AGAPE LITURGY

Orthodox Liturgy as modified by St. Hippolytus

This Liturgy is older than even the St. John Chrysostom Liturgy

History: 

Note from the Primate; Metropolitan Archbishop +Joseph Thaddeus, OSB, SSJt., Ph.D.:

My dear students and those who teach... the words that follow are not necessarily my own but that which comes down to us through time and history as FACT!  We have learned of the historicity as a result of one whose eagerness as a result of finding that the ORTHODOX faith IS THE FAITH ESTABLISHED BY JESUS CHRIST and His Holy Apostles. 

Yet, we must not only look and review history, we must also do the same with our spirit, stirring up our mental molecules and recognizing that while Jurisdictions (Those who call themselves by nationalistic names such as us, the American Orthodox Church and the North American Orthodox Church as well as the Greek Orthodox, Ukrainian Orthodox, Russian Orthodox and many others including the Roman Jurisdiction of the Catholic Church are all CATHOLIC, except that the ORTHODOX is the Ground, Root and Base of all things CHRISTIAN as BEING CATHOLIC) in and of themselves may sometimes alter, modify or re-write history to suit their own stunted political agendas which sometimes involve centuries of psychological manipulation on the whole of society; this Jurisdiction must not and cannot!  That is the bottom line... As a result of this belief and understanding which we believe is being One in, with and through Jesus Christ Himself, the Holy Apostles and all who have died for the true faith... we provide the following as a means to show how often we can be duped into believing a lie as truth and truth as a lie... Let us be clear on what our faith demands which also means we must be honest with historical truth too

+Thaddeus the Repentant Unworthy one and Fool for Jesus Christ!

St. Hippolytus came from Alexandria to Rome. He brought the liturgy with him to Rome from Alexandria. While many believe this is a Western Rite Liturgy, it really is not!  The only reason many believe (the horrendous error) that it is a Western Rite Liturgy is because it was adopted by the Roman Jurisdiction of the Catholic Church and most all of the Roman Liturgies are based from this one. 

Meanwhile, in time, St. Chrysostom began standardizing a liturgy based on St. Basil.  In essence, the St. Hippolytus liturgy was the beginning of standardized liturgy in the Eastern church and it was later changed which some believe made it different by adoption later in the Eastern Orthodox (Catholic) church history.

In reality, the St. Hippolytus liturgy is not a Western Rite Liturgy at all except and only based on the fact that the East adopted a different liturgy later and the Roman Jurisdiction of the Catholic Church based all other liturgies on this one.

The point to all of this is that many seminaries, including some of our own WOTI material may be a bit misleading and definitely slanted to the Eastern Orthodox  teaching of the history regarding church liturgy, it is only dealing with the St. Chrysostom liturgy and it's history as if it was from the beginning and none other ever existed. This is a biased history teaching which will, in due time, be corrected to reflect a more accurate understanding..

Let it be understood that We (all of us in this jurisdiction who are Orthodox) - - -  that we have understood the truth of Christianity being established in that which is today called and known as Orthodoxy.

Many of us came over and have thrown ourselves into Orthodox Catholic Christianity, not for the sake of the Orthodox Church itself as an entity or institutionalized church, but for the sake of Jesus Christ Himself and the relationship of all who come to the church, come to Him and in turn by Him, in Him and through Him we are in communion with the Father in spirit and in truth. 

All of us are clergy, are members, along with the faithful, for one important (life and death) purpose... we are here to bring lost souls to the truth of Christ, to serve the church and by serving the church we are serving the church on earth and in Heaven which is to serve Jesus Christ Himself!  Because of, and for the Life and Teachings of Jesus Christ - - - we cannot tolerate a schism except for heresy and heresy alone.

The Official Liturgy of

the

 

American Orthodox Church

(North American Orthodox Church)

and all who are with us in both spirit and in truth

(C) 2004 CONFEDERATION OF AMERICAN ORTHODOX BENEDICTINE, American Orthodox Church (North American Orthodox Church) MARCH 17, 2001, SEASIDE, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA - June 21, 2004, Deming New Mexico, U.S.A.

ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

ORDER OF THE DIVINE LITURGY

(Celebrant enters in procession carrying the Bible high above his head. Upon reaching the Altar, he reverences the Altar, turns toward the people and blesses the people three times.

(P) BLESSED IS THE KINGDOM OF GOD THE + FATHER, THE SON AND THE HOLY SPIRIT NOW AND UNTO AGES OF AGES.

ONE IS HOLY + ONE IS LORD + JESUS CHRIST, TO THE GLORY OF GOD THE FATHER.

THE GRACE OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST, THE LOVE OF GOD AND THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE HOLY SPIRIT BE WITH YOU ALL.

Rx: AND ALSO WITH YOU.

(The Celebrant faces the Altar)

(P) LET US CONFESS TO GOD AND TO EACH OTHER THAT WE HAVE SINNED THROUGH OUR OWN FAULT:

(ALL) O GOD, I HAVE COMMITTED INIQUITY, TRANSGRESSED AND SINNED BEFORE YOU AND MY FELLOW MAN, IN MY THOUGHTS, IN MY WORDS, AND IN MY DEEDS; I AND MY HOUSE. O GOD, FORGIVE THE INIQUITIES AND TRANSGRESSIONS AND SINS WHICH I HAVE COMMITTED AND TRANSGRESSED AND SINNED BEFORE YOU, I AND MY HOUSE, AS IT IS WRITTEN IN THE LAW OF YOUR SERVANT MOSES,

FOR ON THIS DAY SHALL ATONEMENT BE MADE FOR YOU, TO CLEANSE YOU; FROM ALL YOUR SINS SHALL YOU BE CLEAN BEFORE THE LORD.

BLESSED BE THE NAME OF THE GLORY OF HIS KINGDOM FOR AGES AND AGES. AMEN.

(P) LORD HAVE MERCY

(ALL) LORD HAVE MERCY

(P) CHRIST HAVE MERCY

(ALL) CHRIST HAVE MERCY

(P) LORD HAVE MERCY

(ALL) LORD HAVE MERCY

(P) 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 SINS 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.

(ALL): AMEN.

(P) FORGIVE US, O’FATHER, FOR WE HAVE SINNED; PARDON US, O’GREAT KING, FOR WE HAVE TRANSGRESSED; YOU PARDON AND FORGIVE, HAVE MERCY ON US.  BLESSED ARE YOU, O LORD OUR GOD, YOU WHO ARE GRACIOUS AND DO ABUNDANTLY FORGIVE US OUR SINS, FORGETTING THEM AS IF THEY NEVER WERE, THROUGH CHRIST OUR LORD.

(ALL): AMEN.

LORD JESUS, LOOK UPON OUR AFFLICTION AND PLEAD OUR CAUSE, AND REDEEM US SPEEDILY FOR YOUR NAME’S SAKE; FOR YOU ARE OUR MIGHTY REDEEMER. BLESSED ARE YOU, O’LORD, THE REDEEMER OF ISRAEL AND THE WHOLE INHABITED WORLD.

BLESS THIS YEAR UNTO US, O’LORD OUR GOD, TOGETHER WITH EVERY KIND OF THE PRODUCE THEREOF FOR OUR WELFARE; GIVE A BLESSING TO THE FACE OF THE EARTH. O’SATISFY US WITH YOUR GOODNESS AND BLESS OUR YEAR LIKE OTHER GOOD YEARS WITH SPIRITUAL AND TEMPORAL PROSPERITY, GOOD FORTUNE AND ANSWERED PRAYER FROM YOUR BOUNTY THROUGH JESUS YOUR CHRIST.

SOUND THE GREAT HORN FOR OUR FREEDOM; LIFT UP THE CROSS AND GATHER OUR EXILES, GATHER US FROM THE FOUR CORNERS OF THE INHABITED EARTH. BLESSED ARE YOU, O GOD, WHO GATHERS THE BANISHED ONES OF YOUR PEOPLE ISRAEL.

LORD JESUS, TO YOUR CITY JERUSALEM RETURN IN MERCY AND DWELL THEREIN AS YOU HAVE SPOKEN; REBUILD IT SOON IN OUR DAYS AS AN EVERLASTING BUILDING AND SPEEDILY SET UP THEREIN THE THRONE OF DAVID. BLESSED ARE YOU, THE ANOINTED ONE, WHO REBUILDS JERUSALEM.

COME LORD JESUS, COME. DO NOT DELAY FURTHER.

(ALL) COME LORD JESUS, COME QUICKLY.

(P) ALL THOSE WHO BELIEVE ON YOUR CHRIST HAVE A SHARE IN THE WORLD TO COME FOR IT IS WRITTEN:YOUR PEOPLE ALSO SHALL BE ALL RIGHTEOUS, THEY SHALL INHERIT THE LAND FOR EVER; THE BRANCH OF MY PLANTING, THE WORK OF MY HANDS THAT I MAY BE GLORIFIED.

(ALL) WE DO CONFESS AND BELIEVE.

(P) THESE ARE THOSE WHO HAVE NO SHARE IN THE WORLD TO COME; HE THAT SAYS THERE IS NO RESURRECTION OF THE DEAD PRESCRIBED IN THE LAW, HE THAT DOES WORSHIP WITH INFIDELS AND NONBELIEVERS, HE THAT UTTERS CURSES AND DOES EVIL AND HE WHO PRONOUNCES YOUR INEFFABLE NAME WITHOUT REGARD.

(ALL) WE DO CONFESS AND BELIEVE.

(P) NOW, LISTEN TO ME ALL YOU WHO HAVE ENTERED INTO THE BLOOD COVENANT AND I WILL DISCLOSE TO YOU THE WAY OF WISDOM. ASK GOD FOR WISDOM, AND YOU SHALL BE BLESSED.

(ALL) WE DO ASK AND RECEIVE BY FAITH.

(P) ASK OF GOD FOR PRUDENCE AND KNOWLEDGE AND IT WILL BE MINISTERED UNTO YOU.

(ALL) WE DO ASK AND RECEIVE BY FAITH.

(P) APPROACH BOLDLY TO THE THRONE OF GRACE THAT YOU MIGHT RECEIVE THE INHERITANCE OF THE BELIEVER WHO DOES THE WILL OF GOD REVEALED IN HIS CHRIST.

(ALL) WE DO ASK AND RECEIVE BY FAITH.

(P) RECEIVE BY FAITH AND GOOD WORKS BEFITTING YOUR HIGH CALLING IN THE BLOOD OF THE LAMB.

NONE WHO HAVE ENTERED INTO THE BLOOD COVENANT SHALL ENTER INTO THE SANCTUARY NOT MADE BY HUMAN HANDS SAVE THOSE WHO LIVE THEIR FAITH AND PROFESS WITH THEIR MOUTH AND THEIR HEART.

(ALL) WE KEEP THE COVENANT WITH THEM THAT LOVE HIM AND KEEP HIS COMMANDMENTS TO A THOUSAND GENERATIONS.

(P) IF WE SHALL SIN, WE HAVE ONE WHO IS ABLE TO UNDERSTAND, AS HE WAS TEMPTED IN ALL THINGS BUT DID NOT SIN; HE WHO LIVES TO MAKE INTERCESSION FOR THE SAINTS. BLESSED BE JESUS THE CHRIST NOW AND UNTO AGES AND AGES.

(ALL) BLESSED BE JESUS THE CHRIST NOW AND UNTO AGES AND AGES.

(P) THOSE WHO REJECT THE STONE WHICH HAS BECOME THE CORNER STONE ARE RENEGADES, FOR WHOM THERE IS NO HOPE; THEY ARE THE ARROGANT WHO SHALL BE ROOTED OUT OF THE KINGDOM IN OUR DAY AND IN A MOMENT BE BLOTTED OUT FROM MEMORY AND STRICKEN FROM THE BOOK OF LIFE AND WITH THE RIGHTEOUS THEY WILL NOT BE INSCRIBED. BLESSED ARE YOU O LORD WHO HUMBLES THE ARROGANT AND PUNISHES THE UNREPENTANT.

(ALL) BLESSED ARE YOU O LORD.

LITURGY OF THE WORD:

(P) HEAR O ISRAEL THE LORD OUR GOD IS ONE LORD. YOU SHALL LOVE THE LORD YOUR GOD WITH YOUR WHOLE HEART, AND WITH YOUR WHOLE SOUL AND WITH YOUR WHOLE STRENGTH. THESE WORDS WHICH I COMMAND YOU THIS DAY SHALL BE IN YOUR HEART.

(Celebrant faces the people)

FIRST READING:

PSALM

SECOND READING (IF ANY)

(With fingers against the edge of the High Altar, the Celebrant prays)

(P) ALMIGHTY GOD, CLEANSE MY HEART AND MY LIPS THAT I MAY WORTHILY PROCLAIM YOUR HOLY GOSPEL

GOSPEL ANTIPHON:

READING OF THE GOSPEL:

(P) BY THE WORDS OF THE GOSPEL, MAY OUR SINS BE BLOTTED OUT

HOMILY:

(ALL)  I BELIEVE IN ONE GOD, THE FATHER THE ALMIGHTY, MAKER OF HEAVEN AND EARTH AND ALL THAT IS SEEN AND UNSEEN.

I BELIEVE IN ONE LORD, JESUS THE 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

Genuflect

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.

I BELIEVE IN THE HOLY SPIRIT, THE LORD, THE GIVER OF LIFE WHO PROCEEDS FROM THE FATHER WHO, WITH THE FATHER AND THE SON HE IS WORSHIPED AND GLORIFIED.  HE HAS SPOKEN THROUGH THE PROPHETS. I BELIEVE IN ONE, HOLY, CATHOLIC AND APOSTOLIC CHURCH. I ACKNOWLEDGE ONE BAPTISM FOR THE FORGIVENESS OF SINS. I LOOK FOR THE RESURRECTION OF THE DEAD + AND LIFE IN THE WORLD TO COME. AMEN.

LITURGY OF THE EUCHARIST:

(The Celebrant places the Bible on the Altar open to John, Chapter I, and places the Corporal over the open Bible. The Corporal is placed in such a way that the red cross is flat on the Altar. The Host is on the Paten and the Paten is resting on the Corporal. Elevating the Paten, the Celebrant prays:)

(P) BLESSED ARE YOU O LORD OUR GOD AND GOD OF OUR FATHERS, GOD OF ABRAHAM, GOD OF ISAAC AND GOD OF JACOB, THE GREAT, MIGHTY AND REVERED GOD, THE MOST HIGH GOD WHO BESTOWS LOVING KINDNESS AND POSSESS ALL THINGS; WHO REMEMBERS THE PIUS DEEDS OF THE PATRIARCHS, AND IN LOVE SENT A REDEEMER TO THEIR CHILDREN’S CHILDREN FOR YOUR NAME’S SAKE. O KING, HELPER, SAVIOR AND SHIELD: BLESSED ARE YOU O LORD, THE SHIELD OF ABRAHAM FOR THROUGH YOUR GOODNESS WE HAVE THIS BREAD TO OFFER WHICH EARTH HAS GIVEN AND HUMAN HANDS HAVE MADE. IT WILL BECOME THE BREAD OF LIFE.

(ALL) BLESSED BE GOD FOR EVER.

(The Celebrant pours wine and a little water into the Chalice and prays:)

(P)  BY THE MYSTERY OF THIS WATER AND WINE, MAY WE COME TO SHARE IN THE DIVINITY OF YOUR CHRIST WHO HUMBLED HIMSELF TO SHARE IN OUR HUMANITY.

(Elevating the Chalice)

(P) BLESSED ARE YOU O LORD OUR GOD AND GOD OF OUR FATHERS, GOD OF ABRAHAM, GOD OF ISAAC, AND GOD OF JACOB, THE GREAT, MIGHTY AND REVERED GOD, THE MOST HIGH GOD, WHO BESTOWS LOVING KINDNESS AND POSSESS ALL THINGS; WHO REMEMBERS THE PIUS DEEDS OF THE PATRIARCHS AND IN LOVE BROUGHT A REDEEMER TO THEIR CHILDREN’S CHILDREN FOR YOUR NAME’S SAKE. O KING, HELPER, SAVIOR AND SHIELD; BLESSED ARE YOU O GOD THE SHIELD OF ABRAHAM FOR THROUGH YOUR GOODNESS WE HAVE THIS WINE TO OFFER, FRUIT OF THE VINE, THE WORK OF HUMAN HANDS. IT WILL BECOME OUR SPIRITUAL DRINK.

(ALL) BLESSED BE GOD FOR EVER.

(P) LORD, WE ASK YOU TO RECEIVE US AND BE PLEASED WITH THE SACRIFICE WE OFFER YOU WITH HUMBLE AND CONTRITE HEARTS.

LAVABO

(P) LORD WASH AWAY MY INIQUITY AND CLEANSE ME FROM MY SINS.

(Turning to the people)

(P) PRAY BRETHREN THAT YOUR SACRIFICE AND MINE MAY BE ACCEPTABLE TO GOD OUR ALMIGHTY FATHER.

(ALL) MAY THE LORD ACCEPT THIS SACRIFICE AT YOUR HANDS FOR THE PRAISE AND GLORY OF HIS NAME, FOR OUR GOOD AND THE GOOD OF ALL HIS CHURCH.

(P) THE LORD BE WITH YOU.

(ALL) AND ALSO WITH YOU.

(P) LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS.

(ALL) WE HAVE LIFTED THEM UP TO THE LORD.

(P) LET US GIVE THANKS TO THE LORD OUR GOD.

(ALL) IT IS RIGHT TO GIVE HIM THANKS AND PRAISE.

PREFACE:

(P)  IT IS TRULY RIGHT, FITTING AND PROPER FOR OUR SALVATION TO PRAISE YOU TO WORSHIP YOU, TO GLORIFY YOU AND TO GIVE YOU THANKS THROUGH JESUS THE CHRIST, OUR LORD. YOU ARE THE FASHIONER OF EVERY CREATURE, VISIBLE AND INVISIBLE, AND THE SOURCE OF ALL LIFE AND IMMORTALITY. YOU ARE GOD AND MASTER OF ALL, WHOSE PRAISE IS SUNG BY THE HEAVENS AND ALL THEIR POWERS. WE JOIN IN PRAISING YOU TOGETHER WITH THE HEAVENLY JERUSALEM, THE SPIRITS OF THE JUST HAVING BEEN MADE PERFECT, THE PROPHETS AND MARTYRS, THE APOSTLES AND ANGELS, ARCHANGELS, THE CHERUBIM AND SERAPHIM AS THEY SING OUT WITH THEIR UNENDING SONGS OF GLORY AND NEVER ENDING HYMNS OF PRAISE.

(Celebrant falls on one knee and rises at "Blessed is He")

(P)  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.

HAVE MERCY ON US, LORD GOD, THE FATHER, THE ALMIGHTY. HAVE MERCY ON US, GOD OUR SAVIOR. HAVE MERCY ON US, O GOD, IN ACCORDANCE WITH YOUR GREATNESS.

SEND UPON THESE GIFTS YOUR ALL HOLY SPIRIT (HANDS OVER THE GIFTS) THE LORD AND GIVER OF LIFE, ENTHRONED WITH YOU FATHER AND WITH YOUR ONLY BEGOTTEN SON, CO-REIGNING, CONSUBSTANTIAL AND CO-ETERNAL. HAVING COME WITH HIS HOLY AND GLORIOUS PRESENCE

MAY HE SANCTIFY THIS BREAD + THAT IT MAY BECOME THE HOLY BODY OF YOUR CHRIST, AND THIS WINE + THAT IT MAY BECOME THE PRECIOUS BLOOD OF YOUR CHRIST. MAY THIS OFFERING BECOME FOR ALL WHO PARTAKE OF IT THE SOURCE OF FORGIVENESS OF SINS AND EVERLASTING LIFE.

WE MAKE THIS OFFERING TO YOU, MASTER, FOR YOUR HOLY PLACES WHICH YOU BLESSED BY THE DIVINE EPIPHANY OF YOUR CHRIST AND BY THE VISITATION OF YOUR ALL HOLY AND LIFE GIVING SPIRIT; ESPECIALLY FOR HOLY JERUSALEM, THE MOTHER OF ALL THE CHURCHES AND FOR YOUR ONE, HOLY, CATHOLIC AND APOSTOLIC CHURCH THROUGHOUT THE WHOLE INHABITED WORLD. BESTOW UPON US ALL, THE LIVING AND THE DEAD, AND UPON THE AMERICAN ORTHODOX CHURCH,  NORTH AMERICAN ORTHODOX CHURCH AND UPON ALL FAITHFUL ORTHODOX IN ALL OTHER JURISDICTIONS YOUR HOLY AND LIFE GIVING SPIRIT.

THE DAY BEFORE HE SUFFERED, HE TOOK BREAD INTO HIS HOLY AND VENERABLE HANDS, RAISING HIS EYES TO YOU HIS HEAVENLY FATHER HE GAVE YOU THANKS AND PRAISE; BLESSED IT, BROKE IT AND GAVE IT TO HIS DISCIPLES SAYING:

TAKE AND EAT OF THIS ALL OF YOU, FOR THIS IS MY BODY.

IN LIKE MANNER, AFTER HE HAD DRANK, HE TOOK THE CUP, RAISING HIS EYES TO YOU HIS HEAVENLY FATHER HE GAVE YOU THANKS AND PRAISE, BLESSED IT; GAVE IT TO HIS DISCIPLES SAYING:

TAKE THIS ALL OF YOU AND DRINK FROM IT. THIS IS THE CUP OF MY BLOOD, THE BLOOD OF THE NEW AND EVER LASTING COVENANT. IT WILL BE SHED FOR YOU AND FOR MANY THAT SINS MAY BE FORGIVEN. AS OFTEN AS YOU SHALL DO THIS, DO THIS IN MEMORY OF ME.

(After the words of institution over the bread and again after the words of institution over the wine, the Celebrant does a partial prostration and prays:

(P) HOLY GOD, MIGHTY GOD, GOD IMMORTAL BE ADORED AND PRAISED. (3x)

REMEMBER LORD, OUR PARENTS AND FRIENDS, RELATIVES AND BRETHREN BOTH LIVING AND DEAD (NAME THEM)

ALL THESE ORTHODOX REMEMBER, LORD, THOSE WE HAVE REMEMBERED AND THOSE WE HAVE NOT. GIVE THEM HEAVENLY THINGS IN RETURN FOR THINGS EARTHLY, INCORRUPTIBLE FOR CORRUPTIBLE, EVER LASTING FOR THINGS TEMPORARY IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROMISE OF YOUR CHRIST, FOR YOU HAVE AUTHORITY OF LIFE AND DEATH.

ALSO, BE PLEASED TO REMEMBER THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN WELL PLEASING TO YOU FROM THE BEGINNING OF TIME, GENERATION BY GENERATION: THE HOLY FATHERS, MOTHERS, PATRIARCHS, PROPHETS, APOSTLES, MARTYRS, CONFESSORS, TEACHERS, ASCETICS AND EVERY RIGHTEOUS SPIRIT MADE PERFECT IN FAITH.

(Elevation of the Chalice)

THROUGH HIM, WITH HIM AND IN HIM IN THE UNITY OF THE HOLY SPIRIT ALL GLORY AND HONOR ARE YOURS ALMIGHTY FATHER FOR EVER AND EVER.

(ALL) AMEN.

(The Celebrant restores the Host to the Paten and turning to the people with the Chalice in the right hand and the Paten in the left - crosses his arms and blesses the people)

HOLY THINGS + FOR HOLY PEOPLE, ONE IS HOLY + ONE IS LORD + JESUS CHRIST, TO THE GLORY OF GOD THE FATHER. AMEN

GOD OF MIRACLES, WONDERS AND SIGNS, JESUS TAUGHT US TO CALL YOU OUR FATHER. WITH FAITH WE PRAY IN THE WORDS OUR SAVIOR TAUGHT US.

(P)  OUR FATHER ETC....

 (ALL) 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 THE CHRIST.

(ALL) FOR THE KINGDOM, THE POWER AND THE GLORY ARE YOURS NOW AND FOR EVER.

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 HOLY ORTHODOX CHURCH AND GRANT US THE PEACE AND UNITY OF YOUR KINGDOM WHERE YOU LIVE FOR EVER AND EVER. AMEN.

(Turning to the people)

(P)  THE PEACE OF THE LORD BE WITH YOU.

(Rx) AND ALSO WITH YOU.

(P)  LET US OFFER TO EACH OTHER A SIGN OF THAT PEACE.

(Here a few moments for an exchange)

(P)  LAMB OF GOD YOU TAKE AWAY THE SINS OF THE WORLD, HAVE MERCY ON US.

(P)  LAMB OF GOD, YOU TAKE AWAY THE SINS OF THE WORLD, HAVE MERCY ON US.

(P)  LAMB OF GOD, YOU TAKE AWAY THE SINS OF THE WORLD, GRANT US PEACE.

(Turning to the people with the Chalice and the Host displayed above it, the Celebrant prays)

(P)  THIS IS THE LAMB OF GOD WHO TAKES AWAY THE SINS OF THE WORLD, HAPPY ARE WE WHO ARE CALLED TO HIS SUPPER.

(ALL) LORD I AM NOT WORTHY TO RECEIVE YOU, SAY THE WORD AND MY SOUL SHALL BE HEALED.

BREAKING OF THE BREAD

MINGLING OF THE BREAD PARTICLE WITH THE WINE:

(P)  MAY THE UNION OF THE ALL HOLY BODY AND PRECIOUS BLOOD OF OUR LORD AND SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST PRESERVE US UNTO ETERNAL LIFE.

(P)  MAY THE BODY OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST PRESERVE MY SOUL UNTO LIFE EVER LASTING.

(P)  MAY THE PRECIOUS BLOOD OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST PRESERVE MY SOUL UNTO LIFE EVER LASTING.

ABLUTION OF THE CHALICE AND FINGERS

(P)  WE THANK YOU, LORD JESUS, THAT YOU HAVE COUNTED US WORTHY TO PARTAKE OF YOUR BODY AND BLOOD FOR FORGIVENESS OF SINS AND EVERLASTING LIFE. KEEP US, WE ENTREAT YOU, FREE FROM ALL CONDEMNATION AS YOU ARE GOOD AND LOVE MANKIND.

FINAL BLESSING

(P)  THE MASS IS ENDED, LET US GO FORTH TO LOVE AND SERVE THE LORD BY LOVING AND SERVING EACH OTHER.  May the Lord Bless you one, bless you all in the Name of the + Father, the + Son, and of the + Holy Spirit. Amen!

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Daily News is very important to those who are true Orthodox Catholic Christians.  For without knowing or gaining information for understanding about what is happening in one's local area and around the world, you could  find yourself faced with denied services in the secular area, lack of income, even (although it sounds far-fetched) ability to worship openly for the time is not far off when all will have to decide if they wish to follow the Anti-Christ through the One World Church and One World Government as prophesied by the Apocalypse, the Book of Revelation of St. John or follow the faith delivered once and for all which will cause for many to be denied the abilities to survive under those kind of conditions, causing for one to consider other options. 

 

Many of those who subscribe to, and some who have caused or are the cause for, these things to happen are involved in or with the Roman Jurisdiction of the Catholic Church (which is not the seat of all things "Catholic") as well as its protestant daughters such as the cultic Jehovah's Witnesses, the Pentecostal Churches, the Church of Latter Day Saints also known as the Mormon Church and far too many more to list. 

 

Yet, at this web site we do provide some of the reasons about why they are opined to be the harbingers of that which is prophesied in Holy Scripture for the bringing about of the End Times which we have already entered.  It is not necessarily their individual members or parishioners that should be blamed since they are only the "Sheep" and not the Shepherds... So do not think we castigate individual people of themselves as we castigate those "money changers" who Jesus Christ chased out of His Father's House as the Bible Describes; for they exist in these present times too.

 

Events are already rushing toward that time in which this is beginning to happen and will become more fully wide-spread. In these present times all you need to really do is look around both your local and larger areas as to what is really on-going through.  Things so very little or miniscule that they are barely noticeable except to the more informed observer may become apparent. 

Those little things are the laws of the land, economics, politics, the degrading and erosion of those rights and liberties afforded by the Constitution of these United States of America and many other things such as the manner with which entertainments have taken over much of the populace, entering into and becoming a major focus in worship, and more. 

We ask you, if you don't want to believe us... Have you heard, seen or found what is termed (of the many terms being used) that there are "holding areas" or "camps" or "Closed/Fenced communities" being built by GOVERNMENT? 

Here in North America, especially in the United States of America, we must admit that what Russia has come out of (a communistic, atheist country) we are entering into.  And one last thing that needs also to be understood... Something very important to those of you who are "Catholic" in the Roman sense of its jurisdiction....   And, we believe this also holds true for many who are "Orthodox" whether "Eastern" or "Western"....

[ * Non-Denominational = Synchrestic Ecumenism, Disease of Scholasticism, altering the Life and Teachings of Jesus Christ to accommodate the disease of Political Correctness and CULTIC PROTESTANTISM, and the Roman Jurisdiction (Latin Church = Vatican) of the Catholic Church) breaking of - or failure and refusal to respect and abide by  - the ancient Seven Ecumenical "Do Not" Canons which leaves everything else open to God's gift of creativity... failure & refusal to abide by and have respect for those who diligently protect one of the other Pillars of the Church, the Seals of the Confessional, but "Non-Denominational" also includes worshiping Satan's religion of Muslim, Islam by praying with them and other heretics such as 'Pentecostalism,' 'Jehovah's Witnesses,' 'Mormons,' 'Church of Christ,' any so-called church with "Community Church" in their nomenclature and others who by their false and misleading dogmas and doctrines are actually against the Life and Teachings of Jesus Christ upon whom and for exacting reason we are called "Christian" in both spirit and truth from which non-denominational protestant sectarian claimants have departed from as being so-called Christian] Only a skilled spiritual father can help you!

Remember: You cannot ride two horses or serve two masters for one of them will be harmed by your thoughts, your very words and your actions which is to blaspheme the Holy Ghost (Spirit) who will depart from you.  And when the Holy Spirit departs, the great deceiver (unbeknownst to you) will rush in to fill the void under disguise of being the Holy Spirit!  Testing of the Holy Spirit to insure it is the Holy Spirit does not, for many a Sectarian Protestant and Roman, work because the Great Deceiver (Satan) is most skilled in worming and snaking his charms around your mind and heart to feign being the Holy Spirit.  Remember, Satan has the same gifts similar to the Holy Spirit but Satan's gifts are UN-HOLY and lead all who accept him (unbeknownst to you) to perdition.

 

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The lives of monks consist of a podvig [(spiritual struggle) exploit] of repentance and of withdrawal from the world. They flee from judging their neighbor in his moral falls, considering themselves to be sinners and the worst of all men.

But, when it is demanded of monks and other clergy, that they remain humble and indifferent to questions of faith, then do they cast off humility and obedience. It is demanded of them, by the conscience of the Church, the faith in and for the Life and Teachings of Jesus Christ that They rise up when the truth of Orthodoxy is threatened. They are supported in this by a living conscience and by a sense of responsibility for that faith for which our forebears-martyrs and confessors alike-sacrificed everything, even their very lives.  As a result we have opted to present to you the story about "Modern Day Ecumenism and its horrors" along with various links to who just a few of these Synchrestic Ecumenists are who threaten the root and branch of Christianity as exists in true Orthodox Catholic Christianity (Both Orthodox and Roman)!

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"I understand the idea of sodomy and homosexuality, but to say that homosexuality is not a sin is incorrect and not just in my mind but all of Orthodoxy and again, not just in Orthodoxy but all of Catholicism and again, not simply all of Catholicism but all of Christianity with the exception of those who have this in their personal life as sin or are very close to someone who does. Celibacy or Married Life is the ultimate ideal.  For both Homosexuality and Heterosexuality are truly sinful if... and below is the hard part of this understanding..." (Ed. Note: We have never said "homosexuality is not a sin or okay... however, there are those who, being homosexual, are that way for a variety of reasons.  Jesus Christ talked of these kinds as referring to Eunuchs.  The conversion tactics employed by many other groups, bespeaks of a "politics" that is not wholly honest either spiritually or even materially.  For, in their endeavors they have failed to show forth the truth that one is driven into a "closet" style of life.  It is better, we believe, to become wholly celibate, be it a homosexual or even heterosexual... and to learn what "celibacy" really means and requires).

 

If a man looks on a woman who is not his wife with lust, he has sinned. If he and she are married to other people he has committed adultery. If a man looks at a man with lust he has sinned the same as a man who looks at a woman. Sodomy does not have to enter into it, lust for someone is a sin by itself and must be removed. But people do this all day long to be sure but it is still a sin. To say that homosexuality and heterosexuality are not a sin due to their lusting, allows both heterosexuals and homosexuals to live in sin without repentance and this is wrong to do to them spiritually.

 

It is for the sake of their own soul that one has to recognize sin that is in them and not to excuse it regardless of the sin or the preference of the sinner. Sodomy is indeed a sin regardless of what any one may tell you, the act of attraction or the lust is a sin even without action and simply must be repented of by both heterosexuals and homosexuals. I must also add this; woe to all who misguide others into sin and especially those who are of the clergy who do this. For the sake of your own soul and others, you must recognize this and repent. I know that it is not easy to overcome and if it is never overcome then one must live a life of constant repentance, that is the only choice.

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