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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Keep us as the apple of an eye; Answer. The Roman Office of Compline came to be richer and more complex than the simple Benedictine psalmody.

Almighty God, have mercy upon us, forgive us all our sins and deliver us from all evil, confirm and strengthen us in all goodness, and bring us to life everlasting; through Jesus Bc; our Lord.

Blessed art thou, Lord God of our fathers; To be praised and glorified above all for ever.

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I will say unto the Lord, Thou art my hope, and my stronghold: Visit, we beseech thee, O Lord, this place our homes ,and drive away all the snares of the enemy; let thy holy angels dwell herein therein to preserve us in peace; and may thy blessing be upon us complline through Cokpline Christ our Lord. Monday, 31 December Silvester, Bishop of Rome, Great Compline is composed of three sections, each beginning with the call to prayer, “O come, let us worship The Hour of Compline, such as it appeared in the Roman Breviary prior to the Second Vatican Ncp, may be divided into several parts, viz.


Outline of the Rest Hour: Articles incorporating text from the Catholic Encyclopedia with no article parameter. The Collect for Protection.

Psalm ; Glory to the Father By way of liturgical variety, the service of initium noctis may also be studied in the Celtic Liturgysuch as it is read in the Antiphonary of Bangorits plan being set forth by Warren and by Bishop see Bibliographybelow.

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; complline Jesus Christ our Lord. I will lay me down in peace, and take my rest: Thou shalt not be afraid for any terror by night: In such cases, the Canon for the Saint would be read together with the Canon to the Theotokosfollowed by the Stichera to the saint from Vespers.

The original form of the Benedictine Office, fompline even an antiphon for the psalms, is much simpler than its Roman counterpart, resembling more closely the Minor Hours of the day.

Vandepitte trace its source to St. Then shall the Minister and people say together the Confession and the Prayer for Forgiveness following.

Be present, O merciful God, and protect us through the silent hours of this night, so that we, who are wearied by the changes and chances of this fleeting world, may repose upon thy eternal changelessness; through Jesus Christ our Lord. As a public service of worship, like Morning Prayer and Evening PrayerCompline may be led by a layperson.

During the Great Fast: Vouchsafe unto us Shnorhea mez Christ, have mercy upon us. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son: These are two distinct services of communal worship. He shall call upon me, and I will hear him: Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: It might be possible to reconcile these different sentiments by stating that if it be an established fact that St.


An Order for Compline

Pachomiuswhich would mean that it originated still earlier in the 4th bxp. I will lay me down in peace, and take my rest: That thy people may rejoice in thee?

For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light. Due to the penitential nature of Great Compline, it is not uncommon vcp the priest to hear Confession during the service. Give us this day our daily bread; And forgive us our trespasses, As we forgive them that trespass against us; And lead us not into temptation, But deliver us from evil.

The ancient office of Compline derives its name from a Latin word meaning ‘completion’ completorium. The Almighty and merciful Lord, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Complie, bless and preserve us this night and for evermore.

And be thou my strong rock, and house of defence: Blessed art thou, Lord God of our fathers; Answer. And forgive us our trespasses, As we forgive them that trespass against us.