Sicut erat

Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper, et in sǽcula sæculórum. As it was in the beginning, and now, and always, and in the ages of the ages. This is the end of the doxology. We recite the doxology at least 25 times daily in the Ordinary Form breviary, not counting the doxologies of…

Gloria Patri, Filio, et Spiritui Sancto

Glória Patri et Fílio et Spirítui Sancto. Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. The doxology employs datives for the names of the persons of the Trinity, meaning “to / from.” Gloria means glory (nominative case). Patri is from Pater (as in Our Father, Pater Noster). Here its form…

Dómine, ad adiuvándum meum festína

Dómine, ad adiuvándum meum festína. We use an imperative, from festinare: festina = Hurry / rush / make haste. We call him Domine, from Dominus = Lord. This is the vocative case because we are addressing Him: “O Lord.” The second declension (ending in –us) has a specific form for the vocative case = us…

Beginning Tuesday Compline: Deus, in adiutorium

Deus, in adiutórium meum inténde. Deus (vocative case) = God. We are calling out to God. Hence the common English translation, “O God.” inténde = imperative (singular). “O God, come / attend / be present!” adiutórium = help, assistance, in the accusative form, which, when attached to the preposition ‘in’ implies physical or moral motion,…

Beginning Monday Compline

We begin now the study of Monday Compline in the Liturgy of the Hours. The full Latin texts for Monday Compline can be found on our Resources page. Already we have studied the Deus, in adiutorium meum intende, and its paired response, Domine, ad adiuvandum me festina, as well as the doxology Gloria Patri, here…

Gloria Patri, Filio, et Spiritui Sancto

Glória Patri et Fílio et Spirítui Sancto. Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. The doxology employs datives for the names of the persons of the Trinity, meaning “to / from.” Gloria means glory (nominative case). Patri is from Pater (as in Our Father, Pater Noster). Here its form…

Gloria Patri, Filio, et Spiritui Sancto

Glória Patri et Fílio et Spirítui Sancto. Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. The doxology employs datives for the names of the persons of the Trinity, meaning “to / from.” Gloria means glory (nominative case). Patri is from Pater (as in Our Father, Pater Noster). Here its form…

Sicut erat

Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper, et in sǽcula sæculórum. As it was in the beginning, and now, and always, and in the ages of the ages. This is the end of the doxology. We recite the doxology at least 25 times daily in the Ordinary Form breviary, not counting the doxologies of…

Gloria Patri

Glória Patri et Fílio et Spirítui Sancto. Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. The doxology employs datives for the names of the persons of the Trinity, meaning “to / from.”  Gloria means glory (nominative case). Patri is from Pater (as in Our Father, Pater Noster). Here its form…