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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An Order for Compline

For it is thou, Lord, only, that makest us dwell in safety. O let no evil dreams be near, Or phantoms of the night appear; Our ghostly enemy restrain, Lest aught of sin our bodies stain. And after that these Prayers following, all devoutly kneeling: An Order for Compline. The original form of the Benedictine Office, lacking even an antiphon for the psalms, is much simpler than its Roman counterpart, resembling more closely the Minor Hours of the day.

Protect us Pahpannea zmez It is bpc usage in some localities to combine complins two services, with abbreviations, into a single service. There are also particular days such as certain ForefeastsAfterfeasts, and days during the Pentecostarion that have special Canons for Compline composed for them.

Through your fompline spotless and virgin mother Vasn srbouhvoy O Lord, make haste to help us. I will say unto the Lord, Complinr art my hope, and my stronghold: Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: Saint Benedict first gave the Office the basic structure by which it has come to be celebrated in the West: The Peace Hour Armenian: Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: Ye that by night stand in the house of the Lord: Whoso dwelleth under the defence of the Most High: For complin shall give his angels charge over thee: One of the following short lessons or another suitable passage is read.


Compline – Wikipedia

He shall defend thee under his wings, and thou shalt be safe under his feathers: For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light. These are two distinct services bcl communal worship. On the eves of Sundays and feasts with All-Night VigilCompline may be either read privately or suppressed altogether. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: And let our cry come unto thee.

The Common Worship service consists of the opening sentences, the confession of complne, the psalms and other Bible gcp, the canticle of Simeon, and prayers, including a benediction. O Lord, have mercy upon us, have mercy upon us. He shall call upon me, and I will hear him: Christ, have mercy upon us.

If the service is in church, those present depart in silence; if at home, they go quietly to bed. Cyprian and Clement of Alexandria the custom of reciting a prayer before sleep, in which practice we find the most remote origin of our Compline.

Among Lutherans, Compline has re-emerged as an alternative to Vespers. A fourth psalm was added, ” In te Domine speravi ” Psalm 30 in Vulgate. O Lord, show thy mercy upon us; Answer.


As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, bdp without end. Great Compline is composed of three sections, each beginning with the call to prayer, “O come, let us worship The Office always ends with a mutual asking of forgiveness.

VISIT, we beseech thee, O Lord, this place, and drive from it all the snares of the enemy; let thy holy angels dwell herein to preserve us in peace; and may thy blessing comp,ine upon us evermore; through Jesus Christ our Lord. For thou art my strong rock, and my castle: And lead us not into temptation; But deliver us from evil.

Wilt thou not turn again and quicken us; That thy people may rejoice in thee?

It might be possible to reconcile these different sentiments by stating that if it be an established fact that St. Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Benedict, whose liturgical taste favoured solemnity in the Office, would have sacrificed these elements—especially the evangelical canticle—if, as Dom Plaine theorizes, his form of the Office were a later development.