3rd Week after Holy Cross

Saturday 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 forever. Amen
OPENING PRAYER
Christ Jesus our Lord,
strength of the just, hope of the saints and refuge of believers, let your light and grace shine upon our parents, brothers
and sisters, and teachers,
and on all who have died in the faith and who dwell in the
depths;
lift from their faces the mask of gloom.
O Lover of your people, be compassionate toward them,
and they will give glory to you forever.
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 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.

PSALMODY
FIRST PRAYER
Lord, have mercy on us and save us.
In your infinite goodness, O Lord,
grant a place among the saints in the dwelling of life and joy to our parents, brothers and sisters and teachers who have gone to you in sincere faith and the hope of gladness.
Grant us to share with them in the inheritance of the saints.
Our Lord and God, to you be glory forever.
Amen.
PSALM OF THE DAY
Antiphon:
You are just, O Lord,
and your ordinance is right.

Psalm 119: 137-138, 140-149, 156, 159-160
You are just, O Lord,
and your ordinance is right.

You have pronounced your decrees in justice
and in perfect faithfulness.

Your promise is very sure,
and your servant loves it.

I am mean and contemptible,
but your precepts I have not forgotten.

Your justice is everlasting justice,
and your law is permanent.

Though distress and anguish have come upon me,
your commands are my delight.

Your decrees are forever just;
give me discernment that I may live.

I call out with all my heart; answer me, O Lord;
I will observe your statutes.

I call upon you; save me,
and I will keep your decrees.

Before dawn I come and cry out;
I hope in your words.

My eyes greet the night watches
in meditation on your promise.

Hear my voice according to your kindness, O Lord;
according to your ordinance give me life.

Your compassion is great, O Lord;
according to your ordinances give me life.

See how I love your precepts, O Lord;
in your kindness give me life.

Permanence is your word’s chief trait;
each of your just ordinances is everlasting.

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

Antiphon:
You are just, O Lord,
and your ordinance is right.

SECOND PRAYER
Lord, have mercy on us and save us.
O Lord,
prepare for us a place in that world of happiness and glory
that you have made ready for your chosen ones;
grant eternal rest to all those who in sincere faith have
left this passing world.
Forgive them and all our faults,
and with all the saints we shall give thanks to you.
To you be glory, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit,
now and forever.
Amen.
EVENING PSALMS
Psalm 141:1-4
O Lord, to you I call; hasten to me;
harken 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 you statutes
always to the letter.

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.

HOOSOYO
PROEMION
Praise, glory and honor to the One who raises the dead,
and awakens those who sleep in the dust;
God of spirits and bodies, and judge of the living and the dead,

known in divine Unity and acclaimed in the Trinity
of persons,
he is adored and glorified.
To the infinitely Good Lord is due glory and honor this evening, and all the days of our lives,
now and forever.
Amen.
SEDRO
O God, we implore you:
when those on your right will be glorified, and those on your left condemned;
when the fire of judgment will illumine the just and inflame
the impious;
when those on each side will have their destiny, with no
possibility of change,
grant that those who died in the faith, clothed themselves with you and received you, the blessed food for their journey,
may behold your smiling face and rest in the
heavenly dwelling place of light and joy;
in the new Jerusalem, city of the saints, with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.
Exalt their memory on your heavenly altar,
and when you call us to join them,
prepare for us the eternal happiness to which we were called
through perfect faith in you.
With them we shall give you glory and thanksgiving, forever.
Amen.
QOLO
Let us remember the prophets and apostles who preached the
truth among the nations; and the martyrs and saints who
obtained the cross of victory.
Let us remember Mary the Mother of God, as well as the Church and her children, and all who rest in the hope of resurrection.
ETRO
O God,
drawing from your immense and inexhaustible treasure,
we offer you this incense (prayer);
for the sanctification of the just and the repentance of sinners; for the repose and happy memory of all who embraced truth
and accomplished justice;
and especially for your servants whom we remember this day.

Grant them eternal rest in the dwelling place of the just where all rejoice in you;
may their prayer intercede for us.
To you be glory forever.
Amen.
READINGS
MAZMOORO
Now, as the sun goes down and night extends its dominion, Lord, may your mercy be upon us.
Now, as the sun gathers up its rays and darkness envelops the earth, O Son of God, may your compassion be upon us.
In your mercy, you accepted the offering of the righteous before us, accept now our praise and receive our prayer.

SCRIPTURE READINGS
A Reading from the Book of Sirach
Sirach 7: 27-8: 9
With your whole heart honor your father; your mother’s birthpangs forget not. Remember, of these parents you were born; what can you give them for all they gave you? With all your soul, fear God, revere his priests. With all your strength, love your Creator, forsake not his ministers. Honor God and respect the priest; give him his portion as you have been commanded: First fruits and contributions, due sacrifices and holy offerings. To the poor man also extend your hand, that your blessing may be complete; Be generous to all the living, and withhold not your kindness from the dead. Avoid not those who weep, but mourn with those who mourn; Neglect not to visit the sick — for these things you will be loved. In whatever you do, remember your last days, and you will never sin.
Contend not with an influential man, lest you fall into his power. Quarrel not with a rich man, lest he pay out the price of your downfall; For gold has dazzled many, and perverts the character of princes. Dispute not with a man of railing speech, heap no wood upon his fire.
Be not too familiar with an unruly man, lest he speak ill of your forebears. Shame not a repentant sinner; remember, we all are guilty. Insult no man when he is old, for some of us, too, will grow old. Rejoice not when a man dies; remember, we are all to die. Spurn not the discourse of the wise, but acquaint yourself with their proverbs; From them you will acquire the training to serve in the presence of princes. Reject not the tradition of old men which they have learned from their fathers; From it you will obtain the knowledge how to answer in time of need.

SUPPLICATION
Son of God, grant eternal rest to your servants in the heavenly kingdom with your saints.
Son of God, whose voice calls forth the dead from the tomb,
hear our petitions and forgive your servants who have
departed from us.
On that great Dawn when all secrets will be judged and all hidden deeds revealed; when the trumpet will summon the dead
descendants of Adam and all will stand before the throne of
God;
When all the nations of the world will be in array before him, and each person, with no adornment save his deeds, will
stand before him;
At that moment, when justice will follow its course, be com-

passionate toward the people you have saved, O Son of God.
By your merciful power, give life to those you have
redeemed by your blood, and rescue from the darkness
those who have partaken of your body.
Glory to the Father, who has commanded the judgment of all
human beings; adoration to the Son, whose judgment is
perfect; thanksgiving to the Spirit, who rejects privilege and glory be to God!
O Christ who prayed that the cup of death might pass away from you, take away from us the cup of the second death, and
have mercy on us.
Exalt, O Lord, the memory of your Mother and your saints;
through their prayers grant pardon to us and our deceased.
HOOTOMO
Let us thank, adore, and praise the holy and glorious Trinity: Father, Son, + and Holy Spirit. Amen.
TRIISAGION
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 forever.
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 and Holy Spirit.
To you be glory and may your mercy rest upon us,
now and forever.
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 and the Church in thought, word, deed and 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 call upon you, O Lord, our God, our constant hope,
glory to you forever.

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 you mercy, kindness, help, graces 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 forever. 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;
the prayers of the prophets, apostles, martyrs and confessors; through the prayers of the just, the priests, the holy fathers, the pastors and teachers of the truth 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, and 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 heads,
receive the mercy of the holy and glorious Trinity
Father, Son, + Holy Spirit,
to whom be glory now and forever.
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.