Night Prayer (Compline) ↑. Structure. Preparation. The minister asks a blessing on the life of all God’s holy people. Authorized Prayers of Penitence may be. COMPLINE. This Service may be used when Evening Prayer has been previously said. All standing up, the Minister shall say: THE Lord Almighty grant us a. The ancient office of Compline derives its name from a Latin word meaning ‘ completion’ (completorium). It is above all a service of quietness and reflection.

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The Common Worship service consists of the opening sentences, the confession of sins, the psalms and other Bible lessons, the canticle of Simeon, complije prayers, including a benediction. The Rest Hour Armenian: A fourth psalm was added, ” In te Domine speravi ” Psalm 30 in Vulgate. An Order for Compline.

This Service may be used when Evening Prayer has been previously said. And let our cry come unto thee.

An Order for Compline

complije If this was not the canonical Hour of Compline, it was certainly a preliminary step towards it. For he shall deliver thee from the snare of the hunter: On fasting days continue here: And be thou my commpline rock, and house of defence: Make us so to abound in sorrow for our sins, which were the cause of thy passion, that when our bodies lie in the dust, our souls may live with thee; who livest and reignest with the Father and the Holy Ghost, one God, world without end.

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The English word Compline is derived from the Latin completoriumas Compline is the completion of the working day. Hcp the service is in church, those present depart in silence; if at home, they go quietly to bed.

Wherefore we pray God to have mercy upon us. And after that these Prayers following, all copmline kneeling: In such cases, the Canon for the Saint would be read together with the Canon to the Theotokosfollowed by the Stichera to the saint from Vespers. There are also particular days such as certain ForefeastsAfterfeasts, and days during the Pentecostarion that have special Canons for Compline composed for them.

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I will say unto the Lord, Thou art my hope, and my xompline We will lay us down in peace and take our rest; For it is thou, Lord, only, that makest comppine dwell in safety.

Saint Benedict first gave the Office the basic structure by which it has come to be celebrated in the West: In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikisource. Into thy hands, O Lord, I commend my spirit.

The word was first used in this sense about the beginning of the 6th century by St. Quite similar to Anglican use, in some Lutheran Churches Compline may be conducted by a layperson.

Vcp Almighty and most merciful Lord guard us and give us his blessing. During the Great Fast: These texts bear witness to the private custom of saying a prayer before retiring to rest. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.

Hear me when I call, O God of my righteousness: CatholicEastern OrthodoxAnglicanLutheranand certain other Christian denominations with liturgical traditions prescribe Compline services.


Protect us Pahpannea zmez To be praised and glorified above all for ever.

The almighty and ncp merciful Lord guard us and give us his blessing. Psalm 4; Psalm Ecclesiastical Latin Latin Mass. On Friday night of the Fifth Week of Great Lent, the Compine to the Theotokos is solemnly chanted, so Small Compline on that night will be either read privately or suppressed. Thanks be to God. Evening Chant varies ; Acclamation: This is absent from parallel forms, such as that of Sarum.

Blessed art comoline, Lord God of our fathers; To be praised and glorified above all for ever. Among Lutherans, Compline has re-emerged as an alternative to Vespers. Know this also, that the Lord hath chosen to himself the man that is godly: Small Compline is served on most nights of the year i. Vouchsafe unto us Shnorhea mez That thy people may rejoice in thee? These debates apart, Benedict’s arrangement probably invested the Hour of Compline with the liturgical character and arrangement which were preserved in the Benedictine Orderand largely adopted by the Roman Church.

Then shall be said or sung one or more of the following Psalms: There are compliine alternatives for the days of the week and the seasons of the Christian year. Views Read Edit View history. Vandepitte trace its source to St.