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The Romualdian’s
Trinitarian Crown
The Prayer Rule
of the
The Brotherhood of Saint Romuald
 
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Standard Version 
The Romualdian’s Trinitarian Crown (a Prayer Rule)

With our 100 knot or beaded Romualdian Brojanice (Rosary) 
Our monastics utilize 300 ct. rosary for communal recitation


Intro Prayers:
O God be + attentive unto helping me / O Lord Make haste to Help Me.

Glory to the Father, and to + the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning, is now and ever, unto the ages of ages. Amen.

Our Father, (remainder of this prayer is said silently) [ Who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy Name. Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us.]  (aloud): And lead us not into temptation, but + deliver us from evil. 

 Three times: Lord, have mercy.

then: Glory to the Father, and to + the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning, is now and ever, unto the ages of ages. Amen

O Lord, open my lips, and my mouth shall show forth Thy praise.

The Miserere: Prayer of Repentance

Have mercy on me, O God, according to thy steadfast love; according to thy abundant mercy blot out my transgressions. Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin! For I know my transgressions, and my sin is ever before me. Against thee, thee only, have I sinned, and done that which is evil in thy sight, so that thou art justified in thy sentence and blameless in thy judgment. Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, and in sin did my mother conceive me.  Behold, thou desirest truth in the inward being; therefore, teach me wisdom in my secret heart. 

Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow. Fill me with joy and gladness; let the bones which thou hast broken rejoice. Hide thy face from my sins, and blot out all my iniquities. Create in me a clean heart, O God, and put a new and right spirit within me. Cast me not away from thy presence, and take not thy holy Spirit from me. Restore to me the joy of thy salvation, and uphold me with a willing spirit. Then I will teach transgressors thy ways, and sinners will return to thee. 

Deliver me from blood guiltiness, O God, thou God of my salvation, and my tongue will sing aloud of thy deliverance. O Lord, open thou my lips, and my mouth shall show forth thy praise. For thou hast no delight in sacrifice; were I to give a burnt offering, thou wouldst not be pleased. The sacrifice acceptable to God is a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise. 

Do good to Zion in thy good pleasure; rebuild the walls of Jerusalem, then wilt thou delight in right sacrifices, in burnt offerings and whole burnt offerings; then bulls will be offered on thy altar. 

Open unto us the door of thy loving-kindness, O + most blessed Mother of God.

As we set our hope in thee, let us not be confounded, but through thee may we be delivered from all adversities. For thou art the salvation of the Christian race.

Rejoice O Virgin Mother!

Rejoice, O Virgin Mother of God, Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou amongst women and blessed is the fruit + of thy womb, for thou hast borne the Savior of our souls.

Prayer to the Triune God

+ O God the Father bless me, He that created the world out of nothing.
+ O God the Son preserve me, He that repaired the lost human race with His Own Blood. 
+ O God the Holy Ghost enlighten me, and may the compassionate out-pouring of Him save me always. 
+ May the All-Holy Trinity deliver me from all evil, preserve and strengthen me in all goodness, and bring me to everlasting life. Amen. 

Oblates & others among the Laity are asked to choose one of the following three prayers and avoid reading all three in a single session.

FIRST PRAYER
O God, my God, almighty One, before Thee I fall down in humble adoration. Thou art King of kings and Lord of lords; Thou art judge of all the ages; Thou art the redeemer of our souls. Thou art the deliverer of those with faith; Thou art the hope of those that toil; Thou art the comfort of those that sorrow; Thou art the path to those that stray; Thou art the teacher of the nations; Thou art the creator of all created things. Thou art the lover of all good; Thou art the ruler of all the virtues; Thou art the joy of Thy Saints; Thou art everlasting life; Thou art joy in the truth; Thou art exultation in the eternal homeland; Thou art Light of Light; Thou art the wellspring of holiness; Thou art the glory of God the Father on high. Thou art the Saviour of the world; Thou art the fullness of the Holy Spirit. Thou sittest at the right hand of God the Father; Thou reignest upon Thy throne for ever. 

I ask Thee for remission of all sins, O my Lord Jesus Christ, Who desirest that none should perish, but all be saved and come to the knowledge of the truth. Thou, O God, hast said with Thy pure and holy mouth: In whatsoever day the sinner turneth again, ‘living, he shall live, and shall not die.’ (Ezec. 18:21) I turn again to Thee, and with all my heart I will cry  to Thee, my God, and to Thee I now wish to confess all my sins. My debts are multiplied upon me, for my sins have no number.

 I confess + to Thee O Lord my God, for I have sinned against heaven and against the earth and before Thee and before Thine Angels. I have sinned by neglecting Thy commandments and my work. I have sinned by vainglory, boasts, and elation of heart. I have sinned by envy and ill will. I have sinned by speaking ill of others and by greed. I have sinned by  pride  and  by  malice.  I have  sinned  by  fornication  and  by gluttony.  I  have  sinned  by  false  witness  and  by  hating  others.  I  have sinned by dishonesty and stealing. I have sinned by blasphemy and by carnal hopes. I have sinned by drunkenness and by idle chatter. I have sinned by contentions and by quarrels. I have sinned by swearing and by irritability. I have sinned by earthly and vanishing joy. I have sinned by the  delighting  of  my  mind.  I  have  sinned  by  depression  and  by murmuring. I have sinned with mine eyes and with mine ears. I have sinned with my nose and with my mouth. I have sinned with my hands and with my feet. I have sinned with my tongue and throat. I have sinned with my neck and chest. I have sinned in my heart and in thoughts. I have sinned with my bones and flesh. I have sinned with my marrow and loins. I have sinned with my soul and with my whole body. 

If Thine avenging justice were now upon me, seeing that my sins have been so very  greatly  multiplied  in  myself,  how  could  I  bear  Thy judgment? But I have Thee as my High Priest. I confess my sins to Thee, my God, for Thou art the sinless One. I beseech Thee, Lord God, by Thy Passion and by the sign and wood of Thy salvation-bearing Cross, and by the shedding of Thy holy Blood, that Thou wouldst grant me remission of all my sins.  I ask Thee, O Lord my  God,  Jesus  Christ,  that  Thou wouldst not deal with me according to my deserts but according to Thy great  mercy.  Judge me, Lord, according to the judgment  of  Thy forgiveness and Thy mercy. I implore Thee, mine almighty God, that Thou wouldst plant Thy love and fear in me. For Thy name’s sake, raise up in me repentance and weeping for my sins. Help me and grant me the remembrance of  Thy  commandments.  O God, blot out mine  iniquity from Thy sight, and turn not Thy countenance away from my prayer. Cast me not away from Thy presence.  (cf. Ps. 50)  Forsake me not; O my God, depart not from me,  (Ps. 37:23)  but strengthen me in Thy will. Teach me what I should do, what I should speak, and what I should be silent about. O Lord my God, defend me from all mine enemies, visible and invisible. O Lord my God, defend me from the darts of the Devil and against the angel of hell suggesting many evils to me and teaching me how to do them. Forsake me not, O Lord my God, forsake me not, Thy lonely and miserable servant, but help me, O Lord my God, and perfect Thy teaching in me. Teach me to do Thy will, (Ps. 142:10) for Thou art my Teacher and my God, Who reignest unto ages of ages. Amen.

SECOND PRAYER 
Before Thine eyes, O Lord, I whose conscience is guilty stand witness. I do not dare to ask for what I am unworthy to receive. For Thou, Lord, knowest all that happeneth with us. We blush for shame to confess what we were fearless to allow ourselves to do. We serve Thee only with words, and lie in our heart; and what we say we want, we prove by our actions that we refuse. Spare us who confess to Thee, Lord; forgive our sins; have mercy on those who beseech Thee; and because mine understanding regarding Thy Most Holy Mysteries is weak, grant, O Lord, that Thou Who dost not accept from us the words of a stony heart mayest impart forgiveness to us of Thyself, Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen. 

THIRD PRAYER 
For my sins, O Lord, I ask forgiveness from Thee, for very many are my sins, and numberless my transgressions. I have transgressed with predictability, daily, by   day   and   by   night.   I   walk   against   the commandment of God which I ought  to  keep,  for  full  am  I  of drunkenness,   vainglory,   dishonesty,   perjury,   theft,   fornication, defilement, lust, pride, spiritual sloth, and envy, for I am sinful and unfaithful, wicked of heart, and hateful. I beat against every commandment which I ought to keep from day to day. But, O Father in heaven, I ask for Thy pity and Thy mercy, that Thou never allow me to depart from the light of this life before Thou grant me, a sinner, such repentance that it will free me from hell and bring me into Thy holy mercy. Amen.

A Prayer to the Mother of God
Earliest Known Version
Beneath Thy Compassion we take refuge O Theotokos, do not despise our petitions in times of trouble but from danger rescue us O Holy, Only Blessed, + Mother of Our God.

The Kyrieleison

On each knot in every decade: 

Lord, have mercy!

+ Christ, have mercy!

Lord, have mercy! (At each knot) (prostrations)

Following each decade on the bead:

 My Most Holy and Blessed Lady + Theotokos (or Mother of God), Save Us!

NOTE: One is best to recite The Kyrieleison in the following pattern:
Kyrieleison


We call this chant pattern “Trinitarian” after the Rublev Ikon of the Holy Trinity.

After going around the brojanice completely:

Our Lady, Blessed Mother of God, save and preserve thy servants (names of parents, relatives, and friends), and all those who have asked us for prayer, increase their faith and repentance, and when they die give them rest with the saints in your eternal glory. +

Conclusion:  
Our Father, (remainder silently): Who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy Name. Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us.
(aloud) And + lead us not into temptation, but + deliver us from evil. 

Axion Estin/It is Truly Meet
It is truly meet to bless thee, O Theotokos, ever blessed and most pure, and the Mother of God.  More honorable than the Cherubim, and beyond compare more glorious than the Seraphim, who without corruption gavest birth to God the Word, the very + Theotokos, thee do we magnify

Three times:  Lord, have mercy. 

then:
Glory to the Father, and to + the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning, is now and ever unto the ages of ages. Amen

Prayer to the Theotokos
 (Mother of God) for Healing
Where bitter sorrows overcome us, there will Patience and Rest be revealed. Where the torment of despair dwells in the soul, there will shine the ineffable Light of Divinity! Console the fainthearted, strengthen the weak, bestow softening and enlightenment upon embittered hearts. Heal Thine ailing people, O All-Merciful Queen! 

Bless the minds and hands of our physicians, that they might serve as instruments of the All-Powerful Physician, Christ our Saviour. 

We pray before Thine Icon, that Thou mightest truly live with us, O Sovereign Lady! 

Stretch out Thy hands, filled with healing and cures, O Joy of the sorrowful, Consolation in afflictions that having speedily received miraculous help, we may glorify the Life-Creating and Undivided Trinity, the Father and X the Son and the Holy Spirit, unto the ages of ages. Amen.

Prayer to St. John the Theologian
O Apostle beloved of Christ our God, / hasten to deliver a defenseless people. / He Who allowed thee to recline on His breast/ receives thee bowing in prayer, O John the Theologian. / Implore Him to dispel heathen persistence/ and to grant us peace and mercy.  Who can tell of thy mighty works, O beloved Saint? / Thou didst pour forth miracles. / Thou art a source of healing and dost intercede for our souls/ as Theologian and friend of Christ. 

Prayer to St. Benedict
Glorious Saint Benedict, O Patriarch of monastics in the Western Church, sublime model of virtue, pure vessel of God’s grace! Behold me, humbly kneeling at your feet. I implore you in your loving kindness to pray for me before the throne of God. / To you I have recourse in the dangers that daily surround me. Shield me against my selfishness, and my indifference to God and to my neighbor. Inspire me to imitate you in all things. May your blessing be with me always, so that I may see and serve Christ in others and work for His kingdom 


Prayer to St. Romuald
O father Romuald, you are a sign of perfect solitude having heeded so well the Lord’s command to enter into your closet in order to pray, whose great measure of self-denial led you to the peak of contemplation in God’s holy presence, whose only desire was that souls might draw close to Him – pray all who seek the Lord may approach Him with a whole heart, a heart set on Him alone, that in such perfect devotion all might find Him present in their souls, in their spirits, and be elevated in their lowliness to His indescribable divine love, to His peace which passes all our understanding but draws us ever closer to His wounded side. 

To One’s Patron Saint
Pray to God for me, O Patron Saint
 (saints name) well-pleasing to God. I fervently entreat you who are the sure help and intercessor for my soul. 


A prayer to the All-Holy Trinity
The Father is my hope; the Son is my refuge; the Holy Spirit is my protector.  O All-holy Trinity, + glory to You.

Three times: Lord, have mercy. 

Then: 
Glory to the Father, and to the +  Son, and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning, is now and ever unto the ages of ages. Amen

THE END OF THE ROMUALDIAN TRINITARIAN CROWN
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Short Version 

The Romualdian Trinitarian Crown
(Prayer Rule)
With our 33 knot or beaded Romualdian Brojanice (Rosary) 

Rule begins with Intro Prayers: 

O God + be attentive unto helping me / 
O Lord Make haste to Help Me 
Glory to the Father, and to + the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning, is now and ever, unto the ages of ages. Amen

Our Father, (remainder of this prayer is said silently) [ Who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy Name. Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us.] (aloud): And lead us + not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.

Three times: Lord, have mercy. 

then: 
Glory to the Father, and to + the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning, is now and ever, unto the ages of ages. Amen 

O Lord, open my lips, and my mouth shall show forth Thy praise. 

Penitential Prayer of St. Ambrose of Milan
O Lord, who hast mercy upon all, take away from me, my sins, and mercifully kindle in me the fire of thy Holy Spirit. Take away from me the heart of stone, and give me a heart of flesh, a heart to love and adore Thee, a heart to delight in Thee, to follow and enjoy Thee, for Christ’s sake, Amen.

Penitential Prayer of St. Augustine
O Lord, the house of my soul is narrow; enlarge it that you may enter in. It is ruinous, O repair it! It displeases Your sight. I confess it, I know. But who shall cleanse it, to whom shall I cry but to you? Cleanse me from my secret faults, O Lord, and spare Your servant from strange sins.  Amen.


Rejoice O Virgin Mother!
Rejoice, O Virgin Mother of God, Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou amongst women and blessed is the fruit + of thy womb, for thou hast borne the Savior of our souls.
 

Prayer to Triune God 
O God the Father bless me, He that created the world out of nothing.
O God the Son preserve me, He that repaired the lost human race with His Own Blood. 
O God the Holy Ghost enlighten me, and may the compassionate out-pouring of Him save me always. 
+   May the All-Holy Trinity deliver me from all evil, preserve and strengthen me in all goodness, and bring me to everlasting life. Amen.

 

Kyrieleison 

On each knot in every decade: 
Lord, have mercy!
+ Christ, have mercy!
      Lord, have mercy! 

(At each knot) (prostrations) 

Following each decade: 
My Most Holy and Blessed Lady Theotokos (or Mother of God), + Save Us! 

NOTE: One is best to recite The Kyrieleison in the following pattern:
Kyrieleison

After going around the brojanice completely: 

Our Lady, Blessed Mother of God, save and preserve thy servants (names of parents, relatives, and friends), and all those who have asked us for prayer, increase their faith and repentance, and when they die give them rest with the saints in your eternal glory. +

Conclusion:  

Our Father, (remainder silently): Who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy Name. Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us.

(aloud) And lead us + not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.

Axion Estin/It is Truly Meet
It is truly meet to bless thee, O Theotokos, ever blessed and most pure, and the Mother of God. More honorable than the Cherubim, and beyond compare more glorious than the Seraphim, who without corruption gavest birth to God the Word, the very Theotokos, thee do we magnify. +


St. Augustine’s Prayer to the Holy Spirit
Breathe in me O Holy Spirit that my thoughts may all be holy; Act in me O Holy Spirit that my works, too, may be holy; Draw my heart O Holy Spirit that I love but what is holy; Strengthen me O Holy Spirit to defend that is holy; Guard me then O Holy Spirit that I always may be holy.


St. Silouan the Athonite’s
Prayer 
in Thanks for the Holy Spirit
Glory be to God that He has not left us comfortless but gave us the Holy Spirit on earth. The Holy Spirit teaches the soul ineffable love for mankind, and compassion for all who have gone astray. +

Three times:  Lord, have mercy. 

then: 
Glory to the Father, and + to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning, is now and ever unto the ages of ages. Amen


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THE END OF 

Short Version of

The Romualdi Brotherhood Prayer Rule
or the

Trinitarian Crown
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