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Wednesday 11 December 2019    (other days)
Saint Maria Maravillas of Jesus, Virgin 
 or Wednesday of the 2nd week of Advent 
 or Saint Damasus I, Pope 

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 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 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.
Lord God,
  who drew Saint Maria Maravillas of Jesus
  into the secrets of the heart of your Son,
  grant through her intercession and example,
  that we may work together for the salvation of souls,
  experiencing the delights of your love.
We ask this 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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