First Sunday after Epiphany – Friday Evening

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:
And of Zion they shall say: “One and all were born in her;
and he who has established her is the Most High Lord.”

Psalm 87
His foundation upon the holy mountains
the Lord loves,

The gates of Zion,
more than any dwelling of Jacob.

Glorious things are said of you,
O city of God!

I tell of Egypt and Babylon
among those that know the Lord;

Of Philistia, Tyre, Ethiopia:
“This man was born there.”

And of Zion they shall say:
“One and all were born in her;

And he who has established her
is the Most High Lord.”

They shall note, when the people are enrolled:
“This man was born there.”

And all shall sing, in their festive dance:
“My home is within you.”

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

Antiphon:
And of Zion they shall say: “One and all were born in her;
and he who has established her is the Most High Lord.”

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 your 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 Gospel of John
John 3: 1-21
Now there was a Pharisee named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews. He came to Jesus at night and said to him, “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher who has come from God, for no one can do these signs that you are doing unless God is with him.” Jesus answered and said to him, “Amen, amen, I say to you, no one can see the kingdom of God without being born from above.” Nicodemus said to him, “How can a person once grown old be born again? Surely he cannot reenter his mother’s womb and be born again, can he?” Jesus answered, “Amen, amen, I say to you, no one can enter the kingdom of God without being born of water and Spirit. What is born of flesh is flesh and what is born of spirit is spirit. Do not be amazed that I told you, ‘You must be born from above.’ The wind blows where it wills, and you can hear the sound it makes, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes; so it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit.”
Nicodemus answered and said to him, “How can this happen?” Jesus answered and said to him,
“You are the teacher of Israel and you do not understand this? Amen, amen, I say to you, we speak of what we know and we testify to what we have seen, but you people do not accept our testimony. If I tell you about earthly things and you do not believe, how will you believe if I tell you about heavenly things? No one has gone up to heaven except the one who has come down from heaven, the Son of Man. And just as Moses lifted up the serpent in the desert, so must the Son of Man be lifted up, so that everyone who believes in him may have eternal life.” For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world might be saved through him. Whoever believes in him will not be condemned, but whoever does not believe has already been condemned, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God. And this is the verdict, that the light came into the world, but people preferred darkness to light, because their works were evil. For everyone who does wicked things hates the light and does not come toward the light, so that his works might not be exposed. But whoever lives the truth comes to the light, so that his works may be clearly seen as done in God.

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 partiality and treats each one in justice;
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.

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 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;
through 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 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, 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.

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