A Western Rite Orthodox Daily Office for 1/24/2022

(1928 BCP, 1892 Psalter, elements from Anglican Breviary)040320x

Morning Prayer for Monday after the Third Sunday after the Epiphany

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Opening Sentence

Awake, awake; put on thy strength, O Zion; put on thy beautiful garments, O Jerusalem. Isaiah lii. 1.

Opening Versicles & Invitatory

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

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

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

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

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.

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 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.

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.

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 Psalm or Psalms Appointed

O LORD, I beseech thee, † deliver my soul.

PSALM 116. Dilexi, quoniam

  I AM well pleased:
that the Lord hath heard the voice of my prayer;
2   That he hath inclined his ear unto me:
therefore will I call upon him as long as I live.
3   The snares of death compassed me round about:
and the pains of hell gat hold upon me.
4   I shall find trouble and heaviness, and I will call upon the Name of the Lord:
O LORD, I beseech thee, deliver my soul.
5   Gracious is the LORD, and righteous:
yea, our God is merciful.
6   The LORD preserveth the simple:
I was in misery, and he helped me.
7   Turn again then unto thy rest, O my soul:
for the LORD hath rewarded thee.
8   And why? thou hast delivered my soul from death:
mine eyes from tears, and my feet from falling.
9   I will walk before the LORD:
in the land of the living.
10   I believed, and therefore will I speak; but I was sore troubled:
I said in my haste, All men are liars.
11   What reward shall I give unto the LORD:
for all the benefits that he hath done unto me?
12   I will receive the cup of salvation:
and call upon the Name of the LORD.
13   I will pay my vows now in the presence of all his people:
right dear in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints.
14   Behold, O LORD, how that I am thy servant:
I am thy servant, and the son of thine handmaid; thou hast broken my bonds in sunder.
15   I will offer to thee the sacrifice of thanksgiving:
and will call upon the Name of the LORD.
16   I will pay my vows unto the LORD, in the sight of all his people:
in the courts of the LORD'S house, even in the midst of thee, O Jerusalem. Praise the LORD.

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

O LORD, I beseech thee, † deliver my soul.

The truth of the LORD † endureth for ever.

PSALM 117. Laudate Dominum

  O PRAISE the LORD, all ye heathen:
praise him, all ye nations.
2   For his merciful kindness is ever more and more toward us:
and the truth of the LORD endureth for ever. Praise the LORD.

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

The truth of the LORD † endureth for ever.

The LORD is on my side; † I will not fear what man doeth unto me.

PSALM 118. Confitemini Domino

  O GIVE thanks unto the LORD, for he is gracious:
because his mercy endureth for ever.
2   Let Israel now confess that he is gracious:
and that his mercy endureth for ever.
3   Let the house of Aaron now confess:
that his mercy endureth for ever.
4   Yea, let them now that fear the LORD confess:
that his mercy endureth for ever.
5   I called upon the LORD in trouble:
and the LORD heard me at large.
6   The LORD is on my side:
I will not fear what man doeth unto me.
7   The LORD taketh my part with them that help me:
therefore shall I see my desire upon mine enemies.
8   It is better to trust in the LORD:
than to put any confidence in man.
9   It is better to trust in the LORD:
than to put any confidence in princes.
10   All nations compassed me round about:
but in the Name of the LORD will I destroy them.
11   They kept me in on every side, they kept me in, I say, on every side:
but in the Name of the LORD will I destroy them.
12   They came about me like bees, and are extinct even as the fire among the thorns:
for in the Name of the LORD I will destroy them.
13   Thou hast thrust sore at me, that I might fall:
but the LORD was my help.
14   The LORD is my strength, and my song:
and is become my salvation.
15   The voice of joy and health is in the dwellings of the righteous:
the right hand of the LORD bringeth mighty things to pass.
16   The right hand of the LORD hath the preeminence:
the right hand of the LORD bringeth mighty things to pass.
17   I shall not die, but live:
and declare the works of the LORD.
18   The LORD hath chastened and corrected me:
but he hath not given me over unto death.
19   Open me the gates of righteousness:
that I may go into them, and give thanks unto the LORD.
20   This is the gate of the LORD:
the righteous shall enter into it.
21   I will thank thee, for thou hast heard me:
and art become my salvation.
22   The same stone which the builders refused:
is become the head-stone in the corner.
23   This is the LORD'S doing:
and it is marvellous in our eyes.
24   This is the day which the LORD hath made:
we will rejoice and be glad in it.
25   Help me now, O LORD:
O LORD, send us now prosperity.
26   Blessed be he that cometh in the Name of the LORD:
we have wished you good luck, ye that are of the house of the LORD.
27   God is the LORD, who hath showed us light:
bind the sacrifice with cords, yea, even unto the horns of the altar.
28   Thou art my God, and I will thank thee:
thou art my God, and I will praise thee.
29   O give thanks unto the LORD, for he is gracious:
and his mercy endureth 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.

The LORD is on my side; † I will not fear what man doeth unto me.

Deliver me † from all mine offences and make me not a rebuke unto the foolish.

PSALM 39. Dixi, Custodiam

  I SAID, I will take heed to my ways:
that I offend not in my tongue.
2   I will keep my mouth as it were with a bridle:
while the ungodly is in my sight.
3   I held my tongue, and spake nothing:
I kept silence, yea, even from good words; but it was pain and grief to me.
4   My heart was hot within me; and while I was thus musing the fire kindled:
and at the last I spake with my tongue:
5   LORD, let me know mine end, and the number of my days:
that I may be certified how long I have to live.
6   Behold, thou hast made my days as it were a span long:
and mine age is even as nothing in respect of thee; and verily every man living is altogether vanity.
7   For man walketh in a vain shadow, and disquieteth himself in vain:
he heapeth up riches, and cannot tell who shall gather them.
8   And now, Lord, what is my hope:
truly my hope is even in thee.
9   Deliver me from all mine offences:
and make me not a rebuke unto the foolish.
10   I became dumb, and opened not my mouth:
for it was thy doing.
11   Take thy plague away from me:
I am even consumed by the means of thy heavy hand.
12   When thou with rebukes dost chasten man for sin, thou makest his beauty to consume away, like as it were a moth fretting a garment:
every man therefore is but vanity.
13   Hear my prayer, O LORD, and with thine ears consider my calling:
hold not thy peace at my tears;
14   For I am a stranger with thee, and a sojourner:
as all my fathers were.
15   O spare me a little, that I may recover my strength:
before I go hence, and be no more seen.

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.

Deliver me † from all mine offences and make me not a rebuke unto the foolish.

The Lessons

Here beginneth the 1st verse of the 22nd Chapter of Genesis

And it came to pass after these things, that God did tempt Abraham, and said unto him, Abraham: and he said, Behold, here I am. And he said, Take now thy son, thine only son Isaac, whom thou lovest, and get thee into the land of Moriah; and offer him there for a burnt offering upon one of the mountains which I will tell thee of. And Abraham rose up early in the morning, and saddled his ass, and took two of his young men with him, and Isaac his son, and clave the wood for the burnt offering, and rose up, and went unto the place of which God had told him. Then on the third day Abraham lifted up his eyes, and saw the place afar off. And Abraham said unto his young men, Abide ye here with the ass; and I and the lad will go yonder and worship, and come again to you. And Abraham took the wood of the burnt offering, and laid it upon Isaac his son; and he took the fire in his hand, and a knife; and they went both of them together. And Isaac spake unto Abraham his father, and said, My father: and he said, Here am I, my son. And he said, Behold the fire and the wood: but where is the lamb for a burnt offering? And Abraham said, My son, God will provide himself a lamb for a burnt offering: so they went both of them together. And they came to the place which God had told him of; and Abraham built an altar there, and laid the wood in order, and bound Isaac his son, and laid him on the altar upon the wood. And Abraham stretched forth his hand, and took the knife to slay his son. And the angel of the LORD called unto him out of heaven, and said, Abraham, Abraham: and he said, Here am I. And he said, Lay not thine hand upon the lad, neither do thou any thing unto him: for now I know that thou fearest God, seeing thou hast not withheld thy son, thine only son from me. And Abraham lifted up his eyes, and looked, and behold behind him a ram caught in a thicket by his horns: and Abraham went and took the ram, and offered him up for a burnt offering in the stead of his son. And Abraham called the name of that place Jehovahjireh: as it is said to this day, In the mount of the LORD it shall be seen. And the angel of the LORD called unto Abraham out of heaven the second time, And said, By myself have I sworn, saith the LORD, for because thou hast done this thing, and hast not withheld thy son, thine only son: That in blessing I will bless thee, and in multiplying I will multiply thy seed as the stars of the heaven, and as the sand which is upon the sea shore; and thy seed shall possess the gate of his enemies; And in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed; because thou hast obeyed my voice. So Abraham returned unto his young men, and they rose up and went together to Beersheba; and Abraham dwelt at Beersheba.

Here beginneth the 12th verse of the 10th Chapter of Proverbs

Hatred stirreth up strifes: but love covereth all sins. In the lips of him that hath understanding wisdom is found: but a rod is for the back of him that is void of understanding. Wise men lay up knowledge: but the mouth of the foolish is near destruction. He that hideth hatred with lying lips, and he that uttereth a slander, is a fool. In the multitude of words there wanteth not sin: but he that refraineth his lips is wise. The tongue of the just is as choice silver: the heart of the wicked is little worth. The lips of the righteous feed many: but fools die for want of wisdom.

Here endeth the First Lesson.

First Canticle

Appointed Canticle    Te Deum    Benedicite

Thine anger † is turned away, O Lord, and thou comfortest me.

The Song of Isaiah Confitebor tibi
Isaiah 12:1-6

O Lord, I will praise thee: though thou wast angry with me, * thine anger is turned away, and thou comfortedst me.
Behold, God is my salvation; * I will trust, and not be afraid:
For the Lord Jehovah is my strength and my song; * he also is become my salvation.
Therefore with joy shall ye draw water out of the wells of salvation: * and in that day shall ye say, Praise the Lord, call upon his Name,
Declare his doings among the people, * make mention that his name is exalted.
Sing unto the Lord; for he hath done excellent things: * this is known in all the earth.
Cry out and shout, thou inhabitant of Zion: * for great is the Holy One of Israel in the midst of thee.

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.

Thine anger † is turned away, O Lord, and thou comfortest me.

We Praise Thee Te Deum laudamus

Thine anger † is turned away, O Lord, and thou comfortest me.

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.

Thine anger † is turned away, O Lord, and thou comfortest me.

A Song of Creation Benedicite, omnia opera Domini

Song of the Three Young Men, 35-65

Thine anger † is turned away, O Lord, and thou comfortest me.

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.

Thine anger † is turned away, O Lord, and thou comfortest me.

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

Know ye not, brethren, (for I speak to them that know the law,) how that the law hath dominion over a man as long as he liveth? For the woman which hath an husband is bound by the law to her husband so long as he liveth; but if the husband be dead, she is loosed from the law of her husband. So then if, while her husband liveth, she be married to another man, she shall be called an adulteress: but if her husband be dead, she is free from that law; so that she is no adulteress, though she be married to another man. Wherefore, my brethren, ye also are become dead to the law by the body of Christ; that ye should be married to another, even to him who is raised from the dead, that we should bring forth fruit unto God. For when we were in the flesh, the motions of sins, which were by the law, did work in our members to bring forth fruit unto death. But now we are delivered from the law, that being dead wherein we were held; that we should serve in newness of spirit, and not in the oldness of the letter. What shall we say then? Is the law sin? God forbid. Nay, I had not known sin, but by the law: for I had not known lust, except the law had said, Thou shalt not covet. But sin, taking occasion by the commandment, wrought in me all manner of concupiscence. For without the law sin was dead. For I was alive without the law once: but when the commandment came, sin revived, and I died. And the commandment, which was ordained to life, I found to be unto death. For sin, taking occasion by the commandment, deceived me, and by it slew me. Wherefore the law is holy, and the commandment holy, and just, and good.

Here beginneth the 27th verse of the 1st Chapter of Philippians

Only let your conversation be as it becometh the gospel of Christ: that whether I come and see you, or else be absent, I may hear of your affairs, that ye stand fast in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel; And in nothing terrified by your adversaries: which is to them an evident token of perdition, but to you of salvation, and that of God. For unto you it is given in the behalf of Christ, not only to believe on him, but also to suffer for his sake; Having the same conflict which ye saw in me, and now hear to be in me. If there be therefore any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any bowels and mercies, Fulfil ye my joy, that ye be likeminded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind. Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves. Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others. Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

Here endeth the Second Lesson.

Second Canticle

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

Blessed be † the Lord God of Israel* for he hath visited and redeemed his people.

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.

Blessed be † the Lord God of Israel* for he hath visited and redeemed his people.

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 and everlasting God, mercifully look upon our infirmities, and in all our dangers and necessities stretch forth thy right hand to help and defend us; through Jesus Christ our Lord. 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.

Alma Redemptoris

Alma Redemptoris

Gracious Mother of our Redeemer,
forever abiding, Heaven's gateway, and star of ocean,
O succour the people, who, though falling, strive to rise again.
Thou Maiden who barest thy holy Creator, to the wonder of all nature
Ever Virgin, after, as before thou receivedst that Ave from the mouth of Gabriel;
have compassion on us sinners

V. The angel of the Lord announced unto Mary.
R. And she conceived by the Holy Spirit.

V. After childbirth thou didst remain a virgin.
R. Intercede for us, O Mother of God

Let us pray:
O God, who by the child-bearing of a pure Virgin hast bestowed upon all mankind the rewards of everlasting life: grant, we beseech thee; that we may know the succour of her intercession, through whom we have been found worthy to receive the Author of life, even Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord. Amen.

V. May the divine help remain with us always.
R. And with our absent brethren. Amen.


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