Dominica II Adventus ~ Semiduplex II. classis
Commemoratio: De II die Infra Octavam Concept. Immac. Beatæ Mariæ Virginis

Matutinum    12-09-2018

Ante Divinum officium
Incipit
Pater noster, qui es in cælis, sanctificétur nomen tuum: advéniat regnum tuum: fiat volúntas tua, sicut in cælo et in terra. Panem nostrum quotidiánum da nobis hódie: et dimítte nobis débita nostra, sicut et nos dimíttimus debitóribus nostris: et ne nos indúcas in tentatiónem: sed líbera nos a malo. Amen.
Ave María, grátia plena; Dóminus tecum: benedícta tu in muliéribus, et benedíctus fructus ventris tui Jesus. Sancta María, Mater Dei, ora pro nobis peccatóribus, nunc et in hora mortis nostræ. Amen.
Credo in Deum, Patrem omnipoténtem, Creatórem cæli et terræ.
Et in Jesum Christum, Fílium ejus únicum, Dóminum nostrum: qui concéptus est de Spíritu Sancto, natus ex María Vírgine, passus sub Póntio Piláto, crucifíxus, mórtuus, et sepúltus: descéndit ad ínferos; tértia die resurréxit a mórtuis; ascéndit ad cælos; sedet ad déxteram Dei Patris omnipoténtis: inde ventúrus est judicáre vivos et mórtuos.
Credo in Spíritum Sanctum, sanctam Ecclésiam cathólicam, Sanctórum communiónem, remissiónem peccatórum, carnis resurrectiónem, vitam ætérnam. Amen.
V. Dómine, lábia +︎ mea apéries.
R. Et os meum annuntiábit laudem tuam.
V. Deus in adjutórium meum inténde.
R. Dómine, ad adjuvándum me festína.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Sicut erat in princípio, et nunc, et semper, * et in sǽcula sæculórum. Amen.
Allelúja.
Start
Our Father, who art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation: But deliver us from evil. Amen.
Hail Mary, full of grace; The Lord is with thee; Blessed art thou amongst women, And blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God, Pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen.
I believe in God, the Father almighty, Creator of heaven and earth.
And in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord; who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried: he descended into hell; the third day he arose again from the dead; he ascended into heaven; sitteth at the right hand of God the Father almighty: from thence he shall come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Ghost, the holy catholic Church, the communion of Saints, the forgiveness of sins. The resurrection of the body. And life everlasting. Amen.
V. O Lord, +︎ open thou my lips.
R. And my mouth shall declare thy praise.
V. O God, come to my assistance;
R. O Lord, make haste to help me.
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Ghost.
R. As it was in the beginning, is now, * and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
Alleluia.
Invitatorium {Antiphona ex Psalterio secundum tempora}
Ant. Regem ventúrum Dóminum, * Veníte, adorémus.
Ant. Regem ventúrum Dóminum, * Veníte, adorémus.
Veníte, exsultémus Dómino, jubilémus Deo, salutári nostro: præoccupémus fáciem ejus in confessióne, et in psalmis jubilémus ei.
Ant. Regem ventúrum 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 ventúrum 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 ventúrum 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 ventúrum Dóminum, * Veníte, adorémus.
Invitatory {Antiphon from the Psalter for the season of the Church year}
Ant. The Lord, the King who is to come * O come, let us adore Him.
Ant. The Lord, the King who is to come * O come, let us adore Him.
Come let us praise the Lord with joy: let us joyfully sing to God our saviour. Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving; and make a joyful noise to him with psalms.
Ant. The Lord, the King who is to come * O come, let us adore Him.
For the Lord is a great God, and a great King above all gods. For the Lord will not cast off his people: for in his hand are all the ends of the earth, and the heights of the mountains are his.
Ant. O come, let us adore Him.
For the sea is his, and he made it: and his hands formed the dry land. (genuflect) Come let us adore and fall down: and weep before the Lord that made us: For he is the Lord our God: and we are the people of his pasture and the sheep of his hand.
Ant. The Lord, the King who is to come * O come, let us adore Him.
Today if you shall hear his voice, harden not your hearts: As in the provocation, according to the day of temptation in the wilderness: where your fathers tempted me, they proved me, and saw my works.
Ant. O come, let us adore Him.
Forty years long was I offended with that generation, and I said: These always err in heart. And these men have not known my ways: so I swore in my wrath that they shall not enter into my rest.
Ant. The Lord, the King who is to come * O come, let us adore Him.
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Ghost.
R. As it was in the beginning, is now, * and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
Ant. O come, let us adore Him.
Ant. The Lord, the King who is to come * O come, let us adore Him.
Hymnus {ex Psalterio secundum tempora}
Verbum supérnum, pródiens
E Patris ætérni sinu,
Qui natus orbi súbvenis,
Labénte cursu témporis:

Illúmina nunc péctora,
Tuóque amore cóncrema;
Ut cor cadúca déserens
Cæli volúptas ímpleat.

Ut, cum tribúnal Júdicis
Damnábit igni nóxios,
Et vox amíca débitum
Vocábit ad cælum pios;

Non esca flammárum nigros
Volvámur inter túrbines,
Vultu Dei sed cómpotes
Cæli fruámur gáudiis.

* Patri, simulque Fílio,
Tibíque, Sancte Spíritus,
Sicut fuit, sit júgiter
Sæclum per omne glória.
Amen.
Hymn {from the Psalter for the season of the Church year}
Celestial Word, to this our earth
Sent down from God's eternal clime,
To save mankind by mortal birth
Into a world of change and time;

Enlighten our hearts; vain hopes destroy;
And in thy love's consuming fire
Fill all the soul with heavenly joy,
And melt the dross of low desire.

So when the Judge of quick and dead
Shall bid his awful summons come,
To whelm the guilty soul with dread,
And call the blessed to their home.

Saved from the whirling, black abyss,
Forevermore to us be given
To share the feast of saintly bliss,
And see the face of God in heaven.

To God the Father and the Son
Our songs with one accord we raise;
And to the Holy Spirit, One
With them, be ever equal praise
Amen.
Psalmi cum lectionibus {Antiphonæ ex Psalterio secundum tempora}
Nocturn I.
Ant. Véniet ecce Rex
Psalmus 1 [1]
1:1 Beátus vir, qui non ábiit in consílio impiórum, et in via peccatórum non stetit, * et in cáthedra pestiléntiæ non sedit:
1:2 Sed in lege Dómini volúntas ejus, * et in lege ejus meditábitur die ac nocte.
1:3 Et erit tamquam lignum, quod plantátum est secus decúrsus aquárum, * quod fructum suum dabit in témpore suo:
1:3 Et fólium ejus non défluet: * et ómnia quæcúmque fáciet, prosperabúntur.
1:4 Non sic ímpii, non sic: * sed tamquam pulvis, quem proícit ventus a fácie terræ.
1:5 Ídeo non resúrgent ímpii in judício: * neque peccatóres in concílio justórum.
1:6 Quóniam novit Dóminus viam justórum: * et iter impiórum períbit.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Sicut erat in princípio, et nunc, et semper, * et in sǽcula sæculórum. Amen.

Ant. Véniet ecce Rex excélsus cum potestáte magna ad salvándas gentes, allelúja.
Psalms with lections {Antiphons from the Psalter for the season of the Church year}
Nocturn I.
Ant. Behold, there cometh the King
Psalm 1 [1]
1:1 Blessed is the man who hath not walked in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stood in the way of sinners, * nor sat in the chair of pestilence.
1:2 But his will is in the law of the Lord, * and on his law he shall meditate day and night.
1:3 And he shall be like a tree which is planted near the running waters, * which shall bring forth its fruit, in due season.
1:3 And his leaf shall not fall off: * and all whatsoever he shall do shall prosper.
1:4 Not so the wicked, not so: * but like the dust, which the wind driveth from the face of the earth.
1:5 Therefore the wicked shall not rise again in judgment: * nor sinners in the council of the just.
1:6 For the Lord knoweth the way of the just: * and the way of the wicked shall perish.
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Ghost.
R. As it was in the beginning, is now, * and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Ant. Behold, there cometh the King even the Most High, with great power, to save the nations, alleluia.
Ant. Confortáte
Psalmus 2 [2]
2:1 Quare fremuérunt gentes: * et pópuli meditáti sunt inánia?
2:2 Astitérunt reges terræ, et príncipes convenérunt in unum * advérsus Dóminum, et advérsus Christum ejus.
2:3 Dirumpámus víncula eórum: * et proiciámus a nobis jugum ipsórum.
2:4 Qui hábitat in cælis, irridébit eos: * et Dóminus subsannábit eos.
2:5 Tunc loquétur ad eos in ira sua, * et in furóre suo conturbábit eos.
2:6 Ego autem constitútus sum Rex ab eo super Sion montem sanctum ejus, * prǽdicans præcéptum ejus.
2:7 Dóminus dixit ad me: * Fílius meus es tu, ego hódie génui te.
2:8 Póstula a me, et dabo tibi gentes hereditátem tuam, * et possessiónem tuam términos terræ.
2:9 Reges eos in virga férrea, * et tamquam vas fíguli confrínges eos.
2:10 Et nunc, reges, intellégite: * erudímini, qui judicátis terram.
2:11 Servíte Dómino in timóre: * et exsultáte ei cum tremóre.
2:12 Apprehéndite disciplínam, nequándo irascátur Dóminus, * et pereátis de via justa.
2:13 Cum exárserit in brevi ira ejus: * beáti omnes qui confídunt in eo.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Sicut erat in princípio, et nunc, et semper, * et in sǽcula sæculórum. Amen.

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

Ant. Strengthen ye the weak hands, be strong, say: Behold, our God will come, and save us, alleluia.
Ant. Gaudéte omnes
Psalmus 3 [3]
3:2 Dómine, quid multiplicáti sunt qui tríbulant me? * multi insúrgunt advérsum me.
3:3 Multi dicunt ánimæ meæ: * Non est salus ipsi in Deo ejus.
3:4 Tu autem, Dómine, suscéptor meus es, * glória mea, et exáltans caput meum.
3:5 Voce mea ad Dóminum clamávi: * et exaudívit me de monte sancto suo.
3:6 Ego dormívi, et soporátus sum: * et exsurréxi, quia Dóminus suscépit me.
3:7 Non timébo míllia pópuli circumdántis me: * exsúrge, Dómine, salvum me fac, Deus meus.
3:8 Quóniam tu percussísti omnes adversántes mihi sine causa: * dentes peccatórum contrivísti.
3:9 Dómini est salus: * et super pópulum tuum benedíctio tua.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Sicut erat in princípio, et nunc, et semper, * et in sǽcula sæculórum. Amen.

Ant. Gaudéte omnes et lætámini: ecce quia véniet Dóminus ultiónis addúcet retributiónem: ipse véniet, et salvábit nos.
Ant. Rejoice
Psalm 3 [3]
3:2 Why, O Lord, are they multiplied that afflict me? * many are they who rise up against me.
3:3 Many say to my soul: * There is no salvation for him in his God.
3:4 But thou, O Lord art my protector, * my glory, and the lifter up of my head.
3:5 I have cried to the Lord with my voice: * and he hath heard me from his holy hill.
3:6 I have slept and taken my rest: * and I have risen up, because the Lord hath protected me.
3:7 I will not fear thousands of the people, surrounding me: * arise, O Lord; save me, O my God.
3:8 For thou hast struck all them who are my adversaries without cause: * thou hast broken the teeth of sinners.
3:9 Salvation is of the Lord: * and thy blessing is upon thy people.
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Ghost.
R. As it was in the beginning, is now, * and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Ant. Rejoice all ye, and be glad for, behold, the Lord will come with vengeance, He will bring a recompense He will come and save us.
V. Ex Sion spécies decóris ejus.
R. Deus noster maniféste véniet.
V. From Sion, from the place of his greatness.
R. Our God shall come manifestly.
Pater noster, qui es in cælis, sanctificétur nomen tuum: advéniat regnum tuum: fiat volúntas tua, sicut in cælo et in terra. Panem nostrum quotidiánum da nobis hódie: et dimítte nobis débita nostra, sicut et nos dimíttimus debitóribus nostris:
V. Et ne nos indúcas in tentatiónem:
R. Sed líbera nos a malo.
Absolutio. Exáudi, Dómine Jesu Christe, preces servórum tuórum, et miserére nobis: Qui cum Patre et Spíritu Sancto vivis et regnas in sǽcula sæculórum. Amen.
Our Father, who art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us.
V. And lead us not into temptation:
R. But deliver us from evil.
Absolution. O Lord Jesus Christ, graciously hear the prayers of Thy servants, and have mercy upon us, Who livest and reignest with the Father, and the Holy Ghost, ever world without end. Amen.

V. Jube, domne, benedícere.
Benedictio. Benedictióne perpétua benedícat nos Pater ætérnus. Amen.

Lectio 1
De Isaía Prophéta
Isa 11:1-4
1 Et egrediétur virga de radíce Iesse, et flos de radíce eius ascéndet.
2 Et requiéscet super eum Spíritus Dómini: spíritus sapiéntiæ et intelléctus, spíritus consílii et fortitúdinis, spíritus sciéntiæ et pietátis;
3 Et replébit eum spíritus timóris Dómini: non secúndum visiónem oculórum judicábit, neque secúndum audítum áurium árguet:
4 Sed judicábit in justítia páuperes, et árguet in æquitáte pro mansuétis terræ:
V. Tu autem, Dómine, miserére nobis.
R. Deo grátias.

R. Jerúsalem, cito véniet salus tua: Quare mœróre consúmeris? numquid consiliárius non est tibi, quia innovávit te dolor?
* Salvábo te, et liberábo te, noli timére.
V. Ego enim sum Dóminus, Deus tuus, Sanctus Israël, Redémptor tuus.
R. Salvábo te, et liberábo te, noli timére.

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 11:1-4
1 And there shall come forth a rod out of the root of Jesse, and a flower shall rise up out of his root.
2 And the spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him: the spirit of wisdom, and of understanding, the spirit of counsel, and of fortitude, the spirit of knowledge, and of godliness.
3 And he shall be filled with the spirit of the fear of the Lord. He shall not judge according to the sight of the eyes, nor reprove according to the hearing of the ears.
4 But he shall judge the poor with justice, and shall reprove with equity for the meek of the earth.
V. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us.
R. Thanks be to God.

R. Thy salvation cometh quickly, O Jerusalem; why art thou wasted with sorrow? Is there no counselor in thee, that pangs have taken thee?
* Fear not, for I will save thee and deliver thee.
V. For I am the Lord, thy God, the Holy One of Israel, thy Saviour.
R. Fear not, for I will save thee, and deliver thee.
V. Jube, domne, benedícere.
Benedictio. Unigénitus Dei Fílius nos benedícere et adjuváre dignétur. Amen.

Lectio 2
Isa 11:4-7
4 Et percútiet terram virga oris sui, et spíritu labiórum suórum interfíciet ímpium.
5 Et erit justítia cíngulum lumbórum ejus: et fides cinctórium renis ejus.
6 Habitábit lupus cum agno, et pardus cum hædo accubábit, vitúlus et leo et ovis simul morabúntur, et puer párvulus minábit eos.
7 Vítulus et ursus pascéntur, simul requiéscent cátuli eórum, et leo quasi bos cómedet páleas.
V. Tu autem, Dómine, miserére nobis.
R. Deo grátias.

R. Ecce Dóminus véniet, et omnes Sancti ejus cum eo, et erit in die illa lux magna: et exíbunt de Jerúsalem sicut aqua munda: et regnábit Dóminus in ætérnum
* Super omnes gentes.
V. Ecce Dóminus cum virtúte véniet: et regnum in manu ejus, et potéstas, et impérium.
R. Super omnes gentes.
V. Grant, Lord, a blessing.
Benediction. May the Son, the Sole-begotten, mercifully bless and keep us. Amen.

Reading 2
Isa 11:4-7
4 And he shall strike the earth with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips he shall slay the wicked.
5 And justice shall be the girdle of his loins: and faith the girdle of his reins.
6 The wolf shall dwell with the lamb: and the leopard shall lie down with the kid: the calf and the lion, and the sheep shall abide together, and a little child shall lead them.
7 The calf and the bear shall feed: their young ones shall rest together: and the lion shall eat straw like the ox.
V. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us.
R. Thanks be to God.

R. Behold, the Lord shall come, and all His saints with Him, and it shall come to pass in that day that the light shall be great; and they shall go out from Jerusalem like clean water; and the Lord shall be King for ever,
* Over all the earth.
V. Behold, the Lord cometh with an host, and in His hand are the kingdom, and power, and dominion.
R. Over all the earth.
V. Jube, domne, benedícere.
Benedictio. Spíritus Sancti grátia illúminet sensus et corda nostra. Amen.

Lectio 3
Isa 11:8-10
8 Et delectábitur infans ab úbere super forámine áspidis, et in cavérna réguli, qui ablactátus fúerit, manum suam mittet.
9 Non nocébunt, et non occídent in univérso monte sancto meo: quia repléta est terra sciéntia Dómini, sicut aquæ maris operiéntes.
10 In die illa radix Jesse, qui stat in signum populórum, ipsum gentes deprecabúntur, et erit sepúlcrum ejus gloriósum.
V. Tu autem, Dómine, miserére nobis.
R. Deo grátias.

R. Cívitas Jerúsalem, noli flere: quóniam dóluit Dóminus super te:
* Et áuferet a te omnem tribulatiónem.
V. Ecce Dóminus in fortitúdine véniet: et brácchium ejus dominábitur.
R. Et áuferet a te omnem tribulatiónem.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Et áuferet a te omnem tribulatiónem.
V. Grant, Lord, a blessing.
Benediction. May the grace of the Holy Spirit enlighten all our hearts and minds. Amen.

Reading 3
Isa 11:8-10
8 And the sucking child shall play on the hole of the asp: and the weaned child shall thrust his hand into the den of the basilisk.
9 They shall not hurt, nor shall they kill in all my holy mountain, for the earth is filled with the knowledge of the Lord, as the covering waters of the sea.
10 In that day the root of Jesse, who standeth for an ensign of the people, him the Gentiles shall beseech, and his sepulchre shall be glorious.
V. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us.
R. Thanks be to God.

R. O, thou city of Jerusalem, weep not, for the Lord hath repented Him concerning thee.
* And He will take away from thee all distress.
V. Behold, the Lord shall come with might, and His arm shall rule.
R. And He will take away from thee all distress.
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Ghost.
R. And He will take away from thee all distress.
Nocturn II.
Ant. Gaude et lætáre,
Psalmus 8 [4]
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 ejus? * 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 subjecísti sub pédibus ejus, * 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. Gaude et lætáre, fília Jerúsalem: ecce Rex tuus véniet tibi: Sion, noli timére, quia cito véniet salus tua.
Nocturn II.
Ant. Rejoice greatly,
Psalm 8 [4]
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. Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Jerusalem; behold, thy King cometh into thee, O Zion; fear not, for thy salvation cometh quickly.
Ant. Rex noster
Psalmus 9(2-11) [5]
9:2 Confitébor tibi, Dómine, in toto corde meo: * narrábo ómnia mirabília tua.
9:3 Lætábor et exsultábo in te: * psallam nómini tuo, Altíssime.
9:4 In converténdo inimícum meum retrórsum: * infirmabúntur, et períbunt a fácie tua.
9:5 Quóniam fecísti judícium meum et causam meam: * sedísti super thronum, qui júdicas justítiam.
9:6 Increpásti gentes, et périit ímpius: * nomen eórum delésti in ætérnum, et in sǽculum sǽculi.
9:7 Inimíci defecérunt frámeæ in finem: * et civitátes eórum destruxísti.
9:8 Périit memória eórum cum sónitu: * et Dóminus in ætérnum pérmanet.
9:9 Parávit in judício thronum suum: * et ipse judicábit orbem terræ in æquitáte, judicábit pópulos in justítia.
9:10 Et factus est Dóminus refúgium páuperi: * adjútor in opportunitátibus, in tribulatióne.
9:11 Et sperent in te qui novérunt nomen tuum: * quóniam non dereliquísti quæréntes te, Dómine.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Sicut erat in princípio, et nunc, et semper, * et in sǽcula sæculórum. Amen.

Ant. Rex noster advéniet Christus, quem Joánnes prædicávit Agnum esse ventúrum.
Ant. Christ our King cometh,
Psalm 9(2-11) [5]
9:2 I will give praise to thee, O Lord, with my whole heart: * I will relate all thy wonders.
9:3 I will be glad and rejoice in thee: * I will sing to thy name, O thou most high.
9:4 When my enemy shall be turned back: * they shall be weakened and perish before thy face.
9:5 For thou hast maintained my judgment and my cause: * thou hast sat on the throne, who judgest justice.
9:6 Thou hast rebuked the Gentiles, and the wicked one hath perished: * thou hast blotted out their name for ever and ever.
9:7 The swords of the enemy have failed unto the end: * and their cities thou hast destroyed.
9:8 Their memory hath perished with a noise. * But the Lord remaineth for ever.
9:9 He hath prepared his throne in judgment: * And he shall judge the world in equity, he shall judge the people in justice.
9:10 And the Lord is become a refuge for the poor: * a helper in due time in tribulation.
9:11 And let them trust in thee who know thy name: * for thou hast not forsaken them that seek thee, O 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. Christ our King cometh, Whom John preached, saying: Behold the Lamb That should come!
Ant. Ecce vénio
Psalmus 9(12-21) [6]
9:12 Psállite Dómino, qui hábitat in Sion: * annuntiáte inter gentes stúdia ejus:
9:13 Quóniam requírens sánguinem eórum recordátus est: * non est oblítus clamórem páuperum.
9:14 Miserére mei, Dómine: * vide humilitátem meam de inimícis meis.
9:15 Qui exáltas me de portis mortis, * ut annúntiem omnes laudatiónes tuas in portis fíliæ Sion.
9:16 Exsultábo in salutári tuo: * infíxæ sunt gentes in intéritu, quem fecérunt.
9:16 In láqueo isto, quem abscondérunt, * comprehénsus est pes eórum.
9:17 Cognoscétur Dóminus judícia fáciens: * in opéribus mánuum suárum comprehénsus est peccátor.
9:18 Convertántur peccatóres in inférnum, * omnes gentes quæ obliviscúntur Deum.
9:19 Quóniam non in finem oblívio erit páuperis: * patiéntia páuperum non períbit in finem.
9:20 Exsúrge, Dómine, non confortétur homo: * judicéntur gentes in conspéctu tuo.
9:21 Constítue, Dómine, legislatórem super eos: * ut sciant gentes quóniam hómines sunt.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Sicut erat in princípio, et nunc, et semper, * et in sǽcula sæculórum. Amen.

Ant. Ecce vénio cito et merces mea mecum est, dicit Dóminus: dare unicuíque secúndum ópera sua.
Ant. Behold, I come
Psalm 9(12-21) [6]
9:12 Sing ye to the Lord, who dwelleth in Sion: * declare his ways among the Gentiles.
9:13 For requiring their blood he hath remembered them: * he hath not forgotten the cry of the poor.
9:14 Have mercy on me, O Lord: * see my humiliation which I suffer from my enemies.
9:15 Thou that liftest me up from the gates of death, * that I may declare all thy praises in the gates of the daughter of Sion.
9:16 I will rejoice in thy salvation: * the Gentiles have stuck fast in the destruction which they have prepared.
9:16 Their foot hath been taken * in the very snare which they hid.
9:17 The Lord shall be known when he executeth judgments: * the sinner hath been caught in the works of his own hands.
9:18 The wicked shall be turned into hell, * all the nations that forget God.
9:19 For the poor man shall not be forgotten to the end: * the patience of the poor shall not perish for ever.
9:20 Arise, O Lord, let not man be strengthened: * let the Gentiles be judged in thy sight.
9:21 Appoint, O Lord, a lawgiver over them: * that the Gentiles may know themselves to be but men.
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, I come quickly, saith the Lord, and My reward is with Me, to give every man according as his work shall be.
V. Emítte Agnum, Dómine, Dominatórem terræ.
R. De Petra desérti ad montem fíliæ Sion.
V. Send forth, O Lord, the lamb, the ruler of the earth,
R. From Petra of the desert, to the mount of the daughter of Sion.
Pater noster, qui es in cælis, sanctificétur nomen tuum: advéniat regnum tuum: fiat volúntas tua, sicut in cælo et in terra. Panem nostrum quotidiánum da nobis hódie: et dimítte nobis débita nostra, sicut et nos dimíttimus debitóribus nostris:
V. Et ne nos indúcas in tentatiónem:
R. Sed líbera nos a malo.
Absolutio. Ipsíus píetas et misericórdia nos ádjuvet, qui cum Patre et Spíritu Sancto vivit et regnat in sǽcula sæculórum. Amen.
Our Father, who art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us.
V. And lead us not into temptation:
R. But deliver us from evil.
Absolution. May His loving-kindness and mercy help us, Who liveth and reigneth with the Father, and the Holy Ghost, world without end. Amen.

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

Lectio 4
De Expositióne sancti Hierónymi Presbýteri in Isaíam Prophétam
Liber 4. in cap. 11 Isaíæ.
Et egrediétur virga de radíce Jesse. Usque ad principium visiónis, vel pónderis Babylónis, quod vidit Isaías, fílius Amos, omnis hæc prophetía de Christo est: quam per partes vólumus explanare, ne simul propósita atque disserta lectóris confundat memóriam. Virgam et flórem de radíce Jesse ipsum Dóminum Judæi interpretántur: quod scilicet in virga regnántis poténtia, in flore pulchritúdo monstrétur.
V. Tu autem, Dómine, miserére nobis.
R. Deo grátias.

R. Ecce véniet Dóminus, protéctor noster, Sanctus Israël,
* Corónam regni habens in cápite suo.
V. Et dominábitur a mari usque ad mare, et a flúmine usque ad términos orbis terrárum.
R. Corónam regni habens in cápite suo.

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

Reading 4
From the Commentary on the Prophecies of Isaiah made by St. Jerome, Priest (at Bethlehem)
Book iv, c. xi
And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse. From the beginning of the Book of this Prophet till the xiiith chapter, where commenceth the vision, or burden of Babylon, the whole of the vision of Isaiah, the son of Amoz, is one continual prophecy of Christ. We must explain it part by part, for if we were to take it all at once, the memory of the reader would be confused. According to the Jewish commentators, the rod and the flower would both relate to the Lord Himself. They take the rod to mean the sceptre of His Royal dominion, and the flower the loveliness of His beauty.
V. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us.
R. Thanks be to God.

R. Behold, there cometh the Lord, our defender, the Holy One of Israel,
* Wearing a royal crown upon His head.
V. And His dominion shall be from sea even to sea, and from the river even to the ends of the earth.
R. Wearing a royal crown upon His head.
V. Jube, domne, benedícere.
Benedictio. Christus perpétuæ det nobis gáudia vitæ. Amen.

Lectio 5
Nos autem virgam de radíce Jesse sanctam Mariam Vírginem intélligamus, quæ nullum hábuit sibi frúticem cohæréntem, de qua et supra légimus: Ecce virgo concípiet et pariet fílium. Et flórem, Dóminum Salvatórem, qui dicit in Cántico canticórum: Ego flos campi, et lílium convallium.
V. Tu autem, Dómine, miserére nobis.
R. Deo grátias.

R. Sicut mater consolátur fílios suos, ita consolábor vos, dicit Dóminus: et de Jerúsalem civitáte quam elégi, véniet vobis auxílium:
* Et vidébitis et gaudébit cor vestrum.
V. Dabo in Sion salútem, et in Jerúsalem glóriam meam.
R. Et vidébitis et gaudébit cor vestrum.
V. Grant, Lord, a blessing.
Benediction. May Christ to all His people give, for ever in His sight to live. Amen.

Reading 5
We, however, understand that the rod out of the root of Jesse signifieth the holy Virgin Mary. She was a clean stem that had as yet put forth no shoot; as we have read above Behold, the Virgin shall conceive and bear a son. Isa. vii. 14. And the flower we believe to mean the Lord our Redeemer, Who hath elsewhere compared Himself to a flower; I am a flower of the plain, and a lily of the valleys. Cant. ii. 1.
V. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us.
R. Thanks be to God.

R. As a mother comforteth her children, so will I comfort you, saith the Lord; My help also cometh unto you out of Jerusalem, the city which I have chosen.
* And when ye see this, your heart shall rejoice.
V. I will place salvation in Zion and in Jerusalem My glory.
R. And when ye shall see this, your heart shall rejoice.
V. Jube, domne, benedícere.
Benedictio. Ignem sui amóris accéndat Deus in córdibus nostris. Amen.

Lectio 6
Super hunc ígitur flórem, qui de trunco et radíce Jesse per Mariam Vírginem repénte consúrget, requiéscet Spíritus Dómini: quia in ipso complácuit omnem plenitúdinem divinitátis habitáre corporáliter: nequaquam per partes, ut in ceteris Sanctis: sed juxta Evangélium eórum, quod Hebræo sermóne conscríptum legunt Nazaræi: Descéndet super eum omnis fons Spíritus Sancti. Dóminus autem Spíritus est: et ubi Spíritus Dómini, ibi libertas.
V. Tu autem, Dómine, miserére nobis.
R. Deo grátias.

R. Jerúsalem, plantábis víneam in móntibus tuis: exsultábis, quóniam dies Dómini véniet: surge, Sion, convértere ad Dóminum Deum tuum: gaude et lætáre, Jacob:
* Quia de médio géntium Salvátor tuus véniet.
V. Exsúlta satis, fília Sion: júbila, fília Jerúsalem.
R. Quia de médio géntium Salvátor tuus véniet.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Quia de médio géntium Salvátor tuus véniet.
V. Grant, Lord, a blessing.
Benediction. May the Spirit's fire Divine in our hearts enkindled shine. Amen.

Reading 6
The Spirit of the Lord then shall rest upon this flower; this flower which shall come forth from the stem and roots of Jesse by means of the Virgin Mary. And truly the Spirit of the Lord did rest upon our Redeemer. It is written that In Him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily. Col. ii. 9. The Spirit was not shed on Him by measure, as it is upon the 4 Isa. Ixvi. 13, 14. Isa. xlvi. 13. Saints. To Him we may apply the words of the Hebrew Gospel used by the Nazarenes; The whole fountain of the Holy Ghost shall be poured forth upon Him The Lord is a spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. 2 Cor. iii. 17.
V. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us.
R. Thanks be to God.

R. Thou shalt yet plant vines upon thy mountains, O Jerusalem thou shalt sing for joy, for the day of the Lord cometh; arise, O Zion, and turn unto the Lord thy God; rejoice and be glad, O Jacob.
* For thy Saviour cometh from the midst of the nations.
V. Sing aloud for joy, O daughter of Zion; shout with gladness, O daughter of Jerusalem.
R. For thy Saviour cometh from the midst of the nations.
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Ghost.
R. For thy Saviour cometh from the midst of the nations.
Nocturn III.
Ant. Gábriel Ángelus
Psalmus 9(22-32) [7]
9:22 Ut quid, Dómine, recessísti longe, * déspicis in opportunitátibus, in tribulatióne?
9:23 Dum supérbit ímpius, incénditur pauper: * comprehendúntur in consíliis quibus cógitant.
9:24 Quóniam laudátur peccátor in desidériis ánimæ suæ: * et iníquus benedícitur.
9:25 Exacerbávit Dóminum peccátor, * secúndum multitúdinem iræ suæ non quǽret.
9:26 Non est Deus in conspéctu ejus: * inquinátæ sunt viæ illíus in omni témpore.
9:26 Auferúntur judícia tua a fácie ejus: * ómnium inimicórum suórum dominábitur.
9:27 Dixit enim in corde suo: * Non movébor a generatióne in generatiónem sine malo.
9:28 Cujus maledictióne os plenum est, et amaritúdine, et dolo: * sub lingua ejus labor et dolor.
9:29 Sedet in insídiis cum divítibus in occúltis: * ut interfíciat innocéntem.
9:30 Óculi ejus in páuperem respíciunt: * insidiátur in abscóndito, quasi leo in spelúnca sua.
9:30 Insidiátur ut rápiat páuperem: * rápere páuperem, dum áttrahit eum.
9:31 In láqueo suo humiliábit eum: * inclinábit se, et cadet, cum dominátus fúerit páuperum.
9:32 Dixit enim in corde suo: Oblítus est Deus, * avértit fáciem suam ne vídeat in finem.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Sicut erat in princípio, et nunc, et semper, * et in sǽcula sæculórum. Amen.

Ant. Gábriel Ángelus locútus est Maríæ, dicens: Ave, grátia plena: Dóminus tecum: benedícta tu inter mulíeres.
Nocturn III.
Ant. The Angel Gabriel
Psalm 9(22-32) [7]
9:22 Why, O Lord, hast thou retired afar off? * why dost thou slight us in our wants, in the time of trouble?
9:23 Whilst the wicked man is proud, the poor is set on fire: * they are caught in the counsels which they devise.
9:24 For the sinner is praised in the desires of his soul: * and the unjust man is blessed.
9:25 The sinner hath provoked the Lord, * according to the multitude of his wrath he will not seek him.
9:26 God is not before his eyes: * his ways are filthy at all times.
9:26 Thy judgments are removed from his sight: * he shall rule over all his enemies.
9:27 For he hath said in his heart: * I shall not be moved from generation to generation, and shall be without evil.
9:28 His mouth is full of cursing, and of bitterness, and of deceit: * under his tongue are labour and sorrow.
9:29 He sitteth in ambush with the rich, in private places, * that he may kill the innocent.
9:30 His eyes are upon the poor man: * he lieth in wait, in secret, like a lion in his den.
9:30 He lieth in ambush, that he may catch the poor man: * so catch the poor, whilst he draweth him to him.
9:31 In his net he will bring him down, * he will crouch and fall, when he shall have power over the poor.
9:32 For he hath said in his heart: God hath forgotten, * he hath turned away his face, not to see to the end.
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 Angel Gabriel spake unto Mary, saying: Hail, thou that art full of grace, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women.
Ant. María dixit:
Psalmus 9(33-39) [8]
9:33 Exsúrge, Dómine Deus, exaltétur manus tua: * ne obliviscáris páuperum.
9:34 Propter quid irritávit ímpius Deum? * dixit enim in corde suo: Non requíret.
9:35 Vides quóniam tu labórem et dolórem consíderas: * ut tradas eos in manus tuas.
9:35 Tibi derelíctus est pauper: * órphano tu eris adjútor.
9:36 Cóntere brácchium peccatóris et malígni: * quærétur peccátum illíus, et non inveniétur.
9:37 Dóminus regnábit in ætérnum, et in sǽculum sǽculi: * períbitis, gentes, de terra illíus.
9:38 Desidérium páuperum exaudívit Dóminus: * præparatiónem cordis eórum audívit auris tua.
9:39 Judicáre pupíllo et húmili, * ut non appónat ultra magnificáre se homo super terram.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Sicut erat in princípio, et nunc, et semper, * et in sǽcula sæculórum. Amen.

Ant. María dixit: Putas qualis est ista salutátio, quia conturbáta est ánima mea, et quia paritúra sum Regem, qui claustrum virginitátis meæ non violábit.
Ant. Mary said:
Psalm 9(33-39) [8]
9:33 Arise, O Lord God, let thy hand be exalted: * forget not the poor.
9:34 Wherefore hath the wicked provoked God? * for he hath said in his heart: He will not require it.
9:35 Thou seest it, for thou considerest labour and sorrow: * that thou mayst deliver them into thy hands.
9:35 To thee is the poor man left: * thou wilt be a helper to the orphan.
9:36 Break thou the arm of the sinner and of the malignant: * his sin shall be sought, and shall not be found.
9:37 The Lord shall reign to eternity, yea, for ever and ever: * ye Gentiles shall perish from his land.
9:38 The Lord hath heard the desire of the poor: * thy ear hath heard the preparation of their heart.
9:39 To judge for the fatherless and for the humble, * that man may no more presume to magnify himself upon 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. Mary said: What manner of salutation is this? My soul is troubled. Shall I bear the King? And will He not break the seal of my virginity?
Ant. In advéntu
Psalmus 10 [9]
10:2 In Dómino confído: quómodo dícitis ánimæ meæ: * Tránsmigra in montem sicut passer?
10:3 Quóniam ecce peccatóres intendérunt arcum, paravérunt sagíttas suas in pháretra, * ut sagíttent in obscúro rectos corde.
10:4 Quóniam quæ perfecísti, destruxérunt: * justus autem quid fecit?
10:5 Dóminus in templo sancto suo, * Dóminus in cælo sedes ejus.
10:5 Óculi ejus in páuperem respíciunt: * pálpebræ ejus intérrogant fílios hóminum.
10:6 Dóminus intérrogat justum et ímpium: * qui autem díligit iniquitátem, odit ánimam suam.
10:7 Pluet super peccatóres láqueos: * ignis, et sulphur, et spíritus procellárum pars cálicis eórum.
10:8 Quóniam justus Dóminus, et justítias diléxit: * æquitátem vidit vultus ejus.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Sicut erat in princípio, et nunc, et semper, * et in sǽcula sæculórum. Amen.

Ant. In advéntu summi Régis mundéntur corda hóminum, ut digne ambulémus in occúrsum illíus: quia ecce véniet et non tardábit.
Ant. The King,
Psalm 10 [9]
10:2 In the Lord I put my trust: how then do you say to my soul: * Get thee away from hence to the mountain, like a sparrow?
10:3 For, lo, the wicked have bent their bow: they have prepared their arrows in the quiver, * to shoot in the dark the upright of heart.
10:4 For they have destroyed the things which thou hast made: * but what has the just man done?
10:5 The Lord is in his holy temple, * the Lord’s throne is in heaven.
10:5 His eyes look on the poor man: * his eyelids examine the sons of men.
10:6 The Lord trieth the just and the wicked: * but he that loveth iniquity, hateth his own soul.
10:7 He shall rain snares upon sinners: * fire and brimstone, and storms of winds, shall be the portion of their cup.
10:8 For the Lord is just, and hath loved justice: * his countenance hath beheld righteousness.
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Ghost.
R. As it was in the beginning, is now, * and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Ant. The King, even the Most High, cometh therefore let the hearts of men be purified to go forth to meet Him, for, behold, He will come and will not tarry.
V. Egrediétur Dóminus de loco sancto suo.
R. Véniet ut salvet pópulum suum.
V. The Lord will come out of his place.
R. He comes to save 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 quotidiánum da nobis hódie: et dimítte nobis débita nostra, sicut et nos dimíttimus debitóribus nostris:
V. Et ne nos indúcas in tentatiónem:
R. Sed líbera nos a malo.
Absolutio. A vínculis peccatórum nostrórum absólvat nos omnípotens et miséricors Dóminus. Amen.
Our Father, who art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us.
V. And lead us not into temptation:
R. But deliver us from evil.
Absolution. May the Almighty and merciful Lord loose us from the bonds of our sins. Amen.

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

Lectio 7
Léctio sancti Evangélii secúndum Matthǽum
Matt 11:2-10
In illo témpore: Cum audísset Joánnes in vínculis ópera Christi, mittens duos de discípulis suis, ait illi: Tu es qui ventúrus es, an álium exspectámus? Et réliqua.

Homilía sancti Gregórii Papæ
Homilia 6 in Evangelia, post initium
Visis tot signis tantísque virtútibus, non scandalizári quisque pótuit, sed admirári. Sed infidélium mens grave in illo scándalum pértulit, cum eum post tot mirácula moriéntem vidit. Unde et Paulus dicit: Nos autem prædicámus Christum crucifíxum, Judǽis quidem scándalum, géntibus autem stultítiam. Stultum quippe homínibus visum est, ut pro homínibus Auctor vitæ morerétur: et inde contra eum homo scándalum sumpsit, unde ei ámplius débitor fíeri débuit. Nam tanto Deus ab homínibus dígnius honorándus est, quanto pro homínibus et indígna suscépit.
V. Tu autem, Dómine, miserére nobis.
R. Deo grátias.

R. Egrediétur Dóminus de Samaría ad portam, quæ réspicit ad Oriéntem: et véniet in Béthlehem ámbulans super aquas redemptiónis Judæ:
* Tunc salvus erit omnis homo: quia ecce véniet.
V. Et præparábitur in misericórdia sólium ejus, et sedébit super illud in veritáte.
R. Tunc salvus erit omnis homo: quia ecce véniet.

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 11:2-10
In that time, when John had heard in prison the works of Christ: sending two of his disciples he said to him: Art thou he that art to come, or look we for another? And so on.

Homily by Pope St. Gregory the Great.
6th Homily on the Gospels
The sight of so many signs and so many mighty works should have been a source of wonder, and not a stumbling-block. And yet the unfaithful Jer. xxxi. 5. found these very works a rock of offence, when they afterwards saw Him Who had worked so many miracles dying on the Cross. Hence Paul saith: "We preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumbling-block and unto the Gentiles foolishness." 1 Cor. i. 23. It is indeed folly in the eyes of men to say that the Author of life died for men and thus men put as a stumbling-block to hinder them from coming to Jesus, the very thing that doth oblige them the most unto Him. For the more humbling God hath undergone for man's sake, the more worthy is He that man should worship Him.
V. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us.
R. Thanks be to God.

R. The Lord shall go forth out of Samaria unto the gate that looketh toward the East; and He shall come into Bethlehem, walking upon the waters of the redemption of Judah.
* Then shall every one be saved for, behold, He cometh.
V. And in mercy shall His throne be established, and He shall sit upon it in truth.
R. Then shall every one be saved for, behold, He cometh.
V. Jube, domne, benedícere.
Benedictio. Divínum auxílium máneat semper nobíscum. Amen.

Lectio 8
Quid est ergo dicere: Beátus qui non fúerit scandalizátus in me; nisi apérta voce abjectiónem mortis suæ humilitátemque signare? Ac si patenter dicat: Mira quidem facio, sed abjecta pérpeti non dedignor. Quia ergo moriéndo te súbsequor, cavéndum valde est homínibus, ne in me mortem despíciant, qui signa venerántur.
V. Tu autem, Dómine, miserére nobis.
R. Deo grátias.

R. Festína, ne tardáveris, Dómine:
* Et líbera pópulum tuum.
V. Veni, Dómine, et noli tardáre: reláxa facinóra plebi tuæ.
R. Et líbera pópulum tuum.
V. Grant, Lord, a blessing.
Benediction. God's most mighty strength alway be His people's staff and stay. Amen.

Reading 8
And blessed is he, whosoever shall not be offended in Me. Now what is this, but a plain mention of that time, when He afterwards humbled Himself, becoming obedient unto death, even the death of the Cross? It is as if He said: I indeed do wonderful works, but the day will come when I shall not refuse to suffer shame and evil treatment. Take heed then, ye who now worship Me for the works' sake, that when I come to die ye despise Me not for My death's sake.
V. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us.
R. Thanks be to God.

R. Make haste, O Lord, make no tarrying.
* And deliver thy people.
V. O Lord, come and make no tarrying loose the bonds of thy people.
R. And deliver thy people.
V. Jube, domne, benedícere.
Benedictio. Ad societátem cívium supernórum perdúcat nos Rex Angelórum. Amen.

Lectio 9
Sed dimissis Joánnis discípulis, quid de eodem Joánne turbis dicat, audiámus: Quid exístis in desértum vidére? Arúndinem vento agitatam? Quod videlicet non asseréndo , sed negando intulit. Arúndinem quippe mox ut aura contígerit, in partem álteram inflectit. Et quid per arúndinem, nisi carnalis animus designátur? Qui mox ut favore vel detractióne tangitur, statim in partem quámlibet inclinátur?
V. Tu autem, Dómine, miserére nobis.
R. Deo grátias.

R. Ecce Dóminus véniet cum splendóre descéndens, et virtus ejus cum eo,
* Visitáre pópulum suum in pace, et constitúere super eum vitam sempitérnam.
V. Ecce Dóminus noster cum virtúte véniet.
R. Visitáre pópulum suum in pace, et constitúere super eum vitam sempitérnam.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Visitáre pópulum suum in pace, et constitúere super eum vitam sempitérnam.
V. Grant, Lord, a blessing.
Benediction. May He that is the Angels' King to that high realm His people bring. Amen.

Reading 9
And, as the disciples of John departed, what did Jesus say unto the multitudes concerning this same John? Let us hear. What went ye out into the wilderness to see? A reed shaken with the wind? Here our Lord teacheth not by assertion, but by negation. Now a reed is a thing so made that as soon as the wind bloweth upon it, it bendeth it over toward the opposite quarter. And the fleshly-minded man is like a human reed. As he is praised or blamed so he bendeth himself in the one direction or the other.
V. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us.
R. Thanks be to God.

R. Behold, the Lord cometh down with glory, and His host is with Him.
* To visit His people in peace, and to establish them in life everlasting.
V. Behold, our Lord cometh with an host.
R. To visit His people in peace, and to establish them in life everlasting.
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Ghost.
R. To visit His people in peace, and to establish them in life everlasting.
Reliqua omittuntur, nisi Laudes separandae sint.
Skip the rest, unless praying Lauds separately.
Oratio {ex Proprio de Tempore}
V. Dómine, exáudi oratiónem meam.
R. Et clamor meus ad te véniat.
Orémus
Excita, Dómine, corda nostra ad præparándas Unigéniti tui vias: ut, per eius advéntum, purificátis tibi méntibus servíre mereámur:
Qui tecum vivit et regnat in unitáte Spíritus Sancti Deus per ómnia sǽcula sæculórum.
R. Amen.

Prayer {from the Proper of the season}
V. O Lord, hear my prayer.
R. And let my cry come unto thee.
Let us pray.
Stir up our hearts, O Lord, to make ready the ways of thine Only-begotten Son, that by His coming our minds being purified, we may the more worthily give up ourselves to thy service:
Who with thee liveth and reigneth, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, world without end. Amen.
R. Amen

Conclusio
V. Dómine, exáudi oratiónem meam.
R. Et clamor meus ad te véniat.
V. Benedicámus Dómino.
R. Deo grátias.
V. Fidélium ánimæ per misericórdiam Dei requiéscant in pace.
R. Amen.
Pater noster, qui es in cælis, sanctificétur nomen tuum: advéniat regnum tuum: fiat volúntas tua, sicut in cælo et in terra. Panem nostrum quotidiánum da nobis hódie: et dimítte nobis débita nostra, sicut et nos dimíttimus debitóribus nostris: et ne nos indúcas in tentatiónem: sed líbera nos a malo. Amen.
Conclusion
V. O Lord, hear my prayer.
R. And let my cry come unto thee.
V. Let us bless the Lord.
R. Thanks be to God.
V. May the souls of the faithful, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.
R. Amen.
Our Father, who art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation: But deliver us from evil. Amen.
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