(Usus Antiquior) Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Double I Classis) – Thursday, 25 March 2021 : Gradual and Tract

Liturgical Colour : White

Gradual

Psalm 44 : 3, 5

Diffusa est gratia in labiis tuis : propterea benedixit te Deus in aeternum.

Response : Propter veritatem et mansuetudinem et justitiam : et deducet te mirabiliter dextera tua.

English translation

Grace is poured abroad in your lips, therefore God had blessed you forever.

Response : Because of truth, meekness and justice, and your right hand shall conduct you wonderfully.

Tract

Psalm 44 : 11, 12, 13, 10, 15, 16

Audi, filia, et vide, et inclina aurem tuam : quia concupivit Rex speciem tuam.

Response : Vultum tuum deprecabuntur omnes divites plebis : filiae regum in honore tuo.

Response : Adducentur Regi Virgines post eam : proximae ejus afferentur Tibi.

Response : Adducentur in laetitia et exsultatione : adducentur in templum Regis.

English translation

Harken, o daughter and see, and incline your ear, for the King had greatly increased your beauty.

Response : All the rich among the people shall entreat your countenance, the daughter of kings, your honour.

Response : After her shall virgins be brought to the King, her neighbours shall be brought to You.

Response : They shall be brought with gladness and rejoicing. They shall be brought into the Temple of the King.

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