3rd Week after Holy Cross

Friday Safro

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 forever. Amen
great and just Judge,
on the Morning of the world to come you will sit in judgment
and repay each one according to his deeds.
Deliver us from shame and confusion,
and invite us to share the joy and exultation of your
blessed ones,
who dwell in indescribable light.
We shall glorify you, your Father and your Holy Spirit,
now and forever.
Peace be with the Church and her children.
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 toward us,
and the truth of the Lord endures forever
Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit, now and forever,
and peace on earth and good will to all.

Lord, have mercy on us and save us.
Hope of the living and Harbor of safety,
where all who are weary and troubled by the surging waves
and misfortunes of this world find rest,
grant that we may safely reach your port,
the place of eternal rest,
with all who have been pleasing to you.
Glory to you, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, forever.
Cast your care upon the Lord,
and he will support you.

Psalm 55: 2-9, 18-19, 23
Hearken, O God, to my prayer;
turn not away from my pleading;
give heed to me, and answer me.

I rock with grief, and am troubled
at the voice of the enemy and the clamor of the wicked.

For they bring down evil upon me,
and with fury they persecute me.

My heart quakes within me;
the terror of death has fallen upon me.

Fear and trembling come upon me,
and horror overwhelms me,

And I say, “Had I but wings like a dove,
I would fly away and be at rest.

Far away I would flee;
I would lodge in the wilderness.

I would hasten to find shelter
from the violent storm and the tempest.”

In the evening, and at dawn, and at noon,
I will grieve and moan, and he will hear my voice.

He will give me freedom and peace
from those who war against me,
for many there are who oppose me.

Cast your care upon the Lord,
and he will support you;
never will he permit the just man to be disturbed.

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

Cast your care upon the Lord,
and he will support you.

Lord, have mercy on us and save us.
O Good Master and Ruler of all,
your kindness is felt even by evil doers.
Grant that we may always respond to your goodness and
accomplish deeds of justice.
On the Day of the great manifestation of your justice
may we not be cursed,
rather, let your grace surround and protect us.
Glory be to you forever.
The Light of the just and joy of the upright is Christ Jesus our Lord.
Begotten of the Father, he manifested himself to us.
He came to rescue us from darkness and to fill us with the radiance of his light.

Day is dawning upon us; he power of darkness is fading away,
From the true Light there arises for us the Light which illumines our darkened eyes.

His glory shines upon the world and enlightens the very depths of the abyss.
Death is annihilated, night has vanished, and the gates of Sheol are broken.
Creatures lying in darkness from ancient times are clothed in light.
The dead arise from the dust and sing because they have a Savior.

He brings salvation and grants us life.
He ascends to his Father on high.
He will return in glorious splendor and shed his light on those gazing upon him.

Our King comes in majestic glory.
Let us light our lamps and go forth to meet him.
Let us find our joy in him, for he has found joy in us.
He will indeed rejoice us with his marvelous light.

Let us glorify the majesty of the Son and give thanks to
the almighty Father, who,
in an outpouring of love, sent him to us, to fill us with hope and salvation.

When he manifests himself, he saints awaiting him in
weariness and sorrow,
will go forth to meet him with lighted lamps.

The angles and guardians of heaven will rejoice in the glory of the just and upright people of earth;
together, crowned with victory, they will sing hymns and psalms.

Stand up then and be ready!
Give thanks to our King and Savior, who will come in great glory to gladden us with his marvelous light in his kingdom.

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

Lord, have mercy on us and save us.
in your mercy, strengthen us;
by your grace, protect us from harm.
Guard us from sin and help us to dwell in holiness in your
Then with David we shall sing and exclaim:
“You have built your city on the holy mountain;
have mercy, Lord, on your city,
more than on all the dwellings of Jacob.”
To you we shall give glory, forever.
Psalm 148
Praise the Lord from the heavens,
praise him in the heights;

Praise him, all you his angels,
praise him, all you his hosts.

Praise him, sun and moon;
praise him, all you shining stars.

Praise him, you highest heavens,
and you waters above the heavens.

Let them praise the name of the Lord,
for he commanded and they were created;

He established them forever and ever;
he gave them a duty which shall not pass away.

Praise the Lord from the earth,
you sea monsters and all depths;

Fire and hail, snow and mist,
storm winds that fulfill his word;

You mountains and all you hills,
you fruit trees and all you cedars;

You wild beasts and all tame animals,
you creeping things and you winged fowl.

Let the kings of the earth and all peoples,
the princes and all the judges of the earth,

Young men too, and maidens,
old men and boys,

Praise the name of the Lord,
for his name alone is exalted;

His majesty is above earth and heaven,
and he has lifted up the horn of his people.

Be this his praise from all his faithful ones,
from the children of Israel, the people close to him.
Psalm 149:1-6
Sing to the Lord a new song
of praise in the assembly of the faithful.

Let Israel be glad in their maker,
let the children of Zion rejoice in their king.

Let them praise his name in the festive dance,
let them sing praise to him with timbrel and harp.

For the Lord loves his people,
and he adorns the lowly with victory.

Let the faithful exult in glory;
let them sing joy upon their couches;

Let the high praises of God
be in their throats.

Psalm 150
Praise the Lord in his sanctuary,
praise him in the firmament of his strength.

Praise him for his mighty deeds,
praise him for his sovereign majesty.

Praise him with the blast of the trumpet,
praise him with lyre and harp.

Praise him with timbrel and dance,
praise him with strings and pipe.

Praise him with sounding cymbals,
praise him with clanging cymbals.

Let everything that has breath
praise the Lord!
Psalm 117
Praise the Lord, all you nations;
glorify him, all you peoples!

For steadfast is his mercy toward us,
and the truth of the Lord endures forever
Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit, now and forever. Amen.

Praise, glory and honor to the kind and merciful Lord;
in his divine providence he cares for all creatures
and lavishes his love on all who invoke him with faith.
Never does he refuse to help those who implore him.
The treasure of his kindness remains open to all who repent.
To the Lord of goodness it due glory and honor this morning,
and all the days of our lives,
now and forever.
Christ Jesus, our Lord, God and Savior,
you are long-suffering, full of grace and truth.

You created us from nothing and gave us life.
After the fall you redeemed us and made us your children by
holy baptism.
Now we implore your merciful goodness, as we remember all
you have done for us:
your birth, baptism, crucifixion, death and burial;
your resurrection, ascension, your reign at the right hand
of the Father;
your return in judgment when you will come in
glory, on behalf of the Father, to judge the living
and the dead.
We beg you to accept from us, poor and sinful servants,
these prayers and supplications.
Hear the call of our weakness and the plea of our repentance.
Lord, do not turn your face from us in anger;
do not let your justice threaten us.
Remember not the faults and shameful sins we have committed;
do not find us guilty at the moment of judgment
and do not cast us, who have acknowledged you, into the darkness with those who have not known you.
Grant rather, that purified by our tears of penitence,
we may escape the moaning and gnashing of teeth,
and meet you with confidence at your Second Coming.
Grant us forgiveness of our sins and faults;
make us worthy of your heavenly joy and place us at your
right hand.
When you see fit to deliver us from this life,
receive us among your holy angels
in the dwelling place of those who are pleasing to you.
Remember mercifully our parents, brothers and sisters,
and teachers who, in sincere faith, died in your hope.
Together we shall rejoice in your kindness and glorify you,
now and forever. Amen.
Your Church, which you chose as your spouse from the beginning implores you in tears through the voice of her friends.
Save her children from your anger, as you saved Nineveh,
and all will proclaim that you are a merciful God.
Let your right hand raise us up, for we have fallen. Grant us, O Lord, the forgiveness of our sins and accept our incense (prayer).

in your goodness receive the incense (prayer) we offer you,
as you accepted the incense of your priest, Aaron, and the
fragrance of Noah’s sacrifice.
Drive away from your people all anger, error, dissension, division and trials.
Grant calm and peace to peoples and nations, and security
to the world.
Let your healing power comfort the sick,
protect those who enjoy good health,
and grant the deceased eternal joy with the saints in the
heavenly kingdom.
To you we shall give glory forever.
At your gate, your Church is in tears, O Good Shepherd;
she implores you, for her children are persecuted for your sake.
Come to her aid, O God, for she weeps at your gate; she implores you for her children are persecuted for your sake.
In your mercy, you accepted the offerings of the just before us, accept now our praise and receive our prayer.
A Reading from the Letter to the Romans
Romans 13: 1-14
Let every person be subordinate to the higher authorities, for there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been established by God. Therefore, whoever resists authority opposes what God has appointed, and those who oppose it will bring judgment upon themselves. For rulers are not a cause of fear to good conduct, but to evil. Do you wish to have no fear of authority? Then do what is good and you will receive approval from it, for it is a servant of God for your good. But if you do evil, be afraid, for it does not bear the sword without purpose; it is the servant of God to inflict wrath on the evildoer. Therefore, it is necessary to be subject not only because of the wrath but also because of conscience. This is why you also pay taxes, for the authorities are ministers of God, devoting themselves to this very thing. Pay to all their dues, taxes to whom taxes are due, toll to whom toll is due, respect to whom respect is due, honor to whom honor is due. Owe nothing to anyone, except to love one another;
for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law. The commandments,
“You shall not commit adultery; you shall not kill; you shall not steal; you shall not covet,”
and whatever other commandment there may be, are summed up in this saying, [namely]
“You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” Love does no evil to the neighbor; hence, love is the fulfillment of the law. And do this because you know the time; it is the hour now for you to awake from sleep. For our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed; the night is advanced, the day is at hand. Let us then throw off the works of darkness [and] put on the armor of light; let us conduct ourselves properly as in the day, not in orgies and drunkenness, not in promiscuity and licentiousness, not in rivalry and jealousy. But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the desires of the flesh.
Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace and joy-filled hope to all.
We praise you, we adore you, we glorify you,
we give you thanks for your great glory,
Lord and Creator, King of heaven, God the Father almighty,
Lord God, only Son, Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit.
Lord God, Lamb of God, Son and Word of the Father,
you take away the sin of the world, have mercy on us;
you take away the sin of the world, hear us and receive our prayer.

You are seated in glory at the right hand of your Father,
for give us and have mercy on us;
For you alone are holy,
you alone are the Lord, Jesus Christ,
with the Holy Spirit, in the glory of God the Father.

At all times, and all the days of our lives, we worship
you and praise your holy and blessed name,
which is and has been from age to age.

Blessed are you, Lord almighty, God of our fathers.
May your name be glorified, praised and exalted forever.

To you be glory, praise and exaltation, God of all,
Father of truth, with the only Son and the living and Holy Spirit, now and forever.
O God,
you are before all ages and exist from age to age;
you are resplendent and glorified in unsearchable light;
through your word, you bring forth light
and give us a new day.
O radiant Day and source of light,
we glorify you, adore you and offer you praise night and day; accept our praise and answer our prayer.
Send us your abundant blessings, through the mercy of your
To him, with you and the Holy Spirit,
be glory, honor and power, now and forever. Amen.