A Western Rite Orthodox Daily Office for 2/24/2024

(1928 BCP, 1892 Psalter, elements from Anglican Breviary)200224v

Evening Prayer for

Eve of the Feast of St. Matthias, Apostle

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Opening Sentence

LORD, I have loved the habitation of thy house, and the place where thine honour dwelleth. Psalm xxvi. 8.

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

I will thank thee † with an unfeigned heart when I shall have learned the judgements of thy righteousness.

PSALM 119. Beati immaculati

  BLESSED are those that are undefiled in the way:
and walk in the law of the LORD.
2   Blessed are they that keep his testimonies:
and seek him with their whole heart.
3   For they who do no wickedness:
walk in his ways.
4   Thou hast charged:
that we shall diligently keep thy commandments.
5   O that my ways were made so direct:
that I might keep thy statutes!
6   So shall I not be confounded:
while I have respect unto all thy commandments.
7   I will thank thee with an unfeigned heart:
when I shall have learned the judgments of thy righteousness.
8   I will keep thy ceremonies:
O forsake me not utterly.

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 will thank thee † with an unfeigned heart when I shall have learned the judgements of thy righteousness.

O let me not go † wrong out of thy commandments.

Psalm 119. II. In quo corrigit?
  WHEREWITHAL shall a young man cleanse his way? :
even by ruling himself after thy word.
10   With my whole heart have I sought thee:
O let me not go wrong out of thy commandments.
11   Thy words have I hid within my heart:
that I should not sin against thee.
12   Blessed art thou, O LORD:
O teach me thy statutes.
13   With my lips have I been telling:
of all the judgments of thy mouth.
14   I have had as great delight in the way of thy testimonies:
as in all manner of riches.
15   I will talk of thy commandments:
and have respect unto thy ways.
16   My delight shall be in thy statutes:
and I will not forget thy word.

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 let me not go † wrong out of thy commandments.

Open thou mine eyes † that I may see the wondrous things of thy law.

Psalm 119. III. Retribue servo tuo.
17   O DO well unto thy servant:
that I may live, and keep thy word.
18   Open thou mine eyes:
that I may see the wondrous things of thy law.
19   I am a stranger upon earth:
O hide not thy commandments from me.
20   My soul breaketh out for the very fervent desire:
that it hath alway unto thy judgments.
21   Thou hast rebuked the proud:
and cursed are they that do err from thy commandments.
22   O turn from me shame and rebuke:
for I have kept thy testimonies.
23   Princes also did sit and speak against me:
but thy servant is occupied in thy statutes.
24   For thy testimonies are my delight:

and my counsellors.

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.

Open thou mine eyes † that I may see the wondrous things of thy law.

Take from me † the way of lying and cause thou me to make much of thy law.

Psalm 119. IV. Adhaesit pavimento.
25   MY soul cleaveth to the dust:
O quicken thou me. according to thy word.
26   I have acknowledged my ways, and thou heardest me:
O teach me thy statutes.
27   Make me to understand the way of thy commandments:
and so shall I talk of thy wondrous works.
28   My soul melteth away for very heaviness:
comfort thou me according unto thy word.
29   Take from me the way of lying:
and cause thou me to make much of thy law.
30   I have chosen the way of truth:
and thy judgments have I laid before me.
31   I have stuck unto thy testimonies:
O LORD, confound me not.
32   I will run the way of thy commandments:
when thou hast set my heart at liberty.

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.

Take from me † the way of lying and cause thou me to make much of thy law.

I will thank thee † with an unfeigned heart when I shall have learned the judgements of thy righteousness.

PSALM 119. Beati immaculati

  BLESSED are those that are undefiled in the way:
and walk in the law of the LORD.
2   Blessed are they that keep his testimonies:
and seek him with their whole heart.
3   For they who do no wickedness:
walk in his ways.
4   Thou hast charged:
that we shall diligently keep thy commandments.
5   O that my ways were made so direct:
that I might keep thy statutes!
6   So shall I not be confounded:
while I have respect unto all thy commandments.
7   I will thank thee with an unfeigned heart:
when I shall have learned the judgments of thy righteousness.
8   I will keep thy ceremonies:
O forsake me not utterly.

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 will thank thee † with an unfeigned heart when I shall have learned the judgements of thy righteousness.

O let me not go † wrong out of thy commandments.

Psalm 119. II. In quo corrigit?
  WHEREWITHAL shall a young man cleanse his way? :
even by ruling himself after thy word.
10   With my whole heart have I sought thee:
O let me not go wrong out of thy commandments.
11   Thy words have I hid within my heart:
that I should not sin against thee.
12   Blessed art thou, O LORD:
O teach me thy statutes.
13   With my lips have I been telling:
of all the judgments of thy mouth.
14   I have had as great delight in the way of thy testimonies:
as in all manner of riches.
15   I will talk of thy commandments:
and have respect unto thy ways.
16   My delight shall be in thy statutes:
and I will not forget thy word.

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 let me not go † wrong out of thy commandments.

Open thou mine eyes † that I may see the wondrous things of thy law.

Psalm 119. III. Retribue servo tuo.
17   O DO well unto thy servant:
that I may live, and keep thy word.
18   Open thou mine eyes:
that I may see the wondrous things of thy law.
19   I am a stranger upon earth:
O hide not thy commandments from me.
20   My soul breaketh out for the very fervent desire:
that it hath alway unto thy judgments.
21   Thou hast rebuked the proud:
and cursed are they that do err from thy commandments.
22   O turn from me shame and rebuke:
for I have kept thy testimonies.
23   Princes also did sit and speak against me:
but thy servant is occupied in thy statutes.
24   For thy testimonies are my delight:

and my counsellors.

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.

Open thou mine eyes † that I may see the wondrous things of thy law.

Take from me † the way of lying and cause thou me to make much of thy law.

Psalm 119. IV. Adhaesit pavimento.
25   MY soul cleaveth to the dust:
O quicken thou me. according to thy word.
26   I have acknowledged my ways, and thou heardest me:
O teach me thy statutes.
27   Make me to understand the way of thy commandments:
and so shall I talk of thy wondrous works.
28   My soul melteth away for very heaviness:
comfort thou me according unto thy word.
29   Take from me the way of lying:
and cause thou me to make much of thy law.
30   I have chosen the way of truth:
and thy judgments have I laid before me.
31   I have stuck unto thy testimonies:
O LORD, confound me not.
32   I will run the way of thy commandments:
when thou hast set my heart at liberty.

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.

Take from me † the way of lying and cause thou me to make much of thy law.

The Lessons

Here beginneth the th verse of the th Chapter of

Here beginneth the th verse of the th Chapter of

Here endeth the First Lesson.

Office Hymn

Hymn: Aurora Iam Spargit Polum

The dawn is sprinkling in the east
Its golden shower, as day flows in;
Fast mount the pointed shafts of light:
Farewell to darkness and to sin!

Away, ye midnight phantoms all!
Away, despondence and despair!
Whatever guilt the night has brought
Now let it vanish into air.

So, Lord, when that last morning breaks,
Looking to which we sigh and pray,
O may it to Thy minstrels prove
The dawning of a better day.

To God the Father glory be,
And to His sole begotten Son;
Glory, O Holy Ghost, to Thee
While everlasting ages run.

Here beginneth the th verse of the th Chapter of

Here beginneth the th verse of the th Chapter of

Here endeth the Second Lesson.

Second Canticle

The Song of Mary Magnificat
Luke 1:46-55

Give light, O Lord, † to them that sit in darkness, and in the shadow of death, * and guide our feet into the way of peace.

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.

Give light, O Lord, † to them that sit in darkness, and in the shadow of death, * and guide our feet into the way of peace.

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

Commemoration of Eve of the Feast of St. Matthias, Apostle

Be ye valiant * in the warfare, and fight against the ancient serpent: and ye shall receive an everlasting kingdom.

O Almighty God, who into the place of the traitor Judas didst choose thy faithful servant Matthias to be of the number of the twelve Apostles; Grant that thy Church, being alway preserved from false Apostles, may be ordered and guided by faithful and true pastors; 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.


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