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

Liturgy of the Hours


  • Tuesday 30 June 2020

    Tuesday of week 13 in Ordinary Time 
    or The First Martyrs of the See of Rome 


    Morning Prayer (Lauds)


    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

    O Christ, the Light of heaven
    And of the world true Light,
    You come in all your radiance
    To cleave the web of night.

    May what is false within us
    Before your truth give way,
    That we may live untroubled,
    With quiet hearts this day.

    May steadfast faith sustain us,
    And hope made firm in you;
    The love that we have wasted,
    O God of love, renew.

    Blest Trinity we praise you
    In whom our quest will cease;
    Keep us with you for ever
    In happiness and peace.

    Stanbrook Abbey Hymnal

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    Psalm 23 (24)
    The Lord comes to his temple


    “The gates of heaven were opened to Christ because he was lifted up in the flesh” (St Irenaeus).

    The man with clean hands and pure heart will climb the mountain of the Lord.

    The Lord’s is the earth and its fullness,
    the world and all its peoples.
    It is he who set it on the seas;
    on the waters he made it firm.

    Who shall climb the mountain of the Lord?
    Who shall stand in his holy place?
    The man with clean hands and pure heart,
    who desires not worthless things,
    who has not sworn so as to deceive his neighbour.

    He shall receive blessings from the Lord
    and reward from the God who saves him.
    Such are the men who seek him,
    seek the face of the God of Jacob.

    O gates, lift high your heads;
    grow higher, ancient doors.
    Let him enter, the king of glory!

    Who is the king of glory?
    The Lord, the mighty, the valiant,
    the Lord, the valiant in war.

    O gates, lift high your heads;
    grow higher, ancient doors.
    Let him enter, the king of glory!

    Who is he, the king of glory?
    He, the Lord of armies,
    he is the king of glory.

    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 man with clean hands and pure heart will climb the mountain of the Lord.


    Psalm-prayer

    King of glory, Lord of power and might, cleanse our hearts from all sin, preserve the innocence of our hands, and keep our minds from vanity, so that we may deserve your blessing in your holy place.


    Or:

    Lord God, ruler and guide of heaven and earth, you gave Christ a share in our human race, made him a priest, and brought him into the temple of your glory. Make our intentions pure and selfless and give virtue to our thoughts, that the King of glory may enter our hearts and bring us rejoicing to your holy mountain.


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    Canticle
    Tobit 13
    God punishes and God saves


    “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! Because of his great love we have been born anew” (1 Peter 1:3).

    Praise the king of the ages in all your deeds.

    Blessed is God, who lives for ever,
    and blessed is his kingdom.
    For he afflicts, and he shows mercy;
    he leads down to Hades, and brings up again,
    and there is no one who can escape his hand.

    Acknowledge him before the nations, O sons of Israel;
    for he has scattered us among them.
    Make his greatness known there,
    and exalt him in the presence of all the living;
    because he is our Lord and God,
    he is our Father for ever.

    He will afflict us for our iniquities;
    and again he will show mercy,
    but see what he will do with you;
    give thanks to him with your full voice.
    Praise the Lord of righteousness,
    and exalt the King of the ages.

    I give him thanks in the land of my captivity,
    and I show his power and majesty to a nation of sinners.
    Turn back, you sinners, and do right before him:
    who knows if he will accept you and have mercy on you?

    I exalt my God;
    my soul exalts the King of heaven,
    and will rejoice in his majesty.
    Let all men speak,
    and give him thanks in Jerusalem.

    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.

    Praise the king of the ages in all your deeds.


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    Psalm 32 (33)
    The Lord provides


    “All things were made through him” (Jn 1:3).

    Praise is fitting for loyal hearts.

    Ring out your joy to the Lord, O you just;
    for praise is fitting for loyal hearts.

    Give thanks to the Lord upon the harp,
    with a ten-stringed harp sing him songs.
    O sing him a song that is new,
    play loudly, with all your skill.

    For the word of the Lord is faithful
    and all his works to be trusted.
    The Lord loves justice and right
    and fills the earth with his love.

    By his word the heavens were made,
    by the breath of his mouth all the stars.
    He collects the waves of the ocean;
    he stores up the depths of the sea.

    Let all the earth fear the Lord
    all who live in the world revere him.
    He spoke; and it came to be.
    He commanded; it sprang into being.

    He frustrates the designs of the nations,
    he defeats the plans of the peoples.
    His own designs shall stand for ever,
    the plans of his heart from age to age.

    They are happy, whose God is the Lord,
    the people he has chosen as his own.
    From the heavens the Lord looks forth,
    he sees all the children of men.

    From the place where he dwells he gazes
    on all the dwellers on the earth;
    he who shapes the hearts of them all;
    and considers all their deeds.

    A king is not saved by his army,
    nor a warrior preserved by his strength.
    A vain hope for safety is the horse;
    despite its power it cannot save.

    The Lord looks on those who revere him,
    on those who hope in his love,
    to rescue their souls from death,
    to keep them alive in famine.

    Our soul is waiting for the Lord.
    The Lord is our help and our shield.
    In him do our hearts find joy.
    We trust in his holy name.

    May your love be upon us, O Lord,
    as we place all our hope in you.

    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.

    Praise is fitting for loyal hearts.


    Psalm-prayer

    Nourish your people, Lord, for we hunger for your word. Rescue us from the death of sin and fill us with your mercy, that we may share your presence and the joys of all the saints.


    Or:

    Your Son is the firstborn of creation, Lord, and the head of his body, the Church. Through him you founded the heavens and earth; through him you continue to accomplish the intentions of your heart. Make your chosen people witnesses of your truth among the nations and heralds of your glory in the heavens.


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    Short Reading
    Romans 13:11,12-13

    You must wake up now: the night is almost over, it will be daylight soon. Let us give up all the things we prefer to do under cover of the dark; let us arm ourselves and appear in the light. Let us live decently as people do in the daytime.


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    Short Responsory

    My helper is my God; I will place my trust in him.
    – My helper is my God; I will place my trust in him.
    He is my refuge; he sets me free.
    – My helper is my God; I will place my trust in him.
    Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit.
    – My helper is my God; I will place my trust in him.


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    Canticle
    Benedictus
    The Messiah and the one who was sent before him

    The Lord has raised up a mighty saviour for us, as he promised through the lips of his prophets.

    Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel!
    He has visited his people and redeemed them.

    He has raised up for us a mighty saviour
    in the house of David his servant,
    as he promised by the lips of holy men,
    those who were his prophets from of old.

    A saviour who would free us from our foes,
    from the hands of all who hate us.
    So his love for our fathers is fulfilled
    and his holy covenant remembered.

    He swore to Abraham our father to grant us,
    that free from fear, and saved from the hands of our foes,
    we might serve him in holiness and justice
    all the days of our life in his presence.

    As for you, little child,
    you shall be called a prophet of God, the Most High.
    You shall go ahead of the Lord
    to prepare his ways before him,

    To make known to his people their salvation
    through forgiveness of all their sins,
    the loving-kindness of the heart of our God
    who visits us like the dawn from on high.

    He will give light to those in darkness,
    those who dwell in the shadow of death,
    and guide us into the way of peace.

    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 has raised up a mighty saviour for us, as he promised through the lips of his prophets.


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    Prayers and intercessions

    As Christians called to share the life of God, let us praise the Lord Jesus, the high priest of our faith.
    – You are our Saviour and our God.

    Almighty King, you have baptized us, and made us a royal priesthood:
    may we offer you a constant sacrifice of praise.
    – You are our Saviour and our God.

    Help us to keep your commandments;
    so that through your Holy Spirit we may dwell in you, and you in us.
    – You are our Saviour and our God.

    Everlasting Wisdom, come to us:
    dwell with us and work in us today.
    – You are our Saviour and our God.

    Help us to be considerate and kind;
    grant that we may bring joy, not pain, to those we meet.
    – You are our Saviour and our God.


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    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.


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    Look with favour on our morning prayer, Lord,
    and in your saving love
    let your light penetrate the hidden places of our hearts.
    May no sordid desires darken our minds,
    renewed and enlightened as we are by your heavenly grace.
    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.
    Amen.


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    The Lord bless us, and keep us from all evil, and bring us to everlasting life.
    Amen.


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