A Western Rite Orthodox Daily Office for 6/12/2021

(1928 BCP, 1892 Psalter, elements from Anglican Breviary)070670x

Morning Prayer for Saturday after the Ascension

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Opening Sentence

Seeing that we have a great High Priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need. Heb. iv. 14, 16.

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

Alleluia, Christ the Lord who was taken up into heaven, O come Let us worship, alleluia.

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.

Alleluia, Christ the Lord who was taken up into heaven, O come Let us worship, alleluia.

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, alleluia.

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.

Alleluia, Christ the Lord who was taken up into heaven, O come Let us worship, alleluia.

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, alleluia.

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.

Alleluia, Christ the Lord who was taken up into heaven, O come Let us worship, alleluia.

The Psalm or Psalms Appointed

Ye men of Galilee, † why stand ye gazing up into heaven? * This same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner. Alleluia.

PSALM 62. Nonne Deo?

  MY soul truly waiteth still upon God:
for of him cometh my salvation.
2   He verily is my strength and my salvation:
he is my defence, so that I shall not greatly fall.
3   How long will ye imagine mischief against every man:
ye shall be slain all the sort of you; yea, as a tottering wall shall ye be, and like a broken hedge.
4   Their device is only how to put him out whom God will exalt:
their delight is in lies; they give good words with their mouth, but curse with their heart.
5   Nevertheless, my soul, wait thou still upon God:
for my hope is in him.
6   He truly is my strength and my salvation:
he is my defence, so that I shall not fall.
7   In God is my health and my glory:
the rock of my might; and in God is my trust.
8   O put your trust in him alway, ye people:
pour out your hearts before him, for God is our hope.
9   As for the children of men, they are but vanity:
the children of men are deceitful upon the weights; they are altogether lighter than vanity itself.
10   O trust not in wrong and robbery; give not yourselves unto vanity:
if riches increase, set not your heart upon them.
11   God spake once, and twice I have also heard the same:
that power belongeth unto God;
12   And that thou, Lord, art merciful:
for thou rewardest every man according to his work.

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.

Ye men of Galilee, † why stand ye gazing up into heaven? * This same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner. Alleluia.

And while † they looked steadfastly towards heaven, * as he went up, they sang Alleluia.

PSALM 63. Deus, Deus meus

  O GOD, thou art my God:
early will I seek thee.
2   My soul thirsteth for thee; my flesh also longeth after thee:
in a barren and dry land where no water is.
3   Thus have I looked for thee in holiness:
that I might behold thy power and glory.
4   For thy loving-kindness is better than the life itself:
my lips shall praise thee.
5   As long as I live will I magnify thee in this manner:
and lift up my hands in thy Name.
6   My soul shall be satisfied, even as it were with marrow and fatness:
when my mouth praiseth thee with joyful lips.
7   Have I not remembered thee in my bed:
and thought upon thee when I was waking?
8   Because thou hast been my helper:
therefore under the shadow of thy wings will I rejoice.
9   My soul hangeth upon thee:
thy right hand hath upholden me.
10   These also that seek the hurt of my soul:
they shall go under the earth.
11   Let them fall upon the edge of the sword:
that they may be a portion for foxes.
12   But the King shall rejoice in God; all they also that swear by him shall be commended:
for the mouth of them that speak lies shall be stopped.

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.

And while † they looked steadfastly towards heaven, * as he went up, they sang Alleluia.

And he lifted up his hands † and blessed them, * and was taken up into heaven, alleluia.

PSALM 64. Exaudi, Deus

  HEAR my voice, O God, in my prayer:
preserve my life from fear of the enemy.
2   Hide me from the gathering together of the froward:
and from the insurrection of wicked doers;
3   Who have whet their tongue like a sword:
and shoot out their arrows, even bitter words;
4   That they may privily shoot at him that is perfect:
suddenly do they hit him, and fear not.
5   They encourage themselves in mischief:
and commune among themselves, how they may lay snares; and say, that no man shall see them.
6   They imagine wickedness, and practise it:
that they keep secret among themselves, every man in the deep of his heart.
7   But God shall suddenly shoot at them with a swift arrow:
that they shall be wounded.
8   Yea, their own tongues shall make them fall:
insomuch that whoso seeth them shall laugh them to scorn.
9   And all men that see it shall say, This hath God done:
for they shall perceive that it is his work.
10   The righteous shall rejoice in the LORD, and put his trust in him:
and all they that are true of heart shall be glad.

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.

And he lifted up his hands † and blessed them, * and was taken up into heaven, alleluia.

Ye men of Galilee, † why stand ye gazing up into heaven? * This same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner. Alleluia.

PSALM 45. Eructavit cor meum

  MY heart is inditing of a good matter:
I speak of the things which I have made unto the King.
2   My tongue is the pen:
of a ready writer.
3   Thou art fairer than the children of men:
full of grace are thy lips, because God hath blessed thee for ever.
4   Gird thee with thy sword upon thy thigh, O thou Most Mighty:
according to thy worship and renown.
5   Good luck have thou with thine honour:
ride on, because of the word of truth, of meekness, and righteousness; and thy right hand shall teach thee terrible things.
6   Thy arrows are very sharp, and the people shall be subdued unto thee:
even in the midst among the King's enemies.
7   Thy seat, O God, endureth for ever:
the sceptre of thy kingdom is a right sceptre.
8   Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated iniquity:
wherefore God, even thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows.
9   All thy garments smell of myrrh, aloes, and cassia:
out of the ivory palaces, whereby they have made thee glad.
10   Kings' daughters were among thy honourable women:
upon thy right hand did stand the queen in a vesture of gold, wrought about with divers colours.
11   Hearken, O daughter, and consider, incline thine ear:
forget also thine own people, and thy father's house.
12   So shall the King have pleasure in thy beauty:
for he is thy Lord God, and worship thou him.
13   And the daughter of Tyre shall be there with a gift:
like as the rich also among the people shall make their supplication before thee.
14   The King's daughter is all glorious within:
her clothing is of wrought gold.
15   She shall be brought unto the King in raiment of needlework:
the virgins that be her fellows shall bear her company, and shall be brought unto thee.
16   With joy and gladness shall they be brought:
and shall enter into the King's palace.
17   Instead of thy fathers, thou shalt have children:
whom thou mayest make princes in all lands.
18   I will remember thy Name from one generation to another:
therefore shall the people give thanks unto thee, world without end.

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.

Ye men of Galilee, † why stand ye gazing up into heaven? * This same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner. Alleluia.

And while † they looked steadfastly towards heaven, * as he went up, they sang Alleluia.

The Lessons

Here beginneth the 36th verse of the 22nd Chapter of Numbers

And when Balak heard that Balaam was come, he went out to meet him unto a city of Moab, which is in the border of Arnon, which is in the utmost coast. And Balak said unto Balaam, Did I not earnestly send unto thee to call thee? wherefore camest thou not unto me? am I not able indeed to promote thee to honor? And Balaam said unto Balak, Lo, I am come unto thee: have I now any power at all to say any thing? the word that God putteth in my mouth, that shall I speak. And Balaam went with Balak, and they came unto Kirjathhuzoth. And Balak offered oxen and sheep, and sent to Balaam, and to the princes that were with him. And it came to pass on the morrow, that Balak took Balaam, and brought him up into the high places of Baal, that thence he might see the utmost part of the people. And Balaam said unto Balak, Build me here seven altars, and prepare me here seven oxen and seven rams. And Balak did as Balaam had spoken; and Balak and Balaam offered on every altar a bullock and a ram. And Balaam said unto Balak, Stand by thy burnt offering, and I will go: peradventure the LORD will come to meet me: and whatsoever he showeth me I will tell thee. And he went to an high place. And God met Balaam: and he said unto him, I have prepared seven altars, and I have offered upon every altar a bullock and a ram. And the LORD put a word in Balaam's mouth, and said, Return unto Balak, and thus thou shalt speak. And he returned unto him, and, lo, he stood by his burnt sacrifice, he, and all the princes of Moab. And he took up his parable, and said, Balak the king of Moab hath brought me from Aram, out of the mountains of the east, saying, Come, curse me Jacob, and come, defy Israel. How shall I curse, whom God hath not cursed? or how shall I defy, whom the LORD hath not defied? For from the top of the rocks I see him, and from the hills I behold him: lo, the people shall dwell alone, and shall not be reckoned among the nations. Who can count the dust of Jacob, and the number of the fourth part of Israel? Let me die the death of the righteous, and let my last end be like his! And Balak said unto Balaam, What hast thou done unto me? I took thee to curse mine enemies, and, behold, thou hast blessed them altogether. And he answered and said, Must I not take heed to speak that which the LORD hath put in my mouth? And Balak said unto him, Come, I pray thee, with me unto another place, from whence thou mayest see them: thou shalt see but the utmost part of them, and shalt not see them all: and curse me them from thence. And he brought him into the field of Zophim, to the top of Pisgah, and built seven altars, and offered a bullock and a ram on every altar. And he said unto Balak, Stand here by thy burnt offering, while I meet the LORD yonder. And the LORD met Balaam, and put a word in his mouth, and said, Go again unto Balak, and say thus. And when he came to him, behold, he stood by his burnt offering, and the princes of Moab with him. And Balak said unto him, What hath the LORD spoken? And he took up his parable, and said, Rise up, Balak, and hear; hearken unto me, thou son of Zippor: God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good? Behold, I have received commandment to bless: and he hath blessed; and I cannot reverse it. He hath not beheld iniquity in Jacob, neither hath he seen perverseness in Israel: the LORD his God is with him, and the shout of a king is among them. God brought them out of Egypt; he hath as it were the strength of an unicorn. Surely there is no enchantment against Jacob, neither is there any divination against Israel: according to this time it shall be said of Jacob and of Israel, What hath God wrought! Behold, the people shall rise up as a great lion, and lift up himself as a young lion: he shall not lie down until he eat of the prey, and drink the blood of the slain. And Balak said unto Balaam, Neither curse them at all, nor bless them at all. But Balaam answered and said unto Balak, Told not I thee, saying, All that the LORD speaketh, that I must do?

Here beginneth the 1st verse of the 49th Chapter of Genesis

And Jacob called unto his sons, and said, Gather yourselves together, that I may tell you that which shall befall you in the last days. Gather yourselves together, and hear, ye sons of Jacob; and hearken unto Israel your father. Judah, thou art he whom thy brethren shall praise: thy hand shall be in the neck of thine enemies; thy father's children shall bow down before thee. Judah is a lion's whelp: from the prey, my son, thou art gone up: he stooped down, he couched as a lion, and as an old lion; who shall rouse him up? The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come; and unto him shall the gathering of the people be.

Here endeth the First Lesson.

First Canticle

Appointed Canticle    Te Deum    Benedicite

Praise ye the King of kings, † and magnify him for ever: * yea, sing a hymn to God, alleluia.

The Canticle of the Son of Sirach Miserere nostri, Deus
Ecclesiasticus 36:1-14

Have mercy upon us, O Lord God of all, and behold us:* and send thy fear upon all the nations that seek not after thee.
Lift up thy hand against the strange nations, * and let them see thy power.
As thou wast sanctified in us before them: * so be thou magnified among them before us.
And let them know thee, as we have known thee, * that there is no God but only thou, O God.
Shew new signs, and make other strange wonders: * glorify thy hand and thy right arm, that they may set forth thy wondrous works.
Raise up indignation, and pour out wrath: * take away the adversary, and destroy the enemy.
Make the time short, remember the covenant, * and let them declare thy wonderful works.
Let him that escapeth be consumed by the rage of the fire; * and let them perish that oppress the people.
Smite in sunder the heads of the rulers of the heathen, * that say, There is none other but we.
Gather all the tribes of Jacob together, * and inherit thou them, as from the beginning.

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 King of kings, † and magnify him for ever: * yea, sing a hymn to God, alleluia.

We Praise Thee Te Deum laudamus

Praise ye the King of kings, † and magnify him for ever: * yea, sing a hymn to God, alleluia.

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.

Praise ye the King of kings, † and magnify him for ever: * yea, sing a hymn to God, alleluia.

A Song of Creation Benedicite, omnia opera Domini

Song of the Three Young Men, 35-65

Praise ye the King of kings, † and magnify him for ever: * yea, sing a hymn to God, alleluia.

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.

Praise ye the King of kings, † and magnify him for ever: * yea, sing a hymn to God, alleluia.

Here beginneth the 1st verse of the 7th Chapter of Hebrews

For this Melchisedec, king of Salem, priest of the most high God, who met Abraham returning from the slaughter of the kings, and blessed him; To whom also Abraham gave a tenth part of all; first being by interpretation King of righteousness, and after that also King of Salem, which is, King of peace; Without father, without mother, without descent, having neither beginning of days, nor end of life; but made like unto the Son of God; abideth a priest continually. Now consider how great this man was, unto whom even the patriarch Abraham gave the tenth of the spoils. And verily they that are of the sons of Levi, who receive the office of the priesthood, have a commandment to take tithes of the people according to the law, that is, of their brethren, though they come out of the loins of Abraham: But he whose descent is not counted from them received tithes of Abraham, and blessed him that had the promises. And without all contradiction the less is blessed of the better. And here men that die receive tithes; but there he receiveth them, of whom it is witnessed that he liveth. And as I may so say, Levi also, who receiveth tithes, payed tithes in Abraham. For he was yet in the loins of his father, when Melchisedec met him. If therefore perfection were by the Levitical priesthood, (for under it the people received the law,) what further need was there that another priest should rise after the order of Melchisedec, and not be called after the order of Aaron? For the priesthood being changed, there is made of necessity a change also of the law. For he of whom these things are spoken pertaineth to another tribe, of which no man gave attendance at the altar. For it is evident that our Lord sprang out of Juda; of which tribe Moses spake nothing concerning priesthood. And it is yet far more evident: for that after the similitude of Melchisedec there ariseth another priest, Who is made, not after the law of a carnal commandment, but after the power of an endless life. For he testifieth, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec. For there is verily a disannulling of the commandment going before for the weakness and unprofitableness thereof. For the law made nothing perfect, but the bringing in of a better hope did; by the which we draw nigh unto God. And inasmuch as not without an oath he was made priest: (For those priests were made without an oath; but this with an oath by him that said unto him, The Lord sware and will not repent, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec:) By so much was Jesus made a surety of a better testament. And they truly were many priests, because they were not suffered to continue by reason of death: But this man, because he continueth ever, hath an unchangeable priesthood. Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them. For such an high priest became us, who is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, and made higher than the heavens; Who needeth not daily, as those high priests, to offer up sacrifice, first for his own sins, and then for the people's: for this he did once, when he offered up himself. For the law maketh men high priests which have infirmity; but the word of the oath, which was since the law, maketh the Son, who is consecrated for evermore.

Here beginneth the 13th verse of the 2nd Chapter of 2 Thessalonians

But we are bound to give thanks alway to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth: Whereunto he called you by our gospel, to the obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, brethren, stand fast, and hold the traditions which ye have been taught, whether by word, or our epistle. Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God, even our Father, which hath loved us, and hath given us everlasting consolation and good hope through grace, Comfort your hearts, and stablish you in every good word and work.

Here endeth the Second Lesson.

Second Canticle

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

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.

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.

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

GRANT, we beseech thee, Almighty God, that like as we do believe thy only-begotten Son our Lord Jesus Christ to have ascended into the heavens; so we may also in heart and mind thither ascend, and with him continually dwell, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Ghost, one God, world without end. Amen.

¶ This Collect is to be said daily throughout the Octave.

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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