Universalis
Wednesday 28 July 2021    (other days)
Saint Alphonsa Muttathupadathu, Virgin 
 on Wednesday of week 17 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
Iesu, coróna vírginum,
quem Mater illa cóncipit
quæ sola virgo párturit,
hæc vota clemens áccipe,
Qui pascis inter lília
sæptus choréis vírginum,
sponsus decórus glória
sponsísque reddens prǽmia.
Quocúmque pergis, vírgines
sequúntur, atque láudibus
post te canéntes cúrsitant
hymnósque dulces pérsonant.
Te deprecámur, lárgius
nostris adáuge méntibus
nescíre prorsus ómnia
corruptiónis vúlnera.
Iesu, tibi sit glória,
qui natus es de Vírgine,
cum Patre et almo Spíritu,
in sempitérna sǽcula. 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 26:1-6
In periculis fiducia

Ecce tabernaculum Dei cum hominibus” (Ap 21, 3).

Dóminus illuminátio mea et salus mea, quem timébo? †
1Dóminus illuminátio mea et salus mea,*
  quem timébo?
Dóminus protéctor vitæ meæ,*
  a quo trepidábo?
2Dum apprópiant super me nocéntes,*
  ut edant carnes meas;
qui tríbulant me et inimíci mei,*
  ipsi infirmáti sunt et cecidérunt.
3Si consístant advérsum me castra,*
  non timébit cor meum;
si exsúrgat advérsum me prœ́lium,*
  in hoc ego sperábo.
4Unum pétii a Dómino, hoc requíram:*
  ut inhábitem in domo Dómini ómnibus diébus vitæ meæ,
ut vídeam voluptátem Dómini*
  et vísitem templum eius.
5Quóniam occultábit me in tentório suo,*
  in die malórum.
Abscóndet me in abscóndito tabernáculi sui,*
  in petra exaltábit me.
6Et nunc exaltátur caput meum*
  super inimícos meos in circúitu meo.
Immolábo in tabernáculo eius hóstias vociferatiónis,*
  cantábo et psalmum dicam Dómino.
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Dóminus illuminátio mea et salus mea, quem timébo?

Psalm 26 (27)
Keeping faith in time of peril

The Lord is my light and my help: whom shall I fear?
The Lord is my light and my help:
  whom should I fear?
The Lord protects my life:
  what could terrify me?
When they come to do me harm,
  to consume my flesh,
my enemies and my persecutors,
  it is they who stumble and fall.
If their armies encamp against me,
  my heart will not fear;
if battle flares up against me,
  even then will I hope.
One thing I beg of the Lord, one thing will I ask:
  that I may live in the house of the Lord all the days of my life,
so that I may behold the joys of the Lord
  and always see his temple.
For he will shelter me in his tent in the time of evils.
He will hide me in the hidden parts of the tabernacle;
  then raise me up on a rock,
  lift me high up above the enemies who surround me.
In his tabernacle I will offer him a sacrifice
  of shouts, of songs, of psalms to the Lord.
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 is my light and my help: whom shall I fear?

Ps 26:7-14

Quidam surgentes falsum testimonium ferebant adversus Iesum” (Mc 14, 57).

Vultum tuum, Dómine, requíram: ne avértas fáciem tuam a me.
7Exáudi, Dómine, vocem meam, qua clamávi,*
  miserére mei et exáudi me.
8De te dixit cor meum:†
  «Exquírite fáciem meam!».*
  Fáciem tuam, Dómine, exquíram.
9Ne avértas fáciem tuam a me,*
  ne declínes in ira a servo tuo.
Adiútor meus es tu, ne me reícias*
  neque derelínquas me, Deus salútis meæ.
10Quóniam pater meus et mater mea dereliquérunt me,*
  Dóminus autem assúmpsit me.
11Osténde mihi, Dómine, viam tuam*
  et dírige me in sémitam rectam propter inimícos meos.
12Ne tradíderis me in ánimam tribulántium me;†
  quóniam insurrexérunt in me testes iníqui*
  et qui violéntiam spirant.
13Credo vidére bona Dómini*
  in terra vivéntium.
14Exspécta Dóminum, viríliter age,*
  et confortétur cor tuum, et sústine Dóminum.
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Vultum tuum, Dómine, requíram: ne avértas fáciem tuam a me.

Psalm 26 (27)

It is your face, O Lord, that I seek: hide not your face.
Listen, Lord, to my voice as I cry:
  have mercy and listen to me.
“Seek his face,” my heart has said,
  and so I will seek your face, O Lord.
Do not turn your face away from me,
  do not turn from your servant in anger.
You are my helper, do not reject me;
  do not abandon me, God, my help.
For when my father and mother have abandoned me,
  the Lord will take me up.
Show me your ways, Lord, and guide me along the right path,
  out of the reach of my enemies.
Do not hand me over to the whim of those who would persecute me,
  when lying witnesses have risen up against me,
  with those who plan to do me violence.
I trust I shall see the joys of the Lord
  in the land of the living.
Hope in the Lord, be brave,
  let your heart take comfort and trust in the Lord.
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.
It is your face, O Lord, that I seek: hide not your face.

Canticumcf. Col 1:12-20

Christus primogenitus omnis creaturæ et primogenitus ex mortuis

Ipse primogénitus omnis creatúræ, in ómnibus primátum tenens.
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.
Ipse primogénitus omnis creatúræ, in ómnibus primátum tenens.
Canticle(Colossians 1)

Christ, firstborn of all creatures and firstborn from the dead

He is the first-born of all creation, he is supreme over all creatures.
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.
He is the first-born of all creation, he is supreme over all creatures.

Lectio brevis1 Cor 7:32,34
Qui sine uxóre est, sollícitus est, quæ Dómini sunt, quómodo pláceat Dómino. Et múlier innúpta et virgo cógitat, quæ Dómini sunt, ut sit sancta et córpore et spíritu.
Short Reading
1 Corinthians 7:32,34 ©
An unmarried man can devote himself to the Lord’s affairs, all he need worry about is pleasing the Lord. In the same way an unmarried woman, like a young girl, can devote herself to the Lord’s affairs; all she need worry about is being holy in body and spirit.

Responsorium breve
℣. Afferéntur Regi vírgines* In exsultatióne. Afferéntur.
℟. Adducéntur in templum Regis.* In exsultatióne. Glória Patri. Afferéntur.
Short Responsory
The virgins come before the king. They sing for joy.
The virgins come before the king. They sing for joy.
They are led into the temple of the king.
The virgins come before the king. They sing for joy.
Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit.
The virgins come before the king. They sing for joy.

Canticum

Exsultatio animæ in Domino

Veni, sponsa Christi, áccipe corónam, quam tibi Dóminus præparávit in ætérnum.
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.
Veni, sponsa Christi, áccipe corónam, quam tibi Dóminus præparávit in ætérnum.
CanticleMagnificat

My soul rejoices in the Lord

Come, bride of Christ, and receive the crown which the Lord has prepared for 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.
Come, bride of Christ, and receive the crown which the Lord has prepared for you.

Preces
Christum, qui virginitátem propter regnum cælórum coléntes laudávit, festíve celebrémus et exorémus, dicéntes:
Iesu, rex vírginum, audi nos.
Christe, qui Ecclésiam vírginem castam tibi uni Sponso exhibuísti,
  immaculátam eam redde et sanctam.
Iesu, rex vírginum, audi nos.
Christe, cui óbviam vírgines sanctæ cum lampádibus exiérunt,
  ne permíttas umquam fidelitátis óleum in lampádibus tibi devotárum ancillárum defícere.
Iesu, rex vírginum, audi nos.
Dómine, cui Ecclésia virgo fidem tibi datam íntegram et puram iúgiter custodívit,
  concéde christiánis ómnibus fídei integritátem et puritátem.
Iesu, rex vírginum, audi nos.
Qui tríbuis pópulo tuo de sanctæ vírginis N. festivitáte gaudére,
  præsta, ut de eius étiam semper intercessióne lætétur.
Iesu, rex vírginum, audi nos.
Qui ad cenam nuptiárum tuárum sanctas vírgines recepísti,
  defúnctos in aulam cæléstis convívii benígnus admítte.
Iesu, rex vírginum, audi nos.
Prayers and intercessions
Christ the Lord praised those who follow the way of virginity for the sake of the kingdom of heaven. Let us proclaim his love and pray:
Jesus, king of virgins, hear us.
Christ our Lord, you presented the Church to yourself, as a chaste virgin to her only husband;
  make her pure, holy and faultless.
Jesus, king of virgins, hear us.
Christ Jesus, the holy virgins went to meet you with lamps burning bright;
  keep alive the flame of fidelity in the hearts of religious women.
Jesus, king of virgins, hear us.
Lord, you have always preserved your Church in purity and soundness of faith;
  grant to all Christians a faith that is true and complete.
Jesus, king of virgins, hear us.
You bring joy to the lives of your faithful as they celebrate the feast of your holy virgin N.;
  may they also rejoice in her constant intercession.
Jesus, king of virgins, hear us.
You have welcomed your holy virgins to the wedding feast of heaven;
  invite all the dead to the feast of eternal life.
Jesus, king of virgins, 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.

Deus, qui te in puris manére córdibus ásseris, da nobis, beátæ N. vírginis intercessióne, per grátiam tuam tales exsístere, in quibus habitáre dignéris. Per Dóminum.
  Vel:
  Exáudi, quǽsumus, Dómine, preces nostras, ut, qui beátæ N. vírginis virtútem devóte recólimus, in tui amóre permanére et usque in finem semper créscere mereámur.
Per Dóminum nostrum Iesum Christum, Fílium tuum,
qui tecum vivit et regnat in unitáte Spíritus Sancti, Deus,
per ómnia sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
To those who love you, Lord, you promise to come with your Son
  and make your home with them.
  Come then with your purifying grace,
  and, at the intercession of Saint N. your virgin,
  make our hearts a place where you can dwell.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
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.
  Amen.
The Lord bless us, and keep us from all evil, and bring us to everlasting life.
  Amen.

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