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Saturday Solemn Evening Prayer

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Saturday Solemn prayers are prayed at time of Feast Days & Memorials

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Week 1 Evening Prayers

Sunday

Sunday Evening Prayer 

Week 1

Priest: Glory to God in the highest, peace on earth, and good hope to all, forever.

People: Amen.

Our Father… (Awun dwa-shmayya…)

Priest: And for all your benefits and graces toward us, which cannot be repaid, we praise you and glorify you in your crowned Church, full of all graces and blessings, for you are the Lord and creator of all, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, forever.

People: Amen.

 

To you, Lord of all, our thanksgiving,

to you, Jesus Christ, our praise,

for you are the giver of life to our bodies

and the savior of our souls.

 

I rejoiced when I heard them say:

Let us go to the house of the Lord!

 

To you, Lord of all, our thanksgiving,

to you, Jesus Christ, our praise,

for you are the giver of life to our bodies

and the savior of our souls.

 

Glory to the Father, to the Son, & to the Holy Spirit

from age to age, amen, amen.

 

To you, Lord of all, our thanksgiving,

to you, Jesus Christ, our praise,

for you are the giver of life to our bodies

and the savior of our souls.

 

Let us pray. Peace be with us.

Priest: Lord, you are truly the giver of life to our bodies, the good savior of our souls, and the faithful guardian of our lives. It is right to give thanks, praise, and adore you at all times, Lord of all, forever.

People: Amen.

Psalmody Before – Week 1

Sunday Psalmody – Psalm 12:1-6

Save me, Lord, for the good man has disappeared,

Halleluiah, halleluiah, halleluiah.

Save me, Lord, for the good man has disappeared,

     and faith has vanished from the earth.

Men speak vanity, a man to his friend with deceiving

lips.

     They speak with double hearts.

May the Lord destroy all deceiving lips,

     the tongues that speak proud things.

For they say “our tongue will make us great;

     our lips are our own, who is our master?”

“Because of the oppression of the poor,

     and the groaning of the needy,

I will arise now,” says the Lord.

     “And I will grant salvation openly.”

Glory to the Father, to the Son, & to the Holy Spirit.

     From age to age, amen, amen.

Halleluiah, halleluiah, halleluiah.

     Let us pray. Peace be with us.

Priest: It is our duty, O Lord our God, to thank, adore, and glorify you for your mercy and your providential will for us, at all times, O Lord of all, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, forever.

People: Amen.

Evening Psalms

Psalm 141

I have called to you, Lord; hasten to help me!

Hearken to my words and accept my prayer.

I have called to you, Lord; hasten to help me!

Hearken to my words and accept my prayer.

     Let my prayer arise before you like incense,

     the offering of my hands like an evening oblation.

Set, O Lord a guard over my mouth

and a guard over my lips!

     That my heart may not turn to an evil deed,

     or accomplish works of wickedness.

May I not dine with evil men.

Let a just man teach me and reprove me.

     But let the oil of the wicked not anoint my head,

     for my prayer is against their malice.

Their judges were thrown down by a rock-like hand,

then they heard that my words were kind.

     Like a plough that scatters the ground,

     their bones were strewn at the mouth of Sheol.

To you, Lord God, I lift up my eyes:

I trust in you; do not cast my soul away!

     Guard me from the hands of the boastful,

     who set traps for me.

Let the wicked fall together into their own nets

while I pursue my way unharmed.

Psalm 142

     With my voice I called the Lord,

     with my voice I begged the Lord.

I lifted up my pleading before him.

I showed him my distress.

     When my spirit trembled, you knew my path.

     On the way I walked they set a trap for me.

I looked to my right and saw:

there was no one to advise me.

     I had no means of escape,

     not one who cared for my soul.

I cried to you, Lord, I said: you are my hope

all that I have in the land of the living.

     Hearken then to my pleading

     for I am brought very low.

Rescue me from those who pursue me

for they are stronger than I.

     Bring my soul out of this prison

     that I may give thanks to your name.

Your just ones will await me

as you grant me reward.

Psalm 119:105-112

     Your word is a lamp for my feet

     and a light for my paths.

I have sworn and have made up my mind

to keep your just decrees.

     Lord, I am deeply afflicted:

     by your word give me life.

Be pleased, Lord, with the words of my mouth

and teach me by your decrees.

     My soul is in your hands at all times,

     I will not forget your law.

Though sinners laid traps for me

I did not stray from your commands.

     Your witness is my heritage forever,

     for it is the joy of my heart.

I set my heart to carry out your statutes

in truth, forever.

Psalm 117

     Praise the Lord, all your nations.

     Acclaim him, all your peoples.

Strong is his love for us.

Truly, he is the Lord forever.

     Glory to the Father, to the Son, & to the Holy Spirit.

     From age to age, amen, amen.

I have called to you, Lord; hasten to help me!

Hearken to my words and accept my prayer.

     Let us pray. Peace be with us.

Priest: Hear, O Lord our God, the prayer of your servants in your mercy; accept the supplication of your adorers in your compassion, and pity our sinfulness in your grace and mercy, O healer of our bodies and good hope of our souls at all times, O Lord of all, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, forever.

People: Amen.

Psalmody After – Week 1

Friday Psalmody – Psalm 15:1-5

Lord, who shall be admitted to your tent

Halleluiah, halleluiah, halleluiah.

Lord, who shall be admitted to your tent

     and dwell on your holy mountain?

He who walks without fault;

     he who acts with justice

and speaks the truth from his heart;

     he who does not slander with his tongue.

He who does no wrong to his brother,

     who casts no slur on his neighbor.

Who holds the godless in disdain,

     but honors those who fear the Lord.

Glory to the Father, to the Son, & to the Holy Spirit.

     From age to age, amen, amen.

Halleluiah, halleluiah, halleluiah.

     Let us pray. Peace be with us.

Petitions

Server: Let us all stand well with joy and gladness. Let

             us implore and say: Lord, have mercy on us.

People: Lord, have mercy on us.

* O Father of mercy and God of every consolation,

   we implore you…

* For the peace, concord, and well-being of the whole

   world, and of all churches, we implore you…

* For our country and for all countries, and for all the

   faithful who inhabit them, we implore you…

* For the health of our holy fathers: Mar N., the

   Supreme Pontiff and Pope of Rome, Mar N., our

   Patriarch, Mar N., our Bishop, and for all those who

   serve with them, we implore you…

* O rich in his mercy and overflowing in his

   compassion, we implore you…

* O one who is glorified in heaven and worshipped on

   earth, we implore you…

* Save us all, O Christ our Lord, in your grace. Increase

   your peace and tranquility within us and have mercy

   on us…

* Together let us entrust our souls to the Father, Son,

   and Holy Spirit.

People: To you, O Lord our God.

Raise your voice and praise the living God.

Holy God, holy mighty one, holy immortal one,

have mercy on us.

Glory to the Father, to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.

Holy God, holy mighty one, holy immortal one,

have mercy on us.

From age to age, amen, amen.

Holy God, holy mighty one, holy immortal one,

have mercy on us.

Let us pray. Peace be with us.

Priest: Your holy name, O Lord and God, is glorified, your divinity worshipped, your majesty honored, your greatness celebrated, and your being exalted. May the eternal mercy of your glorious Trinity protect your people, your flock, at all times, O Lord of all: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, forever.

People: Amen.

Onyatha d-Sahde – Sunday Evening

The just deserve praise: The martyrs who longed to see Christ obtained wings through the sword and flew to heaven.

Sing beautifully with melody: The martyrs in their love say to Christ, “For you we die daily.”

Like a fortified city: You are a strong obstacle for persecutors in times of affliction.

I will always bless the Lord: Blessed are your trials, O holy martyrs, for by the shedding of your blood, you gained the kingdom.

They who love the Lord hate evil: O martyrs of the Son and beloved of the only begotten, pray that peace may be throughout creation.

Gaze in him and trust in him: The martyrs saw the Son crucified on the tree and they lowered their necks to the sword and were crowned.

Glory to the Father, to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit: The cross of our Lord was stained with blood. The martyrs saw it and lowered their necks.

From age to age, amen, amen: The cross of Christ was a bridge to the martyrs and the just passed over it to the country where there is no fear.

Let all the people say amen and amen: The faithful Church is a pearl and the martyrs in her are pleasing sacrifices.

Let us pray. Peace be with us.

Final Blessing: By the prayers of your saints, O Lord and God, be reconciled to us, and by the pleading of your righteous, overlook our sins, pardon our defects, grant rest to the departed, success to our affairs, bless our souls and bodies, and make us worthy of the wonderful glory of your kingdom. Unite us with the just and righteous who fulfill your will in the heavenly Jerusalem, O Lord of all, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, forever.

People: Amen.

Monday

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Monday Evening Prayer  

Week 1

Priest: Glory to God in the highest, peace on earth, and good hope to all, forever.

People: Amen.

Our Father… (Awun dwa-shmayya…)

Priest: And for all your benefits and graces toward us, which cannot be repaid, we praise you and glorify you in your crowned Church, full of all graces and blessings, for you are the Lord and creator of all, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, forever.

People: Amen.

 

To you, Lord of all, our thanksgiving,

to you, Jesus Christ, our praise,

for you are the giver of life to our bodies

and the savior of our souls.

 

I rejoiced when I heard them say:

Let us go to the house of the Lord!

 

To you, Lord of all, our thanksgiving,

to you, Jesus Christ, our praise,

for you are the giver of life to our bodies

and the savior of our souls.

 

Glory to the Father, to the Son, & to the Holy Spirit

from age to age, amen, amen.

 

To you, Lord of all, our thanksgiving,

to you, Jesus Christ, our praise,

for you are the giver of life to our bodies

and the savior of our souls.

 

Let us pray. Peace be with us.

Priest: Lord, you are truly the giver of life to our bodies, the good savior of our souls, and the faithful guardian of our lives. It is right to give thanks, praise, and adore you at all times, Lord of all, forever.

People: Amen.

Psalmody Before – Week 1

Monday Psalmody – Psalm 17:1-6

Hear, O holy Lord,

Halleluiah, halleluiah, halleluiah.

Hear, O holy Lord,

     and look upon my pleading.

Hearken to my prayer,

     for it is not said with lying lips.

From your may my judgment come forth:

     may your eyes see integrity.

You search my heart, you visit me by night.

     You test me and you find in me no wrong.

The words of men have not crossed my mouth,

     even in the speaking of my lips.

Rather, you have kept me from evil ways;

     you placed my journeys firmly on your paths.

There was no faltering in my steps.

     I called you for you answered me.

Glory to the Father, to the Son, & to the Holy Spirit.

     From age to age, amen, amen.

Halleluiah, halleluiah, halleluiah.

     Let us pray. Peace be with us.

Priest: It is our duty, O Lord our God, to thank, adore, and glorify you for your mercy and your providential will for us, at all times, O Lord of all, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, forever.

People: Amen.

Evening Psalms

Psalm 141

I have called to you, Lord; hasten to help me!

Hearken to my words and accept my prayer.

I have called to you, Lord; hasten to help me!

Hearken to my words and accept my prayer.

     Let my prayer arise before you like incense,

     the offering of my hands like an evening oblation.

Set, O Lord a guard over my mouth

and a guard over my lips!

     That my heart may not turn to an evil deed,

     or accomplish works of wickedness.

May I not dine with evil men.

Let a just man teach me and reprove me.

     But let the oil of the wicked not anoint my head,

     for my prayer is against their malice.

Their judges were thrown down by a rock-like hand,

then they heard that my words were kind.

     Like a plough that scatters the ground,

     their bones were strewn at the mouth of Sheol.

To you, Lord God, I lift up my eyes:

I trust in you; do not cast my soul away!

     Guard me from the hands of the boastful,

     who set traps for me.

Let the wicked fall together into their own nets

while I pursue my way unharmed.

Psalm 142

     With my voice I called the Lord,

     with my voice I begged the Lord.

I lifted up my pleading before him.

I showed him my distress.

     When my spirit trembled, you knew my path.

     On the way I walked they set a trap for me.

I looked to my right and saw:

there was no one to advise me.

     I had no means of escape,

     not one who cared for my soul.

I cried to you, Lord, I said: you are my hope

all that I have in the land of the living.

     Hearken then to my pleading

     for I am brought very low.

Rescue me from those who pursue me

for they are stronger than I.

     Bring my soul out of this prison

     that I may give thanks to your name.

Your just ones will await me

as you grant me reward.

Psalm 119:105-112

     Your word is a lamp for my feet

     and a light for my paths.

I have sworn and have made up my mind

to keep your just decrees.

     Lord, I am deeply afflicted:

     by your word give me life.

Be pleased, Lord, with the words of my mouth

and teach me by your decrees.

     My soul is in your hands at all times,

     I will not forget your law.

Though sinners laid traps for me

I did not stray from your commands.

     Your witness is my heritage forever,

     for it is the joy of my heart.

I set my heart to carry out your statutes

in truth, forever.

Psalm 117

     Praise the Lord, all your nations.

     Acclaim him, all your peoples.

Strong is his love for us.

Truly, he is the Lord forever.

     Glory to the Father, to the Son, & to the Holy Spirit.

     From age to age, amen, amen.

I have called to you, Lord; hasten to help me!

Hearken to my words and accept my prayer.

     Let us pray. Peace be with us.

Priest: Hear, O Lord our God, the prayer of your servants in your mercy; accept the supplication of your adorers in your compassion, and pity our sinfulness in your grace and mercy, O healer of our bodies and good hope of our souls at all times, O Lord of all, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, forever.

People: Amen.

Psalmody After – Week 1

Monday Psalmody – Psalm 21:1-5

Lord, may your strength give joy to the king;

Halleluiah, halleluiah, halleluiah.

Lord, may your strength give joy to the king;

     may your salvation gladden him!

You granted him his heart’s desire;

     you refused not the prayer of his lips.

You met him with a good blessing,

     you set a glorious crown upon his head.

He asked you for life and this you have given,

     days that will last from age to age.

Glory to the Father, to the Son, & to the Holy Spirit.

     From age to age, amen, amen.

Halleluiah, halleluiah, halleluiah.

     Let us pray. Peace be with us.

Petitions

Server: Let us all stand well with joy and gladness. Let

             us implore and say: Lord, have mercy on us.

People: Lord, have mercy on us.

* O Father of mercy and God of every consolation,

   we implore you…

* For the peace, concord, and well-being of the whole

   world, and of all churches, we implore you…

* For our country and for all countries, and for all the

   faithful who inhabit them, we implore you…

* For the health of our holy fathers: Mar N., the

   Supreme Pontiff and Pope of Rome, Mar N., our

   Patriarch, Mar N., our Bishop, and for all those who

   serve with them, we implore you…

* O rich in his mercy and overflowing in his

   compassion, we implore you…

* O one who is glorified in heaven and worshipped on

   earth, we implore you…

* Save us all, O Christ our Lord, in your grace. Increase

   your peace and tranquility within us and have mercy

   on us…

* Together let us entrust our souls to the Father, Son,

   and Holy Spirit.

People: To you, O Lord our God.

Raise your voice and praise the living God.

Holy God, holy mighty one, holy immortal one,

have mercy on us.

Glory to the Father, to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.

Holy God, holy mighty one, holy immortal one,

have mercy on us.

From age to age, amen, amen.

Holy God, holy mighty one, holy immortal one,

have mercy on us.

Let us pray. Peace be with us.

Priest: Your holy name, O Lord and God, is glorified, your divinity worshipped, your majesty honored, your greatness celebrated, and your being exalted. May the eternal mercy of your glorious Trinity protect your people, your flock, at all times, O Lord of all: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, forever.

People: Amen.

Onyatha d-Sahde – Monday Evening

The memorial of the just is forever: Stephen paved the way and the martyrs walked in his footsteps. Along with the bridegroom they rejoice in the heavenly banquet.

Sing beautifully with melody: With a loud voice the martyrs cried before the judges and said: “We will not deny Christ, who tasted death for us.”

Offer him the sacrifices of praise: The martyrs who were burned were incense that fell like spices in the fire and the smell of their burning was sweet like frankincense in the temple.

The cedars of Lebanon, which you have planted: The martyrs are cedars, which stood and did not bow down before the judges. On their graves kings worshipped, so that from their bones they might be helped.

How good and beautiful: How sweet is the smell of that garden that is placed in the temple of Jerusalem. The martyrs enter and rejoice under the shadow of its branches.

And your prayers be upon us: Hail, O Pithyon martyr, spiritual treasure! Supply wealth to the needy who take refuge in your prayers.

Glory to the Father, to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit: Hail, architects who built a fortress that does not fall, and in the name of Jesus, adorned and built a bridal-chamber on high, which is not shaken.

From age to age, amen, amen: From your trials, a crown of victory is laid up on high, O patron saint, that on the day you died, you took your seat on the right hand of your Lord, who exalted you.

Let all the people say amen and amen: O you, who completes the course of the day, and gives the night for rest, fulfill in us your mercy, O Lord, by night and day.

Let us pray. Peace be with us.

Final Blessing: By the prayers of your saints, O Lord and God, be reconciled to us, and by the pleading of your righteous, overlook our sins, pardon our defects, grant rest to the departed, success to our affairs, bless our souls and bodies, and make us worthy of the wonderful glory of your kingdom. Unite us with the just and righteous who fulfill your will in the heavenly Jerusalem, O Lord of all, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, forever.

People: Amen.

Tuesday

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Tuesday Evening Prayer

Week 1

Priest: Glory to God in the highest, peace on earth, and good hope to all, forever.

People: Amen.

Our Father… (Awun dwa-shmayya…)

Priest: And for all your benefits and graces toward us, which cannot be repaid, we praise you and glorify you in your crowned Church, full of all graces and blessings, for you are the Lord and creator of all, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, forever.

People: Amen.

To you, Lord of all, our thanksgiving,

to you, Jesus Christ, our praise,

for you are the giver of life to our bodies

and the savior of our souls.

 

I rejoiced when I heard them say:

Let us go to the house of the Lord!

 

To you, Lord of all, our thanksgiving,

to you, Jesus Christ, our praise,

for you are the giver of life to our bodies

and the savior of our souls.

 

Glory to the Father, to the Son, & to the Holy Spirit

from age to age, amen, amen.

 

To you, Lord of all, our thanksgiving,

to you, Jesus Christ, our praise,

for you are the giver of life to our bodies

and the savior of our souls.

 

Let us pray. Peace be with us.

Priest: Lord, you are truly the giver of life to our bodies, the good savior of our souls, and the faithful guardian of our lives. It is right to give thanks, praise, and adore you at all times, Lord of all, forever.

People: Amen.

Psalmody Before – Week 1

Tuesday Psalmody – Psalm 23:1-4

The Lord is my shepherd;

Halleluiah, halleluiah, halleluiah.

The Lord is my shepherd;

     there is nothing I shall want.

To green pastures he brings me,

     to restful waters he leads me.

He turns my soul and guides me

     along the paths of truth.

Because of your name, even if I should walk

     in the valleys of the shadows of death,

no evil would I fear, for you are with me:

     your crook and your staff comfort me.

Glory to the Father, to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.

     From age to age, amen, amen.

Halleluiah, halleluiah, halleluiah.

     Let us pray. Peace be with us.

Priest: It is our duty, O Lord our God, to thank, adore, and glorify you for your mercy and your providential will for us, at all times, O Lord of all, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, forever.

People: Amen.

Evening Psalms

Psalm 141

I have called to you, Lord; hasten to help me!

Hearken to my words and accept my prayer.

I have called to you, Lord; hasten to help me!

Hearken to my words and accept my prayer.

     Let my prayer arise before you like incense,

     the offering of my hands like an evening oblation.

Set, O Lord a guard over my mouth

and a guard over my lips!

     That my heart may not turn to an evil deed,

     or accomplish works of wickedness.

May I not dine with evil men.

Let a just man teach me and reprove me.

     But let the oil of the wicked not anoint my head,

     for my prayer is against their malice.

Their judges were thrown down by a rock-like hand,

then they heard that my words were kind.

     Like a plough that scatters the ground,

     their bones were strewn at the mouth of Sheol.

To you, Lord God, I lift up my eyes:

I trust in you; do not cast my soul away!

     Guard me from the hands of the boastful,

     who set traps for me.

Let the wicked fall together into their own nets

while I pursue my way unharmed.

Psalm 142

     With my voice I called the Lord,

     with my voice I begged the Lord.

I lifted up my pleading before him.

I showed him my distress.

     When my spirit trembled, you knew my path.

     On the way I walked they set a trap for me.

I looked to my right and saw:

there was no one to advise me.

     I had no means of escape,

     not one who cared for my soul.

I cried to you, Lord, I said: you are my hope

all that I have in the land of the living.

     Hearken then to my pleading

     for I am brought very low.

Rescue me from those who pursue me

for they are stronger than I.

     Bring my soul out of this prison

     that I may give thanks to your name.

Your just ones will await me

as you grant me reward.

Psalm 119:105-112

     Your word is a lamp for my feet

     and a light for my paths.

I have sworn and have made up my mind

to keep your just decrees.

     Lord, I am deeply afflicted:

     by your word give me life.

Be pleased, Lord, with the words of my mouth

and teach me by your decrees.

     My soul is in your hands at all times,

     I will not forget your law.

Though sinners laid traps for me

I did not stray from your commands.

     Your witness is my heritage forever,

     for it is the joy of my heart.

I set my heart to carry out your statutes

in truth, forever.

Psalm 117

     Praise the Lord, all your nations.

     Acclaim him, all your peoples.

Strong is his love for us.

Truly, he is the Lord forever.

     Glory to the Father, to the Son, & to the Holy Spirit.

     From age to age, amen, amen.

I have called to you, Lord; hasten to help me!

Hearken to my words and accept my prayer.

     Let us pray. Peace be with us.

Priest: Hear, O Lord our God, the prayer of your servants in your mercy; accept the supplication of your adorers in your compassion, and pity our sinfulness in your grace and mercy, O healer of our bodies and good hope of our souls at all times, O Lord of all, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, forever.

People: Amen.

Psalmody After – Week 1

Tuesday Psalmody – Psalm 21:1-5

The Lord’s is the earth and its fullness,

Halleluiah, halleluiah, halleluiah.

The Lord’s is the earth and its fullness,

     the world and all its peoples.

For he set its foundations on the seas;

     and on the rivers he made it firm.

Who shall climb the mountain of the Lord?

     The man with clean hands and pure heart,

who has not sworn deceit in his soul.

     He shall receive blessing from the Lord

and justice from God our savior.

    Glory to the Father, to the Son, & to the Holy Spirit.

From age to age, amen, amen.

     Halleluiah, halleluiah, halleluiah.

Let us pray. Peace be with us.

Petitions

Server: Let us all stand well with joy and gladness. Let

             us implore and say: Lord, have mercy on us.

People: Lord, have mercy on us.

* O Father of mercy and God of every consolation,

   we implore you…

* For the peace, concord, and well-being of the whole

   world, and of all churches, we implore you…

* For our country and for all countries, and for all the

   faithful who inhabit them, we implore you…

* For the health of our holy fathers: Mar N., the

   Supreme Pontiff and Pope of Rome, Mar N., our

   Patriarch, Mar N., our Bishop, and for all those who

   serve with them, we implore you…

* O rich in his mercy and overflowing in his

   compassion, we implore you…

* O one who is glorified in heaven and worshipped on

   earth, we implore you…

* Save us all, O Christ our Lord, in your grace. Increase

   your peace and tranquility within us and have mercy

   on us…

* Together let us entrust our souls to the Father, Son,

   and Holy Spirit.

People: To you, O Lord our God.

Raise your voice and praise the living God.

Holy God, holy mighty one, holy immortal one,

have mercy on us.

Glory to the Father, to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.

Holy God, holy mighty one, holy immortal one,

have mercy on us.

From age to age, amen, amen.

Holy God, holy mighty one, holy immortal one,

have mercy on us.

Let us pray. Peace be with us.

Priest: Your holy name, O Lord and God, is glorified, your divinity worshipped, your majesty honored, your greatness celebrated, and your being exalted. May the eternal mercy of your glorious Trinity protect your people, your flock, at all times, O Lord of all: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, forever.

People: Amen.

Onyatha d-Sahde – Tuesday Evening

Seek the Lord and be strong: O martyrs, beg mercy and behalf of the world, which takes refuge in your bones, that by your request and prayers, we may find mercy on the day of judgment.

Offer him sacrifices of praise: Incense of peace and pure offerings were you, O blessed ones, in whom the Father rejoiced, the Son accepted, and Holy Spirit crowned. 

More desirous than gold and precious stones: Crowns that are more precious than gold, jewels, and pearls, are the crowns Christ places on your heads, and he gives you joy in his heavenly banquet.

You have set a glorious crown on his head: The Lord of glory placed a beautiful and honorable crown on the memorable Mar Hormizd, who bore suffering for the truth.

Righteous and upright: By the strength of the martyr Pithyon, the evil one and his servants were bewildered. May his prayers keep our congregation from the evil one and his hosts.

Choice silver refined on earth: Your pure body, O Mary, is a storage of aid for us, where by its many helps, it fulfills our needs.

Glory to the Father, to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit: Glory to the Lord, who exalted all of you, and made you a storehouse of life, for in you, the afflicted and distressed take refuge and are saved.

From age to age, amen, amen: O brave and memorable athlete, our patron saint, who inherited the kingdom; implore from Christ to make his peace dwell in creation, through his mercy.

Let all the people say amen and amen: We raise to you, O Lord God, the evening praise, and from you we ask for the forgiveness of trespasses.

Final Blessing: By the prayers of your saints, O Lord and God, be reconciled to us, and by the pleading of your righteous, overlook our sins, pardon our defects, grant rest to the departed, success to our affairs, bless our souls and bodies, and make us worthy of the wonderful glory of your kingdom. Unite us with the just and righteous who fulfill your will in the heavenly Jerusalem, O Lord of all, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, forever.

People: Amen.

Wednesday

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Wednesday Evening Prayer 

Week 1

Priest: Glory to God in the highest, peace on earth, and good hope to all, forever.

People: Amen.

Our Father… (Awun dwa-shmayya…)

Priest: And for all your benefits and graces toward us, which cannot be repaid, we praise you and glorify you in your crowned Church, full of all graces and blessings, for you are the Lord and creator of all, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, forever.

People: Amen.

 

To you, Lord of all, our thanksgiving,

to you, Jesus Christ, our praise,

for you are the giver of life to our bodies

and the savior of our souls.

 

I rejoiced when I heard them say:

Let us go to the house of the Lord!

 

To you, Lord of all, our thanksgiving,

to you, Jesus Christ, our praise,

for you are the giver of life to our bodies

and the savior of our souls.

 

Glory to the Father, to the Son, & to the Holy Spirit

from age to age, amen, amen.

 

To you, Lord of all, our thanksgiving,

to you, Jesus Christ, our praise,

for you are the giver of life to our bodies

and the savior of our souls.

 

Let us pray. Peace be with us.

Priest: Lord, you are truly the giver of life to our bodies, the good savior of our souls, and the faithful guardian of our lives. It is right to give thanks, praise, and adore you at all times, Lord of all, forever.

People: Amen.

Psalmody Before – Week 1

Wednesday Psalmody – Psalm 23:1-4

The Lord is my shepherd;

Halleluiah, halleluiah, halleluiah.

The Lord is my shepherd;

     there is nothing I shall want.

To green pastures he brings me,

     to restful waters he leads me.

He turns my soul and guides me

     along the paths of truth.

Because of your name, even if I should walk

     in the valleys of the shadows of death,

no evil would I fear, for you are with me:

     your crook and your staff comfort me.

Glory to the Father, to the Son, & to the Holy Spirit.

     From age to age, amen, amen.

Halleluiah, halleluiah, halleluiah.

     Let us pray. Peace be with us.

Priest: It is our duty, O Lord our God, to thank, adore, and glorify you for your mercy and your providential will for us, at all times, O Lord of all, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, forever.

People: Amen.

Evening Psalms

Psalm 141

I have called to you, Lord; hasten to help me!

Hearken to my words and accept my prayer.

I have called to you, Lord; hasten to help me!

Hearken to my words and accept my prayer.

     Let my prayer arise before you like incense,

     the offering of my hands like an evening oblation.

Set, O Lord a guard over my mouth

and a guard over my lips!

     That my heart may not turn to an evil deed,

     or accomplish works of wickedness.

May I not dine with evil men.

Let a just man teach me and reprove me.

     But let the oil of the wicked not anoint my head,

     for my prayer is against their malice.

Their judges were thrown down by a rock-like hand,

then they heard that my words were kind.

     Like a plough that scatters the ground,

     their bones were strewn at the mouth of Sheol.

To you, Lord God, I lift up my eyes:

I trust in you; do not cast my soul away!

     Guard me from the hands of the boastful,

     who set traps for me.

Let the wicked fall together into their own nets

while I pursue my way unharmed.

Psalm 142

     With my voice I called the Lord,

     with my voice I begged the Lord.

I lifted up my pleading before him.

I showed him my distress.

     When my spirit trembled, you knew my path.

     On the way I walked they set a trap for me.

I looked to my right and saw:

there was no one to advise me.

     I had no means of escape,

     not one who cared for my soul.

I cried to you, Lord, I said: you are my hope

all that I have in the land of the living.

     Hearken then to my pleading

     for I am brought very low.

Rescue me from those who pursue me

for they are stronger than I.

     Bring my soul out of this prison

     that I may give thanks to your name.

Your just ones will await me

as you grant me reward.

Psalm 119:105-112

     Your word is a lamp for my feet

     and a light for my paths.

I have sworn and have made up my mind

to keep your just decrees.

     Lord, I am deeply afflicted:

     by your word give me life.

Be pleased, Lord, with the words of my mouth

and teach me by your decrees.

     My soul is in your hands at all times,

     I will not forget your law.

Though sinners laid traps for me

I did not stray from your commands.

     Your witness is my heritage forever,

     for it is the joy of my heart.

I set my heart to carry out your statutes

in truth, forever.

Psalm 117

     Praise the Lord, all your nations.

     Acclaim him, all your peoples.

Strong is his love for us.

Truly, he is the Lord forever.

     Glory to the Father, to the Son, & to the Holy Spirit.

     From age to age, amen, amen.

I have called to you, Lord; hasten to help me!

Hearken to my words and accept my prayer.

     Let us pray. Peace be with us.

Priest: Hear, O Lord our God, the prayer of your servants in your mercy; accept the supplication of your adorers in your compassion, and pity our sinfulness in your grace and mercy, O healer of our bodies and good hope of our souls at all times, O Lord of all, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, forever.

People: Amen.

Psalmody After – Week 1

Wednesday Psalmody – Psalm 24:1-6

The Lord’s is the earth and its fullness,

Halleluiah, halleluiah, halleluiah.

The Lord’s is the earth and its fullness,

     the world and all its peoples.

For he set its foundations on the seas;

     and on the rivers he made it firm.

Who shall climb the mountain of the Lord?

     The man with clean hands and pure heart,

who has not sworn deceit in his soul.

     He shall receive blessing from the Lord

and justice from God our savior.

    Glory to the Father, to the Son, & to the Holy Spirit.

From age to age, amen, amen.

     Halleluiah, halleluiah, halleluiah.

Let us pray. Peace be with us.

Petitions

Server: Let us all stand well with joy and gladness. Let

             us implore and say: Lord, have mercy on us.

People: Lord, have mercy on us.

* O Father of mercy and God of every consolation,

   we implore you…

* For the peace, concord, and well-being of the whole

   world, and of all churches, we implore you…

* For our country and for all countries, and for all the

   faithful who inhabit them, we implore you…

* For the health of our holy fathers: Mar N., the

   Supreme Pontiff and Pope of Rome, Mar N., our

   Patriarch, Mar N., our Bishop, and for all those who

   serve with them, we implore you…

* O rich in his mercy and overflowing in his

   compassion, we implore you…

* O one who is glorified in heaven and worshipped on

   earth, we implore you…

* Save us all, O Christ our Lord, in your grace. Increase

   your peace and tranquility within us and have mercy

   on us…

* Together let us entrust our souls to the Father, Son,

   and Holy Spirit.

People: To you, O Lord our God.

Raise your voice and praise the living God.

Holy God, holy mighty one, holy immortal one,

have mercy on us.

Glory to the Father, to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.

Holy God, holy mighty one, holy immortal one,

have mercy on us.

From age to age, amen, amen.

Holy God, holy mighty one, holy immortal one,

have mercy on us.

Let us pray. Peace be with us.

Priest: Your holy name, O Lord and God, is glorified, your divinity worshipped, your majesty honored, your greatness celebrated, and your being exalted. May the eternal mercy of your glorious Trinity protect your people, your flock, at all times, O Lord of all: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, forever.

People: Amen.

Onyatha d-Sahde – Wednesday Evening

You are the blessed of the Lord: The blessed martyrs counted death as a great gain, and like honors and gifts, they accepted scourges and torments. Now, after their deaths, they bestow on the world graces and are a storage full of aid.

They despised the beautiful land: The martyrs who saw the world passing away and truth enduring left buildings, riches, and possessions, which are vanity. They desired the fear of God and gave their necks to the sword. Behold, they are about to inherit the kingdom.

Gaze upon him and trust in him: O holy martyrs, you saw Christ in the kingdom on high, and from an earthly life, you have reached perfection and have been counted worthy to glorify God, the Lord of all, with the spiritual companies.

Glory to the Father, to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit: The martyr, Mar Pithyon, stood prepared before the heathen Magi and rebuked their arrogance. “Do not worship idols, but worship the one God, for heaven and earth are his and his dominion endures forever.”

From age to age, amen, amen: By the prayers of the Virgin Mary, the blessed Mother, may your faithful, Lord, be kept from the deceit of the devil. Grant us to fulfill your will, both in words and deeds, and sing to your glory at all times.

Let all the people say amen and amen: By your mercy, O compassionate Lord, bless and keep this country and its inhabitants from devils and evil men, and in time, fill her with love, peace, and harmony, and a healthy body and soul.

Let us pray. Peace be with us.

Final Blessing: By the prayers of your saints, O Lord and God, be reconciled to us, and by the pleading of your righteous, overlook our sins, pardon our defects, grant rest to the departed, success to our affairs, bless our souls and bodies, and make us worthy of the wonderful glory of your kingdom. Unite us with the just and righteous who fulfill your will in the heavenly Jerusalem, O Lord of all, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, forever.

People: Amen.

 

Thursday

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Thursday Evening Prayer 

Week 1

Priest: Glory to God in the highest, peace on earth, and good hope to all, forever.

People: Amen.

Our Father… (Awun dwa-shmayya…)

Priest: And for all your benefits and graces toward us, which cannot be repaid, we praise you and glorify you in your crowned Church, full of all graces and blessings, for you are the Lord and creator of all, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, forever.

People: Amen.

 

To you, Lord of all, our thanksgiving,

to you, Jesus Christ, our praise,

for you are the giver of life to our bodies

and the savior of our souls.

 

I rejoiced when I heard them say:

Let us go to the house of the Lord!

 

To you, Lord of all, our thanksgiving,

to you, Jesus Christ, our praise,

for you are the giver of life to our bodies

and the savior of our souls.

 

Glory to the Father, to the Son, & to the Holy Spirit

from age to age, amen, amen.

 

To you, Lord of all, our thanksgiving,

to you, Jesus Christ, our praise,

for you are the giver of life to our bodies

and the savior of our souls.

 

Let us pray. Peace be with us.   

Priest: Lord, you are truly the giver of life to our bodies, the good savior of our souls, and the faithful guardian of our lives. It is right to give thanks, praise, and adore you at all times, Lord of all, forever.

People: Amen.

Psalmody Before – Week 1

Thursday Psalmody – Psalm 25:1-5

To you, O Lord, I lift up my soul.

Halleluiah, halleluiah, halleluiah.

To you, O Lord, I lift up my soul.

     I trust in you, my God, let me not be put to shame.

Do not let my enemies boast over me,

     for those who hope in you will not be put to shame.

Let the wicked be put to shame

     in their vanity.

Lord, show me your ways;

     make your paths known to me.

Lead me in your truth and teach me;

     for you are God my savior, in you I hope every day.

Glory to the Father, to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.

     From age to age, amen, amen.

Halleluiah, halleluiah, halleluiah.

     Let us pray. Peace be with us.

Priest: It is our duty, O Lord our God, to thank, adore, and glorify you for your mercy and your providential will for us, at all times, O Lord of all, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, forever.

People: Amen.

Evening Psalms

Psalm 141

I have called to you, Lord; hasten to help me!

Hearken to my words and accept my prayer.

I have called to you, Lord; hasten to help me!

Hearken to my words and accept my prayer.

     Let my prayer arise before you like incense,

     the offering of my hands like an evening oblation.

Set, O Lord a guard over my mouth

and a guard over my lips!

     That my heart may not turn to an evil deed,

     or accomplish works of wickedness.

May I not dine with evil men.

Let a just man teach me and reprove me.

     But let the oil of the wicked not anoint my head,

     for my prayer is against their malice.

Their judges were thrown down by a rock-like hand,

then they heard that my words were kind.

     Like a plough that scatters the ground,

     their bones were strewn at the mouth of Sheol.

To you, Lord God, I lift up my eyes:

I trust in you; do not cast my soul away!

     Guard me from the hands of the boastful,

     who set traps for me.

Let the wicked fall together into their own nets

while I pursue my way unharmed.

Psalm 142

     With my voice I called the Lord,

     with my voice I begged the Lord.

I lifted up my pleading before him.

I showed him my distress.

     When my spirit trembled, you knew my path.

     On the way I walked they set a trap for me.

I looked to my right and saw:

there was no one to advise me.

     I had no means of escape,

     not one who cared for my soul.

I cried to you, Lord, I said: you are my hope

all that I have in the land of the living.

     Hearken then to my pleading

     for I am brought very low.

Rescue me from those who pursue me

for they are stronger than I.

     Bring my soul out of this prison

     that I may give thanks to your name.

Your just ones will await me

as you grant me reward.

Psalm 119:105-112

     Your word is a lamp for my feet

     and a light for my paths.

I have sworn and have made up my mind

to keep your just decrees.

     Lord, I am deeply afflicted:

     by your word give me life.

Be pleased, Lord, with the words of my mouth

and teach me by your decrees.

     My soul is in your hands at all times,

     I will not forget your law.

Though sinners laid traps for me

I did not stray from your commands.

     Your witness is my heritage forever,

     for it is the joy of my heart.

I set my heart to carry out your statutes

in truth, forever.

Psalm 117

     Praise the Lord, all your nations.

     Acclaim him, all your peoples.

Strong is his love for us.

Truly, he is the Lord forever.

     Glory to the Father, to the Son, & to the Holy Spirit.

     From age to age, amen, amen.

I have called to you, Lord; hasten to help me!

Hearken to my words and accept my prayer.

     Let us pray. Peace be with us.  

Priest: Hear, O Lord our God, the prayer of your servants in your mercy; accept the supplication of your adorers in your compassion, and pity our sinfulness in your grace and mercy, O healer of our bodies and good hope of our souls at all times, O Lord of all, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, forever.

People: Amen.

Psalmody After – Week 1

Thursday Psalmody – Psalm 28:1-6

To you, O Lord, I called,

Halleluiah, halleluiah, halleluiah.

To you, O Lord, I called,

     my God, do not be silent with me.

If you are silent with me, I will be handed over

     with those who have gone down into the cave.

Hear the voice of my pleading as I call to you,

     as I lift up my hands to your holy temple.

Do not count me among the wicked,

     or with those who do evil,

who speak words of peace to their neighbors

     but have evil in their hearts.

Repay them according to their works,

     and according to their malice.

For they ignore the deeds of the Lord

     and the work of his hands.

May he ruin them and never rebuild them.

     Blessed be the Lord for he has heard the sound of my

     pleading.

Glory to the Father, to the Son, & to the Holy Spirit.

     From age to age, amen, amen.

Halleluiah, halleluiah, halleluiah.

     Let us pray. Peace be with us.

Petitions

Server: Let us all stand well with joy and gladness. Let

             us implore and say: Lord, have mercy on us.

People: Lord, have mercy on us.

* O Father of mercy and God of every consolation,

   we implore you…

* For the peace, concord, and well-being of the whole

   world, and of all churches, we implore you…

* For our country and for all countries, and for all the

   faithful who inhabit them, we implore you…

* For the health of our holy fathers: Mar N., the

   Supreme Pontiff and Pope of Rome, Mar N., our

   Patriarch, Mar N., our Bishop, and for all those who

   serve with them, we implore you…

* O rich in his mercy and overflowing in his

   compassion, we implore you…

* O one who is glorified in heaven and worshipped on

   earth, we implore you…

* Save us all, O Christ our Lord, in your grace. Increase

   your peace and tranquility within us and have mercy

   on us…

* Together let us entrust our souls to the Father, Son,

   and Holy Spirit.

People: To you, O Lord our God.

Raise your voice and praise the living God.

Holy God, holy mighty one, holy immortal one,

have mercy on us.

Glory to the Father, to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.

Holy God, holy mighty one, holy immortal one,

have mercy on us.

From age to age, amen, amen.

Holy God, holy mighty one, holy immortal one,

have mercy on us.

Let us pray. Peace be with us.

Priest: Your holy name, O Lord and God, is glorified, your divinity worshipped, your majesty honored, your greatness celebrated, and your being exalted. May the eternal mercy of your glorious Trinity protect your people, your flock, at all times, O Lord of all: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, forever.

People: Amen.

Onyatha d-Sahde – Thursday Evening

The voice of glory and salvation is in the dwelling of the righteous: At the voice of the holy martyrs, who sow peace in creation, the angels descend quickly to the holy place. Companies of the spiritual ones cry with the martyrs in their song of praise: “Holy are you, O Lord of all, who has exalted all humanity.”

For he has done a marvelous thing: A great marvel has been set for us by the faithful athletes and martyrs. They saw the swords flashing and the executioners threatening, yet their minds did not waver or move because of their great love for their Lord. They accepted death as a gift and never stopped proclaiming him.

The king’s daughter stood in glory: The Church is like the ark, the holy altar like the throne, and the martyrs like the angels, who minister to Christ. It is built with precious stones, sapphires and crystals, and its architects are Peter and Paul, Ephrem and Narsai, and John and Andrew.

Glory to the Father, to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit: Glory be to the Father, who chose you, faithful and holy martyrs. Glory be to the Son, for whose sake you stood by his strength in the trials. Glory be to the Holy Spirit, who adorned and wove your crowns. May your prayers be a refuge to us until the end of the world.

From age to age, amen, amen: O patron saint, who conquered in the trials, behold in heaven is your reward. Christ, for whom you adorned yourself, has exalted your memorial in his church. A pure incense was your love that pleased your Lord by your deeds. Beseech him with us that when he is revealed in his glory, he may have mercy on us.

Let all the people say amen and amen: O king of kings, O Christ our savior, you are our help. Have mercy on your servants who call on you in these times of affliction; for behold, sorrows and fears surround us on all sides. Quickly let your mercy come before us to make your face shine on us and save us.

Let us pray. Peace be with us.

Final Blessing: By the prayers of your saints, O Lord & God, be reconciled to us, & by the pleading of your righteous, overlook our sins, pardon our defects, grant rest to the departed, success to our affairs, bless our souls & bodies, and make us worthy of the wonderful glory of your kingdom. Unite us with the just and righteous who fulfill your will in the heavenly Jerusalem, O Lord of all, Father, Son, & Holy Spirit, forever.

People: Amen.

Friday

Friday Evening Prayer 

Week 1

 

Priest: Glory to God in the highest, peace on earth, and good hope to all, forever.

People: Amen.

 

Our Father… (Awun dwa-shmayya…)

 

Priest: And for all your benefits and graces toward us, which cannot be repaid, we praise you and glorify you in your crowned Church, full of all graces and blessings, for you are the Lord and creator of all, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, forever.

People: Amen.

 

To you, Lord of all, our thanksgiving,

to you, Jesus Christ, our praise,

for you are the giver of life to our bodies

and the savior of our souls.

 

I rejoiced when I heard them say:

Let us go to the house of the Lord!

 

To you, Lord of all, our thanksgiving,

to you, Jesus Christ, our praise,

for you are the giver of life to our bodies

and the savior of our souls.

 

Glory to the Father, to the Son, & to the Holy Spirit

from age to age, amen, amen.

 

To you, Lord of all, our thanksgiving,

to you, Jesus Christ, our praise,

for you are the giver of life to our bodies

and the savior of our souls.

 

Let us pray. Peace be with us.

 

 

Priest: Lord, you are truly the giver of life to our bodies, the good savior of our souls, and the faithful guardian of our lives. It is right to give thanks, praise, and adore you at all times, Lord of all, forever.

People: Amen.

Psalmody Before – Week 1

Friday Psalmody – Psalm 75:1-4

We give thanks to you, O God,

Halleluiah, halleluiah, halleluiah.

We give thanks to you, O God,

     we give you thanks and call upon your name.

We recount your marvelous deeds.

     “When I read the appointed time,

then I will judge with integrity.

     The earth and its inhabitants will be humbled.”

You have ordered its inhabitants.

     Glory to the Father, to the Son, & to the Holy Spirit.

From age to age, amen, amen.

     Halleluiah, halleluiah, halleluiah.

Let us pray. Peace be with us.

Priest: It is our duty, O Lord our God, to thank, adore, and glorify you for your mercy and your providential will for us, at all times, O Lord of all, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, forever.

People: Amen.

Evening Psalms

Psalm 141

I have called to you, Lord; hasten to help me!

Hearken to my words and accept my prayer.

I have called to you, Lord; hasten to help me!

Hearken to my words and accept my prayer.

     Let my prayer arise before you like incense,

     the offering of my hands like an evening oblation.

Set, O Lord a guard over my mouth

and a guard over my lips!

     That my heart may not turn to an evil deed,

     or accomplish works of wickedness.

May I not dine with evil men.

Let a just man teach me and reprove me.

     But let the oil of the wicked not anoint my head,

     for my prayer is against their malice.

Their judges were thrown down by a rock-like hand,

then they heard that my words were kind.

     Like a plough that scatters the ground,

     their bones were strewn at the mouth of Sheol.

To you, Lord God, I lift up my eyes:

I trust in you; do not cast my soul away!

     Guard me from the hands of the boastful,

     who set traps for me.

Let the wicked fall together into their own nets

while I pursue my way unharmed.

Psalm 142

     With my voice I called the Lord,

     with my voice I begged the Lord.

I lifted up my pleading before him.

I showed him my distress.

     When my spirit trembled, you knew my path.

     On the way I walked they set a trap for me.

I looked to my right and saw:

there was no one to advise me.

     I had no means of escape,

     not one who cared for my soul.

I cried to you, Lord, I said: you are my hope

all that I have in the land of the living.

     Hearken then to my pleading

     for I am brought very low.

Rescue me from those who pursue me

for they are stronger than I.

     Bring my soul out of this prison

     that I may give thanks to your name.

Your just ones will await me

as you grant me reward.

Psalm 119:105-112

     Your word is a lamp for my feet

     and a light for my paths.

I have sworn and have made up my mind

to keep your just decrees.

     Lord, I am deeply afflicted:

     by your word give me life.

Be pleased, Lord, with the words of my mouth

and teach me by your decrees.

     My soul is in your hands at all times,

     I will not forget your law.

Though sinners laid traps for me

I did not stray from your commands.

     Your witness is my heritage forever,

     for it is the joy of my heart.

I set my heart to carry out your statutes

in truth, forever.

Psalm 117

     Praise the Lord, all your nations.

     Acclaim him, all your peoples.

Strong is his love for us.

Truly, he is the Lord forever.

     Glory to the Father, to the Son, & to the Holy Spirit.

     From age to age, amen, amen.

I have called to you, Lord; hasten to help me!

Hearken to my words and accept my prayer.

     Let us pray. Peace be with us.

 

Priest: Hear, O Lord our God, the prayer of your servants in your mercy; accept the supplication of your adorers in your compassion, and pity our sinfulness in your grace and mercy, O healer of our bodies and good hope of our souls at all times, O Lord of all, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, forever.

People: Amen.

Psalmody After – Week 1

Friday Psalmody – Psalm 82:1-4

God stands in the assembly of angels.

Halleluiah, halleluiah, halleluiah.

God stands in the assembly of angels.

     In the midst of the angels he judges.

“How long will you judge unjustly

     and favor the cause of the wicked?

Do justice for orphans and the poor,

     vindicate the humble and needy.

Rescue the weak and the poor;

     from the hand of the wicked.”

Glory to the Father, to the Son, & to the Holy Spirit.

     From age to age, amen, amen.

Halleluiah, halleluiah, halleluiah.

     Let us pray. Peace be with us.

Petitions

Server: Let us all stand well with joy and gladness. Let

             us implore and say: Lord, have mercy on us.

People: Lord, have mercy on us.

* O Father of mercy and God of every consolation,

   we implore you…

* For the peace, concord, and well-being of the whole

   world, and of all churches, we implore you…

* For our country and for all countries, and for all the

   faithful who inhabit them, we implore you…

* For the health of our holy fathers: Mar N., the

   Supreme Pontiff and Pope of Rome, Mar N., our

   Patriarch, Mar N., our Bishop, and for all those who

   serve with them, we implore you…

* O rich in his mercy and overflowing in his

   compassion, we implore you…

* O one who is glorified in heaven and worshipped on

   earth, we implore you…

* Save us all, O Christ our Lord, in your grace. Increase

   your peace and tranquility within us and have mercy

   on us…

* Together let us entrust our souls to the Father, Son,

   and Holy Spirit.

People: To you, O Lord our God.

Raise your voice and praise the living God.

Holy God, holy mighty one, holy immortal one,

have mercy on us.

Glory to the Father, to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.

Holy God, holy mighty one, holy immortal one,

have mercy on us.

From age to age, amen, amen.

Holy God, holy mighty one, holy immortal one,

have mercy on us.

Let us pray. Peace be with us.

Priest: Your holy name, O Lord and God, is glorified, your divinity worshipped, your majesty honored, your greatness celebrated, and your being exalted. May the eternal mercy of your glorious Trinity protect your people, your flock, at all times, O Lord of all: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, forever.

People: Amen.

Onyatha d-Sahde – Friday Evening

Their report is spread through all the earth: The martyrs were like the celestial beings; for while they were walking on earth in appearance like all men, their minds were above on high dwelling among the angels.

They that go down to the sea in ships: Hail, merchants, who with the shedding of your blood, obtained wealth that lasts forever. Beseech and beg of Christ that he makes his peace dwell in creation.

You his servants that do his will: The angels descend from the land of light and sing praise over the bones of the saints to him who makes the earthly ones worthy to rejoice with the spiritual ones.

Shout from the top of the mountains: Blessed are you Mary, O Blessed Mother, who according to the prediction of the prophets and the seal of the apostles, you bore the savior without a husband by the power of the Holy Spirit.

Glory to the Father, to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit: Hail, O holy martyrs! Hail, victorious in the spiritual contest! Hail, who loved Christ with a pure heart!

From age to age, amen, amen: By means of grace, our patron saint achieved the perfection of the saints. O Christ, who exalts his saints, protect our assembly by his prayers.

Let all the people say amen and amen: Answer us, O Lord! Answer us, O hope of your household! Answer us, O God, our savior! Hear the voice of our pleading and respond in your mercy to our petitions, O good, whose mercy does not end.

Let us pray. Peace be with us.

Final Blessing: By the prayers of your saints, O Lord and God, be reconciled to us, and by the pleading of your righteous, overlook our sins, pardon our defects, grant rest to the departed, success to our affairs, bless our souls and bodies, and make us worthy of the wonderful glory of your kingdom. Unite us with the just and righteous who fulfill your will in the heavenly Jerusalem, O Lord of all, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, forever.

People: Amen.

Week 2 Evening Prayers

Sunday

Sunday Evening Prayer 

Week 2

 

Priest: Glory to God in the highest, peace on earth, and good hope to all,

People: Amen.

 

Our Father… (Awun dwa-shmayya…)

 

Priest: And for all your benefits and graces toward us, which cannot be repaid, we praise you and glorify you in your crowned Church, full of all graces and blessings, for you are the Lord and creator of all, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, forever.

People: Amen.

 

To you, Lord of all, our thanksgiving,

to you, Jesus Christ, our praise,

for you are the giver of life to our bodies

and the savior of our souls.

 

I rejoiced when I heard them say:

Let us go to the house of the Lord!

 

To you, Lord of all, our thanksgiving,

to you, Jesus Christ, our praise,

for you are the giver of life to our bodies

and the savior of our souls.

 

Glory to the Father, to the Son, & to the Holy Spirit

from age to age, amen, amen.

 

To you, Lord of all, our thanksgiving,

to you, Jesus Christ, our praise,

for you are the giver of life to our bodies

and the savior of our souls.

 

Let us pray. Peace be with us.

 

 

Priest: Lord, you are truly the giver of life to our bodies, the good savior of our souls, and the faithful guardian of our lives. It is right to give thanks, praise, and adore you at all times, Lord of all, forever.

People: Amen.

Psalmody Before – Week 2

Sunday Psalmody – Psalm 42:1-5

Like the deer that yearns for running streams,

Halleluiah, halleluiah, halleluiah.

Like the deer that yearns for running streams,

     so my soul yearns for you, Lord God.

My soul thirsts for you, O living God;

     when can I come and see your face?

My tears have become my food, O God, by day & night,

     as they say to me every day: “Where is your God?”

I recall these things with a weary soul,

     for I would go to your mighty fortress,

even to the house of God.

     Glory to the Father, to the Son, & to the Holy Spirit.

From age to age, amen, amen.

     Halleluiah, halleluiah, halleluiah.

Let us pray. Peace be with us.

Priest: Hear, O Lord our God, the prayer of your servants in your mercy; accept the supplication of your adorers in your compassion, and pity our sinfulness in your grace and mercy, O healer of our bodies and good hope of our souls at all times, O Lord of all, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, forever.

People: Amen.

Psalmody After – Week 2

Friday Psalmody – Psalm 122:1-4

To you I have lifted up my eyes,

Halleluiah, halleluiah, halleluiah.

To you I have lifted up my eyes,

     you who dwell in heaven:

like the eyes of slaves to their lords;

     so our eyes are to you, O Lord our God

till you have mercy on us. Have mercy on us, Lord,

have mercy.

     Glory to the Father, to the Son, & to the Holy Spirit.

From age to age, amen, amen.

     Halleluiah, halleluiah, halleluiah.

Let us pray. Peace be with us.

Priest: It is our duty, O Lord our God, to thank, adore, and glorify you for your mercy and your providential will for us, at all times, O Lord of all, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, forever.

People: Amen.

Evening Psalms

Psalm 141

I have called to you, Lord; hasten to help me!

Hearken to my words and accept my prayer.

I have called to you, Lord; hasten to help me!

Hearken to my words and accept my prayer.

     Let my prayer arise before you like incense,

     the offering of my hands like an evening oblation.

Set, O Lord a guard over my mouth

and a guard over my lips!

     That my heart may not turn to an evil deed,

     or accomplish works of wickedness.

May I not dine with evil men.

Let a just man teach me and reprove me.

     But let the oil of the wicked not anoint my head,

     for my prayer is against their malice.

Their judges were thrown down by a rock-like hand,

then they heard that my words were kind.

     Like a plough that scatters the ground,

     their bones were strewn at the mouth of Sheol.

To you, Lord God, I lift up my eyes:

I trust in you; do not cast my soul away!

     Guard me from the hands of the boastful,

     who set traps for me.

Let the wicked fall together into their own nets

while I pursue my way unharmed.

Psalm 142

     With my voice I called the Lord,

     with my voice I begged the Lord.

I lifted up my pleading before him.

I showed him my distress.

     When my spirit trembled, you knew my path.

     On the way I walked they set a trap for me.

I looked to my right and saw:

there was no one to advise me.

     I had no means of escape,

     not one who cared for my soul.

I cried to you, Lord, I said: you are my hope

all that I have in the land of the living.

     Hearken then to my pleading

     for I am brought very low.

Rescue me from those who pursue me

for they are stronger than I.

     Bring my soul out of this prison

     that I may give thanks to your name.

Your just ones will await me

as you grant me reward.

Psalm 119:105-112

     Your word is a lamp for my feet

     and a light for my paths.

I have sworn and have made up my mind

to keep your just decrees.

     Lord, I am deeply afflicted:

     by your word give me life.

Be pleased, Lord, with the words of my mouth

and teach me by your decrees.

     My soul is in your hands at all times,

     I will not forget your law.

Though sinners laid traps for me

I did not stray from your commands.

     Your witness is my heritage forever,

     for it is the joy of my heart.

I set my heart to carry out your statutes

in truth, forever.

Psalm 117

     Praise the Lord, all your nations.

     Acclaim him, all your peoples.

Strong is his love for us.

Truly, he is the Lord forever.

     Glory to the Father, to the Son, & to the Holy Spirit.

     From age to age, amen, amen.

I have called to you, Lord; hasten to help me!

Hearken to my words and accept my prayer.

     Let us pray. Peace be with us.

Petitions

Server: Let us all stand well with joy and gladness. Let

             us implore and say: Lord, have mercy on us.

People: Lord, have mercy on us.

* O Father of mercy and God of every consolation,

   we implore you…

* For the peace, concord, and well-being of the whole

   world, and of all churches, we implore you…

* For our country and for all countries, and for all the

   faithful who inhabit them, we implore you…

* For the health of our holy fathers: Mar N., the

   Supreme Pontiff and Pope of Rome, Mar N., our

   Patriarch, Mar N., our Bishop, and for all those who

   serve with them, we implore you…

* O rich in his mercy and overflowing in his

   compassion, we implore you…

* O one who is glorified in heaven and worshipped on

   earth, we implore you…

* Save us all, O Christ our Lord, in your grace. Increase

   your peace and tranquility within us and have mercy

   on us…

* Together let us entrust our souls to the Father, Son,

   and Holy Spirit.

People: To you, O Lord our God.

Raise your voice and praise the living God.

Holy God, holy mighty one, holy immortal one,

have mercy on us.

Glory to the Father, to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.

Holy God, holy mighty one, holy immortal one,

have mercy on us.

From age to age, amen, amen.

Holy God, holy mighty one, holy immortal one,

have mercy on us.

Let us pray. Peace be with us.

Priest: Your holy name, O Lord and God, is glorified, your divinity worshipped, your majesty honored, your greatness celebrated, and your being exalted. May the eternal mercy of your glorious Trinity protect your people, your flock, at all times, O Lord of all: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, forever.

People: Amen.

Onyatha d-Sahde – Sunday Evening

The just deserve praise: The martyrs who longed to see Christ obtained wings through the sword and flew to heaven.

Sing beautifully with melody: The martyrs in their love say to Christ, “For you we die daily.”

Like a fortified city: You are a strong obstacle for persecutors in times of affliction.

I will always bless the Lord: Blessed are your trials, O holy martyrs, for by the shedding of your blood, you gained the kingdom.

They who love the Lord hate evil: O martyrs of the Son and beloved of the only begotten, pray that peace may be throughout creation.

Gaze in him and trust in him: The martyrs saw the Son crucified on the tree and they lowered their necks to the sword and were crowned.

Glory to the Father, to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit: The cross of our Lord was stained with blood. The martyrs saw it and lowered their necks.

From age to age, amen, amen: The cross of Christ was a bridge to the martyrs and the just passed over it to the country where there is no fear.

Let all the people say amen and amen: The faithful Church is a pearl and the martyrs in her are pleasing sacrifices.

Let us pray. Peace be with us.

Final Blessing: By the prayers of your saints, O Lord and God, be reconciled to us, and by the pleading of your righteous, overlook our sins, pardon our defects, grant rest to the departed, success to our affairs, bless our souls and bodies, and make us worthy of the wonderful glory of your kingdom. Unite us with the just and righteous who fulfill your will in the heavenly Jerusalem, O Lord of all, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, forever.

People: Amen.

Monday

Monday Evening Prayer 

Week 2

 

Priest: Glory to God in the highest, peace on earth, and good hope to all, forever.

People: Amen.

Our Father… (Awun dwa-shmayya…)

Priest: And for all your benefits and graces toward us, which cannot be repaid, we praise you and glorify you in your crowned Church, full of all graces and blessings, for you are the Lord and creator of all, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, forever.

People: Amen.

To you, Lord of all, our thanksgiving,

to you, Jesus Christ, our praise,

for you are the giver of life to our bodies

and the savior of our souls.

 

I rejoiced when I heard them say:

Let us go to the house of the Lord!

 

To you, Lord of all, our thanksgiving,

to you, Jesus Christ, our praise,

for you are the giver of life to our bodies

and the savior of our souls.

 

Glory to the Father, to the Son, & to the Holy Spirit

from age to age, amen, amen.

 

To you, Lord of all, our thanksgiving,

to you, Jesus Christ, our praise,

for you are the giver of life to our bodies

and the savior of our souls.

 

Let us pray. Peace be with us.

Priest: Lord, you are truly the giver of life to our bodies, the good savior of our souls, and the faithful guardian of our lives. It is right to give thanks, praise, and adore you at all times, Lord of all, forever.

People: Amen.

Psalmody Before – Week 2

Monday Psalmody – Psalm 42:1-5

Like the deer that yearns for running streams,

Halleluiah, halleluiah, halleluiah.

Like the deer that yearns for running streams,

     so my soul yearns for you, Lord God.

My soul thirsts for you, O living God;

     when can I come and see your face?

My tears have become my food, O God, by day & night,

     as they say to me every day: “Where is your God?”

I recall these things with a weary soul,

     for I would go to your mighty fortress,

even to the house of God.

     Glory to the Father, to the Son, & to the Holy Spirit.

From age to age, amen, amen.

     Halleluiah, halleluiah, halleluiah.

Let us pray. Peace be with us.

Priest: It is our duty, O Lord our God, to thank, adore, and glorify you for your mercy and your providential will for us, at all times, O Lord of all, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, forever.

People: Amen.

Evening Psalms

Psalm 141

I have called to you, Lord; hasten to help me!

Hearken to my words and accept my prayer.

I have called to you, Lord; hasten to help me!

Hearken to my words and accept my prayer.

     Let my prayer arise before you like incense,

     the offering of my hands like an evening oblation.

Set, O Lord a guard over my mouth

and a guard over my lips!

     That my heart may not turn to an evil deed,

     or accomplish works of wickedness.

May I not dine with evil men.

Let a just man teach me and reprove me.

     But let the oil of the wicked not anoint my head,

     for my prayer is against their malice.

Their judges were thrown down by a rock-like hand,

then they heard that my words were kind.

     Like a plough that scatters the ground,

     their bones were strewn at the mouth of Sheol.

To you, Lord God, I lift up my eyes:

I trust in you; do not cast my soul away!

     Guard me from the hands of the boastful,

     who set traps for me.

Let the wicked fall together into their own nets

while I pursue my way unharmed.

Psalm 142

     With my voice I called the Lord,

     with my voice I begged the Lord.

I lifted up my pleading before him.

I showed him my distress.

     When my spirit trembled, you knew my path.

     On the way I walked they set a trap for me.

I looked to my right and saw:

there was no one to advise me.

     I had no means of escape,

     not one who cared for my soul.

I cried to you, Lord, I said: you are my hope

all that I have in the land of the living.

     Hearken then to my pleading

     for I am brought very low.

Rescue me from those who pursue me

for they are stronger than I.

     Bring my soul out of this prison

     that I may give thanks to your name.

Your just ones will await me

as you grant me reward.

Psalm 119:105-112

     Your word is a lamp for my feet

     and a light for my paths.

I have sworn and have made up my mind

to keep your just decrees.

     Lord, I am deeply afflicted:

     by your word give me life.

Be pleased, Lord, with the words of my mouth

and teach me by your decrees.

     My soul is in your hands at all times,

     I will not forget your law.

Though sinners laid traps for me

I did not stray from your commands.

     Your witness is my heritage forever,

     for it is the joy of my heart.

I set my heart to carry out your statutes

in truth, forever.

Psalm 117

     Praise the Lord, all your nations.

     Acclaim him, all your peoples.

Strong is his love for us.

Truly, he is the Lord forever.

     Glory to the Father, to the Son, & to the Holy Spirit.

     From age to age, amen, amen.

I have called to you, Lord; hasten to help me!

Hearken to my words and accept my prayer.

     Let us pray. Peace be with us.

Priest: Hear, O Lord our God, the prayer of your servants in your mercy; accept the supplication of your adorers in your compassion, and pity our sinfulness in your grace and mercy, O healer of our bodies and good hope of our souls at all times, O Lord of all, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, forever.

People: Amen.

Psalmody After – Week 2

Monday Psalmody – Psalm 67:1-6

May God have mercy on us,

Halleluiah, halleluiah, halleluiah.

May God have mercy on us,

     Bless us, and let his face shine on us.

Let the peoples confess you, O God;

     let all the peoples confess you.

Let the kingdoms be glad and praise;

     for you judge the nations uprightly and guide the

     nations on earth.

Let the peoples confess you, O God;

     let all the peoples confess you.

Glory to the Father, to the Son, & to the Holy Spirit.

     From age to age, amen, amen.

Halleluiah, halleluiah, halleluiah.

     Let us pray. Peace be with us.

Petitions

Server: Let us all stand well with joy and gladness. Let

             us implore and say: Lord, have mercy on us.

People: Lord, have mercy on us.

* O Father of mercy and God of every consolation,

   we implore you…

* For the peace, concord, and well-being of the whole

   world, and of all churches, we implore you…

* For our country and for all countries, and for all the

   faithful who inhabit them, we implore you…

* For the health of our holy fathers: Mar N., the

   Supreme Pontiff and Pope of Rome, Mar N., our

   Patriarch, Mar N., our Bishop, and for all those who

   serve with them, we implore you…

* O rich in his mercy and overflowing in his

   compassion, we implore you…

* O one who is glorified in heaven and worshipped on

   earth, we implore you…

* Save us all, O Christ our Lord, in your grace. Increase

   your peace and tranquility within us and have mercy

   on us…

* Together let us entrust our souls to the Father, Son,

   and Holy Spirit.

People: To you, O Lord our God.

Raise your voice and praise the living God.

Holy God, holy mighty one, holy immortal one,

have mercy on us.

Glory to the Father, to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.

Holy God, holy mighty one, holy immortal one,

have mercy on us.

From age to age, amen, amen.

Holy God, holy mighty one, holy immortal one,

have mercy on us.

Let us pray. Peace be with us.

Priest: Your holy name, O Lord and God, is glorified, your divinity worshipped, your majesty honored, your greatness celebrated, and your being exalted. May the eternal mercy of your glorious Trinity protect your people, your flock, at all times, O Lord of all: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, forever.

People: Amen.

Onyatha d-Sahde – Monday Evening

Seek the Lord and be strong: O martyrs, beg mercy on behalf of the world, which takes refuge in your bones, that by your request and prayers, we may find mercy in the day of judgment.

Offer him sacrifices of praise: Incense of peace and pure offerings were you, O blessed ones, in whom the Father rejoiced, the Son accepted, and the Holy Spirit crowned.

More desirous than gold and precious stones: Crowns, that are more precious than gold, jewels, and pearls, are the crowns Christ places on your heads, and he gives you joy in his heavenly banquet.

You have set a glorious crown on his head: The Lord of glory placed a beautiful and honorable crown on the memorable Mar Hormizd, who bore suffering for the truth.

Righteous and upright: By the strength of the martyr Pithyon, the evil one and his servants were bewildered. May his prayers keep our congregation from the evil one and his hosts.

Choice silver refined on earth: Your pure body, O Mary, is a storage of aid for us, where by its many helps, it fulfills our needs.

Glory to the Father, to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit: Glory to the Lord, who exalted all of you, and made you a storehouse of life, for in you, the afflicted and distressed take refuge and are saved.

From age to age, amen, amen: O brave and memorable athlete, our patron saint, who inherited the kingdom; implore from Christ to make his peace dwell in creation, through his mercy.

Let all the people say amen and amen: We raise to you, O Lord God, the evening praise, and from you we ask for the forgiveness of trespasses.

Let us pray. Peace be with us.

Final Blessing: By the prayers of your saints, O Lord and God, be reconciled to us, and by the pleading of your righteous, overlook our sins, pardon our defects, grant rest to the departed, success to our affairs, bless our souls and bodies, and make us worthy of the wonderful glory of your kingdom. Unite us with the just and righteous who fulfill your will in the heavenly Jerusalem, O Lord of all, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, forever.

People: Amen.

Tuesday

Tuesday Evening Prayer 

Week 2 

Priest: Glory to God in the highest, peace on earth, and good hope to all, forever.

People: Amen.

Our Father… (Awun dwa-shmayya…)

Priest: And for all your benefits and graces toward us, which cannot be repaid, we praise you and glorify you in your crowned Church, full of all graces and blessings, for you are the Lord and creator of all, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, forever.

People: Amen.

To you, Lord of all, our thanksgiving,

to you, Jesus Christ, our praise,

for you are the giver of life to our bodies

and the savior of our souls.

 

I rejoiced when I heard them say:

Let us go to the house of the Lord!

 

To you, Lord of all, our thanksgiving,

to you, Jesus Christ, our praise,

for you are the giver of life to our bodies

and the savior of our souls.

 

Glory to the Father, to the Son, & to the Holy Spirit

from age to age, amen, amen.

 

To you, Lord of all, our thanksgiving,

to you, Jesus Christ, our praise,

for you are the giver of life to our bodies

and the savior of our souls.

 

Let us pray. Peace be with us.

Priest: Lord, you are truly the giver of life to our bodies, the good savior of our souls, and the faithful guardian of our lives. It is right to give thanks, praise, and adore you at all times, Lord of all, forever.

People: Amen.

Psalmody Before – Week 2

Tuesday Psalmody – Psalm 72:1-4

O God, give your judgement to the king,

Halleluiah, halleluiah, halleluiah.

O God, give your judgement to the king,

     to the king’s son your justice,

that he may judge your people in justice

     and your poor in right judgment.

May the mountains bear peace for your people,

     and the hills, your justice,

That we may judge the poor of the people,

     save the children of the needy and crush the tyrant.

Glory to the Father, to the Son, & to the Holy Spirit.

     From age to age, amen, amen.

Halleluiah, halleluiah, halleluiah.

     Let us pray. Peace be with us.

Priest: It is our duty, O Lord our God, to thank, adore, and glorify you for your mercy and your providential will for us, at all times, O Lord of all, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, forever.

People: Amen.

Evening Psalms

Psalm 141

I have called to you, Lord; hasten to help me!

Hearken to my words and accept my prayer.

I have called to you, Lord; hasten to help me!

Hearken to my words and accept my prayer.

     Let my prayer arise before you like incense,

     the offering of my hands like an evening oblation.

Set, O Lord a guard over my mouth

and a guard over my lips!

     That my heart may not turn to an evil deed,

     or accomplish works of wickedness.

May I not dine with evil men.

Let a just man teach me and reprove me.

     But let the oil of the wicked not anoint my head,

     for my prayer is against their malice.

Their judges were thrown down by a rock-like hand,

then they heard that my words were kind.

     Like a plough that scatters the ground,

     their bones were strewn at the mouth of Sheol.

To you, Lord God, I lift up my eyes:

I trust in you; do not cast my soul away!

     Guard me from the hands of the boastful,

     who set traps for me.

Let the wicked fall together into their own nets

while I pursue my way unharmed.

Psalm 142

     With my voice I called the Lord,

     with my voice I begged the Lord.

I lifted up my pleading before him.

I showed him my distress.

     When my spirit trembled, you knew my path.

     On the way I walked they set a trap for me.

I looked to my right and saw:

there was no one to advise me.

     I had no means of escape,

     not one who cared for my soul.

I cried to you, Lord, I said: you are my hope

all that I have in the land of the living.

     Hearken then to my pleading

     for I am brought very low.

Rescue me from those who pursue me

for they are stronger than I.

     Bring my soul out of this prison

     that I may give thanks to your name.

Your just ones will await me

as you grant me reward.

Psalm 119:105-112

     Your word is a lamp for my feet

     and a light for my paths.

I have sworn and have made up my mind

to keep your just decrees.

     Lord, I am deeply afflicted:

     by your word give me life.

Be pleased, Lord, with the words of my mouth

and teach me by your decrees.

     My soul is in your hands at all times,

     I will not forget your law.

Though sinners laid traps for me

I did not stray from your commands.

     Your witness is my heritage forever,

     for it is the joy of my heart.

I set my heart to carry out your statutes

in truth, forever.

Psalm 117

     Praise the Lord, all your nations.

     Acclaim him, all your peoples.

Strong is his love for us.

Truly, he is the Lord forever.

     Glory to the Father, to the Son, & to the Holy Spirit.

     From age to age, amen, amen.

I have called to you, Lord; hasten to help me!

Hearken to my words and accept my prayer.

     Let us pray. Peace be with us.

Priest: Hear, O Lord our God, the prayer of your servants in your mercy; accept the supplication of your adorers in your compassion, and pity our sinfulness in your grace and mercy, O healer of our bodies and good hope of our souls at all times, O Lord of all, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, forever.

People: Amen.

Psalmody After – Week 2

Tuesday Psalmody – Psalm 72:1-4

Of grace and justice I will sing,

Halleluiah, halleluiah, halleluiah.

Of grace and justice I will sing,

     and I will praise you, Lord.

I will walk in your way without blame.

     when, Lord, will you come to me?

I will walk with blameless heart within my house;

     I will not set what is base before my eyes.

I hated evildoers;

     they shall not come near to me.

A wicked heart must depart from me;

     I have not known evil.

He who slanders his friend in secret I have destroyed,

     of proud eyes and haughty heart I have not dined

     with.

I look to the faithful in the land that they may dwell

with me.

     He who walks faultless on the way shall serve me.

Glory to the Father, to the Son, & to the Holy Spirit.

     From age to age, amen, amen.

Halleluiah, halleluiah, halleluiah.

     Let us pray. Peace be with us.

Petitions

Server: Let us all stand well with joy and gladness. Let

             us implore and say: Lord, have mercy on us.

People: Lord, have mercy on us.

* O Father of mercy and God of every consolation,

   we implore you…

* For the peace, concord, and well-being of the whole

   world, and of all churches, we implore you…

* For our country and for all countries, and for all the

   faithful who inhabit them, we implore you…

* For the health of our holy fathers: Mar N., the

   Supreme Pontiff and Pope of Rome, Mar N., our

   Patriarch, Mar N., our Bishop, and for all those who

   serve with them, we implore you…

* O rich in his mercy and overflowing in his

   compassion, we implore you…

* O one who is glorified in heaven and worshipped on

   earth, we implore you…

* Save us all, O Christ our Lord, in your grace. Increase

   your peace and tranquility within us and have mercy

   on us…

* Together let us entrust our souls to the Father, Son,

   and Holy Spirit.

People: To you, O Lord our God.

Raise your voice and praise the living God.

Holy God, holy mighty one, holy immortal one,

have mercy on us.

Glory to the Father, to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.

Holy God, holy mighty one, holy immortal one,

have mercy on us.

From age to age, amen, amen.

Holy God, holy mighty one, holy immortal one,

have mercy on us.

Let us pray. Peace be with us.

Priest: Your holy name, O Lord and God, is glorified, your divinity worshipped, your majesty honored, your greatness celebrated, and your being exalted. May the eternal mercy of your glorious Trinity protect your people, your flock, at all times, O Lord of all: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, forever.

People: Amen.

Onyatha d-Sahde – Tuesday Evening

Offer him sacrifices of praise: Incense of peace and pure offerings were you, O blessed ones, in whom the Father rejoiced, the Son accepted, and the Holy Spirit crowned.

More desirous than gold and precious stones: Crowns that are more precious than gold, jewels and pearls are the crowns Christ places on your heads, and he gives you joy in his heavenly banquet.

Joseph was sold to slavery: The bones of the memorable Joseph made a breach against the Egyptians, and your bones, O holy martyrs, brought compassion to all creation.

Righteous and upright: By the strength of the martyr Pithyon, the evil one and his servants were bewildered. May his prayers keep our congregation from the evil one and his hosts.

Choice silver refined on earth: Your pure body, O Mary, is a storage of aid for us, where by its many helps, it fulfills our needs.

Glory to the Father, to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit: The country where you dwell, O blessed ones, is filled with peace, tranquility and harmony. May we be kept from all harm, by your prayers.

From age to age, amen, amen: They saw Christ and desired his love, who, for the sake of his Church, tasted death. They ran and gave up their souls so that at his second coming they would be with him.

Let all the people say amen and amen: We raise to you, O Lord God, the evening praise, and from you we ask for the forgiveness of trespasses.

Let us pray. Peace be with us. 

Final Blessing: By the prayers of your saints, O Lord and God, be reconciled to us, and by the pleading of your righteous, overlook our sins, pardon our defects, grant rest to the departed, success to our affairs, bless our souls and bodies, and make us worthy of the wonderful glory of your kingdom. Unite us with the just and righteous who fulfill your will in the heavenly Jerusalem, O Lord of all, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, forever.

People: Amen.

Wednesday

Wednesday Evening Prayer 

Week 2

 

Priest: Glory to God in the highest, peace on earth, and good hope to all, forever.

People: Amen.

Our Father… (Awun dwa-shmayya…)

Priest: And for all your benefits and graces toward us, which cannot be repaid, we praise you and glorify you in your crowned Church, full of all graces and blessings, for you are the Lord and creator of all, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, forever.

People: Amen.

To you, Lord of all, our thanksgiving,

to you, Jesus Christ, our praise,

for you are the giver of life to our bodies

and the savior of our souls.

 

I rejoiced when I heard them say:

Let us go to the house of the Lord!

 

To you, Lord of all, our thanksgiving,

to you, Jesus Christ, our praise,

for you are the giver of life to our bodies

and the savior of our souls.

 

Glory to the Father, to the Son, & to the Holy Spirit

from age to age, amen, amen.

 

To you, Lord of all, our thanksgiving,

to you, Jesus Christ, our praise,

for you are the giver of life to our bodies

and the savior of our souls.

 

Let us pray. Peace be with us.

Priest: Lord, you are truly the giver of life to our bodies, the good savior of our souls, and the faithful guardian of our lives. It is right to give thanks, praise, and adore you at all times, Lord of all, forever.

People: Amen.

Psalmody Before – Week 2

Wednesday Psalmody – Psalm 118:41-48

Lord, let your mercy come upon me,

Halleluiah, halleluiah, halleluiah.

Lord, let your mercy come upon me,

     and the salvation you promised.

I shall answer those who taunt me

     for I trust in your words.

Let now the word of truth die from my mouth,

     for I trust in your decrees.

I shall keep your law for ever and ever,

     and shall walk in freedom for I delight in your

     precepts.

I will speak of your justice before kings

     And not be ashamed.

I will consider your commands which I have loved,

     I will ponder your statutes.

I will glory in your faithfulness.

     Glory to the Father, to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.

From age to age, amen, amen.

     Halleluiah, halleluiah, halleluiah.

Let us pray. Peace be with us.

Priest: It is our duty, O Lord our God, to thank, adore, and glorify you for your mercy and your providential will for us, at all times, O Lord of all, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, forever.

People: Amen.

Evening Psalms

Psalm 141

I have called to you, Lord; hasten to help me!

Hearken to my words and accept my prayer.

I have called to you, Lord; hasten to help me!

Hearken to my words and accept my prayer.

     Let my prayer arise before you like incense,

     the offering of my hands like an evening oblation.

Set, O Lord a guard over my mouth

and a guard over my lips!

     That my heart may not turn to an evil deed,

     or accomplish works of wickedness.

May I not dine with evil men.

Let a just man teach me and reprove me.

     But let the oil of the wicked not anoint my head,

     for my prayer is against their malice.

Their judges were thrown down by a rock-like hand,

then they heard that my words were kind.

     Like a plough that scatters the ground,

     their bones were strewn at the mouth of Sheol.

To you, Lord God, I lift up my eyes:

I trust in you; do not cast my soul away!

     Guard me from the hands of the boastful,

     who set traps for me.

Let the wicked fall together into their own nets

while I pursue my way unharmed.

Psalm 142

     With my voice I called the Lord,

     with my voice I begged the Lord.

I lifted up my pleading before him.

I showed him my distress.

     When my spirit trembled, you knew my path.

     On the way I walked they set a trap for me.

I looked to my right and saw:

there was no one to advise me.

     I had no means of escape,

     not one who cared for my soul.

I cried to you, Lord, I said: you are my hope

all that I have in the land of the living.

     Hearken then to my pleading

     for I am brought very low.

Rescue me from those who pursue me

for they are stronger than I.

     Bring my soul out of this prison

     that I may give thanks to your name.

Your just ones will await me

as you grant me reward.

Psalm 119:105-112

     Your word is a lamp for my feet

     and a light for my paths.

I have sworn and have made up my mind

to keep your just decrees.

     Lord, I am deeply afflicted:

     by your word give me life.

Be pleased, Lord, with the words of my mouth

and teach me by your decrees.

     My soul is in your hands at all times,

     I will not forget your law.

Though sinners laid traps for me

I did not stray from your commands.

     Your witness is my heritage forever,

     for it is the joy of my heart.

I set my heart to carry out your statutes

in truth, forever.

Psalm 117

     Praise the Lord, all your nations.

     Acclaim him, all your peoples.

Strong is his love for us.

Truly, he is the Lord forever.

     Glory to the Father, to the Son, & to the Holy Spirit.

     From age to age, amen, amen.

I have called to you, Lord; hasten to help me!

Hearken to my words and accept my prayer.

     Let us pray. Peace be with us.

Priest: Hear, O Lord our God, the prayer of your servants in your mercy; accept the supplication of your adorers in your compassion, and pity our sinfulness in your grace and mercy, O healer of our bodies and good hope of our souls at all times, O Lord of all, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, forever.

People: Amen.

Psalmody After – Week 2

Wednesday Psalmody – Psalm 118:21-28

O just and righteous one:

Halleluiah, halleluiah, halleluiah.

O just and righteous one:

     do not abandon me to my oppressors.

Comfort your servants with good things,

     and the braggarts will not oppress me.

My eyes yearn for your salvation

     and the promise of your justice.

Treat your servant according to your mercy

     and teach me your law.

I am your servant, give me knowledge

     and I shall know your testimony.

It is time to work for the Lord

     for they have nullified your law.

That is why I loved your commands

     more than gold and fine gems:

I love all your commands

     and hate all the paths of the wicked.

Glory to the Father, to the Son, & to the Holy Spirit.

     From age to age, amen, amen.

Halleluiah, halleluiah, halleluiah.

     Let us pray. Peace be with us.

Petitions

Server: Let us all stand well with joy and gladness. Let

             us implore and say: Lord, have mercy on us.

People: Lord, have mercy on us.

* O Father of mercy and God of every consolation,

   we implore you…

* For the peace, concord, and well-being of the whole

   world, and of all churches, we implore you…

* For our country and for all countries, and for all the

   faithful who inhabit them, we implore you…

* For the health of our holy fathers: Mar N., the

   Supreme Pontiff and Pope of Rome, Mar N., our

   Patriarch, Mar N., our Bishop, and for all those who

   serve with them, we implore you…

* O rich in his mercy and overflowing in his

   compassion, we implore you…

* O one who is glorified in heaven and worshipped on

   earth, we implore you…

* Save us all, O Christ our Lord, in your grace. Increase

   your peace and tranquility within us and have mercy

   on us…

* Together let us entrust our souls to the Father, Son,

   and Holy Spirit.

People: To you, O Lord our God.

Raise your voice and praise the living God.

Holy God, holy mighty one, holy immortal one,

have mercy on us.

Glory to the Father, to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.

Holy God, holy mighty one, holy immortal one,

have mercy on us.

From age to age, amen, amen.

Holy God, holy mighty one, holy immortal one,

have mercy on us.

Let us pray. Peace be with us.

Priest: Your holy name, O Lord and God, is glorified, your divinity worshipped, your majesty honored, your greatness celebrated, and your being exalted. May the eternal mercy of your glorious Trinity protect your people, your flock, at all times, O Lord of all: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, forever.

People: Amen.

Onyatha d-Sahde – Wednesday Evening

You are the blessed of the Lord: The blessed martyrs counted death as a great gain, and like honors and gifts, they accepted scourges and torments. Now after their deaths, they bestow graces on the world and are a storage full of aid.

They despised the beautiful land: The martyrs who saw the world passing away and truth enduring left buildings, riches, and possessions, which are vanity. They desired the fear of God and gave their necks to the sword. Behold, they are about to inherit the kingdom.

Take up a weapon and a shield and arise in my defense: The true martyrs were armed with the shield of the Spirit when they went down to the trials. Young men and boys assembled to see an uncommon sight of men fighting with death and conquering it as they were killed; a wonder that is greater than words.

Glory to the Father, to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit: Hail, holy martyrs, friends of Christ, for you conquered, overcame, were crowned, and baffled the evil one in the contest. Blessed are you in the day of the Son, when the greatness of his glory shines forth, when you enter with him to the heavenly banquet and rejoice before him.

From age to age, amen, amen: A garment of grace woven by the Holy Spirit are you, O patron saint. You have cause to flow forth by your steadfast deeds a fountain of heavenly blessings and have given your flock to drink of the word of heavenly life. Behold, a crown of victory is woven for you.

Let all the people say amen and amen: Drive away satan, who is the enemy of all righteousness, from the house where we dwell. Do not let him enter and have dominion. Rather, Lord, establish its foundations on the rock of faith and fill it with everlasting life.

Let us pray. Peace be with us.

Final Blessing: By the prayers of your saints, O Lord and God, be reconciled to us, and by the pleading of your righteous, overlook our sins, pardon our defects, grant rest to the departed, success to our affairs, bless our souls and bodies, and make us worthy of the wonderful glory of your kingdom. Unite us with the just and righteous who fulfill your will in the heavenly Jerusalem, O Lord of all, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, forever.

People: Amen.

Thursday

Thursday Evening Prayer 

Week 2

 

Priest: Glory to God in the highest, peace on earth, and good hope to all, forever.

People: Amen.

Our Father… (Awun dwa-shmayya…)

Priest: And for all your benefits and graces toward us, which cannot be repaid, we praise you and glorify you in your crowned Church, full of all graces and blessings, for you are the Lord and creator of all, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, forever.

People: Amen.

To you, Lord of all, our thanksgiving,

to you, Jesus Christ, our praise,

for you are the giver of life to our bodies

and the savior of our souls.

 

I rejoiced when I heard them say:

Let us go to the house of the Lord!

 

To you, Lord of all, our thanksgiving,

to you, Jesus Christ, our praise,

for you are the giver of life to our bodies

and the savior of our souls.

 

Glory to the Father, to the Son, & to the Holy Spirit

from age to age, amen, amen.

 

To you, Lord of all, our thanksgiving,

to you, Jesus Christ, our praise,

for you are the giver of life to our bodies

and the savior of our souls.

 

Let us pray. Peace be with us.

Priest: Lord, you are truly the giver of life to our bodies, the good savior of our souls, and the faithful guardian of our lives. It is right to give thanks, praise, and adore you at all times, Lord of all, forever.

People: Amen.

Psalmody Before – Week 2

Thursday Psalmody – Psalm 95:1-7

Come, let us praise the Lord,

Halleluiah, halleluiah, halleluiah.

Come, let us praise the Lord,

     and sing to God our savior.

Let us come before him, giving thanks,

     and with songs let us praise him.

A mighty God is the Lord,

     a great king above all gods.

In his hands are the foundations of the earth;

     the heights of the mountains are his.

To him belongs the sea, for he made it

     and the dry land shaped by his hands.

Come, let us bless and adore him;

     let us kneel before the God who made us

for he is our God and we

     his people and the sheep of his flock.

     Glory to the Father, to the Son, & to the Holy Spirit.

From age to age, amen, amen.

     Halleluiah, halleluiah, halleluiah.

Let us pray. Peace be with us.

Priest: It is our duty, O Lord our God, to thank, adore, and glorify you for your mercy and your providential will for us, at all times, O Lord of all, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, forever.

People: Amen.

Evening Psalms

Psalm 141

I have called to you, Lord; hasten to help me!

Hearken to my words and accept my prayer.

I have called to you, Lord; hasten to help me!

Hearken to my words and accept my prayer.

     Let my prayer arise before you like incense,

     the offering of my hands like an evening oblation.

Set, O Lord a guard over my mouth

and a guard over my lips!

     That my heart may not turn to an evil deed,

     or accomplish works of wickedness.

May I not dine with evil men.

Let a just man teach me and reprove me.

     But let the oil of the wicked not anoint my head,

     for my prayer is against their malice.

Their judges were thrown down by a rock-like hand,

then they heard that my words were kind.

     Like a plough that scatters the ground,

     their bones were strewn at the mouth of Sheol.

To you, Lord God, I lift up my eyes:

I trust in you; do not cast my soul away!

     Guard me from the hands of the boastful,

     who set traps for me.

Let the wicked fall together into their own nets

while I pursue my way unharmed.

Psalm 142

     With my voice I called the Lord,

     with my voice I begged the Lord.

I lifted up my pleading before him.

I showed him my distress.

     When my spirit trembled, you knew my path.

     On the way I walked they set a trap for me.

I looked to my right and saw:

there was no one to advise me.

     I had no means of escape,

     not one who cared for my soul.

I cried to you, Lord, I said: you are my hope

all that I have in the land of the living.

     Hearken then to my pleading

     for I am brought very low.

Rescue me from those who pursue me

for they are stronger than I.

     Bring my soul out of this prison

     that I may give thanks to your name.

Your just ones will await me

as you grant me reward.

Psalm 119:105-112

     Your word is a lamp for my feet

     and a light for my paths.

I have sworn and have made up my mind

to keep your just decrees.

     Lord, I am deeply afflicted:

     by your word give me life.

Be pleased, Lord, with the words of my mouth

and teach me by your decrees.

     My soul is in your hands at all times,

     I will not forget your law.

Though sinners laid traps for me

I did not stray from your commands.

     Your witness is my heritage forever,

     for it is the joy of my heart.

I set my heart to carry out your statutes

in truth, forever.

Psalm 117

     Praise the Lord, all your nations.

     Acclaim him, all your peoples.

Strong is his love for us.

Truly, he is the Lord forever.

     Glory to the Father, to the Son, & to the Holy Spirit.

     From age to age, amen, amen.

I have called to you, Lord; hasten to help me!

Hearken to my words and accept my prayer.

     Let us pray. Peace be with us.

Priest: Hear, O Lord our God, the prayer of your servants in your mercy; accept the supplication of your adorers in your compassion, and pity our sinfulness in your grace and mercy, O healer of our bodies and good hope of our souls at all times, O Lord of all, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, forever.

People: Amen.

Psalmody After – Week 2

Thursday Psalmody – Psalm 139:1-5

O Lord, you search me and you know me,

Halleluiah, halleluiah, halleluiah.

O Lord, you search me and you know me,

     you know my sitting and my standing.

You discern my intentions from above,

     you know my paths and trace all my ways.

Before ever a word is on my tongue,

     you know it, O Lord my God.

In all things, from beginning to end,

     you molded me and placed your hand on me.

Glory to the Father, to the Son, & to the Holy Spirit.

     From age to age, amen, amen.

Halleluiah, halleluiah, halleluiah.

     Let us pray. Peace be with us.

Petitions

Server: Let us all stand well with joy and gladness. Let

             us implore and say: Lord, have mercy on us.

People: Lord, have mercy on us.

* O Father of mercy and God of every consolation,

   we implore you…

* For the peace, concord, and well-being of the whole

   world, and of all churches, we implore you…

* For our country and for all countries, and for all the

   faithful who inhabit them, we implore you…

* For the health of our holy fathers: Mar N., the

   Supreme Pontiff and Pope of Rome, Mar N., our

   Patriarch, Mar N., our Bishop, and for all those who

   serve with them, we implore you…

* O rich in his mercy and overflowing in his

   compassion, we implore you…

* O one who is glorified in heaven and worshipped on

   earth, we implore you…

* Save us all, O Christ our Lord, in your grace. Increase

   your peace and tranquility within us and have mercy

   on us…

* Together let us entrust our souls to the Father, Son,

   and Holy Spirit.

People: To you, O Lord our God.

Raise your voice and praise the living God.

Holy God, holy mighty one, holy immortal one,

have mercy on us.

Glory to the Father, to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.

Holy God, holy mighty one, holy immortal one,

have mercy on us.

From age to age, amen, amen.

Holy God, holy mighty one, holy immortal one,

have mercy on us.

Let us pray. Peace be with us.

Priest: Your holy name, O Lord and God, is glorified, your divinity worshipped, your majesty honored, your greatness celebrated, and your being exalted. May the eternal mercy of your glorious Trinity protect your people, your flock, at all times, O Lord of all: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, forever.

People: Amen.

Onyatha d-Sahde – Thursday Evening

The voice of glory and salvation is in the dwelling of the righteous: At the voice of the holy martyrs, who sow peace in creation, the angels descend quickly to the holy place. companies of the spiritual ones cry with the martyrs in their song of praise; “Holy are you, O Lord of all, who has exalted all humanity.”

For he has done a marvelous thing: A great marvel has been set for us by the faithful athletes and martyrs. They saw the swords flashing and the executioners threatening, yet their minds did not waver or move because of their great love for their Lord. They accepted death as a gift and never stopped proclaiming him.

The king’s daughter stood in glory: The Church is like the ark, the holy altar like the throne, and the martyrs like the angels, who minister to Christ. It is built with precious stones, sapphires and crystals, and its architects are Peter and Paul, Ephrem and Narsai, and John and Andrew.

Glory to the Father, to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit: Glory be to the Father, who chose you, faithful and holy martyrs. Glory be to the Son, for whose sake you stood by his strength in the trials. Glory be to the Holy Spirit, who adorned and wove your crowns. May your prayers be a refuge to us until the end of the world.

From age to age, amen, amen: O patron saint, who conquered in the trials, behold in heaven is your reward. Christ, for whom you adorned yourself, has exalted your memorial in his church. A pure incense was your love that pleased your Lord by your deeds. Beseech him with us that when he is revealed in his glory, he may have mercy on us.

Let all the people say amen and amen: We raise to you, O Lord God, the evening praise, and from you we ask for the forgiveness of trespasses.

Let us pray. Peace be with us.

Final Blessing: By the prayers of your saints, O Lord and God, be reconciled to us, and by the pleading of your righteous, overlook our sins, pardon our defects, grant rest to the departed, success to our affairs, bless our souls and bodies, and make us worthy of the wonderful glory of your kingdom. Unite us with the just and righteous who fulfill your will in the heavenly Jerusalem, O Lord of all, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, forever.

People: Amen.

Friday

Friday Evening Prayer 

Week 2

 

Priest: Glory to God in the highest, peace on earth, and good hope to all, forever.

People: Amen.

Our Father… (Awun dwa-shmayya…)

Priest: And for all your benefits and graces toward us, which cannot be repaid, we praise you and glorify you in your crowned Church, full of all graces and blessings, for you are the Lord and creator of all, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, forever.

People: Amen.

 

To you, Lord of all, our thanksgiving,

to you, Jesus Christ, our praise,

for you are the giver of life to our bodies

and the savior of our souls.

 

I rejoiced when I heard them say:

Let us go to the house of the Lord!

 

To you, Lord of all, our thanksgiving,

to you, Jesus Christ, our praise,

for you are the giver of life to our bodies

and the savior of our souls.

 

Glory to the Father, to the Son, & to the Holy Spirit

from age to age, amen, amen.

 

To you, Lord of all, our thanksgiving,

to you, Jesus Christ, our praise,

for you are the giver of life to our bodies

and the savior of our souls.

 

Let us pray. Peace be with us.

Priest: Lord, you are truly the giver of life to our bodies, the good savior of our souls, and the faithful guardian of our lives. It is right to give thanks, praise, and adore you at all times, Lord of all, forever.

People: Amen.

Psalmody Before – Week 2

Friday Psalmody – Psalm 124:1-6

“If the Lord had not been on our side,”

Halleluiah, halleluiah, halleluiah.

“If the Lord had not been on our side,”

     let Israel say,

If the Lord had not been on our side,

     when men rose against us,

then would they have swallowed us alive

     when their anger was kindled.

Then would the waters have engulfed us,

     the torrents gone over us;

Over our head would have swept

     all the raging waters.

Blessed be the Lord who did not give us

     a prey to their teeth!”

Glory to the Father, to the Son, & to the Holy Spirit.

     From age to age, amen, amen.

Halleluiah, halleluiah, halleluiah.

     Let us pray. Peace be with us.

Priest: It is our duty, O Lord our God, to thank, adore, and glorify you for your mercy and your providential will for us, at all times, O Lord of all, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, forever.

People: Amen.

Evening Psalms

Psalm 141

I have called to you, Lord; hasten to help me!

Hearken to my words and accept my prayer.

I have called to you, Lord; hasten to help me!

Hearken to my words and accept my prayer.

     Let my prayer arise before you like incense,

     the offering of my hands like an evening oblation.

Set, O Lord a guard over my mouth

and a guard over my lips!

     That my heart may not turn to an evil deed,

     or accomplish works of wickedness.

May I not dine with evil men.

Let a just man teach me and reprove me.

     But let the oil of the wicked not anoint my head,

     for my prayer is against their malice.

Their judges were thrown down by a rock-like hand,

then they heard that my words were kind.

     Like a plough that scatters the ground,

     their bones were strewn at the mouth of Sheol.

To you, Lord God, I lift up my eyes:

I trust in you; do not cast my soul away!

     Guard me from the hands of the boastful,

     who set traps for me.

Let the wicked fall together into their own nets

while I pursue my way unharmed.

Psalm 142

     With my voice I called the Lord,

     with my voice I begged the Lord.

I lifted up my pleading before him.

I showed him my distress.

     When my spirit trembled, you knew my path.

     On the way I walked they set a trap for me.

I looked to my right and saw:

there was no one to advise me.

     I had no means of escape,

     not one who cared for my soul.

I cried to you, Lord, I said: you are my hope

all that I have in the land of the living.

     Hearken then to my pleading

     for I am brought very low.

Rescue me from those who pursue me

for they are stronger than I.

     Bring my soul out of this prison

     that I may give thanks to your name.

Your just ones will await me

as you grant me reward.

Psalm 119:105-112

     Your word is a lamp for my feet

     and a light for my paths.

I have sworn and have made up my mind

to keep your just decrees.

     Lord, I am deeply afflicted:

     by your word give me life.

Be pleased, Lord, with the words of my mouth

and teach me by your decrees.

     My soul is in your hands at all times,

     I will not forget your law.

Though sinners laid traps for me

I did not stray from your commands.

     Your witness is my heritage forever,

     for it is the joy of my heart.

I set my heart to carry out your statutes

in truth, forever.

Psalm 117

     Praise the Lord, all your nations.

     Acclaim him, all your peoples.

Strong is his love for us.

Truly, he is the Lord forever.

     Glory to the Father, to the Son, & to the Holy Spirit.

     From age to age, amen, amen.

I have called to you, Lord; hasten to help me!

Hearken to my words and accept my prayer.

     Let us pray. Peace be with us.

Priest: Hear, O Lord our God, the prayer of your servants in your mercy; accept the supplication of your adorers in your compassion, and pity our sinfulness in your grace and mercy, O healer of our bodies and good hope of our souls at all times, O Lord of all, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, forever.

People: Amen.

Psalmody After – Week 2

Friday Psalmody – Psalm 125:1-2

Those who put their trust in the Lord on Mount Zion,

Halleluiah, halleluiah, halleluiah.

Those who put their trust in the Lord on Mount Zion,

     will not shake, but will stand forever.

Jerusalem! The mountains surround her,

     so the Lord surrounds his people both now and

     forever.

Glory to the Father, to the Son, & to the Holy Spirit.

     From age to age, amen, amen.

Halleluiah, halleluiah, halleluiah.

     Let us pray. Peace be with us.

Petitions

Server: Let us all stand well with joy and gladness. Let

             us implore and say: Lord, have mercy on us.

People: Lord, have mercy on us.

* O Father of mercy and God of every consolation,

   we implore you…

* For the peace, concord, and well-being of the whole

   world, and of all churches, we implore you…

* For our country and for all countries, and for all the

   faithful who inhabit them, we implore you…

* For the health of our holy fathers: Mar N., the

   Supreme Pontiff and Pope of Rome, Mar N., our

   Patriarch, Mar N., our Bishop, and for all those who

   serve with them, we implore you…

* O rich in his mercy and overflowing in his

   compassion, we implore you…

* O one who is glorified in heaven and worshipped on

   earth, we implore you…

* Save us all, O Christ our Lord, in your grace. Increase

   your peace and tranquility within us and have mercy

   on us…

* Together let us entrust our souls to the Father, Son,

   and Holy Spirit.

People: To you, O Lord our God.

Raise your voice and praise the living God.

Holy God, holy mighty one, holy immortal one,

have mercy on us.

Glory to the Father, to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.

Holy God, holy mighty one, holy immortal one,

have mercy on us.

From age to age, amen, amen.

Holy God, holy mighty one, holy immortal one,

have mercy on us.

Let us pray. Peace be with us.

Priest: Your holy name, O Lord and God, is glorified, your divinity worshipped, your majesty honored, your greatness celebrated, and your being exalted. May the eternal mercy of your glorious Trinity protect your people, your flock, at all times, O Lord of all: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, forever.

People: Amen.

Onyatha d-Sahde – Friday Evening

Their report is spread through all the earth: The martyrs were like the celestial beings; for while they were walking on earth in appearance like all men, their minds were above on high dwelling among the angels.

They that go down to the sea in ships: Hail, merchants, who with the shedding of your blood, obtained wealth that lasts forever. Beseech and beg of Christ that he makes his peace dwell in creation.

You his servants that do his will: The angels descend from the land of light and sing praise over the bones of the saints to him who makes the earthly ones worthy to rejoice with the spiritual ones.

Shout from the top of the mountains: Blessed are you Mary, O Blessed Mother, who according to the prediction of the prophets and the seal of the apostles, you bore the savior without a husband by the power of the Holy Spirit.

Glory to the Father, to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit: Hail, O holy martyrs! Hail, victorious in the spiritual contest! Hail, who loved Christ with a pure heart!

From age to age, amen, amen: By means of grace, our patron saint achieved the perfection of the saints. O Christ, who exalts his saints, protect our assembly by his prayers.

Let all the people say amen and amen: Answer us, O Lord! Answer us, O hope of your household! Answer us, O God, our savior! Hear the voice of our pleading and respond in your mercy to our petitions, O good, whose mercy does not end.

Let us pray. Peace be with us.

Final Blessing: By the prayers of your saints, O Lord and God, be reconciled to us, and by the pleading of your righteous, overlook our sins, pardon our defects, grant rest to the departed, success to our affairs, bless our souls and bodies, and make us worthy of the wonderful glory of your kingdom. Unite us with the just and righteous who fulfill your will in the heavenly Jerusalem, O Lord of all, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, forever.

People: Amen.

Week 3 Evening Prayers