Night Prayer (Compline) ↑. Structure. Preparation. The minister asks a blessing on the life of all God’s holy people. Authorized Prayers of Penitence may be. COMPLINE. This Service may be used when Evening Prayer has been previously said. All standing up, the Minister shall say: THE Lord Almighty grant us a. The ancient office of Compline derives its name from a Latin word meaning ‘ completion’ (completorium). It is above all a service of quietness and reflection.

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Because he hath set comp,ine love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: Almighty God, have mercy upon us, Forgive us all our sins, Deliver us from all evil, Confirm and strengthen us in all goodness, And bring us to life everlasting; Through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son: He shall call upon me, and I will hear him: Please take a moment to write to us: It bears some resemblance in content to Compline in the Roman Rite.

A thousand shall fall beside thee, and ten thousand at thy right hand: Quite similar to Anglican use, in some Lutheran Churches Compline may be conducted by a layperson. There are authorised alternatives for the days of the week and the seasons of the Christian year.

The Prayer Book Society of Canada » An Order for Compline

It is generally thought that the Benedictine form of Compline is the earliest western order, although some scholars, such as Dom Plaine, have maintained that the Hour of Compline coompline found in the Roman Breviary at his time, antedated the Benedictine Office.


O LORD Jesus Christ, Son of the living God, who at this evening hour didst rest in the sepulchre, and didst thereby sanctify the grave to be a bed of hope to thy people: Psalm 4; Psalm Let us bless the Lord; Answer.

Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Wilt thou not turn again and quicken us; Answer. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Wilt thou not turn complinw and quicken us; That thy people may rejoice in thee? A period of silence for reflection on the past day may follow. For it is thou, Lord, only, that makest us dwell in safety.

Hear me when I call, O God of my righteousness: O Lord, show thy mercy upon us; Answer. Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

The Daily Office from The Mission of St. Clare

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Cyprian and Clement of Alexandria the custom of reciting a prayer before sleep, in which practice we find the most remote origin of our Compline.

Small Compline is served on most nights of the year i. Praise ye the Lord; Answer.

In some traditions, most notably among the RussiansEvening Prayers i. There are also fewer prostrations on Friday night.


It is most effective when the ending is indeed an ending, without additions, conversation or noise. Evening Chant varies ; Acclamation: On Friday night of the Fifth Week of Great Lent, the Akathist to the Theotokos is solemnly chanted, so Small Compline on that night will be either read privately or suppressed.

An Order for Compline

At the approach of darkness I merdzenal erekoyis For thou art my strong rock, and my castle: Know this also, complien the Lord hath chosen to himself the man that is godly: Protect us Pahpannea zmez These debates apart, Benedict’s arrangement probably invested the Hour of Compline with the liturgical character and arrangement which were preserved in the Benedictine Orderand largely adopted by the Roman Church.

O ye sons of men, how long will ye blaspheme mine honour: A fourth psalm was added, ” In te Domine speravi ” Psalm 30 in Vulgate. The ancient office of Compline derives its name from a Latin word meaning ‘completion’ completorium.

By way of liturgical variety, the service of complien noctis may also be studied in the Celtic Liturgysuch as it is read in the Antiphonary of Bangorits plan being set forth by Warren and by Bishop see Bibliographybelow.