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PRAYER AND BLESSING AT THE NOON MEAL

READER

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 them that trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.

PRIEST

For Thine is the kingdom, the power and the glory, of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, now and for ever: world without end.

READER: Amen.

Glory be to the Father and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, now and for ever: world without end. Amen. Kyrie eleison, Kyrie eleison, Kyrie eleison, Holy Father, give the blessing.

PRIEST

O Christ our God, bless the food and drink of thy servants, for Thou art holy, always, now and for ever: world without end.

READER: Amen.

AFTER THE NOON MEAL

READER

We thank Thee, O Christ our God, that Thou has filled us with Thine earthly goods; deprive us not also of Thy Heavenly Kingdom, but as Thou camest in the midst of Thy disciples, O Saviour, and gavest them peace, come also amongst us and save us.

Glory be to the Father and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, now and for ever: world without end. Amen. Kyrie eleison, Kyrie eleison, Kyrie eleison, Holy Father, give the blessing.

PRIEST

O Christ our God, bless the uneaten remnants of this table and multiply them in (this holy monastery, this establishment, this home) this parish and in all thy world, for Thou art holy, always, now and for ever: world without end.

READER: Amen.

PRIEST

By the prayers of our holy fathers, Lord Jesus Christ our God, have mercy upon us and save us.

READER: Amen.

 

PRAYER AND BLESSING AT THE EVENING MEAL

READER

The poor shall eat and be filled, and they that seek the Lord shall praise Him; their hearts shall live for ever and ever.

Glory be to the Father and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, now and for ever: world without end. Amen. Kyrie eleison, Kyrie eleison, Kyrie eleison, Holy Father, give the blessing.

PRIEST

O Christ our God, bless the food and drink of thy servants, for Thou art holy, always, now and for ever: world without end.

READER: Amen.

AFTER THE EVENING MEAL

READER

Thou hast gladdened us, O Lord, by Thy deeds, and in the works of Thy hands have we rejoiced. The light of Thy countenance, O Lord, hath been signed upon us; Thou hast given gladness to our hearts. From the fruit of wheat, wine, and oil have we been filled; in peace in the same place shall we lie down and sleep, for Thou, O Lord, alone hast made us to dwell in hope.

Glory be to the Father and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, now and for ever: world without end. Amen. Kyrie eleison, Kyrie eleison, Kyrie eleison, Holy Father, give the blessing.

PRIEST

O Christ our God, bless the uneaten remnants of this table and multiply them in (this holy monastery, this establishment, this home) this parish and in all thy world, for Thou art holy, always, now and for ever: world without end.

READER: Amen.

PRIEST

By the prayers of our holy fathers, Lord Jesus Christ our God, have mercy upon us and save us.

READER: Amen.