An Order for Celebrating
the Holy Eucharist


 

 

This rite requires careful preparation by the Priest and other participants.

It is not intended for use at the principal Sunday or weekly celebration of
the Holy Eucharist.



The People and Priest

Gather in the Lord's Name

Proclaim and Respond to the Word of God

The proclamation and response may include readings, songs, talk, dance,
instrumental music, other art forms, silence. A reading from the Gospel
is always included.

Pray for the World and the Church

 

 

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Exchange the Peace

Either here or elsewhere in the service, all greet one another in the
name of the Lord.

Prepare the Table

Some of those present prepare the table; the bread, the cup of wine,
and other offerings, are placed upon it.

Make Eucharist

The Great Thanksgiving is said by the Priest in the name of the
gathering, using one of the eucharistic prayers provided.

The people respond--Amen!

Break the Bread

Share the Gifts of God

The Body and Blood of the Lord are shared in a reverent manner; after
all have received, any of the Sacrament that remains is then consumed.

When a common meal or Agape is a part of the celebration, it follows here.

 

 

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At the Great Thanksgiving

In making Eucharist, the Celebrant uses one of the Eucharistic Prayers
from Rite One or Rite Two, or one of the following forms



Form 1

Celebrant    The Lord be with you.
People        And also with you.
Celebrant    Lift up your hearts.
People        We lift them to the Lord.
Celebrant    Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
People        It is right to give him thanks and praise.

The Celebrant gives thanks to God the Father for his work in creation
and his revelation of himself to his people;

Recalls before God, when appropriate, the particular occasion being
celebrated;

Incorporates or adapts the Proper Preface of the Day, if desired.

If the Sanctus is to be included, it is introduced with these or similar
words


And so we join the saints and angels in proclaiming your glory, as we
sing (say),

Celebrant and People

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.

 

 

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The Celebrant now praises God for the salvation of the world through
Jesus Christ our Lord.

The Prayer continues with these words


And so, Father, we bring you these gifts. Sanctify them by
your Holy Spirit to be for your people the Body and Blood
of Jesus Christ our Lord.

At the following words concerning the bread, the Celebrant is to hold it,
or to lay a hand upon it; and at the words concerning the cup, to hold or
place a hand upon the cup and any other vessel containing wine to be
consecrated.


On the night he was betrayed he took bread, said the
blessing, broke the bread, and gave it to his friends, and
said, "Take, eat: This is my Body, which is given for you.
Do this for the remembrance of me."

After supper, he took the cup of wine, gave thanks, and
said, "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. Whenever you drink it, do this for the
remembrance of me."

Father, we now celebrate the memorial of your Son. By
means of this holy bread and cup, we show forth the sacrifice
of his death, and proclaims his resurrection, until he comes
again.

Gather us by this Holy Communion into one body in your
Son Jesus Christ. Make us a living sacrifice of praise.

By him, and with him, and in him, in the unity of the Holy
Spirit all honor and glory is yours, Almighty Father, now and
for ever. AMEN.

 

 

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Form 2

Celebrant    The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ and the love
                of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be
                with you all.
People        And also with you.
Celebrant    Lift up your hearts.
People        We lift them to the Lord.
Celebrant    Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
People        It is right to give him thanks and praise.

The Celebrant gives thanks to God the Father for his work in creation
and his revelation of himself to his people;

Recalls before God, when appropriate, the particular occasion being
celebrated;

Incorporates or adapts the Proper Preface of the Day, if desired.

If the Sanctus is to be included, it is introduced with these or similar
words


And so we join the saints and angels in proclaiming your glory, as we
sing (say),

Celebrant and People

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.


The Celebrant now praises God for the salvation of the world through
Jesus Christ our Lord.

 

 

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At the following words concerning the bread, the Celebrant is to hold
it, or to lay a hand upon it; and at the words concerning the cup, to
hold or place a hand upon the cup and any other vessel containing wine
to be consecrated.


On the night he was handed over to suffering and death, our
Lord Jesus Christ took bread; and when he had given thanks
to you, he broke it, and gave it to his disciples, and said,
"Take, eat: This is my Body, which is given for you. Do this
for the remembrance of me."

After supper he took the cup of wine; and when he had given
thanks, he gave it to them, and said, "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. Whenever you drink
it, do this for the remembrance of me."

Recalling now his suffering and death, and celebrating his
resurrection and ascension, we await his coming in glory.

Accept, O Lord, our sacrifice of praise, this memorial of our
redemption.

Send your Holy Spirit upon these gifts. Let them be for us
the Body and Blood of your Son. And grant that we who eat
this bread and drink this cup may be filled with your life and
goodness.

The Celebrant then prays that all may receive the benefits of Christ's
work, and the renewal of the Holy Spirit.

The Prayer concludes with these or similar words


All this we ask through your Son Jesus Christ. By him, and
with him, and in him, in the unity of the Holy Spirit all honor
and glory is yours, Almighty Father, now and for ever. AMEN.

 

 

 

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