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Tuesday 27 January 2015    (other days)
Tuesday after the Third Sunday after Epiphany

Sext (Midday 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
Rector potens, verax Deus,
qui témperas rerum vices,
splendóre mane ínstruis
et ígnibus merídiem,
Exstíngue flammas lítium,
aufer calórem nóxium,
confer salútem córporum
verámque pacem córdium.
Præsta, Pater piíssime,
Patríque compar Unice,
cum Spíritu Paráclito
regnans per omne sæculum. Amen.
Hymn
Lord God and Maker of all things,
Creation is upheld by you.
While all must change and know decay,
You are unchanging, always new.
You are man’s solace and his shield,
His Rock secure on which to build.
You are the spirit’s tranquil home,
In you alone is hope fulfilled.
To God the Father and the Son
And Holy Spirit render praise:
Blest Trinity, from age to age
The strength of all our living days.
Stanbrook Abbey Hymnal

Psalmus 118:97-104
Plenitúdo legis est diléctio.
97Quómodo diléxi legem tuam, Dómine;*
  tota die meditátio mea est.
98Super inimícos meos sapiéntem me fecit præcéptum tuum,*
  quia in ætérnum mihi est.
99Super omnes docéntes me prudens factus sum,*
  quia testimónia tua meditátio mea est.
100Super senes intelléxi,*
  quia mandáta tua servávi.
101Ab omni via mala prohíbui pedes meos,*
  ut custódiam verba tua.
102A iudíciis tuis non declinávi,*
  quia tu legem posuísti mihi.
103Quam dúlcia fáucibus meis elóquia tua,*
  super mel ori meo.
104A mandátis tuis intelléxi;*
  proptérea odívi omnem viam mendácii.
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Plenitúdo legis est diléctio.
Psalm 118(119): 97-104
Love is the fullness of the Law.
Lord, how I love your law!
  I ponder it all day long.
Your teachings have made me wise,
  far above my enemies:
  your law is mine for ever.
I am wiser than all my teachers,
  because I ponder your teachings.
I am wiser than the elders
  because I have followed your precepts.
I have kept my feet away from evil paths
  to obey your commandments.
I have not fallen away from your decrees,
  for you have given me a law to live by.
Sweet to the taste are your promises,
  sweeter than honey in my mouth.
Your precepts have given me wisdom
  and I hate the path of deception.
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.
Love is the fullness of the Law.

Psalmus 73:1-12
Lamentatio propter templum vastatum
Nolite timere eos, qui occidunt corpus” (Mt 10, 28).
Memor esto congregatiónis tuæ, Dómine, quam possedísti ab inítio.
1Ut quid, Deus, reppulísti in finem,*
  irátus est furor tuus super oves páscuæ tuæ?
2Memor esto congregatiónis tuæ,*
  quam possedísti ab inítio.
Redemísti virgam hereditátis tuæ,*
  mons Sion, in quo habitásti.
3Leva gressus tuos in ruínas sempitérnas:*
  ómnia vastávit inimícus in sancto.
4Rugiérunt, qui odérunt te, in médio congregatiónis tuæ;*
  posuérunt signa sua in signa.
5Visi sunt quasi in altum secúrim vibrántes*
  in silva condénsa.
6Excidérunt iánuas eius in idípsum;*
  in secúri et áscia deiecérunt.
7Incendérunt igni sanctuárium tuum,*
  in terram polluérunt tabernáculum nóminis tui;
8dixérunt in corde suo: «Opprimámus eos simul».*
  Combussérunt omnes congregatiónes Dei in terra.
9Signa nostra non vídimus,†
  iam non est prophéta,*
  et apud nos non est qui cognóscat ámplius.
10Usquequo, Deus, improperábit inimícus,*
  spernet adversárius nomen tuum in finem?
11Ut quid avértis manum tuam*
  et tenes déxteram tuam in médio sinu tuo?
12Deus autem rex noster ante sǽcula,*
  operátus est salútes in médio terræ.
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Memor esto congregatiónis tuæ, Dómine, quam possedísti ab inítio.
Psalm 73 (74)
Lament over the ruined Temple
Remember your people, Lord, whom you chose long ago.
Why, God, have you rejected us so finally?
  Why this rage against the sheep of your flock?
Remember those you have gathered,
  those who were yours from the beginning.
The stock you redeemed to be your own possession;
  the mountain of Zion, where you chose to dwell.
Turn your steps towards the final devastation:
  the enemy has laid waste the sanctuary.
Those who hate you have roared
  in the midst of of your flock.
They have set up their emblems,
  taking the place of your own.
They have raised their axes high,
  hewing the wood.
With hatchets and axes
  they have hewn down the doors.
They set fire to the sanctuary,
  profaned and trampled your tabernacle.
They said to themselves, ‘Let us crush them
  once and for all.’
They burned to the ground
  every shrine of God in the land.
Our emblems have vanished,
  our prophets are gone,
  and none of us knows any more.
How long, O God, will the enemy deride?
  Will he insult your name forever?
Why do you keep your hand away?
  Why do you fold your arms?
God is our king since the beginning,
  he has given us help throughout the earth.
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.
Remember your people, Lord, whom you chose long ago.

Psalmus 73:13-23
Exsúrge, Dómine, et iúdica causam tuam.
13Tu conscidísti in virtúte tua mare,*
  contribulásti cápita dracónum in aquis.
14Tu confregísti cápita Levíathan,*
  dedísti eum escam monstris maris.
15Tu dirupísti fontes et torréntes;*
  tu siccásti flúvios perénnes.
16Tuus est dies et tua est nox,*
  tu fabricátus es luminária et solem.
17Tu statuísti omnes términos terræ,*
  æstátem et híemem, tu plasmásti ea.
18Memor esto huius:†
  inimícus improperávit Dómino,*
  et pópulus insípiens sprevit nomen tuum.
19Ne tradas béstiis ánimas confiténtes tibi*
  et ánimas páuperum tuórum ne obliviscáris in finem.
20Réspice in testaméntum,*
  quia repléta sunt latíbula terræ tentóriis violéntiæ.
21Ne revertátur húmilis factus confúsus;*
  pauper et inops laudábunt nomen tuum.
22Exsúrge, Deus, iúdica causam tuam;†
  memor esto improperiórum tuórum,*
  quæ ab insipiénte fiunt tota die.
23Ne obliviscáris voces inimicórum tuórum;*
  tumúltus adversariórum tuórum ascéndit semper.
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Exsúrge, Dómine, et iúdica causam tuam.
Psalm 73 (74)
Arise, O Lord, and defend your cause.
You divided the sea with your power,
  you smashed the heads of dragons in the water.
You smashed the head of Leviathan
  and fed him to the sea-monsters.
You opened up springs and torrents
  but dried up rivers that had flowed for ever.
Yours is the day and the night:
  you made the sun and the other lights.
You fixed the bounds of the earth,
  you created both summer and winter.
Remember all this:
  and now the enemy mocks you
  and a foolish people despises your name.
Do not give to the beasts
  the lives of those who proclaim you.
Do not forget forever
  the lives of your poor.
Think of your covenant –
  every cave in the land is a refuge for the violent.
Let the humble not return ashamed:
  the poor and the destitute will praise your name.
Rise up, O God, and judge your own cause!
  Remember the insults you have received
  all day long, from fools.
Do not forget the sound of your enemies’ voices:
  their noise, growing louder.
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.
Arise, O Lord, and defend your cause.

Lectio brevis
Deuteronomy 15:7-8
Si unus de frátribus tuis, qui morántur in una civitátum tuárum, ad paupertátem vénerit, non obdurábis cor tuum, nec cóntrahes manum; sed apéries eam páuperi fratri tuo et dabis mútuum, quod eum indigére perspéxeris.
Short Reading
Deuteronomy 15:7-8 ©
Is there a poor man among you, one of your brothers, in any town of yours in the land that the Lord your God is giving you? Do not harden your heart or close your hand against that poor brother of yours, but be open-handed with him and lend him enough for his needs.

℣. Desidérium páuperum exaudísti, Dómine.
℟. Confirmábis cor eórum, inténdes aurem tuam.
You have heard the prayer of the weak, Lord,
and you will strengthen their hearts.

Oremus.
  Deus, qui Petro salvíficum tuum super gentes consílium revelásti, éffice benígnus, ut ópera nostra tibi grata reddántur ac tuo dilectiónis salutísque propósito te donánte desérviant. Per Christum.
Let us pray.
Almighty God,
  who revealed to Peter your plan for the salvation of all men,
grant that our work may be acceptable to you
  and that, by your grace, it may further your loving purpose of redemption.
Through Christ our Lord.
Amen.

Benedicámus Dómino.
– Deo grátias.
Let us praise the Lord.
– Thanks be to God.

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