A Western Rite Orthodox Daily Office for 5/7/2021

(1928 BCP, 1892 Psalter, elements from Anglican Breviary)070160x

Morning Prayer for Friday after Easter

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Opening Sentence

He is risen. The Lord is risen indeed. St. Mark xvi. 6; St. Luke xxiv. 34.

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.

Christ our Passover Pascha nostrum

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.

CHRIST our Passover is sacrificed for us; * therefore let us keep the feast,
Not with old leaven, neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness; * but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.

CHRIST being raised from the dead dieth no more; * death hath no more dominion over him.
For in that he died, he died unto sin once; * but in that he liveth, he liveth unto God.
Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, * but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord. Rom. vi. 9.

CHRIST is risen from the dead, * and become the first fruits of them that slept.
For since by man came death, * by man came also the resurrection of the dead.
For as in Adam all die, * even so in Christ shall all be made alive.

Alleluia, alleluia, 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 35. Judica, Domine

  PLEAD thou my cause, O LORD, with them that strive with me:
and fight thou against them that fight against me.
2   Lay hand upon the shield and buckler:
and stand up to help me.
3   Bring forth the spear, and stop the way against them that persecute me:
say unto my soul, I am thy salvation.
4   Let them be confounded, and put to shame, that I seek after my soul:
let them be turned back, and brought to confusion, that imagine mischief for me.
5   Let them be as the dust before the wind:
and the angel of the LORD scattering them.
6   Let their way be dark and slippery:
and let the angel of the LORD persecute them.
7   For they have privily laid their net to destroy me without a cause:
yea, even without a cause have they made a pit for my soul.
8   Let a sudden destruction come upon him unawares, and his net that he hath laid privily catch himself:
that he may fall into his own mischief.
9   And, my soul, be joyful in the LORD:
it shall rejoice in his salvation.
10   All my bones shall say, LORD, who is like unto thee, who deliverest the poor from him that is too strong for him:
yea, the poor, and him that is in misery, from him that spoileth him?
11   False witnesses did rise up:
they laid to my charge things that I knew not.
12   They rewarded me evil for good:
to the great discomfort of my soul.
13   Nevertheless, when they were sick, I put on sackcloth, and humbled my soul with fasting:
and my prayer shall turn into mine own bosom.
14   I behaved myself as though it had been my friend or my brother:
I went heavily, as one that mourneth for his mother.
15   But in mine adversity they rejoiced, and gathered themselves together:
yea, the very abjects came together against me unawares, making mouths at me, and ceased not.
16   With the flatterers were busy mockers:
who gnashed upon me with their teeth.
17   Lord, how long wilt thou look upon this:
O deliver my soul from the calamities which they bring on me, and my darling from the lions.
18   So will I give thee thanks in the great congregation:
I will praise thee among much people.
19   O let not them that are mine enemies triumph over me ungodly:
neither let them wink with their eyes, that hate me without a cause.
20   And why? their communing is not for peace:
but they imagine deceitful words against them that are quiet in the land.
21   They gaped upon me with their mouths, and said:
Fie on thee! fie on thee! we saw it with our eyes.
22   This thou hast seen, O LORD:
hold not thy tongue then, go not far from me, O Lord.
23   Awake, and stand up to judge my quarrel:
avenge thou my cause, my God and my Lord.
24   Judge me, O LORD my God, according to thy righteousness:
and let them not triumph over me.
25   Let them not say in their hearts, There! there! so would we have it:
neither let them say, We have devoured him.
26   Let them be put to confusion and shame together, that rejoice at my trouble:
let them be clothed with rebuke and dishonour, that boast themselves against me.
27   Let them be glad and rejoice, that favour my righteous dealing:
yea, let them say alway, Blessed be the LORD, who hath pleasure in the prosperity of his servant.
28   And as for my tongue, it shall be talking of thy righteousness:
and of thy praise, all the day long.

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 36. Dixit injustus

  MY heart showeth me the wickedness of the ungodly:
that there is no fear of God before his eyes.
2   For he flattereth himself in his own sight:
until his abominable sin be found out.
3   The words of his mouth are unrighteous and fall of deceit:
he hath left off to behave himself wisely, and to do good.
4   He imagineth mischief upon his bed, and hath set himself in no good way:
neither doth he abhor any thing that is evil.
5   Thy mercy, O LORD, reacheth unto the heavens:
and thy faithfulness unto the clouds.
6   Thy righteousness standeth like the strong mountains:
thy judgments are like the great deep.
7   Thou, LORD, shalt save both man and beast; how excellent is thy mercy, O God:
and the children of men shall put their trust under the shadow of thy wings.
8   They shall be satisfied with the plenteousness of thy house:
and thou shalt give them drink of thy pleasures, as out of the river.
9   For with thee is the well of life:
and in thy light shall we see light.
10   O continue forth thy loving-kindness unto them that know thee:
and thy righteousness unto them that are true of heart.
11   O let not the foot of pride come against me:
and let not the hand of the ungodly cast me down.
12   There are they fallen, all that work wickedness:
they are cast down, and shall not be able to stand.

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 124. Nisi quia Dominus

  IF the LORD himself had not been on our side, now may Israel say:
if the LORD himself had not been on our side, when men rose up against us;
2   They had swallowed us up quick:
when they were so wrathfully displeased at us.
3   Yea, the waters had drowned us:
and the stream had gone over our soul.
4   The deep waters of the proud:
had gone even over our soul.
5   But praised be the LORD:
who hath not given us over for a prey unto their teeth.
6   Our soul is escaped even as a bird out of the snare of the fowler:
the snare is broken, and we are delivered.
7   Our help standeth in the Name of the LORD:
who hath made heaven and 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.

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 125. Qui confidunt

  THEY that put their trust in the LORD shall be even as the mount Sion:
which may not be removed, but standeth fast for ever.
2   The hills stand about Jerusalem:
even so standeth the LORD round about his people, from this time forth for evermore.
3   For the rod of the ungodly cometh not into the lot of the righteous:
lest the righteous put their hand unto wickedness.
4   Do well, O LORD:
unto those that are good and true of heart.
5   As for such as turn back unto their own wickedness:
the LORD shall lead them forth with the evil doers; but peace shall be upon Israel.

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.

His countenance † was like lightning, * and his raiment white as snow, alleluia, alleluia.

PSALM 126. In convertendo

  WHEN the LORD turned again the captivity of Sion:
then were we like unto them that dream.
2   Then was our mouth filled with laughter:
and our tongue with joy.
3   Then said they among the heathen:
The LORD hath done great things for them.
4   Yea, the LORD hath done great things for us already:
whereof we rejoice.
5   Turn our captivity, O LORD:
as the rivers in the south.
6   They that sow in tears:
shall reap in joy.
7   He that now goeth on his way weeping, and beareth forth good seed:
shall doubtless come again with joy, and bring his sheaves with 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.

His countenance † was like lightning, * and his raiment white as snow, alleluia, alleluia.

And the Angel answered † and said unto the women, * Fear not ye, for I know that ye seek Jesus, alleluia.

The Lessons

Here beginneth the 1st verse of the 19th Chapter of Exodus

In the third month, when the children of Israel were gone forth out of the land of Egypt, the same day came they into the wilderness of Sinai. For they were departed from Rephidim, and were come to the desert of Sinai, and had pitched in the wilderness; and there Israel camped before the mount. And Moses went up unto God, and the LORD called unto him out of the mountain, saying, Thus shalt thou say to the house of Jacob, and tell the children of Israel; Ye have seen what I did unto the Egyptians, and how I bare you on eagles' wings, and brought you unto myself. Now therefore, if ye will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto me above all people: for all the earth is mine: And ye shall be unto me a kingdom of priests, and an holy nation. These are the words which thou shalt speak unto the children of Israel. And Moses came and called for the elders of the people, and laid before their faces all these words which the LORD commanded him. And all the people answered together, and said, All that the LORD hath spoken we will do. And Moses returned the words of the people unto the LORD. And the LORD said unto Moses, Lo, I come unto thee in a thick cloud, that the people may hear when I speak with thee, and believe thee for ever. And Moses told the words of the people unto the LORD. And the LORD said unto Moses, Go unto the people, and sanctify them to day and to morrow, and let them wash their clothes, And be ready against the third day: for the third day the LORD will come down in the sight of all the people upon mount Sinai. And thou shalt set bounds unto the people round about, saying, Take heed to yourselves, that ye go not up into the mount, or touch the border of it: whosoever toucheth the mount shall be surely put to death: There shall not an hand touch it, but he shall surely be stoned, or shot through; whether it be beast or man, it shall not live: when the trumpet soundeth long, they shall come up to the mount. And Moses went down from the mount unto the people, and sanctified the people; and they washed their clothes.

Here beginneth the 17th verse of the 65th Chapter of Isaiah

For, behold, I create new heavens and a new earth: and the former shall not be remembered, nor come into mind. But be ye glad and rejoice for ever in that which I create: for, behold, I create Jerusalem a rejoicing, and her people a joy. And I will rejoice in Jerusalem, and joy in my people: and the voice of weeping shall be no more heard in her, nor the voice of crying. There shall be no more thence an infant of days, nor an old man that hath not filled his days: for the child shall die an hundred years old; but the sinner being an hundred years old shall be accursed. And they shall build houses, and inhabit them; and they shall plant vineyards, and eat the fruit of them. They shall not build, and another inhabit; they shall not plant, and another eat: for as the days of a tree are the days of my people, and mine elect shall long enjoy the work of their hands. They shall not labour in vain, nor bring forth for trouble; for they are the seed of the blessed of the LORD, and their offspring with them. And it shall come to pass, that before they call, I will answer; and while they are yet speaking, I will hear. The wolf and the lamb shall feed together, and the lion shall eat straw like the bullock: and dust shall be the serpent's meat. They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain, saith the LORD.

Here endeth the First Lesson.

First Canticle

Appointed Canticle    Te Deum    Benedicite

And for fear of him † the keepers did shake, * and became as dead men, alleluia.

We Praise Thee Te Deum laudamus

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.

And for fear of him † the keepers did shake, * and became as dead men, alleluia.

We Praise Thee Te Deum laudamus

And for fear of him † the keepers did shake, * and became as dead men, 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.

And for fear of him † the keepers did shake, * and became as dead men, alleluia.

A Song of Creation Benedicite, omnia opera Domini

Song of the Three Young Men, 35-65

And for fear of him † the keepers did shake, * and became as dead men, 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.

And for fear of him † the keepers did shake, * and became as dead men, alleluia.

Here beginneth the 32nd verse of the 10th Chapter of Mark

And they were in the way going up to Jerusalem; and Jesus went before them: and they were amazed; and as they followed, they were afraid. And he took again the twelve, and began to tell them what things should happen unto him, Saying, Behold, we go up to Jerusalem; and the Son of man shall be delivered unto the chief priests, and unto the scribes; and they shall condemn him to death, and shall deliver him to the Gentiles: And they shall mock him, and shall scourge him, and shall spit upon him, and shall kill him: and the third day he shall rise again. And James and John, the sons of Zebedee, come unto him, saying, Master, we would that thou shouldest do for us whatsoever we shall desire. And he said unto them, What would ye that I should do for you? They said unto him, Grant unto us that we may sit, one on thy right hand, and the other on thy left hand, in thy glory. But Jesus said unto them, Ye know not what ye ask: can ye drink of the cup that I drink of? and be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with? And they said unto him, We can. And Jesus said unto them, Ye shall indeed drink of the cup that I drink of; and with the baptism that I am baptized withal shall ye be baptized: But to sit on my right hand and on my left hand is not mine to give; but it shall be given to them for whom it is prepared. And when the ten heard it, they began to be much displeased with James and John. But Jesus called them to him, and saith unto them, Ye know that they which are accounted to rule over the Gentiles exercise lordship over them; and their great ones exercise authority upon them. But so shall it not be among you: but whosoever will be great among you, shall be your minister: And whosoever of you will be the chiefest, shall be servant of all. For even the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.

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

John to the seven churches which are in Asia: Grace be unto you, and peace, from him which is, and which was, and which is to come; and from the seven Spirits which are before his throne; And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood, And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen. Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty. I John, who also am your brother, and companion in tribulation, and in the kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ, was in the isle that is called Patmos, for the word of God, and for the testimony of Jesus Christ. I was in the Spirit on the Lord's day, and heard behind me a great voice, as of a trumpet, Saying, I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last: and, What thou seest, write in a book, and send it unto the seven churches which are in Asia; unto Ephesus, and unto Smyrna, and unto Pergamos, and unto Thyatira, and unto Sardis, and unto Philadelphia, and unto Laodicea. And I turned to see the voice that spake with me. And being turned, I saw seven golden candlesticks; And in the midst of the seven candlesticks one like unto the Son of man, clothed with a garment down to the foot, and girt about the paps with a golden girdle. His head and his hairs were white like wool, as white as snow; and his eyes were as a flame of fire; And his feet like unto fine brass, as if they burned in a furnace; and his voice as the sound of many waters. And he had in his right hand seven stars: and out of his mouth went a sharp twoedged sword: and his countenance was as the sun shineth in his strength. And when I saw him, I fell at his feet as dead. And he laid his right hand upon me, saying unto me, Fear not; I am the first and the last: I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.

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

O GOD, who for our redemption didst give thine only-begotten Son to the death of the Cross, and by his glorious resurrection hast delivered us from the power of our enemy; Grant us so to die daily from sin, that we may evermore live with him in the joy of his resurrection; through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.

¶¶ This Collect is to be said daily throughout Easter Week.

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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