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Tuesday Evening

 

Following Eleventh Sunday After Pentecost

 
 

Part 1. From the Roman Breviary and Roman Missal

 

Opening

 

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

Halleluia.

 

Acclamations For Reflection

 

In Time After Pentecost the morning reflections are beautiful proclamations from the Bible (as used in the Breviary), and the evening ones are the Biblical passages used in the previous Sunday Liturgy.

Spending a moment to reflect on one or more of these prepares us to praise God using the psalms of the day, which follow.

 
 
 

Sing joyfully to the Lord, all you lands; serve the Lord with gladness; come before Him with joyful singing.

 
  • God is in His holy dwelling, God Who makes us of one mind to dwell in a house; He shall give power and strength to His people.
    God arises; His enemies are scattered and those who hate Him flee before Him.
 
  • In God my heart trusts, and I find help; then my heart exults, and with my song I give Him thanks. To You, O Lord, I call; O my God, be not deaf to me; depart not from me.

 

  • I will extol You, O Lord, for You drew me clear and did not let my enemies rejoice over me; O Lord, I cried out to You and You healed me.
 
  • Halleluia, Halleluia. Sing joyfully to God, our strength; acclaim the God of Jacob. Take up a pleasant psalm with the harp. Halleluia.

 

 

  • Honour the Lord with your wealth, with first fruits of all your produce. Then will your barns be filled with grain, with new wine your vats will overflow.
 
 

From Psalm 121 [122]

The pilgrim’s greeting to Jerusalem
 

I rejoiced when they said to me, “We will go to the house of the Lord.”

Our feet are even now standing within your gates O Jerusalem — Jerusalem, built as a city so compact, so complete.

To it the tribes go up, the tribes of the Lord, according to the law of Israel, to give thanks to the name of the Lord.

There the thrones of judgment are set, the thrones of the house of David.

 

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem! may they be safe who love you!

May peace be within your walls, security within your palaces!

For the sake of my brethren and my friends, I will exclaim: peace be with you!”

For the sake of the house of the Lord, our God, I will invoke blessings upon you.

 

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.

 
 

Reading   2nd St. Peter 1: 1   2

 

St. Peter opens his second letter with a traditional greeting which
reflects very significant features of early Christian belief.
First converts from paganism receive the great gift of the faith due to
God’s impartial benevolence, and it is of no less value when possessed by
second-generation Christians than when possessed by apostolic witnesses.

 Secondly, to them, the Apostle wishes an abundance of grace
and peace, and states the condition on which an increase of these blessings
may be obtained, namely, a fuller knowledge of God and of Jesus Christ our Lord.
Thus the more deeply we come through meditations and
contemplations to know Jesus Christ (in the Biblical sense of ‘knowing’)
the greater measure of grace and peace will be ours. (see Jn. 17: 3).

 

Simon Peter, a servant and Apostle of Jesus Christ, to those who have obtained an equal privilege of faith with ourselves through the justice of our God and Savior Jesus Christ. May grace and peace be given you in abundance in the knowledge of God and of Jesus Christ our Lord.

 
 

Alternative Readings

 
Old Testament The Gospels Epistles of St. Paul Other Epistles
 
 

New Testament Canticle
for
Tuesday Evening

Hymn of the Redeemed

From Revelation 4: 11 and 5: 9 — 12

 

Worthy are you, O Lord our God, to receive glory and honour and power; for you have created all things, and because of your will they existed, and were created.

Worthy are you, O Lord, to take the scroll and to open its seals; for you were slain, and have redeemed us for God with your blood, out of every tribe and tongue and people and nation.

You have made them for our God a Kingdom, and priests, and they shall reign over the earth.

Worthy is the Lamb who was slain to receive power and divinity and wisdom and strength and honour and glory and blessing.

To him who sits upon the throne, and to the Lamb, blessing and ha and dominion forever 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.

 
 

Mary’s Hymn of Praise — St. Luke 1: 46 — 55

 

Elizabeth, mother of John the Baptist (Luke 1: 41—45), acclaimed Mary, warmly with the words: “Blessed are you among women and blessed is the fruit of your womb” — to which Mary replied in her prophetic hymn.

 
 

Antiphon

   
       
 

My spirit rejoices in God my Saviour.

   
       

My soul magnifies the Lord.

And my spirit rejoices in God my saviour.

Because he has regarded the lowliness of his handmaid, for behold; henceforth all generations shall call me blessed,

Because he who is mighty has done great things for me, and holy is his name.

And His mercy is from generation to generation toward those who fear him. —

He has shown might with his arm; he has scattered the proud in the conceit of their heart.

 

He has put down the mighty from their thrones and has exalted the lowly.

The hungry he has filled with good things and the rich he has sent empty away. —

He has given help to Israel his servant, mindful of his mercy.

(As he promised our fathers) towards Abraham and his descendants forever.

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.

       
     
Antiphon

Repeat the appointed antiphon of the day.

 
 

The Lord’s Prayer

 
 

Traditional

Our Father who art in heaven
Hallowed be thy name
Thy kingdom come
Thy will be done
On earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread;
And forgive us our trespasses
As we forgive those who trespass against us;
And lead us not into temptation,
But deliver us from evil.

Amen.

 

Contemporary

Our Father, in heaven,
Hallowed be Your Name,
Your Kingdom come,
Your will be done,
On earth as in heaven,
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins
as we forgive those who sin against us.
Save us from the time of trial,
and deliver us from evil.

Amen.

 

Prayer

 

There is perhaps no lovelier prayer than this one addressed to
God’s infinite goodness, which it both calls upon and puts before our eyes.

 

Almighty and everlasting God, in the abundance of Your loving-kindness, You exceed both the merits and the desires of Your suppliants; pour forth Your mercy upon us, that You may forgive what our consciences fear and grant what we do not presume to ask. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son, Who lives and reigns with You in unity of the Holy Spirit, God, world without end. Amen.

 

Closing

   
 

V. Our help is in the Name of the Lord.

R. Who made heaven and earth.

   

May the all powerful
and merciful Lord,
Father, Son and Holy Spirit,
bless and preserve us.
Amen.

 

Part 2. Devotions During Ordinary Time | Part 3. The Angelus

Part 4. Prayers For Protection