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Thursday 3 December 2020    (other days)
Saint Francis Xavier, Priest 
 on Thursday of the 1st week of Advent

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
Inclitus rector pater atque prudens,
cuius insígnem cólimus triúmphum,
iste conféssor sine fine lætus
regnat in astris.
Ipse dux clarus fuit et magíster,
éxhibens sacræ documénta vitæ
ac Deo semper sátagens placére
péctore mundo.
Nunc eum nisu rogitémus omnes,
ábluat nostrum pius ut reátum,
et sua ducat prece nos ad alta
cúlmina cæli.
Sit Deo soli decus et potéstas,
laus in excélsis, honor ac perénnis,
qui suis totum móderans gubérnat
légibus orbem. Amen.
Hymn
Who are these like stars appearing,
these, before God’s throne who stand?
Each a golden crown is wearing;
who are all this glorious band?
Alleluia! Hark, they sing,
praising loud their heavenly King.
Who are these of dazzling brightness,
clothed in God’s own righteousness?
These, whose robes of purest whiteness,
shall their lustre still possess,
still untouched by time’s rude hand?
Whence came all this glorious band?
These are they who have contended
for their Saviour’s honour long,
wrestling on till life was ended,
following not the sinful throng;
these who well the fight sustained,
triumph through the Lamb have gained.
These are they whose hearts were riven,
sore with woe and anguish tried,
who in prayer full oft have striven
with the God they glorified;
now, their painful conflict o’er,
God has bid them weep no more.
These, the Almighty contemplating,
did as priests before him stand,
soul and body always waiting
day and night at his command:
now in God’s most holy place
blest they stand before his face.

Ps 56:2-12
In afflictione oratio matutina

Passionem Domini cantat iste psalmus” (S. Augustinus).

Exsúrge, psaltérium et cíthara: excitábo auróram.
2Miserére mei, Deus, miserére mei,*
  quóniam in te cónfugit ánima mea;
et in umbra alárum tuárum confúgiam,*
  donec tránseant insídiæ.
3Clamábo ad Deum Altíssimum,*
  Deum, qui benefécit mihi.
4Mittet de cælo et liberábit me;†
  dabit in oppróbrium conculcántes me.*
  Mittet Deus misericórdiam suam et veritátem suam.
5Anima mea recúmbit in médio catulórum leónum*
  devorántium fílios hóminum.
Dentes eórum arma et sagíttæ*
  et lingua eórum gládius acútus.
6Exaltáre super cælos, Deus,*
  super omnem terram glória tua.
7Láqueum paravérunt pédibus meis,*
  et incurvávit se ánima mea;
fodérunt ante fáciem meam fóveam,*
  et ipsi incidérunt in eam.
8Parátum cor meum, Deus,†
  parátum cor meum;*
  9cantábo et psalmum dicam.
Exsúrge, glória mea,†
  exsúrge, psaltérium et cíthara,*
  excitábo auróram.
10Confitébor tibi in pópulis, Dómine,*
  et psalmum dicam tibi in natiónibus,
11quóniam magnificáta est usque ad cælos misericórdia tua*
  et usque ad nubes véritas tua.
12Exaltáre super cælos, Deus,*
  super omnem terram glória tua.
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Exsúrge, psaltérium et cíthara: excitábo auróram.

Psalm 56 (57)
Morning prayer in time of affliction

Awake, lyre and harp: I will awaken the dawn.
Have mercy on me, God, have mercy.
  My soul flies to you for refuge.
I will hide in the shelter of your wings
  until the time of ambush is past.
I will cry to God the Most High,
  to the God who cares for me.
He will send help from heaven to set me free.
  He will disgrace those who trample me underfoot.
  He will send forth his mercy and faithfulness.
My soul lies among lion-cubs
  that would devour the children of men.
Their teeth are spears and arrows,
  their tongues are pointed swords.
May you be exalted above the heavens, O God;
  let your glory cover the whole earth.
They prepared a trap for my feet;
  my soul was bent double under its burden;
they dug a pit in front of me
 – but they fell into it themselves.
My heart is ready, God.
  My heart is ready.
  I will offer you music and song.
Awake, my glory,
  awake, lyre and harp.
  I will awaken the dawn.
I will proclaim you among the peoples, Lord,
  and make music for you among the nations,
for your mercy reaches as high as the heavens,
  your faithfulness to the clouds.
May you be exalted above the heavens, O God;
  let your glory cover the earth.
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.
Awake, lyre and harp: I will awaken the dawn.

CanticumIer 31:10-14

Populi liberati felicitas

Iesus moriturus erat ... ut filios Dei, qui erant dispersi, congregaret in unum” (Io 11, 51. 52).

Pópulus meus, ait Dóminus, bonis meis adimplébitur.
10Audíte verbum Dómini, gentes,*
  et annuntiáte in ínsulis, quæ procul sunt, et dícite:
«Qui dispérsit Israel, congregábit eum*
  et custódiet eum sicut pastor gregem suum».
11Redémit enim Dóminus Iacob*
  et liberávit eum de manu potentióris.
12Et vénient et laudábunt in monte Sion*
  et cónfluent ad bona Dómini,
super fruménto et vino et óleo*
  et fetu pécorum et armentórum;
erítque ánima eórum quasi hortus irríguus,*
  et ultra non esúrient.
13Tunc lætábitur virgo in choro,*
  iúvenes et senes simul.
«Et convértam luctum eórum in gáudium*
  et consolábor eos et lætificábo a dolóre suo.
14Et inebriábo ánimam sacerdótum pinguédine,*
  et pópulus meus bonis meis adimplébitur».
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Pópulus meus, ait Dóminus, bonis meis adimplébitur.
CanticleJeremiah 31

The joy of those whom God sets free

Thus says the Lord: my people shall be filled with my good things.
All you nations, listen to the word of the Lord,
  proclaim it in the farthest islands:
“He who scattered his people Israel
  has brought them back together.
  He will care for them as a shepherd tends his flock.”
For the Lord has redeemed Jacob
  and freed him from the hand of his conqueror.
They will come and sing praises on Mount Zion,
  they will flood in to receive the good things of the Lord,
  grain, and wine, and oil,
  and the young of both herd and flock.
Their spirit will be like a richly watered garden,
  and they will hunger no more.
The young girl will dance for joy,
  young men and old men too.
“I will turn their weeping into gladness,” says the Lord,
  “I will comfort them and give them joy after sorrow.
  I will overwhelm my priests with rich food,
  and my good things will fill my people to overflowing.”
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.
Thus says the Lord: my people shall be filled with my good things.

Ps 47:2-15
Gratiarum actio pro populi salute

Sustulit me in spiritu super montem magnum ... et ostendit mihi civitatem sanctam Ierusalem” (Ap 21, 10).

Magnus Dóminus et laudábilis nimis in civitáte Dei nostri. †
2Magnus Dóminus et laudábilis nimis*
  in civitáte Dei nostri.
3Mons sanctus eius collis speciósus,*
  exsultátio univérsæ terræ.
Mons Sion, extréma aquilónis,*
  cívitas regis magni.
4Deus in dómibus eius notus*
  factus est ut refúgium.
5Quóniam ecce reges congregáti sunt,*
  convenérunt in unum.
6Ipsi cum vidérunt, sic admiráti sunt,*
  conturbáti sunt, diffugérunt;
7illic tremor apprehéndit eos,*
  dolóres ut parturiéntis.
8In spíritu oriéntis*
  cónteres naves Tharsis.
9Sicut audívimus, sic vídimus in civitáte Dómini virtútum,†
  in civitáte Dei nostri;*
  Deus fundávit eam in ætérnum.
10Recogitámus, Deus, misericórdiam tuam*
  in médio templi tui.
11Secúndum nomen tuum, Deus,†
  sic et laus tua in fines terræ;*
  iustítia plena est déxtera tua.
12Lætétur mons Sion,†
  et exsúltent fíliæ Iudæ*
  propter iudícia tua.
13Circúmdate Sion et complectímini eam,*
  numeráte turres eius.
14Pónite corda vestra in virtúte eius†
  et percúrrite domos eius,*
  ut enarrétis in progénie áltera.
15Quóniam hic est Deus, Deus noster†
  in ætérnum et in sǽculum sǽculi;*
  ipse ducet nos in sǽcula.
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Magnus Dóminus et laudábilis nimis in civitáte Dei nostri.

Psalm 47 (48)
Thanksgiving for the safety of the people

The Lord is great and worthy to be praised in the city of our God.†
The Lord is great and greatly to be praised
  in the city of our God.
His holy mountain is a beautiful sight,
  the joy of all the earth.
Mount Zion is at its northernmost edge,
  the city of the great king.
Here among its palaces,
  God has shown himself as its refuge.
For the kings assembled,
  made alliance against it –
but when they saw it, they were amazed.
  Panic took them and they scattered.
Trembling took hold of them,
  pain like that of childbirth.
With the east wind
  you will destroy the ships of Tarshish.
What we had heard, we saw in the city of the Lord of hosts,
  in the city of our God,
  which God has founded for ever.
We ponder your mercy, O God,
  as we stand in your temple.
Your name, O Lord, and your praise
  will reach to the ends of the earth.
  Your right hand delivers justice.
Let Mount Zion be glad
  and the daughters of Judah rejoice,
  because of your judgements.
Go round Zion, see it all,
  count every tower.
Feel its strength,
  visit its palaces,
  so that you can tell the next generation –
Here is God, our God,
  here he remains for ever;
  and for ever he will lead us and guide 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.
The Lord is great and worthy to be praised in the city of our God.

Lectio brevisHebr 13:7-9
Mementóte præpositórum vestrórum, qui vobis locúti sunt verbum Dei, quorum intuéntes éxitum conversatiónis imitámini fidem. Iesus Christus heri et hódie idem, et in sǽcula! Doctrínis váriis et peregrínis nolíte abdúci.
Short ReadingHebrews 13:7-9 ©
Remember your leaders, who preached the word of God to you, and as you reflect on the outcome of their lives, imitate their faith. Jesus Christ is the same today as he was yesterday and as he will be for ever. Do not let yourselves be led astray by all sorts of strange doctrines.

Responsorium breve
℣. Super te, Ierúsalem,* Constítui custódes. Super te.
℟. Die ac nocte non tacébunt prædicáre nomen Dómini.* Constítui custódes. Glória Patri. Super te.
Short Responsory
I placed watchmen on your towers, Jerusalem.
I placed watchmen on your towers, Jerusalem.
They will never cease to tell of the name of the Lord, by day and by night.
I placed watchmen on your towers, Jerusalem.
Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit.
I placed watchmen on your towers, Jerusalem.

Canticum

De Messia eiusque præcursore

Non vos estis qui loquímini, sed Spíritus Patris vestri, qui lóquitur in vobis.
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.
Non vos estis qui loquímini, sed Spíritus Patris vestri, qui lóquitur in vobis.
CanticleBenedictus

The Messiah and his forerunner

It is not you who speak: the Spirit of your Father speaks in you.
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.
It is not you who speak: the Spirit of your Father speaks in you.

Preces
Christo, bono pastóri, qui pro suis óvibus ánimam pósuit, laudes grati exsolvámus et supplicémus, dicéntes:
Pasce pópulum tuum, Dómine.
Christe, qui in sanctis pastóribus misericórdiam et dilectiónem tuam dignátus es osténdere,
  numquam désinas per eos nobíscum misericórditer ágere.
Pasce pópulum tuum, Dómine.
Qui múnere pastóris animárum fungi per tuos vicários pergis,
  ne destíteris nos ipse per rectóres nostros dirígere.
Pasce pópulum tuum, Dómine.
Qui in sanctis tuis, populórum dúcibus, córporum animarúmque médicus exstitísti,
  numquam cesses ministérium in nos vitæ et sanctitátis perágere.
Pasce pópulum tuum, Dómine.
Qui, prudéntia et caritáte sanctórum, tuum gregem erudísti,
  nos in sanctitáte iúgiter per pastóres nostros ædífica.
Pasce pópulum tuum, Dómine.
Prayers and intercessions
Christ, the good shepherd, laid down his life for his sheep. Let us praise him with grateful hearts, as we pray:
Lord, nourish the lives of your people.
Christ our Lord, in the holy pastors you reveal your love for us;
  may we never be deprived of the care you show through them.
Lord, nourish the lives of your people.
Through your sacred ministers you are present in our midst as the shepherd of our souls;
  never cease to guide us through their teaching and encouragement.
Lord, nourish the lives of your people.
In the saints who lead your people, you manifest your power of healing souls and bodies;
  remain always with us to renew our lives in holiness.
Lord, nourish the lives of your people.
By the example of the saints you instruct your faithful in the ways of wisdom and love;
  through our pastors, help us grow to the full stature of perfection.
Lord, nourish the lives of 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.

Deus, qui beáti Francísci prædicatióne multos tibi pópulos acquisísti, da ut fidélium ánimi eódem fídei zelo férveant et ubérrima ubíque prole Ecclésia sancta lætétur.
Per Dóminum nostrum Iesum Christum, Fílium tuum,
qui tecum vivit et regnat in unitáte Spíritus Sancti, Deus,
per ómnia sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Lord God, you won so many peoples to yourself
  by the preaching of Saint Francis Xavier.
Give us the same zeal that he had for the faith,
  and let your Church rejoice
  and see the virtue and number of her children increase
  throughout the world.
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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