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Daily Office Readings

Week of Sunday, March-11-2012
Tuesday



Daily Evening Prayer: Rite One

Officiant begins with the following:

I will bless the Lord, who giveth me counsel; my heart teacheth me, night after night. I have set the Lord always before me; because he is at my right hand, I shall not fall. Psalm 16:7,8


Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ. Philippians 1:2


Confession of Sin
Officiant says to the people:
Dear friends in Christ, here in the presence of Almighty God, let us kneel in silence, and with penitent and obedient hearts confess our sins, so that we may obtain forgiveness by his infinite goodness and mercy.

or this

Let us humbly confess our sins unto Almighty God.

Silence may be kept.
Officiant and People together, all kneeling

Almighty and most merciful Father,
we have erred and strayed from thy ways like lost sheep,
we have followed too much the devices and desires of our own hearts,
we have offended against thy holy laws,
we have left undone those things which we ought to have done,
and we have done those things which we ought not to have done.
But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us,
spare thou those who confess their faults,
restore thou those who are penitent,
according to thy promises declared unto mankind
in Christ Jesus our Lord;
and grant, O most merciful Father, for his sake,
that we may hereafter live a godly, righteous, and sober life,
to the glory of thy holy Name. Amen.

The Priest alone stands and says*

The Almighty and merciful Lord grant you absolution and remission of all your sins, true repentance, amendment of life, and the grace and consolation of his Holy Spirit. Amen.

*A deacon or lay person using the preceding form remains kneeling, and substitutes "us" for "you" and "our" for "your."

The Invitatory and Psalter
All stand
Officiant O God, make speed to save us.
People O Lord, make haste to help us.

Officiant and People

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

O Gracious Light Phos hilaron

O gracious Light,
pure brightness of the everliving Father in heaven,
O Jesus Christ, holy and blessed!

Now as we come to the setting of the sun,
and our eyes behold the vesper light,
we sing thy praises, O God:  Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

Thou art worthy at all times to be praised by happy voices,
O Son of God, O Giver of life,
and to be glorified through all the worlds.
then follows

The Psalm or Psalms Appointed:

Psalm 78:40-72

Part 2
40Quoties exacerbaverunt
41How often the people disobeyed him in the wilderness * and offended him in the desert!
42Again and again they tempted God * and provoked the Holy One of Israel.
43They did not remember his power * in the day when he ransomed them from the enemy;
44How he wrought his signs in Egypt * and his omens in the field of Zoan.
45He turned their rivers into blood, * so that they could not drink of their streams.
46He sent swarms of flies among them, which ate them up, * and frogs, which destroyed them.
47He gave their crops to the caterpillar, * the fruit of their toil to the locust.
48 He killed their vines with hail * and their sycamores with frost.
49He delivered their cattle to hailstones * and their livestock to hot thunderbolts.
50He poured out upon them his blazing anger: * fury, indignation, and distress, a troop of destroying angels.
51He gave full rein to his anger; he did not spare their souls from death; * but delivered their lives to the plague.
52He struck down all the firstborn of Egypt, * the flower of manhood in the dwellings of Ham.
53He led out his people like sheep * and guided them in the wilderness like a flock.
54He led them to safety, and they were not afraid; * but the sea overwhelmed their enemies.
55He brought them to his holy land, * the mountain his right hand had won.
56He drove out the Canaanites before them and apportioned an inheritance to them by lot; * he made the tribes of Israel to dwell in their tents.
57But they tested the Most High God, and defied him, * and did not keep his commandments.
58They turned away and were disloyal like their fathers; * they were undependable like a warped bow.
59They grieved him with their hill-altars * they provoked his displeasure with their idols.
60When God heard this, he was angry * and utterly rejected Israel.
61He forsook the shrine at Shiloh, * the tabernacle where he had lived among his people.
62He delivered the ark into captivity, * his glory into the adversary's hand.
63He gave his people to the sword * and was angered against his inheritance.
64The fire consumed their young men; * there were no wedding songs for their maidens.
65Their priests fell by the sword, * and their widows made no lamentation.
66Then the LORD woke as though from sleep, * like a warrior refreshed with wine.
67He struck his enemies on the backside * and put them to perpetual shame.
68He rejected the tent of Joseph * and did not choose the tribe of Ephraim;
69He chose instead the tribe of Judah * and Mount Zion, which he loved.
70He built his sanctuary like the heights of heaven, * like the earth which he founded for ever.
71He chose David his servant, * and took him away from the sheepfolds.
72 He brought him from following the ewes, * to be a shepherd over Jacob his people and over Israel his inheritance.

At the end of the Psalm is sung or said

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

The Gospel

Reader: A reading from the Gospel according to St. Mark.

Mark 6:1-13
1Then He went out from there and came to His own country, and His disciples followed Him. 2And when the Sabbath had come, He began to teach in the synagogue. And many hearing Him were astonished, saying, "Where did this Man get these things? And what wisdom is this which is given to Him, that such mighty works are performed by His hands! 3Is this not the carpenter, the Son of Mary, and brother of James, Joses, Judas, and Simon? And are not His sisters here with us?" So they were offended at Him. 4But Jesus said to them, "A prophet is not without honor except in his own country, among his own relatives, and in his own house." 5Now He could do no mighty work there, except that He laid His hands on a few sick people and healed them. 6And He marveled because of their unbelief. Then He went about the villages in a circuit, teaching. 7And He called the twelve to Himself, and began to send them out two by two, and gave them power over unclean spirits. 8He commanded them to take nothing for the journey except a staff-no bag, no bread, no copper in their money belts- 9but to wear sandals, and not to put on two tunics. 10Also He said to them, "In whatever place you enter a house, stay there till you depart from that place. 11And whoever will not receive you nor hear you, when you depart from there, shake off the dust under your feet as a testimony against them. Assuredly, I say to you, it will be more tolerable for Sodom and Gomorrah in the day of judgment than for that city!" 12So they went out and preached that people should repent. 13And they cast out many demons, and anointed with oil many who were sick, and healed them. -- NKJV

Reader: The Word of the Lord.
People: Thanks be to God.

The Song of Mary Magnificat
Luke 1:46-55

My soul doth magnify the Lord, *
 and my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Savior.

For he hath regarded *
 the lowliness of his handmaiden.

For behold from henceforth *
 all generations shall call me blessed.

For he that is mighty hath magnified me, *
 and holy is his Name.

And his mercy is on them that fear him *
 throughout all generations.

He hath showed strength with his arm; *
 he hath scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts.

He hath put down the mighty from their seat, *
 and hath exalted the humble and meek.

He hath filled the hungry with good things, *
 and the rich he hath sent empty away.

He remembering his mercy hath holpen his servant Israel, *
 as he promised to our forefathers,
 Abraham and his seed for ever.

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

-OR-

The Song of Simeon Nunc dimittis
Luke 2:29-32

Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace, *
 according to thy word;

For mine eyes have seen thy salvation, *
 which thou hast prepared before the face of all people,

To be a light to lighten the Gentiles, *
 and to be the glory of thy people Israel.

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

The Apostles' Creed
Officiant and People together, all standing

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 People stand or kneel

Officiant
The Lord be with you.
People
And with thy spirit.
Officiant
Let us pray.

Officiant and People
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. 
Then follows one of these sets of Suffrages

A
V. O Lord, show thy mercy upon us;
R. And grant us thy salvation.
V. Endue thy ministers with righteousness;
R. And make thy chosen people joyful.
V. Give peace, O Lord, in all the world;
R. For only in thee can we live in safety.
V. Lord, keep this nation under thy care;
R. And guide us in the way of justice and truth.
V. Let thy way be known upon earth;
R. Thy saving health among all nations.
V. Let not the needy, O Lord, be forgotten;
R. Nor the hope of the poor be taken away.
V. Create in us clean hearts, O God;
R. And sustain us with thy Holy Spirit.

or this

B
That this evening may be holy, good, and peaceful,
We entreat thee, O Lord.

That thy holy angels may lead us in paths of peace and goodwill,
We entreat thee, O Lord.

That we may be pardoned and forgiven for our sins and offenses,
We entreat thee, O Lord.

That there may be peace to thy Church and to the whole world,
We entreat thee, O Lord.

That we may depart this life in thy faith and fear, and not be condemned before the great judgment seat of Christ,
We entreat thee, O Lord.

That we may be bound together by thy Holy Spirit in the communion of [____________ and] all thy saints, entrusting one another and all our life to Christ,
We entreat thee, O Lord.

The Officiant then says the following Collects

The Collect of the Day:

Third Sunday in Lent
Almighty God, who seest that we have no power of ourselves to help ourselves: Keep us both outwardly in our bodies and inwardly in our souls, that we may be defended from all adversities which may happen to the body, and from all evil thoughts which may assault and hurt the soul; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen

A Collect for Peace
O God, from whom all holy desires, all good counsels, and all just works do proceed: Give unto thy servants that peace which the world cannot give, that our hearts may be set to obey thy commandments, and also that by thee, we, being defended from the fear of all enemies, may pass our time in rest and quietness; through the merits of Jesus Christ our Savior. Amen.

Then, unless the Eucharist or a form of general intercession is to follow, the following prayer for mission is added.

Prayer for Mission
O God and Father of all, whom the whole heavens adore: Let the whole earth also worship thee, all nations obey thee, all tongues confess and bless thee, and men and women every- where love thee and serve thee in peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Here may be sung a hymn or anthem.

Authorized intercessions and thanksgivings may follow.

Before the close of the Office one or both of the following may be used

The General Thanksgiving
Officiant and People

Almighty God, Father of all mercies,
we thine unworthy servants 
do give thee most humble and hearty thanks
for all thy goodness and loving-kindness
to us and to all men.
We bless thee for our creation, preservation,
and all the blessings of this life;
but above all for thine inestimable love
in the redemption of the world by our Lord Jesus Christ;
for the means of grace, and for the hope of glory.
And, we beseech thee, 
give us that due sense of all thy mercies,
that our hearts may be unfeignedly thankful;
and that we show forth thy praise,
not only with our lips, but in our lives,
by giving up our selves to thy service,
and by walking before thee
in holiness and righteousness all our days;
through Jesus Christ our Lord,
to whom, with thee and the Holy Spirit,
be all honor and glory, world without end.  Amen. 

A Prayer of St. Chrysostom

Almighty God, who hast given us grace at this time with one
accord to make our common supplication unto thee; and
hast promised through thy well-beloved Son that when two
or three are gathered together in his Name thou wilt be in the 
midst of them:  Fulfill now, O Lord, the desires and petitions
of thy servants as may be best for us; granting us in this 
world knowledge of thy truth, and in the world to come life 
everlasting.  Amen.

Then may be said
Let us bless the Lord.
Thanks be to God.

Officiant concludes with:

May the God of hope fill us with all joy and peace in believing through the power of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Romans 15:13


 

 

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