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Rite Two

From the Book of Divine Worship - Holy baptism.

The Minister of Baptism is vested in alb and white stole, or surplice and white stole. He may wear a cope.

A hymn, psalm, or anthem may be sung.

The People standing, the Celebrant says:

Blessed be God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

People

And blessed be his kingdom, now and for ever. Amen.

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

Celebrant

Alleluia. Christ is risen.

People

The Lord is risen indeed. Alleluia.

In Lent and on other penitential occasions:

Celebrant

Bless the Lord who forgives all our sins;

People

His mercy endures for ever.

The Celebrant then continues:

There is one Body and one Spirit;

People

There is one hope in God's call to us;

Celebrant

One Lord, one Faith, one Baptism;

People

One God and Father of all.

Celebrant

The Lord be with you.

People

And also with you.

Celebrant

Let us pray.

The Collect of the Day

The People respond:

Amen.

At the principal service on a Sunday or other feast, the Collect and Lessons are properly those of the Day. On other occasions they are selected from "At Baptism." (See Additional Directions.)

The Lessons

The People sit.

One or two Lessons, as appointed, are read, the Reader first saying

A Reading (Lesson) from  

A citation giving chapter and verse may be added.

After each Reading, the Reader may say:

The Word of the Lord.

People

Thanks be to God.

Or the Reader may say:

Here ends the Reading (Epistle).

Silence may follow.

A Psalm, hymn, or anthem may follow each Reading.

Then, all standing, the Deacon or a Priest reads the Gospel, first saying:

The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to  .

People

Glory to you, Lord Christ.

After the Gospel, the Reader says:

The Gospel of the Lord.

People

Praise to you, Lord Christ.

The Sermon

Or the Sermon may be preached after the Peace.

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