Sunday 19 November 2017    (other days)
33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time 

Office of Readings

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

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.
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.

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.
Be thou my vision, O Lord of my heart,
Be all else but naught to me, save that thou art;
Be thou my best thought in the day and the night,
Both waking and sleeping, thy presence my light.
Be thou my wisdom, be thou my true word,
Be thou ever with me, and I with thee Lord;
Be thou my great Father, and I thy true son;
Be thou in me dwelling, and I with thee one.
Be thou my breastplate, my sword for the fight;
Be thou my whole armour, be thou my true might;
Be thou my soul’s shelter, be thou my strong tower:
O raise thou me heavenward, great Power of my power.
Riches I heed not, nor man’s empty praise:
Be thou mine inheritance now and always;
Be thou and thou only the first in my heart;
O Sovereign of Heaven, my treasure thou art.
High King of Heaven, thou Heaven’s bright sun,
O grant me its joys after victory is won!
Great heart of my own heart, whatever befall,
Still be my vision, O Ruler of all.

Ps 1:1-6
De duabus hominum viis

Beati qui, sperantes in crucem, in aquam descenderunt” (Ex auctore quodam II sæculi).

Lignum vitæ in cruce Dómini manifestátum est.
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.
Lignum vitæ in cruce Dómini manifestátum est.
Psalm 1
The two paths
The cross of the Lord is become the tree of life for us.
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.
The cross of the Lord is become the tree of life for us.

Ps 2:1-12
Messias rex et victor

Convenerunt vere adversus puerum tuum Iesum, quem unxisti” (Act 4, 27).

Ego constítui Regem meum super Sion.
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.
Ego constítui Regem meum super Sion.
Psalm 2
The Messiah, king and victor
It is I who have set up my king on Sion.
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.
It is I who have set up my king on Sion.

Ps 3:2-9
Dominus protector meus

Dormivit et somnum cepit et resurrexit, quoniam Dominus suscepit eum” (S. Irenæus).

Tu, Dómine, protéctor meus et exáltans caput meum.
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.
Tu, Dómine, protéctor meus et exáltans caput meum.
Psalm 3
The Lord is my protector
You, Lord, are my salvation and my glory: you lift up my head.
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.
You, Lord, are my salvation and my glory: you lift up my head.

℣. Verbum Christi hábitet in vobis abundánter.
℟. In omni sapiéntia commonéntes vosmetípsos.
May the word of the Lord find a true home in you.
Teach and advise one another in all wisdom.

Lectio prior
De libro Ioélis prophétæ 2, 21 — 3, 5
De novissimis temporibus
Hæc dicit Dóminus:
2,21«Noli timére, terra;
exsúlta et lætáre,
quóniam magna Dóminus operátus est.
22Nolíte timére, animália regiónis,
quia germinavérunt páscua desérti,
quia lignum áttulit fructum suum,
ficus et vínea dedérunt divítias suas.
23Et, fílii Sion, exsultáte
et lætámini in Dómino Deo vestro,
quia dedit vobis
plúviam iustítiæ
et descéndere fecit ad vos
imbrem matutínum et serótinum sicut prius.
24Et implebúntur áreæ fruménto,
et redundábunt torculária vino et óleo;
25et reddam vobis annos,
quos comédit locústa, bruchus
et gryllos et erúca,
exércitus meus magnus,
quem misi in vos.
26Et comedétis vescéntes et saturabímini
et laudábitis nomen Dómini Dei vestri,
qui mirabília fecit vobíscum;
et non confundétur pópulus meus in sempitérnum.
27Et sciétis quia in médio Israel ego sum,
et ego Dóminus Deus vester,
et non est ámplius;
et non confundétur pópulus meus in ætérnum».
3,1Et erit post hæc:
effúndam spíritum meum super omnem carnem,
et prophetábunt fílii vestri et fíliæ vestræ,
senes vestri sómnia somniábunt,
et iúvenes vestri visiónes vidébunt;
2sed et super servos meos et ancíllas
in diébus illis effúndam spíritum meum.
3Et dabo prodígia in cælo et in terra,
sánguinem et ignem et colúmnas fumi;
4sol convertétur in ténebras
et luna in sánguinem,
ántequam véniat dies Dómini
magnus et horríbilis.
5Et erit:
omnis, qui invocáverit nomen Dómini, salvus erit,
quia in monte Sion et in Ierúsalem
erit salvátio, sicut dixit Dóminus,
et in resíduis, quos Dóminus vocáverit.
First ReadingJoel 2:21-32 ©
O soil, do not be afraid;
be glad, rejoice,
for the Lord has done great things.
Beasts of the field, do not be afraid;
the pastures on the heath are green again,
the trees bear fruit,
vine and fig tree yield abundantly.
Sons of Zion, be glad,
rejoice in the Lord your God;
for he has given you
the autumn rain, since he is just,
and has poured the rains down for you,
the autumn and spring rain as before.
The threshing-floors will be full of grain,
the vats overflow with wine and oil.
‘I will make up to you for the years
devoured by grown locust and hopper
by shearer and young locust,
my great army
which I sent to invade you.’
You will eat to your heart’s content, will eat your fill,
and praise the name of the Lord your God
who has treated you so wonderfully.
(My people will not be disappointed any more.)
And you will know that I am in the midst of Israel,
that I am the Lord your God, with none to equal me.
My people will not be disappointed any more.
‘After this
I will pour out my spirit on all mankind.
Your sons and daughters shall prophesy,
your old men shall dream dreams,
and your young men see visions.
Even on the slaves, men and women,
will I pour out my spirit in those days.
I will display portents in heaven and on earth,
blood and fire and columns of smoke.’
The sun will be turned into darkness,
and the moon into blood,
before the day of the Lord dawns,
that great and terrible day.
All who call on the name of the Lord will be saved,
for on Mount Zion there will be some who have escaped,
as the Lord has said,
and in Jerusalem some survivors whom the Lord will call.
Lc 21, 25 a. 31; Mc 13, 33
℟. Erunt signa in sole et luna et stellis et super terram pressúra géntium.* Cum vidéritis hæc fíeri, scitóte quóniam prope est regnum Dei.
℣. Vidéte, vigiláte; nescítis enim quando tempus sit.* Cum vidéritis.
℟. There will be signs in sun and moon and stars, and on earth nations in despair.* When you see this happen, you will know that the kingdom of God is near at hand.
℣. Watch and pray, for you do not know when that time will come.* When you see this happen, you will know that the kingdom of God is near at hand.

Lectio altera
Ex Enarratiónibus sancti Augustíni epíscopi in Psalmos (Ps 95, 14. 15:CCL 39, 1351-1353)
Non resistamus primo adventui, ut non expavescamus secundum
Tunc exsultábunt ómnia ligna silvárum ante fáciem Dómini, quóniam venit, quóniam venit iudicáre terram. Primo venit, et póstea ventúrus est. Hæc primo vox ipsíus sónuit in Evangélio: Amodo vidébitis Fílium hóminis veniéntem in núbibus. Quid est: Amodo? Nonne Dóminus póstea ventúrus est, quando se plangent omnes tribus terræ? Prius venit in prædicatóribus suis, et implévit totum orbem terrárum. Non resistámus primo advéntui, ut non expavescámus secúndum.
  Quid ergo debet fácere christiánus? Uti mundo non servíre mundo. Quid est hoc? Habéntes tamquam non habéntes. Sic dicit Apóstolus: De cétero fratres, tempus breve est: réliquum est ut et hi qui habent uxóres, tamquam non habéntes sint; et qui flent, tamquam non flentes; et qui gaudent, tamquam non gaudéntes; et qui emunt, quasi non tenéntes; et qui utúntur hoc mundo, tamquam non uténtes: prǽterit enim figúra huius mundi. Volo vos sine sollicitúdine esse. Qui sine sollicitúdine est, secúrus exspéctat quando véniat Dóminus ipsíus. Nam qualis amor est Christi, timére ne véniat? Fratres, non erubéscimus? Amámus, et timémus ne véniat. Certe amámus? an peccáta nostra plus amámus? Ergo ipsa odérimus peccáta, et amémus eum qui ventúrus est ad puniénda peccáta. Véniet, velímus, nolímus; non enim quia modo non venit, ídeo ventúrus non est. Véniet, et quando nescis; et si parátum te invénerit, nihil tibi obest quia nescis.
  Et exsultábunt ómnia ligna silvárum. Venit primo, et póstea iudicáre terram: exsultántes invéniet eos, qui primo eius advéntui credidérunt, quóniam venit.
  Iudicábit orbem terrárum in æquitáte et pópulos in veritáte sua. Quæ est ǽquitas et véritas? Congregábit secum eléctos suos ad iudicándum, céteros autem separábit ab ínvicem; positúrus est enim álios ad déxteram, álios ad sinístram. Quid autem ǽquius, quid vérius, quam ut non exspéctent misericórdiam de iúdice, qui noluérunt fácere misericórdiam, ántequam veníret iudex? Qui autem voluérunt fácere misericórdiam, cum misericórdia iudicabúntur. Dicétur enim eis ad déxteram pósitis: Veníte, benedícti Patris mei, percípite regnum quod vobis parátum est ab orígine mundi. Et ímputat ópera misericórdiæ: Esurívi enim, et dedístis mihi manducáre; sitívi et potástis me, et cétera.
  Rursus ad sinístram pósitis quid imputátur? Quia noluérunt fácere misericórdiam. Et quo ibunt? Ite in ignem ætérnum. Iste audítus malus magnum gémitum fáciet. Sed quid dixit álius psalmus? In memória ætérna erit iustus; ab audítu malo non timébit. Quid est, audítus malus? Ite in ignem ætérnum, qui parátus est diábolo et ángelis eius. Qui gaudébit ad audítum bonum, non timébit ab audítu malo. Hæc est ǽquitas, hæc véritas.
  An quia tu iniústus es, iustus non erit iudex? aut quia tu mendax es, verax non erit véritas? Sed si vis habére misericórdem, esto miséricors ántequam véniat: dimítte si quid in te commíssum est, da ex eo quo abúndas. Ex de cuius das, nisi de illíus? Si de tuo dares, largítio esset; cum de illíus das, reddítio est. Quid enim habes, quod non accepísti? Hæ sunt hóstiæ Deo gratíssimæ: misericórdia, humílitas, conféssio, pax, cáritas. Has apportémus, et secúri exspectábimus advéntum iúdicis, qui iudicábit orbem terrárum in æquitáte et pópulos in veritáte sua.
Second Reading
A commentary of St Augustine on Psalm 95
Let us not resist the first advent, and the second will not terrify us
Then all the trees of the forest will exult before the face of the Lord, for he has come, he has come to judge the earth. He has come the first time, and he will come again. At his first coming, his own voice declared in the gospel: Hereafter you shall see the Son of Man coming upon the clouds. What does he mean by hereafter? Does he not mean that the Lord will come at a future time when all the nations of the earth will be striking their breasts in grief? Previously he came through his preachers, and he filled the whole world. Let us not resist his first coming, so that we may not dread the second.
  What then should the Christian do? He ought to use the world, not become its slave. And what does this mean? It means having, as though not having. So says the Apostle: My brethren, the appointed time is short: from now on let those who have wives live as though they had none; and those who mourn as though they were not mourning; and those who rejoice as though they were not rejoicing; and those who buy as though they had no goods; and those who deal with this world as though they had no dealings with it. For the form of this world is passing away. But I wish you to be without anxiety. He who is without anxiety waits without fear until his Lord comes. For what sort of love of Christ is it to fear his coming? Brothers, do we not have to blush for shame? We love him, yet we fear his coming. Are we really certain that we love him? Or do we love our sins more? Therefore let us hate our sins and love him who will exact punishment for them. He will come whether we wish it or not. Do not think that because he is not coming just now, he will not come at all. He will come, you know not when; and provided he finds you prepared, your ignorance of the time of his coming will not be held against you.
  All the trees of the forest will exult. He has come the first time, and he will come again to judge the earth; he will find those rejoicing who believed in his first coming, for he has come.
  He will judge the world with equity and the peoples in his truth. What are equity and truth? He will gather together with him for the judgement his chosen ones, but the others he will set apart; for he will place some on his right, others on his left. What is more equitable, what more true than that they should not themselves expect mercy from the judge, who themselves were unwilling to show mercy before the judge’s coming. Those, however, who were willing to show mercy will be judged with mercy. For it will be said to those placed on his right: Come, blessed of my Father, take possession of the kingdom which has been prepared for you from the beginning of the world. And he reckons to their account their works of mercy: For I was hungry and you gave me food to eat; I was thirsty and you gave me drink.
  What is imputed to those placed on his left side? That they refused to show mercy. And where will they go? Depart into the everlasting fire. The hearing of this condemnation will cause much wailing. But what has another psalm said? The just man will be held in everlasting remembrance; he will not fear the evil report. What is the evil report? Depart into the everlasting fire, which was prepared for the devil and his angels. Whoever rejoices to hear the good report will not fear the bad. This is equity, this is truth.
  Or do you, because you are unjust, expect the judge not to be just? Or because you are a liar, will the truthful one not be true? Rather, if you wish to receive mercy, be merciful before he comes; forgive whatever has been done against you; give of your abundance. Of whose possessions do you give, if not from his? If you were to give of your own, it would be largess; but since you give of his, it is restitution. For what do you have, that you have not received? These are the sacrifices most pleasing to God: mercy, humility, praise, peace, charity. Such as these, then, let us bring and, free from fear, we shall await the coming of the judge who will judge the world in equity and the peoples in his truth.
Mt 16, 27; Ps 95 (96), 13 b
℟. Fílius hóminis ventúrus est in glória Patris sui, cum ángelis suis;* Et tunc reddet unicuíque secúndum opus eius.
℣. Iudicábit orbem terræ in iustítia et pópulos in veritáte sua.* Et tunc.
℟. The Son of Man will come with his angels in the glory of his Father;* he will repay every man according to his deeds.
℣. He will judge the world with righteousness, and the peoples with his truth;* he will repay every man according to his deeds.

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.

  Da nobis, quǽsumus, Dómine Deus noster, in tua semper devotióne gaudére, quia perpétua est et plena felícitas, si bonórum ómnium iúgiter serviámus auctóri.
Per Dóminum nostrum Iesum Christum, Fílium tuum,
qui tecum vivit et regnat in unitáte Spíritus Sancti, Deus,
per ómnia sǽcula sæculórum.
Let us pray.
Lord our God,
  give us grace to serve you always with joy,
because our full and lasting happiness
  is to make of our lives
  a constant service to the Author of all that is good.
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.

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

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