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Thursday 6 August 2020    (other days)
The Transfiguration of the Lord 
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Morning Prayer (Lauds)

If you have already recited the Invitatory Psalm today, you should use the alternative opening.


Dómine, lábia mea apéries.
  Et os meum annuntiábit laudem tuam.
Lord, open our lips.
  And we shall praise your name.
Ps 99:1-5

Redemptos iubet Dominus victoriæ carmen canere” (S. Athanasius).

Summum Regem glóriæ, veníte, adorémus.
(repeat antiphon*)
2Iubiláte Dómino, omnis terra,*
  servíte Dómino in lætítia;
introíte in conspéctu eius*
  in exsultatióne.
3Scitóte quóniam Dóminus ipse est Deus;†
  ipse fecit nos, et ipsíus sumus,*
  pópulus eius et oves páscuæ eius.
  (repeat antiphon*)
4Introíte portas eius in confessióne,†
  átria eius in hymnis,*
  confitémini illi, benedícite nómini eius.
5Quóniam suávis est Dóminus;†
  in ætérnum misericórdia eius,*
  et usque in generatiónem et generatiónem véritas eius.
  (repeat antiphon*)
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
(repeat antiphon*)
Invitatory PsalmPsalm 99 (100)
The Lord is the Great King of glory: come, let us adore him.
(repeat antiphon*)
Rejoice in the Lord, all the earth,
  and serve him with joy.
Exult as you enter his presence.
  (repeat antiphon*)
Know that the Lord is God.
He made us and we are his
 – his people, the sheep of his flock.
  (repeat antiphon*)
Cry out his praises as you enter his gates,
  fill his courtyards with songs.
Proclaim him and bless his name;
  for the Lord is our delight.
His mercy lasts for ever,
  his faithfulness through all the ages.
  (repeat antiphon*)
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.
(repeat antiphon*)

* If you are reciting this on your own, you can choose to say the antiphon once only at the start of the psalm and not repeat it.


Hymnus
Dulcis Iesu memória,
dans vera cordi gáudia,
sed super mel et ómnia
eius dulcis præséntia.
Nil cánitur suávius,
audítur nil iucúndius,
nil cogitátur dúlcius
quam Iesus Dei Fílius.
Iesu, dulcédo córdium,
fons veri, lumen méntium,
excédis omne gáudium
et omne desidérium.
Quando cor nostrum vísitas,
tunc lucet ei véritas,
mundi viléscit vánitas
et intus fervet cáritas.
Da nobis largus véniam,
amóris tui cópiam;
da nobis per præséntiam
tuam vidére glóriam.
Laudes tibi nos pángimus,
diléctus es qui Fílius,
quem Patris atque Spíritus
splendor revélat ínclitus. Amen.
Hymn
More ancient than the primal world
And older than the morning star,
Before the first things took their shape,
Creator of them all, you are.
Your image is the Lord of life,
Your Son from all eternity;
All that must perish, he restores,
In him, all reconciled will be.
Transfigured Christ, believed and loved,
In you our only hope has been;
Grant us, in your unfathomed love,
Those things no eye has ever seen.
O Father, Son and Spirit blest,
With hearts transfigured by your grace,
May we your matchless splendour praise
And see the glory of your face.
Stanbrook Abbey Hymnal

Ps 62:2-9
Anima Dominum sitiens

Ad Deum vigilat, qui opera noctis reicit.

Hódie Dóminus Iesus Christus fácie ut sol in monte resplénduit et vestiméntis tamquam nix cándidus enítuit.
2Deus, Deus meus es tu,*
  ad te de luce vígilo.
Sitívit in te ánima mea,*
  te desiderávit caro mea.
In terra desérta et árida et inaquósa,†
  3sic in sancto appárui tibi,*
  ut vidérem virtútem tuam et glóriam tuam.
4Quóniam mélior est misericórdia tua super vitas,*
  lábia mea laudábunt te.
5Sic benedícam te in vita mea*
  et in nómine tuo levábo manus meas.
6Sicut ádipe et pinguédine repleátur ánima mea,*
  et lábiis exsultatiónis laudábit os meum.
7Cum memor ero tui super stratum meum,*
  in matutínis meditábor de te,
8quia fuísti adiútor meus,*
  et in velaménto alárum tuárum exsultábo.
9Adhǽsit ánima mea post te,*
  me suscépit déxtera tua.
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Hódie Dóminus Iesus Christus fácie ut sol in monte resplénduit et vestiméntis tamquam nix cándidus enítuit.

Psalm 62 (63)
Thirsting for God

Today Jesus Christ was transfigured: his face shone like the sun and his clothes became as white as snow.
O God, you are my God, I watch for you from the dawn.
My soul thirsts for you, my body longs for you.
I came to your sanctuary,
  as one in a parched and waterless land,
  so that I could see your might and your glory.
My lips will praise you, for your mercy is better than life itself.
Thus I will bless you throughout my life,
  and raise my hands in prayer to your name;
my soul will be filled as if by rich food,
  and my mouth will sing your praises and rejoice.
I will remember you as I lie in bed,
  I will think of you in the morning,
for you have been my helper,
  and I will take joy in the protection of your wings.
My soul clings to you; your right hand raises me up.
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.
Today Jesus Christ was transfigured: his face shone like the sun and his clothes became as white as snow.

CanticumDan 3:57-88,56

Omnis creatura laudet Dominum

Laudem dicite Deo nostro, omnes servi eius” (Ap 19, 5).

Hódie, transfiguráto ac Patris voce testificáto Dómino, Móyses et Elías affuérunt spléndidi, excéssum eius quem completúrus erat loquéntes.
57Benedícite, ómnia ópera Dómini, Dómino,*
  laudáte et superexaltáte eum in sǽcula.
58Benedícite, cæli, Dómino,*
  59benedícite, ángeli Dómini, Dómino.
60Benedícite, aquæ omnes, quæ super cælos sunt, Dómino,*
  61benedícat omnis virtus Dómino.
62Benedícite, sol et luna, Dómino,*
  63benedícite, stellæ cæli, Dómino.
64Benedícite, omnis imber et ros, Dómino,*
  65benedícite, omnes venti, Dómino.
66Benedícite, ignis et æstus, Dómino,*
  67benedícite, frigus et æstus, Dómino.
68Benedícite, rores et pruína, Dómino,*
  69benedícite, gelu et frigus, Dómino.
70Benedícite, glácies et nives, Dómino,*
  71benedícite, noctes et dies, Dómino.
72Benedícite, lux et ténebræ, Dómino,*
  73benedícite, fúlgura et nubes, Dómino.
74Benedícat terra Dóminum,*
  laudet et superexáltet eum in sǽcula.
75Benedícite, montes et colles, Dómino,*
  76benedícite, univérsa germinántia in terra, Dómino.
77Benedícite, mária et flúmina, Dómino,*
  78benedícite, fontes, Dómino.
79Benedícite, cete et ómnia quæ movéntur in aquis, Dómino,*
  80benedícite, omnes vólucres cæli, Dómino.
81Benedícite, omnes béstiæ et pécora, Dómino,*
  82benedícite, fílii hóminum, Dómino.
83Bénedic, Israel, Dómino,*
  laudáte et superexaltáte eum in sǽcula.
84Benedícite, sacerdótes Dómini, Dómino,*
  85benedícite, servi Dómini, Dómino.
86Benedícite, spíritus et ánimæ iustórum, Dómino,*
  87benedícite, sancti et húmiles corde, Dómino.
88Benedícite, Ananía, Azaría, Mísael, Dómino,*
  laudáte et superexaltáte eum in sǽcula.
Benedicámus Patrem et Fílium cum Sancto Spíritu;*
  laudémus et superexaltémus eum in sǽcula.
56Benedíctus es in firmaménto cæli*
  et laudábilis et gloriósus in sǽcula.
Hódie, transfiguráto ac Patris voce testificáto Dómino, Móyses et Elías affuérunt spléndidi, excéssum eius quem completúrus erat loquéntes.
CanticleDaniel 3

All creatures, bless the Lord

Today the Lord was transfigured and the voice of the Father bore witness to him. Moses and Elijah appeared with him in glory, and spoke with him about the death he was to accomplish.
Bless the Lord, all his works,
  praise and exalt him for ever.
Bless the Lord, you heavens;
  all his angels, bless the Lord.
Bless the Lord, you waters above the heavens;
  all his powers, bless the Lord.
Bless the Lord, sun and moon;
  all stars of the sky, bless the Lord.
Bless the Lord, rain and dew;
  all you winds, bless the Lord.
Bless the Lord, fire and heat;
  cold and warmth, bless the Lord.
Bless the Lord, dew and frost;
  ice and cold, bless the Lord.
Bless the Lord, ice and snow;
  day and night, bless the Lord.
Bless the Lord, light and darkness;
  lightning and storm-clouds, bless the Lord.
Bless the Lord, all the earth,
  praise and exalt him for ever.
Bless the Lord, mountains and hills;
  all growing things, bless the Lord.
Bless the Lord, seas and rivers;
  springs and fountains, bless the Lord.
Bless the Lord, whales and fish;
  birds of the air, bless the Lord.
Bless the Lord, wild beasts and tame;
  sons of men, bless the Lord.
Bless the Lord, O Israel,
  praise and exalt him for ever.
Bless the Lord, his priests;
  all his servants, bless the Lord.
Bless the Lord, spirits and souls of the just;
  all who are holy and humble, bless the Lord.
Ananias, Azarias, Mishael, bless the Lord,
  praise and exalt him for ever.
Let us bless Father, Son and Holy Spirit,
  praise and exalt them for ever.
Bless the Lord in the firmament of heaven,
  praise and glorify him for ever.
Today the Lord was transfigured and the voice of the Father bore witness to him. Moses and Elijah appeared with him in glory, and spoke with him about the death he was to accomplish.

Ps 149:1-9
Exsultatio sanctorum

Filii Ecclesiæ, filii novi populi exsultent in rege suo: in Christo” (Hesychius).

Lex per Móysen data est et prophetía per Elíam, qui in maiestáte visi sunt cum Dómino loquéntes, in monte fulgéntes.
1Cantáte Dómino cánticum novum;*
  laus eius in ecclésia sanctórum.
2Lætétur Israel in eo, qui fecit eum,*
  et fílii Sion exsúltent in rege suo.
3Laudent nomen eius in choro,*
  in týmpano et cíthara psallant ei,
4quia beneplácitum est Dómino in pópulo suo,*
  et honorábit mansuétos in salúte.
5Iúbilent sancti in glória,*
  læténtur in cubílibus suis.
6Exaltatiónes Dei in gútture eórum*
  et gládii ancípites in mánibus eórum,
7ad faciéndam vindíctam in natiónibus,*
  castigatiónes in pópulis,
8ad alligándos reges eórum in compédibus*
  et nóbiles eórum in mánicis férreis,
9ad faciéndum in eis iudícium conscríptum:*
  glória hæc est ómnibus sanctis eius.
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Lex per Móysen data est et prophetía per Elíam, qui in maiestáte visi sunt cum Dómino loquéntes, in monte fulgéntes.

Psalm 149
The saints rejoice

The Law was given by Moses, prophecy by Elijah: they were seen in majesty, shining with the Lord on the mountain.
Sing a new song to the Lord,
  his praise in the assembly of the faithful.
Let Israel rejoice in its maker,
  and the sons of Zion delight in their king.
Let them praise his name with dancing,
  sing to him with timbrel and lyre,
for the Lord’s favour is upon his people,
  and he will honour the humble with victory.
Let the faithful celebrate his glory,
  rejoice even in their beds,
the praise of God in their throats;
  and swords ready in their hands,
to exact vengeance upon the nations,
  impose punishment on the peoples,
to bind their kings in fetters
  and their nobles in manacles of iron,
to carry out the sentence that has been passed:
  this is the glory prepared for all his faithful.
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 Law was given by Moses, prophecy by Elijah: they were seen in majesty, shining with the Lord on the mountain.

Lectio brevisAp 21:10,23
Sústulit me ángelus in spíritu super montem magnum et altum et osténdit mihi civitátem sanctam Ierúsalem descendéntem de cælo a Deo. Et cívitas non eget sole neque luna, ut lúceant ei, nam cláritas Dei illuminávit eam, et lucérna eius est Agnus.
Short Reading
Apocalypse 21:10,23 ©
In the spirit, the angel took me to the top of an enormous high mountain and showed me Jerusalem, the holy city, coming down from God out of heaven. The city did not need the sun or the moon for light, since it was lit by the radiant glory of God and the Lamb was a lighted torch for it.

Responsorium breve
℣. Glória et honóre coronásti eum, Dómine,* Allelúia, allelúia. Glória et honóre.
℟. Et constituísti eum super ópera mánuum tuárum.* Allelúia, allelúia. Glória Patri. Glória et honóre.
Short Responsory
Lord, you have crowned him with glory and honour, alleluia, alleluia.
Lord, you have crowned him with glory and honour, alleluia, alleluia.
You set him over the works of your hands.
Lord, you have crowned him with glory and honour, alleluia, alleluia.
Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit.
Lord, you have crowned him with glory and honour, alleluia, alleluia.

Canticum

De Messia eiusque præcursore

Ecce vox de nube dicens: Hic est Fílius meus diléctus, in quo mihi complácui; ipsum audíte, 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.
Ecce vox de nube dicens: Hic est Fílius meus diléctus, in quo mihi complácui; ipsum audíte, allelúia.
CanticleBenedictus

The Messiah and his forerunner

A voice came from the cloud saying ‘This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased: listen to him,’ 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.
A voice came from the cloud saying ‘This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased: listen to him,’ alleluia.

Preces
Deum Patrem Dómini et Salvatóris nostri Iesu Christi, qui in monte ante discípulos mirabíliter transfigurátus est, fidénter deprecémur:
In lúmine tuo, Dómine, lumen videámus.
Pater clementíssime, qui Fílium tuum diléctum transfigurásti et in nube lúcida teípsum manifestásti,
  fac ut verbum Christi fidéliter audiámus.
In lúmine tuo, Dómine, lumen videámus.
Deus, qui eléctos inebriásti ab ubertáte domus tuæ et torrénte voluptátis tuæ illos potásti,
  concéde, ut in córpore Christi fontem vitæ nostræ inveniámus.
In lúmine tuo, Dómine, lumen videámus.
Deus, qui fecísti de ténebris lumen splendéscere et illuxísti in córdibus nostris ad contemplándam claritátem tuam in fácie Christi Iesu,
  fove in nobis spíritum contemplatiónis Fílii tui dilécti.
In lúmine tuo, Dómine, lumen videámus.
Deus, qui nos vocásti vocatióne tua sancta, secúndum grátiam tuam nunc manifestátam per illuminatiónem salvatóris nostri Iesu Christi,
  illústra per Evangélium inter hómines vitam incorruptíbilem.
In lúmine tuo, Dómine, lumen videámus.
Pater amantíssime, qui talem caritátem dedísti nobis ut fílii Dei nominémur et simus,
  præsta, ut, cum apparúerit Christus, símiles ei fiámus.
In lúmine tuo, Dómine, lumen videámus.
Prayers and intercessions
Let us pray to Christ, for he is with God the Father, and all power is given to him, in heaven and on earth.
Lord, that we may see.
Help us to work well today:
  transfigure our hearts with your presence.
Lord, that we may see.
We do not always feel the joy and power of your presence:
  when we are weak and tired help us to look forward to the glory that is to come.
Lord, that we may see.
Remember all who live in depression and distress:
  bring to them new vision, and the hope of the gospel.
Lord, that we may see.
We praise you, Lord, and thank you for the greatness of your glory:
  be with us as we set out to build up your new creation.
Lord, that we may see.

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 fídei sacraménta in Unigéniti tui gloriósa Transfiguratióne patrum testimónio roborásti et adoptiónem filiórum perféctam mirabíliter præsignásti, concéde nobis fámulis tuis, ut, ipsíus dilécti Fílii tui vocem audiéntes, eiúsdem coherédes éffici mereámur.
Per Dóminum nostrum Iesum Christum, Fílium tuum,
qui tecum vivit et regnat in unitáte Spíritus Sancti, Deus,
per ómnia sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Father,
  at the Transfiguration in glory of your Only-Begotten Son,
  you confirmed the mysteries of faith
  by the witness to Jesus of the prophets Moses and Elijah.
You foreshadowed there what we shall be
  when you bring our sonship to its perfection.
Grant that by listening to the voice of Jesus
  we may become heirs with him,
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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