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ADVENT HOPE Hope... ADVENT HOPE A JOURNEY WITH THE HOLY FAMILY Vespers & Benediction Third Sunday of Advent December 13, 2020 Seven o’clock The Most Reverend David Zubik, Presider

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    Vespers & Benediction

    Third Sunday of Advent December 13, 2020

    Seven o’clock

    The Most Reverend David Zubik, Presider

    The Reverend Boniface Hicks, O.S.B., Homilist

    Sponsored by the Diocese of Pittsburgh

  • HYMN O Salutaris Hostia WERNER

    Men sing stanzas 1, 3, and 5. Women sing stanzas 2, 4, and 6.


    ℣ 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.

    WELCOME Bishop William Waltersheid




    1. O salutaris Hostia,

    Quae caeli pandis ostium:

    Bella premunt hostilia,

    Da robur, fer auxilium.

    2. Uni trinoque Domino

    Sit sempiterna gloria,

    Qui vitam sine termino

    Nobis donet in patria. Amen.

    O saving Victim, who expands the door of heaven, hostile armies press, give strength, bear aid.

    To the One and Triune Lord, may there be everlasting glory; who life without end gives us in the homeland. Amen.


    HYMN Creator of the Stars of Night

  • The Lord's revelation to my Master: † "Sit on my right: * your foes I will put beneath your feet." 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 Melchizedek of old." The Master standing at your right hand * will shatter kings in the day of his great 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 forever. Amen.



    PSALMODY ANTIPHON I 1 Samuel 2: 8

    The congregation is invited to sit. The first psalm is sung alternating between men and women.

  • ANTIPHON III Tit 2: 12-13

    The following psalm is sung by the choir alone.

    I will thank the Lord with all my heart * in the meeting of the just and their assembly.

    Great are the works of the Lord ; * to be pondered by all who love them.

    Majestic and glorious his work, * his justice stands firm for ever.

    He makes us remember his wonders. * The Lord is compassion and love.

    He gives food to those who fear him; * keeps his covenant ever in mind.

    He has shown his might to his people * by giving them the lands of the nations.

    His works are justice and truth: * his precepts are all of them sure,

    standing firm for ever and ever: * they are made in uprightness and truth.

    He has sent deliverance to his people † and established his covenant for ever. * Holy his Name, to be feared.

    To fear the Lord is the first stage of wisdom; † all who do so prove themselves wise. * His praise shall last 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.

    Psalm 111

    CANTICLE Cf. Revelation 19:1-7


    Salvation, glory, and power to our God.

    His judgments are honest and true. Sing praise to our God, all you his servants, Alleluia all who worship him reverently, great and small. Alleluia, alleluia. The Lord our all-powerful God is King; Alleluia let us rejoice, sing praise, and give him glory. Alleluia, alleluia. The wedding feast of the Lamb has begun, Alleluia and his bride is prepared to welcome him. Alleluia, alleluia. Glory to the Father, and to the Son, Alleluia and to the Holy Spirit. Alleluia, alleluia. As it was in the beginning, is now, Alleluia and will be forever. Amen. Alleluia, alleluia.

  • READING Philippians 4: 4-5

    HOMILY Father Boniface Hicks, O.S.B. MUSICAL REFLECTION “Allemande” from Cello Suite no. 1, BWV 1007

    Johann Sebastian Bach RESPONSORY


    Mt 11:3–5

    Please stand.



    Response: Come and stay with us, Lord.


    ℣ You have given them Bread from Heaven.

    ℟ Having all sweetness within it.


  • 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 Spirit, 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.



    POSTLUDE Postlude on “Sleepers, Wake!” Sigfrid Karg-Elert

  • Acknowledgements

    With gratitude to:

    The Most Reverend David Zubik Bishop of Pittsburgh

    The Most Reverend William Waltersheid,

    Auxiliary Bishop of Pittsburgh

    The Reverend Boniface Hicks, O.S.B. General Manager, We Are One Body Radio

    Director of Spiritual Formation, Saint Vincent Archabbey

    Judene Indovina Director for Catholic Identity, Diocese of Pittsburgh

    Erica Gamerro

    Director, Department for Liturgy & Worship, Episcopal Master of Ceremonies, Diocese of Pittsburgh

    The Reverend Nicholas Vaskov

    Team Moderator and Director, Shrines of Pittsburgh

    Nicholas Will, Organist & Choirmaster

    Karissa Shivone, Cellist


    Creator of the Stars of Night: Conditor alme siderum, 9th century. English translation by John Mason Neale, 1818-1866. All rights reserved.

    . The English translations of texts of the psalms are from The Liturgy of the Hours copyright © 1974, 1975, 1976, International Committee on English in the Liturgy, Inc. All rights reserved. Psalm texts copyright © The Grail (England) 1963. Published by Collins, London, 1963.

    All rights reserved. Chant setting of the Responsory by Cyprian G. Constantine, O.S.B., Copyright © 2001 Saint Vincent

    Archabbey, Latrobe, PA 15650. All rights reserved. Chant Settings of the antiphons, Gospel Canticle,

    and the Psalm tones are by Fr. Samuel Weber, O.S.B., Copyright © 2012 St. Meinrad Archabbey, St. Meinrad, IN 47577 All rights reserved.

    Tantum ergo Sacramentum engraving © 2012, Church Music Association of America, Creative Commons attribution license 3.0. All rights reserved.

    Holy God, We Praise Thy Name: Tune from Allgemeines Katholisches Gesangbuch, Vienna, 1774. Text: Te Deum, Attr. Ignaz Franz, 1719—1790, Tr. By Clarence A. Walworth, 1830—1900.