Misericórdia Dómini plena est terra, allelúja: verbo Dómini cœli firmáti sunt, allelúja, allelúja...

Deus, qui in Filii tui humilitate jacéntem mundum erexísti: fidelibus tuis perpétuam concéde lætítiam; ut, quos perpétuæ mortis eripuísti casibus, gaudiis fácias perfrui sempitérnis. Per eúndem Dóminum.

Today is Friday infra Hebdomadam IIam post Octavam Paschae, that is, post Pascha; at some point one drops the post Octavam and begins counting simply post Pascha. In the 1923 Missale this Misericordia Domini Sunday is secunda post Pascha.

It is a feria in Paschaltide, and at Le Barroux the Mass of Sunday was sung, Misericordia Domini plena est terra alleluia. Someone on X yesterday commented that it was his favorite, presumably meaning his favorite Introit. The Alleluia Ego sum pastor bonus is specially lovely, to my mind, certainly, but I can't do the sort of analysis that Neumz do in order to identify why this might be.

Troubles at home, I'm afraid. The new medication doesn't seem to me (after three days of it I guess it is just one day; who knew one was supposed to use the cuff before taking the morning medication) to be doing much to move the blood pressure numbers into the target range, tsk, which means that a second medication will be started at the end of this fortnight's experiment. 

And I went out last evening before retiring to bed (to read about Archie Goodwin's capers in the current Nero Wolfe novel) and saw a rat scurrying off from the dog food dish so took it into my head to do some shooting. Alas, I carelessly managed to shoot a steel pellet into the fixed glass door (the sliding door was closed most of the way i.e. the dogs have to have a way in and out), shattering it. It is all of it still in the doorframe but it will have to be replaced, five or six hundred dollars that I can ill afford. 

And the landlady had gone off earlier, in the late afternoon, to the hospital emergency room due to 'heart flutters'. She (a former nurse) was, foolishly, hoping not to be admitted. We shall see if she returns today. I see this morning that I missed a telephone call from her yesterday at 1630; she was waiting at that time for the ministrations of the ER people to begin, I gather. No idea what one does to counter 'heart flutters'. The treatment probably includes the avoidance of shattered glass doors. 

Introitus. Ps. 32, 5-6.
Misericórdia Dómini plena est terra, allelúja: verbo Dómini cœli firmáti sunt, allelúja, allelúja. Ps. ibid., 1. Exsultáte, justi, in Dómino: rectos decet collaudátio. ℣. Glória Patri.

Kyrie, Gloria.

 Deus, qui in Filii tui humilitate jacéntem mundum erexísti: fidelibus tuis perpétuam concéde lætítiam; ut, quos perpétuæ mortis eripuísti casibus, gaudiis fácias perfrui sempitérnis. Per eúndem Dóminum.

Léctio Epístolæ beáti Petri Apóstoli.
1 Petri 2, 21-25.

Caríssimi: Christus passus est pro nobis, vobis relínquens exémplum, ut sequámini vestígia ejus. Qui peccátum non fecit, nec invéntus est dolus in ore ejus: qui cum male dicerétur, non maledicébat: cum paterétur, non comminabátur: tradébat autem judicánti se injúste: qui peccáta nostra ipse pértulit in córpore suo super lignum: ut, peccátis mórtui, justítiæ vivámus: cujus livóre sanáti estis. Erátis enim sicut oves errántes, sed convérsi estis nunc ad pastórem et epíscopum animárum vestrárum. 

Allelúja, allelúja. ℣. Luc. 24, 35. Cognovérunt discípuli Dóminum Jesum in fractióne panis.

Allelúja. ℣. Joann. 10, 14. Ego sum pastor bonus: ei cognósco oves meas, et cognóscunt me meæ. Allelúja.

✠ Sequéntia sancti Evangélii secúndum Joánnem.
Joann. 10, 11-16.

In illo témpore: Dixit Jesus pharisǽis: Ego sum pastor bonus. Bonus pastor ánimam suam dat pro óvibus suis. Mercennárius autem et qui non est pastor, cujus non sunt oves própriæ, videt lupum veniéntem, et dimíttit oves et fugit: et lupus rapit et dispérgit oves: mercennárius autem fugit, quia mercennárius est et non pértinet ad eum de óvibus. Ego sum pastor bonus: et cognósco meas et cognóscunt me meæ. Sicut novit me Pater, et ego agnósco Patrem, et ánimam meam pono pro óvibus meis. Et alias oves hábeo, quæ non sunt ex hoc ovili: et illas opórtet me addúcere, et vocem meam áudient, et fiet unum ovíle et unus pastor.

Offertorium. Ps. 62, 2 et 5. Deus, Deus meus, ad te de luce vígilo: et in nómine tuo levábo manus meas, allelúja.

Secreta. Benedictiónem nobis, Dómine, cónferat salutárem sacra semper oblátio: ut, quod agit mystério, virtúte perfíciat. Per Dóminum.

Sanctus, Benedictus, Agnus Dei.

Communio. Joann. 10, 14.
Ego sum pastor bonus, allelúja: et cognósco oves meas, et cognóscunt me meæ, allelúja, allelúja.

Postcommunio. Præsta nobis, quǽsumus, omnípotens Deus: ut, vivificatiónis tuæ grátiam consequéntes, in tuo semper múnere gloriémur. Per Dóminum.