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Saturday 3 December 2016    (other days)
Saturday of the 1st week of Advent

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. 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
Rector potens, verax Deus,
qui témperas rerum vices,
splendóre mane ínstruis
et ígnibus merídiem,
Exstíngue flammas lítium,
aufer calórem nóxium,
confer salútem córporum
verámque pacem córdium.
Præsta, Pater piíssime,
Patríque compar Unice,
cum Spíritu Paráclito
regnans per omne sǽculum. 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


Ps 118:33-40
Gábriel ángelus locútus est Maríæ, dicens: Ave, grátia plena; Dóminus tecum; benedícta tu inter mulíeres.
33Legem pone mihi, Dómine, viam iustificatiónum tuárum,*
  et servábo eam semper.
34Da mihi intelléctum, et servábo legem tuam*
  et custódiam illam in toto corde meo.
35Deduc me in sémitam præceptórum tuórum,*
  quia ipsam vólui.
36Inclína cor meum in testimónia tua*
  et non in avarítiam.
37Avérte óculos meos, ne vídeant vanitátem;*
  in via tua vivífica me.
38Súscita servo tuo elóquium tuum,*
  quod est ad timórem tuum.
39Amove oppróbrium meum, quod suspicátus sum,*
  quia iudícia tua iucúnda.
40Ecce concupívi mandáta tua;*
  in iustítia tua vivífica me.
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Psalm 118(119): 33-40
The angel Gabriel said to Mary, ‘Rejoice, most highly favoured one! The Lord is with you. Of all women you are the most blessed.’
Lay down the law for me, Lord,
  the way of your statutes,
  and I will follow it always.
Give me understanding, and I will obey your law
  and keep it with all my heart.
Lead me down the path of your commandments,
  for that is the path I desire.
Turn my heart towards your precepts
  and away from the pursuit of wealth.
Turn my eyes away from frivolous things:
  let me live by following your path.
Keep your promises to your servant,
  so that you may be feared.
Keep me from the insults I fear,
  for your judgements are kind.
See how I long for your precepts;
  and give me life by your righteousness.
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.

Ps 33:2-11
Dominus iustorum salus

Gustastis quoniam dulcis Dominus” (1 Petr 2, 3).

2Benedícam Dóminum in omni témpore,*
  semper laus eius in ore meo.
3In Dómino gloriábitur ánima mea,*
  áudiant mansuéti et læténtur.
4Magnificáte Dóminum mecum,*
  et exaltémus nomen eius in idípsum.
5Exquisívi Dóminum, et exaudívit me*
  et ex ómnibus terróribus meis erípuit me.
6Respícite ad eum, et illuminámini*
  et fácies vestræ non confundéntur.
7Iste pauper clamávit,†
  et Dóminus exaudívit eum*
  et de ómnibus tribulatiónibus eius salvávit eum.
8Vallábit ángelus Dómini in circúitu timéntes eum*
  et erípiet eos.
9Gustáte et vidéte quóniam suávis est Dóminus;*
  beátus vir, qui sperat in eo.
10Timéte Dóminum, sancti eius,*
  quóniam non est inópia timéntibus eum.
11Dívites eguérunt et esuriérunt,*
  inquiréntes autem Dóminum non defícient omni bono.
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Psalm 33 (34)
The Lord, the salvation of the righteous
I shall bless the Lord for ever:
  my mouth will proclaim his praise.
My soul will glory in the Lord:
  let the meek listen and rejoice.
Join me and proclaim the greatness of the Lord:
  together let us exalt his name.
I sought the Lord and he listened to me:
  he rescued me from all my fears.
Look to him and he will shine upon you,
  and you will not be put to shame.
This poor man called, and the Lord answered him
  and saved him from all his many troubles.
The angel of the Lord will build defences
  round those who fear the Lord:
  he will come to their rescue.
Taste and see that the Lord is kind:
  happy the man who hopes in him.
Revere the Lord, his saints:
  for those who fear him are never destitute.
The rich are hungry and in want,
  but for those who seek the Lord
  there is no lack of good things.
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.

Ps 33:12-23
12Veníte, fílii, audíte me:*
  timórem Dómini docébo vos.
13Quis est homo, qui vult vitam,*
  díligit dies, ut vídeat bonum?
14Próhibe linguam tuam a malo,*
  et lábia tua ne loquántur dolum.
15Divérte a malo et fac bonum,*
  inquíre pacem et perséquere eam.
16Oculi Dómini super iustos,*
  et aures eius in clamórem eórum.
17Vultus autem Dómini super faciéntes mala,*
  ut perdat de terra memóriam eórum.
18Clamavérunt, et Dóminus exaudívit*
  et ex ómnibus tribulatiónibus eórum liberávit eos.
19Iuxta est Dóminus iis, qui contríto sunt corde,*
  et confráctos spíritu salvábit.
20Multæ tribulatiónes iustórum,*
  et de ómnibus his liberábit eos Dóminus.
21Custódit ómnia ossa eórum,*
  unum ex his non conterétur.
22Interfíciet peccatórem malítia,*
  et, qui odérunt iustum, puniéntur.
23Rédimet Dóminus ánimas servórum suórum,*
  et non puniéntur omnes, qui sperant in eo.
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Gábriel ángelus locútus est Maríæ, dicens: Ave, grátia plena; Dóminus tecum; benedícta tu inter mulíeres.
Psalm 33 (34)
Come, children, listen to me:
  I shall teach you the fear of the Lord.
Who is the man who desires life,
  who wants to live long to enjoy good things?
Do not let your tongue speak evil:
  let your lips not utter deceit.
Avoid evil, do good:
  seek peace and follow it.
The eyes of the Lord are on the just
  and his ears hear their cries;
but the face of the Lord is against those who do evil:
  he wipes their memory from the earth.
The just cried out, and the Lord listened
  and freed them from all their many troubles.
The Lord is close to the broken-hearted:
  the crushed in spirit he will save.
Many are the troubles of the just,
  but the Lord will free them from all of them.
He will protect all their bones:
  not one will be broken.
Their own evil destroys sinners:
  those who hate the just will be punished.
The Lord will redeem the souls of his servants:
  those who put their hope in him will not be punished.
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 angel Gabriel said to Mary, ‘Rejoice, most highly favoured one! The Lord is with you. Of all women you are the most blessed.’
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


Ps 122:1-5
Dominus fiducia populi

Duo cæci ... clamaverunt: «Domine, miserere nostri, Fili David»” (Mt 20, 30).

Gábriel ángelus locútus est Maríæ, dicens: Ave, grátia plena; Dóminus tecum; benedícta tu inter mulíeres.
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.
Psalm 122 (123)
The Lord guards his people
The angel Gabriel said to Mary, ‘Rejoice, most highly favoured one! The Lord is with you. Of all women you are the most blessed.’
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.

Ps 123:1-8
Adiutorium nostrum in nomine Domini

Dixit Dominus Paulo: «Noli timere ... quia ego sum tecum»” (Act 18, 9-10).

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.
Psalm 123 (124)
Our help is in the name of the Lord
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.

Ps 124:1-5
Dominus custos populi sui

Pax super Israel Dei” (Gal 6, 16).

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.
Gábriel ángelus locútus est Maríæ, dicens: Ave, grátia plena; Dóminus tecum; benedícta tu inter mulíeres.
Psalm 124 (125)
The Lord guards his people
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.
The angel Gabriel said to Mary, ‘Rejoice, most highly favoured one! The Lord is with you. Of all women you are the most blessed.’

CONCLUSION


Lectio brevisIs 4:3
Omnis qui relíctus fúerit in Sion et resíduus in Ierúsalem, sanctus vocábitur, omnis, qui scriptus est ad vitam in Ierúsalem.
Short ReadingIsaiah 4:3 ©
Those who are left of Zion and remain of Jerusalem shall be called holy and those left in Jerusalem, noted down for survival.

℣. Meménto nostri, Dómine, in beneplácito pópuli tui.
℟. Vísita nos in salutári tuo.
Remember us, Lord, for the love you bear your people.
Come to us as a saviour.

Oremus.
  Deus, qui ad liberándum humánum genus a vetustátis condicióne Unigénitum tuum in hunc mundum misísti, largíre devóte exspectántibus supérnæ tuæ grátiam pietátis, ut ad veræ perveniámus prǽmium libertátis.
  Per Christum Dóminum nostrum.
  Amen.
Let us pray.
Lord, to free man from his sinful state
  you sent your only Son into this world.
Grant to us who in faith and love wait for his coming
  your gift of grace
  and the reward of true freedom.
Through Christ our Lord.

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

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