Advent Adoration

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

O salutaris Hostia,
Quae caeli pandis ostium:
Bella premunt hostilia,
Da robur, fer auxilium.
Uni trinoque Domino
Sit sempiterna gloria,
Qui vitam sine termino
Nobis donet in patria.
Amen.

translation:

O saving Victim, opening wide
The gate of Heaven to us below;
Our foes press hard on every side;
Thine aid supply; thy strength bestow.
To thy great name be endless praise,
Immortal Godhead, One in Three.
O grant us endless length of days,
In our true native land with thee.
Amen.

Evening Prayer

All say the words in bold

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.

Antiphon 1 See how glorious he is, coming forth as Savior of all peoples!

(Side 1)
The Lord’s revelation to my Master: 
“Sit on my right: 
your foes I will put beneath your feet.”

(Side 2)
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 1. See how glorious he is, coming forth as Savior of all peoples!

Antiphon 2 Crooked paths will be straightened, and rough ways made smooth. Come, O Lord, do not delay, alleluia.

Happy the man who fears the Lord,
who takes delight in all his commands.
His sons will be powerful on earth;
the children of the upright are blessed.

Riches and wealth are in his house;
his justice stands firm for ever.
He is a light in the darkness for the upright:
he is generous, merciful and just.

The good man takes pity and lends,
he conducts his affairs with honor.
The just man will never waver:
he will be remembered for ever.

He has no fear of evil news;
with a firm heart he trusts in the Lord.
With a steadfast heart he will not fear;
he will see the downfall of his foes.

Open-handed, he gives to the poor;
his justice stands firm for ever.
His head will be raised in glory.

The wicked man sees and is angry,
grinds his teeth and fades away;
the desire of the wicked leads to doom.

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 2. Crooked paths will be straightened, and rough ways made smooth. Come, O Lord, do not delay, alleluia.


Ant. 3 Ever wider will his kingdom spread, eternally at peace, alleluia.

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.

Alleluia.
Glory to the Father, and to the Son,  
and to the Holy Spirit: 
Alleluia.

Alleluia.
As it was in the beginning, is now,  
and will be forever. Amen. 
Alleluia.

Ant. Ever wider will his kingdom spread, eternally at peace, alleluia.

READING
Philippians 4:4-5

Rejoice in the Lord always! I say it again. Rejoice! Everyone should see how unselfish you are. The Lord is near.

RESPONSORY

Lord, show us your mercy and love.
– Lord, show us your mercy and love.

And grant us your salvation,
– your mercy and love.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.
– Lord, show us your mercy and love.


GOSPEL CANTICLE

Ant. O Flower of Jesse’s stem, you have been raised up as a sign for all peoples; kings stand silent in your presence; the nations bow down in worship before you. Come, let nothing keep you from coming to our aid.

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. O Flower of Jesse’s stem, you have been raised up as a sign for all peoples; kings stand silent in your presence; the nations bow down in worship before you. Come, let nothing keep you from coming to our aid.

INTERCESSIONS

To Christ the Lord, who was born of the Virgin Mary, let us pray with joyful hearts:
Come, Lord Jesus!

Lord Jesus, in the mystery of your incarnation you revealed your glory to the world,
– give us new life by your coming.

You have taken our weakness upon yourself,
– grant us your mercy.

You redeemed the world from sin by your first coming in humility,
– free us from all guilt when you come again in glory.

You live and rule over all,
– in your goodness bring us to our eternal inheritance.

You sit at the right hand of the Father,
– gladden the souls of the dead with your light.

THE LORD’S PRAYER

(Gathering our prayer and praises into one, let us offer the prayer Christ himself taught 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


Lord,
fill our hearts with your love,
and as you revealed to us by an angel
the coming of your Son as man,
so lead us through his suffering and death
to the glory of his resurrection,
for he lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
God, for ever and ever.
– Amen.

Tantum Ergo

Tantum ergo Sacramentum
Veneremur cernui:
Et antiquum documentum
Novo cedat ritui:
Præstet fides supplementum
Sensuum defectui.

Genitori, Genitoque
Laus et iubilatio,
Salus, honor, virtus quoque
Sit et benedictio:
Procedenti ab utroque
Compar sit laudatio.

translation:

Therefore, so greatly the Sacrament
Let us venerate with heads bowed
And let the old practice
Give way to the new rite;
Let faith provide a supplement
For the failure of the senses.
To the Begetter and the Begotten,
Be praise and jubilation,Hail,
honour, virtue also,
And blessing too:
To the One proceeding from Both
Let there be equal praise.
(source)

Prayer

Lord Jesus Christ,
you gave us the Eucharist
as the memorial of your suffering and death.
May our worship of this sacrament of your Body and Blood
help us to experience the salvation you won for us
and the peace of the kingdom
where you live with the Father and the Holy Spirit,
God, for ever and ever.

Benediction

Divine Praises

Blessed be God.
Blessed be His Holy Name. 
Blessed be Jesus Christ, true God and true Man.
Blessed be the Name of Jesus.
Blessed be His Most Sacred Heart.
Blessed be His Most Precious Blood.
Blessed be Jesus in the Most Holy Sacrament of the Altar.
Blessed be the Holy Ghost, the Paraclete.
Blessed be the great Mother of God, Mary most Holy.
Blessed be her Holy and Immaculate Conception.
Blessed be her Glorious Assumption.
Blessed be the name of Mary, Virgin and Mother.
Blessed be St. Joseph, her most chaste spouse.
Blessed be God in His Angels and in His Saints.
Amen.

Reposition

Holy God, we praise Thy Name;
Lord of all, we bow before Thee!
All on earth Thy scepter claim,
All in Heaven above adore Thee;
Infinite Thy vast domain,
Everlasting is Thy reign.

Hark! the loud celestial hymn
Angel choirs above are raising,
Cherubim and seraphim,
In unceasing chorus praising;
Fill the heavens with sweet accord:
Holy, holy, holy, Lord.

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