Universalis
Sunday 3 May 2015    (other days)
5th Sunday of Easter

Office of Readings

If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, you should precede it with the Invitatory Psalm.


INTRODUCTION
Deus, in adiutórium meum inténde.
  Dómine, ad adiuvándum me festína.
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen. Allelúia.
INTRODUCTION
O God, come to our aid.
  O Lord, make haste to help us.
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. Alleluia.

Hymnus
I. Quando Officium lectionis dicitur noctu vel summo mane:
Primo diérum ómnium,
quo mundus exstat cónditus
vel quo resúrgens cónditor
nos, morte victa, líberat,
Pulsis procul torpóribus,
surgámus omnes ócius,
et nocte quærámus pium,
sicut Prophétam nóvimus,
Nostras preces ut áudiat
suámque dextram pórrigat,
et hic piátos sórdibus
reddat polórum sédibus,
Ut, quique sacratíssimo
huius diéi témpore
horis quiétis psállimus,
donis beátis múneret.
Deo Patri sit glória
eiúsque soli Fílio
cum Spíritu Paráclito,
in sempitérna sǽcula. Amen.
II. Quando Officium lectionis dicitur diurno tempore:
Dies ætásque céteris
octáva splendet sánctior
in te quam, Iesu, cónsecras,
primítiæ surgéntium.
Tu tibi nostras ánimas
nunc primo conresúscita;
tibi consúrgant córpora
secúnda morte líbera.
Tibíque mox in núbibus,
Christe, ferámur óbviam
tecum victúri pérpetim:
tu vita, resurréctio.
Cuius vidéntes fáciem,
configurémur glóriæ;
te cognoscámus sicut es,
lux vera et suávitas.
Regnum, cum Patri tráditos,
plenos septéno chrísmate,
in temet nos lætíficas,
consúmmet Sancta Trínitas. Amen.
Hymn
Love’s redeeming work is done,
fought the fight, the battle won.
Lo, our Sun’s eclipse is o’er!
Lo, he sets in blood no more!
Vain the stone, the watch, the seal!
Christ has burst the gates of hell;
death in vain forbids him rise;
Christ has opened paradise.
Lives again our victorious King;
where, O death, is now thy sting?
Dying once, he all doth save;
where thy victory, O grave?
Soar we now where Christ has led,
following our exalted Head;
made like him, like him we rise,
ours the cross, the grave, the skies.
Hail the Lord of earth and heaven!
Praise to thee by both be given:
thee we greet triumphant now;
hail, the Resurrection thou!

Psalmus 1:1-6
De duabus hominum viis
Beati qui, sperantes in crucem, in aquam descenderunt” (Ex auctore quodam II sæculi).
Allelúia, lapis revolútus est ab óstio monuménti, allelúia.
1Beátus vir, qui non ábiit in consílio impiórum, †
  et in via peccatórum non stetit, *
  et in convéntu derisórum non sedit;
2sed in lege Dómini volúntas eius, *
  et in lege eius meditátur die ac nocte.
3Et erit tamquam lignum plantátum secus decúrsus aquárum, *
  quod fructum suum dabit in témpore suo;
et fólium eius non défluet, *
  et ómnia quæcúmque fáciet prosperabúntur.
4Non sic ímpii, non sic, *
  sed tamquam pulvis quem próicit ventus.
5Ideo non consúrgent ímpii in iudício, *
  neque peccatóres in concílio iustórum.
6Quóniam novit Dóminus viam iustórum, *
  et iter impiórum períbit.
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Allelúia, lapis revolútus est ab óstio monuménti, allelúia.
Psalm 1
The two paths
Alleluia. The stone was rolled back from the door of the tomb. Alleluia.
Blessed the man who does not follow the counsels of the wicked,
  or stand in the paths that sinners use,
or sit in the gatherings of those who mock:
  his delight is the law of the Lord,
  he ponders his law day and night.
He is like a tree planted by flowing waters,
  that will give its fruit in due time,
  whose leaves will not fade.
All that he does will prosper.
Not thus are the wicked, not thus.
  They are like the dust blown by the wind.
At the time of judgement the wicked will not stand,
  nor sinners in the council of the just.
For the Lord knows the path of the just;
  but the way of the wicked leads to destruction.
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.
Alleluia. The stone was rolled back from the door of the tomb. Alleluia.

Psalmus 2:1-12
Messias rex et victor
Convenerunt vere adversus puerum tuum Iesum, quem unxisti” (Act 4, 27).
Allelúia, quem quæris, múlier? vivéntem cum mórtuis, allelúia.
1Quare fremuérunt gentes, *
  et pópuli meditáti sunt inánia?
2Astitérunt reges terræ †
  et príncipes convenérunt in unum *
  advérsus Dóminum et advérsus christum eius:
3Dirumpámus víncula eórum, *
  et proiciámus a nobis iugum ipsórum!”
4Qui hábitat in cælis irridébit eos, *
  Dóminus subsannábit eos.
5Tunc loquétur ad eos in ira sua, *
  et in furóre suo conturbábit eos:
6Ego autem constítui regem meum *
  super Sion, montem sanctum meum!”.
7Prædicábo decrétum eius: †
  Dóminus dixit ad me: “Fílius meus es tu, *
  ego hódie génui te.
8Póstula a me, et dabo tibi gentes hereditátem tuam, *
  et possessiónem tuam términos terræ.
9Reges eos in virga férrea, *
  et tamquam vas fíguli confrínges eos”.
10Et nunc, reges, intellégite, *
  erudímini, qui iudicátis terram.
11Servíte Dómino in timóre, *
  et exsultáte ei cum tremóre.
12Apprehéndite disciplínam, †
  ne quando irascátur, et pereátis de via, *
  cum exárserit in brevi ira eius.
Beáti omnes *
  qui confídunt in eo.
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Allelúia, quem quæris, múlier? vivéntem cum mórtuis, allelúia.
Psalm 2
The Messiah, king and victor
Alleluia. Who are you looking for, woman? Why search among the dead for one who lives? Alleluia.
Why are the nations in a ferment?
  Why do the people make their vain plans?
The kings of the earth have risen up;
  the leaders have united against the Lord,
  against his anointed.
“Let us break their chains, that bind us;
  let us throw off their yoke from our shoulders!”
The Lord laughs at them,
  he who lives in the heavens derides them.
Then he speaks to them in his anger;
  in his fury he throws them into confusion:
“But I – I have set up my king on Zion,
my holy mountain.”
I will proclaim the Lord’s decrees.
The Lord has said to me: “You are my son: today I have begotten you.
  Ask me, and I will give you the nations for your inheritance,
  the ends of the earth for you to possess.
You will rule them with a rod of iron,
  break them in pieces like an earthen pot.”
So now, kings, listen: understand, you who rule the land.
  Serve the Lord in fear, tremble even as you praise him.
Learn his teaching, lest he take anger,
  lest you perish when his anger bursts into flame.
Blessed are all who put their trust in the Lord.
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.
Alleluia. Who are you looking for, woman? Why search among the dead for one who lives? Alleluia.

Psalmus 3:2-9
Dominus protector meus
Dormivit et somnum cepit et resurrexit, quoniam Dominus suscepit eum” (S. Irenæus).
Allelúia, noli flere, María: resurréxit Dóminus, allelúia.
2Dómine, quid multiplicáti sunt qui tríbulant me? *
  Multi insúrgunt advérsum me,
3multi dicunt ánimæ meæ: *
  “Non est salus ipsi in Deo”.
4Tu autem, Dómine, protéctor meus es, *
  glória mea et exáltans caput meum.
5Voce mea ad Dóminum clamávi, *
  et exaudívit me de monte sancto suo.
6Ego obdormívi et soporátus sum, *
  exsurréxi quia Dóminus suscépit me.
7Non timébo mília pópuli circumdántis me. *
  Exsúrge, Dómine, salvum me fac, Deus meus;
8quóniam tu percussísti in maxíllam omnes adversántes mihi, *
  dentes peccatórum contrivísti.
9Dómini est salus, *
  et super pópulum tuum benedíctio tua.
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Allelúia, noli flere, María: resurréxit Dóminus, allelúia.
Psalm 3
The Lord is my protector
Alleluia. Do not cry, Mary: the Lord has risen from the dead. Alleluia.
Lord, how many they are, my attackers!
  So many rise up against me, so many of them say:
  “He can hope for no help from the Lord.”
But you, Lord, are my protector, my glory:
  you raise up my head.
I called to the Lord,
  and from his holy mountain he heard my voice.
I fell asleep, and slept;
  but I rose, for the Lord raised me up.
I will not fear when the people surround me in their thousands.
  Rise up, O Lord;
  bring me to safety, my God.
Those who attacked me – you struck them on the jaw,
  you shattered their teeth.
Salvation comes from the Lord:
  Lord, your blessing is upon your people.
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.
Alleluia. Do not cry, Mary: the Lord has risen from the dead. Alleluia.

℣. Reflóruit caro mea, allelúia.
℟. Et ex voluntáte mea confitébor illi, allelúia.
My body revives, alleluia.
I will freely acknowledge the Lord, alleluia.

Lectio prior
De libro Apocalýpsis beáti Ioánnis apóstoli 18, 21—19, 10
Nuptiæ Agni prædictæ
18,21Sústulit unus ángelus fortis lápidem quasi molárem magnum et misit in mare dicens: «Impetu sic mittétur Bábylon magna illa cívitas et ultra iam non inveniétur. 22Et vox citharœdórum et musicórum et tíbia canéntium et tuba non audiétur in te ámplius, et omnis ártifex omnis artis non inveniétur in te ámplius, et vox molæ non audiétur in te ámplius, 23et lux lucérnæ non lucébit tibi ámplius, et vox sponsi et sponsæ non audiétur in te ámplius, quia mercatóres tui erant magnátes terræ, quia in venefíciis tuis erravérunt omnes gentes, 24et in ea sanguis prophetárum et sanctórum invéntus est et ómnium, qui interfécti sunt in terra!».
  19,1Post hæc audívi quasi vocem magnam turbæ multæ in cælo dicéntium:
«Allelúia!
Salus et glória et virtus Deo nostro,
2quia vera et iusta iudícia eius;
quia iudicávit de meretríce magna, quæ corrúpit terram in prostitutióne sua, et vindicávit sánguinem servórum suórum de mánibus eius!».
  3Et íterum dixérunt: «Allelúia! Et fumus eius ascéndit in sǽcula sæculórum!».
  4Et cecidérunt senióres vigínti quáttuor et quáttuor animália et adoravérunt Deum sedéntem super thronum dicéntes: «Amen. Allelúia».
  5Et vox de throno exívit dicens:
«Laudem dícite Deo nostro, omnes servi eius
et qui timétis eum, pusílli et magni!».
6Et audívi quasi vocem turbæ magnæ et sicut vocem aquárum multárum et sicut vocem tonítruum magnórum dicéntium:
«Allelúia,
quóniam regnávit Dóminus, Deus noster omnípotens.
7Gaudeámus et exsultémus et demus glóriam ei,
quia venérunt núptiæ Agni,
et uxor eius præparávit se.
8Et datum est illi, ut coopériat se býssino splendénti mundum: býssinum enim iustificatiónes sunt sanctórum».
  9Et dicit mihi: «Scribe: Beáti, qui ad cenam nuptiárum Agni vocáti sunt!». Et dicit mihi: «Hæc verba Dei vera sunt». 10Et cécidi ante pedes eius, ut adorárem eum. Et dicit mihi: «Vide, ne féceris! Consérvus tuus sum et fratrum tuórum habéntium testimónium Iesu. Deum adóra. Testimónium enim Iesu est spíritus prophetíæ».
First Reading
Apocalypse 18:21-19:10 ©
Then a powerful angel picked up a boulder like a great millstone, and as he hurled it into the sea, he said, ‘That is how the great city of Babylon is going to be hurled down, never to be seen again.
Never again in you, Babylon,
will be heard the song of harpists and minstrels,
the music of flute and trumpet;
never again will craftsmen of every skill be found
or the sound of the mill be heard;
never again will shine the light of the lamp,
never again will be heard
the voices of bridegroom and bride.
Your traders were the princes of the earth,
all the nations were under your spell.
In her you will find the blood of prophets and saints, and all the blood that was ever shed on earth.’
  After this I seemed to hear the great sound of a huge crowd in heaven, singing, ‘Alleluia! Victory and glory and power to our God! He judges fairly, he punishes justly, and he has condemned the famous prostitute who corrupted the earth with her fornication; he has avenged his servants that she killed.’ They sang again, ‘Alleluia! The smoke of her will go up for ever and ever.’ Then the twenty-four elders and the four animals prostrated themselves and worshipped God seated there on his throne, and they cried, ‘Amen, Alleluia.’
  Then a voice came from the throne; it said, ‘Praise our God, you servants of his and all who, great or small, revere him.’ And I seemed to hear the voices of a huge crowd, like the sound of the ocean or the great roar of thunder, answering, ‘Alleluia! The reign of the Lord our God Almighty has begun; let us be glad and joyful and give praise to God, because this is the time for the marriage of the Lamb. His bride is ready, and she has been able to dress herself in dazzling white linen, because her linen is made of the good deeds of the saints.’ The angel said, ‘Write this: Happy are those who are invited to the wedding feast of the Lamb’, and he added, ‘All the things you have written are true messages from God.’ Then I knelt at his feet to worship him, but he said to me, ‘Do not do that: I am a servant just like you and all your brothers who are witnesses to Jesus. It is God that you must worship.’ The witness Jesus gave is the same as the spirit of prophecy.
Responsorium
Cf. Ap 14, 2; 19, 6; 12, 10; 19, 5
℟. Audívi vocem de cælo tamquam vocem tonítrui magni: Regnávit Deus noster omnípotens;* Quia facta est salus et virtus et potéstas Christi eius, allelúia.
℣. Et vox de throno exívit dicens: Laudem dícite Deo nostro, omnes servi eius, et qui timétis eum, pusílli et magni.* Quia.
Responsory
I heard a voice from heaven that sounded like a loud peal of thunder: ‘Our God is king for ever!’ Now God’s salvation has come! Now God has shown his power as King! Now the Messiah has shown his authority, alleluia!
Then there came from the throne the sound of a voice, saying, ‘Praise our God, all his servants, and all men, both great and small, who fear him! Now God’s salvation has come! Now God has shown his power as King! Now the Messiah has shown his authority, alleluia!

Lectio altera
Ex Sermónibus sancti Máximi Taurinénsis epíscopi
(Sermo 53, 1-2. 4:
CCL 23, 214-216)
Christus est dies
Per resurrectiónem Christi aperítur tártarum, per neóphytos Ecclésiæ innovátur terra, cælum per Sanctum Spíritum reserátur; apértum enim tártarum reddit mórtuos, innováta terra gérminat resurgéntes, cælum reserátum súscipit ascendéntes.
  Dénique ascéndit latro in paradísum, sanctórum córpora ingrediúntur in sanctam civitátem, ad vivos mórtui revertúntur; et proféctu quodam in resurrectióne Christi ad altióra cuncta eleménta se tollunt.
  Tártarum quos habet reddit ad súperos, terra quos sépelit mittit ad cælum, cælum quos súscipit repræséntat ad Dóminum; et una eadémque operatióne Salvatóris pássio élevat de imis, súscitat de terrénis, cóllocat in excélsis.
  Resurréctio enim Christi defúnctis est vita, peccatóribus vénia, sanctis est glória. Omnem ergo creatúram ad festivitátem resurrectiónis Christi prophéta sanctus invítat; ait enim exsultándum in hac die quam fecit Dóminus et lætándum.
  Lux Christi dies est sine nocte, dies sine fine. Quod autem iste dies Christus sit, Apóstolus dicit: Nox præcéssit, dies autem appropinquávit. Præcéssit, inquit, nox, non séquitur, ut intéllegas, superveniénte Christi lúmine, diáboli ténebras effugári et peccatórum obscúra non súbsequi; et iugi splendóre prætéritas calígines depélli, subrepéntia delícta prohibéri.
  Ipse est enim dies Fílius, cui Pater dies divinitátis suæ erúctat arcánum. Ipse, inquam, est dies, qui ait per Salomónem: Ego feci ut orirétur in cælo lumen indefíciens.
  Sicut ergo diem cæli nox omníno non séquitur, ita et Christi iustítiam peccatórum ténebræ non sequúntur. Semper enim dies cæli splendet, lucet et fulget, neque áliqua potest obscuritáte conclúdi; ita et lumen Christi semper micat, rádiat, corúscat, nec áliqua potest delictórum calígine comprehéndi, unde ait evangelísta Ioánnes: Et lux in ténebris lucet, et ténebræ eam non comprehendérunt.
  Igitur, fratres, omnes in hac die sancta exsultáre debémus. Nullus se a commúni lætítia peccatórum consciéntia súbtrahat, nullus a públicis votis delictórum sárcina revocétur! Quamvis enim peccátor, in hac die de indulgéntia non debet desperáre; est enim prærogatíva non parva. Si enim latro paradísum méruit, cur non mereátur véniam christiánus?
Second Reading
From a sermon by Saint Maximus of Turin, bishop
Christ is the day
Christ is risen! He has burst open the gates of hell and let the dead go free; he has renewed the earth through the members of his Church now born again in baptism, and has made it blossom afresh with men brought back to life. His Holy Spirit has unlocked the doors of heaven, which stand wide open to receive those who rise up from the earth. Because of Christ’s resurrection the thief ascends to paradise, the bodies of the blessed enter the holy city, and the dead are restored to the company of the living. There is an upward movement in the whole of creation, each element raising itself to something higher. We see hell restoring its victims to the upper regions, earth sending its buried dead to heaven, and heaven presenting the new arrivals to the Lord. In one and the same movement, our Saviour’s passion raises men from the depths, lifts them up from the earth, and sets them in the heights.
  Christ is risen. His rising brings life to the dead, forgiveness to sinners, and glory to the saints. And so David the prophet summons all creation to join in celebrating the Easter festival: Rejoice and be glad, he cries, on this day which the Lord has made.
  The light of Christ is an endless day that knows no night. Christ is this day, says the Apostle; such is the meaning of his words: Night is almost over; day is at hand. He tells us that night is almost over, not that it is about to fall. By this we are meant to understand that the coming of Christ’s light puts Satan’s darkness to flight, leaving no place for any shadow of sin. His everlasting radiance dispels the dark clouds of the past and checks the hidden growth of vice. The Son is that day to whom the day, which is the Father, communicates the mystery of his divinity. He is the day who says through the mouth of Solomon: I have caused an unfailing light to rise in heaven. And as in heaven no night can follow day, so no sin can overshadow the justice of Christ. The celestial day is perpetually bright and shining with brilliant light; clouds can never darken its skies. In the same way, the light of Christ is eternally glowing with luminous radiance and can never be extinguished by the darkness of sin. This is why John the evangelist says: The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has never been able to overpower it.
  And so, my brothers, each of us ought surely to rejoice on this holy day. Let no one, conscious of his sinfulness, withdraw from our common celebration, nor let anyone be kept away from our public prayer by the burden of his guilt. Sinner he may indeed be, but he must not despair of pardon on this day which is so highly privileged; for if a thief could receive the grace of paradise, how could a Christian be refused forgiveness?
ResponsoriumPs 18 (19), 7 a
℟. Omnis pulchritúdo Dómini exaltáta est super sídera:* Spécies eius in núbibus cæli, et nomen eius in ætérnum pérmanet, allelúia.
℣. A fínibus cælórum egréssio eius, et occúrsus eius usque ad fines eórum.* Spécies.
Responsory
The Lord in all his beauty is exalted above the stars: he rides in splendour on the clouds of heaven, where his name will abide for ever, alleluia.
From the heights of heaven he comes forth, and to the heights of heaven he returns: he rides in splendour on the clouds of heaven, where his name will abide for ever, alleluia.

Te Deum laudámus:* te Dóminum confitémur.
Te ætérnum Patrem,* omnis terra venerátur.
Tibi omnes ángeli,*
  tibi cæli et univérsæ potestátes:
tibi chérubim et séraphim*
  incessábili voce proclámant:
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.
Tu, ad liberándum susceptúrus hóminem,*
  non horruísti Vírginis úterum.
Tu, devícto mortis acúleo,*
  aperuísti credéntibus regna cælórum.
Tu ad déxteram Dei sedes,* in glória Patris.
Iudex créderis* esse ventúrus.
Te ergo quæsumus, tuis fámulis súbveni,*
  quos pretióso sánguine redemísti.
Ætérna fac cum sanctis tuis* in glória numerári.
Haec ultima pars hymni ad libitum omitti potest:
Salvum fac pópulum tuum, Dómine,*
  et bénedic hereditáti tuæ.
Et rege eos,* et extólle illos usque in ætérnum.
Per síngulos dies* benedícimus te;
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.
God, we praise you; Lord, we proclaim you!
You, the Father, the eternal –
all the earth venerates you.
All the angels, all the heavens, every power –
The cherubim, the seraphim –
unceasingly, they cry:
“Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God of Hosts:
heaven and earth are full of the majesty of your glory!”
The glorious choir of Apostles –
The noble ranks of prophets –
The shining army of martyrs –
all praise you.
Throughout the world your holy Church proclaims you.
– Father of immeasurable majesty,
– True Son, only-begotten, worthy of worship,
– Holy Spirit, our Advocate.
You, Christ:
– You are the king of glory.
– You are the Father’s eternal Son.
– You, to free mankind, did not disdain a Virgin’s womb.
– You defeated the sharp spear of Death, and opened the kingdom of heaven to those who believe in you.
– You sit at God’s right hand, in the glory of the Father.
– You will come, so we believe, as our Judge.
And so we ask of you: give help to your servants, whom you set free at the price of your precious blood.
Number them among your chosen ones in eternal glory.
The final part of the hymn may be omitted:
Bring your people to safety, Lord, and bless those who are your inheritance.
Rule them and lift them high for ever.
Day by day we bless you, Lord: we praise you for ever and for ever.
Of your goodness, Lord, keep us without sin for today.
Have mercy on us, Lord, have mercy on us.
Let your pity, Lord, be upon us, as much as we trust in you.
In you, Lord, I trust: let me never be put to shame.

Oremus.
  Deus, per quem nobis et redémptio venit et præstátur adóptio, fílios dilectiónis tuæ benígnus inténde, ut in Christo credéntibus et vera tribuátur libértas et heréditas ætérna. Per Dóminum.
Let us pray.
Since it is from you, God our Father,
  that redemption comes to us, your adopted children,
look with favour on the family you love,
  give true freedom to us and to all who believe in Christ,
  and bring us all alike to our eternal heritage.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
  who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
  one God, for ever and ever.
Amen.

Benedicámus Dómino.
– Deo grátias.
Let us praise the Lord.
– Thanks be to God.

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