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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

Vigil

On some Saturdays, we offer a Vigil service that is a combination of Vespers, Midnight Psalter (candlelight service), Matins, and on occasion a Litya (Blessing of the Loaves). Father Elijah is available for Confession after Saturday services.

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