Psalm 130 (Psalm 129 Agpeya)
Out of the depths have I cried to You, O Lord. O Lord, hear my voice: let Your ears be attentive to the voice of my supplications. If You, O Lord, should mark iniquities, O Lord, who could stand? But there is forgiveness with You that You may be feared. I wait for the Lord. My soul waits for the Lord more than those who watch for the morning. O Israel, hope in the Lord; For with the Lord there is mercy, and with Him is abundant redemption. And He shall redeem Israel from all his iniquities. ALLELUIA.
Psalm 132 and 133 (Agpeya)
Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity! It is like the precious oil upon the head, running down on the beard, the beard of Aaron, running down on the edge of his garments. It is like the dew of Hermon, descending upon the mountains of Zion. For there the Lord commanded the blessing life forevermore. ALLELUIA.
Behold bless the Lord, all you servants of the Lord, who by night stand in the house of the Lord! Lift up your hands in the sanctuary, and bless the Lord. The Lord who made heaven and earth. Bless you from Zion. ALLELUIA.
The Gospel According to St Luke 2:25-32
And behold, there was a man in Jerusalem whose name was Simeon, and this man was just and devout, waiting for the Consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was upon him. And it had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not see death before he had seen the Lord’s Christ. So he came by the Spirit into the temple. And when the parents brought in the Child Jesus, to do for Him according to the custom of the law, he took Him up in his arms and blessed God and said: “Lord, now You are letting Your servant depart in peace, According to Your word; For my eyes have seen Your salvation Which You have prepared before the face of all peoples, A light to bring revelation to the Gentiles, And the glory of Your people Israel.” Glory to God forever. Amen.
Compline Litanies (I)
Behold, I am about to stand before the Just Judge frightened and terrified because of my many sins. For a life spent in pleasures deserves condemnation. Repent therefore, O my soul, so long as you dwell on this earth, for the dust in the grave offers no praise, and among the dead no one can remember, nor do they who are in Hades offer thanks. But arise from lying down in laziness and implore the savior in repentance crying out and saying. “O God have mercy on me and same me”.
Doxa Patri ke Eioa ke Agio Pnevmati
Glory to the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
Compline Litanies (II)
If life were everlasting, and this world eternal then O my soul you would have a right excuse. But if your bad deeds and repulsive evils are revealed before the just Judge, what answer would you then give while you are lying down on the bed of transgression, indolent and slow to control the body?.O Christ our God, before Your fearful throne of judgment I am terrified, and before Your counsel of judgment do I fear, and unto the Light of Your divinity do I flee, I, the wicked and defiled, who am lying on my bed, careless about my life. Yes, I identify myself with the Publican, beating upon my breast and crying, “O God, be merciful to me, a sinner”.
Ke nin ke a ee ke ees toos e onas toan e oa noan ameen.
Now and forever and unto the ages of all ages, Amen.
Compline Litanies (III)
O pure Virgin, slip down the shadow of your incentive aid upon your servant. Remove from me all evil thoughts and raise my sick soul to pray and watch, because it has been lying in deep sleep. For you alone are a capable Mother, merciful and helpful, and the Mother of the Spring of Life, my King and my God, Jesus Christ, my hope.
Compline - Absolution
Lord, all our sins which we committed against You in this day, whether in deeds or in words or in thoughts or through all senses, please remit and forgive us, for the sake of Your holy name, as You are Good and Lover of mankind. God, grant us a peaceful night and a sleep free from all anxiety. And send us an angel of peace to protect us from every evil, and every affliction, and every temptation of the enemy; through the Grace, compassion and love of mankind of Your Only-Begotten Son, our Lord, God and Savior Jesus Christ, to Whom is due, with You and with the Holy Spirit, the Life-Giver Who is of one essence with You, all glory, honor and dominion, now and forever and unto the ages of all ages. Amen.