Sunday, April 27, 2008


IN the Name of the +Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Amen.

Our Father, which art in heaven, Hallowed be Thy Name.
Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, As it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses,
As we forgive them that trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation ;
But deliver us from evil. Amen.

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee ; blessed art thou
among women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus Christ.
Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners now and at the
hour of our death. Amen.
The above are always said secretly : then aloud,
And lead us not into temptation ; But deliver us from evil.

In the Church of Sarum Our Father and Hail Mary are not begun
aloud by the Priest at any service except at Mass, when they are
wholly said or sung aloud. And afterwards the Priest fays aloud,
And lead us not. Choir. But deliver.

The Apostles Creed is said in the same way.
I believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth :
And in Jesus Christ His only Son our Lord,
Who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, Born of the Virgin Mary,
Suffered under Pontius Pilate, Was crucified, dead, and buried,
He descended into hell; The third day He rose again from the dead,
He ascended into heaven, And sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty;
From thence He shall come to judge the quick and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit; The holy Catholic Church;
The Communion of Saints; The Forgiveness of sins;
The Resurrection of the body, And the life everlasting. Amen.
Secretly: then aloud,
The Refurreion of the body, And the life everlasting. Amen.
Alleluia is not said from the r Vespers O/LXX. till the Mass on Easter

Eve, which is deferred till after None.


Our Father and Hail Mary having been said, the Priest begins,

P. Turn us then, O God our Saviour.
R. And let Thine anger cease from us.
P. O God, make speed and save me.
R. O Lord, make haste to help me.

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,

Alleluia or Praise to Thee, O Lord, we sing, of glory the eternal King, according to the difference of the seasons.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008






The following translation claims attention on the following grounds:--(1)it is a faithful rendering of the English Complin Office-- nothing has been mutilated or omitted. (2) It follows the prayer book version of the Psalts, Canticles, Preces, &c., and the Authorized version of the other books of Holy Scripture. In one or two instances the marginal reading has been adopted. In one cafe only, it is believed, has this rule been infringed: the Prayer Book translation of the V of the R of the I Sunday in XL. is “I will not suffer mine eyes to sleep nor mine eyelids to slumber.”

As a translation the following claims attention on the grounds that it is not original: as the Office it has the authority of the English Church at a time when she was free to speak as she willed and as the Holy Spirit led her, instead of being forced to consult the wishes of an immoral tyrant or an unbelieving Parlement.

The translators' thanks are due to the Editor of the “People's Hymnal” for permission to print the translations of the hymns “Redeemer of the World” and “Christ, Thou, who art.” Also to Melles. Novello, Ewer, and Co. for permission to use the Hymnal noted Versions of “Te Lucis” and “Creator Dei” and the Whitsuntide Sequence are the only portions of the translation which are not already well known.

It is hoped shortly to publish a translation of the Psalter and Common of Saints, and eventually of the whole Breviary.



Feast of S. Prisca, VM, MDCCCLXXXL

Complin I

Psalm IV.

Hear me when I call,
O God of my righteousness:
Thou hast set me at liberty when I was in trouble;
have Mercy upon me, and hearken unto my prayer.

O ye sons of men, how long will ye blaspheme mine honour:
and have such pleasure in vanity, and seek after lying?

Know this also, that the Lord hath chosen to Himself the man that is godly:
when I call upon the Lord, He will hear me.

Stand in awe and sin not:
commune with your own heart,
and in your chamber be still.

Offer the sacrifice of righteousness:
and put your trust in the Lord.

There be many that say:
Who will shew us any good?

Lord, lift thou up:
the light of Thy countenance upon us.
Thou hast put gladness in mine heart:
since the time that their corn, and wine and oil increased.

I will lay me down in peace, and take up my rest:
for it is Thou Lord, only, that makest me dwell in saftey.

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.

Psalm XXXI., 1-6.

In Thee, O Lord, Have I put my Trust:
let me never be put to confusion,
delever me in Thy righteousness.

Bow down Thine ear to me:
make haste to deliver me.

And be Thou my strong rock,
and house of defence:
that Thou mayest save me.

For Thou art my strong rock,and my castle:
be Thou also my guide,
and lead me for Thy Names sake.

Draw me out of the net,
that they have laid privily for me
for Thou art my strength.

Into Thy hands I commend my spirit:
for Thou hast redeemed me,
O Lord, Thou God of Truth.

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

Psalm XCI.

Whoso dwelleth under the defense of the Most High:
shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.

I will say unto the Lord,
"Thou art my hope, and my stronghold:
my God, in Him will I trust."

For He shall deliver me from the snare of the hunter:
and from the noisome pestilence.

He shall defend thee under His wings,
and thou shall be safe under His feathers:
His faithfulness and truth shall be thy buckler and shield.

Thou shall not be afraid for any terror by night:
nor the arrow that flieth by day:

For the pestilence that walketh in the darkness:
nor the sickness that destroyeth in the noon-day.

A thousand shall fall beside thee,
and then thousand at thy right hand:
but it shall not come nigh thee.

Yea, with thine eyes shalt thou behold:
and see the reward of the ungodles.

For Thou, Lord art my hope:
Thou hast set Thine house of defense very high.

There shall no evil happen unto thee:
neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling.

They shall bear thee in their hands:
that thou hurt not thy foot against a stone.

Thou shalt go upon the lion and the adder:
the young lion and the dragon shalt thou tread under thy feet.

Because he hath set his love upon Me, therefore I will deliver him:
I will set him up, because he hath known My Name.

He shall call upon Me, and I will hear him:
yea, I am with him in trouble;
I will deliver him, and bring him to honour.

With long life will i satisfy him:
and she him my salvation.


Behold now, praise the Lord:
all ye servants of the Lord;

Ye that by night stand in the house of the Lord:
even in the courts of the house of our God.

Lift up your hands in the sanctuary:
and praise the Lord.

Complin II.

Complin II.

On Christmas Eve, let one of the superior grade being the Antiphon over the Psalm. Be ye ready, like unto men that wait for their Lord, when he will return from the wedding. Psalm. here me and the other customary Psalms.

Chapter. Thou, O Lord.


Redeemer of the world we pray,

Thou, who hast kept us safe to-day,

be Thou to-night our watch and ward,

and evermore from evil guard.

Be present graciously to hear,

And spare us as we pray in fear,

Wash Thou our guilty stains away,

Illumine our darkness with Thy ray.

O let not sleep the foul oppress,

Nor Satan with his wickedness;

And, we beseech Thee, let no guile

Our flesh with taint to sin defile.

Thee who alone canst purify,

We supplicate with heart-felt cry,

That chaste in foul and clean from Stain,

We from our beds may rise again.

All laud to God the Father be,

All laud eternal Son to Thee,

All laud, as is forever met,

To God the Holy Paraclete. Amen

P. Keep us.

This hymn is said daily at Complin till the Octave of Epiphany, and on the Octave itself; also on all double feasts the octave of the Epiphany till the I Sunday in XL., and on all double Feasts from Pentecost till Christmas Eve; except on the Feast and during the Octave of the Name of Jesus, when Service is on the Octave; it is said, however, on the feast of IX. lessons falling within the Octave. It is also said on the Vigil of pentecost and during its Octave, that is to say, on the Thursday, Friday, and Sabbath. Also daily during the Octaves and on the Octave-days of the Visitation, assumption, and Nativity of the Blessed Mary and of the dedication of a Church, whether the service be of the Octave or the some of Sait of IX. lessons; also during the Octave of Corpus Christi, when it is kept with it is kept with Rulers.

Antiphon. Watch ye all, and pray, for ye know not when the time is. Watch ye, therefore, for ye know not when the master of the hose cometh, at even, or at midnight, or at the cock-crowing, or in the morning; lest coming suddenly He find you sleeping. Psalm. Lord, Now Letteth.

Here follow the Preces.

Complin III.

Complin III.

on Christmasday at Complin: Antiphon over the psalms. Unto us is born this day in the city of David, a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. Psalm. Hear me.

Chapter. Thou, O Lord.

Hymn. Redeemer.

P. Keep us.

Antiphon. Alleluia, the Word was made Flesh, Alleluia; and dwelt among us. Alleluia, Alleluia. Psalm. Lord now letteth.

Here follow the Preces.

This Complin is not changed until the Circumcision; but the Antiphon over the Lord, now letteth is said till the Vigil of Epiphany.

Complin IV.

Complin IV.

On Circumcision of the Lord at Complin: Antiphon. When the Lord was born the Choirs of Angels sang, saying, Salvation to our God, Which Sittith upon the throne, and to the Lamb. Psalm. Hear me.

Chapter. Thus, O Lord.

Hymn. Redeemer.

R. Keep us.

Antiphon. Alleluia, The Word. Psalm, Now Letteth.

Here follow the Preces.

This Complin is not Changed till the the Vigil of the Epiphany.