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Carmelites of Blessed Therese of St Augustine and Her Companions, VV &MM
Lauds

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Lauds
Hail Mary is said if Lauds does not immediately follow Matins, Incline to my aid, etc. as on page 1.
Antiphon: Mary was taken up.

Psalm 92
The Lord has reigned, He clothed with Beauty: the Lord is clothed with strength, and has girdled Himself.
For He has established the world which shall not be moved.
Your throne is prepared from of old: You are from everlasting.
The floods have lifted up, O Lord: the floods have lifted up their voice.
The floods have lifted up their waves, with the noise of may waters.
Wonderful are the surges of the sea: wonderful is the Lord on high.
Your testimonies are become exceedingly credible: holiness becomes Your house, O Lord, to length of days.
Glory be to the Father, etc.
Antiphon: Mary was taken up into heaven, the Angels rejoice and with praises bless the Lord.
Antiphon: The Virgin Mary.

Psalm 99
Sing joyfully to God, all the earth: serve the Lord with gladness.
Come in before His presence with exceeding great joy.
Know that the Lord He is God: He made us, and not we ourselves.
We are His people and the sheep of his pasture. Go into His gates with praise, into his courts with hymns: and give glory to Him.
Praise his Name: for the Lord is sweet, his mercy endures forever: and His truth to generation and generation.
Glory be to the Father, etc.
Antiphon: The Virgin Mary was taken up to the heavenly chamber, where the King of kings sits on His starry throne.
Antiphon: We run.

Psalm 62
O God, my God, to You do I watch at break of day.
For you my soul has thirsted; for You my flesh, O how many ways!
In a desert land, and where there is no way, and no water: so in the sanctuary have I come to You , to see Your power and Your glory.
For Your mercy is better than lives: You my lips shall praise.
Thus will I bless You all my life long: and in Your Name I will lift up my hands.
Let my soul be filled as with marrow and fatness: and my mouth shall praise You with joyful lips.
If I have remembered You upon my bed, I will meditate on You in the morning: because You have been my helper.
And I will rejoice under the covert of Your wings: my soul has cleaved to You : Your right hand has received me.
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 portions of foxes.
But the king shall rejoice in God, al they shall be praised that swear by Him: because the mouth is stopped of them that speak wicked things.
Glory be to the Father, etc.
Antiphon: We run to the fragrance of your ointments: the young maidens have loved you exceedingly.
Antiphon: You, O daughter.

Canticle of the Three Children
Daniel 3, 57-88 and 56.
All works of the Lord, bless the Lord: praise and exalt him above all forever.
O Angels of the Lord, bless the Lord: O heavens, bless the Lord.
O all waters that are above the heavens, bless the Lord: O all powers of the Lord, bless the Lord.
O sun and moon, bless the Lord: O stars of heaven, bless the Lord.
O every shower and dew, bless the Lord: O all spirits of God, bless the Lord.
O fire and heat, bless the Lord: O cold and heat, bless the Lord.
O dews and hoar frosts, bless the Lord: O frost and cold, bless the Lord.
O ice and snow, bless the Lord: O nights and days, bless the Lord.
O light and darkness, bless the Lord: O lightnings and clouds, bless the Lord.
O let the earth bless the Lord: let it praise and exalt him above all forever.
O mountains and hills, bless the Lord: O all things that spring up from the earth, bless the Lord.
O fountains, bless the Lord: O seas and rivers, bless the Lord.
O whales, and all that move in the waters, bless the Lord: O all fowls of the air, bless the Lord.
O all beasts and cattle, bless the Lord: O sons of men, bless the Lord.
O let Israel bless the Lord: let them praise and exalt Him above all forever.
O priests of the Lord, bless the Lord: O servants of the Lord, bless the Lord.
O spirits and souls of the just, bless the Lord: O holy and humble of heart, bless the Lord.
O Ananias, Azarias, and Misael, bless the Lord: praise and exalt Him above all forever.
Let us bless the Father, and the Son, with the Holy Spirit: let us praise and exalt Him above all forever.
Blessed are you , O Lord, in the firmament of heaven: and worthy of praise, and glorious, and exalted above all forever.
The Glory be to the Father is not said here.
Antiphon: Thou, O daughter, art blessed of the Lord, for through you have we been made partakers of the Fruit of Life.
Antiphon: You are fair.

Psalm 98
Praise the Lord from the heavens: praise Him in the high places.
Praise Him, all His angels: praise Him, all His hosts.
Praise Him, O sun and moon: praise Him, all stars and light.
Praise Him, heavens of heavens: and let all the waters that are above the heavens praise the Name of the Lord.
For He spoke, and they were made: He commanded, and they were created.
He has established then forever, and for ages of ages: He has made a decree, and it shall not pass away.
Praise the Lord from the earth, dragons, and all deeps.
Fire, hail, snow, ice, stormy winds, which fulfill His word.
Mountains and all hills, fruitful trees and all cedars.
Beasts and all cattle: serpents and feathered fowls.
Kings of the earth, and all people: princes and all judges of the earth.
Young men and maidens: let the old with the younger, praise the Name of the Lord: for his Name alone is exalted.
The praise of Him is above heaven and earth and He has exalted the horn of His people.
A hymn to all His Saints: to the children of Israel: a people approaching to Him.
Glory be to the Father, etc.
Antiphon: You are fair and comely, O daughter of Jerusalem: terrible as a army set in array.

The Little Chapter
Canticles of Canticles 6, 8
The daughters of Zion saw her, and declared her most blessed: and the queens praised her.

R. Thanks be to God.

O Queen of all the virgin choir,
Enthroned above the starry sky,
Who with your bosoms milk did feed
Your own Creator, Lord most high.
What man had lost in hapless Eve
Your sacred womb to man restores;
You to the wretched here beneath
Hast opened Heaven's eternal doors.
Hail, O refulgent Hall of light,
Hail, Gate august of Heaven's high King,
Through you redeemed to endless life,
Your praises let all the nations sing.
O Jesu, born of Virgin bright,
Immortal glory be to You ,
Praise to the Father Infinite,
And Holy Spirit eternally. Amen.

V. Blessed are you among women.
R. And blessed is the fruit of your womb.

Antiphon: O blessed Mother of God.
Antiphon (in Paschal Time): O Queen of Heaven.

The Canticle of Zachary, Luke 1.
Blessed be the Lord, God of Israel, because He has visited and wrought redemption for His people,
And has raised up a horn of salvation for us, in the house of David His Servant,
As He promised through the mouth of His holy ones, the prophets from of old;
Salvation from our enemies, and from the hand of all who hate us,
To show mercy to our forefathers and to be mindful of His holy covenant,
O f the oath that He swore to Abraham our father, that He would grant us,
That, delivered from the hand of our enemies, we should serve Him without fear,
In holiness and justice before Him all our days.
And thou, child, shalt be called the prophet of the Most High, for You shall go before the face of the Lord to prepare His ways,
To give to His people knowledge of salvation through forgiveness of their sins,
Because of the loving-kindness of our God, wherewith the Orient from on high has visited us,
To shine on those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace.
Glory be to the Father, etc.
Antiphon: O blessed Mother of God, Mary ever Virgin, temple of the Lord, sanctuary of the Holy Spirit; you, alone, without example, were well-pleasing to our Lord Jesus Christ: pray for the people, supplicate for the clergy; intercede for the devoted female sex.
Antiphon (in Paschal Time): Queen of Heaven, rejoice, alleluia, has arisen as He said, alleluia. Pray to God for us, alleluia. Lord, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.

V. O Lord, hear my prayer.
R. And let my cry come into You .

Let Us Pray
O God, Who was pleased that Your Word, at the message of an Angel, should take flesh in the womb of the blessed Virgin Mary; grant to us, Your supplicants, that, as we believe her to be truly the Mother of God, so we may be assisted by her intercessions with You. Through the same Christ our Lord. R. Amen.
Commemoration of Saint Joseph, or other Patron Saint, as at the end of Compline
Antiphon: O all Saints of God, vouchsafe to intercede for our salvation, and that of all mankind.

V. Rejoice in the Lord, and be glad, just.
R. And glory, all ye that are right of heart.

Let Us Pray
Protect Your people, O Lord, and preserve them by continual defense, who trust in the patronage of Peter and Paul, and all Your other Apostles.
Let all Your Saints, we beseech You , O Lord, assist us everywhere, that while we venerate their merits, we may experience
Their patronage: grant us Your peace in our times, and dive away all wicked ness from Your Church: dispose our way, our acts, and wills, and those of all Your servants, in the good success of Your salvation: render to our benefactors everlasting blessings, and grant to all the faithful departed eternal rest. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son, Who liveth and reigneth with You , in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God, world without end. Amen.

V. O Lord, hear my prayer.
R. And let my cry come to You .
V. Let us bless the Lord.
R. Thanks be to God.
V. May the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.
R. Amen.

If the Office finishes here, say Our Father, silently; then is said aloud:

V. May the Lord give us his peace.
R. And Life everlasting. Amen.

Then is said, according to the season, one of the Anthems of the Blessed Virgin Mary as at the end of Compline.
When the Office is not ended at the Lauds, the Anthem is not said until after the last Hour.

In Advent
From the First Vespers on the Saturday before the First Sunday of Advent until the vespers of Christmas Eve, and on the Feast of the Annunciation, Lauds is as follows:

1. Antiphon: The Angel Gabriel was sent to Mary, a Virgin betrothed to Joseph.

Psalm 92

2. Antiphon: Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with you : blessed are you among all women. Alleluia.

Psalm 99

3. Antiphon: Fear not, Mary, you have found grace with the Lord: behold, You shall conceive, and bear a Son. Alleluia.

Psalm 62

4. Antiphon: The Lord shall give to Him the seat of David His father, and He shall reign forever.

Canticle of the Three Children

5. Antiphon: Behold the handmaid of the Lord: be it done to me according to your word.

Psalm 148
The Little Chapter
Isaiah 2, 1-2.
There shall come forth a rod out of the root of Jesse, and a flower shall rise up out of his root: and the Spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him. R. Thanks be to God.
Hymn, Versicle and Response
Antiphon: The Holy Spirit shall come upon you , Mary: fear not, You shall bear in your womb the Son of God. Alleluia.
Beneditus, Versicles and Collect
Antiphon: Behold, the Lord shall come, and all His Saints with Him; and in that day there shall be a great light. Alleluia.

V. Behold, the Lord shall appear upon a shining cloud.
R. And with him thousands of Saints.

Let Us Pray

Purify our consciences, we beseech You , O Lord, by your visitation; that when Your Son, Jesus Christ, you Lord, shall come with all His Saints, He may find a mansion prepared in us for Himself. Who lives and reigns with You in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God, world without end.

R. Amen.
V. O Lord, hear my prayer.
R. And my cry come to You .
V. Let us bless the Lord.
R. Thanks be to God.
V. May the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.
R. Amen.

If the Office finishes here, say Our Father silently, then is said aloud:

V. May the Lord give us His peace.
R. And life everlasting. Amen.

The Anthem of the Blessed Virgin Mary at the end of the Compline. When the Office is not ended at Lauds, the Anthem is not said until after the last Hour.

After Advent
From First Vespers of Christmas until Second Vespers of the Feast of the Purification, Laud is said as follows:

1. Antiphon: O marvelous intercourse! The Creator of Mankind, taking a body with a living soul, vouchsafed to be born of a virgin: and becoming man without man's concurrence, bestowed upon us His Godhead.

Psalm 92

2. Antiphon: When you were born of a Virgin, after an ineffable manner, then were the Scriptures fulfilled. You did come down like rain upon the fleece, that You might save mankind: we praise You , O our God.

Psalm 99

3. Antiphon: In the bush which Moses saw unconsumed, we acknowledge your admirable virginity preserved: intercede for us, O Mother of God.

Psalm 62

4. Antiphon: The root of Jesse has budded a star has arisen out of Jacob; a virgin has born the Savior: we praise You , O our God.

Canticle of the Three Children

5. Antiphon: Behold Mary has borne us the Savior, Whom John beholding, exclaimed: Behold the Lamb of God, behold Him Who takes away the sins of the world. Alleluia.

Psalm 148
The Little Chapter, Hymn, Versicle and Response from the Hymn of the Canticle of Canticles.
Antiphon: A wonderful mystery is declared today: new things are wrought in nature: God is a made man. What He was He has remained, and what He was not He has assumed, suffering neither confusion nor division.
O God, Who, by the fruitful virginity of Blessed Mary, hast bestowed upon mankind the rewards if eternal salvation, grant, we beseech you , that we may feel her intercession for us, through whom we have been made worthy to receive the Author of life, Our Lord Jesus Christ Your Son: Who lives and reigns with You, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God, world without end. R. Amen.
Commemoration of Saints, Versicles, and responses from earlier.