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Thursday 24 May 2018    (other days)
Our Lord Jesus the Eternal High Priest 
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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
Magnæ Deus poténtiæ,
qui ex aquis ortum genus
partim remíttis gúrgiti,
partim levas in áera,
Demérsa lymphis ímprimens,
subvécta cælis írrogans,
ut, stirpe una pródita,
divérsa répleant loca:
Largíre cunctis sérvulis,
quos mundat unda sánguinis,
nescíre lapsus críminum
nec ferre mortis tǽdium,
Ut culpa nullum déprimat,
nullum levet iactántia,
elísa mens ne cóncidat,
eláta mens ne córruat.
Præsta, Pater piíssime,
Patríque compar Unice,
cum Spíritu Paráclito
regnans per omne sǽculum. Amen.
Hymn
O Christ, High Priest for evermore
of your eternal covenant, our hymns
and prayers are rightly yours:
we sing you songs of thankful love.
Proceeding from the Father’s throne,
and moved with pity for our sin,
you came, obedient, weak, and poor,
incarnate in the Virgin’s womb.
You came destroying ancient sin,
preparing all for light and grace;
the Father and the Paraclete
anointed you as Priest and King.
Unique, unblemished sacrifice,
you shed your blood for love of us;
in love you grant your children now
to glory in the Father’s peace.
You give yourself eternally,
our altars’ saving sacrifice,
the perfect One enthroned on high,
obtaining mercy for us all.
All praise to you, O Christ, High Priest
who live and reign and sacrifice,
and glory to the Father be
for endless ages still to come.
Amen.

Ps 109:1-5,7
Messias rex et sacerdos

Oportet illum regnare, donec ponat omnes inimicos sub pedibus eius” (1 Cor 15, 25).

Sancti tui exsúltent, Dómine, intrántes in tabernáculum tuum.
1Dixit Dóminus Dómino meo:*
  «Sede a dextris meis,
donec ponam inimícos tuos*
  scabéllum pedum tuórum».
2Virgam poténtiæ tuæ emíttet Dóminus ex Sion:*
  domináre in médio inimicórum tuórum.
3Tecum principátus in die virtútis tuæ,†
  in splendóribus sanctis,*
  ex útero ante lucíferum génui te.
4Iurávit Dóminus et non pænitébit eum:*
  «Tu es sacérdos in ætérnum secúndum órdinem Melchísedech».
5Dóminus a dextris tuis,*
  conquassábit in die iræ suæ reges.
7De torrénte in via bibet,*
proptérea exaltábit caput.
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Sancti tui exsúltent, Dómine, intrántes in tabernáculum tuum.
Psalm 109 (110)
The Messiah, king and priest
The Lord has sworn an oath, and he will not change: You are a priest for ever.
The Lord has said to my lord:
  “Sit at my right hand
  while I make your enemies your footstool.”
From Zion the Lord will give you a sceptre,
  and you will rule in the midst of your foes.
Royal power is yours in the day of your strength,
  among the sacred splendours.
  Before the dawn, I begot you from the womb.
The Lord has sworn, and he will not repent:
  “You are a priest for ever,
  a priest of the priesthood of Melchisedech.”
The Lord is at your right hand,
  and on the day of his anger he will shatter kings.
He will drink from the stream as he goes –
  he will hold his head high.
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 has sworn an oath, and he will not change: You are a priest for ever.

Ps 110:1-10
Magna opera Domini

Magna et mirabilia opera tua, Domine Deus omnipotens” (Ap 15, 3).

Elégit Dóminus Sion in habitatiónem sibi.
1Confitébor Dómino in toto corde meo,*
  in consílio iustórum et congregatióne.
2Magna ópera Dómini,*
  exquirénda ómnibus, qui cúpiunt ea.
3Decor et magnificéntia opus eius,*
  et iustítia eius manet in sǽculum sǽculi.
4Memóriam fecit mirabílium suórum,*
  miséricors et miserátor Dóminus.
5Escam dedit timéntibus se;*
  memor erit in sǽculum testaménti sui.
6Virtútem óperum suórum annuntiávit pópulo suo,†
  ut det illis hereditátem géntium;*
  7ópera mánuum eius véritas et iudícium.
Fidélia ómnia mandáta eius,†
  8confirmáta in sǽculum sǽculi,*
  facta in veritáte et æquitáte.
9Redemptiónem misit pópulo suo,*
  mandávit in ætérnum testaméntum suum.
Sanctum et terríbile nomen eius.*
  10Inítium sapiéntiæ timor Dómini,
intelléctus bonus ómnibus faciéntibus ea;*
  laudátio eius manet in sǽculum sǽculi.
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Elégit Dóminus Sion in habitatiónem sibi.
Psalm 110 (111)
Great are the works of the Lord
God, who is rich in mercy, has brought us to life together in Christ.
I will give thanks to the Lord with all my heart
  in the council of the upright and the assembly.
Great are the works of the Lord,
  to be studied by all who delight in them.
His works are splendour and majesty,
  his righteousness lasts for ever and ever.
He gives us a record of the wonders he has worked,
  the Lord, the kind and compassionate.
He gives food to those who fear him:
  for all ages he will remember his covenant.
He has shown to his people the power of his deeds,
  he has given them the inheritance of the nations.
Steadfastness and justice
  are the works of the Lord.
All his precepts are to be trusted,
  they stand firm for ever and ever:
  they were laid down in faithfulness and justice.
He has sent deliverance to his people;
  he has set up his covenant for ever.
Holy is his name, and much to be feared.
  The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.
To those who fear him comes true understanding,
  and his praise endures for ever and 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.
God, who is rich in mercy, has brought us to life together in Christ.

Canticumcf. Col 1:12-20
Christus primogenitus omnis creaturæ et primogenitus ex mortuis
Dedit ei Dóminus potestátem et honórem et regnum, et omnes pópuli ipsi sérvient.
12Grátias agámus Deo Patri,*
  qui idóneos nos fecit in partem sortis sanctórum in lúmine;
13qui erípuit nos de potestáte tenebrárum*
  et tránstulit in regnum Fílii dilectiónis suæ,
14in quo habémus redemptiónem,*
  remissiónem peccatórum;
15qui est imágo Dei invisíbilis,*
  primogénitus omnis creatúræ,
16quia in ipso cóndita sunt univérsa†
  in cælis et in terra,*
  visibília et invisibília,
sive throni sive dominatiónes*
  sive principátus sive potestátes.
Omnia per ipsum et in ipsum creáta sunt,†
  17et ipse est ante ómnia,*
  et ómnia in ipso constant.
18Et ipse est caput córporis ecclésiæ;†
  qui est princípium, primogénitus ex mórtuis,*
  ut sit in ómnibus ipse primátum tenens,
19quia in ipso complácuit omnem plenitúdinem habitáre*
  20et per eum reconciliáre ómnia in ipsum,
pacíficans per sánguinem crucis eius,*
  sive quæ in terris sive quæ in cælis sunt.
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Dedit ei Dóminus potestátem et honórem et regnum, et omnes pópuli ipsi sérvient.
Canticle(Colossians 1)
Christ, firstborn of all creatures and firstborn from the dead
Christ is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation.
Let us give thanks to God the Father,
  who has made us worthy to share in the light that is the saints’ inheritance.
He has rescued us from the power of the shadows
  and brought us to the kingdom of his beloved Son,
in whom we have redemption
  and the forgiveness of sins.
He is the image of the invisible God,
  the first-born of all creation,
for in him all things were created,
  in heaven and on earth,
  visible and invisible,
thrones and dominations,
  principalities and powers.
All things were created through him and for him:
  he is before all things,
  and in him all things hold together.
And he is the head of the body, the Church.
  He is the beginning, the first-born from the dead,
  and so he is pre-eminent above all.
For it was the Father’s will that the fullness of God should dwell in him,
  and that through him all things should be reconciled to himself.
Through the blood of the Cross he brought peace to all things,
  both on Earth and in the heavens.
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.
Christ is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation.

Lectio brevisHebr 10:19-23
Habéntes ítaque, fratres, fidúciam in intróitu sanctórum in sánguine Iesu, quam initiávit nobis viam novam et vivéntem per velámen, id est carnem suam, et sacerdótem magnum super domum Dei, accedámus cum vero corde in plenitúdine fídei, aspérsi corda a consciéntia mala et ablúti corpus aqua munda, teneámus spei confessiónem indeclinábilem, fidélis enim est, qui repromísit.
Short Reading
Hebrews 10:19-23 ©
Through the blood of Jesus we have the right to enter the sanctuary, by a new way which he has opened for us, a living opening through the curtain, that is to say, his body. And we have the supreme high priest over all the house of God. So as we go in, let us be sincere in heart and filled with faith, our minds sprinkled and free from any trace of bad conscience and our bodies washed with pure water. Let us keep firm in the hope we profess, because the one who made the promise is faithful.

Responsorium breve
℣. Cibávit nos Dóminus* Ex ádipe fruménti. Cibávit.
℟. Et de petra melle saturávit nos.* Ex ádipe fruménti. Glória Patri. Cibávit.
Short Responsory
Let us have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.
Let us have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.
And we rejoice in the hope of the glory of the children of God.
Let us have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.
Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit.
Let us have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.

Canticum
Exsultatio animæ in Domino
Depósuit Dóminus poténtes de sede et exaltávit húmiles.
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.
Depósuit Dóminus poténtes de sede et exaltávit húmiles.
CanticleMagnificat
My soul rejoices in the Lord
The Lord brought down the mighty from their seats, and raised up the lowly.
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.
The Lord brought down the mighty from their seats, and raised up the lowly.

Preces
Christum, pastórem, adiutórem et consolatórem pópuli sui, devótis méntibus deprecémur:
Deus, refúgium nostrum, exáudi nos.
Benedíctus es, Dómine, qui nos ad tuam sanctam Ecclésiam vocáre dignátus es:
  in ea iúgiter nos consérva.
Deus, refúgium nostrum, exáudi nos.
Tu, qui sollicitúdinem ómnium ecclesiárum Papæ nostro N. tradidísti,
  fidem indeficiéntem, spem vivam, atténtam illi tríbue caritátem.
Deus, refúgium nostrum, exáudi nos.
Da peccatóribus conversiónem lapsísque virtútem:
  ómnibus pæniténtiam et salútem concéde.
Deus, refúgium nostrum, exáudi nos.
Tu, qui in regióne aliéna habitáre voluísti,
  meménto illórum, qui procul a família et pátria degunt.
Deus, refúgium nostrum, exáudi nos.
Omnibus defúnctis, qui in te speravérunt,
  pacem tríbue sempitérnam.
Deus, refúgium nostrum, exáudi nos.
Prayers and intercessions
Through Christ, let us pour forth our prayers to God the Father, who directs all things by his will and blesses all who trust in him.
With confidence we ask that you hear us.
Christ, Word of the Father,
  place on our lips the prayer we are about to offer.
With confidence we ask that you hear us.
Christ our Priest, Bread of Life,
  grant your chosen ones to live the gift of their own priesthood, as they bring their self-oblation to perfection in you.
With confidence we ask that you hear us.
Christ in glory, always interceding for us with the Father,
  keep us faithful in prayer, lest laborers should be lacking for your harvest.
With confidence we ask that you hear us.
Christ the Lord, sent by the Father,
  grant that in you all may find life and the way of the Kingdom.
With confidence we ask that you hear us.
Christ, Son of the living God, who by your death have conquered death,
  grant that the ultimate self-offering of our dead may bring them eternal joy in glory.
With confidence we ask that you hear 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.

Grátias tibi, Dómine, transácto diéi cursu, deférimus, tuámque misericórdiam súpplices implorámus, ut, quæ per fragilitátem carnis contráximus, benígnus ignóscas.
Per Dóminum nostrum Iesum Christum, Fílium tuum,
qui tecum vivit et regnat in unitáte Spíritus Sancti, Deus,
per ómnia sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
O God, who for the glory of your majesty and the salvation of the human race
  made your Only-Begotten Son the Eternal High Priest,
grant that, through the outpouring of the Holy Spirit,
  those whom he has chosen as ministers and stewards of his mysteries
  may be found faithful in carrying out the ministry they have received.
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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