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Tuesday 3 March 2015    (other days)
Tuesday of the 2nd week of Lent

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.
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
Iesu, quadragenáriæ
dicátor abstinéntiæ,
qui ob salútem méntium
præcéperas ieiúnium,
Adésto nunc Ecclésiæ,
adésto pæniténtiæ,
qua supplicámus cérnui
peccáta nostra dílui.
Tu retroácta crímina
tua remítte grátia
et a futúris ádhibe
custódiam mitíssime,
Ut, expiáti ánnuis
compunctiónis áctibus,
tendámus ad paschália
digne colénda gáudia.
Te rerum univérsitas,
clemens, adóret, Trínitas,
et nos novi per véniam
novum canámus cánticum. Amen.
Hymn
God, of thy pity, unto us thy children
Bend down thine ear in thine own loving kindness,
And all thy people’s prayers and vows ascending
  Hear, we beseech thee.
Look down in mercy from thy seat of glory,
Pour on our souls the radiance of thy presence,
Drive from our weary hearts the shades of darkness,
  Lightening our footsteps.
Free us from sin by might of thy great loving,
Cleanse thou the sordid, loose the fettered spirit,
Spare every sinner, raise with thine own right hand
  All who are fallen.
Glory to God the Father everlasting,
Glory for ever to the Sole-begotten,
With whom the Holy Spirit through the ages
  Reigneth co-equal.

Psalmus 48:2-13
Vanitas divitiarum
Dives difficile intrabit in regnum cælorum” (Mt 19, 23).
Non potéstis Deo servíre et mammónæ.
2Audíte hæc, omnes gentes,*
  áuribus percípite, omnes, qui habitátis orbem:
3quique húmiles et viri nóbiles,*
  simul in unum dives et pauper!
4Os meum loquétur sapiéntiam*
  et meditátio cordis mei prudéntiam.
5Inclinábo in parábolam aurem meam,*
  apériam in psaltério ænígma meum.
6Cur timébo in diébus malis,*
  cum iníquitas supplantántium circúmdabit me?
7Qui confídunt in virtúte sua*
  et in multitúdine divitiárum suárum gloriántur.
8Etenim seípsum non rédimet homo;*
  non dabit Deo propitiatiónem suam.
9Nímium est prétium redemptiónis ánimæ eius:†
  ad últimum defíciet,*
  10ut vivat usque in finem, nec vídeat intéritum.
11Et vidébit sapiéntes moriéntes;†
  simul insípiens et stultus períbunt*
  et relínquent aliénis divítias suas.
12Sepúlcra eórum domus illórum in ætérnum;†
  tabernácula eórum in progéniem et progéniem,*
  etsi vocavérunt nomínibus suis terras suas.
13Et homo, cum sit in honóre, non permanébit;†
  comparátus est iuméntis, quæ péreunt,*
  et símilis factus est illis.
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Non potéstis Deo servíre et mammónæ.
Psalm 48 (49)
The uselessness of riches
You cannot serve both God and wealth.
All peoples, listen –
  all who live in the world, hear what I have to say:
humble and great together,
  rich and poor alike!
My mouth will speak wisdom,
  my inmost thoughts will bring good counsel.
I will turn my ears to a mystery,
  I will expound a riddle on the lyre.
Why should I be fearful in times of trouble,
  when the crimes of usurpers hem me in?
They trust in their own strength
  and glory in their great riches.
But, after all, man cannot redeem himself,
  he cannot ransom himself before God.
The price of his soul’s redemption is too great, he cannot pay it –
  the price of eternal death avoided.
He will see that even the wise die;
  the foolish and the stupid too will perish,
  and their riches will pass to others.
Their tombs will be homes to them for ever,
  their dwelling-place for all generations,
  even if the lands they owned are named after them.
Though he be full of honour, man will not endure:
  he is like the beasts of burden, that die;
  he is like the beasts that perish.
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 cannot serve both God and wealth.

Psalmus 48:14-21
Thesaurizáte vobis thesáuros in cælo, dicit Dóminus.
14Hæc via illórum, quorum fidúcia in semetípsis,*
  et finis eórum, qui cómplacent in ore suo.
15Sicut oves in inférno pósiti sunt,*
  mors depáscet eos;
descéndent præcípites ad sepúlcrum,†
  et figúra eórum erit in consumptiónem:*
  inférnus habitáculum eórum.
16Verúmtamen Deus rédimet ánimam meam,*
  de manu ínferi vere suscípiet me.
17Ne timúeris, cum dives factus fúerit homo*
  et cum multiplicáta fúerit glória domus eius,
18quóniam, cum interíerit, non sumet ómnia,*
  neque descéndet cum eo glória eius.
19Cum ánimæ suæ in vita ipsíus benedíxerit:*
  «Laudábunt te quod benefecísti tibi»,
20tamen introíbit ad progéniem patrum suórum,*
  qui in ætérnum non vidébunt lumen.
21Homo, cum in honóre esset, non intelléxit;†
  comparátus est iuméntis, quæ péreunt,*
  et símilis factus est illis.
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Thesaurizáte vobis thesáuros in cælo, dicit Dóminus.
Psalm 48 (49)
Build up treasure for yourselves in heaven, says the Lord.
Those who trust in themselves – this is the road they take.
  This is the end of those who boast.
Like sheep they go down into the underworld,
  and death is their shepherd.
They will fall headlong into the grave:
  their faces will be eaten away,
  and the underworld will be their dwelling-place.
But God will ransom my life;
  truly he will lift me from the grasp of the underworld.
Do not fear, when a man becomes rich
  and the glory of his house increases.
When he dies, he will not take it with him,
  his glory will not follow him down to the grave.
Even if he calls himself blessed,
  says “see how they praise me for my success,”
still he will join his fathers,
  cut off from light, for ever.
Though he be full of honour, yet he does not understand.
  He is like the beasts of burden, that die;
  he is like the beasts that perish.
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.
Build up treasure for yourselves in heaven, says the Lord.

Canticum
Apocalypse 4:11,5:9,10,12
Hymnus redemptorum
Dignus est Agnus, qui occísus est, accípere glóriam et honórem.
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.
Dignus est Agnus, qui occísus est, accípere glóriam et honórem.
CanticleApocalypse 4,5
The song of the redeemed
Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive glory and honour.
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.
Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive glory and honour.

Lectio brevis
James 2:14,17,18
Quid próderit, fratres mei, si fidem quis dicat se habére, ópera autem non hábeat? Numquid póterit fides salváre eum? Fides, si non hábeat ópera, mórtua est in semetípsa. Osténde mihi fidem tuam sine opéribus, et ego tibi osténdam ex opéribus meis fidem.
Short Reading
James 2:14,17,18 ©
Take the case, my brothers, of someone who has never done a single good act but claims that he has faith. Will that faith save him? Faith is like that: if good works do not go with it, it is quite dead. I will prove to you that I have faith by showing you my good deeds – now you prove to me that you have faith without any good deeds to show.

Responsorium breve
℣. Ego dixi: Dómine,* Miserére mei. Ego.
℟. Sana ánimam meam, quia peccávi tibi.* Miserére mei. Glória Patri. Ego.
Short Responsory
I said: ‘Lord, have mercy on me.’
I said: ‘Lord, have mercy on me.’
‘Heal my soul, for I have sinned against you.’
I said: ‘Lord, have mercy on me.’
Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit.
I said: ‘Lord, have mercy on me.’

Canticum
Exsultatio animæ in Domino
Omnes vos fratres estis; et patrem nolíte vocáre vobis super terram; unus est enim Pater vester, qui in cælis est; nec vocémini magístri, quia magíster vester unus est Christus.
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.
Omnes vos fratres estis; et patrem nolíte vocáre vobis super terram; unus est enim Pater vester, qui in cælis est; nec vocémini magístri, quia magíster vester unus est Christus.
CanticleMagnificat
My soul rejoices in the Lord
You are all brothers. Do not call any man on earth your father, since you have only one Father, and he is in heaven. Nor must you be called teachers, because you have only one Teacher, the 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.
You are all brothers. Do not call any man on earth your father, since you have only one Father, and he is in heaven. Nor must you be called teachers, because you have only one Teacher, the Christ.

Preces
Dóminum Iesum, qui exaltátus in cruce ómnia ad se traxit, magnificémus et mente pia exorémus:
Trahe ad te univérsa, Dómine.
Dómine, lux, quæ e mystério crucis tuæ emánat, áttrahat omnes,
— ut te viam, veritátem et vitam agnóscant.
Da cunctis te sitiéntibus aquam vivam,
— ne sítiant in ætérnum.
Doctrinárum et ártium cultóres illúmina,
— ut hómines regno tuo effíciant aptióres.
Move omnes, qui ob peccáta et scándala a te discessérunt,
— ut rédeant ad te et in dilectióne tua permáneant.
Omnes defúnctos nostros in cæléstes sedes admítte,
— ut cum Beáta María Vírgine sanctísque ómnibus collæténtur.
Prayers and intercessions
When the Lord Jesus was lifted up on the cross, he drew all things to himself. Let us glorify him in our prayer.
Lord, draw all men to yourself.
Lord, may your cross light up the darkness of the world;
  may it lead every man to you, the way, the truth and the life.
Lord, draw all men to yourself.
Give the true and living water to all who thirst for you;
  let it well up to eternal life.
Lord, draw all men to yourself.
Shed the light of your knowledge on scientists and artists;
  let their work make men more open to the coming of your kingdom.
Lord, draw all men to yourself.
Look on those who no longer walk with you because of scandal or sin;
  may they return to you and remain in your love.
Lord, draw all men to yourself.
Grant our dead a place in heaven;
  let them share the happiness of Mary and the saints.
Lord, draw all men to yourself.

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.

Custódi, Dómine, quǽsumus, Ecclésiam tuam propitiatióne perpétua et, quia sine te lábitur humána mortálitas, tuis semper auxíliis et abstrahátur a nóxiis et ad salutária dirigátur. Per Dóminum.
Watch over your Church, Lord, with unfailing compassion,
  and since, left to ourselves, we are prone to evil,
by your grace turn us away from all that is harmful
  and direct us into the way of salvation.
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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