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PRIEST

Together with the spirits of the righteous made perfect, give rest to the soul[s] of Thy servant[s], O Saviour; and preserve it [them] in that life of blessedness near to thee, O Lover of mankind.

 

CHOIR

In the place of Thy rest, O Lord, where all the saints repose, give rest also to the soul[s] of Thy servant[s], for Thou only art Immortal.

 

PRIEST

Glory to the Father, and to the Son. And to the Holy Spirit.

Thou art our God, who didst descend into Hades, and didst loose the pains of those held captive: do Thou also give rest to the soul[s] of Thy servant[s], O Saviour.

 

CHOIR

Now and for ever: world without end. Amen.

O Virgin, who alone art pure and immaculate, and didst mystically bring forth God, intercede for the salvation of the soul[s] of thy servant[s].

 

PRIEST

Have mercy upon us, O God...

CHOIR: Kyrie eleison.

 

PRIEST

Again we pray for the repose of the soul[s]...

CHOIR: Kyrie eleison.

 

PRIEST

Let the Lord God establish his [her, their] soul[s]... 

CHOIR: Grant us, O Lord.

 

PRIEST

O God of all spirits and of every flesh...

For Thou art the resurrection, the life and the repose... 

CHOIR: Amen.

 

PRIEST

Everlasting be thy [your] memory, O our brother [sister, brethren], who art worthy of blessedness and eternal memory. [3]

 

CHOIR

Everlasting be the memory, everlasting be the memory, everlasting be his [her, their] memory.