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Tuesday 15 July 2014    (other days)
Saint Bonaventure, Bishop, Doctor
 (Tuesday of week 15 in Ordinary Time)

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
Tellúris ingens cónditor,
mundi solum qui éruens,
pulsis aquæ moléstiis,
terram dedísti immóbilem,
Ut germen aptum próferens,
fulvis decóra flóribus,
fecúnda fructu sísteret
pastúmque gratum rédderet:
Mentis perústæ vúlnera
munda viróre grátiæ,
ut facta fletu díluat
motúsque pravos átterat,
Iussis tuis obtémperet,
nullis malis appróximet,
bonis repléri gáudeat
et mortis actum nésciat.
Præsta, Pater piíssime,
Patríque compar Unice,
cum Spíritu Paráclito
regnans per omne sǽculum. Amen.
Hymn
O God, Creator of the world,
And King of heaven, sending light
Most beautiful to clothe the day,
And grace of sleep to come by night.
That so in rest our slackened limbs
Grow strong for work as dawns the day,
And wearied minds be fresh again,
As light drives anxious care away.
With bounden thanks, with offered vows,
With prayers and hymns our debt we pay,
Beseeching thee to keep us safe
As night draws nigh, as ends the day.

Psalmus 124:1-5
Dominus custos populi sui
Pax super Israel Dei” (Gal 6, 16).
Dóminus in circúitu pópuli sui.
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.
Dóminus in circúitu pópuli sui.
Psalm 124 (125)
The Lord guards his people
The Lord surrounds 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 Lord surrounds his people.

Psalmus 130:1-3
Quasi parvuli fiducia in Domino collocata
Discite a me, quia mitis sum et humilis corde” (Mt 11, 29).
Nisi efficiámini sicut párvuli, non intrábitis in regnum cælórum.
1Dómine, non est exaltátum cor meum,*
  neque eláti sunt óculi mei;
neque ambulávi in magnis,*
  neque in mirabílibus super me.
2Vere pacátam et quiétam*
  feci ánimam meam;
sicut ablactátus in sinu matris suæ,*
  sicut ablactátus, ita in me est ánima mea.
3Speret Israel in Dómino*
  ex hoc nunc et usque in sǽculum.
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Nisi efficiámini sicut párvuli, non intrábitis in regnum cælórum.
Psalm 130 (131)
Childlike trust in God
Unless you become like little children you will not enter the kingdom of heaven.
Lord, I do not puff myself up or stare about,
  or walk among the great or seek wonders beyond me.
Truly calm and quiet I have made my spirit:
  quiet as a weaned child in its mother’s arms –
  like an infant is my soul.
Let Israel hope in the Lord, now and for all 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.
Unless you become like little children you will not enter the kingdom of heaven.

Canticum
Apocalypse 4:11,5:9,10,12
Hymnus redemptorum
Fecísti nos, Dómine, regnum et sacerdótes Deo nostro.
4,11Dignus es, Dómine et Deus noster,*
  accípere glóriam et honórem et virtútem,
quia tu creásti ómnia,*
  et propter voluntátem tuam erant et creáta sunt.
5,9Dignus es, Dómine, accípere librum*
  et aperíre signácula eius,
quóniam occísus es†
  et redemísti Deo in sánguine tuo*
  ex omni tribu et lingua et pópulo et natióne
10et fecísti eos Deo nostro regnum et sacerdótes,*
  et regnábunt super terram.
12Dignus est Agnus, qui occísus est,†
  accípere virtútem et divítias et sapiéntiam*
  et fortitúdinem et honórem et glóriam et benedictiónem.
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Fecísti nos, Dómine, regnum et sacerdótes Deo nostro.
CanticleApocalypse 4,5
The song of the redeemed
Lord, you made us a kingdom and priests to serve our God.
You are worthy, our Lord and our God,
  to receive glory and honour and power;
for you made all things,
  and it is by your will that they exist and were created.
You are worthy, Lord,
  to receive the book and open its seals,
for you were killed,
  and with your blood you have ransomed people
  from every tribe and language and people and nation,
and made them rulers and priests for God;
  and they will rule over the earth.
The Lamb is worthy, who was killed,
  to receive power and riches and wisdom,
  strength and honour, glory and blessing.
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.
Lord, you made us a kingdom and priests to serve our God.

Lectio brevisRomans 12:9-12
Diléctio sine simulatióne. Odiéntes malum, adhæréntes bono; caritáte fraternitátis ínvicem diligéntes, honóre ínvicem præveniéntes, sollicitúdine non pigri, spíritu fervéntes, Dómino serviéntes, spe gaudéntes, in tribulatióne patiéntes, oratióni instántes.
Short ReadingRomans 12:9-12 ©
Do not let your love be a pretence, but sincerely prefer good to evil. Love each other as much as brothers should, and have a profound respect for each other. Work for the Lord with untiring effort and with great earnestness of spirit. If you have hope, this will make you cheerful. Do not give up if trials come; and keep on praying.

Responsorium breve
℣. In ætérnum, Dómine,* Pérmanet verbum tuum. In ætérnum.
℟. In sǽculum sǽculi véritas tua.* Pérmanet verbum tuum. Glória Patri. In ætérnum.
Short Responsory
Your word, O Lord, will endure for ever.
Your word, O Lord, will endure for ever.
Your truth will last from age to age.
Your word, O Lord, will endure for ever.
Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit.
Your word, O Lord, will endure for ever.

Canticum
Exsultatio animæ in Domino
O doctor óptime, Ecclésiæ sanctæ lumen, beáte N., divínæ legis amátor, deprecáre pro nobis Fílium Dei.
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.
O doctor óptime, Ecclésiæ sanctæ lumen, beáte N., divínæ legis amátor, deprecáre pro nobis Fílium Dei.
CanticleMagnificat
My soul rejoices in the Lord
O holy doctor, Saint N., light of the Church, lover of the law of God, pray for us to the Son of God.
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.
O holy doctor, Saint N., light of the Church, lover of the law of God, pray for us to the Son of God.

Preces
Deus pópulum suum in spe constítuit. Quare cum lætítia acclamémus:
Tu es spes pópuli tui, Dómine.
Grátias ágimus tibi, Dómine, quod per ómnia dívites in Christo facti sumus,
— in omni verbo et in omni sciéntia.
Deus, in cuius manu sunt corda poténtium, rei públicæ moderatóribus régimen sapiéntia tua concéde,
— ut, haustis de tuo fonte consíliis, tibi corde et ópere pláceant.
Tu, qui artes coléntibus præstas ut splendórem tuum suo ingénio maniféstent,
— mundum per eórum ópera cum spe gaudióque illústra.
Qui non páteris nos tentári supra id quod póssumus,
— débiles róbora, érige lapsos.
Qui per Fílium tuum promisísti hómines ad vitam in die novíssimo surrectúros,
— córpore iam exútos ne obliviscáris in perpétuum.
Prayers and intercessions
God has established his people in hope. Nothing can break the confidence of those who love him. Let us proclaim:
Father, our trust is in you.
We give you thanks, Lord God,
  for you have made man rich in all wisdom and insight.
Father, our trust is in you.
Lord God, you know the hearts of all rulers:
  May they work for the good of the people they govern.
Father, our trust is in you.
Lord, you empower mankind to glorify this world with art:
  make our work live with vision and true hope.
Father, our trust is in you.
You do not allow us to be tempted beyond our limits:
  strengthen the weak, raise up the fallen.
Father, our trust is in you.
Father, you have promised men a share in your Son’s resurrection on the last day:
  remember those who have gone before us on the path to eternal life.
Father, our trust is in you.

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.

Da, quǽsumus, omnípotens Deus, ut, beáti Bonaventúræ, epíscopi, natalícia celebrántes, et ipsíus proficiámus eruditióne præclára et caritátis ardórem iúgiter æmulémur. Per Dóminum.
Almighty God and Father,
  on this feast of Saint Bonaventure,
enlighten our minds with the splendour of his teaching,
  and help us to imitate his ardent love of you.
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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