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Friday 24 April 2015    (other days)
Friday of the 3rd week of Eastertide
 or Saint Fidelis of Sigmaringen, Priest, Martyr

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
O rex ætérne, Dómine,
semper cum Patre Fílius,
iuxta tuam imáginem
Adam plasmásti hóminem.
Quem diábolus decéperat
hostis humáni géneris,
eius et formam córporis
sumpsísti tu de Vírgine,
Ut nos Deo coniúngeres
per carnis contubérnium,
datúrus in baptísmate,
Redémptor, indulgéntiam.
Tu crucem propter hóminem
suscípere dignátus es;
dedísti tuum sánguinem
nostræ salútis prétium.
Tu surrexísti, glóriam
a Patre sumens débitam;
per te et nos resúrgere
devóta mente crédimus.
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
O Christ, the heavens’ eternal King,
Creator, unto thee we sing,
With God the Father ever One,
Co-equal, co-eternal Son.
Thy hand, when first the world began,
Made in thine own pure image man,
And linked to fleshly form of earth
A living soul of heavenly birth.
And when the envious crafty foe
Had marred thy noblest work below,
Thou didst our ruined state repair
By deigning flesh thyself to wear.
Once of a virgin born to save,
And now new born from death’s dark grave,
O Christ, thou bidd’st us rise with thee
From death to immortality.
Eternal Shepherd, thou art wont
To cleanse Thy sheep within the font,
That mystic bath, that grave of sin,
Where ransomed souls new life begin.
Divine Redeemer, thou didst deign
To bear for us the cross of pain,
And freely pay the precious price
Of all thy blood in sacrifice.
Jesu, do thou to every heart
Unceasing Paschal joy impart;
From death of sin and guilty strife
Set free the new born sons of life.
All praise be thine, O risen Lord,
From death to endless life restored;
All praise to God the Father be
And Holy Ghost eternally.

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).
Ego Dóminus salvans te et redémptor tuus, 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.
Ego Dóminus salvans te et redémptor tuus, allelúia.
Psalm 134 (135)
Praise the Lord, the wonder-worker
I, the Lord, am your Saviour, I am your Redeemer. 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.
I, the Lord, am your Saviour, I am your Redeemer. Alleluia.

Psalmus 134:13-21
Benedíctum quod venit regnum patris nostri David, allelúia.
13Dómine, nomen tuum in ætérnum;*
  Dómine, memoriále tuum in generatiónem et generatiónem.
14Quia iudicábit Dóminus pópulum suum*
  et servórum suórum miserébitur.
15Simulácra géntium argéntum et aurum,*
  ópera mánuum hóminum:
16os habent et non loquéntur;*
  óculos habent et non vidébunt;
17aures habent et non áudient;*
  neque enim est spíritus in ore ipsórum.
18Símiles illis erunt, qui fáciunt ea,*
  et omnes, qui confídunt in eis.
19Domus Israel, benedícite Dómino;*
  domus Aaron, benedícite Dómino;
20domus Levi, benedícite Dómino;*
  qui timétis Dóminum, benedícite Dómino.
21Benedíctus Dóminus ex Sion,*
  qui hábitat in Ierúsalem.
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Benedíctum quod venit regnum patris nostri David, allelúia.
Psalm 134 (135)
Blessed is the kingdom of our father David which has come among us. Alleluia.
Lord, your name is for ever;
  Lord, your name will be remembered
  by generation after generation.
For the Lord will give judgement for his people,
  he will look with kindness upon his servants.
The idols of the nations are silver and gold,
  the work of the hands of men.
They have mouths but will not speak,
  they have eyes and will not see.
They have ears and will not hear,
  there is no breath in their mouths.
They will be like them, those who make them;
  and all who put their trust in them.
House of Israel, bless the Lord;
  house of Aaron, bless the Lord;
house of Levi, bless the Lord;
  you who fear the Lord, bless the Lord.
Blessed be the Lord from Zion,
  whose abode is 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.
Blessed is the kingdom of our father David which has come among us. Alleluia.

Canticum
Apocalypse 15:3-4
Hymnus adorationis
Cantémus Dómino: glorióse enim magnificátus est, allelúia.
3Magna et mirabília ópera tua,*
  Dómine Deus omnípotens;
iustæ et veræ viæ tuæ,*
  Rex géntium!
4Quis non timébit, Dómine,*
  et glorificábit nomen tuum?
Quia solus Sanctus,†
  quóniam omnes gentes vénient et adorábunt in conspéctu tuo,*
  quóniam iudícia tua manifestáta sunt.
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Cantémus Dómino: glorióse enim magnificátus est, allelúia.
CanticleApocalypse 15
A hymn of adoration
Let us sing to the Lord: great is his triumph. Alleluia.
Great and wonderful are your deeds,
  O Lord God the Almighty!
Just and true are your ways,
  O King of the ages!
Who shall not fear and glorify your name, O Lord?
  For you alone are holy.
All nations shall come and worship you,
  for your judgements have been revealed.
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 sing to the Lord: great is his triumph. Alleluia.

Lectio brevisHebrews 5:8-10
Christus cum esset Fílius, dídicit ex his, quæ passus est, obœdiéntiam et, consummátus, factus est ómnibus obœdiéntibus sibi auctor salútis ætérnæ, appellátus a Deo póntifex iuxta órdinem Melchísedech.
Short ReadingHebrews 5:8-10 ©
Christ, although he was the Son, learnt to obey through suffering; but having been made perfect, he became for all who obey him the source of eternal salvation and was acclaimed by God with the title of high priest of the order of Melchizedek.

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
Crucifíxus surréxit a mórtuis et redémit nos, 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.
Crucifíxus surréxit a mórtuis et redémit nos, allelúia.
CanticleMagnificat
My soul rejoices in the Lord
Christ died on the cross and rose again from the dead to redeem us. 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.
Christ died on the cross and rose again from the dead to redeem us. Alleluia.

Preces
Christum, viam, veritátem et vitam exaltémus, clamántes:
Fili Dei vivi, bénedic pópulum tuum.
Orámus te, Christe, pro ómnibus Ecclésiæ tuæ minístris, ut, frangéntes frátribus panem vitæ,
— ipsi nutriántur et roboréntur.
Orámus te pro toto pópulo christiáno, ut digne ámbulet vocatióne sua
— et servet unitátem spíritus in vínculo pacis.
Orámus te pro iis, qui nos in potestáte regunt, ut exérceant múnera secúndum iustítiam et misericórdiam,
— ádeo ut concórdia præváleat et pax inter pópulos univérsos.
Orámus te, ut nos dignos perfícias, qui te celebrémus corde sincéro in communióne sanctórum,
— cum frátribus nostris defúnctis, quos pietáti tuæ commendámus.
Prayers and intercessions
Let us pray to Christ, the way, the truth and the life.
Son of the living God, bless your people.
We pray for all the ministers of your Church:
  may they be nourished and sustained as they break for their brothers the bread of life.
Son of the living God, bless your people.
We pray for the whole Christian people:
  may they be faithful to their calling and hold fast in bonds of peace the unity of the spirit.
Son of the living God, bless your people.
We pray for those who govern our country that they may exercise their office with justice and compassion;
  help them to promote the peace of the world.
Son of the living God, bless your people.
Make us worthy to adore you in the communion of saints;
  grant eternal joy to the faithful departed, whom we entrust to your care.
Son of the living God, bless 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.

Præsta, quǽsumus, omnípotens Deus, ut, qui grátiam domínicæ resurrectiónis cognóvimus, ipsi per amórem Spíritus in novitátem vitæ resurgámus. Per Dóminum.
Almighty God,
  we have come to know the grace of our Lord’s resurrection.
Grant that through the love of your Spirit
  we may rise to new life.
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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