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Sunday 19 April 2015    (other days)
3rd Sunday of Easter

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
Ad cenam Agni próvidi,
stolis salútis cándidi,
post tránsitum maris Rubri
Christo canámus príncipi.
Cuius corpus sanctíssimum
in ara crucis tórridum,
sed et cruórem róseum
gustándo, Deo vívimus.
Protécti paschæ véspero
a devastánte ángelo,
de Pharaónis áspero
sumus erépti império.
Iam pascha nostrum Christus est,
agnus occísus ínnocens;
sinceritátis ázyma
qui carnem suam óbtulit.
O vera, digna hóstia,
per quam frangúntur tártara,
captíva plebs redímitur,
reddúntur vitæ prǽmia!
Consúrgit Christus túmulo,
victor redit de bárathro,
tyránnum trudens vínculo
et paradísum réserans.
Esto perénne méntibus
paschále, Iesu, gáudium
et nos renátos grátiæ
tuis triúmphis ággrega.
Iesu, tibi sit glória,
qui morte victa prǽnites,
cum Patre et almo Spíritu,
in sempitérna sǽcula.
Amen.
Hymn
The Lamb’s high banquet we await,
In snow-white robes of royal state;
And now, the Red Sea’s channel past,
To Christ our Prince we sing at last.
Upon the altar of the Cross
His body hath redeemed our loss;
And tasting of his scarlet blood,
Our life is hid with him in God.
Now Christ our paschal Lamb is slain,
The Lamb of God that knows no stain,
The true oblation offered here,
Our own unleavened bread sincere.
O thou, from whom hell’s monarch flies,
O great, O very Sacrifice,
Thy captive people are set free,
And endless life restored in thee.
To thee who, dead, again dost live,
All glory, Lord, thy people give:
All glory, as is ever meet,
To Father and to Paraclete.

Psalmus 109:1-5,7
Messias rex et sacerdos
Oportet illum regnare, donec ponat omnes inimicos sub pedibus eius” (1 Cor 15, 25).
Purgatiónem peccatórum fáciens, sedet ad déxteram maiestátis in excélsis, allelúia.
1Dixit Dóminus Dómino meo:*
  «Sede a dextris meis,
donec ponam inimícos tuos*
  scabéllum pedum tuórum».
2Virgam poténtiæ tuæ emíttet Dóminus ex Sion:*
  domináre in médio inimicórum tuórum.
3Tecum principátus in die virtútis tuæ,†
  in splendóribus sanctis,*
  ex útero ante lucíferum génui te.
4Iurávit Dóminus et non pænitébit eum:*
  «Tu es sacérdos in ætérnum secúndum órdinem Melchísedech».
5Dóminus a dextris tuis,*
  conquassábit in die iræ suæ reges.
7De torrénte in via bibet,*
proptérea exaltábit caput.
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Purgatiónem peccatórum fáciens, sedet ad déxteram maiestátis in excélsis, allelúia.
Psalm 109 (110)
The Messiah, king and priest
When he had made purification for sin, he sat at the right hand of the Majesty on high. Alleluia.
The Lord has said to my lord:
  “Sit at my right hand
  while I make your enemies your footstool.”
From Zion the Lord will give you a sceptre,
  and you will rule in the midst of your foes.
Royal power is yours in the day of your strength,
  among the sacred splendours.
  Before the dawn, I begot you from the womb.
The Lord has sworn, and he will not repent:
  “You are a priest for ever,
  a priest of the priesthood of Melchisedech.”
The Lord is at your right hand,
  and on the day of his anger he will shatter kings.
He will drink from the stream as he goes –
  he will hold his head high.
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.
When he had made purification for sin, he sat at the right hand of the Majesty on high. Alleluia.

Psalmus 110:1-10
Magna opera Domini
Magna et mirabilia opera tua, Domine Deus omnipotens” (Ap 15, 3).
Redemptiónem misit Dóminus pópulo suo, allelúia.
1Confitébor Dómino in toto corde meo,*
  in consílio iustórum et congregatióne.
2Magna ópera Dómini,*
  exquirénda ómnibus, qui cúpiunt ea.
3Decor et magnificéntia opus eius,*
  et iustítia eius manet in sǽculum sǽculi.
4Memóriam fecit mirabílium suórum,*
  miséricors et miserátor Dóminus.
5Escam dedit timéntibus se;*
  memor erit in sǽculum testaménti sui.
6Virtútem óperum suórum annuntiávit pópulo suo,†
  ut det illis hereditátem géntium;*
  7ópera mánuum eius véritas et iudícium.
Fidélia ómnia mandáta eius,†
  8confirmáta in sǽculum sǽculi,*
  facta in veritáte et æquitáte.
9Redemptiónem misit pópulo suo,*
  mandávit in ætérnum testaméntum suum.
Sanctum et terríbile nomen eius.*
  10Inítium sapiéntiæ timor Dómini,
intelléctus bonus ómnibus faciéntibus ea;*
  laudátio eius manet in sǽculum sǽculi.
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Redemptiónem misit Dóminus pópulo suo, allelúia.
Psalm 110 (111)
Great are the works of the Lord
The Lord has delivered his people. Alleluia.
I will give thanks to the Lord with all my heart
  in the council of the upright and the assembly.
Great are the works of the Lord,
  to be studied by all who delight in them.
His works are splendour and majesty,
  his righteousness lasts for ever and ever.
He gives us a record of the wonders he has worked,
  the Lord, the kind and compassionate.
He gives food to those who fear him:
  for all ages he will remember his covenant.
He has shown to his people the power of his deeds,
  he has given them the inheritance of the nations.
Steadfastness and justice
  are the works of the Lord.
All his precepts are to be trusted,
  they stand firm for ever and ever:
  they were laid down in faithfulness and justice.
He has sent deliverance to his people;
  he has set up his covenant for ever.
Holy is his name, and much to be feared.
  The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.
To those who fear him comes true understanding,
  and his praise endures for ever and 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 Lord has delivered his people. Alleluia.

Canticumcf. Rv19
De nuptiis Agni
Allelúia, regnávit Dóminus noster; exsultémus et demus glóriam ei, allelúia.
Allelúia.
1Salus et glória et virtus Deo nostro,*
(℟. Allelúia.)
2quia vera et iusta iudícia eius.
℟. Allelúia (allelúia).
Allelúia.
5Laudem dícite Deo nostro, omnes servi eius*
(℟. Allelúia.)
et qui timétis eum, pusílli et magni!
℟. Allelúia (allelúia).
Allelúia.
6Quóniam regnávit Dóminus, Deus noster omnípotens.*
(℟. Allelúia.)
7Gaudeámus et exsultémus et demus glóriam ei.
℟. Allelúia (allelúia).
Allelúia.
Quia venérunt núptiæ Agni,*
(℟. Allelúia.)
et uxor eius præparávit se.
℟. Allelúia (allelúia).
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Allelúia, regnávit Dóminus noster; exsultémus et demus glóriam ei, allelúia.
Canticle(Apocalypse 19)
The wedding of the Lamb
Alleluia. The Lord our God is king: let us rejoice and give glory to him. Alleluia.
Alleluia.
Salvation and glory and power belong to our God,
  because his judgements are true and just.
Alleluia.
Alleluia.
Praise our God, all his servants,
  and you who fear him, small and great.
Alleluia.
Alleluia.
For the Lord reigns, our God, the Almighty:
  let us rejoice and exult and give him glory.
Alleluia.
Alleluia.
The marriage of the Lamb has come,
  and his spouse has made herself ready.
Alleluia.
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. The Lord our God is king: let us rejoice and give glory to him. Alleluia.

Lectio brevis
Hebrews 10:12-14
Christus, una pro peccátis obláta hóstia, in sempitérnum consédit in déxtera Dei, de cétero exspéctans, donec ponántur inimíci eius scabéllum pedum eius; una enim oblatióne consummávit in sempitérnum eos, qui sanctificántur.
Short Reading
Hebrews 10:12-14 ©
Christ has offered one single sacrifice for sins, and then taken his place forever, at the right hand of God, where he is now waiting until his enemies are made into a footstool for him. By virtue of that one single offering, he has achieved the eternal perfection of all whom he is sanctifying.

Responsorium breve
℣. Surréxit Dóminus vere,* Allelúia, allelúia. Surréxit.
℟. Et appáruit Simóni.* Allelúia, allelúia. Glória Patri. Surréxit.
Short Responsory
The Lord has truly risen, alleluia, alleluia.
The Lord has truly risen, alleluia, alleluia.
He has appeared to Simon.
The Lord has truly risen, alleluia, alleluia.
Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit.
The Lord has truly risen, alleluia, alleluia.

Canticum
Exsultatio animæ in Domino
Sic scriptum est, Christum pati et resúrgere a mórtuis die tértia, et prædicári in nómine eius pæniténtiam in remissiónem peccatórum in omnes gentes, 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 sæcula.
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Sic scriptum est, Christum pati et resúrgere a mórtuis die tértia, et prædicári in nómine eius pæniténtiam in remissiónem peccatórum in omnes gentes, allelúia.
CanticleMagnificat
My soul rejoices in the Lord
Thus it is written that the Christ would suffer and on the third day rise from the dead, and that, in his name, repentance for the forgiveness of sins would be preached to all the nations, beginning from Jerusalem. Alleluia. (Year B)
Or: Jesus said to his disciples, ‘Bring some of the fish you have just caught.’ Simon Peter went aboard and dragged the net to the shore, full of fish. 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.
Thus it is written that the Christ would suffer and on the third day rise from the dead, and that, in his name, repentance for the forgiveness of sins would be preached to all the nations, beginning from Jerusalem. Alleluia. (Year B)
Or: Jesus said to his disciples, ‘Bring some of the fish you have just caught.’ Simon Peter went aboard and dragged the net to the shore, full of fish. Alleluia.

Preces
Christum Dóminum, qui mórtuus est, resurréxit et semper interpéllat pro nobis, cum fidúcia deprecémur:
Victor Rex, exáudi nos.
Christe, lux et salus ómnium géntium,
— ignem Spíritus tui effúnde super nos, resurrectiónem tuam proclamántes.
Israel in te Christum spei suæ agnóscat
— et omnis terra cognitióne tuæ glóriæ repleátur.
Serva nos in communióne sanctórum tuórum
— et cum eis a labóribus nostris requiéscere concéde.
Qui inimícam mortem superásti, cóntere in nobis inimícum tuum,
— ut tibi immortáli victóri vivámus.
Christe salvátor, qui, factus obœ́diens usque ad mortem, exaltátus es ad déxteram Patris,
— fratres tuos in regnum glóriæ tuæ benígnus admítte.
Prayers and intercessions
Let us pray with joy to Christ the Lord. He rose from the dead and is living now to intercede for us.
Victorious king, hear us.
Christ, you are the light of the world and the salvation of nations;
  set us on fire with your Spirit as we proclaim the wonder of your resurrection.
Victorious king, hear us.
Let Israel recognize in you the Messiah it has longed for;
  fill all men with the knowledge of your glory.
Victorious king, hear us.
Keep us united in the communion of saints;
  may we find rest with them, when life’s work is done.
Victorious king, hear us.
You have overcome death, the last enemy of man;
  destroy everything in us that is at enmity with God.
Victorious king, hear us.
Christ, our Saviour, you became obedient to death, but God raised you to the heights;
  receive our brothers into the kingdom of your glory.
Victorious king, hear 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.

Semper exsúltet pópulus tuus, Deus, renováta ánimæ iuventúte, ut, qui nunc lætátur in adoptiónis se glóriam restitútum, resurrectiónis diem spe certæ gratulatiónis exspéctet. Per Dóminum.
Lord God,
  grant your people constant joy
  in the renewed vigour of their souls.
They rejoice because you have restored them
  to the glory of your adopted children:
let them look forward gladly
  in the certain hope of resurrection.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
  who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
  one God, for ever and ever.
Amen.

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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