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Our Lady, Help of Christians
Solemnity

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
Ave, maris stella,
Dei mater alma,
atque semper virgo,
felix cæli porta.
Sumens illud «Ave»
Gabriélis ore,
funda nos in pace,
mutans Evæ nomen.
Solve vincla reis,
profer lumen cæcis,
mala nostra pelle,
bona cuncta posce.
Monstra te esse matrem,
sumat per te precem
qui pro nobis natus
tulit esse tuus.
Virgo singuláris,
inter omnes mitis,
nos culpis solútos
mites fac et castos.
Vitam præsta puram,
iter para tutum,
ut vidéntes Iesum
semper collætémur.
Sit laus Deo Patri,
summo Christo decus,
Spirítui Sancto
honor, tribus unus. Amen.
Hymn
Hail, Queen of the heavens, hail Mistress of earth;
Hail, Virgin most pure of immaculate birth:
Clear star of the morning in beauty enshrined;
O Lady, make speed to the help of mankind.
Thee God in the depth of eternity chose,
And formed thee all fair as his glorious spouse,
And called thee his own Word’s true Mother to be
By whom he created the earth, sky, and sea.
Hail, Mother most pure, hail, Virgin renowned,
Hail, Queen with the stars as a diadem crowned;
Above all the angels in glory untold,
Set next to the King in a vesture of gold.
These praises and prayers we lay at thy feet,
O Virgin of virgins, O Mary most sweet:
Be thou our true guide through this pilgrimage here,
And stand by our side when our death draweth near.

Psalmus 121:1-9
Civitas sancta Ierusalem
Accessistis ad Sion montem et civitatem Dei viventis, Ierusalem cælestem” (Hebr 12, 22).
Ave, María, grátia plena; Dóminus tecum.
1Lætátus sum in eo quod dixérunt mihi:*
  «In domum Dómini íbimus».
2Stantes iam sunt pedes nostri*
  in portis tuis, Ierúsalem.
3Ierúsalem, quæ ædificáta est ut cívitas,*
  sibi compácta in idípsum.
4Illuc enim ascendérunt tribus, tribus Dómini,*
  testimónium Israel, ad confiténdum nómini Dómini.
5Quia illic sedérunt sedes ad iudícium,*
  sedes domus David.
6Rogáte, quæ ad pacem sunt Ierúsalem:*
  «Secúri sint diligéntes te!
7Fiat pax in muris tuis,*
  et secúritas in túrribus tuis!».
8Propter fratres meos et próximos meos*
  loquar: «Pax in te!».
9Propter domum Dómini Dei nostri*
  exquíram bona tibi.
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Ave, María, grátia plena; Dóminus tecum.
Psalm 121 (122)
Jerusalem, the holy city
Hail Mary, full of grace: the Lord is with you.
They filled me with joy when they said,
  “We will go to the house of the Lord.”
Now our feet are standing
  within your gates, Jerusalem.
Jerusalem, built as a city,
  whole and self-contained:
there the tribes have gone up,
  the tribes of the Lord –
the witness of Israel,
  to praise the Lord’s name.
For there are the thrones of justice,
  the thrones of the house of David.
Pray for the peace of Jerusalem:
  “Safety for those who care for you,
peace inside your walls,
  security within your ramparts!”
For my brethren and those near to me I will say
  “Peace be upon you.”
For the sake of the house of the Lord our God,
  I will call blessings upon you.
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.
Hail Mary, full of grace: the Lord is with you.

Psalmus 126:1-5
Vanus labor sine Domino
Dei ædificatio estis” (1 Cor 3, 9).
Ecce ancílla Dómini: fiat mihi secúndum verbum tuum.
1Nisi Dóminus ædificáverit domum,*
  in vanum labórant, qui ædíficant eam.
Nisi Dóminus custodíerit civitátem,*
  frustra vígilat, qui custódit eam.
2Vanum est vobis ante lucem súrgere et sero quiéscere,†
  qui manducátis panem labóris,*
  quia dabit diléctis suis somnum.
3Ecce heréditas Dómini fílii,*
  merces fructus ventris.
4Sicut sagíttæ in manu poténtis,*
  ita fílii iuventútis.
5Beátus vir, qui implévit pháretram suam ex ipsis:*
  non confundétur, cum loquétur inimícis suis in porta.
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Ecce ancílla Dómini: fiat mihi secúndum verbum tuum.
Psalm 126 (127)
Without the Lord, we labour in vain
I am the servant of the Lord: let it be as you have said.
If the Lord does not build the house,
  its builders labour in vain.
If the Lord does not watch over a city,
  its watchmen guard it in vain.
It is vain for you to rise before the dawn
  and go late to your rest,
  eating the bread of toil –
  to those he loves, the Lord gives sleep.
The Lord bestows sons as an heirloom,
  the fruit of the womb as a reward.
Like arrows in the hand of a warrior –
  so are the sons of one’s youth.
Happy the man who fills his quiver thus:
  when he disputes with his enemies at the gate,
  he will not be the loser.
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 am the servant of the Lord: let it be as you have said.

Canticumcf. Ep1:3-10
De Deo salvatore
Benedícta tu in muliéribus et benedíctus fructus ventris tui.
3Benedíctus Deus et Pater Dómini nostri Iesu Christi,*
  qui benedíxit nos in omni benedictióne spiritáli in cæléstibus in Christo,
4sicut elégit nos in ipso ante mundi constitutiónem,†
  ut essémus sancti et immaculáti*
  in conspéctu eius in caritáte,
5qui prædestinávit nos in adoptiónem filiórum†
  per Iesum Christum in ipsum,*
  secúndum beneplácitum voluntátis suæ,
6in laudem glóriæ grátiæ suæ,*
  in qua gratificávit nos in Dilécto,
7in quo habémus redemptiónem per sánguinem eius,*
  remissiónem peccatórum,
secúndum divítias grátiæ eius,†
  8quae superabundávit in nobis*
  in omni sapiéntia et prudéntia,
9notum fáciens nobis mystérium voluntátis suæ,*
  secúndum beneplácitum eius,
quod propósuit in eo,*
  10in dispensatiónem plenitúdinis témporum:
recapituláre ómnia in Christo,*
  quæ in cælis et quæ in terra.
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Benedícta tu in muliéribus et benedíctus fructus ventris tui.
CanticleEphesians 1
God the Saviour
You are the most blessed of all women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb.
Blessed be God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
  who has blessed us, in Christ,
  with every spiritual blessing in heaven.
In love, he chose us before the creation of the world,
  to be holy and spotless in his sight.
He predestined us to be his adopted children through Jesus Christ,
  simply because it pleased him to do so.
This he did for the praise of the glory of his grace,
  of his free gift to us in his Beloved,
in whose blood we have gained redemption,
  and the forgiveness of our sins.
This he did according to the riches of his grace,
  which he gave us in abundance,
with all wisdom and discernment,
  revealing to us the mysteries of his will,
  because it pleased him to do so.
In this action he has planned, in the fulfilment of time,
  to bring all things together in Christ,
  from the heavens and from the earth.
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.
You are the most blessed of all women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb.

Lectio brevisGalatians 4:4-5
Ubi venit plenitúdo témporis, misit Deus Fílium suum, factum ex mulíere, factum sub lege, ut eos, qui sub lege erant, redímeret, ut adoptiónem filiórum reciperémus.
Short ReadingGalatians 4:4-5 ©
When the appointed time came, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born a subject of the Law, to redeem the subjects of the Law and to enable us to be adopted as sons.

Responsorium breve
℣. Ave, María, grátia plena;* Dóminus tecum. Ave.
℟. Benedícta tu in muliéribus et benedíctus fructus ventris tui.* Dóminus tecum. Glória Patri. Ave.
Short Responsory
Hail Mary, full of grace: the Lord is with you.
Hail Mary, full of grace: the Lord is with you.
You are most blessed of all women and blessed is the fruit of your womb.
Hail Mary, full of grace: the Lord is with you.
Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit.
Hail Mary, full of grace: the Lord is with you.

Canticum
Exsultatio animæ in Domino
Beáta es, María, quæ credidísti: perficiéntur in te quæ dicta sunt tibi a Dómino.
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.
Beáta es, María, quæ credidísti: perficiéntur in te quæ dicta sunt tibi a Dómino.
CanticleMagnificat
My soul rejoices in the Lord
Blessed are you, Mary, because you believed that all those things which were said to you by the Lord would be fulfilled.
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.
Blessed are you, Mary, because you believed that all those things which were said to you by the Lord would be fulfilled.

Preces
Deum Patrem omnipoténtem magnis láudibus extollámus, qui Maríam matrem Fílii sui ab ómnibus generatiónibus celebrári vóluit, et ab eo súpplices petámus:
Plena grátia intercédat pro nobis.
Vel: Plenam grátia intuére, et exáudi nos.
Deus, mirabílium patrátor, qui Immaculátam Vírginem Maríam córpore et ánima cæléstis glóriæ Christi fecísti consórtem,
— filiórum tuórum corda ad eándem glóriam dírige.
Qui Maríam dedísti nobis matrem, ipsa intercedénte, concéde medélam lánguidis, solámen mæréntibus, véniam peccatóribus,
— et ómnibus salútem et pacem.
Qui Maríam plenam grátia fecísti,
— lætam grátiæ tuæ cópiam ómnibus concéde.
Ecclésia tua sit cor unum et ánima una in caritáte,
— et fidéles persevérent unánimes in oratióne cum María, matre Iesu.
Qui Maríam cæli coronásti regínam,
— fac ut defúncti in regno tuo cum sanctórum ágmine gáudeant in ætérnum.
Vel aliæ:
Deum Patrem omnipoténtem magnis láudibus extollámus, qui Maríam matrem Fílii sui ab ómnibus generatiónibus celebrári vóluit, et ab eo súpplices petámus:
Plena grátia intercédat pro nobis.
Vel: Plenam grátia intuére et exáudi nos.
Qui Maríam matrem misericórdiæ constituísti,
— versántibus in perículis concéde, ut matérnam eius dilectiónem experiántur.
Qui Maríam, in domo Iesu et Ioseph, matrem famílias esse voluísti,
— fac ut, ipsíus intercessióne, omnes matres in famíliis caritátem fóveant et sanctitátem.
Qui Maríam iuxta crucem stantem roborásti et in resurrectióne Fílii tui replésti lætítia,
— tribulátos súbleva spemque eórum confírma.
Qui Maríam tuo inténtam reddidísti verbo et ancíllam tuam fidélem effecísti,
— per eius intercessiónem nos Fílii tui fac servos et discípulos.
Qui Maríam cæli coronásti regínam,
— fac ut defúncti in regno tuo cum sanctórum ágmine gáudeant in ætérnum.
Prayers and intercessions
Let us praise God the Father who chose Mary as the mother of his Son and wanted all generations to call her blessed. With confidence we pray:
May the Virgin Mary intercede for us.
Father, you did great things for the Virgin Mary and brought her, body and soul, to the glory of heaven;
  fill the hearts of your children with the hope of Christ’s glory.
May the Virgin Mary intercede for us.
Through the prayers of Mary, our mother, heal the sick, comfort the sorrowful, pardon sinners;
  grant peace and salvation to all.
May the Virgin Mary intercede for us.
You favoured Mary with the fullness of grace;
  bestow on all men your overflowing blessings.
May the Virgin Mary intercede for us.
May your Church be united heart and soul, held fast by love,
  and may your faithful be joined in continuous prayer, with Mary the mother of Jesus.
May the Virgin Mary intercede for us.
Father, you exalted the Virgin Mary and crowned her queen of heaven;
  may the dead enter your kingdom and rejoice with your saints for ever.
or:
Let us praise God the Father who chose Mary as the mother of his Son and wanted all generations to call her blessed. With confidence we pray:
|May the Virgin Mary intercede for us.
May the Virgin Mary intercede for us.
Father, you have looked on the Virgin Mary and made her the mother of mercy:
  may those who are in danger experience the depth of her love.
May the Virgin Mary intercede for us.
You called Mary to be the mother in the house of Jesus and Joseph:
  through her prayers help all mothers to make their homes places of love and holiness.
May the Virgin Mary intercede for us.
You gave Mary the strength to stand beneath the cross and made her radiant with joy in the resurrection:
  raise up the sorrowful and transform their lives with hope.
May the Virgin Mary intercede for us.
Mary was your faithful handmaid who treasured your words in her heart:
  through her intercession let us become true disciples of your Son, devoted to his service.
May the Virgin Mary intercede for us.
Father, you exalted the Virgin Mary and crowned her queen of heaven:
  may the dead enter your kingdom and rejoice with your saints for ever.
May the Virgin Mary 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.

Concéde nos fámulos tuos, quǽsumus, Dómine Deus, perpétua mentis et córporis sanitáte gaudére et, gloriósa Beátæ Maríæ semper Vírginis intercessióne, a præsénti liberári tristítia et ætérna pérfrui lætítia. Per Dóminum.
  Vel:
  Famulórum tuórum, quǽsumus, Dómine, delíctis ignósce, ut, qui tibi placére de áctibus nostris non valémus, Genetrícis Fílii tui Dómini nostri intercessióne salvémur. Per Dóminum.
  Vel:
  Concéde, miséricors Deus, fragilitáti nostræ præsídium, ut, qui Sanctæ Dei Genetrícis memóriam ágimus, intercessiónis eius auxílio a nostris iniquitátibus resurgámus. Per Dóminum.
  Vel:
  Adiuvet nos, quǽsumus, Dómine, Beátæ Maríæ semper Vírginis intercéssio veneránda et a cunctis perículis absolútos in tua fáciat pace gaudére. Per Dóminum.
  Vel:
  Sanctíssimæ venerántibus Vírginis Maríæ memóriam gloriósam, ipsíus nobis, quǽsumus, Dómine, intercessióne concéde, ut de plenitúdine grátiæ tuæ nos quoque mereámur accípere. Per Dóminum.
  Vel:
  Concéde, quǽsumus, omnípotens Deus, ut fidéles tui, qui sub Sanctíssimæ Vírginis Maríæ patrocínio lætántur, eius pia intercessióne a cunctis malis liberéntur in terris et ad gáudia ætérna perveníre mereántur in cælis. Per Dóminum.
Lord, place deep in our hearts the love of Mary, our help.
  May we fight vigorously for the faith on earth
  and praise your victories in heaven.
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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