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From the Book of Divine Worship - The Proper: First Part - The Holy Eucharist - Rite One

A hymn, psalm, or anthem may be sung.

The People standing, the Celebrant says:
Blessed be God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
And blessed be his kingdom,
now and for ever. Amen.

In place of the above, from Easter Day through the Day of Pentecost:

Alleluia. Christ is risen.
The Lord is risen indeed. Alleluia.

In Lent and on other penitential occasions:

Bless the Lord who forgiveth all our sins;
His mercy endureth for ever.

The Celebrant says:
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.

Then the Ten Commandments may be said, or the following:

Hear what our Lord Jesus Christ saith: Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it: Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets.

Here is sung or said:

Lord, have mercy upon us.or Kyrie eleison.
Christ, have mercy upon us. Christe eleison.
Lord, have mercy upon us. Kyrie eleison.

Or this:

Holy God,
Holy and Mighty,
Holy Immortal One,
Have mercy upon us.

On Sundays and Holy Days appointed, the following is sung or said, all standing:

Glory be to God on high,
and on earth peace, good will 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.


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