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Thursday 25 February 2021    (other days)
Thursday of the 1st week of Lent 
 (optional commemoration of Blessed Rani Maria, Virgin, Martyr)

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
Iesu, quadragenáriæ
dicátor abstinéntiæ,
qui ob salútem méntium
præcéperas ieiúnium,
Adésto nunc Ecclésiæ,
adésto pæniténtiæ,
qua supplicámus cérnui
peccáta nostra dílui.
Tu retroácta crímina
tua remítte grátia
et a futúris ádhibe
custódiam mitíssime,
Ut, expiáti ánnuis
compunctiónis áctibus,
tendámus ad paschália
digne colénda gáudia.
Te rerum univérsitas,
clemens, adóret, Trínitas,
et nos novi per véniam
novum canámus cánticum. Amen.
Hymn
God, of thy pity, unto us thy children
Bend down thine ear in thine own loving kindness,
And all thy people’s prayers and vows ascending
  Hear, we beseech thee.
Look down in mercy from thy seat of glory,
Pour on our souls the radiance of thy presence,
Drive from our weary hearts the shades of darkness,
  Lightening our footsteps.
Free us from sin by might of thy great loving,
Cleanse thou the sordid, loose the fettered spirit,
Spare every sinner, raise with thine own right hand
  All who are fallen.
Glory to God the Father everlasting,
Glory for ever to the Sole-begotten,
With whom thy Holy Spirit through the ages
  Reigneth co-equal.

Ps 29:2-13
Gratiarum actio pro liberatione a morte

Christus post resurrectionem gloriosam Patri gratias agit” (Cassiodorus).

Clamávi ad te et sanásti me, Dómine; in ætérnum confitébor tibi.
2Exaltábo te, Dómine, quóniam extraxísti me,*
  nec delectásti inimícos meos super me.
3Dómine Deus meus, clamávi ad te,*
  et sanásti me.
4Dómine, eduxísti ab inférno ánimam meam,*
  vivificásti me, ut non descénderem in lacum.
5Psállite Dómino, sancti eius,*
  et confitémini memóriæ sanctitátis eius,
6quóniam ad moméntum indignátio eius*
  et per vitam volúntas eius.
Ad vésperum demorátur fletus,*
  ad matutínum lætítia.
7Ego autem dixi in securitáte mea:*
  «Non movébor in ætérnum».
8Dómine, in voluntáte tua*
  præstitísti decóri meo virtútem;
avertísti fáciem tuam a me,*
  et factus sum conturbátus.
9Ad te, Dómine, clamábam*
  et ad Deum meum deprecábar.
10Quæ utílitas in sánguine meo,*
  dum descéndo in corruptiónem?
Numquid confitébitur tibi pulvis*
  aut annuntiábit veritátem tuam?
11Audívit Dóminus et misértus est mei,*
  Dóminus factus est adiútor meus.
12Convertísti planctum meum in choros mihi,*
  conscidísti saccum meum et accinxísti me lætítia,
13ut cantet tibi glória mea et non táceat.*
  Dómine Deus meus, in ætérnum confitébor tibi.
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Clamávi ad te et sanásti me, Dómine; in ætérnum confitébor tibi.

Psalm 29 (30)
Thanksgiving for rescue from death

Lord, I cried to you for help and you have healed me: I will thank you for ever.
Lord, I will give you all praise, for you have rescued me
  and not let my foes triumph over me.
My Lord God, I cried to you
  and you healed me.
Lord, you led my soul out from the underworld,
  gave me life so that I would not sink into the abyss.
Sing to the Lord, his holy ones,
  and proclaim the truth of his holiness.
His anger lasts a moment,
  but his favour for a lifetime.
At night there are tears,
  but in the morning, joy.
Once I was secure. I said,
  “I will never be shaken.”
Lord, by your
favour you had given me strength, set me high;
but then you turned your face from me
  and I was shaken.
I cried to you, Lord,
  and prayed to my God.
“What use is my life,
  when I sink into decay?
Will dust proclaim you,
  or make known your faithfulness?”
The Lord heard and took pity on me.
  The Lord became my helper.
You have turned my weeping into dancing,
  torn off my sackcloth and clothed me in joy,
It is my glory to sing to you and never cease:
  Lord, my God, I will proclaim your goodness 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.
Lord, I cried to you for help and you have healed me: I will thank you for ever.

Ps 31:1-11
Beatus, cui remissa est iniquitas

David dicit beatitudinem hominis, cui Deus reputat iustitiam sine operibus” (Rom 4, 6).

Beátus vir, cui non imputávit Dóminus peccátum.
1Beátus, cui remíssa est iníquitas*
  et obtéctum est peccátum.
2Beátus vir, cui non imputávit Dóminus delíctum,*
  nec est in spíritu eius dolus.
3Quóniam tácui, inveteravérunt ossa mea,*
  dum rugírem tota die.
4Quóniam die ac nocte graváta est super me manus tua,*
  immutátus est vigor meus
in ardóribus æstátis.
5Peccátum meum cógnitum tibi feci*
  et delíctum meum non abscóndi.
Dixi: «Confitébor advérsum me iniquitátem meam Dómino».*
  Et tu remisísti impietátem peccáti mei.
6Propter hoc orábit ad te omnis sanctus*
  in témpore opportúno.
Et in dilúvio aquárum multárum*
  ad eum non approximábunt.
7Tu es refúgium meum, a tribulatióne conservábis me;*
  exsultatiónibus salútis circúmdabis me.
8Intelléctum tibi dabo et ínstruam te in via, qua gradiéris;*
  firmábo super te óculos meos.
9Nolíte fíeri sicut equus et mulus,*
  quibus non est intelléctus;
in camo et freno si accédis ad constringéndum,*
  non appróximant ad te.
10Multi dolóres ímpii,*
  sperántem autem in Dómino misericórdia circúmdabit.
11Lætámini in Dómino et exsultáte, iusti,*
  et gloriámini, omnes recti corde.
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Beátus vir, cui non imputávit Dóminus peccátum.

Psalm 31 (32)
The joy of the forgiven

Happy the man to whom the Lord imputes no guilt.
Blessed is he whose sins are forgiven,
  whose transgressions are hidden away.
Happy the man to whom the Lord imputes no blame,
  and in whose spirit there is no deceit.
While I kept silent,
  my bones grew old
  as I groaned all day long.
While your hand lay heavy on me,
  by day and by night,
  my strength was dried up as if by summer heat.
I made my sin known to you,
  and I did not hide my faults.
I said “I will bear witness against myself before the Lord,”
  and you forgave the guilt of my sin.
This is why every saint will pray to you in due time,
  and even in the great flood he will not be touched.
You are my refuge, you will preserve me from trouble,
  you will surround me with cries of deliverance.
I will give you understanding and teach you the path you are to follow;
  I will keep watch over you.
Do not be like the horse and the mule,
  without understanding:
if you approach them with bit or bridle,
  they will not come near.
Many are the sufferings of the wicked,
  but the Lord’s mercy will protect those who trust in him.
Rejoice in the Lord and be glad, you just.
  Shout for joy, you upright of heart.
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.
Happy the man to whom the Lord imputes no guilt.

Canticum
Ap 11:17-18,12:10-12

De iudicio Dei

Dedit ei Dóminus potestátem et honórem et regnum, et omnes pópuli ipsi sérvient.
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.
Dedit ei Dóminus potestátem et honórem et regnum, et omnes pópuli ipsi sérvient.
CanticleApocalypse 11

The Judgement

The Lord has given him power and honour and empire, and all peoples will serve him.
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.
The Lord has given him power and honour and empire, and all peoples will serve him.

Lectio brevisIac 4:7-8,10
Subicímini Deo; resístite Diábolo, et fúgiet a vobis. Appropiáte Deo, et appropinquábit vobis. Emundáte manus, peccatóres, et purificáte corda, dúplices ánimo. Humiliámini in conspéctu Dómini, et exaltábit vos.
Short ReadingJames 4:7-8,10 ©
Give in to God: resist the devil, and he will run away from you. The nearer you go to God, the nearer he will come to you. Clean your hands, you sinners, and clear your minds, you waverers. Humble yourselves before the Lord and he will lift you up.

Responsorium breve
℣. Ego dixi: Dómine,* Miserére mei. Ego.
℟. Sana ánimam meam, quia peccávi tibi.* Miserére mei. Glória Patri. Ego.
Short Responsory
I said: ‘Lord, have mercy on me.’
I said: ‘Lord, have mercy on me.’
‘Heal my soul, for I have sinned against you.’
I said: ‘Lord, have mercy on me.’
Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit.
I said: ‘Lord, have mercy on me.’

Canticum

Exsultatio animæ in Domino

Pétite et dábitur vobis; quǽrite et inveniétis; pulsáte et aperiétur vobis.
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.
Pétite et dábitur vobis; quǽrite et inveniétis; pulsáte et aperiétur vobis.
CanticleMagnificat

My soul rejoices in the Lord

Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened to you.
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.
Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened to you.

Preces
A Christo Dómino, qui nobis dedit mandátum novum mútuæ dilectiónis, flagitémus:
Caritátem plebis tuæ, Dómine, adáuge.
Magíster bone, doce nos in frátribus temetípsum dilígere
  atque in iis benefácere tibi.
Caritátem plebis tuæ, Dómine, adáuge.
Qui in cruce pro carnifícibus tuis véniam a Patre impetrásti,
  da nobis inimícos dilígere et pro persequéntibus nos oráre.
Caritátem plebis tuæ, Dómine, adáuge.
Per mystérium córporis et sánguinis tui, amórem, virtútem et fidúciam nostram adáuge;
  débiles corróbora, mæstos consoláre, spem agonizántibus infúnde.
Caritátem plebis tuæ, Dómine, adáuge.
Lux mundi, qui cæco nato post ablutiónem lumen vidére tribuísti,
  catechúmenos per lavácrum aquæ et verbo vitæ illúmina.
Caritátem plebis tuæ, Dómine, adáuge.
Defúnctos sátia dilectióne tua ætérna
  nosque inter eléctos tuos connúmera.
Caritátem plebis tuæ, Dómine, adáuge.
Prayers and intercessions
Let us pray to Christ the Lord, who gave us the new commandment to love one another.
Lord, may your people grow in love.
Good master, teach us to love you in our fellow men,
  teach us to serve you in our brothers.
Lord, may your people grow in love.
You interceded with the Father for those who nailed you to the cross;
  help us to love our enemies and pray for those who injure us.
Lord, may your people grow in love.
Through the mystery of your body and blood deepen our courage and faith,
  strengthen the weak, comfort the sorrowful and fill the dying with new hope.
Lord, may your people grow in love.
Light of the world, you gave sight to the man born blind;
  enlighten men in baptism through the washing in water and the word of life.
Lord, may your people grow in love.
Grant to the dead your everlasting love;
  count us among the chosen of God.
Lord, may your people grow in love.

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.

Largíre nobis, quǽsumus, Dómine, semper spíritum cogitándi quæ recta sunt, prómptius et agéndi, ut, qui sine te esse non póssumus, secúndum te vívere valeámus.
Per Dóminum nostrum Iesum Christum, Fílium tuum,
qui tecum vivit et regnat in unitáte Spíritus Sancti, Deus,
per ómnia sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
In your bounty, Lord,
  give us the Spirit
  who alone can teach us to think and do what is right,
so that we, who without you cannot exist,
  may live in loving obedience to your will.
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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