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Sunday Evening

 

Tenth 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.

 

Introduction

 

The gifts received by us from God are derived not from ourselves but from the Holy Spirit, and are to be used, in a spirit of humility, in the service of the Church and of our brothers.

The parable of the Pharisee and the Publican is a striking reminder that we have no grounds for self-satisfaction. There are two classes of men, said Pascal: saints, who consider themselves guilty of every fault, and sinners, who do not feel guilty of anything. The former are humble, and God will exalt them; the latter are proud and will be humbled by punishment. Going even deeper, St. Iranaeus defined men as “the receptacles of God’s gifts”.

God is not content with calling us to observe His commandments; He gives us His Holy Spirit to transform our lives and make them truly Christian.

Humility draws down God’s graces. God reveals Himself to the humble and despises arrogance and pride. We may be aware of our capabilities and accomplishments, but we must remember that “all these things are the work one and the same Spirit,” and therefore give glory to God.

 

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.

 
  • Hearken, O God, to my prayer; turn  notaway from my pleading; give heed to me, and answer me.
    When I called upon the Lord, He heard my voice, from those who war against me; and He humbled them, Who is before all ages, and remains forever: cast your care upon the Lord, and He will support you.
 
  • From You let judgment come; Your eyes uphold what is right.
    Keep me, O Lord, as the apple of Your eye; hide me in the shadow of Your wings
  • You shall be pleased with due sacrifices, burnt offerings and holocausts on Your altar, O Lord.
 
  • Halleluia, Halleluia. To You we owe our hymn of praise, O God, in Zion; to You must vows be fulfilled in Jerusalem. Halleluia.
  • To You I lift up my soul, O Lord. In You, O my God, I trust; let me not be put to shame, let not my enemies exult over me. No one who waits for You shall be put to shame.
 
 

Psalm 4

Night Prayer
 

Answer me, when I call, O my just God, you who gave me relief in my distress; have pity on me and answer my prayer.

You men, how long will you be hard hearted? why do you love vanity and seek after falsehood?

Know that the Lord deals wonderfully with his holy one; the Lord will hear when I call to him.

Tremble and sin not, ponder within your hearts, upon your beds, and be silent.

 

Offer fitting sacrifices, and trust in the Lord.

Many say: “Who will show us good things?” Let the light of your countenance shine upon us, O Lord!

You have given joy to my heart greater than when men abound in corn and wine.

As soon as I lie down, I fall asleep in peace, for you alone, O Lord, do make me dwell in security.

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 — 1st Corinthians 12: 2 — 11

 

The reason for the diversity of spiritual gifts granted by God is the general good;
they are all manifestations of the presence of the Holy Spirit in a community.

 

Brethren: All we who have been baptised into Christ Jesus have been baptised into His death. For we were buried with Him by means of Baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ has arisen from the dead through the glory of the Father, so we also may walk in newness of life. For if we have been united with Him in the likeness of His death, we shall be so in the likeness of His resurrection also. For we know that our old self has been crucified with Him, in order that the body of sin may be destroyed, that we may no longer be slaves to sin; for he who is dead is acquitted of sin. But if we have died with Christ, we believe that we shall also live together with Christ; for we know that Christ, having risen from the dead, dies now no more, death shall no longer have dominion over Him. For the death that He died, He died to sin once for all, but the life He lives, He lives unto God. Thus do you consider yourselves also as dead to sin, but alive to God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

 
 

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 ……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

   
       
 

This man went back home justified rather than the other; for everyone who exalts himself shall be humbled, and he who humbles himself shall be exalted.

   
       

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

 
If God puts His omnipotence in the service of His mercy,
we can go to Him in spite of our faults and, lifted up by hope,
make haste towards the accomplishment of His promises.
 

O God, You manifest Your almighty power most of all in sparing and showing mercy, that we, running to Your promises, may be made partakers of Your heavenly goods. 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