarked once on board a ship when the sky was clear and the sea calm, but he foretold a great storm, which afterwards arose and raged until the sailors were afraid; and then the saint by prayer stilled the tempest. After he had returned home, and his holy life was known to all men, God bade him go to Myra, which is the chief city of Lycia, at a time when the Bishop had just died and the Bishops of the Province were called together to choose a successor. While they deliberated, they received a warning from heaven to choose that Nicolas who should first come into the church in the morning. In obedience to that warning, Nicolas was seized at the door of the church, and with universal consent consecrated Archbishop. In his great office he was an unceasing model of purity, as he had always been, of gravity, of regularity in prayer, of watching, of abstinence, of charity, of hospitality, of meekness in exhortation, and of sternness in rebuke.
V. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us.
R. Thanks be to God.

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

Lectio 6
Viduis et orphanis pecúnia, consílio, ópera non defuit; oppressos adeo sublevávit, ut étiam tres tribunos, per calumniam a Constantino Augusto condemnatos, qui se propter famam ejus miraculórum oratiónibus longíssime absenti commendarant, adhuc vivens, cum imperatóri, mináciter eum terrens, apparuísset, liberaverit. Cum vero contra edictum Diocletiáni et Maximiáni christianæ fidei veritátem Myræ prædicaret, ab imperatórum satellítibus comprehénsus, et longíssime abductus, in carcerem conjéctus est; ubi fuit usque ad Constantinum imperatórem, cujus jussu ex custódia ereptus, Myram rediit. Mox ad Nicænum concílium se cóntulit; ubi cum trecentis illis decem et octo Pátribus Arianam hæresim condemnávit. Inde reversus ad episcopátum, non ita multo post, instante morte, suspíciens in cælum, cum Angelos sibi occurréntes intuerétur, illo Psalmo pronuntiato, In te Dómine, sperávi; usque ad eum locum, In manus tuas comméndo spíritum meum; in cælestem pátriam migrávit. Ejus corpus Bárium in Apulia translátum, ibidem summa celebritate ac veneratióne cólitur.
V. Tu autem, Dómine, miserére nobis.
R. Deo grátias.

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

Reading 6
He was the comforter of widows and orphans by money, by advice, and by labour. He was the deliverer of the oppressed, so mightily, that it is related that the Emperor Constantine once unjustly condemned three Tribunes to death, and these unhappy men called upon Nicolas, though living and absent, to save them, who yet appeared in a vision to the Emperor, and forced him by threats to set them free. When the Emperors Diocletian and Maximian published their edict against Christianity, Nicolas did not cease to preach the truth at Myra, wherefore he was seized by the soldiers of the Emperors, carried away from his See, and thrown into prison, where he remained until the accession of Constantine. This Prince set him free, and he returned to Myra. He betook himself to the first Council of Nice, where he was one of the 318 Bishops who condemned the heresy of Arius. He returned thence to his Bishopric, and, not long after, became aware of the approach of death. When his last moment was come, he lifted up his eyes to heaven, and, when he saw the Angels coming to meet him, he began to recite the thirtieth Psalm, In thee, O Lord, do I put my trust, and when he had said, Into thy hands I commend my spirit, he passed to the heavenly Fatherland. His body was finally removed to Bari in Apulia, where it is kept with great fame and honour.
V. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us.
R. Thanks be to God.

R. This is he which wrought great wonders before God, and the whole earth is full of his teaching
* May he pray for all people, that their sins may be forgiven unto them
V. This is he which loved not his life in this world, and hath attained unto the kingdom of heaven.
R. May he pray for all people, that their sins may be forgiven unto them
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Ghost.
R. May he pray for all people, that their sins may be forgiven unto them
Nocturn III.
Ant. Salvum me fac, * Deus, quóniam intravérunt aquæ usque ad ánimam meam.
Psalmus 68(2-13) [7]
68:2 Salvum me fac, Deus: quóniam intravérunt aquæ usque ad ánimam meam.
68:3 Infíxus sum in limo profúndi: * et non est substántia.
68:3 Veni in altitúdinem maris: * et tempéstas demérsit me.
68:4 Laborávi clamans, raucæ factæ sunt fauces meæ: * defecérunt óculi mei, dum spero in Deum meum.
68:5 Multiplicáti sunt super capíllos cápitis mei, * qui odérunt me gratis.
68:5 Confortáti sunt qui persecúti sunt me inimíci mei injúste: * quæ non rápui, tunc exsolvébam.
68:6 Deus, tu scis insipiéntiam meam: * et delícta mea a te non sunt abscóndita.
68:7 Non erubéscant in me qui exspéctant te, Dómine, * Dómine virtútum.
68:7 Non confundántur super me * qui quǽrunt te, Deus Israël.
68:8 Quóniam propter te sustínui oppróbrium: * opéruit confúsio fáciem meam.
68:9 Extráneus factus sum frátribus meis, * et peregrínus fíliis matris meæ.
68:10 Quóniam zelus domus tuæ comédit me: * et oppróbria exprobrántium tibi cecidérunt super me.
68:11 Et opérui in jejúnio ánimam meam: * et factum est in oppróbrium mihi.
68:12 Et pósui vestiméntum meum cilícium: * et factus sum illis in parábolam.
68:13 Advérsum me loquebántur, qui sedébant in porta: * et in me psallébant qui bibébant vinum.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Sicut erat in princípio, et nunc, et semper, * et in sǽcula sæculórum. Amen.

Ant. Salvum me fac, Deus, quóniam intravérunt aquæ usque ad ánimam meam.
Nocturn III.
Ant. Save me, O God * for the waters are come in even unto my soul.
Psalm 68(2-13) [7]
68:2 Save me, O God: for the waters are come in even unto my soul.
68:3 I stick fast in the mire of the deep: * and there is no sure standing.
68:3 I am come into the depth of the sea: * and a tempest hath overwhelmed me.
68:4 I have laboured with crying; my jaws are become hoarse: * my eyes have failed, whilst I hope in my God.
68:5 They are multiplied above the hairs of my head, * who hate me without cause.
68:5 My enemies are grown strong who have wrongfully persecuted me: * then did I pay that which I took not away.
68:6 O God, thou knowest my foolishness; * and my offences are not hidden from thee.
68:7 Let not them be ashamed for me, who look for thee, O Lord, * the Lord of hosts.
68:7 Let them not be confounded on my account, * who seek thee, O God of Israel.
68:8 Because for thy sake I have borne reproach; * shame hath covered my face.
68:9 I am become a stranger to my brethren, * and an alien to the sons of my mother.
68:10 For the zeal of thy house hath eaten me up: * and the reproaches of them that reproached thee are fallen upon me.
68:11 And I covered my soul in fasting: * and it was made a reproach to me.
68:12 And I made haircloth my garment: * and I became a byword to them.
68:13 They that sat in the gate spoke against me: * and they that drank wine made me their song.
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Ghost.
R. As it was in the beginning, is now, * and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Ant. Save me, O God for the waters are come in even unto my soul.
Ant. Propter inimícos meos * éripe me, Dómine.
Psalmus 68(14-29) [8]
68:14 Ego vero oratiónem meam ad te, Dómine: * tempus benepláciti, Deus.
68:14 In multitúdine misericórdiæ tuæ exáudi me, * in veritáte salútis tuæ:
68:15 Éripe me de luto, ut non infígar: * líbera me ab iis, qui odérunt me, et de profúndis aquárum.
68:16 Non me demérgat tempéstas aquæ, neque absórbeat me profúndum: * neque úrgeat super me púteus os suum.
68:17 Exáudi me, Dómine, quóniam benígna est misericórdia tua: * secúndum multitúdinem miseratiónum tuárum réspice in me.
68:18 Et ne avértas fáciem tuam a púero tuo: * quóniam tríbulor, velóciter exáudi me.
68:19 Inténde ánimæ meæ, et líbera eam: * propter inimícos meos éripe me.
68:20 Tu scis impropérium meum, et confusiónem meam, * et reveréntiam meam.
68:21 In conspéctu tuo sunt omnes qui tríbulant me: * impropérium exspectávit cor meum, et misériam.
68:21 Et sustínui qui simul contristarétur, et non fuit: * et qui consolarétur, et non invéni.
68:22 Et dedérunt in escam meam fel: * et in siti mea potavérunt me acéto.
68:23 Fiat mensa eórum coram ipsis in láqueum, * et in retributiónes, et in scándalum.
68:24 Obscuréntur óculi eórum ne vídeant: * et dorsum eórum semper incúrva.
68:25 Effúnde super eos iram tuam: * et furor iræ tuæ comprehéndat eos.
68:26 Fiat habitátio eórum desérta: * et in tabernáculis eórum non sit qui inhábitet.
68:27 Quóniam quem tu percussísti, persecúti sunt: * et super dolórem vúlnerum meórum addidérunt.
68:28 Appóne iniquitátem super iniquitátem eórum: * et non intrent in justítiam tuam.
68:29 Deleántur de libro vivéntium: * et cum justis non scribántur.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Sicut erat in princípio, et nunc, et semper, * et in sǽcula sæculórum. Amen.

Ant. Propter inimícos meos éripe me, Dómine.
Ant. O Lord, save me * from my enemies.
Psalm 68(14-29) [8]
68:14 But as for me, my prayer is to thee, O Lord; * for the time of thy good pleasure, O God.
68:14 In the multitude of thy mercy hear me, * in the truth of thy salvation.
68:15 Draw me out of the mire, that I may not stick fast: * deliver me from them that hate me, and out of the deep waters.
68:16 Let not the tempest of water drown me, nor the deep swallow me up: * and let not the pit shut her mouth upon me.
68:17 Hear me, O Lord, for thy mercy is kind; * look upon me according to the multitude of thy tender mercies.
68:18 And turn not away thy face from thy servant: * for I am in trouble, hear me speedily.
68:19 Attend to my soul, and deliver it: * save me because of my enemies.
68:20 Thou knowest my reproach, and my confusion, * and my shame.
68:21 In thy sight are all they that afflict me; * my heart hath expected reproach and misery.
68:21 And I looked for one that would grieve together with me, * but there was none: and for one that would comfort me, and I found none.
68:22 And they gave me gall for my food, * and in my thirst they gave me vinegar to drink.
68:23 Let their table become as a snare before them, * and a recompense, and a stumblingblock.
68:24 Let their eyes be darkened that they see not; * and their back bend thou down always.
68:25 Pour out thy indignation upon them: * and let thy wrathful anger take hold of them.
68:26 Let their habitation be made desolate: * and let there be none to dwell in their tabernacles.
68:27 Because they have persecuted him whom thou hast smitten; * and they have added to the grief of my wounds.
68:28 Add thou iniquity upon their iniquity: * and let them not come into thy justice.
68:29 Let them be blotted out of the book of the living; * and with the just let them not be written.
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 Lord, save me from my enemies.
Ant. Quǽrite Dóminum, * et vivet ánima vestra.
Psalmus 68(30-37) [9]
68:30 Ego sum pauper et dolens: * salus tua, Deus, suscépit me.
68:31 Laudábo nomen Dei cum cántico: * et magnificábo eum in laude:
68:32 Et placébit Deo super vítulum novéllum: * córnua producéntem et úngulas.
68:33 Vídeant páuperes et læténtur: * quǽrite Deum, et vivet ánima vestra.
68:34 Quóniam exaudívit páuperes Dóminus: * et vinctos suos non despéxit.
68:35 Laudent illum cæli et terra, * mare et ómnia reptília in eis.
68:36 Quóniam Deus salvam fáciet Sion: * et ædificabúntur civitátes Juda.
68:36 Et inhabitábunt ibi, * et hereditáte acquírent eam.
68:37 Et semen servórum ejus possidébit eam: * et qui díligunt nomen ejus, habitábunt in ea.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Sicut erat in princípio, et nunc, et semper, * et in sǽcula sæculórum. Amen.

Ant. Quǽrite Dóminum, et vivet ánima vestra.
Ant. Look for the Lord * and your soul shall live.
Psalm 68(30-37) [9]
68:30 I am poor and sorrowful: * thy salvation, O God, hath set me up.
68:31 I will praise the name of God with a canticle: * and I will magnify him with praise.
68:32 And it shall please God better than a young calf, * that bringeth forth horns and hoofs.
68:33 Let the poor see and rejoice: * seek ye God, and your soul shall live.
68:34 For the Lord hath heard the poor: * and hath not despised his prisoners.
68:35 Let the heavens and the earth praise him; * the sea, and every thing that creepeth therein.
68:36 For God will save Sion, * and the cities of Juda shall be built up.
68:36 And they shall dwell there, * and acquire it by inheritance.
68:37 And the seed of his servants shall possess it; * and they that love his name shall dwell therein.
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. Look for the Lord and your soul shall live.
V. Laudábo nomen Dei cum cántico.
R. Et magnificábo eum in laude.
V. I will praise the name of God.
R. And I will magnify him with praise.
Pater noster, qui es in cælis, sanctificétur nomen tuum: advéniat regnum tuum: fiat volúntas tua, sicut in cælo et in terra. Panem nostrum cotidiánum da nobis hódie: et dimítte nobis débita nostra, sicut et nos dimíttimus debitóribus nostris:
V. Et ne nos indúcas in tentatiónem:
R. Sed líbera nos a malo.
Absolutio. A vínculis peccatórum nostrórum absólvat nos omnípotens et miséricors Dóminus. Amen.
Our Father, who art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us.
V. And lead us not into temptation:
R. But deliver us from evil.
Absolution. May the Almighty and merciful Lord loose us from the bonds of our sins. Amen.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Lectio 9
Sed is, qui quinque talénta accéperat, ália quinque lucrátus est: quia sunt nonnúlli, qui, etsi intérna ac mýstica penetráre nésciunt, pro intentióne tamen supérnæ pátriæ docent recta quos possunt; de ipsis exterióribus, quæ accepérunt, duplum taléntum portant; dumque se a carnis petulántia et a terrenárum rerum ámbitu atque a visibílium voluptáte custódiunt, ab his étiam álios admonéndo compéscunt. Et sunt nonnúlli, qui, quasi duóbus taléntis ditáti, intelléctum atque operatiónem percípiunt, subtília de intérnis intélligunt, mira in exterióribus operántur; cumque et intelligéndo et operándo áliis prǽdicant, quasi duplicátum de negótio lucrum repórtant.
V. Tu autem, Dómine, miserére nobis.
R. Deo grátias.


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

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

Pleni sunt cæli et terra * 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
And so he that had received five talents, gained other five talents for some there be who, while yet they are not able to go on unto things inward and mystic, do yet so desire our Fatherland which is above, that they teach well all whom they can, and of those very outward things which they have received make gain double. These are they which keep themselves clean from the unruly motions of the flesh, and from the lust of the world, and from the delight of things which are seen, and, by their preaching, keep other men also clean from all these things. And some there are who receive, as their two talents, the power to think and the power to work. These are they which inwardly understand dark things, and outwardly work wonders. And these, since they preach unto others, both through their understanding and their works, gain, as it were, double, for the talents which they have received.
V. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us.
R. Thanks be to God.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Vouchsafe, O Lord, to keep us * this day without sin.
O Lord, have mercy upon us, * have mercy upon us.
O Lord, let thy mercy lighten upon us, * as our trust is in thee.
O Lord, in thee have I trusted, * let me never be confounded.
Reliqua omittuntur, nisi Laudes separandae sint.
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 beátum Nicoláum Pontíficem innúmeris decorásti miráculis: tríbue, quǽsumus; ut eius méritis et précibus a gehénnæ incéndiis liberémur.
Per 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 didst glorify the blessed Bishop Nicholas with innumerable miracles; grant, we beseech thee, that, by his merits and prayers, we may be saved from the fires of hell.
Through Jesus Christ, thy Son our Lord, Who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one 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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