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Tuesday 25 April 2017    (other days)
Saint Mark, Evangelist 
Feast

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
Exsúltet cælum láudibus,
resúltet terra gáudiis:
Apostolórum glóriam
sacra canunt sollémnia.
Vos, sæcli iusti iúdices
et vera mundi lúmina,
votis precámur córdium,
audíte preces súpplicum.
Qui cælum verbo cláuditis
serásque eius sólvitis,
nos a peccátis ómnibus
sólvite iussu, quǽsumus.
Quorum præcépto súbditur
salus et languor ómnium,
sanáte ægros móribus,
nos reddéntes virtútibus,
Ut, cum iudex advénerit
Christus in fine sǽculi,
nos sempitérni gáudii
fáciat esse cómpotes.
Deo sint laudes glóriæ,
qui dat nos evangélicis
per vos doctrínis ínstrui
et prósequi cæléstia. Amen.
Hymn
Now let the heavens with joy resound,
And earth the chant re-echo round;
Nor heaven nor earth too high can raise
The great Apostles’ glorious praise.
Theirs was the steadfast faith of saints,
The unconquered hope that never faints,
The perfect love of Christ to know,
That lays the praise of this world low.
In them the Father’s glory shone,
In them the Spirit’s will was done;
The Son’s glad praise to them is given,
With joy resound the courts of heaven.
To thee, Redeemer, now we cry,
That with this glorious band on high,
Through endless ages, by thy grace,
Thy servants also may have place.

Ps 115:10-19
Gratiarum actio in templo

Per ipsum (Christum) offeramus hostiam laudis semper Deo” (Hebr 13, 15).

Evangélii factus sum miníster, secúndum donum grátiæ Dei, allelúia.
10Crédidi, étiam cum locútus sum:*
  «Ego humiliátus sum nimis».
11Ego dixi in trepidatióne mea:*
  «Omnis homo mendax».
12Quid retríbuam Dómino*
  pro ómnibus, quæ retríbuit mihi?
13Cálicem salutáris accípiam*
  et nomen Dómini invocábo.
14Vota mea Dómino reddam*
  coram omni pópulo eius.
15Pretiósa in conspéctu Dómini*
  mors sanctórum eius.
16O Dómine, ego servus tuus,*
  ego servus tuus et fílius ancíllæ tuæ.
Dirupísti víncula mea:†
  17tibi sacrificábo hóstiam laudis*
  et nomen Dómini invocábo.
18Vota mea Dómino reddam*
  coram omni pópulo eius,
19in átriis domus Dómini,*
  in médio tui, Ierúsalem.
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Evangélii factus sum miníster, secúndum donum grátiæ Dei, allelúia.
Psalm 115 (116B)
Thanksgiving in the Temple
I have become a minister of the Gospel according to the bountiful gift of God. Alleluia.
Still I trusted, even when I said
  “I am greatly afflicted,”
when I said in my terror,
  “all men are liars.”
How shall I repay the Lord
  for all he has done for me?
I will take up the cup of salvation
  and call on the name of the Lord.
I will fulfil my vows to the Lord
  before all his people.
Precious in the sight of the Lord
  is the death of his faithful.
O Lord, I am your servant,
  your maidservant’s son.
You have torn apart my chains:
  I will make you a sacrifice of praise,
  I will call on the name of the Lord.
I will fulfil my vows to the Lord
  before all his people,
in the courts of the house of the Lord,
  within your walls, 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.
I have become a minister of the Gospel according to the bountiful gift of God. Alleluia.

Ps 125:1-6
Gaudium et spes in Deo

Sicuti socii passionum estis, sic eritis et consolationis” (2 Cor 1, 7).

Omnia fácio propter Evangélium, ut eius párticeps effíciar, allelúia.
1In converténdo Dóminus captivitátem Sion,*
  facti sumus quasi somniántes.
2Tunc replétum est gáudio os nostrum,*
  et lingua nostra exsultatióne.
Tunc dicébant inter gentes:*
  «Magnificávit Dóminus fácere cum eis».
5Magnificávit Dóminus fácere nobíscum;*
  facti sumus lætántes.
4Convérte, Dómine, captivitátem nostram,*
  sicut torréntes in austro.
5Qui séminant in lácrimis,*
  in exsultatióne metent.
6Eúntes ibant et flebant*
  semen spargéndum portántes;
veniéntes autem vénient in exsultatióne*
  portántes manípulos suos.
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Omnia fácio propter Evangélium, ut eius párticeps effíciar, allelúia.
Psalm 125 (126)
Gladness and hope in the Lord
I do all things for the sake of the gospel, to have a share in its blessings. Alleluia.
When the Lord gave Zion back her captives, we became like dreamers.
Our mouths were filled with gladness and our voices cried in exultation.
Among the Gentiles they were saying,
  “By his deeds the Lord has shown himself great.”
The Lord’s deeds showed forth his greatness,
  and filled us with rejoicing.
Give us back our captives, O Lord,
  as you renew the dry streams in the desolate South.
Those who sow in tears will rejoice at the harvest.
They wept as they went, went with seed for the sowing;
but with joy they will come, come bearing the sheaves.
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 do all things for the sake of the gospel, to have a share in its blessings. Alleluia.

Canticumcf. Ep1:3-10
De Deo salvatore
Mihi data est grátia hæc: in géntibus evangelizáre investigábiles divítias Christi, allelúia.
3Benedíctus Deus et Pater Dómini nostri Iesu Christi,*
  qui benedíxit nos in omni benedictióne spiritáli in cæléstibus in Christo,
4sicut elégit nos in ipso ante mundi constitutiónem,†
  ut essémus sancti et immaculáti*
  in conspéctu eius in caritáte,
5qui prædestinávit nos in adoptiónem filiórum†
  per Iesum Christum in ipsum,*
  secúndum beneplácitum voluntátis suæ,
6in laudem glóriæ grátiæ suæ,*
  in qua gratificávit nos in Dilécto,
7in quo habémus redemptiónem per sánguinem eius,*
  remissiónem peccatórum,
secúndum divítias grátiæ eius,†
  8quae superabundávit in nobis*
  in omni sapiéntia et prudéntia,
9notum fáciens nobis mystérium voluntátis suæ,*
  secúndum beneplácitum eius,
quod propósuit in eo,*
  10in dispensatiónem plenitúdinis témporum:
recapituláre ómnia in Christo,*
  quæ in cælis et quæ in terra.
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Mihi data est grátia hæc: in géntibus evangelizáre investigábiles divítias Christi, allelúia.
CanticleEphesians 1
God the Saviour
To me this grace was given, to preach to the peoples the unsearchable riches of Christ. Alleluia.
Blessed be God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
  who has blessed us, in Christ,
  with every spiritual blessing in heaven.
In love, he chose us before the creation of the world,
  to be holy and spotless in his sight.
He predestined us to be his adopted children through Jesus Christ,
  simply because it pleased him to do so.
This he did for the praise of the glory of his grace,
  of his free gift to us in his Beloved,
in whose blood we have gained redemption,
  and the forgiveness of our sins.
This he did according to the riches of his grace,
  which he gave us in abundance,
with all wisdom and discernment,
  revealing to us the mysteries of his will,
  because it pleased him to do so.
In this action he has planned, in the fulfilment of time,
  to bring all things together in Christ,
  from the heavens and from 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.
To me this grace was given, to preach to the peoples the unsearchable riches of Christ. Alleluia.

Lectio brevisCol 1:3-6
Grátias ágimus Deo Patri Dómini nostri Iesu Christi semper pro vobis orántes, audiéntes fidem vestram in Christo Iesu et dilectiónem, quam habétis in sanctos omnes, propter spem, quæ repósita est vobis in cælis, quam ante audístis in verbo veritátis evangélii, quod pervénit ad vos, sicut et in univérso mundo est fructíficans et crescens.
Short Reading
Colossians 1:3-6 ©
We have never failed to remember you in our prayers and to give thanks for you to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, ever since we heard about your faith in Christ Jesus and the love that you show towards all the saints because of the hope which is stored up for you in heaven. It is only recently that you heard of this, when it was announced in the message of the truth. The Good News which has reached you is spreading and bearing fruit all over the world.

Responsorium breve
℣. Annuntiáte inter gentes glóriam Dómini, * Allelúia, allelúia. Annuntiáte.
℟. In ómnibus pópulis mirabília eius.* Allelúia, allelúia. Glória Patri. Annuntiáte.
Short Responsory
Tell of the glory of the Lord; announce it among the nations. Alleluia, alleluia.
Tell of the glory of the Lord; announce it among the nations. Alleluia, alleluia.
Speak of his wonderful deeds to all the peoples.
Tell of the glory of the Lord; announce it among the nations. Alleluia, alleluia.
Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit.
Tell of the glory of the Lord; announce it among the nations. Alleluia, alleluia.

Canticum
Exsultatio animæ in Domino
Verbum Dómini manet in ætérnum: hoc est autem verbum, quod evangelizátum est in vos, 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 sǽcula.
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Verbum Dómini manet in ætérnum: hoc est autem verbum, quod evangelizátum est in vos, allelúia.
CanticleMagnificat
My soul rejoices in the Lord
The word of the Lord remains for ever; and that is the gospel which has been preached to you, 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.
The word of the Lord remains for ever; and that is the gospel which has been preached to you, alleluia.

Preces
Deus, Pater lúminum, ad fidem veritátis nos vocávit per Evangélium Fílii sui. Eum deprecémur pro pópulo sancto eius, dicéntes:
Recordáre Ecclésiæ tuæ, Dómine.
Pater, qui Fílium tuum, pastórem magnum óvium, de mórtuis eduxísti,
  præsta, ut eius testes simus usque ad últimum terræ.
Recordáre Ecclésiæ tuæ, Dómine.
Qui Fílium tuum misísti in mundum evangelizáre paupéribus,
  da, ut omni creatúræ Evangélium prædicémus.
Recordáre Ecclésiæ tuæ, Dómine.
Qui tuum misísti Fílium semináre semen verbi,
  concéde, ut, verbum seminántes cum labóre, fruges metámus in gáudio.
Recordáre Ecclésiæ tuæ, Dómine.
Qui Fílium tuum misísti reconciliáre tibi mundum per sánguinem suum,
  tríbue, ut ad reconciliatiónem omnes cooperémur.
Recordáre Ecclésiæ tuæ, Dómine.
Qui Fílium tuum ad déxteram tuam in cæléstibus constituísti,
  defúnctos in regnum beatitúdinis admítte.
Recordáre Ecclésiæ tuæ, Dómine.
Prayers and intercessions
O God the Father of light, you called us to the true faith through the gospel of your Son. We pray to him now for all his holy people, saying:
Remember your Church, O Lord.
Father, you raised your Son from the dead to be the Shepherd of a huge flock;
  make us his witnesses to the ends of the earth.
Remember your Church, O Lord.
You sent your Son into the world to proclaim the good news to the poor;
  grant that we may bring his gospel into the darkness of men’s lives.
Remember your Church, O Lord.
You sent your Son to plant in men’s hearts the seed of imperishable life;
  may we labour to sow his word and reap a harvest of joy.
Remember your Church, O Lord.
You sent your Son to reconcile the world with yourself by the shedding of his blood;
  let us become his fellow workers in restoring men to your friendship.
Remember your Church, O Lord.
You placed your Son at your own right hand in heaven;
  receive the dead into the happiness of your kingdom.
Remember your Church, O Lord.

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 beátum Marcum evangelístam tuum evangélicæ prædicatiónis grátia sublimásti, tríbue, quǽsumus, eius nos eruditióne ita profícere, ut vestígia Christi fidéliter sequámur.
Per Dóminum nostrum Iesum Christum, Fílium tuum,
qui tecum vivit et regnat in unitáte Spíritus Sancti, Deus,
per ómnia sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Almighty God,
  you chose out the evangelist Saint Mark
  and ennobled him with grace to preach the gospel.
Let his teaching so improve our lives
  that we may walk faithfully in the footsteps of Christ.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
  who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
  one God, for ever and ever.

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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