The Coptic Orthodox Patriarchate of Alexandria
The Church of the Virgin Mary and St.Athanasius
Mississauga, On, Canada
THE AGPEYA Prayer Book of the Seven Canonical
The First Hour (Prime)
Hour (Prime) The Morning hour is designed to be prayed early in the
morning as reference to the coming of the true Light, the Lord Jesus
Christ. The Prime is mainly associated with the eternity of God, His
incarnation, and His resurrection from the dead. It is intended to offer
thanks to Him for having raised us from sleep, beseeching Him to shine
upon us, enlighten our lives, and grant us the power of His
The worshipper recites:
O come, let us worship: O come, let us ask Christ
O come, let us worship: O come, let us beseech
Christ our King.
O come, let us worship: O come, let us entreat
Christ our Saviour.
O Lord Jesus Christ, the Word of God, our God,
through the intercessions of the Holy Virgin Mary and all Your Saints,
preserve us, and bring us to a fresh start. Have mercy upon us
according to Your will forever. The night has passed away, we give
thanks unto You O Lord, and we ask You to keep us this day without sin,
and deliver us.
PAULINE EPISTLE (Ephesians 4:1-5)
passage from the Epistle of our teacher St. Paul, the Apostle, to the
Ephesians. Chapter 4: 1-5
therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that you walk worthy of
the calling with which you were called, with all lowliness and meekness,
with long-suffering, bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain
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."
is God; the Father of all. One is His Son Jesus Christ the Logos, who
became man, died and rose from the dead on the third day, and raised us
up with Him.
is the Holy Spirit, the Comforter, and the same in nature, Who proceeds
from the Father, purifying the whole creation, teaching us to worship
the Holy Trinity, in one Divinity and one Nature. We praise Him, we
bless Him forever. Amen.
the worshipper recites:
prayer of the First Hour of this blessed day, we offer to Christ our
king and our God, beseeching Him to forgive us our sins.
the Psalms of our father David, the prophet and the king, may his
blessing be with us all. Amen.
is the man who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stands in
the path of sinners, nor sits in the seat of the scornful; but his
delight is in the law of the Lord, and in His law he meditates day and
night. He shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that
brings forth its fruit in its season, whose leaf also shall not wither;
and whatever he does shall prosper.
The ungodly are not so, but are like the chaff which
the wind drives away. Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the
judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous. For the Lord
knows the way of the righteous, but the way of the ungodly shall perish.
do the nations rage, and the people plot a vain thing? The kings of the
earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the
Lord and against His anointed, saying, "Let us break their bonds in
pieces and cast away their cords from us." He who sits in the
heavens shall laugh; The Lord shall hold them in derision. Then He shall
speak to them in His wrath, and distress them in His deep displeasure:
"Yet I have set my King on my holy hill of Zion." "I will
declare the decree: The Lord has said to me, `You are My Son, today I
have begotten You.
Ask of Me, and I will give you the nations for your
inheritance, and the ends of the earth for your possession. You shall
break them with a rod of iron; You shall dash them to pieces like a
potter's vessel.' " Now therefore, be wise, O kings; Be instructed,
you judges of the earth. Serve the Lord with Fear, and rejoice with
trembling kiss the Son, lest He be angry, and you perish in the way,
when His wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all those who put
their trust in Him. Alleluia.
how they have increased who trouble me! Many are they who rise up
against me. Many are they who say of me, " There is no help for him
in God." But You, O Lord, are a shield for me, my glory and the One
who lifts up my head. I cried to the Lord with my voice, and He heard me
from His holy hill. I lay down and slept; I awoke, for the Lord
sustained me. I will not be afraid of ten thousands of people who have
set themselves against me all around.
Arise, O Lord; save me, O my God! For You have
struck all my enemies on the cheekbone; You have broken the teeth of the
ungodly. Salvation belongs to the Lord. Your blessing is upon Your
Hear me when I call, O God of my righteousness! You have relieved me in
my distress; Have mercy on me, and hear my prayer. How long, O you sons
of men, will you turn my glory to shame? How long will you love
worthlessness and seek falsehood? But know that the Lord has set apparel
for Himself, him who is godly; The Lord will hear when I call to Him. Be
angry, and do not sin. Meditate within your heart on your bed, and be
still. Offer the sacrifices of righteousness, and put your trust in the
There are many who say, "who will show us any
good?" Lord, lift up the light of Your countenance upon us. You
have put gladness in my heart, more than in the season that their grain
and wine increased. I will both lie down in peace, and sleep; For You
alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety. Alleluia.
Give ear to my words, O Lord, consider my meditation. Give heed to the
voice of my cry, my King and my God, for to You I will pray. My voice
You shall hear in the morning, O Lord; In the morning I will direct it
to You, and I will look up. For You are not a God who takes pleasure in
wickedness, nor shall evil dwell with You. The boastful shall not stand
in Your sight; You hate all workers of iniquity. You shall destroy those
who speak falsehood; The Lord abhors the bloodthirsty and deceitful man.
But as for me, I will come into Your house in the multitude of Your
mercy; In fear of You I will worship toward Your holy temple.
me, O Lord, in Your righteousness because of my enemies; Make Your way
straight before my face. For there is no faithfulness in their mouth;
Their inward pare is destruction; Their throat is an open tomb; They
flatter with their tongue. Pronounce them guilty, O God! Let them fall
by their own counsels; Cast them out in the multitude of their
transgressions, for they have rebelled against You. But let all those
rejoice who put their trust in You; let them ever shout for joy, because
You defend them; let those also who love Your name be joyful in You. For
You, O Lord, will bless the righteous; with favor You will surround him
as with a shield. Alleluia.
O Lord, do not rebuke me in Your anger, nor chasten me in Your hot
displeasure. Have mercy on me, O Lord, for I am weak; O Lord, heal me,
for my bones are troubled. My soul also is greatly troubled; But You, O
Lord--how long? Return, O Lord, deliver me! Oh, save me for Your
mercies' sake! For in death there is no remembrance of You; In the grave
who will give You thanks? I am weary with my groaning; All night I make
my bed swim; I drench my couch with my tears. My eye wastes away because
of grief; It grows old because of all my enemies.
from me, all you workers of iniquity; For the Lord has heard the voice
of my weeping. The Lord has heard my supplication; The Lord will receive
my prayer. Let all my enemies be ashamed and greatly troubled; let them
turn back and be ashamed suddenly. ALLELUIA.
Lord, our Lord, how excellent is Your name in all the earth, who have
set Your glory above the Heavens! Out of the mouth of babes and nursing
infants You have ordained strength, because of Your enemies, that You
may silence the enemy and the avenger. When I consider Your Heavens, the
work of Your fingers, the moon and the stars, which You have ordained,
what is man that You are mindful of him, and the son of man that You
visit him? For You have made him a little lower than the angels,
You have crowned him with glory and honour. You have made him to have
dominion over the works of Your hands; You have put all things under his
feet, all sheep and oxen-- Even the beasts of the field, the birds of
the air, and the fish of the sea that pass through the paths of the
seas. O Lord, our Lord, how excellent is Your name in all the earth!
Lord, for the godly man ceases! For the faithful disappear from among
the sons of men. They speak idly everyone with his neighbor; with
flattering lips and a double heart they speak. May the Lord cut off all
flattering lips, and the tongue that speaks proud things, who have said,
"With our tongue we will prevail; our lips are our own; who is lord
over us?" "For the oppression of the poor, for the sighing of
the needy, now I will arise," says the Lord; "I will set him
in the safety for which he yearns."
words of the Lord are pure words, like silver tried in a furnace of
earth, purified seven times. You shall keep them, O Lord, You shall
preserve them from this generation forever. The wicked prowl on every
side, when vileness is exalted among the sons of men. ALLELUIA.
long, O Lord? Will You forget me forever? How long will You hide Your
face from me? How long shall I take counsel in my soul, having sorrow in
my heart daily? How long will my enemy be exalted over me? Consider and
hear me, O Lord my God; Enlighten my eyes, lest I sleep the sleep of
death; Lest my enemy say, "I have prevailed against him"; Lest
those who trouble me rejoice when I am moved. But I have trusted in Your
mercy; My heart shall rejoice in Your salvation. I will sing to the
Lord, because He has dealt bountifully with me. ALLELUIA.
who may abide in Your tabernacle? Who may dwell in Your holy hill? He
who walks uprightly, and works righteousness, and speaks the truth in
his heart; He who does not backbite with his tongue, nor does evil to
his neighbor, nor does he take up a reproach against his friend; In
whose eyes a vile person is despised, but he honors those who fear the
Lord; He who swears to his own hurt and does not change; He who does not
put out his money at usury, nor does he take a bribe against the
innocent. He who does these things shall never be moved. ALLELUIA.
me, O God, for in You I put my trust. O my soul, you have said to the
Lord, "You are my Lord, my goodness is nothing apart from
You." As for the saints who are on the earth, "they are the
excellent ones, in whom is all my delight." Their sorrows shall be
multiplied who hasten after another god; Their drink offerings of blood
I will not offer, nor take up their names on my lips. O Lord, You are
the portion of my inheritance and my cup; You maintain my lot. The lines
have fallen to me in pleasant places; Yes, I have a good inheritance.
will bless the Lord who has given me counsel; My heart also instructs me
in the night seasons. I have set the Lord always before me; Because He
is at my right hand I shall not be moved. Therefore my heart is glad,
and my glory rejoices; My flesh also will rest in hope. For You will not
leave my soul in Hades, nor will You allow Your Holy One to see
corruption. You will show me the path of life; In Your presence is
fullness of joy; At Your right hand are pleasures forevermore.
Heavens declare the glory of God; And the firmament shows His handiwork.
Day unto day utters speech, and night unto night reveals knowledge.
There is no speech nor language where their voice is not heard. Their
line has gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of
the world. In them He has set a tabernacle for the sun, which is like a
bridegroom coming out of his chamber, and rejoices like a strong man to
run its race. Its rising is from one end of heaven, and its circuit to
the other end; And there is nothing hidden from its heat.
law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul; The testimony of the
Lord is sure, making wise the simple; The statutes of the Lord are
right, rejoicing the heart; The commandment of the Lord is pure,
enlightening the eyes; The fear of the Lord is clean, enduring forever;
The judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether. More to be
desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold; Sweeter also than
honey and the honeycomb. Moreover by them Your servant is warned, and in
keeping them there is great reward. Who can understand his errors?
Cleanse me from secret faults. Keep back Your servant also from
presumptuous sins; Let them not have dominion over me. Then I shall be
blameless, and I shall be innocent of great transgression. Let the words
of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in Your sight,
O Lord, my strength and my Redeemer. . ALLELUIA.
You, O Lord, I lift up my soul. O my God, I trust in You; Let me not be
ashamed; Let not my enemies triumph over me. Indeed, let no one who
waits on You be ashamed; Let those be ashamed who deal treacherously
without cause. Show me Your ways, O Lord; Teach me Your paths. Lead me
in Your truth and teach me, for You are the God of my salvation; On You
I wait all the day. Remember, O Lord, Your tender mercies and Your
loving kindnesses, for they are from of old. Do not remember the sins of
my youth, nor my transgressions; According to Your mercy remember me,
for Your goodness' sake
Lord. Good and upright is the Lord; Therefore He teaches sinners in the
way. The humble He guides in justice, and the humble He teaches His way.
All the paths of the Lord are mercy and truth, to such as keep His
covenant and His testimonies. For Your name's sake, O Lord, pardon my
iniquity, for it is great. Who is the man that fears the Lord? Him shall
He teach in the way He chooses. He himself shall dwell in prosperity,
and his descendants shall inherit the earth. The secret of the Lord is
with those who fear Him, and He will show them His covenant. My eyes are
ever toward the Lord, for He shall pluck my feet out of the net.
Yourself to me, and have mercy on me, for I am desolate and afflicted.
The troubles of my heart have enlarged; Bring me out of my distresses!
Look on my affliction and my pain, and forgive all my sins. Consider my
enemies, for they are many; And they hate me with cruel hatred. Keep my
soul, and deliver me; Let me not be ashamed, for I put my trust in You.
Let integrity and uprightness preserve me, for I wait for You. Redeem
Israel, O God, out of all their troubles! ALLELUIA.
Lord is my light and my salvation; Whom shall I fear? The Lord is the
strength of my life; Of whom shall I be afraid? When the wicked came
against me to eat up my flesh, my enemies and foes, they stumbled and
fell. Though an army may encamp against me, my heart shall not fear;
Though war should rise against me, in this I will be confident. One
thing I have desired of the Lord, that will I seek: That I may dwell in
the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of
the Lord, and to inquire in His temple. For in the time of trouble He
shall hide me in His pavilion;
the secret place of His tabernacle He shall hide me; He shall set me
high upon a rock. And now my head shall be lifted up above my enemies
all around me; Therefore I will offer sacrifices of joy in His
tabernacle; I will sing, yes, I will sing praises to the Lord. Hear, O
Lord, when I cry with my voice! Have mercy also upon me, and answer me.
When You said, "seek My face," my heart said to You,
"Your face, Lord, I will seek." Do not hide Your face from me;
Do not turn Your servant away in anger; You have been my help; Do not
leave me nor forsake me,O God of my salvation. When my father and my
mother forsake me, then the Lord will take care of me. Teach me Your
way, O Lord, and lead me in a smooth path, because of my enemies. Do not
deliver me to the will of my adversaries; For false witnesses have risen
against me, and such as breathe out violence. I would have lost heart,
unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the Lord in the
land of the living. Wait on the Lord; Be of good courage, and He shall
strengthen your heart; Wait, I say, on the Lord! ALLELUIA.
God, You are my God; Early will I seek You; My soul thirsts for You; My
flesh longs for You in a dry and thirsty land where there is no water.
So I have looked for You in the sanctuary, to see Your power and Your
glory. Because Your loving kindness is better than life, my lips shall
praise You. Thus I will bless You while I live; I will lift up my hands
in Your name. My soul shall be satisfied as with marrow and fatness, and
my mouth shall praise You with joyful lips.When I remember You on my
bed, I meditate on You in the night watches. Because You have been my
help, therefore in the shadow of Your wings I will rejoice. My soul
follows close behind You; Your right hand upholds me. But those who seek
my life, to destroy it, shall go into the lower pares of the earth. They
shall fall by the sword; they shall be a portion for jackals. But the
king shall rejoice in God; everyone who swears by Him shall glory; But
the mouth of those who speak lies shall be stopped. ALLELUIA.
be merciful to us and bless us, and cause His face to shine upon us.
That Your way may be known on earth, Your salvation among all nations.
Let the peoples praise You, O God; Let all the peoples praise You. Oh,
let the nations be glad and sing for joy! For You shall judge the people
righteously, and govern the nations on earth. Let the peoples praise
You, O God; Let all the peoples praise You. Then the earth shall yield
her increase; God, our own God, shall bless us. God shall bless us, and
all the ends of the earth shall fear Him. ALLELUIA.
haste, O God, to deliver me! Make haste to help me, O Lord! Let them be
ashamed and confounded who seek my life; Let them be turned back and
confused who desire my hurt. Let them be turned back because of their
shame, who say, "aha, aha!" Let all those who seek You rejoice
and be glad in You; And let those who love Your salvation say
continually, "Let God be magnified!" But I am poor and needy;
Make haste to me, O God! You are my help and my deliverer; O Lord, do
not delay. ALLELUIA.
Praise the Lord! Praise, O servants of the Lord,
praise the name of the Lord! Blessed be the name of the Lord from this
time forth and forevermore! From the rising of the sun to its going down
the Lord's name is to be praised. The Lord is high above all nations,
His glory above the heavens. Who is like the Lord our God, who dwells on
high, who humbles Himself to behold the things that are in the heavens
and in the earth? He raises the poor out of the dust, and lifts the
needy out of the ash heap, that He may seat him with princes-- with the
princes of His people. He grants the barren woman a home, like a joyful
mother of children ALLELUIA.
Hear my prayer, O Lord, give ear to my supplications! In Your
faithfulness answer me, and in Your righteousness. Do not enter into
judgment with Your servant, for in Your sight no one living is
righteous. For the enemy has persecuted my soul; He has crushed my life
to the ground; He has made me dwell in darkness, like those who have
long been dead. Therefore my spirit is overwhelmed within me; My heart
within me is distressed. I remember the days of old; I meditate on all
Your works; I muse on the work of Your hands. I spread out my hands to
soul longs for You like a thirsty land. Answer me speedily, O Lord; my
spirit fails! Do not hide Your face from me, lest I be like those who go
down into the pit. Cause me to hear Your loving kindness in the morning,
for in You do I trust; Cause me to know the way in which I should walk,
for I lift up my soul to You. Deliver me, O Lord, from my enemies; In
You I take shelter. Teach me to do Your will, for You are my God; Your
Spirit is good. Lead me in the land of uprightness. Revive me, O Lord,
for Your name's sake! For Your righteousness' sake bring my soul out of
trouble. In Your mercy cut off my enemies, and destroy all those who
afflict my soul; For I am Your servant. ALLELUIA.
Holy, Holy. A passage from the Gospel according to Saint John, may his
blessings be with us all. Amen.
the 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 through Him,
and without Him nothing was made that was made. In Him was life, and the
life was the light of men. And the light shines in the 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 through him might believe. He was not that Light, but was sent
to bear witness of that Light. That was the true Light, which gives
light to every man coming into the world
was in the world, and the world was made through Him, and the world did
not know Him. He came to His own, and His own did not receive Him. But
as many as received Him, to them He gave the right 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 among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory
as of the only begotten of the 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 through Moses, but grace and truth came
through Jesus Christ.
be to God forever. Amen.
Litanies for Prime
worship You O Christů
the True Light, that enlightens everyone that comes into the world, You
have come into the world through Your love for mankind. All creation has
rejoiced in Your coming. You have saved our father Adam from the
deception and delivered our mother Eve from the pangs of death. You have
given us the spirit of Son-ship, we praise You and we bless You saying:
"Zoksapatri ke Eiyou-ke agi-you
epnevmaty" (Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy
the morning hour dawned upon us, O Christ our God, the True light, let
the enlightened senses and bright shine within us, and do not let the
darkness of pains overcome us. That we may praise You with
understanding, with David, saying: "My eyes have awaken before the
morning hour, that I may meditate on Your sayings." Hear our cries
according to Your great mercy and deliver us, O Lord our God, through
"Kenin ke aa-ee ke-ic-touce e-on-ace ton
e-onon Amen."(Both now and forever and unto the age of all ages,
are the honoured mother of the Light. From the rising of the sun to its
setting, they offer unto you glorification, O Mother of God, the second
heaven, for 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 took flesh from you. Therefore, ask Him to
grant salvation to the world, which He has created, and deliver it from
tribulations. Let us praise Him with a new song and bless Him. Both now
and ever and unto the age of all ages. Amen.
us sing with the angels saying: "Glory to God in the highest, peace
on earth, goodwill towards men. "We praise You; we bless You; we
serve You; we worship You; we confess to You; we glorify You. We give
thanks to You for Your great glory. O Lord, King of Heaven, God the
Father, the Pantocrator; O Lord, the Only-begotten Son Jesus Christ, and
the Holy Spirit; O Lord, God, Lamb of God, Son of the Father, Who takes
away the sins of the world, receive our prayers.
You, Who sits at the right hand of His Father, have mercy on us. You
alone are Holy; for You alone are the most High, my Lord, Jesus Christ,
and the Holy Spirit. Glory be to God the Father. Amen. Every day I will
bless You, and praise Your Holy Name forever and unto the age of all
the night, my spirit seeks You early, O my God, for Your commandments
are light unto the earth. I continually pursue Your ways, for You have
become a helper unto me. Early, my Lord, You shall hear my voice; in the
morning I shall stand before You, and You shall look upon me.
Holy God, Holy Mighty, Holy Immortal, Who was born of the Virgin, have
mercy on us.
God, Holy Mighty, Holy Immortal, Who was crucified for us, have mercy on
God, Holy mighty, Holy Immortal, Who rose from the dead and ascended
into Heaven, have mercy on us.
be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, both now, and
forever, and unto the age of all ages. Amen.
Holy Trinity, have mercy on us. O Holy Trinity, have mercy on us. O Holy
Trinity, have mercy on us.
Lord, remit our sins. O Lord, pardon our iniquities. O Lord, forgive us
our trespasses. O Lord, visit the sick of Your people; heal them
for the sake of Your Holy Name. Our fathers and brothers who have fallen
asleep, O Lord repose their souls.
You who is sinless, Lord have mercy on us. O You who is sinless, Lord
help us and receive our supplications. For Yours is the glory, dominion,
and triple Holiness. Lord have mercy. Lord have mercy. Lord bless us.
Lord, make us worthy to pray Thankfully: Our Father Who art in heaven
TO SAINT MARY
to you, we ask you, O saint full of glory, the Ever-Virgin, Theotokos,
Mother of Christ; offer our prayers, to your beloved Son, that He may
forgive us our sins.
to the Holy Virgin who gave birth to the True Light, Christ our God. Ask
the Lord on our behalf, that He may have mercy upon us, that He may
forgive us our sins.
Virgin Mary, the Holy Theotokos, the faithful advocate for all mankind.
Intercede on our behalf, before Christ to whom you gave birth, that He
may forgive us our sins.
to you, O Virgin, the very and true Queen, Hail to the pride of our
race, who bore for us Emmanuel. We ask you to remember us, our trusted
advocate, before our Lord, Jesus Christ, that He may forgive us our
TO THE CREED
exalt you, O mother of the True Light, and we glorify you, O Virgin
Saint, Theotokos, for you brought forth unto us the Saviour of the whole
world; He came and saved our souls.
be to You, our Master, and 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 of sins.
proclaim the Holy Trinity, one in essence. We worship Him and glorify
Him. Lord have mercy, Lord have mercy, Lord bless us. Amen.
believe in one God; God the Father the Pantocrator, Who created Heaven
and the earth, and of all things seen and unseen.
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
the Heaven and was incarnate 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 the third day He rose from the dead,
according to the Scriptures; He ascended into Heaven, and sits at the
right hand of His Father. And He is coming again in His glory to judge
the living and the dead; whose Kingdom shall have no end.
we believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the Giver of Life; Who proceeds
from the Father; Who, with the Father and the Son is worshipped and
glorified, Who spoke by the prophets.
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, have mercy on us, and forgive us our sins.
ELEISON (Lord have mercy) 41 times
HOLY HOLY HOLY
Holy, Holy, O Lord of Saba-outh, Heaven and earth are full of Your glory
and dignity. Have mercy on us O God the Father, Almighty. O Holy
Trinity, have mercy on us. O Lord, God of powers be with us. For we have
no other helper in our tribulations and adversities but You.
remit, and forgive us O God our iniquities, which we committed willingly
and unwillingly, which we committed knowingly and unknowingly, the
hidden and the manifest.
Lord, remit it unto us, for the sake of Your Holy Name, which is called
upon us, according to Your mercy, O Lord, and not according to our sins.
us worthy to pray thankfully: Our Father Who art in heaven ...
Lord, God of hosts, Who exists before the ages and abides forever; Who
has created the sun for the illumination of the day, and the night for
the rest of all people, we thank You, O King of all ages, because You
permitted us to pass this night in peace and brought us to the daybreak.
Therefore, we ask You, O our Master, King of all ages: Let Your truth
shine upon us, and may the light of Your divine knowledge enlighten us.
us, O Our Master, to be children of light and the children of day, that
we may pass this day in righteousness and chastity and good conduct, and
that we may complete the remainder of our life without offense, through
the grace, compassions, and love-of-mankind of Your Only-begotten Son,
our Lord God and Saviour Jesus Christ, and by the gift of the Holy
Spirit. Both now and forever and unto the age of all ages. Amen.
Giver of light, who makes the sun shine upon the righteous and the
wicked; who created and gave light to the world, we ask You O Master of
all, to enlighten our minds, hearts and understanding. Grant us this day
to please You. Protect us from every evil, from every sin and from every
enemy, through our Lord Jesus Christ, with Whom You are blessed together
with the Holy Spirit, the Giver of life, and Who is equal with You both
now and forever and unto the age of all ages. Amen.
CONCLUSION OF EVERY HOUR
mercy on us, O God, and have mercy on us. For You are at all times and
in every hour, in Heaven and earth, worshipped and glorified. O Christ,
our God, who is long-suffering, plenteous in mercy and compassion. Who
loves the just and shows mercy to all sinners among whom I am the first.
Who does not wish the death of a sinner, but that he repents and lives.
You who calls all men to salvation through the promise of good things to
the same, Lord, receive also our supplications at this hour and at every
hour; facilitate our present lives and direct us to act according to
Your commandments. Sanctify our souls, purify our bodies, set aright our
reasoning, cleanse our thoughts, heal our sicknesses, remit our sins,
and deliver us from all wrath and distress. Surround us with Your Holy
angels, that we may be guided and guarded with them, to attain the unity
of faith and knowledge of Your imperceptible and infinite glory, for
blessed are You unto all ages. Amen.
Lord, make us worthy to pray thankfully:
Our Father Who art in heaven .....