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The Presentation of the Lord 
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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
Quod chorus vatum venerándus olim
Spíritu Sancto cécinit replétus,
in Dei factum genetríce constat
esse María.
Hæc Deum cæli Dominúmque terræ
virgo concépit peperítque virgo,
atque post partum méruit manére
invioláta.
Quem senex iustus Símeon in ulnis
in domo sumpsit Dómini, gavísus
ob quod optátum próprio vidéret
lúmine Christum.
Tu libens votis, pétimus, precántum,
regis ætérni génetrix, favéto,
clara quæ fundis Géniti benígni
múnera lucis.
Christe, qui lumen Patris es supérni,
qui Patris nobis réseras profúnda,
nos fac ætérnæ tibi ferre laudes
lucis in aula. Amen.
Hymn
Blest are the pure in heart,
For they shall see our God;
The secret of the Lord is theirs,
Their soul is Christ’s abode.
The Lord, who left the heavens,
Our life and peace to bring,
To dwell in lowliness with men,
Their pattern and their King:
Still to the lowly soul
He does himself impart,
And for his dwelling and his throne
Chooses the pure in heart.
Lord, we thy presence seek;
May ours this blessing be;
Give us a pure and lowly heart,
A temple fit for thee.

Ps 109:1-5,7
Messias rex et sacerdos

Oportet illum regnare, donec ponat omnes inimicos sub pedibus eius” (1 Cor 15, 25).

Respónsum accépit Símeon a Spíritu Sancto non visúrum se mortem, nisi vidéret Dóminum.
1Dixit Dóminus Dómino meo:*
  «Sede a dextris meis,
donec ponam inimícos tuos*
  scabéllum pedum tuórum».
2Virgam poténtiæ tuæ emíttet Dóminus ex Sion:*
  domináre in médio inimicórum tuórum.
3Tecum principátus in die virtútis tuæ,†
  in splendóribus sanctis,*
  ex útero ante lucíferum génui te.
4Iurávit Dóminus et non pænitébit eum:*
  «Tu es sacérdos in ætérnum secúndum órdinem Melchísedech».
5Dóminus a dextris tuis,*
  conquassábit in die iræ suæ reges.
7De torrénte in via bibet,*
proptérea exaltábit caput.
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Respónsum accépit Símeon a Spíritu Sancto non visúrum se mortem, nisi vidéret Dóminum.

Psalm 109 (110)
The Messiah, king and priest

The Holy Spirit had revealed to Simeon that he would not see death until he had set eyes on the Lord.
The Lord has said to my lord:
  “Sit at my right hand
  while I make your enemies your footstool.”
From Zion the Lord will give you a sceptre,
  and you will rule in the midst of your foes.
Royal power is yours in the day of your strength,
  among the sacred splendours.
  Before the dawn, I begot you from the womb.
The Lord has sworn, and he will not repent:
  “You are a priest for ever,
  a priest of the priesthood of Melchisedech.”
The Lord is at your right hand,
  and on the day of his anger he will shatter kings.
He will drink from the stream as he goes –
  he will hold his head high.
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.
The Holy Spirit had revealed to Simeon that he would not see death until he had set eyes on the Lord.

Ps 129:1-8
De profundis clamavi

Ipse salvum faciet populum suum a peccatis eorum” (Mt 1, 21).

Obtulérunt pro eo Dómino par túrturum aut duos pullos columbárum.
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.
Obtulérunt pro eo Dómino par túrturum aut duos pullos columbárum.

Psalm 129 (130)
Out of the depths

They went to offer to the Lord what the Law ordered: a pair of turtle-doves or a pair of pigeons.
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.
They went to offer to the Lord what the Law ordered: a pair of turtle-doves or a pair of pigeons.

Canticumcf. Col 1:12-20

Christus primogenitus omnis creaturæ et primogenitus ex mortuis

Vidérunt óculi mei salutáre tuum, quod parásti ante fáciem ómnium populórum.
12Grátias agámus Deo Patri,*
  qui idóneos nos fecit in partem sortis sanctórum in lúmine;
13qui erípuit nos de potestáte tenebrárum*
  et tránstulit in regnum Fílii dilectiónis suæ,
14in quo habémus redemptiónem,*
  remissiónem peccatórum;
15qui est imágo Dei invisíbilis,*
  primogénitus omnis creatúræ,
16quia in ipso cóndita sunt univérsa†
  in cælis et in terra,*
  visibília et invisibília,
sive throni sive dominatiónes*
  sive principátus sive potestátes.
Omnia per ipsum et in ipsum creáta sunt,†
  17et ipse est ante ómnia,*
  et ómnia in ipso constant.
18Et ipse est caput córporis ecclésiæ;†
  qui est princípium, primogénitus ex mórtuis,*
  ut sit in ómnibus ipse primátum tenens,
19quia in ipso complácuit omnem plenitúdinem habitáre*
  20et per eum reconciliáre ómnia in ipsum,
pacíficans per sánguinem crucis eius,*
  sive quæ in terris sive quæ in cælis sunt.
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Vidérunt óculi mei salutáre tuum, quod parásti ante fáciem ómnium populórum.
Canticle(Colossians 1)

Christ, firstborn of all creatures and firstborn from the dead

My eyes have seen your salvation, which you have prepared for all the nations to see.
Let us give thanks to God the Father,
  who has made us worthy to share in the light that is the saints’ inheritance.
He has rescued us from the power of the shadows
  and brought us to the kingdom of his beloved Son,
in whom we have redemption
  and the forgiveness of sins.
He is the image of the invisible God,
  the first-born of all creation,
for in him all things were created,
  in heaven and on earth,
  visible and invisible,
thrones and dominations,
  principalities and powers.
All things were created through him and for him:
  he is before all things,
  and in him all things hold together.
And he is the head of the body, the Church.
  He is the beginning, the first-born from the dead,
  and so he is pre-eminent above all.
For it was the Father’s will that the fullness of God should dwell in him,
  and that through him all things should be reconciled to himself.
Through the blood of the Cross he brought peace to all things,
  both on Earth and in the heavens.
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 eyes have seen your salvation, which you have prepared for all the nations to see.

Lectio brevisHebr 4:15-16
Non habémus pontíficem, qui non possit cómpati infirmitátibus nostris, tentátum autem per ómnia secúndum similitúdinem absque peccáto. Adeámus ergo cum fidúcia ad thronum grátiæ, ut misericórdiam consequámur et grátiam inveniámus in auxílium opportúnum.
Scripture ReadingHebrews 4:15-16 ©
It is not as if we had a high priest who was incapable of feeling our weaknesses with us; but we have one who has been tempted in every way that we are, though he is without sin. Let us be confident, then, in approaching the throne of grace, that we shall have mercy from him and find grace when we are in need of help.

Responsorium breve
℣. Notum fecit Dóminus* Salutáre suum. Notum.
℟. Quod parávit ante fáciem ómnium populórum.* Salutáre suum. Glória Patri. Notum.
Short Responsory
The Lord has made known his saving power.
The Lord has made known his saving power.
Which he prepared in the sight of all the peoples.
The Lord has made known his saving power.
Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit.
The Lord has made known his saving power.

Canticum

Exsultatio animæ in Domino

Hódie Beáta Virgo María púerum Iesum præsentávit in templo, et Símeon replétus Spíritu Sancto accépit eum in ulnas suas, et benedíxit Deum.
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.
Hódie Beáta Virgo María púerum Iesum præsentávit in templo, et Símeon replétus Spíritu Sancto accépit eum in ulnas suas, et benedíxit Deum.
CanticleMagnificat

My soul rejoices in the Lord

Today the blessed Virgin Mary presented the child Jesus in the temple; there Simeon took him in his arms and gave thanks to 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.
Today the blessed Virgin Mary presented the child Jesus in the temple; there Simeon took him in his arms and gave thanks to God.

Preces
Salvatórem nostrum in templo præsentátum adorémus, ab ipso postulántes:
Oculi nostri vídeant salutáre tuum, Dómine.
Christe salvátor, qui es lumen ad revelatiónem géntium,
  illúmina eos, qui te non cognovérunt, ut credant in te Deum verum.
Oculi nostri vídeant salutáre tuum, Dómine.
Redémptor noster, qui es glória plebis tuæ Israel,
  exálta Ecclésiam tuam inter gentes.
Oculi nostri vídeant salutáre tuum, Dómine.
Iesu, desideráte cunctis géntibus, cuius salutáre óculi Simeónis iusti vidérunt,
  adduc hómines cunctos ad salútem tuam.
Oculi nostri vídeant salutáre tuum, Dómine.
Dómine, in cuius præsentatióne gládius dolóris Maríæ, matri tuæ, prænuntiátus est,
  róbora eos, qui in tuo servítio tribulatiónes sústinent.
Oculi nostri vídeant salutáre tuum, Dómine.
Christe, beatitúdo sanctórum, quem Símeon ante mortem vidit, sicut ardénter cupiébat,
  osténde te in ætérnum iis, qui post mortem tui sítiunt visiónem.
Oculi nostri vídeant salutáre tuum, Dómine.
Prayers and intercessions
We celebrate the presentation of Jesus in the temple. He has established a new covenant and is himself the temple of the living God. Let us acclaim him as our Saviour:
Our eyes have seen your salvation.
You are the true light that enlightens all men:
  help us to know and accept you as our Lord and God.
Our eyes have seen your salvation.
You are the glory of your Church:
  in the fidelity of your people, let men see your saving power.
Our eyes have seen your salvation.
Your Holy Spirit rested on Simeon and he recognized your coming:
  let your Spirit dwell with us, that we may recognize you in our lives.
Our eyes have seen your salvation.
At your presentation, Simeon prophesied that our Lady would be pierced to the heart:
  grant us the constancy and love she showed at the foot of the cross.
Our eyes have seen your salvation.
Many have seen your promise and died in your peace:
  may they share now the glory you prepared for all the nations.
Our eyes have seen your salvation.

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, maiestátem tuam súpplices exorámus, ut, sicut Unigénitus Fílius tuus hodiérna die cum nostræ carnis substántia in templo est præsentátus, ita nos fácias purificátis tibi méntibus præsentári.
Per Dóminum nostrum Iesum Christum, Fílium tuum,
qui tecum vivit et regnat in unitáte Spíritus Sancti, Deus,
per ómnia sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Almighty, ever-living God,
  on this day your Only-Begotten Son
  was presented in the Temple,
  in flesh and blood like ours.
Purify us in mind and heart
  that we may meet you in your glory.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
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.
  Amen.
The Lord bless us, and keep us from all evil, and bring us to everlasting life.
  Amen.

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