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This blog contains regular postings relating to the Traditional Latin Liturgy of the Roman Catholic Church. It includes regular commentary on the saints days and the liturgical cycle, with brief background and extracts from the liturgy both in Latin and English. Much of the material has been extracted from the 'St Andrew's Daily Missal', Dom Gueranger's 'Liturgical Year', or similar sources.

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Friday, 1 January 2016

On the opening of the year of Grace 2016

Hymn of Thanksgiving, attributed to St Ambrose.


Te Deum laudamus.
Te Dominum confitemur.
Te aeternum Patrem * omnis terra veneratur.
Tibi omnes Angeli, * tibi coeli et universae potestates.
Tibi Cherubim et Seraphim * incessabili voce proclamant:
Sanctus,
Sanctus,
Sanctus * Dominus Deus Sabaoth.
Pleni sunt coeli et terra * majestatis gloriae tuae.
Te gloriosus * Apostolorum chorus,
Te Prophetarum * laudabilis numerus,
Te Martyrum candidatus * laudat exercitus.
Te per orbem terrarum * sancta confitetur Ecclesia.
Patrem * immensae majestatis.
Venerandum tuum verum * et unicum Filium.
Sanctum quoque * paraclitum Spiritum.
Tu Rex gloriae * Christe.
Tu Patris * sempiternus es Filius.
Tu ad liberandum suscepturus hominem, * non horruisti Virginis uterum.
Tu, devicto mortis aculeo, * aperuisti credentibus regna coelorum.
Tu ad dexteram Dei sedes * in gloria Patris.
Judex crederis * esse venturus.
Te ergo, quaesumus, tuis famulis subveni, * quos pretioso sanguine redemisti.
Aeterna fac cum Sanctis tuis * in gloria numerari.
Salvum fac populum tuum, Domine, * et benedic haereditati tuae.
Et rege eos, * et extolle illos usque in aeternum.
Per singulos dies * benedicimus te.
Et laudamus nomen tuum in saeculum, * et in saeculum saeculi.
Dignare, Domine, die isto * sine peccato nos custodire.
Miserere nostri, Domine, * miserere nostri.
Fiat misericordia tua, Domine, super nos; * quemadmodum speravimus in te.
In te, Domine, speravi; * non confundar in aeternum.



We praise thee, O God: we acknowledge thee to be the Lord.
All the earth doth worship thee: the Father everlasting.
To thee all Angels cry aloud: the Heavens, and all the Powers therein.
To thee Cherubim and Seraphim: continually do cry,
Holy, Holy, Holy: Lord God of Sabaoth;
Heaven and earth are full of the Majesty: of thy glory.
The glorious company of the Apostles: praise thee.
The goodly fellowship of the Prophets: praise thee.
The noble army of Martyrs: praise thee.
The holy Church throughout all the world: doth acknowledge thee;
The Father: of an infinite Majesty;
Thine honourable, true: and only Son;
Also the Holy Ghost: the Comforter.
Thou art the King of Glory: O Christ.
Thou art the everlasting Son: of the Father.
When thou tookest upon thee to deliver man: thou didst not abhor the Virgin's womb.
When thou hadst overcome the sharpness of death: thou didst open the Kingdom of Heaven to all believers.
Thou sittest at the right hand of God: in the glory of the Father.
We believe that thou shalt come: to be our Judge.
We therefore pray thee, help thy servants: whom thou hast redeemed with thy precious blood.
Make them to be numbered with thy Saints: in glory everlasting.
O Lord, save thy people: and bless thine heritage.
Govern them: and lift them up for ever.
Day by day: we magnify thee;
And we worship thy Name: ever world without end.
Vouchsafe, O Lord: to keep us this day without sin.
O Lord, have mercy upon us: have mercy upon us.
O Lord, let thy mercy lighten upon us: as our trust is in thee.
O Lord, in thee have I trusted: let me never be confounded.

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