A brief examination of conscience is made.

Hebdomadarian:  I confess to almighty God, *
All: to blessed Mary ever-Virgin,
to blessed Dominic our Father, to all the Saints,
and to you, my brothers and sisters, that I have greatly sinned
in my thoughts and in my words,
in what I have done and in what I have failed to do, through my fault:
I ask you to pray for me.

Hebdomadarian: May almighty God have mercy on us,
forgive us all our sins,
free us from all evil,
keep us safe and strengthen us in every good work,
and bring us to eternal life.
All: Amen.



Text: Te lucis ante terminum, 6th c. [Proprium Officiorum O.P.: Liturgia Horarum, 1982, p. 674]; st. 1-3, composite arranged by David F. Wright, O.P. (b. 1941); st. 4, James Waring McCrady (b.1938), The Hymnal 1982.
Tune: TE LUCIS ANTE TERMINUM, LM; Plainsong [Completorium O.P., 1957, p. 17].


Antiphon 1 

Psalm 86 (85)
Poor man’s prayer in trouble
Blessed be God you comforts us in all our trials (2 Corinthians 1:3,4).

1 Turn your ear, O LORD, and an∙swer me, *
for I am poor and need∙y.
2 Preserve my soul, for I am faith∙ful; *
save the servant who trusts in you, my God.

3 Have mercy on me, O LORD, *
for I cry to you all the day long.
4 Gladden the soul of your ser∙vant, *
for I lift up my soul to you, O LORD.

5 O LORD, you are good and for∙giv∙ing, *
full of mercy to all who call to you.
6 Give ear, O LORD, to my prayer, *
and attend to my voice in supplica∙tion.

7 In the day of distress, I will call to you, *
and surely you will an∙swer me.
8 Among the gods there is none like you, O LORD, *
nor works to compare with yours.

9 All the nations you have made shall come;
they will bow down before you, O LORD, *
and glorify your name,
10 for you are great and do marvelous deeds, *
you who alone are God.

11 Teach me, O LORD, your way,
so that I may walk in your truth, *
single-heart∙ed to fear your name.

12 I will praise you, LORD my God, with all my heart, *
and glorify your name forev∙er.
13 Your mercy to me has been great; *
you have saved me from the depths of the grave.

14 The proud have risen against me, O God;
a band of the ruthless seeks my life*
To you they pay no heed.

15 But you, O God, are compassionate and gra∙cious, *
slow to anger, O LORD,
abundant in mercy and fi∙del∙ity; *
16 turn and take pity on me.

O give your strength to your ser∙vant, *
and save the son of your hand∙maid.
17 Show me the sign of your fa∙vor,
that my foes may see to their shame *
that you, O LORD, give me comfort and help.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, *
and to the Holy Spir∙it:
as it was in the beginning, is now,   *
and will be for everAmen.

Antiphon 1

READING 1 Thessalonians 5:9-10

God has not destined us for wrath,
but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ,
who died for us so that whether we wake or sleep
we might live with him.




Luke 2:29-32
Christ is the light of the nations and the glory of Israel

29 Lord, now you let your ser∙vant go in peace *
in accordance with your word.

30 For my eyes have seen your sal∙va∙tion *
31 which you have prepared in the sight of all the peo∙ples.

32 A light for reve∙la∙tion to the Gen∙tiles *
and the glory of your peo∙ple Israel

Glory to the Fa∙ther and to the Son *
and to the Holy Spir∙it,
As it was in the be∙gin∙ning, is now, *
and will be for ev∙erAmen.

Repeat Antiphon


Then the Hebdomadarian says the Prayer, with the invitation Let us pray.

Hebdomadarian: Visit this house, we pray, O Lord,
and drive far from it all snares of the enemy;
may your holy Angels dwell here
to keep us in peace,
and may your blessing rest upon us always.
Through Christ our Lord.

All: Amen.

HebdomadarianMay the all-powerful and merciful Lord grant us a restful night and a peaceful death.



(English: Hail, holy Queen, Mother of mercy, hail, our life, our sweetness, and our hope. To thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve. To thee do we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this valley of tears. Turn then, most gracious advocate, thine eyes of mercy toward us, and after this our exile show unto us the blessed fruit of your womb, Jesus. O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary.)

Hebdomadarian:      V. Permit us to sing your praises, holy Virgin.
                                     R. Mother of God, intercede for us.

Hebdomadarian:      V. Grant, we pray, Lord God, that we, your servants,
                                          may rejoice in unfailing health of mind and body,
                                          and, through the glorious intercession of Blessed Mary ever-Virgin,
                                          may be set free from present sorrow
                                          and enjoy eternal happiness.
                                          Through Christ our Lord.


(English: Light of the Church, teacher of truth, rose of patience, ivory of chastity, you freely poured forth the water of wisdom; preacher of grace, unite us with the blessed.)

Hebdomadarian:      V. Blessed Father Dominic, pray for us.
                                     R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Hebdomadarian:      V. Grant, we pray, almighty God,
                                     that we who are weighed down by the burden of our sins,
                                     may be relieved through the patronage of the Blessed Dominic,
                                     your confessor and our Father.
                                     Through Christ our Lord.

Prior:                          May the souls of the faithful departed
                                     through the mercy of God rest in peace.

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