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Saturday 25 April 2015    (other days)
Saint Mark, Evangelist
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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
Rerum, Deus, fons ómnium,
qui, rebus actis ómnibus,
totíus orbis ámbitum
censu replésti múnerum,
Ac, mole tanta cóndita,
tandem quiétem díceris
sumpsísse, dans labóribus
ut nos levémur grátius:
Concéde nunc mortálibus
deflére vitæ crímina,
instáre iam virtútibus
et munerári prósperis,
Ut cum treméndi iúdicis
horror suprémus cœ́perit,
lætémur omnes ínvicem
pacis repléti múnere.
Præsta, Pater piíssime,
Patríque compar Unice,
cum Spíritu Paráclito
regnans per omne sǽculum. Amen.
Hymn
O Light serene of God the Father’s glory,
To you, O Christ, we sing,
And with the evening star, at hour of sunset,
Our worship bring.
To Father, Son and God’s most Holy Spirit,
Eternal praise is due.
O Christ, who gave your life, the world gives glory
And thanks to you.
Stanbrook Abbey Hymnal

Psalmus 121:1-9
Civitas sancta Ierusalem
Accessistis ad Sion montem et civitatem Dei viventis, Ierusalem cælestem” (Hebr 12, 22).
Pax Christi exsúltet in córdibus vestris, allelúia.
1Lætátus sum in eo quod dixérunt mihi:*
  «In domum Dómini íbimus».
2Stantes iam sunt pedes nostri*
  in portis tuis, Ierúsalem.
3Ierúsalem, quæ ædificáta est ut cívitas,*
  sibi compácta in idípsum.
4Illuc enim ascendérunt tribus, tribus Dómini,*
  testimónium Israel, ad confiténdum nómini Dómini.
5Quia illic sedérunt sedes ad iudícium,*
  sedes domus David.
6Rogáte, quæ ad pacem sunt Ierúsalem:*
  «Secúri sint diligéntes te!
7Fiat pax in muris tuis,*
  et secúritas in túrribus tuis!».
8Propter fratres meos et próximos meos*
  loquar: «Pax in te!».
9Propter domum Dómini Dei nostri*
  exquíram bona tibi.
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Pax Christi exsúltet in córdibus vestris, allelúia.
Psalm 121 (122)
Jerusalem, the holy city
May the peace of Christ reign in your hearts. Alleluia.
They filled me with joy when they said,
  “We will go to the house of the Lord.”
Now our feet are standing
  within your gates, Jerusalem.
Jerusalem, built as a city,
  whole and self-contained:
there the tribes have gone up,
  the tribes of the Lord –
the witness of Israel,
  to praise the Lord’s name.
For there are the thrones of justice,
  the thrones of the house of David.
Pray for the peace of Jerusalem:
  “Safety for those who care for you,
peace inside your walls,
  security within your ramparts!”
For my brethren and those near to me I will say
  “Peace be upon you.”
For the sake of the house of the Lord our God,
  I will call blessings upon you.
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.
May the peace of Christ reign in your hearts. Alleluia.

Psalmus 129:1-8
De profundis clamavi
Ipse salvum faciet populum suum a peccatis eorum” (Mt 1, 21).
Redemísti nos Deo in sánguine tuo, allelúia.
1De profúndis clamávi ad te, Dómine;*
  2Dómine, exáudi vocem meam.
Fiant aures tuæ intendéntes*
  in vocem deprecatiónis meæ.
3Si iniquitátes observáveris, Dómine,*
  Dómine, quis sustinébit?
4Quia apud te propitiátio est,*
  ut timeámus te.
5Sustínui te, Dómine,*
  sustínuit ánima mea in verbo eius;
sperávit 6ánima mea in Dómino*
  magis quam custódes auróram.
Magis quam custódes auróram*
  7speret Israel in Dómino,
quia apud Dóminum misericórdia,*
  et copiósa apud eum redémptio.
8Et ipse rédimet Israel*
  ex ómnibus iniquitátibus eius.
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Redemísti nos Deo in sánguine tuo, allelúia.
Psalm 129 (130)
Out of the depths
In your blood, you redeemed us for God. Alleluia.
Out of the depths I have cried to you, Lord:
  Lord, hear my voice.
Let your ears listen out
  for the voice of my pleading.
If you took notice of our transgressions, Lord –
  Lord, who would be left?
But with you is forgiveness,
  and for this we revere you.
I rely on you, Lord,
  my spirit relies on your promise;
my soul hopes in the Lord,
  more than the watchman for daybreak.
More than the watchman for daybreak,
  let Israel hope in the Lord:
for with the Lord there is kindness
  and abundant redemption.
He himself will redeem Israel
  from all its transgressions.
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.
In your blood, you redeemed us for God. Alleluia.

CanticumPhil2:6-11
De Christo, servo Dei
Nonne hæc opórtuit pati Christum, et ita intráre in glóriam suam? allelúia.
6Christus Iesus, cum in forma Dei esset,*
  non rapínam arbitrátus est esse se æquálem Deo,
7sed semetípsum exinanívit
  formam servi accípiens,†
  in similitúdinem hóminum factus;*
  et hábitu invéntus ut homo,
8humiliávit semetípsum†
  factus obœ́diens usque ad mortem,*
  mortem autem crucis.
9Propter quod et Deus illum exaltávit†
  et donávit illi nomen,*
  quod est super omne nomen,
10ut in nómine Iesu omne genu flectátur*
  cæléstium et terréstrium et infernórum
11et omnis lingua confiteátur:*
  «Dóminus Iesus Christus!»,
  in glóriam Dei Patris.
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Nonne hæc opórtuit pati Christum, et ita intráre in glóriam suam? allelúia.
CanticlePhilippians 2
Christ, God's servant
Was it not necessary that Christ should suffer thus and so enter into his glory? Alleluia.
Jesus Christ, although he shared God’s nature,
  did not try to cling to his equality with God;
but emptied himself, took on the form of a slave,
  and became like a man:
not in appearance only,
  for he humbled himself by accepting death,
  even death on a cross.
For this, God has raised him high,
  and given him the name that is above every name,
so that at the name of Jesus every knee will bend,
  in heaven, on earth, and under the earth,
and every tongue will proclaim
  “Jesus Christ is Lord,”
  to the glory of God the Father.
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.
Was it not necessary that Christ should suffer thus and so enter into his glory? Alleluia.

Lectio brevis1 Peter 2:9-10
Vos genus eléctum, regále sacerdótium, gens sancta, pópulus in acquisitiónem, ut virtútes annuntiétis eius, qui de ténebris vos vocávit in admirábile lumen suum; qui aliquándo non pópulus, nunc autem pópulus Dei; qui non consecúti misericórdiam nunc autem misericórdiam consecúti.
Short Reading1 Peter 2:9-10 ©
You are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a consecrated nation, a people set apart to sing the praises of God who called you out of the darkness into his wonderful light. Once you were not a people at all and now you are the People of God; once you were outside the mercy and now you have been given mercy.

Responsorium breve
℣. Gavísi sunt discípuli,* Allelúia, allelúia. Gavísi.
℟. Viso Dómino.* Allelúia, allelúia. Glória Patri. Gavísi.
Short Responsory
The disciples rejoiced, alleluia, alleluia.
The disciples rejoiced, alleluia, alleluia.
They saw the Lord, alleluia, alleluia.
The disciples rejoiced, alleluia, alleluia.
Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit.
The disciples rejoiced, alleluia, alleluia.

Canticum
Exsultatio animæ in Domino
Ego sum pastor bonus: bonus pastor ánimam suam ponit pro óvibus, allelúia.
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.
Ego sum pastor bonus: bonus pastor ánimam suam ponit pro óvibus, allelúia.
CanticleMagnificat
My soul rejoices in the Lord
I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd is one who lays down his life for his sheep. Alleluia. (Year B)
Or: I am the door, says the Lord. Anyone who enters through me shall be safe and he will find a place of pasture, alleluia.
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 am the good shepherd: the good shepherd is one who lays down his life for his sheep. Alleluia. (Year B)
Or: I am the door, says the Lord. Anyone who enters through me shall be safe and he will find a place of pasture, alleluia.

Preces
Christum, qui resúrgens a mórtuis mortem destrúxit vitámque renovávit, instánter invocémus:
Christe, semper vivens, exáudi nos.
Tu, lapis, quem reprobavérunt ædificántes, factus es in caput ánguli:
— nos in Ecclésia tua ut lápides vivos ædífica.
Tu, testis fidélis et verus, primogénitus ex mórtuis,
— tuæ tríbue Ecclésiæ te indesinénter testificári.
Tu, únice sponse Ecclésiæ e látere tuo exórtæ,
— redde nos nuptiális illíus testes sacraménti.
Qui es primus et novíssimus, fuísti mórtuus et vivis,
— baptizátos serva usque ad mortem fidéles, ut corónam accípere mereántur.
Tu, lux et lucérna sanctæ Dei civitátis,
— defúnctos nostros illústra, ut in perpétuum regnent.
Prayers and intercessions
Let us pray to Christ, who rose from the dead to restore our life.
Ever-living Christ, hear us.
Jesus, you are the stone rejected by the builders but you have proved to be the keystone of God’s house;
  make us living stones in the temple of your Church.
Ever-living Christ, hear us.
You are the faithful and true witness, the first-born from the dead;
  may the Church never cease to proclaim you to the world.
Ever-living Christ, hear us.
Through your death and resurrection you took the Church to yourself as a bride:
  cherish her, and keep her faithful, and prepare her for the day of your coming.
Ever-living Christ, hear us.
You are the first and the last, you were dead and now you are alive;
  may all the baptized be faithful unto death and gain the crown of glory.
Ever-living Christ, hear us.
You are the light and joy of the city of God;
  shine on the faithful departed that they may reign for ever.
Ever-living Christ, 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.

Omnípotens sempitérne Deus, deduc nos ad societátem cæléstium gaudiórum, ut eo pervéniat humílitas gregis, quo procéssit fortitúdo pastóris. Per Dóminum.
Almighty, ever-living God,
  bring us to the joy of your heavenly city:
so that we, your little flock,
  may follow where Christ, our Good Shepherd,
  has gone before us by the power of his resurrection.
Who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
  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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