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Friday of the 2nd Week of Lent
Commemoration of Sts. Pertetua and Felicitas

 

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Introit
Ps. 16:15,1

Ego autem cum justítia apparébo in conspécto tuo: satiábor dum manifestábitur glória tua. (Psalm)Exáudi, Dómine, justítiam meam: inténde deprecatióni meæ. Gloria Patri. Ego autem...

  As for me, I will appear before Thy sight in justice: I shall be satisfied when Thy glory shall appear.(Psalm) Hear, O Lord, my justice: attend to my supplication. Glory be to the Father. As for me...
collect(s)

Da, quæsumus omnípotens Deus: ut, sacro nos purificánte jejúnio, sincéris méntibus ad sancta ventúra fácias perveníre. Per Dominum nostrum.

Grant, we beseech Thee, O almighty God, that, with the sacred fast to purify us, Thou mayest cause us to come with sincere minds to the holy things that are before us. Through our Lord.
Commemoration of Sts. Pertetua and Felicitas
Da nobis, quaesumus, Domine Deua noster, sanctartum Martyrum tuarum Perpeetua et Felicitas palmas incessabili devotione venerari: ut, quas digna mente non possumus celbrare humilibus saltem frequentemus obsequiis. Per Dominum nostrum. O Lord our God, we pray may we have unceasing devotion in celebrating the triumphs of Thy holy Martyrs Perpetua and Felicitas: and even if we cannot do this fittingly, at least may we render them our humble services. Through our Lord.
epistle
Gen. 37:6-22

In diébus iilis: Dixit Joseph frátribus suis: Audite sómnium meum, quod vidi: Putébam nos ligáre manípulos in agro: et quasi consúrgere manípulum meum, et stare, vestrósque manípulos circumstántes adoráre manípulum meum. Respondérunt fratres ejus: Numquid rex noster eris? aut subjiciémur ditióni tuæ? Hæc ergo causa somniórum atque sermónum, invídiæ et ódii fómitem ministrávit. Aliud quoque vidit sómnium, quod narrans frátribus, ait: Vidi per sómnium quasi solem, et lunam, et stellas undecim adoráre me. Quod cum patri suo et frátribus retulísset, increpávit eum pater suus, et dixit: Quid sibi vult hoc sómnium, quod vidísti? Num ego et mater tua et fratres tui adorábimus te super terram? Invidébant et ígitur fratres sui: pater vero rem tácitus considerábat. Cumque fra tres illíus in pascéndis grégibus patris moraréntur in Sichem, dixit ad eum Israël: Fratres tui pascunt oves in Síchimis: veni, mittam te ad eos. Quo respondénte: Præsto sum, ait ei: Vade, et vide si cuncta próspera sint erga fratres tuos, et pécora: et renúntia mihi quid agátur. Missus de valle Hebron, venit in Sichem: invenítque eum vir errántem in agro, et interrogávit quid quaereret. At ille respóndit: Fratres meos quæro: índica mihi ubi pascant greges. Dixítque ei vir: Recessérunt de loco isto: audívi autem eos dicéntes: Eámus in Dóthain. Perréxit ergo Joseph post fratres suos, et invénit eos in Dóthain. Qui cum vidíssent eum procul, ántequam accéderet ad eos, cogitavérunt illum occídere: et mútuo loquebántur: Ecce somniátor venit: veníte, occidámus eum, et mittámus in cistérnam véterem, dicemúsque: Fera péssima devorávit eum: et tunc apparébit quid illi prosint sómnia sua. Audiens autem hoc Ruben, nitebátur liberáre eum de mánibus eórum, et dicébat: Non interficiátis ánimam ejus, nec effundátis sángui nem: sed projícite eum in cistérnam hanc, quæ est in solitúdine, manúsque vestras serváte innóxias: hoc autem dicébat, volens erípere eum de ménibus eórum, et réddere patri suo.

  In those days Joseph said to his brethren: Hear my dream which I dreamed. I thought we were binding sheaves in the field: and my sheaf rose as it were, and stood, and your sheaves standing about, bowed down before my sheaf. His brethren answered: Shalt thou be our king? or shall we be subject to thy dominion? Therefore this matter of his dreams and words ministered nourishment to their envy and hatred. He dreamed also another dream, which he told to his brethren saying: I saw in a dream, as it were the sun, and the moon and eleven stars worshipping me. And when he had told this to his father, and brethren, his father rebuked him, and said: What meaneth this dream that thou hast dreamed? shall I and thy mother, and thy brethren worship thee upon the earth? His brethren therefore envied him: but his father considered the thing with himself. And when his brethren abode in Sichem, feeding their father's flocks, Israel said to him: Thy brethren feed the sheep in Sichem: come, I will send thee to them. And when he had answered: I am ready; he said to him: Go, and see if all things be well with thy brethren, and the cattle: and bring me word again what is doing. So being sent from the vale of Hebron, he came to Sichem: and a man found him there wandering in the field, and asked what he sought. But he answered: I seek my brethren, tell me where they feed the flocks. And the man said to him: They are departed from this place: for I heard them say: Let us go down to Dothain. And Joseph went forward after his brethren, and found them in Dothain. And when they saw him afar off, before he came nigh them, they thought to kill him. And said one to another: Behold the dreamer cometh. Come, let us kill him, and cast him into some old pit; and we will say: Some evil beast hath devoured him: and then it shall appear what his dreams shall avail him: and Ruben hearing this, endeavored to deliver him out of their hands, and said: Do not take away his life, nor shed his blood: but cast him into this pit, that is in the wilderness, and keep your hands harmless: now he said this, being desirous to deliver him out of their hands and to restore him to his father. 
Gradual
Ps. 119:1-2
Ad Dóminum cum tribulárer clamávi, et exaudívit me. Dómine, libera ánimam meam a lábiis iníquis, et a lingua dolósa.   In my trouble I cried to the Lord: and He heard me. O Lord, deliver my soul from wicked lips, and a deceitful tongue.
Tract
Ps. 102:10; 78:8-9
Domine, non secundum peccata nostra, quae fecimus nos: neque secundum iniquitates nostras retribuas nobis. Domine, ne memineris iniquitatum nostrarum antiquarum, cito anticipent nos misericordiae tuae: quia pauperes facti sumus nimis. (Hic genuflectitur) Adiuva nos, Deus salutaris noster: et propter gloriam nominis tui, Domine, libera nos: et propitius esto peccatis nostris, propter nomen tuum.   O Lord, repay us not according to the sins we have committed, nor according to our iniquities. O Lord, remember not our former iniquities, let Thy mercies speedily prevent us: for we are become exceeding poor. (Here kneel) Help us, O God, our Savior: and for the glory of Thy Name, O Lord, deliver us: and forgive us our sins for Thy Name's sake
gospel
Mt. 21:33-46
In illo témpore: Dixit Jesus turbis Judæórum, et princípibus sacerdótum parábolam hanc: "Homo erat paterfamílias, qui plantávit víneam, et sepem circúmdedit ei, et fodit in ea tórcular, et ædificávit turrim, et locávit eam agrícolis, et péregre proféctus est. Cum autem tempus frúctuum appropinquásset, misit servos suos ad agrícolas, ut accíperent fructus ejus. Et agrícolæ, apprehénsis servis ejus, álium cecidérunt, alium occidérunt, álium vero lapidavérunt. Iterum misit álios servos plures prióribus, et fecérunt illis simíliter. Novíssime autem misit ad eos fílium suum, dicens: Verebúntur fílium meum. Agricolæ autem vidéntes fílium, dixérunt intra se: Hic est heres, veníte, occidémus eum, et habébimus hereditátem ejus. Et apprehénsum eum ejecérunt extra víneam, et occidérunt. Cum ergo vénerit dóminus víneæ, quid fáciet agrícolis illis? Aiunt illi: Malos male perdet: et víneam suam locábit áliis agrícolis, qui reddant ei fructum tempóribus suis." Dicit illis Jesus: "Numquam legístis in Scriptúris: Lápidem, quem reprobavérunt ædificántes, hic factus est in caput ánguli? A Dómino factum est istud, et est mirábile in óculis nostris. Ideo dico vobis, quia auferétur a vobis regnum Dei, et dábitur genti faciénti fructus ejus. Et qui cecíderit super lápidem istum, confringétur: super quem vero cecíderit, cónteret eum." Et cum audíssent príncipes sacerdótum, et pharisæi parábolas ejus, cognovérunt quod de ipsis díceret. Et quæréntes eum tenére, timuérunt turbas: quóniam sicut prophétam eum habébant.  At that time, Jesus spoke this parable to the multitude of the Jews and the chief priests:"There was a certain householder who planted a vineyard, and made a hedge round about it, and dug in it a press, and built a tower, and let it out to husbandmen, and went into a strange country. And when the time of the fruits drew nigh, he sent his servants to the husbandmen, that they might receive the fruits thereof: and the husbandmen laying hands on the servants, beat one, and killed another, and stoned another. Again he sent other servants more. than the former, and they did to them in like manner; and last of all he sent to them his son, saying, They will reverence my son. But the husbandmen seeing the son, said among themselves, This is the heir: come, let us kill him, and we shall have his inheritance; and taking him, they cast him forth out of the vineyard, and killed him. When therefore the lord of the vineyard shall come, what will he do to those husbandmen? They say to Him, He will bring those evil men to an evil end, and will let out his vineyard to other husbandmen, that shall render him the fruit in due season." Jesus saith to them,"Have you never read in the Scriptures, The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner? By the Lord this hath been done, and it is wonderful in our eyes. Therefore I say to you, that the kingdom of God shall be taken from you, and shall be given to a nation yielding the fruits thereof. And whosoever shall fall on this stone shall be broken; but on whomsoever it shall fall, it shall grind him to powder." And when the chief priests and pharisees had heard His parables, they knew that He spoke of them; and seeking to lay hands on Him, they feared the multitudes, because they held Him as a prophet. 
offertory
Ps. 39:14,15
Dómine, in auxílium meum réspice: confundántur et revereántur, qui quærunt áni mam meam, ut áuferant eam: Dómine, in auxílium meum réspice.   Look down, O Lord, to help me: let them be confounded and ashamed together, that seek after my soul to take it away: look down, O Lord, to help me.
Secret(s)
Hæc in nobis sacrifícia, Deus. et actióne permáneant, et operatióne firméntur. Hæc hóstia, Dómine, placatiónis et laudis, tua nos protectióne dignos effíciat. Per Dominum nostrum. May this sacrifice, O Lord, both remain in us by its action and be made strong in operation. Through our Lord.
Commemoration of Sts. Pertetua and Felicitas
Intende, quaesumus, Domine, munera altaribus tuis pro sanctarum Martyrum tuarum Perpeetua et Felicitas festivitate proposita: ut, sicut per haec beata mysteria illis gloiam contulisti: ita nobis indulgentiam largiarais. Per Dominm nostrum. Look down, we beseech Thee, O Lord, at the gifts laid upon Thine altar for the feast of Thy holy Martyrs Perpeetua and Felicitas, that, as Thou didst by these holy mysteries give glory to them, so Thou mayest bestow on us Thy pardon. Through out Lord.
Preface
Preface of Lent
Vere dignum et iustum est, aequum et salutare, nos tibi semper, et ubique gratias agere: Domine sancte, Pater omnipotens, aeterne Deus. Qui corporali ieiunio vitia comprimis, mentem elevas, virtutem largiris et praemia: per Christum Dominum nostrum. Per quem maiestatem tuam laudant Angeli, adorant Dominationes, tremunt Potestates. Coeli, coelorumque Virtutes, ac beata Seraphim, socia exsultatione concelebrant. Cum quibus et nostras voces, ut admitti iubeas deprecamur, supplici confessione dicentes:   It it truly meet and just, right and for our salvation, that we should at all times, and in all places, give thanks unto Thee, O holy Lord, Father almighty, everlasting God; Who by this bodily fast, dost curb our vices, dost lift up our minds and bestow on us strength and rewards; through Christ our Lord. Through whom the Angels praise Thy Majesty, the Dominations worship it, the Powers stand in awe. The Heavens and the heavenly hosts together with the blessed Seraphim in triumphant chorus unite to celebrate it. Together with these we entreat Thee that Thou mayest bid our voices also to be admitted while we say with lowly praise:
communion
Ps. 11:8
Tu Dómine, servábis nos, et custódies nos a generatióne hac in ætérnum.   Thou, O Lord, wilt preserve us: and keep us from this generation for ever.
postcommunion(s)
Fac nos, quæsumus, Dómine: accépto pígnore salútis ætérnæ, sic téndere congruénter; ut ad eam perveníre possímus. Per Dominum nostrum.   Make us, we beseech Thee, O Lord, direct our course so that we who have received the pledge of eternal salvation may be able to attain it. Through our Lord.
Commemoration of Sts. Pertetua and Felicitas
Mysticis, Domine, repleti sumus votis et gaudiis, praesta, quaesumus; ut intercessionibus sanctarum Martyrum tuarum Perpetuae et Felicitais quae temporaliter agimus, spirituliter consequamur. Per Dominum nostrum. O Lord, we who are filled with mystic gifts and joys, beseech Thee, that at the intercession of Thy holy Martyrs Perpetua and Felicitas, we may obtain the spiritual effect of that rite which we are now completing. Through our Lord.
prayer over the people
Oremus .   Let us Pray.
Humiliate capita vestra Deo. Bow down your heads before God.
Da, quaesumus, Domine, populo tuo salutem mentis et corporis: ut, bonis operibus inhaerendo, tuae semper virtutis mereatur protectione defendi. Per Dominum nostrum.   O Lord, grant unto Thy people, we beseech Thee, of mind and body: that by cleaving to good works, they may ever deserve to be defended by the protection of Thy strength. Through our Lord.
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