Sunday Evening Cana Sunday

MONDAY Ramsho
INTRODUCTION
DOXOLOGY

Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit, as we begin and until we conclude.
May mercy and compassion be poured forth upon us
in this world and the next.
O Lord, our God, to you be glory for ever. Amen.

OPENING PRAYER
O God,
purify our souls by a chaste fast,
control our bodies by just mortifications,
awaken our consciences by our work and vigils,
and sanctify our lips by a splendid praise.
In our combat may we triumph over the evil one
and by our confidence in you escape his power.
We will glorify you, your Son and your Holy Spirit,
now and for ever. Amen.

GREETING
Peace be with the Church and her children.
PRAISE OF THE ANGELS

Glory to God in the highest,
and peace on earth and good will to all.

Praise the Lord all you nations,
glorify him all you peoples!

For steadfast is his mercy towards us,
and the truth of the Lord endures for ever.

Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit, now and for ever.
and peace on earth and good will to all.

PSALMODY
FIRST PRAYER
Lord, have mercy on us and save us.
O Lord,
save us from the temptations and wiles of the evil one, and grant us throughout this Lent, to be strong in combat.
By your power may we conquer the inclinations and passions of the body,
and with the help of your grace, live according to your gospel.
We will glorify you, your Father and the Holy Spirit, now and for ever. Amen.

PSALM 51
Psalm 51: 3-19
Have mercy on me, O God, in your goodness;
in the greatness of your compassion
wipe out my offense.

Thoroughly wash me from my guilt
and of my sin cleanse me.

For I acknowledge my offense,
and my sin is before me always:

“Against you only have I sinned,
and done what is evil in your sight”

That you may be justified in your sentence,
vindicated when you condemn.

Indeed, in guilt was I born,
and in sin my mother conceived me;

Behold, you are pleased with sincerity of heart,
and in my inmost being you teach me wisdom.

Cleanse me of sin with hyssop, that I may be purified;
wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.

Let me hear the sound of joy and gladness;
the bones you have crushed shall rejoice.

Turn away your face from my sins,
and blot out all my guilt.

A clean heart create for me, O God,
and a steadfast spirit renew within me.

Cast me not out from your presence,
and your holy spirit take not from me.

Give me back the joy of your salvation,
and a willing spirit sustain in me.

I will teach transgressors your ways,
and sinners shall return to you.

Free me from blood guilt, O God, my saving God;
then my tongue shall revel in your justice.

O LORD, open my lips,
and my mouth shall proclaim your praise.

For you are not pleased with sacrifices;
should I offer a holocaust, you would not
accept it.

My sacrifice, O God, is a contrite spirit;
a heart contrite and humbled, O God,
you will not spurn.

To you returns the praise, O God.

PSALM OF THE DAY
Antiphon:
Happy are you who hear the LORD,
who walk in his ways.

Psalm 128
Happy are you who fear the LORD,
who walk in his ways!

For you shall eat the fruit of your handiwork;
happy shall you be, and favored.

Your wife shall be like a fruitful vine
in the recesses of your home;

Your children like olive plants
around your table.

Behold, thus is the man blessed
who fears the LORD.

The LORD bless you from Zion:
may you see the prosperity of Jerusalem
all the days of your life;

May you see your children’s children.
Peace be upon Israel!

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, now and for ever. Amen.

Antiphon:
Happy are you who hear the LORD,
who walk in his ways.

Antiphon:
O LORD, reprove me not in your anger,
nor chastise me in your wrath.

Psalm 6
O LORD, reprove me not in your anger,
nor chastise me in your wrath.

Have pity on me, O LORD, for I am languishing;
heal me, O LORD, for my body is in terror;

My soul, too, is utterly terrified;
but you, O LORd, how long. . .?

Return, O LORD, save my life;
rescue me because of your kindness,

For among the dead no one remembers you;
in the nether world who give you thanks?

I am wearied with sighing;
every night I flood my bed with weeping;
I drench my couch with my tears.

My eyes are dimmed with sorrow;
they have aged because of all my foes.

Depart from me all evildoers,
for the LORD has heard the sound of my weeping;

The LORD has heard my plea;
the LORD has accepted my prayer.

All my enemies shall be put to shame in utter terror; they shall fall back in sudden shame.

Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit, now and for ever. Amen.

Antiphon:
O LORD, reprove me not in your anger,
nor chastise me in your wrath.

SECOND PRAYER
Lord have mercy on us and help us! This evening we offer our fasting our prayer and our mortifications asking you to kindly accept and bless this time of penitence; accept it as you accepted the fastings and prayers of the ancient fathers, and we thank you and praise you , now and for ever and ever. Amen

EVENING PSALMS
Psalm 141: 1-4
O LORD, to you I call; hasten to me;
hearken to my voice when I call upon you;

Let my prayer come like incense before you;
the lifting up of my hands, like the evening sacrifice.

O LORD, set a watch before my mouth,
a guard at the door of my lips.

Let not my heart incline to the evil
of engaging in deeds of wickedness

With men who are evildoers;
and let me not partake of their dainties.

Psalm 142
With a loud voice I cry out to the LORD;
with a loud voice I beseech the LORD.

My complaint I pour out before him;
before him I lay bare my distress.

When my spirit is faint within me,
you know my path.

In the way along which I walk
they have hid a trap for me.

I look to the right to see,
but there is no one who pays me heed.

I have lost all means of escape;
there is no one who cares for my life.

I cry out to you, O LORD:
I say, “You are my refuge, my portion in the land of the living.”

Attend to my cry,
for I am brought low indeed.

Rescue me from my persecutors,
for they are too strong for me.

Lead me forth from prison,
that I may give thanks to your name.

The just shall gather around me
when you have been good to me.

Psalm 119: 105-112
A lamp to my feet is your word,
a light to my path.

I resolve and swear
to keep your just ordinances.

I am very much afflicted;
O LORD, give me life according to your word.

Accept, O LORD, the free homage of my mouth,
and teach me your decrees.

Though constantly I take my life in my hands,
yet I forget not your law.

The wicked have laid a snare for me,
but from your precepts I have not strayed.

Your decrees are my inheritance forever;
the joy of my heart they are.

I intend in my heart to fulfill your statutes
always to the letter.

Psalm 117

Praise the LORD, all you nations;
glorify him, all you peoples!

For steadfast is his mercy towards us,
and the truth of the Lord endures for ever.

Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit, now and for ever. Amen.

[SOOGHITO/HYMN]
In expectation and trials, our should praise you.
Like the five virgins, behold our lamps.
Our faith, our hope and our love are wounded;
the wind lashes at our burning lamps.
O desire of my soul, it is to you that I cry:
When will the bridal party come?
Already my spirit is weakening.

HOOSOYO
PROEMION
Praise, glory and honor to the merciful One
who awaits the return of sinners and welcomes the contrite of heart.
He is the clement One who rejoices when the lost sheep returns, the loving Father who reaches towards the repentant son and embraces him.

To the Good One is due glory and honor this evening,
and all the day of our lives,
now and for ever. Amen.

SEDRO
O God, full of tenderness,
you have given your Church this season of Lent, this time of blessing, healing and reconciliation.
O Christ, our friend,
by your own fasting and self denial you taught us to fast; you wished us to understand the essential purpose of life, the meaning of the world and its existence,
and the greatness of your love and goodness.
Pour forth your mighty repent;
soften the hearts of sinners, your children,
and they will return to you, weeping with sorrow and
broken in heart;
then they will know and love you.
Let us meditate on this Lent and its fruits:
fasting and prayer purify the soul and make the body chaste; fasting and prayer spread a marvelous light, the light of Christ, on those who fast and pray;
fasting and prayer raise the spirit, restrain the passions and the mercy from on high pours forth;
fasting and prayer dispel evil spirits
and the Holy Spirit dwells in the soul created to be the temple of God.
O God,
may we praise you with pure lips
and with angelic hymns that come from chaste hearts.
May we meditate upon your fasting,
and follow your path that we may attain you and praise you, for ever. Amen.

QOLO
In your fast, O Lord, you gather your entire
flock that we may adore you and receive your forgiveness.

Hear us, Lord, and by fasting and prayer, deliver us from evil.

Brothers and sisters, let us work and strive with love; thus we will cultivate the fruits of penance and pardon.

Holy are you, O God, you have given your flock this Lent during which we proceed to your kingdom.

Holy are you, O Strong One, by your fast you conquered the evil one, our enemy.

Holy are you, O Immortal One, by your death you gave life to the world and saved us from defeat.

You were crucified for us and saved us from death; by your cross your freed us.

Behold, by prayer and fasting the children of the Church beg you: forgive their sins, O Holy One. To you be glory for ever.

ETRO
Lord God,
we ask you to accept the incense (prayer) and requests of your sinful servants;
forgive the sins of our past and keep us from falling into temptation in the days to come.
May your cross keep your Church from evil and its power, now and for ever. Amen.

READINGS
MAZMOORO
Behold, the merciful Doctor comes; you who are fasting, come, let him heal you; in his loving kindness he pardons sins.

Let it be proclaimed from mountain tops: Behold, the merciful Doctor comes; you who are fasting, covered with wounds and sins, offer him praise.

Be opened, O holy books; you who are fasting, listen! Hear the words of the prophets who speak by the Holy Spirit.

SYNAXARION

SCRIPTURE READINGS
A Reading from the Book of Genesis
Genesis 1: 1-2:3
In the beginning, when God created the heavens and the earth, the earth was a formless wasteland, and darkness covered the abyss, while a mighty wind swept over the waters.
— Then God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. — God saw how good the light was. God then separated the light from the darkness. — God called the light “day,”
and the darkness he called “night.” Thus evening came, and morning followed — the first day. Then God said, “Let there be a dome in the middle of the waters, to separate one body of water from the other.” And so it happened: God made the dome, and it separated the water above the dome from the water below it. God called the dome “the sky.”
Evening came, and morning followed — the second day. Then God said, “Let the water under the sky be gathered into a single basin, so that the dry land may appear.” And so it happened: the water under the sky was gathered into its basin, and the dry land appeared.
God called the dry land “the earth,” and the basin of the water he called “the sea.” God saw how good it was. Then God said, “Let the earth bring forth vegetation: every kind of plant that bears seed and every kind of fruit tree on earth that bears fruit with its seed in it.” And so it happened: the earth brought forth every kind of plant that bears seed and every kind of fruit tree on earth that bears fruit with its seed in it. God saw how good it was. Evening came, and morning followed — the third day. Then God said: “Let there be lights in the dome of the sky, to separate day from night. Let them mark the fixed times, the days and the years, and serve as luminaries in the dome of the sky, to shed light upon the earth.” And so it happened: God made the two great lights, the greater one to govern the day, and the lesser one to govern the night; and he made the stars. God set them in the dome of the sky, to shed light upon the earth, to govern the day and the night, and to separate the light from the darkness. God saw how good it was. Evening came, and morning followed — the fourth day.

Then God said, “Let the water teem with an abundance of living creatures, and on the earth let birds fly beneath the dome of the sky.” And so it happened: God created the great sea monsters and all kinds of swimming creatures with which the water teems, and all kinds of winged birds. God saw how good it was, and God blessed them, saying, “Be fertile, multiply, and fill the water of the seas; and let the birds multiply on the earth.” Evening came, and morning followed — the fifth day. Then God said, “Let the earth bring forth all kinds of living creatures: cattle, creeping things, and wild animals of all kinds.” And so it happened: God made all kinds of wild animals, all kinds of cattle, and all kinds of creeping things of the earth. God saw how good it was. Then God said: “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. Let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, the birds of the air, and the cattle, and over all the wild animals and all the creatures that crawl on the ground.” God created man in his image; in the divine image he created him; male and female he created them. God blessed them, saying: “Be fertile and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it. Have dominion over the fish of the sea, the birds of the air, and all the living things that move on the earth.” God also said: “See, I give you every seed-bearing plant all over the earth and every tree that has seed-bearing fruit on it to be your food; and to all the animals of the land, all the birds of the air, and all the living creatures that crawl on the ground, I give all the green plants for food.” And so it happened. God looked at everything he had made, and he found it very good. Evening came, and morning followed — the sixth day.
Thus the heavens and the earth and all their array were completed. Since on the seventh day God was finished with the work he had been doing, he rested on the seventh day from all the work he had undertaken. So God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it he rested from all the work he had done in creation.

SUPPLICATION
O Son, by your fast you saved the Church from error; hear supplications and have mercy on us.

You reconciled heaven and earth, grant peace to your Church and keep her children in the light of the cross.

How beautiful the fast and how quickly justice joins it; let us not leave your company. Share your food with the hungry; in Lent do not refuse to do good.

Deprive yourself and give to those who are hungry and are in need; obtain for yourself two treasures for the rest of Lent and sanctify two mouths: the mouth that fasts and the one you nourish from your table.

Fast in the presence of the Lord, in justice and holiness; do not be stingy with anyone in need; to your treasure add a treasure which never passes away; in this Lent do not allow yourself to be greedy in eating, but do good, and practice alms-giving in view of the kingdom of God.

Glory to the Father, who accepts our good works; adoration to the Son, who has taught us to love him; thanksgiving to the Holy Spirit, who rewards those who fast and give alms.

May Christ, who accepted the fasting of our ancestors, accept our fasting and our prayer and have mercy on us.

Exalt, O Lord, the memory of your Mother and of your saints; through their prayers grant pardon to us and our deceased.
Through the prayers of your Mother, the prophets, apostles and martyrs, watch over the living, and in your mercy forgive those who have died.

HOOTOMO
Let us confess, adore, and praise the holy and glorious Trinity: Father, Son, + and Holy Spirit.

TRISAGION

Lord, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.

Holy are you, O God;
Holy are you, O Strong One;
Holy are you, O Immortal One;
have mercy on us.

Lord, have mercy on us.
Lord, forgive us and have mercy on us.
Lord, hear us and have mercy on us.
Lord, accept our worship and our prayers.
Lord, come to our assistance and have mercy on us.

LORD’S PRAYER
Our Father, who are in heaven,
hallowed be your name;
your kingdom come;
your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread;
and forgive us our trespasses
as we forgive those who trespass against us;
and lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom, the power and the glory are yours,
now and for ever. Amen.

O Lord
the night and the day are yours;
you uphold the light and the sun.
Through your power you direct the sequence of the seasons.
O Lord,
you have brought the day to its close and called forth the night.
Be for us that great Day that never ends.
In the evening let your light shine in our hearts,
and in the darkness of the night,
enlighten us with the knowledge of your truth.
And so, through all the days of our lives,
we shall praise you, Father, Son, Holy Spirit.
Amen.

EXAMINATION OF CONSCIENCE
Let us thank God for all the graces he has bestowed on us this day which has passed in calm and peace.
Let us recall our failings against the commandments of God an the Church in thought, word, deed, or omission.
We ask for God’s pardon as we pray.

“Forgive us, Jesus!”

Lord, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.

Glory be to you, O Lord.
Glory be to you, O Lord.
Glory be to you, O Lord.

God,
Father in heaven,
by your living and holy name,
keep us from evil and lead us not into temptation:
for we c all upon you, O Lord, our God, our constant hope, glory to you for ever.
O Lord, our Lord,
may our humble worship be pleasing to you;
may our prayers come before you and our actions give
you honor.
Let your mercy, kindness, help, grace and divine love be poured abundantly upon us poor sinners,
both in heaven and on the earth
which you have created in your goodness.
O Lord, our God, to you be glory for ever.
Amen.

DISMISSAL
Peace be with you.
And also with you.

O God,
through the prayers of your Mother and the saints who have believed in you;
through the prayers of the prophets, apostles, martyrs and confessors;
through the prayers of the just, the priests, the holy fathers, the pastors and doctors of true faith;
through the prayers of N., Pope of Rome, N., our Patriarch, and N., our Bishop,
forgive your people and have mercy on your flock.
May God bless, forgive, sanctify, purify, an keep each of the faithful united with us in this spiritual office.
May mercy and compassion be upon us and all the faithful who dwell here.
May peaceful rest be granted to those who have died in the faith.
May the faithful who live here experience the protection of his victorious cross.
May we and all his servants who adore him with bowed head, receive the mercy of the holy and glorious Trinity:
Father, Son, + and Holy Spirit,
to whom be glory now and for ever.
Amen.

May God forgive your sins,
pardon your failings,
and deliver you from the power of the enemy.
May he grant you the remission of your offenses.
Go in peace, and pray to Christ for me.