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Tuesday 18 December 2018    (other days)
18 December 
 (optional commemoration of Saint Flannan, Bishop)

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
Magnis prophétæ vócibus
veníre Christum núntiant,
lætæ salútis prǽvia,
qua nos redémit, grátia.
Hinc mane nostrum prómicat
et corda læta exǽstuant,
cum vox fidélis pérsonat
prænuntiátrix glóriæ.
Advéntus hic primus fuit,
puníre quo non sǽculum
venit, sed ulcus térgere,
salvándo quod períerat.
At nos secúndus prǽmonet
adésse Christum iánuis,
sanctis corónas réddere
cælíque regna pándere.
Ætérna lux promíttitur
sidúsque salvans prómitur;
iam nos iubar præfúlgidum
ad ius vocat cæléstium.
Te, Christe, solum quǽrimus
vidére, sicut es Deus,
ut perpes hæc sit vísio
perénne laudis cánticum.
Amen.
Hymn
O come, O come, Emmanuel,
And ransom captive Israel,
That mourns in lonely exile here
Until the Son of God appear.
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Shall come to you, O Israel!
O come, now Wisdom from on high,
Who orders all things mightily;
To us the path of knowledge show,
And teach us in her ways to go.
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Shall come to you, O Israel!
O come, O come, now Lord of might,
Who to your tribes on Sinai’s height
In ancient times you gave the law,
In cloud, and majesty, and awe.
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Shall come to you, O Israel!

Ps 84:2-14
Propinqua est salus nostra

In terram delapso Salvatore nostro, benedixit Deus terram suam” (Origenes).

Egrediétur Dóminus de loco sancto suo; véniet, ut salvet pópulum suum.
2Complacuísti tibi, Dómine, in terra tua,*
  convertísti captivitátem Iacob.
3Remisísti iniquitátem plebis tuæ,*
  operuísti ómnia peccáta eórum.
4Contraxísti omnem iram tuam,*
  revertísti a furóre indignatiónis tuæ.
5Convérte nos, Deus, salutáris noster,*
  et avérte iram tuam a nobis.
6Numquid in ætérnum irascéris nobis*
  aut exténdes iram tuam a generatióne in generatiónem?
7Nonne tu convérsus vivificábis nos,*
  et plebs tua lætábitur in te?
8Osténde nobis, Dómine, misericórdiam tuam*
  et salutáre tuum da nobis.
9Audiam, quid loquátur Dóminus Deus,†
  quóniam loquétur pacem ad plebem suam et sanctos suos*
  et ad eos, qui convertúntur corde.
10Vere prope timéntes eum salutáre ipsíus,*
  ut inhábitet glória in terra nostra.
11Misericórdia et véritas obviavérunt sibi,*
  iustítia et pax osculátæ sunt.
12Véritas de terra orta est,*
  et iustítia de cælo prospéxit.
13Etenim Dóminus dabit benignitátem,*
  et terra nostra dabit fructum suum.
14Iustítia ante eum ambulábit,*
  et ponet in via gressus suos.
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Egrediétur Dóminus de loco sancto suo; véniet, ut salvet pópulum suum.
Psalm 84 (85)
Our salvation is very near
The Lord will come out from his holy place: he will come to save his people.
You looked kindly, O Lord, on your land:
  you ended the captivity of Jacob.
You forgave your people’s unrighteousness
  and covered over their sins.
You reined back all of your anger
  and renounced your indignant fury.
Rescue us, God, our saviour,
  and turn your anger away from us.
Do not be angry for ever
 – or will you let your wrath last from one generation to the next?
Surely you will turn round and give us life
 – so that your people can rejoice in you?
Show us, Lord, your kindness
  and give us your salvation.
I will listen to whatever the Lord God tells me,
  for he will speak peace to his people and his chosen ones,
  and to those who repent in their hearts.
Truly his salvation is close to those who fear him,
  so that glory may dwell in our land.
Kindness and faithfulness have met together,
  justice and peace have kissed.
Faithfulness has sprung from the earth,
  and justice has looked down from heaven.
Truly the Lord will give generously,
  and our land will be fruitful.
Justice will walk before him
  and place its footsteps on his path.
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 will come out from his holy place: he will come to save his people.

Canticum
Is 26:1-4,7-9,12
Hymnus post victoriam de hostibus

Murus civitatis habet fundamenta duodecim” (Cf. Ap 21, 14).

Urbs fortitúdinis nostræ Sion, Salvátor ponétur in ea murus et antemurále; aperíte portas, quia nobíscum Deus, allelúia.
1Urbs fortis nobis in salútem;*
  pósuit muros et antemurále.
2Aperíte portas, et ingrediátur gens iusta,*
  quæ servat fidem.
3Propósitum eius est firmum;*
  servábis pacem, quia in te sperávit.
4Speráte in Dóminum in sǽculis ætérnis,*
  Dóminus est petra ætérna.
7Sémita iusti recta est;*
  rectum callem iusti complánas.
8Et in sémita iudiciórum tuórum, Dómine, sperávimus in te;*
  ad nomen tuum et ad memoriále tuum desidérium ánimæ.
9Anima mea desíderat te in nocte,*
  sed et spíritu meo in præcórdiis meis te quæro.
Cum resplendúerint iudícia tua in terra,*
  iustítiam discent habitatóres orbis.
12Dómine, dabis pacem nobis;*
  ómnia enim ópera nostra operátus es nobis.
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Urbs fortitúdinis nostræ Sion, Salvátor ponétur in ea murus et antemurále; aperíte portas, quia nobíscum Deus, allelúia.
CanticleIsaiah 26
Thanksgiving for victory
We have a strong city. The Saviour will set up wall and rampart to guard it: open the gates, for God is with us. Alleluia.
The city is ours,
  with its walls and ramparts,
  a refuge and stronghold.
Open the gates, let the just people enter,
  the nation that keeps faith.
The agreement is made: you will keep peace,
  for peace is entrusted to you.
Trust in the Lord for all ages,
  for the Lord is your strength for ever.
The way of the just is straight;
  you smooth the straight path of the just.
As we follow the path of your judgements,
  we put all our trust in you, Lord.
Our soul’s one desire
  is your name and your memory.
My soul longs for you at night,
  my desire for you leaves me breathless.
When your judgements shine out on the earth –
  then the peoples of the world will know your justice.
Lord, you will give us peace,
  for all you have done, you did for 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.
We have a strong city. The Saviour will set up wall and rampart to guard it: open the gates, for God is with us. Alleluia.

Ps 66 (67)
Omnes gentes Domino confiteantur

Notum sit vobis quoniam gentibus missum est hoc salutare Dei” (Act 28, 28).

Ut cognoscámus, Dómine, in terra viam tuam, in ómnibus géntibus salutáre tuum.
2Deus misereátur nostri et benedícat nobis;*
  illúminet vultum suum super nos,
3ut cognoscátur in terra via tua,*
  in ómnibus géntibus salutáre tuum.
4Confiteántur tibi pópuli, Deus;*
  confiteántur tibi pópuli omnes.
5Læténtur et exsúltent gentes,†
  quóniam iúdicas pópulos in æquitáte*
  et gentes in terra dírigis.
6Confiteántur tibi pópuli, Deus,*
  confiteántur tibi pópuli omnes.
7Terra dedit fructum suum;*
  benedícat nos Deus, Deus noster,
8benedícat nos Deus,*
  et métuant eum omnes fines terræ.
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Ut cognoscámus, Dómine, in terra viam tuam, in ómnibus géntibus salutáre tuum.
Psalm 66 (67)
All peoples, praise the Lord
Let us know your way on earth, Lord: let all the peoples know your saving power.
O God, take pity on us and bless us,
  and let your face shine upon us,
so that your ways may be known across the world,
  and all nations learn of your salvation.
Let the peoples praise you, O God,
  let all the peoples praise you.
Let the nations be glad and rejoice,
  for you judge the peoples with fairness
  and you guide the nations of the earth.
Let the peoples praise you, O God,
  let all the peoples praise you.
The earth has produced its harvest:
  may God, our God, bless us.
May God bless us,
  may the whole world revere him.
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.
Let us know your way on earth, Lord: let all the peoples know your saving power.

Lectio brevisRom 13:11-12
Hora est iam vos de somno súrgere, nunc enim própior est nobis salus quam cum credídimus. Nox procéssit, dies autem appropiávit. Abiciámus ergo ópera tenebrárum et induámur arma lucis.
Short ReadingRomans 13:11-12 ©
You know ‘the time’ has come: you must wake up now: our salvation is even nearer than it was when we were converted. The night is almost over, it will be daylight soon – let us give up all the things we prefer to do under cover of the dark; let us arm ourselves and appear in the light.

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
Vigiláte ánimo, in próximo est Dóminus Deus noster.
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.
Vigiláte ánimo, in próximo est Dóminus Deus noster.
CanticleBenedictus
The Messiah and his forerunner
Watch! The Lord is near.
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.
Watch! The Lord is near.

Preces
Dóminum Iesum Christum, fratres caríssimi, deprecémur, qui est iudex vivórum et mortuórum, eíque fidénter dicámus:
Veni, Dómine Iesu.
Christe Dómine, qui peccatóres salváre venísti,
  nos ab omni tentatiónum adversitáte defénde.
Veni, Dómine Iesu.
Qui ad iudícium maniféste ventúrus esse créderis,
  poténtiam tuæ salvatiónis in nobis osténde.
Veni, Dómine Iesu.
Da nobis legis tuæ præcépta virtúte Spíritus custodíre,
  ut advéntum tuum in caritáte præstolári possímus.
Veni, Dómine Iesu.
Tu, qui es benedíctus et vivis et ómnia regis, fac ut nos per misericórdiam tuam pie et sóbrie in hoc sǽculo vivámus,
  exspectántes beátam spem et advéntum magnificéntiæ tuæ.
Veni, Dómine Iesu.
Prayers and intercessions
It is time for us to wake out of our sleep: salvation is nearer to us now than when we first believed.
Father of light, we praise you!
Christ is coming, the day is near:
  in our Eucharist today let us look forward with hope and joy.
Father of light, we praise you!
As today we hear the scriptures, heralding the coming of your Son,
  may our minds and hearts be touched by your Word.
Father of light, we praise you!
As we receive the Body and Blood of your Son,
  may we be healed and refreshed by your love.
Father of light, we praise you!
United in one body, may we pursue the things that make for peace,
  and build up our life together until Christ comes.
Father of light, we praise you!

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.

Concéde, quǽsumus, omnípotens Deus, ut, qui sub peccáti iugo ex vetústa servitúte deprímimur, exspectáta Unigéniti tui nova nativitáte liberémur.
Per Dóminum nostrum Iesum Christum, Fílium tuum,
qui tecum vivit et regnat in unitáte Spíritus Sancti, Deus,
per ómnia sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
By the long-awaited coming of your new-born Son
  deliver us, Lord,
  from the age-old bondage of sin.
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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