The Office of the Passion - 147 

15Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel* Lk 1:68
Who has redeemed the souls of His servant
with His very own most holy Blood+
and Who will not abandon all who hope in Him. Ps 34:23 [Vulgate, Ps 33:23]
16And we know that He is coming*
that He will come to judge justice. Ps 96:11 [Vulgate, Ps 95:11]

Antiphon: Holy Virgin Mary
Psalm [VII]

1All you nations clap your hands*
shout to God with a voice of gladness. Ps 47:2 [Vulgate, Ps 46:2]
2For the Lord, the Most High,*
the Awesome, is the Great King over all the earth. Ps 47:3 [Vulgate, Ps 46:3]
3For the Most Holy Father of heaven, our King before all ages* Ps 74:12 [Vulgate, Ps 73:12]
sent His Beloved Son from on high+ 1 Jn 4:9
and has brought salvation in the midst of the earth. Ps 74:12 [Vulgate, Ps 73:12]
4Let the heavens rejoice and the earth exult*
let the sea and all that is in it be moved+
let the fields and all that is in them be glad. Ps 96:11 [Vulgate, Ps 95:11] Ps 96:12 [Vulgate, Ps 95:12]
5Sing a new song to Him*
Sing to the Lord all the earth. Ps 96:1 [Vulgate, Ps 95:1]
6Because the Lord is great and highly to be praised,*
awesome beyond all gods. Ps 96:4 [Vulgate, Ps 95:4]
7Give to the Lord, you families of nations,+
Give to the Lord glory and honor*
Give to the Lord the glory due His name. Ps 96:7 [Vulgate, Ps 95:7] Ps 96:8 [Vulgate, Ps 95:8]
8Take up your bodies and carry His holy cross* Lk 14:27 Jn 19:17
and follow His most holy commands even to the end. 1 Pt 2:21 b
9Let the whole earth tremble before His face*
tell among the nations that the Lord has ruled from a tree. Ps 96:9 [Vulgate, Ps 95:9] Ps 96:10 [Vulgate, Ps 95:10]

[The Office is recited daily from Good Friday to the Feast of the Ascension till this point. On the Feast of the Ascension, however, these versicles are added:]




Officium passionis domini, Fontes Franciscani, p. 152-153

15Benedictus Dominus Deus Israel,
qui redemit animas servorum suorum
de proprio sanctissimo sanguine suo*
et non derelinquet omnes qui sperant in eo.
16Et scimus, quoniam venit*
quoniam veniet iustitiam iudicare.

Ad Vesperam
Antiphona: Sancta Maria Virgo
Psalmus [VII]

1Omnes gentes plaudite manibus*
iubilate Deo in voce exsultationis.
2Quoniam Dominus excelsus*
terribilis Rex magnus super omnem terram.
3Quia sanctissimus Pater de caelo, Rex noster ante saecula*
misit dilectum Filium suum d de alto
et operatus est salutem in medio terrae.
4Laetentur caeli et exsultet terra,
commoveatur mare et plenitudo eius*
gaudebunt campi et omnia, quae in eis sunt.
5Cantate ei canticum novum*
cantate Domino omnis terra.
6Quoniam magnus Dominus et laudabilis nimis*
terribilis est super omnes deos.
7Afferte Domino patriae gentium,
afferte Domino gloriam et honorem*
afferte Domino gloriam nomini eius.
8Tollite corpora vestra et baiulate sanctam crucem eius*
et sequimini usque in finem sanetissima praecepta eius.
9Commoveatur a facie eius universa terra*
dicite in gentibus, quia Dominus regnavit a ligno.

[Usque huc dicitur a feria sexta Parasceven usque ad festum Ascensionis quotidie. In festo vero Ascensionis superadduntur isti versiculi:]

Francis of Assisi: Early Documents, vol. 1, p. 147