Evening Prayer II - Solemnity for Friday in the 2nd week of Advent or St. Juan Diego, Hm

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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. Magnificat is a very powerful prayer, song & words of Mary…full of humilty, faith and trust in God the Creator. Let us all try to memorize this just like Psalm 23. God bless!

  2. I miss John first and foremost, esp.now as his heavenly birthday, aug.20 is around the corner, and the hymns from Christian Prayer Book and 4-volume one that my late devout beloved spouse and I used to sing together during our daily Morning and Evening prayers.

  3. Happy Assumption day to all, we really have to thank our Mother Virgen Mary for giving us her only Beloved Son & for Jesus for giving us his own Mother to help us in all our needs.
    God Bless always

  4. Alice T. Arce on August 15, 2017 said:

    Praise & Thanksgiving forever to Our Lord God for giving us a perfect Mother to intercede for us poor sinners!!!
    Happy Feast Day to Thee Mother Mary on your Assumption Day, we thanks Thee forever for your unfailing most loving intercession. Amen. Your eternal Gratefull children!!!

  5. We Celebrate this beautiful Feast….Mary’s Glorious Body was taken up into heaven. This is God’s Promise for All His Faithful……
    Let us Pray fervently for World Peace with the 54 Day Rosary Novena ending on October 7th….

  6. Lord, I just want to thank say thank you for this day! We had a beautiful mass for the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin, a wonderful sunny day to celebrate it & a nice time to spend with one another. Thank you for this blessing!

  7. Thank You for a community to pray with. I am in my second year of study to the Diaconate and use this site all the time. May God bless your Holy work in bringing this to all of us and building a community of Faith.

    • Anthony – May the Blessed Virgin Mary and Mother of our Lord Jesus Christ pray for all Deacons and all Deacon Candidates. Mother a Mary, hear our prayer.

  8. I too want to thank you for providing us with the Divine Office. It is so important to all of us. I am grateful for this site. God Bless you all.

  9. I haven’t thanked you all for this wonderful gift of faith you share with the the world; I praise God for this work of His ministry. God bless you all!

  10. Have you recently changed the translation of many of the prayers and Psalms, especially, the night prayer. It seems a bit watered down…kind of like an attempt not to be too harsh or offensive? Am I right?

    • Hello Mike, we have made changes to the hymns on each hour and removed the background music on the Night Prayers. We have not changed in any way the prayer text, nor will we ever do that, the text matches the 4 volume Liturgy of the Hour books. God bless!

  11. This site has carried Christ to many. Today’s readings recall how God was carried by man in the Ark, in the womb of Mary, and today in ourselves with the reception of the Eucharist. He is indeed One with mankind.

    • Wow! Deacon Rob for drawing that line for us. I had not understood this good news in that context until you pointed it out. Again, thank you and have a blessed day.

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