Fuit Dóminus cum Ioseph - St Joseph, spouse of the BVM no 1


R. Fuit Dóminus cum Ioseph, et dedit ei grátiam in conspéctu principis carceris: * Qui trádidit in manu illíus universos vinctos.
V. Quidquid fiebat, sub ipso erat: Dóminus enim erat cum illo, et ómnia ópera eius dirigebat.
R. Qui trádidit in manu illíus universos vinctos.
R. The Lord was with Joseph, and gave him favour in the sight of the keeper of the prison. * And the keeper of the prison committed to Joseph's hand all the prisoners that were in the prison.
V. And whatsoever they did there, he was the doer of it because the Lord was with him, and that which he did, the Lord made it to prosper.
R. And the keeper of the prison committed to Joseph's hand all the prisoners that were in the prison.

Used:

St Joseph No 1

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Translation source: DO

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LR 305
NR 96*

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Esuriénte terra Ægýpt - St Joseph no 2


R. Esuriénte terra Ægýpti, clamávit pópulus ad regem, aliménta petens. Quibus ille respóndit: * Ite ad Ioseph, et quidquid vobis dixerit, fácite.
V. Crescebat quotídie fames in omni terra, aperuítque Ioseph univérsa horrea, et vendebat Ægýptiis.
R. Ite ad Ioseph, et quidquid vobis dixerit, fácite.
R. When all the land of Egypt was famished, the people cried to the king for bread. And the king said unto all the Egyptians * Go unto Joseph; and what he saith to you, do.
V. The famine was more grievous every day over all the face of the earth, and Joseph opened all the storehouses, and sold unto the Egyptians.
R. Go unto Joseph; and what he saith to you, do.

Used:

St Joseph No 2

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Translation source: DO

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LR 306
NR 97*

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Fecit me Dóminus quasi patrem - St Joseph no 3


R. Fecit me Dóminus quasi patrem regis, et dóminum univérsæ domus eius: nolíte pavére;  * Pro salúte enim vestra misit me Deus ante vos in Ægýptum.
V. Veníte ad me, et ego dabo vobis ómnia bona Ægýpti, et comedetis medullam terræ.
R. Pro salúte enim vestra misit me Deus ante vos in Ægýptum.
R. The Lord hath made me as a father to Pharaoh, and lord of all his house fear not * For God sent me before you into Egypt, to save your lives.
V. Come unto me, and I will give you all the good things of Egypt, and ye shall eat the fat of the land.
R. For God sent me before you into Egypt, to save your lives.

Used:

St Joseph No 3

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Translation source: DO

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LR 306-7
NR 97-8*

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Benedictiones patris tui - St Joseph Spouse of the BVM no 4


R. Benedictiones patris tui confortatæ sunt benedictionibus patrum ejus: * Donec veniret desiderium collium æternorum.
V Fiant in capite Joseph, et in vertice Nazaræi inter fratres suos
R. Donec veniret desiderium collium æternorum.
V. Gloria patri...
R. Donec veniret desiderium collium æternorum.
R. The blessings of thy father are strengthened with the blessings of his fathers: * Until the desire of the everlasting hills should come.
V. May they be upon the head of Joseph, and upon the crown of the Nazarite among his brethren
R. Until the desire of the everlasting hills should come.
V. Glory be...
R. Until the desire of the everlasting hills should come.

Used:

St Joseph, spouse of the BVM No 4

Sources

Translation source: DR

Text: Gen 49: 26

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LR 307

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Angelus Domini apparuit Ioseph - St Joseph spouse no 5


R. Angelus Domini apparuit Ioseph, dicens: Ioseph, fili David, noli timere accipere Mariam conjugem tuam * Quod enim in ea natum est de spiritu sancto est
V Pariet autem filium et vocabis nomen ejus Jesus
R. Quod enim in ea natum est de spiritu sancto est 
R: The angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in his sleep, saying: Joseph, son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife, * For that which is conceived in her, is of the Holy Ghost.
V. And she shall bring forth a son: and thou shalt call his name Jesus
R. For that which is conceived in her, is of the Holy Ghost.

Used:

St Joseph No 5

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Translation source: KE/DR

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LR 310-11

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Ascéndit Ioseph a Galilǽa - St Joseph spouse no 6


R. Ascéndit Ioseph a Galilǽa de civitáte Nazareth in Iudæam, in civitátem David, quæ vocátur Bethlehem: * Eo quod esset de domo et família David.
V. Ut profiterétur cum Maria desponsáta sibi uxore.
R. Eo quod esset de domo et família David.
R. Joseph went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem * Because he was of the house and lineage of David.
V. To be enrolled with Mary his espoused wife.
R. Because he was of the house and lineage of David.

Used:

St Joseph No 6

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Translation source: DO

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LR 311
NR 100*


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Surge, et accipe Puerum et Matrem eius - St Joseph spouse no 7


R. Surge, et accipe Puerum et Matrem eius, et fuge in Ægýptum; * Et esto ibi, usque dum dicam tibi.
V. Ut adimplerétur quod dictum est a Dómino per prophétam dicéntem: Ex Ægýpto vocávi Fílium meum.
R. Et esto ibi, usque dum dicam tibi.
R. Arise, and take the young Child and His mother, and flee into Egypt; * And be thou there until I bring thee word.
V. That it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the Prophet, saying Out of Egypt have I called My Son.
R. And be thou there until I bring thee word.

Used:

St Joseph No 7

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Translation source: DO

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LR 312
NR 100*

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Cum inducerent púerum Iesum...et erat - St Joseph no 8


R. Cum inducerent púerum Iesum paréntes eius, ut fácerent secúndum consuetúdinem legis pro eo,  * Accépit eum Simeon in ulnas suas, et benedíxit Deum.
V. Et erat Pater eius et Mater mirántes super his, quæ dicebántur de illo.
R. Accépit eum Simeon in ulnas suas, et benedíxit Deum.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Accépit eum Simeon in ulnas suas, et benedíxit Deum.
R. When His parents brought the Child Jesus into the temple, to do for Him after the custom of the law, * Simeon took Him up in his arms, and blessed God.
V. And His father and mother marvelled at those things which were spoken of Him.
R. Simeon took Him up in his arms, and blessed God.
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Ghost.
R. Simeon took Him up in his arms, and blessed God.

Used:

St Joseph spouse of the BVM No 8

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Translation source: DO

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LR 312-3
NR 101*

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Ibant parentes Iesu - St Joseph spouse, no 9


V. Ibant parentes Iesu per omnes annos in Ierulsaelm, in die solemni Paschae: consumptisque diebus cum redirent, remansit puer Iesus in Ierusalem * Et non cognoverunt parentes eius.
R. Existimantes autem illum esse in comitatu, requirebant eum inter cognatos et nos
V. Et non cognoverunt parentes eius.
V: And his parents went every year to Jerusalem, at the solemn day of the pasch, and having fulfilled the days, when they returned, the child Jesus remained in Jerusalem; * And his parents knew it not.
R: And thinking that he was in the company, they came a day’s journey, and sought him among their kinsfolks and acquaintance.
V: And his parents knew it not.

Used:

St Joseph No 9

Sources

Translation source: DO

Text: lk 2: 41

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LR 314

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Dicit Mater Jesu ad illum - St Joseph, spouse no 10


R. Dicit Mater Jesu ad illum: Fili, quid fecísti nobis sic? * Ecce pater tuus et ego doléntes quærebámus te.
V. Et ait ad illos: Quid est, quod me quærebátis? nesciebátis, quia in his quæ Patris mei sunt, oportet me esse?
R. Ecce pater tuus et ego doléntes quærebámus te.
R. The Mother of Jesus said unto Him Son, why hast Thou thus dealt with us? * Behold, thy father and I have sought thee sorrowing.
V. And He said unto them: How is it that ye sought Me? Wist ye not that I must be about My Father's business?
R. Behold, thy father and I have sought thee sorrowing.

Used:

St Joseph No 10

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Translation source: DO

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LR 315
NR 103*


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Descéndit Jesus cum eis - St Joseph spouse of the BVM no 11


R. Descéndit Jesus cum eis, et venit Nazareth:  * Et erat súbditus illis.
V. Proficiebat sapiéntia, et ætate, et grátia apud Deum et hómines.
R. Et erat súbditus illis.
R. Jesus went down with them, and came to Nazareth * And was subject unto them.
V. He increased in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and man.
R. And was subject unto them.

Used:

St Joseph No 11

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Translation source: DO

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LR 316
NR 104*

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Notes on the feast of St Gregory the Great

The 1962 Monastic Breviary provides two options for the responsories - a set specific to the feast, or those from the Office of a confessor bishop doctor.

Unfortunately I have only been able to locate the chant for one of the responsories specific to the feast, Gregorius praesul (in the Processionale Monasticum pg 140), and so have instead provided those from the Common for the feast.

If anyone can assist me with the missing responsories, please do let me know.

There are four specific to the feast in the Hartker MSS which can be found here: Gregofacsimil.  None of these are used in the modern feast however, nor are any of the 1962 responsories on the Cantus Database.

The Liber Responsorialis does however provide the hymn specific to the feast, Anglorum jam apostolus, on page 434.


Iste est qui ante Deum magnas virtútes...ecce - Doctor not a bishop no 9


R. Iste est, qui ante Deum magnas virtútes operátus est, et omnis terra doctrina ejus repléta est:  * Ipse intercedat pro peccátis ómnium populórum.
V.  Ecce homo sine querela, verus Dei cultor, abstinens  se ab omni opere malo, et permanens in innocentia sua
R. Ipse intercedat pro peccátis ómnium populórum.
R. This is he which wrought great wonders before God, and praised the Lord with all his heart. * May he pray for all people, that their sins may be forgiven unto them.
V. Behold a man without blame, a worshipper of God in truth, keeping himself clean from every evil work, and abiding still in his innocency.
R. May he pray for all people, that their sins may be forgiven unto them.

Used:

confessor doctorNo 9

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Translation source: DO

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LR 
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Gregorien