Sunday, December 16, 2012

Third Sunday Advent ~ Second Vespers

The Monastic Office at St. Emma Monastery
We combine our traditional Monastic Office with the "newer" Roman Office.
We chant the Antiphons and Psalms using simplified Gregorian Chant melodies, and use a different arraignment of Psalms.

Second Vespers 3nd Sunday of Advent

Psalms from Sunday 

1st Ant:  

Psalm 109
~The Lord's revelation to my Master~

2nd Ant:

Psalm 110
~I will thank the Lord with all my heart~

3rd Ant:

Psalm 111
~Happy the man who fears the Lord~

4th Ant: 
Psalm 112
~Praise, O servants of the Lord~

Philippians 4:4-5

Rejoice in the Lord always! I say it again. Rejoice!
Everyone should see how unselfish you are. The Lord is near.

Short Responsory:
Show us, O Lord,  Your Mercy,
~Show us, O Lord, Your Mercy,
And grant us Your salvation.
~Your Mercy
Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit
~Show us, O Lord, Your Mercy,


V. Drop down dew, you heavens, from above, and let the clouds rain the Just One.
R. Let the earth be opened, and but forth the Savior.

I Magnificat Ant:   (Saturday)

Luke 1:46-55
The soul rejoices in the Lord
My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord,
my spirit rejoices in God my Savior
for he has looked with favor on his lowly servant.
From this day all generations will call me blessed:
the Almighty has done great things for me,
and holy is his Name.
He has mercy on those who fear him
in every generation.
He has shown the strength of his arm,
he has scattered the proud in their conceit.
He has cast down the mighty from their thrones,
and has lifted up the lowly.
He has filled the hungry with good things,
and the rich he has sent away empty.
He has come to the help of his servant Israel
for he has remembered his promise of mercy,
the promise he made to our fathers,
to Abraham and his children for ever.
Glory to the Father, and to the Son,
and to the Holy Spirit:
as it was in the beginning, is now,
and will be for ever. Amen.


To Jesus Christ, our Redeemer, the way, the truth, and the life, let us make our humble prayer:
Come and stay with us, Lord.
Son of the Most High, your coming was announced to the Virgin Mary by Gabriel,
come and rule over your people for ever:
Come and stay with us, Lord.
Holy One of God, in your presence John the Baptist leapt in Elizabeth’s womb,
bring the joy of salvation to all the earth:
Come and stay with us, Lord.
Jesus the Savior, the angel revealed your name to Joseph the just man,
come and save your people from their sins:
Come and stay with us, Lord.
Light of the world, for whom Simeon and all the just waited,
come and comfort us:
Come and stay with us, Lord.
O Rising Sun that never sets, Zechariah foretold that you would visit us from above,
come and shine on those who dwell in darkness and the shadow of death:
Come and stay with us, Lord.

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.

O God, who see how your people
faithfully await the feast of the Lord’s Nativity,
enable us, we pray,
to attain the joys of so great a salvation,
and to celebrate them always
with solemn worship and glad rejoicing.
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.

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