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Wednesday 10 February 2016    (other days)
Ash Wednesday 

Sext (Midday Prayer)


INTRODUCTION
Deus, in adiutórium meum inténde.
  Dómine, ad adiuvándum me festína.
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
INTRODUCTION
O God, come to our aid.
  O Lord, make haste to help us.
Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit,
  as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be,
  world without end.
Amen.

Hymnus
Qua Christus hora sítiit
crucem vel in qua súbiit,
quos præstat in hac psállere
ditet siti iustítiæ.
Simul sit his esúries,
quam ipse de se sátiet,
crimen sit ut fastídium
virtúsque desidérium.
Charísma Sancti Spíritus
sic ínfluat psalléntibus,
ut carnis æstus frígeat
et mentis algor férveat.
Christum rogámus et Patrem,
Christi Patrísque Spíritum;
unum potens per ómnia,
fove precántes, Trínitas. Amen.
Hymn
Lord God and Maker of all things,
Creation is upheld by you.
While all must change and know decay,
You are unchanging, always new.
You are man’s solace and his shield,
His Rock secure on which to build.
You are the spirit’s tranquil home,
In you alone is hope fulfilled.
To God the Father and the Son
And Holy Spirit render praise:
Blest Trinity, from age to age
The strength of all our living days.
Stanbrook Abbey Hymnal

The psalms of the day are shown here. If you are reciting more than one daytime hour (Terce, Sext, None) today, use the psalms of the day at one hour and the complementary psalms at the others.

PSALMS OF THE DAY


Ps 118:145-152
Vivo ego, dicit Dóminus; nolo mortem peccatóris, sed ut magis convertátur et vivat.
145Clamávi in toto corde, exáudi me, Dómine;*
  iustificatiónes tuas servábo.
146Clamávi ad te, salvum me fac,*
  ut custódiam testimónia tua.
147Prævéni dilúculo et clamávi,*
  in verba tua supersperávi.
148Prævenérunt óculi mei vigílias,*
  ut meditárer elóquia tua.
149Vocem meam audi secúndum misericórdiam tuam, Dómine,*
  secúndum iudícium tuum vivífica me.
150Appropinquavérunt persequéntes me in malítia,*
  a lege autem tua longe facti sunt.
151Prope es tu, Dómine,*
  et ómnia præcépta tua véritas.
152Ab inítio cognóvi de testimóniis tuis,*
  quia in ætérnum fundásti ea.
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Vivo ego, dicit Dóminus; nolo mortem peccatóris, sed ut magis convertátur et vivat.
Psalm 118 (119): 145-152
As I live, says the Lord, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked man; rather let him turn from his evil way and live.
I call on you with all my heart –
  answer me, Lord.
  I will obey your laws.
I call on you –
  save me
  so that I can keep your decrees.
At first light I cry to you,
  I put all my hope in your word.
In the night I keep watch,
  pondering your sayings.
In your mercy, Lord, hear my voice;
  in your justice, give me life.
My persecutors come to do me harm:
  they are far from your law.
But you, Lord, are near to me,
  and you are trustworthy in all your precepts.
From the beginning I have known your decrees,
  how you have made them to last for ever.
Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit,
  as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be,
  world without end.
Amen.
As I live, says the Lord, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked man; rather let him turn from his evil way and live.

Ps 93:1-11
Dominus iustorum ultor
Vindex est Dominus de his omnibus: ... non enim vocavit nos Deus in immunditia, sed in sanctificatione” (Cf. 1 Th 4, 6-7).
Vivo ego, dicit Dóminus; nolo mortem peccatóris, sed ut magis convertátur et vivat.
1Deus ultiónum, Dómine,*
  Deus ultiónum, effúlge.
2Exaltáre, qui iúdicas terram,*
  redde retributiónem supérbis.
3Usquequo peccatóres, Dómine,*
  úsquequo peccatóres exsultábunt?
4Effabúntur et loquéntur protérva,*
  gloriabúntur omnes, qui operántur iniquitátem.
5Pópulum tuum, Dómine, humíliant*
  et hereditátem tuam vexant.
6Víduam et ádvenam interfíciunt*
  et pupíllos occídunt.
7Et dixérunt: «Non vidébit Dóminus,*
  nec intélleget Deus Iacob».
8Intellégite, insipiéntes in pópulo,*
  et, stulti, quando sapiétis?
9Qui plantávit aurem, non áudiet,*
  aut qui finxit óculum, non respíciet?
10Qui córripit gentes, non árguet,*
  qui docet hóminem sciéntiam?
11Dóminus scit cogitatiónes hóminum*
  quóniam vanæ sunt.
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Vivo ego, dicit Dóminus; nolo mortem peccatóris, sed ut magis convertátur et vivat.
Psalm 93 (94)
God, the avenger of the just
As I live, says the Lord, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked man; rather let him turn from his evil way and live.
O Lord, O God of vengeance,
  God of vengeance, appear!
Rise up, judge of the world,
  and give the proud their punishment.
How long will the wicked, O Lord,
  how long will the wicked triumph?
They open their mouths and speak boldly
  and proudly, those who do evil.
They oppress your people, O Lord,
  they trouble your people, your inheritance.
They kill the widow and stranger,
  they murder the orphans.
They have said to themselves
  ‘The Lord will not see.
  The God of Jacob will not notice.’
Understand, you stupid people!
  Fools, when will you be wise?
He gave us ears: will he not hear?
  He made the eye: will he not see?
He crushed the nations: will he not punish?
  He is the teacher of wisdom to mankind.
The Lord knows the thoughts of men
  in all their empty vanity.
Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit,
  as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be,
  world without end.
Amen.
As I live, says the Lord, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked man; rather let him turn from his evil way and live.

Ps 93 (94):12-24
Vivo ego, dicit Dóminus; nolo mortem peccatóris, sed ut magis convertátur et vivat.
12Beátus homo, quem tu erudíeris, Dómine,*
  et de lege tua docúeris eum,
13ut mítiges ei a diébus malis,*
  donec fodiátur peccatóri fóvea.
14Quia non repéllet Dóminus plebem suam*
  et hereditátem suam non derelínquet.
15Quia ad iustítiam revertétur iudícium,*
  et sequéntur illam omnes, qui recto sunt corde.
16Quis consúrget mihi advérsus malignántes,*
  aut quis stabit mecum advérsus operántes iniquitátem?
17Nisi quia Dóminus adiúvit me,*
  paulo minus habitásset in loco siléntii ánima mea.
18Si dicébam: «Motus est pes meus»,*
  misericórdia tua, Dómine, sustentábat me.
19In multitúdine sollicitúdinum meárum in corde meo,*
  consolatiónes tuæ lætificavérunt ánimam meam.
20Numquid sociábitur tibi sedes iniquitátis,*
  quæ fingit moléstiam contra præcéptum?
21Irruunt in ánimam iusti*
  et sánguinem innocéntem condémnant.
22Et factus est mihi Dóminus in præsídium*
  et Deus meus in rupem refúgii mei;
23et reddet illis iniquitátem ipsórum,†
  et in malítia eórum dispérdet eos,*
  24dispérdet illos Dóminus Deus noster.
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Vivo ego, dicit Dóminus; nolo mortem peccatóris, sed ut magis convertátur et vivat.
Psalm 93 (94)
As I live, says the Lord, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked man; rather let him turn from his evil way and live.
Happy the man whom you instruct, O Lord;
  to whom you teach your law.
You give him peace in evil days
  while a pit is being dug for the wicked.
The Lord will not reject his people:
  he will not abandon his inheritance.
Judgements will be just once more
  and the upright of heart will follow them.
Who will rise up with me against the wicked?
  Who will stand by my side against those who do evil?
If it were not for the Lord’s help,
  I should quickly find myself in the land of silence.
Whenever I said, ‘My feet are slipping,’
  your loving kindness, O Lord, held me upright.
In the midst of my heart’s troubles,
  your consolations gave me back my happiness.
The unjust tribunal can never be your friend,
  whose judges do evil against the law.
They attack the life of the just
  and condemn innocent blood.
The Lord is my stronghold,
  the rock where I shelter.
He will pay them back for their wickedness,
  scatter them in their malice,
  the Lord our God will scatter them.
Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit,
  as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be,
  world without end.
Amen.
As I live, says the Lord, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked man; rather let him turn from his evil way and live.
OR:

At the daytime hours (Terce, Sext, None) when you don’t choose to use the psalms of the day, use the complementary psalms instead.

COMPLEMENTARY PSALMS


Ps 122:1-5
Dominus fiducia populi
Duo cæci ... clamaverunt: «Domine, miserere nostri, Fili David»” (Mt 20, 30).
Vivo ego, dicit Dóminus; nolo mortem peccatóris, sed ut magis convertátur et vivat.
1Ad te levávi óculos meos,*
  qui hábitas in cælis.
2Ecce sicut óculi servórum ad manus dominórum suórum,*
  sicut óculi ancíllæ ad manus dóminæ suæ,
ita óculi nostri ad Dóminum Deum nostrum,*
  donec misereátur nostri.
3Miserére nostri, Dómine, miserére nostri,*
  quia multum repléti sumus despectióne;
4quia multum repléta est ánima nostra*
  derisióne abundántium et despectióne superbórum.
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Vivo ego, dicit Dóminus; nolo mortem peccatóris, sed ut magis convertátur et vivat.
Psalm 122 (123)
The Lord guards his people
As I live, says the Lord, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked man; rather let him turn from his evil way and live.
To you I lift up my eyes,
  to you who dwell in the heavens.
Like the eyes of a servant watching his master,
  like the eyes of a maid on her mistress’s hands,
  so we keep our eyes on the Lord our God,
  as we wait for his kindness.
Take pity on us, Lord, take pity:
  we have had our fill of contempt.
Our souls have had their fill
  of the laughter of the rich,
  of the contempt of the proud.
Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit,
  as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be,
  world without end.
Amen.
As I live, says the Lord, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked man; rather let him turn from his evil way and live.

Ps 123:1-8
Adiutorium nostrum in nomine Domini
Dixit Dominus Paulo: «Noli timere ... quia ego sum tecum»” (Act 18, 9-10).
Vivo ego, dicit Dóminus; nolo mortem peccatóris, sed ut magis convertátur et vivat.
1Nisi quia Dóminus erat in nobis, dicat nunc Israel,†
  2nisi quia Dóminus erat in nobis,*
  cum exsúrgerent hómines in nos:
3forte vivos deglutíssent nos,*
  cum irascerétur furor eórum in nos.
4Fórsitan aqua absorbuísset nos,†
  torrens pertransísset ánimam nostram*
  5fórsitan pertransíssent ánimam nostram aquæ intumescéntes.
6Benedíctus Dóminus;*
  qui non dedit nos in direptiónem déntibus eórum.
7Anima nostra sicut passer erépta est*
  de láqueo venántium:
láqueus contrítus est,*
  et nos erépti sumus.
8Adiutórium nostrum in nómine Dómini,*
  qui fecit cælum et terram.
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Vivo ego, dicit Dóminus; nolo mortem peccatóris, sed ut magis convertátur et vivat.
Psalm 123 (124)
Our help is in the name of the Lord
As I live, says the Lord, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked man; rather let him turn from his evil way and live.
If the Lord had not been with us
  (so let Israel sing),
If the Lord had not been with us
  when men rose up against us,
they might have skinned us alive,
  such was their anger.
The waters could have drowned us,
  the torrent poured over us,
  the foaming waters poured over us.
Blessed be the Lord, who saved us
  from being torn to pieces by their teeth.
We have escaped, like a bird
  from the snare of the fowler.
The snare was broken,
  and we escaped.
Our help is in the name of the Lord,
  who made heaven and earth.
Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit,
  as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be,
  world without end.
Amen.
As I live, says the Lord, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked man; rather let him turn from his evil way and live.

Ps 124:1-5
Dominus custos populi sui
Pax super Israel Dei” (Gal 6, 16).
Vivo ego, dicit Dóminus; nolo mortem peccatóris, sed ut magis convertátur et vivat.
1Qui confídunt in Dómino sicut mons Sion:*
  non commovébitur, in ætérnum manet.
2Ierúsalem, montes in circúitu eius,†
  et Dóminus in circúitu pópuli sui*
  ex hoc nunc et usque in sǽculum.
3Quia non requiéscet virga iniquitátis super sortem iustórum,*
  ut non exténdant iusti ad iniquitátem manus suas.
4Bénefac, Dómine, bonis*
  et rectis corde.
5Declinántes autem per vias pravas†
  addúcet Dóminus cum operántibus iniquitátem.*
  Pax super Israel!
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Vivo ego, dicit Dóminus; nolo mortem peccatóris, sed ut magis convertátur et vivat.
Psalm 124 (125)
The Lord guards his people
As I live, says the Lord, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked man; rather let him turn from his evil way and live.
Those who trust in the Lord are like the mountain of Zion:
  it cannot be shaken, it will stand firm for ever.
Jerusalem – the mountains stand guard over it,
  and the Lord stands guard over his people,
  both now and for ever.
The sceptre of the wicked shall not rest
  upon the inheritance of the just;
lest the just themselves stretch out their hands
  and turn to wickedness.
Be good, O Lord, to the good
  and the upright of heart.
As for those who turn away to crooked paths,
  the Lord shall treat them like the doers of evil.
Peace be on Israel!
Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit,
  as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be,
  world without end.
Amen.
As I live, says the Lord, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked man; rather let him turn from his evil way and live.

CONCLUSION


Lectio brevisZac 1:3-4
Convertímini ad me, ait Dóminus exercítuum; et convértar ad vos. Ne sitis sicut patres vestri, ad quos clamábant prophétæ prióres dicéntes: Convertímini de viis vestris malis et de cogitatiónibus vestris malis; et non audiérunt.
Short ReadingZechariah 1:3-4 ©
Return to me, says the Lord of Hosts, and I will return to you. Do not be like your ancestors, to whom the prophets in the past cried ‘Turn back from your evil ways and evil deeds’ but they would not listen.

℣. Avérte fáciem tuam a peccátis meis.
℟. Et omnes iniquitátes meas dele.
Turn your face away from my sins
and wipe out all my transgressions.

Oremus.
  Concéde nobis, Dómine, præsídia milítiæ christiánæ sanctis inchoáre ieiúniis, ut, contra spiritáles nequítias pugnatúri, continéntiæ muniámur auxíliis. Per Dóminum.
Let us pray.
Support us, Lord, as with this Lenten fast
  we begin our Christian warfare,
so that in doing battle against the spirit of evil
  we may be armed with the weapon of self-denial.
Through Christ our Lord.
Amen.

Benedicámus Dómino.
– Deo grátias.
Let us praise the Lord.
– Thanks be to God.

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