Archive for September, 2012

A Messianic Kol Nidrei Service

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Opening Hymn
[Hymns Ancient & Modern 84 SE, adapted.]

Once more the solemn season calls
A holy fast to keep;
And now within the temple wall
Let priest and people weep.

But vain all outward sign of grief,
And vain the form of prayer,
Unless the heart implore relief,
And penitence be there.

We smite the breast, we weep in vain,
In vain we deeply mourn,
Unless with penitential pain
The smitten soul be torn.

In sorrow true then let us pray
To our offended God,
From us to turn his wrath away,
And stay the uplifted rod.

O God, our Judge and Father, deign
To spare the bruised reed;
We pray for time to turn again,
For grace to turn indeed.

Bow at the last stanza:
Blest Holy One, to Thee we bow;
Vouchsafe us, in Thy love,
To gather from these fasts below
Immortal fruit above.

[From The Church of England Book of Common Prayer, adapted.]
At the beginning the Minister shall read with a loud voice some one or more of these Sentences of the Scriptures that follow. And then he shall say that which is written after the said Sentences.

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.

I acknowledge my transgressions, and my sin is ever before me. Psalm li. 3.

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.

Rend your heart, and not your garments, and turn unto HaShem your God: for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and repenteth him of the evil. Joel ii. 13.

To the Lord our God belong mercies and forgivenesses, though we have rebelled against him; neither have we obeyed the voice of the Lord our God, to walk in his laws which he set before us. Daniel ix. 9, 10.

O HaShem, correct me, but with judgment; not in thine anger, lest thou bring me to nothing. Jer. x. 24. Psalm vi. 1.

Repent ye; for the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand. St. Matt. iii. 2.

I will arise and go to my father, and will say unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and before thee, and am no more worthy to be called thy son. St. Luke xv. 18, 19.

Enter not into judgment with thy servant, O HaShem; for in thy sight shall no man living be justified. Psalm cxliii. 2.

If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us; but if we confess our sins, God is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 1 St. John i. 8, 9.

Dearly beloved, the Scripture moveth us, in sundry places, to acknowledge and confess our manifold sins and wickedness; and that we should not dissemble nor cloak them before the face of Almighty God our heavenly Father; but confess them with an humble, lowly, penitent, and obedient heart; to the end that we may obtain forgiveness of the same, by his infinite goodness and mercy. And although we ought, at all times, humbly to acknowledge our sins before God; yet ought we chiefly so to do, when we assemble and meet together to render thanks for the great benefits that we have received at his hands, to set forth his most worthy praise, to hear his most holy Word, and to ask those things which are requisite and necessary, as well for the body as the soul. Wherefore I pray and beseech you, as many as are here present, to accompany me with a pure heart, and humble voice, unto the throne of the heavenly grace, saying with me:

A general Confession is to be said of the whole Congregation together with the Minister, all kneeling.

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 Messiah Yeshua our Lord. And grant, O most merciful Father, for his sake; That we may hereafter live a godly, righteous, and sober life, To the glory of thy holy Name. Amen.

Then all confess their personal  sins in a short silent prayer.

The Minister pronounces a general Absolution, or Remission of sins, standing; the people still kneeling.

Almighty God, the Father of our Lord Yeshua the Messiah, who desireth not the death of a sinner, but rather that he may turn from his wickedness, and live: He pardoneth and + absolveth all them that truly repent, and unfeignedly believe his holy Gospel. Wherefore let us beseech him to grant us true repentance, and his Holy Spirit, that those things may please him, which we do at this present; and that the rest of our life hereafter may be pure, and holy; so that at the last we may come to his everlasting joy; through Yeshua the Messiah our Lord.

The people shall answer here, and at the end of all other prayers, Amen.

Then the Minister shall kneel again, and say The Lord’s Prayer with an audible voice, together with the people.

Our Father, which 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 the evil one. For thine is the kingdom, The power, and the glory, For ever and ever. Amen.

Now follows the Kol Nidre:
[From the Fischer Siddur pp. 73-74]
All vows, oaths, and pledges which we may be forced to take between this Yom Kippur and the next, of these we repent and these we renounce. Let them all be nullified and voided, and let us be + absolved and released. Let such personal vows, pledges, and oaths be considered neither vows, nor pledges, nor oaths.

Minister:
May all the congregation of the children of Israel be forgiven and all the strangers who live among them, for all the people are in fault.

People:
O please forgive the iniquities of this people according to thy great kindness, even as thou hast pardoned this people from Egypt until now. For thou hast told us: “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness”.

Our God and God of our forefathers
Yes, it is true, our evil inclination influences us;
Clear us, O Merciful One, so answer us:
I forgive.
Silence the accuser, let an advocate take his place;
O Lord, give our advocate thy support and say:
I forgive.
Confer on us the merit of our Messiah.
Remove all sin and loudly proclaim from heaven:
I forgive.
Good and Forgiving One, pardon and forgive sinners.
O God give heed, and also reply from the heights:
I forgive
Heal my wound, hide deeply my iniquity;
For thy Name, on my behalf say the word:
I forgive.
Blot out evil from among thy people;
Show thy faithful love and thy glory and say:
I forgive.
Cleanse every evil quickly as mist vanishes,
Blot out the guilt of a people delivered and say:
I forgive.
Remember the atonement of our Messiah Yeshua,
“Father, forgive” was on his lips, so say to us:
I forgive.

All rise for the following prayers [adapted from the Episcopal Church’s Book of Common Prayer]

Minister       O Lord, hear our prayer,
People         And let our cry come to thee
Minister       Let us pray

Almighty and most merciful God, kindle within us the fire of love, that by its cleansing flame we may be purged of all our sins and made worthy to worship thee in spirit and in truth; through Yeshua the Messiah our Lord. Amen.

The Minister says the prayer for the (Shabbat and) Yom Kippur light.
O Lord God Almighty, as thou hast taught us to call the evening, the morning, and the noonday one day; and hast made the sun to know its going down: Dispel the darkness of our hearts, that by thy brightness we may know thee to be the true God and everlasting light, living and reigning for ever and ever. Amen.

The Minister lights the candles and after it recites the following blessings
Blessed art thou, O HaShem, our God, King of the universe, who hath sanctified us with his commandments and hath commanded us to kindle the (Shabbat and) Yom Kippur light.

Blessed art thou, O HaShem, our God, King of the universe, who hath given us the light of the world in Yeshua the Messiah.

Blessed art thou, O HaShem, our God, King of the universe, who hath kept us alive, sustained us, and brought us to this season.

After a short moment of silence the congregation sings the following hymn [Phos hilaron, from the Episcopal Book of Common Prayer, p. 64, adapted]
O gracious light,
Pure brightness of the everliving Father in heaven,
O Yeshua Messiah, holy and blessed.

Now as we come to the setting of the sun,
And our eyes behold the light of (Shabbat and) Yom Kippur,
We sing thy praises O God our Father, the Lord God of Israel

Thou art worthy to be praised by happy voices,
O HaShem, our God, O giver of life,
And to be glorified through all the worlds.

Then follows a selection of the Psalter. Each Psalm is concluded by the doxology verse: «Glory be to thee, O HaShem, the Lord-God of Israel; as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be: world without end. Amen». Preferably one bows during the first half of this verse and straightens up at: «As it was…»

[From The Church of England Book of Common Prayer, adapted.]
Minister
       O Lord, open thou our lips.
People         And our mouth shall shew forth thy praise.
Minister       O God, make speed to save us.
People         O Lord, make haste to help us
Minister       Glory be to thee, O HaShem, the Lord-God of Israel
People         As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be: world without end. Amen

Psalm 95. Venite, exultemus

O come, let us sing unto HaShem : let us heartily rejoice in the strength of our salvation.
2. Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving : and shew ourselves glad in him with psalms.
3. For HaShem is a great God : and a great King above all gods.
4. In his hand are all the corners of the earth : and the strength of the hills is his also.
5. The sea is his, and he made it : and his hands prepared the dry land.
6. O come, let us worship and fall down : and kneel before HaShem our Maker.
7. For he is the Lord our God : and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand.
8. To-day if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts : as in the provocation, and as in the day of temptation in the wilderness.
9. When your fathers tempted me : proved me, and saw my works.
10. 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;
11. Unto whom I sware in my wrath : that they should not enter into my rest.
Doxology: Glory be to thee, O HaShem, the Lord-God of Israel : As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Psalm 96. Cantate Domino

O sing unto HaShem a new song : sing unto HaShem, all the whole earth.
2. Sing unto HaShem, and praise his Name : be telling of his salvation from day to day.
3. Declare his honour unto the heathen : and his wonders unto all people.
4. For HaShem is great, and cannot worthily be praised : he is more to be feared than all gods.
5. As for all the gods of the heathen, they are but idols : but it is HaShem that made the heavens.
6. Glory and worship are before him : power and honour are in his sanctuary.
7. Ascribe unto HaShem, O ye kindreds of the people : ascribe unto HaShem worship and power.
8. Ascribe unto HaShem the honour due unto his Name : bring presents, and come into his courts.
9. O worship HaShem in the beauty of holiness : let the whole earth stand in awe of him.
10. Tell it out among the heathen that HaShem is King : and that it is he who hath made the round world so fast that it cannot be moved; and how that he shall judge the people righteously.
11. Let the heavens rejoice, and let the earth be glad : let the sea make a noise, and all that therein is.
12. Let the field be joyful, and all that is in it : then shall all the trees of the wood rejoice before HaShem.
13. For he cometh, for he cometh to judge the earth : and with righteousness to judge the world, and the people with his truth.
Doxology: Glory be to thee, O HaShem, the Lord-God of Israel : As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Psalm 97. Dominus regnavit

HaShem is King, the earth may be glad thereof : yea, the multitude of the isles may be glad thereof.
2. Clouds and darkness are round about him : righteousness and judgement are the habitation of his seat.
3. There shall go a fire before him : and burn up his enemies on every side.
4. His lightnings gave shine unto the world : the earth saw it, and was afraid.
5. The hills melted like wax at the presence of HaShem : at the presence of HaShem of the whole earth.
6. The heavens have declared his righteousness : and all the people have seen his glory.
7. Confounded be all they that worship carved images, and that delight in vain gods : worship him, all ye gods.
8. Sion heard of it, and rejoiced : and the daughters of Judah were glad, because of thy judgements, O HaShem.
9. For thou, O HaShem, art higher than all that are in the earth : thou art exalted far above all gods.
10. O ye that love HaShem, see that ye hate the thing which is evil : He preserveth the souls of his saints; he shall deliver them from the hand of the ungodly.
11. There is sprung up a light for the righteous : and joyful gladness for such as are true-hearted.
12. Rejoice in HaShem, ye righteous : and give thanks for a remembrance of his holiness.
Doxology: Glory be to thee, O HaShem, the Lord-God of Israel : As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Psalm 98. Cantate Domino

O sing unto HaShem a new song : for he hath done marvellous things.
2. With his own right hand, and with his holy arm : hath he gotten himself the victory.
3. HaShem declared his salvation : his righteousness hath he openly shewed in the sight of the heathen.
4. He hath remembered his mercy and truth toward the house of Israel : and all the ends of the world have seen the salvation of our God.
5. Shew yourselves joyful unto HaShem, all ye lands : sing, rejoice, and give thanks.
6. Praise HaShem upon the harp : sing to the harp with a psalm of thanksgiving.
7. With trumpets also and shawms : O shew yourselves joyful before HaShem the King.
8. Let the sea make a noise, and all that therein is : the round world, and they that dwell therein.
9. Let the floods clap their hands, and let the hills be joyful together before HaShem : for he is come to judge the earth.
10. With righteousness shall he judge the world : and the people with equity.
Doxology: Glory be to thee, O HaShem, the Lord-God of Israel : As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Psalm 99. Dominus regnavit

HaShem is King, be the people never so unpatient : he sitteth between the cherubim, be the earth never so unquiet.
2. HaShem is great in Sion : and high above all people.
3. They shall give thanks unto thy Name : which is great, wonderful, and holy.
4. The King’s power loveth judgement; thou hast prepared equity: thou hast executed judgement and righteousness in Jacob.
5. O magnify HaShem our God : and fall down before his footstool, for he is holy.
6. Moses and Aaron among his priests, and Samuel among such as call upon his Name : these called upon HaShem, and he heard them.
7. He spake unto them out of the cloudy pillar : for they kept his testimonies, and the Torah that he gave them.
8. Thou heardest them, O HaShem our God : thou forgavest them, O God, and punishedst their own inventions.
9. O magnify HaShem our God, and worship him upon his holy hill : for HaShem our God is holy.
Doxology: Glory be to thee, O HaShem, the Lord-God of Israel : As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Psalm 29. Afferte Domino

O bring unto HaShem, O ye mighty, bring young rams unto HaShem : ascribe unto the Lord worship and strength.
2. Give HaShem the honour due unto his Name : worship HaShem with holy worship.
3. It is HaShem that commandeth the waters : it is the glorious God that maketh the thunder.
4. It is HaShem that ruleth the sea; the voice of HaShem is mighty in operation : the voice of HaShem is a glorious voice.
5. The voice of HaShem breaketh the cedar-trees : yea, HaShem breaketh the cedars of Libanus.
6. He maketh them also to skip like a calf : Libanus also, and Sirion, like a young unicorn.
7. The voice of HaShem divideth the flames of fire; the voice of HaShem shaketh the wilderness : yea, HaShem shaketh the wilderness of Cades.
8. The voice of HaShem maketh the hinds to bring forth young, and discovereth the thick bushes : in his temple doth every man speak of his honour.
9. HaShem sitteth above the water-flood : and HaShem remaineth a King for ever.
10. HaShem shall give strength unto his people : HaShem shall give his people the blessing of peace.
Doxology: Glory be to thee, O HaShem, the Lord-God of Israel : As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Hymn
[Hymns Ancient & Modern 14 SE, 15 FS, Adapted.]
O Deity, most blessed Light,
O Unity of primal might,
As now the fiery sun departs,
Shed thou thy beams within our hearts.

To thee our morning song of praise,
To thee our evening prayer we raise;
Thee may our souls for evermore
In lowly reverence adore.

Bow at the concluding stanza:
Almighty Father, hear our cry
Through thine only Son our Lord most high,
Who by the Holy Ghost with thee
Doth live and reign eternally

The Lesson is read
Reader         A lesson from the (Second) Book of the Chronicles (II Chronicles 6:13-42)

13 [For] Solomon had made a brasen scaffold of five cubits long, and five cubits broad, and three cubits high, and had set it in the midst of the court: and upon it he stood, and kneeled down upon his knees before all the congregation of Israel, and spread forth his hands toward heaven. 14 And said, O HaShem God of Israel, there is no God like thee in the heaven, nor in the earth; which keepest covenant, and shewest mercy unto thy servants, that walk before thee with all their hearts: 15 Thou which hast kept with thy servant David my father that which thou hast promised him; and spakest with thy mouth, and hast fulfilled it with thine hand, as it is this day. 16 Now therefore, O HaShem God of Israel, keep with thy servant David my father that which thou hast promised him, saying, There shall not fail thee a man in my sight to sit upon the throne of Israel; yet so that thy children take heed to their way to walk in my Torah, as thou hast walked before me. 17 Now then, O HaShem God of Israel, let thy word be verified, which thou hast spoken unto thy servant David. 18 But will God in very deed dwell with men on the earth? behold, heaven and the heaven of heavens cannot contain thee; how much less this house which I have built! 19 Have respect therefore to the prayer of thy servant, and to his supplication, O HaShem my God, to hearken unto the cry and the prayer which thy servant prayeth before thee: 20 That thine eyes may be open upon this house day and night, upon the place whereof thou hast said that thou wouldest put thy name there; to hearken unto the prayer which thy servant prayeth toward this place. 21 Hearken therefore unto the supplications of thy servant, and of thy people Israel, which they shall make toward this place: hear thou from thy dwelling place, even from heaven; and when thou hearest, forgive. 22 If a man sin against his neighbour, and an oath be laid upon him to make him swear, and the oath come before thine altar in this house; 23 Then hear thou from heaven, and do, and judge thy servants, by requiting the wicked, by recompensing his way upon his own head; and by justifying the righteous, by giving him according to his righteousness. 24 And if thy people Israel be put to the worse before the enemy, because they have sinned against thee; and shall return and confess thy name, and pray and make supplication before thee in this house; 25 Then hear thou from the heavens, and forgive the sin of thy people Israel, and bring them again unto the land which thou gavest to them and to their fathers. 26 When the heaven is shut up, and there is no rain, because they have sinned against thee; yet if they pray toward this place, and confess thy name, and turn from their sin, when thou dost afflict them; 27 Then hear thou from heaven, and forgive the sin of thy servants, and of thy people Israel, when thou hast taught them the good way, wherein they should walk; and send rain upon thy land, which thou hast given unto thy people for an inheritance. 28 If there be dearth in the land, if there be pestilence, if there be blasting, or mildew, locusts, or caterpillers; if their enemies besiege them in the cities of their land; whatsoever sore or whatsoever sickness there be: 29 Then what prayer or what supplication soever shall be made of any man, or of all thy people Israel, when every one shall know his own sore and his own grief, and shall spread forth his hands in this house: 30 Then hear thou from heaven thy dwelling place, and forgive, and render unto every man according unto all his ways, whose heart thou knowest; (for thou only knowest the hearts of the children of men:) 31 That they may fear thee, to walk in thy ways, so long as they live in the land which thou gavest unto our fathers. 32 Moreover concerning the stranger, which is not of thy people Israel, but is come from a far country for thy great name’s sake, and thy mighty hand, and thy stretched out arm; if they come and pray toward this house; 33 Then hear thou from the heavens, even from thy dwelling place, and do according to all that the stranger calleth to thee for; that all people of the earth may know thy name, and fear thee, as doth thy people Israel, and may know that this house which I have built is called by thy name. 34 If thy people go out to war against their enemies by the way that thou shalt send them, and they pray unto thee toward this city which thou hast chosen, and the house which I have built for thy name; 35 Then hear thou from the heavens their prayer and their supplication, and maintain their cause. 36 If they sin against thee, (for there is no man which sinneth not,) and thou be angry with them, and deliver them over before their enemies, and they carry them away captives unto a land far off or near; 37 Yet if they bethink themselves in the land whither they are carried captive, and turn and pray unto thee in the land of their captivity, saying, We have sinned, we have done amiss, and have dealt wickedly; 38 If they return to thee with all their heart and with all their soul in the land of their captivity, whither they have carried them captives, and pray toward their land, which thou gavest unto their fathers, and toward the city which thou hast chosen, and toward the house which I have built for thy name: 39 Then hear thou from the heavens, even from thy dwelling place, their prayer and their supplications, and maintain their cause, and forgive thy people which have sinned against thee. 40 Now, my God, let, I beseech thee, thine eyes be open, and let thine ears be attent unto the prayer that is made in this place. 41 Now therefore arise, O HaShem God, into thy resting place, thou, and the ark of thy strength: let thy priests, O HaShem God, be clothed with salvation, and let thy saints rejoice in goodness. 42 O HaShem God, turn not away the face of thine anointed: remember the mercies of David thy servant.

After the Lesson:
Reader         Here endeth the lesson

If Yom Kippur coincides with the weekly Sabbath, Psalm 92, the Sabbath Psalm, is sung. If Yom Kippur falls on another day Psalm 92 is omitted. But Psalm 93 is to be sung in all cases.

Psalm 92. Bonum est confiteri

It is a good thing to give thanks unto HaShem : and to sing praises unto thy Name, O most Highest;
2. To tell of thy loving-kindness early in the morning : and of thy truth in the night-season;
3. Upon an instrument of ten strings, and upon the lute : upon a loud instrument, and upon the harp.
4. For thou, O HaShem, hast made me glad through thy works : and I will rejoice in giving praise for the operations of thy hands.
5. O HaShem, how glorious are thy works : thy thoughts are very deep.
6. An unwise man doth not well consider this : and a fool doth not understand it.
7. When the ungodly are green as the grass, and when all the workers of wickedness do flourish : then shall they be destroyed for ever; but thou, HaShem, art the most Highest for evermore.
8. For lo, thine enemies, O HaShem, lo, thine enemies shall perish : and all the workers of wickedness shall be destroyed.
9. But mine horn shall be exalted like the horn of an unicorn : for I am anointed with fresh oil.
10. Mine eye also shall see his lust of mine enemies : and mine ear shall hear his desire of the wicked that arise up against me.
11. The righteous shall flourish like a palm-tree : and shall spread abroad like a cedar in Libanus.
12. Such as are planted in the house of HaShem : shall flourish in the courts of the house of our God.
13. They also shall bring forth more fruit in their age : and shall be fat and well-liking.
14. That they may shew how true HaShem my strength is : and that there is no unrighteousness in him.
Doxology: Glory be to Thee, O HaShem, the Lord-God of Israel : As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Psalm 93. Dominus regnavit

HaShem is King, and hath put on glorious apparel : HaShem hath put on his apparel, and girded himself with strength.
2. He hath made the round world so sure : that it cannot be moved.
3. Ever since the world began hath thy seat been prepared : thou art from everlasting.
4. The floods are risen, O HaShem, the floods have lift up their voice : the floods lift up their waves.
5. The waves of the sea are mighty, and rage horribly : but yet HaShem, who dwelleth on high, is mightier.
6. Thy testimonies, O HaShem, are very sure : holiness becometh thine house for ever.
Doxology: Glory be to Thee, O HaShem, the Lord-God of Israel : As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Immediately after Psalm 93 and without introductory invitation the Minster proceeds to the following Collects [adapted versions from the Episcopal Prayer Book]

Blessed art thou, O HaShem our God, God of fathers, Creator of the changes of day and night, giving [the/a] Sabbath of rest and bestowing upon us occasions of solemn song in the evening. As thou hast protected us in the day that is past, so be with us in the coming night; keep us from every sin, every evil, and every fear; for thou art our light and salvation, and the strength of our life. To thee be glory for endless ages. Amen.

The following Collect is only said on Friday evening
Almighty, everlasting God, let our prayer in thy sight be as incense, the lifting up of our hands as the evening sacrifice. Give us grace to behold thee, present in thy Word and Sacraments, and to recognize thee in the lives of those around us. Stir up in us the flame of that love which burned in the heart of thy Son as he bore his Passion, and let it burn in us to everlasting life and to the ages of ages. Amen.

Be present, be present, O Lord Yeshua, our great High Priest, as thou werest present with thy talmidim; thou who livest and reignest with the Father in the unity of the Ruach HaKodesh, world without end. Amen.

O God and Father of all, whom the whole heavens adore: Let the whole earth also worship thee, all nations obey thee, all tongues confess and bless thee, and men and women everywhere love thee and serve thee in peace; through Yeshua the Messiah our Lord. Amen.

Half Kaddish
Magnified and sanctified be his great name in the world which he hath created according to his will. May he establish his kingdom during your life and during your days, and during the life of all the house of Israel, even speedily and at a near time, and say ye, Amen.
(Cong. — Amen. Let his great name be blessed for ever and to all eternity.)
Blessed, praised and glorified, exalted, extolled and honored, magnified and lauded be the name of the Holy One, blessed be he (Cong. — Blessed be he exceedingly) though he be high above all the blessings and hymns, praises and consolations, which are uttered in the world, through Yeshua the Messiah; and say ye, Amen. (Cong. — Amen.)

[From The Church of England Book of Common Prayer, adapted.]
Minister: 
Brethren, it is thought good that at this time of Yom Kippur, in the presence of you all, should be read the general sentences of God’s cursing against impenitent sinners, gathered out of the Book of Devarim, and that ye should answer to every Sentence, Amen,  to the intent that, being admonished of the great indignation of God against sinners, ye may the rather be moved to earnest and true repentance; and may walk more warily (in these dangerous days); fleeing such vices, for which ye affirm with your own mouths the curse of God to be due.

Minister: Cursed be the man that maketh any graven or molten image, an abomination unto HaShem, the work of the hands of the craftsman, and putteth it in a secret place. And all the people shall answer and say:
Congregation: Amen.

Minister: Cursed be he that setteth light by his father or his mother. And all the people shall say:
Congregation: Amen.

Minister: Cursed be he that removeth his neighbour’s landmark. And all the people shall say:
Congregation: Amen.

Minister: Cursed be he that maketh the blind to wander out of the way. And all the people shall say:
Congregation: Amen.

Minister: Cursed be he that perverteth the judgment of the stranger, fatherless, and widow. And all the people shall say:
Congregation: Amen.

Minister: Cursed be he that lieth with his father’s wife; because he uncovereth his father’s skirt. And all the people shall say:
Congregation: Amen.

Minister: Cursed be he that lieth with any manner of beast. And all the people shall say:
Congregation: Amen.

Minister: Cursed be he that lieth with his sister, the daughter of his father, or the daughter of his mother. And all the people shall say:
Congregation: Amen.

Minister: Cursed be he that lieth with his mother in law. And all the people shall say:
Congregation: Amen.

Minister: Cursed be he that smiteth his neighbour secretly. And all the people shall say:
Congregation: Amen.

Minister: Cursed be he that taketh reward to slay an innocent person. And all the people shall say:
Congregation: Amen.

Minister: Cursed be he that confirmeth not all the words of this Torah to do them. And all the people shall say:
Congregation: Amen.

Minister:
NOW seeing that all they are accursed (as the prophet David beareth witness) who do err and go astray from the commandments of God; let us (remembering the dreadful judgement hanging over our heads, and always ready to fall upon us) return unto our Lord God with all contrition and meekness of heart; bewailing and lamenting our sinful life, acknowledging and confessing our offences, and seeking to bring forth worthy fruits of penance. For now is the axe put unto the root of the trees, so that every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God: He shall pour down rain upon the sinners, snares, fire and brimstone, storm and tempest; this shall be their portion to drink. For lo, the Lord is come out of his place to visit the wickedness of such as dwell upon the earth. But who may abide the day of his coming? Who shall be able to endure when he appeareth? His fan is in his hand, and he will purge his floor, and gather his wheat into the barn; but he will burn the chaff with unquenchable fire. The day of the Lord cometh as a thief in the night: and when men shall say, Peace, and all things are safe, then shall sudden destruction come upon them, as sorrow cometh upon a woman travailing with child, and they shall not escape. Then shall appear the wrath of God in the day of vengeance, which obstinate sinners, through the stubbornness of their heart, have heaped unto themselves; which despised the goodness, patience, and long-sufferance of God, when he calleth them continually to repentance. Then shall they call upon me (saith the Lord) but I will not hear; they shall seek me early, but they shall not find me; and that, because they hated knowledge, and received not the fear of the Lord, but abhorred my counsel, and despised my correction. Then shall it be too late to knock, when the door shall be shut; and too late to cry for mercy, when it is the time of justice. O terrible voice of most just judgement, which shall be pronounced upon them, when it shall be said unto them, Go, ye cursed, into the fire everlasting, which is prepared for the devil and his angels. Therefore, brethren, take we heed betime, while the day of salvation lasteth; for the night cometh, when none can work: But let us, while we have the light, believe in the light, and walk as children of the light; that we be not cast into utter darkness, where is weeping and gnashing of teeth. Let us not abuse the goodness of God, who calleth us mercifully to amendment, and of his endless pity promiseth us forgiveness of that which is past, if with a perfect and true heart we return unto him. For though our sins be as red as scarlet, they shall be made white as snow; and though they be like purple, yet they shall be made white as wool. Turn ye (saith the Lord) from all your wickedness, and your sin shall not be your destruction: Cast away from you all your ungodliness that ye have done: Make you new hearts, and a new spirit: Wherefore will ye die, O ye house of Israel? seeing that I have no pleasure in the death of him that dieth, saith the Lord God. Turn ye then, and ye shall live. Although we have sinned, yet have we an Advocate with the Father, Messiah Yeshua the righteous; and he is the propitiation for our sins. For he was wounded for our offences, and smitten for our wickedness. Let us therefore return unto him, who is the merciful receiver of all true penitent sinners; assuring ourselves that he is ready to receive us, and most willing to pardon us, if we come unto him with faithful repentance; if we submit ourselves unto him, and from henceforth walk in his ways; if we will take his easy yoke and light burden upon us, to follow him in lowliness, patience, and charity, and be ordered by the governance of his Ruach HaKodesh; seeking always his glory, and serving him duly in our vocation with thanksgiving. This if we do, Messiah will deliver us from the curse of the Torah, and from the extreme malediction which shall light upon them that shall be set on the left hand; and he will set us on his right hand, and give us the gracious benediction of his Father, commanding us to take possession of his glorious kingdom: Unto which he vouchsafe to bring us all, for his infinite mercy. Amen.

Then shall they all kneel, and recite this Psalm:

Psalm 51. Miserere mei, Deus.

HAVE mercy upon me, O God, after thy great goodness : according to the multitude of thy mercies do away mine offences.
Wash me throughly from my wickedness : and cleanse me from my sin.
For I acknowledge my faults : and my sin is ever before me.
Against thee only have I sinned, and done this evil in thy sight : that thou mightest be justified in thy saying, and clear when thou art judged.
Behold, I was shapen in wickedness : and in sin hath my mother conceived me.
But lo, thou requirest truth in the inward parts: and shalt make me to understand wisdom secretly.
Thou shalt purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean : thou shalt wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.
Thou shalt make me hear of joy and gladness: that the bones which thou hast broken may rejoice.
Turn thy face away from my sins : and put out all my misdeeds.
Make me a clean heart, O God : and renew a right spirit within me.
Cast me not away from thy presence : and take not thy holy Spirit from me.
O give me the comfort of thy help again : and stablish me with thy free Spirit.
Then shall I teach thy ways unto the wicked: and sinners shall be converted unto thee.
Deliver me from blood-guiltiness, O God, thou that art the God of my health : and my tongue shall sing of thy righteousness.
Thou shalt open my lips, O Lord : and my mouth shall shew thy praise.
For thou desirest no sacrifice, else would I give it thee : but thou delightest not in burnt-offering.
The sacrifice of God is a troubled spirit : a broken and contrite heart, O God, shalt thou not despise.
O be favourable and gracious unto Sion : build thou the walls of Jerusalem.
Then shalt thou be pleased with the sacrifice of righteousness, with the burnt-offerings and oblations : then shall they offer young bullocks upon thine altar.
Doxology: Glory be to Thee, O HaShem, the Lord-God of Israel : As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Minister: Lord, have mercy upon us.
Congregation: Messiah, have mercy upon us.
Minister: Lord, have mercy upon us.

OUR Father which 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.

Minister: O Lord, save thy servants;
Answer: That put their trust in thee.
Minister: Send unto them help from above.
Answer: And evermore mightily defend them.
Minister: Help us, O God our Saviour.
Answer: And for the glory of thy Name deliver us; be merciful unto us sinners, for thy Name’s sake.
Minister: O Lord, hear our prayer.
Answer: And let our cry come unto thee.
Minister: Let us pray.

O LORD, we beseech thee, mercifully hear our prayers, and spare all those who confess their sins unto thee; that they, whose consciences by sin are accused, by thy merciful pardon may be absolved; through Yeshua the Messiah our Lord. Amen.

MOST mighty God, and merciful Father, who hast compassion upon all men, and hatest nothing that thou hast made; who wouldest not the death of a sinner, but that he should rather turn from his sin, and be saved: Mercifully forgive us our trespasses; receive and comfort us, who are grieved and wearied with the burden of our sins. Thy property is always to have mercy; to thee only it appertaineth to forgive sins. Spare us therefore, good Lord, spare thy people, whom thou hast redeemed; enter not into judgement with thy servants, who are vile earth, and miserable sinners; but so turn thine anger from us, who meekly acknowledge our vileness, and truly repent us of our faults, and so make haste to help us in this world, that we may ever live with thee in the world to come; through Yeshua the Messiah our Lord. Amen.

TURN thou us, O good Lord, and so shall we be turned. Be favourable, O Lord, Be favourable to thy people, Who turn to thee in weeping, fasting, and praying. For thou art a merciful God, Full of compassion, long-suffering, and of great pity. Thou sparest when we deserve punishment, And in thy wrath thinkest upon mercy. Spare thy people, good Lord, Spare them, and let not thine heritage be brought to confusion. Hear us, O Lord, for thy mercy is great, And after the multitude of thy mercies look upon us; Through the merits and mediation of thy blessed Son, Yeshua the Messiah our Lord. Amen.

Mourner’s Kaddish
Magnified and sanctified be his great name in the world which he hath created according to his will. May he establish his kingdom during your life and during your days, and during the life of all the house of Israel, even speedily and at a near time, and say ye, Amen.
(Cong. — Amen. Let his great name be blessed for ever and to all eternity.)
Blessed, praised and glorified, exalted, extolled and honored, magnified and lauded be the name of the Holy One, blessed be he (Cong. — Blessed be he exceedingly) though he be high above all the blessings and hymns, praises and consolations, which are uttered in the world, through Yeshua the Messiah; and say ye, Amen. (Cong. — Amen.)
May there be abundant peace from heaven, and life for us and for all Israel, through the same Yeshua the Messiah; and say ye, Amen. (Cong. — Amen.)

Take three steps backward. Bow to the left and and say: “He who maketh peace…”; bow to the right and say: “may he in his mercy…”; bow forward and say: “and for all Israel…” After waiting for a short while in standing position take three steps forward.

He who maketh peace in his high places, may he make peace for us and for all Israel, through the same Yeshua the Messiah, our Lord; and say ye, Amen. (Cong. — Amen.)


Then follows the
Maariv service of Yom Kippur.

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