Universalis
Tuesday 3 May 2016    (other days)
Our Lady, Queen of Poland 
Solemnity

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
Quem terra, pontus, ǽthera
colunt, adórant, prǽdicant
trinam regéntem máchinam,
claustrum Maríæ báiulat.
Cui luna, sol et ómnia
desérviunt per témpora,
perfúsa cæli grátia
gestant puéllæ víscera.
Beáta mater múnere,
cuius, supérnus ártifex,
mundum pugíllo cóntinens,
ventris sub arca clausus est.
Beáta cæli núntio,
fecúnda Sancto Spíritu,
desiderátus géntibus
cuius per alvum fusus est.
Iesu, tibi sit glória,
qui natus es de Vírgine,
cum Patre et almo Spíritu,
in sempitérna sǽcula. Amen.
Hymn
Hail, of paradise the portal!
  Tree of Life regained, immortal;
Whence, through thee, all sweetness floweth,
  And salvation’s fruit still groweth.
Thou our hearts aright inclinest,
  On our life’s way brightly shinest;
Us from God’s just anger savest,
  Who to man our Saviour gavest.
Hail! Blest shrine of God the Father,
  Thither sinners haste to gather;
Pardon for their guilt obtaining,
  Freedom from the foe’s enchaining;
Strength from thee the weak shall borrow,
  Comfort, thou, of all who sorrow;
From the final wrath tremendous,
  Mother of our Christ, defend us.
Star of ocean! Mother fairest!
  Who the name of Mary bearest;
In thy bright illumination
  Pales each star and constellation.
Hail, O Father! Hail, sweet Mother!
  Hail, O Son of God, our Brother!
Let the hosts of heaven adore thee,
  Every spirit bow before thee.

Ps 23:1-10
Domini in templum adventus
Christo apertæ sunt portæ cæli propter carnalem eius assumptionem” (S. Irenæus).
Accépit María benedictiónem a Dómino et misericórdiam a Deo salutári suo, allelúia.
1Dómini est terra et plenitúdo eius,*
  orbis terrárum et qui hábitant in eo.
2Quia ipse super mária fundávit eum*
  et super flúmina firmávit eum.
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.
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.
9Attóllite, portæ, cápita vestra,†
  et elevámini, portæ æternáles,*
  et introíbit rex glóriæ.
10Quis est iste rex glóriæ?*
  Dóminus virtútum ipse est rex glóriæ.
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Accépit María benedictiónem a Dómino et misericórdiam a Deo salutári suo, allelúia.
Psalm 23 (24)
The Lord comes to his temple
The Virgin Mary received blessings from the Lord and reward from the God who saved her. Alleluia.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Virgin Mary received blessings from the Lord and reward from the God who saved her. Alleluia.

Ps 45:2-12
Deus refugium et virtus
Vocabunt nomen eius Emmanuel, quod est interpretatum Nobiscum Deus” (Mt 1, 23).
Sanctificávit tabernáculum suum Altíssimus, allelúia.
2Deus est nobis refúgium et virtus,*
  adiutórium in tribulatiónibus invéntus est nimis.
3Proptérea non timébimus, dum turbábitur terra,*
  et transferéntur montes in cor maris.
4Fremant et intuméscant aquæ eius,*
  conturbéntur montes in elatióne eius.
5Flúminis rivi lætíficant civitátem Dei,*
  sancta tabernácula Altíssimi.
6Deus in médio eius, non commovébitur;*
  adiuvábit eam Deus mane dilúculo.
7Fremuérunt gentes, commóta sunt regna;*
  dedit vocem suam, liquefácta est terra.
8Dóminus virtútum nobíscum,*
  refúgium nobis Deus Iacob.
9Veníte et vidéte ópera Dómini,*
  quæ pósuit prodígia super terram.
Auferet bella usque ad finem terræ,†
  10arcum cónteret et confrínget arma*
  et scuta combúret igne.
11Vacáte et vidéte quóniam ego sum Deus:*
  exaltábor in géntibus et exaltábor in terra.
12Dóminus virtútum nobíscum,*
  refúgium nobis Deus Iacob.
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Sanctificávit tabernáculum suum Altíssimus, allelúia.
Psalm 45 (46)
God, our refuge and our strength
The Most High has made holy the place where he dwells. Alleluia.
The Lord is our refuge and our strength,
  a true help in our troubles.
Therefore we do not fear,
  even when the earth is shaken and mountains fall into the depths of the sea,
the waves roar and foam
  and rise up to shake the mountains.
The streams of the river give joy to the city of God,
  the holy dwelling-place of the Most High.
God is within it, it will not be shaken;
  God will give help as the day dawns.
The nations are in turmoil and kingdoms totter:
  at the sound of his voice, the earth flows like water.
The Lord of strength is with us,
  the God of Jacob is our refuge.
Come and see the works of the Lord,
  who has done wonders on the earth.
He puts an end to wars over all the world:
  he tramples the bow, shatters weapons, and burns the shields with fire.
Stop and see that I am God:
  I will be exalted among the nations, exalted on the earth.
The Lord of strength is with us,
  the God of Jacob is our refuge.
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 Most High has made holy the place where he dwells. Alleluia.

Ps 86:1-7
Ierusalem omnium gentium mater
Illa quæ sursum est Ierusalem, libera est, quæ est mater nostra” (Gal 4, 26).
Gloriósa dicta sunt de te, Virgo María, allelúia.
1Fundaménta eius in móntibus sanctis;†
  2díligit Dóminus portas Sion*
  super ómnia tabernácula Iacob.
3Gloriósa dicta sunt de te,*
  cívitas Dei!
4Memor ero Rahab et Babylónis inter sciéntes me;†
  ecce Philistǽa et Tyrus cum Æthiópia:*
  hi nati sunt illic.
5Et de Sion dicétur: «Hic et ille natus est in ea;*
  et ipse firmávit eam Altíssimus».
6Dóminus réferet in librum populórum:*
  «Hi nati sunt illic».
7Et cantant sicut choros ducéntes:*
  «Omnes fontes mei in te».
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Gloriósa dicta sunt de te, Virgo María, allelúia.
Psalm 86 (87)
Jerusalem, mother of all nations
Of you are told glorious things, O Virgin Mary! Alleluia.
Its foundations are set on the sacred mountains –
  the Lord loves the gates of Zion
  more than all the tents of Jacob.
Glorious things are said of you, city of God!
I shall count Rahab and Babylon among those who acknowledge me.
  The Philistines, Tyrians, Ethiopians –
  all have their birthplace here.
Of Zion it will be said “Here is the birthplace of all people:
  the Most High himself has set it firm.”
The Lord shall write in the book of the nations:
  “Here is their birthplace.”
They will sing as in joyful processions:
  “All my being springs from you.”
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.
Of you are told glorious things, O Virgin Mary! Alleluia.

℣. María conservábat ómnia verba hæc, allelúia.
℟. Cónferens in corde suo, allelúia.
Mary stored up all these words, alleluia,
and pondered them in her heart. Alleluia.

Lectio prior
De libro Apocalýpsis beáti Ioánnis apóstoli 11, 19—12, 17
Prœlium Michaelis cum dracone
In diébus illis: 11,19Apértum est templum Dei in cælo, et visa est arca testaménti eius in templo eius; et facta sunt fúlgura et voces et terræmótus et grando magna.
  12,1Et signum magnum appáruit in cælo: múlier amícta sole, et luna sub pédibus eius, et super caput eius coróna stellárum duódecim; 2et in útero habens, et clamat partúriens et cruciátur, ut páriat. 3Et visum est áliud signum in cælo: et ecce draco rufus magnus, habens cápita septem et córnua decem, et super cápita sua septem diadémata; 4et cauda eius trahit tértiam partem stellárum cæli et misit eas in terram. Et draco stetit ante mulíerem, quæ erat paritúra, ut, cum peperísset, fílium eius devoráret. 5Et péperit fílium, másculum, qui rectúrus est omnes gentes in virga férrea; et raptus est fílius eius ad Deum et ad thronum eius. 6Et múlier fugit in desértum, ubi habet locum parátum a Deo, ut ibi pascant illam diébus mille ducéntis sexagínta.
  7Et factum est prœ́lium in cælo, Míchael et ángeli eius, ut prœliaréntur cum dracóne. Et draco pugnávit et ángeli eius, 8et non váluit, neque locus invéntus est eórum ámplius in cælo. 9Et proiéctus est draco ille magnus, serpens antíquus, qui vocátur Diábolus et Sátanas, qui sedúcit univérsum orbem; proiéctus est in terram, et ángeli eius cum illo proiécti sunt. 10Et audívi vocem magnam in cælo dicéntem:
  «Nunc facta est salus et virtus et regnum Dei nostri
  et potéstas Christi eius,
  quia proiéctus est accusátor fratrum nostrórum,
  qui accusábat illos ante conspéctum Dei nostri die ac nocte.
  11Et ipsi vicérunt illum propter sánguinem Agni
  et propter verbum testimónii sui;
  et non dilexérunt ánimam suam
  usque ad mortem.
  12Proptérea lætámini, cæli
  et qui habitátis in eis.
  Væ terræ et mari, quia descéndit Diábolus ad vos habens iram magnam, sciens quod módicum tempus habet!».
  13Et postquam vidit draco quod proiéctus est in terram, persecútus est mulíerem, quæ péperit másculum. 14Et datæ sunt mulíeri duæ alæ áquilæ magnæ, ut voláret in desértum in locum suum, ubi álitur per tempus et témpora et dimídium témporis a fácie serpéntis. 15Et misit serpens ex ore suo post mulíerem aquam tamquam flumen, ut eam fáceret trahi a flúmine. 16Et adiúvit terra mulíerem, et apéruit terra os suum et absórbuit flumen, quod misit draco de ore suo.
  17Et irátus est draco in mulíerem et ábiit fácere prœ́lium cum réliquis de sémine eius, qui custódiunt mandáta Dei et habent testimónium Iesu.
First Reading
Apocalypse 11:19-12:17 ©
Then the sanctuary of God in heaven opened and the ark of the covenant could be seen inside it. Then came flashes of lightning, peals of thunder and an earthquake, and violent hail.
  Now a great sign appeared in heaven: a woman, adorned with the sun, standing on the moon, and with the twelve stars on her head for a crown. She was pregnant, and in labour, crying aloud in the pangs of childbirth. Then a second sign appeared in the sky, a huge red dragon which had seven heads and ten horns, and each of the seven heads crowned with a coronet. Its tail dragged a third of the stars from the sky and dropped them to the earth, and the dragon stopped in front of the woman as she was having the child, so that he could eat it as soon as it was born from its mother. The woman brought a male child into the world, the son who was to rule all the nations with an iron sceptre, and the child was taken straight up to God and to his throne, while the woman escaped into the desert, where God had made a place of safety ready, for her to be looked after in the twelve hundred and sixty days.
  And now war broke out in heaven, when Michael with his angels attacked the dragon. The dragon fought back with his angels, but they were defeated and driven out of heaven. The great dragon, the primeval serpent, known as the devil or Satan, who had deceived all the world, was hurled down to the earth and his angels were hurled down with him. Then I heard a voice shout from heaven, ‘Victory and power and empire for ever have been won by our God, and all authority for his Christ, now that the persecutor, who accused our brothers day and night before our God, has been brought down. They have triumphed over him by the blood of the Lamb and by the witness of their martyrdom, because even in the face of death they would not cling to life. Let the heavens rejoice and all who live there; but for you, earth and sea, trouble is coming – because the devil has gone down to you in a rage, knowing that his days are numbered.’
  As soon as the devil found himself thrown down to the earth, he sprang in pursuit of the woman, the mother of the male child, but she was given a huge pair of eagle’s wings to fly away from the serpent into the desert, to the place where she was to be looked after for a year and twice a year and half a year. So the serpent vomited water from his mouth, like a river, after the woman, to sweep her away in the current, but the earth came to her rescue; it opened its mouth and swallowed the river thrown up by the dragon’s jaws. Then the dragon was enraged with the woman and went away to make war on the rest of her children, that is, all who obey God’s commandments and bear witness for Jesus.
Responsorium
1 Cor 15, 54. 57; Ap 12, 1
℟. Cum mortále hoc indúerit immortalitátem, tunc fiet sermo qui scriptus est: Absórpta est mors in victória.* Deo autem grátias, qui dedit nobis victóriam per Dóminum nostrum Iesum Christum, allelúia.
℣. Signum magnum appáruit in cælo: múlier amícta sole, et luna sub pédibus eius, et super caput eius coróna stellárum duódecim.* Deo autem.
Responsory
℟. When this mortal nature has put on immortality, then the words of scripture will come true: Death is swallowed up in victory.* So let us thank God for giving us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ, alleluia.
℣. A great sign appeared in heaven: a woman adorned with the sun, standing on the moon, and with the twelve stars on her head for a crown.* So let us thank God for giving us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ, alleluia.

Lectio altera
Ex Oratiónibus sancti Sophrónii epíscopi (Oratio 2, In sanctissimæ Deiparæ Annuntiatione, 21-22. 26: PG 87, 3, 3242. 3250)
Benedictio Patris per Mariam affulsit hominibus
Ave, grátia plena, Dóminus tecum. Et quid sublímius esse queat hoc gáudio, o Virgo Mater? Seu quid excelléntius esse possit hac grátia, quam tu sola divínitus sortíta es? Aut quid ea iucúndius ac splendídius excogitári potest? Omnia distant a miráculo quod in te cérnitur, ómnia infra grátiam tuam iacent; secúndas tenent ómnia vel probatíssima, et claritáte plane inferióre potiúntur.
  Dóminus tecum; et quisnam tecum conténdere ausit? Deus ex te; ecquis e vestígio tibi non cedat, et non magis tibi primátum præcellentiámque gaudens tríbuat? Proptérea, tuas præ creatúris ómnibus eminéntes prærogatívas íntuens, summis tibi pláusibus acclámo: Ave, grátia plena, Dóminus tecum. Ex te enim gáudium non modo homínibus impertítum est, sed supérnis quoque virtútibus tribúitur.
  Vere benedícta tu in muliéribus, quóniam Evæ maledictiónem in benedictiónem commutásti; quóniam Adam, qui prius iacébat exsecratióne percúlsus, ut per te benedicerétur, effecísti.
  Vere benedícta tu in muliéribus, quóniam benedíctio Patris per te affúlsit homínibus, eósque a vétere maledícto liberávit.
  Vere benedícta tu in muliéribus, quia per te progenitóres tui salútem invéniunt; tu síquidem genitúra es Servatórem, qui divínam ipsis salútem comparábit.
  Vere benedícta tu in muliéribus, quóniam sine sémine eum protulísti fructum, qui benedictiónem terrárum orbi elargítur, ipsúmque a maledictióne spinas germinánte rédimit.
  Vere benedícta tu in muliéribus, quia, múlier naturáli condicióne cum sis, Dei tamen Génetrix reípsa fies. Etenim si qui ex te nascitúrus est, secúndum veritátem, Deus est incarnátus, ipsa iure meritóque díceris Deípara, quippe quæ Deum veríssime paris.
  Tu enim intra sinus tui claustrum Deum ipsum habes, in te secúndum carnem immorántem, et ex te procedéntem véluti sponsum, et gáudium ómnibus comparántem, ac divínum univérsis lumen impertiéntem.
  In te enim, o Virgo, tamquam in puríssimo nitentíque cælo, Deus pósuit tabernáculum suum; et procédet ex te tamquam sponsus a thálamo; ac ímitans cursum gigántis, in vita sua viam curret, vivéntibus salutárem in cunctis futúram, quæque, a summis cælis usque ad summos cælos se proténdens, ómnia divíno calóre atque una simul vivífico splendóre répleat.
Second Reading
A sermon by St Sophronius
Through Mary, the Father's blessing has shone forth on mankind
Hail, full of grace, the Lord is with you. What joy could surpass this, O Virgin Mother? What grace can excel that which God has granted to you alone? What could be imagined more dazzling or more delightful? Before the miracle we witness in you, all else pales; all else is inferior when compared with the grace you have been given. All else, even what is most desirable, must take second place and enjoy a lesser importance.
  The Lord is with you. Who would dare challenge you? You are God’s mother; who would not immediately defer to you and be glad to accord you a greater primacy and honour? For this reason, when I look upon the privilege you have above all creatures, I extol you with the highest praise: Hail, full of grace, the Lord is with you. On your account joy has not only graced men, but is also granted to the powers of heaven.
  Truly, you are blessed among women. For you have changed Eve’s curse into a blessing; and Adam, who hitherto lay under a curse, has been blessed because of you.
  Truly, you are blessed among women. Through you the Father’s blessing has shone forth on mankind, setting them free of their ancient curse.
  Truly, you are blessed among women, because through you your forebears have found salvation. For you were to give birth to the Saviour who was to win them salvation.
  Truly, you are blessed among women, for without seed you have borne, as your fruit, him who bestows blessings on the whole world and redeems it from that curse that made it sprout thorns.
  Truly, you are blessed among women, because, though a woman by nature, you will become, in reality, God’s mother. If he whom you are to bear is truly God made flesh, then rightly do we call you God’s mother. For you have truly given birth to God.
  Enclosed within your womb is God himself. He makes his abode in you and comes forth from you like a bridegroom, winning joy for all and bestowing God’s light on all.
  You, O Virgin, are like a clear and shining sky, in which God has set his tent. From you he comes forth like a bridegroom leaving his chamber. Like a giant running his course, he will run the course of his life which will bring salvation for all who will ever live, and extending from the highest heavens to the end of them, it will fill all things with divine warmth and with life-giving brightness.
Responsorium
℟. Vere benedícta tu in muliéribus, quóniam Evæ maledictiónem in benedictiónem commutásti.* Benedíctio Patris per te affúlsit homínibus, allelúia.
℣. Per te progenitóres tui salútem invéniunt.* Benedíctio.
Responsory
℟. You are truly blessed among women, for you have changed Eve’s condemnation into a blessing;* through you the Father’s favour was bestowed on all mankind, alleluia.
℣. Through you your ancestors find salvation;* through you the Father’s favour was bestowed on all mankind, alleluia.

Hymnus
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.
HymnTe Deum
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, qui, per resurrectiónem Fílii tui Dómini nostri Iesu Christi, mundum lætificáre dignátus es, præsta, quǽsumus, ut, per eius Genetrícem Vírginem Maríam, perpétuæ capiámus gáudia vitæ. Per Dóminum.
  Vel:
  Deus, qui Apóstolis tuis, cum María matre Iesu orántibus, Sanctum dedísti Spíritum, da nobis, ut, ipsa intercedénte, maiestáti tuæ fidéliter servíre et nóminis tui glóriam verbo et exémplo diffúndere valeámus. Per Dóminum.
Let us pray.
Lord God,
as you brought joy to the world through the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
grant that through his Virgin Mother
we may come to the joys of eternal life.
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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