Sunday Holy Communion & Readings

HTA's Sunday Schedule



Here the Psalm of the Day shall be sung or read. (Processional hymn may be sung)The Priest standing humbly before (the people behind him) the middle of the Altar, shall say the Lord’s prayer, with this Prayer for Purity.

Priest: The Lord be with you.  🎵▶️

Respond: And with your spirit.

Priest: Let us pray.

The Prayer for Purity

ALMIGHTY GOD, all hearts are open to you, all desires known to you and from you no secrets are hidden. Cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of your Holy Spirit that we may love you perfectly and magnify your Holy Name in a worthy manner; through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Then the Priest, turning to the People, shall read the Ten Commandments; and the People which are still kneeling shall ask God mercy for their past transgressions and grace to keep the law in the future after each Commandment.At his discretion the Priest may omit reading that part of the Commandment that is inset.The Ten Commandments may be omitted, provided they are read at least one Sunday in each month. However, when the Ten Commandments are not read the Priest shall read the Summary of the Law beginning with “Hear what our Lord Jesus Christ says.”


The Ten Commandments, Exodus 20

And God spoke all these words, saying: I am the Lord your God: “You shall have no other gods before Me.

Respond: Lord, have mercy upon us and incline our hearts to keep this law.

You shall not make for yourself a carved image—any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth; you shall not bow down to them nor serve them. 

For I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children to the third and fourth generations of those who hate Me, but showing mercy to thousands, to those who love Me and keep My commandments.

Respond: Lord, have mercy upon us and incline our hearts to keep this law. 🎵 ▶️

You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain, 

for the Lord will not hold him guiltless who takes His name in vain.

Respond: Lord, have mercy upon us and incline our hearts to keep this law. 🎵 ▶️

Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. 

Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord your God. In it you shall do no work: you, nor your son, nor your daughter, nor your male servant, nor your female servant, nor your cattle, nor your stranger who is within your gates. For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested the seventh day. Therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and hallowed it.

Respond: Lord, have mercy upon us and incline our hearts to keep this law. 🎵 ▶️

Honor your father and your mother,

 that your days may be long upon the land which the Lord your God is giving you.

Respond: Lord, have mercy upon us and incline our hearts to keep this law. 🎵 ▶️

You shall not murder.

Respond: Lord, have mercy upon us and incline our hearts to keep this law. 🎵 ▶️

You shall not commit adultery.

Respond: Lord, have mercy upon us and incline our hearts to keep this law. 🎵 ▶️

You shall not steal.

Respond: Lord, have mercy upon us and incline our hearts to keep this law. 🎵 ▶️

You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.

Respond: Lord, have mercy upon us and incline our hearts to keep this law. 🎵 ▶️

You shall not covet 

your neighbor’s house; you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, nor his male servant, nor his female servant, nor his ox, nor his donkey, nor anything that is your neighbor’s.

Respond: Lord, have mercy upon us and incline our hearts to keep this law. 🎵 ▶️

Then the Priest may say:

The Summary of the Law. 

Matthew 22:37-40

Hear what our Lord Jesus Christ said:

You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments depend all the Law and the Prophets.

Lord, have mercy upon us. 🎵▶️

Christ, have mercy upon us.

Lord, have mercy upon us.

(Matthew 20.30)


Priest: Let us pray. 

O ALMIGHTY Lord, and everlasting God, we pray for You to graciously direct, sanctify, and govern both our hearts and bodies in the ways of Your laws and in the works of Your commandments, so that through Your almighty protection, both here and ever, we may be preserved in body and soul; through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen.

Almighty and everlasting God, we are taught by Your holy word that the hearts of rulers are in Your governance, and that You do dispose and turn them as it seems best to Your godly wisdom: We humbly beseech You so to dispose and govern the hearts of Your servants, whom You have placed in civil authority, that in all their thoughts, words, and works, they may ever seek Your honor and glory, and study to preserve these people committed to their charge, in wealth, peace, and godliness. Grant this, O merciful Father, for Your dear Son’s sake, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Then shall be said the PRAYER FOR THE DAY.

Reading of The Old Testament

And immediately after the PRAYER may be read an OLD TESTAMENT Lesson, the Reader first saying, The Reading (Lesson) from _____, chapter _____, beginning at the_____ verse. 

The Old Testament Lesson being ended, the Reader may say, 

Reader: This is the Word of the Lord. 

Respond: Thanks be to God. 

The Psalter

After the Old Testament Lesson shall be said or sung a PSALM or Canticle, ending with the Gloria Patri. 

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

As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Reading of The Epistle

Then shall be read the EPISTLE Lesson, the Reader first saying, 

The Reading (Lesson) from the Epistle_____, chapter _____, beginning at the _____ verse. The Epistle being ended, the Reader may say,  

Reader: This is the Word of the Lord. 

Respond: Thanks be to God. 

Here may be sung a HYMN or an ANTHEM

Reading of The Holy Gospel

Then, all the people standing, the Minister appointed shall read the GOSPEL, first saying, The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to St. _____, chapter _____, beginning at the _____ verse. 

In response to the announcement of the Gospel shall be said, 

Respond: Glory be to You, O Lord.

And after the Gospel, the Minister shall say, The Gospel of the Lord, the people then responding, 

Respond: Praise be to You, O Christ.

Then the Nicene Creed shall be said. The Creed may be omitted if it has been said immediately before in Morning Prayer.

But note: Upon these feasts: Christmas Day, the Epiphany, St. Matthias, Easter Day, Ascension Day, Pentecost (Whitsunday), St. John the Baptist, St. James, St. Bartholomew, St. Matthew, St. Simon and St. Jude, St. Andrew, and Trinity Sunday, shall be said or sung at Holy Communion, instead of the Apostle’s Creed or the Nicene Creed, this confession of our Christian Faith, called the Creed of St. Athanasius, by the minister and people, all standing.

This statement of Biblical Faith is the fullest expression of Trinitarian Christianity.


Nicene Creed

I BELIEVE in One God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, And of all things visible and invisible:

And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only-begotten Son of God; Begotten of his Father before all worlds, God of God, Light of Light, Very God of Very God; Begotten, not made; Being of one substance with the Father; By whom all things were made: Who for us men and for our salvation came down from heaven, And was incarnate by the Holy Spirit of the Virgin Mary, And was made man: And was crucified for us under Pontius Pilate; He suffered and was buried: And the third day he rose again according to the Scriptures: And ascended into heaven, And sits on the right hand of the Father: And he shall come again, with glory, to judge both the living and the dead; Whose kingdom shall have no end.

And I believe in the Holy Spirit, The Lord and Giver of Life, Who proceeds from the Father and the Son; Who with the Father and the Son together is worshipped and glorified; Who spoke by the Prophets: And I believe in one holy Catholic and Apostolic Church: I acknowledge one Baptism for the remission of sins: And I look for the Resurrection of the dead: And the Life of the world to come. Amen.

The Athanasian Creed (Quicunque vult)

WHOSOEVER will be saved, before all things it is necessary that he hold the catholic Faith. Which Faith except every one do keep whole and undefiled, without doubt he shall perish everlastingly.

And the catholic Faith is this: That we worship one God in Trinity, and Trinity in Unity; Neither confounding the Persons, nor dividing the Substance.

For there is one Person of the Father, another of the Son, and another of the Holy Spirit. But the Godhead of the Father, of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, is all one: the glory equal, the majesty coeternal. Such as the Father is, such is the Son, and such is the Holy Spirit. The Father uncreated, the Son uncreated, and the Holy Spirit uncreated. The Father incomprehensible, the Son incomprehensible, and the Holy Spirit incomprehensible. The Father eternal, the Son eternal, and the Holy Spirit eternal; And yet they are not three eternals, but one Eternal. As also there are not three incomprehensibles, nor three uncreated, but one Uncreated and one Incomprehensible. So likewise the Father is almighty, the Son almighty, and the Holy Spirit almighty; And yet they are not three almighties, but one Almighty.

So the Father is God, the Son is God, and the Holy Spirit is God; And yet they are not three Gods, but one God. So likewise the Father is Lord, the Son Lord, and the Holy Spirit Lord; And yet not three Lords, but one Lord. For as we are compelled by the Christian truth to acknowledge every Person by himself to be God and Lord; So are we forbidden by the catholic Faith to say there are three Gods, or three Lords. The Father is made of none, neither created, nor begotten. The Son is of the Father alone, not made, nor created, but begotten. The Holy Spirit is of the Father and of the Son, neither made, nor created, nor begotten, but proceeding. So there is one Father, not three Fathers; one Son, not three Sons; one Holy Spirit, not three Holy Spirits.

And in this Trinity none is before or after other; none is greater or less than another; But the whole three Persons are co-eternal together and co-equal. So that in all things, the Unity in Trinity and the Trinity in Unity is to be worshiped. He therefore that will be saved must thus think of the


Furthermore, it is necessary to everlasting salvation that he also believe rightly the Incarnation of our Lord Jesus Christ. For the true Faith is that we believe and confess that our Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God, is God and Man;

God, of the Substance of the Father, begotten before the worlds; and Man, of the Substance of his Mother, born in the world; Perfect God, and perfect Man, of a reasonable soul and human flesh subsisting; Equal to the Father, as touching his Godhead; and inferior to the Father, as touching his Manhood.

Who although he is God and Man, yet he is not two, but one Christ; One, not by conversion of the Godhead into flesh, but by taking of the Manhood unto God; One altogether, not by confusion of Substance, but by unity of Person. 

For as the reasonable soul and flesh is one man, so God and Man is one Christ, Who suffered for our salvation, descended into hell, and rose again the third day from the dead; He ascended into heaven; he sits on the right hand of the Father, God Almighty, from whence he shall come to judge the living and the dead. At whose coming all men shall rise again with their bodies, and shall give account for their own works. And they that have done good shall go into life everlasting; and they that have done evil, into everlasting fire.

This is the catholic Faith, which except a man believe faithfully, he cannot be saved.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit; As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, forever and ever. Amen.

(Psalm 90.2; Ephesians 3.21; Revelation 4.8)

Here a HYMN may be sung.

The SERMON immediately follows.

ANNOUNCEMENTS and NOTICE may be said after the sermon.

After the Creed is finished the SERMON or Homily shall follow, or some portion of one of the Homilies, as they are hereafter called: wherein if the people are not exhorted to the worthy receiving of the holy sacrament of the Body and Blood of our Saviour Christ, then shall the Priest give this exhortation to those that intend to receive the same, the people standing.


Note: the Exhortation shall be said on the First Sunday in Advent, the First Sunday in Lent, and Trinity Sunday at a minimum.

Dearly beloved, our purpose today, through God’s assistance, is to administer to all those who shall be religiously and devoutly receive the most comfortable sacrament of the body and blood of Christ, to be received by them in remembrance of his meritorious cross and passion, whereby alone we obtain remission of our sins and are made partakers of the kingdom of heaven.

Wherefore it is our duty to render most humble and hearty thanks to almighty God, our heavenly Father, because He has given His Son our Saviour Jesus Christ, not only to die for us, but also to be our spiritual food and sustenance in that holy sacrament. Which, being so divine and comfortable a thing to those who receive it worthily, and so dangerous to those who will presume to receive it unworthily; my duty is to exhort you, in the meantime, to consider the dignity of that holy mystery, and the great peril of the unworthy receiving thereof, and so to search and examine your own consciences—and that not lightly, and after the manner of dissemblers with God, but so that you may come holy and clean to such a heavenly feast, in the marriage garment required by God in holy Scripture, and be received as worthy partakers of that holy table.

The way and means thereto is: First, to examine your life and conduct by the rule of God’s commandments, and in whatsoever you shall perceive yourselves to have offended, either by will, word, or deed, there to bewail your own sinfulness, and to confess yourselves to almighty God, with full purpose of amendment of life. And if you shall perceive your offenses to be such as are not only against God, but also against your neighbors, then you shall reconcile yourselves unto them, being ready to make restitution and satisfaction (according to the uttermost of your powers) for all injuries and wrongs done by you to any others; and being likewise ready to forgive others who have offended you, as you would have forgiveness of your offenses at God’s hand. For otherwise the receiving of the holy communion does nothing else but increase your condemnation. Therefore if any of you be a blasphemer of God, a hinderer or slanderer of his word, an adulterer, or be in malice, or envy, or in any other grievous crime, repent you of your sins, or else come not to that holy table—lest, after the taking of that holy sacrament, the devil enter into you, as he entered into Judas, and fill you full of all iniquities, and bring you to destruction both of body and soul.

And because it is requisite that no man should come to the Holy Communion, but with a full trust in God’s mercy, and with a quiet conscience, therefore if there be any of you who by this means cannot quiet his own conscience, but requires further comfort or counsel, let him come to me, or to some other discreet and learned minister of God’s word, and open his grief, that by the ministry of God’s holy word he may receive the benefit of absolution, together with spiritual counsel and advice, to the quieting of his conscience and removing of all scruple and doubtfulness.

¶ Or, in case he shall see the people negligent to come to the holy communion, instead of the former he shall use this exhortation.

Dearly beloved brothers and sisters, I intend, by God’s grace, to celebrate the Lord’s Supper; Unto which, on God’s behalf, I bid you all who are here present, and beseech you, for the Lord Jesus Christ’s sake, that you will not refuse to come thereto, being so lovingly called and bid by God himself. You know how grievous and unkind a thing it is, even when a man has prepared a rich feast—decked his table with all kind of provision, so that there lacks nothing but the guests to sit down—and yet those who are called (without any cause) most unthankfully refuse to come. Which of you in such a case, would not be moved? Who would not think a great ingratitude and wrong done unto Him? Wherefore, most dearly beloved in Christ, take you good heed, lest you, withdrawing yourselves from this holy Supper, provoke God’s indignation against you. It is an easy matter for a man to say, ‘I will not communicate, because I am otherwise hindered with worldly business.’ But such excuses are not so easily accepted and allowed before God. If any man say, ‘I am a grievous sinner, and therefore am afraid to come,’ why then do you not repent and amend? When God called you, are you not ashamed to say you will not come? When you should return to God, will you excuse yourselves, and say you are not ready? Consider earnestly with yourselves how little such pretentious excuses will avail before God. Those who refused the feast in the gospel, because they had bought a farm, or would busy to try their yokes of oxen, or because they were married, were not so excused, but counted unworthy of the heavenly feast.

I, for my part, shall be ready. And according to my office I bid you in the name of God, I call you on Christ’s behalf, I exhort you, as to love your own salvation, that you will be partakers of this holy communion. And as the Son of God did vouchsafe to yield up his soul by death upon the cross for your salvation, so it is your duty to receive the Communion in remembrance of the sacrifice of his death, as he himself has commanded—which if you shall neglect to do, consider with yourselves how great is your ingratitude to God, and what sore punishment hangs over your heads for the same, when you willfully abstain from the Lord’s table, and separate from your brothers and sisters who come to feed on the banquet of that most heavenly food.

These things if you earnestly consider, you will by God’s grace return to a better mind, for the obtaining of which we shall not cease to make our humble petitions unto almighty God our heavenly Father.


After the sermon, if Communion is to take place, the Priest shall return to the Holy Table, and begin the Offertory, saying one or more of the following Sentences, as he deems appropriate. 

Let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven. Matthew 5.16

Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. Matthew 6.19-20

Whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets. Matthew 7.12

Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. Matthew 7.21

Zacchaeus stood and said to the Lord, “Behold, Lord, the half of my goods I give to the poor. And if I have defrauded anyone of anything, I restore it fourfold.” Luke 19.8

Do you not know that those who are employed in the temple service get their food from the temple, and those who serve at the altar share in the sacrificial offerings? In the same way, the Lord commanded that those who proclaim the gospel should get their living by the gospel. 1 Corinthians 9.13-14

Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.  2 Corinthians 9.6-7

Let the one who is taught the word share all good things with the one who teaches. Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap. Galatians 6.6-7

So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith. Galatians 6.10

But godliness with contentment is great gain, for we brought nothing into the world, and we cannot take anything out of the world. 1 Timothy 6.6-7

As for the rich in this present age, charge them not to be haughty, nor to set their hopes on the uncertainty of riches, but on God, who richly provides us with everything to enjoy. They are to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous and ready to share, thus storing up treasure for themselves as a good foundation for the future, so that they may take hold of that which is truly life. 1 Timothy 6.17-19

God is not unjust so as to overlook your work and the love that you have shown for his name in serving the saints, as you still do. Hebrews 6.10 

Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God. Hebrews 13.16

But if anyone has the world's goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God's love abide in him? 1 St John 3.17

Give alms from your possessions to all who live uprightly and do not let your eye begrudge the gift when you make it. Do not turn your face away from any poor man, and the face of God will not be turned away from you.  Tobit 4.7

If you have many possessions, make your gift from them in proportion; if few, do not be afraid to give according to the little you have. So you will be laying up a good treasure for yourself against the day of necessity.  Tobit 4.8-9

Whoever is generous to the poor lends to the Lord, and he will repay him for his deed. Proverbs 19.17

Blessed is the one who considers the poor! In the day of trouble the Lord delivers him. Psalm 41.1

While the gifts of the people are being gathered, there may be sung a HYMN or an ANTHEM

At the same time the Presbyter shall prepare the Table and arrange such Bread and Wine on the Table as he shall think sufficient. When the alms for the poor and other offerings of the people have been received by the Deacons, church-wardens, or other fit persons appointed for that purpose, they shall be brought to the Presbyter who shall humbly present and place them upon the holy Table.

The Offering of the congregation having been gathered, it may be dedicated to the Lord in these words following, or the Long Meter DOXOLOGY, or other suitable words, said or sung.

All things come from you, O Lord, and of your own have we given you. 1 Chronicles 29.14

Let us pray for the whole state of Christ’s church militant here on earth.


ALMIGHTY and everliving God, You taught us by your holy Apostle to make prayers, and supplications, and to give thanks for all men. We humbly beg you to most mercifully accept our [alms and] oblations, and to receive our prayers, which we offer to your Divine Majesty. We implore you to inspire continually the Universal Church with the spirit of truth, unity, and concord. Grant that all those who do confess your holy Name may agree in the truth of your holy Word, and live in unity and godly love.

    We entreat you also, to so direct and influence the hearts of all Christian Rulers, that they may truly and impartially administer justice, to the punishment of wickedness and vice, and the maintenance of your true religion, and virtue.

    Give grace, O heavenly Father, to all Bishops, Priests, Deacons, and other Ministers, that they may, both by their life and doctrine, make known your true and life-giving Word, and rightly and duly administer your holy Sacraments.

    And to all your People give your heavenly grace; and especially to this congregation here present; so that, with meek heart and due reverence, they may hear, and receive your holy Word; truly serving you in holiness and righteousness all the days of their life.

    And we most humbly entreat you, of your goodness, O Lord, to comfort and give aid to all those who, in this transitory life, are in trouble, sorrow, need, sickness, or any other adversity.

    And we also bless your holy Name for all your servants departed this life in faith and reverence of you. We ask You to give us grace to so follow their good examples, that with them we may be partakers of your heavenly kingdom. Grant this, O Father, for Jesus Christ’s sake, our only Mediator and Advocate. Amen.

 (1 Timothy 2.1-4; Psalm 6.9; Romans 15.5-7; 1 Timothy 2. 1-2; Romans 13.3-4; 1 Timothy 4.11-12; 1 Thessalonians 2.10; Ephesians 4.12; 1 Timothy 1.5; Acts 17.11; 1 Peter 1.15-16; Matthew 25.35-40; Deuteronomy 3.24; Romans 8.28; Ephesians 1.3; Hebrews 11.39-12.2; 9.15)

¶ At the time of the celebration of the communion, the communicants being conveniently placed for the receiving of the holy sacrament, the priest shall say this exhortation.

Then shall the Presbyter say to those who come to receive the Holy Communion, 

You who do truly and earnestly repent of your sins, and are in love and charity with your neighbors, and intend to lead a new life, following the commandments of God, and walking from this time forth in his holy ways; Draw near with faith, and take this holy Sacrament to your comfort; and make your humble confession to Almighty God, devoutly kneeling.

(Hebrews 10.19-23)

Then the General Confession shall be made, both by the Priest and those who intend to receive Holy Communion while humbly kneeling.

All kneel and say:

ALMIGHTY God, Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, Maker of all things, Judge of all men. We acknowledge and bewail our manifold sins and wickedness, Which we, from time to time, most grievously have committed, By thought, word, and deed, Against your Divine Majesty, Provoking most justly your wrath and indignation against us. We earnestly repent, And are greatly sorry for our wrongdoings. The remembrance of them is grievous unto us. The burden of them is intolerable. Have mercy upon us, Have mercy upon us, most merciful Father. For your Son our Lord Jesus Christ’s sake, Forgive us all that is past. And grant that from now on we may Serve and please you in newness of life, To the honor and glory of your Name; Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

(Romans 6.4; 2 Corinthians 1.19-20; James 5.19; 1 John 1.18-19)

Then the Priest (or the Bishop if he is present) shall stand and turn to the People and say:

ALMIGHTY God, our heavenly Father, who of his great mercy has promised forgiveness of sins to all those who with genuine repentance and true faith turn to him; Have mercy upon you; pardon and deliver you from all your sins; establish and strengthen you in all goodness; and bring you to everlasting life; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

(Matthew 16.19; Acts 13.38-39; John 20.23)

Then the Priest shall say:

Hear what comfortable words our Savior Christ says to all who truly turn to Him.

COME to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. St Matthew 11:28 

For God so loved the world, that He gave His only-begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. St John 3:16 

Hear also what Saint Paul says: 

This is a true saying, and worthy of all men to be received, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners. 1 Timothy 1:15 

Hear also what Saint John says:

If any man sin, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous; and He is the propitiation for our sins. 1 St John 2:1, 2 

Afterwards the Priest shall say:


        Lift up your hearts. 🎵▶️

Answer: We lift them up to the Lord.

Priest:    Let us give thanks to our Lord God.

Answer: It is right and proper to do so.

(Deuteronomy 8.14; Psalm 7.17; 2 Thessalonians 1.3)

Then the Priest shall turn to the Holy Table and say:

It is very proper, right, and our obligation, that we should at all times, and in all places, give thanks to You, O Lord, Holy Father, Almighty, Everlasting God.

(Colossians 3.16-17; John 17.11)

Here shall follow the Proper Preface, according to the time, if there is any specially appointed; or else immediately shall be said or sung by the Priest:

THEREFORE with Angels and Archangels, and with all the company of heaven, we laud and magnify Your glorious Name; evermore praising You, and saying:

Everyone: HOLY, HOLY, HOLY, Lord God of, hosts, Heaven and earth are full of your glory: Glory be to you, O Lord Most High. Amen.

(Isaiah 6.3; Revelation 4.8)

Or sing the following 

Everyone: HOLY, HOLY, HOLY Lord God of hosts, heaven and earth are full of your glory; Hosanna in the highest, blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord, hosanna in the highest. 🎵▶️



Upon Christmas Day, and seven days after.

BECAUSE you gave Jesus Christ, your only Son, to be born as at this time for us; who, by the operation of the Holy Spirit, was made very man, of the substance of the Virgin Mary his mother; and that without spot of sin, to make us clean from all sin. Therefore with Angels, etc.


Upon The Epiphany, and seven days after.

THROUGH Jesus Christ our Lord, who, in substance of our mortal flesh, manifested forth his glory; that he might bring us out of darkness into his own glorious light. 

    Therefore with Angels, etc.


Upon the Purification, Annunciation, and Transfiguration.

BECAUSE in the Mystery of the Word made flesh, you caused a new light to shine in our hearts, to give the knowledge of your glory in the face of your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.

    Therefore with Angels, etc.


Upon Easter-day, and seven days after.

BUT above all we are obligated to praise you for the glorious Resurrection of your Son Jesus Christ our Lord: for he is the very Paschal Lamb, which was offered for us, and has taken away the sin of the world; who by his death has destroyed death, and by his rising to life again has restored to us everlasting life. 

    Therefore with Angels, etc.


Upon Ascension day, and seven days after.

THROUGH your most dearly beloved Son Jesus Christ our Lord; who, after his most glorious Resurrection, manifestly appeared to all his Apostles, and in their sight ascended up into heaven, to prepare a place for us; that where he is, there we might also ascend, and reign with him in glory. 

    Therefore with Angels, etc.


Upon the Feast of Whitsunday, and six days after.

THROUGH Jesus Christ our Lord; according to whose most true promise, the Holy Spirit came down as at this time from heaven, lighting upon the Apostles, to teach them, and to lead them into all truth; giving them boldness with fervent zeal constantly to preach the Gospel to all nations; whereby we have been brought out of darkness and error into the clear light and true knowledge of you, and of your Son Jesus Christ. 

    Therefore with Angels, etc.


Upon the Feast of Trinity only.

WHO, with Your only-begotten Son, and the Holy Spirit, are one God, one Lord, in Trinity of Persons and in Unity of Substance. For that which we believe of your glory, O Father, the same we believe of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, without any difference of inequality.

    Therefore with Angels, etc.

Or this.

FOR the precious death and merits of your Son Jesus Christ our Lord, and for the sending to us of the Holy Spirit, the Comforter; who are one with you in your Eternal Godhead. 

    Therefore with Angels, etc.


Upon All Saints’ Day, and seven days after.

WHO, in the multitude of your saints, compassed us about with so great a cloud of witnesses that we, rejoicing in their fellowship, may run with patience the race that is set before us, and together with them may receive the crown of glory that does not fade away.

Therefore with Angels and Archangels, and with all the company of heaven, we laud and magnify your glorious Name; evermore praising you, and saying:

Priest and People: HOLY, HOLY, HOLY, Lord God of, hosts, Heaven and earth are full of your glory: Glory be to you, O Lord Most High. Amen.


Then the Priest, kneeling down at the Lord’s Table, shall say this following Prayer in the name of all those who shall receive the Communion:

We do not presume to come to this table of yours, O merciful Lord, trusting in our own righteousness, but in your manifold and great mercies. We are not worthy so much as to gather up the crumbs under your Table. But you are the same Lord, whose attribute is to always have mercy: Grant us therefore, gracious Lord, so to eat the flesh of your dear Son Jesus Christ, and to drink his blood, that our sinful bodies may be made clean by his Body, and our souls washed through his most precious Blood, and that we may evermore dwell in him, and he in us. Amen.


ALMIGHTY God, our heavenly Father, Who of Your tender mercy, gave Your only Son Jesus Christ to suffer death upon the Cross for our redemption; Who made there, by his one oblation of himself once offered, a full, perfect, and sufficient sacrifice, oblation, and satisfaction for the sins of the whole world; and instituted, and in his holy Gospel commanded us to continue, a perpetual memory of his precious death and sacrifice, until his coming again: Hear us, O merciful Father, we most humbly entreat you, and grant that we who receive these your creations of bread and wine, according to Your Son our Savior Jesus Christ’s holy institution, in remembrance of his death and passion, may be partakers of His most blessed body and blood: Who in the night in which He was betrayed, He took bread (a); and when He had given thanks, He broke it (b), and gave it to His disciples, saying, Take, eat, (c) this is My Body, which is given for you; do this in remembrance of Me. Likewise, after supper, (d) He took the cup; and when He had given thanks, He gave it to them, saying, Drink of this, all of you; (e) this is My blood of the New Covenant, which is shed for you, and for many, for the remission of sins; do this, as often as you shall drink of it, in remembrance of Me. Amen.

(a)Here the Priest takes the paten in his hands. (b) And here he breaks the bread. (c) And here he lays hands on all the bread. (d) Here he takes the chalice in his hands. (e) And here he lays hands on every vessel in which there is any wine to be consecrated.

(Hebrews 9.25-26; 1 Corinthians 11.23-35; Matthew 26.26-28; Romans 12.1; John 17.20-26; 1 Corinthians 10.14-18)

Lamb of God (Agnus Dei)

O LAMB OF GOD who takes away the sin of the world, have mercy upon us. 🎵▶️

O Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world, have mercy upon us.

O Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world, grant us your peace.


Here may be sung a hymn. 

Then the Priest shall first receive the Holy Communion in both kinds himself, and proceed to deliver the same to the Bishops, Priests, and Deacons, in like manner, (if any be present,) and, after that, to the People also in order, into their hands, all devoutly kneeling. And sufficient opportunity shall be given to those present to communicate. 

If the consecrated Bread or Wine is spent before all have communicated, the Priest is to consecrate more, according to the Form before prescribed; beginning at, All glory be to you, Almighty God, and ending with these words, partakers of his most blessed Body and Blood.

When all have communicated, the Priest shall return to the Lord’s Table, and reverently place upon it what remains of the consecrated Elements, covering the same with a fair linen cloth.

Then the Priest shall say:

And now, as our Saviour Christ taught us, we are bold to say,

OUR FATHER, Who is in heaven, hallowed be Your Name. Your kingdom come, Your will be done, on earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day, our daily bread, and forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For Yours is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever and ever. Amen.


Prayer of Oblation

O LORD and Heavenly Father, we your humble servants earnestly desire your fatherly goodness, mercifully to accept this our sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving; most humbly imploring you to grant that, by the merits and death of your Son Jesus Christ, and through faith in his blood, we, and all your whole Church, may obtain remission of our sins, and all other benefits of his passion. And here we offer and present unto you, O Lord, ourselves, our souls and bodies, to be a reasonable, holy, and living sacrifice unto you; humbly imploring you, that we, and all others who shall be partakers of this Holy Communion, may worthily receive the most precious Body and Blood of your Son Jesus Christ, be filled with your grace and heavenly benediction, and made one body with him, that he may dwell in us, and we in him. And although we are unworthy, through our manifold sins, to offer unto you any sacrifice; yet we implore you to accept this our obligatory duty and service; not weighing our merits, but pardoning our offences, through Jesus Christ our Lord; by whom, and with whom, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, all honor and glory be unto you, O Father Almighty, world without end. Amen.


Or this


ALMIGHTY and everliving God, we heartily thank you, because you condescend to feed us who have properly received these holy mysteries with the spiritual food of the most precious Body and Blood of your Son our Savior Jesus Christ; and assure us thereby of your favor and goodness towards us; and that we are very members incorporate in the mystical body of your Son, which is the blessed company of all faithful people; and are also heirs through hope of your everlasting kingdom, by the merits of his most precious death and passion. And we most humbly implore you, O heavenly Father, so to assist us with your grace, that we may continue in that holy fellowship, and do all such good works as you have prepared for us to walk in; through Jesus Christ our Lord, to whom, with you and the Holy Spirit, be all honor and glory, world without end. Amen.

(Romans 12.5; 1 Corinthians 12.12-13; 12.27; Ephesians 2.8-10; Titus 3.7-8)

Then the Gloria in excelsis shall be sung or said while

Everyone Stands.

Glory to God in the Highest

(Gloria in excelsis)

GLORY be to God on high, and on earth peace, good will towards men. We praise You, we bless you, we worship You, we glorify You, we give thanks to You for Your great glory, O Lord God, heavenly King, God the Father Almighty.

    O Lord, the only-begotten Son, Jesus Christ; O Lord God, Lamb of God, Son of the Father, who takes away the sins of the world, have mercy upon us. You who takes away the sins of the world, receive our prayer. You who sits at the right hand of God the Father, have mercy upon us.

    For you only are holy; you only are the Lord; you only, O Christ, with the Holy Spirit, are most high in the glory of God the Father. Amen.

Then upcoming Holy Days or Fasting Days shall be declared to the people. Notice shall be given of the Communion, Banns of Matrimony, and other matters to be published, if they have not been said earlier.

While the people kneel, the Priest (the Bishop if he be present) shall let them depart with this Blessing:

THE peace of God, which passes all understanding, keep your hearts and minds in the knowledge and love of God, and of His Son Jesus Christ our Lord: And the blessing of God Almighty, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, be among you and remain with you always. Amen.