FEAST OF THE TRANSFIGURATION: Nocturne

FEAST OF THE TRANSFIGURATION: Nocturne

From Tracts For The Times, number 75

On The Roman Breviary As Embodying The Substance Of The Devotional Services Of The Church Catholic

Antiphon

You made him a little lower than the angels, to crown him with glory and worship. You make him to have dominion of the works of your hands.

Psalm 8

O Lord our Governor, how excellent is thy Name in all the world thou hast set thy glory above the heavens!
Out of the mouth of very babes and sucklings hast thou ordained strength, because of thine enemies: that thou mightest still the enemy and the avenger.
For I will consider thy heavens, even the works of thy fingers: the moon and the stars which thou hast ordained.
What is man, that thou art mindful of him: and the son of man, that thou visitest him?
Thou madest him lower than the angels: to crown him with glory and worship.
Thou makest him to have dominion of the works of thy hands: and thou hast put all things in subjection under his feet;
All sheep and oxen: yea, and the beasts of the field;
The fowls of the air, and the fishes of the sea: and whatsoever walketh through the paths of the seas.
O Lord our Governor: how excellent is thy name in all the world!

Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Ghost. As it was in the beginning is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Antiphon

You made him a little lower than the angels, to crown him with glory and worship. You make him to have dominion of the works of your hands.

Antiphon

The Lord discovers the thick bushes: in his temple does every man speak of his honor.

Psalm 29

Bring unto the Lord, O ye mighty, bring your rams unto the Lord: ascribe unto the Lord worship and strength.
Give the Lord the honor due unto his Name: worship the Lord with holy worship.
It is the Lord that commands the waters: it is the glorious God that makes the thunder.
It is the Lord that rules the seas;
The voice of the Lord is mighty in operation:
the voice of the Lord is a glorious voice.
The voice of the Lord breaketh the cedar trees:
Yea, the Lord breaketh the cedars of Libanus.
He maketh them also to skip like a calf: Libanus also, and Sirion, like a young unicorn.
The voice of the Lord divideth the flames of fire; the voice of the Lord shaketh the wilderness:
Yea, the Lord shaketh the wilderness of Cades.
The voice of the Lord maketh the hinds to bring forth young, and discovereth the thick bushes:
In his temple doth every man speak of his honor.
The Lord sitteth above the water-flood: and the Lord remaineth a King for ever.
The Lord shall give strength unto his people:
The Lord shall give his people the blessing of peace.

Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Ghost. As it was in the beginning is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Antiphon

The Lord discovers the thick bushes: in his temple does every man speak of his honor.

Antiphon

You are fairer than the children of men: full of grace are your lips.

Psalm 45

My heart is inditing of a good matter: I speak of the things which I have made unto the King.
My tongue is the pen: of a ready writer.
Thou art fairer than the children of men: full of grace are thy lips, because God hath blessed thee for ever.
Gird thee with thy sword upon thy thigh, O thou most Mighty: according to thy worship and renown.
Good luck have thou with thine honor: ride on, because of the word of truth, of meekness, and righteousness:
And thy right hand shall teach thee terrible things.
Thy arrows are very sharp, and the people shall be subdued unto thee: even in the midst among the King’s enemies.
Thy seat, O God, endureth for ever: the scepter of thy kingdom is a right scepter.
Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated iniquity: wherefore God, even thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows.
All thy garments smell of myrrh, aloes, and cassia: out of the ivory palaces, whereby they have made thee glad.
Kings’ daughters were among thy honorable women:
upon thy right hand did stand the queen in a vesture of gold, wrought about with divers colors.
Hearken, O daughter, and consider, incline thine ear:
Forget also thine own people, and thy father’s house.
So shall the King have pleasure in thy beauty: for he is thy Lord God, and worship thou him.
And the daughter of Tyre shall be there with a gift:
Like as the rich also among the people shall make their supplication before thee.
The King’s daughter is all glorious within: her clothing is of wrought gold.
She shall be brought unto the King in raiment of needlework:
The virgins that be her fellows shall bear her company,and shall be brought unto thee.
With joy and gladness shall they be brought: and shall enter into the King’s palace.
Instead of thy fathers, thou shalt have children: whom thou mayest make princes in all lands.
I remember thy name from one generation to another, therefore shall the people give thanks unto thee,
World without end.

Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Ghost. As it was in the beginning is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Antiphon

You are fairer than the children of men: full of grace are your lips.

Verse and Response

You have appeared glorious in the sight of the Lord. Therefore the Lord has clothed you in comely apparel.

The Lord’s Prayer (privately)

Absolution

O Lord Jesus Christ, hear the prayers of your servants, and have mercy upon us, who with the Father and the Holy Ghost lives and reigns, world without end. Amen.

Benediction

Reader—Sir, be pleased to bless us.

Minister—The Father everlasting, bless us with an eternal blessing. Amen.

Lesson

2 Peter 1:10-14

The rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure; for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall. For so an entrance shall be ministered unto you abundantly, into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Wherefore I will not be negligent to put you always in remembrance of these things, though ye know them, and be established in the present truth. Yea, I think it meet, as long as I am in this tabernacle, to stir you up, by putting you in remembrance. Knowing that shortly I must put off this my tabernacle, even as our Lord Jesus Christ hath showed me. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us.

Thanks be to God.

Response

Arise, shine, for thy light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee.
And Gentiles shall come to thy light, and kings to the brightness of thy rising.
And the glory of the Lord is risen upon them.

Benediction

Reader—Sir, be pleased to bless us.

Minister—The only-begotten Son of God, vouchsafe to bless and help us. Amen.

Lesson

2 Peter 1:15-17

Moreover, I wilt endeavor, that ye may be able, after my decease, to have these things always in remembrance. For we have not followed cunningly devised fables, when we made known unto you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eye-witnesses of his majesty. For he received from God the Father honor and glory, when there came such a voice to him from the excellent glory, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. But Thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us.

Thanks be to God.

Response

In the bright cloud the Holy Ghost was seen, the Father’s voice was heard: This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him.
A cloud overshadowed them, and the Father’s voice was heard in thunder.
This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him.

Benediction

Reader—Sir, be pleased to bless us.

Minister—The grace of the Holy Ghost enlighten our thoughts and hearts. Amen.

Lesson

2 Peter 1:18-20     

And this voice which came from heaven we heard, when we were with him in the holy mount. We have also a more sure word of prophecy whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day-star arise in your hearts: Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost. But Thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us.

Thanks be to God.

Response

Behold what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us; that we should be called the sons of God.
We know that when He shall appear, we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is.
That we should be called the sons of God.

Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Ghost. As it was in the beginning is now, and ever shall be, world without end.

Amen.

 

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