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Friday 6 May 2016    (other days)
Friday of the 6th week of Eastertide 

Vespers (Evening 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. Allelúia.
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. Alleluia.

Hymnus
Veni, creátor Spíritus,
mentes tuórum vísita,
imple supérna grátia,
quæ tu creásti, péctora.
Qui díceris Paráclitus,
donum Dei altíssimi,
fons vivus, ignis, cáritas
et spiritális únctio.
Tu septifórmis múnere,
dextræ Dei tu dígitus,
tu rite promíssum Patris
sermóne ditans gúttura.
Accénde lumen sénsibus,
infúnde amórem córdibus,
infírma nostri córporis,
virtúte firmans pérpeti.
Hostem repéllas lóngius
pacémque dones prótinus;
ductóre sic te prǽvio
vitémus omne nóxium.
Per te sciámus da Patrem
noscámus atque Fílium,
te utriúsque Spíritum
credámus omni témpore. Amen.
Hymn
Sing we triumphant hymns of praise,
New hymns to heaven exulting raise:
Christ, by a road before untrod,
Ascendeth to the throne of God.
The holy Apostolic band
Upon the Mount of Olives stand,
And with the Virgin Mother see
Jesu’s resplendent majesty.
O grant us thitherward to tend,
And with unwearied hearts ascend
Toward thy kingdom’s throne, where thou
(As is our faith) art seated now.
All glory, Lord, to thee we pay,
Ascending o’er the stars to-day;
All glory, as is ever meet,
To Father and to Paraclete.

Ps 114:1-9
Gratiarum actio
Per multas tribulationes oportet nos intrare in regnum Dei” (Act 14, 22).
De angústiis inférni Dóminus erípuit ánimam meam, allelúia.
1Diléxi, quóniam exáudit Dóminus*
  vocem deprecatiónis meæ.
2Quia inclinávit aurem suam mihi,*
  cum in diébus meis invocábam.
3Circumdedérunt me funes mortis,*
  et angústiæ inférni invenérunt me.
Tribulatiónem et dolórem invéni†
  4et nomen Dómini invocábam:*
  «O Dómine, líbera ánimam meam».
5Miséricors Dóminus et iustus,*
  et Deus noster miserétur.
6Custódiens párvulos Dóminus;*
  humiliátus sum, et salvum me fáciet.
7Convértere, ánima mea, in réquiem tuam,*
  quia Dóminus benefécit tibi;
8quia erípuit ánimam meam de morte,†
  óculos meos a lácrimis,*
  pedes meos a lapsu.
9Ambulábo coram Dómino*
  in regióne vivórum.
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
De angústiis inférni Dóminus erípuit ánimam meam, allelúia.
Psalm 114 (116A)
Thanksgiving
The Lord saved my soul from the power of death, alleluia.
I love the Lord, for he has heard
  the cry of my appeal;
because he has turned his ear to me as I call on him,
  day by day.
The ropes of death surrounded me,
  Hell held me tight,
I had found pain and tribulation –
  but I called on the Lord’s name:
  “O Lord, free my soul.”
The Lord is compassionate and just;
  our God takes pity on us.
The Lord cares for the simple –
  I was brought low, but he saved me.
Return, my soul, to your rest,
  for the Lord has looked after you;
he has rescued my spirit from death, my eyes from tears,
  he has saved my feet from stumbling.
I shall walk in the presence of the Lord
  in the land of the living.
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.
The Lord saved my soul from the power of death, alleluia.

Ps 120:1-8
Custos populi
Non esurient amplius, neque sitient amplius, neque cadet super illos sol neque ullus æstus” (Ap 7, 16).
Quasi pupíllam óculi sui custodívit Dóminus pópulum suum, allelúia.
1Levábo óculos meos in montes:*
  unde véniet auxílium mihi?
2Auxílium meum a Dómino,*
  qui fecit cælum et terram.
3Non dabit in commotiónem pedem tuum,*
  neque dormitábit, qui custódit te.
4Ecce non dormitábit neque dórmiet,*
  qui custódit Israel.
5Dóminus custódit te,†
  Dóminus umbráculum tuum,*
  ad manum déxteram tuam.
6Per diem sol non percútiet te,*
  neque luna per noctem.
7Dóminus custódiet te ab omni malo;*
  custódiet ánimam tuam Dóminus.
8Dóminus custódiet intróitum tuum et éxitum tuum*
  ex hoc nunc et usque in sǽculum.
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Quasi pupíllam óculi sui custodívit Dóminus pópulum suum, allelúia.
Psalm 120 (121)
The guardian of the people
The Lord protected his people as the apple of his eye. Alleluia.
I shall lift my eyes to the hills:
  where is my help to come from?
My help will come from the Lord,
  who made heaven and earth.
He will not let your foot slip:
  he will not doze, your guardian.
Behold, he will not doze or sleep,
  the guardian of Israel.
The Lord is your guardian, the Lord is your shade;
  he is at your right hand.
By day the sun will not strike you;
  nor the moon by night.
The Lord will guard you from all harm;
  the Lord will guard your life.
The Lord will guard your coming and your going
  both now and 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.
The Lord protected his people as the apple of his eye. Alleluia.

CanticumAp 15:3-4
Hymnus adorationis
Fortitúdo mea et salus mea Dóminus, et factus est mihi in salútem, allelúia.
3Magna et mirabília ópera tua,*
  Dómine Deus omnípotens;
iustæ et veræ viæ tuæ,*
  Rex géntium!
4Quis non timébit, Dómine,*
  et glorificábit nomen tuum?
Quia solus Sanctus,†
  quóniam omnes gentes vénient et adorábunt in conspéctu tuo,*
  quóniam iudícia tua manifestáta sunt.
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Fortitúdo mea et salus mea Dóminus, et factus est mihi in salútem, allelúia.
CanticleApocalypse 15
A hymn of adoration
The Lord is my strength and protection: he is my salvation. Alleluia.
Great and wonderful are your deeds,
  O Lord God the Almighty!
Just and true are your ways,
  O King of the ages!
Who shall not fear and glorify your name, O Lord?
  For you alone are holy.
All nations shall come and worship you,
  for your judgements have been revealed.
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.
The Lord is my strength and protection: he is my salvation. Alleluia.

Lectio brevisHebr 5:8-10
Christus cum esset Fílius, dídicit ex his, quæ passus est, obœdiéntiam et, consummátus, factus est ómnibus obœdiéntibus sibi auctor salútis ætérnæ, appellátus a Deo póntifex iuxta órdinem Melchísedech.
Short ReadingHebrews 5:8-10 ©
Christ, although he was the Son, learnt to obey through suffering; but having been made perfect, he became for all who obey him the source of eternal salvation and was acclaimed by God with the title of high priest of the order of Melchizedek.

Responsorium breve
℣. Spíritus Paráclitus,* Allelúia, allelúia. Spíritus.
℟. Docébit vos ómnia.* Allelúia, allelúia. Glória Patri. Spíritus.
Short Responsory
The Holy Spirit is the Advocate, alleluia, alleluia.
The Holy Spirit is the Advocate, alleluia, alleluia.
He will teach you everything.
The Holy Spirit is the Advocate, alleluia, alleluia.
Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit.
The Holy Spirit is the Advocate, alleluia, alleluia.

Canticum
Exsultatio animæ in Domino
Pater vester de cælo dabit Spíritum bonum peténtibus se, allelúia.
Magníficat*
  ánima mea Dóminum,
et exsultávit spíritus meus*
  in Deo salvatóre meo,
quia respéxit humilitátem ancíllæ suæ.*
  Ecce enim ex hoc beátam me dicent omnes generatiónes,
quia fecit mihi magna, qui potens est,*
  et sanctum nomen eius,
et misericórdia eius in progénies et progénies*
  timéntibus eum.
Fecit poténtiam in bráchio suo,*
  dispérsit supérbos mente cordis sui;
depósuit poténtes de sede*
  et exaltávit húmiles;
esuriéntes implévit bonis*
  et dívites dimísit inánes.
Suscépit Israel púerum suum,*
  recordátus misericórdiæ,
sicut locútus est ad patres nostros,*
  Abraham et sémini eius in sæcula.
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Pater vester de cælo dabit Spíritum bonum peténtibus se, allelúia.
CanticleMagnificat
My soul rejoices in the Lord
Your heavenly Father will give his Holy Spirit to those who ask him. Alleluia.
My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord,
  and my spirit rejoices in God, my salvation.
For he has shown me such favour –
  me, his lowly handmaiden.
Now all generations will call me blessed,
  because the mighty one has done great things for me.
His name is holy,
  his mercy lasts for generation after generation
  for those who revere him.
He has put forth his strength:
  he has scattered the proud and conceited,
  torn princes from their thrones;
  but lifted up the lowly.
He has filled the hungry with good things;
  the rich he has sent away empty.
He has come to the help of his servant Israel,
  he has remembered his mercy as he promised to our fathers,
  to Abraham and his children 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.
Your heavenly Father will give his Holy Spirit to those who ask him. Alleluia.

Preces
Laudémus Christum, quem Spíritus Sanctus unxit, et orémus:
Qui sedes ad déxteram Patris, interpélla pro nobis.
Omnes, qui christiáno nómine vocántur, réspice, Dómine,
— ut a Spíritu Sancto congregéntur in unum.
Mitte lucem tuam ómnibus, qui propter nomen tuum persecutiónem patiúntur,
— ut sciant quid coram persecutóribus loquántur.
Omnes te agnóscant, vitem veram,
— ut fiant pálmites fructum Spíritus afferéntes.
Christe, rex omnis terræ, qui in iubilatióne cælum ascendísti,
—regna super omnes gentes.
Qui mortis et resurrectiónis tuæ per baptísmum sunt facti partícipes,
—tecum per mortem tránseant ad vitam.
Prayers and intercessions
Let us pray to Christ, who was anointed with the Holy Spirit.
Exalted Christ, intercede for us.
Lord Jesus, look upon Christians all over the world;
  gather them into unity through your Holy Spirit.
Exalted Christ, intercede for us.
Give your light to all who suffer persecution for your name;
  grant that they may know what to say to those who persecute them.
Exalted Christ, intercede for us.
Let all men know you, the one true vine;
  make them your branches, bearing the fruit of the Spirit.
Exalted Christ, intercede for us.
King of the universe, you ascended into heaven to the joy of angels and men;
  reign over our world and rule all the nations.
Exalted Christ, intercede for us.
You have made the baptized sharers in your death and resurrection;
  at the hour of death let them pass with you into eternal life.
Exalted Christ, intercede for us.

Pater noster, qui es in cælis:
sanctificétur nomen tuum;
advéniat regnum tuum;
fiat volúntas tua, sicut in cælo et in terra.
Panem nostrum cotidiánum da nobis hódie;
et dimítte nobis débita nostra,
sicut et nos dimíttimus debitóribus nostris;
et ne nos indúcas in tentatiónem;
sed líbera nos a malo.
Our Father, who art in heaven,
  hallowed be thy name.
Thy kingdom come.
  Thy will be done on earth, as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread,
  and forgive us our trespasses,
  as we forgive those who trespass against us,
and lead us not into temptation,
  but deliver us from evil.

Deus, qui ad ætérnam vitam in Christi resurrectióne nos réparas, érige nos ad consedéntem in déxtera tua nostræ salútis auctórem, ut, cum in maiestáte sua Salvátor noster advénerit, quos fecísti baptísmo renásci, fácias beáta immortalitáte vestíri. Per Dóminum.
Lord God,
  you restore us to eternal life by our Saviour’s resurrection:
place us at your right hand,
  where he is enthroned with you.
You gave us a new birth in baptism:
  clothe us in the garment of eternal happiness
  when Christ comes in his glory.
Who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
  God for ever and ever.
Amen.

Dóminus nos benedícat, et ab omni malo deféndat, et ad vitam perdúcat ætérnam.
The Lord bless us, and keep us from all evil, and bring us to everlasting life.

AMEN

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