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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The Daily Office from The Mission of St. Clare

For thou art my strong rock, and my castle: For thou hast redeemed me, O Lord, thou God of truth; Answer. The Almighty and merciful Lord, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost, bless and preserve us this night and for evermore. The two versions are quite different in length. Then shall follow the Collect for Protection, with which may be said the Collect of the day.

Pachomiuswhich would mean that it originated still earlier in the 4th century. At the end of the psalmody, the following is said or sung.

For the pestilence that walketh in darkness: The Rest Hour Armenian: Quite similar to Anglican use, in some Lutheran Churches Compline may be conducted by a layperson. Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace: Hear me when I call, O God of my righteousness: Ecclesiastical Latin Latin Mass.

For he shall deliver thee from the snare of the hunter: It might be possible to reconcile these different sentiments by stating that if it be an established fact that St. 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: He shall defend thee under his wings, and thou shalt be safe under his feathers: Hear me when I call, O God of my righteousness: 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.


The ancient office of Compline derives its name from a Latin word meaning ‘completion’ completorium. 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.

A thousand shall fall beside thee, and ten thousand at thy right hand: 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. I will say unto the Lord, Thou art my hope, and my stronghold: Great Compline is composed of three sections, each beginning with the call to prayer, “O come, let us worship Retrieved from ” https: Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: In faith I confess Havatov khostovanim These are two distinct services of communal worship.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. LOOK down, O Lord, from thy heavenly throne, illuminate the darkness of this night with thy celestial brightness, and from the sons cmpline light banish the deeds of darkness; through Jesus Christ our Lord.


And after that these Prayers following, all devoutly kneeling: There are also fewer prostrations on Friday night.

An Order for Compline

Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: Complinne present, O merciful God, and protect us through the silent hours of this night, so that we, who are wearied by the changes and chances of this fleeting world, may repose upon thy eternal changelessness; through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Small Compline and Great Compline.

It is generally thought that the Benedictine form of Compline is the earliest western order, although some scholars, such as Dom Plaine, have maintained that the Hour of Compline as found in the Roman Breviary at his time, antedated the Benedictine Gcp.

Give us this day our daily bread.

Night Prayer (Compline) in Traditional Language

For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light. 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. Whoso dwelleth under the defence of the Most High: Nerses the Graceful; Acclamation: Psalms 4, 6, 13, 16, 43, 70, And lead us not into temptation; But deliver us from evil.