In Conceptione Immaculata Beatæ Mariæ Virginis ~ I. classis
Tempora: Feria VI infra Hebdomadam I Adventus

Matutinum    12-08-2017

Incipit
V. Dómine, lábia ✠︎ mea apéries.
R. Et os meum annuntiábit laudem tuam.
V. Deus ✝︎ in adiutórium meum inténde.
R. Dómine, ad adiuvándum me festína.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Sicut erat in princípio, et nunc, et semper, * et in sǽcula sæculórum. Amen.
Allelúia.
Start
V. O Lord, ✠︎ open thou my lips.
R. And my mouth shall declare thy praise.
V. O God, ✝︎ come to my assistance;
R. O Lord, make haste to help me.
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Ghost.
R. As it was in the beginning, is now, * and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
Alleluia.
Invitatorium {Antiphona ex Proprio Sanctorum}
Ant. Immaculátam Conceptiónem Vírginis Maríæ celebrémus: * Christum eius Fílium adorémus Dóminum.
Ant. Immaculátam Conceptiónem Vírginis Maríæ celebrémus: * Christum eius Fílium adorémus Dóminum.
Veníte, exsultémus Dómino, iubilémus Deo, salutári nostro: præoccupémus fáciem eius in confessióne, et in psalmis iubilémus ei.
Ant. Immaculátam Conceptiónem Vírginis Maríæ 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. Immaculátam Conceptiónem Vírginis Maríæ 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. Immaculátam Conceptiónem Vírginis Maríæ 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. Immaculátam Conceptiónem Vírginis Maríæ celebrémus: * Christum eius Fílium adorémus Dóminum.
Invitatory {Antiphon from the Proper of Saints}
Ant. Let us celebrate the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary: * Let us adore her Son, Christ the Lord.
Ant. Let us celebrate the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary: * Let us adore her Son, Christ the 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 Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary: * Let us adore her Son, Christ the 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 adore her Son, Christ the 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 Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary: * Let us adore her Son, Christ the 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 adore her Son, Christ the 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 Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary: * Let us adore her Son, Christ the Lord.
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Ghost.
R. As it was in the beginning, is now, * and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
Ant. Let us adore her Son, Christ the Lord.
Ant. Let us celebrate the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary: * Let us adore her Son, Christ the Lord.
Hymnus {ex Proprio Sanctorum}
Præclára custos Vírginum,
Intácta mater Núminis,
Cæléstis aulæ iánua,
Spes nostra, cæli gáudium,

Inter rubéta lílium,
Colúmba formosíssima,
Virga e radíce gérminans
Nostro medélam vúlneri.

Turris dracóni impérvia,
Amíca stella náufragis,
Tuére nos a fráudibus,
Tuáque luce dírige.

Erróris umbras díscute,
Syrtes dolósas ámove,
Fluctus tot inter, déviis
Tutam reclúde sémitam.

Iesu, tibi sit glória,
Qui natus es de Vírgine,
Cum Patre, et almo Spíritu,
In sempitérna sǽcula.
Amen.
Hymn {from the Proper of Saints}
Blest guardian of all virgin souls,
Portal of bliss to man forgiven,
Pure Mother of Almighty God,
Thou hope of earth and joy of heaven!

Fair Lily found among the thorn,
Most beauteous Dove with wings of gold,
Rod from whose tender root upsprang
That healing Flower so long foretold

Thou Tower against the dragon proof,
Thou Star to stormtossed voyagers dear;
Our course lies o'er a treacherous deep,
thine be the light by which we steer.

Scatter the mists that round us hang;
Keep far the fatal shoals away;
And while through darkling waves we sweep,
Open a path to light and day.

O Jesu, born of Virgin bright,
Immortal glory be to thee;
Praise to the Father infinite
And Holy Ghost eternally.
Amen.
Psalmi cum lectionibus {Antiphonæ et Psalmi ex Proprio Sanctorum}
Nocturn I.
Ant. Admirábile est * nomen tuum, Dómine, in univérsa terra, quia in Vírgine María dignum tibi habitáculum præparásti.
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. Admirábile est nomen tuum, Dómine, in univérsa terra, quia in Vírgine María dignum tibi habitáculum præparásti.
Psalms with lections {Antiphons and psalms from the Proper of Saints}
Nocturn I.
Ant. O Lord, how excellent is thy Name * in all the earth, Who hast made thee a worthy tabernacle in the Virgin Mary.
Psalm 8 [1]
8:2 O Lord our Lord, * how admirable is thy name in the whole earth!
8:2 For thy magnificence is elevated * above the heavens.
8:3 Out of the mouth of infants and of sucklings thou hast perfected praise, because of thy enemies, * that thou mayst destroy the enemy and the avenger.
8:4 For I will behold thy heavens, the works of thy fingers: * the moon and the stars which thou hast founded.
8:5 What is man that thou art mindful of him? * or the son of man that thou visitest him?
8:6 Thou hast made him a little less than the angels, thou hast crowned him with glory and honour: * and hast set him over the works of thy hands.
8:8 Thou hast subjected all things under his feet, * all sheep and oxen: moreover the beasts also of the fields.
8:9 The birds of the air, and the fishes of the sea, * that pass through the paths of the sea.
8:10 O Lord our Lord, * how admirable is thy name in all the earth!
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Ghost.
R. As it was in the beginning, is now, * and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Ant. O Lord, how excellent is thy Name in all the earth, Who hast made thee a worthy tabernacle in the Virgin Mary.
Ant. In sole pósuit * Deus tabernáculum suum.
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. In sole pósuit Deus tabernáculum suum.
Ant. The Lord hath set * His tabernacle in the sun.
Psalm 18 [2]
18:2 The heavens shew forth the glory of God, * and the firmament declareth the work of his hands.
18:3 Day to day uttereth speech, * and night to night sheweth knowledge.
18:4 There are no speeches nor languages, * where their voices are not heard.
18:5 Their sound hath gone forth into all the earth: * and their words unto the ends of the world.
18:6 He hath set his tabernacle in the sun: * and he, as a bridegroom coming out of his bride chamber,
18:6 Hath rejoiced as a giant to run the way: * his going out is from the end of heaven,
18:7 And his circuit even to the end thereof: * and there is no one that can hide himself from his heat.
18:8 The law of the Lord is unspotted, converting souls: * the testimony of the Lord is faithful, giving wisdom to little ones.
18:9 The justices of the Lord are right, rejoicing hearts: * the commandment of the Lord is lightsome, enlightening the eyes.
18:10 The fear of the Lord is holy, enduring for ever and ever: * the judgments of the Lord are true, justified in themselves.
18:11 More to be desired than gold and many precious stones: * and sweeter than honey and the honeycomb.
18:12 For thy servant keepeth them, * and in keeping them there is a great reward.
18:13 Who can understand sins? from my secret ones cleanse me, O Lord: * and from those of others spare thy servant.
18:14 If they shall have no dominion over me, then shall I be without spot: * and I shall be cleansed from the greatest sin.
18:15 And the words of my mouth shall be such as may please: * and the meditation of my heart always in thy sight.
18:15 O Lord, my helper, * and my redeemer.
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Ghost.
R. As it was in the beginning, is now, * and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Ant. The Lord hath set His tabernacle in the sun.
Ant. In Conceptióne sua * accépit María benedictiónem a Dómino, et misericórdiam a Deo salutári suo.
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. In Conceptióne sua accépit María benedictiónem a Dómino, et misericórdiam a Deo salutári suo.
Ant. Even in her Conception * did Mary receive a blessing from the Lord, and mercy from the God of her salvation.
Psalm 23 [3]
23:1 The earth is the Lord’s and the fulness thereof: * the world, and all they that dwell therein.
23:2 For he hath founded it upon the seas; * and hath prepared it upon the rivers.
23:3 Who shall ascend into the mountain of the Lord: * or who shall stand in his holy place?
23:4 The innocent in hands, and clean of heart, * who hath not taken his soul in vain, nor sworn deceitfully to his neighbour.
23:5 He shall receive a blessing from the Lord, * and mercy from God his Saviour.
23:6 This is the generation of them that seek him, * of them that seek the face of the God of Jacob.
23:7 Lift up your gates, O ye princes, and be ye lifted up, O eternal gates: * and the King of Glory shall enter in.
23:8 Who is this King of Glory? * the Lord who is strong and mighty: the Lord mighty in battle.
23:9 Lift up your gates, O ye princes, and be ye lifted up, O eternal gates: * and the King of Glory shall enter in.
23:10 Who is this King of Glory? * the Lord of hosts, he is the King of Glory.
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. Even in her Conception did Mary receive a blessing from the Lord, and mercy from the God of her salvation.
V. Deus omnípotens præcínxit me virtúte.
R. Et pósuit immaculátam viam meam.
V. It is Almighty God That girdeth me with strength.
R. And maketh my way perfect.
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 Génesis
Gen 3:1-5
1 Serpens erat callídior cunctis animántibus terræ quæ fécerat Dóminus Deus. Qui dixit ad mulíerem: Cur præcépit vobis Deus ut non comederétis de omni ligno paradísi?
2 Cui respóndit múlier: De fructu lignórum, quæ sunt in paradíso, véscimur:
3 De fructu vero ligni quod est in médio paradísi, præcépit nobis Deus ne comederémus, et ne tangerémus illud, ne forte moriámur.
4 Dixit autem serpens ad mulíerem: Nequáquam morte moriémini.
5 Scit enim Deus quod in quocúmque die comedéritis ex eo, aperiéntur óculi vestri, et éritis sicut dii, sciéntes bonum et malum.
V. Tu autem, Dómine, miserére nobis.
R. Deo grátias.

R. Per unum hóminem peccátum in hunc mundum intrávit, in quo omnes peccavérunt.
* Ne timeas, María, invenísti grátiam apud Deum.
V. Erípuit Dóminus ánimam tuam de morte, et contra inimícum factus est protéctor tuus.
R. Ne timeas, María, invenísti grátiam apud Deum.

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

Reading 1
From the book of Genesis
Gen 3:1-5
1 Now the serpent was more subtle than any of the beasts of the earth which the Lord God made. And he said to the woman: Why hath God commanded you, that you should not eat of every tree of paradise?
2 And the woman answered him, saying: Of the fruit of the trees that are in paradise we do eat:
3 But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of paradise, God hath commanded us that we should not eat; and that we should not touch it, lest perhaps we die.
4 And the serpent said to the woman: No, you shall not die the death.
5 For God doth know that in what day soever you shall eat thereof, your eyes shall be opened: and you shall be as Gods, knowing good and evil.
V. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us.
R. Thanks be to God.

R. By one man sin entered into the world, in whom all have sinned.
* Fear not, Mary, for thou hast found grace with God.
V. The Lord hath delivered thy soul from death, yea, the Lord was thy stay.
R. Fear not, Mary, for thou hast found grace with God.
V. Iube, Dómine, benedícere.
Benedictio. Unigénitus Dei Fílius nos benedícere et adiuváre dignétur. Amen.

Lectio 2
Gen 3:6-8
6 Vidit ígitur múlier quod bonum esset lignum ad vescéndum, et pulchrum óculis, aspectúque delectábile: et tulit de fructu illíus, et comédit: dedítque viro suo, qui comédit.
7 Et apérti sunt óculi ambórum; cumque cognovíssent se esse nudos, consuérunt fólia ficus, et fecérunt sibi perizómata.
8 Et cum audíssent vocem Dómini Dei deambulántis in paradíso ad auram post merídiem, abscóndit se Adam et uxor eius a fácie Dómini Dei in médio ligni paradísi.
V. Tu autem, Dómine, miserére nobis.
R. Deo grátias.

R. Transíte ad me, omnes qui concupíscitis me:
* Et narrábo vobis quanta fecit Deus ánimæ meæ.
V. Vivit Dóminus, quóniam adimplévit in me misericórdiam suam.
R. Et narrábo vobis quanta fecit Deus ánimæ meæ.
V. Grant, Lord, a blessing.
Benediction. May the Son, the Sole-begotten, mercifully bless and keep us. Amen.

Reading 2
Gen 3:6-8
6 And the woman saw that the tree was good to eat, and fair to the eyes, and delightful to behold: and she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave to her husband who did eat.
7 And the eyes of them both were opened: and when they perceived themselves to be naked, they sewed together fig leaves, and made themselves aprons.
8 And when they heard the voice of the Lord God walking in paradise at the afternoon air, Adam and his wife hid themselves from the face of the Lord God, amidst the trees of paradise.
V. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us.
R. Thanks be to God.

R. Come unto me all ye that be desirous of me
* And I will declare what God hath done for my soul.
V. As the Lord liveth, by me He hath fulfilled His mercy.
R. And I will declare what God hath done for my soul.
V. Iube, Dómine, benedícere.
Benedictio. Spíritus Sancti grátia illúminet sensus et corda nostra. Amen.

Lectio 3
Gen 3:9-15
9 Vocavítque Dóminus Deus Adam, et dixit ei: Ubi es?
10 Qui ait: Vocem tuam audívi in paradíso, et tímui, eo quod nudus essem, et abscóndi me.
11 Cui dixit: Quis enim indicávit tibi quod nudus esses, nisi quod ex ligno de quo præcéperam tibi ne coméderes, comedísti?
12 Dixítque Adam: Múlier, quam dedísti mihi sóciam, dedit mihi de ligno, et comédi.
13 Et dixit Dóminus Deus ad mulíerem: Quare hoc fecísti? Quæ respóndit: Serpens decépit me, et comédi.
14 Et ait Dóminus Deus ad serpéntem: Quia fecísti hoc, maledíctus es inter ómnia animántia, et béstias terræ: super pectus tuum gradiéris, et terram cómedes cunctis diébus vitæ tuæ.
15 Inimicítias ponam inter te et mulíerem, et semen tuum et semen illíus: ipsa cónteret caput tuum, et tu insidiáberis calcáneo eius.
V. Tu autem, Dómine, miserére nobis.
R. Deo grátias.

R. Elécta mea cándida sicut nix in Líbano; sicut favus distíllans lábia eius:
* Mel et lac sub lingua illíus.
V. Veni de Líbano, sponsa mea, veni, coronáberis coróna gratiárum.
R. Mel et lac sub lingua illíus.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Mel et lac sub lingua illíus.
V. Grant, Lord, a blessing.
Benediction. May the grace of the Holy Spirit enlighten all our hearts and minds. Amen.

Reading 3
Gen 3:9-15
9 And the Lord God called Adam, and said to him: Where art thou?
10 And he said: I heard thy voice in paradise; and I was afraid, because I was naked, and I hid myself.
11 And he said to him: And who hath told thee that thou wast naked, but that thou hast eaten of the tree whereof I commanded thee that thou shouldst not eat?
12 And Adam said: The woman, whom thou gavest me to be my companion, gave me of the tree, and I did eat.
13 And the Lord God said to the woman: Why hast thou done this? And she answered: The serpent deceived me, and I did eat.
14 And the Lord God said to the serpent: Because thou hast done this thing, thou art cursed among all cattle, and the beasts of the earth: upon thy breast shalt thou go, and earth shalt thou eat all the days of thy life.
15 I will put enmities between thee and the woman, and thy seed and her seed: she shall crush thy head, and thou shalt lie in wait for her heel.
V. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us.
R. Thanks be to God.

R. My beloved is white like snow in Lebanon, her lips drop as the honeycomb.
* Honey and milk are under her tongue.
V. Come from Lebanon, My Spouse, thou shalt be crowned with a crown of grace.
R. Honey and milk are under her tongue.
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Ghost.
R. Honey and milk are under her tongue.
Nocturn II.
Ant. Diffúsa est * grátia in Conceptióne eius, et speciósa appáruit inter fílias hóminum.
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. Diffúsa est grátia in Conceptióne eius, et speciósa appáruit inter fílias hóminum.
Nocturn II.
Ant. Grace is poured into her Conception, * and she is fairer than the daughters of men.
Psalm 44 [4]
44:2 My heart hath uttered a good word; * I speak my works to the King.
44:2 My tongue is the pen of a scrivener * that writeth swiftly.
44:3 Thou art beautiful above the sons of men: grace is poured abroad in thy lips; * therefore hath God blessed thee for ever.
44:4 Gird thy sword upon thy thigh, * O thou most mighty.
44:5 With thy comeliness and thy beauty * set out, proceed prosperously, and reign.
44:5 Because of truth and meekness and justice: * and thy right hand shall conduct thee wonderfully.
44:6 Thy arrows are sharp: under thee shall people fall, * into the hearts of the king’s enemies.
44:7 Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: * the sceptre of thy kingdom is a sceptre of uprightness.
44:8 Thou hast loved justice, and hated iniquity: * therefore God, thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows.
44:9 Myrrh and stacte and cassia perfume thy garments, from the ivory houses: * out of which the daughters of kings have delighted thee in thy glory.
44:10 The queen stood on thy right hand, in gilded clothing; * surrounded with variety.
44:11 Hearken, O daughter, and see, and incline thy ear: * and forget thy people and thy father’s house.
44:12 And the king shall greatly desire thy beauty; * for he is the Lord thy God, and him they shall adore.
44:13 And the daughters of Tyre with gifts, * yea, all the rich among the people, shall entreat thy countenance.
44:14 All the glory of the king’s daughter is within, * in golden borders, clothed round about with varieties.
44:15 After her shall virgins be brought to the king: * her neighbours shall be brought to thee.
44:16 They shall be brought with gladness and rejoicing: * they shall be brought into the temple of the king.
44:17 Instead of thy fathers, sons are born to thee: * thou shalt make them princes over all the earth.
44:18 They shall remember thy name * throughout all generations.
44:18 Therefore shall people praise thee for ever; yea, * for ever and ever.
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Ghost.
R. As it was in the beginning, is now, * and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Ant. Grace is poured into her Conception, and she is fairer than the daughters of men.
Ant. Adiúvit eam * Deus mane dilúculo; sanctificávit tabernáculum suum Altíssimus.
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. Adiúvit eam Deus mane dilúculo; sanctificávit tabernáculum suum Altíssimus.
Ant. God hath holpen her right early, * the Most High hath hallowed His tabernacle.
Psalm 45 [5]
45:2 Our God is our refuge and strength: * a helper in troubles, which have found us exceedingly.
45:3 Therefore we will not fear, when the earth shall be troubled; * and the mountains shall be removed into the heart of the sea.
45:4 Their waters roared and were troubled: * the mountains were troubled with his strength.
45:5 The stream of the river maketh the city of God joyful: * the most High hath sanctified his own tabernacle.
45:6 God is in the midst thereof, it shall not be moved: * God will help it in the morning early.
45:7 Nations were troubled, and kingdoms were bowed down: * he uttered his voice, the earth trembled.
45:8 The Lord of armies is with us: * the God of Jacob is our protector.
45:9 Come and behold ye the works of the Lord: what wonders he hath done upon earth, * making wars to cease even to the end of the earth.
45:10 He shall destroy the bow, and break the weapons: * and the shield he shall burn in the fire.
45:11 Be still and see that I am God; * I will be exalted among the nations, and I will be exalted in the earth.
45:12 The Lord of armies is with us: * the God of Jacob is our protector.
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Ghost.
R. As it was in the beginning, is now, * and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Ant. God hath holpen her right early, the Most High hath hallowed His tabernacle.
Ant. Gloriósa * dicta sunt de te, cívitas Dei: fundávit te Dóminus in móntibus sanctis.
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. Gloriósa dicta sunt de te, cívitas Dei: fundávit te Dóminus in móntibus sanctis.
Ant. Glorious things are spoken of thee, O City of God; * the Lord hath laid thy foundation in the holy mountains.
Psalm 86 [6]
86:1 The foundations thereof are in the holy mountains: * The Lord loveth the gates of Sion above all the tabernacles of Jacob.
86:3 Glorious things are said of thee, * O city of God.
86:4 I will be mindful of Rahab and of Babylon * knowing me.
86:4 Behold the foreigners, and Tyre, and the people of the Ethiopians, * these were there.
86:5 Shall not Sion say: This man and that man is born in her? * and the Highest himself hath founded her.
86:6 The Lord shall tell in his writings of peoples and of princes, * of them that have been in her.
86:7 The dwelling in thee * is as it were of all rejoicing.
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Ghost.
R. As it was in the beginning, is now, * and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Ant. Glorious things are spoken of thee, O City of God; the Lord hath laid thy foundation in the holy mountains.
V. In hoc cognóvi quóniam voluísti me.
R. Quóniam non gaudébit inimícus meus super me.
V. By this I know that Thou favourest me.
R. Because mine enemy cannot triumph over me.
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 Hierónymi Presbýteri
De Assumptióne B. M. V.
Qualis et quanta esset beáta et gloriósa semper Virgo María, ab Angelo divínitus declarátur, cum dícitur: Ave, grátia plena; Dóminus tecum: benedícta tu in muliéribus. Tálibus namque decébat Vírginem oppignorári munéribus, ut esset grátia plena, quæ dedit cælis glóriam, terris Dóminum, pacémque refudit, fidem géntibus, finem vítiis, vitæ ordinem, móribus disciplínam. Et bene plena, quia céteris per partes præstátur; Maríæ vero simul se tota infúdit plenitúdo gratiæ. Vere plena, quia etsi in sanctis Pátribus et Prophétis grátia fuísse créditur, non tamen eátenus plena; in Maríam vero totíus gratiæ, quæ in Christo est, plenitúdo venit, quamquam áliter. Et ídeo inquit: Benedícta tu in muliéribus; id est plus benedícta quam omnes mulíeres. Ac per hoc quidquid maledictiónis infúsum est per Hevam, totum ábstulit benedíctio Maríæ. De ipsa Sálomon in Cánticis, quasi in laudem eius, Veni, inquit, colúmba mea, immaculáta mea. Iam enim hiems tránsiit, imber ábiit et recéssit. Ac deinde inquit: Veni de Líbano, veni, coronáberis.
V. Tu autem, Dómine, miserére nobis.
R. Deo grátias.

R. Ego ex ore Altíssimi prodívi, primogénita ante omnem creatúram: ego feci in cælis, ut orirétur lumen indefíciens.
* Nondum erant abýssi, et ego iam concépta eram.
V. Deus enim creávit me in iustítia, et apprehéndit manum meam, et servávit me.
R. Nondum erant abýssi, et ego iam concépta eram.

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

Reading 4
From the Sermons of St. Jerome, Priest at Bethlehem.
On the Assumption
Who and what was the blessed and glorious Mary, always a Virgin, hath been revealed by God by the message of an Angel, in these words: Hail, thou that art full of grace, the Lord is with thee blessed art thou among women. It was fitting that a fullness of grace should be poured into that Virgin who hath given to God glory and to man a Saviour, who hath brought peace to earth, who hath given faith to the Gentiles, who hath killed sin, who hath given law to life, who hath made the crooked ways straight. Verily, she is full of grace. To others grace cometh measure by measure; in Mary grace dwelleth at once in all fullness. Verily, she is full of grace. We believe that the holy Fathers and Prophets had grace; but they were not full of grace. But into Mary came a fullness of all the grace which is in Christ, albeit otherwise than as it is in Him. Therefore is it said: Blessed art thou among women, that is, Blessed art thou above all women. The fulness of blessing in Mary utterly neutralized in her any effects of the curse of Eve. In her praise Solomon writeth in the Song of Songs, ii. 10,: Rise up, my dove, my fair one, for the winter is past, the rain is over and gone. And again: Come from Lebanon, my Spouse, come, thou shalt be crowned. iv. 8.
V. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us.
R. Thanks be to God.

R. I came out of the mouth of the Most High, the first-begotten before every creature. I made the unfading light to arise in the heavens.
* When there were no depths I was conceived.
V. For the Lord hath created me in righteousness, and hath held mine hand, and hath kept me.
R. When there were no depths I was conceived.
V. Iube, Dómine, benedícere.
Benedictio. Christus perpétuæ det nobis gáudia vitæ. Amen.

Lectio 5
Non immérito ígitur veníre de Líbano iubétur, quia Líbanus candidátio interpretátur. Erat enim candidáta multis meritórum virtútibus, et dealbáta nive candídior, Spíritus Sancti munéribus, simplicitátem colúmbæ in ómnibus repræséntans: quóniam, quidquid in ea gestum est, totum púritas et simplícitas, totum véritas et grátia fuit; totum misericórdia et iustítia, quæ de cælo prospéxit: et ídeo immaculáta, quia in nullo corrúpta. Circúmdedit enim virum in útero, sicut Ieremías sanctus testátur, et non aliúnde accépit. Fáciet, inquit, Dóminus novum super terram, et múlier circúmdabit virum. Vere novum, et ómnium novitátum superéminens nóvitas virtútum, quando Deus (quem ferre non potest mundus, neque vidére áliquis, ut vívere possit) sic ingréssus est hospítium ventris, ut corporis claustrum nescíret; sicque gestátus, ut totus Deus in eo esset; et sic exívit inde, ut esset (sicut Ezéchiel fatétur) porta omníno clausa. Unde cánitur in eísdem Cánticis de ea: Hortus conclúsus, fons signátus, emissiónes tuæ paradísus. Vere hortus deliciárum, in quo cónsita sunt univérsa florum génera, et odoraménta virtútum; sicque conclúsus, ut nésciat violári, neque corrúmpi ullis insidiárum fráudibus. Fons itaque signátus sigíllo totíus Trinitátis.
V. Tu autem, Dómine, miserére nobis.
R. Deo grátias.

R. Nihil inquinátum in eam incúrrit:
* Candor est lucis ætérnæ et spéculum sine mácula.
V. Est enim hæc speciósior sole, et luci comparáta invenítur púrior.
R. Candor est lucis ætérnæ et spéculum sine mácula.
V. Grant, Lord, a blessing.
Benediction. May Christ to all His people give, for ever in His sight to live. Amen.

Reading 5
Not unjustly then is she bidden to come from Lebanon, for Lebanon is so named on account of its stainless and glistening whiteness. The earthly Lebanon is white with snow, but the lonely heights of Mary's holiness are white with purity and grace, brilliantly fair, whiter far than snow, sparkling with the gifts of the Holy Ghost she is undefiled like a dove, all clean, all upright, full of grace and truth. She is full of mercy, and of the righteousness that hath looked down from heaven, and therefore is she without stain because in her hath never been any corruption. She hath compassed a man in her womb, saith holy Jeremiah, but she conceived not by the will of fallen man. The Lord, saith the Prophet, hath created a new thing in the earth; a woman shall compass a man. xxxi. 22. Verily, it is a new thing. Verily, it was a new work of power, greater than all other works, when God, Whom the world cannot bear, and Whom no man shall see and live, entered the lodging of her womb, breaking not the blissful cloister of her virgin flesh. And in her body He was borne, the Infinite inclosed within her womb. And from her womb He came forth, so that it was fulfilled which was spoken of the Prophet Ezekiel, saying: This gate shall be shut, it shall not be opened, and no man shall enter in by it; because the Lord, the God of Israel, hath entered in by it, therefore it shall be shut. xliv. 2. Hence also in the Song of Songs it is said of her iv. 12,: A garden enclosed is my sister, my spouse, a garden enclosed, a fountain sealed, thy perfumes are a garden of delights. Verily a garden of delights, filled with the perfumes of all flowers, rich with the sweet savour of grace. And the most holy Virgin herself is a garden enclosed, whereinto sin and Satan have never entered to sully the blossoms, a fountain sealed, sealed with the seal of the Trinity.
V. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us.
R. Thanks be to God.

R. No defiled thing can fall into her;
* She is the brightness of the everlasting light, and the unspotted mirror of the power of God.
V. For she is more beautiful than the sun, and being compared with the light, she is found before it.
R. She is the brightness of the everlasting light, and the unspotted mirror of the power of God.
V. Iube, Dómine, benedícere.
Benedictio. Ignem sui amóris accéndat Deus in córdibus nostris. Amen.

Lectio 6
Ex Actis Pii Papæ noni

Deíparæ autem Vírginis in sua Conceptióne de tetérrimo humáni géneris hoste victóriam, quam divína elóquia, veneránda tradítio, perpétuus Ecclésiæ sensus, singuláris episcopórum ac fidélium conspirátio, insígnia quoque summórum Pontificum acta atque constitutiónes mirífice iam illustrábant, Pius nonus Póntifex máximus totíus Ecclésiæ votis ánnuens státuit suprémo suo atque infallíbili oráculo solémniter proclamáre. Itaque sexto idus decémbris anni millésimi octingentésimi quinquagésimi quarti in basílica Vaticána, ingénti sanctæ Románæ Ecclésiæ patrum cardinálium et Episcopórum ex díssitis étiam regiónibus astánte cœtu, universóque plaudénte orbe, solémniter pronuntiávit et definívit: Doctrínam quæ tenet beatíssimam Vírginem Maríam in primo instánti suæ Conceptiónis fuísse, singulári Dei privilégio, ab omni originális culpæ labe præservátam immúnem, esse a Deo revelátam, ac proínde ab ómnibus fidélibus fírmiter constantérque credéndam.
V. Tu autem, Dómine, miserére nobis.
R. Deo grátias.

R. Signum magnum appáruit in cælo: Múlier amícta sole, et luna sub pédibus eius,
* Et in cápite eius coróna stellárum duódecim.
V. Induit eam Dóminus vestiméntis salútis, induménto iustítiæ, et quasi sponsam ornávit eam monílibus suis.
R. Et in cápite eius coróna stellárum duódecim.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Et in cápite eius coróna stellárum duódecim.
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 IX

The fact that the Virgin Mother of God had at the moment of her conception triumphed over the foul enemy of man, hath ever been borne out by the Holy Scriptures, by the venerable tradition of the Church, and by her unceasing belief, as well as by the common conviction of all Bishops and faithful Catholics, and by marked acts and constitutions of the Holy See. At length the Supreme Pontiff Pius IX, in compliance with the wishes of the Universal Church, determined to publish it as a truth of faith, on his own absolute and unerring authority, and accordingly, on the 8th day of December, 1854, in the Vatican Basilica, in presence of a great multitude composed of the Fathers Cardinals of the Holy Roman Church, and Bishops from all parts of the earth, he, with the consent and jubilation of the whole world, declared and defined as follows That doctrine which declareth that the most blessed Virgin Mary was in the first instant of her Conception preserved, by a special privilege granted unto her by God, from any stain of original sin, is a doctrine taught and revealed by God, and therefore is to be held by all faithful Christians firmly and constantly.
V. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us.
R. Thanks be to God.

R. There appeared a great wonder in heaven; a Woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet
* And upon her head a crown of twelve stars.
V. The Lord hath clothed her with the garments of salvation, and hath covered her with the robe of righteousness, yea, as a bride He hath adorned her with jewels.
R. And upon her head a crown of twelve stars.
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Ghost.
R. And upon her head a crown of twelve stars.
Nocturn III.
Ant. Sanctimónia et magnificéntia * in Conceptióne eius: annuntiáte in ómnibus pópulis glóriam eius.
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. Sanctimónia et magnificéntia in Conceptióne eius: annuntiáte in ómnibus pópulis glóriam eius.
Nocturn III.
Ant. Holiness and beauty are in her Conception; * declare her glory among all people.
Psalm 95 [7]
95:1 Sing ye to the Lord a new canticle: * sing to the Lord, all the earth.
95:2 Sing ye to the Lord and bless his name: * shew forth his salvation from day to day.
95:3 Declare his glory among the Gentiles: * his wonders among all people.
95:4 For the Lord is great, and exceedingly to be praised: * he is to be feared above all gods.
95:5 For all the gods of the Gentiles are devils: * but the Lord made the heavens.
95:6 Praise and beauty are before him: * holiness and majesty in his sanctuary.
95:7 Bring ye to the Lord, O ye kindreds of the Gentiles, bring ye to the Lord glory and honour: * bring to the Lord glory unto his name.
95:8 Bring up sacrifices, and come into his courts: * adore ye the Lord in his holy court.
95:9 Let all the earth be moved at his presence. * Say ye among the Gentiles, the Lord hath reigned.
95:10 For he hath corrected the world, which shall not be moved: * he will judge the people with justice.
95:11 Let the heavens rejoice, and let the earth be glad, let the sea be moved, and the fulness thereof: * the fields and all things that are in them shall be joyful.
95:12 Then shall all the trees of the woods rejoice before the face of the Lord, because he cometh: * because he cometh to judge the earth.
95:13 He shall judge the world with justice, * and the people with his truth.
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Ghost.
R. As it was in the beginning, is now, * and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Ant. Holiness and beauty are in her Conception; declare her glory among all people.
Ant. Lætámini, omnes, * in Dómino: et confitémini memóriæ sanctitátis eius.
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. Lætámini, omnes, in Dómino: et confitémini memóriæ sanctitátis eius.
Ant. Rejoice ye all in the Lord * and give thanks at the remembrance of His holiness.
Psalm 96 [8]
96:1 The Lord hath reigned, let the earth rejoice: * let many islands be glad.
96:2 Clouds and darkness are round about him: * justice and judgment are the establishment of his throne.
96:3 A fire shall go before him, * and shall burn his enemies round about.
96:4 His lightnings have shone forth to the world: * the earth saw and trembled.
96:5 The mountains melted like wax, at the presence of the Lord: * at the presence of the Lord of all the earth.
96:6 The heavens declared his justice: * and all people saw his glory.
96:7 Let them be all confounded that adore graven things, * and that glory in their idols.
96:7 Adore him, all you his angels: * Sion heard, and was glad.
96:8 And the daughters of Juda rejoiced, * because of thy judgments, O Lord.
96:9 For thou art the most high Lord over all the earth: * thou art exalted exceedingly above all gods.
96:10 You that love the Lord, hate evil: * the Lord preserveth the souls of his saints, he will deliver them out of the hand of the sinner.
96:11 Light is risen to the just, * and joy to the right of heart.
96:12 Rejoice, ye just, in the Lord: * and give praise to the remembrance of his holiness.
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Ghost.
R. As it was in the beginning, is now, * and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Ant. Rejoice ye all in the Lord and give thanks at the remembrance of His holiness.
Ant. Notum fecit * Dóminus opus suum: in conspéctu géntium revelávit glóriam Genetrícis suæ.
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. Notum fecit Dóminus opus suum: in conspéctu géntium revelávit glóriam Genetrícis suæ.
Ant. The Lord hath made known His salvation; * the glory of His Mother hath He openly showed in the sight of the heathen.
Psalm 97 [9]
97:1 Sing ye to the Lord a new canticle: * because he hath done wonderful things.
97:1 His right hand hath wrought for him salvation, * and his arm is holy.
97:2 The Lord hath made known his salvation: * he hath revealed his justice in the sight of the Gentiles.
97:3 He hath remembered his mercy * and his truth toward the house of Israel.
97:3 All the ends of the earth have seen * the salvation of our God.
97:4 Sing joyfully to God, all the earth; * make melody, rejoice and sing.
97:5 Sing praise to the Lord on the harp, on the harp, and with the voice of a psalm: * with long trumpets, and sound of cornet.
97:6 Make a joyful noise before the Lord our king: * let the sea be moved and the fulness thereof: the world and they that dwell therein.
97:8 The rivers shall clap their hands, the mountains shall rejoice together at the presence of the Lord: * because he cometh to judge the earth.
97:9 He shall judge the world with justice, * and the people with equity.
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Ghost.
R. As it was in the beginning, is now, * and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Ant. The Lord hath made known His salvation; the glory of His Mother hath He openly showed in the sight of the heathen.
V. Exaltábo te, Dómine, quóniam suscepísti me.
R. Nec delectásti inimícos meos super me.
V. I will extol thee, O Lord, for Thou hast lifted me up.
R. And hast not made my foes to rejoice over me.
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 1:26-28
In illo témpore: Missus est Angelus Gábriel a Deo in civitátem Galilǽæ, cui nomen Názareth, ad Vírginem desponsátam viro, cui nomen erat Ioseph, de domo David, et nomen Vírginis María. Et réliqua.

Homilía sancti Germáni Epíscopi
In Præsentatióne Deíparæ
Ave, María, grátia plena, Sanctis sánctior, et cælis excélsior, et Chérubim gloriósior, et Séraphim honorabílior, et super omnem creatúram venerabílior. Ave, colúmba, quæ nobis et fructum fers olivæ, et servatórem a spiritáli dilúvio ac portum salútis annúntias; cuius pennæ deargentátæ, et posterióra dorsi in pallóre auri sanctíssimi et illuminántis Spíritus fulgóre irradiántur. Ave, amœníssimus et rationális Dei paradísus, benevolentíssima et omnipoténti eiusdem dextra hódie ad Oriéntem plantátus, et ipsi suave olens lílium, et rosam immarcescíbilem gérminans in eórum medélam, qui pestíferam animǽque exitiálem amaritúdinem mortis ad Occidéntem ebíberant; paradísus, in quo ad veritátis agnitiónem lignum vivíficum effloréscit, e quo qui gustáverint, immortalitátem consequúntur. Ave, sacrosáncte ædificátum, immaculátum, purissimúmque Dei summi Regis palátium, eiúsdem Dei Regis magnificéntia circumornátum, omnésque hospítio recípiens ac mýsticis refíciens delíciis; in quo non manufáctus et vário decóre nitens situs est spirituális Sponsi thálamus; in quo Verbum errántem humánam stirpem revocáre volens, carnem sibi desponsávit, ut eos, qui voluntáte própria extórres facti fúerant, Patri reconciliáret.
V. Tu autem, Dómine, miserére nobis.
R. Deo grátias.

R. Hortus conclúsus soror mea sponsa, hortus conclúsus, fons signátus:
* Emissiónes tuæ paradísus, o María.
V. Aperi mihi, soror mea, amíca mea, colúmba mea, immaculáta mea.
R. Emissiónes tuæ paradísus, o María.

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 1:26-28
In that time, the angel Gabriel was sent from God into a city of Galilee, called Nazareth, to a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin's name was Mary. And so on.

Homily by St. Germain, Patriarch of Constantinople.
On the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin.
Hail, Mary, full of grace, holier than the Saints, higher than the heavens, more glorious than the Cherubim, more honourable than the Seraphim, and the most worshipful thing that the hands of God have made. Hail, O dove, bearing in thy beak the olive-branch of peace that telleth us of salvation from the spiritual flood, Gen. viii. 10, n, dove, blessed omen of a safe harbour, whose wings are of silver, and thy feathers of gold, shining in the bright beams of the Most Holy and Light-giving Spirit. Ps. lxvii. 14. Hail, thou living garden of Eden, planted towards the East by the right hand of the Most Merciful and Mighty God, wherein do grow to His glory rich lilies and unfading roses, for the healing of them that have drunk in death from the blighting and pestilential breezes of the bitter West, Gen. ii. 8, 9; Eden, wherein hath sprung that Tree of life, Whereof if any man eat he shall live for ever. Gen. ii. 9; iii. 22. John vi. 52. Hail, stately Palace of the King, most holy, stainless, purest, House of the Most High God, adorned with His Royal splendour, open to all, filled with Kingly dainties; Palace wherein is that spiritual bridal chamber, not made with hands, nor hung with divers colours, in the which the Eternal Word, when He would raise up fallen man, wedded flesh unto Himself, that He might reconcile unto the Father them who had cast themselves away.
V. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us.
R. Thanks be to God.

R. A garden enclosed is my sister, my spouse, a garden enclosed, a fountain sealed.
* O Mary, thy perfumes are a garden of delights.
V. Open to me, my sister, my love, my dove, my undefiled.
R. O Mary, thy perfumes are a garden of delights.
V. Iube, Dómine, benedícere.
Benedictio. Cuius festum cólimus, ipsa Virgo vírginum intercédat pro nobis ad Dóminum. Amen.

Lectio 8
Ave, Dei mons præpínguis et umbrósus, in quo enutrítus Agnus rationális peccáta atque infirmitátes nostras portávit: mons, e quo devolútus ille nulla manu præcísus lapis, contrívit aras idolórum, et factus est in caput ánguli, mirábilis in óculis nostris. Ave, sanctus Dei thronus, divínum donárium, domus glóriæ, perpúlchrum ornaméntum, cimélium eléctum, et totíus orbis propitiatórium, cælúmque Dei glóriam enárrans. Ave, urna ex puro auro confláta, et suavíssimam animárum nostrárum dulcédinem, Christum scílicet qui manna est, cóntinens. O puríssima et omni laude et obséquio digníssima Virgo, Deo dicátum donárium omni creaturárum conditióni præcéllens, terra non secta, inarátus ager, vitis floridíssima, fons aquas effúndens, virgo génerans, et mater viri néscia, innocéntiæ thesáurus abscónditus, et sanctimóniæ decus; acceptíssimis tuis ac matérna auctoritáte válidis précibus ad Dóminum ac Deum ómnium Conditórem, Fílium tuum ex te sine patre génitum, ecclesiástici órdinis gubernácula fac dírigas, et ad portum tranquíllum perdúcas.
V. Tu autem, Dómine, miserére nobis.
R. Deo grátias.

R. Magníficat ánima mea Dóminum:
* Quia fecit mihi magna qui potens est, et sanctum nomen eius.
V. Ecce enim ex hoc beátam me dicent omnes generatiónes.
R. Quia fecit mihi magna qui potens est, et sanctum nomen eius.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Quia fecit mihi magna qui potens est, et sanctum nomen eius.
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
Hail, O rich and shady Mountain of God, whereon pastured the True Lamb, Who hath taken away our sins and infirmities, Hab. iii. 3; Isa. liii. 4; John i. 29, mountain, whereout hath been cut without hands that Stone which hath smitten the altars of the idols, and become the head-stone of the corner, marvellous in our eyes. Dan. ii. 34; Ps. cxvii. 22, 23. Hail, thou holy Throne of God, thou divinest store-house, thou temple of glory, thou bright crown, thou chosen treasure, thou mercy-seat for the whole world, thou heaven declaring the glory of God. Ps. xviii. 2. Hail, thou vessel of pure gold, made to hold the manna that came down from heaven, the sweet food of our souls, even Christ. Ex. xvi.33; Heb. ix. 4; John vi. 49-51. Hail, O purest Virgin, most praiseworthy and most worshipful, hallowed treasury for the wants of all creatures; thou art the untitled earth, the unploughed field; thou art the vine full of flowers, the well overflowing with waters, Maiden and Mother; thou art the Mother that knew not a man, the hidden treasure of guilelessness, and the clear, bright star of holiness; by thy most acceptable prayers, strong from thy motherly mouth, obtain for all estates of men in the Church that they may continually tend unto Him Who is the Lord, and God, and Maker of thee, and of them, and of all, but of thee the Son also, conceived without man's intervention; obtain this, O Mother, pilot them to the harbour of peace.
V. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us.
R. Thanks be to God.

R. My soul doth magnify the Lord;
* For He That is mighty hath done to me great things, and holy is His name.
V. For, behold, from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed.
R. For He That is mighty hath done to me great things, and holy is His name.
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Ghost.
R. For He That is mighty hath done to me great things, and holy is His name.
V. Iube, Dómine, benedícere.
Benedictio. Ad societátem cívium supernórum perdúcat nos Rex Angelórum. Amen.

Lectio 9
Sacerdótes iustítia, et probátæ, immaculátæ ac sincéræ fidei exsultatióne splendidíssime indúito. Orthodóxis princípibus, qui præ omni púrpuræ aut auri splendóre, et præ margarítis ac lapídibus pretiósis, te nacti sunt diadéma et induméntum ac firmíssimum regni sui ornaméntum, in tranquíllo ac próspero statu sceptra dírige. Male fidas natiónes in te ac Deum ex te génitum blasphemántes, eórum pédibus sternens subícito; subiectúmque pópulum, ut secúndum Dei præcéptum in suávi obediéntiæ obséquio persevéret, confirmáto. Tuam hanc civitátem, quæ te tamquam turrim ac fundaméntum habet, victóriæ triúmphis coronáto, et fortitúdine circumcíngens custódito Dei habitatiónem, templi decórem semper conserváto; laudatóres tuos ab omni discrímine et ánimi angóre éxime; captívis redemptiónem tribúito; peregrínis tecto et quovis præsídio destitútis, solámen te éxhibe. Univérso mundo auxiliatrícem manum tuam pórrige, ut in lætítia et exsultatióne solemnitátes tuas simul cum ista, quam modo celebrámus éxitu transigámus, in Christo Iesu universórum Rege ac vero Deo nostro, cui glória et fortitúdo una cum sancto vitǽque princípio Patre, et coætérno et consubstantiáli et conregnánte Spiritu, nunc et semper et in sǽcula sæculórum. Amen.
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
Be it thine to clothe God's priests with righteousness, and to make them shout aloud for joy Ps. cxxxi. 9, 16, in approved and stainless, and upright and glorious faith. thine be it to guide in peace the sceptres of orthodox princes, even of princes who put their trust in thee to be the crown of their Majesty, and the Royal Robe of their greatness, and the firm foundation of their dominion, more than in purple, or fine gold, or pearls, or precious stones; thine be it to put under their feet the unfaithful nations, nations that blaspheme thee, and the God That was born of thee; thine be it to keep in meek obedience the people that are under them, according to the commandment of God. Behold, this is thine own city, which hath thee for her towers and her foundations, crown her with victory, gird the house of God with strength, keep undefiled the loveliness of His tabernacles, as for them that praise thy name, be thou their deliverer from strife and bitterness of spirit. Free thou the prisoner, protect the wanderer, and if there be any that hath no refuge, be thou to him a consolation. Stretch forth thine hand and help the whole earth so shall we year by year keep this and all thy feasts, and at last be found with thee in Christ Jesus, Who is Lord of all, and verily our God. To Him, with the Holy Father, Who is the Fountain of Life, and the coeternal Spirit, Three Persons and One Substance, even as there is one Kingdom, be glory and strength, now and for ever. Amen.
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 per immaculátam Vírginis Conceptiónem dignum Fílio tuo habitáculum præparásti: quǽsumus; ut qui ex morte eiúsdem Fílii tui prævísa, eam ab omni labe præservásti, nos quoque mundos eius intercessióne ad te perveníre concédas.
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, by the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin, thou prepared a worthy habitation for thy Son; we beseech thee, that, as by the foreseen death of thy same Son thou preserved her from all stain of sin, so thou would grant us also, through her intercession, to come to thee with pure hearts.
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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