THE CELEBRATION OF THE HOURS

(FEBRUARY 23, 2014)
Week III, 7th Sunday in Ordinary Time
ANGELUS
(All stand)
P. The angel of the Lord declared unto Mary
C. And she conceived of the Holy Spirit
P. Hail Mary . . .
C. Holy Mary, Mother of God . . .
P. Behold the handmaid of the Lord. . .
C. Be it done unto me according to Thy word
P. Hail Mary . . .
C. Holy Mary, Mother of God . . .
P. And the Word was made flesh
C. And dwelt among us
P. Hail Mary . . .
C. Holy Mary, Mother of God . . .
P. Pray for us, O, holy Mother of God
C. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ,
P. Let us pray,
C. Pour forth, we beseech You, O Lord,
Your grace into our hearts;
that we to whom the incarnation of Christ Your Son
was made known by the message of an angel,
may by His passion and cross be brought to the glory of His resurrection,
through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.
P. Glory…
C. As it was in the beginning . . .
(Remain standing)
Prayer Leader:
Community:

Lord, open my lips…
and my mouth will proclaim your praise.

INVITATORY PSALM
First Chanter:

Come, let us sing to the Lord, and shout with joy to the Rock who
saves us.

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and provoked me. . listen to the voice of the Lord: Do not grow stubborn. and shout with joy to the Rock who saves us.Community: Lord . Community: Come. then. Although they had seen all of my works. First Chanter: Come. Community: Come. let us sing to the Lord and shout with the joy to the Rock who saves us. bending the knee before the Lord. the dry land. and shout with joy to the Rock who saves us. For he is our God and we are his people. let us sing to the Lord. First Chanter: Today. let us sing to the Lord. He holds in his hands the depths of the earth and the highest mountains as well. First Chanter: The Lord is God. and shout with joy to the Rock who saves us. “They shall not enter into my rest”. let us sing to the Lord. Community: Come. First Chanter: Forty years I endured that generation. the Great King over all the gods. let us bow down and worship.” So I swore in my anger. the flock He shepherds. “They are a people whose hearts go astray and they do not know my ways. . our Maker. Community: Come. He made the sea. (Repeats the Invitatory Antiphon) Come let us sing to the PSALM 95 First Chanter: Come. the Mighty God. too. let us sing to the Lord. when at Meriba and Massah they challenged me. and shout with joy to the Rock who saves us. I said. it belongs to Him. as your fathers did in the wilderness. 2 . Let us approach Him with praise and thanksgiving and sing joyful songs to the Lord. for it was formed by his hands.

HYMN (A hymn from the Psalter can be recited or sung. Choir 2: Word made flesh. Amen Community: (Repeats the Antiphon) Come. Choir 2: God. Choir 1: God the Father’s Name we praise. and to the Son. creation’s Lord and Spring Did the world from darkness bring. the first of days. 3 . all hail to thee Thou from sin hast set us free. you impart Gifts of love to every heart. Who.) First Chanter: (Intones the first line of the hymn) On this day. Choir 1: Father. And conform our wills to thine. and to the Holy Spirit. Fill us with that love divine. is now and will be forever. and shout with joy to the Rock who saves us. feast or season can also be sung. First Chanter: Glory to the Father.Community: Come. let us sing to the Lord. let us sing to the Lord. An alternative song of your choice that is appropriate to the hour. and shout with joy to the Rock who saves us. Give us light and grace. Fill our hearts this holy day. As it was in the beginning. On this day the Spirit came With His gifts of living flame. And with thee we die and rise Unto God in sacrifice. Choir 1: Holy Spirit. who didst fashion man Godlike in thy loving plan. May thy holy will be done. we pray. Choir 2: On this day the eternal Son Over death His triumph won. the blessed Three in One.

Psalm 63:2-9 First Chanter: (Intones first line of the first strophe while standing and then sits) The Lord is king. Choir 1: the Lord has robed himself with might. O Lord. Choir 1: The waters have lifted up. with majesty enrobed. PSALMODY: (All must be seated except the First Chanter for intonement) Antiphon I First Chanter: (Intones first few words while standing) Glorious is the. the waters have lifted up their thunder. Amen. not to be moved. and to the Son.In thy word our souls are free. Choir 2: Greater than the roar of mighty waters more glorious than the surgings of the sea. Community: Lord on high. Choir 1: Truly your decrees are to be trusted. until the end of time Choir 2: Glory to the Father. alleluia. the waters have lifted up their voice. O Lord. O Lord. your throne has stood firm from of old. . Holiness is fitting to your house. . and to the Holy Spirit Choir 1: As it was in the beginning is now and will be for ever. 4 . you are. From all eternity. And we rest this day with thee. the Lord is glorious on high. he has girded himself with power. Choir 2: The world you made firm..

bless the Lord. Fire and heat. bless the Lord. bless the Lord. Lord. . bless the Lord. . Dew and rain. bless the Lord. All you hosts of the Lord. bless the Lord. All you waters above the heavens.56 Second Chanter: (Intones first line of the first strophe while standing and then sits) Bless the Lord. All you winds. bless the Lord. Nights and days. 5 . all you works of the Lord. You heavens. Lightnings and clouds. bless the Lord. Praise and exalt him above all forever. Frost and chill. bless the Lord. alleluia. You springs. Choir 2: Let the earth bless the Lord. bless the Lord. bless the Lord. bless the Lord. bless the Lord. bless the Lord. You dolphins and all water creatures. Seas and rivers. Stars of heaven.Daniel 3:57-88. . Everything growing from the earth. . Angels of the Lord. bless the Lord. Canticle . Choir 2: Praise and exalt him above all forever.. Light and darkness. bless the Lord. alleluia. bless the Lord. bless the Lord. Community: Lord on high. Antiphon 2 Second Chanter: (Stands and intones first few words) To you. . bless the Lord. bless the Lord. Choir 1: Every shower and dew. bless the Lord.First Chanter: (Intones first few words while standing) Glorious is the. Sun and moon. Ice and snow. Cold and chill. Mountains and hills. Community: be highest glory and praise for ever.

All you beasts. Holy men of humble heart. bless the Lord. Let us praise and exalt him above all forever. Community: be highest glory and praise for ever. Spirits and souls of the just. sun and moon. bless the Lord. Psalm 148 First Chanter: (Intones first line of the first strophe while standing and then sits) Praise the Lord from the heavens. .All you birds of the air. Choir 2: Let us bless the Father. bless the Lord. bless the Lord. Antiphon 3 First Chanter: (Stands and intones first few words) Praise the Lord . Lord. Choir 1: O Israel. He commanded: they were made. Servants of the Lord. Choir 1: praise him in the heights. . and the Holy Spirit. praise him. . highest heavens and the waters above the heavens. Blessed are you. You sons of men. Azaraiah. shining stars. Second Chanter: (Stands and intones first few words) To you. Community: from the heavens. 6 . all his angels. alleluia. . Choir 2: Praise him. praise him. bless the Lord. bless the Lord. alleluia. . bless the Lord. Hananaiah. Praise and exalt him above all forever. Praiseworthy and glorious and exalted above all forever. wild and tame. all his host. in the firmament of heaven. Priests of the Lord. Mishael. bless the Lord. Choir 1: Let them praise the name of the Lord. Lord. Praise and exalt him above all forever. Praise him. bless the Lord. and the Son. Praise him.

reads while the community remains seated) Thus says the Lord God: O my people. Then you shall know that I am the Lord. He is the praise of all his saints. sea creatures and all oceans. reptiles and birds on the wing. O my people! I will put my spirit in you that you may live. and to the Son. gave a law which shall not pass away. . First Chanter: (Stands and intones first few words) Praise the Lord . The splendor of his name reaches beyond heaven and earth. young men and maidens. says the Lord. earth's princes and rulers. I have promised. fire and hail. beasts. Amen. alleluia. all fruit trees and cedars. Choir 1: Glory to the Father. Choir 2: all earth's kings and peoples. when I open your graves and have you rise from them. of the sons of Israel. and to the Holy Spirit Choir 2: As it was in the beginning is now and will be for ever. . of the people to whom he comes close. Choir 2: He exalts the strength of his people. and I will settle you upon your land. Choir 1: all mountains and hills. snow and mist. and bring you back to the land of Israel. wild and tame. 7 . stormy winds that obey his word.He fixed them for ever. the old men together with children. READING Ezekiel 37:12b-14 (First Chanter stands facing the community. Choir 1: Let them praise the name of the Lord for he alone is exalted. Community: from the heavens. and I will do it. thus you shall know that I am the Lord. I will open your graves and have you rise from them. Choir 2: Praise the Lord from the earth.

Community: have mercy on us. Choir 2: He promised to show mercy to our fathers 8 . born of the house of his servant David. Choir 1: Through his holy prophets he promised of old that he would save us from our enemies. and gave praise to God. from the hands of all who hate us. have mercy on us.RESPONSORY First Chanter: Christ. First Chanter: Glory to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit. Son of the living God. Community: Christ. have mercy on us. Choir 2: He has raised up for us a mighty savior. CANTICLE OF ZECHARIAH First Chanter: (Intones first line of the first strophe) Blessed be the Lord. Son of the living God. all who saw it gave glory to God. BENEDICTUS (Everybody stands and makes the sign of the cross in the beginning of the Canticle) Antiphon First Chanter: Community: (Intones first few words) The paralyzed man picked up… the bed on which he was lying. the God of Israel Choir 1: He has come to his people and set them free. Son of the living God. Community: Christ. have mercy on us. First Chanter: You are seated at the right hand of the Father.

. hear us as we pray: Community: Enlighten your people. . INTERCESSIONS Prayer Leader: Father. you sent the Holy Spirit to enlighten our hearts. my child. Lord. to give his people knowledge of salvation by the forgiveness of their sins. Community: I will make you fishers of men. our light. says the Lord. First Chanter: (Intones first few words) Come follow me. and to the Holy Spirit Choir 1: As it was in the beginning is now and will be for ever. free to worship Him without fear. and to guide our feet into the way of peace. Prayer Leader: Blessed are you. Prayer Leader: You enlightened the world through the resurrection of your Son. O God. shall be called the prophet of the Most High. 9 . . Choir 2: You. and to the Son. Choir 2: Glory to the Father.you have given us a new day resplendent with your glory. Community: . holy and righteous in his sight all the days of our life. Choir 1: This was the oath He promised to our father Abraham.and to remember his holy covenant. Amen. for you will go to before the Lord to prepare his way. to shine on those who dwell in darkness and the shadow of death. to set us free from the hands of our enemies. Choir 1: In the tender compassion of our God the dawn from on high shall break upon us.

(The Prayer Leader and the Community recite the Lord’s Prayer) CONCLUDING PRAYER (In the absence of priest or deacon) Prayer Leader: Father. Community: . Teresa 10 . the Father. Prayer Leader: May the Lord bless us. protect us from all evil and bring us to everlasting life. keep before us the wisdom and love you have revealed in your Son. Community: . Prayer Leader: You gave the disciples of your only begotten Son the Spirit's gift of understanding. Help us to be like him in word and deed. Prayer Leader: Light of nations.Community: . Community: Amen. the only true God. Community: Amen. Prayer Leader: Prayer to St.through your Church shed this light on all men. Community: And with your Spirit. for he lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit. remember those who remain in darkness. the Son and the Holy Spirit. (when a priest or deacon is present.through the same Spirit keep the Church faithful to you. One God. he dismisses the community) Priest: The Lord be with you. Priest: May the almighty God bless you.open their eyes and let them recognize you. let us offer the prayer Christ himself taught us. for ever and ever. Prayer Leader: Please add your intentions Prayer Leader: Gathering our prayer and praises into one. Community: Amen.

grant that by the same Holy Spirit we may be truly wise and ever rejoice in His consolations. . Teach us to make your prayer our own. strengthen within us these foundations: a genuine humility. Despise not our petitions in our necessities but deliver us from all dangers. Bless our family. Queen and Mother of Carmel. May Jesus be our joy. Since Thou regardest with an eye of special kindness those who wear Thy Scapular. O glorious and blessed Virgin Mary and to you O Glorious Saint Joseph. Community: And you shall renew the face of the earth. wholehearted servant of love.Community: St. Teach us to walk with determined fidelity along the path of interior prayer. I was born for You. who by the light of the Holy Spirit did instruct the hearts of the faithful. Share with us your intense apostolic love for the Church. our Protector and Provider. for my whole life is but a small return for the many graces and blessings that have come from God to me through Thy hands. and our most intimate friend. Holy Spirit fill the hearts of your faithful and enkindle in them the fire of your love. What is Your will for me?” COME HOLY SPIRIT President: Come. our hope and energy. I come today to consecrate myself to Thee. O Holy Mother of God. a heart free from attachment and an unconditional love for others. I implore Thee to strengthen my weakness 11 . “I am Yours. President: Let us pray Community: O God. dwelling deep within us At the school of Mary our mother. Prayer Leader: PRAYER OF CONSECRATION TO OUR LADY OF MOUNT CARMEL Community: O Mary. Send forth your Spirit and they shall be created. through Christ our Lord. . Teresa of Jesus. attentive to the presence of the Blessed Trinity. an unquenchable fountain. SILENCE (FOR 15 minutes) – Glory be to the Father . the Lord. Holy Mother. CLOSING PRAYER (sub tuum presidium) President: We fly to your protection. Amen.

to offer all to Jesus through Thee. day by day. O dearest Mother. my debt of humble homage to Thee. meekness. FINAL HYMN: FLOWER OF CARMEL 12 . and to make my life the mirror of Thy humility.with Thy power. may come one day to exchange Thy Scapular for the wedding Garment of heaven and dwell with Thee and the Saints of Carmel in the Kingdom of Thy Son. patience. by Thy never-failing love that I. an unworthy sinner. charity. to increase in me faith. I shall strive to live in the sweet companionship of Thy spirit. Amen. to enlighten the darkness of my mind with Thy wisdom. and prayerfulness. From henceforth. hope and charity that I may render. May it separate me from all that is sinful in life and remind me constantly of my duty to behold Thee and clothe myself with Thy virtues. May Thy Scapular keep Thine eyes of mercy turned towards me and bring me Thy special protection in the daily struggle to be faithful to Thy Divine Son and to Thee. support me.