All Saints Anglican  All Saints’ Church
Greenville, SC REC Reformed Episcopal ACNA Anglican Church in North America Parish 1928 BCP 1928 Book of Common Prayer Divine Hours Daily Offices Breviary terce sext compline prime vespers

Advent-Epiphany Sext

V. In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.

 R. Amen.


V. O Lord, open thou our lips.

 R. And our mouth shall show forth thy praise.


V. Receive, O Lord, our prayers this hour

R. The offering to you of this day. Amen


Let us humbly confess our sins unto Almighty God


We confess to God almighty, 

    the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost, 

    that we have sinned in thought, word and deed, 

    through our own grievous fault. 

    Wherefore we pray God to have mercy upon us.

A period of silence for reflection may follow. 

    Almighty God, have mercy upon us, 

    forgive us all our sins and deliver us from all evil, 

    confirm and strengthen us in all goodness, 

    and bring us to life everlasting; 

    through Jesus Christ our Lord. 



O Lord, we beseech thee, mercifully hear our prayers, and grant us Absolution and Remission of all our sins, true repentance; amendment of life, and the grace and consolation of Thy Holy Spirit. Amen.


V. O God, make speed to save us.

 R. O Lord, make haste to help us.


V. GLORY be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost;

 R. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.



A Selection from the Psalter or

One or more of the Psalms below is read


Psalm 145:8 The LORD is gracious and merciful; Slow to anger and great in lovingkindness.

 9 The LORD is good to all, and His mercies are over all His works.

 10 All Thy works shall give thanks to Thee, O LORD, and Thy godly ones shall bless Thee.

 11 They shall speak of the glory of Thy kingdom, and talk of Thy power;

 12 To make known to the sons of men Thy mighty acts, and the glorious majesty of Thy kingdom.

 13 Thy kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and Thy dominion endures throughout all generations.


V. GLORY be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost;

 R. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.




Psalm 119:25 My soul clings to the dust; Revive me according to Thy word.

 26 I have told of my ways, and Thou hast answered me; Teach me Thy statutes.

 27 Make me understand the way of Thy precepts, and I will meditate on Thy wonders.

 28 My soul weeps because of grief; Strengthen me according to Thy word.

 29 Remove the false way from me, and graciously grant me Thy law.

 30 I have chosen the faithful way; I have placed Thine ordinances before me.

 31 I cling to Thy testimonies; O LORD, let me not be put to shame!


V. GLORY be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost;

 R. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.




Luke 1:68 "Blessed be the Lord God of Israel, For He has visited us and accomplished redemption for His people,

 69 And has raised up a horn of salvation for us in the house of David His servant--

 70 As He spoke by the mouth of His holy prophets from of old--

 71 Salvation from our enemies, And from the hand of all who hate us;

 72 To show mercy toward our fathers, And to remember His holy covenant,

 73 The oath which He swore to Abraham our father,

 74 To grant us that we, being delivered from the hand of our enemies, might serve Him without fear,

 75 In holiness and righteousness before Him all our days.


V. GLORY be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost;

 R. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.


Scripture Reading  

The following short lessons or another suitable passage is read

John 1:14 And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth.

R. Thanks be to God.


1 John 5:3 For this is the love of God: that we keep His commandments; and His commandments are not burdensome. 4 For everyone who is born of God overcomes the world; and this is the victory that has overcome the world-- our faith. 5 And who is the one who overcomes the world, but he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?

R. Thanks be to God.


1 Peter 3:15 but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you, yet with gentleness and reverence;

R. Thanks be to God.


V. Proclaim the good tidings of His salvation.

R. Tell of His glory among the nations


V. The Lord be with you.

R. And with thy spirit.

V. Let us pray.

The Kyrie may be said in place of the Lord’s Prayer provided the Lord’s Prayer is said once during the morning hours and once during the evening hours

V. Lord, have mercy upon us.

 R. Christ, have mercy upon us.

 V. Lord, have mercy upon us.


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. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen.


V. O Lord, hear our prayer.

 R. And let our cry come unto Thee.

 V. Let us pray.

Here at least two prayers are said: the Collect of the day (from the past Sunday or specific for the day) and the first prayer provided below

If the Collect be already said, a prayer from the Additional Collects may be used or both prayers provided below may be used


O Lord Jesus Christ, who at this sixth hour of the day didst hang from the Cross for the redemption of the world, and didst shed Thy precious Blood for the remission of our sins; grant, we humbly beseech Thee, that in all our labors this day, we may have Thy work on the Cross before our eyes and the hope of the resurrection within our hearts; this we ask in thy name, who lives and reigns with the Father and the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

ALMIGHTY God, who alone gave us the breath of life, and alone can keep alive in us the holy desires thou dost impart; We beseech thee, for thy compassion's sake, to sanctify all our thoughts and endeavors; that we may neither begin an action without a pure intention nor continue it without thy blessing. And grant that, having the eyes of the mind opened to behold things invisible and unseen, we may in heart be inspired by thy wisdom, and in work be upheld by thy strength, and in the end be accepted of thee as thy faithful servants; through Jesus Christ our Savior. Amen.

V. Bless the Lord.

R. Thanks be to God.


THE grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Ghost, be with us all evermore. Amen.


Here ends the Order for Sext



Website Builder