S. Benedicti Abbatis ~ Duplex majus
Tempora: Feria Tertia infra Hebdomadam III in Quadragesima

Matutinum    3-21-2017

Incipit
Pater noster, qui es in cælis, sanctificétur nomen tuum: advéniat regnum tuum: fiat volúntas tua, sicut in cælo et in terra. Panem nostrum quotidiánum da nobis hódie: et dimítte nobis débita nostra, sicut et nos dimíttimus debitóribus nostris: et ne nos indúcas in tentatiónem: sed líbera nos a malo. Amen.
Ave María, grátia plena; Dóminus tecum: benedícta tu in muliéribus, et benedíctus fructus ventris tui Jesus. Sancta María, Mater Dei, ora pro nobis peccatóribus, nunc et in hora mortis nostræ. Amen.
Credo in Deum, Patrem omnipoténtem, Creatórem cæli et terræ.
Et in Jesum Christum, Fílium ejus únicum, Dóminum nostrum: qui concéptus est de Spíritu Sancto, natus ex María Vírgine, passus sub Póntio Piláto, crucifíxus, mórtuus, et sepúltus: descéndit ad ínferos; tértia die resurréxit a mórtuis; ascéndit ad cælos; sedet ad déxteram Dei Patris omnipoténtis: inde ventúrus est judicáre vivos et mórtuos.
Credo in Spíritum Sanctum, sanctam Ecclésiam cathólicam, Sanctórum communiónem, remissiónem peccatórum, carnis resurrectiónem, vitam ætérnam. Amen.
V. Dómine, lábia mea apéries.
R. Et os meum annuntiábit laudem tuam.
V. Deus in adjutórium meum inténde.
R. Dómine, ad adjuvándum me festína.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Sicut erat in princípio, et nunc, et semper, * et in sǽcula sæculórum. Amen.
Laus tibi, Dómine, Rex ætérnæ glóriæ.
Start
Our Father, who art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation: But deliver us from evil. Amen.
Hail Mary, full of grace; The Lord is with thee; Blessed art thou amongst women, And blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God, Pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen.
I believe in God, the Father almighty, Creator of heaven and earth.
And in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord; who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried: he descended into hell; the third day he arose again from the dead; he ascended into heaven; sitteth at the right hand of God the Father almighty: from thence he shall come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Ghost, the holy catholic Church, the communion of Saints, the forgiveness of sins. The resurrection of the body. And life everlasting. Amen.
V. O Lord, open thou my lips.
R. And my mouth shall declare thy praise.
V. O God, come to my assistance;
R. O Lord, make haste to help me.
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Ghost.
R. As it was in the beginning, is now, * and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
Praise be to thee, O Lord, King of eternal glory.
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 Confessor Dómini, coléntes
Quem pie laudant pópuli per orbem,
Hac die lætus méruit beátas
Scandere sedes.

Qui pius, prudens, húmilis, pudícus,
Sóbriam duxit sine labe vitam,
Donec humanos 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
Erst on this feast-day merited to enter
Into his glory.

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 et Psalmi ex Commune aut Festo}
Nocturn I.
Ant. Beátus vir, * qui in lege Dómini meditatur: volúntas ejus pérmanet die ac nocte, et ómnia quæcúmque fáciet, semper prosperabúntur.
Psalmus 1 [1]
1:1 Beátus vir, qui non ábiit in consílio impiórum, et in via peccatórum non stetit, * et in cáthedra pestiléntiæ non sedit:
1:2 Sed in lege Dómini volúntas ejus, * et in lege ejus meditábitur die ac nocte.
1:3 Et erit tamquam lignum, quod plantátum est secus decúrsus aquárum, * quod fructum suum dabit in témpore suo:
1:4 Et fólium ejus non défluet: * et ómnia quæcúmque fáciet, prosperabúntur.
1:5 Non sic ímpii, non sic: * sed tamquam pulvis, quem prójicit ventus a fácie terræ.
1:6 Ideo non resúrgent ímpii in judício: * neque peccatóres in concílio justórum.
1:7 Quóniam novit Dóminus viam justórum: * et iter impiórum períbit.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Sicut erat in princípio, et nunc, et semper, * et in sǽcula sæculórum. Amen.

Ant. Beátus vir, * qui in lege Dómini meditatur: volúntas ejus pérmanet die ac nocte, et ómnia quæcúmque fáciet, semper prosperabúntur.
Psalms with lections {Antiphons and psalms from the Common or Feast}
Nocturn I.
Ant. Blessed is the man * that doth meditate in the law of the Lord his delight is therein day and night, and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.
Psalm 1 [1]
1:1 Blessed is the man who hath not walked in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stood in the way of sinners, * nor sat in the chair of pestilence.
1:2 But his will is in the law of the Lord, * and on his law he shall meditate day and night.
1:3 And he shall be like a tree which is planted near the running waters, * which shall bring forth its fruit, in due season.
1:4 And his leaf shall not fall off: * and all whatsoever he shall do shall prosper.
1:5 Not so the wicked, not so: * but like the dust, which the wind driveth from the face of the earth.
1:6 Therefore the wicked shall not rise again in judgment: * nor sinners in the council of the just.
1:7 For the Lord knoweth the way of the just: * and the way of the wicked shall perish.
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Ghost.
R. As it was in the beginning, is now, * and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Ant. Blessed is the man * that doth meditate in the law of the Lord his delight is therein day and night, and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.
Ant. Beátus iste Sanctus, * qui confisus est in Dómino, prædicávit præcéptum Dómini, constitútus est in monte sancto ejus.
Psalmus 2 [2]
2:1 Quare fremuérunt Gentes: * et pópuli meditáti sunt inánia?
2:2 Astitérunt reges terræ, et príncipes convenérunt in unum * advérsus Dóminum, et advérsus Christum ejus.
2:3 Dirumpámus víncula eórum: * et projiciámus a nobis jugum ipsórum.
2:4 Qui hábitat in cælis, irridébit eos: * et Dóminus subsannábit eos.
2:5 Tunc loquétur ad eos in ira sua, * et in furóre suo conturbábit eos.
2:6 Ego autem constitútus sum Rex ab eo super Sion montem sanctum ejus, * prædicans præcéptum ejus.
2:7 Dóminus dixit ad me: * Fílius meus es tu, ego hódie génui te.
2:8 Póstula a me, et dabo tibi Gentes hereditátem tuam, * et possessiónem tuam términos terræ.
2:9 Reges eos in virga férrea, * et tamquam vas fíguli confrínges eos.
2:10 Et nunc, reges, intellégite: * erudímini, qui judicátis terram.
2:11 Servíte Dómino in timóre: * et exsultáte ei cum tremóre.
2:12 Apprehéndite disciplínam, nequándo irascátur Dóminus, * et pereátis de via justa.
2:13 Cum exárserit in brevi ira ejus: * beáti omnes qui confídunt in eo.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Sicut erat in princípio, et nunc, et semper, * et in sǽcula sæculórum. Amen.

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

Ant. Blessed and holy is he * that putteth his trust in the Lord, that declareth the decree of the Lord, and is set upon His holy hill.
Ant. Tu es glória mea, * tu es suscéptor meus, Dómine: tu exáltans caput meum, et exaudísti me de monte sancto tuo.
Psalmus 3 [3]
3:1 Dómine, quid multiplicáti sunt qui tríbulant me? * multi insúrgunt advérsum me.
3:2 Multi dicunt ánimæ meæ: * Non est salus ipsi in Deo ejus.
3:3 Tu autem, Dómine, suscéptor meus es, * glória mea, et exáltans caput meum.
3:4 Voce mea ad Dóminum clamávi: * et exaudívit me de monte sancto suo.
3:5 Ego dormívi, et soporátus sum: * et exsurréxi, quia Dóminus suscépit me.
3:6 Non timébo míllia pópuli circumdántis me: * exsúrge, Dómine, salvum me fac, Deus meus.
3:7 Quóniam tu percussísti omnes adversántes mihi sine causa: * dentes peccatórum contrivísti.
3:8 Dómini est salus: * et super pópulum tuum benedíctio tua.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Sicut erat in princípio, et nunc, et semper, * et in sǽcula sæculórum. Amen.

Ant. Tu es glória mea, * tu es suscéptor meus, Dómine: tu exáltans caput meum, et exaudísti me de monte sancto tuo.
Ant. Thou, O Lord, art my glory, * Thou art a shield for me Thou art the Lifter-up of mine head, and Thou hast heard me out of thy holy hill.
Psalm 3 [3]
3:1 Why, O Lord, are they multiplied that afflict me? * many are they who rise up against me.
3:2 Many say to my soul: * There is no salvation for him in his God.
3:3 But thou, O Lord art my protector, * my glory, and the lifter up of my head.
3:4 I have cried to the Lord with my voice: * and he hath heard me from his holy hill.
3:5 I have slept and taken my rest: * and I have risen up, because the Lord hath protected me.
3:6 I will not fear thousands of the people, surrounding me: * arise, O Lord; save me, O my God.
3:7 For thou hast struck all them who are my adversaries without cause: * thou hast broken the teeth of sinners.
3:8 Salvation is of the Lord: * and thy blessing is upon thy people.
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Ghost.
R. As it was in the beginning, is now, * and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Ant. Thou, O Lord, art my glory, * Thou art a shield for me Thou art the Lifter-up of mine head, and Thou hast heard me out of thy holy hill.
V. Amávit eum Dóminus, et ornávit eum.
R. Stolam glóriæ índuit eum.
V. The Lord loved him and beautified him.
R. He clothed him with a robe of glory.
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 libro Ecclesiastici
Sir 44:1-5
1 Laudemus viros gloriosos, et parentes nostros in generatione sua.
2 Multam gloriam fecit Dominus: magnificentia sua a saeculo.
3 Dominantes in potestatibus suis, homines magni virtute et prudentia sua praediti, nuntiantes in prophetis dignitatem prophetarum:
4 Et imperantes in praesenti populo, et virtute prudentiae populis sanctissima verba.
5 In peritia sua requirentes modos musicos, et narrantes carmina scripturarum:
V. Tu autem, Dómine, miserére nobis.
R. Deo grátias.

R. Euge, serve bone et fidélis, quia in pauca fuísti fidélis, supra multa te constituam:
* Intra in gáudium Dómini tui.
V. Dómine, quinque talenta tradidisti mihi, ecce ália quinque superlucratus sum.
R. Intra in gáudium Dómini tui.

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

Reading 1
Lesson from the book of Ecclesiasticus
Sir 44:1-5
1 Let us now praise men of renown, and our fathers in their generation.
2 The Lord hath wrought great glory through his magnificence from the beginning.
3 Such as have borne rule in their dominions, men of great power, and endued with their wisdom, shewing forth in the prophets the dignity of prophets,
4 And ruling over the present people, and by the strength of wisdom instructing the people in most holy words.
5 Such as by their skill sought out musical tunes, and published canticles of the scriptures.
V. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us.
R. Thanks be to God.

R. Well done, thou good and faithful servant, thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things
* Enter thou into the joy of thy Lord.
V. Lord, Thou deliveredst unto me five talents; behold, I have gained beside them five talents more.
R. Enter thou into the joy of thy Lord.
V. Jube, domne, benedícere.
Benedictio. Unigénitus Dei Fílius nos benedícere et adjuváre dignétur. Amen.

Lectio 2
Sir 44:6-9
6 Homines divites in virtute, pulchritudinis studium habentes, pacificantes in domibus suis.
7 Omnes isti in generationibus gentis suae gloriam adepti sunt, et in diebus suis habentur in laudibus.
8 Qui de illis nati sunt reliquerunt nomen narrandi laudes eorum.
9 Et sunt quorum non est memoria: perierunt quasi qui non fuerint: et nati sunt quasi non nati, et filii ipsorum cum ipsis.
V. Tu autem, Dómine, miserére nobis.
R. Deo grátias.

R. Justus germinabit sicut lílium:
* Et florébit in ætérnum ante Dóminum.
V. Plantatus in domo Dómini, in átriis domus Dei nostri.
R. Et florébit in ætérnum ante Dóminum.
V. Grant, Lord, a blessing.
Benediction. May the Son, the Sole-begotten, mercifully bless and keep us. Amen.

Reading 2
Sir 44:6-9
6 Rich men in virtue, studying beautifulness: living at peace in their houses.
7 All these have gained glory in their generations, and were praised in their days.
8 They that were born of them have left a name behind them, that their praises might be related:
9 And there are some, of whom there is no memorial: who are perished, as if they had never been: and are become as if they had never been born, and their children with them.
V. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us.
R. Thanks be to God.

R. The righteous shall grow as the lily
* Yea, he shall flourish in the presence of the Lord for ever.
V. Those that be planted in the house of the Lord, shall flourish in the courts of the house of our God.
R. Yea, he shall flourish in the presence of the Lord for ever.
V. Jube, domne, benedícere.
Benedictio. Spíritus Sancti grátia illúminet sensus et corda nostra. Amen.

Lectio 3
Sir 44:10-15
10 Sed illi viri misericordiae sunt, quorum pietates non defuerunt.
11 Cum semine eorum permanent bona:
12 Hereditas sancta nepotes eorum, et in testamentis stetit semen eorum:
13 Et filii eorum propter illos usque in aeternum manent: semen eorum et gloria eorum non derelinquetur.
14 Corpora ipsorum in pace sepulta sunt, et nomen eorum vivit in generationem et generationem.
15 Sapientiam ipsorum narrent populi, et laudem eorum nuntiet Ecclesia.
V. Tu autem, Dómine, miserére nobis.
R. Deo grátias.

R. Iste cognóvit justítiam, et vidit mirabília magna, et exoravit Altíssimum:
* Et invéntus est in número Sanctórum.
V. Iste est qui contempsit vitam mundi, et pervénit ad cæléstia regna.
R. Et invéntus est in número Sanctórum.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Et invéntus est in número Sanctórum.
V. Grant, Lord, a blessing.
Benediction. May the grace of the Holy Spirit enlighten all our hearts and minds. Amen.

Reading 3
Sir 44:10-15
10 But these were men of mercy, whose godly deeds have not failed:
11 Good things continue with their seed,
12 Their posterity are a holy inheritance, and their seed hath stood in the covenants.
13 And their children for their sakes remain for ever: their seed and their glory shall not be forsaken.
14 Their bodies are buried in peace, and their name liveth unto generation and generation.
15 Let the people shew forth their wisdom, and the church declare their praise.
V. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us.
R. Thanks be to God.

R. This is he which knew righteousness, and saw great wonders, and made his prayer unto the Most High
* And he is numbered among the Saints.
V. This is he which loved not his life in this world, and is come unto an everlasting kingdom.
R. And he is numbered among the Saints.
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Ghost.
R. And he is numbered among the Saints.
Nocturn II.
Ant. Invocantem * exaudívit Dóminus Sanctum suum, Dóminus exaudívit eum, et constítuit eum in pace.
Psalmus 4 [4]
4:1 Cum invocárem exaudívit me Deus justítiæ meæ: * in tribulatióne dilatásti mihi.
4:2 Miserére mei, * et exáudi oratiónem meam.
4:3 Fílii hóminum, úsquequo gravi corde? * ut quid dilígitis vanitátem, et quæritis mendácium?
4:4 Et scitóte quóniam mirificávit Dóminus sanctum suum: * Dóminus exáudiet me cum clamávero ad eum.
4:5 Irascímini, et nolíte peccáre: * quæ dícitis in córdibus vestris, in cubílibus vestris compungímini.
4:6 Sacrificáte sacrifícium justítiæ, et speráte in Dómino. * Multi dicunt: Quis osténdit nobis bona?
4:7 Signátum est super nos lumen vultus tui, Dómine: * dedísti lætítiam in corde meo.
4:8 A fructu fruménti, vini, et ólei sui * multiplicáti sunt.
4:9 In pace in idípsum * dórmiam, et requiéscam;
4:10 Quóniam tu, Dómine, singuláriter in spe * constituísti me.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Sicut erat in princípio, et nunc, et semper, * et in sǽcula sæculórum. Amen.

Ant. Invocantem * exaudívit Dóminus Sanctum suum, Dóminus exaudívit eum, et constítuit eum in pace.
Nocturn II.
Ant. When His holy one called, * the Lord heard him; yea, the Lord heard him, and gave him peace.
Psalm 4 [4]
4:1 When I called upon him, the God of my justice heard me: * when I was in distress, thou hast enlarged me.
4:2 Have mercy on me: * and hear my prayer.
4:3 O ye sons of men, how long will you be dull of heart? * Why do you love vanity, and seek after lying?
4:4 Know ye also that the Lord hath made his holy one wonderful: * the Lord will hear me when I shall cry unto him.
4:5 Be ye angry, and sin not: * the things you say in your hearts, be sorry for them upon your beds.
4:6 Offer up the sacrifice of justice, and trust in the Lord: * many say, Who sheweth us good things?
4:7 The light of thy countenance, O Lord, is signed upon us: * thou hast given gladness in my heart.
4:8 By the fruit of their corn, their wine, and oil, * they are multiplied.
4:9 In peace in the selfsame * I will sleep, and I will rest:
4:10 For thou, O Lord, singularly * hast settled me in hope.
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. When His holy one called, * the Lord heard him; yea, the Lord heard him, and gave him peace.
Ant. Læténtur omnes, * qui sperant in te, Dómine: quóniam tu benedixísti justo, scuto bonæ voluntátis tuæ coronásti eum.
Psalmus 5 [5]
5:1 Verba mea áuribus pércipe, Dómine, * intéllege clamórem meum.
5:2 Inténde voci oratiónis meæ, * Rex meus et Deus meus.
5:3 Quóniam ad te orábo: * Dómine, mane exáudies vocem meam.
5:4 Mane astábo tibi et vidébo: * quóniam non Deus volens iniquitátem tu es.
5:5 Neque habitábit juxta te malígnus: * neque permanébunt injústi ante óculos tuos.
5:6 Odísti omnes, qui operántur iniquitátem: * perdes omnes, qui loquúntur mendácium.
5:7 Virum sánguinum et dolósum abominábitur Dóminus: * ego autem in multitúdine misericórdiæ tuæ.
5:8 Introíbo in domum tuam: * adorábo ad templum sanctum tuum in timóre tuo.
5:9 Dómine, deduc me in justítia tua: * propter inimícos meos dírige in conspéctu tuo viam meam.
5:10 Quóniam non est in ore eórum véritas: * cor eórum vanum est.
5:11 Sepúlcrum patens est guttur eórum, linguis suis dolóse agébant, * júdica illos, Deus.
5:12 Décidant a cogitatiónibus suis, secúndum multitúdinem impietátum eórum expélle eos, * quóniam irritavérunt te, Dómine.
5:13 Et læténtur omnes, qui sperant in te, * in ætérnum exsultábunt: et habitábis in eis.
5:14 Et gloriabúntur in te omnes, qui díligunt nomen tuum, * quóniam tu benedíces justo.
5:15 Dómine, ut scuto bonæ voluntátis tuæ * coronásti nos.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Sicut erat in princípio, et nunc, et semper, * et in sǽcula sæculórum. Amen.

Ant. Læténtur omnes, * qui sperant in te, Dómine: quóniam tu benedixísti justo, scuto bonæ voluntátis tuæ coronásti eum.
Ant. Let all those that put their trust in thee rejoice, Lord, for Thou hast blessed the righteous; * thou hast compassed him with thy favour as with a shield.
Psalm 5 [5]
5:1 Give ear, O Lord, to my words * understand my cry.
5:2 Hearken to the voice of my prayer, * O my King and my God.
5:3 For to thee will I pray: * O Lord, in the morning thou shalt hear my voice.
5:4 In the morning I will stand before thee, and will see: * because thou art not a God that willest iniquity.
5:5 Neither shall the wicked dwell near thee: * nor shall the unjust abide before thy eyes.
5:6 Thou hatest all the workers of iniquity: * thou wilt destroy all that speak a lie.
5:7 The bloody and the deceitful man the Lord will abhor. * But as for me in the multitude of thy mercy,
5:8 I will come into thy house; * I will worship towards thy holy temple, in thy fear.
5:9 Conduct me, O Lord, in thy justice: * because of my enemies, direct my way in thy sight.
5:10 For there is no truth in their mouth: * their heart is vain.
5:11 Their throat is an open sepulchre: they dealt deceitfully with their tongues: * judge them, O God.
5:12 Let them fall from their devices: according to the multitude of their wickednesses cast them out: * for they have provoked thee, O Lord.
5:13 But let all them be glad that hope in thee: * they shall rejoice for ever, and thou shalt dwell in them.
5:14 And all they that love thy name shall glory in thee: * For thou wilt bless the just.
5:15 O Lord, thou hast crowned us, * as with a shield of thy good will.
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Ghost.
R. As it was in the beginning, is now, * and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Ant. Let all those that put their trust in thee rejoice, Lord, for Thou hast blessed the righteous; * thou hast compassed him with thy favour as with a shield.
Ant. Dómine, Dóminus noster, * quam admirábile est nomen tuum in univérsa terra! quia glória et honóre coronásti Sanctum tuum, et constituísti eum super ópera mánuum tuárum.
Psalmus 8 [6]
8:1 Dómine, Dóminus noster, * quam admirábile est nomen tuum in univérsa terra!
8:2 Quóniam eleváta est magnificéntia tua, * super cælos.
8:3 Ex ore infántium et lacténtium perfecísti laudem propter inimícos tuos, * ut déstruas inimícum et ultórem.
8:4 Quóniam vidébo cælos tuos, ópera digitórum tuórum: * lunam et stellas, quæ tu fundásti.
8:5 Quid est homo quod memor es ejus? * aut fílius hóminis, quóniam vísitas eum?
8:6 Minuísti eum paulo minus ab Ángelis, glória et honóre coronásti eum: * et constituísti eum super ópera mánuum tuárum.
8:7 Omnia subjecísti sub pédibus ejus, * oves et boves univérsas: ínsuper et pécora campi.
8:8 Vólucres cæli, et pisces maris, * qui perámbulant sémitas maris.
8:9 Dómine, Dóminus noster, * quam admirábile est nomen tuum in univérsa terra!
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Sicut erat in princípio, et nunc, et semper, * et in sǽcula sæculórum. Amen.

Ant. Dómine, Dóminus noster, * quam admirábile est nomen tuum in univérsa terra! quia glória et honóre coronásti Sanctum tuum, et constituísti eum super ópera mánuum tuárum.
Ant. O Lord our Lord, * how admirable is thy name in the whole earth! For thou hast crowned thy Holy One with glory and honour, and hast set him over the works of thy hands.
Psalm 8 [6]
8:1 O Lord our Lord, * how admirable is thy name in the whole earth!
8:2 For thy magnificence is elevated * above the heavens.
8:3 Out of the mouth of infants and of sucklings thou hast perfected praise, because of thy enemies, * that thou mayst destroy the enemy and the avenger.
8:4 For I will behold thy heavens, the works of thy fingers: * the moon and the stars which thou hast founded.
8:5 What is man that thou art mindful of him? * or the son of man that thou visitest him?
8:6 Thou hast made him a little less than the angels, thou hast crowned him with glory and honour: * and hast set him over the works of thy hands.
8:7 Thou hast subjected all things under his feet, * all sheep and oxen: moreover the beasts also of the fields.
8:8 The birds of the air, and the fishes of the sea, * that pass through the paths of the sea.
8:9 O Lord our Lord, * how admirable is thy name in all the earth!
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Ghost.
R. As it was in the beginning, is now, * and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Ant. O Lord our Lord, * how admirable is thy name in the whole earth! For thou hast crowned thy Holy One with glory and honour, and hast set him over the works of thy hands.
V. Os justi meditábitur sapiéntiam.
R. Et lingua ejus loquétur judícium.
V. The mouth of the righteous speaketh wisdom.
R. And his tongue talketh judgment.
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
Benedictus, Nursiæ nobili genere ortus, Romæ liberalibus disciplinis eruditus, ut totum se Jesu Christo daret, ad eum locum, qui Sublacus dicitur, in altissimam speluncam penetravit; in qua sic per triennium delituit, ut unus id sciret Romanus monachus, quo ad vitæ necessitatem ministro utebatur. Dum igitur ei quodam die ardentes ad libidinem faces a diabolo subjicerentur, se in vepribus tamdiu volutavit, dum lacerato corpore, voluptatis sensus dolore opprimeretur. Sed jam erumpente ex illis latebris fama ejus sanctitatis, quidam monachi se illi instituendos tradiderunt: quorum vivendi licentia cum ejus objurgationes ferre non posset, venenum in potione ei dare constituunt. Verum poculum ei præbentibus, crucis signo vas confregit, ac relicto monasterio in solitudinem se recepit
V. Tu autem, Dómine, miserére nobis.
R. Deo grátias.

R. Honestum fecit illum Dóminus, et custodívit eum ab inimícis, et a seductoribus tutavit illum:
* Et dedit illi claritátem ætérnam.
V. Justum dedúxit Dóminus per vias rectas, et osténdit illi regnum Dei
R. Et dedit illi claritátem ætérnam.

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

Reading 4
Benedict was born of a noble family at Norcia, about the year of our Lord 480, and studied letters at Rome. Desiring to give himself altogether to Christ Jesus, he betook himself to a very deep cave at the place now called Subiaco. In this place he lay hid for three years, unknown to all except the monk Romanus, by means of whom he received the necessaries of life. While he was in the cave at Subiaco, the devil one day assailed him with an extraordinary storm of impure temptation, and to get it under, he rolled himself in brambles till his whole body was lacerated, and the sting of pain drove out the sallies of lust. At last the fame of his holiness spread itself abroad from the desert, and some monks came to him for guidance, but the looseness of their lives was such that they could not bear his exhortations, and they plotted together to poison him in his drink. When they gave him the cup, he made the sign of the Cross over it, whereupon it immediately broke, and Benedict left that monastery, and retired to a desert place alone.
V. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us.
R. Thanks be to God.

R. The Lord made him honourable, and defended him from his enemies, and kept him safe from those that lay in wait for him
* And gave him perpetual glory.
V. He went down with him into the pit, and left him not in bonds.
R. And gave him perpetual glory.
V. Jube, domne, benedícere.
Benedictio. Christus perpétuæ det nobis gáudia vitæ. Amen.

Lectio 5
Sed cum multi ad eum quotidie discipuli convenirent, duodecim monasteria ædificavit, eaque sanctissimis legibus communivit. Postea Cassinum migravit, ubi simulacrum Apollinis, qui adhuc ibi colebatur, comminuit, aram evertit, et lucos succendit: ibique sancti Martini sacellum et sancti Joannis ædiculam exstruxit: oppidanos autem et incolas christianis præceptis imbuit. Quare augebatur in dies magis divina gratia Benedictus, ut etiam prophetico spiritu ventura prædiceret. Quod ubi accepit Totila Gothorum rex, exploraturus an res ita esset, spatharium suum regio ornatu et comitatu præmittit qui se regem simularet. Quem ut ille vidit: Depone, inquit, fili, depone quod geris: nam tuum non est. Totilæ vero prædixit adventum ejus in Urbem, maris transmissionem, et post novem annos mortem.
V. Tu autem, Dómine, miserére nobis.
R. Deo grátias.

R. Amávit eum Dóminus, et ornávit eum: stolam glóriæ índuit eum,
* Et ad portas paradísi coronávit eum.
V. Índuit eum Dóminus loricam fídei, et ornávit eum.
R. Et ad portas paradísi coronávit eum.
V. Grant, Lord, a blessing.
Benediction. May Christ to all His people give, for ever in His sight to live. Amen.

Reading 5
Neverthless his disciples followed him daily, and for them he built twelve monasteries, and set holy laws to govern them. Afterwards he went to Cassino, and brake the image of Apollo which was still worshipped there, overturned the altar, and burnt the groves. There, in the year 529, he built the Church of St Martin and the little chapel of St John; and instilled Christianity into the townspeople and inhabitants. He grew in the grace of God day by day, so that being endowed with the spirit of prophecy he foretold things to come. When Totila, King of the Goths, heard of it, and would see whether it really were so, he sent his Spatharius before him, with the kingly ensigns and attendance, and feigning himself to be Totila. But as soon as Benedict saw him he said: My son, put off that which thou wearest, for it is not thine. To Totila himself he foretold that he would go to Rome, would cross the sea, and would die after nine years.
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. Ignem sui amóris accéndat Deus in córdibus nostris. Amen.

Lectio 6
Qui aliquot mensibus antequam e vita migraret, præmonuit discipulos quo die esset moriturus: ac sepulchrum, in quo suum corpus condi vellet, sex diebus antequam eo inferretur, aperiri jussit: sextoque die deferri voluit in ecclesiam: ubi, sumpta Eucharistia, sublatis in cælum oculis orans, inter manus discipulorum efflavit animam: quam duo monachi euntem in cælum viderunt, pallio ornatam pretiosissimo, circum eam fulgentibus lampadibus, et clarissima et gravissima specie virum stantem supra caput ipsius dicentem audierunt: Hæc est via, qua dilectus Domini Benedictus in cælum ascendit
V. Tu autem, Dómine, miserére nobis.
R. Deo grátias.

R. Iste homo perfécit ómnia quæ locútus est ei Deus, et dixit ad eum: Ingredere in réquiem meam:
* Quia te vidi justum coram me ex ómnibus géntibus.
V. Iste est qui contempsit vitam mundi, et pervénit ad cæléstia regna.
R. Quia te vidi justum coram me ex ómnibus géntibus.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Quia te vidi justum coram me ex ómnibus géntibus.
V. Grant, Lord, a blessing.
Benediction. May the Spirit's fire Divine in our hearts enkindled shine. Amen.

Reading 6
Some months before he departed this life, Benedict forewarned his disciples on what day he was to die; and he ordered his grave to be opened six days before he was carried to it. On the sixth day, being the 21st of March, in the year 543, he would be carried into the Church, where he received the Eucharist, and then, in the arms of his disciples, with his eyes lifted up to heaven, and wrapt in prayer, he gave up the ghost. Two monks saw his soul rising to heaven, clothed in a most precious garment, and surrounded with lights, and One of a most glorious and awful aspect standing above, Whom they heard saying This is the way whereby Benedict, the beloved of the Lord, goeth up to heaven.
V. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us.
R. Thanks be to God.

R. This is he which did according unto all that God commanded him; and God said unto him Enter thou into My rest
* For thee have I seen righteous before Me among all people.
V. This is he which loved not his life in this world, and is come unto an everlasting kingdom.
R. For thee have I seen righteous before Me among all people.
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Ghost.
R. For thee have I seen righteous before Me among all people.
Nocturn III.
Ant. Dómine, * iste Sanctus habitábit in tabernáculo tuo, operátus est justítiam, requiéscet in monte sancto tuo.
Psalmus 14 [7]
14:1 Dómine, quis habitábit in tabernáculo tuo? * aut quis requiéscet in monte sancto tuo?
14:2 Qui ingréditur sine mácula, * et operátur justítiam:
14:3 Qui lóquitur veritátem in corde suo, * qui non egit dolum in lingua sua:
14:4 Nec fecit próximo suo malum, * et oppróbrium non accépit advérsus próximos suos.
14:5 Ad níhilum dedúctus est in conspéctu ejus malígnus: * timéntes autem Dóminum gloríficat:
14:6 Qui jurat próximo suo, et non décipit, * qui pecúniam suam non dedit ad usúram, et múnera super innocéntem non accépit.
14:7 Qui facit hæc: * non movébitur in ætérnum.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Sicut erat in princípio, et nunc, et semper, * et in sǽcula sæculórum. Amen.

Ant. Dómine, * iste Sanctus habitábit in tabernáculo tuo, operátus est justítiam, requiéscet in monte sancto tuo.
Nocturn III.
Ant. Lord, this thy Saint * shall dwell in thy tabernacle, and this that hath worked righteousness shall abide upon thy holy hill.
Psalm 14 [7]
14:1 Lord, who shall dwell in thy tabernacle? * or who shall rest in thy holy hill?
14:2 He that walketh without blemish, * and worketh justice:
14:3 He that speaketh truth in his heart, * who hath not used deceit in his tongue:
14:4 Nor hath done evil to his neighbour: * nor taken up a reproach against his neighbours.
14:5 In his sight the malignant is brought to nothing: * but he glorifieth them that fear the Lord:
14:6 He that sweareth to his neighbour, and deceiveth not; * He that hath not put out his money to usury, nor taken bribes against the innocent:
14:7 He that doth these things, * shall not be moved for 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. Lord, this thy Saint * shall dwell in thy tabernacle, and this that hath worked righteousness shall abide upon thy holy hill.
Ant. Vitam pétiit * a te, et tribuísti ei, Dómine: glóriam et magnum decórem imposuísti super eum: posuísti in cápite ejus corónam de lápide pretióso.
Psalmus 20 [8]
20:1 Dómine, in virtúte tua lætábitur rex: * et super salutáre tuum exsultábit veheménter.
20:2 Desidérium cordis ejus tribuísti ei: * et voluntáte labiórum ejus non fraudásti eum.
20:3 Quóniam prævenísti eum in benedictiónibus dulcédinis: * posuísti in cápite ejus corónam de lápide pretióso.
20:4 Vitam pétiit a te: * et tribuísti ei longitúdinem diérum in sǽculum, et in sǽculum sǽculi.
20:5 Magna est glória ejus in salutári tuo: * glóriam et magnum decórem impónes super eum.
20:6 Quóniam dabis eum in benedictiónem in sǽculum sǽculi: * lætificábis eum in gáudio cum vultu tuo.
20:7 Quóniam rex sperat in Dómino: * et in misericórdia Altíssimi non commovébitur.
20:8 Inveniátur manus tua ómnibus inimícis tuis: * déxtera tua invéniat omnes, qui te odérunt.
20:9 Pones eos ut clíbanum ignis in témpore vultus tui: * Dóminus in ira sua conturbábit eos, et devorábit eos ignis.
20:10 Fructum eórum de terra perdes: * et semen eórum a fíliis hóminum.
20:11 Quóniam declinavérunt in te mala: * cogitavérunt consília, quæ non potuérunt stabilíre.
20:12 Quóniam pones eos dorsum: * in relíquiis tuis præparábis vultum eórum.
20:13 Exaltáre, Dómine, in virtúte tua: * cantábimus et psallémus virtútes tuas.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Sicut erat in princípio, et nunc, et semper, * et in sǽcula sæculórum. Amen.

Ant. Vitam pétiit * a te, et tribuísti ei, Dómine: glóriam et magnum decórem imposuísti super eum: posuísti in cápite ejus corónam de lápide pretióso.
Ant. He asked life of thee, * and thou, O Lord, gavest it honour and great majesty hast thou laid upon him thou hast set a crown of precious stones upon his head.
Psalm 20 [8]
20:1 The king rejoices in thy strength, O Lord; * and in thy salvation he shall rejoice exceedingly.
20:2 Thou hast given him his heart’s desire: * and hast not withholden from him the will of his lips.
20:3 For thou hast prevented him with blessings of sweetness: * thou hast set on his head a crown of precious stones.
20:4 He asked life of thee: * and thou hast given him length of days for ever and ever.
20:5 His glory is great in thy salvation: * glory and great beauty shalt thou lay upon him.
20:6 For thou shalt give him to be a blessing for ever and ever: * thou shalt make him joyful in gladness with thy countenance.
20:7 For the king hopeth in the Lord: * and through the mercy of the most High he shall not be moved.
20:8 Let thy hand be found by all thy enemies: * let thy right hand find out all them that hate thee.
20:9 Thou shalt make them as an oven of fire, * in the time of thy anger: the Lord shall trouble them in his wrath, and fire shall devour them.
20:10 Their fruit shalt thou destroy from the earth: * and their seed from among the children of men.
20:11 For they have intended evils against thee: * they have devised counsels which they have not been able to establish.
20:12 For thou shalt make them turn their back: * in thy remnants thou shalt prepare their face.
20:13 Be thou exalted, O Lord, in thy own strength: * we will sing and praise thy power.
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. He asked life of thee, * and thou, O Lord, gavest it honour and great majesty hast thou laid upon him thou hast set a crown of precious stones upon his head.
Ant. Hic accípiet * benedictiónem a Dómino, et misericórdiam a Deo salutári suo: quia hæc est generátio quæréntium Dóminum.
Psalmus 23 [9]
23:1 Dómini est terra, et plenitúdo ejus: * orbis terrárum, et univérsi qui hábitant in eo.
23:2 Quia ipse super mária fundávit eum: * et super flúmina præparávit eum.
23:3 Quis ascéndet in montem Dómini? * aut quis stabit in loco sancto ejus?
23:4 Ínnocens mánibus et mundo corde, * qui non accépit in vano ánimam suam, nec jurávit in dolo próximo suo.
23:5 Hic accípiet benedictiónem a Dómino: * et misericórdiam a Deo, salutári suo.
23:6 Hæc est generátio quæréntium eum, * quæréntium fáciem Dei Jacob.
23:7 Attóllite portas, príncipes, vestras, et elevámini, portæ æternáles: * et introíbit Rex glóriæ.
23:8 Quis est iste Rex glóriæ? * Dóminus fortis et potens: Dóminus potens in prælio.
23:9 Attóllite portas, príncipes, vestras, et elevámini, portæ æternáles: * et introíbit Rex glóriæ.
23:10 Quis est iste Rex glóriæ? * Dóminus virtútum ipse est Rex glóriæ.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Sicut erat in princípio, et nunc, et semper, * et in sǽcula sæculórum. Amen.

Ant. Hic accípiet * benedictiónem a Dómino, et misericórdiam a Deo salutári suo: quia hæc est generátio quæréntium Dóminum.
Ant. He shall receive * a blessing from the Lord, and mercy from the God of his salvation for this is the generation of them that seek the Lord.
Psalm 23 [9]
23:1 The earth is the Lord’s and the fulness thereof: * the world, and all they that dwell therein.
23:2 For he hath founded it upon the seas; * and hath prepared it upon the rivers.
23:3 Who shall ascend into the mountain of the Lord: * or who shall stand in his holy place?
23:4 The innocent in hands, and clean of heart, * who hath not taken his soul in vain, nor sworn deceitfully to his neighbour.
23:5 He shall receive a blessing from the Lord, * and mercy from God his Saviour.
23:6 This is the generation of them that seek him, * of them that seek the face of the God of Jacob.
23:7 Lift up your gates, O ye princes, and be ye lifted up, O eternal gates: * and the King of Glory shall enter in.
23:8 Who is this King of Glory? * the Lord who is strong and mighty: the Lord mighty in battle.
23:9 Lift up your gates, O ye princes, and be ye lifted up, O eternal gates: * and the King of Glory shall enter in.
23:10 Who is this King of Glory? * the Lord of hosts, he is the King of Glory.
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Ghost.
R. As it was in the beginning, is now, * and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Ant. He shall receive * a blessing from the Lord, and mercy from the God of his salvation for this is the generation of them that seek the Lord.
V. Lex Dei ejus in corde ipsíus.
R. Et non supplantabúntur gressus ejus.
V. The law of his God is in his heart.
R. None of his steps shall slide.
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 19:27-29
In illo témpore: Dixit Petrus ad Jesum: Ecce nos relíquimus ómnia, et secúti sumus te: quid ergo erit nobis? Et réliqua.

Homilía sancti Hierónymi Presbýteri.
Lib. 3. in Matth. cap. 19.
Grandis fidúcia! Petrus piscátor erat, dives non fúerat, cibos manu et arte quærébat: et tamen lóquitur confidénter: Relíquimus ómnia. Et quia non súfficit tantum relínquere, jungit quod perféctum est: Et secúti sumus te. Fécimus quod jussísti: quid ígitur nobis dabis prǽmii? Jesus autem dixit illis: Amen dico vobis, quod vos qui secúti estis me, in regeneratióne, cum séderit Fílius hóminis in sede majestátis suæ, sedébitis et vos super sedes duódecim, judicántes duódecim tribus Ísraël. Non dixit: Qui reliquístis ómnia; hoc enim et Crates fecit philósophus, et multi álii divítias contempsérunt: sed, Qui secúti estis me: quod próprie Apostolórum est, atque credéntium.
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 Matthew
Matt 19:27-29
At that time, Peter said unto Jesus: Behold, we have forsaken all, and followed thee what shall we have therefore? And so on.

Homily by St. Jerome, Priest at Bethlehem.
Bk. iii. on Matth xix.
Peter was a fisherman, he was not rich, he earned his bread by his hand and skill, and nevertheless he is thus bold, and saith confidently: We have forsaken all. And because it sufficeth not to forsake only, he addeth that which to do is to be perfect: and followed thee. We have done that which Thou hast commanded us, what reward therefore wilt Thou give us? And Jesus said unto them Amen I say unto you, that ye which have followed Me, in the regeneration, when the Son of Man shall sit in the throne of His glory, ye also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel. He said not, Ye which have forsaken all, for this did even Crates the philosopher, and they which have set nothing by riches are many, but, Ye which have followed Me. This did the Apostles, and this do believers do.
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. Jube, domne, benedícere.
Benedictio. Cujus festum cólimus, ipse intercédat pro nobis ad Dóminum. Amen.

Lectio 8
In regeneratióne, cum séderit Fílius hóminis in sede majestátis suæ (quando et mórtui de corruptióne resúrgent incorrúpti) sedébitis et vos in sóliis judicántium, condemnántes duódecim tribus Ísraël: quia vobis credéntibus, illi crédere noluérunt Et omnis qui relíquerit domum, vel fratres, aut soróres, aut patrem, aut matrem, aut uxórem, aut fílios, aut agros propter nomen meum, centúplum accípiet, et vitam ætérnam possidébit. Locus iste cum illa senténtia cóngruit, in qua Salvátor lóquitur: Non veni pacem míttere, sed gládium. Veni enim separáre hóminem a pátre suo, et matrem a fília, et nurum a socru: et inimíci hóminis doméstici ejus. Qui ergo propter fidem Christi, et prædicatiónem Evangélii, omnes afféctus contémpserint, atque divítias et sǽculi voluptátes: isti centúplum recípient, et vitam ætérnam possidébunt.
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 justítiam.
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
In the regeneration, when the Son of Man shall sit in the throne of His glory, and when the dead shall rise again from corruption incorruptible, i Cor. xv. 53, ye also shall sit upon twelve thrones of judgment, condemning the twelve tribes of Israel, because, when ye believed in Me, they would not. John iii. 18. And every one that hath forsaken houses, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for My Name's sake, shall receive an hundredfold, and shall inherit everlasting life. This place agreeth well with that other where the Saviour saith I came not to send peace, but a sword. For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law; and a man's foes shall be they of his own household. Matth. x. 34. Every one, therefore, that hath set no store by affection, and riches, and the pleasures of the world, for Christ's faith's sake, and the preaching of the Gospel, shall receive an hundred-fold, and shall inherit everlasting life.
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. Jube, domne, benedícere.
Benedictio. Per evangélica dicta, deleántur nostra delícta. Amen.

Lectio 9
Commemoratio Feriae
Lectio sancti Evangelii secundum Matthǽum
Matt 18:15-22
In illo tempore: Dixit Jesus discipulis suis: Si peccaverit in te frater tuus, vade, et corripe eum inter te et ipsum solum. Et reliqua.

Homilia sancti Augustini Episcopi
Sermo 16 de Verbis Domini, tomus 10, post initium
Quare illum corripis? Quia tu doles, quod peccaverit in te? Absit. Si amore tui id facis, nihil facis: si amore illius facis, optime facis. Denique in ipsis verbis attende, cujus amore id facere debeas, utrum tui, an illius. Si te audierit, inquit, lucratus es fratrem tuum. Ergo propter illum fac, ut lucreris illum. Sic faciendo lucraris: nisi fecisses, perierat. Quid est ergo, quod plerique homines ista peccata contemnunt, et dicunt: Quid magnum feci? in hominem peccavi. Noli contemnere: in hominem peccasti.
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 munerári.
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 the Gospel's glorious word Cleansing to our souls afford. Amen.

Reading 9
Commemoration of the day
Continuation of the Holy Gospel according to Matthew
Matt 18:15-22
At that time, Jesus saith to his disciples: But if thy brother shall offend against thee, go, and rebuke him between thee and him alone. And so on.

Homily by St. Augustine, Bishop of Hippo.
16th Sermon on the Words of the Lord, vol. x.
Why tell him his fault? Because he hath made thee smart by trespassing against thee? God forbid. If thou tell him his fault because thou lovest thyself, thou dost nothing. But if thou tell it him because thou lovest him, then dost thou do exceeding well. Hear now, in the words of the Gospel itself, for love of whom, thou oughtest to do it, of thyself, or of him. The Lord saith: If he shall hear thee, thou hast gained thy brother. Therefore it behoveth thee to do it for his sake, that thou mayest gain him; since, if thou so do, haply thou mayest gain him; whereas, if thou do it not, he may haply perish. Why then are there so many who reckon lightly of a trespass against their brother, and say I have done no great offence, for I have trespassed only against my fellow man? Deem it not light; thou hast trespassed, though it be against thy fellow man.
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
Intercéssio nos, quǽsumus, Dómine, beáti Benedícti Abbátis comméndet: ut, quod nostris méritis non valémus, ejus patrocínio assequámur.
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.
Let the intercession of the blessed Abbot Benedict, we beseech thee, O Lord, commend us unto thee, that what by our own merits we are unworthy to receive, we may obtain by his patronage.
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.
Pater noster, qui es in cælis, sanctificétur nomen tuum: advéniat regnum tuum: fiat volúntas tua, sicut in cælo et in terra. Panem nostrum quotidiánum da nobis hódie: et dimítte nobis débita nostra, sicut et nos dimíttimus debitóribus nostris: et ne nos indúcas in tentatiónem: sed líbera nos a malo. Amen.
Conclusion
V. O Lord, hear my prayer.
R. And let my cry come unto thee.
V. Let us bless the Lord.
R. Thanks be to God.
V. May the souls of the faithful, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.
R. Amen.
Our Father, who art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation: But deliver us from evil. Amen.

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