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

Liturgy of the Hours


  • Sunday 28 June 2020

    13th Sunday in Ordinary Time


    Afternoon Prayer (None)


    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

    Eternal Father, loving God,
    Who made us from the dust of earth,
    Transform us by the Spirit’s grace,
    Give value to our little worth.

    Prepare us for that day of days
    When Christ from heaven will come with might
    To call us out of dust again,
    Our bodies glorified in light.

    O Godhead, here untouched, unseen,
    All things created bear your trace;
    The seed of glory sown in man
    Will flower when we see your face.

    Stanbrook Abbey Hymnal

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    PSALMS OF THE DAY

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    Psalm 117 (118)
    A cry of rejoicing and triumph


    “This is the stone which was rejected by you builders, but which has become the cornerstone” (Acts 4:11).

    It is good to find refuge in the Lord: his love endures for ever, alleluia.

    Give thanks to the Lord for he is good,
    for his love endures for ever.

    Let the sons of Israel say:
    ‘His love endures for ever.’
    Let the sons of Aaron say:
    ‘His love endures for ever.’
    Let those who fear the Lord say:
    ‘His love endures for ever.’

    I called to the Lord in my distress;
    he answered and freed me.
    The Lord is at my side; I do not fear.
    What can man do against me?
    The Lord is at my side as my helper;
    I shall look down on my foes.

    It is better to take refuge in the Lord
    than to trust in men;
    it is better to take refuge in the Lord
    than to trust in princes.

    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.

    It is good to find refuge in the Lord: his love endures for ever, alleluia.


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    Psalm 117 (118)

    The Lord is my strength and my song, alleluia.

    The nations all encompassed me;
    in the Lord’s name I crushed them.

    They compassed me, compassed me about;
    in the Lord’s name I crushed them.

    They compassed me about like bees;
    they blazed like a fire among thorns.
    In the Lord’s name I crushed them.

    I was hard-pressed and was falling,
    but the Lord came to help me.
    The Lord is my strength and my song;
    he is my saviour.
    There are shouts of joy and victory
    in the tents of the just.

    The Lord’s right hand has triumphed;
    his right hand raised me.
    The Lord’s right hand has triumphed;
    I shall not die, I shall live
    and recount his deeds.
    I was punished, I was punished by the Lord,
    but not doomed to die.

    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 Lord is my strength and my song, alleluia.


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    Psalm 117 (118)

    I will praise you, Lord, for you have answered me, alleluia.

    Open to me the gates of holiness:
    I will enter and give thanks.
    This is the Lord’s own gate
    where the just may enter.
    I will thank you for you have answered
    and you are my saviour.

    The stone which the builders rejected
    has become the corner stone.
    This is the work of the Lord,
    a marvel in our eyes.
    This day was made by the Lord;
    we rejoice and are glad.

    O Lord, grant us salvation;
    O Lord, grant success.
    Blessed in the name of the Lord
    is he who comes.
    We bless you from the house of the Lord;
    the Lord God is our light.

    Go forward in procession with branches
    even to the altar.
    You are my God, I thank you.
    My God, I praise you.
    Give thanks to the Lord for he is good;
    for his love endures 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 will praise you, Lord, for you have answered me, alleluia.


    Psalm-prayer

    Lord God, you have given us the great day of rejoicing: Jesus Christ, the stone rejected by the builders, has become the cornerstone of the Church, our spiritual home. Shed upon your Church the rays of your glory, that she may be seen as the gate of salvation open to all nations. Let cries of joy and exultation ring out from her tents, to celebrate the wonder of Christ’s resurrection.


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    Short Reading
    (Galatians 6:9-10)

    We must never get tired of doing good, and then we shall get our harvest at the proper time. While we have the chance, we must do good to all, and especially to our brothers in the faith.


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    ℣. I called with all my heart: Lord, hear me.
    ℟. I will keep your commandments.


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    Let us pray.

    Lord God,
    since by the adoption of grace
    you have made us children of light,
    do not let false doctrine darken our minds,
    but grant that your light may shine within us
    and we may always live in the brightness of truth.
    Through Christ our Lord.
    Amen.


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


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