Blessed is the man Who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, Nor stands in the path of sinners, Nor sits in the seat of the scornful; (2)
But his delight is in the law of the LORD, And in His law he meditates day and night. (3)
He shall be like a tree Planted by the rivers of water, That brings forth its fruit in its season, Whose leaf also shall not wither; And whatever he does shall prosper. (4)
The ungodly are not so, But are like the chaff which the wind drives away. (5)
Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, Nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous. (6)
For the LORD knows the way of the righteous, But the way of the ungodly shall perish.Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be forever. Amen.
Why do the nations rage, And the people plot a vain thing? (2)
The kings of the earth set themselves, And the rulers take counsel together, Against the LORD and against His Anointed, saying, (3)
Let us break Their bonds in pieces And cast away Their cords from us.' (4)
He who sits in the heavens shall laugh; The LORD shall hold them in derision. (5)
Then He shall speak to them in His wrath, And distress them in His deep displeasure: (6)
Yet I have set My King On My holy hill of Zion.' (7)
I will declare the decree: The LORD has said to Me, 'You are My Son, Today I have begotten You. (8)
Ask of Me, and I will give You The nations for Your inheritance, And the ends of the earth for Your possession. (9)
You shall break them with a rod of iron; You shall dash them to pieces like a potter's vessel.' ' (10)
Now therefore, be wise, O kings; Be instructed, you judges of the earth. (11)
Serve the LORD with fear, And rejoice with trembling. (12)
Kiss the Son, lest He be angry, And you perish in the way, When His wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all those who put their trust in Him.Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be forever. Amen.
LORD, how they have increased who trouble me! Many are they who rise up against me. (2)
Many are they who say of me, 'There is no help for him in God.' Selah (3)
But You, O LORD, are a shield for me, My glory and the One who lifts up my head. (4)
I cried to the LORD with my voice, And He heard me from His holy hill. Selah (5)
I lay down and slept; I awoke, for the LORD sustained me. (6)
I will not be afraid of ten thousands of people Who have set themselves against me all around. (7)
Arise, O LORD; Save me, O my God! For You have struck all my enemies on the cheekbone; You have broken the teeth of the ungodly. (8)
Salvation belongs to the LORD. Your blessing is upon Your people. SelahGlory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be forever. Amen.
This is the history of the heavens and the earth when they were created, in the day that the LORD God made the earth and the heavens, (5)
before any plant of the field was in the earth and before any herb of the field had grown. For the LORD God had not caused it to rain on the earth, and there was no man to till the ground; (6)
but a mist went up from the earth and watered the whole face of the ground. (7)
And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being. (8)
The LORD God planted a garden eastward in Eden, and there He put the man whom He had formed. (9)
And out of the ground the LORD God made every tree grow that is pleasant to the sight and good for food. The tree of life was also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. (10)
Now a river went out of Eden to water the garden, and from there it parted and became four riverheads. (11)
The name of the first is Pishon; it is the one which skirts the whole land of Havilah, where there is gold. (12)
And the gold of that land is good. Bdellium and the onyx stone are there. (13)
The name of the second river is Gihon; it is the one which goes around the whole land of Cush. (14)
The name of the third river is Hiddekel; it is the one which goes toward the east of Assyria. The fourth river is the Euphrates. (15)
Then the LORD God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to tend and keep it. (16)
And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, 'Of every tree of the garden you may freely eat; (17)
but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die.' (18)
And the LORD God said, 'It is not good that man should be alone; I will make him a helper comparable to him.' (19)
Out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field and every bird of the air, and brought them to Adam to see what he would call them. And whatever Adam called each living creature, that was its name. (20)
So Adam gave names to all cattle, to the birds of the air, and to every beast of the field. But for Adam there was not found a helper comparable to him. (21)
And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall on Adam, and he slept; and He took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh in its place. (22)
Then the rib which the LORD God had taken from man He made into a woman, and He brought her to the man. (23)
And Adam said: 'This is now bone of my bones And flesh of my flesh; She shall be called Woman, Because she was taken out of Man.' (24)
Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh. (25)
And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed. The Word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.
God, who at various times and in various ways spoke in time past to the fathers by the prophets, (2)
has in these last days spoken to us by His Son, whom He has appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the worlds; (3)
who being the brightness of His glory and the express image of His person, and upholding all things by the word of His power, when He had by Himself purged our sins, sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high, (4)
having become so much better than the angels, as He has by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they. (5)
For to which of the angels did He ever say: 'You are My Son, Today I have begotten You'? And again: 'I will be to Him a Father, And He shall be to Me a Son'? (6)
But when He again brings the firstborn into the world, He says: 'Let all the angels of God worship Him.' (7)
And of the angels He says: 'Who makes His angels spirits And His ministers a flame of fire.' (8)
But to the Son He says: 'Your throne, O God, is forever and ever; A scepter of righteousness is the scepter of Your Kingdom. (9)
You have loved righteousness and hated lawlessness; Therefore God, Your God, has anointed You With the oil of gladness more than Your companions.' (10)
And: 'You, LORD, in the beginning laid the foundation of the earth, And the heavens are the work of Your hands. (11)
They will perish, but You remain; And they will all grow old like a garment; (12)
Like a cloak You will fold them up, And they will be changed. But You are the same, And Your years will not fail.' (13)
But to which of the angels has He ever said: 'Sit at My right hand, Till I make Your enemies Your footstool'? (14)
Are they not all ministering spirits sent forth to minister for those who will inherit salvation? The Word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. (2)
He was in the beginning with God. (3)
All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made. (4)
In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. (5)
And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it. (6)
There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. (7)
This man came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all through him might believe. (8)
He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light. (9)
That was the true Light which gives light to every man coming into the world. (10)
He was in the world, and the world was made through Him, and the world did not know Him. (11)
He came to His own, and His own did not receive Him. (12)
But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name: (13)
who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. (14)
And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth. (15)
John bore witness of Him and cried out, saying, 'This was He of whom I said, 'He who comes after me is preferred before me, for He was before me.' ' (16)
And of His fullness we have all received, and grace for grace. (17)
For the law was given through Moses, but grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. (18)
No one has seen God at any time. The only begotten Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, He has declared Him. The Gospel of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.Canticles can be prayed or sung after each reading or after all readings.
19 The Song of the Redeemed       Magna et mirabilia
O ruler of the universe, Lord God,
great deeds are they that you have done, *
surpassing human understanding.
Your ways are ways of righteousness and truth, *
O King of all the ages.
Who can fail to do you homage, Lord,
and sing the praises of your Name? *
for you only are the Holy One.
All nations will draw near
and fall down before you, *
because your just and holy works have been revealed.
Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit: *as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be forever. Amen.
9 The First Song of Isaiah       Kyrie Pantokrator
Surely, it is God who saves me; *
I will trust in him and not be afraid.
For the Lord is my stronghold
and my sure defense, *
and he will be my Savior.
Therefore you shall draw water with rejoicing *
from the springs of salvation.
And on that day you shall say, *
Give thanks to the Lord and call upon his Name;
Make his deeds known among the peoples; *
see that they remember that his Name is exalted.
Sing the praises of the Lord,
for he has done great things, *
and this is known in all the world.
Cry aloud, inhabitants of Zion, ring out your joy, *
for the great one in the midst of you is the Holy One of Israel.
Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit: *as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be forever. Amen.
The Apostles' Creed *Officiant and People together, all standing
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 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. The Prayers *The People stand or kneel Officiant :
The Lord be with you.People :
And with your Spirit.Officiant :
Let us pray.
The Lord's Prayer
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.
For thine is the kingdom, and the power,
and the glory,forever and ever. Amen.
Then follows one of these sets of Suffrages
Show us your mercy, O Lord;
And grant us your salvation.
Clothe your ministers with righteousness;
Let your people sing with joy.
Give peace, O Lord, in all the world;
For only in you can we live in safety.
Lord, keep this nation under your care;
And guide us in the way of justice and truth.
Let your way be known upon earth;
Your saving health among all nations.
Let not the needy, O Lord, be forgotten;
Nor the hope of the poor be taken away.
Create in us clean hearts, O God;
And sustain us by your Holy Spirit.
Save your people, Lord, and bless your inheritance;
Govern and uphold them, now and always.
Day by day we bless you;
We praise your name forever.
Lord, keep us from all sin today;
Have mercy on us, Lord, have mercy.
Lord, show us your love and mercy;
For we put our trust in you.
In you, Lord, is our hope;
And we shall never hope in vain.
The Collect of the Day: First Sunday after the Epiphany: The Baptism of our Lord
Father in heaven, who at the baptism of Jesus in the River
Jordan proclaimed him your beloved Son and anointed him
with the Holy Spirit: Grant that all who are baptized into his
Name may keep the covenant they have made, and boldly
confess him as Lord and Savior; who with you and the Holy
Spirit lives and reigns, one God, in glory everlasting. Amen.
The Collect of the Day: A Collect for the Renewal of Life (Monday)
O God, the King eternal, whose light divides the day from the
night and turns the shadow of death into the morning: Drive
far from us all wrong desires, incline our hearts to keep your
law, and guide our feet into the way of peace; that, having
done your will with cheerfulness while it was day, we may,
when night comes, rejoice to give you thanks; through Jesus
Christ our Lord. Amen.A Prayer for Mission:
Almighty and everlasting God, by whose Spirit the whole body of your faithful people is governed and sanctified: Receive our supplications and prayers which we offer before you for all members of your holy Church, that in their vocation and ministry they may truly and devoutly serve you; through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen.
A Time for Personal Prayers Authorized intercessions and thanksgivings may follow.
Consider praying for yourself, your family and friends, lay your burdens on Jesus Christ, intercede for those hurting, pray in tongues when you lack the words.
Before the close of the Office, one or both of the prayers below may be used
The General Thanksgiving
Officiant and People
Almighty God, Father of all mercies, we your unworthy servants give you humble thanks for all your goodness and loving-kindness to us and to all whom you have made. We bless you for our creation, preservation, and all the blessings of this life; but above all for your immeasurable love in the redemption of the world by our Lord Jesus Christ; for the means of grace, and for the hope of glory.
And, we pray, give us such an awareness of your mercies, that with truly thankful hearts we may show forth your praise, not only with our lips, but in our lives, by giving up ourselves to your service, and by walking before you in holiness and righteousness all our days; through Jesus Christ our Lord, to whom, with you and the Holy Spirit, be honor and glory throughout all ages. Amen.
A Prayer of St. Chrysostom
Almighty God, you have given us grace at this time with one accord to make our common supplication to you; and you have promised through your well-beloved Son that when two or three are gathered together in his Name you will be in the midst of them: Fulfill now, O Lord, our desires and petitions as may be best for us; granting us in this world knowledge of your truth, and in the age to come life everlasting. Amen.
Then may be said The Officiant may then conclude with one of the following
Let us bless the Lord.
Thanks be to God
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. 2 Corinthians 13:14 ---or---
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---or---
Glory to God whose power, working in us, can do infinitely more than we can ask or imagine: Glory to him from
generation to generation in the Church, and in Christ Jesus forever and ever. Amen. Ephesians 3:20,21This concludes the Daily Morning Prayer, Go in Peace to Love and Serve the Lord