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Friday 3 July 2015    (other days)
Saint Thomas, Apostle
Feast

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
Exsúltet cælum láudibus,
resúltet terra gáudiis:
Apostolórum glóriam
sacra canunt sollémnia.
Vos, sæcli iusti iúdices
et vera mundi lúmina,
votis precámur córdium,
audíte preces súpplicum.
Qui cælum verbo cláuditis
serásque eius sólvitis,
nos a peccátis ómnibus
sólvite iussu, quǽsumus.
Quorum præcépto súbditur
salus et languor ómnium,
sanáte ægros móribus,
nos reddéntes virtútibus,
Ut, cum iudex advénerit
Christus in fine sǽculi,
nos sempitérni gáudii
fáciat esse cómpotes.
Deo sint laudes glóriæ,
qui dat nos evangélicis
per vos doctrínis ínstrui
et prósequi cæléstia. Amen.
Hymn
Now let the heavens with joy resound,
And earth the chant re-echo round;
Nor heaven nor earth too high can raise
The great Apostles’ glorious praise.
Theirs was the steadfast faith of saints,
The unconquered hope that never faints,
The perfect love of Christ to know,
That lays the praise of this world low.
In them the Father’s glory shone,
In them the Spirit’s will was done;
The Son’s glad praise to them is given,
With joy resound the courts of heaven.
To thee, Redeemer, now we cry,
That with this glorious band on high,
Through endless ages, by thy grace,
Thy servants also may have place.

Ps 115:10-19
Gratiarum actio in templo
Per ipsum (Christum) offeramus hostiam laudis semper Deo” (Hebr 13, 15).
Dicit Thomas: Dómine, nescímus quo vadis, et quómodo póssumus viam scire? Dicit ei Iesus: Ego sum via, véritas et vita.
10Crédidi, étiam cum locútus sum:*
  «Ego humiliátus sum nimis».
11Ego dixi in trepidatióne mea:*
  «Omnis homo mendax».
12Quid retríbuam Dómino*
  pro ómnibus, quæ retríbuit mihi?
13Cálicem salutáris accípiam*
  et nomen Dómini invocábo.
14Vota mea Dómino reddam*
  coram omni pópulo eius.
15Pretiósa in conspéctu Dómini*
  mors sanctórum eius.
16O Dómine, ego servus tuus,*
  ego servus tuus et fílius ancíllæ tuæ.
Dirupísti víncula mea:†
  17tibi sacrificábo hóstiam laudis*
  et nomen Dómini invocábo.
18Vota mea Dómino reddam*
  coram omni pópulo eius,
19in átriis domus Dómini,*
  in médio tui, Ierúsalem.
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Dicit Thomas: Dómine, nescímus quo vadis, et quómodo póssumus viam scire? Dicit ei Iesus: Ego sum via, véritas et vita.
Psalm 115 (116B)
Thanksgiving in the Temple
Thomas said, ‘Lord, we do not know where you are going, so how can we know the way?’ Jesus said to him, ‘I am the way, the truth and the life.’
Still I trusted, even when I said
  “I am greatly afflicted,”
when I said in my terror,
  “all men are liars.”
How shall I repay the Lord
  for all he has done for me?
I will take up the cup of salvation
  and call on the name of the Lord.
I will fulfil my vows to the Lord
  before all his people.
Precious in the sight of the Lord
  is the death of his faithful.
O Lord, I am your servant,
  your maidservant’s son.
You have torn apart my chains:
  I will make you a sacrifice of praise,
  I will call on the name of the Lord.
I will fulfil my vows to the Lord
  before all his people,
in the courts of the house of the Lord,
  within your walls, Jerusalem.
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.
Thomas said, ‘Lord, we do not know where you are going, so how can we know the way?’ Jesus said to him, ‘I am the way, the truth and the life.’

Ps 125:1-6
Gaudium et spes in Deo
Sicuti socii passionum estis, sic eritis et consolationis” (2 Cor 1, 7).
Thomas, qui dícitur Dídymus, non erat cum eis quando venit Iesus; dixérunt álii discípuli: Vídimus Dóminum, allelúia.
1In converténdo Dóminus captivitátem Sion,*
  facti sumus quasi somniántes.
2Tunc replétum est gáudio os nostrum,*
  et lingua nostra exsultatióne.
Tunc dicébant inter gentes:*
  «Magnificávit Dóminus fácere cum eis».
5Magnificávit Dóminus fácere nobíscum;*
  facti sumus lætántes.
4Convérte, Dómine, captivitátem nostram,*
  sicut torréntes in austro.
5Qui séminant in lácrimis,*
  in exsultatióne metent.
6Eúntes ibant et flebant*
  semen spargéndum portántes;
veniéntes autem vénient in exsultatióne*
  portántes manípulos suos.
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Thomas, qui dícitur Dídymus, non erat cum eis quando venit Iesus; dixérunt álii discípuli: Vídimus Dóminum, allelúia.
Psalm 125 (126)
Gladness and hope in the Lord
Thomas, called the Twin, was not with them when Jesus came. The other disciples said to him, ‘We have seen the Lord, alleluia.’
When the Lord gave Zion back her captives, we became like dreamers.
Our mouths were filled with gladness and our voices cried in exultation.
Among the Gentiles they were saying,
  “By his deeds the Lord has shown himself great.”
The Lord’s deeds showed forth his greatness,
  and filled us with rejoicing.
Give us back our captives, O Lord,
  as you renew the dry streams in the desolate South.
Those who sow in tears will rejoice at the harvest.
They wept as they went, went with seed for the sowing;
but with joy they will come, come bearing the sheaves.
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.
Thomas, called the Twin, was not with them when Jesus came. The other disciples said to him, ‘We have seen the Lord, alleluia.’

Canticumcf. Ep1:3-10
De Deo salvatore
Mitte manum tuam et cognósce loca clavórum et noli esse incrédulus sed fidélis, allelúia.
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.
Mitte manum tuam et cognósce loca clavórum et noli esse incrédulus sed fidélis, allelúia.
CanticleEphesians 1
God the Saviour
Put your hands here and see the holes that the nails made. Doubt no longer, but believe. Alleluia.
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.
Put your hands here and see the holes that the nails made. Doubt no longer, but believe. Alleluia.

Lectio brevisEph 4:11-13
Christus dedit quosdam quidem apóstolos, quosdam autem prophétas, álios vero evangelístas, álios autem pastóres et doctóres ad instructiónem sanctórum in opus ministérii, in ædificatiónem córporis Christi, donec occurrámus omnes in unitátem fídei et agnitiónis Fílii Dei, in virum perféctum, in mensúram ætátis plenitúdinis Christi.
Short Reading
Ephesians 4:11-13 ©
To some, his gift was that they should be apostles; to some, prophets; to some, evangelists; to some, pastors and teachers; so that the saints together make a unity in the work of service, building up the body of Christ. In this way we are all to come to unity in our faith and in our knowledge of the Son of God, until we become the perfect Man, fully mature with the fullness of Christ himself.

Responsorium breve
℣. Annuntiáte inter gentes* Glóriam Dómini. Annuntiáte.
℟. In ómnibus pópulis mirabília eius.* Glóriam Dómini. Glória Patri. Annuntiáte.
Short Responsory
Tell of the glory of the Lord; announce it among the nations.
Tell of the glory of the Lord; announce it among the nations.
Speak of his wonderful deeds to all the peoples.
Tell of the glory of the Lord; announce it among the nations.
Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit.
Tell of the glory of the Lord; announce it among the nations.

Canticum
Exsultatio animæ in Domino
Misi dígitos meos in fixúras clavórum et manus meas in latus eius et dixi: Dóminus meus et Deus meus, allelúia.
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.
Misi dígitos meos in fixúras clavórum et manus meas in latus eius et dixi: Dóminus meus et Deus meus, allelúia.
CanticleMagnificat
My soul rejoices in the Lord
I put my fingers into the holes the nails made in his hands; I put my hand into his side; I said, ‘My Lord and my God.’ Alleluia.
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.
I put my fingers into the holes the nails made in his hands; I put my hand into his side; I said, ‘My Lord and my God.’ Alleluia.

Preces
Superædificáti, fratres, super fundaméntum Apostolórum, orémus Patrem omnipoténtem pro pópulo sancto eius dicéntes:
Recordáre Ecclésiæ tuæ, Dómine.
Pater, qui voluísti Fílium tuum, a mórtuis suscitátum, prius Apóstolis fíeri maniféstum,
— præsta, ut eius testes simus usque ad últimum terræ.
Qui Fílium tuum misísti in mundum evangelizáre paupéribus,
— da, ut omni creatúræ Evangélium prædicémus.
Qui tuum misísti Fílium semináre semen verbi,
— concéde, ut, verbum seminántes cum labóre, fruges metámus in gáudio.
Qui Fílium tuum misísti reconciliáre tibi mundum per sánguinem suum,
— tríbue, ut ad reconciliatiónem omnes cooperémur.
Qui Fílium tuum ad déxteram tuam in cæléstibus constituísti,
— defúnctos in regnum beatitúdinis admítte.
Prayers and intercessions
Since we are part of a building that has the apostles for its foundation, let us pray to the Father for his holy people.
Lord, remember your Church.
Father, when your Son rose from the dead, you showed him first to the apostles;
  let us make him known, near and far.
Lord, remember your Church.
You sent your Son into the world to proclaim the good news to the poor:
  grant that we may bring his gospel into the darkness of men’s lives.
Lord, remember your Church.
You sent your Son to plant in men’s hearts the seed of imperishable life;
  may we labour to sow his word and reap a harvest of joy.
Lord, remember your Church.
You sent your Son to reconcile the world with yourself by the shedding of his blood;
  let us become his fellow workers in restoring men to your friendship.
Lord, remember your Church.
You placed your Son at your own right hand in heaven;
  receive the dead into the happiness of your kingdom.
Lord, remember your Church.

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.

Da nobis, omnípotens Deus, beáti Thomæ apóstoli festivitáte gloriári, ut eius semper et patrocíniis sublevémur et vitam credéntes habeámus in nómine eius, quem ipse Dóminum agnóvit, Iesum Christum Fílium tuum. Qui tecum vivit.
Father, let our celebration of the feast of Saint Thomas the Apostle
  be the source of his unfailing help and protection.
Fill us with your life-giving grace
  through faith in your Son, Jesus,
  whom Thomas acknowledged to be his Lord and God.
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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