MATINS - 12 MIDNIGHT or 3AM

Hail, glory of the patriarchs, steward of God’s holy Church, who didst preserve the Bread of life and the Wheat of the elect.

 

V.  Thou, O Lord, wilt open my lips,

R.  And my mouth shall announce Thy praise.

V.  Incline unto mine aid, O God!

R.  O Lord, make haste to help me.

V.  Glory be to the Father, and to the Son,

and to the Holy Ghost,

R.  As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall

be, world without end. Alleluia*.

 *During Lent until Easter, instead of the Alleluia the following is said: Praise to Thee, O Lord, King of everlasting glory.

 

 

Hymn

 

                             Mighty Joseph, son of David!

                             High and glorious is thy state –

                             Of Our Lord the foster-father,

                             Spouse of Mary Immaculate.

                             The Almighty’s faithful servant,

                             Of the Holy Family,

                             Head and father.  Oh! I pray thee,

                             Be a father unto me.

 

Antiphon  He made him master of His house, and ruler over all His possessions.  (Psalm 104)

 

V.  Pray for us, most blessed Joseph,

R.  That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

 

Let us pray.

May we, O Lord, we beseech Thee, be assisted by the merits of the spouse of Thy most holy Mother, that what of ourselves we cannot possibly obtain, may through his intercession be granted to us by Thee, Who livest and reignest God forever and ever.  Amen.

 

V.  O Lord, hear my prayer,

R.  And let my cry come unto Thee.

V.  Let us bless the Lord.

R.  Thanks be to God. 

V.  May the souls of the faithful departed

through the mercy of God rest in peace.

R.  Amen.

 

PRIME - 6AM


Hail, glory of the patriarchs, steward of God’s holy Church, who didst preserve the Bread of life and the Wheat of the elect.

 

V.  Incline unto mine aid, O God!

R.  O Lord, make haste to help me.

V.  Glory be to the Father, and to the Son,

and to the Holy Ghost,

R.  As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall

Be, world without end.  Alleluia.

 

Hymn


                             Sorely was thy bosom troubled

                             Till the mystery was revealed

                             Which the Lord had wrought in Mary,

                             Who in all patience all concealed.

                             But an angel soon from heaven

                             Bids thy loving doubts to cease:

                             So may every care and trial

                             Turn for me to joy and peace. 

 

 Antiphon  Joseph, son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy spouse, for what is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost.

 

V.  Pray for us, most blessed Joseph,

R.  That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

 

Let us pray.

May we, O Lord, we beseech Thee, be assisted by the merits of the spouse of Thy most holy Mother, that what of ourselves we cannot possibly obtain, may through his intercession be granted to us by Thee, Who livest and reignest God forever and ever.  Amen.

 

V.  O Lord, hear my prayer,

R.  And let my cry come unto Thee.

V.  Let us bless the Lord.

R.  Thanks be to God. 

V.  May the souls of the faithful departed
through the mercy of God rest in peace.

R.  Amen.

 

 TIERCE - 9AM


Hail, glory of the patriarchs, steward of God’s holy Church, who didst preserve the Bread of life and the Wheat of the elect.

 

V.  Incline unto mine aid, O God!

R.  O Lord, make haste to help me.

V.  Glory be to the Father, and to the Son,

and to the Holy Ghost, 

R.  As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall

be, world without end.  Alleluia.

 

Hymn


                             With the Virgin, young and tender,

                             In the winter-time forlorn,

                             Thou to Bethlehem didst journey,

                             That Our Lord might there be born.

                             As thy God thou didst adore Him,

                             While He in the manger lay,

                             Now is He in Heaven exalted –

                             Turn to Him for us and pray!

 

 Antiphon  Joseph went up out of Galilee from Nazareth into Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, with Mary his espoused wife, who was with child.      

         

V.  Pray for us, most blessed Joseph,

R.  That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

 

Let us pray.

May we, O Lord, we beseech Thee, be assisted by the merits of the spouse of Thy most holy Mother, that what of ourselves we cannot possibly obtain, may through his intercession be granted to us by Thee, Who livest and reignest God forever and ever.  Amen.

 

V.  O Lord, hear my prayer,

R.  And let my cry come unto Thee.

V.  Let us bless the Lord.

R.  Thanks be to God. 

V.  May the souls of the faithful departed

through the mercy of God rest in peace.

R.  Amen.

 

SEXT - 12PM NOON


Hail, glory of the patriarchs, steward of God’s holy Church, who didst preserve the Bread of life and the Wheat of the elect.

 

V.  Incline unto mine aid, O God!

R.  O Lord, make haste to help me.

V.  Glory be to the Father, and to the Son,

and to the Holy Ghost,

R.  As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall

be, world without end.  Alleluia.

 

Hymn


                             Fleeing at the angel’s warning,

                             Far from Herod’s fury wild,

                             Long in Egypt didst thou tarry

                             With the Virgin and the Child.

                             By thy toil, and pain, and sadness,

                             In that exile dark and drear,

                             Help me in the cares and sorrows

                             Which may be my portion here.

 

Antiphon  Arise and take the Child and his Mother, and fly into Egypt, and be there until I shall tell thee; for it will come to pass that Herod will seek the Child to destroy Him. (Matthew 2:13)

         

V.  Pray for us, most blessed Joseph,

R.  That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

 

Let us pray.

May we, O Lord, we beseech Thee, be assisted by the merits of the spouse of Thy most holy Mother, that what of ourselves we cannot possibly obtain, may through his intercession be granted to us by Thee, Who livest and reignest God forever and ever.  Amen.

 

V.  O Lord, hear my prayer,

R.  And let my cry come unto Thee.

V.  Let us bless the Lord.

R.  Thanks be to God. 

V.  May the souls of the faithful departed

through the mercy of God rest in peace.

R.  Amen.

 

NONE - 3PM


Hail, glory of the patriarchs, steward of God’s holy Church, who didst preserve the Bread of life and the Wheat of the elect.

 

V.  Incline unto mine aid, O God!

R.  O Lord, make haste to help me.

V.  Glory be to the Father, and to the Son,

and to the Holy Ghost,

R.  As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall

be, world without end.  Alleluia.

 

Hymn


                             Home from Egypt’s land returning

                             Thou wouldst rest in Galilee,

                             But to Nazareth are bidden,

                             That the Child secure may be.

                             Souls retiring, sweet, and humble,

                             Thou dost still for Jesus seek:

                             That my heart may be His garden,

                             Make it humble, pure, and meek.

 

Antiphon  Who arose, and took the Child and His Mother and came into the land of Israel … and he dwelt in a city which is called Nazareth.  (Matthew 2:23)

         

V.  Pray for us, most blessed Joseph,

R.  That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

 

Let us pray.

May we, O Lord, we beseech Thee, be assisted by the merits of the spouse of Thy most holy Mother, that what of ourselves we cannot possibly obtain, may through his intercession be granted to us by Thee, Who livest and reignest God forever and ever.  Amen.

 

V.  O Lord, hear my prayer,

R.  And let my cry come unto Thee.

V.  Let us bless the Lord.

R.  Thanks be to God. 

V.  May the souls of the faithful departed

through the mercy of God rest in peace.

R.  Amen.

 

VESPERS - 6PM


Hail, glory of the patriarchs, steward of God’s holy Church, who didst preserve the Bread of life and the Wheat of the elect.

 

V.  Incline unto mine aid, O God!

R.  O Lord, make haste to help me.

V.  Glory be to the Father, and to the Son,

and to the Holy Ghost,

R.  As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall

be, world without end.  Alleluia.

 

Hymn


                             Thou didst search with loving anguish

                             For the little Jesus lost;

                             But, in finding Him, what rapture,

                             Purchased at that sorrow’s cost!

                             Thee, my light, my life, my Jesus,

                             May I never lose by sin!

                             May my heart be pure and simple,

                             So that Thou may’st rest therein.

 

Antiphon  Son, why hast Thou done so to us?  Behold, Thy father and I have sought thee sorrowing.  (Luke 2:48)

         

V.  Pray for us, most blessed Joseph,

R.  That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

 

Let us pray.

May we, O Lord, we beseech Thee, be assisted by the merits of the spouse of Thy most holy Mother, that what of ourselves we cannot possibly obtain, may through his intercession be granted to us by Thee, Who livest and reignest God forever and ever.  Amen.

 

V.  O Lord, hear my prayer,

R.  And let my cry come unto Thee.

V.  Let us bless the Lord.

R.  Thanks be to God. 

V.  May the souls of the faithful departed

through the mercy of God rest in peace.

R.  Amen.

 

COMPLINE - 9PM


Hail, glory of the patriarchs, steward of God’s holy Church, who didst preserve the Bread of life and the Wheat of the elect.


V.  Convert us, O God our Savior.

R.  And turn away Thy wrath from us.

V.  Incline unto mine aid, O God!

R.  O Lord, make haste to help me.

V.  Glory be to the Father, and to the Son,

and to the Holy Ghost,

R.  As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall

be, world without end.  Alleluia.

 

Hymn


                             Jesus, Mary, hung above thee,

                             On that sad, yet happy day,

                             When, with their fond arms around thee,

                             Passed thy gentle soul away.

                             Oh! When death shall come to take me,

                             All its terrors I’ll defy,

                             If, with Jesus and with Mary,

                             Thou, dear Joseph, wilt be nigh.

 

Antiphon  In peace in the self-same I will sleep, and I will rest, for Thou, O Lord, singularly hast settled me in hope.  (Psalm 4:9)

 

V.  Pray for us, most blessed Joseph,

R.  That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

 

Let us pray.

May we, O Lord, we beseech Thee, be assisted by the merits of the spouse of Thy most holy Mother, that what of ourselves we cannot possibly obtain, may through his intercession be granted to us by Thee, Who livest and reignest God forever and ever.  Amen.

 

V.  O Lord, hear my prayer,

R.  And let my cry come unto Thee.

V.  Let us bless the Lord.

R.  Thanks be to God. 

V.  May the souls of the faithful departed

through the mercy of God rest in peace.

R.  Amen.

 

COMMENDATION

                            Thus, O glorious saint, my homage

                             I, thy grateful client, pay.

                             Hear my prayer and smile upon me,

                             Guide and guard me on my way.

                             May I, ’neath thy kind protection,

                             Safely reach my journey’s close,

                             And with thee in heaven’s bright palace

                             Through eternity repose!