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The Daily Office for 1/22/2018

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Morning Prayer for Monday after the Third Sunday after the Epiphany

(Vincent, Deacon of Saragossa, and Martyr, 304Vincent, Deacon of Saragossa, and Martyr, 304Vincent, Deacon of Saragossa, and Martyr, 304)

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 hath manifested forth his glory: O come, let us adore him. The Lord has shown forth his glory: 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 hath manifested forth his glory: O come, let us adore him. The Lord has shown forth his glory: 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 hath manifested forth his glory: O come, let us adore him. The Lord has shown forth his glory: 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 hath manifested forth his glory: 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 hath manifested forth his glory: O come, let us adore him. The Lord has shown forth his glory: 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 hath manifested forth his glory: O come, let us adore him. The Lord has shown forth his glory: Come let us adore him.

The Lord hath manifested forth his glory: O come, let us adore him. The Lord has shown forth his glory: 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 hath manifested forth his glory: O come, let us adore him. The Lord has shown forth his glory: 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 hath manifested forth his glory: O come, let us adore him. The Lord has shown forth his glory: 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 hath manifested forth his glory: O come, let us adore him. The Lord has shown forth his glory: 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 hath manifested forth his glory: O come, let us adore him. The Lord has shown forth his glory: 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 hath manifested forth his glory: O come, let us adore him. The Lord has shown forth his glory: 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

And the Lord said, † Whosoever shall confess me before men, * him will I confess also before my Father.

Psalm 41. Beatus qui intelligit.

  BLESSED is he that considereth the poor and needy; *
the LORD shall deliver him in the time of trouble.
   The LORD preserve him, and keep him alive, that he may be blessed upon earth; *
and deliver not thou him into the will of his enemies.
   The LORD comfort him when he lieth sick upon his bed; *
make thou all his bed in his sickness.
   I said, LORD, be merciful unto me; *
heal my soul, for I have sinned against thee.
   Mine enemies speak evil of me, *
When shall he die, and his name perish?
   And if he come to see me, he speaketh vanity, *
and his heart conceiveth falsehood within himself; and when he cometh forth, he telleth it.
   All mine enemies whisper together against me; *
even against me do they imagine this evil.
   An evil disease, say they, cleaveth fast unto him; *
and now that he lieth, he shall rise up no more.
   Yea, even mine own familiar friend whom I trusted, *
who did also eat of my bread, hath laid great wait for me.
10    But be thou merciful unto me, O LORD; *
raise thou me up again, and I shall reward them.
11    By this I know thou favourest me, *
that mine enemy doth not triumph against me.
12    And in my innocency thou upholdest me, *
and shalt set me before thy face for ever.
13    Blessed be the LORD God of Israel, *
world without end. Amen.

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.

And the Lord said, † Whosoever shall confess me before men, * him will I confess also before my Father.

He that followeth me † walketh not in darkness, * but shall have the light of life, saith the Lord.

Psalm 52. Quid gloriaris?

  WHY boastest thou thyself, thou tyrant, *
that thou canst do mischief;
   Whereas the goodness of God *
endureth yet daily?
   Thy tongue imagineth wickedness, *
and with lies thou cuttest like a sharp razor.
   Thou hast loved unrighteousness more than goodness, *
and falsehood more than righteousness.
   Thou hast loved to speak all words that may do hurt, *
O thou false tongue.
   Therefore shall God destroy thee for ever; *
he shall take thee, and pluck thee out of thy dwelling, and root thee out of the land of the living.
   The righteous also shall see this, and fear, *
and shall laugh him to scorn:
   Lo, this is the man that took not God for his strength; *
but trusted unto the multitude of his riches, and strengthened himself in his wickedness.
   As for me, I am like a green olive-tree in the house of God; *
my trust is in the tender mercy of God for ever and ever.
10    I will alway give thanks unto thee for that thou hast done; *
and I will hope in thy Name, for thy saints like it 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.

He that followeth me † walketh not in darkness, * but shall have the light of life, saith the Lord.

Whoever shall confess Me before the world, I will confess also before My Father.

Psalm 41 Beatus qui intelligit

  Happy are they who consider the poor and needy! *
the LORD will deliver them in the time of trouble.
  The LORD preserves them and keeps them alive, so that they may be happy in the land; *
he does not hand them over to the will of their enemies.
  The LORD sustains them on their sickbed *
and ministers to them in their illness.
  I said, "LORD, be merciful to me; *
heal me, for I have sinned against you."
  My enemies are saying wicked things about me: *
"When will he die, and his name perish?"
  Even if they come to see me, they speak empty words; *
their heart collects false rumors; they go outside and spread them.
  All my enemies whisper together about me *
and devise evil against me.
  A deadly thing, they say, has fastened on him; *
he has taken to his bed and will never get up again.
  Even my best friend, whom I trusted, who broke bread with me, *
has lifted up his heel and turned against me.
10   But you, O LORD, be merciful to me and raise me up, *
and I shall repay them.
11   By this I know you are pleased with me, *
that my enemy does not triumph over me.
12   In my integrity you hold me fast, *
and shall set me before your face for ever.
13   Blessed be the LORD God of Israel, *
from age to age. Amen. 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.

Whoever shall confess Me before the world, I will confess also before My Father.

Anyone who follows Me does not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life, says the Lord.

Psalm 52 Quid gloriaris?

  You tyrant, why do you boast of wickedness *
against the godly all day long?
  You plot ruin; your tongue is like a sharpened razor, *
O worker of deception.
  You love evil more than good *
and lying more than speaking the truth.
  You love all words that hurt, *
O you deceitful tongue.
  Oh, that God would demolish you utterly, *
topple you, and snatch you from your dwelling, and root you out of the land of the living!
  The righteous shall see and tremble, *
and they shall laugh at him, saying,
  This is the one who did not take God for a refuge, *
but trusted in great wealth and relied upon wickedness.
  But I am like a green olive tree in the house of God; *
I trust in the mercy of God for ever and ever.
  I will give you thanks for what you have done *
and declare the goodness of your Name in the presence of the godly.

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.

Anyone who follows Me does not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life, says the Lord.

And the Lord said, † Whosoever shall confess me before men, * him will I confess also before my Father.

Psalm 107. Confitemini Domino.

  O GIVE thanks unto the LORD, for he is gracious, *
and his mercy endureth for ever.
   Let them give thanks whom the LORD hath redeemed, *
and delivered from the hand of the enemy;
   And gathered them out of the lands, from the east, and from the west; *
from the north, and from the south.
   They went astray in the wilderness out of the way, *
and found no city to dwell in.
   Hungry and thirsty, *
their soul fainted in them.
   So they cried unto the LORD in their trouble, *
and he delivered them from their distress.
   He led them forth by the right way, *
that they might go to the city where they dwelt.
   O that men would therefore praise the LORD for his goodness; *
and declare the wonders that he doeth for the children of men!
   For he satisfieth the empty soul, *
and filleth the hungry soul with goodness.
10    Such as sit in darkness, and in the shadow of death, *
being fast bound in misery and iron;
11    Because they rebelled against the words of the Lord, *
and lightly regarded the counsel of the Most Highest;
12    He also brought down their heart through heaviness: *
they fell down, and there was none to help them.
13    So when they cried unto the LORD in their trouble, *
he delivered them out of their distress.
14    For he brought them out of darkness, and out of the shadow of death, *
and brake their bonds in sunder.
15    O that men would therefore praise the LORD for his goodness; *
and declare the wonders that he doeth for the children of men !
16    For he hath broken the gates of brass, *
and smitten the bars of iron in sunder.
17    Foolish men are plagued for their offence, *
and because of their wickedness.
18    Their soul abhorred all manner of meat, *
and they were even hard at death's door.
19    So when they cried unto the LORD in their trouble, *
he delivered them out of their distress.
20    He sent his word, and healed them; *
and they were saved from their destruction.
21    O that men would therefore praise the LORD for his goodness; *
and declare the wonders that he doeth for the children of men !
22    That they would offer unto him the sacrifice of thanksgiving, *
and tell out his works with gladness!
23    They that go down to the sea in ships, *
and occupy their business in great waters;
24    These men see the works of the LORD, *
and his wonders in the deep.
25    For at his word the stormy wind ariseth, *
which lifteth up the waves thereof.
26    They are carried up to the heaven, and down again to the deep; *
their soul melteth away because of the trouble.
27    They reel to and fro, and stagger like a drunken man, *
and are at their wit's end.
28    So when they cry unto the LORD in their trouble, *
he delivereth them out of their distress.
29    For he maketh the storm to cease, *
so that the waves thereof are still.
30    Then are they glad, because they are at rest; *
and so he bringeth them unto the haven where they would be.
31    O that men would therefore praise the LORD for his goodness; *
and declare the wonders that he doeth for the children of men!
32    That they would exalt him also in the congregation of the people, *
and praise him in the seat of the elders!
33    He turneth the floods into a wilderness, *
and drieth up the water-springs.
34    A fruitful land maketh he barren, *
for the wickedness of them that dwell therein.
35    Again, he maketh the wilderness a standing water, *
and water-springs of a dry ground.
36    And there he setteth the hungry, *
that they may build them a city to dwell in;
37    That they may sow their land, and plant vineyards, *
to yield them fruits of increase.
38    He blesseth them, so that they multiply exceedingly; *
and suffereth not their cattle to decrease.
39    And again, when they are minished and brought low *
through oppression, through any plague or trouble;
40    Though he suffer them to be evil entreated through tyrants, *
and let them wander out of the way in the wilderness;
41    Yet helpeth he the poor out of misery, *
and maketh him households like a flock of sheep.
42    The righteous will consider this, and rejoice; *
and the mouth of all wickedness shall be stopped.
43    Whoso is wise, will ponder these things; *
and they shall understand the loving-kindness of 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.

And the Lord said, † Whosoever shall confess me before men, * him will I confess also before my Father.

Whoever shall confess Me before the world, I will confess also before My Father.

Psalm 107: Part I Confitemini Domino

  Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good, *
and his mercy endures for ever.
  Let all those whom the LORD has redeemed proclaim *
that he redeemed them from the hand of the foe.
  He gathered them out of the lands; *
from the east and from the west, from the north and from the south.
  Some wandered in desert wastes; *
they found no way to a city where they might dwell.
  They were hungry and thirsty; *
their spirits languished within them.
  Then they cried to the LORD in their trouble, *
and he delivered them from their distress.
  He put their feet on a straight path *
to go to a city where they might dwell.
  Let them give thanks to the LORD for his mercy *
and the wonders he does for his children.
  For he satisfies the thirsty *
and fills the hungry with good things.
10   Some sat in darkness and deep gloom, *
bound fast in misery and iron;
11   Because they rebelled against the words of God *
and despised the counsel of the Most High.
12   So he humbled their spirits with hard labor; *
they stumbled, and there was none to help.
13   Then they cried to the LORD in their trouble, *
and he delivered them from their distress.
14   He led them out of darkness and deep gloom *
and broke their bonds asunder.
15   Let them give thanks to the LORD for his mercy *
and the wonders he does for his children.
16   For he shatters the doors of bronze *
and breaks in two the iron bars.
17   Some were fools and took to rebellious ways; *
they were afflicted because of their sins.
18   They abhorred all manner of food *
and drew near to death's door.
19   Then they cried to the LORD in their trouble, *
and he delivered them from their distress.
20   He sent forth his word and healed them *
and saved them from the grave.
21   Let them give thanks to the LORD for his mercy *
and the wonders he does for his children.
22   Let them offer a sacrifice of thanksgiving *
and tell of his acts with shouts of joy.
23   Some went down to the sea in ships *
and plied their trade in deep waters;
24   They beheld the works of the LORD *
and his wonders in the deep.
25   Then he spoke, and a stormy wind arose, *
which tossed high the waves of the sea.
26   They mounted up to the heavens and fell back to the depths; *
their hearts melted because of their peril.
27   They reeled and staggered like drunkards *
and were at their wits' end.
28   Then they cried to the LORD in their trouble, *
and he delivered them from their distress.
29   He stilled the storm to a whisper *
and quieted the waves of the sea.
30   Then were they glad because of the calm, *
and he brought them to the harbor they were bound for.
31   Let them give thanks to the LORD for his mercy *
and the wonders he does for his children.
32   Let them exalt him in the congregation of the people *
and praise him in the council of the elders.

Psalm 107: Part II Posuit flumina
33   The LORD changed rivers into deserts, *
and water-springs into thirsty ground,
34   A fruitful land into salt flats, *
because of the wickedness of those who dwell there.
35   He changed deserts into pools of water *
and dry land into water-springs.
36   He settled the hungry there, *
and they founded a city to dwell in.
37   They sowed fields, and planted vineyards, *
and brought in a fruitful harvest.
38   He blessed them, so that they increased greatly; *
he did not let their herds decrease.
39   Yet when they were diminished and brought low, *
through stress of adversity and sorrow,
40   (He pours contempt on princes *
and makes them wander in trackless wastes)
41   He lifted up the poor out of misery *
and multiplied their families like flocks of sheep.
42   The upright will see this and rejoice, *
but all wickedness will shut its mouth.
43   Whoever is wise will ponder these things, *
and consider well the mercies of the LORD.

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.

Whoever shall confess Me before the world, I will confess also before My Father.

The Lessons

A Reading from Genesis 14:1-24

In the days of King Amraphel of Shinar, King Arioch of Ellasar, King Chedorlaomer of Elam, and King Tidal of Goiim, these kings made war with King Bera of Sodom, King Birsha of Gomorrah, King Shinab of Admah, King Shemeber of Zeboiim, and the king of Bela (that is, Zoar). All these joined forces in the Valley of Siddim (that is, the Dead Sea). Twelve years they had served Chedorlaomer, but in the thirteenth year they rebelled. In the fourteenth year Chedorlaomer and the kings who were with him came and subdued the Rephaim in Ashteroth-karnaim, the Zuzim in Ham, the Emim in Shaveh-kiriathaim, and the Horites in the hill country of Seir as far as El-paran on the edge of the wilderness; then they turned back and came to En-mishpat (that is, Kadesh), and subdued all the country of the Amalekites, and also the Amorites who lived in Hazazon-tamar. Then the king of Sodom, the king of Gomorrah, the king of Admah, the king of Zeboiim, and the king of Bela (that is, Zoar) went out, and they joined battle in the Valley of Siddim with King Chedorlaomer of Elam, King Tidal of Goiim, King Amraphel of Shinar, and King Arioch of Ellasar, four kings against five. Now the Valley of Siddim was full of bitumen pits; and as the kings of Sodom and Gomorrah fled, some fell into them, and the rest fled to the hill country. So the enemy took all the goods of Sodom and Gomorrah, and all their provisions, and went their way; they also took Lot, the son of Abram's brother, who lived in Sodom, and his goods, and departed. Then one who had escaped came and told Abram the Hebrew, who was living by the oaks of Mamre the Amorite, brother of Eshcol and of Aner; these were allies of Abram. When Abram heard that his nephew had been taken captive, he led forth his trained men, born in his house, three hundred eighteen of them, and went in pursuit as far as Dan. He divided his forces against them by night, he and his servants, and routed them and pursued them to Hobah, north of Damascus. Then he brought back all the goods, and also brought back his nephew Lot with his goods, and the women and the people. After his return from the defeat of Chedorlaomer and the kings who were with him, the king of Sodom went out to meet him at the Valley of Shaveh (that is, the King's Valley). And King Melchizedek of Salem brought out bread and wine; he was priest of God Most High. He blessed him and said, "Blessed be Abram by God Most High, maker of heaven and earth; and blessed be God Most High, who has delivered your enemies into your hand!" And Abram gave him one tenth of everything. Then the king of Sodom said to Abram, "Give me the persons, but take the goods for yourself." But Abram said to the king of Sodom, "I have sworn to the LORD, God Most High, maker of heaven and earth, that I would not take a thread or a sandal-thong or anything that is yours, so that you might not say, 'I have made Abram rich.' I will take nothing but what the young men have eaten, and the share of the men who went with me-- Aner, Eshcol, and Mamre. Let them take their share."

In the days of Am'raphel king of Shinar, Ar'ioch king of Ella'sar, Ched-or-lao'mer king of Elam, and Tidal king of Goi'im, these kings made war with Bera king of Sodom, Birsha king of Gomor'rah, Shinab king of Admah, Sheme'ber king of Zeboi'im, and the king of Bela (that is, Zo'ar). And all these joined forces in the Valley of Siddim (that is, the Salt Sea). Twelve years they had served Ched-or-lao'mer, but in the thirteenth year they rebelled. In the fourteenth year Ched-or-lao'mer and the kings who were with him came and subdued the Reph'aim in Ash'teroth-karna'im, the Zuzim in Ham, the Emim in Sha'veh-kiriatha'im, and the Horites in their Mount Se'ir as far as El-paran on the border of the wilderness; then they turned back and came to Enmish'pat (that is, Kadesh), and subdued all the country of the Amal'ekites, and also the Amorites who dwelt in Haz'azon-ta'mar. Then the king of Sodom, the king of Gomor'rah, the king of Admah, the king of Zeboi'im, and the king of Bela (that is, Zo'ar) went out, and they joined battle in the Valley of Siddim with Ched-or-lao'mer king of Elam, Tidal king of Goi'im, Am'raphel king of Shinar, and Ar'ioch king of Ella'sar, four kings against five. Now the Valley of Siddim was full of bitumen pits; and as the kings of Sodom and Gomor'rah fled, some fell into them, and the rest fled to the mountain. So the enemy took all the goods of Sodom and Gomor'rah, and all their provisions, and went their way; they also took Lot, the son of Abram's brother, who dwelt in Sodom, and his goods, and departed. Then one who had escaped came, and told Abram the Hebrew, who was living by the oaks of Mamre the Amorite, brother of Eshcol and of Aner; these were allies of Abram. When Abram heard that his kinsman had been taken captive, he led forth his trained men, born in his house, three hundred and eighteen of them, and went in pursuit as far as Dan. And he divided his forces against them by night, he and his servants, and routed them and pursued them to Hobah, north of Damascus. Then he brought back all the goods, and also brought back his kinsman Lot with his goods, and the women and the people. After his return from the defeat of Ched-or-lao'mer and the kings who were with him, the king of Sodom went out to meet him at the Valley of Shaveh (that is, the King's Valley). And Mel-chiz'edek king of Salem brought out bread and wine; he was priest of God Most High. And he blessed him and said, "Blessed be Abram by God Most High, maker of heaven and earth; and blessed be God Most High, who has delivered your enemies into your hand!" And the king of Sodom said to Abram, "Give me the persons, but take the goods for yourself." But Abram said to the king of Sodom, "I have sworn to the LORD God Most High, maker of heaven and earth, that I would not take a thread or a sandal-thong or anything that is yours, lest you should say, `I have made Abram rich.' I will take nothing but what the young men have eaten, and the share of the men who went with me; let Aner, Eshcol, and Mamre take their share."

And it came to pass in the days of Amraphel king of Shinar, Arioch king of Ellasar, Chedorlaomer king of Elam, and Tidal king of nations; That these made war with Bera king of Sodom, and with Birsha king of Gomorrah, Shinab king of Admah, and Shemeber king of Zeboiim, and the king of Bela, which is Zoar. All these were joined together in the vale of Siddim, which is the salt sea. Twelve years they served Chedorlaomer, and in the thirteenth year they rebelled. And in the fourteenth year came Chedorlaomer, and the kings that were with him, and smote the Rephaim in Ashteroth Karnaim, and the Zuzims in Ham, and the Emins in Shaveh Kiriathaim, And the Horites in their mount Seir, unto Elparan, which is by the wilderness. And they returned, and came to Enmishpat, which is Kadesh, and smote all the country of the Amalekites, and also the Amorites, that dwelt in Hazezontamar. And there went out the king of Sodom, and the king of Gomorrah, and the king of Admah, and the king of Zeboiim, and the king of Bela (the same is Zoar;) and they joined battle with them in the vale of Siddim; With Chedorlaomer the king of Elam, and with Tidal king of nations, and Amraphel king of Shinar, and Arioch king of Ellasar; four kings with five. And the vale of Siddim was full of slime pits; and the kings of Sodom and Gomorrah fled, and fell there; and they that remained fled to the mountain. And they took all the goods of Sodom and Gomorrah, and all their victuals, and went their way. And they took Lot, Abram's brother's son, who dwelt in Sodom, and his goods, and departed. And there came one that had escaped, and told Abram the Hebrew; for he dwelt in the plain of Mamre the Amorite, brother of Eshcol, and brother of Aner: and these were confederate with Abram. And when Abram heard that his brother was taken captive, he armed his trained servants, born in his own house, three hundred and eighteen, and pursued them unto Dan. And he divided himself against them, he and his servants, by night, and smote them, and pursued them unto Hobah, which is on the left hand of Damascus. And he brought back all the goods, and also brought again his brother Lot, and his goods, and the women also, and the people. And the king of Sodom went out to meet him after his return from the slaughter of Chedorlaomer, and of the kings that were with him, at the valley of Shaveh, which is the king's dale. And Melchizedek king of Salem brought forth bread and wine: and he was the priest of the most high God. And he blessed him, and said, Blessed be Abram of the most high God, possessor of heaven and earth: And blessed be the most high God, which hath delivered thine enemies into thy hand. And he gave him tithes of all. And the king of Sodom said unto Abram, Give me the persons, and take the goods to thyself. And Abram said to the king of Sodom, I have lift up mine hand unto the LORD, the most high God, the possessor of heaven and earth, That I will not take from a thread even to a shoelatchet, and that I will not take any thing that is thine, lest thou shouldest say, I have made Abram rich: Save only that which the young men have eaten, and the portion of the men which went with me, Aner, Eshcol, and Mamre; let them take their portion.

The First Song of Isaiah Ecce, Deus
Isaiah 12:2-6

Behold, God is my salvation; *
I will trust and not be afraid:
For the Lord God is my strength and my song; *
he also is become my salvation.
Therefore with joy shall ye draw water *
out of the wells of salvation.
And in that day shall ye say, *
Praise the Lord, call upon his Name;
Declare his doings among the people; *
make mention that his Name is exalted.
Sing unto the Lord, for he hath done excellent things, *
this is known in all the earth.
Cry out and shout, thou inhabitant of Zion; *
for great is the Holy One of Israel in the midst of thee.

The First Song of Isaiah Ecce, Deus
Isaiah 12:2-6

Surely, it is God who saves me; *
I will trust in him and not be afraid.
For the Lord is my stronghold and my sure defense, *
and he will be my Savior.
Therefore you shall draw water with rejoicing *
from the springs of salvation.
And on that day you shall say, *
Give thanks to the Lord and call upon his Name;
Make his deeds known among the peoples; *
see that they remember that his Name is exalted.
Sing praises of the Lord, for he has done great things, *
and this is known in all the world.
Cry aloud, inhabitants of Zion, ring out your joy, *
for the great one in the midst of you is the Holy One of Israel.

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 Hebrews 8:1-13

Now the main point in what we are saying is this: we have such a high priest, one who is seated at the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in the heavens, a minister in the sanctuary and the true tent that the Lord, and not any mortal, has set up. For every high priest is appointed to offer gifts and sacrifices; hence it is necessary for this priest also to have something to offer. Now if he were on earth, he would not be a priest at all, since there are priests who offer gifts according to the law. They offer worship in a sanctuary that is a sketch and shadow of the heavenly one; for Moses, when he was about to erect the tent, was warned, "See that you make everything according to the pattern that was shown you on the mountain." But Jesus has now obtained a more excellent ministry, and to that degree he is the mediator of a better covenant, which has been enacted through better promises. For if that first covenant had been faultless, there would have been no need to look for a second one. God finds fault with them when he says: "The days are surely coming, says the Lord, when I will establish a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah; not like the covenant that I made with their ancestors, on the day when I took them by the hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt; for they did not continue in my covenant, and so I had no concern for them, says the Lord. This is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the Lord: I will put my laws in their minds, and write them on their hearts, and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. And they shall not teach one another or say to each other, 'Know the Lord,' for they shall all know me, from the least of them to the greatest. For I will be merciful toward their iniquities, and I will remember their sins no more." In speaking of "a new covenant," he has made the first one obsolete. And what is obsolete and growing old will soon disappear.

Now the point in what we are saying is this: we have such a high priest, one who is seated at the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in heaven, a minister in the sanctuary and the true tent which is set up not by man but by the Lord. For every high priest is appointed to offer gifts and sacrifices; hence it is necessary for this priest also to have something to offer. Now if he were on earth, he would not be a priest at all, since there are priests who offer gifts according to the law. They serve a copy and shadow of the heavenly sanctuary; for when Moses was about to erect the tent, he was instructed by God, saying, "See that you make everything according to the pattern which was shown you on the mountain." But as it is, Christ has obtained a ministry which is as much more excellent than the old as the covenant he mediates is better, since it is enacted on better promises. For if that first covenant had been faultless, there would have been no occasion for a second. For he finds fault with them when he says: "The days will come, says the Lord, when I will establish a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah; not like the covenant that I made with their fathers on the day when I took them by the hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt; for they did not continue in my covenant, and so I paid no heed to them, says the Lord. This is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the Lord: I will put my laws into their minds, and write them on their hearts, and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. And they shall not teach every one his fellow or every one his brother, saying, `Know the Lord,' for all shall know me, from the least of them to the greatest. For I will be merciful toward their iniquities, and I will remember their sins no more." In speaking of a new covenant he treats the first as obsolete. And what is becoming obsolete and growing old is ready to vanish away.

Now of the things which we have spoken this is the sum: We have such an high priest, who is set on the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in the heavens; A minister of the sanctuary, and of the true tabernacle, which the Lord pitched, and not man. For every high priest is ordained to offer gifts and sacrifices: wherefore it is of necessity that this man have somewhat also to offer. For if he were on earth, he should not be a priest, seeing that there are priests that offer gifts according to the law: Who serve unto the example and shadow of heavenly things, as Moses was admonished of God when he was about to make the tabernacle: for, See, saith he, that thou make all things according to the pattern shewed to thee in the mount. But now hath he obtained a more excellent ministry, by how much also he is the mediator of a better covenant, which was established upon better promises. For if that first covenant had been faultless, then should no place have been sought for the second. For finding fault with them, he saith, Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah: Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day when I took them by the hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt; because they continued not in my covenant, and I regarded them not, saith the Lord. For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, saith the Lord; I will put my laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts: and I will be to them a God, and they shall be to me a people: And they shall not teach every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the Lord: for all shall know me, from the least to the greatest. For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more. In that he saith, A new covenant, he hath made the first old. Now that which decayeth and waxeth old is ready to vanish away.

He that hateth his life * in this world shall keep it unto life eternal.He that hateth his life * in this world shall keep it unto life eternal.He that hateth his life * in this world shall keep it unto life eternal.

The Song of the Redeemed Magna et mirabilia
Revelation 15:3-4

Great and marvellous are thy works, *
Lord God Almighty!
Just and true are thy ways, *
Thou King of saints.

Who shall not fear thee, O Lord, and glorify thy Name? *
For thou only art holy
For all nations shall come and worship before thee; *
for thy judgments are made manifest.

He that hateth his life * in this world shall keep it unto life eternal.He that hateth his life * in this world shall keep it unto life eternal.He that hateth his life * in this world shall keep it unto life eternal.

He who hates his life * in this world shall keep it unto life eternal.He who hates his life * in this world shall keep it unto life eternal.He who hates his life * in this world shall keep it unto life eternal.

The Song of the Redeemed Magna et mirabilia
Revelation 15:3-4

O ruler of the universe, Lord God,
great deeds are they that you have done, *
surpassing human understanding.
Your ways are ways of righteousness and truth, *
O King of all the ages.

Who can fail to do you homage, Lord,
and sing the praises of your Name? *
for you only are the Holy One.
All nations will draw near and fall down before you, *
because your just and holy works have been revealed.

He who hates his life * in this world shall keep it unto life eternal.He who hates his life * in this world shall keep it unto life eternal.He who hates his life * in this world shall keep it unto life eternal.

He that hateth his life * in this world shall keep it unto life eternal.He that hateth his life * in this world shall keep it unto life eternal.He that hateth his life * in this world shall keep it unto life eternal.

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.

He that hateth his life * in this world shall keep it unto life eternal.He that hateth his life * in this world shall keep it unto life eternal.He that hateth his life * in this world shall keep it unto life eternal.

He who hates his life * in this world shall keep it unto life eternal.He who hates his life * in this world shall keep it unto life eternal.He who hates his life * in this world shall keep it unto life eternal.

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.

He who hates his life * in this world shall keep it unto life eternal.He who hates his life * in this world shall keep it unto life eternal.He who hates his life * in this world shall keep it unto life eternal.

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

Almighty God, whose deacon Vincent, upheld by thee, was not terrified by threats nor overcome by torments: Strengthen us, we beseech thee, to endure all adversity with invincible and steadfast faith; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Almighty God, whose deacon Vincent, upheld by thee, was not terrified by threats nor overcome by torments: Strengthen us, we beseech thee, to endure all adversity with invincible and steadfast faith; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Almighty God, whose deacon Vincent, upheld by thee, was not terrified by threats nor overcome by torments: Strengthen us, we beseech thee, to endure all adversity with invincible and steadfast faith; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Almighty God, your deacon Vincent, upheld by you, was not terrified by threats nor overcome by torments: Strengthen us to endure all adversity with invincible and steadfast faith; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Almighty God, your deacon Vincent, upheld by you, was not terrified by threats nor overcome by torments: Strengthen us to endure all adversity with invincible and steadfast faith; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Almighty God, your deacon Vincent, upheld by you, was not terrified by threats nor overcome by torments: Strengthen us to endure all adversity with invincible and steadfast faith; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

A Collect for the Renewal of Life

O God, the King eternal, who dividest the day from the night and turnest the shadow of death into the morning: Drive far from us all wrong desires, incline our hearts to keep thy law, and guide our feet into the way of peace; that, having done thy will with cheerfulness while it was day, we may, when night cometh, rejoice to give thee thanks; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

A Collect for the Renewal of Life

O God, the King eternal, whose light divides the day from the night and turns the shadow of death into the morning: Drive far from us all wrong desires, incline our hearts to keep your law, and guide our feet into the way of peace; that, having done your will with cheerfulness while it was day, we may, when night comes, rejoice to give you thanks; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Prayer for Mission

O God, who hast made of one blood all the peoples of the earth, and didst send thy blessed Son to preach peace to those who are far off and to those who are near: Grant that people everywhere may seek after thee and find thee; bring the nations into thy fold; pour out thy Spirit upon all flesh; and hasten the coming of thy kingdom; through the same thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

O God, you have made of one blood all the peoples of the earth, and sent your blessed Son to preach peace to those who are far off and to those who are near: Grant that people everywhere may seek after you and find you; bring the nations into your fold; pour out your Spirit upon all flesh; and hasten the coming of your kingdom; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Hymn: Martyr Dei Qui Unicum

Martyr of God, whose strength was steeled
To follow close God's only Son,
Well didst thou brave thy battlefield,
And well thy heavenly bliss was won!

Now join thy prayers with ours, who pray
That God may pardon us and bless;
For prayer keeps evil's plague away,
And draws from life its weariness.

Long, long ago, were loosed the chains
That held thy body once in thrall;
For us how many a bond remains!
O Love of God release us all.

All praise to God the Father be,
All praise to Thee, eternal Son;
All praise, O Holy Ghost, to Thee
While never ending ages run.

V. The righteous shall flourish like a palm-tree.
R. And shall spread abroad like a cedar in Libanus.

Hymn: Martyr Dei Qui Unicum

Martyr of God, whose strength was steeled
To follow close God's only Son,
Well didst thou brave thy battlefield,
And well thy heavenly bliss was won!

Now join thy prayers with ours, who pray
That God may pardon us and bless;
For prayer keeps evil's plague away,
And draws from life its weariness.

Long, long ago, were loosed the chains
That held thy body once in thrall;
For us how many a bond remains!
O Love of God release us all.

All praise to God the Father be,
All praise to Thee, eternal Son;
All praise, O Holy Ghost, to Thee
While never ending ages run.

V. The righteous shall flourish like a palm-tree.
R. And shall spread abroad like a cedar in Libanus.

Hymn: Martyr Dei Qui Unicum

Martyr of God, whose strength was steeled
To follow close God's only Son,
Well didst thou brave thy battlefield,
And well thy heavenly bliss was won!

Now join thy prayers with ours, who pray
That God may pardon us and bless;
For prayer keeps evil's plague away,
And draws from life its weariness.

Long, long ago, were loosed the chains
That held thy body once in thrall;
For us how many a bond remains!
O Love of God release us all.

All praise to God the Father be,
All praise to Thee, eternal Son;
All praise, O Holy Ghost, to Thee
While never ending ages run.

V. The righteous shall flourish like a palm-tree.
R. And shall spread abroad like a cedar in Libanus.

Hymn: Martyr Dei Qui Unicum

Martyr of God, whose strength was steeled
To follow close God's only Son,
Well didst thou brave thy battlefield,
And well thy heavenly bliss was won!

Now join thy prayers with ours, who pray
That God may pardon us and bless;
For prayer keeps evil's plague away,
And draws from life its weariness.

Long, long ago, were loosed the chains
That held thy body once in thrall;
For us how many a bond remains!
O Love of God release us all.

All praise to God the Father be,
All praise to Thee, eternal Son;
All praise, O Holy Ghost, to Thee
While never ending ages run.

V. The righteous shall flourish like a palm-tree.
R. And shall spread abroad like a cedar in Lebanon.

Hymn: Martyr Dei Qui Unicum

Martyr of God, whose strength was steeled
To follow close God's only Son,
Well didst thou brave thy battlefield,
And well thy heavenly bliss was won!

Now join thy prayers with ours, who pray
That God may pardon us and bless;
For prayer keeps evil's plague away,
And draws from life its weariness.

Long, long ago, were loosed the chains
That held thy body once in thrall;
For us how many a bond remains!
O Love of God release us all.

All praise to God the Father be,
All praise to Thee, eternal Son;
All praise, O Holy Ghost, to Thee
While never ending ages run.

V. The righteous shall flourish like a palm-tree.
R. And shall spread abroad like a cedar in Lebanon.

Hymn: Martyr Dei Qui Unicum

Martyr of God, whose strength was steeled
To follow close God's only Son,
Well didst thou brave thy battlefield,
And well thy heavenly bliss was won!

Now join thy prayers with ours, who pray
That God may pardon us and bless;
For prayer keeps evil's plague away,
And draws from life its weariness.

Long, long ago, were loosed the chains
That held thy body once in thrall;
For us how many a bond remains!
O Love of God release us all.

All praise to God the Father be,
All praise to Thee, eternal Son;
All praise, O Holy Ghost, to Thee
While never ending ages run.

V. The righteous shall flourish like a palm-tree.
R. And shall spread abroad like a cedar in Lebanon.

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

Alma Redemptoris

Mother of Christ, hear thou thy people's cry
Star of the deep and Portal of the sky!
Mother of Him who thee made from nothing made.
Sinking we strive and call to thee for aid:
Oh, by what joy which Gabriel brought to thee,
Thou Virgin first and last, let us thy mercy see.

V: After childbirth thou didst remain a virgin.
R: Intercede for us, O Mother of God

Let us pray:
O God, who, by the fruitful virginity of blessed Mary, hast bestowed upon mankind the reward of eternal salvation: grant, we beseech Thee, that we may experience her intercession, through whom we have been made worthy to receive the author of life, our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son. Amen.

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

Alma Redemptoris

Gracious Mother of our Redeemer, forever abiding, Queen of heaven and star of ocean,
O pray for your children, who, though falling, strive to rise again.
You, maiden, have borne your holy Creator, to the wonder of all nature;
ever virgin after as before you received that Ave from the mouth of Gabriel;
Intercede for us sinners.

V: He became incarnate from the Virgin Mary.
R: Intercede for us, O Mother of God

Let us pray:
O God, who by the fruitful virginity of blessed Mary bestowed upon us the reward of eternal salvation: Grant, we pray, that we may know the help of her intercession, through whom we have received the author of our salvation, Jesus Christ your Son our Lord. Amen.

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

Noon Prayer for Monday after the Third Sunday after the Epiphany

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 Monday after the Third Sunday after the Epiphany

(Vincent, Deacon of Saragossa, and Martyr, 304Vincent, Deacon of Saragossa, and Martyr, 304Vincent, Deacon of Saragossa, and Martyr, 304)

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.

Alleluia.

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

And the Lord said, † Whosoever shall confess me before men, * him will I confess also before my Father.

Psalm 44. Deus, auribus.

  WE have heard with our ears, O God, our fathers have told us *
what thou hast done in their time of old:
   How thou hast driven out the heathen with thy hand, and planted our fathers in; *
how thou hast destroyed the nations, and made thy people to flourish.
   For they gat not the land in possession through their own sword, *
neither was it their own arm that helped them;
   But thy right hand, and thine arm, and the light of thy countenance; *
because thou hadst a favour unto them.
   Thou art my King, O God; *
send help unto Jacob.
   Through thee will we overthrow our enemies, *
and in thy Name will we tread them under that rise up against us.
   For I will not trust in my bow, *
it is not my sword that shall help me;
   But it is thou that savest us from our enemies, *
and puttest them to confusion that hate us.
   We make our boast of God all day long, *
and will praise thy Name for ever.
10    But now thou art far off, and puttest us to confusion, *
and goest not forth with our armies.
11    Thou makest us to turn our backs upon our enemies, *
so that they which hate us spoil our goods.
12    Thou lettest us be eaten up like sheep, *
and hast scattered us among the heathen.
13    Thou sellest thy people for nought, *
and takest no money for them.
14    Thou makest us to be rebuked of our neighbours, *
to be laughed to scorn, and had in derision of them that are round about us.
15    Thou makest us to be a by-word among the nations, *
and that the peoples shake their heads at us.
16    My confusion is daily before me, *
and the shame of my face hath covered me;
17    For the voice of the slanderer and blasphemer, *
for the enemy and avenger.
18    And though all this be come upon us, yet do we not forget thee, *
nor behave ourselves frowardly in thy covenant.
19    Our heart is not turned back, *
neither our steps gone out of thy way;
20    No, not when thou hast smitten us into the place of dragons, *
and covered us with the shadow of death.
21    If we have forgotten the Name of our God, and holden up our hands to any strange god, *
shall not God search it out? for he knoweth the very secrets of the heart.
22    For thy sake also are we killed all the day long, *
and are counted as sheep appointed to be slain.
23    Up, Lord, why sleepest thou? *
awake, and be not absent from us for ever.
24    Wherefore hidest thou thy face, *
and forgettest our misery and trouble?
25    For our soul is brought low, even unto the dust; *
our belly cleaveth unto the ground.
26    Arise, and help us, *
and deliver us, for thy mercy's sake.

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.

And the Lord said, † Whosoever shall confess me before men, * him will I confess also before my Father.

Whoever shall confess Me before the world, I will confess also before My Father.

Psalm 44 Deus, auribus

  We have heard with our ears, O God, our forefathers have told us, *
the deeds you did in their days, in the days of old.
  How with your hand you drove the peoples out and planted our forefathers in the land; *
how you destroyed nations and made your people flourish.
  For they did not take the land by their sword, nor did their arm win the victory for them; *
but your right hand, your arm, and the light of your countenance, because you favored them.
  You are my King and my God; *
you command victories for Jacob.
  Through you we pushed back our adversaries; *
through your Name we trampled on those who rose up against us.
  For I do not rely on my bow, *
and my sword does not give me the victory.
  Surely, you gave us victory over our adversaries *
and put those who hate us to shame.
  Every day we gloried in God, *
and we will praise your Name for ever.
  Nevertheless, you have rejected and humbled us *
and do not go forth with our armies.
10   You have made us fall back before our adversary, *
and our enemies have plundered us.
11   You have made us like sheep to be eaten *
and have scattered us among the nations.
12   You are selling your people for a trifle *
and are making no profit on the sale of them.
13   You have made us the scorn of our neighbors, *
a mockery and derision to those around us.
14   You have made us a byword among the nations, *
a laughing-stock among the peoples.
15   My humiliation is daily before me, *
and shame has covered my face;
16   Because of the taunts of the mockers and blasphemers, *
because of the enemy and avenger.
17   All this has come upon us; *
yet we have not forgotten you, nor have we betrayed your covenant.
18   Our heart never turned back, *
nor did our footsteps stray from your path;
19   Though you thrust us down into a place of misery, *
and covered us over with deep darkness.
20   If we have forgotten the Name of our God, *
or stretched out our hands to some strange god,
21   Will not God find it out? *
for he knows the secrets of the heart.
22   Indeed, for your sake we are killed all the day long; *
we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.
23   Awake, O Lord! why are you sleeping? *
Arise! do not reject us for ever.
24   Why have you hidden your face *
and forgotten our affliction and oppression?
25   We sink down into the dust; *
our body cleaves to the ground.
26   Rise up, and help us, *
and save us, for the sake of your steadfast love.

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.

Whoever shall confess Me before the world, I will confess also before My Father.

And the Lord said, † Whosoever shall confess me before men, * him will I confess also before my Father.

Psalm 108. Paratum cor meum.

  O GOD, my heart is ready, my heart is ready; *
I will sing, and give praise with the best member that I have.
   Awake, thou lute and harp; *
I myself will awake right early.
   I will give thanks unto thee, O LORD, among the peoples; *
I will sing praises unto thee among the nations.
   For thy mercy is greater than the heavens, *
and thy truth reacheth unto the clouds.
   Set up thyself, O God, above the heavens, *
and thy glory above all the earth;
   That thy beloved may be delivered: *
let thy right hand save them, and hear thou me.
   God hath spoken in his holiness; *
I will rejoice therefore, and divide Shechem, and mete out the valley of Succoth.
   Gilead is mine, and Manasseh is mine; *
Ephraim also is the strength of my head; Judah is my lawgiver;
   Moab is my wash-pot; over Edom will I cast out my shoe; *
upon Philistia will I triumph.
10    Who will lead me into the strong city? *
and who will bring me into Edom?
11    Hast not thou forsaken us, O God? *
and wilt not thou, O God, go forth with our hosts?
12    O help us against the enemy: *
for vain is the help of man.
13    Through God we shall do great acts; *
and it is he that shall tread down our enemies.

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.

And the Lord said, † Whosoever shall confess me before men, * him will I confess also before my Father.

Psalm 109. Deus, laudem.

  HOLD not thy tongue, O God of my praise; *
for the mouth of the ungodly, yea, the mouth of the deceitful is opened upon me.
   And they have spoken against me with false tongues; *
they compassed me about also with words of hatred, and fought against me without a cause.
   For the love that I had unto them, lo, they take now my contrary part; *
but I give myself unto prayer.
   Thus have they rewarded me evil for good, *
and hatred for my good will.
   Set thou an ungodly man to be ruler over him, *
and let an adversary stand at his right hand.
   When sentence is given upon him, let him be condemned; *
and let his prayer be turned into sin.
   Let his days be few; *
and let another take his office.
   Let his children be fatherless, *
and his wife a widow.
   Let his children be vagabonds, and beg their bread; *
let them seek it also out of desolate places.
10    Let the extortioner consume all that he hath; *
and let the stranger spoil his labour.
11    Let there be no man to pity him, *
nor to have compassion upon his fatherless children.
12    Let his posterity be destroyed; *
and in the next generation let his name be clean put out.
13    Let the wickedness of his fathers be had in remembrance in the sight of the LORD; *
and let not the sin of his mother be done away.
14    Let them alway be before the LORD, *
that he may root out the memorial of them from off the earth;
15    And that, because his mind was not to do good; *
but persecuted the poor helpless man, that he might slay him that was vexed at the heart.
16    His delight was in cursing, and it shall happen unto him; *
he loved not blessing, therefore shall it be far from him.
17    He clothed himself with cursing like as with a raiment, *
and it shall come into his bowels like water, and like oil into his bones.
18    Let it be unto him as the cloak that he hath upon him, *
and as the girdle that he is alway girded withal.
19    Let it thus happen from the LORD unto mine enemies, *
and to those that speak evil against my soul.
20    But deal thou with me, O LORD God, according unto thy Name; *
for sweet is thy mercy.
21    O deliver me, for I am helpless and poor, *
and my heart is wounded within me.
22    I go hence like the shadow that departeth, *
and am driven away as the grasshopper.
23    My knees are weak through fasting; *
my flesh is dried up for want of fatness.
24    I am become also a reproach unto them: *
they that look upon me shake their heads.
25    Help me, O LORD my God; *
O save me according to thy mercy;
26    And they shall know how that this is thy hand, *
and that thou, LORD, hast done it.
27    Though they curse, yet bless thou; *
and let them be confounded that rise up against me; but let thy servant rejoice.
28    Let mine adversaries be clothed with shame; *
and let them cover themselves with their own confusion, as with a cloak.
29    As for me, I will give great thanks unto the LORD with my mouth, *
and praise him among the multitude;
30    For he shall stand at the right hand of the poor, *
to save his soul from unrighteous judges.

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.

He that followeth me † walketh not in darkness, * but shall have the light of life, saith the Lord.

Whoever shall confess Me before the world, I will confess also before My Father.

Psalm 108 Paratum cor meum

  My heart is firmly fixed, O God, my heart is fixed; *
I will sing and make melody.
  Wake up, my spirit; awake, lute and harp; *
I myself will waken the dawn.
  I will confess you among the peoples, O LORD; *
I will sing praises to you among the nations.
  For your loving-kindness is greater than the heavens, *
and your faithfulness reaches to the clouds.
  Exalt yourself above the heavens, O God, *
and your glory over all the earth.
  So that those who are dear to you may be delivered, *
save with your right hand and answer me.
  God spoke from his holy place and said, *
"I will exult and parcel out Shechem; I will divide the valley of Succoth.
  Gilead is mine and Manasseh is mine; *
Ephraim is my helmet and Judah my scepter.
  Moab is my washbasin, on Edom I throw down my sandal to claim it, *
and over Philistia will I shout in triumph."
10   Who will lead me into the strong city? *
who will bring me into Edom?
11   Have you not cast us off, O God? *
you no longer go out, O God, with our armies.
12   Grant us your help against the enemy, *
for vain is the help of man.
13   With God we will do valiant deeds, *
and he shall tread our enemies under foot.

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.

Whoever shall confess Me before the world, I will confess also before My Father.

Anyone who follows Me does not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life, says the Lord.

Psalm 109 Deus, laudem

  Hold not your tongue, O God of my praise; *
for the mouth of the wicked, the mouth of the deceitful, is opened against me.
  They speak to me with a lying tongue; *
they encompass me with hateful words and fight against me without a cause.
  Despite my love, they accuse me; *
but as for me, I pray for them.
  They repay evil for good, *
and hatred for my love.
  Set a wicked man against him, *
and let an accuser stand at his right hand.
  When he is judged, let him be found guilty, *
and let his appeal be in vain.
  Let his days be few, *
and let another take his office.
  Let his children be fatherless, *
and his wife become a widow.
  Let his children be waifs and beggars; *
let them be driven from the ruins of their homes.
10   Let the creditor seize everything he has; *
let strangers plunder his gains.
11   Let there be no one to show him kindness, *
and none to pity his fatherless children.
12   Let his descendants be destroyed, *
and his name be blotted out in the next generation.
13   Let the wickedness of his fathers be remembered before the LORD, *
and his mother's sin not be blotted out;
14   Let their sin be always before the LORD; *
but let him root out their names from the earth;
15   Because he did not remember to show mercy, *
but persecuted the poor and needy and sought to kill the brokenhearted.
16   He loved cursing, let it come upon him; *
he took no delight in blessing, let it depart from him.
17   He put on cursing like a garment, *
let it soak into his body like water and into his bones like oil;
18   Let it be to him like the cloak which he wraps around himself, *
and like the belt that he wears continually.
19   Let this be the recompense from the LORD to my accusers, *
and to those who speak evil against me.
20   But you, O Lord my God, oh, deal with me according to your Name; *
for your tender mercy's sake, deliver me.
21   For I am poor and needy, *
and my heart is wounded within me.
22   I have faded away like a shadow when it lengthens; *
I am shaken off like a locust.
23   My knees are weak through fasting, *
and my flesh is wasted and gaunt.
24   I have become a reproach to them; *
they see and shake their heads.
25   Help me, O LORD my God; *
save me for your mercy's sake.
26   Let them know that this is your hand, *
that you, O LORD, have done it.
27   They may curse, but you will bless; *
let those who rise up against me be put to shame, and your servant will rejoice.
28   Let my accusers be clothed with disgrace *
and wrap themselves in their shame as in a cloak.
29   I will give great thanks to the LORD with my mouth; *
in the midst of the multitude will I praise him;
30   Because he stands at the right hand of the needy, *
to save his life from those who would condemn him.

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.

Anyone who follows Me does not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life, says the Lord.

The Lessons [One Evening ReadingTwo Evening Readings]

A Reading from Isaiah 48:1-11

Hear this, O house of Jacob, who are called by the name of Israel, and who came forth from the loins of Judah; who swear by the name of the LORD, and invoke the God of Israel, but not in truth or right. For they call themselves after the holy city, and lean on the God of Israel; the LORD of hosts is his name. The former things I declared long ago, they went out from my mouth and I made them known; then suddenly I did them and they came to pass. Because I know that you are obstinate, and your neck is an iron sinew and your forehead brass, I declared them to you from long ago, before they came to pass I announced them to you, so that you would not say, "My idol did them, my carved image and my cast image commanded them." You have heard; now see all this; and will you not declare it? From this time forward I make you hear new things, hidden things that you have not known. They are created now, not long ago; before today you have never heard of them, so that you could not say, "I already knew them." You have never heard, you have never known, from of old your ear has not been opened. For I knew that you would deal very treacherously, and that from birth you were called a rebel. For my name's sake I defer my anger, for the sake of my praise I restrain it for you, so that I may not cut you off. See, I have refined you, but not like silver; I have tested you in the furnace of adversity. For my own sake, for my own sake, I do it, for why should my name be profaned? My glory I will not give to another.

Hear this, O house of Jacob, who are called by the name of Israel, and who came forth from the loins of Judah; who swear by the name of the LORD, and confess the God of Israel, but not in truth or right. For they call themselves after the holy city, and stay themselves on the God of Israel; the LORD of hosts is his name. "The former things I declared of old, they went forth from my mouth and I made them known; then suddenly I did them and they came to pass. Because I know that you are obstinate, and your neck is an iron sinew and your forehead brass, I declared them to you from of old, before they came to pass I announced them to you, lest you should say, `My idol did them, my graven image and my molten image commanded them.' "You have heard; now see all this; and will you not declare it? From this time forth I make you hear new things, hidden things which you have not known. They are created now, not long ago; before today you have never heard of them, lest you should say, `Behold, I knew them.' You have never heard, you have never known, from of old your ear has not been opened. For I knew that you would deal very treacherously, and that from birth you were called a rebel. "For my name's sake I defer my anger, for the sake of my praise I restrain it for you, that I may not cut you off. Behold, I have refined you, but not like silver; I have tried you in the furnace of affliction. For my own sake, for my own sake, I do it, for how should my name be profaned? My glory I will not give to another.

Hear ye this, O house of Jacob, which are called by the name of Israel, and are come forth out of the waters of Judah, which swear by the name of the LORD, and make mention of the God of Israel, but not in truth, nor in righteousness. For they call themselves of the holy city, and stay themselves upon the God of Israel; The LORD of hosts is his name. I have declared the former things from the beginning; and they went forth out of my mouth, and I shewed them; I did them suddenly, and they came to pass. Because I knew that thou art obstinate, and thy neck is an iron sinew, and thy brow brass; I have even from the beginning declared it to thee; before it came to pass I shewed it thee: lest thou shouldest say, Mine idol hath done them, and my graven image, and my molten image, hath commanded them. Thou hast heard, see all this; and will not ye declare it? I have shewed thee new things from this time, even hidden things, and thou didst not know them. They are created now, and not from the beginning; even before the day when thou heardest them not; lest thou shouldest say, Behold, I knew them. Yea, thou heardest not; yea, thou knewest not; yea, from that time that thine ear was not opened: for I knew that thou wouldest deal very treacherously, and wast called a transgressor from the womb. For my name's sake will I defer mine anger, and for my praise will I refrain for thee, that I cut thee not off. Behold, I have refined thee, but not with silver; I have chosen thee in the furnace of affliction. For mine own sake, even for mine own sake, will I do it: for how should my name be polluted? and I will not give my glory unto another.

He that hateth his life * in this world shall keep it unto life eternal.He that hateth his life * in this world shall keep it unto life eternal.He that hateth his life * in this world shall keep it unto life eternal.

The Song of Moses Cantemus Domino
Exodus 15:1-6, 11-13, 17-18

I will sing unto the Lord, for he hath triumphed gloriously; *
the horse and his rider hath he thrown into the sea.
The Lord is my strength and song; *
and he is become my salvation:
He is my God and I will prepare him an habitation; *
my father's God and I will exalt him.
The Lord is a man of war; *
the Lord is his Name.
Pharaoh's chariots and his host hath he cast into the sea; *
his chosen captains also are drowned in the Red Sea.
The depths have covered them; *
they sank into the bottom as a stone.
Thy right hand, O Lord, is become glorious in power: *
thy right hand, O Lord, hath dashed in pieces the enemy.
Who is like unto thee, O Lord, among the gods? *
who is like thee, glorious in holiness,
fearful in praises, doing wonders?
Thou stretchedst out thy right hand; *
the earth swallowed them.
Thou in thy mercy led forth the people
which thou hast redeemed; *
thou hast guided them in thy strength
unto thy holy habitation.
Thou shalt bring them in, and plant them *
in the mountain of thine inheritance,
In the place, O Lord, which thou hast
made for thee to dwell in; *
in the sanctuary, O Lord, which thy hands have established.
The Lord shall reign *
for ever and for ever.

He that hateth his life * in this world shall keep it unto life eternal.He that hateth his life * in this world shall keep it unto life eternal.He that hateth his life * in this world shall keep it unto life eternal.

He who hates his life * in this world shall keep it unto life eternal.He who hates his life * in this world shall keep it unto life eternal.He who hates his life * in this world shall keep it unto life eternal.

The Song of Moses Cantemus Domino
Exodus 15:1-6, 11-13, 17-18

I will sing to the Lord, for he is lofty and uplifted; *
the horse and its rider has he hurled into the sea.
The Lord is my strength and my refuge; *
the Lord has become my Savior.
This is my God and I will praise him, *
the God of my people and I will exalt him.
The Lord is a mighty warrior; *
Yahweh is his Name.
The chariots of Pharoah and his army has he hurled into the sea; *
the finest of those who bear armor have been
drowned in the Red Sea.
The fathomless deep has overwhelmed them; *
they sank into the depths like a stone.
Your right hand, O Lord, is glorious in might; *
your right hand, O Lord, has overthrown the enemy.
Who can be compared with you, O Lord, among the gods? *
who is like you, glorious in holiness,
awesome in renown, and worker of wonders?
You stretched forth your right hand; *
the earth swallowed them up.
With your constant love you led the people you redeemed; *
with your might you brought them in safety to
your holy dwelling.
You will bring them in and plant them *
on the mount of your possession,
The resting-place you have made for yourself, O Lord, *
the sanctuary, O Lord, that your hand has established.
The Lord shall reign *
for ever and for ever.

He who hates his life * in this world shall keep it unto life eternal.He who hates his life * in this world shall keep it unto life eternal.He who hates his life * in this world shall keep it unto life eternal.

He that hateth his life * in this world shall keep it unto life eternal.He that hateth his life * in this world shall keep it unto life eternal.He that hateth his life * in this world shall keep it unto life eternal.

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.

He that hateth his life * in this world shall keep it unto life eternal.He that hateth his life * in this world shall keep it unto life eternal.He that hateth his life * in this world shall keep it unto life eternal.

He who hates his life * in this world shall keep it unto life eternal.He who hates his life * in this world shall keep it unto life eternal.He who hates his life * in this world shall keep it unto life eternal.

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.

He who hates his life * in this world shall keep it unto life eternal.He who hates his life * in this world shall keep it unto life eternal.He who hates his life * in this world shall keep it unto life eternal.

A Reading from John 4:43-54

When the two days were over, he went from that place to Galilee (for Jesus himself had testified that a prophet has no honor in the prophet's own country). When he came to Galilee, the Galileans welcomed him, since they had seen all that he had done in Jerusalem at the festival; for they too had gone to the festival. Then he came again to Cana in Galilee where he had changed the water into wine. Now there was a royal official whose son lay ill in Capernaum. When he heard that Jesus had come from Judea to Galilee, he went and begged him to come down and heal his son, for he was at the point of death. Then Jesus said to him, "Unless you see signs and wonders you will not believe." The official said to him, "Sir, come down before my little boy dies." Jesus said to him, "Go; your son will live." The man believed the word that Jesus spoke to him and started on his way. As he was going down, his slaves met him and told him that his child was alive. So he asked them the hour when he began to recover, and they said to him, "Yesterday at one in the afternoon the fever left him." The father realized that this was the hour when Jesus had said to him, "Your son will live." So he himself believed, along with his whole household. Now this was the second sign that Jesus did after coming from Judea to Galilee.

After the two days he departed to Galilee. For Jesus himself testified that a prophet has no honor in his own country. So when he came to Galilee, the Galileans welcomed him, having seen all that he had done in Jerusalem at the feast, for they too had gone to the feast. So he came again to Cana in Galilee, where he had made the water wine. And at Caper'na-um there was an official whose son was ill. When he heard that Jesus had come from Judea to Galilee, he went and begged him to come down and heal his son, for he was at the point of death. Jesus therefore said to him, "Unless you see signs and wonders you will not believe." The official said to him, "Sir, come down before my child dies." Jesus said to him, "Go; your son will live." The man believed the word that Jesus spoke to him and went his way. As he was going down, his servants met him and told him that his son was living. So he asked them the hour when he began to mend, and they said to him, "Yesterday at the seventh hour the fever left him." The father knew that was the hour when Jesus had said to him, "Your son will live"; and he himself believed, and all his household. This was now the second sign that Jesus did when he had come from Judea to Galilee.

Now after two days he departed thence, and went into Galilee. For Jesus himself testified, that a prophet hath no honour in his own country. Then when he was come into Galilee, the Galilaeans received him, having seen all the things that he did at Jerusalem at the feast: for they also went unto the feast. So Jesus came again into Cana of Galilee, where he made the water wine. And there was a certain nobleman, whose son was sick at Capernaum. When he heard that Jesus was come out of Judaea into Galilee, he went unto him, and besought him that he would come down, and heal his son: for he was at the point of death. Then said Jesus unto him, Except ye see signs and wonders, ye will not believe. The nobleman saith unto him, Sir, come down ere my child die. Jesus saith unto him, Go thy way; thy son liveth. And the man believed the word that Jesus had spoken unto him, and he went his way. And as he was now going down, his servants met him, and told him, saying, Thy son liveth. Then enquired he of them the hour when he began to amend. And they said unto him, Yesterday at the seventh hour the fever left him. So the father knew that it was at the same hour, in the which Jesus said unto him, Thy son liveth: and himself believed, and his whole house. This is again the second miracle that Jesus did, when he was come out of Judaea into Galilee.

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.

He that hateth his life * in this world shall keep it unto life eternal.He that hateth his life * in this world shall keep it unto life eternal.He that hateth his life * in this world shall keep it unto life eternal.

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.

He that hateth his life * in this world shall keep it unto life eternal.He that hateth his life * in this world shall keep it unto life eternal.He that hateth his life * in this world shall keep it unto life eternal.

He who hates his life * in this world shall keep it unto life eternal.He who hates his life * in this world shall keep it unto life eternal.He who hates his life * in this world shall keep it unto life eternal.

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.

He who hates his life * in this world shall keep it unto life eternal.He who hates his life * in this world shall keep it unto life eternal.He who hates his life * in this world shall keep it unto life eternal.

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

Almighty God, whose deacon Vincent, upheld by thee, was not terrified by threats nor overcome by torments: Strengthen us, we beseech thee, to endure all adversity with invincible and steadfast faith; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Almighty God, whose deacon Vincent, upheld by thee, was not terrified by threats nor overcome by torments: Strengthen us, we beseech thee, to endure all adversity with invincible and steadfast faith; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Almighty God, whose deacon Vincent, upheld by thee, was not terrified by threats nor overcome by torments: Strengthen us, we beseech thee, to endure all adversity with invincible and steadfast faith; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Almighty God, your deacon Vincent, upheld by you, was not terrified by threats nor overcome by torments: Strengthen us to endure all adversity with invincible and steadfast faith; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Almighty God, your deacon Vincent, upheld by you, was not terrified by threats nor overcome by torments: Strengthen us to endure all adversity with invincible and steadfast faith; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Almighty God, your deacon Vincent, upheld by you, was not terrified by threats nor overcome by torments: Strengthen us to endure all adversity with invincible and steadfast faith; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

A Collect for Peace

O God, from whom all holy desires, all good counsels, and all just works do proceed: Give unto thy servants the peace which the world cannot give, that our hearts may be set to obey thy commandments, and also that by thee, we, being defended from the fear of all enemies, may pass our time in rest and quietness; through the merits of Jesus Christ our Savior. Amen.

A Collect for Peace

Most holy God, the source of all good desires, all right judgements, and all just works: Give to us, your servants, that peace which the world cannot give, so that our minds may be fixed on the doing of your will, and that we, being delivered from the fear of all enemies, may live in peace and quietness; through the mercies of Christ Jesus our Savior. 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.

Hymn: Martyr Dei Qui Unicum

Martyr of God, whose strength was steeled
To follow close God's only Son,
Well didst thou brave thy battlefield,
And well thy heavenly bliss was won!

Now join thy prayers with ours, who pray
That God may pardon us and bless;
For prayer keeps evil's plague away,
And draws from life its weariness.

Long, long ago, were loosed the chains
That held thy body once in thrall;
For us how many a bond remains!
O Love of God release us all.

All praise to God the Father be,
All praise to Thee, eternal Son;
All praise, O Holy Ghost, to Thee
While never ending ages run.

V. The righteous shall flourish like a palm-tree.
R. And shall spread abroad like a cedar in Libanus.

Hymn: Martyr Dei Qui Unicum

Martyr of God, whose strength was steeled
To follow close God's only Son,
Well didst thou brave thy battlefield,
And well thy heavenly bliss was won!

Now join thy prayers with ours, who pray
That God may pardon us and bless;
For prayer keeps evil's plague away,
And draws from life its weariness.

Long, long ago, were loosed the chains
That held thy body once in thrall;
For us how many a bond remains!
O Love of God release us all.

All praise to God the Father be,
All praise to Thee, eternal Son;
All praise, O Holy Ghost, to Thee
While never ending ages run.

V. The righteous shall flourish like a palm-tree.
R. And shall spread abroad like a cedar in Libanus.

Hymn: Martyr Dei Qui Unicum

Martyr of God, whose strength was steeled
To follow close God's only Son,
Well didst thou brave thy battlefield,
And well thy heavenly bliss was won!

Now join thy prayers with ours, who pray
That God may pardon us and bless;
For prayer keeps evil's plague away,
And draws from life its weariness.

Long, long ago, were loosed the chains
That held thy body once in thrall;
For us how many a bond remains!
O Love of God release us all.

All praise to God the Father be,
All praise to Thee, eternal Son;
All praise, O Holy Ghost, to Thee
While never ending ages run.

Hymn: Martyr Dei Qui Unicum

Martyr of God, whose strength was steeled
To follow close God's only Son,
Well didst thou brave thy battlefield,
And well thy heavenly bliss was won!

Now join thy prayers with ours, who pray
That God may pardon us and bless;
For prayer keeps evil's plague away,
And draws from life its weariness.

Long, long ago, were loosed the chains
That held thy body once in thrall;
For us how many a bond remains!
O Love of God release us all.

All praise to God the Father be,
All praise to Thee, eternal Son;
All praise, O Holy Ghost, to Thee
While never ending ages run.

V. The righteous shall flourish like a palm-tree.
R. And shall spread abroad like a cedar in Lebanon.

Hymn: Martyr Dei Qui Unicum

Martyr of God, whose strength was steeled
To follow close God's only Son,
Well didst thou brave thy battlefield,
And well thy heavenly bliss was won!

Now join thy prayers with ours, who pray
That God may pardon us and bless;
For prayer keeps evil's plague away,
And draws from life its weariness.

Long, long ago, were loosed the chains
That held thy body once in thrall;
For us how many a bond remains!
O Love of God release us all.

All praise to God the Father be,
All praise to Thee, eternal Son;
All praise, O Holy Ghost, to Thee
While never ending ages run.

V. The righteous shall flourish like a palm-tree.
R. And shall spread abroad like a cedar in Lebanon.

Hymn: Martyr Dei Qui Unicum

Martyr of God, whose strength was steeled
To follow close God's only Son,
Well didst thou brave thy battlefield,
And well thy heavenly bliss was won!

Now join thy prayers with ours, who pray
That God may pardon us and bless;
For prayer keeps evil's plague away,
And draws from life its weariness.

Long, long ago, were loosed the chains
That held thy body once in thrall;
For us how many a bond remains!
O Love of God release us all.

All praise to God the Father be,
All praise to Thee, eternal Son;
All praise, O Holy Ghost, to Thee
While never ending ages run.

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 Monday after the Third Sunday after the Epiphany

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.

Alleluia.

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.

Alma Redemptoris

Mother of Christ, hear thou thy people's cry
Star of the deep and Portal of the sky!
Mother of Him who thee made from nothing made.
Sinking we strive and call to thee for aid:
Oh, by what joy which Gabriel brought to thee,
Thou Virgin first and last, let us thy mercy see.

V: After childbirth thou didst remain a virgin.
R: Intercede for us, O Mother of God

Let us pray:
O God, who, by the fruitful virginity of blessed Mary, hast bestowed upon mankind the reward of eternal salvation: grant, we beseech Thee, that we may experience her intercession, through whom we have been made worthy to receive the author of life, our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son. Amen.

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

Alma Redemptoris

Gracious Mother of our Redeemer, forever abiding, Queen of heaven and star of ocean,
O pray for your children, who, though falling, strive to rise again.
You, maiden, have borne your holy Creator, to the wonder of all nature;
ever virgin after as before you received that Ave from the mouth of Gabriel;
Intercede for us sinners.

V: He became incarnate from the Virgin Mary.
R: Intercede for us, O Mother of God

Let us pray:
O God, who by the fruitful virginity of blessed Mary bestowed upon us the reward of eternal salvation: Grant, we pray, that we may know the help of her intercession, through whom we have received the author of our salvation, Jesus Christ your Son our Lord. Amen.

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