Evening Prayer II - Solemnity for Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

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Evening Prayer II for the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

God, come to my assistance.
Lord, make haste to help me.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit:
as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen. Alleluia.

HYMN

Hail, O Star of ocean,
God's own Mother bearest,
Ever sinless Virgin,
Heaven's portal fairest.

Taking that sweet Ave
Which by Gabriel spoken,
Eva's own name reversing,
Be of peace the token.

Break the sinner's fetters,
Light to blind restoring,
All our ills dispelling,
Every grace imploring.

Show thyself a mother
In thy supplication,
He will hear who chose thee
At His Incarnation.

Virgin all excelling,
Passing meek and lowly,
Win for sinners pardon,
Make us chaste and holy.

As we journey onward
Aid our weak endeavor,
Till we gaze on Jesus
And rejoice forever.

Father, Son, and Spirit,
Three in One confessing,
Give we equal glory
Equal praise and blessing.
Amen.

𝄞"Hail, O Star of Ocean" by Kathleen Lundquist • Title: Hail, O Star of Ocean; Text: Ave maris stella, 8th c.; Origin: unknown; Translation: Athelstan Riley, alt.; Tune: Chant, Mode I; Lumen Christi Hymnal; Artist: Kathleen Lundquist; Recording copyright 2016 by Surgeworks, Inc.

PSALMODY

Ant. 1 Mary has been taken up to heaven; the angels rejoice. They bless the Lord and sing his praises.

Psalm 122
Holy city Jerusalem

You have come to Mount Zion, to the city of the living God, heavenly Jerusalem (Hebrews 12:22).

I rejoiced when I heard them say:
“Let us go to God’s house.”
And now our feet are standing
within your gates, O Jerusalem.

Jerusalem is built as a city
strongly compact.
It is there that the tribes go up,
the tribes of the Lord.

For Israel’s law it is,
there to praise the Lord’s name.
There were set the thrones of judgment
of the house of David.

For the peace of Jerusalem pray:
“Peace be to your homes!
May peace reign in your walls,
in your palaces, peace!”

For love of my brethren and friends
I say: “Peace upon you.”
For love of the house of the Lord
I will ask for your good.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit:
as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen.

Ant. Mary has been taken up to heaven; the angels rejoice. They bless the Lord and sing his praises.

Ant. 2 The Virgin Mary was taken up to the heavenly bridal chamber where the King of kings is seated on a starry throne.

Psalm 127
Apart from God our labors are worthless

You are God’s building (1 Corinthians 3:9).

If the Lord does not build the house,
in vain do its builders labor;
if the Lord does not watch over the city,
in vain does the watchman keep vigil.

In vain is your earlier rising,
your going later to rest,
you who toil for the bread you eat,
when he pours gifts on his beloved while they slumber.

Truly sons are a gift from the Lord,
a blessing, the fruit of the womb.
Indeed the sons of youth
are like arrows in the hand of a warrior.

O the happiness of the man
who has filled his quiver with these arrows!
He will have no cause for shame
when he disputes with his foes in the gateways.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit:
as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen.

Ant. The Virgin Mary was taken up to the heavenly bridal chamber where the King of kings is seated on a starry throne.

Ant. 3 We share the fruit of life through you, O daughter blessed by the Lord.

Canticle – Ephesians 1:3-10
God our Savior

Praised be the God and Father
of our Lord Jesus Christ,
who has bestowed on us in Christ
every spiritual blessing in the heavens.

God chose us in him
before the world began
to be holy
and blameless in his sight.

He predestined us
to be his adopted sons through Jesus Christ,
such was his will and pleasure,
that all might praise the glorious favor
he has bestowed on us in his beloved.

In him and through his blood,
we have been redeemed,
and our sins forgiven,
so immeasurably generous
is God’s favor to us.

God has given us the wisdom
to understand fully the mystery,
the plan he was pleased
to decree in Christ.

A plan to be carried out
in Christ, in the fullness of time,
to bring all things into one in him,
in the heavens and on earth.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit:
as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen.

Ant. We share the fruit of life through you, O daughter blessed by the Lord.

READING 1 Corinthians 15:22-23

Just as in Adam all die, so in Christ all will come to life again, but each one in proper order: Christ the first fruits and then, at his coming, all those who belong to him.

Sacred Silence (indicated by a bell) – a moment to reflect and receive in our hearts the full resonance of the voice of the Holy Spirit and to unite our personal prayer more closely with the word of God and public voice of the Church.

RESPONSORY

The Virgin Mary is exalted above the choirs of angels.
The Virgin Mary is exalted above the choirs of angels.

Blessed is the Lord who has raised her up.
Above the choirs of angels.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit,
The Virgin Mary is exalted above the choirs of angels.

CANTICLE OF MARY

Ant. Today the Virgin Mary was taken up to heaven; rejoice, for she reigns with Christ for ever.

Luke 1:46-55
The soul rejoices in the Lord

My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord,
my spirit rejoices in God my Savior
for he has looked with favor on his lowly servant.

From this day all generations will call me blessed:
the Almighty has done great things for me,
and holy is his Name.

He has mercy on those who fear him
in every generation.

He has shown the strength of his arm,
he has scattered the proud in their conceit.

He has cast down the mighty from their thrones,
and has lifted up the lowly.

He has filled the hungry with good things,
and the rich he has sent away empty.

He has come to the help of his servant Israel
for he has remembered his promise of mercy,
the promise he made to our fathers,
to Abraham and his children for ever.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son,
and to the Holy Spirit:
as it was in the beginning, is now,
and will be for ever. Amen.

Ant. Today the Virgin Mary was taken up to heaven; rejoice, for she reigns with Christ for ever.

INTERCESSIONS

Let us praise God our almighty Father, who wished that Mary, his Son’s mother, be celebrated by each generation.
Now in need we ask:
Mary, full of grace, intercede for us.

O God, worker of miracles, you made the immaculate Virgin Mary share, body and soul, in your Son’s glory in heaven,
direct the hearts of your children to that same glory.
Mary, full of grace, intercede for us.

You made Mary our mother. Through her intercession grant strength to the weak, comfort to the sorrowing, pardon to sinners,
salvation and peace to all.
Mary, full of grace, intercede for us.

You made Mary full of grace,
grant all men the joyful abundance of your grace.
Mary, full of grace, intercede for us.

Make your Church of one mind and one heart in love,
and help all those who believe to be one in prayer with Mary, the mother of Jesus.
Mary, full of grace, intercede for us.

You crowned Mary queen of heaven,
may all the dead rejoice in your kingdom with the saints for ever.
Mary, full of grace, intercede for us.

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.

Concluding Prayer

O God, who,
looking on the lowliness of the Blessed Virgin Mary,
raised her to this grace,
that your Only Begotten Son was born of her according to the flesh
and that she was crowned this day with surpassing glory,
grant through her prayers,
that, saved by the mystery of your redemption,
we may merit to be exalted by you on high.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
God, for ever and ever.
Amen.

DISMISSAL

May the Lord bless us,
protect us from all evil and bring us to everlasting life.
Amen.

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41 thoughts on “Evening Prayer II – Solemnity

  1. “THE FATHER takes pleasure in looking upon the heart of the most Holy Virgin Mary, as the masterpiece of His hands; for we always like our own work, especially when it is well done.

    The SON takes pleasure in it as the heart of His Mother, the source from which He drew the Blood that has ransomed us.

    The Holy Spirit, as His temple.

    The Prophets published the glory of Mary before her birth; they compared her to the sun. Indeed, the apparition of the Holy Virgin may well be compared to a beautiful gleam of sun on a foggy day.” ~St. John Vianney

    Let us praise God our almighty Father, who wished that Mary, his Son’s mother, be celebrated by each generation.

    Make your Church of one mind and one heart in love,
    — and help all those who believe to be one in prayer with Mary, the mother of Jesus.
    Mary, full of grace, intercede for us.

    You crowned Mary queen of heaven,
    — may all the dead rejoice in your kingdom with the saints for ever.
    Mary, full of grace, intercede for us.

    Amen.

  2. With sorrowful hearts will pray for the repose of soul of little London Williams who passed this morning. May God’s mercy and grace be upon her soul and she Rest In Peace with God. Alleluia. Peace and love to her family and Jesus mercy and grace to all. Thanks be to God.

    Deacon DeWayne

    • What a great day for the soul of little London Williams, the Feast of our Lady’s Assumption to heaven; what joyous welcome he is having!!!! I hope that I can die on the same day, Alleluia!!!

    • I can only say as someone who has lost a child; my prayers are with London and with her family and her young friends that will also be having a difficult time.

  3. Dear Lord Jesus, please give my family a safe trip as we travel tomorrow for short vacation & bring us safe & healthy back home.
    Mary, full of grace, intercede for us! Amen

  4. I rejoice heartily in the Lord,
    in my God is the joy of my soul;
    For he has clothed me with a robe of salvation,
    and wrapped me in a mantle of justice,
    like a bride bedecked with her jewels.
    *******
    O God, who,
    looking on the lowliness of the Blessed Virgin Mary,
    raised her to this grace,
    that your Only Begotten Son was born of her according to the flesh and that she was crowned this day with surpassing glory, grant through her prayers,
    that, saved by the mystery of your redemption,
    we may merit to be exalted by you on high.
    Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
    who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
    God, for ever and ever.
    — Amen.
    Lord God, through the intercession of Maria Assumpta Coeli, please bless my family and specially Romulo, my son, whose Baptism anniversary is celebrated today. Please give him a job aligned to the talents he has received from You and give him your health, wisdom, and joy to accomplish it. Thank You!!

  5. Blessed Virgin Mary pray for us and guide us in the choices so that we can become closer to our GOD.
    LORD JESUS have mercy on us and forgive us for our sins. Help us to become sin free and that we can show others the light of CHRIST and JESUS love for us..

    All praise. honor and glory to our GOD>>>

  6. Amen Oneil Joe! We are all called to be saints and won’t enter heaven unless we become one. Hopefully when we die we have enough sufferings to compensate for our sins and our stay in Purgatory will not bee too long… Even St Teresa of Jesus genuflected in purgatory.

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