Vultum tuum deprecabuntur omnes divites All the rich among the people shall entreat thy coun-
plebis : adducentur regi virgines post eam : tenance; after her shall virgins be brought to the
proximæ ejus adducentur tibi in lætitia et king : her neighbours shall be brought to thee in
Alleluia, alleluia. Ps. ibid. 2: gladness and rejoicing.
In Eastertide: Alleluia,
Eructavit cor meum verbum bonum : dico ego alleluia.
Ps. ibid. 2: My heart hath uttered a good
word : I speak my works to the king.
Deus, qui de beatæ Mariæ Virginis utero O God, who didst will that thy Word, at the mes-
Verbum tuum, Angelo nuntiante, carnem sage of an Angel, should take ﬂesh in the womb of
suscipere voluisti : præsta supplicibus tuis; ut the blessed Virgin Mary : grant unto us thy suppli-
qui vere eam Genitricem Dei credimus, ejus ants that we, who believe her to be truly the Mother
apud te intercessionibus adjuvemur. Per eun-
of God, may be helped by her intercession with thee.
A lesson from the Prophet Isaias.
In diebus illis : Locutus est Dominus ad Achaz, In those days : The Lord spoke to Achaz, saying :
dicens : Pete tibi signum a Domino Deo tuo in Ask thee a sign of the Lord thy God, either unto the
profundum inferni, sive in excelsum supra. Et depth of hell, or unto the height above. And Achaz
dixit Achaz : Non petam, et non tentabo said: I will not ask, and I will not tempt the Lord.
Dominum. Et dixit : Audite ergo, domus And he said: Hear ye therefore, O house of David:
David: Numquid parum vobis est, molesto esse Is it a small thing for you to be grievous to men, that
hominibus, quia molesti estis et Deo meo? you are grievous to my God also? Therefore the Lord
Propter hoc dabit Dominus ipse vobis signum. himself shall give you a sign. Behold, a virgin shall
Ecce virgo concipiet, et pariet ﬁlium, et voca-
conceive, and bear a Son, and his name shall be
bitur nomen ejus Emmanuel. Butyrum et mel called Emmanuel. He shall eat butter and honey,
comedet, ut sciat reprobare malum, et eligere that he may know to refuse the evil, and to choose the
Diffusa est gratia in labiis tuis : propterea bene-
Grace is poured abroad in thy lips : therefore hath
dixit te Deus in æternum. = Propter veritatem, God blessed thee for ever.
= Because of truth, and
et mansuetudinem, et justitiam : et deducet te meekness, and justice : and thy right hand shall
Audi ﬁlia, et vide, et inclina aurem tuam : quia Hearken, O daughter, and see, and incline thy ear :
concupivit rex speciem tuam. = Vultum tuum for the king hath greatly desired thy beauty.
deprecabuntur omnes divites plebis : ﬁliæ the rich among the people shall entreat thy counte-
regum in honore tuo. = Adducentur regi virgi-
nance : the daughters of kings in thy honour.
nes post eam : proximæ ejus afferentur tibi. = After her shall virgins be brought to the king : her
= Adducentur in lætitia et exsultatione :
neighbours shall be brought to thee.
= They shall be
brought with gladness and rejoicing : they shall be
brought into the temple of the king.
TRACT are replaced by the following
Ave Maria, gratia plena : Dominus tecum : Hail, Mary, full of grace : the Lord is with thee :
Virga Jesse ﬂoruit : Virgo Deum et hominem The rod of Jesse hath blossomed : a Virgin hath
genuit : pacem Deus reddidit, in se reconcilians brought forth God and man : God hath given peace,
reconciling the lowest with the highest in himself.
Who art signiﬁed through the bush
Through whom the light from above ﬂashed.
Hail Virgin, from whom the King of the Heavens
And from whose milk to be nourished.
Hail, thou temple of the Holy Ghost.
In which, made through the Holy Ghost
Through whom the slavery was ﬁnished,
Who is the redemption of the humble.
And that he doth not subject us to punishment
May he assemble us in the house of light.
Sequentia sancti Evangelii secundum Lucam.
Continuation of the holy Gospel according to
In illo tempore : Missus est Angelus Gabriel a At that time: The Angel Gabriel was sent from God
Deo in civitatem Galilææ, cui nomen Nazareth, into a city of Galilee, called Nazareth, to a Virgin
ad Virginem desponsatam viro, cui nomen erat espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the
Joseph, de domo David, et nomen Virginis house of David; and the Virgin’s name was Mary.
Maria. Et ingressus Angelus ad eam, dixit : Ave And the Angel, being come in, said unto her: Hail,
gratia plena : Dominus tecum : benedicta tu in full of grace, the Lord is with thee; blessed art thou
mulieribus. Quæ cum audisset, turbata est in among women. Who, having heard, was troubled at
sermone ejus : et cogitabat qualis esset ista his saying; and thought with herself what manner of
salutatio. Et ait Angelus ei : Ne timeas, Maria, salutation this should be. And the Angel said to her:
invenisti enim gratiam apud Deum : ecce con-
Fear not, Mary, for thou hast found grace with God.
cipies in utero, et paries ﬁlium, et vocabis Behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and shalt
nomen ejus Jesum. Hic erit magnus, et Filius bring forth a son; and thou shalt call his name Jesus.
Altissimi vocabitur, et dabit illi Dominus Deus He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the
sedem David patris ejus : et regnabit in domo Most High, and the Lord God shall give unto him
Jacob in æternum, et regni ejus non erit ﬁnis. the throne of David his father; and he shall reign in
Dixit autem Maria ad Angelum : Quomodo ﬁet the house of Jacob for ever. And of his kingdom there
istud, quoniam virum non cognosco? Et shall be no end. And Mary said to the Angel: How
respondens Angelus, dixit ei : Spiritus Sanctus shall this be done, because I know not man? And
superveniet in te, et virtus Altissimi obumbra-
the Angel answering said to her: The Holy Ghost
bit tibi. Ideoque et quod nascetur ex te shall come upon thee, and the power of the Most
Sanctum, vocabitur Filius Dei. Et ecce Elisa-
High shall overshadow thee. And therefore also the
beth cognata tua, et ipsa concepit ﬁlium in Holy which shall be born of thee shall be called the
senectute sua : et hic mensis sextus est illi, quæ Son of God. And behold thy cousin Elizabeth, she
vocatur sterilis : quia non erit impossibile apud also hath conceived a son in her old age; and this is
Deum omne verbum. Dixit autem Maria : Ecce the sixth month with her that is called barren,
ancilla Domini, ﬁat mihi secundum verbum because no word shall be impossible with God. And
Mary said: Behold the handmaid of the Lord, be it done to me according to thy word.
OFFERTORY: Lk. 1:28, 42, 34-35, 35
Ave Maria, gratia plena, Dominus tecum : Hail, Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee :
Benedicta tu in mulieribus, et benedictus *Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the
fructus ventris tui. T.P.
Alleluia. = Quomodo in fruit of thy womb.
In Eastertide: Alleluia.
me ﬁet hoc, quæ virum non cognosco? Spiritus shall this be done in me, who doth not know man?
Domini superveniet in te, et virtus Altissimi The Spirit of the Lord shall come upon thee, and the
obumbrabit tibi. = Ideoque, quod nascetur ex power of the most High shall overshadow thee.
te Sanctum vocabitur, Filius Dei. *
= Therefore, which shall be born of thee shall be
called Holy, the Son of God.
In mentibus nostris, quæsumus, Domine, veræ Strengthen, O Lord, in our minds, we beseech thee,
ﬁdei sacramenta conﬁrma : ut, qui conceptum the mysteries of the true faith : that we who confess
de Virgine Deum verum et hominem conﬁte-
him that was conceived of the Virgin to be true God
mur; per ejus salutiferæ resurrectionis potenti-
and man, may, by the power of his saving resurrec-
am, ad æternam mereamur pervenire lætitiam. tion, merit to attain eternal happiness. Through the
Vere dignum et justum est, æquum et salutare, It is truly meet and just, right and salutary, that we
nos tibi semper, et ubique gratias agere : Domi-
should always, and in all places, give thanks to thee,
ne sancte, Pater omnipotens, æterne Deus : et O holy Lord, Father almighty, eternal God; and on
te in Annuntiatione beatæ Mariæ semper the Annunciation of the blessed Mary, ever a
Virginis collaudare, benedicere, et prædicare. Virgin, should praise and bless and proclaim thee.
Quæ et Unigenitum tuum Sancti Spiritus For she conceived thine only-begotten Son by the over-
obumbratione concepit : et virginitatis gloria shadowing of the Holy Ghost; and, losing not the
permanente, lumen æternum mundo effudit, glory of her virginity, gave to the world the everlasting
Jesum Christum, Dominum nostrum. Per light, Jesus Christ our Lord. Through whom the
quem majestatem tuam laudant Angeli, adorant Angels praise thy majesty, the Dominions adore, the
Dominationes, tremunt Potestates. Cæli, cælo-
Powers tremble. The Heavens, and the Virtues of
rumque Virtutes, ac beata Seraphim, socia the heavens, and the blessed Seraphim, do celebrate
exsultatione concelebrant. Cum quibus et with united joy. In union with whom we beseech thee,
nostras voces, ut admitti jubeas, deprecamur, that thou wouldst command our voices also to be
supplici confessione dicentes :
admitted, with suppliant confession, saying:
Ecce virgo concipiet, et pariet ﬁlium : et Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bring forth a son;
vocabitur nomen ejus Emmanuel. T.P.
Alleluia. and his name shall be called Emmanuel.
Gratiam tuam, quæsumus, Domine, mentibus Pour forth, we beseech thee, O Lord, thy grace into
nostris infunde : ut qui, Angelo nuntiante, our hearts : that we, to whom the Incarnation of
Christi Filii tui incarnationem cognovimus; per Christ thy Son was made know by the message of an
passionem ejus et crucem, ad resurrectionis Angel, may by his Passion and cross be brought to
the glory of his resurrection. Through the same Lord.
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