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Wednesday 4 May 2016    (other days)
The English Martyrs 
Feast

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
Sanctórum méritis ínclita gáudia
pangámus, sócii, géstaque fórtia;
nam gliscit ánimus prómere cántibus
victórum genus óptimum.
Hi () sunt quos rétinens mundus inhórruit,
ipsum nam stérili flore peráridum
sprevére pénitus teque secúti (secútæ) sunt,
rex, Christe, bone cǽlitum.
Hi () pro te fúrias sǽvaque sústinent;
non murmur résonat, non querimónia,
sed corde tácito mens bene cónscia
consérvat patiéntiam.
Quæ vox, quæ póterit lingua retéxere
quæ tu martýribus múnera prǽparas?
Rubri nam flúido sánguine láureis
ditántur bene fúlgidis.
Te, trina Déitas únaque, póscimus,
ut culpas ábluas, nóxia súbtrahas,
des pacem fámulis, nos quoque glóriam
per cuncta tibi 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 114:1-9
Gratiarum actio
Per multas tribulationes oportet nos intrare in regnum Dei” (Act 14, 22).
Córpora sanctórum in pace sepúlta sunt et vivent nómina eórum in ætérnum, allelúia.
1Diléxi, quóniam exáudit Dóminus*
  vocem deprecatiónis meæ.
2Quia inclinávit aurem suam mihi,*
  cum in diébus meis invocábam.
3Circumdedérunt me funes mortis,*
  et angústiæ inférni invenérunt me.
Tribulatiónem et dolórem invéni†
  4et nomen Dómini invocábam:*
  «O Dómine, líbera ánimam meam».
5Miséricors Dóminus et iustus,*
  et Deus noster miserétur.
6Custódiens párvulos Dóminus;*
  humiliátus sum, et salvum me fáciet.
7Convértere, ánima mea, in réquiem tuam,*
  quia Dóminus benefécit tibi;
8quia erípuit ánimam meam de morte,†
  óculos meos a lácrimis,*
  pedes meos a lapsu.
9Ambulábo coram Dómino*
  in regióne vivórum.
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Córpora sanctórum in pace sepúlta sunt et vivent nómina eórum in ætérnum, allelúia.
Psalm 114 (116A)
Thanksgiving
The bodies of the saints have been buried in peace, and their name lives on for all generations. Alleluia.
I love the Lord, for he has heard
  the cry of my appeal;
because he has turned his ear to me as I call on him,
  day by day.
The ropes of death surrounded me,
  Hell held me tight,
I had found pain and tribulation –
  but I called on the Lord’s name:
  “O Lord, free my soul.”
The Lord is compassionate and just;
  our God takes pity on us.
The Lord cares for the simple –
  I was brought low, but he saved me.
Return, my soul, to your rest,
  for the Lord has looked after you;
he has rescued my spirit from death, my eyes from tears,
  he has saved my feet from stumbling.
I shall walk in the presence of the Lord
  in the land of the living.
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 bodies of the saints have been buried in peace, and their name lives on for all generations. Alleluia.

Ps 115:10-19
Gratiarum actio in templo
Per ipsum (Christum) offeramus hostiam laudis semper Deo” (Hebr 13, 15).
Vidi ánimas interfectórum propter verbum Dei et propter testimónium quod habébant, allelúia.
10Crédidi, étiam cum locútus sum:*
  «Ego humiliátus sum nimis».
11Ego dixi in trepidatióne mea:*
  «Omnis homo mendax».
12Quid retríbuam Dómino*
  pro ómnibus, quæ retríbuit mihi?
13Cálicem salutáris accípiam*
  et nomen Dómini invocábo.
14Vota mea Dómino reddam*
  coram omni pópulo eius.
15Pretiósa in conspéctu Dómini*
  mors sanctórum eius.
16O Dómine, ego servus tuus,*
  ego servus tuus et fílius ancíllæ tuæ.
Dirupísti víncula mea:†
  17tibi sacrificábo hóstiam laudis*
  et nomen Dómini invocábo.
18Vota mea Dómino reddam*
  coram omni pópulo eius,
19in átriis domus Dómini,*
  in médio tui, Ierúsalem.
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Vidi ánimas interfectórum propter verbum Dei et propter testimónium quod habébant, allelúia.
Psalm 115 (116B)
Thanksgiving in the Temple
I saw the souls of all who had been killed for having witnessed to Jesus and for having preached God’s word. Alleluia.
Still I trusted, even when I said
  “I am greatly afflicted,”
when I said in my terror,
  “all men are liars.”
How shall I repay the Lord
  for all he has done for me?
I will take up the cup of salvation
  and call on the name of the Lord.
I will fulfil my vows to the Lord
  before all his people.
Precious in the sight of the Lord
  is the death of his faithful.
O Lord, I am your servant,
  your maidservant’s son.
You have torn apart my chains:
  I will make you a sacrifice of praise,
  I will call on the name of the Lord.
I will fulfil my vows to the Lord
  before all his people,
in the courts of the house of the Lord,
  within your walls, Jerusalem.
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 saw the souls of all who had been killed for having witnessed to Jesus and for having preached God’s word. Alleluia.

Canticum
Ap 4:11,5:9,10,12
Hymnus redemptorum
Isti sunt sancti, qui pro testaménto Dei sua córpora tradidérunt et in sánguine Agni lavérunt stolas suas, allelúia.
4,11Dignus es, Dómine et Deus noster,*
  accípere glóriam et honórem et virtútem,
quia tu creásti ómnia,*
  et propter voluntátem tuam erant et creáta sunt.
5,9Dignus es, Dómine, accípere librum*
  et aperíre signácula eius,
quóniam occísus es†
  et redemísti Deo in sánguine tuo*
  ex omni tribu et lingua et pópulo et natióne
10et fecísti eos Deo nostro regnum et sacerdótes,*
  et regnábunt super terram.
12Dignus est Agnus, qui occísus est,†
  accípere virtútem et divítias et sapiéntiam*
  et fortitúdinem et honórem et glóriam et benedictiónem.
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Isti sunt sancti, qui pro testaménto Dei sua córpora tradidérunt et in sánguine Agni lavérunt stolas suas, allelúia.
CanticleApocalypse 4,5
The song of the redeemed
These are the saints who bore witness to God by laying aside earthly life. They have washed their robes clean in the blood of the Lamb. Alleluia.
You are worthy, our Lord and our God,
  to receive glory and honour and power;
for you made all things,
  and it is by your will that they exist and were created.
You are worthy, Lord,
  to receive the book and open its seals,
for you were killed,
  and with your blood you have ransomed people
  from every tribe and language and people and nation,
and made them rulers and priests for God;
  and they will rule over the earth.
The Lamb is worthy, who was killed,
  to receive power and riches and wisdom,
  strength and honour, glory and blessing.
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.
These are the saints who bore witness to God by laying aside earthly life. They have washed their robes clean in the blood of the Lamb. Alleluia.

Lectio brevisAp 7:14-17
Hi sunt qui véniunt de tribulatióne magna et lavérunt stolas suas et dealbavérunt eas in sánguine Agni. Ideo sunt ante thronum Dei et sérviunt ei die ac nocte in templo eius et, qui sedet in throno, habitábit super illos. Non esúrient ámplius, neque sítient ámplius, neque cadet super illos sol neque ullus æstus, quóniam Agnus, qui in médio throni est, pascet illos et dedúcet eos ad vitæ fontes aquárum, et abstérget Deus omnem lácrimam ex óculis eórum.
Short Reading
Apocalypse 7:14-17 ©
These are the people who have been through the great persecution, and because they have washed their robes white again in the blood of the Lamb, they now stand in front of God’s throne and serve him day and night in his sanctuary; and the One who sits on the throne will spread his tent over them. They will never hunger or thirst again; neither the sun nor scorching wind will ever plague them, because the Lamb who is at the throne will be their shepherd and will lead them to springs of living water; and God will wipe away all tears from their eyes.

Responsorium breve
℣. Fulgébunt iusti, sicut sol in conspéctu Dei, * Allelúia, allelúia. Fulgébunt.
℟. Et lætabúntur omnes recti corde, * Allelúia, allelúia. Glória Patri. Fulgébunt.
Short Responsory
The virtuous will shine before God. Alleluia, alleluia.
The virtuous will shine before God. Alleluia, alleluia.
The pure of heart will rejoice.
The virtuous will shine before God. Alleluia, alleluia.
Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit.
The virtuous will shine before God. Alleluia, alleluia.

Canticum
Exsultatio animæ in Domino
Gaudéte, sancti, ante conspéctum Agni; parátum est vobis regnum ab orígine mundi, allelúia.
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.
Gaudéte, sancti, ante conspéctum Agni; parátum est vobis regnum ab orígine mundi, allelúia.
CanticleMagnificat
My soul rejoices in the Lord
Rejoice, you saints, before the Lamb: the kingdom was prepared for you from the beginning of the world, 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.
Rejoice, you saints, before the Lamb: the kingdom was prepared for you from the beginning of the world, 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, hódie obtúlimus:
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.

Deus, a quo constántiam fides, et virtútem sumit infírmitas, tríbue nobis, mártyrum N. et N. exémplo et précibus, in Unigéniti tui passióne et resurrectióne consórtium, ut cum eis apud te gáudium perféctum consequámur. Per Dóminum.
  Vel:
  Lætíficet nos, quǽsumus, Dómine, beatórum mártyrum tuórum N. et N. gloriósa festívitas, quos, Unigéniti tui passiónem et resurrectiónem voce líbera confiténtes pretiósum sánguinem præclára morte fúndere fecísti. Per Dóminum.
God our Father,
  you raised up martyr-saints among our countrymen from every walk of life.
  They vindicated the authority of your Church in teaching and worship.
  Through their prayers may our whole nation be gathered once again
  to celebrate the same sacraments under one Pastor.
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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