Evening Prayer II for Tuesday in the 18th week of Ordinary Time

Ribbon Placement:
Liturgy of the Hours Vol. III:
Ordinary: 668
All from the Proper of Seasons: 617

Christian Prayer:
Ordinary: 694
All from the Proper of Seasons: 658

Evening Prayer II for the Solemnity of Corpus Christi

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

Soul of Christ, sanctify me
Body of Christ, save me
Blood of Christ, inebriate me
Water from Christ's side, wash me
Passion of Christ, strengthen me
O good Jesus, hear me
Within Thy wounds hide me
Suffer me not to be separated from Thee
From the malicious enemy defend me
In the hour of my death call me
And bid me come unto Thee
That I may praise Thee with Thy saints
and with Thy angels
Forever and ever
Amen.

𝄞"Anima Christi" by Gretchen Harris • Title: Anima Christi; Text: Catholic prayer, cca. 14th century, author uncertain; Artist: Gretchen Harris; Used with permission from Gretchen Harris.

PSALMODY

Ant. 1 Christ the Lord is a priest for ever in the line of Melchizedek; he offered up bread and wine.

Psalm 110:1-5, 7
The Messiah, king and priest

Christ’s reign will last until all his enemies are made subject to him (1 Corinthians 15:25).

The Lord’s revelation to my Master:
“Sit on my right:
your foes I will put beneath your feet.”

The Lord will wield from Zion
your scepter of power:
rule in the midst of all your foes.

A prince from the day of your birth
on the holy mountains;
from the womb before the dawn I begot you.

The Lord has sworn an oath he will not change.
“You are a priest for ever,
a priest like Melchizedeck of old.”

The Master standing at your right hand
will shatter kings in the day of his wrath.

He shall drink from the stream by the wayside
and therefore he shall lift up his head.

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. Christ the Lord is a priest for ever in the line of Melchizedek; he offered up bread and wine.

Ant. 2 I will take up the cup of salvation, and I will offer a sacrifice of praise.

Psalm 116:10-19
Thanksgiving in the Temple

Through Christ let us offer God a continual sacrifice of praise (Hebrews 13:15).

I trusted, even when I said:
“I am sorely afflicted,”
and when I said in my alarm:
“No man can be trusted.”

How can I repay the Lord
for his goodness to me?
The cup of salvation I will raise;
I will call on the Lord’s name.

My vows to the Lord I will fulfill
before all his people.
O precious in the eyes of the Lord
is the death of his faithful.

Your servant, Lord, your servant am I;
you have loosened my bonds.
A thanksgiving sacrifice I make:
I will call on the Lord’s name.

My vows to the Lord I will fulfill
before all his people,
in the courts of the house of the Lord,
in your midst, O Jerusalem.

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. I will take up the cup of salvation, and I will offer a sacrifice of praise.

Ant. 3 You are the way, the truth and the life of the world, O Lord.

Canticle – See Revelation 19:1-7
The wedding of the lamb

Alleluia.
Salvation, glory, and power to our God:
his judgments are honest and true.
Alleluia.

Alleluia.
Sing praise to our God, all you his servants,
all who worship him reverently, great and small.
Alleluia.

Alleluia.
The Lord our all-powerful God is King;
Let us rejoice, sing praise, and give him glory.
Alleluia.

Alleluia.
The wedding feast of the Lamb has begun,
and his bride is prepared to welcome him.
Alleluia.

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. You are the way, the truth and the life of the world, O Lord.

READING 1 Corinthians 11:23-25

I received from the Lord what I handed on to you, namely, that the Lord Jesus on the night in which he was betrayed took bread, and after he had given thanks, broke it and said, “This is my body, which is for you. Do this in remembrance of me.” In the same way, after the supper, he took the cup, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood. Do this, whenever you drink it, in remembrance of me.”

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

He gave them bread from heaven, alleluia, alleluia.
He gave them bread from heaven, alleluia, alleluia.

Man has eaten the bread of angels,
alleluia, alleluia.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit,
He gave them bread from heaven, alleluia, alleluia.

CANTICLE OF MARY

Ant. How holy this feast in which Christ is our food; his passion is recalled; grace fills our hearts; and we receive a pledge of the glory to come, alleluia.

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. How holy this feast in which Christ is our food; his passion is recalled; grace fills our hearts; and we receive a pledge of the glory to come, alleluia.

INTERCESSIONS

Christ invites all to the supper in which he gives his body and blood for the life of the world. Let us ask him:
Christ, the bread of heaven, grant us everlasting life.

Christ, Son of the living God, you commanded that this thanksgiving meal be done in memory of you,
enrich your Church through the faithful celebration of these mysteries.
Christ, the bread of heaven, grant us everlasting life.

Christ, eternal priest of the Most High, you have commanded your priests to offer your sacraments,
may they help them to exemplify in their lives the meaning of the sacred mysteries which they celebrate.
Christ, the bread of heaven, grant us everlasting life.

Christ, bread from heaven, you form one body out of all who partake of the one bread,
refresh all who believe in you with harmony and peace.
Christ, the bread of heaven, grant us everlasting life.

Christ, through your bread you offer the remedy for immortality and the pledge of future resurrection,
restore health to the sick and living hope to sinners.
Christ, the bread of heaven, grant us everlasting life.

Christ, our king who is to come, you commanded that the mysteries which proclaim your death be celebrated until you return,
grant that all who die in you may share in your resurrection.
Christ, the bread of heaven, grant us everlasting life.

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 in this wonderful Sacrament
have left us a memorial of your Passion,
grant us, we pray, so to revere the sacred mysteries
of your Body and Blood that we may always experience
in ourselves the fruits of your redemption.
Who live and reign with God the Father 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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11 thoughts on “Evening Prayer II

  1. Thank You LORD for making it possible for our parishes to now be open to all members and to be able to receive the Precious Holy Communion again as we did before the covid virus took over our chances to freely gather together and pray together and worship as our faith tells to do.
    Thank You LORD.

  2. Thank you Lord for Your everlasting gift of love and presence with us in the form the Eucharist. May we be covered by Your precious blood and body all the days of our lives. Amen. Amen.Amen.

  3. Lord, thank you for giving us your precious body and blood. Please help us to honor Thy Real Presence in the Most Blessed Sacrament. Love, Patty Theresa OFS

  4. Dear God, I hope that we have made You happy with the Holy Masses, The Eucharistic Processions, and the hours we spent in Adoration, today. All offered with the infinite merits of Your most loving son, the merits of Blessed Mother and of St. Joseph, and all the Saints, and St. Michael and of all angels. You deserve all the worship, praise, and thanksgiving that we can give You. For You have always loved us and provided for us and found us, no matter how lost we were. Thank You God for being You. Your character and attributes are too immense, too deep, for us to really understand. We only know that You are crazy in love with us.

    Now, Dear God, may we bring to You our immediate need: the end to this pandemic, the end to senseless violence, the end to the evil forces that are working to sabotage our democracy. Show you power over everything that tries to destroy us, visible and invisible.

    Dear Jesus, King of the universe, Lord of all Nations, be with us during these frightening times. We surrender ourselves to You; take care of everything.

  5. My second question is…which healers are we suppose say on the evening of corpus Christy since Monday is the solemnity of st John de Baptists? Thanks

  6. Corpus Christy was last Thursday in the Benedictine community why is it not universally celebrated that day than on Sunday? I understand it it is celebrated Thursday after trinity Sunday.

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