A Western Rite Orthodox Daily Office for 8/11/2022

(1928 BCP, 1892 Psalter, elements from Anglican Breviary)0T0750x

Morning Prayer for Thursday after the Seventh Sunday after Trinity

Tirbutius, Martyr at Rome, 286; and Susanna, Virgin and Martyr at Rome, 298

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Opening Sentence

Thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name is Holy; I dwell in the high and holy place, with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones. Isaiah lvii. 15.

Opening Versicles & Invitatory

℣. O Lord, open thou our lips.
℟. And our mouth shall show forth thy praise.
℣. O God, make speed to save us.
℟. O Lord, make haste to help us.

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

℣. Praise ye the Lord.
℟. The Lord's Name be praised.

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

The Lord who made us, 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 who made us, 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 who made us, 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 who made us, O come, let us worship.

The Psalm or Psalms Appointed

Nevertheless though I am sometime afraid, † yet put I my trust in thee.

PSALM 56. Miserere mei, Deus

  BE merciful unto me, O God, for man goeth about to devour me:
he is daily fighting, and troubling me.
2   Mine enemies are daily in hand to swallow me up:
for they be many that fight against me, O thou most Highest.
3   Nevertheless, though I am sometime afraid:
yet put I my trust in thee.
4   I will praise God, because of his word:
I have put my trust in God, and will not fear what flesh can do unto me.
5   They daily mistake my words:
all that they imagine is to do me evil.
6   They hold all together, and keep themselves close:
and mark my steps, when they lay wait for my soul.
7   Shall they escape for their wickedness:
thou, O God, in thy displeasure shalt cast them down.
8   Thou tellest my wanderings; put my tears into thy bottle:
are not these things noted in thy book?
9   Whensoever I call upon thee, then shall mine enemies be put to flight:
this I know; for God is on my side.
10   In God's word will I rejoice:
in the Lord's word will I comfort me.
11   Yea, in God have I put my trust:
I will not be afraid what man can do unto me.
12   Unto thee, O God, will I pay my vows:
unto thee will I give thanks.
13   For thou hast delivered my soul from death, and my feet from falling:
that I may walk before God in the light of the living.

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.

Nevertheless though I am sometime afraid, † yet put I my trust in thee.

I will call unto the most high God; † even unto the God that shall perform the cause which I have in hand.

PSALM 57. Miserere mei, Deus

  BE merciful unto me, O God, be merciful unto me; for my soul trusteth in thee:
and under the shadow of thy wings shall be my refuge, until this tyranny be overpast.
2   I will call unto the Most High God:
even unto the God that shall perform the cause which I have in hand.
3   He shall send from heaven:
and save me from the reproof of him that would eat me up.
4   God shall send forth his mercy and truth:
my soul is among lions;
5   And I lie even among the children of men, that are set on fire:
whose teeth are spears and arrows, and their tongue a sharp sword.
6   Set up thyself, O God, above the heavens:
and thy glory above all the earth.
7   They have laid a net for my feet, and pressed down my soul:
they have digged a pit before me, and are fallen into the midst of it themselves.
8   My heart is fixed, O God, my heart is fixed:
I will sing and give praise.
9   Awake up, my glory; awake, lute and harp:
I myself will awake right early.
10   I will give thanks unto thee, O Lord, among the people:
and I will sing unto thee among the nations.
11   For the greatness of thy mercy reacheth unto the heavens:
and thy truth unto the clouds.
12   Set up thyself, O God, above the heavens:
and thy glory above all the earth.

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 call unto the most high God; † even unto the God that shall perform the cause which I have in hand.

Verily there is a God † that judgeth the earth.

PSALM 58. Si vere utique

  ARE your minds set upon righteousness, O ye congregation:
and do ye judge the thing that is right, O ye sons of men?
2   Yea, ye imagine mischief in your heart upon the earth:
and your hands deal with wickedness.
3   The ungodly are froward, even from their mother's womb:
as soon as they are born, they go astray, and speak lies.
4   They are as venomous as the poison of a serpent:
even like the deaf adder, that stoppeth her ears;
5   Which refuseth to hear the voice of the charmer:
charm he never so wisely.
6   Break their teeth, O God, in their mouths; smite the jaw-bones of the lions, O LORD:
let them fall away like water that runneth apace; and when they shoot their arrows let them be rooted out.
7   Let them consume away like a snail, and be like the untimely fruit of a woman:
and let them not see the sun.
8   Or ever your pots be made hot with thorns:
so let indignation vex him, even as a thing that is raw.
9   The righteous shall rejoice when he seeth the vengeance:
he shall wash his footsteps in the blood of the ungodly.
10   So that a man shall say, Verily there is a reward for the righteous:
doubtless there is a God that judgeth the earth.

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.

Verily there is a God † that judgeth the earth.

Turn us then, O God † our Saviour, and let thine anger cease from us.

PSALM 85. Benedixisti, Domine

  LORD, thou art become gracious unto thy land:
thou hast turned away the captivity of Jacob.
2   Thou hast forgiven the offence of thy people:
and covered all their sins.
3   Thou hast taken away all thy displeasure:
and turned thyself from thy wrathful indignation.
4   Turn us then, O God our Saviour:
and let thine anger cease from us.
5   Wilt thou be displeased at us for ever:
and wilt thou stretch out thy wrath from one generation to another?
6   Wilt thou not turn again, and quicken us:
that thy people may rejoice in thee?
7   Show us thy mercy, O LORD:
and grant us thy salvation.
8   I will hearken what the LORD God will say concerning me:
for he shall speak peace unto his people, and to his saints, that they turn not again.
9   For his salvation is nigh them that fear him:
that glory may dwell in our land.
10   Mercy and truth are met together:
righteousness and peace have kissed each other.
11   Truth shall flourish out of the earth:
and righteousness hath looked down from heaven.
12   Yea, the LORD shall show loving-kindness:
and our land shall give her increase.
13   Righteousness shall go before him:
and he shall direct his going in the way.

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

Turn us then, O God † our Saviour, and let thine anger cease from us.

The Lessons

Here beginneth the 1st verse of the 4th Chapter of Ruth

Then went Boaz up to the gate, and sat him down there: and, behold, the kinsman of whom Boaz spake came by; unto whom he said, Ho, such a one! turn aside, sit down here. And he turned aside, and sat down. And he took ten men of the elders of the city, and said, Sit ye down here. And they sat down. And he said unto the kinsman, Naomi, that is come again out of the country of Moab, selleth a parcel of land, which was our brother Elimelech's: And I thought to advertise thee, saying, Buy it before the inhabitants, and before the elders of my people. If thou wilt redeem it, redeem it: but if thou wilt not redeem it, then tell me, that I may know: for there is none to redeem it beside thee; and I am after thee. And he said, I will redeem it. Then said Boaz, What day thou buyest the field of the hand of Naomi, thou must buy it also of Ruth the Moabitess, the wife of the dead, to raise up the name of the dead upon his inheritance. And the kinsman said, I cannot redeem it for myself, lest I mar mine own inheritance: redeem thou my right to thyself; for I cannot redeem it. Now this was the manner in former time in Israel concerning redeeming and concerning changing, for to confirm all things; a man plucked off his shoe, and gave it to his neighbor: and this was a testimony in Israel. Therefore the kinsman said unto Boaz, Buy it for thee. So he drew off his shoe. And Boaz said unto the elders, and unto all the people, Ye are witnesses this day, that I have bought all that was Elimelech's, and all that was Chilion's and Mahlon's, of the hand of Naomi. Moreover Ruth the Moabitess, the wife of Mahlon, have I purchased to be my wife, to raise up the name of the dead upon his inheritance, that the name of the dead be not cut off from among his brethren, and from the gate of his place: ye are witnesses this day. And all the people that were in the gate, and the elders, said, We are witnesses. The LORD make the woman that is come into thine house like Rachel and like Leah, which two did build the house of Israel: and do thou worthily in Ephratah, and be famous in Bethlehem: And let thy house be like the house of Pharez, whom Tamar bare unto Judah, of the seed which the LORD shall give thee of this young woman. So Boaz took Ruth, and she was his wife: and when he went in unto her, the LORD gave her conception, and she bare a son. And the women said unto Naomi, Blessed be the LORD, which hath not left thee this day without a kinsman, that his name may be famous in Israel. And he shall be unto thee a restorer of thy life, and a nourisher of thine old age: for thy daughter in law, which loveth thee, which is better to thee than seven sons, hath born him. And Naomi took the child, and laid it in her bosom, and became nurse unto it. And the women her neighbors gave it a name, saying, There is a son born to Naomi; and they called his name Obed: he is the father of Jesse, the father of David.

Here beginneth the 22nd verse of the 9th Chapter of 1 Samuel

And Samuel took Saul and his servant, and brought them into the parlor, and made them sit in the chiefest place among them that were bidden, which were about thirty persons. And Samuel said unto the cook, Bring the portion which I gave thee, of which I said unto thee, Set it by thee. And the cook took up the shoulder, and that which was upon it, and set it before Saul. And Samuel said, Behold that which is left! set it before thee, and eat: for unto this time hath it been kept for thee since I said, I have invited the people. So Saul did eat with Samuel that day. And when they were come down from the high place into the city, Samuel communed with Saul upon the top of the house. And they arose early: and it came to pass about the spring of the day, that Samuel called Saul to the top of the house, saying, Up, that I may send thee away. And Saul arose, and they went out both of them, he and Samuel, abroad. And as they were going down to the end of the city, Samuel said to Saul, Bid the servant pass on before us, (and he passed on), but stand thou still a while, that I may show thee the word of God.

Here endeth the First Lesson.

First Canticle

Appointed Canticle    Te Deum    Benedicite

The Lord Eternal † is my strength and my song, * for to me he is become salvation.

The Song of Jeremiah Audite verbum
Jeremiah 31:10-14

Hear the word of the Lord, O ye nations, * and declare it in the isles afar off,
And say, He that scattered Israel will gather him, * and keep him, as a shepherd doth his flock.
For the Lord hath redeemed Jacob, * and ransomed him from the hand of him that was stronger than he.
Therefore they shall come and sing in the height of Zion, * and shall flow together to the goodness of the Lord,
For wheat, and for wine, and for oil, * and for the young of the flock and of the herd:
And their soul shall be as a watered garden; * and they shall not sorrow any more at all.
Then shall the virgin rejoice in the dance, * both young men and old together:
For I will turn their mourning into joy, * and will comfort them, and make them rejoice from their sorrow.
And I will satiate the soul of the priests with fatness, * and my people shall be satisfied with my goodness, saith 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 Lord Eternal † is my strength and my song, * for to me he is become salvation.

We Praise Thee Te Deum laudamus

The Lord Eternal † is my strength and my song, * for to me he is become salvation.

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.

The Lord Eternal † is my strength and my song, * for to me he is become salvation.

A Song of Creation Benedicite, omnia opera Domini

Song of the Three Young Men, 35-65

The Lord Eternal † is my strength and my song, * for to me he is become salvation.

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.

The Lord Eternal † is my strength and my song, * for to me he is become salvation.

Here beginneth the 1st verse of the 23rd Chapter of Matthew

Then spake Jesus to the multitude, and to his disciples, Saying The scribes and the Pharisees sit in Moses' seat: All therefore whatsoever they bid you observe, that observe and do; but do not ye after their works: for they say, and do not. For they bind heavy burdens and grievous to be borne, and lay them on men's shoulders; but they themselves will not move them with one of their fingers. But all their works they do for to be seen of men: they make broad their phylacteries, and enlarge the borders of their garments, And love the uppermost rooms at feasts, and the chief seats in the synagogues, And greetings in the markets, and to be called of men, Rabbi, Rabbi. But be not ye called Rabbi: for one is your Master, even Christ; and all ye are brethren. And call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven. Neither be ye called masters: for one is your Master, even Christ. But he that is greatest among you shall be your servant. And whosoever shall exalt himself shall be abased; and he that shall humble himself shall be exalted.

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

And it came to pass, as he went into the house of one of the chief Pharisees to eat bread on the sabbath day, that they watched him. And, behold, there was a certain man before him which had the dropsy. And Jesus answering spake unto the lawyers and Pharisees, saying, Is it lawful to heal on the sabbath day? And they held their peace. And he took him, and healed him, and let him go; And answered them, saying, Which of you shall have an ass or an ox fallen into a pit, and will not straightway pull him out on the sabbath day? And they could not answer him again to these things. And he put forth a parable to those which were bidden, when he marked how they chose out the chief rooms; saying unto them. When thou art bidden of any man to a wedding, sit not down in the highest room; lest a more honourable man than thou be bidden of him; And he that bade thee and him come and say to thee, Give this man place; and thou begin with shame to take the lowest room. But when thou art bidden, go and sit down in the lowest room; that when he that bade thee cometh, he may say unto thee, Friend, go up higher: then shalt thou have worship in the presence of them that sit at meat with thee. For whosoever exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted. Then said he also to him that bade him, When thou makest a dinner or a supper, call not thy friends, nor thy brethren, neither thy kinsmen, nor thy rich neighbours; lest they also bid thee again, and a recompence be made thee. But when thou makest a feast, call the poor, the maimed, the lame, the blind: And thou shalt be blessed; for they cannot recompense thee: for thou shalt be recompensed at the resurrection of the just.

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

LORD of all power and might, who art the author and giver of all good things; Graft in our hearts the love of thy Name, increase in us true religion, nourish us with all goodness, and of thy great mercy keep us in the same; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Commemoration of Tirbutius, Martyr at Rome, 286; and Susanna, Virgin and Martyr at Rome, 298

Even the very hairs * of your head are all numbered; fear not therefore; ye are of more value than many sparrows

Almighty God, who gave to thy servants Tirbutius and Susanna boldness to confess the Name of our Savior Jesus Christ before the rulers of this world, and courage to die for this faith: Grant that we may always be ready to give a reason for the hope that is in us, and to suffer gladly for the sake of our Lord Jesus Christ; who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Suffrage of All Saints

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

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

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

A Collect for Peace.

O GOD, 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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