A Western Rite Orthodox Daily Office for 5/18/2024

(1928 BCP, 1892 Psalter, elements from Anglican Breviary)070270x

Morning Prayer for Saturday after the First Sunday after Easter

Saturday after the First Sunday after Easter

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Opening Sentence

This is the day which the LORD hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it. Psalm cxviii. 24.

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 is risen indeed, 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.

The Lord is risen indeed, 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.

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.

The Lord is risen indeed, 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.

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.

The Lord is risen indeed, Alleluia.

The Psalm or Psalms Appointed

Shew thy servants † thy work and their children thy glory.

PSALM 90. Domine, refugium

  Lord, thou hast been our refuge:
from one generation to another.
2   Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever the earth and the world were made:
thou art God from everlasting, and world without end.
3   Thou turnest man to destruction:
again thou sayest, Come again, ye children of men.
4   For a thousand years in thy sight are but as yesterday:
seeing that is past as a watch in the night.
5   As soon as thou scatterest them they are even as a sleep:
and fade away suddenly like the grass.
6   In the morning it is green, and groweth up:
but in the evening it is cut down, dried up, and withered.
7   For we consume away in thy displeasure:
and are afraid at thy wrathful indignation.
8   Thou hast set our misdeeds before thee:
and our secret sins in the light of thy countenance.
9   For when thou art angry all our days are gone:
we bring our years to an end, as it were a tale that is told.
10   The days of our age are threescore years and ten; and though men be so strong that they come to fourscore years:
yet is their strength then but labour and sorrow; so soon passeth it away, and we are gone.
11   But who regardeth the power of thy wrath:
for even thereafter as a man feareth, so is thy displeasure.
12   O teach us to number our days:
that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.
13   Turn thee again, O LORD, at the last:
and be gracious unto thy servants.
14   O satisfy us with thy mercy, and that soon:
so shall we rejoice and be glad all the days of our life.
15   Comfort us again now after the time that thou hast plagued us:
and for the years wherein we have suffered adversity.
16   Show thy servants thy work:
and their children thy glory.
17   And the glorious majesty of the LORD our God be upon us:
prosper thou the work of our hands upon us; O prosper thou our handy-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.

Shew thy servants † thy work and their children thy glory.

For thou LORD † art my hope.

PSALM 91. Qui habitat

  WHOSO dwelleth under the defence of the Most High:
shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
2   I will say unto the LORD, Thou art my hope, and my stronghold:
my God, in him will I trust.
3   For he shall deliver thee from the snare of the hunter:
and from the noisome pestilence.
4   He shall defend thee under his wings, and thou shalt be safe under his feathers:
his faithfulness and truth shall be thy shield and buckler.
5   Thou shalt not be afraid for any terror by night:
nor for the arrow that flieth by day;
6   For the pestilence that walketh in darkness:
nor for the sickness that destroyeth in the noonday.
7   A thousand shall fall beside thee, and ten thousand at thy right hand:
but it shall not come nigh thee.
8   Yea, with thine eyes shalt thou behold:
and see the reward of the ungodly.
9   For thou, LORD, art my hope:
thou hast set thine house of defence very high.
10   There shall no evil happen unto thee:
neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling.
11   For he shall give his angels charge over thee:
to keep thee in all thy ways.
12   They shall bear thee in their hands:
that thou hurt not thy foot against a stone.
13   Thou shalt go upon the lion and adder:
the young lion and the dragon shalt thou tread under thy feet.
14   Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him:
I will set him up, because he hath known my Name.
15   He shall call upon me, and I will hear him:
yea, I am with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and bring him to honour.
16   With long life will I satisfy him:
and show him my salvation.

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.

For thou LORD † art my hope.

For thou LORD † hast made me glad through thy works.

PSALM 92. Bonum est confiteri

  IT is a good thing to give thanks unto the LORD:
and to sing praises unto thy Name, O Most Highest;
2   To tell of thy loving-kindness early in the morning:
and of thy truth in the night season;
3   Upon an instrument of ten strings, and upon the lute:
upon a loud instrument, and upon the harp.
4   For thou, LORD, hast made me glad through thy works:
and I will rejoice in giving praise for the operations of thy hands.
5   O LORD, how glorious are thy works:
thy thoughts are very deep.
6   An unwise man doth not well consider this:
and a fool doth not understand it.
7   When the ungodly are green as the grass, and when all the workers of wickedness do flourish:
then shall they be destroyed for ever; but thou, Lord, art the most Highest for evermore.
8   For lo, thine enemies, O LORD, lo, thine enemies shall perish:
and all the workers of wickedness shall be destroyed.
9   But my horn shall be exalted like the horn of an unicorn:
for I am anointed with fresh oil.
10   Mine eye also shall see his lust of mine enemies:
and mine ear shall hear his desire of the wicked that arise up against me.
11   The righteous shall flourish like a palm-tree:
and shall spread abroad like a cedar in Libanus.
12   Such as are planted in the house of the LORD:
shall flourish in the courts of the house of our God.
13   They also shall bring forth more fruit in their age:
and shall be fat and well-liking;
14   That they may show how true the LORD my strength is:
and that there is no unrighteousness in him.

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.

For thou LORD † hast made me glad through thy works.

Like as the hart † desireth the water-brooks so longeth my soul after thee O God.

PSALM 42. Quemadmodum

  LIKE as the hart desireth the water-brooks:
so longeth my soul after thee, O God.
2   My soul is athirst for God, yea, even for the living God:
when shall I come to appear before the presence of God?
3   My tears have been my meat day and night:
while they daily say unto me, Where is now thy God?
4   Now when I think thereupon, I pour out my heart by myself:
for I went with the multitude, and brought them forth into the house of God;
5   In the voice of praise and thanksgiving:
among such as keep holy-day.
6   Why art thou so full of heaviness, O my soul:
and why art thou so disquieted within me?
7   Put thy trust in God:
for I will yet give him thanks for the help of his countenance.
8   My God, my soul is vexed within me:
therefore will I remember thee concerning the land of Jordan, and the little hill of Hermon.
9   One deep calleth another, because of the noise of thy water-pipes:
all thy waves and storms are gone over me.
10   The LORD hath granted his loving-kindness in the day-time:
and in the night season did I sing of him, and made my prayer unto the God of my life.
11   I will say unto the God of my strength, Why hast thou forgotten me:
why go I thus heavily, while the enemy oppresseth me?
12   My bones are smitten asunder as with a sword:
while mine enemies that trouble me cast me in the teeth;
13   Namely, while they say daily unto me:
Where is now thy God?
14   Why art thou so vexed, O my soul:
and why art thou so disquieted within me?
15   O put thy trust in God:
for I will yet thank him, which is the help of my countenance, and my God.

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.

Like as the hart † desireth the water-brooks so longeth my soul after thee O God.

For thou art the God † of my strength, why hast thou put me from thee?

PSALM 43. Judica me, Deus

  GIVE sentence with me, O God, and defend my cause against the ungodly people:
O deliver me from the deceitful and wicked man.
2   For thou art the God of my strength; why hast thou put me from thee:
and why go I so heavily, while the enemy oppresseth me?
3   O send out thy light and thy truth, that they may lead me:
and bring me unto thy holy hill, and to thy dwelling.
4   And that I may go unto the altar of God, even unto the God of my joy and gladness:
and upon the harp will I give thanks unto thee, O God, my God.
5   Why art thou so heavy, O my soul:
and why art thou so disquieted within me?
6   O put thy trust in God:
for I will yet give him thanks, which is the help of my countenance, and my God.

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.

For thou art the God † of my strength, why hast thou put me from thee?

The Lessons

Here beginneth the 1st verse of the 34th Chapter of Exodus

And the LORD said unto Moses, Hew thee two tables of stone like unto the first: and I will write upon these tables the words that were in the first tables, which thou brakest. And be ready in the morning, and come up in the morning unto mount Sinai, and present thyself there to me in the top of the mount. And no man shall come up with thee, neither let any man be seen throughout all the mount; neither let the flocks nor herds feed before that mount. And he hewed two tables of stone like unto the first; and Moses rose up early in the morning, and went up unto mount Sinai, as the LORD had commanded him, and took in his hand the two tables of stone. And the LORD descended in the cloud, and stood with him there, and proclaimed the name of the LORD. And the LORD passed by before him, and proclaimed, The LORD, The LORD God, merciful and gracious, long-suffering, and abundant in goodness and truth, Keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, and that will by no means clear the guilty; visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, and upon the children's children, unto the third and to the fourth generation. And Moses made haste, and bowed his head toward the earth, and worshipped. And he said, If now I have found grace in thy sight, O LORD, let my LORD, I pray thee, go among us; for it is a stiffnecked people; and pardon our iniquity and our sin, and take us for thine inheritance. And he said, Behold, I make a covenant: before all thy people I will do marvels, such as have not been done in all the earth, nor in any nation: and all the people among which thou art shall see the work of the LORD: for it is a terrible thing that I will do with thee. Observe thou that which I command thee this day: behold, I drive out before thee the Amorite, and the Canaanite, and the Hittite, and the Perizzite, and the Hivite, and the Jebusite. Take heed to thyself, lest thou make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land whither thou goest, lest it be for a snare in the midst of thee: But ye shall destroy their altars, break their images, and cut down their groves: For thou shalt worship no other god: for the LORD, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God:

Here beginneth the 1st verse of the 17th Chapter of Exodus

And all the congregation of the children of Israel journeyed from the wilderness of Sin, after their journeys, according to the commandment of the LORD, and pitched in Rephidim: and there was no water for the people to drink. Wherefore the people did chide with Moses, and said, Give us water that we may drink. And Moses said unto them, Why chide ye with me? wherefore do ye tempt the LORD? And the people thirsted there for water; and the people murmured against Moses, and said, Wherefore is this that thou hast brought us up out of Egypt, to kill us and our children and our cattle with thirst? And Moses cried unto the LORD, saying, What shall I do unto this people? they be almost ready to stone me. And the LORD said unto Moses, Go on before the people, and take with thee of the elders of Israel; and thy rod, wherewith thou smotest the river, take in thine hand, and go. Behold, I will stand before thee there upon the rock in Horeb; and thou shalt smite the rock, and there shall come water out of it, that the people may drink. And Moses did so in the sight of the elders of Israel. And he called the name of the place Massah, and Meribah, because of the chiding of the children of Israel, and because they tempted the LORD, saying, Is the LORD among us, or not?

Here endeth the First Lesson.

First Canticle

Appointed Canticle    Te Deum    Benedicite

The Eternal One † shall espouse the cause of his People, * and will bethink himself concerning his servants.

The Song of Moses I Audite caeli
Deuteronomy 32:1-21

Give ear, O ye heavens, and I will speak; * and hear, O earth, the words of my mouth.
My doctrine shall drop as the rain, † my speech shall distil as the dew, * as the small rain upon the tender herb, and as the showers upon the grass:
Because I will publish the Name of the Lord: * ascribe ye greatness unto our God.
He is the Rock, his work is perfect: * for all his ways are judgment:
A God of truth and without iniquity, * just and right is he.
They have corrupted themselves, † their spot is not the spot of his children: * they are a perverse and crooked generation.
Do ye thus requite the Lord, O foolish people and unwise? * is not he thy father that hath bought thee? hath he not made thee, and established thee?
Remember the days of old, * consider the years of many generations:
Ask thy father, and he will shew thee; * thy elders, and they will tell thee.
When the Most High divided to the nations their inheritance, * when he separated the sons of Adam,
He set the bounds of the people, * according to the number of the children of Israel.
For the Lord's portion is his people; * Jacob is the lot of his inheritance.
He found him in a desert land, * and in the waste howling wilderness;
He led him about, he instructed him, * he kept him as the apple of his eye.
As an eagle stirreth up her nest, fluttereth over her young, * spreadeth abroad her wings, taketh them, beareth them on her wings:
So the Lord alone did lead him, * and there was no strange god with him.
He made him ride on the high places of the earth, * that he might eat the increase of the fields;
And he made him to suck honey out of the rock, * and oil out of the flinty rock;
Butter of kine, and milk of sheep, * with fat of lambs, and rams of the breed of Bashan,
And goats, with the fat of kidneys of wheat; and thou didst drink the pure blood of the grape.
But Jeshurun waxed fat, and kicked: * thou art waxen fat, thou art grown thick, thou art covered with fatness;
Then he forsook God which made him, and lightly esteemed the Rock of his salvation.
They provoked him to jealousy with strange gods, * with abominations provoked they him to anger.
They sacrificed unto devils, not to God; * to gods whom they knew not, to new gods that came newly up, whom your fathers feared not.
Of the Rock that begat thee thou art unmindful, * and hast forgotten God that formed thee.
And when the Lord saw it, he abhorred them, * because of the provoking of his sons, and of his daughters.
And he said, I will hide my face from them, † I will see what their end shall be: * for they are a very froward generation, children in whom is no faith.
They have moved me to jealousy with that which is not God; * they have provoked me to anger with their vanities:
And I will move them to jealousy with those which are not a people; * I will provoke them to anger with a foolish nation.

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 Eternal One † shall espouse the cause of his People, * and will bethink himself concerning his servants.

We Praise Thee Te Deum laudamus

The Eternal One † shall espouse the cause of his People, * and will bethink himself concerning his servants.

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 Eternal One † shall espouse the cause of his People, * and will bethink himself concerning his servants.

A Song of Creation Benedicite, omnia opera Domini

Song of the Three Young Men, 35-65

The Eternal One † shall espouse the cause of his People, * and will bethink himself concerning his servants.

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 Eternal One † shall espouse the cause of his People, * and will bethink himself concerning his servants.

Here beginneth the 1st verse of the 5th Chapter of 1 Peter

The elders which are among you I exhort, who am also an elder, and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, and also a partaker of the glory that shall be revealed: Feed the flock of God which is among you, taking the oversight thereof, not by constraint, but willingly; not for filthy lucre, but of a ready mind; Neither as being lords over God's heritage, but being ensamples to the flock. And when the chief Shepherd shall appear, ye shall receive a crown of glory that fadeth not away. Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble. Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time: Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you. Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: Whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world. But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you. To him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen. By Silvanus, a faithful brother unto you, as I suppose, I have written briefly, exhorting, and testifying that this is the true grace of God wherein ye stand. The church that is at Babylon, elected together with you, saluteth you; and so doth Marcus my son. Greet ye one another with a kiss of charity. Peace be with you all that are in Christ Jesus. Amen.

Here beginneth the 14th verse of the 4th Chapter of Hebrews

Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession. For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need. For every high priest taken from among men is ordained for men in things pertaining to God, that he may offer both gifts and sacrifices for sins: Who can have compassion on the ignorant, and on them that are out of the way; for that he himself also is compassed with infirmity. And by reason hereof he ought, as for the people, so also for himself, to offer for sins. And no man taketh this honour unto himself, but he that is called of God, as was Aaron. So also Christ glorified not himself to be made an high priest; but he that said unto him, Thou art my Son, to day have I begotten thee. As he saith also in another place, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec. Who in the days of his flesh, when he had offered up prayers and supplications with strong crying and tears unto him that was able to save him from death, and was heard in that he feared; Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered; And being made perfect, he became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey him; Called of God an high priest after the order of Melchisedec. Of whom we have many things to say, and hard to be uttered, seeing ye are dull of hearing. For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that one teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat. For every one that useth milk is unskilful in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe. But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.

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

ALMIGHTY Father, who hast given thine only Son to die for our sins, and to rise again for our justification; Grant us so to put away the leaven of malice and wickedness, that we may always serve thee in pureness of living and truth; through the merits of the same thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Commemoration of First Sunday of Easter

ALMIGHTY Father, who hast given thine only Son to die for our sins, and to rise again for our justification; Grant us so to put away the leaven of malice and wickedness, that we may always serve thee in pureness of living and truth; through the merits of the same thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Commemoration of the Cross

He that was crucified † is risen from the dead; and hath redeemed us, alleluia, alleluia.

℣. Tell it out among the nations, alleluia.

℟. That the Lord reigneth from the Tree, alleluia.

O GOD, who didst will that thy Son should for us undergo the burden of the Cross, that he might deliver us from the power of the enemy: grant unto us servants that we may attain unto the joy of his resurrection. 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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