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Tuesday Evening

 

Following 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.

 

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 not away 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.
 
 

From Psalm 15 [16]

Our Inheritance: Eternal Life
 

Preserve me, O God, for in you I seek refuge,

I say to the Lord, “You are my Lord; I have no good apart from you”.

As for the faithful who dwell in his land, how wonderfully he has fulfilled all my desires.

They multiply their sorrows who follow strange gods. I will not pour out their drink offerings of blood, nor will I take their names upon my lips…

I will bless the Lord who has given me counsel, because even during the night my heart admonishes me.

 

I keep the Lord always before me; since he is at my right, I shall not waver.

Therefore my heart rejoices and my soul is glad, and my body, too, rests secure.

For you will not abandon my soul to the abode of the dead, nor will you let your holy one see corruption.

You will show me the way of life, the fullness of joy in your presence, bliss at your right hand 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.

 
 

Reading — 1st St. Peter 4: 7 — 10

 
St. Peter reflects the custom, well-established at the time
of his writing, that the truth of Christ’s Second Coming
and the judgment are to be ever present to the Christian.
Everything is to be seen against this backdrop.
There is no time to hold grudges or be critical
of anyone’s behaviour other than one’s own.
If we have true love for our neighbour we will be willing to cover
their sins in silence, not speak about them — even forget them.
The sins of the one who exercises charity (love) and even
(he hints) of the one to whom the love is directed, are forgiven.
Even the might of all the forces of Rome could not withstand this kind of power!
 

But the end of all things is at hand. Be prudent therefore and watchful in prayers. But above all things have a constant mutual charity among yourselves; for charity covers a multitude of sins. Be hospitable to one another without murmuring. According to the gift that each has received, administer it to one another as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.

 
 

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. 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

   
       
 

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

 
 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