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Commemorations
AdventSunday & Feast-day Matins
COMM. OF ST. MARY
On Sundays & feasts of ix lessons (but not the Conception
of St. Mary on Dec. 8), the following ant. is sung at Matins:
\
The An-gel | Ga-bri-el was sent to Ma-ry,

a vir-gin es-pous-ed to Jo-seph. Priest:


= There shall come forth a rod out of the root of
Jesse. + And a flower shall rise up out of His
root. Priest: Let us pray. Collect:
O
God, Whose will it was that Thy Word take
flesh in the womb of blessed Mary, Ever-
Virgin, at the tidings of an Angel: grant Thy
suppliants that we who believe she is truly the
Birthgiver of God may be aided by her inter-
cessions before Thee. 4 44 44 Through the same Christ
our Lord. + Amen.

AdventSunday & Festal Vespers


COMM. OF ST. MARY
Sundays & feasts of ix lessons (except St. Marys Concep-
tion), & on the evening of Dec. 16, this ant. at First Vespers:
,
Re-joice, | Ma-ry, full of grace, the Lord is

with thee. Bles-sed art thou a-mong wo-men,

al- le- lu- ya.


Sundays & feasts of ix lessons (except St. Marys Concep-
tion), this ant. at 2nd Vespers:

Bles-sed art thou, | Ma-ry, who hast be-

liev-ed; there shall be per-form-ed in thee

those things which were told thee from the

Lord, al- le- lu- ya.


The 2nd Sun. in Advent, at 2nd Vespers, the ant. is Fear not,
Mary, given on the next page for ferial Vespers.

AdventFerial Matins
On all ferias & feasts of iii lessons, up to the eve of Nativity,
the following comm.s are said.
COMM. OF ST. MARY

The Ho-ly Spi-rit | shall come up- on thee,

Ma-ry. Fear not, thou that hast in thy womb

the Son of God, al- le- lu- ya.


The =, +, & Collect are the same as above for festal Matins.
COMM. OF ALL SAINTS

Be-hold, | the Lord shall come, and all His

Saints with Him, and there shall be in that

day a great light, al- le- lu- ya.


= Behold, the Lord will appear upon a white cloud.
+ And thousands of the Saints with Him.
The =, +, & Collect are the
same as above for Matins.
The =, +, & Collect
are the same as above
for festal Matins.
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Let us pray.
W
E beseech Thee, O Lord, to purify our
consciences by visiting them: that when
Jesus Christ Thy Son cometh with all the Saints,
N., N., etc.,
1
He may find in us a dwelling-place
prepared for Him. 4 44 44 Through the same Christ our
Lord. + Amen.

AdventFerial Vespers
On all ferias & feasts of iii lessons, up to the eve of Nativity,
but not on Dec. 16 in the evening, these comm.s are said.
COMM. OF ST. MARY

Fear not, | Ma-ry, thou hast found grace with

the Lord. Be-hold, thou shalt con-ceive and

bear a Son, al- le- lu- ya.


COMM. OF ALL SAINTS
The comm. at Vespers is exactly as given above for Matins.

Nativity to Circumcision
There are no seasonal comm.s from Nativity to Circumci-
sion inclusive, but the octave of each occurring Saint (St.
Stephen, St. John, & the Holy Innocents) is commemorated.

Circumcision to PurificationMatins
From the Oct. of St. Stephen to Purification, there is one
seasonal comm., of St. Mary, whatever the service may be,
except on Epiphany Eve & Epiphany Day.
SUN. & FEASTSCOMM. OF ST. MARY

Be-hold, Ma-ry | hath be-got-ten us a Sa-


1
By custom in some places the names of the Saints for the day are read here.
=, +, Collect as
above for festal
Matins in Advent.

viour, Whom when John be-held he cried a-

loud, say-ing: Be-hold the Lamb of God, be-

hold Him that tak-eth a-way the sins of the



world, al- le- lu- ya.
= After childbirth, O Virgin, thou didst remain
inviolate.
+ O Theotkos, intercede in our behalf.
Let us pray.
O
God, Who by the fruitful virginity of blessed
Mary hast bestowed the prize of eternal
salvation upon the human race: grant us, we be-
seech Thee, to understand how much she
intercedeth for us through whom we have been
counted worthy to receive the Author of life, our
Lord Jesus Christ Thy Son. 4 44 44 Who liveth and
reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
God through all the ages of ages. Amen.
FERIAS & FEASTS OF III LESSONSCOMM. OF ST. MARY

The root of Jes-se | hath blos-som-ed, a

star is ris- en out of Ja-cob, a vir-gin gave


,
birth to our Sa-viour. We give Thee praise,

O our God.
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=, +, & Collect as above for the festal Comm.
FERIAS & FEASTS OF III LESSONSCOMM. OF ALL SAINTS
The comm. is the same as during the summer, p. 205.

Circumcision to PurificationVespers
SUN. & FEASTSCOMM. OF ST. MARY

When Thou wast born | in-ex-pres-si-bly of

the Vir-gin, then the scrip-tures were ful-fil-

led: Thou didst come down like rain up-on

a fleece, bring-ing sal-va-tion un-to all man-

kind. We give Thee praise, O our God.


= Comely art thou in beauty, more than the sons of
men.
+ Grace hath been poured forth on thy lips.
Let us pray.
O
God, Who by the fruitful virginity of blessed
Mary hast bestowed the prize of eternal
salvation upon the human race: grant us, we be-
seech Thee, to understand how much she
intercedeth for us through whom we have been
counted worthy to receive the Author of life, our
Lord Jesus Christ Thy Son. 4 44 44 Who liveth and
reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
God through all the ages of ages. Amen.
FERIAS & FEASTS OF III LESSONSCOMM. OF ST. MARY

We have re-cog-nised | in the bush which

Mo-ses saw pre-served un-burn-ing thy

praise-wor-thy vir-gi-ni- ty. O The- o- t-

kos, in-ter-cede in our be-half.


=, +, & Collect as above for the festal Vespers Comm.
FERIAS & FEASTS OF III LESSONSCOMM. OF ALL SAINTS
The comm. is the same as during the summer, p. 206.

Purification to Ash Wed.


At Matins & at Vespers from the morrow after Purification
till Shrove Tues., there are comm.s of St. Mary & of All
Saints on all ferias or feasts of iii lessons. These comm.s are
identical to those done in the summer, pp. 205-207.

Ash Wed. to Holy Wed.Matins


On all ferias, the seasonal comm. is of the Penitents.
FERIASCOMM. OF PENITENTS

Be con-vert-ed to Me | with all your heart,

in fast-ing and in weep-ing and in mourn-

ing, saith the Lord.


= We have sinned with our fathers.
+ We have done iniquity; we have done
unrighteousness. Priest: Let us pray.
H
earken, O Lord, we beseech Thee, to the
prayers of Thy humble servants, and spare
their sins who confess to Thee: that Thou mayest
bestow graciously on us forgiveness and peace
together. 4 44 44 Through Christ our Lord. Amen.
or, ant. The
root of Jes-
se, p. 200.
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Ash Wed. to Holy Wed.Vespers
On all ferias, the seasonal comm. is of the Penitents.
FERIASCOMM. OF PENITENTS

Who know-eth | but God will re-turn and

for-give, and leave a bles-sing be-hind Him?


= O Lord, deal not with us according to our
iniquities.
+ Neither reward us according to our sins.
.Let us pray. Collect as at Matins, foot of p. 201.

PaschaltideSun. Matins
All Sundays from the Oct. of Pascha to Ascension:
COMM. OF THE RESURRECTION

And ve-ry ear-ly | in the morn-ing, the first

day of the week, they come to the se-pul-

chre, the sun be-ing now ris-en, al- le- lu- ya.
= The Lord is risen indeed. + And hath appeared
to Simon, alleluya. Priest: Let us pray.
O
God Who by Thine only-begotten Son didst
open wide for us the door to eternal life this
day, when death was destructed: the prayers which
Thou dost breathe into us, leading us, do Thou also
bring to fruition, helping us. 4 44 44 Through Christ our
Lord. Amen.

PaschaltideSun. Vespers
All Sundays from the Oct. of Pascha to Ascension:
1ST VESPERSCOMM. OF THE RESURRECTION
There is none, besides the appointed Procession.
2ND VESPERSCOMM. OF THE RESURRECTION

And look-ing, | they saw the stone roll-ed


,
back, for it was ve-ry great, al- le- lu- ya.
= The Lord is risen again. + As He told you, alle-
luya. Priest: Let us pray. Collect as at Matins above.

Paschaltide (P.T.)Festal Matins


All feasts with ruling of the choir from the Oct. of Pascha to
Ascension, exc. for the Finding of the Cross & the Comm.
of St. Mary:
COMM. OF THE RESURRECTION

Go-ing quick-ly, | tell His dis-ci-ples that the

Lord is ris-en, al- le- lu- ya.


=, +, & Collect as above for Sun. Matins in P.T.

Paschaltide (P.T.)Festal Vespers


All feasts with ruling of the choir from the Oct. of Pascha to
Ascension (exc. for the Finding of the Cross), & the Comm.
of St. Mary:
BOTH VESPERSRESURRECTION COMM.

The Lord | is ris- en from the se-pul-chre,

Who for our sakes hung up-on the Tree, al-

le- lu- ya, al- le- lu- ya, al- le- lu- ya.
= The Lord is risen again. + As He told you, alle-
luya. Priest: Let us pray. Collect of Sun. Matins, left.
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P.T. Ferias & Unruled FeastsMatins
On all ferias & feasts without ruling of the choir, from the
Oct. of Pascha to Ascension, these 3 comm.s:
1. COMM. OF THE HOLY CROSS

The Cru-ci-fied | is ris- en from the dead;



He hath re-deemed us, al- le- lu- ya, al- le-

lu- ya.
= Tell it out among the nations.
+ That the Lord hath reigned from the Tree, alle-
luya. Priest: Let us pray. Collect:
O
God, Who for our sakes didst will Thy Son to
suffer the torment of the Cross, that He might
cast out of us the power of the enemy: grant us Thy
servants to live forever in the joys of His Resurrec-
tion. 4 44 44 Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.
2. COMM. OF ST. MARY

The door to Pa-ra-dise | was shut to all peo-

ple by Eve, and it hath been o-pened a-gain

by the Vir-gin Ma-ry, al- le- lu- ya.


= After childbirth, O Virgin, thou didst remain
inviolate. + O Theotkos, intercede in our
behalf, alleluya. Priest: Let us pray.
T
hy Grace do Thou pour into our souls, we
pray Thee, O Lord: that we who have known
the incarnation of Christ Thy Son by the tidings of
an Angel may, through His Passion and Cross, be
brought into the glory of the Resurrection. 4 44 44
Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.
3. COMM. OF ALL SAINTS
First is sung any of these 3 ant.s, then the = The voice, etc.

Thy Saints, O Lord, | shall blos-som as the li-

ly, al- le- lu- ya, and as the frag-rance of bal-

sam shall they be be-fore Thee, al- le- lu- ya.


or:

O ye Saints | and right-eous, re-joice in the

Lord, al- le- lu- ya. God hath cho-sen you for

His in-he- ri-tance, al- le- lu- ya.


or:

With-in the veil, | O Lord, Thy Saints cry out,

al- le- lu- ya, al- le- lu- ya, al- le- lu- ya.
= The voice of rejoicing and salvation. + Is in the
tents of the righteous, alleluya. Priest: Let us pray.
G
rant, we beseech Thee, almighty God, that we
may truly receive a portion with all the Saints,
N., N., etc.,
1
in the Resurrection of our Lord Jesus
Christ. 4 44 44 Who liveth and reigneth with Thee in
the unity of the Holy Spirit, God through all the
ages of ages. Amen.
1
By custom the names of the days Saints are here sung.
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P.T. Ferias & Unruled FeastsVespers
On all ferias & feasts without ruling of the choir, from the
Oct. of Pascha to Ascension, these 3 comm.s:
1. COMM. OF THE HOLY CROSS

He suf-fered | the Ho-ly Cross, He shat-tered

the gates of hell and, gird-ed with migh-ty

pow-er, He rose up-on the third day,


gy
al- le- lu- ya.
= Tell it out, Collect O God Who for our sakes, p. 203.
2. COMM. OF ST. MARY
This comm. is the same as that given under Matins above.
3. COMM. OF ALL SAINTS

In the hea-ven-ly king-dom | is the dwel-ling

of the Saints, al- le- lu- ya, and their re-pose

is for ev- er, al- le- lu- ya.


= The voice, Collect Grant, we beseech Thee, p. 203.

SummerSun. Matins
All Sundays between Trinity to Advent, when service is of the
Sun. or when the Sun. is commemorated:
COMM. OF THE TRINITY

De-liv-er us | and save us and make us

right-eous, O Bles-sed Tri- ni- ty.


= Blessed be the name of the Lord.
+ From henceforth and for evermore.
Priest: Let us pray. Collect:
O
almighty, everlasting God, Who hast granted
Thy servants to acknowledge the glory of the
Everlasting Trinity in their confession of the true
Faith, and to worship the Unity in the might of Its
Majesty: we beseech Thee that by our steadfast-
ness in this Faith we may be defended forever from
all which warreth against us. 4 44 44 Who livest and
reignest, God through all the ages of ages. Amen.

SummerSun. Vespers
At First Vespers on all Sundays from Trinity to Advent, when
service is of the Sun. or when the Sun. is commemorated:
COMM. OF THE TRINITY

Our help art Thou, | our sal-va-tion,

our right-eous-ness, O Bles-sed Tri-

ni- ty.
= Let us bless the Father and the Son with the Holy
Spirit. + Let us praise Him and supremely exalt
Him unto the ages. Collect O almighty, as above.

SummerMatins on Ferias & Lesser Feasts


On all ferias & unruled feasts of iii lessons from the Sun.
after Trinity to Advent, these 3 comm.s:
1. COMM. OF THE HOLY CROSS

But as for us | it be-hoov-eth us to glo-ry


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in the Cross of our Lord Je-sus Christ.


= Let all the earth worship Thee, O God.
+ And chant unto Thee; let them chant unto Thy
name. Priest: Let us pray. Collect:
O
God Who didst ascend the Cross and illumine
the darkness of the world: be pleased to
illumine our hearts and bodies, O Saviour of the
world. 4 44 44 Who with God the Father in the unity of
the Holy Spirit livest and reignest, God through all
the ages of ages. Amen.
1
2. COMM. OF ST. MARY

Bles-sed Mo-ther | and un-wed-ded Vir-gin,

glo- ri-ous Queen of the world, in-ter-cede

in our be-half un-to the Lord.


= After childbirth, O Virgin, thou didst remain
inviolate. + O Theotkos, intercede in our
behalf. Priest: Let us pray. Collect:
F
orgive the sins of Thy servants, O Lord, we
beseech Thee: that we who do not succeed in
pleasing Thee by our actions may be saved by the
intercession of her who bare in her womb Thy Son,
the Lord our God. 4 44 44 Through the same Christ our
Lord. Amen.
Or, the Collect given below for Vespers may be said, O
almighty, everlasting God, protect us...
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Or, one of these Collects: Keep us in unbroken peace, we beseech Thee, O Lord: for Thou wast pleased to redeem us by
the wood of the Holy Cross. Through Christ our Lord. Amen. Be with us and help us, O Lord our God: and with the perpetual
help of the Holy Cross defend those whom Thou causest to rejoice in its veneration. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.
2
It
is by custom that the days Saints are here named.
3
Or, one of these Collects: Look mercifully upon our weakness, O Lord:
and by the intercession of all Thy Saints, N.N., turn away all the evils which we justly do deserve. Through Christ our Lord.
Amen. O Lord, behold our infirmities, and at the intercession of all Thy Saints, N.N., help us with Thy swift mercy. Through
Christ our Lord. Amen. We beseech Thee, O Lord: grant all Thy Saints, N.N., to pray for us unceasingly: and do Thou
vouchsafe to hear them graciously for evermore. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.
3. COMM. OF ALL SAINTS

The saints | shall boast in glo- ry and they

shall re-joice up- on their beds.


= Wondrous is God in His Saints. + And glorious
in His majesty. Priest: Let us pray. Collect:
O
Lord Who art moved to mercy by the inter-
cession of all Thy Saints, N., N., etc.,
2
we
pray to Thee: bestow on us forgiveness of sins, and
grant us Thine everlasting healing. 4 44 44 Through
Christ our Lord. Amen.
3

SummerVespers on Ferias & Lesser Feasts


On all ferias & unruled feasts of iii lessons from the Sun.
after Trinity to Advent, these 3 comm.s:
1. COMM. OF THE HOLY CROSS

Save us, | Christ our Sa-viour, by the power

of the Ho-ly Cross. Thou that didst save Pe-

ter on the sea, have mer-cy up- on us.


or:

By the sign of the Cross | de-liv- er us


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from our e- ne-mies, O our God.


or:
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We wor-ship Thee, | O Christ, and we bless

Thee, for by Thy Ho-ly Cross Thou hast re-

deemed the world.


= Let all the earth worship Thee, O God. + And
chant unto Thee; let them chant unto Thy name.
Let us pray. Collect O God Who didst ascend, p. 205.
2. COMM. OF ST. MARY

O Ho-ly | Vir-gin Ma-ry, in- ter-cede for all

the world, for thou hast be-got-ten the King

of the earth.
= Holy Mother of God, Ever-Virgin Mary. + Inter-
cede for us with the Lord our God. Collect below.
or:

Ho-ly The-o- t- kos, | Ev-er-Vir-gin Ma-ry,

in-ter-cede for us with the Lord our God.


= After childbirth, O Virgin, Thou didst remain
inviolate. + O Mother of God, intercede in our
behalf. Priest: Let us pray. Collect below.
or:

By thy Child | a mo-ther, in child-birth a vir-

gin, be glad and re-joice, O sac-red Mo-ther

of the Lord.
= Holy Mother of God, Ever-Virgin Mary. + Inter-
cede for us with the Lord our God. Priest: Let us pray.
O
almighty, everlasting God, protect us Thy
servants from all perils by the right hand of
Thy might: and by the glorious intercession of
blessed Mary, Ever-Virgin, make us to rejoice in
prosperity here and hereafter. 4 44 44 Through Christ
our Lord. Amen.
Or he says the Collect Forgive the sins, as above at Matins.
Whenever the 2nd Vespers of a feast supersedes the 1st
Vespers of the weekly Comm. of St. Mary, the ant. is:

Un-der thy pro-tec-tion | we take shel-ter,

where the strength-less have re-ceiv-ed


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pow-er. And there-fore do we chant to thee,

O Vir-gin The-o- t- kos.


= Holy Mother of God, Ever-Virgin Mary. + Inter-
cede for us with the Lord our God. Let us pray.
Collect O almighty, everlasting God, as above.
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3. COMM. OF ALL SAINTS

O how glo-rious | is the king-dom where-in

all the Saints re-joice with Christ. Clad in

robes of white, they fol-low the Lamb whi-

ther-so- ev- er He go-eth.


= Be glad in the Lord and rejoice, ye righteous.
+ And glory, all ye that are upright of heart.
Priest: Let us pray.
O
Lord Who art moved to mercy by the inter-
cession of all Thy Saints, N., N., etc., we
pray to Thee: bestow on us forgiveness of sins, and
grant us Thine everlasting healing. 4 44 44 Through
Christ our Lord. Amen.
Instead of O Lord Who art moved, one of the Collects at
the foot of p. 205 may be done.
or:

By the prayers of all the Saints, | be-stow

sal-va-tion of bo-dy and of soul, O Christ,


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to Thy ser-vants.
= Be glad in the Lord and rejoice, ye righteous.
+ And glory, all ye that are upright of heart.
Priest: Let us pray. O Lord Who art moved, above.
or:

All ye cho-sen ones of God, | re-mem-ber us

be- fore God, that as-sist-ed by your prayers,


|
we may de-serve to be u- nit-ed to you.
= Be glad in the Lord and rejoice, ye righteous.
+ And glory, all ye that are upright of heart.
or: = Let the righteous rejoice in the presence of
God. + Let them delight in gladness. Then:
Collect O Lord Who art moved, above.
or:

All ye Saints of God, | that are the com-pan-

ions of the hea-ven-ly ci- ti-zens, make in-


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ter-ces-sion for us.
= Be glad in the Lord and rejoice, ye righteous.
+ And glory, all ye that are upright of heart.
or: = Let the righteous rejoice in the presence of
God. + Let them delight in gladness. Priest:
Let us pray. Then Collect O Lord Who art moved.
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The Common Commemorations are ended.
1
Other English uses appointed more commemorations; in York use daily commemorations at Matins & Vespers are (a) the
Holy Cross; (b) Our Lady; (c) the Holy Apostles; (d) St. William (a local post-Schism saint); (e) the Holy Relics; (f) All
Confessors; & (g) for Peace. Uses of the 11th c. have even more extensive commemorations; John of Avranches mentions
those of (a) the Holy Angels; (b) St. John the Baptist; (c) St. Peter; (d) St. John the Evangelist; (e) the Holy Apostles; (f) St.
Stephen the Protomarytr; (g) All Holy Martyrs; (h) St. Martin of Tours; (i) All Holy Virgins; & (j) All Saints. In Sarum usage
commemorations were often added by local custom; royal foundations commemorated the royal family each day. See p. 509.
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Blessings are sung at the Hours by a Bishop or Abbot. First,
the Deacon takes the Bishops crozier, which he holds in his
rt. hand.
2
And he bows slightly to the Bishop, saying:

O Prince of the Church, shep- herd to the

sheep, may it please thee to bless the peo-

ple en-trust-ed to thy care.


The Deacon turns to the people & says in a loud, clear voice:

With meek- ness and with cha- ri- ty

bow down your-selves for a bles-sing.


The choir answer:

Thanks be to God.
Or the Deacon may say, in simpler fashion:

Bow down your-selves for a bles-sing.

+ Thanks be to God.
Then the Bishop, his mitre upon his head, receives his
crozier in his l. hand, & from the book, held by a Priest, he
reads the petitions in this tone:

... with Thy saints and e-lect. + A-men.


1
These are found in the Canterbury Pontifical.
2
If the crozier be of the shepherds crook style, he faces the crook to himself.
After all the variable petitions have been sung,
1
he sings the
final two petitions, which are invariable:

This may He deign to grant, Whose king-dom

and do-mi-nion a- bid-eth with-out end,

un-to the ag- es of ag- es. + A-men.


Here he makes 3 crosses over the people with his rt. hand:

May the bles-sing of al-migh-ty God the 4 44 44

Fa-ther, the 4 44 44 Son, and the 4 44 44 Ho-ly Spi-rit,

come down up-on you and re-main for ev-er.


And the choir answer Amen as before.
Blessing at Vespers
M
ay ye be sanctified by the Lord with heaven-
ly blessing, ye who execute unto God the
evening offices of praise with a good will. Amen.
May He drive away from you the nocturnal
stumbling-blocks of the cunning one, and bestow
the saving gifts of His heavenly grace. Amen.
So that the shadow of ignorance having been
cast out of your hearts, ye may safely arrive at the
true Light which is Christ. Amen.
This may He deign to grant, Whose kingdom
and dominion abideth without end, unto the ages of
ages. Amen.
May the blessing of almighty God... as above.
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Another at Vespers
A
T the command of God may ye partake of His
heavenly grace, whom He hath been pleased
to gladden in the safety of this evening. Amen.
That when daylight hath departed the power of the
Most High may overshadow you and present you,
at the praises of the day to come, without sin. Amen.
And again, may God Who neither sleepeth nor
slumbereth defend and govern you at all times by
the guardianship of His Angels. Amen.
This may He deign... May the blessing...
Blessing at Compline
M
ay the Lord send upon you the stillness of a
holy slumber, and preserve you from the
illusions of the Devils deceits. Amen.
So that taking your rest, ye may sleep in the
flesh in such wise that, in your hearts, ye may ably
keep vigil unto God, in a worthy manner. Amen.
That when the hour to rise from sleep is with
you, ye may be able to gird yourselves with the
power of God. Amen. This may He... May the ...
Blessing at Matins
M
ay the brilliance of the eternal Light quicken
you, and may the Sun of righteousness
enlighten your hearts with the rays of His everlast-
ing Divinity. Amen.
And may He that hath made this day blessed
with spiritual gladness enrich you with the grace of
heavenly gifts and beautify you with the precepts
of a holy way of life, that ye may be made His
peculiar people. Amen.
So that ye may be glad in the present celebration
offered worthily unto God, and repose with the
Angels in unending rest. Amen.
This may He deign... May the blessing...
Another at Matins
F
rom heaven may the Sun of righteousness
dawn in you, and the Holy Spirit enlighten
you with the ardour of Divine charity. Amen.
And may ye that keep watch unto God in the
morning praises pass through this day with pros-
perous steps. Amen.
And may ye so please God by the actions of the
day, that ye may be worthy to be united with Him
in joys everlasting. Amen.
This may He deign... May the blessing...
Another at Matins
M
ay He quicken you with spiritual life Who
brought you to the beginning of this day.
Amen.
That being cleansed of the nights impurities,
with prompt devotion ye may persevere with God
in Divine praises. Amen.
And may ye be kept so worthy of God that here,
with a joyful life, and also in eternal life, ye may
deserve to live with Him. Amen.
This may He deign... May the blessing...
Blessing at the First Hour
M
ay almighty God bless you with His mercy,
and infuse you with the perception of saving
wisdom. Amen.
May He nourish you with the teaching of the
Catholic Faith, and grant you to persevere in holy
deeds. Amen.
May He turn your steps back from error and
reveal to you the way of peace and charity. Amen.
This may He deign... May the blessing...
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Final Blessing
The solemn blessings above follow the main collect of the main Hours. At the end of every Hour (except the First) is given
the simple blessing.
1
The Bishop or Abbot sings, in the preces-tone (p. xxii):
\ Our help is in the nme of the Lord.
[ Who hath made heaven nd the earth.
\ Blessed be the nme of the Lord.
[ From henceforth and for vermore.
\ The Lord be wth you. [ And with thy sprit.
He blesses the people thrice, singing in collect-tone:
Let us pray. May the blessing of almighty God,
the 4 44 44 Father and the 4 44 44 Son and the 4 44 44 Holy Spirit,
come down upon you and remain for ever. Amen.
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Common of Saints
If the feast of a Saint be kept, the antiphons, chapters,
hymns, versicles, collects, & invitatoria in the following
Common replace those given in the Psalters weekly course.
But if the Antiphonary contain propers for the Saint, they in
turn replace the texts of this Common.
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Apostles & Evangelists
in Paschaltide
1
First Vespers
Psalms of the day are sung under one antiphon (ant.:):

Light un-end-ing | shall shine up-on Thy

Saints, and an e- ter-ni-ty of ag-es, al-le-

lu- ya - - - - - - .
Propter chapter, else: Now ye are no more strangers
and foreigners, but ye are fellow citizens with the
saints, and the domestics of God: built upon the
foundation of the Apostles and Prophets. [ Thanks
be to God. Eph 2:19 Resp.:

His Na- za-rites | are made white, al-

le- lu- ya, they gave glo-ry un-

to God, al- le- lu- ya, And like milk

**

are they curd-led, Al- le- lu- ya, al-


This ant. is known
as the short Light
unending.
1
Paschaltide lasts from Pascha to Whitsaturday.
2
Tristes erant, by St. Ambrose

le- lu- ya. \ Their sound hath gone forth

in- to all the earth, and their words un-to

the ends of the world. And like...

Glo- ry be to the Fa-ther and to the Son,

and to the Ho-ly Spi- rit. Alleluya...


Hymn from the Oct. of Pascha to Ascension
2

The hench-men of the hell-ish one Con-

demned to pain-ful death the Prince And

Lord of the A-post-les, whence They suf-


-
fered sor-row and sad-ness. (A- men.)
Creator of all things, we pray
Upon this Paschal jubilee:
Protect Thy people. Defend them
From all the furyand force of death.
4 44 44 Thou that art risen from the dead,
Our Master, glory be to Thee
With Father and Holy Spirit,
To th ages of eternity. Amen.
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Hymn from Ascension to Whitsunday:

The hench-men of the hell-ish one Con-

demned to pain-ful death the Prince And

Lord of the A-post-les, whence They suf-


,
fered sor-row and sad-ness. (A- men.)
Be our joy and our jubilee,
Who art our future prize. In Thee
May all our praise and glory be,
From all time to eternity.
4 44 44 Thou that dost rise above the stars,
Our Master, glory be to Thee
With Father and Holy Spirit
To th ages of eternity. Amen.
\ The disciples rejoiced.
[ When they saw the Lord, alleluya.
,
Daugh-ters of Je- ru-sa-lem, | come ye and

be-hold the Mar-tyr


1
with the di- a- dem
,
where-with the Lord crown-ed Him in the
,
day of so-lem-ni- ty and glad-ness, al- le- lu-

ya, al- le- lu- ya - - - - - - - - - .

Magnificat, Gospel tone 1, p. 466.


Proper collect, else: Hearken, O Lord, unto Thy
people supplicating Thee, with the patronage of
Thy holy Apostle N.: that defended always by
Thy help, they may be able to serve Thee in
steadfast piety. 4 44 44 Through our Lord Jesus Christ
Thy Son, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the
unity of the Holy Spirit, God through all the ages
of ages. Amen.
Compline
Paschal Compline is not altered.
Matins

inv. Let the Saints be joy-ful in the Lord. | Al-

le- lu- ya.


Hymn as for Vespers above. Ant. at the Nocturn:

Your sor-row, | al- le- lu-ya, shall be turned

to joy, al- le- lu- ya - - - - - - .

3 Psalms, in tone 6.
Three Psalms are said, according to the order of Nocturns
from the Common of Apostles outside Paschaltide. That is,
the first time in the week this Common is used, the Psalms
are from the 1st Nocturn, p. 220; the 2nd time in the week
from the 2nd Nocturn, p. 222, etc. The same is done for other
Saints falling in P.T., for in P.T. there are only iii lessons.
\ The disciples rejoiced.
[ When they saw the Lord, alleluya.
The lessons are proper to the Apostle.
The Cantor sings
Ps. 94, Vente, in
tone 6 (p. 486):
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Pss. 18, 33, 44, p. 220,
or Pss. 46, 60, 63, p. 222,
or Pss. 74, 96, 98, p. 225.
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The Martyr is Christ, so the word is not changed for any feast.
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Resp. 1

With great pow- er | the A- post-

les gave Tes-ti- mo- ny of the Re-

sur-rec- tion of Je- sus Christ our


.
Lord, al- le- lu- ya, al- le- lu- ya.

\ Filled in- deed with the Ho-ly Spi-

rit, they spake, with con-fid- ence, Testimony.


Resp. 2

These are | the new lambs that have de-

clared them- selves, al- le- lu- ya.

They are now come in-to the fonts, they

are filled with splen-dour, al-le- lu- ya, al-


-
le- lu- ya. \ In sight of the Lamb

they are cloth-ed with white robes, and palms

are in their hands. They are now...


Resp. 3 is His Nazarites... as at Vespers, p. 210.
\ The voice of rejoicing and salvation.
[ Is in the tents of the righteous, alleluya.
Lauds
The Sun. Psalms are sung, p. 16, under these antiphons:

Thy Saints, O Lord, | shall blos-som as the

li- ly, al- le- lu- ya, and as the frag-rance of

bal-sam shall they be be-fore Thee, al- le- lu-

ya. Ps. 92, Glory be, tone 8.

O ye Saints | and right-eous, re-joice in the

Lord, al- le- lu- ya. God hath cho-sen you for

His in-he- ri-tance, al- le- lu- ya.

Ps. 99, Glory be, tone 8.

With-in the veil, | O Lord, Thy Saints cry out,

al- le- lu- ya, al- le- lu- ya, al- le- lu- ya.
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Pss. 62 & 66, Glory be, tone 1.

Ye spi-rits | and souls of the right-eous, say



a hymn un- to our God, al- le- lu- ya, al- le-

lu-ya. Benedcite, tone 8.

In the hea-ven-ly king-dom | is the dwel-ling

of the Saints, al- le- lu- ya, and their re-pose

is for ev- er, al- le- lu- ya - - - - - - - - .

Pss. 148-150, Glory be, tone 7.


Hymn
1

With bright and pas-chal joy the sun, By

sun-beams, fills the world with light, And

Christs A-post-les pre-sent- ly Be-hold Him


-
with their bo-dily sight. (A- men.)
Christs wounds are witnessd by them
Within His light-bestrewing flesh;
With clarion voices they confess
The Lord is risen from the dead.
O Christ, most kind and clement King,
Claim Thy possession of our hearts,
That we may pay our debts to Thee
With praises never-ceasingly.
Until Ascension the last 2 stanzas are:
Creator of all things, we pray
Upon this Paschal jubilee:
Protect Thy people. Defend them
From all the furyand force of death.
4 44 44 Thou that art risen from the dead,
Our Master, glory be to Thee
With Father and Holy Spirit
To th ages of eternity. Amen.
After Ascension the melody as on p. 211, & last 2 stanzas:
Be our joy and our jubilee,
Who art our future prize. In Thee
May all our praise and glory be,
From all time to eternity.
4 44 44 Thou that dost rise above the stars,
Our Master, glory be to Thee
With Father and Holy Spirit
To th ages of eternity. Amen.
\ Rejoice in the Lord, O ye righteous.
[ Praise is meet for the upright, alleluya.

Light un-end-ing | shall shine up-on Thy Saints,


,,,,
O Lord, al- le- lu- ya, and an e- ter- ni-

ty of ag- es, al- le- lu- ya, al- le- lu- ya, ...
1
Claro paschli, St. Ambrose. Ascensiontide melody, p. 211.
Propter chapter,
else Now ye are, as
above at Vespers.
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,,,
al- le- lu- ya - - - - - - - - - .

Benedctus, Gospel tone 1, p. 466.


Proper collect, else Hearken as at Vespers, p. 211.
First Hour
Psalms 53, 118a, & 118b are sung, pp. 26-27, under the ant.
Thy Saints O Lord, p. 212.
Third Hour
The ant. on the Psalms is O ye Saints & righteous, p. 212.
Proper chapter, else Now ye are as at Vespers, p. 210.

Resp. Your sor-row, | Al-le-lu-ya, al-le- lu-ya.

\ Shall be turned to joy. choir: Alleluya...

Glo-ry be to the Fa-ther and to the Son and

to the Ho-ly Spi- rit. choir: Your sorrow...


\ Precious in the sight of the Lord.
[ Is the death of His Saints, alleluya.
Proper collect, else Hearken as at Vespers, p. 211.
Sixth Hour
The ant. on the Psalms is Within the veil, p. 212.
Proper chapter, else Now ye are as at Vespers, p. 210.

Resp. Pre-cious in the sight of the Lord, | Al-le-

lu-ya, al-le- lu- ya.


choir: Precious...

\ Is the death of His Saints.


choir: Alleluya...

Glo-ry be to the Fa-ther and to the Son and

to the Ho-ly Spi- rit.



choir: Precious...
\ Rejoice in the Lord, O ye righteous.
[ Praise is meet for the upright, alleluya.
Proper collect, else Hearken as at Vespers, p. 211.
Ninth Hour
The ant. on the Psalms is In the heavenly kingdom, p. 212.
Proper chapter, else Now ye are as at Vespers, p. 210.

Resp. Re-joice in the Lord, O ye right-eous, |

Al-le-lu-ya, al- le- lu-ya.


choir: Rejoice...

\ Praise is meet for the up-right.


Alleluya...

Glo-ry be to the Fa-ther and to the Son and

to the Ho-ly Spi- rit.


choir: Rejoice...
\ The voice of rejoicing and salvation.
[ Is in the tents of the righteous, alleluya.
Proper collect, else Hearken as at Vespers, p. 211.
Second Vespers
Psalms from the Common of Apostles outside P.T., p. 230,
under the ant. Thy Saints O Lord shall blossom, p. 212.
Proper chapter, else Now are ye as above at 1st Vespers.
This ant. is
called the
long Light
unending.
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If it be a double feast the Resp. His Nazarites, p. 210;
otherwise there is no Resp.
Hymn With bright & paschal joy, as for Lauds, p. 213.
The ant. on Magnficat is the short Light unending, p. 210.
Proper collect, else Hearken as at Vespers, p. 211.
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Saint in Paschaltide,
with Ruling of the Choir
When in Paschaltide the ruled feast is kept of one Martyr or
Confessor, the following Common shall be used.
First Vespers
Psalms of the day. Ant. is the short Light unending, p. 210.
Propter chapter; else the chapter from the Saints Common
outside Paschaltide.
Resp.
,,
Daugh-ters | of Je- ru-sa- lem, come ye

and be-hold the Mar- tyr with the di- a-


.
dem where-with the Lord crown- ed

Him In the day of so-lem-ni- ty and


`
**

of glad- ness, Al-le- - - - - - - - - - -
.
lu- ya. \ For He hath streng-thened

the bars of thy gates. He hath bles-sed thy

sons with-in thee.


In the day...

Glo-ry be to the Fa-ther and to the

Son and to the Ho-ly Spi- rit. Alleluya...


Hymn from the Common outside Paschaltide, but with:
\ Your sorrow.
[ Shall be turned to joy, alleluya.
The ant. on Magnficat is Daughters of Jerusalem, p. 211.
Propter collect, else that given in the Common outside P.T.
for the class of Saint being celebrated.
Matins
The inv. is Let the Saints be joyful, p. 211. Ps. 94.
Hymn from the Common outside Paschaltide.
The ant. on the Psalms is Your sorrow, p. 211. Three
Psalms are sung, according to the order of Nocturns in the
Common outside Paschaltide. That is, the first time in the
week this Common is used, the Psalms are from the 1st
Nocturn of the Common outside P.T.; the 2nd time in the
week from the 2nd Nocturn, etc.
\ Precious in the sight of the Lord.
[ Is the death of His Saints, alleluya.
But note that when there is a proper ant. given for the Saint
upon the Psalms, then the versicle is:
\ Your sorrow.
[ Shall be turned to joy, alleluya.
There will be iii lessons, proper to the Saint.
Resp. 1

Bles-sed is | the man that fear-eth


-
*

the Lord, al- le- lu- ya. In His com-


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mand- ments shall he great-ly de-light, al-


-
le- lu- ya, al- le- lu- ya, al- le- lu-

ya. \ His seed shall be migh-ty up-

on the earth; the ge-ne-ra-tion of the up-

right shall be blessed.


In His...
Resp. 2

Pre- cious | in the sight of the Lord,

al- le- lu- ya, Is the death of


-
His Saints, al- le- lu- ya. \ In

the pre- sence of all His peo-ple.


Is...
Resp. 3 is Daughters of Jerusalem, as at Vespers, p. 215.
\ The voice of rejoicing and salvation.
[ Is in the tents of the righteous, alleluya.
At Lauds the same Psalms & ant.s as for Apostles, p. 212.
Propter chapter; else the chapter from the Saints Common
outside Paschaltide.
Hymn from the Common outside Paschaltide, except with:
\ Rejoice in the Lord, O ye righteous.
[ Praise is meet for the upright, alleluya.
The ant. on Benedctus is the long Light unending, p. 213.
Propter collect, else that given in the Common outside P.T.
for the class of Saint being celebrated.
Little Hours
The antiphons, responsories, versicles, & responses are the
same as for the Common of Apostles in Paschaltide, p. 214.
Second Vespers
Psalms of the day under the ant. Thy Saints O Lord, p. 212.
Propter chapter; else the chapter from the Saints Common
outside Paschaltide.
If it be a double feast the Resp. Daughters of Jerusalem, p.
215; otherwise there is no Resp.
Hymn from the Common outside Paschaltide, except with:
\ Rejoice in the Lord, O ye righteous.
[ Praise is meet for the upright, alleluya.
The ant. on Magnficat is the short Light unending, p. 210.
And note that when this ant. has been sung at Vespers, then
for commemorating a Saint the long Light unending shall
be sung instead.
Propter collect, else that given in the Common outside P.T.
for the class of Saint being celebrated.
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Saint in Paschaltide,
without Ruling of the Choir
When in Paschaltide the unruled feast is kept of one Martyr
or Confessor, the following Common shall be used.
First Vespers
Psalms of the day, with the matching ant. Alleluya.
Chapter & Hymn from the Common outside P.T. but with:
\ Your sorrow.
[ Shall be turned to joy, alleluya.
Ant. on Magnficat is Daughters of Jerusalem, p. 211.
Matins
Everything up to Lauds is done as in the Common of a Saint
with ruling of the choir.
At Lauds, Sun. Psalms with one ant. Thy Saints O Lord, p.
212.
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Propter chapter; else the chapter from the Saints Common
outside Paschaltide.
Hymn from the Common outside Paschaltide, except with:
\ Rejoice in the Lord, O ye righteous.
[ Praise is meet for the upright, alleluya.
The ant. on Benedctus is the short Light unending, p. 213.
Propter collect, else that given in the Common outside P.T.
for the class of Saint being celebrated.
Little Hours
The antiphons, responsories, versicles, & responses are the
same as for the Common of Apostles in Paschaltide, p. 214.
The chapters, however, are from the Common outside P.T.
Second Vespers
Everything is done as at 2nd Vespers for the Common with
ruling of the choir, above on p. 216.
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Multiple Saints in Paschaltide
without Ruling of the Choir
When in Paschaltide the unruled feast is kept of more than
one Martyr or Confessor, the following Common is used.
First Vespers
Psalms of the day, with the matching ant. Alleluya.
Chapter & Hymn from the Common outside P.T. but with:
\ Your sorrow.
[ Shall be turned to joy, alleluya.
Ant. on Magnficat is Daughters of Jerusalem, p. 211.
Matins
The inv. is Let the Saints be joyful, p. 211. Ps. 94.
Hymn from the Common outside Paschaltide.
The ant. on the Psalms is Your sorrow, p. 211. Three
Psalms are sung, according to the order of Nocturns in the
Common outside Paschaltide. That is, the first time in the
week this Common is used, the Psalms are from the 1st
Nocturn of the Common outside P.T.; the 2nd time in the
week from the 2nd Nocturn, etc.
\ Precious in the sight of the Lord.
[ Is the death of His Saints, alleluya.
There will be iii lessons, proper to the Saint.
Resp. 1

Your sor-row, | al- le- lu- ya, Shall be turn-


, -
ed to joy, al- le- lu-ya, al- le- lu-

ya. \ And the world shall re- joice,

but ye shall be made sor-row-ful. Yet your

sor- row.
Shall be...
Resp. 2 is Precious in the sight, p. 216.
Resp. 3
-
Light un-end- ing | shall shine up-on Thy

Saints, O Lord, And an e- ter- ni-ty

**
,
of ag- es, Al- le- lu- ya, al- le-

lu- ya. \ The voice of re- joic-ing

and sal-va- tion is in the tents of the

right-eous.
And an eternity...
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Glo-ry be to the Fa-ther and to the

Son and to the Ho-ly Spi- rit. Alleluya.


\ The voice of rejoicing and salvation.
[ Is in the tents of the righteous, alleluya.
At Lauds the same Psalms & ant.s as for Apostles, p. 212.
Propter chapter; else that from the Common outside P.T.
Hymn from the Common outside Paschaltide, except with:
\ Rejoice in the Lord, O ye righteous.
[ Praise is meet for the upright, alleluya.
The ant. on Benedctus is the long Light unending, p. 213.
Propter collect, else that given in the Common outside P.T.
for the class of Saint being celebrated.
Little Hours
The antiphons, responsories, versicles, & responses are the
same as for the Common of Apostles in Paschaltide, p. 214.
But the chapters are from the Common outside P.T.
Second Vespers
Feasts of this rank do not have a 2nd Vespers.
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First Vespers
Psalms of the day are sung, under this single ant.:

Be brave in bat-tle, | and wage war with the

an-cient ser-pent, and ye shall win an ev- er-

last-ing king-dom, al - le- lu- ya - - - - - -

- - - . Psalms, tone 1.
But from Septuagesima to Pascha instead of alleluya:

king-dom, saith the Lord.


Chapter: Now ye are no more strangers and
foreigners, but ye are fellow citizens with the
saints, and the domestics of God: built upon the
foundation of the Apostles and Prophets. [ Thanks
be to God. Eph 2:19 Resp.:

Who are these | that fly as

clouds, And like the doves un- to

their win- dows? \ Whit-er than

snow, pur- er than milk, more rud-dy than

the old i- vo- ry.


And like...

Glo-ry be to the Fa- ther and to the Son

and to the Ho-ly Spi- rit.


And like...
Hymn Annue Xpiste. The first stanza from the proper for
the day. The 2nd stanza as follows:

O Christ, give com-mand, | Mas-ter and King


(In all other ant.s we
say to all ages
instead of alleluya.)
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of ag- es, That through (his) good prayrs

For us, which so well please Thee, The deeds

where-by we Have sinned towards Thee griev-

ous-ly May be all- un-done By (his) glo-



rious en-treat-ies. (A- men.)
Redeemer, safekeep what Thy hands wrought in
glory, | What by holy light from Thy countenance
was sealed. | Let them not be rent by satanic wiles
and snares, | Since on their account Thou didst pay
the price of death.
Weep for Thy servants deprivd of their free-
dom; | Free sinners from sin; those in chains exalt
again. | Kind King, cause those whom Thou, by
Thy blood, didst redeem | To know joy with Thee
ever and unendingly.
4 44 44 To Thee, O Jesus, blessd Master, be glory, |
Renown and virtue, power and authority, | Like-
wise the Father and the Holy Paraclete | With
Whom Thou dost reign, God before eternity. Amen.
\ Their sound hath gone forth into all the earth.
[ And their words unto the ends of the world.
Choir, the ant.:

Bles-sed shall ye be | when men shall hate

you and shall se- pa-rate you and re- proach

you, and shall cast out your name as ev- il

for the Son of mans sake. Be glad and re-

joice, for be-hold, your re-ward is great in

hea-ve - - - - - - - - - - n.

Magnficat, Gospel tone 1, p. 466.


Collect of the vigil, if one is given; else the Collect of the
feast-day. If there is procession of any Apostle not having a
proper vigil Collect, this is said at Procession:
Collect: We beseech Thee, almighty God, that
our devotion which doth anticipate the natality of
blessed N., Thine Apostle, may abound through
the care of his intercession. 4 44 44 Through our Lord
Jesus Christ Thy Son, Who liveth and reigneth
with Thee in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God
through all the ages of ages. Amen.
Matins

inv. The Lord, the King of A- post- les, |

O come, let us wor-ship Him. Ps. 94, 475.


Hymn Annue Xpiste, p. 218 (simple feast melody, p. 502).
FIRST NOCTURN
Ant.s proper to the Saint; else those which here follow:

Their sound hath gone forth. tone 2.


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Psalm 18Cli enrrant
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he heavens declare the glory of God : and
the firmament proclaimeth the work of His
hands. Day unto day poureth forth speech : and
night unto night proclaimeth knowledge. There
are no tongues nor words : in which their voices
are not heard. Their sound hath gone forth into
all the earth : and their words unto the ends of the
world. In the sun hath He set His tabernacle : and
He, like a bridegroom coming forth from his
chamber, Will rejoice like a giant to run his
course : from the outermost border of heaven is
His going forth, And His goal is unto the
outermost part of heaven : and there shall no man
hide himself from His heat. The law of the Lord
is blameless, converting souls : the testimony of
the Lord is trustworthy, bringing wisdom to
infants. The statutes of the Lord are upright,
gladdening the heart : the commandment of the
Lord is far-shining, enlightening the eyes. The
fear of the Lord is pure, enduring for ever and
ever : the judgments of the Lord are true,
altogether justified, More to be desired than
gold and much precious stone : and sweeter than
honey and the honeycomb. Yea, for Thy servant
keepeth them : in keeping them there is much
reward. As for transgressions, who will
understand them? : From my secret sins cleanse
me, and from those of others spare Thy servant.
If they have not dominion over me, then
blameless shall I be : and I shall be cleansed from
great sin. And the sayings of my mouth shall be
unto Thy good pleasure : and the meditation of
my heart shall be before Thee for ever, O Lord,
my helper : and redeemer. 4 44 44 Glory be to the
Father and to the Son : and to the Holy Spirit. As
it was in the beginning, and now and always : and
unto the ages of ages. Amen. ant.:

Their sound hath gone forth | in- to all the

earth, and their words un-to the ends of the

world.

The right-eous. tone 7.


Psalm 33Benedcam
I
will bless the Lord at all times : His praise
shall continually be in my mouth. In the
Lord shall my soul be praised : let the meek hear
and be glad. O magnify the Lord with me : and
let us exalt His name together. I sought the Lord,
and He heard me : and delivered me from all my
tribulations. Come unto Him and be enlightened
: and your faces shall not be ashamed. This poor
man cried, and the Lord heard him : and saved
him out of all his tribulations. The angel of the
Lord will encamp round about them that fear Him
: and will deliver them. O taste and see that the
Lord is good : blessed is the man that hopeth in
Him. O fear the Lord, all ye His saints : for there
is no want to them that fear Him. Rich men have
turned poor and gone hungry : but they that seek
the Lord shall not be deprived of any good thing.
Come ye children, hearken unto me : I will teach
you the fear of the Lord. What man is there that
desireth life : who loveth to see good days?
Keep thy tongue from evil : and thy lips from
speaking guile. Turn away from evil, and do
good : seek peace, and pursue it. The eyes of the
Lord are upon the righteous : and His ears are
opened unto their supplication. The face of the
Lord is against them that do evil : utterly to
destroy the remembrance of them from the earth.
The righteous cried, and the Lord heard them :
and He delivered them out of all their
tribulations. The Lord is nigh unto them that are
of a contrite heart : and He will save the humble
of spirit. Many are the tribulations of the
righteous : and the Lord shall deliver them out of
them all. The Lord keepeth all their bones : not
one of them shall be broken. The death of
sinners is evil : and they that hate the righteous
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shall do wrong. The Lord will redeem the souls
of His servants : and none of them will do wrong
that hope in Him. 4 44 44 Glory be to the Father and
to the Son : and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in
the beginning, and now and always : and unto the
ages of ages. Amen. ant.:

The right-eous | cri- ed and the Lord heard

them.

Thou shalt make them. tone 7.


Psalm 44Eructvit
M
y heart hath poured forth a good word : I
speak of my works to the king. My
tongue is the pen : of a swiftly writing scribe.
Comely art Thou in beauty more than the sons of
men; grace hath been poured forth on Thy lips :
wherefore God hath blessed Thee for ever. Gird
Thy sword upon Thy thigh : O Mighty One, In
Thy comeliness and Thy beauty : and bend Thy
bow, and proceed prosperously, and be king,
Because of truth and meekness and
righteousness : and Thy right hand shall guide
Thee wondrously. Thine arrows are sharp, O
Mighty One : (under Thee shall peoples fall)
sharp in the heart of the enemies of the king.
Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever : a
sceptre of uprightness is the sceptre of Thy
kingdom. Thou hast loved righteousness and
hated iniquity : wherefore God, Thy God, hath
anointed Thee with the oil of gladness more than
Thy fellows. Myrrh and stacte and cassia exhale
from Thy garments : from the ivory palaces,
whereby they have made Thee glad, they the
daughters of kings in Thine honour. At Thy
right hand stood the queen, arrayed in a vesture
of inwoven gold : adorned in varied colours.
Hearken, O daughter, and see, and incline thine
ear : and forget thine own people and thy fathers
house. And the King shall greatly desire thy
beauty : for He Himself is thy Lord, and thou
shalt worship Him. And Him shall the daughters
of Tyre worship with gifts : the rich among the
people shall entreat thy countenance. All the
glory of the daughter of the King is within, with
gold-fringed garments is she arrayed : adorned in
varied colours. The virgins that follow after her
shall be brought unto the King : those near her
shall be brought unto Thee. They shall be
brought with gladness and rejoicing : they shall
be brought into the temple of the King. In the
stead of thy fathers, sons are born to thee : thou
shalt make them princes over all the earth. I shall
commemorate thy name : in every generation and
generation. Therefore shall peoples give praise
unto thee for ever : and unto the ages of ages. 4 44 44
Glory be to the Father and to the Son : and to the
Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning, and now
and always : and unto the ages of ages. Amen.

Thou shalt make them | princ-es ov-er all

the earth; they shall com-me-mo-rate Thy

name, O Lor - - - - - - - - d.
\ Their sound hath gone forth into all the earth.
[ And their words unto the ends of the world.
Our Father, etc., & lessons proper to the Saint.
Resp. 1

Be-hold, | I send you as sheep in the

midst of wolves, sa- ith the

Lord. Be ye there-fore wise as ser-


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pents and sim-ple as doves.

\ Whilst ye have the light, be-lieve in

the light, that ye may be the child-ren

of light, saith the Lord. Be ye...


Resp. 2

Take up | My yoke up- on you, sa-

ith the Lord, and learn of Me, for I

am meek and low-ly of heart, For My

yoke is sweet, and My

bur- den light. \ And ye shall find

rest to your souls. For My yoke...


Resp. 3

When ye stand | be-fore kings and go-

ver- nors, take not a- ny thought how or

what to speak, For it shall be giv-en

you in that hour what to

speak. \ For it is not you, not you

that speak, but the Spi-rit of your Fa-ther that

speak- eth with-in you. For it shall...

Glo-ry be to the Fa-ther and to the

Son and to the Ho-ly Spi- rit. For it...


SECOND NOCTURN

The princ-es of the peo-ples. tone 8.
Psalm 46Omnes gentes
C
lap your hands, all ye nations : shout unto
God with a voice of rejoicing. For the Lord
Most High is terrible : a great King over all the
earth. He hath subdued peoples under us : and
nations under our feet. He hath chosen us for
His inheritance : the beauty of Jacob, which He
loved. God is gone up in jubilation : the Lord
with the voice of the trumpet. O chant unto our
God, chant ye : chant unto our King, chant ye.
For God is king of all the earth : O chant ye with
understanding. God is king over the nations :
God sitteth upon His holy throne. The princes of
the peoples are gathered together with the God of
Abraham : for Gods mighty ones of the earth are
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greatly exalted. 4 44 44 Glory be to the Father and to
the Son : and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the
beginning, and now and always : and unto the
ages of ages. Amen. ant.:

The princ-es of the peo-ples | are gath-ered to-

geth-er with the God of Ab-ra-ham.

Thou hast giv-en. tone 8.


Psalm 60Exadi Deus i
H
earken, O God, unto my supplication :
attend unto my prayer. From the ends of
the earth unto Thee have I cried, when my heart
was despondent : on a rock hast Thou lifted me
on high. Thou hast guided me, for Thou art
become my hope : a tower of strength against the
face of the enemy. I will dwell in Thy tabernacle
unto the ages : I shall be sheltered in the shelter of
Thy wings. For Thou, O God, hast heard my
prayers : Thou hast given an inheritance to them
that fear Thy name. Days shalt Thou add to the
days of the king : his years unto days for
generation and generation. He shall abide before
the face of God in the age to come : as for His
mercy and truth, who shall seek them out? So
will I chant unto Thy name unto the ages : that I
may pay my vows from day to day. 4 44 44 Glory be
to the Father and to the Son : and to the Holy
Spirit. As it was in the beginning, and now and
always : and unto the ages of ages. Amen.
Choir, the ant.:

Thou hast giv-en | an in- he- ri-tance to them

that fear Thy name, O Lord.

They de-clar-ed. tone 8.


Psalm 63Exadi Deus ii
H
earken, O God, unto my prayer, when I
make supplication unto Thee : rescue my
soul from fear of the enemy. Shelter me from the
concourse of them that do wickedness : from the
multitude of them that work unrighteousness.
They have sharpened their tongues like a sword,
they have bent their bow, a bitter thing : that they
may shoot in secret at the blameless man.
Suddenly shall they shoot at him and shall not
fear : they have strengthened themselves in a
wicked word. They have spoken of hiding
snares : they said: Who shall see them? They
have searched after iniquity : in searching they
are grown weary of searching. A man shall draw
nigh, and the heart is deep : and God shall be
exalted. As an arrow of infants are their blows :
and their tongues are made strengthless against
them. All that saw them were troubled : and
every man was afraid. And they declared the
works of God : and His deeds they understood.
The righteous man shall be glad in the Lord, and
shall hope in Him : and all the upright in heart
shall be praised. 4 44 44 Glory be to the Father and to
the Son : and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the
beginning, and now and always : and unto the
ages of ages. Amen. ant.:

They de-clar-ed | the works of God, and His

deeds they un-der-stoo - - - - - - - - d.


\ Thou shalt make them princes over all the earth.
[ They shall commemorate Thy name, O Lord.
Our Father... \ And lead us not into temptation.
[ But deliver us from evil.
Grant, O Lord, to bless, etc., & proper lessons.
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Resp. 4

I saw | men gath-ered to-geth- er, hav-

ing on bright-shin-ing gar-ments, and


.
an An-gel of the Lord spake un- to me,
,
*

say- ing: These are ho- ly men, who

be-came the friends of God.

\ I saw an An-gel of God fly-ing

through the midst of hea- ven, cry-ing out in

a loud voice and say- ing: These are holy...


Resp. 5

These are men | who have the vic- tory,

and are the friends of God. Set-ting at naught

the com-mands of prin- ces, they be-came


,
*

wor- thy of e- ter-nal re- com-pense.


,
Now they are giv-en crowns, and they

re-ceive the palm. \ These are

they who are come out of great tri-bu-

la- tion and have wash-ed their robes in



the blood of the Lamb. Now they...
Resp. 6

They were | be-fore the Lord with- out com-

plaint, and made no schi- sm one from

the o- ther. They drank the cha-

**

lice of the Lord, And they be-came
`
the friends of God. \ They de-liv- ered

up their bo-dies for Gods sake un-to tor-

ments; there-fore they are crown-ed and


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they re-ceive the palm. They drank...

Glo-ry be to the Fa-ther and to the Son

and to the Ho-ly Spi- rit. And they...


THI RD NOCTURN

The horn of the right-eous man. tone 6.
Psalm 74Confitbimur Tibi
W
E will confess Thee, O God, we will
confess Thee : and we will call upon Thy
name. I will tell of all Thy wonders : when I am
given the appointed time, I will judge uprightly.
The earth is melted and all that dwell therein : it
is I that made steadfast the pillars thereof. I said
to the transgressors: Do not transgress : and to the
sinners: Lift not up the horn. Lift not up your
horn on high : and speak not unrighteousness
against God. For judgment cometh not from the
byways, nor from the west : nor from the desert
mountains; for God is judge. This man He
humbleth, and another He exalteth : for in the
hand of the Lord there is a brimming cup of
unmingled wine. And He hath inclined it from
side to side, but the dregs thereof were not fully
emptied out : all the sinners of the earth shall
drink of them. But as for me, I will rejoice for
ever : I will chant unto the God of Jacob. And all
the horns of the sinners will I break : but the horn
of the righteous man shall be exalted. 4 44 44 Glory
be to the Father and to the Son : and to the Holy
Spirit. As it was in the beginning, and now and
always : and unto the ages of ages. Amen. ant.:

The horn of the right-eous man | shall be ex-al-



ted, al- le- lu- ya. (un-to ag- es.)

A light hath dawned. tone 6.


Psalm 96Dminus regnvit
T
he Lord is king, let the earth rejoice : let
the many islands be glad. Clouds and
darkness are round about Him : righteousness
and judgment are the establishment of His
throne. Fire shall go before Him : and shall burn
up His enemies round about. His lightnings
have shone forth throughout the world : the earth
saw it and was shaken. The mountains melted
like wax at the presence of the Lord : at the
presence of the Lord of all the earth. The
heavens declared His righteousness : and all the
peoples saw His glory. Let all be put to shame
that worship graven things : that boast
themselves of their idols. Worship Him, all ye
His angels : Sion heard and was glad. And the
daughters of Judea rejoiced : because of Thy
judgments, O Lord. For Thou art Lord Most
High over all the earth : Thou art exalted far
above all the gods. Ye that love the Lord, see to
it that ye hate evil : the Lord preserveth the souls
of His saints; from the hand of the sinner shall He
deliver them. A light hath dawned forth for the
righteous man : and gladness for the upright of
heart. Be glad in the Lord, O ye righteous : and
give thanks for the remembrance of His holiness.
4 44 44 Glory be to the Father and to the Son : and to
the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning, and
now and always : and unto the ages of ages.
Amen.

ant.:

A light hath dawned forth for the right-eous

man, al- le- lu-ya, and glad-ness for the up-


But in
Septua-
gesima:
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right of heart, al- le- lu-ya.


(in Septuages.: un-to ag- es.)

They kept. tone 4.


Psalm 98Dminus regnvit
T
he Lord is king, let the peoples rage : He
sitteth on the Cherubim, let the earth be
shaken. The Lord is great in Sion : and He is
high above all peoples. Let them confess Thy
great name, for it is terrible and holy : and the
kings honour loveth judgment. Thou hast
prepared uprightness : judgment and
righteousness in Jacob hast Thou wrought. Exalt
ye the Lord our God : and worship the footstool
of His feet, for He is holy. Moses and Aaron
among His priests : and Samuel among them that
call upon His name. They called upon the Lord,
and He hearkened unto them : in a pillar of cloud
He spake unto them. For they kept His
testimonies : and His ordinances which He gave
them. O Lord our God, Thou didst hearken unto
them; O God, Thou wast fain to be entreated for
them : and yet tookest vengeance on all their
devices. Exalt ye the Lord our God, and worship
at His holy mountain : for holy is the Lord our
God. 4 44 44 Glory be to the Father and to the Son :
and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the
beginning, and now and always : and unto the
ages of ages. Amen. ant.:

They kept | His tes- ti-mo-nies and His or-

di-nan-ces, al-le- lu- ya. (Septua.: omit alleluya)


\ Exceedingly honourable are Thy friends, O Lord.
[ Their principalities are made exceeding strong.
Our Father... & lessons proper to the Apostle(s).
Resp. 7

These men dwel-ling | in the flesh plant-ed

the Church by their blood. Their

bo- dies are not part-ed from the earth,

Their right-eous deeds and prayers are in



hea- ven, and their souls are e- qual to
-
those of the Saints. \ By faith the

Saints con-quer-ed king-doms, they wrought

jus-tice, they ob-tained the prom-is-

es.
Their righteous deeds...
Resp. 8

These are men | who are ho- ly, whom the



Lord hath cho-sen in cha- ri- ty un-

feign- ed, and hath giv-en them glo-ry ev-


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