Sunday, January 18, 2009


V. O God, come unto my assistance.
R.O lord ,make haste to help me.
Glory be to the Father.

Be mindful author of our health,
That thou sometime didst take on thee
Of a pure virgin being born,
The form of our humanity.

Mary that mother art of grace,
Of mercy mother also art,
Save and defend us from our foe,
Receive us when we hence depart.

Glory be unto thee O Lord,
That born was of the virgin pure,
With the father and the holy Ghost,
All ages ever to endure. Amen.

Under one antiphon are said:

Ant. Jesus therefore saith to his mother: Woman, behold thy son. After that, he saith to the disciple: Behold thy mother.
Psalm 125
When our Lord turned the captivity of Sion: we were made as men comforted.
Then was our mouth replenished with joy: and our tongue with joyfulness.
Then shall they say among the gentiles: our Lord hath dealt magnifically to do with them.
Our Lord hath dealt magnifically to do with us: we are made joyful.
Turn our captivity o Lord: as a brook in the south.
They that sow in tears: shall reap in joyfulness.
Going they went, and wept: casting their seeds.
But coming they shall come with jollity carrying their sheaves.

Psalm 126
Unless our Lord build the house: they have laboured in vain, that built it.
Unless our Lord shall keep the city: he watcheth in vain, that keepeth it.
It is in vain for you to rise before light: rise ye, after ye have sitten, which eat the bread of sorrow.
When he shall give sleep to his beloved behold the inheritance of our Lord, children the reward, the fruit of the womb.
As arrows in the hand of the mighty: so are the children of them that are shaken.
Blessed is the man, that hath filled his desire of them: he shall not be confounded when he shall speak to his enemies in the gate

Psalm 127
Blessed are all that fear our Lord: that walk in his ways.
Because thou shalt eat the labours of thy hands: blessed art thou, and it shall be well with thee.
Thy wife as a plentiful vine: in the sides of thy house.
Thy children as young plants of Olive trees: round about thy table.
Lo so shall the man be blessed: that feareth our Lord.
Our Lord out of Sion bless thee: and that thou mayest see the good things of Jerusalem, all the days of thy life.
And that thou mayest see thy children's children: peace upon Israel.
Ant. Jesus therefore saith to his mother: Woman, behold thy son. After that, he saith to the disciple: Behold thy mother.

Judith 13:31
Blessed art thou by thy God in every tabernacle of Jacob, for in every nation which shall hear thy name, the God of Israel shall be magnified on occasion of thee.

V.Blessed art Thou amongst women.
R. And blessed is the fruit of thy womb.

Prayer from Lauds.

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