Morning Prayer, Thursday 9th July 2020

Holy One, open our lips: and we shall proclaim your praise. Glory to God, Source of all being, Eternal Word and Holy Spirit;*as it was in the beginning, is now, and shall be for ever.  Amen. Variable Psalms Thursdays: From Psalm 139, Domine, probasti  Lord, you have searched me out * and known me.You know my sitting down and my rising up; * you discern my thoughts from afar.You trace my journeys and my resting-places * and are acquainted with all my ways.Indeed, there is not a word on my lips, * but you, O Lord, know it altogether.You press upon me behind and before * and lay your hand upon me.Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; * it is so high that I cannot attain to it. Where can I go then from your Spirit? * Where can I flee from your presence?If I climb up to heaven, you are there; *if I make the grave my bed,

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Wednesday after Pentecost 5 Evening Prayer, 8th July 2020.

Holy One, make speed to save us: O God, come quickly to help us. Glory to God, Source of all being, Eternal Word and Holy Spirit;*as it was in the beginning, is now, and shall be for ever.  Amen. OPENING   Variable Psalms Wednesdays: From Psalm 73, QUAM BONUS ISRAEL Truly, God is good to Israel, * to those who are pure in heart.But as for me, my feet had nearly slipped; * I had almost tripped and fallen;because I envied the proud * and saw the prosperity of the wicked:For they suffer no pain, * and their bodies are sleek and sound; in the misfortunes of others they have no share; * they are not afflicted as others are; therefore they wear their pride like a necklace *and wrap their violence about them like a cloak.Their iniquity comes from gross minds, * and their hearts overflow with wicked thoughts. They scoff and speak maliciously; * out of their haughtiness they

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Wednesday after Pentecost 5 Morning Prayer, 8th July 2020.

Holy One, open our lips: and we shall proclaim your praise. Glory to God, Source of all being, Eternal Word and Holy Spirit;*as it was in the beginning, is now, and shall be for ever.  Amen. Sing to the Lord a new song;* sing to the Lord, all the whole earth.Sing to the Lord and bless his name;*proclaim the good news of his salvation from day to day.Declare his glory among the nations* and his wonders among all peoples.For great is the Lord and greatly to be praised;*he is more to be feared than all gods.As for all the gods of the nations, they are but idols;*but it is the Lord who made the heavens.Oh, the majesty and magnificence of his presence!*Oh, the power and the splendour of his sanctuary!Ascribe to the Lord, you families of the peoples;*ascribe to the Lord honour and power.Ascribe to the Lord the honour due his name;*bring offerings and come into his courts.Worship the Lord

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Boisil Evening Prayer, 7th July 2020.

Holy One, make speed to save us: O God, come quickly to help us. Glory to God, Source of all being, Eternal Word and Holy Spirit;*as it was in the beginning, is now, and shall be for ever.  Amen. OPENING   Variable Psalms Tuesdays: From Psalm 84, Quam dilecta!  How dear to me is your dwelling, * O Lord of hosts!My soul has a desire and longing for the courts of the Lord; * my heart and my flesh rejoice in the living God.The sparrow has found her a house *and the swallow a nest where she may lay her young;by the side of your altars, O Lord of hosts, * my Sovereign and my God.Happy are they who dwell in your house! * They will always be praising you.Happy are the people whose strength is in you, *whose hearts are set on the pilgrims’ way!Those who go through the desolate valley will find it a place of springs, *for

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Boisil Morning Prayer, 7th July 2020

Boisil, or Boswell, became abbot of the abbey at Melrose which Aidan built. Bede describes him as a man of great virtue. Among his disciples were Cuthbert and Egbert. He died around the year 642. Kershaw, Simon. Exciting Holiness: Collects and Readings for the Festivals and Lesser Festivals of the Calendars of the Church of England, the Church of Ireland, the Scottish Episcopal Church and the Church in Wales . Hymns Ancient and Modern Ltd. Kindle Edition. Holy One, open our lips: and we shall proclaim your praise. Glory to God, Source of all being, Eternal Word and Holy Spirit;*as it was in the beginning, is now, and shall be for ever.  Amen. Sing to the Lord a new song;* sing to the Lord, all the whole earth.Sing to the Lord and bless his name;*proclaim the good news of his salvation from day to day.Declare his glory among the nations* and his wonders among all peoples.For great is the Lord

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Palladius Evening Prayer, 6th July 2020.

According to tradition, Palladius, a deacon at Rome but probably a native of Gaul, urged Pope Celestine to send Bishop Germanus of Auxerre to the British Isles to combat the Pelagian heresy. He was himself sent as bishop, two years later in 431, to continue this work. He landed in Ireland before the beginning of Patrick’s mission. He appears to have been expelled from Ireland after a short time. He continued his work in Scotland, where his name is linked with Airthrey near Stirling, with which Serf, possibly a disciple of his, is also associated, and also with Fordoun in the Mearns, where he is said to have died. He is thought to have been the teacher of Ternan. Kershaw, Simon. Exciting Holiness: Collects and Readings for the Festivals and Lesser Festivals of the Calendars of the Church of England, the Church of Ireland, the Scottish Episcopal Church and the Church in Wales . Hymns Ancient and Modern Ltd. Kindle

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Serf Evening Prayer, Wednesday 1st July 2020.

Holy One, make speed to save us: O God, come quickly to help us. Glory to God, Source of all being, Eternal Word and Holy Spirit;*as it was in the beginning, is now, and shall be for ever.  Amen. OPENING   Variable Psalms Wednesdays: From Psalm 73, QUAM BONUS ISRAEL Truly, God is good to Israel, * to those who are pure in heart.But as for me, my feet had nearly slipped; * I had almost tripped and fallen;because I envied the proud * and saw the prosperity of the wicked:For they suffer no pain, * and their bodies are sleek and sound; in the misfortunes of others they have no share; * they are not afflicted as others are; therefore they wear their pride like a necklace *and wrap their violence about them like a cloak.Their iniquity comes from gross minds, * and their hearts overflow with wicked thoughts. They scoff and speak maliciously; * out of their haughtiness they

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Serf Morning Prayer, Wednesday 1st July 2020

Serf is one of the heroes of the Celtic Church known to us only through fragments of his story which are not always consistent. Tradition locates his activity at Culross and in the foothills of the Ochils, where he evangelized the Pictish tribe occupying the land to the north of the Forth. Also associated with him is the village of Dysart, a name derived from his retreat or ‘desertum’. He is thought to have been a disciple of Palladius and to have fostered and educated Kentigern, which would place his activity in the first half of the sixth century. Kershaw, Simon. Exciting Holiness: Collects and Readings for the Festivals and Lesser Festivals of the Calendars of the Church of England, the Church of Ireland, the Scottish Episcopal Church and the Church in Wales . Hymns Ancient and Modern Ltd. Kindle Edition. Holy One, open our lips: and we shall proclaim your praise. Glory to God, Source of all being, Eternal

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Irenaeus of Lyons Evening Prayer, 30th June 2020.

Holy One, make speed to save us: O God, come quickly to help us. Glory to God, Source of all being, Eternal Word and Holy Spirit;*as it was in the beginning, is now, and shall be for ever.  Amen. OPENING   Variable Psalms Tuesdays: From Psalm 84, Quam dilecta!  How dear to me is your dwelling, * O Lord of hosts!My soul has a desire and longing for the courts of the Lord; * my heart and my flesh rejoice in the living God.The sparrow has found her a house *and the swallow a nest where she may lay her young;by the side of your altars, O Lord of hosts, * my Sovereign and my God.Happy are they who dwell in your house! * They will always be praising you.Happy are the people whose strength is in you, *whose hearts are set on the pilgrims’ way!Those who go through the desolate valley will find it a place of springs, *for

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