In Assumptione Beatæ Mariæ Virginis ~ I. classis
Tempora: Feria Quarta infra Hebdomadam XII post Octavam Pentecostes II. Augusti

Ad Matutinum    08-15-2018

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.
Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
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.
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Ghost.
As it was in the beginning, is now, * and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
Alleluia.
Invitatorium {Antiphona ex Proprio Sanctorum}
Ant. Veníte, adorémus Regem regum, * Cuius hódie ad æthéreum Virgo Mater assúmpta est cælum.
Ant. Veníte, adorémus Regem regum, * Cuius hódie ad æthéreum Virgo Mater assúmpta est cælum.
Veníte, exsultémus Dómino, iubilémus Deo, salutári nostro: præoccupémus fáciem eius in confessióne, et in psalmis iubilémus ei.
Ant. Veníte, adorémus Regem regum, * Cuius hódie ad æthéreum Virgo Mater assúmpta est cælum.
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. Cuius hódie ad æthéreum Virgo Mater assúmpta est cælum.
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. Veníte, adorémus Regem regum, * Cuius hódie ad æthéreum Virgo Mater assúmpta est cælum.
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. Cuius hódie ad æthéreum Virgo Mater assúmpta est cælum.
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. Veníte, adorémus Regem regum, * Cuius hódie ad æthéreum Virgo Mater assúmpta est cælum.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Sicut erat in princípio, et nunc, et semper, * et in sǽcula sæculórum. Amen.
Ant. Cuius hódie ad æthéreum Virgo Mater assúmpta est cælum.
Ant. Veníte, adorémus Regem regum, * Cuius hódie ad æthéreum Virgo Mater assúmpta est cælum.
Invitatory {Antiphon from the Proper of Saints}
Ant. O come let us worship the King of kings. * This day was His Mother taken to the heavens above.
Ant. O come let us worship the King of kings. * This day was His Mother taken to the heavens above.
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. O come let us worship the King of kings. * This day was His Mother taken to the heavens above.
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. This day was His Mother taken to the heavens above.
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. O come let us worship the King of kings. * This day was His Mother taken to the heavens above.
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. This day was His Mother taken to the heavens above.
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. O come let us worship the King of kings. * This day was His Mother taken to the heavens above.
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Ghost.
R. As it was in the beginning, is now, * and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
Ant. This day was His Mother taken to the heavens above.
Ant. O come let us worship the King of kings. * This day was His Mother taken to the heavens above.
Hymnus {ex Proprio Sanctorum}
Surge! Iam terris fera bruma cessit,
Ridet in pratis decus omne florum,
Alma quæ Vitæ Génetrix fuísti,
Surge, María!

Lílium fulgens velut in rubéto,
Mortis auctórem teris una, carpens
Sóntibus fructum pátribus negátum
Arbore vitæ.

Arca non putri fabricáta ligno
Manna tu servas, fluit unde virtus,
Ipsa qua surgent animáta rursus
Ossa sepúlcris.

Prǽsidis mentis dócilis minístra,
Haud caro tabo pátitur resólvi;
Spíritus imo sine fine consors
Tendit ad astra.

Surge! Dilécto pete nixa cælum,
Sume consértum diadéma stellis,
Teque natórum récinens beátam
Excipe carmen.

Laus sit excélsæ Tríadi perénnis,
Quæ tibi, Virgo, tríbuit corónam,
Atque regínam statuítque nostram
Próvida matrem.
Amen.
Hymn {from the Proper of Saints}
Arise! the cold blasts from earth have receded,
And in the field are lovely flowers smiling,
For thee, O gracious Mother, bearer of Life,
Arise, O Mary!

Beautiful Lily blooming 'mid the brambles,
Death's haughty author thou alone didst conquer,
Plucking life-giving tree of fruits the fathers
By sin did not taste.

Ark of sweet wood not destined for ruin,
Holding the manna, whence springeth forth the power
Summoning forth the bones again arisen
From depths of the tomb.

Thou handmaid, faithful to the Ruler of hearts,
Thy flesh cruel decay could never touch,
Thy soul of Spirit partaking without end,
Hath winged to the stars.

Leaning on thy beloved, arise, go heav'nward!
Accept the crown with stars for thee bedecked,
List to the hymn thy children sing on this day,
Calling thee blessed.

Praise to the Triune Godhead everlasting,
Who hath caused thee, O Virgin, to be crowned,
And providently willed our Queen thou shouldst be
Also our Mother.
Amen.
Psalmi cum lectionibus {Antiphonæ et Psalmi ex Proprio Sanctorum}
Nocturn I.
Ant. Exaltáta est * sancta Dei Génetrix super choros Angelórum ad cæléstia regna.
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 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 Ómnia 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. Exaltáta est sancta Dei Génetrix super choros Angelórum ad cæléstia regna.
Psalms with lections {Antiphons and psalms from the Proper of Saints}
Nocturn I.
Ant. The holy Mother of God is exalted over choirs of Angels * into the heavenly kingdom.
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. The holy Mother of God is exalted over choirs of Angels into the heavenly kingdom.
Ant. Paradísi portæ * per te nobis apértæ sunt, quæ hódie gloriósa cum Angelis triúmphas.
Psalmus 18 [2]
18:2 Cæli enárrant glóriam Dei: * et ópera mánuum eius 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 eius:
18:7 Et occúrsus eius usque ad summum eius: * nec est qui se abscóndat a calóre eius.
18:8 Lex Dómini immaculáta, convértens ánimas: * testimónium Dómini fidéle, sapiéntiam præstans párvulis.
18:9 Iustítiæ Dómini rectæ, lætificántes corda: * præcéptum Dómini lúcidum, illúminans óculos.
18:10 Timor Dómini sanctus, pérmanens in sǽculum sǽculi: * iudícia Dómini vera, iustificáta 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, adiútor 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. Paradísi portæ per te nobis apértæ sunt, quæ hódie gloriósa cum Angelis triúmphas.
Ant. Through thee have the gates of Paradise been thrown open to us, * O thou who this day dost triumph so gloriously among the Angels.
Psalm 18 [2]
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. Through thee have the gates of Paradise been thrown open to us, O thou who this day dost triumph so gloriously among the Angels.
Ant. Benedícta tu * in muliéribus, et benedíctus fructus ventris tui.
Psalmus 23 [3]
23:1 Dómini est terra, et plenitúdo eius: * orbis terrárum, et univérsi qui hábitant in eo.
23:2 Quia ipse super mária fundávit eum: * et super flúmina præparávit eum.
23:3 Quis ascéndet in montem Dómini? * aut quis stabit in loco sancto eius?
23:4 Ínnocens mánibus et mundo corde, * qui non accépit in vano ánimam suam, nec iurávit in dolo próximo suo.
23:5 Hic accípiet benedictiónem a Dómino: * et misericórdiam a Deo, salutári suo.
23:6 Hæc est generátio quæréntium eum, * quæréntium fáciem Dei Iacob.
23:7 Attóllite portas, príncipes, vestras, et elevámini, portæ æternáles: * et introíbit Rex glóriæ.
23:8 Quis est iste Rex glóriæ? * Dóminus fortis et potens: Dóminus potens in prǽlio.
23:9 Attóllite portas, príncipes, vestras, et elevámini, portæ æternáles: * et introíbit Rex glóriæ.
23:10 Quis est iste Rex glóriæ? * Dóminus virtútum ipse est Rex glóriæ.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Sicut erat in princípio, et nunc, et semper, * et in sǽcula sæculórum. Amen.

Ant. Benedícta tu in muliéribus, et benedíctus fructus ventris tui.
Ant. Blessed art thou among women, * and blessed is the Fruit of thy womb.
Psalm 23 [3]
23:1 The earth is the Lord’s and the fulness thereof: * the world, and all they that dwell therein.
23:2 For he hath founded it upon the seas; * and hath prepared it upon the rivers.
23:3 Who shall ascend into the mountain of the Lord: * or who shall stand in his holy place?
23:4 The innocent in hands, and clean of heart, * who hath not taken his soul in vain, nor sworn deceitfully to his neighbour.
23:5 He shall receive a blessing from the Lord, * and mercy from God his Saviour.
23:6 This is the generation of them that seek him, * of them that seek the face of the God of Jacob.
23:7 Lift up your gates, O ye princes, and be ye lifted up, O eternal gates: * and the King of Glory shall enter in.
23:8 Who is this King of Glory? * the Lord who is strong and mighty: the Lord mighty in battle.
23:9 Lift up your gates, O ye princes, and be ye lifted up, O eternal gates: * and the King of Glory shall enter in.
23:10 Who is this King of Glory? * the Lord of hosts, he is the King of Glory.
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Ghost.
R. As it was in the beginning, is now, * and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Ant. Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the Fruit of thy womb.
V. Exaltáta est sancta Dei Génetrix.
R. Super choros Angelórum ad cæléstia regna.
V. The holy Mother of God is exalted.
R. Over choirs of Angels into the heavenly kingdom.
Pater noster, qui es in cælis, sanctificétur nomen tuum: advéniat regnum tuum: fiat volúntas tua, sicut in cælo et in terra. Panem nostrum cotidiánum 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 Génesis
Gen 3:9-15
9 Vocavítque Dóminus Deus Adam, et dixit ei: Ubi es?
10 Qui ait: Vocem tuam audívi in paradiso; et tímui eo quod nudus essem, et abscóndi me.
11 Cui dixit: Quis enim indicávit tibi quod nudus esses, nisi quod ex ligno de quo præcéperam tibi ne coméderes, comedísti?
12 Dixítque Adam: Múlier quam dedísti mihi sóciam, dedit mihi de ligno, et comédi.
13 Et dixit Dóminus Deus ad mulíerem: Quare hoc fecísti? Quæ respóndit: Serpens decépit me, et comédi.
14 Et ait Dóminus Deus ad serpéntem: Quia fecísti hoc, maledíctus es inter ómnia animántia et béstias terræ; super pectus tuum gradiéris, et terram cómedes cunctis diébus vitæ tuæ.
15 Inimicítias ponam inter te et mulíerem, et semen tuum et semen illíus; ipsa cónteret caput tuum, et tu insidiáberis calcáneo eius.
V. Tu autem, Dómine, miserére nobis.
R. Deo grátias.

R. Vidi speciósam sicut colúmbam, ascendéntem désuper rivos aquárum, cuius inæstimábilis odor erat nimis in vestiméntis eius;
* Et sicut dies verni circúmdabant eam flores rosárum et lília convállium.
V. Quæ est ista quæ ascéndit per desértum sicut vírgula fumi ex aromátibus myrrhæ et thuris?
R. Et sicut dies verni circúmdabant eam flores rosárum et lília convállium.

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

Reading 1
Lesson from the book of Genesis
Gen 3:9-15
9 And the Lord God called Adam, and said to him: Where art thou?
10 And he said: I heard thy voice in paradise; and I was afraid, because I was naked, and I hid myself.
11 And he said to him: And who hath told thee that thou wast naked, but that thou hast eaten of the tree whereof I commanded thee that thou shouldst not eat?
12 And Adam said: The woman, whom thou gavest me to be my companion, gave me of the tree, and I did eat.
13 And the Lord God said to the woman: Why hast thou done this? And she answered: The serpent deceived me, and I did eat.
14 And the Lord God said to the serpent: Because thou hast done this thing, thou art cursed among all cattle, and beasts of the earth: upon thy breast shalt thou go, and earth shalt thou eat all the days of thy life.
15 I will put enmities between thee and the woman, and thy seed and her seed: she shall crush thy head, and thou shalt lie in wait for her heel.
V. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us.
R. Thanks be to God.

R. I saw her, when, fair like a dove, she winged her flight above the rivers of waters. The priceless savour of her perfumes hung heavy in her garments.
* And about her it was as the flower of roses in the spring of the year, and lilies of the valleys.
V. Who is this that cometh out of the wilderness like a pillar of smoke, perfumed with myrrh and frankincense?
R. And about her it was as the flower of roses in the spring of the year, and lilies of the valleys.
V. Iube, Dómine, benedícere.
Benedictio. Unigénitus Dei Fílius nos benedícere et adiuváre dignétur. Amen.

Lectio 2
De Epístola prima beáti Pauli Apóstoli ad Corínthios
1 Cor 15:20-26
20 Christus resurréxit a mórtuis primítiæ dormiéntium,
21 Quóniam quidem per hóminem mors, et per hóminem resurréctio mortuórum.
22 Et sicut in Adam omnes moriúntur, ita et in Christo omnes vivificabúntur;
23 Unusquísque autem in suo órdine: primítiæ Christus; deínde ii qui sunt Christi, qui in advéntu eius credidérunt.
24 Deínde finis, cum tradíderit regnum Deo et Patri, cum evacuáverit omnem principátum, et potestátem, et virtútem.
25 Opórtet autem illum regnáre, donec ponat omnes inimícos sub pédibus eius.
26 Novíssima autem inimíca destruétur mors.
V. Tu autem, Dómine, miserére nobis.
R. Deo grátias.

R. Sicut cedrus exaltáta sum in Líbano, et sicut cypréssus in monte Sion: quasi myrrha elécta,
* Dedi suavitátem odóris.
V. Et sicut cinnamómum et bálsamum aromatízans.
R. Dedi suavitátem odóris.
V. Grant, Lord, a blessing.
Benediction. May the Son, the Sole-begotten, mercifully bless and keep us. Amen.

Reading 2
From the First Epistle of Blessed Paul the Apostle to the Corinthians
1 Cor 15:20-26
20 But now Christ is risen from the dead, the firstfruits of them that sleep:
21 For by a man came death, and by a man the resurrection of the dead.
22 And as in Adam all die, so also in Christ all shall be made alive.
23 But every one in his own order: the firstfruits Christ, then they that are of Christ, who have believed in his coming.
24 Afterwards the end, when he shall have delivered up the kingdom to God and the Father, when he shall have brought to nought all principality, and power, and virtue.
25 For he must reign, until he hath put all his enemies under his feet.
26 And the enemy death shall be destroyed last.
V. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us.
R. Thanks be to God.

R. I was exalted like a cedar in Lebanon, and as a cypress-tree upon Mount Zion. Like the best myrrh
* I yielded a pleasant odour.
V. Like cinnamon and sweet balsam.
R. I yielded a pleasant odour.
V. Iube, Dómine, benedícere.
Benedictio. Spíritus Sancti grátia illúminet sensus et corda nostra. Amen.

Lectio 3
1 Cor 15:53-57
53 Opórtet enim corruptíbile hoc indúere incorruptiónem, et mortále hoc indúere immortalitátem.
54 Cum autem mortále hoc indúerit immortalitátem, tunc fiet sermo qui scriptus est: Absórpta est mors in victória.
55 Ubi est, mors, victória tua? ubi est, mors, stímulus tuus?
56 Stímulus autem mortis peccátum est, virtus vero peccáti lex.
57 Deo autem grátias, qui dedit nobis victóriam per Dóminum Iesum Christum.
V. Tu autem, Dómine, miserére nobis.
R. Deo grátias.

R. Quæ est ista quæ procéssit sicut sol, et formósa tamquam Ierúsalem?
* Vidérunt eam fíliæ Sion, et beátam dixérunt, et regínæ laudavérunt eam.
V. Et sicut dies verni circúmdabant eam flores rosárum et lília convállium.
R. Vidérunt eam fíliæ Sion, et beátam dixérunt, et regínæ laudavérunt eam.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Vidérunt eam fíliæ Sion, et beátam dixérunt, et regínæ laudavérunt eam.
V. Grant, Lord, a blessing.
Benediction. May the grace of the Holy Spirit enlighten all our hearts and minds. Amen.

Reading 3
1 Cor 15:53-57
53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption; and this mortal must put on immortality.
54 And when this mortal hath put on immortality, then shall come to pass the saying that is written: Death is swallowed up in victory.
55 O death, where is thy victory? O death, where is thy sting?
56 Now the sting of death is sin: and the power of sin is the law.
57 But thanks be to God, who hath given us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
V. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us.
R. Thanks be to God.

R. Who is this that cometh up like the sun? This, comely as Jerusalem?
* The daughters of Zion saw her, and called her blessed: the queens also, and they praised her.
V. And about her it was as the flower of roses in the spring of the year, and lilies of the valleys.
R. The daughters of Zion saw her, and called her blessed the queens also, and they praised her.
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Ghost.
R. The daughters of Zion saw her, and called her blessed the queens also, and they praised her.
Nocturn II.
Ant. Spécie tua * et pulchritúdine tua inténde, próspere procéde, et regna.
Psalmus 44 [4]
44:2 Eructávit cor meum verbum bonum: * dico ego ópera mea Regi.
44:2 Lingua mea cálamus scribæ: * velóciter scribéntis.
44:3 Speciósus forma præ fíliis hóminum, diffúsa est grátia in lábiis tuis: * proptérea benedíxit te Deus in ætérnum.
44:4 Accíngere gládio tuo super femur tuum, * potentíssime.
44:5 Spécie tua et pulchritúdine tua: * inténde, próspere procéde, et regna.
44:5 Propter veritátem, et mansuetúdinem, et iustítiam: * et dedúcet te mirabíliter déxtera tua.
44:6 Sagíttæ tuæ acútæ, pópuli sub te cadent: * in corda inimicórum Regis.
44:7 Sedes tua, Deus, in sǽculum sǽculi: * virga directiónis virga regni tui.
44:8 Dilexísti iustítiam, et odísti iniquitátem: * proptérea unxit te Deus, Deus tuus, óleo lætítiæ præ consórtibus tuis.
44:9 Myrrha, et gutta, et cásia a vestiméntis tuis, a dómibus ebúrneis: * ex quibus delectavérunt te fíliæ regum in honóre tuo.
44:10 Ástitit regína a dextris tuis in vestítu deauráto: * circúmdata varietáte.
44:11 Audi fília, et vide, et inclína aurem tuam: * et oblivíscere pópulum tuum et domum patris tui.
44:12 Et concupíscet Rex decórem tuum: * quóniam ipse est Dóminus Deus tuus, et adorábunt eum.
44:13 Et fíliæ Tyri in munéribus * vultum tuum deprecabúntur: omnes dívites plebis.
44:14 Omnis glória eius fíliæ Regis ab intus, * in fímbriis áureis circumamícta varietátibus.
44:15 Adducéntur Regi vírgines post eam: * próximæ eius afferéntur tibi.
44:16 Afferéntur in lætítia et exsultatióne: * adducéntur in templum Regis.
44:17 Pro pátribus tuis nati sunt tibi fílii: * constítues eos príncipes super omnem terram.
44:18 Mémores erunt nóminis tui: * in omni generatióne et generatiónem.
44:18 Proptérea pópuli confitebúntur tibi in ætérnum: * et in sǽculum sǽculi.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Sicut erat in princípio, et nunc, et semper, * et in sǽcula sæculórum. Amen.

Ant. Spécie tua et pulchritúdine tua inténde, próspere procéde, et regna.
Nocturn II.
Ant. In thy comeliness and thy beauty, * go forward, fare prosperously, and reign.
Psalm 44 [4]
44:2 My heart hath uttered a good word; * I speak my works to the King.
44:2 My tongue is the pen of a scrivener * that writeth swiftly.
44:3 Thou art beautiful above the sons of men: grace is poured abroad in thy lips; * therefore hath God blessed thee for ever.
44:4 Gird thy sword upon thy thigh, * O thou most mighty.
44:5 With thy comeliness and thy beauty * set out, proceed prosperously, and reign.
44:5 Because of truth and meekness and justice: * and thy right hand shall conduct thee wonderfully.
44:6 Thy arrows are sharp: under thee shall people fall, * into the hearts of the king’s enemies.
44:7 Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: * the sceptre of thy kingdom is a sceptre of uprightness.
44:8 Thou hast loved justice, and hated iniquity: * therefore God, thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows.
44:9 Myrrh and stacte and cassia perfume thy garments, from the ivory houses: * out of which the daughters of kings have delighted thee in thy glory.
44:10 The queen stood on thy right hand, in gilded clothing; * surrounded with variety.
44:11 Hearken, O daughter, and see, and incline thy ear: * and forget thy people and thy father’s house.
44:12 And the king shall greatly desire thy beauty; * for he is the Lord thy God, and him they shall adore.
44:13 And the daughters of Tyre with gifts, * yea, all the rich among the people, shall entreat thy countenance.
44:14 All the glory of the king’s daughter is within, * in golden borders, clothed round about with varieties.
44:15 After her shall virgins be brought to the king: * her neighbours shall be brought to thee.
44:16 They shall be brought with gladness and rejoicing: * they shall be brought into the temple of the king.
44:17 Instead of thy fathers, sons are born to thee: * thou shalt make them princes over all the earth.
44:18 They shall remember thy name * throughout all generations.
44:18 Therefore shall people praise thee for ever; yea, * for ever and 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. In thy comeliness and thy beauty, go forward, fare prosperously, and reign.
Ant. Sanctificávit * tabernáculum suum Altíssimus.
Psalmus 45 [5]
45:2 Deus noster refúgium, et virtus: * adiútor in tribulatiónibus, quæ invenérunt nos nimis.
45:3 Proptérea non timébimus dum turbábitur terra: * et transferéntur montes in cor maris.
45:4 Sonuérunt, et turbátæ sunt aquæ eórum: * conturbáti sunt montes in fortitúdine eius.
45:5 Flúminis ímpetus lætíficat civitátem Dei: * sanctificávit tabernáculum suum Altíssimus.
45:6 Deus in médio eius, non commovébitur: * adiuvábit eam Deus mane dilúculo.
45:7 Conturbátæ sunt gentes, et inclináta sunt regna: * dedit vocem suam, mota est terra.
45:8 Dóminus virtútum nobíscum: * suscéptor noster Deus Iacob.
45:9 Veníte, et vidéte ópera Dómini, quæ pósuit prodígia super terram: * áuferens bella usque ad finem terræ.
45:10 Arcum cónteret, et confrínget arma: * et scuta combúret igni.
45:11 Vacáte, et vidéte quóniam ego sum Deus: * exaltábor in géntibus, et exaltábor in terra.
45:12 Dóminus virtútum nobíscum: * suscéptor noster Deus Iacob.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Sicut erat in princípio, et nunc, et semper, * et in sǽcula sæculórum. Amen.

Ant. Sanctificávit tabernáculum suum Altíssimus.
Ant. The Most High * has sanctified His tabernacle.
Psalm 45 [5]
45:2 Our God is our refuge and strength: * a helper in troubles, which have found us exceedingly.
45:3 Therefore we will not fear, when the earth shall be troubled; * and the mountains shall be removed into the heart of the sea.
45:4 Their waters roared and were troubled: * the mountains were troubled with his strength.
45:5 The stream of the river maketh the city of God joyful: * the most High hath sanctified his own tabernacle.
45:6 God is in the midst thereof, it shall not be moved: * God will help it in the morning early.
45:7 Nations were troubled, and kingdoms were bowed down: * he uttered his voice, the earth trembled.
45:8 The Lord of armies is with us: * the God of Jacob is our protector.
45:9 Come and behold ye the works of the Lord: what wonders he hath done upon earth, * making wars to cease even to the end of the earth.
45:10 He shall destroy the bow, and break the weapons: * and the shield he shall burn in the fire.
45:11 Be still and see that I am God; * I will be exalted among the nations, and I will be exalted in the earth.
45:12 The Lord of armies is with us: * the God of Jacob is our protector.
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Ghost.
R. As it was in the beginning, is now, * and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Ant. The Most High has sanctified His tabernacle.
Ant. Gloriósa * prædicántur de te, Virgo María.
Psalmus 86 [6]
86:1 Fundaménta eius in móntibus sanctis: * díligit Dóminus portas Sion super ómnia tabernácula Iacob.
86:3 Gloriósa dicta sunt de te, * cívitas Dei.
86:4 Memor ero Rahab, et Babylónis * sciéntium me.
86:4 Ecce, alienígenæ, et Tyrus, et pópulus Æthíopum, * hi fuérunt illic.
86:5 Numquid Sion dicet: Homo, et homo natus est in ea: * et ipse fundávit eam Altíssimus?
86:6 Dóminus narrábit in scriptúris populórum, et príncipum: * horum, qui fuérunt in ea.
86:7 Sicut lætántium ómnium * habitátio est in te.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Sicut erat in princípio, et nunc, et semper, * et in sǽcula sæculórum. Amen.

Ant. Gloriósa prædicántur de te, Virgo María.
Ant. Glorious things * are spoken of thee, O Virgin Mary.
Psalm 86 [6]
86:1 The foundations thereof are in the holy mountains: * The Lord loveth the gates of Sion above all the tabernacles of Jacob.
86:3 Glorious things are said of thee, * O city of God.
86:4 I will be mindful of Rahab and of Babylon * knowing me.
86:4 Behold the foreigners, and Tyre, and the people of the Ethiopians, * these were there.
86:5 Shall not Sion say: This man and that man is born in her? * and the Highest himself hath founded her.
86:6 The Lord shall tell in his writings of peoples and of princes, * of them that have been in her.
86:7 The dwelling in thee * is as it were of all rejoicing.
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Ghost.
R. As it was in the beginning, is now, * and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Ant. Glorious things are spoken of thee, O Virgin Mary.
V. Assúmpta est María in cælum: gaudent Angeli.
R. Laudántes benedícunt Dóminum.
V. Mary hath been taken to heaven the Angels rejoice.
R. They praise and bless the Lord.
Pater noster, qui es in cælis, sanctificétur nomen tuum: advéniat regnum tuum: fiat volúntas tua, sicut in cælo et in terra. Panem nostrum cotidiánum 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 Ioánnis Damascéni
Oratio 2 de Dormit. B. M. V., post init.
Hódie sacra et animáta arca Dei vivéntis, quæ suum in útero concépit Creatórem, requiéscit in templo Dómini, quod nullis est exstrúctum mánibus. Et David exsúltat eius parens, et cum eo choros ducunt Angeli, célebrant Archángeli, Virtútes gloríficant, Principátus exsúltant, Potestátes collætántur, gaudent Dominatiónes, Throni festum diem agunt, laudant Chérubim, glóriam eius prǽdicant Séraphim. Hódie Eden novi Adam paradísum súscipit animátum, in quo solúta est condemnátio, in quo plantátum est lignum vitæ, in quo opérta fuit nostra núditas.
V. Tu autem, Dómine, miserére nobis.
R. Deo grátias.

R. Ornátam monílibus fíliam Ierúsalem Dóminus concupívit:
* Et vidéntes eam fíliæ Sion, beatíssimam prædicavérunt, dicéntes: Unguéntum effúsum nomen tuum.
V. Astitit regína a dextris tuis in vestítu deauráto, circúmdata varietáte.
R. Et vidéntes eam fíliæ Sion, beatíssimam prædicavérunt, dicéntes: Unguéntum effúsum nomen tuum.

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

Reading 4
From the Sermons of St. John of Damascus.
2nd on the Falling-asleep of Blessed Mary.
This day the holy and animated Ark of the living God, which had held within it its own Maker, is borne to rest in that Temple of the Lord, which is not made with hands. David, whence it sprang, leapeth before it, and in company with him the Angels dance, the Archangels sing aloud, the Virtues ascribe glory, the Princedoms shout for joy, the Powers make merry, the Lordships rejoice, the Thrones keep holiday, the Cherubim utter praise, and the Seraphim proclaim its glory. This day the Eden of the new Adam receiveth the living garden of delight, wherein the condemnation was annulled, wherein the Tree of Life was planted, wherein our nakedness was covered.
V. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us.
R. Thanks be to God.

R. When the Lord beheld the daughter of Jerusalem adorned with her jewels, He greatly desired her beauty
* And when the daughters of Zion saw her, they cried out that she was most blessed, saying thy name is as ointment poured forth.
V. Upon thy right hand did stand the Queen in a vesture of gold wrought about with diverse colours.
R. And when the daughters of Zion saw her, they cried out that she was most blessed, saying thy name is as ointment poured forth.
V. Iube, Dómine, benedícere.
Benedictio. Christus perpétuæ det nobis gáudia vitæ. Amen.

Lectio 5
Hódie Virgo immaculáta, quæ nullis terrénis inquináta est afféctibus, sed cæléstibus educáta cogitatiónibus, non in terram revérsa est; sed, cum esset animátum cælum, in cæléstibus tabernáculis collocátur. Ex qua enim ómnibus vera vita manávit, quómodo illa mortem gustáret? Sed cedit legi látæ ab eo quem génuit; et, ut fília véteris Adam, véterem senténtiam súbiit (nam et eius Fílius, qui est vita ipsa, eam non recusávit); ut autem Dei vivéntis Mater, ad illum ipsum digne assúmitur.
V. Tu autem, Dómine, miserére nobis.
R. Deo grátias.

R. Beátam me dicent omnes generatiónes,
* Quia fecit mihi Dóminus magna qui potens est, et sanctum nomen eius.
V. Et misericórdia eius a progénie in progénies timéntibus eum.
R. Quia fecit mihi Dóminus magna qui potens est, et sanctum nomen eius.
V. Grant, Lord, a blessing.
Benediction. May Christ to all His people give, for ever in His sight to live. Amen.

Reading 5
This day the stainless maiden, who had been defiled by no earthly lust, but ennobled by heavenly desires, returned not to dust, but, being herself a living heaven, took her place among the heavenly mansions. From her true life had flowed for all men, and how should she taste of death? But she yielded obedience to the law established by Him to Whom she had given birth, and, as the daughter of the old Adam, underwent the old sentence, which even her Son, Who is the very Life Itself, had not refused; but, as the Mother of the living God, she was worthily taken by Him unto Himself.
V. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us.
R. Thanks be to God.

R. All generations shall call me blessed.
* For He that is mighty, even the Lord, hath done to me great things; and Holy is His Name.
V. And his mercy is on them that fear Him, from generation to generation.
R. He that is mighty, even the Lord, hath done to me great things; and Holy is His Name.
V. Iube, Dómine, benedícere.
Benedictio. Ignem sui amóris accéndat Deus in córdibus nostris. Amen.

Lectio 6
Ex Actis Pii Papæ duodécimi

Quóniam vero univérsa Ecclésia fidem in corpóream beátæ Maríæ Vírginis Assumptiónem per sæculórum decúrsum manifestávit, et totíus orbis Epíscopi prope unánimi consensióne petiérunt ut hæc véritas, quæ Sacris Lítteris innítitur, Christifidélium ánimis pénitus est ínsita, ceterísque revelátis veritátibus plane cónsona, tamquam divínæ et cathólicæ fídei dogma definirétur, Pius duodécimus Póntifex Máximus, totíus Ecclésiæ votis ánnuens, státuit hoc Beátæ Maríæ Vírginis privilégium solémniter renuntiáre. Itaque die prima Novémbris anni máximi Iubilǽi millésimi nongentésimi quinquagésimi, Romæ, in foro ad sancti Petri Basílicam paténte, plurimórum Sanctæ Románæ Ecclésiæ Cardinálium atque Episcopórum ex díssitis étiam regiónibus astánte cœtu, coram ingénti Christifidélium multitúdine, univérso cathólico orbe plaudénte, corpóream Beátæ Maríæ Vírginis Assumptiónem in cælum infallíbili oráculo in hæc verba proclamávit: Postquam súpplices étiam atque étiam ad Deum admóvimus preces, ac Veritátis Spíritus lumen invocávimus, ad Omnipoténtis Dei glóriam, qui peculiárem benevoléntiam suam Maríæ Vírgini dilargítus est, ad sui Fílii honórem, immortális sæculórum Regis ac peccáti mortísque victóris, ad eiúsdem augústæ Matris augéndam glóriam et ad totíus Ecclésiæ gáudium exsultationémque, auctoritáte Dómini Nostri Iesu Christi, Beatórum Apostolórum Petri et Pauli ac Nostra pronuntiámus, declarámus et definímus revelátum dogma esse: Immaculátam Deíparam semper Vírginem Maríam, expléto terréstris vitæ cursu, fuísse córpore et ánima ad cæléstem glóriam assúmptam.
V. Tu autem, Dómine, miserére nobis.
R. Deo grátias.

R. Beáta es, Virgo María, quæ Dóminum portásti, Creatórem mundi:
* Genuísti qui te fecit, et in ætérnum pérmanes Virgo.
V. Ave, María, grátia plena; Dóminus tecum.
R. Genuísti qui te fecit, et in ætérnum pérmanes Virgo.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Genuísti qui te fecit, et in ætérnum pérmanes Virgo.
V. Grant, Lord, a blessing.
Benediction. May the Spirit's fire Divine in our hearts enkindled shine. Amen.

Reading 6
From the Acts of Pope Pius XII

Since indeed the universal Church hath at all times and throughout the ages manifested faith in the bodily Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and since the Bishops of the whole world by an almost unanimous agreement have petitioned that this truth, which is enshrined in Sacred Scripture and deeply rooted in the souls of Christ's faithful, and is also truly in accord with other revealed truths, should be defined as a dogma of the divine and Catholic Faith, Pope Pius XII, acceding to the requests of the whole Church, decreed that this privilege of the Blessed Virgin Mary be solemnly proclaimed, and thus, on the first day of November of the year of the Great Jubilee, nineteen hundred and fifty, at Rome, in the open square before the Basilica of St. Peter, surrounded by a throng of many Cardinals and Bishops of the Holy Roman Church who had come from distant parts of the earth, and before a great multitude of the faithful, with the whole Catholic world rejoicing, proclaimed in these words and with infallible statement the bodily Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary into heaven: Wherefore, having offered to God continual prayers of supplication, and having invoked the light of the Spirit of Truth, to the glory of Almighty God who hath enriched the Virgin Mary with his special favour; in honour of his Son, the immortal King of ages and victor over sin and death; for the increase of the glory of the same august Mother, and for the joy and exultation of the whole Church, by the authority of Our Lord Jesus Christ, of the holy Apostles Peter and Paul, and by our own authority, we pronounce, declare and define it to be a divinely revealed dogma that: The Immaculate Mother of God, Mary ever Virgin, was, at the end of her earthly life, assumed body and soul into heavenly glory.
V. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us.
R. Thanks be to God.

R. Blessed art thou, O Virgin Mary, who hast carried the Lord, the Maker of the world.
* Thou hast borne Him Who created thee, and thou abidest a virgin for ever.
V. Hail, Mary, full of grace. the Lord is with thee.
R. Thou hast borne Him Who created thee, and thou abidest a virgin for ever.
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Ghost.
R. Thou hast borne Him Who created thee, and thou abidest a virgin for ever.
Nocturn III.
Ant. Gaude, María Virgo: * cunctas hǽreses sola interemísti in univérso mundo.
Psalmus 95 [7]
95:1 Cantáte Dómino cánticum novum: * cantáte Dómino, omnis terra.
95:2 Cantáte Dómino, et benedícite nómini eius: * annuntiáte de die in diem salutáre eius.
95:3 Annuntiáte inter gentes glóriam eius, * in ómnibus pópulis mirabília eius.
95:4 Quóniam magnus Dóminus, et laudábilis nimis: * terríbilis est super omnes deos.
95:5 Quóniam omnes dii géntium dæmónia: * Dóminus autem cælos fecit.
95:6 Conféssio, et pulchritúdo in conspéctu eius: * sanctimónia et magnificéntia in sanctificatióne eius.
95:7 Afférte Dómino, pátriæ géntium, afférte Dómino glóriam et honórem: * afférte Dómino glóriam nómini eius.
95:8 Tóllite hóstias, et introíte in átria eius: * adoráte Dóminum in átrio sancto eius.
95:9 Commoveátur a fácie eius univérsa terra: * dícite in géntibus quia Dóminus regnávit.
95:10 Étenim corréxit orbem terræ qui non commovébitur: * iudicábit pópulos in æquitáte.
95:11 Læténtur cæli, et exsúltet terra: commoveátur mare, et plenitúdo eius: * gaudébunt campi, et ómnia quæ in eis sunt.
95:12 Tunc exsultábunt ómnia ligna silvárum a fácie Dómini, quia venit: * quóniam venit iudicáre terram.
95:13 Iudicábit orbem terræ in æquitáte, * et pópulos in veritáte sua.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Sicut erat in princípio, et nunc, et semper, * et in sǽcula sæculórum. Amen.

Ant. Gaude, María Virgo: cunctas hǽreses sola interemísti in univérso mundo.
Nocturn III.
Ant. Rejoice, O Virgin Mary, * thou hast trampled down all the heresies in the whole world.
Psalm 95 [7]
95:1 Sing ye to the Lord a new canticle: * sing to the Lord, all the earth.
95:2 Sing ye to the Lord and bless his name: * shew forth his salvation from day to day.
95:3 Declare his glory among the Gentiles: * his wonders among all people.
95:4 For the Lord is great, and exceedingly to be praised: * he is to be feared above all gods.
95:5 For all the gods of the Gentiles are devils: * but the Lord made the heavens.
95:6 Praise and beauty are before him: * holiness and majesty in his sanctuary.
95:7 Bring ye to the Lord, O ye kindreds of the Gentiles, bring ye to the Lord glory and honour: * bring to the Lord glory unto his name.
95:8 Bring up sacrifices, and come into his courts: * adore ye the Lord in his holy court.
95:9 Let all the earth be moved at his presence. * Say ye among the Gentiles, the Lord hath reigned.
95:10 For he hath corrected the world, which shall not be moved: * he will judge the people with justice.
95:11 Let the heavens rejoice, and let the earth be glad, let the sea be moved, and the fulness thereof: * the fields and all things that are in them shall be joyful.
95:12 Then shall all the trees of the woods rejoice before the face of the Lord, because he cometh: * because he cometh to judge the earth.
95:13 He shall judge the world with justice, * and the people with his truth.
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Ghost.
R. As it was in the beginning, is now, * and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Ant. Rejoice, O Virgin Mary, thou hast trampled down all the heresies in the whole world.
Ant. Cæli annúntiant * iustítiam eius, et omnes pópuli vident glóriam eius.
Psalmus 96 [8]
96:1 Dóminus regnávit, exsúltet terra: * læténtur ínsulæ multæ.
96:2 Nubes, et calígo in circúitu eius: * iustítia, et iudícium corréctio sedis eius.
96:3 Ignis ante ípsum præcédet, * et inflammábit in circúitu inimícos eius.
96:4 Illuxérunt fúlgura eius 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 iustítiam eius: * et vidérunt omnes pópuli glóriam eius.
96:7 Confundántur omnes, qui adórant sculptília: * et qui gloriántur in simulácris suis.
96:7 Adoráte eum, omnes Ángeli eius: * audívit, et lætáta est Sion.
96:8 Et exsultavérunt fíliæ Iudæ, * propter iudícia tua, Dómine:
96:9 Quóniam tu Dóminus Altíssimus super omnem terram: * nimis exaltátus es super omnes deos.
96:10 Qui dilígitis Dóminum, odíte malum: * custódit Dóminus ánimas sanctórum suórum, de manu peccatóris liberábit eos.
96:11 Lux orta est iusto, * et rectis corde lætítia.
96:12 Lætámini, iusti, in Dómino: * et confitémini memóriæ sanctificatiónis eius.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Sicut erat in princípio, et nunc, et semper, * et in sǽcula sæculórum. Amen.

Ant. Cæli annúntiant iustítiam eius, et omnes pópuli vident glóriam eius.
Ant. The heavens shall announce * his justice, and all peoples will see his glory.
Psalm 96 [8]
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.
96:7 Adore him, all you his angels: * Sion heard, and was glad.
96:8 And the daughters of Juda rejoiced, * because of thy judgments, O Lord.
96:9 For thou art the most high Lord over all the earth: * thou art exalted exceedingly above all gods.
96:10 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.
96:11 Light is risen to the just, * and joy to the right of heart.
96:12 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. The heavens shall announce his justice, and all peoples will see his glory.
Ant. Cantáte Dómino * cánticum novum: quia mirabília fecit in te, o María.
Psalmus 97 [9]
97:1 Cantáte Dómino cánticum novum: * quia mirabília fecit.
97:1 Salvávit sibi déxtera eius: * et brácchium sanctum eius.
97:2 Notum fecit Dóminus salutáre suum: * in conspéctu géntium revelávit iustítiam suam.
97:3 Recordátus est misericórdiæ suæ, * et veritátis suæ dómui Israël.
97:3 Vidérunt omnes términi terræ * salutáre Dei nostri.
97:4 Iubiláte Deo, omnis terra: * cantáte, et exsultáte, et psállite.
97:5 Psállite Dómino in cíthara, in cíthara et voce psalmi: * in tubis ductílibus, et voce tubæ córneæ.
97:6 Iubiláte in conspéctu regis Dómini: * moveátur mare, et plenitúdo eius: orbis terrárum, et qui hábitant in eo.
97:8 Flúmina plaudent manu, simul montes exsultábunt a conspéctu Dómini: * quóniam venit iudicáre terram.
97:9 Iudicábit orbem terrárum in iustítia, * et pópulos in æquitáte.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Sicut erat in princípio, et nunc, et semper, * et in sǽcula sæculórum. Amen.

Ant. Cantáte Dómino cánticum novum: quia mirabília fecit in te, o María.
Ant. Sing to the Lord * a new song, for he hath done marvelous things unto thee, O Mary.
Psalm 97 [9]
97:1 Sing ye to the Lord a new canticle: * because he hath done wonderful things.
97:1 His right hand hath wrought for him salvation, * and his arm is holy.
97:2 The Lord hath made known his salvation: * he hath revealed his justice in the sight of the Gentiles.
97:3 He hath remembered his mercy * and his truth toward the house of Israel.
97:3 All the ends of the earth have seen * the salvation of our God.
97:4 Sing joyfully to God, all the earth; * make melody, rejoice and sing.
97:5 Sing praise to the Lord on the harp, on the harp, and with the voice of a psalm: * with long trumpets, and sound of cornet.
97:6 Make a joyful noise before the Lord our king: * let the sea be moved and the fulness thereof: the world and they that dwell therein.
97:8 The rivers shall clap their hands, the mountains shall rejoice together at the presence of the Lord: * because he cometh to judge the earth.
97:9 He shall judge the world with justice, * and the people with equity.
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. Sing to the Lord a new song, for he hath done marvelous things unto thee, O Mary.
V. María Virgo assúmpta est ad æthéreum thálamum.
R. In quo Rex regum stelláto sedet sólio.
V. The Virgin Mary hath been taken into the chamber on high.
R. Where the King of kings sitteth on a throne amid the stars.
Pater noster, qui es in cælis, sanctificétur nomen tuum: advéniat regnum tuum: fiat volúntas tua, sicut in cælo et in terra. Panem nostrum cotidiánum 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 Lucam
Luc 1:41-50
In illo témpore: Repléta est Spíritu Sancto Elísabeth et exclamávit voce magna, et dixit: Benedícta tu inter mulíeres. Et réliqua.

Homilía sancti Petri Canísii Presbýteri
De Maria Deipara Virgine, lib. 5, c. 6
Férias Deíparæ sacras, ut frequénter, ita reverénter perágit Ecclésia, certo intéllegens, Deo gratum, et christifidélibus dignum, hoc esse offícium, quo inter beátos et beátas omnes beatíssima Dómini et Dei nostri mater, certis anni tempóribus ac públicis cæremóniis sæpenúmero celebrátur. Inter has autem férias, quæ tot sǽculis religióse háctenus observántur, festum Assumptiónis máximum reputátur, locúmque príncipem tenet. Nec dies quidem ullus Maríæ lǽtior feliciórque cóntigit, si novam et ánimæ et córporis felicitátem eo die illi collátam rite contemplémur: ideóque si ántea unquam, tunc vel máxime spíritus et ánima et corpus eius in Deum vivum mirabíliter exsultávit, ípsaque summo iure dícere pótuit: Respéxit humilitátem ancíllæ suæ: Ecce enim ex hoc beátam me dicent omnes generatiónes: quia fecit mihi magna qui potens est.
V. Tu autem, Dómine, miserére nobis.
R. Deo grátias.

R. Diffúsa est grátia in lábiis tuis:
* Proptérea benedíxit te Deus in ætérnum.
V. Myrrha, et gutta, et cásia a vestiméntis tuis, a dómibus ebúrneis, ex quibus delectavérunt te fíliæ regum in honóre tuo.
R. Proptérea benedíxit te Deus in ætérnum.

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

Reading 7
From the Holy Gospel according to Luke
Luke 1:41-50
At that time: Elisabeth was filled with the Holy Ghost: and she spoke out with a loud voice, and said, Blessed art thou among women. And so on.

A Homily by St. Peter Canisius, the Priest
De Maria Deipara Virgine, lib. 5, c. 6
The Church frequently and reverently keepeth feastdays dedicated to the Mother of God, realizing that it is a work pleasing to God and worthy of the faithful if many feasts, with fixed dates and public ceremonies, are celebrated in honour of the most blessed of all the blessed in heaven, the Mother of our Lord and God. Among all these feasts which have been celebrated so devotedly for so many years, even unto the present day, the Feast of the Assumption is considered the greatest and holdeth chief place. Indeed there was no happier or more joyful day for Mary, if we duly consider the happiness of both body and soul granted to her on that day. Then especially, as never before, her spirit, soul and body rejoiced wondrously in the living God and she could rightfully say: He hath regarded the lowliness of his handmaiden; for behold, all generations shall call me blessed; for he that is mighty hath magnified me.
V. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us.
R. Thanks be to God.

R. Grace is poured into thy lips
* Therefore God hath blessed thee for ever.
V. thy garments smell of myrrh, and aloes, and cassia, out of the ivory palaces whereby kings' daughters among thy honourable women have made thee glad.
R. Therefore God hath blessed thee for ever.
V. Iube, Dómine, benedícere.
Benedictio. Cuius festum cólimus, ipsa Virgo vírginum intercédat pro nobis ad Dóminum. Amen.

Lectio 8
Quare nos étiam, qui te Filiúmque tuum amámus, o ter beáta et vere augústa Mater, non póssumus huic præcláræ et incomparábili felicitáti tuæ non ex ánimo gratulári, quandóquidem quæcúmque a Dómino tibi et de te dicta sunt, tam pulchro éxitu concludúntur, ac omni ex parte tandem perficiúntur. Beáta quæ non modo credidísti, sed fídei étiam omnísque virtútis fructum et finem hódie consecúta es, et eius quem tantópere amásti atque desiderásti, iucundíssimo conspéctu nunc demum pérfrui meruísti. Emmanuélem in castéllum mundi huius intrántem, tamquam hóspitem, hóspita excepísti: hódie ab illo vicíssim in regále suum palátium excíperis, et tamquam mater tali Salomóne digna magnífice primum honoráris.
V. Tu autem, Dómine, miserére nobis.
R. Deo grátias.

R. Beáta es Virgo María, Dei Génetrix, quæ credidísti Dómino: perfécta sunt in te quæ dicta sunt tibi: ecce exaltáta es super choros Angelórum:
* Intercéde pro nobis ad Dóminum, Deum nóstrum.
V. Ave, María, grátia plena, Dóminus tecum.
R. Intercéde pro nobis ad Dóminum, Deum nóstrum.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Intercéde pro nobis ad Dóminum, Deum nóstrum.
V. Grant, Lord, a blessing.
Benediction. She whose feast-day we are keeping, Mary, blessed Maid of Maidens, be our Advocate with God. Amen.

Reading 8
O thrice blessed and truly august Mother, it is for this reason that we who love thee and thy Son cannot refrain from congratulating thee with all sincerity upon thine admirable and incomparable happiness, especially since everything that hath been said to thee and about thee by the Lord, is brought to a conclusion by thy beautiful passing away from this life, and in every wise hath been perfectly fulfilled. Blessed art thou who hast not only believed but hast this day attained unto the end of faith and the fruit of all virtue, and now at last hast merited to enjoy the most pleasing sight of him whom thou didst love and desire so greatly. Thyself a guest, thou didst receive Emmanuel who as a guest did enter into thee, as into a mighty fortress in this world; and today, thou in turn art received by him into his royal mansion, and magnificently welcomed with the highest honour, as befitteth one found worthy to be the Mother of such a Solomon.
V. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us.
R. Thanks be to God.

R. O Virgin Mary, Mother of God, blessed art thou that didst believe the Lord, for there hath been a performance of those things which were told thee from the Lord. Behold, thou art exalted over choirs of Angels.
* Plead for us with the Lord our God.
V. Hail, Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee.
R. Plead for us with the Lord our God.
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Ghost.
R. Plead for us with the Lord our God.
V. Iube, Dómine, benedícere.
Benedictio. Ad societátem cívium supernórum perdúcat nos Rex Angelórum. Amen.

Lectio 9
Felix dies, qui tam pretiósum munus de huius mundi desérto transmísit, et ad sanctam æternámque civitátem ita perdúxit, ut commúne et incredíbile gáudium, nec minor admirátio cælítibus ómnibus crearétur. Felix dies, qui sponsæ languéntis tam ardéntibus quam diutúrnis desidériis satisfécit, ut quod quæsíverat inveníret, quod petíverat accíperet, quod exspectárat secúra possidéret, nimírum in illa summi æterníque boni perfécta visióne atque fruitióne pénitus conquiéscens. Felix dies, qui ancíllam Dómini humíllimam eo usque provéxit ac éxtulit, ut præstantíssima cæli Regína, mundíque Dómina efficerétur, et ne áltius quidem posset assúrgere, quóniam in Regni sólio sublimáta, post Christum gloriósa resédit. Felix hic planéque venerándus dies est, qui Regínam et Matrem nobis poténtem simul et cleméntem in regno Dei constítuit ac confirmávit, ut eámdem, quæ Iúdicis mater assídue manet, matrem misericórdiæ nobis favéntem, apud Christum patrocinántem, nostrǽque salútis negótia fidéliter procurántem habeámus.
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 úterum.

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
O blessed day which sent so precious a gift from the desert of this world, and carried it to the holy and eternal city, so that universal and unheard of joy no less than admiration welled up in all the blessed in heaven. O blessed day, that fulfilled the long and ardent yearning of the gentle spouse, so that she might find what she had sought, that she might receive what she asked; that what she awaited she might possess securely, resting safely at last in that perfect vision and inward joy of the eternal and all-great Goodness. O blessed day which raised up and so highly exalted this most humble handmaiden of the Lord that she might become the most glorious Queen of Heaven and the mistress of the world. Indeed she could not have risen to more sublime heights since she had been elevated to the very Throne of the heavenly kingdom, and thus was established in glory next after Christ. O blessed and truly honourable is this day which constituted and confirmed for us a Queen and Mother who is at once powerful and merciful in the kingdom of God, that we might have her, who ever remaineth the Mother of the Judge, as a Mother of mercy protecting us and interceding for us with Christ, unceasingly watching over the work of our salvation.
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.
Omnípotens sempitérne Deus, qui Immaculátam Vírginem Maríam, Fílii tui Genetrícem, córpore et ánima ad cæléstem glóriam assumpsísti: concéde, quǽsumus; ut ad supérna semper inténti, ipsíus glóriæ mereámur esse consórtes.
Per eúndem 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.
Almighty everlasting God, who hast taken body and soul into heaven the Immaculate Virgin Mary, Mother of thy Son: grant, we beseech thee, that by steadfastly keeping heaven as our goal we may be counted worthy to join her in glory.
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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