THE HOLY EUCHARIST
Renewed Ancient Text

 

Ordinary Time

PREPARATION AND ENTRANCE

Ringing of the Angelus Bells

Processional Hymn 

 

THE ACCLAMATION

The People standing, the Celebrant says this

Celebrant Blessed be God: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit
People And blessed be his kingdom, now and for ever. Amen.

 

THE COLLECT FOR PURITY

The Celebrant prays

Almighty God, to you all hearts are open, all desires known, and from you no secrets are hid: Cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of your Holy Spirit, that we may perfectly love you, and worthily magnify your holy Name; through Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

THE SUMMARY OF THE LAW

Hear what our Lord Jesus Christ says: You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments depend all the Law and the Prophets.

 

THE KYRIE

Celebrant Lord, have mercy upon us.
People Christ, have mercy upon us.

Celebrant Lord, have mercy upon us.

 

THE GLORIA IN EXCELSIS

The Gloria or some other song of praise may be sung or said, all standing. It is appropriate to omit the song of praise during penitential seasons and days appointed for fasting.

 

Hymnal S202

Glory be to God on high,
and on earth peace,
good will towards men.
We praise thee, we bless thee,
we worship thee, 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,
Jesus 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,
receive our prayer.
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
of God the Father. Amen.

The Celebrant says to the People

The Lord be with you.
People And with your spirit.

Celebrant Let us pray.

The celebrant then prays

 

THE COLLECT OF THE DAY

The celebrant prays the Collect of the Day.

People Amen.

 

THE LESSONS

One or more Lessons, as appointed, are read, the Reader first saying

A Reading from _____________.

A citation giving chapter and verse may be added. After each Lesson the Reader may say

The Word of the Lord.
People Thanks be to God.

 

Gradual Hymn See Hymn Board #2

The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to _____________.

People Glory to you, Lord Christ.

 

After the Gospel, the Reader says

The Gospel of the Lord.
People Praise to you, Lord Christ.

 

THE SERMON

 

THE NICENE CREED

All stand to recite the Nicene Creed, the Celebrant first saying

Let us confess our faith in the words of the Nicene Creed:

Celebrant and People

We believe in one God,
the Father, the Almighty,
maker of heaven and earth,
of all that is, visible and invisible.
We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ,
the only-begotten Son of God,
eternally begotten of the Father,
God from God, Light from Light,
true God from true God,
begotten, not made,
of one Being with the Father;
through him all things were made.
For us and for our salvation he came down from heaven,
was incarnate from the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary,
and was made man.
For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate;
he suffered death and was buried.
On the third day he rose again in accordance with the Scriptures;
he ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead,
and his kingdom will have no end.
We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life,
who proceeds from the Father and the Son,
who with the Father and the Son is worshiped and glorified,
who has spoken through the prophets.
We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church.
We acknowledge one Baptism for the forgiveness of sins.
We look for the resurrection of the dead,
and the life of the world to come. Amen.

 

THE PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

The Deacon or other person appointed says these prayers, or the Prayers of the People in the Anglican Standard Text. The reader pauses after each bidding, and the people may add petitions, either silently or aloud.

Let us pray for the Church and for the world, saying, “hear our prayer.”

For the peace of the whole world, and for the well-being and unity of the people of God.

Reader Lord, in your mercy:
People Hear our prayer.

For Foley and Greg our Archbishops, and Ryan and Keith, our Bishops, and all the clergy in this diocese; Bishop Fanuel, Fr. Jolly, Fr. Alex, Fr. Clement, Fr. Banda and for all the clergy in the Diocese of Northern Malawi.

Reader Lord, in your mercy:
People Hear our prayer.

For all those who proclaim the Gospel at home and abroad; and for all who teach and disciple others especially our missionaries Guy & Summer Benton and family.

Reader Lord, in your mercy:
People Hear our prayer.

For our brothers and sisters in Christ who are persecuted for their faith around the world and the victims of the war on terrorism.

Reader Lord, in your mercy:
People Hear our prayer.

For our nation, for those in authority, and for all in public service [especially ____]

Reader Lord, in your mercy:
People Hear our prayer.

For all those who are in trouble, sorrow, need, sickness, or any other adversity [especially _____].

Reader Lord, in your mercy:
People Hear our prayer.

For all those who have departed this life in the certain hope of the resurrection, [especially _____] in thanksgiving let us pray.

Reader Lord, in your mercy:
People Hear our prayer.

The Celebrant concludes with this or some other appropriate Collect.

Heavenly Father, grant these our prayers for the sake of Jesus Christ, our only Mediator and Advocate, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

 

THE CONFESSION AND ABSOLUTION OF SIN

The Deacon or other person appointed says the following

Let us humbly confess our sins to Almighty God.

The Deacon and People kneel as able and pray

Most merciful God,
we confess that we have sinned against you
in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done,
and by what we have left undone.
We have not loved you with our whole heart;
we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves.
We are truly sorry and we humbly repent.
For the sake of your Son Jesus Christ,
have mercy on us and forgive us;
that we may delight in your will, and walk in your ways,
to the glory of your Name. Amen.

The Bishop or Priest stands and says

Almighty God, our heavenly Father, who in his great mercy has promised forgiveness of sins to all those who sincerely repent and with true faith turn to him, have mercy upon you, pardon and deliver you from all your sins, confirm and strengthen you in all goodness, and bring you to everlasting life; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

THE COMFORTABLE WORDS

The Celebrant may then say one or more of the following sentences, first saying

Hear the Word of God to all who truly turn to him.

Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.  Matthew 11:28

God so loved the world, that he gave his only-begotten Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.  John 3:16

The saying is trustworthy and deserving of full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners.  1 Timothy 1:15

If anyone sins, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous. He is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world. 1 John 2:1-2

 

THE PEACE

Celebrant The Peace of the Lord be always with you.
People And with your spirit.

Then the Ministers and People may greet one another in the Name of the Lord.

 

UNCTION, BLESSINGS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

THE OFFERTORY

The Celebrant may begin the Offertory with one of the provided sentences of Scripture.

During the Offertory a hymn, psalm, or anthem may be sung. The Deacon or Priest prepares the Holy Table for the celebration. Representatives of the Congregation may bring the People’s offerings of bread and wine, and money or other gifts, to the Deacon or Priest.

 

Offertory Hymn See Hymn Board #3

The Doxology
Hymnal #380 (v. 3 only)

Celebrant Yours, O Lord, is the greatness, and the power, and the glory, and the victory, and the majesty: for everything in heaven and on earth is yours; yours is the Kingdom, O Lord, and you are exalted as Head above all. All things come from you, O Lord,
People And of your own have we given you. 1 Chronicles 29:11, 14

 

THE SURSUM CORDA

The People remain standing. The Celebrant faces them and sings or says

Celebrant The Lord be with you.
People And with your spirit.

Celebrant Lift up your hearts.
People We lift them up to the Lord.

Celebrant Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
People It is right to give him thanks and praise.

The Celebrant continues

It is right, our duty and our joy, always and everywhere to give thanks to you, Father Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth.

Through Jesus Christ our Lord, who on the first day of the week overcame death and the grave, and by his glorious resurrection opened to us the way of everlasting life.

Therefore we praise you, joining our voices with Angels and Archangels and with all the company of heaven, who for ever sing this hymn to proclaim the glory of your Name:

 

THE SANCTUS

The Gloria or some other song of praise may be sung or said, all standing.

Hymnal S114

Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God of hosts
Heaven and earth are full of thy glory.
Glory be to thee
O Lord Most High
Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord.
Hosanna in the highest.

 

THE PRAYER OF CONSECRATION

The People stand or kneel. The Celebrant continues

Holy and gracious Father: In your infinite love you made us for yourself; and when we had sinned against you and become subject to evil and death, you, in your mercy, sent your only Son Jesus Christ into the world for our salvation. By the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary he became flesh and dwelt among us. In obedience to your will, he stretched out his arms upon the Cross and offered himself once for all, that by his suffering and death we might be saved. By his resurrection he broke the bonds of death, trampling Hell and Satan under his feet. As our great high priest, he ascended to your right hand in glory, that we might come with confidence before the throne of grace.

On the night that he was betrayed, our Lord Jesus Christ took bread; and when he had given thanks, he broke it, and gave it to his disciples, saying, “Take, eat; this is my Body, which is given for you: Do this in remembrance of me.”

Likewise, after supper, Jesus took the cup, and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them, saying, “Drink this, all of you; for this is my Blood of the New Covenant, which is shed for you, and for many, for the forgiveness of sins: Whenever you drink it, do this in remembrance of me.”

Therefore we proclaim the mystery of faith:

Celebrant and People

Christ has died.
Christ is risen.
Christ will come again.

We celebrate the memorial of our redemption, O Father, in this sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving, and we offer you these gifts.

Sanctify them by your Word and Holy Spirit to be for your people the Body and Blood of your Son Jesus Christ. Sanctify us also, that we may worthily receive this holy Sacrament, and be made one body with him, that he may dwell in us and we in him. In the fullness of time, put all things in subjection under your Christ, and bring us with all your saints into the joy of your heavenly kingdom, where we shall see our Lord face to face.

All this we ask through your Son Jesus Christ: By him, and with him, and in him, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, all honor and glory is yours, Almighty Father, now and for ever. Amen.

 

THE LORD’S PRAYER

The Celebrant then says

And now as our Savior Christ has taught us, we are bold to pray:

Celebrant and People together pray

Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy Name,
thy kingdom come,
thy will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those
who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom,
and the power, and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen.

 

THE FRACTION

If the consecrated Bread was not broken earlier, the Celebrant breaks it now. A period of silence is kept.

Then may be sung or said

Celebrant Alleluia. Christ our Passover is sacrificed for us.
People Therefore let us keep the feast. Alleluia.

Celebrant and People together may say

 

PRAYER OF HUMBLE ACCESS

We do not presume to come to this your table, O merciful Lord,
trusting in our own righteousness,
but in your abundant and great mercies.
We are not worthy so much as to gather up
the crumbs under your table;
but you are the same Lord
whose character is always to have mercy.
Grant us, therefore, gracious Lord,
so to eat the flesh of your dear Son Jesus Christ,
and to drink his blood,
that our sinful bodies may be made clean by his body,
and our souls washed through his most precious blood,
and that we may evermore dwell in him, and he in us. Amen.

 

THE AGNUS DEI

The following may be sung or said here

 

Hymnal S158

O Lamb of God that takest away the sins of the world,
have mercy upon us.
O Lamb of God that takest away the sins of the world,
have mercy upon us.
O Lamb of God that takest away the sins of the world,
grant us thy peace.

 

THE MINISTRATION OF COMMUNION

Facing the People, the Celebrant may say the following invitation

Behold the Lamb of God, behold him who takes away the sins of the world. Blessed are those who are invited to the marriage supper of the Lamb.  John 1:29, Revelation 19:9

 

The Ministers receive the Sacrament in both kinds, and then immediately deliver it to the People.

The Bread and Cup are given to the communicants with these words

The Body of Christ, the bread of heaven.

The Blood of Christ, the cup of salvation.

During the ministration of Communion, hymns, psalms, or anthems may be sung. The Celebrant may offer a sentence of Scripture at the conclusion of the Communion.

 

THE POST COMMUNION PRAYER

After Communion, the Celebrant says

Let us pray.

Celebrant and People together pray the following,

Heavenly Father,
We thank you for feeding us with the spiritual food
of the most precious Body and Blood
of your Son our Savior Jesus Christ;
and for assuring us in these holy mysteries
that we are living members of the body of your Son,
and heirs of your eternal Kingdom.
And now, Father, send us out to do the work you have
given us to do,
to love and serve you as faithful witnesses of Christ our Lord.
To him, to you, and to the Holy Spirit,
be honor and glory, now and for ever. Amen.

 

THE BLESSING

The Bishop when present, or the Priest, gives this or an alternate blessing.

The peace of God, which passes all understanding, keep your hearts and minds in the knowledge and love of God, and of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord; and the blessing of God Almighty, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, be amongst you, and remain with you always.

 

THE DISMISSAL

The Deacon, or the Priest, may dismiss the People with these words

Go in peace to love and serve the Lord.
People Thanks be to God.

 

Recessional Hymn See Hymn Board #4

 

THE BENEDICTION

All praised, blessed, hallowed and adored be Jesus Christ upon his throne of glory in heaven, in the most holy sacrament of the altar, and in the hearts of his all faithful people on earth. May the souls of the faithful departed through the mercies of God rest in peace,
People and let light perpetual shine upon them. Amen.

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