Officium Dedicationis Ecclesiae


Matutinum    4-21-2017

Incipit
V. Dómine, lábia mea apéries.
R. Et os meum annuntiábit laudem tuam.
V. Deus in adiutórium meum inténde.
R. Dómine, ad adiuvándum me festína.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Sicut erat in princípio, et nunc, et semper, * et in sǽcula sæculórum. Amen.
Allelúia.
Start
V. O Lord, open thou my lips.
R. And my mouth shall declare thy praise.
V. O God, come to my assistance;
R. O Lord, make haste to help me.
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Ghost.
R. As it was in the beginning, is now, * and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
Alleluia.
Invitatorium {Antiphona Votiva}
Ant. Domum Dei decet sanctitúdo: * Sponsum eius Christum adorémus in ea. Allelúia.
Ant. Domum Dei decet sanctitúdo: * Sponsum eius Christum adorémus in ea. Allelúia.
Veníte, exsultémus Dómino, iubilémus Deo, salutári nostro: præoccupémus fáciem eius in confessióne, et in psalmis iubilémus ei.
Ant. Domum Dei decet sanctitúdo: * Sponsum eius Christum adorémus in ea. Allelúia.
Quóniam Deus magnus Dóminus, et Rex magnus super omnes deos, quóniam non repéllet Dóminus plebem suam: quia in manu eius sunt omnes fines terræ, et altitúdines móntium ipse cónspicit.
Ant. Sponsum eius Christum adorémus in ea. Allelúia.
Quóniam ipsíus est mare, et ipse fecit illud, et áridam fundavérunt manus eius (genuflectitur) veníte, adorémus, et procidámus ante Deum: plorémus coram Dómino, qui fecit nos, quia ipse est Dóminus, Deus noster; nos autem pópulus eius, et oves páscuæ eius.
Ant. Domum Dei decet sanctitúdo: * Sponsum eius Christum adorémus in ea. Allelúia.
Hódie, si vocem eius audiéritis, nolíte obduráre corda vestra, sicut in exacerbatióne secúndum diem tentatiónis in desérto: ubi tentavérunt me patres vestri, probavérunt et vidérunt ópera mea.
Ant. Sponsum eius Christum adorémus in ea. Allelúia.
Quadragínta annis próximus fui generatióni huic, et dixi; Semper hi errant corde, ipsi vero non cognovérunt vias meas: quibus iurávi in ira mea; Si introíbunt in réquiem meam.
Ant. Domum Dei decet sanctitúdo: * Sponsum eius Christum adorémus in ea. Allelúia.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Sicut erat in princípio, et nunc, et semper, * et in sǽcula sæculórum. Amen.
Ant. Sponsum eius Christum adorémus in ea. Allelúia.
Ant. Domum Dei decet sanctitúdo: * Sponsum eius Christum adorémus in ea. Allelúia.
Invitatory {Antiphon Votive}
Ant. Holiness becometh the house of God. * In her let us worship her Bridegroom, even Christ. Alleluia.
Ant. Holiness becometh the house of God. * In her let us worship her Bridegroom, even Christ. Alleluia.
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. Holiness becometh the house of God. * In her let us worship her Bridegroom, even Christ. Alleluia.
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. In her let us worship her Bridegroom, even Christ. Alleluia.
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. Holiness becometh the house of God. * In her let us worship her Bridegroom, even Christ. Alleluia.
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. In her let us worship her Bridegroom, even Christ. Alleluia.
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. Holiness becometh the house of God. * In her let us worship her Bridegroom, even Christ. Alleluia.
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. In her let us worship her Bridegroom, even Christ. Alleluia.
Ant. Holiness becometh the house of God. * In her let us worship her Bridegroom, even Christ. Alleluia.
Hymnus {Votiva}
Cælestis urbs Ierusalem,
Beáta pacis visio,
Quæ celsa de vivéntibus
Saxis ad astra tolleris,
Sponsæque ritu cingeris
Mille Angelórum míllibus.

O sorte nupta prospera,
Dotáta Patris gloria,
Respersa Sponsi grátia,
Regína formosíssima,
Christo iugáta Principi,
Cæli corusca cívitas.

Hic margaritis emicant,
Patentque cunctis ostia;
Virtute namque prævia
Mortalis illuc ducitur,
Amore Christi percitus
Torménta quisquis sústinet.

Scalpri salubris ictibus
Et tunsióne plurima,
Fabri polita malleo
Hanc saxa molem construunt,
Aptisque iuncta néxibus
Locántur in fastigio.

Decus Parénti debitum
Sit usquequaque Altíssimo,
Natoque Patris unico,
Et inclyto Paraclito,
Cui laus, potéstas, glória
Æterna sit per sæcula.
Amen.
Hymn {Votive}
Thou heavenly, new Jerusalem,
Vision of peace in prophet's dream!
With living stones built up on high,
And rising to yon starry sky;
In bridal pomp thy form is crowned,
With thousand thousand angels round!

O bride, betrothed in happy hour,
The Father's glory is thy dower;
The bridegroom's grace is shed on thee
Thou queen all fair eternally;
To Christ allied, thy Prince adored,
Bright shining city of the Lord!

Behold with pearls they glittering stand
thy peaceful gates to all expand;
By grace and strength divinely shed
Each mortal thither may be led;
Who, kindled by Christ's love, will dare
All earthly sufferings now to bear.

By many a salutary stroke,
By many a weary blow that broke,
Or polished with a workman's skill,
The stones that form that glorious pile,
They all are fitly framed to lie
In their appointed place on high.

Fair and well pleasing in thy sight,
Parent most high, enthroned in light,
And for thine only Son most meet,
And thee, all-glorious Paraclete,
To whom praise, power, and glory rise
Forever through the eternal skies.
Amen.
Psalmi cum lectionibus {Antiphonæ et Psalmi Votiva}
Nocturn I.
Ant. Tóllite portas, * príncipes vestras, et elevámini, portæ æternáles.
Psalmus 23 [1]
23:1 Dómini est terra, et plenitúdo eius: * orbis terrárum, et univérsi qui hábitant in eo.
23:2 Quia ipse super mária fundávit eum: * et super flúmina præparávit eum.
23:3 Quis ascéndet in montem Dómini? * aut quis stabit in loco sancto eius?
23:4 Ínnocens mánibus et mundo corde, * qui non accépit in vano ánimam suam, nec iurávit in dolo próximo suo.
23:5 Hic accípiet benedictiónem a Dómino: * et misericórdiam a Deo, salutári suo.
23:6 Hæc est generátio quæréntium eum, * quæréntium fáciem Dei Iacob.
23:7 Attóllite portas, príncipes, vestras, et elevámini, portæ æternáles: * et introíbit Rex glóriæ.
23:8 Quis est iste Rex glóriæ? * Dóminus fortis et potens: Dóminus potens in 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. Tóllite portas, * príncipes vestras, et elevámini, portæ æternáles.
Psalms with lections {Antiphons and psalms Votive}
Nocturn I.
Ant. Lift up your gates, O ye princes, * and be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors.
Psalm 23 [1]
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. Lift up your gates, O ye princes, * and be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors.
Ant. Erit mihi Dóminus * in Deum, et lapis iste vocábitur domus Dei.
Psalmus 45 [2]
45:1 Deus noster refúgium, et virtus: * adiútor in tribulatiónibus, quæ invenérunt nos nimis.
45:2 Proptérea non timébimus dum turbábitur terra: * et transferéntur montes in cor maris.
45:3 Sonuérunt, et turbátæ sunt aquæ eórum: * conturbáti sunt montes in fortitúdine eius.
45:4 Flúminis ímpetus lætíficat civitátem Dei: * sanctificávit tabernáculum suum Altíssimus.
45:5 Deus in médio eius, non commovébitur: * adiuvábit eam Deus mane dilúculo.
45:6 Conturbátæ sunt Gentes, et inclináta sunt regna: * dedit vocem suam, mota est terra.
45:7 Dóminus virtútum nobíscum: * suscéptor noster Deus Iacob.
45:8 Veníte, et vidéte ópera Dómini, quæ pósuit prodígia super terram: * áuferens bella usque ad finem terræ.
45:9 Arcum cónteret, et confrínget arma: * et scuta combúret igni.
45:10 Vacáte, et vidéte quóniam ego sum Deus: * exaltábor in Géntibus, et exaltábor in terra.
45:11 Dóminus virtútum nobíscum: * suscéptor noster Deus Iacob.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Sicut erat in princípio, et nunc, et semper, * et in sǽcula sæculórum. Amen.

Ant. Erit mihi Dóminus * in Deum, et lapis iste vocábitur domus Dei.
Ant. The Lord shall be my God, * and this stone shall be called God's house.
Psalm 45 [2]
45:1 Our God is our refuge and strength: * a helper in troubles, which have found us exceedingly.
45:2 Therefore we will not fear, when the earth shall be troubled; * and the mountains shall be removed into the heart of the sea.
45:3 Their waters roared and were troubled: * the mountains were troubled with his strength.
45:4 The stream of the river maketh the city of God joyful: * the most High hath sanctified his own tabernacle.
45:5 God is in the midst thereof, it shall not be moved: * God will help it in the morning early.
45:6 Nations were troubled, and kingdoms were bowed down: * he uttered his voice, the earth trembled.
45:7 The Lord of armies is with us: * the God of Jacob is our protector.
45:8 Come and behold ye the works of the Lord: what wonders he hath done upon earth, * making wars to cease even to the end of the earth.
45:9 He shall destroy the bow, and break the weapons: * and the shield he shall burn in the fire.
45:10 Be still and see that I am God; * I will be exalted among the nations, and I will be exalted in the earth.
45:11 The Lord of armies is with us: * the God of Jacob is our protector.
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Ghost.
R. As it was in the beginning, is now, * and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Ant. The Lord shall be my God, * and this stone shall be called God's house.
Ant. Ædificávit * Móyses altáre Dómino Deo.
Psalmus 47 [3]
47:1 Magnus Dóminus, et laudábilis nimis * in civitáte Dei nostri, in monte sancto eius.
47:2 Fundátur exsultatióne univérsæ terræ mons Sion, * látera Aquilónis, cívitas Regis magni.
47:3 Deus in dómibus eius cognoscétur: * cum suscípiet eam.
47:4 Quóniam ecce reges terræ congregáti sunt: * convenérunt in unum.
47:5 Ipsi vidéntes sic admiráti sunt, conturbáti sunt, commóti sunt: * tremor apprehéndit eos.
47:6 Ibi dolóres ut parturiéntis: * in spíritu veheménti cónteres naves Tharsis.
47:7 Sicut audívimus, sic vídimus in civitáte Dómini virtútum, in civitáte Dei nostri: * Deus fundávit eam in ætérnum.
47:8 Suscépimus, Deus, misericórdiam tuam, * in médio templi tui.
47:9 Secúndum nomen tuum, Deus, sic et laus tua in fines terræ: * iustítia plena est déxtera tua.
47:10 Lætétur mons Sion, et exsúltent fíliæ Iudæ: * propter iudícia tua, Dómine.
47:11 Circúmdate Sion, et complectímini eam: * narráte in túrribus eius.
47:12 Pónite corda vestra in virtúte eius: * et distribúite domos eius, ut enarrétis in progénie áltera.
47:13 Quóniam hic est Deus, Deus noster in ætérnum et in sǽculum sǽculi: * ipse reget nos in sǽcula.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Sicut erat in princípio, et nunc, et semper, * et in sǽcula sæculórum. Amen.

Ant. Ædificávit * Móyses altáre Dómino Deo.
Ant. Moses built an altar * to the Lord God.
Psalm 47 [3]
47:1 Great is the Lord, and exceedingly to be praised * in the city of our God, in his holy mountain.
47:2 With the joy of the whole earth is mount Sion founded, * on the sides of the north, the city of the great king.
47:3 In her houses shall God be known, * when he shall protect her.
47:4 For behold the kings of the earth assembled themselves: * they gathered together.
47:5 So they saw, and they wondered, they were troubled, they were moved: * trembling took hold of them.
47:6 There were pains as of a woman in labour; * with a vehement wind thou shalt break in pieces the ships of Tharsis.
47:7 As we have heard, so have we seen, in the city of the Lord of hosts, in the city of our God: * God hath founded it for ever.
47:8 We have received thy mercy, O God, * in the midst of thy temple.
47:9 According to thy name, O God, so also is thy praise unto the ends of the earth: * thy right hand is full of justice.
47:10 Let mount Sion rejoice, and the daughters of Juda be glad; * because of thy judgments, O Lord.
47:11 Surround Sion, and encompass her: * tell ye in her towers.
47:12 Set your hearts on her strength; and distribute her houses, * that ye may relate it in another generation.
47:13 For this is God, our God unto eternity, and for ever and ever: * he shall rule us for evermore.
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. Moses built an altar * to the Lord God.
V. Domum tuam, Dómine, decet sanctitúdo.
R. In longitúdine diérum.
V. Holiness becometh thine house, O Lord,
R. For ever.
Pater noster, qui es in cælis, sanctificétur nomen tuum: advéniat regnum tuum: fiat volúntas tua, sicut in cælo et in terra. Panem nostrum quotidiánum da nobis hódie: et dimítte nobis débita nostra, sicut et nos dimíttimus debitóribus nostris:
V. Et ne nos indúcas in tentatiónem:
R. Sed líbera nos a malo.
Absolutio. Exáudi, Dómine Iesu Christe, preces servórum tuórum, et miserére nobis: Qui cum Patre et Spíritu Sancto vivis et regnas in sǽcula sæculórum. Amen.
Our Father, who art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us.
V. And lead us not into temptation:
R. But deliver us from evil.
Absolution. O Lord Jesus Christ, graciously hear the prayers of Thy servants, and have mercy upon us, Who livest and reignest with the Father, and the Holy Ghost, ever world without end. Amen.

V. Iube, Domine, benedicere.
Benedictio. Benedictióne perpétua benedícat nos Pater ætérnus. Amen.

Lectio 1
De libro secundo Paralipómenon.
2 Chr 7:1-5
1 Cum complesset Salomon fundens preces, ignis descéndit de cælo et devorávit holocáusta et victimas: et maiestas Dómini implévit domum.
2 Nec poterant sacerdótes íngredi templum Dómini, eo quod implesset maiestas Dómini, templum Dómini.
3 Sed et omnes fílii Israel vidébant descendéntem ignem, et glóriam Dómini super domum: et corruéntes proni in terram super paviméntum stratum lápide, adoravérunt et laudavérunt Dóminum: Quóniam bonus, quóniam in sæculum misericórdia eius.
4 Rex autem et omnis pópulus immolábant victimas coram Dómino.
5 Mactávit ígitur rex Salomon hóstias, boum viginti duo millia, aríetum centum viginti míllia: et dedicávit domum Dei rex et univérsus pópulus.
V. Tu autem, Dómine, miserére nobis.
R. Deo grátias.

R. In dedicatióne templi decantábat pópulus laudem:
* Et in ore eórum dulcis resonábat sonus.
V. Fundáta est domus Dómini supra vérticem móntium, et vénient ad eam omnes Gentes.
R. Et in ore eórum dulcis resonábat sonus.

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

Reading 1
Lesson from the book of Paralipomenon
2 Chr 7:1-5
1 And when Solomon had made an end of his prayer, fire came down from heaven, and consumed the holocausts and the victims: and the majesty of the Lord filled the house.
2 Neither could the priests enter into the temple of the Lord, because the majesty of the Lord had filled the temple of the Lord.
3 Moreover all the children of Israel saw the fire coming down, and the glory of the Lord upon the house: and falling down with their faces to the ground, upon the stone pavement, they adored and praised the Lord: because he is good, because his mercy endureth for ever.
4 And the king and all the people sacrificed victims before the Lord.
5 And king Solomon offered a sacrifice of twenty-two thousand oxen, and one hundred and twenty thousand rams: and the king and all the people dedicated the house of God.
V. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us.
R. Thanks be to God.

R. When the Temple was dedicated the people sang praise;
* And sweet in their mouths was the sound.
V. The Lord's house is established in the top of the mountains; and all nations shall flow unto it.
R. And sweet in their mouths was the sound.
V. Iube, Domine, benedicere.
Benedictio. Unigénitus Dei Fílius nos benedícere et adiuváre dignétur. Amen.

Lectio 2
2 Chr 7:6-9
6 Sacerdótes autem stábant in officiis suis, et Levitæ in organis carminum Dómini, quæ fecit David rex ad laudándum Dóminum: Quóniam in ætérnum misericórdia eius; hymnos David canéntes per manus suas: porro sacerdótes canébant tubis ante eos, cunctusque Israel stábat.
7 Sanctificávit quoque Salomon médium atrii ante templum Dómini: obtulerat enim ibi holocáusta, et ádipes pacificórum: quia altáre æneum, quod fécerat, non poterat sustinére holocáusta et sacrifícia et ádipes.
8 Fecit ergo Salomon solemnitátem in témpore illo septem diébus, et omnis Israel cum eo, ecclésia magna valde ab intróitu Emath usque ad Torréntem Ægypti.
9 Fecitque die octavo collectam, eo quod dedicasset altáre septem diébus, et solemnitátem celebrasset diébus septem.
V. Tu autem, Dómine, miserére nobis.
R. Deo grátias.

R. Fundáta est domus Dómini supra vérticem móntium, et exaltáta est super omnes colles:
* Et vénient ad eam omnes Gentes, et dicent: Glória tibi, Dómine.
V. Veniéntes autem vénient cum exsultatióne, portántes manípulos suos.
R. Et vénient ad eam omnes Gentes, et dicent: Glória tibi, Dómine.
V. Grant, Lord, a blessing.
Benediction. May the Son, the Sole-begotten, mercifully bless and keep us. Amen.

Reading 2
2 Chr 7:6-9
6 And the priests stood in their offices: and the Levites with the instruments of music of the Lord, which king David made to praise the Lord: because his mercy endureth for ever, singing the hymns of David by their ministry: and the priests sounded with trumpets before them, and all Israel stood.
7 Solomon also sanctified the middle of the court before the temple of the Lord: for he offered there the holocausts, and the fat of the peace offerings: because the brazen altar, which he had made, could not hold the holocausts and the sacrifices and the fat:
8 And Solomon kept the solemnity at that time seven days, and all Israel with him, a very great congregation, from the entrance of Emath to the torrent of Egypt.
9 And he made on the eighth day a solemn assembly, because he had kept the dedication of the altar seven days, and had celebrated the solemnity seven days.
V. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us.
R. Thanks be to God.

R. The Lord's house is established in the top of the mountains, and exalted above the hills;
* And all nations shall flow unto it, and shall say: Glory be to thee, O Lord!
V. They shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing their sheaves with them.
R. And all nations shall flow unto it, and shall say: Glory be to thee, O Lord!
V. Iube, Domine, benedicere.
Benedictio. Spíritus Sancti grátia illúminet sensus et corda nostra. Amen.

Lectio 3
2 Chr 7:11-16
11 Complevitque Salomon domum Dómini, et domum regis, et ómnia quæ disposúerat in corde suo, ut fáceret in domo Dómini et in domo sua, et prosperátus est.
12 Appáruit autem ei Dóminus nocte, et ait: Audívi oratiónem tuam, et elégi locum istum mihi in domum sacrifícii.
13 Si clausero cælum, et plúvia non fluxerit, et mandávero et præcépero locústæ, ut dévoret terram, et mísero pestiléntiam in pópulum meum:
14 Convérsus autem pópulus meus, super quos invocátum est nomen meum, deprecátus me fúerit, et exquisíerit fáciem meam, et égerit pœniténtiam a viis suis pessimis: et ego exáudiam de cælo, et propítius ero peccátis eórum, et sanábo terram eórum.
15 Oculi quoque mei erunt aperti, et aures meæ erectæ ad oratiónem eius qui in loco isto oraverit.
16 Elégi enim et sanctificávi locum istum, ut sit nomen meum ibi in sempitérnum, et permaneant óculi mei et cor meum ibi cunctis diébus.
V. Tu autem, Dómine, miserére nobis.
R. Deo grátias.

R. Bénedic, Dómine, domum istam, quam ædificávi nómini tuo: veniéntium in loco isto
* Exáudi preces in excélso sólio glóriæ tuæ.
V. Dómine, si convérsus fúerit pópulus tuus, et oraverit ad sanctuárium tuum.
R. Exáudi preces in excélso sólio glóriæ tuæ.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Exáudi preces in excélso sólio glóriæ tuæ.
V. Grant, Lord, a blessing.
Benediction. May the grace of the Holy Spirit enlighten all our hearts and minds. Amen.

Reading 3
2 Chr 7:11-16
11 And Solomon finished the house of the Lord, and the king's house, and all that he had designed in his heart to do, in the house of the Lord, and in his own house, and he prospered.
12 And the Lord appeared to him by night, and said: I have heard thy prayer, and I have chosen this place to myself for a house of sacrifice.
13 If I shut up heaven, and there fall no rain, or if I give orders, and command the locust to devour the land, or if I send pestilence among my people:
14 And my people, upon whom my name is called, being converted, shall make supplication to me, and seek out my face, and do penance for their most wicked ways: then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sins and will heal their land.
15 My eyes also shall be open, and my ears attentive to the prayer of him that shall pray in this place.
16 For I have chosen, and have sanctified this place, that my name may be there for ever, and my eyes and my heart may remain there perpetually.
V. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us.
R. Thanks be to God.

R. O Lord, bless this house which I have built unto thy name. whosoever shall come unto this place and pray, then
* Hear thou from the excellent throne of thy glory.
V. O Lord, if thy people turn and pray toward thy sanctuary.
R. Hear thou from the excellent throne of thy glory.
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Ghost.
R. Hear Thou from the excellent throne of thy glory.
Nocturn II.
Ant. Non est hic aliud, * nisi domus Dei, et porta cæli.
Psalmus 83 [4]
83:1 Quam dilécta tabernácula tua, Dómine virtútum: * concupíscit, et déficit ánima mea in átria Dómini.
83:2 Cor meum, et caro mea * exsultavérunt in Deum vivum.
83:3 Étenim passer invénit sibi domum: * et turtur nidum sibi, ubi ponat pullos suos.
83:4 Altária tua, Dómine virtútum: * Rex meus, et Deus meus.
83:5 Beáti, qui hábitant in domo tua, Dómine: * in sǽcula sæculórum laudábunt te.
83:6 Beátus vir, cuius est auxílium abs te: * ascensiónes in corde suo dispósuit, in valle lacrimárum in loco, quem pósuit.
83:7 Étenim benedictiónem dabit legislátor, ibunt de virtúte in virtútem: * vidébitur Deus deórum in Sion.
83:9 Dómine, Deus virtútum, exáudi oratiónem meam: * áuribus pércipe, Deus Iacob.
83:10 Protéctor noster, áspice, Deus: * et réspice in fáciem Christi tui:
83:11 Quia mélior est dies una in átriis tuis, * super míllia.
83:12 Elégi abiéctus esse in domo Dei mei: * magis quam habitáre in tabernáculis peccatórum.
83:13 Quia misericórdiam, et veritátem díligit Deus: * grátiam et glóriam dabit Dóminus.
83:13 Non privábit bonis eos, qui ámbulant in innocéntia: * Dómine virtútum, beátus homo, qui sperat in te.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Sicut erat in princípio, et nunc, et semper, * et in sǽcula sæculórum. Amen.

Ant. Non est hic aliud, * nisi domus Dei, et porta cæli.
Nocturn II.
Ant. This is none other but the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven.
Psalm 83 [4]
83:1 How lovely are thy tabernacles, O Lord of hosts! * my soul longeth and fainteth for the courts of the Lord.
83:2 My heart and my flesh * have rejoiced in the living God.
83:3 For the sparrow hath found herself a house, * and the turtledove a nest for herself where she may lay her young ones:
83:4 Thy altars, O Lord of hosts, * my king and my God.
83:5 Blessed are they that dwell in thy house, O Lord: * they shall praise thee for ever and ever.
83:6 Blessed is the man whose help is from thee: * in his heart he hath disposed to ascend by steps, in the vale of tears, in the place which he hath set.
83:7 For the lawgiver shall give a blessing, they shall go from virtue to virtue: * the God of gods shall be seen in Sion.
83:9 O Lord God of hosts, hear my prayer: * give ear, O God of Jacob.
83:10 Behold, O God our protector: * and look on the face of thy Christ.
83:11 For better is one day in thy courts * above thousands.
83:12 I have chosen to be an abject in the house of my God, * rather than to dwell in the tabernacles of sinners.
83:13 For God loveth mercy and truth: * the Lord will give grace and glory.
83:13 He will not deprive of good things them that walk in innocence: * O Lord of hosts, blessed is the man that trusteth in thee.
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. This is none other but the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven.
Ant. Vidit Iacob scalam, * summitas eius, cælos tangebat, et descendéntes Angelos, et dixit: Vere locus iste sanctus est.
Psalmus 86 [5]
86:1 Fundaménta eius in móntibus sanctis: * díligit Dóminus portas Sion super ómnia tabernácula Iacob.
86:2 Gloriósa dicta sunt de te, * cívitas Dei.
86:3 Memor ero Rahab, et Babylónis * sciéntium me.
86:4 Ecce, alienígenæ, et Tyrus, et pópulus Æthíopum, * hi fuérunt illic.
86:5 Numquid Sion dicet: Homo, et homo natus est in ea: * et ipse fundávit eam Altíssimus?
86:6 Dóminus narrábit in scriptúris populórum, et príncipum: * horum, qui fuérunt in ea.
86:7 Sicut lætántium ómnium * habitátio est in te.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Sicut erat in princípio, et nunc, et semper, * et in sǽcula sæculórum. Amen.

Ant. Vidit Iacob scalam, * summitas eius, cælos tangebat, et descendéntes Angelos, et dixit: Vere locus iste sanctus est.
Ant. Jacob beheld a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven, and the angels of God descending on it. And he said: Surely this place is holy.
Psalm 86 [5]
86:1 The foundations thereof are in the holy mountains: * The Lord loveth the gates of Sion above all the tabernacles of Jacob.
86:2 Glorious things are said of thee, * O city of God.
86:3 I will be mindful of Rahab and of Babylon * knowing me.
86:4 Behold the foreigners, and Tyre, and the people of the Ethiopians, * these were there.
86:5 Shall not Sion say: This man and that man is born in her? * and the Highest himself hath founded her.
86:6 The Lord shall tell in his writings of peoples and of princes, * of them that have been in her.
86:7 The dwelling in thee * is as it were of all rejoicing.
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Ghost.
R. As it was in the beginning, is now, * and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Ant. Jacob beheld a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven, and the angels of God descending on it. And he said: Surely this place is holy.
Ant. Eréxit Iacob * lápidem in titulum, fundens óleum désuper.
Psalmus 87 [6]
87:1 Dómine, Deus salútis meæ: * in die clamávi, et nocte coram te.
87:2 Intret in conspéctu tuo orátio mea: * inclína aurem tuam ad precem meam:
87:3 Quia repléta est malis ánima mea: * et vita mea inférno appropinquávit.
87:4 Æstimátus sum cum descendéntibus in lacum: * factus sum sicut homo sine adiutório, inter mórtuos liber.
87:5 Sicut vulneráti dormiéntes in sepúlcris, quorum non es memor ámplius: * et ipsi de manu tua repúlsi sunt.
87:6 Posuérunt me in lacu inferióri: * in tenebrósis, et in umbra mortis.
87:7 Super me confirmátus est furor tuus: * et omnes fluctus tuos induxísti super me.
87:8 Longe fecísti notos meos a me: * posuérunt me abominatiónem sibi.
87:9 Tráditus sum, et non egrediébar: * óculi mei languérunt præ inópia.
87:10 Clamávi ad te, Dómine, tota die: * expándi ad te manus meas.
87:11 Numquid mórtuis fácies mirabília: * aut médici suscitábunt, et confitebúntur tibi?
87:12 Numquid narrábit áliquis in sepúlcro misericórdiam tuam, * et veritátem tuam in perditióne?
87:13 Numquid cognoscéntur in ténebris mirabília tua, * et iustítia tua in terra obliviónis?
87:14 Et ego ad te, Dómine, clamávi: * et mane orátio mea prævéniet te.
87:15 Ut quid, Dómine, repéllis oratiónem meam: * avértis fáciem tuam a me?
87:16 Pauper sum ego, et in labóribus a iuventúte mea: * exaltátus autem, humiliátus sum et conturbátus.
87:17 In me transiérunt iræ tuæ: * et terróres tui conturbavérunt me.
87:18 Circumdedérunt me sicut aqua tota die: * circumdedérunt me simul.
87:19 Elongásti a me amícum et próximum: * et notos meos a miséria.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Sicut erat in princípio, et nunc, et semper, * et in sǽcula sæculórum. Amen.

Ant. Eréxit Iacob * lápidem in titulum, fundens óleum désuper.
Ant. Jacob set up the stone for a pillar, and poured oil upon the top of it.
Psalm 87 [6]
87:1 Lord, the God of my salvation: * I have cried in the day, and in the night before thee.
87:2 Let my prayer come in before thee: * incline thy ear to my petition.
87:3 For my soul is filled with evils: * and my life hath drawn nigh to hell.
87:4 I am counted among them that go down to the pit: * I am become as a man without help, free among the dead.
87:5 Like the slain sleeping in the sepulchres, whom thou rememberest no more: * and they are cast off from thy hand.
87:6 They have laid me in the lower pit: * in the dark places, and in the shadow of death.
87:7 Thy wrath is strong over me: * and all thy waves thou hast brought in upon me.
87:8 Thou hast put away my acquaintance far from me: * they have set me an abomination to themselves.
87:9 I was delivered up, and came not forth: * my eyes languished through poverty.
87:10 All the day I cried to thee, O Lord: * I stretched out my hands to thee.
87:11 Wilt thou shew wonders to the dead? * or shall physicians raise to life, and give praise to thee?
87:12 Shall any one in the sepulchre declare thy mercy: * and thy truth in destruction?
87:13 Shall thy wonders be known in the dark; * and thy justice in the land of forgetfulness?
87:14 But I, O Lord, have cried to thee: * and in the morning my prayer shall prevent thee.
87:15 Lord, why castest thou off my prayer: * why turnest thou away thy face from me?
87:16 I am poor, and in labours from my youth: * and being exalted have been humbled and troubled.
87:17 Thy wrath hath come upon me: * and thy terrors have troubled me.
87:18 They have come round about me like water all the day: * they have compassed me about together.
87:19 Friend and neighbour thou hast put far from me: * and my acquaintance, because of misery.
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. Jacob set up the stone for a pillar, and poured oil upon the top of it.
V. Domus mea.
R. Domus oratiónis vocábitur.
V. My house.
R. Shall be called the house of prayer.
Pater noster, qui es in cælis, sanctificétur nomen tuum: advéniat regnum tuum: fiat volúntas tua, sicut in cælo et in terra. Panem nostrum quotidiánum da nobis hódie: et dimítte nobis débita nostra, sicut et nos dimíttimus debitóribus nostris:
V. Et ne nos indúcas in tentatiónem:
R. Sed líbera nos a malo.
Absolutio. Ipsíus píetas et misericórdia nos ádiuvet, qui cum Patre et Spíritu Sancto vivit et regnat in sǽcula sæculórum. Amen.
Our Father, who art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us.
V. And lead us not into temptation:
R. But deliver us from evil.
Absolution. May His loving-kindness and mercy help us, Who liveth and reigneth with the Father, and the Holy Ghost, world without end. Amen.

V. Iube, Domine, benedicere.
Benedictio. Deus Pater omnípotens sit nobis propítius et clemens. Amen.

Lectio 4
Sermo sancti Augustini Episcopi.
Sermo 252 de Tempore.
Quótiescumque, fratres caríssimi, altaris vel templi festivitátem colimus, si fideliter ac diligenter attendimus et sancte ac iuste vívimus, quidquid in templis manufactis agitur, totum in nobis spiritali ædificatióne complétur. Non enim mentitus est ille qui dixit: Templum enim Dei sanctum est, quod estis vos; et íterum: Nescitis quia córpora vestra templum sunt Spíritus Sancti, qui in vobis est? Et ideo, fratres caríssimi, quia, nullis præcedéntibus meritis, per grátiam Dei meruimus fíeri templum Dei, quantum possumus cum ipsíus adiutório labóremus, ne Dóminus noster in templo suo, hoc est, in nobis ipsis, invéniat quod óculos suæ maiestátis offendat.
V. Tu autem, Dómine, miserére nobis.
R. Deo grátias.

R. Orántibus in loco isto,
* Dimitte peccáta pópuli tui, Deus, et osténde eis viam bonam per quam ambulent, et da glóriam in loco isto.
V. Qui regis Israël inténde, qui dedúcis velut ovem Ioseph, qui sedes super Chérubim.
R. Dimitte peccáta pópuli tui, Deus, et osténde eis viam bonam per quam ambulent, et da glóriam in loco isto.

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

Reading 4
From the Sermons of St. Augustine, Bishop of Hippo.
252nd for the Season.
Dearly beloved brethren, as often as we keep the Dedication-Feast of some Altar or Church, if we think faithfully and carefully, and live holily and righteously, that which is done in temples made with hands, is done in our soul by a spiritual building. He at the Dedication of the Temple. lied not who said: The temple of God is holy; which temple ye are i Cor. iii. 17, and again: Know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost, Which is in you, vi. 19. And therefore, dearly beloved brethren, since by the grace of God, without any foregoing deserts of our own, we have been made meet to become the Temple of God, let us work as hard as we can, with His help, that our Lord may not find in His Temple, that is, in us, anything to offend the eyes of His Majesty.
V. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us.
R. Thanks be to God.

R. If they pray toward this place,
* Forgive the sin of thy people, O God, and teach them the good way wherein they should walk, and manifest forth thy glory in this place.
V. Give ear, O Shepherd of Israel, thou that leadest Joseph like a flock, thou that sittest upon the cherubim.
R. Forgive the sin of thy people, O God, and teach them the good way wherein they should walk, and manifest forth thy glory in this place.
V. Iube, Domine, benedicere.
Benedictio. Christus perpétuæ det nobis gáudia vitæ. Amen.

Lectio 5
Sed habitáculum cordis nostri evacuétur vitiis, et virtútibus repleátur; claudátur diabolo, et aperiátur Christo. Et ita labóremus, ut nobis bonórum óperum clavibus ianuam regni cæléstis aperire possímus. Sicut enim malis opéribus, quasi quibusdam seris ac véctibus, vitæ nobis ianua claudítur; ita, absque dubio, bonis opéribus aperítur. Et ideo, fratres caríssimi, unusquísque consideret consciéntiam suam, et, quando se aliquo crimine vulnerátum esse cognoverit, prius oratiónibus, ieiuniis vel eleemosynis studeat mundare consciéntiam suam; et sic Eucharistiam præsumat accípere.
V. Tu autem, Dómine, miserére nobis.
R. Deo grátias.

R. O quam metuendus est locus iste:
* Vere non est hic aliud nisi domus Dei et porta cæli.
V. Hæc est domus Dómini firmiter ædificata, bene fundáta est supra firmam petram.
R. Vere non est hic aliud nisi domus Dei et porta cæli.
V. Grant, Lord, a blessing.
Benediction. May Christ to all His people give, for ever in His sight to live. Amen.

Reading 5
Let the Tabernacle of our heart be swept clean of vices and filled with virtues. Let it be locked to the devil, and thrown open to Christ. Yea, let us so work, that we may be able to open the door of the kingdom of heaven with the key of good works. For even as evil works are so many bolts and bars to close against us the entrance into life, so beyond doubt are good works the key thereto. And therefore, dearly beloved brethren, let each one look into his own conscience, and when he findeth the wounds of guilt there, let him first strive by prayers, fasting, or alms deeds to purge his conscience, and so let him dare to take the Eucharist.
V. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us.
R. Thanks be to God.

R. How dreadful is this place!
* Surely this is none other but the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven.
V. This is the house of God, stoutly builded, well founded upon a sure rock.
R. Surely this is none other but the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven.
V. Iube, Domine, benedicere.
Benedictio. Ignem sui amóris accéndat Deus in córdibus nostris. Amen.

Lectio 6
Si enim, agnoscens reátum suum, ipse se a divino altari subtraxerit, cito ad indulgéntiam divinæ misericórdiæ pervéniet. Quia, sicut qui se exáltat, humiliábitur; ita, e contrario, qui se humíliat ab altari Ecclésiæ pro emendatióne vitæ removere volúerit, ab ætérno illo et cælésti convívio excommúnicari pénitus non timébit.
V. Tu autem, Dómine, miserére nobis.
R. Deo grátias.

R. Mane surgens Iacob, erigebat lápidem in titulum, fundens óleum désuper; votum vovit Dómino:
* Vere locus iste sanctus est, et ego nesciébam.
V. Cumque evigilasset Iacob de somno, ait.
R. Vere locus iste sanctus est, et ego nesciébam.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Vere locus iste sanctus est, et ego nesciébam.
V. Grant, Lord, a blessing.
Benediction. May the Spirit's fire Divine in our hearts enkindled shine. Amen.

Reading 6
For if he acknowledge his iniquity, and withdraw himself from the Altar of God, he will soon attain unto the mercy of the pardon of God, for, as he that exalted himself shall be abased, so shall he that humbleth himself be exalted. Luke xiv. n. He who, as I have said, acknowledging his iniquity, withdraweth himself through lowliness from the Altar of the Church, till he have mended his life, need have but little fear that he will be excommunicated from the eternal marriage supper in heaven.
V. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us.
R. Thanks be to God.

R. Jacob rose up early in the morning, and set up the stone for a pillar, and poured oil upon the top of it, and vowed a vow unto the Lord.
* Surely this place is holy, and I knew it not.
V. And Jacob awaked out of his sleep, and he said
R. Surely this place is holy, and I knew it not.
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Ghost.
R. Surely this place is holy, and I knew it not.
Nocturn III.
Ant. Qui hábitat * in adiutório Altíssimi, in protectióne Dei cæli commorábitur.
Psalmus 90 [7]
90:1 Qui hábitat in adiutório Altíssimi, in protectióne Dei cæli commorábitur.
90:2 Dicet Dómino: Suscéptor meus es tu, et refúgium meum: * Deus meus sperábo in eum.
90:3 Quóniam ipse liberávit me de láqueo venántium, * et a verbo áspero.
90:4 Scápulis suis obumbrábit tibi: * et sub pennis eius sperábis.
90:5 Scuto circúmdabit te véritas eius: * non timébis a timóre noctúrno,
90:6 A sagítta volánte in die, a negótio perambulánte in ténebris: * ab incúrsu, et dæmónio meridiáno.
90:7 Cadent a látere tuo mille, et decem míllia a dextris tuis: * ad te autem non appropinquábit.
90:8 Verúmtamen óculis tuis considerábis: * et retributiónem peccatórum vidébis.
90:9 Quóniam tu es, Dómine, spes mea: * Altíssimum posuísti refúgium tuum.
90:10 Non accédet ad te malum: * et flagéllum non appropinquábit tabernáculo tuo.
90:11 Quóniam Ángelis suis mandávit de te: * ut custódiant te in ómnibus viis tuis.
90:12 In mánibus portábunt te: * ne forte offéndas ad lápidem pedem tuum.
90:13 Super áspidem, et basilíscum ambulábis: * et conculcábis leónem et dracónem.
90:14 Quóniam in me sperávit, liberábo eum: * prótegam eum, quóniam cognóvit nomen meum.
90:15 Clamábit ad me, et ego exáudiam eum: * cum ipso sum in tribulatióne: erípiam eum et glorificábo eum.
90:16 Longitúdine diérum replébo eum: * et osténdam illi salutáre meum.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Sicut erat in princípio, et nunc, et semper, * et in sǽcula sæculórum. Amen.

Ant. Qui hábitat * in adiutório Altíssimi, in protectióne Dei cæli commorábitur.
Nocturn III.
Ant. He that dwelleth in the help of the Most High * shall abide under the shadow of the God of heaven.
Psalm 90 [7]
90:1 He that dwelleth in the aid of the most High, * shall abide under the protection of the God of Jacob.
90:2 He shall say to the Lord: Thou art my protector, and my refuge: * my God, in him will I trust.
90:3 For he hath delivered me from the snare of the hunters: * and from the sharp word.
90:4 He will overshadow thee with his shoulders: * and under his wings thou shalt trust.
90:5 His truth shall compass thee with a shield: * thou shalt not be afraid of the terror of the night.
90:6 Of the arrow that flieth in the day, of the business that walketh about in the dark: * of invasion, or of the noonday devil.
90:7 A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand: * but it shall not come nigh thee.
90:8 But thou shalt consider with thy eyes: * and shalt see the reward of the wicked.
90:9 Because thou, O Lord, art my hope: * thou hast made the most High thy refuge.
90:10 There shall no evil come to thee: * nor shall the scourge come near thy dwelling.
90:11 For he hath given his angels charge over thee; * to keep thee in all thy ways.
90:12 In their hands they shall bear thee up: * lest thou dash thy foot against a stone.
90:13 Thou shalt walk upon the asp and the basilisk: * and thou shalt trample under foot the lion and the dragon.
90:14 Because he hoped in me I will deliver him: * I will protect him because he hath known my name.
90:15 He shall cry to me, and I will hear him: * I am with him in tribulation, I will deliver him, and I will glorify him.
90:16 I will fill him with length of days; * and I will shew him my salvation.
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 that dwelleth in the help of the Most High * shall abide under the shadow of the God of heaven.
Ant. Templum Dómini * sanctum est, Dei structura est, Dei ædificátio est.
Psalmus 95 [8]
95:1 Cantáte Dómino cánticum novum: * cantáte Dómino, omnis terra.
95:2 Cantáte Dómino, et benedícite nómini eius: * annuntiáte de die in diem salutáre eius.
95:3 Annuntiáte inter gentes glóriam eius, * in ómnibus pópulis mirabília eius.
95:4 Quóniam magnus Dóminus, et laudábilis nimis: * terríbilis est super omnes deos.
95:5 Quóniam omnes dii géntium dæmónia: * Dóminus autem cælos fecit.
95:6 Conféssio, et pulchritúdo in conspéctu eius: * sanctimónia et magnificéntia in sanctificatióne eius.
95:7 Afférte Dómino, pátriæ géntium, afférte Dómino glóriam et honórem: * afférte Dómino glóriam nómini eius.
95:8 Tóllite hóstias, et introíte in átria eius: * adoráte Dóminum in átrio sancto eius.
95:9 Commoveátur a fácie eius univérsa terra: * dícite in géntibus quia Dóminus regnávit.
95:10 Étenim corréxit orbem terræ qui non commovébitur: * iudicábit pópulos in æquitáte.
95:11 Læténtur cæli, et exsúltet terra: commoveátur mare, et plenitúdo eius: * gaudébunt campi, et ómnia quæ in eis sunt.
95:12 Tunc exsultábunt ómnia ligna silvárum a fácie Dómini, quia venit: * quóniam venit iudicáre terram.
95:13 Iudicábit orbem terræ in æquitáte, * et pópulos in veritáte sua.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Sicut erat in princípio, et nunc, et semper, * et in sǽcula sæculórum. Amen.

Ant. Templum Dómini * sanctum est, Dei structura est, Dei ædificátio est.
Ant. The Temple of the Lord is holy. * The same is God's workmanship and God's building.
Psalm 95 [8]
95:1 Sing ye to the Lord a new canticle: * sing to the Lord, all the earth.
95:2 Sing ye to the Lord and bless his name: * shew forth his salvation from day to day.
95:3 Declare his glory among the Gentiles: * his wonders among all people.
95:4 For the Lord is great, and exceedingly to be praised: * he is to be feared above all gods.
95:5 For all the gods of the Gentiles are devils: * but the Lord made the heavens.
95:6 Praise and beauty are before him: * holiness and majesty in his sanctuary.
95:7 Bring ye to the Lord, O ye kindreds of the Gentiles, bring ye to the Lord glory and honour: * bring to the Lord glory unto his name.
95:8 Bring up sacrifices, and come into his courts: * adore ye the Lord in his holy court.
95:9 Let all the earth be moved at his presence. * Say ye among the Gentiles, the Lord hath reigned.
95:10 For he hath corrected the world, which shall not be moved: * he will judge the people with justice.
95:11 Let the heavens rejoice, and let the earth be glad, let the sea be moved, and the fulness thereof: * the fields and all things that are in them shall be joyful.
95:12 Then shall all the trees of the woods rejoice before the face of the Lord, because he cometh: * because he cometh to judge the earth.
95:13 He shall judge the world with justice, * and the people with his truth.
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Ghost.
R. As it was in the beginning, is now, * and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

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

Ant. Benedicta * glória Dómini, de loco sancto suo, allelúia.
Ant. Blessed be the glory of the Lord * from His holy place. Alleluia.
Psalm 98 [9]
98:1 The Lord hath reigned, let the people be angry: * he that sitteth on the cherubims: let the earth be moved.
98:2 The Lord is great in Sion, * and high above all people.
98:3 Let them give praise to thy great name: for it is terrible and holy: * and the king’s honour loveth judgment.
98:4 Thou hast prepared directions: * thou hast done judgment and justice in Jacob.
98:5 Exalt ye the Lord our God, and adore his footstool, * for it is holy.
98:6 Moses and Aaron among his priests: * and Samuel among them that call upon his name.
98:7 They called upon the Lord, and he heard them: * he spoke to them in the pillar of the cloud.
98:8 They kept his testimonies, * and the commandment which he gave them.
98:9 Thou didst hear them, O Lord our God: * thou wast a merciful God to them, and taking vengeance on all their inventions.
98:10 Exalt ye the Lord our God, and adore at his holy mountain: * for the Lord our God is holy.
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Ghost.
R. As it was in the beginning, is now, * and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Ant. Blessed be the glory of the Lord * from His holy place. Alleluia.
V. Hæc est domus Dómini firmiter ædificata.
R. Bene fundáta est supra firmam petram.
V. This is the house of God, stoutly builded.
R. Well founded upon a sure rock.
Pater noster, qui es in cælis, sanctificétur nomen tuum: advéniat regnum tuum: fiat volúntas tua, sicut in cælo et in terra. Panem nostrum quotidiánum da nobis hódie: et dimítte nobis débita nostra, sicut et nos dimíttimus debitóribus nostris:
V. Et ne nos indúcas in tentatiónem:
R. Sed líbera nos a malo.
Absolutio. A vínculis peccatórum nostrórum absólvat nos omnípotens et miséricors Dóminus. Amen.
Our Father, who art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us.
V. And lead us not into temptation:
R. But deliver us from evil.
Absolution. May the Almighty and merciful Lord loose us from the bonds of our sins. Amen.

V. Iube, Domine, benedicere.
Benedictio. Evangélica léctio sit nobis salus et protéctio. Amen.

Lectio 7
Léctio sancti Evangélii secúndum Lucam.
Luc 19:1-10
In illo témpore: Ingréssus Iesus perambulábat Iericho. Et ecce vir nómine Zachæus: et hic princeps erat publicanórum, et ipse dives. Et réliqua.

Homilía sancti Ambrosii Episcopi.
Lib. 8 in Luc., prope finem.
Zachæus, statúra pusíllus, hoc est, nulla nobilitátis ingenitæ dignitate sublimis, éxiguus meritis sicut pópulus natiónum, audito Dómini Salvatoris adventu, quem sui non recéperant, vidére cupiebat. Sed nemo facile Iesum videt; nemo potest Iesum vidére consitutus in terra. Et, quia non prophétas, non legem habebat, tamquam formæ grátiam naturalis, ascéndit in sicómórum, vanitátem scilicet Iudæórum vestigio suo próterens, erráta quoque corrigens superioris ætátis. Et ideo Iesum in interioris domus recepit hospitio.
V. Tu autem, Dómine, miserére nobis.
R. Deo grátias.

R. Domus mea, domus oratiónis vocábitur, dicit Dóminus: in ea omnis qui petit, accipit; et qui quærit, ínvenit;
* Et pulsanti aperiétur.
V. Pétite, et accipiétis; quærite, et inveniétis.
R. Et pulsanti aperiétur.

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

Reading 7
From the Holy Gospel according to Luke
Luke 19:1-10
At that time: Jesus entered and passed through Jericho. And, behold, there was a man named Zacchaeus, which was the chief among the publicans, and he was rich. And so on.

Homily by St. Ambrose, Bishop of Milan.
Bk. viii. on Luke.
Zacchaeus was little of stature, that is, he was not raised aloft among men by nobility of birth, and, like the most of the world, he possessed few merits. When he heard that the Lord and Saviour, Who had come unto His Own, and Whom His Own had not received, John i. 11, was coming, he desired to see Him. But the sight of Jesus is not easy; to any on the earth it is impossible. And since Zacchaeus had neither the Prophets, nor yet the Law, as a gracious help to his nature, he climbed up into a sycamore tree, raising his feet above the vanity of the Jews, and straightening the crooked branches of his former life, and therefore he received Jesus to lodge within his house.
V. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us.
R. Thanks be to God.

R. My house shall be called the house of prayer, saith the Lord. Therein, he that asketh, receiveth; he that seeketh, findeth;
* And to him that knocketh, it shall be opened.
V. Ask, and ye shall receive; seek, and ye shall find.
R. And to him that knocketh, it shall be opened.
V. Iube, Domine, benedicere.
Benedictio. Divínum auxílium máneat semper nobíscum. Amen.

Lectio 8
Et bene ascéndit in árbórem, ut arbor bona bonos fructus fáceret, ac, naturali excisus oleastro et contra natúram insertus in bonam olívam, fructum posset legis afferre. Radix enim sancta, etsi remi inútiles. Quorum infructuosam glóriam plebs Géntium, fide resurrectiónis, quasi quadam corporis elevatióne, transcéndit. Zachæus ergo in sycómoro, cæcus in via: quorum álterum Dóminus miseratúrus exspéctat, álterum mansiónis suæ claritate nobilitat; álterum sanatúrus intérrogat, apud álterum se, non invitatus, invitat. Sciebat enim uberem hospitii sui esse mercedem. Sed tamen, etsi nondum vocem invitántis audíerat, iam viderat afféctum.
V. Tu autem, Dómine, miserére nobis.
R. Deo grátias.

R. Lapides pretiósi omnes muri tui,
* Et turres Ierusalem gemmis ædificabúntur.
V. Portæ Ierusalem ex sapphiro et smaragdo ædificabúntur, et ex lápide pretióso omnis circúitus muri eius.
R. Et turres Ierusalem gemmis ædificabúntur.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Et turres Ierusalem gemmis ædificabúntur.
V. Grant, Lord, a blessing.
Benediction. God's most mighty strength alway be His people's staff and stay. Amen.

Reading 8
He did well to climb up into a tree, that a good tree might bring forth good fruits, Matth. vii. 17, and that the slip of the wild olive, grafted, contrary to nature, into the good olive, might bring forth the fruits of the law. Rom. xi. 17, 24. For the root is holy, however unprofitable the branches. Their barren beauty hath now been overshadowed by the belief of the Gentiles in the Resurrection, as by a material upgrowth. Zacchaeus, then, was in the sycamore tree, and the blind man by the way-side, xviii. 35. For the one, Jesus stood waiting to show mercy, and asked him before He healed him, what he would that He should do for him; being unbidden of the other, He bade Himself to be his Guest, knowing how rich was the reward of receiving Him. Nevertheless, albeit He had heard no words of invitation, yet had He seen how his heart went.
V. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us.
R. Thanks be to God.

R. All thy walls are of stones most precious.
* The towers of Jerusalem shall be built up with jewels.
V. The gates of Jerusalem shall be built up with the sapphire stone, and the emerald, and all her walls round about with stones most precious.
R. The towers of Jerusalem shall be built up with jewels.
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Ghost.
R. The towers of Jerusalem shall be built up with jewels.
V. Iube, Domine, benedicere.
Benedictio. Ad societátem cívium supernórum perdúcat nos Rex Angelórum. Amen.

Lectio 9
Verum, ne cæcum illum, tamquam fastidiosi páuperum, cito reliquisse vídeámur et transisse ad dívitem, exspectémus eum, quia exspectávit et Dóminus; interrogémus eum, quia interrogávit et Christus. Nos interrogemus, quia nescímus: ille, quia nóverat. Nos interrogemus, ut sciámus unde iste curátus sit: ille interrogávit, ut in uno plures discerémus unde Dóminum vidére mereamur. Interrogávit enim, ut crederemus, neminem, nisi confiténtem, posse salvari.
V. Tu autem, Dómine, miserére nobis.
R. Deo grátias.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Reading 9
But lest we should seem haughtily to pass by the poor blind man, and to hurry on to the rich one, let us stand waiting for him, as the Lord stood and waited; let us ask of him, as Christ asked of him. Let us ask, because we are ignorant; Christ asked, because He knew. Let us ask, that we may know whence he received his cure; Christ asked, that all of us may know from one ensample where through we are to earn a sight of the Lord. Christ asked, that we might believe that none, save they that confess Him, can be saved.
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 {Votiva}
V. Dómine, exáudi oratiónem meam.
R. Et clamor meus ad te véniat.
Orémus
Deus, qui nobis per síngulos annos huius sancti templi tui consecratiónis réparas diem, et sacris semper mystériis repræséntas incólumes: exáudi preces pópuli tui, et præsta; ut quisquis hoc templum benefícia petitúrus ingréditur, cuncta se impetrásse lætétur.
Per Dóminum nostrum Iesum Christum, Fílium tuum: qui tecum vivit et regnat in unitáte Spíritus Sancti Deus, per ómnia sǽcula sæculórum.
R. Amen.

Prayer {Votive}
V. O Lord, hear my prayer.
R. And let my cry come unto thee.
Let us pray.
O God, who dost every year bring round unto us again the day whereon this thine holy temple was hallowed, and bringest us again in soundness of body and mind to be present at thine holy worship, graciously hear the supplications of thy people, and grant that whosoever shall come into this thine house to ask good at thine hand, may be rejoiced in the obtaining of all his request.
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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