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THE NINTH HOUR

 

 

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PRIEST

Blessed is our God always, now and for ever: world without end.

READER: Amen.

PRIEST

Glory be to Thee, O our God, glory be to Thee.

O heavenly King and Comforter, Spirit of truth, which art in all places and fillest all things; Treasure of goodness and Giver of life: Come and abide in us, and cleanse us from all that defileth. And save our souls, O Thou who art good.

READER The Trisagion.

PRIEST

For Thine is the kingdom, the power and the glory, of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, now and for ever: world without end.

READER: Amen. Kyrie eleison or Lord have mercy. [12]

Glory...

O come, let us worship...

 

PSALM 83 [84]

How amiable are thy tabernacles, O LORD 

PSALM 84 [85]

Lord, thou hast been favourable unto thy land

 

PSALM 85 [86]

Bow down thine ear, O LORD, hear me: 

Glory ...

Alleluia. Alleluia. Alleluia. Glory be to Thee, O God. [3]

Kyrie eleison or Lord have mercy. [3]

Glory ...

Then the Apolytikion [Troparion] of the day

Now...

O Thou, O Good One...

For Thy holy Name’s sake...

Trisagion…

PRIEST: For Thine is the kingdom, the power and the glory…

READER: Amen.

Then the Kontakion of the day. And immediately

Kyrie eleison or Lord have mercy. [40]

Prayer of the Hours.

O Thou, who at all times and every hour ...

Kyrie eleison (3) Glory… Now…

More honourable than the cherubim...

In the name of the Lord, Father, give the blessing.

PRIEST

God be merciful unto us, and bless us; and cause His face to shine upon us and have mercy upon us.

O Lord and Master, Jesus Christ our God, who art patient with our transgressions, and hast brought us even to this present hour, in which, as Thou didst hang upon the life-giving tree, Thou didst open the way to Paradise for the grateful thief, and by death didst destroy death: Do Thou also have mercy upon us sinners, Thine unworthy servants. For we have sinned and transgressed, and are not worthy to lift up our eyes and look upon the heights of heaven: for we have abandoned the way of Thy righteousness, and have walked after the desires of our own hearts. But we beseech Thy boundless goodness. Spare us, O Lord, according to the multitude of Thy mercy, and save us for Thy holy Name’s sake; for our days have passed away in vanity; deliver us from the hand of the adversary, and forgive us our sins, and eradicate our carnal imagination, that putting off the old man, we may put on the new man and live unto Thee, our Master and benefactor, and following in Thy commandments we may attain unto eternal rest, where is the abode of all those that rejoice. For verily Thou art the true joy and gladness of them that love Thee, O Christ our God, and to Thee we ascribe glory, together with Thine eternal Father, and Thine all-holy, good and life-giving Spirit, now and for ever: world without end. 

CHOIR: Amen.

PRIEST: Glory be to Thee, O Christ our God and our hope, glory be to Thee.

CHOIR: Glory be to the Father and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, now and for ever: world without end. Amen. Kyrie eleison [3]. Holy Father, give the blessing.

PRIEST:

May [He who is risen from the dead] Christ our true God…

By the prayers of our holy fathers, Lord Jesus Christ our God, have mercy upon us and save us.

CHOIR: Amen.