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Monday 5 December 2016    (other days)
Monday of the 2nd week of Advent 

Morning Prayer (Lauds)

If you have already recited the Invitatory Psalm today, you should use the alternative opening.


Dómine, lábia mea apéries.
  Et os meum annuntiábit laudem tuam.
Lord, open our lips.
  And we shall praise your name.
Psalmus 94 (95)

Adhortamini vosmetipsos per singulos dies, donec illud «hodie» vocatur” (Hebr 3, 13).

Regem ventúrum Dóminum, veníte, adorémus.
(repeat antiphon*)
1Veníte, exsultémus Dómino;
  iubilémus Deo salutári nostro.
2Præoccupémus fáciem eius in confessióne
  et in psalmis iubilémus ei.
(repeat antiphon*)
3Quóniam Deus magnus Dóminus
  et rex magnus super omnes deos.
4Quia in manu eius sunt profúnda terræ,
  et altitúdines móntium ipsíus sunt.
5Quóniam ipsíus est mare, et ipse fecit illud,
  et siccam manus eius formavérunt.
(repeat antiphon*)
6Veníte, adorémus et procidámus
  et génua flectámus ante Dóminum, qui fecit nos,
7quia ipse est Deus noster,
  et nos pópulus páscuæ eius et oves manus eius.
(repeat antiphon*)
8Utinam hódie vocem eius audiátis:
  «Nolíte obduráre corda vestra,
9sicut in Meríba secúndum diem Massa in desérto,
  ubi tentavérunt me patres vestri:
  probavérunt me, etsi vidérunt ópera mea.
(repeat antiphon*)
10Quadragínta annis tæduit me generatiónis illíus,
  et dixi: Pópulus errántium corde sunt isti.
11Et ipsi non cognovérunt vias meas;
  ídeo iurávi in ira mea:
  Non introíbunt in réquiem meam».
(repeat antiphon*)
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Regem ventúrum Dóminum, veníte, adorémus.*
Invitatory PsalmPsalm 94 (95)
Let us adore the Lord, the King who is to come.
(repeat antiphon*)
Come, let us rejoice in the Lord,
  let us acclaim God our salvation.
Let us come before him proclaiming our thanks,
  let us acclaim him with songs.
(repeat antiphon*)
For the Lord is a great God,
  a king above all gods.
For he holds the depths of the earth in his hands,
  and the peaks of the mountains are his.
For the sea is his: he made it;
  and his hands formed the dry land.
(repeat antiphon*)
Come, let us worship and bow down,
  bend the knee before the Lord who made us;
for he himself is our God and we are his flock,
  the sheep that follow his hand.
(repeat antiphon*)
If only, today, you would listen to his voice:
  “Do not harden your hearts
  as you did at Meribah,
on the day of Massah in the desert,
  when your fathers tested me –
they put me to the test,
  although they had seen my works.”
(repeat antiphon*)
“For forty years they wearied me,
  that generation.
I said: their hearts are wandering,
  they do not know my paths.
I swore in my anger:
  they will never enter my place of rest.”
(repeat antiphon*)
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.
Let us adore the Lord, the King who is to come.*

* If you are reciting this on your own, you can choose to say the antiphon once only at the start of the psalm and not repeat it.


Hymnus
Vox clara ecce íntonat,
obscúra quæque íncrepat:
procul fugéntur sómnia;
ab æthre Christus prómicat.
Mens iam resúrgat tórpida
quæ sorde exstat sáucia
sidus refúlget iam novum,
ut tollat omne nóxium.
E sursum Agnus míttitur
laxáre gratis débitum;
omnes pro indulgéntia
vocem demus cum lácrimis,
Secúndo ut cum fúlserit
mundúmque horror cínxerit,
non pro reátu púniat,
sed nos pius tunc prótegat.
Summo Parénti glória
Natóque sit victória,
et Flámini laus débita
per sæculórum sǽcula. Amen.
Hymn
Hark! a herald voice is calling
  Through the shadows of the night
‘Cast away the dreams of darkness
  Christ descends with heavenly light.’
Wakened by the solemn warning,
  Let the earthbound soul arise;
Christ, her sun, all sloth dispelling,
  Shines upon the morning skies.
Lo, the Lamb, so long expected,
  Comes with pardon down from heav’n;
Let us haste, with tears of sorrow,
  One and all to be forgiv’n;
So, when next he comes with glory,
  And his judgement-day draws near,
Faithful he may find his servants,
  Watching till their Lord appear.
Honour, glory, might, and blessing
  To the Father and the Son,
With the everlasting Spirit,
  While eternal ages run.

Ps 41:2-12
Desiderium Domini et templi eius

Qui sitit, veniat; qui vult, accipiat aquam vitæ” (Ap 22, 17).

Quando véniam et apparébo ante fáciem Dómini?
2Quemádmodum desíderat cervus ad fontes aquárum,*
  ita desíderat ánima mea ad te, Deus.
3Sitívit ánima mea ad Deum, Deum vivum;*
  quando véniam et apparébo ante fáciem Dei?
4Fuérunt mihi lácrimæ meæ panis die ac nocte,*
  dum dícitur mihi quotídie: «Ubi est Deus tuus?».
5Hæc recordátus sum et effúdi in me ánimam meam;†
  quóniam transíbam in locum tabernáculi admirábilis*
  usque ad domum Dei,
in voce exsultatiónis et confessiónis,*
  multitúdinis festa celebrántis.
6Quare tristis es, ánima mea,*
  et quare conturbáris in me?
Spera in Deo, quóniam adhuc confitébor illi,*
  salutáre vultus mei et Deus meus.
7In meípso ánima mea contristáta est;†
  proptérea memor ero tui*
  de terra Iordánis et Hermónim, de monte Misar.
8Abýssus abýssum ínvocat in voce cataractárum tuárum;*
  omnes gúrgites tui et fluctus tui super me transiérunt.
9In die mandávit Dóminus misericórdiam suam,†
  et nocte cánticum eius apud me est:*
  orátio ad Deum vitæ meæ.
10Dicam Deo:*
  «Suscéptor meus es.
Quare oblítus es mei,†
  et quare contristátus incédo,*
  dum afflígit me inimícus?».
11Dum confringúntur ossa mea,†
  exprobravérunt mihi, qui tríbulant me,*
  dum dicunt mihi quotídie: «Ubi est Deus tuus?».
12Quare tristis es, ánima mea,*
  et quare conturbáris in me?
Spera in Deo, quóniam adhuc confitébor illi,*
  salutáre vultus mei et Deus meus.
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Quando véniam et apparébo ante fáciem Dómini?
Psalm 41 (42)
Longing for the Lord and his temple
When can I enter and see the face of God?
Like a deer that longs for springs of water,
  so my soul longs for you, O God.
My soul thirsts for God, the living God:
  when shall I come and stand before the face of God?
My tears are my food, by day and by night,
  and everyone asks, “where is your God?”.
I remember how I went up to your glorious dwelling-place
  and into the house of God:
  the memory melts my soul.
The sound of joy and thanksgiving,
  the crowds at the festival.
Why are you so sad, my soul,
  and anxious within me?
Put your hope in the Lord, I will praise him still,
  my saviour and my God.
My soul is sad within me,
  and so I will remember you
  in the lands of Jordan and Hermon,
  on the mountain of Mizar.
Deep calls to deep
  in your rushing waters:
and all your torrents, all your waves
  have flowed over me.
By day the Lord sends his kindness upon me;
  by night his song is with me,
  a prayer to the God of my life.
I will say to God:
  “You are my support, why have you forgotten me?
  Why must I go in mourning, while the enemy persecutes me?.”
As my bones break,
  my persecutors deride me,
  all the time saying “where is your God?.”
Why are you so sad, my soul,
  and anxious within me?
Put your hope in the Lord, I will praise him still,
  my saviour and my God.
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.
When can I enter and see the face of God?

Canticum
Sir 36:1-7,13-16
Supplicatio pro sancta civitate Ierusalem

Hæc est vita æterna, ut cognoscant te solum verum Deum et, quem misisti, Iesum Christum” (Io 17, 3).

Osténde nobis, Dómine, lucem miseratiónum tuárum.
1Miserére nostri, Deus ómnium, et réspice nos*
  et osténde nobis lucem miseratiónum tuárum;
2et immítte timórem tuum super gentes,*
  quæ non exquisiérunt te,
ut cognóscant quia non est Deus nisi tu,*
  et enárrent magnália tua.
3Alleva manum tuam super gentes aliénas,*
  ut vídeant poténtiam tuam.
4Sicut enim in conspéctu eórum sanctificátus es in nobis,*
  sic in conspéctu nostro magnificáberis in eis,
5ut cognóscant, sicut et nos cognóvimus,*
  quóniam non est Deus præter te, Dómine.
6Innova signa et ítera mirabília,*
  7glorífica manum et firma bráchium dextrum.
13Cóngrega omnes tribus Iacob,*
  et hereditábis eos sicut ab inítio.
14Miserére plebi tuæ, super quam invocátum est nomen tuum,*
  et Israel, quem coæquásti primogénito tuo.
15Miserére civitáti sanctificatiónis tuæ,*
  Ierúsalem, loco requiéi tuæ.
16Reple Sion maiestáte tua*
  et glória tua templum tuum.
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Osténde nobis, Dómine, lucem miseratiónum tuárum.
Canticle
Ecclesiasticus 36
A prayer for Jerusalem, the holy city
Show us, Lord, the light of your mercy.
God of all, have mercy on us, take notice of us,
  and show us the light of your mercies.
Make the nations fear you, who have not sought you out,
  make them know that there is no God except you,
  let them tell of your wonders.
Lift up your hand over foreign nations, that they may see your power –
  for just as in their sight you have been sanctified in us,
  so in our sight you will be magnified in them.
Lift up your hand so that they may know, as we know,
  that there is no God but you, Lord.
Bring forth new signs and repeat your wonders;
  glorify your hand, show the strength of your arm.
Gather together all the tribes of Jacob,
  give them back the inheritance they had from the beginning.
Take pity on your people, over whom we invoke your name,
  and on Israel, whom you have made equal to your firstborn.
Take pity on the city you have sanctified,
  Jerusalem, the place of your rest.
Fill Zion with your majesty;
  fill your temple with your glory.
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.
Show us, Lord, the light of your mercy.

Ps 18:2-7
Laus Domini rerum conditoris

Visitavit nos Oriens ex alto... ad dirigendos pedes nostros in viam pacis” (Lc 1, 78. 79).

Benedíctus es, Dómine, in firmaménto cæli.
2Cæli enárrant glóriam Dei, *
  et ópera mánuum eius annúntiat firmaméntum.
3Dies diéi erúctat verbum, *
  et nox nocti índicat sciéntiam.
4Non sunt loquélæ neque sermónes, *
  quorum non intellegántur voces:
5in omnem terram exívit sonus eórum, *
  et in fines orbis terræ verba eórum.
6Soli pósuit tabernáculum in eis, †
  et ipse tamquam sponsus procédens de thálamo suo, *
  exsultávit ut gigas ad curréndam viam.
7A fínibus cælórum egréssio eius, †
  et occúrsus eius usque ad fines eórum, *
  nec est quod se abscóndat a calóre eius.
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Benedíctus es, Dómine, in firmaménto cæli.
Psalm 18 (19)
Praise of God the creator
Blessed are you, Lord, in the vault of heaven.
The skies tell the story of the glory of God,
  the firmament proclaims the work of his hands;
day pours out the news to day,
  night passes to night the knowledge.
Not a speech, not a word,
  not a voice goes unheard.
Their sound is spread throughout the earth,
  their message to all the corners of the world.
At the ends of the earth he has set up
  a dwelling place for the sun.
Like a bridegroom leaving his chamber,
  it rejoices like an athlete at the race to be run.
It appears at the edge of the sky,
  runs its course to the sky’s furthest edge.
Nothing can hide from its heat.
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.
Blessed are you, Lord, in the vault of heaven.

Lectio brevisIs 2:3
Veníte et ascendámus ad montem Dómini, ad domum Dei Iacob, ut dóceat nos vias suas, et ambulémus in sémitis eius; quia de Sion exíbit lex et verbum Dómini de Ierúsalem.
Short ReadingIsaiah 2:3 ©
Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the Temple of the God of Jacob that he may teach us his ways so that we may walk in his paths; since the Law will go out from Zion, and the oracle of the Lord from Jerusalem.

Responsorium breve
℣. Super te, Ierúsalem, * Oriétur Dóminus. Super te.
℟. Et glória eius in te vidébitur.* Oriétur Dóminus. Glória Patri. Super te.
Short Responsory
The glory of the Lord will shine on you, Jerusalem. Like the sun he will rise over you.
The glory of the Lord will shine on you, Jerusalem. Like the sun he will rise over you.
His glory will appear in your midst.
The glory of the Lord will shine on you, Jerusalem. Like the sun he will rise over you.
Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit.
The glory of the Lord will shine on you, Jerusalem. Like the sun he will rise over you.

Canticum
De Messia eiusque præcursore
Dicit Dóminus: Pæniténtiam ágite: appropinquávit enim regnum cælórum, allelúia.
Benedíctus Dóminus Deus Israel,*
  quia visitávit et fecit redemptiónem plebi suæ
et eréxit cornu salútis nobis*
  in domo David púeri sui,
sicut locútus est per os sanctórum,*
  qui a sæculo sunt, prophetárum eius,
salútem ex inimícis nostris*
  et de manu ómnium, qui odérunt nos;
ad faciéndam misericórdiam cum pátribus nostris*
  et memorári testaménti sui sancti,
iusiurándum, quod iurávit ad Abraham patrem nostrum,*
  datúrum se nobis,
ut sine timóre, de manu inimicórum liberáti,*
  serviámus illi
in sanctitáte et iustítia coram ipso*
  ómnibus diébus nostris.
Et tu, puer, prophéta Altíssimi vocáberis:*
  præíbis enim ante fáciem Dómini paráre vias eius,
ad dandam sciéntiam salútis plebi eius*
  in remissiónem peccatórum eórum,
per víscera misericórdiæ Dei nostri,*
  in quibus visitábit nos óriens ex alto,
illumináre his, qui in ténebris et in umbra mortis sedent*
  ad dirigéndos pedes nostros in viam pacis.
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Dicit Dóminus: Pæniténtiam ágite: appropinquávit enim regnum cælórum, allelúia.
CanticleBenedictus
The Messiah and his forerunner
Be converted and return to me, says the Lord, for the the kingdom of heaven is near!
Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel,
  for he has come to his people and brought about their redemption.
He has raised up the sign of salvation
  in the house of his servant David,
as he promised through the mouth of the holy ones,
  his prophets through the ages:
to rescue us from our enemies
  and all who hate us,
to take pity on our fathers,
  to remember his holy covenant
and the oath he swore to Abraham our father,
  that he would give himself to us,
that we could serve him without fear
 – freed from the hands of our enemies –
in uprightness and holiness before him,
  for all of our days.
And you, child, will be called the prophet of the Most High:
  for you will go before the face of the Lord to prepare his path,
to let his people know their salvation,
  so that their sins may be forgiven.
Through the bottomless mercy of our God,
  one born on high will visit us
to give light to those who walk in darkness,
  who live in the shadow of death;
  to lead our feet in the path of peace.
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.
Be converted and return to me, says the Lord, for the the kingdom of heaven is near!

Preces
Christum redemptórem, fratres caríssimi, deprecémur, qui véniet, ut redeúntes ad se a mortis potestáte líberet, et súpplices implorémus:
Veni, Dómine Iesu.
Tuum, Dómine, dum annuntiámus advéntum,
  munda cor nostrum ab omni spíritu vanitátis.
Veni, Dómine Iesu.
Ecclésia tua, Dómine, quam fundásti,
  te per omnes gentes magníficet.
Veni, Dómine Iesu.
Lex tua, Dómine, illúminans óculos,
  prótegat pópulos tíbimet confiténtes.
Veni, Dómine Iesu.
Qui gáudia advéntus tui nobis ab Ecclésia prænuntiári concédis,
  fac ut promptíssima devotióne te excipiámus.
Veni, Dómine Iesu.
Prayers and intercessions
As we pray together in the name of the Church, turn our minds and hearts back to you, Lord.
Send us your light and your truth.
As we think and pray about your Son’s coming,
  help us to grasp its meaning in a way that is personal and profound.
Send us your light and your truth.
May we never despise any of our fellow-men, since we are all your children.
  Help us rather to fight against their hurt or degradation.
Send us your light and your truth.
Heal the broken bonds of human life:
  reconcile us in the sharing of our hope in Christ.
Send us your light and your truth.
Help us to hear your voice
  through the situations in which we work today.
Send us your light and your truth.

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.

Dirigátur, quǽsumus, Dómine, in conspéctu tuo nostræ petitiónis orátio, ut ad magnum incarnatiónis Unigéniti tui mystérium nostræ vota servitútis illibáta puritáte pervéniant.
Per Dóminum nostrum Iesum Christum, Fílium tuum,
qui tecum vivit et regnat in unitáte Spíritus Sancti, Deus,
per ómnia sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Let our prayers rise like incense before you, Lord,
  so that we may come in humility and purity of heart
  to celebrate the great mystery of your Son’s incarnation.
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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