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Thursday 13 December 2018    (other days)
Saint Lucy, Virgin, Martyr 
 (Thursday of the 2nd week of Advent)

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
Vírginis Proles opiféxque Matris,
Virgo quem gessit peperítque Virgo,
vírginis festum cánimus tropǽum:
áccipe votum.
Hæc tua virgo, dúplici beáta
sorte dum gestit frágilem domáre
córporis sexum, dómuit cruéntum
córpore sæclum.
Inde nec mortem nec amíca mortis
sæva pœnárum génera pavéscens,
sánguine fuso méruit sacrátum
scándere cælum.
Huius obténtu, Deus alme, nostris
parce iam culpis, vítiis revúlsis,
quo tibi puri résonet per ævum
péctoris hymnus. Amen.
Hymn
All hail the power of Jesus’ name;
  Let Angels prostrate fall;
Bring forth the royal diadem
  To crown him Lord of all.
Crown him, ye Martyrs of your God,
  Who from his altar call;
Praise him whose way of pain ye trod,
  And crown him Lord of all.
Hail him, ye heirs of David’s line,
  Whom David Lord did call;
The God Incarnate, Man Divine,
  And crown him Lord of all.
Let every tribe and every tongue
  To him their hearts enthral,
Lift high the universal song,
  And crown him Lord of all.

Ps 71:1-11
Regia Messiæ potestas

Apertis thesauris suis, obtulerunt ei munera, aurum et tus et myrrham” (Mt 2, 11).

Pósui te in lucem géntium, ut sis salus mea usque ad extrémum terræ.
1Deus, iudícium tuum regi da*
  et iustítiam tuam fílio regis;
2iúdicet pópulum tuum in iustítia*
  et páuperes tuos in iudício.
3Afferant montes pacem pópulo,*
  et colles iustítiam.
4Iudicábit páuperes pópuli†
  et salvos fáciet fílios ínopis*
  et humiliábit calumniatórem.
5Et permanébit cum sole et ante lunam,*
  in generatióne et generatiónem.
6Descéndet sicut plúvia in gramen*
  et sicut imber írrigans terram.
7Florébit in diébus eius iustítia et abundántia pacis,*
  donec auferátur luna.
8Et dominábitur a mari usque ad mare*
  et a Flúmine usque ad términos orbis terrárum.
9Coram illo prócident íncolæ desérti,*
  et inimíci eius terram lingent.
10Reges Tharsis et ínsulæ múnera ófferent,*
  reges Arabum et Saba dona addúcent.
11Et adorábunt eum omnes reges,*
  omnes gentes sérvient ei.
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Pósui te in lucem géntium, ut sis salus mea usque ad extrémum terræ.
Psalm 71 (72)
The Messiah's royal power
I will make you the light of the nations to bring my salvation to the ends of the earth.
Give the king your judgement, O God,
  give the king’s son your righteousness.
Let him judge your people with justice
  and your poor ones with wisdom.
Let the mountains bring peace to your people,
  let the hills bring righteousness.
He will give his judgement to the poor among the people,
  he will rescue the children of the destitute,
  he will lay low the false accuser.
He will endure with the sun, beneath the moon,
  from generation to generation.
He will come down like rain on the pasture,
  like a shower that waters the earth.
In his time, righteousness will flourish
  and abundance of peace,
  until the moon itself is no more.
He will rule from coast to coast,
  from the world’s centre to its farthest edge.
The desert-dwellers will cast themselves down before him;
  his enemies will eat dust at his feet.
The kings of Tharsis and the islands will bring tribute,
  the kings of Arabia and Sheba will bring gifts.
All the kings will worship him,
  all nations will serve 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.
I will make you the light of the nations to bring my salvation to the ends of the earth.

Ps 71:12-19
Salvos fáciet Dóminus fílios páuperum; ex oppressióne rédimet ánimas eórum.
12Quia liberábit ínopem clamántem*
  et páuperem, cui non erat adiútor.
13Parcet páuperi et ínopi*
  et ánimas páuperum salvas fáciet.
14Ex oppressióne et violéntia rédimet ánimas eórum,*
  et pretiósus erit sanguis eórum coram illo.
15Et vivet, et dábitur ei de auro Arábiæ,†
  et orábunt pro ipso semper;*
  tota die benedícent ei.
16Et erit ubértas fruménti in terra,*
  in summis móntium fluctuábit;
sicut Líbanus fructus eius*
  et florébit de civitáte sicut fenum terræ.
17Sit nomen eius benedíctum in sǽcula,*
  ante solem permanébit nomen eius.
Et benedicéntur in ipso omnes tribus terræ,*
  omnes gentes magnificábunt eum.
18Benedíctus Dóminus Deus, Deus Israel,*
  qui facit mirabília solus.
19Et benedíctum nomen maiestátis eius in ætérnum;*
  et replébitur maiestáte eius omnis terra. Fiat, fiat.
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Salvos fáciet Dóminus fílios páuperum; ex oppressióne rédimet ánimas eórum.
Psalm 71 (72)
The Lord will save the poor; from oppression he will rescue their lives.
Because he has given freedom to the destitute who called to him,
  to the poor, whom no-one will hear.
He will spare the poor and the needy,
  he will keep their lives safe.
He will rescue their lives from oppression and violence,
  their blood will be precious in his sight.
He will live long, and receive gifts of gold from Arabia;
  they will pray for him always,
  bless him all through the day.
There will be abundance of grain in the land,
  it will wave even from the tops of the mountains;
its fruit will be richer than Lebanon.
  The people will flourish as easily as grass.
Let his name be blessed for ever,
  let his name endure beneath the sun.
All the nations of the earth will be blessed in him,
  all nations will acclaim his greatness.
Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel,
  who alone works wonders.
Let his majesty be blessed for ever;
  let it fill all the earth. 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.
The Lord will save the poor; from oppression he will rescue their lives.

Canticum
Ap 11:17-18,12:10-12
De iudicio Dei
Nunc facta est salus et regnum Dei nostri.
11,17Grátias ágimus tibi,*
  Dómine Deus omnípotens,
qui es et qui eras,*
  quia accepísti virtútem tuam magnam et regnásti.
18Et irátæ sunt gentes,*
  et advénit ira tua, et tempus mortuórum iudicári,
et réddere mercédem servis tuis prophétis et sanctis*
  et timéntibus nomen tuum, pusíllis et magnis.
12,10Nunc facta est salus et virtus et regnum Dei nostri*
  et potéstas Christi eius,
quia proiéctus est accusátor fratrum nostrórum,*
  qui accusábat illos ante conspéctum Dei nostri die ac nocte.
11Et ipsi vicérunt illum propter sánguinem Agni*
  et propter verbum testimónii sui;
et non dilexérunt ánimam suam*
  usque ad mortem.
12Proptérea lætámini, cæli*
  et qui habitátis in eis.
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Nunc facta est salus et regnum Dei nostri.
CanticleApocalypse 11
The Judgement
Victory and empire have now been won by our God.
We thank you,
  Lord God Almighty,
who are and who were,
  that you have taken up your great power and begun to reign.
The nations were angered,
  but your anger came, the time for the dead to be judged,
the time to reward the prophets and saints, your servants,
  and those who feared your name, both great and small.
Now have come the salvation and might and kingdom of our God,
  and the power of his Anointed,
for the accuser of our brethren has been brought down,
  who accused them day and night in the sight of God.
But they vanquished him through the blood of the Lamb
  and through their own witness.
They did not cling to life,
  even in the face of death.
Therefore rejoice, heavens,
  and you who dwell in them.
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.
Victory and empire have now been won by our God.

Lectio brevis1 Petr 4:13-14
Sed, quemádmodum communicátis Christi passiónibus, gaudéte, ut et in revelatióne glóriæ eius gaudeátis exsultántes. Si exprobrámini in nómine Christi, beáti, quóniam Spíritus glóriæ et Dei super vos requiéscit.
Short Reading1 Peter 4:13-14 ©
Beloved, if you can have some share in the sufferings of Christ, be glad, because you will enjoy a much greater gladness when his glory is revealed. It is a blessing for you when they insult you for bearing the name of Christ, because it means that you have the Spirit of glory, the Spirit of God resting on you.

Responsorium breve
℣. Probásti nos, Deus,* Et eduxísti nos in refrigérium. Probásti.
℟. Igne nos examinásti, sicut examinátur argéntum.* Et eduxísti nos in refrigérium. Glória Patri. Probásti.
Short Responsory
You have tested us, God, and you have brought us out into freedom again.
You have tested us, God, and you have brought us out into freedom again.
You have refined us like silver.
You have tested us, God, and you have brought us out into freedom again.
Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit.
You have tested us, God, and you have brought us out into freedom again.

Canticum
Exsultatio animæ in Domino
In tua patiéntia possedísti ánimam tuam, Lúcia, sponsa Christi: odísti quæ in mundo sunt, et corúscas cum ángelis; sánguine próprio inimícum vicísti.
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 sǽcula.
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
In tua patiéntia possedísti ánimam tuam, Lúcia, sponsa Christi: odísti quæ in mundo sunt, et corúscas cum ángelis; sánguine próprio inimícum vicísti.
CanticleMagnificat
My soul rejoices in the Lord
By your endurance you gained eternal life, Saint Lucy, bride of Christ. You despised the things of this world; now you are in glory with the angels. With your own blood you overcame the enemy.
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.
By your endurance you gained eternal life, Saint Lucy, bride of Christ. You despised the things of this world; now you are in glory with the angels. With your own blood you overcame the enemy.

Preces
Hac hora, qua Rex mártyrum vitam suam in cena óbtulit et in cruce depósuit, grátias agámus illi, dicéntes:
Te, Dómine, celebrámus.
Te, Dómine, celebrámus, quia in finem dilexísti nos, salvátor noster, omnis martýrii fons et exémplum:
Te, Dómine, celebrámus.
Quia omnes peccatóres pæniténtes in prǽmium vitæ vocásti:
Te, Dómine, celebrámus.
Quia sánguinem novi et ætérni testaménti, in remissiónem peccatórum effúsum, hódie obtúlimus:
Te, Dómine, celebrámus.
Quia hac die per grátiam tuam in fide perseverávimus:
Te, Dómine, celebrámus.
Quia tuæ morti multos fratres hódie sociásti:
Te, Dómine, celebrámus.
Prayers and intercessions
Let us give thanks to the king of martyrs, for this is the hour when he offered himself in the last supper and laid down his life on the cross.
We praise you, Christ the Lord.
We praise you, Christ our Saviour, example and strength of the martyrs, because you have loved us to the end;
We praise you, Christ the Lord.
Because you have promised repentant sinners the reward of eternal life,
We praise you, Christ the Lord.
Because you have called the Church to offer the blood of the new and eternal covenant, the blood shed for the remission of sins,
We praise you, Christ the Lord.
Because you have brought us to this day with the gift of faith intact,
We praise you, Christ the Lord.
Because of the many brothers who today have come to share in your saving death,
We praise you, Christ 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.

Intercéssio nos, quǽsumus, Dómine, sanctæ Lúciæ, vírginis et mártyris, gloriósa confóveat, ut eius natalícia et temporáliter frequentémus et conspiciámus ætérna.
Per Dóminum nostrum Iesum Christum, Fílium tuum,
qui tecum vivit et regnat in unitáte Spíritus Sancti, Deus,
per ómnia sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Let the prayer of the virgin martyr Lucy support us, Lord,
  so that with each passing year we may celebrate her entry into life,
  and finally see you face to face in heaven.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
  who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
  one God, for ever and ever.
Amen.

Dóminus nos benedícat, et ab omni malo deféndat, et ad vitam perdúcat ætérnam.
  Amen.
The Lord bless us, and keep us from all evil, and bring us to everlasting life.
  Amen.

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