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Lent 6 Tuesday Morning

 

Part 1. From the Divine Office

We recommend the use of one or more Lenten Devotions
at this time, especially near Easter.


Opening

    O Lord, open my lips. And my mouth shall proclaim Your praise.

   
    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.

    Praise be to you, Lord, King of eternal glory.

 
 

Lenten Acclamations For Reflection:—

Acknowledging our sinfulness, our need of repentance, and expressing our strong desire to be restored fully to God’s household.

During Lent these morning acclamations are taken from the Mass of the day. Any one of them can be recited as an antiphon before and after the psalm, or be simply the subject of a meditation.

     
 
  • May God have pity on us and bless us; may He let His face shine upon us; and may He have pity on us. But it behooves us (it is fitting for us) to glory in the Cross of our Lord Jesus Christ: in Whom we are saved and delivered.
 
  • But as for me, when they were troublesome to me, I was clothed with haircloth, and I humbled my soul with fasting, and poured forth prayers within my bosom. Judge, O Lord, those who wrong me; war against those who make war upon me. Take up the shield and buckler, and rise up in my defence.
 
  • me, O Lord, from the hands of the wicked; preserve me from violent men.
   

 

From Psalm 5

Morning Prayer

 

     Hearken to my words, O Lord, attend to my sighing.

     Heed my cry for help, my King and my God!

     For to you, O Lord, do I pray; in the morning you hear my voice; in the morning I offer you my prayers and I wait.

     For you are not a God who delights in wickedness, nor may the wicked abide with you; the arrogant may not stand in your presence…..

 

     But I, by your abundant kindness, will enter your house,

     I will bow down to your holy temple in reverence before you, O Lord,

     lead me in your justice, because of my enemies; make your way straight before 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.

     

 

Reading: — St. Mark 14: 32 — 72
and also — St. Mark 15: 1 — 46

We print a small portion for meditation.

St Mark’s narrative shows clearly the relentlessness of the chiefs of our
Lord’s own people who desired the death of Jesus and, as a contrast, our Saviour’s
calmness and the fashion in which,
freely and spontaneously, He goes to His death.

This death is accompanied by a series of marvels,
the meaning of which is interpreted by the centurion’s profession of faith:
“Truly, He was the Son of God”.

St Mark wrote his Gospel for the Gentiles (non-Jews)
whom he desired to bring to believe in our Saviour’s divinity.

 

The Denial of Peter

 

And while Peter was below in the courtyard, there came one of the maidservants of the high priest; and seeing Peter warming himself, she looked closely at him and said, “You also were with Jesus of Nazareth.” But he denied it, saying “I neither know nor understand what you are saying.” And he went outside into the vestibule; and the cock crowed. And the maidservant, seeing him again, began to say to the bystanders, “There is one of them.” But again he denied it. And after a little while the bystanders again said to Peter, “Surely you are one of them, for you are also a Galilean.” But he began to curse and to swear: “I do not know this Man you are talking about.” And at the moment a cock crowed a second time. And Peter remembered the word that Jesus had said to him, “Before a cock crows twice, you will deny Me three times,” And he began to weep.

 

Hymn for Passiontide

 

      The standards of the King appear, the mystery of the Cross shines out in glory, the Cross on which life suffered death and by that death gave back life to us.

      His side, wounded by the spear’s cruel point, poured out water and blood to wash away the stains of our sins.
     
The words of David’s true prophetic song fulfilled, in which he announced to the nations: “God has reigned from a tree.”

      Tree of dazzling beauty, adorned with the purple of the King’s blood and chosen from a stock worthy to bear limbs so sacred.

 

      How favoured the tree on whose branches hung the ransom of the world; it was made a balance on which His body was weighed, and bore away the prey that hell had claimed.

      Hail, Cross, our only hope! In this season of Passiontide give an increase of grace to the good and wipe out the sins of the guilty.

      Let every spirit praise You, fount of salvation, Holy Trinity.  On those to whom You have generously given the victory of the Cross, bestow the reward also.   Amen.

V.   To His Angels God has given command about       you.

R.   They that guard you in all your ways.

 

   

 

Zackary’s Hymn of Praise — St. Luke 1: 68 — 79

St. Luke records (Luke 1: 67) that the father of John the Baptist, eight days after the birth of his son,
“filled with the Holy Spirit”, uttered this prophecy, which has remained a daily prayer for Christians.

 

Antiphon

Before the festival day of the Passover,
Jesus knew that His hour had come; and
since He loved His own, He proved His
love to them in the fullest measure.

    
      Blessed be to the Lord, the God of Israel, because he has visited and wrought redemption for his people,

      And has raised up a horn # of salvation for us in the house of David his servant,

      As he promised through the mouths of his holy ones the prophets from of old;
 
      Salvation from our enemies and from the hands of all our foes

      He has fulfilled his kindness to all our fathers and been mindful of his holy covenant

      In the Oath to Abraham our father, by which he swore to grant us

      That, delivered from the hands of our enemies, we should serve him without fear.

      In holiness and justice before him all our days. —  the Lord, the God of Israel, because he has visited and wrought redemption for his people,   

      Lord, the God of Israel, because he has visited and wrought redemption for his people.

# “Horn of salvation.”

Horn refers originally to the power of an ox. It came to be applied to people and here, to the royal saving power of the messiah.

 

   
     And you, O child, shall be called the prophet of the Most High; for you will go before the Lord to prepare his ways,

     To give his people knowledge of salvation through forgiveness of their sins,

     Because of the compassionate kindness of our God with which the Orient from on high will visit us,

     To shine on those who sit in darkness and the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace.

 

     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

Before the festival day of the Passover, Jesus knew that His hour had come; and since He loved His own, He proved His love to them in the fullest measure.

 
   

 

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

O almighty and everlasting God, grant us so to celebrate the mysteries of the Lord’s Passion, that we may deserve to to obtain Your pardon. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son, Who Lives and reigns with You in the 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.

     
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