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

Morning Prayer (Lauds)

If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, you should precede it with the Invitatory Psalm.


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
Auróra lucis rútilat,
cælum resúltat láudibus,
mundus exsúltans iúbilat,
gemens inférnus úlulat,
Cum rex ille fortíssimus,
mortis confráctis víribus,
pede concúlcans tártara
solvit caténa míseros.
Ille, quem clausum lápide
miles custódit ácriter,
triúmphans pompa nóbili,
victor surgit de fúnere.
Inférni iam gemítibus
solútis et dolóribus,
quia surréxit Dóminus
respléndens clamat ángelus.
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
Light’s glittering morn bedecks the sky,
Heav’n thunders forth its victor cry:
The glad earth shouts her triumph high,
And groaning hell makes wild reply.
While he, the King of sovereign might,
Treads down death’s strength in death’s despite,
And trampling hell by victor’s right,
Brings forth his sleeping saints to light.
Fast barred beneath the stone of late,
In watch and ward where soldiers wait,
Now shining in triumphant state,
He rises victor from death’s gate.
Hell’s pains are loosed and tears are fled:
Captivity is captive led:
The angel, crowned with light, hath said:
‘The Lord is risen from the dead.’
Author of all, be thou our guide
In this our joy of Eastertide;
Whene’er assaults of death impend,
Thy people strengthen and defend.
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 92:1-5
Magnificentia Domini creatoris
Regnavit Dominus, Deus noster omnipotens. Gaudeamus et exsultemus et demus gloriam ei” (Ap 19, 6. 7).
Dóminus regnávit, decórem indútus est, allelúia. †
1Dóminus regnávit! Decórem indútus est;*
  indútus est Dóminus, fortitúdine præcínxit se.
Etenim firmávit orbem terræ,*
  qui non commovébitur.
2Firmáta sedes tua ex tunc,*
  a sǽculo tu es.
3Elevavérunt flúmina, Dómine,†
  elevavérunt flúmina vocem suam,*
  elevavérunt flúmina fragórem suum.
4Super voces aquárum multárum,†
  super poténtes elatiónes maris,*
  potens in altis Dóminus.
5Testimónia tua credibília facta sunt nimis;*
  domum tuam decet sanctitúdo, Dómine, in longitúdinem diérum.
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Dóminus regnávit, decórem indútus est, allelúia. †
Psalm 92 (93)
The magnificence of the Creator
The Lord is king, with majesty enrobed. Alleluia.
The Lord reigns! He is robed in splendour,
  clothed in glory and wrapped round in might.
He set the earth on its foundations:
  it will not be shaken.
Your throne is secure from the beginning;
  from the beginning of time, Lord, you are.
The rivers have raised, O Lord,
  the rivers have raised their voices.
  The rivers have raised their clamour.
Over the voices of many waters,
  over the powerful swell of the sea,
  you are the Lord, powerful on high.
All your promises are to be trusted:
  and holy is your habitation,
  O Lord, to 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.
The Lord is king, with majesty enrobed. Alleluia.

Canticum
Daniel 3:57-88,56
Omnis creatura laudet Dominum
Laudem dicite Deo nostro, omnes servi eius” (Ap 19, 5).
Liberábitur creatúra in libertátem glóriæ filiórum Dei, allelúia.
57Benedícite, ómnia ópera Dómini, Dómino,*
  laudáte et superexaltáte eum in sǽcula.
58Benedícite, cæli, Dómino,*
  59benedícite, ángeli Dómini, Dómino.
60Benedícite, aquæ omnes, quæ super cælos sunt, Dómino,*
  61benedícat omnis virtus Dómino.
62Benedícite, sol et luna, Dómino,*
  63benedícite, stellæ cæli, Dómino.
64Benedícite, omnis imber et ros, Dómino,*
  65benedícite, omnes venti, Dómino.
66Benedícite, ignis et æstus, Dómino,*
  67benedícite, frigus et æstus, Dómino.
68Benedícite, rores et pruína, Dómino,*
  69benedícite, gelu et frigus, Dómino.
70Benedícite, glácies et nives, Dómino,*
  71benedícite, noctes et dies, Dómino.
72Benedícite, lux et ténebræ, Dómino,*
  73benedícite, fúlgura et nubes, Dómino.
74Benedícat terra Dóminum,*
  laudet et superexáltet eum in sǽcula.
75Benedícite, montes et colles, Dómino,*
  76benedícite, univérsa germinántia in terra, Dómino.
77Benedícite, mária et flúmina, Dómino,*
  78benedícite, fontes, Dómino.
79Benedícite, cete et ómnia quæ movéntur in aquis, Dómino,*
  80benedícite, omnes vólucres cæli, Dómino.
81Benedícite, omnes béstiæ et pécora, Dómino,*
  82benedícite, fílii hóminum, Dómino.
83Bénedic, Israel, Dómino,*
  laudáte et superexaltáte eum in sǽcula.
84Benedícite, sacerdótes Dómini, Dómino,*
  85benedícite, servi Dómini, Dómino.
86Benedícite, spíritus et ánimæ iustórum, Dómino,*
  87benedícite, sancti et húmiles corde, Dómino.
88Benedícite, Ananía, Azaría, Mísael, Dómino,*
  laudáte et superexaltáte eum in sǽcula.
Benedicámus Patrem et Fílium cum Sancto Spíritu;*
  laudémus et superexaltémus eum in sǽcula.
56Benedíctus es in firmaménto cæli*
  et laudábilis et gloriósus in sǽcula.
Liberábitur creatúra in libertátem glóriæ filiórum Dei, allelúia.
CanticleDaniel 3
All creatures, bless the Lord
The whole creation will be freed and will enjoy the glory and freedom of the children of God. Alleluia.
Bless the Lord, all his works,
  praise and exalt him for ever.
Bless the Lord, you heavens;
  all his angels, bless the Lord.
Bless the Lord, you waters above the heavens;
  all his powers, bless the Lord.
Bless the Lord, sun and moon;
  all stars of the sky, bless the Lord.
Bless the Lord, rain and dew;
  all you winds, bless the Lord.
Bless the Lord, fire and heat;
  cold and warmth, bless the Lord.
Bless the Lord, dew and frost;
  ice and cold, bless the Lord.
Bless the Lord, ice and snow;
  day and night, bless the Lord.
Bless the Lord, light and darkness;
  lightning and storm-clouds, bless the Lord.
Bless the Lord, all the earth,
  praise and exalt him for ever.
Bless the Lord, mountains and hills;
  all growing things, bless the Lord.
Bless the Lord, seas and rivers;
  springs and fountains, bless the Lord.
Bless the Lord, whales and fish;
  birds of the air, bless the Lord.
Bless the Lord, wild beasts and tame;
  sons of men, bless the Lord.
Bless the Lord, O Israel,
  praise and exalt him for ever.
Bless the Lord, his priests;
  all his servants, bless the Lord.
Bless the Lord, spirits and souls of the just;
  all who are holy and humble, bless the Lord.
Ananias, Azarias, Mishael, bless the Lord,
  praise and exalt him for ever.
Let us bless Father, Son and Holy Spirit,
  praise and exalt them for ever.
Bless the Lord in the firmament of heaven,
  praise and glorify him for ever.
The whole creation will be freed and will enjoy the glory and freedom of the children of God. Alleluia.

Psalmus 148:1-14
Præconium Domini creatoris
Sedenti super thronum et Agno benedictio et honor et gloria et potestas in sæcula sæculorum” (Ap 5, 13).
Exaltátum est nomen Dómini super cælum et terram, allelúia.
1Laudáte Dóminum de cælis,*
  laudáte eum in excélsis.
2Laudáte eum, omnes ángeli eius,*
  laudáte eum, omnes virtútes eius.
3Laudáte eum, sol et luna,*
  laudáte eum, omnes stellæ lucéntes.
4Laudáte eum, cæli cælórum,*
  et aquæ omnes, quæ super cælos sunt.
5Laudent nomen Dómini,*
  quia ipse mandávit, et creáta sunt;
6státuit ea in ætérnum et in sǽculum sǽculi*
  præcéptum pósuit, et non præteríbit.
7Laudáte Dóminum de terra,*
  dracónes et omnes abýssi,
8ignis, grando, nix, fumus,*
  spíritus procellárum, qui facit verbum eius,
9montes et omnes colles,*
  ligna fructífera et omnes cedri,
10béstiæ et univérsa pécora,*
  serpéntes et vólucres pennátæ.
11Reges terræ et omnes pópuli,*
  príncipes et omnes iúdices terræ,
12iúvenes et vírgines,*
  senes cum iunióribus,
13laudent nomen Dómini,*
  quia exaltátum est nomen eius solíus.
Magnificéntia eius super cælum et terram,*
  14et exaltávit cornu pópuli sui.
Hymnus ómnibus sanctis eius,*
  fíliis Israel, pópulo, qui propínquus est ei.
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Exaltátum est nomen Dómini super cælum et terram, allelúia.
Psalm 148
An anthem to the Lord, the Creator
The name of the Lord is praised, in heaven and on earth. Alleluia.
Praise the Lord from the heavens,
  praise him in the highest heavens.
Praise him, all his angels;
  praise him, all his powers.
Praise him, sun and moon,
  praise him, all stars that shine.
Praise him, waters of the heavens,
  and all the waters above the heavens.
Let them praise the name of the Lord,
  for he commanded and they were made.
He set them firm for all ages,
  he made a decree that will last for ever.
Praise the Lord from the earth,
  sea-serpents and depths of the sea,
fire, hail, snow and fog,
  storms and gales that obey his word,
mountains and hills,
  fruit-trees and cedars,
wild beasts and tame,
  serpents and birds.
Kings of the earth, all peoples,
  all leaders and judges of the earth,
young men and women,
  old people with the young –
praise the name of the Lord,
  for his name alone is exalted.
His splendour is above heaven and earth,
  he has raised up the strength of his people.
This song is for all his chosen ones,
  the children of Israel, the people close to him.
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 name of the Lord is praised, in heaven and on earth. Alleluia.

Lectio brevisActs 10:40-43
Deus suscitávit Iesum tértia die et dedit eum maniféstum fíeri, non omni pópulo sed téstibus præordinátis a Deo, nobis, qui manducávimus et bíbimus cum illo postquam resurréxit a mórtuis; et præcépit nobis prædicáre pópulo et testificári quia ipse est, qui constitútus est a Deo iudex vivórum et mortuórum. Huic omnes prophétæ testimónium pérhibent remissiónem peccatórum accípere per nomen eius omnes, qui credunt in eum.
Short ReadingActs 10:40-43 ©
God raised Jesus to life on the third day and allowed him to be seen, not by the whole people but only by certain witnesses God had chosen beforehand. Now we are those witnesses – we have eaten and drunk with him after his resurrection from the dead – and he has ordered us to proclaim this to his people and to tell them that God has appointed him to judge everyone, alive or dead. It is to him that all the prophets bear this witness: that all who believe in Jesus will have their sins forgiven through his name.

Responsorium breve
℣. Christe, Fili Dei vivi, miserére nobis,* Allelúia, allelúia. Christe.
℟. Qui surrexísti a mórtuis.* Allelúia, allelúia. Glória Patri. Christe.
Short Responsory
Have mercy on us, Christ, Son of the living God, alleluia, alleluia.
Have mercy on us, Christ, Son of the living God, alleluia, alleluia.
You have risen from the dead.
Have mercy on us, Christ, Son of the living God, alleluia, alleluia.
Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit.
Have mercy on us, Christ, Son of the living God, alleluia, alleluia.

Canticum
De Messia eiusque præcursore
Vidéte manus meas et pedes meos, quia ego sum. Palpáte me et vidéte, allelúia.
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.
Vidéte manus meas et pedes meos, quia ego sum. Palpáte me et vidéte, allelúia.
CanticleBenedictus
The Messiah and his forerunner
Look at my hands and feet; yes, it is I indeed. Touch me and see for yourselves. Alleluia. (Year B)
Or: It was necessary that Christ should suffer and on the third day rise from the dead, alleluia.
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.
Look at my hands and feet; yes, it is I indeed. Touch me and see for yourselves. Alleluia. (Year B)
Or: It was necessary that Christ should suffer and on the third day rise from the dead, alleluia.

Preces
Christum, auctórem vitæ, quem Deus suscitávit quique nos suscitábit per virtútem suam, orémus, clamántes:
Christe, vita nostra, salva nos.
Christe, lux fúlgida in ténebris splendens, vitæ princeps et mortálium sanctificátor,
—hanc diem ad laudem tuam fac nos transígere.
Dómine, qui ambulásti in via passiónis et crucis,
— concéde nobis ut, tecum patiéntes et moriéntes, tecum étiam resuscitémur.
Fili Patris, magíster et frater noster, qui nos regnum et sacerdótes Deo nostro constituísti,
— præsta ut tibi sacrifícium laudis offerámus in gáudio.
Rex glóriæ, præclárum exspectámus diem manifestatiónis tuæ,
— ut vultum tuum contemplémur et símiles tui efficiámur.
Prayers and intercessions
Let us pray to Christ, the author of life. God raised him from the dead, and he himself will raise us to life by his own power.
Christ, our life, save us.
Christ, you are the light that drives out darkness and draws men to holiness;
  let us make this day a living hymn of praise.
Christ, our life, save us.
Lord, you followed the way of suffering, even to the cross;
  grant that we may die with you and come to life with you.
Christ, our life, save us.
Our master and our brother, you have made us a kingdom of priests to serve God our Father;
  let us offer you with joy the sacrifice of praise.
Christ, our life, save us.
King of glory, we look forward to the day of your coming,
  then we shall see your face and share in your splendour.
Christ, our life, save 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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