A Western Rite Orthodox Daily Office for 5/20/2022

(1928 BCP, 1892 Psalter, elements from Anglican Breviary)070460x

Evening Prayer for Friday after the Third Sunday of Easter

Friday after the Third Sunday of Easter

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Opening Sentence

If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. Col. iii. 1.

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

The glorious majesty † of the LORD shall endure for ever; the LORD shall rejoice in his works.

PSALM 104. Benedic, anima mea

  PRAISE the LORD, O my soul:
O LORD my God, thou art become exceeding glorious; thou art clothed with majesty and honour.
2   Thou deckest thyself with light as it were with a garment:
and spreadest out the heavens like a curtain.
3   Who layeth the beams of his chambers in the waters:
and maketh the clouds his chariot, and walketh upon the wings of the wind.
4   He maketh his angels spirits:
and his ministers a flaming fire.
5   He laid the foundations of the earth:
that it never should move at any time.
6   Thou coveredst it with the deep like as with a garment:
the waters stand in the hills.
7   At thy rebuke they flee:
at the voice of thy thunder they are afraid.
8   They go up as high as the hills, and down to the valleys beneath:
even unto the place which thou hast appointed for them.
9   Thou hast set them their bounds, which they shall not pass:
neither turn again to cover the earth.
10   He sendeth the springs into the rivers:
which run among the hills.
11   All beasts of the field drink thereof:
and the wild asses quench their thirst.
12   Beside them shall the fowls of the air have their habitation:
and sing among the branches.
13   He watereth the hills from above:
the earth is filled with the fruit of thy works.
14   He bringeth forth grass for the cattle:
and green herb for the service of men;
15   That he may bring food out of the earth, and wine that maketh glad the heart of man:
and oil to make him a cheerful countenance, and bread to strengthen man's heart.
16   The trees of the LORD also are full of sap:
even the cedars of Libanus which he hath planted;
17   Wherein the birds make their nests:
and the fir-trees are a dwelling for the stork.
18   The high hills are a refuge for the wild goats:
and so are the stony rocks for the conies.
19   He appointed the moon for certain seasons:
and the sun knoweth his going down.
20   Thou makest darkness that it may be night:
wherein all the beasts of the forest do move.
21   The lions, roaring after their prey:
do seek their meat from God.
22   The sun ariseth, and they get them away together:
and lay them down in their dens.
23   Man goeth forth to his work, and to his labour:
until the evening.
24   O LORD, how manifold are thy works:
in wisdom hast thou made them all; the earth is full of thy riches.
25   So is the great and wide sea also:
wherein are things creeping innumerable, both small and great beasts.
26   There go the ships, and there is that leviathan:
whom thou hast made to take his pastime therein.
27   These wait all upon thee:
that thou mayest give them meat in due season.
28   When thou givest it them, they gather it:
and when thou openest thy hand, they are filled with good.
29   When thou hidest thy face, they are troubled:
when thou takest away their breath, they die, and are turned again to their dust.
30   When thou lettest thy breath go forth, they shall be made:
and thou shalt renew the face of the earth.
31   The glorious majesty of the LORD shall endure for ever:
the LORD shall rejoice in his works.
32   The earth shall tremble at the look of him:
if he do but touch the hills, they shall smoke.
33   I will sing unto the LORD as long as I live:
I will praise my God while I have my being.
34   And so shall my words please him:
my joy shall be in the LORD.
35   As for sinners, they shall be consumed out of the earth, and the ungodly shall come to an end:
Praise thou the LORD, O my soul. Praise the LORD.

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

The glorious majesty † of the LORD shall endure for ever; the LORD shall rejoice in his works.

Praise the LORD † O my soul and forget not all his benefits.

PSALM 103. Benedic, anima mea

  PRAISE the LORD, O my soul:
and all that is within me, praise his holy Name.
2   Praise the LORD, O my soul:
and forget not all his benefits:
3   Who forgiveth all thy sin:
and healeth all thine infirmities;
4   Who saveth thy life from destruction:
and crowneth thee with mercy and loving-kindness;
5   Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things:
making thee young and lusty as an eagle.
6   The LORD executeth righteousness and judgment:
for all them that are oppressed with wrong.
7   He showed his ways unto Moses:
his works unto the children of Israel.
8   The LORD is full of compassion and mercy:
long-suffering, and of great goodness.
9   He will not alway be chiding:
neither keepeth he his anger for ever.
10   He hath not dealt with us after our sins:
nor rewarded us according to our wickednesses.
11   For look how high the heaven is in comparison of the earth:
so great is his mercy also toward them that fear him.
12   Look how wide also the east is from the west:
so far hath he set our sins from us.
13   Yea, like as a father pitieth his own children:
even so is the LORD merciful unto them that fear him.
14   For he knoweth whereof we are made:
he remembereth that we are but dust.
15   The days of man are but as grass:
for he flourisheth as a flower of the field.
16   For as soon as the wind goeth over it, it is gone:
and the place thereof shall know it no more.
17   But the merciful goodness of the LORD endureth for ever and ever upon them that fear him:
and his righteousness upon children's children;
18   Even upon such as keep his covenant:
and think upon his commandments to do them.
19   The LORD hath prepared his seat in heaven:
and his kingdom ruleth over all.
20   O praise the LORD, ye angels of his, ye that excel in strength:
ye that fulfil his commandment, and hearken unto the voice of his words.
21   O praise the LORD, all ye his hosts:
ye servants of his that do his pleasure.
22   O speak good of the LORD, all ye works of his, in all places of his dominion:
praise thou the LORD, O my soul.

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 the LORD † O my soul and forget not all his benefits.

The Lessons

Here beginneth the 13th verse of the 52nd Chapter of Isaiah

Behold, my servant shall deal prudently, he shall be exalted and extolled, and be very high. As many were astonied at thee; his visage was so marred more than any man, and his form more than the sons of men: So shall he sprinkle many nations; the kings shall shut their mouths at him: for that which had not been told them shall they see; and that which they had not heard shall they consider. Who hath believed our report? and to whom is the arm of the LORD revealed? For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: he hath no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him. He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not. Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed. All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all. He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth. He was taken from prison and from judgment: and who shall declare his generation? for he was cut off out of the land of the living: for the transgression of my people was he stricken. And he made his grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death; because he had done no violence, neither was any deceit in his mouth. Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise him; he hath put him to grief: when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of the LORD shall prosper in his hand. He shall see of the travail of his soul, and shall be satisfied: by his knowledge shall my righteous servant justify many; for he shall bear their iniquities. Therefore will I divide him a portion with the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong; because he hath poured out his soul unto death: and he was numbered with the transgressors; and he bare the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.

Here beginneth the 13th verse of the 49th Chapter of Isaiah

Sing, O heavens; and be joyful, O earth; and break forth into singing, O mountains: for the LORD hath comforted his people, and will have mercy upon his afflicted. But Zion said, The LORD hath forsaken me, and my Lord hath forgotten me. Can a woman forget her sucking child, that she should not have compassion on the son of her womb? yea, they may forget, yet will I not forget thee. Behold, I have graven thee upon the palms of my hands; thy walls are continually before me. Thy children shall make haste; thy destroyers and they that made thee waste shall go forth of thee. Lift up thine eyes round about, and behold: all these gather themselves together, and come to thee. As I live, saith the LORD, thou shalt surely clothe thee with them all, as with an ornament, and bind them on thee, as a bride doeth. For thy waste and thy desolate places, and the land of thy destruction, shall even now be too narrow by reason of the inhabitants, and they that swallowed thee up shall be far away. The children which thou shalt have, after thou hast lost the other, shall say again in thine ears, The place is too strait for me: give place to me that I may dwell. Then shalt thou say in thine heart, Who hath begotten me these, seeing I have lost my children, and am desolate, a captive, and removing to and fro? and who hath brought up these? Behold, I was left alone; these, where had they been? Thus saith the Lord GOD, Behold, I will lift up mine hand to the Gentiles, and set up my standard to the people: and they shall bring thy sons in their arms, and thy daughters shall be carried upon their shoulders. And kings shall be thy nursing fathers, and their queens thy nursing mothers: they shall bow down to thee with their face toward the earth, and lick up the dust of thy feet; and thou shalt know that I am the LORD: for they shall not be ashamed that wait for me.

Here endeth the First Lesson.

Office Hymn

Hymn: Quem Terra Pontus

The God Whom earth, and sea, and sky,
Adore, and laud, and magnify,
Who o'er their threefold fabric reigns,
The virgin's spotless womb contains.

The God Whose will by moon and sun
And all things in due course is done,
Is borne upon a maiden's breast,
By fullest heavenly grace possest.

How blest the mother, in whose shrine
The great Artificer Divine,
Whose hand contains the earth and sky,
Vouchsafed, as in His ark, to lie!

Blest, in the message Gabriel brought;
Blest, by the work the Spirit wrought:
From whom the Great Desire of earth
Took human flesh and human birth.

All honor, laud, and glory be,
O Jesu, virgin-born, to Thee!
All glory, as is ever meet,
To Father and to Paraclete.

Here beginneth the 1st verse of the 6th Chapter of Romans

What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein? Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death? Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection: Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin. For he that is dead is freed from sin. Now if we be dead with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with him: Knowing that 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. Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof. Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God.

Here beginneth the 1st verse of the 3rd Chapter of Ephesians

For this cause I Paul, the prisoner of Jesus Christ for you Gentiles, If ye have heard of the dispensation of the grace of God which is given me to you-ward: How that by revelation he made known unto me the mystery; (as I wrote afore in few words, Whereby, when ye read, ye may understand my knowledge in the mystery of Christ) Which in other ages was not made known unto the sons of men, as it is now revealed unto his holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit; That the Gentiles should be fellowheirs, and of the same body, and partakers of his promise in Christ by the gospel: Whereof I was made a minister, according to the gift of the grace of God given unto me by the effectual working of his power. Unto me, who am less than the least of all saints, is this grace given, that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ; And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ: To the intent that now unto the principalities and powers in heavenly places might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God, According to the eternal purpose which he purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord: In whom we have boldness and access with confidence by the faith of him.

Here endeth the Second Lesson.

Second Canticle

The Song of Mary Magnificat
Luke 1:46-55

Through the tender mercy † of our God, * the Day-Spring from on high hath visited us.

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.

Through the tender mercy † of our God, * the Day-Spring from on high hath visited us.

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

ALMIGHTY God, who showest to them that are in error the light of thy truth, to the intent that they may return into the way of righteousness; Grant unto all those who are admitted into the fellowship of Christ's Religion, that they may avoid those things that are contrary to their profession, and follow all such things as are agreeable to the same; through our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.

Commemoration of Third Sunday of Easter

ALMIGHTY God, who showest to them that are in error the light of thy truth, to the intent that they may return into the way of righteousness; Grant unto all those who are admitted into the fellowship of Christ's Religion, that they may avoid those things that are contrary to their profession, and follow all such things as are agreeable to the same; through our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.

Commemoration of the Cross

He that was crucified † is risen from the dead; and hath redeemed us, alleluia, alleluia.

℣. Tell it out among the nations, alleluia.

℟. That the Lord reigneth from the Tree, alleluia.

O GOD, who didst will that thy Son should for us undergo the burden of the Cross, that he might deliver us from the power of the enemy: grant unto us servants that we may attain unto the joy of his resurrection. 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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