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Tuesday 17 September 2019    (other days)
Saint Edith of Kemsing 
 on Tuesday of week 24 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
Læti coléntes fámulum
qui te perfécte cóluit,
tibi gratánter, Dómine,
amóris hymnum prómimus.
Christi fidélis ássecla,
ultro relíquit gáudia
cuncta quæ mundus éxhibet
fugáces atque cópias.
Tibi se vovit súbditum
humilitáte obœ́diens,
Christi, carnis mundítie,
sponsi æmulátor vírginum.
Tibi placére géstiit
tibíque adhǽsit únice,
mentem, verba vel ópera
amóris fovens ígnibus.
His caritátis vínculis
in terris tibi déditus,
liber ad astra iúgiter
triumphatúrus pródiit.
Eius exémplis éxcitos
da gradi nos alácriter,
ut te cum Nato et Spíritu
laudémus hymnis cǽlicis.Amen.
Hymn
For all the saints who from their labours rest,
Who thee by faith before the world confessed,
Thy name, O Jesu, be for ever blest.
  Alleluia, Alleluia!
Thou wast their rock, their fortress and their might;
Thou, Lord, their captain in the well-fought fight;
Thou in the darkness drear their one true Light.
  Alleluia, Alleluia!
O may thy soldiers, faithful, true and bold,
Fight as the saints who nobly fought of old,
And win, with them, the victor’s crown of gold.
  Alleluia, Alleluia!
O blest communion! fellowship divine!
We feebly struggle, they in glory shine;
Yet all are one in thee, for all are thine.
  Alleluia, Alleluia!

Ps 136:1-6
Super flumina Babylonis

Hanc corporalem populi captivitatem referre in exemplum spiritalis captivitatis oportet” (S. Hilarius).

Si oblítus fúero tui, Ierúsalem, oblivióni detur déxtera mea.
1Super flúmina Babylónis, illic sédimus et flévimus,*
  cum recordarémur Sion.
2In salícibus in médio eius*
  suspéndimus cítharas nostras.
3Quia illic rogavérunt nos, qui captívos duxérunt nos,*
  verba cantiónum
et, qui affligébant nos, lætítiam:*
  «Cantáte nobis de cánticis Sion».
4Quómodo cantábimus cánticum Dómini*
  in terra aliéna?
5Si oblítus fúero tui, Ierúsalem,*
  oblivióni detur déxtera mea;
6adhǽreat lingua mea fáucibus meis,*
  si non memínero tui,
si non præposúero Ierúsalem*
  in cápite lætítiæ meæ.
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Si oblítus fúero tui, Ierúsalem, oblivióni detur déxtera mea.
Psalm 136 (137)
By the rivers of Babylon
If I forget you, Jerusalem, let my right hand wither!
By the rivers of Babylon
  we sat and wept
  remembering Zion.
On the willow-trees of Babylon
  we hung up our harps.
In that place they asked us,
  those who had captured us,
  to sing them a song:
“Sing us,” they said,
  “a song of Zion.”
They had brought us affliction
  and asked us for joy.
How shall we sing the songs of the Lord
  in a foreign land?
Jerusalem, if I forget you,
  send my right hand to oblivion;
let my tongue stick in my throat
  if I do not remember –
if I do not rank Jerusalem
  the first of my joys.
Remember, Lord, the Edomites
  on the day of Jerusalem:
  “Raze it,” they said, “to the ground.”
Babylon’s daughter, destroyer –
  blessed be he that takes his revenge,
  that smashes your child on a rock.
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.
If I forget you, Jerusalem, let my right hand wither!

Ps 137:1-8
Gratiarum actio

Reges terrae afferent gloriam suam et honorem in civitatem sanctam” (Cf. Ap 21, 24).

In conspéctu angelórum psallam tibi, Deus meus.
1Confitébor tibi, Dómine, in toto corde meo,*
  quóniam audísti verba oris mei.
In conspéctu angelórum psallam tibi,*
  2adorábo ad templum sanctum tuum;
et confitébor nómini tuo†
  propter misericórdiam tuam et veritátem tuam,*
  quóniam magnificásti super omne nomen elóquium tuum.
3In quacúmque die invocávero te, exáudi me;*
  multiplicábis in ánima mea virtútem.
4Confitebúntur tibi, Dómine, omnes reges terræ,*
  quia audiérunt elóquia oris tui.
5Et cantábunt vias Dómini,*
  quóniam magna est glória Dómini;
6quóniam excélsus Dóminus,†
  et húmilem réspicit,*
  et supérbum a longe cognóscit.
7Si ambulávero in médio tribulatiónis, vivificábis me;†
  et contra iram inimicórum meórum exténdes manum tuam,*
  et salvum me fáciet déxtera tua.
8Dóminus perfíciet pro me;†
  Dómine, misericórdia tua in sǽculum:*
  ópera mánuum tuárum ne despícias.
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
In conspéctu angelórum psallam tibi, Deus meus.
Psalm 137 (138)
Thanksgiving
Before the angels I will bless you, my God.
I will praise you, Lord, with all my heart,
  for you have heard the words of my mouth.
In the presence of the angels I will make music to you,
  worship before your holy temple.
I will praise your name
  because of your mercy and faithfulness:
  high above all other names is the greatness of your word.
Each day that I call on you, Lord,
  listen to me, strengthen my spirit.
All the kings of the earth will proclaim your glory, Lord,
  when they hear your word.
They will sing of the paths of the Lord,
  so great is his glory.
For the Lord is on high
  but he cares for the humble;
  and he knows the proud from afar.
If I walk in the midst of troubles, you will give me life.
  If my enemies rise up against me,
  your right hand will keep me safe.
The Lord does all that I need.
  Lord, your kindness lasts for ever:
  do not forsake the work of your hands.
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.
Before the angels I will bless you, my God.

Canticum
Ap 4:11,5:9,10,12
Hymnus redemptorum
Dignus est Agnus, qui occísus est, accípere glóriam et honórem.
4,11Dignus es, Dómine et Deus noster,*
  accípere glóriam et honórem et virtútem,
quia tu creásti ómnia,*
  et propter voluntátem tuam erant et creáta sunt.
5,9Dignus es, Dómine, accípere librum*
  et aperíre signácula eius,
quóniam occísus es†
  et redemísti Deo in sánguine tuo*
  ex omni tribu et lingua et pópulo et natióne
10et fecísti eos Deo nostro regnum et sacerdótes,*
  et regnábunt super terram.
12Dignus est Agnus, qui occísus est,†
  accípere virtútem et divítias et sapiéntiam*
  et fortitúdinem et honórem et glóriam et benedictiónem.
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Dignus est Agnus, qui occísus est, accípere glóriam et honórem.
CanticleApocalypse 4,5
The song of the redeemed
Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive glory and honour.
You are worthy, our Lord and our God,
  to receive glory and honour and power;
for you made all things,
  and it is by your will that they exist and were created.
You are worthy, Lord,
  to receive the book and open its seals,
for you were killed,
  and with your blood you have ransomed people
  from every tribe and language and people and nation,
and made them rulers and priests for God;
  and they will rule over the earth.
The Lamb is worthy, who was killed,
  to receive power and riches and wisdom,
  strength and honour, glory and blessing.
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.
Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive glory and honour.

Lectio brevisRom 8:28-30
Scimus quóniam diligéntibus Deum ómnia cooperántur in bonum, his, qui secúndum propósitum vocáti sunt. Nam, quos præscívit, et prædestinávit confórmes fíeri imáginis Fílii eius, ut sit ipse primogénitus in multis frátribus; quos autem prædestinávit, hos et vocávit; et quos vocávit, hos et iustificávit; quos autem iustificávit, illos et glorificávit.
Short ReadingRomans 8:28-30 ©
We know that by turning everything to their good, God co-operates with all those who love him, with all those he has called according to his purpose. They are the ones he chose specially long ago and intended to become true images of his Son, so that his Son might be the eldest of many brothers. He called those he intended for this; those he called he justified, and with those he justified he shared his glory.

Responsorium breve
℣. Elégit eam Deus,* Et præelégit eam. Elégit.
℟. In tabernáculo suo habitáre facit eam.* Et præelégit eam. Glória Patri. Elégit.
Short Responsory
God has chosen her. He chose her before she was born.
God has chosen her. He chose her before she was born.
He brought her to live in his holy dwelling-place.
God has chosen her. He chose her before she was born.
Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit.
God has chosen her. He chose her before she was born.

Canticum
Exsultatio animæ in Domino
Vos qui reliquístis ómnia et secúti estis me, céntuplum accipiétis et vitam ætérnam possidébitis.
Vel: Ubi fratres in unum gloríficant Deum, ibi dabit Dóminus benedictiónem.
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.
Vos qui reliquístis ómnia et secúti estis me, céntuplum accipiétis et vitam ætérnam possidébitis.
Vel: Ubi fratres in unum gloríficant Deum, ibi dabit Dóminus benedictiónem.
CanticleMagnificat
My soul rejoices in the Lord
You have left all things and have followed me; you will be repaid a hundred times over, and gain eternal life.
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.
You have left all things and have followed me; you will be repaid a hundred times over, and gain eternal life.

Preces
Dóminum, per sanctas mulíeres, pro Ecclésia deprecémur, dicéntes:
Recordáre Ecclésiæ tuæ, Dómine.
Per mártyres omnes, quæ róbore mentis mortem carnis devicérunt,
  da Ecclésiæ tuæ in tentatiónibus fortitúdinem.
Recordáre Ecclésiæ tuæ, Dómine.
Per nuptas, quæ matrimónio sancto in grátia processérunt,
  da Ecclésiæ tuæ apostólicam fecunditátem.
Recordáre Ecclésiæ tuæ, Dómine.
Per víduas, quæ oratióne et hospitalitáte solitúdinem suam levavérunt ac sanctificavérunt,
  da Ecclésiæ tuæ sacraméntum caritátis tuæ mundo exhibére.
Recordáre Ecclésiæ tuæ, Dómine.
Per matres, quæ prolem ad regnum Dei et ad consórtium humánum genuérunt,
  da Ecclésiæ tuæ, ut hómines univérsos ad vitam géneret atque salútem.
Recordáre Ecclésiæ tuæ, Dómine.
Per omnes sanctas mulíeres, quæ lumen vultus tui contemplári meruérunt,
  concéde defúnctis Ecclésiæ tuæ eádem visióne in ætérnum gaudére.
Recordáre Ecclésiæ tuæ, Dómine.
Prayers and intercessions
Through the holy women let us pray to the Lord for all the needs of his Church.
Lord, remember your Church.
Through the women martyrs who overcame death with undying courage,
  strengthen your Church in time of trial.
Lord, remember your Church.
Through the married women who graced the lives of the human family,
  renew the Church in her apostolic mission.
Lord, remember your Church.
Through all the widows who sanctified loneliness with prayer and hospitality,
  make your Church a telling sign of your love for all the world.
Lord, remember your Church.
Through all the mothers who introduced their children to the kingdom of God and true human life in society,
  may your Church bring all men to eternal life and salvation.
Lord, remember your Church.
Through all the holy women who live in the light of your glory,
  grant to the faithful departed the everlasting vision of happiness.
Lord, remember your Church.

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, cuius múnere beáta N. Christum páuperem et húmilem perseverávit imitári, concéde nobis, ipsa intercedénte, ut, in vocatióne nostra fidéliter ambulántes, ad eam perfectiónem, quam nobis in Fílio tuo proposuísti, perveníre valeámus.
Per Dóminum nostrum Iesum Christum, Fílium tuum,
qui tecum vivit et regnat in unitáte Spíritus Sancti, Deus,
per ómnia sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Almighty God, you have built up your Church though the love and devotion of your people;
  we give you thanks for your servant Edith, whom we remember today.
Inspire us to follow her example of charity, goodness and cheerfulness,
  that we in our generation may rejoice in the vision of your glory.
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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