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The Daily Office for 11/15/2018

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Morning Prayer for Thursday After Proper 27

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The Angelus

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Angelus

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Confession of Sin

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Invitatory and Psalter

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

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

Worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness: O come, let us adore him.Worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness: 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.

Worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness: O come, let us adore him.Worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness: 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.

Worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness: O come, let us adore him.Worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness: 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.

Worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness: 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.

Worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness: O come, let us adore him.Worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness: 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.

Worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness: O come, let us adore him.Worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness: Come let us adore him.

Worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness: O come, let us adore him.Worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness: 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.

Worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness: O come, let us adore him.Worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness: 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.

Worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness: O come, let us adore him.Worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness: 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.

Worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness: O come, let us adore him.Worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness: 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.

Worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness: O come, let us adore him.Worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness: 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.

Worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness: O come, let us adore him.Worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness: 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

Thy loving-kindness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life

Psalm 23. Dominus regit me.

  THE LORD is my shepherd; *
therefore can I lack nothing.
   He shall feed me in a green pasture, *
and lead me forth beside the waters of comfort.
   He shall convert my soul, *
and bring me forth in the paths of righteousness for his Name's sake.
   Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; *
for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff comfort me.
   Thou shalt prepare a table before me in the presence of them that trouble me; *
thou hast anointed my head with oil, and my cup shall be full.
   Surely thy loving-kindness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; *
and I will dwell in the house of the LORD 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.

Thy loving-kindness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life

I believe verily to see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living.

Psalm 27. Dominus illuminatio.

  THE LORD is my light and my salvation; whom then shall I fear? *
the LORD is the strength of my life; of whom then shall I be afraid?
   When the wicked, even mine enemies and my foes, came upon me to eat up my flesh, *
they stumbled and fell.
   Though an host of men were laid against me, yet shall not my heart be afraid; *
and though there rose up war against me, yet will I put my trust in him.
   One thing have I desired of the LORD, which I will require; *
even that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to behold the fair beauty of the LORD, and to visit his temple.
   For in the time of trouble he shall hide me in his tabernacle; *
yea, in the secret place of his dwelling shall he hide me, and set me up upon a rock of stone.
   And now shall he lift up mine head *
above mine enemies round about me.
   Therefore will I offer in his dwelling an oblation, with great gladness: *
I will sing and speak praises unto the LORD.
   Hearken unto my voice, O LORD, when I cry unto thee; *
have mercy upon me, and hear me.
   My heart hath talked of thee, Seek ye my face: *
Thy face, LORD, will I seek.
10    O hide not thou thy face from me, *
nor cast thy servant away in displeasure.
11    Thou hast been my succour; *
leave me not, neither forsake me, O God of my salvation.
12    When my father and my mother forsake me, *
the LORD taketh me up.
13    Teach me thy way, O LORD, *
and lead me in the right way, because of mine enemies.
14    Deliver me not over into the will of mine adversaries: *
for there are false witnesses risen up against me, and such as speak wrong.
15    I should utterly have fainted, *
but that I believe verily to see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living.
16    O tarry thou the LORD's leisure; *
be strong, and he shall comfort thine heart; and put thou thy trust in 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.

I believe verily to see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living.

They shall know that thou art only the most Highest over all the earth.

Psalm 83. Deus, quis similis?

  HOLD not thy tongue, O God, keep not still silence: *
refrain not thyself, O God.
   For lo, thine enemies make a murmuring; *
and they that hate thee have lift up their head.
   They have imagined craftily against thy people, *
and taken counsel against thy secret ones.
   They have said, Come, and let us root them out, that they be no more a people, *
and that the name of Israel may be no more in remembrance.
   For they have cast their heads together with one consent, *
and are confederate against thee:
   The tabernacles of the Edomites, and the Ishmaelites; *
the Moabites, and Hagarenes;
   Gebal, and Ammon, and Amalek; *
the Philistines, with them that dwell at Tyre.
   Assyria also is joined with them; *
they have holpen the children of Lot.
   But do thou to them as unto the Midianites; *
unto Sisera, and unto Jabin at the brook of Kishon;
10    Who perished at Endor, *
and became as the dung of the earth.
11    Make them and their princes like Oreb and Zeeb; *
yea, make all their princes like as Zebah and Zalmunna;
12    Who say, Let us take to ourselves *
the houses of God in possession.
13    O my God, make them like unto the whirling dust, *
and as the stubble before the wind;
14    Like as the fire that burneth up the forest, *
and as the flame that consumeth the mountains;
15    Pursue them even so with thy tempest, *
and make them afraid with thy storm.
16    Make their faces ashamed, O LORD, *
that they may seek thy Name.
17    Let them be confounded and vexed ever more and more; *
let them be put to shame, and perish.
18    And they shall know that thou, whose Name is JEHOVAH, *
art only the Most Highest over all the earth.

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.

They shall know that thou art only the most Highest over all the earth.

Surely your goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life.

Psalm 23 Dominus regit me

  The LORD is my shepherd; *
I shall not be in want.
  He makes me lie down in green pastures *
and leads me beside still waters.
  He revives my soul *
and guides me along right pathways for his Name's sake.
  Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I shall fear no evil; *
for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.
  You spread a table before me in the presence of those who trouble me; *
you have anointed my head with oil, and my cup is running over.
  Surely your goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, *
and I will dwell in the house of the LORD 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.

Surely your goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life.

What if I had not believed that I should see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living!

Psalm 27 Dominus illuminatio

  The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom then shall I fear? *
the LORD is the strength of my life; of whom then shall I be afraid?
  When evildoers came upon me to eat up my flesh, *
it was they, my foes and my adversaries, who stumbled and fell.
  Though an army should encamp against me, *
yet my heart shall not be afraid;
  And though war should rise up against me, *
yet will I put my trust in him.
  One thing have I asked of the LORD; one thing I seek; *
that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life;
  To behold the fair beauty of the LORD *
and to seek him in his temple.
  For in the day of trouble he shall keep me safe in his shelter; *
he shall hide me in the secrecy of his dwelling and set me high upon a rock.
  Even now he lifts up my head *
above my enemies round about me.
  Therefore I will offer in his dwelling an oblation with sounds of great gladness; *
I will sing and make music to the LORD.
10   Hearken to my voice, O LORD, when I call; *
have mercy on me and answer me.
11   You speak in my heart and say, "Seek my face." *
Your face, LORD, will I seek.
12   Hide not your face from me, *
nor turn away your servant in displeasure.
13   You have been my helper; cast me not away; *
do not forsake me, O God of my salvation.
14   Though my father and my mother forsake me, *
the LORD will sustain me.
15   Show me your way, O LORD; *
lead me on a level path, because of my enemies.
16   Deliver me not into the hand of my adversaries, *
for false witnesses have risen up against me, and also those who speak malice.
17   What if I had not believed that I should see the goodness of the LORD *
in the land of the living!
18   O tarry and await the LORD'S pleasure; be strong, and he shall comfort your heart; *
wait patiently for 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.

What if I had not believed that I should see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living!

Let them know that you alone are the Most High over all the earth.

Psalm 83 Deus, quis similis?

  O God, do not be silent; *
do not keep still nor hold your peace, O God;
  For your enemies are in tumult, *
and those who hate you have lifted up their heads.
  They take secret counsel against your people *
and plot against those whom you protect.
  They have said, "Come, let us wipe them out from among the nations; *
let the name of Israel be remembered no more."
  They have conspired together; *
they have made an alliance against you:
  The tents of Edom and the Ishmaelites; *
the Moabites and the Hagarenes;
  Gebal, and Ammon, and Amalek; *
the Philistines and those who dwell in Tyre.
  The Assyrians also have joined them, *
and have come to help the people of Lot.
  Do to them as you did to Midian, *
to Sisera, and to Jabin at the river of Kishon:
10   They were destroyed at Endor; *
they became like dung upon the ground.
11   Make their leaders like Oreb and Zeëb, *
and all their commanders like Zebah and Zalmunna,
12   Who said, "Let us take for ourselves *
the fields of God as our possession."
13   O my God, make them like whirling dust *
and like chaff before the wind;
14   Like fire that burns down a forest, *
like the flame that sets mountains ablaze.
15   Drive them with your tempest *
and terrify them with your storm;
16   Cover their faces with shame, O LORD, *
that they may seek your Name.
17   Let them be disgraced and terrified for ever; *
let them be put to confusion and perish.
18   Let them know that you, whose Name is YAHWEH, *
you alone are the Most High over all the earth.

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 them know that you alone are the Most High over all the earth.

But I will talk of the God of Jacob and praise him for ever.

Psalm 75. Confitebimur tibi.

  UNTO thee, O God, do we give thanks; *
yea, unto thee do we give thanks.
   Thy Name also is so nigh; *
and that do thy wondrous works declare.
   In the appointed time, saith God, *
I shall judge according unto right.
   The earth is weak, and all the inhabiters thereof: *
I bear up the pillars of it.
   I said unto the fools, Deal not so madly; *
and to the ungodly, Set not up your horn.
   Set not up your horn on high, *
and speak not with a stiff neck.
   For promotion cometh neither from the east, nor from the west, *
nor yet from the south.
   And why? God is the Judge; *
he putteth down one, and setteth up another.
   For in the hand of the LORD there is a cup, and the wine is red; *
it is full mixt, and he poureth out of the same.
10    As for the dregs thereof, *
all the ungodly of the earth shall drink them, and suck them out.
11    But I will talk of the God of Jacob, *
and praise him for ever.
12    All the horns of the ungodly also will I break, *
and the horns of the righteous shall be exalted.

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

But I will talk of the God of Jacob and praise him for ever.

Psalm 76. Notus in Judaea.

  IN Judah is God known; *
his Name is great in Israel.
   At Salem is his tabernacle, *
and his dwelling in Sion.
   There brake he the arrows of the bow, *
the shield, the sword, and the battle.
   Thou art glorious in might, *
when thou comest from the hills of the robbers.
   The proud are robbed, they have slept their sleep; *
and all the men whose hands were mighty have found nothing.
   At thy rebuke, O God of Jacob, *
both the chariot and horse are fallen.
   Thou, even thou art to be feared; *
and who may stand in thy sight when thou art angry?
   Thou didst cause thy judgment to be heard from heaven; *
the earth trembled, and was still,
   When God arose to judgment, *
and to help all the meek upon earth.
10    The fierceness of man shall turn to thy praise; *
and the fierceness of them shalt thou refrain.
11    Promise unto the LORD your God, and keep it, all ye that are round about him; *
bring presents unto him that ought to be feared.
12    He shall refrain the spirit of princes, *
and is wonderful among the kings of the earth.

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.

God arose to judgement and to help all the meek upon earth.

Psalm 77. Voce mea ad Dominum.

  I WILL cry unto God with my voice; *
even unto God will I cry with my voice, and he shall hearken unto me.
   In the time of my trouble I sought the Lord: *
I stretched forth my hands unto him, and ceased not in the night season; my soul refused comfort.
   When I am in heaviness, I will think upon God; *
when my heart is vexed, I will complain.
   Thou holdest mine eyes waking: *
I am so feeble that I cannot speak.
   I have considered the days of old, *
and the years that are past.
   I call to remembrance my song, *
and in the night I commune with mine own heart, and search out my spirit.
   Will the Lord absent himself for ever? *
and will he be no more intreated?
   Is his mercy clean gone for ever? *
and is his promise come utterly to an end for evermore?
   Hath God forgotten to be gracious? *
and will he shut up his loving-kindness in displeasure?
10    And I said, It is mine own infirmity; *
but I will remember the years of the right hand of the Most Highest.
11    I will remember the works of the LORD, *
and call to mind thy wonders of old time.
12    I will think also of all thy works, *
and my talking shall be of thy doings.
13    Thy way, O God, is holy: *
who is so great a God as our God?
14    Thou art the God that doest wonders, *
and hast declared thy power among the peoples.
15    Thou hast mightily delivered thy people, *
even the sons of Jacob and Joseph.
16    The waters saw thee, O God, the waters saw thee, and were afraid; *
the depths also were troubled.
17    The clouds poured out water, the air thundered, *
and thine arrows went abroad.
18    The voice of thy thunder was heard round about: *
the lightnings shone upon the ground; the earth was moved, and shook withal.
19    Thy way is in the sea, and thy paths in the great waters, *
and thy footsteps are not known.
20    Thou leddest thy people like sheep, *
by the hand of Moses and Aaron.

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.

In the time of my trouble, I sought the LORD.

But I will rejoice for ever; I will sing praises to the God of Jacob.

Psalm 75 Confitebimur tibi

  We give you thanks, O God, we give you thanks, *
calling upon your Name and declaring all your wonderful deeds.
  I will appoint a time, says God; *
I will judge with equity.
  Though the earth and all its inhabitants are quaking, *
I will make its pillars fast.
  I will say to the boasters, 'Boast no more, ' *
and to the wicked, 'Do not toss your horns;
  Do not toss your horns so high, *
nor speak with a proud neck.'"
  For judgment is neither from the east nor from the west, *
nor yet from the wilderness or the mountains.
  It is God who judges; *
he puts down one and lifts up another.
  For in the LORD'S hand there is a cup, full of spiced and foaming wine, which he pours out, *
and all the wicked of the earth shall drink and drain the dregs.
  But I will rejoice for ever; *
I will sing praises to the God of Jacob.
10   He shall break off all the horns of the wicked; *
but the horns of the righteous shall be exalted.

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.

But I will rejoice for ever; I will sing praises to the God of Jacob.

God rose up to judgment and to save all the oppressed of the earth.

Psalm 76 Notus in Judæa

  In Judah is God known; *
his Name is great in Israel.
  At Salem is his tabernacle, *
and his dwelling is in Zion.
  There he broke the flashing arrows, *
the shield, the sword, and the weapons of battle.
  How glorious you are! *
more splendid than the everlasting mountains!
  The strong of heart have been despoiled; they sink into sleep; *
none of the warriors can lift a hand.
  At your rebuke, O God of Jacob, *
both horse and rider lie stunned.
  What terror you inspire! *
who can stand before you when you are angry?
  From heaven you pronounced judgment; *
the earth was afraid and was still;
  When God rose up to judgment *
and to save all the oppressed of the earth.
10   Truly, wrathful Edom will give you thanks, *
and the remnant of Hamath will keep your feasts.
11   Make a vow to the LORD your God and keep it; *
let all around him bring gifts to him who is worthy to be feared.
12   He breaks the spirit of princes, *
and strikes terror in the kings of the earth.

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.

God rose up to judgment and to save all the oppressed of the earth.

In the day of my trouble I sought the Lord.

Psalm 77 Voce mea ad Dominum

  I will cry aloud to God; *
I will cry aloud, and he will hear me.
  In the day of my trouble I sought the Lord; *
my hands were stretched out by night and did not tire; I refused to be comforted.
  I think of God, I am restless, *
I ponder, and my spirit faints.
  You will not let my eyelids close; *
I am troubled and I cannot speak.
  I consider the days of old; *
I remember the years long past;
  I commune with my heart in the night; *
I ponder and search my mind.
  Will the Lord cast me off for ever? *
will he no more show his favor?
  Has his loving-kindness come to an end for ever? *
has his promise failed for evermore?
  Has God forgotten to be gracious? *
has he, in his anger, withheld his compassion?
10   And I said, "My grief is this: *
the right hand of the Most High has lost its power."
11   I will remember the works of the LORD, *
and call to mind your wonders of old time.
12   I will meditate on all your acts *
and ponder your mighty deeds.
13   Your way, O God, is holy; *
who is so great a god as our God?
14   You are the God who works wonders *
and have declared your power among the peoples.
15   By your strength you have redeemed your people, *
the children of Jacob and Joseph.
16   The waters saw you, O God; the waters saw you and trembled; *
the very depths were shaken.
17   The clouds poured out water; the skies thundered; *
your arrows flashed to and fro;
18   The sound of your thunder was in the whirlwind; your lightnings lit up the world; *
the earth trembled and shook.
19   Your way was in the sea, and your paths in the great waters, *
yet your footsteps were not seen.
20   You led your people like a flock *
by the hand of Moses and Aaron.

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.

In the day of my trouble I sought the Lord.

The Lessons

A Reading from Joel 2:21-27

Do not fear, O soil; be glad and rejoice, for the LORD has done great things! Do not fear, you animals of the field, for the pastures of the wilderness are green; the tree bears its fruit, the fig tree and vine give their full yield. O children of Zion, be glad and rejoice in the LORD your God; for he has given the early rain for your vindication, he has poured down for you abundant rain, the early and the later rain, as before. The threshing floors shall be full of grain, the vats shall overflow with wine and oil. I will repay you for the years that the swarming locust has eaten, the hopper, the destroyer, and the cutter, my great army, which I sent against you. You shall eat in plenty and be satisfied, and praise the name of the LORD your God, who has dealt wondrously with you. And my people shall never again be put to shame. You shall know that I am in the midst of Israel, and that I, the LORD, am your God and there is no other. And my people shall never again be put to shame.

Fear not, O land; be glad and rejoice, for the LORD has done great things! Fear not, you beasts of the field, for the pastures of the wilderness are green; the tree bears its fruit, the fig tree and vine give their full yield. Be glad, O sons of Zion, and rejoice in the LORD, your God; for he has given the early rain for your vindication, he has poured down for you abundant rain, the early and the latter rain, as before. "The threshing floors shall be full of grain, the vats shall overflow with wine and oil. I will restore to you the years which the swarming locust has eaten, the hopper, the destroyer, and the cutter, my great army, which I sent among you. "You shall eat in plenty and be satisfied, and praise the name of the LORD your God, who has dealt wondrously with you. And my people shall never again be put to shame. You shall know that I am in the midst of Israel, and that I, the LORD, am your God and there is none else. And my people shall never again be put to shame.

Fear not, O land; be glad and rejoice: for the LORD will do great things. Be not afraid, ye beasts of the field: for the pastures of the wilderness do spring, for the tree beareth her fruit, the fig tree and the vine do yield their strength. Be glad then, ye children of Zion, and rejoice in the LORD your God: for he hath given you the former rain moderately, and he will cause to come down for you the rain, the former rain, and the latter rain in the first month. And the floors shall be full of wheat, and the vats shall overflow with wine and oil. And I will restore to you the years that the locust hath eaten, the cankerworm, and the caterpiller, and the palmerworm, my great army which I sent among you. And ye shall eat in plenty, and be satisfied, and praise the name of the LORD your God, that hath dealt wondrously with you: and my people shall never be ashamed. And ye shall know that I am in the midst of Israel, and that I am the LORD your God, and none else: and my people shall never be ashamed.

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.

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.

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 James 1:1-15

James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, To the twelve tribes in the Dispersion: Greetings. My brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of any kind, consider it nothing but joy, because you know that the testing of your faith produces endurance; and let endurance have its full effect, so that you may be mature and complete, lacking in nothing. If any of you is lacking in wisdom, ask God, who gives to all generously and ungrudgingly, and it will be given you. But ask in faith, never doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, driven and tossed by the wind; for the doubter, being double-minded and unstable in every way, must not expect to receive anything from the Lord. Let the believer who is lowly boast in being raised up, and the rich in being brought low, because the rich will disappear like a flower in the field. For the sun rises with its scorching heat and withers the field; its flower falls, and its beauty perishes. It is the same way with the rich; in the midst of a busy life, they will wither away. Blessed is anyone who endures temptation. Such a one has stood the test and will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him. No one, when tempted, should say, "I am being tempted by God"; for God cannot be tempted by evil and he himself tempts no one. But one is tempted by one's own desire, being lured and enticed by it; then, when that desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin, and that sin, when it is fully grown, gives birth to death.

James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, To the twelve tribes in the Dispersion: Greeting. Count it all joy, my brethren, when you meet various trials, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives to all men generously and without reproaching, and it will be given him. But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind. For that person must not suppose that a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways, will receive anything from the Lord. Let the lowly brother boast in his exaltation, and the rich in his humiliation, because like the flower of the grass he will pass away. For the sun rises with its scorching heat and withers the grass; its flower falls, and its beauty perishes. So will the rich man fade away in the midst of his pursuits. Blessed is the man who endures trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life which God has promised to those who love him. Let no one say when he is tempted, "I am tempted by God"; for God cannot be tempted with evil and he himself tempts no one; but each person is tempted when he is lured and enticed by his own desire. Then desire when it has conceived gives birth to sin; and sin when it is full-grown brings forth death.

James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes which are scattered abroad, greeting. My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing. If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed. For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord. A double minded man is unstable in all his ways. Let the brother of low degree rejoice in that he is exalted: But the rich, in that he is made low: because as the flower of the grass he shall pass away. For the sun is no sooner risen with a burning heat, but it withereth the grass, and the flower thereof falleth, and the grace of the fashion of it perisheth: so also shall the rich man fade away in his ways. Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him. Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man: But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed. Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death.

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Glory be to God Gloria in Excelsis

Glory be to God on high,
and on earth peace, good will towards men.

We praise thee, we bless thee,
we worship thee,
we glorify thee,
we give thanks to thee for thy great glory,
O Lord God, heavenly King, God the Father Almighty.

O Lord, the only-begotten Son, Jesus Christ;
O Lord God, Lamb of God, Son of the Father,
that takest away the sins of the world,
have mercy upon us.
Thou that takest away the sins of the world,
receive our prayer.
Thou that sittest at the right hand of God the Father,
have mercy upon us.

For thou only art holy,
thou only art the Lord,
thou only, O Christ,
with the Holy Ghost,
art most high in the glory of God the Father. Amen.

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Glory to God Gloria in excelsis

Glory to God in the highest,
and peace to his people on earth.

Lord God, heavenly King,
almighty God and Father,
we worship you, we give you thanks,
we praise you for your glory.

Lord Jesus Christ, only Son of the Father,
Lord God, Lamb of God,
you take away the sin of the world:
have mercy on us;
you are seated at the right hand of the Father:
receive our prayer.

For you alone are the Holy One,
you alone are the Lord,
you alone are the Most High,
Jesus Christ,
with the Holy Spirit,
in the glory of God the Father. Amen.

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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.

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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.

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The Apostles’ Creed

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

The Prayers

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

Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy Name,
thy kingdom come,
thy will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory,
for ever and ever. Amen.

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

Suffrages

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

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

The Collect of the Day

O God, whose blessed Son was manifested that he might destroy the works of the devil and make us children of God and heirs of eternal life: Grant us, we beseech thee, that, having this hope, we may purify ourselves even as he is pure; that, when he shall appear again with power and great glory, we may be made like unto him in his eternal and glorious kingdom; where with thee, O Father, and thee, O Holy Ghost, he liveth and reigneth ever, one God, world without end. Amen.

O God, whose blessed Son was manifested that he might destroy the works of the devil and make us children of God and heirs of eternal life: Grant us, we beseech thee, that, having this hope, we may purify ourselves even as he is pure; that, when he shall appear again with power and great glory, we may be made like unto him in his eternal and glorious kingdom; where with thee, O Father, and thee, O Holy Ghost, he liveth and reigneth ever, one God, world without end. Amen.

O God, whose blessed Son was manifested that he might destroy the works of the devil and make us children of God and heirs of eternal life: Grant us, we beseech thee, that, having this hope, we may purify ourselves even as he is pure; that, when he shall appear again with power and great glory, we may be made like unto him in his eternal and glorious kingdom; where with thee, O Father, and thee, O Holy Ghost, he liveth and reigneth ever, one God, world without end. Amen.

O God, whose blessed Son came into the world that he might destroy the works of the devil and make us children of God and heirs of eternal life: Grant that, having this hope, we may purify ourselves as he is pure; that, when he comes again with power and great glory, we may be made like him in his eternal and glorious kingdom; where he lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

O God, whose blessed Son came into the world that he might destroy the works of the devil and make us children of God and heirs of eternal life: Grant that, having this hope, we may purify ourselves as he is pure; that, when he comes again with power and great glory, we may be made like him in his eternal and glorious kingdom; where he lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

O God, whose blessed Son came into the world that he might destroy the works of the devil and make us children of God and heirs of eternal life: Grant that, having this hope, we may purify ourselves as he is pure; that, when he comes again with power and great glory, we may be made like him in his eternal and glorious kingdom; where he lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

A Collect for Guidance

O heavenly Father, in whom we live and move and have our being: We humbly pray thee so to guide and govern us by thy Holy Spirit, that in all the cares and occupations of our life we may not forget thee, but may remember that we are ever walking in thy sight; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

A Collect for Guidance

Heavenly Father, in you we live and move and have our being: We humbly pray you so to guide and govern us by your Holy Spirit, that in all the cares and occupations of our life we may not forget you, but may remember that we are ever walking in your sight; 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.

V. O satisfy us early with thy mercy.
R. That we may rejoice and be glad.
V. O satisfy us early with thy mercy.
R. That we may rejoice and be glad.
V. O satisfy us early with thy mercy.
R. That we may rejoice and be glad.
V. Satisfy us early with your mercy.
R. That we may rejoice and be glad.
V. Satisfy us early with your mercy.
R. That we may rejoice and be glad.
V. Satisfy us early with your mercy.
R. That we may rejoice and be glad.

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

Salve Regina

Hail holy Queen, Mother of mercy, our life, our sweetness,
and our hope.To thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve.
To thee do we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this
valley of tears.Turn then, most gracious Advocate, thine eyes of
mercy toward us. And after this our exile show unto us
the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
O clement
O loving
O sweet Virgin Mary

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

Let us pray:
Almighty, everlasting God, who by the cooperation of the Holy Spirit, didst prepare the body and soul of the glorious Virgin-Mother Mary to become a worthy dwelling for Thy Son; grant that we who rejoice in her commemoration may, by her loving intercession, be delivered from present evils and from the everlasting death. Amen.

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

Salve Regina

Mary, we hail you, Mother and Queen compassionate;
Mary, most humble, great and pure, we hail you.
To you we exiles, children of Eve lift our voices.
To you we sing praises, because by the Spirit, you brought
forth to us the Savior.
Turn now, therefore, O our intercessor, your eyes of pity and lovingkindness upon us sinners.
Then at the last, when our earthly journey has been ended, show us Jesus, the blessed fruit of your womb.
O gentle
O tender
O gracious Virgin Mary

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

Let us pray:
Almighty and everlasting God, who by the overshadowing of the Holy Spirit, prepared the body and soul of the glorious Virgin Mary to become a habitation for your Son: Grant that, as we rejoice in her obedience, we may have the support of her loving intercession, and may be delivered from our present evils and eternal death; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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

Noon Prayer for Thursday After Proper 27

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 Thursday After Proper 27

(Thursday After Proper 27Thursday After Proper 27Thursday After Proper 27)

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

Turn us then, O God our Saviour, and let thine anger cease from us.

Psalm 85. Benedixisti, Domine.

  LORD, thou art become gracious unto thy land; *
thou hast turned away the captivity of Jacob.
   Thou hast forgiven the offence of thy people, *
and covered all their sins.
   Thou hast taken away all thy displeasure, *
and turned thyself from thy wrathful indignation.
   Turn us then, O God our Saviour, *
and let thine anger cease from us.
   Wilt thou be displeased at us for ever? *
and wilt thou stretch out thy wrath from one generation to another?
   Wilt thou not turn again, and quicken us, *
that thy people may rejoice in thee?
   Show us thy mercy, O LORD, *
and grant us thy salvation.
   I will hearken what the LORD God will say; *
for he shall speak peace unto his people, and to his saints, that they turn not again unto foolishness.
   For his salvation is nigh them that fear him; *
that glory may dwell in our land.
10    Mercy and truth are met together: *
righteousness and peace have kissed each other.
11    Truth shall flourish out of the earth, *
and righteousness hath looked down from heaven.
12    Yea, the LORD shall show loving-kindness; *
and our land shall give her increase.
13    Righteousness shall go before him, *
and shall direct his going in the way.

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.

Turn us then, O God our Saviour, and let thine anger cease from us.

Be merciful unto me, O LORD, for I will call daily upon thee. Comfort the soul of thy servant for unto thee, O LORD, do I lift up my soul.

Psalm 86. Inclina, Domine.

  BOW down thine ear, O LORD, and hear me; *
for I am poor, and in misery.
   Preserve thou my soul, for I am holy: *
my God, save thy servant that putteth his trust in thee.
   Be merciful unto me, O Lord; *
for I will call daily upon thee.
   Comfort the soul of thy servant; *
for unto thee, O Lord, do I lift up my soul.
   For thou, Lord, art good and gracious, *
and of great mercy unto all them that call upon thee.
   Give ear, LORD, unto my prayer, *
and ponder the voice of my humble desires.
   In the time of my trouble I will call upon thee; *
for thou hearest me.
   Among the gods there is none like unto thee, O Lord; *
there is not one that can do as thou doest.
   All nations whom thou hast made shall come and worship thee, O Lord; *
and shall glorify thy Name.
10    For thou art great, and doest wondrous things: *
thou art God alone.
11    Teach me thy way, O LORD, and I will walk in thy truth: *
O knit my heart unto thee, that I may fear thy Name.
12    I will thank thee, O Lord my God, with all my heart; *
and will praise thy Name for evermore.
13    For great is thy mercy toward me; *
and thou hast delivered my soul from the nethermost hell.
14    O God, the proud are risen against me; *
and the congregations of violent men have sought after my soul, and have not set thee before their eyes.
15    But thou, O Lord God, art full of compassion and mercy, *
long-suffering, plenteous in goodness and truth.
16    O turn thee then unto me, and have mercy upon me; *
give thy strength unto thy servant, and help the son of thine handmaid.
17    Show some token upon me for good; that they who hate me may see it, and be ashamed, *
because thou, LORD, hast holpen me, and comforted me.

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

Be merciful unto me, O LORD, for I will call daily upon thee. Comfort the soul of thy servant for unto thee, O LORD, do I lift up my soul.

Restore us then, O God our Savior; let your anger depart from us.

Psalm 85 Benedixisti, Domine

  You have been gracious to your land, O LORD, *
you have restored the good fortune of Jacob.
  You have forgiven the iniquity of your people *
and blotted out all their sins.
  You have withdrawn all your fury *
and turned yourself from your wrathful indignation.
  Restore us then, O God our Savior; *
let your anger depart from us.
  Will you be displeased with us for ever? *
will you prolong your anger from age to age?
  Will you not give us life again, *
that your people may rejoice in you?
  Show us your mercy, O LORD, *
and grant us your salvation.
  I will listen to what the LORD God is saying, *
for he is speaking peace to his faithful people and to those who turn their hearts to him.
  Truly, his salvation is very near to those who fear him, *
that his glory may dwell in our land.
10   Mercy and truth have met together; *
righteousness and peace have kissed each other.
11   Truth shall spring up from the earth, *
and righteousness shall look down from heaven.
12   The LORD will indeed grant prosperity, *
and our land will yield its increase.
13   Righteousness shall go before him, *
and peace shall be a pathway for his feet.

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.

Restore us then, O God our Savior; let your anger depart from us.

Be merciful to me, O LORD, for you are my God; I call upon you all the day long. Gladden the soul of your servant, for to you, O LORD, I lift up my soul.

Psalm 86 Inclina, Domine

  Bow down your ear, O LORD, and answer me, *
for I am poor and in misery.
  Keep watch over my life, for I am faithful; *
save your servant who puts his trust in you.
  Be merciful to me, O LORD, for you are my God; *
I call upon you all the day long.
  Gladden the soul of your servant, *
for to you, O LORD, I lift up my soul.
  For you, O LORD, are good and forgiving, *
and great is your love toward all who call upon you.
  Give ear, O LORD, to my prayer, *
and attend to the voice of my supplications.
  In the time of my trouble I will call upon you, *
for you will answer me.
  Among the gods there is none like you, O LORD, *
nor anything like your works.
  All the nations you have made will come and worship you, O LORD, *
and glorify your Name.
10   For you are great; you do wondrous things; *
and you alone are God.
11   Teach me your way, O LORD, and I will walk in your truth; *
knit my heart to you that I may fear your Name.
12   I will thank you, O LORD my God, with all my heart, *
and glorify your Name for evermore.
13   For great is your love toward me; *
you have delivered me from the nethermost Pit.
14   The arrogant rise up against me, O God, and a band of violent men seeks my life; *
they have not set you before their eyes.
15   But you, O LORD, are gracious and full of compassion, *
slow to anger, and full of kindness and truth.
16   Turn to me and have mercy upon me; *
give your strength to your servant; and save the child of your handmaid.
17   Show me a sign of your favor, so that those who hate me may see it and be ashamed; *
because you, O LORD, have helped me and comforted me.

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

Be merciful to me, O LORD, for you are my God; I call upon you all the day long. Gladden the soul of your servant, for to you, O LORD, I lift up my soul.

But I will talk of the God of Jacob and praise him for ever.

Psalm 78. Attendite, popule.

  HEAR my law, O my people; *
incline your ears unto the words of my mouth.
   I will open my mouth in a parable; *
I will declare hard sentences of old;
   Which we have heard and known, *
and such as our fathers have told us;
   That we should not hide them from the children of the generations to come; *
but to show the honour of the LORD, his mighty and wonderful works that he hath done.
   He made a covenant with Jacob, and gave Israel a law, *
which he commanded our forefathers to teach their children;
   That their posterity might know it, *
and the children which were yet unborn;
   To the intent that when they came up, *
they might show their children the same;
   That they might put their trust in God; *
and not to forget the works of God, but to keep his commandments;
   And not to be as their forefathers, a faithless and stubborn generation; *
a generation that set not their heart aright, and whose spirit clave not stedfastly unto God;
10    Like as the children of Ephraim; *
who being harnessed, and carrying bows, turned themselves back in the day of battle.
11    They kept not the covenant of God, *
and would not walk in his law;
12    But forgat what he had done, *
and the wonderful works that he had showed for them.
13    Marvellous things did he in the sight of our fore-fathers, in the land of Egypt, *
even in the field of Zoan.
14    He divided the sea, and let them go through; *
he made the waters to stand on an heap.
15    In the day-time also he led them with a cloud, *
and all the night through with a light of fire.
16    He clave the hard rocks in the wilderness, *
and gave them drink thereof, as it had been out of the great depth.
17    He brought waters out of the stony rock, *
so that it gushed out like the rivers.
18    Yet for all this they sinned more against him, *
and provoked the Most Highest in the wilderness.
19    They tempted God in their hearts, *
and required meat for their lust.
20    They spake against God also, saying, *
Shall God prepare a table in the wilderness?
21    He smote the stony rock indeed, that the water gushed out, and the streams flowed withal; *
but can he give bread also, or provide flesh for his people?
22    When the LORD heard this, he was wroth; *
so the fire was kindled in Jacob, and there came up heavy displeasure against Israel;
23    Because they believed not in God, *
and put not their trust in his help.
24    So he commanded the clouds above, *
and opened the doors of heaven.
25    He rained down manna also upon them for to eat, *
and gave them food from heaven.
26    So man did eat angels' food; *
for he sent them meat enough.
27    He caused the east-wind to blow under heaven; *
and through his power he brought in the southwest-wind.
28    He rained flesh upon them as thick as dust, *
and feathered fowls like as the sand of the sea.
29    He let it fall among their tents, *
even round about their habitation.
30    So they did eat, and were well filled; for he gave them their own desire: *
they were not disappointed of their lust.
31    But while the meat was yet in their mouths, the heavy wrath of God came upon them, and slew the wealthiest of them; *
yea, and smote down the chosen men that were in Israel.
32    But for all this they sinned yet more, *
and believed not his wondrous works.
33    Therefore their days did he consume in vanity, *
and their years in trouble.
34    When he slew them, they sought him, *
and turned them early, and inquired after God.
35    And they remembered that God was their strength, *
and that the High God was their redeemer.
36    Nevertheless, they did but flatter him with their mouth, *
and dissembled with him in their tongue.
37    For their heart was not whole with him, *
neither continued they stedfast in his covenant.
38    But he was so merciful, that he forgave their misdeeds, *
and destroyed them not.
39    Yea, many a time turned he his wrath away, *
and would not suffer his whole displeasure to arise.
40    For he considered that they were but flesh, *
and that they were even a wind that passeth away, and cometh not again.
41    Many a time did they provoke him in the wilderness, *
and grieved him in the desert.
42    They turned back, and tempted God, *
and provoked the Holy One in Israel.
43    They thought not of his hand, *
and of the day when he delivered them from the hand of the enemy;
44    How he had wrought his miracles in Egypt, *
and his wonders in the field of Zoan.
45    He turned their waters into blood, *
so that they might not drink of the rivers.
46    He sent flies among them, and devoured them up; *
and frogs to destroy them.
47    He gave their fruit unto the caterpillar, *
and their labour unto the grasshopper.
48    He destroyed their vines with hailstones, *
and their mulberry-trees with the frost.
49    He smote their cattle also with hailstones, *
and their flocks with hot thunderbolts.
50    He cast upon them the furiousness of his wrath, anger, displeasure, and trouble: *
and sent evil angels among them.
51    He made a way to his indignation, and spared not their soul from death; *
but gave their life over to the pestilence;
52    And smote all the firstborn in Egypt, *
the most principal and mightiest in the dwellings of Ham.
53    But as for his own people, he led them forth like sheep, *
and carried them in the wilderness like a flock.
54    He brought them out safely, that they should not fear, *
and overwhelmed their enemies with the sea.
55    And brought them within the borders of his sanctuary, *
even to this mountain, which he purchased with his right hand.
56    He cast out the heathen also before them, *
caused their land to be divided among them for an heritage, and made the tribes of Israel to dwell in their tents.
57    Yet they tempted and displeased the Most High God, *
and kept not his testimonies.
58    They turned their backs, and fell away like their forefathers; *
starting aside like a broken bow.
59    For they grieved him with their hill-altars, *
and provoked him to displeasure with their images.
60    When God heard this, he was wroth, *
and took sore displeasure at Israel;
61    So that he forsook the tabernacle in Shiloh, *
even the tent that he had pitched among men.
62    He delivered their power into captivity, *
and their beauty into the enemy's hand.
63    He gave his people over also unto the sword, *
and was wroth with his inheritance.
64    The fire consumed their young men, *
and their maidens were not given in marriage.
65    Their priests were slain with the sword, *
and there were no widows to make lamentation.
66    So the Lord awaked as one out of sleep, *
and like a giant refreshed with wine.
67    He drave his enemies backward, *
and put them to a perpetual shame.
68    He refused the tabernacle of Joseph, *
and chose not the tribe of Ephraim;
69    But chose the tribe of Judah, *
even the hill of Sion which he loved.
70    And there he built his temple on high, *
and laid the foundation of it like the ground which he hath made continually.
71    He chose David also his servant, *
and took him away from the sheep-folds:
72    As he was following the ewes with their young he took him, *
that he might feed Jacob his people, and Israel his inheritance.
73    So he fed them with a faithful and true heart, *
and ruled them prudently with all his power.

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

But I will talk of the God of Jacob and praise him for ever.

But I will rejoice for ever; I will sing praises to the God of Jacob.

Psalm 78: Part I Attendite, popule

  Hear my teaching, O my people; *
incline your ears to the words of my mouth.
  I will open my mouth in a parable; *
I will declare the mysteries of ancient times.
  That which we have heard and known, and what our forefathers have told us, *
we will not hide from their children.
  We will recount to generations to come the praiseworthy deeds and the power of the LORD, *
and the wonderful works he has done.
  He gave his decrees to Jacob and established a law for Israel, *
which he commanded them to teach their children;
  That the generations to come might know, and the children yet unborn; *
that they in their turn might tell it to their children;
  So that they might put their trust in God, *
and not forget the deeds of God, but keep his commandments;
  And not be like their forefathers, a stubborn and rebellious generation, *
a generation whose heart was not steadfast, and whose spirit was not faithful to God.
  The people of Ephraim, armed with the bow, *
turned back in the day of battle;
10   They did not keep the covenant of God, *
and refused to walk in his law;
11   They forgot what he had done, *
and the wonders he had shown them.
12   He worked marvels in the sight of their forefathers, *
in the land of Egypt, in the field of Zoan.
13   He split open the sea and let them pass through; *
he made the waters stand up like walls.
14   He led them with a cloud by day, *
and all the night through with a glow of fire.
15   He split the hard rocks in the wilderness *
and gave them drink as from the great deep.
16   He brought streams out of the cliff, *
and the waters gushed out like rivers.
17   But they went on sinning against him, *
rebelling in the desert against the Most High.
18   They tested God in their hearts, *
demanding food for their craving.
19   They railed against God and said, *
"Can God set a table in the wilderness?
20   True, he struck the rock, the waters gushed out, and the gullies overflowed; *
but is he able to give bread or to provide meat for his people?"
21   When the LORD heard this, he was full of wrath; *
a fire was kindled against Jacob, and his anger mounted against Israel;
22   For they had no faith in God, *
nor did they put their trust in his saving power.
23   So he commanded the clouds above *
and opened the doors of heaven.
24   He rained down manna upon them to eat *
and gave them grain from heaven.
25   So mortals ate the bread of angels; *
he provided for them food enough.
26   He caused the east wind to blow in the heavens *
and led out the south wind by his might.
27   He rained down flesh upon them like dust *
and wingéd birds like the sand of the sea.
28   He let it fall in the midst of their camp *
and round about their dwellings.
29   So they ate and were well filled, *
for he gave them what they craved.
30   But they did not stop their craving, *
though the food was still in their mouths.
31   So God's anger mounted against them; *
he slew their strongest men and laid low the youth of Israel.
32   In spite of all this, they went on sinning *
and had no faith in his wonderful works.
33   So he brought their days to an end like a breath *
and their years in sudden terror.
34   Whenever he slew them, they would seek him, *
and repent, and diligently search for God.
35   They would remember that God was their rock, *
and the Most High God their redeemer.
36   But they flattered him with their mouths *
and lied to him with their tongues.
37   Their heart was not steadfast toward him, *
and they were not faithful to his covenant.
38   But he was so merciful that he forgave their sins and did not destroy them; *
many times he held back his anger and did not permit his wrath to be roused.
39   For he remembered that they were but flesh, *
a breath that goes forth and does not return.

Psalm 78: Part II Quoties exacerbaverunt
40   How often the people disobeyed him in the wilderness *
and offended him in the desert!
41   Again and again they tempted God *
and provoked the Holy One of Israel.
42   They did not remember his power *
in the day when he ransomed them from the enemy;
43   How he wrought his signs in Egypt *
and his omens in the field of Zoan.
44   He turned their rivers into blood, *
so that they could not drink of their streams.
45   He sent swarms of flies among them, which ate them up, *
and frogs, which destroyed them.
46   He gave their crops to the caterpillar, *
the fruit of their toil to the locust.
47   He killed their vines with hail *
and their sycamores with frost.
48   He delivered their cattle to hailstones *
and their livestock to hot thunderbolts.
49   He poured out upon them his blazing anger: *
fury, indignation, and distress, a troop of destroying angels.
50   He gave full rein to his anger; he did not spare their souls from death; *
but delivered their lives to the plague.
51   He struck down all the firstborn of Egypt, *
the flower of manhood in the dwellings of Ham.
52   He led out his people like sheep *
and guided them in the wilderness like a flock.
53   He led them to safety, and they were not afraid; *
but the sea overwhelmed their enemies.
54   He brought them to his holy land, *
the mountain his right hand had won.
55   He drove out the Canaanites before them and apportioned an inheritance to them by lot; *
he made the tribes of Israel to dwell in their tents.
56   But they tested the Most High God, and defied him, *
and did not keep his commandments.
57   They turned away and were disloyal like their fathers; *
they were undependable like a warped bow.
58   They grieved him with their hill-altars *
they provoked his displeasure with their idols.
59   When God heard this, he was angry *
and utterly rejected Israel.
60   He forsook the shrine at Shiloh, *
the tabernacle where he had lived among his people.
61   He delivered the ark into captivity, *
his glory into the adversary's hand.
62   He gave his people to the sword *
and was angered against his inheritance.
63   The fire consumed their young men; *
there were no wedding songs for their maidens.
64   Their priests fell by the sword, *
and their widows made no lamentation.
65   Then the LORD woke as though from sleep, *
like a warrior refreshed with wine.
66   He struck his enemies on the backside *
and put them to perpetual shame.
67   He rejected the tent of Joseph *
and did not choose the tribe of Ephraim;
68   He chose instead the tribe of Judah *
and Mount Zion, which he loved.
69   He built his sanctuary like the heights of heaven, *
like the earth which he founded for ever.
70   He chose David his servant, *
and took him away from the sheepfolds.
71   He brought him from following the ewes, *
to be a shepherd over Jacob his people and over Israel his inheritance.
72   So he shepherded them with a faithful and true heart *
and guided them with the skillfulness of his hands.

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.

But I will rejoice for ever; I will sing praises to the God of Jacob.

The Lessons [One Evening ReadingTwo Evening Readings]

A Reading from 1 Maccabees 1:1-28

After Alexander son of Philip, the Macedonian, who came from the land of Kittim, had defeated King Darius of the Persians and the Medes, he succeeded him as king. (He had previously become king of Greece.) He fought many battles, conquered strongholds, and put to death the kings of the earth. He advanced to the ends of the earth, and plundered many nations. When the earth became quiet before him, he was exalted, and his heart was lifted up. He gathered a very strong army and ruled over countries, nations, and princes, and they became tributary to him. After this he fell sick and perceived that he was dying. So he summoned his most honored officers, who had been brought up with him from youth, and divided his kingdom among them while he was still alive. And after Alexander had reigned twelve years, he died. Then his officers began to rule, each in his own place. They all put on crowns after his death, and so did their descendants after them for many years; and they caused many evils on the earth. From them came forth a sinful root, Antiochus Epiphanes, son of King Antiochus; he had been a hostage in Rome. He began to reign in the one hundred thirty-seventh year of the kingdom of the Greeks. In those days certain renegades came out from Israel and misled many, saying, "Let us go and make a covenant with the Gentiles around us, for since we separated from them many disasters have come upon us." This proposal pleased them, and some of the people eagerly went to the king, who authorized them to observe the ordinances of the Gentiles. So they built a gymnasium in Jerusalem, according to Gentile custom, and removed the marks of circumcision, and abandoned the holy covenant. They joined with the Gentiles and sold themselves to do evil. When Antiochus saw that his kingdom was established, he determined to become king of the land of Egypt, in order that he might reign over both kingdoms. So he invaded Egypt with a strong force, with chariots and elephants and cavalry and with a large fleet. He engaged King Ptolemy of Egypt in battle, and Ptolemy turned and fled before him, and many were wounded and fell. They captured the fortified cities in the land of Egypt, and he plundered the land of Egypt. After subduing Egypt, Antiochus returned in the one hundred forty-third year. He went up against Israel and came to Jerusalem with a strong force. He arrogantly entered the sanctuary and took the golden altar, the lampstand for the light, and all its utensils. He took also the table for the bread of the Presence, the cups for drink offerings, the bowls, the golden censers, the curtain, the crowns, and the gold decoration on the front of the temple; he stripped it all off. He took the silver and the gold, and the costly vessels; he took also the hidden treasures that he found. Taking them all, he went into his own land. He shed much blood, and spoke with great arrogance. Israel mourned deeply in every community, rulers and elders groaned, young women and young men became faint, the beauty of the women faded. Every bridegroom took up the lament; she who sat in the bridal chamber was mourning. Even the land trembled for its inhabitants, and all the house of Jacob was clothed with shame.

After Alexander son of Philip, the Macedonian, who came from the land of Kittim, had defeated Darius, king of the Persians and the Medes, he succeeded him as king. (He had previously become king of Greece.) He fought many battles, conquered strongholds, and put to death the kings of the earth. He advanced to the ends of the earth, and plundered many nations. When the earth became quiet before him, he was exalted, and his heart was lifted up. He gathered a very strong army and ruled over countries, nations, and princes, and they became tributary to him. After this he fell sick and perceived that he was dying. So he summoned his most honored officers, who had been brought up with him from youth, and divided his kingdom among them while he was still alive. And after Alexander had reigned twelve years, he died. Then his officers began to rule, each in his own place. They all put on crowns after his death, and so did their sons after them for many years; and they caused many evils on the earth. From them came forth a sinful root, Antiochus Epiphanes, son of Antiochus the king; he had been a hostage in Rome. He began to reign in the one hundred and thirty-seventh year of the kingdom of the Greeks. In those days lawless men came forth from Israel, and misled many, saying, "Let us go and make a covenant with the Gentiles round about us, for since we separated from them many evils have come upon us." This proposal pleased them, and some of the people eagerly went to the king. He authorized them to observe the ordinances of the Gentiles. So they built a gymnasium in Jerusalem, according to Gentile custom, and removed the marks of circumcision, and abandoned the holy covenant. They joined with the Gentiles and sold themselves to do evil. When Antiochus saw that his kingdom was established, he determined to become king of the land of Egypt, that he might reign over both kingdoms. So he invaded Egypt with a strong force, with chariots and elephants and cavalry and with a large fleet. He engaged Ptolemy king of Egypt in battle, and Ptolemy turned and fled before him, and many were wounded and fell. And they captured the fortified cities in the land of Egypt, and he plundered the land of Egypt. After subduing Egypt, Antiochus returned in the one hundred and forty-third year. He went up against Israel and came to Jerusalem with a strong force. He arrogantly entered the sanctuary and took the golden altar, the lampstand for the light, and all its utensils. He took also the table for the bread of the Presence, the cups for drink offerings, the bowls, the golden censers, the curtain, the crowns, and the gold decoration on the front of the temple; he stripped it all off. He took the silver and the gold, and the costly vessels; he took also the hidden treasures which he found. Taking them all, he departed to his own land. He committed deeds of murder, and spoke with great arrogance. Israel mourned deeply in every community, rulers and elders groaned, maidens and young men became faint, the beauty of women faded. Every bridegroom took up the lament; she who sat in the bridal chamber was mourning. Even the land shook for its inhabitants, and all the house of Jacob was clothed with shame.

And it happened, after that Alexander son of Philip, the Macedonian, who came out of the land of Chettim, had smitten Darius king of the Persians and Medes, that he reigned in his stead, the first over Greece, And made many wars, and won many strong holds, and slew the kings of the earth, And went through to the ends of the earth, and took spoils of many nations, insomuch that the earth was quiet before him; whereupon he was exalted and his heart was lifted up. And he gathered a mighty strong host and ruled over countries, and nations, and kings, who became tributaries unto him. And after these things he fell sick, and perceived that he should die. Wherefore he called his servants, such as were honourable, and had been brought up with him from his youth, and parted his kingdom among them, while he was yet alive. So Alexander reigned twelves years, and then died. And his servants bare rule every one in his place. And after his death they all put crowns upon themselves; so did their sons after them many years: and evils were multiplied in the earth. And there came out of them a wicked root Antiochus surnamed Epiphanes, son of Antiochus the king, who had been an hostage at Rome, and he reigned in the hundred and thirty and seventh year of the kingdom of the Greeks. In those days went there out of Israel wicked men, who persuaded many, saying, Let us go and make a covenant with the heathen that are round about us: for since we departed from them we have had much sorrow. So this device pleased them well. Then certain of the people were so forward herein, that they went to the king, who gave them licence to do after the ordinances of the heathen: Whereupon they built a place of exercise at Jerusalem according to the customs of the heathen: And made themselves uncircumcised, and forsook the holy covenant, and joined themselves to the heathen, and were sold to do mischief. Now when the kingdom was established before Antiochus, he thought to reign over Egypt that he might have the dominion of two realms. Wherefore he entered into Egypt with a great multitude, with chariots, and elephants, and horsemen, and a great navy, And made war against Ptolemee king of Egypt: but Ptolemee was afraid of him, and fled; and many were wounded to death. Thus they got the strong cities in the land of Egypt and he took the spoils thereof. And after that Antiochus had smitten Egypt, he returned again in the hundred forty and third year, and went up against Israel and Jerusalem with a great multitude, And entered proudly into the sanctuary, and took away the golden altar, and the candlestick of light, and all the vessels thereof, And the table of the shewbread, and the pouring vessels, and the vials, and the censers of gold, and the veil, and the crown, and the golden ornaments that were before the temple, all which he pulled off. He took also the silver and the gold, and the precious vessels: also he took the hidden treasures which he found. And when he had taken all away, he went into his own land, having made a great massacre, and spoken very proudly. Therefore there was a great mourning in Israel, in every place where they were; So that the princes and elders mourned, the virgins and young men were made feeble, and the beauty of women was changed. Every bridegroom took up lamentation, and she that sat in the marriage chamber was in heaviness, The land also was moved for the inhabitants thereof, and all the house of Jacob was covered with confusion.

Many rich people put in large sums, but a poor widow came and put in two small copper coins.Many rich people put in large sums, but a poor widow came and put in two small copper coins.Many rich people put in large sums, but a poor widow came and put in two small copper coins.

The Third Song of Isaiah Surge, illuminare
Isaiah 60:1-3, 11a, 14c, 18-19

Arise, shine, for thy light is come, *
and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee.
For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth; *
and gross darkness the people:
But the Lord shall arise upon thee, *
and his glory shall be seen upon thee.
And the Gentiles shall come to thy light, *
and kings to the brightness of thy rising.
Therefore thy gates shall be open continually; *
they shall not be shut day nor night.
They shall call thee, The City of the Lord, *
The Zion of the Holy One of Israel.
Violence shall no more be heard in thy land, *
wasting nor destruction within thy borders.
But thou shalt call thy walls, Salvation, *
and thy gates Praise.
The sun shall no more be thy light by day; *
neither for brightness shall the moon give light unto thee:
But the Lord shall be unto thee an everlasting light, *
and thy God thy glory.

Many rich people put in large sums, but a poor widow came and put in two small copper coins.Many rich people put in large sums, but a poor widow came and put in two small copper coins.Many rich people put in large sums, but a poor widow came and put in two small copper coins.

Many rich people put in large sums, but a poor widow came and put in two small copper coins.Many rich people put in large sums, but a poor widow came and put in two small copper coins.Many rich people put in large sums, but a poor widow came and put in two small copper coins.

The Third Song of Isaiah Surge, illuminare
Isaiah 60:1-3, 11a, 14c, 18-19

Arise, shine, for your light has come, *
and the glory of the Lord has dawned upon you.
For behold, darkness covers the land; *
deep gloom enshrouds the peoples.
But over you the Lord will rise, *
and his glory will appear upon you.
Nations will stream to your light, *
and kings to the brightness of your dawning.
Your gates will always be open; *
by day or night they will never be shut.
They will call you, The City of the Lord, *
The Zion of the Holy One of Israel.
Violence will no more be heard in your land, *
ruin or destruction within your borders.
You will call your walls, Salvation, *
and all your portals, Praise.
The sun will no more be your light by day; *
by night you will not need the brightness of the moon.
The Lord will be your everlasting light, *
and your God will be your glory.

Many rich people put in large sums, but a poor widow came and put in two small copper coins.Many rich people put in large sums, but a poor widow came and put in two small copper coins.Many rich people put in large sums, but a poor widow came and put in two small copper coins.

Many rich people put in large sums, but a poor widow came and put in two small copper coins.Many rich people put in large sums, but a poor widow came and put in two small copper coins.Many rich people put in large sums, but a poor widow came and put in two small copper coins.

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.

Many rich people put in large sums, but a poor widow came and put in two small copper coins.Many rich people put in large sums, but a poor widow came and put in two small copper coins.Many rich people put in large sums, but a poor widow came and put in two small copper coins.

Many rich people put in large sums, but a poor widow came and put in two small copper coins.Many rich people put in large sums, but a poor widow came and put in two small copper coins.Many rich people put in large sums, but a poor widow came and put in two small copper coins.

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.

Many rich people put in large sums, but a poor widow came and put in two small copper coins.Many rich people put in large sums, but a poor widow came and put in two small copper coins.Many rich people put in large sums, but a poor widow came and put in two small copper coins.

A Reading from Luke 15:1-2, 15:11-32

Now all the tax collectors and sinners were coming near to listen to him. And the Pharisees and the scribes were grumbling and saying, "This fellow welcomes sinners and eats with them." Then Jesus said, "There was a man who had two sons. The younger of them said to his father, 'Father, give me the share of the property that will belong to me.' So he divided his property between them. A few days later the younger son gathered all he had and traveled to a distant country, and there he squandered his property in dissolute living. When he had spent everything, a severe famine took place throughout that country, and he began to be in need. So he went and hired himself out to one of the citizens of that country, who sent him to his fields to feed the pigs. He would gladly have filled himself with the pods that the pigs were eating; and no one gave him anything. But when he came to himself he said, 'How many of my father's hired hands have bread enough and to spare, but here I am dying of hunger! I will get up and go to my father, and I will say to him, "Father, I have sinned against heaven and before you; I am no longer worthy to be called your son; treat me like one of your hired hands."' So he set off and went to his father. But while he was still far off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion; he ran and put his arms around him and kissed him. Then the son said to him, 'Father, I have sinned against heaven and before you; I am no longer worthy to be called your son.' But the father said to his slaves, 'Quickly, bring out a robe-- the best one-- and put it on him; put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet. And get the fatted calf and kill it, and let us eat and celebrate; for this son of mine was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found!' And they began to celebrate. "Now his elder son was in the field; and when he came and approached the house, he heard music and dancing. He called one of the slaves and asked what was going on. He replied, 'Your brother has come, and your father has killed the fatted calf, because he has got him back safe and sound.' Then he became angry and refused to go in. His father came out and began to plead with him. But he answered his father, 'Listen! For all these years I have been working like a slave for you, and I have never disobeyed your command; yet you have never given me even a young goat so that I might celebrate with my friends. But when this son of yours came back, who has devoured your property with prostitutes, you killed the fatted calf for him!' Then the father said to him, 'Son, you are always with me, and all that is mine is yours. But we had to celebrate and rejoice, because this brother of yours was dead and has come to life; he was lost and has been found.'"

Now the tax collectors and sinners were all drawing near to hear him. And the Pharisees and the scribes murmured, saying, "This man receives sinners and eats with them." And he said, "There was a man who had two sons; and the younger of them said to his father, `Father, give me the share of property that falls to me.' And he divided his living between them. Not many days later, the younger son gathered all he had and took his journey into a far country, and there he squandered his property in loose living. And when he had spent everything, a great famine arose in that country, and he began to be in want. So he went and joined himself to one of the citizens of that country, who sent him into his fields to feed swine. And he would gladly have fed on the pods that the swine ate; and no one gave him anything. But when he came to himself he said, `How many of my father's hired servants have bread enough and to spare, but I perish here with hunger! I will arise and go to my father, and I will say to him, "Father, I have sinned against heaven and before you; I am no longer worthy to be called your son; treat me as one of your hired servants."' And he arose and came to his father. But while he was yet at a distance, his father saw him and had compassion, and ran and embraced him and kissed him. And the son said to him, `Father, I have sinned against heaven and before you; I am no longer worthy to be called your son.' But the father said to his servants, `Bring quickly the best robe, and put it on him; and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet; and bring the fatted calf and kill it, and let us eat and make merry; for this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found.' And they began to make merry. "Now his elder son was in the field; and as he came and drew near to the house, he heard music and dancing. And he called one of the servants and asked what this meant. And he said to him, `Your brother has come, and your father has killed the fatted calf, because he has received him safe and sound.' But he was angry and refused to go in. His father came out and entreated him, but he answered his father, `Lo, these many years I have served you, and I never disobeyed your command; yet you never gave me a kid, that I might make merry with my friends. But when this son of yours came, who has devoured your living with harlots, you killed for him the fatted calf!' And he said to him, `Son, you are always with me, and all that is mine is yours. It was fitting to make merry and be glad, for this your brother was dead, and is alive; he was lost, and is found.'"

Then drew near unto him all the publicans and sinners for to hear him. And the Pharisees and scribes murmured, saying, This man receiveth sinners, and eateth with them. And he said, A certain man had two sons: And the younger of them said to his father, Father, give me the portion of goods that falleth to me. And he divided unto them his living. And not many days after the younger son gathered all together, and took his journey into a far country, and there wasted his substance with riotous living. And when he had spent all, there arose a mighty famine in that land; and he began to be in want. And he went and joined himself to a citizen of that country; and he sent him into his fields to feed swine. And he would fain have filled his belly with the husks that the swine did eat: and no man gave unto him. And when he came to himself, he said, How many hired servants of my father's have bread enough and to spare, and I perish with hunger! I will arise and go to my father, and will say unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and before thee, And am no more worthy to be called thy son: make me as one of thy hired servants. And he arose, and came to his father. But when he was yet a great way off, his father saw him, and had compassion, and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him. And the son said unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and in thy sight, and am no more worthy to be called thy son. But the father said to his servants, Bring forth the best robe, and put it on him; and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet: And bring hither the fatted calf, and kill it; and let us eat, and be merry: For this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found. And they began to be merry. Now his elder son was in the field: and as he came and drew nigh to the house, he heard musick and dancing. And he called one of the servants, and asked what these things meant. And he said unto him, Thy brother is come; and thy father hath killed the fatted calf, because he hath received him safe and sound. And he was angry, and would not go in: therefore came his father out, and intreated him. And he answering said to his father, Lo, these many years do I serve thee, neither transgressed I at any time thy commandment: and yet thou never gavest me a kid, that I might make merry with my friends: But as soon as this thy son was come, which hath devoured thy living with harlots, thou hast killed for him the fatted calf. And he said unto him, Son, thou art ever with me, and all that I have is thine. It was meet that we should make merry, and be glad: for this thy brother was dead, and is alive again; and was lost, and is found.

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.

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.

Many rich people put in large sums, but a poor widow came and put in two small copper coins.Many rich people put in large sums, but a poor widow came and put in two small copper coins.Many rich people put in large sums, but a poor widow came and put in two small copper coins.

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.

Many rich people put in large sums, but a poor widow came and put in two small copper coins.Many rich people put in large sums, but a poor widow came and put in two small copper coins.Many rich people put in large sums, but a poor widow came and put in two small copper coins.

Many rich people put in large sums, but a poor widow came and put in two small copper coins.Many rich people put in large sums, but a poor widow came and put in two small copper coins.Many rich people put in large sums, but a poor widow came and put in two small copper coins.

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.

Many rich people put in large sums, but a poor widow came and put in two small copper coins.Many rich people put in large sums, but a poor widow came and put in two small copper coins.Many rich people put in large sums, but a poor widow came and put in two small copper coins.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Prayers

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

Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy Name,
thy kingdom come,
thy will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory,
for ever and ever. Amen.

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

Suffrages

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Collect of the Day

O God, whose blessed Son was manifested that he might destroy the works of the devil and make us children of God and heirs of eternal life: Grant us, we beseech thee, that, having this hope, we may purify ourselves even as he is pure; that, when he shall appear again with power and great glory, we may be made like unto him in his eternal and glorious kingdom; where with thee, O Father, and thee, O Holy Ghost, he liveth and reigneth ever, one God, world without end. Amen.

O God, whose blessed Son was manifested that he might destroy the works of the devil and make us children of God and heirs of eternal life: Grant us, we beseech thee, that, having this hope, we may purify ourselves even as he is pure; that, when he shall appear again with power and great glory, we may be made like unto him in his eternal and glorious kingdom; where with thee, O Father, and thee, O Holy Ghost, he liveth and reigneth ever, one God, world without end. Amen.

O God, whose blessed Son was manifested that he might destroy the works of the devil and make us children of God and heirs of eternal life: Grant us, we beseech thee, that, having this hope, we may purify ourselves even as he is pure; that, when he shall appear again with power and great glory, we may be made like unto him in his eternal and glorious kingdom; where with thee, O Father, and thee, O Holy Ghost, he liveth and reigneth ever, one God, world without end. Amen.

O God, whose blessed Son came into the world that he might destroy the works of the devil and make us children of God and heirs of eternal life: Grant that, having this hope, we may purify ourselves as he is pure; that, when he comes again with power and great glory, we may be made like him in his eternal and glorious kingdom; where he lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

O God, whose blessed Son came into the world that he might destroy the works of the devil and make us children of God and heirs of eternal life: Grant that, having this hope, we may purify ourselves as he is pure; that, when he comes again with power and great glory, we may be made like him in his eternal and glorious kingdom; where he lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

O God, whose blessed Son came into the world that he might destroy the works of the devil and make us children of God and heirs of eternal life: Grant that, having this hope, we may purify ourselves as he is pure; that, when he comes again with power and great glory, we may be made like him in his eternal and glorious kingdom; where he lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

A Collect for the Presence of Christ

Lord Jesus, stay with us, for evening is at hand and the day is past; be our companion in the way, kindle our hearts, and awaken hope, that we may know thee as thou art revealed in Scripture and the breaking of bread. Grant this for the sake of thy love. Amen.

A Collect for the Presence of Christ

Lord Jesus, stay with us, for evening is at hand and the day is past; be our companion in the way, kindle our hearts, and awaken hope, that we may know you as you are revealed in Scripture and the breaking of bread. Grant this for the sake of your love. 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.

V. O satisfy us early with thy mercy.
R. That we may rejoice and be glad.

V. O satisfy us early with thy mercy.
R. That we may rejoice and be glad.

V. Satisfy us early with your mercy.
R. That we may rejoice and be glad.

V. Satisfy us early with your mercy.
R. That we may rejoice and be glad.

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 Thursday After Proper 27

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.

Salve Regina

Hail holy Queen, Mother of mercy, our life, our sweetness,
and our hope.To thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve.
To thee do we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this
valley of tears.Turn then, most gracious Advocate, thine eyes of
mercy toward us. And after this our exile show unto us
the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
O clement
O loving
O sweet Virgin Mary

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

Let us pray:
Almighty, everlasting God, who by the cooperation of the Holy Spirit, didst prepare the body and soul of the glorious Virgin-Mother Mary to become a worthy dwelling for Thy Son; grant that we who rejoice in her commemoration may, by her loving intercession, be delivered from present evils and from the everlasting death. Amen.

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

Salve Regina

Mary, we hail you, Mother and Queen compassionate;
Mary, most humble, great and pure, we hail you.
To you we exiles, children of Eve lift our voices.
To you we sing praises, because by the Spirit, you brought
forth to us the Savior.
Turn now, therefore, O our intercessor, your eyes of pity and lovingkindness upon us sinners.
Then at the last, when our earthly journey has been ended, show us Jesus, the blessed fruit of your womb.
O gentle
O tender
O gracious Virgin Mary

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

Let us pray:
Almighty and everlasting God, who by the overshadowing of the Holy Spirit, prepared the body and soul of the glorious Virgin Mary to become a habitation for your Son: Grant that, as we rejoice in her obedience, we may have the support of her loving intercession, and may be delivered from our present evils and eternal death; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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