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An Evening Absolution:

Scatter the Darkness of Our Hearts:

Treasure of All Goodness:

Invitation to Confession of Sin Followed by the Confession of Sin:


Invitation to Confession of Sin Followed by the Confession of Sin   1 comment

St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Armagh, Ireland

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Prayer Source = Evening Prayer Two from the Book of Common Prayer (2004), of the Church of Ireland

The priest says:

Beloved in Christ,

we come together to offer to Almighty God

our worship and praise and thanksgiving,

to confess our sins and to receive God’s forgiveness,

to hear his holy word proclaimed,

to bring before him our needs and the needs of the world,

and to pray that in the power of his Spirit

we may serve him and know the greatness of his love.

The people kneel and keep silence.

Heavenly Father,

we have sinned against you and against our neighbour

in thought and word and deed,

through negligence, through weakness,

through our own deliberate fault;

by what we have done

and by what we have failed to do.

We are truly sorry and repent of all our sins.

For the sake of your Son Jesus Christ who died for us,

forgive us all that is past;

and grant that we may serve you in newness of life

to the glory of your name.  Amen.

The priest says:

Almighty God, who forgives all who truly repent,

have mercy on you,

pardon and deliver you from all your sins,

confirm and strengthen you in all goodness,

and keep you in eternal life;

through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

Treasure of All Goodness   1 comment

The following is how A Late Evening Office, from the Book of Common Prayer (2004), of the Church of Ireland, begins:

Blessed be our God for all time, now and forever more.  Amen.

Glory to you, our God, glory be to you,

Holy Spirit, Comforter,

treasure of all goodness and giver of life,

come and dwell in us,

cleanse us from all sin,

and in your love bring us to salvation.

Holy God, holy and strong,

holy and immortal,

have mercy on us.

The 2004 Irish Prayer Book is available online:

Scatter the Darkness of Our Hearts   1 comment

I have found the 2004 Book of Common Prayer of the Church of Ireland online in PDF format.  The Irish outdid themselves.  One of their liturgies is “A Late Evening Office,” from which I take the following prayer verbatim.



Lord Almighty,

come and scatter the darkness of our hearts

by the light of your presence;

that we may know you

the Light of the world

and the one true God,

blessed this night and forevermore.  Amen.

An Evening Absolution   1 comment

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The following absolution comes from Evening Prayer Two, from the Book of Common Prayer (2004), of the Church of Ireland.  This is the absolution for when no priest is present.



Merciful Lord,

grant to your faithful people pardon and peace,

that we may be cleansed of all our sins,

and serve you with a quiet mind;

through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.