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Sunday 31 May 2015    (other days)
The Most Holy Trinity
Solemnity

Morning Prayer (Lauds)

If you have already recited the Invitatory Psalm today, you should use the alternative opening.


Lord, open our lips.
  And we shall praise your name.
Invitatory PsalmPsalm 99 (100)
The true God is one in Trinity and a Trinity in One: come, let us adore him.
(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.
The true God is one in Trinity and a Trinity in One: come, let us adore him.*

* 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.


Hymn
O God of greatest clemency
Who made’st this wondrous world to be,
In Power essential Unity,
In Person Holy Trinity.
To us arising give thine hand,
Help us with sober minds to stand,
Aflame with love, and to thee pay
Our debt of thanks, our praise for aye.
To thee all glory, Father, Lord,
And to thy sole-begotten Word,
Both with the Holy Spirit One
While everlasting ages run.

Psalm 62 (63)
Thirsting for God
All majesty and power, glory and honour, praise and adoration belongs to you, O blessed Trinity, for ever and ever.
O God, you are my God, I watch for you from the dawn.
My soul thirsts for you, my body longs for you.
I came to your sanctuary,
  as one in a parched and waterless land,
  so that I could see your might and your glory.
My lips will praise you, for your mercy is better than life itself.
Thus I will bless you throughout my life,
  and raise my hands in prayer to your name;
my soul will be filled as if by rich food,
  and my mouth will sing your praises and rejoice.
I will remember you as I lie in bed,
  I will think of you in the morning,
for you have been my helper,
  and I will take joy in the protection of your wings.
My soul clings to you; your right hand raises me up.
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 majesty and power, glory and honour, praise and adoration belongs to you, O blessed Trinity, for ever and ever.

CanticleDaniel 3
All creatures, bless the Lord
All your creatures rightly give you praise, worship and honour, O blessed Trinity.
Bless the Lord, all his works,
  praise and exalt him for ever.
Bless the Lord, you heavens;
  all his angels, bless the Lord.
Bless the Lord, you waters above the heavens;
  all his powers, bless the Lord.
Bless the Lord, sun and moon;
  all stars of the sky, bless the Lord.
Bless the Lord, rain and dew;
  all you winds, bless the Lord.
Bless the Lord, fire and heat;
  cold and warmth, bless the Lord.
Bless the Lord, dew and frost;
  ice and cold, bless the Lord.
Bless the Lord, ice and snow;
  day and night, bless the Lord.
Bless the Lord, light and darkness;
  lightning and storm-clouds, bless the Lord.
Bless the Lord, all the earth,
  praise and exalt him for ever.
Bless the Lord, mountains and hills;
  all growing things, bless the Lord.
Bless the Lord, seas and rivers;
  springs and fountains, bless the Lord.
Bless the Lord, whales and fish;
  birds of the air, bless the Lord.
Bless the Lord, wild beasts and tame;
  sons of men, bless the Lord.
Bless the Lord, O Israel,
  praise and exalt him for ever.
Bless the Lord, his priests;
  all his servants, bless the Lord.
Bless the Lord, spirits and souls of the just;
  all who are holy and humble, bless the Lord.
Ananias, Azarias, Mishael, bless the Lord,
  praise and exalt him for ever.
Let us bless Father, Son and Holy Spirit,
  praise and exalt them for ever.
Bless the Lord in the firmament of heaven,
  praise and glorify him for ever.
All your creatures rightly give you praise, worship and honour, O blessed Trinity.

Psalm 149
The saints rejoice
From him, through him and in him are all things: to him be glory for ever.
Sing a new song to the Lord,
  his praise in the assembly of the faithful.
Let Israel rejoice in its maker,
  and the sons of Zion delight in their king.
Let them praise his name with dancing,
  sing to him with timbrel and lyre,
for the Lord’s favour is upon his people,
  and he will honour the humble with victory.
Let the faithful celebrate his glory,
  rejoice even in their beds,
the praise of God in their throats;
  and swords ready in their hands,
to exact vengeance upon the nations,
  impose punishment on the peoples,
to bind their kings in fetters
  and their nobles in manacles of iron,
to carry out the sentence that has been passed:
  this is the glory prepared for all his faithful.
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.
From him, through him and in him are all things: to him be glory for ever.

Short Reading
1 Corinthians 12:4-6 ©
There is a variety of gifts but always the same Spirit; there are all sorts of service to be done, but always to the same Lord; working in all sorts of different ways in different people, it is the same God who is working in all of them.

Short Responsory
To you be praise and glory, O blessed Trinity.
To you be praise and glory, O blessed Trinity.
To you be thanksgiving for ever and ever.
To you be praise and glory, O blessed Trinity.
Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit.
To you be praise and glory, O blessed Trinity.

CanticleBenedictus
The Messiah and his forerunner
Blessed be the creator and ruler of all things, the holy and undivided Trinity, both now and for ever and for ages unending.
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.
Blessed be the creator and ruler of all things, the holy and undivided Trinity, both now and for ever and for ages unending.

Prayers and intercessions
Full of joy on this morning, we adore and glorify the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, saying:
Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit.
Holy Father, of ourselves we are nothing. We beg you to give us the Holy Spirit:
  may he strengthen us in our weakness and intercede for us before your face.
Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit.
Son of God, you asked the Father to send the Comforter to your Church:
  may he, the Spirit of truth, remain with us always.
Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit.
Come, Holy Spirit, and give us an abundance of your fruits. Make us loving, joyful, peaceful, patient and kind:
  give us integrity, forbearance, gentleness, faith, modesty, temperance and chastity.
Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit.
Father almighty, you sent the Spirit of your Son into our hearts:
  fill us with your Spirit, that we may be your heirs and co-heirs with Christ.
Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit.
Lord Jesus Christ, you sent the Paraclete from the Father’s side to be your witness:
  make us also your witnesses before men.
Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit.

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.

God our Father,
  you revealed the great mystery of your godhead to men
  when you sent into the world
  the Word who is Truth
  and the Spirit who makes us holy.
Help us to believe in you and worship you,
  as the true faith teaches:
  three Persons, eternal in glory,
  one God, infinite in majesty.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
  who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
  one God, for ever and ever.
Amen.

The Lord bless us, and keep us from all evil, and bring us to everlasting life.

AMEN

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