First Week after Epiphany Wednesday Evening


Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit,
as be 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.
grant us a peaceful evening,
a restful night, the sleep of the just,
a rising for the accomplishment of your will,
a morning that is a messenger of joy,
and a day that finds us zealous in good works.
O Christ, our hope and our salvation,
asleep or awake, may we be guarded from evil,
the attacks of the evil one and the hostility of the wicked,
now and for ever.
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 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.

Lord, have mercy on us and save us.
O holy One, our Creator,
grant that our minds may contemplate you
and our hearts love you.
May we always adore you and bless your name,
now and for ever.
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, Ethyiopia:
“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.

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

Lord, have mercy on us and save us.
cornerstone and foundation of our lives,
by your hand we are carved,
in your keeping we are secure,
and by your divine power we are upheld.
When the winds of evil blow, and the storm rages on
the great abyss,
when the rains fall upon the mountains and over the
proud creatures,
may the torrents of our sins not sweep us away to
die in our faults.
Remember that you have become part of us, and we of you.
Grant us to praise your unspeakable power,
now and for ever.
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.

Praise, glory and honor to the One who is eternally
merciful and ever pours out his goodness.
Of his own free will he became incarnate for sinners;
he said: “I have not come to call the just, but the sinners
and evildoers.”
We beg that his kindness may deliver us
and his goodness heal our wounds.
Then we shall praise, glorify and adore him, the Father
and the Holy Spirit, this evening,
and all the days of our lives,
now and for ever.
Creator and ruler of all in heaven and on earth,
your glory surpasses and transcends all things.
We place our trust in you, as we come to you with contrite
hearts and repentant tears.
Assured that you help those who call upon you and save those
who take refuge in you,
we beg you to guard your flock day and night, and gather us who are scattered.
Deliver from the evil one and his power, your people who believe in you and pray to you.
Exalt your Church and lead her to those who are strangers,
those who remain far from your mysteries,
and those who do not believe in you.
Let there be no heresies to draw us from you,
and may only true faith be proclaimed in our Church to the
end of time.
Thus we shall give glory and thanksgiving to you, and your
Father and your living and Holy Spirit,
now and for ever.
O Christ our King, may your mercy be upon sinners who beseech you;
open the gate of your mercy to the poor who call upon you.

The Virgin Mary, your Mother, implores you on our behalf;
the martyrs who died hoping in you now intercede for us.

In your kindness, receive us and have pity on us, O most merciful One.
Lord God,
we ask you to accept from us poor sinners
this incense (prayer) which we offer you.
May it be for us and all your faithful people,
for the forgiveness of sins and remission of faults,
For the fulfillment of your divine commands,
and for the eternal rest for those who have died:
our parents, brothers and sisters, and teachers,
and for the glory of your name, that of your Father
and your Holy Spirit.
now and for ever.
Blessed be the evening which gathers us together in your joyful dwellings. Blessed be your cross that protects us from the evil one and his powers.

Your servants give you thanks in your joyful dwelling; day and
night your people praise you.

As the pillar of fire protected your people through the night, may your cross protect us from the evil one and his power.

A Reading from the Gospel of John
John 2: 1-12
On the third day there was a wedding in Cana in Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there.
Jesus and his disciples were also invited to the wedding. When the wine ran short, the mother of Jesus said to him, “They have no wine.” And Jesus said to her, “Woman, how does your concern affect me? My hour has not yet come.” His mother said to the servers, “Do whatever he tells you.” Now there were six stone water jars there for Jewish ceremonial washings, each holding twenty to thirty gallons. Jesus told them, “Fill the jars with water.” So they filled them to the brim. Then he told them, “Draw some out now and take it to the headwaiter.” So they took it.
And when the headwaiter tasted the water that had become wine, without knowing where it came from although the servers who had drawn the water knew, the headwaiter called the bridegroom and said to him, “Everyone serves good wine first, and then when people have drunk freely, an inferior one; but you have kept the good wine until now.” Jesus did this as the beginning of his signs in Cana in Galilee and so revealed his glory, and his disciples began to believe in him.
After this, he and his mother, his brothers, and his disciples went down to Capernaum and stayed there only a few days.

O Lord of night and Master of all time, hear our supplications and have mercy on us.
You have reconciled heaven and earth, grant peace to your
Church, and keep her children in the light of the cross.
Day has come to a close; night is here, showing us that life passes away and death draws near. For those who understand, the fading day is an image of the passing world. Behold the
night of this day, and, at the gate, the night of the world.
All you who love life, rise at night to praise divine Providence and his great wisdom.
The weary laborer and the tired servant are thankful because night comes to bring them rest.
Night reprimands the one who is greedy for gain, who does not
care for the suffering of his fellow men. Perhaps he will
repent. Night brings rest to the workers, and stifles the
greed of those who impose heavy burdens.
At night, on behalf of your creatures, we glorify you, Lord watch over all.
You withdraw light from the face of the earth,
and order night to come, as a rest for the weary. May your
majesty be adored!
The Virgin Mary, your Mother and the apostles, prophets and
martyrs intercede for us; O God, through their prayers,
strengthen the weak, comfort the sick, grant pardon to the
deceased and forgive the faults of us poor sinners.
Exalt, O Lord, the memory of your Mother and 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.
Let us confess, adore, and praise the holy and glorious Trinity: Father, Son ✛ and Holy Spirit.
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.
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.
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 for ever
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.
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 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 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 for ever.
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, pastors and teachers of the truth faith;
and 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
Christ’s 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 for ever.
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.