S. Ambrosii Episcopi Confessoris et Ecclesiæ Doctoris ~ Duplex
Scriptura: Feria VI infra Hebdomadam I Adventus

Matutinum    12-7-2018

Incipit
V. Dómine, lábia +︎ mea apéries.
R. Et os meum annuntiábit laudem tuam.
V. Deus in adjutórium meum inténde.
R. Dómine, ad adjuvándum me festína.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Sicut erat in princípio, et nunc, et semper, * et in sǽcula sæculórum. Amen.
Allelúja.
Start
V. O Lord, +︎ open thou my lips.
R. And my mouth shall declare thy praise.
V. O God, come to my assistance;
R. O Lord, make haste to help me.
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Ghost.
R. As it was in the beginning, is now, * and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
Alleluia.
Invitatorium {Antiphona ex Commune aut Festo}
Ant. Regem Confessórum Dóminum, * Veníte, adorémus.
Ant. Regem Confessórum Dóminum, * Veníte, adorémus.
Veníte, exsultémus Dómino, jubilémus Deo, salutári nostro: præoccupémus fáciem ejus in confessióne, et in psalmis jubilémus ei.
Ant. Regem Confessórum Dóminum, * Veníte, adorémus.
Quóniam Deus magnus Dóminus, et Rex magnus super omnes deos, quóniam non repéllet Dóminus plebem suam: quia in manu ejus sunt omnes fines terræ, et altitúdines móntium ipse cónspicit.
Ant. Veníte, adorémus.
Quóniam ipsíus est mare, et ipse fecit illud, et áridam fundavérunt manus ejus (genuflectitur) veníte, adorémus, et procidámus ante Deum: plorémus coram Dómino, qui fecit nos, quia ipse est Dóminus, Deus noster; nos autem pópulus ejus, et oves páscuæ ejus.
Ant. Regem Confessórum Dóminum, * Veníte, adorémus.
Hódie, si vocem ejus audiéritis, nolíte obduráre corda vestra, sicut in exacerbatióne secúndum diem tentatiónis in desérto: ubi tentavérunt me patres vestri, probavérunt et vidérunt ópera mea.
Ant. Veníte, adorémus.
Quadragínta annis próximus fui generatióni huic, et dixi; Semper hi errant corde, ipsi vero non cognovérunt vias meas: quibus jurávi in ira mea; Si introíbunt in réquiem meam.
Ant. Regem Confessórum Dóminum, * Veníte, adorémus.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Sicut erat in princípio, et nunc, et semper, * et in sǽcula sæculórum. Amen.
Ant. Veníte, adorémus.
Ant. Regem Confessórum Dóminum, * Veníte, adorémus.
Invitatory {Antiphon from the Common or Feast}
Ant. The Lord, the King of Confessors, * O come, let us worship.
Ant. The Lord, the King of Confessors, * O come, let us worship.
Come let us praise the Lord with joy: let us joyfully sing to God our saviour. Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving; and make a joyful noise to him with psalms.
Ant. The Lord, the King of Confessors, * O come, let us worship.
For the Lord is a great God, and a great King above all gods. For the Lord will not cast off his people: for in his hand are all the ends of the earth, and the heights of the mountains are his.
Ant. O come, let us worship.
For the sea is his, and he made it: and his hands formed the dry land. (genuflect) Come let us adore and fall down: and weep before the Lord that made us: For he is the Lord our God: and we are the people of his pasture and the sheep of his hand.
Ant. The Lord, the King of Confessors, * O come, let us worship.
Today if you shall hear his voice, harden not your hearts: As in the provocation, according to the day of temptation in the wilderness: where your fathers tempted me, they proved me, and saw my works.
Ant. O come, let us worship.
Forty years long was I offended with that generation, and I said: These always err in heart. And these men have not known my ways: so I swore in my wrath that they shall not enter into my rest.
Ant. The Lord, the King of Confessors, * O come, let us worship.
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Ghost.
R. As it was in the beginning, is now, * and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
Ant. O come, let us worship.
Ant. The Lord, the King of Confessors, * O come, let us worship.
Hymnus {ex Commune aut Festo}
Iste Conféssor Dómini, coléntes
Quem pie laudant pópuli per orbem,
Hac die lætus méruit suprémos
Laudis honóres.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

His be the glory, power and salvation,
Who over all things reigneth in the highest,
Earth’s mighty fabric ruling and directing,
Onely and Trinal.
Amen.
Psalmi cum lectionibus {Antiphonæ ex Psalterio secundum tempora}
Nocturn I.
Ant. Suscitávit Dóminus * testimónium in Jacob: et legem pósuit in Israël.
Psalmus 77(1-8) [1]
77:1 Atténdite, pópule meus, legem meam: * inclináte aurem vestram in verba oris mei.
77:2 Apériam in parábolis os meum: * loquar propositiónes ab inítio.
77:3 Quanta audívimus et cognóvimus ea: * et patres nostri narravérunt nobis.
77:4 Non sunt occultáta a fíliis eórum: * in generatióne áltera.
77:4 Narrántes laudes Dómini, et virtútes ejus: * et mirabília ejus, quæ fecit.
77:5 Et suscitávit testimónium in Jacob: * et legem pósuit in Israël.
77:5 Quanta mandávit pátribus nostris nota fácere ea fíliis suis: * ut cognóscat generátio áltera.
77:6 Fílii qui nascéntur, et exsúrgent, * et narrábunt fíliis suis.
77:7 Ut ponant in Deo spem suam, et non obliviscántur óperum Dei: * et mandáta ejus exquírant.
77:8 Ne fiant sicut patres eórum: * generátio prava et exásperans.
77:8 Generátio, quæ non diréxit cor suum: * et non est créditus cum Deo spíritus ejus.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Sicut erat in princípio, et nunc, et semper, * et in sǽcula sæculórum. Amen.

Ant. Suscitávit Dóminus testimónium in Jacob: et legem pósuit in Israël.
Psalms with lections {Antiphons from the Psalter for the season of the Church year}
Nocturn I.
Ant. The Lord set up a testimony in Jacob: * and made a law in Israel.
Psalm 77(1-8) [1]
77:1 Attend, O my people, to my law: * incline your ears to the words of my mouth.
77:2 I will open my mouth in parables: * I will utter propositions from the beginning.
77:3 How great things have we heard and known, * and our fathers have told us.
77:4 They have not been hidden from their children, * in another generation.
77:4 Declaring the praises of the Lord, and his powers, * and his wonders which he hath done.
77:5 And he set up a testimony in Jacob: * and made a law in Israel.
77:5 How great things he commanded our fathers, that they should make the same known to their children: * that another generation might know them.
77:6 The children that should be born and should rise up, * and declare them to their children.
77:7 That they may put their hope in God and may not forget the works of God: * and may seek his commandments.
77:8 That they may not become like their fathers, * a perverse and exasperating generation.
77:8 A generation that set not their heart aright: * and whose spirit was not faithful to God.
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Ghost.
R. As it was in the beginning, is now, * and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Ant. The Lord set up a testimony in Jacob: and made a law in Israel.
Ant. Coram pátribus eórum * fecit Deus mirabília.
Psalmus 77(9-16) [2]
77:9 Fílii Ephrem intendéntes et mitténtes arcum: * convérsi sunt in die belli.
77:10 Non custodiérunt testaméntum Dei: * et in lege ejus noluérunt ambuláre.
77:11 Et oblíti sunt benefactórum ejus: * et mirabílium ejus quæ osténdit eis.
77:12 Coram pátribus eórum fecit mirabília in terra Ægýpti: * in campo Táneos.
77:13 Interrúpit mare, et perdúxit eos: * et státuit aquas quasi in utre.
77:14 Et dedúxit eos in nube diéi: * et tota nocte in illuminatióne ignis.
77:15 Interrúpit petram in erémo: * et adaquávit eos velut in abýsso multa.
77:16 Et edúxit aquam de petra: * et dedúxit tamquam flúmina aquas.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Sicut erat in princípio, et nunc, et semper, * et in sǽcula sæculórum. Amen.

Ant. Coram pátribus eórum fecit Deus mirabília.
Ant. The Lord did wonderful things * in the sight of their fathers.
Psalm 77(9-16) [2]
77:9 The sons of Ephraim who bend and shoot with the bow: * they have turned back in the day of battle.
77:10 They kept not the covenant of God: * and in his law they would not walk.
77:11 And they forgot his benefits, * and his wonders that he had shewn them.
77:12 Wonderful things did he do in the sight of their fathers, in the land of Egypt, * in the field of Tanis.
77:13 He divided the sea and brought them through: * and he made the waters to stand as in a vessel.
77:14 And he conducted them with a cloud by day: * and all the night with a light of fire.
77:15 He struck the rock in the wilderness: * and gave them to drink, as out of the great deep.
77:16 He brought forth water out of the rock: * and made streams run down as rivers.
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Ghost.
R. As it was in the beginning, is now, * and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Ant. The Lord did wonderful things in the sight of their fathers.
Ant. Jánuas cæli apéruit * Dóminus, et pluit illis manna ad manducándum.
Psalmus 77(17-31) [3]
77:17 Et apposuérunt adhuc peccáre ei: * in iram excitavérunt Excélsum in inaquóso.
77:18 Et tentavérunt Deum in córdibus suis, * ut péterent escas animábus suis.
77:19 Et male locúti sunt de Deo: * dixérunt: Numquid póterit Deus paráre mensam in desérto?
77:20 Quóniam percússit petram, et fluxérunt aquæ: * et torréntes inundavérunt.
77:20 Numquid et panem póterit dare, * aut paráre mensam pópulo suo?
77:21 Ídeo audívit Dóminus, et dístulit: * et ignis accénsus est in Jacob, et ira ascéndit in Israël.
77:22 Quia non credidérunt in Deo: * nec speravérunt in salutári ejus:
77:23 Et mandávit núbibus désuper: * et jánuas cæli apéruit.
77:24 Et pluit illis manna ad manducándum: * et panem cæli dedit eis.
77:25 Panem Angelórum manducávit homo, * cibária misit eis in abundántia.
77:26 Tránstulit Austrum de cælo: * et indúxit in virtúte sua Áfricum.
77:27 Et pluit super eos sicut púlverem carnes: * et sicut arénam maris volatília pennáta.
77:28 Et cecidérunt in médio castrórum eórum: * circa tabernácula eórum.
77:29 Et manducavérunt, et saturáti sunt nimis, et desidérium eórum áttulit eis: * non sunt fraudáti a desidério suo.
77:30 Adhuc escæ eórum erant in ore ipsórum: * et ira Dei ascéndit super eos.
77:31 Et occídit pingues eórum, * et eléctos Israël impedívit.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Sicut erat in princípio, et nunc, et semper, * et in sǽcula sæculórum. Amen.

Ant. Jánuas cæli apéruit Dóminus, et pluit illis manna ad manducándum.
Ant. The Lord opened * the doors of heaven and had rained down manna upon them to eat.
Psalm 77(17-31) [3]
77:17 And they added yet more sin against him: * they provoked the most High to wrath in the place without water.
77:18 And they tempted God in their hearts, * by asking meat for their desires.
77:19 And they spoke ill of God: * they said: Can God furnish a table in the wilderness?
77:20 Because he struck the rock, and the waters gushed out, * and the streams overflowed.
77:20 Can he also give bread, * or provide a table for his people?
77:21 Therefore the Lord heard, and was angry: * and a fire was kindled against Jacob, and wrath came up against Israel.
77:22 Because they believed not in God: * and trusted not in his salvation.
77:23 And he had commanded the clouds from above, * and had opened the doors of heaven.
77:24 And had rained down manna upon them to eat, * and had given them the bread of heaven.
77:25 Man ate the bread of angels: * he sent them provisions in abundance.
77:26 He removed the south wind from heaven: * and by his power brought in the southwest wind.
77:27 And he rained upon them flesh as dust: * and feathered fowls like as the sand of the sea.
77:28 And they fell in the midst of their camp, * round about their pavilions.
77:29 So they did eat, and were filled exceedingly, and he gave them their desire: * they were not defrauded of that which they craved.
77:30 As yet their meat was in their mouth: * and the wrath of God came upon them.
77:31 And he slew the fat ones amongst them, * and brought down the chosen men of Israel.
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Ghost.
R. As it was in the beginning, is now, * and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Ant. The Lord opened the doors of heaven and had rained down manna upon them to eat.
V. Deus percússit petram et fluxérunt aquæ.
R. Et torréntes inundavérunt.
V. He struck the rock, and the waters gushed out.
R. And the streams overflowed.
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 6:1-3
1 In anno, quo mórtuus est rex Ozías, vidi Dóminum sedéntem super sólium excélsum et elevátum: et ea, quæ sub ipso erant, replébant templum.
2 Séraphim stabant super illud: sex alæ uni, et sex alæ álteri, duábus velábant fáciem ejus, et duábus velábant pedes ejus, et duábus volábant.
3 Et clamábant alter ad álterum, et dicébant: Sanctus, sanctus, sanctus, Dóminus exercítuum, plena est omnis terra glória ejus.
V. Tu autem, Dómine, miserére nobis.
R. Deo grátias.

R. Ave, María, grátia plena, Dóminus tecum:
* Spíritus Sanctus supervéniet in te, et virtus Altíssimi obumbrábit tibi: quod enim ex te nascétur Sanctum, vocábitur Fílius Dei.
V. Quómodo fiet istud, quóniam virum non cognósco? Et respóndens Angelus, dixit ei.
R. Spíritus Sanctus supervéniet in te, et virtus Altíssimi obumbrábit tibi: quod enim ex te nascétur Sanctum, vocábitur Fílius Dei.

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 6:1-3
1 In the year that king Ozias died, I saw the Lord sitting upon a throne high and elevated: and his train filled the temple.
2 Upon it stood the seraphims: the one had six wings, and the other had six wings: with two they covered his face, and with two they covered his feet, and with two they flew.
3 And they cried one to another, and said: Holy, holy, holy, the Lord God of hosts, all the earth is full of his glory.
V. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us.
R. Thanks be to God.

R. Hail, Mary, full of grace; the Lord is with thee;
* The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee; therefore, also that Holy Thing Which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God.
V. How shall this be, seeing I know not a man? And the Angel answered and said unto her,
R. The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee; therefore, also that Holy Thing Which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God.
V. Jube, domne, benedícere.
Benedictio. Unigénitus Dei Fílius nos benedícere et adjuváre dignétur. Amen.

Lectio 2
Isa 6:4-7
4 Et commóta sunt superliminária cárdinum a voce clamántis, et domus repléta est fumo.
5 Et dixi: Væ mihi, quia tácui, quia vir pollutus lábiis ego sum, et in médio pópuli pollúta lábia habéntis ego habito, et Regem Dóminum exercítuum vidi óculis meis.
6 Et volávit ad me unus de Séraphim, et in manu eius cálculus, quem fórcipe túlerat de altari.
7 Et tétigit os meum, et dixit: Ecce tétigit hoc lábia tua, et auferétur iníquitas tua, et peccátum tuum mundábitur.
V. Tu autem, Dómine, miserére nobis.
R. Deo grátias.

R. Salvatórem exspectámus, Dóminum Jesum Christum,
* Qui reformábit corpus humilitátis nostræ configurátum córpori claritátis suæ.
V. Sóbrie, et juste, et pie vivámus in hoc sæculo, exspectántes beátam spem, et advéntum glóriæ magni Dei.
R. Qui reformábit corpus humilitátis nostræ configurátum córpori claritátis suæ.
V. Grant, Lord, a blessing.
Benediction. May the Son, the Sole-begotten, mercifully bless and keep us. Amen.

Reading 2
Isa 6:4-7
4 And the lintels of the doors were moved at the voice of him that cried, and the house was filled with smoke.
5 And I said: Woe is me, because I have held my peace; because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people that hath unclean lips, and I have seen with my eyes the King the Lord of hosts.
6 And one of the seraphims flew to me, and in his hand was a live coal, which he had taken with the tongs off the altar.
7 And he touched my mouth, and said: Behold this hath touched thy lips, and thy iniquities shall be taken away, and thy sin shall be cleansed.
V. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us.
R. Thanks be to God.

R. We look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ;
* Who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto His glorious Body.
V. We should live soberly, and righteously, and godly in this present world, looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God.
R. Who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto His glorious Body.
V. Jube, domne, benedícere.
Benedictio. Spíritus Sancti grátia illúminet sensus et corda nostra. Amen.

Lectio 3
Isa 6:8-10
8 Et audívi vocem Dómini dicentis: Quem mittam? et quis íbit nobis? Et dixi: Ecce ego, mitte me.
9 Et dixit: Vade, et dices pópulo huic: Audíte audiéntes, et nolíte intellégere: et vidéte visiónem, et nolíte cognóscere.
10 Excǽca cor pópuli huius, et aures eius ággrava, et óculos eius claude, ne forte vídeat óculis suis, et áuribus suis áudiat, et corde suo intéllegat, et convertátur, et sanem eum.
V. Tu autem, Dómine, miserére nobis.
R. Deo grátias.

R. Obsecro, Dómine, mitte quem missúrus es: vide afflictiónem pópuli tui:
* Sicut locútus es, veni, * Et líbera nos.
V. Qui regis Israël, inténde, qui dedúcis velut ovem Joseph, qui sedes super Chérubim.
R. Sicut locútus es, veni.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Et líbera nos.
V. Grant, Lord, a blessing.
Benediction. May the grace of the Holy Spirit enlighten all our hearts and minds. Amen.

Reading 3
Isa 6:8-10
8 And I heard the voice of the Lord, saying: Whom shall I send? and who shall go for us? And I said: Lo, here am I, send me.
9 And he said: Go, and thou shalt say to this people: Hearing, hear, and understand not: and see the vision, and know it not.
10 Blind the heart of this people, and make their ears heavy, and shut their eyes: lest they see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and be converted and I heal them.
V. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us.
R. Thanks be to God.

R. O my Lord, send I pray thee, Him Whom Thou wilt send; see the affliction of thy people. As Thou hast promised, come;
* And deliver us.
V. Give ear, O Shepherd of Israel, Thou That leadest Joseph like a flock, Thou That sittest upon the Cherubim!
R. As Thou hast promised, come.
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Ghost.
R. And deliver us.
Nocturn II.
Ant. Deus adjútor * est eórum: et Excélsus redémptor eórum est.
Psalmus 77(32-41) [4]
77:32 In ómnibus his peccavérunt adhuc: * et non credidérunt in mirabílibus ejus.
77:33 Et defecérunt in vanitáte dies eórum: * et anni eórum cum festinatióne.
77:34 Cum occíderet eos, quærébant eum: * et revertebántur, et dilúculo veniébant ad eum.
77:35 Et rememoráti sunt quia Deus adjútor est eórum: * et Deus excélsus redémptor eórum est.
77:36 Et dilexérunt eum in ore suo, * et lingua sua mentíti sunt ei.
77:37 Cor autem eórum non erat rectum cum eo: * nec fidéles hábiti sunt in testaménto ejus.
77:38 Ipse autem est miséricors, et propítius fiet peccátis eórum: * et non dispérdet eos.
77:38 Et abundávit ut avérteret iram suam: * et non accéndit omnem iram suam:
77:39 Et recordátus est quia caro sunt: * spíritus vadens et non rédiens.
77:40 Quóties exacerbavérunt eum in desérto, * in iram concitavérunt eum in inaquóso?
77:41 Et convérsi sunt, et tentavérunt Deum: * et Sanctum Israël exacerbavérunt.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Sicut erat in princípio, et nunc, et semper, * et in sǽcula sæculórum. Amen.

Ant. Deus adjútor est eórum: et Excélsus redémptor eórum est.
Nocturn II.
Ant. God is their helper, * and the most high God their redeemer.
Psalm 77(32-41) [4]
77:32 In all these things they sinned still: * and they believed not for his wondrous works.
77:33 And their days were consumed in vanity, * and their years in haste.
77:34 When he slew them, then they sought him: * and they returned, and came to him early in the morning.
77:35 And they remembered that God was their helper: * and the most high God their redeemer.
77:36 And they loved him with their mouth: * and with their tongue they lied unto him:
77:37 But their heart was not right with him: * nor were they counted faithful in his covenant.
77:38 But he is merciful, and will forgive their sins: * and will not destroy them.
77:38 And many a time did he turn away his anger: * and did not kindle all his wrath.
77:39 And he remembered that they are flesh: * a wind that goeth and returneth not.
77:40 How often did they provoke him in the desert: * and move him to wrath in the place without water?
77:41 And they turned back and tempted God: * and grieved the holy one of Israel.
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Ghost.
R. As it was in the beginning, is now, * and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Ant. God is their helper, and the most high God their redeemer.
Ant. Redémit eos * Dóminus de manu tribulántis.
Psalmus 77(42-58) [5]
77:42 Non sunt recordáti manus ejus, * die qua redémit eos de manu tribulántis.
77:43 Sicut pósuit in Ægýpto signa sua, * et prodígia sua in campo Táneos.
77:44 Et convértit in sánguinem flúmina eórum: * et imbres eórum, ne bíberent.
77:45 Misit in eos cœnomyíam, et comédit eos: * et ranam, et dispérdidit eos.
77:46 Et dedit ærúgini fructus eórum: * et labóres eórum locústæ.
77:47 Et occídit in grándine víneas eórum: * et moros eórum in pruína.
77:48 Et trádidit grándini juménta eórum: * et possessiónem eórum igni.
77:49 Misit in eos iram indignatiónis suæ: * indignatiónem, et iram, et tribulatiónem: immissiónes per ángelos malos.
77:50 Viam fecit sémitæ iræ suæ, non pepércit a morte animábus eórum: * et juménta eórum in morte conclúsit.
77:51 Et percússit omne primogénitum in terra Ægýpti: * primítias omnis labóris eórum in tabernáculis Cham.
77:52 Et ábstulit sicut oves pópulum suum: * et perdúxit eos tamquam gregem in desérto.
77:53 Et dedúxit eos in spe, et non timuérunt: * et inimícos eórum opéruit mare.
77:54 Et indúxit eos in montem sanctificatiónis suæ: * montem, quem acquisívit déxtera ejus.
77:54 Et ejécit a fácie eórum gentes: * et sorte divísit eis terram in funículo distributiónis.
77:55 Et habitáre fecit in tabernáculis eórum: * tribus Israël.
77:56 Et tentavérunt, et exacerbavérunt Deum excélsum: * et testimónia ejus non custodiérunt.
77:57 Et avertérunt se, et non servavérunt pactum: * quemádmodum patres eórum convérsi sunt in arcum pravum.
77:58 In iram concitavérunt eum in cóllibus suis: * et in sculptílibus suis ad æmulatiónem eum provocavérunt.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Sicut erat in princípio, et nunc, et semper, * et in sǽcula sæculórum. Amen.

Ant. Redémit eos Dóminus de manu tribulántis.
Ant. The Lord redeemed them * from the hand of him that afflicted them.
Psalm 77(42-58) [5]
77:42 They remembered not his hand, * in the day that he redeemed them from the hand of him that afflicted them:
77:43 How he wrought his signs in Egypt, * and his wonders in the field of Tanis.
77:44 And he turned their rivers into blood, * and their showers that they might, not drink.
77:45 He sent amongst them divers sorts of flies, which devoured them: * and frogs which destroyed them.
77:46 And he gave up their fruits to the blast, * and their labours to the locust.
77:47 And he destroyed their vineyards with hail, * and their mulberry trees with hoarfrost.
77:48 And he gave up their cattle to the hail, * and their stock to the fire.
77:49 And he sent upon them the wrath of his indignation: * indignation and wrath and trouble, which he sent by evil angels.
77:50 He made a way for a path to his anger: * he spared not their souls from death, and their cattle he shut up in death.
77:51 And he killed all the firstborn in the land of Egypt: * the firstfruits of all their labour in the tabernacles of Cham.
77:52 And he took away his own people as sheep: * and guided them in the wilderness like a flock.
77:53 And he brought them out in hope, and they feared not: * and the sea overwhelmed their enemies.
77:54 And he brought them into the mountain of his sanctuary: * the mountain which his right hand had purchased.
77:54 And he cast out the Gentiles before them: * and by lot divided to them their land by a line of distribution.
77:55 And he made the tribes of Israel * to dwell in their tabernacles.
77:56 Yet they tempted, and provoked the most high God: * and they kept not his testimonies.
77:57 And they turned away, and kept not the covenant: * even like their fathers they were turned aside as a crooked bow.
77:58 They provoked him to anger on their hills: * and moved him to jealousy with their graven things.
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Ghost.
R. As it was in the beginning, is now, * and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Ant. The Lord redeemed them from the hand of him that afflicted them.
Ant. Ædificávit * Deus sanctifícium suum in terra.
Psalmus 77(59-72) [6]
77:59 Audivit Deus, et sprevit: * et ad níhilum redégit valde Israël.
77:60 Et répulit tabernáculum Silo: * tabernáculum suum, ubi habitávit in homínibus.
77:61 Et trádidit in captivitátem virtútem eórum: * et pulchritúdinem eórum in manus inimíci.
77:62 Et conclúsit in gládio pópulum suum: * et hereditátem suam sprevit.
77:63 Júvenes eórum comédit ignis: * et vírgines eórum non sunt lamentátæ.
77:64 Sacerdótes eórum in gládio cecidérunt: * et víduæ eórum non plorabántur.
77:65 Et excitátus est tamquam dórmiens Dóminus: * tamquam potens crapulátus a vino.
77:66 Et percússit inimícos suos in posterióra: * oppróbrium sempitérnum dedit illis.
77:67 Et répulit tabernáculum Joseph: * et tribum Éphraim non elégit.
77:68 Sed elégit tribum Juda, * montem Sion quem diléxit.
77:69 Et ædificávit sicut unicórnium sanctifícium suum in terra, * quam fundávit in sǽcula.
77:70 Et elégit David, servum suum, et sústulit eum de grégibus óvium: * de post fœtántes accépit eum,
77:71 Páscere Jacob, servum suum, * et Israël, hereditátem suam:
77:72 Et pávit eos in innocéntia cordis sui: * et in intelléctibus mánuum suárum dedúxit eos.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Sicut erat in princípio, et nunc, et semper, * et in sǽcula sæculórum. Amen.

Ant. Ædificávit Deus sanctifícium suum in terra.
Ant. God built * his sanctuary in the earth.
Psalm 77(59-72) [6]
77:59 God heard, and despised them, * and he reduced Israel exceedingly as it were to nothing.
77:60 And he put away the tabernacle of Silo, * his tabernacle where he dwelt among men.
77:61 And he delivered their strength into captivity: * and their beauty into the hands of the enemy.
77:62 And he shut up his people under the sword: * and he despised his inheritance.
77:63 Fire consumed their young men: * and their maidens were not lamented.
77:64 Their priests fell by the sword: * and their widows did not mourn.
77:65 And the Lord was awaked as one out of sleep, * and like a mighty man that hath been surfeited with wine.
77:66 And he smote his enemies on the hinder parts: * he put them to an everlasting reproach.
77:67 And he rejected the tabernacle of Joseph: * and chose not the tribe of Ephraim:
77:68 But he chose the tribe of Juda, * mount Sion which he loved.
77:69 And he built his sanctuary as of unicorns, in the land * which he founded for ever.
77:70 And he chose his servant David, and took him from the flocks of sheep: * he brought him from following the ewes great with young,
77:71 To feed Jacob his servant, * and Israel his inheritance.
77:72 And he fed them in the innocence of his heart: * and conducted them by the skilfulness of his hands.
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Ghost.
R. As it was in the beginning, is now, * and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Ant. God built his sanctuary in the earth.
V. Elégit Dóminus tribum Juda.
R. Montem Sion quem diléxit.
V. The Lord chose the tribe of Juda.
R. Mount Sion which he loved.
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
Ambrosius epíscopus Mediolanénsis, Ambrósii civis Romani fílius, patre Galliæ præfecto natus est. In hujus infántis ore examen apum consedisse dícitur: quæ res divinam viri eloquéntiam præmonstrábat. Romæ liberálibus disciplinis eruditus est. Post a Probo præfecto Liguriæ et Æmíliæ præpositus: unde póstea, ejusdem Probi jussu, cum potestate Mediolanum venit; ubi, mortuo Auxentio Ariáno episcopo, pópulus de successore deligéndo dissidebat. Quare Ambrosius, pro officii sui munere ecclésiam ingréssus, ut commótam seditiónem sedaret, cum multa de quiete et tranquillitate reipublicæ præcláre dixísset, derepénte púero Ambrosium episcopum exclamante, univérsi pópuli vox erupit, Ambrosium episcopum depóscentis.
V. Tu autem, Dómine, miserére nobis.
R. Deo grátias.

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

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

Reading 4
Ambrose, Bishop of Milan, was the son of another Ambrose, a Roman citizen, and was born when his father was Prefect of Gaul, about the year of our Lord 340. A swarm of bees settled upon his face when he was in his cradle, which was considered an omen of his future eloquence. He received a liberal education at Rome. He was afterwards, under the Prefect Probus, made governor of Liguria and Emilia, and so came with authority to Milan. Auxentius, an Arian, who had been intruded into the Bishoprick of Milan, happening to die, the most violent disputes arose about the choice of a successor. Ambrose came to the church in his official capacity, and urged upon the contending factions, in a long and powerful speech, the necessity of keeping the public peace; whereupon a child suddenly cried out, Ambrose, Bishop, and the whole assembly took it up, and unanimously called for his election.
V. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us.
R. Thanks be to God.

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

Lectio 5
Recusante illo et eórum precibus resistente, ardens pópuli studium ad Valentinianum imperatórem delátum est; cui gratíssimum fuit, a se deléctos judices ad sacerdotium postulari. Fuit id étiam Probo præfecto jucúndum, qui Ambrosio proficiscénti quasi divinans dixerat: Vade, age, non ut judex, sed ut epíscopus. Itaque cum ad pópuli desidérium imperatóris volúntas accederet, Ambrosius baptizátus (erat enim catechúmenus) sacrisque initiatus, ac servátis ómnibus ex instituto Ecclésiæ ordinum gradibus, octavo die, qui fuit septimo Idus Decembris, episcopale onus suscépit. Factus epíscopus, catholicam fidem et disciplínam ecclesiásticam acerrime deféndit; multosque Ariános, et alios hæreticos ad fidei veritátem convértit, in quibus claríssimum Ecclésiæ lumen sanctum Augustinum Jesu Christo péperit.
V. Tu autem, Dómine, miserére nobis.
R. Deo grátias.

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

Reading 5
Ambrose refused, and would not yield to their prayers, whereupon they carried their petition to the Emperor Valentinian. It was very pleasing to this Prince that those he had appointed as judges should be chosen Bishops, as also to the Prefect Probus, who had, as it were prophetically, said to him when he appointed him, Go and govern them more like a Bishop than a Judge. When the will of the Emperor was added to the desire of the people, Ambrose yielded, and received Baptism, (for hitherto he was only a Catechumen,) Confirmation, and Communion, and then the several Orders on successive days, till on the eighth day, which was the 7th of December, in the year 374, the weight of the Episcopate was laid upon his shoulders. Being made Bishop, he showed himself a stout upholder of the Catholic faith, and the discipline of the Church, and turned to the truth great numbers of Arians and other heretics, and, among them, he begat in Christ Jesus that burning and shining light of the Church, Augustine.
V. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us.
R. Thanks be to God.

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

Lectio 6
Gratiáno imperatóre occiso, ad Maximum ejus interfectórem legátus íterum profectus est; eoque pœniténtiam ágere recusante, se ab ejus communióne semovit. Theodosium imperatórem, propter cædem Thessalonícæ factam, ingressu ecclésiæ prohibuit. Cui, cum ille David quoque regem adulterum et homicidam fuisse dixísset, respóndit Ambrosius: Qui secutus es errántem, séquere pœniténtem. Quare Theodosius sibi ab eo impositam publicam pœniténtiam humíliter egit. Ergo sanctus epíscopus pro Ecclésia Dei maximis labóribus curisque perfunctus, multis libris étiam egregie conscripsit, antequam in morbum incideret, mortis suæ diem prædixit. Ad quem ægrotum Honorátus Vercellénsis epíscopus, Dei voce ter admónitus, accurrit, eique sanctum Dómini corpus præbuit: quo ille sumpto, conformátis in crucis similitúdinem mánibus, orans, ánimam Deo réddidit pridie Nonas Aprilis, anno post Christum natum trecentésimo nonagesimo septimo.
V. Tu autem, Dómine, miserére nobis.
R. Deo grátias.

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

Reading 6
After the murder of the Emperor Gratian, in 383, Ambrose was sent as an ambassador to Maximus, by whom he had been slain, and, as he refused to repent, the Bishop renounced his communion. After the massacre which the Emperor Theodosius had commanded at Thessalonica, in 390, he refused to permit that Prince to enter a church. The Emperor pleaded that he was no worse than David, who had been guilty of adultery and murder, to which Ambrose answered him, As thou hast followed him in his sin, follow him also in his repentance. Then Theodosius humbly did public penance laid upon him by the Bishop. At length the Saint was worn out with his continual labour and care for the Church, (for the which also he composed many excellent books,) and foretold that the day of his death was at hand, though he had not then fallen into his last sickness. As he lay dying, Honoratus, Bishop of Vercelli, heard a voice from God three times crying to him that the hour of Ambrose's departure was come, whereupon he went to him quickly, and gave him the sacred Body of our Lord. When he had received It, the Saint, still praying, with his hands stretched out in the form of a cross, gave his spirit to God, upon the 4th day of April, in the year of Christ, 397.
V. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us.
R. Thanks be to God.

R. This is he which wrought great wonders before God, and the whole earth is full of his teaching
* May he pray for all people, that their sins may be forgiven unto them
V. This is he which loved not his life in this world, and hath attained unto the kingdom of heaven.
R. May he pray for all people, that their sins may be forgiven unto them
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Ghost.
R. May he pray for all people, that their sins may be forgiven unto them
Nocturn III.
Ant. Ádjuva nos, * Deus, salutáris noster: et propítius esto peccátis nostris.
Psalmus 78 [7]
78:1 Deus, venérunt gentes in hereditátem tuam, polluérunt templum sanctum tuum: * posuérunt Jerúsalem in pomórum custódiam.
78:2 Posuérunt morticína servórum tuórum, escas volatílibus cæli: * carnes sanctórum tuórum béstiis terræ.
78:3 Effudérunt sánguinem eórum tamquam aquam in circúitu Jerúsalem: * et non erat qui sepelíret.
78:4 Facti sumus oppróbrium vicínis nostris: * subsannátio et illúsio his, qui in circúitu nostro sunt.
78:5 Úsquequo, Dómine, irascéris in finem: * accendétur velut ignis zelus tuus?
78:6 Effúnde iram tuam in gentes, quæ te non novérunt: * et in regna quæ nomen tuum non invocavérunt:
78:7 Quia comedérunt Jacob: * et locum ejus desolavérunt.
78:8 Ne memíneris iniquitátum nostrárum antiquárum, cito antícipent nos misericórdiæ tuæ: * quia páuperes facti sumus nimis.
78:9 Ádjuva nos, Deus, salutáris noster: et propter glóriam nóminis tui, Dómine, líbera nos: * et propítius esto peccátis nostris, propter nomen tuum:
78:10 Ne forte dicant in géntibus: Ubi est Deus eórum? * et innotéscat in natiónibus coram óculis nostris.
78:10 Ultio sánguinis servórum tuórum, qui effúsus est: * intróeat in conspéctu tuo gémitus compeditórum.
78:11 Secúndum magnitúdinem brácchii tui, * pósside fílios mortificatórum.
78:12 Et redde vicínis nostris séptuplum in sinu eórum: * impropérium ipsórum, quod exprobravérunt tibi, Dómine.
78:13 Nos autem pópulus tuus, et oves páscuæ tuæ, * confitébimur tibi in sǽculum.
78:13 In generatiónem et generatiónem * annuntiábimus laudem tuam.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Sicut erat in princípio, et nunc, et semper, * et in sǽcula sæculórum. Amen.

Ant. Ádjuva nos, Deus, salutáris noster: et propítius esto peccátis nostris.
Nocturn III.
Ant. Help us, O God, our Saviour, * deliver us: and forgive us our sins.
Psalm 78 [7]
78:1 O God, the heathens are come into thy inheritance, they have defiled thy holy temple: * they have made Jerusalem as a place to keep fruit.
78:2 They have given the dead bodies of thy servants to be meat for the fowls of the air: * the flesh of thy saints for the beasts of the earth.
78:3 They have poured out their blood as water, round about Jerusalem, * and there was none to bury them.
78:4 We are become a reproach to our neighbours: * a scorn and derision to them that are round about us.
78:5 How long, O Lord, wilt thou be angry for ever: * shall thy zeal be kindled like a fire?
78:6 Pour out thy wrath upon the nations that have not known thee: * and upon the kingdoms that have not called upon thy name.
78:7 Because they have devoured Jacob; * and have laid waste his place.
78:8 Remember not our former iniquities: let thy mercies speedily prevent us, * for we are become exceeding poor.
78:9 Help us, O God, our saviour: and for the glory of thy name, O Lord, deliver us: * and forgive us our sins for thy name’s sake:
78:10 Lest they should say among the Gentiles: Where is their God? * And let him be made known among the nations before our eyes,
78:10 By the revenging the blood of thy servants, which hath been shed: * let the sighing of the prisoners come in before thee.
78:11 According to the greatness of thy arm, * take possession of the children of them that have been put to death.
78:12 And render to our neighbours sevenfold in their bosom: * the reproach wherewith they have reproached thee, O Lord.
78:13 But we thy people, and the sheep of thy pasture, * will give thanks to thee for ever.
78:13 We will shew forth thy praise, * unto generation and generation.
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. Help us, O God, our Saviour, deliver us: and forgive us our sins.
Ant. Ego sum Dóminus * Deus tuus Israël, qui edúxi te de terra Ægýpti.
Psalmus 80 [8]
80:2 Exsultáte Deo, adjutóri nostro: * jubiláte Deo Jacob.
80:3 Súmite psalmum, et date týmpanum: * psaltérium jucúndum cum cíthara.
80:4 Buccináte in Neoménia tuba, * in insígni die solemnitátis vestræ.
80:5 Quia præcéptum in Israël est: * et judícium Deo Jacob.
80:6 Testimónium in Joseph pósuit illud, cum exíret de terra Ægýpti: * linguam, quam non nóverat, audívit.
80:7 Divértit ab onéribus dorsum ejus: * manus ejus in cóphino serviérunt.
80:8 In tribulatióne invocásti me, et liberávi te: * exaudívi te in abscóndito tempestátis: probávi te apud aquam contradictiónis.
80:9 Audi, pópulus meus, et contestábor te: * Israël, si audíeris me, non erit in te deus recens, neque adorábis deum aliénum.
80:11 Ego enim sum Dóminus Deus tuus, qui edúxi te de terra Ægýpti: * diláta os tuum, et implébo illud.
80:12 Et non audívit pópulus meus vocem meam: * et Israël non inténdit mihi.
80:13 Et dimísi eos secúndum desidéria cordis eórum: * ibunt in adinventiónibus suis.
80:14 Si pópulus meus audísset me: * Israël si in viis meis ambulásset:
80:15 Pro níhilo fórsitan inimícos eórum humiliássem: * et super tribulántes eos misíssem manum meam.
80:16 Inimíci Dómini mentíti sunt ei: * et erit tempus eórum in sǽcula.
80:17 Et cibávit eos ex ádipe fruménti: * et de petra, melle saturávit eos.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Sicut erat in princípio, et nunc, et semper, * et in sǽcula sæculórum. Amen.

Ant. Ego sum Dóminus Deus tuus Israël, qui edúxi te de terra Ægýpti.
Ant. I am the Lord * God of Israel, who brought you out from the land of Egypt.
Psalm 80 [8]
80:2 Rejoice, O God, our helper: * sing aloud to the God of Jacob.
80:3 Take a psalm, and bring hither the timbrel: * the pleasant psaltery with the harp.
80:4 Blow up the trumpet on the new moon, * on the noted day of your solemnity.
80:5 For it is a commandment in Israel, * and a judgment to the God of Jacob.
80:6 He ordained it for a testimony in Joseph, when he came out of the land of Egypt: * he heard a tongue which he knew not.
80:7 He removed his back from the burdens: * his hands had served in baskets.
80:8 Thou calledst upon me in affliction, and I delivered thee: * I heard thee in the secret place of tempest: I proved thee at the waters of contradiction.
80:9 Hear, O my people, and I will testify to thee: * O Israel, if thou wilt hearken to me; there shall be no new god in thee: neither shalt thou adore a strange god.
80:11 For I am the Lord thy God, who brought thee out of the land of Egypt: * open thy mouth wide, and I will fill it.
80:12 But my people heard not my voice: * and Israel hearkened not to me.
80:13 So I let them go according to the desires of their heart: * they shall walk in their own inventions.
80:14 If my people had heard me: * if Israel had walked in my ways:
80:15 I should soon have humbled their enemies, * and laid my hand on them that troubled them.
80:16 The enemies of the Lord have lied to him: * and their time shall be for ever.
80:17 And he fed them with the fat of wheat, * and filled them with honey out of the rock.
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. I am the Lord God of Israel, who brought you out from the land of Egypt.
Ant. Ne táceas Deus * quóniam inimíci tui extulérunt caput.
Psalmus 82 [9]
82:2 Deus, quis símilis erit tibi? * Ne táceas, neque compescáris, Deus.
82:3 Quóniam ecce inimíci tui sonuérunt: * et qui odérunt te extulérunt caput.
82:4 Super pópulum tuum malignavérunt consílium: * et cogitavérunt advérsus sanctos tuos.
82:5 Dixérunt: Veníte, et disperdámus eos de gente: * et non memorétur nomen Israël ultra.
82:6 Quóniam cogitavérunt unanímiter: * simul advérsum te testaméntum disposuérunt, tabernácula Idumæórum et Ismahelítæ:
82:8 Moab, et Agaréni, Gebal, et Ammon, et Ámalec: * alienígenæ cum habitántibus Tyrum.
82:9 Étenim Assur venit cum illis: * facti sunt in adjutórium fíliis Lot.
82:10 Fac illis sicut Mádian, et Sísaræ: * sicut Jabin in torrénte Cisson.
82:11 Disperiérunt in Endor: * facti sunt ut stercus terræ.
82:12 Pone príncipes eórum sicut Oreb, et Zeb, * et Zébee, et Sálmana:
82:13 Omnes príncipes eórum: * qui dixérunt: Hereditáte possideámus Sanctuárium Dei.
82:14 Deus meus, pone illos ut rotam: * et sicut stípulam ante fáciem venti.
82:15 Sicut ignis, qui combúrit silvam: * et sicut flamma combúrens montes:
82:16 Ita persequéris illos in tempestáte tua: * et in ira tua turbábis eos.
82:17 Imple fácies eórum ignomínia: * et quǽrent nomen tuum, Dómine.
82:18 Erubéscant, et conturbéntur in sǽculum sǽculi: * et confundántur, et péreant.
82:19 Et cognóscant quia nomen tibi Dóminus: * tu solus Altíssimus in omni terra.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Sicut erat in princípio, et nunc, et semper, * et in sǽcula sæculórum. Amen.

Ant. Ne táceas Deus quóniam inimíci tui extulérunt caput.
Ant. Be not thou silent, O Lord, * for Thy enemies lifted up their head.
Psalm 82 [9]
82:2 O God, who shall be like to thee? * Hold not thy peace, neither be O God, thou still,
82:3 For lo, thy enemies have made a noise: * and they that hate thee have lifted up the head.
82:4 They have taken a malicious counsel against thy people, * and have consulted against thy saints.
82:5 They have said: Come and let us destroy them, * so that they be not a nation: and let the name of Israel be remembered no more.
82:6 For they have contrived with one consent: * they have made a covenant together against thee; the tabernacles of the Edomites, and the Ismahelites:
82:8 Moab, and the Agarens, Gebal, and Ammon and Amalec: * the Philistines, with the inhabitants of Tyre.
82:9 Yea, and the Assyrian also is joined with them: * they are come to the aid of the sons of Lot.
82:10 Do to them as thou didst to Madian and to Sisara: * as to Jabin at the brook of Cisson.
82:11 Who perished at Endor: * and became as dung for the earth.
82:12 Make their princes like Oreb, and Zeb, * and Zebee, and Salmana.
82:13 All their princes, * who have said: Let us possess the sanctuary of God for an inheritance.
82:14 O my God, make them like a wheel; * and as stubble before the wind.
82:15 As fire which burneth the wood: * and as a flame burning mountains:
82:16 So shalt thou pursue them with thy tempest: * and shalt trouble them in thy wrath.
82:17 Fill their faces with shame; * and they shall seek thy name, O Lord.
82:18 Let them be ashamed and troubled for ever and ever: * and let them be confounded and perish.
82:19 And let them know that the Lord is thy name: * thou alone art the most High over 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. Be not thou silent, O Lord, for Thy enemies lifted up their head.
V. Cognóscant quia nomen tibi Dóminus.
R. Tu solus Altíssimus super omnem terram.
V. Let them know that the Lord is thy name.
R. Thou alone art the most High over all the earth.
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 5:13-19
In illo témpore: Dixit Jesus discípulis suis: Vos estis sal terræ. Quod si sal evanúerit, in quo saliétur? Et réliqua.

Homilía sancti Hilárii Epíscopi
Comm. in Matthæum, can. 4
Vos estis sal terrae: Quod si sal infatuatum fuerit, ad nihilum valet id quod salietur. Sal, ut arbitror, terrae nullum est. Quomodo ergo Apostolos sal terrae nuncupavit? Sed proprietas est quaerenda dictorum, quam et Apostolorum officium, et ipsius salis natura monstrabit. Sal est in se uno continens aquae et ignis elementum, et hoc ex duobus est unum.
V. Tu autem, Dómine, miserére nobis.
R. Deo grátias.

R. Amávit eum Dóminus, et ornávit eum: stolam glóriæ induit eum,
* Et ad portas paradisi coronávit eum.
V. Induit eum Dóminus lorícam fidei, et ornávit eum.
R. Et ad portas paradisi coronávit eum.

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

Reading 7
From the Holy Gospel according to Matthew
Matt 5:13-19
At that time, Jesus said unto His disciples: Ye are the salt of the earth. But if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted. And so on.

Homily by St. Hilary, Bishop of Poitiers.
Comment, on Matth. V
"Ye are the salt of the earth. But if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted It is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men." There is, I take it, no such thing as salt of the earth. How, then, can the Apostles be called the salt of the earth? But the true meaning of these words will be made plain, when we consider the duty of Apostles, and the nature of salt itself. Now, salt is a compound of the elements of water and fire, out of the which two things in salt there is made one.
V. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us.
R. Thanks be to God.

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

Lectio 8
Hic igitur in omnem usum humani generis effectus, incorruptionem corporibus, quibus fuerit aspersus, impertit, et ad omnem sensum conditi saporis aptissimus est. Apostoli autem sunt rerum caelestium praedicatores, et aeternitatis velut satores, immortalitatem omnibus corporibus, quibus eorum sermo aspersus fuerit, conferentes. Merito igitur sal terrae nuncupati sunt, per doctrinae virtutem saliendi modo aeternitati corpora reservantes.
V. Tu autem, Dómine, miserére nobis.
R. Deo grátias.

R. In médio Ecclésiæ apéruit os ejus,
* Et implévit eum Dóminus spíritu sapiéntiæ et intelléctus.
V. Jucunditátem et exsultatiónem thesaurizávit super eum.
R. Et implévit eum Dóminus spíritu sapiéntiæ et intelléctus.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Et implévit eum Dóminus spíritu sapiéntiæ et intelléctus.
V. Grant, Lord, a blessing.
Benediction. He whose feast-day we are keeping, be our Advocate with God. Amen.

Reading 8
This thing, therefore, thus made to serve in divers ways the use of men, doth keep from corruption bodies whereon it is sprinkled, and doth readily yield to all the senses the perception of its inborn savour. And thus are the Apostles, seeing that they are the preachers of the kingdom of heaven, and in a certain sense the sowers of the seed of life everlasting, since that Word of God which they scatter hath power to make this mortal put on immortality. Meetly then are they called salt, the savour of whose teaching doth keep sweet the receiver thereof even unto life everlasting.
V. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us.
R. Thanks be to God.

R. In the midst of the congregation did the Lord open his mouth.
* And filled him with the spirit of wisdom and understanding.
V. He made him rich with joy and gladness.
R. And filled him with the spirit of wisdom and understanding.
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Ghost.
R. And filled him with the spirit of wisdom and understanding.
V. Jube, domne, benedícere.
Benedictio. Ad societátem cívium supernórum perdúcat nos Rex Angelórum. Amen.

Lectio 9
Sed natura salis semper eadem est, nec immutari umquam potest. Verum quia conversioni homo subjacet, et solus beatus, qui usque ad finem in omnibus Dei operibus permanserit: ideo eos sal terrae nuncupatos monet in traditae sibi potestatis virtute persistere, ne infatuati nihil saliant, et ipsi, sensu accepti saporis amisso, vivificare corrupta non possint, et projecti de Ecclesiae promptuariis, cum his quos salierint, pedibus incedentium proterantur.
V. Tu autem, Dómine, miserére nobis.
R. Deo grátias.


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

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

Pleni sunt cæli et terra * majestátis glóriæ tuæ.
Te gloriósus * Apostolórum chorus,
Te Prophetárum * laudábilis númerus,
Te Mártyrum candidátus * laudat exércitus.
Te per orbem terrárum * sancta confitétur Ecclésia,
Patrem * imménsæ majestátis;
Venerándum tuum verum * et únicum Fílium;
Sanctum quoque * Paráclitum Spíritum.
Tu Rex glóriæ, * Christe.
Tu Patris * sempitérnus es Fílius.

Fit reverentia
Tu, ad liberándum susceptúrus hóminem: * non horruísti Vírginis uterum.

Tu, devícto mortis acúleo, * aperuísti credéntibus regna cælórum.
Tu ad déxteram Dei sedes, * in glória Patris.
Judex créderis * esse ventúrus.

Sequens versus dicitur flexis genibus
Te ergo quǽsumus, tuis fámulis súbveni, * quos pretióso sánguine redemísti.

Ætérna fac cum Sanctis tuis * in glória numerári.
Salvum fac pópulum tuum, Dómine, * et bénedic hereditáti tuæ.
Et rege eos, * et extólle illos usque in ætérnum.
Per síngulos dies * benedícimus te.

Fit reverentia, secundum consuetudinem
Et laudámus nomen tuum in sǽculum, * et in sǽculum sǽculi.

Dignáre, Dómine, die isto * sine peccáto nos custodíre.
Miserére nostri, Dómine, * miserére nostri.
Fiat misericórdia tua, Dómine, super nos, * quemádmodum sperávimus in te.
In te, Dómine, sperávi: * non confúndar in ætérnum.
V. Grant, Lord, a blessing.
Benediction. May He that is the Angels' King to that high realm His people bring. Amen.

Reading 9
But the nature of salt is to be ever the same, and unchanging, and, on the other hand, the nature of man hath this weakness, to be changeable. He only is blessed who hath continued even unto the end in all the works which God hath commanded. Therefore dot! the Lord warn them whom He calleth the salt of the earth, that they are behoven to remain strong in that strength which He hath given unto them, lest, becoming themselves savourless, they should be impotent to season others losing the freshness of their own saltness, be unable to stop the corruption round about them and so the Church cast them out of her buttery, and they and those that they should have salted, be together trodden under foot of such as enter in.
V. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us.
R. Thanks be to God.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Vouchsafe, O Lord, to keep us * this day without sin.
O Lord, have mercy upon us, * have mercy upon us.
O Lord, let thy mercy lighten upon us, * as our trust is in thee.
O Lord, in thee have I trusted, * let me never be confounded.
Reliqua omittuntur, nisi Laudes separandae sint.
Skip the rest, unless praying Lauds separately.
Oratio {ex Proprio Sanctorum}
V. Dómine, exáudi oratiónem meam.
R. Et clamor meus ad te véniat.
Orémus
Deus, qui pópulo tuo ætérnæ salútis beátum Ambrósium minístrum tribuísti: præsta, quǽsumus; ut, quem Doctórem vitæ habúimus in terris, intercessórem habére mereámur in cælis.
Per Dóminum nostrum Jesum Christum, Fílium tuum: qui tecum vivit et regnat in unitáte Spíritus Sancti Deus, per ómnia sǽcula sæculórum.
R. Amen.

Prayer {from the Proper of Saints}
V. O Lord, hear my prayer.
R. And let my cry come unto thee.
Let us pray.
O God, who didst give unto thy people blessed Ambrose to be a minister of eternal salvation; grant, we beseech thee, that we may be found worthy to have the same as an intercessor in heaven, whom we have had for a teacher of life upon earth.
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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