Tuesday, February 2, 2016

The Introits, Collects, etc. The Tranfiguration

The Transfiguration
August 6

Antiphons for the Psalms at Matins and Evensong

1. Today, when the Lord was transfigured, the Father’s voice was heard: * and Moses and Elijah appeared in glory, talking with Jesus.
2. The Law was signified by Moses, and the prophets by Elijah, * who were seen on the mountain in majesty, shining with brightness, talking with the Lord.
3. O Lord, my God, thou art become exceeding glorious; * thou deckest thyself with light as it were a garment.
4. And there came a voice, saying: * This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased: hear ye him.
5. The voice of the Lord thundereth through all hidden places, * so that in his temple doth every man speak openly of his glory.

1st Evensong
The Psalms Appointed
97 & 99

The Readings
1 Kings 19:1–12 & 2 Cor. 4:1–6

The Antiphon for the Magnificat
Christ Jesus, the brightness of the Father and the express image of his Person, who upholdeth all things by the word of his power, * while he was by himself purging away our sins, vouchsafed on this day to show himself in glory upon an high mountain.

The Psalms Appointed

The Readings
Exod. 34:29 & 2 Cor. 3

The Antiphon for the Benedictus
And behold there was a voice out of the cloud, which said, * This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him, Alleluia!

Holy Communion

The Introit Ps 84:1-7

    HOW amiable are thy dwellings, * thou LORD of hosts!
    2 My soul hath a desire and longing to enter into the courts of the L
ORD; * my heart and my flesh rejoice in the living God.
    3 Yea, the sparrow hath found her an house, and the swallow a nest, where she may lay her young; * even thy altars, O L
ORD of hosts, my King and my God.
    4 Blessed are they that dwell in thy house; * they will be alway praising thee.
    5 Blessed is the man whose strength is in thee; * in whose heart are thy ways.
    6 Who going through the vale of misery use it for a well; * and the pools are filled with water.
    7 They will go from strength to strength, * and unto the God of gods appeareth every one of them in Sion.

The Collect.

O GOD, who on the mount didst reveal to chosen witnesses thine only-begotten Son wonderfully transfigured, in raiment white and glistering; Mercifully grant that we, being delivered from the disquietude of this world, may be permitted to behold the King in his beauty, who with thee, O Father, and thee, O Holy Ghost, liveth and reigneth, one God, world without end. Amen.

The Epistle. 2 St. Pet. i. 13.

I THINK it meet, as long as I am in this tabernacle, to stir you up by putting you in remembrance; knowing that shortly I must put off this my tabernacle, even as our Lord Jesus Christ hath shewed me. Moreover I will endeavour that ye may be able after my decease to have these things always in remembrance. For we have not followed cunningly devised fables, when we made known unto you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ,. but were eyewitnesses of his majesty. For he received from God the Father honour and glory, when there came such a voice to him from the excellent glory, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. And this voice which came from heaven we heard, when we were with him in the holy mount.

The Gradual Ps 84:8-13

    8 O LORD God of hosts, hear my prayer; * hearken, O God of Jacob.
    9 Behold, O God our defender, * and look upon the face of thine anointed.
    10 For one day in thy courts * is better than a thousand.
    11 I had rather be a door-keeper in the house of my God, * than to dwell in the tents of ungodliness.
    12 For the L
ORD God is a light and defence; * the LORD will give grace and worship; and no good thing shall he withhold from them that live a godly life.
    13 O L
ORD God of hosts, * blessed is the man that putteth his trust in thee.

The Gospel.
St. Luke ix. 28.

AND it came to pass about an eight days after these sayings, he took Peter and John and James, and went up into a mountain to pray. And as he prayed, the fashion of his countenance war altered, and his raiment was white and glistering. And, behold, there talked with him two men, which were Moses and Elias: who appeared in glory, and spake of his decease, which he should accomplish at Jerusalem. But Peter and they that were with him were heavy with sleep: and when they were awake, they saw his glory, and the two men that stood with him. And it came to pass, as they departed from him, Peter said unto Jesus, Master, it is good for us to be here: and let us make three tabernacles; one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elias: not knowing what he said. While he thus spake, there came a cloud, and overshadowed them: and they feared as they entered into the cloud. And there came a voice out of the cloud, saying, This is my beloved Son: hear him. And when the voice was past, Jesus was found alone. And they kept it close, and told no man in those days any of those things which they had seen.
2nd Evensong
The Psalms Appointed
29 & 93

The Readings
Exod. 24:12 & Phil. 3:13

The Antiphon for the Magnificat

Today when the Father's voice was heard, and the Lord was transfigured, * Moses and Elijah appeared in glory, and spake of his decease, which he should accomplish.

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