The Liturgy of our Father among the Saints, Saint Gregory The Western Orthodox Liturgy

The Fraternity of Saint Gregory of The Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia

Missa De Angelis 8-2011

The Preliminary Rubrics of The Liturgy

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The Divine Liturgy of the Body and Blood of Our Lord Jesus Christ, according to the restored Orthodox Western Rite, is normatively celebrated as a Solemn Liturgy, that is, with the assistance of a Deacon and Subdeacon. When these assisting ministers are not present, and when there is no choir or singing, it is celebrated as a Simple Liturgy, the Celebrant assuming the functions of the Deacon and Subdeacon in addition to his own. More than one Liturgy should not be celebrated on the same altar in a single day, Christmas and Easter alone excepted, unless to consecrate the Sacrament for a person who is sick or dying. When several priests are present, not obligated by pastoral necessity to celebrate separately, they may concelebrate with the Rector of the church, or the Bishop if he be present, vested in Eucharistic vestments, and standing at their assigned places about the altar with him. Except on the Feasts of Christmas and Easter, when by a very old custom, the Liturgy is celebrated both at midnight and in the day, there generally should not be more than one celebration of the Eucharist unless pastorally necessary. The Ministers of the Liturgy each concelebrate according their order. Priests as priests, deacons as deacons, laymen as readers, servers, singers, ushers, or simply as the Lord's People, the Church. For the good order of the Liturgy, and that the signs of our faith be not obscured, only the principle celebrant performs the manual acts. Inclinations, bows, or the sign of the cross are to be performed by all ordained concelebrants according to their order and function. If a text is sung by the choir, all clerical and lay, should join in. The Liturgy must always be a corporate act of worship celebrated decently and in good order. At the time of the Liturgy, the Antimension is placed open and flat upon the altar which shall be covered by a white linen altar cloth, and two lights shall burn upon it. Traditionally, when a Bishop is present, another candle may be placed beside the Book. The Book lies open upon the altar, or on a stand nearby, or held by an assistant conveniently disposed for the celebrant to read. Note well, Silence is kept after every reading of Scripture. Those wishing to use “altar bells” will find this symbol where a single muted stroke is used. It is not necessary to ring the bell at each of these times.
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Amen. the gifts are prepared at the time of the Preparation during the Liturgy. and to the Holy Spirit. Taking as much bread as is needed for the Liturgy. veiled. In such case. or at the Credence Table. vested in amice. and standing at The Table of Preparation. or: 5 . saying nothing. and stole. wine. alb. Before a Simple Liturgy the sacred vessels may stand. maniple. is now and ever. the Deacon or Priest. upon the outspread antimensium (or upon an outspread Corporal if the antimensium is kept permanently beneath the altar cloths) in the midst of the altar. he now lightly scores each on the underside. the sacred vessels stand upon a Table of Preparation. for all ages of ages.The Preparation of the Gifts for the Liturgy Before a Solemn Liturgy. prepared with bread. makes the sign of the cross saying: Glory to the Father. and water for the Holy Liturgy. At a convenient time before a Solemn Liturgy. in the form of a cross and places it on the paten. cincture. and to the Son. As it was in the beginning.

most Holy Father. and a contrite heart. this bread. our Lord and our God. and bless these gifts set apart 6 . For from his side came forth blood and water for the forgiveness of sins. Bowing. Jesus Christ by the power of the Holy Spirit. Jesus Christ by the power of the Holy Spirit. If a Deacon prepared the gifts he now turns to the Priest and says: Father (Master) Bless! The Priest says quietly Come.Accept. let it become for us the holy Body of your only begotten Son. the Deacon or Priest says quietly: With a spirit of humility. O Sanctifier. he pours into it first wine saying: Accept. let us be acceptable to you. Taking the chalice. let it become for us the holy Blood of your only begotten Son. that they be pleasing to you. most Holy Father. this wine. and let these gifts be so offered in your sight this day. and then a little water saying: By the mystery of this water and wine may we come to share in the divinity of Christ who humbled himself to share in our humanity. O Lord.

The above prayers for preparing the gifts are from the venerable Ambrosian Rite. and on the harp I will give thanks to you O God my God. Priest: Glory to the Father.for the glory of your Holy Name Then the veils are placed upon the vessels. Server: Amen. Priest: Why are you so sorrowful O my soul? And why are you so disquieted within me? Server: Put your trust in God! For I shall yet praise him who is the help of my countenance. for all ages of ages. and of the Holy Spirit. Server: To the God of my joy and gladness. and to the Holy Spirit: Server: As it was in the beginning. and my God. is now and ever. and of the Son. Server: And I will go to the altar of God. Amen. Priest: I will go to the altar of God. Priest: Send out your light and your truth that they may lead me. and bring me to your holy hill and to your dwelling-place. the God of my joy and gladness. 7 . and to the Son. The Preparation of the Sacred Ministers in the Sacristy When all are vested the Priest may use these or other prayers: Priest: In the name of the Father.

to blessed John the Baptist. Father. Priest: Amen. through my fault. to blessed Mary ever Virgin. Father. and you. 8 . Therefore. to pray to the Lord our God for me. word. through my fault. to all the saints. and deed. through my fault. to blessed Mary ever Virgin. brethren. to the holy Apostles Peter and Paul. to pray to the Lord our God for me. blessed Michael the Archangel. and to you. all the saints. Priest: Our help is in the name of the Lord. Server: The maker of heaven and earth. the holy Apostles Peter and Paul. through my very great fault. to all the saints. and to you. blessed John the Baptist. to blessed Michael the Archangel. through my very great fault. and you. Therefore. to the holy Apostles Peter and Paul. Server: I confess to Almighty God. Server: May Almighty God have mercy on you. Server: To the God of my joy and gladness. to blessed Michael the Archangel. blessed John the Baptist. all the saints.Priest: I will go to the altar of God. word. through my fault. to blessed John the Baptist. and lead you to life everlasting. and deed. the holy Apostles Peter and Paul. I beseech blessed Mary ever Virgin. that I have sinned exceedingly in thought. brethren that I have sinned exceedingly in thought. forgive you your sins. Priest: I confess to Almighty God. I beseech blessed Mary ever Virgin. blessed Michael the Archangel.

Amen! 9 . Priest: O Lord. Priest: Let us pray: Purify us. O God. Server: And let my cry come to you. Server: And with your spirit. to whom all hearts are open. and lead you to life everlasting . Priest: The Lord be with you. Server: And grant us your salvation. Server: And with your spirit. all desires known. forgive you your sins. cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of your Holy Spirit that we may be worthy to serve you and fittingly magnify your holy name through Christ our Lord. your mercy. and from whom no secrets are hid. we pray. O Lord. that we be accounted worthy to go into the holy of holies with cleansed minds through Jesus Christ our Lord. and bring us to life. Server: Amen Priest: Peace be with you. Server: Amen. Priest: Turn to us.Priest: Almighty God have mercy on you. Server: And your people shall rejoice in you. Deacon: Let us go forth in peace! All: In the name of Christ. Server: Amen. Priest: Show us. hear my prayer. Or Almighty God. O Lord.

The Procession now forms and proceeds to the Altar. Master of Ceremonies. the other ministers. and Priest. The traditional order is Thurifer. the choir. The priest receives the vessel of Holy Water from the minister. Deacon carrying the Gospel. himself. He sprinkles the altar. The following is used except for the Paschal season: 10 . and after intoning the following Antiphon. The Preparation of the People: The Asperges with Holy Water The Sacred Ministers process to the Altar The priest wears a cope. and the people. two acolytes with candles. Subdeacon with the cross. which all continue.

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Through Christ our Lord.  protect. all desires known. hear us we pray and send your Holy Angel from heaven to guard. R. Everlasting God. And with your spirit. cherish. Let us pray. visit and evermore defend all who gather in this dwelling place. Father Almighty. R. V. Amen. and from whom no secrets are hid. Amen. The Lord be with you. cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of your Holy Spirit that we may be worthy to serve you and fittingly magnify your holy name through Christ our Lord. The Introit 13 . to whom all hearts are open. hear our prayer.V. Or Almighty God. And let our cry come to you. O Holy Lord. Lord.

bows. The priest now censes the cross. Amen The Priest sets on incense and blesses the thurible saying: I Let this incense be blessed by him in whose honor it is burned. The Kyrie: Kyrie eleison eleison (vi/ ix) 14 Christe eleison Kyrie . and of all the Saints. by the prayers of Your Saints whose relics lay here. Amen The clergy kiss the altar where the antimensium is. if the Asperges is used it is begun at the conclusion of the final prayer.The Introit is sung as the procession goes to the altar. and censes around the altar counterclockwise returning to the middle. saying: We beseech You. and the flame of everlasting charity. O Lord. As he hands the thurible back to the minister he says quietly: Lord. kindle in us the fire of your love. he uncovers his head. Amen. take our sins from us that we be worthy to enter into the Holy of Holies with pure minds through Christ our Lord. and silently prays: O Lord. The priest arrives at the altar. that you mercifully forgive all our sins.

priests. Deacon: That the riches of spiritual gifts may be poured out upon the spotless Church of the living God: Let us pray to the Lord: People: Lord have mercy. and clergy of our mighty God. deacons. s s s s s k k k k k k and the Ho . s k k the Son.it: s s s s s ak k k k k k k Lord he us and have me -cy.Or The Litany from the Gelasian Sacramentary: (Post-492 AD) The Deacon stands at the head of the nave and sings: Deacon: a s k s k all s k our s k he arts s k and s k all s k our k minds s k and s k in k pe ace With s s s s s s a k k k k k k k le t us pray to the Fa . and for all people worshipping the true God.ly Spir . ar r People: ak k k k Lord have mer -cy. Let us pray to the Lord: 15 . Deacon: For holy bishops.the r.

Deacon: For agreeable weather and rain in its season. Deacon: For all civil rulers and for all soldiers. and who now burn with desire for heavenly grace. Deacon: For all who are teaching rightly the Word of Truth. Let us pray to the Lord: People: Lord have mercy.People: Lord have mercy. for the pleasures of caressing vital breezes. Let us pray to the Lord: People: Lord have mercy. 16 . Let us pray to the Lord: People: Lord have mercy. Deacon: For those who keep themselves pure in mind and body for the sake of the kingdom of heaven. the manifold Wisdom of the Word of God. Let us pray to the Lord: People: Lord have mercy. and for an abundant outpouring of gifts of the Spirit: Let us pray to the Lord: People: Lord have mercy. and the prosperity of rightly ordered seasons. who love justice and right judgment. Deacon: For those who are initiated into the name of Christ. and who toil in spiritual labor.

Deacon: For those who do good works. Let us pray to the Lord: People: Lord have mercy. Deacon: For those who suffer the dangers and hardship of travel. come to the aid of people in need. are oppressed by the cruelty of unjust authority. Deacon: For those deceived by the wickedness of apostasy. and various errors of the world. Deacon: For all within this holy house of the Lord. in envy of spiritual wickedness. Let us pray to the Lord: People: Lord have mercy. or the affliction of the enemy Let us pray to the Lord: People: Lord have mercy. Let us pray to the Lord: People: Lord have mercy. with brotherly concern.Deacon: For those in the weakness of the infirmities of humanity. or pagan superstition. infected by heresy. 17 . that we may be turned to pure hearts and devout prayers. Let us pray to the Lord: People: Lord have mercy. and those who.

Let us pray to the Lord: People: Lord have mercy. Let us pray to the Lord: People: Lord have mercy. and the forgiveness of all our sins. Deacon: For an angel of peace and the comfort of the saints. Let us ask of the Lord: 18 . Deacon: For a holy fear and a true love of the Lord. O Lord. O Lord. who guide and serve this Catholic Church. Let us ask of the Lord: People: Grant this. especially of priests of the holy Lord. Deacon: For refreshment of the souls of the faithful.Deacon: For the healing of our souls and bodies. Deacon: For a pleasant ordering of life and a holy death. Deacon: For death to sin in our minds and bodies and a quickening of the life of faith. O Lord. Let us ask of the Lord: People: Grant this. Let us ask of the Lord: People: ak k k k Grant this.

The Deacon returns to his place at the altar.People: Grant this. or another is sung. Requiems. O Lord. and what. 19 . all standing. the Gloria is omitted in Advent. and on penitential days and ferias. and what we have under his care we give thanks to the Lord: People: a kkk k A men. what we receive from him as giver. Lent. Deacon: Let us commend ourselves and all that is ours to His mercy and providence: For what has come to us. the following. through our Lord we have done. When appointed.

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k k k z j kj a d d k have k k z k k j on us.ther. A kkkkkkkj - men. d k k k k j ad Je sus Christ.dk k k k k j z ad pra yer. People: And with your spirit.lone are Lord.ly Spir k k k z it d d kk k k j z a kk kk kk k in the glo . Priest: Let us pray: The Collect is read with hands extended.lone k k You sit at the right hand of God the Fa . 22 .ther. j k kkk kk kk You a lone are most high.cy ho . k you k k j are mer . j THE LITURGY OF THE WORD The Collect For The Day Priest: The Lord be with you. at the conclusion all respond: People: Amen. k k k k k k For k k k a .ly.ry of God the Fa . dk kk d z kk kk a You a . j k With k k k k k the Ho .

The Scripture Readings The Old Testament (or Acts during the Paschal season) is announced by the Lector saying: A Reading from the book of... At the conclusion of the Reading the Lector says Lector:

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The Word of the Lord.

People:

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Thanks be to God!

The Gradual or a psalm is sung. The Epistle (or Acts during the Paschal season) is announced by the Sub-Deacon or Lector saying: A Reading from the Epistle of blessed Paul the Apostle to the... At the conclusion of the Lesson the Reader says: Lector:

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The Word of the Lord.

People:

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Thanks be to God!
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The acolyte moves the Missal to the Gospel Side of the Altar, the acolytes get candles, and the thurifer brings incense and boat to the priest.

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All stand as The Alleluia is sung: Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! In Lent the Tract is sung in place of the Alleluia with the response: Praise to you Lord Jesus Christ King of endless glory. The Deacon takes the Gospel Book from the altar, bows to the altar, and quietly says: Cleanse my heart and my lips Almighty God, as you cleansed the lips of the prophet Isaiah with a burning coal. Send me, purified by your gracious mercy, that I may worthily proclaim your holy Gospel, through Christ our Lord, Amen. The Deacon takes the book to the Bishop/Priest and asks a blessing. Deacon: Master/ Father, ask a blessing. Priest: The Lord be in your heart and upon your lips  that you may worthily and fittingly proclaim the Holy Gospel. Deacon: Amen He then kisses the bishop’s / priest’s hand and the Gospel Book. He then bows and goes to the place appointed accompanied by a Subdeacon, Acolytes with lights, and a Thurifer with incense carried before. Standing, all turn toward him, as he announces the Gospel:

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Deacon:
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The Lord be with you.

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People:

And with your spir -it.

The Deacon traces a cross on the book then his forehead, lips and chest. Deacon:

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Glo-ry to You, O L ord! People: He incenses the book forward, right, left, and sings the

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The Gos-pel of The Lord!

Deacon: People:

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Praiseto you O Christ! The Gospel Book is kissed by the Celebrant and he may bless the people with the Gospel Book. The Sermon If Baptism and Chrismation is administered here the Creed is not repeated.
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Today. catechumens! Let no catechumen remain. The Dismissal of the Catechumens Deacon: All catechumens. depart! Depart. As the deacon calls out the name of each catechumen the people say. now and for the rest of your life. and a Christian end of it. Bow down your heads. through His Christ. and Lord of the whole world. inaccessible and un-begotten. the God and Father of your only begotten Son: the Christ. and receive the blessing. Look down upon your servants. the compassion and mercy of God and the forgiveness of your transgressions. who are receiving instruction in the Gospel of your Christ.A priest may use the traditional dismissal of the Catechumens if he sees fit. Lord. ye catechumens. in many churches they withdraw to the Narthex or the last pew. Deacon: Rise up. the God who sends forth the Comforter. Dedicate yourselves to the only unbegotten God. who alone are the true God. They receive the priest’s blessing and quietly leave. who by Christ appointed your disciples to be teachers of piety. beg for yourselves the peace of God through His Christ: a peaceable day free from sin. They approach him when the Deacon dismisses them as he stands at the head of the nave. have mercy upon him/her and each comes forward and bows his head. And when they have all assembled. let the priest bless them saying: Priest: O Almighty God. and “give 26 .

and with a willing soul. let the deacon say: Go out.them a new heart. by whom glory and worship be given to you in the Holy Spirit for all ages of ages. and make them partakers of your divine mysteries. through Christ. catechumens. in peace. and renew a right spirit within them” that they may both know and do your will with full purpose of heart. The Nicene Creed Deacon: Let us. in peace proclaim our Faith. 27 . and who died for them. who is our hope. Grant them a holy admission and union with your holy Church. And after this. Amen. the faithful.

ven and earth. s s s s f k k k k kk a t be . f kI k k k k k k k o k k k k k k k k k o s s ttttt a t t t t t t t ma . af s s s s s k k k k k the on .ther. k k k k k kk k o t t t t t true God from true God. fk a t k kk k k k o k k k kkk s s s s sk k k ss s t tt t t k k k kk s t tt men and for our sal .lieve in one God. vi si . the Fa .fore all a.sub . Was in . of all things. sss sss s s s ss f k k k kk k k k k o k kk k k k k k k a t t t and in .ges.va tion Through him all things were made.ble.ly be - k t k t k t Son k t of k God.ker of hea .tial with the Fa .got . For us s s sss ss ss f k k k k k k k o k k k k k k k k k k k kk a t t t t t t t H e came down from hea-ven. not made.ten ss s ssss ss ss f k k k k k k k k k k kk k k k n k k k k k a t t t t born of the Fa ther be .ty.it Copyright 2001 28 . The Very Rev Anthony J Bondi Jr.stan .ther al migh . k s s k k k k k k kk k t t t t tt con .vi-si ble.car .nate by the H o-ly Spir .ten. God from God. n got . f k k k k k k n s s s s s a Light from Light. And in one Lord Je sus Christ.Credo III ss s ssss s s s sss s f kk k k k k k k k n k k k k k k k k n a t I be .

ed at the right k t hand s s k k k of the k o Fa . 29 who has spo-ken through . Ho -ly.tius Pi -late.to hea . Cath . And rose a-gain on the third day f k k k k k k k k o k k k k k k kkk k o ss s s s s ss a t t t tttt t in ac-cor-dance with the scrip-tures.ing and the dead. the Lord. to judge the liv . f k k kkk k s s a t t t the giv .f k k k k k k o a t t t t of the Vir .ven s s f k k k k k k k a t t t t t and is seat . s s sss fk k k k k kkk k k k k k k k kk k a t t t t t t t t t He will come a -gain.ry s k k and k j Man.so for us un . in glo . o be . sss s s s s s f k k k k k k k k o k k k k kk k k k k s a t t t t t t t He suf-fered death and was bur-ied. And One.ri-fied.ther.o -lic. k k k t t t s s s k k k k k k o t ther.shipped s ss fk k k kk a t t sss s s ss kkk k ko k k k kk kkk t the pro-phets.ceeds from the Fa s s f k k k k k k k ko kkk kk s s a t t t ttt tt t who with the Fa-ther and the Son is k k k k kk k o ss t t t and glo .came s sss sssssss f k k k k k k k k k k k kkk k k k k k k o a tt t t t t t Cru . wor . s s s s fk k k k k k kk k o k k k k k k k kk j t t t t t t t a t t His king-dom will have no end.fied al .er of life.der Pon . And in the Ho-ly Spir-it. He as-cend-ed in .gin Ma .ry.ci . who pro .

f k k k k k a t t t t af k k kk kk k k o kk k t tt t t t t I con . s s s k k k k t for the for ..men. standing in the midst of the people sings: Deacon: Let us pray with all our heart and all our mind to God who looks upon the earth and makes it tremble.rec .sto .tion of the dead sk s ss f k k k k k k k kk k o k k k k k k kkkk a t t t t t tt ttt and the life of the age to come..lic C hurch. A . The Prayers of Supplication of Saint Martin During Lent.. The Solemn Prayers may be used instead. Priest: The Lord be with you. People: And with your spirit..sur .w ard to the re .tism and A .po . Priest: Let us pray: The Deacon. 30 .give s k k t ness s s k k k of sins.fess one bap .. Lord hear us and have mercy: People: Lord have mercy...- s sss f k kkk k k k a tt . k o s f k k k k k k k k k k k k k k a t t t t t t t t t t I look for .

Let us pray to the Lord: People: Lord have mercy. People: Lord have mercy. catechumens and prisoners. for all monks and nuns and for the holy people of God. our Metropolitan and bishop Hilarion. Let us pray to the Lord. widows. Deacon: For those who travel by land. Let us pray to the Lord. Deacon: For our Patriarch Kyril.Deacon: For the greatest peace and tranquility in our times. presbyters. air and space. water. exorcists. lectors. and for all bishops. porters. deacons. state and city and fellow citizens. Let us pray to the Lord: People: Lord have mercy. Deacon: For those who. Deacon: For our country. for the Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church which is from one end of the earth to the other. Let us pray to the Lord: 31 . subdeacons. for penitents. and Magistrates. enjoy and share the fruits of mercy. in the holy church. for our President. People: Lord have mercy. and orphans. our Vicar Bishop Jerome. Deacon: For virgins. and for the armed forces. Legislators. acolytes and singers. Let us pray to the Lord: People: Lord have mercy.

People: Lord have mercy. unity. worthily bring our gifts to your altar. O Lord! Deacon: That we be given a holy life and a peaceful death. extend it to others. Let us ask of the Lord: People: Grant this. O Lord! The Deacon moves to the Epistle Side of the altar step. the holy apostles and martyrs. that we. O Lord! Deacon: That the divine bond of peace. who live in that peace by the power of the Holy Spirit. and give you glory through Jesus Christ our Lord. and love remain among us. Let us  commend ourselves and one another and all our life to Christ our God: People: To You. purity and truth of the Catholic and Apostolic Faith: Let us ask of the Lord: People: Grant this. Let us ask of the Lord: People: Grant this.] and all the saints. Deacon: Remembering Blessed Mary the Virgin Mother of God. People: Amen. [Blessed N. 32 . hear the prayers of your people: grant us your pardon and peace. Priest: Father. O Lord! Deacon: That the Lord may preserve the sanctity.

THE LITURGY OF THE EUCHARIST In a Simple Liturgy the celebrant uncovers the vessels. takes the chalice. It begins with the celebrant and is passed to the Deacon and Subdeacon. elevates. The "Holy Kiss" is a triple embrace starting to your right. People: He is and ever shall be.Priest:  Christ is in our midst. quietly places bread upon the paten. and of the Holy Spirit. pours in some wine and then a little water saying: From the side of the Lord Jesus Christ came forth Blood and Water for the forgiveness of our sins. Deacon: Let us greet one another with a holy kiss. and by them to the acolytes and congregation orderly and quietly as befits a holy act. 33 . bearing the prepared gifts and offerings go to the sanctuary step. wearing a humeral veil. he extends. preceded by a Thurifer. In a Solemn Liturgy the Priest goes to the sedilia. Amen. The Subdeacon. and joins his hands saying: In the Name  of the Father and of the Son. The Deacon spreads a white linen cloth on the altar while the Offertory Chant is sung. then. go to the credence table. Placing the chalice behind the paten. and two Acolytes bearing lights.

Life and death and resurrection. for with blessing in his hand Christ our God to earth descends. our full homage to demand. as of old on earth he stood. in remembrance sacrificed. here unfold before our eyes As we enter now the timeless mystery. Rank on rank the host of heaven. as the darkness clears away. spreads its vanguard on the way. cherubim with sleepless eye. He. from the realms of endless day. yet born of Mary. 34 . At his feet the six-winged seraph. comes forth to be offered. in the Body and the Blood He will give to all the faithful His own self for heavenly food. and with awe and trembling stand. Lord of lords in human vesture.The Deacon receives the gifts and arranges them upon the altar then while the hymn below is sung: Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence Let all mortal flesh keep silence. Ponder nothing earthly minded. King of kings. let us lay aside earthly cares. as the Light of Light descends now. that the powers of hell may vanish. himself.

The Incensation I On Sundays and Feasts. Amen. Lord bless  this incense and receive from it an odor of sweetness. he turns. Ho. O Lord. The Priest comes to the center. the Celebrant sets on incense. through Christ our Lord.veil their faces to the Presence.. bows to the Church. and cleanse us from the stains of our sins. and of all your elect. 35 . offered by the Subdeacon or Thurifer which he blesses saying: Through the intercession of Blessed Michael the Archangel. as with ceaseless voice they cry.ly! Ho-ly. * "Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! Lord Most High!" * During Lent: Ho-ly.. the Priest censes the gifts and the altar saying: Let this incense arise before You. standing at the right hand of the altar of incense. is the Lord Most High! Having prepared the gifts. the Deacon bows to the Altar and Priest. these gifts offered by us. and Your mercy descend upon us. After incense is set. through Jesus Christ our Lord. Ho-ly. goes to the altar and standing before it says quietly: Sanctify  O Lord.

Amen. death. ever Virgin. O Lord. resurrection. Then he censes the acolytes and the people. He returns to the center and gives the thurible to the Deacon saying: Lord enkindle in us the fire of your love and the flame of everlasting charity.He walks around the altar with the Deacon before and Subdeacon behind him censing and saying: Let my prayer. basin. The Deacon then censes the Priest. from my iniquity. inclines. the lifting up of my hands. 36 . the I Thurifer the Subdeacon. arise like incense before You. that it may add to their honor and aid our salvation. this offering which we are making to You in remembrance of the passion. like the evening sacrifice. and of all the Saints. And cleanse me from my sin. O Lord. the Subdeacon the Deacon. Through the same Christ our Lord. and prays this quietly: Accept. During which the Acolytes present water. most Holy Trinity. Acolyte. and a towel and the Priest washes his hands saying quietly: Wash me. Our Lord. and ascension of Jesus Christ. May they deign to intercede in heaven for us who honor their memory here on earth. hands joined. and in honor of blessed Mary. The Priest at the midst.

aid.When all are in place the following may be used by the Deacon: _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ When a Bishop is celebrating: Deacon: Our (Arch) bishop. offer. All the people offer. that they. may be enrolled among the ranks of the blessed. At all times: The servants of God. N. NN. and the whole college of clergy. too. offers this sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving to the Lord God making remembrance for himself. NN [those who have furnished the bread and wine for this Liturgy]. N. and uphold them in all good works. asking the Lord to hear their prayers and supplications... whom you have called from this place to you. ___________________________________________________________ When a priest is celebrating: Deacon: Our presbyter. offers this sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving to the Lord God making remembrance for himself. 37 . praying that by his grace the Lord continue to inspire. and to remember your servants. N. our (Arch) bishop. [the dead who are being remembered]. and the whole college of clergy.

A .men People: Amen! THE PREFACE TO THE ANAPHORA The Priest extends his hands while singing: 38 .ges.The priest turns to the congregation. Brothers and Sisters.ges of a . He ends the prayer singing: Priest: d a kkkkkk kkkk k kk z z z for all a . extends his hands and says: Priest: Pray. that my sacrifice and yours be acceptable to God the Father Almighty He then crosses his hands over his chest and bows as they respond All: The Lord accept the sacrifice at your hands for the praise and glory of his Name. Priest: Amen. for our benefit. and that of all his holy Church. The Prayer over the Gifts: The Second Collect He then begins the second collect which "secrets” or sets apart the gifts for the anaphora.

our joy and helpful to salvation. extending his hands he sings: Priest: It is truly right and just. joining our voices with Angels and Archangels and with all the 39 . Let us give thanks to the Lord our God. Almighty and eternal God: Here a Proper preface is sung on all Sundays. Therefore we praise you. People: Again. He lifts up his hands: Lift up d z z a k kkkkk kk j your hearts. Priest: People: d z a kk kk j We lift z kk kk j to the Lord. always and everywhere give thanks to you. that we. spir .it. them He joins his hands together and bows: d z a kkkkkkk kkk kk kkkkk k j Priest: d z z z a kkk kkk k kkkk j It is meet and right so to do. holy Father. O Lord.d z a k k k kkk k j Priest: People: d z a k k k k kk k j And with your The Lord be with you. and as appointed.

40 . reverently. j k k k k k k k hea ven and earth ff k k k k fk k fk j a are fu ll k fk k k k k k k j of your glo . j j j ff k k k k k k k j a Bless ed is he k k k k fk k fj who comes ff k k k k k k k a in the name of j k k j Ho . kkkj Ho-san .ry. kkj ho .san k k fk j na the L ord. ff k k k a in kj j kkkkj the high - kkj est. k fk k k k k k j God k j j j ff k k k k j a of Sa - k k ba - j oth. who forever sing this glory of your Name: The Deacon goes up to the right and the Subdeacon to the left of the Priest and bow deeply for the Sanctus. j The Church now stands attentively.ly. People: Missa de Angelis: Sanctus Sanctus VI bbb Ho f af k k k k k k j ly. as the Priest leads The People in the celebration of the most sacred part of the Liturgy. j kkkkj ho - kkj j ly f a f k k k fk k fk k j Lo rd.na ff a k in k k the k j high k - k j est.company of hymn to proclaim the heaven.

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therefore. prays briefly. protection. and unity throughout the whole world with your servants: Kyril. The priest extends his hands keeping his thumbs and forefingers joined.The Anaphora of our Father among the Saints. He stretches out his hands: We offer them on behalf of your holy catholic Church: watch over her. guide her and grant her peace. knowing how firmly we believe in you and dedicate ourselves to you. 42 . with hands outstretched continues: We offer to you this sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving for ourselves and for all those who are dear to us. places his left hand on his breast. Remember. we humbly pray through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord He joins his hands. gather her. To you. He joins his hands. our Patriarch. blessing the offering: that you accept and bless  these pure and holy gifts which we offer to you in sacrifice. Gregory Thurifer & four acolytes-torches stand facing the altar inside the altar rail. and your servants standing here around your altar. your faithful people. Hilarion our Metropolitan and Bishop and all Orthodox believers who hold the Catholic and Apostolic faith. most gracious Father. then. Lord.

Peter. James. Thomas. Bartholomew. ___________________________________________________________ PROPER FORMS OF THE COMMUNCANTES On the Nativity of the Lord and throughout the Octave In communion with the whole Church. Laurence. Cosmas and Damian. for our well being and redemption and for those whose faith and devotion are known to you alone. Clement.] [Blessed N.]. and also your blessed apostles and martyrs Peter. Cornelius. we venerate first the glorious and ever virgin Mary. …and all your saints whose prayers gain for us your constant help and protection. Paul. Linus. Jesus Christ. John. and celebrating the most sacred night [day] on which blessed Mary the most pure virgin brought forth the Savior for this world. and Thaddaeus. we venerate above all others the memory of that same glorious ever-Virgin Mary. and Thaddaeus. Mother of our Lord and God. Paul. Andrew [ James. Matthew. Cyprian. Matthew. Andrew [ James. Chrysogonus. James. Philip. Mother of our Lord and God. Communicantes (Proper Communicantes are below) In communion with the whole Church. John. Cletus. Jesus Christ. Simon. Thomas. Bartholomew. John and Paul. Philip. Linus. 43 . Simon. and also your blessed apostles and martyrs.We pray to you our living and true God. Sixtus.

On the Epiphany of the Lord In communion with the whole Church. appeared in a human body. Cletus. John and Paul. Cosmas and Damian. Cyprian. Clement. Linus.] and all your saints whose prayers gain for us your constant help and protection. Cyprian. and celebrating the most sacred day on which your Only-begotten Son. Laurence. Bartholomew. Laurence. Sixtus. Jesus Christ. eternal with you in your glory. Chrysogonus. John. Andrew [ James. Sixtus. John 44 . Linus. Thomas. James. Matthew. Paul. we venerate first the glorious and ever-Virgin Mary. and also your blessed apostles and martyrs. Cornelius. and Thaddaeus. and celebrating the most sacred night [day] of the Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ in the flesh.Cletus. James. Laurence. Peter. Mother of our Lord and God. John. Cyprian. Cornelius. Thomas. John and Paul. Paul. Sixtus. Matthew. Jesus Christ. Clement.] and all your saints whose prayers gain for us your constant help and protection. Simon. From the Paschal Vigil until the Second Sunday of Easter: In communion with the whole Church. Cletus. Peter. Philip. truly sharing our flesh. Philip. Chrysogonus. Andrew [ James. we venerate first the glorious and ever virgin Mary. Mother of our Lord and God. Simon. Cornelius. Bartholomew. and Thaddaeus. Cosmas and Damian. Chrysogonus. and also your blessed apostles and martyrs. Clement.

Cyprian. Philip. and Thaddaeus. which he had united to himself. John.] and all your saints whose prayers gain for us your constant help and protection. John and Paul. Bartholomew. Chrysogonus. set at the right hand of your glory our weak human nature. on which the Holy Spirit appeared to the Apostles in tongues of fire. Simon. James. Cletus. James. John. On Pentecost Sunday In communion with the whole Church. Laurence. and also your blessed apostles and martyrs. ___________________________________________________________ 45 . Cornelius. Cosmas and Damian. John and Paul. Thomas. Simon. Matthew. Andrew [ James. Matthew. Paul. Chrysogonus. Clement. and celebrating the most sacred day of Pentecost. Peter. Paul. Cornelius. and also your blessed apostles and martyrs. Laurence. Jesus Christ. Sixtus. Cletus. Sixtus.and Paul. our Lord. Cosmas and Damian. and Thaddaeus. Andrew [ James.] and all your saints whose prayers gain for us your constant help and protection. Bartholomew. we venerate first the glorious and ever-Virgin Mary. Clement. Thomas. On the Ascension of the Lord In communion with the whole Church. Peter. Cosmas and Damian. Linus.] and all your saints whose prayers gain for us your constant help and protection. Philip. Mother of our Lord and God. we venerate first the glorious and ever-Virgin Mary. Cyprian. Linus. Mother of our Lord and God. and celebrating the most sacred day on which your Only-begotten Son. Jesus Christ.

and number us among those you have chosen. granting them forgiveness of all their sins. Order our days in your peace. we humbly ask that you accept this offering of our service and that of your whole family. save us from eternal damnation. blessing the offering: Bless  and approve our offering. He joins his hands. 46 . make it acceptable to you. save us from eternal damnation. Order our days in your peace. By the power of the Holy Spirit.) From the Vigil of Pascha to the Second Sunday of Pascha: offering Father. places his left hand on his breast. and number us among those you have chosen. O Father. especially those whom you have been pleased to give the new birth of water and the Holy Spirit.He extends his hands forward over the offerings before him saying: b Father. (through Christ our Lord. we humbly ask that you accept this of our service and that of your whole family.

our Lord Jesus Christ took bread into his holy and venerable hands. in a like manner. saying. saying: He bows and sings the following words slowly: b "Take." He pauses for a moment then replaces the paten. to you his almighty God and Father. After supper. broke the bread. he took the cup into his holy and venerable hands. The Deacon removes the purificator and pall The Priest joins his hands and prays: b On the day before his suffering and death. eat: This is my Body. which is given for you. (pause) said the blessing. and gave it to his disciples. he gave thanks to you. He lifts the chalice slightly. He lifts the paten with the Lamb slightly. our Lord. your only Son. gave the cup to his disciples. and with eyes lifted up to heaven.let it become for us the  body and  blood of Jesus Christ. and when he again had given thanks. He bows and sings the following words slowly: 47 . (pause) said the blessing.

" The Deacon steps forward and replaces the purificator and pall. The Blood of the new and eternal covenant. the sacrifice of Abraham. we celebrate the remembrance of Christ your Son: We. which shall be shed for you and for many for the forgiveness of sins."Take this all of you. our father in faith. The Priest stretches out his hands keeping his thumbs and forefingers joined. this perfect and pure sacrifice: the holy bread of life and the chalice of eternal salvation. and drink of it: This is my Blood. your servants and your holy people. and accept them as once you accepted the gifts of your just servant Abel. the God of glory and majesty. Do this for the remembrance of me. until he comes again in glory. from the many gifts you have given us. places his left hand on his breast. 48 b . Look with favor upon these offerings. He joins his hands. Father. and his ascension. and signs himself. and the bread and wine offered by your high priest Melchisedech. We offer to you. call to mind his passion. He pauses for a moment then replaces the chalice. his resurrection from the dead.

 fill us with every grace and heavenly blessing.Father. we humbly pray b that these Gifts be carried by the hands of your Holy Angel. as we receive from this altar the Sacred Body and Blood of your Son. and who rest in the "sleep of peace.) He joins his hands . then. He extends his hands keeping his thumbs and forefingers joined Remember. (through Christ our Lord. b and upon these offerings: make this bread the  Body of your Christ. Lord. He stands upright. places his left hand on his breast and signs himself." 49 . He crosses his arms on his chest touching his shoulders with his fingers and all bowing profoundly he prays: Almighty God. those who have died and have gone before us sealed with the sign of faith. to your altar on high in the presence of your Divine Majesty. being changed  by that same Holy Spirit. we pray that you send down your Holy Spirit upon us  and blesses the offering. and the wine within this cup the precious  Blood of Christ.

also. continues Let these. Perpetua. crossing his arms. refreshment. we beg you. Through whom. you bless them and bestow them on us. Marcellinus. Do not consider what we truly deserve.) To us. Barnabas [Ignatius. Anastasia] …and all your saints. you unceasingly create all these good things. into their company He joins his hands. who hope in your abundant mercies.He joins his hands. Alexander. and peace. Though we are sinners. then. (through Christ our Lord. sanctifying them. Stephen. The Deacon and Subdeacon step up beside the Priest at the altar. Agnes. Agatha. He lifts the chalice and paten eye level. Cecilia. O Father. graciously grant that we may share in the fellowship of your holy apostles and martyrs: with John the Baptist. and filling them with life. Peter. we trust in your love and mercy. through Jesus Christ our Lord. but grant us your forgiveness and admit us. with hands outstretched. your sinful servants. Lucy. and all who rest in Christ. prays briefly. Felicity. find in your Presence light. The Deacon removes the pall. and sings: 50 . Matthias.

The Breaking of The Bread He stretches out his hands.ty with the Ho -ly Spir -it.i . Then the Deacon and Subdeacon return to their places at the altar step with the Deacon on the Epistle Side and the Subdeacon the Gospel Side.ther. The Priest replaces the Holy Mysteries.ry and z k k k k k k k k k z Al migh . k k k k all glo . keeping his thumbs and forefingers joined.ty Fa . and in him.ges. The Four torchbearers retire to the sacristy replace their torches and return at the Agnus Dei for communion.d a k a d z z k k k k kkkkk k kkk k k k kkkk z z k k k hon . in un . Priest: Let us pray: 51 . and with him.or Through him. A .men is yours. the Deacon replaces the pall. d a kkkk kkkkkk k kk z z z for all a-ges of a . and the three Sacred Ministers bow deeply.

hal-low -ed be Thy name. k k ff k k k k k a And lead us not in . ff k a dai .ly bread tres .es k our ff k k k a ff k a k k as we for give those who tres-pass a-gainst us.ly formed words. Thy king-dom come. The priest joins his hands and prays: 52 .struc . k k k us j k our k kkkkk k k k k k k k k k k j k ff k a Thy will be done on earth as it Give and us this day for .tion Copyright © 2003 <Name> All Rights Reserved k k k kk j but de-liv-er us from e .cepts.ted sav .to temp .pass .vine.ving been taught these di .ther.ing pre .give is in hea-ven. we dare to say: ff k a k k j j k k k k k j k j j j j j j k j j ff k k k k k k k k a ff k a k k j k k k k k k j j Our Fa . k k k kk f af k k k k j All: and ha.ta .ven. who art in hea .vil.Introduction to Pater Noster f af k f af k k k <Name> k k k k k by k your k k k k k k j j In .

through your merciful help keep us always free from sin and safe from all disquietude: through Jesus Christ your Son. People: And with your spirit. 53 . and of all the saints. of your blessed apostles Peter and Paul. Priest (silently)O Lord Jesus Christ. and to come. The Priest here may say the seasonal blessings over the people turning to his right with his back to the Gospel side and ending with this blessing: Priest: The  Peace of The Lord be always with you. from all evils: past.Deliver us. People: Amen. but the faith of your Church and grant us the peace and unity of your kingdom where you live for all ages of ages. and by the prayers of Blessed Mary ever Virgin. for all ages of ages. present. By ancient custom he places a small particle into the chalice as a sign of unity with the Bishop saying: May this mingling of the Body and Blood of Our Lord Jesus Christ bring eternal life to us who receive it. our Lord who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit. one God. graciously give us peace in our days. O God. The Deacon removes the pall and the priest breaks the Bread. Mother of God. my peace I give to you” regard not my sins. The Deacon and Subdeacon approach the altar. you said to your apostles “Peace I leave you. of Andrew.

Agnus Dei VI f af k j Lamb kkkkj of God. j j ff k a who k takes k k k k a - way the k k sins k k k k of the world: ff k k k k k fk k k k k j a grant us j peace. ff k a who k takes k k k k k k k k k k a . I believe also. God. O Lord and I confess that you are truly the Christ. Anthony J Bondi. The Son of the living God.way the sins of the k k kkkk k k kkkk j kkkkkkk j Lamb of world: f a f k k k k k fk k k k k k k j have mer cy on us.way the sins of the j world: ff k k k k k fk k k k k k k j a have mer cy on us. People: I believe. kj Lamb kkkkj of God. of whom I am the greatest. holds the Paten and Chalice and says: Priest: Behold the Lamb of God! Behold Him who takes away the sin of the world! People: Lord I am not worthy that you should come under my roof. and my soul shall be healed. j who takes a . that this which I am about to receive 54 Copyright ©2001 by Fr. The Priest turns to the faithful. who came into the world to save sinners. The Deacon and Subdeacon turn toward each other. Say but the word. Jr All RightsRe rve se d .

And grant that I may partake of your Holy Mysteries without condemnation for the forgiveness of all my sins and for life everlasting.is truly your most pure Body and life-giving Blood. O Lord. turn to my judgment or condemnation. may the partaking of your Holy Mysteries be not to my judgment or condemnation. though unworthy. committed in knowledge or in ignorance. when you come into your kingdom. have mercy on me and forgive my transgressions. or. but like the thief. and with hands joined or crossed upon his breast. I pray. but for the healing of my soul and body. O Lord. nor will I give you a kiss as did Judas. for I will not reveal the Mystery to your enemies. will I say:  Remember me. inclining before the altar. O Son of God accept me this day as a partaker of Your Mystical Supper. O Lord Jesus Christ which I. in word and deed. may pray silently: Let not the partaking of your Body and Blood. presume to receive. The priest may pray the above with the people. he takes the Sacred Body saying: 55 . both voluntary and involuntary. Wherefore. Standing erect. but of your goodness may it be for me protection and healing of my soul and body.

Inclining. acolytes. and people. in your midst O Jerusalem. People: Amen.I will take the Bread of Heaven and call on the Name of the Lord: May the Body of Our Lord Jesus Christ preserve my body and soul to everlasting life. He then communicates the Sacred Ministers. he receives the Sacred Blood from the chalice. Inclining. he takes the chalice saying: What shall I render to the Lord for all his blessings to me? I will take up the Cup of Salvation and call on the Name of the Lord. the clergy. During the administration of the Sacrament the Communion Chant and the following psalm or a hymn may be sung. The Priest then communicates each person saying: Priest: The Body and Blood of Our Lord Jesus Christ preserve your body and soul N. May the Blood of Our Lord Jesus Christ preserve my body and soul to everlasting life. I will pay my vows to the Lord in the presence of all his people. he receives. in the courts of the house of our God. standing up again. Antiphon: 56 . Psalm 34 Benedicam Dominum. to life everlasting.

- n s s s s s s s k k k k k k kk k 3 Proclaim with me the greatness of the LORD. * but those who seek the LORD lack nothing that is good. * and he will deliver them. I will glory in theL O RD .ak j Verses: kj k j O taste and see the good .*his praiseshall ev-er be in my mouth. 8 Taste and see that the LORD is good. Antiphon 7 The angel of the LORD encompasses those who fear him. * let us exalt his Name together. and he answered me * and delivered me out of all my terror.ness of k k k k kk k j s s k ok k the Lord. you that are his saints. * happy are they who trust in him! Antiphon 9 Fear the LORD. 6 I called in my affliction and the LORD heard me * and saved me from all my troubles. * and let not your faces be ashamed. * for those who fear him lack nothing. 10 The young lions lack and suffer hunger. Antiphon 5 Look upon him and be radiant. Antiphon 57 . 4 I sought the LORD.*let thehumble hearand re-joice. j kn s s s s s s s ak k k kk k k s s s ss s ak k k kk k k s ssss s k kkkk kk A t all timesI will blessthe L ORD .

Amen. may be our healing for eternity. that what has been given to us in time. children. God. * seek peace and pursue it. Then the Deacon.11 Come. The acolyte places the missal on the Epistle Side. O Lord. O Lord. and grant that no stain of sin remain in me. Antiphon The Priest may reserve some of the Sacrament for the sick. 12 Who among you loves life * and desires long life to enjoy prosperity? Antiphon 13 Keep your tongue from evil-speaking * and your lips from lying words. saying: What has passed our lips as food. All silently reflect on the reception of The Holy Mysteries. * I will teach you the fear of the LORD. assisted by the Subdeacon or Minister. The Postcommunion Prayer: Collect He extends his hands singing: 58 The Third . and cleanses the vessels. having been fed with these pure and holy Mysteries. 14 Turn from evil and do good. consumes the rest of the Sacrament. now and ever and for all ages of ages. and listen to me. let us possess with purity of heart. Who lives and reigns with the Father and the Holy Spirit. Let your Body and Blood which I have received permeate my heart. He then purifies his fingers. removes the vessels to the credence table and.

through Jesus Christ our Lord. unworthy. O Holy Trinity. People: And with your spirit. have offered before the eyes of your majesty. extends his hands.Priest: The Lord be with you. Amen He then turns. and sings: d a k k k k k The d Lord be with you. He joins his hands Priest: Let us pray: He sings the Prayer with hands extended. People: Amen. and grant that the sacrifice which I. and through your mercy obtain your gracious favor for me and for all whom I have offered it. People: If a Bishop is present: s 59 . a k k k k k And with your spir -it. He then inclines once more in the midst and prays quietly: Let this my bounden duty and service be pleasing to You. may be acceptable to You.

Bishop: The Blessing of God Almighty:  The Father. ______________________________________________________ Priest: The Blessing of God Almighty:  the Father. People: The maker of heaven and earth.Deacon: Bow down your heads before the Lord. and the Holy Spirit. crossing his head and breast sings: Bishop: Blessed be the Name of the Lord. descend upon you and remain with you forever. One of the following is used: Deacon: Depart (Go) in peace! (alleluia. and the Holy Spirit. Bishop: Our help is in the Name of the Lord. People: Amen. the Son. People: Now and forever. the Son. descend upon you and remain with you forever. alleluia) ! People: Thanks be to God! (alleluia. If a Bishop is present he takes his crosier faces the altar and. alleluia) ! 60 . People: Amen. He turns to the people.

alleluia!) ! HYMNS TO THE MOTHER OF GOD The appropriate hymn to the Mother of God for the season is sung.If the Gloria was not sung: Deacon: Let us bless the Lord! (Alleluia. alleluia)! People: Thanks be to God! (Alleluia. Alma Redemptoris Mater 61 . From the First Sunday in Advent through the Purification.

Through the same Christ our Lord.a .mained akkkkkk k k re . rise once more.ful "A ve!" from Ga -briel's lips ak k kkk j Be mer-ci . we beseech you O Lord your grace into our hearts: that we. You who brought forth your ho .ior. yet re .a k k k k k k k k ak k kkk j and star of the sea. to whom the Incarnation of your Son Jesus Christ was made known by the message of an angel.tion wond . j k k k k j O lov . The Angel of the Lord announced to Mary.a -tor. be brought to the glory of His resurrection. by His passion and Cross. a k k k k k k j k all cre . In Advent: V. Amen.ther of our Sav . R.er Vir .ing j k kkkkkkk j that joy .er . Priest: Pour forth. 62 .ly Cre .en k kk k k k j Hast-en to aid your peo-ple kk k k j who though fall-en ak kkk k strive to j k k k k k k k k kk kk j k k k k k j ev .gin.ceiv .ing Mo .ing. And she conceived by the Holy Spirit. pure gate of heav .ful j to kk j j us sin -ners.

After the Purification through Wednesday of Holy Week. R.At I Vespers of the Nativity of our Lord and thence forward: V. we beseech You. O God. that we know the help of her intercession. O Mother of God. Jesus Christ Your Son our Lord. Intercede for us. After childbearing you remained a pure virgin. 63 . Amen. Who by the fruitful virginity of blessed Mary has bestowed upon mankind the reward of eternal salvation : Grant. R. through whom we have been accounted worthy to receive the Author of our life. Let us pray.

per om . tal.gels k ve Sav - k ra ing - k dix.o .co .sa: Love-ly be-yond o-ther wo-men.come. j Et pro no . Amen.le.do lux est or . through the aid of her intercession. A . From Easter through Saturday in the Octave of Pentecost.ri-ous Vir-gin.rum. rise again from our sins. Ex qua mun .ful maid .lo. Fare-well. Re .gi . k k k k k k j k k k k k k kk k j Gau .o .o . And pray for us to Christ our Sav .en of Hea . most beau -ti . O glo . O merciful God.come. O La. Do . 64 .af k af af k af af k k k k k k j k Sal O - k k k k kk k k j k ve ing A .nes spe-ci . Give me strength against your enemies. Vir-go glo. Through the same Christ our Lord.na cae . R.lo .ve.ra. Wel .dy of the An .na an.ven.ior.en.sa.ri . k Sal Sav k por Por - j ta. Grant that I may praise thee. protection in our weakness: that we who celebrate the memory of the holy Mother of God. O val .de de. Let us pray. k k k k k k k j k k kkkj k k k j k k k kk kkj z Su .ve.ra.bis Chri -stum ex .ta: From whom comes the Light Im-mor -tal. R. V. Grant us. Root. Re-joice. O Que .mi .rum: Wel .ge .de. Va . O holy Virgin.

Alleluia! R.le.le. H as a .bis Deum. 65 .sen as H e fore.sur. attain the joys of everlasting life.lu . Alleluia! Let us pray.Regina Caeli s ss s s s s f k k k k k kk k kk k k k k k k k k k k k k s s s s a t t t t t t Re . al .li. we pray.re. that we.xit. being helped by the prayers of the Virgin Mary.it. re.ia.lu .sti por-ta'. Traditional s s k k k k k k k k kkk k k k k k kk k ss ss s s s s af k k k k t t t t t t t t al . O Queen of heaven. Rejoice and be glad O Virgin Mary.joice. His Mother. al . ss af kk k k al-le-lu-ia al-le-lu-ia V. For the Lord is risen indeed.ia.ut dix' .ia. R. O . Through the same Christ our Lord. sic .ru . by the resurrection of Your Son Jesus Christ.ia. al-le-lu-ia: Qui . you give gladness to the world : Grant.ri . al-le-lu-ia: For H e.lu . al .na Cae.re'. Amen.le.le.a quem me .ra pro no'. Re.lu .told. O pray for us to God. O God. w homyou w erew or-thy to car-ry. lae-ta re.gi .i .

and Lord. then. Ad te. sus .ia Ah.mens.ile.se .cy.gi .ta dul .um os .ten . k k k k k j k k k k ge .mus.men . daugh .ra . be . O Vir-gin M a .stra.ma .et.tes we mourn.cate no .tum your Son. ven . k k k k k j k k j k E . we grieve. you. sal our life.eign land ve.vo .les. And Je .li .si .bis post hoc ex .sus k tum womb's k k k - j i. Vir-go M a-ri .los ad nos con-ver .le.vo .cis swe .su .tris tu most bless . our com .a.go. gen .mus.ing.ri . moth .se . er .ne . show him to us when we com . a k k k j a k a k a a a a k aj O O 66 Vi . k k k k k ex . H ail. k k kk z zk k k k k k k k k k kk k j k k k k k fruc your - k kk j Et Je . Ad .pi . we sigh in hac la .ma .cri . k k kk k j .di . a k k k k j k k k k k k k j Sal .ry.do et spes no . we greet j k k k k k k j k k k k k z j k j k k k k k k k j Ad te cla .ed no .ter and queen mi .na.ce .ters cry to you. so full of fear.dic .vae. Eve's sons and fi .ae: of ten .li .tle. z k k k k k k k kkk z j O O j j O O kk j cle .From the Feast of the Most Holy Trinity through the Saturday before Advent.r .des o . j kkkkk k j pi . so full of mer .er ma . from this tear .cor . and guide.los tu-os mi .ca . il .rum val .ry. and our hope.a. our help.ve Re .journ.te.cy.i H e . fruit.tes et flen .de.ta our ad .der me . From this for .ri .stra.fort.ful vale of ex .cu . M a . So lost.plete our so . turn now to us thegaze of your all -lov -ing eyes.cor. kkj kk k j dul . lov .sum.

sed is the fru . O holy Mother of God. A -men V.li mo e .y for us sin to ri .sus. s s s s a k k k k k M a .ne . ry! s s s s s k kkkkk ple .tu Blest in .ther of God s s s s s s s s s s s s k k k k k k k k k k k k k z o .dic.i. men.ra mor -tis nos . gra .i Je .ca Pra .tus fruc.mi . R.trae. A -men the hour of .su.na.cum. At any season throughout the year. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.nus te .a.ter De .our death.dic . s s ss s s s ssss s a k k kkk k k k kkkk k k k nunc et in now. R. Let us pray.ce. Sanc.il M a a.y. .ll of s s s a k k k s k k s s s s s s s s k k k k k k k k k in a mu . Je . by the co-operation of the Holy Spirit.ta . s s s s s s k k k k k fk k a A . That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ. s s s s k k k k k Do .bus. Almighty and everlasting God. we be delivered by her loving intercession from our present evils and from eternal death. Pray for us.ta M a. O holy Mother of God.a Fu .ra pro no .ne. and bles .ners. you prepared the body and soul of the glorious Virgin Mother of God to become a worthy habitation for your Son : Grant that as we rejoice in her commemoration.ri . and at ho .it of your wo -mb. The Lord is with you! gra .tus ven. M o .tris tu .ti .deed are you s s s s s s s s s s s s sssss a k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k kk t t et be .ly M ar .V.bis pec . Pray for us.ve M a .ri Ha .ri ng wo bus. R. 67 . be . Amen. H o .

we beseech you O Lord your grace into our hearts: that we. Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen. the Subdeacon holding the aspergillum and the Deacon holding the tray stand before the priest saying: Deacon: 68 Father (Master) Bless! . be brought to the glory of His resurrection. to whom the Incarnation of your Son Jesus Christ was made known by the message of an angel. If Antidoron is to be blessed. by His passion and Cross.Priest: Pour forth.

and depart. And. our God and our hope! Glory to you! People: Almighty God. we your unworthy servants give you humble thanks for all your goodness and loving-kindness to us and to all whom you have made. 69 . take a portion. kiss the (cross and) Priest’s hand. as You did bless the five loaves in the wilderness: that all who partake of it receive health of both body and soul. and by walking before you in holiness and righteousness all our days. cover their heads. and of the Holy Spirit. not only with our lips. give us such an awareness of your mercies.  O Lord.Priest: Let us pray Bless. that with truly thankful hearts we may show forth your praise. Father of all mercies. The prayers of thanksgiving the following are said: Priest: Glory to you O Lord. for the means of grace. preservation. All approach. and return to their places. this creature of bread. by giving up ourselves to your service. The Deacon holds the tray of bread. but above all for your immeasurable love in the redemption of the world by our Lord Jesus Christ. and for the hope of glory. but in our lives. Deacon: Amen. Then the Sacred Ministers bow to the Altar. and of the Son. and all the blessings of this life. we pray. In the name of the Father. We bless you for our creation.

through Jesus Christ our Lord. and for all ages of ages. Amen. 70 . of the blessed Apostles Peter and Paul. we humbly pray. to whom. Amen O God. by the power of God. and do thou. now and ever. who has saved us. O prince of the heavenly hosts. be honor and glory. Amen. and by the intercession of the glorious and most pure Virgin Mary. thrust into hell Satan and all the other evil spirits who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls. look down with mercy upon the people who cry to You. Amen We have seen the true Light! We have received the heavenly Spirit! We have found the true Faith! Worshipping the undivided Trinity. only pure and blessed one. through Jesus Christ Our Lord. Saint Michael the Archangel defend us in battle! Be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the Devil. Mother of God. and of all the saints. but from danger deliver us. Sub Tuum Praesidium 250 AD This is the earliest found prayer to the Mother of God Under your mercy we take refuge. with you and the Holy Spirit. and for the freedom and peace of your Church. May God rebuke him. our refuge and our strength. O Holy Mother of God! Do not despise our prayers in necessities. in Your mercy and goodness hear our prayers for the conversion of unbelievers.

and to the Son. And by virtue of Your cross. is now and ever. Steadfast protectress of Christians. and to the Holy Spirit. constant advocate before the Creator: do not despise the cry of us sinners. * as it was in the beginning. Amen. In the name of the Lord. for you always protect those who honor you. People: Amen. Hasten to hear our petition and to intercede for us.O Lord save Your people and bless Your inheritance. Priest: Amen! Communion Rules: 71 . True Theotokos. May the Lord grant long life to him who blesses and sanctifies us. for all ages of ages. preserve your habitation. and more glorious beyond compare than the Seraphim: without losing your virginity you gave birth to God the Word. we magnify you. have mercy. Lord. O Theotokos. (3) Glory to the Father. Grant victory to Orthodox Christians over their Enemy. More honorable than the Cherubim. (Master) Father bless! The Priest pronounces the dismissal. but in your goodness come speedily to help us who call on you in faith.

Following the ancient tradition. fasting and Confession may receive The Holy Mysteries. only Baptized and Chrismated Christians who hold the Orthodox Faith and have duly prepared by prayer. 72 .