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Sunday 20 April 2014    (other days)
Easter Sunday

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
Ad cenam Agni próvidi,
stolis salútis cándidi,
post tránsitum maris Rubri
Christo canámus príncipi.
Cuius corpus sanctíssimum
in ara crucis tórridum,
sed et cruórem róseum
gustándo, Deo vívimus.
Protécti paschæ véspero
a devastánte ángelo,
de Pharaónis áspero
sumus erépti império.
Iam pascha nostrum Christus est,
agnus occísus ínnocens;
sinceritátis ázyma
qui carnem suam óbtulit.
O vera, digna hóstia,
per quam frangúntur tártara,
captíva plebs redímitur,
reddúntur vitæ prǽmia!
Consúrgit Christus túmulo,
victor redit de bárathro,
tyránnum trudens vínculo
et paradísum réserans.
Esto perénne méntibus
paschále, Iesu, gáudium
et nos renátos grátiæ
tuis triúmphis ággrega.
Iesu, tibi sit glória,
qui morte victa prǽnites,
cum Patre et almo Spíritu,
in sempitérna sǽcula.
Amen.
Hymn
The Lamb’s high banquet we await,
In snow-white robes of royal state;
And now, the Red Sea’s channel past,
To Christ our Prince we sing at last.
Upon the altar of the Cross
His body hath redeemed our loss;
And tasting of his scarlet blood,
Our life is hid with him in God.
Now Christ our paschal Lamb is slain,
The Lamb of God that knows no stain,
The true oblation offered here,
Our own unleavened bread sincere.
O thou, from whom hell’s monarch flies,
O great, O very Sacrifice,
Thy captive people are set free,
And endless life restored in thee.
To thee who, dead, again dost live,
All glory, Lord, thy people give:
All glory, as is ever meet,
To Father and to Paraclete.

Psalmus 109:1-5,7
Messias rex et sacerdos
Oportet illum regnare, donec ponat omnes inimicos sub pedibus eius” (1 Cor 15, 25).
Venérunt ad monuméntum María Magdaléne et áltera María vidére sepúlcrum, allelúia.
1Dixit Dóminus Dómino meo:*
  «Sede a dextris meis,
donec ponam inimícos tuos*
  scabéllum pedum tuórum».
2Virgam poténtiæ tuæ emíttet Dóminus ex Sion:*
  domináre in médio inimicórum tuórum.
3Tecum principátus in die virtútis tuæ,†
  in splendóribus sanctis,*
  ex útero ante lucíferum génui te.
4Iurávit Dóminus et non pænitébit eum:*
  «Tu es sacérdos in ætérnum secúndum órdinem Melchísedech».
5Dóminus a dextris tuis,*
  conquassábit in die iræ suæ reges.
7De torrénte in via bibet,*
proptérea exaltábit caput.
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Venérunt ad monuméntum María Magdaléne et áltera María vidére sepúlcrum, allelúia.
Psalm 109 (110)
The Messiah, king and priest
Mary Magdalen came with the other Mary to see the tomb where the Lord had been laid, alleluia.
The Lord has said to my lord:
  “Sit at my right hand
  while I make your enemies your footstool.”
From Zion the Lord will give you a sceptre,
  and you will rule in the midst of your foes.
Royal power is yours in the day of your strength,
  among the sacred splendours.
  Before the dawn, I begot you from the womb.
The Lord has sworn, and he will not repent:
  “You are a priest for ever,
  a priest of the priesthood of Melchisedech.”
The Lord is at your right hand,
  and on the day of his anger he will shatter kings.
He will drink from the stream as he goes –
  he will hold his head high.
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.
Mary Magdalen came with the other Mary to see the tomb where the Lord had been laid, alleluia.

Psalmus 113A:1-8
Israel ex Ægypto liberatur
Cognoscite etiam vos exiisse ab Ægýpto, qui huic sæculo renuntiastis” (S. Augustinus).
Veníte, et vidéte locum ubi pósitus erat Dóminus, allelúia.
1In éxitu Israel de Ægýpto,*
  domus Iacob de pópulo bárbaro,
2factus est Iuda sanctuárium eius,*
  Israel potéstas eius.
3Mare vidit et fugit,*
  Iordánis convérsus est retrórsum;
4montes saltavérunt ut aríetes,*
  et colles sicut agni óvium.
5Quid est tibi, mare, quod fugísti?*
  Et tu, Iordánis, quia convérsus es retrórsum?
6Montes, quod saltástis sicut aríetes,*
  et colles, sicut agni óvium?
7A fácie Dómini contremísce, terra,*
  a fácie Dei Iacob,
8qui convértit petram in stagna aquárum*
  et sílicem in fontes aquárum.
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Veníte, et vidéte locum ubi pósitus erat Dóminus, allelúia.
Psalm 113A (114)
Israel set free from Egypt
Come and see where the Lord was laid, alleluia.
When Israel came out of Egypt,
  Jacob’s people from a land of strangers,
Judah became his sanctuary
  and Israel his domain.
The sea saw it, and fled;
  the Jordan flowed backwards at the sight;
the mountains leapt like rams;
  the hills, like yearling sheep.
Sea, what was it, what made you flee?
  And you, Jordan, why did you flow uphill?
Mountains, why did you leap like rams?
  Hills, like yearling sheep?
Tremble, Earth, at the presence of the Lord,
  the presence of the Lord of Jacob,
who has turned the rock into a pool of water
  and made a fountain out of the flint.
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.
Come and see where the Lord was laid, alleluia.

Canticumcf. Rv19
De nuptiis Agni
Ait Iesus: Nolíte timére; ite, nuntiáte frátribus meis ut eant in Galilǽam; ibi me vidébitis, allelúia.
Allelúia.
1Salus et glória et virtus Deo nostro,*
(℟. Allelúia.)
2quia vera et iusta iudícia eius.
℟. Allelúia (allelúia).
Allelúia.
5Laudem dícite Deo nostro, omnes servi eius*
(℟. Allelúia.)
et qui timétis eum, pusílli et magni!
℟. Allelúia (allelúia).
Allelúia.
6Quóniam regnávit Dóminus, Deus noster omnípotens.*
(℟. Allelúia.)
7Gaudeámus et exsultémus et demus glóriam ei.
℟. Allelúia (allelúia).
Allelúia.
Quia venérunt núptiæ Agni,*
(℟. Allelúia.)
et uxor eius præparávit se.
℟. Allelúia (allelúia).
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Ait Iesus: Nolíte timére; ite, nuntiáte frátribus meis ut eant in Galilǽam; ibi me vidébitis, allelúia.
Canticle(Apocalypse 19)
The wedding of the Lamb
Jesus said: ‘Do not fear. Go, and tell my brethren that they are to leave for Galilee: they will see me there.’ Alleluia.
Alleluia.
Salvation and glory and power belong to our God,
  because his judgements are true and just.
Alleluia.
Alleluia.
Praise our God, all his servants,
  and you who fear him, small and great.
Alleluia.
Alleluia.
For the Lord reigns, our God, the Almighty:
  let us rejoice and exult and give him glory.
Alleluia.
Alleluia.
The marriage of the Lamb has come,
  and his spouse has made herself ready.
Alleluia.
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.
Jesus said: ‘Do not fear. Go, and tell my brethren that they are to leave for Galilee: they will see me there.’ Alleluia.

Lectio brevis
Hebrews 10:12-14
Christus, una pro peccátis obláta hóstia, in sempitérnum consédit in déxtera Dei, de cétero exspéctans, donec ponántur inimíci eius scabéllum pedum eius; una enim oblatióne consummávit in sempitérnum eos, qui sanctificántur.
Short Reading
Hebrews 10:12-14 ©
Christ has offered one single sacrifice for sins, and then taken his place forever, at the right hand of God, where he is now waiting until his enemies are made into a footstool for him. By virtue of that one single offering, he has achieved the eternal perfection of all whom he is sanctifying.

Responsorium breve
Hæc dies quam fecit Dóminus: exsultémus et lætémur in ea, allelúia
Short Responsory
This is the day which was made by the Lord: let us rejoice and be glad, alleluia.

Canticum
Exsultatio animæ in Domino
Cum esset sero die illo una sabbatórum et fores essent clausæ ubi erant discípuli congregáti, stetit Iesus in médio et dixit eis: Pax vobis, 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.
Cum esset sero die illo una sabbatórum et fores essent clausæ ubi erant discípuli congregáti, stetit Iesus in médio et dixit eis: Pax vobis, allelúia.
CanticleMagnificat
My soul rejoices in the Lord
On the evening of that Sunday, when the disciples were gathered behind locked doors, Jesus came and stood among them. He said to them, ‘Peace be with you.’ 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.
On the evening of that Sunday, when the disciples were gathered behind locked doors, Jesus came and stood among them. He said to them, ‘Peace be with you.’ Alleluia.

Preces
Christum Dóminum, qui mórtuus est, resurréxit et semper interpéllat pro nobis, cum fidúcia deprecémur:
Victor Rex, exáudi nos.
Christe, lux et salus ómnium géntium,
— ignem Spíritus tui effúnde super nos, resurrectiónem tuam proclamántes.
Israel in te Christum spei suæ agnóscat
— et omnis terra cognitióne tuæ glóriæ repleátur.
Serva nos in communióne sanctórum tuórum
— et cum eis a labóribus nostris requiéscere concéde.
Qui inimícam mortem superásti, cóntere in nobis inimícum tuum,
— ut tibi immortáli victóri vivámus.
Christe salvátor, qui, factus obœ́diens usque ad mortem, exaltátus es ad déxteram Patris,
— fratres tuos in regnum glóriæ tuæ benígnus admítte.
Prayers and intercessions
Let us pray with joy to Christ the Lord. He rose from the dead and is living now to intercede for us.
Victorious king, hear us.
Christ, you are the light of the world and the salvation of nations;
  set us on fire with your Spirit as we proclaim the wonder of your resurrection.
Victorious king, hear us.
Let Israel recognize in you the Messiah it has longed for;
  fill all men with the knowledge of your glory.
Victorious king, hear us.
Keep us united in the communion of saints;
  may we find rest with them, when life’s work is done.
Victorious king, hear us.
You have overcome death, the last enemy of man;
  destroy everything in us that is at enmity with God.
Victorious king, hear us.
Christ, our Saviour, you became obedient to death, but God raised you to the heights;
  receive our brothers into the kingdom of your glory.
Victorious king, hear 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 hodiérna die per Unigénitum tuum æternitátis nobis áditum, devícta morte, reserásti, da nobis, quǽsumus, ut, qui resurrectiónis domínicæ sollémnia cólimus, per innovatiónem tui Spíritus in lúmine vitæ resurgámus. Per Dóminum.
On this day, Lord God,
  you opened for us the way to eternal life
  through your only Son’s victory over death.
Grant that as we celebrate the feast of his resurrection
  we may be renewed by your Holy Spirit
  and rise again in the light of life.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
  who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
  one 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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