A Western Rite Orthodox Daily Office for 5/20/2022

(1928 BCP, 1892 Psalter, elements from Anglican Breviary)070460x

Morning Prayer for Friday after the Third 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

The Angel of the Lord † descended from heaven, * and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat upon it, alleluia, alleluia.

PSALM 102. Domine, exaudi

  HEAR my prayer, O LORD:
and let my crying come unto thee.
2   Hide not thy face from me in the time of my trouble:
incline thine ear unto me when I call:
3   For my days are consumed away like smoke:
and my bones are burnt up as it were a firebrand.
4   My heart is smitten down, and withered like grass:
so that I forget to eat my bread.
5   For the voice of my groaning:
my bones will scarce cleave to my flesh.
6   I am become like a pelican in the wilderness:
and like an owl that is in the desert.
7   I have watched, and am even as it were a sparrow:
that sitteth alone upon the housetop.
8   Mine enemies revile me all the day long:
and they that are mad upon me are sworn together against me.
9   For I have eaten ashes as it were bread:
and mingled my drink with weeping;
10   And that, because of thine indignation and wrath:
for thou hast taken me up, and cast me down.
11   My days are gone like a shadow:
and I am withered like grass.
12   But thou, O LORD, shalt endure for ever:
and thy remembrance throughout all generations.
13   Thou shalt arise, and have mercy upon Sion:
for it is time that thou have mercy upon her, yea, the time is come.
14   And why? thy servants think upon her stones:
and it pitieth them to see her in the dust.
15   The heathen shall fear thy Name, O LORD:
and all the kings of the earth thy majesty;
16   When the LORD shall build up Sion:
and when his glory shall appear;
17   When he turneth him unto the prayer of the poor destitute:
and despiseth not their desire.
18   This shall be written for those that come after:
and the people which shall be born shall praise the LORD.
19   For he hath looked down from his sanctuary:
out of the heaven did the LORD behold the earth;
20   That he might hear the mournings of such as are in captivity:
and deliver the children appointed unto death;
21   That they may declare the Name of the LORD in Sion:
and his worship at Jerusalem;
22   When the people are gathered together:
and the kingdoms also, to serve the LORD.
23   He brought down my strength in my journey:
and shortened my days.
24   But I said, O my God, take me not away in the midst of mine age:
as for thy years, they endure throughout all generations.
25   Thou, Lord, in the beginning hast laid the foundation of the earth:
and the heavens are the work of thy hands.
26   They shall perish, but thou shalt endure:
they all shall wax old as doth a garment;
27   And as a vesture shalt thou change them, and they shall be changed:
but thou art the same, and thy years shall not fail.
28   The children of thy servants shall continue:
and their seed shall stand fast in thy sight.

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 Angel of the Lord † descended from heaven, * and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat upon it, alleluia, alleluia.

And behold, † there was a great earthquake,* for the Angel of the Lord descended from heaven, alleluia.

PSALM 103. Benedic, anima mea

  PRAISE the LORD, O my soul:
and all that is within me, praise his holy Name.
2   Praise the LORD, O my soul:
and forget not all his benefits:
3   Who forgiveth all thy sin:
and healeth all thine infirmities;
4   Who saveth thy life from destruction:
and crowneth thee with mercy and loving-kindness;
5   Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things:
making thee young and lusty as an eagle.
6   The LORD executeth righteousness and judgment:
for all them that are oppressed with wrong.
7   He showed his ways unto Moses:
his works unto the children of Israel.
8   The LORD is full of compassion and mercy:
long-suffering, and of great goodness.
9   He will not alway be chiding:
neither keepeth he his anger for ever.
10   He hath not dealt with us after our sins:
nor rewarded us according to our wickednesses.
11   For look how high the heaven is in comparison of the earth:
so great is his mercy also toward them that fear him.
12   Look how wide also the east is from the west:
so far hath he set our sins from us.
13   Yea, like as a father pitieth his own children:
even so is the LORD merciful unto them that fear him.
14   For he knoweth whereof we are made:
he remembereth that we are but dust.
15   The days of man are but as grass:
for he flourisheth as a flower of the field.
16   For as soon as the wind goeth over it, it is gone:
and the place thereof shall know it no more.
17   But the merciful goodness of the LORD endureth for ever and ever upon them that fear him:
and his righteousness upon children's children;
18   Even upon such as keep his covenant:
and think upon his commandments to do them.
19   The LORD hath prepared his seat in heaven:
and his kingdom ruleth over all.
20   O praise the LORD, ye angels of his, ye that excel in strength:
ye that fulfil his commandment, and hearken unto the voice of his words.
21   O praise the LORD, all ye his hosts:
ye servants of his that do his pleasure.
22   O speak good of the LORD, all ye works of his, in all places of his dominion:
praise thou the LORD, O my soul.

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 behold, † there was a great earthquake,* for the Angel of the Lord descended from heaven, alleluia.

The Angel of the Lord † descended from heaven, * and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat upon it, alleluia, alleluia.

PSALM 94. Deus ultionum

  O LORD God, to whom vengeance belongeth:
thou God, to whom vengeance belongeth, show I thyself.
2   Arise, thou Judge of the world:
and reward the proud after their deserving.
3   LORD, how long shall the ungodly:
how long shall the ungodly triumph?
4   How long shall all wicked doers speak so disdainfully:
and make such proud boasting?
5   They smite down thy people, O LORD:
and trouble thine heritage.
6   They murder the widow and the stranger:
and put the fatherless to death.
7   And yet they say, Tush, the LORD shall not see:
neither shall the God of Jacob regard it.
8   Take heed, ye unwise among the people:
O ye fools, when will ye understand?
9   He that planted the ear, shall he not hear:
or he that made the eye, shall he not see?
10   Or he that nurtureth the heathen:
it is he that teacheth man knowledge; shall not he punish?
11   The LORD knoweth the thoughts of man:
that they are but vain.
12   Blessed is the man whom thou chastenest, O LORD:
and teachest him in thy law;
13   That thou mayest give him patience in time of adversity:
until the pit be digged up for the ungodly.
14   For the LORD will not fail his people:
neither will he forsake his inheritance.
15   Until righteousness turn again unto judgment:
all such as are true in heart shall follow it.
16   Who will rise up with me against the wicked:
or who will take my part against the evil doers?
17   If the LORD had not helped me:
it had not failed, but my soul had been put to silence.
18   But when I said, My foot hath slipt:
thy mercy, O LORD, held me up.
19   In the multitude of the sorrows that I had in my heart:
thy comforts have refreshed my soul.
20   Wilt thou have any thing to do with the stool of wickedness:
which imagineth mischief as a law?
21   They gather them together against the soul of the righteous:
and condemn the innocent blood.
22   But the LORD is my refuge:
and my God is the strength of my confidence.
23   He shall recompense them their wickedness, and destroy them in their own malice:
yea, the LORD our God shall destroy them.

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

The Angel of the Lord † descended from heaven, * and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat upon it, alleluia, alleluia.

And behold, † there was a great earthquake,* for the Angel of the Lord descended from heaven, alleluia.

The Lessons

Here beginneth the 26th verse of the 14th Chapter of Numbers

And the LORD spake unto Moses and unto Aaron, saying, How long shall I bear with this evil congregation, which murmur against me? I have heard the murmurings of the children of Israel, which they murmur against me. Say unto them, As truly as I live, saith the LORD, as ye have spoken in mine ears, so will I do to you: Your carcasses shall fall in this wilderness; and all that were numbered of you, according to your whole number, from twenty years old and upward which have murmured against me. Doubtless ye shall not come into the land, concerning which I sware to make you dwell therein, save Caleb the son of Jephunneh, and Joshua the son of Nun. But your little ones, which ye said should be a prey, them will I bring in, and they shall know the land which ye have despised. But as for you, your carcasses, they shall fall in this wilderness. And your children shall wander in the wilderness forty years, and bear your whoredoms, until your carcasses be wasted in the wilderness. After the number of the days in which ye searched the land, even forty days, each day for a year, shall ye bear your iniquities, even forty years, and ye shall know my breach of promise. I the LORD have said, I will surely do it unto all this evil congregation, that are gathered together against me: in this wilderness they shall be consumed, and there they shall die. And the men, which Moses sent to search the land, who returned, and made all the congregation to murmur against him, by bringing up a slander upon the land, Even those men that did bring up the evil report upon the land, died by the plague before the LORD. But Joshua the son of Nun, and Caleb the son of Jephunneh, which were of the men that went to search the land, lived still. And Moses told these sayings unto all the children of Israel: and the people mourned greatly. And they rose up early in the morning, and gat them up into the top of the mountain, saying, Lo, we be here, and will go up unto the place which the LORD hath promised: for we have sinned. And Moses said, Wherefore now do ye transgress the commandment of the LORD? but it shall not prosper. Go not up, for the LORD is not among you; that ye be not smitten before your enemies. For the Amalekites and the Canaanites are there before you, and ye shall fall by the sword: because ye are turned away from the LORD, therefore the LORD will not be with you. But they presumed to go up unto the hill top: nevertheless the ark of the covenant of the LORD, and Moses, departed not out of the camp. Then the Amalekites came down, and the Canaanites which dwelt in that hill, and smote them, and discomfited them, even unto Hormah.

Here beginneth the 7th verse of the 33rd Chapter of Exodus

And Moses took the tabernacle, and pitched it without the camp, afar off from the camp, and called it the Tabernacle of the congregation. And it came to pass, that every one which sought the LORD went out unto the tabernacle of the congregation, which was without the camp. And it came to pass, when Moses went out unto the tabernacle, that all the people rose up, and stood every man at his tent door, and looked after Moses, until he was gone into the tabernacle. And it came to pass, as Moses entered into the tabernacle, the cloudy pillar descended, and stood at the door of the tabernacle, and the Lord talked with Moses. And all the people saw the cloudy pillar stand at the tabernacle door: and all the people rose up and worshipped, every man in his tent door. And the LORD spake unto Moses face to face, as a man speaketh unto his friend. And he turned again into the camp: but his servant Joshua, the son of Nun, a young man, departed not out of the tabernacle. And Moses said unto the LORD, See, thou sayest unto me, Bring up this people: and thou hast not let me know whom thou wilt send with me. Yet thou hast said, I know thee by name, and thou hast also found grace in my sight. Now therefore, I pray thee, if I have found grace in thy sight, show me now thy way, that I may know thee, that I may find grace in thy sight: and consider that this nation is thy people. And he said, My presence shall go with thee, and I will give thee rest. And he said unto him, If thy presence go not with me, carry us not up hence. For wherein shall it be known here that I and thy people have found grace in thy sight? is it not in that thou goest with us? so shall we be separated, I and thy people, from all the people that are upon the face of the earth. And the LORD said unto Moses, I will do this thing also that thou hast spoken: for thou hast found grace in my sight, and I know thee by name. And he said, I beseech thee, show me thy glory. And he said, I will make all my goodness pass before thee, and I will proclaim the name of the LORD before thee; and will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and will show mercy on whom I will show mercy. And he said, Thou canst not see my face: for there shall no man see me, and live. And the LORD said, Behold, there is a place by me, and thou shalt stand upon a rock: And it shall come to pass, while my glory passeth by, that I will put thee in a cleft of the rock, and will cover thee with my hand while I pass by: And I will take away mine hand, and thou shalt see my back parts: but my face shall not be seen.

Here endeth the First Lesson.

First Canticle

Appointed Canticle    Te Deum    Benedicite

Alleluia, † Alleluia, Alleluia.

The Song of Habakkuk Domine audivi
Habakkuk 3:2-19

O Lord, I have heard thy speech, * and was afraid:
O Lord, revive thy work in the midst of the years, † in the midst of the years make known; * in wrath remember mercy.
God came from Teman, * and the Holy One from mount Paran.
His glory covered the heavens, * and the earth was full of his praise.
And his brightness was as the light; † he had horns coming out of his hand:
and there was the hiding of his power.
Before him went the pestilence, * and burning coals went forth at his feet.
He stood, and measured the earth: * he beheld, and drove asunder the nations;
And the everlasting mountains were scattered, † the perpetual hills did bow: * his ways are everlasting.
I saw the tents of Cushan in affliction: * and the curtains of the land of Midian did tremble.
Was the Lord displeased against the rivers? * was thine anger against the rivers?
Was thy wrath against the sea, * that thou didst ride upon thine horses and thy chariots of salvation?
Thy bow was made quite naked, * according to the oaths of the tribes, even thy word.
Thou didst cleave the earth with rivers: * the mountains saw thee, and they trembled:
The overflowing of the water passed by: * the deep uttered his voice, and lifted up his hands on high.
The sun and moon stood still in their habitation: * at the light of thine arrows they went, and at the shining of thy glittering spear.
Thou didst march through the land in indignation, * thou didst thresh the heathen in anger.
Thou wentest forth for the salvation of thy people, * even for salvation with thine Anointed;
Thou woundedst the head out of the house of the wicked, * by discovering the foundation unto the neck.
Thou didst strike through with his staves the head of his villages: * they came out as a whirlwind to scatter me: their rejoicing was as to devour the poor secretly.
Thou didst walk through the sea with thine horses, * through the heap of great waters.
When I heard, my belly trembled; * my lips quivered at the voice:
Rottenness entered into my bones, * and I trembled in myself, that I might rest in the day of trouble:
When he cometh up unto the people, * he will invade them with his troops.
Although the fig tree shall not blossom, * neither shall fruit be in the vines;
The labour of the olive shall fail, * and the fields shall yield no meat;
The flock shall be cut off from the fold, * and there shall be no herd in the stalls:
Yet I will rejoice in the Lord, * I will joy in the God of my salvation.
The Lord God is my strength, and he will make my feet like hinds' feet, * and he will make me to walk upon mine high places.

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, † Alleluia, Alleluia.

We Praise Thee Te Deum laudamus

Alleluia, † Alleluia, 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.

Alleluia, † Alleluia, Alleluia.

A Song of Creation Benedicite, omnia opera Domini

Song of the Three Young Men, 35-65

Alleluia, † Alleluia, 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.

Alleluia, † Alleluia, Alleluia.

Here beginneth the 17th verse of the 4th Chapter of Ephesians

This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that ye henceforth walk not as other Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their mind, Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart: Who being past feeling have given themselves over unto lasciviousness, to work all uncleanness with greediness. But ye have not so learned Christ; If so be that ye have heard him, and have been taught by him, as the truth is in Jesus: That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts; And be renewed in the spirit of your mind; And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness. Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbour: for we are members one of another. Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath: Neither give place to the devil. Let him that stole steal no more: but rather let him labour, working with his hands the thing which is good, that he may have to give to him that needeth. Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers. And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption. Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice: And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you.

Here beginneth the 1st verse of the 11th Chapter of Hebrews

Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. For by it the elders obtained a good report. Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear. By faith Abel offered unto God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, by which he obtained witness that he was righteous, God testifying of his gifts: and by it he being dead yet speaketh. By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death; and was not found, because God had translated him: for before his translation he had this testimony, that he pleased God. But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him. By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house; by the which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith. By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and he went out, not knowing whither he went. By faith he sojourned in the land of promise, as in a strange country, dwelling in tabernacles with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise: For he looked for a city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God. Through faith also Sara herself received strength to conceive seed, and was delivered of a child when she was past age, because she judged him faithful who had promised. Therefore sprang there even of one, and him as good as dead, so many as the stars of the sky in multitude, and as the sand which is by the sea shore innumerable. These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of them, and embraced them, and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth. For they that say such things declare plainly that they seek a country. And truly, if they had been mindful of that country from whence they came out, they might have had opportunity to have returned. But now they desire a better country, that is, an heavenly: wherefore God is not ashamed to be called their God: for he hath prepared for them a city.

Here endeth the Second Lesson.

Second Canticle

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

Through the tender mercy † of our God, * the Day-Spring from on high hath visited us.

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.

Through the tender mercy † of our God, * the Day-Spring from on high hath visited us.

The Apostles' Creed

I BELIEVE in God the Father Almighty,
Maker of heaven and earth:
And in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord:
Who was conceived by the Holy Ghost,
Born of the Virgin Mary:
Suffered under Pontius Pilate,
Was crucified, dead, and buried:
He descended into hell;
The third day he rose again from the dead:
He ascended into heaven,
And sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty:
From thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Ghost:
The holy Catholic Church;
The Communion of Saints:
The Forgiveness of sins:
The Resurrection of the body:
And the Life everlasting. Amen.

The Prayers

℣. The Lord be with you.
℟. And with thy spirit.
℣. Let us pray.

℣. Lord, have mercy upon us.℣. Kyrie eleison
℟. Christ, have mercy upon us. or  ℟. Christe eleison
℣. Lord, have mercy upon us.℣. Kyrie eleison

Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy Name,
thy kingdom come,
thy will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory,
for ever and ever. Amen.

℣. O Lord, show thy mercy upon us.
℟. And grant us thy salvation.
℣. O Lord, save the State.
℟. And mercifully hear us when we call upon thee.
℣. Endue thy Ministers with righteousness.
℟. And make thy chosen people joyful.
℣. O Lord, save thy people.
℟. And bless thine inheritance.
℣. Give peace in our time, O Lord.
℟. For it is thou, Lord, only, that makest us dwell in safety.
℣. O God, make clean our hearts within us.
℟. And take not thy Holy Spirit from us.

The Collect of the Day

ALMIGHTY God, who showest to them that are in error the light of thy truth, to the intent that they may return into the way of righteousness; Grant unto all those who are admitted into the fellowship of Christ's Religion, that they may avoid those things that are contrary to their profession, and follow all such things as are agreeable to the same; through our Lord Jesus Christ. 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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