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Friday 18 April 2014    (other days)
Good Friday

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.
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.

Hymnus
Vexílla regis pródeunt,
fulget crucis mystérium,
quo carne carnis cónditor
suspénsus est patíbulo;
Quo, vulnerátus ínsuper
mucróne diro lánceæ,
ut nos laváret crímine,
manávit unda et sánguine.
Arbor decóra et fúlgida,
ornáta regis púrpura,
elécta digno stípite
tam sancta membra tángere!
Beáta, cuius bráchiis
sæcli pepéndit prétium;
statéra facta est córporis
prædam tulítque tártari.
Salve, ara, salve, víctima,
de passiónis glória,
qua Vita mortem pértulit
et morte vitam réddidit!
O crux, ave, spes única!
hoc passiónis témpore
piis adáuge grátiam
reísque dele crímina.
Te, fons salútis, Trínitas,
colláudet omnis spíritus;
quos per crucis mystérium
salvas, fove per sǽcula. Amen.
Hymn
The royal banners forward go,
The Cross shines forth in radiant glow;
Where he, the Life, did death endure,
And yet by death did life procure.
His feet and hands outstretching there,
He willed the piercing nails to bear,
For us and our redemption’s sake
A victim of himself to make.
There whilst he hung, his sacred side
By soldier’s spear was opened wide,
To cleanse us in the precious flood
Of water mingled with his blood.
Fulfilled is now what David told
In true prophetic song of old,
To all the nations, ‘Lo,’ said he,
‘Our God is reigning from the tree.’
Blest Three in One, our praise we sing
To thee from whom all graces spring:
As by the cross thou dost restore,
So rule and guide us evermore.

Psalmus 115:10-19
Gratiarum actio in templo
Per ipsum (Christum) offeramus hostiam laudis semper Deo” (Hebr 13, 15).
Atténdite, univérsi pópuli et vidéte dolórem meum.
10Crédidi, étiam cum locútus sum:*
  «Ego humiliátus sum nimis».
11Ego dixi in trepidatióne mea:*
  «Omnis homo mendax».
12Quid retríbuam Dómino*
  pro ómnibus, quæ retríbuit mihi?
13Cálicem salutáris accípiam*
  et nomen Dómini invocábo.
14Vota mea Dómino reddam*
  coram omni pópulo eius.
15Pretiósa in conspéctu Dómini*
  mors sanctórum eius.
16O Dómine, ego servus tuus,*
  ego servus tuus et fílius ancíllæ tuæ.
Dirupísti víncula mea:†
  17tibi sacrificábo hóstiam laudis*
  et nomen Dómini invocábo.
18Vota mea Dómino reddam*
  coram omni pópulo eius,
19in átriis domus Dómini,*
  in médio tui, Ierúsalem.
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Atténdite, univérsi pópuli et vidéte dolórem meum.
Psalm 115 (116B)
Thanksgiving in the Temple
Look, all you peoples, and see my grief.
Still I trusted, even when I said
  “I am greatly afflicted,”
when I said in my terror,
  “all men are liars.”
How shall I repay the Lord
  for all he has done for me?
I will take up the cup of salvation
  and call on the name of the Lord.
I will fulfil my vows to the Lord
  before all his people.
Precious in the sight of the Lord
  is the death of his faithful.
O Lord, I am your servant,
  your maidservant’s son.
You have torn apart my chains:
  I will make you a sacrifice of praise,
  I will call on the name of the Lord.
I will fulfil my vows to the Lord
  before all his people,
in the courts of the house of the Lord,
  within your walls, Jerusalem.
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.
Look, all you peoples, and see my grief.

Psalmus 142:1-11
In angustiis oratio
Non iustificatur homo ex operibus legis nisi per fidem Iesu Christi” (Gal 2, 16).
Anxiátus est in me spíritus meus; in me turbátum est cor meum.
1Dómine, exáudi oratiónem meam,†
  áuribus pércipe obsecratiónem meam in veritáte tua;*
  exáudi me in tua iustítia.
2Et non intres in iudícium cum servo tuo,*
  quia non iustificábitur in conspéctu tuo omnis vivens.
3Quia persecútus est inimícus ánimam meam,†
  contrívit in terra vitam meam,*
  collocávit me in obscúris sicut mórtuos a sǽculo.
4Et anxiátus est in me spíritus meus,*
  in médio mei obríguit cor meum.
5Memor fui diérum antiquórum,†
  meditátus sum in ómnibus opéribus tuis,*
  in factis mánuum tuárum recogitábam.
6Expándi manus meas ad te,*
  ánima mea sicut terra sine aqua tibi.
7Velóciter exáudi me, Dómine;*
  defécit spíritus meus.
Non abscóndas fáciem tuam a me,*
  ne símilis fiam descendéntibus in lacum.
8Audítam fac mihi mane misericórdiam tuam,*
  quia in te sperávi.
Notam fac mihi viam, in qua ámbulem,*
  quia ad te levávi ánimam meam.
9Eripe me de inimícis meis,*
  Dómine, ad te confúgi.
10Doce me fácere voluntátem tuam,*
  quia Deus meus es tu.
Spíritus tuus bonus dedúcet me in terram rectam;*
  11propter nomen tuum, Dómine, vivificábis me.
In iustítia tua*
  edúces de tribulatióne ánimam meam.
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Anxiátus est in me spíritus meus; in me turbátum est cor meum.
Psalm 142 (143)
A prayer in time of trouble
My spirit fails; my heart is numb within me.
Lord, listen to my prayer:
  in your faithfulness turn your ear to my pleading;
  in your justice, hear me.
Do not judge your servant:
  nothing that lives can justify itself before you.
The enemy has hounded my spirit,
  he has crushed my life to the ground,
  he has shut me in darkness, like the dead of long ago.
So my spirit trembles within me,
  my heart turns to stone.
I remind myself of the days of old,
  I reflect on all your works,
  I meditate once more on the work of your hands.
I stretch out my arms to you,
  I stretch out my soul, like a land without water.
Come quickly and hear me, O Lord,
  for my spirit is weakening.
Do not hide your face from me,
  do not let me be like the dead,
  who go down to the underworld.
Show me your mercy at daybreak,
  because of my trust in you.
Tell me the way I should follow,
  for I lift up my soul towards you.
Rescue me from my enemies:
  Lord, I flee to you for refuge.
Teach me to do your will,
  for you are my God.
Your good spirit will lead me to the land of justice;
  for your name’s sake, Lord, you will give me life.
In your righteousness you will lead my soul
  away from all tribulation.
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.
My spirit fails; my heart is numb within me.

CanticumPhil2:6-11
De Christo, servo Dei
Cum accepísset Iesus acétum, dixit: Consummátum est; et, inclináto cápite, trádidit spíritum.
6Christus Iesus, cum in forma Dei esset,*
  non rapínam arbitrátus est esse se æquálem Deo,
7sed semetípsum exinanívit
  formam servi accípiens,†
  in similitúdinem hóminum factus;*
  et hábitu invéntus ut homo,
8humiliávit semetípsum†
  factus obœ́diens usque ad mortem,*
  mortem autem crucis.
9Propter quod et Deus illum exaltávit†
  et donávit illi nomen,*
  quod est super omne nomen,
10ut in nómine Iesu omne genu flectátur*
  cæléstium et terréstrium et infernórum
11et omnis lingua confiteátur:*
  «Dóminus Iesus Christus!»,
  in glóriam Dei Patris.
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Cum accepísset Iesus acétum, dixit: Consummátum est; et, inclináto cápite, trádidit spíritum.
CanticlePhilippians 2
Christ, God's servant
After Jesus had taken the vinegar he said, ‘It is accomplished’; and bowing his head he gave up his spirit.
Jesus Christ, although he shared God’s nature,
  did not try to cling to his equality with God;
but emptied himself, took on the form of a slave,
  and became like a man:
not in appearance only,
  for he humbled himself by accepting death,
  even death on a cross.
For this, God has raised him high,
  and given him the name that is above every name,
so that at the name of Jesus every knee will bend,
  in heaven, on earth, and under the earth,
and every tongue will proclaim
  “Jesus Christ is Lord,”
  to the glory of God the Father.
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.
After Jesus had taken the vinegar he said, ‘It is accomplished’; and bowing his head he gave up his spirit.

Lectio breviscf. 1P2:21b-24
Christus passus est pro vobis†
  vobis relínquens exémplum, *
  ut sequámini vestígia eius:
qui peccátum non fecit, *
  nec invéntus est dolus in ore ipsíus;
qui cum maledicerétur, non remaledicébat,†
  cum paterétur, non comminabátur, *
  commendábat autem iuste iudicánti;
qui peccáta nostra ipse pértulit *
  in córpore suo super lignum,
ut peccátis mórtui iustítiæ viverémus; *
  cuius livóre sanáti estis.
Short Reading1 Peter 2 ©
Christ's passion, freely chosen
Christ suffered for you and left an example for you to follow the way he took. He had not done anything wrong, and there had been no perjury in his mouth. He was insulted and did not retaliate with insults; when he was tortured he made no threats but he put his trust in the righteous judge. He was bearing our faults in his own body on the cross, so that we might die to our faults and live for holiness; through his wounds you have been healed.

Responsorium breve
Christus factus est pro nobis obœdiens usque ad mortem, mortem autem crucis.
Short Responsory
Christ humbled himself for us and, in obedience, accepted death, even death on a cross.

Canticum
Exsultatio animæ in Domino
Cum inimíci essémus, reconciliáti sumus Deo per mortem Fílii eius.
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.
Cum inimíci essémus, reconciliáti sumus Deo per mortem Fílii eius.
CanticleMagnificat
My soul rejoices in the Lord
When we were still God’s enemies, we were reconciled to him through the death of his Son.
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.
When we were still God’s enemies, we were reconciled to him through the death of his Son.

Preces
Christum Dóminum benedicámus, qui lácrimas fléntium pius et miséricors abstérsit, eúmque amánter ac supplíciter invocémus:
Miserére pópuli tui, Dómine.
Christe Dómine, qui húmiles consoláris,
— pone lácrimas páuperum in conspéctu tuo.
Audi, miséricors Deus, gémitus moriéntium,
— vísitet eos ángelus tuus atque confórtet.
Cognóscant éxsules cuncti providéntiam tuam,
— terréstri reddántur pátriæ et in cæléstem tandem intróeant.
Qui mísere in peccáto versántur, tuo cedant amóri,
— et tibi ac tuæ reconciliéntur Ecclésiæ.
Defúnctos fratres salva propítius,
— ut plenam sortiántur redemptiónem tuam.
Prayers and intercessions
As we recall Christ’s saving death, let us pray to God the Father.
Through the death of your Son, Lord hear us.
Lord, unite your Church throughout the world.
Through the death of your Son, Lord hear us.
Keep Pope N. in your loving care.
Through the death of your Son, Lord hear us.
Sanctify by your Spirit the entire people of God.
Through the death of your Son, Lord hear us.
Deepen the faith and understanding of those preparing for baptism.
Through the death of your Son, Lord hear us.
Gather all Christians into unity.
Through the death of your Son, Lord hear us.
Bring the Jewish people to the fulness of redemption.
Through the death of your Son, Lord hear us.
Shed your light on those who do not believe in Christ.
Through the death of your Son, Lord hear us.
Show the signs of your love to those who deny your existence.
Through the death of your Son, Lord hear us.
Guide the minds and hearts of governments and rulers.
Through the death of your Son, Lord hear us.
Comfort those who live in sorrow.
Through the death of your Son, Lord hear us.
Grant to the dead eternal rest.
Through the death of your Son, Lord hear us.

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.

Réspice, quǽsumus, Dómine, super hanc famíliam tuam, pro qua Dóminus noster Iesus Christus non dubitávit mánibus tradi nocéntium et crucis subíre torméntum. Qui tecum.
Be mindful, Lord, of this your family,
  for whose sake our Lord Jesus Christ, when betrayed,
did not hesitate to yield himself into his enemies’ hands
  and undergo the agony of the cross.
Who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
  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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