Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Saturday - Compline

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

God, come to my assistance
Lord, make haste to help me

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit,
As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end.

Examination of the sins committed this day

Act of Contrition

Oh my God,
I am heartily sorry for having offended Thee,
and I detest all my sins,
because I dread the loss of Heaven and the pains of Hell,
but most of all because they offend Thee, my God,
Who art all good and deserving of all my love.
I firmly resolve with the help of Thy grace
to confess all my sins, to do penance, and to amend my life.

Psalm 34

Judge thou, O Lord, them that wrong me:
overthrow them that fight against me.

Take hold of arms and shield:
and rise up to help me.

Bring out the sword, and shut up the way
against them  that persecute me:
say to my soul:
I am thy salvation.

Let them be confounded and ashamed
that seek after my soul.
Let them be turned back and confounded
that devise evil against me.

Let them become as dust before the wind,
and let the angel of the Lord straiten them.

Let their way become dark and slippery;
and let the angel of the Lord pursue them.

For without cause
they have hidden their net for me unto destruction:
without cause they have upbraided my soul.

Let the snare which he knoweth not come upon him:
and let the net which he hath hidden catch him:
and into that very snare let them fall.

But my soul shall rejoice in the Lord:
and shall be delighted in his salvation.

All my bones shall say:
Lord, who is like to thee?
Who deliverest the poor
from the hand of them that are stronger,
the needy and the poor from them that strip him.

Unjust witnesses rising up
have asked me things I knew not.

They repaid me evil for good;
to the depriving me of my soul.

But as for me,
when they were troublesome to me,
I was clothed with haircloth.
I humbled my soul with fasting:
and my prayer shall be turned into my bosom.

As a neighbour and as an own brother,
so did I please:
as one mourning and sorrowful,
so was I humbled.

But they rejoiced against me,
and came together;
scourges were gathered together upon me,
and I knew not.

They were separated, and repented not:
they tempted me, they scoffed at me with scorn;
they gnashed upon me with their teeth.

Lord, when wilt thou look upon me?
Rescue thou my soul from their malice:
my only one from the lions.

I will give thanks to thee in a great church:
I will praise thee in a strong people.

Let not them that are my enemies
wrongfully rejoice over me:
who have hated me without cause,
and wink with the eyes.

For they spoke indeed peaceably to me:
and speaking in the anger of the earth
they devised guile.

And they opened their mouth wide against me;
they said:
Well done, well done,
our eyes have seen it.

Thou hast seen, O Lord,
be not thou silent:
O Lord, depart not from me.

Arise, and be attentive to my judgment:
to my cause, my God and my Lord.

Judge me, O Lord my God,
according to thy justice,
and let them not rejoice over me.

Let them not say in their hearts:
It is well, it is well, to our mind:
Neither let them say:
We have swallowed him up.

Let them blush,
and be ashamed together,
who rejoice at my evils.
Let them be clothed with confusion and shame,
who speak great things against me.

Let them rejoice and be glad,
who are well pleased with my justice,
and let them say always:
The Lord be magnified,
who delights in the peace of his servant.

And my tongue shall meditate thy justice,
thy praise all the day long.

1 Maccabees 9:14-19

And Judas perceived that the stronger part
of the army of Bacchides was on the right side,
and all the stout of heat came together with him.

And the right wing was discomfited by them,
and he pursued them even to the mount Azotus.

And they that were in the left wing
saw that the right wing was discomfited,
and they followed after Judas,
and them that were with him,
at their backs.

And the battle was hard fought,
and there fell many wounded
of the one side and of the other.

And Judas was slain,
and the rest fled away.

And Jonathan and Simon took Judas their brother,
and buried him in the sepulchre of their fathers
in the city of Modin.

Gospel Canticle

Now thou dost dismiss thy servant,
O Lord, according to thy word in peace.

Because my eyes have seen thy salvation,
which thou hast prepared before the face of all peoples:

A light to the revelation of the Gentiles,
and the glory of thy people Israel.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit,
As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end.


May the all powerful Lord grant us a restful night and a peaceful death.
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