THE MORNING PRAYER
(PRIME)

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INTRODUCTORY PRAYERS

In the Name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, One God.  Amen.

Lord have mercy, Lord have mercy, Lord bless.  Amen.

Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit, both now, and always, and unto the ages of ages.  Amen.

Make us worthy to say thankfully,

THE LORD'S PRAYER

Our Father Who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy Name.  Thy Kingdom come.  Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.  Our bread of the morrow, give us today, and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us.  And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the Evil One; in Christ Jesus our Lord.  For Thine is the Kingdom, the power and the glory, forever and ever.  Amen.

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 THE PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING

Let us give thanks to the beneficent and merciful God, the Father of our Lord, God and Saviour, Jesus Christ.  For He has covered us, helped us, guarded us, accepted us to Himself, spared us, supported us, and has brought us to this hour.

Let us also ask Him, the Lord our God, the Pantocrator, to guard us in all peace this holy day and all the days of our life. 

O Master, Lord, God the Pantocrator, the Father of our Lord, God and Saviour, Jesus Christ, we thank Thee for everything, concerning everything, and in everything.  For Thou hast covered us, helped us, guarded us, accepted us to Thee, spared us, supported us, and hast brought us to this hour.

Therefore, we ask and entreat Thy Goodness, O Lover of mankind, grant us to complete this holy day, and all the days of our life, in all peace with Thy fear.

All envy, all temptation, all the work of Satan, the counsel of wicked men and the rising up of enemies, hidden and manifest, take them  away from us, and from all Thy people, and from this holy place that is Thine.

But those things which are good and profitable do Thou provide for us, for it is Thou Who has given us the authority to tread on serpents and scorpions, and upon all the power of the enemy.

And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the Evil One, by the grace, compassion and love of mankind, of Thine OnlyBegotten Son, our Lord, God and Saviour, Jesus Christ.  Through Whom the glory, the honour, the dominion, and the adoration are due unto Thee, with Him, and the Holy Spirit, the Giver of Life, Who is of One Essence with Thee, now, and at all times, and unto the age of all ages.  Amen.

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PSALM 50

Have mercy upon me, O God, according to Thy great mercy: and according to the multitude of Thy compassions Thou shalt blot out my iniquity.  Thou shalt wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin.  For I know my iniquity: and my sin is before me at all times.  Against Thee alone have I sinned, and done evil before Thee: that Thou mayest be justified in Thy words, and prevail when Thou art judged.  For behold, I was conceived in iniquity; and in sin did my mother desire me. 

For behold, Thou hast loved truth, the secret and the hidden things of Thy wisdom, Thou hast manifested unto me.  Thou shalt sprinkle me with Thy hyssop, and I shall be clean: Thou shalt wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.  Thou shalt cause me to hear joy and gladness; and my humble bones shall rejoice.  Turn Thy face away from my sins, and all my iniquities Thou shalt blot out.  A pure heart Thou shalt create in me, O God; and an upright spirit renew within me.  Cast me not away from Thy face; and take not Thine Holy Spirit from me. Give me the joy of Thy salvation; and strengthen me with a governing spirit.  That I may teach the lawless Thy ways; and the wicked shall turn to Thee.

Deliver me from blood, O God, the God of my salvation: and my tongue shall rejoice in Thy righteousness.  O Lord, Thou shalt open my lips; and my mouth shall declare Thy praise.  For if Thou hadst desired sacrifice; I would indeed have given it: but, Thou delightest not in burnt offerings.  A sacrifice of God is a broken spirit: a broken and a humble heart, God will not despise. 

Do good, O Lord, in Thy good pleasure unto Zion: and may the walls of Jerusalem be built.  Then shalt Thou be pleased with the sacrifices of righteousness, with oblation and whole burnt offering: then shall they offer calves upon Thine altar.  Alleluia. 

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Then is said,
O come, let us worship!  O come, let us ask Christ our God!

O come, let us worship!  O come, let us ask Christ our King!

O come, let us worship!  O come, let us ask Christ our Saviour!

O our Lord Jesus Christ, the Logos of God, our God, through the intercessions of Saint Mary and of Thy saints, guard us, let us give glory with a good glorification.  Have mercy upon us according to Thy will forever.  The night has gone by; we give thanks unto Thee, O Lord, and we pray Thee to guard us this day without sin and deliver us.

EPHESIANS 4:15

I ask you, I who am bound in the Lord, to walk worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all lowliness of heart, and meekness, and longsuffering, bearing with one another in love; hastening to keep the unity of the Spirit in the perfect bond of peace.  One body, and one Spirit, even as ye have been called in one hope of your calling; one Lord, one faith, one baptism. 

One is God the Father of everyone.  One is His Son, Jesus Christ the Logos, Who was incarnate, died and rose again from the dead on the third day, and has raised us up with Him.  One is the Holy Spirit the Paraclete, the One and the same in His hypostasis; Who proceeds from the Father.  He sanctifies the whole creation; He teaches us to worship the Holy Trinity in One Godhead and One nature.  We praise Him; we bless Him forever.  Amen.

The hymn of the morning of the blessed day I offer to Christ, my King and my God: I will hope in Him that He may forgive me my sins.

PSALM 1
Blessed is the man who has not walked in the counsel of the wicked, nor stood in the way of sinners, nor sat in the seat of the pestilent.  But his desire is in the Law of the Lord; and in His Law he will meditate day and night.  And he shall be like the tree that is planted by the streams of water, which shall bring forth its fruit in its season; and its leaf shall not fall off; and whatsoever he does, he shall be pleased with.  

Not so, the wicked, not so: but (they are) like the dust which the wind drives away from the face of the earth.  Therefore the wicked shall not rise up in the judgement, nor the sinners in the counsel of the righteous.  For the Lord knows the way of the righteous: the way of the wicked shall perish.  Alleluia.  

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PSALM 2
Why have the nations cried out, and the peoples meditated vanities?  The kings of the earth have stood up, and the rulers have gathered together to fight against the Lord, and against His Christ.  Let us break their bonds, and let us cast away their yoke from us.  

He Who dwells in the heavens shall laugh at them: and the Lord shall scorn them.  Then shall He speak to them in His anger, and trouble them in His wrath.  

But I was erected a king by Him on Zion, His holy mountain, to preach the commandment of the Lord.  The Lord has said unto Me, Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten Thee.  Ask of Me, and I shall give Thee the nations for Thine inheritance, and Thy dominion to the ends of the earth.  Thou shalt shepherd them with a rod of iron; Thou shalt crush them like a clay vessel.  

Now, O ye kings, understand.  Be instructed, all ye judges of the earth.  Serve the Lord with fear, and rejoice in Him with trembling.  Embrace discipline, lest the Lord be angry, and ye perish from the way of truth, when His wrath is quickly kindled.  Blessed is everyone who trusts in Him.  Alleluia. 

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PSALM 3
Lord, why have those who afflict Me increased?  Many have risen up against Me.  Many say to My soul, There is no salvation for him in his God.  But Thou, O Lord, Thou art my defender; my glory, and the lifter up of my head.  With my voice have I cried unto the Lord, and He heard Me out of His holy mountain.      But I laid down and slept; and I arose; for the Lord is He Who defends Me.  I will not be afraid of ten thousands of people, that surround Me, who rise up against Me.

Arise, O Lord; save Me, O My God: for Thou hast smitten all them who are My enemies in vain.  The teeth of the sinners Thou hast crushed.

Salvation is of the Lord: and His blessing is upon His people.  Alleluia.  

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PSALM 4
When I cried up, the God of my righteousness heard me.  In distress Thou hast enlarged me.  Have compassion on me, O Lord, and hear my prayer. 

Sons of men, how long will ye be dull of heart?  Why do ye love vanity, and seek after lying?  Know that the Lord has made His holy One wonderful: the Lord will hear me when I cry unto Him.  Be angry and sin not: what you say in your hearts, be sorry for upon your beds.  Slay the sacrifice of righteousness, and trust in the Lord. 

There are many that say, Who will show us good things?  The light of Thy countenance, O Lord, has been signed upon us.  Thou hast given joy to my heart, more than those to whom were increased the fruit of their corn, their wine and their oil.

In peace, I will also lie down, and sleep: for Thou, Lord, alone hast made me dwell in hope.  Alleluia.  

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PSALM 5
Listen to my words, O Lord, and understand my cry.  Hearken to the voice of my supplication, my King, and my God.  For to Thee will I pray O Lord; in the morning Thou shalt hear my voice.  Early in the morning will I stand before Thee, and Thou shalt see me.

For Thou art a God Who desires not iniquity: neither shall evil doers abide in Thee, nor shall transgressors be established before Thine eyes.  O Lord, Thou hast hated all workers of iniquity.  Thou shalt destroy every one that speaks lies.  A bloody and deceitful man the Lord abhors.  But as for me, in the multitude of Thy mercy I will enter into Thy house: and worship before Thine holy temple in Thy fear.

Lead me, O Lord, in the way of Thy righteousness because of my enemies; make my way straight before Thee.  For there is no truth in their mouth; their heart is vain; their throat is an open sepulchre; they have deceived with their tongues.

Judge them, O God; may they fall by all their counsels; according to the multitude of their wickedness wipe them out; for they have angered Thee, O Lord.

Let them be glad, all those that hope in Thee: they shall rejoice forever; and Thou shalt abide in them.  And they shall boast in Thee all those who love Thy Name; for Thou, Lord, hast blessed the righteous; as with the shield of good will Thou hast crowned us.  Alleluia

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PSALM 6
O Lord, rebuke me not in Thine anger, neither chasten me in Thy wrath.  Have mercy upon me, O Lord; for I am weak: heal me, O Lord for my bones are troubled.  And my soul is greatly troubled: but Thou, O Lord, until when? 

Return, deliver my soul: revive me for Thy mercies' sake.  For there is no one in death that remembers Thee: and who shall confess to Thee in Amenti?  I am wearied in my groaning; every night I wash my bed; with my tears I water my sleeping-mat.  My eyes became troubled because of anger; I have grown old among all my enemies. 

Depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity; for the Lord has heard the voice of my weeping.  The Lord has heard my supplication; the Lord has received my prayer.  Let all my enemies be ashamed and be exceedingly troubled: let them be turned back and be greatly ashamed speedily. Alleluia.

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PSALM 8
O Lord our Lord, like wonder became Thy Name upon all the earth!  For Thy splendour is exalted above the heavens.  Out of the mouths of babes and sucklings Thou hast prepared praise because of Thine enemies, that Thou mightest still an enemy and an avenger. 

For I behold the heavens, the work of Thy fingers, the moon and the stars, Thou hast founded; what is man, that Thou art mindful of him?  And the son of man, that Thou visitest him?  Thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, with glory and honour Thou hast crowned him.

Thou hast set him over the works of Thy hands; Thou hast subjected all things under his feet: all sheep and oxen, yea, and the cattle of the field; the birds of the air, and the fish of the sea, that passes through the paths of the seas.

O Lord our Lord, like wonder became Thy Name upon all the earth!  Alleluia.

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PSALM 11
Revive me, Lord; for the saint has ceased (to be); and the righteous have diminished from among the children of men.  Vain things every one spoke with his friend: deceitful lips are in their hearts and with their hearts they have spoken.  The Lord will cut off all the deceitful lips, and the tongue that speaks with pride: who have said, we will exalt our tongues; our lips are our own: who is lord over us?  Because of the misery of the needy and the groaning of the poor, now will I arise, says the Lord; I will be in salvation and I will manifest Myself in it.

The words of the Lord are pure words: silver that is fired, tried in the earth, purified seven times.  But Thou O Lord, shalt deliver us and guard us from this generation for ever.  The wicked walk roundabout us; like unto Thy Highness, Thou hast increased the days of the children of men. Alleluia. 

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PSALM 12
Until when, then, O Lord, wilt Thou forget me?  for ever?  Until when, then, wilt Thou turn away Thy face from me?  Until when, then, shall I take counsel in my soul, and have sorrow in my heart all the day?  Until when, then, shall my enemy exalt himself over me?

Behold and hear me, O Lord my God: enlighten my eyes, lest I sleep in death; lest my enemy say, I have prevailed over him.  Those that trouble me rejoice when I am moved.  But as for me, I have hoped in Thy mercy; my heart shall rejoice in Thy salvation.

I will praise the Lord, Who has done good things to me and I will sing to the Name of the Lord Most High.  Alleluia.

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PSALM 14
Lord, who shall abide in Thy dwelling-place?  Or who shall rest in Thine holy mountain except he that walks blameless, and works righteousness, speaking truth in his heart?

Who has not deceived with his tongue, neither has done evil to his friend, nor has taken up a reproach against his neighbours.  A worker of evil is despised before him; but he glorifies those who fear the Lord.
He that makes oath to his friend, and does not deny it.  His silver he has not given at interest, nor received a bribe against the saints.  He that does these things shall never be moved.  Alleluia.

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PSALM 15
Guard me, O Lord: for in Thee have I hoped.  I said to the Lord, Thou art my Lord: and Thou hast no need of my goodness; He has manifested His wonders to His saints who are on His earth, and He has wrought all His desires in them.  Their sicknesses have been multiplied, after these they have hastened: I will not assemble at their synagogues of blood, nor will I mention their names by my lips.

The Lord is the portion of my inheritance and my cup: Thou art He Who shall restore my inheritance to me.  The measuring cords are fallen to me among the mighty; and my inheritance is established for me. I will bless the Lord, who has given me understanding: till the night, also, my reins have instructed me.  I preceded and beheld the Lord before me at all times: because He is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.

Therefore my heart has been gladdened, and my tongue has rejoiced: moreover, my flesh also shall dwell in hope.  For Thou wilt not leave my soul in Amenti; neither wilt Thou suffer Thine Holy One to see corruption.  Thou hast instructed me in the ways of life: Thou wilt fill me with joy by Thy countenance; at Thy right hand there is gladness for evermore.  Alleluia.

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PSALM 18
The heavens tell of the glory of God; and the firmament proclaims the creation of His hands.  Day utters speech unto day and night manifests knowledge unto night.  There are no words nor are there speeches: those whose voices are not heard.  Their sound is gone out through all the earth, and their words have reached unto the end of the world.

He has set His tabernacle in the sun, and He is like a bridegroom coming out of His bridechamber, Who will rejoice like a giant to run His course.  His going forth is from the end of the heaven, and his goal is unto the ends of the heaven: nothing can hide from the heat thereof. 

The Law of the Lord is pure, restoring the souls: the testimony of the Lord is faithful, teaching the little children.  The truths of the Lord are upright, giving joy to the heart: the commandment of the Lord shines from afar, enlightening the eyes.

The fear of the Lord is pure, enduring for ever: the judgements of the Lord are true and righteous altogether.  The desires of His heart are more elect than gold, and much precious stone: and sweeter than honey and the honeycomb.  Therefore, Thy servant shall keep them and in keeping them there is great reward.

Who can understand transgressions?  Cleanse me, O Lord, from those hidden in me.  From those that are not mine spare Thy servant; if they have no dominion over me: then shall I be pure, and I shall be cleansed from a great sin.  All the words of my mouth and the meditations of my heart shall be pleasing before Thee, at all times.

The Lord is my helper, and my redeemer.  Alleluia.

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PSALM 24
I have lifted up my soul unto Thee, O Lord.  My God, I have put my trust in Thee: let me not be ashamed, neither let my enemies laugh at me.  For all of those who wait on Thee shall not be ashamed: let them be ashamed that work iniquity in vain.

Manifest unto me Thy ways, O Lord; and teach me Thy paths.  Lead me in Thy truth, and teach me: for Thou art God my Saviour; on Thee have I waited all the day.

Remember, O Lord, Thy compassions and Thy mercies; for they are since the beginning.  The sins of my youth and my ignorances remember them not; according to Thy mercy remember Thou me for Thy goodness' sake, O Lord.

For good and upright is the Lord: therefore will He set a Law for those who sin in the way.  He will guide the meek in judgement, He will teach the meek His ways.  All the ways of the Lord are mercy and truth unto those who seek after His covenant and His testimonies.

For the sake of Thy Name, O Lord, Thou shalt forgive me my sin; for it is great.

Who is the man that fears the Lord?  He shall set for him a Law in the way which has pleased (Him).  His soul shall dwell among good things; and his seed shall inherit the earth.  The Lord is the strength of those who fear Him; and His Name is for those who fear Him; His covenant will He manifest unto them.
My eyes are looking to the Lord at all times; for He shall pluck my feet out of the snare.
 
Look upon me, and have mercy on me; for I am an only son and I am poor.  The troubles of my heart have multiplied: bring me out of my afflictions.  Look upon my lowliness and my toil; and forgive me all my sins.

Look upon my enemies; for they are multiplied; and they have hated me with a violent hatred.  Guard my soul, and deliver me: let me not be ashamed; for I have hoped in Thee.

The innocent and the upright have cleaved unto me; for I have waited on Thee, O Lord.  Deliver Israel, O God, out of all his afflictions.  Alleluia.

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PSALM 26
The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear?  The Lord is He Who provides for my safety; of whom shall I be afraid?  When they come near me to eat my flesh, those who trouble me and my enemies, they themselves became weak and fell.

If an encampment should be arrayed against me, my heart shall not fear: if war should rise up against me, in this I have hope.

One thing have I asked of the Lord, this also will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, that I may behold the joy of the Lord, and visit His holy temple.  For He has hidden me in His tabernacle in the day of my evils: He has covered me in the hidden place of His tabernacle.  
He has exalted me upon a rock.  And now, behold, He has exalted my head above my enemies. 

I went roundabout and I sacrificed in His tabernacle the sacrifice of rejoicing; I will praise, I will sing unto the Lord. 

Hear, O Lord, my voice with which I have cried: have mercy upon me, and hear me: for my heart has said unto Thee, I have sought after Thy face: Thy face, O Lord, do I seek after. 

Turn not Thy face away from me; and turn not away from Thy servant in anger: be Thou to me a helper; forsake me not, neither disregard me, O God my Saviour.  For my father and my mother have forsaken me: but the Lord has received me.

Set for me a Law, O Lord, in Thy ways, and lead me in the path of uprightness, because of my enemies.  Deliver me not over unto the souls of those who afflict me: for unjust witnesses have risen up against me, and injustice has lied to itself.  I believe that I shall see the good things of the Lord in the land of the living.  
Wait on the Lord: be strong, and let your heart be strengthened: and wait on the Lord.  Alleluia.

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PSALM 62
O God, my God; unto Thee will I rise early: for my soul has thirsted for Thee.  That my flesh may blossom for Thee in a barren land and an untrodden place, a place without water. 

Thus have I appeared before Thee, in the sanctuary, to see Thy power and Thy glory.  For Thy mercy is elect, better than life; my lips shall praise Thee. 

Therefore will I bless Thee in my life: in Thy Name will I lift up my hands.  My soul will be satisfied as with marrow and fatness; and (my) joyful lips shall praise Thy Name.

I remembered Thee upon my bed, and at dawn I meditated on Thee: for Thou hast been a help unto me, and in the shadow of Thy wings will I rejoice. My soul has cleaved after Thee and Thy right hand has supported me.  But as for those who have sought after my soul in vain; they shall go into the lower parts of the earth, they shall be delivered into the hand of the sword, they shall become portions for foxes.  
But the king shall rejoice in God; every one that swears by Him shall boast: for the mouth of those who speak unjustly shall be stopped.  Alleluia. 

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PSALM 66
May God have compassion upon us, bless us, manifest His face upon us, and have mercy upon us.  That Thy way may be known upon the earth, and Thy salvation among all nations.

Let the peoples confess to Thee, O God; let all the peoples confess to Thee.  Let the nations rejoice and be glad: for Thou shalt judge the peoples in uprightness, and guide the nations upon earth.

Let the peoples confess to Thee, O God; let all the peoples confess to Thee.  The earth has given its fruit.
May God, our God, bless us; may God bless us: may all the ends of the earth fear Him.  Alleluia.

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PSALM 69
O God, attend to my help; make haste O Lord to help me.  Let them be ashamed and be scorned that seek after my soul: let them be turned backward, and be ashamed, that desire to do evil against me.  Let them be turned back straightway in shame that say unto me, “Well!  Well!”

Let them rejoice and be glad in Thee: all who seek after Thee, and let them who love Thy salvation say at all times, “Let the Lord be magnified.”

But as for me, I am poor and feeble: O God help me.  Thou art my helper and my deliverer; O Lord, make no delay.  Alleluia.  

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PSALM 112
Praise the Lord, O ye children, praise the Name of the Lord.  May the Name of the Lord be blessed from now and for ever.  From the rising of the sun until its setting, praise the Name of the Lord.
The Lord is exalted above all nations; His glory is above the heavens. 

Who is like unto the Lord our God, Who dwells in the highest and looks upon the lowly, in the heaven, and upon the earth; Who has raised up the poor out of the earth, and lifts the needy out of the dunghill; that He may seat him with rulers, with the rulers of his people.  Who makes the barren woman to dwell in the house of a joyful mother of children.  Alleluia.

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PSALM 142
Hear my prayer, O Lord, give ear to my supplications in Thy truth.  Hear me in Thy righteousness, and enter not into judgement with Thy servant: for none living shall be justified before Thee.  For the enemy has pursued after my soul; he has humbled my life down to the earth; he has made me to sit in dark places, as those that have been dead of old.  My spirit is anguished within me; my heart is troubled within me.  

I remembered the days of old; I meditated on all Thy works; I meditated on the creations of Thy hands.

I spread forth my hands unto Thee: my soul has become like a land without water unto Thee. 

Hear me speedily, O Lord: for my spirit has failed: turn not Thy face from me, lest I be like those who go down into the pit.

Cause me to hear Thy mercy in the morning; for in Thee have I hoped: instruct me, O Lord, in the way wherein I should walk; for unto Thee have I lifted up my soul.

Deliver me, O Lord, from the hands of my enemies: for I have fled unto Thee.  Teach me to do Thy will; for Thou art my God: let Thine Holy Spirit lead me unto uprightness.

Revive me, O Lord, for Thy Name's sake: in Thy truth bring my soul out of trouble, and in Thy mercy Thou shalt cut off my enemies, and destroy all those who afflict my soul: for I am Thy servant.  Alleluia.
 
THE GOSPEL FROM
SAINT JOHN 1:1-17

In the beginning was the Logos, and the Logos was with God, and the Logos was God.  The same was in the beginning with God.  All things became through Him; and without Him there did not become any thing of that which became.  In Him was the life; and the life was the light of men.  And the light shines in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not. 

There was a man sent from God, whose name was John.  The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that every one might believe through Him.  He was not the Light, but (came) that he might bear witness of the Light.

That was the true Light, Which enlightens every man who comes into the world.  He was in the world, and the world became through Him, and the world knew Him not.  He came to those who were His own, and those who were His own received Him not.  But those who received Him, to them He gave power to become sons of God, those who believe on His Name: those who were not of blood, nor of the desire of the flesh, nor of the desire of man, but they were born of God. 

And the Logos became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we saw His glory, as the glory of an Only-Begotten Son of His Father, full of grace and truth.  John bare witness of Him, and cried, saying, This is He of Whom I said, that He Who comes after me was before me: for He was indeed earlier than me.  For we all received of His fullness, and grace instead of grace.  For the Law was given through Moses, but grace and truth became through Jesus Christ.  Glory be to God forever.

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Then shall this Psali Adam be said,

O True Light Which enlightens every man who comes to the world, Thou hast come to the world through Thy love toward man; all the creation rejoiced at Thy coming.  Thou hast saved Adam from the deceitfulness and set free Eve from the pangs of death.  Thou hast given to us the Spirit of sonship.  We praise Thee, we bless Thee with Thine angels.

Doxa Patri ke Eio ke Agio Pnevmati.  (Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.)

When the morning hour comes upon us, O Christ our God, the True Light, let the thoughts of light arise within us, and let not the darkness of passions cover us; that we may praise Thee rationally with David, crying unto Thee and saying, “My eyes are awake before the dawn time that I might meditate on all Thy words.”  Hear our voices according to Thy great mercy; save us, O Lord our God, according to Thy compassions.

Ke nyn ke a-ee ke ees toos é-onas ton é-onon.  Amen.  (Both now and always, and unto the ages of ages.  Amen.)

You are the Mother of the Light, who is honoured throughout the entire world.  Glorifications are offered unto you, O Mother of God, the Second Heaven.  For you are the pure and unchanging flower, and the evervirgin Mother.  For the Father has chosen you, and the Holy Spirit has overshadowed you, and the Son of God came and was incarnate of you.  Ask Him to grant deliverance unto the world that He has created, and to save it from the temptations.  That we may praise Him with a new hymn, and bless Him, now and forever.  Amen.

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THE GLORIA

Let us praise with the angels, saying, “Glory to God in the highest, peace on earth and goodwill toward men.”  We praise Thee, we bless Thee, we serve Thee, we worship Thee, we confess to Thee, we glorify Thee, we give thanks to Thee for Thy great Glory, O Lord, Heavenly King, God the Father, the Pantocrator; O Lord, the OnlyBegotten Son, Jesus Christ; and the Holy Spirit.

O Lord God, Lamb of God, Son of the Father, Who takes away the sin of the world, have mercy on us.  Thou Who takes away the sin of the world, receive our prayer.  Thou Who sits at the right hand of the Father, have mercy on us.  For Thou only art Holy; Thou only art exalted, O Lord Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit, to the Glory of God the Father.  Every day will I bless Thee, and I will praise Thy Name forever; yea, forever and ever.  Amen.

From the night my soul awakes early unto Thee, O my God, for Thy commandments are a light upon the earth.  I was meditating on Thy ways for Thou hast become a helper unto me.  In the morning, Lord, Thou shalt hear my voice.  Early will I stand before Thee, and Thou shalt see me.

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TRISAGION

Holy God, Holy Mighty, Holy Immortal, Who was born of the Virgin, have mercy on us.

Holy God, Holy Mighty, Holy Immortal, Who was crucified for us, have mercy on us.

Holy God, Holy Mighty, Holy Immortal, Who rose from the dead and ascended into the heavens, have mercy on us.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, both now, and always, and unto the ages of ages.  Amen.

O Holy Trinity, have mercy on us.  All Holy Trinity, have mercy on us.  O Holy Trinity, have mercy on us.

O Lord, forgive our sins.  O Lord, forgive our iniquities.  O Lord, forgive us our trespasses.

O Lord, visit the sick of Thy people, heal them for the sake of Thine Holy Name.  Our fathers and our brethren who have fallen asleep, O Lord, repose their souls.

O Thou Who art sinless, Lord have mercy on us.  O Thou Who art sinless, Lord help us and receive our supplications.  For Thine is the glory, the dominion, and the triple holiness.  Lord have mercy.  Lord have mercy.  Lord bless.  Amen.

Our Father Who art in Heaven...

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HAIL TO YOU

Hail to you!  We ask you, O saint full of glory, the evervirgin Mother of God, the Mother of Christ; offer our prayers unto your beloved Son, that He may forgive us our sins.  Hail to the holy Virgin, who has brought forth unto us the True Light, Christ our God.  Ask the Lord on our behalf, that He may have mercy on us and forgive us our sins.

O Virgin Mary, the holy Mother of God, the faithful advocate for all mankind, intercede on our behalf before Christ, Whom you have brought forth, that He may forgive us our sins. 

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THE INTRODUCTION
TO THE CREED

We exalt you, the Mother of the True Light.  We glorify you, O saint and Mother of God, for you brought forth unto us the Saviour of the whole world; He came and saved our souls.

Glory to Thee, our Master, our King, Christ; the pride of the Apostles, the crown of the martyrs, the joy of the righteous, the firmness of the churches, the forgiveness of sins.

We proclaim the Holy Trinity in One Godhead.  We worship Him.  We glorify Him.  Lord have mercy.  Lord have mercy.  Lord bless.  Amen.

THE ORTHODOX CREED

We believe in one God; God the Father, the Pantocrator, Who created heaven and earth, and all things seen and unseen.

We believe in one Lord; Jesus Christ, the OnlyBegotten Son of God, begotten of the Father before all ages.  Light of Light; True God of True God; begotten, not created; of One Essence with the Father; by Whom all things were made; Who, for us men and for our salvation, came down from heaven, and was incarnate of the Holy Spirit, and of the Virgin Mary, and became man.

And He was crucified for us under Pontius Pilate; suffered and was buried; and the third day He rose from the dead, according to the scriptures.  Ascended into the heavens, He sits at the right hand of His Father; and He is coming again in His glory, to judge the living and the dead; Whose kingdom shall have no end.
Yes, we believe in the Holy Spirit; the Lord, the Giver of Life; Who proceeds from the Father; Who, with the Father and the Son, is worshipped and glorified; Who spoke by the prophets.

And in One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church, we confess one Baptism for the remission of sins.  We look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the coming age.  Amen.

Then shall be said, “Lord hear us and have mercy on us and forgive us our sins,” “Kirié Eleison” (Lord have mercy) 41 times, and the following prayer:

HOLY, HOLY, HOLY

Holy, Holy, Holy Lord of Hosts, heaven and earth are full of Thy glory and Thine honour.  Have mercy on us, O God, the Father, the Pantocrator.  All-Holy Trinity, have mercy on us.  O Lord, God of the powers be with us, for we have no helper in our afflictions and our troubles, save Thee.  Loose, remit and forgive us, O God, our iniquities, which we have committed willingly, and which we have committed unwillingly; which we have committed knowingly, and which we have committed unknowingly.  The hidden and the manifest, O Lord, remit unto us, for the sake of Thine Holy Name which is called upon us.

According to Thy mercy, O Lord, and not according to our sins.

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Then shall this absolution be said,

O Lord, God of hosts, Who art before the ages and Who abides forever; Who created the sun for a light of the day, and the night for a rest of all flesh; we give thanks to Thee, O King of the ages, for Thou hast made us to pass this night in peace, and hast brought us to the beginning of the day.  Therefore, we ask Thee, O our Master, King of the ages: may the light of Thy truth shine upon us, and enlighten us with the light of Thy divine knowledge.  Make us children of light, children of the day, that we may pass this day in purity, righteousness and good disposition, that we may complete the rest of our life without stumbling.

By the grace, compassion and love of mankind, of Thine OnlyBegotten Son, our Lord, God and Saviour, Jesus Christ.  Through Whom the glory, the honour, the dominion, and the adoration are due unto Thee, with Him, and the Holy Spirit, the Giver of Life, Who is of One Essence with Thee, now, and at all times, and unto the age of all ages.  Amen.

Another absolution:

O Thou Who sends the light and it goes; Whose sun rises upon the righteous and upon the wicked; Who created the light, which enlightens the world; enlighten our hearts, O Master of all, and graciously grant unto us that we may be pleasing to Thee, this present day.  Watch over us against every evil thing, every sin, and every adverse power; in Christ Jesus our Lord, with Whom Thou art blessed together with the Holy Spirit, the Giver of Life, Who is CoEssential with Thee now, and forever, and unto the age of ages.  Amen.
THE PRAYER OF THE HOURS

Have mercy on us, O God, Who is worshipped and glorified at all times and at every hour, in heaven and on earth.  Christ our Good God, the longsuffering, plenteous in mercy and compassion, Who loves the righteous and has mercy upon sinners, (among whom I am chief; Who desires not the death of a sinner, but rather that he return and live.) Who calls everyone to salvation, through the promises of the good things to come; do Thou, O Lord, receive our supplications at this very hour, and straighten our life to do Thy commandments.

Sanctify our souls, purify our bodies, rectify our thoughts, cleanse our consciences, and deliver us from all evil affliction and grief.  Surround us with Thine holy Angels, that we being guarded and guided by their encampment; may attain to the unity of the faith, and the knowledge of Thine unapproachable glory.  For blessed art Thou forever.  Amen.

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