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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

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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 Wretched man that I am! Who will set me free from this body of death?

R. Thanks be to God, through Jesus Christ our Lord! 


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 51:1 Be gracious to me, O God, according to Thy lovingkindness; According to the greatness of Thy compassion blot out my transgressions.

 2 Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin.

 3 For I know my transgressions, and my sin is ever before me.

 4 Against Thee, Thee only, I have sinned, and done what is evil in Thy sight, So that Thou art justified when Thou dost speak, and blameless when Thou dost judge.

 5 Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, and in sin my mother conceived me.

 6 Behold, Thou dost desire truth in the innermost being, And in the hidden part Thou wilt make me know wisdom.


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 130:1 Out of the depths I have cried to Thee, O LORD.

 2 Lord, hear my voice! Let Thine ears be attentive to the voice of my supplications.

 3 If Thou, LORD, shouldst mark iniquities, O Lord, who could stand?

 4 But there is forgiveness with Thee, that Thou mayest be feared.

 5 I wait for the LORD, my soul does wait, and in His word do I hope.

 6 My soul waits for the Lord more than the watchmen for the morning; Indeed, more than the watchmen for the morning.

 7 O Israel, hope in the LORD; for with the LORD there is lovingkindness, and with Him is abundant redemption.

 8 And He will redeem Israel from all his iniquities.


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 25:11 For Thy name's sake, O LORD, Pardon my iniquity, for it is great.

 12 Who is the man who fears the LORD? He will instruct him in the way he should choose.

 13 His soul will abide in prosperity, and his descendants will inherit the land.

 14 The secret of the LORD is for those who fear Him, and He will make them know His covenant.

 15 My eyes are continually toward the LORD, for He will pluck my feet out of the net.

 16 Turn to me and be gracious to me, for I am lonely and afflicted.

 17 The troubles of my heart are enlarged; bring me out of my distresses.

 18 Look upon my affliction and my trouble, and forgive all my sins.

 19 Look upon my enemies, for they are many; and they hate me with violent hatred.

 20 Guard my soul and deliver me; do not let me be ashamed, for I take refuge in Thee.

 21 Let integrity and uprightness preserve me, for I wait for Thee.

 22 Redeem Israel, O God, out of all his troubles.


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

Isaiah 55:6 Seek the LORD while He may be found; Call upon Him while He is near. 7 Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts; and let him return to the LORD, and He will have compassion on him; and to our God, For He will abundantly pardon.

R. Thanks be to God.


2 Corinthians 5:21 He made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.

R. Thanks be to God.


Philippians 2:14 Do all things without grumbling or disputing; 15 that you may prove yourselves to be blameless and innocent, children of God above reproach in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you appear as lights in the world

R. Thanks be to God.


V. The Lord be with you

R. And with thy spirit

V. Let us pray.

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. Our help is in the Name of the Lord.

 R. Who hath made heaven and earth.


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 took upon thyself our human nature and by thy death on the cross didst redeem all time and creation; we lift to you our prayers throughout these hours, and so offer to you this day and all our doings herein; beseeching thee to grant, that we, who confess thy coming Kingdom, may be ever mindful, that we serve on holy ground, that we abide in holy time, and undertake a holy labor; and this we ask of thee, who art alone Creator, Redeemer, and Lord of all. Amen.

O LORD, our heavenly Father, almighty and everlasting God, who hast safely brought us to the beginning of this day; Defend us in the same with thy mighty power; and grant that this day we fall into no sin, neither run into any kind of danger; but that all our doings, being ordered by thy governance, may be righteous in thy sight; 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.


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