Monday in Holy Week Compline 6th April online details

Monday in Holy Week Compline 6th April online details


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The details of the church service according to Zoom are:

Topic: Monday in Holy Week Compline
Time: Apr 6, 2020 07:20 PM Dublin

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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.



Praise ye the Lord.

The Lord’s Name be praised.





Psalm 139: 1-18                      Domine, probasti.

1 O Lord, thou hast searched me out and known me ■

thou knowest my down-sitting and mine up-rising,

thou understandest my thoughts long before.

2 Thou art about my path, and about my bed ■

and spiest out all my ways.

3 For lo, there is not a word in my tongue ■:

but thou, O Lord, knowest it altogether.

4 Thou hast beset me behind and before ■

and laid thine hand upon me.

5 Such knowledge is too wonderful and excellent for me ■

I cannot attain unto it.

6 Whither shall I go then from thy Spirit ■

or whither shall I go then from thy presence?

7 If I climb up into heaven, thou art there ■

if I go down to hell, thou art there also.

8 If I take the wings of the morning ■

and remain in the uttermost parts of the sea;

9 Even there also shall thy hand lead me ■

and thy right hand shall hold me.

10 If I say, Peradventure the darkness shall cover me ■

then shall my night be turned to day.

11 Yea, the darkness is no darkness with thee,

but the night is as clear as the day ■

the darkness and light to thee are both alike.

12 For my reins are thine ■

thou hast covered me in my mother’s womb.

13 I will give thanks unto thee,

for I am fearfully and wonderfully made ■

marvellous are thy works,

and that my soul knoweth right well.

14 My bones are not hid from thee ■

when I was made secretly, and fashioned beneath in the earth.

15 Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being imperfect ■

and in thy book were all my members written;

16 Which day by day were fashioned ■

when as yet there was none of them.

17 How dear are thy counsels unto me, O God ■

O how great is the sum of them!

18 If I tell them, they are more in number than the sand ■

when I wake up I am present with thee.




Colossians 1: 18-23

He is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, so that he might come to have first place in everything. For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell, and through him God was pleased to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, by making peace through the blood of his cross.


And you who were once estranged and hostile in mind, doing evil deeds, he has now reconciled in his fleshly body through death, so as to present you holy and blameless and irreproachable before him— provided that you continue securely established and steadfast in the faith, without shifting from the hope promised by the gospel that you heard, which has been proclaimed to every creature under heaven. I, Paul, became a servant of this gospel.






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

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



Before the ending of the day,

creator of the world, we pray

that thou with wonted love wouldst keep

thy watch around us while we sleep.


O let no evil dreams be near,

or phantoms of the night appear;

our ghostly enemy restrain,

lest aught of sin our bodies stain.



To thee, O saving Three in One,

let homage due by all be done;

and grant us, by the cross restored,

to share the Victor’s great reward. Amen.





When Jesus came to Golgotha they hanged him on a tree,

They drave great nails through hands and feet, and made a Calvary;

They crowned him with a crown of thorns, red were his wounds and deep,

For those were crude and cruel days, and human flesh was cheap.


When Jesus came to Birmingham, they simply passed him by,

They never hurt a hair of him, they only let him die;

For men had grown more tender, and they would not give him pain,

They only passed down the street, and left him in the rain.


Still Jesus cried, “Forgive them, for they know not what they do,”

And still it rained the winter rain that drenches through and through;

The crowds went home and left the streets without a soul to see,

And Jesus crouched against a wall and cried for Calvary.


GA Studdert Kennedy (1883-1929)



The following responsory may be said:

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.



NUNC DIMITTIS        The Song of Simeon Luke 2: 29-32    

1 Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace, ■

according to thy word.

2 For mine eyes have seen thy salvation, ■

which thou hast prepared before the face of all people;

3 To be a light to lighten the Gentiles ■

and to be the glory of thy people Israel.


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.



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. Amen.


Blessed art thou, Lord God of our fathers,

to be praised and glorified 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 glorified above all for ever.


The Almighty and most merciful Lord guard us and give us his blessing.




A prayerful examination of the past day may be undertaken after which the following or other suitable words of penitence may be used

We confess to God Almighty, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit,

That we have sinned in thought, 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 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. Amen.


The priest, when present, pronounces the absolution.

May the Almighty and merciful Lord grant unto you pardon and remission of all your 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.

Let us pray.






Visit, we beseech thee, O Lord, our homes,

and drive away all the snares of the enemy;

Let thy holy angels dwell therein

to preserve us in peace;

and may thy blessing be upon us evermore;

through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


Almighty God,

as we stand at the foot of the cross of thy Son,

help us to see and know thy love for us,

so that in humility, love and joy

we may place at his feet

all that we have and all that we are;

through Jesus Christ our Saviour. 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 spirit.


Let us bless the Lord.

Thanks be to God.


May Christ, who heals us through his blood, bless us.

May he restore in us whatever is lacking in our faith

and set us at liberty to worship him in freedom

through our words and deeds. Amen.