Monday, 24 December 2012

In Nativitate Domini in nocte ~ I. classis Missa Prima

Some of you may be able to attend Midnight Mass in the Usus Antiquior. For those of us unable to do so I post below the Collect and the Gospel for the Mass.

From divinumofficium.

V. Dóminus vobíscum.
R. Et cum spiritu tuo.
Deus, qui hanc sacratíssimam noctem veri lúminis fecísti illustratióne claréscere: da, quaesumus; ut, cuius lucis mystéria in terra cognóvimus, eius quoque gáudiis in coelo perfruámur:
Qui tecum vivit et regnat in unitate Spiritus Sancti Deus per omnia saecula saeculorum.
R. Amen.

V. The Lord be with you.
R. And with thy spirit.
Let us pray.
O God, Who have brightened this most holy night with the splendor of the true light, grant, we beseech You, that we may know in heaven the joy of that light which we have known mystically on earth.
Who livest and reignest with God the Father, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, world without end.
R. Amen

Munda cor meum, ac labia mea, omnípotens Deus, qui labia Isaíæ Prophétæ cálculo mundásti igníto: ita me tua grata miseratióne dignáre mundáre, ut sanctum Evangélium tuum digne váleam nuntiáre. Per Christum, Dóminum nostrum. Amen.
Iube, Dómine, benedícere. Dóminus sit in corde meo et in lábiis meis: ut digne et competénter annúntiem Evangélium suum. Amen.
V. Dóminus vobíscum.
R. Et cum spíritu tuo.
Sequéntia sancti Evangélii secundum Lucam.
R. Gloria tibi Domine!
Luc 2:1-14
In illo témpore: Exiit edíctum a Caesare Augústo, ut describerétur univérsus orbis. Haec descríptio prima facta est a praeside Sýriæ Cyríno: et ibant omnes ut profiteréntur sínguli in suam civitátem. Ascéndit autem et Ioseph a Galilaea de civitáte Názareth, in Iudaeam in civitátem David, quæ vocatur Béthlehem: eo quod esset de domo et fámilia David, ut profiterétur cum María desponsáta sibi uxóre prægnánte. Factum est autem, cum essent ibi, impléti sunt dies, ut páreret. Et péperit fílium suum primogénitum, et pannis eum invólvit, et reclinávit eum in præsépio: quia non erat eis locus in diversório. Et pastóres erant in regióne eádem vigilántes, et custodiéntes vigílias noctis super gregem suum. Et ecce, Angelus Dómini stetit iuxta illos, et cláritas Dei circumfúlsit illos, et timuérunt timóre magno. Et dixit illis Angelus: Nolíte timére: ecce enim, evangelízo vobis gáudium magnum, quod erit omni pópulo: quia natus est vobis hódie Salvátor, qui est Christus Dóminus, in civitáte David. Et hoc vobis signum: Inveniétis infántem pannis involútum, et pósitum in præsépio. Et súbito facta est cum Angelo multitúdo milítiæ coeléstis, laudántium Deum et dicéntium: Glória in altíssimis Deo, et in terra pax hóminibus bonæ voluntátis.
R. Laus tibi, Christe!
S. Per Evangelica dicta, deleantur nostra delicta.

Cleanse my heart and my lips, O almighty God, who didst cleanse the lips of the prophet Isaias with a burning coal, and vouchsafe, through Thy gracious mercy, so to purify me, that I may worthily announce Thy holy Gospel. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Give me Thy blessing, O Lord. The Lord be in my heart and on my lips, that I may worthily and in a becoming manner, proclaim His holy Gospel. Amen.
P. The Lord be with you.
S. And with thy spirit.
Continuation of the Holy Gospel according to Luke
R. Glory be to Thee, O Lord.
Luke 2:1-14
At that time, there went forth a decree from Caesar Augustus that a census of the whole world should be taken. This first census took place while Cyrinus was governor of Syria. And all were going, each to his own town, to register. And Joseph also went from Galilee out of the town of Nazareth into Judea to the town of David, which is called Bethlehem - because he was of the house and family of David - to register, together with Mary his espoused wife, who was with child. And it came to pass while they were there, that the days for her to be delivered were fulfilled. And she brought forth her firstborn Son, and wrapped Him in swaddling clothes, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn. And there were shepherds in the same district living in the fields and keeping watch over their flock by night. And behold, an angel of the Lord stood by them and the glory of God shone round about them, and they feared exceedingly. And the angel said to them, Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy which shall be to all the people; for today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you, Who is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign to you: you will find an Infant wrapped in swaddling clothes and lying in a manger. And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among men of good will.
R. Praise be to Thee, O Christ.
S. By the words of the Gospel may our sins be blotted out.

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