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Monday 27 April 2015    (other days)
Saint Asicus, Bishop
 or Monday of the 4th week of Eastertide

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
Chorus novæ Ierúsalem
hymni novam dulcédinem
promat, colens cum sóbriis
paschále festum gáudiis,
Quo Christus invíctus leo,
dracóne surgens óbruto,
dum voce viva pérsonat,
a morte functos éxcitat.
Quam devorárat ímprobus,
prædam refúndit tártarus;
captivitáte líbera
Iesum sequúntur ágmina.
Triúmphat ille spléndide
et dignus amplitúdine,
soli políque pátriam
unam facit rem públicam.
Ipsum canéndo súpplices
Regem precémur mílites,
ut in suo claríssimo
nos órdinet palátio.
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
Light’s glittering morn bedecks the sky,
Heav’n thunders forth its victor cry:
The glad earth shouts her triumph high,
And groaning hell makes wild reply.
While he, the King of sovereign might,
Treads down death’s strength in death’s despite,
And trampling hell by victor’s right,
Brings forth his sleeping saints to light.
Fast barred beneath the stone of late,
In watch and ward where soldiers wait,
Now shining in triumphant state,
He rises victor from death’s gate.
Hell’s pains are loosed and tears are fled:
Captivity is captive led:
The angel, crowned with light, hath said:
‘The Lord is risen from the dead.’
Author of all, be thou our guide
In this our joy of Eastertide;
Whene’er assaults of death impend,
Thy people strengthen and defend.
To thee who, dead, again dost live,
All glory, Lord, thy people give:
All glory, as is ever meet,
To Father and to Paraclete.

Psalmus 89:1-17
Sit splendor Domini super nos
Unus dies apud Dominum sicut mille anni, et mille anni sicut dies unus” (2 Petr 3, 8).
Sit splendor Dómini Dei nostri super nos, allelúia.
1Dómine, refúgium factus es nobis*
  a generatióne in generatiónem.
2Priúsquam montes nasceréntur†
  aut gignerétur terra et orbis,*
  a sǽculo et usque in sǽculum tu es Deus.
3Redúcis hóminem in púlverem;*
  et dixísti: «Revertímini, fílii hóminum».
4Quóniam mille anni ante óculos tuos tamquam dies hestérna, quæ prætériit,*
  et custódia in nocte.
5Auferes eos, sómnium erunt:*
  6mane sicut herba succréscens,
mane floret et crescit,*
  véspere décidit et aréscit.
7Quia defécimus in ira tua*
  et in furóre tuo turbáti sumus.
8Posuísti iniquitátes nostras in conspéctu tuo,*
  occúlta nostra in illuminatióne vultus tui.
9Quóniam omnes dies nostri evanuérunt in ira tua,*
  consúmpsimus ut suspírium annos nostros.
10Dies annórum nostrórum sunt septuagínta anni*
  aut in valéntibus octogínta anni,
et maior pars eórum labor et dolor,*
  quóniam cito tránseunt, et avolámus.
11Quis novit potestátem iræ tuæ*
  et secúndum timórem tuum indignatiónem tuam?
12Dinumeráre dies nostros sic doce nos,*
  ut inducámus cor ad sapiéntiam.
13Convértere, Dómine, úsquequo?*
  Et deprecábilis esto super servos tuos.
14Reple nos mane misericórdia tua,*
  et exsultábimus et delectábimur ómnibus diébus nostris.
15Lætífica nos pro diébus, quibus nos humiliásti,*
  pro annis, quibus vídimus mala.
16Appáreat servis tuis opus tuum*
  et decor tuus fíliis eórum.
17Et sit splendor Dómini Dei nostri super nos,†
  et ópera mánuum nostrárum confírma super nos*
  et opus mánuum nostrárum confírma.
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Sit splendor Dómini Dei nostri super nos, allelúia.
Psalm 89 (90)
Let the Lord's glory shine upon us
Let the splendour of the Lord, our God, be upon us. Alleluia.
Lord, you have been our refuge
  from generation to generation.
Before the mountains were born,
  before earth and heaven were conceived,
  from all time to all time, you are God.
You turn men into dust,
  you say to them “go back, children of men.”
A thousand years in your sight
  are like yesterday, that has passed;
  like a short watch in the night.
When you take them away, they will be nothing but a dream;
  like the grass that sprouts in the morning:
in the morning it grows and flowers,
  in the evening it withers and dries.
For we are made weak by your anger,
  thrown into confusion by your wrath.
You have gazed upon our transgressions;
  the light of your face illuminates our secrets.
All our days vanish in your anger,
  we use up our years in a single breath.
Seventy years are what we have,
  or eighty for the stronger ones;
and most of that is labour and sadness –
  quickly they pass, and we are gone.
Who can comprehend the power of your wrath?
  Who can behold the violence of your anger?
Teach us to reckon our days like this,
  so that our hearts may be led at last to wisdom.
Turn to us, Lord, how long must we wait?
  Let your servants call on you and be answered.
Fill us with your kindness in the morning,
  and we shall rejoice and be glad all the days of our life.
Give us joy for as long as you afflicted us,
  for all the years when we suffered.
Let your servants see your great works,
  and let their children see your glory.
Let the glory of the Lord God be upon us:
  make firm the work of your hands.
  Make firm the work of your hands.
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 the splendour of the Lord, our God, be upon us. Alleluia.

CanticumIsaiah 42:10-16
Hymnus de Deo victore et salvatore
Cantant quasi canticum novum ante thronum” (Ap 14, 3).
Ponam ténebras coram eis in lucem, allelúia.
10Cantáte Dómino cánticum novum,*
  laus eius ab extrémis terræ;
qui descénditis in mare et plenitúdo eius,*
  ínsulæ et habitatóres eárum.
11Exsúltent desértum et civitátes eius,*
  vici, quos hábitat Cedar.
Iúbilent habitatóres Petræ,*
  de vértice móntium clament.
12Ponant Dómino glóriam*
  et laudem eius in ínsulis núntient.
13Dóminus sicut fortis egrediétur*
  sicut vir prœliátor suscitábit zelum;
vociferábitur et conclamábit,*
  super inimícos suos prævalébit.
«14Tácui semper, sílui, pátiens fui;†
  sicut partúriens ululábo,*
  gemam et fremam simul.
15Desértos fáciam montes et colles*
  et omne gramen eórum exsiccábo;
et ponam flúmina in ínsulas*
  et stagna arefáciam.
16Et ducam cæcos in viam, quam nésciunt,*
  et in sémitis, quas ignoravérunt, ambuláre eos fáciam;
ponam ténebras coram eis in lucem*
  et prava in recta».
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Ponam ténebras coram eis in lucem, allelúia.
CanticleIsaiah 42
God, the victor and saviour
I will turn darkness into light before them. Alleluia.
Sing a new song to the Lord:
  sing his praise from the ends of the earth.
Praise him, who go down to the sea;
  and all that are in the sea,
  islands and their inhabitants.
Let the desert rejoice,
  and the cities of the desert,
  the villages where the people of Kedar live.
Let those who dwell in Petra rejoice,
  and cry out from the mountain-tops.
Let them give glory to the Lord,
  and proclaim his praise among the islands.
The Lord will go forth like a warrior,
  like a man of war he will stir up zeal;
  he will shout and cry out;
  he will prevail against his foes.
“I have always been silent,
  I have kept silence and waited;
but now I shall cry out like a woman in labour,
  I shall groan and tremble.
I shall lay waste the mountains and hills,
  I shall wither their grass,
I shall turn rivers into deserts,
  I shall dry up the marshes.
I shall lead the blind along a way they do not know;
  in paths unknown to them I shall make them walk.
I shall make the darkness that is around them into light.
I shall make crooked things straight.”
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 will turn darkness into light before them. Alleluia.

Psalmus 134:1-12
Laus Domini mirabilia operantis
Populus in acquisitionem ... annuntiate virtutes eius qui de tenebris vos vocavit in admirabile lumen suum” (Cf. 1 Petr 2, 9).
Omnia quæcúmque vóluit Dóminus fecit, allelúia.
1Laudáte nomen Dómini,*
  laudáte, servi Dómini,
2qui statis in domo Dómini,*
  in átriis domus Dei nostri.
3Laudáte Dóminum, quia bonus Dóminus;*
  psállite nómini eius, quóniam suáve.
4Quóniam Iacob elégit sibi Dóminus,*
  Israel in pecúlium sibi.
5Quia ego cognóvi quod magnus est Dóminus*
  et Deus noster præ ómnibus diis.
6Omnia, quæcúmque vóluit,†
  Dóminus fecit in cælo et in terra,*
  in mari et in ómnibus abýssis.
7Addúcens nubes ab extrémo terræ,†
  fúlgura in plúviam facit,*
  prodúcit ventos de thesáuris suis.
8Qui percússit primogénita Ægýpti*
  ab hómine usque ad pecus.
9Misit signa et prodígia in médio tui, Ægýpte,*
  in pharaónem et in omnes servos eius.
10Qui percússit gentes multas*
  et occídit reges fortes:
11Sehon regem Amorræórum et Og regem Basan*
  et ómnia regna Chánaan.
12Et dedit terram eórum hereditátem,*
  hereditátem Israel pópulo suo.
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Omnia quæcúmque vóluit Dóminus fecit, allelúia.
Psalm 134 (135)
Praise the Lord, the wonder-worker
The Lord has power to do whatever he will. Alleluia.
Praise the name of the Lord:
  praise it, servants of the Lord,
you who stand in the house of the Lord,
  in the courts of the house of our God.
Praise the Lord, for the Lord is good;
  sing to his name, for it brings happiness.
For the Lord chose Jacob for his own,
  he chose Israel for his possession.
I know how great is the Lord,
  how great is our God above all gods.
The Lord accomplishes all that he wills,
  in the heavens and on the earth,
  in the sea and the depths of the oceans.
He brings in clouds from the ends of the earth,
  makes lightning for the rain-clouds,
  from his storehouse he calls forth the winds.
He struck down the first-born of Egypt,
  of man and of beast alike.
He sent signs and wonders among them,
  to Pharaoh and all his servants.
He shattered nation after nation,
  killed powerful kings:
Sihon, king of the Amorites,
  Og, the king of Bashan,
  all the kingdoms of Canaan.
He gave their lands as a birthright,
  as a birthright for Israel his people.
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 power to do whatever he will. Alleluia.

Lectio brevisRomans 10:8-10
Prope te est verbum, in ore tuo et in corde tuo; hoc est verbum fídei, quod prædicámus. Quia si confiteáris in ore tuo: «Dóminum Iesum!», et in corde tuo credíderis quod Deus illum excitávit ex mórtuis, salvus eris. Corde enim créditur ad iustítiam, ore autem conféssio fit in salútem.
Short ReadingRomans 10:8-10 ©
The word is very near to you, it is on your lips and in your heart: the word, that is, of the faith we proclaim. If your lips confess that Jesus is Lord and if you believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, then you will be saved. By believing from the heart you are made righteous; by confessing with your lips you are saved.

Responsorium breve
℣. Surréxit Dóminus de sepúlcro,* Allelúia, allelúia. Surréxit.
℟. Qui pro nobis pepéndit in ligno.* Allelúia, allelúia. Glória Patri. Surréxit.
Short Responsory
The Lord has risen from the dead, alleluia, alleluia.
The Lord has risen from the dead, alleluia, alleluia.
For our sake he died on the cross, alleluia, alleluia.
The Lord has risen from the dead, alleluia, alleluia.
Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit.
The Lord has risen from the dead, alleluia, alleluia.

Canticum
De Messia eiusque præcursore
Ego sum pastor bonus, qui pasco oves meas, et pro óvibus meis pono ánimam meam, allelúia.
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.
Ego sum pastor bonus, qui pasco oves meas, et pro óvibus meis pono ánimam meam, allelúia.
CanticleBenedictus
The Messiah and his forerunner
‘I am the good shepherd: I feed my sheep, and I lay down my life for them.’ Alleluia.
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.
‘I am the good shepherd: I feed my sheep, and I lay down my life for them.’ Alleluia.

Preces
Deum Patrem, qui in morte et resurrectióne Fílii sui clarificátus est, fidénter precémur:
Illúmina, Dómine, mentes nostras.
Pater lúminum, Deus, qui lúmine Christi glorióse resurgéntis mundum clarificásti,
—nostras hódie mentes fídei luce collústra.
Tu, qui per Fílium tuum resurgéntem homínibus æternitátis áditum reserásti,
—nobis hódie operántibus spem vitæ ætérnæ concéde.
Tu, qui per Fílium tuum resuscitátum Spíritum Sanctum in mundum misísti,
—corda nostra spiritális igne caritátis accénde.
Tu, qui pro nobis liberándis Fílium tuum morti tradidísti,
—fac ut ipse sit nobis hódie salus et redémptio.
Prayers and intercessions
Let us pray to the Father, whose glory was displayed in the death and resurrection of his Son.
Lord, enlighten our minds and hearts.
God, Father of light, you have illumined the world with the glory of Christ;
  may the light of faith shine in our lives today.
Lord, enlighten our minds and hearts.
Through the resurrection of your Son you have opened man’s way to everlasting life;
  may all our work today be filled with the hope of your kingdom.
Lord, enlighten our minds and hearts.
Through your risen Son you sent the Holy Spirit into the world;
  set our hearts on fire with his divine love.
Lord, enlighten our minds and hearts.
By hanging on the cross, your Son won our lasting freedom;
  may he stay with us today as our Saviour and Redeemer.
Lord, enlighten our minds and hearts.

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.

Deus, qui beátum N. divína caritáte flagrántem fidéque, quæ vincit mundum, insígnem sanctis pastóribus mirabíliter aggregásti, præsta, quǽsumus, ut, ipso intercedénte, nos quoque, in fide et caritáte perseverántes, eius glóriæ consórtes fíeri mereámur. Per Dóminum.
O God of heaven, by whose grace Saint Asicus became a disciple of Patrick and worked for the beauty of your worship,
  be pleased, by his prayers,
  to make of our lives a work of art fashioned for the glory of your name.
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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