Tuesday, February 2, 2016

The Introits, Collects, etc. Presentation of the BVM at the Temple, St. Clement

The Presentation of the BVM at the Temple
November 21

Antiphons for the Psalms and Matins and Evensong

1. O ever-blessed Mother of God, Mary Ever-Virgin, temple of the God-head, hallowed shrine of the Holy Spirit, * thou only, above all others, wast acceptable to our Lord Jesus Christ.
2. In thy comeliness, yea in thy beauty, fare thou with the King according to his worship and renown; * and with him go forth, ride prosperously, and reign.
3. Lord, who shall dwell in thy tabernacle? or who shall rest upon thy holy hill? * Even he that leadeth an uncorrupt life, and doeth the thing that is right, and speaketh the truth from his heart.
4. God shall help her with his countenance, and that right early: * God is in the midst of her, therefore shall she not be removed.
5. Our singers and trumpeters rehearse that Christ was born of thee; * wherefore all our fresh springs shall be in thee.

1st Evensong
The Psalms Appointed

The Antiphon for the Magnificat
Thy Presentation in the Temple, O Virgin Mother of God, hath proclaimed joyful tidings unto all the world: * for from thee arose the Sun of Righteousness, even Christ, our God; // who, taking away the curse, * hath bestowed a blessing, and, despoiling death, hath given unto us life everlasting.

The Psalms Appointed
The Magnificat & 45

The Readings
From the office of Our Lady

The Antiphon for the Benedictus
Today let us celebrate with duteous solemnity the Presentation in the Temple of God's most holy Mother, the ever Virgin Mary: * from whom the Son of the Highest went forth, Alleluia!

Holy Communion

The Introit Psalm 134. Ecce nunc.

    BEHOLD now, praise the LORD, * all ye servants of the LORD;
    2 Ye that by night stand in the house of the L
ORD, * even in the courts of the house of our God.
    3 Lift up your hands in the sanctuary, * and praise the L
    4 The L
ORD that made heaven and earth * give thee blessing out of Sion.

The Collect

O God, who didst will that blessed Mary, ever-Virgin, the tabernacle of the Holy Ghost, should as on this day be presented in the temple: grant, we beseech thee, at her intercession; that we may be counted worthy to be presented in the temple of thy glory. Through Jesus Christ our Lord who livith and reigneth with thee and the Holy Ghost One God now and forever. Amen.

The Epistle Ecclus. xxiv: 9

He created me from the beginning before the world, and I shall never fail. In the holy tabernacle I served before him; and so was I established in Sion. Likewise in the beloved city he gave me rest, and in Jerusalem was my power. And I took root in an honourable people, even in the portion of the Lord’s inheritance.

The Gradual Luke 2:29-31

LORD, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace, * according to thy word.
For mine eyes have seen * thy salvation,
Which thou hast prepared * before the face of all people;

The Alleluia Luke 2:32

Alleluia! Alleluia! To be a light to lighten the Gentiles, * and to be the glory of thy people Israel. Alleluia!

The Gospel St. John xix: 25
At that time there stood by the cross of Jesus his mother, and his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Cleophas, and Mary Magdalene. When Jesus therefore saw his mother, and the disciple standing by, whom he loved, he saith unto his mother, Woman, behold thy son! Then saith he to the disciple, Behold thy mother! And from that hour that disciple took her unto his own home.

2nd Evensong
The Psalms Appointed
138& 122

From the Office of Our Lady

The Antiphon for the Magnificat
O ever-blessed Mother of God, Mary Ever-Virgin, temple of the Godhead, hallowed shrine of the Holy Spirit; * thou only, above all others, wast acceptable to our Lord Jesus Christ, Alleluia!

St. Clenment
(Bishop of Rome)
November 23

The Collect.

O GOD, who hast enlightened thy Church by the teaching of thy servant Clement: Enrich us evermore, we beseech thee, with thy heavenly grace, and raise up faithful witnesses who by their life and doctrine will set forth the truth of thy salvation; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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