A Western Rite Orthodox Daily Office for 11/18/2019

(1928 BCP, 1892 Psalter, elements from Anglican Breviary)0T2120x

Morning Prayer for The Dedication of the Basilicas of Peter and Paul, apostles;

Monday after the 21st Sunday after Trinity

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Opening Sentence

Opening Versicles & Invitatory

℣. O Lord, open thou our lips.
℟. And our mouth shall show forth thy praise.
℣. O God, make speed to save us.
℟. O Lord, make haste to help us.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost:
As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

℣. Praise ye the Lord.
℟. The Lord's Name be praised.

Venite, exaltemus Domino Psalm 95:1-7; 96:9, 13

O come, let us sing unto the Lord

LET us heartily rejoice in the strength of our salvation.
Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving * and show ourselves glad in him with psalms.

O come, let us sing unto the Lord

For the Lord is a great God, * and a great King above all gods.
In his hand are all the corners of the earth, * and the strength of the hills is his also.
The sea is his, and he made it, * and his hands prepared the dry land.

Let us sing unto the Lord

O come, let us worship and fall down * and kneel before the Lord our Maker.
For he is the Lord our God, * and we are the people of his pasture and the sheep of his hand.

O come, let us sing unto the Lord

O worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness; * let the whole earth stand in awe of him.
For he cometh, for he cometh to judge the earth, * and with righteousness to judge the world and the peoples with his truth.

Let us sing unto the Lord

GLORY be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost:
as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

O come, let us sing unto the Lord

The Psalm or Psalms Appointed

Holiness † becometh thine house, O Lord our God, * for ever and ever.

PSALM 90. Domine, refugium

  Lord, thou hast been our refuge:
from one generation to another.
2   Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever the earth and the world were made:
thou art God from everlasting, and world without end.
3   Thou turnest man to destruction:
again thou sayest, Come again, ye children of men.
4   For a thousand years in thy sight are but as yesterday:
seeing that is past as a watch in the night.
5   As soon as thou scatterest them they are even as a sleep:
and fade away suddenly like the grass.
6   In the morning it is green, and groweth up:
but in the evening it is cut down, dried up, and withered.
7   For we consume away in thy displeasure:
and are afraid at thy wrathful indignation.
8   Thou hast set our misdeeds before thee:
and our secret sins in the light of thy countenance.
9   For when thou art angry all our days are gone:
we bring our years to an end, as it were a tale that is told.
10   The days of our age are threescore years and ten; and though men be so strong that they come to fourscore years:
yet is their strength then but labour and sorrow; so soon passeth it away, and we are gone.
11   But who regardeth the power of thy wrath:
for even thereafter as a man feareth, so is thy displeasure.
12   O teach us to number our days:
that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.
13   Turn thee again, O LORD, at the last:
and be gracious unto thy servants.
14   O satisfy us with thy mercy, and that soon:
so shall we rejoice and be glad all the days of our life.
15   Comfort us again now after the time that thou hast plagued us:
and for the years wherein we have suffered adversity.
16   Show thy servants thy work:
and their children thy glory.
17   And the glorious majesty of the LORD our God be upon us:
prosper thou the work of our hands upon us; O prosper thou our handy-work.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, *
and to the Holy Ghost:
as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, *
world without end. Amen.

Holiness † becometh thine house, O Lord our God, * for ever and ever.

My house † shall be called an house of prayer * fo all peoples.

PSALM 91. Qui habitat

  WHOSO dwelleth under the defence of the Most High:
shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
2   I will say unto the LORD, Thou art my hope, and my stronghold:
my God, in him will I trust.
3   For he shall deliver thee from the snare of the hunter:
and from the noisome pestilence.
4   He shall defend thee under his wings, and thou shalt be safe under his feathers:
his faithfulness and truth shall be thy shield and buckler.
5   Thou shalt not be afraid for any terror by night:
nor for the arrow that flieth by day;
6   For the pestilence that walketh in darkness:
nor for the sickness that destroyeth in the noonday.
7   A thousand shall fall beside thee, and ten thousand at thy right hand:
but it shall not come nigh thee.
8   Yea, with thine eyes shalt thou behold:
and see the reward of the ungodly.
9   For thou, LORD, art my hope:
thou hast set thine house of defence very high.
10   There shall no evil happen unto thee:
neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling.
11   For he shall give his angels charge over thee:
to keep thee in all thy ways.
12   They shall bear thee in their hands:
that thou hurt not thy foot against a stone.
13   Thou shalt go upon the lion and adder:
the young lion and the dragon shalt thou tread under thy feet.
14   Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him:
I will set him up, because he hath known my Name.
15   He shall call upon me, and I will hear him:
yea, I am with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and bring him to honour.
16   With long life will I satisfy him:
and show him my salvation.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, *
and to the Holy Ghost:
as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, *
world without end. Amen.

My house † shall be called an house of prayer * fo all peoples.

This is the house of the Lord, † most firmly builded; * it is well founded upon a strong rock.

PSALM 92. Bonum est confiteri

  IT is a good thing to give thanks unto the LORD:
and to sing praises unto thy Name, O Most Highest;
2   To tell of thy loving-kindness early in the morning:
and of thy truth in the night season;
3   Upon an instrument of ten strings, and upon the lute:
upon a loud instrument, and upon the harp.
4   For thou, LORD, hast made me glad through thy works:
and I will rejoice in giving praise for the operations of thy hands.
5   O LORD, how glorious are thy works:
thy thoughts are very deep.
6   An unwise man doth not well consider this:
and a fool doth not understand it.
7   When the ungodly are green as the grass, and when all the workers of wickedness do flourish:
then shall they be destroyed for ever; but thou, Lord, art the most Highest for evermore.
8   For lo, thine enemies, O LORD, lo, thine enemies shall perish:
and all the workers of wickedness shall be destroyed.
9   But my horn shall be exalted like the horn of an unicorn:
for I am anointed with fresh oil.
10   Mine eye also shall see his lust of mine enemies:
and mine ear shall hear his desire of the wicked that arise up against me.
11   The righteous shall flourish like a palm-tree:
and shall spread abroad like a cedar in Libanus.
12   Such as are planted in the house of the LORD:
shall flourish in the courts of the house of our God.
13   They also shall bring forth more fruit in their age:
and shall be fat and well-liking;
14   That they may show how true the LORD my strength is:
and that there is no unrighteousness in him.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, *
and to the Holy Ghost:
as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, *
world without end. Amen.

This is the house of the Lord, † most firmly builded; * it is well founded upon a strong rock.

Holiness † becometh thine house, O Lord our God, * for ever and ever.

PSALM 2. Quare fremuerunt gentes?

  WHY do the heathen so furiously rage together:
and why do the people imagine a vain thing?
2   The kings of the earth stand up, and the rulers take counsel together:
against the LORD, and against his Anointed:
3   Let us break their bonds asunder:
and cast away their cords from us.
4   He that dwelleth in heaven shall laugh them to scorn:
the Lord shall have them in derision.
5   Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath:
and vex them in his sore displeasure:
6   Yet have I set my King:
upon my holy hill of Sion.
7   I will preach the law, whereof the LORD hath said unto me:
Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee.
8   Desire of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance:
and the utmost parts of the earth for thy possession.
9   Thou shalt bruise them with a rod of iron:
and break them in pieces like a potter's vessel.
10   Be wise now therefore, O ye kings:
be learned, ye that are judges of the earth.
11   Serve the LORD in fear:
and rejoice unto him with reverence.
12   Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and so ye perish from the right way:
if his wrath be kindled, yea but a little. Blessed are all they that put their trust in him.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, *
and to the Holy Ghost:
as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, *
world without end. Amen.

Holiness † becometh thine house, O Lord our God, * for ever and ever.

My house † shall be called an house of prayer * fo all peoples.

PSALM 3. Domine, quid multiplicati?

  LORD, how are they increased that trouble me:
many are they that rise against me.
2   Many one there be that say of my soul:
There is no help for him in his God.
3   But thou, O LORD, art my defender:
thou art my worship, and the lifter up of my head.
4   I did call upon the LORD with my voice:
and he heard me out of his holy hill.
5   I laid me down and slept, and rose up again:
for the LORD sustained me.
6   I will not be afraid for ten thousands of the people:
that have set themselves against me round about.
7   Up, LORD, and help me, O my God:
for thou smitest all mine enemies upon the cheek-bone; thou hast broken the teeth of the ungodly.
8   Salvation belongeth unto the LORD:
and thy blessing is upon thy people.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, *
and to the Holy Ghost:
as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, *
world without end. Amen.

My house † shall be called an house of prayer * fo all peoples.

This is the house of the Lord, † most firmly builded; * it is well founded upon a strong rock.

The Lessons

Here beginneth the 1st verse of the 3rd Chapter of 1 Kings

And Solomon made affinity with Pharaoh king of Egypt, and took Pharaoh's daughter, and brought her into the city of David, until he had made an end of building his own house, and the house of the LORD, and the wall of Jerusalem round about. Only the people sacrificed in high places, because there was no house built unto the name of the LORD, until those days. And Solomon loved the LORD, walking in the statutes of David his father: only he sacrificed and burnt incense in high places. And the king went to Gibeon to sacrifice there; for that was the great high place: a thousand burnt offerings did Solomon offer upon that altar. In Gibeon the LORD appeared to Solomon in a dream by night: and God said, Ask what I shall give thee. And Solomon said, Thou hast showed unto thy servant David my father great mercy, according as he walked before thee in truth, and in righteousness, and in uprightness of heart with thee; and thou hast kept for him this great kindness, that thou hast given him a son to sit on his throne, as it is this day. And now, O LORD my God, thou hast made thy servant king instead of David my father: and I am but a little child: I know not how to go out or come in. And thy servant is in the midst of thy people which thou hast chosen, a great people, that cannot be numbered nor counted for multitude. Give therefore thy servant an understanding heart to judge thy people, that I may discern between good and bad: for who is able to judge this thy so great a people? And the speech pleased the LORD, that Solomon had asked this thing. And God said unto him, Because thou hast asked this thing, and hast not asked for thyself long life; neither hast asked riches for thyself, nor hast asked the life of thine enemies; but hast asked for thyself understanding to discern judgment; Behold, I have done according to thy words: lo, I have given thee a wise and an understanding heart; so that there was none like thee before thee, neither after thee shall any arise like unto thee. And I have also given thee that which thou hast not asked, both riches, and honor: so that there shall not be any among the kings like unto thee all thy days. And if thou wilt walk in my ways, to keep my statutes and my commandments, as thy father David did walk, then I will lengthen thy days. And Solomon awoke; and, behold, it was a dream. And he came to Jerusalem, and stood before the ark of the covenant of the LORD, and offered up burnt offerings, and offered peace offerings, and made a feast to all his servants.

Here beginneth the 8th verse of the 6th Chapter of 2 Kings

Then the king of Syria warred against Israel, and took counsel with his servants, saying, In such and such a place shall be my camp. And the man of God sent unto the king of Israel, saying, Beware that thou pass not such a place; for thither the Syrians are come down. And the king of Israel sent to the place which the man of God told him and warned him of, and saved himself there, not once nor twice. Therefore the heart of the king of Syria was sore troubled for this thing; and he called his servants, and said unto them, Will ye not show me which of us is for the king of Israel? And one of his servants said, None, my lord, O king: but Elisha, the prophet that is in Israel, telleth the king of Israel the words that thou speakest in thy bedchamber. And he said, Go and spy where he is, that I may send and fetch him. And it was told him, saying, Behold, he is in Dothan. Therefore sent he thither horses, and chariots, and a great host: and they came by night, and compassed the city about.

Here endeth the First Lesson.

First Canticle

Appointed Canticle    Te Deum    Benedicite

Well is the Lord's house builded * on a firm foundation.

The Song of David Benedictus es, Domine
1 Chronicles 29:10-13

Blessed be thou, Lord God of Israel * our father, for ever and ever.
Thine, O Lord is the greatness, and the power, and the glory, dagger; and the victory, and the majesty: * for all that is in the heaven and in the earth is thine;
Thine is the kingdom, O Lord, * and thou art exalted as head above all.
Both riches and honour come of thee, * and thou reignest over all;
And in thine hand is power and might; * and in thine hand it is to make great, and to give strength unto all.
Now therefore, our God, we thank thee, and praise thy glorious name.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, *
and to the Holy Ghost:
as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, *
world without end. Amen.

Well is the Lord's house builded * on a firm foundation.

We Praise Thee Te Deum laudamus

Well is the Lord's house builded * on a firm foundation.

We praise thee, O God; we acknowledge thee to be the Lord.
All the earth doth worship thee, the Father everlasting.
To thee all Angels cry aloud,
the Heavens and all the Powers therein.
To thee Cherubim and Seraphim continually do cry:
Holy, holy, holy, Lord God of Sabaoth;
Heaven and earth are full of the majesty of thy glory.
The glorious company of the apostles praise thee.
The goodly fellowship of the prophets praise thee.
The noble army of martyrs praise thee.
The holy Church throughout all the world doth acknowledge thee,
the Father, of an infinite majesty,
thine adorable, true, and only Son,
also the Holy Ghost the Comforter.

Thou art the King of glory, O Christ.
Thou art the everlasting Son of the Father.
When thou tookest upon thee to deliver man,
thou didst humble thyself to be born of a Virgin.
When thou hadst overcome the sharpness of death,
thou didst open the kingdom of heaven to all believers.
Thou sittest at the right hand of God, in the glory of the Father.
We believe that thou shalt come to be our judge.
We therefore pray thee, help thy servants,
whom thou hast redeemed with thy precious blood.
Make them to be numbered with thy saints,
in glory everlasting.

Well is the Lord's house builded * on a firm foundation.

A Song of Creation Benedicite, omnia opera Domini

Song of the Three Young Men, 35-65

Well is the Lord's house builded * on a firm foundation.

O ALL ye works of the Lord, bless ye the Lord; * praise him and magnify him for ever.
O ye angels of the Lord, bless ye the Lord; * praise him and magnify him for ever.
O ye heavens, bless ye the Lord; * praise him and magnify him for ever.
O ye waters that be above the firmament, bless ye the Lord; * praise him and magnify him for ever.
O all ye powers of the Lord, bless ye the Lord; * praise him and magnify him for ever.
O ye sun and moon, bless ye the Lord; * praise him and magnify him for ever.
O ye stars of heaven, bless ye the Lord; * praise him and magnify him for ever.
O ye showers and dew, bless ye the Lord; * praise him and magnify him for ever.
O ye winds of God, bless ye the Lord; * praise him and magnify him for ever.
O ye fire and heat, bless ye the Lord; * praise him and magnify him for ever.
O ye winter and summer, bless ye the Lord; * praise him and magnify him for ever.
O ye dews and frosts, bless ye the Lord; * praise him and magnify him for ever.
O ye frost and cold, bless ye the Lord; * praise him and magnify him for ever.
O ye ice and snow, bless ye the Lord; * praise him and magnify him for ever.
O ye nights and days, bless ye the Lord; * praise him and magnify him for ever.
O ye light and darkness, bless ye the Lord; * praise him and magnify him for ever.
O ye lightnings and clouds, bless ye the Lord; * praise him and magnify him for ever.

O LET the earth bless the Lord; * praise him and magnify him for ever.
O ye mountains and hills, bless ye the Lord; * praise him and magnify him for ever.
O all ye green things upon the earth, bless ye the Lord; * praise him and magnify him for ever.
O ye wells, bless ye the Lord; * praise him and magnify him for ever.
O ye seas and floods, bless ye the Lord; * praise him and magnify him for ever.
O ye whales and all that move in the waters, bless ye the Lord; * praise him and magnify him for ever.
O all ye fowls of the air, bless ye the Lord; * praise him and magnify him for ever.
O all ye beasts and cattle, bless ye the Lord; * praise him and magnify him for ever.
O ye children of men, bless ye the Lord; * praise him and magnify him for ever.

O LET Israel bless the Lord; * praise him and magnify him for ever.
O ye Priests of the Lord, bless ye the Lord; * praise him and magnify him for ever.
O ye Servants of the Lord, bless ye the Lord; * praise him and magnify him for ever.
O ye Spirits and Souls of the Righteous, bless ye the Lord; * praise him and magnify him for ever.
O ye holy and humble Men of heart, bless ye the Lord. * praise him and magnify him for ever.

LET us bless the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit; * praise him and magnify him for ever.
Let us bless the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit; * praise him and magnify him for ever.

Well is the Lord's house builded * on a firm foundation.

Here beginneth the 22nd verse of the 3rd Chapter of John

After these things came Jesus and his disciples into the land of Judaea; and there he tarried with them, and baptized. And John also was baptizing in Aenon near to Salim, because there was much water there: and they came, and were baptized. For John was not yet cast into prison. Then there arose a question between some of John's disciples and the Jews about purifying. And they came unto John, and said unto him, Rabbi, he that was with thee beyond Jordan, to whom thou barest witness, behold, the same baptizeth, and all men come to him. John answered and said, A man can receive nothing, except it be given him from heaven. Ye yourselves bear me witness, that I said, I am not the Christ, but that I am sent before him. He that hath the bride is the bridegroom: but the friend of the bridegroom, which standeth and heareth him, rejoiceth greatly because of the bridegroom's voice: this my joy therefore is fulfilled. He must increase, but I must decrease. He that cometh from above is above all: he that is of the earth is earthly, and speaketh of the earth: he that cometh from heaven is above all. And what he hath seen and heard, that he testifieth; and no man receiveth his testimony. He that hath received his testimony hath set to his seal that God is true. For he whom God hath sent speaketh the words of God: for God giveth not the Spirit by measure unto him. The Father loveth the Son, and hath given all things into his hand. He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.

Here beginneth the 1st verse of the 1st Chapter of 2 Timothy

Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, according to the promise of life which is in Christ Jesus, To Timothy, my dearly beloved son: Grace, mercy, and peace, from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord. I thank God, whom I serve from my forefathers with pure conscience, that without ceasing I have remembrance of thee in my prayers night and day; Greatly desiring to see thee, being mindful of thy tears, that I may be filled with joy; When I call to remembrance the unfeigned faith that is in thee, which dwelt first in thy grandmother Lois, and thy mother Eunice; and I am persuaded that in thee also. Wherefore I put thee in remembrance that thou stir up the gift of God, which is in thee by the putting on of my hands. For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. Be not thou therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me his prisoner: but be thou partaker of the afflictions of the gospel according to the power of God; Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began, But is now made manifest by the appearing of our Saviour Jesus Christ, who hath abolished death, and hath brought life and immortality to light through the gospel: Whereunto I am appointed a preacher, and an apostle, and a teacher of the Gentiles. For the which cause I also suffer these things: nevertheless I am not ashamed: for I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day. Hold fast the form of sound words, which thou hast heard of me, in faith and love which is in Christ Jesus. That good thing which was committed unto thee keep by the Holy Ghost which dwelleth in us.

Here endeth the Second Lesson.

Second Canticle

The Song of Zechariah Benedictus Dominus Deus Luke 1: 68-79

Blessed be † the Lord God of Israel* for he hath visited and redeemed his people.

BLESSED be the Lord God of Israel, * for he hath visited and redeemed his people;
And hath raised up a mighty salvation for us * in the house of his servant David,
As he spake by the mouth of his holy prophets, * which have been since the world began:
That we should be saved from our enemies, * and from the hand of all that hate us;

To perform the mercy promised to our forefathers, * and to remember his holy covenant;
To perform the oath which he sware to our forefather Abraham, * that he would give us,
That we being delivered out of the hand of our enemies * might serve him without fear,
In holiness and righteousness before him, * all the days of our life.
And thou, child, shalt be called the prophet of the Highest, *
for thou shalt go before the face of the Lord to prepare his ways;
To give knowledge of salvation unto his people * for the remission of their sins,
Through the tender mercy of our God, * whereby the dayspring from on high hath visited us;
To give light to them that sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, * and to guide our feet into the way of peace.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost:
as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Blessed be † the Lord God of Israel* for he hath visited and redeemed his people.

The Apostles' Creed

I BELIEVE in God the Father Almighty,
Maker of heaven and earth:
And in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord:
Who was conceived by the Holy Ghost,
Born of the Virgin Mary:
Suffered under Pontius Pilate,
Was crucified, dead, and buried:
He descended into hell;
The third day he rose again from the dead:
He ascended into heaven,
And sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty:
From thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Ghost:
The holy Catholic Church;
The Communion of Saints:
The Forgiveness of sins:
The Resurrection of the body:
And the Life everlasting. Amen.

The Prayers

℣. The Lord be with you.
℟. And with thy spirit.
℣. Let us pray.

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.
For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory,
for ever and ever. Amen.

℣. O Lord, show thy mercy upon us.
℟. And grant us thy salvation.
℣. O Lord, save the State.
℟. And mercifully hear us when we call upon thee.
℣. Endue thy Ministers with righteousness.
℟. And make thy chosen people joyful.
℣. O Lord, save thy people.
℟. And bless thine inheritance.
℣. Give peace in our time, O Lord.
℟. For it is thou, Lord, only, that makest us dwell in safety.
℣. O God, make clean our hearts within us.
℟. And take not thy Holy Spirit from us.

The Collect of the Day

O Almighty God, to whose glory we celebrate the dedication of this house of prayer in honor of thy servants Peter and Paul: We give thee thanks for the fellowship of those who have worshiped in this place; and we pray that all who seek thee here may find thee, and be filled with thy joy and peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

Commemoration of 21st Sunday after Trinity

GRANT, we beseech thee, merciful Lord, to thy faithful people pardon and peace, that they may be cleansed from all their sins, and serve thee with a quiet mind; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

A Collect for Peace.

O GOD, who art the author of peace and lover of concord, in knowledge of whom standeth our eternal life, whose service is perfect freedom; Defend us thy humble servants in all assaults of our enemies; that we, surely trusting in thy defence, may not fear the power of any adversaries, through the might of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

A Collect for Grace.

O LORD, our heavenly Father, Almighty and everlasting God, who hast safely brought us to the beginning of this day; Defend us in the same with thy mighty power; and grant that this day we fall into no sin, neither run into any kind of danger; but that all our doings, being ordered by thy governance, may be righteous in thy sight; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

2 Cor. xiii. 14.

THE grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Ghost, be with us all evermore. Amen.

Salve Regina

Mary, we hail thee, Mother and Queen compassionate;
Mary, our comfort, life, and hope, we hail thee.
To thee we exiles,
children of Eve, lift our crying.
To thee we are sighing
as mournful and weeping, we pass through this vale of sorrow.
Turn thou, therefore, O our intercessor,
those thine eyes of pity and loving-kindness upon us sinners.
Hereafter, when our earthly exile shall be ended,
shew us Jesus, the blessed Fruit of thy womb.
O gentle,
O tender,
O gracious Virgin Mary.

V. Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God.
R.That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let us pray:
Almighty, everlasting God, who by the cooperation of the Holy Ghost didst prepare the body and soul of the glorious Virgin Mother Mary to become a dwelling-place meet for thy Son; grant that as we rejoice in her commemoration, so by her fervent intercession we may be delivered from present evils and from everlasting death. Amen.

V. May the divine help remain with us always.
R. And with our absent brethren. Amen.


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