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Saturday 23 May 2015    (other days)
Saturday of the 7th week of Eastertide

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 99:1-5
Redemptos iubet Dominus victoriæ carmen canere” (S. Athanasius).
Christum Dóminum, qui Sanctum nobis promísit Spíritum, veníte, adorémus, allelúia.
(repeat antiphon*)
2Iubiláte Dómino, omnis terra,*
  servíte Dómino in lætítia;
introíte in conspéctu eius*
  in exsultatióne.
3Scitóte quóniam Dóminus ipse est Deus;†
  ipse fecit nos, et ipsíus sumus,*
  pópulus eius et oves páscuæ eius.
(repeat antiphon*)
4Introíte portas eius in confessióne,†
  átria eius in hymnis,*
  confitémini illi, benedícite nómini eius.
5Quóniam suávis est Dóminus;†
  in ætérnum misericórdia eius,*
  et usque in generatiónem et generatiónem véritas eius.
(repeat antiphon*)
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Christum Dóminum, qui Sanctum nobis promísit Spíritum, veníte, adorémus, allelúia.*
Invitatory PsalmPsalm 99 (100)
Christ the Lord has promised us the Holy Spirit: come, let us adore him, alleluia.
(repeat antiphon*)
Rejoice in the Lord, all the earth,
  and serve him with joy.
Exult as you enter his presence.
(repeat antiphon*)
Know that the Lord is God.
He made us and we are his
 – his people, the sheep of his flock.
(repeat antiphon*)
Cry out his praises as you enter his gates,
  fill his courtyards with songs.
Proclaim him and bless his name;
  for the Lord is our delight.
His mercy lasts for ever,
  his faithfulness through all the ages.
(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.
Christ the Lord has promised us the Holy Spirit: come, let us adore him, alleluia.*

* 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
Optátus votis ómnium
sacrátus illúxit dies,
quo Christus, mundi spes, Deus,
conscéndit cælos árduos.
Magni triúmphum prœ́lii,
mundi perémpto príncipe,
Patris præséntans vúltibus
victrícis carnis glóriam,
In nube fertur lúcida
et spem facit credéntibus,
iam paradísum réserans
quem protoplásti cláuserant.
O grande cunctis gáudium,
quod partus nostræ Vírginis,
post sputa, flagra, post crucem
patérnæ sedi iúngitur.
Agámus ergo grátias
nostræ salútis víndici,
nostrum quod corpus véxerit
sublíme ad cæli régiam.
Sit nobis cum cæléstibus
commúne manens gáudium:
illis, quod semet óbtulit,
nobis, quod se non ábstulit.
Nunc, Christe, scandens ǽthera
ad te cor nostrum súbleva,
tuum Patrísque Spíritum
emíttens nobis cǽlitus. Amen.
Hymn
Eternal Monarch, King most high,
whose blood hath brought redemption nigh,
by whom the death of Death was wrought,
and conquering Grace’s battle fought.
Ascending to the throne of might,
and seated at the Father’s right,
all power in heaven is Jesus’ own,
that here his manhood had not known.
That so, in nature’s triple frame,
each heavenly and each earthly name,
and things in hell’s abyss abhorred,
may bend the knee and own him Lord.
Yea, angels tremble when they see
how changed is our humanity;
that flesh hath purged what flesh had stained,
and God, the flesh of God, hath reigned.
Be thou our joy and strong defence,
who art our future recompense:
so shall the light that springs from thee
be ours through all eternity.
O risen Christ, ascended Lord,
all praise to thee let earth accord,
who art, while endless ages run,
with Father and with Spirit one.

Psalmus 118:145-152
Verba, quæ ego locútus sum vobis, spíritus et vita sunt, allelúia.
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.
Verba, quæ ego locútus sum vobis, spíritus et vita sunt, allelúia.
Psalm 118 (119): 145-152
The words I have spoken to you are spirit and they are life. Alleluia.
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.
The words I have spoken to you are spirit and they are life. Alleluia.

Canticum
Wisdom 9:1-6,9-11
Domine, da mihi sapientiam
Dabo vobis os et sapientiam, cui non poterunt resistere ... adversarii vestri” (Lc 21, 15).
Ædificásti templum et altáre in monte sancto tuo, Dómine, allelúia.
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.
Ædificásti templum et altáre in monte sancto tuo, Dómine, allelúia.
CanticleWisdom 9
Lord, give me wisdom
Lord, you have set up your temple and altar on your holy mountain. Alleluia.
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, you have set up your temple and altar on your holy mountain. Alleluia.

Psalmus 116:1-2
Laus miserentis Domini
Dico... gentes propter misericordiam glorificare Deum” (Rom 15, 8. 9).
Ego sum via et véritas et vita, allelúia.
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.
Ego sum via et véritas et vita, allelúia.
Psalm 116 (117)
Praise of the merciful Lord
I am the Way, the Truth and the Life. Alleluia.
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.
I am the Way, the Truth and the Life. Alleluia.

Lectio brevisRomans 14:7-9
Nemo nostrum sibi vivit et nemo sibi móritur; sive enim vívimus, Dómino vívimus, sive mórimur, Dómino mórimur. Sive ergo vívimus, sive mórimur, Dómini sumus. In hoc enim Christus et mórtuus est et vixit, ut et mortuórum et vivórum dominétur.
Short ReadingRomans 14:7-9 ©
The life and death of each of us has its influence on others; if we live, we live for the Lord; and if we die, we die for the Lord, so that alive or dead we belong to the Lord. This explains why Christ both died and came to life, it was so that he might be Lord both of the dead and of the living.

Responsorium breve
℣. Surréxit Dóminus de sepúlcro,* Allelúia, allelúia. Surréxit.
℟. Qui pro nobis pepéndit in ligno.* Allelúia, allelúia. Glória Patri. Surréxit.
Short Responsory
The Lord has risen from the dead, alleluia, alleluia.
The Lord has risen from the dead, alleluia, alleluia.
For our sake he died on the cross, alleluia, alleluia.
The Lord has risen from the dead, alleluia, alleluia.
Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit.
The Lord has risen from the dead, alleluia, alleluia.

Canticum
De Messia eiusque præcursore
Ecce ego vobíscum sum ómnibus diébus, usque ad consummatiónem sǽculi, 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.
Ecce ego vobíscum sum ómnibus diébus, usque ad consummatiónem sǽculi, allelúia.
CanticleBenedictus
The Messiah and his forerunner
Behold, I am with you all days, even till the end of the world. 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.
Behold, I am with you all days, even till the end of the world. Alleluia.

Preces
Qui baptizáti sumus in Spíritu Sancto, cum ómnibus baptizátis Dóminum glorificémus eúmque implorémus:
Dómine Iesu, sanctífica nos in Spíritu.
Mitte Spíritum Sanctum in nos,
— ut te coram homínibus Regem confiteámur et Dóminum.
Da nobis dilectiónem sine simulatióne,
— ut caritáte fraternitátis ínvicem diligámus.
Fidélium ánimas tua vivificánte grátia dispóne,
— ut dona Spíritus læta voluntáte suscípiant.
Da nobis Spíritus tui Sancti virtútem,
— ut quod in nobis est sáucium sanet et róboret.
Prayers and intercessions
Strengthened by the Holy Spirit, let us join with all the baptized in giving glory to the Lord.
Lord Jesus, make us holy by your Spirit.
Send your Holy Spirit into our minds and hearts;
  let us proclaim before men that you are king and Lord.
Lord Jesus, make us holy by your Spirit.
Grant us a love that is genuine;
  give us respect and a real affection for one another.
Lord Jesus, make us holy by your Spirit.
Renew the hearts of the faithful by your life-giving grace;
  move them to respond gladly to the gifts of the Spirit.
Lord Jesus, make us holy by your Spirit.
Grant us the power of your Spirit to repair our damaged lives;
  may he turn decay into growth.
Lord Jesus, make us holy by your Spirit.

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.

Præsta, quǽsumus, omnípotens Deus, ut, qui paschália festa perégimus, hæc, te largiénte, móribus et vita teneámus. Per Dóminum.
Give us grace, almighty God,
  to hold fast in life and conduct
  to the mystery we have celebrated at Easter.
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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