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Monday Evening

 

Following Twenty second 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.

 
  • If You, O Lord, mark iniquities, Lord, who can stand? But with You is forgiveness, O God of Israel.
    Out of the depths I cry to You,
    O Lord; Lord, hear my voice!
    Esther prepares to plead on behalf of the Jewish people.
 
  • Behold, how good it is and how pleasant where brethren dwell as one! It is as when the precious ointment upon the head runs down over the beard, the beard of Abraham.

 

  • I call upon You, for You will answer me, O God; incline Your ear to me: hear my word.
 
  • Remember me, O Lord, You Who rule above all power: and give a well-ordered speech in my mouth, that my words may be pleasing in the sight of the prince.

 

  • Halleluia, Halleluia. Those who fear the Lord trust in the Lord; He is their help and their shield. Halleluia.
 
 

From Psalm 115 [116]

A Prayer of Thanksgiving
 

I trusted even when I said: “I am greatly afflicted;”

I said in my fear: “Every man is deceitful!”

How shall I repay the Lord for all his benefits to me?

I will take the chalice of salvation and will call on the name of the Lord.

I will pay my vows to the Lord in the presence of all his people.

Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints.

 

O Lord, I am your servant, I am your servant, the son of your handmaid: you have loosed my bonds.

I will offer you the sacrifice of praise, and will call on the name of the Lord.

I will pay my vows to the Lord in the presence of all his people.

In the courts of the house of the Lord, in the midst of you, O Jerusalem.

 

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 — 3rd St. John 9 — 10

 

The censure of Diotrephes.
Explaining, perhaps, why such assistance was not rendered by the bishop or
pastor of the church, the Apostle remarks: ‘I wrote indeed to the church,’ presumably
the one to which Gaius belonged, and of which Diotrephes perhaps was bishop.
There is nothing definitely known about Diotrephes; only what is stated here.
It seems that this man refused to entertain such itinerant
missionaries, even those sent out by St John himself.
He even dared to forbid anyone to show them hospitality, and
excommunicated those, who like Gaius, disregarded his prohibition.
So we have here an ambitious and selfish pastor, who set himself
in opposition to the aged Apostle, who threatens to give
him a public reprimand, should he come to this place.

 

I would have written perhaps to the ‘church’; but Diotrephes, who loves to have the first place among them, does not receive us. Therefore if I come, I will recall to mind his works, prating against us with evil words; and as if this were not enough for him, he himself does not receive the brethren, and those who do so he hinders, and casts them out of the church,

Many manuscripts “I have written”, in which case
we need to know that the letter thus referred to has been lost.

 
 

Alternative Readings

 
Old Testament The Gospels Epistles of St. Paul Other Epistles
 
 

New Testament Canticle
for
Monday Evening

God the Saviour

From: Ephesians 1: 3 — 10

 

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spirited blessing on high in Christ.

Even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blemish in his sight, in love.

He predestined us to be adopted through Jesus Christ as his sons, according to the purpose of his will, to the praise of the glory of his grace, with which he favoured us in his beloved son.

In him we have our redemption through his blood, the remission of sins, according to the riches of his grace. This grace has abounded beyond measure to us in all wisdom and prudence, so that he may make known to us the mystery of his will according to his good pleasure.

And this, his good pleasure, he purposed in him to be dispensed in all fullness of the times: to re-establish all things in Christ both those in the heavens and those on the 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. 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
   
       
 

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

   
       

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

 

Thinking of the Lord’s coming, the Church asks God
to forget our sins and to listen only to His mercy.

 

O God, our refuge and strength, the author of all piety, give ear to the devout prayers of Your Church; and grant that what we ask with faith, we may obtain effectually.  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