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Services Outline

Here is a brief overview of how our Western Rite Services are put together. There are seasonal variations according to the Church calendar. All services are in English.

Vespers
Saturday 6:30 p.m.

Opening Sequence
The Psalm(s) Appointed
First Lesson
Office Hymn
Magnificat *

Second Lesson

Nunc Dimittis *

Apostles’ Creed

Kyrie Eleison

The Lord’s Prayer

Petitions

Collect(s) of the Day

Collect for Peace

Collect for Aid against Perils

Collect for Divine Protection

Hymn or Anthem **

The General Thanksgiving

Marian Anthem ***

* Sung in English

** Optional

*** When Mass does not follow

Matins
Sunday 9:30 a.m.

Opening Sequence
Venite, exultemus *
The Psalm(s) Appointed
First Lesson
First Canticle (Te Deum) *
Second Lesson
Office Hymn
Second Canticle (Benedictus) *
Apostles’ Creed
Kyrie Eleison
The Lord’s Prayer
Petitions
Collect(s) of the Day
Collect for Peace
Collect for Grace
Collect for Divine Protection
Closing Prayers
Marian Anthem **

* Sung in English
** When Mass does not follow

Divine Liturgy
Sunday 10:00 a.m.

Asperges **

Opening Prayers
Collect for Purity
Introit (Psalm)
Kyrie Eleison
Gloria in Excelsis *
Collect(s) of the Day
Lesson(s)
Gradual
Alleluia


The Holy Gospel


Homily
Nicene Creed
Litany


Offertory Verse
Cherubic Hymn
Secret Prayers


Sursum Corda *
Preface to the Canon of the Mass
Sanctus & Benedictus *
Canon of the Mass
Invocation of the Holy Spirit
Doxology & Elevation
The Lord’s Prayer
Breaking of the Host
Agnus Dei *
Priest’s Communion
Communion of the Faithful
Postcommunion Collect(s)
Dismissal
Dismissal Hymn
The Blessing
Announcements
Veneration of the Hand Cross &
Distribution of Blessed Bread


Closing Hymn
Thanksgiving Prayers after Communion

* Sung in English

Vespers

Once a month (about every four weeks), we observe Eastern Rite Saturday Vespers instead of the English Office. Father Elijah is available for Confession after all Saturday services. (If Saturday services are cancelled, Confessions will be heard on Sunday morning at 9:00 a.m.)

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