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Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

Liturgy of the Hours


  • Tuesday 7 January 2020

    Tuesday after Epiphany Sunday


    Midday Prayer (Sext)


    Introduction (without Invitatory)

    If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead.


    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.


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    Hymn

    Lord God and Maker of all things,
    Creation is upheld by you.
    While all must change and know decay,
    You are unchanging, always new.

    You are man’s solace and his shield,
    His Rock secure on which to build.
    You are the spirit’s tranquil home,
    In you alone is hope fulfilled.

    To God the Father and the Son
    And Holy Spirit render praise:
    Blest Trinity, from age to age
    The strength of all our living days.

    Stanbrook Abbey Hymnal

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    COMPLEMENTARY PSALMS

    Here are the complementary psalms. Your current settings have the psalms of the day at Mid-Morning Prayer (Terce).


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    Psalm 122 (123)
    The Lord guards his people


    “The two blind men cried out, ‘Lord, have pity on us, Son of David’” (Mt 20:30).

    Christ came and preached peace to you who were far off, and peace to you who were near.

    To yóu have I lífted up my éyes, *
        you who dwéll in the héavens;
    my éyes, like the éyes of sláves *
        on the hánd of their lórds.

    Líke the éyes of a sérvant *
        on the hánd of her místress,
    so our éyes are on the Lórd our Gód *
        till he shów us his mércy.

    Have mércy on us, Lórd, have mércy. *
        We are fílled with contémpt.
    Indéed all too fúll is our sóul †
        with the scórn of the rích, *
        with the próud man’s disdáin.

    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.


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    Psalm 123 (124)
    Our help is in the name of the Lord


    “The Lord said to Paul, ‘Do not fear; for I am with you’” (Acts 18:9,10).

    ‘If the Lórd had not béen on our síde,’ *
        this is Ísrael’s sóng.
    ‘If the Lórd had not béen on our síde *
        when mén rose up agáinst us,
    thén would they have swállowed us alíve *
        when their ánger was kíndled.

    ‘Thén would the wáters have engúlfed us, *
        the tórrent gone óver us;
    óver our héad would have swépt *
        the ráging wáters.’

    Bléssed be the Lórd who did not gíve us *
        a préy to their téeth!
    Our lífe, like a bírd, has escáped *
        from the snáre of the fówler.

    Indéed the snáre has been bróken *
        and wé have escáped.
    Our hélp is in the náme of the Lórd, *
        who made héaven and éarth.

    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.


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    Psalm 124 (125)
    The Lord guards his people


    “Peace to the Israel of God” (Gal 6:16).

    Thóse who put their trúst in the Lórd †
        are like Mount Síon, that cánnot be sháken, *
        that stánds for éver.

    Jerúsalem! The móuntains surróund her, †
        so the Lórd surróunds his péople *
        both nów and for éver.

    For the scéptre of the wícked shall not rést *
        over the lánd of the júst
    for féar that the hánds of the júst *
        should túrn to évil.

    Do góod, Lord, to thóse who are góod, *
        to the úpright of héart;
    but the cróoked and thóse who do évil, *
        dríve them awáy!
    On Ísrael, péace!

    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.

    Christ came and preached peace to you who were far off, and peace to you who were near.


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    Short Reading
    Isaiah 48:20

    Declare this with cries of joy and proclaim it, send it out to the ends of the earth. Say, ‘The Lord has redeemed his servant Jacob.’


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    ℣. All the peoples have seen your Holy One.
    ℟. All the kings have seen your glory.


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    Let us pray.

    God, our Father,
        when your Only-Begotten Son revealed himself in flesh and blood,
        we came to know him as our fellow-man.
    May he transform us inwardly until we bear his likeness,
    who lives and reigns for ever and ever.
    Amen.


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    Let us praise the Lord.
    – Thanks be to God.


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