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 The Office of the Passion - 157 

13Take 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 a

[Note: from the Lord’s Birth until the Octave of the Epiphany, this psalm is recited at every hour.

If anyone wishes to recite this Office of Saint Francis, it may be said in this way: first say the “Our Father” with its praises, i.e., “Holy, Holy, Holy.” At the end of the praises with the prayer, as it is written above, say the antiphon Holy Virgin Mary with the psalm that has been arranged for each hour of the day and night. May this Office be recited with great reverence.]




Officium passionis domini, Fontes Franciscani, p. 163

13Tollite corpora vestra et baiulate sanctam crucem eius*
et sequimini usque in finem sanctissima praecepta eius.

[Nota, quod iste psalmus dicitur a Nativitate Domini usque ad octavam Epiphaniae ad omnes horas.

Si quis voluerit dicere hoc officium beati Francisci, ita dicat illud: primo dicat "Pater noster" cura laudibus, scilicet: "Sanctus, sanctus, sanctus". Finitis laudibus cum oratione ut supra incipiatur antiphona: "Sancta Maria" cum psalmo, qui constitutus est unicuique horae diei et noctis. Et cum magna reverentia dicatur.]

Francis of Assisi: Early Documents, vol. 1, p. 157

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