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20 December 

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
Verbum salútis ómnium,
Patris ab ore pródiens,
Virgo beáta, súscipe
casto, María, víscere.
Te nunc illústrat cǽlitus
umbra fecúndi Spíritus,
gestes ut Christum Dóminum,
æquálem Patri Fílium.
Hæc est sacráti iánua
templi seráta iúgiter,
soli suprémo Príncipi
pandens beáta límina.
Olim promíssus vátibus,
natus ante lucíferum,
quem Gábriel annúntiat,
terris descéndit Dóminus.
Læténtur simul ángeli,
omnes exsúltent pópuli:
excélsus venit húmilis
salváre quod períerat.
Sit, Christe, rex piíssime,
tibi Patríque glória
cum Spíritu Paráclito,
in sempitérna sǽcula. Amen.
Hymn
O come, now Rod of Jesse’s stem,
From every foe deliver them
That trust your mighty power to save,
And give them vict’ry o’er the grave.
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Shall come to you, O Israel!
O come, now Key of David, come,
And open wide our heav’nly home;
Make safe the way that leads on high,
And close the path to misery.
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Shall come to you, O Israel!
O come, now Day-spring from on high,
And cheer us by your drawing nigh;
Disperse the gloomy clouds of night,
And death’s dark shadow put to flight.
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Shall come to you, O Israel!
O come, Desire of nations, bind
In one the hearts of all mankind;
Bid now our sad divisions cease,
And be yourself our King of Peace.
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Shall come to you, O Israel!

Ps 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).

De Sion véniet qui regnatúrus est: Dóminus, Emmánuel magnum nomen eius.
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.
De Sion véniet qui regnatúrus est: Dóminus, Emmánuel magnum nomen eius.

Psalm 134 (135)
Praise the Lord, the wonder-worker

The one who is to rule will come from Sion: ‘The Lord, Immanuel’ is his great name.
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 one who is to rule will come from Sion: ‘The Lord, Immanuel’ is his great name.

Ps 134:13-21

Constántes estóte, vidébitis auxílium Dómini super vos.
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.
Constántes estóte, vidébitis auxílium Dómini super vos.

Psalm 134 (135)

Stand steadfast. You will see the helping power of the Lord.
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.
Stand steadfast. You will see the helping power of the Lord.

CanticumAp 15:3-4

Hymnus adorationis

Ego autem ad Dóminum aspíciam et exspectábo Deum, salvatórem meum.
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.
Ego autem ad Dóminum aspíciam et exspectábo Deum, salvatórem meum.
CanticleApocalypse 15

A hymn of adoration

I look to the Lord; I will await the God who saves me.
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.
I look to the Lord; I will await the God who saves me.

Lectio brevis
cf. 1 Cor 1:7b-9
Exspectámus revelatiónem Dómini nostri Iesu Christi; qui confirmábit vos usque ad finem sine crímine in die Dómini nostri Iesu Christi. Fidélis Deus, per quem vocáti estis in communiónem Fílii eius.
Short Reading
(1 Corinthians 1:7-9) ©
We are waiting for our Lord Jesus Christ to be revealed; and he will keep you steady and without blame until the last day, the day of our Lord Jesus Christ, because God by calling you has joined you to his Son, Jesus Christ; and God is faithful.

Responsorium breve
℣. Veni ad liberándum nos,* Dómine Deus virtútum. Veni.
℟. Osténde fáciem tuam et salvi érimus.* Dómine Deus virtútum. Glória Patri. Veni.
Short Responsory
Come to us and save us, Lord God almighty.
Come to us and save us, Lord God almighty.
Let your face smile on us and we shall be safe.
Come to us and save us, Lord God almighty.
Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit.
Come to us and save us, Lord God almighty.

Canticum

Exsultatio animæ in Domino

O clavis David et sceptrum domus Israel; qui áperis et nemo claudit; claudis et nemo áperit: veni et educ vinctum de domo cárceris, sedéntem in ténebris et umbra mortis.
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 sǽcula.
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
O clavis David et sceptrum domus Israel; qui áperis et nemo claudit; claudis et nemo áperit: veni et educ vinctum de domo cárceris, sedéntem in ténebris et umbra mortis.
CanticleMagnificat

My soul rejoices in the Lord

O key of David and sceptre of Israel, what you open no one else can close again; what you close, no one can open. O come and lead the captive from prison; free those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death.
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.
O key of David and sceptre of Israel, what you open no one else can close again; what you close, no one can open. O come and lead the captive from prison; free those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death.

Preces
Christum redemptórem et Dóminum, fratres dilectíssimi, deprecémur, qui novíssimis diébus maniféste véniet, et cum gáudio implorémus:
Veni, Dómine Iesu.
Redémptor noster et Dómine, qui nascéndo in carne, iugum a nobis sustulísti legis,
  benefícia tuæ pietátis in nobis adímple.
Veni, Dómine Iesu.
Qui de nobis suscepísti quod divinitáti tuæ conveníre vidébas,
  de tuo cónferas quod in nos exspectátus impértias.
Veni, Dómine Iesu.
Desidéria nostra præséntiæ tuæ exhibitióne gratífica
  et accensióne tui amóris cor nostrum inflámma.
Veni, Dómine Iesu.
Tecum gaudeámus in glória,
  quem hic pura fídei cólimus consciéntia.
Veni, Dómine Iesu.
Animas ómnium defunctórum,
  pietátis tuæ rore perfúnde.
Veni, Dómine Iesu.
Prayers and intercessions
The Lord God said: ‘I shall look for the lost one, bring back the stray, bandage the wounded and make the weak strong,’
Lord our God, come to save us.
Lord God, you made us and sustain us with your love:
  help us to recognize that you are in our midst.
Lord our God, come to save us.
You are close to each one of us:
  open our hearts to love you.
Lord our God, come to save us.
We pray for those who find their lives a burden too heavy to bear:
  Lord, be their strength and their hope.
Lord our God, come to save us.
You are Life, and the enemy of death:
  rescue us and all the faithful departed from eternal darkness.
Lord our God, come to save 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, cuius ineffábile Verbum, Angelo nuntiánte, Virgo immaculáta suscépit et, domus divinitátis effécta, Sancti Spíritus luce replétur, quǽsumus, ut nos, eius exémplo, voluntáti tuæ humíliter adhærére valeámus.
Per Dóminum nostrum Iesum Christum, Fílium tuum,
qui tecum vivit et regnat in unitáte Spíritus Sancti, Deus,
per ómnia sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Lord, at the angel’s message
  Mary, the immaculate Virgin,
  became the temple of God
and was filled with the light of the Holy Spirit
  when she received your divine Word.
Grant that, after her example,
  we may humbly and steadfastly follow your will.
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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