Matins: Extraordinary Form Breviary

Matins

The major hours consist of the Office of Readings (formerly Matins), Morning (or Lauds) and Evening Prayer (or Vespers).

  • hymn
  • one or two long psalms divided into three parts
  • a long passage from scripture, usually arranged so that in any one week, all the readings come from the same text
  • a long hagiographical passage, such as an account of a saint's martyrdom, or a theological treatise commenting on some aspect of the scriptural reading, or a passage from the documents of the Second Vatican Council
  • on nights preceding Sundays and feast days, the office may be expanded to a vigil by inserting three Old Testament canticles and a reading from the gospels
  • the hymn Te Deum (solemnities, feasts, and Sundays outside of Lent)
  • the concluding prayer
  • a short concluding verse (especially when prayed in groups)

S. Silvestri Abbatis ~ III. classis
Scriptura: Feria Quarta infra Hebdomadam XXIV post Octavam Pentecostes V. Novembris

Matutinum    11-26-2014

Incipit
V. Dómine, lábia mea apéries.
R. Et os meum annuntiábit laudem tuam.
V. Deus in adiutórium meum inténde.
R. Dómine, ad adiuvándum me festína.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Sicut erat in princípio, et nunc, et semper, * et in sǽcula sæculórum. Amen.
Alleluia.
Start
V. O Lord, open thou my lips.
R. And my mouth shall declare thy praise.
V. O God, come to my assistance;
R. O Lord, make haste to help me.
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Ghost.
R. As it was in the beginning, is now, * and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
Alleluia.
Invitatorium {Antiph. ex Commune aut Festo}
Ant. Regem Confessórum Dóminum, * Veníte adorémus.
Ant. Regem Confessórum Dóminum, * Veníte adorémus.
Veníte, exsultémus Dómino, iubilémus Deo, salutári nostro: præoccupémus fáciem eius in confessióne, et in psalmis iubilémus ei.
Ant. Regem Confessórum Dóminum, * Veníte adorémus.
Quóniam Deus magnus Dóminus, et Rex magnus super omnes deos, quóniam non repéllet Dóminus plebem suam: quia in manu eius sunt omnes fines terræ, et altitúdines móntium ipse cónspicit.
Ant. Veníte adorémus.
Quóniam ipsíus est mare, et ipse fecit illud, et áridam fundavérunt manus eius (genuflectitur) veníte, adorémus, et procidámus ante Deum: plorémus coram Dómino, qui fecit nos, quia ipse est Dóminus, Deus noster; nos autem pópulus eius, et oves páscuæ eius.
Ant. Regem Confessórum Dóminum, * Veníte adorémus.
Hódie, si vocem eius audiéritis, nolíte obduráre corda vestra, sicut in exacerbatióne secúndum diem tentatiónis in desérto: ubi tentavérunt me patres vestri, probavérunt et vidérunt ópera mea.
Ant. Veníte adorémus.
Quadragínta annis próximus fui generatióni huic, et dixi; Semper hi errant corde, ipsi vero non cognovérunt vias meas: quibus iurávi in ira mea; Si introíbunt in réquiem meam.
Ant. Regem Confessórum Dóminum, * Veníte adorémus.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Sicut erat in princípio, et nunc, et semper, * et in sǽcula sæculórum. Amen.
Ant. Veníte adorémus.
Ant. Regem Confessórum Dóminum, * Veníte adorémus.
Invitatory {Antiph. from the Common or Feast}
Ant. The Lord, the King of Confessors, * O come, let us worship.
Ant. The Lord, the King of Confessors, * O come, let us worship.
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. The Lord, the King of Confessors, * O come, let us worship.
For the Lord is a great God, and a great King above all gods. For the Lord will not cast off his people: for in his hand are all the ends of the earth, and the heights of the mountains are his.
Ant. O come, let us worship.
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. The Lord, the King of Confessors, * O come, let us worship.
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. O come, let us worship.
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. The Lord, the King of Confessors, * O come, let us worship.
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Ghost.
R. As it was in the beginning, is now, * and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
Ant. O come, let us worship.
Ant. The Lord, the King of Confessors, * O come, let us worship.
Hymnus {ex Commune aut Festo}
Iste Confessor Dómini coléntes,
Quem pie laudant pópuli per orbem,
Hac die lætus meruit supremos
Laudis honores.

Qui pius, prudens, humilis, pudicus,
Sobriam duxit sine labe vitam,
Donec humanos animávit auræ
Spíritus artus.

Cuius ob præstans meritum, frequenter,
Ægra quæ passim iacuere membra,
Viribus morbi domitis, salúti
Restituúntur.

Noster hinc illi chorus obsequentem
Concinit laudem celebresque palmas,
Ut piis eius precibus iuvemur
Omne per ævum.

Sit salus illi, decus atque virtus,
Qui, super cæli solio coruscans,
Totius mundi seriem gubernat,
Trinus et unus.
Amen.
Hymn {from the Common or Feast}
This the confessor of the Lord, whose triumph
Now all the faithful celebrate, with gladness
On this feast day year by year receiveth
Merited honors.

Saintly and prudent, modest in behaviour,
Peaceful and sober, chaste was he, and lowly.
While that life's vigour, coursing through his members,
Quickened his being.

Sick ones of old time, to his tomb resorting,
Sorely by ailments manifold afflicted,
Oft-times have welcomed health and strength returning,
At his petition.

Whence we in chorus gladly do him honour,
Chanting his praises with devout affection,
That in his merits we may have a portion,
Now and forever.

His be the glory, power and salvation,
Who over all things reigneth in the highest,
Earth's mighty fabric ruling and directing,
Onely and Trinal.
Amen.
Psalmi cum lectionibus {Antiphonae ex Psalterio secundum tempora}
Nocturn I
Psalms with lections {Antiphonae from the Psalter for the season of the Church year}
Nocturn I
Ant. Speciósus forma * præ fíliis hóminum, diffúsa est grátia in lábiis tuis.
Psalmus 44(1-10) [1]
44:1 Eructávit cor meum verbum bonum: * dico ego ópera mea Regi.
44:2 Lingua mea cálamus scribæ: * velóciter scribéntis.
44:3 Speciósus forma præ fíliis hóminum, diffúsa est grátia in lábiis tuis: * proptérea benedíxit te Deus in ætérnum.
44:4 Accíngere gládio tuo super femur tuum, * potentíssime.
44:5 Spécie tua et pulchritúdine tua: * inténde, próspere procéde, et regna.
44:6 Propter veritátem, et mansuetúdinem, et iustítiam: * et dedúcet te mirabíliter déxtera tua.
44:7 Sagíttæ tuæ acútæ, pópuli sub te cadent: * in corda inimicórum Regis.
44:8 Sedes tua, Deus, in sæculum sæculi: * virga directiónis virga regni tui.
44:9 Dilexísti iustítiam, et odísti iniquitátem: * proptérea unxit te, Deus, Deus tuus, óleo lætítiæ præ consórtibus tuis.
44:10 Myrrha, et gutta, et cásia a vestiméntis tuis, a dómibus ebúrneis: * ex quibus delectavérunt te fíliæ regum in honóre tuo.
44:10 Ástitit regína a dextris tuis in vestítu deauráto: * circúmdata varietáte.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Sicut erat in princípio, et nunc, et semper, * et in sǽcula sæculórum. Amen.

Ant. Speciósus forma * præ fíliis hóminum, diffúsa est grátia in lábiis tuis.
Ant. Thou art beautiful * above the sons of men: grace is poured abroad in thy lips.
Psalm 44(1-10) [1]
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.
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Ghost.
R. As it was in the beginning, is now, * and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Ant. Thou art beautiful * above the sons of men: grace is poured abroad in thy lips.
Ant. Confitebúntur tibi * pópuli Deus in ætérnum.
Psalmus 44(11-18) [2]
44:11 Audi fília, et vide, et inclína aurem tuam: * et oblivíscere populum tuum et domum patris tui.
44:12 Et concupíscet Rex decórem tuum: * quóniam ipse est Dóminus Deus tuus, et adorábunt eum.
44:13 Et fíliæ Tyri in munéribus * vultum tuum deprecabúntur: omnes dívites plebis.
44:14 Omnis glória eius fíliæ Regis ab intus, * in fímbriis áureis circumamícta varietátibus.
44:15 Adducéntur Regi vírgines post eam: * próximæ eius afferéntur tibi.
44:16 Afferéntur in lætítia et exsultatióne: * adducéntur in templum Regis.
44:17 Pro pátribus tuis nati sunt tibi fílii: * constítues eos príncipes super omnem terram.
44:18 Mémores erunt nóminis tui: * in omni generatióne et generatiónem.
44:18 Proptérea pópuli confitebúntur tibi in ætérnum: * et in sæculum sæculi.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Sicut erat in princípio, et nunc, et semper, * et in sǽcula sæculórum. Amen.

Ant. Confitebúntur tibi * pópuli Deus in ætérnum.
Ant. Let people confess to thee, * O God, forever.
Psalm 44(11-18) [2]
44:11 Hearken, O daughter, and see, and incline thy ear: * and forget thy people and thy father's house.
44:12 And the king shall greatly desire thy beauty; * for he is the Lord thy God, and him they shall adore.
44:13 And the daughters of Tyre with gifts, * yea, all the rich among the people, shall entreat thy countenance.
44:14 All the glory of the king's daughter is within, * in golden borders, clothed round about with varieties.
44:15 After her shall virgins be brought to the king: * her neighbours shall be brought to thee.
44:16 They shall be brought with gladness and rejoicing: * they shall be brought into the temple of the king.
44:17 Instead of thy fathers, sons are born to thee: * thou shalt make them princes over all the earth.
44:18 They shall remember thy name * throughout all generations.
44:18 Therefore shall people praise thee for ever; yea, * for ever and ever.
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Ghost.
R. As it was in the beginning, is now, * and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Ant. Let people confess to thee, * O God, forever.
Ant. Adiútor in tribulatiónibus * Deus noster.
Psalmus 45 [3]
45:1 Deus noster refúgium, et virtus: * adiútor in tribulatiónibus, quæ invenérunt nos nimis.
45:2 Proptérea non timébimus dum turbábitur terra: * et transferéntur montes in cor maris.
45:3 Sonuérunt, et turbátæ sunt aquæ eórum: * conturbáti sunt montes in fortitúdine eius.
45:4 Flúminis ímpetus lætíficat civitátem Dei: * sanctificávit tabernáculum suum Altíssimus.
45:5 Deus in médio eius, non commovébitur: * adiuvábit eam Deus mane dilúculo.
45:6 Conturbátæ sunt Gentes, et inclináta sunt regna: * dedit vocem suam, mota est terra.
45:7 Dóminus virtútum nobíscum: * suscéptor noster Deus Iacob.
45:8 Veníte, et vidéte ópera Dómini, quæ pósuit prodígia super terram: * áuferens bella usque ad finem terræ.
45:9 Arcum cónteret, et confrínget arma: * et scuta combúret igni.
45:10 Vacáte, et vidéte quóniam ego sum Deus: * exaltábor in Géntibus, et exaltábor in terra.
45:11 Dóminus virtútum nobíscum: * suscéptor noster Deus Iacob.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Sicut erat in princípio, et nunc, et semper, * et in sǽcula sæculórum. Amen.

Ant. Adiútor in tribulatiónibus * Deus noster.
Ant. Our God * is our helper in troubles.
Psalm 45 [3]
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 Ghost.
R. As it was in the beginning, is now, * and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Ant. Our God * is our helper in troubles.
Ant. Magnus Dóminus * et laudábilis nimis in civitáte Dei nostri. ‡
Psalmus 47 [4]
47:1 Magnus Dóminus, et laudábilis nimis in civitáte Dei nostri, ‡ in monte sancto eius.
47:2 Fundátur exsultatióne univérsæ terræ mons Sion, * látera Aquilónis, cívitas Regis magni.
47:3 Deus in dómibus eius cognoscétur: * cum suscípiet eam.
47:4 Quóniam ecce reges terræ congregáti sunt: * convenérunt in unum.
47:5 Ipsi vidéntes sic admiráti sunt, conturbáti sunt, commóti sunt: * tremor apprehéndit eos.
47:6 Ibi dolóres ut parturiéntis: * in spíritu veheménti cónteres naves Tharsis.
47:7 Sicut audívimus, sic vídimus in civitáte Dómini virtútum, in civitáte Dei nostri: * Deus fundávit eam in ætérnum.
47:8 Suscépimus, Deus, misericórdiam tuam, * in médio templi tui.
47:9 Secúndum nomen tuum, Deus, sic et laus tua in fines terræ: * iustítia plena est déxtera tua.
47:10 Lætétur mons Sion, et exsúltent fíliæ Iudæ: * propter iudícia tua, Dómine.
47:11 Circúmdate Sion, et complectímini eam: * narráte in túrribus eius.
47:12 Pónite corda vestra in virtúte eius: * et distribúite domos eius, ut enarrétis in progénie áltera.
47:13 Quóniam hic est Deus, Deus noster in ætérnum et in sæculum sæculi: * ipse reget nos in sæcula.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Sicut erat in princípio, et nunc, et semper, * et in sǽcula sæculórum. Amen.

Ant. Magnus Dóminus * et laudábilis nimis in civitáte Dei nostri.
Ant. Great is the Lord * and exceedingly to be praised in the city of our God. ‡
Psalm 47 [4]
47:1 Great is the Lord, and exceedingly to be praised in the city of our God, ‡ in his holy mountain.
47:2 With the joy of the whole earth is mount Sion founded, * on the sides of the north, the city of the great king.
47:3 In her houses shall God be known, * when he shall protect her.
47:4 For behold the kings of the earth assembled themselves: * they gathered together.
47:5 So they saw, and they wondered, they were troubled, they were moved: * trembling took hold of them.
47:6 There were pains as of a woman in labour; * with a vehement wind thou shalt break in pieces the ships of Tharsis.
47:7 As we have heard, so have we seen, in the city of the Lord of hosts, in the city of our God: * God hath founded it for ever.
47:8 We have received thy mercy, O God, * in the midst of thy temple.
47:9 According to thy name, O God, so also is thy praise unto the ends of the earth: * thy right hand is full of justice.
47:10 Let mount Sion rejoice, and the daughters of Juda be glad; * because of thy judgments, O Lord.
47:11 Surround Sion, and encompass her: * tell ye in her towers.
47:12 Set your hearts on her strength; and distribute her houses, * that ye may relate it in another generation.
47:13 For this is God, our God unto eternity, and for ever and ever: * he shall rule us for evermore.
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Ghost.
R. As it was in the beginning, is now, * and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Ant. Great is the Lord * and exceedingly to be praised in the city of our God.
Ant. Os meum loquétur * sapiéntiam: et meditátio cordis mei prudéntiam.
Psalmus 48(1-13) [5]
48:1 Audíte hæc, omnes Gentes: * áuribus percípite omnes, qui habitátis orbem:
48:2 Quique terrígenæ, et fílii hóminum: * simul in unum dives et pauper.
48:3 Os meum loquétur sapiéntiam: * et meditátio cordis mei prudéntiam.
48:4 Inclinábo in parábolam aurem meam: * apériam in psaltério propositiónem meam.
48:5 Cur timébo in die mala? * iníquitas calcánei mei circúmdabit me:
48:6 Qui confídunt in virtúte sua: * et in multitúdine divitiárum suárum gloriántur.
48:7 Frater non rédimit, rédimet homo: * non dabit Deo placatiónem suam.
48:8 Et prétium redemptiónis ánimæ suæ: * et laborábit in ætérnum, et vivet adhuc in finem.
48:9 Non vidébit intéritum, cum víderit sapiéntes moriéntes: * simul insípiens, et stultus períbunt.
48:10 Et relínquent aliénis divítias suas: * et sepúlcra eórum domus illórum in ætérnum.
48:11 Tabernácula eórum in progénie et progénie: * vocavérunt nómina sua in terris suis.
48:12 Et homo, cum in honóre esset, non intelléxit: * comparátus est iuméntis insipiéntibus, et símilis factus est illis.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Sicut erat in princípio, et nunc, et semper, * et in sǽcula sæculórum. Amen.

Ant. Os meum loquétur * sapiéntiam: et meditátio cordis mei prudéntiam.
Ant. My mouth shall speak * wisdom: and the meditation of my heart understanding.
Psalm 48(1-13) [5]
48:1 Hear these things, all ye nations: * give ear, all ye inhabitants of the world.
48:2 All you that are earthborn, and you sons of men: * both rich and poor together.
48:3 My mouth shall speak wisdom: * and the meditation of my heart understanding
48:4 I will incline my ear to a parable; * I will open my proposition on the psaltery.
48:5 Why shall I fear in the evil day? * the iniquity of my heel shall encompass me.
48:6 They that trust in their own strength, * and glory in the multitude of their riches,
48:7 No brother can redeem, nor shall man redeem: * he shall not give to God his ransom,
48:8 Nor the price of the redemption of his soul: * and shall labour for ever, and shall still live unto the end.
48:9 He shall not see destruction, when he shall see the wise dying: * the senseless and the fool shall perish together:
48:10 And they shall leave their riches to strangers: * and their sepulchres shall be their houses for ever.
48:11 Their dwelling places to all generations: * they have called their lands by their names.
48:12 And man when he was in honour did not understand; * he is compared to senseless beasts, and is become like to them.
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Ghost.
R. As it was in the beginning, is now, * and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Ant. My mouth shall speak * wisdom: and the meditation of my heart understanding.
Ant. Ne timúeris * cum divite non descéndet in sepúlcrum glória eius.
Psalmus 48(14-21) [6]
48:14 Hæc via illórum scándalum ipsis: * et póstea in ore suo complacébunt.
48:15 Sicut oves in inférno pósiti sunt: * mors depáscet eos.
48:16 Et dominabúntur eórum iusti in matutíno: * et auxílium eórum veteráscet in inférno a glória eórum.
48:17 Verúmtamen Deus rédimet ánimam meam de manu ínferi: * cum accéperit me.
48:18 Ne timúeris, cum dives factus fúerit homo: * et cum multiplicáta fúerit glória domus eius.
48:19 Quóniam cum interíerit, non sumet ómnia: * neque descéndet cum eo glória eius.
48:20 Quia ánima eius in vita ipsíus benedicétur: * confitébitur tibi cum beneféceris ei.
48:21 Introíbit usque in progénies patrum suórum: * et usque in ætérnum non vidébit lumen.
48:21 Homo, cum in honóre esset, non intelléxit: * comparátus est iuméntis insipiéntibus, et símilis factus est illis.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Sicut erat in princípio, et nunc, et semper, * et in sǽcula sæculórum. Amen.

Ant. Ne timúeris * cum divite non descéndet in sepúlcrum glória eius.
Ant. Be not thou afraid * the things which made him rich, or his glory shall not descend with him to the sepulchre.
Psalm 48(14-21) [6]
48:14 This way of theirs is a stumbling block to them: * and afterwards they shall delight in their mouth.
48:15 They are laid in hell like sheep: * death shall feed upon them.
48:16 And the just shall have dominion over them in the morning; * and their help shall decay in hell from their glory.
48:17 But God will redeem my soul from the hand of hell, * when he shall receive me.
48:18 Be not thou afraid, when a man shall be made rich, * and when the glory of his house shall be increased.
48:19 For when he shall die he shall take nothing away; * nor shall his glory descend with him.
48:20 For in his lifetime his soul will be blessed: * and he will praise thee when thou shalt do well to him.
48:21 He shall go in to the generations of his fathers: * and he shall never see light.
48:21 Man when he was in honour did not understand: * he hath been compared to senseless beasts, and made like to them.
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Ghost.
R. As it was in the beginning, is now, * and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Ant. Be not thou afraid * the things which made him rich, or his glory shall not descend with him to the sepulchre.
Ant. Deus deórum, * Dóminus locútus est. ‡
Psalmus 49(1-15) [7]
49:1 Deus deórum, Dóminus locútus est: * ‡ et vocávit terram,
49:2 A solis ortu usque ad occásum: * ex Sion spécies decóris eius.
49:3 Deus maniféste véniet: * Deus noster et non silébit.
49:4 Ignis in conspéctu eius exardéscet: * et in circúitu eius tempéstas válida.
49:5 Advocábit cælum desúrsum: * et terram discérnere pópulum suum.
49:6 Congregáte illi sanctos eius: * qui órdinant testaméntum eius super sacrifícia.
49:6 Et annuntiábunt cæli iustítiam eius: * quóniam Deus iudex est.
49:7 Audi, pópulus meus, et loquar: Israël, et testificábor tibi: * Deus, Deus tuus ego sum.
49:8 Non in sacrifíciis tuis árguam te: * holocáusta autem tua in conspéctu meo sunt semper.
49:9 Non accípiam de domo tua vítulos: * neque de grégibus tuis hircos.
49:10 Quóniam meæ sunt omnes feræ silvárum: * iuménta in móntibus et boves.
49:11 Cognóvi ómnia volatília cæli: * et pulchritúdo agri mecum est.
49:12 Si esuríero, non dicam tibi: * meus est enim orbis terræ, et plenitúdo eius.
49:13 Numquid manducábo carnes taurórum? * aut sánguinem hircórum potábo?
49:14 Ímmola Deo sacrifícium laudis: * et redde Altíssimo vota tua.
49:15 Et ínvoca me in die tribulatiónis: * éruam te, et honorificábis me.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Sicut erat in princípio, et nunc, et semper, * et in sǽcula sæculórum. Amen.

Ant. Deus deórum, * Dóminus locútus est.
Ant. The God of gods, * the Lord hath spoken. ‡
Psalm 49(1-15) [7]
49:1 The God of gods, the Lord hath spoken: * ‡ and he hath called the earth.
49:2 From the rising of the sun, to the going down thereof: * out of Sion the loveliness of his beauty.
49:3 God shall come manifestly: our God shall come, * and shall not keep silence.
49:4 A fire shall burn before him: * and a mighty tempest shall be round about
49:5 He shall call heaven from above, * and the earth, to judge his people.
49:6 Gather ye together his saints to him: * who set his covenant before sacrifices.
49:6 And the heavens shall declare his justice: * for God is judge.
49:7 Hear, O my people, and I will speak: O Israel, and I will testify to thee: * I am God, thy God.
49:8 I will not reprove thee for thy sacrifices: * and thy burnt offerings are always in my sight.
49:9 I will not take calves out of thy house: * nor he goats out of thy flocks.
49:10 For all the beasts of the woods are mine: * the cattle on the hills, and the oxen.
49:11 I know all the fowls of the air: * and with me is the beauty of the field.
49:12 If I should be hungry, I would not tell thee: * for the world is mine, and the fulness thereof.
49:13 Shall I eat the flesh of bullocks? * or shall I drink the blood of goats?
49:14 Offer to God the sacrifice of praise: * and pay thy vows to the most High.
49:15 And call upon me in the day of trouble: * I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify 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.

Ant. The God of gods, * the Lord hath spoken.
Ant. Intellégite, * qui obliviscímini Deum.
Psalmus 49(16-23) [8]
49:16 Peccatóri autem dixit Deus: * Quare tu enárras iustítias meas, et assúmis testaméntum meum per os tuum?
49:17 Tu vero odísti disciplínam: * et proiecísti sermónes meos retrórsum:
49:18 Si vidébas furem, currébas cum eo: * et cum adúlteris portiónem tuam ponébas.
49:19 Os tuum abundávit malítia: * et lingua tua concinnábat dolos.
49:20 Sedens advérsus fratrem tuum loquebáris, et advérsus fílium matris tuæ ponébas scándalum: * hæc fecísti, et tácui.
49:21 Existimásti, iníque, quod ero tui símilis: * árguam te, et státuam contra fáciem tuam.
49:22 Intellígite hæc, qui obliviscímini Deum: * nequándo rápiat, et non sit qui erípiat.
49:23 Sacrifícium laudis honorificábit me: * et illic iter, quo osténdam illi salutáre Dei.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Sicut erat in princípio, et nunc, et semper, * et in sǽcula sæculórum. Amen.

Ant. Intellégite, * qui obliviscímini Deum.
Ant. Understand these things, * you that forget God.
Psalm 49(16-23) [8]
49:16 But to the sinner God hath said: * Why dost thou declare my justices, and take my covenant in thy mouth?
49:17 Seeing thou hast hated discipline: * and hast cast my words behind thee.
49:18 If thou didst see a thief thou didst run with him: * and with adulterers thou hast been a partaker.
49:19 Thy mouth hath abounded with evil, * and thy tongue framed deceits.
49:20 Sitting thou didst speak against thy brother, and didst lay a scandal against thy mother's son: * these things hast thou done, and I was silent.
49:21 Thou thoughtest unjustly that I should be like to thee: * but I will reprove thee, and set before thy face.
49:22 Understand these things, you that forget God; * lest he snatch you away, and there be none to deliver you.
49:23 The sacrifice of praise shall glorify me: * and there is the way by which I will shew him the salvation of God.
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Ghost.
R. As it was in the beginning, is now, * and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Ant. Understand these things, * you that forget God.
Ant. Acceptábis sacrifícium * iustítiæ super altáre tuum, Dómine.
Psalmus 50 [9]
50:1 Miserére mei, Deus, * secúndum magnam misericórdiam tuam.
50:2 Et secúndum multitúdinem miseratiónum tuárum, * dele iniquitátem meam.
50:3 Amplius lava me ab iniquitáte mea: * et a peccáto meo munda me.
50:4 Quóniam iniquitátem meam ego cognósco: * et peccátum meum contra me est semper.
50:5 Tibi soli peccávi, et malum coram te feci: * ut iustificéris in sermónibus tuis, et vincas cum iudicáris.
50:6 Ecce enim, in iniquitátibus concéptus sum: * et in peccátis concépit me mater mea.
50:7 Ecce enim, veritátem dilexísti: * incérta et occúlta sapiéntiæ tuæ manifestásti mihi.
50:8 Aspérges me hyssópo, et mundábor: * lavábis me, et super nivem dealbábor.
50:9 Audítui meo dabis gáudium et lætítiam: * et exsultábunt ossa humiliáta.
50:10 Avérte fáciem tuam a peccátis meis: * et omnes iniquitátes meas dele.
50:11 Cor mundum crea in me, Deus: * et spíritum rectum ínnova in viscéribus meis.
50:12 Ne proiícias me a fácie tua: * et spíritum sanctum tuum ne áuferas a me.
50:13 Redde mihi lætítiam salutáris tui: * et spíritu principáli confírma me.
50:14 Docébo iníquos vias tuas: * et ímpii ad te converténtur.
50:15 Líbera me de sanguínibus, Deus, Deus salútis meæ: * et exsultábit lingua mea iustítiam tuam.
50:16 Dómine, lábia mea apéries: * et os meum annuntiábit laudem tuam.
50:17 Quóniam si voluísses sacrifícium, dedíssem útique: * holocáustis non delectáberis.
50:18 Sacrifícium Deo spíritus contribulátus: * cor contrítum, et humiliátum, Deus, non despícies.
50:19 Benígne fac, Dómine, in bona voluntáte tua Sion: * ut ædificéntur muri Ierúsalem.
50:20 Tunc acceptábis sacrifícium iustítiæ, oblatiónes, et holocáusta: * tunc impónent super altáre tuum vítulos.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Sicut erat in princípio, et nunc, et semper, * et in sǽcula sæculórum. Amen.

Ant. Acceptábis sacrifícium * iustítiæ super altáre tuum, Dómine.
Ant. Thou shalt accept the sacrifice * of justice, upon thy altar.
Psalm 50 [9]
50:1 Have mercy on me, O God, * according to thy great mercy.
50:2 And according to the multitude of thy tender mercies * blot out my iniquity.
50:3 Wash me yet more from my iniquity, * and cleanse me from my sin.
50:4 For I know my iniquity, * and my sin is always before me.
50:5 To thee only have I sinned, and have done evil before thee: * that thou mayst be justified in thy words, and mayst overcome when thou art judged.
50:6 For behold I was conceived in iniquities; * and in sins did my mother conceive me.
50:7 For behold thou hast loved truth: * the uncertain and hidden things of thy wisdom thou hast made manifest to me.
50:8 Thou shalt sprinkle me with hyssop, and I shall be cleansed: * thou shalt wash me, and I shall be made whiter than snow.
50:9 To my hearing thou shalt give joy and gladness: * and the bones that have been humbled shall rejoice.
50:10 Turn away thy face from my sins, * and blot out all my iniquities.
50:11 Create a clean heart in me, O God: * and renew a right spirit within my bowels.
50:12 Cast me not away from thy face; * and take not thy holy spirit from me.
50:13 Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation, * and strengthen me with a perfect spirit.
50:14 I will teach the unjust thy ways: * and the wicked shall be converted to thee.
50:15 Deliver me from blood, O God, thou God of my salvation: * and my tongue shall extol thy justice.
50:16 O Lord, thou wilt open my lips: * and my mouth shall declare thy praise.
50:17 For if thou hadst desired sacrifice, I would indeed have given it: * with burnt offerings thou wilt not be delighted.
50:18 A sacrifice to God is an afflicted spirit: * a contrite and humbled heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.
50:19 Deal favourably, O Lord, in thy good will with Sion; * that the walls of Jerusalem may be built up.
50:20 Then shalt thou accept the sacrifice of justice, oblations and whole burnt offerings: * then shall they lay calves upon thy altar.
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Ghost.
R. As it was in the beginning, is now, * and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Ant. Thou shalt accept the sacrifice * of justice, upon thy altar.
V. Audítui meo dabis gáudium et lætítiam.
R. Et exsultábunt ossa humiliáta.
V. To my hearing thou shalt give joy and gladness.
R. And the bones that have been humbled shall rejoice.
Pater noster, qui es in cælis, sanctificétur nomen tuum: advéniat regnum tuum: fiat volúntas tua, sicut in cælo et in terra. Panem nostrum quotidiánum da nobis hódie: et dimítte nobis débita nostra, sicut et nos dimíttimus debitóribus nostris:
V. Et ne nos indúcas in tentatiónem:
R. Sed líbera nos a malo.
Absolutio. A vinculis peccatorum nostrorum absolvat nos omnipotens et misericors Dominus. Amen.
Our Father, who art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us.
V. And lead us not into temptation:
R. But deliver us from evil.
Absolution. May the Almighty and merciful Lord loose us from the bonds of our sins. Amen.

V. Iube, Domine, benedicere.
Benedictio. Ille nos benedicat, qui sine fine vivit et regnat. Amen.

Lectio 1
Incipit Sophonias Propheta
Zeph 1:1-3
1 Verbum Domini quod factum est ad Sophoniam, filium Chusi, filii Godoliae, filii Amariae, filii Ezeciae, in diebus Iosiae, filii Amon, regis Iudae.
2 Congregans congregabo omnia a facie terrae, dicit Dominus:
3 Congregans hominem et pecus, congregans volatilia caeli et pisces maris: et ruinae impiorum erunt, et disperdam homines a facie terrae, dicit Dominus.
V. Tu autem, Dómine, miserére nobis.
R. Deo grátias.

R. Indicabo tibi homo, quid sit bonum: aut quid Dominus requirat a te:
* Facere iudicium et iustitiam, et sollicitum ambulare cum Deo tuo.
V. Spera in Domino, et fac bonitatem, et inhabita terram.
R. Facere iudicium et iustitiam, et sollicitum ambulare cum Deo tuo.

V. Grant, Lord, a blessing.
Benediction. May His blessing be upon us who doth live and reign for ever. Amen.

Reading 1
Lesson from the book of Sophonias
Zeph 1:1-3
1 The word of the Lord that came to Sophonias the son of Chusi, the son of Godolias, the son of Amarias, the son of Ezechias, in the days of Josias the son of Amon king of Juda.
2 Gathering, I will gather together all things from off the face of the land, saith the Lord:
3 I will gather man, and beast, I will gather the birds of the air, and the fishes of the sea: and the ungodly shall meet with ruin: and I will destroy men from off the face of the land, saith the Lord.
V. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us.
R. Thanks be to God.

R. I will show thee, O man, what is good, and what doth the Lord require of thee, but to
* Do justice and judgment, and to walk humbly with thy God.
V. Trust in the Lord, and do good, and dwell in the land.
R. Do justice and judgment, and walk humbly with thy God.
V. Iube, Domine, benedicere.
Benedictio. Cuius festum colimus, ipse intercedat pro nobis ad Dominum. Amen.

Lectio 2
Zeph 1:4-6
4 Et extendam manum meam super Iudam et super omnes habitantes Ierusalem: et disperdam de loco hoc reliquias Baal, et nomina aedituorum cum sacerdotibus;
5 Et eos qui adorant super tecta militiam caeli, et adorant et iurant in Domino, et iurant in Melchom;
6 Et qui avertuntur de post tergum Domini, et qui non quaesierunt Dominum, nec investigaverunt eum.
Zeph 1:7-9
7 Silete a facie Domini Dei, quia iuxta est dies Domini: quia praeparavit Dominus hostiam; sanctificavit vocatos suos.
8 Et erit: in die hostiae Domini, visitabo super principes, et super filios regis, et super omnes qui induti sunt veste peregrina;
9 Et visitabo super omnem qui arroganter ingreditur super limen in die illa, qui complent domum Domini Dei sui iniquitate et dolo.
V. Tu autem, Dómine, miserére nobis.
R. Deo grátias.

R. Misit Dominus Angelum suum, et conclusit ora leonum:
* Et non contaminaverunt: quia coram eo iniustitia inventa non est in me.
V. Misit Deus misericordiam suam, et veritatem suam: animam meam eripuit de medio catulorum leonum.
R. Et non contaminaverunt: quia coram eo iniustitia inventa non est in me.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Et non contaminaverunt: quia coram eo iniustitia inventa non est in me.
V. Grant, Lord, a blessing.
Benediction. He whose feast-day we are keeping, be our Advocate with God. Amen.

Reading 2
Zeph 1:4-6
4 And I will stretch out my hand upon Juda, and upon all the inhabitants of Jerusalem: and I will destroy out of this place the remnant of Baal, and the names of the wardens of the temples with the priests:
5 And them that worship the host of heaven upon the tops of houses, and them that adore, and swear by the Lord, and swear by Melchom.
6 And them that turn away from following after the Lord, and that have not sought the Lord, nor searched after him.
Zeph 1:7-9
7 Be silent before the face of the Lord God: for the day of the Lord is near, for the Lord hath prepared a victim, he hath sanctified his guests.
8 And it shall come to pass in the day of the victim of the Lord, that I will visit upon the princes, and upon the king's sons, and upon all such as are clothed with strange apparel.
9 And I will visit in that day upon every one that entereth arrogantly over the threshold: them that fill the house of the Lord their God with iniquity and deceit.
V. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us.
R. Thanks be to God.

R. The Lord hath sent His angel, and hath shut the lions' mouths, that
* They have not hurt me forasmuch as before Him innocency was found in me.
V. God hath sent forth His mercy and His truth, (and delivered) my soul from among the lions' whelps.
R. They have not hurt me forasmuch as before Him innocency was found in me.
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Ghost.
R. They have not hurt me forasmuch as before Him innocency was found in me.
V. Iube, Domine, benedicere.
Benedictio. Ad societatem civium supernorum perducat nos Rex Angelorum. Amen.

Lectio 3
Silvéster, Auximi in Picéno nóbili génere ortus, puerílem ætátem lítteris ac bonis móribus mirífice exornávit. Sacris lítteris rite imbútus et canónicus factus, exémplo et sacris conciónibus pópulo opem tulit. Inter funus nóbilis cuiúsdam defúncti, in apérto túmulo formósi viri suíque propínqui defórme cadáver conspíciens: Ego, inquit, sum, quod hic fuit; quod hic est, ego ero. Et mox in solitúdinem, maióris perfectiónis stúdio, secéssit, ibíque vigíliis, oratiónibus ieiuniísque déditus fuit. Ut autem magis latéret hómines, várias mutávit sedes, ac tandem ad montem Fanum, locum eo témpore desértum, in honórem sancti Benedícti templum eréxit, congregationísque Silvestrinórum fundaménta iecit. Ibi mira sanctitáte mónachis præfúlsit; spíritu prophetíæ, potestáte in dæmones aliísque donis enítuit, quæ semper profúnda humilitáte conservávit. Obdormívit in Dómino, anno salútis millésimo ducentésimo sexagésimo séptimo.
V. Tu autem, Dómine, miserére nobis.
R. Deo grátias.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fit reverentia, secundum consuetudinem
Et laudámus nomen tuum in sæculum, * et in sæculum sæculi.

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

Reading 3
Born of a noble family at Osimo in Picenum, Sylvester was remarkable even as a boy for his scholarship and his good character. Having duly studied the sacred sciences and been made a canon, he benefited the people by his example and his preaching. When, at the funeral of a certain dead nobleman, he saw the decaying corpse of the handsome man who had been his neighbor, he said, "I am what this man was; what he is, I shall be"; and soon, from a desire for greater perfection, he withdrew into solitude and there devoted himself to vigils, prayers and fasting. That he might hide more completely from men's eyes, he changed his location several times. Finally he went to Monte Fano; a place deserted at that time, where he built a church in honor of St. Benedict and laid the foundation of the Congregation of the Sylvestrines. There his monks saw in him a wonderful model of holiness; he was famous for the spirit of prophecy, for power over demons and for other gifts, which in his deep humility he always kept hidden. He fell asleep in the Lord in the year of salvation 1267.
V. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us.
R. Thanks be to God.


Te Deum
We praise thee, O God, * we acknowledge thee to be the Lord.
All the earth doth worship thee, * the Father everlasting.
To thee all Angels cry aloud, * the Heavens, and all the Powers therein.
To thee Cherubim and Seraphim * continually do cry.

(bow head) Holy, Holy, Holy * Lord God of Sabaoth;

Heaven and earth are full * of the Majesty of thy glory.
The glorious company of the Apostles * praise thee.
The goodly fellowship of the Prophets * praise thee.
The noble army of Martyrs * praise thee.
The holy Church throughout all the world * doth acknowledge thee;
The Father, * of an infinite Majesty.
Thine honourable, true, * and only Son;
Also the Holy Ghost, * the Comforter.
Thou art the King of Glory, * O Christ.
Thou art the everlasting * Son of the Father.

During the following verse all make a profound bow:
When thou tookest upon thee to deliver man, * thou didst not abhor the Virgin's womb.

When thou hadst overcome the sharpness of death, * thou didst open the Kingdom of Heaven to all believers.
Thou sittest at the right hand of God, * in the glory of the Father.
We believe that thou shalt come * to be our Judge.

Kneel for the following verse
We therefore pray thee, help thy servants, * whom thou hast redeemed with thy precious Blood.

Make them to be numbered with thy Saints, * in glory everlasting.
O Lord, save thy people, * and bless thine heritage.
Govern them, * and lift them up for ever.
Day by day * we magnify thee;

During the following verse, by local custom, all make a profound bow.
And we worship thy Name * ever, world without end.

Vouchsafe, O Lord, to keep us * this day without sin.
O Lord, have mercy upon us, * have mercy upon us.
O Lord, let thy mercy lighten upon us, * as our trust is in thee.
O Lord, in thee have I trusted, * let me never be confounded.
Reliqua omittuntur, nisi Laudes separandae sint.
Skip the rest, unless praying Lauds separately
Oratio {ex Proprio Sanctorum}
V. Dómine, exáudi oratiónem meam.
R. Et clamor meus ad te véniat.
Orémus
Clementissime Deus, qui sanctum Silvestrum Abbatem, saeculi huius vanitatem in aperto tumulo pie meditantem, ad eremum vocare, et praeclaris vitae meritis decorare dignatus es: te supplices exoramus; ut, eius exemplo terrena despicientes, tui consortio perfruamur aeterno.
Per Dóminum nostrum Iesum Christum, Filium tuum: qui tecum vivit et regnat in unitáte Spíritus Sancti Deus, per ómnia sǽcula sæculórum.
R. Amen.

Prayer {from the Proper of Saints}
V. O Lord, hear my prayer.
R. And let my cry come unto thee.
Let us pray
Most merciful God, Who when the holy Abbot Sylvester was devoutly meditating upon the vanity of this world beside an open grave, graciously willed to call him into the desert and enrich him with unusual merits, we humbly pray that, following his example, despising the things of earth, we may thoroughly enjoy Thy everlasting presence.
Through Jesus Christ, thy Son our Lord, Who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end.
R. Amen.

Conclusio
V. Dómine, exáudi oratiónem meam.
R. Et clamor meus ad te véniat.
V. Benedicámus Dómino.
R. Deo grátias.
V. Fidélium ánimæ per misericórdiam Dei requiéscant in pace.
R. Amen.
Finish
V. O Lord, hear my prayer.
R. And let my cry come unto thee.
V. Let us bless the Lord.
R. Thanks be to God.
V. May the souls of the faithful, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.
R. Amen.

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