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Tuesday Evening

 

Celebrating the beginning of the Lord’s Day — and the new week. Genesis 1: 5.

 
 

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.

 
  • You are just, O Lord, and Your ordinance is right. Deal with Your servant according to Your kindness. Happy are they whose way is blameless, who walk in the law of the Lord.
 
  • Happy the nation whose God is the Lord, the people the Lord has chosen for His own inheritance. By the word of the Lord the heavens were made; by the breath of His mouth all their host.

 

 

  • I, Daniel, prayed to my God saying, “Hear, O Lord, the prayers of Your servant; show Your face upon Your sanctuary, and favourably look down upon this people, upon whom Your name is invoked, O God.”
 
  • O almighty God, may our vices be cured by Your sanctifying graces, and may everlasting remedies be bestowed upon us. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son, Who lives and reigns with You in unity of the Holy Spirit, God, world without end. Amen.

 

  • Halleluia, Halleluia. O Lord, hear my prayer, and let my cry come to You. Halleluia.
 
 

From Psalm 124 [125]

Unshaken Trust of the Faithful
 

Those who trust in the Lord are as Mount Zion, which is immovable, which abides forever.

Mountains surround Jerusalem: so the Lord surrounds his people, both now and forever.

Therefore the sceptre of the wicked shall not rest upon the allotted land of the just, lest the just stretch out their hands toward evil.

 

Deal kindly, O Lord, with the good and the upright of heart.

But as for them who go astray on crooked paths, may the Lord drive them away with the evil-doers: peace be upon Israel!

 

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 — 1st St. John 4: 4 — 6

 

The Apostle is grateful that his ‘dear children’ have not
been deceived by such false teachers, because God,
 who dwells in them, has helped them to persevere in the truth.
Thus he can say, “You are of God.”
St. John quickly turns to the antichrists — “They are of the world”.
They are guided by a worldly spirit, teaching people either directly or indirectly,
to follow the customs and inclinations currently popular and in vogue.
From the very beginning of the Church, there has always been
a strong inclination to adapt Christ’s teaching to the current
prevailing philosophies or popular trends of the time;
always with the same catch-cry of ‘making Christianity relevant’
and therefore acceptable to the general populace.
St. John tackles that attitude head on!
We Christians are of God, he says — we have received the Spirit.
We, the Apostles of Christ, were lawfully sent by Him.
Those who love and serve God, and comply with the doctrine
of His Son, Jesus Christ, listen to and follow the doctrine
which we were commissioned by Him to teach.

 

St. John could not be clearer or more emphatic.
“He, who is not of God, does not listen to us”.
They are not of God who refuse to hear and obey the voice
of the Church and those whom Christ appointed to govern His Church.
So, here St. John provides the second general mark and rule
(see introduction to verses 2 and 3) to preserve all Christians
from errors and heresies to the end of the world.
He who knows God, hears us Apostles, whom He sent, and listens
to our successors, invested with the same mission and authority,
whom Christ sent (as His heavenly Father sent Him), whom he appointed to govern
His Church, and with whom He promised to remain to the end of the world.

 

You are of God, dear children, and have overcome him, because greater is he who is in you than he who is in the world. They are of the world; therefore of the world they speak and the world listens to them. We are of God. Her who knows God listens to us; he who is not of God does not listen to us. By this we know the spirit of truth and the spirit of error.

 
 

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 honour and glory 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.    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
   
       
 

Master, the whole night through we have toiled and have taken nothing; But at Your word I will lower the net.

   
       

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

 

Love of God must be pure and unalloyed;
it excludes everything that is opposed to God.

 

Grant to Your people we implore You, O Lord, to avoid every contamination of the devil, and with pure minds, to follow You, the only God. 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