of our Father among the Saints John Chrysostom Archbishop of Constantinople

THE DIVINE AND HOLY LITURGY

THE KAIROS SERVICE
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PRAYERS BEFORE THE HOLY DOORS
When the time comes for celebrating the Divine Liturgy, the Priest and the Deacon bow to the Hierarch or, in His absence, before his throne. Then they proceed in andirion, exorason and kalymavkion to the closed Holy Doors. The Deacon stands to the right of the Priest. They make three metanies to the east saying in a low voice: O God, forgive me the sinner and have mercy on me. (Three times)

Deacon: Master, give the blessing. Priest: Blessed is our God at all times, now and always and forever and ever. Deacon: Amen. The Deacon continues: Glory be to You, our God, glory be to you. O Heavenly King, Consoler, the Spirit of Truth, present in all places and filling all things, the Treasury of blessings and the Giver of life, come, O Good One, and dwell in us, cleanse us of all stain, and save our souls. Deacon: Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One, have mercy on us. (Three times) Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit, now and always and forever and ever. Amen. Most Holy Trinity, have mercy on us. Lord, cleanse our sins. Master, forgive our transgressions. Holy One, visit and heal our infirmities for your name’s sake. Lord, have mercy. (Three times) Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit, now and always and forever and ever. Amen. Our Father, 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, and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Priest: For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory, Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, now and always and forever and ever. Deacon: Amen.
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Priest: Have mercy on us, Lord, have mercy on us. At a loss for any defences, we sinners offer this prayer to You, the Master: have mercy on us. Deacon: Glory to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit. Lord, have mercy on us, for we have put our trust in You. Rise not in anger against us, remember not our transgressions, but in the depth of Your mercy look upon us even now and save us from our enemies. For You are our God and we are Your people, we are all the work of Your hands and we constantly call upon Your name. Priest: Now and always and forever and ever. Amen. Blessed Mother of God, open the portal of your deep mercy to us who put our trust in you, so that we may not be brought to confusion, but through you may be delivered from adversity, for you are the salvation of the Christian fold.
They stand before the icon of Christ:

Priest: Before Your most pure image we bow in worship, O Good One, begging forgiveness for our stumblings, Christ God, because You chose of Your own free will to ascend upon the cross in the flesh in order to deliver from the enemy’s yoke those You had created. For this reason we cry out to You in thanksgiving: “You, our Savior, have filled all things with joy when You came to save the world.”
They kiss the icon of Christ. Then they go before the icon of the Theotokos and Say the troparion:

O Mother of God, since you became a fountain of mercy, count us worthy of your compassion; look upon a people that has sinned, show forth your power as you always do. Because we have put our trust in you, we hail you as once did Gabriel, the captain of the angels.
They kiss the icon, return before the Holy Doors, heads uncovered, and bow down. The Priest alone recites this prayer, raising his hands in supplication:

Priest: Lord, stretch forth Your hand from Your dwelling place on high, and strengthen me for Your ministry now forthcoming, so that I may stand without condemnation
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before Your awesome Judgment Seat and complete the unbloody sacrifice. For Yours is the power and the glory forever and ever. Amen.
Then they make three metanies before the Holy Doors, bow to the Hierarch, to both choirs and to the people for forgiveness. They enter the Holy Place, saying:

I shall enter into Your dwelling place; before Your holy temple I shall bow in fear of You. O God, be propitious to me the sinner and have mercy on me (Three times).
They make three metanies before the Holy Table saying: The Priest kisses the HolyGospel and the Holy Table, and the Deacon the Table only. Then they go to the Sacristy to vest.

VESTING PRAYERS VE STING OF THE DEACON

The Deacon, holding his vestments, comes to the Priest and says:

Deacon: Bless, Master, the sticharion and the orarion. Priest: Blessed is our God at all times, now and always and forever and ever. Deacon: Amen.
The Deacon kisses the right hand of the Priest. Then he withdraws to another part of the Holy Place, puts his vestments on a table and he kisses each piece saying: For the sticharion:

My soul rejoices in the Lord, for He has clothed me with a robe of salvation and covered me with a garment of happiness; as a bridegroom He has crowned me, and as a bride He has adorned me with jewels.
Then the Deacon drapes the orarion over his left shoulder, saying nothing. For the right epimanikion (cuffs):

Your right hand, Lord, is made glorious in might; Your right hand, Lord, has crushed the enemies; and in the fullness of Your glory, You have routed the adversary.
For the left epimanikion (cuff):

Your hands have made me and fashioned me: give me understanding and I shall learn Your commandments.
Going to the Prothesis (altar of offering), he arranges the holy vessels, putting the Diskos on the left side of the Prothesis and the Chalice on the right side.

VES TING OF THE PR I E S T
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now and always and forever and ever. he kisses it and puts it on. the beard of Aaron. nor my life with men of blood: they carry shame within their hands and their right hand is filled with bribes. and declare all Your wonderful works. As for me. which ran down unto the beard. at all times. reign for the sake of truth. at all times. String Your bow. Your right hand shall lead You wonderfully. I love the beauty of Your house. I have walked 5 . now and always and forever and ever. at all times. is made glorious --For the left epimanikion: For the epigonation (genual) (if he is entitled to wear it) Your hands have made me and fashioned me--Gird Your sword at Your side. Mighty One. Amen. go forth. shall clothe themselves with righteousness. O Lord. For the epitrachelion (stole): Blessed is God who pours out grace upon His priests: as oil upon the head. Link not my soul together with he lost ones. and the tent of the tabernacle of Your glory. saying: I shall wash my hands in innocence. Amen. and Your saints shall rejoice in joy. Amen. For the right epimanikion (cuffs): Your right hand. saying: For the sticharion: My soul rejoices in the Lord. now and always and forever and ever. now and always and forever and ever. Blessing each piece. in Your splendor and beauty. for He has clothed me with a robe of salvation and covered me with a garment of happiness. Amen.He blesses all his vestments saying: Blessed is our God at all times. For the zone (cincture): Blessed is God who girds me with strength and makes my way blameless and strengthens my feet like the hart’s. at all times. even to the hem of his garment. WAS H ING OF THE HANDS The Priest and Deacon go to the basin and wash their hands. and go around Your altar. O Lord: I shall listen to the sound of Your praise. For the phelonion (chasuble): Your priests. Lord. now and always and forever and ever. as a bridegroom He has crowned me. and as a bride He has adorned me with jewels. O Lord. meekness and righteousness.

The Deacon stands to his right.in my innocence: redeem me. The Priest thrusts the holy lance into the right side of the seal and makes an incision. Glory to you. The Priest raises his hands. and have mercy on me. now and always and forever and ever. Into the left side of the seal. In the assemblies I will bless You. (Three times) The Deacon. My foot is set upon the rightful road. They both proceed to the Prothesis (Altar of offerings). PRE PARAT ION OF THE HOLY GI F T S The Priest stands before the Prothesis. Taking the prosphoron in his left hand and the holy lance in his right hand. Deacon: Master give the blessing. At each cutting he says: Deacon: Let us pray to the Lord. saying: Priest: You have redeemed us from the curse of the Law by Your precious Blood. Amen. the Priest makes the sign of the cross on it with the lance. They bow three times. standing with reverence at the right hand of the Priest and holding the orarion with the three fingers of his right hand. our Savior. You have become for us the fountain of immortality. be propitious to me the sinner and have mercy on me (Three times). He was led to the slaughter. saying: 6 . points to the prosphoron. By being nailed to the cross and wounded with the lance. saying: Priest: As a spotless lamb silent before its shearer. Priest: Blessed is our God at all times. saying: Priest: As a sheep. O Lord. saying: THE PROTHESIS O God. Into the top side of the seal. He opens not His mouth. God and Savior Jesus Christ. saying each time: Priest: In remembrance of our Lord.

Master. Amen. this holy union. lifts it out. The Priest immolates the Lamb by incising a cross in it without cutting it through and says: Priest: The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world is immolated for the life and salvation of the world. Then he turns the Lamb over with the seal facing up. saying: Priest: For His life was taken away from the earth. Master. and he who saw it bore witness. His judgment was taken away. saying: In honor and memory of our most highly blessed and glorious Lady the Mother of God and ever‐virgin Mary. saying to the Priest: Deacon: Bless. Deacon: Pierce. The Priest takes a second prosphoron and cuts the triangular portion from the same prosphoron. now and always and forever and ever. The Priest. Deacon: Immolate. And into the bottom side. The Deacon pours wine and a little water into the Chalice. Priest: Blessed is the union of Your holy things. Master. And he puts it upside down on the Diskos. He pierces it on the right side.Priest: In His humiliation. saying: Priest: One of the soldiers pierced His side with a lance. at all times. thrusting the lance obliquely under the seal. and his witness is true. and at once there came forth blood and water. saying: Priest: And who shall declare His generation? Deacon: Master take it out. below the letters IC. 7 .

He cuts the third particle and places below the previous. the priest does not complete the rite of preparation.through whose prayers do You. of the holy glorious prophets Moses and Aaron. and of all the holy martyrs. Of the holy women 8 . The celebrating bishop says the reminder. Then. saying: Of the holy first martyr and archdeacon Stephen. He cuts a fourth particle and starts a second row. Michael and Gabriel. Nicholas of Myra. Lord. saying: Of the honourable and glorious prophet and forerunner John the Baptist. He cuts a fifth particle and places below the previous. but after removing the particles of the Mother of God and those of the saints. of the Three Holy Youths and the prophet Daniel. Gregory the Theologian and John Chrysostom. He cuts the second particle and places it below the first. saying: Of our fathers among the saints the great hierarchs and universal teachers Basil the Great. and says: In honor and memory of the great captains of the angelic armies. starting the first row. completing the rite of preparation. of the holy great martyrs Demetrios. saying: Of the holy. He takes a third prosphora or cuts a particle from the first one. glorious and illustrious Apostles Peter and Paul and of all the holy Apostles. The Cherubic hymn is then sung before the great entrance. Note also that if a bishop is celebrating the Liturgy. Athanasios and Cyril. and of all the heavenly bodiless powers. receive this sacrifice upon Your Altar in Heaven. and all the holy hierarchs. and David son of Jesse. saying nothing. He places the particle on the Diskos to the left of the Lamb. puts it on the Diskos to the right of the Lamb and opposite the particle of the Mother of God. he covers the paten and chalice with the aer. George and Theodore the Recruit. saying: At Your right stood the Queen. Elias and Elisha. clothed in an embroidered mantle of gold. and of all the holy prophets.

saying: Of the holy wonderworkers laboring without pay Cosmas and Damian. He takes a fourth prosphoron or cuts a particle from the same one and places it below the holy Lamb saying: Remember. He cuts a sixth particle and places below the previous. Barbara. the diaconate in Christ. Theodosia. Joachim and Ann. Of our venerable mothers in God Pelagia. his honourable presbyterate. He cuts a seventh particle and starts a third row. Sabbas. and all the clergy. Anastasia. He cuts a ninth particle and places it below the previous. and of holly women martyrs. our most blessed Father. deacons. Archbishop of Caesarea in Cappadocia). N. our venerable Father Superior N. Onouphrios. He cuts an eighth particle and places it below the previous. N. saying Of the holy and just ancestors of Christ God. his beatitude ArhiBishop N. all the Faithful Bishops. Panteleimon and Hermolaos.). all‐good Master. Febronia. our brothers and fellow ministers. Athanasios of Athos. and of all the saints. Theodulia. Master who love mankind. and all our other venerable fathers.martyrs Thecla. Eupraxia. of St. Euphrosyne. O God. saying: Of our father among the saints John Chrysostom. Euthymios. saying: Of our saintly fathers the God‐Bearers Anthony the Great. 9 . Mary of Egypt and all holy and venerable mothers. and all our brethren whom in the depth of Your compassion You have called to communion with you. through whose prayers visit us. (in monasteries. Cyrus and John. patron of this holy church (or this holy monastery). of St. Parasceva and Catherine. and of all the holy ones laboring without pay. whose memory we celebrate today. our most reverend Bishop N. Archbishop of Constantinople (or Basil the Great. Pope N. priests.

10 . first the bishop who ordained him. if he is still alive. places it next to the previous and commemorates byname those of the living whom he will.He cuts another particle.

places it beside the preceding one. O Lord who love mankind. the deliberate and the indeliberate. commemorates the bishop who ordained him. Let us pray to the Lord. The Deacon presents the lighted censer to the Priest saying: Deacon: Master. for an odor of spiritual fragrance. and mentions by name those of the deceased whom he wishes. Lord. The Priest holds the asterisk (star cover) for the Deacon to cense. my own unworthiness and pardon my transgressions. saying: Remember all our Faithful fathers and brethren who have fallen asleep in the hope of resurrection to eternal life and in communion with You. The Deacon likewise remembers whom he will of the living and the dead. The Priest cuts a final particle and places it with the other particles saying: Remember also. saying: In memory and for the remission of sins of the blessed founders of this holy church (or monastery). He cuts another particle. Receive it on Your altar in Heaven. 11 . Christ our God.He takes a fifth prosphoron or cuts a particle from the same one and begins another row. Bless the incense. if deceased. and send down upon us in return the grace of Your All‐Holy Spirit. Priest: We offer You incense. Deacon: Let us pray to the Lord.

Master cover. The Deacon says: 12 . have mercy on us and on Your world. Deacon: Let us pray to the Lord. The Priest holds the veil of the Diskos for the Deacon to cense. He takes the second veil and holds it for the Deacon to cense. the Priest censes the offering three times. The Priest covers the Chalice with the veil. O Christ. Lord. ) Good One who loves mankind. Deacon: Let us pray to the Lord. drive away from us every alien and enemy. He has put on splendor. saying each time: Priest: Blessed are You. The Deacon says each time: Deacon: Now and always and forever and ever. has covered the heavens and the earth is filled with your praise. Deacon: Let us pray to the Lord. saying: Priest: Your power. saying: Priest: And the star came to rest over the place where the Child was. The Deacon takes the censer from the Priest.The Priest opens the Asterisk and places it over the bread on the Diskos. and save our souls. Master. Taking the censer from the Deacon. The Priest covers both the Diskos and the Chalice. glory to You at all times. our God. make life peaceful for us. Cover. The Priest covers the Diskos with the veil. Amen. who were pleased so to do. They both reverently bow three times. saying: Priest: The Lord is King. Master cover. Finally he takes the large veil and holds it for the Deacon to cense. the Lord has put on might and has girded Himself for He has strengthened the universe so that it cannot be moved. saying: Priest: Cover us over with the cover of Your wings.

upon Your throne with the Father and the Spirit – infinite and filling all things. Deacon: Amen. You were at the same time – O Christ. food for the whole world. of the Father. the Son and the Holy Spirit. Raising his hands. and Your soul in Hades. have mercy. let us pray to the Lord.. now and always and forever and ever. saying: Glory to You. Hold us uncondemned in the celebration of Your divine mysteries. glory to You. (He who is risen from the dead. have mercy on us and save us. now and always and forever and ever. Redeemer and Benefactor to bless and sanctify us: be pleased to bless (+) this offering and to accept it on Your Altar in Heaven. our Lord and God Jesus Christ. Deacon: Amen. Lord. Give the blessing. Christ our true God. The Priest concludes the Prothesis. Deacon: Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit. who sent forth the Heavenly Bread. saying himself: Deacon: When your body was in the tomb. for hallowed and glorified is Your most noble and magnificent name. of our father among the saints John Chrysostom. Christ God. and of all the saints. our God. 13 . Archbishop of Constantinople. for He is good and loves mankind.if it is a Sunday) through the prayers of His all‐pure Mother. Amen.Deacon: With a view to the offering of these precious gifts. the deacon goes to the holy table. remember both those who offer it and those for whom it is offered.. (Three times) Master. as God. the Priest recites the Offering Prayer: O God. our hope. when You were in paradise with the thief. Priest: May Christ our true God. and incenses it all around. as a Savior. on all four sides. In Your goodness and love for mankind. After the dismissal.

St. reciting Psalm 50. Patron of the Church and Saint of the Day 9. The Apostles 4. Then he enters the Holy Place by the South Door. 14 . the holy icons and the whole nave. The Martyrs 6. The Monastics 7.A – The Lamb B – The Theotokos C – The Ranks of the Saints 1. The Angels 2. The Hierarchs 5. The Holy Unmercenaries 8. The Prophets 3. John Chrysostom D – The Living E – The Deceased F – Particles for the Communion of the Faithful The Deacon censes the Holy Place.

and to those in the tombs bestowing life. and standing before the HolyDoors. Master. (Three times) 15 .censes the Holy Table and the Prothesis again and the Priest. Blessing the Deacon. They bow three times saying: Glory to God in the highest. Master. bows before the Holy Table. Deacon: Amen. (Twice) O Lord. Heavenly King--From Easter to Pentecost they say this prayer: Christ is risen from the dead. he reverently bows three times saying: O Lord. and holding the edge of the orarion with three fingers of his right hand. Deacon: Amen He kisses the Priest’s right hand. Priest: Blessed is our God at all times. remember me. while the Deacon kisses the Holy Table only. He returns the censer to the server and joins the Priest. Pray for me. Bowing his uncovered head. You shall open my lips and my mouth will declare Your praise. now and always and forever and ever. The Priest and the Deacon on his right stand before the Holy Table. They prayer: Priest and Deacon: O. replaces his hat and exits the Holy Place from the North Door. now and always and forever and ever. trampling down death by death. Priest: May the Lord direct your steps to every good deed. the Priest says: Priest: May the Lord remember you in His Kingdom at all times. the Deacon says: Deacon: It is the time to sacrifice to the Lord. You shall open my lips and my mouth will declare Your praise. Deacon: Master. (Once) The Priest kisses the Gospel and the Holy Table. on earth peace. good will to men. give the blessing.

let us pray to the Lord. let us pray to the Lord. for those who suffer and for those in prison and for their salvation.. Pope Benedict. for an abundance of the fruits of the earth and peaceful times.THE DIVINE AND HOLY LITURGY OF SAINT JOHN CHRYSOSTOM Deacon uncovers his head and proclaims in a mighty voice: Deacon: Master. and want. For the people of our country. let us pray to the Lord. for those who are sick. tribulation. let us pray to the Lord. Lifting the Holy Gospel Book with both hands and making with it the sign of the cross over the Antimension. let us pray to the Lord. for his beatitude our most reverend Archbishop N. now and always and forever and ever. let us pray to the Lord. the Priest proclaims: Priest: Blessed is the Kingdom of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. For this holy house and for those who enter it with faith. reverence and in the fear of God. For our most blessed Father. For peace in the whole world. That we may be delivered from all distress. Give the blessing. 16 . the welfare of all the holy Churches of God and for the union of all. For this city. For those who travel. let us pray to the Lord. our most reverend Bishop N. wrath. for the honorable prieshood. let us pray to the Lord. its President and all who are in authority. have mercy. let us pray to the Lord. For good weather. for all the cities and countryside and for all who in faith dwelling in them. and for all the clergy and the people. All: Amen T H E L I T ANY O F P E A C E Deacon: In peace let us pray to the Lord All: Lord. (To be repeated after each petition) For peace from on high and the salvation of our souls. the diaconate in Christ.

T H E OR D E R O F A N T I P H O N S The Deacon moves from before the Holy Doors and stands before the Icon of Our Lord pointing to the Icon of the Theotokos with the edge of the orarion in his right hand. blessed and glorious Lady. and to the Son. He ends it with the following Ekphonesis (aloud): For all glory. O Lord The Deacon returns to his place before the holy Doors and says the Little Synapte: Deacon: Again and again in peace. now and always and forever and ever. pure. Master. let us commend ourselves and each other and our entire life to Christ our God. Bless the Lord. have mercy. whose glory is incomprehensible. O my soul. by Your grace. save and have mercy on us.Preserve. Commemorating our most holy. in the depth of Your compassion. let us pray to the Lord. 17 . have mercy. save and have mercy on us. O Lord. All: Lord. and to the Holy Spirit. Deacon turn to Bishop to receive blessing. Deacon: Preserve. O God. Together with all the saints. honor and adoration. All: Lord. by your grace. and grant us and those praying with us the riches of Your compassion and Your tender mercy. and let all that is within me bless His holy name. Prayer of the First Antiphon Priest: O Lord our God whose power is without compare. help. the Mother of God and ever‐virgin Mary. to look on us and on this holy place. All: To You. help. to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit. O God. All: Amen F I R S T AN T I PHON All: Glory to the Father. whose mercy is beyond measure and whose love for mankind is beyond words: be pleased. Blessed are You.

save Your people and bless Your inheritance. O Christ our God. Together with all the saints. Deacon: Preserve. O Lord. with death You conquered death. the Mother of God and ever‐virgin Mary. help. All: To You. have mercy. safeguard the fullness of Your Church in peace. let us commend ourselves and each other and our entire life to Christ our God.Deacon: Commemorating our most holy. S E C OND AN T I PHON All: Now and always and forever and ever. O God. All: Lord. and without change becoming man and being crucified. glorified together with the Father and the Holy Spirit. All: Amen The Deacon moves and stands before the Icon of the Theotokos. pure. have mercy. raise them to glory by Your divine power and do not forsake us who put our hope in You. in return. let us commend ourselves and each other and our entire life to Christ our God. Father. immortal as You are. Prayer of the Second Antiphon Priest: O Lord our God. save and have mercy on us. All: Lord. O Only‐Begotten Son and Word of God. the Mother of God and ever‐virgin Mary. O Lord. He ends it with the following Ekphonesis (aloud): For Yours is the majesty. You who are One of the Holy Trinity. blessed and glorious Lady. save us. pure. All: To You. now and always and forever and ever. Son and Holy Spirit. Together with all the saints. Deacon: Commemorating our most holy. and Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory. The Deacon returns to his place before the holy Doors and says the Little Synapte: Deacon: Again and again in peace. pointing to the Icon Of Christ. sanctify those who love the beauty of Your house. Amen. blessed and glorious Lady. You did condescended for our salvation to be incarnate of the holy Mother of God and ever‐Virgin Mary. 18 . by Your grace. let us pray to the Lord.

You will give what they ask. O our God who love mankind and to You do we offer glory to the Father. O Lord. Amen. remember us. granting us in this world the knowledge of Your truth. to the Son and to the Holy Spirit. for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven. for they shall be satisfied. 2. Blessed are they who mourn. The Deacon enters the Holy Place from the South Door. Rejoice and exult. 1. Blessed are the poor in spirit. stands on the right of the Priest and prepares for the Entrance. remember us. now and always and forever and ever. because your reward is great in Heaven. Blessed are you when men reproach you and persecute you.Prayer of the Third Antiphon: Priest: O You who have granted us to pray together in harmony. say all manner of evil against you for My sake. Blessed are the meek. for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven. when You come into Your Kingdom. O Lord. Blessed are the peacemakers. when You come into Your Kingdom. when You come into Your Kingdom. for they shall possess the earth. T HIRD AN T I PHON – The Beatitudes Refrain: In Your Kingdom. so far as it is good. Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for justice. Refrain: In Your Kingdom. eternal life. Blessed are those who suffer persecution for justice’s sake. for they shall obtain mercy. and in the world to come. Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit. 19 . Blessed are the merciful. remember us. Blessed are the clean of heart. O Lord. do You now fulfill what Your servants ask. 3. He ends it with the following Ekphonesis For You are good. for they shall see God. for they shall be comforted. and speaking falsely. All: Amen. and who promised that when two or three are gathered to call upon Your name. for they shall be called the children of God. Refrain: In Your Kingdom. now and always and forever and ever.

which he raises to the height of his forehead. When the Choir has finished singing. while bowing his head: Entrance Prayer Priest: Master and Lord. The Deacon kisses the Priest’s hand and the Gospel Book. at our entrance. Slightly inclining towards the Priest. Amen. and exit through the North Door preceded by the candle‐bearers. The Priest takes the Holy Gospel and hands it to the Deacon. who have established in Heaven the ranks and armies of angels and archangels to minister to Your glory. the Cross and the Censer bearers). For all glory. pointing with the edge of the orarion to the East. bless the holy entrance.” the Priest and the Deacon bow before the Holy Table three times and remove their hats. our God. to minister with us and with us to glorify Your goodness. Rise! 20 . Amen. the Priest says in a low voice: Priest: Blessed is the entrance of your saints. They stop before the Holy Doors. The Deacon. the Deacon raises the Gospel Book with both hands and making with it the sign of the Cross. The Deacon presents the Gospel Book to the Bishop who kisses it. make the holy angels enter also.T HE L ITTLE EN T R ANC E At the end of the Antiphon. now and always and forever and ever. honour and adoration are Your due. Son and Holy Spirit. says in a low voice: Deacon: Master. the Deacon says in a low voice: Deacon: Let us pray to the Lord. Father. They proceed behind the Holy Table. while placing the edge of his orarion over the top of the Gospel Book. (the Ripidia. while the Deacon kisses the Bishop’s hand. he proclaims loud: Deacon: Wisdom. They all proceed through the church until they reach the Choir. Blessing. now and always and forever and ever. The Priest recites quietly either one of the two following prayers. Then the Deacon proceeds towards the Holy Doors. when we start singing “Glory…now….

Forgive us every transgression. On Sundays: All: Come let us worship and bow down before Christ. O Son of God. and grant that we may serve You in holiness all the days of our life. Master. now and always… 21 . whom the Cherubim glorify. Your lowly and worthless servants. O Son of God. Receive. who rest among the saints. save us who sing to You: Alleluia T H E T R O PAR IA & KO N TAK I ON The cantor intones the proper troparia while the priest prays the following prayer: The Trisagion Prayer of St. who are wonderful in Your saints. Basil the Great: Priest: God. whom the Seraphim praise with the thrice‐holy hymn. who are risen from the dead. who have rendered us. worthy to stand at this time before the glory of Your Holy Altar and to offer You due worship and praise. he enters the Holy Place following the Deacon.The priest chants the Entrance Hymn and while “O Son of God…” is being chanted. says to the priest: Deacon: Bless. Master. who created man in Your own image and likeness and adorned him with all Your favors. At the last troparion the Deacon bowing his head and with three fingers holding his orarion in his hand. the time of the thrice‐holy Hymn. save us who sing to You: Alleluia. who give wisdom and understanding to anyone asking for them. Priest: For You are Holy. and visit us in Your kindness. Father. deliberate and indeliberate. whom all the heavenly powers worship. from the mouth of us sinners the thriceholy hymn. who do not turn away from the sinner but have set up repentance for salvation. O our God. who brought all things into being out of nothingness. the Holy. and we render glory to You. through the prayers of the Holy Mother of God and of all the saints who have pleased You since the world began. sanctify our souls and bodies. Son and the Holy Spirit. On ordinary weekdays: All: Come let us worship and bow down before Christ.

The Deacon turns to face the people from the Holy Doors and completes the Ekphonesis. Priest: Blessed are You on the throne of glory of Your Kingdom. (stop for Bishop’s blessing) Holy Immortal One. Command. the Deacon turns to the Priest saying quietly: Deacon: Master. Holy Immortal One. (Three times) Holy God. Amen. the Deacon proceeds to the Holy Doors and says: Deacon: Let us be attentive! Bishop: Peace (+) be to all. at all times. Holy Mighty One. now and always and forever and ever. Holy Immortal One. Holy Mighty One. Deacon: Bless. (stop for Bishop’s blessing) Have mercy on us. now and always and forever and ever. this High Throne. (stop for Bishop’s blessing) Holy Mighty One. Master. Holy Immortal One. Deacon: .and forever and ever. T HE E PISTLE When the Choir has finished singing the Trisagion. seated upon the Cherubim. Holy God. the Priest says quietly: Priest: Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord. Holy Mighty One. They both go to the High Throne (Cathedra) behind the Altar. have mercy on us. All: (For many years. Deacon: Wisdom! 22 . During the singing of the last part of the hymn. Holy God.. While going there.. Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit. have mercy on us. Holy Immortal One. All: Amen. O Master) and with your spirit. have mercy on us. T H E T R I S A G ION HYMN Holy God. have mercy on us. Amen.

The Priest hands the Deacon the Holy Gospel. Alleluia. The Deacon. and to Your Etern al Father and 23 . Master who love mankind. The Deacon. the pure light of Your divine knowledge and open the eyes of our mind that we may understand the announcing of Your Good News. who says aloud: Priest: Peace (+) be to you. the Reader turns to the Altar to be blessed by the Priest. our Lord Jesus Christ. Reader reads the first verse. Alleluia. takes the censer from the server and censes the Holy Table. Alleluia. The Epistle Reader. O Master) and with your spirit. When the Alleluia verses are chanted. Alleluia. and we render glory to You. At the conclusion of the Epistle. that you proclaim the Good News with great power for the fulfillment of the Gospel of His beloved Son. All: Alleluia. head uncovered. standing before the Holy Doors. For You are the light of our souls and bodies.Reader: A reading from the Epistle of St. Priest: God grant through the prayers of the holy and glorious Apostle and Evangelist N. so that. Alleluia. preceded by the candle‐ holders. Reader reads the second verse. All: Alleluia. The Deacon takes the Gospel from the Priest. the herald of the Gospel according to the holy and glorious Apostle and Evangelist N. O Christ God. kissing his hand. both willing and doing everything that pleases You. Reader. Master. we may live according to the Spirit. Alleluia. Reader: (For many years. set in us the fear of Your blessed commandments. Deacon: Amen. trampling all carnal desires. then returns the censer to the server. turning again to the Altar. holding the edge of his orarion. the Icons and the People from the Holy Doors. approaches the Priest and says quietly: Deacon: Bless. and stands there. N to … (or from the Acts of the Apostles) Deacon: Let us be attentive! Before the end of the Epistle. chants the Alleluia verses as follows: T HE HO L Y GO S P E L All: Alleluia. the Priest comes and stands before the Holy Table. he raises it up and goes out from the Holy Doors to the Ambon or the appropriate place. Prayer Before the Gospel Priest: Shine in our hearts.

After each petition. the Deacon proclaims from the Holy Doors: Deacon: Wisdom. and returns the Gospel Book to the Priest. Then. O Master) And to your spirit. God of our fathers. Pope Benedict. We pray also for the people of our country. We pray also for our brethren. now and always and forever and ever. hear us and have mercy on us. Glory to You. HOMI L Y T H E E K T ENE (Insistent Prayer) Following the homily. kisses it and says to the Deacon in a low voice: Priest: Peace be to you. Good and Life‐Giving Spirit. Then he blesses the people with the Gospel Book and places it on the Holy Table. Amen. priests. we sing: “Lord. Deacon: A reading from the Holy Gospel according to Saint N. deacons. kissing his hand. hear us and have mercy on us. Glory to You. The Priest takes it. All: Glory to You. 24 .. for his beatitude our most reverend Archbishop N. and for all our brethren in Christ.to Your All‐Holy. Deacon: Let us all say with our whole soul and our whole mind. turning to the people. preceded by the candle‐bearers. let us all say: All: Lord. for the honorable prieshood.) Lord and Master of all. The Deacon walks to the Holy Doors. we pray to You. the Deacon stands before the Holy Doors and recites the Ektene. we pray to You. herald of the Gospel. (three times ‐ to be repeated after each petition. Priest: Let us be attentive! At the end of the Gospel we sing: All: Glory to You. the Evangelist. O God. that they be upheld and strengthened in every good deed. monks and all our brotherhood in Christ. Have mercy on us. the diaconate in Christ. our most reverend Bishop N. in Your great mercy. Stand and be attentive to the Holy Gospel. All: (For many years. Priest: Peace (+) be to all. have mercy” (Three times). its President and all who are in authority. O Lord. O Lord. have mercy. We pray also for our most blessed Father.

Accept. Deacon: Preserve. Son and Holy Spirit. by Your grace. help. save. for those who sing and for the people here present awaiting from You great and abundant mercy. salvation. health. Your ministry: so that at all times and places. and by the power of Your Holy Spirit strengthen us whom You have appointed to this. receive from Your servants this insistent supplication. have mercy. have mercy on us in the fullness of Your mercy. (Aloud) For You are merciful. rest in the Lord. make us worthy to offer You prayers and supplications and unbloody sacrifices for all Your people.We pray also for mercy. All: Lord. and You love mankind and to You we render glory. with the testimony of a clear conscience. have mercy. without blame or offense. and for our faithful fathers and brethren who here or elsewhere. We pray also for the blessed and ever memorable the founders of this holy church (or monastery). life. We pray also for those who bring offerings and do good unto this holy and blessed church. and grant Your blessings to us and to all Your people who await from You abundant mercy. now and always and forever and ever. peace. Lord God of Hosts. for having made us worthy to stand at this moment before Your Holy Altar. First Prayer of the Faithful Deacon: We the faithful. the brethren of this Holy Church. and that hearing us You may have mercy on us 25 . and have mercy on us. Prayer of the Ektene Priest: Lord our God. O God. O God. Deacon: Wisdom! Priest: We thank You. All: Amen. our entreaty. and throw ourselves on Your mercies for our sins and the faults of the people. Father. again and again in peace let us pray to the Lord. we may call upon You. O God. and for those who labour. All: Lord. forgiveness and remission of sins of the servants of God. Visitation.

to meet or approach You or to serve You. Priest: No one given to carnal lusts and pleasures is worthy. All: Lord. put away from us all worldly care. Son and Holy Spirit. Deacon: Again and again in peace let us pray to the Lord. The Priest prays the following prayer quietly during the Cherubic Hymn. who mystically represent the Cherubim. Grant that we may stand without blame or condemnation before your Holy Altar. by Your grace. to share without blame or condemnation in Your holy Mysteries and to be made worthy of Your heavenly Kingdom.in the plenitude of Your goodness. have mercy. Son and Holy Spirit. Deacon: Wisdom! Second Prayer of the Faithful Priest: Again and many times we fall down before You. Upon these also who pray with us. because of Your ineffable and boundless love for mankind. now and always and forever and ever. T H E GR E A T E N T R A N C E The Cherubic Hymn All: Let us. All: Lord. O God. bestow increase of life and faith and spiritual insight. O God. for to minister to You is great and awesome even for the very powers of Heaven. save. Aloud:That being preserved always under your dominion we may offer You glory. Aloud: For all glory. O King of Glory. All: Amen The deacon goes into the sanctuary through the south door to his customary place. now and always and forever and ever. have mercy. and became 26 . and have mercy on us. Father. Deacon: Preserve. You became man without undergoing change or alteration. while bringing the thrice‐holy hymn to the life-giving Trinity. and ask you to regard our supplication and to cleanse our souls and bodies from all defilement of flesh and spirit. Yet. Father. Give them ever to minister to You in fear and love. All: Amen. honor and worship are Your due. help. O Good One and Lover of Mankind.

Before You I come. Deacon: That we may receive the King of all who is surrounded by the angelic hosts. I bow down and pray You: do not turn Your face away from me. Christ our God. The Priest censes it and returns the censer to the server. and as Master of all. It is to You. who receive and are distributed. forgive me the sinner and have mercy on me. The Priest is joined by the Deacon. Alleluia. O Lord our God. while the Priest censes the icons. they both bow three times. Your sinful and unprofitable servant. but make it right that these gifts be offered to You by me.” The Deacon then says to the Priest in a low voice: 27 . do not reject me from among Your children. now and always and forever and ever. The Deacon exits the Holy Place before the Priest and stands facing East. He censes the Table from its four sides. Alleluia. You the Holy One who rest among the saints. Then the Priest kisses the Antimension. Then he blesses the censer and takes it from the Deacon. Lord of the Seraphim and King of Israel. conferred upon us the priestly function of this Liturgy and unbloody sacrifice. who mystically represent the Cherubim. repeating quietly the Cherubic Hymn: Priest: Let us. You who are seated upon the throne of the Cherubim. Amen. are Master of all in Heaven and on earth. have mercy on me …” until the verse “A crushed and humble heart God will not spurn. while bringing the thrice‐holy hymn to the life-giving Trinity. the two Choirs and the People from the Holy Doors saying quietly: “We have seen the Resurrection of Christ… (on Sundays) and Psalm 50 “O God. I implore who alone are good and ready to listen.” He may add whatever he wishes from the penitential Psalms. cleanse my soul and heart from evil thinking. then. Your sinful and unworthy servant. so that clothed with the grace of the priesthood. Indeed. Both bow asking for forgiveness from those in the Holy Place and from the people. then they proceed to the Prothesis.our High Priest. Alleluia. while the Deacon proceeds opposite him with a lighted candle in his hand. For You are the One who offer and are offered. and we render glory to You and to Your Eternal Father and to Your All‐Holy. and fit me with the power of Your Holy Spirit. Good and Life‐Giving Spirit. The Priest and the Deacon bow three times saying quietly “O God. put away from us all worldly care. You alone. I may stand before this Your Holy Table and offer Your Holy and Spotless Body and Precious Blood. Look down upon me.

the Deacon censes it. when You were in paradise with the thief. carefully laid it in a new tomb. That we may receive the King of all who is surrounded by the angelic hosts. truly more beautiful than heaven. The Priest holds the holy Chalice with both hands and raises it to the level of his forehead. now and always and forever and ever. fans (ripidia) and cross‐bearers. at all times. granting the world unbounded mercy. He finishes by saying: Priest: May the Lord God remember in His kingdom the founders and benefactors of this church. Bearer of life. The Deacon solemnly proclaims: Deacon: May the Lord God remember all of you in His Kingdom. All: Amen. then he takes the Diskos from the Deacon and places it on the left of the Chalice. as God.Deacon: Lift up. the Priest turns to the people from the Holy Doors and prays for whomever he wishes from the living and the deceased. upon Your throne with the Father and the Spirit – infinite and filling all things. preceded by the candle. saying quietly: Priest: Lift up your hands to the Holy Things and bless the Lord! The Priest takes the covered Diskos and reverently hands it to the Deacon who holds it at the level of his forehead with both hands and walks ahead of the Priest. the Priest covers the oblations with it saying quietly: Priest: The venerable Joseph. O Christ. When your body was in the tomb. taking down Your Pure Body from the wood and wrapping it in a clean shroud with aromatic spices. All: Amen Raising the Chalice. Master. The Priest lifts up the outer veil from the oblations and places it on the Deacon’s shoulders. You were at the same time – O Christ. together with all of you faithful Christians. at all times. He picks up the outer veil from the Deacon’s shoulders. and Your soul in Hades. They process through the church. saying each time: 28 . did your tomb show itself. the source of our resurrection! Taking the censer from the Deacon. now and always and forever and ever. O Christ our God. Alleluia!Alleluia! Alleluia! The Priest places the Chalice on the Holy Table. and more glorious than all the king’s bridal chambers. They both leave from the North Door. he censes the oblations three times. yet on the third day You rose again.

Priest: In your kindness. help. perfect. Deacon (bows the head): The Holy Spirit shall come upon you and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. peaceful and without sin. proceeds to his customary place and says: L I TANY O F T H E GI F T S Deacon: Let us complete our prayer to the Lord. let us pray to the Lord. holy. All: Lord. an angel of peace. may the walls of Jerusalem be restored: Then will You delight in just oblation. that this whole day may be perfect. have mercy. leaves from the North Door. reverence and fear of God. o God by your grace.) 29 . peaceful and without sin. Priest: Pray for me. The entire day. (He blesses with Dichera and Trichera) Bowing his head and holding the edge of the orarion with his fingers. holy. the faithful guide and guardian of our souls and bodies. let us pray to the Lord. The Priest returns the censer and bows his head towards the East. All: Grant us. in sacrifices and whole-burnt offerings. wrath. let us ask the Lord let us ask from the Lord. now and always and forever and ever. Then shall they offer calves upon Your altar. Bishop: May that same Spirit serve with us all the days of our life. the Deacon says: Deacon: Remember me. For this holy house and those who enter it with faith. Priest: May the Lord God remember you in His Kingdom at all times. my brother and fellow celebrant. (To be repeated after each petition) Deacon: For the precious gifts here offered. be bountiful to Sion. saying to the Deacon: Priest: Remember me. save and have mercy on us. holy Master. That we may be delivered from all distress. O Lord. tribulation and want. Deacon: Amen. preserve. (To be repeated after each petition. O Lord. Deacon: May the Lord God remember your (High)priesthood in His Kingdom. my fellow celebrant. Then he kisses the Priest’s hand.

let us ask the Lord. blessed and glorious Lady. The Priest prays the following prayer: Prayer of Offering Priest: Lord God Almighty who alone are holy. Deacon: Let us love one another that with one mind we may confess: All: The Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. the Mother of God and ever‐virgin Mary. the Priest says: Priest: Christ is in our midst / Christ is among us. the Priest blesses them. unashamed and peaceful and a good defence at the fearsome judgment of Christ. All: Amen. the consubstantial (one in essence) and undivided Trinity. The Deacon kisses the cross on the edge of the orarion. who accept the sacrifice of praise from those who call upon You with their whole heart. and that the good Spirit of Your grace may abide with us and with the gifts here laid out and with all Your people. without pain. together with Your All‐Holy. accept also the prayer of us sinners and bring us to Your Holy Altar. The Priest and the Deacon make three metanies where they stand saying each time: I will love You. Commemorating our most holy. Turning to the people. that our sacrifice may become acceptable to You. saying: Priest: Peace + be to all. aloud: Through the mercies of Your Only‐Begotten Son. then the Holy Table. let us ask the Lord. starting with the Diskos. that which is good and profitable for our souls and peace for the world. The Priest kisses the veiled oblations.Mercy and forgiveness of our sins and trespasses. pure. let us commend ourselves and each other and our entire life to Christ our God. the Lord is my fortress. All: (For many years) And with your spirit. then the Chalice. Good and Life‐Giving Spirit. 30 . with whom You are blessed. That we may spend the rest of our lives in peace and penance and for a Christian end to our lives. now and always and forever and ever. Together with all the saints. my refuge and my deliverance. Turning to the people. Make us fit to offer You spiritual gifts and spiritual sacrifices for our sins and the faults of the people. Make us worthy to find grace in Your eyes. Lord. my strength.

All: The mercy of peace. came down from Heaven. not made. and was buried. the Lord. And on the third day he rose again. who together with the Father and the Son is adored and glorified. of one essence with the Father. while the Priest. catholic. the Giver of Life. and was made man. and was incarnate by the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary. and sits at the right hand of the Father and he shall come again with glory to judge both the living and the dead of whose His Kingdom there shall be no end. that we may offer the holy sacrifice in peace. begotten. Maker of Heaven and earth and of all things visible and invisible. and apostolic Church. Priest: The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen. enters the Holy Place through the South Door and taking the ripidion. Light of Light. Who. whoproceeds from the Father. who spoke by the prophets. He was crucified for us under Pontius Pilate. And in one. I believe in one God. for us men and for our salvation. the sacrifice of praise! The Deacon bows. 31 . according to the Scriptures. suffered.People: He both is and will always be/ He is and always will be. and the love of God the Father and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all. the Only‐Begotten Son of God. I expect the resurrection of the dead and the life of the world to come. When the passage “He rose again on the third day” is reached. let us be attentive. holy. He ascended into Heaven. he kisses the veil. T H E AN A P H O R A Deacon: Let us stand well. Father Almighty. folds it and puts it aside. true God of true God. he waves it devoutly over the holy gitfs. T H E CR E E D Deacon: The Doors! The Doors! In wisdom let us be attentive! The Hierarch or the whole people recite the Nicene‐Constantinopolitan Creed. I acknowledge one baptism for the remission of sins. raising the outer veil. And in one Lord Jesus Christ. let us stand in awe. born of the Father before all ages. fans with it over the oblations. by whom all things were made. And in the Holy Spirit.

Heaven and earth are full of His glory. always the same. All: We lift them up to the Lord. Cherubim and Seraphim. always existing. those with six wings and many eyes. to praise You. The Priest turns to the East. The Son 32 . All: It is fitting and just that we adore the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. and You have left nothing undone until You brought us to Heaven and graciously gave us Your future Kingdom. The Father The Priest recites the following prayer in low voice. Hosanna in the highest. Out of nothing. beyond description. who soar aloft. shouting. The Priest proclaims with a mighty voice. Hosanna in the highest. For all these things. the Priest bows his head and crosses his hands Priest: Let us thank to the Lord. we thank You and Your Only‐Begotten Son and Your Holy Spirit: for all these blessings. to bless You. O Master and with your spirit. that were lavished upon us. Holy. Priest: It is fitting and right to sing to You. to worship You in every place of Your dominion. while the Deacon fans the gifts. Turning to the icon of the Lord.If the celebrant is a Bishop he blesses the people with the Trikirion. manifest and hidden. raised us up again. invisible. is the Lord of Sabaoth. incomprehensible. known and unknown. We thank You also for this Liturgy which You are pleased to accept from our hands. the consubstantial and undivided Trinity. and when we had fallen. beyond understanding. All: Holy. Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord. raises his hands and proclaims: Priest: Let us lift up our hearts. kisses it and puts it aside. All: For many years. for You are God. though there stand before You thousands of archangels and myriads of angels. Priest: Singing. You and Your Only‐Begotten Son and Your Holy Spirit. to give thanks to You. You brought us into being. Holy. crying aloud and saying: The Deacon raises the Asterisk. forms with it the sign of the cross over the Diskos.

Holy are You and all‐holy and magnificent is Your glory: who so loved Your world as to give Your Only‐Begotten Son. and in all and for the sake of all. O Master who love mankind. 33 . sanctifying and breaking it. gave it to His holy Disciples and Apostles and said: Here. the Priest bows his head. the ascension into Heaven. giving thanks and blessing (+). as the Priest proclaims: We offer You Your own. All: Amen. the sitting at the right hand and the second and glorious coming again aloud: The Deacon. When He had come and fulfilled all that was appointed Him to do for our sake. on the night on which He was delivered up. while the Deacon also points with the edge of his orarion to the Diskos: Priest: Take. this is My Body. eat. and there. The Priest continues the prayer in lower voice: Priest: Remembering this saving commandment and everything that was done for us: the cross. which is broken for you for the remission of sins. or the Priest if there is no Deacon crossing his arms with the Diskos and the Chalice to form a cross. taking bread in His holy. You and Your Only‐Begotten Son and Your Holy Spirit. his head bowed. The Deacon points to the Chalice: Priest: Similarly (+) the Chalice after the supper saying: The Priest. the tomb. which is shed for you and for many for the remission of sins.Then the deacon comes to stand on the right side. reverently points to the Chalice and proclaims: Priest: Drink you all from this. or rather delivered Himself up for the life of the world. that every one who believes in Him shall not perish but may have eternal life. reverently points to the Diskos and proclaims with a devout voice. All: Amen. The Priest and the Deacon bow. raising them up high. this is My Blood of the new law. waves it gently with utmost care and awe over the holy gifts as the Priest continues: Priest: With these blessed powers. The Priest and Deacon bow. we too cry out and say: Holy are You and all‐holy. taking the ripidion in his hands. spotless and blameless hands. from what is Your own. the resurrection on the third day.

renew a steadfast spirit in my breast. Deacon: Master. O Lord. The Priest continues the prayer: 34 . Deacon: Master. Priest: Lord. O Merciful One. but renew Him in us who pray to you! Deacon: Cast me not far from your face. take not Your blessed Spirit out of me! Priest: Lord. and we pray to You. Deacon: Amen. do not take Him from us. but renew Him in us who pray to you! Deacon: A spotless heart create in me. Amen. Priest: And make this bread the precious Body of Your Christ.All: We praise You. we thank You. Deacon: Amen. and we beseech. O Merciful One. do not take Him from us. who at the third hour sent your Holy Spirit upon Your Apostles. The Holy Spirit: The Epiclesis The deacon puts down the ripidion and comes closer to the Priest and both make three reverences before the holy table and the priest begins: Priest: Again do we bring your rational and unbloody sacrifice. who at the third hour sent your Holy Spirit upon Your Apostles. O God. our God. Bless the holy Chalice. Lord. pray and implore you: send your Holy Spirit upon us and upon these gifts. we bless You. The Deacon points at the Chalice with his orarion. do not take Him from us. but renew Him in us who pray to you! The Deacon points with the edge of the orarion to the holy bread: Deacon: Master. Amen. which are placed before you. O Merciful One. Priest: Changing them by Your Holy Spirit. They both bow down to the floor. Priest: And what is in this Chalice the precious Blood of Your Christ! Deacon: Amen. Bless the holy bread. who at the third hour sent your Holy Spirit upon Your Apostles. Bless them both. The Deacon points to both the Chalice and the Diskos with his orarion.

undefiled. Blessing the censer. 35 . He returns the censer to the Deacon who censes the Holy Table all around. ascetics. for the forgiveness of sins. remembering whomever he wishes of the living and the deceased. confessors. the Ancestors. we offer You this spiritual worship for the whole world. Priest: Again. do we praise. you.Commemorations The decon takes the censer. Again. for the awakening of the soul. we offer You this spiritual service for those resting in the faith. the true Mother of God. You who are more honoured than the Cherubim and more glorious beyond comparison than the Seraphim. and the Mother of our God. all the faithful bishops rightly dispensing the word of Your truth. we pray You: remember. whose memory we honor today. and for every soul made perfect in the faith. gave birth to God the Word. preachers. apostles. martyrs. for complete trust in You. who gave birth to God. And remember all those (he mentions whomever he wishes among the deceased) who have fallen asleep before us in the hope of resurrection to eternal life and give them rest where the light of Your face keeps watch. glorious Lady and Mother of God and Ever‐virgin Mary. all the presbyterate. for the holy glorious Apostles worthy of all praise. most blessed. O God. and for all Your saints at whose supplications visit us. patriarchs. fathers. for those who partake of them. pure. prophets. puts incense into it and stands at his customary place next to the priest while the priest prays: Priest: That they may be. you. the diaconate in Christ. for the communion of Your Holy Spirit. who are ever‐blessed and most innocent. evangelists. while all sing the following hymn: (Hymn to the Theotokos) All: It is truly fitting that we should bless you. for the fullness of the Kingdom of Heaven. who. for holy N. and all the ranks of the clergy and the monastics. Lord. the priest censes the Holy Table three times before him saying: Especially for our most holy. Again. During the singing of the Hirmos. but not for judgment or condemnation. the Priest continues: Priest: For the holy prophet and forerunner John the Baptist.

P R E P A R A T ION F O R HO L Y COMM U N ION Deacon: Having remembered all the saints. the travelers by sea.. Remember. the suffering. grant them peaceful rule that we too in their tranquility may lead a calm and quiet life in all virtue and honor. and every city and country‐ place and the faithful dwelling in them. Priest (lower voice): Be mindful. with one mouth and with one heart. health and length of days. safety. of our most blessed Father Pope N. again and again in peace let us pray to the Lord. air and land. have mercy. Remember. O Lord. All: Amen The Priest turns to the people and blesses them (if the celebrant is a Bishop. for those who lead pure and honorable lives. honor. Lord. and upon us all send down Your mercies.. O Master. O Lord. All: For many years. for our civil authorities. All: Lord. and their salvation. the sick. now and always and forever and ever.) The Priest proclaims the commemoration of the ecclesiastical hierarchy: Priest: Be mindful first. and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Father. those who bring offerings and those who support Your holy Churches. The Deacon receives a blessing from the Priest and leaves the Holy Place through the North Door. and those who are mindful of the poor. the captives. The Priest concludes the Anaphora with the following Ekphonesis: Priest: And grant us. All: And of all the people. faithfully teaching the word of Your truth. catholic and apostolic Church. saying: Priest: And may the mercies (+) of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ be with you all. He stands at his usual place before the Holy Doors and recites the following petitions.. he blesses the faithful with the Dikirion). Deacon: And of all the people. (He mentions whomever he wishes among the living. O Lord. of his beatitude Archbishop N. for the government and the armed forces. of this city (or this monastery) in which we dwell.for the holy. and with your spirit. our most reverend Bishop N. (To be repeated after each petition) 36 . to praise and glorify Your most honoured and most worthy name. Lord. granting them to Your holy Churches in peace.

peaceful and without sin. help. let us ask the Lord let us ask from the Lord. let us ask the Lord. and not for judgment or condemnation. perfect. and want. That our God who loves mankind. The Priest recites the following prayer in lower voice: Priest: To You. O Lord. we entreat You: make us worthy to partake of Your heavenly and awesome mysteries of this sacred and spiritual Table. which have been offered and sanctified. by your grace. we commend our whole life and hope. holy. an angel of peace. save and have mercy on us. for indulgence towards failures. and each other and our entire lives to Christ our Lord. without pain. that this whole day may be perfect. We ask You. let us pray to the Lord. the faithful guide and guardian of our souls and bodies. He proclaims aloud: 37 . let us pray to the Lord. holy. tribulation. and comprehensible altar. for the communion of the Holy Spirit. in an aroma of sweet spiritual fragrance. O God. for the inheritance of the Kingdom of Heaven and intimate confidence in You. wrath. All: To you. with a pure conscience. for the remission of sins.) Mercy and forgiveness of our sins and trespasses. That we may spend the rest of our lives in peace and penance and for a Christian end to our lives.For the honoured gifts. Preserve. that which is good and profitable for our souls and peace for the world. we pray You. let us offer ourselves. Prayer for Unity in Faith Deacon: Beseaching a union of faith and the communion of the Holy Spirit. let us ask the Lord. unashamed and peaceful and a good defence at the fearsome judgment of Christ. O Lord. That we may be delivered from all distress. may grant us His divine mercy and the grace of the Holy Spirit. who received them in His holy and most heavenly. let us pray. peaceful and without sin. All: Grant us. Master who love mankind. (To be repeated after each petition. T H E AI T E S I S The entire day.

O Master. O Lord. P RAYEROF I N C L I NAT ION Priest: We thank You. Meanwhile. and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. All: For many years. heal the sick. and for the particular need of each: accompany those who sail upon the water. and with your spirit. for they did not bow them before flesh and blood. the Deacon changes his orarion. who art in Heaven. O Master. Father and to say: T H E L O RD’ S P R A Y E R All: Our Father.And make us worthy. Give us this day our daily bread. look down from Heaven upon those who have bowed their heads to You. All: Amen Priest (lower voice): Remember us. All: Amen. Deacon: Bow your heads unto the Lord. Therefore O Master. invisible King who in Your Unmeasured power made all things and by the multitude of Your mercies brought all from nothing into being. journey with those who travel on land and in the air. together with Your most Holy. Priest: Peace (+) be to all. Priest: For Thine is the Kingdom and the power and the glory. with whom You are blessed. crossing it on his back and shoulders in the fashion of a Subdeacon. O Master. now and always and forever and ever. Good and Life‐Giving Spirit. but unto You O fearsome God. and lead us not into temptation. Lord Jesus Christ our God. now and always and forever and ever. you who are the Physician of souls and bodies. with hope and without condemnation to dare to call You. of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. but deliver us from evil. Thy Kingdom come. from Your holy dwelling place and from the throne of 38 . Of the Father. He proclaims aloud: With the grace and mercies and love of mankind of Your Only‐Begotten Son. hallowed be Thy name. the God of Heaven. ordain these gifts. unto the good of us all. Thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven. All: To You. placed before you.

broken but not divided. AND COMMUNION The Priest raises the Lamb with both hands. be merciful to me. O You who sit on high together with the Father and with us are here invisible present. to all the people. When the Deacon sees this. at all times. And graciously vouchsafe. he proclaims with a mighty voice: Deacon: Let us be attentive! (Then he immediately enters the Holy Place. Amen. B R E A K ING O F T H E LAMB .your glorious kingdom. consumed yet never ended: sanctifying all who partake thereof. now and always and forever and ever. Sanctify us. in the glory of God the Father. The server brings the Thermarion containing the Zeon (warm water) to the Deacon. Priest and Deacon bow three times from their places. Amen. The Deacon stands on the right of the Priest who is holding the Lamb and says in a low voice: Deacon: Master. one is the Lord. Then the Deacon pours the Zeon in the form of a cross into the Chalice saying: Deacon: The fervor of faith. bless the warm water. After the Kinonikon and psalm verses. he drops it into the Chalice saying: Priest: The fullness (+) of faith of the Holy Spirit! Deacon: Amen. and come. The Priest breaks the Lamb in four pieces and reverently places them on the Diskos in the form of a cross: Priest: The Lamb of God. Amen. Jesus Christ. The Deacon returns the Thermarion to the server. the Son of the Father is broken and distributed. to impart to us your most pure Body and precious Blood. and through us. both the Deacon and the Priest bow and recite the following prayers of preparation for communion. the sinner! E L E V A T I O N . 39 . Then. the people may recite one of them or more. full of the Holy Spirit. Taking the upper part (IC) and making with it the sign of the cross over the Chalice. by your mighty hand. break the Holy Bread. fill the Holy Chalice.) The Priest proclaims: Priest: The Holy Things unto the holy! All: One is Holy. saying each time: O God. who presents it to the Priest saying: Deacon: Master. The Deacon points to the Holy Chalice and says: Deacon: Master. Priest: Blessed (+) is the fervor of Your saints.

Lord. I confess You: remember me. the Son of the Living God. remit. Wherefore. Lord. and profess that You are the Christ. And as You did not recoil when the mouth of the sinful woman kissed Your spotless feet. but as You accepted to be born in a cave and laid down in a manger for animals. for I will not reveal Your mystery to Your enemies. in Your kingdom. Amen. as a participant in your Mystical Supper. I pray to You: have mercy on me and pardon my offenses. excuse my transgressions by which I sinned against You. the Hierarch distributes the Holy Bread to the priests first. Through the prayers of Your all‐pure and ever‐virgin Mother. If a Bishop and many priests are concelebrating. but like the thief. 40 . Lord. forgive. grant that I may become a communicant of Your All‐Holy Body and Blood. for the healing of my soul and body. and count me worthy to share without condemnation Your spotless Mysteries. be for me not to judgment or condemnation. the sinful woman who resembled me: deign to enter both into the manger of my senseless soul and into my stained body. then he receives Holy Communion himself. Amen. come to this world to save sinners. in word or in deed. knowingly or inadvertently. Receive me now. I believe also that this is really Your spotless Body and that this is really Your precious Blood. nor give You a kiss like Judas. O Son of God. For Yours in the kingdom and the power and the glory. forever and ever. for the remission of sins and for eternal life. when she approached You. the body of a dead and leprous man. May the reception of Your Holy Mysteries. whether knowingly or inadvertently. and to enter the house of Simon the Leper. of whom I am the greatest. Lord.I believe. my Master and God. grant that I may partake without condemnation of Your precious and spotless Body. In Your goodness and love for mankind. but to the healing of my soul and body. hold me excused for all of them. do not shun the sinner that I am. the deliberate and the indeliberate. likewise. and to receive. O our God. those committed in word and in deed. but in Your goodness and love for mankind. I am not worthy that You should enter under the stained roof of my soul.

and Savior Jesus Christ is given to me. approach! The Deacon proceeds from behind the Altar to the right side saying: Deacon: Behold. Give me Master. Finally they proceed to partake from the Holy Chalice. The Deacon takes the Chalice with his right hand. this has touched my lips and will remove my transgressions and will cleanse my sins. Then he calls the Deacon saying: Priest: Deacon. for the remission of your sins and for eternal life.. God and Savior Jesus Christ is given to you. for the remission of my sins and for eternal life. then his lips.. and finally kisses the Chalice saying: Behold. The Precious and Holy Body of our Lord. bows down and says: Deacon: Father.. and Savior Jesus Christ is given to me the priest N. give me. God. approach! The Deacon approaches from the left side of the Altar. HO L Y COMMUNION The Priest puts on his right palm the portion of the Lamb marked with XC and attentively consumes it with reverence saying: Priest: Behold. the precious and Holy Body of our Lord and God and Savior Jesus Christ. for the remission of my sins and for eternal life. for the remission of your sins and for eternal life.They consume the Holy Bread at the same time with reverence. saying: Priest: The Precious and Holy Body of our Lord. for the remission of my sins and for eternal life. The Priest gives him three sips saying: 41 . wipes the edge of the Chalice with the eiliton. putting the eiliton under his chin with his left hand. God. Priest: The precious and Holy Blood of our Lord. God. and Savior Jesus Christ is given to you. the Deacon N. the Precious and Holy Blood of our Lord. I approach my immortal King and our God. The Priest takes the Holy Chalice with the eiliton saying: Priest: The Precious and most Holy Blood of our Lord. which rests crosswise on the left hand. He drinks three sips. the Priest N.. The Priest takes a portion of the Holy Bread and puts it on the right hand palm of the Deacon. He calls the Deacon again: Priest: Deacon. goes behind the Holy Table and reverently consumes the Holy Bread. The Deacon kisses the Priest’s hand. God. and Savior Jesus Christ. I approach my immortal King and God. the Deacon N.

and over the whole earth be Your glory. O Lord. the Priest blesses the people saying: Priest: O God. dips the Holy Bread in the Chalice held by the Deacon who stands on his left side. We adore the undivided Trinity who It has saved us. and gives the Holy Eucharist to each of the faithful saying: Priest: The servant of God N. Each one says his name clearly before receiving the Holy Eucharist. Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord. He puts it down.. The faithful approach with their arms crossed on their breast. with faith and with love. T H A N K S G I V ING Following Communion. The Deacon empties the remaining portions into the Chalice and covers it. The Priest takes the Diskos. All: We have seen the True Light. for You have counted us worthy to share Your holy. save Your people. The following hymn may be added: All: Let our mouth be filled with Your praise. and carries it from the Holy Table to the Prothesis without saying anything. and raises it high for the people to see. He places the folded Asterisk on the Diskos and covers it. The Priest takes the covered Chalice. He takes the Chalice. puts it down. Amen. (Three times) He hands the covered Diskos to the Deacon who holds it at the level of his forehead. The Deacon bows down once. and bless (+) Your inheritance. Amen. Then priest censes the oblations three time saying: Priest: Be exalted in heavens. The Lord is God and has shown Himself to us. then restores his orarion to its usual position. turns to the people and says: Priest: Blessed is our God. immortal. this has touched your lips and will wipe away your transgressions and will cleanse your sins. saying: Deacon: In the fear of God. receives the precious and Holy Body and Blood of our Lord and God and Savior Jesus Christ Deacon: for the remission of his (her) sins and for eternal life. The Priest and the Deacon carry the oblations back to the Altar.Behold. Then he carries it to the Prothesis. and returns to the Holy Table. draw near! All: Amen. we have received the Heavenly Spirit. we have found the True Faith. (aloud): now and always and forever and ever. All: Amen. and 42 . turns to the people. walks to the Holy Doors. O God.

All: Lord. sanctify 43 . We thank You. steady our footsteps. P R A Y E R B E H I N D T H E AMBON The Priest exits by the Holy Doors and chants the following prayer: Priest: O Lord who bless those who bless You. awesome Mysteries of Christ. Alleluia. now and always and forever and ever. Alleluia. and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit. have mercy. O God. holy. Priest: Let us depart in peace. heavenly. Make straight our paths. the Priest prays the following prayer and the People may join him. All: In the name of the Lord. save Your people and bless (+) Your inheritance. establish us in Your fear. O faithful. and sanctify those who trust in You. preserve the fullness of Your Church. All: Lord. Preserve. keep us in sanctification that we may sing Your glory. All: Lord. deathless. help. have mercy. Asking that this entire day be perfectly holy. the Deacon stands at his usual place before the Holy Doors and says: Deacon: Arise! Having partaken of the divine. guard our life. and one another and our entire life to Christ our God. Leaving by the North Door. O Lord. meditating on Your holiness all the day. Deacon: Let us pray to the Lord. by Your grace. All: To You. Alleluia. and to You do we give glory to the Father. save and have mercy on us. most pure. Taking the Holy Gospel Book and making with it the sign of the cross over the Antimension and replacing in on the Altar. P R A Y E R O F T H A N K S G I V ING As he folds the Antimension. benefactor of our souls. the Priest concludes with the following Ekphonesis: For You are our sanctification. let us worthily give thanks to the Lord. through the prayers and supplications of the glorious Mother of God and Ever‐Virgin Mary and all Your saints. Master who love mankind. life‐giving. have mercy.spotless Mysteries. peaceful and without sin let us commend ourselves. All: Amen. for having today made us worthy of Your heavenly and immortal Mysteries.

Father of Lights. glorious and illustrious Apostles. in the name of the Lord. now and always and forever and ever. All: Amen. Lord. with His love for mankind. glorify them by Your divine power and do not forsake us who put our hope in You. 44 .. (Three times) The Priest enters the Holy Place through the Holy Doors. of the holy St. . now and always and forever and ever. have mercy. (Three times) Master . fill our hearts with joy and gladness. now and forever. our hope. Grant peace to Your world. N. All: Glory to the Father. stops for a blessing. patron of this holy church (or monastery) and of the holy St. and thanks and adoration. to Your Churches. Give the blessing. On Sundays and Feast days: Priest: May Christ our True God…(On Sundays: who is risen from the dead). The Deacon enters the Holy Place through the North Door. to Your priests and to all Your people. of our father among the saints John Chrysostom. to the Father. Amen. then goes to the table of preparation to consume the holy gifts with fear and care. of the holy and righteous forebears of God. All: Amen. now and always and forever and ever. and to the Holy Spirit. The Priest turns to the people and blesses them saying: Priest: The blessing (+) of the Lord be upon us. with His grace. and to You we render glory. AP O L Y S I S Priest: Glory to You. turns to the Prothesis and recites the following prayer (lower voice): Priest: O You who are the fulfillment of the Law and the Prophets. and through the prayers of All the Saints. and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit. at all times. N. Blessed be the name of the Lord. who fulfilled the whole providential plan of the Father. glory to You. Joachim and Anna. and to the Son. from You. for every good gift and every perfect grace is from above. whose memory we celebrate today. through the prayers of His most pure Mother. Christ God. at all times. Archbishop of Constantinople. Christ our God. now and always and forever and ever. of the holy. Amen.those who love the beauty of Your house.

and of the holy and just ancestors of Christ God. through the prayers of His Most pure Mother. Then the Trisagion Prayers: “Holy God…” Most holy Trinity. and of His glorious Apostles who are worthy of all praise.have mercy on us and save us. and of our God‐Bearing Fathers… Everyday: and of our father among the saints John Chrysostom. and through the intercession of the holy. Archbishop of Myra in Lycia… Saturday: and of His glorious Apostles who are worthy of all praise. and of our Father among the Saints Nicholas the Wonderworker. Lord have mercy. and of all the saints.. John the Baptist. honorable and bodiless powers of Heaven. Joachim and Ann. Master forgive our transgressions. and through the intercession of St. Apolysis on ordinary weekdays: May Christ our True God. visit and heal our infirmities for your name’s sake. Lord cleanse our sins. N. O Lord. All: Amen. patron of this holy church (or monastery) and of St. And he continues: Monday: and through the intercession of the heavenly. which You have prepared before the face of all peoples: a light to the revelation for the Gentiles and the glory of Your people Israel. as He is good and loves mankind.… Thursday: and of His glorious Apostles who are worthy of all praise. according to Your word. have mercy on us. (three times) 45 . have mercy on us and save us. glorious and triumphant martyrs.… Tuesday: and through the intercession of the glorious Prophet the Forerunner. N. Holy One. Archbishop of Constantinople. because my eyes have seen Your salvation. All: Amen. and of His glorious Apostles who are worthy of all praise. and of His glorious Apostles who are worthy of all praise. as He is good and loves mankind. whose memory we celebrate today. PRAYER S F OR THE REMOVAL OF VESTM ENT S The Priest enters the Holy Place and removes his vestments saying: Now You shall dismiss Your servant in peace.… Wednesday & Friday: and through the power of the Glorious and Life‐Giving Cross.

After the Ekphonesis “For Your is the kingdom and the power and the glory…” he recites the Troparion of the day and the Troparion of St. bestowed treasures of generosity upon the world and shown us the depth of your humility.Our Father. pray to the Word. have mercy.until the end of the Lord’s Prayer. Christ our God. Father John Chrysostom. that He may save our souls. John Chrysostom: The grace that shines forth from your mouth like a torch has enlightened the universe. (Twelve times) Glory be to the Father…Now and always… O higher in honor than the Cherubim.. Lord. While you teach us by your words.. 46 ...

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