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THE DAMASCUS RITUAL,
A COMPLETE LITURGY,
EXTRACTED FROM THE GREEK EUCHOLOGIUM,
OXFORD & LONDON :
138. 9. 108
THE ORDER FOR
PUBLIC SERVICE ON SUNDAYS.
In the beginning of the Service, the bishop and the
people stand up, and the bishop reads one or more of the following sentences of the Holy Scriptures:
ACKNOWLEDGE my transgressions, and my sin is ever before me. Psalm
Hide thy face from my sins, and blot out all mine iniquities. Psalm li. 9.
The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise. Psalm li. 17.
Enter not into judgment with thy servant, O Lord; for in thy sight shall no man living be justified. Psalm cxliii. 2.
O Lord, correct me, but with judgment; not in thine anger, lest thou bring me to nothing. Jer.
Psalm vi. 1. When the wicked man turneth away from his wickedness that he hath committed, and doeth that which is lawful and right, he shall save his soul alive. Ezek. xviii. 27.
To the Lord our God belong mercies and forgivenesses, though we have rebelled against him :