Evening Prayer

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.

Antiphon: Alleluia, come, let us worship the Lord, the King of Apostles, alleluia.

O gracious light,
pure brightness of the everliving Father in heaven,
O Jesus Christ, holy and blessed!
Now as we come to the setting of the sun,
and our eyes behold the vesper light,
we sing your praises, O God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
You are worthy at all times to be praised by happy voices,
O Son of God, O Giver of Life,
and to be glorified through all the worlds.

Antiphon: Alleluia, come, let us worship the Lord, the King of Apostles, alleluia.

Captator olim piscium,
iam nunc piscator hominum,
tuis, Andrea, retibus
mundi nos rape fluctibus.

Germanus Petri corpore
nec mortis dispar ordine;
quos una caro genuit,
crux caelo fratres edidit.

O germen venerabile,
o par corona gloriae!
Ecclesiae patres pii
crucis sunt aeque filii.

Ad Iesum fratri praevius
indexque vitae strenuus,
et nobis esto miseris
beati dux itineris.

Fratris comes egregius,
Ecclesias impensius
da caritate exercitas
pastori Petro subditas.

Vir Christo dilectissime,
amore fac nos currere,
ut laeti adepti patriam
Deo canamus gloriam
The fisherman that you had been
Became a fisherman of men
In your nets, Andrew, seize and save
Your people from the worldly wave.

St. Peter's brother, by his side
In living flesh, and crucified.
One mother's womb bore these two men
And now in highest heav'n they reign.

O shoot and offspring of renown!
How equal in your glorious crown!
The Church's fathers, faithful ones,
And Christ's own cross's faithful sons.

Your brother's path to life you laid.
You showed the place where Jesus stayed.
So Andrew, with us always bide:
Our happy journey's blessed guide.

And more and more, O brother rare,
Arouse the churches everywhere
To love and serve obediently
Within St. Peter's ministry.

Make us, O Christ's beloved one,
Like you, the way of love to run,
That joy attaining, we may sing
In glory songs to God our King.

Text: Saint Peter Damian; Translator: Kathleen Pluth; Melody: Creator of the Stars of Night or Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow L.M.

Christ gave apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers in roles of service for the faithful to build up the body of Christ, till we become one in faith and in the knowledge of God's Son, and form that perfect man who is Christ come to full stature. - Ephesians 4:13


Antiphon: The Lord saw Peter and Andrew; he called them to follow him.

Psalm 116 B    
Dilexi, quoniam
I believed, even when I said,
"I have been brought very low." *
     In my distress I said, "No one can be trusted."
How shall I repay the LORD *
     for all the good things he has done for me?
I will lift up the cup of salvation *
     and call upon the Name of the LORD.
I will fulfill my vows to the LORD *
     in the presence of all his people.
Precious in the sight of the LORD *
     is the death of his servants.
O LORD, I am your servant; *
     I am your servant and the child of your handmaid;
     you have freed me from my bonds.
I will offer you the sacrifice of thanksgiving *
     and call upon the Name of the LORD.
I will fulfill my vows to the LORD *
     in the presence of all his people,
In the courts of the LORD's house, *
     in the midst of you, O Jerusalem.
Antiphon: The Lord saw Peter and Andrew; he called them to follow him.

Antiphon: Come follow me, said the Lord. I will make you fishers of men.

Psalm 96    
Cantate Domino
Sing to the LORD a new song; *
     sing to the LORD, all the whole earth.
Sing to the LORD and bless his Name; *
     proclaim the good news of his salvation from day to day.
Declare his glory among the nations *
     and his wonders among all peoples.
For great is the LORD and greatly to be praised; *
     he is more to be feared than all gods.
As for all the gods of the nations, they are but idols; *
     but it is the LORD who made the heavens.
Oh, the majesty and magnificence of his presence! *
     Oh, the power and the splendor of his sanctuary!
Ascribe to the LORD, you families of the peoples; *
     ascribe to the LORD honor and power.
Ascribe to the LORD the honor due his Name; *
     bring offerings and come into his courts.
Worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness; *
     let the whole earth tremble before him.
Tell it out among the nations: "The LORD is King! *
     he has made the world so firm that it cannot be moved;
     he will judge the peoples with equity."
Let the heavens rejoice, and let the earth be glad;
let the sea thunder and all that is in it; *
     let the field be joyful and all that is therein.
Then shall all the trees of the wood shout for joy
before the LORD when he comes, *
     when he comes to judge the earth.
He will judge the world with righteousness *
     and the peoples with his truth.
Antiphon: Come follow me, said the Lord. I will make you fishers of men.

Antiphon: They left their nets to follow Christ, their Lord and Redeemer.

Psalm 100    
Jubilate Deo
Be joyful in the LORD, all you lands; *
     serve the LORD with gladness
     and come before his presence with a song.
Know this: The LORD himself is God; *
     he himself has made us, and we are his;
     we are his people and the sheep of his pasture.
Enter his gates with thanksgiving;
go into his courts with praise; *
     give thanks to him and call upon his Name.
For the LORD is good;
his mercy is everlasting; *
     and his faithfulness endures from age to age.
Antiphon: They left their nets to follow Christ, their Lord and Redeemer.

FIRST READING          Isaiah 55:1-5
Ho, everyone who thirsts,
   come to the waters;
and you that have no money,
   come, buy and eat!
Come, buy wine and milk
   without money and without price.
Why do you spend your money for that which is not bread,
   and your labour for that which does not satisfy?
Listen carefully to me, and eat what is good,
   and delight yourselves in rich food.
Incline your ear, and come to me;
   listen, so that you may live.
I will make with you an everlasting covenant,
   my steadfast, sure love for David.
See, I made him a witness to the peoples,
   a leader and commander for the peoples.
See, you shall call nations that you do not know,
   and nations that do not know you shall run to you,
because of the Lord your God, the Holy One of Israel,
   for he has glorified you.

Song of the Three Young Men           Benedictus es, Domine
Glory to you, Lord God of our fathers; *
 you are worthy of praise; glory to you.
Glory to you for the radiance of your holy Name; *
 we will praise you and highly exalt you for ever.
Glory to you in the splendor of your temple; *
 on the throne of your majesty, glory to you.
Glory to you, seated between the Cherubim; *
 we will praise you and highly exalt you for ever.
Glory to you, beholding the depths; *
 in the high vault of heaven, glory to you.
Glory to you, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit; *
 we will praise you and highly exalt you for ever.

SECOND READING          John 1:35-42
The next day John again was standing with two of his disciples, and as he watched Jesus walk by, he exclaimed, 'Look, here is the Lamb of God!' The two disciples heard him say this, and they followed Jesus. When Jesus turned and saw them following, he said to them, 'What are you looking for?' They said to him, 'Rabbi' (which translated means Teacher), 'where are you staying?' He said to them, 'Come and see.' They came and saw where he was staying, and they remained with him that day. It was about four o'clock in the afternoon. One of the two who heard John speak and followed him was Andrew, Simon Peter's brother. He first found his brother Simon and said to him, 'We have found the Messiah' (which is translated Anointed). He brought Simon to Jesus, who looked at him and said, 'You are Simon son of John. You are to be called Cephas' (which is translated Peter)

Tell all the nations how glorious God is.
  - Tell all the nations how glorious God is.
Make known his wonders to every people
  - how glorious God is.
Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit,
  - Tell all the nations how glorious God is.

MAGNIFICAT (Canticle of Mary)          Luke 1:46-55

Antiphon: Andrew served Christ and loyally preached the Gospel; with his bother Peter, he laid down his life for God.  


My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord,
my spirit rejoices in God my Savior; *
for he has looked with favor on his lowly servant.
From this day all generations will call me blessed: *
the Almighty has done great things for me,
and holy is his Name.
He has mercy on those who fear him *
in every generation.
He has shown the strength of his arm, *
he has scattered the proud in their conceit.
He has cast down the mighty from their thrones, *
and has lifted up the lowly.
He has filled the hungry with good things, *
and the rich he has sent away empty.
He has come to the help of his servant Israel, *
for he has remembered his promise of mercy,
The promise he made to our fathers, *
to Abraham and his children for ever.
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.

Magnificat anima mea Dominum
et exultavit spiritus meus in Deo salutari meo
quia respexit humilitatem ancillae
suae ecce enim ex hoc beatam me dicent omnes generationes
quia fecit mihi magna qui potens est
et sanctum nomen eius
et misericordia eius in progenies
et progenies timentibus eum
fecit potentiam in brachio
suo dispersit superbos mente cordis sui
deposuit potentes de sede
et exaltavit humiles
esurientes implevit bonis
et divites dimisit inanes
suscepit Israhel
puerum suum memorari misericordiae
sicut locutus est ad patres nostros
Abraham et semini eius in saecula
Gloria Patri et Filio et Spiritui Sancto
Sicut erat in principio et nunc et semper et in saecula saeculorum.

Antiphon: Andrew served Christ and loyally preached the Gospel; with his bother Peter, he laid down his life for God.

Andrew, first-called of the Apostles
and brother of the foremost disciple,
entreat the Master of all
to grant peace to the world
and to our souls great mercy.

My brothers and sisters, we build on the foundation of the Apostles. Let us pray to our almighty Father for his holy people and say:

                                          Be mindful of your Church, O Lord.

Father, you wanted your Son to be seen first by the apostles
after the resurrection from the dead.
- We ask you to make us his witnesses to the farthest corners of the world.
You sent your Son to preach your good news to the poor,
- help us to preach this Gospel to every creature.
You sent your Son to sow the seed of unending life,
- grant that we who work at sowing the seed may share the joy of the harvest.
You sent your Son to reconcile all to you through his blood,
- help us all to work toward achieving this reconciliation.
Your Son sits at your right hand in heaven,
- Let the dead enter your kingdom of joy.

Let us praise Andrew, the herald of God,
the namesake of courage,
the first-called of the Savior's disciples
and the brother of Peter.
As he once called to his brother, he now cries out to us:
"Come, for we have found the One whom the world desires!"

Almighty God,
who gave such grace to your apostle Andrew
that he readily obeyed the call of your Son Jesus Christ,
and brought his brother with him:
Give us, who are called by your Holy Word,
grace to follow him without delay,
and to bring those near to us into his gracious presence;
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever. Amen.

We humbly implore your majesty, O Lord,
that, just as the blessed Apostle Andrew
was for your Church a preacher and pastor,
so he may be for us a constant intercessor before you.
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 God, who has granted us
to stand firm on apostolic foundations,
graciously bless us through the glorious merits
of the holy Apostle Andrew. Amen.


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