TRANSFIGURATION
August 6
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Evening Prayer II




O God, come to my assistance.
O 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 forever. Amen.


HYMN

'Tis good, Lord, to be here,
Thy glory fills the night;
Thy face and garments, like the sun,
Shine with unborrowed light.

'Tis 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.
Melody: Narenza S.M.; Music: Melody in Leisentritt's Catholicum Hymnologium Germanicumm 1584; Text J.A. Robinson, 1858-1933

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

Ant. 1: Jesus took Peter, James and and his brother John and led them up to a high mountain where they could be alone, and he was transfigured before them, alleluia.

Psalm 110:1-5,7
The Messiah, king and priest
Christ's reign will last until all his enemies are made subject to him (1 Corinthians 15:25)

The Lord's revelation to my Master:
"Sit on my right:
your foes I will put beneath your feet."
The Lord will yield from Zion
your scepter of power:
rule in the midst of all your foes.

A prince from the day of your birth
on the holy mountains;
from the womb before the dawn I begot you.

The Lord has sworn an oath he will not change.
"You are a priest for ever,
a priest like Melchizedeck of old."

The Master standing at your right hand
will shatter kings in the day of his wrath.

He shall drink from the stream by the wayside
and therefore he shall lift up his head. Glory...

Antiphon 1: Jesus took Peter, James and and his brother John and led them up to a high mountain where they could be alone, and he was transfigured before them, alleluia.


Antiphon 2: A bright cloud overshadowed them and suddenly a voice spoke from the cloud: this is my beloved son in whom I am well pleased; listen to him, alleluia.

Psalm 121    
Guardian of his people
Never again will they hunger and thirst, never again know scorching heat (Revelation 7:16)

I lift up my eyes to the mountains;
from where shall come my help?
My help shall come from the Lord
who made heaven and earth.

May he never allow you to stumble!
Let him sleep not, your guard.
No, he sleeps not nor slumbers,
Israel's guard.

The Lord is your guard and your shade;
at your right side he stands.
By day the sun shall not smite you
nor the moon in the night.

The Lord will guard you from evil,
he will guard your soul.
The Lord will guard your going and coming
both now and for ever.  Glory...

Antiphon 2: A bright cloud overshadowed them and suddenly a voice spoke from the cloud: this is my beloved son in whom I am well pleased; listen to him, alleluia.


Antiphon 3: As they came down from the mountain Jesus commanded them: Tell no one of the vision until the Son of Man has risen from the dead, alleluia.

Canticle  - See Timothy 1 3:16
The mystery and glory of Christ

R. Praise the Lord, all you nations.

Christ manifested in the flesh,
Christ justified in the Spirit.

R. Praise the Lord, all you nations.

Christ contemplated by the angels,
Christ proclaimed by the unbelievers.

R. Praise the Lord, all you nations.

Christ believed in throughout the world,
Christ exalted in glory.

R. Praise the Lord, all you nations.

Antiphon 3: As they came down from the mountain Jesus commanded them: Tell no one of the vision until the Son of Man has risen from the dead, alleluia.


READING          Romans 8:16-17
The Spirit itself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs, heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ, if only we suffer with him so that we may also be glorified with him.


RESPONSORY
Beauty and wealth surround him, alleluia, alleluia.
- Beauty and wealth surround him, alleluia, alleluia.
Richness and splendor adorn his holy place.
- Alleluia, alleluia.
Glory to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit.
- Beauty and wealth surround him, alleluia, alleluia.


MAGNIFICAT (Canticle of Mary)
Antiphon: When they heard the voice from the cloud, the disciples fell on their faces, overcome with fear; Jesus came up to them, touched them and said: Stand up. Do not be afraid.


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.





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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