- Short Responsory
- Concluding Prayer
If a solemnity follows the current day, then Evening Prayer I of the solemnity is celebrated, not the Evening Prayer of the current day. Remember, Sundays are always celebrated as solemnities, so Evening Prayer on Saturdays is always Evening Prayer I of the following Sunday.
Evening Prayer begins as follows,
O God, come to our aid.
—O Lord, make haste to help us.
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit:
as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen. Alleluia.
Alleluia is omitted during Lent.
The hymn, antiphons, psalmody, reading, responsory, antiphon for the Magnificat, intercessions, and prayer are found in the Psalter.
Outside of Ordinary Time, the reading, responsory, antiphon for the Magnificat, intercessions, and prayer are found in the Proper of Seasons. A note in the Psalter will remind you of this.
The sign of the cross is made at the beginning of the Magnificat, and the canticle concludes with Glory Be.
In the absence of a priest or deacon, the conclusion is as follows:
The Lord bless us, and keep us from all evil and bring us to everlasting life.