Friday, January 23, 2009

Chaldean Rite (conclusion)


Sorry it took me so long to get to this, but I had a lot of other stuff I wanted to post on. Here we pick up after the consecration with a rite called the Breaking and Signing that is absent in our current NO rite. The signing seems to be a liturgical affirmation of the dogma of concomitance, that Christ is equally present in Body and Blood under both species. We will also conclude with the Post Communion prayer and the final blessing.

Priest: We ask You Lord to transform our weakness into the strength of Your precious love. Thoroughly cleanse us of every stain of sin, O good shepherd, who searched for us, found us, and delights in our return. Forgive our faults and sins, by Your goodness and mercy.

People: Amen. Bless us Lord [all kneel].

Priest: Lord God, by Your goodness and mercy bring us close to these glorious, holy and divine mysteries, although we are unworthy.

People: Truly, we are unworthy [priest elevates the host].

Priest: This is truly the life giving bread that came down from heaven and gives life to all, so that all who eat Him will not die, and those who receive Him will not be lost, but will be saved and live in Him forever.

People: Amen.

Priest: We approach Your holy mysteries, O Lord, with true faith, we break and sign them in the seal of salvation; in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, forever.

People: Amen.

Priest: The precious blood is signed with the life-giving body of our Lord Jesus Christ; in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, forever.

People: Amen.

Priest: The sacred body is signed with the forgiving blood of our Lord Jesus Christ; in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, forever.

People: Amen. [the priest elevates the holy cup]

People: Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. The cherubim, seraphim and the archangels, in fear and in awe stand before the altar gazing upon the priest as he breaks and prepares the body of Christ for the forgiveness of sins [sit].

Priest: May the grace of our Lord, Jesus Christ, the love of God the Father and the joy of the Holy Spirit be with You all, now and forever.

People: Amen.

Deacon: Let us approach with awe and reverence the mysteries of the precious body and blood of our Savior. With overflowing love and true faith, let us receive the gift of eternal life. Let us prepare ourselves to participate in the mysteries of the Church with fervent prayer and true contrition. With hope to being forgiven, let us turn from evil and repent from our sins. Let us ask mercy from the Lord of all, and let us forgive our neighbors their offenses.

People: Lord, forgive us our sins.

Servers: Let us purify ourselves of hatred and hostility.

People: Lord, forgive us our sins.

Servers: Let us receive this communion and be sanctified by the Holy Spirit.

People: Lord, forgive us our sins.

Servers: United and with one accord, let us receive the holy communion.

People: Lord, forgive us our sins.

Servers: Lord, let these sacraments be for the resurrection of our bodies and the salvation of our souls.

People: And unto everlasting life, amen.

Servers: Let us pray; peace be with us. [stand]

Priest: Forgive in Your mercy Lord, the sins and offenses of Your humble people. By Your goodness, Lord, sanctify our lips that we may ever glorify You together with all the holy ones in Your kingdom. Make us worthy to stand before You with confidence and pure hearts; together we say:

People: 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. Amen. [kneel]

Priest: Peace be with you.

People: And also with you.

Priest: Holy things are for the holy ones.

People: One Holy Father, one Holy Son, one Holy Spirit. Glory to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit forever, amen.

Servers: Praise the living God.

People: Glory be to God in His Church. May His mercy and kindness dwell in us now and forever. [priest elevates the Body of Christ]

Priest: May the Son who has given us His body and blood give us life in His kingdom.

Priest & People: Sanctify our bodies by Your holy body, and forgive us our sins by Your blood. Purify our consciences with Your love, forever, O Christ our hope. Amen. [the priest consumes the sacred host]

Priest: You have prepared Your blood as a cup of wine for the guests at Your banquet, O Heavenly Bridegroom, and You have invited us to drink from it. [the priest drinks the Blood]

Priest: May the gift of grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be fruitful in all of us through His mercies.

People: Forever and ever. Amen.

Deacon: Brothers and sisters, the Church calls us to receive the body of the Son and to drink from His cup in faith. [people receive holy communion]

Choir: {Hymn}

Deacon: May the Eucharist that we have received in faith be for the forgiveness of our offenses; O Christ King of all ages, You took the form of a slave while You are the Creator; through Your body and blood You have atoned for the sins and offenses of all who believe in You. Make us worthy, O Lord, to behold Your second coming with confidence; and with the multitudes of the heavenly hosts, we raise to You glory; Amen and Amen.

Deacon: Brothers and sisters, through the gift of the Holy Spirit, we have been made worhty to participate in the glorious, life giving and divine mysteries. Let us all together thank and give glory to God Who has given them to us.

People: Praise to Him because of His precious gift.

Priest: It is always right and fitting, O Lord, thatw e should thank and give glory to Your wondrous name. In Your goodness You have enabled our humble nature to bless Your name along with the angels. And that we might be participants in the mysteries of Your gift, and that we may take delight in the sweetness of Your words. May we ever lift up our voices in praise and thanksgiving to You, O Lord of all; Father, Son and Holy Spirit, forever.

People: Amen. May the Lord bless us.

Priest: Christ is our God, our King, our Savior, our Lord, the giver of life and the forgiver of sins. By His mercy and grace He made us worthy to receive His most blessed and sanctifying body and blood. Let us be pleasing to Him in our words and actions, in our thoughts and deeds. O Lord may what we have received be a pledge for us to obtain forgiveness of our sins. And through Your grace and mercy let it be our hope for the resurrection from the dead, and the new life, in the kingdom of heaven, with all who have pleased You forever. [stand]

Priest: 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. Amen

Priest: God has blessed us with every spiritual grace in heaven through Jesus Christ our Lord, and has called us to share in His kingdom that will never fade, dissolve or end. As He promised us in His living Gospel when He said to the blessed disciples, "Amen, amen I say to you, whoever eats My flesh and drinks My blood dwells in Me and I in him, and I shall raise him up on the last day, and he shall not come to judgment, but I shall let him pass from death to eternal life." May He bless our assembly, protect our community and sanctify our people who have come and have been renewed by the pwoer of the glorious, holy, life-giving and divine mysteries. And may the living sign of the Lord's Cross save us and preserve us from all evil, both hidden and manifest; now and forever and ever.

People: Amen.

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1 comment:

Jack said...

why can't we have this instead of the NO? Just reading it moves me, i guess the first thing we must do is to take the modernists out to the woodshead and give them a talking to