A Western Rite Orthodox Daily Office for 12/2/2021

(1928 BCP, 1892 Psalter, elements from Anglican Breviary)010150x

Morning Prayer for Thursday after the First Sunday in Advent

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Opening Sentence

Repent ye, for the Kingdom of heaven is at hand. St. Matt. Iii. 2.

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.

Venite, exaltemus Domino Psalm 95:1-7; 96:9, 13

The Lord, the King that is to come, O come, Let us worship.

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.

The Lord, the King that is to come, O come, Let us worship.

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.

O come, let us worship.

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.

The Lord, the King that is to come, O come, Let us worship.

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.

O come, let us worship.

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 Lord, the King that is to come, O come, Let us worship.

The Psalm or Psalms Appointed

I will be glad † and rejoice in thee; yea my songs will I make of thy Name O thou most Highest.

PSALM 9. Confitebor tibi

  I WILL give thanks unto thee, O LORD, with my whole heart:
I will speak of all thy marvellous works.
2   I will be glad and rejoice in thee:
yea, my songs will I make of thy Name, O thou Most Highest.
3   While mine enemies are driven back:
they shall fall and perish at thy presence.
4   For thou hast maintained my right and my cause:
thou art set in the throne that judgest right.
5   Thou hast rebuked the heathen, and destroyed the ungodly:
thou hast put out their name for ever and ever.
6   O thou enemy, destructions are come to a perpetual end:
even as the cities which thou hast destroyed, their memorial is perished with them.
7   But the LORD shall endure for ever:
he hath also prepared his seat for judgment.
8   For he shall judge the world in righteousness:
and minister true judgment unto the people.
9   The LORD also will be a defence for the oppressed:
even a refuge in due time of trouble.
10   And they that know thy Name will put their trust in thee:
for thou, LORD, hast never failed them that seek thee.
11   O praise the LORD which dwelleth in Sion:
show the people of his doings.
12   For when he maketh inquisition for blood, he remembereth them:
and forgetteth not the complaint of the poor.
13   Have mercy upon me, O LORD; consider the trouble which I suffer of them that hate me:
thou that liftest me up from the gates of death;
14   That I may show all thy praises within the ports of the daughter of Sion:
I will rejoice in thy salvation.
15   The heathen are sunk down in the pit that they made:
in the same net which they hid privily is their foot taken.
16   The LORD is known to execute judgment:
the ungodly is trapped in the work of his own hands.
17   The wicked shall be turned into hell:
and all the people that forget God.
18   For the poor shall not alway be forgotten:
the patient abiding of the meek shall not perish for ever.
19   Up, LORD, and let not man have the upper hand:
let the heathen be judged in thy sight.
20   Put them in fear, O LORD:
that the heathen may know themselves to be but men.

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 be glad † and rejoice in thee; yea my songs will I make of thy Name O thou most Highest.

Arise, O LORD God † and lift up thine hand; forget not the poor.

PSALM 10. Ut quid, Domine?

  WHY standest thou so far off, O LORD:
and hidest thy face in the needful time of trouble?
2   The ungodly, for his own lust, doth persecute the poor:
let them be taken in the crafty wiliness that they have imagined.
3   For the ungodly hath made boast of his own heart's desire:
and speaketh good of the covetous, whom God abhorreth.
4   The ungodly is so proud, that he careth not for God:
neither is God in all his thoughts.
5   His ways are alway grievous:
thy judgments are far above out of his sight, and therefore defieth he all his enemies.
6   For he hath said in his heart, Tush, I shall never be cast down:
there shall no harm happen unto me.
7   His mouth is full of cursing, deceit, and fraud:
under his tongue is ungodliness and vanity.
8   He sitteth lurking in the thievish corners of the streets:
and privily in his lurking dens doth he murder the innocent; his eyes are set against the poor.
9   For he lieth waiting secretly; even as a lion lurketh he in his den:
that he may ravish the poor.
10   He doth ravish the poor:
when he getteth him into his net.
11   He falleth down, and humbleth himself:
that the congregation of the poor may fall into the hands of his captains.
12   He hath said in his heart, Tush, God hath forgotten:
he hideth away his face, and he will never see it.
13   Arise, O LORD God, and lift up thine hand:
forget not the poor.
14   Wherefore should the wicked blaspheme God:
while he doth say in his heart, Tush, thou God carest not for it?
15   Surely thou hast seen it:
for thou beholdest ungodliness and wrong,
16   That thou mayest take the matter into thy hand:
the poor committeth himself unto thee; for thou art the helper of the friendless.
17   Break thou the power of the ungodly and malicious:
take away his ungodliness, and thou shalt find none.
18   The LORD is King for ever and ever:
and the heathen are perished out of the land.
19   LORD, thou hast heard the desire of the poor:
thou preparest their heart, and thine ear hearkeneth thereto;
20   To help the fatherless and poor unto their right:
that the man of the earth be no more exalted against 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.

Arise, O LORD God † and lift up thine hand; forget not the poor.

His eyes † consider the poor.

PSALM 11. In Domino confido

  IN the LORD put I my trust:
how say ye then to my soul, that she should flee as a bird unto the hill?
2   For lo, the ungodly bend their bow, and make ready their arrows within the quiver:
that they may privily shoot at them which are true of heart.
3   For the foundations will be cast down:
and what hath the righteous done?
4   The LORD is in his holy temple:
the LORD'S seat is in heaven.
5   His eyes consider the poor:
and his eyelids try the children of men.
6   The LORD alloweth the righteous:
but the ungodly, and him that delighteth in wickedness, doth his soul abhor.
7   Upon the ungodly he shall rain snares, fire and brimstone, storm and tempest:
this shall be their portion to drink.
8   For the righteous LORD loveth righteousness:
his countenance will behold the thing that is just.

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.

His eyes † consider the poor.

Arise, O LORD God † and lift up thine hand; forget not the poor.

PSALM 10. Ut quid, Domine?

  WHY standest thou so far off, O LORD:
and hidest thy face in the needful time of trouble?
2   The ungodly, for his own lust, doth persecute the poor:
let them be taken in the crafty wiliness that they have imagined.
3   For the ungodly hath made boast of his own heart's desire:
and speaketh good of the covetous, whom God abhorreth.
4   The ungodly is so proud, that he careth not for God:
neither is God in all his thoughts.
5   His ways are alway grievous:
thy judgments are far above out of his sight, and therefore defieth he all his enemies.
6   For he hath said in his heart, Tush, I shall never be cast down:
there shall no harm happen unto me.
7   His mouth is full of cursing, deceit, and fraud:
under his tongue is ungodliness and vanity.
8   He sitteth lurking in the thievish corners of the streets:
and privily in his lurking dens doth he murder the innocent; his eyes are set against the poor.
9   For he lieth waiting secretly; even as a lion lurketh he in his den:
that he may ravish the poor.
10   He doth ravish the poor:
when he getteth him into his net.
11   He falleth down, and humbleth himself:
that the congregation of the poor may fall into the hands of his captains.
12   He hath said in his heart, Tush, God hath forgotten:
he hideth away his face, and he will never see it.
13   Arise, O LORD God, and lift up thine hand:
forget not the poor.
14   Wherefore should the wicked blaspheme God:
while he doth say in his heart, Tush, thou God carest not for it?
15   Surely thou hast seen it:
for thou beholdest ungodliness and wrong,
16   That thou mayest take the matter into thy hand:
the poor committeth himself unto thee; for thou art the helper of the friendless.
17   Break thou the power of the ungodly and malicious:
take away his ungodliness, and thou shalt find none.
18   The LORD is King for ever and ever:
and the heathen are perished out of the land.
19   LORD, thou hast heard the desire of the poor:
thou preparest their heart, and thine ear hearkeneth thereto;
20   To help the fatherless and poor unto their right:
that the man of the earth be no more exalted against 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.

Arise, O LORD God † and lift up thine hand; forget not the poor.

The Lessons

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

Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden? And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden: But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die. And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die: For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil. And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat. And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons. And they heard the voice of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day: and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God amongst the trees of the garden. And the LORD God called unto Adam, and said unto him, Where art thou? And he said, I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself. And he said, Who told thee that thou wast naked? Hast thou eaten of the tree, whereof I commanded thee that thou shouldest not eat? And the man said, The woman whom thou gavest to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I did eat. And the LORD God said unto the woman, What is this that thou hast done? And the woman said, The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat. And the LORD God said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life: And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel. Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee. And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life; Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field; In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return. And Adam called his wife's name Eve; because she was the mother of all living. Unto Adam also and to his wife did the LORD God make coats of skins, and clothed them. And the LORD God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever: Therefore the LORD God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from whence he was taken. So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubims, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life.

Here beginneth the 2nd verse of the 4th Chapter of Isaiah

In that day shall the branch of the LORD be beautiful and glorious, and the fruit of the earth shall be excellent and comely for them that are escaped of Israel. And it shall come to pass, that he that is left in Zion, and he that remaineth in Jerusalem, shall be called holy, even every one that is written among the living in Jerusalem: When the Lord shall have washed away the filth of the daughters of Zion, and shall have purged the blood of Jerusalem from the midst thereof by the spirit of judgment, and by the spirit of burning. And the LORD will create upon every dwelling place of mount Zion, and upon her assemblies, a cloud and smoke by day, and the shining of a flaming fire by night: for upon all the glory shall be a defence. And there shall be a tabernacle for a shadow in the day time from the heat, and for a place of refuge, and for a covert from storm and from rain.

Here endeth the First Lesson.

First Canticle

Appointed Canticle    Te Deum    Benedicite

My People shall be satisfied † with my goodness, * saith the Eternal One.

The Song of Moses Cantemus Domino
Exodus 15:1-19

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.
And in the greatness of thine excellency † thou hast overthrown them that rose up against thee: * thou sentest forth thy wrath, which consumed them as stubble.
And with the blast of thy nostrils the waters were gathered together, * the floods stood upright as an heap, and the depths were congealed in the heart of the sea.
The enemy said, † I will pursue, I will overtake, I will divide the spoil; * my lust shall be satisfied upon them; I will draw my sword, my hand shall destroy them.
Thou didst blow with thy wind, the sea covered them: * they sank as lead in the mighty waters.
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.
The people shall hear, and be afraid: * sorrow shall take hold on the inhabitants of Palestina.
Then the dukes of Edom shall be amazed; * the mighty men of Moab, trembling shall take hold upon them; all the inhabitants of Canaan shall melt away.
Fear and dread shall fall upon them; † by the greatness of thine arm they shall be as still as a stone; * till thy people pass over, O Lord, till the people pass over, which thou hast purchased.
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.
For the horse of Pharaoh went in with his chariots and with his horsemen into the sea, * and the Lord brought again the waters of the sea upon them;
But the children of Israel went on dry land * in the midst of the sea.

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 People shall be satisfied † with my goodness, * saith the Eternal One.

We Praise Thee Te Deum laudamus

My People shall be satisfied † with my goodness, * saith the Eternal One.

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.

My People shall be satisfied † with my goodness, * saith the Eternal One.

A Song of Creation Benedicite, omnia opera Domini

Song of the Three Young Men, 35-65

My People shall be satisfied † with my goodness, * saith the Eternal One.

O 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.
O ye heavens, bless ye the Lord; * praise him and magnify him for ever.
O ye waters that be above the firmament, bless ye the Lord; * praise him and magnify him for ever.
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; * praise him and magnify him for ever.
O ye stars of heaven, bless ye the Lord; * praise him and magnify him for ever.
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; * praise him and magnify him for ever.
O ye fire and heat, bless ye the Lord; * praise him and magnify him for ever.
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; * praise him and magnify him for ever.
O ye frost and cold, bless ye the Lord; * praise him and magnify him for ever.
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; * praise him and magnify him for ever.
O ye light and darkness, bless ye the Lord; * praise him and magnify him for ever.
O ye lightnings and clouds, bless ye the Lord; * praise him and magnify him for ever.

O LET the earth bless the Lord; * praise him and magnify him for ever.
O ye mountains and hills, bless ye the Lord; * praise him and magnify him for ever.
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; * praise him and magnify him for ever.
O ye seas and floods, bless ye the Lord; * praise him and magnify him for ever.
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; * praise him and magnify him for ever.
O all ye beasts and cattle, bless ye the Lord; * praise him and magnify him for ever.
O ye children of men, bless ye the Lord; * praise him and magnify him for ever.

O LET Israel bless the Lord; * praise him and magnify him for ever.
O ye Priests of the Lord, bless ye the Lord; * praise him and magnify him for ever.
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; * praise him and magnify him for ever.
O ye holy and humble Men of heart, bless ye the Lord. * praise him and magnify him for ever.

LET us bless the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit; * praise him and magnify him for ever.
Let us bless the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit; * praise him and magnify him for ever.

My People shall be satisfied † with my goodness, * saith the Eternal One.

Here beginneth the 23rd verse of the 2nd Chapter of Mark

And it came to pass, that he went through the corn fields on the sabbath day; and his disciples began, as they went, to pluck the ears of corn. And the Pharisees said unto him, Behold, why do they on the sabbath day that which is not lawful? And he said unto them, Have ye never read what David did, when he had need, and was an hungred, he, and they that were with him? How he went into the house of God in the days of Abiathar the high priest, and did eat the shewbread, which is not lawful to eat but for the priests, and gave also to them which were with him? And he said unto them, The sabbath was made for man, and not man for the sabbath: Therefore the Son of man is Lord also of the sabbath. And he entered again into the synagogue; and there was a man there which had a withered hand. And they watched him, whether he would heal him on the sabbath day; that they might accuse him. And he saith unto the man which had the withered hand, Stand forth. And he saith unto them, Is it lawful to do good on the sabbath days, or to do evil? to save life, or to kill? But they held their peace. And when he had looked round about on them with anger, being grieved for the hardness of their hearts, he saith unto the man, Stretch forth thine hand. And he stretched it out: and his hand was restored whole as the other. And the Pharisees went forth, and straightway took counsel with the Herodians against him, how they might destroy him. But Jesus withdrew himself with his disciples to the sea: and a great multitude from Galilee followed him, and from Judaea, And from Jerusalem, and from Idumaea, and from beyond Jordan; and they about Tyre and Sidon, a great multitude, when they had heard what great things he did, came unto him. And he spake to his disciples, that a small ship should wait on him because of the multitude, lest they should throng him. For he had healed many; insomuch that they pressed upon him for to touch him, as many as had plagues. And unclean spirits, when they saw him, fell down before him, and cried, saying, Thou art the Son of God. And he straitly charged them that they should not make him known.

Here beginneth the 40th verse of the 1st Chapter of Mark

And there came a leper to him, beseeching him, and kneeling down to him, and saying unto him, If thou wilt, thou canst make me clean. And Jesus, moved with compassion, put forth his hand, and touched him, and saith unto him, I will; be thou clean. And as soon as he had spoken, immediately the leprosy departed from him, and he was cleansed. And he straitly charged him, and forthwith sent him away; And saith unto him, See thou say nothing to any man: but go thy way, shew thyself to the priest, and offer for thy cleansing those things which Moses commanded, for a testimony unto them. But he went out, and began to publish it much, and to blaze abroad the matter, insomuch that Jesus could no more openly enter into the city, but was without in desert places: and they came to him from every quarter.

Here endeth the Second Lesson.

Second Canticle

The Song of Zechariah Benedictus Dominus Deus Luke 1: 68-79

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

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.

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

ALMIGHTY God, give us grace that we may cast away the works of darkness, and put upon us the armour of light, now in the time of this mortal life, in which thy Son Jesus Christ came to visit us in great humility; that in the last day, when he shall come again in his glorious majesty to judge both the quick and the dead, we may rise to the life immortal, through him who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Ghost, now and ever. Amen.

¶ This Collect is to be repeated every day, with the other Collects in Advent, until Christmas-day.

A Collect for Peace.

O GOD, who art the author of peace and lover of concord, in knowledge of whom standeth our eternal life, whose service is perfect freedom; Defend us thy humble servants in all assaults of our enemies; that we, surely trusting in thy defence, may not fear the power of any adversaries, through the might of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

A Collect for Grace.

O LORD, our heavenly Father, Almighty and everlasting God, who hast safely brought us to the beginning of this day; Defend us in the same with thy mighty power; and grant that this day we fall into no sin, neither run into any kind of danger; but that all our doings, being ordered by thy governance, may be righteous in thy sight; through Jesus Christ our Lord. 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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