Make your own free website on Tripod.com

LITURGY OF THE LATIN-ORTHODOX RITE

Introductory Rites

Greeting;

Celebrant faces the congregation


P:  In the name of the Father, and of      
    the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.      .
C:  Amen.                                 

(form A)                                 
P:  The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ,   
    and the love of God                  
    and the fellowship of the Holy       
    Spirit be with you all.              
C:  And also with you.                   

(form B)                                 
P:  The grace and peace of God           
    our Father and the Lord              
    Jesus Christ be with you.            
C:  Blessed be God, the                  
    Father of our Lord Jesus Chirst.     
(or) And also with you.

(form C)                                 
P:  The Lord be with you.                
(or a bishop says "Peace be with you")   
C:  And also with you.                   

Penitential Rite          

Celebrant faces the Altar   

  (form A)

P: to prepare ourselves                   
    to celebrate the sacred mysteries,         
    let us call to mind our sins.  
           
A:  I confess to almighty God,             
    and to you, my brothers and           
    sisters, that I have sinned            
    through my own fault                   
    in my thoughts and in my words,       
    in what I have done,                  
    and in what I have failed to do.      
    And I ask blessed Mary, ever           
    virgin, all the angels and saints,     
    and you, my brothers and sisters,      
    to pray for me to the Lord our God.   
P:  May almighty God have mercy on us,    
    forgive us our sins,                   
    and bring us to everlasting life.      
C:  Amen.                                 
                                          

(form B)                                  
P:  Lord, we have sinned against you.     
C:  Lord, have mercy.                     
P:  Lord, show us your mercy and love.     
C:  And grant us your salvation.          
P:  May almighty God have mercy on us,    
    forgive us our sins,                   
    and bring us to everlasting life.      
C:  Amen.                                 
                                          

(form C)                                  
P:  You were sent to heal the contrite:    
    Lord have mercy.                      
C:  Lord have mercy.                      
P:  You came to call sinners:             
    Christ have mercy.                    
C:  Christ have mercy.                    
P:  You plead for us at the right hand    
      of the Father:                      
    Lord have mercy.                      
C:  Lord have mercy.                      
P:  May almighty God have mercy on us,    
    forgive us our sins,                  
    and bring us to everlasting life.    
C:  Amen.                                

Kyrie              

 Celebrant faces Altar  

       

(Omit if form C of the Penitential Rite was used) 
              
P:  Lord have mercy.                     
C:  Lord have mercy.                     
P:  Christ have mercy.                   
C:  Christ have mercy.                   
P:  Lord have mercy.                     
C:  Lord have mercy.                     

Gloria       

Celebrant faces Altar  (Omit during Advent and Lent)



A:  Glory to God in the highest,          
      and peace to his people on earth.    
                                          

    Lord God, heavenly King,              
    almighty God and Father,              
      we worship you,                      
      we give you thanks,                 
      we praise you for your glory.       
                                               

    Lord Jesus Christ,                      
      only Son of the Father,                 
    Lord God, Lamb of God,                   
                                          
    you take away the sin of the world,       
      have mercy on us;                      

                                           
                                             

    you are seated at the right               
      hand of the Father:                    
      receive our prayer.                 

    For you alone are the Holy One,          
    you alone are the Lord,                  
    you alone are the Most High,              
      Jesus Christ,                          
      with the Holy Spirit,                  
      in the glory of God the Father.        
    Amen.                                    .

Opening Prayer         

Celebrant faces Altar      



P:  Let us pray.                         
    (prayer)                             
C:  Amen.                                

Liturgy of the Word

First Reading      

Celebrant faces congregation    

L:  (after the reading)                  
    This is the word of the Lord.       
C:  Thanks be to God.                   

Responsorial Psalm      

Celebrant faces Altar         

Second Reading        

Celebrant faces congregation 



L:  (after the reading)                   
    This is the word of the Lord.         
C:  Thanks be to God.                     

Alleluia        

 Celebrant faces congregation       

Gospel     

                                                         

P:  The Lord be with you.                 
C:  And also with you.                   

P:  A reading from the holy gospel according to N.                      
C:  Glory to you, Lord.                  

P:  (after the reading) This is the gospel of the Lord.      
C:  Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.    

Homily                                                              

Profession of Faith     

 Celebrant faces Altar    

        

A:  We believe in one God,               
      the Father, the Almighty,           
      maker of heaven and earth,         
      of all that is seen and unseen.     
                                         

    We believe in one Lord,              
      Jesus Christ,                      
      the only Son of God,                
      eternally begotten of the Father,  
      God from God, Light from Light,       
      true God from true God,               
      begotten, not made,                   
        one in Being with the Father.       
    Through him all things were made.       
    For us men and our salvation,           
      he came down from heaven:             

    (All genuflect during these three lines)
    by the power of the Holy Spirit,         
      he was born of the Virgin Mary,        
      and became man.                       

    For our sake he was crucified            
      under Pontius Pilate,                  
      he suffered, died and was buried.      
      On the third day he rose again         
      in fulfillment of 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.           
                                             
      With the Father and the Son            
        he is worshiped and glorified.      
      He 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.                  

General Intercessions                

Liturgy of the Eucharist   

Celebrant faces Altar    

Preparation of the Altar and Gifts    



P:  Blessed are you, Lord,               
    God of all creation.                 
    Through your goodness we have        
    this bread to offer,                  
    which earth has given and human      
    hands have made.                     
    It will become for us                 
    the bread of life.                   
C:  Blessed be God forever.              

P:  Blessed are you, Lord,               
    God of all creation.                    
    Through your goodness we have           
    this wine to offer,                      
    fruit of the vine and work               
    of human hands.                          
    It will become our spiritual drink.     
C:  Blessed be God forever.               

P:  Pray, brethren, that our sacrifice     
    may be acceptable to God,              
    the almighty Father.                  
C:  May the Lord                           
    accept the sacrifice at your hands     
    for the praise and glory               
    of his name, for our good,             
    and the good of all his Church.       

Prayer over the Gifts                        
P:  (prayer)                              
C:  Amen.                                 

Eucharistic Prayer II                                      

P:  The Lord be with you.                
C:  And also with you.                   
P:  Lift up your hearts.                 
C:  We lift them up to the Lord.         
P:  Let us give thanks to the Lord        
    our God.                             
C:  It is right to give him              
    thanks and praise.

Preface                                                                         

(Usually with Eucharistic Prayer II)      
P:  Father, it is our duty and our         
    salvation, always and everywhere       
    to give you thanks                     
    through your beloved Son,              
    Jesus Christ.                          
                                          

    He is the Word through whom            
    you made the universe,                 
    the Savior you sent to redeem us.      
    By the power of the Holy Spirit,        
    he took flesh and was born              
    of the Virgin Mary.                    

    For our sake he opened up his arms      
    on the cross;                           
    he put an end to death                  
    and revealed the resurrection.          
    In this he fulfilled your will         
    and won for you a holy people.        

    And so we join the angels              
    and the saints                           
    in proclaiming your glory                
    as we sing (say):                        

Acclamation           

Faces the Altar. After the words of institution, the Priest kneels and bows in a partial prostration.  This is repeated for the Bread and for the Wine. 

A:  Holy, holy, holy Lord.               
    God of power and might.                  
    Heaven and earth are full               
    of your glory.                          
      Hosanna in the highest.                
    Blessed is he who comes                 
    in the name of the Lord.                 
      Hosanna in the highest.              

P:  Lord, you are holy indeed,            
    the fountain of all holiness.         
    Let your Spirit come upon these       
    gifts to make them holy,              
    so that they may become for us,       
    the body and blood of our Lord,       
      Jesus Christ.                      

    Before he was given up to death,         
    a death he freely accepted,              
    he took bread, gave you thanks.          
    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.       

    When supper was ended, he took           
    the cup.  Again he gave you              
    thanks and praise, gave the cup          
    to his disciples, and said:             

    TAKE THIS, ALL OF YOU,                  
    AND DRINK FROM IT:                      
    THIS IS THE CUP OF MY BLOOD,            
    THE BLOOD OF THE NEW AND                
    EVERLASTING COVENANT.                    
    IT WILL BE SHED FOR YOU                  
    AND FOR ALL MEN                         
    SO THAT SINS ARE FORGIVEN.              
    DO THIS IN MEMORY OF ME.                

Memorial Acclamation                           

P:  Let us proclaim the mystery        
    of faith:

A:  Christ has died,                     
    Christ is risen,                     
    Christ will come again.              

P:  In memory of his death               
    and resurrection,                    
    we offer you, Father,               
    this life-giving bread,              
    this saving cup.                     
    We thank you                         
    for counting us worthy               
    to stand in your presence            
    and serve you.                      

    May all of us who share                  
      in the body and blood of Christ        
    be brought together in the unity         
    by the Holy Spirit.                     

    Lord, remember your Church                
    throughout the world;                     
    make us grow in love,                    
    together with N. our Pope,                
    N., our bishop, and all the clergy.      

    Remember our brothers                    
    and sisters                              
    who have gone to their rest              
    in the hope of rising again;            
    bring them and all the departed          
    into the light of your presence.         
    Have mercy on us all;                   
    make us worthy to share eternal          
    life, with Mary,                         
    the virgin mother of God,                
    with the apostles,                       
    and with all the saints who have          
    done your will throughout the ages.       
    May we praise you in union                
    with them,                               
    and give you glory                        
    through your Son, Jesus Christ.          

Concluding Doxolgy      

The Celebrant crosses his arms holding the Chalice and the Paten up for the congregation. 

(Faces the Altar)

P:  Through him,                           
    with him,                             
    and in him,                           
    in the unity of the Holy Spirit,      
    all glory and honor is yours,         
    almighty Father, for ever and ever.   
C:  Amen.                                 

Communion Rite                            

P:  Let us pray                            
    with confidence to the Father          
    in the words our Savior gave us:      
A:  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.             

Doxology                                                           

P:  Deliver us, Lord, from every evil,     
    and grant us peace in our day.        
   In your mercy                             
      keep us free from sin                  
    and protect us from all anxiety          
    as we wait in joyful hope for the        
    coming of our Savior, Jesus Christ.      
C:  For the kingdom,                        
      the power, and the glory              
      are yours, now and forever.          
                                           
                                          

Sign of Peace                                                            

P:  Lord Jesus Christ,                    
      you said to your apostles:          
    I leave you peace,                    
      my peace I give you.                
    Look not on our sins,                 
      but on the faith of your Church,    
    and grant us the peace                
      and unity of your kingdom            
    where you live for ever and ever.    
C:  Amen.                                   
                                          
P:  The peace of the Lord                
    be with you always.                  
C:  And also with you.                   
P:  Let us offer each other 
    the sign of peace.

Breaking of the Bread                                

A:  Lamb of God, you take away            
    the sins of the world,               
      have mercy on us.                    

    Lamb of God, you take away            
    the sins of the world,               
 mercy on us.                          

    Lamb of God, you take away               
    the sins of the world,                  
    have grant us peace.                    

P:  This is the Lamb of God who takes      
    away the sins of the world.             
    Happy are those who are called         
    to his supper.                        
A:  Lord, I am not worthy to receive       
    you, but only say the word             
    and I shall be healed.                

Communion                                                             

P:  The body of Christ.                  
C:  Amen.       
If by intinction                         

P:  The blood of Christ.               
C:  Amen.                              

Prayer After Communion                                    

P:  Let us pray.                         
    (prayer)                             
C:  Amen.                                

Concluding Rite                            

P:  The Lord be with you.                 
C:  And also with you.                   
                                  
                                      
                                      
                                      

Blessing               

Faces the people                                           

(form A)                                 
P:  May almighty God bless you,         
    the Father, and the Son,             
    and the Holy Spirit.                
C:  Amen.                               


(form B)                               
P:  Bow your heads                      
    and pray for God's blessing.       
    (prayer)                           
P:  May almighty God bless you,         
    the Father, and the Son,            
    and the Holy Spirit.               
C:  Amen.                              

(form C)                               
P:  (prayer)                           
    And may the blessing                
    of almighty God,                    
    the Father, and the Son,             
    and the Holy Spirit,                 
    come upon you                         
    and remain with you for ever.         
C:  Amen.                                 


Dismissal                               

P:  The Mass is ended, go in peace.     
C:  Thanks be to God.                   


The Altar faces the East and the Celebrant faces the same direction as the congregation. 

There are no women giving out Communion or touching Sacred Vessels. 

Communion is by Bread only unless by intinction at the option of the Priest.

Women are expected to have a head covering during the Liturgy. 

The people kneel for reception of the Eucharist.

Altar servers are male only.

The Liturgy is in English or the vernacular.