Cum vocatus fueris ad nuptias

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Source of text: based on Luke 14:8,10-11, from the Gospel for the 16th Sunday after Pentecost.

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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Cum vocatus fueris ad nuptias, recumbe in novissimo loco:
ut dicat tibi qui te invitavit: Amice, ascende superius:
et erit tibi gloria coram simul discumbentibus.

English.png English translation

But when thou art invited to a wedding, sit down in the lowest place:
that when he who invited thee cometh, he may say to thee: Friend, go up higher.
Then shalt thou have glory before them that sit at table with thee.