Saturday, January 17, 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. Said the Mother of Jesus unto them: Whatsoever he commandeth , do thou.
Psalm 122.
To thee have I lifted up mine eyes:
which dwellest in the heavens.
Behold as the eyes of servants:
are in the hands of their masters.
As the eyes of the handmaid in the hands of her mistress:
so are our eyes to the Lord our God, until he have mercy on us.
Lord have mercy upon us, have mercy upon us:
because we are much replenished with contempt.
Because our soul is much replenished:
reproach to them that abound, and contempt to the proud.

Psalm 123
But that the Lord was in us, let Israel now say:
but that the Lord was in us.
When men rose up against us:
perhaps they had swallowed us alive.
When their fury was angry against us:
perhaps water had swallowed us.
Our soul hath passed through a brook:
perhaps our soul had passed through an intolerable water.
Blessed be our Lord:
which hath not given us for a prey to their teeth.
Our soul as a sparrow is delivered:
from the snare of the fowlers.
The snare is broken:
and we are delivered.
Our help is in the name of the Lord,
who made heaven and earth.

Psalm 124
They that trust in the Lord, as mount Sion:
he shall not be moved for ever, that dwelleth in Jerusalem.
Mountains round about it, and the Lord round about his people:
from henceforth, now, and for ever.
Because the Lord will not leave the rod of sinners upon the lot of the just:
that the just extend not their hands to iniquity.
Do well o Lord to the good: and right of heart.
But those that decline into bonds, our Lord shall bring with them that work iniquity:
peace upon Israel.

Ant. Said the Mother of Jesus unto them: Whatsoever he commandeth , do thou.

Zach. 9:9
Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Sion, shout for joy, O daughter of Jerusalem: BEHOLD THY KING will come to thee, the just and saviour he is.

V.Blessed is the womb of the Virgin Mary, which bore the Son of the everlasting Father.
And blessed are the paps which gave suck to Christ the Lord.

Prayer from Lauds.

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