Commemoration of the Dead
From the Book of Divine Worship
- The Proper: First Part - The Holy Eucharist - Rite Two - Eucharistic Prayer I.
With hands extended, he says: (Celebrant or one Concelebrant)
Remember, Lord, those who have died and have gone before us marked with the sign of faith, especially those for whom we now pray, [ and
The Priest prays for them briefly with joined hands. Then, with hands extended, he continues:
May these, and all who sleep in Christ, find in your presence light, happiness, and peace.
He joins his hands.
[Through Christ our Lord. Amen.]
With hands extended, he continues: (Celebrant or one Concelebrant)
For ourselves, too, we ask some share in the fellowship of your apostles and martyrs, with John the Baptist, Stephen, Matthias, Barnabas, [Ignatius, Alexander, Marcellinus, Peter, Felicity, Perpetua, Agatha, Lucy, Agnes, Cecilia, Anastasia] and all the saints.
The Priest strikes his breast with the right hand, saying:
Though we are sinners, we trust in your mercy and love.
With hands extended as before, he continues:
Do not consider what we truly deserve, but grant us your forgiveness.
He joins his hands and continues: (Celebrant alone)
Through Christ our Lord you give us all these gifts. You fill them with life and goodness, you bless them and make them holy.
He takes the Chalice and the paten with the Host and, lifting them up, sings or says: (Celebrant alone or with Concelebrants)
Through him, with him, in him, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, all glory and honor is yours, almighty Father, for ever and ever.
The People respond:
The Holy Eucharist continues with the Lord's Prayer: