Vespers in Paschal Time

Vespers in Paschal Time after the Ascension Creator Spirit, heav’nly dove, Descend upon us from above; With graces manifold restore Your creatures as they were before. To you, the Comforter, we cry; To you, the gift of God most high, True fount of life, the fire of love, The soul’s anointing from above. In...

Vespers in the Paschal Octave

Vespers in Easter Week – 1. The Lamb’s high banquet called to share, Arrayed in garments white and fair, The Red Sea past, we now would sing To Jesus our triumphant King. 2. Protected in the Paschal night From the destroying angel's might, In triumph went the ransomed free From Pharoah's cruel tyranny. 3....

Vespers in the Paschal Octave

Vespers in Easter Week – Go and tell my brethren, alleluia, to go to Galilee, and there they will see me, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia. ~Psalm Antiphon 4

Vespers in the Paschal Octave

Vespers in the Paschal Octave On the evening of that day, the first day of the week, the doors being shut where the disciples were assembled, Jesus came and stood among them and said to them, “Peace be with you,” alleluia. ~Magnificat Antiphon

Vespers in Holy Week

Holy Week at Vespers – 3. Fulfilled is all that David told in true prophetic song of old, That God the nations’ king should be And reign in triumph from the tree. 4. O tree of beauty, tree most fair, ordained those holy limbs to bear: Gone is your shame, each crimsoned bough Proclaims...

Vespers in Holy Week

Holy Week at Vespers – 1. The royal banners forward go; The cross shines forth in mystic glow Where he, by whom our flesh was made, In that same flesh our ransom paid: 2. Where deep for us the spear was dyed, Life’s torrent rushing from his side, To wash us in the precious...

Vespers in Lent

Lent at Vespers until Palm Sunday – Spare us, O Lord, who now confess our sins and all our wickedness, and, for the glory of thy Name, our weakened souls to health reclaim. ~Office Hymn, st. 3

Vespers in Lent

Lent at Vespers until Palm Sunday Give us the discipline that springs from abstinence in outward things with inward fasting, so that we in heart and soul may dwell with thee. ~Office hymn, st. 4

Vespers in Lent

Lent at Vespers – Each heart is manifest to thee; thou knowest our infirmity: now we repent, and seek thy face; grant unto us thy pardoning grace. ~Office hymn until Palm Sunday, st. 2