• Fr. Guillermo A. Arboleda

Evening Prayer for Monday in Holy Week 2021

Monday in Holy Week

Evening Prayer

March 29, 2021


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Evening Prayer

Enriching Our Worship 1 and Book of Common Prayer



All we like sheep have gone astray; we have all turned to our own way, and the Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all.

[Isaiah 53:6, NRSV; see BCP, p. 76]



Confession of Sin

[Enriching Our Worship 1, p. 19]


Let us confess our sins to God.


God of all mercy,

we confess that we have sinned against you,

opposing your will in our lives.

We have denied your goodness in each other,

in ourselves, and in the world you have created.

We repent of the evil that enslaves us,

the evil we have done,

and the evil done on our behalf.

Forgive, restore, and strengthen us

through our Savior Jesus Christ,

that we may abide in your love

and serve only your will. Amen.


The Officiant says the following (a Priest substitutes "you" for "us" and "your" for "our")


Almighty God have mercy on [us], forgive [us] all [our] sins through the grace of Jesus Christ, strengthen [us] in all goodness, and by the power of the Holy Spirit keep [us] in eternal life.

Amen.



The Invitatory and Psalter

[EOW1, p. 20]


V: O God, be not far from us. R: Come quickly to help us, O God.


Praise to the holy and undivided Trinity, one God:

as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen.



Evening Psalm (Psalm 141:1-3, 8ab)

[EOW1, p. 24]


O LORD, I call to you; come to me quickly; *

hear my voice when I cry to you.

Let my prayer be set forth in your sight as incense, *

the lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice.

Set a watch before my mouth, O LORD,

and guard the door of my lips; *

let not my heart incline to any evil thing.

My eyes are turned to you, Lord GOD; *

in you I take refuge.



The Psalm or Psalms Appointed


Psalm 69:1-23

[BCP, p. 679]


1 Save me, O God, *

for the waters have risen up to my neck.

2 I am sinking in deep mire, *

and there is no firm ground for my feet.

3 I have come into deep waters, *

and the torrent washes over me.

4 I have grown weary with my crying; my throat is inflamed; *

my eyes have failed from looking for my God.

5 Those who hate me without a cause are more than the hairs of my head; my lying foes who would destroy me are mighty. *

Must I then give back what I never stole?

6 O God, you know my foolishness, *

and my faults are not hidden from you.

7 Let not those who hope in you be put to shame through me, Lord GOD of hosts; *

let not those who seek you be disgraced because of me, O God of Israel.

8 Surely, for your sake have I suffered reproach, *

and shame has covered my face.

9 I have become a stranger to my own kindred, *

an alien to my mother's children.

10 Zeal for your house has eaten me up; *

the scorn of those who scorn you has fallen upon me.

11 I humbled myself with fasting, *

but that was turned to my reproach.

12 I put on sack-cloth also, *

and became a byword among them.

13 Those who sit at the gate murmur against me, *

and the drunkards make songs about me.

14 But as for me, this is my prayer to you, *

at the time you have set, O LORD:

15 In your great mercy, O God, *

answer me with your unfailing help.

16 Save me from the mire; do not let me sink; *

let me be rescued from those who hate me and out of the deep waters.

17 Let not the torrent of waters wash over me, neither let the deep swallow me up; *

do not let the Pit shut its mouth upon me.

18 Answer me, O LORD, for your love is kind; *

in your great compassion, turn to me."

19 Hide not your face from your servant; *

be swift and answer me, for I am in distress.

20 Draw near to me and redeem me; *

because of my enemies deliver me.

21 You know my reproach, my shame, and my dishonor; *

my adversaries are all in your sight."

22 Reproach has broken my heart, and it cannot be healed; *

I looked for sympathy, but there was none, for comforters, but I could find no one.

23 They gave me gall to eat, *

and when I was thirsty, they gave me vinegar to drink.


Praise to the holy and undivided Trinity, one God:

as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen.



The Lessons



A Reading from John (12:1-19)


Six days before the Passover Jesus came to Bethany, the home of Lazarus, whom he had raised from the dead. 2 There they gave a dinner for him. Martha served, and Lazarus was one of those at the table with him. 3 Mary took a pound of costly perfume made of pure nard, anointed Jesus’ feet, and wiped them with her hair. The house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume. 4 But Judas Iscariot, one of his disciples (the one who was about to betray him), said, 5 “Why was this perfume not sold for three hundred denarii and the money given to the poor?” 6 (He said this not because he cared about the poor, but because he was a thief; he kept the common purse and used to steal what was put into it.) 7 Jesus said, “Leave her alone. She bought it so that she might keep it for the day of my burial. 8 You always have the poor with you, but you do not always have me.”


9 When the great crowd of the Jews learned that he was there, they came not only because of Jesus but also to see Lazarus, whom he had raised from the dead. 10 So the chief priests planned to put Lazarus to death as well, 11 since it was on account of him that many of the Jews were deserting and were believing in Jesus.


12 The next day the great crowd that had come to the festival heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem. 13 So they took branches of palm trees and went out to meet him, shouting “Hosanna! Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord— the King of Israel!”


14 Jesus found a young donkey and sat on it; as it is written: 15 “Do not be afraid, daughter of Zion. Look, your king is coming, sitting on a donkey’s colt!”


16 His disciples did not understand these things at first; but when Jesus was glorified, then they remembered that these things had been written of him and had been done to him. 17 So the crowd that had been with him when he called Lazarus out of the tomb and raised him from the dead continued to testify. 18 It was also because they heard that he had performed this sign that the crowd went to meet him. 19 The Pharisees then said to one another, “You see, you can do nothing. Look, the world has gone after him!”


Hear what the Spirit is saying to God's people.

Thanks be to God.



Canticle A: A Song of Wisdom

[EOW1, p. 30; Wisdom 10:15-19, 20b-21]


Wisdom freed from a nation of oppressors *

a holy people and a blameless race.

She entered the soul of a servant of the Lord, *

withstood dread rulers with wonders and signs.

To the saints she gave the reward of their labors, *

and led them by a marvelous way;

She was their shelter by day *

and a blaze of stars by night.

She brought them across the Red Sea, *

she led them through mighty waters;

But their enemies she swallowed in the waves *

and spewed them out from the depths of the abyss.

And then, Lord, the righteous sang hymns to your Name, *

and praised with one voice your protecting hand;

For Wisdom opened the mouths of the mute, *

and gave speech to the tongues of a new-born people.


Praise to the holy and undivided Trinity, one God:

as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen.



Thriving in the Vine: Lenten Devotional of the Day

"Monday in Holy Week" by Laura Campbell, Trinity, Statesboro, GA

[https://gaepiscopal.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/Lent-2021-Book.pdf]



Canticle N: A Song of God's Love

[EOW1, p. 37; 1 John 4:7-11]


Beloved, let us love one another, *

for love is of God.

Whoever does not love does not know God, *

for God is Love.

In this the love of God was revealed among us, *

that God sent his only Son into the world,

so that we might live through Jesus Christ.

In this is love, not that we loved God but that God loved us *

and sent his Son that sins might be forgiven.

Beloved, since God loved us so much, *

we ought also to love one another.

For if we love one another, God abides in us, *

and God’s love will be perfected in us.


Praise to the holy and undivided Trinity, one God:

as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen.



The Apostles' Creed

[EOW1, p. 41]


I believe in God, the Father almighty,

creator of heaven and earth.


I believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only Son, our Lord,

who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,

born of the Virgin Mary,

suffered under Pontius Pilate,

was crucified, died, and was buried;

he descended to the dead.

On the third day he rose again;

he ascended into heaven,

he is seated at the right hand of the Father,

and he will come again to judge the living and the dead.


I believe in the Holy Spirit,

the holy catholic Church,

the communion of saints,

the forgiveness of sins,

the resurrection of the body,

and the life everlasting. Amen.



The Prayers

[EOW1, p. 42; BCP, p. 121]


V: God be with you. R: And also with you. Let us pray.


Our Father in heaven,

hallowed be your Name,

your kingdom come,

your will be done,

on earth as in heaven.

Give us today our daily bread.

Forgive us our sins

as we forgive those

who sin against us.

Save us from the time of trial,

and deliver us from evil.

For the kingdom, the power,

and the glory are yours,

now and for ever. Amen.



Suffrages B

[BCP, p. 122]


That this evening may be holy, good, and peaceful,

We entreat you, O Lord.


That your holy angels may lead us in paths of peace and goodwill,

We entreat you, O Lord.

That we may be pardoned and forgiven for our sins and offenses,

We entreat you, O Lord.

That there may be peace to your Church and to the whole world,

We entreat you, O Lord.

That we may depart this life in your faith and fear, and not be condemned before the great judgment seat of Christ,

We entreat you, O Lord.

That we may be bound together by your Holy Spirit in the communion of Blessed Mary the Bearer of God, Blessed Matthew our patron, and all your saints, entrusting one another and all our life to Christ,

We entreat you, O Lord.



Collect of the Day: Monday in Holy Week

[BCP, p. 220]


Almighty God, whose dear Son went not up to joy but first he suffered pain, and entered not into glory before he was crucified: Mercifully grant that we, walking in the way of the cross, may find it none other that the way of life and peace; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.



A Collect of the Holy Cross

[BCP, p. 252]


Almighty God, whose beloved Son willingly endured the agony and shame of the cross for our redemption: Give us courage to take up our cross and follow him; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.



A Collect for Peace

[BCP, p. 123]


Most holy God, the source of all good desires, all right judgements, and all just works: Give to us, your servants, that peace which the world cannot give, so that our minds may be fixed on the doing of your will, and that we, being delivered from the fear of all enemies, may live in peace and quietness; through the mercies of Christ Jesus our Savior. Amen.



The Great Litany, EOW

[EOW1, pp. 46-49]


I. Holy God, Creator of heaven and earth,

Have mercy on us.


Holy and Mighty, Redeemer of the world,

Have mercy on us.


Holy Immortal One, Sanctifier of the faithful,

Have mercy on us.


Holy, blessed and glorious Trinity, One God,

Have mercy on us.


II. From all evil and mischief; from pride, vanity and hypocrisy; from envy, hatred and malice; and from all evil intent,

Savior, deliver us.


From sloth, worldliness and love of money; from hardness of heart and contempt for your word and your laws,

Savior, deliver us.


From sins of body and mind; from deceits of the world, flesh and the devil,

Savior, deliver us.


From famine and disaster; from violence, murder, and dying unprepared,

Savior, deliver us.


In all times of sorrow; in all times of joy; in the hour of our death

and at the day of judgment,

Savior, deliver us.


By the mystery of your holy incarnation; by your birth, childhood and obedience; by your baptism, fasting and temptation,

Savior, deliver us.


By your ministry in word and work; by your mighty acts of power; by the preaching of your reign,

Savior, deliver us.


By your agony and trial; by your cross and passion; by your precious death and burial,

Savior, deliver us.


By your mighty resurrection; by your glorious ascension; and by your sending of the Holy Spirit,

Savior, deliver us.


VI. Give us true repentance; forgive us our sins of negligence and ignorance and our deliberate sins; and grant us the grace of your Holy Spirit to amend our lives according to your word.


Holy God,

Holy and Mighty,

Holy Immortal One,

Have mercy on us.



Offer your own intercessions and thanksgivings.



The Dismissal

[BCP, p. 126]


Let us bless the Lord. Thanks be to God.


May the God of hope fill us with all joy and peace in believing through the power of the Holy Spirit. Amen. [Romans 15:13]



Credits: This service is drawn from The Book of Common Prayer (1979), Enriching Our Worship 1 (1997), and other liturgical resources of The Episcopal Church and the scriptures are reprinted from the New Revised Standard Version of the Bible.

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