Small Compline

In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.


Priest: Blessed is our God always, now and ever and to the ages of ages. Amen.

O Heavenly King, the Comforter, the Spirit of Truth: You are everywhere filling all things; Treasury of blessings and Giver of Life: come and abide in us, and cleanse us from every impu­rity, and save our souls, O Good One!

Holy God! Holy Mighty! Holy Immortal! Have mercy on us.(3)

Glory to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit, now and ever and unto ages of ages. Amen.

O Most Holy Trinity, have mercy on us! O Lord, cleanse us from our sins! O Master, pardon our transgressions! O Holy One, visit and heal our infirmities for Your Name’s sake.

Lord, have mercy.,Lord, have mercy.,Lord, have mercy.

Glory to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit, now and ever and unto ages of ages. Amen.

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 the evil one.For Thine is the Kingdom and the power and the glory, of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, now and ever and unto ages of ages. Amen.

Priest:For thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory, of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, now and ever, and to the ages of ages.

Chanter: Amen. Lord, have mercy. (12)

Glory to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit, now and ever and unto ages of ages. Amen.

Come, let us worship and fall down before our King and God. Come, let us worship and fall down before Christ, our King and God. Come, let us worship and fall down before the very Christ, our King and our God.

Psalm 50

Have mercy on me, O God, according to your great mercy, and according to the multitude of your compassions, blot out my offense.Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin. For I am aware of my iniquity, and my sin is continually before me. Against you only have I sinned and done evil before you, that you might be justified in your words, and emerge victorious when you are judged. For behold, I was conceived in iniquities, and in sins did my mother carry and bear me. For behold, you have loved the truth; you revealed to me the hidden and secret parts of your wisdom. You shall sprinkle me with hyssop and I shall be cleansed; you shall wash me and I will be whiter than snow. You shall make me hear joy and gladness; the afflicted bones shall rejoice. Turn away your face from my sins, and blot out all my iniquities. Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit, in the depths of me. Do not cast me away from your presence, and do not take away your Holy Spirit from me. Restore to me the joy of your salvation, and strengthen me with a guiding spirit. I will teach transgressors your ways, and the ungodly shall return to you. Deliver me from blood guiltiness, O God, the God of my salvation; and my tongue will joyfully sing your justice. O Lord, you shall open my lips, and my mouth shall declare your praise. For if you desired sacrifice, I would have offered it; you will not be pleased with whole burnt offerings. Sacrifice to God is a contrite spirit; a contrite and humbled heart God will not despise. Do good, Lord, to Zion in your good pleasure, that the walls of Jerusalem may be built. Then you will be pleased with a sacrifice of justice, offering and whole burnt sacrifices. Then shall they offer calves upon your altar.

Psalm 69

O God, come to my assistance; Lord, hasten to help me. Let those who seek my soul be ashamed and reproached. Let those who wish me evil turn back and be disgraced. Let those who say to me: Well done! turn away in shame. Let those who seek You, O God, rejoice and delight in You; and let those who love Your salvation always say: The Lord be exalted. But I am poor and destitute, O God; help me. You are my helper and my deliverer, Lord; do not delay.

Psalm 142

O Lord, hear my prayer, lend your ear to my supplication in your truth, and in your justice hear me. And do not enter into judgment with your servant, for in your sight no living person can be justified. For the enemy has persecuted my soul, and has brought my life down to the ground. He has forced me to live in the darkness like those dead for centuries, and my spirit is in anguish, my heart within me is troubled. I reminisced the days of old, I meditated on all your works, on all the creations of your hands did I contemplate. I stretched out my hands to you; my soul thirsts for you like parched land. Hear me speedily, Lord, my spirit has failed me. Do not turn away your face from me, else I will be like those who go down in the graves. Make me hear your mercy in the morning, for I have hoped in you. Make known to me, Lord, the road I should walk on, for I have lifted up my soul to you. Deliver me from my enemies, Lord, for I have fled to you; teach me to do your will, for you are my God. May your good Spirit lead me in straight paths; for your name's sake, Lord, you shall give me life. In your justice you shall bring my soul out of affliction, and in your mercy you shall destroy my enemies. And will utterly destroy all those who afflict my soul, for I am your servant.


Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will to man. We praise you, we bless you, we worship you, we glorify you, and we thank you, for your great glory. Lord, King, Heavenly God, Father Almighty; only begotten Son, Lord Jesus Christ and Holy Spirit. Lord God, the Lamb of God, the Son of the Father who take away the sin of the world, have mercy on us, who take away the sins of the world. Accept our supplication, you who sit at the right of the Father, and have mercy on us. For you are the only Holy One, you are the only Lord, Jesus Christ, to the glory of God the Father. Amen. Every evening I shall bless you, and I shall praise your name forever, and unto the centuries of centuries. Lord, you have become for us a refuge from generation to generation. I have said: Lord, have mercy on me, heal my soul for I have sinned against you. Lord, to you I have fled; teach me to do your will for you are my God. For with you is the fountain of life; in your light we shall see light. Extend your mercy to those who know you. Grant, O Lord, that in this night we may be kept without sin. Blessed are you, O Lord, the God of our Fathers, and praised and glorified is your name unto the ages. Amen.

The 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

Εἰ βού­λει λέ­γε τοὺς Χαι­ρε­τι­σμοὺς  εἰς τὴν Ὑ­πε­ρα­γί­αν Θε­ο­τό­κον.

t is truly worthy to bless you, the Theotokos, the ever blessed and most pure and mother of our God. More honorable than the Cherubim, and beyond compare more glorious than the Seraphim, incorruptibly you gave birth to God the Word. We magnify you, the true Theotokos.

Με­τὰ δὲ ταῦ­τα· Τρι­σά­γι­ον. Δό­ξα. Καὶ νῦν. Πα­να­γί­α Τρι­άς. Κύ­ρι­ε, ἐ­λέ­η­σον (γ´). Δό­ξα. Καὶ νῦν. Πά­τερ ἡ­μῶν. Ὅ­τι σοῦ ἐ­στιν.

Εἶ­τα τὸ Κον­τά­κι­ον τῆς ἑ­ορ­τῆς ἢ τῆς ἡ­μέ­ρας, ἢ τὰ πα­ρόν­τα τρο­πά­ρι­α.

Τρο­πά­ρι­ον. Ἦ­χος δ´.

God of our fathers, you always treat us with leniency. Do not withdraw your mercy from us, but by the intercessions of our fathers, guide our life in peace.

With the blood of your martyrs throughout the world, as if with purple and fine linen having been adorned, your Church through them cries out to you, Christ our God. Send down your mercies upon your people. Grant peace to your commonwealth, and to our souls your great compassion.

Glory to the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, now and forever and to the ages of ages. Amen.

Με­τὰ τῶν Ἁ­γί­ων ἀ­νά­παυ­σον, Χρι­στέ, τὰς ψυ­χὰς τῶν δού­λων σου, ἔν­θα οὐκ ἔ­στι πό­νος, οὐ λύ­πη, οὐ στε­ναγ­μός, ἀλ­λὰ ζω­ὴ ἀ­τε­λεύ­τη­τος.

Καὶ νῦν.

Through the intercessions of all your saints and the Theotokos, O Lord, grant us your peace and have mercy upon us, only merciful One.

Lord, have mercy (40).

At all times and in every hour, you are worshiped and glorified in heaven and on earth, Christ our God. Long in patience, great in mercy and compassion, you love the righteous and show mercy to sinners. You call all to salvation through the promise of good things to come. Lord, receive our prayers at the present time. Direct our lives according to your commandments. Sanctify our souls. Purify our bodies. Set our minds aright. Cleanse our thoughts and deliver us from all sorrow, evil, and distress. Surround us with your holy angels that, guarded and guided by them, we may arrive at the unity of faith and the understanding of your ineffable glory. For you are blessed to the ages of ages. Amen.

Lord, have mercy.,Lord, have mercy.,Lord, have mercy.

Glory to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit, now and ever and unto ages of ages. Amen.

More honorable than the Cherubim, and beyond compare more glorious than the Seraphim, without corruption you gave birth to God the Word. We magnify you, the true Theotokos.

In the name of the Lord, Father bless.

Through the prayers of our holy Fathers, Lord Jesus Christ our God, have mercy and save us. Amen.

And the next payers

The Reader:Amen,Lord have Mercy (3)

Prayer to the Virgin
by Paul the Monk of the Monastery of Evergetis

O spotless, unstained, incorruptible, undefiled, pure Virgin, Lady Bride of God, who through your wondrous birth-giving united God the Word with mankind, and linked the fallen nature of our human race with the heavenly; the only hope of the hopeless and the help of the persecuted; the ready support of those who seek refuge in you, and the shelter of all the Christians: do not despise me, the wretched sinner who have defiled myself with shameful thoughts and words and deeds, and through negligence of thought have become slave to the pleasures of life. But as the Mother of our compassionate God, and a friend of man, have compassion on me the sinner and prodigal, and accept this prayer from my impure lips; and using your motherly standing, entreat your Son and our Master and Lord to open unto me the depths of his loving goodness and, overlooking my innumerable faults, to return me to repentance and make me a worthy servant of his commandments. Stand by me forever; in this life as a merciful and compassionate and good and lovingly warm protector and helper, by repulsing the assaults of the adversary and leading me toward salvation; and at the time of my death, by embracing my miserable soul and driving far away from it the dark fares of the evil demons; and at the awesome day of judgment by redeeming me from eternal hell, and proclaiming me an heir of the ineffable glory of your Son and our God. May I enjoy such fate, my Lady, most-holy Theotokos, through your intercession and protection; through the grace and love for mankind of your only begotten Son, our Lord and God and Savior Jesus Christ. To whom belong all glory, honor and worship, together with his beginningless Father, and the all holy and good and life giving Spirit, now and ever, and to the ages of ages. Amen.

Prayer to our Lord Jesus Christ by Antiochus, Monk of Pandektos

And grant to us, Master, as we depart for sleep, rest of body and soul, and preserve us from the gloomy slumber of sin, and from every dark and nocturnal pleasure. Arrest the drives of passion; extinguish the burning arrows of the Evil One which insidiously fly in our direction; suppress the rebellions of our flesh, and calm our every earthly and material thought. And grant to us, O God, alert mind, prudent thinking, sober heart, light sleep free of any satanic fantasy. Awaken us at the time of prayer rooted in your commandments and having unbroken within us the remembrance of your ordinances. Grant that we may sing your glory through the night by praising and blessing and glorifying your most honorable and majestic name, of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, now and ever, and to the ages of ages. Amen.

Most glorious, ever virgin, blessed Theotokos, bring our prayer before your Son and our God, and entreat him, through you, to save our souls.

The Father is my hope, the Son is my refuge, the Holy Spirit is my shelter, Holy Trinity, glory to you.

My one and my every hope, now I entrust in you, O Mother of God, under your shelter cover me.

Ἐ­πὶ Σοὶ χαί­ρει, Κε­χα­ρι­τω­μέ­νη, πᾶ­σα ἡ κτί­σις, Ἀγ­γέ­λων τὸ σύ­στη­μα καὶ ἀν­θρώ­πων τὸ γέ­νος· ἡ­γι­α­σμέ­νε Να­ὲ καὶ Πα­ρά­δει­σε λο­γι­κέ, Παρ­θε­νι­κὸν καύ­χη­μα· ἐξ ἧς Θε­ὸς ἐ­σαρ­κώ­θη καὶ παι­δί­ον γέ­γο­νεν ὁ πρὸ αἰ­ώ­νων ὑ­πάρ­χων Θε­ὸς ἡ­μῶν. Τὴν γὰρ Σὴν μή­τραν θρό­νον ἐ­ποί­η­σε καὶ τὴν Σὴν γα­στέ­ρα πλα­τυ­τέ­ραν οὐ­ρα­νῶν ἀ­πειρ­γά­σα­το. Ἐ­πὶ Σοὶ χαί­ρει, Κε­χα­ρι­τω­μέ­νη, πᾶ­σα ἡ κτί­σις· δό­ξα Σοι.

Εὐ­χὴ εἰς τὸν Ἄγ­γε­λον φύ­λα­κα τοῦ ἀν­θρώ­που.

Ἅ­γι­ε Ἄγ­γε­λε, ὁ ἐ­φε­στὼς τῆς ἀ­θλί­ας μου ψυ­χῆς καὶ τα­λαι­πώ­ρου μου ζω­ῆς, μὴ ἐγ­κα­τα­λί­πῃς με τὸν ἁ­μαρ­τω­λόν, μη­δὲ ἀ­πο­στῇς ἀπ᾿ ἐ­μοῦ δι­ὰ τὴν ἀ­κρα­σί­αν μου· μὴ δώ­ῃς χώ­ραν τῷ πο­νη­ρῷ δαί­μο­νι κα­τα­κυ­ρι­εῦ­σαί μου τῇ κα­τα­δυ­να­στεί­ᾳ τοῦ θνη­τοῦ τού­του σώ­μα­τος· κρά­τη­σον τῆς ἀ­θλί­ας καὶ πα­ρει­μέ­νης χει­ρός μου, καὶ ὁ­δή­γη­σόν με εἰς ὁ­δὸν σω­τη­ρί­ας. Ναί, ἅ­γι­ε Ἄγ­γε­λε τοῦ Θε­οῦ, ὁ φύ­λαξ καὶ σκε­πα­στὴς τῆς ἀ­θλί­ας μου ψυ­χῆς καὶ τοῦ σώ­μα­τος, πάν­τα μοι συγ­χώ­ρη­σον, ὅ­σα σοι ἔ­θλι­ψα πά­σας τὰς ἡ­μέ­ρας τῆς ζω­ῆς μου, καὶ εἴ τι ἥ­μαρ­τον τὴν σή­με­ρον ἡ­μέ­ραν· σκέ­πα­σόν με ἐν τῇ πα­ρού­σῃ νυ­κτὶ καὶ δι­α­φύ­λα­ξόν με ἀ­πὸ πά­σης ἐ­πη­ρεί­ας τοῦ ἀν­τι­κει­μέ­νου, ἵ­να μὴ ἔν τι­νι ἁ­μαρ­τή­μα­τι πα­ρορ­γί­σω τὸν Θε­όν· καὶ πρέ­σβευ­ε ὑ­πὲρ ἐ­μοῦ πρὸς τὸν Κύ­ρι­ον τοῦ ἐ­πι­στη­ρί­ξαι με ἐν τῷ φό­βῳ αὐ­τοῦ καὶ ἄ­ξι­ον ἀ­να­δεῖ­ξαί με δοῦ­λον τῆς αὐ­τοῦ ἀ­γα­θό­τη­τος. Ἀ­μήν.

Θε­ο­τό­κε Παρ­θέ­νε, χαῖ­ρε κε­χα­ρι­τω­μέ­νη Μα­ρί­α, ὁ Κύ­ρι­ος με­τὰ Σοῦ· εὐ­λο­γη­μέ­νη Σὺ ἐν γυ­ναι­ξί, καὶ εὐ­λο­γη­μέ­νος ὁ καρ­πὸς τῆς κοι­λί­ας Σου, ὅ­τι Σω­τῆ­ρα ἔ­τε­κες, τῶν ψυ­χῶν ἡ­μῶν (γ´).

Δό­ξα. Καὶ νῦν. Κύ­ρι­ε, ἐ­λέ­η­σον (γ´). [Εὐ­λό­γη­σον].

Ὁ Ἱ­ε­ρεὺς ἀ­μέ­σως τὴν Ἀ­πό­λυ­σιν.

Εἶ­τα ὁ Ἱ­ε­ρεὺς λέ­γει (ἀ­πο­κρι­νο­μέ­νων ἡ­μῶν τὸ Κύ­ρι­ε, ἐ­λέ­η­σον, συ­νε­χῶς).

Εὐ­ξώ­με­θα ὑ­πὲρ εἰ­ρή­νης τοῦ κό­σμου. Ὑ­πὲρ τῶν εὐ­σε­βῶν καὶ ὀρ­θο­δό­ξων Χρι­στι­α­νῶν. Ὑ­πὲρ τοῦ Ἀρ­χι­ε­πι­σκό­που ἡ­μῶν (δεῖ­νος) καὶ πά­σης τῆς ἐν Χρι­στῷ ἡ­μῶν ἀ­δελ­φό­τη­τος. Ὑ­πὲρ τοῦ εὐ­σε­βοῦς ἡ­μῶν ἔ­θνους. Ὑ­πὲρ τοῦ εὐ­σε­βοῦς ἡ­μῶν Ἔ­θνους, πά­σης ἀρ­χῆς καὶ ἐ­ξου­σί­ας ἐν αὐ­τῷ. Ὑ­πὲρ εὐ­ο­δώ­σε­ως καὶ ἐ­νι­σχύ­σε­ως τοῦ φι­λο­χρί­στου στρα­τοῦ. Ὑ­πὲρ τῶν ἀ­πο­λει­φθέν­των πα­τέ­ρων καὶ ἀ­δελ­φῶν ἡ­μῶν. Ὑ­πὲρ τῶν δι­α­κο­νούν­των καὶ δι­α­κο­νη­σάν­των ἡ­μῖν. Ὑ­πὲρ τῶν μι­σούν­των καὶ ἀ­γα­πών­των ἡ­μᾶς. Ὑ­πὲρ τῶν ἐν­τει­λα­μέ­νων ἡ­μῖν τοῖς ἀ­να­ξί­οις, εὔ­χε­σθαι ὑ­πὲρ αὐ­τῶν. Ὑ­πὲρ ἀ­ναῤ­ῥύ­σε­ως τῶν αἰχ­μα­λώ­των. Ὑ­πὲρ τῶν ἐν θα­λάσ­σῃ κα­λῶς πλε­όν­των. Ὑ­πὲρ τῶν ἐν ἀ­σθε­νεί­αις κα­τα­κει­μέ­νων. Εὐ­ξώ­με­θα καὶ ὑ­πὲρ εὐ­φο­ρί­ας τῶν καρ­πῶν τῆς γῆς. Καὶ ὑ­πὲρ πάν­των τῶν προ­α­να­παυ­σα­μέ­νων πα­τέ­ρων καὶ ἀ­δελ­φῶν ἡ­μῶν, τῶν ἐν­θά­δε εὐ­σε­βῶς κει­μέ­νων, καὶ ἁ­παν­τα­χοῦ Ὀρ­θο­δό­ξων. Καὶ ὑ­πὲρ πά­σης ψυ­χῆς Χρι­στι­α­νῶν ὀρ­θο­δό­ξων. Μα­κα­ρί­σω­μεν τοὺς εὐ­σε­βεῖς Βα­σι­λεῖς. Τοὺς ὀρ­θο­δό­ξους Ἀρ­χι­ε­ρεῖς. [Τοὺς κτί­το­ρας τῆς ἁ­γί­ας Ἐκ­κλη­σί­ας (ἢ Μο­νῆς) ταύ­της], τοὺς γο­νεῖς ἡ­μῶν καὶ δι­δα­σκά­λους καὶ πάν­τας τοὺς προ­α­πελ­θόν­τας πα­τέ­ρας καὶ ἀ­δελ­φοὺς ἡ­μῶν, τοὺς ἐν­θά­δε εὐ­σε­βῶς κει­μέ­νους καὶ τοὺς ἁ­παν­τα­χοῦ ὀρ­θο­δό­ξους. Εἴ­πω­μεν καὶ ὑ­πὲρ αὐ­τῶν, τό· Κύ­ρι­ε, ἐ­λέ­η­σον· Κύ­ρι­ε, ἐ­λέ­η­σον· Κύ­ρι­ε, ἐ­λέ­η­σον.

 Δι᾿ εὐ­χῶν τῶν ἁ­γί­ων Πα­τέ­ρων ἡ­μῶν, Κύ­ρι­ε Ἰ­η­σοῦ Χρι­στέ, ὁ Θε­ὸς ἡ­μῶν, ἐ­λέ­η­σον ἡ­μᾶς. Ἀ­μήν.