Chaldean Mass
Home Up Liturgy of St. Basil Chaldean Mass Presanctified Gifts Liturgy of St. James St. John Chrysostom Liturgy of St. Mark Qorbono

Priest

In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.
Glory to God in the highest; peace on earth and hope to all forever.

People

Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name, Thy kingdom come. Holy, Holy are You. Our Father, who art in Heaven. Heaven and earth are full of Your glory. Angels and people cry unto You. Our Father, who art in Heaven, hallowed be Thy name. Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us, and lead us not into temptation but deliver us form evil. For Yours is the kingdom, the power, and the glory, now and forever. Amen.

Priest

Strengthen, O Lord, our weakness by Your mercy, that we may be worthy to celebrate the Holy Sacrament given for our renewal and redemption through the great mercy of Your beloved Son.

People

Amen.

Priest

For all the benefits You have bestowed on us, we thank You Lord and praise You in Your Holy Church forever.

People

Amen to You Lord of all, our thanksgiving. To You, Jesus Christ, our praise, for You are the giver of life to our bodies, and the savior of our souls. (Sit)

Servers

TTAWO LMAWDAYOU LMARIA WALMEZMAR LASHMAKH MRAIMA.
(Translation: It is pleasant to thank the Lord and praise His holy name.)

People

LAKHO MARA DKHOULLA MAWDENAN W-LAKH ISHOW MSHIHA MSHABHINAN DATTO MNAHMANA DPAGHRAIN WATTO PAROQA DNAWSHATHAN.
(Translation: To You, Lord of all our Thanksgiving. To You, Jesus Christ our praise, for You are the giver of life to our bodies, and the Savior of our souls.)

Servers

SHOUHA LAWA W-LAWRA WALROUHA DQODSHA, MIN ALAM WATHAMMA LALAM AMEN WAMEN.
(Translation: Glory be to the Father, and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit, for ever and ever Amen and Amen.)

People

LAKHO MARA DKHOULLA MAWDENAN W-LAKH ISHOW MSHIHA MSHABHINAN DATTO MNAHMANA DPAGHRAIN WATTO PAROQA DNAWSHATHAN.
(Translation: To You, Lord of all our Thanksgiving. To You, Jesus Christ our praise, for You are the giver of life to our bodies, and the Savior of our souls.)

Priest

O Lord, You are truly the giver of life to our bodes, the good Savior of our souls, and the guardian of our lives. It is right to adore, glorify, and praise You forever.

Servers

Raise your voice and praise the living God.

People

Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy and Immortal One; Have mercy on us.

Servers

SHOUHA LAWA W-LAWRA WALROUHA DQODSHA
(Translation: Glory be to the Father, and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit, for ever and ever Amen and Amen.)

People

QADDISHA ALAHA, QADDISHA HELTHANA, QADDISHA LA MAYOTHA, ETHRAHEMMALAIN.
(Translation: Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy and Immortal One; Have mercy on us.)

Servers

MIN ALAM WATHAMMA LALAM AMEN WAMEN.
(Translation: As it was in the beginning, Now and Forever. Amen.)

People

QADDISHA ALAHA, QADDISHA HELTHANA, QADDISHA LA MAYOTHA, ETHRAHEMMALAIN.
(Translation: Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy and Immortal One; Have mercy on us.)

Priest

O Holy, Mighty and Immortal who delights in the company of his holy ones; Turn to us, O Lord and have mercy on us as always, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, forever.

People

Amen.

READINGS

Priest

Enlighten our thoughts, O our Lord and our God, that we may savor the sweetness of Your life-giving and divine commands; And give us through them Love, Hope, Salvation, and all the benefits needed for our bodies and souls, that we may ever sing Your praises, O Lord of all, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit forever.

Reader

This is a reading from the letter...

Priest

May Christ enrich you with His teaching, and make you His worthy messenger for those who hear you.
{After The Reading} (Stand)

People

Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia.

Server

Let us all be attentive and hear the Gospel of the Lord.

Priest

Peace be with you.

People

And also with you.

Priest

A Reading from the Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to...

People

Glory to You O Christ, Glory to You.

{At the conclusion of the Gospel}

Priest

Glory be to God at all times.

People

Glory to You O Christ, Glory to You.

The Homily

 

Prayers of the Faithful:

 

{1} Server: Let us stand well, with joy and gladness and let us implore and say: LORD have mercy.

People: LORD have mercy.

{2} Server: For the peace, the harmony and the well being of the whole world and of all churches, we implore You.

People: LORD have mercy.

{3} Server: For good weather, a fertile season, the abundance of fruits and for the hungry to have food, we implore You.

People: LORD have mercy.

{4} Server: For the good health of our spiritual fathers, Mar (Pope's name) the supreme pontiff and the Pope of Rome, Mar (Patriarch's name) our Patriarch and Mar (Bishop's name) our Bishop and for all those who are working with them, we implore You.

People: LORD have mercy.

{5} Server: For our priests and for the deacons of the church, and for all Christians, we implore You.

People: LORD have mercy.

{6} Server: For all our beloved brothers and sisters who passed away in the hope of the Resurrection ,grant them eternal joy in your kingdom, we implore You.

People: LORD have mercy.

Servers

Together, let us entrust our souls to the Father, to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. (Sit)

Priest

We ask You almighty God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, that Your grace be with us, that You forgive us our sins and protect us forever.

Servers

Let us bow our heads and pray for God's blessings.

Priest

Grant us in Your mercy, Lord, that with one accord we may please Your majesty in good works of righteousness all the days of our lives, and that our service may be pleasing to You. And with the help of Your grace, may we always be worthy to offer You glory, honor, and thanksgiving, O Lord of all: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, forever.

PREPARATION FOR OFFERTORY

Servers

Our hope is the Lord.

People

The precious body and blood of Christ are being set upon the holy altar. Let us draw near in reverence and love, and with the holy angels let us raise a joyful cry unto the Lord: Holy, Holy, Holy is the Lord, Almighty God.

Servers:

MSABBARO SABRAITH BMARIA.
(Translation: Our hope is the Lord)

People

PAGHREH DAMSHIHA WATHME YAQIRA AL MATHBAH QOTHSHA BTHELTHA WAOREHEMTHA KOULAN NETHQARAQ LEH OAMMALAKHE NIABAW LEH QADDIS QADDISH, QADDISH MARYA ALAHA.
(Translation: The precious body and blood of Christ are being set upon the holy altar. Let us draw near in reverence and love, and with the holy angels let us raise a joyful cry unto the Lord: Holy, Holy, Holy is the Lord, Almighty God.

Priest

By Your command our Lord and our God, these glorious, holy, life giving, and divine mysteries are set upon the absolving altar until the coming of our Lord from heaven. To Him be glory at all times and forever.

People

May Christ who was sacrificed for our salvation and who also ordered us to celebrate the memory of His death, burial, and resurrection accept this sacrifice from our hands by his mercy forever.

Priest

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. Let us remember the Virgin Mary, mother of God, upon this holy altar.

People

From the beginning and unto all ages, Amen. Apostles of the Son, and beloved of the only begotten, pray that peace be among all creations.

Priest

Let us all say: amen. O our holy patron, St. Thomas, we remember you upon our holy altar with the just people who have been triumphant and with the martyrs who have been crowned.

People

All the departed are resting in hope that through Your glorious resurrection You will raise them up in triumph.

THE CREED

People

(Stand)We believe in one God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth. In Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord. He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit and was born to the Virgin Mary. He suffered under Pontious Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended to the dead and on the third day He rose again. He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again to judge the living and the dead. We believe in the Holy Spirit; the Holy Catholic Church; the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and life everlasting. Amen.

Server

Let us pray in the memory of our fathers, patriarchs, bishops, priests clergy, and all the consecrated the laity and the youth, and all those who have departed from this world in faith. Let us also pray for our fathers and mothers, brothers and sisters, sons and daughters, and for all the leaders. May our sacrifice be accepted by the word of God and Holy Spirit that it may be for our help and salvation, and life everlasting in the kingdom of heaven through the grace of Christ.

Priest

To You Lord we offer glory, honor, thanksgiving, and worship, now and forever.

People

Amen.

Priest

Peace be with you.

People

And also with you.

Servers

Let us give peace to one another in the love of Christ; Let us praise and beseech the Lord in purity and penance. Reverently look at what is taking place before you, the consecration of these sacred mysteries. The priest has approached to pray that through his mediation, peace may increase among you. Cast down your pride and lift up your thoughts to heaven and attentively pray in your hearts. (Sit)

Server

Be attentive and pray that peace be with us.

Priest

May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God the Father, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all, now and forever.

People

Amen.

Priest

Lift up your hearts.

People

Unto You, God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, the King of Glory.

Priest

This sacrifice is offered to God, the Lord of all.

People

It is right and just.

Server

It is right and just. Pray that peace be with us.

Priest

Worthy of glory from every tongue and adoration from all creation is Your glorious name Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. You have created the world and its inhabitants in Your goodness and mercy. Your love has redeemed us and brought us into a wonderful grace. Myriad of angels cast themselves down before Your majesty; Cherubim and Saraphim offer adoration to You, crying out, praising without ceasing and proclaiming one to the other. (Kneel)

People

Holy Holy, Holy, Lord God of power and might. Heaven, heaven and earth, are full of Your glory. Sing Hosanna, Sing Alleluia. Blessed, blessed is He, who comes in the name of the Lord. Sing Hosanna, sing Alleluia.

Priest

When the time was drawing near for Him to suffer and to meet His death. On the night He was betrayed, Jesus took bread in His sacred hands, raised His eyes to You God, His Almighty Father, and gave You thanks and praise. He broke the bread, gave it to His disciples and said:
Take this all of you and eat it. This is my body which will be given up for you, for the forgiveness of sins.

People

Amen.

Priest

In the same way, after the supper, He took the cup in His sacred hands, and gave You thanks and praise. He gave the cup to His disciples and said:
Take this all of you and drink from it, this is My blood, the blood of the new and everlasting covenant. The mystery of faith which will be shed for you and for many for the forgiveness of sins.

People

Amen.

Priest

As often as you do this, call to mind the memory of Me.

People

Amen.(Sit)

Priest

Even as You have commanded, we have gathered here together Your humble ones to who you have given a splendid grace. In return for all of Your help and blessings, we offer You glory, honor, thanksgiving and praise, now at all times and forever.

Server

Let us pray; peace be with us.

Choir

{SONG}

INVOCATION OF THE HOLY SPIRIT

Priest

May Your Holy Spirit come, our Lord, and rest upon this our sacrifice. May it be blessed and hallowed to become for us the forgiveness of our offenses, the hope of our resurrection from the dead, and the new life in the kingdom of Heaven with all who have pleased You. For Your wondrous graces toward us, we praise and glorify You in Your church, redeemed by the precious blood of Your Son Jesus Christ.

Server

Remain silent and with respect. Pray that peace be with us.

Priest

With pride and delight let us give praise, honor, glory, and worship to Your life giving and holy name now and forever.

People

Amen. In Your goodness O Lord, have mercy on us. In the greatness of Your compassion, wipe out our offenses. For we acknowledge our offenses and our sins are always before us. Let us hear the sound of joy and gladness. Turn away Your face from our sins and blot out all our guilt. A clear heart create for us O God, and a steadfast spirit renew within us. Cast us not from Your presence, and Your Holy Spirit take not from us. Give us back the joy of Your salvation and a willing spirit sustain in us.

People

(Optional Prayer instead of 72) O Christ, the happiness of angels and peace of people. May Your peace spread in the whole world, specially in Your Catholic Church. Let good relations remain among leaders throughout the world. We ask You Lord that there will be no more war in the world and let those who cause it savor the sweetness of Your peace. Amen.

Priest

We ask You Lord to transform our weakness into the strength of Your precious love. Thoroughly cleanse us of every stain of sin, O Good Shepherd who searches for us, take us back and welcome our return. Forgive our faults and sins, by Your goodness and mercy.

People

Amen. Bless us Lord.(Kneel)

Priest

LORD GOD, by Your goodness and mercy bring us close to these glorious holy, and divine mysteries, although we are unworthy.

People

Truly, we are unworthy.

Priest

[Glory be to Your holy name our Lord Jesus Christ and worship to Your majesty forever.] This is truly the bread of life that descended from heaven and gives life to all, so that those who eat it will not be die, and those who receive it will not be lost, but will be justified in Him forever.

People

Amen.

Priest

We approach Your holy mysteries, O Lord, with true faith, we break and sign them in the seal of salvation, in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, forever.

People

Amen.

People

The precious blood is signed with the life giving body of our Lord Jesus Christ, in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit forever.

People

Amen.

Priest

The sacred body is singed with the forgiving blood of our Lord Jesus Christ, in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit forever.

People

Amen.
(After the elevation of the Holy Cup)

People

Glory be to You, God the Father, glory be to Your everlasting Son, glory to You O Spirit of holiness, forever. (Sit)

Priest

May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God the Father, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all, now and forever.

People

Amen

Servers

Let us approach with awe and reverence the mysteries of the precious body and blood of our Savior. With overflowing love and humble will, let us receive the gift of eternal life. Let us join in the mysteries of the church through pure prayer and deep contrition. With hope in our forgiveness, let us turn from evil and weep over our sins. Let us ask mercy from the Lord of all, and let us forgive our neighbors their offenses.

People

LORD, forgive us our sins.

Servers

Let us rid ourselves of all our strives and divisions.

People

LORD, forgive us our sins.

Servers

Let us purify ourselves of hatred and hostility.

People

LORD, forgive us our sins.

Servers

Let us receive this communion and be sanctified by the Holy Spirit.

People

LORD, forgive us our sins.

Servers

United in one mind and mutual harmony let us receive the fellowship of the sacraments.

People

LORD, forgive us our sins.

Servers

Lord, let these sacraments be for the resurrection of our bodies and the salvation of our souls.

People

And unto everlasting life, Amen.

Servers

Let us pray. Peace be with us.

Priest

Pardon in Your mercy Lord, the sins and offenses of Your humble people. And by Your goodness sanctify our lips that we may ever glorify You together with all the Holy Ones, in Your kingdom.
And let us always stand firm unstained before You; that in Your mercy we may call together upon You and say:

People

Our Father, who art in Heaven, hallowed be Thy name. Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us, and lead us not into temptation but deliver us form evil. For Yours is the kingdom, the power, and the glory, now and forever. Amen.

Priest

SHLAMA AMKHON.
(Translation: Peace be with you.)

People

AMMAKH WAM ROUHAKH.
(Translation: And also with you.)

Priest

QODSHA L-QADDISHE YAAI BSHALMOTHA
(Translation: Holy things are for the holy.)

People

HATH AWA QADDISHA. HATH BRA QADDISHA. HATH ROUHA QADDISHA. SHOUHA LAWA W-LAWRA WALROHA QADDISHA. LAALAM AALMIN AMEN.
(Translation: One Holy Father. One Holy Son. One Holy Spirit. Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit forever. Amen.)

Server

SHABBAH LALAHA HAYAH
(Translation: Praise the living God)

People

TESHBOHTA LEH BEAITE WAALAIN RAMHAOW WAHNANEH BKHOLHON ZONEE WEDDANEE.
(Translation: Glory be to Him in His Church, and may His mercy and kindness come upon us now and forever.)

Priest:

May the Son who has given us His body and blood, give us life in His kingdom.

People

Sanctify our bodies by Your holy body, and pardon our sins by Your blood. Purify our consciences with Your love, forever. Amen.

Priest

You have prepared Your blood as a cup of wine for the guests at your banquet, O Heavenly Bridegroom, and You have invited us to drink it. Amen.

COMMUNION OF PEOPLE

Priest

May the gift of grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be fruitful in all of us through His mercies.

People

Forever and ever. Amen.

{COMMUNION SONG}

THANKSGIVING AND BLESSINGS

Servers

Brothers and sisters, through the Holy Spirit's gift of grace, we all have drawn near and have been made worthy to participate in the glorious, life giving, and divine mysteries. Let us all together thanks and give glory to God who has given them to us.

People

Praise to Him because of His precious gift.

Priest

It is always right and fitting, O Lord, that we should thank and give glory to Your wondrous name. In Your goodness You have enabled our humble nature to bless Your name along with the angels. And that we might be participants in the mysteries of Your gift, and that we may take delight in the sweetness of Your words. May we ever lift up our voices in praise and thanksgiving to You, O Lord, of all: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit forever.

People

Amen. May the Lord Bless us.

Priest

Christ is our God, our King, our Savior, our Lord, the giver of life and the forgiver of sins. By His mercy and grace He made us worthy to receive His most blessed and sanctifying body and blood. Let us be pleasing to Him in our words and actions, in our thoughts and deeds. O Lord, may what we have received be a pledged for us, to obtain forgiveness for our sins. And through Your grace and mercy let it be our hope for the resurrection from the dead, and new life, in the kingdom of heaven with all who have pleased You forever.

People

Amen. Let us stand and praise the Lord

People

BABAN DEELE BISHMAYA. PAYISH MQODSHA SHIM-MOUKH. ATHYA MALKOU-THOUKH. HAWE EJBONOUKH. DIKH DELEE BISHMAYA HADAKH HUMM BARA. HALLAN LOUKMA SUNQANA DIDYOU. WSHWOW TTALAN GNAHAN WIKH-TTYA-THAN, DIKH D-HUMM AKHNI SHWEQLAN TA ANA DIMTU' DELA ELLAN. W-LA MABEERETAN BJOURABA. ELLA MKHALESLAN MIN BEESHA. MSABAB DIYOUKH EELA MALKOUTHA W-KHELA WTESH-BAHTA L-ALAM ALMEEN. AMEEN.
(Translation: Our Father, who art in Heaven, hallowed be Thy name. Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us, and lead us not into temptation but deliver us form evil. For Yours is the kingdom, the power, and the glory, now and forever. Amen.)

Priest

Christ our Lord; Who has called us to share in His eternal kingdom, may he bless our assembly and purify our people who have come and been renewed by these life giving and divine mysteries. May we be sealed by the living sign of the cross of our Lord and be guarded from all dangers, hidden and manifested now and forever. Amen.

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