Evening Prayer II
The Feast of All Saints
November 1
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Deus in adjutorium meum intende,
Domine ad adjuvandum me festina

Holy God, Holy and Mighty, Holy Immortal One,
Have mercy on us
Agios o Theos, Agios ischyros, Agios athanatos,
eleison imas.
Sanctus Deus, Sanctus Fortis, Sanctus Immortalis,
miserere nobis


HYMN

 CHRISTE, redemptor omnium,
conserva tuos famulos,
beatae semper Virginis
placatus sanctis precibus.

Beata quoque agmina
caelestium spirituum,
praeterita, praesentia,
futura mala pellite.

Vates aeterni iudicis
apostolique Domini,
suppliciter exposcimus
salvari vestris precibus.

Martyres Dei incliti
confessoresque lucidi,
vestris orationibus
nos ferte in caelestibus.

Chori sanctarum virginum
monachorumque omnium,
simul cum sanctis omnibus
consortes Christi facite.

Sit Trinitati gloria,
vestrasque voces iungite
ut illi laudes debitas
persolvamus alacriter. Amen.

Most dear Redeemer of us all,
Protect your servants in their need,
Accept the Blessed Virgin's prayers,
Who deigns for us to intercede.

All choirs of holy Angels too,
Who praise our God both night and day,
Both past and present woes dispel,
All future evils keep away.

Great prophets of the Judge supreme,
And keen Apostles of our Lord,
We humbly beg the pow'rful aid
Your intercession will afford.

All martyrs for God's holy Name,
Who gloried in Christ's death to share,
And those whose lives have honored him,
Bring us to heaven by your prayer.

All monks and nuns who reap in joy
The fruits of ardent toil and praise,
Help us to earn our sight of God
With contemplation's purest gaze.

Give glory to the Trinity
And join your voices to our own,
That fittingly our eager praise
May mount before God's holy throne, Amen.






READING      2 Cor. 6:16b; 7:1
For you are the temple of the living God, just as God has said:

“I will dwell in them and walk among them,
I will be their God,
and they shall be My people.”

Since we have these promises, beloved, let us purify ourselves from every defilement of flesh and spirit, and in the fear of God strive to fulfill our consecration perfectly.


PSALMODY


Antiphon: I saw a vast crowd of countless numbers from every nation, standing before the throne.

1
Hallelujah!
Praise the LORD from the heavens; *
     praise him in the heights.
2
Praise him, all you angels of his; *
     praise him, all his host.
3
Praise him, sun and moon; *
     praise him, all you shining stars.
4
Praise him, heaven of heavens, *
     and you waters above the heavens.
5
Let them praise the Name of the LORD; *
     for he commanded, and they were created.
6
He made them stand fast for ever and ever; *
     he gave them a law which shall not pass away.
7
Praise the LORD from the earth, *
     you sea-monsters and all deeps;
8
Fire and hail, snow and fog, *
     tempestuous wind, doing his will;
9
Mountains and all hills, *
     fruit trees and all cedars;
10
Wild beasts and all cattle, *
     creeping things and winged birds;
11
Kings of the earth and all peoples, *
     princes and all rulers of the world;
12
Young men and maidens, *
     old and young together.
13
Let them praise the Name of the LORD, *
     for his Name only is exalted,
     his splendor is over earth and heaven.
14
He has raised up strength for his people
and praise for all his loyal servants, *
     the children of Israel, a people who are near him.
     Hallelujah!


Antiphon: I saw a vast crowd of countless numbers from every nation, standing before the throne.



Antiphon: God tried them and found them worthy of himself; they shall receive a crown of glory from the Lord.


    Psalm 149    
    Cantate Domino
1
Hallelujah!
Sing to the LORD a new song; *
     sing his praise in the congregation of the faithful.
2
Let Israel rejoice in his Maker; *
     let the children of Zion be joyful in their King.
3
Let them praise his Name in the dance; *
     let them sing praise to him with timbrel and harp.
4
For the LORD takes pleasure in his people *
     and adorns the poor with victory.
5
Let the faithful rejoice in triumph; *
     let them be joyful on their beds.
6
Let the praises of God be in their throat *
     and a two-edged sword in their hand;
7
To wreak vengeance on the nations *
     and punishment on the peoples;
8
To bind their kings in chains *
     and their nobles with links of iron;
9
To inflict on them the judgment decreed; *
     this is glory for all his faithful people.
     Hallelujah!
Antiphon: God tried them and found them worthy of himself; they shall receive a crown of glory from the Lord.



Antiphon:By your own blood, Lord, you brought us back to God; from every tribe, and tongue, and people, and nation, you made us a kingdom for our God.


    Psalm 150    
    Laudate Domi
1
Hallelujah!
Praise God in his holy temple; *
     praise him in the firmament of his power.
2
Praise him for his mighty acts; *
     praise him for his excellent greatness.
3
Praise him with the blast of the ram's-horn; *
     Praise him with lyre and harp.
4
Praise him with timbrel and dance; *
     praise him with strings and pipe.
5
Praise him with resounding cymbals; *
     praise him with loud-clanging cymbals.
6
Let everything that has breath *
     praise the Lord.
     Hallelujah!
Antiphon:By your own blood, Lord, you brought us back to God; from every tribe, and tongue, and people, and nation, you made us a kingdom for our God.

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.

First Reading
Wisdom 5:1-5,14-16


Then the righteous will stand with great confidence
in the presence of those who have oppressed them
and those who make light of their labours.
When the unrighteous see them, they will be shaken with dreadful fear,
and they will be amazed at the unexpected salvation of the righteous.
They will speak to one another in repentance,
and in anguish of spirit they will groan, and say,
"These are persons whom we once held in derision
and made a byword of reproach--fools that we were!
We thought that their lives were madness
and that their end was without honour.
Why have they been numbered among the children of God?
And why is their lot among the saints?
Because the hope of the ungodly is like thistledown carried by the wind,
and like a light frost driven away by a storm;
it is dispersed like smoke before the wind,
and it passes like the remembrance of a guest who stays but a day.
But the righteous live for ever,
and their reward is with the Lord;
the Most High takes care of them.
Therefore they will receive a glorious crown
and a beautiful diadem from the hand of the Lord,
because with his right hand he will cover them,
and with his arm he will shield them.


Song of the Three Young Men  Benedicite, omnia opera Domini


Invocation

Glorify the Lord, all you works of the Lord, *
 praise him and highly exalt him for ever.

In the firmament of his power, glorify the Lord, *
 praise him and highly exalt him for ever.


I  The Cosmic Order

Glorify the Lord, you angels and all powers of the Lord, *
 O heavens and all waters above the heavens.

Sun and moon and stars of the sky, glorify the Lord, *
 praise him and highly exalt him for ever.

Glorify the Lord, every shower of rain and fall of dew, *
 all winds and fire and heat.

Winter and Summer, glorify the Lord, *
 praise him and highly exalt him for ever.

Glorify the Lord, O chill and cold, *
 drops of dew and flakes of snow

Frost and cold, ice and sleet, glorify the Lord, *
 praise him and highly exalt him for ever.

Glorify the Lord, O nights and days, *
 O shining light and enfolding dark.

Storm clouds and thunderbolts, glorify the Lord, *
 praise him and highly exalt him for ever.

II  The Earth and its Creatures

Let the earth glorify the Lord, *
 praise him and highly exalt him for ever.

Glorify the Lord, O mountains and hills,
and all that grows upon the earth, *
 praise him and highly exalt him for ever.

Glorify the Lord, O springs of water, seas, and streams, *
 O whales and all that move in the waters.

All birds of the air, glorify the Lord, *
 praise him and highly exalt him for ever.

Glorify the Lord, O beasts of the wild, *
 and all you flocks and herds.

O men and women everywhere, glorify the Lord, *
 praise him and highly exalt him for ever.


III  The People of God

Let the people of God glorify the Lord, *
 praise him and highly exalt him for ever.

Glorify the Lord, O priests and servants of the Lord, *
 praise him and highly exalt him for ever.

Glorify the Lord, O spirits and souls of the righteous, *
 praise him and highly exalt him for ever.

You that are holy and humble of heart, glorify the Lord, *
 praise him and highly exalt him for ever.

Doxology

Let us glorify the Lord:  Father, Son, and Holy Spirit; *
 praise him and highly exalt him for ever.

In the firmament of his power, glorify the Lord, *
 praise him and highly exalt him for ever.
 

Second Reading

Revelation 21:1-4,22-22:5

Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more. And I saw the holy city, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, 'See, the home of God is among mortals. He will dwell with them as their God; they will be his peoples, and God himself will be with them; he will wipe every tear from their eyes. Death will be no more; mourning and crying and pain will be no more, for the first things have passed away.' I saw no temple in the city, for its temple is the Lord God the Almighty and the Lamb. And the city has no need of sun or moon to shine on it, for the glory of God is its light, and its lamp is the Lamb. The nations will walk by its light, and the kings of the earth will bring their glory into it. Its gates will never be shut by day—and there will be no night there. People will bring into it the glory and the honor of the nations. But nothing unclean will enter it, nor anyone who practices abomination or falsehood, but only those who are written in the Lamb's book of life.

Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, bright as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb through the middle of the street of the city. On either side of the river is the tree of life with its twelve kinds of fruit, producing its fruit each month; and the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations. Nothing accursed will be found there any more. But the throne of God and of the Lamb will be in it, and his servants will worship him; they will see his face, and his name will be on their foreheads. And there will be no more night; they need no light of lamp or sun, for the Lord God will be their light, and they will reign forever and ever.





RESPONSORY
Let the saints rejoice in the Lord.
  -  Let the saints rejoice in the Lord.

God has chosen you as his own;
  -  rejoice in the Lord.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit,
  -  Let the saints rejoice in the Lord.


MAGNIFICAT (Canticle of Mary)
Antiphon: How glorious is that kingdom where all the saints rejoice with Christ; clothed in white robes, they follow the Lamb wherever he goes.


INTERCESSIONS
God is the reward of all the saints. Let us joyfully call upon him:

                       Lord, save your people.

O God, through your Son Jesus Christ you built your Church on the foundation of the apostles,
- keep their teaching secure among your faithful people.

You made the martyrs powerful witnesses even to the point of giving up their lives,
- help all Christians to give faithful witness to your Son.

You gave holy virgins the gift of imitating the virginity of Christ,
- may those consecrated to virginity be steadfast witnesses to the coming of your kingdom.

Your saints now see you face to face,
- keep alive in our hearts the hope of coming at last into your presence.

Bring all who have died into the company of heaven with Mary, Joseph and all your saints,
- and give us also a place in the unending fellowship of your kingdom.


Our Father…


COLLECT
Almighty ever-living God,
by whose gift we venerate in one celebration
the merits of all the Saints,
bestow on us, we pray,
through the prayers of so many intercessors,
an abundance of the reconciliation with you
for which we earnestly long.
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.


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


 
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