A Western Rite Orthodox Daily Office for 10/1/2020

(1928 BCP, 1892 Psalter, elements from Anglican Breviary)0T1550x

Morning Prayer for Thursday after the 15th Sunday after Trinity

Remigius, Bishop of Rheims, c. 530

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Opening Sentence

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

Opening Versicles & Invitatory

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

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

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

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

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

O COME, let us sing unto the Lord; * let us heartily rejoice in the strength of our salvation.
Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving * and show ourselves glad in him with psalms.

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

For the Lord is a great God, * and a great King above all gods.
In his hand are all the corners of the earth, * and the strength of the hills is his also.
The sea is his, and he made it, * and his hands prepared the dry land.

O come, let us worship.

O come, let us worship and fall down * and kneel before the Lord our Maker.
For he is the Lord our God, * and we are the people of his pasture and the sheep of his hand.

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

O worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness; * let the whole earth stand in awe of him.
For he cometh, for he cometh to judge the earth, * and with righteousness to judge the world and the peoples with his truth.

O come, let us worship.

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

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

The Psalm or Psalms Appointed

But his delight † is in the law of the LORD, and in his law will he exercise himself day and night.

PSALM 1. Beatus vir qui non abiit

  BLESSED is the man that hath not walked in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stood in the way of sinners:
and hath not sat in the seat of the scornful.
2   But his delight is in the law of the LORD:
and in his law will he exercise himself day and night.
3   And he shall be like a tree planted by the waterside:
that will bring forth his fruit in due season.
4   His leaf also shall not wither:
and look, whatsoever he doeth, it shall prosper.
5   As for the ungodly, it is not so with them:
but they are like the chaff, which the wind scattereth away from the face of the earth.
6   Therefore the ungodly shall not be able to stand in the judgment:
neither the sinners in the congregation of the righteous.
7   But the LORD knoweth the way of the righteous:
and the way of the ungodly shall perish.

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.

But his delight † is in the law of the LORD, and in his law will he exercise himself day and night.

Serve the LORD † in fear and rejoice unto him with reverence.

PSALM 2. Quare fremuerunt gentes?

  WHY do the heathen so furiously rage together:
and why do the people imagine a vain thing?
2   The kings of the earth stand up, and the rulers take counsel together:
against the LORD, and against his Anointed:
3   Let us break their bonds asunder:
and cast away their cords from us.
4   He that dwelleth in heaven shall laugh them to scorn:
the Lord shall have them in derision.
5   Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath:
and vex them in his sore displeasure:
6   Yet have I set my King:
upon my holy hill of Sion.
7   I will preach the law, whereof the LORD hath said unto me:
Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee.
8   Desire of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance:
and the utmost parts of the earth for thy possession.
9   Thou shalt bruise them with a rod of iron:
and break them in pieces like a potter's vessel.
10   Be wise now therefore, O ye kings:
be learned, ye that are judges of the earth.
11   Serve the LORD in fear:
and rejoice unto him with reverence.
12   Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and so ye perish from the right way:
if his wrath be kindled, yea but a little. Blessed are all they that put their trust 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.

Serve the LORD † in fear and rejoice unto him with reverence.

But thou, O LORD † art my defender; thou art my worship and the lifter up of my head.

PSALM 3. Domine, quid multiplicati?

  LORD, how are they increased that trouble me:
many are they that rise against me.
2   Many one there be that say of my soul:
There is no help for him in his God.
3   But thou, O LORD, art my defender:
thou art my worship, and the lifter up of my head.
4   I did call upon the LORD with my voice:
and he heard me out of his holy hill.
5   I laid me down and slept, and rose up again:
for the LORD sustained me.
6   I will not be afraid for ten thousands of the people:
that have set themselves against me round about.
7   Up, LORD, and help me, O my God:
for thou smitest all mine enemies upon the cheek-bone; thou hast broken the teeth of the ungodly.
8   Salvation belongeth unto the LORD:
and thy blessing is upon thy people.

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.

But thou, O LORD † art my defender; thou art my worship and the lifter up of my head.

Have mercy upon me † and hearken unto my prayer

PSALM 4. Cum invocarem

  HEAR me when I call, O God of my righteousness:
thou hast set me at liberty when I was in trouble; have mercy upon me, and hearken unto my prayer.
2   O ye sons of men, how long will ye blaspheme mine honour:
and have such pleasure in vanity, and seek after falsehood?
3   Know this also, that the LORD hath chosen to himself the man that is godly:
when I call upon the LORD he will hear me.
4   Stand in awe, and sin not:
commune with your own heart, and in your chamber, and be still.
5   Offer the sacrifice of righteousness:
and put your trust in the LORD.
6   There be many that say:
Who will show us any good?
7   LORD, lift thou up:
the light of thy countenance upon us.
8   Thou hast put gladness in my heart:
since the time that their corn and wine and oil increased.
9   I will lay me down in peace, and take my rest:
for it is thou, LORD, only, that makest me dwell in safety.

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.

Have mercy upon me † and hearken unto my prayer

O hearken thou † unto the voice of my calling my King and my God; for unto thee will I make my prayer.

PSALM 5. Verba mea auribus

  PONDER my words, O LORD:
consider my meditation.
2   O hearken thou unto the voice of my calling, my King and my God:
for unto thee will I make my prayer.
3   My voice shalt thou hear betimes, O LORD:
early in the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee, and will look up.
4   For thou art the God that hast no pleasure in wickedness:
neither shall any evil dwell with thee.
5   Such as be foolish shall not stand in thy sight:
for thou hatest all them that work vanity.
6   Thou shalt destroy them that speak lies:
the LORD will abhor both the blood-thirsty and deceitful man.
7   But as for me, I will come into thine house, even upon the multitude of thy mercy:
and in thy fear will I worship toward thy holy temple.
8   Lead me, O LORD, in thy righteousness, because of mine enemies:
make thy way plain before my face.
9   For there is no faithfulness in his mouth:
their inward parts are very wickedness.
10   Their throat is an open sepulchre:
they flatter with their tongue.
11   Destroy thou them, O God; let them perish through their own imaginations:
cast them out in the multitude of their ungodliness; for they have rebelled against thee.
12   And let all them that put their trust in thee rejoice:
they shall ever be giving of thanks, because thou defendest them; they that love thy Name shall be joyful in thee;
13   For thou, LORD, wilt give thy blessing unto the righteous:
and with thy favourable kindness wilt thou defend him as with a shield.

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 hearken thou † unto the voice of my calling my King and my God; for unto thee will I make my prayer.

Sing we merrily † unto God our strength

PSALM 81. Exultate Deo

  SING we merrily unto God our strength:
make a cheerful noise unto the God of Jacob.
2   Take the psalm, bring hither the tabret:
the merry harp with the lute.
3   Blow up the trumpet in the new moon:
even in the time appointed, and upon our solemn feast-day.
4   For this was made a statute for Israel:
and a law of the God of Jacob.
5   This he ordained in Joseph for a testimony:
when he came out of the land of Egypt, and had heard a strange language.
6   I eased his shoulder from the burden:
and his hands were delivered from making the pots.
7   Thou calledst upon me in troubles, and I delivered thee:
and heard thee what time as the storm fell upon thee.
8   I proved thee also:
at the waters of strife.
9   Hear, O my people, and I will assure thee, O Israel:
if thou wilt hearken unto me,
10   There shall no strange god be in thee:
neither shalt thou worship any other god.
11   I am the LORD thy God, who brought thee out of the land of Egypt:
open thy mouth wide, and I shall fill it.
12   But my people would not hear my voice:
and Israel would not obey me;
13   So I gave them up unto their own hearts' lusts:
and let them follow their own imaginations.
14   O that my people would have hearkened unto me:
for if Israel had walked in my ways,
15   I should soon have put down their enemies:
and turned my hand against their adversaries.
16   The haters of the LORD should have been found liars:
but their time should have endured for ever.
17   He should have fed them also with the finest wheat-flour:
and with honey out of the stony rock should I have satisfied 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.

Sing we merrily † unto God our strength

The Lessons

Here beginneth the 14th verse of the 11th Chapter of 2 Samuel

And it came to pass in the morning, that David wrote a letter to Joab, and sent it by the hand of Uriah. And he wrote in the letter, saying, Set ye Uriah in the forefront of the hottest battle, and retire ye from him, that he may be smitten, and die. And it came to pass, when Joab observed the city, that he assigned Uriah unto a place where he knew that valiant men were. And the men of the city went out, and fought with Joab: and there fell some of the people of the servants of David; and Uriah the Hittite died also. Then Joab sent and told David all the things concerning the war; And charged the messenger, saying, When thou hast made an end of telling the matters of the war unto the king, And if so be that the king's wrath arise, and he say unto thee, Wherefore approached ye so nigh unto the city when ye did fight? knew ye not that they would shoot from the wall? Who smote Abimelech the son of Jerubbesheth? did not a woman cast a piece of a millstone upon him from the wall, that he died in Thebez? why went ye nigh the wall? then say thou, Thy servant Uriah the Hittite is dead also. So the messenger went, and came and showed David all that Joab had sent him for. And the messenger said unto David, Surely the men prevailed against us, and came out unto us into the field, and we were upon them even unto the entering of the gate. And the shooters shot from off the wall upon thy servants; and some of the king's servants be dead, and thy servant Uriah the Hittite is dead also. Then David said unto the messenger, Thus shalt thou say unto Joab, Let not this thing displease thee, for the sword devoureth one as well as another: make thy battle more strong against the city, and overthrow it: and encourage thou him. And when the wife of Uriah heard that Uriah her husband was dead, she mourned for her husband. And when the mourning was past, David sent and fetched her to his house, and she became his wife, and bare him a son. But the thing that David had done displeased the LORD.

Here beginneth the 1st verse of the 2nd Chapter of 1 Kings

Now the days of David drew nigh that he should die; and he charged Solomon his son, saying, I go the way of all the earth: be thou strong therefore, and show thyself a man; And keep the charge of the LORD thy God, to walk in his ways, to keep his statutes, and his commandments, and his judgments, and his testimonies, as it is written in the law of Moses, that thou mayest prosper in all that thou doest, and whithersoever thou turnest thyself: That the LORD may continue his word which he spake concerning me, saying, If thy children take heed to their way, to walk before me in truth with all their heart and with all their soul, there shall not fail thee (said he) a man on the throne of Israel. So David slept with his fathers, and was buried in the city of David. And the days that David reigned over Israel were forty years: seven years reigned he in Hebron, and thirty and three years reigned he in Jerusalem. Then sat Solomon upon the throne of David his father; and his kingdom was established greatly.

Here endeth the First Lesson.

First Canticle

Appointed Canticle    Te Deum    Benedicite

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

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

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

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

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

We Praise Thee Te Deum laudamus

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

We praise thee, O God; we acknowledge thee to be the Lord.
All the earth doth worship thee, the Father everlasting.
To thee all Angels cry aloud,
the Heavens and all the Powers therein.
To thee Cherubim and Seraphim continually do cry:
Holy, holy, holy, Lord God of Sabaoth;
Heaven and earth are full of the majesty of thy glory.
The glorious company of the apostles praise thee.
The goodly fellowship of the prophets praise thee.
The noble army of martyrs praise thee.
The holy Church throughout all the world doth acknowledge thee,
the Father, of an infinite majesty,
thine adorable, true, and only Son,
also the Holy Ghost the Comforter.

Thou art the King of glory, O Christ.
Thou art the everlasting Son of the Father.
When thou tookest upon thee to deliver man,
thou didst humble thyself to be born of a Virgin.
When thou hadst overcome the sharpness of death,
thou didst open the kingdom of heaven to all believers.
Thou sittest at the right hand of God, in the glory of the Father.
We believe that thou shalt come to be our judge.
We therefore pray thee, help thy servants,
whom thou hast redeemed with thy precious blood.
Make them to be numbered with thy saints,
in glory everlasting.

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

A Song of Creation Benedicite, omnia opera Domini

Song of the Three Young Men, 35-65

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

O ALL ye works of the Lord, bless ye the Lord; * praise him and magnify him for ever.
O ye angels of the Lord, bless ye the Lord; * praise him and magnify him for ever.
O ye heavens, bless ye the Lord; * praise him and magnify him for ever.
O ye waters that be above the firmament, bless ye the Lord; * praise him and magnify him for ever.
O all ye powers of the Lord, bless ye the Lord; * praise him and magnify him for ever.
O ye sun and moon, bless ye the Lord; * praise him and magnify him for ever.
O ye stars of heaven, bless ye the Lord; * praise him and magnify him for ever.
O ye showers and dew, bless ye the Lord; * praise him and magnify him for ever.
O ye winds of God, bless ye the Lord; * praise him and magnify him for ever.
O ye fire and heat, bless ye the Lord; * praise him and magnify him for ever.
O ye winter and summer, bless ye the Lord; * praise him and magnify him for ever.
O ye dews and frosts, bless ye the Lord; * praise him and magnify him for ever.
O ye frost and cold, bless ye the Lord; * praise him and magnify him for ever.
O ye ice and snow, bless ye the Lord; * praise him and magnify him for ever.
O ye nights and days, bless ye the Lord; * praise him and magnify him for ever.
O ye light and darkness, bless ye the Lord; * praise him and magnify him for ever.
O ye lightnings and clouds, bless ye the Lord; * praise him and magnify him for ever.

O LET the earth bless the Lord; * praise him and magnify him for ever.
O ye mountains and hills, bless ye the Lord; * praise him and magnify him for ever.
O all ye green things upon the earth, bless ye the Lord; * praise him and magnify him for ever.
O ye wells, bless ye the Lord; * praise him and magnify him for ever.
O ye seas and floods, bless ye the Lord; * praise him and magnify him for ever.
O ye whales and all that move in the waters, bless ye the Lord; * praise him and magnify him for ever.
O all ye fowls of the air, bless ye the Lord; * praise him and magnify him for ever.
O all ye beasts and cattle, bless ye the Lord; * praise him and magnify him for ever.
O ye children of men, bless ye the Lord; * praise him and magnify him for ever.

O LET Israel bless the Lord; * praise him and magnify him for ever.
O ye Priests of the Lord, bless ye the Lord; * praise him and magnify him for ever.
O ye Servants of the Lord, bless ye the Lord; * praise him and magnify him for ever.
O ye Spirits and Souls of the Righteous, bless ye the Lord; * praise him and magnify him for ever.
O ye holy and humble Men of heart, bless ye the Lord. * praise him and magnify him for ever.

LET us bless the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit; * praise him and magnify him for ever.
Let us bless the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit; * praise him and magnify him for ever.

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

Here beginneth the 11th verse of the 15th Chapter of Luke

Likewise, I say unto you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repenteth. And he said, A certain man had two sons: And the younger of them said to his father, Father, give me the portion of goods that falleth to me. And he divided unto them his living. And not many days after the younger son gathered all together, and took his journey into a far country, and there wasted his substance with riotous living. And when he had spent all, there arose a mighty famine in that land; and he began to be in want. And he went and joined himself to a citizen of that country; and he sent him into his fields to feed swine. And he would fain have filled his belly with the husks that the swine did eat: and no man gave unto him. And when he came to himself, he said, How many hired servants of my father's have bread enough and to spare, and I perish with hunger! I will arise and go to my father, and will say unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and before thee, And am no more worthy to be called thy son: make me as one of thy hired servants. And he arose, and came to his father. But when he was yet a great way off, his father saw him, and had compassion, and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him. And the son said unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and in thy sight, and am no more worthy to be called thy son. But the father said to his servants, Bring forth the best robe, and put it on him; and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet: And bring hither the fatted calf, and kill it; and let us eat, and be merry: For this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found. And they began to be merry. Now his elder son was in the field: and as he came and drew nigh to the house, he heard musick and dancing. And he called one of the servants, and asked what these things meant. And he said unto him, Thy brother is come; and thy father hath killed the fatted calf, because he hath received him safe and sound. And he was angry, and would not go in: therefore came his father out, and intreated him. And he answering said to his father, Lo, these many years do I serve thee, neither transgressed I at any time thy commandment: and yet thou never gavest me a kid, that I might make merry with my friends: But as soon as this thy son was come, which hath devoured thy living with harlots, thou hast killed for him the fatted calf. And he said unto him, Son, thou art ever with me, and all that I have is thine. It was meet that we should make merry, and be glad: for this thy brother was dead, and is alive again; and was lost, and is found.

Here beginneth the 1st verse of the 12th Chapter of 2 Corinthians

It is not expedient for me doubtless to glory. I will come to visions and revelations of the Lord. I knew a man in Christ above fourteen years ago, (whether in the body, I cannot tell; or whether out of the body, I cannot tell: God knoweth;) such an one caught up to the third heaven. And I knew such a man, (whether in the body, or out of the body, I cannot tell: God knoweth;) How that he was caught up into paradise, and heard unspeakable words, which it is not lawful for a man to utter. Of such an one will I glory: yet of myself I will not glory, but in mine infirmities. For though I would desire to glory, I shall not be a fool; for I will say the truth: but now I forbear, lest any man should think of me above that which he seeth me to be, or that he heareth of me. And lest I should be exalted above measure through the abundance of the revelations, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, the messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I should be exalted above measure. For this thing I besought the Lord thrice, that it might depart from me. And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ's sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong. I am become a fool in glorying; ye have compelled me: for I ought to have been commended of you: for in nothing am I behind the very chiefest apostles, though I be nothing. Truly the signs of an apostle were wrought among you in all patience, in signs, and wonders, and mighty deeds. For what is it wherein ye were inferior to other churches, except it be that I myself was not burdensome to you? forgive me this wrong.

Here endeth the Second Lesson.

Second Canticle

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

Let us serve the Lord † in holiness, * and he will deliver us out of the hand of our enemies.

BLESSED be the Lord God of Israel, * for he hath visited and redeemed his people;
And hath raised up a mighty salvation for us * in the house of his servant David,
As he spake by the mouth of his holy prophets, * which have been since the world began:
That we should be saved from our enemies, * and from the hand of all that hate us;

To perform the mercy promised to our forefathers, * and to remember his holy covenant;
To perform the oath which he sware to our forefather Abraham, * that he would give us,
That we being delivered out of the hand of our enemies * might serve him without fear,
In holiness and righteousness before him, * all the days of our life.
And thou, child, shalt be called the prophet of the Highest, *
for thou shalt go before the face of the Lord to prepare his ways;
To give knowledge of salvation unto his people * for the remission of their sins,
Through the tender mercy of our God, * whereby the dayspring from on high hath visited us;
To give light to them that sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, * and to guide our feet into the way of peace.

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

Let us serve the Lord † in holiness, * and he will deliver us out of the hand of our enemies.

The Apostles' Creed

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

The Prayers

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

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

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

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

The Collect of the Day

KEEP, we beseech thee, O Lord, thy Church with thy perpetual mercy; and, because the frailty of man without thee cannot but fall, keep us ever by thy help from all things hurtful, and lead us to all things profitable to our salvation; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Commemoration of Remigius, Bishop of Rheims, c. 530

Well done, good and faithful servant, * because thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things, saith the Lord.

O God, who by the teaching of thy faithful servant and bishop Remigius didst turn the nation of the Franks from vain idolatry to the worship of thee, the true and living God, in the fullness of the catholic faith: Grant that we who glory in the name of Christian may show forth our faith in worthy deeds; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Suffrage of All Saints

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

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

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

A Collect for Peace.

O GOD, who art the author of peace and lover of concord, in knowledge of whom standeth our eternal life, whose service is perfect freedom; Defend us thy humble servants in all assaults of our enemies; that we, surely trusting in thy defence, may not fear the power of any adversaries, through the might of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

A Collect for Grace.

O LORD, our heavenly Father, Almighty and everlasting God, who hast safely brought us to the beginning of this day; Defend us in the same with thy mighty power; and grant that this day we fall into no sin, neither run into any kind of danger; but that all our doings, being ordered by thy governance, may be righteous in thy sight; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

2 Cor. xiii. 14.

THE grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Ghost, be with us all evermore. Amen.


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