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

Liturgy of the Hours


  • Sunday 2 August 2020

    18th 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 22 (23)
    The good shepherd


    “The Lamb is their king, who leads them to the source of the water of life” (Rev 7:17).

    Fresh and green are the pastures where the Lord gives me repose, alleluia.

    The Lord is my shepherd;
    there is nothing I shall want.
    Fresh and green are the pastures
    where he gives me repose.
    Near restful waters he leads me,
    to revive my drooping spirit.

    He guides me along the right path;
    he is true to his name.
    If I should walk in the valley of darkness
    no evil would I fear.
    You are there with your crook and your staff;
    with these you give me comfort.

    You have prepared a banquet for me
    in the sight of my foes.
    My head you have anointed with oil;
    my cup is overflowing.

    Surely goodness and kindness shall follow me
    all the days of my life.
    In the Lord’s own house shall I dwell
    for ever and 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.

    Fresh and green are the pastures where the Lord gives me repose, alleluia.


    Psalm-prayer

    Lord Jesus Christ, shepherd of your Church, you give us new birth in the waters of baptism, you anoint us with saving oil, and you call us to salvation at your table. Dispel the terrors of death and the darkness of error. Lead your people along safe paths, that they may rest securely in you and live for ever in your Father’s house.


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    Psalm 75 (76)
    Thanksgiving after victory


    “They will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven” (Mt 24:30).

    In Israel the name of the Lord is great, alleluia.

    God is made known in Judah;
    in Israel his name is great.
    He set up his tent in Jerusalem
    and his dwelling place in Sion.
    It was there he broke the flashing arrows,
    the shield, the sword, the armour.

    You, O Lord, are resplendent,
    more majestic than the everlasting mountains.
    The warriors, despoiled, slept in death;
    the hands of the soldiers were powerless.
    At your threat, O God of Jacob,
    horse and rider lay stunned.

    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.

    In Israel the name of the Lord is great, alleluia.


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    Psalm 75 (76)

    The earth in terror was still when God arose to judge, alleluia.

    You, you alone, strike terror.
    Who shall stand when your anger is roused?
    You uttered your sentence from the heavens;
    the earth in terror was still
    when God arose to judge,
    to save the humble of the earth.

    Men’s anger will serve to praise you;
    its survivors surround you in joy.
    Make vows to your God and fulfil them.
    Let all pay tribute to him who strikes terror,
    who cuts short the breath of princes,
    who strikes terror in the kings of the earth.

    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 earth in terror was still when God arose to judge, alleluia.


    Psalm-prayer

    Your power is awesome, Father, and wonderful is your holiness. In your presence the earth both trembles and stands still, for you shattered death’s power by the cross. Rise to help your people: give your light, and grant salvation to the meek of the earth, that they may praise your name in heaven.


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    Short Reading
    2 Corinthians 1:21-22

    Remember it is God himself who assures us all, and you, of our standing in Christ, and has anointed us, marking us with his seal and giving us the pledge, the Spirit, that we carry in our hearts.


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    ℣. The Lord is my light and my help.
    ℟. He is the protector of my life.


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    Let us pray.

    We recognize with joy
    that you, Lord, created us,
    and that you guide us by your providence.
    In your unfailing kindness, support us in our prayer:
    renew your life within us,
    guard it and make it bear fruit for eternity.
    Through Christ our Lord.
    Amen.


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


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