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Friday 19 April 2019    (other days)
Good Friday 

Sext (Midday 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.
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.

Hymnus
Crux, mundi benedíctio,
spes cértaque redémptio,
olim gehénnæ báiula,
nunc clara cæli iánua,
In te levátur hóstia
ad se qui traxit ómnia,
quam mundi princeps ímpetit
suúmque nihil ínvenit.
Patri, tibi, Paráclito
sit æqua, Iesu, glória,
qui nos crucis victória
concédis usque pérfrui. Amen.
Hymn
Lord God and Maker of all things,
Creation is upheld by you.
While all must change and know decay,
You are unchanging, always new.
You are man’s solace and his shield,
His Rock secure on which to build.
You are the spirit’s tranquil home,
In you alone is hope fulfilled.
To God the Father and the Son
And Holy Spirit render praise:
Blest Trinity, from age to age
The strength of all our living days.
Stanbrook Abbey Hymnal

The psalms of the day are shown here. If you are reciting more than one daytime hour (Terce, Sext, None) today, use the psalms of the day at one hour and the complementary psalms at the others.

PSALMS OF THE DAY


Ps 39:2-14,17-18
Gratiarum actio et auxilii petitio

Hostiam et oblationem noluisti, corpus autem aptasti mihi” (Hebr 10, 5).

Hora sexta ténebræ factæ sunt per totam terram usque in horam nonam.
2Exspéctans exspectávi Dóminum,*
  et inténdit mihi.
3Et exaudívit clamórem meum*
  et edúxit me de lacu misériæ et de luto fæcis;
et státuit super petram pedes meos*
  et firmávit gressus meos.
4Et immísit in os meum cánticum novum,*
  carmen Deo nostro.
Vidébunt multi et timébunt*
  et sperábunt in Dómino.
5Beátus vir, qui pósuit Dóminum spem suam*
  et non respéxit supérbos et declinántes in mendácium.
6Multa fecísti tu, Dómine Deus meus, mirabília tua,†
  et cogitatiónes tuas pro nobis:*
  non est qui símilis sit tibi.
Si nuntiáre et éloqui volúero,*
  multiplicabúntur super númerum.
7Sacrifícium et oblatiónem noluísti,*
  aures autem fodísti mihi.
Holocáustum et pro peccáto non postulásti,*
  8tunc dixi: «Ecce vénio.
In volúmine libri scriptum est de me.*
  9Fácere voluntátem tuam,
Deus meus, vólui;*
  et lex tua in præcórdiis meis».
10Annuntiávi iustítiam tuam in ecclésia magna;*
  ecce lábia mea non prohibébo, Dómine, tu scisti.
11Iustítiam tuam non abscóndi in corde meo,*
  veritátem tuam et salutáre tuum dixi.
Non abscóndi misericórdiam tuam*
  et veritátem tuam ab ecclésia magna.
12Tu autem, Dómine, ne prohíbeas miseratiónes tuas a me;*
  misericórdia tua et véritas tua semper suscípiant me,
13quóniam circumdedérunt me mala, quorum non est númerus;†
  comprehendérunt me iniquitátes meæ,*
  et non pótui vidére.
Multiplicátæ sunt super capíllos cápitis mei,*
  et cor meum derelíquit me.
14Compláceat tibi, Dómine, ut éruas me;*
  Dómine, ad adiuvándum me festína.
17Exsúltent et læténtur in te omnes quæréntes te*
  et dicant semper: «Magnificétur Dóminus», qui díligunt salutáre tuum.
18Ego autem egénus et pauper sum;*
  Dóminus sollícitus est mei.
Adiútor meus et liberátor meus tu es;*
  Deus meus, ne tardáveris.
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Psalm 39 (40)
Thanksgiving and a prayer for help
From the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land until the ninth hour.
I waited, I waited for the Lord;
  and he heard me.
He heard my voice when I cried,
  he led me from the pit of misery,
  he led me from the mire of filth.
He set my feet on firm rock,
  he steadied my footsteps.
He filled my being with a new song,
  a song to the Lord.
Many shall see what has happened, and trust,
  and honour the Lord.
Happy the man who puts his trust in the Lord,
  who pays no heed to the proud,
  who pays no heed to liars.
Many are your wonders, O Lord my God,
  and great is your care for us:
  there is no-one like you.
If I wanted to tell the things you have done for us –
  they are too many to count.
You have refused sacrifice and oblation,
  but you have opened your ears to me.
You have refused burnt-offerings, even for sin –
  so I said “I am coming.
The books of scripture have written of me.
It is your will, my God, that I wish to perform:
  your law is next to my heart.”
I have proclaimed your judgement in the great assembly:
  I will not close my lips – Lord, you know it.
I have not hidden your judgements in my heart;
  I have not hidden your faithfulness from the assembly of the people.
But you, Lord, do not keep your mercy from me:
  let your kindness and faithfulness always sustain me.
For evils besiege me, uncountable evils;
  my transgressions surround me, and I cannot see.
They are more than the hairs of my head,
  and my heart has failed me.
Make it your will, Lord, to rescue me:
  Lord, hurry to help me.
Let all who seek you rejoice in you:
  let them say always, “Great is the Lord,”
  all who delight in your salvation.
Though I am poor and destitute,
  the Lord takes thought for me.
You are my help and my liberator:
  my God, do not delay.
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.

Ps 53:3-6,8-9
Imploratio auxilii

Orat propheta, ut in nomine Domini a persequentium malignitate liberetur” (Cassiodorus).

3Deus, in nómine tuo salvum me fac*
  et in virtúte tua iúdica me.
4Deus, exáudi oratiónem meam,*
  áuribus pércipe verba oris mei!
5Quóniam supérbi insurrexérunt advérsum me,†
  et fortes quæsiérunt ánimam meam*
  et non proposuérunt Deum ante conspéctum suum.
6Ecce enim Deus ádiuvat me,*
  et Dóminus suscéptor est ánimæ meæ.
8Voluntárie sacrificábo tibi,*
  confitébor nómini tuo, Dómine, quóniam bonum est;
9quóniam ex omni tribulatióne erípuit me,*
  et super inimícos meos despéxit óculus meus.
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Psalm 53 (54)
A plea for help
God, by your name, save me.
  In your power, God, judge me.
God, listen to my prayer
  and turn your ear to the words of my mouth.
The proud have risen up against me,
  the strong seek to take my life.
  They do not keep God in their hearts.
But God helps me,
  and the Lord lifts up my soul.
Willingly I will sacrifice to you
  and proclaim your name, O God,
  proclaim your good name.
It has rescued me from all my troubles,
  and my eyes look down on my enemies.
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.

Ps 87:2-19
Hominis graviter ægrotantis oratio

Hæc est hora vestra et potestas tenebrarum” (Lc 22, 53).

2Dómine, Deus salútis meæ,*
  in die clamávi et nocte coram te.
3Intret in conspéctu tuo orátio mea;*
  inclína aurem tuam ad precem meam.
4Quia repléta est malis ánima mea,*
  et vita mea inférno appropinquávit.
5Æstimátus sum cum descendéntibus in lacum,*
  factus sum sicut homo sine adiutório.
6Inter mórtuos liber,*
  sicut vulneráti dormiéntes in sepúlcris;
quorum non es memor ámplius,*
  et ipsi de manu tua abscíssi sunt.
7Posuísti me in lacu inferióri,*
  in tenebrósis et in umbra mortis.
8Super me gravátus est furor tuus,*
  et omnes fluctus tuos induxísti super me.
9Longe fecísti notos meos a me,*
  posuísti me abominatiónem eis;
conclúsus sum et non egrédiar.*
  10Oculi mei languérunt præ afflictióne.
Clamávi ad te, Dómine, tota die,*
  expándi ad te manus meas.
11Numquid mórtuis fácies mirabília,*
  aut surgent umbræ et confitebúntur tibi?
12Numquid narrábit áliquis in sepúlcro misericórdiam tuam*
  et veritátem tuam in loco perditiónis?
13Numquid cognoscéntur in ténebris mirabília tua*
  et iustítia tua in terra obliviónis?
14Et ego ad te, Dómine, clamávi,*
  et mane orátio mea prævéniet te.
15Ut quid, Dómine, repéllis ánimam meam,*
  abscóndis fáciem tuam a me?
16Pauper sum ego et móriens a iuventúte mea;*
  portávi pavóres tuos et conturbátus sum.
17Super me transiérunt iræ tuæ,*
  et terróres tui excidérunt me.
18Circuiérunt me sicut aqua tota die,*
  circumdedérunt me simul.
19Elongásti a me amícum et próximum,*
  et noti mei sunt ténebræ.
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Hora sexta ténebræ factæ sunt per totam terram usque in horam nonam.
Psalm 87 (88)
The prayer of one gravely ill
Lord God, my saviour,
  I have cried out to you by day and by night.
Let my prayer come before you:
  turn your ear to my request.
For my soul is full of evils,
  my life has come close to its end.
I am counted with those who go down to the pit:
  I am left without help.
I am one of the dead,
  like the murdered who sleep in their tombs,
who lie there forgotten,
  cut off from your care.
You have thrust me down into the pit,
  to the gloom and the shadow of death.
Your anger weighs heavy upon me;
  you have drowned me under your waves.
You have taken my friends away from me:
  you have made me hateful in their sight,
  I am shut in, I may not go out.
My eyes are weak from my sufferings.
I have called to you, Lord, all the day;
  I have stretched out my hands to you.
Is it for the dead that you perform your wonders?
  Will the ghosts rise up and proclaim you?
In the tomb, will they tell of your kindness?
  Will they tell of your faithfulness in the place of the lost?
Will your wonders be known in the darkness,
  or your righteousness in the land of oblivion?
And so I have called out to you, Lord,
  and in the morning my prayer will come before you.
With what purpose, Lord, do you reject my soul?
  Why do you hide your face from me?
I am poor; from my youth I have been dying;
  I have borne the terrors you sent, I am lost in confusion.
Your anger has overrun me, your terrors have broken me:
  they have flowed round me like water,
  they have besieged me all the day long.
You have taken my friends and those close to me:
  all I have left is shadows.
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.
From the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land until the ninth hour.
OR:

At the daytime hours (Terce, Sext, None) when you don’t choose to use the psalms of the day, use the complementary psalms instead.

COMPLEMENTARY PSALMS


Ps 122:1-5
Dominus fiducia populi

Duo cæci ... clamaverunt: «Domine, miserere nostri, Fili David»” (Mt 20, 30).

Hora sexta ténebræ factæ sunt per totam terram usque in horam nonam.
1Ad te levávi óculos meos,*
  qui hábitas in cælis.
2Ecce sicut óculi servórum ad manus dominórum suórum,*
  sicut óculi ancíllæ ad manus dóminæ suæ,
ita óculi nostri ad Dóminum Deum nostrum,*
  donec misereátur nostri.
3Miserére nostri, Dómine, miserére nostri,*
  quia multum repléti sumus despectióne;
4quia multum repléta est ánima nostra*
  derisióne abundántium et despectióne superbórum.
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Psalm 122 (123)
The Lord guards his people
From the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land until the ninth hour.
To you I lift up my eyes,
  to you who dwell in the heavens.
Like the eyes of a servant watching his master,
  like the eyes of a maid on her mistress’s hands,
  so we keep our eyes on the Lord our God,
  as we wait for his kindness.
Take pity on us, Lord, take pity:
  we have had our fill of contempt.
Our souls have had their fill
  of the laughter of the rich,
  of the contempt of the proud.
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.

Ps 123:1-8
Adiutorium nostrum in nomine Domini

Dixit Dominus Paulo: «Noli timere ... quia ego sum tecum»” (Act 18, 9-10).

1Nisi quia Dóminus erat in nobis, dicat nunc Israel,†
  2nisi quia Dóminus erat in nobis,*
  cum exsúrgerent hómines in nos:
3forte vivos deglutíssent nos,*
  cum irascerétur furor eórum in nos.
4Fórsitan aqua absorbuísset nos,†
  torrens pertransísset ánimam nostram*
  5fórsitan pertransíssent ánimam nostram aquæ intumescéntes.
6Benedíctus Dóminus;*
  qui non dedit nos in direptiónem déntibus eórum.
7Anima nostra sicut passer erépta est*
  de láqueo venántium:
láqueus contrítus est,*
  et nos erépti sumus.
8Adiutórium nostrum in nómine Dómini,*
  qui fecit cælum et terram.
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Psalm 123 (124)
Our help is in the name of the Lord
If the Lord had not been with us
  (so let Israel sing),
If the Lord had not been with us
  when men rose up against us,
they might have skinned us alive,
  such was their anger.
The waters could have drowned us,
  the torrent poured over us,
  the foaming waters poured over us.
Blessed be the Lord, who saved us
  from being torn to pieces by their teeth.
We have escaped, like a bird
  from the snare of the fowler.
The snare was broken,
  and we escaped.
Our help is in the name of the Lord,
  who made heaven and 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.

Ps 124:1-5
Dominus custos populi sui

Pax super Israel Dei” (Gal 6, 16).

1Qui confídunt in Dómino sicut mons Sion:*
  non commovébitur, in ætérnum manet.
2Ierúsalem, montes in circúitu eius,†
  et Dóminus in circúitu pópuli sui*
  ex hoc nunc et usque in sǽculum.
3Quia non requiéscet virga iniquitátis super sortem iustórum,*
  ut non exténdant iusti ad iniquitátem manus suas.
4Bénefac, Dómine, bonis*
  et rectis corde.
5Declinántes autem per vias pravas†
  addúcet Dóminus cum operántibus iniquitátem.*
  Pax super Israel!
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Hora sexta ténebræ factæ sunt per totam terram usque in horam nonam.
Psalm 124 (125)
The Lord guards his people
Those who trust in the Lord are like the mountain of Zion:
  it cannot be shaken, it will stand firm for ever.
Jerusalem – the mountains stand guard over it,
  and the Lord stands guard over his people,
  both now and for ever.
The sceptre of the wicked shall not rest
  upon the inheritance of the just;
lest the just themselves stretch out their hands
  and turn to wickedness.
Be good, O Lord, to the good
  and the upright of heart.
As for those who turn away to crooked paths,
  the Lord shall treat them like the doers of evil.
Peace be on Israel!
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.
From the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land until the ninth hour.

CONCLUSION


Lectio brevisIs 53:4-5
Vere languóres nostros ipse tulit et dolóres nostros ipse portávit; et nos putávimus eum quasi plagátum, percússum a Deo et humiliátum. Ipse autem vulnerátus est propter iniquitátes nostras, attrítus est propter scélera nostra; disciplína pacis nostræ super eum, et livóre eius sanáti sumus.
Short ReadingIsaiah 53:4-5 ©
And yet ours were the sufferings he bore, ours the sorrows he carried. But we, we thought of him as someone punished, struck by God, and brought low. Yet he was pierced through for our faults, crushed for our sins. On him lies a punishment that brings us peace, and through his wounds we are healed.

℣. Meménto mei, Dómine.
℟. Dum véneris in regnum tuum.
℣. Lord, remember me,
℟. When you come into your kingdom.

Oremus.
  Réspice, quǽsumus, Dómine, super hanc famíliam tuam, pro qua Dóminus noster Iesus Christus non dubitávit mánibus tradi nocéntium et crucis subíre torméntum.
  Qui vivit et regnat in sǽcula sæculórum.
  Amen.
Let us pray.
Be mindful, Lord, of this your family,
  for whose sake our Lord Jesus Christ, when betrayed,
did not hesitate to yield himself into his enemies’ hands
  and undergo the agony of the cross.
Who lives and reigns for ever and ever.
Amen.

Benedicámus Dómino.
– Deo grátias.
Let us praise the Lord.
– Thanks be to God.

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