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Tuesday 19 March 2019    (other days)
Saint Joseph, husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary 
Solemnity

Morning Prayer (Lauds)

If you have already recited the Invitatory Psalm today, you should use the alternative opening.


Dómine, lábia mea apéries.
  Et os meum annuntiábit laudem tuam.
Lord, open our lips.
  And we shall praise your name.
Ps 23:1-10

Christo apertæ sunt portæ cæli propter carnalem eius assumptionem” (S. Irenæus).

Laudémus Christum Dóminum in sollemnitáte sancti Ioseph.
(repeat antiphon*)
1Dómini est terra et plenitúdo eius,*
  orbis terrárum et qui hábitant in eo.
2Quia ipse super mária fundávit eum*
  et super flúmina firmávit eum.
  (repeat antiphon*)
3Quis ascéndet in montem Dómini,*
  aut quis stabit in loco sancto eius?
4Innocens mánibus et mundo corde,†
  qui non levávit ad vana ánimam suam,*
  nec iurávit in dolum.
5Hic accípiet benedictiónem a Dómino*
  et iustificatiónem a Deo salutári suo.
6Hæc est generátio quæréntium eum,*
  quæréntium fáciem Dei Iacob.
  (repeat antiphon*)
7Attóllite, portæ, cápita vestra,†
  et elevámini, portæ æternáles,*
  et introíbit rex glóriæ.
8Quis est iste rex glóriæ?*
  Dóminus fortis et potens, Dóminus potens in prœ́lio.
  (repeat antiphon*)
9Attóllite, portæ, cápita vestra,†
  et elevámini, portæ æternáles,*
  et introíbit rex glóriæ.
10Quis est iste rex glóriæ?*
  Dóminus virtútum ipse est rex glóriæ.
  (repeat antiphon*)
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
(repeat antiphon*)
Invitatory PsalmPsalm 23 (24)
Today we are celebrating the feast of Saint Joseph: come, let us worship Christ the Lord.
(repeat antiphon*)
The Lord’s is the earth and its fullness,
  the world and all who live in it.
He himself founded it upon the seas
  and set it firm over the waters.
  (repeat antiphon*)
Who will climb the mountain of the Lord?
  Who will stand in his holy place?
The one who is innocent of wrongdoing and pure of heart,
  who has not given himself to vanities or sworn falsely.
He will receive the blessing of the Lord
  and be justified by God his saviour.
This is the way of those who seek him,
  seek the face of the God of Jacob.
  (repeat antiphon*)
Gates, raise your heads. Stand up, eternal doors,
  and let the king of glory enter.
Who is the king of glory?
The Lord of might and power.
  The Lord, strong in battle.
  (repeat antiphon*)
Gates, raise your heads. Stand up, eternal doors,
  and let the king of glory enter.
Who is the king of glory?
The Lord of hosts
 – he is the king of glory.
  (repeat antiphon*)
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.
(repeat antiphon*)

* If you are reciting this on your own, you can choose to say the antiphon once only at the start of the psalm and not repeat it.


Hymnus
Cǽlitum, Ioseph, decus atque nostræ
certa spes vitæ columénque mundi,
quas tibi læti cánimus, benígnus
súscipe laudes.
Te, satum David, státuit Creátor
Vírginis sponsum, voluítque Verbi
te patrem dici, dedit et minístrum
esse salútis.
Tu Redemptórem stábulo iacéntem,
quem chorus vatum cécinit futúrum,
áspicis gaudens, sociúsque matris
primus adóras.
Rex Deus regum, dominátor orbis,
cuius ad nutum tremit inferórum
turba, cui pronus famulátur æther,
se tibi subdit.
Laus sit excélsæ Tríadi perénnis,
quæ, tibi insígnes tríbuens honóres,
det tuis nobis méritis beátæ
gáudia vitæ. Amen.
Hymn
O Blessed Joseph, yours the praise
The choirs of angels sing,
The guardian of the Virgin blest,
And of her Child and King.
The prophets told of God to come:
The Son of God on earth;
Yours was the glory then to be
There at the Saviour’s birth.
To him, the Father’s only Son
You served as father here;
He was subjected to your will
He, whom the heavens revere.
As once you sought and found again
The Christ, the Lord of light;
So may we walk with him, like you
All humble in his sight.
O Father, Son and Holy Ghost,
The God of truth and grace,
By holy Joseph’s prayers grant
That we may see your face.
Stanbrook Abbey Hymnal

Ps 62:2-9
Anima Dominum sitiens

Ad Deum vigilat, qui opera noctis reicit.

Venérunt pastóres festinántes et invenérunt Maríam et Ioseph et Infántem pósitum in præsépio.
2Deus, Deus meus es tu,*
  ad te de luce vígilo.
Sitívit in te ánima mea,*
  te desiderávit caro mea.
In terra desérta et árida et inaquósa,†
  3sic in sancto appárui tibi,*
  ut vidérem virtútem tuam et glóriam tuam.
4Quóniam mélior est misericórdia tua super vitas,*
  lábia mea laudábunt te.
5Sic benedícam te in vita mea*
  et in nómine tuo levábo manus meas.
6Sicut ádipe et pinguédine repleátur ánima mea,*
  et lábiis exsultatiónis laudábit os meum.
7Cum memor ero tui super stratum meum,*
  in matutínis meditábor de te,
8quia fuísti adiútor meus,*
  et in velaménto alárum tuárum exsultábo.
9Adhǽsit ánima mea post te,*
  me suscépit déxtera tua.
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Venérunt pastóres festinántes et invenérunt Maríam et Ioseph et Infántem pósitum in præsépio.
Psalm 62 (63)
Thirsting for God
The shepherds came quickly and they found Mary and Joseph, and the Child lying in the manger.
O God, you are my God, I watch for you from the dawn.
My soul thirsts for you, my body longs for you.
I came to your sanctuary,
  as one in a parched and waterless land,
  so that I could see your might and your glory.
My lips will praise you, for your mercy is better than life itself.
Thus I will bless you throughout my life,
  and raise my hands in prayer to your name;
my soul will be filled as if by rich food,
  and my mouth will sing your praises and rejoice.
I will remember you as I lie in bed,
  I will think of you in the morning,
for you have been my helper,
  and I will take joy in the protection of your wings.
My soul clings to you; your right hand raises me up.
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 shepherds came quickly and they found Mary and Joseph, and the Child lying in the manger.

CanticumDan 3:57-88,56
Omnis creatura laudet Dominum

Laudem dicite Deo nostro, omnes servi eius” (Ap 19, 5).

Erant Ioseph et María, mater Iesu, mirántes super iis quæ dicebántur de illo, et benedíxit illis Símeon.
57Benedícite, ómnia ópera Dómini, Dómino,*
  laudáte et superexaltáte eum in sǽcula.
58Benedícite, cæli, Dómino,*
  59benedícite, ángeli Dómini, Dómino.
60Benedícite, aquæ omnes, quæ super cælos sunt, Dómino,*
  61benedícat omnis virtus Dómino.
62Benedícite, sol et luna, Dómino,*
  63benedícite, stellæ cæli, Dómino.
64Benedícite, omnis imber et ros, Dómino,*
  65benedícite, omnes venti, Dómino.
66Benedícite, ignis et æstus, Dómino,*
  67benedícite, frigus et æstus, Dómino.
68Benedícite, rores et pruína, Dómino,*
  69benedícite, gelu et frigus, Dómino.
70Benedícite, glácies et nives, Dómino,*
  71benedícite, noctes et dies, Dómino.
72Benedícite, lux et ténebræ, Dómino,*
  73benedícite, fúlgura et nubes, Dómino.
74Benedícat terra Dóminum,*
  laudet et superexáltet eum in sǽcula.
75Benedícite, montes et colles, Dómino,*
  76benedícite, univérsa germinántia in terra, Dómino.
77Benedícite, mária et flúmina, Dómino,*
  78benedícite, fontes, Dómino.
79Benedícite, cete et ómnia quæ movéntur in aquis, Dómino,*
  80benedícite, omnes vólucres cæli, Dómino.
81Benedícite, omnes béstiæ et pécora, Dómino,*
  82benedícite, fílii hóminum, Dómino.
83Bénedic, Israel, Dómino,*
  laudáte et superexaltáte eum in sǽcula.
84Benedícite, sacerdótes Dómini, Dómino,*
  85benedícite, servi Dómini, Dómino.
86Benedícite, spíritus et ánimæ iustórum, Dómino,*
  87benedícite, sancti et húmiles corde, Dómino.
88Benedícite, Ananía, Azaría, Mísael, Dómino,*
  laudáte et superexaltáte eum in sǽcula.
Benedicámus Patrem et Fílium cum Sancto Spíritu;*
  laudémus et superexaltémus eum in sǽcula.
56Benedíctus es in firmaménto cæli*
  et laudábilis et gloriósus in sǽcula.
Erant Ioseph et María, mater Iesu, mirántes super iis quæ dicebántur de illo, et benedíxit illis Símeon.
CanticleDaniel 3
All creatures, bless the Lord
Joseph and Mary, the mother of Jesus, marvelled at what was being said of him, and Simeon gave them his blessing.
Bless the Lord, all his works,
  praise and exalt him for ever.
Bless the Lord, you heavens;
  all his angels, bless the Lord.
Bless the Lord, you waters above the heavens;
  all his powers, bless the Lord.
Bless the Lord, sun and moon;
  all stars of the sky, bless the Lord.
Bless the Lord, rain and dew;
  all you winds, bless the Lord.
Bless the Lord, fire and heat;
  cold and warmth, bless the Lord.
Bless the Lord, dew and frost;
  ice and cold, bless the Lord.
Bless the Lord, ice and snow;
  day and night, bless the Lord.
Bless the Lord, light and darkness;
  lightning and storm-clouds, bless the Lord.
Bless the Lord, all the earth,
  praise and exalt him for ever.
Bless the Lord, mountains and hills;
  all growing things, bless the Lord.
Bless the Lord, seas and rivers;
  springs and fountains, bless the Lord.
Bless the Lord, whales and fish;
  birds of the air, bless the Lord.
Bless the Lord, wild beasts and tame;
  sons of men, bless the Lord.
Bless the Lord, O Israel,
  praise and exalt him for ever.
Bless the Lord, his priests;
  all his servants, bless the Lord.
Bless the Lord, spirits and souls of the just;
  all who are holy and humble, bless the Lord.
Ananias, Azarias, Mishael, bless the Lord,
  praise and exalt him for ever.
Let us bless Father, Son and Holy Spirit,
  praise and exalt them for ever.
Bless the Lord in the firmament of heaven,
  praise and glorify him for ever.
Joseph and Mary, the mother of Jesus, marvelled at what was being said of him, and Simeon gave them his blessing.

Ps 149:1-9
Exsultatio sanctorum

Filii Ecclesiæ, filii novi populi exsultent in rege suo: in Christo” (Hesychius).

Consúrgens Ioseph accépit Púerum et matrem eius nocte et secéssit in Ægýptum, et erat ibi usque ad óbitum Heródis.
1Cantáte Dómino cánticum novum;*
  laus eius in ecclésia sanctórum.
2Lætétur Israel in eo, qui fecit eum,*
  et fílii Sion exsúltent in rege suo.
3Laudent nomen eius in choro,*
  in týmpano et cíthara psallant ei,
4quia beneplácitum est Dómino in pópulo suo,*
  et honorábit mansuétos in salúte.
5Iúbilent sancti in glória,*
  læténtur in cubílibus suis.
6Exaltatiónes Dei in gútture eórum*
  et gládii ancípites in mánibus eórum,
7ad faciéndam vindíctam in natiónibus,*
  castigatiónes in pópulis,
8ad alligándos reges eórum in compédibus*
  et nóbiles eórum in mánicis férreis,
9ad faciéndum in eis iudícium conscríptum:*
  glória hæc est ómnibus sanctis eius.
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Consúrgens Ioseph accépit Púerum et matrem eius nocte et secéssit in Ægýptum, et erat ibi usque ad óbitum Heródis.
Psalm 149
The saints rejoice
Joseph arose from sleep and, taking the child and his mother with him, left that night for Egypt, where he stayed until the death of Herod.
Sing a new song to the Lord,
  his praise in the assembly of the faithful.
Let Israel rejoice in its maker,
  and the sons of Zion delight in their king.
Let them praise his name with dancing,
  sing to him with timbrel and lyre,
for the Lord’s favour is upon his people,
  and he will honour the humble with victory.
Let the faithful celebrate his glory,
  rejoice even in their beds,
the praise of God in their throats;
  and swords ready in their hands,
to exact vengeance upon the nations,
  impose punishment on the peoples,
to bind their kings in fetters
  and their nobles in manacles of iron,
to carry out the sentence that has been passed:
  this is the glory prepared for all his faithful.
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.
Joseph arose from sleep and, taking the child and his mother with him, left that night for Egypt, where he stayed until the death of Herod.

Lectio brevis2 Sam 7:28-29
Dómine Deus, tu es Deus, et verba tua erunt vera: cum ergo locútus sis ad servum tuum bona hæc, dignáre ígitur benedícere dómui servi tui, ut sit in sempitérnum coram te, quia tu, Dómine Deus, locútus es, et benedictióne tua benedicétur domus servi tui in sempitérnum.
Short Reading
2 Samuel 7:28-29 ©
Lord, you are God indeed, your words are true and you have made this fair promise to your servant. Be pleased, then, to bless the House of your servant, that it may continue for ever in your presence; for you, Lord, have spoken; and with your blessing the House of your servant will be for ever blessed.

Responsorium breve
℣. Constítuit eum* Dóminum domus suæ. Constítuit.
℟. Et príncipem omnis possessiónis suæ.* Dóminum domus suæ. Glória Patri. Constítuit.
Short Responsory
The Lord made him master of his own house.
The Lord made him master of his own house.
He constituted him ruler of all that he possessed.
The Lord made him master of his own house.
Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit.
The Lord made him master of his own house.

Canticum
De Messia eiusque præcursore
Ioseph habitávit in civitáte Názareth, ut adimplerétur quod dictum est per prophétas de Christo: Nazarǽus vocábitur.
Benedíctus Dóminus Deus Israel,*
  quia visitávit et fecit redemptiónem plebi suæ
et eréxit cornu salútis nobis*
  in domo David púeri sui,
sicut locútus est per os sanctórum,*
  qui a sæculo sunt, prophetárum eius,
salútem ex inimícis nostris*
  et de manu ómnium, qui odérunt nos;
ad faciéndam misericórdiam cum pátribus nostris*
  et memorári testaménti sui sancti,
iusiurándum, quod iurávit ad Abraham patrem nostrum,*
  datúrum se nobis,
ut sine timóre, de manu inimicórum liberáti,*
  serviámus illi
in sanctitáte et iustítia coram ipso*
  ómnibus diébus nostris.
Et tu, puer, prophéta Altíssimi vocáberis:*
  præíbis enim ante fáciem Dómini paráre vias eius,
ad dandam sciéntiam salútis plebi eius*
  in remissiónem peccatórum eórum,
per víscera misericórdiæ Dei nostri,*
  in quibus visitábit nos óriens ex alto,
illumináre his, qui in ténebris et in umbra mortis sedent*
  ad dirigéndos pedes nostros in viam pacis.
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Ioseph habitávit in civitáte Názareth, ut adimplerétur quod dictum est per prophétas de Christo: Nazarǽus vocábitur.
CanticleBenedictus
The Messiah and his forerunner
Joseph settled in a town called Nazareth. This was to fulfil the words spoken about Christ by the prophets: He will be called a Nazarene.
Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel,
  for he has come to his people and brought about their redemption.
He has raised up the sign of salvation
  in the house of his servant David,
as he promised through the mouth of the holy ones,
  his prophets through the ages:
to rescue us from our enemies
  and all who hate us,
to take pity on our fathers,
  to remember his holy covenant
and the oath he swore to Abraham our father,
  that he would give himself to us,
that we could serve him without fear
 – freed from the hands of our enemies –
in uprightness and holiness before him,
  for all of our days.
And you, child, will be called the prophet of the Most High:
  for you will go before the face of the Lord to prepare his path,
to let his people know their salvation,
  so that their sins may be forgiven.
Through the bottomless mercy of our God,
  one born on high will visit us
to give light to those who walk in darkness,
  who live in the shadow of death;
  to lead our feet in the path of peace.
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.
Joseph settled in a town called Nazareth. This was to fulfil the words spoken about Christ by the prophets: He will be called a Nazarene.

Preces
Dóminum, qui hómines éfficit iustos, súpplices precémur:
In tua iustítia vivífica nos, Dómine.
Dómine Deus, qui nostros in fide patres ipse vocásti, ut coram te perfécto corde ambulárent,
  fac, ut, eórum sequéntes vestígia, simus sicut prǽcipis perfécti.
In tua iustítia vivífica nos, Dómine.
Qui Ioseph virum iustum elegísti, ut Fílium tuum púerum et adulescéntem enutríret,
  fac, ut córpori Christi in nostris frátribus serviámus.
In tua iustítia vivífica nos, Dómine.
Qui terram homínibus commisísti, ut eam implérent sibíque subícerent,
  doce nos in hoc sǽculo impénse operári, tuam iúgiter glóriam intendéntes.
In tua iustítia vivífica nos, Dómine.
Meménto, Pater ómnium, óperis mánuum tuárum,
  et cunctis largíre in seréno labóre dignam vitæ condiciónem.
In tua iustítia vivífica nos, Dómine.
Prayers and intercessions
Whatever we do or say, let us do it in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.
Lord, hear us.
As Joseph believed what you had told him, and became the guardian of your only Son:
  so may we put our faith in you, and receive the fulfilment of your promise.
Lord, hear us.
Father, give us that faith which gives substance to our hopes,
  and make us certain of realities we do not see.
Lord, hear us.
Joseph took the child Jesus into his care, loving and accepting him as his own Son:
  may we accept all that God gives us, and care for those entrusted to us.
Lord, hear us.
You have given man authority over the work of your hands and invited him to share in your creation:
  help us to accept our responsibility by working for your glory and the good of all mankind.
Lord, hear us.

Pater noster, qui es in cælis:
sanctificétur nomen tuum;
advéniat regnum tuum;
fiat volúntas tua, sicut in cælo et in terra.
Panem nostrum cotidiánum da nobis hódie;
et dimítte nobis débita nostra,
sicut et nos dimíttimus debitóribus nostris;
et ne nos indúcas in tentatiónem;
sed líbera nos a malo.
Our Father, who art in heaven,
  hallowed be thy name.
Thy kingdom come.
  Thy will be done on earth, as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread,
  and forgive us our trespasses,
  as we forgive those who trespass against us,
and lead us not into temptation,
  but deliver us from evil.

Præsta, quǽsumus, omnípotens Deus, ut humánæ salútis mystéria, cuius primórdia beáti Ioseph fidéli custódiæ commisísti, Ecclésia tua, ipso intercedénte, iúgiter servet implénda.
Per Dóminum nostrum Iesum Christum, Fílium tuum,
qui tecum vivit et regnat in unitáte Spíritus Sancti, Deus,
per ómnia sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Almighty God,
  at the beginnings of our salvation,
  when Mary conceived your Son and brought him forth in to the world,
  you placed them under Joseph’s watchful care.
May his prayer still help your Church
  to be an equally faithful guardian of your mysteries
  and a sign of Christ to mankind.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
  who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
  one God, for ever and ever.
Amen.

Dóminus nos benedícat, et ab omni malo deféndat, et ad vitam perdúcat ætérnam.
  Amen.
The Lord bless us, and keep us from all evil, and bring us to everlasting life.
  Amen.

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