V. Dóminus vobíscum.
R. Et cum spiritu tuo.
Deus, qui cónspicis, quia ex nulla nostra actióne confídimus: concéde propítius; ut, contra advérsa ómnia, Doctóris géntium protectióne muniámur.
Per Dominum nostrum Iesum Christum, Filium tuum: qui tecum vivit et regnat in unitate Spiritus Sancti Deus, per omnia saecula saeculorum.
V. The Lord be with you.
R. And with thy spirit.
Let us pray.
O God, You Who see that we put no trust in anything we do, mercifully grant that by the protection of the Doctor of the Gentiles we may be defended against all adversity.
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.
From the Office of Matins:
De libro Genesis
Gen 5:31; 6:1-4
31 Noë vero cum quingentorum esset annorum, genuit Sem, Cham et Iapheth.
1 Cumque cœpissent homines multiplicari super terram, et filias procreassent,
2 Videntes filii Dei filias hominum quod essent pulchrae, acceperunt sibi uxores ex omnibus, quas elegerant.
3 Dixitque Deus: Non permanebit spiritus meus in homine in aeternum, quia caro est: eruntque dies illius centum viginti annorum.
4 Gigantes autem erant super terram in diebus illis: postquam enim ingressi sunt filii Dei ad filias hominum, illaeque genuerunt, isti sunt potentes a saeculo viri famosi.
V. Tu autem, Dómine, miserére nobis.
R. Deo grátias.
R. Dixit Dominus ad Noë: Finis universae carnis venit coram me: repleta est terra iniquitate eorum,
* Et ego disperdam eos cum terra.
V. Fac tibi arcam de lignis laevigatis, mansiunculas in ea facies.
R. Et ego disperdam eos cum terra.
Lesson from the book of Genesis
Gen 5:31; 6:1-4
31 Noe, when he was five hundred years old, begot Sem, Cham, and Japheth.
1 And after that men began to be multiplied upon the earth, and daughters were born to them,
2 The sons of God seeing the daughters of men, that they were fair, took to themselves wives of all which they chose.
3 And God said: My spirit shall not remain in man for ever, because he is flesh, and his days shall be a hundred and twenty years.
4 Now giants were upon the earth in those days. For after the sons of God went in to the daughters of men, and they brought forth children, these are the mighty men of old, men of renown.
V. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us.
R. Thanks be to God.
R. The Lord said unto Noah The end of all flesh is come before Me; for the earth is filled with violence through them.
* And I will destroy them with the earth.
V. Make thee an ark of planed timber, rooms shalt thou make in it.
R. And I will destroy them with the earth.