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Thursday 23 February 2017    (other days)
Saint Polycarp, Bishop, Martyr 
 (Thursday of week 7 in Ordinary Time)

Morning Prayer (Lauds)

If you have already recited the Invitatory Psalm today, you should use the alternative opening.


Dómine, lábia mea apéries.
  Et os meum annuntiábit laudem tuam.
Lord, open our lips.
  And we shall praise your name.
Ps 23:1-10

Christo apertæ sunt portæ cæli propter carnalem eius assumptionem” (S. Irenæus).

Regem mártyrum Dóminum, veníte, adorémus.
(repeat antiphon*)
1Dómini est terra et plenitúdo eius,*
  orbis terrárum et qui hábitant in eo.
2Quia ipse super mária fundávit eum*
  et super flúmina firmávit eum.
(repeat antiphon*)
3Quis ascéndet in montem Dómini,*
  aut quis stabit in loco sancto eius?
4Innocens mánibus et mundo corde,†
  qui non levávit ad vana ánimam suam,*
  nec iurávit in dolum.
5Hic accípiet benedictiónem a Dómino*
  et iustificatiónem a Deo salutári suo.
6Hæc est generátio quæréntium eum,*
  quæréntium fáciem Dei Iacob.
(repeat antiphon*)
7Attóllite, portæ, cápita vestra,†
  et elevámini, portæ æternáles,*
  et introíbit rex glóriæ.
8Quis est iste rex glóriæ?*
  Dóminus fortis et potens, Dóminus potens in prœ́lio.
(repeat antiphon*)
9Attóllite, portæ, cápita vestra,†
  et elevámini, portæ æternáles,*
  et introíbit rex glóriæ.
10Quis est iste rex glóriæ?*
  Dóminus virtútum ipse est rex glóriæ.
(repeat antiphon*)
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Regem mártyrum Dóminum, veníte, adorémus.*
Invitatory PsalmPsalm 23 (24)
The Lord is the king of martyrs: come, let us adore him.
(repeat antiphon*)
The Lord’s is the earth and its fullness,
  the world and all who live in it.
He himself founded it upon the seas
  and set it firm over the waters.
(repeat antiphon*)
Who will climb the mountain of the Lord?
  Who will stand in his holy place?
The one who is innocent of wrongdoing and pure of heart,
  who has not given himself to vanities or sworn falsely.
He will receive the blessing of the Lord
  and be justified by God his saviour.
This is the way of those who seek him,
  seek the face of the God of Jacob.
(repeat antiphon*)
Gates, raise your heads. Stand up, eternal doors,
  and let the king of glory enter.
Who is the king of glory?
The Lord of might and power.
  The Lord, strong in battle.
(repeat antiphon*)
Gates, raise your heads. Stand up, eternal doors,
  and let the king of glory enter.
Who is the king of glory?
The Lord of hosts
 – he is the king of glory.
(repeat antiphon*)
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 is the king of martyrs: come, let us adore him.*

* If you are reciting this on your own, you can choose to say the antiphon once only at the start of the psalm and not repeat it.


Hymnus
Sol ecce surgit ígneus:
piget, pudéscit, pǽnitet,
nec teste quisquam lúmine
peccáre constánter potest.
Tandem facéssat cǽcitas,
quæ nosmet in præceps diu
lapsos sinístris gréssibus
erróre traxit dévio.
Hæc lux serénum cónferat
purósque nos præstet sibi;
nihil loquámur súbdolum,
volvámus obscúrum nihil.
Sic tota decúrrat dies,
ne lingua mendax, ne manus
oculíve peccent lúbrici,
ne noxa corpus ínquinet.
Speculátor astat désuper,
qui nos diébus ómnibus
actúsque nostros próspicit
a luce prima in vésperum.
Deo Patri sit glória
eiúsque soli Fílio
cum Spíritu Paráclito,
in sempitérna sǽcula. Amen.
Hymn
The Father’s glory, Christ our light,
With love and mercy comes to span
The vast abyss of sin between
The God of holiness and man.
Christ yesterday and Christ today
For all eternity the same,
The image of our hidden God;
Eternal Wisdom is his name.
He keeps his word from age to age,
Is with us to the end of days,
A cloud by day, a flame by night,
To go before us on his ways.
We bless you, Father, fount of light,
And Christ, your well-beloved Son,
Who with the Spirit dwell in us:
Immortal Trinity in One.
Stanbrook Abbey Hymnal

Ps 86:1-7
Ierusalem omnium gentium mater

Illa quæ sursum est Ierusalem, libera est, quæ est mater nostra” (Gal 4, 26).

Gloriósa dicta sunt de te, cívitas Dei.
1Fundaménta eius in móntibus sanctis;†
  2díligit Dóminus portas Sion*
  super ómnia tabernácula Iacob.
3Gloriósa dicta sunt de te,*
  cívitas Dei!
4Memor ero Rahab et Babylónis inter sciéntes me;†
  ecce Philistǽa et Tyrus cum Æthiópia:*
  hi nati sunt illic.
5Et de Sion dicétur: «Hic et ille natus est in ea;*
  et ipse firmávit eam Altíssimus».
6Dóminus réferet in librum populórum:*
  «Hi nati sunt illic».
7Et cantant sicut choros ducéntes:*
  «Omnes fontes mei in te».
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Gloriósa dicta sunt de te, cívitas Dei.
Psalm 86 (87)
Jerusalem, mother of all nations
Glorious things are told of you, O city of God.
Its foundations are set on the sacred mountains –
  the Lord loves the gates of Zion
  more than all the tents of Jacob.
Glorious things are said of you, city of God!
I shall count Rahab and Babylon among those who acknowledge me.
  The Philistines, Tyrians, Ethiopians –
  all have their birthplace here.
Of Zion it will be said “Here is the birthplace of all people:
  the Most High himself has set it firm.”
The Lord shall write in the book of the nations:
  “Here is their birthplace.”
They will sing as in joyful processions:
  “All my being springs from you.”
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.
Glorious things are told of you, O city of God.

CanticumIs 40:10-17
Pastor bonus: Deus altissimus et sapientissimus

Ecce venio cito, et merces mea mecum est” (Ap 22, 12).

Dóminus in fortitúdine véniet et merces eius cum eo.
10Ecce Dóminus Deus in virtúte venit,*
  et bráchium eius dominátur;
ecce merces eius cum eo*
  et prǽmium illíus coram illo.
11Sicut pastor gregem suum pascit,†
  in bráchio suo cóngregat agnos et in sinu suo levat;*
  fetas ipse portat.
12Quis mensus est pugíllo aquas et cælos palmo dispósuit,†
  módio contínuit púlverem terræ et librávit in póndere montes*
  et colles in statéra?
13Quis diréxit spíritum Dómini?*
  Aut quis consílium suum osténdit illi?
14Cum quo íniit consílium et instrúxit eum*
  et dócuit eum sémitam iustítiæ
et erudívit eum sciéntiam*
  et viam prudéntiæ osténdit illi?
15Ecce gentes quasi stilla sítulæ†
  et quasi moméntum púlveris in statéra reputántur;*
  ecce ínsulæ quasi pulvis exíguus.
16Et Líbanus non suffíciet ad succendéndum,*
  et animália eius non suffícient ad holocáustum.
17Omnes gentes, quasi non sint, coram eo;*
  quasi níhilum et ináne reputántur ab eo.
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Dóminus in fortitúdine véniet et merces eius cum eo.
CanticleIsaiah 40
The good shepherd is God, the Most High
The Lord is coming in power: the prize of his victory is with him.
Behold, the Lord God comes in strength, and his right arm triumphs.
Behold, his reward is with him, his prize is before him.
Like a shepherd he feeds his flock,
  he gathers the lambs in his arms and lifts them to his breast;
  he carries the pregnant ewes.
Who has measured the waters in the hollow of his hand
  and arranged the heavens with his palms?
Who has measured the dust of the earth,
  weighed out the mountains,
  weighed the hills on the balance?
Who directed the spirit of the Lord?
Who gave him advice in his task?
With whom did he consult? Who taught him?
Who led him in the paths of justice,
  gave him knowledge,
  showed him the way of understanding?
Behold, the Gentiles are like a drop in a bucket,
  a piece of fluff on the scales.
All the islands are a handful of dust.
What burnt-offering could be worthy of the Lord?
  The forests of Lebanon could not feed that fire;
  all the animals of Lebanon would not be enough for that sacrifice.
All the nations count for nothing before him:
  for him, they are nothingness and emptiness.
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 is coming in power: the prize of his victory is with him.

Ps 98:1-9
Sanctus Dominus Deus noster

Tu es super Cherubim, qui malum statum terræ commutasti, cum ad nostram similitudinem factus es” (S. Athanasius).

Exaltáte Dóminum Deum nostrum et adoráte ad montem sanctum eius.
1Dóminus regnávit! Commoveántur pópuli;*
  sedet super chérubim, moveátur terra.
2Dóminus in Sion magnus*
  et excélsus super omnes pópulos.
3Confiteántur nómini tuo magno et terríbili,*
  quóniam sanctum est.
4Rex potens iudícium díligit:†
  tu statuísti, quæ recta sunt,*
  iudícium et iustítiam in Iacob tu fecísti.
5Exaltáte Dóminum Deum nostrum†
  et adoráte ad scabéllum pedum eius,*
  quóniam sanctus est.
6Móyses et Aaron in sacerdótibus eius*
  et Sámuel inter eos, qui ínvocant nomen eius.
Invocábant Dóminum, et ipse exaudiébat eos,*
  7in colúmna nubis loquebátur ad eos.
Custodiébant testimónia eius*
  et præcéptum, quod dedit illis.
8Dómine Deus noster, tu exaudiébas eos;†
  Deus, tu propítius fuísti eis,*
  ulcíscens autem adinventiónes eórum.
9Exaltáte Dóminum Deum nostrum†
  et adoráte ad montem sanctum eius,*
  quóniam sanctus Dóminus Deus noster.
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Exaltáte Dóminum Deum nostrum et adoráte ad montem sanctum eius.
Psalm 98 (99)
The Lord our God is holy
Exalt the Lord our God; bow down before his holy mountain.
The Lord reigns! let the peoples tremble.
  He is enthroned on the cherubim: let the earth shake.
The Lord is great in Zion,
  he is high above all the peoples.
Let them proclaim his name – great and terrible it is,
  let them proclaim his holy name,
  the powerful king, who loves justice.
The laws you establish are just:
  you have given Jacob uprightness and right judgement.
Praise the Lord, our God,
  worship at his footstool,
  for he is holy.
Moses and Aaron were among his prophets,
  Samuel one of those who called on him.
They called on the Lord and he listened,
  and from the pillar of cloud he spoke to them.
They kept his decrees
  and the commands he gave them.
Lord our God, you listened to them;
  O God, you were gracious to them,
  but you punished their wrongdoing.
Praise the Lord, our God,
  worship on his holy mountain,
  for the Lord our God is holy.
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.
Exalt the Lord our God; bow down before his holy mountain.

Lectio brevis1 Petr 4:10-11
Unusquísque, sicut accépit donatiónem, in altérutrum illam administrántes sicut boni dispensatóres multifórmis grátiæ Dei. Si quis lóquitur, quasi sermónes Dei; si quis minístrat, tamquam ex virtúte, quam largítur Deus, ut in ómnibus glorificétur Deus per Iesum Christum.
Short Reading1 Peter 4:10-11 ©
Each one of you has received a special grace, so, like good stewards responsible for all these different graces of God, put yourselves at the service of others. If you are a speaker, speak in words which seem to come from God; if you are a helper, help as though every action was done at God’s orders; so that in everything God may receive the glory, through Jesus Christ, since to him alone belong all glory and power for ever and ever. Amen.

Responsorium breve
℣. Clamávi in toto corde meo:* Exáudi me, Dómine. Clamávi.
℟. Iustificatiónes tuas servábo.* Exáudi me, Dómine. Glória Patri. Clamávi.
Short Responsory
I called with all my heart: Lord, hear me.
I called with all my heart: Lord, hear me.
I will keep your commandments.
I called with all my heart: Lord, hear me.
Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit.
I called with all my heart: Lord, hear me.

Canticum
De Messia eiusque præcursore
Octogínta et sex annos sérvio Christo, nec me ulla affécit iniúria; et quómodo possim maledícere regi meo, qui salvum me fecit?
Benedíctus Dóminus Deus Israel,*
  quia visitávit et fecit redemptiónem plebi suæ
et eréxit cornu salútis nobis*
  in domo David púeri sui,
sicut locútus est per os sanctórum,*
  qui a sæculo sunt, prophetárum eius,
salútem ex inimícis nostris*
  et de manu ómnium, qui odérunt nos;
ad faciéndam misericórdiam cum pátribus nostris*
  et memorári testaménti sui sancti,
iusiurándum, quod iurávit ad Abraham patrem nostrum,*
  datúrum se nobis,
ut sine timóre, de manu inimicórum liberáti,*
  serviámus illi
in sanctitáte et iustítia coram ipso*
  ómnibus diébus nostris.
Et tu, puer, prophéta Altíssimi vocáberis:*
  præíbis enim ante fáciem Dómini paráre vias eius,
ad dandam sciéntiam salútis plebi eius*
  in remissiónem peccatórum eórum,
per víscera misericórdiæ Dei nostri,*
  in quibus visitábit nos óriens ex alto,
illumináre his, qui in ténebris et in umbra mortis sedent*
  ad dirigéndos pedes nostros in viam pacis.
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Octogínta et sex annos sérvio Christo, nec me ulla affécit iniúria; et quómodo possim maledícere regi meo, qui salvum me fecit?
CanticleBenedictus
The Messiah and his forerunner
I have been a servant of Christ for eighty-six years and no evil has come near me: how can I now speak against my king who has saved me?
Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel,
  for he has come to his people and brought about their redemption.
He has raised up the sign of salvation
  in the house of his servant David,
as he promised through the mouth of the holy ones,
  his prophets through the ages:
to rescue us from our enemies
  and all who hate us,
to take pity on our fathers,
  to remember his holy covenant
and the oath he swore to Abraham our father,
  that he would give himself to us,
that we could serve him without fear
 – freed from the hands of our enemies –
in uprightness and holiness before him,
  for all of our days.
And you, child, will be called the prophet of the Most High:
  for you will go before the face of the Lord to prepare his path,
to let his people know their salvation,
  so that their sins may be forgiven.
Through the bottomless mercy of our God,
  one born on high will visit us
to give light to those who walk in darkness,
  who live in the shadow of death;
  to lead our feet in the path of peace.
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 been a servant of Christ for eighty-six years and no evil has come near me: how can I now speak against my king who has saved me?

Preces
Grátias agámus Deo Patri, qui amóre suo dedúcit et nutrit pópulum suum, lætíque clamémus:
Glória tibi, Dómine, in sǽcula.
Pater clementíssime, de tuo nos te laudámus amóre,
  quia nos mirabíliter condidísti et mirabílius reformásti.
Glória tibi, Dómine, in sǽcula.
In huius diéi princípio serviéndi tibi stúdium córdibus nostris infúnde,
  ut cogitatiónes et actiónes nostræ te semper gloríficent.
Glória tibi, Dómine, in sǽcula.
Ab omni desidério malo corda nostra purífica,
  ut tuæ voluntáti simus semper inténti.
Glória tibi, Dómine, in sǽcula.
Fratrum omniúmque necessitátibus corda résera nostra,
  ne fratérna nostra dilectióne privéntur.
Glória tibi, Dómine, in sǽcula.
Prayers and intercessions
We adore and praise our God who reigns above the heavens. He is the lord of all things and before him all creation is as nothing.
We adore you, our Lord and God.
Eternal Father, it is by your gift that we praise you:
  the wonder of our making is only surpassed by the splendour and joy of our coming to life in Christ.
We adore you, our Lord and God.
Lord, be with us as we start a new day:
  move our hearts to seek you and our wills to serve you.
We adore you, our Lord and God.
Deepen our awareness of your presence:
  teach us reverence and love for all that you made.
We adore you, our Lord and God.
To know you is to love those you created:
  let our lives and our work be of service to our brothers.
We adore you, our Lord and God.

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 univérsæ creatúræ, qui beátum Polycárpum, epíscopum, in número mártyrum dignátus es aggregáre, eius nobis intercessióne concéde, ut, cum illo partem cálicis Christi capiéntes, in vitam resurgámus ætérnam.
Per Dóminum nostrum Iesum Christum, Fílium tuum,
qui tecum vivit et regnat in unitáte Spíritus Sancti, Deus,
per ómnia sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Lord of all creation, you gave Saint Polycarp
  a place in the company of the martyrs.
Grant that, through his intercession,
  we may, like him, drink from that cup which Christ drank,
  and so rise to eternal life.
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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