Electronic Prayer Book

Sunday Evening

 Trinity

First Sunday After Pentecost Octave

 
 

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.

 

 Introduction

 

The fundamental dogma on which everything in Christianity is based, is that of the Blessed Trinity in whose name all Christians are baptised. By “fundamental dogma” we mean the rock-base doctrine or teaching laid down with absolute authority. The doctrine of the Trinity was declared by the Lord Jesus Christ to be the foundation of our Faith.

Today the Church honours the Supreme Mystery of One God in Three Persons. Our intellect is too limited to comprehend the inner essence and life of the Infinite God. Our contemplation of this Mystery is an occasion for humble adoration and a petition for an increase of faith. Everything in our Christian religion is related to the Holy Spirit: Creation, Sanctification, and Salvation. The “Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit” is an expression of our reverence and gratitude.

 
 

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.

 
  • Let us bless the God of heaven and give glory to Him in the sight of all the living, because He has shown mercy to us.
 
  • Blessed are You,
    O Lord, the God of our fathers, and worthy to be praised, and glorified, and exalted above all forever.

 

  • Blessed are You,
    O Lord, Who look into the depths from Your throne, upon the Cherubim. Blessed are You, O Lord, in the firmament of heaven and praiseworthy forever.
 
  • Blessed be the Holy Trinity and undivided Unity: let us give glory to Him because He has shown His mercy to us.

 

 

  • Blessed be God the Father, and the Only-begotten Son of God, and also the Holy Spirit: because He has shown His mercy to us.
 
 

From Psalm 110 [111]

A Prayer of Thanksgiving
 

I will thank the Lord with my whole heart, in the company of the just and in the congregation.

Great are the works of the Lord, worthy of study for all who love them.

Splendid and glorious in his work; and his justice abides forever.

He has left a memorial of his wonders; merciful and kind is the Lord.

He has given food to those who fear him; he will be mindful forever of his covenant.

He has shown his powerful works to, in giving them possession of the nations.

 

Trustworthy and just are the works of his hands; grounded in truth are all his precepts.

Established forever and ever, based on truth and equity.

He has sent deliverance to his people he has established his covenant forever; holy is his name and worthy of reverence.

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, prudent is the conduct of all who practise it; his praise abides 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.

 
 

Psalm 133 [134]

Exhortation to the Night Watch To Bless the Lord.
 

 

Behold, bless the Lord, all you servants of the Lord; who stand in the house of the Lord during the night hours.

Lift up your hands towards the sanctuary, and bless the Lord.

May the Lord bless you from Zion, he who made heaven and earth.

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.

 

 
 

Reading — Romans 11: 33 — 36

 

God’s plans are inscrutable and far above our human thoughts.
Still more inscrutable is the Mystery of the Trinity;
all we know is that God is at the same time, in matchless unity, Father Son and Spirit.

 

Oh, the depth of the riches of wisdom and of the knowledge of God! How incomprehensible are His judgments and how unsearchable His ways! For, “Who has known the mind of the Lord, or has been His counsellor? Or who has given to Him, that recompense should be made him?” For from Him and through Him and unto Him are all things. To Him be the glory forever, amen.

 
 

Alternative Readings

 
Old Testament The Gospels Epistles of St. Paul Other Epistles
 
 

New Testament Canticle for
Sunday Evening

 The Marriage Feast of the Lamb

 From:— Revelation 19: 1, 2 and verses 5 — 9

 

Hymn
for
Sunday Evening

     

Halleluia!
Salvation and glory and power belong to our God.
True and just are his judgments.

Halleluia!
Praise our God, all you his servants, and you who fear him, the small and the great!

Halleluia!
The Lord our God almighty now reigns!
Let us be glad and rejoice, and give glory to him.

Halleluia!
The marriage of the Lamb has come, and his spouse has prepared herself.  And she has been permitted to clothe herself in fine linen, shining bright.  For the fine linen is the just deeds of the saints.

Halleluia!
Blessed are they who are called to the marriage supper of the Lamb.

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.

 

The fiery sun is already going down. O light unending, blessed Godhead, three in one, bring light to our hearts.

We made humble prayer to You this morning when we sang Your praise, and we do so now at eventide. Graciously grant that we, Your suppliants, may praise You for ever in the company of Your saints.

To the Father and the Son together, and to You, Holy Spirit, may glory continue to be for all ages, as it has been. Amen.

 
 

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
   
       
 

With our whole heart and tongue we acclaim You, we praise and bless You: God the Father un-begotten; and You, the only begotten Son; and You, the Holy Spirit, the Paraclete; a holy
and undivided Trinity.

To You be glory forever!

   
       

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

 
 
 

All-powerful, eternal God, You have given Your children the true faith: they adore You in the glory of Your Trinity and in the grandeur of Your Unity; may the firmness of this belief strengthen us in the face of life’s difficulties. This we ask of You 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