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Monday 2 May 2016    (other days)
Saint Athanasius, Bishop, Doctor 
 (Monday of the 6th week of Eastertide)

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
O rex ætérne, Dómine,
semper cum Patre Fílius,
iuxta tuam imáginem
Adam plasmásti hóminem.
Quem diábolus decéperat
hostis humáni géneris,
eius et formam córporis
sumpsísti tu de Vírgine,
Ut nos Deo coniúngeres
per carnis contubérnium,
datúrus in baptísmate,
Redémptor, indulgéntiam.
Tu crucem propter hóminem
suscípere dignátus es;
dedísti tuum sánguinem
nostræ salútis prétium.
Tu surrexísti, glóriam
a Patre sumens débitam;
per te et nos resúrgere
devóta mente crédimus.
Esto perénne méntibus
paschále, Iesu, gáudium
et nos renátos grátiæ
tuis triúmphis ággrega.
Iesu, tibi sit glória,
qui morte victa prǽnites,
cum Patre et almo Spíritu,
in sempitérna sǽcula. Amen.
Hymn
O Christ, the heavens’ eternal King,
Creator, unto thee we sing,
With God the Father ever One,
Co-equal, co-eternal Son.
Thy hand, when first the world began,
Made in thine own pure image man,
And linked to fleshly form of earth
A living soul of heavenly birth.
And when the envious crafty foe
Had marred thy noblest work below,
Thou didst our ruined state repair
By deigning flesh thyself to wear.
Once of a virgin born to save,
And now new born from death’s dark grave,
O Christ, thou bidd’st us rise with thee
From death to immortality.
Eternal Shepherd, thou art wont
To cleanse Thy sheep within the font,
That mystic bath, that grave of sin,
Where ransomed souls new life begin.
Divine Redeemer, thou didst deign
To bear for us the cross of pain,
And freely pay the precious price
Of all thy blood in sacrifice.
Jesu, do thou to every heart
Unceasing Paschal joy impart;
From death of sin and guilty strife
Set free the new born sons of life.
All praise be thine, O risen Lord,
From death to endless life restored;
All praise to God the Father be
And Holy Ghost eternally.

Ps 44:2-10
Regis nuptiæ
Ecce Sponsus venit; exite obviam ei” (Mt 25, 6).
Benedíctus qui venit in nómine Dómini, allelúia.
2Eructávit cor meum verbum bonum, †
  dico ego ópera mea regi. *
  Lingua mea cálamus scribæ velóciter scribéntis.
3Speciósus forma es præ fíliis hóminum, †
  diffúsa est grátia in lábiis tuis, *
  proptérea benedíxit te Deus in ætérnum.
4Accíngere gládio tuo super femur tuum, potentíssime; *
  magnificéntia tua et ornátu tuo.
5Et ornátu tuo procéde, currum ascénde*
  propter veritátem et mansuetúdinem et iustítiam. *
Et dóceat te mirabília déxtera tua:†
  6sagíttæ tuæ acútæ – pópuli sub te cadent – *
  in corda inimicórum regis.
7Sedes tua, Deus, in sǽculum sǽculi; *
  sceptrum æquitátis sceptrum regni tui.
8Dilexísti iustítiam et odísti iniquitátem, †
  proptérea unxit te Deus, Deus tuus, *
  óleo lætítiæ præ consórtibus tuis.
9Myrrha et áloe et cásia ómnia vestiménta tua, *
  e dómibus ebúrneis chordæ deléctant te.
10Fíliæ regum in pretiósis tuis; *
  ástitit regína a dextris tuis ornáta auro ex Ophir.
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Benedíctus qui venit in nómine Dómini, allelúia.
Psalm 44 (45)
The wedding of the King
Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. Alleluia.
My heart cries out on a joyful theme:
  I will tell my poem to the king,
  my tongue like the pen of the swiftest scribe.
You have been given more than human beauty,
  and grace is poured out upon your lips,
  so that God has blessed you for ever.
Strap your sword to your side, mighty one,
  in all your greatness and splendour.
In your splendour go forth, mount your chariot,
  on behalf of truth, kindness and justice.
Let your right hand show your marvels,
  let your arrows be sharp against the hearts of the king’s enemies
 – the peoples will fall before you.
Your throne is firm, O God, from age to age,
  your royal sceptre is a sceptre of justice.
You love uprightness, hate injustice
 – for God, your God has anointed you
  with the oil of gladness, above all your companions.
Myrrh and aloes and cassia anoint your garments.
From ivory palaces the sound of harps delights you.
In your retinue go the daughters of kings.
At your right hand, the queen is adorned with gold of Ophir.
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.
Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. Alleluia.

Ps 44:11-18
Beáti qui ad cenam nuptiárum Agni vocáti sunt, allelúia.
11Audi, fília, et vide, †
  et inclína aurem tuam, *
  et oblivíscere pópulum tuum et domum patris tui;
12et concupíscet rex spéciem tuam. *
  Quóniam ipse est dóminus tuus, et adóra eum.
13Fília Tyri cum munéribus; *
  vultum tuum deprecabúntur dívites plebis.
14Gloriósa nimis fília regis intrínsecus, *
  textúris áureis circumamícta.
15In véstibus variegátis adducétur regi; *
  vírgines post eam, próximæ eius, afferúntur tibi.
16Afferúntur in lætítia et exsultatióne, *
  adducúntur in domum regis.
17Pro pátribus tuis erunt tibi fílii; *
  constítues eos príncipes super omnem terram.
18Memor ero nóminis tui *
  in omni generatióne et generatióne;
proptérea pópuli confitebúntur tibi *
  in ætérnum et in sǽculum sǽculi.
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Beáti qui ad cenam nuptiárum Agni vocáti sunt, allelúia.
Psalm 44 (45)
The King's bride
Blessed are those who are called to the wedding feast of the Lamb. Alleluia.
Listen, my daughter, and understand;
  turn your ears to what I have to say.
Forget your people, forget your father’s house,
  and the king will desire you for your beauty.
  He is your lord, so worship him.
The daughters of Tyre will bring you gifts;
  the richest of your subjects will beg you to look on them.
How great is the king’s daughter, within the palace!
  She is clothed in woven gold.
She will be taken to the king in coloured garments,
  her maidens will escort her to your presence.
In gladness and rejoicing they are brought
  and led to the house of the king.
Instead of your fathers you will have sons:
  you will make them rulers over all the world.
I will remember your name
  from generation to generation.
And so your people will do you honour
  for ever 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.
Blessed are those who are called to the wedding feast of the Lamb. Alleluia.

Canticumcf. Ep1:3-10
De Deo salvatore
De plenitúdine eius omnes nos accépimus, et grátiam pro grátia, allelúia.
3Benedíctus Deus et Pater Dómini nostri Iesu Christi,*
  qui benedíxit nos in omni benedictióne spiritáli in cæléstibus in Christo,
4sicut elégit nos in ipso ante mundi constitutiónem,†
  ut essémus sancti et immaculáti*
  in conspéctu eius in caritáte,
5qui prædestinávit nos in adoptiónem filiórum†
  per Iesum Christum in ipsum,*
  secúndum beneplácitum voluntátis suæ,
6in laudem glóriæ grátiæ suæ,*
  in qua gratificávit nos in Dilécto,
7in quo habémus redemptiónem per sánguinem eius,*
  remissiónem peccatórum,
secúndum divítias grátiæ eius,†
  8quae superabundávit in nobis*
  in omni sapiéntia et prudéntia,
9notum fáciens nobis mystérium voluntátis suæ,*
  secúndum beneplácitum eius,
quod propósuit in eo,*
  10in dispensatiónem plenitúdinis témporum:
recapituláre ómnia in Christo,*
  quæ in cælis et quæ in terra.
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
De plenitúdine eius omnes nos accépimus, et grátiam pro grátia, allelúia.
CanticleEphesians 1
God the Saviour
From his fullness we have all received, grace upon grace. Alleluia.
Blessed be God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
  who has blessed us, in Christ,
  with every spiritual blessing in heaven.
In love, he chose us before the creation of the world,
  to be holy and spotless in his sight.
He predestined us to be his adopted children through Jesus Christ,
  simply because it pleased him to do so.
This he did for the praise of the glory of his grace,
  of his free gift to us in his Beloved,
in whose blood we have gained redemption,
  and the forgiveness of our sins.
This he did according to the riches of his grace,
  which he gave us in abundance,
with all wisdom and discernment,
  revealing to us the mysteries of his will,
  because it pleased him to do so.
In this action he has planned, in the fulfilment of time,
  to bring all things together in Christ,
  from the heavens and from 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.
From his fullness we have all received, grace upon grace. Alleluia.

Lectio brevisHebr 8:1-3
Talem habémus pontíficem, qui consédit in déxtera throni Maiestátis in cælis, sanctórum miníster et tabernáculi veri, quod fixit Dóminus, non homo. Omnis enim póntifex ad offerénda múnera et hóstias constitúitur.
Short ReadingHebrews 8:1-3 ©
Our High Priest has his place at the right of the throne of divine Majesty in the heavens, and he is the minister of the sanctuary and of the true Tent of Meeting which the Lord, and not any man, set up. It is the duty of every high priest to offer gifts and sacrifices.

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
O doctor óptime, Ecclésiæ sanctæ lumen, beáte N., divínæ legis amátor, deprecáre pro nobis Fílium Dei, 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.
O doctor óptime, Ecclésiæ sanctæ lumen, beáte N., divínæ legis amátor, deprecáre pro nobis Fílium Dei, allelúia.
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, 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.
O holy doctor, Saint N., light of the Church, lover of the law of God, pray for us to the Son of God, alleluia.

Preces
Christum Dóminum, qui per resurrectiónem suam mundum clarificávit, lætánter deprecémur:
Christe, vita nostra, exáudi nos.
Dómine Iesu Christe, qui discípulis te cómitem adiunxísti in via,
— adésto Ecclésiæ tuæ peregrinánti.
Ne patiáris fidéles tuos tardos esse ad credéndum,
— sed fac, ut te mortis victórem confiteántur.
Réspice benígnus eos, qui te in via non agnovérunt,
— et manifésta teípsum, ut te salvatórem suscípiant.
Tu, qui per crucem omnes hómines reconciliásti in córpore tuo,
— pacem et unitátem tríbue géntibus univérsis.
Iudex vivórum et mortuórum,
— defúnctis, qui in te credidérunt, remissiónem peccatórum concéde.
Prayers and intercessions
Rejoicing, let us pray to Christ the lord, who sheds glory on the universe through his resurrection.
Christ, our life, hear us.
Lord Jesus, you joined your disciples on the way to Emmaus;
  accompany your Church on her journey through life.
Christ, our life, hear us.
May we, your faithful, not be slow to believe;
  give us the courage to proclaim your victory over death.
Christ, our life, hear us.
Look upon those who have not recognized your presence in their lives;
  let their hearts rejoice in the knowledge of their Saviour.
Christ, our life, hear us.
You are the judge of the living and the dead;
  grant to the faithful departed forgiveness of their sins.
Christ, our life, 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, qui beátum Athanásium, epíscopum, divinitátis Fílii tui propugnatórem exímium suscitásti, concéde propítius, ut, eius doctrína et protectióne gaudéntes, in tui cognitióne et amóre sine intermissióne crescámus. Per Dóminum.
Almighty, ever-living God and Father,
  you raised up Saint Athanasius
  as the great champion of your Son’s divinity.
Through the doctrine and patronage of your saint, in which we rejoice,
  let our knowledge and love of you grow ever deeper and stronger.
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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