Saturday, April 11, 2009

Exsultet


Exultet iam angelica turba caelorum:exultent divina mysteria:et pro tanti Regis victoria tuba insonet salutaris.

Gaudeat et tellus tantis irradiata fulgoribus:et, aeterni Regis splendore illustrata,totius orbis se sentiat amisisse caliginem.

Laetetur et mater Ecclesia,tanti luminis adornata fulgoribus:et magnis populorum vocibus haec aula resultet.

Quapropter astantes vos, fratres carissimi,ad tam miram huius sancti luminis claritatem,una mecum, quaeso,Dei omnipotentis misericordiam invocate.Ut, qui me non meis meritisintra Levitarum numerum dignatus est aggregare,luminis sui claritatem infundens,cerei huius laudem implere perficiat.

Vere dignum et iustum est,invisibilem Deum Patrem omnipotentem Filiumque eius unigenitum,Dominum nostrum Iesum Christum, toto cordis ac mentis affectu et vocis ministerio personare.

Qui pro nobis aeterno Patri Adae debitum solvit,et veteris piaculi cautionem pio cruore detersit.

Haec sunt enim festa paschalia,in quibus verus ille Agnus occiditur,cuius sanguine postes fidelium consecrantur.

Haec nox est,in qua primum patres nostros, filios Israeleductos de Aegypto,Mare Rubrum sicco vestigio transire fecisti.

Haec igitur nox est,quae peccatorum tenebras columnae illuminatione purgavit.

Haec nox est,quae hodie per universum mundum in Christo credentes,a vitiis saeculi et caligine peccatorum segregatos,reddit gratiae, sociat sanctitati.

Haec nox est,in qua, destructis vinculis mortis,Christus ab inferis victor ascendit.

Nihil enim nobis nasci profuit,nisi redimi profuisset.O mira circa nos tuae pietatis dignatio!O inaestimabilis dilectio caritatis:ut servum redimeres, Filium tradidisti!

O certe necessarium Adae peccatum,quod Christi morte deletum est!O felix culpa,quae talem ac tantum meruit habere Redemptorem!

O vere beata nox,quae sola meruit scire tempus et horam,in qua Christus ab inferis resurrexit!

Haec nox est, de qua scriptum est:Et nox sicut dies illuminabitur:et nox illuminatio mea in deliciis meis.

Huius igitur sanctificatio noctis fugat scelera, culpas lavat:et reddit innocentiam lapsiset maestis laetitiam.Fugat odia, concordiam paratet curvat imperia.

O vere beata nox,in qua terrenis caelestia, humanis divina iunguntur!

In huius igitur noctis gratia, suscipe, sancte Pater,laudis huius sacrificium vespertinum,quod tibi in hac cerei oblatione sollemni,per ministrorum manusde operibus apum, sacrosancta reddit Ecclesia.

Sed iam columnae huius praeconia novimus,quam in honorem Dei rutilans ignis accendit.Qui, licet sit divisus in partes,mutuati tamen luminis detrimenta non novit.

Alitur enim liquantibus ceris,quas in substantiam pretiosae huius lampadisapis mater eduxit

Oramus ergo te, Domine,ut cereus iste in honorem tui nominis consecratus,ad noctis huius caliginem destruendam,indeficiens perseveret.Et in odorem suavitatis acceptus,supernis luminaribus misceatur.

Flammas eius lucifer matutinus inveniat:Ille, inquam, lucifer, qui nescit occasum:Christus Filius tuus,qui, regressus ab inferis, humano generi serenus illuxit,et vivit et regnat in saecula saeculorum.


Please remember to pray for the Holy Roman Emperor also, which used to be included pre-1955! I'm not sure who the current claimant is, but heck, it couldn;t hurt!

5 comments:

TopTech said...

Whom ever it is, they're probably on this list
- http://www.angelfire.com/in/heinbruins/Wilhelm1.html

John said...

Well, that would surely be Otto von Habsburg, would it not? Son of Blessed Kaiser Karl. Unless he has entered into his eternal reward (he is pretty old)

BONIFACE said...

Id imagine if anybody had a claim to the title it would be Otto Hapsburg...but remember, he was heir to the Austrio-Hungarian Empire, not the HRE. The HRE was dissolved in 1806, though I am unclear as to the relation between the HRE and the Austrio-Hungarian Empire...I believe the AH Empire was just a piece of the old HRE that continued on ruled by the same family?

The successor certainly wouldn't be a descendant of Wilhelm since Wilhelm was Kng of Prussia and not a Holy Roman Emperor...

I'd say the head of the Hapsburgs is the rightful heir. That would be Otto, and he was even crowned...too bad he renounced all his claims back in the thirties.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Otto_von_Habsburg

BONIFACE said...

Oops..I mean the 1960's, not the 1930's...

Anselm said...

Of course, the HRE was elected by, I think, a certain seven of the more powerful lords within the empire. It tended to pass from father to son, but I don't think the heir had a strict right to the title at all. So I imagine that there is no "heir-claimant" really. Although as the heir to the AHE I don't think many would dispute that Otto would be most deserving.

I recently learned that a seventh verse was added to the Kaiserlied (anthem of the HRE/AHE by Haydn) by Austrian monarchists in which they beg Otto by name to hurry back and finally bring the people peace. I've been trying to learn it in German ;)

The whole anthem is great though.