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Advent-Epiphany Terce

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


Most Gracious and Loving God,

We confess that we have sinned against thee

and done what is evil in thy sight;

That we have turned from thy ways

both in things done and left undone;

A period of silence for reflection may follow. 

Wherefore we beseech thee O Lord,

Have mercy upon us; forgive us all our sins.

Cast us not away from thy presence

But cleanse us with thy Spirit;

That we may walk in newness of life;

And this we ask in the Name of thy Son

Our savior, Jesus Christ. Amen


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 119:1 How blessed are those whose way is blameless, Who walk in the law of the LORD.

 2 How blessed are those who observe His testimonies, who seek Him with all their heart.

 3 who also do no wrong, but walk in his ways!

4 Thou hast ordained Thy precepts, that we should keep them diligently.

 5 Oh that my ways may be established to keep Thy statutes!

 6 Then I shall not be ashamed when I look upon all Thy commandments.

 7 I shall give thanks to Thee with uprightness of heart, when I learn Thy righteous judgments.

 8 I shall keep Thy statutes; do not utterly forsake me.


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 139:1 O Lord, Thou hast searched me and known me.

 2 Thou dost know when I sit down and when I rise up; Thou dost understand my thought from afar.

 3 Thou dost scrutinize my path and my lying down, and art intimately acquainted with all my ways.

 4 Even before there is a word on my tongue, Behold, O LORD, Thou dost know it all.

 5 Thou hast enclosed me behind and before, and laid Thy hand upon me.

 6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; It is too high, I cannot attain to it.

 7 Where can I go from Thy Spirit? Or where can I flee from Thy presence?

 8 If I ascend to heaven, Thou art there; If I make my bed in Sheol, behold, Thou art there.

 9 If I take the wings of the dawn, if I dwell in the remotest part of the sea,

 10 Even there Thy hand will lead me, and Thy right hand will lay hold of me.


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 118:19 Open to me the gates of righteousness; I shall enter through them, I shall give thanks to the LORD.

 20 This is the gate of the LORD; The righteous will enter through it.

 21 I shall give thanks to Thee, for Thou hast answered me; And Thou hast become my salvation.

 22 The stone which the builders rejected has become the chief corner stone.

 23 This is the LORD's doing; It is marvelous in our eyes.

 24 This is the day which the LORD has made; Let us rejoice and be glad in it.

 25 O LORD, do save, we beseech Thee; O LORD, we beseech Thee, do send prosperity!

 26 Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the LORD; We have blessed you from the house of the LORD.

 27 The LORD is God, and He has given us light; Bind the festival sacrifice with cords to the horns of the altar.

 28 Thou art my God, and I give thanks to Thee; Thou art my God, I extol Thee.

 29 Give thanks to the LORD, for He is good; For His lovingkindness is everlasting.


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

Matthew 1:20 “Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary as your wife; for that which has been conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit. 21 "And she will bear a Son; and you shall call His name Jesus, for it is He who will save His people from their sins."

R. Thanks be to God.


Deuteronomy 10:12 "And now what does the LORD your God require from you, but to fear the LORD your God, to walk in all His ways and love Him, and to serve the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul,

R. Thanks be to God.


Matthew 5:14 "You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house.

R. Thanks be to God.


V. The Spirit Himself beareth witness with our spirit.

 R. That we are the children of God.


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 GOD, Who at this third hour, didst ascend Thy holy Cross to enlighten the world from darkness; may it please Thee to shine forth the light of Thy grace upon us, and so renew us in heart and body, that we may serve Thee faithfully and love Thee truly, Thou Savior of the world, Who lives and reigns with the Father and the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

O Lord, who at this same hour didst also pour out thy Holy Spirit upon Thy Church at Pentecost, direct and further us, we beseech Thee, with the continual help of the same Holy Spirit; that in all our works begun, continued, and ended in thee, we may glorify thy holy Name, and finally, by thy mercy, obtain everlasting life; through Jesus Christ our Lord. 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 Terce



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