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Wednesday 15 August 2018    (other days)
The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary 
Solemnity

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
Gáudium mundi, nova stella cæli,
prócreans solem, páriens paréntem,
da manum lapsis, fer opem cadúcis,
virgo María.
Te Deo factam liquet esse scalam
qua tenens summa petit Altus ima;
nos ad excélsi remeáre cæli
cúlmina dona.
Te beatórum chorus angelórum,
te prophetárum et apostolórum
ordo prælátam sibi cernit unam
post Deitátem.
Laus sit excélsæ Tríadi perénnis,
quæ tibi, Virgo, tríbuit corónam,
atque regínam statuítque nostram
próvida matrem. Amen.
Hymn
I’ll sing a hymn to Mary,
the Mother of my God,
the Virgin of all virgins,
of David’s royal blood.
O teach me, holy Mary,
a loving song to frame,
when wicked men blaspheme thee,
to love and bless thy name.
The Saints are high in glory,
with golden crowns so bright;
but brighter far is Mary,
upon her throne of light.
O that which God did give thee,
let mortal ne’er disclaim;
when wicked men blaspheme thee,
I’ll love and bless thy name.
But in the crown of Mary,
there lies a wondrous gem,
as Queen of all the Angels,
which Mary shares with them.
‘No sin hath e’er defiled thee’,
So doth our faith proclaim;
when wicked men blaspheme thee,
I’ll love and bless thy name.

Ps 121:1-9
Civitas sancta Ierusalem

Accessistis ad Sion montem et civitatem Dei viventis, Ierusalem cælestem” (Hebr 12, 22).

Assúmpta est María in cælum, gaudent ángeli, laudántes benedícunt Dóminum.
1Lætátus sum in eo quod dixérunt mihi:*
  «In domum Dómini íbimus».
2Stantes iam sunt pedes nostri*
  in portis tuis, Ierúsalem.
3Ierúsalem, quæ ædificáta est ut cívitas,*
  sibi compácta in idípsum.
4Illuc enim ascendérunt tribus, tribus Dómini,*
  testimónium Israel, ad confiténdum nómini Dómini.
5Quia illic sedérunt sedes ad iudícium,*
  sedes domus David.
6Rogáte, quæ ad pacem sunt Ierúsalem:*
  «Secúri sint diligéntes te!
7Fiat pax in muris tuis,*
  et secúritas in túrribus tuis!».
8Propter fratres meos et próximos meos*
  loquar: «Pax in te!».
9Propter domum Dómini Dei nostri*
  exquíram bona tibi.
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Assúmpta est María in cælum, gaudent ángeli, laudántes benedícunt Dóminum.
Psalm 121 (122)
Jerusalem, the holy city
Mary has been assumed into heaven: the angels rejoice. They sing for joy and praise the Lord.
They filled me with joy when they said,
  “We will go to the house of the Lord.”
Now our feet are standing
  within your gates, Jerusalem.
Jerusalem, built as a city,
  whole and self-contained:
there the tribes have gone up,
  the tribes of the Lord –
the witness of Israel,
  to praise the Lord’s name.
For there are the thrones of justice,
  the thrones of the house of David.
Pray for the peace of Jerusalem:
  “Safety for those who care for you,
peace inside your walls,
  security within your ramparts!”
For my brethren and those near to me I will say
  “Peace be upon you.”
For the sake of the house of the Lord our God,
  I will call blessings upon you.
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.
Mary has been assumed into heaven: the angels rejoice. They sing for joy and praise the Lord.

Ps 126:1-5
Vanus labor sine Domino

Dei ædificatio estis” (1 Cor 3, 9).

María Virgo assúmpta est ad æthéreum thálamum, in quo Rex regum stelláto sedet sólio.
1Nisi Dóminus ædificáverit domum,*
  in vanum labórant, qui ædíficant eam.
Nisi Dóminus custodíerit civitátem,*
  frustra vígilat, qui custódit eam.
2Vanum est vobis ante lucem súrgere et sero quiéscere,†
  qui manducátis panem labóris,*
  quia dabit diléctis suis somnum.
3Ecce heréditas Dómini fílii,*
  merces fructus ventris.
4Sicut sagíttæ in manu poténtis,*
  ita fílii iuventútis.
5Beátus vir, qui implévit pháretram suam ex ipsis:*
  non confundétur, cum loquétur inimícis suis in porta.
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
María Virgo assúmpta est ad æthéreum thálamum, in quo Rex regum stelláto sedet sólio.
Psalm 126 (127)
Without the Lord, we labour in vain
The Virgin Mary has been assumed to the heavenly dwelling-place where the King of kings sits on a throne of stars.
If the Lord does not build the house,
  its builders labour in vain.
If the Lord does not watch over a city,
  its watchmen guard it in vain.
It is vain for you to rise before the dawn
  and go late to your rest,
  eating the bread of toil –
  to those he loves, the Lord gives sleep.
The Lord bestows sons as an heirloom,
  the fruit of the womb as a reward.
Like arrows in the hand of a warrior –
  so are the sons of one’s youth.
Happy the man who fills his quiver thus:
  when he disputes with his enemies at the gate,
  he will not be the loser.
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 Virgin Mary has been assumed to the heavenly dwelling-place where the King of kings sits on a throne of stars.

Canticumcf. Eph 1:3-10
De Deo salvatore
Benedícta fília tu a Dómino, quia per te fructum vitæ communicávimus.
3Benedíctus Deus et Pater Dómini nostri Iesu Christi,*
  qui benedíxit nos in omni benedictióne spiritáli in cæléstibus in Christo,
4sicut elégit nos in ipso ante mundi constitutiónem,†
  ut essémus sancti et immaculáti*
  in conspéctu eius in caritáte,
5qui prædestinávit nos in adoptiónem filiórum†
  per Iesum Christum in ipsum,*
  secúndum beneplácitum voluntátis suæ,
6in laudem glóriæ grátiæ suæ,*
  in qua gratificávit nos in Dilécto,
7in quo habémus redemptiónem per sánguinem eius,*
  remissiónem peccatórum,
secúndum divítias grátiæ eius,†
  8quae superabundávit in nobis*
  in omni sapiéntia et prudéntia,
9notum fáciens nobis mystérium voluntátis suæ,*
  secúndum beneplácitum eius,
quod propósuit in eo,*
  10in dispensatiónem plenitúdinis témporum:
recapituláre ómnia in Christo,*
  quæ in cælis et quæ in terra.
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Benedícta fília tu a Dómino, quia per te fructum vitæ communicávimus.
CanticleEphesians 1
God the Saviour
You are blessed, daughter, by the Lord your God; through you we partake of the fullness of life.
Blessed be God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
  who has blessed us, in Christ,
  with every spiritual blessing in heaven.
In love, he chose us before the creation of the world,
  to be holy and spotless in his sight.
He predestined us to be his adopted children through Jesus Christ,
  simply because it pleased him to do so.
This he did for the praise of the glory of his grace,
  of his free gift to us in his Beloved,
in whose blood we have gained redemption,
  and the forgiveness of our sins.
This he did according to the riches of his grace,
  which he gave us in abundance,
with all wisdom and discernment,
  revealing to us the mysteries of his will,
  because it pleased him to do so.
In this action he has planned, in the fulfilment of time,
  to bring all things together in Christ,
  from the heavens and from the 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.
You are blessed, daughter, by the Lord your God; through you we partake of the fullness of life.

Lectio brevis1 Cor 15:22-23
Sicut in Adam omnes moriúntur, ita et in Christo omnes vivificabúntur. Unusquísque autem in suo órdine: primítiæ Christus; deínde hi, qui sunt Christi.
Short Reading
1 Corinthians 15:22-23 ©
Just as all men die in Adam, so all men will be brought to life in Christ; but all of them in their proper order: Christ as the first-fruits and then, after the coming of Christ, those who belong to him.

Responsorium breve
℣. María Virgo exaltáta est* Super choros angelórum. María.
℟. Benedíctus Dóminus, qui exaltávit eam.* Super choros angelórum. Glória Patri. María.
Short Responsory
The Virgin Mary has been exalted high above the choirs of angels.
The Virgin Mary has been exalted high above the choirs of angels.
Blessed is the Lord, who raised her up.
The Virgin Mary has been exalted high above the choirs of angels.
Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit.
The Virgin Mary has been exalted high above the choirs of angels.

Canticum
Exsultatio animæ in Domino
Hódie María Virgo cælos ascéndit; gaudéte, quia cum Christo regnat in ætérnum.
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.
Hódie María Virgo cælos ascéndit; gaudéte, quia cum Christo regnat in ætérnum.
CanticleMagnificat
My soul rejoices in the Lord
Today the Virgin Mary was assumed into heaven: rejoice and be glad, for she will reign for ever with Christ.
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.
Today the Virgin Mary was assumed into heaven: rejoice and be glad, for she will reign for ever with Christ.

Preces
Deum Patrem omnipoténtem magnis láudibus extollámus, qui Maríam matrem Fílii sui ab ómnibus generatiónibus celebrári vóluit, et ab eo súpplices petámus:
Plenam grátia intuére et exáudi nos.
Deus, mirabílium patrátor, qui Immaculátam Vírginem Maríam córpore et ánima cæléstis glóriæ Christi fecísti consórtem,
  filiórum tuórum corda ad eándem glóriam dírige.
Plenam grátia intuére et exáudi nos.
Qui Maríam dedísti nobis matrem, ipsa intercedénte, concéde medélam lánguidis, solámen mæréntibus, véniam peccatóribus,
  et ómnibus salútem et pacem.
Plenam grátia intuére et exáudi nos.
Qui Maríam plenam grátia fecísti,
  lætam grátiæ tuæ cópiam ómnibus concéde.
Plenam grátia intuére et exáudi nos.
Ecclésia tua sit cor unum et ánima una in caritáte,
  et fidéles persevérent unánimes in oratióne cum María, matre Iesu.
Plenam grátia intuére et exáudi nos.
Qui Maríam cæli coronásti regínam,
  fac ut defúncti in regno tuo cum sanctórum ágmine gáudeant in ætérnum.
Plenam grátia intuére et exáudi nos.
Prayers and intercessions
Let us praise God the Father who chose Mary as the mother of his Son and wanted all generations to call her blessed. With confidence we pray:
May the Virgin Mary intercede for us.
Father, you did great things for the Virgin Mary and brought her, body and soul, to the glory of heaven;
  fill the hearts of your children with the hope of Christ’s glory.
May the Virgin Mary intercede for us.
Through the prayers of Mary, our mother, heal the sick, comfort the sorrowful, pardon sinners;
  grant peace and salvation to all.
May the Virgin Mary intercede for us.
You favoured Mary with the fullness of grace;
  bestow on all men your overflowing blessings.
May the Virgin Mary intercede for us.
May your Church be united heart and soul, held fast by love;
  and may your faithful be joined in continuous prayer, with Mary the mother of Jesus.
May the Virgin Mary intercede for us.
Father, you exalted the Virgin Mary and crowned her queen of heaven;
  may the dead enter your kingdom and rejoice with your saints for ever.
May the Virgin Mary intercede for us.

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.

Omnípotens sempitérne Deus, qui Immaculátam Vírginem Maríam, Fílii tui Genetrícem, córpore et ánima ad cæléstem glóriam assumpsísti, concéde, quǽsumus, ut, ad supérna semper inténti, ipsíus glóriæ mereámur esse consórtes.
Per Dóminum nostrum Iesum Christum, Fílium tuum,
qui tecum vivit et regnat in unitáte Spíritus Sancti, Deus,
per ómnia sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Almighty, ever-living God,
  you have taken the mother of your Son,
  the immaculate Virgin Mary,
  body and soul into the glory where you dwell.
Keep our hearts set on heaven
  so that, with her, we may share in your glory.
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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