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Monday 7 December 2020    (other days)
Saint Ambrose, Bishop, Doctor 
 on Monday of the 2nd week of Advent

Morning Prayer (Lauds)

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
Fortem piúmque prǽsulem
canámus omnes, túrbidas
qui fluctuántis sǽculi
terris procéllas éxpulit.
Non sceptra concússus timet,
non imperántem féminam,
templóque, clausis póstibus,
arcet cruéntum cǽsarem.
Arcána sacræ páginæ
altus magíster éxplicat;
divína pandens dógmata,
mira nitet facúndia.
Fide ciénte spíritum,
præclára fundit cármina;
fide coǽquans mártyres,
depréndit artus mártyrum.
Iam nunc furéntem tártari
lupum flagéllo súbmove;
sciéntiæ nos lúmine
fove, tuére iúgiter.
Sit Trinitáti glória,
quam, te rogánte próspere,
hymnis in aula cǽlica
laudémus usque in sǽculum. Amen.
Hymn
Who are these like stars appearing,
these, before God’s throne who stand?
Each a golden crown is wearing;
who are all this glorious band?
Alleluia! Hark, they sing,
praising loud their heavenly King.
Who are these of dazzling brightness,
clothed in God’s own righteousness?
These, whose robes of purest whiteness,
shall their lustre still possess,
still untouched by time’s rude hand?
Whence came all this glorious band?
These are they who have contended
for their Saviour’s honour long,
wrestling on till life was ended,
following not the sinful throng;
these who well the fight sustained,
triumph through the Lamb have gained.
These are they whose hearts were riven,
sore with woe and anguish tried,
who in prayer full oft have striven
with the God they glorified;
now, their painful conflict o’er,
God has bid them weep no more.
These, the Almighty contemplating,
did as priests before him stand,
soul and body always waiting
day and night at his command:
now in God’s most holy place
blest they stand before his face.

Ps 41:2-12
Desiderium Domini et templi eius

Qui sitit, veniat; qui vult, accipiat aquam vitæ” (Ap 22, 17).

Quando véniam et apparébo ante fáciem Dómini?
2Quemádmodum desíderat cervus ad fontes aquárum,*
  ita desíderat ánima mea ad te, Deus.
3Sitívit ánima mea ad Deum, Deum vivum;*
  quando véniam et apparébo ante fáciem Dei?
4Fuérunt mihi lácrimæ meæ panis die ac nocte,*
  dum dícitur mihi quotídie: «Ubi est Deus tuus?».
5Hæc recordátus sum et effúdi in me ánimam meam;†
  quóniam transíbam in locum tabernáculi admirábilis*
  usque ad domum Dei,
in voce exsultatiónis et confessiónis,*
  multitúdinis festa celebrántis.
6Quare tristis es, ánima mea,*
  et quare conturbáris in me?
Spera in Deo, quóniam adhuc confitébor illi,*
  salutáre vultus mei et Deus meus.
7In meípso ánima mea contristáta est;†
  proptérea memor ero tui*
  de terra Iordánis et Hermónim, de monte Misar.
8Abýssus abýssum ínvocat in voce cataractárum tuárum;*
  omnes gúrgites tui et fluctus tui super me transiérunt.
9In die mandávit Dóminus misericórdiam suam,†
  et nocte cánticum eius apud me est:*
  orátio ad Deum vitæ meæ.
10Dicam Deo:*
  «Suscéptor meus es.
Quare oblítus es mei,†
  et quare contristátus incédo,*
  dum afflígit me inimícus?».
11Dum confringúntur ossa mea,†
  exprobravérunt mihi, qui tríbulant me,*
  dum dicunt mihi quotídie: «Ubi est Deus tuus?».
12Quare tristis es, ánima mea,*
  et quare conturbáris in me?
Spera in Deo, quóniam adhuc confitébor illi,*
  salutáre vultus mei et Deus meus.
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Quando véniam et apparébo ante fáciem Dómini?

Psalm 41 (42)
Longing for the Lord and his temple

When can I enter and see the face of God?
Like a deer that longs for springs of water,
  so my soul longs for you, O God.
My soul thirsts for God, the living God:
  when shall I come and stand before the face of God?
My tears are my food, by day and by night,
  and everyone asks, “where is your God?”.
I remember how I went up to your glorious dwelling-place
  and into the house of God:
  the memory melts my soul.
The sound of joy and thanksgiving,
  the crowds at the festival.
Why are you so sad, my soul,
  and anxious within me?
Put your hope in the Lord, I will praise him still,
  my saviour and my God.
My soul is sad within me,
  and so I will remember you
  in the lands of Jordan and Hermon,
  on the mountain of Mizar.
Deep calls to deep
  in your rushing waters:
and all your torrents, all your waves
  have flowed over me.
By day the Lord sends his kindness upon me;
  by night his song is with me,
  a prayer to the God of my life.
I will say to God:
  “You are my support, why have you forgotten me?
  Why must I go in mourning, while the enemy persecutes me?.”
As my bones break,
  my persecutors deride me,
  all the time saying “where is your God?.”
Why are you so sad, my soul,
  and anxious within me?
Put your hope in the Lord, I will praise him still,
  my saviour and my God.
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.
When can I enter and see the face of God?

Canticum
Sir 36:1-7,13-16

Supplicatio pro sancta civitate Ierusalem

Hæc est vita æterna, ut cognoscant te solum verum Deum et, quem misisti, Iesum Christum” (Io 17, 3).

Osténde nobis, Dómine, lucem miseratiónum tuárum.
1Miserére nostri, Deus ómnium, et réspice nos*
  et osténde nobis lucem miseratiónum tuárum;
2et immítte timórem tuum super gentes,*
  quæ non exquisiérunt te,
ut cognóscant quia non est Deus nisi tu,*
  et enárrent magnália tua.
3Alleva manum tuam super gentes aliénas,*
  ut vídeant poténtiam tuam.
4Sicut enim in conspéctu eórum sanctificátus es in nobis,*
  sic in conspéctu nostro magnificáberis in eis,
5ut cognóscant, sicut et nos cognóvimus,*
  quóniam non est Deus præter te, Dómine.
6Innova signa et ítera mirabília,*
  7glorífica manum et firma bráchium dextrum.
13Cóngrega omnes tribus Iacob,*
  et hereditábis eos sicut ab inítio.
14Miserére plebi tuæ, super quam invocátum est nomen tuum,*
  et Israel, quem coæquásti primogénito tuo.
15Miserére civitáti sanctificatiónis tuæ,*
  Ierúsalem, loco requiéi tuæ.
16Reple Sion maiestáte tua*
  et glória tua templum tuum.
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Osténde nobis, Dómine, lucem miseratiónum tuárum.
Canticle
Ecclesiasticus 36

A prayer for Jerusalem, the holy city

Show us, Lord, the light of your mercy.
God of all, have mercy on us, take notice of us,
  and show us the light of your mercies.
Make the nations fear you, who have not sought you out,
  make them know that there is no God except you,
  let them tell of your wonders.
Lift up your hand over foreign nations, that they may see your power –
  for just as in their sight you have been sanctified in us,
  so in our sight you will be magnified in them.
Lift up your hand so that they may know, as we know,
  that there is no God but you, Lord.
Bring forth new signs and repeat your wonders;
  glorify your hand, show the strength of your arm.
Gather together all the tribes of Jacob,
  give them back the inheritance they had from the beginning.
Take pity on your people, over whom we invoke your name,
  and on Israel, whom you have made equal to your firstborn.
Take pity on the city you have sanctified,
  Jerusalem, the place of your rest.
Fill Zion with your majesty;
  fill your temple with your 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.
Show us, Lord, the light of your mercy.

Ps 18:2-7
Laus Domini rerum conditoris

Visitavit nos Oriens ex alto... ad dirigendos pedes nostros in viam pacis” (Lc 1, 78. 79).

Benedíctus es, Dómine, in firmaménto cæli.
2Cæli enárrant glóriam Dei, *
  et ópera mánuum eius annúntiat firmaméntum.
3Dies diéi erúctat verbum, *
  et nox nocti índicat sciéntiam.
4Non sunt loquélæ neque sermónes, *
  quorum non intellegántur voces:
5in omnem terram exívit sonus eórum, *
  et in fines orbis terræ verba eórum.
6Soli pósuit tabernáculum in eis, †
  et ipse tamquam sponsus procédens de thálamo suo, *
  exsultávit ut gigas ad curréndam viam.
7A fínibus cælórum egréssio eius, †
  et occúrsus eius usque ad fines eórum, *
  nec est quod se abscóndat a calóre eius.
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Benedíctus es, Dómine, in firmaménto cæli.

Psalm 18 (19)
Praise of God the creator

Blessed are you, Lord, in the vault of heaven.
The skies tell the story of the glory of God,
  the firmament proclaims the work of his hands;
day pours out the news to day,
  night passes to night the knowledge.
Not a speech, not a word,
  not a voice goes unheard.
Their sound is spread throughout the earth,
  their message to all the corners of the world.
At the ends of the earth he has set up
  a dwelling place for the sun.
Like a bridegroom leaving his chamber,
  it rejoices like an athlete at the race to be run.
It appears at the edge of the sky,
  runs its course to the sky’s furthest edge.
Nothing can hide from its heat.
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.
Blessed are you, Lord, in the vault of heaven.

Lectio brevisSap 7:13-14
Sapiéntiam sine fictióne dídici et sine invídia commúnico; divítias illíus non abscóndo. Infinítus enim thesáurus est homínibus; quem qui acquisiérunt, ad amicítiam in Deum se paravérunt propter disciplínæ dona commendáti.
Short ReadingWisdom 7:13-14 ©
What I learned without self-interest, I pass on without reserve; I do not intend to hide her riches. For she is an inexhaustible treasure to men, and those who acquire her win God’s friendship, commended as they are to him by the benefits of her teaching.

Responsorium breve
℣. Sapiéntiam sanctórum* Narrent pópuli. Sapiéntiam.
℟. Et laudes eórum núntiet Ecclésia.* Narrent pópuli. Glória Patri. Sapiéntiam.
Short Responsory
The people tell about the wisdom of the saints.
The people tell about the wisdom of the saints.
The Church sings their praises.
The people tell about the wisdom of the saints.
Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit.
The people tell about the wisdom of the saints.

Canticum

De Messia eiusque præcursore

Qui docti fúerint, fulgébunt quasi splendor firmaménti et, qui ad iustítiam erúdiunt multos, quasi stellæ in perpétuas æternitátes.
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.
Qui docti fúerint, fulgébunt quasi splendor firmaménti et, qui ad iustítiam erúdiunt multos, quasi stellæ in perpétuas æternitátes.
CanticleBenedictus

The Messiah and his forerunner

The learned will shine as brightly as the vault of heaven, and those who have instructed many in virtue will shine like stars for all eternity.
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.
The learned will shine as brightly as the vault of heaven, and those who have instructed many in virtue will shine like stars for all eternity.

Preces
Christo, bono pastóri, qui pro suis óvibus ánimam pósuit, laudes grati exsolvámus et supplicémus, dicéntes:
Pasce pópulum tuum, Dómine.
Christe, qui in sanctis pastóribus misericórdiam et dilectiónem tuam dignátus es osténdere,
  numquam désinas per eos nobíscum misericórditer ágere.
Pasce pópulum tuum, Dómine.
Qui múnere pastóris animárum fungi per tuos vicários pergis,
  ne destíteris nos ipse per rectóres nostros dirígere.
Pasce pópulum tuum, Dómine.
Qui in sanctis tuis, populórum dúcibus, córporum animarúmque médicus exstitísti,
  numquam cesses ministérium in nos vitæ et sanctitátis perágere.
Pasce pópulum tuum, Dómine.
Qui, prudéntia et caritáte sanctórum, tuum gregem erudísti,
  nos in sanctitáte iúgiter per pastóres nostros ædífica.
Pasce pópulum tuum, Dómine.
Prayers and intercessions
Christ, the good shepherd, laid down his life for his sheep. Let us praise him with grateful hearts, as we pray:
Lord, nourish the lives of your people.
Christ our Lord, in the holy pastors you reveal your love for us;
  may we never be deprived of the care you show through them.
Lord, nourish the lives of your people.
Through your sacred ministers you are present in our midst as the shepherd of our souls;
  never cease to guide us through their teaching and encouragement.
Lord, nourish the lives of your people.
In the saints who lead your people, you manifest your power of healing souls and bodies;
  remain always with us to renew our lives in holiness.
Lord, nourish the lives of your people.
By the example of the saints you instruct your faithful in the ways of wisdom and love;
  through our pastors, help us grow to the full stature of perfection.
Lord, nourish the lives of your people.

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.

Deus, qui beátum Ambrósium, epíscopum, cathólicæ fídei doctórem et apostólicæ fortitúdinis exémplum effecísti, éxcita in Ecclésia tua viros secúndum cor tuum, qui eam fórtiter et sapiénter gubérnent.
Per Dóminum nostrum Iesum Christum, Fílium tuum,
qui tecum vivit et regnat in unitáte Spíritus Sancti, Deus,
per ómnia sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Lord God, you made Saint Ambrose
  a teacher of the Catholic faith
  and a pattern of apostolic fortitude.
Raise up in the church today
  men after your own heart
  to lead your people with wisdom and strength.
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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