One of these General Sentences, or a Seasonal Sentence shall be said:

Let all the earth acclaim God. Sing to the glory of His name, make His praise glorious. Psalm 66:1-2

Yours, O Lord, is the greatness, and the power, and the glory, and the victory, and the majesty; for all that is in the heaven and in the earth is yours; yours is the Kingdom, O Lord, and you are exalted as head above all. I Chronicles 29:11

Worthy are you, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honour and power, for you created all things, and by your will they existed and were created. Revelation 4:11

The Lord is in His Holy Temple; let all the earth keep silence before Him. Habakkuk 2:20

Let me hear of your loving kindness in the morning for I put my trust in you: Show me the road that I must walk for I lift up my soul to you. Psalm 143:8

Through Jesus let us continually offer up to God the sacrifice of praise, that is the tribute of lips which acknowledge His name. Hebrews 13:15

To God, the only God, who saves us through Jesus Christ our Lord, be the glory, majesty, authority and power, which he had before time began, now and forever. Jude 25

The hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshippers will worship the Father in Spirit and in truth, for such the Father seeks to worship Him. John 4:23

Grace be unto you and peace, from God our Father and from the Lord Jesus Christ. Philippians 1:2

Lord, open my lips, that my mouth may proclaim your praise. Psalm 51.15


The glory of the Lord shall be revealed and all flesh shall see it together. Isaiah 40:5

But the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid; for see - I am bringing you good news of great joy for all the people; to you is bon this day in the City of David a Saviour, who is The Messiah, The Lord. Luke 2:10-11

For from the rising of the sun to its setting My name is great among nations, and in every place incense is offered to My name, and a pure offering; for My name is great among the nations, says the Lord of Hosts. Malachi 1:11

The Sacrifice of God is a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart O God, you will not despise. Psalm 51:18


If anyone would come after Me; he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow Me. Mark 8:34

In this is love, not that we loved God but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the atoning sacrifice for our sins. I John 4:10

Christ, our Passover, has been sacrificed for us. Therefore, let us keep the feast. Alleluia! I Corinthians 5.7

Since we have a great high priest who has passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us with confidence draw near to the throne of grace. Hebrews 4:14, 16

I will put My spirit within you, and make you follow My statutes and be careful to observe My ordinances. Ezekiel 36:27


But the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you. John 14:26

Christ came and preached peace to you who were far off and peace to those who were near; for through Him we both have access in one Spirit to the Father. Ephesians 2.17, 18


The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the Love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all. II Corinthians 13:13

Major Saints Days

We give thanks to the Father who has made us worthy to share in the inheritance of the Saints in light. Colossians 1:12


Let the nations rejoice and sing; for God judges the people with righteousness and governs the nations upon earth. Psalm 67:4

Dedication Festival

Behold the dwelling of God is with mankind. He will dwell with them and they shall be His people and God Himself will be with them and be their God. Revelation 21:3.

Either I

V. Blessed be the Lord our God,
R. By whose grace we are yet alive.

V. Blessed be His Son Jesus Christ,
R. By whose rising we are set free.

V. Blessed be the Spirit of God,
R. In whom is our hope and our joy;


V. Hear us, O Lord,
R. For your mercy is great.

V. We will exalt you, O God our Saviour,
R. And praise your name forever and ever.

V. Glory to the Father and to the Son: and to the Holy Spirit;
R. As it was in the beginning is now: and shall be forever.

The following prayer may be said by the minister and people:

Father, we come together in the Name of your Son Jesus Christ, our Redeemer, to offer you our worship, praise and thanksgiving. To you belong all power and glory. You are the source of all goodness. Let our worship bear witness to your peace and saving power. Through your Spirit may we ever rejoice in the abiding presence of our risen and ascended Lord. Amen.


One of the following shall be said or sung:


Venite Psalm 95:1-8

O come let us sing out to the Lord:*
let us shout in triumph to the rock of our salvation.
Let us come before His face with thanksgiving:*
and cry out to Him joyfully in psalms.

For the Lord is a great God:*
and a great king above all gods.
In His hands are the depths of the earth:*
and the peaks of the mountains are His also.
The sea is His and he made it:*
His hands moulded dry land.

Come let us worship and bow down:*
and kneel before the Lord our maker.
For he Himself is our God:*
we are the people of His pasture, and the
sheep of His hand.

If only you would hear His voice today:*
for He comes, He comes to judge the earth:
He shall judge the world with righteousness: *
and the peoples with His truth.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son:*
and to the Holy Spirit;
as it was in the beginning is now:*
and shall be forever. Amen.

Psalm 100

O shout to the Lord in triumph all the earth:
serve the Lord with gladness,
and come before His face with songs of joy.
Know that the Lord He is God:*
it is He who has made us and we are His,
we are His people and the sheep of His pasture.

Come into His gates with thanksgiving,
and into His courts with praise: *
give thanks to Him and bless His holy Name.

For the Lord is good, His loving mercy is forever:*
His faithfulness throughout all generations.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son:*
and to the Holy Spirit;
as it was in the beginning is now:*
and shall be forever. Amen.

Christ Our Passover

I Corinthians 5:7-8; Romans 6:9-11; 1 Corinthians 15:20-22.

Christ our Passover has been sacrificed for us:*
so let us celebrate the feast,
not with the old leaven of corruption and wickedness:*
but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.

Christ once raised from the dead dies no more:*
death has no more dominion over Him.
In dying He died to sin once for all:*
in living He lives to God.
See yourselves therefore as dead to sin:*
and alive to God in Jesus Christ our Lord.

Christ has been raised from the dead:*
the first fruits of those who sleep.
For as by man came death:*
by man has come also the resurrection of the dead;
for as in Adam all die:*
even so in Christ shall all be made alive.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son:*
and to the Holy Spirit;
as it was in the beginning is now:*
and shall be forever. Amen.

The Minister says:

Lord, we pray to you for the forgiveness of our sins.

Silence may be kept.

Minister and people, kneeling, together say:

Have mercy upon us,
most merciful Father;
in your compassion forgive us our sins,
known and unknown,
things done and left undone;
and so uphold us by your Spirit
that we may live and serve you in newness of life,
to the honour and glory of your Name;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The priest, or bishop if present, standing, shall say one of the following:

(A deacon or lay person leading the service, kneeling, shall use "Set us free")


Almighty God have mercy upon you, pardon and deliver you from all your sins, confirm and strengthen you in all goodness, and keep you in life eternal; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.,


Set us free, O God, from the bondage of our sins, and give us the liberty of that abundant life which you have made known to us in your Son our Saviour Jesus Christ; who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, One God, now and forever. Amen.


The Office hymn may follow here or after the First Lesson


Each psalm or group of psalms ends with:

Glory to the Father, and to the Son:*
and to the Holy Spirit;
as it was in the beginning is now:*
and shall be forever. Amen.


The First Lesson, from the Old Testament or Apocrypha

The reader says:

A Reading from the book of ___________ chapter _______ beginning at verse___________.

At the end of the reading the reader may say:

Either The Word of the Lord.

Or Here ends the reading.

The people may respond:
Thanks be to God.


The Benedictus or another Canticle (see pages 49-58) shall be said or sung

Luke 1:68-79

Blessed are you, Lord the God of Israel*
You have come to your people and set them free.
You have raised up for us a mighty Saviour*
born of the house of your servant David.
Through your holy prophets
You promised of old to save us from our enemies*
from the hands of all that hate us,
To show mercy to our forebears,*
and to remember your holy covenant.
This was the oath you swore to our father Abraham:*
to set us free from the hands of our enemies,
Free to worship you without fear:*
holy and righteous before you
all the days of our life.
And you, child, shall be called the prophet of
the Most High : *
for you will go before the Lord to prepare the way,
To give God's people knowledge of salvation:*
by the forgiveness of their sins.
In the tender compassion of our God:*
the dawn from on high shall break upon us,
To shine upon those who dwell in darkness
and the shadow of death:*
and to guide our feet into the way of peace.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son:*
and to the Holy Spirit;
as it was in the beginning is now:*
and shall be forever. Amen.

The Second Lesson, from the New Testament

The reader says:

A Reading from the book of __________________________ chapter__________ beginning at verse________

At the end of the reading the reader says:

Either The Word of the Lord.

Or Here ends the reading.

The people may respond:

Thanks be to God.


A Canticle (see pages 49-58) or a suitable hymn shall be said or sung.

A sermon may follow here or after the Prayers.

The Apostles Creed:

I believe in God the Father Almighty,
creator of heaven and earth
I believe in Jesus Christ,
His only Son, our Lord.
He was conceived by the power of the
Holy Spirit and
born of the Virgin Mary.
He suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried.
He descended to the dead.
On the third day He rose again.
He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the
right hand of the Father.
He will come again to judge
the living 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.



V. The Lord be with you.
R. And also with you.

The minister shall say.

Let us 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.
Save us from the time of trial
and deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom, the power,
and the glory are yours now and forever. Amen.


Then follows one of these sets of suffrages:


V. Lord, reveal your love among us;
R. That we may know the joy of your salvation.

V. Grant peace within and among all nations;
R. And teach our leaders wisdom.

V. Endow your Church with faithfulness;
R. And her servants with knowledge and true godliness.

V. Defend, O Lord, the rights of the poor and the oppressed;
R. That your justice may be known among all people.

V. Lord, renew your Spirit within us;
R. That in us and through us your will may be done.


V. Show us your mercy, O Lord;
R. And grant us your salvation.

V. Clothe your ministers with righteousness;
R. Let your people sing with joy.

V. Give peace, O Lord in all the world;
R. For only in you can we live in safety.

V. Lord, keep this nation under your care;
R. And guide us in the way of justice and truth.

V. Let your way be known upon earth;
R. Your saving health among all nations.

V. Let not the needy, O Lord, be forgotten;
R. Nor the hope of the poor be taken away.

V. Create in us clean hearts, O God;
R. And sustain us with your Holy Spirit.


V. Save your people, Lord, and bless your inheritance;
R. Govern and uphold them, now and always.

V. Day by day we bless you;
R. We praise your Name forever.

V. Lord, keep us from all sin today;
R. Have mercy on us, Lord, have mercy.

V. Lord, show us your love and mercy;
R. For we put our trust in you.

V. In you, Lord, is our hope;
R. And we shall never hope in vain.

The Collect of the Day shall be said.

One or more of the following prayers shall be said.

O God, the lover of unity and author of peace, to know you is eternal life; to serve you is perfect freedom. Defend us your servants from all assaults of the enemy, that we may trust in your defence and not fear the power of any adversary; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Lord God, Almighty and everlasting Father, you have brought us in safety to this new day: Preserve us with your mighty power, that we may not fall into sin, nor be overcome by adversity; and in all we do, direct us to the fulfilling of your purpose; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Into your hands, Lord, we commend ourselves this day. Let your presence be with us to its close. Strengthen us to remember that in whatever good work we do we are serving you. Give us a diligent and watchful spirit, that we may seek in everything to know your will, and knowing it, may gladly perform it, to the honour and glory of your Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Heavenly Father, we thank you for the rest of the past night, and for the gift of a new day, with its opportunities of pleasing you. Grant that we may so pass its hours in the perfect freedom of your service, that at evening we may again give you thanks; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

O God our Father, you have bidden light to shine out of darkness, and have awakened us again to praise your goodness and to seek your grace; make us children of the light and of the day, that our lives being open to your glory, we may shine as lights in the world, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

A Collect for Fridays
Lord Jesus Christ, you stretched out your arms of love on the hard wood of the cross that everyone might come within the reach of your saving embrace: So clothe us in your spirit that we, reaching forth our hands in love, may bring those who do not know you to the knowledge and love of you; for the honour of your Name. Amen.

A Collect for Saturdays
Eternal God and Father, by whose power we are created and by whose love we are redeemed: Guide and strengthen us by your Spirit, that we may give ourselves to your service, and live this day in love for You and one another; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

A Collect for Sundays
O God, you make us glad with the weekly remembrance of the glorious resurrection of your Son our Lord: Give us this day such blessing through our worship of you, that the week to come may be spent in your favour; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

At the end of the prayers, a hymn or anthem may be sung.

Here may follow the sermon or a hymn may be sung.

Here may be read the occasional prayers and thanksgivings, or other forms of prayer.
(See Prayers for Various Occasions pages 75-86)

The Prayer of Dedication may be said:

Prayer of Dedication

Almighty God, we thank you
for the gift of your Holy Word.
May it be a lantern to our feet,
A light to our paths,
And a strength to our lives.
Take us and use us to love
and serve all persons
in the power of the Holy Spirit
and in the Name of your Son,
Jesus Christ Our Lord. Amen.

Notices and announcements may be given.

The service shall conclude with one of the following endings:

The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with us evermore. Amen.
II Corinthians. 13:14


May the God of hope fill us with all joy and peace in believing through the power of the Holy Spirit. Amen. Romans 15:13


Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we can ask or conceive, by the power which is at work among us, to Him be the glory in the Church and in Christ Jesus throughout all ages.
Amen. Ephesians 3:20-21

MINISTER: The Lord be with you.
PEOPLE: And also with you.

MINISTER: Let us bless the Lord.
PEOPLE: Thanks be to God.

The dismissal from the Holy Eucharist may be used in place of the above.

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