Officium Sanctae Crucis

Ad Sextam

The Office of the Holy Cross

At Sext

[Per signum crucis...]

[By the sign of the cross...]

V: Deus in adiutorium meum intende.

V: Incline unto my aid O God.

R: Domine ad adiuvandum me festina.

R: O Lord make haste to help me.

Gloria Patri, et Filio, et Spiritui Sancto.
Sicut erat in principio, et nunc, et semper: et in saecula saeculorum, Amen.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost.
Even as it was in the beginning, and now, and ever: and world without end, Amen.

Non dicitur, Alleluia, neque Laus tibi Domine.

Alleluia is not to be said, nor Praise be to thee O Lord.

Hora sexta Iesus est cruci conclavatus,
Et est cum latronibus pendens deputatus:
Prae tormentis sitiens felle saturatus,
Agnus crimen diluens sic ludificatus.

To the cross Christ nailed was the sixth hour of the day,
And there hanging with two thieves reputed was as they:
Thirsting by torments made with gall they seek to slake:
Mocked was the Lamb while he our guilt on him did take.

Ant: Per lignum servi facti sumus, et per sanctam crucem liberati sumus: fructus arboris seduxit nos, filius Dei redemit nos.

Ant: By a tree we were made bondmen, and by the Holy Cross we are set free: the fruit of the tree seduced us, the Son of God redeemed us.

V: Adoramus te Christe, et benedicimus tibi.

V: We adore thee O Christ, and we bless thee.

R: Quia per sanctam crucem tuam redemisti mundum.

R: For that by thy holy Cross thou hast redeemed the world.

Domine Iesu Christe fili Dei vivi, pone passionem, crucem, et mortem tuam inter iudicium tuum et animam meam, nunc, et in hora mortis meae: et mihi largiri digneris gratiam et misericordiam: vivis et defunctis requiem et veniam: Ecclesiae tuae pacem et concordiam, et nobis peccatoribus vitam et gloriam sempiternam. Qui vivis et regnas cum Deo patre in unitate spiritus sancti Deus, Per omnia saecula saeculorum.

O Lord Jesus Christ the son of the living God, set thy passion, cross, and death between thy judgment and my soul, now, and in the hour of my death and vouchsafe to grant unto me grace and mercy: to the living and the dead rest and pardon: to thy Church peace and concord, and to us sinners life and glory everlasting, who livest and reignest, God, with God the Father in the unity of the Holy Ghost, world without end.

R: Amen.

R: Amen.

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