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Matins
V. Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee.

R. Blessed art thou amongst women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb

V. O Lord, open my lips.
R. And my mouth shall shall declare Thy praise.
V. Incline unto my aid, O Lord.
R. O Lord, make haste to help me.
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost.
R. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen. Alleluia.

.So Alleluia is said at all hours, from the Vespers of Easter eve, unto the Compline of the Saturday before the Sunday of Septuagesima. For then unto the Vespers of Easter eve is said: Praise be to thee O Lord, King of eternal glory.

The Invitatory

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee.
Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee .

Psalm 94


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.

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee .

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

The Lord is with thee.

For the sea is his, and he made it: and his hands formed the dry land.
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.

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee .

To day 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.

The Lord is with thee .

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.

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee .

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.


The Lord is with thee .
Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee .

Hymn
The Lord, Whom earth, and air, and sea
With one adoring voice resound;
Who rules them all majesty;
In Mary's heart a cloister found.


Lo! In a humble Virgin's womb,
Overshadowed by Almighty power;
He Whom the stars, and sun, and moon,
Each serve in their appointed hour.


O Mother blest! To whom was given
Within thycompass to contain
The Architect of Earth and Heaven,
Whose hands the universe sustain:


To thee was sent an Angel down;
In thee the Spirit was enshrined;
From thee came forth that Mighty One,
The long-desired of all mankind.


O Jesu! Born of Virgin bright,
Immortal glory be to Thee;
Praise to the Father Infinite,
And Holy Ghost eternally. Amen.

We ask of Thee, Source of every grace,

This Paschal time defend our race

From sudden death and every ill,

Which in this life our pathy doth fill.

May age to age forever sing,

The Virgin's Son, and Angel's King,

And praise with the celestial host,

The Father, Son and Holy Ghost. Amen.

On Ascensionday, instead of "May age to age," etc., the following is said:

 

Deign Thou our souls to fill with joy,

Thou Giver of peace without alloy,

And may our glory rest in Thee,

Through life and for eternity.

May age to age forever sing,

The Virgin's Son, and Angel's King,

And praise with the celestial host,

The Father, Son and Holy Ghost. Amen.

On Whitsunday, instead of "May age to age," etc., the following is said:

 

For long You've filled our hallowed hearts

With soothing grace and loving darts,

Preserve us now from sin's disgrace,

In peace serene before Thy face.

May age to age forever sing,

The Virgin's Son, and Angel's King,

And praise with the celestial host,

The Father, Son and Holy Ghost. Amen.

First Nocturn
The three following Psalms are said on Sunday, Monday and Thursday.
Antiphon: Blessed are you.

Psalm 8
O Lord our Lord, how admirable is Your name in the whole earth! For your magnificence is elevated above the heavens.
Out of the mouth of infants and sucklings You have perfected praise, because of Your enemies, that You may destroy the enemy and the avenger.
For I will behold Your heavens, the works of Your fingers: the moon and the stars, which You have founded.
What is man that You are mindful of him? Or the son of man that You visit him?
You have made him a little less than the Angels, You have crowned him with glory and honor: and have set him over the works of Your hands.
You have subjected all things under his feet, all sheep and oxen: moreover the beasts also of the fields.
The birds of the air, and the fishes of the sea, that pass through the paths of the sea.
O Lord our Lord, how admirable is Your name in all the earth!
Glory be to the Father, etc.
Antiphon: Blessed are you amongst all women, and blessed is the Fruit of your womb.
Antiphon: Like the choicest myrrh.

Psalm 18
The Heavens show forth the glory of God and the firmament declares the work of His hands.
Day to day utters speech, and night to night shows knowledge.
There are no speeches nor languages, where their voices are not heard.
Their sound has gone forth into all the earth: and their words to the ends of the world.
He has set His tabernacle in the sun: and He as a bridegroom coming out of his bride chamber.
He has rejoiced as a giant to run the way: His going out is from the end of heaven.
And his circuit even to the end thereof: and there is no one that can hide himself from his heat.
The law of the Lord is unspotted, converting souls: the testimony of the Lord is faithful, giving wisdom to the little ones.
The justices of the Lord are right, rejoicing hearts: the commandment of the Lord is light, enlightening the eyes.
The fear of the Lord is holy, enduring forever and ever: the judgements of the Lord are true, justified in themselves.
More to be desired than gold and many precious stones: and sweeter than honey and honey-comb.
For your servant keeps them, and in keeping them there is a great reward.
Who can understand sins? From my secret ones cleanse me, O Lord: and from those of others spare Your servant.
If they shall have no dominion over me, then shall I be without spot: and I shall be cleansed from greatest sin.
And the words of my mouth shall be such as may please: and the meditation of my heart always in Your sight.
O Lord, my helper, and my Redeemer.
Glory be to the Father, etc.
Antiphon: Like choicest myrrh, you have yielded a fragrance of sweetness, O holy Mother of God.
Antiphon: Before the couch.

Psalm 23
The earth is the Lord's and the fullness thereof: the world, and all they that dwell therein.
For He has founded it upon the seas; and has prepared it upon the rivers.
Who shall ascend into the mountain of the Lord: or who shall stand in His holy place?
The innocent in hands, and clean in heart, who has not taken his soul in vain, nor sworn deceitfully to his neighbor.
He shall receive a blessing from the Lord, and mercy from God his Savior.
This is the generation of them that seek Him, of them that seek the face of the God of Jacob.
Lift up your gates, O ye princes, and be ye lifted up, O eternal gates: and the King of Glory shall enter in.
Who is this King of Glory? The Lord Who is strong and mighty: the Lord mighty in battle.
Lift up your gates, O ye princes, and be ye lifted up, O eternal gates: and the King of Glory shall enter in.
Who is the King of Glory? The Lord of hosts, His the King of Glory.
Glory be to the Father, etc.
Antiphon: Before the couch of this Virgin sing often to us sweet chants with solemnity.

V. Grace is poured forth on your lips.
R. Therefore has God Blessed you forever.

(Our Father, etc., silently.)

V. And lead us not into temptation.
R. But deliver us from evil.

Second Nocturn
The following Psalms are said on Tuesday and Friday.
Antiphon: In your comeliness.

Psalm 44
My heart has uttered a good word: I speak my works to the king:
My tongue is the pen of a scribe that writes swiftly.
You art beautiful above the sons of men: grace is poured abroad your lips; therefore God has blessed you forever.
Gird Your sword upon Your thigh, O You most mighty.
With Your comeliness and Your beauty set out, proceed prosperously, and reign.
Because of the truth and meekness and justice: and Your right hand shall conduct You wonderfully.
Your arrows are sharp: under You shall people fall, into the hearts of the king's enemies.
Your throne, O God, is forever and ever: the scepter of Your Kingdom is a scepter of uprightness.
You have loved justice, and hate iniquity: therefore God has anointed You with the oil of gladness above Your fellows.
Myrrh and stacte and cassia perfume Your garments, from ivory houses: out of which the daughters of kings have delighted You in Your glory.
The Queen stood on Your right hand, in gilded clothing; surrounded with variety.
Hearken, O daughter, and see and incline your ear: and forget your people and your father's house.
And the King shall greatly desire your beauty: for He is the Lord your God, and Him they shall adore.
And the daughters of Tyre with gifts, yes, all the rich among the people, shall entreat your countenance.
All the glory of the King's daughter is within in golden borders, clothed round about with varieties.
After her shall virgins be brought to the King: her neighbors shall be brought to You .
They shall be brought with gladness and rejoicing: they shall be brought into the temple of the King.
Instead of your fathers, sons are born to you : You shall make them princes over all the earth.
They shall remember Your name throughout all generations.
Therefore shall people praise You forever, yea forever and ever.
Glory be to the Father, etc.
Antiphon: In your comeliness and Your beauty go forth, advance prosperously, and reign.
Antiphon: God shall help her.

Psalm 45
Our God is our refuge and strength: a helper in troubles, which have found us exceedingly.
Therefore we will not fear, when the earth shall be troubled; and the mountains shall be removed into the heart of the sea.
Their waters roared and were troubled: the mountains were troubled with His strength.
The stream of the river makes the city of God joyful; the most High has sanctified His own tabernacle.
God is in the midst thereof, it shall not be moved: God will help it in the morning early.
Nations were troubled, and kingdoms were bowed down: He uttered His voice, the earth trembled.
The Lord of armies is with us: the God of Jacob is our protector.
Come and behold ye the works of the Lord: what wonders He has done upon the earth, making wars to cease even to the end of the earth.
He shall destroy the bow, and break the weapons: and the shield He shall burn in the fire.
Be still and see that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, and I will be exalted in the earth.
The Lord of armies is with us: the God of Jacob is our protector.
Glory be to the Father, etc.
Antiphon: God shall help her with His countenance: God is in the midst of her, she shall not be moved.
Antiphon: As of people all rejoicing.

Psalm 86
The foundations thereof are in the holy mountains: the Lord loves the gates of Zion above all the tabernacles of Jacob.
Glorious things are said of you , O city of God.
I will be mindful of Rahab and of Babylon knowing me.
Behold the foreigners and Tire, and the people of the Ethiopians, these were there.
Shall not the Zion say: This man and that man is born in her? And the Highest Himself has founded her.
The Lord shall tell in His writings of peoples and of princes, of them that have been in her.
The dwelling in you is as it were of all rejoicing.
Glory be to the Father,
Antiphon: As of people all rejoicing: so is our habitation in you , O holy Mother of God.

V. Grace is poured forth on your lips.
R. Therefore has God blessed you forever.

(Our Father, etc., silently.)

V. And lead us not into temptation.
R. But deliver us from evil.

Third Nocturn
The three Psalms are said on Wednesday and Saturday.
Antiphon: Rejoice, O Virgin Mary.

Psalm 95
Sing to the Lord a new canticle: sing to the Lord, all the earth.
Sing to the Lord and bless His Name: show forth His salvation from day to day.
Declare His glory among the Gentiles: His wonders among all people.
For the Lord is great, and exceedingly to be praised: He is to be feared above all gods.
For all the gods of the Gentiles are devils: but the Lord made the heavens.
Praise and beauty are before Him: holiness and majesty in His sanctuary.
Bring to the Lord, O kindreds of the Gentiles, bring to the Lord glory and honor: bring to the Lord glory to His Name.
Bring up sacrifices and come to his courts: adore the Lord in His holy court.
Let all the Earth be moved at His presence. Say among the Gentiles, the Lord has reigned.
For he has corrected the world, which shall not be moved: He will judge the people with justice.
Let the heavens rejoice, and let the earth be glad, let the sea be moved, and the fullness thereof: the fields and all things that are in them shall be joyful.
Then shall all the trees of the woods rejoice before the face of the Lord, because He comes: because He comes to judge the earth.
He shall judge the world with justice, and the people with truth.
Glory be to the Father, etc.
Antiphon: Rejoice, O Virgin Mary, you alone have destroyed all heresies in the whole world.
Antiphon: Vouchsafe.

Psalm 96
The Lord has reigned, let the earth rejoice: let many islands be glad.
Clouds and darkness are round about Him: justice and judgement are the establishment of His throne.
A fire shall go before Him, and shall burn His enemies round about.
His lightnings have shone forth to the world: the earth saw and trembled.
The mountains melted like wax, at the presence of the Lord: at the presence of the Lord of the Earth.
The heavens declared His justice: and all the peoples saw His glory.
Let them be all confounded that adore graven things, and that glory in their idols.
Adore Him, all you His Angels: Zion heard and was glad.
And the daughters of Judah rejoiced, because of your judgements, O Lord, for you art the most high Lord over all the earth: You art exalted exceedingly above all gods.
You that love the Lord, hate evil: the Lord preserves the souls of His saints, He will deliver them out of the hand of the sinner.
Light is risen to the just, and joy to the right of heart.
Rejoice, you just ones, in the Lord: and give praise to the remembrance of His holiness.
Glory be to the Father, etc.
Antiphon: Vouchsafe that I may praise you , O sacred Virgin: give me strength against your enemies.
Antiphon: After childbirth.
In Advent: Antiphon: The Angel of the Lord.

Psalm 97
Sing to the Lord a new canticle: because He has done wonderful things.
His right hand has wrought for Him salvation, and His arm is holy.
The Lord has made known His salvation: He has revealed His justice in the sight of the Gentiles.
He has remembered His mercy and His truth toward the house of Israel.
All the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God.
Sing joyfully to God, all the earth; make melody, rejoice and sing.
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.
Make a joyful noise before the Lord our King: let the sea be moved, and the fullness thereof; the world and they that dwell therein.
The rivers shall clap their hands, the mountains shall rejoice together at the presence of the Lord: because He cometh to judge the earth.
He shall judge the world with justice, and the people with equity.
Glory be to the Father, etc.
Antiphon: After childbirth you did remain a pure virgin: intercede for us, O Mother of God.
In Advent: Antiphon: The Angel of the Lord declared to Mary, and she conceived of the Holy Spirit.

V. Grace is poured forth on your lips.
R. Therefore has God blessed you forever.
(Our Father, etc., silently.)
V. And lead us not into temptation.
R. But deliver us from evil.

The Absolution
By the prayers and merits of the Blessed Mary ever Virgin, and of all the Saints, may the Lord bring us to the kingdom of heaven.

R. Amen.
V. Pray, sir, a blessing.

The Blessing
May the Virgin Mary, with her loving Child, bless us.

R. Amen.

The three following Lessons are said throughout the year except during Advent.

Lesson 1. Ecclesiasticus 24 11-13.
In all these I sought rest, and I shall abide in the inheritance of the Lord. Then the Creator of all things commanded and said to me; and He that made me rested in my tabernacle, and He said me: Let your dwelling be in Jacob, and your inheritance in Israel, and take root in Mine Elect. But Thou, Lord, have mercy on us.

R. Thanks be to God.
R. O holy and immaculate Virgin, with what praises I shall extol you , I know not: For He Whom the heavens could not contain rested in your bosom.
V. Blessed are you among women, and Blessed is the Fruit of your womb. For He Whom the heavens could not contain rested in your bosom.
V. Pray, sir, a blessing.

The Blessing
May the Virgin of virgins herself intercede for us with the Lord.

R. Amen.

Lesson 2. Ecclesiasticus 24 15-16.
And so was I established in Zion, and in the holy city likewise I rested; and my power was in Jerusalem. And I took root in an honorable people, and in the portion of my God, His inheritance, and my abode is in the full assembly of Saints. But Thou, Lord, have mercy on us.

R. Thanks be to God.
R. Blessed are you , O Virgin Mary, who bore the Lord, the Creator of the world: You were the mother of Him Who made you , and you remained a pure virgin forever.
V. Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with you . You were the mother of Him Who made you , and you remain a pure virgin forever.

When the Te Deum is said add:
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. You were the mother of Him Who made you , and you remain a pure virgin forever.

V. Pray, sir, a blessing

The Blessing
Through the Virgin Mother, may the Lord grant to us salvation and peace.

V. Amen

Lesson 3. Ecclesiasticus 24 17-20.
I was exalted like a cedar in Lebanon, and as a cypress tree on Mount Zion. I was exalted like a palm tree in Cadiz, and as a rose plant in Jericho. As a fair olive tree in the plains, and as a plane tree by the water in the streets, was I exalted. I gave forth a sweet fragrance like cinnamon and aromatic balm. I yielded a sweetness of fragrance like choicest myrrh. But Thou, Lord, have mercy on us.

R. Thanks be to God.

The following Responsory is omitted when the Te Deum is said.

R. Surely you are happy, O holy Virgin Mary, and most worthy of all praise: For out of you arose the Sun of Justice, Christ our God.
V. Pray for the people, supplicate for the clergy, intercede for the devoted female sex. Let all experience your assistance, whoever celebrate your holy commemoration. For out of you arose the Sun of justice, Christ our God.
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. Christ our God.

Te Deum
The Te Deum is not said in Advent, or from Septuagesima to Easter, except on the Feasts of the Blessed Virgin.
We praise you , O God: we acknowledge You to be the Lord.
All the earth worships You, the Father everlasting.
To You all angels cry aloud: the heavens and all the powers therein:
To You Cherubim and Seraphim continually do cry:
Holy, holy, holy, Lord God of Sabaoth.
Heaven and earth are full of the majesty of Your glory.
The glorious choir of the Apostles, praise You .
The admirable company of the Prophets, praise You ,
The white-robed army of Martyrs praise You .
The holy Church throughout all the world doth acknowledge You .
The Father: of an infinite majesty:
Your adorable, true and only Son:
Also the Holy Spirit, the Comforter.
You art the everlasting Son, of the Father.
When you took upon You to deliver man, You did not abhor the Virgin's womb.
When You had overcome the sting of death, You did open the kingdom of heaven to all believers.
You sit at the right hand of God, in the glory of the Father.
We believe that You shall come, to be our Judge.
We pray You, therefore, help Your servants, whom You have redeemed with Your Precious Blood.
Make them to be numbered among Your saints, in glory everlasting.
O Lord, save Your people and bless Your inheritance.
Govern them, and lift them up forever.
Day by day we magnify You .
And we praise Your Name forever, yes, forever and ever.
Vouchsafe, O Lord, this day to keep us without sin.
O Lord, have mercy upon us, have mercy upon us.
O Lord, let Your mercy be showed upon us, as we have hoped in You .
O Lord, in You have I hoped: let me not be confounded forever.

In Advent
The Absolution
By the prayers and merits of the blessed Mary, ever Virgin, and of all the Saints, may the Lord bring us to the kingdom of heaven.

R. Amen.
V. Pray, sir, a blessing

The Blessing
May the Virgin Mary, with her loving Child, bless us.

R. Amen.

Lesson 1. Luke 1 26-28
The Angel Gabriel was sent from God to a town of Galilee called Nazareth, to a Virgin betrothed to a man named Joseph, of the house of David, and the Virgin's name was Mary. And when the Angel had come to her, he said, Hail, full of grace, the Lord is with you . Blessed are you among women. But You, Lord have mercy on us.

R. Thanks be to God.
R. The Angel Gabriel was sent to Mary, a Virgin betrothed to Joseph, announcing to her the word, and the Virgin was afraid at the light. Do not be afraid, Mary, you have found grace with the Lord: Behold, You shall conceive, and shall bring forth a Son, and He shall be called the Son of the Most High.
V. The Lord God will give him the throne of David His father, and He shall be king over the house of Jacob forever. Behold, You shall conceive, and shalt bring forth a Son, and He shall be called the Son of the Most High.
V. Pray, sir, a blessing.

The Blessing
May the Virgin of virgins herself intercede for us with the Lord.

R. Amen.

Lesson 2. Luke 1 29-33
When she had seen him she was troubled at his word, and kept pondering what manner of greeting this might be. And the Angel said to her, do
not be afraid, Mary, for you have found grace with God. And behold, You shall conceive in your womb and shalt bring forth a Son; and You shall call his name Jesus. He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Most High; and the Lord God will give him the throne of David His Father, and He shall be king over the house of Jacob forever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end. But You, Lord, have mercy upon us.

R. Thanks be to God.
R. Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with you . The Holy Spirit shall come upon you and the power of the Most High shall overshadow you ; and therefore the Holy One to be born shall be called the Son of God.
V. How shall this happen, since I do not know man? And the Angel answered and said to her, The Holy Spirit shall come upon you and the power of the Most High shall overshadow you ; and therefore the Holy One to be born shall be called the Son of God.

When the Te Deum is said, add Glory be to the Father, and the Holy Spirit, as above.
V. Pray, sir, a blessing

The Blessing
Through the Virgin Mother, may the Lord grant to us salvation and peace.

R. Amen.

Lesson 3. Luke 1 34-38
But Mary said to the Angel, How
shall this happen, since I do not know man? And the Angel answered and said to her, The Holy Spirit shall come upon you and the power of the Most High shall overshadow you ; and therefore the Holy One to be born shall be called the Son of God. And behold, Elizabeth, your kinswoman also has conceived a son in her old age, and she who was barren is now in her sixth month; for nothing shall be impossible with God. But Mary said, Behold the handmaid of the Lord: be it done to me according to your word. But You, Lord, have mercy upon us.

R. Thanks be to God.
The following Responsory is omitted when the Te Deum is to be said:
R. Receive, O Virgin Mary, the word which has been communicated to you by the Lord through the Angel: You shall
conceive and bear a Son. Who shall be both God and man: That you may be called blessed among all women.
V. Yea, You shall bear a Son, and shalt suffer no detriment in your virginity: You shall be with Child, and shalt become a mother, remaining ever a virgin undefiled. That you may be called blessed among all women.
V. Glory be to the Father, etc. That you may be called blessed among all women.