1st Hour – Prime
INTRODUCTION TO EVERY HOUR
In the name of
the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit, one God. Amen.
Lord have mercy, Lord have mercy, Lord bless us. Amen.
Glory to the
Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, now and forever and unto the
ages of all ages. Amen.
THE LORD'S PRAYER
worthy to pray thankfully:
Our Father Who
art in heaven; hallowed be Thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth
as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our
trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into
temptation, but deliver us from evil, in Christ Jesus our Lord. For Thine is the
kingdom, the power and the glory, forever. Amen.
THE PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING
Let us give
thanks to the beneficent and merciful God, the Father of our Lord, God and
Savior, Jesus Christ, for He has covered us, helped us, guarded us, accepted us
unto Him, spared us, supported us, and brought us to this hour. Let us also ask
Him, the Lord our God, the Almighty, to guard us in all peace this holy day and
all the days of our life.
O Master, Lord,
God the Almighty, the Father of our Lord, God and Savior, Jesus Christ, we thank
You for every condition, concerning every condition, and in every condition, for
You have covered us, helped us, guarded us, accepted us unto You, spared us,
supported us, and brought us to this hour.
ask and entreat Your goodness, O Lover of mankind, to grant us to complete this
holy day, and all the days of our life, in all peace with Your fear. All envy,
all temptation, all the work of Satan, the counsel of wicked men, and the rising
up of enemies, hidden and manifest, take them away from us, and from all Your
people, and from this holy place that is Yours.
things which are good and profitable do provide for us; for it is You Who have
given us the authority to tread on serpents and scorpions, and upon all the
power of the enemy.
And lead us not
into temptation, but deliver us from evil, by the grace, compassion and love of
mankind, of Your Only-Begotten Son, our Lord, God and Savior, Jesus Christ,
through Whom the glory, the honor, the dominion, and the adoration are due unto
You, with Him, and the Holy Spirit, the Life-Giver, Who is of one essence with
You, now and at all times, and unto the ages of all ages. Amen.
Have mercy upon
me, O God, according to Your great mercy; and according to the multitude of Your
compassions blot out my iniquity. Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, and
cleanse me from my sin. For I am conscious of my iniquity; and my sin is at all
times before me.
only I have sinned, and done evil before You: that You might be just in Your
sayings, and might overcome when You are judged. For, behold, I was conceived in
iniquities, and in sins my mother conceived me.
You have loved the truth: You have manifested to me the hidden and unrevealed
things of Your wisdom. You shall sprinkle me with Your hyssop, and I shall be
purified: You shall wash me, and I shall be made whiter than snow. You shall
make me to hear gladness and joy: the humbled bones shall rejoice.
Turn away Your
face from my sins, and blot out all my iniquities. Create in me a clean heart, O
God; and renew a right spirit in my inward parts. Do not cast me away from Your
face; and do not remove Your Holy Spirit from me. Give me the joy of Your
salvation: and uphold me with a directing spirit. Then I shall teach the
transgressors Your ways; and the ungodly men shall turn to You.
Deliver me from
blood, O God, the God of my salvation: and my tongue shall rejoice in Your
righteousness. O Lord, You shall open my lips; and my mouth shall declare Your
praise. For if You desired sacrifice, I would have given it: You do not take
pleasure in burnt offerings. The sacrifice of God is a broken spirit: a broken
and humbled heart God shall not despise.
Do good, O
Lord, in Your good pleasure to Zion; and let the walls of Jerusalem be built.
Then You shall be pleased with sacrifices of righteousness, offering, and burnt
sacrifices: then they shall offer calves upon Your altar. ALLELUIA.
COME LET US KNEEL DOWN
Come let us
kneel down, let us ask Christ our God.
Come let us
kneel down, let us beseech Christ our King.
Come let us
kneel down, let us entreat Christ our Savior.
O Lord Jesus
Christ, the Word of God, our God, through the intercession of Saint Mary and all
Your saints, preserve us, and bring us to a good start. Have mercy on us
according to Your will forever.
The night has
passed; we thank You, O Lord, and we ask You to keep us this day away from sin
and deliver us.
THE PAULINE EPISTLE (Ephesians 4:1-5)
servant of our Lord Jesus Christ, called to be an Apostle, appointed to the
Gospel of God. A Chapter from his epistle to the Ephesians, may be His
blessing be with us all. Amen.
the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you to walk worthy of the calling with which
you were called, with all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, bearing
with one another in love, endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the
bond of peace. There is one body, and one Spirit, just as you were called in one
hope of your calling; one Lord, one faith, one baptism.
THE FAITH OF THE CHURCH
One is God the
Father of everyone.
One is His Son,
Jesus Christ the Word, Who took flesh and died; and rose from the dead on the
third day, and raised us with Him.
One is the Holy
Spirit, the Comforter, one in His Hypostasis, proceeding from the Father,
purifying the whole creation, and teaching us to worship the Holy Trinity, one
in divinity and one in essence. We praise Him and bless Him forever. Amen.
Prayer of the blessed day, we offer to Christ our King and our God, beseeching
Him to forgive us our sins.
From the Psalms
of our father David the prophet and the king, may his blessings be upon us all.
Blessed is the
man who has not walked in the counsel of the ungodly, and has not stood in the
way of the sinners, and has not sat in the seat of the evil men. But his will is
in the law of the Lord; and in His law he shall meditate day and night. He shall
be like the tree which is planted by the streams of water, which shall yield its
fruit in its due season, and its leaf shall not scatter, and in everything he
does he prospers.
Not so are the
ungodly, not so; but rather they are like the chaff which the wind scatters upon
the face of the earth. Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in judgment, nor
the sinners in the council of the righteous. For the Lord knows the way of the
righteous; but the way of the ungodly shall perish. ALLELUIA.
Why did the
nations rage, and the peoples meditate on vain things? The kings of the earth
stood up, and the rulers gathered together against the Lord and against His
Christ; saying, “Let us break through their bonds, and cast away their yoke
He who dwells
in the heavens shall laugh at them, and the Lord shall mock them. Then He shall
speak to them in His anger, and in His wrath He shall trouble them.
“But I have
been established king by Him on Zion, His holy mountain, proclaiming the
ordinance of the Lord: the Lord said to Me, `You are My Son, today I have
begotten You. Ask Me, and I will give You the nations for Your inheritance, and
Your authority to the end of the earth. You shall shepherd them with a rod of
iron; You shall crush them as a potter's vessel.’ ”
understand, O kings: be instructed, all you who judge the earth, serve the Lord
with fear, and rejoice in Him with trembling. Take hold of instruction, lest the
Lord be angry, and you perish from the way of righteousness, whenever His wrath
shall be suddenly kindled. Blessed are all who trust in Him. ALLELUIA.
O Lord, why
have they who afflict me multiplied? Many have risen up upon me. Many say unto
my soul, “There is no salvation for him in his God.” But You, O Lord, are my
supporter, my glory, and the elevation of my head.
With my voice I
cried unto the Lord, and He heard me out of His holy mountain. I laid down and
slept; and I arose; for the Lord is He who supports me. I will not be afraid of
ten thousands of people, who surround me; who have risen upon me. Rise, O Lord,
save me, O my God: for You have smitten all who are enemies to me without cause.
The teeth of the sinners You have broken. Salvation is the Lord's, and His
blessing is upon His people. ALLELUIA.
When I cried
out, God of my righteousness heard me: in tribulation You have made room for me;
have compassion upon me, O Lord, and hear my prayer.
O you, sons of
men, how long will your hearts be heavy? Why do you love vanity, and seek
falsehood? Know you that the Lord has made His Holy One wondrous. The Lord hears
me when I cry to Him. Be angry, and do not sin; feel sorrow upon your beds for
what you say in your hearts. Offer the sacrifice of righteousness, and trust in
“Who can show us the good things?” The light of Your countenance, O Lord,
has been shined upon us. You have given gladness to my heart: they have been
multiplied with the fruit of their wheat and wine and oil. I shall both lie down
in peace and sleep: for You alone, O Lord, have caused me to dwell in hope.
Lord, to my words and consider my cry. Observe the voice of my supplication, my
King, and my God: for to You, O Lord, I will pray. In the morning You shall hear
my voice: in the early morning I shall stand before You, and You will look upon
me. For You are not a God who desires iniquity; nor shall he who works evil
dwell in You; nor shall the transgressors abide before Your eyes: You have
hated, O Lord, all who work iniquity. You will destroy all who speak falsehood.
A man of blood and deceit the Lord abhors. But as for me, according to the
multitude of Your mercy I shall enter Your house: I shall worship before Your
holy temple in Your fear.
Guide me, O
Lord, in Your righteousness; for the sake of my enemies, make my way straight
before You. For in their mouth there is no truth; their heart is vain; their
throat is an open tomb; with their tongues they have done deceit. Judge them, O
God; let them fall down in all their counsels: wipe them out according to the
abundance of their ungodliness; for they have provoked You, O Lord.
But let all who
hope in You be glad: they shall rejoice for ever, and You shall dwell in them;
and all who love Your name shall be proud in You. For You, O Lord, have blessed
the righteous: as a shield of favor You have crowned us. ALLELUIA.
O Lord, do not
rebuke me in Your anger, nor chasten me in Your wrath. Have mercy on me, O Lord;
for I am weak: heal me, O Lord, for my bones are troubled, and my soul is
grievously troubled. But You, O Lord, how long? Return, deliver my soul: revive
me for the sake of Your mercy. For in death there is no one who is remembering
You: and in Hades who is able to confess to You? I became wearied in my
groaning; I shall wash my bed every night; I shall wet my couch with my tears.
My eye is troubled because of anger; I have grown old because of all my
from me, all who do iniquity; for the Lord has heard the voice of my weeping.
The Lord has heard my petition; the Lord has accepted my prayer. All my enemies
shall be put to shame and greatly troubled: they shall be turned back and put to
shame speedily. ALLELUIA.
O Lord, our
Lord, how wonderful Your name became in all the earth! For the greatness of Your
splendor has been exalted above the heavens. Out of the mouth of babes and
sucklings You have prepared praise, because of Your enemies, that You might put
down an enemy and avenger.
For I will
regard the heavens, the work of Your fingers; the moon and stars You have
established. What is man, that You have been mindful of him? Or the son of man,
that You have visited him? You made him a little less than angels, You have
crowned him with glory and honor; and You have set him upon the works of Your
hands: You have put everything under his feet: all the sheep and oxen, and the
beasts of the field, and the birds of the sky, and the fish of the sea that pass
through the paths of the seas. O Lord our Lord, how wonderful Your name became
in all the earth! ALLELUIA.
Save me O Lord,
for the godly one has ceased; and the truths have diminished from the children
of men. Every one has spoken vanities to his friend. Deceiving lips are in their
hearts, and thus they have spoken with their hearts. The Lord shall wipe out
every deceiving lip, and every tongue that speaks great words; those who have
said, “We will magnify our tongues; our lips are our own: who is lord over
us?” “Because of the misery of the poor and the sighing of the oppressed,
now I will rise,” says the Lord, “I will set them in salvation, and I will
be revealed in it.”
The words of
the Lord are pure words; as silver tried in the fire, proved in the earth,
purified seven times. You, O Lord, shall keep us, and shall preserve us from
this generation, and forever. The ungodly walk around: according to Your
greatness You have prolonged the lives of the children of men. ALLELUIA.
How long, O
Lord, do You forget me, for ever? How long do You turn Your face away from me?
How long do I put these counsels in my soul, and these sorrows in my heart for
the whole day? How long does my enemy exalt over me?
to me, O Lord my God: enlighten my eyes, lest I sleep in death; lest my enemy
say, “I have prevailed against him”: those who distress me will rejoice if
ever I stumble. But I have hoped in Your mercy; my heart will rejoice in Your
salvation. I will praise the Lord Who has done good to me, and I will sing to
the name of the Lord Most High. ALLELUIA.
O Lord, who
shall abide in Your dwelling place? And who can rest upon Your holy mountain? It
is he who walks blamelessly, doing righteousness, speaking truth in his heart,
he who has not spoken deceitfully with his tongue, neither has done evil to his
friend, nor taking up a reproach against his neighbors. The evil worker is
disdained before him, but he glorifies those who fear the Lord. He gives oath to
his friend and does not turn away from him. He has not given his money on usury,
and has not received bribes against the godly. He who does these things shall
not stumble forever. ALLELUIA.
Keep me, O
Lord; for I have hoped in You. I said to the Lord, “You are my Lord, and You
have no need of my goodness.” He has manifested His wonders to His saints who
are in His earth, and He has wrought all His desires in them. Their ailments
have been multiplied who hastened after another God. I will not assemble their
meetings of blood, nor make mention of their names with my lips. The Lord is the
portion of my inheritance and my cup. You are He who brings my inheritance back
to me. The measuring lines have fallen to me among the best, and my inheritance
is confirmed for me.
I will bless
the Lord who has given me understanding; my reins too have instructed me even
till the night. I foresaw the Lord always before me; He is on my right hand,
that I should not be moved. Therefore my heart rejoiced and my tongue exulted;
moreover also my flesh shall live in hope: because You shall not leave my soul
in Hades, neither shall You suffer Your holy One to see corruption. You have
made known to me the ways of life; You will fill me with joy with Your face:
delight is in Your right hand forever. ALLELUIA.
declare the glory of God; and the firmament proclaims the work of His hands. Day
to day utters speech, and night to night proclaims knowledge. There are no
speeches or words, in which their voice is not heard. Their sound has gone out
upon all the earth, and their words have reached to the ends of the world. In
the sun He has set His dwelling; and it comes forth as a bridegroom out of his
chamber: it shall exult as a giant running his course. Its going forth is from
the extremity of heaven, and its goal is to the other end of heaven: and nothing
will be hidden from its heat.
The law of the
Lord is pure, converting souls: the testimony of the Lord is faithful,
instructing the babes. The ordinances of the Lord are straight, rejoicing the
heart: the commandment of the Lord is a light, enlightening the eyes from afar.
The fear of the Lord is pure, enduring forever and ever: the judgements of the
Lord are true, and justified altogether. The desires of His heart are chosen
more than gold and precious stone, and sweeter than honey and the
honey‑comb. For Your servant keeps them: and in keeping them there is
understand transgressions? From my secret sins cleanse me, O Lord, and from the
attack of strangers spare Your servant: if they do not have dominion over me,
then I shall be blameless, and I shall be cleansed from great sin. All the
sayings of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, shall be pleasing
continually before You. O Lord; You are my helper, and my Savior. ALLELUIA.
To You, O Lord,
I have lifted up my soul. O my God, I have trusted in You: let me not be ashamed
forever, nor let my enemies mock me. For all who wait for You shall not be
ashamed: let them be ashamed who wrought iniquity in vain. Show me Your ways, O
Lord; and teach me Your paths. Lead me to Your truth, and teach me: for You are
God my Savior: and for You I have waited the whole day. Remember, O Lord, Your
compassions and Your mercies, for they exist from everlasting. The sins of my
youth and those of my ignorance do not remember; and according to Your mercy
remember me, for the sake of Your goodness, O Lord.
For good and
upright is the Lord: therefore He shall set a law for those who sin in the way.
He shall guide the meek in judgment. He shall teach the meek His ways. All the
ways of the Lord are mercy and truth to those who keep His covenant and His
testimonies. For the sake of Your name, O Lord, You shall forgive my sin; for it
Who is the man
that fears the Lord? He shall set a law for him in the way which pleases Him.
His soul shall dwell in good things; and his seed shall inherit the earth. The
Lord is the strength of those who fear Him; and the name of the Lord is for
those who revere Him, and His covenant He will manifest to them. My eyes are
ever looking towards the Lord; for He will draw my feet out of the snare.
Look upon me,
and have mercy on me; for I am an only child and poor. The afflictions of my
heart have been multiplied; bring me out of my troubles. Behold my lowliness and
my toil; and forgive all my sins. Look upon my enemies; for they have
multiplied; and they have hated me with an unjust hatred. Keep my soul, and
deliver me: Let me not be put to shame; for I have hoped in You. The harmless
and upright joined themselves to me: for I waited for You, O Lord. Deliver
Israel, O God, out of all his afflictions. ALLELUIA.
The Lord is my
light and my salvation; whom will I fear? The Lord is the defender of my life;
of whom will I be afraid? When the wicked drew near against me to eat up my
flesh, those who distress me and my enemies, they fainted and fell. Though an
army should fight me, my heart shall not be afraid: though war should rise up
against me, in this I am confident.
One thing I
have asked of the Lord, this also I will seek, that I should dwell in the house
of the Lord all the days of my life, that I should behold the fair beauty of the
Lord, and visit His holy temple. For in the day of my afflictions He hid me in
His tabernacle: He sheltered me in the secret of His tabernacle; He set me up on
a rock. And now, behold, He has lifted up my head over my enemies: I went round
and offered in His tabernacle a sacrifice of joy; I shall sing, and sing psalms
to the Lord.
Hear, O Lord,
my voice which I have uttered aloud: have mercy on me, and hearken to me. For
You are He to whom my heart said, “I have sought Your face: Your face, O Lord,
I will seek.” Do not turn away Your face from me, do not reject Your servant
in anger: be a helper to me, and do not forsake me; and do not overlook me, O
God my Savior. For my father and my mother have forsaken me, but the Lord has
accepted me unto Himself. Set a law for me, O Lord, in Your ways, and guide me
in a right path, because of my enemies. Do not deliver me over to the souls of
those who afflict me; for unjust witnesses have risen up against me, and
injustice has lied to itself. I believe that I shall see the goodness of the
Lord in the land of the living. Wait for the Lord: be of good cheer and let your
heart be strengthened: and wait for the Lord. ALLELUIA.
O God, my God,
I will rise up early unto You; for my soul has thirsted for You: to make my
flesh blossom for You, in a barren land and a trackless and dry place. So I have
appeared before You in the Holy, to see Your power and Your glory. For Your
mercy is chosen more than life: my lips shall praise You. So I will bless You
during my life: I will lift up my hands in Your name. My soul shall be filled as
with marrow and fatness; and lips of joy shall praise Your name.
remembered You on my bed: in the time of early morning I have usually meditated
on You. For You have become unto me a helper, and under the shadow of Your wings
I shall rejoice. My soul has kept very close behind You: Your right hand has upheld
me. But they vainly sought after my soul; they shall go into the lowest parts of
the earth. They shall be delivered up to the hand of the sword; they shall be
portions for foxes. But the king shall rejoice in God; everyone who swears by
him shall be proud; for the mouths of those who speak unjust things shall be
God shall pity
us, and bless us; and reveal His face upon us and have mercy on us. That Your
way may be known on the earth, Your salvation among all nations. Let the
peoples, O God, give praise to You; let all the peoples give praise to You. Let
the nations rejoice and exult, for You will judge peoples in equity, and guide
nations on the earth. Let the peoples, O God, give praise to You; let all the
peoples give praise to You. The earth has yielded its fruit. God, our God, shall
bless us; and all the ends of the earth shall fear Him. ALLELUIA.
O God, be
mindful to my help; make haste, O Lord, to help me. Let them be ashamed and be
scorned, those who seek my soul: let them be turned backward and put to shame,
those who wish to do evil unto me. Let those who say to me, “Aha, aha,” be
turned back in shame immediately. Let all who seek You exult and be glad in You:
and let those who love Your salvation say continually, “Let the Lord be
magnified.” But I am poor and weak; O God, help me: You are my Helper and
Savior, O Lord, do not delay. ALLELUIA.
Lord, O the servants, praise the name of the Lord. Let the name of the Lord be
blessed from now and forever. From the risings of the sun to its settings,
praise the name of the Lord. The Lord is high above all the nations; upon the
heavens is His glory.
Who is like the
Lord our God? Who dwells in the high places, and looks upon the low things in
heaven and on the earth: who lifts up a poor person from the earth, and raises
up a needy person from the ash heap; to seat him with the princes, even with the
princes of his people: who makes a barren woman in a house, rejoicing as a
mother of children. ALLELUIA.
O Lord, hear my
prayer: give ear to my supplication in Your truth; hearken to me in Your
justice. And do not enter into judgement with Your servant, for in Your sight no
one living shall be justified.
For the enemy
has persecuted my soul; he has humbled my life down to the ground; he has made
me to sit in darkness, as those who have been long dead. Therefore, my spirit
grieves in me; my heart is troubled within me. I remembered the days of old;
and I meditated on all Your doings: I meditated on the works of Your hands. I
spread forth my hands unto You; my soul is toward You as a dry land.
quickly, O Lord, for my spirit has failed; do not turn away Your face from me,
or I will be like those who go down to the pit. Let me hear Your mercy in the
morning, for in You do I hope; make known to me, O Lord, the way in which I
should walk, for I have lifted up my soul to You. Deliver me from my enemies, O
Lord; for I have fled to You. Teach me to do Your will, for You are my God; Let
Your Holy Spirit guide me in the straight way. You shall revive me, O Lord, for
Your name's sake; in Your righteousness You shall bring my soul out of
affliction. And in Your mercy You will wipe out my enemies, and destroy all who
afflict my soul; for I am Your servant. ALLELUIA.
THE HOLY GOSPEL ACCORDING TO SAINT JOHN (1:1-17)
beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was
in the beginning with God. All things were made by Him; and without Him was not
anything made that was made. In Him was life; and the life was the light of men.
And the light shines in darkness; and the darkness did not comprehend it.
There was a man
sent from God, whose name was John. This man came for a witness, to bear witness
of the Light, that all men through him might believe. He was not the Light, but
was sent to bear witness to the Light. That was the true Light that gives light
to every man coming into the world. He was in the world, and the world was made
by Him, and the world did not know Him. He came unto His own, and His own did
not receive Him. But as many as received Him, to them He gave power to become
children of God, to those who believe in His name: who were born, not of blood,
nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.
And the Word
became flesh, and dwelt in us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the
Only-Begotten of His Father, full of grace and truth. John bore witness of Him,
and cried out, saying, “This was He of whom I said, `He who comes after me is
preferred before me: for He was before me.’ ” And of His fullness we have
all received, and grace for grace. For the law was given by Moses, but grace and
truth came through Jesus Christ.
to God forever. Amen.
oasht emmok o piekhristos nem pekyot en aghathos nem pi epnevma ethowab je akee
ak soati emmon nai nan
We worship You
O Christ with Your Good Father and the Holy Spirit, for You have come and saved
1. O the
true Light Who gives light to every man coming into the world, You came into the
world through Your love for mankind, and all creation rejoiced in Your coming.
You saved our father, Adam, from the seduction, and delivered our mother, Eve,
from the pangs of death, and gave us the spirit of sonship. Let us, therefore,
praise You and bless You saying :
ke Eioa ke Agio Pnevmati
Glory to the
Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
2. As the
daylight shines upon us, O Christ Our God, the true Light, let the luminous
senses and the bright thoughts shine within us, and do not let the darkness of
passions hover over us, that mindfully we may praise You with David saying,
“My eyes have awaken before the morning watch, that I might meditate on Your
sayings." Hear our voices according to your great mercy, and deliver
us, O Lord our God, through Your compassion.
Ke nin ke a
ee ke ees toos e onas toan e oa noan ameen.
Now and forever
and unto the ages of all ages, Amen.
are the honored Mother of the Light; from the risings of the sun to its settings
praises are offered to you, O Theotokos, the second heaven, as you are
the bright and unchanging flower, and the ever virgin mother; for the Father
chose you, and the Holy Spirit overshadowed you, and the Son condescended and
took flesh from you. Wherefore, ask Him to give salvation to the world which He
created, and to deliver it from all tribulations. Let us praise Him a new
praise, and bless Him, now and forever and unto the ages of all ages. Amen.
Let us praise
with the angels, saying, “Glory to God in the highest, peace on earth, and
good will toward men.”
We praise You.
We bless You. We serve You. We worship You. We confess You. We glorify You. We
give thanks to You for Your great glory, O Lord, King of heaven, God the Father,
the Almighty; O Lord, the one and Only-Begotten Son, Jesus Christ, and
the Holy Spirit. O Lord God, Lamb of God, Son of the Father, Who takes away the
sin of the world, have mercy on us. You, Who takes away the sin of the world,
receive our prayers unto You. Who sits at the right hand of the Father, have
mercy on us. You only are the Holy; You only are the Most High, Lord, Jesus
Christ, with the Holy Spirit; glory to God the Father. Amen.
Every day I
will bless You, and praise Your holy name forever and unto the ages of ages.
From the night
season my soul awakes early unto You, O my God, for Your precepts are a light
upon the earth. I was meditating on Your ways, for You have become a helper unto
me. In the morning You shall hear my voice. Early I will stand before You, and
You shall see me.
Holy God, Holy
Mighty, Holy Immortal, Who was born of the Virgin, have mercy on us.
Holy God, Holy
Mighty, Holy Immortal, Who was crucified for us, have mercy on us.
Holy God, Holy
Mighty, Holy Immortal, Who rose from the dead and ascended into the heavens,
have mercy on us.
Glory to the
Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, now and forever and unto the
ages of all ages. Amen.
O Holy Trinity,
have mercy on us. O Holy Trinity, have mercy on us. O Holy Trinity, have mercy
O Lord, forgive
us our sins. O Lord, forgive us our iniquities. O Lord, forgive us our
O Lord, visit
the sick of Your people, heal them for the sake of Your holy name. Our fathers
and brothers who have slept, O Lord, repose their souls.
O You Who are
without sin, Lord have mercy on us. O You Who are without sin, Lord help us and
receive our supplications. For Yours is the glory, the dominion, and triple
holiness. Lord have mercy. Lord have mercy. Lord bless. Amen.
worthy to pray thankfully:
Our Father Who
art in heaven ...
HAIL TO SAINT MARY
Hail to you. We
ask you, O saint, full of glory, the ever virgin, the Mother of God (Theotokos),
the Mother of Christ, lift up our prayers unto your beloved Son, that He may
forgive us our sins.
Hail to the
Holy Virgin, who bore for us the true Light, Christ our God. Ask the Lord on our
behalf, that He may have mercy on our souls, and forgive us our sins.
O Virgin Mary,
the holy Mother of God (Theotokos), the trusted advocate of the human
race, intercede on our behalf before Christ, Whom you bore, that He may grant us
the forgiveness of our sins.
Hail to you, O
Virgin, the right and true queen. Hail to the pride of our race, you bore
for us Emmanuel.
We ask you,
remember us, our trusted advocate, before our Lord Jesus Christ, that He may
forgive us our sins.
INTRODUCTION TO THE CREED
We exalt you,
the Mother of the true Light. We glorify you, O Saint, the Theotokos,1
for you brought forth unto us the Savior of the whole world; He came and saved
Glory to You,
our Master, our King, Christ, the pride of the apostles, the crown of the
martyrs, the joy of the righteous, the firmness of the churches, the forgiveness
We proclaim the
Holy Trinity in One Godhead. We worship Him. We glorify Him.
mercy. Lord have mercy. Lord bless. Amen.
THE ORTHODOX CREED
We believe in
one God, God the Father, the Almighty, Who created heaven and earth, and
all things, seen and unseen.
We believe in
one Lord Jesus Christ, the Only-Begotten Son of God, begotten of the Father
before all ages; Light of Light, true God of true God, begotten not created, of
one essence with the Father, by Whom all things were made; Who for us, men, and
for our salvation, came down from heaven, and was incarnated of the Holy Spirit
and of the Virgin Mary, and became man. And He was crucified for us under
Pontius Pilate, suffered and was buried. And on the third day He rose from the
dead, according to the Scriptures, and ascended into the heavens; and sat at the
right hand of His Father, and also He is coming again in His glory to judge the
living and the dead, whose kingdom has no end.
Yes, we believe
in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the Life-Giver, Who proceeds from the Father, Who,
with the Father and the Son, is worshipped and glorified, Who spoke in the
prophets. And in one holy, catholic and apostolic church. We confess one
baptism for the remission of sins.
We look for the
resurrection of the dead, and the life of the coming age. Amen.
Lord, hear us
and have mercy on us and forgive us our sins. Amen.
have mercy) 41 times
HOLY HOLY HOLY
Holy Holy Holy.
Lord of hosts. Heaven and earth are full of Your glory and honor. Have mercy on
us, O God the Father, the Almighty O Holy Trinity, have mercy on us. O
Lord, God of hosts, be with us. For we have no helper in our hardships and
tribulations but You. Absolve, forgive, and remit, O God, our transgressions;
those which we have committed willingly and those we have committed unwillingly,
those which we have committed knowingly and those which we have committed
unknowingly, the hidden and manifest, O Lord forgive us, for the sake of Your
Holy name which is called upon us.
Let it be
according to Your mercy, O Lord, and not according to our sins.
worthy to pray thankfully:
Our Father Who
art in heaven ...
O Lord, God of
hosts, who exists before all ages and abides forever, who created the sun for
daylight, and the night as rest for all men; we thank You, O King of ages, for
You have let us pass through the night in peace, and brought us to the daybreak.
Therefore, we ask You, O our Master, the King of all ages, to let Your face
shine upon us, and the light of Your divine knowledge enlighten us. Grant us, O
our Master, to be sons of light and sons of day, to pass this day in
righteousness, chastity and good conduct, that we may complete all the rest of
the days of our life without offence; through the grace, the compassion and the
love of mankind of Your Only-Begotten Son Jesus Christ, and the gift of Your
Holy Spirit, now and at all times and forever. Amen.
O God Who
causes the light to burst forth, Who lets His sun shine upon the righteous and
the wicked, Who created the light which illuminates the whole world, enlighten
our minds, our hearts and our understandings, O Master of all, and grant us to
please You this present day. Guard us from every bad thing, from every sin, and
from every adversitive power; through Christ Jesus our Lord, with whom You are
blessed, with the Holy Spirit, the Life-Giver and one essence with You, now and
at all times and unto the ages of all ages. Amen.
CONCLUSION OF EVERY HOUR
Have mercy on
us, O God, and have mercy on us, who, at all times and in every hour, in heaven
and on earth, is worshipped and glorified, Christ our God, the good, the long
suffering, the abundant in mercy, and the great in compassion, who loves the
righteous and has mercy on the sinners of whom I am chief; who does not wish the
death of the sinner but rather that he returns and lives, who calls all to
salvation for the promise of the blessings to come.
from us our prayers in this hour and in every hour. Ease our life and guide us
to fulfill Your commandments. Sanctify our spirits. Cleanse our bodies. Conduct
our thoughts. Purify our intentions. Heal our diseases. Forgive our sins.
Deliver us from every evil grief and distress of heart. Surround us by Your holy
angels, that, by their camp, we may be guarded and guided, and attain the unity
of faith, and the knowledge of Your imperceptible and infinite glory. For You
are blessed forever. Amen.
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