S. Thomæ Apostoli ~ II. classis
Tempora: Feria II infra Hebdomadam IV Adventus

Matutinum    12-21-2015

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 Commune aut Festo}
Ant. Regem Apostolórum Dóminum, * Veníte adorémus.
Ant. Regem Apostolórum Dóminum, * Veníte adorémus.
Veníte, exsultémus Dómino, iubilémus Deo, salutári nostro: præoccupémus fáciem eius in confessióne, et in psalmis iubilémus ei.
Ant. Regem Apostolórum Dóminum, * Veníte adorémus.
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. Veníte adorémus.
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. Regem Apostolórum Dóminum, * Veníte adorémus.
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. Veníte adorémus.
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. Regem Apostolórum 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 Apostolórum Dóminum, * Veníte adorémus.
Invitatory {Antiphon from the Common or Feast}
Ant. The Lord, the King of Apostles, * O come, let us adore.
Ant. The Lord, the King of Apostles, * O come, let us adore.
Come let us praise the Lord with joy: let us joyfully sing to God our saviour. Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving; and make a joyful noise to him with psalms.
Ant. The Lord, the King of Apostles, * O come, let us adore.
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.
For the sea is his, and he made it: and his hands formed the dry land. (genuflect) Come let us adore and fall down: and weep before the Lord that made us: For he is the Lord our God: and we are the people of his pasture and the sheep of his hand.
Ant. The Lord, the King of Apostles, * O come, let us adore.
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.
Forty years long was I offended with that generation, and I said: These always err in heart. And these men have not known my ways: so I swore in my wrath that they shall not enter into my rest.
Ant. The Lord, the King of Apostles, * O come, let us adore.
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.
Ant. The Lord, the King of Apostles, * O come, let us adore.
Hymnus {ex Commune aut Festo}
Ætérna Christi múnera,
Apostolórum glóriam,
Palmas et hymnos débitos
Lætis canámus méntibus.

Ecclesiárum Príncipes,
Belli triumpháles duces,
Cæléstis aulæ mílites,
Et vera mundi lúmina.

Devóta Sanctórum fides,
Invícta spes credéntium,
Perfécta Christi cáritas
Mundi tyránnum cónterit.

In his Patérna glória,
In his triúmphat Fílius,
In his volúntas Spíritus,
Cælum replétur gáudio.

* Patri, simúlque Fílio,
Tibíque Sancte Spíritus,
Sicut fuit, sit iúgiter
Sæclum per omne glória.
Amen.
Hymn {from the Common or Feast}
Th' eternal gifts of Christ the King,
The Apostles' glory, let us sing;
And all with hearts of gladness raise
Due hymns of thankful love and praise.

For they the Church's princes are,
Triumphant leaders in the war,
The heavenly King's own warrior band,
True lights to lighten every land.

Theirs was the steadfast faith of saints,
The hope that never yields nor faints,
The love of Christ in perfect glow,
That lay the prince of this world low.

In them the Father's glory shone,
In them the Spirit's will was done,
The Son himself exults in them;
Joy fills the new Jerusalem.

* Praise to the Father, with the Son,
And Holy Spirit, Three in One;
As ever was in ages past,
And so shall be while ages last.
Amen.
Psalmi cum lectionibus {Antiphonæ et Psalmi ex Commune aut Festo}
Nocturn I.
Ant. In omnem terram * exívit sonus eórum, et in fines orbis terræ verba eórum.
Psalmus 18 [1]
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 omnem terram exívit sonus eórum, et in fines orbis terræ verba eórum.
Psalms with lections {Antiphons and psalms from the Common or Feast}
Nocturn I.
Ant. Their sound * hath gone forth into all the earth: and their words unto the ends of the world.
Psalm 18 [1]
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. Their sound hath gone forth into all the earth: and their words unto the ends of the world.
Ant. Clamavérunt iusti, * et Dóminus exaudívit eos.
Psalmus 33 [2]
33:1 Benedícam Dóminum in omni témpore: * semper laus eius in ore meo.
33:2 In Dómino laudábitur ánima mea: * áudiant mansuéti, et læténtur.
33:3 Magnificáte Dóminum mecum: * et exaltémus nomen eius in idípsum.
33:4 Exquisívi Dóminum, et exaudívit me: * et ex ómnibus tribulatiónibus meis erípuit me.
33:5 Accédite ad eum, et illuminámini: * et fácies vestræ non confundéntur.
33:6 Iste pauper clamávit, et Dóminus exaudívit eum: * et de ómnibus tribulatiónibus eius salvávit eum.
33:7 Immíttet Ángelus Dómini in circúitu timéntium eum: * et erípiet eos.
33:8 Gustáte, et vidéte quóniam suávis est Dóminus: * beátus vir, qui sperat in eo.
33:9 Timéte Dóminum, omnes sancti eius: * quóniam non est inópia timéntibus eum.
33:10 Dívites eguérunt et esuriérunt: * inquiréntes autem Dóminum non minuéntur omni bono.
33:12 Veníte, filii, audíte me: * timórem Dómini docébo vos.
33:13 Quis est homo qui vult vitam: * díligit dies vidére bonos?
33:14 Próhibe linguam tuam a malo: * et lábia tua ne loquántur dolum.
33:15 Divérte a malo, et fac bonum: * inquíre pacem, et perséquere eam.
33:16 Óculi Dómini super iustos: * et aures eius in preces eórum.
33:17 Vultus autem Dómini super faciéntes mala: * ut perdat de terra memóriam eórum.
33:18 Clamavérunt iusti, et Dóminus exaudívit eos: * et ex ómnibus tribulatiónibus eórum liberávit eos.
33:19 Iuxta est Dóminus iis, qui tribuláto sunt corde: * et húmiles spíritu salvábit.
33:20 Multæ tribulatiónes iustórum: * et de ómnibus his liberábit eos Dóminus.
33:21 Custódit Dóminus ómnia ossa eórum: * unum ex his non conterétur.
33:22 Mors peccatórum péssima: * et qui odérunt iustum, delínquent.
33:23 Rédimet Dóminus ánimas servórum suórum: * et non delínquent omnes qui sperant 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. Clamavérunt iusti, et Dóminus exaudívit eos.
Ant. The just cried * and the Lord heard them.
Psalm 33 [2]
33:1 I will bless the Lord at all times, * his praise shall be always in my mouth.
33:2 In the Lord shall my soul be praised: * let the meek hear and rejoice.
33:3 O magnify the Lord with me; * and let us extol his name together.
33:4 I sought the Lord, and he heard me; * and he delivered me from all my troubles.
33:5 Come ye to him and be enlightened: * and your faces shall not be confounded.
33:6 This poor man cried, and the Lord heard him: * and saved him out of all his troubles.
33:7 The Angel of the Lord shall encamp round about them that fear him: * and shall deliver them.
33:8 O taste, and see that the Lord is sweet: * blessed is the man that hopeth in him.
33:9 Fear the Lord, all ye his saints: * for there is no want to them that fear him.
33:10 The rich have wanted, and have suffered hunger: * but they that seek the Lord shall not be deprived of any good.
33:12 Come, children, hearken to me: * I will teach you the fear of the Lord.
33:13 Who is the man that desireth life: * who loveth to see good days?
33:14 Keep thy tongue from evil, * and thy lips from speaking guile.
33:15 Turn away from evil and do good: * seek after peace and pursue it.
33:16 The eyes of the Lord are upon the just: * and his ears unto their prayers.
33:17 But the countenance of the Lord is against them that do evil things: * to cut off the remembrance of them from the earth.
33:18 The just cried, and the Lord heard them: * and delivered them out of all their troubles.
33:19 The Lord is nigh unto them that are of a contrite heart: * and he will save the humble of spirit.
33:20 Many are the afflictions of the just; * but out of them all will the Lord deliver them.
33:21 The Lord keepeth all their bones, * not one of them shall be broken.
33:22 The death of the wicked is very evil: * and they that hate the just shall be guilty.
33:23 The Lord will redeem the souls of his servants: * and none of them that trust in him shall offend.
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 just cried and the Lord heard them.
Ant. Constítues eos * príncipes super omnem terram: mémores erunt nóminis tui, Dómine.
Psalmus 44 [3]
44:1 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.
44:6 Propter veritátem, et mansuetúdinem, et iustítiam: * et dedúcet te mirabíliter déxtera tua.
44:7 Sagíttæ tuæ acútæ, pópuli sub te cadent: * in corda inimicórum Regis.
44:8 Sedes tua, Deus, in sǽculum sǽculi: * virga directiónis virga regni tui.
44:9 Dilexísti iustítiam, et odísti iniquitátem: * proptérea unxit te, Deus, Deus tuus, óleo lætítiæ præ consórtibus tuis.
44:10 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. Constítues eos príncipes super omnem terram: mémores erunt nóminis tui, Dómine.
Ant. Thou shalt make them princes * over all the earth. They shall remember thy name, O Lord.
Psalm 44 [3]
44:1 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.
44:6 Because of truth and meekness and justice: * and thy right hand shall conduct thee wonderfully.
44:7 Thy arrows are sharp: under thee shall people fall, * into the hearts of the king’s enemies.
44:8 Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: * the sceptre of thy kingdom is a sceptre of uprightness.
44:9 Thou hast loved justice, and hated iniquity: * therefore God, thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows.
44:10 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. Thou shalt make them princes over all the earth. They shall remember thy name, O Lord.
V. In omnem terram exívit sonus eórum.
R. Et in fines orbis terræ verba eórum.
V. Their sound hath gone forth into all the earth.
R. And their words unto the ends of the world.
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 Epístola prima beáti Pauli Apóstoli ad Corínthios
1 Cor 4:1-5
1 Sic nos exístimet homo ut minístros Christi, et dispensatóres mysteriórum Dei.
2 Hic iam quǽritur inter dispensatóres ut fidélis quis inveniátur.
3 Mihi autem pro mínimo est ut a vobis iúdicer, aut ab humáno die: sed neque meípsum iúdico.
4 Nihil enim mihi cónscius sum, sed non in hoc iustificátus sum: qui autem iúdicat me, Dóminus est.
5 Ítaque nolíte ante tempus iudicáre, quoadúsque véniat Dóminus: qui et illuminábit abscóndita tenebrárum, et manifestábit consília córdium: et tunc laus erit unicuíque a Deo.
V. Tu autem, Dómine, miserére nobis.
R. Deo grátias.

R. Ecce ego mitto vos sicut oves in médio lupórum, dicit Dóminus:
* Estóte ergo prudéntes sicut serpéntes, et símplices sicut colúmbæ.
V. Dum lucem habétis, crédite in lucem, ut fílii lucis sitis.
R. Estóte ergo prudéntes sicut serpéntes, et símplices sicut colúmbæ.

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

Reading 1
Lesson from the first letter of St. Paul the Apostle to the Corinthians
1 Cor 4:1-5
1 Let a man so account of us as of the ministers of Christ, and the dispensers of the mysteries of God.
2 Here now it is required among the dispensers, that a man be found faithful.
3 But to me it is a very small thing to be judged by you, or by man's day; but neither do I judge my own self.
4 For I am not conscious to myself of any thing, yet am I not hereby justified; but he that judgeth me, is the Lord.
5 Therefore judge not before the time; until the Lord come, who both will bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and will make manifest the counsels of the hearts; and then shall every man have praise from God.
V. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us.
R. Thanks be to God.

R. Behold, I send you as sheep in the midst of wolves, said the Lord:
* Be ye, therefore, wise as serpents and simple as doves.
V. Whilst you have the light, believe in the light, that you may be the children of light.
R. Be ye therefore wise as serpents and simple as doves.
V. Iube, Dómine, benedícere.
Benedictio. Unigénitus Dei Fílius nos benedícere et adiuváre dignétur. Amen.

Lectio 2
1 Cor 4:6-9
6 Hæc autem, fratres, transfigurávi in me et Apóllo, propter vos: ut in nobis discátis, ne supra quam scriptum est, unus advérsus álterum inflétur pro álio.
7 Quis enim te discérnit? Quid autem habes quod non accepísti? Si autem accepísti, quid gloriáris quasi non accéperis?
8 Iam saturáti estis, iam dívites facti estis: sine nobis regnátis: et útinam regnétis, ut et nos vobíscum regnémus.
9 Puto enim quod Deus nos Apóstolos novíssimos osténdit, tamquam morti destinátos: quia spectáculum facti sumus mundo, et Ángelis, et homínibus.
V. Tu autem, Dómine, miserére nobis.
R. Deo grátias.

R. Tóllite iugum meum super vos, dicit Dóminus, et díscite a me, quia mitis sum et húmilis corde:
* Iugum enim meum suáve est, et onus meum leve.
V. Et inveniétis réquiem animábus vestris.
R. Iugum enim meum suáve est, et onus meum leve.
V. Grant, Lord, a blessing.
Benediction. May the Son, the Sole-begotten, mercifully bless and keep us. Amen.

Reading 2
1 Cor 4:6-9
6 But these things, brethren, I have in a figure transferred to myself and to Apollo, for your sakes; that in us you may learn, that one be not puffed up against the other for another, above that which is written.
7 For who distinguisheth thee? Or what hast thou that thou hast not received? And if thou hast received, why dost thou glory, as if thou hadst not received it?
8 You are now full; you are now become rich; you reign without us; and I would to God you did reign, that we also might reign with you.
9 For I think that God hath set forth us apostles, the last, as it were men appointed to death: we are made a spectacle to the world, and to angels, and to men.
V. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us.
R. Thanks be to God.

R. Take up my yoke upon you, said the Lord, and learn of me, because I am meek, and humble of heart.
* For my yoke is sweet and my burden light.
V. And you shall find rest to your souls.
R. For my yoke is sweet and my burden light.
V. Iube, Dómine, benedícere.
Benedictio. Spíritus Sancti grátia illúminet sensus et corda nostra. Amen.

Lectio 3
1 Cor 4:10-15
10 Nos stulti propter Christum, vos autem prudéntes in Christo: nos infírmi, vos autem fortes: vos nóbiles, nos autem ignóbiles.
11 Usque in hanc horam et esurímus, et sitímus, et nudi sumus, et cólaphis cǽdimur, et instábiles sumus,
12 Et laborámus operántes mánibus nostris: maledícimur, et benedícimus: persecutiónem pátimur, et sustinémus:
13 Blasphemámur, et obsecrámus: tamquam purgaménta huius mundi facti sumus, ómnium peripséma usque adhuc.
14 Non ut confúndam vos, hæc scribo, sed ut fílios meos caríssimos móneo.
15 Nam si decem míllia pædagogórum habeátis in Christo, sed non multos patres, nam in Christo Iesu per Evangélium ego vos génui.
V. Tu autem, Dómine, miserére nobis.
R. Deo grátias.

R. Dum stetéritis ante reges et prǽsides, nolíte cogitáre quómodo aut quid loquámini:
* Dábitur enim vobis in illa hora, quid loquámini.
V. Non enim vos estis qui loquímini: sed Spíritus Pátris vestri, qui lóquitur in vobis.
R. Dábitur enim vobis in illa hora, quid loquámini.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Dábitur enim vobis in illa hora, quid loquámini.
V. Grant, Lord, a blessing.
Benediction. May the grace of the Holy Spirit enlighten all our hearts and minds. Amen.

Reading 3
1 Cor 4:10-15
10 We are fools for Christ's sake, but you are wise in Christ; we are weak, but you are strong; you are honourable, but we without honour.
11 Even unto this hour we both hunger and thirst, and are naked, and are buffeted, and have no fixed abode;
12 And we labour, working with our own hands: we are reviled, and we bless; we are persecuted, and we suffer it.
13 We are blasphemed, and we entreat; we are made as the refuse of this world, the offscouring of all even until now.
14 I write not these things to confound you; but I admonish you as my dearest children.
15 For if you have ten thousand instructors in Christ, yet not many fathers. For in Christ Jesus, by the gospel, I have begotten you.
V. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us.
R. Thanks be to God.

R. But when they shall deliver you up to the judges, take no thought how or what to speak:
* for it shall be given you in that hour what to speak:
V. For it is not you that speak, but the spirit of your Father that speaketh in you.
R. For it shall be given you in that hour what to speak.
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Ghost.
R. For it shall be given you in that hour what to speak.
Nocturn II.
Ant. Príncipes populórum * congregáti sunt cum Deo Ábraham.
Psalmus 46 [4]
46:1 Omnes gentes, pláudite mánibus: * iubiláte Deo in voce exsultatiónis.
46:2 Quóniam Dóminus excélsus, terríbilis: * Rex magnus super omnem terram.
46:3 Subiécit pópulos nobis: * et gentes sub pédibus nostris.
46:4 Elégit nobis hereditátem suam: * spéciem Iacob, quam diléxit.
46:5 Ascéndit Deus in iúbilo: * et Dóminus in voce tubæ.
46:6 Psállite Deo nostro, psállite: * psállite Regi nostro, psállite.
46:7 Quóniam Rex omnis terræ Deus: * psállite sapiénter.
46:8 Regnábit Deus super gentes: * Deus sedet super sedem sanctam suam.
46:9 Príncipes populórum congregáti sunt cum Deo Ábraham: * quóniam dii fortes terræ veheménter eleváti sunt.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Sicut erat in princípio, et nunc, et semper, * et in sǽcula sæculórum. Amen.

Ant. Príncipes populórum congregáti sunt cum Deo Ábraham.
Nocturn II.
Ant. The princes of the people * are gathered together, with the God of Abraham.
Psalm 46 [4]
46:1 O clap your hands, all ye nations: * shout unto God with the voice of joy,
46:2 For the Lord is high, terrible: * a great king over all the earth.
46:3 He hath subdued the people under us; * and the nations under our feet.
46:4 He hath chosen for us his inheritance, * the beauty of Jacob which he hath loved.
46:5 God is ascended with jubilee, * and the Lord with the sound of trumpet.
46:6 Sing praises to our God, sing ye: * sing praises to our king, sing ye.
46:7 For God is the king of all the earth: * sing ye wisely.
46:8 God shall reign over the nations: * God sitteth on his holy throne.
46:9 The princes of the people are gathered together, with the God of Abraham: * for the strong gods of the earth are exceedingly exalted.
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Ghost.
R. As it was in the beginning, is now, * and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Ant. The princes of the people are gathered together, with the God of Abraham.
Ant. Dedísti hereditátem * timéntibus nomen tuum, Dómine.
Psalmus 60 [5]
60:1 Exáudi, Deus, deprecatiónem meam: * inténde oratióni meæ.
60:2 A fínibus terræ ad te clamávi: * dum anxiarétur cor meum, in petra exaltásti me.
60:3 Deduxísti me, quia factus es spes mea: * turris fortitúdinis a fácie inimíci.
60:4 Inhabitábo in tabernáculo tuo in sǽcula: * prótegar in velaménto alárum tuárum.
60:5 Quóniam tu, Deus meus, exaudísti oratiónem meam: * dedísti hereditátem timéntibus nomen tuum.
60:6 Dies super dies regis adícies: * annos eius usque in diem generatiónis et generatiónis.
60:7 Pérmanet in ætérnum in conspéctu Dei: * misericórdiam et veritátem eius quis requíret?
60:8 Sic psalmum dicam nómini tuo in sǽculum sǽculi: * ut reddam vota mea de die in diem.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Sicut erat in princípio, et nunc, et semper, * et in sǽcula sæculórum. Amen.

Ant. Dedísti hereditátem timéntibus nomen tuum, Dómine.
Ant. Thou hast given an inheritance * to them that fear thy name, O Lord.
Psalm 60 [5]
60:1 Hear, O God, my supplication: * be attentive to my prayer.
60:2 To thee have I cried from the ends of the earth: * when my heart was in anguish, thou hast exalted me on a rock.
60:3 Thou hast conducted me; for thou hast been my hope: * a tower of strength against the face of the enemy.
60:4 In thy tabernacle I shall dwell for ever: * I shall be protected under the covert of thy wings.
60:5 For thou, my God, hast heard my prayer: * thou hast given an inheritance to them that fear thy name.
60:6 Thou wilt add days to the days of the king: * his years even to generation and generation.
60:7 He abideth for ever in the sight of God: * his mercy and truth who shall search?
60:8 So will I sing a psalm to thy name for ever and ever: * that I may pay my vows from day to day.
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. Thou hast given an inheritance to them that fear thy name, O Lord.
Ant. Annuntiavérunt * ópera Dei, et facta eius intellexérunt.
Psalmus 63 [6]
63:1 Exáudi, Deus, oratiónem meam cum déprecor: * a timóre inimíci éripe ánimam meam.
63:2 Protexísti me a convéntu malignántium: * a multitúdine operántium iniquitátem.
63:3 Quia exacuérunt ut gládium linguas suas: * intendérunt arcum rem amáram, ut sagíttent in occúltis immaculátum.
63:4 Súbito sagittábunt eum, et non timébunt: * firmavérunt sibi sermónem nequam.
63:5 Narravérunt ut abscónderent láqueos: * dixérunt: Quis vidébit eos?
63:6 Scrutáti sunt iniquitátes: * defecérunt scrutántes scrutínio.
63:7 Accédet homo ad cor altum: * et exaltábitur Deus.
63:8 Sagíttæ parvulórum factæ sunt plagæ eórum: * et infirmátæ sunt contra eos linguæ eórum.
63:9 Conturbáti sunt omnes qui vidébant eos: * et tímuit omnis homo.
63:10 Et annuntiavérunt ópera Dei, * et facta eius intellexérunt.
63:11 Lætábitur iustus in Dómino, et sperábit in eo, * et laudabúntur omnes recti corde.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Sicut erat in princípio, et nunc, et semper, * et in sǽcula sæculórum. Amen.

Ant. Annuntiavérunt ópera Dei, et facta eius intellexérunt.
Ant. They declared * the works of God, and understood his doings.
Psalm 63 [6]
63:1 Hear, O God, my prayer, when I make supplication to thee: * deliver my soul from the fear of the enemy.
63:2 Thou hast protected me from the assembly of the malignant; * from the multitude of the workers of iniquity.
63:3 For they have whetted their tongues like a sword; * they have bent their bow a bitter thing, to shoot in secret the undefiled.
63:4 They will shoot at him on a sudden, and will not fear: * they are resolute in wickedness.
63:5 They have talked of hiding snares; * they have said: Who shall see them?
63:6 They have searched after iniquities: * they have failed in their search.
63:7 Man shall come to a deep heart: * and God shall be exalted.
63:8 The arrows of children are their wounds: * and their tongues against them are made weak.
63:9 All that saw them were troubled; * and every man was afraid.
63:10 And they declared the works of God: * and understood his doings.
63:11 The just shall rejoice in the Lord, and shall hope in him: * and all the upright in heart shall be praised.
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. They declared the works of God, and understood his doings.
V. Constítues eos príncipes super omnem terram.
R. Mémores erunt nóminis tui, Dómine.
V. Thou shalt make them princes over all the earth.
R. They shall remember thy name, O Lord.
Pater noster, qui es in cælis, sanctificétur nomen tuum: advéniat regnum tuum: fiat volúntas tua, sicut in cælo et in terra. Panem nostrum quotidiánum da nobis hódie: et dimítte nobis débita nostra, sicut et nos dimíttimus debitóribus nostris:
V. Et ne nos indúcas in tentatiónem:
R. Sed líbera nos a malo.
Absolutio. 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
Thomas Apóstolus, qui et Didymus, Galilæus, post acceptum Spíritum Sanctum in multas provincias profectus est ad prædicándum Christi Evangélium: Parthis, Medis, Persis, Hyrcanis et Bactris christianæ fidei et vitæ præcepta trádidit. Postremo ad Indos se cónferens, eos in christiana religióne erudívit. Qui ad extremum, vitæ doctrinæque sanctitáte et miraculórum magnitúdine, cum ceteris ómnibus sui admiratiónem et Iesu Christi amórem commovísset; illíus gentis regem, idolórum cultórem, magis ad iram accéndit: cuius senténtia condemnatus, telisque confossus, Calaminæ apostolátus honórem martyrii coróna decorávit.
V. Tu autem, Dómine, miserére nobis.
R. Deo grátias.

R. Vidi coniúnctos viros, habéntes spléndidas vestes, et Ángelus Dómini locútus est ad me, dicens:
* Isti sunt viri sancti facti amíci Dei.
V. Vidi Ángelum Dei fortem, volántem per médium cælum, voce magna clamántem et dicéntem.
R. Isti sunt viri sancti facti amíci Dei.

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

Reading 4
The Apostle Thomas, called Didymus, or the Twin, was a Galilean. After the descent of the Holy Ghost, he went into many provinces to preach Christ's Gospel. He gave knowledge of the rules of Christian faith and life to the Parthians, Medes, Persians, Hyrcanians, and Bactrians. He went last to the East Indies. Here he provoked the anger of one of the idolatrous kings, because the holiness of his life and teaching, and the number of his miracles, drew many after him, and brought them to the love of Christ Jesus. He was therefore condemned, and slain with lances. He crowned the dignity of the Apostleship with the glory of martyrdom, on the Coromandel coast, not far from Madras.
V. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us.
R. Thanks be to God.

R. I saw men standing together, clad in shining raiment, and the Angel of the Lord spoke unto me, saying:
* These men are holy, for they are the friends of God.
V. I saw a strong Angel of God fly into the midst of heaven, saying with a loud voice:
R. These men are holy, for they are the friends of God.
V. Iube, Dómine, benedícere.
Benedictio. Christus perpétuæ det nobis gáudia vitæ. Amen.

Lectio 5
Sermo sancti Gregórii Papæ.
Homilía 30. in Evangélia, post médium.
Scriptum est: Spíritus Dómini ornávit cælos. Ornaménta enim cælórum sunt virtútes prædicántium. Quæ vidélicet ornaménta Paulus enúmerat, dicens: Álii datur per Spíritum sermo sapiéntiæ, álii sermo sciéntiæ secúndum eúmdem Spíritum, álteri fides in eódem Spíritu, álii grátia sanitátum in uno Spíritu, álii operátio virtútum, álii prophetía, álii discrétio spirítuum, álii génera linguárum, álii interpretátio sermónum. Hæc autem ómnia operátur unus atque idem Spíritus, dívidens síngulis prout vult.
V. Tu autem, Dómine, miserére nobis.
R. Deo grátias.

R. Beáti estis, cum maledíxerint vobis hómines, et persecúti vos fúerint, et díxerint omne malum advérsum vos, mentiéntes, propter me:
* Gaudéte et exsultáte, quóniam merces vestra copiósa est in cælis.
V. Cum vos óderint hómines, et cum separáverint vos, et exprobráverint, et eiécerint nomen vestrum tamquam malum propter Fílium hóminis.
R. Gaudéte et exsultáte, quóniam merces vestra copiósa est in cælis.
V. Grant, Lord, a blessing.
Benediction. May Christ to all His people give, for ever in His sight to live. Amen.

Reading 5
Sermon of St. Gregory, Pope.
Sermon 30 on the Gospels
It is written: By His Spirit the Lord hath adorned the heavens. Job xxvi. 13. Now the ornament of the heavens are the godly powers of preachers, and this ornament, what it is, Paul teacheth us thus To one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom, to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit; to another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit, to another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another discerning of spirits, to another divers kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues. But all these worketh that one and the self-same Spirit, dividing to every man severally as He will. 1 Cor. xii. 8.
V. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us.
R. Thanks be to God.

R. Blessed are ye when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for My sake;
* Rejoice, and be exceeding glad, for great is your reward in heaven.
V. When men shall hate you, and when they shall separate you from their company, and shall reproach you, and cast out your name as evil, for the Son of Man's sake.
R. Rejoice, and be exceeding glad, for great is your reward in heaven.
V. Iube, Dómine, benedícere.
Benedictio. Ignem sui amóris accéndat Deus in córdibus nostris. Amen.

Lectio 6
Quot ergo sunt bona prædicántium, tot sunt ornaménta cælórum. Hinc rursus scriptum est: Verbo Dómini cæli firmáti sunt. Verbum enim Dómini Fílius est Pátris. Sed eósdem cælos, vidélicet sanctos Apóstolos, ut tota simul sancta Trínitas ostendátur operáta, repénte de Sancti Spíritus divinitáte adiúngitur: Et Spíritu oris eius omnis virtus eórum. Cælórum ergo virtus de Spíritu sumpta est: quia mundi huius potestátibus contraíre non præsúmerent, nisi eos Sancti Spíritus fortitúdo solidásset. Quales namque doctóres sanctæ Ecclésiæ ante advéntum huius Spíritus fúerint, scimus: et post advéntum illíus, cuius fortitúdinis facti sint, conspícimus.
V. Tu autem, Dómine, miserére nobis.
R. Deo grátias.

R. Isti sunt triumphatóres et amíci Dei, qui contemnéntes iussa príncipum, meruérunt præmia ætérna:
* Modo coronántur, et accípiunt palmam.
V. Isti sunt qui venérunt ex magna tribulatióne, et lavérunt stolas suas in sánguine Agni.
R. Modo coronántur, et accípiunt palmam.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Modo coronántur, et accípiunt palmam.
V. Grant, Lord, a blessing.
Benediction. May the Spirit's fire Divine in our hearts enkindled shine. Amen.

Reading 6
So much power then as have preachers, so much ornament have the heavens. Wherefore again it is written By the word of the Lord were the heavens made. Ps. xxxii. 6. For the Word of the Lord is the Son of the Father. But, to the end that all the Holy Trinity may be made manifest as the Maker of the heavens, that is, of the Apostles, it is straightway added touching God the Holy Ghost: you and all the host of them by the Breath of His mouth. Therefore the might of the same heavens is the might of the Spirit, for they had not braved the powers of this world, unless the strength of the Holy Ghost had comforted them. For we know what manner of men the Teachers of the Holy Church were before the coming of this Spirit and since He came we see in Whose strength they are made strong.
V. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us.
R. Thanks be to God.

R. These are they which have conquered, and are become the friends of God, who recked not of the commandments of princes, and earned the everlasting reward.
* And now have they crowns on their heads, and palms in their hands.
V. These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes in the blood of the Lamb.
R. And now have they crowns on their heads, and palms in their hands.
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Ghost.
R. And now have they crowns on their heads, and palms in their hands.
Nocturn III.
Ant. Exaltabúntur * córnua iusti. Allelúia.
Psalmus 74 [7]
74:1 Confitébimur tibi, Deus: * confitébimur, et invocábimus nomen tuum.
74:2 Narrábimus mirabília tua: * cum accépero tempus, ego iustítias iudicábo.
74:3 Liquefácta est terra, et omnes qui hábitant in ea: * ego confirmávi colúmnas eius.
74:4 Dixi iníquis: Nolíte iníque ágere: * et delinquéntibus: Nolíte exaltáre cornu:
74:5 Nolíte extóllere in altum cornu vestrum: * nolíte loqui advérsus Deum iniquitátem.
74:6 Quia neque ab Oriénte, neque ab Occidénte, neque a desértis móntibus: * quóniam Deus iudex est.
74:7 Hunc humíliat, et hunc exáltat: * quia calix in manu Dómini vini meri plenus misto.
74:8 Et inclinávit ex hoc in hoc: verúmtamen fæx eius non est exinaníta: * bibent omnes peccatóres terræ.
74:9 Ego autem annuntiábo in sǽculum: * cantábo Deo Iacob.
74:10 Et ómnia córnua peccatórum confríngam: * et exaltabúntur córnua iusti.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Sicut erat in princípio, et nunc, et semper, * et in sǽcula sæculórum. Amen.

Ant. Exaltabúntur córnua iusti. Allelúia.
Nocturn III.
Ant. The horns of the just * shall be exalted. Alleluia.
Psalm 74 [7]
74:1 We will praise thee, O God: * we will praise, and we will call upon thy name.
74:2 We will relate thy wondrous works: * when I shall take a time, I will judge justices.
74:3 The earth is melted, and all that dwell therein: * I have established the pillars thereof.
74:4 I said to the wicked: Do not act wickedly: * and to the sinners: Lift not up the horn.
74:5 Lift not up your horn on high: * speak not iniquity against God.
74:6 For neither from the east, nor from the west, nor from the desert hills: * for God is the judge.
74:7 One he putteth down, and another he lifteth up: * for in the hand of the Lord there is a cup of strong wine full of mixture.
74:8 And he hath poured it out from this to that: but the dregs thereof are not emptied: * all the sinners of the earth shall drink.
74:9 But I will declare for ever: * I will sing to the God of Jacob.
74:10 And I will break all the horns of sinners: * but the horns of the just shall be exalted.
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Ghost.
R. As it was in the beginning, is now, * and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Ant. The horns of the just shall be exalted. Alleluia.
Ant. Lux orta est * iusto, allelúia, rectis corde lætítia. Allelúia.
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.
96:8 Adoráte eum, omnes Ángeli eius: * audívit, et lætáta est Sion.
96:9 Et exsultavérunt fíliæ Iudæ, * propter iudícia tua, Dómine:
96:10 Quóniam tu Dóminus Altíssimus super omnem terram: * nimis exaltátus es super omnes deos.
96:11 Qui dilígitis Dóminum, odíte malum: * custódit Dóminus ánimas sanctórum suórum, de manu peccatóris liberábit eos.
96:12 Lux orta est iusto, * et rectis corde lætítia.
96:13 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. Lux orta est iusto, allelúia, rectis corde lætítia. Allelúia.
Ant. Light is risen * to the just, alleluia, and joy to the right of heart. Alleluia.
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.
96:8 Adore him, all you his angels: * Sion heard, and was glad.
96:9 And the daughters of Juda rejoiced, * because of thy judgments, O Lord.
96:10 For thou art the most high Lord over all the earth: * thou art exalted exceedingly above all gods.
96:11 You that love the Lord, hate evil: * the Lord preserveth the souls of his saints, he will deliver them out of the hand of the sinner.
96:12 Light is risen to the just, * and joy to the right of heart.
96:13 Rejoice, ye just, in the Lord: * and give praise to the remembrance of his holiness.
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Ghost.
R. As it was in the beginning, is now, * and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Ant. Light is risen to the just, alleluia, and joy to the right of heart. Alleluia.
Ant. Custodiébant * testimónia eius, et præcépta eius. Allelúia.
Psalmus 98 [9]
98:1 Dóminus regnávit, irascántur pópuli: * qui sedet super Chérubim, moveátur terra.
98:2 Dóminus in Sion magnus: * et excélsus super omnes pópulos.
98:3 Confiteántur nómini tuo magno: quóniam terríbile, et sanctum est: * et honor regis iudícium díligit.
98:4 Tu parásti directiónes: * iudícium et iustítiam in Iacob tu fecísti.
98:5 Exaltáte Dóminum, Deum nostrum, et adoráte scabéllum pedum eius: * quóniam sanctum est.
98:6 Móyses et Aaron in sacerdótibus eius: * et Sámuel inter eos, qui ínvocant nomen eius:
98:7 Invocábant Dóminum, et ipse exaudiébat eos: * in colúmna nubis loquebátur ad eos.
98:8 Custodiébant testimónia eius, * et præcéptum quod dedit illis.
98:9 Dómine, Deus noster, tu exaudiébas eos: * Deus, tu propítius fuísti eis, et ulcíscens in omnes adinventiónes eórum.
98:10 Exaltáte Dóminum, Deum nostrum, et adoráte in monte sancto eius: * quóniam sanctus Dóminus, Deus noster.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Sicut erat in princípio, et nunc, et semper, * et in sǽcula sæculórum. Amen.

Ant. Custodiébant testimónia eius, et præcépta eius. Allelúia.
Ant. They kept his testimonies, * and the commandment which he gave them. Alleluia.
Psalm 98 [9]
98:1 The Lord hath reigned, let the people be angry: * he that sitteth on the cherubims: let the earth be moved.
98:2 The Lord is great in Sion, * and high above all people.
98:3 Let them give praise to thy great name: for it is terrible and holy: * and the king’s honour loveth judgment.
98:4 Thou hast prepared directions: * thou hast done judgment and justice in Jacob.
98:5 Exalt ye the Lord our God, and adore his footstool, * for it is holy.
98:6 Moses and Aaron among his priests: * and Samuel among them that call upon his name.
98:7 They called upon the Lord, and he heard them: * he spoke to them in the pillar of the cloud.
98:8 They kept his testimonies, * and the commandment which he gave them.
98:9 Thou didst hear them, O Lord our God: * thou wast a merciful God to them, and taking vengeance on all their inventions.
98:10 Exalt ye the Lord our God, and adore at his holy mountain: * for the Lord our God is holy.
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. They kept his testimonies, and the commandment which he gave them. Alleluia.
V. Nimis honoráti sunt amíci tui Deus.
R. Nimis confortátus est principátus eórum.
V. Thy friends, O Lord, are made exceedingly honourable.
R. Their principality is exceedingly strengthened.
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 Ioánnem.
Ioannes 20:24-29
In illo témpore: Thomas, unus ex duódecim, qui dícitur Dídymus, non erat cum eis, quando venit Iesus. Et réliqua.

Homilía sancti Gregórii Papæ
Homilia 26 in Evang., post med.
Quid, fratres caríssimi, quid inter hæc animadvértitis? Numquid casu gestum creditis, ut eléctus ille discipulus tunc deésset, post autem veniens audíret, áudiens dubitaret, dubitans palparet, palpans créderet? Non hoc casu, sed divina dispensatióne gestum est. Egit namque miro modo superna cleméntia, ut discipulus ille dubitans, dum in magistro suo vulnera palparet carnis, in nobis vulnera sanaret infidelitátis. Plus enim nobis Thomæ infidelitas ad fidem, quam fides credéntium discipulórum prófuit; quia dum ille ad fidem palpando redúcitur, nostra mens, omni dubitatióne postpósita, in fide solidátur.
V. Tu autem, Dómine, miserére nobis.
R. Deo grátias.

R. Isti sunt qui vivéntes in carne, plantavérunt Ecclésiam sánguine suo:
* Cálicem Dómini bibérunt, et amíci Dei facti sunt.
V. In omnem terram exívit sonus eórum, et in fines orbis terræ verba eórum.
R. Cálicem Dómini bibérunt, et amíci Dei facti sunt.

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 John
John 20:24-29
In that time, Thomas, one of the twelve, who is called Didymus, was not with them when Jesus came. And so on.

Homily by Pope St. Gregory the Great.
26th on the Gospels.
Dearly beloved brethren, what is it in this passage which particularly claimeth our attention? Think ye that it was by accident that this chosen Apostle was not with them when Jesus came? or, when he came, heard? or, when he heard, doubted? or, when he doubted, felt? or when he had felt, believed? All these things were not accidental, but Providential. It was a wonderful provision of Divine mercy, that this incredulous disciple, by thrusting his fingers into the bodily Wounds of his Master, should apply a remedy to the spiritual wounds of unbelief in our souls. The doubts of Thomas have done us more good than the faith of all the disciples that believed. While he feeleth his way to faith, our minds are freed from doubt, and settled in faith.
V. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us.
R. Thanks be to God.

R. These are they who while yet they lived in the flesh, planted the Church in their own blood;
* They drank of the Lord's cup, and became the friends of God.
V. Their sound is gone out through all the earth, and their words to the ends of the world.
R. They drank of the Lord's cup, and became the friends of God.
V. Iube, Dómine, benedícere.
Benedictio. Cuius festum cólimus, ipse intercédat pro nobis ad Dóminum. Amen.

Lectio 8
Sic quippe discipulum Dóminus post resurrectiónem suam dubitare permisit, nec tamen in dubitatióne deséruit; sicut ante nativitátem suam habére Mariam sponsum vóluit, qui tamen ad eius nuptias non pervenit. Nam ita factus est discipulus dubitans et palpans, testis veræ resurrectiónis, sicut sponsus matris fuerat custos integerrimæ virginitátis. Palpávit autem, et exclamávit: Dóminus meus, et Deus meus. Dicit ei Iesus: Quia vidísti me, credidísti. Cum Paulus Apóstolus dicat, Est autem fides sperandárum substántia rerum, arguméntum non apparéntium; profecto liquet quia fides illárum rerum argumentum est, quæ apparére non possunt. Quæ étenim apparent, iam fidem non habent, sed agnitiónem.
V. Tu autem, Dómine, miserére nobis.
R. Deo grátias.

R. Isti sunt viri sancti, quos elégit Dóminus in caritáte non ficta, et dedit illis glóriam sempitérnam:
* Quorum doctrína fulget Ecclésia, ut sole luna.
V. Sancti per fidem vicérunt regna: operáti sunt iustítiam.
R. Quorum doctrína fulget Ecclésia, ut sole luna.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Quorum doctrína fulget Ecclésia, ut sole luna.
V. Grant, Lord, a blessing.
Benediction. He whose feast-day we are keeping, be our Advocate with God. Amen.

Reading 8
Even as the Lord before His birth willed that Mary should be espoused, and yet never lose her virginity, so, after His Resurrection, He willed that His disciple should doubt, and yet not lose his faith. For, even as the espoused husband was the keeper of the virginity of the Mother, so was the disciple who doubted and felt, the witness of the truth of the Resurrection. He felt, and cried out My Lord and my God. Jesus saith unto him Thomas, because thou hast seen Me, thou hast believed. When the Apostle Paul saith Heb. xi. i: Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen he plainly meaneth that faith is the evidence of things that cannot be seen. When they are seen, there remaineth not faith, but knowledge.
V. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us.
R. Thanks be to God.

R. These men are saints, whom the Lord hath chosen in love unfeigned, and hath given them glory everlasting. These are they
* By the light of whose teaching the Church is glorified, even as the moon is glorified by the light of the sun.
V. The saints through faith subdued kingdoms, wrought righteousness.
R. By the light of whose teaching the Church is glorified, even as the moon is glorified by the light of the sun.
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Ghost.
R. By the light of whose teaching the Church is glorified, even as the moon is glorified by the light of the sun.
V. Iube, Dómine, benedícere.
Benedictio. Ad societátem cívium supernórum perdúcat nos Rex Angelórum. Amen.

Lectio 9
Dum ergo vidit Thomas, dum palpávit, cur ei dícitur: Quia vidísti me, credidísti? Sed aliud vidit, aliud credidit. A mortali quippe hómine divinitas videri non pótuit. Hóminem ergo vidit, et Deum conféssus est, dicens: Dóminus meus, et Deus meus. Vidéndo ergo credidit, qui consíderando verum hóminem, hunc Deum, quem vidére non poterat, exclamávit. Lætíficat valde quod sequitur: Beáti qui non vidérunt, et credidérunt. In qua nimirum senténtia nos speciáliter signáti sumus, qui eum, quem carne non vídimus, mente retinemus. Nos signáti sumus; sed si fidem nostram opéribus sequimur. Ille étenim vere credit, qui exercet operando quod credit.
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
Thomas, then, seeth, and believeth. Why is it said to him Because thou hast seen Me, thou hast believed? The truth is, he saw one thing, and so believed another. To mortal man it is not given to see God. He therefore saw only the Manhood, and yet had faith in the Godhead My Lord and my God. This he said, seeing and believing, seeing Perfect Man, and yet believing in Perfect God, Whom he could not see. O what a comfort are the words which follow! Blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed. These words are specially meant for us, who have not seen even the Flesh, and who yet do believe. They are specially meant for us if we believe and do not, by our lives, give the lie to our belief. He only hath a saving faith, whose faith beareth fruit.
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
Da nobis, quǽsumus, Dómine, beáti Apóstoli tui Thomæ solemnitátibus gloriári: ut eius semper et patrocíniis sublevémur; et fidem cóngrua devotióne sectémur.
Per 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.
Grant us, Lord, we beseech thee, to glory in the solemnity of thy blessed Apostle Thomas, that we may ever be aided by his patronage, and follow his faith with true devotion.
Through Jesus Christ, thy Son our Lord, Who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end.
R. Amen.

Conclusio
V. Dómine, exáudi oratiónem meam.
R. Et clamor meus ad te véniat.
V. Benedicámus Dómino.
R. Deo grátias.
V. Fidélium ánimæ per misericórdiam Dei requiéscant in pace.
R. Amen.
Conclusion
V. O Lord, hear my prayer.
R. And let my cry come unto thee.
V. Let us bless the Lord.
R. Thanks be to God.
V. May the souls of the faithful, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.
R. Amen.

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