Epiphany 2 Order of Service
17th January 2021

 

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THE ORDER OF SERVICE FOR EPIPHANY 2  
Common Worship

To accompany the online service on Sunday morning on 17th January

We Gather to Worship God

In the name of the Father, and of the Son

and of the Holy Spirit.

Amen.

Grace, mercy and peace from God our Father

and the Lord Jesus Christ be with you.

and also with you.

Prayer of Preparation

Almighty God, to whom all hearts are open,

all desires known, and from whom no secrets are hidden:

cleanse the thoughts of our hearts

by the inspiration of your Holy Spirit, 

that we may perfectly love you,

and worthily magnify your holy name;

through Christ our Lord. Amen.

We Ask for God's Forgiveness

The grace of God  has dawned upon the world through our Saviour Jesus Christ,

who sacrificed himself for us to purify a people as his own.

Let us confess our sins.

Lord Jesus, illuminate the darkness in our hearts:

Lord, have mercy.

Lord, have mercy.

 

Lord Jesus, open our eyes to your saving love:

Christ, have mercy.

Christ, have mercy.

 

Lord Jesus, unstop our ears to hear your living word:

Lord, have mercy.

Lord, have mercy.

 

We Receive God's Forgiveness

Almighty God, who forgives all who truly repent,

have mercy upon you,

pardon and deliver you from all your sins,

confirm and strengthen you in all goodness,

and keep you in life eternal;

through Jesus Christ our Lord. 

Amen.

Gloria (we stand)

Glory to God in the highest,

and peace to his people on earth.

Lord God, heavenly King,

almighty God and Father,

we worship you, we give you thanks,

we praise you for your glory.

Lord Jesus Christ, only Son of the Father,

Lord God, Lamb of God,

you take away the sin of the world:

have mercy on us;

you are seated at the right hand of the Father

receive our prayer. 

For you alone are the Holy One,

you alone are the Lord,

you alone are the Most High, Jesus Christ,

with the Holy Spirit,

in the glory of God the Father. Amen

The Prayer for Today

Eternal Lord,

our beginning and our end: bring us with the whole creation to your glory,

hidden through past ages and made known in Jesus Christ our Lord.

Amen.

We Listen to God's Word

First Reading (please sit)

At the end the reader may say

This is the word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.

Gospel Reading - please stand

Alleluia, alleluia.

Christ was revealed in flesh, proclaimed among the nations

and believed in throughout the world.

Alleluia.

 

At the end the reader may say

This is the Gospel of the Lord.

Praise to you, O Christ.

 

Sermon

We Affirm Our Faith

 

I believe in God, the Father, the Almighty, creator of heaven and earth.

I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord,

who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,

born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate; 

was crucified, died, and was buried;

he descended to the dead.

On the third day he rose again; 

he ascended into heaven, he is seated at the right hand of the Father,

and he will come to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit, 

the holy catholic Church,

the communion of saints, 

the forgiveness of sins,

the resurrection of the body,

and the life everlasting. Amen.

or

Let us declare our faith in God.

We believe in God the Father, 

from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named.

We believe in God the Son,

 who lives in our hearts through faith, 

and fills us with his love.

We believe in God the Holy Spirit,

who strengthens us with power from on high.

We believe in one God;

Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Amen.

We Share God's Peace

Christ is our Peace. 

If anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation.

The old has passed away; behold, everything has become new.

The peace of the Lord be always with you.

Thanksgiving Prayer

God of all goodness and grace,

receive the gifts we offer;

and grant that our whole life

may give you glory and praise;

through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Amen.

We Pray for the World

This response may be used

Lord, in your mercy,

hear our prayer.

The Lord’s Prayer

As our Saviour taught us , so we pray

Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name,

your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as in heaven.

Give us today our daily bread.

Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us.

Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil.

For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours now and for ever.

Amen.

 

We take part in Spiritual Communion

 

Loving God,

we give thanks for the saving death and resurrection of Jesus,

and we ask you to be close to us just now.

Thanks be to you, Lord Jesus Christ,

for all the benefits you have given me,

for all the pains and insults you have borne for me.

Since I cannot now receive you sacramentally,

I ask you to come spiritually into my heart.

O most merciful redeemer, friend and brother,

may I know you more clearly, love you more dearly,

and follow you more nearly, day by day. Amen.

We Go With God's Blessing

Christ the Son of God perfect in you the image of his glory

and gladden your hearts with the good news of his kingdom;

and the blessing of God almighty,

the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit,

be among you and remain with you always. Amen.

Dismissal

Go in peace to love and serve the Lord.

In the name of Christ. Amen.

To offer your monetary gift to God by supporting the work of the Tring Team Parish, please go to tringteamparish.org.uk/giving

Copyright: © The Archbishops’ Council 2000

 
THE ORDER OF SERVICE FOR EPIPHANY SEASON 
Common Worship

To accompany the online service on Sunday morning

The Gathering

In the name of the Father, and of the Son

and of the Holy Spirit.

Amen.

Grace, mercy and peace from God our Father

and the Lord Jesus Christ be with you.

and also with you.

Prayer of Preparation

Almighty God, to whom all hearts are open,

all desires known, and from whom no secrets are hidden:

cleanse the thoughts of our hearts

by the inspiration of your Holy Spirit, 

that we may perfectly love you,

and worthily magnify your holy name;

through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Prayers of Penitence

Christ the light of the world has come to dispel the darkness of our hearts.

In his light let us examine ourselves and confess our sins.

Lord of grace and truth, we confess our unworthiness to stand in your presence

as your children. We have sinned:

forgive and heal us.

 

The Virgin Mary accepted your call to be the mother of Jesus.

Forgive our disobedience to your will. We have sinned:

forgive and heal us.

 

Your Son our Saviour was born in poverty in a manger.

Forgive our greed and rejection of your ways. We have sinned:

forgive and heal us.

 

The shepherds left their flocks to go to Bethlehem.

Forgive our self-interest and lack of vision. We have sinned:

forgive and heal us.

The wise men followed the star to find Jesus the King.

Forgive our reluctance to seek you. We have sinned:

forgive and heal us.

 

The Lord enrich you with his grace, and nourish you with his blessing;

the Lord defend you in trouble and keep you from all evil;

the Lord accept your prayers, and absolve you from your offences,

for the sake of Jesus Christ, our Saviour.

Amen.

 

Gloria (we stand)

Glory to God in the highest,

and peace to his people on earth.

Lord God, heavenly King,

almighty God and Father,

we worship you, we give you thanks,

we praise you for your glory.

Lord Jesus Christ, only Son of the Father,

Lord God, Lamb of God,

you take away the sin of the world:

have mercy on us;

you are seated at the right hand of the Father

receive our prayer. 

For you alone are the Holy One,

you alone are the Lord,

you alone are the Most High,

Jesus Christ, with the Holy Spirit,

in the glory of God the Father. Amen

Collect

Creator of the heavens, who led the Magi by a star to worship the Christ-child:

guide and sustain us, that we may find our journey’s end in Jesus Christ our Lord.

Amen.

First Reading (please sit)

At the end the reader may say

 

This is the word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.

Gospel Reading - please stand

Hear the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Matthew.

Glory to you, O Lord.

 

At the end the reader may say

 

This is the Gospel of the Lord.

Praise to you, O Christ.

 

Sermon

We Affirm Our Faith

 

We believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty, maker of heaven and earth,

of all that is, seen and unseen.

 

We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God,

eternally begotten of the Father, God from God, Light from Light,

true God from true God, begotten, not made,

of one Being with the Father; through him all things were made.

For us and for our salvation he came down from heaven,

was incarnate from the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary and was made man.

For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate; 

he suffered death and was buried.

On the third day he rose again in accordance with the Scriptures;

he ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father.

He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead,

and his kingdom will have no end.

We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life,

who proceeds from the Father and the Son,

who with the Father and the Son is worshipped and glorified,

who has spoken through the prophets.

We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church.

We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.

We look for the resurrection of the dead,

and the life of the world to come. Amen.

Prayers

This response may be used

Lord of glory, hear our prayer.

Merciful Father 

accept these prayers for the sake of your Son,

our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.

The Peace

 

Our Saviour Christ is the Prince of Peace. 

Of the increase of his government and of peace there shall be no end.

The peace of the Lord be always with you.

And also with you.

We all share a sign of God's peace.

 

The Preparation of the Table

 

Blessed be God, by whose grace creation is renewed,

by whose love heaven is opened,

by whose mercy we offer our sacrifice of praise.

Blessed be God for ever.

 

The Eucharistic Prayer

The Lord is here                       or              The Lord be with you

his spirit is with us                    or              and also with you.

Lift up your hearts

We lift them to the Lord

Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

It is right to give thanks and praise.

You are worthy of our thanks and praise, 

Lord God of truth,

for by the breath of your mouth you have spoken your word,

and all things have come into being.

You fashioned us in your image and placed us in the garden of your delight.

Though we chose the path of rebellion you would not abandon your own.

Again and again you drew us into your covenant of grace.

You gave your people the law and taught us by your prophets

to look for your reign of justice, mercy and peace.

As we watch for the signs of your kingdom on earth,

we echo the song of the angels in heaven, evermore praising you and saying:

Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might, heaven and earth are full of your glory.

Hosanna in the highest.

Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. Hosanna in the highest.

Lord God, you are the most holy one, enthroned in splendour and light,

yet in the coming of your Son Jesus Christ you reveal the power of your love

made perfect in our human weakness.

Embracing our humanity, Jesus showed us the way of salvation;

loving us to the end, he gave himself to death for us;

dying for his own, he set us free from the bonds of sin,

that we might rise and reign with him in glory.

On the night he gave up himself for us all he took bread and gave you thanks;

he broke it ad gave it to his disciples, saying:

Take, eat; this is my body which is given for you; do this in remembrance of me.

In the same way, after supper he took the cup and gave you thanks;

he gave it to them, saying:

Drink this, all of you; this is my blood of the new covenant which is shed for you

and for many for the forgiveness of sins.

Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.

Therefore we proclaim the death that he suffered on the cross,

we celebrate his resurrection, his bursting from the tomb, 

we rejoice that he reigns at your right hand on high

and we long for his coming in glory.

As we recall the one, perfect sacrifice of our redemption,

Father, by your Holy Spirit let these gifts of your creation 

be to us the body and blood of our Lord Jesus Christ;

form us into the likeness of Christ and make us a perfect offering in your sight.

Look with favour on your people and in your mercy hear the cry of our hearts.

Bless the earth, heal the sick, let the oppressed go free

and fill your Church with power from on high.

Gather your people from the ends of the earth to feast with St Mary,

St Peter and St Paul, St John the Baptist and All Saints at the table of your kingdom,

where the new creation is brought to perfection in Jesus Chris our Lord.

Blessing and honour and glory and power

be yours for ever and ever. Amen.

The Lord’s Prayer

 

Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name,

your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as in heaven.

Give us today our daily bread.

Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us.

Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil.

For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours now and for ever.

Amen.

 

The Breaking Of The Bread

 

We break this bread to share in the body of Christ.

Though we are many, we are one body, because we all share in one bread.

Agnus Dei

Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world, have mercy on us.

Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world, have mercy on us.

Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world, grant us peace.

Loving God, we give thanks for the saving death and resurrection of Jesus, and we ask you to be close to us just now.

Thanks be to you, Lord Jesus Christ, for all the benefits you have given me, for all the pains and insults you have borne for me. Since I cannot now receive you sacramentally, I ask you to come spiritually into my heart. O most merciful redeemer, friend and brother, may I know you more clearly, love you more dearly, and follow you more nearly, day by day. Amen.

The Giving Of Communion

God's holy gifts for God's holy people.

Jesus Christ is holy, Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

We do not presume to come to this your table, 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 nature 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. Amen

Prayer After Communion

Lord God, the bright splendour whom the nations seek:

may we who with the wise men have been drawn by your light

discern the glory of your presence in your Son, the Word made flesh, Jesus Christ our Lord.

Amen.

Father of all, we give you thanks and praise,

that when we were still far off you met us in your Son and brought us home.

Dying and living, he declared your love, 

gave us grace and opened the gate of glory.

May we who share Christ's body live his risen life;

we who drink his cup bring life to others;

we whom the Spirit lights give light to the world.

Keep us firm in the hope you have set before us,

so we and all your children shall be free,

and the whole earth live to praise your name;

through Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Dismissal

Christ the Son of God perfect in you the image of his glory

and gladden your hearts with the good news of his kingdom;

and the blessing of God almighty,

the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit,

be among you and remain with you always. Amen.

Blessing

Go in peace to love and serve the Lord.

In the name of Christ. Amen.

To offer your monetary gift to God by supporting the work of the Tring Team Parish, please go to tringteamparish.org.uk/giving

Copyright: © The Archbishops’ Council 2000

 
THE ORDER OF SERVICE FOR CHRISTMAS  from the Book of Common Prayer

To accompany the audio service on Sunday morning

THE PREPARATION

 

The Lord’s Prayer

 

Our Father, which 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 them that trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation;
but deliver us from evil.

Amen.

 

Prayer of Preparation

 

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 Christ our Lord.

Amen.

The Commandments

 

God spake these words and said:

I am the Lord thy God;
thou shalt have none other gods but me.

Lord, have mercy upon us,

and incline our hearts to keep this law.

Thou shalt not make to thyself any graven image,

nor the likeness of any thing that is in heaven above,

or in the earth beneath, or in the water under the earth.

Thou shalt not bow down to them, nor worship them:

for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, and visit the sins of

the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me,

and shew mercy unto thousands in them that love me and keep my commandments.

Lord, have mercy upon us,

and incline our hearts to keep this law.

Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain:

the Lord will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.

Lord, have mercy upon us,

and incline our hearts to keep this law.

Remember that thou keep holy the Sabbath day.

Six days shalt thou labour, and do all that thou hast to do;

but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord thy God.

In it thou shalt do no manner of work, thou, and thy son, and       

thy daughter, thy manservant, and thy maidservant, thy cattle,   

and the stranger that is within thy gates. For in six days the           

Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is,    

and rested the seventh day: wherefore the Lord blessed the      

seventh day, and hallowed it.

Lord, have mercy upon us,

and incline our hearts to keep this law.

Honour thy father and thy mother;

that thy days may be long in the land
which the Lord thy God giveth thee.

Lord, have mercy upon us,

and incline our hearts to keep this law.

Thou shalt do no murder.

Lord, have mercy upon us,

and incline our hearts to keep this law.

Thou shalt not commit adultery.

Lord, have mercy upon us,

and incline our hearts to keep this law.

Thou shalt not steal.

Lord, have mercy upon us,

and incline our hearts to keep this law.

Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.

Lord, have mercy upon us,

and incline our hearts to keep this law.

Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s house,

thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s wife, nor his servant,

nor his maid, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor anything that is his.

Lord, have mercy upon us,

and write all these thy laws in our hearts,

we beseech thee.

 

The Collect

 

Almighty God who didst wonderfully create man in thine own image,

and didst yet more wonderfully restore him: Grant, we beseech thee,

that as thy Son our Lord Jesus Christ was made in the likeness of men,

so we may be made partakers of the divine nature; through the same thy Son,

who with thee and the Holy Ghost liveth and reigneth, one God, world without end.  Amen.

 

The Reading

 

The Epistle is written in the … chapter of …  beginning at the … verse.

 

or else

 

The Scripture appointed instead of the Epistle is written in the … chapter of … beginning at the … verse.

Here endeth the Epistle.

Thanks be to God

 

Gospel

It is customary to stand for the Gospel, however those who feel unsteady on their feet or would be more comfortable seated should remain seated.


The holy Gospel is written in the … chapter of the Gospel
according to Saint …, beginning at the … verse.

Glory be to thee, O Lord.

 

 This is the Gospel of the Lord.

Praise be to thee, O Christ.

The Creed

 

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,
being of one substance 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 and giver of life,
who proceedeth from the Father and the Son,
who with the Father and the Son together
is worshipped and glorified,
who spake by the prophets.
And I believe one Catholick and Apostolick 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.

 

Sermon

 

Offertory

 

Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.

Intercession

 

Let us pray for the whole state of Christ’s Church militant here in earth.  Almighty and everliving God, who by thy holy Apostle hast taught us to make prayers and supplications, and to give thanks, for all men: We humbly beseech thee most mercifully [*to accept our alms and oblations, and] to receive these our prayers, which we offer unto thy Divine Majesty; beseeching thee to inspire continually the universal Church with the spirit of truth, unity, and concord: And grant, that all they that do confess thy holy Name may agree in the truth of thy holy Word, and live in unity, and godly love. We beseech thee also to save and defend all Christian Kings, Princes, and Governors; and specially thy servant ELIZABETH our Queen; that under her we may be godly and quietly governed: And grant unto her whole Council, and to all that are put in authority under her, that they may truly and indifferently minister justice, to the punishment of wickedness and vice, and to the maintenance of thy true religion, and virtue.

Give grace, O heavenly Father, to all Bishops and Curates, that they may both by their life and doctrine set forth thy true and lively Word, and rightly and duly administer thy holy Sacraments: And to all thy people give thy heavenly grace; and specially to this congregation here present; that, with meek heart and due reverence, they may hear, and receive thy holy Word; truly serving thee in holiness and righteousness all the days of their life.

 

And we most humbly beseech thee of thy goodness, O Lord, to comfort and succour all them, who in this transitory life are in trouble, sorrow, need, sickness, or any other adversity. And we also bless thy holy Name for all thy servants departed this life in thy faith and fear; beseeching thee to give us grace so to follow their good examples, that with them we may be partakers of thy heavenly kingdom: Grant this, O Father, for Jesus Christ's sake, our only Mediator and Advocate.

Amen.

 

Confession

 

Ye that do truly and earnestly repent you of your sins, and are in love and charity with your neighbours, and intend to lead a new life, following the commandments of God, and walking from henceforth in his holy ways: draw near with faith, and take this holy sacrament to your comfort; and make your humble confession to almighty God, meekly kneeling upon your knees.

 

Then shall this general Confession be made, in the name of all those that are minded to receive the holy Communion, all the people kneeling humbly upon their knees and saying,

 

Almighty God,
Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
maker of all things, judge of all men:
we acknowledge and bewail

our manifold sins and wickedness,
which we, from time to time,
most grievously have committed,
by thought, word and deed,
against thy divine majesty,
provoking most justly thy wrath and indignation against us.

We do earnestly repent,
and are heartily sorry for these our misdoings;
the remembrance of them is grievous unto us;
the burden of them is intolerable.
Have mercy upon us,
have mercy upon us, most merciful Father;
for thy Son our Lord Jesus Christ’s sake,
forgive us all that is past;
and grant that we may ever hereafter
serve and please thee in newness of life,
to the honour and glory of thy name;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

Almighty God, our heavenly Father,
who of his great mercy hath promised forgiveness of sins
to all them that with hearty repentance

and true faith turn unto him:
have mercy upon you;
pardon and deliver you from all your sins;
confirm and strengthen you in all goodness;
and bring you to everlasting life; through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Amen.

 

The Comfortable Words

 

Hear what comfortable words our Saviour Christ saith unto all that truly turn to him:  Come unto me, all that travail and are heavy laden, and I will refresh you.

Matthew 11.28

 

So God loved the world, that he gave his only-begotten Son, to the end that all that believe in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

John 3.16

 

Hear also what Saint Paul saith: This is a true saying, and worthy of all men to be received, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners.

1 Timothy 1.15

 

Hear also what Saint John saith: If any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous; and he is the propitiation for our sins.

1 John 2.1,2

 

Preface

 

Lift up your hearts.

We lift them up unto the Lord.

Let us give thanks unto our Lord 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 Lord, holy 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:

Al Holy, holy, holy, Lord God of hosts,

heaven and earth are full of thy glory.

Glory be to thee, O Lord most high. Amen.

 

Prayer of Humble Access

 

We do not presume

to come to this thy table, O merciful Lord,

trusting in our own righteousness,

but in thy manifold and great mercies.

We are not worthy

so much as to gather up the crumbs under thy table.

But thou art the same Lord,

whose property is always to have mercy:

grant us therefore, gracious Lord,

so to eat the flesh of thy 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. Amen.

The Prayer of Consecration

 

Almighty God, our heavenly Father, who of thy tender mercy didst give thine only Son Jesus Christ to suffer death upon the cross for our redemption; who made there (by his one oblation of himself once offered) a full, perfect and sufficient sacrifice, oblation and satisfaction for the sins of the whole world; and did institute, and in his holy gospel command us to continue, a perpetual memory of that his precious death, until his coming again:

Hear us, O merciful Father, we most humbly beseech thee; and grant that we receiving these thy creatures of bread and wine, according to thy Son our Saviour Jesus Christ’s holy institution, in remembrance of his death and passion, may be partakers of his most blessed body and blood:

who, in the same night that he was betrayed, took bread;
and, when he had given thanks, he brake it,
and gave it to his disciples, saying,

Take, eat;
this is my body which is given for you:
do this in remembrance of me.


Likewise after supper he took the cup;
and, when he had given thanks, he gave it to them, saying,
Drink ye all of this;
for this is my blood of the new testament,
which is shed for you and for many,

for the remission of sins:
do this, as oft as ye shall drink it,

in remembrance of me.

All Amen.

 

Giving of Communion

 

Prayer after the communion

 

As our Saviour Christ hath commanded and taught us,
we are bold to say

 

Our Father, which 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 them that trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation;
but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom,
the power and the glory,
for ever and ever.
Amen.

O Lord and heavenly Father, we thy humble servants entirely desire thy fatherly goodness mercifully to accept this our sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving; most humbly beseeching thee to grant, that by the merits and death of thy Son Jesus Christ, and through faith in his blood, we and all thy whole Church may obtain remission of our sins, and all other benefits of his passion. And here we offer and present unto thee, O Lord, ourselves, our souls and bodies, to be a reasonable, holy and lively sacrifice unto thee; humbly beseeching thee, that all we, who are partakers of this holy communion, may be fulfilled with thy grace and heavenly benediction. And although we be unworthy, through our manifold sins, to offer unto thee any sacrifice, yet we beseech thee to accept this our bounden duty and service; not weighing our merits, but pardoning our offences, through Jesus Christ our Lord; by whom, and with whom, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, all honour and glory be unto thee, O Father almighty, world without end.

Amen

 

Gloria in 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 Jesu 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,
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 Blessing

 

Christ the Son of God, born of Mary,
fill you with his grace to trust his promises and obey his will;
and the blessing of God almighty,
the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit,
be among you and remain with you always.

Amen.

 

© The Crown/Cambridge University Press: The Book of Common Prayer (1662)

 

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