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Saturday 25 April 2015    (other days)
Saint Mark, Evangelist
Feast

Morning Prayer (Lauds)

If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, you should precede it with the Invitatory Psalm.


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
Méntibus lætis tua festa, Marce,
atque pergrátis celebrámus omnes,
magna qui Christi tribuísse plebi
te memorámus.
Matris exémplis, vénerans amóre
férvido Petrum, séqueris fidélis,
verba de Christi lábiis ab ipso
hausta recóndis.
Spíritu accénsus, módico libéllo
mira tu summi réseras Magístri
gesta, tu narras quibus et loquélis
ínstruat orbem.
Carus et Paulo, studiósus eius
cordis ardóres ímitans, labóras,
multa pro Iesu páteris, cruórem
fundis amánter.
Laus, honor Christo, decus atque virtus,
cuius et testes valeámus esse,
ac, tuis escis recreáti, in ævum
cérnere vultum. Amen.
Hymn
The eternal gifts of Christ the King,
The Apostles’ glory let us sing;
And all with hearts of gladness raise
Due hymns of thankful love and praise.
For they the Church’s princes are,
Triumphant leaders in the war,
In heavenly courts a warrior band,
True lights to lighten every land.
Theirs is the steadfast faith of saints,
And hope that never yields nor faints,
The love of Christ in perfect glow
That lays the prince of this world low.
In them the Father’s glory shone,
In them the will of God the Son,
In them exults the Holy Ghost,
Through them rejoice the heavenly host.

Psalmus 62:2-9
Anima Dominum sitiens
Ad Deum vigilat, qui opera noctis reicit.
Sapiéntiam antiquórum exquisiérunt sancti evangelístæ, et prophetárum dictis narratiónem suam confirmavérunt, allelúia.
2Deus, Deus meus es tu,*
  ad te de luce vígilo.
Sitívit in te ánima mea,*
  te desiderávit caro mea.
In terra desérta et árida et inaquósa,†
  3sic in sancto appárui tibi,*
  ut vidérem virtútem tuam et glóriam tuam.
4Quóniam mélior est misericórdia tua super vitas,*
  lábia mea laudábunt te.
5Sic benedícam te in vita mea*
  et in nómine tuo levábo manus meas.
6Sicut ádipe et pinguédine repleátur ánima mea,*
  et lábiis exsultatiónis laudábit os meum.
7Cum memor ero tui super stratum meum,*
  in matutínis meditábor de te,
8quia fuísti adiútor meus,*
  et in velaménto alárum tuárum exsultábo.
9Adhǽsit ánima mea post te,*
  me suscépit déxtera tua.
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Sapiéntiam antiquórum exquisiérunt sancti evangelístæ, et prophetárum dictis narratiónem suam confirmavérunt, allelúia.
Psalm 62 (63)
Thirsting for God
The holy evangelists sought out the wisdom of the ancients: in their gospels they confirmed the prophecies of old. Alleluia.
O God, you are my God, I watch for you from the dawn.
My soul thirsts for you, my body longs for you.
I came to your sanctuary,
  as one in a parched and waterless land,
  so that I could see your might and your glory.
My lips will praise you, for your mercy is better than life itself.
Thus I will bless you throughout my life,
  and raise my hands in prayer to your name;
my soul will be filled as if by rich food,
  and my mouth will sing your praises and rejoice.
I will remember you as I lie in bed,
  I will think of you in the morning,
for you have been my helper,
  and I will take joy in the protection of your wings.
My soul clings to you; your right hand raises me up.
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 holy evangelists sought out the wisdom of the ancients: in their gospels they confirmed the prophecies of old. Alleluia.

Canticum
Daniel 3:57-88,56
Omnis creatura laudet Dominum
Laudem dicite Deo nostro, omnes servi eius” (Ap 19, 5).
In fide veritátis Deus vocávit nos per Evangélium, in acquisitiónem glóriæ Dómini nostri Iesu Christi, allelúia.
57Benedícite, ómnia ópera Dómini, Dómino,*
  laudáte et superexaltáte eum in sǽcula.
58Benedícite, cæli, Dómino,*
  59benedícite, ángeli Dómini, Dómino.
60Benedícite, aquæ omnes, quæ super cælos sunt, Dómino,*
  61benedícat omnis virtus Dómino.
62Benedícite, sol et luna, Dómino,*
  63benedícite, stellæ cæli, Dómino.
64Benedícite, omnis imber et ros, Dómino,*
  65benedícite, omnes venti, Dómino.
66Benedícite, ignis et æstus, Dómino,*
  67benedícite, frigus et æstus, Dómino.
68Benedícite, rores et pruína, Dómino,*
  69benedícite, gelu et frigus, Dómino.
70Benedícite, glácies et nives, Dómino,*
  71benedícite, noctes et dies, Dómino.
72Benedícite, lux et ténebræ, Dómino,*
  73benedícite, fúlgura et nubes, Dómino.
74Benedícat terra Dóminum,*
  laudet et superexáltet eum in sǽcula.
75Benedícite, montes et colles, Dómino,*
  76benedícite, univérsa germinántia in terra, Dómino.
77Benedícite, mária et flúmina, Dómino,*
  78benedícite, fontes, Dómino.
79Benedícite, cete et ómnia quæ movéntur in aquis, Dómino,*
  80benedícite, omnes vólucres cæli, Dómino.
81Benedícite, omnes béstiæ et pécora, Dómino,*
  82benedícite, fílii hóminum, Dómino.
83Bénedic, Israel, Dómino,*
  laudáte et superexaltáte eum in sǽcula.
84Benedícite, sacerdótes Dómini, Dómino,*
  85benedícite, servi Dómini, Dómino.
86Benedícite, spíritus et ánimæ iustórum, Dómino,*
  87benedícite, sancti et húmiles corde, Dómino.
88Benedícite, Ananía, Azaría, Mísael, Dómino,*
  laudáte et superexaltáte eum in sǽcula.
Benedicámus Patrem et Fílium cum Sancto Spíritu;*
  laudémus et superexaltémus eum in sǽcula.
56Benedíctus es in firmaménto cæli*
  et laudábilis et gloriósus in sǽcula.
In fide veritátis Deus vocávit nos per Evangélium, in acquisitiónem glóriæ Dómini nostri Iesu Christi, allelúia.
CanticleDaniel 3
All creatures, bless the Lord
Through the gospel, God called us to faith in the truth so that we might share the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ. Alleluia.
Bless the Lord, all his works,
  praise and exalt him for ever.
Bless the Lord, you heavens;
  all his angels, bless the Lord.
Bless the Lord, you waters above the heavens;
  all his powers, bless the Lord.
Bless the Lord, sun and moon;
  all stars of the sky, bless the Lord.
Bless the Lord, rain and dew;
  all you winds, bless the Lord.
Bless the Lord, fire and heat;
  cold and warmth, bless the Lord.
Bless the Lord, dew and frost;
  ice and cold, bless the Lord.
Bless the Lord, ice and snow;
  day and night, bless the Lord.
Bless the Lord, light and darkness;
  lightning and storm-clouds, bless the Lord.
Bless the Lord, all the earth,
  praise and exalt him for ever.
Bless the Lord, mountains and hills;
  all growing things, bless the Lord.
Bless the Lord, seas and rivers;
  springs and fountains, bless the Lord.
Bless the Lord, whales and fish;
  birds of the air, bless the Lord.
Bless the Lord, wild beasts and tame;
  sons of men, bless the Lord.
Bless the Lord, O Israel,
  praise and exalt him for ever.
Bless the Lord, his priests;
  all his servants, bless the Lord.
Bless the Lord, spirits and souls of the just;
  all who are holy and humble, bless the Lord.
Ananias, Azarias, Mishael, bless the Lord,
  praise and exalt him for ever.
Let us bless Father, Son and Holy Spirit,
  praise and exalt them for ever.
Bless the Lord in the firmament of heaven,
  praise and glorify him for ever.
Through the gospel, God called us to faith in the truth so that we might share the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ. Alleluia.

Psalmus 149:1-9
Exsultatio sanctorum
Filii Ecclesiæ, filii novi populi exsultent in rege suo: in Christo” (Hesychius).
Collaudábunt multi sapiéntiam eórum, et usque in sǽculum non delébitur, allelúia.
1Cantáte Dómino cánticum novum;*
  laus eius in ecclésia sanctórum.
2Lætétur Israel in eo, qui fecit eum,*
  et fílii Sion exsúltent in rege suo.
3Laudent nomen eius in choro,*
  in týmpano et cíthara psallant ei,
4quia beneplácitum est Dómino in pópulo suo,*
  et honorábit mansuétos in salúte.
5Iúbilent sancti in glória,*
  læténtur in cubílibus suis.
6Exaltatiónes Dei in gútture eórum*
  et gládii ancípites in mánibus eórum,
7ad faciéndam vindíctam in natiónibus,*
  castigatiónes in pópulis,
8ad alligándos reges eórum in compédibus*
  et nóbiles eórum in mánicis férreis,
9ad faciéndum in eis iudícium conscríptum:*
  glória hæc est ómnibus sanctis eius.
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Collaudábunt multi sapiéntiam eórum, et usque in sǽculum non delébitur, allelúia.
Psalm 149
The saints rejoice
Many will praise their wisdom, and it will never be forgotten. Alleluia.
Sing a new song to the Lord,
  his praise in the assembly of the faithful.
Let Israel rejoice in its maker,
  and the sons of Zion delight in their king.
Let them praise his name with dancing,
  sing to him with timbrel and lyre,
for the Lord’s favour is upon his people,
  and he will honour the humble with victory.
Let the faithful celebrate his glory,
  rejoice even in their beds,
the praise of God in their throats;
  and swords ready in their hands,
to exact vengeance upon the nations,
  impose punishment on the peoples,
to bind their kings in fetters
  and their nobles in manacles of iron,
to carry out the sentence that has been passed:
  this is the glory prepared for all his faithful.
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.
Many will praise their wisdom, and it will never be forgotten. Alleluia.

Lectio brevis
1 Corinthians 15:1-2,3-4
Notum vobis fácio, fratres, evangélium, quod evangelizávi vobis, quod et accepístis, in quo et statis, per quod et salvámini. Trádidi enim vobis in primis, quod et accépi, quóniam Christus mórtuus est pro peccátis nostris secúndum Scriptúras et quia sepúltus est et quia suscitátus est tértia die secúndum Scriptúras.
Short Reading
1 Corinthians 15:1-2,3-4 ©
Brothers, I want to remind you of the gospel I preached to you, the gospel that you received and in which you are firmly established, the gospel that brings you salvation. In the first place, I taught you what I had been taught myself, namely that Christ died for our sins, in accordance with the scriptures; that he was buried; and that he was raised to life on the third day, in accordance with the scriptures.

Responsorium breve
℣. Narravérunt laudes Dómini et virtútes eius,* Allelúia, allelúia. Narravérunt.
℟. Et mirabília eius, quæ fecit. * Allelúia, allelúia. Glória Patri. Narravérunt.
Short Responsory
They told of the glories of the Lord and of his might.
They told of the glories of the Lord and of his might.
They spoke of the marvellous deeds he had done.
They told of the glories of the Lord and of his might.
Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit.
They told of the glories of the Lord and of his might.

Canticum
De Messia eiusque præcursore
Iesu Christi grátia, credéntibus pópulis doctóres et evangelístæ sunt in ministério fídei missi, 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.
Iesu Christi grátia, credéntibus pópulis doctóres et evangelístæ sunt in ministério fídei missi, allelúia.
CanticleBenedictus
The Messiah and his forerunner
Let us give thanks to Jesus Christ, who has sent teachers and evangelists to be ministers of faith to all peoples who believe in him, alleluia.
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.
Let us give thanks to Jesus Christ, who has sent teachers and evangelists to be ministers of faith to all peoples who believe in him, alleluia.

Preces
Salvatórem nostrum, qui, mortem déstruens, illuminávit vitam et incorruptiónem per Evangélium, dignis láudibus celebrémus, humíliter deprecántes:
Ecclésiam tuam in fide et caritáte confírma.
Qui Ecclésiam tuam per sanctos et exímios doctóres mirabíliter illustrásti,
— fac, ut christiáni eódem semper lætificéntur splendóre.
Qui, cum sancti te pastóres sicut Móyses orárent, pópuli peccáta dimisísti,
— per intercessiónem eórum Ecclésiam tuam contínua purificatióne sanctífica.
Qui sanctos tuos unxísti in médio fratrum et Spíritum tuum in illos direxísti,
— reple Spíritu Sancto omnes pópuli tui rectóres.
Qui pastórum sanctórum ipse posséssio exstitísti,
— tríbue nullum ex iis, quos sánguine acquisísti, sine te manére.
Prayers and intercessions
Our Saviour destroyed death and through the gospel revealed eternal life to us. With joyful praises let us make him known, and let us say:
Strengthen your Church in faith and love.
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.
Strengthen your Church in faith and love.
You forgave the sins of your people when holy pastors prayed;
  continually cleanse your Church through their powerful intercession.
Strengthen your Church in faith and love.
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.
Strengthen your Church in faith and love.
Nothing could ever separate the holy pastors from your love;
  do not lose even one of those whom you redeemed by your passion.
Strengthen your Church in faith and love.

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 beátum Marcum evangelístam tuum evangélicæ prædicatiónis grátia sublimásti, tríbue, quǽsumus, eius nos eruditióne ita profícere, ut vestígia Christi fidéliter sequámur. Per Dóminum.
Almighty God,
  you chose out the evangelist Saint Mark
  and ennobled him with grace to preach the gospel.
Let his teaching so improve our lives
  that we may walk faithfully in the footsteps of Christ.
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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