Maternitatis Beatae Mariae Virginis Duplex 2 classis ex [C11]
Tempora: Feria Quarta infra Hebdomadam XVIII post Octavam Pentecostes II. Octobris

Matutinum
Laudes
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Tertia
Sexta
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Ad Matutinum

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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 Spirit.
R. As it was in the beginning, is now, * and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
Alleluia
Invitatory {Antiphona from the Proper of Saints}
Ant. Let us keep holy-day in honour of the Motherhood of the Blessed Virgin Mary: * Let us worship Christ her Son, our Lord.
Ant. Let us keep holy-day in honour of the Motherhood of the Blessed Virgin Mary: * Let us worship Christ her Son, our Lord.
Come let us praise the Lord with joy: let us joyfully sing to God our saviour. Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving; and make a joyful noise to him with psalms.
Ant. Let us keep holy-day in honour of the Motherhood of the Blessed Virgin Mary: * Let us worship Christ her Son, our Lord.
For the Lord is a great God, and a great King above all gods. For in his hand are all the ends of the earth: and the heights of the mountains are his.
Ant. Let us worship Christ her Son, our Lord.
For the sea is his, and he made it: and his hands formed the dry land. (genuflect) Come let us adore and fall down: and weep before the Lord that made us: For he is the Lord our God: and we are the people of his pasture and the sheep of his hand.
Ant. Let us keep holy-day in honour of the Motherhood of the Blessed Virgin Mary: * Let us worship Christ her Son, our Lord.
Today if you shall hear his voice, harden not your hearts: As in the provocation, according to the day of temptation in the wilderness: where your fathers tempted me, they proved me, and saw my works.
Ant. Let us worship Christ her Son, our Lord.
Forty years long was I offended with that generation, and I said: These always err in heart. And these men have not known my ways: so I swore in my wrath that they shall not enter into my rest.
Ant. Let us keep holy-day in honour of the Motherhood of the Blessed Virgin Mary: * Let us worship Christ her Son, our Lord.
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Spirit.
R. As it was in the beginning, is now, * and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
Ant. Let us worship Christ her Son, our Lord.
Ant. Let us keep holy-day in honour of the Motherhood of the Blessed Virgin Mary: * Let us worship Christ her Son, our Lord.
Hymn {from the Proper of Saints}
In heaven's court the choice was weighed,
And fixed upon the Blessed Maid,
Whence there was born, by God's decree,
Christ's ransoming humanity.

And so this Virgin-Mother bore
Him who to save us suffered sore,
Whose life-blood there the earth bedewed
Where he redeemed us on the Rood.

Let anxious fears from man depart,
And hope give joy to every heart,
For with her Son she e'er will plead
That he our tears and prayers may heed.

He welcometh his Mother's plea,
And listeneth right graciously;
Let his, like him, love her indeed,
And seek her help for human need.

All glory to the Trinity
Who made the Virgin's womb to be
A Shrine for Christ's humanity,
To whom be praise eternally.
Amen.
Psalms with lections {Antiphons et Psalmi from the Common or Feast}
Nocturn I.
Ant. Blessed art thou among women, * and blessed is the fruit of thy womb
Psalm 8 [1]
8:1 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.
8:7 Thou hast subjected all things under his feet, * all sheep and oxen: moreover the beasts also of the fields.
8:8 The birds of the air, and the fishes of the sea, * that pass through the paths of the sea.
8:9 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 Spirit.
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
Ant. O Holy Mother of God * thou hast yielded a pleasant odor like the best myrrh
Psalm 18 [2]
18:1 The heavens shew forth the glory of God, * and the firmament declareth the work of his hands.
18:2 Day to day uttereth speech, * and night to night sheweth knowledge.
18:3 There are no speeches nor languages, * where their voices are not heard.
18:4 Their sound hath gone forth into all the earth: * and their words unto the ends of the world.
18:5 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 Spirit.
R. As it was in the beginning, is now, * and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Ant. O Holy Mother of God * thou hast yielded a pleasant odor like the best myrrh
Ant. Sing for us again and again before this maiden's bed * the tender idylls of the play
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 Spirit.
R. As it was in the beginning, is now, * and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Ant. Sing for us again and again before this maiden's bed * the tender idylls of the play
V. In thy comeliness and thy beauty.
R. Go forward, fare prosperously, and reign.
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 Spirit, ever world without end. Amen.

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

Reading 1
Lesson from the book of Ecclesiasticus
Sir 24:5-11
5 I came out of the mouth of the most High, the firstborn before all creatures:
6 I made that in the heavens there should rise light that never faileth, and as a cloud I covered all the earth:
7 I dwelt in the highest places, and my throne is in a pillar of a cloud.
8 I alone have compassed the circuit of heaven, and have penetrated into the bottom of the deep, and have walked in the waves of the sea,
9 And have stood in all the earth: and in every people,
10 And in every nation I have had the chief rule:
11 And by my power I have trodden under my feet the hearts of all the high and low: and in all these I sought rest, and I shall abide in the inheritance of the Lord.
V. And thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us
R. Thanks be to God.

R. O Holy Virgin Mary, happy art thou, and right worthy of all praise;
* For out of thee rose the Sun of righteousness, even Christ our God, by whom we are saved and redeemed.
V. Let us keep glad holy-day in honour of the Motherhood of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
R. For out of thee rose the Sun of righteousness, even Christ our God, by whom we are saved and redeemed.
V. Grant, Lord, a blessing.
Benediction . May the Son, the Sole-begotten, mercifully bless and keep us. Amen.

Reading 2
Sir 24:12-16
12 Then the creator of all things commanded, and said to me: and he that made me, rested in my tabernacle,
13 And he said to me: Let thy dwelling be in Jacob, and thy inheritance in Israel, and take root in my elect.
14 From the beginning, and before the world, was I created, and unto the world to come I shall not cease to be, and in the holy dwelling place I have ministered before him.
15 And so was I established in Sion, and in the holy city likewise I rested, and my power was in Jerusalem.
16 And I took root in an honourable people, and in the portion of my God his inheritance, and my abode is in the full assembly of saints.
V. And thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us
R. Thanks be to God.

R. From thee, still maiden undefiled, the Saviour came a little Child:
* He the Lord who ruleth o'er earth and o'er heaven for ever, being made man, was enclosed in the blest sides of thy womb.
V. Blessed art thou among women, and blessed if the Fruit of thy womb.
R. He the Lord who ruleth o'er earth and o'er heaven for ever, being made man, was enclosed in the blest sides of thy womb.
V. Grant, Lord, a blessing.
Benediction . May the grace of the Holy Spirit enlighten all our hearts and minds. Amen.

Reading 3
Sir 24:17-23
17 I was exalted like a cedar in Libanus, and as a cypress tree on mount Sion.
18 I was exalted like a palm tree in Cades, and as a rose plant in Jericho:
19 As a fair olive tree in the plains, and as a plane tree by the water in the streets, was I exalted.
20 I gave a sweet smell like cinnamon. and aromatical balm: I yielded a sweet odour like the best myrrh:
21 And I perfumed my dwelling as storax, and galbanum, and onyx, and aloes, and as the frankincense not cut, and my odour is as the purest balm.
22 I have stretched out my branches as the turpentine tree, and my branches are of honour and grace.
23 As the vine I have brought forth a pleasant odour: and my flowers are the fruit of honour and riches.
V. And thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us
R. Thanks be to God.

R. Many daughters have gotten riches, but thou excellest them all:
* O holy Mother of God, thou art become beautiful and gentle in thy gladness.
V. May all that are keeping holy-day in honour of thy blessed Motherhood feel the might of thine assistance.
R. O holy Mother of God, thou art become beautiful and gentle in thy gladness.
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Spirit.
R. O holy Mother of God, thou art become beautiful and gentle in thy gladness.
Nocturn II.
Ant. In thy comeliness and thy beauty, * go forward, fare prosperously, and reign
Psalm 44 [4]
44:1 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.
44:6 Because of truth and meekness and justice: * and thy right hand shall conduct thee wonderfully.
44:7 Thy arrows are sharp: under thee shall people fall, * into the hearts of the king's enemies.
44:8 Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: * the sceptre of thy kingdom is a sceptre of uprightness.
44:9 Thou hast loved justice, and hated iniquity: * therefore God, thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows.
44:10 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 Spirit.
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. God shall give her the help of His countenance; * God is in the midst of her, she shall not be moved
Psalm 45 [5]
45:1 Our God is our refuge and strength: * a helper in troubles, which have found us exceedingly.
45:2 Therefore we will not fear, when the earth shall be troubled; * and the mountains shall be removed into the heart of the sea.
45:3 Their waters roared and were troubled: * the mountains were troubled with his strength.
45:4 The stream of the river maketh the city of God joyful: * the most High hath sanctified his own tabernacle.
45:5 God is in the midst thereof, it shall not be moved: * God will help it in the morning early.
45:6 Nations were troubled, and kingdoms were bowed down: * he uttered his voice, the earth trembled.
45:7 The Lord of armies is with us: * the God of Jacob is our protector.
45:8 Come and behold ye the works of the Lord: what wonders he hath done upon earth, * making wars to cease even to the end of the earth.
45:9 He shall destroy the bow, and break the weapons: * and the shield he shall burn in the fire.
45:10 Be still and see that I am God; * I will be exalted among the nations, and I will be exalted in the earth.
45:11 The Lord of armies is with us: * the God of Jacob is our protector.
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Spirit.
R. As it was in the beginning, is now, * and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Ant. God shall give her the help of His countenance; * God is in the midst of her, she shall not be moved
Ant. O Holy Mother of God * all we who dwell in thee are in gladness
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.
86:2 Glorious things are said of thee, * O city of God.
86:3 I will be mindful of Rahab and of Babylon * knowing me.
86:4 Behold the foreigners, and Tyre, and the people of the Ethiopians, * these were there.
86:5 Shall not Sion say: This man and that man is born in her? * and the Highest himself hath founded her.
86:6 The Lord shall tell in his writings of peoples and of princes, * of them that have been in her.
86:7 The dwelling in thee * is as it were of all rejoicing.
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Spirit.
R. As it was in the beginning, is now, * and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Ant. O Holy Mother of God * all we who dwell in thee are in gladness
V. God shall help her with his strength
R. God is in the midst of her, she shall not be moved.
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 Spirit, world without end. Amen.

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

Reading 4
A Sermon of St Leo the Pope
Sermo 1 de Nativitate Domini
His Mother was chosen a Virgin of the kingly lineage of David, and when she was to grow heavy with the sacred Child, her soul had already conceived him before her body. She learned the counsel of God announced to her by the Angel, lest the unwonted events should alarm her. The future Mother of God knew what was to be wrought in her by the Holy Spirit, and that her modesty was absolutely safe. For why should she, unto whom was promised all sufficient strength through the power of the Highest, have felt hopeless merely because of the unexampled character of such a conception? She believeth, and her belief is confirmed by the attestation of a miracle which hath already been wrought. The fruitfulness of Elizabeth, before unhoped for, is brought forward that she might not doubt that he who had given conception unto her that was barren, would give the same unto her that was Virgin. And so the Word of God, the Son of God, who was in the beginning with God, by whom all things were made, and without whom was not anything made that was made, to deliver man from eternal death, was made man.
V. And thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us
R. Thanks be to God.

R. Let us tell again of the right worthy Motherhood of the glorious Virgin Mary:
* The same is she whose lowliness the Lord regarded, she who by the message of an Angel conceived the Saviour of the world.
V. Let us sing praise to Christ on this the solemn Feastday of the wondrous Mother of God.
R. The same is she whose lowliness the Lord regarded, she who by the message of an Angel conceived the Saviour of the world.
V. Grant, Lord, a blessing.
Benediction . May Christ to all His people give, for ever in His sight to live. Amen.

Reading 5
Our Lord Jesus Christ, descending from his throne in heaven, but leaving not that glory which he hath with the Father, cometh into this lower world by being born after a new order and in a new birth. He cometh after a new order, in that he who is unseen among his own, was seen among us; the Incomprehensible was fain to be comprehended, and he that is from everlasting to everlasting began to be in time. He was the Offspring of a new birth; conceived of a maiden, without the passion of any fleshly father, without any breach of his Mother's virginity, since such a birth beseemed the coming Saviour of mankind, who was to have in him the nature of man's being, and to be free of any defilement of man's flesh. Though he sprung not as we spring, yet is his nature as our nature; we believe that he is free from the use and custom of men; but it was the power of God which wrought that a maiden should conceive, that a maiden should bring forth, and yet abide a maiden still.
V. And thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us
R. Thanks be to God.

R. Blessed art thou of the Lord, O daughter, for through thee have we been given to eat of the tree of life:
* Thou, without ensample before thee, didst make thyself well-pleasing in the sight of our Lord Jesus Christ.
V. Despise not our petitions in our necessities, but deliver us from all dangers, O holy Mother of God.
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 XI
In the year 1931, amid the applause of the whole Catholic world, solemn rites were celebrated to mark the completion of the fifteen centuries which had elapsed since the Council of Ephesus, moving against the Nestorian heresy, had acclaimed the blessed Virgin Mary, of whom Jesus was born, as Mother of God. This acclamation had been made by the Fathers of the Church under the leadership of Pope Celestine. Pius XI, as Supreme Pontiff, wished to commemorate the notable event and to give lasting proof of his devotion to Mary. Now there had existed for many years in Rome a grand memorial to the proclamation of Ephesus?the triumphal arch in the basilica of Saint Mary Major on the Esquiline Hill. This monument had already been adorned by a previous pontiff, Sixtus III, with mosaics of marvellous workmanship, now falling to pieces from the decay of the passing ages. Pius XI, therefore, out of his own munificence, caused these to be restored most exquisitely and with them the transept of the basilica. In an Encyclical Letter Pius set forth also the true history of the Council of Ephesus, and expounded fervently and at great length the doctrine of the prerogatives of the Blessed Virgin Mary as Mother of God. He did this that the doctrine of this lofty mystery might sink more deeply into the hearts of the faithful. In it he set forth Mary, the Mother of God, blessed among women, and the most holy Family of Nazareth as the exemplars to be followed above all others, as models of the dignity and holiness of chaste wedlock, as patterns of the holy education to be given youth. Finally that no liturgical detail be lacking, he decreed that the feast of the Divine Motherhood of the Blessed Virgin Mary be celebrated annually on the 11th day of October by the universal Church with a proper Mass and Office under the rite of a double of the second class.
V. And thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us
R. Thanks be to God.

R. Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the Fruit of thy womb:
* Whence is this to me, that the Mother of my Lord should come to me?
V. He hath regarded the lowliness of his handmaiden, and he that is mighty hath magnified me.
R. Whence is this to me, that the Mother of my Lord should come to me?
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Spirit.
R. Whence is this to me, that the Mother of my Lord should come to me?
Nocturn III.
Ant. Joy to thee, * 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 Spirit.
R. As it was in the beginning, is now, * and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Ant. Joy to thee, * O Virgin Mary, thou hast trampled down all the heresies in the whole world
Ant. Holy Virgin, my praise by thee accepted be * give me strength against thine enemies
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.
96:8 Adore him, all you his angels: * Sion heard, and was glad.
96:9 And the daughters of Juda rejoiced, * because of thy judgments, O Lord.
96:10 For thou art the most high Lord over all the earth: * thou art exalted exceedingly above all gods.
96:11 You that love the Lord, hate evil: * the Lord preserveth the souls of his saints, he will deliver them out of the hand of the sinner.
96:12 Light is risen to the just, * and joy to the right of heart.
96:13 Rejoice, ye just, in the Lord: * and give praise to the remembrance of his holiness.
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Spirit.
R. As it was in the beginning, is now, * and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Ant. Holy Virgin, my praise by thee accepted be * give me strength against thine enemies
Ant. After thy delivery thou still remainest a virgin * undefiled Mother of God, pray for us
Psalm 97 [9]
97:1 Sing ye to the Lord a new canticle: * because he hath done wonderful things.
97:2 His right hand hath wrought for him salvation, * and his arm is holy.
97:3 The Lord hath made known his salvation: * he hath revealed his justice in the sight of the Gentiles.
97:4 He hath remembered his mercy * and his truth toward the house of Israel.
97:5 All the ends of the earth have seen * the salvation of our God.
97:6 Sing joyfully to God, all the earth; * make melody, rejoice and sing.
97:7 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.
97:8 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.
97:9 The rivers shall clap their hands, the mountains shall rejoice together at the presence of the Lord: * because he cometh to judge the earth.
97:10 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 Spirit.
R. As it was in the beginning, is now, * and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Ant. After thy delivery thou still remainest a virgin * undefiled Mother of God, pray for us
V. God hath chosen her and fore-chosen her.
R. He hath made her to dwell in His tabernacle.
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. 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 2:43-51
In that time having fulfilled the days, when they returned, the child Jesus remained in Jerusalem; and his parents knew it not. And thinking that he was in the company, they came a day's journey, and sought him among their kinsfolks and acquaintance. And so on.

A Homily of St. Bernard the Abbot
Homilia 1. de Laud. Virg. Matris
Son, why hast thou thus dealt with us? Mary called God, the Lord of Angels, her son. Which of the angels would have dared to do so? It is enough for them, and they reckon it is a great thing, that, being naturally spirits, they should receive the grace of being made and called angels, as witness David: Who maketh spirits his angels. But Mary, knowing herself to be his Mother, doth boldly apply the word Son to that Majesty whom the angels do serve with awe; neither doth God despise to be called what he hath made himself. For a little after, the Evangelist saith: And he was subject unto them. Who to whom? God to men. I say that God, unto whom the angels are subject, and who is obeyed by the Principalities and Powers, was subject to Mary.
V. And thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us
R. Thanks be to God.

R. Blessed art thou, O Virgin Mary, Mother of God, thou that hast believed the Lord, for there hath been a performance in thee of those things which were told thee:
* Therefore God hath blessed thee for ever.
V. Grace is poured into thy lips; plead for us with the Lord our God.
R. Therefore God hath blessed thee for ever.
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
Marvel thou at both these things, and choose whether to marvel most at the sublime condescension of the Son, or at the sublime dignity of Mary. Either is amazing, either marvellous. That God should obey this woman, is a lowliness without parallel; that this woman should rule over God, an exaltation without match. In praise of virgins, and of virgins only, is it sung that These are they which follow the Lamb whithersoever he goeth. Of what praise then thinkest thou that she must be worthy who even leadeth the Lamb? O man, learn to obey. O earth, learn to submit. O dust, learn to keep down. It is of thy Maker that the Evangelist saith: And he was subject unto them. Blush, O proud ashes. God humbleth himself; and dost thou exalt thyself? God is subject unto men; and wilt thou, by striving to rule over men, set thyself before thy Maker?
V. And thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us
R. Thanks be to God.

R. Rejoice with me, all you that love the Lord, for in my lowliness I pleased the Most High,
* And from my womb I brought forth God-made-Man.
V. All generations shall call me blessed, for God hath regarded the lowliness of his handmaiden.
R. And from my womb I brought forth God-made-Man.
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Spirit.
R. And from my womb I brought forth God-made-Man.
V. Grant, Lord, a blessing.
Benediction . May He that is the Angels' King to that high realm His people bring. Amen.

Reading 9
O happy Mary, lowly and virgin; and wondrous virginity, which motherhood destroyed not, but exalted; and wondrous lowliness, which the fruitful virginity took not away, but ennobled; and wondrous motherhood, which was both virgin and lowly. Which of them is not wondrous? which of them is not unexampled? and which of them doth not stand alone? The wonder would be if thou wert not puzzled at which to wonder most?motherhood in a virgin, or virginity in a mother; a motherhood so exalted, or lowliness in such exaltation. But indeed more marvellous than any one of these things is the combination of them all, and without all comparison, it is more excellent and more blessed to have received them all, than to have received any one of them alone. What wonder is it that God, of whom we see and read, that He is wonderful in his holy places, should have shewn himself wonderful in his Mother? O ye that be married, honour this incorruption in corruptible flesh; O holy maidens, gaze in wonder at motherhood in a maid; O, all mankind, take pattern by the lowliness of the Mother of God.
V. And 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,

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 Spirit the Comforter.

Thou art the King of Glory O Christ.
Thou art the everlasting Son of the Father.
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;
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.
Skip the rest, unless praying Lauds separately
Prayer {from the Proper of Saints}
V. The Lord be with you
R. And with thy spirit
Let us pray
O God, who didst will that, at the announcement of an Angel, thy Word should take flesh in the womb of the blessed Virgin Mary, grant to us thy suppliants, that we who believe her to be truly the mother of God may be helped by her intercession with thee
Through the same Jesus Christ, thy Son, Our Lord, Who liveth and reigneth with thee in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God, world without end.
R. Amen.

Finish
V. The Lord be with you
R. And with thy spirit
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.

Ad Laudes

Start
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 Spirit.
R. As it was in the beginning, is now, * and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
Alleluia
Psalms {from the Proper of Saints}
Ant. Blessed art thou, * O Virgin Mary, who didst bear the Creator of all things.
Psalm 92 [1]
92:1 The Lord hath reigned, he is clothed with beauty: * the Lord is clothed with strength, and hath girded himself.
92:2 For he hath established the world * which shall not be moved.
92:3 Thy throne is prepared from of old: * thou art from everlasting.
92:4 The floods have lifted up, O Lord: * the floods have lifted up their voice.
92:5 The floods have lifted up their waves, * with the noise of many waters.
92:6 Wonderful are the surges of the sea: * wonderful is the Lord on high.
92:7 Thy testimonies are become exceedingly credible: * holiness becometh thy house, O Lord, unto length of days.
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Spirit.
R. As it was in the beginning, is now, * and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Ant. Blessed art thou, * O Virgin Mary, who didst bear the Creator of all things.
Ant. Thou didst bring him forth * who made thee, and remainest a Virgin for ever.
Psalm 99 [2]
99:1 Sing joyfully to God, all the earth: * serve ye the Lord with gladness.
99:2 Come in before his presence * with exceeding great joy.
99:3 Know ye that the Lord he is God: * he made us, and not we ourselves.
99:4 We are his people and the sheep of his pasture. * Go ye into his gates with praise, into his courts with hymns: and give glory to him.
99:5 Praise ye his name: for the Lord is sweet, his mercy endureth for ever, * and his truth to generation and generation.
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Spirit.
R. As it was in the beginning, is now, * and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Ant. Thou didst bring him forth * who made thee, and remainest a Virgin for ever.
Ant. When I was a little one, * I pleased the Most High, and from my womb I have brought forth God and man.
Psalm 62 [3]
62:1 O God, my God, * to thee do I watch at break of day.
62:2 For thee my soul hath thirsted; * for thee my flesh, O how many ways!
62:3 In a desert land, and where there is no way, and no water: * so in the sanctuary have I come before thee, to see thy power and thy glory.
62:4 For thy mercy is better than lives: * thee my lips shall praise.
62:5 Thus will I bless thee all my life long: * and in thy name I will lift up my hands.
62:6 Let my soul be filled as with marrow and fatness: * and my mouth shall praise thee with joyful lips.
62:7 If I have remembered thee upon my bed, I will meditate on thee in the morning: * because thou hast been my helper.
62:8 And I will rejoice under the covert of thy wings: my soul hath stuck close to thee: * thy right hand hath received me.
62:9 But they have sought my soul in vain, they shall go into the lower parts of the earth: * they shall be delivered into the hands of the sword, they shall be the portions of foxes.
62:10 But the king shall rejoice in God, all they shall be praised that swear by him: * because the mouth is stopped of them that speak wicked things.
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Spirit.
R. As it was in the beginning, is now, * and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Ant. When I was a little one, * I pleased the Most High, and from my womb I have brought forth God and man.
Ant. Daughter, thou art blessed * of the Lord: for by thee we have partaken of the fruit of life.
Canticle of the Three young men [4]
(Canticle of the Three young men * Dan 3:57-75,56)
3:57 All ye works of the Lord, bless the Lord: * praise and exalt him above all for ever.
3:58 O ye angels of the Lord, bless the Lord: * O ye heavens, bless the Lord:
3:59 O all ye waters that are above the heavens, bless the Lord: * O all ye powers of the Lord, bless the Lord
3:60 O ye sun and moon, bless the Lord: * O ye stars of heaven, bless the Lord.
3:61 O every shower and dew, bless ye the Lord: * O all ye spirits of God, bless the Lord.
3:62 O ye fire and heat, bless the Lord: * O ye cold and heat, bless the Lord.
3:63 O ye dews and hoar frosts, bless the Lord: * O ye frost and cold, bless the Lord.
3:64 O ye ice and snow, bless the Lord: * O ye nights and days, bless the Lord.
3:65 O ye light and darkness, bless the Lord: * O ye lightnings and clouds, bless the Lord.
3:66 O let the earth bless the Lord: * let it praise and exalt him above all for ever.
3:67 O ye mountains and hills, bless the Lord: * O all ye things that spring up in the earth, bless the Lord.
3:68 O ye fountains, bless the Lord: * O ye seas and rivers, bless the Lord.
3:69 O ye whales, and all that move in the waters, bless the Lord: * O all ye fowls of the air, bless the Lord.
3:70 O all ye beasts and cattle, bless the Lord: * O ye sons of men, bless the Lord.
3:71 O let Israel bless the Lord: * let them praise and exalt him above all for ever.
3:72 O ye priests of the Lord, bless the Lord: * O ye servants of the Lord, bless the Lord.
3:73 O ye spirits and souls of the just, bless the Lord: * O ye holy and humble of heart, bless the Lord.
3:74 O Ananias, Azarias, and Misael, bless ye the Lord: * praise and exalt him above all for ever.
3:75 (Bow head) Let us bless the Father and the Son, with the Holy Spirit; * let us praise and exalt him above all for ever.
3:56 Blessed art thou, O Lord, in the firmament of heaven: * and worthy of praise, and glorious for ever.

Ant. Daughter, thou art blessed * of the Lord: for by thee we have partaken of the fruit of life.
Ant. The daughters of Sion, * saw her, and called her blessed; and the queens praised her.
Psalm 148 [5]
148:1 Praise ye the Lord from the heavens * praise ye him in the high places.
148:2 Praise ye him, all his angels: * praise ye him, all his hosts.
148:3 Praise ye him, O sun and moon: * praise him, all ye stars and light.
148:4 Praise him, ye heavens of heavens: * and let all the waters that are above the heavens, praise the name of the Lord.
148:5 For he spoke, and they were made: * he commanded, and they were created.
148:6 He hath established them for ever, and for ages of ages: * he hath made a decree, and it shall not pass away.
148:7 Praise the Lord from the earth, * ye dragons, and all ye deeps:
148:8 Fire, hail, snow, ice, stormy winds * which fulfill his word:
148:9 Mountains and all hills, * fruitful trees and all cedars:
148:10 Beasts and all cattle: * serpents and feathered fowls:
148:11 Kings of the earth and all people: * princes and all judges of the earth:
148:12 Young men and maidens: * let the old with the younger, praise the name of the Lord: For his name alone is exalted.
148:13 The praise of him is above heaven and earth: * and he hath exalted the horn of his people.
148:14 A hymn to all his saints: to the children of Israel, a people approaching him.
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Spirit.
R. As it was in the beginning, is now, * and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Ant. The daughters of Sion, * saw her, and called her blessed; and the queens praised her.
Chapter Hymn Verse {from the Proper of Saints}
Sir 24:12-13
He that made me, rested in my tabernacle,And he said to me: Let thy dwelling be in Jacob, and thy inheritance in Israel, and take root in my elect.
R. Thanks be to God.

Hymnus
Mother of Almighty God!
Suppliant at thy feet we pray;
Shelter us from Satan’s fraud,
Safe beneath thy wing this day.

Twas by reason of our Fall,
In our first Forefather’s crime,
That the mighty Lord of all
Raised thee to thy rank sublime.

Oh then upon Adam’s race
Look thou with a pitying eye;
And entreat of Jesus grace,
Till He lay his anger by.

Honour, glory, virtue, merit,
Be to Thee, O Virgin’s Son!
With the Father and the Spirit,
While eternal ages run.
Amen.

V. The Root of Jesse hath budded; the Star hath risen out of Jacob.
R. A Virgin hath brought forth the Saviour: O Lord our God, we praise thee.
Canticum Benedictus {Antiphon from the Proper of Saints}
Ant. Holy Mary * show thine aid to those in misery, strengthen the faint-hearted, comfort the sorrowful,pray for the people, mediate for the clergy, intercede for all women vowed to God; may all experience thy help who celebrate thy admirable Motherhood.
(Canticle of Zacharias: Luke 1:68-79)
1:68 Blessed be the Lord + God of Israel; * because he hath visited and wrought the redemption of his people:
1:69 And hath raised up an horn of salvation to us, * in the house of David his servant:
1:70 As he spoke by the mouth of his holy Prophets, * who are from the beginning:
1:71 Salvation from our enemies, * and from the hand of all that hate us:
1:72 To perform mercy to our fathers, * and to remember his holy testament,
1:73 The oath, which he swore to Abraham our father, * that he would grant to us,
1:74 That being delivered from the hand of our enemies, * we may serve him without fear,
1:75 In holiness and justice before him, * all our days.
1:76 And thou, child, shalt be called the prophet of the Highest: * for thou shalt go before the face of the Lord to prepare his ways:
1:77 To give knowledge of salvation to his people, * unto the remission of their sins:
1:78 Through the bowels of the mercy of our God, * in which the Orient from on high hath visited us:
1:79 To enlighten them that sit in darkness, and in the shadow of death: * to direct our feet into the way of peace.
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Spirit.
R. As it was in the beginning, is now, * and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
Ant. Holy Mary * show thine aid to those in misery, strengthen the faint-hearted, comfort the sorrowful,pray for the people, mediate for the clergy, intercede for all women vowed to God; may all experience thy help who celebrate thy admirable Motherhood.
Weekday intercessions{omit}
Prayer {from the Proper of Saints}
V. The Lord be with you
R. And with thy spirit
Let us pray
O God, who didst will that, at the announcement of an Angel, thy Word should take flesh in the womb of the blessed Virgin Mary, grant to us thy suppliants, that we who believe her to be truly the mother of God may be helped by her intercession with thee
Through the same Jesus Christ, thy Son, Our Lord, Who liveth and reigneth with thee in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God, world without end.
R. Amen.

Finish
V. The Lord be with you
R. And with thy spirit
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.

Ad Primam

Start
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 Spirit.
R. As it was in the beginning, is now, * and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
Alleluia
Hymnus
Now in the sun’s new dawning ray,
Lowly of heart, our God we pray
That he from harm may keep us free
In all the deeds this day shall see.

May fear of him our tongues restrain,
Lest strife unguarded speech should stain:
His favouring care our guardian be,
Lest our eyes feed on vanity.

May every heart be pure from sin
And folly find no place therein:
Scant need of food, excess denied,
Wear down in us the body’s pride.

That when the light of day is gone,
And night in course shall follow on.
We, free from cares the world affords,
May chant the praise that is our Lord’s.

* All laud to God the Father be,
All praise, Eternal Son, to thee:
All glory, as is ever meet,
To God the holy Paraclete.
Amen.
Psalms {Antiphon from the Psalter for the day of the week}
Ant. For thy mercy * O Lord, is before my eyes; and I am well pleased with thy truth.
Psalm 25 [1]
25:1 Judge me, O Lord, for I have walked in my innocence: * and I have put my trust in the Lord, and shall not be weakened.
25:2 Prove me, O Lord, and try me; * burn my reins and my heart.
25:3 For thy mercy is before my eyes; * and I am well pleased with thy truth.
25:4 I have not sat with the council of vanity: * neither will I go in with the doers of unjust things.
25:5 I have hated the assembly of the malignant; * and with the wicked I will not sit.
25:6 I will wash my hands among the innocent; * and will compass thy altar, O Lord:
25:7 That I may hear the voice of thy praise: * and tell of all thy wondrous works.
25:8 I have loved, O Lord, the beauty of thy house; * and the place where thy glory dwelleth.
25:9 Take not away my soul, O God, with the wicked: * nor my life with bloody men:
25:10 In whose hands are iniquities: * their right hand is filled with gifts.
25:11 But as for me, I have walked in my innocence: * redeem me, and have mercy on me.
25:12 My foot hath stood in the direct way: * in the churches I will bless thee, O Lord.
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Spirit.
R. As it was in the beginning, is now, * and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
Psalm 51 [2]
51:1 Why dost thou glory in malice, * thou that art mighty in iniquity?
51:2 All the day long thy tongue hath devised injustice: * as a sharp razor, thou hast wrought deceit.
51:3 Thou hast loved malice more than goodness: * and iniquity rather than to speak righteousness.
51:4 Thou hast loved all the words of ruin, * O deceitful tongue.
51:5 Therefore will God destroy thee for ever: * he will pluck thee out, and remove thee from thy dwelling place: and thy root out of the land of the living.
51:6 The just shall see and fear, and shall laugh at him, and say: * Behold the man that made not God his helper:
51:7 But trusted in the abundance of his riches: * and prevailed in his vanity.
51:8 But I, as a fruitful olive tree in the house of God, * have hoped in the mercy of God for ever, yea for ever and ever.
51:9 I will praise thee for ever, because thou hast done it: * and I will wait on thy name, for it is good in the sight of thy saints.
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Spirit.
R. As it was in the beginning, is now, * and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
Psalm 52 [3]
52:1 The fool said in his heart: * There is no God.
52:2 They are corrupted, and become abominable in iniquities: * there is none that doth good.
52:3 God looked down from heaven on the children of men: * to see if there were any that did understand, or did seek God.
52:4 All have gone aside, they are become unprofitable together, * there is none that doth good, no not one.
52:5 Shall not all the workers of iniquity know, * who eat up my people as they eat bread?
52:6 They have not called upon God: * there have they trembled for fear, where there was no fear.
52:7 For God hath scattered the bones of them that please men: * they have been confounded, because God hath despised them.
52:8 Who will give out of Sion the salvation of Israel? * when God shall bring back the captivity of his people, Jacob shall rejoice, and Israel shall be glad.
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Spirit.
R. As it was in the beginning, is now, * and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Ant. For thy mercy * O Lord, is before my eyes; and I am well pleased with thy truth.
Chapter Responsory Verse {from the Psalter for the day of the week}
1 Tim. 1:17
Now to the king of ages, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honour and glory for ever and ever. Amen.
R. Thanks be to God

R.br. Christ, Son of the living God, * have mercy on us.
R. Christ, Son of the living God, * have mercy on us.
V. Thou that wast born of the Virgin Mary
R. Have mercy on us.
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Spirit.
R. Christ, Son of the living God, * have mercy on us.

V. Arise, O Christ, and help us.
R. And deliver us for thy name's sake.
Prayers
V. The Lord be with you
R. And with thy spirit
Let us pray.
O Lord, our heavenly Father, Almighty and everlasting God, who has safely brought us to the beginning of this day: defend us by thy mighty power; and grant that this day we fall into no sin, but that all our doings may be ordered by thy governance, to do always that is righteous in thy sight.
Through Jesus Christ, thy Son our Lord, Who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, ever one God, world without end.
R. Amen.
V. The Lord be with you
R. And with thy spirit
V. Let us bless the Lord
R. Thanks be to God
Martyrologium (anticipated)

On the morrow we keep the feast of the holy Confessor Wilfred, Bishop of York.
October 12th anno Domini 2017 The 21st Day of Moon were born into the better life

At Rome, the holy martyrs Evagrius, Priscian, and their Companions.
At Ravenna, on the Laurentine Way, (in the persecution under the Emperor Diocletian,) the holy martyr Edistius.
In Lycia, under the same Emperor Diocletian, the holy martyr Domnina.
In Africa are commemorated four thousand nine hundred and sixty-six holy martyrs and Confessors in the Vandal persecution under the Arian King Hunneric. Some of these were Bishops of the Churches of God, and some of them Priests and Deacons, but with them were joined multitudes of the other faithful. For defending the Catholic truth they were driven into exile in the terrible desert many of them were cruelly taken by the Moors, goaded to run at the point of the spear, and beaten with stones others had their feet tied together, and were dragged like corpses through hard and sharp places, until all their limbs were mangled and then were tortured to death in divers ways. Pre-eminent among them were the Bishops Felix and Cyprian.
At Celeia, in Pannonia, (in the fourth century,) holy Maximilian, Bishop (of Lorch.)
At Milan, (in the third century,) the holy Bishop Monas. During the discussion as to the choosing of a Bishop there, a light from heaven shone upon him, and through that wondrous sign he was made Bishop of that church.
At Verona, holy Salvin, Bishop.
In Syria, the holy Priest and Confessor Eustace.
At Ascoli, in the March of Ancona, (in the year 1604,) the holy Confessor Seraphim, of the Order of Friars Minor Capuchins, who was marked by holiness of life and by lowliness, and whose name the Supreme Pontiff Clement XIII. enrolled with those of the Saints.
V. And elsewhere many other holy martyrs, confessors, and holy virgins.
R. Thanks be to God.
V. Precious in the sight of the Lord
R. Is the death of his saints.
Holy Mary and all the Saints, intercede for us with the Lord, our God, so that we may merit His help and salvation, who lives and reigns for ever and ever. Amen.

V. O God come to my assistance;
R. O Lord, make haste to help me.
V. O God come to my assistance;
R. O Lord, make haste to help me.
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 Spirit.
R. As it was in the beginning, is now, * and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
Lord have mercy on us, Christ have mercy on us, Lord have mercy on us
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.
V. Look upon thy servants and upon their works: and direct their children.
R. And let the brightness of the Lord our God be upon us. Direct thou the works of our hands yea, the work of our hands do thou direct.
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Spirit.
R. As it was in the beginning, is now, * and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
Let us pray
O Lord, Almighty God, King of heaven and earth, Savior of the world, bless, lead, rule and govern our hearts and bodies, our senses, words and deeds today, following thy law and commandments, that here and for eternity with thy help we shall be saved in freedom. Who lives and reigns for ever and ever. Amen.
V. Lord, please, bless me.
Benediction . May Almighty God arrange our deeds and our day in His peace. Amen.
Short reading {default}
2 Thess 3:5
And the Lord direct your hearts, in the charity of God, and the patience of Christ.
V. And thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us
R. Thanks be to God
Finish
V. Our help + is in the name of the Lord,
R. Who made heaven and earth.
V. Let us bless
R. God.
V. May the Lord bless us, + protect us from all evil and bring us to everlasting life. And may the souls of the faithful, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.
R. Amen.

Ad Tertiam

Start
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 Spirit.
R. As it was in the beginning, is now, * and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
Alleluia
Hymnus
Come Holy Spirit who ever One
Art with the Father and the Son,
It is the hour, our souls possess
With thy full flood of holiness.

Let flesh and heart and lips and mind
Sound forth our witness to mankind;
And love light up our mortal frame,
Till others catch the living flame.

* Almighty Father, hear our cry,
Through Jesus Christ, our Lord most High,
Who, with the Holy Spirit and thee,
Doth live and reign eternally.
Amen.
Psalms {Antiphon from the Psalter for the day of the week}
Ant. For behold God is my helper: * and the Lord is the protector of my soul.
Psalm 53 [1]
53:1 Save me, O God, by thy name, * and judge me in thy strength.
53:2 O God, hear my prayer: * give ear to the words of my mouth.
53:3 For strangers have risen up against me; and the mighty have sought after my soul: * and they have not set God before their eyes.
53:4 For behold God is my helper: * and the Lord is the protector of my soul.
53:5 Turn back the evils upon my enemies; * and cut them off in thy truth.
53:6 I will freely sacrifice to thee, * and will give praise, O God, to thy name: because it is good:
53:7 For thou hast delivered me out of all trouble: * and my eye hath looked down upon my enemies.
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Spirit.
R. As it was in the beginning, is now, * and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
Psalm 54(1-16) [2]
54:1 Hear, O God, my prayer, and despise not my supplication: * be attentive to me and hear me.
54:2 I am grieved in my exercise; * and am troubled, at the voice of the enemy, and at the tribulation of the sinner.
54:3 For they have cast iniquities upon me; * and in wrath they were troublesome to me.
54:4 My heart is troubled within me: * and the fear of death is fallen upon me.
54:5 Fear and trembling are come upon me: * and darkness hath covered me.
54:6 And I said: Who will give me wings like a dove, * and I will fly and be at rest?
54:7 Lo, I have gone far off flying away; * and I abode in the wilderness.
54:8 I waited for him that hath saved me * from pusillanimity of spirit, and a storm.
54:9 Cast down, O Lord, and divide their tongues; * for I have seen iniquity and contradiction in the city.
54:10 Day and night shall iniquity surround it upon its walls: * and in the midst thereof are labour, and injustice.
54:11 And usury and deceit * have not departed from its streets.
54:12 For if my enemy had reviled me, * I would verily have borne with it.
54:13 And if he that hated me had spoken great things against me, * I would perhaps have hidden myself from him.
54:14 But thou a man of one mind, * my guide, and my familiar.
54:15 Who didst take sweetmeats together with me: * in the house of God we walked with consent.
54:16 Let death come upon them, * and let them go down alive into hell.
54:16 For there is wickedness in their dwellings: * in the midst of them.
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Spirit.
R. As it was in the beginning, is now, * and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
Psalm 54(17-24) [3]
54:17 But I have cried to God: * and the Lord will save me.
54:18 Evening and morning, and at noon I will speak and declare: * and he shall hear my voice.
54:19 He shall redeem my soul in peace from them that draw near to me: * for among many they were with me.
54:20 God shall hear, * and the Eternal shall humble them.
54:21 For there is no change with them, and they have not feared God: * he hath stretched forth his hand to repay.
54:22 They have defiled his covenant, they are divided by the wrath of his countenance, * and his heart hath drawn near.
54:23 His words are smoother than oil, * and the same are darts.
54:24 Cast thy care upon the Lord, and he shall sustain thee: * he shall not suffer the just to waver for ever.
54:24 But thou, O God, shalt bring them down * into the pit of destruction.
54:24 Bloody and deceitful men shall not live out half their days; * but I will trust in thee, O Lord.
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Spirit.
R. As it was in the beginning, is now, * and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Ant. For behold God is my helper: * and the Lord is the protector of my soul.
Chapter Responsory Verse {from the Proper of Saints}
Sir 24:12-13
He that made me, rested in my tabernacle,And he said to me: Let thy dwelling be in Jacob, and thy inheritance in Israel, and take root in my elect.
R. Thanks be to God.

R.br. In thy comeliness and * in thy beauty.
R. In thy comeliness and * in thy beauty.
V. Go forward, fare prosperously, and reign.
R. In thy beauty.
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Spirit.
R. In thy comeliness and * in thy beauty.

V. God shall help her with His countenance.
R. God is in the midst of her, she shall not be moved.
Prayer {from the Proper of Saints}
V. The Lord be with you
R. And with thy spirit
Let us pray
O God, who didst will that, at the announcement of an Angel, thy Word should take flesh in the womb of the blessed Virgin Mary, grant to us thy suppliants, that we who believe her to be truly the mother of God may be helped by her intercession with thee
Through the same Jesus Christ, thy Son, Our Lord, Who liveth and reigneth with thee in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God, world without end.
R. Amen.

Finish
V. The Lord be with you
R. And with thy spirit
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.

Ad Sextam

Start
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 Spirit.
R. As it was in the beginning, is now, * and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
Alleluia
Hymnus
O God of truth O Lord of might,
Who orderest time and change aright,
Who send’st the early morning ray,
And light’st the glow of perfect day:

Extinguish thou each sinful fire,
And banish every ill desire;
And while thou keep’st the body whole,
Shed forth thy peace upon the soul.

* Almighty Father, hear our cry,
Through Jesus Christ, our Lord most High,
Who, with the Holy Spirit and thee,
Doth live and reign eternally.
Psalms {Antiphon from the Psalter for the day of the week}
Ant. In God I have put my trust * I will not fear what flesh can do against me.
Psalm 55 [1]
55:1 Have mercy on me, O God, for man hath trodden me under foot; * all the day long he hath afflicted me fighting against me.
55:2 My enemies have trodden on me all the day long; * for they are many that make war against me.
55:3 From the height of the day I shall fear: * but I will trust in thee.
55:4 In God I will praise my words, in God I have put my trust: * I will not fear what flesh can do against me.
55:5 All the day long they detested my words: * all their thoughts were against me unto evil.
55:6 They will dwell and hide themselves: * they will watch my heel.
55:7 As they have waited for my soul, for nothing shalt thou save them: * in thy anger thou shalt break the people in pieces.
55:8 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 Spirit.
R. As it was in the beginning, is now, * and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
Psalm 56 [2]
56:1 Have mercy on me, O God, have mercy on me: * for my soul trusteth in thee.
56:2 And in the shadow of thy wings will I hope, * until iniquity pass away.
56:3 I will cry to God the most High; * to God who hath done good to me.
56:4 He hath sent from heaven and delivered me: * he hath made them a reproach that trod upon me.
56:5 God hath sent his mercy and his truth, * and he hath delivered my soul from the midst of the young lions. I slept troubled.
56:6 The sons of men, whose teeth are weapons and arrows, * and their tongue a sharp sword.
56:7 Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens, * and thy glory above all the earth.
56:8 They prepared a snare for my feet; * and they bowed down my soul.
56:9 They dug a pit before my face, * and they are fallen into it.
56:10 My heart is ready, O God, my heart is ready: * I will sing, and rehearse a psalm.
56:11 Arise, O my glory, arise psaltery and harp: * I will arise early.
56:12 I will give praise to thee, O Lord, among the people: * I will sing a psalm to thee among the nations.
56:13 For thy mercy is magnified even to the heavens: * and thy truth unto the clouds.
56:14 Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens: * and thy glory above all the earth.
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Spirit.
R. As it was in the beginning, is now, * and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
Psalm 57 [3]
57:1 If in very deed you speak justice: * judge right things, ye sons of men.
57:2 For in your heart you work iniquity: * your hands forge injustice in the earth.
57:3 The wicked are alienated from the womb; they have gone astray from the womb: * they have spoken false things.
57:4 Their madness is according to the likeness of a serpent: * like the deaf asp that stoppeth her ears:
57:5 Which will not hear the voice of the charmers; * nor of the wizard that charmeth wisely.
57:6 God shall break in pieces their teeth in their mouth: * the Lord shall break the grinders of the lions.
57:7 They shall come to nothing, like water running down; * he hath bent his bow till they be weakened.
57:8 Like wax that melteth they shall be taken away: * fire hath fallen on them, and they shall not see the sun.
57:9 Before your thorns could know the brier; he swalloweth them up, * as alive, in his wrath.
57:10 The just shall rejoice when he shall see the revenge: * he shall wash his hands in the blood of the sinner.
57:11 And man shall say: If indeed there be fruit to the just: * there is indeed a God that judgeth them on the earth.
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Spirit.
R. As it was in the beginning, is now, * and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Ant. In God I have put my trust * I will not fear what flesh can do against me.
Chapter Responsory Verse {from the Common or Feast}
Sir 24:15-16
And so was I established in Sion, and in the holy city likewise I rested, and my power was in Jerusalem. And I took root in an honourable people, and in the portion of my God his inheritance, and my abode is in the full assembly of saints.
R. Thanks be to God.

R.br. God shall help her with His countenance.
R. God shall help her with His countenance.
V. God is in the midst of her, she shall not be moved.
R. With His countenance.
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Spirit.
R. God shall help her with His countenance.

V. God hath chosen her, and fore-chosen her.
R. He hath made her to dwell in His tabernacle.
Prayer {from the Proper of Saints}
V. The Lord be with you
R. And with thy spirit
Let us pray
O God, who didst will that, at the announcement of an Angel, thy Word should take flesh in the womb of the blessed Virgin Mary, grant to us thy suppliants, that we who believe her to be truly the mother of God may be helped by her intercession with thee
Through the same Jesus Christ, thy Son, Our Lord, Who liveth and reigneth with thee in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God, world without end.
R. Amen.

Finish
V. The Lord be with you
R. And with thy spirit
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.

Ad Nonam

Start
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 Spirit.
R. As it was in the beginning, is now, * and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
Alleluia
Hymnus
O strength and stay upholding all creation,
Who ever dost thyself unmoved abide,
Yet day by day the light in due gradation
From hour to hour through all its changes guide:

Grant to life’s day a calm unclouded ending,
An eve untouched by shadows of decay,
The brightness of a holy death-bed blending
With dawning glories of th’ eternal day.

* Hear us, O Father, gracious and forgiving,
And thou, O Christ, the co-eternal Word,
Who, with the Holy Spirit, by all things living
Now and to endless ages art adored.
Amen.
Psalms {Antiphon from the Psalter for the day of the week}
Ant. My God, * his mercy shall prevent me
Psalm 58(1-11) [1]
58:1 Deliver me from my enemies, O my God; * and defend me from them that rise up against me.
58:2 Deliver me from them that work iniquity, * and save me from bloody men.
58:3 For behold they have caught my soul: * the mighty have rushed in upon me:
58:4 Neither is it my iniquity, nor my sin, O Lord: * without iniquity have I run, and directed my steps.
58:5 Rise up thou to meet me, and behold: * even thou, O Lord, the God of hosts, the God of Israel.
58:6 Attend to visit all the nations: * have no mercy on all them that work iniquity.
58:7 They shall return at evening, and shall suffer hunger like dogs: * and shall go round about the city.
58:8 Behold they shall speak with their mouth, and a sword is in their lips: * for who, say they, hath heard us?
58:9 But thou, O Lord, shalt laugh at them: * thou shalt bring all the nations to nothing.
58:10 I will keep my strength to thee: for thou art my protector: * my God, his mercy shall prevent me.
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Spirit.
R. As it was in the beginning, is now, * and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
Psalm 58(12-21) [2]
58:12 God shall let me see over my enemies: slay them not, * lest at any time my people forget.
58:13 And scatter them by thy power; * and bring them down, O Lord, my protector:
58:14 For the sin of their mouth, and the word of their lips: * and let them be taken in their pride.
58:15 And for their cursing and lying they shall be talked of, when they are consumed: * when they are consumed by thy wrath, and they shall be no more.
58:16 And they shall know that God will rule Jacob, * and all the ends of the earth.
58:17 They shall return at evening and shall suffer hunger like dogs: * and shall go round about the city.
58:18 They shall be scattered abroad to eat, * and shall murmur if they be not filled.
58:19 But I will sing thy strength: * and will extol thy mercy in the morning.
58:20 For thou art become my support, * and my refuge, in the day of my trouble.
58:21 Unto thee, O my helper, will I sing, for thou art God my defence: * my God my mercy.
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Spirit.
R. As it was in the beginning, is now, * and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
Psalm 59 [3]
59:1 God, thou hast cast us off, and hast destroyed us; * thou hast been angry, and hast had mercy on us.
59:2 Thou hast moved the earth, and hast troubled it: * heal thou the breaches thereof, for it has been moved.
59:3 Thou hast shewn thy people hard things; * thou hast made us drink the wine of sorrow.
59:4 Thou hast given a warning to them that fear thee: * that they may flee from before the bow:
59:5 That thy beloved may be delivered. * Save me with thy right hand, and hear me.
59:6 God hath spoken in his holy place: * I will rejoice, and I will divide Sichem; and will mete out the vale of tabernacles.
59:7 Galaad is mine, and Manasses is mine: * and Ephraim is the strength of my head.
59:8 Juda is my king: * Moab is the pot of my hope.
59:9 Into Edom will I stretch out my shoe: * to me the foreigners are made subject.
59:10 Who will bring me into the strong city? * who will lead me into Edom?
59:11 Wilt not thou, O God, who hast cast us off? * and wilt not thou, O God, go out with our armies?
59:12 Give us help from trouble: * for vain is the salvation of man.
59:13 Through God we shall do mightily: * and he shall bring to nothing them that afflict us.
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Spirit.
R. As it was in the beginning, is now, * and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Ant. My God, * his mercy shall prevent me
Chapter Responsory Verse {from the Common or Feast}
Sir 24:19-20
As a plane tree by the water in the streets, I gave a sweet smell like cinnamon. and aromatical balm: I yielded a sweet odour like the best myrrh
R. Thanks be to God.

R.br. God hath chosen her, and forechosen her.
R. God hath chosen her, and fore-chosen her.
V. He hath made her to dwell in His tabernacle.
R. And fore-chosen her.
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Spirit.
R. God hath chosen her, and fore-chosen her.

V. Grace is poured into thy lips.
R. Therefore God hath blessed thee for ever.
Prayer {from the Proper of Saints}
V. The Lord be with you
R. And with thy spirit
Let us pray
O God, who didst will that, at the announcement of an Angel, thy Word should take flesh in the womb of the blessed Virgin Mary, grant to us thy suppliants, that we who believe her to be truly the mother of God may be helped by her intercession with thee
Through the same Jesus Christ, thy Son, Our Lord, Who liveth and reigneth with thee in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God, world without end.
R. Amen.

Finish
V. The Lord be with you
R. And with thy spirit
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.

Ad Vesperas

Start
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 Spirit.
R. As it was in the beginning, is now, * and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
Alleluia
Psalms {from the Proper of Saints}
Ant. Blessed art thou, * O Virgin Mary, who didst bear the Creator of all things.
Psalm 109 [1]
109:1 The Lord said to my Lord: * Sit thou at my right hand:
109:2 Until I make thy enemies * thy footstool.
109:3 The Lord will send forth the sceptre of thy power out of Sion: * rule thou in the midst of thy enemies.
109:4 With thee is the principality in the day of thy strength: in the brightness of the saints: * from the womb before the day
109:5 The Lord hath sworn, and he will not repent: * Thou art a priest for ever according to the order of Melchisedech.
109:6 The Lord at thy right hand * hath broken kings in the day of his wrath.
109:7 He shall judge among nations, he shall fill ruins: * he shall crush the heads in the land of many.
109:8 He shall drink of the torrent in the way: * therefore shall he lift up the head.
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Spirit.
R. As it was in the beginning, is now, * and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Ant. Blessed art thou, * O Virgin Mary, who didst bear the Creator of all things.
Ant. Thou didst bring him forth * who made thee, and remainest a Virgin for ever.
Psalm 112 [2]
112:1 Praise the Lord, ye children: * praise ye the name of the Lord.
112:2 Blessed be the name of the Lord, * from henceforth now and for ever.
112:3 From the rising of the sun unto the going down of the same, * the name of the Lord is worthy of praise.
112:4 The Lord is high above all nations; * and his glory above the heavens.
112:5 Who is as the Lord our God, who dwelleth on high: * and looketh down on the low things in heaven and in earth?
112:6 Raising up the needy from the earth, * and lifting up the poor out of the dunghill:
112:7 That he may place him with princes, * with the princes of his people.
112:8 Who maketh a barren woman to dwell in a house, * the joyful mother of children.
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Spirit.
R. As it was in the beginning, is now, * and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Ant. Thou didst bring him forth * who made thee, and remainest a Virgin for ever.
Ant. When I was a little one, * I pleased the Most High, and from my womb I have brought forth God and man.
Psalm 121 [3]
121:1 I Rejoiced at the things that were said to me: * We shall go into the house of the Lord.
121:2 Our feet were standing * in thy courts, O Jerusalem.
121:3 Jerusalem, which is built as a city, * which is compact together.
121:4 For thither did the tribes go up, the tribes of the Lord: * the testimony of Israel, to praise the name of the Lord.
121:5 Because their seats have sat in judgment, * seats upon the house of David.
121:6 Pray ye for the things that are for the peace of Jerusalem: * and abundance for them that love thee.
121:7 Let peace be in thy strength: * and abundance in thy towers.
121:8 For the sake of my brethren, and of my neighbours, * I spoke peace of thee.
121:9 Because of the house of the Lord our God, * I have sought good things for thee.
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Spirit.
R. As it was in the beginning, is now, * and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Ant. When I was a little one, * I pleased the Most High, and from my womb I have brought forth God and man.
Ant. Daughter, thou art blessed * of the Lord: for by thee we have partaken of the fruit of life.
Psalm 126 [4]
126:1 Unless the Lord build the house, * they labour in vain that build it.
126:2 Unless the Lord keep the city, * he watcheth in vain that keepeth it.
126:3 It is vain for you to rise before light, * rise ye after you have sitten, you that eat the bread of sorrow.
126:4 When he shall give sleep to his beloved, * behold the inheritance of the Lord are children: the reward, the fruit of the womb.
126:5 As arrows in the hand of the mighty, * so the children of them that have been shaken.
126:6 Blessed is the man that hath filled the desire with them; * he shall not be confounded when he shall speak to his enemies in the gate.
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Spirit.
R. As it was in the beginning, is now, * and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Ant. Daughter, thou art blessed * of the Lord: for by thee we have partaken of the fruit of life.
Ant. The daughters of Sion, * saw her, and called her blessed; and the queens praised her.
Psalm 147 [5]
147:1 Praise the Lord, O Jerusalem: *praise thy God, O Sion.
147:2 Because he hath strengthened the bolts of thy gates * he hath blessed thy children within thee.
147:3 Who hath placed peace in thy borders: * and filleth thee with the fat of corn.
147:4 Who sendeth forth his speech to the earth: * his word runneth swiftly.
147:5 Who giveth snow like wool: * scattereth mists like ashes.
147:6 He sendeth his crystal like morsels: * who shall stand before the face of his cold?
147:7 He shall send out his word, and shall melt them: * his wind shall blow, and the waters shall run.
147:8 Who declareth his word to Jacob: * his justices and his judgments to Israel.
147:9 He hath not done in like manner to every nation: * and his judgments he hath not made manifest to them.
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Spirit.
R. As it was in the beginning, is now, * and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Ant. The daughters of Sion, * saw her, and called her blessed; and the queens praised her.
Chapter Hymn Verse {from the Proper of Saints}
Sir 24:12-13
He that made me, rested in my tabernacle,And he said to me: Let thy dwelling be in Jacob, and thy inheritance in Israel, and take root in my elect.
R. Thanks be to God.

Hymnus
Ave, star of ocean,
Child divine who barest,
Mother, ever-virgin,
Heaven's portal fairest.

Taking that sweet Ave
Erst by Gabriel spoken,
Eva's name reversed,
Be of peace the token.

Break the sinners' fetters,
Light to blind restoring,
All our ills dispelling,
Every boon imploring.

Show thyself a mother
In thy supplication;
He will hear who chose thee
At his incarnation.

Maid all maids excelling,
Passing meek and lowly,
Win for sinners pardon,
Make us chaste and holy.

As we onward journey
Aid our weak endeavour,
Till we gaze on Jesus
And rejoice forever.

Father, Son, and Spirit,
Three in One confessing,
Give we equal glory
Equal praise and blessing.
Amen.

V. Blessed art thou among women.
R. And blessed is the fruit of thy womb.
Canticum Magnificat {Antiphon from the Proper of Saints}
Ant. Thy maternity, * O Virgin Mother of God, announced joy to the whole world; for out of thee arose the sun of justice, Christ our God.
(Canticle of the blessed Virgin * Luke 1:46-55)
1:46 My soul * doth magnify the Lord.
1:47 And my spirit hath rejoiced * in God my Saviour.
1:48 Because he hath regarded the humility of his handmaid; * for behold from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed.
1:49 Because he that is mighty, hath done great things to me; * and holy is his name.
1:50 And his mercy is from generation unto generations, * to them that fear him.
1:51 He hath shewed might in his arm: * he hath scattered the proud in the conceit of their heart.
1:52 He hath put down the mighty from their seat, * and hath exalted the humble.
1:53 He hath filled the hungry with good things; * and the rich he hath sent empty away.
1:54 He hath received Israel his servant, * being mindful of his mercy:
1:55 As he spoke to our fathers, * to Abraham and to his seed for ever.
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Spirit.
R. As it was in the beginning, is now, * and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
Ant. Thy maternity, * O Virgin Mother of God, announced joy to the whole world; for out of thee arose the sun of justice, Christ our God.
Weekday intercessions{omit}
Prayer {from the Proper of Saints}
V. The Lord be with you
R. And with thy spirit
Let us pray
O God, who didst will that, at the announcement of an Angel, thy Word should take flesh in the womb of the blessed Virgin Mary, grant to us thy suppliants, that we who believe her to be truly the mother of God may be helped by her intercession with thee
Through the same Jesus Christ, thy Son, Our Lord, Who liveth and reigneth with thee in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God, world without end.
R. Amen.

Finish
V. The Lord be with you
R. And with thy spirit
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.

Ad Completorium

Start
V. Grant, Lord, a blessing.
Benediction . May almighty God grant us a quiet night and a perfect end.
Amen.
Short reading
1 Pet 5:8-9
Brothers: Be sober and watch: because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, goeth about seeking whom he may devour. Whom resist ye, strong in faith:
V. And thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us
R. Thanks be to God.
V. Our help is + in the name of the Lord,
R. Who made heaven and earth.
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.
I confess to almighty God, to blessed Mary ever Virgin, to blessed Michael the Archangel, to blessed John the Baptist, to the holy Apostles Peter and Paul, and to all the Saints, that I have sinned exceedingly in thought, word and deed: strikes his breast through my fault, through my fault, through my most grievous fault. Therefore I beseech blessed Mary ever Virgin, blessed Michael the Archangel, blessed John the Baptist, the holy Apostles Peter and Paul, and all the Saints, to pray for me to our Lord our God.
May almighty God have mercy on us, forgive us our sins, and bring us to everlasting life.
Amen.
May the almighty + and merciful Lord grant us pardon, absolution and remission of our sins.
Amen.
V. Turn us then, +++ O God our saviour:
R. And let thy anger cease from us.
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 Spirit.
R. As it was in the beginning, is now, * and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
Alleluia
Psalms {Antiphon from the Psalter for the day of the week}
Ant. Have mercy * on me O Lord, and hear my prayer.
Psalm 4 [1]
4:1 When I called upon him, the God of my justice heard me: * when I was in distress, thou hast enlarged me.
4:2 Have mercy on me: * and hear my prayer.
4:3 O ye sons of men, how long will you be dull of heart? * Why do you love vanity, and seek after lying?
4:4 Know ye also that the Lord hath made his holy one wonderful: * the Lord will hear me when I shall cry unto him.
4:5 Be ye angry, and sin not: * the things you say in your hearts, be sorry for them upon your beds.
4:6 Offer up the sacrifice of justice, and trust in the Lord: * many say, Who sheweth us good things?
4:7 The light of thy countenance, O Lord, is signed upon us: * thou hast given gladness in my heart.
4:8 By the fruit of their corn, their wine, and oil, * they are multiplied.
4:9 In peace in the selfsame * I will sleep, and I will rest:
4:10 For thou, O Lord, singularly * hast settled me in hope.
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Spirit.
R. As it was in the beginning, is now, * and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
Psalm 90 [2]
90:1 He that dwelleth in the aid of the most High, * shall abide under the protection of the God of Jacob.
90:2 He shall say to the Lord: Thou art my protector, and my refuge: * my God, in him will I trust.
90:3 For he hath delivered me from the snare of the hunters: * and from the sharp word.
90:4 He will overshadow thee with his shoulders: * and under his wings thou shalt trust.
90:5 His truth shall compass thee with a shield: * thou shalt not be afraid of the terror of the night.
90:6 Of the arrow that flieth in the day, of the business that walketh about in the dark: * of invasion, or of the noonday devil.
90:7 A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand: * but it shall not come nigh thee.
90:8 But thou shalt consider with thy eyes: * and shalt see the reward of the wicked.
90:9 Because thou, O Lord, art my hope: * thou hast made the most High thy refuge.
90:10 There shall no evil come to thee: * nor shall the scourge come near thy dwelling.
90:11 For he hath given his angels charge over thee; * to keep thee in all thy ways.
90:12 In their hands they shall bear thee up: * lest thou dash thy foot against a stone.
90:13 Thou shalt walk upon the asp and the basilisk: * and thou shalt trample under foot the lion and the dragon.
90:14 Because he hoped in me I will deliver him: * I will protect him because he hath known my name.
90:15 He shall cry to me, and I will hear him: * I am with him in tribulation, I will deliver him, and I will glorify him.
90:16 I will fill him with length of days; * and I will shew him my salvation.
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Spirit.
R. As it was in the beginning, is now, * and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
Psalm 133 [3]
133:1 Behold now bless ye the Lord, * all ye servants of the Lord:
133:2 Who stand in the house of the Lord, * in the courts of the house of our God.
133:3 In the nights lift up your hands to the holy places, * and bless ye the Lord.
133:4 May the Lord out of Sion bless thee, * he that made heaven and earth.
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Spirit.
R. As it was in the beginning, is now, * and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Ant. Have mercy * on me O Lord, and hear my prayer.
Hymn
Before the ending of the day,
Creator of the world, we pray
That with thy wonted favor thou
Wouldst be our guard and keeper now.

From all ill dreams defend our eyes,
From nightly fears and fantasies;
Tread under foot our ghostly foe,
That no pollution we may know.

* O Father, that we ask be done,
Through Jesus Christ, thine only Son;
Who, with the Holy Spirit and thee,
Doth live and reign eternally.
Amen.
Chapter Responsory Verse
Jer 14:9
But thou, O Lord, art among us, and thy name is called upon by us, forsake us not.
R. Thanks be to God

R.br. Into thy hands, O Lord * I commend my spirit.
R. Into thy hands, O Lord * I commend my spirit.
V. For thou hast redeemed us, O Lord, God of truth.
R. I commend my spirit.
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Spirit.
R. Into thy hands, O Lord * I commend my spirit.

V. Keep us, Lord, as the apple of thine eye.
R. Protect us under the shadow of thy wings.
Canticle Nunc dimittis
Ant. Protect us, * Lord, while we are awake and safeguard us while we sleep; that we may keep watch with Christ, and rest in peace.
(Canticle of Simeon * Luke 2:29-32)
2:29 Now thou dost dismiss thy servant, O Lord, * according to thy word in peace;
2:30 Because my eyes have seen * thy salvation,
2:31 Which thou hast prepared * before the face of all peoples:
2:32 A light to the revelation of the Gentiles, * and the glory of thy people Israel.
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Spirit.
R. As it was in the beginning, is now, * and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
Ant. Protect us, * Lord, while we are awake and safeguard us while we sleep; that we may keep watch with Christ, and rest in peace.
Prayer
V. The Lord be with you
R. And with thy spirit
Let us pray
Visit we beseech thee, O Lord, this dwelling, and drive far from it the snares of the enemy let thy holy angels dwell herein to preserve us in peace and let thy blessing be always upon us.
Through Jesus Christ, thy Son our Lord, Who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, ever one God, world without end.
R. Amen.
Finish
V. The Lord be with you
R. And with thy spirit
V. Let us bless the Lord
R. Thanks be to God
Benediction . The almighty and merciful Lord + the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit bless us and keep us
R. Amen.
Hail holy Queen, Mother of mercy,
our life, our sweetness, and our hope.
To thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve.
To thee do we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping
In this valley of tears.

Turn then, most gracious Advocate,
thine eyes of mercy toward us.
And after this our exile show unto us
the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary. Amen.

V. Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God.
R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.
Let us pray
O almighty, everlasting God, who by the cooperation of the Holy Spirit, didst prepare the body and soul of Mary, glorious Virgin and Mother, to become a worthy dwelling for Thy Son; grant that we who rejoice in her commemoration may, by her gracious intercession, be delivered from present evils and from everlasting death. Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.
V. May the divine assistance + remain with us always
R. Amen.