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Saturday 10 December 2016    (other days)

 or Saturday of the 2nd week of Advent 

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
Cónditor alme síderum,
ætérna lux credéntium,
Christe, redémptor ómnium,
exáudi preces súpplicum.
Qui cóndolens intéritu
mortis períre sǽculum,
salvásti mundum lánguidum,
donans reis remédium,
Vergénte mundi véspere,
uti sponsus de thálamo,
egréssus honestíssima
Vírginis matris cláusula.
Cuius forti poténtiæ
genu curvántur ómnia;
cæléstia, terréstria
nutu faténtur súbdita.
Te, Sancte, fide quǽsumus,
ventúre iudex sǽculi,
consérva nos in témpore
hostis a telo pérfidi.
Sit, Christe, rex piíssime,
tibi Patríque glória
cum Spíritu Paráclito,
in sempitérna sǽcula. Amen.
Hymn
On Jordan’s bank the Baptist’s cry
Announces that the Lord is nigh;
Come then and hearken, for he brings
Glad tidings from the King of kings.
Then cleansed be every Christian breast,
And furnished for so great a guest!
Yea, let us each his heart prepare
For Christ to come and enter there.
For thou art our salvation, Lord,
Our refuge and our great reward;
Without thy grace our souls must fade,
And wither like a flower decayed.
Stretch forth thine hand, to heal our sore,
And make us rise to fall no more;
Once more upon thy people shine,
And fill the world with love divine.
All praise, eternal Son, to thee,
Whose Advent sets thy people free,
Whom, with the Father, we adore,
And Holy Ghost, for evermore.

Ps 112:1-9
Laudabile nomen Domini

Deposuit potentes de sede et exaltavit humiles” (Lc 1, 52).

Ierúsalem, gaude gáudio magno, quia véniet tibi Salvátor, allelúia.
1Laudáte, púeri Dómini,*
  laudáte nomen Dómini.
2Sit nomen Dómini benedíctum*
  ex hoc nunc et usque in sǽculum.
3A solis ortu usque ad occásum*
  laudábile nomen Dómini.
4Excélsus super omnes gentes Dóminus,*
  super cælos glória eius.
5Quis sicut Dóminus Deus noster, qui in altis hábitat*
  6et se inclínat, ut respíciat in cælum et in terram?
7Súscitans de terra ínopem,*
  de stércore érigens páuperem,
8ut cóllocet eum cum princípibus,*
  cum princípibus pópuli sui.
9Qui habitáre facit stérilem in domo,*
  matrem filiórum lætántem.
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Ierúsalem, gaude gáudio magno, quia véniet tibi Salvátor, allelúia.
Psalm 112 (113)
Praise of the Lord's name
Rejoice greatly, Jerusalem, for your Saviour will come to you. Alleluia.
Praise, servants of the Lord,
  praise the name of the Lord.
Let the Lord’s name be blessed,
  now and for ever.
From the sun’s rising to its setting,
  the Lord’s name is to be praised.
The Lord is high over all peoples,
  his glory is above the heavens.
Who is like the Lord our God, who lives on high,
  who bends down to watch over heaven and earth?
He raises the weak from the ground,
  the poor from the dunghill,
raises them among the princes,
  the princes of his people.
He gives the barren woman a household,
  makes her the happy mother of children.
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.
Rejoice greatly, Jerusalem, for your Saviour will come to you. Alleluia.

Ps 115:10-19
Gratiarum actio in templo

Per ipsum (Christum) offeramus hostiam laudis semper Deo” (Hebr 13, 15).

Ego Dóminus prope feci iustítiam meam; non elongábitur, et salus mea non morábitur.
10Crédidi, étiam cum locútus sum:*
  «Ego humiliátus sum nimis».
11Ego dixi in trepidatióne mea:*
  «Omnis homo mendax».
12Quid retríbuam Dómino*
  pro ómnibus, quæ retríbuit mihi?
13Cálicem salutáris accípiam*
  et nomen Dómini invocábo.
14Vota mea Dómino reddam*
  coram omni pópulo eius.
15Pretiósa in conspéctu Dómini*
  mors sanctórum eius.
16O Dómine, ego servus tuus,*
  ego servus tuus et fílius ancíllæ tuæ.
Dirupísti víncula mea:†
  17tibi sacrificábo hóstiam laudis*
  et nomen Dómini invocábo.
18Vota mea Dómino reddam*
  coram omni pópulo eius,
19in átriis domus Dómini,*
  in médio tui, Ierúsalem.
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Ego Dóminus prope feci iustítiam meam; non elongábitur, et salus mea non morábitur.
Psalm 115 (116B)
Thanksgiving in the Temple
I, the Lord, am coming to deliver you: I am already near and my saving act will not be delayed.
Still I trusted, even when I said
  “I am greatly afflicted,”
when I said in my terror,
  “all men are liars.”
How shall I repay the Lord
  for all he has done for me?
I will take up the cup of salvation
  and call on the name of the Lord.
I will fulfil my vows to the Lord
  before all his people.
Precious in the sight of the Lord
  is the death of his faithful.
O Lord, I am your servant,
  your maidservant’s son.
You have torn apart my chains:
  I will make you a sacrifice of praise,
  I will call on the name of the Lord.
I will fulfil my vows to the Lord
  before all his people,
in the courts of the house of the Lord,
  within your walls, Jerusalem.
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.
I, the Lord, am coming to deliver you: I am already near and my saving act will not be delayed.

CanticumPhil2:6-11
De Christo, servo Dei
Emítte Agnum, Dómine, dominatórem terræ, de Petra desérti, ad montem fíliæ Sion.
6Christus Iesus, cum in forma Dei esset,*
  non rapínam arbitrátus est esse se æquálem Deo,
7sed semetípsum exinanívit
  formam servi accípiens,†
  in similitúdinem hóminum factus;*
  et hábitu invéntus ut homo,
8humiliávit semetípsum†
  factus obœ́diens usque ad mortem,*
  mortem autem crucis.
9Propter quod et Deus illum exaltávit†
  et donávit illi nomen,*
  quod est super omne nomen,
10ut in nómine Iesu omne genu flectátur*
  cæléstium et terréstrium et infernórum
11et omnis lingua confiteátur:*
  «Dóminus Iesus Christus!»,
  in glóriam Dei Patris.
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Emítte Agnum, Dómine, dominatórem terræ, de Petra desérti, ad montem fíliæ Sion.
CanticlePhilippians 2
Christ, God's servant
Send, Lord, the Lamb, the ruler of the earth, from the Rock in the desert to the mountain of the daughter of Sion.
Jesus Christ, although he shared God’s nature,
  did not try to cling to his equality with God;
but emptied himself, took on the form of a slave,
  and became like a man:
not in appearance only,
  for he humbled himself by accepting death,
  even death on a cross.
For this, God has raised him high,
  and given him the name that is above every name,
so that at the name of Jesus every knee will bend,
  in heaven, on earth, and under the earth,
and every tongue will proclaim
  “Jesus Christ is Lord,”
  to the glory of God the Father.
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.
Send, Lord, the Lamb, the ruler of the earth, from the Rock in the desert to the mountain of the daughter of Sion.

Lectio brevis1 Th 5:23-24
Ipse Deus pacis sanctíficet vos per ómnia, et ínteger spíritus vester et ánima et corpus sine queréla in advéntu Dómini nostri Iesu Christi servétur. Fidélis est, qui vocat vos, qui étiam fáciet.
Short Reading
1 Thessalonians 5:23-24 ©
May the God of peace make you perfect and holy; and may you all be kept safe and blameless, spirit, soul and body, for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. God has called you and he will not fail you.

Responsorium breve
℣. Osténde nobis, Dómine,* Misericórdiam tuam. Osténde.
℟. Et salutáre tuum da nobis.* Misericórdiam tuam. Glória Patri. Osténde.
Short Responsory
Show us, Lord, your steadfast love.
Show us, Lord, your steadfast love.
And grant us your salvation.
Show us, Lord, your steadfast love.
Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit.
Show us, Lord, your steadfast love.

Canticum
Exsultatio animæ in Domino
Ante me non est formátus Deus et post me non erit: quia mihi curvábitur omne genu et confitébitur omnis lingua.
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 sǽcula.
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Ante me non est formátus Deus et post me non erit: quia mihi curvábitur omne genu et confitébitur omnis lingua.
CanticleMagnificat
My soul rejoices in the Lord
Before me there was no God nor will there be after me. Every knee shall bend before me and every tongue shall acknowledge me.
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.
Before me there was no God nor will there be after me. Every knee shall bend before me and every tongue shall acknowledge me.

Preces
Christum, gáudium et exsultatiónem ómnium eum exspectántium, invocémus, dicéntes:
Veni, Dómine, et noli tardáre.
Læti exspectámus advéntum tuum,
  veni, Dómine Iesu.
Veni, Dómine, et noli tardáre.
Tu, qui es ante sǽcula,
  veni ad salvándum nos in hoc sǽculo.
Veni, Dómine, et noli tardáre.
Tu, qui creásti mundum et omnes qui hábitant in eo,
  veni ad rediméndum opus mánuum tuárum.
Veni, Dómine, et noli tardáre.
Qui nostram non horruísti mortálem natúram,
  veni ad eripiéndum nos a mortis império.
Veni, Dómine, et noli tardáre.
Qui venísti ut vitam superabundántem haberémus,
  veni nobísque dona tuam vitam ætérnam.
Veni, Dómine, et noli tardáre.
Qui omnes hómines in regnum tuum adunáre voluísti,
  veni ad congregándum eos qui vultus tui visiónem exspéctant.
Veni, Dómine, et noli tardáre.
Prayers and intercessions
The Son of God is coming with great power: all mankind shall see his face and be reborn.
Come, Lord Jesus, do not delay!
You will bring us wisdom, fresh understanding and new vision.
Come, Lord Jesus, do not delay!
You will bring us good news, and power which will transform our lives.
Come, Lord Jesus, do not delay!
You will bring us truth, showing us the way to our Father.
Come, Lord Jesus, do not delay!
Born of a woman, you will open in our flesh the way to eternal life and joy.
Come, Lord Jesus, do not delay!

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 cónspicis pópulum tuum nativitátis domínicæ festivitátem fidéliter exspectáre, præsta, quǽsumus, ut valeámus ad tantæ salútis gáudia perveníre et ea votis sollémnibus álacri semper lætítia celebráre.
Per Dóminum nostrum Iesum Christum, Fílium tuum,
qui tecum vivit et regnat in unitáte Spíritus Sancti, Deus,
per ómnia sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Grant, almighty God,
  that looking forward in faith to the feast of our Lord’s birth,
  we may feel all the happiness our Saviour brings
  and celebrate his coming with unfailing joy.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
  who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
  one God, for ever and ever.

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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