Night Prayer (Compline) ↑. Structure. Preparation. The minister asks a blessing on the life of all God’s holy people. Authorized Prayers of Penitence may be. COMPLINE. This Service may be used when Evening Prayer has been previously said. All standing up, the Minister shall say: THE Lord Almighty grant us a. The ancient office of Compline derives its name from a Latin word meaning ‘ completion’ (completorium). It is above all a service of quietness and reflection.
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Cyprian and Clement of Alexandria the custom of reciting a prayer before sleep, in which practice we find the most remote origin of our Compline. Then shall the Minister and people say together the Confession and the Prayer for Forgiveness following. We will lay us down in peace and take our rest; Answer. If a Priest be present, he shall stand and pronounce the following Absolution: Among Lutherans, Compline has re-emerged as an alternative to Vespers.
An Order for Compline
O Lord, show thy mercy upon us; Answer. For it is thou, Lord, only, that makest us dwell in safety.
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Vouchsafe, O Lord, to keep us this night without sin; O Lord, have mercy upon us, have bvp upon us. Praise ye the Lord; Answer.
And lead us not into temptation; But deliver us from evil. BE present, O merciful God, and protect us through the silent hours of this night, so that copline who are wearied by the changes and chances of this fleeting world, may repose upon thy eternal changelessness; through Jesus Christ our Lord. NOW the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant, make you perfect complline every good work to do his will, working In you that which is well-pleasing In his sight; through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory for ever and ever.
The Almighty and merciful Lord, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost, bless and preserve us this night and for evermore. The Peace Hour Armenian: This Service may be used when Evening Prayer has been previously said. There are also particular days such as certain ForefeastsAfterfeasts, and days during the Pentecostarion that have special Canons for Compline composed for them. Blessed art thou, O Lord, in the firmament of heaven; Answer. Christ, have mercy upon us.
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The Hour of Compline, such as it appeared in the Roman Breviary prior to the Second Vatican Council, may be divided into several parts, viz. After this, there is a Litany and the veneration of Icons ocmpline relics. I will lay me down in peace, and take my rest: It is the usage in some localities to combine these two services, with abbreviations, into a single service. In many monasteries it is the custom to begin the “Great Silence” after Compline, during which the whole community, including guests, observes silence throughout the night until the morning service the next day.
The Office always ends with a mutual asking of forgiveness. Wherefore we pray God to have mercy upon us.
The Daily Office from The Mission of St. Clare
I commend my spirit. 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.
The Collect for Protection. Look down, O Lord, from thy heavenly throne, illuminate the darkness of this night with thy celestial brightness, and from the children of light banish the deeds of darkness; through Jesus Christ our Lord.
And after that these Prayers following, all devoutly kneeling: The Almighty and most merciful Lord guard us and give us his blessing.
Lighten our darkness, we beseech thee, O Lord; and by thy great mercy defend us from all perils and dangers of this night; for the love of thy only Son, our Saviour, Jesus Christ. Hear me when I call, O God of my bfp Outline of the Rest Hour: And let our cry come unto thee. And perhaps at a fairly late date was added the solemn introduction of a benediction with a reading based perhaps on the spiritual reading which, in the Rule of St.
COME unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
Interested in becoming a member of the PBSC? Preserve us, O Lord, waking, and guard us sleeping, that awake we may watch with Christ, and asleep we may rest in peace. On non-fasting days the service ends here with: Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: Whoso dwelleth under the defence of the Most High: Preserve us, O Lord, while waking, and guard us while sleeping, that awake we may watch with Christ, and asleep we may rest in peace.
Blessed art thou, Lord God of our fathers; To be praised and glorified above all for ever.
On fasting days continue here: Wherefore we pray God to have mercy upon us.