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The Daily Offices: Morning & Evening Prayer

Easter Day to Eve of Pentecost


Practicalities PRAYER TOGETHER This booklet provides the text of all the prayers for you to fully participate in the daily offices of Morning and Evening Prayer. The source for this daily office is Celebrating Common Prayer: A version of The Daily Office, Society of Saint Francis. Since the Liturgy of the Church is “the work of the People” the baptized with the clergy share in leading (officiating) the offering of prayer. Before an Office begins you may be asked to be prepared to read from the Bible. SILENCE AND THE SACRED Silence is kept in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel and Lady Chapel so that these spaces are a place of peace for prayer, reflection and contemplation. So please feel free to meet and talk once outside the chapels. LIGHTING A CANDLE AND PRAYER BEFORE AN ICON Before or after the Daily Offices and Mass you are encouraged to light a candle as a sign of your prayer. Also you may want to use the image of St. James’, or one of the statues of the Virgin and Christ-child, as an aid to prayer. THE DAILY OFFICES AS PUBLIC PRAYER One of the unique gifts of the Parish of St. James’ to the life of the Church is the constant offering of public prayer. Morning and Evening Prayer is said, and Mass is celebrated, every day of the year. You are always welcome to join in this sacrifice of praise. Morning Prayer is said in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel every day, Monday-Saturday, at 9.00 am. On Sundays it is said at 8.00 am in the Church. Evening Prayer is said in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel on Monday - Friday at 5.00 pm. On Saturdays it is said in the Lady Chapel at 5.00 pm. On Sundays it is said at 5.00 pm in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel, except on the last Sunday of the month when Evensong and Benediction are offered at 5.30 pm and usually preceded by half an hour of organ music which begins at 5.00 pm.

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Morning Prayer REGINA COELI: THE MEMORIAL OF THE RESURRECTION

All

Queen of heaven, rejoice this day. Alleluia! He whom you were called to bear, Alleluia! As he promised has arisen. Alleluia! Pour for us, to God, your prayer. Alleluia!

All

Rejoice and be glad, O Virgin Mary. Alleluia! For the Lord has risen indeed. Alleluia!

All

Let us pray. O God, who by the resurrection of your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, brought joy to the whole world: grant that, aided by the prayers of his Mother, the Virgin Mary, we may know the joys of eternal life; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

THE PREPARATION

All

Stand

+ O Lord, open our lips And our mouth shall proclaim your praise. Blessèd are you, Lord our God, redeemer and king of all; to you be glory and praise for ever! From the waters of chaos you drew forth the world, and in your great love, fashioned us in your image. Now, through the deep waters of death you have brought your people to new birth by raising your Son to life in triumph. May we, the first-fruits of your new creation,

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rejoice in this new day you have made; may Christ your light ever dawn in our hearts as we offer you our sacrifice of thanks and praise, Father, Son and Holy Spirit: Blessed be God for ever!

All

Alleluia! Christ is risen indeed. O come, let us worship. Alleluia!

THE OPENING CANTICLE

Bow Arise

Stand

Either - THE EASTER ANTHEMS Christ our Passover has been sacrificed for us,* so let us celebrate the feast, All

Not with the old leaven of corruption and wickedness* but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth. Christ once more raised from the dead dies no more;* death has no more dominion over him.

All

In dying, he died to sin once and for all;* in living, he lives to God. See yourselves, therefore, as dead to sin* and alive to God in Jesus Christ our Lord.

All

Christ has been raised from the dead;* the first fruits of those who sleep. For since by one man came death,* by another has come also the resurrection of the dead,

All

For as in Adam all die,* even so in Christ shall all be made alive. from 1 Corinthians 6, Romans 6, & 1 Corinthians 15

All

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.

Bow

Arise

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Or - THE SONG OF THE THREE Blessèd are you, the God of our forebears,* worthy to be praised and exalted for ever. All

Blessèd is your holy and glorious name,* worthy to be praised and exalted for ever. Blessèd are you, glorious in your holy temple,* worthy to be praised and exalted for ever.

All

Blessèd are you who behold the depths,* worthy to be praised and exalted for ever. Blessed are you, enthroned on the cherubim,* worthy to be praised and exalted for ever.

All

Blessed are you on the throne of your kingdom,* worthy to be praised and exalted for ever. Blessed are you in the heights of heaven,* worthy to be praised and exalted for ever.

All

Bless the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit,* worthy to be praised and exalted for ever. Song of the Three 29-34

All

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.

HYMN

Bow Arise

Stand A hymn may be sung or said.

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THE OPENING PRAYER

Stand

The night has passed and the day lies open before us; let us pray with one heart and mind:

Silence may be kept.

All

As we rejoice in the gift of this new day, so may the light of your presence, O God, set our hearts on fire with love for you; now and for ever. Amen.

THE PSALMS

Be seated The appointed psalm is announced. At the end of each psalm the psalm prayer is said by the officiant then:

All

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.

THE FIRST READING

Bow Arise

Be seated

The first reading is read from the Old Testament or the Apocrypha. Reader

A reading from ... Here ends the reading.

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THE SECOND CANTICLE

Stand

Either - A SONG OF GOD’S REIGN All

See what the Lord our God has done* and exalt him in the sight of the living. Blessèd be God, who lives for ever,* whose reign endures throughout all ages.

All

Declare God’s praise before the nations,* you who are the children of Israel. For if our God has scattered you among them,* there too has he shown you his greatness.

All

Exalt him in the sight of the living,* because he is our God and our Father for ever. Though God punishes you for your wickedness,* mercy will be shown to you all.

All

God will gather you from every nation,* from wherever you have been scattered. When you turn to the Lord with all your heart and soul,* God will hide his face from you no more.

All

See what the Lord has done for you* and give thanks with a loud voice. Praise the Lord of righteousness* and exalt the King of the ages. Tobit 13. 1-6

All

All

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. See what the Lord our God has done* and exalt him in the sight of the living.

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Or - THE SONG OF MOSES & MIRIAM All

In your unfailing love, O Lord,* you lead the people whom you have redeemed. I will sing to the Lord, who has triumphed gloriously;* the horse and his rider have been thrown into the sea.

All

The Lord is my strength and my song* and has become my salvation. This is my God whom I will praise* the God of my forebears whom I will exalt.

All

The Lord fights for his people,* the Lord is his name. Your right hand, O Lord, is glorious in power:* your right hand, O Lord, shatters the enemy.

All

At the blast of your nostrils, the sea covered them;* they sank as lead in the mighty waters. In your unfailing love, O Lord,* you lead the people whom you have redeemed.

All

And by your invincible strength* you will guide them to your holy dwelling. You will bring them in and plant them, O Lord,* in the sanctuary which your hands have established. Exodus 15. 1b-2, 6a, 11-12a, 13-18

All

All

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.

Bow Arise

In your unfailing love, O Lord,* you lead the people whom you have redeemed.

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THE SECOND READING

Be seated

The second reading is read from the New Testament. Reader

A reading from ... Here ends the reading.

RESPONSORY

Stand

All

Awake, O sleeper, and arise from the dead And Christ shall give you light.

All

You have died, and your life is hid with Christ in God. Awake, O sleeper, and arise from the dead.

All

Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on the earth. And Christ shall give you light.

All

When Christ our life appears you will appear with him in glory. Awake, O sleeper, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give you light.

THE GOSPEL CANTICLE - BENEDICTUS All

Alleluia! Christ is risen from the dead;* by his death he has trampled down death and through the grave all life has been set free. Alleluia!

+ Blessèd are you, Lord, the God of Israel,* you have come to your people and set them free.

All

You have raised up for us a mighty Saviour,* born of the house of your servant, David.

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Through your holy prophets, you promised of old* to save us from our enemies, from the hands of all who hate us, All

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,

All

All

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, All

To shine on those who dwell in darkness and the shadow of death,* and to guide our feet into the way of peace. Luke 1.68 -79

All

All

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.

Bow Arise

Alleluia! Christ is risen from the dead;* by his death he has trampled down death and through the grave all life has been set free. Alleluia!

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THE PRAYERS

Kneel or stand The Kyries may be used as responses to intercession. A time of silent prayer may be kept. For … (Here a petition or intention is given.)

All

Lord have mercy. Lord have mercy.

All

For … (Here a petition or intention is given.) Christ have mercy. Christ have mercy. For … (Here a petition or intention is given.)

All

Lord have mercy. Lord have mercy.

THE COLLECT OF THE DAY Then shall follow the Collect of the day. Let us pray… All

Amen.

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Kneel or stand


THE LORD’S PRAYER

Kneel or stand

Rejoicing in God’ new creation, let us pray as our Redeemer has taught us:

All

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.

A READING FROM THE LIVES OF THE SAINTS

Be seated

A non-scriptural reading may be read from the lives of the Saints or the Tradition of the Church.

THE BLESSING

Kneel or stand

All

+May the risen Christ grant us the joy of eternal life. Amen.

All

Let us bless the Lord. Thanks be to God. Alleluia! Alleluia!

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You are welcome to take this booklet away with you to aid your own prayers.

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Evening Prayer REGINA COELI: THE MEMORIAL OF THE RESURRECTION

All

Stand

Queen of heaven, rejoice this day. Alleluia! He whom you were called to bear, Alleluia! As he promised has arisen. Alleluia! Pour for us, to God, your prayer. Alleluia!

All

Rejoice and be glad, O Virgin Mary. Alleluia! For the Lord has risen indeed. Alleluia!

All

Let us pray. O God, who by the resurrection of your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, brought joy to the whole world: grant that, aided by the prayers of his Mother, the Virgin Mary, we may know the joys of eternal life; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

THE BLESSING OF THE LIGHT

Stand

The altar candles are lit immediately before this prayer. You, O Lord, are my lamp; you turn our darkness into light All

+The light and peace of Jesus Christ be with you all And also with you.

All

Let us give thanks to the Lord our God Who is worthy of all thanksgiving and praise. Blessèd are you, Sovereign God, Shepherd of your pilgrim people: their pillar of cloud by day, their pillar of fire by night. MORNING PRAYER | 15


All

Stir up in us the fire of your love which shone forth from your Son enthroned on the cross, that we may be cleansed of all our sins and be made ready to come into your presence, Father, Son and Holy Spirit: Blessèd be God for ever!

Bow Arise

HYMN

A SONG OF THE LIGHT

Stand

This hymn may be said, or a version of it may be sung, or another suitable hymn. All

O joyful light, from the pure glory of the eternal heavenly Father,* O holy, blessèd Jesus Christ.

As we come to the setting of the sun* and see the evening light, We give thanks and praise to the Father and to the Son* and to the Holy Spirit of God.

Bow Arise

Worthy are you at all times to be sung with holy voices, O Son of God, O Giver of life,* and to be glorified through all creation.

THE OPENING PRAYER

All

As our evening prayer rises 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. Amen.

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Stand


PSALMS

Be seated The appointed psalm is announced. At the end of each psalm the psalm prayer is said by the officiant then:

All

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.

THE FIRST READING

Bow Arise

Be seated

The first reading is read from the Old Testament or the Apocrypha. Reader

A reading from ... Here ends the reading.

THE SECOND CANTICLE

Stand

Either: A SONG OF THE HEAVENLY CITY All

By the river stood the tree of life,* with healing for all the nations. I saw no temple in the city,* for its temple is the Lord God the Almighty and the Lamb.

All

And the city has no need of sun or moon to shine upon it,* for the glory of God is its light, and its lamp is the Lamb. By its light the nations shall walk,* and the rulers of the earth shall bring their glory.

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All

Its gates shall never be shut by day, nor shall there be any night;* they shall bring into it the glory and honour of the nations. I saw the river of the water of life, bright as crystal,* flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb.

All

And either side of the river stood the tree of life, yielding its fruit each month,* and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. The throne of God and of the Lamb shall be there, and his servants shall worship him;* and they shall see God’s face and his name shall be on their foreheads.

All

To the One who sits on the throne and to the Lamb* be blessing and honour and glory and might, for ever and ever. Amen.

All

By the river stood the tree of life,* with healing for all the nations.

From Revelation 21 & 22

Or: A SONG OF FAITH

All

God raised Christ from the dead,* the Lamb without spot or stain. Blessèd be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,* who in his great mercy gave us a new birth as his children.

All

He has raised Jesus Christ from the dead,* so that we have a sure hope in him. We have the promise of an inheritance that can never be spoilt,* because it is kept for us in heaven.

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All

The ransom that was paid to free us* was not paid in silver or gold, But in the precious blood of Christ,* the Lamb without spot or stain.

All

All All

God raised him from the dead and gave him glory* so that we might have faith and hope in God. 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.

Bow

Arise

God raised Christ from the dead,* the Lamb without spot or stain.

THE SECOND READING

Be seated

The second reading is read from the New Testament. Reader

A reading from ... Here ends the reading.

A REPSONSORY

All

All

All

Stand

The Lord is my light and my salvation; the Lord is the strength of my life. The Lord is my light and my salvation; the Lord is the strength of my life. The light shines in the darkness and the darkness has not overcome it. The Lord is the strength of my life. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. The Lord is my light and my salvation; the Lord is the strength of my life.

Bow Arise

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THE GOSPEL CANTICLE - THE SONG OF MARY All

Stand

Alleluia! Mary of Magdala said to the disciples, I have seen the Lord! The Lord is risen indeed! Alleluia! + My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord,* my spirit rejoices in God my Saviour,

All

For you, Lord, have looked with favour on your lowly servant.* From this day all generations will call me blessèd: You, the Almighty, have done great things for me* and holy is your name.

All

Bow

You have mercy on those who fear you,* from generation to generation. You have shown strength with your arm* and scattered the proud in their conceit,

All

Casting down the mighty from their thrones* and lifting up the lowly. You have filled the hungry with good things* and sent the rich away empty.

All

You have come to the aid of your servant, Israel,* to remember the promise of mercy, The promise made to our forebears,* to Abraham and his children for ever. Luke 1.46-55

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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! Mary of Magdala said to the disciples, I have seen the Lord! The Lord is risen indeed! Alleluia!

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Bow Arise


THE PRAYERS

Kneel or stand The Kyries may be used as responses to intercession. A time of silent prayer may be kept. For … (Here a petition or intention is given.)

All

Lord have mercy. Lord have mercy. For … (Here a petition or intention is given.)

All

Christ have mercy. Christ have mercy. For … (Here a petition or intention is given.)

All

Lord have mercy. Lord have mercy.

THE COLLECT OF THE DAY

Kneel or stand

Then shall follow the Collect of the day. Let us pray… All

Amen.

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THE LORD’S PRAYER

Kneel or stand

Rejoicing in God’s new creation, let us pray as our Redeemer has taught us:

All

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.

A READING FROM THE LIVES OF THE SAINTS

Be seated

A non-scriptural reading may be read from the lives of the Saints or the Tradition of the Church.

THE BLESSING

Kneel or stand

All

+May the risen Christ grant us the joy of eternal life. Amen.

All

Let us bless the Lord. Thanks be to God. Alleluia! Alleluia!

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You are welcome to take this booklet away with you to aid your own prayers.

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CLERGY

PARISH STAFF

Rector: Father Mark Greenaway-Robbins rector@stjames.bc.ca / 778-316-7941 Days off: Friday & Saturday

Office Managers: Linda Adams: Mon – Wed, 9:00 am-4:00 pm Deanna Ferguson: Thu – Sat, 9:00 am-4:00 pm

Deacon: Mother Joyce Locht joyce.locht@gmail.com

Street Outreach: Father Matthew Johnson streetoutreachinitiative@gmail.com

Custodial Staff: Art Cuthbertson: Mon-Thu, 9:00 am-2:00 pm 604-329-7567 Darren Campbell: Sat, 7:00 am-1:00 pm, Sun, 7-10 am

604-685-7522 (non-emergency #) Days off: Monday & Saturday Honorary Assistants: Mother Alexis Saunders, Priest Sister Mary Christian Cross, Deacon

Organist & Choirmaster: Gerald Harder Assistant Organist: Bruce McKenzie

CLERGY AVAILABILITY

PARISH OFFICERS

Clergy may be contacted through the Office: 604-685-2532 For immediate contact or within a few hours please contact the Rector on his cell phone at: Father Mark Greenaway-Robbins: 778-316-7941 You may need to leave a message if we are engaged in a pastoral matter and we will promptly return urgent calls. We seek to be available to all in any circumstances and encourage you to contact us and request an opportunity for a pastoral appointment. For pastoral care and support you may also contact our Pastoral Care Ministry Coordinator: joyce.locht@gmail.com | Joyce Locht 604-614-9915

Rector’s Warden: Brian Rocksborough-Smith 604-291-9852 wardens@stjames.bc.ca People’s Warden: Reece Wrightman 604-872-4129 wardens@stjames.bc.ca Associate Warden: Betty Carlson 604-522-4412 wardens@stjames.bc.ca Trustee: Leslie Arnovick Trustee: Graham Murchie Trustee: Pat McSherry Treasurer: Rhodri Windsor-Liscombe Envelope Secretary: Philip Green Parish Privacy Officer & Vestry Clerk: Linda Adams Archivist: Paul Stanwood PARISH COUNCIL Chair: Jenny Scott Secretary: Tracy Russell

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