Order  For  Morning  

And Evening Worship

Second  Order  Of  Service



Order of worship 1

Order of worship 2

Order of worship 3


Baptism of Infants

Baptism of Adults


Covenant Service


Burial service

Burial service-cemetery




A Hymn may be sung by choir  near the vestry.

The minister prays. Then announces a hymn from Praise & Worship. People stand. The Choir and people sing.


As the  Presbyter (minister) comes to the Lord’s table, the person with the  processional Cross goes first, followed by Choir, then the  person, who carries in both hands the Bible from which the lessons are to be read, then the presbyter.

The minister places the Bible on the Lord’s table or on a lectern.


After Hymn,  The presbyter facing the people says, the people standing: 

Let us worship God.

The minister may read one or more sentences from the Bible, such as the following:

God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth. John 2:24   

Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.  Rom. 1:7 

This is the day which the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.  Ps. 118:24                                                                                                                

Evening.  From the rising of the sun to its setting the name of the Lord is to be praised.  Ps. 113:3

God is light and in him is no darkness at all. If we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin.  1John 1:5,7  

Advent.  The Lord is at hand. Have no anxiety about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.   Phil. 4:5,6                                    

Blessed are those servants whom the master finds awake when he comes.  Luke 12:37

Christmas. Behold, I bring you good news of a great joy which will come to all people; for to you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.    Luke 2:10,11                                                       

Epiphany.  From the rising of the sun to its setting my name is great among the nations, and in every place incense is offered to my name. And a pure offering; for my name is great among the nations, says the Lord of hosts.  Mal. 1:11                                                                                                                         

Lent.  Rend your hearts and not your garments. Return to the Lord, your God, for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love, and repents of evil.    Joel 2:13                                

Jesus said,” If any man would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.”    Mark 8:34                                                                                                                                            

Passiontide.  He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed.  1 Peter 2:24                                                                     

Palm Sunday.  Say to the daughter of Zion,” Behold, your salvation comes; behold, his reward is with him, and his recompense before him.”     Isa. 62:11                                                                                   

Good Friday.  The Son of man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for  many.   Mark 10:45 

Easter.  Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. By his great mercy we have been born anew to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.    1 Peter 1:3                  

“I am the first and the last, and the living one,” says the Lord; “I died, and behold I am alive for evermore, and I have the keys of Death and Hades,”    Rev. 1:17,18                                                                        

Ascension.  Since we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.      Heb. 4:14,16                                                         

Pentecost.  God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit which has been given to us.   Rom.5:5  

Trinity Sunday.  O the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways! For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be glory for ever. Amen.                                                                                                                    Rom. 11:33,36

All Saints’ Day.  I heard what seemed to be the voice of a great multitude, like the sound of many waters and like the sound of mighty thunderpeals, crying, ”Hallelujah! For the Lord our God the Almighty reigns. Let us rejoice and exult and give him the glory.”   Rev. 19:6,7                                                                                           

Any Saint.  Since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings closely, and let us run with perseverance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus the pioneer and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.    Heb. 12:1,2                                                              

The Inauguration of the Church of South India.  Jesus said,” The glory which thou hast given me I have given to them, that they may be one even as we are one, I in them and thou in me, that they may become perfectly one, so that the world may know that thou hast sent me and hast loved them even as thou hast loved me.”     John 17:22,23                                                                                                                                                   

The New Year or any Anniversary.  They who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.           Isa. 40:31      

Harvest.  The earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof, the world and those who dwell therein.  Ps. 24:1

Time of Trouble.  God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Ps. 46:1        

National.  Let the nations be glad and sing for joy for thou dost judge the peoples with equity and guide the nations upon earth.   Ps. 67:4                                                                                                             

He then says:

Minister: O Lord, open thou our lips:

People: And our mouths shall show forth thy praise.

Minister: Glory be to the Father: and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit;

People: As it was in the beginning is now, and ever shall be: world without end.  Amen.



One of the following may be said  or  sung.

( I )

Minister: Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God of hosts: heaven and earth are full of thy glory: Glory be to thee, O Lord most high.

People: Blessed be he that hath come and is to come in the name of the Lord: Hosanna in the highest.

Minister:           Holy art thou , O God.

People            Holy art thou, O God.

Minister          Holy art thou, O Almighty.

People            Holy art thou, O Almighty.

Minister          Holy art thou, O Immortal.

People            Holy art thou, O Immortal.

Minister:           O Lord, our redeemer, who wast crucified for us, have mercy upon us.

People            O Lord, our redeemer, who wast crucified for us, have mercy upon us.

Minister:           O Lord the Holy Spirit, have mercy upon us.

People:             O Lord the Holy Spirit, have mercy upon us.

Minister:          O Lord, accept our prayers and praises and have mercy upon us.

All:                   O Lord, have compassion and mercy upon us.

( II )

The minister may say:

            Praise be to thee, O God our Father, who didst create all things by thy power and wisdom, and didst so love the world as to give thy Son to be our Savior.  Praise be to thee, O God the Son, who wast made man like unto us in all things, sin except, and wast delivered for our offenses and raised for our justification.  Praise be to thee, O God the Holy Spirit, who dost lead us into all truth, and dost shed abroad the love of God in our hearts.  All praise and glory be to thee, O God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, forever and ever.   Amen.


The minister may read one or more sentences from the Bible, such as the following:

If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.  If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just, and will forgive our sins and cleanse us from unrighteousness.   1John 1:8,9                      

I will arise and go to my Father, and I will say to him “Father, I have sinned against heaven and before you, I am no longer worthy to be called your son.”      Luke 15:18,19                                                                   

The kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.   Mark 1:15                          

We have not a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weakness, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are yet without sinning.  Heb. 4:15                                                               

He then says:

Let us kneel and examine ourselves in silence.

All kneel and are silent for a space. After this the minister says:

Let us humbly confess our sins to almighty God.

All say one of the following:

( I )

Almighty and most merciful Father; We have erred, and strayed from thy ways like lost sheep. We have followed too much the devices and desires of our own hearts. We have offended against thy holy laws. We have left undone those things which we ought to have done; And we have done those things  which we ought not to have done; And there is no health in us. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us, miserable offenders. Spare thou them, O God, who confess their faults. Restore thou them that are penitent; According to thy promises declared unto mankind in Christ Jesus our Lord, And grant, O merciful Father, for his sake; That we may hereafter live a godly righteous, and sober life, To the glory of thy holy name.   Amen.

( II )

 O God, our Father, we have sinned against thee in thought, word and deed. We have not loved thee with all our heart; we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. Have mercy upon us, we beseech thee, cleanse us from our sins; And help us to overcome our faults; through Jesus Christ our Lord.   Amen.

People  kneeling,  The minister  stands   and  says:

            May the almighty and merciful Lord grant unto us pardon and remission of all our sins, time for amendment of life, and the grace and comfort of the Holy Spirit. Amen.


All stand.  The minister says:

Praise ye the Lord;

The Lord’s name be praised.

One of the following may be said  responsively  or sung:

( I )

Psalm 95

O come, let us sing unto the Lord: let us heartily rejoice in the strength of our salvation.

Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving: and show ourselves glad in him with psalms.

For the Lord is a great God: and a great King above all gods.

In his hand are all the corners of the earth: and the strength of the hills is his also.

The sea is his, and he made it: and his hands prepared the dry land.

O come, let us worship, and fall down: and kneel before the Lord our Maker.

For he is the Lord our God: and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand.

[ Today if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts: as in the provocation, and as in the day of temptation in the wilderness;

When your fathers tempted me: proved me, and saw my works.

Forty years long was I grieved with this generation, and said: It is a people that do err in their hearts, for they have not known my ways;

Unto whom I swore in my wrath: that they should not enter into my rest.]

Glory be to the Father: and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit;

As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be: world without end   . Amen.

( II )

Psalm 100

O be joyful in the Lord, all ye lands: serve the Lord with gladness, and come before his presence with a song.

Be ye sure that the Lord he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people and the sheep of his pasture.

O go your way into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him and speak good of his name.

For the Lord is gracious, his mercy is everlasting and his truth endureth from generation to generation.

Glory be to the Father: and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit;

As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be: world without end.   Amen.

The Psalm or Psalms  appointed  for the day are said  responsively  or sung. (For the Psalms for Sundays and Special Days see the Propers: for the daily reading of the Psalms see the Appendix to Morning and Evening Worship.) The minister and people may stand or sit for any of the Psalms and Songs.


The First Lesson is read from the Old Testament or Apocrypha.

Then One of the following is said responsively or sung:

( I )



Luke 1: 68-79

Blessed be the Lord God of Israel: for he hath visited, and redeemed his people;

And hath raised up a mighty salvation for us: in the house of his servant David;

As he spake by the mouth of his holy prophets: who have been since the world began;

That we should be saved from our enemies: and from the hands of all who hate us;

To perform the mercy promised to our fathers: and to remember his holy covenant;

To perform the oath: which he swore to our forefather Abraham;

That he would give us, that we being delivered out of the hand of our enemies: might serve him without fear;

In holiness and righteousness before him: all the days of our life.

And thou, child, shalt be called the Prophet of the Highest: for thou shalt go before the face of the Lord to prepare his ways;

To give knowledge of salvation unto his people: for the remission of their sins,

Through the tender mercy of our God: whereby the day-spring from on high hath visited us;

To give light to them that sit in darkness, and in the shadow of death: and to guide our feet into the ways of peace.

Glory be to the Father: and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit;

As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be: world without end.   Amen.

( II )



At Daniel 3:23 (in the Apocrypha)


O all ye works of the Lord, bless ye the Lord: praise him, and magnify him for ever.

     O ye angels of the Lord, bless ye the Lord: praise him, and magnify him forever.

O ye heavens, bless ye the Lord: O ye waters that be above the firmament, bless ye the Lord.

     O all ye powers of the Lord, bless ye the Lord: O ye sun and moon, bless ye the Lord.

     O ye stars of heaven, bless ye the Lord: O ye showers and dew, bless ye the Lord.

     O ye winds of God, bless ye the Lord: O ye fire and heat, bless ye the Lord.

     O ye winter and summer, bless ye the Lord: O ye dews and frosts, bless ye the Lord.

     O ye frost and cold, bless ye the Lord: O ye ice and snow, bless ye the Lord.

O ye nights and days, bless ye the Lord: O ye light and darkness, bless ye the Lord.

     O ye lightenings and clouds, bless ye the Lord: praise him, and magnify him for ever.

     O let the earth bless the Lord: yea, let it praise him, and magnify him for ever.

     O ye mountains and hills, bless ye the Lord: O all ye green things upon the earth, bless ye the Lord.

     O ye wells, bless ye the Lord: O ye seas and floods, bless ye the Lord.

     O ye whales, and all that move in the waters, bless ye the Lord: O all ye fowls of the air, bless ye the Lord.

     O all ye beasts and cattle, bless ye the Lord: O ye children of men, bless ye the Lord.

     O let Israel bless the Lord: praise him, and magnify him for ever.

     O ye priests of the Lord, bless ye the Lord: O ye servants of the Lord, bless ye the Lord.

     O ye spirits and souls of the righteous, bless ye the Lord: O ye holy and humble men of heart, bless ye the Lord.

     O Ananias, Azarias, and Misael, bless ye the Lord: praise him and magnify him for ever.

Let us bless the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit: let us praise and magnify him for ever.

Blessed art thou, O Lord, in the firmament of heaven: praised and exalted above all for ever.


( III )



Luke 1:46-55

My soul doth magnify the Lord: and my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Savior.

    For he hath regarded: the lowliness of his handmaiden.

    For behold form hence forth: all generations shall call me blessed.

    For he that is mighty hath magnified me: and holy is his name.

    And his mercy is on them that fear him: throughout all generations.

    He hath showed strength with his arm: he hath scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts.

    He hath put down the mighty from their seat: and hath exalted the humble and meek.

    He hath filled the hungry with good things: and the rich he hath sent empty away.

    He remembering his mercy hath holpen his servant Israel: as he promised to our forefathers, Abraham and his seed, for ever. 

Glory be to the Father: and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit;

As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be: world without end. Amen.



The Second Lesson is read from the New Testament; or two lessons may be read, one from the Epistles or other books and one from the Gospels.

One of the following is said or sung:

( I )



We praise thee, O God: we acknowledge thee to be the Lord.

     All the earth doth worship thee: the Father everlasting.

To thee all angels cry aloud: the heavens and all the powers therein.

     To thee, cherubim and seraphim: continually do cry,

Holy, Holy, Holy: Lord God of Sabbath;

     Heaven and earth are full: of the majesty of thy glory.

The glorious company of the apostles: praise thee.

     The goodly fellowship of the prophets: praise thee.

The white-robed army of martyrs: praise thee.

     The holy Church throughout all the world: doth acknowledge thee,

The Father, of an infinite majesty: thine adorable true and only Son;

     Also the Holy Spirit: the Comforter.


Thou art the King of glory, O Christ: thou art the everlasting Son of the Father.

     When thou becamest man to deliver mankind: thou didst humble thyself to be born of a virgin.

When thou hadst overcome the sharpness of death: thou didst open the kingdom of heaven to all believers.

     Thou sittest at the right hand of God: in the glory of the father.

We believe that thou: shalt come to be our Judge.

     We therefore pray thee, help thy servants: whom thou hast redeemed with thy precious blood.

Make them to be numbered with thy saints: in glory everlasting.


O LORD, save thy people, and bless thine heritage: govern them, and lift them up for ever.

Day by day we magnify thee: and we worship thy name ever world without end.

     Vouchsafe, O Lord, to keep us this day without sin: O Lord, have mercy upon us, have mercy upon us.

O Lord, let thy mercy lighten upon us: as our trust is in thee.

O Lord, in thee is my hope: let me never be confounded.

( II )



Luke 2:29-32

LORD, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace: according to thy word.

     For mine eyes have seen thy salvation: which thou hast prepared before the face of all people,

To be a light to lighten the Gentiles: and to be the glory of thy people Israel.

Glory be to the Father: and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit;

    As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be: world without end.   Amen.


A Hymn may be sung by all standing.

The sermon is preached, the people sitting.

All stand and say or sing the Apostles’ Creed:

I believe in God the Father almighty, Maker of heaven and earth:

     And in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord, Who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, Born of the Virgin Mary, Suffered under Pontius Pilate, Was crucified, dead, and buried, He descended into hell; The third day he rose again from the dead, He ascended into heaven, And sitteth on the right hand of God the Father almighty;   From thence he shall come to judge the quick 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 Lord be with you:

And with thy spirit.

Let us pray

Lord, have mercy upon us.

Christ, have mercy upon us.

Lord, have mercy upon us.

Our Father, who art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.  Thy kingdom come;  Thy will be done; In earth as it is in heaven.  Give us this day our daily bread;  And forgive us our trespasses, As we forgive them that trespass against us;  And lead us not into temptation,  But deliver us from evil.  For thine is the kingdom, The power and the glory,  For ever and ever.  Amen.

The minister and people may say or sing the following versicles and responses:

O Lord, show thy mercy upon us:

And grant us thy salvation.

O Lord, guide our rulers:

And give them wisdom from above.

Endue thy ministers with righteousness:

And make thy chosen people joyful.

O Lord, save thy people:

And bless thine inheritance.

Give peace in our time, O Lord:

Because there is none other that ruleth the world, but only thou, O God.

O God, make clean our hearts within us:

And take not thy Holy Spirit from us.

The minister says the Collect or Collects of the Day, and then one of the following:


 ( I )

God, who art the Author of peace and Lover of concord, in knowledge of whom standeth our eternal life, whose service is perfect freedom:  Defend us thy humble servants in all assaults of our enemies;  that we, surely trusting in thy defense, may not fear the power of any adversaries;  through the might of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

( II )

O God, from whom all holy desires,  all good counsels, and all just works do proceed:  Give unto thy servants that peace which the world cannot give;  that both our hearts may be set to obey thy commandments, and also that by thee we being defended from the fear of our enemies may pass our time in rest and quietness;  through the merits of Jesus Christ our Savior. Amen.


( I )

O Lord our heavenly Father, almighty and everlasting God,  who hast safely brought us to the beginning of this day:  Defend us in the same way with thy mighty power; and grant that this day we fall into no sin, neither run into any kind of danger; but that all our doings may be ordered by thy governance, to do always that is righteous in thy sight; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

( II )

O Almighty Lord,  and everlasting God, vouchsafe, we beseech thee, to direct, sanctify, and govern, both our hearts and bodies in the ways of thy laws, and in the works of thy commandments;  that through thy most mighty protection, both here and ever, we may be preserved in body and soul;  through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen.

 ( III )

Lord of all power and might, who art the Author and Giver of all good things:  Graft in our hearts the love of thy name, increase in us true devotion, nourish us with all goodness, and of thy great mercy keep us in the same; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

At  evening  worship,  one of the  following:


 ( I )

Lighten our darkness, we beseech thee, O Lord:  and by thy great mercy defend us from all perils and dangers of this night; for the love of thine only Son our Savior, Jesus Christ.   Amen.

( III )

Be present, O merciful God, and protect us through the silent hours of this night, so that we who are wearied by the changes and chances of this fleeting world, may repose upon thine eternal changelessness;  through Jesus Christ our Lord.   Amen.

A hymn or anthem may be sung.

Then follow occasional prayers, thanksgiving, liturgical or extempore, which shall always include a prayer for the nation and its rulers. One of the  Litanies from the Order of the Lord’s Supper may be used here.

The thanksgiving’s may include the General Thanksgiving:

Almighty God, Father of all mercies, We thine unworthy servants do give thee most humble and hearty thanks For all thy goodness and loving kindness to us, and to all men.  We bless thee for our creation, preservation, and all the blessings of this life;  But above all, for thine inestimable love In the redemption of the world by our Lord Jesus Christ;  For the means of grace, And for the hope of glory.  And, we beseech thee, give us that due sense of all thy mercies, That our hearts may be unfeignedly thankful, And that we show forth thy praise, Not only with our lips, but in our lives;  By giving up ourselves to thy service, And by walking before thee in holiness and righteousness all our days; through Jesus Christ our Lord, to whom with thee and the Holy Spirit be all honor and glory, world without end. Amen.

The prayers and thanksgiving’s may conclude with one of the following:

( I )

ALMIGHTY God, who hast given us grace at this time with one accord to make our common supplications unto thee; and dost promise, that when two or three are gathered together in thy name thou wilt grant their request:  Fulfill now, O Lord, the desires and petitions of thy servants, as may be most expedient for them; granting us in this world knowledge of thy truth, and in the world to come life everlasting. Amen.

( II )

O LORD, we beseech thee mercifully to receive the prayers of thy people who call upon thee; and grant that they may both perceive and know what things they ought to do, and also may have grace and power faithfully to fulfill the same; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Announcements may be made here, People sitting.

A hymn is sung and offertory taken.

The minister receives them and offers them to God with one of the following  prayers  in the name of the people:

( I )

O GOD, the Giver of all good gifts, we beseech thee graciously to accept this offering of thy people, and so to bless it to them that peace and goodwill may abound throughout the world; through Jesus Christ our Lord.   Amen.

( II )

ALMIGHTY God, our heavenly Father, who hast not spared thine own Son, but delivered him up for us all, and who, with him, hast freely given us all things:  Receive these offerings which we bring and dedicate to thee; and enable us, with all our gifts, so to yield ourselves to thee, that with our body, soul, and spirit, we may truly and freely serve thee, and in thy service find our deepest joy; through Jesus Christ our Lord.   Amen.

( III )

Heavenly Father, giver  of all good things, who hast taught us that it is more blessed to give than to receive. We dedicate these our offerings to the service of thy Church, humbly, beseeching thee that all our gifts and energies may be consecrated to the extension of thy kingdom on earth; through Jesus Christ our Lord.   Amen

( IV )

Teach us, good Lord, to serve thee as thou deservest; to give and  not to count the cost;  to fight and not to heed the wounds; to toil and not to seek for rest; to labor and not to ask for any reward, save that of knowing that we do thy will; through Jesus Christ our Lord.   Amen.

( V )

Lord, support us all the day long of this troublous life, until the shadows lengthen, and the evening comes, and the busy world is hushed and the fever of life is over and our work is done. Then in thy mercy grant us a safe lodging and a holy rest and peace at the last, through Jesus Christ our Lord.   Amen.

The Minister  gives the Benediction.

The peace of God, which passeth all understanding, keep your (our) hearts and minds in the knowledge and love of God, and of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord: and the blessing of God almighty, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, be amongst you (us) and remain with you (us) always.   Amen.

Or one of these:

The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with you (us)  all.   Amen.

Unto God’s gracious mercy and protection we commit you (us) .  The blessing of God almighty, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, be amongst you (us) and remain with you (us) always. Amen.

The Lord bless you and keep you: the Lord make his face to shine upon you, and be gracious unto you: the Lord lift up his countenance upon you, and give you peace. Amen.

To God the Father, who has made us and all the world; to God the Son, who has redeemed us and all mankind; to God the Holy Spirit, who sanctifies us, and all the elect people of God, be all the glory for ever and ever. Amen.

Now to him who by the power at work within us is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, to him be glory in the Church and in Christ Jesus to all generations, for ever and ever. Amen.        Eph. 3:20,21

Closing hymn  &  Recession

The person carrying the cross, the choir and the ministers go out carrying with them the Bible, the gifts of the people, The Minister  prays, people standing. Then says:

Minister:            The Lord be with you

People:             And also with you

Minister:            Let us depart in peace

People :            In the name of Christ. Amen

People may kneel,  have silent prayer and quietly go out.

 ----  End  ----