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The Priest, standing before the Holy Doors [still closed] shall make three lowly reverences saying: O God, be gracious unto me a sinner, and have mercy upon me. Then vesting himself with only the epitrakhelion shall say:    

Blessed is our God always, now and for ever: world without end.

CHOIR: Amen.

PRIEST: Glory be to Thee, our God, glory be to Thee.

O heavenly King and Comforter, Spirit of Truth, that art in all places and fillest all things, Treasure of goodness, and Giver of life: come and abide in us; and cleanse us from all that defileth, and save our souls, O Thou who art Good.

CHOIR: Trisagion…

 

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.

CHOIR: Amen. Kyrie eleison or Lord have mercy. [12]

Glory…Now… O come, let us worship… [3], Have mercy upon me, O God… [Psalm 50], Canon to the Holy Trinity in the tone of the week, the troparia to the Holy Trinity, Trisagion…

 

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.

CHOIR: The Ypakoe. Kyrie eleison [40],

More honourable than the cherubim…

In the name of the Lord, Father, give the blessing.

 

PRIEST

God be merciful unto us, and bless us. May His face shine forth upon us and have mercy upon us.

Glory be to Thee, O Christ our God and our hope, glory be to Thee.

May [He who is risen from the dead] Christ our true God, by the prayers of His most holy Mother; of the holy and all-glorious Apostles; of our holy God-bearing fathers; of [Name of the saint to whom the Church is dedicated]; of [Name of saint] to whose memory we dedicate this day; and of all the saints, have mercy upon us, and save our souls: For He is good and loving-kind.

Let us Pray for the peace of the whole world.

CHOIR: Kyrie eleison or Lord have mercy. And after each petition

For our father and Archbishop [Name] and for all our brethren in Christ,

For our absent fathers and brethren,

For those who minister and have ministered unto us,

For those who hate and love us,

For those who have asked of us sinners to pray for them,

For the deliverance of those held captive,

For the fair sailing of those at sea,

For those who in sickness are bedridden,

Let us pray also for the abundance of the fruits of the earth.

And for every Orthodox Christian soul.

Let us bless the pious kings.

The Orthodox Hierarchs, the founders of this holy Church.

For our parents and our teachers, and for all our departed fathers, brethren, and Orthodox Christians everywhere who have fallen asleep.

Let us say for them, Kyrie eleison, Kyrie eleison, Kyrie eleison.

May He have mercy upon us and save us, for He is good and loving-kind and a merciful God.

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

CHOIR: Amen.