The Divine Liturgy Of St. John Chrysostom
Byzantine  Ruthenian   Rite
Blessed is the Kingdom of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.
Amen
In peace let us pray to the Lord
Lord have mercy
For peace from on high and for the salvation of our souls let us pray to the Lord
Lord have mercy
For Peace in the whole world for the well-being of the Holy Churches of God and for the union of all, let us pray to the Lord.
Lord have mercy
For this holy church and for all who enter it with faith reverence and the fear of God,
let us pray to the Lord.
Lord have mercy
For our holy ecumenical pontiff (N) the Pope of Rome let us pray to the Lord
Lord have mercy
For our most reverend archbishop and metropolitan (N.,) for our God-loving bishop (N.,) for the venerable priesthood, the diaconate in Christ, and for all the clergy and the people let us pray to the Lord
Lord have mercy
For our civil authorities and all our armed forces, let us pray to the Lord
Lord have mercy
For this city, for every city and countryside and for those living within them in faith,
let us pray to the Lord
Lord have mercy
For those who travel by sea, air and land, for the sick, the suffering, the captive, and for their safety and salvation, let us pray to the Lord
Lord have mercy
That we be delivered from all affliction, wrath and need, let us pray to the Lord
Lord have mercy
Protect us, save us, have mercy on us and preserve us, O God, by Your grace.
Lord have mercy
Remembering our most holy, most pure, most blessed and glorious Lady, the Mother of God and ever Virgin Mary, with all the saints, let us commend ourselves and one another, and our whole life, to Christ, our God.
To you, O Lord.
For to You is due all glory and honor and worship, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, now and ever, and forever.
Amen

The people chant the antiphons:

Shout joyfully to the Lord, all the earth, sing praise to His name; give to Him glorious praise.
Throught the prayers of the Mother of God, O Saviour, save us
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, now and ever, and forever Amen.
Be gracious to us, O God, and bless us; let Your face shine upon us, and have mercy on us.
O Son of God, risen from the dead, save us who sing to You Alleluia!
The people chant the
Hymn of Incarnation

Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit now and ever and  forever  Amen.
O Only begotten Son and Word of God Who being immortal deigned for our salvation
to become incarnate of the Holy Mother of God and ever Virgin Mary and became man without
change You were also crucified O Christ our God and by death have trampled Death being
One of the Holy Trinity glorified with the Fatherand the Holy Spirit save us. 

Procession with the book of Gospels
The priest raises the Book of Gospels and says
Wisdom! Be attentive!

Come, let us worship and bow before Christ
O Son of God, risen from the dead save us who sing to You Alleluia.

The people sit while the proper troparia are chanted

For you are holy, our God, and we render glory to You, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, now and ever and forever.

Holy God, holy mighty One, holy immortal One Have mercy on us
Holy God, holy mighty One, holy immortal One Have mercy on us
Holy God, holy mighty One, holy immortal One Have mercy on us
Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit
now and always and forever and ever, amen
Holy immortal One have mercy on us.
Holy God, holy mighty One, holy immortal One Have mercy on us
Trisagion Holy God (1)                                             Trisagion Holy God (2)
Priest:   Let us be attentive! Peace be with all.
              Wisdom! Be attentive!
The lector chants the prokimen
Priest:   Wisdom!
And the lector reads the title of the Epistle:
Priest: Let us be attentive!
And the lector chants the Epistle
Priest : Peace be with you. Wisdom! Be attentive!

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.
Priest:  Wisdom, let us stand and listen to the holy gospel according to Saint N
R. Glory be to You, O Lord, glory be to You
Priest:  Let us be attentive!
The Gospel is chanted
R. Glory be to You, O Lord, glory be to You.
Litany of Supplication

Let us all say with our whole soul, and with our whole mind, let us say.

Lord have mercy

O Lord, almighty, God of our fathers, we pray  You, hear and have mercy.

Lord have mercy

Have mercy on us, O God, according to Your great mercy  we pray You, hear and have mercy.

Lord havemercy,  Lord have mercy,  Lord have mercy

We also pray for our holy ecumenical pontiff (N) pope of Rome, and for our most reverend archbishop and metropolitan (N) for our God loving bishop (N) for those who serve and have served in this holy church, for our spiritual fathers, and for all our brethren in Christ.

Lord have mercy  Lord have mercy  Lord have mercy

We also pray for our civil authorities and for all the armed forces.

Lord have mercy  Lord have mercy  Lord have mercy

We also pray for the people here present who await Your great and abundant mercy, for those who showed us mercy, and for all Christians of the true faith

Lord have mercy  Lord have mercy  Lord have mercy

For You are a merciful and gracious God, and we render glory to You, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, now and ever and forever.

Amen.
The sermon is usually delivered at this time.
The Cherubic Hymn
Let us who mystic'ly represent the Cherubim

and sing the thrice holy  hymn

To the life creating Trinity, now set aside

All earthly cares, all earthly cares.

Amen That we may welcome the

King of all, invisibly escorted by angelic hosts.

Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

The priest goest to the side altar where he takes the chalice and diskos with the bread and wine already prepared and makes the Great Entrance Saying:

May the Lord God remember in His kingdom, Our holy ecumenical Pontiff (N) Pope of Rome, our most reverend archbishop and metropolitan (N) and our God loving bishop (N) and the entire priestly, diaconal, and monastic order, our civil authorities, and all our armed forces, the noble and ever-memorable founders and benefactors of this holy Church, and all you Christians of the true faith, always, now and ever, and forever.

Amen. That we may welcome the King of all, invisibly escorted by angelic hosts. Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia
Peace be with all.
And with your spirit.
Let us love one another, so that with one mind we may profess.
The Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit, The Trinity, one in substance and undivided.














The Creed
The doors, the doors, in wisdom let us be attentive!

I believe in one God, the Father Almighty, creator of heaven and earth, of all things visible and invisible. And in one Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, the only begotten born of the Father before all ages. Light of light, true God of true God, begotten, not made, of one substance with the Father, through Whom all things were made.  Who for us men and for our salvation, came down from heaven, and was incarnate from the Holy Spirit and Mary the Virgin, and became man.  He was also crucified for us under Pontius Pilate, and suffered, and was buried. And He rose again on the third day, according to the scriptures.  And He ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of the Father. and He will come again wih glory, to judge the living and the dead, and of His kingdom there will be no end.  And in the Holy Spirit the Lord, and Giver of life, Who proceeds from the Father and the Son, Who together with the Father and the Son is worshipped and glorified, Who spoke through the prophets, In one holy, catholic, and apostolic Church.  I profess one baptism for the remission of sins.  I expect the rresurrection of the dead; and the life of the world to come.  Amen.
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