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Saturday 29 April 2017    (other days)
Saint Catherine of Siena, Virgin, Doctor 
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
Ad cenam Agni próvidi,
stolis salútis cándidi,
post tránsitum maris Rubri
Christo canámus príncipi.
Cuius corpus sanctíssimum
in ara crucis tórridum,
sed et cruórem róseum
gustándo, Deo vívimus.
Protécti paschæ véspero
a devastánte ángelo,
de Pharaónis áspero
sumus erépti império.
Iam pascha nostrum Christus est,
agnus occísus ínnocens;
sinceritátis ázyma
qui carnem suam óbtulit.
O vera, digna hóstia,
per quam frangúntur tártara,
captíva plebs redímitur,
reddúntur vitæ prǽmia!
Consúrgit Christus túmulo,
victor redit de bárathro,
tyránnum trudens vínculo
et paradísum réserans.
Esto perénne méntibus
paschále, Iesu, gáudium
et nos renátos grátiæ
tuis triúmphis ággrega.
Iesu, tibi sit glória,
qui morte victa prǽnites,
cum Patre et almo Spíritu,
in sempitérna sǽcula.
Amen.
Hymn
The Lamb’s high banquet we await,
In snow-white robes of royal state;
And now, the Red Sea’s channel past,
To Christ our Prince we sing at last.
Upon the altar of the Cross
His body hath redeemed our loss;
And tasting of his scarlet blood,
Our life is hid with him in God.
Now Christ our paschal Lamb is slain,
The Lamb of God that knows no stain,
The true oblation offered here,
Our own unleavened bread sincere.
O thou, from whom hell’s monarch flies,
O great, O very Sacrifice,
Thy captive people are set free,
And endless life restored in thee.
To thee who, dead, again dost live,
All glory, Lord, thy people give:
All glory, as is ever meet,
To Father and to Paraclete.

Ps 112:1-9
Laudabile nomen Domini

Deposuit potentes de sede et exaltavit humiles” (Lc 1, 52).

Excélsus super omnes cælos Deus, suscitávit a terra ínopem, allelúia.
1Laudáte, púeri Dómini,*
  laudáte nomen Dómini.
2Sit nomen Dómini benedíctum*
  ex hoc nunc et usque in sǽculum.
3A solis ortu usque ad occásum*
  laudábile nomen Dómini.
4Excélsus super omnes gentes Dóminus,*
  super cælos glória eius.
5Quis sicut Dóminus Deus noster, qui in altis hábitat*
  6et se inclínat, ut respíciat in cælum et in terram?
7Súscitans de terra ínopem,*
  de stércore érigens páuperem,
8ut cóllocet eum cum princípibus,*
  cum princípibus pópuli sui.
9Qui habitáre facit stérilem in domo,*
  matrem filiórum lætántem.
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Excélsus super omnes cælos Deus, suscitávit a terra ínopem, allelúia.
Psalm 112 (113)
Praise of the Lord's name
The Lord God is high above the heavens; and from the dust he lifts up the lowly, alleluia.
Praise, servants of the Lord,
  praise the name of the Lord.
Let the Lord’s name be blessed,
  now and for ever.
From the sun’s rising to its setting,
  the Lord’s name is to be praised.
The Lord is high over all peoples,
  his glory is above the heavens.
Who is like the Lord our God, who lives on high,
  who bends down to watch over heaven and earth?
He raises the weak from the ground,
  the poor from the dunghill,
raises them among the princes,
  the princes of his people.
He gives the barren woman a household,
  makes her the happy mother of children.
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 God is high above the heavens; and from the dust he lifts up the lowly, alleluia.

Ps 115:10-19
Gratiarum actio in templo

Per ipsum (Christum) offeramus hostiam laudis semper Deo” (Hebr 13, 15).

Dirupísti, Dómine, víncula mea: tibi sacrificábo hóstiam laudis, allelúia.
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.
Dirupísti, Dómine, víncula mea: tibi sacrificábo hóstiam laudis, allelúia.
Psalm 115 (116B)
Thanksgiving in the Temple
You have loosened my bonds, Lord: a sacrifice of praise I will make to you, alleluia.
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.
You have loosened my bonds, Lord: a sacrifice of praise I will make to you, alleluia.

CanticumPhil2:6-11
De Christo, servo Dei
Fílius Dei dídicit ex iis quæ passus est obœdiéntiam et factus est ómnibus obtemperántibus sibi causa salútis ætérnæ, allelúia.
6Christus Iesus, cum in forma Dei esset,*
  non rapínam arbitrátus est esse se æquálem Deo,
7sed semetípsum exinanívit
  formam servi accípiens,†
  in similitúdinem hóminum factus;*
  et hábitu invéntus ut homo,
8humiliávit semetípsum†
  factus obœ́diens usque ad mortem,*
  mortem autem crucis.
9Propter quod et Deus illum exaltávit†
  et donávit illi nomen,*
  quod est super omne nomen,
10ut in nómine Iesu omne genu flectátur*
  cæléstium et terréstrium et infernórum
11et omnis lingua confiteátur:*
  «Dóminus Iesus Christus!»,
  in glóriam Dei Patris.
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Fílius Dei dídicit ex iis quæ passus est obœdiéntiam et factus est ómnibus obtemperántibus sibi causa salútis ætérnæ, allelúia.
CanticlePhilippians 2
Christ, God's servant
The Son of God learned to obey through suffering, and he became the source of eternal salvation for all those who obey him. Alleluia.
Jesus Christ, although he shared God’s nature,
  did not try to cling to his equality with God;
but emptied himself, took on the form of a slave,
  and became like a man:
not in appearance only,
  for he humbled himself by accepting death,
  even death on a cross.
For this, God has raised him high,
  and given him the name that is above every name,
so that at the name of Jesus every knee will bend,
  in heaven, on earth, and under the earth,
and every tongue will proclaim
  “Jesus Christ is Lord,”
  to the glory of God the Father.
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 Son of God learned to obey through suffering, and he became the source of eternal salvation for all those who obey him. Alleluia.

Lectio brevis1 Petr 2:9-10
Vos genus eléctum, regále sacerdótium, gens sancta, pópulus in acquisitiónem, ut virtútes annuntiétis eius, qui de ténebris vos vocávit in admirábile lumen suum; qui aliquándo non pópulus, nunc autem pópulus Dei; qui non consecúti misericórdiam nunc autem misericórdiam consecúti.
Short Reading1 Peter 2:9-10 ©
You are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a consecrated nation, a people set apart to sing the praises of God who called you out of the darkness into his wonderful light. Once you were not a people at all and now you are the People of God; once you were outside the mercy and now you have been given mercy.

Responsorium breve
℣. Gavísi sunt discípuli,* Allelúia, allelúia. Gavísi.
℟. Viso Dómino.* Allelúia, allelúia. Glória Patri. Gavísi.
Short Responsory
The disciples rejoiced, alleluia, alleluia.
The disciples rejoiced, alleluia, alleluia.
They saw the Lord, alleluia, alleluia.
The disciples rejoiced, alleluia, alleluia.
Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit.
The disciples rejoiced, alleluia, alleluia.

Canticum
Exsultatio animæ in Domino
Mane nobíscum, quóniam advesperáscit et inclináta est iam dies, 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 sǽcula.
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Mane nobíscum, quóniam advesperáscit et inclináta est iam dies, allelúia.
CanticleMagnificat
My soul rejoices in the Lord
Stay with us, Lord, for evening is approaching and the day is almost over, 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.
Stay with us, Lord, for evening is approaching and the day is almost over, alleluia.

Preces
Christum invocántes, vitam et resurrectiónem nostram, fidénter clamémus:
Fili Dei vivi, tuére pópulum tuum.
Orámus te, Christe, pro Ecclésia tua cathólica;
  sanctífica eam, ut regnum tuum instaurétur in géntibus.
Fili Dei vivi, tuére pópulum tuum.
Implorámus te pro iis qui morbo, luctu, servitúte et exsílio premúntur,
  ut consolatiónem et auxílium obtíneant.
Fili Dei vivi, tuére pópulum tuum.
Orámus pro errántibus a viis tuis,
  ut grátiam véniæ tuæ cum gáudio vitæ novæ percípiant.
Fili Dei vivi, tuére pópulum tuum.
Salvátor noster, qui crucifíxus es et resurrexísti et ventúrus es mundum iudicáre,
  propítius esto nobis peccatóribus.
Fili Dei vivi, tuére pópulum tuum.
Pro ómnibus in hoc sǽculo vivéntibus te precámur
  et pro cunctis, qui a nobis in spe resurrectiónis abiérunt.
Fili Dei vivi, tuére pópulum tuum.
Prayers and intercessions
Let us pray to Christ, our life and our resurrection.
Son of the living God, protect your people.
We pray for your Catholic Church:
  may she reveal among the nations your kingdom of justice and holiness.
Son of the living God, protect your people.
We pray for the sick, the sorrowful, captives and exiles:
  show them your power and compassion.
Son of the living God, protect your people.
We pray for those who have lost you in the maze of life:
  let them know once more the joy of coming home.
Son of the living God, protect your people.
Crucified and risen Saviour, you will come again in judgement:
  be merciful to us sinners.
Son of the living God, protect your people.
We pray for all the living,
  and for those who have left this world in the hope of the resurrection.
Son of the living God, protect your people.

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.

Semper exsúltet pópulus tuus, Deus, renováta ánimæ iuventúte, ut, qui nunc lætátur in adoptiónis se glóriam restitútum, resurrectiónis diem spe certæ gratulatiónis exspéctet.
Per Dóminum nostrum Iesum Christum, Fílium tuum,
qui tecum vivit et regnat in unitáte Spíritus Sancti, Deus,
per ómnia sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Lord God,
  grant your people constant joy
  in the renewed vigour of their souls.
They rejoice because you have restored them
  to the glory of your adopted children:
let them look forward gladly
  in the certain hope of resurrection.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
  who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
  one God, for ever and ever.

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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