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Friday 29 April 2016    (other days)
Saint Catherine of Siena, Virgin, Doctor 
 (Friday of the 5th week of Eastertide)

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
Te, Catharína, máximis
nunc venerámur láudibus,
cunctæ lumen Ecclésiæ,
sertis ornáta plúrimis.
Magnis aucta virtútibus
et vita florens ínclita,
húmili mente ac strénua
per crucis pergis trámitem.
Stella vidéris pópulis
salúbris pacis núntia;
mores restáuras óptimos,
feróces mulces ánimos.
Sancto compúlsa Spíritu,
igníta verba lóqueris,
quæ lucem sapiéntiæ,
æstus amóris íngerunt.
Tuis confísos précibus,
virgo dilécta Dómino,
nos caritáte cóncitos
fac Sponsi regna quǽrere.
Iesu, tibi sit glória,
qui natus es de Vírgine,
cum Patre et almo Spíritu
in sempitérna sǽcula. Amen.
Hymn
O Christ, the heavens’ eternal King,
Creator, unto thee we sing,
With God the Father ever One,
Co-equal, co-eternal Son.
Thy hand, when first the world began,
Made in thine own pure image man,
And linked to fleshly form of earth
A living soul of heavenly birth.
And when the envious crafty foe
Had marred thy noblest work below,
Thou didst our ruined state repair
By deigning flesh thyself to wear.
Once of a virgin born to save,
And now new born from death’s dark grave,
O Christ, thou bidd’st us rise with thee
From death to immortality.
Eternal Shepherd, thou art wont
To cleanse Thy sheep within the font,
That mystic bath, that grave of sin,
Where ransomed souls new life begin.
Divine Redeemer, thou didst deign
To bear for us the cross of pain,
And freely pay the precious price
Of all thy blood in sacrifice.
Jesu, do thou to every heart
Unceasing Paschal joy impart;
From death of sin and guilty strife
Set free the new born sons of life.
All praise be thine, O risen Lord,
From death to endless life restored;
All praise to God the Father be
And Holy Ghost eternally.

Ps 40:2-14
Infirmi oratio
Unus ex vobis me tradet, qui manducat mecum” (Mc 14, 18).
Christus propter nos egénus factus est, ut nos dívites essémus, allelúia.
2Beátus, qui intéllegit de egéno,*
  in die mala liberábit eum Dóminus.
3Dóminus servábit eum et vivificábit eum†
  et beátum fáciet eum in terra*
  et non tradet eum in ánimam inimicórum eius.
4Dóminus opem feret illi super lectum dolóris eius;*
  univérsum stratum eius versábis in infirmitáte eius.
5Ego dixi: «Dómine, miserére mei;*
  sana ánimam meam, quia peccávi tibi».
6Inimíci mei dixérunt mala mihi:*
  «Quando moriétur, et períbit nomen eius?».
7Et si ingrediebátur, ut visitáret, vana loquebátur;†
  cor eius congregábat iniquitátem sibi,*
  egrediebátur foras et detrahébat.
8Simul advérsum me susurrábant omnes inimíci mei;*
  advérsum me cogitábant mala mihi:
«9Malefícium effúsum est in eo;*
  et, qui decúmbit, non adíciet ut resúrgat».
10Sed et homo pacis meæ, in quo sperávi,*
  qui edébat panem meum, levávit contra me calcáneum.
11Tu autem, Dómine, miserére mei*
  et resúscita me, et retríbuam eis.
12In hoc cognóvi quóniam voluísti me,*
  quia non gaudébit inimícus meus super me;
13me autem propter innocéntiam suscepísti*
  et statuísti me in conspéctu tuo in ætérnum.
14Benedíctus Dóminus Deus Israel*
  a sǽculo et usque in sǽculum. Fiat, fiat.
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Christus propter nos egénus factus est, ut nos dívites essémus, allelúia.
Psalm 40 (41)
Prayer in time of sickness
Christ made himself poor for our enrichment. Alleluia.
Blessed is he who takes thought for the helpless,
  for the Lord will keep him safe in time of trouble.
The Lord will guard him and give him life.
  He will give him good fortune on the earth,
  and not betray him into the power of his enemies.
The Lord will lend him strength on his bed of pain;
  you will transform all his sickness into health.
I said, “Lord, have mercy, heal my soul,
  for I have sinned against you.”
My enemies spoke against me, saying: “When will he die?
  When will his name perish?”
When one of them came to visit me, he talked of nothing,
  but stored up wickedness in his heart.
  He went out, and told tales against me.
All my enemies whispered together against me,
  imagined the worst:
“A plague has taken hold of him:
  he has lain down and will not rise.”
Even my dearest friend, in whom I put my trust, who had eaten my bread –
  even he trampled me down.
But you, Lord – have mercy on me,
  revive me, and I will pay them back.
This is how I know that I have your favour,
  when my enemy cannot triumph over me,
when you raise me up because of my innocence,
  and put me in your presence for all eternity.
Blessed be the Lord God of Israel,
  from the beginning to the end of time.
  Amen! Amen!
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.
Christ made himself poor for our enrichment. Alleluia.

Ps 45:2-12
Deus refugium et virtus
Vocabunt nomen eius Emmanuel, quod est interpretatum Nobiscum Deus” (Mt 1, 23).
Flúminis ímpetus lætíficat civitátem Dei, allelúia.
2Deus est nobis refúgium et virtus,*
  adiutórium in tribulatiónibus invéntus est nimis.
3Proptérea non timébimus, dum turbábitur terra,*
  et transferéntur montes in cor maris.
4Fremant et intuméscant aquæ eius,*
  conturbéntur montes in elatióne eius.
5Flúminis rivi lætíficant civitátem Dei,*
  sancta tabernácula Altíssimi.
6Deus in médio eius, non commovébitur;*
  adiuvábit eam Deus mane dilúculo.
7Fremuérunt gentes, commóta sunt regna;*
  dedit vocem suam, liquefácta est terra.
8Dóminus virtútum nobíscum,*
  refúgium nobis Deus Iacob.
9Veníte et vidéte ópera Dómini,*
  quæ pósuit prodígia super terram.
Auferet bella usque ad finem terræ,†
  10arcum cónteret et confrínget arma*
  et scuta combúret igne.
11Vacáte et vidéte quóniam ego sum Deus:*
  exaltábor in géntibus et exaltábor in terra.
12Dóminus virtútum nobíscum,*
  refúgium nobis Deus Iacob.
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Flúminis ímpetus lætíficat civitátem Dei, allelúia.
Psalm 45 (46)
God, our refuge and our strength
The waters of a river give joy to God’s city, alleluia.
The Lord is our refuge and our strength,
  a true help in our troubles.
Therefore we do not fear,
  even when the earth is shaken and mountains fall into the depths of the sea,
the waves roar and foam
  and rise up to shake the mountains.
The streams of the river give joy to the city of God,
  the holy dwelling-place of the Most High.
God is within it, it will not be shaken;
  God will give help as the day dawns.
The nations are in turmoil and kingdoms totter:
  at the sound of his voice, the earth flows like water.
The Lord of strength is with us,
  the God of Jacob is our refuge.
Come and see the works of the Lord,
  who has done wonders on the earth.
He puts an end to wars over all the world:
  he tramples the bow, shatters weapons, and burns the shields with fire.
Stop and see that I am God:
  I will be exalted among the nations, exalted on the earth.
The Lord of strength is with us,
  the God of Jacob is our refuge.
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 waters of a river give joy to God’s city, alleluia.

CanticumAp 15:3-4
Hymnus adorationis
Cantémus Dómino: glorióse enim magnificátus est, allelúia.
3Magna et mirabília ópera tua,*
  Dómine Deus omnípotens;
iustæ et veræ viæ tuæ,*
  Rex géntium!
4Quis non timébit, Dómine,*
  et glorificábit nomen tuum?
Quia solus Sanctus,†
  quóniam omnes gentes vénient et adorábunt in conspéctu tuo,*
  quóniam iudícia tua manifestáta sunt.
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Cantémus Dómino: glorióse enim magnificátus est, allelúia.
CanticleApocalypse 15
A hymn of adoration
Let us sing to the Lord: great is his triumph. Alleluia.
Great and wonderful are your deeds,
  O Lord God the Almighty!
Just and true are your ways,
  O King of the ages!
Who shall not fear and glorify your name, O Lord?
  For you alone are holy.
All nations shall come and worship you,
  for your judgements have been revealed.
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.
Let us sing to the Lord: great is his triumph. Alleluia.

Lectio brevisHebr 5:8-10
Christus cum esset Fílius, dídicit ex his, quæ passus est, obœdiéntiam et, consummátus, factus est ómnibus obœdiéntibus sibi auctor salútis ætérnæ, appellátus a Deo póntifex iuxta órdinem Melchísedech.
Short ReadingHebrews 5:8-10 ©
Christ, although he was the Son, learnt to obey through suffering; but having been made perfect, he became for all who obey him the source of eternal salvation and was acclaimed by God with the title of high priest of the order of Melchizedek.

Responsorium breve
℣. Gavísi sunt discípuli,* Allelúia, allelúia. Gavísi.
℟. Viso Dómino.* Allelúia, allelúia. Glória Patri. Gavísi.
Short Responsory
The disciples rejoiced, alleluia, alleluia.
The disciples rejoiced, alleluia, alleluia.
They saw the Lord, alleluia, alleluia.
The disciples rejoiced, alleluia, alleluia.
Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit.
The disciples rejoiced, alleluia, alleluia.

Canticum
Exsultatio animæ in Domino
Semper et ubíque Catharína Deum quærébat, et inveniébat, et possidébat per actuálem afféctum et amóris uniónem, 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.
Semper et ubíque Catharína Deum quærébat, et inveniébat, et possidébat per actuálem afféctum et amóris uniónem, allelúia.
CanticleMagnificat
My soul rejoices in the Lord
At all times and in all places, Catherine sought God. She found him and was united to him in love, 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.
At all times and in all places, Catherine sought God. She found him and was united to him in love, alleluia.

Preces
Christum, viam, veritátem et vitam exaltémus, clamántes:
Fili Dei vivi, bénedic pópulum tuum.
Orámus te, Christe, pro ómnibus Ecclésiæ tuæ minístris, ut, frangéntes frátribus panem vitæ,
— ipsi nutriántur et roboréntur.
Orámus te pro toto pópulo christiáno, ut digne ámbulet vocatióne sua
— et servet unitátem spíritus in vínculo pacis.
Orámus te pro iis, qui nos in potestáte regunt, ut exérceant múnera secúndum iustítiam et misericórdiam,
— ádeo ut concórdia præváleat et pax inter pópulos univérsos.
Orámus te, ut nos dignos perfícias, qui te celebrémus corde sincéro in communióne sanctórum,
— cum frátribus nostris defúnctis, quos pietáti tuæ commendámus.
Prayers and intercessions
Let us pray to Christ, the way, the truth and the life.
Son of the living God, bless your people.
We pray for all the ministers of your Church:
  may they be nourished and sustained as they break for their brothers the bread of life.
Son of the living God, bless your people.
We pray for the whole Christian people:
  may they be faithful to their calling and hold fast in bonds of peace the unity of the spirit.
Son of the living God, bless your people.
We pray for those who govern our country that they may exercise their office with justice and compassion;
  help them to promote the peace of the world.
Son of the living God, bless your people.
Make us worthy to adore you in the communion of saints;
  grant eternal joy to the faithful departed, whom we entrust to your care.
Son of the living God, bless your people.

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, qui beátam Catharínam, in contemplatióne domínicæ passiónis et in Ecclésiæ tuæ servítio, divíno amóre flagráre fecísti, ipsíus intercessióne concéde, ut pópulus tuus, Christi mystério sociátus, in eius glóriæ revelatióne semper exsúltet. Per Dóminum.
Almighty God, you made Saint Catherine of Siena
  a contemplative lover of the Lord’s sufferings
  and an ardent servant of your church.
Grant through her prayer
  that your people may be united to Christ in his mystery,
  and rejoice for ever in the revelation of his glory.
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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