Greek Church Bristol

Prayers & Psalms

The Nicene Creed▼ ▲

I believe in one God, Father Almighty, Creator of
heaven and earth, and of all things visible and invisible.
And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only-begotten Son of
God, begotten of the Father before all ages;
Light of Light, true God of true God, begotten,
not created, of one essence with the Father
through Whom all things were made.
Who for us men and for our salvation
came down from heaven and was incarnate
of the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary and became man.
He was crucified for us under Pontius Pilate,
and suffered and was buried;
And He rose on the third day,
according to the Scriptures.
He ascended into heaven
and is seated at the right hand of the Father;
And He will come again with glory to judge the living
and dead. His kingdom shall have no end.
And in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the Creator of life,
Who proceeds from the Father, Who together with the
Father and the Son is worshipped and glorified, Who
spoke through the prophets.
In one, holy, catholic, and apostolic Church.
I confess one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.
I look for the resurrection of the dead,
and the life of the age to come.
Amen.

The Doxology▼ ▲

Glory to God in the highest,
And on earth peace,
Goodwill among men.

We praise you, we bless you,
We worship you, we glorify you,
We thank you for your great glory.

Lord, King, God of heaven, Father, Almighty,
Lord, only-begotten Son, Jesus Christ,
And Holy Spirit.

Lord God, Lamb of God, Son of the Father,
Who take away the sin of the world, have mercy on us,
You take away the sins of the world.

Receive our prayer, you who sit at the right hand of the Father,
And have mercy on us.
For you alone are Holy, you alone are Lord,
Jesus Christ, to the glory of God the Father. Amen.

Every evening I will bless you,
And praise your name for ever and to the ages of ages.
I said: Lord, have mercy on me
Heal my soul, for I have sinned against you.
Lord, I have run to you for refuge,
Teach me to do your will for you are my God.
For with you is the source of life,
And in your light we shall see light.
Continue your mercy towards those who know you.

Grant, Lord, this night to keep us without sin.
Blessed are you, Lord, the God of our fathers,
And praised and glorified is your name to the ages. Amen.
May your mercy, Lord, be upon us, as we have put our hope in you.
Blessed are you, Lord, teach me your statutes.
Blessed are you, Master, make me understand your statutes.
Blessed are you, Holy One, enlighten me with your statutes.
Lord, your mercy is for ever, do not scorn the work of your hands.
To you praise is due,
To you song is due,
To you glory is due,
Father, Son and Holy Spirit
Now and for ever, and to the ages of ages. Amen.

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.
Amen

Prayer to the Most Holy Mother of God▼ ▲

All my hope I place in you, Mother of God,
Guard me under your protection.

Because of you, O Full of grace, all creation rejoices,
The ranks of Angels and the human race.
Hallowed Temple and spiritual Paradise, pride of Virgins,
From you God was incarnate
And he, who is our God before the ages, became a little child.
For he made your womb a throne,
And caused it to become wider than the heavens.
Because of you, O Full of grace, all creation rejoices, glory to you.

To you, my Champion and Commander, I your city,
Saved from disasters, dedicate, O Mother of God,
Hymns of victory and thanksgiving,
But as you have unassailable might,
From every kind of danger now deliver me,
That I may cry to you:
Hail, Bride without bridegroom!

Prayer to the Guardian Angel▼ ▲

Holy Angel, overseer of my wretched soul and miserable life,
Do not abandon me a sinner,
Do not desert me because of my inconstancy.
Leave no place for the evil demon to obtain dominion over me
By gaining control of this mortal body.
Strengthen my wretched and feeble hand
And guide me into the way of salvation.
Yes, holy Angel of God,
Guardian and protector of my wretched soul and body,
Pardon me all the things by which I have distressed you all the days of my life,
And whatever sins I have committed to-day.
Shelter me in the coming night,
And protect me from every abuse of the adversary,
That I may not anger my God by any sin,
And intercede for me to the Lord to strengthen me in his fear,
And show me to be a worthy servant of his goodness. Amen.

Morning Prayer▼ ▲

In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Heavenly King, Advocate, Spirit of Truth, present everywhere, filling all things, Treasury of Blessings and Giver of Life, come and dwell with us, cleanse us from every stain, and, O Good One, save our souls.
Holy God, Holy Strong, Holy Immortal, have mercy on us. (3 times)
Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, both now and forever, and to the ages of ages. Amen.
All-holly Trinity, have mercy on us. Lord, cleanse us from our sins. Master, pardon our iniquities. Holy One, visit and heal our infirmities for your name’s sake.
Lord, have mercy. (3 times)
Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, both now and forever, and to the ages of ages. Amen.

Before the meal▼ ▲

Christ God, bless the food and drink of your servants, for you are holy, always, now and for ever, and to the ages of ages.
Amen.

Days of Lent▼ ▲

Wednesday & Friday – all year

Easter Lent – 7 weeks until Easter Sunday
25th of March – fish allowed
Palm Sunday – fish allowed

Holy Apostles – Monday after All Saints Sunday until 28th of June - fish allowed

Dormittion of the Theotokos – 1st until 14th of August
6th of August Holy Transfiguration – fish allowed

Christmas 15th of November until 24th of December – fish allowed

Strict Lent:
5th of January – Eve of Epiphany
29th of August – Beheading of the Holy Glorious Prophet Baptist John
14th of September – Elevation of the Holy Cross
24th of December – Eve of Nativity

Psalm 50▼ ▲

Have mercy on me, O God,
In accordance with your great mercy.
According to the multitude of your compassion
Blot out my offence.

Wash me thoroughly from my wickedness,
And cleanse me from my sin.
For I acknowledge my wickedness,
And my sin is ever before me.

Against you alone I have sinned
And done what is evil in your sight,
That you may be justified in your words,
And prevail when you are judged.

For see, in wickedness I was conceived
And in sin my mother bore me.
For see, you have loved truth,
You have shown me the hidden and secret things of your wisdom.

You will sprinkle me with hyssop,
And I shall be cleansed.
You will wash me,
And I shall be made whiter than snow.

You will make me hear of joy and gladness,
The bones which have been humbled will rejoice.
Turn away your face from my sins
And blot out all my iniquities.

Create a clean heart in me, O God,
And renew a right Spirit within me.
Do not cast me out from your presence,
And do not take your Holy Spirit from me.

Give me back the joy of your salvation,
And establish me with your sovereign Spirit.
I will teach transgressors your ways,
And sinners will turn to you again.

O God, the God of my salvation, deliver me from bloodshed
And my tongue will rejoice at your justice.
Lord, you will open my lips,
And my mouth will proclaim your praise.

For if you had wanted a sacrifice, I would have given it.
You will not take pleasure in burnt offerings.
A sacrifice to God is a broken spirit.
A broken and a humbled hear God will not despise.

Do good to Sion, Lord, in your good pleasure,
And let the walls of Jerusalem be rebuilt.
Then you will be well pleased with a sacrifice of righteousness,
Oblation and whole burnt offerings.
Then they will offer calves upon you altar.

Psalm 142▼ ▲

Lord, hear my prayer,
In your truth give ear to my petition,
And in your justice hear me.

Do not enter into judgement with your servant,
For in your sight no one can living be justified.

For the enemy has pursued my soul,
Humbled my life to the ground.

He has made me dwell in darkness, like those forever dead.
Therefore my spirit has grown faint,
And my heart has been troubled within me.

I remembered the days of old,
I meditated on all your words,
I considered the works of your hands.

I stretched out my hands towards you,
My soul yearned for you like a thirsty land.

Be swift to hear me, Lord,
For my spirit has failed.

Do not turn your face from me,
Or I shall be like those who go down to the Pit.

Let me hear of your mercy in the morning,
For in you I have hoped.

Show me the way that I should go,
For to you I have lifted up my soul.

Deliver me from my enemies, Lord, for I have run to you for shelter.
Teach me to do your will, for you are my God.

Your good Spirit will lead me in an upright land.
For your name’s sake, O Lord, you will give me life.

In your justice you will bring my soul out of trouble.
In you mercy you will slay my enemies,
And destroy all those that vex my soul, for I am your servant.

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