A Western Rite Orthodox Daily Office for 10/1/2020

(1928 BCP, 1892 Psalter, elements from Anglican Breviary)0T1550x

Evening Prayer for Thursday after the 15th Sunday after Trinity

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Opening Sentence

Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be alway acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength and my redeemer. Psalm xix. 14, 15.

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

Have mercy upon me O LORD † for I am weak; O LORD heal me for my bones are vexed.

PSALM 6. Domine, ne in furore

  O LORD, rebuke me not in thine indignation:
neither chasten me in thy displeasure.
2   Have mercy upon me, O LORD, for I am weak:
O LORD, heal me, for my bones are vexed.
3   My soul also is sore troubled:
but, LORD, how long wilt thou punish me?
4   Turn thee, O LORD, and deliver my soul:
O save me, for thy mercy's sake.
5   For in death no man remembereth thee:
and who will give thee thanks in the pit?
6   I am weary of my groaning, every night wash I my bed:
and water my couch with my tears.
7   My beauty is gone for very trouble:
and worn away because of all mine enemies.
8   Away from me, all ye that work vanity:
for the LORD hath heard the voice of my weeping.
9   The LORD hath heard my petition:
the LORD will receive my prayer.
10   All mine enemies shall be confounded, and sore vexed:
they shall be turned back, and put to shame suddenly.

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.

Have mercy upon me O LORD † for I am weak; O LORD heal me for my bones are vexed.

O LORD my God † in thee have I put my trust; save me from all them that persecute me and deliver me;

PSALM 7. Domine, Deus meus

  O LORD my God, in thee have I put my trust:
save me from all them that persecute me, and deliver me;
2   Lest he devour my soul like a lion, and tear it in pieces:
while there is none to help.
3   O LORD my God, if I have done any such thing:
or if there be any wickedness in my hands;
4   If I have rewarded evil unto him that dealt friendly with me:
yea, I have delivered him that without any cause is mine enemy;
5   Then let mine enemy persecute my soul, and take me:
yea, let him tread my life down upon the I earth, and lay mine honour in the dust.
6   Stand up, O LORD, in thy wrath, and lift up thyself, because of the indignation of mine enemies:
arise up for me in the judgment that thou hast commanded.
7   And so shall the congregation of the people come about thee:
for their sakes therefore lift up thyself again.
8   The LORD shall judge the people; give sentence with me, O LORD:
according to my righteousness, and according to the innocency that is in me.
9   O let the wickedness of the ungodly come to an end:
but guide thou the just.
10   For the righteous God:
trieth the very hearts and reins.
11   My help cometh of God:
who preserveth them that are true of heart.
12   God is a righteous Judge, strong, and patient:
and God is provoked every day.
13   If a man will not turn, he will whet his sword:
he hath bent his bow, and made it ready.
14   He hath prepared for him the instruments of death:
he ordaineth his arrows against the persecutors.
15   Behold, he travaileth with mischief:
he hath conceived sorrow, and brought forth ungodliness.
16   He hath graven and digged up a pit:
and is fallen himself into the destruction that he made for other.
17   For his travail shall come upon his own head:
and his wickedness shall fall on his own pate.
18   I will give thanks unto the LORD, according to his righteousness:
and I will praise the Name of the LORD Most High.

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 LORD my God † in thee have I put my trust; save me from all them that persecute me and deliver me;

O LORD our Governor † how excellent is thy Name in all the world; thou hast set thy glory above the heavens!

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.

O LORD our Governor † how excellent is thy Name in all the world; thou hast set thy glory above the heavens!

Turn us again, † thou God of hosts: shew the light of thy countenance and we shall be whole.

PSALM 80. Qui regis Israel

  HEAR, O thou Shepherd of Israel, thou that leadest Joseph like a sheep:
show thyself also, thou that sittest upon the Cherubim.
2   Before Ephraim, Benjamin, and Manasses:
stir up thy strength, and come and help us.
3   Turn us again, O God:
show the light of thy countenance, and we shall be whole.
4   O LORD God of hosts:
how long wilt thou be angry with thy people that prayeth?
5   Thou feedest them with the bread of tears:
and givest them plenteousness of tears to drink.
6   Thou hast made us a very strife unto our neighbours:
and our enemies laugh us to scorn.
7   Turn us again, thou God of hosts:
show the light of thy countenance, and we shall be whole.
8   Thou hast brought a vine out of Egypt:
thou hast cast out the heathen, and planted it.
9   Thou madest room for it:
and when it had taken root, it filled the land.
10   The hills were covered with the shadow of it:
and the boughs there of were like the goodly cedar-trees.
11   She stretched out her branches unto the sea:
and her boughs unto the river.
12   Why hast thou then broken down her hedge:
that all they that go by pluck off her grapes?
13   The wild boar out of the wood doth root it up:
and the wild beasts of the field devour it.
14   Turn thee again, thou God of hosts, look down from heaven:
behold, and visit this vine;
15   And the place of the vineyard that thy right hand hath planted:
and the branch that thou madest so strong for thyself.
16   It is burnt with fire, and cut down:
and they shall perish at the rebuke of thy countenance.
17   Let thy hand be upon the man of thy right I hand:
and upon the son of man, whom thou madest so strong for thine own self.
18   And so will not we go back from thee:
O let us live, and we shall call upon thy Name.
19   Turn us again, O LORD God of hosts:
show the light of thy countenance, and we shall be whole.

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 again, † thou God of hosts: shew the light of thy countenance and we shall be whole.

The Lessons

Here beginneth the 1st verse of the 16th Chapter of Deuteronomy

Observe the month of Abib, and keep the passover unto the LORD thy God: for in the month of Abib the LORD thy God brought thee forth out of Egypt by night. Thou shalt therefore sacrifice the passover unto the LORD thy God, of the flock and the herd, in the place which the LORD shall choose to place his name there. Thou shalt eat no leavened bread with it; seven days shalt thou eat unleavened bread therewith, even the bread of affliction; for thou camest forth out of the land of Egypt in haste: that thou mayest remember the day when thou camest forth out of the land of Egypt all the days of thy life. And there shall be no leavened bread seen with thee in all thy coast seven days; neither shall there any thing of the flesh, which thou sacrificedst the first day at even, remain all night until the morning. Thou mayest not sacrifice the passover within any of thy gates, which the LORD thy God giveth thee: But at the place which the LORD thy God shall choose to place his name in, there thou shalt sacrifice the passover at even, at the going down of the sun, at the season that thou camest forth out of Egypt. And thou shalt roast and eat it in the place which the LORD thy God shall choose: and thou shalt turn in the morning, and go unto thy tents. Six days thou shalt eat unleavened bread: and on the seventh day shall be a solemn assembly to the LORD thy God: thou shalt do no work therein. Seven weeks shalt thou number unto thee: begin to number the seven weeks from such time as thou beginnest to put the sickle to the corn. And thou shalt keep the feast of weeks unto the LORD thy God with a tribute of a freewill offering of thine hand, which thou shalt give unto the LORD thy God, according as the LORD thy God hath blessed thee: And thou shalt rejoice before the LORD thy God, thou, and thy son, and thy daughter, and thy manservant, and thy maidservant, and the Levite that is within thy gates, and the stranger, and the fatherless, and the widow, that are among you, in the place which the LORD thy God hath chosen to place his name there. And thou shalt remember that thou wast a bondman in Egypt: and thou shalt observe and do these statutes.

Here beginneth the 24th verse of the 38th Chapter of Ecclesiasticus

The wisdom of a learned man cometh by opportunity of leisure: and he that hath little business shall become wise. How can he get wisdom that holdeth the plough, and that glorieth in the goad, that driveth oxen, and is occupied in their labours, and whose talk is of bullocks? He giveth his mind to make furrows; and is diligent to give the kine fodder. So every carpenter and workmaster, that laboureth night and day: and they that cut and grave seals, and are diligent to make great variety, and give themselves to counterfeit imagery, and watch to finish a work: The smith also sitting by the anvil, and considering the iron work, the vapour of the fire wasteth his flesh, and he fighteth with the heat of the furnace: the noise of the hammer and the anvil is ever in his ears, and his eyes look still upon the pattern of the thing that he maketh; he setteth his mind to finish his work, and watcheth to polish it perfectly: So doth the potter sitting at his work, and turning the wheel about with his feet, who is alway carefully set at his work, and maketh all his work by number; He fashioneth the clay with his arm, and boweth down his strength before his feet; he applieth himself to lead it over; and he is diligent to make clean the furnace: All these trust to their hands: and every one is wise in his work. Without these cannot a city be inhabited: and they shall not dwell where they will, nor go up and down: They shall not be sought for in publick counsel, nor sit high in the congregation: they shall not sit on the judges' seat, nor understand the sentence of judgment: they cannot declare justice and judgment; and they shall not be found where parables are spoken. But they will maintain the state of the world, and [all] their desire is in the work of their craft.

Here endeth the First Lesson.

Office Hymn

Hymn: Lux Ecce Surgit Aurea

Lo! golden light rekindles day:
Let paling darkness steal away,
Which all too long o'erwhelmed our gaze
And led our steps by winding ways.

We pray Thee, rising Light serene,
E'en as Thyself our hearts make clean;
Let no deceit our lips defile,
Nor let our souls be vexed by guile.

O keep us, as the hours proceed,
From lying word and evil deed;
Our roving eyes from sin set free,
Our body from impurity.

For Thou dost from above survey
The converse of each fleeting day;
Thou dost foresee from morning light
Our every deed, until the night.

All laud to God the Father be,
All praise, eternal Son, to Thee;
All glory, as is ever meet,
To God the holy Paraclete.

Here beginneth the 1st verse of the 14th Chapter of Romans

Him that is weak in the faith receive ye, but not to doubtful disputations. For one believeth that he may eat all things: another, who is weak, eateth herbs. Let not him that eateth despise him that eateth not; and let not him which eateth not judge him that eateth: for God hath received him. Who art thou that judgest another man's servant? to his own master he standeth or falleth. Yea, he shall be holden up: for God is able to make him stand. One man esteemeth one day above another: another esteemeth every day alike. Let every man be fully persuaded in his own mind. He that regardeth the day, regardeth it unto the Lord; and he that regardeth not the day, to the Lord he doth not regard it. He that eateth, eateth to the Lord, for he giveth God thanks; and he that eateth not, to the Lord he eateth not, and giveth God thanks. For none of us liveth to himself, and no man dieth to himself. For whether we live, we live unto the Lord; and whether we die, we die unto the Lord: whether we live therefore, or die, we are the Lord's. For to this end Christ both died, and rose, and revived, that he might be Lord both of the dead and living. But why dost thou judge thy brother? or why dost thou set at nought thy brother? for we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ. For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God. So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God. Let us not therefore judge one another any more: but judge this rather, that no man put a stumblingblock or an occasion to fall in his brother's way. I know, and am persuaded by the Lord Jesus, that there is nothing unclean of itself: but to him that esteemeth any thing to be unclean, to him it is unclean. But if thy brother be grieved with thy meat, now walkest thou not charitably. Destroy not him with thy meat, for whom Christ died. Let not then your good be evil spoken of: For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost. For he that in these things serveth Christ is acceptable to God, and approved of men. Let us therefore follow after the things which make for peace, and things wherewith one may edify another. For meat destroy not the work of God. All things indeed are pure; but it is evil for that man who eateth with offence. It is good neither to eat flesh, nor to drink wine, nor any thing whereby thy brother stumbleth, or is offended, or is made weak. Hast thou faith? have it to thyself before God. Happy is he that condemneth not himself in that thing which he alloweth. And he that doubteth is damned if he eat, because he eateth not of faith: for whatsoever is not of faith is sin.

Here beginneth the 14th verse of the 8th Chapter of Matthew

And when Jesus was come into Peter's house, he saw his wife's mother laid, and sick of a fever. And he touched her hand, and the fever left her: and she arose, and ministered unto them. When the even was come, they brought unto him many that were possessed with devils: and he cast out the spirits with his word, and healed all that were sick: That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, Himself took our infirmities, and bare our sicknesses. Now when Jesus saw great multitudes about him, he gave commandment to depart unto the other side. And a certain scribe came, and said unto him, Master, I will follow thee whithersoever thou goest. And Jesus saith unto him, The foxes have holes, and the birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man hath not where to lay his head. And another of his disciples said unto him, Lord, suffer me first to go and bury my father. But Jesus said unto him, Follow me; and let the dead bury their dead. And when he was entered into a ship, his disciples followed him. And, behold, there arose a great tempest in the sea, insomuch that the ship was covered with the waves: but he was asleep. And his disciples came to him, and awoke him, saying, Lord, save us: we perish. And he saith unto them, Why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith? Then he arose, and rebuked the winds and the sea; and there was a great calm. But the men marvelled, saying, What manner of man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey him!

Here endeth the Second Lesson.

Second Canticle

The Song of Mary Magnificat
Luke 1:46-55

Let us serve the Lord † in holiness, * and he will deliver us out of the hand of our enemies.

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.

Let us serve the Lord † in holiness, * and he will deliver us out of the hand of our enemies.

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.

℣. Lord, have mercy upon us.℣. Kyrie eleison
℟. Christ, have mercy upon us. or  ℟. Christe eleison
℣. Lord, have mercy upon us.℣. Kyrie eleison

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

KEEP, we beseech thee, O Lord, thy Church with thy perpetual mercy; and, because the frailty of man without thee cannot but fall, keep us ever by thy help from all things hurtful, and lead us to all things profitable to our salvation; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Suffrage of All Saints

May the Blessed Mother of God, † the Virgin Mary, and all the Saints, * intercede for us to the Lord.

℣. The Lord hath made his Saints wonderful
℟. And hath heard them when they called upon him.

DEFEND us, we beseech thee, O Lord, from all perils of mind and body: and at the intercession of the blessed and glorious Mary, the ever Virgin Mother of God, of blessed Joseph, of thy blessed Apostles Peter and Paul, [of the Patron of the parish,] and of all Saints, graciously bestow upon us both peace and safety: that all adversity and error being done away, thy Church may serve thee in untroubled freedom. Through the same 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.


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