Signum magnum appáruit in cœlo: múlier amicta sole, et luna sub pédibus ejus, et in cápite ejus coróna stellárum duódecim.
The Mass is being sung at Saint-Eugène; I went to bed a bit earlier than I have been (have been staying awake until 2300, on account of the heat) and managed to be awake before the alarm went at 0145. The Asperges is almost complete and then comes the Introit. The Schola sang the Litany of Our Lady as the clergy entered; the program for the Mass is here. The sequence Induant iustitiam from the Parisian proper was sung.
Audi, fília, et vide, et inclína aurem tuam, et concupíscit rex decórem tuum. V. Omnis glória ejus fíliæ Regis ab intus, in fímbriis áureis circumamícta varietátibus.
Allelúja, allelúja. V. Assumpta est María in cœlum: gaudet exércitus Angelórum. Allelúja.
The Gospel is from Saint Luke 1,41-50. In the Pauline Rite (I hear this at the Saturday evening 'vigil Mass'), 11,27-28 is substituted (or, it was substituted this year).
In illo témpore: Repléta est Spíritu Sancto Elisabeth et exclamávit voce magna, et dixit: Benedícta tu inter mulíeres, et benedíctus fructus ventris tui. Et unde hoc mihi ut véniat mater Dómini mei ad me? Ecce enim ut facta est vox salutatiónis tuæ in áuribus meis, exsultávit in gáudio infans in útero meo. Et beáta, quæ credidísti, quóniam perficiéntur ea, quæ dicta sunt tibi a Dómino. Et ait María: Magníficat ánima mea Dóminum; et exsultávit spíritus meus in Deo salutári meo; quia respéxit humilitátem ancíllæ suæ, ecce enim ex hoc beátam me dicent omnes generatiónes. Quia fecit mihi magna qui potens est, et sanctum nomen ejus, et misericórdia ejus a progénie in progénies timéntibus eum.
The prose Ave Virgo virginum was sung at the Offertory; from the use of Coutances.
Ave, Virgo vírginum,
Spes salútis hóminum,
Mater alma grátiæ.
Ave, sidus rútilum,
Laus et decus órdinum
O præ muliéribus,
Quin et præ Cœlítibus,
Benedícta Fília !
Hauris unde plénior,
Hoc e fonte crébrior
Stillet in nos grátia.
Ad Deum ut ádeant,
Per te vota tránseant :
Non fas matrem réjici.
Justo robur ímpetra,
Plebi fave súpplici.
Tu triumphis inclyta,
Nos rege, nos éxcita
Certántes in ácie.
Quæ benígna díceris,
Affer opem míseris,
In labórem série.
Quos vides in médiis
Natis præbe déxteram,
Trahe nos in pátriam,
Junge cœli cívibus. Amen.
Inimicítias ponam inter te et mulíerem, et semen tuum et semen illíus.
Beátam me dicent omnes generatiónes, quia fecit mihi magna qui potens est.
The recessional hymn, by Pierre Janin (born in 1824, and a priest, possibly of the Society of Jesus; I see no other information about him online), J’irai La Voir Un Jour, seems to be one of those 19th century songs that has become fixed in the background of the French Catholic imagination. A lovely Mass on this splendid feast of Our Lady.
To Lauds and the rest of the day but this link to Dom Guéranger for the feast is much more efficent than me fussing with copying and pasting. I had been thinking about returning to putting Dom G. and Blessed I. here but obviously haven't done so. If the new management at One Peter Five is going to do this regularly, even if only on the principal feasts, macte virtute.
Have been listening to the Sunday recital from Żelazowa Wola, Piotr Banasik the pianist. Although I dozed through the op 13 Fantasia.
The Mass from Saint-Eugène ought to be ready at YouTube.
Ante Tertiam. Saint-Eugène's Vespers and the Assumption procession look to be scheduled for 0800; for whatever reason no indication of it is displayed on the YT channel. Canon Guelfucci was talking about the procession and the archevêché and who knows what in the announcements before his sermon so, eh. I thought he was going on about all of it in the context of the pass sanitaire nonsense; but I don't know. Vespers etc happening at 0800, yes, although there seems to be some glitching in the stream, tsk. I've had to go to Facebook, on the other laptop, re-arranging the Bluetooth connexions etc etc.
The program for Vespers and the celebration of the Voeu is here. Whether YT eventually supplies the recording, we shall see.
Deus, regum ac regnórum moderátor et custos, qui unigénitum Fílium tuum Dóminum nostrum sanctíssimæ Vírgini Matri in terris súbditum esse voluísti, ut in eo nobis exémplum humilitátis et obediéntiæ præsignáres ; † fámuli tui Ludovíci regis christianíssimi vota secúndo favóre proséquere : * ut qui ejúsdem se Vírginis tutélæ devóta sponsióne cónsecrant, perpétuæ in hac vita tranquillitátis, et ætérnæ libertátis in cælo præmia consequántur. Per eúmdem Christum Dóminum nostrum. Amen.
Ante Vesperas. The Pontifical Solemn High Mass for the feast of Our Lady's Assumption that was celebrated at midday at the Cathedral-Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul in Philadelphia went splendidly, so far as I could tell, and was attended by an impressively large number of people. I followed up to Mons Pasley's sermon at which point I had had enough 'church' for the day. Sir James MacMillan was master of the music; his own motets were sung after I clicked away; perhaps one at the very beginning? am not sure. The videos from years past are at YouTube so I hope the recording of today's Mass will be, too. Eventually. Many thanks are due to Mons Perez of Philadelphia who, unlike a certain eminentissimus ac reverendissimus dominus of a nearby diocese, graciously allowed the Traditional Mass to be celebrated, and in his own cathedral at that. So much for any real obligation to pay attention to all the incomprehensible provisions of Traditionis Custodes!
It is also the feast of Saint Luigi (20th century), of Saint Alafredus (9th century), and of Saint Tarcisius (3rd century).
V. Et álibi aliórum plurimórum sanctórum Mártyrum et Confessórum, atque sanctárum Vírginum. R. Deo grátias.