The Company's Grace

Opening Grace

Omnipotens et sempiterne Deus, cuius beatus Filius, in Bethlehem propter censum tributarium natus, Matthaeum publicanum in servitium suum vocavit, neque cenam Zacchaei publicani alterius despexit, gratias agimus tibi propter omnia beneficia tua, qui vivis et regnas in omnia saecula saeculorum. Amen

[Almighty and everlasting God, whose blessed Son, born in Bethlehem because of a tax census, called to his service Matthew the tax gatherer, and did not despise the dinner of Zaccheus, another tax gatherer, we give you thanks for all your acts of kindness, who live and reign for ever and ever. Amen. (Luke 2, i; Matthew 9,ix; Luke 19,v)]


Closing Grace

We all join in singing the City's Grace from "Laudi Spirituali" published in 1545:

Grace music