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With Holy Communion from Presanctified Gifts Served by a Deacon

Approved for use in the Eparchy of Toronto and Eastern Canada by His Grace CORNELIUS.

A deacon may not take this service unless he has received a blessing from the bishop to do such. This blessing is only given by the bishop and not the pastor and only for such circumstances that would unduly deprive the faithful of the Holy Mysteries of Christ, i.e. when it is morally or physically impossible for a priest to celebrate the Divine Liturgy on a Sunday. This service is not to take place on Saturday evenings when the liturgical norms require Vespers.

The Holy Doors and the Curtain of the Iconastasis are closed. All the candles and hanging lamps both in the Altar and the Sanctuary are lit.

The deacon attired in both inner and outer rasons enters the church at the appointed time and in front of the holy doors makes three bows to the east. He makes two bows to the icon of Christ, kisses it and makes a third bows. He makes two bows to the icon of the Mother of God, kisses it and makes a third bows. He then bows to each choir and enters the Altar by the south door.

The deacon having entered the Altar makes three bows, and kisses the southwest corner of the holy table.

He removes the outer rason. He takes sticharion, orarion and cuffs in his left hand and makes three bows to the east. He vests in the sticharion, orarion and cuffs saying nothing.

The deacon goes to the prothesis and pours a sufficient amount of wine with a little water into the chalice, saying nothing. He goes to the holy table and places the book of the holy Gospels to the upper right side. He opens the antimension and then brings the chalice to the holy table and places the chalice upon it. He opens the artophorion, makes a bow and carefully removes a sufficient quantity of the Holy Mysteries from the ciborium or pyx placing the Sacrament into the chalice. He returns the ciborium or pyx to the artophorion and closes it. He wipes his fingers with the sponge over the chalice. He covers the chalice with a small veil. He makes a bow.

Circumambulating the holy table he exits the Altar through the north door and standing on the ambo, he makes three bows to the east and begins:

Deacon: Through the prayers of our holy fathers, Lord Jesus Christ our God, have mercy on us.

All: Amen.

Holy God, Holy and Mighty, Holy and Immortal, have mercy on us. (3x)
Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit, now and for ever and ever. Amen.

Trinity most holy, have mercy on us.
Cleanse us of our sins, O Lord;
Pardon our transgressions, O Master;
Look upon our weaknesses and heal them, O Holy One;
for the sake of Your name.

Lord, have mercy. (3x)
Glory be...: now and for ever....:

Our Father, Who art in heaven, hallowed by Thy name.
Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil.

Deacon: Through the prayers of our holy

All: Amen.

Reader or All:

Psalm 102

Bless the Lord, O my soul, and let all that is within me bless His holy name.
Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits.
He forgives all your iniquities, He heals all your diseases.
He redeems your life from corruption, He crowns you with mercy and compassion.
Compassionate and merciful is the Lord, long-suffering and abounding in mercy.
Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit, now and for ever and ever. Amen.
Bless the Lord, O my soul, and let all that is within me bless His holy name. Blessed are You, O Lord.

Psalm 145

Praise the Lord, O my soul; in my life I will praise the Lord, I will sing to my God as long as I shall live.
Put not your trust in princes, in the children of men, in whom there is no salvation.
The Lord shall reign for ever, Your God, O Sion, from generation to generation.
Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit, now and for ever and ever. Amen.

Only-begotten Son and Word of God, You are immortal, and You willed for our salvation to be made flesh of the holy Mother of God and ever-virgin Mary, and without change You became man. You were crucified, O Christ our God, and trampled death by death. You are one of the Holy Trinity, glorified with Father and the Holy Spirit, save us.

The Beatitudes

Remember us, O Lord, in Your kingdom.
Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are they who mourn, for they will be comforted.
Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the land.
Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be satisfied
Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.
Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.
Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called the sons of God.
Blessed are they who are persecuted for the sake of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are you when they insult you and persecute you and utter every kind of evil word against you falsely because of Me.
Rejoice and be glad for your reward will be great in heaven.

The Reader announces the proper Prokimen according to the tone and the assembly responds,
the Reader chants the stikerion, the assembly the response,
the Reader the 1st half of the response and the assembly the 2nd half of the response.

The Reader stands in the centre of the Sanctuary and faces the east as is usual.

A reading from the Epistle of the holy apostle _______ to the _______.

Following the Apostle Reading, the deacon stands in the centre of the Sanctuary and faces the east. He reads from a bible, or a small-unadorned book of the Gospels but not from the book of the Gospels that is kept upon the altar.

A reading from the holy gospel according to _________.

All: Glory be to You, O Lord, glory be to You.

After the Gospel has been read.

All: Glory be to You, O Lord, glory be to You.

(If blessed by the bishop so to do, the Deacon may give a homily at this point.)

Tithes and offerings are placed in a collection basket for the good of the Church and the poor.

Reader or All:

Remember us, O Lord, when You come into Your kingdom.
Remember us, O Master, when You come into Your kingdom.
Remember us, O Holy One, when You come into Your kingdom.

Reader or All:

The heavenly choir praises You and says: Holy, holy, holy Lord of Sabaoth, heaven and earth are full of Your glory!

Reader -stichos:

Come unto Him, and be enlightened, and your faces shall not be ashamed.

Reader or All:

The heavenly choir praises You and says: Holy, holy, holy Lord of Sabaoth, heaven and earth are full of Your glory!

Glory be the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit,

The choir of holy angels and archangels, with all the heavenly host, praises You and says:
Holy, holy, holy Lord of Sabaoth, heaven and earth are full of Your glory!

Now and for ever and ever. Amen.

Reader or All:

I believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all that is seen and unseen. I believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God, eternally begotten of the Father. Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, one in being with the Father. Through Him all things were made. For us men and for our salvation He came down from heaven: by the power of the Holy Spirit He was born of the Virgin Mary, and became man. For our sake He was crucified under Pontius Pilate; He suffered, died, and was buried. On the third day He rose again in fulfillment of the Scriptures; He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead, and His kingdom will have no end. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father. With the Father and the Son He is worshiped and glorified. He has spoken through the Prophets. I believe in one, holy, catholic, and apostolic Church. I acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins. I look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. Amen.

Remit, pardon, forgive, O God, our offences, both voluntary and involuntary, in deed and word, in knowledge and ignorance, by day and by night, in mind and thought; forgive us all things, for You are good and the Lover of mankind.

Our Father, Who art in heaven, hallowed by Thy name.
Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil.

DeaconThrough the prayers of our holy fathers, Lord Jesus Christ our God, have mercy on us.:

The deacon then enters the Altar.

The appointed kontakia are taken: for the day, the saint and the temple.

Reader or All: Lord, have mercy. (12x)

Reader or All:
O all- holy Trinity, Might One in essence, Kingdom undivided, Origin of all good things, be graciously inclined also to me the sinner.
Establish me; give understanding to my heart, and purge away all my vileness.
Enlighten my mind, that I my glorify, sing praises and adore You and say:
You alone are holy, You alone are the Lord, O Jesus Christ, in the glory of the Father. Amen.

The deacon having entered the Altar, makes a bow and kisses the holy table. He removes the small veil and pours the zeon (hot water) into the chalice.

The curtain is drawn aside and the holy doors are opened. The deacon facing the holy Mysteries together with the whole assembly says:

I believe, O Lord, and confess that You are truly Christ, the Son of the living God,
Who came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am first.
Accept me this day, O Son of God, as a partaker of Your mystical Supper.
I will not tell the mystery to Your enemies, nor will I give You a kiss as did Judas,
but like the thief, I confess to You: Remember me, O Lord, when You come into Your kingdom.
Remember me, O Master, when You come into Your kingdom.
Remember me, O Holy One, when You come into Your kingdom.
May the partaking of Your Holy Mysteries, O Lord,
be unto me not for judgement or condemnation but for the healing of soul and body.
God, be merciful to me, a sinner. God, cleanse me of my sins and have mercy on me.
I have sinned without number, forgive me, O Lord.

The deacon standing at the holy table makes a bow to the chalice receives the holy Mysteries by the spoon through his own hand. He covers the chalice with the eiliton and makes a bow. He takes the chalice and proceeds through the holy doors saying:

Deacon: Approach with the fear of God and with faith.

All: Blessed is He Who comes in the name of the Lord, God the Lord has appeared to us.

Those who wish to receive communion then approach. They go one by one and bow with all humility and reverence, keeping their hands crossed upon their breast. And in this manner they receive the holy Mysteries.

In distributing communion, the deacon says:

The servant of God, ______, partakes of the precious, most holy and most pure Body and Blood of our Lord and God and Saviour, Jesus Christ, for the forgiveness of his/her sins and life everlasting. Amen.

Everyone receives communion in this way. After communion the deacon enters the holy Altar and places the holy Gifts on the prothesis table. The holy doors are closed and the curtain drawn.

As the assembly recites the Prayers After Holy Communion, the deacon carefully consumes the remaining holy Gifts, properly cleanses the chalice and spoon and leaves the prothesis in good order. The deacon consumes any particles on the antimension, folds it and places the book of the holy Gospels upon it. He then takes water to purify his mouth. The deacon removes his vestments and attired in inner and outer rason, makes a bow and kisses the holy table and exits the Altar through the north door.

Prayers After Holy Communion

Reader or All: Glory be to You, O God. Glory be to You, O God. Glory be to You, O God.

Then the reader or all recite this prayer of thanksgiving:

I thank You, O Lord my God, that You did not reject me, a sinner, but deemed me worthy to be a partaker of Your Holy Mysteries. I thank You that despite my unworthiness, You made me worthy to receive Your most pure and heavenly Gifts. O Master, lover of mankind, You died and rose for our sake and favored us with these, Your awesome and life-giving Mysteries for the benefit and sanctification of our souls and bodies. Grant that They may be for the healing of my soul and body and for the rout of every adversary, for the enlightenment of the eyes of my heart, for the peace of my spiritual powers, for an undaunted faith, for an unfeigned love, for the fullness of wisdom, for the keeping of Your commandments, for growth in Your divine grace, and for belonging to Your kingdom, in order that, preserved by Them in Your holiness, I may always remember Your grace and no longer live for myself, but for You, our Master and Benefactor. Thus, when I depart from this life in the hope of life eternal, may I attain that everlasting rest where the sound of those celebrating never ceases, and where there is no end to the delight of those who behold the ineffable beauty of Your face. For You are the true object of desire and the indescribable gladness of those who love You, O Christ our God; and all creation sings Your praises for ever. Amen.

Prayer of St. Basil the Great

O Christ, our Master and God, King of the ages and Creator of all, I thank You for all the good things that You have given to me, and for the reception of Your most pure and life-giving Mysteries. I pray You, therefore, O good Lover of mankind, keep me under Your protection in the shadow of Your wings. Grant that with a pure conscience, until my last breath, I may worthily partake of Your Holy Things, for the forgiveness of sins and for life everlasting. For You are the Bread of Life, the Fountain of holiness, and the Bestower of blessings, and to You we give glory together with the Father and the Holy Spirit, now and for ever and ever. Amen.

Prayer of St. John Chrysostom

Having been made worthy to partake in a mystical way of Your immaculate Body and precious Blood, O Christ our God, I acclaim and bless, worship and glorify You, and proclaim the greatness of Your saving acts, now and for ever and ever. Amen.

Prayer of St. John Damascene

God, my God, unextinguishable and invisible fire, You make Your angels flaming fire. Out of Your inexpressible love You have given me Your divine Flesh as food, and through this communion of Your immaculate Body and precious Blood You receive me as a partaker of Your divinity. Permeate all my body and soul, all my bones and sinews. Consume my sins in fire. Enlighten my soul and illumine my mind. Sanctify my body and make Your abode in me together with Your blessed Father and all-holy Spirit, that I may always abide in You, through the intercession of Your immaculate Mother and all Your saints. Amen.

Another Prayer

Lord Jesus Christ our God, may Your holy Body bring me everlasting life and Your precious Blood forgiveness of my sins. May this thanksgiving bring me joy, health and gladness. At Your awesome second coming make me, though a sinner, worthy to stand at the right hand of Your glory, through the intercession of Your immaculate Mother and all the saints.

Prayer to the Most Holy Mother of God

Most holy Lady, Mother of God, light of my darkened soul, my hope, my protection, my refuge, my comfort and my joy, I am grateful that you have enabled me, unworthy as I am, to partake of the most pure Body and precious Blood of Your Son. You bore the true Light; give light to the spiritual eyes of my heart. You bore the fountain of immortality; give life to me made dead by sin. Kindhearted Mother of the merciful God, have mercy on me. Give me compunction, contrition of heart, and humility of mind. Recall me from the distractions of my thoughts. Enable me to receive without condemnation and to my last breath the most pure and sanctifying Mysteries for the healing of my soul and body. Grant me tears of repentance and confession so that I may praise and glorify You all the days of my life, for You are blessed and glorified for ever. Amen.

(Announcements may be made now.)

Reader or All: Blessed be the name of the Lord now and for ever. (3x).

Reader Psalm 33:
I will bless the Lord at every opportunity;
His praise shall continually be in my mouth.
My soul shall be commended in the Lord;
Let the meek hear and be glad.
O magnify the Lord with me,
And let us exalt his name together.
I sought the Lord, and He hearkened to me,
And delivered me from all my sojournings.
Come to Him, and be enlightened;
And your faces shall never be put to shame.
This poor person cried, and the Lord listened to him
And saved him from all his afflictions.
The Lord's angel will encamp
Around those who fear Him and will deliver them.
O taste and see that the Lord is kind;
Happy the man who hopes in Him.
O fear the Lord, you his holy ones,
For those who fear Him have no want.
The rich became poor and hungry,
But those who seek the Lord shall not suffer decrease in any good thing.
Come, O children, hear me;
I will teach you the fear of the Lord.
Who is the person that wants life,
Coveting to see good days?
Stop your tongue from evil,
And your lips from speaking deceit.
Turn away from evil, and do good;
Seek peace, and pursue it.
The Lord's eyes are on the righteous,
And His ears are open to their petition.
But the Lord's face is against evildoers,
To destroy the remembrance of them from earth.
The righteous cried, and the Lord listened to them,
And rescued them from all their afflictions.
The Lord is near to brokenhearted,
And will save the humble in spirit.
Many are the afflictions of the righteous,
But He will rescue them from them all.
The Lord will keep all their bones;
Not one of them will be crushed.
The death of sinners is wretched,
And those who hate the righteous shall go wrong.
The Lord will redeem the lives of His slaves;
None of those who hope in him will go wrong.

Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit, now and for ever and ever. Amen.

Lord, have mercy. (3x). Bless.

Deacon: Through the prayers of our holy fathers, (here is mentioned the saints of the day and the saint of the temple) and of all the saints, Lord Jesus Christ our God, have mercy on us.

All: Amen.

The assembly then venerates the icons and departs in peace.

The Eparchial Chancery Office recognizes the considerable work expended by Fr. Protodeacon David Kennedy in producing this Service.

May he continue his work in the service of our Lord and may that very same Lord bestow his bountiful blessings upon him.

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