Visitation to Elizabeth Tuesday Evening

WEDNESDAY
Ramsho
INTRODUCTION

DOXOLOGY
Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit,
as we being and until we conclude.
May mercy and compassion be poured forth upon us in this
world and the next.
O Lord, our God, to you be glory for ever.
Amen.
OPENING PRAYER
Lord God, grant that we may never cease to long for the heavenly kingdom you have promised us,
and to aspire to the real treasures you have prepared for us.
Through your grace may we obtain these things,
and, with your elect, we shall give thanks to you who are good now and for ever.
Amen.
GREETING
Peace be with the Church and her children.
PRAISE OF THE ANGELS
Glory to God in the highest,
and peace on earth and good will to all.
Praise the Lord all you nations,
glorify him all you peoples,
for steadfast is his mercy toward us,
and the truth of the Lord endures for ever.
Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit,
now and for ever,
and peace on earth and good will to all.

FIRST PRAYER
Lord, have mercy on us and save us.
God of goodness,
you have promised your heavenly treasures to those who
are good.
Grant us the rewards you assured the laborers of the eleventh
hour, who sincerely believe in you and acknowledge you.
Count us among those invited to your spiritual banquet,
and grant us a place at your right hand.
Then, clothed in resplendent apparel,
we shall joyfully go out to meet you with deeds of love,
and receive from you the happiness you promised to those
who do good.
We shall praise and glorify you,
now and for ever.
Amen.
PSALM OF THE DAY
Antiphon:
Sing to the Lord a new song;
sing to the Lord, all you lands.

Psalm 96
Sing to the Lord a new song;
sing to the Lord, all you lands.

Sing to the Lord, bless his name;
announce his salvation, day after day.

Tell his glory among the nations;
among all peoples, his wondrous deeds.

For great is the Lord and highly to be praised;
awesome is he, beyond all gods.

For all gods of the nations are things of nought,
but the Lord made the heavens.

Splendor and majesty go before him;
praise and grandeur are in his sanctuary.

Give to the Lord, your families of nations,
give to the Lord glory and praise.

Give to the Lord the glory due his name!
Bring gifts, and enter his courts;

Worship the Lord in holy attire.
Tremble before him, all the earth;

Say among the nations: The Lord is king.

He has made the world firm, not to be moved;
he governs the peoples with equity.

Let the heavens be glad and the earth rejoice;
let the sea and what fills it resound;
let the plains be joyful and all that is in them!

Then shall all the trees of the forest exult
before the Lord, for he comes;
for he comes to rule the earth.

He shall rule the world with justice
and the peoples with his constancy.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit,
now and for ever. Amen.

Antiphon:
Sing to the Lord a new song;
sing to the Lord, all you lands.

SECOND PRAYER
Lord, have mercy on us and save us.
O Joy of the blessed,
you have given your people the ten commandments,
and in your gospel have promised happiness to those who
do your will.
Grant us the blessedness which your love has promised to the
holy ones who keep your commandments.
Reveal to us the joy and beauty of your treasures.
Then we shall direct our steps on the straight path
that leads to happiness,
and hasten on the way that leads to eternal joy.
We shall give thanks and praise to you,
giver of all gifts and fullness of the blessed,
now and for ever.
Amen.

EVENING PSALMS
Psalm 141:1-4
O Lord, to you I call; hasten to me;
harken to my voice when I call upon you.
Let my prayer come like incense before you;
the lifting up of my hands, like the evening sacrifice.
O Lord, set a watch before my mouth,
a guard at the door of my lips.
Let not my heart incline to the evil
of engaging in deeds of wickedness
With men who are evildoers;
and let me not partake of their dainties.
Psalm 142
With a loud voice I cry out to the Lord;
with a loud voice I beseech the Lord.
My complaint I pour out before him;
before him I lay bare my distress.
When my spirit is faint within me,
you know my path.
In the way along which I walk
they have hid a trap for me.
I look to the right to see,
but there is no one who pays me heed.
I have lost all means of escape;
there is no one who cares for my life.
I cry out to you, O Lord:
I say, “You are my refuge, my portion in the land
of the living.”
Attend to my cry,
for I am brought low indeed.
Rescue me from my persecutors,
for they are too strong for me.

Lead me forth from prison,
that I may give thanks to your name.
The just shall gather around me
when you have been good to me.
Psalm 119:105-112
A lamp to my feet is your word,
a light to my path.
I resolve and swear
to keep your just ordinances.
I am very much afflicted;
O Lord, give me life according to your word.
Accept, O Lord, the free homage of my mouth,
and teach me your decrees.
Though constantly I take my life in my hands,
yet I forget not your law.
The wicked have laid a snare for me,
but from your precepts I have not strayed.
Your decrees are my inheritance forever;
the joy of my heart they are.
I intend in my heart to fulfill you statutes
always to the letter.
Psalm 117
Praise the Lord, all you nations;
glorify him, all you peoples!
For steadfast is his mercy toward us,
and the truth of the Lord endures for ever.
Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit,
now and for ever. Amen.
Alleluia.

HOOSOYO
PROEMION
Praise, glory and honor, O God, for the marvel of your grandeur, the wonder of your majesty,
the upbuilding of your Church,
the forgiveness of the sins of your people,
the loving memory of your Mother
and all who have been pleasing to you:
the prophets, apostles, martyrs and confessors;
the just, the priests, saints and contemplatives;
the hermits, consecrated religious and ascetics;
our departed and all who have died in the faith.
Glory to you, God of goodness, this night,
and all the days of our lives,
now and for ever.
Amen.
SEDRO
Lord,
reigning in the highest heaven,
we who lie in the dust give you praise.
All our being glorifies your mercy toward us.
You came and walked upon the earth and traced for us a path
that leads to heaven.
Lord, we adore your right hand that opened the gates of heaven after we had been driven from the garden of Eden.
Since we are powerless to praise you, be glorified
by the choirs of holy angels with whom we join our voices.
We offer you the praise of your holy Mother who gave you
birth and held you in her arms as you hold the earth.
We offer you the praise of the apostles, who suffered;
the prophets, persecuted by a stubborn people;
the martyrs who, in the time of trial witnessed in their tortured bodies to their faith in you.

We poor sinners, filled with repentance, lift our eyes to you, that your merciful goodness may have pity on us on the day of
your glorious manifestation,
and show us compassion on the day of judgment, when no being
will appear holy in your presence.
Lord, in your mercy remember all those who have died,
marked with the sign of baptism,
nourished by your body and redeeming blood, pledges of
eternal life.
With them, may we give you glory and thanksgiving,
now and for ever.
Amen.
QOLO
O God, filled with love for your people,
you accepted the incense of Aaron and turned away the
scourge from your chosen nation.
May our incense (prayer) be received in your mercy, according
to the will of your majesty,
for the forgiveness of our sins,
in remembrance of your Mother
and of the departed who believed in you.
ETRO
Lord God,
accept this incense (this prayer) which we offer to you
in union with all our ancestors who, from the beginning,
have lived lives pleasing to you.
May our offering be received by you for the forgiveness of
sins and faults,
and in memory of the faithful departed.
Be pleased to receive it as a fragrant symbol of your love
within us,
and of our gratitude, praise and adoration,
now and for ever.
Amen.
READINGS
MAZMOORO
Blessed be Christ!
It is he who opens the door to the contrite of heart;
they received their wages from their judge, and became companions of the saints in heaven.
The prophets came at the third hour,
the apostles at the sixth,
the martyrs at the ninth,
and the evildoer appears at the eleventh;
yet he becomes a companion of the saints in heaven.
Repent and do penance, sinners, while there is still time.
On the day of judgment, you will enter with the just into the
paradise of light.

SCRIPTURE READINGS
A Reading from the Prophet Isaiah
Isaiah 26: 1-9
On that day they will sing this song in the land of Judah: “A strong city have we; he sets up walls and ramparts to protect us. Open up the gates to let in a nation that is just, one that keeps faith. A nation of firm purpose you keep in peace; in peace, for its trust in you.” Trust in the LORD
forever! For the LORD is an eternal Rock. He humbles those in high places, and the lofty city he brings down; He tumbles it to the ground, levels it with the dust. It is trampled underfoot by the needy, by the footsteps of the poor. The way of the just is smooth; the path of the just you make level. Yes, for your way and your judgments, O LORD, we look to you; Your name and your title are the desire of our souls. My soul yearns for you in the night, yes, my spirit within me keeps vigil for you; When your judgment dawns upon the earth, the world’s inhabitants learn justice.

SUPPLICATION
O Lord of night and Master of all time,
hear our supplications and have mercy on us.
You have reconciled heaven and earth, grant peace to your Church, and keep her children in the light of the cross.
The night teaches us a precious lesson, if only the world knew how to pay attention. If you look at the day, you under-
stand that the world passes, for it comes to an end, and
whatever light it possessed vanishes.
Praise to you, because the splendor of your work endures beyond all understanding. To you be glory for your works, your
marvels and your judgement.`
The Virgin Mary, your Mother, and the apostles. prophets and martyrs intercede for us; O God, through their prayers,
strengthen the weak, comfort the sick, grant pardon to the
deceased and forgive the faults of us poor sinners.
Exalt, O Lord, the memory of your Mother and your saints:
through their prayers grant pardon to us and our deceased.
Through the prayers of your Mother, the prophets, apostles
and martyrs, watch over the living, and in your mercy,
forgive those who have died.
HOOTOMO
Let us confess, adore, and praise the holy and glorious Trinity: Father, Son ✛ and Holy Spirit.
Amen.
TRISAGION
Lord, have mercy
Lord, have mercy
Lord, have mercy
Holy are you, O God;
Holy are you, O Strong One;
Holy are you, O Immortal One;
have mercy on us.

Lord, have mercy on us.
Lord, forgive us and have mercy on us.
Lord, hear us and have mercy on us.
Lord, accept our worship and our prayers.
Lord, come to our assistance and have mercy on us.
LORD’S PRAYER
Our Father, who are in heaven;
hallowed be your name;
your kingdom come;
your 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,
For the kingdom, the power and the glory are yours,
now and for ever.
Amen.
O Lord, the night and the day are yours;
you uphold the light and the sun.
Through your power you direct the sequence of the seasons.
O Lord,
you have brought the day to its close and called forth the night; be for us that great Day that never ends.
In the evening let your light shine in our hearts,
and in the darkness of the night
enlighten us with the knowledge of your truth.
And so, through all the days of our lives,
we shall praise you, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
To you be glory and may your mercy rest upon us,
now and for ever.
Amen.
EXAMINATION OF CONSCIENCE
Let us thank God for all the graces he has bestowed on us
this day which has passed in calm and peace.
Let us recall our failings against the commandments of God
and the Church in thought, word, deed and omission
We ask for God’s pardon as we pray:

Forgive us, Jesus!
Lord, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.
Glory be to you, O Lord.
Glory be to you, O Lord.
Glory be to you, O Lord.
God,
Father in heaven,
by your living and holy name,
keep us from evil and lead us not into temptation;
for we call upon you, O Lord, our God, our constant hope,
glory to you for ever.
O Lord, our Lord,
may our humble worship be pleasing to you;
may our prayers come before you and our actions give
you honor.
Let your mercy, kindness, help, graces and divine love
be poured abundantly upon us poor sinners,
both in heaven and on the earth
which you have created in your goodness.
O Lord, our God, to you be glory for ever.
Amen.
DISMISSAL
Peace be with you.
And also with you.
O God,
through the prayers of your Mother and the saints who have
believed in you;
through the prayers of the prophets, apostles, martyrs and
confessors;
through the prayers of the just, the priests, the holy fathers, the pastors and doctors of true faith;
through the prayers of N., Pope of Rome, N., our Patriarch,
and N., our Bishop,
forgive your people and have mercy on your flock.
May God bless, forgive, sanctify, purify, and keep each of the faithful united with us in this spiritual office.

May mercy and compassion be upon us and all the faithful who
dwell here.
May peaceful rest be granted to those who have died in the faith.
May the faithful who live here experience the protection of
his victorious cross.
May we and all his servants, who adore him with bowed heads,
receive the mercy of the holy and glorious Trinity
Father, Son, ✛ Holy Spirit,
to whom be glory now and for ever.
Amen.
May God forgive your sins,
pardon your failings,
and deliver you from the power of the enemy.
May he grant you the remission of your offenses.
Go in peace, and pray to Christ for me.