Friday, 25 January 2013

In Conversione S. Pauli Apostoli ~ III. classis

                                                The Conversion of Saul

Cappella Paolina, Palazzi Pontifici, Vatican     MICHELANGELO Buonarroti

From divinumofficium:

V. Dóminus vobíscum.
R. Et cum spiritu tuo.
Deus, qui univérsum mundum beáti Pauli Apóstoli prædicatióne docuísti: da nobis, quaesumus; ut, qui eius hódie Conversiónem cólimus, per eius ad te exémpla gradiámur.

Pro S. Petro
Deus, qui beáto Petro Apostolo tuo, collátis clávibus regni coeléstis, ligandi atque solvéndi pontifícium tradidísti: concéde; ut, intercessiónis eius auxílio, a peccatórum nostrórum néxibus liberémur:
Qui vivis et regnas cum Deo Patre, 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 taught the whole world by the preaching of Your blessed Apostle Paul, grant, we beseech You, that we who today celebrate his conversion may draw nearer to You by way of example.

Let us pray.
O God, Who, when giving blessed Peter, Your Apostle, the keys of the heavenly kingdom, bestowed on him the power of binding and loosing, grant that by the help of his intercession we may be delivered from the bonds of our sins.
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 1
De Actibus Apostolorum.
Acts 9:1-5
1 Saulus autem adhuc spirans minarum et caedis in discipulos Domini, accessit ad principem sacerdotum,
2 Et petiit ab eo epistolas in Damascum ad synagogas: ut si quos invenisset huius viae viros ac mulieres, vinctos perduceret in Ierusalem.
3 Et cum iter faceret, contigit ut appropinquaret Damasco: et subito circumfulsit eum lux de caelo.
4 Et cadens in terram audivit vocem dicentem sibi: Saule, Saule, quid me persequeris?
5 Qui dixit: Quis es, domine? Et ille: Ego sum Iesus, quem tu persequeris: durum est tibi contra stimulum calcitrare.

Reading 1
From the Acts of Apostles.
Acts 9:1-5
1 And Saul, as yet breathing out threatenings and slaughter against the disciples of the Lord, went to the high priest,
2 And asked of him letters to Damascus, to the synagogues: that if he found any men and women of this way, he might bring them bound to Jerusalem.
3 And as he went on his journey, it came to pass that he drew nigh to Damascus; and suddenly a light from heaven shined round about him.
4 And falling on the ground, he heard a voice saying to him: Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me?
5 Who said: Who art thou, Lord? And he: I am Jesus whom thou persecutest. It is hard for thee to kick against the goad.

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