Domine quinque talenta

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Communion antiphon. In old mss. assigned to Common of Confessors; in Vatican & Solesmes editions found under the Feast of Peter Chrysologus (Dec. 4); in the 1970 NO assigned to Ordinary Time 33A and as an option for the Mass of the Dead).

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Latin.png Latin text

Domine, quinque talenta tradidisti mihi:
ecce alia quinque superlucratus sum.
Euge serve fidelis,
quia in pauca fuisti fidelis,
supra multa te constituam,
intra in gaudium domini tui.

(Matth.25:20,21)

English.png English translation

Lord, thou didst deliver to me five talents,
behold I have gained other five over and above.
Well done, good and faithful servant,
because thou hast been faithful over a few things,
I will place thee over many things:
enter thou into the joy of thy lord.

(Rheims New Testament, 1582)