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Easter-Pentecost Vespers

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

ALMIGHTY and most merciful Father;

We have erred, and strayed from thy ways like lost sheep.

We have offended against thy holy laws;

And there is no health in us.

A period of silence for reflection may follow. 

But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us;

Forgive us all our sins,

And grant that we may hereafter live a godly, righteous, and sober life,

To the glory of thy holy Name. 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 119:49 Remember thy word to Thy servant, in which Thou hast made me hope.

 50 This is my comfort in my affliction, that Thy word has revived me.

 51 The arrogant utterly deride me, yet I do not turn aside from Thy law.

 52 I have remembered Thine ordinances from of old, O LORD, and comfort myself.

 53 Burning indignation has seized me because of the wicked who forsake Thy law.

 54 Thy statutes are my songs wherever I lodge.

 55 O LORD, I remember Thy name in the night, and keep Thy law.

 56 This has been my practice: that I obey your precepts.


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 89:20 "I have found David My servant; with My holy oil I have anointed him,

 21 My hand will establish him; My arm also will strengthen him.

 22 "The enemy will not deceive him, Nor the son of wickedness afflict him.

 23 "But I shall crush his adversaries before him, and strike those who hate him.

 24 "And My faithfulness and My lovingkindness will be with him, And in My name his horn will be exalted.

 25 "I shall also set his hand on the sea, and his right hand on the rivers.

 26 "He will cry to Me, 'Thou art my Father, My God, and the rock of my salvation.'

 27 "I also shall make him My first-born, the highest of the kings of the earth.

 28 "My lovingkindness I will keep for him forever, and My covenant shall be confirmed to him.

 29 "So I will establish his descendants forever and his throne as the days of heaven.


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 2:6 "But as for Me, I have installed My King upon Zion, My holy mountain."

 7 "I will tell of the decree of the LORD: He said to Me, 'Thou art My Son, Today I have begotten Thee.

 8 'Ask of Me, and I will give the nations as Thine inheritance, and the very ends of the earth as Thy possession.

 9 'Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron, Thou shalt shatter them like earthenware.'"

 10 Now therefore, O kings, show discernment; Take warning, O judges of the earth.

 11 Worship the LORD with reverence, and rejoice with trembling.

 12 Do homage to the Son, lest He become angry, and you perish in the way; For His wrath may soon be kindled. How blessed are all who take refuge in Him!


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

Acts 1:9 And after He had said these things, He was lifted up while they were looking on, and a cloud received Him out of their sight. 10 And as they were gazing intently into the sky while He was departing, behold, two men in white clothing stood beside them; 11 and they said, "Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking into the sky? This Jesus, who has been taken up from you into heaven, will come in just the same way as you have watched Him go into heaven."

R. Blessed is He who comes in the Name of the Lord. Thanks be to God.


Ephesians 1:19 The surpassing greatness of His power towards us is in accordance with the working of His mighty strength 20 which He worked in Christ, when He raised Him from the dead, and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places, 21 far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age, but also in the one to come.

R. Thanks be to God.


Colossians 3:1 If then you have been raised up with Christ, keep seeking the things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. 2 Set your mind on the things above, not on the things that are on earth. 3 For you have died and your life is hidden with Christ in God. 4 When Christ, who is our life, is revealed, then you also will be revealed with Him in splendor.

R. Thanks be to God.


V. Lord let my prayer be counted as incense before Thee;

R. And the lifting up of my hands as the evening offering.


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, who hast vouchsafed to redeem us by thy Blood and to bring us safely through this day; grant in these waning hours that our thoughts may be drawn to thee; so in joyful occupation and quiet meditation we may be refreshed from all our labors; 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, Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, we do give Thee most humble and hearty thanks for all thy goodness and lovingkindness to us this day; And, we beseech thee, grant us the continual presence and help of thy Holy Spirit; that no unclean thoughts, unlawful designs, or inordinate desires, may be found within us this night; but that we may go to our rest in peace, and be preserved pure and blameless, unto the coming of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen.


V. Let Thy Saints be joyful in Thy glory.

R. Let all who take refuge in Thee be glad.


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 Vespers



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