Prince of Peace Anglican Rite Church
Vandalia IL USA
JESUS IS LORD
Prince of Peace MINISTRIES
2017 Continuing to proclaim the Unchanging Faith of the Church in the
midst of an ever-changing world
Prince of Peace Parish
2015 Continuing to Proclaim
Faith of Jesus Christ unto the
ends of the earth
The official liturgy of the Church is the Christ Old Catholic mass
Non Jurors Scottish Mass
THE HOLY LITURGY;
Or, the Form of offering the Sacrifice, and of administering the Sacrament, of the Eucharist.
Note, Thai none but the Faithful are to be present at this Office.
Before the Communion-time the Deacon shall prepare so much bread, wine, and water for the Eucharist, as he judgeth convenient:
laying the bread in the paten, or in some other decent thing provided for that purpose; and putting the wine into the chalice,
or else into some fair and convenient cup provided for that use, and the water into some other proper vessel. After which
he shall place them all upon the Prothesis, and cover them with a fair white linen cloth.
The Altar, at the Communion-time, having a fair white linen cloth upon it, shall stand at the East end of the Church or
At the beginning of the Communion-Service shall be said or sung (in the same manner as the Psalms for the day are said
or sung) for the Introit the Psalm appointed for that day, the Deacon having first turned to the People, and said. The Introit
appointed for this day is such a Psalm
The table of Introits is omitted here.
The Prothesis is used in Eastern Orthodox churches and is a separate table in the Sanctuary where the bread and wine are
At the end of every Introit shall be said or sung :
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost ; [Hallelujah:]
As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be : world without end. Amen. [Hallelujah.]
Then shall the Priest turn to the People, and say.
The Lord be with you;
Answ. And with thy spirit.
And the Deacon, being turned to the People, shall say.
Let us pray.
Then the Priest shall turn to the Altar, and, standing humbly before it, he shall say, the Congregation kneeling :
Lord, have mercy upon us,
Answ. Christ, have mercy upon us.
Pr. Lord, have mercy upon us.
Then shall the Priest say the Collect following.
Almighty God, unto whom all hearts be open, all desires known, and from whom no secrets are hid: Cleanse the thoughts
of our hearts by the inspiration of thy Holy Spirit, that we may perfectly love thee, and worthily magnify thy holy Name,
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Then shall be said the Collect of the day and immediately after the Collect the People shall rise, and the Priest or Deacon
shall turn to the People, and read the Epistle, saying:
The Epistle [or, The portion of Scripture appointed for the Epistle] is written in the —— chapter
of —— beginning at the —— verse.
And, the Epistle ended, he shall say,
Here endeth the Epistle; or, Here endeth the portion of Scripture appointed for the Epistle.
Then shall the Priest or Deacon, being turned to the People, read the Gospel, saying:
The Holy Gospel is written in the —— chapter of —— beginning at the ——
And the People shall answer,
Glory be to thee, Lord.
The Gospel ended, the Priest or Deacon shall say.
Here endeth the Holy Gospel.
And the People shall answer,
Thanks be to thee, Lord.
Then shall be sung or said the Creed following, the Priest and People standing with their faces towards the Altar, and
I BELIEVE in one God, the Father 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, Begotten of his Father before all worlds, God of God,
Light of Light, Very God of very 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 was incarnate
by the Holy Ghost of the Virgin Mary, And was made Man, And was crucified also for us under Pontius Pilate: He suffered and
was buried. And the third day he rose again according to the Scriptures, And ascended into heaven. And sitteth on the right
hand of the Father; And he shall come again with glory to judge both the quick and the dead: Whose kingdom shall have no end.
And I believe in the Holy Ghost, The Lord, the Giver of life, Who proceedeth from the Father, Who with the Father
and the Son together is worshipped and glorified. Who spake by the Prophets. And I believe one Catholic and Apostolic Church:
I acknowledge one Baptism for the remission of sins: And I look for the Resurrection of the dead. And the Life of the world
to come. Amen.
After a pause, the Deacon, being turned towards the People, shall say,
Let us attend.
Then shall the Priest, being turned to the People, say,
The peace of God be with you all;
People. And with thy spirit.
Then shall the Deacon say,
Salute ye one another with the Holy Kiss.
And let the Clergy salute the Bishop or officiating Priest, and the Laity one another, the men the men, and the women
Then the Deacon, being turned to the People, shall say.
If there be any here, who are not of the number of the faithful, let them depart.
Mothers, take care of your children.
Let none have ought against any one.
Let none come in hypocrisy.
Let us present our offerings to the Lord with reverence and godly fear.
Then shall the Priest begin the Offertory, turning himself to the People, and saying one or more of these Sentences following,
as he thinketh most convenient in his discretion.
IN process of time it came to pass, that Cain brought of the fruit of the ground an offering unto the Lord ; and Abel,
he also brought of the firstlings of his flock, and of the fat thereof. And the Lord had respect unto Abel and to his offering,
but unto Cain and to his offering he had not respect. Gen. iv. 3, 4, 5.
Speak unto the children of Israel, that they bring me an offering : of every man that giveth it willingly with his
heart, ye shall take my offering. Exod. xxv. 2.
They shall not appear before the Lord empty: every man shall give as he is able, according to the blessing of the
Lord your God, which he hath given you. Deut. xvi. 16, 17.
But who am I, and what is my people, that we should be able to offer so willingly after this sort? For all things
come of thee, and of thine own have we given thee. 1 Chron. xxix. 14.
I know also, my God, that thou triest the heart, and hast pleasure in uprightness. As for me, in the uprightness of
my heart I have willingly offered all these things: and now have I seen with joy thy people which are present here, to offer
willingly unto thee. 1 Chron. xxix. 17.
Also we made ordinances for us, to charge ourselves yearly with the third part of a shekel for the service of the
house of our God. Nehem. x. 32.
Give unto the Lord the glory due unto his name; bring an offering, and come into his courts. Psalm xcvi. 8.
A gift hath grace in the sight of every man living, and for the dead detain it not. Ecclus. vii. 33.
According to thy ability do good to thyself, and give the Lord his due offering. Ecclus. xiv. 11.
Thou shalt not appear empty before the Lord; for all these things are to be done because of the commandment. Ecclus.
xxxv. 4, 5
The offering of the righteous maketh the altar fat, and the sweet savour thereof is before the Most High. The sacrifice
of a just man is acceptable, and the memorial thereof shall never be forgotten. Ecclus. xxxv. 6, 7.
Give the Lord his honour with a good eye, and diminish not the first-fruits of thine hands. Give unto the Most High,
according as he hath enriched thee; and as thou hast gotten, give with a cheerful eye. Ecclus. xxxv. 8, 10.
If thou bring thy gift to the altar, and there rememberest that thy brother hath ought against thee; leave there thy
gift before the altar, and go thy way: first be reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift. Matth. v. 23,
Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through
and steal: but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not
break through nor steal. Matth. vi. 19, 20.
And Jesus sat over against the treasury, and beheld how the people cast money into the treasury: and many that were
rich, cast in much. And there came a certain poor widow, and she threw in two mites, which make a farthing. Mark xii. 41,
Who goeth a warfare any time at his own charges? who planteth a vineyard, and eateth not of the fruit thereof? or,
who feedeth a flock, and eateth not of the milk of the flock? 1 Cor. ix. 7.
If we have sown unto you spiritual things, is it a great thing if we shall reap your carnal things? 1 Cor. ix. 11.
Do ye not know, that they who minister about holy things, live of the things of the temple? and they who wait at the
altar, are partakers with the altar? Even so hath the Lord ordained, that they who preach the Gospel should live of the Gospel.
1 Cor. ix. 13, 14.
He who soweth sparingly, shall reap sparingly; and he who soweth bountifully, shall reap bountifully. Every man as
he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver. 2 Cor. ix. 6,
Let him that is taught in the word, communicate unto him that teacheth in all good things. Be not deceived; God is
not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. Gal. vi. 6,
Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not high-minded, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living
God, who giveth us richly all things to enjoy: that they do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to distribute, willing
to communicate, laying up in store for themselves a good foundation against the time to come, that they may lay hold on eternal
life. 1 Tim. vi, 17, 18, 19.
God is not unrighteous, to forget your work and labour of love, which ye have shewed towards his name, in that ye
have ministered to the saints, and do minister. Heb. vi. 10.
To do good and to communicate forget not; for with such sacrifices God is well-pleased. Heb. xiii. 16.
Whilst these Sentences are reading, the Deacon, or (if there be no Deacon) any other fit person, appointed for that purpose,
shall receive the free-will offerings of the People kneeling, in a decent basin provided for that purpose. And that no one
may neglect to come to the Holy Eucharist by reason of having but little to give, the person who collects the offerings, shall
cover the basin with a fair white linen cloth, so that neither he himself nor any other may see or know what any particular
person offers. And when all have offered, he shall reverently bring the said basin with the oblations therein, and deliver
it to the Priest; who shall humbly present and place it upon the altar, and, standing before it, shall say the following Thanksgiving,
the People kneeling upon their knees.
O Lord Almighty, who by thine only-begotten Son Jesus Christ our Lord hast made and dost provide for all creatures: We
give thanks to thee for all the good things with which thou suppliest us; out of which we here offer unto thee, in acknowledgment
of thy bountiful goodness towards us, not as we ought, but as we are able. For who can sufficiently express the praise that
is due to thee, for all the beneficence and loving-kindness which thou hast shewed unto us? O God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob,
and of all saints, who broughtest all things to perfection by thy word, and didst command the earth to produce all sorts of
fruits for our comfort and nourishment, for our use, our health, and delight : thou art exalted far above all the praises
that we can render to thee for these and all other thy benefits, which thou continually conferrest upon us by Christ ; through
whom to thee in the Holy Ghost, be glory, honour, and adoration, for ever and ever. Amen.
Then the Deacon shall bring water to the Priest, who shall wash his hands therein; after which the Deacon shall carry
the basin, with the oblations therein, to the Prothesis, and, having mixed the wine and water openly in the view of the People,
he shall bring the bread and mixed wine to the Priest, who shall humbly present and reverently place them upon the altar.
If there be no Deacon, the Priest shall go to the Prothesis, and, after having washed his hands, he shall mix the wine
and water openly in the view of the People: after which he shall humbly present and reverently place the bread and mixed wine
upon the altar.
Then the Priest, having first prayed secretly for a short space, shall turn to the People, and, signing himself with the
sign of the cross upon his forehead, shall say:
The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Ghost, be with you all;
People. And with thy spirit.
Pr. Lift up your hearts;
People. We lift them up unto the Lord.
Pr. Let us give thanks unto our Lord God;
People. It is meet and right so to do.
Then shall the Priest turn him to the altar, and say:
It is very meet, and right above all things, to give praise unto thee, the true God, the Being of beings, the great I
AM; who existest before all creatures, of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named; who alone art unbegotten, without
original, without superior, the most high Lord, almighty King, and self-sufficient. Thou art the author and giver of all good
things; thou art above all cause and generation; thou art always and immutably the same. From thee, as from a necessary original,
all things came into being: for thou art eternal knowledge, sight before all objects, hearing before all sounds, wisdom without
instruction; the first in nature, the fountain of being; infinite, incomprehensible. Thou createdst all things out of nothing
by thine only-begotten Son, begotten before all ages by thine immediate will, power, and goodness. He is God the Word, the
living Wisdom, the first-born of the whole creation, the Angel of thy great counsel, thy high-Priest, but the Lord and King
of all sensible and intellectual creatures; who was before all things, and by whom all things were made.
Thou, O eternal God, didst create all things by him, and by him dispensest thy fatherly care and providence over them:
for by whom thou broughtest all things into being, by him also thou preservest them, and bestowest thy blessings upon them.
O God and Father of thine only-begotten Son; thou didst by him first make the cherubim and seraphim, the ages and all the
heavenly hosts, the principalities and powers, thrones and dominions, angels and archangels; and after these didst by him
create this visible world, and all things that are therein. For thou art he, who hast fixed the heaven like an arch, and stretched
it out like a canopy; who by thy sole will hast hung the earth upon nothing; who hast established the firmament, and prepared
the night and the day, bringing light out of thy treasures, and darkness to overshadow it, that the living creatures of this
world might take their repose. Thou hast appointed the sun to rule the day, and the moon to govern the night; and hast implanted
in the heavens a choir of stars to the honour of thy glorious majesty. Thou hast created water for drink and for cleansing,
and the vital air both for breathing and speaking. Thou madest fire for our consolation in darkness, and for the relief of
our necessities, that we might be warmed and enlightened by it. Thou didst divide the sea from the land, making the one navigable,
and the other a basis for our feet to walk on : the former thou hast replenished with small and great animals, the latter
with tame and wild beasts, and winged fowl which fly in the open firmament of heaven; thou hast also furnished the earth with
various plants, crowned it with herbs, beautified it with flowers, and enriched it with seeds.
Neither hast thou only created the world, but man likewise, the inhabitant thereof; exhibiting him the most beautiful
ornament of that beautiful creation. For thou saidst to thine own Wisdom, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness;
and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth.
Wherefore thou madest him of an immortal soul, and a mortal body; the soul out of nothing, the body out of the dust of the
ground: this endued with five senses, and a power of motion; that with reason, and a faculty of distinguishing between good
and evil, just and unjust.
Thou, O Almighty God, didst also by thy Christ plant a garden eastward in Eden, adorned with every plant that was
fit for food. Into this rich and magnificent habitation didst thou put man; having imprinted a law in his nature, that he
might thereby have within himself the principles of divine knowledge. And when thou hadst placed him in this Paradise of pleasure,
thou didst allow him the privilege of enjoying all its delights, only forbidding him to taste of one tree, and promising him
immortality as the reward of his obedience. But when he had transgressed this command by eating of the forbidden fruit, thou
didst justly drive him out of Paradise. And yet in thy goodness didst not abandon and despise him, though he had destroyed
himself; for he was the work of thine own hands : but thou, who hadst given him dominion over all things, didst appoint him
to procure his daily food by labour, and the sweat of his face; thy providence concurring to produce, augment, and bring all
things to maturity and perfection. And having subjected him for a while to a temporary death, thou didst promise to restore
him to life again; loosing the bonds of that death, and giving him assurance of a resurrection to life eternal.
Nor was this all: thou didst likewise multiply his posterity without number, rewarding as many of them as were obedient
unto thee, and punishing those who rebelled against thee. For thou art the Creator and Governor of men, the author of life,
the supplier of our wants, the giver of laws, the rewarder of those that keep them, and the avenger of those that transgress
them : who didst bring a flood upon the world because of the multitude of the ungodly, but didst deliver righteous Noah from
it with eight souls in the ark, the last of the foregoing and first of the succeeding generations. Thou art he who didst preserve
Abraham from the idolatry of his fore-fathers, and didst appoint him to be the heir of the world, manifesting unto him thy
Christ. And when men had corrupted the law of nature, and esteemed the creation sometimes the effect of chance, and sometimes
worthy of honour equal to thine, who art the God of all; thou didst not suffer them to wander on in error, but didst raise
up thy holy servant Moses, and by him didst give a written law to strengthen the law of nature, and didst shew that the creation
was thy work, and that there were none other Gods besides thee.
For all these things glory be to thee, O Lord Almighty. Thee thine everlasting armies adore, the innumerable hosts
of angels, archangels, thrones, dominions, principalities, authorities, powers, the cherubim also and six-winged seraphim,
with twain of which they cover their feet, with twain their heads, and with twain they fly, saying, together with thousand
thousands of arch-angels, and ten thousand times ten thousand angels, crying incessantly with uninterrupted shouts of praise:
Here the People shall join with the Priest, and say.
Holy, Holy, Holy is the Lord of Sabaoth : Heaven and earth are full of his glory : Blessed is he for evermore. Amen.
After this the Priest shall say :
For thou art truly holy, most holy, holiness itself; the highest, and most highly exalted for ever. Holy also is thine
only-begotten Son Jesus Christ, our Lord and God; who, ministering to thee his God and Father in all things, not only in the
various works of creation, but likewise in the providential care of the same, did not overlook lost mankind: but after the
law of nature, the admonitions of the positive law, the reproofs of prophets, the superintendency of angels, when men had
perverted both the positive and natural law, and were now ready to perish universally; he who was man's Creator, was pleased
with thy consent to become man; the law-giver to be made subject to the law; the high-priest to be himself the sacrifice,
the shepherd a sheep, to appease thee his God and Father, to reconcile thee to the world, and to deliver all men from the
impending wrath. He was born of a Virgin, born in the flesh: God the Word, the beloved Son, the first-born of the whole creation,
was made, as himself had foretold by the mouth of the prophets, of the seed of David and Abraham, and of the tribe of Judah:
he who formeth all that are born into the world, was himself formed in the womb of a Virgin; he who was without flesh, became
incarnate; and he who was begotten before all time, was born in time. His conversation was holy, and his doctrine divine:
he cured all manner of sickness, and all manner of disease, and wrought signs and wonders amongst the people: he who is the
feeder of the hungry, and filleth every living creature with his goodness, became partaker of his own gifts, and ate, and
drank, and slept among us. He manifested thy name to them who knew it not; he dispelled the cloud of ignorance, revived true
piety, fulfilled thy will, and finished the work which thou gavest him to do. And after having acted in all these things with
the highest wisdom and order, he was seized by the hands of a disobedient people, and wicked men, abusing the office of priests
and high-priests, being betrayed to them by the inveterate malice of one of his own disciples: and when he had by thy permission
suffered many things from them, and had been treated with all manner of indignity, he was delivered to Pilate the governor:
the Judge of all the world was judged, and the Saviour of mankind condemned: although impassible, he was nailed to the cross;
and although immortal, died: the giver of life was himself laid in the grave, that he might deliver those, for whose sake
he came, from the pains of eternal death; that he might break the bonds of the devil, and rescue mankind from his deceit.
He rose again the third day from the dead; and, having conversed forty days with his disciples, he was taken up into heaven,
and is set down on the right hand of thee his God and Father.
Wherefore, having in remembrance those things which he endured for oar sake, we give thanks to thee, O God Almighty,
not as we ought, but as we are able, and fulfil his institution. For in the same night that he was betrayed, he (Here the
Priest is to take the paten into his hands:) took bread into his holy and immaculate hands; and looking up to thee his God
and Father, and (And here to break the bread with both his hands, having first set the paten down on the altar:) breaking
it, he gave it to his disciples, saying: This is the mystery of the New Testament: take of it; eat: (And here to lay his hands
upon all the bread:) This is my body, which is broken for many for the remission of sins. In like manner also having mixed
(Here he is to take the cup into his hands:) the cup with wine and water, and blessed it, he gave it to them, saying: Drink
ye all of it: (And here, the cup being first set down on the altar, he is to lay his hands upon it, and upon every vessel
in which there is any wine mixed with water to be consecrated:) This is my Blood, which is shed for many for the remission
of sins: Do this for a memorial of me: for as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do shew forth my death till
Therefore in commemoration of his passion, death, and resurrection from the dead, his ascension into heaven, and second
coming with glory and great power to judge the quick and the dead, and to render to every man according to his works, (Here,
the Priest is to lift up his hands and eyes to heaven:) we offer to thee, our King and our God, according to this institution,
(And here to point with his right hand to all the bread:) this Bread and (And here to point with his left hand to the cup,
and every vessel on the altar in which there is any wine and water:) this Cup; giving thanks to thee through him, that thou
hast vouchsafed us the honour to stand before thee, and to sacrifice unto thee. And we beseech thee to look favourably on
these gifts, which are here set before thee, O thou self-sufficient God: and do thou accept them to the honour of thy Christ;
and send down thine Holy Spirit, the witness of the sufferings of the Lord Jesus, upon this sacrifice, that he may make (Here
the Priest is to lay his hands upon all the bread:) this Bread the Body, (And here to make the sign of the cross over all
the bread:) of thy Christ, and (And here to lay his hands upon the cup, and upon every vessel on the altar in which there
is any wine and water:) this Cup, the Blood (And here to make the sign of the cross over the cup, and over every vessel on
the altar in which there is any wine and water) of thy Christ; that they who shall partake thereof may be confirmed in godliness,
may receive remission of their sins, may be delivered from the devil and his snares, may be replenished with the Holy Ghost,
may be made worthy of thy Christ, and may obtain everlasting life, thou being reconciled unto them, O Lord Almighty.
We farther pray unto thee, O Lord, for thy Holy Church from one end of the earth to the other, which thou hast purchased
to thyself by the precious blood of thy Christ, that thou wouldest preserve it unshaken and undisturbed with storms and tempests
to the end of the world. We pray also for the whole Episcopate, rightly dividing the word of truth, [and especially for thy
servant N. our Bishop. This is to be omitted when the Bishop himself officiates.] Farther we call upon thee for my unworthiness
who am now offering, for the whole Presbytery and all the Clergy; that thou wouldest endue them with wisdom, and fill them
with the Holy Ghost. Farther we call upon thee, O Lord, for the King, and all who are in authority under him; that, leading
our whole lives in peace and concord, we may glorify thee through Jesus Christ our hope. Farther we offer to thee for all
the faithful, who have pleased thee from the beginning of the world; the Patriarchs, Prophets, Apostles, Martyrs, and Confessors,
and all whose names thou knowest. (Here the Priest shall pause awhile, he and the people secretly recommending those souls
departed, whom each thinks proper.) We farther offer to thee for this people, that thou wouldst render them a royal priesthood,
an holy nation, to the glory of thy Christ: for those that live in virginity and chastity; for the widows and fatherless;
for all who live in honourable marriage and childbearing; for the infants among thy people: that thou wouldst not permit any
of us to become cast-aways. Farther we pray unto thee for this place and the inhabitants thereof; for the sick; for those
that are in hard slavery, banishment, or prison; for those who travel by land or by water: that thou wouldst be to all of
them an helper, strengthener, and supporter. (Here the Priest shall pause awhile, he and the people secretly recommending
those whom each thinks proper.) We farther beseech thee also for our enemies, and those that hate us; and for all who are
without, and wander in error: that thou wouldst assuage their malice, turn their hearts, and bring them into the way of truth.
[Farther we pray unto thee *for the Catechumens of the Church, that thou wouldst perfect them in the faith; †for
those who are under possession, that thou wouldst deliver them from the power of the evil one; ‡ for our brethren
who are in the State of penance, that thou wouldst accept their repentance, and forgive both them and us whatever offences
we have committed against thee.] Farther we offer unto thee for the good temperature of the air, and the increase of the fruits
of the earth ; that we, partaking of the abundance of thy good things, may continually praise thee, who givest food to all
flesh. Farther we pray unto thee for all those who are absent on a just cause, that thou wouldst preserve us all in godliness;
and keeping us stedfast, unblameable, and unreproveable, wouldst gather us together into the kingdom of thy Christ our King,
the God of every sensible and intelligent being. For to thee, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost, is due all glory, worship,
and thanksgiving, honour and adoration, now and for ever, throughout all ages, world without end.
*This is only to be said, when there are any Catechumens.
† And this, when there are any Energumens.
‡ And this, when there are any Penitents.
And all the People shall say with a loud voice,
Then the Priest shall say the Lord^s Prayer, the People repeating after him every Petition.
Our Father, who art in heaven, &c. For thine, &c. Amen.
Then shall the Priest turn to the People, and say.
The peace of God be with you all ;
Answ. And with thy spirit.
Then the Deacon, being turned to the People, shall say.
Let us commend ourselves to God through his Christ.
Then the Priest shall turn to the Altar, and say the following Prayer,
O GOD, who art great, great in name, great in counsel, and mighty in thy works, the God and Father of thy holy Son Jesus
our Saviour: Look mercifully upon us, and upon this thy flock, which thou hast chosen through him to the glory of thy Name.
Sanctify us in body and soul; and grant, that we, being cleansed from all filthiness of flesh and spirit, may partake of the
mystic blessings now lying on thine altar: and judge none of us unworthy of them, but be thou our supporter, our helper, and
defender, through thy Christ; with whom to thee and the Holy Ghost, be glory, and honour, laud, praise, and thanksgiving,
for ever and ever. Amen.
Then the Deacon, being turned to the People, shall say,
Let us attend.
Then the Priest shall turn to the People, and say.
Holy things for holy persons.
And the People shall answer,
There is one holy, one Lord, one Jesus Christ, blessed for ever, to the glory of God the Father. Amen.
Here the Priest shall turn to the Altar, and say, the People joining with him :
Glory be to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good-will towards men. Hosanna to the Son of David : Blessed is the
Lord God, who cometh in the name of the Lord, and hath manifested himself unto us : Hosanna in the highest.
Then shall the Priest receive the Eucharist in both kinds himself, and then proceed to deliver the same in like manner
to other Priests and Deacons, if any he there present, in order, into their hands.
And when he receiveth or delivereth the Oblation, he shall say,
The Body of Christ.
And the person receiving shall say, Amen.
And when he receiveth or delivereth the cup, he shall say,
The Blood of Christ, the cup of life.
And the person receiving shall say. Amen.
After all the Clergy have communicated, the officiating Priest, or according to his direction any or all of the Priests
or Deacons there present, shall administer the Eucharist in both kinds to the Deaconesses, and then to the People in order
into their hands, and last of all to the children, according to the form above prescribed.
Whilst the faithful are communicating, the following Psalms, one or more of them, may be sung or said in this order :
the 34th, the 45th, the 133rd, the 145th.
When all have communicated, what remaineth of the consecrated elements shall he reverently placed upon the altar, and
covered with a fair linen cloth, or carried into the vestry by the Deacon or Deacons.
Then the Deacon, being turned to the People, shall say:
Having now received the precious Body and Blood of Christ, let us give thanks to him, who hath vouchsafed to admit us
to the participation of his holy mysteries; and let us beseech him, that it may be, not to our condemnation, but to our salvation,
to the benefit of our souls and bodies, the preservation of us in godliness, the remission of our sins, and obtaining the
life of the world to come. Let us commend ourselves to the only unbegotten God, and to his Christ,
Answ. Lord, have mercy : We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.
Then the Priest, standing before the altar, shall say the following Thanksgiving, the Congregation kneeling.
O Lord God Almighty, the Father of Christ thy blessed Son, who hearest those that call upon thee with an upright heart,
and knowest the supplications of those who in silence pray unto thee: We give thee thanks for that thou hast vouchsafed to
make us partakers of thy holy mysteries, which thou hast bestowed upon us for the entire confirmation of our faith, for our
preservation in godliness, and the remission of our sins: for the name of thy Christ is called upon us, and we are joined
unto thee. O thou, who hast separated us from the fellowship of the ungodly, unite us with those who are consecrated to thee
in holiness; establish us in the truth by the power of thy Holy
Spirit; enlighten our ignorance, supply our defects, and strengthen our knowledge. Preserve thy priests unblameable in
thy service; keep the kings of the earth in peace, the rulers in righteousness, the air in good temperature, the fruits of
the ground in plenty, and the whole world by thine almighty providence. Pacify the nations that delight in war, convert those
who are in error, confirm them that are newly converted, and sanctify thy people. Preserve those who are in the state of virginity;
keep them that are engaged in matrimony firm to the faith, and strengthen all who live in chastity. Bring the infants to years
of maturity; [instruct the Catechumens, and render them worthy of initiation: This is to be omitted when there are no Catechumens,]
and gather us all into the kingdom of heaven, through Jesus Christ our Lord; with whom to thee and the Holy Ghost be glory,
honour, and adoration, world without end. Amen.
Then the Deacon, being turned to the People, shall say,
Bow down your heads to God through his Christ, and receive the Benediction.
Then shall the Priest say the following Prayer of Benediction, the People bowing their heads.
O Almighty God, true, infinite, and above all comparison; who art everywhere present in all things in an expressible manner,
but not circumscribed by place; who dost not wax old with time, nor art terminated by the successions of ages; who art not
subject to generation, and standest in no need of preservation, but art incorruptible, invariable, and unchangeable; who dwellest
in light inaccessible, and art invisible by nature; who art known to every reasonable creature that seeketh thee in uprightness,
and art found by all that search after thee in love: O God of Israel, the God of thy people who believe in Christ, mercifully
hear me for thy Name's sake, and bless these thy servants who bow down their necks unto thee: grant unto them the requests
of their hearts as may be most expedient for them, and suffer none of them to be cast out of thy kingdom; but sanctify and
keep them, protect, defend, and deliver them from the adversary, and from every enemy. Guard their habitations, and preserve
their going out and their coming in: for to thee belongeth all glory, praise, and majesty, worship, and adoration, and to
thy Son Jesus, thy Christ, our Lord, and God, and King, and to the Holy Spirit, now and forever, world without end. Amen.
And, after a pause, the Deacon shall say to the People,
Depart in peace.
The Bread for the Eucharist may either he unleavened, or such as is usual to be eaten, but the best and purest wheat-bread
that conveniently may be gotten.
And the Eucharist shall be celebrated on every Festival, at least, for which Proper Lessons are appointed; and all the
faithful are to frequent it constantly, unless sickness or other just and urgent occasions hinder them.
Note, the Priest shall always consecrate more than is necessary for the Communicants: and the remainder of the consecrated
elements he shall carefully reserve for the use of the Sick, or other persons who for any urgent cause desire to communicate
at their houses. But if there be not persons enow to receive the reserved elements, the Priest and Deacon shall devoutly and
reverently receive them, either together or separately, on one day or more, according to their discretion; always observing
that some of the consecrated elements be constantly reserved in the Vestry, or some other convenient place in the Church,
under a safe lock, of which both the Priest and Deacon are to have a key.
The money given at the Offertory, being the free-will offerings of the People to God, and solemnly devoted to him, the
Priest shall take so much out of it as to defray the charge of the Bread and Wine; and the remainder he shall keep, or part
of it, or dispose of it, or part of it, to pious or charitable uses, according to the direction of the Bishop.
Text of the Holy Mass of Christ Old Catholic Church
Eucharistic Liturgy: The Christ Old Catholic Church Mass
A Procession may occur, with an Entrance Hymn and or Antiphon, then immediately, as below, with the Priest saying:
+ In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. AMEN.
Let us go before the altar of the Lord.
O Lord, open thou my lips.
AND MY MOUTH SHALL SHOW FORTH THY PRAISE.
Our help is in the name of the Lord,
WHO MADE HEAVEN AND EARTH.
Almighty God, unto Whom all hearts are open, all desires known, and from Whom no secrets are hid; Cleanse the thoughts
of our hearts by the inspiration of Thy Holy Spirit, that we may perfectly love Thee, and worthily magnify Thy Holy Name,
through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Beloved in the Lord: Let us draw near with a true heart, and confess our sins unto God, our Father, beseeching him, in
the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, to grant us forgiveness.
All kneel and say together:
O Almighty Father, Lord of heaven and earth; we confer that we have sinned against Thee;
in thought, word, and deed; by what we have done, and by what we have failed to do.
Have mercy upon us, O God, after Thy great goodness; according to the multitude of Thy
mercies. do away our offences and cleanse us from our sins; for the sake of Thy Son,
Jesus Christ Our Lord, Amen.
The Almighty and merciful Lord grant unto you Absolution and Remission of all your sins,
true repentance and amendment of life, in the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy
The Kyrie Eleison
Priest and people alternating:
Lord, have mercy upon us.
LORD, HAVE MERCY UPON US.
Christ, have mercy upon us.
CHRIST, HAVE MERCY UPON US.
Lord, have mercy upon us.
LORD, HAVE MERCY UPON US.
Here the Priest may pray:
O Almighty Lord and Everlasting God, vouchsafe we beseech Thee, to direct, sanctify, and govern both our hearts and bodies,
in the ways of Thy laws, and in the works of Thy commandments; that , through Thy most mighty protection, both her and ever,
we may be preserved in body and soul, through Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, Amen.
THE GLORIA EN EXCELSIS:
Glory be to God on high
And in earth peace, goodwill towards men.
We praise thee, we bless thee, we worship thee, we glorify thee.
We give thanks to thee for thy 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 takest away the sins of the world,
Have mercy upon us.
Thou that takest away the sins of the world,
Receive our prayer.
Thou that sittest at the right hand of God the Father,
Have mercy upon us.
For thou only art Holy;
Thou only art the Lord;
Thou only, O Christ, with the Holy Ghost, art Most High
In the glory of God the Father. Amen.
The First Censing
Let us pray.
Here the people shall offer silent prayers and the priest shall cense the altar.
+ May this incense be blessed by him in whose honor it is to be burned. AMEN.
As this incense rises before thee, O Lord, so let our prayer be set forth in thy sight. Let thy Holy Angels encompass
thy people and breathe forth upon them the spirit of thy blessing. AMEN.
All stand for the introit for day.
+ Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.
AS IT WAS IN THE BEGINNING, IS NO, AND FOREVER SHALL BE: WORLD WITHOUT END. AMEN.
Let us pray.
The People kneel for the collect. The Priest recites the collect of the day.
With the people seated one or two lessons, as appointed, are read, the Reader first saying:
A Reading from ________________________.
After the reading, the Reader shall say:
The Word of the Lord.
THANKS BE TO GOD.
A Psalm or hymn may follow each reading.
The Reading of the Gospel
With all standing, here may be said or sung a gradual psalm, hymn, or an anthem. The Celebrant or Deacon may process into
the midst of the people.
The Lord be with you.
AND WITH YOUR SPIRIT.
A reading from the Holy Gospel according to St. ___________________________ (the people respond) :
"Glory be to Thee, O Lord"
At the conclusion of the Gospel lesson
the priest shall say:
The Gospel of the Lord.
PRAISE BE TO THEE, O CHRIST.
Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength, and my redeemer.
The Nicene Creed
With all standing:
P: I believe in one God, the Father 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, born of the Father before all ages; God of God, Light of Light, true
God of true God; begotten, not made; of one substance with the Father, by whom all things were made. Who for us men, and for
our salvation, came down from heaven. (here all present kneel) AND WAS INCARNATE BY THE HOLY GHOST OF THE VIRGIN MARY, AND
WAS MADE MAN. (here all arise) He was also crucified for us, suffered under Pontius Pilate, and was buried. And on the third
day He rose again according to the Scriptures, and ascended into heaven. He sitteth at the right hand of the Father: and He
shall come again with glory, to judge the living and the dead: and His kingdom shall have no end. And in the Holy Ghost, the
Lord and Giver of life, Who proceedeth from the Father and the Son, Who, together with the Father and the Son, is adored and
glorified: who spoke through the prophets. And one, holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church. I confess one baptism for the forgiveness
of sins. And I await the resurrection of the dead and the life + of the world to come. Amen.
P: Dominus vobiscum. P: May the Lord be with thee.
S: Et cum spiritu tuo. S: And with thy spirit.
P: Oremus. P: Let us pray.
(Here an Offertory Hymn may be sung)
The people kneeling.
We adore thee, O God, who art the source of all life and goodness and with true and thankful hearts we offer unto thee
this token of thine own life giving gifts bestowed upon us, thou who art the giver of all.
Accept, O holy Father, almighty, everlasting God, this unspotted Host, which I thy unworthy servant offer unto thee, my
living and true God, for my unnumerable sins, offenses and negligences, and for all here present as also for all faithful
Christians both living and departed; that it may avail both me and them for salvation unto eternal life.
O God, who hast wonderfully created the dignity of human nature, and hast still more wonderfully renewed it, grant that
by the mystery of this water and wine, we may be made partakers of his divinity, who vouchsafed to be partaker of our humanity,
Jesus Christ, thy Son, our Lord who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, God, throughout all ages,
world without end.
Priest pours wine and water into the chalice.
According to immemorial custom, we now mix water with this wine, praying thee O Lord, that we may evermore abide in Christ
and he in us.
Priest offers the cup.
We offer unto thee O Lord, this chalice with joy and gladness; may the worship we offer ascend before thy divine majesty
as a sacrifice pure and acceptable in thy sight; through Christ our Lord. AMEN.
Receive, O Holy Trinity, this oblation, which I, an unworthy sinner, offer in honour of thee, of the blessed Virgin and
all the saints, for my sins and offences, and for the salvation of the living, and the rest of all the faithful dead. In the
name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Let this new sacrifice be acceptable to the omnipotent God.
Second Censing of the Altar
With the people seated.
I will wash my hands in innocency, O Lord, and so will I go unto thine altar.
That I may show the voice of thanksgiving, and tell of all thy wondrous works.
Lord, I have loved the habitation of thine house,
And the place where thine honor dwelleth.
O shut not up my soul with the sinners, nor my life with the bloodthirsty:
In whose hands is wickedness, and their right hand is full of gifts.
But as for me, I will walk innocently: O deliver me and be merciful unto me.
My foot standeth right, I will praise the Lord in the congregations.
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit:
As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end.
The Orate Fratres
May my prayer be as an incense offering in thy sight, my uplifted hands as an evening sacrifice. Set, O Lord, a watch
over my mouth, and a guard over the door of my lips. Permit not my heart to turn to evil, seeking excuses for wickedness.
The people stand.
Brethren, pray that my sacrifice and yours may be acceptable to God, the Almighty Father.
MAY THE LORD ACCEPT THE SACRIFICE AT YOUR HANDS TO THE PRAISE AND GLORY OF HIS NAME, FOR OUR GOOD, AND FOR THE GOOD OF
HIS HOLY CHURCH EVERYWHERE. AMEN.
Lift up your hearts.
WE LIFT THEM UP UNTO THE LORD.
Let us give thanks unto the Lord our God.
IT IS MEET AND RIGHT SO TO DO.
It is very meet, right, and our bounden duty, that we should at all times and in all places give thanks unto thee, O Holy
Lord, Father Almighty, Everlasting God; therefore with angels and archangels and with all the company of heaven, we laud and
magnify thy glorious name: evermore praising thee and saying:
HOLY, HOLY, HOLY, LORD,
GOD OF HOSTS,
HEAVEN AND EARTH
ARE FULL OF THY GLORY
HOSANNA IN THE HIGHEST.
+ BLESSED IS HE THAT COMETH
IN THE NAME OF THE LORD
HOSANNA IN THE HIGHEST.
The Canon of the Mass (Anaphora)
The people kneel for the Canon.
Wherefore, O most loving Father, we thy servants do pray thee, through Jesus Christ our Lord, to receive and bless:
these + gifts,
these + offerings,
this + holy and spotless sacrifice. We offer this holy sacrifice first for Thy Holy Catholic Church, that it may please
thee to grant her peace, to watch over her, to bring her unity, and to guide her throughout the world. Likewise, for they
servant .N. our bishop, for all our clergy and for all believers and professors of the Orthodox, Catholic, and Apostolic faith.
The Commemoration of the Living
Be mindful, O Lord, of thy servants and handmaids, .N. and of all here present whose faith and devotion are known unto
thee, for whom we offer, and who themselves desire to offer, this sacrifice of praise. That it may avail for themselves, their
families and friends, for the redemption of their souls, for the health and salvation which they desire and for which they
now present their vows unto thee, the living and true God.
The Commemoration of the Departed
Remember, O Lord, thy servants and handmaids .N. who have gone before us marked with the sign of faith and rest in the
sleep of peace. To these, O Lord, and to all who rest in Christ, grant, we beseech thee, a place of refreshment, light, and
peace. Through the same Christ our Lord. AMEN.
We beseech thee, O Most Merciful Father, to send thy Holy Spirit upon + us, and upon these elements of bread and wine,
that the bread which we break + may become for us the Sacred Body of Christ, (Amen) and the Chalice of Blessing which we bless
+ the Precious Blood of Christ, (Amen) making the change + by Thy Holy Spirit. (Amen, Amen, Amen).
Here shall the Priest fall prostrate for a moment in adoration of the Body and Blood of Our LOrd and Saviour Jesus Christ.
We beseech thee to accept this, our service of praise and thanksgiving, together with the consecration of ourselves +
unto thee, and to thy holy service, through thy Son, Jesus Christ. AMEN.
WE GIVE THANKS UNTO THEE O LORD.
The Words of Institution
Our Lord Jesus Christ, on the same night in which he was betrayed, took bread (here shall the priest take a Host into
his hand), into His Holy and Venerable hands, and having raised His eyes unto Heaven unto Thee, O God, His Almighty Father;
and when he had given thanks unto Thee,
He blessed it +, brake it, and said,
“Take, and eat; for this is My Body."
In like manner, also, he took the Chalice into His Holy and venerable hands,(here the priest shall take the chalice into
his hands) after he had supped, again He gave thanks unto Thee,
and blessed it +, and gave it to His disciples, saying:
“ Drink this, all of ye; for This is the Chalice of My Blood. The Blood of the New and Everlasting Covenant;
the Mystery of Faith, which shall be shed for you and for many, unto the forgiveness of sins. This do ye, as oft as ye drink
it, in remembrance of me.”
Wherefore having in remembrance his holy life, His Blessed Passion, His Resurrection from the dead, and finally His Glorious
Ascension into Heaven; we, his servants, do set forth and offer unto Thee of the gifts bestowed upon us; the Pure Victim +,
the Holy Victim +. the all-perfect Victim +, the Sacred Host of Life Eternal, and the Chalice of unending salvation.
Graciously deign to regard with kind attention and hold acceptable, as Thou didst deign to accept the sacrifices of Abel,
Thy just servant, and the sacrifice of Abraham our Patriarch, and that which thy high priest Melchisedech offered unto Thee;
a Holy Sacrifice and a spotless Victim.
Humbly we impore Thee Almighty God, that these offerings might be carried by the hands of Thy Holy Angel
to Your Altar above;
before the face of Thy Divine Majesty;
That those of us who share in this Sacrifice of the Altar;
and receive the Most Sacred Body and Blood, of Thy Son;
may be filled with every grace and heavenly benediction;
through Jesus Christ Our Lord. Amen.
Lord God Almighty, Who alone art holy and Who dost accept the sacrifice of praise from such as call upon thee with their
whole heart, accept also the prayer of us sinners and receive us at thy holy altar. Enable us to present thee gifts and spiritual
sacrifices for our sins and for the ignorance of thy people and count us worthy to find favor before thee that our sacrifice
may be well pleasing and that the good spirit of thy grace may be upon + us, and upon these gifts + here set forth, and upon
all thy people.
Through the mercies of Thy Son, Jesus Christ, through Whom, O Lord, Thou dost always create +, sanctify +, vivify +, fill
with life; Bless+ and bestow upon us all good things.
Through Him, and With Him, and In Him; is unto Thee Almighty God and Father, in the Unity of the Holy Ghost; all Honour
and Glory, now and forever, world without end. AMEN.
The Lord’s Prayer
Let us pray. Taught by the precepts of salvation, and following the divine comandment, we are bold to say:
OUR FATHER, WHO ART IN HEAVEN,
HALLOWED BE THY NAME,
THY KINGDOM COME,
THY WILL BE DONE,
IN 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
R: BUT DELIVER US FROM EVIL.
Deliver us , we beseech Thee, O Lord, from all evils, past, present, and to come;
and by the intercession of the blessed and glorious Mary ever Virgin, Mother of God, together with thy blessed apostles
Peter and Paul; and Andrew, and all the Saints,
mercifully grant peace in our days: that through the help of Thy Mercy we may always be free from sin, and safe from all
Rubric: (Here shall the priest take the Host and Fracture the Host in half over the Chalice, saying:)
Through the same Jesus Christ Thy Son, Our Lord,
Rubric: (He puts the portion that is in his right hand upon the paten; and he then breaks off a small portion from the
portion in His left hand, saying:)
Who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the Unity of the Holy Ghost, One God;
Rubric: (He puts the other half with his left hand upon the paten, and holding the particle over the Chalice in his right
hand, and the Chalice with his left, he says:)
Forever and ever.
Rubric: (He makes the sign of the Cross three times over the Chalice with the Particle of the Host, saying:)
The Peace + of the Lord be + always with + you.
R. And with thy spirit.
Rubric: (He puts the particle into the Chalice, saying silently:)
May this co-mixture and consecration of the Body and Blood of Our Lord Jesus Christ; avail us that receive unto life everlasting
Rubric:( He covers the Chalice, kneels, rises, and bows before the Blessed Sacrament, with his hands joined together,
and striking his chest three times, says:)
Lamb of God, Thou who takest away the sins of the world; have mercy upon us.
Lamb of God, Thou who takest away the sins of the world; have mercy upon us.
Lamb of God, Thou who takest away the sins of the world; grant us Thy Peace.
O Almighty God, from whom cometh every good and perfect gift, and who poureth out on all who desire it, the spirit of
grace and supplication: deliver us when we draw nigh to Thee from coldness of heart and wanderings of mind. That with steadfast
thoughts and kindled affections we may worship Thee in spirit and in truth. AMEN.
The priest shall commune by intinction.
I will take the Bread of Heaven, and call upon the Name of the Lord.
Lord, I am not worthy that though shouldst enter under my roof;but speak the word only; and my soul shall be healed. (3
Receiving the elements he shall say:
The Body and Blood of our Lord Jesus Christ + preserve my soul unto everlasting life. Amen. (Corpus Sanguis Domini nostri
Jesu Christi custodiat animam meam in vitam aeternam, Amen.)
The Communion of the Faithful
As each communicant comes forward and receives the elements the priest shall say:
The Body and Blood of our Lord Jesus Christ + preserve your soul unto everlasting life. AMEN.
O give thanks unto the Lord, for he is good.
AND HIS MERCY ENDURETH FOREVER.
WE GIVE THANKS UNTO THEE, ALMIGHTY GOD,
THAT THOU HAST REFRESHED US WITH THIS, THY SALUTORY GIFT
OF THE MOST PRECIOUS BODY AND BLOOD,
SOUL AND DIVINITY OF THY SON OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST,
THE REMEDY OF ETERNAL LIFE.
AND WE BESEECH THEE, OF THY MERCY
TO STRENGTHEN US THROUGH THE SAME IN FAITH TOWARD THEE,
AND IN FERVENT LOVE TOWARD ONE ANOTHER.
WE ASK THIS THROUGH OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST.
WHO LIVETH AND REIGNETH WITH THEE, AND THE HOLY GHOST,
EVER ONE GOD, WORLD WITH OUT END. AMEN.
CONCLUSION OF THE MASS
Priest: The Almighty God bless you + The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, AMEN.
The Mass is ended, go in peace.
People: Thanks be to God.
The priest goes to the right side of the Altar and says:
P. The Lord be with you.
S. And with thy spirit.
P. + The beginning of the holy Gospel according to Saint John.
S. Glory be to Thee, O Lord.
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God.
All things were made by Him, and without Him was made nothing that was made. In Him was life, and the life was the Light of
men: and the Light shineth in darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.
There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. This man came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all
men through Him might believe. He was not the Light, but was to bear witness of the Light.
That was the true Light, which enlighteneth every man that cometh into this world. He was in the world, and the world
was made by Him, and the world knew Him not. He came unto His own, and His own received Him not. But as many as received Him,
to them He gave power to become the sons of God; to them that believe in His name: who are born, not of blood, nor of the
will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. Genuflect AND THE WORD WAS MADE FLESH, and dwelt among us, and we saw
His glory, the glory as of the Only-begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.
S. Thanks be to God.
All text here reprinted with full ecclesiastical approbation of the Holy Synod of CCC'
Original text compiled by Karl Pruter, (along with second edition edits 2010, 2011, by the Rev. David Ellis)
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be the Kingdom of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, now and ever and unto ages of ages .
In Peace let us pray to the Lord.
Kyrie Eleison. (Lord have Mercy).
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Word that sets men and women free from their sins, as they fall under the mighty convicting power of the Holy Spirit, and
lives are forever changed. We live in a desperate age, when all game playing, both in our lives, and in our churches, must
be forever at an end. The Living Risen Jesus wants to change your life and then set you on a path of holiness toward the goal
of total spiritual union with Him, and His Father, through the Holy Spirit. This is our goal.
We also are dedicated to non-compromise in essentials of the Faith. Christ
gave us the Sacrifice of Calvary, to participate in, by faith, as we share in the Eucharistic Sacrifice (which is identical
with the sacrifice at Calvary) and as we partake of the Body and Blood, flesh, soul, and divinity of our Lord Jesus in the
Blessed Sacrament, which is worthy of all adoration. Essential to the perpetuation of this Sacrifice of the Mass which we
know as the Divine Liturgy; is the perpetuation of the Apostolic Succession of Validly consecrated Bishops as sucessors of
the Apostles and validly ordained priests, without which no valid Eucharist could occur.
HISTORIC…the faith of the Holy Churches
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LITURGICAL…the faith and practice of historic liturgy featuring the Holy Eucharistic Sacrifice of Our Lord
and Saviour Jesus Christ, in the Divine Liturgy.
believe in the true Baptism of the Holy Spirit and the Gifts of the
believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth, and of all things visible and invisible.I believe one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only begotten
Son of God, begotten of the Father before all ages. Light of Light, true God of true God, begotten, not maded, of one substance
with the Father, through Him all things were made.
For us men and for our salvation, He
came down from heaven and was incarnate by the Holy Spirit of the Virgin Mary and became man.
He was crucified for us under Pontius
Pilate, and He suffered and was buried.
On the third day He rose again according to the Scriptures.
He ascended into heaven and is seated
at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again in glory to judge both the living and the dead, and His kingdom will have no
believe 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.
In one, holy, catholic, and apostolic Church.
I acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness
look for the resurrection of the dead.
And the life of the world to come. Amen.
*We are part of the “Independent Movement”of Anglican,Old Catholic, and Orthodox Churches. We
hold valid Holy Orders; recognized by all the Orthodox and Catholic Churches, yet we are not in canonical relationship at
this time with any of the Ancient Patriarchates. Unlike the Roman Church, we have married priests. Unlike the Anglican Church,
all our clergy have valid orders recognized by Rome and the Eastern Churches. And unlike the modernist churches, we do not
have female priests or bishops.
*We recite the Nicene Creed without the Western addition
of the so-called Filioque Clause.
*We maintain the seven sacraments of the Church.
*We stand for BIBLICAL,
traditional morality,and family values. We condemn the so-called “same sex marriages”.It is an abomination unto
*We cannot condone what God condemns. Therefore we condemn the ordaining (knowingly) of professing
homosexuals and lesbians and all other such admittedly immoral persons of profligate lifestyle, into the ministry of the Holy
A Sacramental Church The Seven Sacraments of the Church
Prince of Peace Church recognizes
and administers seven Mysterion or Sacraments as channels of Divine Grace. The New Testament records the institution by our
Lord, or the practice by the Apostles, of ever Sacrament except Matrimony. The latter is authenticated by the presence of
our Lord at the marriage at Cana. Baptism (gateway to the Sacraments) makes one a Christian, a child of God, and a member
of the Body of Christ, His Kingdom on earth. It begins our new life in God. (St. Matt. 28:19; St. John 3:5) Confirmation (Chrismation)
gives new life by the gift of the Holy Spirit. We are anointed with Holy Chrism (oil consecrated by a Bishop) and become one
with the priesthood of all believers. (Acts 8:14-17)
”The Mysterion of Repentance”
(Confession, Penance) reclaims those
who have fallen from grace after Baptism. Just as we have the Sacrament of Baptism to effect our union with God and His Kingdom
in the first place, so we have this Sacrament to restore that union when it has been broken by sin. Through this Sacrament
our sins are forgiven and we can make a new beginning. (St. Matt. 19:19, 18:18)This is part of every Eucharist.
Liturgy, Holy Mass) unites our individualities with God as the human and divine natures were first united in the Incarnation.
In this Sacrament, we partake actually and truly of the Body and Blood of Christ for the nourishment of our souls and bodies,
for eternal life. (St. Matt. 26:26-29)
(Ordination), is the means whereby the Church conducts its work. In this
Sacrament, the grace of God descends upon the laying-on of hands by an Apostolic Bishop. This Rite, which is recorded several
times in Scripture, has provided an uninterrupted succession from the Apostles. (St. John 15:16, II Timothy 1:6)
Holy Unction was a practice of the
Apostles during our Lord’s ministry. In this Sacrament, we receive anointing with blessed oil for the healing of infirmities,
both of the soul and the body. (St. Mark 6:13; St. James 5:14)
the Sacrament which joins a man and woman in a Holy Union before God. As Christ, by his presence, blessed the marriage at
Cana, he also blesses the marriage of those who are members of his Church. (St. John 4) Living the Faith Today, as in all
times, “the world, the flesh, and the devil” are very much with us. It is not possible for an individual, or for
a family, to live a truly Christian life apart form the Church and its Sacraments. *
believe in traditional Biblical morality. We denounce those churches and jurisdictions, which have abandoned Christ to go
after the lifestyles of Sodom and Gomorrah.
We will never be affiliated with any group which
endorses homosexual ministry, ordination of homosexuals, or any such diabolical practice. Further, we do not believe in the
ordination of women. Christ called twelve men as apostles, and their successors, likewise, have all been men. We do believe
in married clergy, and all clergy are to uphold the highest standards of morality.
“While the Divine Liturgy
is the primary service of worship, the Church also encourages use of the traditional Offices of Matins and Vespers, Exposition
of the Blessed Sacrament, and such Western Catholic devotions as The Rosary, Novenas and Stations of the Cross. Christ Catholic
Church follows the Gregorian Kalendar commonly used by the Western Church, but variations are permitted.”*
Liturgy is the Western Rite, but also permitted is the Eastern Byzantine Rite of St. John Chrysostom, which we have published
at this site also (see site directory).
Many people have come into this movement, after seeing the Biblical
justification for the historic view of the Holy Eucharist. Witrhout this, there is no sense to our mission, no purpose realized
in the gathering together each Sunday, unless we can gather as the people of God WITH our Lord and Saviour, Jesus who promised
to be present with us. We believe wholeheartedly in the truth of the transubstantiation of the Eucharistic bread and wine
into the true and real Body and Blood of our Lord Jesus Christ.
The Ascension of Jesus seen by The Holy Theotokos and the Apostles
Bible isthe true inspired Word of God.
TheNiceneCreedistobeheld and believed without alteration
God created the world and everything in it.
is a holy sacrament, and only between a MAN and a WOMAN.
Abortion is murder, and iscondemned.
Weare adamantly Pro-Life.
The clergy are to exemplify the highest moral standards. No immoral person,
or fonicator, or sodomite is to be ordained into the ministry. No woman is to be ordained into the ministry. The Sacrifice
of the (Mass) Divine Liturgy is the central liturgy of Christ’s Holy Orthodox Church.
Thou hast raised me from bed and sleep, O Lord; enlighten my mind
and heart, and open my lips, that I may praise Thee, O Holy Trinity: Holy, Holy, Holy art Thou, O God. For the sake of the
Mother of God, have mercy upon us.O Christ, the True Light, Who illuminest and sanctifiest every human being coming into the
world: let the light of Thy countenance be turned upon us, that in it we may behold the unapproachable Light. guide our footsteps
toward working according to Thy commandments, through the intercessions of Thy most pure Mother, and of all the saints. Amen.To
Thee, O Master Who lovest mankind, I hasten on rising from sleep; by Thy mercy I go forth to do Thy works, and I pray unto
Thee: help me at all times, and in all things; deliver me from every evil thing of this world and from the pursuit of the
devil; save me and lead me into Thine eternal Kingdom. For Thou art my Creator, Provider and Bestower of every good; wherefore
all my hope is in Thee, and to Thee I ascribe glory, now and ever, and unto ages of ages. Amen.
We bless Thee, O God in the highest and Lord of mercies, Who ever workest great and mysterious deeds for us, glorious,
wonderful and countless, Who providest us with sleep as a rest from our infirmities, and as a repose for our bodies tired
by labor. We thank Thee that Thou hast not destroyed us in our transgressions, but in Thy love toward mankind, Thou hast raised
us up that we might glorigy Thy Majesty. We entreat Thine infinite goodness, enlighten the eyes of our understanding and raise
up our minds from the heavy sleep of indolence; open our mouths and fill them with Thy praise, that we may unceasingly sing
and confess Thee, Who art God glorified in all and by all, the eternal Father, the Only- Begotten Son, and the All-Holy and
Good and Life-Giving Spirit, now and ever, and unto ages of ages. Amen.
Grant unto me,
my Lord, that with peace in mind I may face all that this new day is to bring. Grant unto me grace to surrender myself completely
to Thy holy will. Instruct and prepare me in all things for every hour of this day. Whatsoever tidings I may receive during
the day, do Thou teach me to accept them calmly, in the firm conviction that all eventualities fulfill Thy holy will. Govern
Thou my thoughts and feelings in all I do and say. When things unforeseen occur, let me not forget that all cometh down from
Thee. Teach me to behave sincerely and reasonable toward every member of my family and all other human beings, that I may
not cause confusion and sorrow to anyone. Bestow upon me, my Lord, strength to endure the fatigue of the day and to bear my
share in all its passing events. Guide Thou my will and teach me to pray, to believe, to hope, to suffer, to forgive, and
to love. Amen.
See our other pages of prayer at the links above.
Articles marked * contain material written or adapted from material by the Reverend Paul Dunn. All other material
written by Cathedral staff except as where otherwise indicated.
quotations are from the King James Version , Douay Rheims Version, and the Revised Standard Version of the Bible except as
where otherwise indicated.
Jesus is LORD
Jesus is Lord