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Tuesday 31 March 2015    (other days)
Tuesday of Holy Week

Sext (Midday 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.
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.

Hymnus
Qua Christus hora sítiit
crucem vel in qua súbiit,
quos præstat in hac psállere
ditet siti iustítiæ.
Simul sit his esúries,
quam ipse de se sátiet,
crimen sit ut fastídium
virtúsque desidérium.
Charísma Sancti Spíritus
sic ínfluat psalléntibus,
ut carnis æstus frígeat
et mentis algor férveat.
Christum rogámus et Patrem,
Christi Patrísque Spíritum;
unum potens per ómnia,
fove precántes, Trínitas. Amen.
Hymn
Lord God and Maker of all things,
Creation is upheld by you.
While all must change and know decay,
You are unchanging, always new.
You are man’s solace and his shield,
His Rock secure on which to build.
You are the spirit’s tranquil home,
In you alone is hope fulfilled.
To God the Father and the Son
And Holy Spirit render praise:
Blest Trinity, from age to age
The strength of all our living days.
Stanbrook Abbey Hymnal

The psalms of the day are shown here. If you are reciting more than one daytime hour (Terce, Sext, None) today, use the psalms of the day at one hour and the complementary psalms at the others.

PSALMS OF THE DAY


Psalmus 118:49-56
Sicut novit me Pater, et ego agnósco Patrem et ánimam meam pono pro óvibus meis.
49Memor esto verbi tui servo tuo,*
  in quo mihi spem dedísti.
50Hoc me consolátum est in humiliatióne mea,*
  quia elóquium tuum vivificávit me.
51Supérbi derisérunt me veheménter;*
  a lege autem tua non declinávi.
52Memor fui iudiciórum tuórum a sǽculo, Dómine,*
  et consolátus sum.
53Indignátio ténuit me*
  propter peccatóres derelinquéntes legem tuam.
54Cántica factæ sunt mihi iustificatiónes tuæ*
  in loco peregrinatiónis meæ.
55Memor fui nocte nóminis tui, Dómine,*
  et custódiam legem tuam.
56Hoc factum est mihi,*
  quia mandáta tua servávi.
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Sicut novit me Pater, et ego agnósco Patrem et ánimam meam pono pro óvibus meis.
Psalm 118(119): 49-56
As the Father knows me, so I know the Father; and I lay down my life for my sheep.
Remember how you gave your word to your servant,
  for thus you gave me hope.
It was this that consoled me in my distress,
  for your promise gave me life.
The proud laughed themselves sick over me,
  but I did not turn away from your law.
I remembered your eternal decrees, O Lord,
  and they brought me consolation.
I was seized with indignation
  at the sinners who abandon your law.
I made your statutes into songs
  to sing in my exile.
At night I remembered your name, O Lord,
  and I will keep your law.
This will be to my credit:
  that I followed your precepts.
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.
As the Father knows me, so I know the Father; and I lay down my life for my sheep.

Psalmus 52:2-7
Impiorum stultitia
Omnes peccaverunt et egent gloria Dei” (Rom 3, 23).
Sicut novit me Pater, et ego agnósco Patrem et ánimam meam pono pro óvibus meis.
1Dixit insípiens in corde suo: «Non est Deus».†
  2Corrúpti sunt et abominatiónes operáti sunt;*
  non est qui fáciat bonum.
3Deus de cælo prospéxit super fílios hóminum,*
  ut vídeat si est intéllegens aut requírens Deum.
4Omnes declinavérunt, simul corrúpti sunt;*
  non est qui fáciat bonum, non est usque ad unum.
5Nonne scient omnes, qui operántur iniquitátem,*
  qui dévorant plebem meam ut cibum panis?
Deum non invocavérunt;*
  6illic trepidavérunt timóre, et non erat timor.
Quóniam Deus dissipávit ossa eórum, qui te obsidébant*
  confúsi sunt, quóniam Deus sprevit eos.
7Quis dabit ex Sion salutáre Israel?†
  Cum convérterit Deus captivitátem plebis suæ,*
  exsultábit Iacob et lætábitur Israel.
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Sicut novit me Pater, et ego agnósco Patrem et ánimam meam pono pro óvibus meis.
Psalm 52 (53)
The folly of the lawless
As the Father knows me, so I know the Father; and I lay down my life for my sheep.
The fool has said in his heart, ‘There is no God’.
  They are corrupt and they do vile things:
  not one of them does good.
From heaven the Lord looks down on the sons of men
  to see if any understand, and seek God.
All have fallen away, each as corrupt as the other.
  Not one of them does good, not even one.
They must know what they are doing, those who do evil,
  who eat up my people like so much bread.
They did not call on the Lord,
  so they tremble with fear
  when there is no reason to be afraid.
Since God has scattered the bones
  of those who besieged you,
  they are disgraced because God has rejected them.
Who will bring Israel salvation from Zion?
  When the Lord delivers his people from captivity,
  Jacob will exult and Israel will rejoice.
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.
As the Father knows me, so I know the Father; and I lay down my life for my sheep.

Psalmus 53:3-6,8-9
Imploratio auxilii
Orat propheta, ut in nomine Domini a persequentium malignitate liberetur” (Cassiodorus).
Sicut novit me Pater, et ego agnósco Patrem et ánimam meam pono pro óvibus meis.
3Deus, in nómine tuo salvum me fac*
  et in virtúte tua iúdica me.
4Deus, exáudi oratiónem meam,*
  áuribus pércipe verba oris mei!
5Quóniam supérbi insurrexérunt advérsum me,†
  et fortes quæsiérunt ánimam meam*
  et non proposuérunt Deum ante conspéctum suum.
6Ecce enim Deus ádiuvat me,*
  et Dóminus suscéptor est ánimæ meæ.
8Voluntárie sacrificábo tibi,*
  confitébor nómini tuo, Dómine, quóniam bonum est;
9quóniam ex omni tribulatióne erípuit me,*
  et super inimícos meos despéxit óculus meus.
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Sicut novit me Pater, et ego agnósco Patrem et ánimam meam pono pro óvibus meis.
Psalm 53 (54)
A plea for help
As the Father knows me, so I know the Father; and I lay down my life for my sheep.
God, by your name, save me.
  In your power, God, judge me.
God, listen to my prayer
  and turn your ear to the words of my mouth.
The proud have risen up against me,
  the strong seek to take my life.
  They do not keep God in their hearts.
But God helps me,
  and the Lord lifts up my soul.
Willingly I will sacrifice to you
  and proclaim your name, O God,
  proclaim your good name.
It has rescued me from all my troubles,
  and my eyes look down on my enemies.
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.
As the Father knows me, so I know the Father; and I lay down my life for my sheep.
OR:

At the daytime hours (Terce, Sext, None) when you don’t choose to use the psalms of the day, use the complementary psalms instead.

COMPLEMENTARY PSALMS


Psalmus 122:1-5
Dominus fiducia populi
Duo cæci ... clamaverunt: «Domine, miserere nostri, Fili David»” (Mt 20, 30).
Sicut novit me Pater, et ego agnósco Patrem et ánimam meam pono pro óvibus meis.
1Ad te levávi óculos meos,*
  qui hábitas in cælis.
2Ecce sicut óculi servórum ad manus dominórum suórum,*
  sicut óculi ancíllæ ad manus dóminæ suæ,
ita óculi nostri ad Dóminum Deum nostrum,*
  donec misereátur nostri.
3Miserére nostri, Dómine, miserére nostri,*
  quia multum repléti sumus despectióne;
4quia multum repléta est ánima nostra*
  derisióne abundántium et despectióne superbórum.
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Sicut novit me Pater, et ego agnósco Patrem et ánimam meam pono pro óvibus meis.
Psalm 122 (123)
The Lord guards his people
As the Father knows me, so I know the Father; and I lay down my life for my sheep.
To you I lift up my eyes,
  to you who dwell in the heavens.
Like the eyes of a servant watching his master,
  like the eyes of a maid on her mistress’s hands,
  so we keep our eyes on the Lord our God,
  as we wait for his kindness.
Take pity on us, Lord, take pity:
  we have had our fill of contempt.
Our souls have had their fill
  of the laughter of the rich,
  of the contempt of the proud.
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.
As the Father knows me, so I know the Father; and I lay down my life for my sheep.

Psalmus 123:1-8
Adiutorium nostrum in nomine Domini
Dixit Dominus Paulo: «Noli timere ... quia ego sum tecum»” (Act 18, 9-10).
Sicut novit me Pater, et ego agnósco Patrem et ánimam meam pono pro óvibus meis.
1Nisi quia Dóminus erat in nobis, dicat nunc Israel,†
  2nisi quia Dóminus erat in nobis,*
  cum exsúrgerent hómines in nos:
3forte vivos deglutíssent nos,*
  cum irascerétur furor eórum in nos.
4Fórsitan aqua absorbuísset nos,†
  torrens pertransísset ánimam nostram*
  5fórsitan pertransíssent ánimam nostram aquæ intumescéntes.
6Benedíctus Dóminus;*
  qui non dedit nos in direptiónem déntibus eórum.
7Anima nostra sicut passer erépta est*
  de láqueo venántium:
láqueus contrítus est,*
  et nos erépti sumus.
8Adiutórium nostrum in nómine Dómini,*
  qui fecit cælum et terram.
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Sicut novit me Pater, et ego agnósco Patrem et ánimam meam pono pro óvibus meis.
Psalm 123 (124)
Our help is in the name of the Lord
As the Father knows me, so I know the Father; and I lay down my life for my sheep.
If the Lord had not been with us
  (so let Israel sing),
If the Lord had not been with us
  when men rose up against us,
they might have skinned us alive,
  such was their anger.
The waters could have drowned us,
  the torrent poured over us,
  the foaming waters poured over us.
Blessed be the Lord, who saved us
  from being torn to pieces by their teeth.
We have escaped, like a bird
  from the snare of the fowler.
The snare was broken,
  and we escaped.
Our help is in the name of the Lord,
  who made heaven and 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.
As the Father knows me, so I know the Father; and I lay down my life for my sheep.

Psalmus 124:1-5
Dominus custos populi sui
Pax super Israel Dei” (Gal 6, 16).
Sicut novit me Pater, et ego agnósco Patrem et ánimam meam pono pro óvibus meis.
1Qui confídunt in Dómino sicut mons Sion:*
  non commovébitur, in ætérnum manet.
2Ierúsalem, montes in circúitu eius,†
  et Dóminus in circúitu pópuli sui*
  ex hoc nunc et usque in sǽculum.
3Quia non requiéscet virga iniquitátis super sortem iustórum,*
  ut non exténdant iusti ad iniquitátem manus suas.
4Bénefac, Dómine, bonis*
  et rectis corde.
5Declinántes autem per vias pravas†
  addúcet Dóminus cum operántibus iniquitátem.*
  Pax super Israel!
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Sicut novit me Pater, et ego agnósco Patrem et ánimam meam pono pro óvibus meis.
Psalm 124 (125)
The Lord guards his people
As the Father knows me, so I know the Father; and I lay down my life for my sheep.
Those who trust in the Lord are like the mountain of Zion:
  it cannot be shaken, it will stand firm for ever.
Jerusalem – the mountains stand guard over it,
  and the Lord stands guard over his people,
  both now and for ever.
The sceptre of the wicked shall not rest
  upon the inheritance of the just;
lest the just themselves stretch out their hands
  and turn to wickedness.
Be good, O Lord, to the good
  and the upright of heart.
As for those who turn away to crooked paths,
  the Lord shall treat them like the doers of evil.
Peace be on Israel!
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.
As the Father knows me, so I know the Father; and I lay down my life for my sheep.

CONCLUSION


Lectio brevis
1 Corinthians 1:22-24
Iudæi signa petunt, et Græci sapiéntiam quærunt, nos autem prædicámus Christum crucifíxum, Iudæis quidem scándalum, géntibus autem stultítiam; ipsis autem vocátis, Iudæis atque Græcis, Christum Dei virtútem et Dei sapiéntiam.
Short Reading
1 Corinthians 1:22-24 ©
The Jews demand miracles and the Greeks look for wisdom, but we are preaching a crucified Christ; to the Jews an obstacle that they cannot get over, to the pagans madness, but to those who have been called, whether they are Jews or Greeks, a Christ who is the power and the wisdom of God.

℣. Vere languóres nostros ipse tulit.
℟. Et iniquitátes nostras ipse portávit.
Truly ours were the sufferings he bore.
Ours were the transgressions he carried.

Oremus.
  Omnípotens sempitérne Deus, da nobis ita domínicæ passiónis sacraménta perágere, ut indulgéntiam percípere mereámur. Per Dóminum.
Let us pray.
All-powerful, ever-living God,
  may our sacramental celebration of the Lord’s passion
  bring us your forgiveness.
Through Christ our Lord.
Amen.

Benedicámus Dómino.
– Deo grátias.
Let us praise the Lord.
– Thanks be to God.

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