LE0 – 29 June 2022

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Time: Jun 29, 2022 07:30 PM Yekaterinburg

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A Late Evening Office – St Peter’s Day – Wed 29th June 2022

 

Blessed be our God for all time, now and for evermore. Amen.                                                                 Glory to you, our God, glory be to you, Holy Spirit, Comforter, treasure of all goodness and giver of life, come and dwell in us, cleanse us from all sin, and in your love, bring us to salvation.

Holy God, holy and strong, holy and immortal, have mercy on us.

 

Psalm 138

I will praise you, Lord, with all my heart; before the “gods” I will sing your praise.
I will bow down toward your holy temple and will praise your name for your unfailing love and your faithfulness, for you have so exalted your solemn decree that it surpasses your fame.
When I called, you answered me; you greatly emboldened me.

May all the kings of the earth praise you, Lord, when they hear what you have decreed.
May they sing of the ways of the Lord, for the glory of the Lord is great.

Though the Lord is exalted, he looks kindly on the lowly; though lofty, he sees them from afar.
Though I walk in the midst of trouble, you preserve my life.
You stretch out your hand against the anger of my foes; with your right hand you save me.
The Lord will vindicate me; your love, Lord, endures forever— do not abandon the works of your hands.

 

Glory to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit,                                                                            as it was in the beginning, is now and shall be for ever, Amen.

 

 

Reading – John 21 v 15 – 22 – Jesus Reinstates Peter

15 When they had finished eating, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon son of John, do you love me more than these?”

“Yes, Lord,” he said, “you know that I love you.”

Jesus said, “Feed my lambs.”

16 Again Jesus said, “Simon son of John, do you love me?”

He answered, “Yes, Lord, you know that I love you.”

Jesus said, “Take care of my sheep.”

17 The third time he said to him, “Simon son of John, do you love me?”

Peter was hurt because Jesus asked him the third time, “Do you love me?” He said, “Lord, you know all things; you know that I love you.”

Jesus said, “Feed my sheep. 18 Very truly I tell you, when you were younger you dressed yourself and went where you wanted; but when you are old you will stretch out your hands, and someone else will dress you and lead you where you do not want to go.” 19 Jesus said this to indicate the kind of death by which Peter would glorify God. Then he said to him, “Follow me!”

20 Peter turned and saw that the disciple whom Jesus loved was following them. (This was the one who had leaned back against Jesus at the supper and had said, “Lord, who is going to betray you?”) 21 When Peter saw him, he asked, “Lord, what about him?”

22 Jesus answered, “If I want him to remain alive until I return, what is that to you? You must follow me.”

 

Few thoughts

 

 

 

 

Saint Peter’s Day Collect

O ALMIGHTY God, who by thy Son Jesus Christ didst give to thy Apostle Saint Peter many excellent gifts, and commandedst him earnestly to feed thy flock: Make, we beseech thee, all Bishops and Pastors diligently to preach thy holy Word, and the people obediently to follow the same, that they may receive the crown of everlasting glory; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

PRAYERS

Let us pray to the Lord with all our heart and with all our soul,

Lord, in your mercy                       Hear our prayer

Let us pray for all Christian people, that they may be obedient to your word and faithful to your call.

Lord, in your mercy                       Hear our prayer

Let us pray for all ministers of the Church and for our brothers and sisters in Christ, thinking particularly of those who do not have the freedom to gather and worship in peace.

Lord, in your mercy                       Hear our prayer

Let us pray for peace throughout the world, and for all governments. We pray for peace in Ukraine and for the millions of people who have been killed, injured, bereaved and displaced due to the war.

Lord, in your mercy                       Hear our prayer

Let us pray for our neighbours and for all our friends, for those who dislike us as we pray for those who love us. Help us all Lord to live in harmony regardless of race, religion, background or gender.

Lord, in your mercy                       Hear our prayer

Let us pray for all those who are travelling for work or pleasure, keep them safe on road, rail, air and sea.

Lord, in your mercy                       Hear our prayer

Let us pray for all sick people, for the sorrowful and the dying.

In a few moments of silence, we think of people known to us and those we hold dear ……………………………………

 Lord, in your mercy                      Hear our prayer

 

Let us remember our brothers and sisters who have entered into eternal rest

Lord, in your mercy                       Hear our prayer

 

Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our sins, as we forgive those who sin against us. Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil, for the kingdom, the power and the glory are yours, now and for ever.  Amen.  

 

Dismissal

Sovereign God, send us out in the name of Christ and the power of the Holy Spirit. We have worshipped, now help us to serve. We have spoken, now help us to act. We have heard your word, now help us to make it known. We have rejoiced in your love, now help us to share it with other. Use us for your will and for your kingdom, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

Irish Blessing

 

May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face;
the rains fall soft upon your fields and until we meet again,
may God hold you in the palm of His hand. Amen

 

Compliance 15th June 2022

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Time: Jun 15, 2022 07:30 PM Yekaterinburg

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Compline – Wednesday 15th June 2022

 

The Lord Almighty grant us a quiet night and a perfect end. Amen

 

Brethren, be sober, be vigilant, because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: whom resist, steadfast in the faith   1 Peter 5: 8 & 9

 

But thou O Lord, have mercy upon us,

Thanks be to God,

 

O God, make speed to save us,

O Lord, make haste to help us,

 

Glory be 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.  Amen.

 

Praise ye the Lord,

The Lord’s name be praised.

Psalm 116

I love the Lord, for he heard my voice; he heard my cry for mercy.
Because he turned his ear to me, I will call on him as long as I live.

The cords of death entangled me, the anguish of the grave came over me, I was overcome by distress and sorrow.
Then I called on the name of the Lord: “Lord, save me!”

The Lord is gracious and righteous; our God is full of compassion.
The Lord protects the unwary; when I was brought low, he saved me.

Return to your rest, my soul, for the Lord has been good to you.

For you, Lord, have delivered me from death, my eyes from tears, my feet from stumbling,
that I may walk before the Lord in the land of the living.

10 I trusted in the Lord when I said, “I am greatly afflicted”;
11 in my alarm I said, “Everyone is a liar.”

12 What shall I return to the Lord for all his goodness to me?

13 I will lift up the cup of salvation and call on the name of the Lord.
14 I will fulfill my vows to the Lord in the presence of all his people.

15 Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his faithful servants.
16 Truly I am your servant, Lord; I serve you just as my mother did; you have freed me from my chains.

17 I will sacrifice a thank offering to you and call on the name of the Lord.
18 I will fulfill my vows to the Lord in the presence of all his people,
19 
in the courts of the house of the Lord—in your midst, Jerusalem. Praise the Lord.

 

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit,

As it was in the beginning, is now, and shall be for ever. Amen.

 

 

Reading – Luke 1: 46b – 55

 

“My soul glorifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Saviour, for he has been mindful of the humble state of his servant. From now on all generations will call me blessed, for the Mighty One has done great things for me— holy is his name. His mercy extends to those who fear him, from generation to generation.
He has performed mighty deeds with his arm; he has scattered those who are proud in their inmost thoughts. He has brought down rulers from their thrones but has lifted up the humble.
He has filled the hungry with good things but has sent the rich away empty. He has helped his servant Israel, remembering to be merciful to Abraham and his descendants forever, just as he promised our ancestors.”

 

 

Few thoughts

 

Into thy hands, O Lord, I commend my spirit,

For thou has redeemed me, O Lord, thou God of truth.

 

Keep me as the apple of an eye,

Hide me under the shadow of thy wings.

 

Preserve us, O Lord, while waking, and guard us while sleeping,

that awake we may watch with Christ, and asleep we may rest in peace.

 

 

Canticle – Nunc Dimittis

 

Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace, according to thy word,

For mine eyes have seen they salvation, which thou hast prepared before the face of all people,

to be a light to lighten the Gentiles and to be the glory of thy people Israel.

Glory be 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. Amen.

 

Preserve us, O Lord, while waking, and guard us while sleeping,

that awake we may watch with Christ, and asleep we may rest in peace.

 

Creed

 

Do you believe and trust in God the Father, who created world?                 I believe and trust in him

Do you believe and trust in God the Son, Jesus who redeemed us all?         I believe and trust in him.

 

Do you believe and trust in God the Holy Spirit, who gives us life?               I believe and trust in him.

 

This is the faith of the Church.

This is our faith. we believe and trust in One God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

 

 

The Prayers – Let us pray

 

Lord, have mercy upon us                  Christ, have mercy upon us              Lord, have mercy upon us.

 

Our Father, who art in heaven: hallowed be thy name, thy kingdom come, thy 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.                                                                                                                                     

Blessed art thou, Lord God of our fathers,

to be praised and glorifies above all for ever,

Let us bless the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit,

let us praise him and magnify him for ever,

Blessed art thou, O Lord, in the firmament of heaven,

to be praised and glorifies above all for ever,

The Almighty and most Merciful Lord, guard us and give us his blessing. Amen.

 

Confession.

We confess to the Almighty, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, that we have sinned in thought and word and deed. Through our own grievous fault. Wherefore, we pray God to have mercy upon us.

Almighty God have mercy upon us. Forgive us 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. Amen.

May the Almighty and Merciful Lord grant unto us pardon and remission of all our sins, time for amendment of life and the grace and comfort of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

 

Wilt thou not turn again and quicken us,

That thy people may rejoice in thee?

O Lord shew thy mercy upon us,

And grant us thy salvation.

Vouchsafe O Lord, to keep us this night without sin,

O Lord, have mercy upon us, have mercy upon us.

O Lord, hear our prayer,                                           

And let our cry come unto thee.

 

The Collects

Lighten our darkness, we beseech thee, O Lord; and by thy great mercy defend us from all perils and dangers of this night; for the love of thy only Son, our Saviour, Jesus Christ. Amen

Be present, O merciful God, and protect us through the silent hours of this night, so that we, who are wearied by the changes and chances of this fleeting world, may repose upon thy eternal changelessness; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

We will lay us down in peace and take our rest,

For it is thou, Lord only, that makest us dwell in safety,

The Lord be with you,

And with thy sight,

Let us bless the Lord,

Thanks be to God.

 

Blessing

 

The Almighty and Merciful Lord, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit,

Bless and preserve us this night and for evermore. Amen.

 

 

 

 

Evening Prayer 8th June 2022

Topic: Evening Prayer

Time: Jun 8, 2022 07:30 PM London

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Evening Prayer

8th June, 2022.

 

Preparation

O God, make speed to save us.

O Lord, make haste to help us.

 

Psalm 96

Sing to the Lord a new song; sing to the Lord, all the earth.

Sing to the Lord and bless his name; tell out his salvation from day to day.

Declare his glory among the nations and his wonders among all peoples.

For great is the Lord and greatly to be praised; he is more to be feared than all gods.

For all the gods of the nations are but idols; it is the Lord who made the heavens.

Honour and majesty are before him; power and splendour are in his sanctuary.

Ascribe to the Lord, you families of the peoples; ascribe to the Lord honour and strength.

Ascribe to the Lord the honour due to his name; bring offerings and come into his courts.

O Worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness; let the whole earth tremble before him.

 

Glory to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit;

as it was in the beginning is now and shall be for ever. Amen.

 

 

 

 

Opening prayer

That this evening may be holy, good and peaceful, let us pray with one heart and mind.

As our evening prayer rises like incense before you, O God, so may your mercy come down upon us to cleanse our hearts and set us free to sing your praise now and for ever.

 

 

St. Matthew 28:16-20

Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. When they saw him, they worshipped him; but some doubted. And Jesus came and said to them, ‘All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.’

 

 

Address

 

 

Anthem: A prayer of St. Columba

Be a bright flame before me, O God a guiding star above me. Be a smooth path below me, a kindly shepherd behind me today, tonight, and forever. Alone with none but you, my God I journey on my way; what need I fear when you are near, O Lord of night and day?

 

 

 

 

Prayers of intercession

Prayers may be offered:

for peace

for places of conflict

for individuals & their needs

for the mission of the Church worldwide

for all who work in food production and conservation

for all who work in education & those sitting state exams

for those who mourn the loss of a loved one, or the loss of a way of life

for the work of aid agencies throughout the world

for those living in poverty or under oppression

Eternal Lord, our beginning and our end: bring us with the whole creation to your glory, hidden through past ages and made known in Jesus Christ our Lord Amen.

 

The Conclusion

The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with us all evermore. Amen.

Let us bless the Lord.

Thanks be to God.

 

Planned Giving

Please consider renewing or beginning your financial commitment to Killiskey Parish by way of Planned Giving. By doing this you can maximise the amount of money received by the Parish and greatly assist the Parish to meet its financial commitments. Planned Giving is making a pledge to donate an amount of money regularly over the course of the year whether weekly, monthly, quarterly or by a single donation. Under the tax regulations, the Parish, as a registered charity, can obtain a tax refund from the government for recorded donations from tax payers (PAYE and Self-Assessment) who contribute a minimum of €250 in the tax year. This is the equivalent of €4.81 per week. The parish can claim a further approx. 45% of the amount donated from the government. Cash donations on the plate, while very gratefully received, are not eligible for a tax refund. If you are contributing more than €250 over the course of the year through this method, you might like to consider Planned Giving.

Planned Giving can be done in any one of the following ways:

*The envelope system enables parishioners to donate regular cash amounts which can be recorded for tax refund purposes. Envelopes can be obtained from the churchwardens.

*By setting up a standing order with your bank for a minimum donation of €5 per week (or monthly or quarterly equivalent).

*A donation or donations totalling at least €250 can be made directly to the Parish Treasurer, Scott Golden, Malvern House, The Glebe, Wicklow Town.

Nature in all its Glory

Early summer puts on a glorious display of colour as plants burst vigorously into life. Grasses and wildflowers proliferate – given the chance. Lawns are frequently cut very regularly and very low, offering no refuge for insects or frogs, while wildflowers are deprived the chance of blooming and providing nectar and, later, seeds for insects and birds. Most gardens could support an unmown corner or edge. Paths mown through longer grass provide access to other parts of the garden and offer a beneficial alternative to vast expanses of bare lawn. In acknowledgement of our biodiversity crisis, tidy town groups, county councils etc. are veering away from “over tidiness” and are now mowing less often and creating wildflower patches. The latter are not to be confused with modern flower beds, but instead play host to native wildflowers that offer the best refuge and food supply for our beleaguered wildlife. The riot of colours, including pink clover, yellow buttercups, pink and purple vetches are uplifting to nature lovers. Let us all learn to appreciate the value and beauty of these unmown areas. Crucially, don’t use herbicides in your garden or along rural verges, both for the health of the environment and ourselves – “Roundup” residues are increasingly being recorded in human bodies.

Ecumenical Bible Week

This year’s Ecumenical Bible Week will be happening online. The programme consists of:

  • Morning Prayer at 10pm on Tuesday 7 June organised by the Tallaght University Hospital Chaplaincy Team.
  • Panel Discussion with New Irish from various ethnicities and nationalities about what the Holy Spirit is doing in their lives and communities on Wednesday 8 June at 7.30pm.
  • A Symposium at 2pm on Thursday 9 June with presenters including Bishop Michael Burrows discussing how listening to the Word leads us to connect with those on the margins of society.
  • Thinking Allowed at 7.30pm on Thursday 9pm with a panel of faith leaders including Archbishop Michael Jackson, Roman Catholic Archbishop Dermot Farrell and Amy Carey of the Solas Project. Panellists will speak about their personal visions of a New Pentecost.
  • Sunday Worship from Inchicore Solid Rock Church led by Pastor Emmanuel Might. During this Ukrainian Priest Fr Vasyl Kornitsky will reflect on the readings.

To register for any or all of these events go to:

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Holidays

Ken (and Lesley) will be on holidays from to 25th June to 1st July. In his absence, the service on 26th June will be led by Frank Connolly, a Diocesan lay reader. In the event of any pastoral emergency during that week, please contact the Revd Jack Kinkead.

A Late Evening Office 17 May 2022

Topic: Evening Prayer

Time: May 25, 2022 07:30 PM Dublin

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Wednesday 25 May 2022: Evening Prayer

 

Rogation Day

 

PREPARATION

 

PREPARATION

O God, make speed to save us.

O Lord, make haste to help us.

 

My heart tells of your word, ‘Seek my face’.

Your face, Lord, will I seek.

 

Blessed are you, Lord of life.

You make light and darkness,

morning and evening, day and night,

and establish the stars in their heavenly courses.

As evening falls and creatures move on the face of the earth

may we take our rest,

and awake refreshed to praise you,

God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

Blessed be God for ever.

 

That this evening may be holy, good and peaceful,

let us pray with one heart and mind.

 

Silence

 

As our evening prayer rises before you, O God,

so may your mercy come upon us

to cleanse our hearts

and set us free to sing your praise

now and for ever. Amen.

 

THE WORD OF GOD

PSALM

Psalm 104: 1, 21-32

1  Bless the Lord, O my soul. ♦︎

O Lord my God, how excellent is your greatness!

21  You appointed the moon to mark the seasons, ♦︎

   and the sun knows the time for its setting.

22  You make darkness that it may be night, ♦︎

in which all the beasts of the forest creep forth.

23  The lions roar for their prey ♦︎

   and seek their food from God.

24  The sun rises and they are gone ♦︎

to lay themselves down in their dens.

25  People go forth to their work ♦︎

   and to their labour until the evening.

26  O Lord, how manifold are your works! ♦︎

In wisdom you have made them all;

the earth is full of your creatures.

27  There is the sea, spread far and wide, ♦︎

   and there move creatures beyond number, both small and great.

28  There go the ships, and there is that Leviathan ♦︎

which you have made to play in the deep.

29  All of these look to you ♦︎

   to give them their food in due season.

30  When you give it them, they gather it; ♦︎

you open your hand and they are filled with good.

31  When you hide your face they are troubled; ♦︎

   when you take away their breath,

      they die and return again to the dust.

32  When you send forth your spirit, they are created, ♦︎

and you renew the face of the earth.

 

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit;

as it was in the beginning, is now, and shall be for ever. Amen.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son,

and to the Holy Spirit;

as it was in the beginning, is now, 

and shall be for ever. Amen.

 

A READING

Romans 8: 18-22

I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory about to be revealed to us. For the creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the children of God; for the creation was subjected to futility, not of its own will but by the will of the one who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself will be set free from its bondage to decay and will obtain the freedom of the glory of the children of God. We know that the whole creation has been groaning in labour pains until now.

 

MEDITATION

 

THE GOSPEL CANTICLE

MAGNIFICAT The Song of the Blessed Virgin Mary Luke 1: 46-55

The day and the night are yours, O God,

and the sun, the moon and the stars reflect your glory.

 

1 My soul proclaims the greatness· of the Lord,

my spirit rejoices in God my Saviour,

2  who has looked with favour on his lowly servant;

from this day all generations will call me blessed;

3 the Almighty has done great things for me

and holy is his name.

4  God has mercy on those who fear him,

from generation to generation.

5  The Lord has shown strength· with his arm

and scattered the proud in their conceit,

6 casting down the mighty from their thrones

and lifting up the lowly.

7  God has filled the hungry with good things

and sent the rich away empty.

8  He has come to the aid of his servant Israel.

to remember the promise of mercy,

9 The promise made to our forebears,

to Abraham and his children for ever.

 

Glory to the Father, and to the Son,

and to the Holy Spirit;

as it was in the beginning, is now, 

and shall be for ever. Amen.

 

The day and the night are yours, O God,

and the sun, the moon and the stars reflect your glory.

 

PRAYER

Let us pray.

 

Lord, have mercy.

Christ, have mercy.

Lord, have mercy.

 

Show us your mercy, O Lord,

and grant us your salvation.

 

Let your ministers be clothed with righteousness

and let your servants shout for joy.

 

O Lord, save your people

and bless those whom you have chosen.

 

Give peace in our time, O Lord,

and let your glory be over all the earth.

 

O God, make clean our hearts within us

and renew us by your Holy Spirit.

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE COLLECT OF THE DAY

Almighty God,

whose will it is that the earth and the sea

should bear fruit in due season:

Bless the labours of those who work on land and sea,

grant us a good harvest

and the grace always to rejoice in your care;

through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

 

COLLECTS AT EVENING PRAYER

O God

from whom all holy desires all good judgements

and all just works proceed:

Give to your servants

that peace which the world cannot give,

that our hearts may be set to obey your commandments,

and that we, being defended from the fear of our enemies,

may pass our time in rest and quietness;

through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord. Amen.

 

Lighten our darkness, O Lord, we pray

and in your great mercy defend us

from all perils and dangers of this night;

for the love of your only Son, our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.

 

INTERCESSIONS

Let us ask the God of Creation to send a blessing upon us.

 

Upon the rich earth send a blessing, O Lord.

Let the earth be fruitful

and its resources be hallowed.

We ask in faith:

Hear us, good Lord.

 

Upon human labour send a blessing, O Lord.

Prosper the work of our hands;

may all find dignity and just reward in their work;

free the exploited and oppressed.

We ask in faith:

Hear us, good Lord.

 

Upon the produce of the earth send a blessing, O Lord.

Guide us into a sustainable future,

and give us the will to share the fruits of the world.

We ask in faith:

Hear us, good Lord.

 

Upon the seas and waters send a blessing, O Lord.

Teach us to cherish the water of the earth,

and to conserve the seas, lakes and rivers.

We ask in faith:

Hear us, good Lord.

 

Upon aid agencies send a blessing, O Lord.

Where the earth is parched and the well has run dry;

where war brings want, and children go hungry;

where the poor cry out for bread and for justice,

give hands to care and heal, and compel us to be generous.

We ask in faith:

Hear us, good Lord.

 

We ask you to hear us, good Lord,

For the sake of your Son,

our Saviour Jesus Christ.

Amen.

 

THE LORD’S PRAYER

As our Saviour taught us, so we pray:

Our Father in heaven,

hallowed be your name,

your kingdom come,

your will be done,

on earth as in heaven.

Give us today our daily bread.

Forgive us our sins

as we forgive those who sin against us.

Lead us not into temptation

but deliver us from evil.

For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours

now and for ever. Amen.

 

THE ENDING

May God who made heaven and earth bless us and keep us.

Amen.

 

Let us bless the Lord

Thanks be to God.