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.


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)