TRANSFIGURATION

Evening Prayer I

God, come to my assistance.
 - Lord, make haste to help me.
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. Alleluia.


HYMN   (Tune)
íTis good, Lord, to be here,
Thy glory fills the night;
Thy face and garments, like the sun,
Shine with unborrowed light.

íTis good, Lord, to be here,
Thy beauty to behold
Where Moses and Elijah stand,
Thy messengers of old.

Fulfiller of the past,
Promise of things to be,
We hail Thy body glorified
And our redemption see.

Before we taste of death,
We see Thy kingdom come;
We fain would hold the vision bright
And make this hill our home.

Or:

O nata lux de lumine,
Jesu redemptor saeculi,
dignare clemens supplicum
laudes preces que sumere.

Prae sole vultu flammeus,
ut nix amictu candidus,
in monte dignis testibus
tu paruisti conditor.

Vates alumnis abditos
novis vetustos conferens
utrisque te divinitus
deum dedisti credere.

Te vox paterna caelitus
suum vocavit filium,
quem nos fideli pectore
regem fatemur caelitum.

Qui carne quondam contegi
dignatus es pro perditis.
Nos membra confer effici
tui beati corporis.

Laudes tibi nos pangimus,
aeterne regum rex, deus,
qui trinus unus rector es
per cuncta regnans saecula. Amen.

O Jesus, Light of very Light,
Redeemer of our falllen race,
Receive our earnest prayers and praise,
Extend to us your mercy's grace.

You once were seen by chosen three
Upon the mount, your face aglow
With splendor to outshine the sun,
And garments bright as purest snow.

The three Apostles grew in faith
As this great vision they adored,
While prophets of the ancient Law
Bore witness to their God and Lord.

And then the Father's voice on high,
Proclaimed you as his Son most dear;
Our grateful hearts acclaim you King,
Our minds desire your words to hear.

You once consented for our sake,
Our lowly mortal state to bear
To raise us up, condemned by sin,
That we your life divine may share.

O God our Father, with the Son
And Spirit, ever reigning One,
Be present with us here below
That future glory we may know. Amen




PSALMODY

Antiphon 1: Jesus took his disciples and went up to the mountain, where he was transfigured before them, alleluia.

Psalm 113

Praise, O servants of the Lord,
praise the name of the Lord!
May the name of the Lord be blessed
both now and for evermore!
From the rising of the sun to its setting
praised be the name of the Lord!

High above all nations is the Lord,
above the heavens his glory.
Who is like the Lord, our God,
who has risen on high to his throne
yet stoops from the heights to look down,
to look down upon heaven and earth?

From the dust he lifts up the lowly,
from the dungheap he raises the poor
to set them in the company of princes,
yes, with the princes of his people.
To the childless wife he gives a home
and gladdens her heart with children. Glory...

Antiphon 1: Jesus took his disciples and went up to the mountain, where he was transfigured before them, alleluia.


Antiphon 2: Suddenly Moses and Elijah appeared before them and began talking with Jesus.

Psalm 117

O praise the Lord, all you nations,
acclaim him all you peoples!

Strong is his love for us;
he is faithful for ever. Glory...

Antiphon 2: Suddenly Moses and Elijah appeared before them and began talking with Jesus.


Antiphon 3: Lord, how good it is for us to be here: if you wish, Let us build three tents here, one for you, one for Moses and one for Elijah.

Canticle                      See Revelation 19:1-7

Alleluia.
Salvation, glory, and power to our God:
(R. Alleluia)
his judgments are honest and true.
R. Alleluia, (alleluia).

Alleluia.
Sing praise to our God, all you his servants,
(R. Alleluia)
all you who worship him, great and small.
R. Alleluia, (alleluia).

The Lord our all-powerful God is King;
(R. Alleluia)
let us rejoice, sing praise, and give him glory.
R. Alleluia, (alleluia).

The wedding feast of the Lamb has begun,
(R. Alleluia)
and his bride is prepared to welcome him.
R. Alleluia, (alleluia).

Antiphon 3: Lord, how good it is for us to be here: if you wish, Let us build three tents here, one for you, one for Moses and one for Elijah.


READING          Philippians 3:20-21
We have our citizenship in heaven, and from there we also await a savior, the Lord Jesus Christ. He will change our lowly body to conform with his glorified body by the power that enables him also to bring all things into subjection to himself.


RESPONSORY
You have appeared in glory before the Lord, alleluia, alleluia.
 -  You have appeared in glory before the Lord, alleluia, alleluia.
The Lord has clothed you in splendor.
 -  Alleluia, alleluia.
Glory to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit,
 - You have appeared in glory before the Lord, alleluia, alleluia.


MAGNIFICAT (Canticle of Mary)
Antiphon: Christ Jesus, you are the splendor of the Father and the perfect image of his being; you sustain all creation with your powerful word and cleanse us of all our sins. On this day, you were exalted in glory upon the high mountain.


INTERCESSIONS
In the presence of his disciples our Savior was wonderfully transfigured on Mount Tabor. Let us pray to him with confidence:

                     Lord, in your light may we see light.

O Christ, before your passion and death you revealed your resurrection to your disciples on Mount Tabor; we pray for your church which labors amid the cares and anxieties of this world,
- that in its trials may it always be transfigured by the joy of your victory.

O Christ, you took Peter, James and John and led them up a high mountain by themselves; we pray for all bishops, priest and deacons,
- that they may inspire in your people the hope of being transfigured at the last day.

O Christ, upon the mountaintop you let the light of your face shine over Moses and Elijah,
- we ask your blessing upon the Jewish people; of old you called them to be your chosen nation.

O Christ, you gave light to the world when the glory of the Creator arose over you,
- we pray for people of good will that they may walk in your light.

O Christ, you will reform our lowly body and make it like your glorious one,
- we pray for our brothers and sister who have died that they may share in your glory for ever.


Our Father…


COLLECT
O God, who in the glorious Transfiguration
of your Only Begotten Son
confirmed the mysteries of faith by the witness of the Fathers
and wonderfully prefigured our full adoption to sonship,
grant, we pray, to your servants,
that, listening to the voice of your beloved Son,
we may merit to become co-heirs with him.
Who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.


May the Lord bless us, protect us from all evil and bring us to everlasting life. Amen.


The English translation of Psalm Responses, Alleluia Verses, Gospel Verses from Lectionary for Mass © 1969, 1981, 1997, International Commission on English in the Liturgy Corporation (ICEL); the English translation of Antiphons, Invitatories, Responsories, Intercessions, Psalm 95, the Canticle of the Lamb, Psalm Prayers, Non-Biblical Readings from The Liturgy of the Hours © 1973, 1974, 1975, ICEL; excerpts from the English translation of The Roman Missal © 2010, ICEL. All rights reserved. Used with permission.



 
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