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Saturday 3 December 2016    (other days)
Saint Francis Xavier, Priest 
 (Saturday of the 1st week of Advent)

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
Vox clara ecce íntonat,
obscúra quæque íncrepat:
procul fugéntur sómnia;
ab æthre Christus prómicat.
Mens iam resúrgat tórpida
quæ sorde exstat sáucia
sidus refúlget iam novum,
ut tollat omne nóxium.
E sursum Agnus míttitur
laxáre gratis débitum;
omnes pro indulgéntia
vocem demus cum lácrimis,
Secúndo ut cum fúlserit
mundúmque horror cínxerit,
non pro reátu púniat,
sed nos pius tunc prótegat.
Summo Parénti glória
Natóque sit victória,
et Flámini laus débita
per sæculórum sǽcula. Amen.
Hymn
Hark! a herald voice is calling
  Through the shadows of the night
‘Cast away the dreams of darkness
  Christ descends with heavenly light.’
Wakened by the solemn warning,
  Let the earthbound soul arise;
Christ, her sun, all sloth dispelling,
  Shines upon the morning skies.
Lo, the Lamb, so long expected,
  Comes with pardon down from heav’n;
Let us haste, with tears of sorrow,
  One and all to be forgiv’n;
So, when next he comes with glory,
  And his judgement-day draws near,
Faithful he may find his servants,
  Watching till their Lord appear.
Honour, glory, might, and blessing
  To the Father and the Son,
With the everlasting Spirit,
  While eternal ages run.

Ps 118:145-152
Prævenérunt óculi mei ad te dilúculo.
145Clamávi in toto corde, exáudi me, Dómine;*
  iustificatiónes tuas servábo.
146Clamávi ad te, salvum me fac,*
  ut custódiam testimónia tua.
147Prævéni dilúculo et clamávi,*
  in verba tua supersperávi.
148Prævenérunt óculi mei vigílias,*
  ut meditárer elóquia tua.
149Vocem meam audi secúndum misericórdiam tuam, Dómine,*
  secúndum iudícium tuum vivífica me.
150Appropinquavérunt persequéntes me in malítia,*
  a lege autem tua longe facti sunt.
151Prope es tu, Dómine,*
  et ómnia præcépta tua véritas.
152Ab inítio cognóvi de testimóniis tuis,*
  quia in ætérnum fundásti ea.
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Prævenérunt óculi mei ad te dilúculo.
Psalm 118 (119): 145-152
My eyes watch for you before dawn.
I call on you with all my heart –
  answer me, Lord.
  I will obey your laws.
I call on you –
  save me
  so that I can keep your decrees.
At first light I cry to you,
  I put all my hope in your word.
In the night I keep watch,
  pondering your sayings.
In your mercy, Lord, hear my voice;
  in your justice, give me life.
My persecutors come to do me harm:
  they are far from your law.
But you, Lord, are near to me,
  and you are trustworthy in all your precepts.
From the beginning I have known your decrees,
  how you have made them to last 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.
My eyes watch for you before dawn.

CanticumExodus 15
Hymnus victoriæ post transitum maris Rubri

Qui vicerunt bestiam, cantabant canticum Moysi, servi Dei” (Cf. Ap 15, 2-3).

Fortitúdo mea et laus mea Dóminus et factus est mihi in salútem.
1Cantémus Dómino:†
  glorióse enim magnificátus est,*
  equum et ascensórem deiécit in mare.
2Fortitúdo mea et robur meum Dóminus,*
  et factus est mihi in salútem.
Iste Deus meus,*
  et glorificábo eum;
Deus patris mei,*
  et exaltábo eum!
3Dóminus quasi vir pugnátor;*
  Dóminus nomen eius!
4Currus pharaónis et exércitum eius*
  proiécit in mare.
8In spíritu furóris tui congregátæ sunt aquæ;†
  stetit ut agger unda fluens,*
  coagulátæ sunt abýssi in médio mari.
9Dixit inimícus: «Pérsequar, comprehéndam;†
  dívidam spólia, implébitur ánima mea:*
  evaginábo gládium meum, interfíciet eos manus mea!».
10Flavit spíritus tuus, et opéruit eos mare;*
  submérsi sunt quasi plumbum in aquis veheméntibus.
11Quis símilis tui in diis, Dómine?†
  Quis símilis tui, magníficus in sanctitáte,*
  terríbilis atque laudábilis, fáciens mirabília?
12Extendísti manum tuam, devorávit eos terra.*
  13Dux fuísti in misericórdia tua pópulo, quem redemísti,
et portásti eum in fortitúdine tua*
  ad habitáculum sanctum tuum.
17Introdúces eos et plantábis*
  in monte hereditátis tuæ,
firmíssimo habitáculo tuo,
quod operátus es, Dómine,*
  sanctuário, Dómine, quod firmavérunt manus tuæ.
18Dóminus regnábit*
  in ætérnum et ultra!
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Fortitúdo mea et laus mea Dóminus et factus est mihi in salútem.
CanticleExodus 15
Hymn of victory after crossing the Red Sea
The Lord is my strength, I will sing his praise: he is my salvation.
I will sing to the Lord, for his triumph is glorious. Horse and rider he has cast into the sea.
The Lord is my support and my strength, and he has saved me.
  This is my God, and I will give him glory
  This is my father’s God, and I will exalt him.
The Lord is a warrior – ‘The Lord’ is his name!
  Pharaoh’s chariots and army he has thrown into the sea.
Your storm raged, and the waters were piled high,
  the flowing waters were a rampart, the sea-bed was exposed.
The enemy said: “I will follow and surround them;
  I will divide their spoils,
  have my fill of booty,
  draw my sword and kill them all.”
Your wind blew,
  and the sea covered them,
  they sank like lead in the raging waters.
What god is like you, O Lord?
What god is like you,
  so great in your holiness,
a worker of miracles,
  terrible and worthy of praise?
You stretched out your hand and the earth swallowed them.
In your mercy you led your people whom you had redeemed,
  in your strength you brought them to your dwelling-place.
You will lead them in and establish them
  on the mountain that is your inheritance,
your solid dwelling-place, which you made, Lord;
  your sanctuary, Lord, which your hands made firm.
The Lord will reign, to eternity and beyond!
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 is my strength, I will sing his praise: he is my salvation.

Ps 116:1-2
Laus miserentis Domini

Dico... gentes propter misericordiam glorificare Deum” (Rom 15, 8. 9).

Laudáte Dóminum, omnes gentes. †
1Laudáte Dóminum, omnes gentes,*
  collaudáte eum, omnes pópuli.
2Quóniam confirmáta est super nos misericórdia eius,*
  et véritas Dómini manet in ætérnum.
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Laudáte Dóminum, omnes gentes.
Psalm 116 (117)
Praise of the merciful Lord
O praise the Lord, all you nations.
Praise the Lord, all nations; all peoples, praise him.
For his mercy is strong over us and his faithfulness 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.
O praise the Lord, all you nations.

Lectio brevisIs 11:1-3
Egrediétur virga de stirpe Iesse, et flos de radíce eius ascéndet; et requiéscet super eum spíritus Dómini: spíritus sapiéntiæ et intelléctus, spíritus consílii et fortitúdinis, spíritus sciéntiæ et timóris Dómini; et delíciæ eius in timóre Dómini.
Short ReadingIsaiah 11:1-3 ©
A shoot springs from the stock of Jesse, a scion thrusts from his roots: on him the spirit of the Lord rests, a spirit of wisdom and insight, a spirit of counsel and power, a spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the Lord. The fear of the Lord is his delight.

Responsorium breve
℣. Super te, Ierúsalem, * Oriétur Dóminus. Super te.
℟. Et glória eius in te vidébitur.* Oriétur Dóminus. Glória Patri. Super te.
Short Responsory
The glory of the Lord will shine on you, Jerusalem. Like the sun he will rise over you.
The glory of the Lord will shine on you, Jerusalem. Like the sun he will rise over you.
His glory will appear in your midst.
The glory of the Lord will shine on you, Jerusalem. Like the sun he will rise over you.
Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit.
The glory of the Lord will shine on you, Jerusalem. Like the sun he will rise over you.

Canticum
De Messia eiusque præcursore
Sion, noli timére: ecce Deus tuus véniet, 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.
Sion, noli timére: ecce Deus tuus véniet, allelúia.
CanticleBenedictus
The Messiah and his forerunner
Do not be afraid, Sion: behold, your God will come, 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.
Do not be afraid, Sion: behold, your God will come, alleluia.

Preces
Deum Patrem, qui antíqua dispositióne pópulum suum salváre státuit, orémus dicéntes:
Custódi plebem tuam, Dómine.
Deus, qui pópulo tuo germen iustítiæ promisísti,
  custódi sanctitátem Ecclésiæ tuæ.
Custódi plebem tuam, Dómine.
Inclína cor hóminum, Deus, in verbum tuum
  et confírma fidéles tuos sine queréla in sanctitáte.
Custódi plebem tuam, Dómine.
Consérva nos in dilectióne Spíritus tui,
  ut Fílii tui, qui ventúrus est, misericórdiam suscipiámus.
Custódi plebem tuam, Dómine.
Confírma nos, Deus clementíssime, usque in finem,
  in diem advéntus Dómini Iesu Christi.
Custódi plebem tuam, Dómine.
Prayers and intercessions
The Lord, our God, is coming: let us put aside fear, and look forward to the future with courage.
Your kingdom come!
Lord, you make all things and renew them:
  all creation displays your work.
Your kingdom come!
You have given us dominion over the earth:
  may our work have a share of your creative power.
Your kingdom come!
We pray for those who work for the relief of suffering in others;
  may they also know comfort and understanding.
Your kingdom come!
As we rest from our work at the end of the week,
  restore our strength and give us time to know you.
Your kingdom come!

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 beáti Francísci prædicatióne multos tibi pópulos acquisísti, da ut fidélium ánimi eódem fídei zelo férveant et ubérrima ubíque prole Ecclésia sancta lætétur.
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 won so many peoples to yourself
  by the preaching of Saint Francis Xavier.
Give us the same zeal that he had for the faith,
  and let your Church rejoice
  and see the virtue and number of her children increase
  throughout the world.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
  who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
  one God, for ever and ever.

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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