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Wednesday 25 November 2020    (other days)
Saint Catherine of Alexandria, Virgin, Martyr 
 or Wednesday of week 34 in Ordinary Time 

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 61:2-13
Pax in Deo

Deus spei repleat vos omni pace in credendo” (Rom 15, 13).

Exspectémus beátam spem et advéntum glóriæ Salvatóris nostri.
2In Deo tantum quiésce, ánima mea,*
  ab ipso enim salutáre meum.
3Verúmtamen ipse refúgium meum et salutáre meum,*
  præsídium meum, non movébor ámplius.
4Quoúsque irrúitis in hóminem,†
  contúnditis univérsi vos*
  tamquam paríetem inclinátum et macériam depúlsam?
5Verúmtamen de excélso suo cogitavérunt depéllere;†
  delectabántur mendácio.*
  Ore suo benedicébant et corde suo maledicébant.
6In Deo tantum quiésce, ánima mea,*
  quóniam ab ipso patiéntia mea.
7Verúmtamen ipse Deus meus et salutáre meum,*
  præsídium meum, non movébor.
8In Deo salutáre meum et glória mea;*
  Deus fortitúdinis meæ, et refúgium meum in Deo est.
9Speráte in eo, omnis congregátio pópuli,†
  effúndite coram illo corda vestra;*
  Deus refúgium nobis.
10Verúmtamen vánitas fílii Adam,*
  mendácium fílii hóminum.
In statéram si conscéndant,*
  super fumum leves sunt omnes.
11Nolíte speráre in violéntia†
  et in rapína nolíte décipi;*
  divítiæ si áffluant, nolíte cor appónere.
12Semel locútus est Deus,*
  duo hæc audívi:
quia potéstas Deo est,†
  13et tibi, Dómine, misericórdia;*
  quia tu reddes unicuíque iuxta ópera sua.
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Exspectémus beátam spem et advéntum glóriæ Salvatóris nostri.

Psalm 61 (62)
Peace in God

We are waiting in hope for the blessings of the glorious coming of our Saviour.
My soul, find peace in God alone:
  from him comes my salvation.
It is he who is my refuge and my safeguard,
  my stronghold: I shall never be shaken.
How long will you assail a man
  and band together to crush him,
  like a toppling wall or a falling fence?
They plan to thrust him down from his high place.
  They delight in lies:
  with their lips they bless, but a curse is in their hearts.
My soul, find peace in God alone,
  for he gives me strength to endure.
It is he who is my God and my safeguard,
  my stronghold: I shall never be shaken.
In God is my salvation and my glory,
  God is my strength – my refuge is with God.
Trust in him, all you people together,
  pour out your hearts before him;
  God is our refuge.
The children of Adam are as nothing;
  the children of men are a deceit.
Weigh them in the scales, and they rise:
  they are lighter than a puff of smoke.
Put no trust in violence,
  do not be seduced into robbery;
  and if riches come, do not count upon them.
God has spoken once and for all.
  Two things have I heard him say:
  that strength belongs to God,
  and that mercy, Lord, belongs to you.
For to each of us you give
  whatever our actions have deserved.
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.
We are waiting in hope for the blessings of the glorious coming of our Saviour.

Ps 66 (67)
Omnes gentes Domino confiteantur

Notum sit vobis quoniam gentibus missum est hoc salutare Dei” (Act 28, 28).

Illúminet vultum suum super nos Deus et benedícat nobis.
2Deus misereátur nostri et benedícat nobis;*
  illúminet vultum suum super nos,
3ut cognoscátur in terra via tua,*
  in ómnibus géntibus salutáre tuum.
4Confiteántur tibi pópuli, Deus;*
  confiteántur tibi pópuli omnes.
5Læténtur et exsúltent gentes,†
  quóniam iúdicas pópulos in æquitáte*
  et gentes in terra dírigis.
6Confiteántur tibi pópuli, Deus,*
  confiteántur tibi pópuli omnes.
7Terra dedit fructum suum;*
  benedícat nos Deus, Deus noster,
8benedícat nos Deus,*
  et métuant eum omnes fines terræ.
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Illúminet vultum suum super nos Deus et benedícat nobis.

Psalm 66 (67)
All peoples, praise the Lord

Let God bless us; let his face shine upon us.
O God, take pity on us and bless us,
  and let your face shine upon us,
so that your ways may be known across the world,
  and all nations learn of your salvation.
Let the peoples praise you, O God,
  let all the peoples praise you.
Let the nations be glad and rejoice,
  for you judge the peoples with fairness
  and you guide the nations of the earth.
Let the peoples praise you, O God,
  let all the peoples praise you.
The earth has produced its harvest:
  may God, our God, bless us.
May God bless us,
  may the whole world revere 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.
Let God bless us; let his face shine upon us.

Canticumcf. Col 1:12-20

Christus primogenitus omnis creaturæ et primogenitus ex mortuis

In ipso cóndita sunt univérsa et ómnia in ipso constant.
12Grátias agámus Deo Patri,*
  qui idóneos nos fecit in partem sortis sanctórum in lúmine;
13qui erípuit nos de potestáte tenebrárum*
  et tránstulit in regnum Fílii dilectiónis suæ,
14in quo habémus redemptiónem,*
  remissiónem peccatórum;
15qui est imágo Dei invisíbilis,*
  primogénitus omnis creatúræ,
16quia in ipso cóndita sunt univérsa†
  in cælis et in terra,*
  visibília et invisibília,
sive throni sive dominatiónes*
  sive principátus sive potestátes.
Omnia per ipsum et in ipsum creáta sunt,†
  17et ipse est ante ómnia,*
  et ómnia in ipso constant.
18Et ipse est caput córporis ecclésiæ;†
  qui est princípium, primogénitus ex mórtuis,*
  ut sit in ómnibus ipse primátum tenens,
19quia in ipso complácuit omnem plenitúdinem habitáre*
  20et per eum reconciliáre ómnia in ipsum,
pacíficans per sánguinem crucis eius,*
  sive quæ in terris sive quæ in cælis sunt.
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
In ipso cóndita sunt univérsa et ómnia in ipso constant.
Canticle(Colossians 1)

Christ, firstborn of all creatures and firstborn from the dead

All things were created in him and he holds all things in being.
Let us give thanks to God the Father,
  who has made us worthy to share in the light that is the saints’ inheritance.
He has rescued us from the power of the shadows
  and brought us to the kingdom of his beloved Son,
in whom we have redemption
  and the forgiveness of sins.
He is the image of the invisible God,
  the first-born of all creation,
for in him all things were created,
  in heaven and on earth,
  visible and invisible,
thrones and dominations,
  principalities and powers.
All things were created through him and for him:
  he is before all things,
  and in him all things hold together.
And he is the head of the body, the Church.
  He is the beginning, the first-born from the dead,
  and so he is pre-eminent above all.
For it was the Father’s will that the fullness of God should dwell in him,
  and that through him all things should be reconciled to himself.
Through the blood of the Cross he brought peace to all things,
  both on Earth and in the heavens.
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.
All things were created in him and he holds all things in being.

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 una hóstia dúplicem celebrámus corónam, pudóris et religiónis. Et virgo permánsit et martýrium obtínuit.
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 una hóstia dúplicem celebrámus corónam, pudóris et religiónis. Et virgo permánsit et martýrium obtínuit.
CanticleMagnificat

My soul rejoices in the Lord

We celebrate, in one victim, the reward of both purity and religious devotion. This saint remained a virgin and also attained the martyr’s crown.
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.
We celebrate, in one victim, the reward of both purity and religious devotion. This saint remained a virgin and also attained the martyr’s crown.

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.

Omnípotens sempitérne Deus, qui pópulo tuo beátam Catharínam, vírginem, et invíctam mártyrem præstitísti, concéde, ut, eius intercessióne, fide et constántia roborémur et pro Ecclésiæ unitáte óperam tribuámus impénse.
Per Dóminum nostrum Iesum Christum, Fílium tuum,
qui tecum vivit et regnat in unitáte Spíritus Sancti, Deus,
per ómnia sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
God of power and mercy, you gave St Catherine of Alexandria, your martyr,
  victory over pain and suffering.
Strengthen us who celebrate this day of her triumph
  and help us to be victorious over the evils that threaten us.
We make our prayer 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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