Tollite portas

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Gradual for Advent and offertory for Christmas Vigil.
Source of text is Psalm 23 (Vulgate, altered).

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Text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

23:7  Tollite portas, principes, vestras, et elevamini, portæ æternales,
et introibit rex gloriæ.

Advent gradual adds
23:3  Quis ascendet in montem Domini? Aut quis stabit in loco sancto eius?
23  Innocens manibus et mundo corde.

Christmas offertory adds
23:1  Domini est terra et plenitudo eius: orbis terrarum et universi, qui habitant in eo.
23:2  Ipse super maria fundavit eum et super flumina praeparavit eum.

English.png English translation

24:7  Lift up your heads, O ye gates, and be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors:
and the King of glory shall come in.

Advent Gradual adds
24:3  Who shall ascend into the hill of the Lord? Or who shall stand in his holy place?
24:34a  He that hath clean hands, and a pure heart.

Christmas offertory adds
24:1  The earth is the Lord's, and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein.
24:2  For he hath founded it upon the seas, and established it upon the floods.

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