OFFICE OF THE DEAD
Evening Prayer I
L:God Come to my assistance,
P: O Lord make haste to help me
All: May flights of angels lead you on your way to paradise,
And heaven’s eternal eternal day! May martyrs greet you after
Death’s dark night and bid you enter into Zion’s light
May choirs of angels sing you to your rest with once poor
Laz’rus, now forever blest
Leader: I an the bread of light, he who comes to me shall not
hunger, he who shall believe in me shall not thirst.
No one can come to me unless the father draw him
And I will raise him up,
And I will raise him up
And I will raise him up on the last day
Leader: yes, Lord I Believe that you are the Christ
The son of God
The son of god who came into the world
Leader: I am the way and the truth; I am the life.
No one comes to the Father,
Except he come through me, except he come to me
Leader: Ant. 1 The lord will keep you from evil. He will guard
Leader: I lift up my eyes to the mountains:
From where shall come to my help
My help shall come from the Lord
Who made the heaven and the earth
All: May he never allow me to stumble!
Let him sleep not, your guards
No, he sleeps not nor slumbers
Leader: The Lord is your guard and your shade;
At your right hand he stands:
By day the sun shall not smite you nor
The moon in the night
All: The lord will guard you from evil, He will guard you soul.
The lord will guard your going and coming
Both now and forever.
Leader: Glory be to the father to the son to the holy spirit
All: As it was in the beginning now and will be forever
All: Ant. 1: The lord will keep you from evil. He will guard your soul
Leader: Ant. 2 If you kept a record of our sins, Lord, who could escape condemnation?
Leader: Out of the depths I cry to you, O Lord,
Lord hear my voice!
O let your ears be attentive
To the voice of my pleading
All: If you O Lord, should mark our guilt,
Lord who would survive?
But with you is found forgiveness:
For this we revere you.
Leader: My soul is waiting for the Lord,
I count on his word.
My soul is longing for the lord
More than the watchman for daybreak
And Israel on the Lord
All: Because With the lord there is mercy
And fullness of redemption
Israel indeed he will redeem
From all its iniquity.
Leader: Glory to the Father to the Son to the Holy Spirit
All: As it was in the beginning is now and will be forever
All: Ant. 2 If you kept a record of our sins who could escape condemnation?Leader: As the father raises the dead and gives them life, so the son gives life to whom he wills.
Canticle Philippians 2:6-11
Leader: Though he was in a form of God,
Jesus did not deem equality with God
Something to be grasped at
All: Rather, he emptied himself
And took a form of a slave
Being born in the likeness of men.
Leader: He was known to be of human estate,
And it was thus that he humbled himself,
Obediently accepting even death, Death on a cross!
All: Because this,
God greatly exalted him
And bestowed on him the name
Above every other name
Leader: So that at Jesus’ name
Every knee must bend
In the heavens, on the earth,
And under the earth
All: and every tongue proclaim
To the glory of God the Father:
JESUS CHRIST IS LORD!READING: 1 Corinthians 15:55-57
Reader: A Reading from the first letter of St. Paul to the Corinthians
O death where is your victory? O death where is your sting? But thanks to God who has given us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
The word of the Lord.
ALL: Thanks be to God!
Leader: In you, Lord is our hope. We shall never hope in vain
ALL: -in you Lord is our hope we shall never hope in vain
Leader: We shall never dance and rejoice in your mercy
ALL: - we shall never hope in vain
Leader: Glory to the Father, to the Son, to the Holy Spirit
-in you, Lord is our hope. We shall never hope in vain
Leader: Lord in your steadfast love give them eternal rest
ALL: Lord in your steadfast love give them eternal rest
Leader: You will judge the living and the dead
All : -Give them eternal rest
Leader: Glory to the Father, to the Son to the Holy Spirit
All: - in your steadfast love give them eternal rest
Canticle of Mary
Leader: Ant. All that the father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I shall not turn away
Leader: + My soul proclaims the goodness of the Lord,
My spirit rejoices in God my Savior for he has looked
With favor on lowly servant all generation will call me
Blessed: the almighty has done great things for me
Holy is his name
All: He has mercy on those who fear him in every
Leader: He has cast down the mighty from their thrones, and
He has lifted up the lowly
All: He has filled the hungry with good things, the rich
He sent away empty
Leader: He has come to the help of his servant Israel
For he has remembered his promise of mercy,
The promise he made to our fathers
To Abraham and to his children forever
All: Glory to the Father, to the Son, to the Holy Spirit
All: As it was in the beginning is now and will be forever
Leader: We acknowledge Christ the Lord through whom we hope
That our lowly bodies will be made like in his in glory,
And we say
Lord you are our life and resurrection
Leader: Christ Son of the living God, who raised up Lazarus,
Your friend from the dead
All: - raise up to life and glory of the dead whom you redeem
Leader: Christ consoler of those who mourn, you dried the
Tears of the family of Lazarus, of the widow’s son
And the daughter of Jairus,
All: comfort who mourn for the dead
Leader: Christ our savior, destroy the reign of sin in our earthly
Bodies, so that just as trough sin we deserve
All : -so through you we may gain eternal life
Leader: Christ Redeemer, look on those who have no hope
Because they do not know you
All -may they receive faith in the resurrection and in the life to
Leader: You reveled yourself to the blind man who begged for
The light of his eyes
All: -show you face to the dead who are deprived of your light
Leader: When at last our earthly home is dissolved
All: -give us a home, not earthly making but built of eternity in
Leader: Let us pray
Lord hear our prayers.
By raising your Son from the dead, you have given
Us faith. Strengthen our hope that N., our brother
(sister) will share in his resurrection
We ask this through our lord and savior Jesus Christ
Who lives and reigns with the Holy Spirit one God
Forever and ever.
Leader: let us pray
You are the glory of the believers
And the life of the just your son redeemed us by dying
And rising to life again. Our brother (sister) N. was
Faithful and believe in our own resurrection give to
Him (her) the joys and blessings of the life to come
We ask this through our lord Jesus Christ who lives
And reign with you and the holy spirit one God forever