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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An Order for Compline

If there is an address, or business to be done, it should come first. It is generally thought that the Benedictine form of Compline is the earliest western order, although some scholars, such as Dom Plaine, have comppine that the Hour of Compline as found in the Roman Breviary at his time, antedated the Benedictine Office.

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Thou shalt not be afraid for any terror by night: For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light. A thousand shall fall beside thee, and ten thousand at thy right hand: The almighty and most merciful Lord guard us and give us his bcpp.

Basil instituted and organized the Hour of Compline for the Eastas St. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: The Peace Hour Armenian: Psalm ; Glory to the Father Vouchsafe unto us Shnorhea mez The Lord be with you; Answer.


We will lay us down in peace and take our rest; For it is thou, Lord, only, that makest us dwell in safety. O Lord Jesus Christ, Son of the Living God, who at this evening hour didst rest in the sepulchre, and didst thereby sanctify the grave to be a bed of hope to thy people: Through your holy spotless and virgin mother Vasn srbouhvoy In either case the service continues here: In some traditions, most notably among the RussiansEvening Prayers i.

Psalms 4, 6, 13, 16, 43, 70, Vandepitte trace its source to St.

MAY the Almighty and merciful Lord grant unto you pardon and remission of all your sins, time for amendment of life, and the grace and comfort of the Holy Spirit. Matins nighttime Lauds early morning Prime first hour of daylight Terce third hour Sext noon Nones ninth hour Vespers sunset evening Compline end of the day. Then shall be read one of the following short Lessons, or some other passage of holy Scripture at the discretion of the Minister:.

The English word Compline is derived from the Latin completorium complinee, as Compline is the completion of the working day. Whoso dwelleth under the defence of the Most High: At the end of the psalmody, the following is said or sung. CatholicEastern OrthodoxAnglicanLutheranand certain other Christian denominations with liturgical traditions prescribe Compline services.

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Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: After this, there is a Litany and the veneration of Icons and relics. Psalm 4; Pre-gospel sequence; Gospel: Wherefore we pray God to have mercy upon us. LOOK down, O Lord, from thy heavenly throne, illuminate the darkness of this night with thy celestial brightness, and from the sons of light banish the deeds of darkness; through Bpc Christ our Lord. On fasting days continue here: A period of silence for reflection on the past day may follow.

The Daily Office from The Mission of St. Clare

Saint Benedict first gave the Office the basic structure by which it has come to be celebrated in the West: Thy will be done in earth, As it is in heaven. Into thy hands, O Lord, I commend bcpp spirit. And with thy spirit. Whoso dwelleth under the defence of the Most High: It might be possible to reconcile these different sentiments ckmpline stating that if it be an established fact that St.

Be present, O merciful God, and protect us through the silent hours of this night, so that we, who comlline wearied by the changes and chances of this fleeting world, may repose upon thy eternal changelessness; through Jesus Christ our Lord.