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(TheDeacon transfers the offerings from the side Altar to the main Altar in procession while the choir sings Marmin Deroonaoan.)

The Faithful stand,

D.         Let none of the Catechumens, none of little faith and none of  the penitents, nor of the unclean, draw near unto this Divine  Mystery.

CH.      The Body of the Lord and the Blood of the Saviour are here present. The Heavenly Hosts invisibly ring and say with unceasing voice: Holy, holy, holy, Lord of Hosts,

D.         Sing psalms unto our Lord God, you servers, sing spiritual songs  with a sweet voice.

CH.      With Angelic orders.

The Celebrant washes his hands,

C.         Lord, God of hosts and Creator of all beings, Who brought all things out of nothing into existence and for Your love for mankind honouring our earthly nature, raised it to the ministry of so awesome and so ineffable a mystery. You, Lord, to Whom we offer this Sacrifice, accept from us this our present gift and consummate it into the Sacrament of the Body and Blood of Your only begotten Son. Give this Bread and this Cup to us who taste of it as a remedy for forgiveness of sins, through the grace and love of our Lord and Redeemer Jesus Christ, to Whom as to You, Father, and to Your Holy Spirit is due glory, power and honour now and forever and ever, Amen.

Kiss of Peace

The Faithful stand.

C.         Peace be with you all.

CH.      And with your spirit.

D.         Let us bow down before God.

CH.      In Your presence: Lord.

D.         Greet each other with a holy kiss, And those Of you who can not take part in this Divine Holy Mystery, withdraw to the doors and pray.

(The Deacon receives the kiss of peace from the Altar and communicates it to the FaithfuL The choir sings Christosi Medge.)

CH.      Christ has been revealed amongst us; God, Who is, has put His throne here; The Voice of peace has sounded; The command for the holy greeting has been given; This congregation became one soul; This kiss is given as a sign of perfection; Enmity has been removed; Love has been spread to every part. Now, you ministers, lift up your voices and with one accord bless The One Godhead, to Whom the Seraphim sing the thrice holy song,

The Faithful sit.

Eucharistic Prayer

D.         Let us assist with awe; let us assist with reverence; let us assist decently,- and let us look up with attention!

CH.      Towards You, O Godl

D.         Christ, the Immaculate Lamb of God, offers Himself as victim,

CH.      Mercy, and Peace, and Sacrifice of praise.

C.         May the Grace and the Love, and the Divine and Sanctifying power of the Father, of the Son, of the Holy Spirit be with you all!

CH.      Amen. And also with you,

Preface and Sanctus

D.         The doors, the doors.
Lift up your minds with divine reverence in the fear of God,

CH.      We have raised them to You, Lord Almighty.

D.         And give thanks to the Lord with all your heart!

CH.      It is just and right!

The Faithful stand,

C.         (inaudible) It is truly just and right always with alert diligence to adore and glorify You, Father Almighty, Who removed by Your inscrutable and co-creating Word the hindrance of the curse, Who elected the Church as Your new People, adopted those who believe in You, and deigned to dwell among us in a visible nature taken from the womb of the Virgin; and, divinely carrying out a new work, made a Heaven of earth, for us, before Whom the legions of Angels dare not stand, dazzled by the flashing and unapproachable Light of the Godhead, became man for our salvation and qranted us the right to sing with the Celestial Choirs, and with Seraphim and Cherubim to make holy and harmonious melody, to shout confidently and cry out with them, and say:


CH.      Holy, holy, holy Lord of Hosts. Heaven and earth are full of Your glory
Blessing in the Highest! Blessed be You Who came and are to come,
in the Name of the Lord. Hosanna in the highest.

C.         (inaudible) Holy, holy, holy are You, truly and most holy. And Who may presume to express in words the outpouring of Your immense tenderness to us You at the very beginning cared for man fallen in sin and consoled him in wonderful ways: by the Prophets, by the Law, by the Priesthood and by the offering of the symbolic heifers. And at the end of the appointed days, bringing to naught the sentence for all our debts, You gave Your only begotten Son, both Debtor and Debt, Victim and Anointed, Lamb and Heavenly Bread, Priest and Sacrifice. For it is He Who gives and is constantly given among us without being consurned. For having become Man in reality and not in semblance and being incarnate in the womb of the Virgin Mary, Mother of God, by union, not by confusion, He walked among all the passions of human life, free from sin, and of His own free will went to the Cross, which gives life to the world and redemption to us.


C.         Taking the bread in His holy, divine, stainless and creative hands, He blessed it, gave thanks, broke it, gave it to his chosen, holy Disciples seated with Him, saying:

Take this and eat, this is My Body, which is given for you and for many for the expiation and forgiveness of sins.

CH.      Amen.

C.         In like manner, having taken the cup, He blessed it, gave thanks, drank, gave it to His chosen, holy Disciples seated with Him, saying:

Drink you all of this, this is the Blood of my Now Covenant, which is shed for you and for many for the expiation and forgiveness of sins.

CH.      Amen.

CH.      Heavenly Father, Who did give Your Son unto death for us, Debtor for our debts, by the shedding of His Blood, we beseech You, have mercy upon Your people.

C.         (Inaudible) And descending into the depths of death through the Body which He took from our nature, and having victoriously broken down the bars of hell, made You known to us as the only True God, God of the living and the dead.

Anamnesis or Remembrance and Offering of the Sacrifice

C.         (inaudible) And Your only begotten Son has commanded us always to do this in memory of Him. We therefore, Lord, obeying this command and offering this saving mystery of the Body and Blood of Your only begotten Son, recall His redeeming sufferings for us, His life-giving crucifixion, His burial for three days, His blessed Resurrection, His ascension as God, and His sitting at Your right hand, Father, and we confess and bless His awful and glorious coming for the second time.

C.         And we offer Your own gifts unto You, in all and for all.

The Faithful sit.

CH.      In all things you are blessed, Lord, we bless You, we praise you, we give thanks to You; we implore You, Lord our God.

C.         (inaudible) We justly praise You, Lord our God, and thank You at all times, for, without regard to our unworthiness, You made us ministers of a Sacrament so awesome and ineffable. It is not by any merit of our own, of which we are so bereft and always destitute, but rather by unfailing trust in Your overflowing indulgence, that we dare to approach the Ministry of the Body and Blood of Your only begotten Son, our Lord and Redeemer, Jesus Christ, to Whom is due glory, power and honour now and forever and ever. Amen.

Epiclesis or Invocation of The Holy Spirit

C.         Peace be with you all.

CH.      And with your Spirit.

D.         Let us bow down before God.

CH.      In Your presence: Lord!

CH.      Son of God, who are sacrificed to the Father for reconciliation, Bread of Life distributed among us, by the shedding of Your Holy Blood, we beseech You, have mercy on Your flock saved by Your Blood,

C.         (Inaudible) We adore, we pray and we implore You, benevolent God, to send upon us and upon the Gifts here offered, Your coeternal and consubstantial Holy Spirit, to bless this Bread and make it the True Body of our Lord and Redeemer, Jesus Christ:

to bless this Cup and make it the real Blood of our Lord and Redeemer, Jesus Christ;

to bless this Bread and this Wine and make them the True Body and Blood of our Lord and Redeemer, Jesus Christ; consecrating them by Your Holy Spirit,

that it may be to us all who approach unto it, not a condemnation, but an expiation and forgiveness of sins.

CH.      Holy Spirit, You Who descending from Heaven, perform through us the Mystery of Him Who shares Your glory, we implore You by the shedding of this Blood give rest to the souls of our departed. Amen.

C.         With Whom you may visit us also, Benevolent God, we implore You I

CH.   Remember, Lord, and have mercy on us!

C.         That the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God, Jobalbe Baptizer, Stephen the first Martyr, our Father Saint Gregory the Illuminator and all the Saints may be commemorated in this Holy Sacrifice, we implore You!

CH.   Remember, Lord and have mercy on us.

D.         We, ourselves, bow before the Divine Lordship of Christ; we adore Him, it is blessed, glorious, and admirable.

CH.      Glory to Your Lordship, Lord.

C.         Above all, grant us for a long time in integrity of doctrine His Holiness, our Pope (N. N.) and his beatitude our Patriarch (N. N.) and our Bishop (N. N.)


D.         We give you thanks and glory, O Lord our God, for this holy and immortal Sacrifice which is on this Holy Altar, that You granted to us for Holiness of Life through this great love, stability and desirable peace to the whole world, to the Holy Church and to all Bishops and to our Supreme Pontiff, Pope (N. N.), our venerable Patriarch, his Beatitude (N. N.) and our venerable Bishop (N. N.) and to the Priest who is offering this Sacrifice; let us pray for the forces and the victories of Christian Kings and Princes. Let us also bless the Lord for the souls of those who are called to rest and moreover for our prelates that are at rest and for the founders of this Holy Church and for those that are laid to rest under it shadow. Let us ask deliverance for those of our brethren that are captives, and grace upon the congregation present here, and rest for those who have died in Christ with faith and holiness. For these in this Sacrifice, we appeal to God our Lord.

CH.      From all and for all.

Our Father

The Faithful stand,

C.         And let us open our lips with confident words to invoke You, Heavenly Father, to sing and to say:

CH.      Our Father, who art in Heaven, hallowed be 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.

C.         For Yours is the Kingdom, the Might and the Glory, forever and ever, Amen.

Peace be with you all.

C.         And also with you.

D.         Let us bow down before God.

CH.      In Your presence' Lord!

Adoration and Prayer to The Holy Spirit

C.         (Inaudible) O Holy Spirit, Who are the source of life, and the fountain of mercy, have pity on this people, who bowing worship Your Godhead. Keep them in integrity imprint upon their souls the humility manifested by their position of reverent posture that they may inherit and possess Your future Gifts,

C.         Through Jesus Christ, our Lord, with Whom to You, Holy Spirit, and to the Almighty Father is due glory, power and honour, now and forever and ever. Amen.


D.         Let us be attentive!


CH       One only is Holy, one only is Lord, Jesus Christ, in the glory of  God the Father. Amen.

C.         Blessed be the Father, the Holy, True God.

CH.      Amen.

C.         Blessed be the Son, the Holy, True God.

CH.      Amen.

C.         Blessed be the Spirit, the Holy, True God.

CH.      Amen.

C.         Praise and glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, now and forever and ever.

CH.      Amen. Holy the Father, Holy the Son, Holy the Spirit. Praise be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit, now and forever and ever, Amen.

Sacramental Blessing and Invitation to Communion

C.         Let us taste in holiness the All-Holy and Precious Body and Blood of Our Lord and Redeemer, Jesus Christ, Who, having descended from Heaven, is distributed among us. He is the life, the hope, the resurrection, the expiation and forgiveness of sins. Sing unto the Lord our God, sing a psalm to our Heavenly and Immortal King, Who sits upon the chariot of the Cherubim.

D.         Blessed is God.

CH.      Lord have mercy on us. Lord have mercy on us. (4 times)

As we ask your help, most Holy Trinity, grant peace to the whole world, unity to the Armenian nation. Glory to the Holy Church, and eternal rest to our dead.

Lord have mercy on us. (4 times)

(The curtain is drawn - the Celebrant receives communion.)


CH.      Christ is sacrificed and shared among us. Alleluia. His body He gives us for food and bedews us with His Holy Blood. Alleluia. Draw near to the Lord and take the Light. Alleluia. Taste and see how sweet is the Lord. Alleluia. Praise the Lord in the Heavens. Alleluia. Praise Him in the heights. Alleluia. Praise Him, all His angels. Alleluia, Praise Him, all His Hosts. Alleluia.

(The curtain is opened.)

D.         With fear and faith draw near and communicate in Holiness.

C.         Say, we have sinned against God, we believe in the Holy Father, True God. (Amen) We believe.

(The Faithful receive Communion.)

CH.      Our God and Lord has appeared unto us. Blessed is He that comes in the name of the Lord,

C.         Save Your people Lord and bless Your heritage, Keep them and exalt them henceforth till eternity.

(The curtain is drawn.)

The Faithful Sit

Thanksgiving and end of Liturgy

CH.      We have been filled with Your Goodness, O Lord, tasting Your Body and Blood. Glory to You Who has fed us and continually does feed us, Send Your heavenly blessings upon us.

D.         Again in peace let us implore the Lord.

CH.      Lord, have mercy,

D.         Having received in faith the Divine, Holy, Heavenly, Immortal, Pure and Undefiled Mystery, again give thanks unto the Lord.

CH.      We give thanks to You, O Lord, Who has fed us at His table of immortality. Distributing His Body and Blood for the salvation of the world, and for life unto our souls.

(The curtain is opened.)

The Faithful stand.

Supplication for the Universe

C.         Lord, Who bless all that bless You, and make holy all that trust in You, save Your people and bless Your inheritance; preserve the fullness of Your Church; Sanctify those who have greeted with love the beauty of Your House: glorify us with Your Divine power, and do not forsake us who trust in You. Give Your peace to the whole world, to the Churches, to the Priests, to Christian kings, to their armed forces, and to all in this Congregation. For all good gifts and perfect things that come down from above, from You, Who are the Father of Light, and to You is due glory, power and honour, now and forever and ever.

Blessing and Dismissal of the Faithful

CH.      Amen. Blessed be the Name of the Lord, from this time forth and for all eternity. (Three times)

C.         Christ God, our Redeemer, You are the fulfilment of the Law and of the Prophets- You, who fulfilled all the work of redemption according to Your Father's will, fill us too with Your Holy Spirit.

D.         Let us entreat the Lord by the Holy Cross that through it He may deliver us from sin and save us through the grace of His mercy. Almighty Lord, our God, save us and have mercy on us.

C.         Protector and hope of the faithful, Christ our God, keep in peace Your people under the shadow of Your holy and venerable Cross. Deliver them from the visible and invisible enemy, Make them worthy to glorify You in gratitude with the Father and the Holy Spirit, now and forever and ever, Amen.

CH.      I will praise the Lord at all times; may His praise be lips at all times.

C.         Be you blessed by the graces of the Holy Spirit; go in peace. And may the Lord be with you all, Amen.


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