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Petar Spremo

Essay I

November 2003.

B.A. in Theology

ESSAY DIVINE LITURGY – ST. JOHN CHRYSOSTOM

Hartford University, St. Paul , MN , USA 2003 A.D

D . Cleric of the Zvornik’s eparchy Hartford University. would try to explain and to bring to the ordinary people who does not speak Serbian language.Petar Spremo Essay II November 2003. MN 25th November 2003/06th December 2003. whole beautifulness and holiness of lyrics-praying as well the music of Orthodox Church. Saint Paul. Paul . USA 2003 A. of the Divine Liturgy of the Saint John Chrysostom. MN . Beside of the lyrics the maker of this Essay to include some Holy Day’s troparia. some Communion Hymns and spiritual songs used in Orthodox Church. His Eminence Basil / Vasilije This Essay. I hope that such effort will meet with approval from the part of our faithful church-goers. in Theology Divine Liturgy This Essay is published with the blessing of the Bishop of zvornik’s – tuzla’s diocese of the Serbian Orthodox Church. Petar Spremo. St.A. B.

and by air. for the diaconate in the Christ. Choir-People: Lord. for the good estate of the Holy Churches of God.Petar Spremo Essay III November 2003. in Theology THE DIVINE LITURGY OF OUR FATHER AMONG THE SAINTS – JOHN CHRYSOSTOM The Liturgy of the Catechumens – The Great Litany Priest: Blessed is the Kingdom of the Father. Choir-People: Lord. for captives and their salvation. Priest: In peace let us pray to the Lord. let us pray to the Lord. have mercy. have mercy. and of the Holy Spirit. have mercy. Priest: For this city. St. have mercy. let us pray to the Lord. and for the union of all. and unto ages of ages. Priest: For seasonable weather. Hartford University. Priest: For our most Holy Patriarch Paul and for our Bishop Basil. Choir-People: Lord. let us pray to the Lord. have mercy. Priest: To enable them to subdue every enemy and adversary. Choir-People: Lord. for all the clergy and the people. Choir-People: Lord. Paul . Choir-People: Lord. MN . now and forever. let us pray to the Lord. have mercy. for the venerable priesthood. let us pray to the Lord. for every city and countryside. B. Choir. Choir-People: Amen. and of the Son.People: Lord.D . have mercy. have mercy. let us pray to the Lord. Priest: For the Honourable and God-protected Prince and inheritancee of throne His Majesty Aleksandar. Choir-Priest: Lord. USA 2003 A. Priest: For this Holy House and for those that enter it with faith. reverence and the fear of God. have mercy. for the sick and the suffering. wrath and want. Choir-People: Lord. by land. and for them that with faith dwell in them. Priest: For travellers by the water. let us pray to the Lord. Priest: For the peace from the above and for the salvation of our souls. and for peaceful times.A. Priest: For the peace of the whole world. Priest: For our deliverance from all tribulation. Choir-People: Lord. have mercy. for our Republika Srpska Government let us pray to the Lord. let us pray to the Lord. let us pray of the Lord. for abundance of the fruits of the earth.

Glorified with the Father and the Holy Spirit: Save us. Most Blessed and Glorious Lady. now and forever. the Mother of God and Ever-Virgin Mary. O God. Choir. Priest: Commemorating our Most Holy. B. O my soul. with all the saints. and one another. USA 2003 A. have mercy on us. and to the Son. have mercy. and our whole life unto Christ our God. have mercy. Only begotten Son and Word of God. to the Father. O Christ our God. and safeguard us. Choir-People: Lord. in Theology Choir-Priest: Lord. the power. and unto ages of ages. Choir-People: Amen. and of the Son. and to the Son. Paul . that art immortal. And by Thy Death hast death subdued. have mercy on us. and to the Holy Spirit. O Lord. Choir-People: To Thee. with all saints. Than.D . Priest: Protect us.Petar Spremo Essay IV November 2003. by Thy grace. have mercy. Most Pure. let us commend ourselves. The priest secretly says the Prayer of the First Antiphon: O Lord our God . O God. and our whole life unto Christ our Lord. yet didst take on Thee for our Salvation To be incarnate of the Holy Mother of God and ever – Virgin Mary. : and all that is within me bless His Holy Name: Blessed art Thou. MN . have mercy. let us commend ourselves. Choir-People: Lord.A. Most Blessed. Whose power is ineffable…… ALOUD: For unto Thee and due all glory. Glory to the Father. and the glory of the Father. That art One of the Holy Trinity. FIRST ANTIPHON Choir-People: Glory to the Father.People: Lord. Hartford University. by Thy grace. have mercy. and unto the ages of ages. Choir-People: Lord. O Lord. and unto the ages of ages. now and forever. The Priest: Again and again in peace let us pray to the Lord. O Lord. the priest: Again and again in peace let us pray to the Lord. the Mother of God Ever-Virgin Mary. Amen. and to the Son. Choir-People: To Thee. and unto ages of ages. and one another.People: Amen. Priest: Commemorating our Most Holy. St. honour and worship. and to the Holy Spirit: Now and ever. save us. Amen. The Priest reads the prayer of the Second Antiphon inaudibly: O Lord our God. and without change wast made man: and wast crucified also. save Thy people…………… ALOUD: For Thine is dominion and Thine is the Kingdom. Priest: Protect us. and of the Holy Spirit. and to the Holy Spirit: Now and ever. and Glorious Lady. Choir. and safeguard us. Most Pure. Bless the Lord. save us.

Choir-People: Lord. For they shell be comforted. Blessed are the pure in hart: For they shell see God.D .Petar Spremo Essay V November 2003. Choir-People: Amen. And say all kinds of evil against you falsely for my sake. Thereafter cantors sing the Troparia according to the day: Hartford University. now and forever. Blessed are the poor in spirit : For theirs is the Kingdom of Haven. O God. save us . Blessed are you when men revile you and persecute you. with all saints. Rejoice and be exceedingly glad: For your reward is great in Haven. Now and ever… Remember us. and safeguard us. Blessed are the meek: For they shell inherit the earth. MN .A. USA 2003 A. Blessed are they who hunger and thirst after righteousness: For they shell be filled. Glory: Remember us. Blessed are they who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake: For theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven. and our whole life unto Christ our Lord. THE LITTLE ENTRANCE Third Antiphon The Beatitudes Choir-People: In the Kingdom remember us. save us who sing unto Thee : Alleluia. Blessed are they that mourn. B. in Theology Priest: Protect us. the Mother of God Ever-Virgin Mary. have mercy. and unto the ages of ages. Most Blessed and Glorious Lady. Most Pure. and to the Son. have mercy on us. and to the Holy Spirit. let us commend ourselves. O Lord. O Lord: When Thou comest into Thy kingdom. Blessed are the peacemakers: For they shall be called the Sons of God. The Priest elevates the Gospel . The Prayer of the Third Antiphon is read by the priest inaudibly. let us worship and fall down before Christ! O Son of God. and says: Wisdom! Let us attend! Choir-People: Come. Who art risen from the death ( if not Sunday: Who art wonderful in Thy Saints). Priest ALOUD: For a gracious and man-loving God art Thou and unto Thee we ascribe glory: to the Father. St. O Lord: When Thou comest in Thy Kingdom. Choir-People: To Thee. by Thy grace. O Hoky One: When Thou comest in Thy Kingdom. Blessed are merciful: For they shall obtain mercy. Priest: Commemorating our Most Holy. Paul . and one another.

for Thy protection never fails. our Life and our Resurrection. He is become the first-born of the dead. Tone – Voice 4. Meditation unwearied at our Marker’s Throne. hast risen .” Tone-Voice 3.Petar Spremo Essay VI November 2003. That thou mightest free us from anguish.A. O Merciful One. Tone-Voice 8. When Thou didst descend unto death.Voice 5. Thou hast subdued hell. and has bestowed His great mercy upon the world. O Lord. Thou hast changed the myrrhbearers’ lamentation into joy.) Now and ever. Christ our God. granting life . Glory to Thee. MN . Haste Thee to intercession. O Lord. Tone-Voice 2. but be kind and help us before we know our need. and let those of earth be glad. and speed to make entreaty. granting the world his great mercy. for with faith we cry unto Thee. O Saviour. and to endure death. granting to the world the great mercy. Thou hast open Paradise to the thief . the glad news of the Resurrection. in Theology Sunday Troparia of all eight Tones.D . While stone was sealed by the Jews and the soldiers kept guard over the most pure Body. from the death of hell he has delivered us . Paul . and that the ancient curse was done away. glory to Thee. the women disciples of the Lord cried proudly unto the apostles: “Death is no more. O Life Immortal. Tone-Voice 7. and to rise dead by His Glorious Resurrection. and Thou hast commanded Thy Apostles to proclaim that Thou. and who for our salvation was born of the Virgin. Thou hast risen from the dead. Let those of heaven rejoice. Who with the Father and the Spirit Has no beginning. Thou didst meet the Virgin. for He was pleased to ascend the Cross in the flash. Thou didst destroy hell with the splendour of Thy Divinity. and didst endure the grave for three days. O Christ our God. our Boast Unshamed. Amen: O Protection of Christians. USA 2003 A. for which cause the heavenly powers cried aloud unto Thee. The angelic powers were in the tomb and the guards became as dead man. Thou didst rise on the third day. let us faithful believers hymn and adore. Hartford University. O Giver of life : “Glory to Thy Resurrection.” Tone. From on high Thou didst descend. St. O Mother of God. O Christ. Tone-Voice 6. Having learned from the angel. and unto ages of ages. B.Voices: Tone-Voice 1. for the Lord has shown strength with his arm he trampled down death by death. and Christ our God is risen. O Thou. O despise not the voices of us sinners raised in prayer. than all the heavenly powers cried aloud: “O Giver of Life. Glory be to Thy providence. who alone lovest mankind. for them that honour Thee. Glory to Thee. The Word. granting life to the world. Glory be to Thy Kingdom. The Troparia and Kontakia most often end with this Kontakion to the Most Holy Mother of God: (Tone-Voice 6. and Mary stood by the grave seeking Thine most pure Body. Thou hast destroyed Death by Thy Cross. And when Thou didst raise up the dead from the lowest parts of the earth. without being tempted by it .

Holy and Immortal. and unto Thee we ascribe glory: to the Father. The Priest meanwhile reads inaudibly the Prayer: “ O Master.Priest: Let us attend! Reader: In those days ( or : Brethren or My son Timothy . now and ever and unto ages of ages. Priest: O Lord Almighty.Petar Spremo Essay VII November 2003. Peace be to all! Choir. (Thrice). Holy God. alleluia. etc. Holy and Immortal. READING OF THE HOLY SCRIPTURE “The Epistle” Priest: Let us attend. OR from the Epistle of some other Apostle). Reader: The Prokimenon in the _______Tone-Voice. now and ever and unto ages of ages. Priest: The reading of the Holy Gospel. have mercy. Choir-People: Amen. Choir-Priest: Lord. Glory to the Father. glory to Thee. and to the Holy Spirit. MN .A. have mercy. Holy and Immortal. we pray unto Thee. Priest: Have mercy upon us. St. Hartford University.. O God. Reader: The Reading (from the Acts of the Holy Apostles OR from the Epistle of the Saint Apostle Paul to the Romans. Holy and Mighty.People: And to thy spirit. Holy and Mighty. Peace be to all! Reader: And to thy spirit. Priest: Wisdom. kindle within our harts the light of Thy divine knowledge……” And than aloud: Wisdom! Attend! Let us hear the Holy Gospel. Choir-People: Alleluia. glory to Thee. the Priest says: Peace be to thee (Reader)! Reader: And to thy spirit. to the Corinthians. we pray unto Thee. and with all our mind let us say: Choir-Priest: Lord. The Litany of Fervent Supplication Priest: Let us say with all our soul. After the Reading is ended. O our God. in Theology The Trice Holy Hymn Priest: For Holy art Thou. and to the Son. Priest: Let us attend! ( And he reads the appointed portion of the Holy Gospel) After reading…. O Lord. and to the Son. have mercy on us. hear us and have mercy. Paul . O Lord. Peace be to all! Choir-People: Glory to Thee. Priest: Wisdom. Holy God.) and continues with the reading for the particular day.D . B. Priest: Wisdom. the God of our Fathers. Choir-People: Glory to Thee. alleluia. USA 2003 A. hear us and have mercy. have mercy on us. have mercy on us. and to the Holy Spirit. according to Thy great mercy.

O Lord. now and forever. Thrice. have mercy. our Patriarch Poul. have mercy. Priest: We pray also for the repose of souls of the departed servants of God (names). who rest in peace here and everywhere. Priest: Let us beseech Christ. and unto ages of ages. we pray unto Thee. Thrice. Thirce. then the priest says this Litany: ( Warning: This Litany will not be proceed on the Sunday – Resurrection Day) Priest: Have mercy upon us. Choir-People: Lord.Petar Spremo Essay VIII November 2003. O God. Heavenly Kingdom. Choir-People: Grant it . have mercy. and for the people here present who await from Thee great and abundant mercies. Thrice. Litany for the Dead If there be any offering made for the dead. ordained monks. B. Priest: We pray also for our brethren. have mercy. and to the Holy Spirit. Choir-People: Lord. Priest: We pray also for the Honourable and God-protected President of Republika Srpska and for our government. Thrice. Choir-People: Lord.D . and that the Lord our God may enlighten them and help them in everything. MN . Priest: For a merciful and man-loving God art Thou. St. Priest: Let us pray to the Lord. for the founders of this holy House. USA 2003 A. have mercy. Thrice. Thrice. Priest: We pray also for them that bring offerings and do good deeds in this holy and venerable House. for them that work and sing. Choir-People: Lord. here us and have mercy. Choir-People: Lord. priests. and to Thee we ascribe glory: to the Father. and salvation. Choir-People: Lord. and for all our brethren in Christ. Choir-People: Lord. have mercy. for divine mercy. Thrice. according to Thy great mercy. have mercy. Choir-People: Lord. and the remission of their sins. Paul . Priest: We pray also for His Holiness. health. Thrice. and that all their voluntary and involuntary transgressions be forgiven. Hartford University. Thrice. Choir-People: Amen. have mercy. Priest: We pray also for all our Christ-loving brothers and sisters. Priest: We pray also for the Blessed. Priest: That the Lord our God establish their souls where the righteous repose. for His Grace our Bishop Basil. in Theology Choir-People: Lord. for the victory. our Immortal King and God. and subdue to them every enemy and adversary. have mercy. and for all our departed orthodox fathers and brethren. and to the Son. and for all our brotherhood in Christ. Ever –Memorabile. have mercy. Choir-People: Lord. good estate. peace.A. and Most Holy Orthodox Patriarchs for devout kings and right-believing queens. have mercy. Choir-People: Lord.

Choir-People: Amen. have mercy. and of the Holy Spirit. have mercy. and unto the ages of ages. THE LITURGY OF THE FAITHFUL Priest: All that are catechumens. Dismissal of the Catechumens Priest: Ye catechumens. All that are faithful. and worship. and unto the ages of ages. and we accord glory to Thee. have mercy upon them. Choir-people: Lord. B. Choir-People: Lord. Choir-People: Lord. Choir. bow your heads unto the Lord. Priest reads the Prayer of the Catechumens (inaudibly) – ALOUD: That they also may with us glorify Thy Most Honourable and Majestic Name of the Father. and safeguard them. Priest: Protect us. and safeguard us O God. Choir-Priest: Lord. O Christ our God. For unto Thee are due all glory. Priest: Again and again in peace let us pray to the Lord. have mercy. Priest: That He may reveal unto them the Gospel of righteousness. again and again in peace let us pray to the Lord. Priest: Ye faithful. Paul . have mercy. have mercy. have mercy. depart: all that are catechumens. St. by Thy grace. Choir. and unto the ages of ages. and of the Son. and to the Son. depart.A. and the Holy Spirit. Hartford University. now and forever. by Thy grace. and Thy Most Holy and Gracious and Life-giving Spirit now and forever. by Thy grace.D . let none of the catechumens remain. Choir-People: Amen. Choir-People: Lord.Priest: Lord. USA 2003 A. Priest: Wisdom. and the Repose of Thy departed servants ( names) . O God. save us. MN . Priest: Catechumens. catechumens. save us. Choir-People: Lord. pray unto Lord. and safeguard us.Priest: To Thee. O God. now and forever. to the Father. o Lord. that the Lord may have mercy upon them. have mercy on us. Choir-People: Amen. Priest: Protect us. in Theology Priest inaudibly reads the prayer for the departed: O God of spirits and of all corporal beings … ALOUD: For Thou art the Resurrection and the Life. Choir-People: Lord. The priest spreads out the antemension. Priest: Save them. have mercy upon us. Priest: That He may unite them to His Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church. have mercy. together with Thine unoriginate Father. have mercy. Priest: That He may instruct them in the word of truth. let us pray for the catechumens. honour. depart.Petar Spremo Essay IX November 2003. Choir-People: Lord. have mercy.

always. and His Grace our Bishop Basil. he says the Offertory Litany as follows: Priest: Let us complete our prayer to the Lord. reads the prescribed prayers. guarded always by Thy might. now and forever. and to the Holy Spirit. USA 2003 A. reverence. Orthodox Christians. The Priest comes out carrying the “Gifts”.Petar Spremo Essay X November 2003. Priest: For this Holy House and for them that with faith. the benefactors and donors of this holy House. and after the he closes the Royal Doors and draws the curtain. and unto the ages of ages. in the Holy Chalice wine. have mercy. always. Than. have mercy. alleluia. May the Lord our God remember in His Kingdom all of you. Choir-People: Lord. Who is coming invisibly escorted by the hosts of angels. and the people.D . The great entrance And the holy doors are opened. always. blesses it and censes holy table crosswise. have mercy. the priest takes the censer and. Choir-People: Lord. Choir-People sings “ The Cherubic Hymn”: All we that mystically represent the Cherubim and sing to the Life-giving Trinity the Trice-holy hymn . and to the Son. always. That. in Theology Choir-People: Lord. During the censing and the Prayers. have mercy. singers. to the Father. . May the Lord our God remember in His Kingdom our Most Holy Patriarch Paul. May the Lord our God remember in His Kingdom the Honourable and the God-protected President of Republika Srpska and our government. alleluia. now and forever. B. Choir-People: Lord. as he does so. and unto the ages of ages. Alleluia. MN . PREPARATION FOR THE COSECRATION OF THE “GIFTS” The priest sets down the “Gifts” upon the Holy Throne. iconostasis. and unto the ages of ages. Priest: For the precious gifts now set forth let us pray to the Lord. During the entrance the priest prays as follow: May the Lord our God remember in His Kingdom the honourable and Christ-loving Christian people. let us now lay aside all the cares of this life. Choir-People: Amen. putting the incense. St. saying. the whole sanctuary. and on the Paten (golden plate) the prepared bread in order to place them on the Holy Throne for the coming consecration. and godly fear enter therein. now and forever. and unto the ages of ages. When the priest enters the Altar the choir-people continues with the Cherubic Hymn: That we may receive the King of all. now and forever. now and forever. we may ascribe glory to Thee.A. censes the “Gifts” . Hartford University. let us pray to the Lord. and unto the ages of ages. Priest: Wisdom. Paul . the Psalm 51st and other prayers.

now and forever. begotten not made. have mercy upon us. Choir-People: Grant it. in Theology Priest: For our deliverance from all tribulation. Priest: Commemorating our Most Holy. O Lord. together with Thy Most Holy. Priest: That the end of our lives may be Christian. Priest: Let us love one another that with one accord we may profess: Choir-People: The Father. Choir-People: Lord. and of everything visible and invisible. Choir-People: Grant it. Paul . Priest: Trough the mercies of Thine Only-Begotten Son. by Thy grace. And in One Lord Jesus Christ. of one essence with the Father. and Life-Giving Spirit. peaceful. Choir-People: Grant it. O Lord. trough Whom all things were made. Priest: That the whole day may be perfect. Hartford University. a faithful guide. Gracious. Priest: For what is good and beneficial for our souls. Most Pure. Choir-People: Grant it. let us beseech the Lord. the Trinity One in Essence and Undivided. O Lord. and sinless. true God of true God. let us beseech the Lord. have mercy. let us beseech the Lord. Choir-People: To Thee. Light of light. begotten of the Father before all ages. Maker of heaven and earth. O Lord. the Only-Begotten Son of God. with all saints. O Lord. Choir-People: And with Thy Spirit. Priest: That the remaining time of our life we may live in peace and repentance. O God. painless. Choir-People: Grant it. save us.D . have mercy. Priest: Peace be with you. with Whom Thou art Blessed. blameless and peaceful. let us pray to the Lord. the Mother of God Ever-Virgin Mary. a guardian of our souls and bodies. Priest: For the pardon and remission of our sins and offences. B. Choir-People: Amen. Choir. wrath and want. let us beseech the Lord. and safeguard us.Petar Spremo Essay XI November 2003. the Son.People: Lord. let us commend ourselves. and our whole life unto Christ our Lord. let us beseech the Lord. and unto the ages of ages. Priest: The Doors! The Doors! In wisdom let us attend. O Lord. The Nicene Creed I believe in One God the Father Almighty. O Lord. USA 2003 A. MN . holy. let us beseech the Lord. and for a good account at the awesome judgement-seat of Christ. Priest: protect us. and for the peace of the world. St. Most Blessed and Glorious Lady. and the Holy Spirit.A. and one another. Priest: For an angel of peace. Choir-People: Grant it.

Hosanna in the highest: Blessed is He who cometh in the Name of the Lord. and the love of God the Father. who proceeds from the Father. Choir-People: A mercy of peace. Holy. Which is shed for you and for many. proclaiming and saying the triumphal hymn. Hartford University. This is My Blood of the new covenant. eat. USA 2003 A. Who together with the Father and Son is worshipped and glorifies. Catholic (translation. And the life of the future age. This is My Body. Whose Kingdom will have no end. to give thanks to Thee. Crucified for us under Pontius Pilate. In One. B. I await the resurrection of the dead. and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with all of you. I acknowledge one baptism for the remission of sins. Priest: Let us lift up our hearts. Who spoke trough the Prophets. ALOUD: Singing. Holy. a sacrifice of praise. the Giver of Life. Priest: The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ. the Son. to worship Thee … etc. Holy. the Trinity . Choir-People: Holy. Choir-People: Amen Now the priest points to the Holy Chalice and says aloud: Drink of it. St. Hosanna in the highest. After saying inaudibly a prayer. Amen. the Lord.D . Choir-People: And with thy spirit. One in Essence and Undivided. to bless Thee. let us stand in awe. He suffered and was buried. And he will return in glory to judge the living and the dead.A. And ascended into heaven. Paul . for the forgiveness of sins. to praise Thee. in Theology Who for us humans and for our salvation came down from heaven. The Canon of Eucharist Priest: Let us give thank to the Lord.Catholic by Universal) and Apostolic Church. Choir-People: It is proper and right to worship the Father. to offer the Holy Oblation in Peace. And in the Holy Spirit.Petar Spremo Essay XII November 2003. the priest pointing to the Holy Paten says aloud: Take. Prelude to the Consecration of the Holy Gifts Priest: Let us stand aright. let us attend. Which is broken for you for the forgiveness of sins. Lord of Sabbaoth ! Heaven and earth are full of Thy glory. and was incarnate by the Holy Spirit and of the Virgin Mary. And resurrected on the third day according to the Scriptures. and the Holy Spirit . and became Man. MN . and sits at the right hand of the Father. Choir-People: We have them lifted to the Lord. voicing. And the priest prays: It is proper and the right to sing to Thee. all of you.

With hands crossed the priest elevates the Holy Paten and the Holy Chalice. During the singing the priest. honour. Choir-People: Amen. O our God. Hartford University. Paul . in front of the Holy and Divine Mystery. Choir-People: We praise Thee. O Lord. to teach aright the Word of Thy truth. now and ever. The faithful should be aware of that and lift up his/her inner voice in a most fervent and awesome prayer. in Theology Choir-People: Amen. During that singing the priest invokes fervently the Holy and Divine Spirit to be sent by God the Father “ Upon us and upon these gifts here spread forth”. in behalf of all. and the mother of our God. because of mystical partaking in this Great and Sacred Mystery. MN . St.D .Petar Spremo Essay XIII November 2003. we bless Thee. for the country’s government. and of the Son. saying aloud: Thine own of Thine own we offer to Thee. Most Pure. and unto the ages of ages. for the health of the living. After this “Prayer of Intercession” the priest says aloud: Remember. and make the Bread on the Holy Paten “The precious Body of Christ”. and all! Priest: And grant us with one mouth and one heart to glorify and praise in song Thy Most Honourable and Majestic Name of the Father. prays for the Church. And we pray to Thee. and finishing them says aloud: Especially for our Most Holy. As being more honourable then the Cherubim. and for all. is repeated trice) . B.A. grant them to Thy Holy Churches in peace. we magnify thee! On the Great Holy Days instead of “ It is truly proper” another special Hymn ( Eirmos) is sung. Choir-People: It is truly proper to call thee Blessed Mother of God. and especially for those he was asked to pray for during the Service. among the first our Most Holy Patriarch Poul. and incomparably more glorious then the Seraphim. as one who without corruption hast borne God the Word. and health for many years. O Lord. O our God ( And we pray to Thee.People: And each. who art Ever-Blessed and Most Immaculate. and of the Holy Spirit. After the consecration of the Holy Gifts. the Mother of God and Ever-Virgin Mary. and the Wine in the Holy Chalice – “The precious Blood of Christ”. USA 2003 A. Most Blessed and Glorious Lady. This moment is the loftiest and the most sacred in the Great Eucharistic Sacrifice. and His Grace Our Bishop Basil. and for the rest of the departed. the priest offers inaudibly prayers to God. Choir. we give thanks to Thee.

B. Choir-People: Grant it. Choir-People: And with thy spirit. O Lord. peaceful. a guardian of our souls and bodies. Priest: Protect us. that our God Who loves man. a faithful guide. holy. again and again in peace let us pray to the Lord. Choir-People: Lord. Priest: Let us pray. Choir-People: Grant it. wrath and want. by Thy grace. have mercy on us. let us beseech the Lord. heavenly. O God. receiving them upon His holy. Priest: For what is good and beneficial for our souls and for the peace of the world. MN . St.D . and safeguard us. have mercy. let us beseech the Lord. save us. Choir-People: Grant it. Priest: For the precious gifts which have been offered and consecrated.A. and sinless. in Theology Here the “Canon of Eucharist” is ended. may bestow upon us His divine grace and the gift of the Holy Spirit. Paul . O Lord. and mystic altar as an aroma of spiritual fragrance. let us pray to the Lord.Petar Spremo Essay XIV November 2003. let us beseech the Lord. let us beseech the Lord. Priest: That the whole day may be perfect. Choir-People: Lord. have mercy. Choir-People: Lord. Priest: Calling to remembrance all the saints. have mercy. and the prayerful preparation for the Communion of the clergy and the faithful begins. Choir-People: Lord. O Lord. Priest: For an angel of peace. have mercy. Choir-People: Lord. USA 2003 A. Priest: For our deliverance from all tribulation. let us pray to the Lord. Priest: And may the mercies of our Great God and Saviour Jesus Christ to be with you all. Priest: For the pardon and forgiveness of our sins and offences. have mercy. Hartford University.

and unto the ages of ages. Priest: Bow your heads unto the Lord. B. in Theology Choir-People: Grant it. O Lord. let us beseech the Lord. with Whom Thou art Blessed. MN . hallowed be Thy Name. Priest: As we pray for the unity of faith and the communion of the Holy Spirit. and lead us not into temptation. and peaceful and for a good account before the fearsome Judgment Seat of Christ. the Heavenly God the Father. and of the Son. Priest: That the remaining time of our life we may live in peace and repentance. now and forever. Hartford University. Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. USA 2003 A. and say: The people: Our Father Who art in heaven.A. Choir-People: Grant it. together with Thy Most Holy and Gracious and Life-creating Spirit. (Lengthily) Priest: Trough the grace and compassion and loving-kindness of Thine Only-Begoten Son. O Lord. unashamed. Priest: For Thine is the Kingdom.Petar Spremo Essay XV November 2003. O Lord.D . Choir-People: To Thee. O Lord. THE LORD’S PRAYER Priest: And deem us worthy. Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors. Thy Kingdom come. St. Priest: For Christian ending of our life. let us beseech the Lord. now and forever. O Master. painless. but deliver us from the evil one. that we may boldly and without condemnation call upon Thee. and the glory of the Father. Choir-People: And with thy spirit. Paul . Choir-People: Grant it. let us commend ourselves and one another and our whole life to Christ our God. and the power. and of the Holy Spirit. and unto the ages of ages. Choir-People: To Thee. Priest: Peace be with you all. Choir-People: Amen. O Lord.

I confess to Thee: Remember me. Jesus Christ. of whom I am the chief. to the glory of God the Father. and that is truly Thy Most Precious Blood. and I profess that Thou art verily the Christ. (Lengthily) The priest. lifting up the Holy Bread. and when called by the priest. USA 2003 A. After the Royal Doors are opened and the priest says: With the fear of God. but. in Thy Kingdom. MN . I believe also that this is truly Thy Most Pure Body. and make me worthy to partake without condemnation of Thy Most Pure Mysteries unto the forgiveness of sins and life eternal. Amen. and forgive me all my transgressions. Administering the Holy Communion the priest says for each one: The servant of God (name) partakes of the precious and all-holy Body and Blood of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ unto the forgiveness of sins. And so all communicate. St. they read the following prayer. The lips of the communicant are wiped off with the linen. and with faith. Wherefore. for I shell not communicate to Thine enemies the Mysteries. Paul . The choir sings the Communion Hymn. B. taste of the Fountain of Immortality. with all humility and fear of God. Amen. while the priest (or the Bishop and the celebrating clergy) take the Holy Communion. both voluntary and involuntary. facing the Holy Chalice: I believe. O Son of God. whether in word or deed. The Lord is God and has revealed Himself to us. and than he calls upon the Hartford University. in Theology Choir-People: Amen. Let the Communion of Thy Holy Mysteries be to me not unto judgment nor unto condemnation. nor shall I give Thee a kiss as Judas did. than. but unto the healing of my soul and body. O Lord. COMMUNION OF THE PEOPLE The faithful who are ready to partake in the Holy Communion come up one by one to the middle of the Church. like the repentant robber. When the faithful have received the Holy Communion. Who didst come into the world to save sinners. the Son of the Living God.Petar Spremo Essay XVI November 2003. and unto life everlasting. the priest reads the prayers and the Easter Hymns inaudibly. says aloud: Let us attend! Gifts Holy – unto the holy! Choir-People: One is Holy. draw near! Choir-People: Blessed is He who comes in the Name of the Lord. whether consciously or unconsciously committed. One is the Lord. O Lord. admit me today as a participant to Thy Mystic Supper. their hands crossed on their chests.D .A. I beseech Thee: have mercy upon me. During the Holy Communion the choir-people sings: Receive the Body of Christ .

Alleluia. Immortal. have mercy upon us. Choir-People: Lord. O Lord. MN . and Life-creating Mysteries. Choir-People: To Thee. and safeguard us. Paul . let us commend ourselves.A. St. Choir-People: In the name of the Lord. have mercy. and our whole life to Christ our Lord. Immortal. for Thou hast made us worthy to partake of Thy Holy. and bless Thy inheritance. Choir-People: Lord. in Theology communicants to offer their thanksgiving to God for the Most Holy Mystery. Priest: For Thou art our sanctification . and than he says: O Lord . O God. Hartford University.Petar Spremo Essay XVII November 2003. peaceful. Alleluia. save us. preserve us in Thy Holiness. Choir-People: Lord. Priest: Let us go forth in peace. have mercy. Priest: Let us pray to the Lord. that we may meditate on Thy Righteousness all day long. and unto ages of ages. let us arise and worthily thank the Lord. Choir-People: Amen. save Thy people . Alleluia. and unto Thee we ascribe glory: to the Father. Priest: (inaudibly) : Blessed is our God! (loud) : Always. USA 2003 A. Choir-People: We have seen the True Light: We have received the Heavenly Spirit: We have found the Truth Faith. Priest: Protect us. Let our mouth be filled with Thy praise. Priest: Entreating the Lord that the whole day be perfect. holy. that we may sing of Thy glory. Heavenly. Priest: Having partaken of the Devine. Life-creating and Awesome Mysteries of Christ. and sinless. Choir-People: Amen.D . now and ever and unto ages of ages. by Thy grace. Worshiping the Undivided Trinity: Who has saved us. and to the Holy Spirit. have mercy. now and ever. Holy. and one another. O Lord. and to the Son. B. Pure. Divine.

whose day it is. The priest distributes “Antidor” (meaning “substitute for the Gifts”). John Chrysostom. now and ever. Composed and prepared by Spremo D. Blessed be the Name of the Lord from this time forth and for evermore! (THRICE) Priest: The blessing of the Lord be upon you. O Father and Hierarch. USA 2003 A. and than says aloud: …. for He is gracious and loves mankind. of the Holy and praiseworthy Apostles. glory to Thee. victor and Great Martyr George intercede with Christ our God to save our souls.D . as a rule of faith . by His grace and lovingkindness always. And unto Thee we ascribe glory: to the Father and to the Son. and to the Son.A. Amen. Troparia to St George Being a deliverer of the captives and the protector of the poor. and by poverty riches. the Archbishop of Constantinople. Troparia to St Nicolas The truth of thy deeds has shown thee to thy flock. Lord. our Hope. (Thrice) Priest: May Christ our True God. Choir-People: Amen. John Baptist and St George. and reads the thanksgiving and dismissal prayers. consumes the remnants of the Holy Gifts. wherefore thou didst by humility acquire greatness. now and forever. St. Choir-People: Amen DISMISSAL Priest: Glory to Thee. and to the Holy Spirit. an example of virtue. have mercy. O . of St. now and ever. removes his vestments. intercede with Christ our god. Paul . Nicholas. to save our souls. and of all the saints . Choir-People: Amen. a combatant of the kings. O Christ God. of our father among the saints. and unto the ages of ages. and to the Holy Spirit. in Theology The priest reads the “prayer Behind-the-Ambon” . have mercy upon us and save us. Petar Hartford University. and a teacher of abstinence. a healer of those who are sick. MN . B. and unto ages of ages. goes back to the Altar.Petar Spremo Essay XVIII November 2003. and unto the ages of ages. Choir-People: Glory to the Father. by the intercessions of His Most Pure Mother.

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