Thursday, 6 December 2012

S. Nicolai Episcopi et Confessoris ~ III. classis Commemoratio: Feria V infra Hebdomadam I Adventus


From divinumofficium.

Oratio
V. Dóminus vobíscum.
R. Et cum spiritu tuo.
Orémus.
Deus, qui beátum Nicoláum Pontíficem innúmeris decorásti miráculis: tríbue, quaesumus; ut eius méritis et précibus a gehénnæ incéndiis liberémur.
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 V 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 made the holy Bishop Nicholas renowned for countless miracles, grant, we beseech You, that by his merits and prayers we may be saved from the fires of hell.
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 V 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







Lectio 3
Nicoláus, illústri loco Pátaræ in Lycia natus, quarta et sexta féria ab infántia ieiunávit; quam quidem consuetúdinem réliqua vita semper ténuit. Adoléscens paréntibus orbátus, facultátes suas paupéribus distríbuit. Cuius illud insígne est caritátis exémplum, quod tribus puéllis periclitántibus, congruénti pecúniæ vi in dotem constitúta, succúrrerit. In Palæstínam peregrinátus, Dei admónitu Myram, Lyciæ metrópolim, venit; ubi a provinciálibus epíscopis, Myrénsi epíscopo vita functo, præter ómnium opiniónem, miro consénsu, sufféctus est. Eo in múnere ómnium virtútum se exémplar præbuit. Cum autem contra Diocletiáni et Maximiáni edíctum christiánæ fídei veritátem prædicáret, in cárcerem coniéctus est, ubi fuit usque ad Constantínum imperatórem. Nicæno Concílio intérfuit, in quo Ariána hæresis damnáta est. Ad suos revérsus, Myræ sanctíssime óbiit. Eius corpus Bárium in Apúlia translátum, ibídem summa celebritáte cólitur.
V. Tu autem Dómine miserére nobis.
R. Deo grá
 

Reading 3
Nicolas was born in the famous city of Patar in Lycia. From his childhood he fasted every Wednesday and Friday, and maintained this custom throughout his life. Deprived of his parents in early youth, he distributed his possessions to the Poor. One example of his marvelous charity is this: he came to the aid of three girls whose virtue was endangered by providing a sum of money sufficient for their dowries. While on a pilgrimage to Palestine, he went on Gods command to Mira, the metropolitan see of Lycia, where the bishop had died. Here, contrary to all expectation he was elected to the see by a marvelous consensus of all the assembled bishops of the province. In the work of his episcopate he stood out as an example of all virtues. But when he defied the edict of Diocletian and Maximian by continuing to preach the truth of the Christian faith, he was thrown into prison, where he remained until Constantine became Emperor. He took part in the Council of Nicea, at which the Arian heresy was condemned. Returning to his own country, he died a holy death in Mira. His body transferred to Bari in Apulia and is there venerated as a most famous relic.
V. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us.
R. Thanks be to God.

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