S. Laurentii Martyris ~ II. classis
Tempora: Feria sexta infra Hebdomadam XI post Octavam Pentecostes I. Augusti

Matutinum    8-10-2018

Incipit
V. Dómine, lábia mea apéries.
R. Et os meum annuntiábit laudem tuam.
V. Deus in adiutórium meum inténde.
R. Dómine, ad adiuvándum me festína.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Sicut erat in princípio, et nunc, et semper, * et in sǽcula sæculórum. Amen.
Allelúia.
Start
V. O Lord, open thou my lips.
R. And my mouth shall declare thy praise.
V. O God, come to my assistance;
R. O Lord, make haste to help me.
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Ghost.
R. As it was in the beginning, is now, * and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
Alleluia.
Invitatorium {Antiphona ex Proprio Sanctorum}
Ant. Beátus Lauréntius Christi Martyr triúmphat coronátus in cælis: * Veníte, adorémus Dóminum.
Ant. Beátus Lauréntius Christi Martyr triúmphat coronátus in cælis: * Veníte, adorémus Dóminum.
Veníte, exsultémus Dómino, iubilémus Deo, salutári nostro: præoccupémus fáciem eius in confessióne, et in psalmis iubilémus ei.
Ant. Beátus Lauréntius Christi Martyr triúmphat coronátus in cælis: * Veníte, adorémus Dóminum.
Quóniam Deus magnus Dóminus, et Rex magnus super omnes deos, quóniam non repéllet Dóminus plebem suam: quia in manu eius sunt omnes fines terræ, et altitúdines móntium ipse cónspicit.
Ant. Veníte, adorémus Dóminum.
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. Beátus Lauréntius Christi Martyr triúmphat coronátus in cælis: * Veníte, adorémus Dóminum.
Hódie, si vocem eius audiéritis, nolíte obduráre corda vestra, sicut in exacerbatióne secúndum diem tentatiónis in desérto: ubi tentavérunt me patres vestri, probavérunt et vidérunt ópera mea.
Ant. Veníte, adorémus Dóminum.
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. Beátus Lauréntius Christi Martyr triúmphat coronátus in cælis: * Veníte, adorémus Dóminum.
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 Dóminum.
Ant. Beátus Lauréntius Christi Martyr triúmphat coronátus in cælis: * Veníte, adorémus Dóminum.
Invitatory {Antiphon from the Proper of Saints}
Ant. Christ's blessed Martyr Lawrence is crowned and triumphing in heaven. * O come, let us worship the Lord!
Ant. Christ's blessed Martyr Lawrence is crowned and triumphing in heaven. * O come, let us worship the Lord!
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. Christ's blessed Martyr Lawrence is crowned and triumphing in heaven. * O come, let us worship the Lord!
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 the Lord!
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. Christ's blessed Martyr Lawrence is crowned and triumphing in heaven. * O come, let us worship the Lord!
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 the Lord!
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. Christ's blessed Martyr Lawrence is crowned and triumphing in heaven. * O come, let us worship 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. O come, let us worship the Lord!
Ant. Christ's blessed Martyr Lawrence is crowned and triumphing in heaven. * O come, let us worship the Lord!
Hymnus {ex Commune aut Festo}
Deus tuórum mílitum
Sors, et córona, prǽmium,
Laudes canéntes Mártyris
Absólve nexu críminis.

Hic nempe mundi gáudia,
Et blanda fraudum pábula
Imbúta felle députans,
Pervénit ad cæléstia.

Pœnas cucúrrit fórtiter,
Et sústulit viríliter,
Fundénsque pro te sánguinem,
Ætérna dona póssidet.

Ob hoc precátu súpplici
Te póscimus, piíssime;
In hoc triúmpho Mártyris
Dimítte noxam sérvulis.

* Laus et perénnis glória
Patri sit, atque Fílio,
Sancto simul Paráclito,
In sempitérna sǽcula.
Amen.
Hymn {from the Common or Feast}
O God, of those that fought thy fight,
Portion, and prize, and crown of light,
Break every bond of sin and shame
As now we praise thy martyr's name.

He recked not of the world's allure,
But sin and pomp of sin forswore:
Knew all their gall, and passed them by,
And reached the throne prepared on high.

Bravely the course of pain he ran,
And bare his torments as a man:
For love of thee his blood outpoured,
And thus obtained the great reward.

With humble voice and suppliant word
We pray thee therefore, holy Lord,
While we thy martyr's feast-day keep,
Forgive thy loved and erring sheep.

* Glory and praise for aye be done
To God the Father, and the Son,
And Holy Ghost, who reign on high,
One God, to all eternity.
Amen.
Psalmi cum lectionibus {Antiphonæ et Psalmi ex Proprio Sanctorum}
Nocturn I.
Ant. Quo progréderis * sine fílio, pater? quo, sacérdos sancte, sine minístro próperas?
Psalmus 1 [1]
1:1 Beátus vir, qui non ábiit in consílio impiórum, et in via peccatórum non stetit, * et in cáthedra pestiléntiæ non sedit:
1:2 Sed in lege Dómini volúntas eius, * et in lege eius meditábitur die ac nocte.
1:3 Et erit tamquam lignum, quod plantátum est secus decúrsus aquárum, * quod fructum suum dabit in témpore suo:
1:3 Et fólium eius non défluet: * et ómnia quæcúmque fáciet, prosperabúntur.
1:4 Non sic ímpii, non sic: * sed tamquam pulvis, quem proícit ventus a fácie terræ.
1:5 Ideo non resúrgent ímpii in iudício: * neque peccatóres in concílio iustórum.
1:6 Quóniam novit Dóminus viam iustórum: * et iter impiórum períbit.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Sicut erat in princípio, et nunc, et semper, * et in sǽcula sæculórum. Amen.

Ant. Quo progréderis sine fílio, pater? quo, sacérdos sancte, sine minístro próperas?
Psalms with lections {Antiphons and psalms from the Proper of Saints}
Nocturn I.
Ant. Father, whither goest thou * without thy son? Holy Priest, dost thou fare hence without a Deacon?
Psalm 1 [1]
1:1 Blessed is the man who hath not walked in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stood in the way of sinners, * nor sat in the chair of pestilence.
1:2 But his will is in the law of the Lord, * and on his law he shall meditate day and night.
1:3 And he shall be like a tree which is planted near the running waters, * which shall bring forth its fruit, in due season.
1:3 And his leaf shall not fall off: * and all whatsoever he shall do shall prosper.
1:4 Not so the wicked, not so: * but like the dust, which the wind driveth from the face of the earth.
1:5 Therefore the wicked shall not rise again in judgment: * nor sinners in the council of the just.
1:6 For the Lord knoweth the way of the just: * and the way of the wicked shall perish.
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Ghost.
R. As it was in the beginning, is now, * and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Ant. Father, whither goest thou without thy son? Holy Priest, dost thou fare hence without a Deacon?
Ant. Noli me derelínquere, * pater sancte, quia thesáuros tuos iam expéndi, quos tradidísti mihi.
Psalmus 2 [2]
2:1 Quare fremuérunt Gentes: * et pópuli meditáti sunt inánia?
2:2 Astitérunt reges terræ, et príncipes convenérunt in unum * advérsus Dóminum, et advérsus Christum eius.
2:3 Dirumpámus víncula eórum: * et proiciámus a nobis iugum ipsórum.
2:4 Qui hábitat in cælis, irridébit eos: * et Dóminus subsannábit eos.
2:5 Tunc loquétur ad eos in ira sua, * et in furóre suo conturbábit eos.
2:6 Ego autem constitútus sum Rex ab eo super Sion montem sanctum eius, * prǽdicans præcéptum eius.
2:7 Dóminus dixit ad me: * Fílius meus es tu, ego hódie génui te.
2:8 Póstula a me, et dabo tibi Gentes hereditátem tuam, * et possessiónem tuam términos terræ.
2:9 Reges eos in virga férrea, * et tamquam vas fíguli confrínges eos.
2:10 Et nunc, reges, intellégite: * erudímini, qui iudicátis terram.
2:11 Servíte Dómino in timóre: * et exsultáte ei cum tremóre.
2:12 Apprehéndite disciplínam, nequándo irascátur Dóminus, * et pereátis de via iusta.
2:13 Cum exárserit in brevi ira eius: * beáti omnes qui confídunt in eo.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Sicut erat in princípio, et nunc, et semper, * et in sǽcula sæculórum. Amen.

Ant. Noli me derelínquere, pater sancte, quia thesáuros tuos iam expéndi, quos tradidísti mihi.
Ant. Leave me not, holy father, * for I have spent already thy treasures, which thou gavest unto me.
Psalm 2 [2]
2:1 Why have the Gentiles raged, * and the people devised vain things?
2:2 The kings of the earth stood up, and the princes met together, * against the Lord and against his Christ.
2:3 Let us break their bonds asunder: * and let us cast away their yoke from us.
2:4 He that dwelleth in heaven shall laugh at them: * and the Lord shall deride them.
2:5 Then shall he speak to them in his anger, * and trouble them in his rage.
2:6 But I am appointed king by him over Sion his holy mountain, * preaching his commandment.
2:7 The Lord hath said to me: * Thou art my son, this day have I begotten thee.
2:8 Ask of me, and I will give thee the Gentiles for thy inheritance, * and the utmost parts of the earth for thy possession.
2:9 Thou shalt rule them with a rod of iron, * and shalt break them in pieces like a potter’s vessel.
2:10 And now, O ye kings, understand: * receive instruction, you that judge the earth.
2:11 Serve ye the Lord with fear: * and rejoice unto him with trembling.
2:12 Embrace discipline, lest at any time the Lord be angry, * and you perish from the just way.
2:13 When his wrath shall be kindled in a short time, * blessed are all they that trust in him.
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Ghost.
R. As it was in the beginning, is now, * and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Ant. Leave me not, holy father, for I have spent already thy treasures, which thou gavest unto me.
Ant. Non ego te désero, * fili, neque derelínquo; sed maióra tibi debéntur pro Christi fide certámina.
Psalmus 3 [3]
3:2 Dómine, quid multiplicáti sunt qui tríbulant me? * multi insúrgunt advérsum me.
3:3 Multi dicunt ánimæ meæ: * Non est salus ipsi in Deo eius.
3:4 Tu autem, Dómine, suscéptor meus es, * glória mea, et exáltans caput meum.
3:5 Voce mea ad Dóminum clamávi: * et exaudívit me de monte sancto suo.
3:6 Ego dormívi, et soporátus sum: * et exsurréxi, quia Dóminus suscépit me.
3:7 Non timébo míllia pópuli circumdántis me: * exsúrge, Dómine, salvum me fac, Deus meus.
3:8 Quóniam tu percussísti omnes adversántes mihi sine causa: * dentes peccatórum contrivísti.
3:9 Dómini est salus: * et super pópulum tuum benedíctio tua.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Sicut erat in princípio, et nunc, et semper, * et in sǽcula sæculórum. Amen.

Ant. Non ego te désero, fili, neque derelínquo; sed maióra tibi debéntur pro Christi fide certámina.
Ant. I leave thee not, my son, neither forsake thee; * there awaiteth thee for Christ's truth a sterner wrestling than mine.
Psalm 3 [3]
3:2 Why, O Lord, are they multiplied that afflict me? * many are they who rise up against me.
3:3 Many say to my soul: * There is no salvation for him in his God.
3:4 But thou, O Lord art my protector, * my glory, and the lifter up of my head.
3:5 I have cried to the Lord with my voice: * and he hath heard me from his holy hill.
3:6 I have slept and taken my rest: * and I have risen up, because the Lord hath protected me.
3:7 I will not fear thousands of the people, surrounding me: * arise, O Lord; save me, O my God.
3:8 For thou hast struck all them who are my adversaries without cause: * thou hast broken the teeth of sinners.
3:9 Salvation is of the Lord: * and thy blessing is upon thy people.
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Ghost.
R. As it was in the beginning, is now, * and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Ant. I leave thee not, my son, neither forsake thee; there awaiteth thee for Christ's truth a sterner wrestling than mine.
V. Glória et honóre coronásti eum, Dómine.
R. Et constituísti eum super ópera mánuum tuarum.
V. Thou hast crowned him with glory and honour, O Lord.
R. And madest him to have dominion over the works of thy hands.
Pater noster, qui es in cælis, sanctificétur nomen tuum: advéniat regnum tuum: fiat volúntas tua, sicut in cælo et in terra. Panem nostrum quotidiánum da nobis hódie: et dimítte nobis débita nostra, sicut et nos dimíttimus debitóribus nostris:
V. Et ne nos indúcas in tentatiónem:
R. Sed líbera nos a malo.
Absolutio. Exáudi, Dómine Iesu Christe, preces servórum tuórum, et miserére nobis: Qui cum Patre et Spíritu Sancto vivis et regnas in sǽcula sæculórum. Amen.
Our Father, who art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us.
V. And lead us not into temptation:
R. But deliver us from evil.
Absolution. O Lord Jesus Christ, graciously hear the prayers of Thy servants, and have mercy upon us, Who livest and reignest with the Father, and the Holy Ghost, ever world without end. Amen.

V. Iube, Dómine, benedícere.
Benedictio. Benedictióne perpétua benedícat nos Pater ætérnus. Amen.

Lectio 1
De libro Ecclesiástici
Sir 51:1-7
1 Confitébor tibi, Dómine, Rex, et collaudábo te Deum Salvatórem meum.
2 Confitébor nómini tuo: quóniam adiútor et protéctor factus es mihi,
3 Et liberásti corpus meum a perditióne, a láqueo linguæ iniquæ et a lábiis operántium mendácium, et in conspéctu astántium factus est mihi adiútor.
4 Et liberásti me secúndum multitúdinem misericórdiæ nóminis tui a rugiéntibus, præparátis ad escam:
5 De mánibus quæréntium ánimam meam, et de portis tribulatiónum, quæ circumdedérunt me;
6 A pressura flammæ, quæ circúmdedit me, et in médio ignis non sum æstuáta;
7 De altitúdine ventris ínferi, et a lingua coinquináta, et a verbo mendacii, a rege iníquo, et a lingua iniústa.
V. Tu autem, Dómine, miserére nobis.
R. Deo grátias.

R. Levita Lauréntius bonum opus operátus est, qui per signum crucis cæcos illuminávit,
* Et thesáuros Ecclésiæ dedit paupéribus.
V. Dispersit, dedit paupéribus: iustítia eius manet in sǽculum sǽculi.
R. Et thesáuros Ecclésiæ dedit paupéribus.

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

Reading 1
Lesson from the book of Ecclesiasticus
Sir 51:1-7
1 A prayer of Jesus the son of Sirach. I will give glory to thee, O Lord, O King, and I will praise thee, O God my Saviour.
2 I will give glory to thy name: for thou hast been a helper and protector to me.
3 And hast preserved my body from destruction, from the snare of an unjust tongue, and from the lips of them that forge lies, and in the sight of them that stood by, thou hast been my helper.
4 And thou hast delivered me, according to the multitude of the mercy of thy name, from them that did roar, prepared to devour.
5 Out of the hands of them that sought my life, and from the gates of afflictions, which compassed me about:
6 From the oppression of the flame which surrounded me, and in the midst of the fire I was not burnt.
7 From the depth of the belly of hell, and from an unclean tongue, and from lying words, from an unjust king, and from a slanderous tongue:
V. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us.
R. Thanks be to God.

R. The Levite Lawrence wrought a good work, in that with the sign of the Cross he gave sight to the blind,
* And dispersed among the needy the riches of the Church.
V. He hath dispersed, he hath given to the poor his righteousness endureth forever.
R. And dispersed among the needy the riches of the Church.
V. Iube, Dómine, benedícere.
Benedictio. Unigénitus Dei Fílius nos benedícere et adiuváre dignétur. Amen.

Lectio 2
Sir 51:8-12
8 Laudábit usque ad mortem ánima mea Dóminum,
9 Et vita mea appropínquans erat in inférno deórsum.
10 Circumdedérunt me úndique, et non erat qui adiuváret. Respíciens eram ad adiutórium hóminum, et non erat.
11 Memorátus sum misericórdiæ tuæ, Dómine, et operatiónis tuæ, quæ a sǽculo sunt:
12 Quóniam eruis sustinéntes te, Dómine, et líberas eos de mánibus géntium.
13 Exaltásti super terram habitatiónem meam, et pro morte defluénte deprecátus sum.
V. Tu autem, Dómine, miserére nobis.
R. Deo grátias.

R. Puer meus, noli timére, quia ego tecum sum, dicit Dóminus:
* Si transíeris per ignem, flamma non nocébit tibi, et odor ignis non erit in te.
V. Liberábo te de manu pessimórum et éruam te de manu fórtium.
R. Si transíeris per ignem, flamma non nocébit tibi, et odor ignis non erit in te.
V. Grant, Lord, a blessing.
Benediction. May the Son, the Sole-begotten, mercifully bless and keep us. Amen.

Reading 2
Sir 51:8-13
8 My soul shall praise the Lord even to death.
9 And my life was drawing near to hell beneath.
10 They compassed me on every side, and there was no one that would help me. I looked for the succour of men, and there was none.
11 I remembered thy mercy, O Lord, and thy works, which are from the beginning of the world.
12 How thou deliverest them that wait for thee, O Lord, and savest them out of the hands of the nations.
13 Thou hast exalted my dwelling place upon the earth and I have prayed for death to pass away.
V. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us.
R. Thanks be to God.

R. O my child, be not afraid, for I am with thee, saith the Lord.
* When thou passest through the fire, the flame shall not harm thee, neither shall the smell of fire pass upon thee.
V. And I will deliver thee out of the hand of the wicked, and I will redeem thee out of the hand of the terrible.
R. When thou passest through the fire the flame shall not harm thee, neither shall the smell of fire pass upon thee.
V. Iube, Dómine, benedícere.
Benedictio. Spíritus Sancti grátia illúminet sensus et corda nostra. Amen.

Lectio 3
Sir 51:14-17
14 Invocávi Dóminum, Patrem Dómini mei, ut non derelínquat me in die tribulatiónis meæ, et in témpore superbórum, sine adiutório.
15 Laudábo nomen tuum assidue, et collaudábo illud in confessióne, et exaudíta est orátio mea.
16 Et liberásti me de perditióne, et eripuísti me de témpore iníquo.
17 Proptérea confitebor, et laudem dicam tibi, et benedícam nómini Dómini.
V. Tu autem, Dómine, miserére nobis.
R. Deo grátias.

R. Strinxérunt córporis membra posita super cratículam: ministrántibus prunas insúltat Levíta Christi:
* Beáte Laurénti, Martyr Christi, intercéde pro nobis.
V. Mea nox obscurum non habet, sed ómnia in luce claréscunt.
R. Beáte Laurénti, Martyr Christi, intercéde pro nobis.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Beáte Laurénti, Martyr Christi, intercéde pro nobis.
V. Grant, Lord, a blessing.
Benediction. May the grace of the Holy Spirit enlighten all our hearts and minds. Amen.

Reading 3
Sir 51:14-17
14 I called upon the Lord, the father of my Lord, that he would not leave me in the day of my trouble, and in the time of the proud without help.
15 I will praise thy name continually, and will praise it with thanksgiving, and my prayer was heard.
16 And thou hast saved me from destruction, and hast delivered me from the evil time.
17 Therefore I will give thanks, and praise thee, and bless the name of the Lord.
V. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us.
R. Thanks be to God.

R. They laid him upon the grating, and stretched out his limbs. Christ's Levite held in derision them that brought the live coals.
* O Lawrence, blessed witness for Christ, plead for us!
V. The darkness is no darkness to me, but the night is all as clear as the morning, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.
R. O Lawrence, blessed witness for Christ, plead for us!
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Ghost.
R. O Lawrence, blessed witness for Christ, plead for us!
Nocturn II.
Ant. Beátus Lauréntius * orábat, dicens: Dómine Iesu Christe, Deus de Deo, miserére mihi servo tuo.
Psalmus 4 [4]
4:2 Cum invocárem exaudívit me Deus iustítiæ meæ: * in tribulatióne dilatásti mihi.
4:2 Miserére mei, * et exáudi oratiónem meam.
4:3 Fílii hóminum, úsquequo gravi corde? * ut quid dilígitis vanitátem, et quǽritis mendácium?
4:4 Et scitóte quóniam mirificávit Dóminus sanctum suum: * Dóminus exáudiet me cum clamávero ad eum.
4:5 Irascímini, et nolíte peccáre: * quæ dícitis in córdibus vestris, in cubílibus vestris compungímini.
4:6 Sacrificáte sacrifícium iustítiæ, et speráte in Dómino. * Multi dicunt: Quis osténdit nobis bona?
4:7 Signátum est super nos lumen vultus tui, Dómine: * dedísti lætítiam in corde meo.
4:8 A fructu fruménti, vini, et ólei sui * multiplicáti sunt.
4:9 In pace in idípsum * dórmiam, et requiéscam;
4:10 Quóniam tu, Dómine, singuláriter in spe * constituísti me.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Sicut erat in princípio, et nunc, et semper, * et in sǽcula sæculórum. Amen.

Ant. Beátus Lauréntius orábat, dicens: Dómine Iesu Christe, Deus de Deo, miserére mihi servo tuo.
Nocturn II.
Ant. The blessed Lawrence prayed * and said: O Lord Jesus Christ, God of God, take pity upon me thy servant.
Psalm 4 [4]
4:2 When I called upon him, the God of my justice heard me: * when I was in distress, thou hast enlarged me.
4:2 Have mercy on me: * and hear my prayer.
4:3 O ye sons of men, how long will you be dull of heart? * Why do you love vanity, and seek after lying?
4:4 Know ye also that the Lord hath made his holy one wonderful: * the Lord will hear me when I shall cry unto him.
4:5 Be ye angry, and sin not: * the things you say in your hearts, be sorry for them upon your beds.
4:6 Offer up the sacrifice of justice, and trust in the Lord: * many say, Who sheweth us good things?
4:7 The light of thy countenance, O Lord, is signed upon us: * thou hast given gladness in my heart.
4:8 By the fruit of their corn, their wine, and oil, * they are multiplied.
4:9 In peace in the selfsame * I will sleep, and I will rest:
4:10 For thou, O Lord, singularly * hast settled me in hope.
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Ghost.
R. As it was in the beginning, is now, * and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Ant. The blessed Lawrence prayed and said: O Lord Jesus Christ, God of God, take pity upon me thy servant.
Ant. Dixit Románus * ad beátum Lauréntium: Vídeo ante te iúvenem pulchérrimum, festína me baptizáre.
Psalmus 5 [5]
5:2 Verba mea áuribus pércipe, Dómine, * intéllege clamórem meum.
5:3 Inténde voci oratiónis meæ, * Rex meus et Deus meus.
5:4 Quóniam ad te orábo: * Dómine, mane exáudies vocem meam.
5:5 Mane astábo tibi et vidébo: * quóniam non Deus volens iniquitátem tu es.
5:6 Neque habitábit iuxta te malígnus: * neque permanébunt iniústi ante óculos tuos.
5:7 Odísti omnes, qui operántur iniquitátem: * perdes omnes, qui loquúntur mendácium.
5:7 Virum sánguinum et dolósum abominábitur Dóminus: * ego autem in multitúdine misericórdiæ tuæ.
5:8 Introíbo in domum tuam: * adorábo ad templum sanctum tuum in timóre tuo.
5:9 Dómine, deduc me in iustítia tua: * propter inimícos meos dírige in conspéctu tuo viam meam.
5:10 Quóniam non est in ore eórum véritas: * cor eórum vanum est.
5:11 Sepúlcrum patens est guttur eórum, linguis suis dolóse agébant, * iúdica illos, Deus.
5:11 Décidant a cogitatiónibus suis, secúndum multitúdinem impietátum eórum expélle eos, * quóniam irritavérunt te, Dómine.
5:12 Et læténtur omnes, qui sperant in te, * in ætérnum exsultábunt: et habitábis in eis.
5:12 Et gloriabúntur in te omnes, qui díligunt nomen tuum, * quóniam tu benedíces iusto.
5:13 Dómine, ut scuto bonæ voluntátis tuæ * coronásti nos.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Sicut erat in princípio, et nunc, et semper, * et in sǽcula sæculórum. Amen.

Ant. Dixit Románus ad beátum Lauréntium: Vídeo ante te iúvenem pulchérrimum, festína me baptizáre.
Ant. Romanus said * to Blessed Lawrence: I see in front of thee a very well-favoured young man; make haste to baptize me.
Psalm 5 [5]
5:2 Give ear, O Lord, to my words * understand my cry.
5:3 Hearken to the voice of my prayer, * O my King and my God.
5:4 For to thee will I pray: * O Lord, in the morning thou shalt hear my voice.
5:5 In the morning I will stand before thee, and will see: * because thou art not a God that willest iniquity.
5:6 Neither shall the wicked dwell near thee: * nor shall the unjust abide before thy eyes.
5:7 Thou hatest all the workers of iniquity: * thou wilt destroy all that speak a lie.
5:7 The bloody and the deceitful man the Lord will abhor. * But as for me in the multitude of thy mercy,
5:8 I will come into thy house; * I will worship towards thy holy temple, in thy fear.
5:9 Conduct me, O Lord, in thy justice: * because of my enemies, direct my way in thy sight.
5:10 For there is no truth in their mouth: * their heart is vain.
5:11 Their throat is an open sepulchre: they dealt deceitfully with their tongues: * judge them, O God.
5:11 Let them fall from their devices: according to the multitude of their wickednesses cast them out: * for they have provoked thee, O Lord.
5:12 But let all them be glad that hope in thee: * they shall rejoice for ever, and thou shalt dwell in them.
5:12 And all they that love thy name shall glory in thee: * For thou wilt bless the just.
5:13 O Lord, thou hast crowned us, * as with a shield of thy good will.
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Ghost.
R. As it was in the beginning, is now, * and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Ant. Romanus said to Blessed Lawrence: I see in front of thee a very well-favoured young man; make haste to baptize me.
Ant. Beátus Lauréntius * dixit: Mea nox obscúrum non habet, sed ómnia in luce claréscunt.
Psalmus 8 [6]
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 eius? * 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 subiecísti sub pédibus eius, * 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. Beátus Lauréntius dixit: Mea nox obscúrum non habet, sed ómnia in luce claréscunt.
Ant. The blessed Lawrence said: The darkness is no darkness to me, * but the night is all as clear as morning, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.
Psalm 8 [6]
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. The blessed Lawrence said: The darkness is no darkness to me, but the night is all as clear as morning, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.
V. Posuísti, Dómine, super caput eius.
R. Corónam de lápide pretióso.
V. O Lord, Thou hast set a crown of precious stones.
R. Upon his head.
Pater noster, qui es in cælis, sanctificétur nomen tuum: advéniat regnum tuum: fiat volúntas tua, sicut in cælo et in terra. Panem nostrum quotidiánum da nobis hódie: et dimítte nobis débita nostra, sicut et nos dimíttimus debitóribus nostris:
V. Et ne nos indúcas in tentatiónem:
R. Sed líbera nos a malo.
Absolutio. Ipsíus píetas et misericórdia nos ádiuvet, qui cum Patre et Spíritu Sancto vivit et regnat in sǽcula sæculórum. Amen.
Our Father, who art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us.
V. And lead us not into temptation:
R. But deliver us from evil.
Absolution. May His loving-kindness and mercy help us, Who liveth and reigneth with the Father, and the Holy Ghost, world without end. Amen.

V. Iube, Dómine, benedícere.
Benedictio. Deus Pater omnípotens sit nobis propítius et clemens. Amen.

Lectio 4
Sermo sancti Leónis Papæ
In Natali S. Lauréntii, post initium
Cum furor gentílium potestátum in electíssima quæque Christi membra sævíret, ac præcípue eos qui ordinis erant sacerdotális impéteret, in levítam Lauréntium, qui non solum ministério sacramentórum sed étiam dispensatióne ecclesiásticæ substántiæ præeminébat, ímpius persecútor efférbuit, dúplicem sibi prædam de uníus viri comprehensióne promíttens; quem, si fecísset sacræ pecúniæ traditórem, fáceret étiam veræ religiónis exsórtem. Armátur itaque gémina face homo pecúniæ cúpidus et veritátis inimícus: avarítia, ut rápiat aurum; impietáte, ut áuferat Christum. Póstulat sibi ab immaculáto sacrárii prǽsule opes ecclesiásticas, quibus avidíssimus inhiábat, inférri. Cui levíta castíssimus, ubi eas repósitas habéret osténdens, numerosíssimos sanctórum páuperum óbtulit greges, in quorum victu atque vestítu inamissíbiles condíderat facultátes, quæ tanto intégrius erant salvæ, quanto sánctius probabántur expénsæ.
V. Tu autem, Dómine, miserére nobis.
R. Deo grátias.

R. Quo progréderis sine fílio, pater? quo, sacérdos sancte, sine diácono próperas?
* Tu nunquam sine minístro sacrifícium offérre consuéveras.
V. Quid ergo in me displícuit paternitáti tuæ? numquid degénerem me probásti? Experíre utrum idóneum minístrum elégeris, cui commisísti Domínici sánguinis dispensatiónem.
R. Tu nunquam sine minístro sacrifícium offérre consuéveras.

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

Reading 4
The Lesson is taken From the Sermons of Pope St. Leo the Great.
For St. Lawrence's Birthday.
Then the fury of the heathen power was raging against Christ's choicest members, in aiming in especial at such as were of the Priestly Order, the wicked persecutor turned fiercely on the Levite Lawrence, who was remarkable, not only as a minister of the Sacraments, but also as distributor of the property of the Church, promising himself a double prey by the taking of this one man, namely, to make him betray the consecrated treasure, and apostatise from the true faith. The wretch was thus doubly fired by his greed for money and his hatred of the truth, his greed urging him to seize the gold, and his wickedness to rob a believer of Christ. He demanded of the upright keeper of the sacred treasury, to bring him the wealth of the Church, for which his rapacity longed. But the pureminded Levite showed him where these riches were stored, by bringing before him a great multitude of holy poor, by the feeding and clothing of whom he had laid up all. that he had, in such wise, that it could be lost no more, and was now all the safer, as the way of spending it had been the holier.
V. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us.
R. Thanks be to God.

R. Father, whither goest thou without thy son? Holy Priest, dost thou fare hence without a Deacon?
* It hath never been thy use to offer sacrifice without a minister.
V. What therefore in me hath displeased thee, my Father? Hast thou tried me and found me unworthy to be called thy son Make trial if I am indeed an useless servant, even I, whom thou didst choose, to commit unto me the administration of the Cup of the Blood of the Lord.
R. It hath never been thy use to offer sacrifice without a minister.
V. Iube, Dómine, benedícere.
Benedictio. Christus perpétuæ det nobis gáudia vitæ. Amen.

Lectio 5
Fremit ergo prædo frustrátus, et in ódium religiónis, quæ talem divitiárum usum instituísset, ardéscens, direptiónem thesáuri potióris aggréditur, apud quem nullam denariórum substántiam reperísset; ut illud depósitum, quo sacrátius erat dives, auférret. Renuntiáre Christo Lauréntium iubet, et solidíssimam illam levítici animi fortitúdinem diris parat urgére súpplíciis; quorum ubi prima nil óbtinent, vehementióra succédunt. Láceros artus et multa vérberum sectióne conscissos subiécto prǽcipit igne torréri; ut per cratem férream, quæ iam de fervóre contínuo vim in se habéret uréndi, conversórum altérna mutatióne membrórum, fíeret cruciátus veheméntior et pœna prodúctior.
V. Tu autem, Dómine, miserére nobis.
R. Deo grátias.

R. Noli me derelínquere, pater sancte, quia thesáuros tuos iam expéndi.
* Non ego te désero, fili, neque derelínquo; sed maióra tibi debéntur pro fide Christi certámina.
V. Nos quasi senes levióris pugnæ cursum recípimus, te autem quasi iúvenem manet gloriósior de tyránno triúmphus: post tríduum me sequéris sacerdótem levíta.
R. Non ego te désero, fili, neque derelínquo; sed maióra tibi debéntur pro fide Christi certámina.
V. Grant, Lord, a blessing.
Benediction. May Christ to all His people give, for ever in His sight to live. Amen.

Reading 5
The baffled thief chafed, and his hatred for the godliness which had appointed such an use of riches, flaming forth, he attempted the robbery of a dearer treasure from him in whose hands he had found no coin, even to take from him that possession wherein he had holier wealth. He commanded Lawrence to deny Christ, and made ready to assail the immovable firmness of the Levite's soul with appalling tortures, of which the failure of the first was followed by the application of others more fearful still. When his limbs had been mangled and cut by many stripes, his tormentor ordered them to be roasted over a fire. He was laid on an iron grating, the bars of which by the continual fire below, became themselves burning hot, so that by turning and rearranging his limbs upon them, his agony was kept keener, and his suffering made to last longer.
V. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us.
R. Thanks be to God.

R. Leave me not, holy Father, for I have spent already thy treasures.
* I leave thee not, my son, neither forsake thee but there awaiteth thee for Christ's truth a wrestling sterner than mine.
V. We, as old men, have an easier race to run; for thee in thy youth, there is kept a more glorious victory over the enemy; yet three days, and thou shalt follow me, the Deacon behind the Priest.
R. I leave thee not, my son, neither forsake thee but there awaiteth thee for Christ's truth a wrestling sterner than mine.
V. Iube, Dómine, benedícere.
Benedictio. Ignem sui amóris accéndat Deus in córdibus nostris. Amen.

Lectio 6
Nihil óbtines, nihil próficis, sæva crudélitas. Subtráhitur torméntis tuis matéria mortális, et, Lauréntio in cælos abeúnte, tu déficis flammis tuis. Superári cáritas Christi flamma non pótuit; et ségnior fuit ignis, qui foris ussit, quam qui intus accéndit. Sævísti persecútor in Mártyrem: sævísti, et auxísti palmam, dum ággeras pœnam. Nam quid non ad victóris glóriam ingénium tuum réperit, quando in honórem transiérunt triúmphi étiam instruménta supplícii? Gaudeámus ígitur, dilectíssimi, gáudio spiritáli, et de felicíssimo íncliti viri fine gloriémur in Dómino, qui est mirábilis in Sanctis suis, in quibus nobis et præsídium constítuit et exémplum; atque ita per univérsum mundum claríficat glóriam suam, ut a solis ortu usque ad occásum, leviticórum lúminum coruscánte fulgóre, quam clarificáta est Ierosólyma Stéphano, tam illústris fíeret Roma Lauréntio.
V. Tu autem, Dómine, miserére nobis.
R. Deo grátias.

R. Beátus Lauréntius clamávit et dixit: Deum meum colo, illi soli sérvio;
* Et ídeo non tímeo torménta tua.
V. Mea nox obscúrum non habet, sed ómnia in luce claréscunt.
R. Et ídeo non tímeo torménta tua.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Et ídeo non tímeo torménta tua.
V. Grant, Lord, a blessing.
Benediction. May the Spirit's fire Divine in our hearts enkindled shine. Amen.

Reading 6
Cruel savage! thou gainest nothing, and advancest nothing. That which can die passeth by degrees beyond the reach of thy tortures, and when Lawrence departeth to heaven, thou and thy fires are conquered. The love of Christ could not be overcome by the flames, and the glow that scorched the outward man was colder than that that burnt in the inner. Thou didst rage, O thou persecutor thou didst rage against the Martyr, but by making keener his agony, thou hast but made nobler his palm. What did thine imagination fail to discover that could minister to the glory of him who conquered thee, since even the means of his execution have turned to the honour of his triumph Wherefore, dearly beloved brethren, let us rejoice with spiritual joy, and make our boast in the Lord, Who is wonderful in His Saints, Ps. lxvii. 36, and hath given unto us, in them an help and an example let us, I say, make our boast of the extraordinary happiness of the illustrious Lawrence's end, in that same Lord Who hath so glorified the name of His servant throughout the whole world, that from the rising of the sun unto the going down thereof, wheresoever the constellation of the Levitical lights shineth, even as Jerusalem is made glorious by Stephen, so Rome is made famous by Lawrence.
V. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us.
R. Thanks be to God.

R. The blessed Lawrence cried and said: My God do I worship, and Him only do I serve
* And therefore I am not afraid of thy tortures.
V. The darkness is no darkness to me, but the night is all as clear as the morning, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.
R. And therefore I am not afraid of thy tortures.
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Ghost.
R. And therefore I am not afraid of thy tortures.
Nocturn III.
Ant. Strinxérunt * córporis membra pósita super cratículam: subiciéntibus prunas insúltat Levíta Christi.
Psalmus 14 [7]
14:1 Dómine, quis habitábit in tabernáculo tuo? * aut quis requiéscet in monte sancto tuo?
14:2 Qui ingréditur sine mácula, * et operátur iustítiam:
14:3 Qui lóquitur veritátem in corde suo, * qui non egit dolum in lingua sua:
14:3 Nec fecit próximo suo malum, * et oppróbrium non accépit advérsus próximos suos.
14:4 Ad níhilum dedúctus est in conspéctu eius malígnus: * timéntes autem Dóminum gloríficat:
14:5 Qui iurat próximo suo, et non décipit, * qui pecúniam suam non dedit ad usúram, et múnera super innocéntem non accépit.
14:5 Qui facit hæc: * non movébitur in ætérnum.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Sicut erat in princípio, et nunc, et semper, * et in sǽcula sæculórum. Amen.

Ant. Strinxérunt córporis membra pósita super cratículam: subiciéntibus prunas insúltat Levíta Christi.
Nocturn III.
Ant. They laid him upon the grating, and stretched out his limbs; * Christ's Levite held in derision them that brought the live coals.
Psalm 14 [7]
14:1 Lord, who shall dwell in thy tabernacle? * or who shall rest in thy holy hill?
14:2 He that walketh without blemish, * and worketh justice:
14:3 He that speaketh truth in his heart, * who hath not used deceit in his tongue:
14:3 Nor hath done evil to his neighbour: * nor taken up a reproach against his neighbours.
14:4 In his sight the malignant is brought to nothing: * but he glorifieth them that fear the Lord:
14:5 He that sweareth to his neighbour, and deceiveth not; * He that hath not put out his money to usury, nor taken bribes against the innocent:
14:5 He that doth these things, * shall not be moved for ever.
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Ghost.
R. As it was in the beginning, is now, * and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Ant. They laid him upon the grating, and stretched out his limbs; Christ's Levite held in derision them that brought the live coals.
Ant. Igne me examinásti, * et non est invénta in me iníquitas.
Psalmus 16 [8]
16:1 Exáudi, Dómine, iustítiam meam: * inténde deprecatiónem meam.
16:1 Áuribus pércipe oratiónem meam, * non in lábiis dolósis.
16:2 De vultu tuo iudícium meum pródeat: * óculi tui vídeant æquitátes.
16:3 Probásti cor meum, et visitásti nocte: * igne me examinásti, et non est invénta in me iníquitas.
16:4 Ut non loquátur os meum ópera hóminum: * propter verba labiórum tuórum ego custodívi vias duras.
16:5 Pérfice gressus meos in sémitis tuis: * ut non moveántur vestígia mea.
16:6 Ego clamávi, quóniam exaudísti me, Deus: * inclína aurem tuam mihi, et exáudi verba mea.
16:7 Mirífica misericórdias tuas, * qui salvos facis sperántes in te.
16:8 A resisténtibus déxteræ tuæ custódi me, * ut pupíllam óculi.
16:9 Sub umbra alárum tuárum prótege me: * a fácie impiórum qui me afflixérunt.
16:10 Inimíci mei ánimam meam circumdedérunt, ádipem suum conclusérunt: * os eórum locútum est supérbiam.
16:11 Proiciéntes me nunc circumdedérunt me: * óculos suos statuérunt declináre in terram.
16:12 Suscepérunt me sicut leo parátus ad prædam: * et sicut cátulus leónis hábitans in ábditis.
16:13 Exsúrge, Dómine, prævéni eum, et supplánta eum: * éripe ánimam meam ab ímpio, frámeam tuam ab inimícis manus tuæ.
16:14 Dómine, a paucis de terra dívide eos in vita eórum: * de abscónditis tuis adimplétus est venter eórum.
16:14 Saturáti sunt fíliis: * et dimisérunt relíquias suas párvulis suis.
16:15 Ego autem in iustítia apparébo conspéctui tuo: * satiábor cum apparúerit glória tua.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Sicut erat in princípio, et nunc, et semper, * et in sǽcula sæculórum. Amen.

Ant. Igne me examinásti, et non est invénta in me iníquitas.
Ant. Thou hast tried me with fire, * and found no wickedness in me.
Psalm 16 [8]
16:1 Hear, O Lord, my justice: * attend to my supplication.
16:1 Give ear unto my prayer, * which proceedeth not from deceitful lips.
16:2 Let my judgment come forth from thy countenance: * let thy eyes behold the things that are equitable.
16:3 Thou hast proved my heart, and visited it by night, * thou hast tried me by fire: and iniquity hath not been found in me.
16:4 That my mouth may not speak the works of men: * for the sake of the words of thy lips, I have kept hard ways.
16:5 Perfect thou my goings in thy paths: * that my footsteps be not moved.
16:6 I have cried to thee, for thou, O God, hast heard me: * O incline thy ear unto me, and hear my words.
16:7 Shew forth thy wonderful mercies; * thou who savest them that trust in thee.
16:8 From them that resist thy right hand keep me, * as the apple of thy eye.
16:9 Protect me under the shadow of thy wings. * from the face of the wicked who have afflicted me.
16:10 My enemies have surrounded my soul: They have shut up their fat: * their mouth hath spoken proudly.
16:11 They have cast me forth, and now they have surrounded me: * they have set their eyes bowing down to the earth.
16:12 They have taken me, as a lion prepared for the prey; * and as a young lion dwelling in secret places.
16:13 Arise, O Lord, disappoint him and supplant him; * deliver my soul from the wicked one; thy sword from the enemies of thy hand.
16:14 O Lord, divide them from the few of the earth in their life: * their belly is filled from thy hidden stores.
16:14 They are full of children: * and they have left to their little ones the rest of their substance.
16:15 But as for me, I will appear before thy sight in justice: * I shall be satisfied when thy glory shall appear.
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Ghost.
R. As it was in the beginning, is now, * and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Ant. Thou hast tried me with fire, and found no wickedness in me.
Ant. Interrogátus * te Dóminum conféssus sum, assátus grátias ago.
Psalmus 20 [9]
20:2 Dómine, in virtúte tua lætábitur rex: * et super salutáre tuum exsultábit veheménter.
20:3 Desidérium cordis eius tribuísti ei: * et voluntáte labiórum eius non fraudásti eum.
20:4 Quóniam prævenísti eum in benedictiónibus dulcédinis: * posuísti in cápite eius 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 eius 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. Interrogátus te Dóminum conféssus sum, assátus grátias ago.
Ant. When I was asked, I acknowledged thee to be the Lord; now that I am roasted, I give thee thanks.
Psalm 20 [9]
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. When I was asked, I acknowledged thee to be the Lord; now that I am roasted, I give thee thanks.
V. Magna est glória eius in salutári tuo.
R. Glóriam et magnum decórem impónes super eum.
V. His glory is great in thy salvation.
R. Honour and great majesty shalt Thou lay upon him.
Pater noster, qui es in cælis, sanctificétur nomen tuum: advéniat regnum tuum: fiat volúntas tua, sicut in cælo et in terra. Panem nostrum quotidiánum da nobis hódie: et dimítte nobis débita nostra, sicut et nos dimíttimus debitóribus nostris:
V. Et ne nos indúcas in tentatiónem:
R. Sed líbera nos a malo.
Absolutio. A vínculis peccatórum nostrórum absólvat nos omnípotens et miséricors Dóminus. Amen.
Our Father, who art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us.
V. And lead us not into temptation:
R. But deliver us from evil.
Absolution. May the Almighty and merciful Lord loose us from the bonds of our sins. Amen.

V. Iube, Dómine, benedícere.
Benedictio. Evangélica léctio sit nobis salus et protéctio. Amen.

Lectio 7
Léctio sancti Evangélii secúndum Ioánnem
Ioannes 12:24-26
In illo témpore: Dixit Iesus discípulis suis: Amen, amen dico vobis, nisi granum fruménti cadens in terram, mórtuum fúerit, ipsum solum manet. Et réliqua.

Homilía sancti Augustíni Epíscopi
Tract. 51 in Ioánnem, sub medium
Ipse Dóminus Iesus erat granum mortificándum et multiplicándum; mortificándum infidelitáte Iudæórum, multiplicándum fide populórum. Iam vero exhórtans ad passiónis suæ sectánda vestígia, Qui amat, inquit, ánimam suam, perdet eam. Quod duóbus modis intéllegi potest. Qui amat, perdet; id est, si amas, perdes. Si cupis vitam tenére in Christo, noli mortem timére pro Christo. Item álio modo: Qui amat ánimam suam, perdet eam; noli amáre, ne perdas; noli amáre in hac vita, ne perdas in ætérna vita.
V. Tu autem, Dómine, miserére nobis.
R. Deo grátias.

R. In cratícula te Deum non negávi,
* Et ad ignem applicátus te Dóminum Iesum Christum conféssus sum.
V. Probásti, Dómine, cor meum, et visitásti nocte.
R. Et ad ignem applicátus te Dóminum Iesum Christum conféssus sum.

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

Reading 7
From the Holy Gospel according to John
John 12:24-26
At that time, Jesus said unto His disciples: Amen, Amen, I say unto you, except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone. And so on.

Homily by St. Augustine, Bishop of Hippo.
From Tract 51 on John.
The Lord Jesus was Himself a corn of wheat that was to die and bring forth much fruit to die by the unbelief of the Jews, and to bring forth much fruit in the faith of the Gentiles. He, exhorting men to follow His steps, saith: He that loveth his life shall lose it. Now, these words may be understood in two ways. First he that loveth his life shall lose it, that is, If thou love life, thou wilt lose it; if thou wilt live for ever in Christ, refuse not to die for Christ. Or secondly, he that loveth his life shall lose it; love not then that which thou shalt lose; love not this present life, so that thou be thereby in jeopardy of losing life eternal.
V. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us.
R. Thanks be to God.

R. Upon the bars I denied thee not, O God.
* And when they put me to the fire, I acknowledged thee to be the Lord, O Jesus Christ.
V. Lord, Thou hast proved mine heart and visited it by night.
R. And when they put me to the fire, I acknowledged thee to be the Lord, O Jesus Christ.
V. Iube, Dómine, benedícere.
Benedictio. Cuius festum cólimus, ipse intercédat pro nobis ad Dóminum. Amen.

Lectio 8
Hoc autem, quod postérius dixi, magis habére vidétur evangélicus sensus; séquitur enim: Et qui odit ánimam suam in hoc mundo, in vitam ætérnam custódit eam. Ergo, quod supra dictum est, Qui amat, subintellégitur in hoc mundo, in vitam ætérnam ipse custódit eam. Magna et mira senténtia, quemádmodum sit hóminis in ánimam suam amor ut péreat, ódium ne péreat. Si male amáveris, tunc odísti; si bene óderis, tunc amásti. Felíces, qui odérunt custodiéndo, ne perdant amándo.
V. Tu autem, Dómine, miserére nobis.
R. Deo grátias.

R. O Hippólyte, si credíderis in Dóminum Iesum Christum,
* Et thesáuros tibi osténdo, et vitam ætérnam promítto.
V. Beátus Lauréntius Hippólyto dixit: Si credis in Dóminum Iesum Christum.
R. Et thesáuros tibi osténdo, et vitam ætérnam promítto.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Et thesáuros tibi osténdo, et vitam ætérnam promítto.
V. Grant, Lord, a blessing.
Benediction. He whose feast-day we are keeping, be our Advocate with God. Amen.

Reading 8
What this second interpretation is the meaning of the Gospel, appeareth most probable from the words which follow: And he that hateth his life in this world, shall keep it unto life eternal. From which we may suppose the sense of the first words to be: He that loveth his life in this world shall lose it unto life eternal. This is a great and marvellous saying, showing how a man may so love life as to lose life, and so hate life as to keep life. If thou love it too well, then dost thou hate it; if thou hate it with an holy hatred, then dost thou love it. Blessed are they that, lest they should so love it as to lose it, so hate it as to keep it.
V. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us.
R. Thanks be to God.

R. O Hippolytus, if thou believest in the Lord Jesus Christ,
* I lay before thee treasure an hundredfold, and promise thee life everlasting.
V. The blessed Lawrence said unto Hippolytus: If thou believest in the Lord Jesus Christ.
R. I lay before thee treasure an hundred-fold, and promise thee life everlasting.
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Ghost.
R. I lay before thee treasure an hundred-fold, and promise thee life everlasting.
V. Iube, Dómine, benedícere.
Benedictio. Ad societátem cívium supernórum perdúcat nos Rex Angelórum. Amen.

Lectio 9
Sed vide ne tibi subrépat, ut teípsum velis interímere, sic intellegéndo, quod debes odísse in hoc mundo ánimam tuam. Hinc enim quidam malígni atque pervérsi hómines, et in seípsis crudelióres et sceleratióres homicídæ, flammis se donant, aquis se præfócant, præcipítio se collídunt, et péreunt. Hoc Christus non dócuit; immo étiam diábolo præcipítium suggerénti respóndit: Redi retro, sátana: scriptum est, Non tentábis Dóminum, Deum tuum. Petro autem dixit, signíficans qua morte clarificatúrus erat Deum: Cum esses iúnior, cingébas te, et ambulábas quo volébas; cum autem senúeris, alter te cinget et feret quo tu non vis. Ubi satis expréssit, non a seipso, sed ab álio debére occídi, qui vestígia séquitur Christi.
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
Beware, lest thou take these words: He that hateth his life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal as some do, for an approval of suicide. Some evil and perverse men, bloody and guilty murderers of themselves, do indeed throw themselves into the fire, drown themselves in water, and cast themselves down precipices, and so perish. This is not the teaching of Christ, Who, when the devil would have Him cast Himself down from an high place, answered: Get thee behind Me, Satan. It is written, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God. Matth. iv. 5-7. Who also said to Peter, signifying by what death he should glorify God: When thou wast young thou girdedst thyself and walkedst whither thou wouldest; but when thou shalt be old, another shall gird thee, and carry thee whither thou wouldest not. John xxi. 18. From which it is evident that he that would follow Christ's footsteps, must be slain, not by himself, but by another.
V. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us.
R. Thanks be to God.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Vouchsafe, O Lord, to keep us * this day without sin.
O Lord, have mercy upon us, * have mercy upon us.
O Lord, let thy mercy lighten upon us, * as our trust is in thee.
O Lord, in thee have I trusted, * let me never be confounded.
Reliqua omittuntur, nisi Laudes separandae sint.
Skip the rest, unless praying Lauds separately.
Oratio {ex Proprio Sanctorum}
V. Dómine, exáudi oratiónem meam.
R. Et clamor meus ad te véniat.
Orémus
Da nobis, quǽsumus, omnípotens Deus: vitiórum nostrórum flammas exstínguere; qui beáto Lauréntio tribuísti tormentórum suórum incéndia superáre.
Per Dóminum nostrum Iesum Christum, Fílium tuum: qui tecum vivit et regnat in unitáte Spíritus Sancti Deus, per ómnia sǽcula sæculórum.
R. Amen.

Prayer {from the Proper of Saints}
V. O Lord, hear my prayer.
R. And let my cry come unto thee.
Let us pray.
O Almighty God, Who didst give unto Blessed Lawrence power to be more than conqueror in his fiery torment, grant unto us, we beseech thee, the power to quench the flames of our sinful lusts.
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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