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 May 2015

Commemoration of St Joseph

Antiphon: Cum esset desponsata Mater Jesu María Joseph, antequam convenirent, inventa est in utero habens de Spíritu Sancto, alleluja.

V. Constítuit eum dominum domus suae, alleluja.
R. Et príncipem omnis possessionis suae, alleluja.

Deus, qui ineffabili providentia beatum Joseph sanctíssimae Genitricis tuae sponsum elígere dignatus es: praesta, quaesumus; ut, quem protectorem veneramur in terris, intercessorem habere mereamur in coelis: Qui vivis, etc.

Antiphon: When as Mary, the Mother of Jesus, was espoused to Joseph, before they came together she was found with child, of the Holy Ghost, alleluia.

V. He made him lord of his house, alleluia.
R. And ruler of all his substance, alleluia.

Let us pray.
O God, who in thy wondrous providence didst vouchsafe to appoint blessed Joseph to be the spouse of thy most holy Mother: grant, we beseech thee; that we who reverence him as our patron on earth, may be worthy of his intercession in heaven. Where thou livest and reignest, with the Father, in the unity, etc.

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