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Saturday 3 December 2016    (other days)
Saint Francis Xavier, Priest 
 (Saturday of the 1st week of Advent)

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
Cónditor alme síderum,
ætérna lux credéntium,
Christe, redémptor ómnium,
exáudi preces súpplicum.
Qui cóndolens intéritu
mortis períre sǽculum,
salvásti mundum lánguidum,
donans reis remédium,
Vergénte mundi véspere,
uti sponsus de thálamo,
egréssus honestíssima
Vírginis matris cláusula.
Cuius forti poténtiæ
genu curvántur ómnia;
cæléstia, terréstria
nutu faténtur súbdita.
Te, Sancte, fide quǽsumus,
ventúre iudex sǽculi,
consérva nos in témpore
hostis a telo pérfidi.
Sit, Christe, rex piíssime,
tibi Patríque glória
cum Spíritu Paráclito,
in sempitérna sǽcula. Amen.
Hymn
On Jordan’s bank the Baptist’s cry
Announces that the Lord is nigh;
Come then and hearken, for he brings
Glad tidings from the King of kings.
Then cleansed be every Christian breast,
And furnished for so great a guest!
Yea, let us each his heart prepare
For Christ to come and enter there.
For thou art our salvation, Lord,
Our refuge and our great reward;
Without thy grace our souls must fade,
And wither like a flower decayed.
Stretch forth thine hand, to heal our sore,
And make us rise to fall no more;
Once more upon thy people shine,
And fill the world with love divine.
All praise, eternal Son, to thee,
Whose Advent sets thy people free,
Whom, with the Father, we adore,
And Holy Ghost, for evermore.

Ps 118:105-112
Meditatio verbi Domini in lege

Hoc est præceptum meum, ut diligatis invicem ” (Io 15, 12).

Gaude et lætáre, nova Sion: ecce enim Rex tuus véniet, mitis et salvans ánimas nostras.
105Lucérna pédibus meis verbum tuum*
  et lumen sémitis meis.
106Iurávi et státui*
  custodíre iudícia iustítiæ tuæ.
107Humiliátus sum usquequáque, Dómine;*
  vivífica me secúndum verbum tuum.
108Voluntária oris mei beneplácita sint, Dómine,*
  et iudícia tua doce me.
109Anima mea in mánibus meis semper,*
  et legem tuam non sum oblítus.
110Posuérunt peccatóres láqueum mihi,*
  et de mandátis tuis non errávi.
111Heréditas mea testimónia tua in ætérnum,*
  quia exsultátio cordis mei sunt.
112Inclinávi cor meum ad faciéndas iustificatiónes tuas*
  in ætérnum, in finem.
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Gaude et lætáre, nova Sion: ecce enim Rex tuus véniet, mitis et salvans ánimas nostras.
Psalm 118 (119): 105-112
Rejoice and be glad, new Sion. See now how humbly your King, our Saviour, will come to you.
Your word is a lamp to guide my feet,
  a light for my journey.
I have firmly sworn to keep your just laws.
Lord, I am greatly afflicted:
  revive me as you have promised.
Lord, accept the vows I make,
  and teach me your judgements.
I hold my life in my hands,
  I remember your laws.
The wicked placed a trap for me,
  but I did not wander from your commandments.
Your decrees are my inheritance for ever,
  they are the joy of my heart:
my heart is set on carrying them out,
  for ever, until the end.
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.
Rejoice and be glad, new Sion. See now how humbly your King, our Saviour, will come to you.

Ps 15:1-11
Dominus pars hereditatis meae

Deus suscitavit Iesum, solutis doloribus inferni” (Act 2. 24).

Confortáte manus dissolútas; confortámini, dícite: Ecce Deus noster véniet et salvábit nos, allelúia.
1Consérva me, Deus,*
  quóniam sperávi in te.
2Dixi Dómino: «Dóminus meus es tu,*
  bonum mihi non est sine te».
3In sanctos, qui sunt in terra, ínclitos viros,*
  omnis volúntas mea in eos.
4Multiplicántur dolóres eórum,*
  qui post deos aliénos acceleravérunt.
Non effúndam libatiónes eórum de sanguínibus,*
  neque assúmam nómina eórum in lábiis meis.
5Dóminus pars hereditátis meæ et cálicis mei:*
  tu es qui détines sortem meam.
6Funes cecidérunt mihi in præcláris;*
  ínsuper et heréditas mea speciósa est mihi.
7Benedícam Dóminum, qui tríbuit mihi intelléctum;*
  ínsuper et in nóctibus erudiérunt me renes mei.
8Proponébam Dóminum in conspéctu meo semper;*
  quóniam a dextris est mihi non commovébor.
9Propter hoc lætátum est cor meum,†
  et exsultavérunt præcórdia mea;*
  ínsuper et caro mea requiéscet in spe.
10Quóniam non derelínques ánimam meam in inférno,*
  nec dabis sanctum tuum vidére corruptiónem.
11Notas mihi fácies vias vitæ,†
  plenitúdinem lætítiæ cum vultu tuo,*
  delectatiónes in déxtera tua usque in finem.
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Confortáte manus dissolútas; confortámini, dícite: Ecce Deus noster véniet et salvábit nos, allelúia.
Psalm 15 (16)
The Lord, my inheritance
Strengthen the weary hands: be strong, and say: ‘Behold, our God will come and he will save us, alleluia.’
Preserve me, Lord,
  I put my hope in you.
I have said to the Lord
  “You are my Lord,
  in you alone is all my good.”
As for the holy and noble men of the land,
  in them is all my delight.
But for those who run to alien gods,
  their sorrows are many.
I will not share in their libations of blood.
  I will not speak their names.
You, Lord, are my inheritance and my cup.
  You control my destiny,
the lot marked out for me is of the best,
  my inheritance is all I could ask for.
I will bless the Lord who gave me understanding;
  even in the night my heart will teach me wisdom.
I will hold the Lord for ever in my sight:
  with him at my side I can never be shaken.
Thus it is that my heart rejoices,
  heart and soul together;
  while my body rests in calm hope.
You will not leave my soul in the underworld.
  You will not let your chosen one see decay.
You will show me the paths of life,
  the fullness of joy before your face,
  and delights at your right hand until the end of time.
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.
Strengthen the weary hands: be strong, and say: ‘Behold, our God will come and he will save us, alleluia.’

CanticumPhil2:6-11
De Christo, servo Dei
Lex per Móysen data est, grátia et véritas per Iesum Christum facta est.
6Christus Iesus, cum in forma Dei esset,*
  non rapínam arbitrátus est esse se æquálem Deo,
7sed semetípsum exinanívit
  formam servi accípiens,†
  in similitúdinem hóminum factus;*
  et hábitu invéntus ut homo,
8humiliávit semetípsum†
  factus obœ́diens usque ad mortem,*
  mortem autem crucis.
9Propter quod et Deus illum exaltávit†
  et donávit illi nomen,*
  quod est super omne nomen,
10ut in nómine Iesu omne genu flectátur*
  cæléstium et terréstrium et infernórum
11et omnis lingua confiteátur:*
  «Dóminus Iesus Christus!»,
  in glóriam Dei Patris.
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Lex per Móysen data est, grátia et véritas per Iesum Christum facta est.
CanticlePhilippians 2
Christ, God's servant
The Law was given through Moses; grace and truth have come through Jesus Christ.
Jesus Christ, although he shared God’s nature,
  did not try to cling to his equality with God;
but emptied himself, took on the form of a slave,
  and became like a man:
not in appearance only,
  for he humbled himself by accepting death,
  even death on a cross.
For this, God has raised him high,
  and given him the name that is above every name,
so that at the name of Jesus every knee will bend,
  in heaven, on earth, and under the earth,
and every tongue will proclaim
  “Jesus Christ is Lord,”
  to the glory of God the Father.
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 Law was given through Moses; grace and truth have come through Jesus Christ.

Lectio brevis1 Th 5:23-24
Ipse Deus pacis sanctíficet vos per ómnia, et ínteger spíritus vester et ánima et corpus sine queréla in advéntu Dómini nostri Iesu Christi servétur. Fidélis est, qui vocat vos, qui étiam fáciet.
Short Reading
1 Thessalonians 5:23-24 ©
May the God of peace make you perfect and holy; and may you all be kept safe and blameless, spirit, soul and body, for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. God has called you and he will not fail you.

Responsorium breve
℣. Osténde nobis, Dómine,* Misericórdiam tuam. Osténde.
℟. Et salutáre tuum da nobis.* Misericórdiam tuam. Glória Patri. Osténde.
Short Responsory
Show us, Lord, your steadfast love.
Show us, Lord, your steadfast love.
And grant us your salvation.
Show us, Lord, your steadfast love.
Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit.
Show us, Lord, your steadfast love.

Canticum
Exsultatio animæ in Domino
Venit Ioánnes Baptísta prǽdicans in desérto et dicens: Pæniténtiam ágite; appropinquávit enim regnum cælórum.
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.
Venit Ioánnes Baptísta prǽdicans in desérto et dicens: Pæniténtiam ágite; appropinquávit enim regnum cælórum.
CanticleMagnificat
My soul rejoices in the Lord
John the Baptist appeared; he preached in the wilderness of Judaea and this was his message: ‘Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is close at hand.’ (Year A)
Or: Come, Lord, and bring us peace. Let us rejoice before you with sincere hearts.
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.
John the Baptist appeared; he preached in the wilderness of Judaea and this was his message: ‘Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is close at hand.’ (Year A)
Or: Come, Lord, and bring us peace. Let us rejoice before you with sincere hearts.

Preces
Christum Dóminum, fratres caríssimi, ex Vírgine María natum, húmiles deprecémur lætantésque vocémus:
Veni, Dómine Iesu.
Fili Dei unigénite, qui ventúrus es ut verus ángelus testaménti,
  fac ut mundus te suscípiat et agnóscat.
Veni, Dómine Iesu.
Qui génitus in sinu Patris, incarnári venísti ex María Vírgine,
  ab omni corruptióne humánæ condiciónis nos élue.
Veni, Dómine Iesu.
Qui, vita cum sis, venísti mortem perférre,
  tríbue nobis nihil de mortis damnatióne sentíre.
Veni, Dómine Iesu.
Et quia merces tua ad iudícium tecum véniet, píetas tua consuéta tunc nobis occúrrat in múnere,
  quæ nostrum sólita est semper removére languórem.
Veni, Dómine Iesu.
Christe Dómine, qui morte tua mórtuis subvenísti,
  pro defúnctis nos orántes exáudi.
Veni, Dómine Iesu.
Prayers and intercessions
Before time began, the Word was with the Father; in the fulness of time he came to us through the Virgin Mary.
Come today through the Church, Lord Jesus.
All that came to be was alive with his life:
  may our lives be a light for men.
Come today through the Church, Lord Jesus.
The Word dwells with God:
  may we dwell with him in the Father’s love.
Come today through the Church, Lord Jesus.
The Word entered his own realm, and his own would not receive him.
  By responding to those who demand our care, may we welcome him into our hearts.
Come today through the Church, Lord Jesus.
The Word came among us, full of grace and truth;
  may all the dead be counted as children of God.
Come today through the Church, Lord Jesus.

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.

Omnípotens et miséricors Deus, in tui occúrsum Fílii festinántes nulla ópera terréni actus impédiant, sed sapiéntiæ cæléstis erudítio nos fáciat eius esse consórtes.
Qui tecum vivit et regnat in unitáte Spíritus Sancti, Deus,
per ómnia sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Almighty and merciful God,
  let neither our daily work nor the cares of this life
  prevent us from hastening to meet your Son.
Enlighten us with your wisdom
  and lead us into his company.
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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