DIVINE LITURGY OF ST. PETER

Orthodox Benedictine Rite – Monastic Form

 

PROSKOMIDE:

 

OFFERING OF THE BREAD

 

Like a sheep He was led to the slaughter and as a lamb before the Shearer, He opened not his mouth; in humiliation His judgment was taken away; His generation who shall declare? In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.

 

MINGLING OF THE WATER AND THE WINE

 

One of the soldiers pierced His side with a

Spear and straightaway there came forth blood and water welling forth the salvation of the world.

 

PRAYER OF PROSTHESIS (Profound Bow)

 

O Lord our God, who did offer yourself for the life of the world, look down upon us and upon this bread and upon this chalice and make this to become your pure body and precious blood unto the communion of souls and bodies, for hallowed and glorified is your most honorable and majestic Name.

 

PRAYER OF THE INCENSE:

 

Holy God, dwelling in unapproachable light:

O Master, with your accustomed love for mankind overlook our many sins and as you were pleased to accept the incense of Zacharias, thus also from the hands of sinners graciously receive this incense as a savor of spiritual fragrance and act mercifully toward us.

 

Hallowed and glorified is your most honorable and majestic name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit now and forever unto ages of ages.

 

O Master, Lord our God, who has granted that I your humble and unworthy servant serve as  Priest at your holy Altar, cleanse my soul of all stain of sin and make me worthy by the power and indwelling of your Holy Spirit to offer sacrifice at your holy Altar and to glorify

and praise your thrice holy Name so that I may enter your Sanctuary with a pure conscience and be granted to complete this Divine Service

in a way that is pleasing to you.  In your mercy, accept this incense at your Altar in Heaven as a sweet spiritual fragrance.

You are my sanctification and illumination and to you, Father, Son and Holy Spirit do I send up praise and thanksgiving, adoration and reparation.

 

THE PRIEST COVERS THE GIFTS WITH THE PALL SAYING:

 

Your strength, power and mercy have covered the heavens, O Christ. The earth is full of your praise. The Lord is King let the heathen rage. He sits upon the Cherubim let the earth be shaken.

 

Bless, O Lord our God, this offering and grant us your servants a pure heart and a pure mind so we may be found worthy to draw near and touch your most pure body and precious blood.  Grant that we may stand before you on the dread day of judgment without  condemnation.

 

In your mercy, grant us remission of our sins and deliver us from the temporal and spiritual   consequences of our sins in time and in eternity.  In your mercy, grant we may receive life eternal in heaven by the merits of Jesus Christ your Son, our Lord who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God world without end.  Amen.

 

(Priest inclining in low tone)

 

May I, your unworthy Priest, glorify you and give you praise in my every thought, word and deed.  By your will and favor I have a unique sharing in the Priesthood of your Divine Son.

 

May I always be the kind of Priest (and Bishop) you want me to be and the people need me to be to the praise and glory of your majestic Name, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.  

 

END OF PROTHESIS. THE PEOPLE ARE INCENSED BY THE PRIEST OR DEACON

 

LITURGY OF THE CATECHUMENS

 

DEACON:  Bless, Father

 

PRIEST: Blessed is the Kingdom of God the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit now and forever unto ages of ages. Amen

 

PRIEST OR DEACON:

 

For the peace from above,

In peace let us pray to the Lord.

(People repeat last line)

 

For the peace of the whole world,

In peace let us pray to the Lord.

(People repeat last line)

 

For this holy Temple and this Monastery,

In peace let us pray to the Lord.

(People repeat last line)

 

For all the Patriarchs and for our

Primate N……. that they always will be faithful to Holy Orthodoxy,

In peace let us pray to the Lord.

(People repeat last line)

 

For all our Bishops, Priests and clergy

that they always will be faithful to Holy Orthodoxy,

In peace let us pray to the Lord.

(People repeat last line)

 

For all prisoners and those under investigation and for all who must stand trial before a secular court, that they may receive justice and mercy.  May the innocent go free and the guilty receive mercy,

In peace let us pray to the Lord.

(People repeat last line)

 

For the victims of the holocaust of Abortion

and for the end of the murder of the unborn,

In peace let us pray to the Lord.

(People repeat last line)

 

For our President, Congress and for all Federal, State and Local government officials

that they may be faithful to the sacred trust and charge placed upon them,

In peace let us pray to the Lord.

(People repeat last line)

 

For the peace and unity of the Holy Orthodox

Church in North America and around the world,

In peace let us pray to the Lord.

(People repeat last line)

 

For an end to Cultural Paradosis, Jurisdictionalism, ethnicity and neo papism,

In peace let us pray to the Lord.

(People repeat last line)

 

For deliverance from the heresy of Ecumenism, Inter-Faith Syncretism

and Modernism,

In peace let us pray to the Lord.

(People repeat last line)

 

For all those who suffer for the truths of

Holy Orthodoxy, that they may persevere

in their stand for truth,

In peace let us pray to the Lord.

(People repeat last line)

 

For the widow, the orphans and for dysfunctional families,

In peace let us pray to the Lord.

(People repeat last line)

 

For the unemployed, the under employed,

For the homeless and for those undergoing severe financial problems,

In peace let us pray to the Lord.

(People repeat last line)

 

For our enemies and for those who hate us,

In peace let us pray the Lord.

(People repeat last line)

 

For the sick, the disabled and those in hospitals and Nursing Homes,

In peace let us pray to the Lord.

(People repeat last line)

 

For the conversion of sinners and that our lives and words may reflect the Gospel of

Christ and bring others to a saving relationship with Christ through Holy Mother Church,

In peace let us pray to the Lord.

(People repeat last line)

 

For those who enter into eternal life this day, especially those who do so unexpectedly,

In peace let us pray to the Lord.

(People repeat last line)

 

For all those undergoing the judgment who have no one to pray for them,

In peace let us pray to the Lord.

(People repeat last line)

 

That we may receive the blessing

of spiritual and temporal prosperity, good fortune and answered prayer,

In peace let us pray to the Lord.

(People repeat last line)

 

That the founder of this Holy Monastery

and the faithful Monks and others living herein

may receive your saving grace and consolation, the gift of your Holy Spirit

and be numbered among your elect on the day of judgment,

In peace let us pray to the Lord.

(People repeat last line)

 

That all good and faithful Benedictine

in all jurisdictions, both living and dead,

may receive your saving grace and consolation, the gift of your Holy Spirit and be numbered among the elect on the day of judgment,

In peace let us pray to the Lord.

(People repeat last line)

 

That our Holy Fathers and Brothers from the Latin Orthodox Benedictine Monastery of the Amalfians and all the holy Fathers and Brothers at MT. Athos, living and dead, may receive your saving grace and consolation, the gift of your Holy Spirit and be numbered among the elect on the dead of judgment,

In peace let us pray to the Lord.

(People repeat last line)

 

For the intentions of those gathered here

(To themselves - THE PEOPLE NAME THEIR INTENTION)

and for all the unspoken intentions in our hearts known only to the Lord,

In peace let us pray to the Lord,

(People repeat last line)

 

 

PRIEST: (FIRST ANTIPHON)

 

O Lord our God, whose might is unutterable, whose glory is inconceivable, whose mercy is beyond measure and whose love for mankind is inexpressible in human words look down O Master on us with mercy and forgiveness and deal with us according to the riches of your mercy in Christ Jesus. 

 

EXCLAMATION  (All)

 

All glory, honor and worship to you almighty God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit now and always unto ages of ages. Amen.

 

PRIEST (SECOND ANTIPHON)

 

Lord, save your people and bless your inheritance and preserve the purity of your Church, sanctify them that love the beauty of your house and do not forsake us who trust in you.

 

EXCLAMATION (All)

 

All glory, honor and worship to you almighty God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit now and always unto ages of ages. Amen.

 

God, you are good and merciful and the lover of mankind.  To you do we send up our prayers of thanksgiving and adoration, our praise and

Love. 

 

 

PRIEST (THIRD ANTIPHON)

 

Benefactor of all and architect of all creation

receive your Church as she draws near to you

and lead us to perfection and make us worthy to enter into your Kingdom.

 

DEACON

 

Let us attend.  Let us worship and fall down before Christ our God.

 

THE TROPARION AND KONTAKION IS NOW PRAYED.

 

PRIEST

 

The Lord be with you

 

PEOPLE

 

And also with you.

 

PRIEST

 

Let us pray.  Fill our mouths, we pray you Lord, with rejoicing through our Lord Jesus Christ, your son who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit one God now and always unto ages of ages. Amen.

 

PRIEST

 

Glory to God in the highest and on earth peace to men of good will.  We praise you, we bless you, we worship you, we glorify you.

We give thanks to you for your 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 takes away the sins of the world have mercy on us; That takes away the sins of the world, receive our prayer; That sits at the right hand of the Father, have mercy on us.

For you only are holy, you only are the Lord, you only are the most High, O Jesus Christ, with the Holy Spirit in the glory of God the Father. Amen.

 

PRIEST (INCLINING)

 

Grant unto your faithful servants, O Lord,

help from above by your right hand and grant that we all may seek you with our whole heart and obtain those things that we request of you. Grant this through Christ our Lord as we ask it of you in Jesus Name who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, One God world without end. Amen.

 

EXCLAMATION (All)

 

Holy God, Mighty God, God Immortal have mercy on us.

 

PRIEST

 

O Master, Lord God almighty, you alone are worthy to receive the thrice holy hymn from the heavenly powers, accept also from us sinners the Trisagion granting us to pass this day and all the days of our lives without sin.

 

PROKEIMENON, EPISTLE AND GOSPEL

 

HOMILY

 

PRIEST

 

O Lord our God, accept this fervent supplication from your servants and according to the multitude of your mercy have mercy on us and send down your compassion upon us and upon all your people who await the rich mercy that is from you.

 

You are merciful and a lover of mankind for which we give you thanks and praise through Christ your Son, our Lord.

 

PRIEST

 

The Lord be with you

 

PEOPLE

 

And also with you.

 

DEACON OR PRIEST

 

Bow your heads unto the Lord.

 

O Master, Creator of life and giver of all good things, who gives to mankind the blessed hope of eternal life, our Lord Jesus Christ, grant us O Good One to complete this Divine Liturgy unto our sanctification and unto the enjoyment of that bliss which is to come.

 

LITURGY OF THE FAITHFUL

 

PRIEST

 

Let us who mystically represent

The Cherubim and who sing the thrice holy hymn unto the life-creating Trinity, now lay aside all earthly attachments and cares that we may raise on high the King of all, invisibly

served and worshiped by the ranks of Angels. Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia.

 

PRIEST PRAYS FOR HIMSELF

 

No one who is bound by carnal lusts and sensual pleasures is worthy to approach or to draw near to you or serve you O King of glory.  To serve you is a thing great and fearful even to the heavenly Powers.

 

Because of your unutterable and immeasurable love for mankind, you became man without change or alteration and did become our High Priest. You did deliver to us the Priestly ministry of this unbloody Sacrifice for you are the Master of all.  You alone, O Lord our God, rule over those in heaven and those upon the earth, are borne upon the throne of the Cherubim, are Lord of the Seraphim and King over Israel. You alone are holy and rest in the Saints. I now implore you who are good and listen to look upon me your sinful and unprofitable servant and cleanse my soul and heart of all wicked and vain thoughts and by the might of your Holy Spirit enable me

who am clothed with the grace and dignity of the Priesthood to stand before your holy Altar in a fitting manner and to perform the Sacred Mystery of your holy and pure body and precious blood in a manner that is pleasing to you.  To you I come with a bowed neck and I pray you turn not away from me neither cast me out from among your worthy Priests.

 

You are the one who offers and you are the one that is offered;  Who receives and is received.  I, by your grace and your will and favor stand as an other Christ at the Altar of Sacrifice and in your name consecrate bread and wine into your body and blood in a real manner and not in a symbolic manner.  The bread becomes your real body. The wine becomes your real blood through the Priestly ministry you have given me through your Church. O Christ my God, for the gift of the Priesthood I return thanks and praise to you and to your beginningless Father

and your most holy, good and life-creating Spirit now and forever unto ages of ages.

Amen.

 

LAVABO

 

I will wash my hands among the innocent and will take my place with those at your Altar O Lord, hearing the voice of your praise.

 

PRIEST MAKES THREE REVERENCES

 

May the power of the Holy Spirit come upon me and the power of the Almighty over shadow me. (Priest repeats three times)

 

PRIEST

 

I believe in one God the Father the Almighty, maker of heaven and earth and of all things visible and invisible and in one Lord Jesus Christ the only begotten Son of God and begotten of the Father before all ages.  Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten not made consubstantial with the Father, by whom all things were made, who for us men and for our salvation came down from heaven and became incarnate by the Holy Spirit of the Virgin Mary and was made man. He was crucified also for us under Pontius Pilate, suffered, died and was buried.  And the third day He rose again According to the Scriptures and ascended into heaven seated at the right hand of the Father and He is to come again with glory to judge both the living and the dead, and whose kingdom will have no end and in the Holy Spirit, the Lord the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father who together with the Father and the Son is worshipped and glorified, who spoke through the Prophets.  And in one, holy, catholic and apostolic church. I confess one baptism for the remission of sins and I expect the resurrection of the dead and the life of the world to come. Amen.

 

PRIEST

 

Hallow, O Lord, this Sacrifice brought as an offering to you and be pleased to accept it from us through Jesus Christ your son.

 

The Lord be with you

 

PEOPLE

 

And also with you

 

PRIEST

 

Lift up your hearts

 

PEOPLE

 

We have lifted them unto the Lord

 

PRIEST

 

PRIEST

 

Let us give thanks unto the Lord our God

 

PEOPLE

 

It is meet and just

 

PRIEST

 

It is truly meet and just, needful and availing for our salvation that we should always and in all places send up thanks to you, O Holy Lord, Father and ruler of all, almighty and everlasting God through our Lord Jesus Christ through whom Angles praise your majesty and

Dominions bow down in worship, the Powers tremble, the heavens and the heavenly Virtues, and the blessed Seraphim together worship you in exaltation with whom we pray you also to accept our voices saying in prayerful confession;

 

Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God of Hosts.  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.

 

PRIEST

 

United with our own Guardian Angel and all the Angels and Saints we too cry out and say: holy are you. All holy are you and your only begotten Son and your Hoy Spirit.

 

We beseech you, Almighty God, command these gifts be carried by our holy guardian Angel to your Altar on high in the sight of your Divine Majesty that as many as receive the Body and Blood of your Son at this Altar may be filled with every spiritual and temporal blessing through our Lord Jesus Christ.

 

Holy are you and all holy and magnificent

is your glory; who so loved the world as to give your only begotten Son, that every one who believes in Him shall not perish but may have eternal life.

 

We do not presume to come to this your table, O merciful Lord, trusting in our own righteousness, but in your manifold 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 property 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.

 

PRIEST HAS HANDS OPEN OVER THE GIFTS

 

Humbly we pray you, O God, be pleased to make this same offering wholly blessed +,

To consecrate + it and approve + it, making it reasonable and acceptable so that it may become for us the Body + and Blood + of your dearly beloved Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ.

 

CONSECRATION / ANAMNESIS / EPICLESIS

 

When He had come and fulfilled all that was appointed Him to do for our sake, on the night on which He was delivered up, or rather delivered Himself up for the life of the world, taking bread in his holy, spotless

And blameless hands, giving thanks blessed it, broke it and said

 

TAKE AND EAT OF THIS ALL OF YOU FOR THIS IS MY BODY.  (Trisagion/Partial Prostration)

 

 

In like manner, after he had eaten, took the chalice and said

 

DRINK OF THIS ALL OF YOU, THIS IS MY BLOOD OF THE NEW AND EVERLASTING COVENANT WHICH SHALL BE SHED FOR YOU AND FOR MANY THAT SINS MAY BE FORGIVEN. (Trisagion/Partial Prostration)

 

AS OFTEN AS YOU SHALL DO THIS, DO THIS IN MEMORY OF ME.

 

Remembering, therefore, this precept of salvation and everything that was done for our sake, the Cross, the tomb, the resurrection on the third day, the ascension into heaven, the enthronement at the right hand, the second and glorious coming; we offer you your own, from what is your own, for all and on behalf of all. 

 

Moreover, we offer you this spiritual and unbloody worship, and we ask and pray and entreat: send down your Holy Spirit upon us and upon these gifts here offered and make this bread + the precious body of your Christ and that which is in this Chalice + the precious blood of your Christ, changing them by the working of your Holy Spirit.

 

ANTHEM

(People respond with the triple Alleluia after the Anthem)

 

TONE 1.  Though the stone had been sealed by the Jews and the soldiers were watching over the grave, you did rise from the dead on the third day and gave life to the world, O Savior.  Wherefore all the Angelic Powers cried to you: Glory to your Resurrection, O Christ; glory to your Kingdom; glory to your dispensation, O Merciful Lord. Alleluia !

 

TONE 2.  When unto death you had come down,

O Life Immortal, you did strike down Hades with the flash of your divinity; and when you had raised up all the dead from the nethermost abyss, O Lord, the heavenly hosts in triumph shouted: O Life-giver, O Lord Christ our God, glory to you. Alleluia !

 

TONE 3.  Let the heavenly hosts rejoice, let all men be glad on earth, for the Lord revealed His glory, He raised up His powerful arm, He struck down death by His death, He rose as the first born of all the dead, He delivered us from the bonds of Hades, and gave us salvation and mercy. Alleluia !

 

TONE 4.  When the women disciples of the Lord had heard from the Angel the joyous message of the Resurrection, they cast away their ancestral sentence and proudly announced to the Apostles: Death has been despoiled, Christ our God is risen and has granted to the world His great mercy. Alleluia !

 

TONE 5.  Let all believers praise and worship the Word, co-eternal with the Father and the Holy Spirit, born of a Virgin for our salvation, for He condescended to be nailed upon the Cross in the flesh, and to suffer death for us, and to raise the dead by His glorious Resurrection.  Alleluia !

 

TONE 6.  The Angelic Hosts appeared before your tomb and the watching soldiers dropped like dead men, while Mary was looking for your sacred remains. You had entered Hades triumphantly; You greeted the Virgin joyously, and you granted life to the world. O Lord, who are risen from the dead, glory to you. Alleluia !

 

TONE 7.  You abolished death by your death on the Cross; You opened Paradise to the repentant sinner; You turned the grief of the Myrrh-bearers into joy; and you commanded your Apostles to proclaim that you, O Christ our God, have risen and granted to the world your great mercy. Alleluia !

 

TONE 8.  You descended from heaven, O merciful Lord; You endured a three day burial; You delivered us from sinful passions.  O Lord, our Life and Resurrection, glory to you.

Alleluia !

 

Tone 1. (1, 9, 17, 25)

Tone 2. (2, 10,18, 26)

Tone 3. (3, 11,19, 27)

Tone 4. (4, 12, 20, 28)

Tone 5. (5, 13, 21, 29)

Tone 6. (6, 14, 22, 30)

Tone 7. (7, 15, 23, 31)

Tone 8. (8, 16, 24)

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ALTERNATE FOR COMMEMORATIONS

AND CELEBRATIONS

 

REQUIEM ANTHEM.  You raised Lazarus from the dead as a pledge for the universal resurrection, O Christ our God.  Wherefore, like Jerusalem’s crowds we carry the symbols of victory, and cry to you: O Conqueror of death:

Hosanna in the highest, blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord.  Alleluia !

 

FEASTS OF THE HOLY THEOTOKOS. Eternal Father, by your will and favor your Son became incarnate in the virgin Mary. Grant we may always benefit from her intercession.

 

HOLY APOSTLES, EVANGELISTS. Forever blest are you, O Christ our God, who has illumined

your fisherman disciples with the inspiring wisdom of the Holy Spirit, and have drawn all mankind into your fold through them. Gracious and merciful Savior, glory to you. Alleluia !

 

SAINTS. Most glorified are you, O Christ our God, who has appointed the Holy Saints as torch-bearers upon earth and through them led all mankind to your true faith.  O merciful Savior, glory to you. Alleluia !

 

SAINT BENEDICT.  May we who are the true spiritual sons of our father among the Saints, Benedict of Nursia, ever recall his Orthodox faith and praxis and his fervor for your kingdom.  May we who live the same pure Orthodox faith of St. Benedict, benefit from his intercession. Alleluia !

 

PASSIONTIDE.  Christ has died. Christ has risen. Christ will come again. Alleluia !

 

PASCHA. Christ has risen as he said. Alleluia !

 

NATIVITY.  Today is born to us a Savior who is Christ the Lord. Alleluia !

 

BLESSING OF THE PEOPLE WITH THE CONSECRATED ELEMENTS

 

Holy things for holy people.  One is holy. One is the Lord, Jesus Christ, to the glory of God the Father.

 

PEOPLE

AMEN

In Spirit and Truth we offer you this

worship for those in the faith, our Fathers, Mothers, the Patriarchs, the Prophets, the Apostles, Preachers, Evangelist, Teachers of the Word, Martyrs, Confessors, Ascetics and for every holy soul who has run the course in faith.

 

We unite our prayers with the prayers of your most holy Mother, the holy Theotokos whose memory we always celebrate.  We unite our prayers with the prayers of the holy prophet and forerunner John the Baptist, with the holy and glorious Apostles, with our Father among the Saints, Benedict of Nursia and with the holy N……..

whose memory we honor today and with all your Saints in heaven and on earth, many of whom are known to you alone.  We unite our prayers with the prayers of our Guardian Angels and ask that we may always receive their special help and intercession in time and in eternity and especially at the moment of our death.

 

IN HIM, WITH HIM AND THROUGH HIM ALL HONOR AND GLORY IS YOURS ALMIGHTY FATHER FOREVER AND EVER UNTO AGES OF AGES.

 

PEOPLE

 

Amen.

 

As we have been instructed by Divine teaching and commanded by our Savior’s precepts we make bold to say:

 

ALL

 

Our Father who art in heaven….etc

 

PRIEST

 

Deliver us Lord from every evil and grant us peace in our day.  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.

 

Eternal Father, almighty and ever living God, God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob; God and Father of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ,

in your mercy unite our prayers, the good works we do and the evils we endure with the intercession and ministry, gifts and graces, faith and merits of your only begotten Son who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God world without end.

 

Lover of mankind, in your love and mercy send your Holy Spirit upon us all that we may have a share in the Divinity of your Christ who humbled Himself to share in our humanity.

May we receive the gift of faith, the faith of Jesus, and be made perfect in love by the power of your Holy Spirit through Jesus Christ our Lord, through whom and from whom all good things come.

 

I believe, Lord and profess you are the Christ, the Son of the living God, come to this world to save sinners of whom I am the greatest. I am in most profound need of your mercy

Receive me now as a participant in your mystical supper for I will not betray your mystery to your enemies nor give you a kiss like Judas, but like the good thief I confess you.  Remember me Lord in your kingdom.

Receive me in your kingdom at my leaving from this earth and grant me eternal life in heaven where you live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God forever and ever unto ages of ages.

 

Broken and divided is the Lamb of God; broken yet not dismembered, always eaten but never consumed but making holy those who receive it.

 

May this mingling of the body and blood of our Lord Jesus Christ, be to us who receive it the means of eternal salvation.

 

ALL PARTIAL PROSTRATION

 

Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world have mercy on us.

 

Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world have mercy on us.

 

Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world grant us peace.

 

ALL RISE

 

PRIEST

 

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 but the word and my soul shall be healed.

 

PRIEST

 

Christ our God, you are the fulfillment of the law and the prophets.  You fulfilled the whole providential plan of the Father.  In your mercy, fill our hearts with your joy and gladness as we partake of your body and blood and order our days in your peace.  Keep us free from sin and earthly attachments and receive us into your kingdom when our days on earth are done.

 

PRIEST RECEIVE COMMUNION

 

May the body of our Lord Jesus Christ preserve my soul unto life everlasting.

 

May the blood of our Lord Jesus Christ

Preserve my soul unto life everlasting.

 

PEOPLE RECEIVE COMMUNION

 

ABLUTION

 

PRIEST  (Inclining and in low tone)

 

I give you thanks and praise, O Holy Trinity,

I am a Priest (and Bishop) and permitted to consecrate bread and wine into the body and blood of Jesus Christ.  May you be pleased with the sacrifice I have offered in propitiation for my sins, the sins of all here gathered and for the sins of the world. May you be pleased with this our offering for the praise and glory of your name, for our good and the good of all your Church.

 

(Aloud)

 

God of miracles, wonders and signs, we give you thanks and praise for the Miracle of the

Eucharist we have shared, the wonder of your creation and the sign of your love for us revealed in and through the Incarnation.

 

We give you thanks and praise for the miracle of the Ordained Priesthood through which your Apostles continue among us and through which

your holy people receive the Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of your Divine Son consubstantial with the element of bread, the work of human hands, and the element of wine, the fruit of the vine.  Through the consecrated hands of your Ordained Priest your Christ is physically and spiritually among us in a manner no less real than when He walked among us in the flesh.  For this, and all your blessings, we give you thanks and praise through Jesus Christ your Son, the only Mediator between God and man,  who is our true High Priest and in whose Priesthood the ordained Priest has a unique sharing.

 

We give you thanks and praise for the Priesthood of Believers through which all your holy people also have a sharing in the Priesthood of your Divine Son, in a manner different than the Ordained Priest but still no less real. Through the Priesthood of Believers your people use their unique gifts and talents 

to establish your Kingdom on earth and

proclaim to the world that JESUS CHRIST IS LORD TO THE GLORY OF GOD THE FATHER.

 

We give you thanks and praise for the many miracles, wonders and signs experienced in our own lives and for those miracles, wonders and signs we know by faith we shall receive in the future from your bounty through Christ our Lord.  We give you thanks and praise for our faith in you, in your Divine Son and in your Holy Spirit for without faith we cannot receive the fullness you have prepared for us from before the world began. 

 

We give you thanks and praise for our desire to know, love and serve you which is in itself  your gift to us.   May we be counted among your elect in time and in eternity through Christ our Lord who alone is the Arbiter and Dispenser of all your gifts which come to mankind.

 

PEOPLE

 

Amen.

 

PRIEST  (Facing the people who are kneeling)

 

May almighty God bless you, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

 

The Divine Liturgy is ended.  Go in peace to love and serve the Lord by loving and serving each other.  Pray for me, your spiritual Father and a humble Monk as I am a repentant sinner and worker in the vineyard of Christ. I will pray for you that together in our community

God may be glorified. 

 

PEOPLE:  (Partial Prostration)

 

Praise to the all Holy Trinity

+Father, +Son and +Holy Spirit. 

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"Never, never, never let anyone tell you that, in order to be Orthodox, you must also be eastern. The West was Orthodox for a thousand years, and her venerable liturgy is far older than any of her heresies."

- Blessed St. John Maximovitch of Shanghai and San Francisco

 

The purpose for presenting this Daily News section:

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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Life After Death - By St. John Maximovitch

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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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