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Thursday 22 April 2021    (other days)
Thursday of the 3rd week of Eastertide 

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
Deus, tuórum mílitum
sors et coróna, prǽmium,
laudes canéntes mártyris
absólve nexu críminis.
Hic (Hæc) testis ore prótulit
quod cordis arca crédidit,
Christum sequéndo répperit
effusióne sánguinis.
Hic (Hæc) nempe mundi gáudia
et blandiménta nóxia
cadúca rite députans,
pervénit ad cæléstia.
Pœnas cucúrrit fórtiter
et sústulit viríliter;
pro te refúndens sánguinem,
ætérna dona póssidet.
Ob hoc precátu súpplici
te póscimus, piíssime;
in hoc triúmpho mártyris
dimítte noxam sérvulis,
Ut consequámur múneris
ipsíus et consórtia,
lætémur ac perénniter
iuncti polórum sédibus.
Laus et perénnis glória
tibi, Pater, cum Fílio,
Sancto simul Paráclito
in sæculórum sǽcula. Amen.
Hymn
All hail the power of Jesus’ name;
  Let Angels prostrate fall;
Bring forth the royal diadem
  To crown him Lord of all.
Crown him, ye Martyrs of your God,
  Who from his altar call;
Praise him whose way of pain ye trod,
  And crown him Lord of all.
Hail him, ye heirs of David’s line,
  Whom David Lord did call;
The God Incarnate, Man Divine,
  And crown him Lord of all.
Let every tribe and every tongue
  To him their hearts enthral,
Lift high the universal song,
  And crown him Lord of all.

Ps 117:1-18
Vox iubilationis et salutis

Hic est lapis, qui reprobatus est a vobis ædificatoribus, qui factus est in caput anguli” (Act 4, 11).

Qui me conféssus fúerit coram homínibus, confitébor et ego eum coram Patre meo, allelúia.
1Confitémini Dómino, quóniam bonus,*
  quóniam in sǽculum misericórdia eius.
2Dicat nunc Israel, quóniam bonus,*
  quóniam in sǽculum misericórdia eius.
3Dicat nunc domus Aaron,*
  quóniam in sǽculum misericórdia eius.
4Dicant nunc, qui timent Dóminum,*
  quóniam in sǽculum misericórdia eius.
5De tribulatióne invocávi Dóminum,*
  et exaudívit me edúcens in latitúdinem Dóminus.
6Dóminus mecum,*
  non timébo, quid fáciat mihi homo.
7Dóminus mecum adiútor meus,*
  et ego despíciam inimícos meos.
8Bonum est confúgere ad Dóminum*
  quam confídere in hómine.
9Bonum est confúgere ad Dóminum*
  quam confídere in princípibus.
10Omnes gentes circuiérunt me,*
  et in nómine Dómini excídi eos.
11Circumdántes circumdedérunt me,*
  et in nómine Dómini excídi eos.
12Circumdedérunt me sicut apes†
  et exarsérunt sicut ignis in spinis,*
  et in nómine Dómini excídi eos.
13Impelléntes impulérunt me, ut cáderem,*
  et Dóminus adiúvit me.
14Fortitúdo mea et laus mea Dóminus*
  et factus est mihi in salútem.
15Vox iubilatiónis et salútis*
  in tabernáculis iustórum:
«16Déxtera Dómini fecit virtútem!†
  Déxtera Dómini exaltávit me;*
  déxtera Dómini fecit virtútem!».
17Non móriar, sed vivam*
  et narrábo ópera Dómini.
18Castígans castigávit me Dóminus*
  et morti non trádidit me.
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Qui me conféssus fúerit coram homínibus, confitébor et ego eum coram Patre meo, allelúia.

Psalm 117 (118)
A cry of rejoicing and triumph

If anyone openly declares himself for me in the presence of men, I will declare myself for him in the presence of my Father. Alleluia.
Give thanks to the Lord for he is good,
  and his kindness is for ever.
Now let Israel say, he is good
  and his kindness is for ever.
Now let the house of Aaron say it too:
  that his kindness is for ever.
Now let all who fear the Lord say it too:
  that his kindness is for ever.
In my time of trial I called out to the Lord:
  he listened, and led me to freedom.
The Lord is with me,
  I will fear nothing that man can do.
The Lord, my help, is with me,
  and I shall look down upon my enemies.
It is good to seek shelter in the Lord,
  better than to trust in men.
It is good to seek shelter in the Lord,
  better than to trust in the leaders of men.
All the nations surrounded me,
  and in the Lord’s name I slew them.
They crowded in and besieged me,
  and in the Lord’s name I slew them.
They surrounded me like swarms of bees,
  they burned like a fire of dry thorns,
  and in the Lord’s name I slew them.
They chased and pursued me, to make me fall,
  and the Lord came to my help.
The Lord is my strength and my rejoicing:
  he has become my saviour.
A cry of joy and salvation
  in the dwellings of the righteous:
“The Lord’s right hand has triumphed!
  The Lord’s right hand has raised me up;
  the Lord’s right hand has triumphed.”
I shall not die, but live,
  and tell of the works of the Lord.
The Lord chastised me severely
  but did not let me die.
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.
If anyone openly declares himself for me in the presence of men, I will declare myself for him in the presence of my Father. Alleluia.

Ps 117:19-29

Qui séquitur me, non ámbulat in ténebris, sed habébit lumen vitæ, dicit Dóminus, allelúia.
19Aperíte mihi portas iustítiæ;*
  ingréssus in eas confitébor Dómino.
20Hæc porta Dómini;*
  iusti intrábunt in eam.
21Confitébor tibi, quóniam exaudísti me*
  et factus es mihi in salútem.
22Lápidem, quem reprobavérunt ædificántes,*
  hic factus est in caput ánguli;
23a Dómino factum est istud*
  et est mirábile in óculis nostris.
24Hæc est dies, quam fecit Dóminus:*
  exsultémus et lætémur in ea.
25O Dómine, salvum me fac;*
  o Dómine, da prosperitátem!
26Benedíctus, qui venit in nómine Dómini.*
  Benedícimus vobis de domo Dómini.
27Deus Dóminus et illúxit nobis.*
  Instrúite sollemnitátem in ramis condénsis usque ad córnua altáris.
28Deus meus es tu, et confitébor tibi,*
  Deus meus, et exaltábo te.
29Confitémini Dómino, quóniam bonus,*
  quóniam in sǽculum misericórdia eius.
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Qui séquitur me, non ámbulat in ténebris, sed habébit lumen vitæ, dicit Dóminus, allelúia.

Psalm 117 (118)

Anyone who follows me will not be walking in the dark: he will have the light of life. Alleluia.
Open the gates of righteousness:
  I will go in, and thank the Lord.
This is the gate of the Lord;
  it is the upright who enter here.
I will thank you, for you listened to me,
  and became my saviour.
The stone that the builders rejected
  has become the corner-stone.
It was the Lord who did this –
  it is marvellous to behold.
This is the day that was made by the Lord:
  let us rejoice today, and be glad.
Lord, keep me safe;
  O Lord, let me prosper!
Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.
  We bless you from the house of the Lord.
The Lord is God: he shines upon us!
  Arrange the procession, with close-packed branches,
  up to the horns of the altar.
You are my God, I will give thanks to you;
  my God, I will give you praise.
Give thanks to the Lord for he is good,
  and his kindness is 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.
Anyone who follows me will not be walking in the dark: he will have the light of life. Alleluia.

Canticum1 Petr 2:21-24

De passione voluntaria servi Dei, Christi

Sicut abúndant passiónes Christi in nobis, ita et per Christum abúndat consolátio nostra, allelúia.
21Christus passus est pro vobis†
  vobis relínquens exémplum,*
  ut sequámini vestígia eius:
22qui peccátum non fecit,*
nec invéntus est dolus in ore ipsíus;
23qui cum maledicerétur, non remaledicébat,†
  cum paterétur, non comminabátur,*
  commendábat autem iuste iudicánti;
24qui peccáta nostra ipse pértulit*
  in córpore suo super lignum,
ut peccátis mórtui iustítiæ viverémus;*
  cuius livóre sanáti estis.
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Sicut abúndant passiónes Christi in nobis, ita et per Christum abúndat consolátio nostra, allelúia.
Canticle1 Peter 2

Christ's passion, freely chosen

As the sufferings of Christ overflow to us, so, through Christ, does our consolation overflow. Alleluia.
Christ suffered for you, leaving you an example, to follow in his path.
He committed no sin, in his speech there was no deceit;
when they cursed him, he did not curse them;
when he suffered, he did not threaten retribution, but committed them to the one just judge.
He endured our sins in the sufferings of his body on the tree,
so that we would die to our sins and live for righteousness –
and by his bruises you have been healed.
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.
As the sufferings of Christ overflow to us, so, through Christ, does our consolation overflow. Alleluia.

Lectio brevisAp 3:10-12
Quóniam servásti verbum patiéntiæ meæ, et ego te servábo ab hora tentatiónis, quæ ventúra est super orbem univérsum tentáre habitántes in terra. Vénio cito; tene quod habes, ut nemo accípiat corónam tuam. Qui vícerit, fáciam illum colúmnam in templo Dei mei, et foras non egrediétur ámplius, et scribam super eum nomen Dei mei et nomen civitátis Dei mei, novæ Ierúsalem, quæ descéndit de cælo a Deo meo, et nomen meum novum.
Short Reading
Apocalypse 3:10-12 ©
Because you have kept my commandment to endure trials, I will keep you safe in the time of trial which is going to come for the whole world, to test the people of the world. Soon I shall be with you: hold firmly to what you already have, and let nobody take your prize away from you. Those who prove victorious I will make into pillars in the sanctuary of my God, and they will stay there for ever; I will inscribe on them the name of my God and the name of the city of my God the new Jerusalem which comes down from my God in heaven, and my own new name as well.

Responsorium breve
℣. Glória et honóre* Coronásti eum, Dómine. Glória et honóre.
℟. Et constituísti eum super ópera mánuum tuárum.* Coronásti eum, Dómine. Glória Patri. Glória et honóre.
Short Responsory
Lord, you have shown him honour. You have crowned him with glory. Alleluia, alleluia.
Lord, you have shown him honour. You have crowned him with glory. Alleluia, alleluia.
You set him over the works of your hands.
Lord, you have shown him honour. You have crowned him with glory. Alleluia, alleluia.
Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit.
Lord, you have shown him honour. You have crowned him with glory. Alleluia, alleluia.

Canticum

Exsultatio animæ in Domino

Iste sanctus pro lege Dei sui certávit usque ad mortem et a verbis impiórum non tímuit; fundátus enim erat supra firmam petram.
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.
Iste sanctus pro lege Dei sui certávit usque ad mortem et a verbis impiórum non tímuit; fundátus enim erat supra firmam petram.
CanticleMagnificat

My soul rejoices in the Lord

This saint fought unto death for the law of his God. He was not afraid of the words of evil men; for he was like a house that is founded on a rock. Alleluia.
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.
This saint fought unto death for the law of his God. He was not afraid of the words of evil men; for he was like a house that is founded on a rock. Alleluia.

Preces
Hac hora, qua Rex mártyrum vitam suam in cena óbtulit et in cruce depósuit, grátias agámus illi, dicéntes:
Te, Dómine, celebrámus.
Te, Dómine, celebrámus, quia in finem dilexísti nos, salvátor noster, omnis martýrii fons et exémplum:
Te, Dómine, celebrámus.
Quia omnes peccatóres pæniténtes in prǽmium vitæ vocásti:
Te, Dómine, celebrámus.
Quia sánguinem novi et ætérni testaménti, in remissiónem peccatórum effúsum, Ecclésiæ offeréndum tradidísti:
Te, Dómine, celebrámus.
Quia hac die per grátiam tuam in fide perseverávimus:
Te, Dómine, celebrámus.
Quia tuæ morti multos fratres hódie sociásti:
Te, Dómine, celebrámus.
Prayers and intercessions
Let us give thanks to the king of martyrs, for this is the hour when he offered himself in the last supper and laid down his life on the cross.
We praise you, Christ the Lord.
We praise you, Christ our Saviour, example and strength of the martyrs, because you have loved us to the end;
We praise you, Christ the Lord.
Because you have promised repentant sinners the reward of eternal life,
We praise you, Christ the Lord.
Because you have called the Church to offer the blood of the new and eternal covenant, the blood shed for the remission of sins,
We praise you, Christ the Lord.
Because you have brought us to this day with the gift of faith intact,
We praise you, Christ the Lord.
Because of the many brothers who today have come to share in your saving death,
We praise you, Christ the Lord.

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.

Magnificántes, Dómine, poténtiam tuam, súpplices exorámus, ut, sicut sanctus Geórgius domínicæ fuit passiónis imitátor, ita sit fragilitátis nostræ promptus adiútor.
Per Dóminum nostrum Iesum Christum, Fílium tuum,
qui tecum vivit et regnat in unitáte Spíritus Sancti, Deus,
per ómnia sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Proclaiming your glory, Lord,
  we humbly ask that as Saint George imitated Christ in his passion,
  so he may be a ready helper in our weakness.
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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