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Si ego Dominus

Antiphon for Maundy Thursday

Si ego Dominus (If I your Lord) is the fifth antiphon during the Washing of the Feet ceremonyon Maundy Thursday.

The antiphon comes from John 13: 13,14, and is followed by Psalm 48:2. It is one of the eight antiphons sung during the ceremony, and reminds us of the example Our Lord gave us, in showing humility and charity to our neighbor.

Si ego Dominus is here interpreted by the Mosteiro de São Bento (Monastery of St. Benedict), São Paulo, Brazil.

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Latin text

Ant. Si ego Dominus et Magister vester
Lavi vobis pedes:
Quanto magis debetis
Alter alterius lavare pedes?

Ps. Audite haec omnes gentes:
Auribus percipite qui habitatis orbem.


English translation:

Ant. If I your Lord and Master
Have washed your feet:
How much more ought you
To wash the feet of one another?

Ps. Heart these things, all ye nations:
Hearken to them all ye that inhabit the world.


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