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Tuesday 31 March 2015    (other days)
Tuesday of Holy Week

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.
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.

Hymnus
Vexílla regis pródeunt,
fulget crucis mystérium,
quo carne carnis cónditor
suspénsus est patíbulo;
Quo, vulnerátus ínsuper
mucróne diro lánceæ,
ut nos laváret crímine,
manávit unda et sánguine.
Arbor decóra et fúlgida,
ornáta regis púrpura,
elécta digno stípite
tam sancta membra tángere!
Beáta, cuius bráchiis
sæcli pepéndit prétium;
statéra facta est córporis
prædam tulítque tártari.
Salve, ara, salve, víctima,
de passiónis glória,
qua Vita mortem pértulit
et morte vitam réddidit!
O crux, ave, spes única!
hoc passiónis témpore
piis adáuge grátiam
reísque dele crímina.
Te, fons salútis, Trínitas,
colláudet omnis spíritus;
quos per crucis mystérium
salvas, fove per sǽcula. Amen.
Hymn
The royal banners forward go,
The Cross shines forth in radiant glow;
Where he, the Life, did death endure,
And yet by death did life procure.
His feet and hands outstretching there,
He willed the piercing nails to bear,
For us and our redemption’s sake
A victim of himself to make.
There whilst he hung, his sacred side
By soldier’s spear was opened wide,
To cleanse us in the precious flood
Of water mingled with his blood.
Fulfilled is now what David told
In true prophetic song of old,
To all the nations, ‘Lo,’ said he,
‘Our God is reigning from the tree.’
Blest Three in One, our praise we sing
To thee from whom all graces spring:
As by the cross thou dost restore,
So rule and guide us evermore.

Psalmus 48:2-13
Vanitas divitiarum
Dives difficile intrabit in regnum cælorum” (Mt 19, 23).
Contumélias et terróres passus sum ab eis et Dóminus mecum est tamquam bellátor fortis.
2Audíte hæc, omnes gentes,*
  áuribus percípite, omnes, qui habitátis orbem:
3quique húmiles et viri nóbiles,*
  simul in unum dives et pauper!
4Os meum loquétur sapiéntiam*
  et meditátio cordis mei prudéntiam.
5Inclinábo in parábolam aurem meam,*
  apériam in psaltério ænígma meum.
6Cur timébo in diébus malis,*
  cum iníquitas supplantántium circúmdabit me?
7Qui confídunt in virtúte sua*
  et in multitúdine divitiárum suárum gloriántur.
8Etenim seípsum non rédimet homo;*
  non dabit Deo propitiatiónem suam.
9Nímium est prétium redemptiónis ánimæ eius:†
  ad últimum defíciet,*
  10ut vivat usque in finem, nec vídeat intéritum.
11Et vidébit sapiéntes moriéntes;†
  simul insípiens et stultus períbunt*
  et relínquent aliénis divítias suas.
12Sepúlcra eórum domus illórum in ætérnum;†
  tabernácula eórum in progéniem et progéniem,*
  etsi vocavérunt nomínibus suis terras suas.
13Et homo, cum sit in honóre, non permanébit;†
  comparátus est iuméntis, quæ péreunt,*
  et símilis factus est illis.
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Contumélias et terróres passus sum ab eis et Dóminus mecum est tamquam bellátor fortis.
Psalm 48 (49)
The uselessness of riches
Insult and terror have been my lot, but the Lord is at my side, a mighty hero.
All peoples, listen –
  all who live in the world, hear what I have to say:
humble and great together,
  rich and poor alike!
My mouth will speak wisdom,
  my inmost thoughts will bring good counsel.
I will turn my ears to a mystery,
  I will expound a riddle on the lyre.
Why should I be fearful in times of trouble,
  when the crimes of usurpers hem me in?
They trust in their own strength
  and glory in their great riches.
But, after all, man cannot redeem himself,
  he cannot ransom himself before God.
The price of his soul’s redemption is too great, he cannot pay it –
  the price of eternal death avoided.
He will see that even the wise die;
  the foolish and the stupid too will perish,
  and their riches will pass to others.
Their tombs will be homes to them for ever,
  their dwelling-place for all generations,
  even if the lands they owned are named after them.
Though he be full of honour, man will not endure:
  he is like the beasts of burden, that die;
  he is like the beasts that perish.
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.
Insult and terror have been my lot, but the Lord is at my side, a mighty hero.

Psalmus 48:14-21
Líbera me, Dómine, et pone me iuxta te et cuiúsvis manus pugnet contra me.
14Hæc via illórum, quorum fidúcia in semetípsis,*
  et finis eórum, qui cómplacent in ore suo.
15Sicut oves in inférno pósiti sunt,*
  mors depáscet eos;
descéndent præcípites ad sepúlcrum,†
  et figúra eórum erit in consumptiónem:*
  inférnus habitáculum eórum.
16Verúmtamen Deus rédimet ánimam meam,*
  de manu ínferi vere suscípiet me.
17Ne timúeris, cum dives factus fúerit homo*
  et cum multiplicáta fúerit glória domus eius,
18quóniam, cum interíerit, non sumet ómnia,*
  neque descéndet cum eo glória eius.
19Cum ánimæ suæ in vita ipsíus benedíxerit:*
  «Laudábunt te quod benefecísti tibi»,
20tamen introíbit ad progéniem patrum suórum,*
  qui in ætérnum non vidébunt lumen.
21Homo, cum in honóre esset, non intelléxit;†
  comparátus est iuméntis, quæ péreunt,*
  et símilis factus est illis.
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Líbera me, Dómine, et pone me iuxta te et cuiúsvis manus pugnet contra me.
Psalm 48 (49)
Deliver me, Lord, and set me close to you: let who will raise his hand against me.
Those who trust in themselves – this is the road they take.
  This is the end of those who boast.
Like sheep they go down into the underworld,
  and death is their shepherd.
They will fall headlong into the grave:
  their faces will be eaten away,
  and the underworld will be their dwelling-place.
But God will ransom my life;
  truly he will lift me from the grasp of the underworld.
Do not fear, when a man becomes rich
  and the glory of his house increases.
When he dies, he will not take it with him,
  his glory will not follow him down to the grave.
Even if he calls himself blessed,
  says “see how they praise me for my success,”
still he will join his fathers,
  cut off from light, for ever.
Though he be full of honour, yet he does not understand.
  He is like the beasts of burden, that die;
  he is like the beasts that perish.
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.
Deliver me, Lord, and set me close to you: let who will raise his hand against me.

Canticum
Apocalypse 4:11,5:9,10,12
Hymnus redemptorum
Occísus es, Dómine, et redemísti nos Deo in sánguine tuo.
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.
Occísus es, Dómine, et redemísti nos Deo in sánguine tuo.
CanticleApocalypse 4,5
The song of the redeemed
You were slain, Lord, and with your blood you bought us for God.
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.
You were slain, Lord, and with your blood you bought us for God.

Lectio brevis
1 Corinthians 1:27-30
Infírma mundi elégit Deus, ut confúndat fórtia, et ignobília mundi et contemptibília elégit Deus, quæ non sunt, ut ea, quæ sunt, destrúeret, ut non gloriétur omnis caro in conspéctu Dei. Ex ipso autem vos estis in Christo Iesu, qui factus est sapiéntia nobis a Deo et iustítia et sanctificátio et redémptio.
Short Reading
1 Corinthians 1:27-30 ©
To shame what is strong, God chose what is weak by human reckoning; those whom the world thinks common and contemptible are the ones that God has chosen – those who are nothing at all to show up those who are everything. The human race has nothing to boast about to God, but you, God has made members of Christ Jesus and by God’s doing he has become our wisdom, and our virtue, and our holiness, and our freedom.

Responsorium breve
℣. Adorámus te, Christe,* Et benedícimus tibi. Adorámus.
℟. Quia per crucem tuam redemísti mundum.* Et benedícimus tibi. Glória Patri. Adorámus.
Short Responsory
We worship you, Christ, and we bless you.
We worship you, Christ, and we bless you.
By your cross you have redeemed the world.
We worship you, Christ, and we bless you.
Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit.
We worship you, Christ, and we bless you.

Canticum
Exsultatio animæ in Domino
Potestátem hábeo ponéndi ánimam meam et íterum suméndi eam.
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 sæcula.
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Potestátem hábeo ponéndi ánimam meam et íterum suméndi eam.
CanticleMagnificat
My soul rejoices in the Lord
I have the right to lay down my life, and I have the right to take it up again.
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.
I have the right to lay down my life, and I have the right to take it up again.

Preces
Salvatórem humáni géneris adorémus, qui mortem moriéndo destrúxit et vitam resurgéndo reparávit. Humíliter postulémus:
Sanctífica pópulum, quem sánguine tuo redemísti.
Redémptor noster, da nos passióni tuæ per pæniténtiam plénius adhærére,
— ut resurrectiónis glóriam consequámur.
Præsta, ut Matris tuæ, solatrícis afflictórum, protectiónem assequámur
— mærentésque confortémus ea consolatióne, qua et ipsi a te recreámur.
Fidélibus concéde passiónis tuæ in ærúmnis suis esse partícipes,
— ut salutáre tuum in seípsis maniféstent.
Qui humiliásti teípsum, factus obœ́diens usque ad mortem, mortem autem crucis,
— da servis tuis obœdiéntiam et patiéntiam.
Córpori claritátis tuæ defúnctos configuráre dignéris
— nosque aliquándo eórum redde consórtes.
Prayers and intercessions
Let us turn in prayer to the Saviour of all men. By dying he destroyed our death and by rising he restored our life.
Sanctify the people you redeemed by your blood.
Christ, our Redeemer, let us share in your passion by works of penance,
  let us attain the glory of your resurrection.
Sanctify the people you redeemed by your blood.
Grant us the protection of your Mother, the comforter of the afflicted,
  help us to extend to others the consolation you have given us.
Sanctify the people you redeemed by your blood.
Unite the faithful to your passion in times of trouble and distress
  and let the power of your salvation shine forth in their lives.
Sanctify the people you redeemed by your blood.
You humbled yourself even to accepting death, death on a cross;
  grant to your servants obedience and patience.
Sanctify the people you redeemed by your blood.
Share with the dead your bodily glory;
  let us rejoice one day with them in the fellowship of the saints.
Sanctify the people you redeemed by your blood.

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.

Omnípotens sempitérne Deus, da nobis ita domínicæ passiónis sacraménta perágere, ut indulgéntiam percípere mereámur. Per Dóminum.
All-powerful, ever-living God,
  may our sacramental celebration of the Lord’s passion
  bring us your forgiveness.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
  who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
  one God, for ever and ever.
Amen.

Dóminus nos benedícat, et ab omni malo deféndat, et ad vitam perdúcat ætérnam.
The Lord bless us, and keep us from all evil, and bring us to everlasting life.

AMEN

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