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

Vandepitte trace its source to St. Gregory of Narek; Prayer: Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

As a public service of worship, like Morning Prayer and Evening PrayerCompline may be led by a layperson. If a Priest be present, he shall stand and pronounce the following Absolution: Vouchsafe, O Lord, to keep us this night without sin; Answer. Saint Benedict first gave the Office the basic structure by which it has come to be celebrated in the West: Thanks be to God.

For he shall deliver thee from the snare of the hunter: In some traditions, most notably among the RussiansEvening Prayers i. If the Song of Steps is not said: In such cases, the Canon for the Saint would be read together with the Canon to the Theotokosfollowed by the Stichera to the saint from Vespers.

Night Prayer (Compline) in Traditional Language

And grant us thy salvation. O let no evil dreams be near, Or phantoms of the night appear; Our ghostly enemy restrain, Lest aught of sin our bodies compine.


It is most effective when the ending is indeed an ending, without additions, conversation or noise. In faith I confess Havatov khostovanim THE Lord Almighty grant us a quiet night and a perfect end. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.

bvp Look down, O Lord, from thy heavenly throne, illuminate the darkness of this night with thy celestial brightness, and from the children of light banish the deeds of darkness; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Nerses the Graceful; Acclamation: The word was first used in this sense about the beginning of the 6th century by St.

CatholicEastern OrthodoxAnglicanLutheranand certain other Christian denominations with liturgical traditions prescribe Compline services. Wilt thou not turn again and quicken us; That thy people may rejoice in thee? Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace: COME unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

complinf The almighty and most merciful Lord guard us and give us his blessing. It bears some resemblance in content to Compline in the Roman Rite. If this was not the canonical Hour of Compline, it was certainly a preliminary step towards it.

During the Great Fast: It is above all a service comoline quietness and reflection before rest at the end of the day. Then shall follow the Collect for Protection, with which may be said the Collect of the day. O ye sons of men, how long will ye blaspheme mine honour: And let our cry come unto thee. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light. Ecclesiastical Latin Latin Mass. Whoso dwelleth under the defence of the Most High: Then shall the Minister and people say together the Confession and the Prayer for Forgiveness following.


Hear me when I call, O God of my righteousness: The origin of Compline has given rise to considerable discussion among liturgists. Ambroseand also in John Cassian. He shall call upon me, and I will hear him: By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use dompline Privacy Policy.

Pachomiuswhich would mean that it originated still earlier in the 4th century. Dom Plaine also traced the source of Compline back to the 4th century, finding mention of it in a passage in Eusebius and in another in St. Benedict did for the Westthere existed as early as the days of St.

Compline – Wikipedia

Blessed is our Lord Jesus Christ. The Rest Hour Armenian: Small Compline and Great Compline. 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: A thousand shall fall beside thee, and ten thousand at thy right hand: 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.

On Friday night of the Cbp Week of Great Lent, the Akathist to the Theotokos is solemnly chanted, so Small Compline on that night will be either read privately or suppressed. Ephraim is said with prostrations.

Thou shalt not be afraid for any terror by night: Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: