A Western Rite Orthodox Daily Office for 11/18/2019

(1928 BCP, 1892 Psalter, elements from Anglican Breviary)0T2120x

Evening Prayer for The Dedication of the Basilicas of Peter and Paul, apostles;

Monday after the 21st Sunday after Trinity

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Opening Sentence

Opening Versicles & Invitatory

℣. O Lord, open thou our lips.
℟. And our mouth shall show forth thy praise.
℣. O God, make speed to save us.
℟. 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.

℣. Praise ye the Lord.
℟. The Lord's Name be praised.

The Psalm or Psalms Appointed

Holiness † becometh thine house, O Lord our God, * for ever and ever.

PSALM 93. Dominus regnavit

  THE LORD is King, and hath put on glorious apparel:
the LORD hath put on his apparel, and girded himself with strength.
2   He hath made the round world so sure:
that it cannot be moved.
3   Ever since the world began, hath thy seat been prepared:
thou art from everlasting.
4   The floods are risen, O LORD, the floods have lift up their voice:
the floods lift up their waves.
5   The waves of the sea are mighty, and rage horribly:
but yet the LORD, who dwelleth on high, is mightier.
6   Thy testimonies, O LORD, are very sure:
holiness becometh thine house 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.

Holiness † becometh thine house, O Lord our God, * for ever and ever.

My house † shall be called an house of prayer * fo all peoples.

PSALM 94. Deus ultionum

  O LORD God, to whom vengeance belongeth:
thou God, to whom vengeance belongeth, show I thyself.
2   Arise, thou Judge of the world:
and reward the proud after their deserving.
3   LORD, how long shall the ungodly:
how long shall the ungodly triumph?
4   How long shall all wicked doers speak so disdainfully:
and make such proud boasting?
5   They smite down thy people, O LORD:
and trouble thine heritage.
6   They murder the widow and the stranger:
and put the fatherless to death.
7   And yet they say, Tush, the LORD shall not see:
neither shall the God of Jacob regard it.
8   Take heed, ye unwise among the people:
O ye fools, when will ye understand?
9   He that planted the ear, shall he not hear:
or he that made the eye, shall he not see?
10   Or he that nurtureth the heathen:
it is he that teacheth man knowledge; shall not he punish?
11   The LORD knoweth the thoughts of man:
that they are but vain.
12   Blessed is the man whom thou chastenest, O LORD:
and teachest him in thy law;
13   That thou mayest give him patience in time of adversity:
until the pit be digged up for the ungodly.
14   For the LORD will not fail his people:
neither will he forsake his inheritance.
15   Until righteousness turn again unto judgment:
all such as are true in heart shall follow it.
16   Who will rise up with me against the wicked:
or who will take my part against the evil doers?
17   If the LORD had not helped me:
it had not failed, but my soul had been put to silence.
18   But when I said, My foot hath slipt:
thy mercy, O LORD, held me up.
19   In the multitude of the sorrows that I had in my heart:
thy comforts have refreshed my soul.
20   Wilt thou have any thing to do with the stool of wickedness:
which imagineth mischief as a law?
21   They gather them together against the soul of the righteous:
and condemn the innocent blood.
22   But the LORD is my refuge:
and my God is the strength of my confidence.
23   He shall recompense them their wickedness, and destroy them in their own malice:
yea, the LORD our God shall destroy them.

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

My house † shall be called an house of prayer * fo all peoples.

Holiness † becometh thine house, O Lord our God, * for ever and ever.

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.
2   O ye sons of men, how long will ye blaspheme mine honour:
and have such pleasure in vanity, and seek after falsehood?
3   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.
4   Stand in awe, and sin not:
commune with your own heart, and in your chamber, and be still.
5   Offer the sacrifice of righteousness:
and put your trust in the LORD.
6   There be many that say:
Who will show us any good?
7   LORD, lift thou up:
the light of thy countenance upon us.
8   Thou hast put gladness in my heart:
since the time that their corn and wine and oil increased.
9   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.

Holiness † becometh thine house, O Lord our God, * for ever and ever.

My house † shall be called an house of prayer * fo all peoples.

PSALM 8. Domine, Dominus noster

  O LORD our Governor, how excellent is thy Name in all the world:
thou that hast set thy glory above the heavens!
2   Out of the mouth of very babes and sucklings hast thou ordained strength, because of thine enemies:
that thou mightest still the enemy and the avenger.
3   For I will consider thy heavens, even the works of thy fingers:
the moon and the stars which thou hast ordained.
4   What is man, that thou art mindful of him:
and the son of man, that thou visitest him?
5   Thou madest him lower than the angels:
to crown him with glory and worship.
6   Thou makest him to have dominion of the works of thy hands:
and thou hast put all things in subjection under his feet:
7   All sheep and oxen:
yea, and the beasts of the field;
8   The fowls of the air, and the fishes of the sea:
and whatsoever walketh through the paths of the seas.
9   O LORD our Governor:
how excellent is thy Name in all the world!

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.

My house † shall be called an house of prayer * fo all peoples.

This is the house of the Lord, † most firmly builded; * it is well founded upon a strong rock.

The Lessons

Here beginneth the 1st verse of the 25 and 26th Chapter of Job

Then answered Bildad the Shuhite, and said, Dominion and fear are with him, he maketh peace in his high places. Is there any number of his armies? and upon whom doth not his light arise? How then can man be justified with God? or how can he be clean that is born of a woman? Behold even to the moon, and it shineth not; yea, the stars are not pure in his sight. How much less man, that is a worm? and the son of man, which is a worm? But Job answered and said, How hast thou helped him that is without power? how savest thou the arm that hath no strength? How hast thou counselled him that hath no wisdom? and how hast thou plentifully declared the thing as it is? To whom hast thou uttered words? and whose spirit came from thee? Dead things are formed from under the waters, and the inhabitants thereof. Hell is naked before him, and destruction hath no covering. He stretcheth out the north over the empty place, and hangeth the earth upon nothing. He bindeth up the waters in his thick clouds; and the cloud is not rent under them. He holdeth back the face of his throne, and spreadeth his cloud upon it. He hath compassed the waters with bounds, until the day and night come to an end. The pillars of heaven tremble and are astonished at his reproof. He divideth the sea with his power, and by his understanding he smiteth through the proud. By his spirit he hath garnished the heavens; his hand hath formed the crooked serpent. Lo, these are parts of his ways: but how little a portion is heard of him? but the thunder of his power who can understand?

Here beginneth the 8th verse of the 5th Chapter of Ecclesiastes

If thou seest the oppression of the poor, and violent perverting of judgment and justice in a province, marvel not at the matter: for he that is higher than the highest regardeth; and there be higher than they. Moreover the profit of the earth is for all: the king himself is served by the field. He that loveth silver shall not be satisfied with silver; nor he that loveth abundance with increase: this is also vanity. When goods increase, they are increased that eat them: and what good is there to the owners thereof, saving the beholding of them with their eyes? The sleep of a labouring man is sweet, whether he eat little or much: but the abundance of the rich will not suffer him to sleep. There is a sore evil which I have seen under the sun, namely, riches kept for the owners thereof to their hurt. But those riches perish by evil travail: and he begetteth a son, and there is nothing in his hand. As he came forth of his mother's womb, naked shall he return to go as he came, and shall take nothing of his labour, which he may carry away in his hand. And this also is a sore evil, that in all points as he came, so shall he go: and what profit hath he that hath laboured for the wind? All his days also he eateth in darkness, and he hath much sorrow and wrath with his sickness. Behold that which I have seen: it is good and comely for one to eat and to drink, and to enjoy the good of all his labour that he taketh under the sun all the days of his life, which God giveth him: for it is his portion. Every man also to whom God hath given riches and wealth, and hath given him power to eat thereof, and to take his portion, and to rejoice in his labour; this is the gift of God. For he shall not much remember the days of his life; because God answereth him in the joy of his heart.

Here endeth the First Lesson.

Office Hymn

Hymn: Caelestis urbs Jerusalem

Blessed City, heavenly Salem,
Vision dear of peace and love,
Who, of living sotnes upbuilded,
Art the joy of heaven above,
And, with Angel cohorts circled,
As a bride to earth dost move!

From celestial realms descending,
Ready for the nuptial bed,
To his presence, deck'd with jewels,
By her Lord shall she be led;
All her streets, and all her bulwarks,
Of pure gold are fashioned.

Bright with pearls her portal glitters,
It is open evermore;
And, by virtue of his merits,
Thither faithful souls may soar,
Who for Christ's dear Name in this world,
Pain and tribulation bore.

Many a blow and biting sculpture
Polished well those stones elect,
In their places now compacted
By the heav'nly Architect,
Who therewith hath willed for ever
That his palace should be decked.

Laud and honor to the Father,
Laud and honor to the sSon,
Laud and honor to the Spirit,
Ever Three, and ever One,
Consubstantial, co-eternal,
While unending ages run. Amen.

Here beginneth the 1st verse of the 1st Chapter of James

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.

Here beginneth the 15th verse of the 22nd Chapter of Matthew

Then went the Pharisees, and took counsel how they might entangle him in his talk. And they sent out unto him their disciples with the Herodians, saying, Master, we know that thou art true, and teachest the way of God in truth, neither carest thou for any man: for thou regardest not the person of men. Tell us therefore, What thinkest thou? Is it lawful to give tribute unto Caesar, or not? But Jesus perceived their wickedness, and said, Why tempt ye me, ye hypocrites? Shew me the tribute money. And they brought unto him a penny. And he saith unto them, Whose is this image and superscription? They say unto him, Caesar's. Then saith he unto them, Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar's; and unto God the things that are God's. When they had heard these words, they marvelled, and left him, and went their way. The same day came to him the Sadducees, which say that there is no resurrection, and asked him, Saying, Master, Moses said, If a man die, having no children, his brother shall marry his wife, and raise up seed unto his brother. Now there were with us seven brethren: and the first, when he had married a wife, deceased, and, having no issue, left his wife unto his brother: Likewise the second also, and the third, unto the seventh. And last of all the woman died also. Therefore in the resurrection whose wife shall she be of the seven? for they all had her. Jesus answered and said unto them, Ye do err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God. For in the resurrection they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are as the angels of God in heaven. But as touching the resurrection of the dead, have ye not read that which was spoken unto you by God, saying, I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob? God is not the God of the dead, but of the living. And when the multitude heard this, they were astonished at his doctrine.

Here endeth the Second Lesson.

Second Canticle

The Song of Mary Magnificat
Luke 1:46-55

O how dreadful is this place! Surely this is none other but the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven.

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 he 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.

O how dreadful is this place! Surely this is none other but the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven.

The Apostles' Creed

I BELIEVE in God the Father Almighty,
Maker of heaven and earth:
And in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord:
Who was conceived by the Holy Ghost,
Born of the Virgin Mary:
Suffered under Pontius Pilate,
Was crucified, dead, and buried:
He descended into hell;
The third day he rose again from the dead:
He ascended into heaven,
And sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty:
From thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Ghost:
The holy Catholic Church;
The Communion of Saints:
The Forgiveness of sins:
The Resurrection of the body:
And the Life everlasting. Amen.

The Prayers

℣. The Lord be with you.
℟. And with thy spirit.
℣. 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.

℣. O Lord, show thy mercy upon us.
℟. And grant us thy salvation.
℣. O Lord, save the State.
℟. And mercifully hear us when we call upon thee.
℣. Endue thy Ministers with righteousness.
℟. And make thy chosen people joyful.
℣. O Lord, save thy people.
℟. And bless thine inheritance.
℣. Give peace in our time, O Lord.
℟. For it is thou, Lord, only, that makest us dwell in safety.
℣. O God, make clean our hearts within us.
℟. And take not thy Holy Spirit from us.

The Collect of the Day

O Almighty God, to whose glory we celebrate the dedication of this house of prayer in honor of thy servants Peter and Paul: We give thee thanks for the fellowship of those who have worshiped in this place; and we pray that all who seek thee here may find thee, and be filled with thy joy and peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

Commemoration of 21st Sunday after Trinity

GRANT, we beseech thee, merciful Lord, to thy faithful people pardon and peace, that they may be cleansed from all their sins, and serve thee with a quiet mind; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

A Collect for Peace

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

A Collect for Aid against Perils

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.

The General Thanksgiving

ALMIGHTY God, Father of all mercies, we, thine unworthy servants, do give thee most humble and hearty thanks for all thy goodness and loving-kindness to us and to all men; We bless thee for our creation, preservation, and all the blessings of this life; but above all, for thine inestimable 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, that our hearts may he unfeignedly thankful; and that we show forth thy praise, not only with our lips, but in our lives, by giving up our selves to thy service, and by walking before thee in holiness and righteousness all our days; through Jesus Christ our Lord, to whom, with thee and the Holy Ghost, be all honour and glory, world without end. Amen.

2 Cor. xiii. 14.

THE grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Ghost, be with us all evermore. Amen.

Salve Regina

Mary, we hail thee, Mother and Queen compassionate;
Mary, our comfort, life, and hope, we hail thee.
To thee we exiles,
children of Eve, lift our crying.
To thee we are sighing
as mournful and weeping, we pass through this vale of sorrow.
Turn thou, therefore, O our intercessor,
those thine eyes of pity and loving-kindness upon us sinners.
Hereafter, when our earthly exile shall be ended,
shew us Jesus, the blessed Fruit of thy 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, everlasting God, who by the cooperation of the Holy Ghost didst prepare the body and soul of the glorious Virgin Mother Mary to become a dwelling-place meet for thy Son; grant that as we rejoice in her commemoration, so by her fervent intercession we may be delivered from present evils and from everlasting death. Amen.

V. May the divine help remain with us always.
R. And with our absent brethren. Amen.


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