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

Easter Week at Vespers – 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. Protected in the Paschal night From the destroying angel’s might, In triumph went the ransomed free From Pharaoh’s cruel tyranny. Now Christ our...

Vespers in Holy Week

Holy Week at Vespers – 5. Blest tree, whose chosen branches bore The wealth that did the world restore, The price of human kind to pay And spoil the spoiler of his prey. 6. To you, eternal Three in One, Our songs shall rise in unison; Those whom you ransom and restore Preserve and...

Vespers in Holy Week

Vespers in Holy Week, from Palm Sunday – 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...

Lauds & Vespers in Lent

Lent at Lauds and Vespers, until Palm Sunday – V. I said, Lord be merciful to me. R. I said, Lord be merciful to me. V. Heal me, for I have sinned against you. R. Be merciful to me. V. Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. R....

Vespers in Lent

Lent at Vespers, until Palm Sunday – Grant, O thou blessed Trinity; grant, O unchanging Unity; that this our fast of forty days may work our profit and thy praise! Amen. ~Office Hymn, st. 5

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, 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 – Each heart is manifest to thee; thou knowest our infirmity: now we repent, and seek thy face; grant unto us thy pard’ning grace. ~Office Hymn, st. 2 ~Image: St. John the Baptist Abbey Church, Alsace.

Vespers in Lent

Lent at Vespers, until Palm Sunday – Audi, benigne Conditor 1. Kind Maker of the world, O hear the fervent prayer, with many a tear poured forth by all the penitent who keep this holy fast of Lent! ~Office Hymn