Septem Dolorum Beatæ Mariæ Virginis ~ Duplex II. classis
Tempora: Feria Tertia infra Hebdomadam XV post Octavam Pentecostes III. Septembris

Ad Matutinum    09-15-2020

Ante Divinum officium
Incipit
Pater noster, qui es in cælis, sanctificétur nomen tuum: advéniat regnum tuum: fiat volúntas tua, sicut in cælo et in terra. Panem nostrum quotidiánum da nobis hódie: et dimítte nobis débita nostra, sicut et nos dimíttimus debitóribus nostris: et ne nos indúcas in tentatiónem: sed líbera nos a malo. Amen.
Ave María, grátia plena; Dóminus tecum: benedícta tu in muliéribus, et benedíctus fructus ventris tui Jesus. Sancta María, Mater Dei, ora pro nobis peccatóribus, nunc et in hora mortis nostræ. Amen.
Credo in Deum, Patrem omnipoténtem, Creatórem cæli et terræ.
Et in Jesum Christum, Fílium ejus únicum, Dóminum nostrum: qui concéptus est de Spíritu Sancto, natus ex María Vírgine, passus sub Póntio Piláto, crucifíxus, mórtuus, et sepúltus: descéndit ad ínferos; tértia die resurréxit a mórtuis; ascéndit ad cælos; sedet ad déxteram Dei Patris omnipoténtis: inde ventúrus est judicáre vivos et mórtuos.
Credo in Spíritum Sanctum, sanctam Ecclésiam cathólicam, Sanctórum communiónem, remissiónem peccatórum, carnis resurrectiónem, vitam ætérnam. Amen.
V. Dómine, lábia +︎ mea apéries.
R. Et os meum annuntiábit laudem tuam.
V. Deus in adjutórium meum inténde.
R. Dómine, ad adjuvándum me festína.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Sicut erat in princípio, et nunc, et semper, * et in sǽcula sæculórum. Amen.
Allelúja.
Start
Our Father, who art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation: But deliver us from evil. Amen.
Hail Mary, full of grace; The Lord is with thee; Blessed art thou amongst women, And blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God, Pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen.
I believe in God, the Father almighty, Creator of heaven and earth.
And in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord; who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried: he descended into hell; the third day he arose again from the dead; he ascended into heaven; sitteth at the right hand of God the Father almighty: from thence he shall come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Ghost, the holy catholic Church, the communion of Saints, the forgiveness of sins. The resurrection of the body. And life everlasting. Amen.
V. O Lord, +︎ open thou my lips.
R. And my mouth shall declare thy praise.
V. O God, come to my assistance;
R. O Lord, make haste to help me.
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Ghost.
R. As it was in the beginning, is now, * and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
Alleluia.
Invitatorium {Antiphona ex Proprio Sanctorum}
Ant. Stémus juxta crucem cum María Matre Jesu, * Cujus ánimam dolóris gládius pertransívit.
Ant. Stémus juxta crucem cum María Matre Jesu, * Cujus ánimam dolóris gládius pertransívit.
Veníte, exsultémus Dómino, jubilémus Deo, salutári nostro: præoccupémus fáciem ejus in confessióne, et in psalmis jubilémus ei.
Ant. Stémus juxta crucem cum María Matre Jesu, * Cujus ánimam dolóris gládius pertransívit.
Quóniam Deus magnus Dóminus, et Rex magnus super omnes deos, quóniam non repéllet Dóminus plebem suam: quia in manu ejus sunt omnes fines terræ, et altitúdines móntium ipse cónspicit.
Ant. Cujus ánimam dolóris gládius pertransívit.
Quóniam ipsíus est mare, et ipse fecit illud, et áridam fundavérunt manus ejus (genuflectitur) veníte, adorémus, et procidámus ante Deum: plorémus coram Dómino, qui fecit nos, quia ipse est Dóminus, Deus noster; nos autem pópulus ejus, et oves páscuæ ejus.
Ant. Stémus juxta crucem cum María Matre Jesu, * Cujus ánimam dolóris gládius pertransívit.
Hódie, si vocem ejus audiéritis, nolíte obduráre corda vestra, sicut in exacerbatióne secúndum diem tentatiónis in desérto: ubi tentavérunt me patres vestri, probavérunt et vidérunt ópera mea.
Ant. Cujus ánimam dolóris gládius pertransívit.
Quadragínta annis próximus fui generatióni huic, et dixi; Semper hi errant corde, ipsi vero non cognovérunt vias meas: quibus jurávi in ira mea; Si introíbunt in réquiem meam.
Ant. Stémus juxta crucem cum María Matre Jesu, * Cujus ánimam dolóris gládius pertransívit.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Sicut erat in princípio, et nunc, et semper, * et in sǽcula sæculórum. Amen.
Ant. Cujus ánimam dolóris gládius pertransívit.
Ant. Stémus juxta crucem cum María Matre Jesu, * Cujus ánimam dolóris gládius pertransívit.
Invitatory {Antiphon from the Proper of Saints}
Ant. Let us take our stand by the Cross, in company with Mary, the Mother of Jesus. * A sword of sorrow hath pierced through her own soul also.
Ant. Let us take our stand by the Cross, in company with Mary, the Mother of Jesus. * A sword of sorrow hath pierced through her own soul also.
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. Let us take our stand by the Cross, in company with Mary, the Mother of Jesus. * A sword of sorrow hath pierced through her own soul also.
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. A sword of sorrow hath pierced through her own soul also.
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. Let us take our stand by the Cross, in company with Mary, the Mother of Jesus. * A sword of sorrow hath pierced through her own soul also.
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. A sword of sorrow hath pierced through her own soul also.
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. Let us take our stand by the Cross, in company with Mary, the Mother of Jesus. * A sword of sorrow hath pierced through her own soul also.
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. A sword of sorrow hath pierced through her own soul also.
Ant. Let us take our stand by the Cross, in company with Mary, the Mother of Jesus. * A sword of sorrow hath pierced through her own soul also.
Hymnus {ex Proprio Sanctorum}
O quot undis lacrimárum,
Quo dolóre vólvitur,
Luctuósa de cruénto
Dum revúlsum stípite,
Cernit ulnis incubántem
Virgo Mater Fílium!

Os suáve, mite pectus
Et latus dulcíssimum,
Dexterámque vulnerátum
Et sinístram sáuciam,
Et rubras cruóre plantas
Ægra tingit lácrimis.

Centiésque milliésque
Stringit arctis néxibus
Pectus illud, et lacértos,
Illa figit vúlnera:
Sicque tota colliquéscit
In dolóris ósculis.

Eja, Mater, obsecrámus
Per tuas has lácrimas,
Filiíque triste funus,
Vulnerúmque púrpuram,
Hunc tui cordis dolórem
Conde nostris córdibus.

Esto Patri, Filióque,
Et coǽvo Flámini,
Esto summæ Trinitáti
Sempitérna glória,
Et perénnis laus honórque
Hoc et omni sǽculo.
Amen.
Hymn {from the Proper of Saints}
What a sea of tears and sorrow
Did the soul of Mary toss
To and fro upon its billows,
While she wept her bitter loss;
In her arms her Jesus holding,
Torn so newly from the cross.

Oh, that mournful Virgin-Mother!
See her tears how fast they flow
Down upon his mangled body,
Wounded side, and thorny brow;
While his hands and feet she kisses—
Picture of immortal woe.

Oft and oft his arms and bosom
Fondly straining to her own;
Oft her pallid lips imprinting
On each wound of her dear Son;
Till at last, in swoons of anguish,
Sense and consciousness are gone.

Gentle Mother, we beseech thee
By thy tears and troubles sore;
By the death of thy dear offspring,
By the bloody wounds he bore;
Touch our hearts with that true sorrow
Which afflicted thee of yore.

To the Father everlasting,
And the Son who reigns on high,
With the co-eternal Spirit,
Trinity in Unity,
Be salvation, honour, blessing
Now and through eternity.
Amen.
Psalmi cum lectionibus {Antiphonæ et Psalmi ex Proprio Sanctorum}
Nocturn I.
Ant. Multiplicáti sunt * qui tríbulant me, multi insúrgunt advérsum me.
Psalmus 3 [1]
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 ejus.
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. Multiplicáti sunt qui tríbulant me, multi insúrgunt advérsum me.
Psalms with lections {Antiphons and psalms from the Proper of Saints}
Nocturn I.
Ant. They are increased that trouble me; * many are they that rise up against me.
Psalm 3 [1]
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. They are increased that trouble me; many are they that rise up against me.
Ant. Paravérunt sagíttas suas * in pháretra, ut sagíttent in obscúro rectos corde.
Psalmus 10 [2]
10:2 In Dómino confído: quómodo dícitis ánimæ meæ: * Tránsmigra in montem sicut passer?
10:3 Quóniam ecce peccatóres intendérunt arcum, paravérunt sagíttas suas in pháretra, * ut sagíttent in obscúro rectos corde.
10:4 Quóniam quæ perfecísti, destruxérunt: * justus autem quid fecit?
10:5 Dóminus in templo sancto suo, * Dóminus in cælo sedes ejus.
10:5 Óculi ejus in páuperem respíciunt: * pálpebræ ejus intérrogant fílios hóminum.
10:6 Dóminus intérrogat justum et ímpium: * qui autem díligit iniquitátem, odit ánimam suam.
10:7 Pluet super peccatóres láqueos: * ignis, et sulphur, et spíritus procellárum pars cálicis eórum.
10:8 Quóniam justus Dóminus, et justítias diléxit: * æquitátem vidit vultus ejus.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Sicut erat in princípio, et nunc, et semper, * et in sǽcula sæculórum. Amen.

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

Ant. They make ready their arrows in the quiver, that they may privily shoot at the upright in heart.
Ant. Defécit in dolóre * vita mea, et anni mei in gemítibus.
Psalmus 30 [3]
30:2 In te, Dómine, sperávi non confúndar in ætérnum: * in justítia tua líbera me.
30:3 Inclína ad me aurem tuam, * accélera ut éruas me.
30:3 Esto mihi in Deum protectórem, et in domum refúgii: * ut salvum me fácias.
30:4 Quóniam fortitúdo mea, et refúgium meum es tu: * et propter nomen tuum dedúces me, et enútries me.
30:5 Edúces me de láqueo hoc, quem abscondérunt mihi: * quóniam tu es protéctor meus.
30:6 In manus tuas comméndo spíritum meum: * redemísti me, Dómine, Deus veritátis.
30:7 Odísti observántes vanitátes, * supervácue.
30:7 Ego autem in Dómino sperávi: * exsultábo, et lætábor in misericórdia tua.
30:8 Quóniam respexísti humilitátem meam, * salvásti de necessitátibus ánimam meam.
30:9 Nec conclusísti me in mánibus inimíci: * statuísti in loco spatióso pedes meos.
30:10 Miserére mei, Dómine, quóniam tríbulor: * conturbátus est in ira óculus meus, ánima mea, et venter meus:
30:11 Quóniam defécit in dolóre vita mea: * et anni mei in gemítibus.
30:11 Infirmáta est in paupertáte virtus mea: * et ossa mea conturbáta sunt.
30:12 Super omnes inimícos meos factus sum oppróbrium et vicínis meis valde: * et timor notis meis.
30:12 Qui vidébant me, foras fugérunt a me: * oblivióni datus sum, tamquam mórtuus a corde.
30:13 Factus sum tamquam vas pérditum: * quóniam audívi vituperatiónem multórum commorántium in circúitu.
30:14 In eo dum convenírent simul advérsum me, * accípere ánimam meam consiliáti sunt.
30:15 Ego autem in te sperávi, Dómine: * dixi: Deus meus es tu: in mánibus tuis sortes meæ.
30:16 Éripe me de manu inimicórum meórum, * et a persequéntibus me.
30:17 Illústra fáciem tuam super servum tuum, salvum me fac in misericórdia tua: * Dómine, non confúndar, quóniam invocávi te.
30:18 Erubéscant ímpii, et deducántur in inférnum: * muta fiant lábia dolósa.
30:19 Quæ loquúntur advérsus justum iniquitátem: * in supérbia, et in abusióne.
30:20 Quam magna multitúdo dulcédinis tuæ, Dómine, * quam abscondísti timéntibus te.
30:20 Perfecísti eis, qui sperant in te, * in conspéctu filiórum hóminum.
30:21 Abscóndes eos in abscóndito faciéi tuæ * a conturbatióne hóminum.
30:21 Próteges eos in tabernáculo tuo * a contradictióne linguárum.
30:22 Benedíctus Dóminus: * quóniam mirificávit misericórdiam suam mihi in civitáte muníta.
30:23 Ego autem dixi in excéssu mentis meæ: * Projéctus sum a fácie oculórum tuórum.
30:23 Ídeo exaudísti vocem oratiónis meæ, * dum clamárem ad te.
30:24 Dilígite Dóminum omnes sancti ejus: * quóniam veritátem requíret Dóminus, et retríbuet abundánter faciéntibus supérbiam.
30:25 Viríliter ágite, et confortétur cor vestrum, * omnes, qui sperátis in Dómino.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Sicut erat in princípio, et nunc, et semper, * et in sǽcula sæculórum. Amen.

Ant. Defécit in dolóre vita mea, et anni mei in gemítibus.
Ant. My life is spent with grief, * and my years with sighing.
Psalm 30 [3]
30:2 In thee, O Lord, have I hoped, let me never be confounded: * deliver me in thy justice.
30:3 Bow down thy ear to me: * make haste to deliver me.
30:3 Be thou unto me a God, a protector, and a house of refuge, * to save me.
30:4 For thou art my strength and my refuge; * and for thy name’s sake thou wilt lead me, and nourish me.
30:5 Thou wilt bring me out of this snare, which they have hidden for me: * for thou art my protector.
30:6 Into thy hands I commend my spirit: * thou hast redeemed me, O Lord, the God of truth.
30:7 Thou hast hated them that regard vanities, * to no purpose.
30:7 But I have hoped in the Lord: * I will be glad and rejoice in thy mercy.
30:8 For thou hast regarded my humility, * thou hast saved my soul out of distresses.
30:9 And thou hast not shut me up in the hands of the enemy: * thou hast set my feet in a spacious place.
30:10 Have mercy on me, O Lord, for I am afflicted: * my eye is troubled with wrath, my soul, and my belly:
30:11 For my life is wasted with grief: * and my years in sighs.
30:11 My strength is weakened through poverty * and my bones are disturbed.
30:12 I am become a reproach among all my enemies, and very much to my neighbours; * and a fear to my acquaintance.
30:12 They that saw me without fled from me. * I am forgotten as one dead from the heart.
30:13 I am become as a vessel that is destroyed. * For I have heard the blame of many that dwell round about.
30:14 While they assembled together against me, * they consulted to take away my life.
30:15 But I have put my trust in thee, O Lord: * I said: Thou art my God. My lots are in thy hands.
30:16 Deliver me out of the hands of my enemies; * and from them that persecute me
30:17 Make thy face to shine upon thy servant; save me in thy mercy. * Let me not be confounded, O Lord, for I have called upon thee.
30:18 Let the wicked be ashamed, and be brought down to hell. * Let deceitful lips be made dumb.
30:19 Which speak iniquity against the just, * with pride and abuse.
30:20 How great is the multitude of thy sweetness, O Lord, * which thou hast hidden for them that fear thee!
30:20 Which thou hast wrought for them that hope in thee, * in the sight of the sons of men.
30:21 Thou shalt hide them in the secret of thy face, * from the disturbance of men.
30:21 Thou shalt protect them in thy tabernacle * from the contradiction of tongues.
30:22 Blessed be the Lord, * for he hath shewn his wonderful mercy to me in a fortified city.
30:23 But I said in the excess of my mind: * I am cast away from before thy eyes.
30:23 Therefore thou hast heard the voice of my prayer, * when I cried to thee.
30:24 O love the Lord, all ye his saints: * for the Lord will require truth, and will repay them abundantly that act proudly.
30:25 Do ye manfully, and let your heart be strengthened, * all ye that hope in 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. My life is spent with grief, and my years with sighing.
V. Regína Mártyrum, ora pro nobis.
R. Quæ juxta crucem Jesu constitísti.
V. Pray for us, O Queen of Martyrs,
R. Who didst stand by the Cross of Jesus.
Pater noster, qui es in cælis, sanctificétur nomen tuum: advéniat regnum tuum: fiat volúntas tua, sicut in cælo et in terra. Panem nostrum quotidiánum da nobis hódie: et dimítte nobis débita nostra, sicut et nos dimíttimus debitóribus nostris:
V. Et ne nos indúcas in tentatiónem:
R. Sed líbera nos a malo.
Absolutio. Exáudi, Dómine Jesu Christe, preces servórum tuórum, et miserére nobis: Qui cum Patre et Spíritu Sancto vivis et regnas in sǽcula sæculórum. Amen.
Our Father, who art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us.
V. And lead us not into temptation:
R. But deliver us from evil.
Absolution. O Lord Jesus Christ, graciously hear the prayers of Thy servants, and have mercy upon us, Who livest and reignest with the Father, and the Holy Ghost, ever world without end. Amen.

V. Jube, domne, benedícere.
Benedictio. Benedictióne perpétua benedícat nos Pater ætérnus. Amen.

Lectio 1
De Jeremía Prophéta
Lam. 1:2; 1:20-21
2 (Beth) Plorans plorávit in nocte, et lácrimæ ejus in maxíllis ejus: non est qui consolétur eam ex ómnibus caris ejus: omnes amíci ejus sprevérunt eam, et facti sunt ei inimíci.
20 (Res) Vide, Dómine, quóniam tríbulor, conturbátus est venter meus, subvérsum est cor meum in memetípsa, quóniam amaritúdine plena sum. Foris intérfecit gládius, et domi mors símilis est.
21 (Sin) Audiérunt quia ingemísco ego, et non est qui consolétur me.
V. Tu autem, Dómine, miserére nobis.
R. Deo grátias.

R. Símeon, vir justus et timorátus, dixit ad Maríam:
* Tuam ipsíus ánimam pertransíbit gládius.
V. Ne vocétis me pulchram, sed amáram, quia amaritúdine valde replévit me Omnípotens.
R. Tuam ipsíus ánimam pertransíbit gládius.

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

Reading 1
Lesson from the book of Lamentations
Lam 1:2; 1:20-21
2 Weeping she hath wept in the night, and her tears are on her cheeks: there is none to comfort her among all them that were dear to her: all her friends have despised her, and are become her enemies.
20 Behold, O Lord, for I am in distress, my bowels are troubled: my heart is turned within me, for I am full of bitterness: abroad the sword destroyeth, and at home there is death alike.
21 They have heard that I sigh, and there is none to comfort me.
V. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us.
R. Thanks be to God.

R. There was a man whose name was Simeon; and the same man was just and devout; and he said unto Mary
* Yea, a sword shall pierce through thine own soul also.
V. Call me not My-pleasantness, but call me Embittered, for the Almighty hath dealt very bitterly with me.
R. Yea, a sword shall pierce through thine own soul also.
V. Jube, domne, benedícere.
Benedictio. Unigénitus Dei Fílius nos benedícere et adjuváre dignétur. Amen.

Lectio 2
Lam. 2:13, 15-16
13 (Mem) Cui comparábo te? vel cui assimilábo te, fília Jerúsalem? cui exæquábo te, et consolábor te, virgo fília Sion? Magna est enim velut mare contrítio tua: quis medébitur tui?
15 (Samech) Plausérunt super te mánibus omnes transeúntes per viam: sibilavérunt, et movérunt caput suum super fíliam Jerúsalem: Hǽccine est urbs, dicéntes, perfécti decóris, gáudium univérsæ terræ?
16 (Phe) Aperuérunt super te os suum omnes inimíci tui, sibilavérunt et fremuérunt déntibus, et dixérunt: Devorábimus.
V. Tu autem, Dómine, miserére nobis.
R. Deo grátias.

R. Surge, et áccipe Púerum et Matrem ejus, et fuge in Ægýptum;
* Et esto ibi usque dum dicam tibi.
V. Vocávi fílium meum ex Ægýpto, ut véniat salus in Israël.
R. Et esto ibi usque dum dicam tibi.
V. Grant, Lord, a blessing.
Benediction. May the Son, the Sole-begotten, mercifully bless and keep us. Amen.

Reading 2
Lam 2:13, 15-16
13 To what shall I compare thee? or to what shall I liken thee, O daughter of Jerusalem? to what shall I equal thee, that I may comfort thee, O virgin daughter of Sion? for great as the sea is thy destruction: who shall heal thee?
15 All they that passed by the way have clapped their hands at thee: they have hissed, and wagged their heads at the daughter of Jerusalem, saying: Is this the city of perfect beauty, the joy of all the earth?
16 All thy enemies have opened their mouth against thee: they have hissed, and gnashed with the teeth, and have said: We will swallow her up.
V. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us.
R. Thanks be to God.

R. Arise, and take the young Child and His Mother, and flee into Egypt;
* And be thou there until I bring thee word.
V. Out of Egypt have I called My Son, that salvation may come unto Israel.
R. And be thou there until I bring thee word.
V. Jube, domne, benedícere.
Benedictio. Spíritus Sancti grátia illúminet sensus et corda nostra. Amen.

Lectio 3
Lam. 2:17-18
17 (Ain) Fecit Dóminus quæ cogitávit, complévit sermónem suum quem præcéperat a diébus antíquis: destrúxit et non pepércit, et lætificávit super te inimícum et exaltávit cornu hóstium tuórum.
18 (Sade) Clamávit cor eórum ad Dóminum super muros fíliæ Sion: Deduc quasi torréntem lácrimas per diem et noctem; non des réquiem tibi, neque táceat pupílla óculi tui.
V. Tu autem, Dómine, miserére nobis.
R. Deo grátias.

R. Fili, quid fecísti nobis sic?
* Ego et pater tuus * Doléntes quærebámus te.
V. Quid est quod me quærebátis? In his quæ Patris mei sunt, opórtet me esse.
R. Ego et pater tuus.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Doléntes quærebámus te.
V. Grant, Lord, a blessing.
Benediction. May the grace of the Holy Spirit enlighten all our hearts and minds. Amen.

Reading 3
Lam 2:17-18
17 The Lord hath done that which he purposed, he hath fulfilled his word, which he commanded in the days of old: he hath destroyed, and hath not spared, and he hath caused the enemy to rejoice over thee, and hath set up the horn of thy adversaries.
18 Their heart cried to the Lord upon the walls of the daughter of Sion: Let tears run down like a torrent day and night: give thyself no rest, and let not the apple of thy eye cease.
V. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us.
R. Thanks be to God.

R. Son, why hast Thou thus dealt with us?
* I and thy father have sought thee sorrowing.
V. How is it that ye sought Me? Wist ye not that I must be about My Father's business?
R. I and thy Father
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Ghost.
R. Have sought thee sorrowing.
Nocturn II.
Ant. Factum est cor meum * tamquam cera liquéscens in médio ventris mei.
Psalmus 21 [4]
21:2 Deus, Deus meus, réspice in me: quare me dereliquísti? * longe a salúte mea verba delictórum meórum.
21:3 Deus meus, clamábo per diem, et non exáudies: * et nocte, et non ad insipiéntiam mihi.
21:4 Tu autem in sancto hábitas, * laus Israël.
21:5 In te speravérunt patres nostri: * speravérunt, et liberásti eos.
21:6 Ad te clamavérunt, et salvi facti sunt: * in te speravérunt, et non sunt confúsi.
21:7 Ego autem sum vermis, et non homo: * oppróbrium hóminum, et abjéctio plebis.
21:8 Omnes vidéntes me, derisérunt me: * locúti sunt lábiis, et movérunt caput.
21:9 Sperávit in Dómino, erípiat eum: * salvum fáciat eum, quóniam vult eum.
21:10 Quóniam tu es, qui extraxísti me de ventre: * spes mea ab ubéribus matris meæ. In te projéctus sum ex útero:
21:11 De ventre matris meæ Deus meus es tu, * ne discésseris a me:
21:12 Quóniam tribulátio próxima est: * quóniam non est qui ádjuvet.
21:13 Circumdedérunt me vítuli multi: * tauri pingues obsedérunt me.
21:14 Aperuérunt super me os suum, * sicut leo rápiens et rúgiens.
21:15 Sicut aqua effúsus sum: * et dispérsa sunt ómnia ossa mea.
21:15 Factum est cor meum tamquam cera liquéscens * in médio ventris mei.
21:16 Áruit tamquam testa virtus mea, et lingua mea adhǽsit fáucibus meis: * et in púlverem mortis deduxísti me.
21:17 Quóniam circumdedérunt me canes multi: * concílium malignántium obsédit me.
21:17 Fodérunt manus meas et pedes meos: * dinumeravérunt ómnia ossa mea.
21:18 Ipsi vero consideravérunt et inspexérunt me: * divisérunt sibi vestiménta mea, et super vestem meam misérunt sortem.
21:20 Tu autem, Dómine, ne elongáveris auxílium tuum a me: * ad defensiónem meam cónspice.
21:21 Érue a frámea, Deus, ánimam meam: * et de manu canis únicam meam:
21:22 Salva me ex ore leónis: * et a córnibus unicórnium humilitátem meam.
21:23 Narrábo nomen tuum frátribus meis: * in médio ecclésiæ laudábo te.
21:24 Qui timétis Dóminum, laudáte eum: * univérsum semen Jacob, glorificáte eum.
21:25 Tímeat eum omne semen Israël: * quóniam non sprevit, neque despéxit deprecatiónem páuperis:
21:25 Nec avértit fáciem suam a me: * et cum clamárem ad eum, exaudívit me.
21:26 Apud te laus mea in ecclésia magna: * vota mea reddam in conspéctu timéntium eum.
21:27 Edent páuperes, et saturabúntur: et laudábunt Dóminum qui requírunt eum: * vivent corda eórum in sǽculum sǽculi.
21:28 Reminiscéntur et converténtur ad Dóminum * univérsi fines terræ:
21:28 Et adorábunt in conspéctu ejus * univérsæ famíliæ géntium.
21:29 Quóniam Dómini est regnum: * et ipse dominábitur géntium.
21:30 Manducavérunt et adoravérunt omnes pingues terræ: * in conspéctu ejus cadent omnes qui descéndunt in terram.
21:31 Et ánima mea illi vivet: * et semen meum sérviet ipsi.
21:32 Annuntiábitur Dómino generátio ventúra: * et annuntiábunt cæli justítiam ejus pópulo qui nascétur, quem fecit Dóminus.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Sicut erat in princípio, et nunc, et semper, * et in sǽcula sæculórum. Amen.

Ant. Factum est cor meum tamquam cera liquéscens in médio ventris mei.
Nocturn II.
Ant. My heart is like * melting wax in the midst of my bowels.
Psalm 21 [4]
21:2 O God my God, look upon me: why hast thou forsaken me? * Far from my salvation are the words of my sins.
21:3 O my God, I shall cry by day, and thou wilt not hear: * and by night, and it shall not be reputed as folly in me.
21:4 But thou dwellest in the holy place, * the praise of Israel.
21:5 In thee have our fathers hoped: * they have hoped, and thou hast delivered them.
21:6 They cried to thee, and they were saved: * they trusted in thee, and were not confounded.
21:7 But I am a worm, and no man: * the reproach of men, and the outcast of the people.
21:8 All they that saw me have laughed me to scorn: * they have spoken with the lips, and wagged the head.
21:9 He hoped in the Lord, let him deliver him: * let him save him, seeing he delighteth in him.
21:10 For thou art he that hast drawn me out of the womb: * my hope from the breasts of my mother. I was cast upon thee from the womb.
21:11 From my mother’s womb thou art my God, * depart not from me.
21:12 For tribulation is very near: * for there is none to help me.
21:13 Many calves have surrounded me: * fat bulls have besieged me.
21:14 They have opened their mouths against me, * as a lion ravening and roaring.
21:15 I am poured out like water; * and all my bones are scattered.
21:15 My heart is become like wax melting * in the midst of my bowels.
21:16 My strength is dried up like a potsherd, and my tongue hath cleaved to my jaws: * and thou hast brought me down into the dust of death.
21:17 For many dogs have encompassed me: * the council of the malignant hath besieged me.
21:17 They have dug my hands and feet. * They have numbered all my bones.
21:18 And they have looked and stared upon me. * They parted my garments amongst them; and upon my vesture they cast lots.
21:20 But thou, O Lord, remove not thy help to a distance from me; * look towards my defence.
21:21 Deliver, O God, my soul from the sword: * my only one from the hand of the dog.
21:22 Save me from the lion’s mouth; * and my lowness from the horns of the unicorns.
21:23 I will declare thy name to my brethren: * in the midst of the church will I praise thee.
21:24 Ye that fear the Lord, praise him: * all ye the seed of Jacob, glorify him.
21:25 Let all the seed of Israel fear him: * because he hath not slighted nor despised the supplication of the poor man.
21:25 Neither hath he turned away his face from me: * and when I cried to him he heard me.
21:26 With thee is my praise in a great church: * I will pay my vows in the sight of them that fear him.
21:27 The poor shall eat and shall be filled: and they shall praise the Lord that seek him: * their hearts shall live for ever and ever.
21:28 All the ends of the earth * shall remember, and shall be converted to the Lord:
21:28 And all the kindreds of the Gentiles * shall adore in his sight.
21:29 For the kingdom is the Lord’s; * and he shall have dominion over the nations.
21:30 All the fat ones of the earth have eaten and have adored: * all they that go down to the earth shall fall before him.
21:31 And to him my soul shall live: * and my seed shall serve him.
21:32 There shall be declared to the Lord a generation to come: * and the heavens shall shew forth his justice to a people that shall be born, which the Lord hath made.
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. My heart is like melting wax in the midst of my bowels.
Ant. Deus, vitam meam * annuntiávi tibi: posuísti lácrimas meas in conspéctu tuo.
Psalmus 55 [5]
55:2 Miserére mei, Deus, quóniam conculcávit me homo: * tota die impúgnans tribulávit me.
55:3 Conculcavérunt me inimíci mei tota die: * quóniam multi bellántes advérsum me.
55:4 Ab altitúdine diéi timébo: * ego vero in te sperábo.
55:5 In Deo laudábo sermónes meos, in Deo sperávi: * non timébo quid fáciat mihi caro.
55:6 Tota die verba mea exsecrabántur: * advérsum me omnes cogitatiónes eórum in malum.
55:7 Inhabitábunt et abscóndent: * ipsi calcáneum meum observábunt.
55:8 Sicut sustinuérunt ánimam meam, pro níhilo salvos fácies illos: * in ira pópulos confrínges.
55:9 Deus, vitam meam annuntiávi tibi: * posuísti lácrimas meas in conspéctu tuo.
55:9 Sicut et in promissióne tua: * tunc converténtur inimíci mei retrórsum:
55:10 In quacúmque die invocávero te: * ecce, cognóvi, quóniam Deus meus es.
55:11 In Deo laudábo verbum, in Dómino laudábo sermónem: * in Deo sperávi, non timébo quid fáciat mihi homo.
55:12 In me sunt, Deus, vota tua, * quæ reddam, laudatiónes tibi.
55:13 Quóniam eripuísti ánimam meam de morte, et pedes meos de lapsu: * ut pláceam coram Deo in lúmine vivéntium.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Sicut erat in princípio, et nunc, et semper, * et in sǽcula sæculórum. Amen.

Ant. Deus, vitam meam annuntiávi tibi: posuísti lácrimas meas in conspéctu tuo.
Ant. O God, I have declared my life * unto thee: Thou hast put my tears in thy sight.
Psalm 55 [5]
55:2 Have mercy on me, O God, for man hath trodden me under foot; * all the day long he hath afflicted me fighting against me.
55:3 My enemies have trodden on me all the day long; * for they are many that make war against me.
55:4 From the height of the day I shall fear: * but I will trust in thee.
55:5 In God I will praise my words, in God I have put my trust: * I will not fear what flesh can do against me.
55:6 All the day long they detested my words: * all their thoughts were against me unto evil.
55:7 They will dwell and hide themselves: * they will watch my heel.
55:8 As they have waited for my soul, for nothing shalt thou save them: * in thy anger thou shalt break the people in pieces.
55:9 O God, I have declared to thee my life: * thou hast set my tears in thy sight,
55:9 As also in thy promise. * Then shall my enemies be turned back.
55:10 In what day soever I shall call upon thee, * behold I know thou art my God.
55:11 In God will I praise the word, in the Lord will I praise his speech. * In God have I hoped, I will not fear what man can do to me.
55:12 In me, O God, are vows to thee, * which I will pay, praises to thee:
55:13 Because thou hast delivered my soul from death, my feet from falling: * that I may please in the sight of God, in the light of the living.
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 God, I have declared my life unto thee: Thou hast put my tears in thy sight.
Ant. Fuérunt mihi * lácrimæ meæ panes die ac nocte.
Psalmus 41 [6]
41:2 Quemádmodum desíderat cervus ad fontes aquárum: * ita desíderat ánima mea ad te, Deus.
41:3 Sitívit ánima mea ad Deum fortem vivum: * quando véniam, et apparébo ante fáciem Dei?
41:4 Fuérunt mihi lácrimæ meæ panes die ac nocte: * dum dícitur mihi quotídie: Ubi est Deus tuus?
41:5 Hæc recordátus sum, et effúdi in me ánimam meam: * quóniam transíbo in locum tabernáculi admirábilis, usque ad domum Dei.
41:5 In voce exsultatiónis, et confessiónis: * sonus epulántis.
41:6 Quare tristis es, ánima mea? * et quare contúrbas me?
41:6 Spera in Deo, quóniam adhuc confitébor illi: * salutáre vultus mei, et Deus meus.
41:7 Ad meípsum ánima mea conturbáta est: * proptérea memor ero tui de terra Jordánis, et Hermóniim a monte módico.
41:8 Abýssus abýssum ínvocat, * in voce cataractárum tuárum.
41:8 Ómnia excélsa tua, et fluctus tui * super me transiérunt.
41:9 In die mandávit Dóminus misericórdiam suam: * et nocte cánticum ejus.
41:9 Apud me orátio Deo vitæ meæ, * dicam Deo: Suscéptor meus es.
41:10 Quare oblítus es mei? * et quare contristátus incédo, dum afflígit me inimícus?
41:11 Dum confringúntur ossa mea, * exprobravérunt mihi qui tríbulant me inimíci mei.
41:11 Dum dicunt mihi per síngulos dies: Ubi est Deus tuus? * quare tristis es, ánima mea? et quare contúrbas me?
41:12 Spera in Deo, quóniam adhuc confitébor illi: * salutáre vultus mei, et Deus meus.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Sicut erat in princípio, et nunc, et semper, * et in sǽcula sæculórum. Amen.

Ant. Fuérunt mihi lácrimæ meæ panes die ac nocte.
Ant. My tears have been * my meat day and night.
Psalm 41 [6]
41:2 As the hart panteth after the fountains of water; * so my soul panteth after thee, O God.
41:3 My soul hath thirsted after the strong living God; * when shall I come and appear before the face of God?
41:4 My tears have been my bread day and night, * whilst it is said to me daily: Where is thy God?
41:5 These things I remembered, and poured out my soul in me: * for I shall go over into the place of the wonderful tabernacle, even to the house of God:
41:5 With the voice of joy and praise; * the noise of one feasting.
41:6 Why art thou sad, O my soul? * and why dost thou trouble me?
41:6 Hope in God, for I will still give praise to him: * the salvation of my countenance, and my God.
41:7 My soul is troubled within myself: * therefore will I remember thee from the land of Jordan and Hermoniim, from the little hill.
41:8 Deep calleth on deep, * at the noise of thy flood-gates.
41:8 All thy heights and thy billows * have passed over me.
41:9 In the daytime the Lord hath commanded his mercy; * and a canticle to him in the night.
41:9 With me is prayer to the God of my life. * I will say to God: Thou art my support.
41:10 Why hast thou forgotten me? * and why go I mourning, whilst my enemy afflicteth me?
41:11 Whilst my bones are broken, * my enemies who trouble me have reproached me;
41:11 Whilst they say to me day by day: Where is thy God? * Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why dost thou disquiet me?
41:12 Hope thou in God, for I will still give praise to him: * the salvation of my countenance, and my God.
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. My tears have been my meat day and night.
V. Fascículus myrrhæ diléctus meus mihi.
R. Inter úbera mea commorábitur.
V. A bundle of myrrh is my well-beloved unto me.
R. He shall lie betwixt my breasts.
Pater noster, qui es in cælis, sanctificétur nomen tuum: advéniat regnum tuum: fiat volúntas tua, sicut in cælo et in terra. Panem nostrum quotidiánum da nobis hódie: et dimítte nobis débita nostra, sicut et nos dimíttimus debitóribus nostris:
V. Et ne nos indúcas in tentatiónem:
R. Sed líbera nos a malo.
Absolutio. Ipsíus píetas et misericórdia nos ádjuvet, qui cum Patre et Spíritu Sancto vivit et regnat in sǽcula sæculórum. Amen.
Our Father, who art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us.
V. And lead us not into temptation:
R. But deliver us from evil.
Absolution. May His loving-kindness and mercy help us, Who liveth and reigneth with the Father, and the Holy Ghost, world without end. Amen.

V. Jube, domne, benedícere.
Benedictio. Deus Pater omnípotens sit nobis propítius et clemens. Amen.

Lectio 4
Sermo sancti Bernárdi Abbátis
Sermo de duodecim stellis
Martýrium Vírginis tam in Simeónis prophetía, quam in ipsa Domínicæ passiónis história commendátur. Pósitus est hic (ait sanctus senex de púero Jesu) in signum cui contradicétur; et tuam ipsíus ánimam (ad Maríam autem dicébat) pertransíbit gládius. Vere tuam, o beáta Mater, ánimam pertransívit. Alióquin non nisi eam pertránsiens, carnem Fílii tui penetráret. Et quidem posteáquam emísit spíritum tuus ille Jesus, ipsíus plane non áttigit ánimam crudélis láncea, quæ ipsíus apéruit latus, sed tuam útique ánimam pertransívit. Ipsíus nimírum ánima jam ibi non erat, sed tua plane inde nequíbat avélli.
V. Tu autem, Dómine, miserére nobis.
R. Deo grátias.

R. Jesum bajulántem sibi crucem
* Sequebátur turba mulíerum, quæ plangébant et lamentabántur eum.
V. Fíliæ Jerúsalem, super vos ipsas flete et super fílios vestros.
R. Sequebátur turba mulíerum, quæ plangébant et lamentabántur eum.

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. Bernard, Abbot of Clairvaux.
On the twelve stars
The Martyrdom of the Virgin is set before us, not only in the prophecy of Simeon, but also in the story itself of the Lord's Passion. The holy old man said of the Child Jesus Luke ii. 34, Behold, this Child is set for the fall and the rising again of many in Israel; and for a sign which shall be spoken against; yea, said he unto Mary, a sword shall pierce through thine own soul also Even so, O Blessed Mother! The sword did indeed pierce through thy soul! for nought could pierce the Body of thy Son, nor pierce thy soul likewise. Yea, and when this Jesus of thine had given up the ghost, and the bloody spear could torture Him no more, thy soul winced as it pierced His dead Side His Own Soul might leave Him, but thine could not.
V. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us.
R. Thanks be to God.

R. Jesus bearing His Cross, went forth.
* And there followed Him a company of women, which bewailed and lamented Him.
V. Daughters of Jerusalem, weep for yourselves and for your children.
R. There followed Him a company of women, which bewailed and lamented Him.
V. Jube, domne, benedícere.
Benedictio. Christus perpétuæ det nobis gáudia vitæ. Amen.

Lectio 5
Tuam ergo pertransívit ánimam vis dolóris, ut plusquam Mártyrem non immérito prædicémus, in qua nimírum corpóreæ sensum passiónis excésserit compassiónis afféctus. An non tibi plusquam gládius fuit sermo ille, revéra pertránsiens ánimam, et pertíngens usque ad divisiónem ánimæ et spíritus: Múlier, ecce fílius tuus? O commutatiónem! Joánnes tibi pro Jesu tráditur, servus pro Dómino, discípulus pro Magístro, fílius Zebedǽi pro Fílio Dei, homo purus pro Deo vero. Quómodo non tuam affectuosíssimam ánimam pertransíret hæc audítio, quando et nostra, licet sáxea, licet férrea péctora, sola recordátio scindit?
V. Tu autem, Dómine, miserére nobis.
R. Deo grátias.

R. Postquam venérunt in locum qui dícitur Calváriæ, ibi crucifixérunt eum:
* Stabat autem juxta crucem Jesu Mater ejus.
V. Tunc beátam illíus ánimam dolóris gládius pertransívit.
R. Stabat autem juxta crucem Jesu Mater ejus.
V. Grant, Lord, a blessing.
Benediction. May Christ to all His people give, for ever in His sight to live. Amen.

Reading 5
The sword of sorrow pierced through thy soul, so that we may truly call thee more than martyr, in whom the love, that made thee suffer along with thy Son, wrung thy heart more bitterly than any pang of bodily pain could do. Did not that word of His indeed pierce through thy soul, sharper than any two-edged sword, even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, Heb. iv. 12, Woman, behold thy son! John xix. 26. O what a change to thee! Thou art given John for Jesus, the servant for his Lord, the disciple for his master, the son of Zebedee for the Son of God, a mere man for Very God. O how keenly must the hearing of those words have pierced through thy most loving soul, when even our hearts, stony, iron, as they are, are wrung at the memory thereof only!
V. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us.
R. Thanks be to God.

R. And when they were come to the place which is called Calvary, there they crucified Him.
* Now there stood by the Cross of Jesus His Mother.
V. Then was it that a sword of sorrow pierced through her blessed soul.
R. There stood by the Cross of Jesus His Mother.
V. Jube, domne, benedícere.
Benedictio. Ignem sui amóris accéndat Deus in córdibus nostris. Amen.

Lectio 6
Non mirémini, fratres, quod María Martyr in ánima fuísse dicátur. Mirétur qui non memínerit se audivísse Paulum inter máxima géntium crímina memorántem, quod sine affectióne fuíssent. Longe id fuit a Maríæ viscéribus, longe sit a sérvulis ejus. Sed forte quis dicat: Numquid non eum præscíerat moritúrum? Et indubitánter. Numquid non sperábat contínuo resurrectúrum? Et fidéliter. Super hæc dóluit crucifíxum? Et veheménter. Alióquin quisnam tu, frater, aut unde tibi hæc sapiéntia, ut miréris plus Maríæ Fílium patiéntem? Ille étiam mori córpore pótuit; ista cómmori corde non pótuit? Fecit illud cáritas, qua majórem nemo hábuit; fecit et hoc cáritas, cui post illam símilis áltera non fuit.
V. Tu autem, Dómine, miserére nobis.
R. Deo grátias.

R. Joseph ab Arimathǽa
* Pétiit corpus Jesu, quod, de cruce depósitum, * Suo compléxu Mater excépit.
V. Dolens Sunamítis sinu et génibus suis sustínuit mórtuum fílium.
R. Pétiit corpus Jesu, quod, de cruce depósitum.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Suo compléxu Mater excépit.
V. Grant, Lord, a blessing.
Benediction. May the Spirit's fire Divine in our hearts enkindled shine. Amen.

Reading 6
Marvel not, my brethren, that Mary should be called a Martyr in spirit. He indeed may marvel who remembereth not what Paul saith, naming the greater sins of the Gentiles, that they were without natural affection, Rom. i. 31. Far other were the bowels of Mary, and far other may those of her servants be! But some man perchance will say Did she not know that He was to die? Yea, without doubt, she knew it. Did she not hope that He was soon to rise again? Yea, she most faithfully hoped it. And did she still mourn because He was crucified? Yea, bitterly. But who art thou, my brother, or whence hast thou such wisdom, to marvel less that the Son of Mary suffered than that Mary suffered with Him? He could die in the Body, and could not she die with Him in her heart? His was the deed of that Love, greater than which hath no man John xv. 13; hers, of a love, like to which hath no man, save He.
V. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us.
R. Thanks be to God.

R. Joseph of Arimathaea * Begged the Body of Jesus, and he took It down from the Cross,
* And His Mother received It into her arms.
V. The Shunamite took her dead son, and laid him on her knees; and her soul was vexed within her.
R. He begged the Body of Jesus, and he took It down from the Cross.
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Ghost.
R. And His Mother received It into her arms.
Nocturn III.
Ant. Intendérunt arcum * rem amáram, ut sagíttent in occúltis immaculátum.
Psalmus 63 [7]
63:2 Exáudi, Deus, oratiónem meam cum déprecor: * a timóre inimíci éripe ánimam meam.
63:3 Protexísti me a convéntu malignántium: * a multitúdine operántium iniquitátem.
63:4 Quia exacuérunt ut gládium linguas suas: * intendérunt arcum rem amáram, ut sagíttent in occúltis immaculátum.
63:6 Súbito sagittábunt eum, et non timébunt: * firmavérunt sibi sermónem nequam.
63:6 Narravérunt ut abscónderent láqueos: * dixérunt: Quis vidébit eos?
63:7 Scrutáti sunt iniquitátes: * defecérunt scrutántes scrutínio.
63:7 Accédet homo ad cor altum: * et exaltábitur Deus.
63:8 Sagíttæ parvulórum factæ sunt plagæ eórum: * et infirmátæ sunt contra eos linguæ eórum.
63:9 Conturbáti sunt omnes qui vidébant eos: * et tímuit omnis homo.
63:10 Et annuntiavérunt ópera Dei, * et facta ejus intellexérunt.
63:11 Lætábitur justus in Dómino, et sperábit in eo, * et laudabúntur omnes recti corde.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Sicut erat in princípio, et nunc, et semper, * et in sǽcula sæculórum. Amen.

Ant. Intendérunt arcum rem amáram, ut sagíttent in occúltis immaculátum.
Nocturn III.
Ant. They bend their bow, * even bitter words, that they may shoot in secret at the perfect.
Psalm 63 [7]
63:2 Hear, O God, my prayer, when I make supplication to thee: * deliver my soul from the fear of the enemy.
63:3 Thou hast protected me from the assembly of the malignant; * from the multitude of the workers of iniquity.
63:4 For they have whetted their tongues like a sword; * they have bent their bow a bitter thing, to shoot in secret the undefiled.
63:6 They will shoot at him on a sudden, and will not fear: * they are resolute in wickedness.
63:6 They have talked of hiding snares; * they have said: Who shall see them?
63:7 They have searched after iniquities: * they have failed in their search.
63:7 Man shall come to a deep heart: * and God shall be exalted.
63:8 The arrows of children are their wounds: * and their tongues against them are made weak.
63:9 All that saw them were troubled; * and every man was afraid.
63:10 And they declared the works of God: * and understood his doings.
63:11 The just shall rejoice in the Lord, and shall hope in him: * and all the upright in heart shall be praised.
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 bend their bow, even bitter words, that they may shoot in secret at the perfect.
Ant. Ánima mea * turbáta est valde: sed tu, Dómine, úsquequo?
Psalmus 6 [8]
6:2 Dómine, ne in furóre tuo árguas me, * neque in ira tua corrípias me.
6:3 Miserére mei, Dómine, quóniam infírmus sum: * sana me, Dómine, quóniam conturbáta sunt ossa mea.
6:4 Et ánima mea turbáta est valde: * sed tu, Dómine, úsquequo?
6:5 Convértere, Dómine, et éripe ánimam meam: * salvum me fac propter misericórdiam tuam.
6:6 Quóniam non est in morte qui memor sit tui: * in inférno autem quis confitébitur tibi?
6:7 Laborávi in gémitu meo, lavábo per síngulas noctes lectum meum: * lácrimis meis stratum meum rigábo.
6:8 Turbátus est a furóre óculus meus: * inveterávi inter omnes inimícos meos.
6:9 Discédite a me, omnes, qui operámini iniquitátem: * quóniam exaudívit Dóminus vocem fletus mei.
6:10 Exaudívit Dóminus deprecatiónem meam, * Dóminus oratiónem meam suscépit.
6:11 Erubéscant, et conturbéntur veheménter omnes inimíci mei: * convertántur et erubéscant valde velóciter.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Sicut erat in princípio, et nunc, et semper, * et in sǽcula sæculórum. Amen.

Ant. Ánima mea turbáta est valde: sed tu, Dómine, úsquequo?
Ant. My soul * is sore vexed, but Thou, O Lord, how long.
Psalm 6 [8]
6:2 Lord, rebuke me not in thy indignation, * nor chastise me in thy wrath.
6:3 Have mercy on me, O Lord, for I am weak: * heal me, O Lord, for my bones are troubled.
6:4 And my soul is troubled exceedingly: * but thou, O Lord, how long?
6:5 Turn to me, O Lord, and deliver my soul: * O save me for thy mercy’s sake.
6:6 For there is no one in death, that is mindful of thee: * and who shall confess to thee in hell?
6:7 I have laboured in my groanings, every night I will wash my bed: * I will water my couch with my tears.
6:8 My eye is troubled through indignation: * I have grown old amongst all my enemies.
6:9 Depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity: * for the Lord hath heard the voice of my weeping.
6:10 The Lord hath heard my supplication: * the Lord hath received my prayer.
6:11 Let all my enemies be ashamed, and be very much troubled: * let them be turned back, and be ashamed very speedily.
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. My soul is sore vexed, but Thou, O Lord, how long.
Ant. Deus adjútor * in tribulatiónibus quæ invenérunt nos nimis.
Psalmus 45 [9]
45:2 Deus noster refúgium, et virtus: * adjútor 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 ejus.
45:5 Flúminis ímpetus lætíficat civitátem Dei: * sanctificávit tabernáculum suum Altíssimus.
45:6 Deus in médio ejus, non commovébitur: * adjuvábit 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 Jacob.
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 Jacob.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Sicut erat in princípio, et nunc, et semper, * et in sǽcula sæculórum. Amen.

Ant. Deus adjútor in tribulatiónibus quæ invenérunt nos nimis.
Ant. God is our help * in trouble, which is come upon us exceedingly.
Psalm 45 [9]
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. God is our help in trouble, which is come upon us exceedingly.
V. Per te salútem hauriámus, Virgo María.
R. Ex vulnéribus Christi.
V. Through thee, O Virgin Mary, may we draw the waters of salvation.
R. Out of the Wounds of Christ.
Pater noster, qui es in cælis, sanctificétur nomen tuum: advéniat regnum tuum: fiat volúntas tua, sicut in cælo et in terra. Panem nostrum quotidiánum da nobis hódie: et dimítte nobis débita nostra, sicut et nos dimíttimus debitóribus nostris:
V. Et ne nos indúcas in tentatiónem:
R. Sed líbera nos a malo.
Absolutio. A vínculis peccatórum nostrórum absólvat nos omnípotens et miséricors Dóminus. Amen.
Our Father, who art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us.
V. And lead us not into temptation:
R. But deliver us from evil.
Absolution. May the Almighty and merciful Lord loose us from the bonds of our sins. Amen.

V. Jube, domne, benedícere.
Benedictio. Evangélica léctio sit nobis salus et protéctio. Amen.

Lectio 7
Léctio sancti Evangélii secúndum Joánnem
Joannes 19:25-27
In illo témpore: Stábant juxta crucem Jesu Mater ejus, et soror Matris ejus María Cléophæ, et María Magdaléne. Et réliqua.

Homilía sancti Ambrósii Epíscopi
De Instit. Virg. cap. 7
Stabat juxta crucem Mater, et, fugiéntibus viris, stabat intrépida. Vidéte utrum pudórem mutáre potúerit Mater Jesu, quæ ánimum non mutávit. Spectábat piis óculis Fílii vúlnera, per quæ sciébat ómnibus futúram redemptiónem. Spectábat non degéneri mater spectáculo, quæ non metúerat peremptórem. Pendébat in cruce Fílius, Mater se persecutóribus offerébat.
V. Tu autem, Dómine, miserére nobis.
R. Deo grátias.

R. Quis tibi sensus fuit, o Mater dolórum,
* Dum Joseph síndone Fílium tuum invólvit, et pósuit eum in monuménto?
V. Consideráte et vidéte, si est dolor, sicut dolor meus.
R. Dum Joseph síndone Fílium tuum invólvit, et pósuit eum in monuménto?

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 19:25-27
At that time: There stood by the Cross of Jesus His Mother, and His Mother's sister, Mary (the wife) of Cleophas, and Mary Magdalene. And so on.

Homily by St. Ambrose, Bishop of Milan.
On Virgins, 7
There stood by the Cross His Mother. Men had forsaken Him, but she stood there fearless. Behold how the Mother of Jesus could break through her shrinking modesty, but could not belie her heart. With the eyes of a mother's love she gazed upon the Wounds of her Son, those Wounds through Which she knew that redemption for all mankind was flowing. The Mother, who feared not the executioners, was able to endure the sight of their work. Her Son was hanging upon the Cross, and she braved His tormentors.
V. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us.
R. Thanks be to God.

R. O what a sickening at heart was thine, thou Mother of sorrows
* When Joseph wrapped thy Son in linen and laid Him in the sepulchre?
V. Behold, and see if there be any sorrow like unto my sorrow.
R. When Joseph wrapped thy Son in linen and laid Him in the sepulchre.
V. Jube, domne, benedícere.
Benedictio. Cujus festum cólimus, ipsa Virgo vírginum intercédat pro nobis ad Dóminum. Amen.

Lectio 8
Epist. 25 ad Ecclesiam Vercellensem, prope finem
María Mater Dómini ante crucem Fílii stábat. Nullus me hoc dócuit, nisi sanctus Joánnes Evangelísta. Mundum álii concússum in passióne Dómini conscripsérunt, cælum ténebris obdúctum, refugísse solem, in paradísum latrónem, sed post piam confessiónem, recéptum. Joánnes dócuit, quod álii non docuérunt, quemádmodum in cruce pósitus Matrem appelláverit. Pluris putátur quod victor suppliciórum pietátis offícia Matri exhibébat, quam quod regnum cæléste donábat. Nam si religiósum est quod latróni donátur vénia, multo uberióris pietátis est quod a Fílio Mater tanto afféctu honorátur.
V. Tu autem, Dómine, miserére nobis.
R. Deo grátias.

R. In toto corde tuo gémitus Matris tuæ ne obliviscáris,
* Ut perficiátur propitiátio et benedíctio.
V. Ave, princeps generósa, Martyrúmque prima rosa, Virginúmque lílium.
R. Ut perficiátur propitiátio et benedíctio.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Ut perficiátur propitiátio et benedíctio.
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
From the same 25th Epistle to the Church of Vercelli
Mary, the Mother of the Lord, stood by the Cross of her Son. My only informant of this fact is the holy Evangelist John. Others have written that when the Lord suffered, the earth quaked, the heavens were veiled in darkness, the sun was hidden, and the thief received, after a good confession, the promise of Paradise. John hath taught us what the others have not taught us. Upon the Cross He called her Mother. It is reckoned (by John) a greater thing that in the moment of triumph over agony, He should have discharged the watchful duty of a Son to His Mother, than that He should have made gift of the kingdom of heaven. For if it be a sacred thing to have forgiven the thief, this so great kindness of the Son to the Mother is to be worshipped as the outcome of a tenderer and more touching love.
V. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us.
R. Thanks be to God.

R. Forget not the sorrows of thy mother with thine whole heart,
* That thine offering and thy blessing may be perfected.
V. Hail, O maid of Royal birth, Noblest martyr-rose of earth, lily of virginity.
R. That thine offering and thy blessing may be perfected.
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Ghost.
R. That thine offering and thy blessing may be perfected.
V. Jube, domne, benedícere.
Benedictio. Ad societátem cívium supernórum perdúcat nos Rex Angelórum. Amen.

Lectio 9
Commemoratio pro S. Nicomedis Martyris
Nicomedes presbyter, persequénte Christiános Domitiáno imperatóre, quod corpus Felículæ Vírginis, propter confessiónem christianæ fidei a Flacco cómite interfectæ, sepelísset, comprehéndi jussus est; ductúsque ad statuas deórum, cum eis sacrificáre velle (quod fácere jubebátur) constanter negavísset, proptérea quod sacrifícium uni Deo vero, qui regnat in cælis, deberétur, plumbátis cæsus, in eo martyrio ánimam Deo réddidit. Cujus corpus cum idem comes in profluentem Tiberim projíci imperásset, Justus, Nicomedis clericus diligénter conquisítum, ad muros Urbis via Nomentana honorífice in sepúlcro cóndidit.
V. Tu autem, Dómine, miserére nobis.
R. Deo grátias.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Reading 9
Commemoratio for the Holy Martyr Nicomede.
This Nicomede was a Priest who was ordered to be seized during the persecution of the Christians by the Emperor Domitian, because he had buried the body of the Virgin Felicula, who had been slain by the Count Flaccus for confessing the Christian Faith. He was led to the statues of the gods, and forasmuch as he stoutly disobeyed the command to sacrifice to them, since sacrifice is due only to the one true God Who reigneth in heaven, he was flogged with scourges loaded with lead until he sealed his testimony by giving up his spirit to God. The said Count Flaccus ordered his body to be thrown into the floods of the Tiber, but Justus, clerk to Nicomede, sought diligently for it until he found it, and buried it honourably upon the road to Mentana, hard by the walls of the city.
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.
Deus, in cujus passióne, secúndum Simeónis prophetíam, dulcíssimam ánimam gloriósæ Vírginis et Matris Maríæ dolóris gládius pertransívit: concéde propítius; ut, qui dolóres ejus venerándo recólimus, passiónis tuæ efféctum felícem consequámur:
Qui vivis et regnas cum Deo Patre, 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 God, at Whose suffering the prophecy of Simeon was fulfilled, and a sword of sorrow pierced through the gentle soul of the glorious Virgin and Mother Mary, mercifully grant that we who speak worshipfully of her woes, may obtain the saving purchase of thy suffering.
Who livest and reignest with God the Father in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, world without end.
R. Amen
Conclusio
V. Dómine, exáudi oratiónem meam.
R. Et clamor meus ad te véniat.
V. Benedicámus Dómino.
R. Deo grátias.
V. Fidélium ánimæ per misericórdiam Dei requiéscant in pace.
R. Amen.
Pater noster, qui es in cælis, sanctificétur nomen tuum: advéniat regnum tuum: fiat volúntas tua, sicut in cælo et in terra. Panem nostrum quotidiánum da nobis hódie: et dimítte nobis débita nostra, sicut et nos dimíttimus debitóribus nostris: et ne nos indúcas in tentatiónem: sed líbera nos a malo. Amen.
Conclusion
V. O Lord, hear my prayer.
R. And let my cry come unto thee.
V. Let us bless the Lord.
R. Thanks be to God.
V. May the souls of the faithful, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.
R. Amen.
Our Father, who art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation: But deliver us from evil. Amen.
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