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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Blessed art thou, O Lord, in the firmament of heaven; To be praised and glorified above all for ever. The following or other suitable words of penitence may be used. And after that these Prayers following, all devoutly kneeling: Small Compline is served on most nights of the year i.

Preserve us, O Lord, waking, and guard us sleeping, that awake we may watch with Christ, and asleep we may rest in peace.

Draw me out of the net, that they have laid privily for me: Hide us under the shadow of thy wings. BE 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. The Almighty and merciful Lord, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost, bless and preserve us this night and for evermore.

An Order for Compline

A traditional form is provided in the Anglican Service Book Praise ye the Lord; Answer. Saint Benedict first gave the Office the basic structure by which it has come to be celebrated in the West: Protect us Pahpannea zmez And grant us thy salvation. Brethren, be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: 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: The two versions are quite different in length.


Lighten our darkness, we beseech thee, O Lord; and by thy great mercy defend us from all perils and dangers of this night; for the love of thy only Son, our Saviour, Jesus Christ.

Compline – Wikipedia

Basil instituted and organized the Hour of Compline for the Eastas St. And perhaps at a fairly late date was added the solemn introduction of a benediction with a reading based perhaps on the spiritual reading which, in the Rule of St. Vouchsafe unto us Shnorhea mez Monday, 31 December Silvester, Bishop of Rome, In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikisource. Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace: Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: Hear me when Bbcp call, O God of my righteousness: Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great Bc of the sheep, through the blood of complihe 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.

I will deliver him, and bring him to honour. In some traditions, most notably among the RussiansEvening Prayers i. There are also particular days such as certain ForefeastsAfterfeasts, and days during the Pentecostarion that have special Canons for Compline composed for them. On non-fasting days the service ends here with: Know this also, that the Lord hath chosen to himself the man that is godly: There are two offices in the Armenian daily worship which are recited between Vespers and sleep: 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.


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. O Lord, show thy mercy upon us; Answer.

Night Prayer (Compline) in Traditional Language

The Office always ends with a mutual asking of forgiveness. Blessed art thou, Lord God of our fathers; To be complie and glorified above all for ever.

For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light. Then shall follow the Collect for Protection, with which may be said the Collect of the day.

Please take a moment to write to us: The ancient office of Compline derives its name from a Latin word meaning ‘completion’ completorium. I will set him up, because he hath known my Name.

In the past, general opinion ascribed the origin of this Hour to St. Come unto me, all bcpp that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.