THE DIVINE LITURGY OF SARUM:
 

Usus Cascadae


AUTHORIZED FOR USE WITHIN
THE RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH OUTSIDE OF RUSSIA.
BY HIS GRACE ARCHBISHOP HILARION.

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THE VESTRY CHAPEL VESTING OFFICE

(The Deacon and Sub-Deacon having prepared the Sacrifice on the Preparation Altar in the Lady Chapel, return to the Vestry Chapel and assist the Priest to vest, supervising the Servers and ensuring that all is ready. The Priest and ministers shall vest during vesting the hymn:)


 Come Holy Ghost, our souls inspire,
And lighten with celestial fire.
Thou the anointing Spirit art,
Who dost Thy seven-fold gifts impart.

Thy blessed unction from above,
Is comfort, life and fire of love.
Enable with perpetual light;
The dulness of our blinded sight.

Anoint and cheer our soiled face
With the abundance of Thy grace.
Keep far our foes, give peace at home:
Where Thou art guide, no ill can come.

Teach us to know the Father, Son,
And Thee with both to be but One.
That through the ages, all along,
This may be our joyful song;

All praise to Thy eternal merit, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.


Priest:          Send forth Thy Spirit and they shall be made;
Ministers:    And Thou shalt renew the face of the earth.

(The Priest and ministers enter the transept in procession: At the Rood Screen they make a station, the Priest facing the Altar with raised hands intones:)



Priest:      Almighty God, unto Whom all hearts be open, all desires known, and from Whom no secrets are hid: Cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of Thy Holy Spirit, that we may perfectly love Thee, and worthily magnify Thy Holy Name; through Christ our Lord.  Amen.

THE PREPARATION

(Simultaneously, the choir sings the office and Psalm 51: is said by the Priest & ministers at the Quire Doors:)

I will go unto the Altar of God: Even unto the God of my joy and gladness.
Give sentence with me, O God, and defend my cause against the ungodly people: O deliver me from the deceitful and wicked man.
For Thou art the God of my strength, why hast Thou put me from Thee: And why go I so heavily, while the enemy oppresseth me ?
O send out Thy light and Thy truth: That they may lead me: and bring me unto Thy Holy Hill, and to Thy dwelling.
And that I may go unto the Altar of God, even unto the God of my joy and gladness: And upon the harp will I give thanks unto Thee, O God, my God.
Why art thou so heavy, O my soul: And why art thou so disquieted within me?
O put thy trust in God: For I will yet give Him thanks, which is the help of my countenance, and my God.
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son: And to the Holy Ghost.
As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be: World without end.  Amen.

(Then the Priest and ministers approach the Altar step, saying as they go;)

I will go unto the Altar of God: Even unto the God of my joy and gladness.

Lord have mercy
Christ have mercy
Lord have mercy



(At the Altar step; with the Deacon on his right and the Sub-Deacon on his left, standing abreast, let the Priest continue with joined hands intoning;)

Priest:     Our Father, Which art in Heaven, Hallowed be Thy Name, Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done, in earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive them that trespass against us;
Hail Mary, thou art highly favoured, the Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.

THE OFFICE

(Then shall the Office of the day be said:)

Priest:     And lead us not into temptation.
Ministers: But deliver us from evil.


Priest:     Confess unto the Lord, for He is gracious.
Ministers: For His mercy endureth forever.
Priest:     I confess to God Almighty, Father, Son and Holy Ghost, Blessed Mary, all the Saints, before the whole company of Heaven, and to you, that I have sinned exceedingly in thought, word and deed through my fault, my own fault, my own most grievous fault. Wherefore I pray Holy Mary, all the Saints of God and you, to pray for me.
Ministers: Almighty God have mercy upon you, forgive you your sins, deliver you from every evil; confirm and strength-en you in all goodness and bring you to everlasting life.
Priest:          Amen.
Ministers: I confess to God Almighty, Father, Son and Holy Ghost, Blessed Mary, all the Saints, before the whole company of Heaven, and to you, that I have sinned exceedingly in thought, word and deed, through my own fault, my own most grievous fault.  Wherefore I pray Holy Mary, all the Saints of God and you, to pray for me.
Priest:         Almighty God have mercy upon you, forgive you + your sins, deliver you from every evil; confirm and
strengthen you in all goodness and bring you to
everlasting life.



Priest:          The Almighty and merciful Lord grant unto you pardon, + absolution and remission of all your sins, time for true repentance and amendment of life and the grace and comfort of the Holy Ghost.


Ministers: Amen.


Priest:       Our help standeth in the Name of the Lord,
Ministers:  Who hath made Heaven and earth.
Priest:       Blessed be the Name of the Lord,
Ministers: From this time forth for evermore.
Priest:       Let us pray.

(Then the Priest gives the Kiss of Peace to the Deacon by taking his hands between his own, then to the Sub-Deacon, saying thus:)

Priest:      Receive the kiss of peace and love, that ye may be fit to perform the Divine Liturgy at the most holy Altar.

THE ASPERGES

(The Priest being at the midst of the Altar. Psalms shall be sung while the Deacon brings salt & water to the Priest to bless. He then sprinkles the Altar and the Sacred Ministers in order:)

ANTIPHON

Thou shalt purge me O Lord, with hyssop and I shall be clean,

Thou shalt wash me and I shall be whiter than snow.

Have mercy upon me O God, after Thy great goodness.

V:       And according to the multitude of Thy mercies, do away mine offences
R:       Thou shalt purge me O Lord, with hyssop, and I shall be clean.
V:       Glory be to the Father, and to the Son and to the Holy Ghost.
R:       As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

If the Litany is to be sung, the Thurifer, Taperers and Crucifer come to the centre, with the Ministers and all process around the church in the usual way for the singing of the Litany. There shall be a station at the entrance of the Rood Screen & a further station for the final words at the step of the Altar. If the Bidding Prayer is given, it shall be done at the Rood Screen, Psalms 67 Deus Misereatur & 130 De profundis may follow it, except in Trentals and the three days before Easter. It may be cut at the end of the Litany of the Saints.

CENSING THE ALTAR

When they have reached the Altar, The Priest shall kiss the Altar and bless the Sub Deacon with the Crucifer and Taperers who shall go to the Vestry Chapel and process in with the Gospel book, taking it to the Quire Lectern, during which the Choir shall sing the Hymn following and the Priest shall proceed with censing the Altar.

Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty!
Early in the morning, our song shall rise to Thee:

Holy, Holy, Holy! Merciful Almighty!
God in Three Persons, Holy Trinity!

Holy, Holy, Holy! Thrones and saints adore Thee,
Casting down their golden crowns about the crystal sea;

Cherubim and Seraphim, worshipping before Thee,
Which wert and art, Who ever more shall be.

Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty!
All Thy works now praise Thy Name in earth and sky and sea

Holy, Holy, Holy! Merciful Almighty!
God in Three Persons, Holy Trinity!


(The Priest at the midst of the Altar, secretly, inclined with joined hands)

Priest:       Let us pray.

Take away from us we beseech Thee O Lord, all our
sins, that we may be deemed worthy to enter the Holy
of Holies with pure minds. Through Jesus Christ Thine
only Son our Lord. Amen.


(Then let the Priest kiss the Altar in the midst and sign himself on the face:)
In the Name of the Father,
+ and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Amen.

(Then let the Deacon place incense in the thurible and say first to the Priest)

Deacon:       Bless.

Priest:       The Lord in Whose honour this incense is burnt, by Him be it blessed. In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, + and of the Holy Ghost.

The Deacon bringing the thurible, the Priest shall CENSE THE ALTAR, first on the right side, then in the midst and then on the left side. Then shall the Priest return the thurible to the Deacon who shall then cense the Priest. Then let the Priest kiss the text which the Sub-Deacon brings him. This done, the Priest and the ministers, standing in line, each upon his step, the Choir shall repeat the Office, after which shall be sung the Kyrie.

THE OFFICE

(The Office of the Day is repeated.)

KYRIE ELEISON.

(The Choir shall sing the Kyrie)

KYRIE, ELEISON
KYRIE, ELEISON
KYRIE, ELEISON
CHRISTE ELEISON
CHRISTE ELEISON
CHRISTE ELEISON
KYRIE, ELEISON
KYRIE, ELEISON
KYRIE, ELEISON


(The Priest and Ministers, having said the Office and the Kyrie, go to the sedilia and wait whilst the the Choir sings them. Then follows the Gloria in Excelsis, the Priest beginning it in the midst of the Altar, and then saying the rest privately with his Ministers on the right side.)

THE GLORIA

(The people standing in their places, all the people and ministers turn to the Altar and bow, and then shall the Priest intone:)

Priest:       GLORY BE TO GOD ON HIGH,
All:          And in earth peace, goodwill towards men. We praise Thee, we bless Thee, we (bow) worship Thee,
(arise) we glorify Thee, we give thanks to Thee for Thy great glory, O Lord God, Heavenly King, God the
Father Almighty. O Lord, the only-begotten Son Jesu Christ; O Lord God, Lamb of God, Son of the Father,
that takest away the sins of the world, have mercy upon us. Thou that takest away the sins of the world,
have mercy upon us. Thou that takest away the sins of the world, (bow) receive our prayer. (arise) Thou that
sittest at the right hand of God the Father, have mercy upon us. For Thou only art Holy; Thou only art
the Lord; Thou only O Christ, with the Holy Ghost art most high in the glory (bow) of God the Father.
(arise) Amen.

(After the Gloria, signing himself on the face, let the Priest turn to the people raising his arms a little, then say, with joined hands:)

Priest:       The Lord be with you.
R:              And with thy spirit.

(And then let the Priest turn again to the Altar and say:)


Priest:       Let us pray.

(Then shall he say the Collects for the day. )


THE COLLECTS OF THE DAY

(If there be any memorial, then, 'Let us pray' is said as before, only all the remaining Collects are said after it. The normal position of the Ministers is one behind the other each on their step; when the Priest turns then the Deacon does the same, but the Sub-Deacon bows and adjusts the Priest's chasuble. If a Bishop celebrates, all the Deacons and Sub-Deacons observe the same rule, with the principal Deacon and Sub-Deacon standing in the midst; nevertheless, the principal Sub-Deacon always adjusts the Celebrant's chasuble. All clergy are bound to stand at the Liturgy except while the Epistle, Gradual, Alleluia or Tract is chanted. On Double feasts, all must stand at the Alleluia and also at the Gradual, Alleluia etc. There may be up to seven Collects, but always be an uneven number.)

THE EPISTLE

(The Epistle is read by the Sub Deacon on certain days from the Pulpitum and on others from the Quire step at the entrance of the Screen.)

THE GRADUAL

(The Altar Book is moved to the north side of the Altar) Then shall the Gradual with Alleluia or Tract be sung by the cantors at the Quire Lectern or Pulpitum, joined by the Choir. This ended, the Sequence is said for the day, during which, the Deacon shall take the corporal from the burse, spread it in the middle of the Altar, cense the midst of the Altar only,)

THE HOLY GOSPEL

(Then shall the Deacon take the Gospel Book in his left hand and, the Priest, standing before the Altar, the Deacon bows to him and says:)

Deacon:         Bid a blessing.

Priest:         The Lord be in thy heart and thy mouth, that
thou mayest proclaim the Holy Gospel of God. In the
Name of the Father and of the Son, and of the Holy
Ghost. Amen.


(The Deacon then processes through the midst of the Quire, carrying the Text solemnly in his left hand, the Thurifer, Taperers and Sub-Deacon precede him, if it be a double feast: led by a Crucifer. At the Quire Lectern, the Sub-Deacon opposite him, the Taperers on either side of the Lectern, the Crucifer behind the Sub-Deacon, the Thurifer behind the Deacon. The Lectern and the Deacon are inclined towards the North. The Deacon begins, signing himself on forehead, mouth & chest, then the Book, with his thumb. The people and choir turn to the Altar bow, then turn to face the Gospel Book.)

Deacon:         The Lord be with you.

People:         And with thy spirit.

Deacon:         The sequence of the Holy Gospel is written in
the___Chapter of the Gospel according to Saint ___,
beginning at the ___Verse.


People:         Glory be to Thee, O Lord

(The Ministers being returned from the Pulpitum to the Altar, let the Deacon give the Priest the Book to kiss, standing at his right hand, the Sub-Deacon ministering to the Deacon and the Acolyte to the Sub-Deacon. The Priest, standing in the midst of the Altar, begins the Creed.)

THE CREED

(The people and ministers face the Altar bow, and join in the Creed.)

Priest:    I BELIEVE IN ONE GOD,
All:          The Father Almighty, maker of Heaven and earth, and of all things visible and invisible.  And in  one Lord  bow Jesus Christ,  arise   the only-begotten Son of God. Begotten of His Father before all worlds.  God of God, Light of Light, very God of very God.  Begotten, not made, being of one essence with the Father:  By Whom all things were made.
Who for us men, and for our salvation came down from Heaven,  bow and was incarnate by the Holy Ghost of the Virgin Mary, and was made man, and was crucified also for us: under Pontius Pilate, He suffered and was buried. arise And the third day He rose again, according to the Scriptures.  And ascended into Heaven: And sitteth on the right hand of the Father.  And He shall come again with glory to judge both the quick and the dead: Whose Kingdom shall have no end. And I believe in the Holy Ghost, the Lord, the giver of life: Who proceedeth from the Father. Who with the Father and the bow Son arise together is worshipped and glorified,  Who spake by the Prophets. And I believe one, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church. I acknowledge one Baptism for the remission of sins.  And I look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come.  Amen.

THE OFFERTORY PROCESSION

(The Deacon, Sub-Deacon, Thurifer and Taperers go to the Preparation Chapel and bring the Sacrifice in procession out through the chapel door, through the Rood Screen to the Credence. During which, the Choir sings the Offertory and the Cherubic Hymn.)

Priest:    The Lord be with you.
People:   And with thy spirit.
Priest:    Let us pray.

THE CHERUBIC HYMN

Let all mortal flesh keep silence
And with fear and trembling stand;
Ponder nothing earthly minded,
For with blessing in His hand;
Christ our God to earth descendeth,
Our full homage to command.

King of Kings, yet born of Mary,
As of old on earth He stood,
Lord of Lords, in human vesture,
In the Body and the Blood,
He will give to all the Faithful
His own self for Heavenly food.

Rank on rank the Host of Heaven,
Spreads its vanguard on the way,
As the Light of Lights descendeth
From the realm of endless day,
That the powers of hell may vanish
As the darkness clears away.

At His feet the six-winged Seraphs,
Cherubim with sleepless eye,
Veil their faces to the Presence,
As with ceaseless voice they cry
Alleluia, Alleluia,
Alleluia, Lord most High.


(The Deacon brings the Chalice and Paten containing the Sacrifice from the Credence, the Paten first, then the Chalice to the Priest. The Priest then places them carefully in the midst of the Altar and, inclining himself, raises both, and offers the Sacrifice to the Lord, saying:)

Priest:       Receive O Holy Trinity, this oblation which I, an unworthy sinner, offer in Thine honour, Blessed Mary's, and all Thy Saints, for my sins and offences; for the salvation of the living and the repose of all the faithful departed. In the Name of the Father, + and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, let this Sacrifice be acceptable to Almighty God.

(Then he replaces the Chalice placing the Great Paten before the Chalice and covers them, kisses the small Paten and places it to the right of the Sacrifice, under the corporas. Then he takes the censer from the Deacon and censes the Sacrifice thrice: the sign of the Cross above, thrice round, once on each side; and thrice between himself and the Altar as he censes, saying:)

Priest:     Let my prayer, O Lord, be set forth in Thy sight as the incense.

(After this, the Priest is censed by the Deacon and the Sub-Deacon brings him the Text to kiss. Then the Thurifer censes the Choir, beginning with the Rulers, the upper grade of the Dean's side, beginning with the Dean; then the upper grade of the Precentor's side; in like manner the second and first grades, bowing to each of the Clergy as he censes them, the Sub-Deacon following with the Text for each to kiss. This done, let the Priest go to the south side of the Altar and let the Acolyte bring water, bowl and towel for the Priest to wash his hands saying:)

Priest:     Cleanse me, O Lord, from all pollution of mind and body, that I may in purity perform the holy work of the Lord.

(Let the Deacon cense the Altar on the North side and the relics in order. Then the Priest amidst the Altar, the ministers on their steps. Then with joined hands, let the Priest secretly say this prayer:)

Priest:     In the spirit of humility and with contrite heart let us be accepted of Thee, O Lord and let our Sacrifice be in such wise in Thy sight that it may be accepted of Thee this day, and please Thee O Lord our God.

(Then, kissing the Altar to the right of the Sacrifice let him give the blessing over it afterwards, signing himself and say:)

Priest:     In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, + and of the Holy Ghost. Amen.

(Then shall the Priest turn to the people bow profoundly and say,)

Priest:     Pray, brethren, for me that this my Sacrifice, which is also equally yours, may be accepted by our Lord God.

People:     The grace of the Holy Spirit enlighten thy heart and lips, and the Lord graciously accept this sacrifice of praise, at thy hands, for our sins and our offences.

(At Requiems, Anniversaries and Trentals:)

Choir:     Do Thou receive them for the souls whose memory we keep this day; make them, O Lord, pass from death unto life.

Priest:     In the spirit of humility, Brethren and sisters, pray or the faithful departed.

Deacon:     Grant them eternal rest O Lord, and let Thy light perpetual shine upon them, which of old time Thou didst promise to Abraham and his seed.

THE SECRETS

(Then turning to the Altar, let the Priest say the Secrets in number according to the Collects, ending them with: world without end. Amen.)

(Every Priest has a duty to give Communion only to those whom he knows to be Baptised, Chrismated, Orthodox Christians. No person who has not been Baptised and Chrismated in the Orthodox Church of God may receive the Holy Communion of the Body and Blood of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. An Orthodox person who has not confessed his offences to a Priest, and received Absolution, should not receive the Holy Communion of the Body and Blood of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. The following part of the Divine Liturgy after the Sursum Corda, is the Canon. This is the most solemn part of the Liturgy, including the Institution, Anamnesis, Epiclesis, Consecration, Fraction and Fusion. In ancient times it was called 'the most dangerous prayer' for the reason that during it, the Priest and people must not allow themselves to be distracted.)

(Let the Deacon give the the small Paten, under the Offertory Veil, to the Sub-Deacon and him to the Acolyte to hold until the end of Our Father. (except at Requiems) standing behind the Sub-Deacon. The people kneel until the Peace except from Easter to Trinity I.)

(Then shall the Priest turn to the people and say:)

___________________
 
 


THE SURSUM CORDA

Priest:     The Lord be with you.
R:            And with thy spirit.
V:            Lift up your hearts.
R:            We lift them up unto the Lord.
V:            Let us give thanks unto our Lord God.
R:            It is meet and right so to do.

(Then shall the Priest turn to the Altar and continue:)

Priest:            It is very meet, right, and our bounden duty, that we should at all times, and in all places, give thanks unto Thee, O Lord, Holy Father, Almighty, Everlasting God;

Here shall follow the Proper Preface of the season or if none be set, this following:

Through Jesus Christ our Lord; by Whom the Angels praise Thy Majesty, Dominions adore Thee, Powers tremble, the Heavens and Heavenly Hosts and the Blessed Seraphim join with one glad voice, extolling Thee. Together with whom we pray Thee suffer our voices to have entrance, humbly confessing Thee and saying;

And continuing;

Therefore with Angels and Archangels, and with thrones and dominions and with all the company of the Heavenly Host, we laud and magnify Thy glorious Name; evermore praising Thee, and saying:

Choir:                Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God of hosts, Heaven and earth are full of Thy glory: Glory be to Thee, O Lord most High.

(The Priest raises his arms, joins his hands and he alone intones.)


Priest:         Blessed + is He that cometh in the Name of the Lord.


Choir:                Hosanna in the highest.



THE CONSECRATION

(The Deacon uncovers the Chalice and Great Paten, and
the Priest standing in the midst of the Altar, with
joined hands and with uplifted eyes shall begin the
Consecration saying:)


Priest:    Wherefore O Most merciful Father, we humbly beseech Thee through Jesus Christ, Thy Son our Lord, that Thou wouldst accept and bless

(here the Priest shall kiss Altar to the right of the Sacrifice and make three Crosses over the Chalice and Paten then raise his hands to continue:)

these gifts + these offerings + these holy + undefiled Sacrifices which we offer unto Thee firstly on behalf of Thy Holy Catholic Church, to which do Thou deign to grant peace, guard, unite and govern throughout the world, together with Thy servants our Metropolitan our Bishop, Elizabeth our Queen, and all the Orthodox who maintain the Catholic and Apostolic Faith.

Remember Lord, all Thy servants and hand-maids, In praying for whom a due order of charity ought to be observed. Let the Priest pray five times: First for himself, secondly for his father and mother, carnal and spiritual, and other kin; thirdly for special friends, his Parishioners and others, fourthly for all present; fifthly for all Christian people; and here the Priest may commend all his friends to God: With the caution however, that there should be not an unseemly pause both for fear of distraction of mind and of suggestions which may be made by evil angels as well as other dangers.

And this congregation here present, whose faith and devotion is known to Thee; on whose behalf we offer this Sacrifice of Praise and for ourselves, our souls and bodies, for our redemption, salvation and preservation, we, who are faithful unto Thee, the Eternal, Living and True God. Wherefore in communion with and reverencing the memory of the glorious ever-Virgin Mary Mother of our God and Lord, Jesus Christ, Thy blessed Apostles and Martyrs, Peter and Paul, Andrew, James, John, Thomas, James, Philip, Bartholomew, Matthew, Simon and Thaddaeus Cyprian, Basil, Laurence, Chrysogonus, John and Paul, Cosmas and Damian and all Thy Saints for whose sake and prayers grant, we beseech Thee that we be strengthened and protected, through Christ our Lord.


(Here to look at the Sacrifice and continue:)


And here we most humbly beseech Thee O Lord, graciously to accept this oblation of our service and that of Thy whole family; to dispose our days in Thy peace, delivering us from eternal damnation and causing us to be numbered with the flock of Thine elect.

(Here to look at the Sacrifice and continue:)


Which oblation do Thou O God Almighty, vouschafe to make altogether Blessed + meet + and right + reasonable and acceptable, that it may become the Body + and Blood + of Thy most dearly Beloved Son, Jesus Christ.

(wipe his fingers on the corporas and, raising the Body say:)


Who on the day before He suffered, took Bread in His Holy and venerable hands and, lifting His eyes to Heaven unto Thee, His Father, God Almighty, gave thanks

(Incline until the end of the Consecration, place his hand on all of the bread but not to break it.)

to Thee, blessed, brake, and gave It to His Disciples saying,

TAKE, AND EAT YE ALL OF THIS, FOR THIS IS MY BODY


(Lift the Paten to eye level, then reverently replace It before the Chalice, making the sign of the Cross. Then sign the Chalice and lift it, slightly saying:)

Likewise, after Supper, (incline.) taking the most excellent Chalice in His Holy hands, and giving thanks to Thee, He blessed it and gave it to His Disciples saying,

(Here to lift the Chalice a little and set it down:)

TAKE AND DRINK YE ALL OF THIS FOR THIS IS THE CUP OF MY BLOOD OF THE NEW AND EVERLASTING TESTAMENT, THE MYSTERY OF FAITH WHICH SHALL BE SHED FOR YOU AND FOR MANY FOR THE REMISSION OF SINS. AS OFT AS YE SHALL DO THIS, YE DO IT IN REMEMBRANCE OF ME.

(Here to lift the Chalice and set it down. The Deacon shall cover the Chalice and then the Priest shall stand back a little, and raising his hands until the Benediction, shall continue:)

WHEREFORE, O Lord and Heavenly Father, we Thy humble servants, and all Thy holy people, having in remembrance the Precious Death and Passion of Thy dear Son, His mighty Resurrection and glorious Ascension, do offer before Thy Divine Majesty, of Thy Holy Gifts,

(Here let him make five Crosses, three over the Host and Chalice, the fourth over the Bread, the fifth over the Chalice, saying:)

a pure offering, + an Holy + offering, an undefiled + Sacrifice, the Holy +Bread of eternal life, the Cup + of everlasting Salvation.

(Here let the Priest, inclining his body and crossing his hands say:)

And here we, Thy servants, offer the gifts that Thou hast commanded for our salvation, that Thou mayest be pleased to send down Thy Holy Spirit upon this Sacrifice that It may be duly and properly changed in the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost, in the transformation of the Body + and Blood + of our Lord, Jesus Christ and that It may be for us who partake thereof, Life eternal and the everlasting Kingdom through the same Jesus Christ our Lord Who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, world without end. Amen.

(Miss. Goth.  Thr. Peter.)

And we entirely desire Thy Fatherly goodness to look upon and accept them as Thou didst accept the gifts of Thy servant Abel, the sacrifices of our father Abraham and Thy high priest Melchisedeck, most humbly beseeching Thee Almighty God, to command Thy Angel to carry them before the high Altar of Thy Divine Majesty, and that all we, who are partakers of this Altar

(Here he shall kiss the Altar to the right of the Sacrifice)

receive the most sacred Body + and Blood + of Thy Son, and may be fulfilled with Thy grace and Heavenly benediction

(And here he shall sign himself upon the face)

through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.

Be mindful, O Lord, we pray Thee, of Thy servants departed this life before us with the sign of the faith, now resting in peace,
(here the names of the departed may be mentioned) To them and to all Thy faithful sleeping in Christ, grant, we beseech Thee, Thy rest, Thy light and Thy peace.

(Here he strikes his breast once:)

And to us sinners who are Thy servants, grant confidence in the multitude of Thy mercies, and some lot and part with Thy Holy Apostles and Martyrs, John, Stephen, Matthias, Barnabas, Ignatius, Alexander, Marcellinus, Peter, Felicity, Perpetua, Agatha, Lucy, Agnes, Cecelia and Anastasia and all Thy Saints into whose company, we pray Thee of Thy mercy to admit us, not weighing our merits, but pardoning our offences. Through Jesus Christ our Lord, by Whom Thou dost ever create, sanctify + quicken + and bestow all Thy goodness,

(Here he uncovers the Chalice and signs on all sides, first beyond, secondly in line with it, thirdly below it, fourthly beyond on either side, fifthly in front. The Deacon, having washed his hands, stands to the Priest's right assists with the corporals after which he retires, first kissing the Altar.)

By Him + and with Him + and in Him + is unto Thee, O God, the Father Almighty + and the Holy + Ghost, all honour,

(Here the Deacon covers the Chalice and the Priest intones:)


Priest:            World without end.


R:            Amen.


Priest:            Let us pray.

(The Deacon receives the small Paten from the Sub-Deacon and holds it uncovered, elevated on the Priest's right. The Priest facing the midst of the Altar, raises his hands intoning:)

Admonished by saving precepts and following the Divine institution, we are bold to say,

OUR FATHER,



All:            Which art in Heaven, Hallowed be Thy Name; Thy Kingdom come; Thy will be done; In earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread.  And forgive us our trespasses, As we forgive them that trespass against us.  And lead us not into temptation;


People:            But deliver us from evil:


Priest:            Deliver us O Lord, we beseech Thee, from all evils past, present and to come; and at the intercession of the Blessed and glorious Virgin Mary, Mother of God, and of Thy blessed Apostles Peter, Paul,

(Here the Deacon gives the small Paten to the Priest who shall kiss it, place it before his left and right eyes, Cross himself with it and return it to the Deacon, who shall then slide the small Paten under the corporas.)

Andrew and all the Saints graciously granting us peace now, that with the help of Thy loving kindness we may ever be free from sin and disquietude.

THE FRACTION

(The Priest uncovers the Chalice and Paten, takes the Body and bowing, hold It above the Chalice breaking It into three pieces.)

(During the first fraction:) Through the same Thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord,

(During the second fraction saying:) liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost ever One God.

(Holding the two pieces one in each hand over the Chalice, let him intone:) World without end. Amen.

(Antiphon: Thine is the power.)

(During which the Clergy say privately one of the Psalms 79, 67, 21, the Antiphon: Thine is the kingdom and the power O Lord; Thou art above all nations: Give peace in our time O Lord. Lord have mercy, Christ have mercy, Lord have mercy. Our Father, which art... )

(Then shall be sung the following litany on every Sunday throughout the year:)

V:       And lead us not into temptation.

R:       But deliver us from evil

V:       Let God arise and let His enemies be scattered

R:       Let them also that hate Him, flee before Him.

V:       Not unto us, O Lord, not unto us.

R:       But unto Thy Name give the glory.

V:       Let us pray for the afflicted and for captives.

R:       Deliver Israel, O God, out of all his troubles.

V:       Send them help O Lord, from Thy Sanctuary.

R:       And strengthen them out of Sion.

V:       0 Be unto us O Lord a strong tower.

R:       From the face of the enemy.

V:       O Lord, save the Queen.

R:       And mercifully hear us when we call upon Thee.

V:       O Lord, hear our prayer.

R:       And let our cry come unto Thee.

V:       The Lord be with you.

R:       And with thy spirit.

V:       Let us pray.

Priest:      O God, Who in Thy wondrous Providence orderestall things: Govern, we beseech Thee, O Lord, Thy
servant, our Bishop and at the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God, and of all Thy Saints, multiply upon him the gifts of Thy grace, that he, being delivered from all offences, and not being left destitute of temporal help, may rejoice in Thy never failing ordinances. Through Jesus Christ, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, One God, world without end. Amen.

Grant, we beseech Thee Almighty God, to Thy servant ______ our Queen, health of mind and body that (s)he, cleaving to a good work, may ever be protected by Thy mighty protection. Through Jesus Christ Who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, One God, world without end.


THE BLESSING WITH THE SACRIFICE

(Here let the Priest make three crosses within the Chalice with the third part of the Body:)


Priest:       The Peace of the Lord be always with you


R:       And with thy spirit.

(The Priest turns to the people, holding the Body above the Chalice above his head and making the sign of the Cross with them over the people, saying:)


Deacon:       Let us bow down for the Blessing.


Priest:       Behold the Lord, + behold Him Who taketh away the sins of the world.

(Then shall the people all sign themselves with the Cross and then say:)


People:         Thanks be to Thee O Lord.

(Then, the Body being replaced on the Great Paten, let both the ministers join the Priest on his right, the Sub-Deacon standing slightly farther off. Then shall be sung by the Choir or by the Deacon and people Agnus Dei:)

THE AGNUS DEI

Deacon:       O Lamb of God that takest away the sins of the world:
People:         Have mercy upon us.
Deacon:       O Lamb of God that takest away the sins of the world:
People:         Have mercy upon us.
Deacon:       O Lamb of God that takest away the sins of the world:
People:         Grant us thy peace.

(During which, the Priest, takes the third part of the Body, signs with It over the Chalice, places It in the near side of the Chalice saying secretly:)


THE FUSION

Let this most Holy union of the Body and Blood of our Lord, Jesus Christ, be to me and to all who receive It, health of mind and body and a saving preparation for worthily attaining unto everlasting life. Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

(Then let the Priest continue secretly:)

O Lord, Holy Father, Almighty, everlasting God, grant me to so worthily receive this most Holy Body and Blood of Thy Son our Lord Jesus Christ that I may thereby receive forgiveness of all my sins, be filled with Thy Holy Spirit and have Thy peace; for Thou only art God, there is none other beside Thee, Whose Kingdom and glorious dominion abideth ever world without end. Amen.

(The Priest shall kiss the corporals on the right side and top of the Chalice, then he shall turn to the people saying:)


Priest:       Peace be with thee and the Church of God


V:       And with thy spirit

(Then shall the Choir and people sing an hymn)

(The Deacon, on the right of the Priest for the Kiss of Peace, having received it, turns and stands below the centre of the Altar and passes the Kiss to the Sub-Deacon who passes it to the Servers and Choir while the Deacon passes it to the rulers at the Quire step and to any other clergy. While the Kiss and hymn progress, the Priest says the secret prayers, holding the Body in his hands:)


O God the Father, fount and source of all goodness, Who, moved by Thy loving kindness didst will Thine only-begotten Son to descend for us to this lower world and to become incarnate, which I unworthy hold. I worship Thee, I glorify Thee, I praise Thee with the whole purpose of my heart and mind, beseeching Thee never to forsake Thy servants but forgive their sins that they may serve Thee, the only True God, with pure heart and chaste body. Through the same Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

O Lord Jesus Christ, Son of the Living God, Who by the will of the Father and the cooperation of the Holy Ghost, hast by Thy death, given life to the world; deliver me, I beseech Thee, by this Thy most Holy Body and Blood, from all my iniquities and from every evil; make me ever obedient to Thy commandments, and suffer me not to be separated from Thee, O Saviour of the world. Who with the Father and the same Holy Ghost, liveth and reigneth ever One God, world without end. Amen.

Let not the Sacrament of Thy Body and Blood O Lord Jesus Christ, which I, although unworthy, do receive, be for me judgement and condemnation, but by Thy good-ness, profitable to the health of my body and soul. Amen.


(He receives the Body, making a cross with It before hand, saying first:)

Hail evermore most Holy Body of Christ, to me before and above all, the highest source of joy. The Body of our Lord Jesus Christ be unto me a sinner, the Way and the Life, in the Name + of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost. Amen.

(Having received the Body, then let him say:)

Hail evermore Heavenly Blood, to me before all and above all the highest source of joy. The Body and Blood of our Lord Jesus Christ be unto me perpetual healing unto everlasting life. In the Name of the Father and of the son, and of the Holy Ghost. Amen.

(Here let him receive the Blood; then bow deeply and say the following prayer:)

I give thanks unto Thee, O Lord, Holy Father, Almighty everlasting God, Who hast refreshed me with the most sacred Body and Blood of Thy dear Son, our Lord Jesus Christ. I pray that this Sacrament of our salvation of which I, an unworthy sinner have partaken, turn not to judgment nor condemnation as is justly due, but to be profitable to the preservation of my body and soul unto life everlasting. Amen.


THE COMMUNION OF THE CLERGY AND PEOPLE

(The Choir sings hymns or Psalms i & iv or v & vi, Then cvii & cviii)

(While the Choir sings, the Priest shall communicate the clergy and assistants in order, then he shall deliver the Chalice to the Deacon and taking the Great Paten himself, they shall turn and proceed to the Quire step, where those people who shall receive Communion shall stand and, with the bearers of the houselling, the recipients kneeling, shall deliver the same saying:)

The Body of our Lord Jesus Christ which was given for thee, preserve thy body and soul unto everlasting life.

The Blood of our Lord Jesus Christ, which was shed for thee, preserve thy body and soul unto everlasting life.


(When all be communicated, while the Choir sings an hymn or psalms, the Priest and Deacon return the remains of the Sacrifice to the Altar and consume or reserve them. Which done, the Priest goes to the right side of the Altar with the Chalice between his hands, and the Deacon and Sub-Deacon bring wine, water and towel and pour into the Chalice wine and water each over the Priest's fingers. Then shall the Priest say:)

What we have taken with our mouth, O Lord, may we receive with a pure heart and by a temporal gift, may our everlasting healing be effected.

(The Deacon and Sub-Deacon pour wine and water into the Chalice, rinsing the Priest's fingers, lest any relics of the Body and Blood remain thereon or in the Chalice. The Priest says:)

Let this Communion O Lord, cleanse us from sin and make us partakers of a Heavenly healing.

(The Sub-Deacon pours water into the Great Paten, thence the Priest pours it into the Chalice and completes the ablutions, consuming that which is in the Chalice first. and bows, saying:)

Let us adore the sign of the Cross whereby we have received the Sacrament of salvation.

(The Priest having washed his hands, the Sub-Deacon serving; the Deacon folds the corporas and puts it in the Burse. While the Communion is being said: The Deacon places the Paten and Burse with the veil on the Chalice and give them to the Acolyte to return them to the Preparation Chapel The Communion prayer done, the Sub-Deacon moves the Book to the right side of the Altar. The hymn or psalms finished, the Priest standing at the south side of the Altar, with joined hands, the Deacon and Sub-Deacon in line behind him, he shall say the Post Communion Collects:)


THE LAST COLLECTS

Priest:       The Lord be with you.

People:       And with thy spirit.

Priest:       Let us pray,

(The Last Collects are said in the same order and number as the Collects and ending:)


Priest:         World without end.


People:         Amen.

THE DISMISSAL

(Standing in the midst of the Altar and facing it, the Priest makes the sign of the Cross on his forehead, before turning to the people and intoning:)


Priest:         The Lord be with you.


People:         And with thy spirit.

(The Priest turns back to face the Altar.)


Deacon:       Let us give thanks unto the Lord. Ite, missa est.


People:       Thanks be to God.

(The Priest facing the midst of the Altar with joined hands, says secretly:)

Let this obedient performance of my bounden duty be pleasing unto Thee, O Holy Trinity and grant that this Sacrifice which I unworthy that I am, have offered in the sight of Thy Majesty, may be acceptable unto Thee; and may, through Thy mercy, obtain Thy favour for myself and all on whose behalf I have offered it. Who livest and reignest, God, world without end. Amen.

(Then he rises, signs himself with the Cross and turns to the people intoning:)

In the Name of the Father, and of the Son + and of the Holy Ghost. Amen.

(Then, the people remaining standing in their places, shall the ministers with the Priest, the Acolytes, Thurifer and Crucifer, assemble themselves in front of the Altar, and process out, stopping at the Quire Lectern where the Priest shall begin the Last Gospel.)

THE LAST GOSPEL


Priest:       The Lord be with you.


Ministers:       And with Thy spirit.


Ministers:       Glory be to thee, O Lord.


Priest:       IN THE BEGINNING was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by Him; and without Him was not anything made that was made. In Him was life; and the life was the Light of men. And the Light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not. There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through Him might believe. He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light. That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world. He was in the world, and the world was made by Him, and the world knew Him not. He came unto His own, and His own received him not. But as many as received Him, to them gave He power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on His Name, which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. bow And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, arise (and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the Only-Begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.

THE BLESSING OF THE EULOGION BREAD

(They continue out through the gates of the Rood Screen, a station being made at the table there, having upon it a fair cloth, two candles and the bread already broken set upon a salver and covered with a white cloth with holy water set close by, the Priest shall bless the bread:)


Priest:       Blessed be the Name of the Lord


People:       Henceforth, world without end


Priest:       Let us bless the Lord.


People:       Thanks be to God.


Priest:       The Lord be with you.


People:       And with thy spirit.

Then shall be said the Collect of the day followed by

O Lord, this creature of bread, as Thou didst bless the five loaves in the wilderness; that all who taste thereof may receive health both in body and soul. In the Name + of the Father, and + of the Son, and of the Holy + Ghost. Amen.

(Then shall he sprinkle the bread with the holy water. The bread shall be distributed to all by the Priest and ministers. All those present who profess themselves to be Christians, whether Orthodox or not, may come forward and receive the Eulogion Bread)

THE VESTRY CHAPEL DIVESTING OFFICE

Let us sing the song of the Three Children. O ye Priests of the Lord, bless ye the Lord: Praise Him and magnify Him forever. O ye servants of the Lord, bless ye the Lord: Praise Him and magnify Him forever. O ye Spirits and souls of the Righteous, bless ye the Lord: Praise Him and magnify Him forever. O ye holy and humble men of heart, bless ye the Lord: Praise Him and magnify Him forever. O Ananias, Azarias and Misael, bless ye the Lord: Praise Him and magnify Him forever. O praise God in His Holiness: Praise Him in the firmament of His power. Praise Him in His noble acts: Praise Him according to His excellent greatness. Praise Him in the sound of the trumpet: Praise Him upon the lute and the harp. Praise Him in the cymbals and dances: Praise Him upon the loud cymbals. Let everything that hath breath: Praise the Lord.


Antiphon:         Let us sing the Song of the Three Children, which they sang in the furnace of fire and give thanks unto the Lord. Lord have mercy Lord have mercy Lord have mercy.


V:         Let us bless the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost.


R:         Let us praise Him and magnify Him forever.


V:         Blessed art Thou O Lord, in the firmament of Heaven, to be praised and glorified above all forever.



R:         The Holy Trinity bless and keep us. Amen. Enter not into judgement with Thy servant O Lord. For in Thy sight shall no man living be justified.


V:        Turn us, O Lord God of Hosts. Shew us the light of Thy countenance and we shall be whole Lord, hear our prayer, And let our cry come unto Thee.


R:         The Lord be with you.


V:         And with thy spirit.


V:         Let us pray O God, Who didst for the Three Children quench the flames of fire, mercifully grant that we, Thy servants may not be consumed by the flame of our sins. Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Kindle in our reigns and our heart O Lord, the fire of the Holy Ghost, that we may serve Thee with a chaste body, and please Thee with a pure heart. Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Prevent us, O Lord, with Thy most gracious favour and further us with Thy continual help, that in all our doings begun, continued and ended in Thee, we may do always that is righteous in Thy sight. Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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The Illustrations here shown are courtesy (Opening Prayer) Saint Petroc Orthodox Monastery, Hobart; (Collects and Epistle) St. Cyprian's, Clarence Gate/Gild of Clerks; (Setting of Incense, Sursum Corda, Conscration, Postcommunion Collects): All Saints North Street/Gild of Clerks.

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