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 We light the Evening Vesper Candle and say or sing:

Light and peace in Jesus Christ our Love!

~Thanks be to God!


Sunday Evening Hymn

O radiant Light, O Sun divine, Of God the Abba’s deathless face,

O image of the Light sublime that fills the heavenly dwelling place.


O Word of God, the Source of Life, Praise is your due by night and day.

Our happy lips must raise the strain of your esteemed and splendid Name.


O Jesus Christ as daylight fades, as shine the lights of eventide,

We praise the Abba with the Word, the Spirit blest and with them one.

Text: Phos Hilaron, transl. WG Storey; Tune: JESU DULCIS MEMORIA LM


 Thanksgiving for the Light

Let us give thanks to the God of Light, always and for everything.

~In the name of our Lord, Jesus Christ.


Praised be Adonai our God, Ruler of the Universe,

who led our ancestors in the faith by a pillar of cloud by day and a pillar of fire by night, and prepared a lamp for the Anointed.  Light up our darkness, O God, by the light of your Christ; may his word be a lamp to our feet and a light to our path,

for you are full of loving kindness for your whole creation and we, your creatures glorify you: Abba, Word and Holy Breath of Love, now and forever.  Amen, Amen!






Great are the works of Adonai,

to be pondered by all who love them.

 Psalm 110/111

I will thank Adonai with all my heart

wherever the just meet or assemble.

Great are your works O my God;

a delight to explore and ponder.


Your creation is majestic and glorious

Your justice remains forever.

Who can forget your wonders!

filled with compassion and love!


You give food  to all the faithful,

ever-mindful of your sacred covenant.

You revealed your strength to this people

by giving them land among the nations.


You rule with justice and truth;

Your decrees are helpful and certain;

each law reveals you can be trusted

and can be lived with faith and assurance.


Adonai has delivered this people

and established a covenant for ever.

Your holy Name fills us with awe!


Reverence for the Holy One is the beginning of wisdom,

wise are those who know how to live it!

Praise Adonai forever!


Glory to the ONE and to the WORD

And to the BREATH of Love!

As always before,

so now and evermore.  Amen

Great are the works of Adonai,

to be pondered by all who love them.

READING           ROMANS 6: 3-5

Are you unaware that we who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? We were indeed buried with him through baptism into death, so that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Abba, we too might live in newness of life. For if we have grown into union with him through a death like his, we shall also be united with him in the resurrection.


R. Baptized into union with Christ, we have all put on Christ like a garment * we are all one person in Christ Jesus our Love.  V. There is no such thing as Jew and Greek, slave and free, male and female *We are all one person in Christ Jesus our Love. V. Glory to the Abba and to the Word and to the Holy Breath of Love.


New Testament Canticle


Where two or three gather together to meet in my name,

I am there in their midst.


Salvation and glory and power

belong to our God, alleluia!

God’s judgments are true and just.

R.  Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

Praise our God

all you servants, alleluia!

Those reverencing with awe,

both small and great.

R.  Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

Adonai our God,

the Almighty reigns, alleluia!

Let us rejoice and exult,

giving God the glory.

R.  Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

The marriage of the Lamb has come,

And his bride has made herself ready.

She has been given for her clothing,

fine linen, glistening and pure.

R.  Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

Glory to the Abba and the Word,

and the Holy Breath

As always before,

so now and evermore. Amen!


Where two or three gather together to meet in my name,

I am there in their midst.


Litany of Intercession

That all who have been called and gifted to follow Christ may be ambassadors of reconciliation, forgiving each other and working for the reconciliation of all who are in conflict, let us pray… Hear us O God.


That we may listen today and hear God’s voice call us from hardness of heart to compassion and joy,  let us pray…~ Hear us O God.


For those suffering from the spread of Ebola in Africa and for those who are risking their own health to stop it , let us pray… ~ Hear us O God.


For those oppressed by racism, sexism, and classism and for those who are working to dismantle the structures and institutions that keep people from freedom and flourishing, let us pray… ~ Hear us O God.


That the sacredness of all life and the rights of all human and all earthly beings may be upheld in the hearts and in the laws of all peoples and nations, let us pray…

~ Hear us O God.


Prayer of Jesus

Our Father …


Closing Prayer & Blessing

O Holy One, Source, Guide and Goal of all that is, You sent Jesus to proclaim forgiveness and to announce a new way of living in the world.  Through his example and preaching, make us ambassadors of forgiveness and reconciliation and thus prepare the way for your reign on Earth as it is in heaven where yours is the power and glory of love now and forever.  Amen.


May the Spirit of God + kindle in our hearts the love of God and neighbor that is the fulfillment of the law.  ~Amen 


Let us bless Adonai.    ~Thanks be to God.



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Those who wish may end evening prayer with the Salve Regina

Marian Antiphon

Salve Regina, Mater misericordiae, Vita dulcedo et Spes nostra, salve!

Ad te clamamus, exsules filii Evae; Ad te suspiramus, gementes et flentes in hac lacrimarum vale. Eia, ergo, Advocata nostra, illos tuos misericordes oculos, ad nos converte; et Jesum benedictum fructum ventris tui, nobis, post hoc exilium ostende.  O Clemens, O Pia, O Dulcis Virgo Maria!


Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God;

~ That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.


Let us pray.  Holy, Mighty and Immortal God, through the working of the Holy Spirit, you prepared the body and soul of the glorious virgin Mother Mary, as a worthy dwelling for your Word; grant that we, who celebrate her memory each evening, may with the help of her prayers, be freed from ever-present evil, and come to share the fulness of life eternal.   Amen.