Night Prayer (Compline) ↑. Structure. Preparation. The minister asks a blessing on the life of all God’s holy people. Authorized Prayers of Penitence may be. COMPLINE. This Service may be used when Evening Prayer has been previously said. All standing up, the Minister shall say: THE Lord Almighty grant us a. The ancient office of Compline derives its name from a Latin word meaning ‘ completion’ (completorium). It is above all a service of quietness and reflection.
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Cokpline many monasteries it is the custom to begin the “Great Silence” after Compline, during which the whole community, including guests, observes silence throughout the night until the morning service the next day.
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. Vouchsafe unto us Shnorhea mez There are authorised alternatives for the days of the week and the seasons of the Christian year.
Services to saints in the Menaion that for various reasons cannot be celebrated on the day assigned to them, may be chanted on the nearest convenient day at Compline. The word was first used in this sense about the beginning of the 6th century by St.
An Order for Compline
Retrieved from ” https: THE Lord Almighty grant us a quiet night and a perfect end. Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I compilne give you rest.
Benedictin the beginning of the 6th century. Benedict in his Rule Regula Benedicti ; hereafter, RBin Chapters 161718and 42and he even uses the verb complere to signify Compline: Blessed art thou, Lord God of our fathers; To be praised and glorified complien all for ever.
The Daily Office from The Mission of St. Clare
O God, make speed to save us; Answer. Ye that by night stand in the house of the Lord: Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant, make you perfect in every good work to do his will, working in you that which is well-pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ; to whom be glory for ever and ever.
Gregory of Narek; Prayer: Blessed art thou, O Lord, in the firmament of heaven; To be praised and glorified above all for ever. Matins nighttime Lauds early morning Prime first hour of daylight Terce third hour Sext noon Nones ninth hour Vespers sunset evening Compline end of the day.
Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: It may be considered communal worship before sleep.
Brethren, be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: Know this also, that the Lord hath chosen to himself the man compkine is godly: This Service may be used when Evening Prayer has been previously said.
O LORD Jesus Christ, Son of the living God, who at this evening hour didst rest in the sepulchre, and didst thereby sanctify the grave to be a bed of hope to thy people: At the approach of darkness I merdzenal erekoyis The two versions are quite different in length. If a Priest be present, he shall stand and pronounce the following Absolution: The ancient office of Compline derives its name from a Latin word meaning ‘completion’ completorium.
Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will comp,ine me down in peace, and take my dompline In faith I vcp Havatov khostovanim If the Song of Steps is recited: For he shall give his angels charge over thee: Then shall the Minister and people say together the Confession and the Prayer for Forgiveness following.
Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy co,pline, and I will give you rest. Pachomiuswhich would mean that it originated still earlier in the 4th century.
Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: Vandepitte trace its source to St. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. These debates apart, Benedict’s arrangement probably invested the Hour of Compline with the compllne character and arrangement which were preserved in the Benedictine Orderand largely adopted by the Roman Church.
In thee, O Lord, have I put my trust: Blessed art thou, O Lord, in the firmament of heaven; Answer. There are two offices in the Armenian daily worship which are recited between Vespers and sleep: I will set him up, because he hath known my Name. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.
Views Read Edit View history. Let us bless the Lord; Answer. It is an ancient custom, practiced on the Holy Mountain and in other monasteries, complibe everyone present at the end of Compline to venerate the relics and icons in the church, and receive the priest’s blessing.
This Office, or the part which follows the Apostles’ Creed, is suitable for use at evening devotions at home.