Friday, 7 December 2012

S. Ambrosii Episcopi Confessoris et Ecclesiae Doctoris ~ III. classis





From divinumofficium.

Oratio
V. Dóminus vobíscum.
R. Et cum spiritu tuo.
Orémus.
Deus, qui pópulo tuo ætérnæ salútis beátum Ambrósium minístrum tribuísti: præsta, quaesumus; ut, quem Doctórem vitæ habúimus in terris, intercessórem habére mereámur in coelis.
Per Dominum nostrum Iesum Christum, Filium tuum: qui tecum vivit et regnat in unitate Spiritus Sancti Deus, per omnia saecula saeculorum.
R. Amen.

Orémus.
Commemoratio Feria VI infra Hebdomadam I Adventus
Excita, quaesumus, Dómine, poténtiam tuam, et veni: ut ab imminéntibus peccatórum nostrórum perículis, te mereámur protegénte éripi, te liberánte salvári:
Qui vivis et regnas cum Deo Patre, in unitate Spiritus Sancti, Deus, per omnia saecula saeculorum.
R. Amen.
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Collect
V. The Lord be with you.
R. And with thy spirit.
Let us pray.
O God, You Who have given blessed Ambrose to Your people as a help for eternal salvation, grant, we beseech you, that we may be worthy to have him as our intercessor in heaven whom we have had as a teacher of life on earth.
Through Jesus Christ, thy Son our Lord, Who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end.
R. Amen.

Let us pray.
Commemoratio Feria VI infra Hebdomadam I Adventus
Put forth Your power, O Lord, we beseech You, and come, that with You as our protector we may be rescued from the impending danger of our sins; and with You as our deliverer, may we obtain our salvation.
Who livest and reignest with God the Father, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, world without end.
R. Amen

From the Office of Matins:

Lectio 3
Ambrósius epíscopus Mediolanénsis, Ambrósii civis Románi fílius, in Urbe liberálibus disciplínis erudítus est. A Probo præfécto, Ligúriæ et Æmíliæ præpósitus, eiúsdem iussu, cum potestáte Mediolánum venit; ubi, mórtuo Auxéntio Ariáno epíscopo, pópulus de successóre deligéndo dissidébat. Quare Ambrósius, pro offícii sui múnere ecclésiam ingréssus, ut commótam seditiónem sedáret, cum multa de quiete et tranquillitáte reipúblicæ præcláre dixísset, derepénte púero Ambrósium epíscopum exclamánte, univérsi pópuli vox erúpit, Ambrósium epíscopum deposcéntis. Quare baptizátus (erat enim catechúmenus), sacris initiátus, omnibúsque órdinum grádibus de more Ecclésiæ suscéptis, episcopáli dignitáte auctus est. Quo in múnere cathólicam veritátem et disciplínam ecclesiásticam tum verbo tum scriptis ácriter deféndit, multósque Ariános, et álios hæréticos ad fidem convértit, e quibus sanctum Augustínum Iesu Christo péperit. Tot pro Ecclésia Dei labóribus curísque perfúnctus, óbiit prídie Nonas Aprílis, anno trecentésimo nonagésimo séptimo.
V. Tu autem Dómine miserére nobis.
R. Deo grátias.

Reading 3,
Ambrose, bishop of Milan, son of Ambrose, who was a Roman citizen, was educated in the City in the liberal arts. Appointed by the prefect Probus to govern Liguria and Aemelia at his order and with his authority. Ambrose went to Milan. There Auxentius the Arian bishop had died and the people were quarreling about the choice of a successor. In the exercise of his official duty, Ambrose went into the church to quell the riot that had arisen and, when he had spoken at length and eloquently on the peace and tranquility of the state, suddenly a boy's voice exclaimed, "Ambrose bishop!" Then the whole populace with one voice demanded that he be elected. And so he received baptism (for he had been only a catechumen), the other sacraments of the Christian initiation, all the degrees of orders according to the custom of the Church, and was raised to the dignity of the episcopate. In carrying of his office, he courageously defended the Catholic faith and the discipline of the Church both in speech and in writing, and converted many Arians and other heretics to the faith, among whom was St Augustine, whom he begot to Christ Jesus as his spiritual child. Worn out by all his labors and cares for the Church of God he died on April 4 in the year 397.

V. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us.
R. Thanks be to God.

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