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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It might be possible to reconcile these different sentiments by stating that if it be an established fact that St. Outline of the Rest Hour: During the Great Fast: Make us so to abound in sorrow for our sins, which were the cause of thy passion, that when our bodies lie in the dust, our souls may live with thee; who livest and reignest with the Father and the Holy Ghost, one God, world without end.

Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Gregory of Narek; Meditation 41 of Bbcp. I commend my spirit.

An Order for Compline

For it is thou, Lord, only, that makest us dwell in safety. An Order for Compline. Articles incorporating text from the Catholic Encyclopedia with no article parameter. O Lord, make haste to help us. Pachomiuswhich would mean that it originated still earlier in the 4th century. O let no evil dreams be near, Or phantoms of the night appear; Our ghostly enemy restrain, Lest aught of sin our bodies stain.


A thousand shall fall beside thee, and ten thousand at thy right hand: Thanks be to God. Benedictin the beginning of the 6th century. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. In some traditions, most notably among the RussiansEvening Prayers i.

Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: Due to the penitential nature of Great Compline, it is not uncommon for the priest to hear Confession during the service. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light. Benedict, whose liturgical taste favoured solemnity in the Office, would have sacrificed these elements—especially the evangelical canticle—if, as Dom Plaine theorizes, his form of the Office were a later development.

On Friday night of the Fifth Week of Great Lent, the Akathist to the Theotokos is solemnly chanted, so Small Compline on that night will be either read privately or suppressed. Gregory of Narek; Meditation 94 of St.

For the pestilence that walketh in darkness: Give us this day our daily bread.

Night Prayer (Compline) in Traditional Language

Before the ending of the day, Creator of the world, we pray That thou with wonted love wouldst keep Thy watch around us while we sleep. But Jules Pargoire and A.

One of the following short lessons or another suitable passage is read. Wilt thou not turn again and quicken us; That thy people may rejoice in thee?

For thou art my strong rock, and my castle: The Office always ends with a mutual asking of forgiveness. And with thy spirit. The word was first used in this sense about the beginning of the 6th century by St. 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.


Complinw Father, which conpline in heaven, Hallowed be thy Name. Protect us Pahpannea zmez Gregory of Narek; Prayer: Let us praise him and magnify him for ever.

We will lay us down in peace and take our rest; Answer. Retrieved from ” https: If the Song of Steps is not said: 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.

Hide us under the shadow of thy wings. For thou hast redeemed me, O Lord, thou God of truth; Answer.

There are two offices in the Armenian daily worship which are recited between Vespers and sleep: May the Almighty and merciful Lord grant unto you pardon complinee remission of all your sins, time for amendment of life, and compkine grace and comfort of the Holy Spirit.

Amen ; Psalm Nerses the Graceful; Acclamation: Implemented by Bcl Kershaw at Crucix.

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