Universalis
Sunday 29 January 2023    (other days)
4th Sunday in Ordinary Time 

Using calendar: Europe. You can choose a country.

Office of Readings

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 66 (67)

Notum sit vobis quoniam gentibus missum est hoc salutare Dei” (Act 28, 28).

Pópulus Dómini et oves páscuæ eius, veníte adorémus eum, allelúia.
(repeat antiphon*)
2Deus misereátur nostri et benedícat nobis;*
  illúminet vultum suum super nos,
3ut cognoscátur in terra via tua,*
  in ómnibus géntibus salutáre tuum.
  (repeat antiphon*)
4Confiteántur tibi pópuli, Deus;*
  confiteántur tibi pópuli omnes.
5Læténtur et exsúltent gentes,†
  quóniam iúdicas pópulos in æquitáte*
  et gentes in terra dírigis.
  (repeat antiphon*)
6Confiteántur tibi pópuli, Deus,*
  confiteántur tibi pópuli omnes.
7Terra dedit fructum suum;*
  benedícat nos Deus, Deus noster,
8benedícat nos Deus,*
  et métuant eum omnes fines terræ.
  (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 66 (67)
We are the people of the Lord, the flock that is led by his hand: come, let us adore him, alleluia.
(repeat antiphon*)
O God, take pity on us and bless us,
  and let your face shine upon us,
so that your ways may be known across the world,
  and all nations learn of your salvation.
  (repeat antiphon*)
Let the peoples praise you, O God,
  let all the peoples praise you.
Let the nations be glad and rejoice,
  for you judge the peoples with fairness
  and you guide the nations of the earth.
  (repeat antiphon*)
Let the peoples praise you, O God,
  let all the peoples praise you.
The earth has produced its harvest:
  may God, our God, bless us.
May God bless us,
  may the whole world revere him.
  (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
Médiæ noctis tempus est;
prophética vox ádmonet
dicámus laudes ut Deo
Patri semper ac Fílio,
Sancto quoque Spirítui:
perfécta enim Trínitas
uníusque substántiæ
laudánda nobis semper est.
Terrórem tempus hoc habet,
quo, cum vastátor ángelus
Ægýpto mortem íntulit,
delévit primogénita.
Hæc iustis hora salus est,
quos tunc ibídem ángelus
ausus puníre non erat,
signum formídans sánguinis.
Ægýptus flebat fórtiter
tantórum diro fúnere;
solus gaudébat Israel
agni protéctus sánguine.
Nos verus Israel sumus:
lætámur in te, Dómine,
hostem spernéntes et malum,
Christi defénsi sánguine.
Dignos nos fac, rex óptime,
futúri regni glória,
ut mereámur láudibus
ætérnis te concínere. Amen.
Hymn
All creatures of our God and king,
Lift up your voice and with us sing:
  Alleluia! alleluia!
Thou burning sun with golden beam,
Thou silver moon with softer gleam:
  O praise him, O praise him!
  Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!
Thou rushing wind that art so strong,
Ye clouds that sail in heaven along,
  O praise him, alleluia!
Thou rising morn, in praise rejoice,
Ye lights of evening, find a voice:
  O praise him, O praise him!
  Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!
Thou flowing water pure and clear,
Make music for thy Lord to hear:
  Alleluia! alleluia!
Thou fire so masterful and bright,
That givest man both warmth and light:
  O praise him, O praise him!
  Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!
And all ye men of tender heart,
Forgiving others, take your part:
  O sing ye, alleluia!
Ye who long pain and sorrow bear,
Praise God and on him cast your care:
  O praise him, O praise him!
  Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

Ps 23:1-10
Domini in templum adventus

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

Quis ascéndet in montem Dómini aut quis stabit in loco sancto eius?
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.
Quis ascéndet in montem Dómini aut quis stabit in loco sancto eius?

Psalm 23 (24)
The Lord comes to his temple

Who shall climb the mountain of the Lord? Who shall stand in his holy place?
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.
Who shall climb the mountain of the Lord? Who shall stand in his holy place?

Ps 65:1-12
Hymnus ad sacrificium gratiarum actionis

De resurrectione Domini et conversione gentium” (Hesychius).

Benedícite, gentes, Deum nostrum, qui pósuit ánimam nostram ad vitam, allelúia.
1Iubiláte Deo, omnis terra,†
  2psalmum dícite glóriæ nóminis eius,*
  glorificáte laudem eius.
3Dícite Deo: «Quam terribília sunt ópera tua.*
  Præ multitúdine virtútis tuæ blandiéntur tibi inimíci tui.
4Omnis terra adóret te et psallat tibi,*
  psalmum dicat nómini tuo».
5Veníte et vidéte ópera Dei,*
  terríbilis in adinventiónibus super fílios hóminum.
6Convértit mare in áridam,†
  et in flúmine pertransíbunt pede;*
  ibi lætábimur in ipso.
7Qui dominátur in virtúte sua in ætérnum,†
  óculi eius super gentes respíciunt;*
  rebélles non exalténtur in semetípsis.
8Benedícite, gentes, Deum nostrum,*
  et audítam fácite vocem laudis eius;
9qui pósuit ánimam nostram ad vitam*
  et non dedit in commotiónem pedes nostros.
10Quóniam probásti nos, Deus;*
  igne nos examinásti, sicut examinátur argéntum.
11Induxísti nos in láqueum,*
  posuísti tribulatiónes in dorso nostro.
12Imposuísti hómines super cápita nostra,†
  transívimus per ignem et aquam,*
  et eduxísti nos in refrigérium.
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Benedícite, gentes, Deum nostrum, qui pósuit ánimam nostram ad vitam, allelúia.

Psalm 65 (66)
Hymn for a sacrifice of thanksgiving

All peoples, bless our God, who gave life to our souls, alleluia.
Cry out to God, all the earth,
  sing psalms to the glory of his name,
  give him all glory and praise.
Say to God, “How tremendous your works!
  Faced with the greatness of your power
  your enemies dwindle away.
Let all the earth worship you and sing your praises,
  sing psalms to your name.”
Come and see the works of God,
  be awed by what he has done for the children of men.
He turned the sea into dry land,
  and they crossed the waters on foot:
  therefore will we rejoice in him.
In his might he will rule for all time,
  his eyes keep watch on the nations:
  no rebellion will ever succeed.
Bless our God, you nations,
  and let the sound of your praises be heard.
Praise him who brought us to life,
  and saved us from stumbling.
For you have tested us, O Lord,
  you have tried us by fire, as silver is tried.
You led us into the trap,
  heaped tribulations upon us.
You set other men to rule over us –
  but we passed through fire and water,
  and you led us out to our rest.
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.
All peoples, bless our God, who gave life to our souls, alleluia.

Ps 65:13-20

Audíte omnes, qui timétis Deum, quanta fecit ánimæ meæ, allelúia.
13Introíbo in domum tuam in holocáustis;*
  reddam tibi vota mea,
14quæ protulérunt lábia mea,*
  et locútum est os meum in tribulatióne mea.
15Holocáusta medulláta ófferam tibi cum incénso aríetum,*
  ófferam tibi boves cum hircis.
16Veníte, audíte,†
  et narrábo, omnes, qui timétis Deum,*
  quanta fecit ánimæ meæ.
17Ad ipsum ore meo clamávi*
  et exaltávi in lingua mea.
18Iniquitátem si aspéxi in corde meo,*
  non exáudiet Dóminus.
19Proptérea exaudívit Deus,*
  atténdit voci deprecatiónis meæ.
20Benedíctus Deus, qui non amóvit oratiónem meam*
  et misericórdiam suam a me.
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Audíte omnes, qui timétis Deum, quanta fecit ánimæ meæ, allelúia.

Psalm 65 (66)

Come and hear, all who fear God. I will tell what he did for my soul, alleluia.
I shall enter your house with burnt-offerings.
  I shall fulfil my vows to you,
the vows that I made with my lips,
  the vows that I uttered in my troubles.
I shall offer you rich burnt-offerings,
  the smoke of the flesh of rams;
  I shall offer you cattle and goats.
Draw near and listen, you who fear the Lord,
  and I will tell all that he has done for me.
I cried out aloud to him,
  and his praise was on my tongue.
If I looked upon sin in the depths of my heart,
  the Lord would not hear me –
but the Lord has listened,
  he has heard the cry of my appeal.
Blessed be God, who has not spurned my prayer,
  who has not kept his mercy from me.
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.
Come and hear, all who fear God. I will tell what he did for my soul, alleluia.

℣. Vivus est sermo Dei et éfficax.
℟. Et penetrabílior omni gládio ancípiti.
℣. The word of God is something alive and active.
℟. It cuts more finely than any double-edged sword.

Lectio prior
Incipit Epístola prima beáti Pauli apóstoli ad Thessalonicénses 1, 1—2, 12

Pauli necessitudo cum Ecclesia Thessalonicensium

1,1Paulus et Silvánus et Timótheus ecclésiæ Thessalonicénsium in Deo Patre et Dómino Iesu Christo: grátia vobis et pax.
  2Grátias ágimus Deo semper pro ómnibus vobis, memóriam faciéntes in oratiónibus nostris, sine intermissióne 3mémores óperis fídei vestræ et labóris caritátis et sustinéntiæ spei Dómini nostri Iesu Christi ante Deum et Patrem nostrum, 4sciéntes, fratres, dilécti a Deo, electiónem vestram,5quia evangélium nostrum non fuit ad vos in sermóne tantum, sed et in virtúte et in Spíritu Sancto et in plenitúdine multa, sicut scitis quales fuérimus vobis propter vos.
  6Et vos imitatóres nostri facti estis et Dómini, excipiéntes verbum in tribulatióne multa cum gáudio Spíritus Sancti, 7ita ut facti sitis forma ómnibus credéntibus in Macedónia et in Acháia. 8A vobis enim diffamátus est sermo Dómini non solum in Macedónia et in Acháia, sed in omni loco fides vestra, quæ est ad Deum, profécta est, ita ut non sit nobis necésse quidquam loqui; 9ipsi enim de nobis annúntiant qualem intróitum habuérimus ad vos, et quómodo convérsi estis ad Deum a simulácris servíre Deo vivo et vero 10et exspectáre Fílium eius de cælis, quem suscitávit ex mórtuis, Iesum, qui éripit nos ab ira ventúra.
  2,1Nam ipsi scitis, fratres, intróitum nostrum ad vos quia non inánis fuit, 2sed ante passi et contuméliis affécti, sicut scitis, in Philíppis, fidúciam habúimus in Deo nostro loqui ad vos evangélium Dei in multa sollicitúdine. 3Exhortátio enim nostra non ex erróre neque ex immundítia neque in dolo, 4sed sicut probáti sumus a Deo, ut crederétur nobis evangélium, ita lóquimur non quasi homínibus placéntes, sed Deo, qui probat corda nostra. 5Neque enim aliquándo fúimus in sermóne adulatiónis, sicut scitis, neque sub prætéxtu avarítiæ, Deus testis, 6nec quæréntes ab homínibus glóriam, neque a vobis neque ab áliis, 7cum possémus óneri esse ut Christi apóstoli, sed facti sumus párvuli in médio vestrum, tamquam si nutrix fóveat fílios suos, 8ita desiderántes vos, cúpide volebámus trádere vobis non solum evangélium Dei, sed étiam ánimas nostras, quóniam caríssimi nobis facti estis. 9Mémores enim estis, fratres, labóris nostri et fatigatiónis; nocte et die operántes, ne quem vestrum gravarémus, prædicávimus in vobis evangélium Dei. 10Vos testes estis et Deus, quam sancte et iuste et sine queréla vobis, qui credidístis, fúimus, 11sicut scitis quáliter unumquémque vestrum, tamquam pater fílios suos, 12deprecántes vos et consolántes testificáti sumus, ut ambularétis digne Deo, qui vocat vos in suum regnum et glóriam.
First Reading
1 Thessalonians 1:1-2:12 ©

Paul’s closeness to the church at Thessalonica

From Paul, Silvanus and Timothy, to the Church in Thessalonika which is in God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ; wishing you grace and peace.
  We always mention you in our prayers and thank God for you all, and constantly remember before God our Father how you have shown your faith in action, worked for love and persevered through hope, in our Lord Jesus Christ.
  We know, brothers, that God loves you and that you have been chosen, because when we brought the Good News to you, it came to you not only as words, but as power and as the Holy Spirit and as utter conviction. And you observed the sort of life we lived when we were with you, which was for your instruction, and you were led to become imitators of us, and of the Lord; and it was with the joy of the Holy Spirit that you took to the gospel, in spite of the great opposition all round you. This has made you the great example to all believers in Macedonia and Achaia since it was from you that the word of the Lord started to spread – and not only throughout Macedonia and Achaia, for the news of your faith in God has spread everywhere. We do not need to tell other people about it: other people tell us how we started the work among you, how you broke with idolatry when you were converted to God and became servants of the real, living God; and how you are now waiting for Jesus, his Son, whom he raised from the dead, to come from heaven to save us from the retribution which is coming.
  You know yourselves, my brothers, that our visit to you has not proved ineffectual.
  We had, as you know, been given rough treatment and been grossly insulted at Philippi, and it was our God who gave us the courage to proclaim his Good News to you in the face of great opposition. We have not taken to preaching because we are deluded, or immoral, or trying to deceive anyone; it was God who decided that we were fit to be entrusted with the Good News, and when we are speaking, we are not trying to please men but God, who can read our inmost thoughts. You know very well, and we can swear it before God, that never at any time have our speeches been simply flattery, or a cover for trying to get money; nor have we ever looked for any special honour from men, either from you or anybody else, when we could have imposed ourselves on you with full weight, as apostles of Christ.
  Instead, we were unassuming. Like a mother feeding and looking after her own children, we felt so devoted and protective towards you, and had come to love you so much, that we were eager to hand over to you not only the Good News but our whole lives as well. Let me remind you, brothers, how hard we used to work, slaving night and day so as not to be a burden on any one of you while we were proclaiming God’s Good News to you. You are witnesses, and so is God, that our treatment of you, since you became believers, has been impeccably right and fair. You can remember how we treated every one of you as a father treats his children, teaching you what was right, encouraging you and appealing to you to live a life worthy of God, who is calling you to share the glory of his kingdom.
Responsorium
1 Th 1, 9 b-10; 3, 12 a. 13
℟. Convérsi estis ad Deum, servíre Deo vivo et vero, et exspectáre Fílium eius de cælis, quem suscitávit ex mórtuis,* Qui éripit nos ab ira ventúra.
℣. Abundáre fáciat Dóminus caritáte in ínvicem et in omnes, ad confirmánda corda vestra in sanctitáte in advéntu Dómini.* Qui éripit.
Responsory
1 Th 1:9-10, 3:12-13
℟. You were converted to God and became servants of the real, living God, and you are now waiting for his Son, whom he raised from the dead, to come from heaven* to save us from the retribution which is coming.
℣. May the Lord be generous in increasing your love, and may he confirm your hearts in holiness until the Lord comes* to save us from the retribution which is coming.

Lectio altera
Ex Epístola sancti Ignátii Antiochéni epíscopi et mártyris ad Smyrnǽos
(Inscriptio; nn. 1, 1—4, 1: Funk 1, 235-237)

Christus vocavit nos in suum regnum et gloriam

Ignátius, qui et Theóphorus, Ecclésiæ Dei Patris et dilécti Iesu Christi, omne donum per misericórdiam consecútæ, replétæ fide et caritáte, nulla grátia destitútæ, Deo dilectíssimæ et sanctíferæ, quæ est Smyrnæ in Asia, in immaculáto spíritu et in verbo Dei plúrimam salútem.
  Glorífico Iesum Christum Deum, qui vos ádeo sapiéntes réddidit; observávi enim perféctos vos esse in fide immóbili, ut clavis affíxos cruci Dómini Iesu Christi quoad carnem et ánimam, et stabilítos in caritáte per sánguinem Christi, plena firmáque fide credéntes in Dóminum nostrum vere oriúndum ex génere David secúndum carnem, Fílium Dei secúndum voluntátem et poténtiam Dei, natum vere ex Vírgine, baptizátum a Ioánne, ut implerétur ab eo omnis iustítia; vere sub Póntio Piláto et Heróde tetrárcha clavis confíxum pro nobis in carne (ex cuius fructu nos sumus per divíne beátam passiónem eius), ut per resurrectiónem suam in sǽcula élevet vexíllum pro sanctis et fidélibus suis, sive in Iudǽis sive in géntibus, in uno córpore Ecclésiæ suæ.
  Omnia autem hæc passus est propter nos, ut salútem consequerémur; et vere passus est, ut et vere seípsum resuscitávit.
  Ego enim scio et post resurrectiónem eum in carne fuísse, et credo eum adhuc in carne esse. Et quando ad Petrum et sócios eius venit, dixit iis: Apprehéndite, palpáte me et vidéte, quod non sim dæmónium incorporále. Et conféstim ipsum tetigérunt et credidérunt, commíxti carne eius et spíritu. Propter hoc étiam mortem contempsérunt et mortis sunt invénti victóres. Post resurrectiónem autem cum illis comédit et bibit ut carnális, quamvis spiritáliter unítus esset Patri.
  De his autem admóneo vos, caríssimi, quamvis vos idem sentíre sciam.
Second Reading
From St Ignatius of Antioch's letter to the Church of Smyrna

Christ has called us to his kingdom and glory

From Ignatius, known as Theophorus, to the Church of God the Father and of Jesus Christ, his beloved, at Smyrna in Asia, wishing you all joy in an immaculate spirit and the Word of God. By his mercy you have won every gift and lack none, filled as you are with faith and love, beloved of God and fruitful in sanctity.
  I celebrate the glory of Jesus Christ as God, because he is responsible for your wisdom, well aware as I am of the perfection of your unshakeable faith. You are like men who have been nailed body and soul to the cross of Jesus Christ, confirmed in love by his blood.
  In regard to the Lord, you firmly believe that he was of the race of David according to the flesh, but God’s son by the will and power of God; truly born of the Virgin and baptized by John, that all justice might be fulfilled; truly nailed to a cross in the flesh for our sake under Pontius Pilate and the Tetrarch Herod, and of his most blessed passion we are the fruit. And thus, by his resurrection he raised up a standard over his saints and faithful ones for all time (both Jews and Gentiles alike) in the one body of his Church. For he endured all this for us, for our salvation; and he really suffered, and just as truly rose from the dead.
  As for myself, I am convinced that he was united with his body even after the resurrection. When he visited Peter and his companions, he said to them: Take hold of me, touch me and see that I am not a spirit without a body. Immediately they touched him and believed, clutching at his body and his very spirit. And for this reason they despised death and conquered it. In addition, after his resurrection, the Lord ate and drank with them like a real human being, even though in spirit he was united with his Father.
  And so I am giving you serious instruction on these things, dearly beloved, even though I am aware that you believe them to be so.
ResponsoriumGal 2, 19. 20
℟. Legi mórtuus sum, ut Deo vivam; quod autem nunc vivo in carne, in fide vivo Fílii Dei,* Qui diléxit me et trádidit semetípsum pro me.
℣. Christo confíxus sum cruci; vivo autem iam non ego, vivit vero in me Christus.* Qui diléxit.
Responsory
℟. I died to the law – to live for God. My present bodily life is lived by faith in the Son of God,* who loved me and gave himself up for me.
℣. I have been crucified with Christ: the life I now live is not my life, but the life which Christ lives in me,* who loved me and gave himself up for me.

Canticum
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.
CanticleTe 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.
  Concéde nobis, Dómine Deus noster, ut te tota mente venerémur et omnes hómines rationábili diligámus afféctu.
Per Dóminum nostrum Iesum Christum, Fílium tuum,
qui tecum vivit et regnat in unitáte Spíritus Sancti, Deus,
per ómnia sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Let us pray.
Lord our God,
  make us love you above all things,
and all our fellow-men
  with a love that is worthy of you.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
God, for ever and ever.
Amen.

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

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