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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


 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!






Adonai’s revelation to my Master:

“Sit on my right:  I will put all enmity beneath your feet.”


Psalm 109/110

Adonai, to the One who will reign:

“Come and be My companion;

We will undo selfishness and sin.”


The Spirit will bring from Zion

The power and strength to save:

Love changing foes into friends.


Precious from the day of your birth

on the holy mountain;

from the womb before the dawn I begot you.


The Promise holds true forever:

Your ministry is Loving-Kindness–

A priest like Melchizedek of old.


Companions of the Most High are ready

To liberate all who suffer from evil.


The One who calls us to justice

Invites us to join in the struggle:

Enlightening all who are unaware of the truth.


Drink from streams of Living Water,

Lift your head and celebrate the feast.


Glory to the ONE and to the WORD

And to the BREATH of Love!

As always before,

so now and evermore.  Amen

Adonai’s revelation to my Master:

“Sit on my right:  I will put all enmity beneath your feet.”


READING           Thessalonians 1:2-5

We give thanks to God always for all of you,
remembering you in our prayers,
unceasingly calling to mind your work of faith and labor of love
and endurance in hope of our Lord Jesus Christ,
before our God and Father,
knowing, brothers and sisters loved by God,
how you were chosen.
For our gospel did not come to you in word alone,
but also in power and in the Holy Spirit and with much conviction.



R.  Wherever we go we carry death in our body, the death that Jesus died, *that in this body also, life may reveal itself, the life that Jesus lives.  V. The One who raised Jesus to life will raise us also and bring us into God’s Presence *that in this body also, life may reveal itself, the life that Jesus lives. V. Glory to the Abba and the Word and the Breath of Love.


New Testament Canticle


Teacher, you are a truthful man
and you teach the way of God according to the truth.
Not concerned with opinions,
you are not impressed by anyone’s status.


Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

Salvation and glory and power

belong to our God, Alleluia!

God’s judgments are true and just. (R.)

Praise our God all you servants,


Those reverencing with awe,

both small and great.  (R.) 

Adonai our God,

the Almighty reigns, alleluia!

Let us rejoice and exult,

giving God the glory.  (R.)

The marriage of the Lamb has come, alleluia!

And his bride has made herself ready.

She has been given for her clothing, alleluia!

fine linen, glistening and pure.  (R.)

Glory to the One and to the Word, and the Breath of Love;

As always before, so now and evermore. Amen!


Teacher, you are a truthful man
and you teach the way of God according to the truth.
Not concerned with opinions,
you are not impressed by anyone’s status.





Litany of Intercession

For all those who labor in the vineyards, orchards, fields and farms, that each may receive a living wage and the joy of working with Mother Earth to nourish the life of all living things,  Love, in your mercy, hear our prayer.


For all who search for work, especially those forced by unjust legal and economic systems to leave their native lands in order to provide for their families,  Love, in your mercy, hear our prayer.


For all those who have asked for our prayers and those for whom we have promised to pray, Love in your mercy, hear our prayer.


For all who are suffering in mind, body or spirit, and for those who care for them,

Love in your mercy, hear our prayer.


For those who have died, and for all who grieve their passing, Love, in your mercy, hear our prayer.



Prayer of Jesus

Our Dear Abba in heaven…



Closing Prayer & Blessing

God of Day and God of Darkness, the harmony and balance of creation reveal the mystery of your love.  Through the change of seasons you enable Mother Earth to give birth to a wondrous diversity of landscapes and life, winds and weather, creatures and crops.  Help us to recognize and honor the holiness of each earthly being and the communion among all things so that our ways of living and loving may lead to the freedom, flourishing and fullness of life for all creation.  For yours is the power and the glory of love, now and forever. ~Amen.


May the God who blesses creation with times and seasons + bless us with reverence and love for all people and all Earthkind.  ~Amen 


Let us bless Adonai.     ~Thanks be to God.


 Those who wish may end evening prayer with the 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.