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Thursday 17 January 2019    (other days)
Saint Antony, Abbot 
 (Thursday of week 1 in Ordinary Time)

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
Læti coléntes fámulum
qui te perfécte cóluit,
tibi gratánter, Dómine,
amóris hymnum prómimus.
Christi fidélis ássecla,
ultro relíquit gáudia
cuncta quæ mundus éxhibet
fugáces atque cópias.
Tibi se vovit súbditum
humilitáte obœ́diens,
Christi, carnis mundítie,
sponsi æmulátor vírginum.
Tibi placére géstiit
tibíque adhǽsit únice,
mentem, verba vel ópera
amóris fovens ígnibus.
His caritátis vínculis
in terris tibi déditus,
liber ad astra iúgiter
triumphatúrus pródiit.
Eius exémplis éxcitos
da gradi nos alácriter,
ut te cum Nato et Spíritu
laudémus hymnis cǽlicis.Amen.
Hymn
For all the saints who from their labours rest,
Who thee by faith before the world confessed,
Thy name, O Jesu, be for ever blest.
  Alleluia, Alleluia!
Thou wast their rock, their fortress and their might;
Thou, Lord, their captain in the well-fought fight;
Thou in the darkness drear their one true Light.
  Alleluia, Alleluia!
O may thy soldiers, faithful, true and bold,
Fight as the saints who nobly fought of old,
And win, with them, the victor’s crown of gold.
  Alleluia, Alleluia!
O blest communion! fellowship divine!
We feebly struggle, they in glory shine;
Yet all are one in thee, for all are thine.
  Alleluia, Alleluia!

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 brevisRom 8:28-30
Scimus quóniam diligéntibus Deum ómnia cooperántur in bonum, his, qui secúndum propósitum vocáti sunt. Nam, quos præscívit, et prædestinávit confórmes fíeri imáginis Fílii eius, ut sit ipse primogénitus in multis frátribus; quos autem prædestinávit, hos et vocávit; et quos vocávit, hos et iustificávit; quos autem iustificávit, illos et glorificávit.
Short ReadingRomans 8:28-30 ©
Those he called, he justified
We know that by turning everything to their good, God co-operates with all those who love him, with all those he has called according to his purpose. They are the ones he chose specially long ago and intended to become true images of his Son, so that his Son might be the eldest of many brothers. He called those he intended for this; those he called he justified, and with those he justified he shared his glory.

Responsorium breve
℣. Iustus Dóminus,* Et iustítiam diléxit. Iustus.
℟. Æquitátem vidit vultus eius.* Et iustítiam diléxit. Glória Patri. Iustus.
Short Responsory
The Lord is good; he loves good deeds.
The Lord is good; he loves good deeds.
His face is turned towards the upright man.
The Lord is good; he loves good deeds.
Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit.
The Lord is good; he loves good deeds.

Canticum
Exsultatio animæ in Domino
Vos qui reliquístis ómnia et secúti estis me, céntuplum accipiétis et vitam ætérnam possidébitis.
Vel: Ubi fratres in unum gloríficant Deum, ibi dabit Dóminus benedictiónem.
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.
Vos qui reliquístis ómnia et secúti estis me, céntuplum accipiétis et vitam ætérnam possidébitis.
Vel: Ubi fratres in unum gloríficant Deum, ibi dabit Dóminus benedictiónem.
CanticleMagnificat
My soul rejoices in the Lord
You have left all things and have followed me; you will be repaid a hundred times over, and gain eternal life.
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.
You have left all things and have followed me; you will be repaid a hundred times over, and gain eternal life.

Preces
Implorémus Patrem, fontem omnis sanctitátis, ut, per sanctórum exémpla et intercessiónem, ad vitam sanctam nos perdúcat, et dicámus:
Sancti simus, quia tu sanctus es.
Pater sancte, qui voluísti ut fílii tui nominémur et simus,
  fac ut te per orbem terrárum sancta confiteátur Ecclésia.
Sancti simus, quia tu sanctus es.
Pater sancte, qui voluísti ut ambulémus digne tibi per ómnia placéntes,
  da, ut in ópere bono fructificémus.
Sancti simus, quia tu sanctus es.
Pater sancte, qui nos tibi reconciliásti per Christum,
  serva nos in nómine tuo, ut omnes unum simus.
Sancti simus, quia tu sanctus es.
Pater sancte, qui nos ad cæléste vocásti convívium,
  per panem, qui de cælo descéndit, præsta nobis, ut caritátem pleniórem cónsequi valeámus.
Sancti simus, quia tu sanctus es.
Pater sancte, ómnibus peccatóribus dimítte delícta,
  et súscipe defúnctos ad lumen vultus tui.
Sancti simus, quia tu sanctus es.
Prayers and intercessions
Let us ask the Father to lead us to holiness through the intercession and example of the saints.
Make us holy as you are holy.
Father, it was your will that we be called your children, and that is what we are;
  may your Church all over the world bear witness to your goodness.
Make us holy as you are holy.
Father, you have called us to walk in your light and do always the things that please you;
  may our lives be rich in every kind of good work.
Make us holy as you are holy.
Father, through Christ you have reconciled us to yourself;
  keep us in your name that we may all be one.
Make us holy as you are holy.
Father, you have invited us to the festival of eternal life;
  make us perfect in your love through the bread that comes from heaven.
Make us holy as you are holy.
Father, grant all sinners peace and forgiveness;
  let the dead live in the light of your presence.
Make us holy as you are holy.

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 beáto António, abbáti, tribuísti mira tibi in desérto conversatióne servíre, eius nobis interventióne concéde, ut, abnegántes nosmetípsos, te iúgiter super ómnia diligámus.
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 bestowed on Saint Antony
  the grace of serving you in the wilderness.
Grant that through his intercession
  we may deny ourselves and love you above all things.
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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