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Friday 14 December 2018    (other days)
Saint John of the Cross, Priest, Doctor 
 (Friday of the 2nd week of Advent)

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
Ætérne sol, qui lúmine
creáta comples ómnia,
supréma lux et méntium,
te corda nostra cóncinunt.
Tuo fovénte Spíritu,
hic viva luminária
fulsére, per quæ sǽculis
patent salútis sémitæ.
Quod verba missa cǽlitus,
natíva mens quod éxhibet,
per hos minístros grátiæ
novo nitóre cláruit.
Horum corónæ párticeps,
doctrína honéstus lúcida,
hic vir beátus splénduit
quem prædicámus láudibus.
Ipso favénte, quǽsumus,
nobis, Deus, percúrrere
da veritátis trámitem,
possímus ut te cónsequi.
Præsta, Pater piíssime,
Patríque compar Unice,
cum Spíritu Paráclito
regnans per omne sǽculum. Amen.
Hymn
Who are these like stars appearing,
these, before God’s throne who stand?
Each a golden crown is wearing;
who are all this glorious band?
Alleluia! Hark, they sing,
praising loud their heavenly King.
Who are these of dazzling brightness,
clothed in God’s own righteousness?
These, whose robes of purest whiteness,
shall their lustre still possess,
still untouched by time’s rude hand?
Whence came all this glorious band?
These are they who have contended
for their Saviour’s honour long,
wrestling on till life was ended,
following not the sinful throng;
these who well the fight sustained,
triumph through the Lamb have gained.
These are they whose hearts were riven,
sore with woe and anguish tried,
who in prayer full oft have striven
with the God they glorified;
now, their painful conflict o’er,
God has bid them weep no more.
These, the Almighty contemplating,
did as priests before him stand,
soul and body always waiting
day and night at his command:
now in God’s most holy place
blest they stand before his face.

Ps 114:1-9
Gratiarum actio

Per multas tribulationes oportet nos intrare in regnum Dei” (Act 14, 22).

Dómine, líbera ánimam meam de morte, pedes meos a lapsu.
1Diléxi, quóniam exáudit Dóminus*
  vocem deprecatiónis meæ.
2Quia inclinávit aurem suam mihi,*
  cum in diébus meis invocábam.
3Circumdedérunt me funes mortis,*
  et angústiæ inférni invenérunt me.
Tribulatiónem et dolórem invéni†
  4et nomen Dómini invocábam:*
  «O Dómine, líbera ánimam meam».
5Miséricors Dóminus et iustus,*
  et Deus noster miserétur.
6Custódiens párvulos Dóminus;*
  humiliátus sum, et salvum me fáciet.
7Convértere, ánima mea, in réquiem tuam,*
  quia Dóminus benefécit tibi;
8quia erípuit ánimam meam de morte,†
  óculos meos a lácrimis,*
  pedes meos a lapsu.
9Ambulábo coram Dómino*
  in regióne vivórum.
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Dómine, líbera ánimam meam de morte, pedes meos a lapsu.
Psalm 114 (116A)
Thanksgiving
Lord, keep my soul from death, my feet from stumbling.
I love the Lord, for he has heard
  the cry of my appeal;
because he has turned his ear to me as I call on him,
  day by day.
The ropes of death surrounded me,
  Hell held me tight,
I had found pain and tribulation –
  but I called on the Lord’s name:
  “O Lord, free my soul.”
The Lord is compassionate and just;
  our God takes pity on us.
The Lord cares for the simple –
  I was brought low, but he saved me.
Return, my soul, to your rest,
  for the Lord has looked after you;
he has rescued my spirit from death, my eyes from tears,
  he has saved my feet from stumbling.
I shall walk in the presence of the Lord
  in the land of the living.
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.
Lord, keep my soul from death, my feet from stumbling.

Ps 120:1-8
Custos populi

Non esurient amplius, neque sitient amplius, neque cadet super illos sol neque ullus æstus” (Ap 7, 16).

Auxílium meum a Dómino, qui fecit cælum et terram.
1Levábo óculos meos in montes:*
  unde véniet auxílium mihi?
2Auxílium meum a Dómino,*
  qui fecit cælum et terram.
3Non dabit in commotiónem pedem tuum,*
  neque dormitábit, qui custódit te.
4Ecce non dormitábit neque dórmiet,*
  qui custódit Israel.
5Dóminus custódit te,†
  Dóminus umbráculum tuum,*
  ad manum déxteram tuam.
6Per diem sol non percútiet te,*
  neque luna per noctem.
7Dóminus custódiet te ab omni malo;*
  custódiet ánimam tuam Dóminus.
8Dóminus custódiet intróitum tuum et éxitum tuum*
  ex hoc nunc et usque in sǽculum.
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Auxílium meum a Dómino, qui fecit cælum et terram.
Psalm 120 (121)
The guardian of the people
My help shall come from the Lord, who made heaven and earth.
I shall lift my eyes to the hills:
  where is my help to come from?
My help will come from the Lord,
  who made heaven and earth.
He will not let your foot slip:
  he will not doze, your guardian.
Behold, he will not doze or sleep,
  the guardian of Israel.
The Lord is your guardian, the Lord is your shade;
  he is at your right hand.
By day the sun will not strike you;
  nor the moon by night.
The Lord will guard you from all harm;
  the Lord will guard your life.
The Lord will guard your coming and your going
  both now and 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.
My help shall come from the Lord, who made heaven and earth.

CanticumAp 15:3-4
Hymnus adorationis
Iustæ et veræ sunt viæ tuæ, Rex sæculórum.
3Magna et mirabília ópera tua,*
  Dómine Deus omnípotens;
iustæ et veræ viæ tuæ,*
  Rex géntium!
4Quis non timébit, Dómine,*
  et glorificábit nomen tuum?
Quia solus Sanctus,†
  quóniam omnes gentes vénient et adorábunt in conspéctu tuo,*
  quóniam iudícia tua manifestáta sunt.
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Iustæ et veræ sunt viæ tuæ, Rex sæculórum.
CanticleApocalypse 15
A hymn of adoration
Your ways are just and true, King of all the ages.
Great and wonderful are your deeds,
  O Lord God the Almighty!
Just and true are your ways,
  O King of the ages!
Who shall not fear and glorify your name, O Lord?
  For you alone are holy.
All nations shall come and worship you,
  for your judgements have been revealed.
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.
Your ways are just and true, King of all the ages.

Lectio brevisIac 3:17-18
Quæ desúrsum est sapiéntia primum quidem pudíca est, deínde pacífica, modésta, suadíbilis, plena misericórdia et frúctibus bonis, non iúdicans, sine simulatióne; fructus autem iustítiæ in pace seminátur faciéntibus pacem.
Short ReadingJames 3:17-18 ©
The wisdom that comes down from above is essentially something pure. It also makes for peace, and is kindly and considerate; it is full of compassion and shows itself by doing good; nor is there any trace of partiality or hypocrisy in it. Peacemakers, when they work for peace, sow the seeds which will bear fruit in holiness.

Responsorium breve
℣. In médio Ecclésiæ * Apéruit os eius. In médio.
℟. Et implévit eum Dóminus spíritu sapiéntiæ et intelléctus.* Apéruit os eius. Glória Patri. In médio.
Short Responsory
This man became a teacher in the Church of God.
This man became a teacher in the Church of God.
The Lord filled him with the spirit of wisdom and understanding.
This man became a teacher in the Church of God.
Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit.
This man became a teacher in the Church of God.

Canticum
Exsultatio animæ in Domino
O doctor óptime, Ecclésiæ sanctæ lumen, beáte N., divínæ legis amátor, deprecáre pro nobis Fílium Dei.
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.
O doctor óptime, Ecclésiæ sanctæ lumen, beáte N., divínæ legis amátor, deprecáre pro nobis Fílium Dei.
CanticleMagnificat
My soul rejoices in the Lord
O holy doctor, Saint N., light of the Church, lover of the law of God, pray for us to the Son of God.
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.
O holy doctor, Saint N., light of the Church, lover of the law of God, pray for us to the Son of God.

Preces
Christum, pro homínibus pontíficem constitútum in iis quæ sunt ad Deum, dignis láudibus celebrémus, humíliter deprecántes:
Salvum fac pópulum tuum, Dómine.
Qui Ecclésiam tuam per sanctos et exímios rectóres mirabíliter illustrásti,
  fac ut christiáni eódem semper lætificéntur splendóre.
Salvum fac pópulum tuum, Dómine.
Qui, cum sancti te pastóres sicut Móyses orárent, pópuli peccáta dimisísti,
  per intercessiónem eórum Ecclésiam tuam contínua purificatióne sanctífica.
Salvum fac pópulum tuum, Dómine.
Qui sanctos tuos unxísti in médio fratrum et Spíritum tuum in illos direxísti,
  reple Spíritu Sancto omnes pópuli tui rectóres.
Salvum fac pópulum tuum, Dómine.
Qui pastórum sanctórum ipse posséssio exstitísti
  tríbue nullum ex iis, quos sánguine acquisísti, sine te manére.
Salvum fac pópulum tuum, Dómine.
Qui, per Ecclésiæ pastóres, vitam ætérnam óvibus tuis præstas, ne rápiat eas quisquam de manu tua,
  salva defúnctos, pro quibus ánimam tuam posuísti.
Salvum fac pópulum tuum, Dómine.
Prayers and intercessions
Let us pray to Christ, the high priest, who was appointed to represent men in their relations with God.
Lord, save your people.
Lord Jesus, in times past you have lighted the way for your people through wise and holy leaders;
  may Christians always enjoy this sign of your loving kindness.
Lord, save your people.
You forgave the sins of your people when holy pastors prayed;
  continually cleanse your Church through their powerful intercession.
Lord, save your people.
In the presence of their brothers, you anointed your holy ones and poured on them your Spirit;
  fill with your Holy Spirit all the leaders of your people.
Lord, save your people.
Nothing could ever separate the holy pastors from your love;
  do not lose even one of those whom you redeemed by your passion.
Lord, save your people.
Through the pastors of your Church you give your sheep eternal life, and no one can steal them from you;
  save the faithful departed, for whom you laid down your life.
Lord, save your people.

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 sanctum Ioánnem, presbýterum, perféctæ sui abnegatiónis et crucis amatórem exímium effecísti, concéde, ut, eius imitatióni iúgiter inhæréntes, ad contemplatiónem glóriæ tuæ perveniámus ætérnam.
Per Dóminum nostrum Iesum Christum, Fílium tuum,
qui tecum vivit et regnat in unitáte Spíritus Sancti, Deus,
per ómnia sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Lord God, you gave Saint John of the Cross
  the grace of complete self-denial
  and an ardent love for the cross of Christ.
Grant that by following always in his footsteps
  we may come to the eternal vision of your glory.
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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