Monday Compline: The Reading or Lectio Brevis

1 Th 5, 9-10 Pósuit nos Deus in acquisitiónem salútis per Dóminum nostrum Iesum Christum, qui mórtuus est pro nobis, ut sive vigilémus sive dormiámus, simul cum illo vivámus. God has placed us in acquisition of salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ, who died for us, so that whether we keep watch or whether we…

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…

Fac mecum signum in bonum

Fac mecum signum in bonum,† ut vídeant, qui odérunt me, et confundántur,* quóniam tu, Dómine, adiuvísti me et consolátus es me. Show me a sign unto the good,† so that those who have hated me may see, and be confounded,* for you, Lord, have helped me and you have consoled me.

Deus, supérbi insurrexérunt super me

Deus, supérbi insurrexérunt super me,† et synagóga poténtium quæsiérunt ánimam meam,* et non proposuérunt te in conspéctu suo. God, the proud have risen up upon me† and the gathering of the powerful ones has sought my soul, * and they have not kept you in their sight.