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The Daily Office for 3/23/2018

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Morning Prayer for Friday after the Fifth Sunday in Lent

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The Angelus

The angel of the Lord announced unto Mary;
And she conceived by the Holy Ghost.

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee.
Blessed art thou amongst women
and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.

Holy Mary, Mother of God,
pray for us sinners, now, and at the hour of our death. Amen.

Behold the handmaid of the Lord:
Be it unto me according to Thy word.

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee.
Blessed art thou amongst women
and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.

Holy Mary, Mother of God,
pray for us sinners, now, and at the hour of our death. Amen.

And the Word was made flesh:
And dwelt among us.

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee.
Blessed art thou amongst women
and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.

Holy Mary, Mother of God,
pray for us sinners, now, and at the hour of our death. Amen.

V. Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God.
R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let us pray:
We beseech Thee, O Lord, pour thy grace into our hearts,
that we who have known the incarnation of thy Son Jesus Christ,
announced by an angel to the Virgin Mary,
may by his cross and passion be brought to the glory of His resurrection,
who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

The Angelus

The Angel of the Lord announced to Mary
And she conceived by the Holy Spirit.

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with you.
Blessed are you among women,
and blessed is the fruit of your womb, Jesus

Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners,
now and at the hour of our death. Amen.

Behold the handmaid of the Lord
Be it unto me according to your word

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with you.
Blessed are you among women,
and blessed is the fruit of your womb, Jesus

Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners,
now and at the hour of our death. Amen.

And the Word was made flesh.
And dwelled among us.

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with you.
Blessed are you among women,
and blessed is the fruit of your womb, Jesus

Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners,
now and at the hour of our death. Amen.

V. Pray for us, O holy Mother of God.
R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let us pray:
Pour your grace into our hearts, O Lord,
that we who have known the incarnation of your Son Jesus Christ,
announced by an angel to the Virgin Mary,
may by his cross and passion be brought to the glory of his resurrection;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Confession of Sin

Dearly beloved, we have come together in the presence of
Almighty God our heavenly Father, to set forth his praise, to
hear his holy Word, and to ask, for ourselves and on behalf
of others, those things that are necessary for our life and our
salvation. And so that we may prepare ourselves in heart and
mind to worship him, let us kneel in silence, and with
penitent and obedient hearts confess our sins, that we may
obtain forgiveness by his infinite goodness and mercy.

Most merciful God,
we confess that we have sinned against you
in thought, word, and deed,
by what we have done,
and by what we have left undone.
We have not loved you with our whole heart;
we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves.
We are truly sorry and we humbly repent.
For the sake of your Son Jesus Christ,
have mercy on us and forgive us;
that we may delight in your will,
and walk in your ways,
to the glory of your Name. Amen.

Almighty God have mercy on us, forgive us all our sins
through our Lord Jesus Christ, strengthen us in all
goodness, and by the power of the Holy Spirit keep us in
eternal life. Amen.

Dearly beloved, we have come together in the presence of
Almighty God our heavenly Father, to render thanks for the
great benefits that we have received at his hands, to set forth
his most worthy praise, to hear this holy Word, and to ask, for
ourselves and on behalf of others, those things that are
necessary for our life and our salvation. And so that we may
prepare ourselves in heart and mind to worship him, let us
kneel in silence, and with penitent and obedient hearts
confess our sins, that we may obtain forgiveness by his
infinite goodness and mercy.

Almighty and most merciful Father,
we have erred and strayed from thy ways like lost sheep,
we have followed too much the devices and desires of our own hearts,
we have offended against thy holy laws,
we have left undone those things which we ought to have done,
and we have done those things which we ought not to have done.
But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us,
spare thou those who confess their faults,
restore thou those who are penitent,
according to thy promises declared unto mankind
in Christ Jesus our Lord;
and grant, O most merciful Father, for his sake,
that we may hereafter live a godly, righteous, and sober life,
to the glory of thy holy Name. Amen.

The Almighty and merciful Lord grant us absolution and
remission of all our sins, true repentance, amendment of
life, and the grace and consolation of his Holy Spirit. Amen.

The Invitatory and Psalter

V. Lord, open thou our lips.
R. And our mouth shall show forth thyproclaim your praise.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost:
as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
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.

The Lord is full of compassion and mercy: O come, let us adore him. The Lord is full of compassion and mercy: Come let us adore him.

O come, let us sing unto the Lord; *
let us heartily rejoice in the strength of our salvation.
Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving *
and show ourselves glad in him with psalms.
Come, let us sing to the Lord; *
let us shout for joy to the Rock of our salvation.
Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving *
and raise a loud shout to him with psalms.

The Lord is full of compassion and mercy: O come, let us adore him. The Lord is full of compassion and mercy: Come let us adore him.

For the Lord is a great God, *
and a great King above all gods.
In his hand are all the corners of the earth, *
and the strength of the hills is his also.
The sea is his, and he made it, *
and his hands prepared the dry land.
For the Lord is a great God, *
and a great King above all gods.
In his hand are the caverns of the earth, *
and the heights of the hills are his also.
The sea is his, for he made it, *
and his hands have molded the dry land.

The Lord is full of compassion and mercy: O come, let us adore him. The Lord is full of compassion and mercy: Come let us adore him.

Come, let us bow down, and bend the knee, *
and kneel before the Lord our Maker.
For he is our God,
and we are the people of his pasture and the sheep of his hand. *
Oh, that today you would hearken to his voice!
O come, let us worship and fall down *
and kneel before the Lord our Maker.
For he is the Lord our God, *
and we are the people of his pasture
and the sheep of his hand.

The Lord is full of compassion and mercy: O come, let us adore him.

O worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness; *
let the whole earth stand in awe of him.
For he cometh, for he cometh to judge the earth, *
and with righteousness to judge the world
and the peoples with his truth.

The Lord is full of compassion and mercy: O come, let us adore him. The Lord is full of compassion and mercy: Come let us adore him.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost:
as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
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.

The Lord is full of compassion and mercy: O come, let us adore him. The Lord is full of compassion and mercy: Come let us adore him.

The Lord is full of compassion and mercy: O come, let us adore him. The Lord is full of compassion and mercy: Come let us adore him.

Be joyful in the Lord, all ye lands; *

serve the Lord with gladness

and come before his presence with a song.Be joyful in the Lord, all you lands; *
serve the Lord with gladness
and come before his presence with a song.

The Lord is full of compassion and mercy: O come, let us adore him. The Lord is full of compassion and mercy: Come let us adore him.

Be ye sure that the Lord he is God; *
it is he that hath made us and not we ourselves;
we are his people and the sheep of his pasture.
Know this: The Lord himself is God; *
he himself has made us, and we are his;
we are his people and the sheep of his pasture.

The Lord is full of compassion and mercy: O come, let us adore him. The Lord is full of compassion and mercy: Come let us adore him.

O go your way into his gates with thanksgiving
and into his courts with praise; *

be thankful unto him and speak good of his Name.Enter his gates with thanksgiving;

go into his courts with praise; *

give thanks to him and call upon his Name.

The Lord is full of compassion and mercy: O come, let us adore him. The Lord is full of compassion and mercy: Come let us adore him.

For the Lord is gracious;
his mercy is everlasting; *
and his truth endureth from generation to generation.For the Lord is good;
his mercy is everlasting; *
and his faithfulness endures from age to age.

The Lord is full of compassion and mercy: O come, let us adore him. The Lord is full of compassion and mercy: Come let us adore him.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghostt:
as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
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.

The Lord is full of compassion and mercy: O come, let us adore him. The Lord is full of compassion and mercy: Come let us adore him.

Christ our Passover Pascha nostrum
1 Corinthians 5:7-8; Romans 6:9-11; 1 Corinthians 15:20-22

Alleluia.
Christ our Passover is sacrificed for us; *
therefore let us keep the feast,
Not with old leaven,
neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness, *
but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth. Alleluia.

Christ being raised from the dead dieth no more; *
death hath no more dominion over him.
For in that he died, he died unto sin once; *
but in that he liveth, he liveth unto God.
Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, *
but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord. Alleluia.

Christ is risen from the dead, *
and become the first fruits of them that slept.
For since by man came death, *
by man came also the resurrection of the dead.
For as in Adam all die, *
even so in Christ shall all be made alive. Alleluia.

Christ our Passover Pascha nostrum
1 Corinthians 5:7-8; Romans 6:9-11; 1 Corinthians 15:20-22

Alleluia.
Christ our Passover has been sacrificed for us; *
therefore let us keep the feast,
Not with the old leaven, the leaven of malice and evil, *
but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth. Alleluia.

Christ being raised from the dead will never die again; *
death no longer has dominion over him.
The death that he died, he died to sin, once for all; *
but the life he lives, he lives to God.
So also consider yourselves dead to sin, *
and alive to God in Jesus Christ our Lord. Alleluia.

Christ has been raised from the dead, *
the first fruits of those who have fallen asleep.
For since by a man came death, *
by a man has come also the resurrection of the dead.
For as in Adam all die, *
so also in Christ shall all be made alive. Alleluia.

The Psalm or Psalms Appointed Use Rite II PsalmsUse Rite I Psalms

But be not thou far from me O LORD; thou art my succour haste thee to help me.

Psalm 22. Deus, Deus meus.

  MY God, my God, look upon me; why hast thou forsaken me? *
and art so far from my health, and from the words of my complaint?
   O my God, I cry in the day-time, but thou hearest not; *
and in the night season also I take no rest.
   And thou continuest holy, *
O thou Worship of Israel.
   Our fathers hoped in thee; *
they trusted in thee, and thou didst deliver them.
   They called upon thee, and were holpen; *
they put their trust in thee, and were not confounded.
   But as for me, I am a worm, and no man; *
a very scorn of men, and the outcast of the people.
   All they that see me laugh me to scorn; *
they shoot out their lips, and shake their heads, saying,
   He trusted in the LORD, that he would deliver him; *
let him deliver him, if he will have him.
   But thou art he that took me out of my mother's womb; *
thou wast my hope, when I hanged yet upon my mother's breasts.
10    I have been left unto thee ever since I was born; *
thou art my God even from my mother's womb.
11    O go not from me; for trouble is hard at hand, *
and there is none to help me.
12    Many oxen are come about me; *
fat bulls of Bashan close me in on every side.
13    They gape upon me with their mouths, *
as it were a ramping and a roaring lion.
14    I am poured out like water, and all my bones are out of joint; *
my heart also in the midst of my body is even like melting wax.
15    My strength is dried up like a potsherd, and my tongue cleaveth to my gums, *
and thou bringest me into the dust of death.
16    For many dogs are come about me, *
and the council of the wicked layeth siege against me.
17    They pierced my hands and my feet: I may tell all my bones: *
they stand staring and looking upon me.
18    They part my garments among them, *
and cast lots upon my vesture.
19    But be not thou far from me, O LORD; *
thou art my succour, haste thee to help me.
20    Deliver my soul from the sword, *
my darling from the power of the dog.
21    Save me from the lion's mouth; *
thou hast heard me also from among the horns of the unicorns.
22    I will declare thy Name unto my brethren; *
in the midst of the congregation will I praise thee.
23    O praise the LORD, ye that fear him: *
magnify him, all ye of the seed of Jacob; and fear him, all ye seed of Israel.
24    For he hath not despised nor abhorred the low estate of the poor; *
he hath not hid his face from him; but when he called unto him he heard him.
25    My praise is of thee in the great congregation; *
my vows will I perform in the sight of them that fear him.
26    The poor shall eat, and be satisfied; they that seek after the LORD shall praise him: *
your heart shall live for ever.
27    All the ends of the world shall remember themselves, and be turned unto the LORD; *
and all the kindreds of the nations shall worship before him.
28    For the kingdom is the LORD's, *
and he is the Governor among the nations.
29    All such as be fat upon earth *
have eaten, and worshipped.
30    All they that go down into the dust shall kneel before him; *
and no man hath quickened his own soul.
31    My seed shall serve him: *
they shall be counted unto the Lord for a generation.
32    They shall come, and shall declare his righteousness *
unto a people that shall be born, whom the Lord hath made.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, *
and to the Holy Ghost:
as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, *
world without end. Amen.

But be not thou far from me O LORD; thou art my succour haste thee to help me.

Be not far away, O LORD; you are my strength; hasten to help me.

Psalm 22 Deus, Deus meu

  My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? *
and are so far from my cry and from the words of my distress?
  O my God, I cry in the daytime, but you do not answer; *
by night as well, but I find no rest.
  Yet you are the Holy One, *
enthroned upon the praises of Israel.
  Our forefathers put their trust in you; *
they trusted, and you delivered them.
  They cried out to you and were delivered; *
they trusted in you and were not put to shame.
  But as for me, I am a worm and no man, *
scorned by all and despised by the people.
  All who see me laugh me to scorn; *
they curl their lips and wag their heads, saying,
  He trusted in the LORD; let him deliver him; *
let him rescue him, if he delights in him.
  Yet you are he who took me out of the womb, *
and kept me safe upon my mother's breast.
10   I have been entrusted to you ever since I was born; *
you were my God when I was still in my mother's womb.
11   Be not far from me, for trouble is near, *
and there is none to help.
12   Many young bulls encircle me; *
strong bulls of Bashan surround me.
13   They open wide their jaws at me, *
like a ravening and a roaring lion.
14   I am poured out like water; all my bones are out of joint; *
my heart within my breast is melting wax.
15   My mouth is dried out like a pot-sherd; my tongue sticks to the roof of my mouth; *
and you have laid me in the dust of the grave.
16   Packs of dogs close me in, and gangs of evildoers circle around me; *
they pierce my hands and my feet; I can count all my bones.
17   They stare and gloat over me; *
they divide my garments among them; they cast lots for my clothing.
18   Be not far away, O LORD; *
you are my strength; hasten to help me.
19   Save me from the sword, *
my life from the power of the dog.
20   Save me from the lion's mouth, *
my wretched body from the horns of wild bulls.
21   I will declare your Name to my brethren; *
in the midst of the congregation I will praise you.
22   Praise the LORD, you that fear him; *
stand in awe of him, O offspring of Israel; all you of Jacob's line, give glory.
23   For he does not despise nor abhor the poor in their poverty; neither does he hide his face from them; *
but when they cry to him he hears them.
24   My praise is of him in the great assembly; *
I will perform my vows in the presence of those who worship him.
25   The poor shall eat and be satisfied, and those who seek the LORD shall praise him: *
"May your heart live for ever!"
26   All the ends of the earth shall remember and turn to the LORD, *
and all the families of the nations bow before him.
27   For kingship belongs to the LORD; *
he rules over the nations.
28   To him alone all who sleep in the earth bow down in worship; *
all who go down to the dust fall before him.
29   My soul shall live for him; my descendants shall serve him; *
they shall be known as the LORD'S for ever.
30   They shall come and make known to a people yet unborn *
the saving deeds that he has done.

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.

Be not far away, O LORD; you are my strength; hasten to help me.

Be thou ruler even in the midst among thine enemies.

Psalm 110. Dixit Dominus.

  THE LORD said unto my Lord, *
Sit thou on my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool.
   The LORD shall send the rod of thy power out of Sion: *
be thou ruler, even in the midst among thine enemies.
   In the day of thy power shall thy people offer themselves willingly with an holy worship: *
thy young men come to thee as dew from the womb of the morning.
   The LORD sware, and will not repent, *
Thou art a Priest for ever after the order of Melchizedek.
   The Lord upon thy right hand *
shall wound even kings in the day of his wrath.
   He shall judge among the heathen; *
he shall fill the places with the dead bodies, and smite in sunder the heads over divers countries.
   He shall drink of the brook in the way; *
therefore shall he lift up his head.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, *
and to the Holy Ghost:
as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, *
world without end. Amen.

Be thou ruler even in the midst among thine enemies.

Psalm 111. Confitebor tibi.

  I WILL give thanks unto the LORD with my whole heart, *
secretly among the faithful, and in the congregation.
   The works of the LORD are great, *
sought out of all them that have pleasure therein.
   His work is worthy to be praised and had in honour, *
and his righteousness endureth for ever.
   The merciful and gracious LORD hath so done his marvellous works, *
that they ought to be had in remembrance.
   He hath given meat unto them that fear him; *
he shall ever be mindful of his covenant.
   He hath showed his people the power of his works, *
that he may give them the heritage of the heathen.
   The works of his hands are verity and judgment; *
all his commandments are true.
   They stand fast for ever and ever, *
and are done in truth and equity.
   He sent redemption unto his people; *
he hath commanded his covenant for ever; holy and reverend is his Name.
10    The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom; *
a good understanding have all they that do thereafter; his praise endureth for ever.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, *
and to the Holy Ghost:
as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, *
world without end. Amen.

The works of his hands are verity and judgement.

Psalm 112. Beatus vir.

  BLESSED is the man that feareth the LORD; *
he hath great delight in his commandments.
   His seed shall be mighty upon earth; *
the generation of the faithful shall be blessed.
   Riches and plenteousness shall be in his house; *
and his righteousness endureth for ever.
   Unto the godly there ariseth up light in the darkness; *
he is merciful, loving, and righteous.
   A good man is merciful, and lendeth; *
and will guide his words with discretion.
   For he shall never be moved: *
and the righteous shall be had in everlasting remembrance.
   He will not be afraid of any evil tidings; *
for his heart standeth fast, and believeth in the LORD.
   His heart is stablished, and will not shrink, *
until he see his desire upon his enemies.
   He hath dispersed abroad, and given to the poor. *
and his righteousness remaineth for ever; his horn shall be exalted with honour.
10    The ungodly shall see it, and it shall grieve him; *
he shall gnash with his teeth, and consume away; the desire of the ungodly shall perish.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, *
and to the Holy Ghost:
as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, *
world without end. Amen.

The righteous shall be had in everlasting remembrance; he will not be afraid of any evil tidings.

Psalm 113. Laudate, pueri.

  PRAISE the LORD, ye servants; *
O praise the Name of the LORD.
   Blessed be the Name of the LORD *
from this time forth for evermore.
   The LORD's Name is praised *
from the rising up of the sun unto the going down of the same.
   The LORD is high above all nations, *
and his glory above the heavens.
   Who is like unto the LORD our God, that hath his dwelling so high, *
and yet humbleth himself to behold the things that are in heaven and earth!
   He taketh up the simple out of the dust, *
and lifteth the poor out of the mire;
   That he may set him with the princes, *
even with the princes of his people.
   He maketh the barren woman to keep house, *
and to be a joyful mother of children.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, *
and to the Holy Ghost:
as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, *
world without end. Amen.

Blessed be the Name of the LORD from this time forth for evermore.

Be the ruler even in the midst of your enemies.

Psalm 110 Dixit Dominus

  The LORD said to my Lord, "Sit at my right hand, *
until I make your enemies your footstool."
  The LORD will send the scepter of your power out of Zion, *
saying, "Rule over your enemies round about you.
  Princely state has been yours from the day of your birth; *
in the beauty of holiness have I begotten you, like dew from the womb of the morning."
  The LORD has sworn and he will not recant: *
"You are a priest for ever after the order of Melchizedek."
  The Lord who is at your right hand will smite kings in the day of his wrath; *
he will rule over the nations.
  He will heap high the corpses; *
he will smash heads over the wide earth.
  He will drink from the brook beside the road; *
therefore he will lift high 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 for ever. Amen.

Be the ruler even in the midst of your enemies.

The works of his hands are faithfulness and justice.

Psalm 111 Confitebor tibi

  Hxxxxxxxxh! I will give thanks to the LORD with my whole heart, *
in the assembly of the upright, in the congregation.
  Great are the deeds of the LORD! *
they are studied by all who delight in them.
  His work is full of majesty and splendor, *
and his righteousness endures for ever.
  He makes his marvelous works to be remembered; *
the LORD is gracious and full of compassion.
  He gives food to those who fear him; *
he is ever mindful of his covenant.
  He has shown his people the power of his works *
in giving them the lands of the nations.
  The works of his hands are faithfulness and justice; *
all his commandments are sure.
  They stand fast for ever and ever, *
because they are done in truth and equity.
  He sent redemption to his people; he commanded his covenant for ever; *
holy and awesome is his Name.
10   The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom; *
those who act accordingly have a good understanding; his praise endures 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.

The works of his hands are faithfulness and justice.

The righteous will be kept in everlasting remembrance; they will not be afraid of any evil rumors.

Psalm 112 Beatus vir

  Hxxxxxxxxh! Happy are they who fear the Lord *
and have great delight in his commandments!
  Their descendants will be mighty in the land; *
the generation of the upright will be blessed.
  Wealth and riches will be in their house, *
and their righteousness will last for ever.
  Light shines in the darkness for the upright; *
the righteous are merciful and full of compassion.
  It is good for them to be generous in lending *
and to manage their affairs with justice.
  For they will never be shaken; *
the righteous will be kept in everlasting remembrance.
  They will not be afraid of any evil rumors; *
their heart is right; they put their trust in the Lord.
  Their heart is established and will not shrink, *
until they see their desire upon their enemies.
  They have given freely to the poor, *
and their righteousness stands fast for ever; they will hold up their head with honor.
10   The wicked will see it and be angry; they will gnash their teeth and pine away; *
the desires of the wicked will perish.

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.

The righteous will be kept in everlasting remembrance; they will not be afraid of any evil rumors.

Let the Name of the LORD be blessed, from this time forth for evermore.

Psalm 113 Laudate, pueri

  Hxxxxxxxxh! Give praise, you servants of the LORD; *
praise the Name of the LORD.
  Let the Name of the LORD be blessed, *
from this time forth for evermore.
  From the rising of the sun to its going down *
let the Name of the LORD be praised.
  The LORD is high above all nations, *
and his glory above the heavens.
  Who is like the LORD our God, who sits enthroned on high, *
but stoops to behold the heavens and the earth?
  He takes up the weak out of the dust *
and lifts up the poor from the ashes.
  He sets them with the princes, *
with the princes of his people.
  He makes the woman of a childless house *
to be a joyful mother of children.

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.

Let the Name of the LORD be blessed, from this time forth for evermore.

The Lessons

A Reading from Exodus 9:13-35

Then the LORD said to Moses, "Rise up early in the morning and present yourself before Pharaoh, and say to him, 'Thus says the LORD, the God of the Hebrews: Let my people go, so that they may worship me. For this time I will send all my plagues upon you yourself, and upon your officials, and upon your people, so that you may know that there is no one like me in all the earth. For by now I could have stretched out my hand and struck you and your people with pestilence, and you would have been cut off from the earth. But this is why I have let you live: to show you my power, and to make my name resound through all the earth. You are still exalting yourself against my people, and will not let them go. Tomorrow at this time I will cause the heaviest hail to fall that has ever fallen in Egypt from the day it was founded until now. Send, therefore, and have your livestock and everything that you have in the open field brought to a secure place; every human or animal that is in the open field and is not brought under shelter will die when the hail comes down upon them.'" Those officials of Pharaoh who feared the word of the LORD hurried their slaves and livestock off to a secure place. Those who did not regard the word of the LORD left their slaves and livestock in the open field. The LORD said to Moses, "Stretch out your hand toward heaven so that hail may fall on the whole land of Egypt, on humans and animals and all the plants of the field in the land of Egypt." Then Moses stretched out his staff toward heaven, and the LORD sent thunder and hail, and fire came down on the earth. And the LORD rained hail on the land of Egypt; there was hail with fire flashing continually in the midst of it, such heavy hail as had never fallen in all the land of Egypt since it became a nation. The hail struck down everything that was in the open field throughout all the land of Egypt, both human and animal; the hail also struck down all the plants of the field, and shattered every tree in the field. Only in the land of Goshen, where the Israelites were, there was no hail. Then Pharaoh summoned Moses and Aaron, and said to them, "This time I have sinned; the LORD is in the right, and I and my people are in the wrong. Pray to the LORD! Enough of God's thunder and hail! I will let you go; you need stay no longer." Moses said to him, "As soon as I have gone out of the city, I will stretch out my hands to the LORD; the thunder will cease, and there will be no more hail, so that you may know that the earth is the LORD's. But as for you and your officials, I know that you do not yet fear the LORD God." (Now the flax and the barley were ruined, for the barley was in the ear and the flax was in bud. But the wheat and the spelt were not ruined, for they are late in coming up.) So Moses left Pharaoh, went out of the city, and stretched out his hands to the LORD; then the thunder and the hail ceased, and the rain no longer poured down on the earth. But when Pharaoh saw that the rain and the hail and the thunder had ceased, he sinned once more and hardened his heart, he and his officials. So the heart of Pharaoh was hardened, and he would not let the Israelites go, just as the LORD had spoken through Moses.

Then the LORD said to Moses, "Rise up early in the morning and stand before Pharaoh, and say to him, `Thus says the LORD, the God of the Hebrews, "Let my people go, that they may serve me. For this time I will send all my plagues upon your heart, and upon your servants and your people, that you may know that there is none like me in all the earth. For by now I could have put forth my hand and struck you and your people with pestilence, and you would have been cut off from the earth; but for this purpose have I let you live, to show you my power, so that my name may be declared throughout all the earth. You are still exalting yourself against my people, and will not let them go. Behold, tomorrow about this time I will cause very heavy hail to fall, such as never has been in Egypt from the day it was founded until now. Now therefore send, get your cattle and all that you have in the field into safe shelter; for the hail shall come down upon every man and beast that is in the field and is not brought home, and they shall die."'" Then he who feared the word of the LORD among the servants of Pharaoh made his slaves and his cattle flee into the houses; but he who did not regard the word of the LORD left his slaves and his cattle in the field. And the LORD said to Moses, "Stretch forth your hand toward heaven, that there may be hail in all the land of Egypt, upon man and beast and every plant of the field, throughout the land of Egypt." Then Moses stretched forth his rod toward heaven; and the LORD sent thunder and hail, and fire ran down to the earth. And the LORD rained hail upon the land of Egypt; there was hail, and fire flashing continually in the midst of the hail, very heavy hail, such as had never been in all the land of Egypt since it became a nation. The hail struck down everything that was in the field throughout all the land of Egypt, both man and beast; and the hail struck down every plant of the field, and shattered every tree of the field. Only in the land of Goshen, where the people of Israel were, there was no hail. Then Pharaoh sent, and called Moses and Aaron, and said to them, "I have sinned this time; the LORD is in the right, and I and my people are in the wrong. Entreat the LORD; for there has been enough of this thunder and hail; I will let you go, and you shall stay no longer." Moses said to him, "As soon as I have gone out of the city, I will stretch out my hands to the LORD; the thunder will cease, and there will be no more hail, that you may know that the earth is the LORD's. But as for you and your servants, I know that you do not yet fear the LORD God." (The flax and the barley were ruined, for the barley was in the ear and the flax was in bud. But the wheat and the spelt were not ruined, for they are late in coming up.) So Moses went out of the city from Pharaoh, and stretched out his hands to the LORD; and the thunder and the hail ceased, and the rain no longer poured upon the earth. But when Pharaoh saw that the rain and the hail and the thunder had ceased, he sinned yet again, and hardened his heart, he and his servants. So the heart of Pharaoh was hardened, and he did not let the people of Israel go; as the LORD had spoken through Moses.

And the LORD said unto Moses, Rise up early in the morning, and stand before Pharaoh, and say unto him, Thus saith the LORD God of the Hebrews, Let my people go, that they may serve me. For I will at this time send all my plagues upon thine heart, and upon thy servants, and upon thy people; that thou mayest know that there is none like me in all the earth. For now I will stretch out my hand, that I may smite thee and thy people with pestilence; and thou shalt be cut off from the earth. And in very deed for this cause have I raised thee up, for to show in thee my power; and that my name may be declared throughout all the earth. As yet exaltest thou thyself against my people, that thou wilt not let them go? Behold, to morrow about this time I will cause it to rain a very grievous hail, such as hath not been in Egypt since the foundation thereof even until now. Send therefore now, and gather thy cattle, and all that thou hast in the field; for upon every man and beast which shall be found in the field, and shall not be brought home, the hail shall come down upon them, and they shall die. He that feared the word of the LORD among the servants of Pharaoh made his servants and his cattle flee into the houses: And he that regarded not the word of the LORD left his servants and his cattle in the field. And the LORD said unto Moses, Stretch forth thine hand toward heaven, that there may be hail in all the land of Egypt, upon man, and upon beast, and upon every herb of the field, throughout the land of Egypt. And Moses stretched forth his rod toward heaven: and the LORD sent thunder and hail, and the fire ran along upon the ground; and the LORD rained hail upon the land of Egypt. So there was hail, and fire mingled with the hail, very grievous, such as there was none like it in all the land of Egypt since it became a nation. And the hail smote throughout all the land of Egypt all that was in the field, both man and beast; and the hail smote every herb of the field, and brake every tree of the field. Only in the land of Goshen, where the children of Israel were, was there no hail. And Pharaoh sent, and called for Moses and Aaron, and said unto them, I have sinned this time: the LORD is righteous, and I and my people are wicked. Entreat the LORD (for it is enough) that there be no more mighty thunderings and hail; and I will let you go, and ye shall stay no longer. And Moses said unto him, As soon as I am gone out of the city, I will spread abroad my hands unto the LORD; and the thunder shall cease, neither shall there be any more hail; that thou mayest know how that the earth is the LORD's. But as for thee and thy servants, I know that ye will not yet fear the LORD God. And the flax and the barley was smitten: for the barley was in the ear, and the flax was bolled. But the wheat and the rye were not smitten: for they were not grown up. And Moses went out of the city from Pharaoh, and spread abroad his hands unto the LORD: and the thunders and hail ceased, and the rain was not poured upon the earth. And when Pharaoh saw that the rain and the hail and the thunders were ceased, he sinned yet more, and hardened his heart, he and his servants. And the heart of Pharaoh was hardened, neither would he let the children of Israel go; as the LORD had spoken by Moses.

A Song of Penitence Kyrie Pantokrator
Prayer of Manasseh 1-2, 4, 6-7, 11-15

O Lord, Almighty God of our fathers, *
Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and of their righteous seed;
Who hast made heaven and earth, *
with all the ornament thereof;
Whom all men fear, *
and tremble before thy power.
But thy merciful promise *
is unmeasurable and unsearchable;
For thou art the most high Lord, of great compassion,
long-suffering, very merciful, *
and repentest of the evils of men.
Thou, O Lord, according to thy great goodness
hast promised repentence and forgiveness *
to them that have sinned against thee.
And of thine infinite mercies
hast appointed repentence unto sinners, *
that they may be saved.
Now therefore I bow the knee of my heart, *
beseeching thee of grace.
I have sinned, O Lord, I have sinned, *
and I acknowledge mine iniquities:
Wherefore I humbly beseech thee, forgive me,
O Lord, forgive me *
and destroy me not with mine iniquities.
Be not angry with me for ever, by reserving evil for me: *
neither condemn me into the lower parts of the earth.
For thou art the God, even the God of them that repent: *
and in me thou wilt show all thy goodness.
For thou wilt save me, that am unworthy, *
according to thy great mercy.
Therefore I will praise thee for ever all the days of my life: *
for all the powers of the heavens do praise thee,
And thine is the glory *
for ever and ever. Amen.

A Song of Penitence Kyrie Pantokrator
Prayer of Manasseh 1-2, 4, 6-7, 11-15

O Lord and Ruler of the hosts of heaven, *
God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob,
and of all their righteous offspring:
You made the heavens and the earth, *
with all their vast array.
All things quake with fear at your presence; *
they tremble because of your power.
But your merciful promise is beyond all measure; *
it surpasses all that our minds can fathom.
O Lord, you are full of compassion, *
long-suffering, and abounding in mercy.
You hold back your hand; *
you do not punish as we deserve.
In your great goodness, Lord,
you have promised forgiveness to sinners, *
that they may repent of their sin and be saved.
And now, O Lord, I bend the knee of my heart, *
and make my appeal, sure of your gracious goodness.
I have sinned, O Lord, I have sinned, *
and I know my wickedness only too well.
Therefore I make this prayer to you: *
Forgive me, Lord, forgive me.
Do not let me perish in my sin, *
nor condemn me to the depths of the earth.
For you, O Lord, are the God of those who repent, *
and in me you will show forth your goodness.
Unworthy as I am, you will save me,
in accordance with your great mercy, *
and I will praise you without ceasing all the days of my life.
For all the powers of heaven sing your praises, *
and yours is the glory to ages of ages. Amen.

We Praise Thee Te Deum laudamus

We praise thee, O God; we acknowledge thee to be the Lord.
All the earth doth worship thee, the Father everlasting.
To thee all Angels cry aloud,
the Heavens and all the Powers therein.
To thee Cherubim and Seraphim continually do cry:
Holy, holy, holy, Lord God of Sabaoth;
Heaven and earth are full of the majesty of thy glory.
The glorious company of the apostles praise thee.
The goodly fellowship of the prophets praise thee.
The noble army of martyrs praise thee.
The holy Church throughout all the world doth acknowledge thee,
the Father, of an infinite majesty,
thine adorable, true, and only Son,
also the Holy Ghost the Comforter.

Thou art the King of glory, O Christ.
Thou art the everlasting Son of the Father.
When thou tookest upon thee to deliver man,
thou didst humble thyself to be born of a Virgin.
When thou hadst overcome the sharpness of death,
thou didst open the kingdom of heaven to all believers.
Thou sittest at the right hand of God, in the glory of the Father.
We believe that thou shalt come to be our judge.
We therefore pray thee, help thy servants,
whom thou hast redeemed with thy precious blood.
Make them to be numbered with thy saints,
in glory everlasting.

You are God Te Deum laudamus

You are God: we praise you;
You are the Lord; we acclaim you;
You are the eternal Father:
All creation worships you.
To you all angels, all the powers of heaven,
Cherubim and Seraphim, sing in endless praise:
Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might,
heaven and earth are full of your glory.
The glorious company of apostles praise you.
The noble fellowship of prophets praise you.
The white-robed army of martyrs praise you.
Throughout the world the holy Church acclaims you;
Father, of majesty unbounded,
your true and only Son, worthy of all worship,
and the Holy Spirit, advocate and guide.

You, Christ, are the king of glory,
the eternal Son of the Father.
When you became man to set us free
you did not shun the Virgin’s womb.
You overcame the sting of death
and opened the kingdom of heaven to all believers.
You are seated at God’s right hand in glory.
We believe that you will come and be our judge.
Come then, Lord, and help your people,
bought with the price of your own blood,
and bring us with your saints
to glory everlasting.

A Song of Creation Benedicite, omnia opera Domini
Song of the Three Young Men, 35-65I InvocationO all ye works of the Lord, bless ye the Lord; *
praise him and magnify him for ever.
O ye angels of the Lord, bless ye the Lord; *
praise him and magnify him for ever.II The Cosmic OrderO ye heavens, bless ye the Lord; *
O ye waters that be above the firmament, bless ye the Lord;
O all ye powers of the Lord, bless ye the Lord; *
praise him and magnify him for ever.

O ye sun and moon, bless ye the Lord; *
O ye stars of heaven, bless ye the Lord;
O ye showers and dew, bless ye the Lord; *
praise him and magnify him for ever.
O ye winds of God, bless ye the Lord; *
O ye fire and heat, bless ye the Lord;
O ye winter and summer, bless ye the Lord; *
praise him and magnify him for ever.

O ye dews and frosts, bless ye the Lord; *
O ye frost and cold, bless ye the Lord;
O ye ice and snow, bless ye the Lord; *
praise him and magnify him for ever.

O ye nights and days, bless ye the Lord; *
O ye light and darkness, bless ye the Lord;
O ye lightnings and clouds, bless ye the Lord; *
praise him and magnify him for ever.

III The Earth and its Creatures

O let the earth bless the Lord; *
O ye mountains and hills, bless ye the Lord;
O all ye green things upon the earth, bless ye the Lord; *
praise him and magnify him for ever.
O ye wells, bless ye the Lord; *
O ye seas and floods, bless ye the Lord;
O ye whales and all that move in the waters, bless ye the Lord;
praise him and magnify him for ever.

O all ye fowls of the air, bless ye the Lord; *
O all ye beasts and cattle, bless ye the Lord;
O ye children of men, bless ye the Lord; *
praise him and magnify him for ever.

IV The People of God
O ye people of God, bless ye the Lord; *
O ye priests of the Lord, bless ye the Lord;
O ye servants of the Lord, bless ye the Lord; *
praise him and magnify him for ever.

O ye spirits and souls of the righteous, bless ye the Lord; *
O ye holy and humble men of heart, bless ye the Lord.
Let us bless the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit; *
praise him and magnify him for ever.

A Song of Creation Benedicite, omnia opera Domini
Song of the Three Young Men, 35-65
InvocationGlorify the Lord, all you works of the Lord, *
praise him and highly exalt him for ever.
In the firmament of his power, glorify the Lord, *
praise him and highly exalt him for ever.I The Cosmic OrderGlorify the Lord, you angels and all powers of the Lord, *
O heavens and all waters above the heavens.
Sun and moon and stars of the sky, glorify the Lord, *
praise him and highly exalt him for ever.

Glorify the Lord, every shower of rain and fall of dew, *
all winds and fire and heat.
Winter and Summer, glorify the Lord, *
praise him and highly exalt him for ever.

Glorify the Lord, O chill and cold, *
drops of dew and flakes of snow.
Frost and cold, ice and sleet, glorify the Lord, *
praise him and highly exalt him for ever.

Glorify the Lord, O nights and days, *
O shining light and enfolding dark.
Storm clouds and thunderbolts, glorify the Lord, *
praise him and highly exalt him for ever.

II The Earth and its Creatures

Let the earth glorify the Lord, *
praise him and highly exalt him for ever.
Glorify the Lord, O mountains and hills,
and all that grows upon the earth, *
praise him and highly exalt him for ever.
Glorify the Lord, O springs of water, seas, and streams, *
O whales and all that move in the waters.
All birds of the air, glorify the Lord, *
praise him and highly exalt him for ever.

Glorify the Lord, O beasts of the wild, *
and all you flocks and herds.
O men and women everywhere, glorify the Lord,
praise him and highly exalt him for ever.

III The People of God

Let the people of God glorify the Lord, *
praise him and highly exalt him for ever.
Glorify the Lord, O priests and servants of the Lord, *
praise him and highly exalt him for ever.
Glorify the Lord, O spirits and souls of the righteous, *
praise him and highly exalt him for ever.
You that are holy and humble of heart, glorify the Lord, *
praise him and highly exalt him for ever.

Doxology

Let us glorify the Lord: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit; *
praise him and highly exalt him for ever.
In the firmament of his power, glorify the Lord, *
praise him and highly exalt him for ever.

A Reading from 2 Corinthians 4:1-12

Therefore, since it is by God's mercy that we are engaged in this ministry, we do not lose heart. We have renounced the shameful things that one hides; we refuse to practice cunning or to falsify God's word; but by the open statement of the truth we commend ourselves to the conscience of everyone in the sight of God. And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing. In their case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. For we do not proclaim ourselves; we proclaim Jesus Christ as Lord and ourselves as your slaves for Jesus' sake. For it is the God who said, "Let light shine out of darkness," who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. But we have this treasure in clay jars, so that it may be made clear that this extraordinary power belongs to God and does not come from us. We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed; always carrying in the body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be made visible in our bodies. For while we live, we are always being given up to death for Jesus' sake, so that the life of Jesus may be made visible in our mortal flesh. So death is at work in us, but life in you.

Therefore, having this ministry by the mercy of God, we do not lose heart. We have renounced disgraceful, underhanded ways; we refuse to practice cunning or to tamper with God's word, but by the open statement of the truth we would commend ourselves to every man's conscience in the sight of God. And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled only to those who are perishing. In their case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the likeness of God. For what we preach is not ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, with ourselves as your servants for Jesus' sake. For it is the God who said, "Let light shine out of darkness," who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ. But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, to show that the transcendent power belongs to God and not to us. We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed; always carrying in the body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be manifested in our bodies. For while we live we are always being given up to death for Jesus' sake, so that the life of Jesus may be manifested in our mortal flesh. So death is at work in us, but life in you.

Therefore seeing we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we faint not; But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man's conscience in the sight of God. But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost: In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them. For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus' sake. For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us. We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed; Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body. For we which live are alway delivered unto death for Jesus' sake, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our mortal flesh. So then death worketh in us, but life in you.

A Song to the Lamb Dignus es
Revelation 4:11, 5:9-10, 13

Thou art worthy, O Lord, *
to receive glory and honor and power:
For thou hast created all things, *
and for thy pleasure they are and were created.
Thou art worthy, O Lamb that wast slain, *
and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood
Out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation: *
and hast made us unto our God kings and priests.
Blessing, and honor, and glory, and power *
be unto him that sitteth upon the throne
And unto the Lamb *
for ever and ever.

A Song to the Lamb Dignus es
Revelation 4:11, 5:9-10, 13

Splendor and honor and kingly power *
are yours by right, O Lord our God,
For you created everything that is, *
and by your will they were created and have their being;
And yours by right, O Lamb that was slain, *
for with your blood you have redeemed for God,
From every family, language, people, and nation, *
a kingdom of priests to serve our God.

And so, to him who sits upon the throne, *
and to Christ the Lamb,
Be worship and praise, dominion and splendor, *
for ever and for evermore.

The Song of Zechariah Benedictus Dominus Deus
Luke 1: 68-79

Blessed be the Lord God of Israel, *
for he hath visited and redeemed his people;
And hath raised up a mighty salvation for us *
in the house of his servant David,
As he spake by the mouth of his holy prophets, *
which have been since the world began:
That we should be saved from our enemies, *
and from the hand of all that hate us;
To perform the mercy promised to our forefathers, *
and to remember his holy covenant;
To perform the oath which he sware to our forefather Abraham, *
that he would give us,
That we being delivered out of the hand of our enemies *
might serve him without fear,
In holiness and righteousness before him, *
all the days of our life.

And thou, child, shalt be called the prophet of the Highest, *
for thou shalt go before the face of the Lord
to prepare his ways;
To give knowledge of salvation unto his people *
for the remission of their sins,
Through the tender mercy of our God, *
whereby the dayspring from on high hath visited us;
To give light to them that sit in darkness
and in the shadow of death, *
and to guide our feet into the way of peace.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost:
as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

The Song of Zechariah Benedictus Dominus Deus
Luke 1: 68-79

Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel; *
he has come to his people and set them free.
He has raised up for us a mighty savior, *
born of the house of his servant David.
Through his holy prophets he promised of old,
that he would save us from our enemies, *
from the hands of all who hate us.
He promised to show mercy to our fathers *
and to remember his holy covenant.
This was the oath he swore to our father Abraham, *
to set us free from the hands of our enemies,
Free to worship him without fear, *
holy and righteous in his sight
all the days of our life.

You, my child, shall be called the prophet of the Most High, *
for you will go before the Lord to prepare his way,
To give his people knowledge of salvation *
by the forgiveness of their sins.
In the tender compassion of our God *
the dawn from on high shall break upon us,
To shine on those who dwell in darkness and the shadow of death, *
and to guide our feet into the way of peace.

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.

The Apostles’ Creed

I believe in God, the Father almighty,
makercreator of heaven and earth.
AndI believe in Jesus Christ, his only son, our Lord.
WhoHe was conceived by the Holy Ghost,the power of the Holy Spirit
and born of the Virgin Mary,.
He suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, deaddied, and was buried.
He descended into hellto the dead.
On the third day he rose again from the dead.
He ascended into heaven,
and sittethis seated at the right hand of God the Father Almightythe Father.
From thence he shall come to judge the quick and the deadHe will come again to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy GhostSpirit,
the holy catholic Church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting. Amen.

The Prayers

V. The Lord be with you.
R. And with thy spiritalso with you.
Let us pray.

Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy Name,
thy kingdom come,
thy 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 thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory,
for ever and ever. Amen.

Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your Name,
your kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins
as we forgive those
who sin against us.
Save us from the time of trial,
and deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom, the power,
and the glory are yours,
now and for ever. Amen.

Suffrages

V. O Lord, show thy mercy upon usShow us your mercy, O Lord;
R. And grant us thyyour salvation.
V. Endue thyClothe your ministers with righteousness;
R. And make thy chosen people joyfulLet your people sing with joy.
V. Give peace, O Lord, in all the world;
R. For only in theeyou can we live in safety.
V. Lord, keep this nation under thyyour care;
R. And guide us in the way of justice and truth.
V. Let thyyour way be known upon earth;
R. ThyYour saving health among all nations.
V. Let not the needy, O Lord, be forgotten;
R. Nor the hope of the poor be taken away.
V. Create in us clean hearts, O God;
R. And sustain us with thyyour Holy Spirit.

V. O Lord, save thy peopleSave your people, Lord, and bless thine heritageyour inheritance;
R. Govern them and lift them up for everGovern and uphold them, now and always.
V. Day by day we magnify theebless you;
R. And we worship thy Name ever, world without endWe praise your name for ever.
V. Vouchsafe, O Lord, to keep us this day without sinLord, keep us from all sin today;
R. O Lord, hHave mercy upon us, Lord, have mercy upon us.
V. O Lord, let thy mercy be upon usLord, show us your love and mercy;
R. As our trust is in theeFor we put our trust in you.
V. O Lord, in thee have I trustedIn you, Lord, is our hope;
R. Let me never be confoundedAnd we shall never hope in vain.

The Collect of the Day

O Lord, who dost, out of the abundance of thy great riches, relieve our necessity: Grant, we beseech thee, that we may accept with joy the salvation thou dost bestow, and by the quality of our lives show forth the same to all the world; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

O Lord, who dost, out of the abundance of thy great riches, relieve our necessity: Grant, we beseech thee, that we may accept with joy the salvation thou dost bestow, and by the quality of our lives show forth the same to all the world; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

O Lord, who dost, out of the abundance of thy great riches, relieve our necessity: Grant, we beseech thee, that we may accept with joy the salvation thou dost bestow, and by the quality of our lives show forth the same to all the world; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

O Lord, you relieve our necessity out of the abundance of your great riches: Grant that we may accept with joy the salvation you bestow, and manifest it to all the world by the quality of our lives; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

O Lord, you relieve our necessity out of the abundance of your great riches: Grant that we may accept with joy the salvation you bestow, and manifest it to all the world by the quality of our lives; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

O Lord, you relieve our necessity out of the abundance of your great riches: Grant that we may accept with joy the salvation you bestow, and manifest it to all the world by the quality of our lives; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

A Collect for Fridays

Almighty God, whose most dear Son went not up to joy but first he suffered pain, and entered not into glory before he was crucified: Mercifully grant that we, walking in the way of the cross, may find it none other than the way of life and peace; through the same thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

A Collect for Fridays

Almighty God, whose most dear Son went not up to joy but first he suffered pain, and entered not into glory before he was crucified: Mercifully grant that we, walking in the way of the cross, may find it none other than the way of life and peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Prayer for Mission

Lord Jesus Christ, who didst stretch out thine arms of love on the hard wood of the cross that everyone might come within the reach of thy saving embrace: So clothe us in thy Spirit that we, reaching forth our hands in love, may bring those who do not know thee to the knowledge and love of thee; for the honor of thy Name. Amen.

Lord Jesus Christ, you stretched out your arms of love on the hard wood of the cross that everyone might come within the reach of your saving embrace: So clothe us in your Spirit that we, reaching forth our hands in love, may bring those who do not know you to the knowledge and love of you; for the honor of your Name. Amen.

Authorized intercessions and thanksgivings may follow.

The General Thanksgiving

Almighty God, Father of all mercies,
we thine unworthy servants
do give thee most humble and hearty thanks
we your unworthy servants give you humble thanks
for all thyyour goodness and loving-kindness
to us and to all menwhom you have made.
We bless theeyou for our creation, preservation,
and all the blessings of this life;
but above all for thine inestimableyour immeasurable love
in the redemption of the world by our Lord Jesus Christ;
for the means of grace, and for the hope of glory.

And, we beseech thee,
give us that due sense of all thy mercies
pray, give us such an awareness of your mercies,
that our hearts may be unfeignedly thankful;
and that we show forth thy praise,
that with truly thankful hearts we may show forth your praise,
not only with our lips, but in our lives,
by giving up our selves to thyyour service,
and by walking before theeyou
in holiness and righteousness all our days;
through Jesus Christ our Lord,
to whom, with theeyou and the Holy GhostSpirit,
be all honor and glory, world without end throughout all ages. Amen.

A Prayer of St. Chrysostom

Almighty God, who hastyou have given us grace at this time with one
accord to make our common supplication to theeyou; and you
hasthave promised through thyyour well-beloved Son that when two
or three are gathered together in his Name thou wiltyou will be in the
midst of them: Fulfill now, O Lord, theour desires and petitions
of thy servants as may be best for us; granting us in this world knowledge of thyyour truth, and in the worldage to come life everlasting. Amen.

V. Let us bless the Lord.
R. Thanks be to God.

May the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.
Amen.

The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and
the fellowship of the Holy GhostSpirit, be with us all evermore.
Amen. 2 Corinthians 13:14

May the God of hope fill us with all joy and peace in
believing through the power of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Romans 15:13

Glory to God whose power, working in us, can do infinitely
more than we can ask or imagine: Glory to him from
generation to generation in the Church, and in Christ Jesus
for ever and ever. Amen. Ephesians 3:20

Ave Regina Caelorum

O Queen of Heaven enthroned, Hail, by angels Mistress owned
Root of Jesse, Gate of morn,Whence the world's true light was born.
Glorious Virgin, joy to thee, Lovliest whom in Heaven they see,
Fairest thou where all are fair! Plead with Christ our sins to spare.

V: Vouchsafe that we may praise thee, O holy Virgin
R: Give me strength against thine enemies.

Let us pray:
Grant, O merciful God, to our weak natures Thy protection, that we who commemorate the holy Mother of God may, by the help of her intercession, arise from our iniquities. Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.

V: May the divine help remain with us always.
R: And with our absent brothers and sisters. Amen.

Ave Regina Caelorum

Queen of the heavens, we hail you, hail you Mother of our Redeemer;
you the dawn, the door of morning, whence the world's true Light has risen:
joy to you, O Virgin glorious, beautiful beyond all others,
hail and all hail, O most gracious, intercede for us always to Jesus.

V: May your prayers, O holy Virgin, defend us.
R: As we contend with the powers of evil.

Let us pray:
Grant us, O merciful God, protection in our weakness, that we who celebrate the memory of the holy Mother of God may, with the aid of her intercession, triumph over our foes; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

V: May the divine help remain with us always.
R: And with our absent brothers and sisters. Amen.

Noon Prayer for Friday after the Fifth Sunday in Lent

The Angelus

The angel of the Lord announced unto Mary;
And she conceived by the Holy Ghost.

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee.
Blessed art thou amongst women
and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.

Holy Mary, Mother of God,
pray for us sinners, now, and at the hour of our death. Amen.

Behold the handmaid of the Lord:
Be it unto me according to Thy word.

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee.
Blessed art thou amongst women
and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.

Holy Mary, Mother of God,
pray for us sinners, now, and at the hour of our death. Amen.

And the Word was made flesh:
And dwelt among us.

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee.
Blessed art thou amongst women
and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.

Holy Mary, Mother of God,
pray for us sinners, now, and at the hour of our death. Amen.

V. Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God.
R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let us pray:
We beseech Thee, O Lord, pour thy grace into our hearts,
that we who have known the incarnation of thy Son Jesus Christ,
announced by an angel to the Virgin Mary,
may by his cross and passion be brought to the glory of His resurrection,
who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

The Angelus

The Angel of the Lord announced to Mary
And she conceived by the Holy Spirit.

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with you.
Blessed are you among women,
and blessed is the fruit of your womb, Jesus

Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners,
now and at the hour of our death. Amen.

Behold the handmaid of the Lord
Be it unto me according to your word

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with you.
Blessed are you among women,
and blessed is the fruit of your womb, Jesus

Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners,
now and at the hour of our death. Amen.

And the Word was made flesh.
And dwelled among us.

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with you.
Blessed are you among women,
and blessed is the fruit of your womb, Jesus

Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners,
now and at the hour of our death. Amen.

V. Pray for us, O holy Mother of God.
R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let us pray:
Pour your grace into our hearts, O Lord,
that we who have known the incarnation of your Son Jesus Christ,
announced by an angel to the Virgin Mary,
may by his cross and passion be brought to the glory of his resurrection;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

V. O God, make speed to save us.
R. O Lord, make haste to help us.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost:
as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
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.

Hymn: Rector potens, verax deus

O God of truth, O Lord of might,
who ord’rest time and change aright,
and send’st the early morning ray,
and light’st the glow of perfect day:

Extinguish thou each sinful fire,
and banish every ill desire;
and while thou keep’st the body whole,
shed forth thy peace upon the soul.

O Father, that we ask be done,
through Jesus Christ, thine only Son,
who, with the Holy Ghost and thee,
doth live and reign eternally.

Psalm 119. XIV. Lucerna pedibus meis.
105   THY word is a lantern unto my feet, *
and a light unto my paths.
106    I have sworn, and am stedfastly purposed, *
to keep thy righteous judgments.
107    I am troubled above measure: *
quicken me, O LORD, according to thy word.
108    Let the free-will offerings of my mouth please thee, O LORD; *
and teach me thy judgments.
109    My soul is alway in my hand; *
yet do I not forget thy law.
110    The ungodly have laid a snare for me; *
but yet I swerved not from thy commandments.
111    Thy testimonies have I claimed as mine heritage for ever; *
and why? they are the very joy of my heart.
112    I have applied my heart to fulfil thy statutes alway, *
even unto the end.

Psalm 119: Nun Lucerna pedibus meis
105   Your word is a lantern to my feet *
and a light upon my path.
106   I have sworn and am determined *
to keep your righteous judgments.
107   I am deeply troubled; *
preserve my life, O LORD, according to your word.
108   Accept, O LORD, the willing tribute of my lips, *
and teach me your judgments.
109   My life is always in my hand, *
yet I do not forget your law.
110   The wicked have set a trap for me, *
but I have not strayed from your commandments.
111   Your decrees are my inheritance for ever; *
truly, they are the joy of my heart.
112   I have applied my heart to fulfill your statutes *
for ever and to the end.

Psalm 121. Levavi oculos.

  I WILL lift up mine eyes unto the hills; *
from whence cometh my help?
   My help cometh even from the LORD, *
who hath made heaven and earth.
   He will not suffer thy foot to be moved; *
and he that keepeth thee will not sleep.
   Behold, he that keepeth Israel *
shall neither slumber nor sleep.
   The LORD himself is thy keeper; *
the LORD is thy defence upon thy right hand;
   So that the sun shall not burn thee by day, *
neither the moon by night.
   The LORD shall preserve thee from all evil; *
yea, it is even he that shall keep thy soul.
   The LORD shall preserve thy going out, and thy coming in, *
from this time forth for evermore.

Psalm 121 Levavi oculos

  I lift up my eyes to the hills; *
from where is my help to come?
  My help comes from the LORD, *
the maker of heaven and earth.
  He will not let your foot be moved *
and he who watches over you will not fall asleep.
  Behold, he who keeps watch over Israel *
shall neither slumber nor sleep;
  The LORD himself watches over you; *
the LORD is your shade at your right hand,
  So that the sun shall not strike you by day, *
nor the moon by night.
  The LORD shall preserve you from all evil; *
it is he who shall keep you safe.
  The LORD shall watch over your going out and your coming in, *
from this time forth for evermore.

Psalm 126. In convertendo.

  WHEN the LORD turned again the captivity of Sion, *
then were we like unto them that dream.
   Then was our mouth filled with laughter, *
and our tongue with joy.
   Then said they among the heathen, *
The LORD hath done great things for them.
   Yea, the LORD hath done great things for us already; *
whereof we rejoice.
   Turn our captivity, O LORD, *
as the rivers in the south.
   They that sow in tears *
shall reap in joy.
   He that now goeth on his way weeping, and beareth forth good seed, *
shall doubtless come again with joy, and bring his sheaves with him.

Psalm 126 In convertendo

  When the LORD restored the fortunes of Zion, *
then were we like those who dream.
  Then was our mouth filled with laughter, *
and our tongue with shouts of joy.
  Then they said among the nations, *
” LORD has done great things for them.”
  The LORD has done great things for us, *
and we are glad indeed.
  Restore our fortunes, O LORD, *
like the watercourses of the Negev.
  Those who sowed with tears *
will reap with songs of joy.
  Those who go out weeping, carrying the seed, *
will come again with joy, shouldering their sheaves.

Chapter

Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation.
If anyone is in Christ he is a new creation; the old has passed away, behold the new has come. All this is from God, who through Christ reconciled us to himself and gave us the ministry of reconciliation.

2 Corinthians 5:17-18
R. Thanks be to God.

The Prayers

Lord, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.

Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy Name,
thy kingdom come,
thy 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 thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory,
for ever and ever. Amen.
Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your Name,
your kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins
as we forgive those
who sin against us.
Save us from the time of trial,
and deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom, the power,
and the glory are yours,
now and for ever. Amen.

V. Lord, hear our prayer;
R. And let our cry come unto thee.

Let us pray.
O Lord Jesus Christ, who saidst unto thine apostles, Peace I leave to
you; my own peace I give unto you; Regard not our sins,
but the faith of thy Church; and grant to it that peace and
unity which is according to thy will, who livest and reignest
with the Father and the Holy Ghost, one God, world without end. Amen.

Free intercessions may be offered.

V. Let us bless the Lord.
R. Thanks be to God.

V. Lord, hear our prayer;
R. And let our cry come to you.

Let us pray.
Lord Jesus Christ, you said to your apostles, “Peace I give to
you; my own peace I leave with you:” Regard not our sins,
but the faith of your Church, and give to us the peace and
unity of that heavenly city, where with the Father and the
Holy Spirit you live and reign, now and for ever. Amen.

Free intercessions may be offered.

V. Let us bless the Lord.
R. Thanks be to God.

May the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.
Amen.

Evening Prayer for Friday after the Fifth Sunday in Lent

(Friday after the Fifth Sunday in LentFriday after the Fifth Sunday in LentFriday after the Fifth Sunday in Lent)

The Angelus

The angel of the Lord announced unto Mary;
And she conceived by the Holy Ghost.

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee.
Blessed art thou amongst women
and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.

Holy Mary, Mother of God,
pray for us sinners, now, and at the hour of our death. Amen.

Behold the handmaid of the Lord:
Be it unto me according to Thy word.

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee.
Blessed art thou amongst women
and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.

Holy Mary, Mother of God,
pray for us sinners, now, and at the hour of our death. Amen.

And the Word was made flesh:
And dwelt among us.

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee.
Blessed art thou amongst women
and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.

Holy Mary, Mother of God,
pray for us sinners, now, and at the hour of our death. Amen.

V. Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God.
R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let us pray:
We beseech Thee, O Lord, pour thy grace into our hearts,
that we who have known the incarnation of thy Son Jesus Christ,
announced by an angel to the Virgin Mary,
may by his cross and passion be brought to the glory of His resurrection,
who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

The Angelus

The Angel of the Lord announced to Mary
And she conceived by the Holy Spirit.

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with you.
Blessed are you among women,
and blessed is the fruit of your womb, Jesus

Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners,
now and at the hour of our death. Amen.

Behold the handmaid of the Lord
Be it unto me according to your word

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with you.
Blessed are you among women,
and blessed is the fruit of your womb, Jesus

Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners,
now and at the hour of our death. Amen.

And the Word was made flesh.
And dwelled among us.

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with you.
Blessed are you among women,
and blessed is the fruit of your womb, Jesus

Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners,
now and at the hour of our death. Amen.

V. Pray for us, O holy Mother of God.
R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let us pray:
Pour your grace into our hearts, O Lord,
that we who have known the incarnation of your Son Jesus Christ,
announced by an angel to the Virgin Mary,
may by his cross and passion be brought to the glory of his resurrection;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Confession of Sin

Dearly beloved, we have come together in the presence of
Almighty God our heavenly Father, to set forth his praise, to
hear his holy Word, and to ask, for ourselves and on behalf
of others, those things that are necessary for our life and our
salvation. And so that we may prepare ourselves in heart and
mind to worship him, let us kneel in silence, and with
penitent and obedient hearts confess our sins, that we may
obtain forgiveness by his infinite goodness and mercy.Most merciful God,
we confess that we have sinned against you
in thought, word, and deed,
by what we have done,
and by what we have left undone.
We have not loved you with our whole heart;
we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves.
We are truly sorry and we humbly repent.
For the sake of your Son Jesus Christ,
have mercy on us and forgive us;
that we may delight in your will,
and walk in your ways,
to the glory of your Name. Amen.Almighty God have mercy on us, forgive us all our sins
through our Lord Jesus Christ, strengthen us in all
goodness, and by the power of the Holy Spirit keep us in
eternal life. Amen.

Dearly friends in Christ, here in the presence of Almighty God, let us kneel in silence, and with penitent and obedient hearts confess our sins, that we may obtain forgiveness by his infinite goodness and mercy.

Almighty and most merciful Father,
we have erred and strayed from thy ways like lost sheep,
we have followed too much the devices and desires of our own hearts,
we have offended against thy holy laws,
we have left undone those things which we ought to have done,
and we have done those things which we ought not to have done.
But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us,
spare thou those who confess their faults,
restore thou those who are penitent,
according to thy promises declared unto mankind
in Christ Jesus our Lord;
and grant, O most merciful Father, for his sake,
that we may hereafter live a godly, righteous, and sober life,
to the glory of thy holy Name. Amen.

The Almighty and merciful Lord grant us absolution and
remission of all our sins, true repentance, amendment of
life, and the grace and consolation of his Holy Spirit. Amen.

The Invitatory and Psalter

V. O God, make speed to save us.
R. O Lord, make haste to help us.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost:
as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
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.

O Gracious Light Phos hilaron

O gracious Light,
pure brightness of the everliving Father in heaven,
O Jesus Christ, holy and blessed!

Now as we come to the setting of the sun,
and our eyes behold the vesper light,
we sing thy praises, O God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

Thou art worthy at all times to be praised by happy voices,
O Son of God, O Giver of life,
and to be glorified through all the worlds.

O Gracious Light Phos hilaron

O gracious light,
pure brightness of the everliving Father in heaven,
O Jesus Christ, holy and blessed!

Now as we come to the setting of the sun,
and our eyes behold the vesper light,
we sing your praises, O God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

You are worthy at all times to be praised by happy voices,
O Son of God, O Giver of life,
and to be glorified through all the worlds.

Let my prayer be set forth in thy sight as the incense and let the lifting up of my hands be an evening sacrifice.

Psalm 141. Domine, clamavi.
  LORD, I call upon thee; haste thee unto me, *
and consider my voice, when I cry unto thee.
   Let my prayer be set forth in thy sight as the incense; *
and let the lifting up of my hands be an evening sacrifice.
   Set a watch, O LORD, before my mouth, *
and keep the door of my lips.
   O let not mine heart be inclined to any evil thing; *
let me not be occupied in ungodly works with the men that work wickedness, neither let me eat of such things as please them.
   But mine eyes look unto thee, O LORD God; *
in thee is my trust; O cast not out my soul.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost:
as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen.

Let my prayer be set forth in thy sight as the incense and let the lifting up of my hands be an evening sacrifice.

Let my prayer be set forth in your sight as incense, the lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice.

Psalm 141 Domine, clamavi
  O LORD, I call to you; come to me quickly; *
hear my voice when I cry to you.
  Let my prayer be set forth in your sight as incense, *
the lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice.
  Set a watch before my mouth, O LORD, and guard the door of my lips; *
let not my heart incline to any evil thing.
  Let me not be occupied in wickedness with evildoers, *
nor eat of their choice foods.
  But my eyes are turned to you, Lord GOD; *
in you I take refuge; do not strip me of my life.

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.

Let my prayer be set forth in your sight as incense, the lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice.

The Psalm or Psalms Appointed Use Rite II PsalmsUse Rite I Psalms

Let my prayer be set forth in thy sight as the incense.

Psalm 141. Domine, clamavi.

  LORD, I call upon thee; haste thee unto me, *
and consider my voice, when I cry unto thee.
   Let my prayer be set forth in thy sight as the incense; *
and let the lifting up of my hands be an evening sacrifice.
   Set a watch, O LORD, before my mouth, *
and keep the door of my lips.
   O let not mine heart be inclined to any evil thing; *
let me not be occupied in ungodly works with the men that work wickedness, neither let me eat of such things as please them.
   Let the righteous rather smite me friendly, and reprove me; *
yea, let not my head refuse their precious balms.
   As for the ungodly, *
I will pray yet against their wickedness.
   Let their judges be overthrown in stony places, *
that they may hear my words; for they are sweet.
   Our bones lie scattered before the pit, *
like as when one breaketh and heweth wood upon the earth.
   But mine eyes look unto thee, O LORD God; *
in thee is my trust; O cast not out my soul.
10    Keep me from the snare that they have laid for me, *
and from the traps of the wicked doers.
11    Let the ungodly fall into their own nets together, *
and let me ever escape them.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, *
and to the Holy Ghost:
as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, *
world without end. Amen.

Let my prayer be set forth in thy sight as the incense.

Enter not into judgement with thy servant for in thy sight shall no man living be justified.

Psalm 143. Domine, exaudi.

  HEAR my prayer, O LORD, and consider my desire; *
hearken unto me for thy truth and righteousness' sake.
   And enter not into judgment with thy servant; *
for in thy sight shall no man living be justified.
   For the enemy hath persecuted my soul; he hath smitten my life down to the ground; *
he hath laid me in the darkness, as the men that have been long dead.
   Therefore is my spirit vexed within me, *
and my heart within me is desolate.
   Yet do I remember the time past; I muse upon all thy works; *
yea, I exercise myself in the works of thy hands.
   I stretch forth my hands unto thee; *
my soul gaspeth unto thee as a thirsty land.
   Hear me, O LORD, and that soon; for my spirit waxeth faint: *
hide not thy face from me, lest I be like unto them that go down into the pit.
   O let me hear thy loving-kindness betimes in the morning; for in thee is my trust: *
show thou me the way that I should walk in; for I lift up my soul unto thee.
   Deliver me, O LORD, from mine enemies; *
for I flee unto thee to hide me.
10    Teach me to do the thing that pleaseth thee; for thou art my God: *
let thy loving Spirit lead me forth into the land of righteousness.
11    Quicken me, O LORD, for thy Name's sake; *
and for thy righteousness' sake bring my soul out of trouble.
12    And of thy goodness slay mine enemies, *
and destroy all them that vex my soul; for I am thy servant.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, *
and to the Holy Ghost:
as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, *
world without end. Amen.

Enter not into judgement with thy servant for in thy sight shall no man living be justified.

Let my prayer be set forth in your sight as incense.

Psalm 141 Domine, clamavi

  O LORD, I call to you; come to me quickly; *
hear my voice when I cry to you.
  Let my prayer be set forth in your sight as incense, *
the lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice.
  Set a watch before my mouth, O LORD, and guard the door of my lips; *
let not my heart incline to any evil thing.
  Let me not be occupied in wickedness with evildoers, *
nor eat of their choice foods.
  Let the righteous smite me in friendly rebuke; let not the oil of the unrighteous anoint my head; *
for my prayer is continually against their wicked deeds.
  Let their rulers be overthrown in stony places, *
that they may know my words are true.
  As when a plowman turns over the earth in furrows, *
let their bones be scattered at the mouth of the grave.
  But my eyes are turned to you, Lord GOD; *
in you I take refuge; do not strip me of my life.
  Protect me from the snare which they have laid for me *
and from the traps of the evildoers.
10   Let the wicked fall into their own nets, *
while I myself escape.

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.

Let my prayer be set forth in your sight as incense.

Enter not into judgment with your servant, for in your sight shall no one living be justified.

Psalm 143 Domine, exaudi

  LORD, hear my prayer, and in your faithfulness heed my supplications; *
answer me in your righteousness.
  Enter not into judgment with your servant, *
for in your sight shall no one living be justified.
  For my enemy has sought my life; he has crushed me to the ground; *
he has made me live in dark places like those who are long dead.
  My spirit faints within me; *
my heart within me is desolate.
  I remember the time past; I muse upon all your deeds; *
I consider the works of your hands.
  I spread out my hands to you; *
my soul gasps to you like a thirsty land.
  O LORD, make haste to answer me; my spirit fails me; *
do not hide your face from me or I shall be like those who go down to the Pit.
  Let me hear of your loving-kindness in the morning, for I put my trust in you; *
show me the road that I must walk, for I lift up my soul to you.
  Deliver me from my enemies, O LORD, *
for I flee to you for refuge.
10   Teach me to do what pleases you, for you are my God; *
let your good Spirit lead me on level ground.
11   Revive me, O LORD, for your Name's sake; *
for your righteousness' sake, bring me out of trouble.
12   Of your goodness, destroy my enemies and bring all my foes to naught, *
for truly I am your servant.

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.

Enter not into judgment with your servant, for in your sight shall no one living be justified.

Be thou ruler even in the midst among thine enemies.

Psalm 114. In exitu Israel.

  WHEN Israel came out of Egypt, *
and the house of Jacob from among the strange people,
   Judah was his sanctuary, *
and Israel his dominion.
   The sea saw that, and fled; *
Jordan was driven back.
   The mountains skipped like rams, *
and the little hills like young sheep.
   What aileth thee, O thou sea, that thou fleddest? *
and thou Jordan, that thou wast driven back?
   Ye mountains, that ye skipped like rams? *
and ye little hills, like young sheep?
   Tremble, thou earth, at the presence of the Lord: *
at the presence of the God of Jacob;
   Who turned the hard rock into a standing water,
: and the flintstone into a springing well.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, *
and to the Holy Ghost:
as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, *
world without end. Amen.

Be thou ruler even in the midst among thine enemies.

Psalm 115. Non nobis, Domine.

  NOT unto us, O LORD, not unto us, but unto thy Name give the praise; *
for thy loving mercy, and for thy truth's sake.
   Wherefore shall the heathen say, *
Where is now their God?
   As for our God, he is in heaven: *
he hath done whatsoever pleased him.
   Their idols are silver and gold, *
even the work of men's hands.
   They have mouths, and speak not; *
eyes have they, and see not.
   They have ears, and hear not; *
noses have they, and smell not.
   They have hands, and handle not; feet have they, and walk not; *
neither speak they through their throat.
   They that make them are like unto them; *
and so are all such as put their trust in them.
   But thou, house of Israel, trust thou in the LORD; *
he is their helper and defender.
10    Ye house of Aaron, put your trust in the LORD; *
he is their helper and defender.
11    Ye that fear the LORD, put your trust in the LORD; *
he is their helper and defender.
12    The LORD hath been mindful of us, and he shall bless us; *
even he shall bless the house of Israel, he shall bless the house of Aaron.
13    He shall bless them that fear the LORD, *
both small and great.
14    The LORD shall increase you more and more, *
you and your children.
15    Ye are the blessed of the LORD, *
who made heaven and earth.
16    All the whole heavens are the LORD's; *
the earth hath he given to the children of men.
17    The dead praise not thee, O LORD, *
neither all they that go down into silence.
18    But we will praise the LORD, *
from this time forth for evermore. Praise the LORD.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, *
and to the Holy Ghost:
as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, *
world without end. Amen.

The works of his hands are verity and judgement.

Be the ruler even in the midst of your enemies.

Psalm 114 In exitu Israel

  Hxxxxxxxxh! When Israel came out of Egypt, *
the house of Jacob from a people of strange speech,
  Judah became God's sanctuary *
and Israel his dominion.
  The sea beheld it and fled; *
Jordan turned and went back.
  The mountains skipped like rams, *
and the little hills like young sheep.
  What ailed you, O sea, that you fled? *
O Jordan, that you turned back?
  You mountains, that you skipped like rams? *
you little hills like young sheep?
  Tremble, O earth, at the presence of the Lord, *
at the presence of the God of Jacob,
  Who turned the hard rock into a pool of water *
and flint-stone into a flowing spring.

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.

Be the ruler even in the midst of your enemies.

The works of his hands are faithfulness and justice.

Psalm 115 Non nobis, Domine

  Not to us, O LORD, not to us, but to your Name give glory; *
because of your love and because of your faithfulness.
  Why should the heathen say, *
"Where then is their God?"
  Our God is in heaven; *
whatever he wills to do he does.
  Their idols are silver and gold, *
the work of human hands.
  They have mouths, but they cannot speak; *
eyes have they, but they cannot see;
  They have ears but they cannot hear; *
noses, but they cannot smell;
  They have hands, but they cannot feel; feet, but they cannot walk; *
they make no sound with their throat.
  Those who make them are like them, *
and so are all who put their trust in them.
  O Israel, trust in the LORD; *
he is their help and their shield.
10   O house of Aaron, trust in the LORD; *
he is their help and their shield.
11   You who fear the LORD, trust in the LORD; *
he is their help and their shield.
12   The LORD has been mindful of us, and he will bless us; *
he will bless the house of Israel; he will bless the house of Aaron;
13   He will bless those who fear the LORD, *
both small and great together.
14   May the LORD increase you more and more, *
you and your children after you.
15   May you be blessed by the LORD, *
the maker of heaven and earth.
16   The heaven of heavens is the LORD'S, *
but he entrusted the earth to its peoples.
17   The dead do not praise the LORD, *
nor all those who go down into silence;
18   But we will bless the LORD, *
from this time forth for evermore. Hxxxxxxxxh!

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.

The works of his hands are faithfulness and justice.

The Lessons [One Evening ReadingTwo Evening Readings]

A Reading from Jeremiah 29:1-13

These are the words of the letter that the prophet Jeremiah sent from Jerusalem to the remaining elders among the exiles, and to the priests, the prophets, and all the people, whom Nebuchadnezzar had taken into exile from Jerusalem to Babylon. This was after King Jeconiah, and the queen mother, the court officials, the leaders of Judah and Jerusalem, the artisans, and the smiths had departed from Jerusalem. The letter was sent by the hand of Elasah son of Shaphan and Gemariah son of Hilkiah, whom King Zedekiah of Judah sent to Babylon to King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon. It said: Thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, to all the exiles whom I have sent into exile from Jerusalem to Babylon: Build houses and live in them; plant gardens and eat what they produce. Take wives and have sons and daughters; take wives for your sons, and give your daughters in marriage, that they may bear sons and daughters; multiply there, and do not decrease. But seek the welfare of the city where I have sent you into exile, and pray to the LORD on its behalf, for in its welfare you will find your welfare. For thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel: Do not let the prophets and the diviners who are among you deceive you, and do not listen to the dreams that they dream, for it is a lie that they are prophesying to you in my name; I did not send them, says the LORD. For thus says the LORD: Only when Babylon's seventy years are completed will I visit you, and I will fulfill to you my promise and bring you back to this place. For surely I know the plans I have for you, says the LORD, plans for your welfare and not for harm, to give you a future with hope. Then when you call upon me and come and pray to me, I will hear you. When you search for me, you will find me; if you seek me with all your heart,

These are the words of the letter which Jeremiah the prophet sent from Jerusalem to the elders of the exiles, and to the priests, the prophets, and all the people, whom Nebuchadnez'zar had taken into exile from Jerusalem to Babylon. This was after King Jeconi'ah, and the queen mother, the eunuchs, the princes of Judah and Jerusalem, the craftsmen, and the smiths had departed from Jerusalem. The letter was sent by the hand of Ela'sah the son of Shaphan and Gemari'ah the son of Hilki'ah, whom Zedeki'ah king of Judah sent to Babylon to Nebuchadnez'zar king of Babylon. It said: "Thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, to all the exiles whom I have sent into exile from Jerusalem to Babylon: Build houses and live in them; plant gardens and eat their produce. Take wives and have sons and daughters; take wives for your sons, and give your daughters in marriage, that they may bear sons and daughters; multiply there, and do not decrease. But seek the welfare of the city where I have sent you into exile, and pray to the LORD on its behalf, for in its welfare you will find your welfare. For thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel: Do not let your prophets and your diviners who are among you deceive you, and do not listen to the dreams which they dream, for it is a lie which they are prophesying to you in my name; I did not send them, says the LORD. "For thus says the LORD: When seventy years are completed for Babylon, I will visit you, and I will fulfil to you my promise and bring you back to this place. For I know the plans I have for you, says the LORD, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will hear you. You will seek me and find me; when you seek me with all your heart,

Now these are the words of the letter that Jeremiah the prophet sent from Jerusalem unto the residue of the elders which were carried away captives, and to the priests, and to the prophets, and to all the people whom Nebuchadnezzar had carried away captive from Jerusalem to Babylon; (After that Jeconiah the king, and the queen, and the eunuchs, the princes of Judah and Jerusalem, and the carpenters, and the smiths, were departed from Jerusalem;) By the hand of Elasah the son of Shaphan, and Gemariah the son of Hilkiah, (whom Zedekiah king of Judah sent unto Babylon to Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon) saying, Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, unto all that are carried away captives, whom I have caused to be carried away from Jerusalem unto Babylon; Build ye houses, and dwell in them; and plant gardens, and eat the fruit of them; Take ye wives, and beget sons and daughters; and take wives for your sons, and give your daughters to husbands, that they may bear sons and daughters; that ye may be increased there, and not diminished. And seek the peace of the city whither I have caused you to be carried away captives, and pray unto the LORD for it: for in the peace thereof shall ye have peace. For thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Let not your prophets and your diviners, that be in the midst of you, deceive you, neither hearken to your dreams which ye cause to be dreamed. For they prophesy falsely unto you in my name: I have not sent them, saith the LORD. For thus saith the LORD, That after seventy years be accomplished at Babylon I will visit you, and perform my good word toward you, in causing you to return to this place. For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you. And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.

A Song of Praise Benedictus es, Domine
Song of the Three Young Men, 29-34

Blessed art thou, O Lord God of our fathers; *
praised and exalted above all for ever.
Blessed art thou for the name of thy Majesty; *
praised and exalted above all for ever.
Blessed art thou in the temple of thy holiness; *
praised and exalted above all for ever.
Blessed art thou that beholdest the depths,
and dwellest between the Cherubim; *
praised and exalted above all for ever.
Blessed art thou on the glorious throne of thy kingdom; *
praised and exalted above all for ever.
Blessed art thou in the firmament of heaven; *
praised and exalted above all for ever.
Blessed art thou, O Father, Son, and Holy Spirit; *
praised and exalted above all for ever.

A Song of Praise Benedictus es, Domine
Song of the Three Young Men, 29-34

Glory to you, Lord God of our fathers; *
you are worthy of praise; glory to you.
Glory to you for the radiance of your holy Name; *
we will praise you and highly exalt you for ever.

Glory to you in the splendor of your temple; *
on the throne of your majesty, glory to you.
Glory to you, seated between the Cherubim; *
we will praise you and highly exalt you for ever.

Glory to you, beholding the depths; *
in the high vault of heaven, glory to you.
Glory to you, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit; *
we will praise you and highly exalt you for ever.

The Song of Mary Magnificat
Luke 1:46-55

My soul doth magnify the Lord, *
and my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Savior.
For he hath regarded *
the lowliness of his handmaiden.
For behold from henceforth *
all generations shall call me blessed.
For he that is mighty hath magnified me, *
and holy is his Name.
And his mercy is on them that fear him *
throughout all generations.
He hath showed strength with his arm; *
he hath scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts.
He hath put down the mighty from their seat, *
and hath exalted the humble and meek.
He hath filled the hungry with good things, *
and the rich he hath sent empty away.
He remembering his mercy hath holpen his servant Israel, *
as he promised to our forefathers,
Abraham and his seed for ever.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost: *
as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

The Song of Mary Magnificat
Luke 1:46-55
My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord,
my spirit rejoices in God my Savior; *
for he has looked with favor on his lowly servant.
From this day all generations will call me blessed: *
the Almighty has done great things for me,
and holy is his Name.
He has mercy on those who fear him *
in every generation.
He has shown the strength of his arm, *
he has scattered the proud in their conceit.
He has cast down the mighty from their thrones, *
and has lifted up the lowly.
He has filled the hungry with good things, *
and the rich he has sent away empty.
He has come to the help of his servant Israel, *
for he has remembered his promise of mercy,
The promise he made to our fathers, *
to Abraham and his children 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.

A Reading from Mark 10:32-45

They were on the road, going up to Jerusalem, and Jesus was walking ahead of them; they were amazed, and those who followed were afraid. He took the twelve aside again and began to tell them what was to happen to him, saying, "See, we are going up to Jerusalem, and the Son of Man will be handed over to the chief priests and the scribes, and they will condemn him to death; then they will hand him over to the Gentiles; they will mock him, and spit upon him, and flog him, and kill him; and after three days he will rise again." James and John, the sons of Zebedee, came forward to him and said to him, "Teacher, we want you to do for us whatever we ask of you." And he said to them, "What is it you want me to do for you?" And they said to him, "Grant us to sit, one at your right hand and one at your left, in your glory." But Jesus said to them, "You do not know what you are asking. Are you able to drink the cup that I drink, or be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with?" They replied, "We are able." Then Jesus said to them, "The cup that I drink you will drink; and with the baptism with which I am baptized, you will be baptized; but to sit at my right hand or at my left is not mine to grant, but it is for those for whom it has been prepared." When the ten heard this, they began to be angry with James and John. So Jesus called them and said to them, "You know that among the Gentiles those whom they recognize as their rulers lord it over them, and their great ones are tyrants over them. But it is not so among you; but whoever wishes to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wishes to be first among you must be slave of all. For the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life a ransom for many."

And they were on the road, going up to Jerusalem, and Jesus was walking ahead of them; and they were amazed, and those who followed were afraid. And taking the twelve again, he began to tell them what was to happen to him, saying, "Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem; and the Son of man will be delivered to the chief priests and the scribes, and they will condemn him to death, and deliver him to the Gentiles; and they will mock him, and spit upon him, and scourge him, and kill him; and after three days he will rise." And James and John, the sons of Zeb'edee, came forward to him, and said to him, "Teacher, we want you to do for us whatever we ask of you." And he said to them, "What do you want me to do for you?" And they said to him, "Grant us to sit, one at your right hand and one at your left, in your glory." But Jesus said to them, "You do not know what you are asking. Are you able to drink the cup that I drink, or to be baptized with the baptism with which I am baptized?" And they said to him, "We are able." And Jesus said to them, "The cup that I drink you will drink; and with the baptism with which I am baptized, you will be baptized; but to sit at my right hand or at my left is not mine to grant, but it is for those for whom it has been prepared." And when the ten heard it, they began to be indignant at James and John. And Jesus called them to him and said to them, "You know that those who are supposed to rule over the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great men exercise authority over them. But it shall not be so among you; but whoever would be great among you must be your servant, and whoever would be first among you must be slave of all. For the Son of man also came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many."

And they were in the way going up to Jerusalem; and Jesus went before them: and they were amazed; and as they followed, they were afraid. And he took again the twelve, and began to tell them what things should happen unto him, Saying, Behold, we go up to Jerusalem; and the Son of man shall be delivered unto the chief priests, and unto the scribes; and they shall condemn him to death, and shall deliver him to the Gentiles: And they shall mock him, and shall scourge him, and shall spit upon him, and shall kill him: and the third day he shall rise again. And James and John, the sons of Zebedee, come unto him, saying, Master, we would that thou shouldest do for us whatsoever we shall desire. And he said unto them, What would ye that I should do for you? They said unto him, Grant unto us that we may sit, one on thy right hand, and the other on thy left hand, in thy glory. But Jesus said unto them, Ye know not what ye ask: can ye drink of the cup that I drink of? and be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with? And they said unto him, We can. And Jesus said unto them, Ye shall indeed drink of the cup that I drink of; and with the baptism that I am baptized withal shall ye be baptized: But to sit on my right hand and on my left hand is not mine to give; but it shall be given to them for whom it is prepared. And when the ten heard it, they began to be much displeased with James and John. But Jesus called them to him, and saith unto them, Ye know that they which are accounted to rule over the Gentiles exercise lordship over them; and their great ones exercise authority upon them. But so shall it not be among you: but whosoever will be great among you, shall be your minister: And whosoever of you will be the chiefest, shall be servant of all. For even the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.

The Song of Simeon Nunc dimittis
Luke 2:29-32

Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace, *
according to thy word;
For mine eyes have seen thy salvation, *
which thou hast prepared before the face of all people,
To be a light to lighten the Gentiles, *
and to be the glory of thy people Israel.

The Song of Simeon Nunc Dimittis
Luke 2:29-32

Lord, you now have set your servant free *
to go in peace as you have promised;
For these eyes of mine have seen the Savior, *
whom you have prepared for all the world to see:
A Light to enlighten the nations, *
and the glory of your people Israel.

The Song of Mary Magnificat
Luke 1:46-55

My soul doth magnify the Lord, *
and my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Savior.
For he hath regarded *
the lowliness of his handmaiden.
For behold from henceforth *
all generations shall call me blessed.
For he that is mighty hath magnified me, *
and holy is his Name.
And his mercy is on them that fear him *
throughout all generations.
He hath showed strength with his arm; *
he hath scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts.
He hath put down the mighty from their seat, *
and hath exalted the humble and meek.
He hath filled the hungry with good things, *
and the rich he hath sent empty away.
He remembering his mercy hath holpen his servant Israel, *
as he promised to our forefathers,
Abraham and his seed for ever.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost: *
as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

The Song of Mary Magnificat
Luke 1:46-55

My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord,
my spirit rejoices in God my Savior; *
for he has looked with favor on his lowly servant.
From this day all generations will call me blessed: *
the Almighty has done great things for me,
and holy is his Name.
He has mercy on those who fear him *
in every generation.
He has shown the strength of his arm, *
he has scattered the proud in their conceit.
He has cast down the mighty from their thrones, *
and has lifted up the lowly.
He has filled the hungry with good things, *
and the rich he has sent away empty.
He has come to the help of his servant Israel, *
for he has remembered his promise of mercy,
The promise he made to our fathers, *
to Abraham and his children 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.

The Song of Simeon Nunc dimittis
Luke 2:29-32

Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace, *
according to thy word;
For mine eyes have seen thy salvation, *
which thou hast prepared before the face of all people,
To be a light to lighten the Gentiles, *
and to be the glory of thy people Israel.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost:
as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

The Song of Simeon Nunc Dimittis
Luke 2:29-32

Lord, you now have set your servant free *
to go in peace as you have promised;
For these eyes of mine have seen the Savior, *
whom you have prepared for all the world to see:
A Light to enlighten the nations, *
and the glory of your people Israel.

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.

The Apostles’ Creed
I believe in God, the Father almighty,
makercreator of heaven and earth.
AndI believe in Jesus Christ, his only son, our Lord.
WhoHe was conceived by the Holy Ghost,the power of the Holy Spirit
and born of the Virgin Mary,.
He suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, deaddied, and was buried.
He descended into hellto the dead.
On the third day he rose again from the dead.
He ascended into heaven,
and sittethis seated at the right hand of God the Father Almightythe Father.
From thence he shall come to judge the quick and the deadHe will come again to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy GhostSpirit,
the holy catholic Church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting. Amen.

The Prayers

V: The Lord be with you.
R: And with thy spiritalso with you.
Let us pray.

Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy Name,
thy kingdom come,
thy 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 thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory,
for ever and ever. Amen.

Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your Name,
your kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins
as we forgive those
who sin against us.
Save us from the time of trial,
and deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom, the power,
and the glory are yours,
now and for ever. Amen.

Suffrages

V. O Lord, show thy mercy upon usShow us your mercy, O Lord;
R. And grant us thyyour salvation.
V. Endue thyClothe your ministers with righteousness;
R. And make thy chosen people joyfulLet your people sing with joy.
V. Give peace, O Lord, in all the world;
R. For only in theeyou can we live in safety.
V. Lord, keep this nation under thyyour care;
R. And guide us in the way of justice and truth.
V. Let thyyour way be known upon earth;
R. ThyYour saving health among all nations.
V. Let not the needy, O Lord, be forgotten;
R. Nor the hope of the poor be taken away.
V. Create in us clean hearts, O God;
R. And sustain us with thyyour Holy Spirit.

That this evening may be holy, good, and peaceful,
We entreat thee, O Lord.That thy holy angels may lead us in paths of peace and goodwill,
We entreat thee, O Lord..That we may be pardoned and forgiven for our sins and offenses,
We entreat thee, O Lord.That there may be peace to thy Church and to the whole world,
We entreat thee, O Lord.

That we may depart this life in thy faith and fear, and
not be condemned before the great judgment seat of Christ,
We entreat thee, O Lord.

That we may be bound together by thy Holy Spirit in
the communion of [the glorious and ever-blessed Virgin
Mary, St. Michael the Defender, ___________ and] all thy saints,
entrusting one another and all our life to Christ,
We entreat thee, O Lord.

That this evening may be holy, good, and peaceful,
We entreat you, O Lord.That your holy angels may lead us in paths of peace and goodwill,
We entreat you, O Lord.That we may be pardoned and forgiven for our sins and offenses,
We entreat you, O Lord.That there may be peace to your Church and to the whole world,
We entreat you, O Lord.

That we may depart this life in your faith and fear,
and not be condemned before the great judgment seat of Christ,
We entreat you, O Lord.

That we may be bound together by your Holy Spirit in
the communion of [the glorious and ever-blessed Virgin Mary,
St. Michael the Defender, ________ and] all your saints,
entrusting one another and all our life to Christ,
We entreat you, O Lord.

The Collect of the Day

O Lord, who dost, out of the abundance of thy great riches, relieve our necessity: Grant, we beseech thee, that we may accept with joy the salvation thou dost bestow, and by the quality of our lives show forth the same to all the world; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

O Lord, who dost, out of the abundance of thy great riches, relieve our necessity: Grant, we beseech thee, that we may accept with joy the salvation thou dost bestow, and by the quality of our lives show forth the same to all the world; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

O Lord, who dost, out of the abundance of thy great riches, relieve our necessity: Grant, we beseech thee, that we may accept with joy the salvation thou dost bestow, and by the quality of our lives show forth the same to all the world; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

O Lord, you relieve our necessity out of the abundance of your great riches: Grant that we may accept with joy the salvation you bestow, and manifest it to all the world by the quality of our lives; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

O Lord, you relieve our necessity out of the abundance of your great riches: Grant that we may accept with joy the salvation you bestow, and manifest it to all the world by the quality of our lives; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

O Lord, you relieve our necessity out of the abundance of your great riches: Grant that we may accept with joy the salvation you bestow, and manifest it to all the world by the quality of our lives; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

A Collect for Fridays

O Lord Jesus Christ, who by thy death didst take away the sting of death: Grant unto us thy servants so to follow in faith where thou hast led the way, that we may at length fall asleep peacefully in thee, and awake up after thy likeness; for thy tender mercies' sake. Amen.

A Collect for Fridays

Lord Jesus Christ, by your death you took away the sting of death: Grant to us your servants so to follow in faith where you have led the way, that we may at length fall asleep peacefully in you and wake up in your likeness; for your tender mercies' sake. Amen.

O God and Father of all, whom the whole heavens adore: Let the whole earth also worship thee, all nations obey thee, all tongues confess and bless thee, and men and women everywhere love thee and serve thee in peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

O God and Father of all, whom the whole heavens adore: Let the whole earth also worship you, all nations obey you, all tongues confess and bless you, and men and women everywhere love you and serve you in peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Authorized intercessions and thanksgivings may follow.

The General Thanksgiving

Almighty God, Father of all mercies,
we thine unworthy servants
do give thee most humble and hearty thanks
we your unworthy servants give you humble thanks
for all thyyour goodness and loving-kindness
to us and to all menwhom you have made.
We bless theeyou for our creation, preservation,
and all the blessings of this life;
but above all for thine inestimableyour immeasurable love
in the redemption of the world by our Lord Jesus Christ;
for the means of grace, and for the hope of glory.

And, we beseech thee,
give us that due sense of all thy mercies
pray, give us such an awareness of your mercies,
that our hearts may be unfeignedly thankful;
and that we show forth thy praise,
that with truly thankful hearts we may show forth your praise,
not only with our lips, but in our lives,
by giving up our selves to thyyour service,
and by walking before theeyou
in holiness and righteousness all our days;
through Jesus Christ our Lord,
to whom, with theeyou and the Holy GhostSpirit,
be all honor and glory, world without end throughout all ages. Amen.

A Prayer of St. Chrysostom

Almighty God, who hastyou have given us grace at this time with one
accord to make our common supplication to theeyou; and you
hasthave promised through thyyour well-beloved Son that when two
or three are gathered together in his Name thou wiltyou will be in the
midst of them: Fulfill now, O Lord, theour desires and petitions
of thy servantsas may be best for us; granting us in this
world knowledge of
thyyour truth, and in the worldage to come life everlasting. Amen.

V. Let us bless the Lord.
R. Thanks be to God.

May the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.
Amen.

The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and
the fellowship of the Holy GhostSpirit, be with us all evermore.
Amen. 2 Corinthians 13:14

May the God of hope fill us with all joy and peace in
believing through the power of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Romans 15:13

Glory to God whose power, working in us, can do infinitely
more than we can ask or imagine: Glory to him from
generation to generation in the Church, and in Christ Jesus
for ever and ever. Amen. Ephesians 3:20

Compline for Friday after the Fifth Sunday in Lent

The Lord grant us a peaceful night and a perfect end.
Amen

V. Our help is in the Name of the Lord;
R. The maker of heaven and earth.

Let us confess our sins to God.

Almighty God, our heavenly Father:
We have sinned against thee,
through our own fault,
in thought, and word, and deed,
and in what we have left undone.
For the sake of thy Son our Lord Jesus Christ,
forgive us all our offenses;
and grant that we may serve thee
in newness of life,
to the glory of thy Name. Amen.

Almighty God, our heavenly Father:
We have sinned against you,
through our own fault,
in thought, and word, and deed,
and in what we have left undone.
For the sake of your Son our Lord Jesus Christ,
forgive us all our offenses;
and grant that we may serve you
in newness of life,
to the glory of your Name. Amen.

May the Almighty God grant us forgiveness of all our sins,
and the grace and comfort of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

V. O God, make speed to save us.
R. O Lord, make haste to help us.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost:
as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
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 4. Cum invocarem.

  HEAR me when I call, O God of my righteousness: *
thou hast set me at liberty when I was in trouble; have mercy upon me, and hearken unto my prayer.
   O ye sons of men, how long will ye blaspheme mine honour, *
and have such pleasure in vanity, and seek after falsehood?
   Know this also, that the LORD hath chosen to himself the man that is godly; *
when I call upon the LORD he will hear me.
   Stand in awe, and sin not; *
commune with your own heart, and in your chamber, and be still.
   Offer the sacrifice of righteousness, *
and put your trust in the LORD.
   There be many that say, *
Who will show us any good?
   LORD, lift thou up*
the light of thy countenance upon us.
   Thou hast put gladness in my heart; *
yea, more than when their corn and wine and oil increase.
   I will lay me down in peace, and take my rest; *
for it is thou, LORD, only, that makest me dwell in safety.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, *
and to the Holy Ghost:
as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, *
world without end. Amen.

Psalm 4 Cum invocarem

  Answer me when I call, O God, defender of my cause; *
you set me free when I am hard-pressed; have mercy on me and hear my prayer.
  You mortals, how long will you dishonor my glory; *
how long will you worship dumb idols and run after false gods?
  Know that the LORD does wonders for the faithful; *
when I call upon the LORD, he will hear me.
  Tremble, then, and do not sin; *
speak to your heart in silence upon your bed.
  Offer the appointed sacrifices *
and put your trust in the LORD.
  Many are saying, “, that we might see better times!” *
Lift up the light of your countenance upon us, O LORD.
  You have put gladness in my heart, *
more than when grain and wine and oil increase.
  I lie down in peace; at once I fall asleep; *
for only you, LORD, make me dwell in safety.

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 31. In te, Domine, speravi.

  IN thee, O LORD, have I put my trust; let me never be put to confusion; *
deliver me in thy righteousness.
   Bow down thine ear to me; *
make haste to deliver me.
   And be thou my strong rock, and house of defence, *
that thou mayest save me.
   For thou art my strong rock, and my castle: *
be thou also my guide, and lead me for thy Name’ sake.
   Draw me out of the net that they have laid privily for me; *
for thou art my strength.
   Into thy hands I commend my spirit; *
for thou hast redeemed me, O LORD, thou God of truth.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, *
and to the Holy Ghost:
as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, *
world without end. Amen.

Psalm 31 In te, Domine, speravi

  In you, O LORD, have I taken refuge; let me never be put to shame; *
deliver me in your righteousness.
  Incline your ear to me; *
make haste to deliver me.
  Be my strong rock, a castle to keep me safe, for you are my crag and my stronghold; *
for the sake of your Name, lead me and guide me.
  Take me out of the net that they have secretly set for me, *
for you are my tower of strength.
  Into your hands I commend my spirit, *
for you have redeemed me, O LORD, O God of truth.

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 91. Qui habitat.

  WHOSO dwelleth under the defence of the Most High, *
shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
   I will say unto the LORD, Thou art my hope, and my stronghold; *
my God, in him will I trust.
   For he shall deliver thee from the snare of the hunter, *
and from the noisome pestilence.
   He shall defend thee under his wings, and thou shalt be safe under his feathers; *
his faithfulness and truth shall be thy shield and buckler.
   Thou shalt not be afraid for any terror by night, *
nor for the arrow that flieth by day;
   For the pestilence that walketh in darkness, *
nor for the sickness that destroyeth in the noon-day.
   A thousand shall fall beside thee, and ten thousand at thy right hand; *
but it shall not come nigh thee.
   Yea, with thine eyes shalt thou behold, *
and see the reward of the ungodly.
   For thou, LORD, art my hope; *
thou hast set thine house of defence very high.
10    There shall no evil happen unto thee, *
neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling.
11    For he shall give his angels charge over thee, *
to keep thee in all thy ways.
12    They shall bear thee in their hands, *
that thou hurt not thy foot against a stone.
13    Thou shalt go upon the lion and adder: *
the young lion and the dragon shalt thou tread under thy feet.
14    Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him; *
I will set him up, because he hath known my Name.
15    He shall call upon me, and I will hear him; *
yea, I am with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and bring him to honour.
16    With long life will I satisfy him, *
and show him my salvation.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, *
and to the Holy Ghost:
as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, *
world without end. Amen.

Psalm 91 Qui habitat

  He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High, *
abides under the shadow of the Almighty.
  He shall say to the LORD, ” are my refuge and my stronghold, *
my God in whom I put my trust.”
  He shall deliver you from the snare of the hunter *
and from the deadly pestilence.
  He shall cover you with his pinions, and you shall find refuge under his wings; *
his faithfulness shall be a shield and buckler.
  You shall not be afraid of any terror by night, *
nor of the arrow that flies by day;
  Of the plague that stalks in the darkness, *
nor of the sickness that lays waste at mid-day.
  A thousand shall fall at your side and ten thousand at your right hand, *
but it shall not come near you.
  Your eyes have only to behold *
to see the reward of the wicked.
  Because you have made the LORD your refuge, *
and the Most High your habitation,
10   There shall no evil happen to you, *
neither shall any plague come near your dwelling.
11   For he shall give his angels charge over you, *
to keep you in all your ways.
12   They shall bear you in their hands, *
lest you dash your foot against a stone.
13   You shall tread upon the lion and the adder; *
you shall trample the young lion and the serpent under your feet.
14   Because he is bound to me in love, therefore will I deliver him; *
I will protect him, because he knows my Name.
15   He shall call upon me, and I will answer him; *
I am with him in trouble; I will rescue him and bring him to honor.
16   With long life will I satisfy him, *
and show him my salvation.

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 134. Ecce nunc.

  BEHOLD now, praise the LORD, *
all ye servants of the LORD;
   Ye that by night stand in the house of the LORD, *
even in the courts of the house of our God.
   Lift up your hands in the sanctuary, *
and praise the LORD.
   The LORD that made heaven and earth *
give thee blessing out of Sion.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, *
and to the Holy Ghost:
as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, *
world without end. Amen.

Psalm 134 Ecce nunc

  Behold now, bless the LORD, all you servants of the LORD, *
you that stand by night in the house of the LORD.
  Lift up your hands in the holy place and bless the LORD; *
the LORD who made heaven and earth bless you out of Zion.

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.

Little Chapter

Thou, O Lord, art in the midst of us, and we are called by thy
Name: Leave us not, O Lord our God. Jeremiah 14:9,22

Lord, you are in the midst of us, and we are called by your Name: Do not forsake us, O Lord our God. Jeremiah 14:9, 22

Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light. Matthew 11:28-30

Come to me, all who labor and are heavy-laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light. Matthew 11:28-30

Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant, Make you perfect in every good work to do his will, working in you that which is well-pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ; to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen. Hebrews 13:20-21

May the God of peace, who brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, the great shepherd of the sheep, by the blood of the eternal covenant, equip you with everything good that you may do his will, working in you that which is pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ; to whom be glory for ever and ever. Hebrews 13:20-21

Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: Whom resist stedfast in the faith. 1 Peter 5:8-9a

Be sober, be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. Resist him, firm in your faith. 1 Peter 5:8-9a

Thanks be to God.

The Prayers

V. Into thy hands, O Lord, I commend my spirit
R. For thou hast redeemed me, O Lord, O God of truth.
V. Keep us, O Lord, as the apple of an eye;
R. Hide us under the shadow of thy wings.

Lord, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.

Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy Name,
thy kingdom come,
thy 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.

V. Lord, hear our prayer;
R. And let our cry come to thee.
Let us pray.

The Prayers

V. Into your hands, O Lord, I commend my spirit
R. For you have redeemed me, O Lord, O God of truth.
V. Keep us, O Lord, as the apple of your eye;
R. Hide us under the shadow of your wings.

Lord, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.

Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your Name,
your kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins
as we forgive those
who sin against us.
Save us from the time of trial,
and deliver us from evil.

V. Lord, hear our prayer;
R. And let our cry come to you.
Let us pray.

Lighten our darkness, we beseech thee O Lord; and by thy great mercy defend us from all perils and dangers of this night; for the love of thy only Son, our Savior Jesus Christ Amen.

Be our light in the darkness, O Lord, and in your great mercy
defend us from all perils and dangers of this night; for the love
of your only Son, our Savior Jesus Christ. Amen.

Be present, O merciful God, and protect us through the hours of this night, so that we who are wearied by the changes and chances of this life may rest in thy eternal changelessness; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Be present, O merciful God, and protect us through the hours
of this night, so that we who are wearied by the changes and
chances of this life may rest in your eternal changelessness;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Look down, O Lord, from thy heavenly throne, and illumine this night with thy celestial brightness; that by night as by day thy people may glorify thy holy Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Look down, O Lord, from your heavenly throne, and
illumine this night with your celestial brightness; that by
night as by day your people may glorify your holy Name;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Visit this place, O Lord, and drive far from it all snares of the enemy; let thy holy angels dwell with us to preserve us in peace; and let thy blessing be upon us always; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Visit this place, O Lord, and drive far from it all snares of the
enemy; let your holy angels dwell with us to preserve us in
peace; and let your blessing be upon us always; through Jesus
Christ our Lord. Amen.

We give thanks, O God, for revealing thy Son Jesus
Christ to us by the light of his resurrection: Grant that as we
sing thy glory at the close of this day, our joy may abound
in the morning as we celebrate the Paschal mystery; through
Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

We give thanks, O God, for revealing your Son Jesus
Christ to us by the light of his resurrection: Grant that as we
sing your glory at the close of this day, our joy may abound
in the morning as we celebrate the Paschal mystery; through
Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Keep watch, dear Lord, with those who work, or watch, or
weep this night, and give thine angels charge over those who
sleep. Tend the sick, Lord Christ; give rest to the weary, bless
the dying, soothe the suffering, pity the afflicted, shield the
joyous; and all for thy love’s sake. Amen.

Keep watch, dear Lord, with those who work, or watch, or
weep this night, and give your angels charge over those who
sleep. Tend the sick, Lord Christ; give rest to the weary, bless
the dying, soothe the suffering, pity the afflicted, shield the
joyous; and all for your love’s sake. Amen.

O God, your unfailing providence sustains the world we live in and the life we live: Watch over those, both night and day, who work while others sleep, and grant that we may never forget that our common life depends upon each other’s toil; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Thine unfailing providence,O God, sustains the world we live in and the life we live: Watch over those, both night and day, who work while others sleep, and grant that we may never forget that our common life depends upon each other’s toil; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Silence, free intercessions, and thanksgivings may be offered.

Antiphon: Guide us waking, O Lord, and guard us sleeping; that awake
we may watch with Christ, and asleep we may rest in peace. Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.

The Song of Simeon Nunc dimittis
Luke 2:29-32

Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace, *
according to thy word;
For mine eyes have seen thy salvation, *
which thou hast prepared before the face of all people,
To be a light to lighten the Gentiles, *
and to be the glory of thy people Israel.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, *
and to the Holy Ghost:
as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, *
world without end. Amen.

Antiphon: Guide us waking, O Lord, and guard us sleeping; that awake
we may watch with Christ, and asleep we may rest in peace. Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.

Antiphon: Guide us waking, O Lord, and guard us sleeping; that awake
we may watch with Christ, and asleep we may rest in peace. Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.

The Song of Simeon Nunc Dimittis
Luke 2:29-32

Lord, you now have set your servant free *
to go in peace as you have promised;
For these eyes of mine have seen the Savior, *
whom you have prepared for all the world to see:
A Light to enlighten the nations, *
and the glory of your people Israel.

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.

Antiphon: Guide us waking, O Lord, and guard us sleeping; that awake
we may watch with Christ, and asleep we may rest in peace. Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.

V. Let us bless the Lord.
R. Thanks be to God.

May the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.
Amen.

The almighty and merciful Lord, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit,
bless us and keep us. Amen.

Ave Regina Caelorum

O Queen of Heaven enthroned, Hail, by angels Mistress owned
Root of Jesse, Gate of morn,Whence the world's true light was born.
Glorious Virgin, joy to thee, Lovliest whom in Heaven they see,
Fairest thou where all are fair! Plead with Christ our sins to spare.

V: Vouchsafe that we may praise thee, O holy Virgin
R: Give me strength against thine enemies.

Let us pray:
Grant, O merciful God, to our weak natures Thy protection, that we who commemorate the holy Mother of God may, by the help of her intercession, arise from our iniquities. Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.

V: May the divine help remain with us always.
R: And with our absent brothers and sisters. Amen.

Ave Regina Caelorum

Queen of the heavens, we hail you, hail you Mother of our Redeemer;
you the dawn, the door of morning, whence the world's true Light has risen:
joy to you, O Virgin glorious, beautiful beyond all others,
hail and all hail, O most gracious, intercede for us always to Jesus.

V: May your prayers, O holy Virgin, defend us.
R: As we contend with the powers of evil.

Let us pray:
Grant us, O merciful God, protection in our weakness, that we who celebrate the memory of the holy Mother of God may, with the aid of her intercession, triumph over our foes; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

V: May the divine help remain with us always.
R: And with our absent brothers and sisters. Amen.