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Thursday 3 December 2020    (other days)
Saint Francis Xavier, Priest 
 on Thursday of the 1st 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
Vir celse, forma fúlgida
virtútis, hymnum súscipe,
qui iure dum te prǽdicat,
Dei canit magnália.
Qui sempitérnus Póntifex
stirpem Deo mortálium
revínxit, atque réddidit
paci novo nos fœ́dere,
Te fecit ipse próvidus
sui minístrum múneris,
Patri datúrum glóriam
eiúsque vitam plébibus.
Regális huius cúlminis
adéptus altitúdinem,
verbo fuísti et móribus
doctor, sacérdos, hóstia.
Locátus in cæléstibus,
sanctæ meménto Ecclésiæ,
oves ut omnes páscua
Christi petant felícia.
Sit Trinitáti glória,
quæ sancti honóris múnia
tibi minístro sédulo
dignis corónat gáudiis. Amen.
Hymn
Who are these like stars appearing,
these, before God’s throne who stand?
Each a golden crown is wearing;
who are all this glorious band?
Alleluia! Hark, they sing,
praising loud their heavenly King.
Who are these of dazzling brightness,
clothed in God’s own righteousness?
These, whose robes of purest whiteness,
shall their lustre still possess,
still untouched by time’s rude hand?
Whence came all this glorious band?
These are they who have contended
for their Saviour’s honour long,
wrestling on till life was ended,
following not the sinful throng;
these who well the fight sustained,
triumph through the Lamb have gained.
These are they whose hearts were riven,
sore with woe and anguish tried,
who in prayer full oft have striven
with the God they glorified;
now, their painful conflict o’er,
God has bid them weep no more.
These, the Almighty contemplating,
did as priests before him stand,
soul and body always waiting
day and night at his command:
now in God’s most holy place
blest they stand before his face.

Ps 29:2-13
Gratiarum actio pro liberatione a morte

Christus post resurrectionem gloriosam Patri gratias agit” (Cassiodorus).

Clamávi ad te et sanásti me, Dómine; in ætérnum confitébor tibi.
2Exaltábo te, Dómine, quóniam extraxísti me,*
  nec delectásti inimícos meos super me.
3Dómine Deus meus, clamávi ad te,*
  et sanásti me.
4Dómine, eduxísti ab inférno ánimam meam,*
  vivificásti me, ut non descénderem in lacum.
5Psállite Dómino, sancti eius,*
  et confitémini memóriæ sanctitátis eius,
6quóniam ad moméntum indignátio eius*
  et per vitam volúntas eius.
Ad vésperum demorátur fletus,*
  ad matutínum lætítia.
7Ego autem dixi in securitáte mea:*
  «Non movébor in ætérnum».
8Dómine, in voluntáte tua*
  præstitísti decóri meo virtútem;
avertísti fáciem tuam a me,*
  et factus sum conturbátus.
9Ad te, Dómine, clamábam*
  et ad Deum meum deprecábar.
10Quæ utílitas in sánguine meo,*
  dum descéndo in corruptiónem?
Numquid confitébitur tibi pulvis*
  aut annuntiábit veritátem tuam?
11Audívit Dóminus et misértus est mei,*
  Dóminus factus est adiútor meus.
12Convertísti planctum meum in choros mihi,*
  conscidísti saccum meum et accinxísti me lætítia,
13ut cantet tibi glória mea et non táceat.*
  Dómine Deus meus, in ætérnum confitébor tibi.
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Clamávi ad te et sanásti me, Dómine; in ætérnum confitébor tibi.

Psalm 29 (30)
Thanksgiving for rescue from death

Lord, I cried to you for help and you have healed me: I will thank you for ever.
Lord, I will give you all praise, for you have rescued me
  and not let my foes triumph over me.
My Lord God, I cried to you
  and you healed me.
Lord, you led my soul out from the underworld,
  gave me life so that I would not sink into the abyss.
Sing to the Lord, his holy ones,
  and proclaim the truth of his holiness.
His anger lasts a moment,
  but his favour for a lifetime.
At night there are tears,
  but in the morning, joy.
Once I was secure. I said,
  “I will never be shaken.”
Lord, by your
favour you had given me strength, set me high;
but then you turned your face from me
  and I was shaken.
I cried to you, Lord,
  and prayed to my God.
“What use is my life,
  when I sink into decay?
Will dust proclaim you,
  or make known your faithfulness?”
The Lord heard and took pity on me.
  The Lord became my helper.
You have turned my weeping into dancing,
  torn off my sackcloth and clothed me in joy,
It is my glory to sing to you and never cease:
  Lord, my God, I will proclaim your goodness 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.
Lord, I cried to you for help and you have healed me: I will thank you for ever.

Ps 31:1-11
Beatus, cui remissa est iniquitas

David dicit beatitudinem hominis, cui Deus reputat iustitiam sine operibus” (Rom 4, 6).

Beátus vir, cui non imputávit Dóminus peccátum.
1Beátus, cui remíssa est iníquitas*
  et obtéctum est peccátum.
2Beátus vir, cui non imputávit Dóminus delíctum,*
  nec est in spíritu eius dolus.
3Quóniam tácui, inveteravérunt ossa mea,*
  dum rugírem tota die.
4Quóniam die ac nocte graváta est super me manus tua,*
  immutátus est vigor meus
in ardóribus æstátis.
5Peccátum meum cógnitum tibi feci*
  et delíctum meum non abscóndi.
Dixi: «Confitébor advérsum me iniquitátem meam Dómino».*
  Et tu remisísti impietátem peccáti mei.
6Propter hoc orábit ad te omnis sanctus*
  in témpore opportúno.
Et in dilúvio aquárum multárum*
  ad eum non approximábunt.
7Tu es refúgium meum, a tribulatióne conservábis me;*
  exsultatiónibus salútis circúmdabis me.
8Intelléctum tibi dabo et ínstruam te in via, qua gradiéris;*
  firmábo super te óculos meos.
9Nolíte fíeri sicut equus et mulus,*
  quibus non est intelléctus;
in camo et freno si accédis ad constringéndum,*
  non appróximant ad te.
10Multi dolóres ímpii,*
  sperántem autem in Dómino misericórdia circúmdabit.
11Lætámini in Dómino et exsultáte, iusti,*
  et gloriámini, omnes recti corde.
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Beátus vir, cui non imputávit Dóminus peccátum.

Psalm 31 (32)
The joy of the forgiven

Happy the man to whom the Lord imputes no guilt.
Blessed is he whose sins are forgiven,
  whose transgressions are hidden away.
Happy the man to whom the Lord imputes no blame,
  and in whose spirit there is no deceit.
While I kept silent,
  my bones grew old
  as I groaned all day long.
While your hand lay heavy on me,
  by day and by night,
  my strength was dried up as if by summer heat.
I made my sin known to you,
  and I did not hide my faults.
I said “I will bear witness against myself before the Lord,”
  and you forgave the guilt of my sin.
This is why every saint will pray to you in due time,
  and even in the great flood he will not be touched.
You are my refuge, you will preserve me from trouble,
  you will surround me with cries of deliverance.
I will give you understanding and teach you the path you are to follow;
  I will keep watch over you.
Do not be like the horse and the mule,
  without understanding:
if you approach them with bit or bridle,
  they will not come near.
Many are the sufferings of the wicked,
  but the Lord’s mercy will protect those who trust in him.
Rejoice in the Lord and be glad, you just.
  Shout for joy, you upright of heart.
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.
Happy the man to whom the Lord imputes no guilt.

Canticum
Ap 11:17-18,12:10-12

De iudicio Dei

Dedit ei Dóminus potestátem et honórem et regnum, et omnes pópuli ipsi sérvient.
11,17Grátias ágimus tibi,*
  Dómine Deus omnípotens,
qui es et qui eras,*
  quia accepísti virtútem tuam magnam et regnásti.
18Et irátæ sunt gentes,*
  et advénit ira tua, et tempus mortuórum iudicári,
et réddere mercédem servis tuis prophétis et sanctis*
  et timéntibus nomen tuum, pusíllis et magnis.
12,10Nunc facta est salus et virtus et regnum Dei nostri*
  et potéstas Christi eius,
quia proiéctus est accusátor fratrum nostrórum,*
  qui accusábat illos ante conspéctum Dei nostri die ac nocte.
11Et ipsi vicérunt illum propter sánguinem Agni*
  et propter verbum testimónii sui;
et non dilexérunt ánimam suam*
  usque ad mortem.
12Proptérea lætámini, cæli*
  et qui habitátis in eis.
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Dedit ei Dóminus potestátem et honórem et regnum, et omnes pópuli ipsi sérvient.
CanticleApocalypse 11

The Judgement

The Lord has given him power and honour and empire, and all peoples will serve him.
We thank you,
  Lord God Almighty,
who are and who were,
  that you have taken up your great power and begun to reign.
The nations were angered,
  but your anger came, the time for the dead to be judged,
the time to reward the prophets and saints, your servants,
  and those who feared your name, both great and small.
Now have come the salvation and might and kingdom of our God,
  and the power of his Anointed,
for the accuser of our brethren has been brought down,
  who accused them day and night in the sight of God.
But they vanquished him through the blood of the Lamb
  and through their own witness.
They did not cling to life,
  even in the face of death.
Therefore rejoice, heavens,
  and you who dwell in 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.
The Lord has given him power and honour and empire, and all peoples will serve him.

Lectio brevis1 Petr 5:1-4
Senióres, qui in vobis sunt, óbsecro, consénior et testis Christi passiónum, qui et eius, quæ in futúro revelánda est, glóriæ communicátor: Páscite, qui est in vobis, gregem Dei, providéntes non coácto sed spontánee secúndum Deum, neque turpis lucri grátia sed voluntárie, neque ut dominántes in cleris sed formæ facti gregis. Et cum apparúerit Princeps pastórum, percipiétis immarcescíbilem glóriæ corónam.
Short Reading1 Peter 5:1-4 ©
Now I have something to tell your elders: I am an elder myself, and a witness to the sufferings of Christ, and with you I have a share in the glory that is to be revealed. Be the shepherds of the flock of God that is entrusted to you: watch over it, not simply as a duty but gladly, because God wants it; not for sordid money, but because you are eager to do it. Never be a dictator over any group that is put in your charge, but be an example that the whole flock can follow. When the chief shepherd appears, you will be given the crown of unfading glory.

Responsorium breve
℣. Hic est fratrum amátor,* Qui multum orat pro pópulo. Hic est.
℟. Et ánimam suam trádidit pro frátribus suis.* Qui multum orat pro pópulo. Glória Patri. Hic est.
Short Responsory
This is a man who loves his brothers and intercedes for the people.
This is a man who loves his brothers and intercedes for the people.
He laid down his life for his brothers.
This is a man who loves his brothers and intercedes for the people.
Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit.
This is a man who loves his brothers and intercedes for the people.

Canticum

Exsultatio animæ in Domino

Omnibus ómnia factus sum, ut omnes fácerem salvos.
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.
Omnibus ómnia factus sum, ut omnes fácerem salvos.
CanticleMagnificat

My soul rejoices in the Lord

I made myself all things to all men in order to save them all.
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.
I made myself all things to all men in order to save them all.

Preces
Christum, pro homínibus pontíficem constitútum in iis quæ sunt ad Deum, dignis láudibus celebrémus, humíliter deprecántes:
Salvum fac pópulum tuum, Dómine.
Qui Ecclésiam tuam per sanctos et exímios rectóres mirabíliter illustrásti,
  fac ut christiáni eódem semper lætificéntur splendóre.
Salvum fac pópulum tuum, Dómine.
Qui, cum sancti te pastóres sicut Móyses orárent, pópuli peccáta dimisísti,
  per intercessiónem eórum Ecclésiam tuam contínua purificatióne sanctífica.
Salvum fac pópulum tuum, Dómine.
Qui sanctos tuos unxísti in médio fratrum et Spíritum tuum in illos direxísti,
  reple Spíritu Sancto omnes pópuli tui rectóres.
Salvum fac pópulum tuum, Dómine.
Qui pastórum sanctórum ipse posséssio exstitísti,
  tríbue nullum ex iis, quos sánguine acquisísti, sine te manére.
Salvum fac pópulum tuum, Dómine.
Qui, per Ecclésiæ pastóres, vitam ætérnam óvibus tuis præstas, ne rápiat eas quisquam de manu tua,
  salva defúnctos, pro quibus ánimam tuam posuísti.
Salvum fac pópulum tuum, Dómine.
Prayers and intercessions
Let us pray to Christ, the high priest, who was appointed to represent men in their relations with God.
Lord, save your people.
Lord Jesus, in times past you have lighted the way for your people through wise and holy leaders;
  may Christians always enjoy this sign of your loving kindness.
Lord, save your people.
You forgave the sins of your people when holy pastors prayed;
  continually cleanse your Church through their powerful intercession.
Lord, save your people.
In the presence of their brothers, you anointed your holy ones and poured on them your Spirit;
  fill with your Holy Spirit all the leaders of your people.
Lord, save your people.
Nothing could ever separate the holy pastors from your love;
  do not lose even one of those whom you redeemed by your passion.
Lord, save your people.
Through the pastors of your Church you give your sheep eternal life, and no one can steal them from you;
  save the faithful departed, for whom you laid down your life.
Lord, save your people.

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 beáti Francísci prædicatióne multos tibi pópulos acquisísti, da ut fidélium ánimi eódem fídei zelo férveant et ubérrima ubíque prole Ecclésia sancta lætétur.
Per Dóminum nostrum Iesum Christum, Fílium tuum,
qui tecum vivit et regnat in unitáte Spíritus Sancti, Deus,
per ómnia sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Lord God, you won so many peoples to yourself
  by the preaching of Saint Francis Xavier.
Give us the same zeal that he had for the faith,
  and let your Church rejoice
  and see the virtue and number of her children increase
  throughout the world.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
  who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
  (one) God, for ever and ever.
Amen.

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

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