Monday, May 7, 2012

After Holy Communion- Divine Liturgy series


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While the priest gives Communion to the people the congregation sings an appropriate hymn.

PRIEST: Save Your people, O God, and bless Your inheritance.

PEOPLE: We have seen the true light, we have received the heavenly Spirit, we have found the true faith, and we adore the undivided Trinity as it has saved us.

Priest (silently): Be You exalted, O God, above the heavens, and Your glory all over the earth. Blessed be our God:

PRIEST: Always, now and ever, and forever.

PEOPLE: Amen.

The priest goes to the Table of Preparation to consume the remainder or the Sacred Species. The altar boy pours wine and water into the chalice and the priest washes his fingers. The people sing the following while the priest is doing that:

PEOPLE: May our mouths be filled with Your praise, O Lord, so that we may sing Your glory, for You have deemed us worthy to partake of Your holy, divine, immortal and life-giving mysteries. Keep us in Your holiness, so that all day long we may learn Your righteousness. Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

PRIEST: Having received the divine, holy, most pure, immortal, heavenly and life-giving, awe some mysteries of Christ, let us worthily give thanks to the Lord.

PEOPLE: Lord, have mercy.

PRIEST: Help, save, have mercy and protect us, O God, by Your grace.

PEOPLE: Lord, have mercy.

PRIEST: Having prayed that this whole day be perfect, holy, peaceful and sinless, let us commend ourselves and one another, and our whole life, to Christ, our God.

PEOPLE: To You, O Lord.


go to this Ukrainian Catholic website for more

This article has some really well-developed theological thoughts on the Divine Liturgy

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