In Ascensione Domini ~ Duplex I. clasis


Matutinum    6-2-2011

Incipit
V. Dómine, lábia mea apéries.
R. Et os meum annuntiábit laudem tuam.
V. Deus in adjutórium meum inténde.
R. Dómine, ad adjuvándum me festína.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Sicut erat in princípio, et nunc, et semper, * et in sǽcula sæculórum. Amen.
Allelúia.
Start
V. O Lord, open thou my lips.
R. And my mouth shall declare thy praise.
V. O God, come to my assistance;
R. O Lord, make haste to help me.
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Ghost.
R. As it was in the beginning, is now, * and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
Alleluia.
Invitatorium {Antiphona ex Proprio de Tempore}
Ant. Allelúja, Christum Dóminum ascendéntem in cælum, * Veníte adorémus, allelúja.
Ant. Allelúja, Christum Dóminum ascendéntem in cælum, * Veníte adorémus, allelúja.
Veníte, exsultémus Dómino, jubilémus Deo, salutári nostro: præoccupémus fáciem ejus in confessióne, et in psalmis jubilémus ei.
Ant. Allelúja, Christum Dóminum ascendéntem in cælum, * Veníte adorémus, allelúja.
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, allelúja.
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. Allelúja, Christum Dóminum ascendéntem in cælum, * Veníte adorémus, allelúja.
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, allelúja.
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. Allelúja, Christum Dóminum ascendéntem in cælum, * Veníte adorémus, allelúja.
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, allelúja.
Ant. Allelúja, Christum Dóminum ascendéntem in cælum, * Veníte adorémus, allelúja.
Invitatory {Antiphon from the Proper of the season}
Ant. Alleluia. The Lord Christ hath ascended up into heaven. * O come let us worship Him. Alleluia.
Ant. Alleluia. The Lord Christ hath ascended up into heaven. * O come let us worship Him. 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. Alleluia. The Lord Christ hath ascended up into heaven. * O come let us worship Him. 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. O come let us worship Him. 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. Alleluia. The Lord Christ hath ascended up into heaven. * O come let us worship Him. 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. O come let us worship Him. 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. Alleluia. The Lord Christ hath ascended up into heaven. * O come let us worship Him. 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. O come let us worship Him. Alleluia.
Ant. Alleluia. The Lord Christ hath ascended up into heaven. * O come let us worship Him. Alleluia.
Hymnus {ex Proprio de Tempore}
Æterne Rex altíssime,
Redémptor et fidelium,
Cui mors perempta detulit
Summæ triumphum glóriæ:

Ascéndis orbes siderum,
Quo te vocábat cælitus
Collata, non humanitus,
Rerum potéstas ómnium:

Ut trina rerum machina,
Cælestium, terrestrium,
Et inferórum condita,
Flectat genu jam subdita.

Tremunt vidéntes Angeli
Versam vicem mortalium:
Peccat caro, mundat caro,
Regnat Deus Dei caro.

Sis ipse nostrum gáudium,
Manens olympo præmium,
Mundi regis qui fabricam,
Mundana vincens gaudia.

Hinc te precántes quǽsumus,
Ignosce culpis ómnibus,
Et corda sursum subleva
Ad te superna grátia.

Ut, cum repénte cœperis
Clarere nube júdicis,
Pœnas repéllas debitas,
Reddas corónas perditas.

Jesu, tibi sit glória,
Qui victor in cælum redis,
Cum Patre, et almo Spíritu,
In sempitérna sǽcula.
Amen.
Hymn {from the Proper of the season}
Eternal Monarch, King most high,
Whose blood hath brought redemption nigh,
By whom the death of death was wrought,
And conquering grace's battle fought:

Ascending by the starry road,
This day thou wentest home to God,
By heaven to power unending called,
And by no human hand installed.

That so, in nature's triple frame,
Each heavenly and each earthly name,
And things in hell's abyss abhorred,
May bend the knee and own him Lord.

Yea, angels tremble when they see
How changed is our humanity;
That flesh hath purged what flesh had stained,
And God, the flesh of God, hath reigned.

Be thou our joy, O mighty Lord,
As thou wilt be our great reward;
Earth's joys to thee are nothing worth,
Thou joy and crown of heaven and earth.

To thee we therefore humbly pray
That thou wouldst purge our sins away,
And draw our hearts by cords of grace
To thy celestial dwelling-place.

So when the judgement day shall come,
And all must rise to meet their doom,
Thou wilt remit the debts we owe,
And our lost crowns again bestow.

All glory, Lord, to thee we pay,
Ascending o'er the stars today;
All glory, as is ever meet,
To Father and to Paraclete.
Amen.
Psalmi cum lectionibus {Antiphonæ et Psalmi ex Proprio de Tempore}
Nocturn I.
Ant. Eleváta est * magnificéntia tua super cælos, Deus, allelúja.
Psalmus 8 [1]
8:2 Dómine, Dóminus noster, * quam admirábile est nomen tuum in univérsa terra!
8:2 Quóniam eleváta est magnificéntia tua, * super cælos.
8:3 Ex ore infántium et lacténtium perfecísti laudem propter inimícos tuos, * ut déstruas inimícum et ultórem.
8:4 Quóniam vidébo cælos tuos, ópera digitórum tuórum: * lunam et stellas, quæ tu fundásti.
8:5 Quid est homo quod memor es ejus? * aut fílius hóminis, quóniam vísitas eum?
8:6 Minuísti eum paulo minus ab Ángelis, glória et honóre coronásti eum: * et constituísti eum super ópera mánuum tuárum.
8:8 Omnia subjecísti sub pédibus ejus, * oves et boves univérsas: ínsuper et pécora campi.
8:9 Vólucres cæli, et pisces maris, * qui perámbulant sémitas maris.
8:10 Dómine, Dóminus noster, * quam admirábile est nomen tuum in univérsa terra!
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Sicut erat in princípio, et nunc, et semper, * et in sǽcula sæculórum. Amen.

Ant. Eleváta est magnificéntia tua super cælos, Deus, allelúja.
Psalms with lections {Antiphons and psalms from the Proper of the season}
Nocturn I.
Ant. Thy magnificence is elevated * above the heavens, O God, alleluia.
Psalm 8 [1]
8:2 O Lord our Lord, * how admirable is thy name in the whole earth!
8:2 For thy magnificence is elevated * above the heavens.
8:3 Out of the mouth of infants and of sucklings thou hast perfected praise, because of thy enemies, * that thou mayst destroy the enemy and the avenger.
8:4 For I will behold thy heavens, the works of thy fingers: * the moon and the stars which thou hast founded.
8:5 What is man that thou art mindful of him? * or the son of man that thou visitest him?
8:6 Thou hast made him a little less than the angels, thou hast crowned him with glory and honour: * and hast set him over the works of thy hands.
8:8 Thou hast subjected all things under his feet, * all sheep and oxen: moreover the beasts also of the fields.
8:9 The birds of the air, and the fishes of the sea, * that pass through the paths of the sea.
8:10 O Lord our Lord, * how admirable is thy name in all the earth!
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Ghost.
R. As it was in the beginning, is now, * and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Ant. Thy magnificence is elevated above the heavens, O God, alleluia.
Ant. Dóminus in templo * sancto suo, Dóminus in cælo, allelúja.
Psalmus 10 [2]
10:2 In Domino confído: quómodo dícitis ánimæ meæ: * Tránsmigra in montem sicut passer?
10:3 Quóniam ecce peccatóres intendérunt arcum, paravérunt sagíttas suas in pháretra, * ut sagíttent in obscúro rectos corde.
10:4 Quóniam quæ perfecísti, destruxérunt: * justus autem quid fecit?
10:5 Dóminus in templo sancto suo, * Dóminus in cælo sedes ejus.
10:5 Óculi ejus in páuperem respíciunt: * pálpebræ ejus intérrogant fílios hóminum.
10:6 Dóminus intérrogat justum et ímpium: * qui autem díligit iniquitátem, odit ánimam suam.
10:7 Pluet super peccatóres láqueos: * ignis, et sulphur, et spíritus procellárum pars cálicis eórum.
10:8 Quóniam justus Dóminus, et justítias diléxit: * æquitátem vidit vultus ejus.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Sicut erat in princípio, et nunc, et semper, * et in sǽcula sæculórum. Amen.

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

Ant. The Lord is in His holy Temple, the Lord's throne is in heaven, alleluia.
Ant. A summo cælo * egréssio ejus, et occúrsus ejus usque ad summum ejus, allelúja.
Psalmus 18 [3]
18:2 Cæli enárrant glóriam Dei: * et ópera mánuum ejus annúntiat firmaméntum.
18:3 Dies diéi erúctat verbum, * et nox nocti índicat sciéntiam.
18:4 Non sunt loquélæ, neque sermónes, * quorum non audiántur voces eórum.
18:5 In omnem terram exívit sonus eórum: * et in fines orbis terræ verba eórum.
18:6 In sole pósuit tabernáculum suum: * et ipse tamquam sponsus procédens de thálamo suo:
18:6 Exsultávit ut gigas ad curréndam viam, * a summo cælo egréssio ejus:
18:7 Et occúrsus ejus usque ad summum ejus: * nec est qui se abscóndat a calóre ejus.
18:8 Lex Dómini immaculáta, convértens ánimas: * testimónium Dómini fidéle, sapiéntiam præstans párvulis.
18:9 Justítiæ Dómini rectæ, lætificántes corda: * præcéptum Dómini lúcidum, illúminans óculos.
18:10 Timor Dómini sanctus, pérmanens in sǽculum sǽculi: * judícia Dómini vera, justificáta in semetípsa.
18:11 Desiderabília super aurum et lápidem pretiósum multum: * et dulcióra super mel et favum.
18:12 Étenim servus tuus custódit ea, * in custodiéndis illis retribútio multa.
18:13 Delícta quis intéllegit? ab occúltis meis munda me: * et ab aliénis parce servo tuo.
18:14 Si mei non fúerint domináti, tunc immaculátus ero: * et emundábor a delícto máximo.
18:15 Et erunt ut compláceant elóquia oris mei: * et meditátio cordis mei in conspéctu tuo semper.
18:15 Dómine, adjútor meus, * et redémptor meus.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Sicut erat in princípio, et nunc, et semper, * et in sǽcula sæculórum. Amen.

Ant. A summo cælo egréssio ejus, et occúrsus ejus usque ad summum ejus, allelúja.
Ant. His going out is from the end of heaven, * and his circuit even to the end thereof, alleluia.
Psalm 18 [3]
18:2 The heavens shew forth the glory of God, * and the firmament declareth the work of his hands.
18:3 Day to day uttereth speech, * and night to night sheweth knowledge.
18:4 There are no speeches nor languages, * where their voices are not heard.
18:5 Their sound hath gone forth into all the earth: * and their words unto the ends of the world.
18:6 He hath set his tabernacle in the sun: * and he, as a bridegroom coming out of his bride chamber,
18:6 Hath rejoiced as a giant to run the way: * his going out is from the end of heaven,
18:7 And his circuit even to the end thereof: * and there is no one that can hide himself from his heat.
18:8 The law of the Lord is unspotted, converting souls: * the testimony of the Lord is faithful, giving wisdom to little ones.
18:9 The justices of the Lord are right, rejoicing hearts: * the commandment of the Lord is lightsome, enlightening the eyes.
18:10 The fear of the Lord is holy, enduring for ever and ever: * the judgments of the Lord are true, justified in themselves.
18:11 More to be desired than gold and many precious stones: * and sweeter than honey and the honeycomb.
18:12 For thy servant keepeth them, * and in keeping them there is a great reward.
18:13 Who can understand sins? from my secret ones cleanse me, O Lord: * and from those of others spare thy servant.
18:14 If they shall have no dominion over me, then shall I be without spot: * and I shall be cleansed from the greatest sin.
18:15 And the words of my mouth shall be such as may please: * and the meditation of my heart always in thy sight.
18:15 O Lord, my helper, * and my redeemer.
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Ghost.
R. As it was in the beginning, is now, * and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Ant. His going out is from the end of heaven, and his circuit even to the end thereof, alleluia.
V. Ascéndit Deus in jubilatióne, allelúja.
R. Et Dóminus in voce tubæ, allelúja.
V. God is ascended with jubilee, alleluia.
R. And the Lord with the sound of trumpet, alleluia.
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
Incipit liber Actuum Apostolórum.
Act. 1:1-5
1 Primum quidem sermónem feci de ómnibus, o Theóphile, quæ cœpit Jesus fácere, et docére,
2 Usque in diem, qua præcípiens Apóstolis per Spíritum Sanctum, quos elégit, assumptus est:
3 Quibus et præbuit seípsum vivum post passiónem suam in multis arguméntis, per dies quadragínta apparens eis, et loquens de regno Dei.
4 Et convéscens, præcepit eis ab Jerosolymis ne discéderent, sed exspectárent promissiónem Patris, quam audístis (inquit) per os meum:
5 Quia Joánnes quidem baptizávit aqua, vos autem baptizabímini Spíritu Sancto non post multos hos dies.
V. Tu autem, Dómine, miserére nobis.
R. Deo grátias.

R. Post passiónem suam per dies quadragínta apparens eis, et loquens de regno Dei, allelúja:
* Et, vidéntibus illis, elevátus est, allelúja: et nubes suscépit eum ab óculis eórum, allelúja.
V. Et convéscens præcepit eis, ab Jerosolymis ne discederent, sed exspectárent promissiónem Patris.
R. Et, vidéntibus illis, elevátus est, allelúja: et nubes suscépit eum ab óculis eórum, allelúja.

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

Reading 1
Lesson from the Acts of the Apostles
Acts 1:1-5
1 The former treatise I made, O Theophilus, of all things which Jesus began to do and to teach,
2 Until the day on which, giving commandments by the Holy Ghost to the apostles whom he had chosen, he was taken up.
3 To whom also he showed himself alive after his passion, by many proofs, for forty days appearing to them, and speaking of the kingdom of God.
4 And eating together with them, he commanded them, that they should not depart from Jerusalem, but should wait for the promise of the Father, which you have heard (saith he) by my mouth.
5 For John indeed baptized with water, but you shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost, not many days hence.
V. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us.
R. Thanks be to God.

R. Being seen of them forty days after that He had suffered, and speaking of the kingdom of God. Alleluia.
* And while they beheld, He was taken up, and a cloud received Him out of their sight. Alleluia.
V. And, eating together with them, He commanded them that they should not depart from Jerusalem, but wait for the Promise of the Father.
R. And while they beheld, He was taken up, and a cloud received Him out of their sight. Alleluia.
V. Jube, domne, benedícere.
Benedictio. Unigénitus Dei Fílius nos benedícere et adjuváre dignétur. Amen.

Lectio 2
Act. 1:6-9
6 Igitur qui convénerant, interrogábant eum, dicéntes: Dómine, si in témpore hoc restítues regnum Israël?
7 Dixit autem eis: Non est vestrum nosse témpora vel momenta, quæ Pater pósuit in sua potestate:
8 Sed accipiétis virtútem superveniéntis Spíritus Sancti in vos, et eritis mihi testes in Jerúsalem, et in omni Judæa et Samaría, et usque ad ultimum terræ.
9 Et cum hæc dixísset, vidéntibus illis, elevátus est: et nubes suscépit eum ab óculis eórum.
V. Tu autem, Dómine, miserére nobis.
R. Deo grátias.

R. Omnis pulchritúdo Dómini exaltáta est super sidera:
* Spécies ejus in núbibus cæli, et nomen ejus in ætérnum pérmanet, allelúja.
V. A summo cælo egréssio ejus, et occúrsus ejus usque ad summum ejus.
R. Spécies ejus in núbibus cæli, et nomen ejus in ætérnum pérmanet, allelúja.
V. Grant, Lord, a blessing.
Benediction. May the Son, the Sole-begotten, mercifully bless and keep us. Amen.

Reading 2
Acts 1:6-9
6 They therefore who were come together, asked him, saying: Lord, wilt thou at this time restore again the kingdom to Israel?
7 But he said to them: It is not for you to know the times or moments, which the Father hath put in his own power:
8 But you shall receive the power of the Holy Ghost coming upon you, and you shall be witnesses unto me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea, and Samaria, and even to the uttermost part of the earth.
9 And when he had said these things, while they looked on, he was raised up: and a cloud received him out of their sight.
V. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us.
R. Thanks be to God.

R. The Lord hath set His beauty above the stars;
* His loveliness is in the clouds of heaven, and His Name endureth for ever. Alleluia.
V. His going forth is from the end of the heaven, and His circuit unto the ends of it.
R. His loveliness is in the clouds of heaven, and His Name endureth for ever. Alleluia.
V. Jube, domne, benedícere.
Benedictio. Spíritus Sancti grátia illúminet sensus et corda nostra. Amen.

Lectio 3
Act. 1:10-14
10 Cumque intueréntur in cælum euntem illum, ecce duo viri astitérunt juxta illos in vestibus albis,
11 Qui et dixérunt: Viri Galilæi, quid statis aspiciéntes in cælum? Hic Jesus qui assumptus est a vobis in cælum, sic véniet, quemádmodum vidístis eum euntem in cælum.
12 Tunc reversi sunt Jerosolymam a monte, qui vocátur Oliveti, qui est juxta Jerúsalem, sábbati habens iter.
13 Et cum introíssent in cœnáculum, ascendérunt ubi manébant Petrus et Joánnes, Jacobus et Andreas, Philíppus et Thomas, Bartholomæus et Matthæus, Jacobus Alphæi et Simon Zelótes, et Judas Jacobi.
14 Hi omnes erant perseverántes unanímiter in oratióne cum muliéribus, et Maria Matre Jesu, et frátribus ejus.
V. Tu autem, Dómine, miserére nobis.
R. Deo grátias.

R. Exaltáre, Dómine, allelúja,
* In virtúte tua, allelúja.
V. Eleváta est, magnificéntia tua super cælos, Deus.
R. In virtúte tua, allelúja.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. In virtúte tua, allelúja.
V. Grant, Lord, a blessing.
Benediction. May the grace of the Holy Spirit enlighten all our hearts and minds. Amen.

Reading 3
Acts 1:10-14
10 And while they were beholding him going up to heaven, behold two men stood by them in white garments.
11 Who also said: Ye men of Galilee, why stand you looking up to heaven? This Jesus who is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come, as you have seen him going into heaven.
12 Then they returned to Jerusalem from the mount that is called Olivet, which is nigh Jerusalem, within a sabbath day's journey.
13 And when they were come in, they went up into an upper room, where abode Peter and John, James and Andrew, Philip and Thomas, Bartholomew and Matthew, James of Alpheus, and Simon Zelotes, and Jude the brother of James.
14 All these were persevering with one mind in prayer with the women, and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brethren.
V. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us.
R. Thanks be to God.

R. Be Thou exalted, O Lord. Alleluia.
* In thine Own strength. Alleluia.
V. O God, Thou hast set thy glory above the heavens.
R. In thine Own strength. Alleluia.
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Ghost.
R. In thine Own strength. Alleluia.
Nocturn II.
Ant. Exaltáre, Dómine, * in virtúte tua: cantábimus et psallemus, allelúja.
Psalmus 20 [4]
20:2 Dómine, in virtúte tua lætábitur rex: * et super salutáre tuum exsultábit veheménter.
20:3 Desidérium cordis ejus tribuísti ei: * et voluntáte labiórum ejus non fraudásti eum.
20:4 Quóniam prævenísti eum in benedictiónibus dulcédinis: * posuísti in cápite ejus corónam de lápide pretióso.
20:5 Vitam pétiit a te: * et tribuísti ei longitúdinem diérum in sǽculum, et in sǽculum sǽculi.
20:6 Magna est glória ejus in salutári tuo: * glóriam et magnum decórem impónes super eum.
20:7 Quóniam dabis eum in benedictiónem in sǽculum sǽculi: * lætificábis eum in gáudio cum vultu tuo.
20:8 Quóniam rex sperat in Dómino: * et in misericórdia Altíssimi non commovébitur.
20:9 Inveniátur manus tua ómnibus inimícis tuis: * déxtera tua invéniat omnes, qui te odérunt.
20:10 Pones eos ut clíbanum ignis in témpore vultus tui: * Dóminus in ira sua conturbábit eos, et devorábit eos ignis.
20:11 Fructum eórum de terra perdes: * et semen eórum a fíliis hóminum.
20:12 Quóniam declinavérunt in te mala: * cogitavérunt consília, quæ non potuérunt stabilíre.
20:13 Quóniam pones eos dorsum: * in relíquiis tuis præparábis vultum eórum.
20:14 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. Exaltáre, Dómine, in virtúte tua: cantábimus et psallemus, allelúja.
Nocturn II.
Ant. Be thou exalted, O Lord, * in thy own strength: we will sing and praise, alleluia.
Psalm 20 [4]
20:2 The king rejoices in thy strength, O Lord; * and in thy salvation he shall rejoice exceedingly.
20:3 Thou hast given him his heart’s desire: * and hast not withholden from him the will of his lips.
20:4 For thou hast prevented him with blessings of sweetness: * thou hast set on his head a crown of precious stones.
20:5 He asked life of thee: * and thou hast given him length of days for ever and ever.
20:6 His glory is great in thy salvation: * glory and great beauty shalt thou lay upon him.
20:7 For thou shalt give him to be a blessing for ever and ever: * thou shalt make him joyful in gladness with thy countenance.
20:8 For the king hopeth in the Lord: * and through the mercy of the most High he shall not be moved.
20:9 Let thy hand be found by all thy enemies: * let thy right hand find out all them that hate thee.
20:10 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.
20:11 Their fruit shalt thou destroy from the earth: * and their seed from among the children of men.
20:12 For they have intended evils against thee: * they have devised counsels which they have not been able to establish.
20:13 For thou shalt make them turn their back: * in thy remnants thou shalt prepare their face.
20:14 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. Be thou exalted, O Lord, in thy own strength: we will sing and praise, alleluia.
Ant. Exaltábo te, * Dómine, quóniam suscepísti me, allelúja.
Psalmus 29 [5]
29:1 Exaltábo te, Dómine, quóniam suscepísti me: * nec delectásti inimícos meos super me.
29:2 Dómine, Deus meus, clamávi ad te, * et sanásti me.
29:3 Dómine, eduxísti ab inférno ánimam meam: * salvásti me a descendéntibus in lacum.
29:4 Psállite Dómino, sancti ejus: * et confitémini memóriæ sanctitátis ejus.
29:5 Quóniam ira in indignatióne ejus: * et vita in voluntáte ejus.
29:6 Ad vésperum demorábitur fletus: * et ad matutínum lætítia.
29:7 Ego autem dixi in abundántia mea: * Non movébor in ætérnum.
29:8 Dómine, in voluntáte tua, * præstitísti decóri meo virtútem.
29:9 Avertísti fáciem tuam a me, * et factus sum conturbátus.
29:10 Ad te, Dómine, clamábo: * et ad Deum meum deprecábor.
29:11 Quæ utílitas in sánguine meo, * dum descéndo in corruptiónem?
29:12 Numquid confitébitur tibi pulvis, * aut annuntiábit veritátem tuam?
29:13 Audívit Dóminus, et misértus est mei: * Dóminus factus est adjútor meus.
29:14 Convertísti planctum meum in gáudium mihi: * conscidísti saccum meum, et circumdedísti me lætítia:
29:15 Ut cantet tibi glória mea, et non compúngar: * Dómine, Deus meus, in ætérnum confitébor tibi.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Sicut erat in princípio, et nunc, et semper, * et in sǽcula sæculórum. Amen.

Ant. Exaltábo te, Dómine, quóniam suscepísti me, allelúja.
Ant. I will extol thee, * O Lord, for thou hast upheld me, alleluia.
Psalm 29 [5]
29:1 I will extol thee, O Lord, for thou hast upheld me: * and hast not made my enemies to rejoice over me.
29:2 O Lord my God, I have cried to thee, * and thou hast healed me.
29:3 Thou hast brought forth, O Lord, my soul from hell: * thou hast saved me from them that go down into the pit.
29:4 Sing to the Lord, O ye his saints: * and give praise to the memory of his holiness.
29:5 For wrath is in his indignation; * and life in his good will.
29:6 In the evening weeping shall have place, * and in the morning gladness.
29:7 And in my abundance I said: * I shall never be moved.
29:8 O Lord, in thy favour, * thou gavest strength to my beauty.
29:9 Thou turnedst away thy face from me, * and I became troubled.
29:10 To thee, O Lord, will I cry: * and I will make supplication to my God.
29:11 What profit is there in my blood, * whilst I go down to corruption?
29:12 Shall dust confess to thee, * or declare thy truth?
29:13 The Lord hath heard, and hath had mercy on me: * the Lord became my helper.
29:14 Thou hast turned for me my mourning into joy: * thou hast cut my sackcloth, and hast compassed me with gladness:
29:15 To the end that my glory may sing to thee, and I may not regret: * O Lord my God, I will give praise to thee 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. I will extol thee, O Lord, for thou hast upheld me, alleluia.
Ant. Ascéndit Deus * in jubilatióne, et Dóminus in voce tubæ, allelúja.
Psalmus 46 [6]
46:1 Omnes gentes, pláudite mánibus: * jubiláte Deo in voce exsultatiónis.
46:2 Quóniam Dóminus excélsus, terríbilis: * Rex magnus super omnem terram.
46:3 Subjécit pópulos nobis: * et gentes sub pédibus nostris.
46:4 Elégit nobis hereditátem suam: * spéciem Jacob, quam diléxit.
46:5 Ascéndit Deus in júbilo: * et Dóminus in voce tubæ.
46:6 Psállite Deo nostro, psállite: * psállite Regi nostro, psállite.
46:7 Quóniam Rex omnis terræ Deus: * psállite sapiénter.
46:8 Regnábit Deus super gentes: * Deus sedet super sedem sanctam suam.
46:9 Príncipes populórum congregáti sunt cum Deo Ábraham: * quóniam dii fortes terræ veheménter eleváti sunt.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Sicut erat in princípio, et nunc, et semper, * et in sǽcula sæculórum. Amen.

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

Ant. God is ascended with jubilee, and the Lord with the sound of trumpet, alleluia.
V. Ascéndens Christus in altum, allelúja.
R. Captivam duxit captivitátem, allelúja.
V. When Christ ascended up on high, alleluia.
R. He led captivity captive, alleluia.
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
Sermo sancti Leónis Papæ
Sermone 1. de Ascensione Domini.
Post beátam et gloriósam resurrectiónem Dómini nostri Jesu Christi, qua verum Dei templum Judaica impietáte resolutum, divina in triduo poténtia suscitávit, quadragenarius hódie, dilectíssimi, sanctórum diérum expletus est númerus, sacratíssima ordinatióne dispositus, et ad utilitátem nostræ eruditiónis impénsus: ut, dum a Dómino in hoc spátio mora præséntiæ corporalis exténditur, fides resurrectiónis documéntis necessariis munirétur. Mors enim Christi multum discipulórum corda turbaverat: et de supplicio crucis, de emissióne spíritus, de exanimáti corporis sepultúra gravátis mœstitúdine méntibus, quidam diffidéntiæ torpor obrépserat.
V. Tu autem, Dómine, miserére nobis.
R. Deo grátias.

R. Tempus est, ut revértar ad eum, qui me misit, dicit Dóminus: nolíte contristari, nec turbétur cor vestrum: * Rogo pro vobis Patrem, ut ipse vos custódiat, allelúja, allelúja.
V. Nisi ego abíero, Paráclitus non véniet: cum assumptus fúero, mittam vobis eum.
R. Rogo pro vobis Patrem, ut ipse vos custódiat, allelúja, allelúja.

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

Reading 4
From the Sermons of Pope St. Leo the Great.
1st on the Lords Ascension.
After the blessed and glorious Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ, wherein the Divine Power raised up in three days the true Temple of God Which the iniquity of the Jews had destroyed John ii. 19, God was pleased to ordain, by His Most Sacred Will, and in His Providence for our instruction and the profit of our souls, a season of forty days which season, dearly beloved brethren, doth end on this day. During that season the bodily Presence of the Lord still lingered on earth, that the reality of the fact of His having risen again from the dead might be armed with all needful proofs. The death of Christ had troubled the hearts of many of His disciples their thoughts were sad when they remembered His agony upon the Cross, His giving up of the Ghost, and the laying in the grave of His lifeless Body, and a sort of hesitation had begun to weigh on them.
V. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us.
R. Thanks be to God.

R. My time is come that I should return unto Him That sent Me, saith the Lord. Be not sorrowful, neither let your heart be troubled.
* I pray the Father for you, that He may keep you. Alleluia, Alleluia.
V. If I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; where I am ascended, I will send Him unto you.
R. I pray the Father for you, that He may keep you. Alleluia, Alleluia.
V. Jube, domne, benedícere.
Benedictio. Christus perpétuæ det nobis gáudia vitæ. Amen.

Lectio 5
Unde beatíssimi Apóstoli, omnesque discípuli, qui et de éxitu crucis fuerant trépidi, et de fide resurrectiónis ambigui, ita sunt veritáte perspicua roborati, ut, Dómino in cælórum eunte sublimia, non solum nulla afficeréntur tristítia, sed etiam magno gáudio repleréntur. Et revera magna et ineffábilis erat causa gaudéndi, cum in conspéctu sanctæ multitúdinis super ómnium creaturárum cæléstium dignitátem humani generis natúra conscenderet, supergressura Angelicos ordines, et ultra Archangelórum altitúdines elevanda: nec ullis sublimitátibus modum suæ provectiónis habitúra, nisi æterni Patris recepta consessu, illíus glóriæ sociarétur in throno, cujus natúræ copulabátur in Fílio.
V. Tu autem, Dómine, miserére nobis.
R. Deo grátias.

R. Non turbétur cor vestrum: ego vado ad Patrem; et cum assumptus fúero a vobis, mittam vobis, allelúja,
* Spíritum veritátis, et gaudébit cor vestrum, allelúja.
V. Ego rogábo Patrem, et alium Paráclitum dabit vobis.
R. Spíritum veritátis, et gaudébit cor vestrum, allelúja.
V. Grant, Lord, a blessing.
Benediction. May Christ to all His people give, for ever in His sight to live. Amen.

Reading 5
Hence the most blessed Apostles and all the disciples, who had been fearful at the finishing on the Cross, and doubtful of the trustworthiness of the rising again, were so strengthened by the clear demonstration of the fact, that, when they saw the Lord going up into the height of heaven, they sorrowed not, nay they were even filled with great joy And, in all verity, it was a great an unspeakable cause for joy to see the Manhood, in the presence of that the multitude of believers, exalted above all creatures even heavenly, rising above the ranks of the angelic armies and speeding Its glorious way where the most noble of the Archangels lie far behind, to rest no lower than that place where high above all principality and power, It taketh Its seat at the right hand of the Eternal Father, Sharer of His throne, and Partaker of His glory, and still of the very man's nature which the Son hath taken upon Him.
V. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us.
R. Thanks be to God.

R. Let not your heart be troubled; I go unto the Father, and when I am taken from you, I will send unto you, alleluia,
* The Spirit of truth, and your heart shall rejoice. Alleluia.
V. I will pray the Father, and He shall give you another Comforter.
R. The Spirit of truth, and your heart shall rejoice. Alleluia.
V. Jube, domne, benedícere.
Benedictio. Ignem sui amóris accéndat Deus in córdibus nostris. Amen.

Lectio 6
Quia ígitur Christi ascensio, nostra provéctio est; et quo præcessit glória cápitis, eo spes vocátur et corporis: dignis, dilectíssimi, exsultémus gaudiis, et pia gratiárum actióne lætemur. Hodie enim non solum paradisi possessores firmáti sumus, sed etiam cælórum in Christo superna penetrávimus: amplióra adepti per ineffábilem Christi grátiam, quam per diaboli amiserámus invidiam. Nam quos virulentus inimícus primi habitáculi felicitate dejécit, eos sibi concorporatos Dei Fílius ad déxteram Patris collocávit: cum quo vivit et regnat in unitate Spíritus Sancti Deus, per ómnia sæcula sæculórum. Amen.
V. Tu autem, Dómine, miserére nobis.
R. Deo grátias.

R. Ascéndens Christus in altum, captivam duxit captivitátem,
* Dedit dona homínibus, allelúja, allelúja, allelúja.
V. Ascéndit Deus in jubilatióne, et Dóminus in voce tubæ.
R. Dedit dona homínibus, allelúja, allelúja, allelúja.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Dedit dona homínibus, allelúja, allelúja, allelúja.
V. Grant, Lord, a blessing.
Benediction. May the Spirit's fire Divine in our hearts enkindled shine. Amen.

Reading 6
Therefore, dearly beloved brethren, let us also rejoice with worthy joy, for the Ascension of Christ is exaltation for us, and whither the glory of the Head of the Church is passed in, thither is the hope of the body of the Church called on to follow. Let us rejoice with exceeding great joy, and give God glad thanks. This day is not only the possession of Paradise made sure unto us, but in the Person of our Head we are actually begun to enter into the heavenly mansions above. Through the unspeakable goodness of Christ we have gained more than ever we lost by the envy of the devil. We, whom our
venomous enemy thrust from our first happy home, we, being made of one body with the Son of God, have by Him been given a place at the right hand of the Father with Whom He liveth and reigneth, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, one God, world without end. Amen.
V. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us.
R. Thanks be to God.

R. When Christ ascended up on high, He led captivity captive,
* He gave gifts unto men. Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia.
V. God is gone up with a shout, and the Lord with the sound of a trumpet.
R. He gave gifts unto men. Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia.
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Ghost.
R. He gave gifts unto men. Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia.
Nocturn III.
Ant. Nimis exaltátus est, * allelúja: super omnes deos, allelúja.
Psalmus 96 [7]
96:1 Dóminus regnávit, exsúltet terra: * læténtur ínsulæ multæ.
96:2 Nubes, et calígo in circúitu ejus: * justítia, et judícium corréctio sedis ejus.
96:3 Ignis ante ípsum præcédet, * et inflammábit in circúitu inimícos ejus.
96:4 Illuxérunt fúlgura ejus orbi terræ: * vidit, et commóta est terra.
96:5 Montes, sicut cera fluxérunt a fácie Dómini: * a fácie Dómini omnis terra.
96:6 Annuntiavérunt cæli justítiam ejus: * et vidérunt omnes pópuli glóriam ejus.
96:7 Confundántur omnes, qui adórant sculptília: * et qui gloriántur in simulácris suis.
96:8 Adoráte eum, omnes Ángeli ejus: * audívit, et lætáta est Sion.
96:9 Et exsultavérunt fíliæ Judæ, * propter judícia tua, Dómine:
96:10 Quóniam tu Dóminus Altíssimus super omnem terram: * nimis exaltátus es super omnes deos.
96:11 Qui dilígitis Dóminum, odíte malum: * custódit Dóminus ánimas sanctórum suórum, de manu peccatóris liberábit eos.
96:12 Lux orta est justo, * et rectis corde lætítia.
96:13 Lætámini, justi, in Dómino: * et confitémini memóriæ sanctificatiónis ejus.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Sicut erat in princípio, et nunc, et semper, * et in sǽcula sæculórum. Amen.

Ant. Nimis exaltátus est, allelúja: super omnes deos, allelúja.
Nocturn III.
Ant. He is exalted exceedingly, * alleluia: above all gods, alleluia.
Psalm 96 [7]
96:1 The Lord hath reigned, let the earth rejoice: * let many islands be glad.
96:2 Clouds and darkness are round about him: * justice and judgment are the establishment of his throne.
96:3 A fire shall go before him, * and shall burn his enemies round about.
96:4 His lightnings have shone forth to the world: * the earth saw and trembled.
96:5 The mountains melted like wax, at the presence of the Lord: * at the presence of the Lord of all the earth.
96:6 The heavens declared his justice: * and all people saw his glory.
96:7 Let them be all confounded that adore graven things, * and that glory in their idols.
96:8 Adore him, all you his angels: * Sion heard, and was glad.
96:9 And the daughters of Juda rejoiced, * because of thy judgments, O Lord.
96:10 For thou art the most high Lord over all the earth: * thou art exalted exceedingly above all gods.
96:11 You that love the Lord, hate evil: * the Lord preserveth the souls of his saints, he will deliver them out of the hand of the sinner.
96:12 Light is risen to the just, * and joy to the right of heart.
96:13 Rejoice, ye just, in the Lord: * and give praise to the remembrance of his holiness.
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Ghost.
R. As it was in the beginning, is now, * and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Ant. He is exalted exceedingly, alleluia: above all gods, alleluia.
Ant. Dóminus in Sion, * allelúja: magnus et excélsus, allelúja.
Psalmus 98 [8]
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 judícium díligit.
98:4 Tu parásti directiónes: * judícium et justítiam in Jacob tu fecísti.
98:5 Exaltáte Dóminum, Deum nostrum, et adoráte scabéllum pedum ejus: * quóniam sanctum est.
98:6 Móyses et Aaron in sacerdótibus ejus: * et Sámuel inter eos, qui ínvocant nomen ejus:
98:7 Invocábant Dóminum, et ipse exaudiébat eos: * in colúmna nubis loquebátur ad eos.
98:8 Custodiébant testimónia ejus, * 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 ejus: * 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. Dóminus in Sion, allelúja: magnus et excélsus, allelúja.
Ant. The Lord in Sion, * alleluia: is great and high, alleluia.
Psalm 98 [8]
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. The Lord in Sion, alleluia: is great and high, alleluia.
Ant. Dóminus in cælo, * allelúja: parávit sedem suam, allelúja.
Psalmus 102 [9]
102:1 Bénedic, ánima mea, Dómino: * et ómnia, quæ intra me sunt, nómini sancto ejus.
102:2 Bénedic, ánima mea, Dómino: * et noli oblivísci omnes retributiónes ejus.
102:3 Qui propitiátur ómnibus iniquitátibus tuis: * qui sanat omnes infirmitátes tuas.
102:4 Qui rédimit de intéritu vitam tuam: * qui corónat te in misericórdia et miseratiónibus.
102:5 Qui replet in bonis desidérium tuum: * renovábitur ut áquilæ juvéntus tua:
102:6 Fáciens misericórdias Dóminus: * et judícium ómnibus injúriam patiéntibus.
102:7 Notas fecit vias suas Móysi, * fíliis Israël voluntátes suas.
102:8 Miserátor, et miséricors Dóminus: * longánimis, et multum miséricors.
102:9 Non in perpétuum irascétur: * neque in ætérnum comminábitur.
102:10 Non secúndum peccáta nostra fecit nobis: * neque secúndum iniquitátes nostras retríbuit nobis.
102:11 Quóniam secúndum altitúdinem cæli a terra: * corroborávit misericórdiam suam super timéntes se.
102:12 Quantum distat ortus ab occidénte: * longe fecit a nobis iniquitátes nostras.
102:13 Quómodo miserétur pater filiórum, misértus est Dóminus timéntibus se: * quóniam ipse cognóvit figméntum nostrum.
102:14 Recordátus est quóniam pulvis sumus: * homo, sicut fœnum dies ejus, tamquam flos agri sic efflorébit.
102:15 Quóniam spíritus pertransíbit in illo, et non subsístet: * et non cognóscet ámplius locum suum.
102:16 Misericórdia autem Dómini ab ætérno, * et usque in ætérnum super timéntes eum.
102:17 Et justítia illíus in fílios filiórum, * his qui servant testaméntum ejus:
102:18 Et mémores sunt mandatórum ipsíus, * ad faciéndum ea.
102:19 Dóminus in cælo parávit sedem suam: * et regnum ipsíus ómnibus dominábitur.
102:20 Benedícite Dómino, omnes Ángeli ejus: * poténtes virtúte, faciéntes verbum illíus, ad audiéndam vocem sermónum ejus.
102:21 Benedícite Dómino, omnes virtútes ejus: * minístri ejus, qui fácitis voluntátem ejus.
102:22 Benedícite Dómino, ómnia ópera ejus: * in omni loco dominatiónis ejus, bénedic, ánima mea, Dómino.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Sicut erat in princípio, et nunc, et semper, * et in sǽcula sæculórum. Amen.

Ant. Dóminus in cælo, allelúja: parávit sedem suam, allelúja.
Ant. The Lord in heaven, * alleluia: hath prepared his throne, alleluia.
Psalm 102 [9]
102:1 Bless the Lord, O my soul: * and let all that is within me bless his holy name.
102:2 Bless the Lord, O my soul, * and never forget all he hath done for thee.
102:3 Who forgiveth all thy iniquities: * who healeth all thy diseases.
102:4 Who redeemeth thy life from destruction: * who crowneth thee with mercy and compassion.
102:5 Who satisfieth thy desire with good things: * thy youth shall be renewed like the eagle’s.
102:6 The Lord doth mercies, * and judgment for all that suffer wrong.
102:7 He hath made his ways known to Moses: * his wills to the children of Israel.
102:8 The Lord is compassionate and merciful: * longsuffering and plenteous in mercy.
102:9 He will not always be angry: * nor will he threaten for ever.
102:10 He hath not dealt with us according to our sins: * nor rewarded us according to our iniquities.
102:11 For according to the height of the heaven above the earth: * he hath strengthened his mercy towards them that fear him.
102:12 As far as the east is from the west, * so far hath he removed our iniquities from us.
102:13 As a father hath compassion on his children, so hath the Lord compassion on them that fear him: * for he knoweth our frame.
102:14 He remembereth that we are dust: * man’s days are as grass, as the flower of the field so shall he flourish.
102:15 For the spirit shall pass in him, and he shall not be: * and he shall know his place no more.
102:16 But the mercy of the Lord is from eternity * and unto eternity upon them that fear him:
102:17 And his justice unto children’s children, * to such as keep his covenant,
102:18 And are mindful of his commandments * to do them.
102:19 The Lord hath prepared his throne in heaven: * and his kingdom shall rule over all.
102:20 Bless the Lord, all ye his angels: * you that are mighty in strength, and execute his word, hearkening to the voice of his orders.
102:21 Bless the Lord, all ye his hosts: * you ministers of his that do his will.
102:22 Bless the Lord, all his works: * in every place of his dominion, O my soul, bless thou the Lord.
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Ghost.
R. As it was in the beginning, is now, * and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Ant. The Lord in heaven, alleluia: hath prepared his throne, alleluia.
V. Ascéndo ad Patrem meum, et Patrem vestrum, allelúja.
R. Deum meum, et Deum vestrum, allelúja.
V. I ascend to my Father and to your Father, alleluia.
R. To my God and your God, alleluia.
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 Marcum
Marc 16:14-20
In illo témpore: Recumbéntibus undecim discípulis, appáruit illis Jesus: et exprobrávit incredulitátem eórum et durítiam cordis, quia iis, qui viderant eum resurrexísse, non credidérunt. Et réliqua.

Homilía sancti Gregórii Papæ.
Homilía 29. in Evangelia.
Quod resurrectiónem Dominicam discípuli tarde credidérunt, non tam illórum infirmitas, quam nostra, ut ita dicam, futura firmitas fuit. Ipsa namque resurréctio illis dubitántibus per multa arguménta monstráta est: quæ dum nos legéntes agnoscimus, quid aliud quam de illórum dubitatióne solidamur? Minus enim mihi Maria Magdalene præstitit, quæ citius credidit, quam Thomas, qui diu dubitávit. Ille étenim dubitando, vúlnerum cicatríces tetigit, et de nostro péctore dubitatiónis vulnus amputávit.
V. Tu autem, Dómine, miserére nobis.
R. Deo grátias.

R. Ego rogábo Patrem, et alium Paraclitum dabit vobis,
* Ut maneat vobíscum in ætérnum, Spíritum veritátis, allelúja.
V. Si enim non abíero, Paraclitus non véniet ad vos: si autem abíero, mittam eum ad vos.
R. Ut maneat vobíscum in ætérnum, Spíritum veritátis, allelúja.

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 Mark
Mark 16:14-20
At that time, Jesus appeared unto the eleven disciples as they sat at meat, and upbraided them with their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they believed not them which had seen Him after He was risen. And so on.

Homily by Pope St. Gregory the Great
29th on the Gospels
I may be allowed to say that the disciples' slowness to believe that the Lord had indeed risen from the dead, was not so much their weakness as our strength. In consequence of their doubts, the fact of the Resurrection was demonstrated by many infallible proofs. These proofs we read and acknowledge. What then assureth our faith, if not their doubt? For my part, I put my trust in Thomas, who doubted long, much more than in Mary Magdalene, who believed at once. Through his doubting, he came actually to handle the holes of the Wounds, and thereby closed up any wound of doubt in our hearts.
V. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us.
R. Thanks be to God.

R. I will pray the Father, and He shall give you another Comforter,
* That He may abide with you for ever, even the Spirit of truth. Alleluia.
V. For if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send Him unto you.
R. That He may abide with you for ever, even the Spirit of truth. Alleluia.
V. Jube, domne, benedícere.
Benedictio. Divínum auxílium máneat semper nobíscum. Amen.

Lectio 8
Ad insinuandam quoque veritátem Dominicæ resurrectiónis, notándum nobis est quid Lucas referat, dicens: Convéscens, præcepit eis ab Jerosolymis ne discederent. Et post pauca: Vidéntibus illis, elevátus est, et nubes suscépit eum ab óculis eórum. Notate verba, signate mysteria. Convéscens elevátus est. Comedit, et ascéndit: ut videlicet per effectum comestiónis, véritas patésceret carnis. Marcus vero, priúsquam cælum Dóminus ascendat, eum de cordis atque infidelitátis durítia increpasse discipulos memorat. Qua in re quid considerándum est, nisi quod idcirco Dóminus tunc discipulos increpávit, cum eos corporáliter relíquit, ut verba, quæ recédens diceret, in corde audiéntium arctius impressa remanérent?
V. Tu autem, Dómine, miserére nobis.
R. Deo grátias.

R. Ponis nubem ascensum tuum, Domine:
* Qui ambulas super pennas ventorum, allelúja.
V. Confessionem et decorem induisti, amictus lumen sicut vestimentum.
R. Qui ambulas super pennas ventorum, allelúja.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Qui ambulas super pennas ventorum, allelúja.
V. Grant, Lord, a blessing.
Benediction. God's most mighty strength alway be His people's staff and stay. Amen.

Reading 8
Now confirm to our minds the trustworthiness of the fact that our Lord did indeed rise again from the dead, it is well for us to remark one of the statements of Luke Acts i. 4. "Eating together with them, He commanded them that they should not 1 John xiv. 16, 17 xvi. 7. depart from Jerusalem and a little afterward: "While they beheld, He was taken up, and a cloud received Him out of their sight." Consider these words, note well these mysteries. After "eating together with them He was taken up." He ate and ascended: that the fact of His eating might show the reality of the Body in Which He went up. But Mark telleth us that before the Lord ascended into heaven, He upbraided His disciples; with their unbelief and hardness of heart. From this I know not why we should gather, but that the Lord then upbraided His disciples, for whom He was about to be parted in the body, to the end that the words which He spoke unto them as He left them might be the deeper imprinted on their hearts.
V. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us.
R. Thanks be to God.

R. Thou makest the clouds the chariot, O Lord,
* Thou walkest upon the wings of the wind. Alleluia.
V. Thou art clothed with honour and majesty, covering thyself with light as with a garment;
R. Thou walkest upon the wings of the wind. Alleluia.
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Ghost.
R. Thou walkest upon the wings of the wind. Alleluia.
V. Jube, domne, benedícere.
Benedictio. Ad societátem cívium supernórum perdúcat nos Rex Angelórum. Amen.

Lectio 9
Increpáta ígitur eórum duritia, quid admonéndo dicat, audiámus: Euntes in mundum univérsum, prædicate Evangélium omni creaturæ. Numquid, fratres mei, sanctum Evangélium vel insensatis rebus, vel brutis animálibus fuerat prædicándum, ut de eo discípulis dicátur: Prædicate omni creaturæ? Sed omnis creaturæ nómine signátur homo.
Omnis autem creaturæ aliquid habet homo. Habet namque commune esse cum lapidibus, vívere cum arbóribus, sentire cum animálibus, intellígere cum Angelis. Si ergo commune habet aliquid cum omni creatura homo, juxta aliquid omnis creatura est homo. Omni ergo creaturæ prædicátur Evangélium, cum soli hómini prædicátur.
V. Tu autem, Dómine, miserére nobis.
R. Deo grátias.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Reading 9
When then, He had rebuked the hardness of their heart, what command did He give them? Let us hear. "Go ye into all the world and preach the Gospel to every creature." Was the Holy Gospel, then my brethren, to be preached to thing insensate, or to brute beasts, that the Lord said to His disciples: "Preach the Gospel to every creature"? Nay, but by the words "every creature" we must understand man, in whom are combined qualities of all creatures. Being he hath in common with stones, life in common with trees, feeling in common with beasts, understanding in common with angels. If, then, man hath something in common with every creature, man is to a certain extent every creature. The Gospel, then, if it be preached to man only, is preached to every creature.
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 de Tempore}
V. Dómine, exáudi oratiónem meam.
R. Et clamor meus ad te véniat.
Orémus
Concéde, quǽsumus, omnípotens Deus: ut, qui hodiérna die Unigénitum tuum, Redemptórem nostrum, ad cælos ascendísse crédimus; ipsi quoque mente in cæléstibus habitémus.
Per eúmdem 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 the season}
V. O Lord, hear my prayer.
R. And let my cry come unto thee.
Let us pray.
Grant, we beseech thee, Almighty God, that just as we do believe thine Only-Begotten Son, our Saviour, to have this day ascended into the heavens, so we may also in heart and mind thither ascend, and with Him continually dwell.
Through the same Jesus Christ, thy Son, Our Lord, Who liveth and reigneth with thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, 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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