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Tuesday 5 May 2015    (other days)
Tuesday of the 5th week of Eastertide

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 19:2-10
Oratio pro regis victoria
Quicumque invocaverit nomen Domini, salvus erit” (Act 2, 21).
Nunc factum est regnum Dei nostri, et potéstas Christi eius, allelúia.
2Exáudiat te Dóminus in die tribulatiónis,*
  prótegat te nomen Dei Iacob.
3Mittat tibi auxílium de sancto*
  et de Sion tueátur te.
4Memor sit omnis sacrifícii tui*
  et holocáustum tuum pingue hábeat.
5Tríbuat tibi secúndum cor tuum*
  et omne consílium tuum adímpleat.
6Lætábimur in salutári tuo†
  et in nómine Dei nostri levábimus signa;*
  ímpleat Dóminus omnes petitiónes tuas.
7Nunc cognóvi quóniam salvum fecit Dóminus christum suum:†
  exaudívit illum de cælo sancto suo,*
  in virtútibus salútis déxteræ eius.
8Hi in cúrribus et hi in equis,*
  nos autem nomen Dómini Dei nostri invocávimus.
9Ipsi incurváti sunt et cecidérunt,*
  nos autem surréximus et erécti sumus.
10Dómine, salvum fac regem,*
  et exáudi nos in die, qua invocavérimus te.
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Nunc factum est regnum Dei nostri, et potéstas Christi eius, allelúia.
Psalm 19 (20)
Prayer for victory
Now our God reigns, and power belongs to Christ, his anointed one. Alleluia.
May the Lord hear your prayer in the day of tribulation,
  may the name of the God of Jacob protect you.
May he send you help from his holy place;
  from Zion, may he extend his protection.
May he remember every one of your sacrifices
  and find merit in your burnt-offerings.
May he deal with you as your heart desires
  and bring all your plans to fulfilment.
We will rejoice in your salvation,
  we will raise our banners in the name of God;
  may the Lord grant all your prayers.
Now I know that the Lord keeps his anointed one safe:
  in his sanctuary in heaven he hears his prayer,
  and lends the support of his strong right hand.
Some put their faith in chariots
  and some in horses,
  but we invoked the name of the Lord our God.
They stumbled and fell,
  but we rose and we stand upright.
Lord, keep the king safe,
  and hear our prayer whenever we call upon you.
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.
Now our God reigns, and power belongs to Christ, his anointed one. Alleluia.

Psalmus 20:2-8,14
Gratiarum actio pro regis victoria
Accepit vitam, ut resurgeret, et longitudinem dierum in sæculum sæculi” (S. Irenæus).
Accepísti virtútem tuam et regnásti, allelúia.
2Dómine in virtúte tua lætábitur rex,*
  et super salutáre tuum exsultábit veheménter.
3Desidérium cordis eius tribuísti ei*
  et voluntátem labiórum eius non denegásti.
4Quóniam prævenísti eum in benedictiónibus dulcédinis;*
  posuísti in cápite eius corónam de auro puríssimo.
5Vitam pétiit a te, et tribuísti ei,*
  longitúdinem diérum in sǽculum et in sǽculum sǽculi.
6Magna est glória eius in salutári tuo,*
  magnificéntiam et decórem impónes super eum;
7quóniam pones eum benedictiónem in sǽculum sǽculi,*
  lætificábis eum in gáudio ante vultum tuum.
8Quóniam rex sperat in Dómino*
  et in misericórdia Altíssimi non commovébitur.
14Exaltáre, Dómine, in virtúte tua;*
  cantábimus et psallémus virtútes tuas.
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Accepísti virtútem tuam et regnásti, allelúia.
Psalm 20 (21)
Thanksgiving for victory
You have assumed your great power, you have begun your reign. Alleluia.
Lord, the king will rejoice in your strength,
  he will triumph in your saving power.
You have granted him his heart’s desire,
  you have not denied the wish that he spoke.
For you showered him with blessings
  even before he asked for them.
  You have placed a crown of purest gold upon his head.
He asked you for life,
  and you granted it to him,
  length of days for ever and for ever.
Great is his glory through your help:
  you cover him with splendour and majesty.
You lay a blessing upon him that will last for ever,
  you make him rejoice in joy before you.
For the king hopes in the Lord,
  and through the kindness of the Most High he will not be shaken.
Stand high above us, Lord, in your power;
  and we will sing and celebrate your might.
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 assumed your great power, you have begun your reign. Alleluia.

Canticum
Apocalypse 4:11,5:9,10,12
Hymnus redemptorum
Tibi sérviat omnis creatúra tua, quia dixísti et facta sunt, allelúia.
4,11Dignus es, Dómine et Deus noster,*
  accípere glóriam et honórem et virtútem,
quia tu creásti ómnia,*
  et propter voluntátem tuam erant et creáta sunt.
5,9Dignus es, Dómine, accípere librum*
  et aperíre signácula eius,
quóniam occísus es†
  et redemísti Deo in sánguine tuo*
  ex omni tribu et lingua et pópulo et natióne
10et fecísti eos Deo nostro regnum et sacerdótes,*
  et regnábunt super terram.
12Dignus est Agnus, qui occísus est,†
  accípere virtútem et divítias et sapiéntiam*
  et fortitúdinem et honórem et glóriam et benedictiónem.
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Tibi sérviat omnis creatúra tua, quia dixísti et facta sunt, allelúia.
CanticleApocalypse 4,5
The song of the redeemed
May your whole creation serve you, for you spoke and they came into being. Alleluia.
You are worthy, our Lord and our God,
  to receive glory and honour and power;
for you made all things,
  and it is by your will that they exist and were created.
You are worthy, Lord,
  to receive the book and open its seals,
for you were killed,
  and with your blood you have ransomed people
  from every tribe and language and people and nation,
and made them rulers and priests for God;
  and they will rule over the earth.
The Lamb is worthy, who was killed,
  to receive power and riches and wisdom,
  strength and honour, glory and blessing.
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.
May your whole creation serve you, for you spoke and they came into being. Alleluia.

Lectio brevis1 Peter 2:4-5
Ad Dóminum accedéntes, lápidem vivum, ab homínibus quidem reprobátum, coram Deo autem eléctum, pretiósum, et ipsi tamquam lápides vivi ædificámini domus spiritális in sacerdótium sanctum offérre spiritáles hóstias acceptábiles Deo per Iesum Christum.
Short Reading1 Peter 2:4-5 ©
The Lord is the living stone, rejected by men but chosen by God and precious to him; set yourselves close to him so that you too, the holy priesthood that offers the spiritual sacrifices which Jesus Christ has made acceptable to God, may be living stones making a spiritual house.

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
Si diligerétis me, gauderétis útique, quia vado ad Patrem, 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.
Si diligerétis me, gauderétis útique, quia vado ad Patrem, allelúia.
CanticleMagnificat
My soul rejoices in the Lord
If you loved me you would have been glad that I am going to the Father. 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.
If you loved me you would have been glad that I am going to the Father. Alleluia.

Preces
Christo, qui in grémio terræ commorátus, lumen novæ glóriæ vidit, læti clamémus:
Rex glóriæ, audi nos.
Pro epíscopis, presbýteris et diacónibus, ut ministério cum sedulitáte fungántur,
—et pópulum ad omne opus bonum parátum tibi prǽbeant, te rogámus, Dómine.
Pro doctóribus, qui Ecclésiæ tuæ sátagunt servíre,
— ut corde puro veritátem tuam inquírant, te rogámus, Dómine.
Pro Ecclésiæ fidélibus, ut bonum certent fídei certámen
— et, cursum consummántes, prǽmia regni tui accípiant, te rogámus, Dómine.
Tu, qui in cruce chirógraphum damnatiónis nostræ fixísti et delésti,
— víncula nostra solve nosque a ténebris líbera.
Tu qui, ad ínferos descéndens, portas eórum aperuísti,
— fratres nostros defúnctos in regnum tuum admítte.
Prayers and intercessions
Rejoicing, let us pray to Christ who was buried in the heart of the earth to awake in the light of glory.
King of glory, hear us.
We pray for bishops, priests and deacons: may they be dedicated to their ministry;
  grant that they may present to you a people ready for every kind of good work.
King of glory, hear us.
We pray for those who serve the Church as teachers of the faith:
  may they always seek your truth with sincerity of heart.
King of glory, hear us.
We pray for all the faithful: may they run the great race, finish the course;
  let them receive the crown of victory in the kingdom of heaven.
King of glory, hear us.
Lord, you cancelled on the cross our sentence of damnation;
  free us from the darkness of our sins.
King of glory, hear us.
You descended into hell and opened wide its gates;
  receive the faithful departed into your Father’s house.
King of glory, hear us.

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 ad ætérnam vitam in Christi resurrectióne nos réparas, da pópulo tuo fídei speíque constántiam, ut non dubitémus implénda, quæ te nóvimus auctóre promíssa. Per Dóminum.
Lord our God,
  in the resurrection of Christ
  you create us anew for eternal life.
Grant your people firmness in faith and constancy in hope:
  let us never doubt that you will fulfil
  what we know you have promised.
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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