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Saturday 25 February 2017    (other days)
Saturday of week 7 in Ordinary Time 
 or Saturday memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary 

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.
Psalmus 94 (95)

Adhortamini vosmetipsos per singulos dies, donec illud «hodie» vocatur” (Hebr 3, 13).

Dómini est terra et plenitúdo eius; veníte, adorémus eum.
(repeat antiphon*)
1Veníte, exsultémus Dómino;
  iubilémus Deo salutári nostro.
2Præoccupémus fáciem eius in confessióne
  et in psalmis iubilémus ei.
(repeat antiphon*)
3Quóniam Deus magnus Dóminus
  et rex magnus super omnes deos.
4Quia in manu eius sunt profúnda terræ,
  et altitúdines móntium ipsíus sunt.
5Quóniam ipsíus est mare, et ipse fecit illud,
  et siccam manus eius formavérunt.
(repeat antiphon*)
6Veníte, adorémus et procidámus
  et génua flectámus ante Dóminum, qui fecit nos,
7quia ipse est Deus noster,
  et nos pópulus páscuæ eius et oves manus eius.
(repeat antiphon*)
8Utinam hódie vocem eius audiátis:
  «Nolíte obduráre corda vestra,
9sicut in Meríba secúndum diem Massa in desérto,
  ubi tentavérunt me patres vestri:
  probavérunt me, etsi vidérunt ópera mea.
(repeat antiphon*)
10Quadragínta annis tæduit me generatiónis illíus,
  et dixi: Pópulus errántium corde sunt isti.
11Et ipsi non cognovérunt vias meas;
  ídeo iurávi in ira mea:
  Non introíbunt in réquiem meam».
(repeat antiphon*)
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Dómini est terra et plenitúdo eius; veníte, adorémus eum.*
Invitatory PsalmPsalm 94 (95)
The Lord’s is the earth and its fullness: come, let us adore him.
(repeat antiphon*)
Come, let us rejoice in the Lord,
  let us acclaim God our salvation.
Let us come before him proclaiming our thanks,
  let us acclaim him with songs.
(repeat antiphon*)
For the Lord is a great God,
  a king above all gods.
For he holds the depths of the earth in his hands,
  and the peaks of the mountains are his.
For the sea is his: he made it;
  and his hands formed the dry land.
(repeat antiphon*)
Come, let us worship and bow down,
  bend the knee before the Lord who made us;
for he himself is our God and we are his flock,
  the sheep that follow his hand.
(repeat antiphon*)
If only, today, you would listen to his voice:
  “Do not harden your hearts
  as you did at Meribah,
on the day of Massah in the desert,
  when your fathers tested me –
they put me to the test,
  although they had seen my works.”
(repeat antiphon*)
“For forty years they wearied me,
  that generation.
I said: their hearts are wandering,
  they do not know my paths.
I swore in my anger:
  they will never enter my place of rest.”
(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’s is the earth and its fullness: 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
Auróra iam spargit polum,
terris dies illábitur,
lucis resúltat spículum:
discédat omne lúbricum.
Iam vana noctis décidant,
mentis reátus súbruat,
quicquid ténebris hórridum
nox áttulit culpæ, cadat,
Ut mane illud últimum,
quod præstolámur cérnui,
in lucem nobis éffluat,
dum hoc canóre cóncrepat.
Deo Patri sit glória
eiúsque soli Fílio
cum Spíritu Paráclito,
in sempitérna sǽcula. Amen.
Hymn
It were my soul’s desire
To see the face of God;
It were my soul’s desire
To rest in his abode.
Grant, Lord, my soul’s desire,
Deep waves of cleansing sighs,
Grant, Lord, my soul’s desire,
From earthly cares to rise.
It were my soul’s desire
To imitate my King,
It were my soul’s desire
His endless praise to sing.
It were my soul’s desire,
When heaven’s gate is won,
To find my soul’s desire,
Clear shining like the sun.
This still my soul’s desire,
Whatever life afford,
To gain my soul’s desire
And see thy face, O Lord.

Ps 118:145-152
Prope es tu, Dómine, et omnes viæ tuæ véritas.
145Clamávi in toto corde, exáudi me, Dómine;*
  iustificatiónes tuas servábo.
146Clamávi ad te, salvum me fac,*
  ut custódiam testimónia tua.
147Prævéni dilúculo et clamávi,*
  in verba tua supersperávi.
148Prævenérunt óculi mei vigílias,*
  ut meditárer elóquia tua.
149Vocem meam audi secúndum misericórdiam tuam, Dómine,*
  secúndum iudícium tuum vivífica me.
150Appropinquavérunt persequéntes me in malítia,*
  a lege autem tua longe facti sunt.
151Prope es tu, Dómine,*
  et ómnia præcépta tua véritas.
152Ab inítio cognóvi de testimóniis tuis,*
  quia in ætérnum fundásti ea.
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Prope es tu, Dómine, et omnes viæ tuæ véritas.
Psalm 118 (119): 145-152
You, O Lord, are close; your ways are truth.
I call on you with all my heart –
  answer me, Lord.
  I will obey your laws.
I call on you –
  save me
  so that I can keep your decrees.
At first light I cry to you,
  I put all my hope in your word.
In the night I keep watch,
  pondering your sayings.
In your mercy, Lord, hear my voice;
  in your justice, give me life.
My persecutors come to do me harm:
  they are far from your law.
But you, Lord, are near to me,
  and you are trustworthy in all your precepts.
From the beginning I have known your decrees,
  how you have made them to last 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.
You, O Lord, are close; your ways are truth.

CanticumSap 9:1-6,9-11
Domine, da mihi sapientiam

Dabo vobis os et sapientiam, cui non poterunt resistere ... adversarii vestri” (Lc 21, 15).

Mecum sit, Dómine, sapiéntia tua et mecum labóret.
1Deus patrum meórum et Dómine misericórdiæ,*
  qui fecísti ómnia verbo tuo
2et sapiéntia tua constituísti hóminem,*
  ut dominarétur creatúris, quæ a te factæ sunt,
3et dispóneret orbem terrárum in sanctitáte et iustítia*
  et in directióne cordis iudícium iudicáret,
4da mihi sédium tuárum assistrícem sapiéntiam*
  et noli me reprobáre a púeris tuis,
5quóniam servus tuus sum ego et fílius ancíllæ tuæ,†
  homo infírmus et exígui témporis*
  et minor ad intelléctum iudícii et legum.
6Nam, et si quis erit consummátus inter fílios hóminum,†
  si ab illo abfúerit sapiéntia tua,*
  in níhilum computábitur.
9Et tecum sapiéntia, quæ novit ópera tua,*
  quæ et áffuit tunc, cum orbem terrárum fáceres,
et sciébat quid esset plácitum in óculis tuis*
  et quid diréctum in præcéptis tuis.
10Emítte illam de cælis sanctis tuis*
  et a sede magnitúdinis tuæ mitte illam,
ut mecum sit et mecum labóret,*
  ut sciam quid accéptum sit apud te.
11Scit enim illa ómnia et intéllegit†
  et dedúcet me in opéribus meis sóbrie*
  et custódiet me in sua glória.
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Mecum sit, Dómine, sapiéntia tua et mecum labóret.
CanticleWisdom 9
Lord, give me wisdom
Lord, let your wisdom be with me to help me and to work with me.
God of my fathers and Lord of mercy,
  who made all things by your word;
  who in your wisdom set man to rule over all that you created
 – to arrange the world in holiness and justice
 – to make right judgements according to the guidance of his heart:
give me Wisdom, who stands by your throne,
  and let me not be unworthy to be your servant.
For I am your slave and the son of your servant-girl,
  a man, weak, short-lived,
  slow to understand your judgements and laws.
Even the highest of the children of men
 – if your wisdom is absent – counts for nothing.
With you abides Wisdom, who knows your works.
  She was with you when you made the world.
  She knew what was pleasing to your eyes.
  She saw what was right according to your precepts.
Send your Wisdom from the highest heaven;
  send her from the throne of your greatness;
  that she may abide with me and work with me,
  so that I may know what it is that pleases you.
For Wisdom knows everything, and understands;
  she will lead me wisely in what I do,
  and protect me in her glory.
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, let your wisdom be with me to help me and to work with me.

Ps 116:1-2
Laus miserentis Domini

Dico... gentes propter misericordiam glorificare Deum” (Rom 15, 8. 9).

Véritas Dómini manet in ætérnum.
1Laudáte Dóminum, omnes gentes,*
  collaudáte eum, omnes pópuli.
2Quóniam confirmáta est super nos misericórdia eius,*
  et véritas Dómini manet in ætérnum.
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Véritas Dómini manet in ætérnum.
Psalm 116 (117)
Praise of the merciful Lord
The truth of the Lord will stand firm for ever.
Praise the Lord, all nations; all peoples, praise him.
For his mercy is strong over us and his faithfulness is 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.
The truth of the Lord will stand firm for ever.

Lectio brevisPhil 2:14-15
Omnia fácite sine murmuratiónibus et hæsitatiónibus, ut efficiámini sine queréla et símplices, fílii Dei sine reprehensióne in médio generatiónis pravæ et pervérsæ, inter quos lucétis sicut luminária in mundo.
Short Reading
Philippians 2:14-15 ©
Do all that has to be done without complaining or arguing and then you will be innocent and genuine, perfect children of God among a deceitful and underhand brood, and you will shine in the world like bright stars.

Responsorium breve
℣. Clamávi ad te, Dómine; * Tu es refúgium meum. Clamávi.
℟. Pórtio mea in terra vivéntium.* Tu es refúgium meum. Glória Patri. Clamávi.
Short Responsory
I called to you, Lord; you are my refuge.
I called to you, Lord; you are my refuge.
You are all I have in the land of the living.
I called to you, Lord; you are my refuge.
Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit.
I called to you, Lord; you are my refuge.

Canticum
De Messia eiusque præcursore
Illúmina, Dómine, sedéntes in ténebris et umbra mortis.
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.
Illúmina, Dómine, sedéntes in ténebris et umbra mortis.
CanticleBenedictus
The Messiah and his forerunner
Give your light, Lord, to those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death.
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.
Give your light, Lord, to those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death.

Preces
Deum, qui Maríam matrem Christi ómnibus creatúris cæléstibus et terréstribus antecéllere vóluit, cum fidúcia implorémus:
Réspice Matrem Fílii tui et exáudi nos.
Pater misericordiárum, grátias tibi reférimus quod nobis Maríam matrem et exémplum dedísti,
  per eius intercessiónem corda nostra sanctífica.
Réspice Matrem Fílii tui et exáudi nos.
Qui Maríam tuo inténtam reddidísti verbo et ancíllam tuam fidélem effecísti,
  per eius intercessiónem fructus Sancti Spíritus nobis concéde.
Réspice Matrem Fílii tui et exáudi nos.
Qui Maríam iuxta crucem stantem roborásti et in resurrectióne Fílii tui replésti lætítia,
  per eius intercessiónem tribulatiónes súbleva nostras spemque nostram confírma.
Réspice Matrem Fílii tui et exáudi nos.
Prayers and intercessions
From all eternity God chose Mary to be Mother of Christ. Therefore she is above all other creatures both in heaven and on earth. With her we proclaim:
My soul glorifies the Lord.
Father, your Son Jesus gave his mother to the Church, a perfect example of faith:
  may we accept your word in faith, as she did.
My soul glorifies the Lord.
Mary listened to your voice, and brought your Word into the world:
  by answering your call, may we too bring your Son to men.
My soul glorifies the Lord.
You strengthened Mary to stand at the foot of the cross and filled her with joy at the resurrection:
  by her intercession lighten our sorrow and reinforce our hope.
My soul glorifies the Lord.

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, nostræ fons et orígo salútis, ita nos fac semper vita nostra tuam glóriam profitéri, ut et in cælis a tua numquam laude cessémus.
Per Dóminum nostrum Iesum Christum, Fílium tuum,
qui tecum vivit et regnat in unitáte Spíritus Sancti, Deus,
per ómnia sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Lord God,
  source and origin of our salvation,
make our lives here on earth so proclaim your glory
  that we may praise you without ceasing in heaven.
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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