Traditional Eucharist

WELCOME

On God alone my soul in stillness waits;
from him comes my salvation.
He alone is my rock and my salvation,
my stronghold, so that I shall never be shaken.

The Lord is here.
His Spirit is with us.

Almighty God,
to 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.

 

CONFESSION & ABSOLUTION

Let us confess our sins in penitence and faith,
firmly resolved to keep God’s commandments
and to live in love and peace with all:

Either, a Kyrie confession, such as

We have not always worshipped God, our creator.
Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.

We have not always followed Christ, our Saviour.
Christ, have mercy. Christ, have mercy.

We have not always trusted in the Spirit, our guide.
Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.

Or

Almighty God, our heavenly Father,
we have sinned against thee
and against our neighbour,
in thought and word and deed,
through negligence, through weakness,
through our own deliberate fault.
We are heartily sorry
and repent of all our sins.

For the sake of thy Son Jesus Christ,
who died for us, forgive us all that is past,
and grant that we may serve thee in newness of life
to the glory of thy name. Amen.

May almighty God have mercy upon you,
forgive you your sins, and keep you in life eternal,
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

THE COLLECT

THE READINGS

This is the word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.

GOSPEL READING

Hear the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to…

Glory be to thee, O Lord.

At the end

This is the Gospel of the Lord.

Praise be to thee, O Christ.

DECLARATION OF FAITH    (sometimes omitted midweek)

I believe in God, the Father 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.

 

PRAYERS OF INTERCESSION

In the power of the Spirit and in union with Christ,
let us pray to the Father.

The response to our prayers is one of

Lord in thy mercy, hear our prayer.

Lord, hear us. Lord, graciously hear us.

At the end

Merciful Father,
accept these prayers for the sake of thy Son,
our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.

 

THE PEACE

The peace of the Lord be always with you
and with thy spirit.

The priest prepares the bread and wine to offer on behalf of us all.

 

THE EUCHARISTIC PRAYER

The Lord be with you
and with thy spirit.

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.

We are led in our Thanksgiving, joining the following responses:

 

… 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.
Glory be to thee, O Lord most high.
Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord.
Hosanna in the highest.

… Great is the mystery of faith:

Christ has died: Christ is risen: Christ will come again.

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 those who 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.

 

AGNUS DEI

O Lamb of God, that takest away the sins of the world,
have mercy upon us.

O Lamb of God, that takest away the sins of the world,
have mercy upon us.

O Lamb of God, that takest away the sins of the world,
grant us thy peace.

Draw near with faith.

Receive the body of our Lord Jesus Christ
which he gave for you,
and his blood which he shed for you.

Eat and drink in remembrance that he died for you,
and feed on him in your hearts
by faith with thanksgiving.

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 nature 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.

Communion is received.

PRAYER AFTER COMMUNION

Either

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.

Or

Almighty God,
we thank thee for feeding us
with the body and blood of thy Son Jesus Christ.
Through him we offer thee our souls and bodies
to be a living sacrifice.

Send us out in the power of thy Spirit
to live and work
to thy praise and glory. Amen.

THE DISMISSAL

This or a seasonal blessing is given:

The peace of God,
which passes all understanding,
keep your hearts and minds
in the knowledge and love of God,
and of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord;
and the blessing of God almighty,
the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit,
be among you and remain with you always.
Amen.

Go in the peace of Christ.
Thanks be to God.