The Syro-Malabar Mass
                       THE BEGINNING OF
                                   THE HOLY MASS

Initial Prayers:

CIn the name of the Father,/and of the Son,/ and
         of the Holy Spirit.


CGlory to God in the highest

All....., Amen.

CAnd to men on earth, peace and hope forever


COur Father in heaven,

All     Holy be Your name/ Your Kingdom come/ your will be done on earth as in
heaven./ Give us today our daily bread/ and forgive us our sinsl as we forgive those
who sin against us / Do not bring us to the testl but deliver us from evil- Amen./

DLet us pray, peace be with us.

CStrengthen our weakness, 0 Lord God.  I that we may serve you in these
sacred mysteries/ which your beloved Son mercifully gave us/ for the renewal and
salvation of the human race.

All     Amen.

Psalmody.-     (,Recite or sing) Ps. 15.

CCC -    Lord who shall dwell in your tent,! and who shall live on your holy mountain ?

P --       Make us stand, 0 Lord, with pure thoughts before your altar.

CCC      Lord who shall dwell in your tent,! and who shall live on your holy mountain ?

P--- The man whose way of life is blameless who always does what is right/
who speaks the truth from his heart, whose tongue is not used for slander.

CCC     Who does no wrong, to his fellowmen, and casts no discredit on his neighbour,

P         Who looks with contempt on the reprobate/ but honours those who fear the Lord

CCC     Who stands by his pledge at any cost, does not ask interest on loans.

P          And cannot be bribed to victimise the innocent.  If a man does all this, nothing
can ever shake him.

CCCGlory be to the Father/ and to the Son/ and to the Holy Spirit.

P            For ever and ever, amen.

Incense (optional)
CC1       For all the helps and graces you have given us,  for which we cannot thank
you enough,  we will praise and glorify you unceasingly,/ in your triumphant Church

CYou Lord of all we praise.

All      You Jesus Christ, we glorify;/ You are He who raises our bodies/ and You are
the saviour of our souls.

D        Let us pray,  peace be with us.

CC 2You, 0 Lord of all will truely raise our bodies from the dust, you are the Saviour
of our souls, you are the preserver of our lives .  0 Lord, we must praise, adore and
glorify you,/ always and for ever

P   Amen.

                                                II, LITURGY OF THE WORD
Trisagion or the Thrice Holy Hymn:

DRaise your voices and praise the living God.

PHoly God,  Holy Mighty One,  Holy Immortal One, have mercy on us-

CC 3 _--Enlighten our minds, 0 Lord God  that we may bear and understand your
divine and lifegiving message,/ Help us 0 Lord that love and hope may grow in us,
that we may find salvation  and praise you for ever.

P        ... Amen.                                                  SIT

First Reading by the Deacon

(At the end of the lesson the congregation says:)

All    .... Praise be to Christ, Our Lord.

Gospel read by the- Celebrant:                                 STA ND

C            Christ, Light of the world and Life of all, Glory forever to the Eternal Mercy
that sent you to us.
C   -Peace be with you.
P...-And also with you.

c......      The Gospel of Our Lord, Jesus Christ according to St         (Name)

P -..-      Praise be to Christ, our Lord. (Venerate the book by bringing it to the forehead)

Homily.                                                           SIT

Prayer of the Faithful                                   STAND

DLet as all stand in joy,  and devoutly beseech Our Lord and say Hear our pray
0 Lord.

P       Hear our prayer 0 Lord.

DFather of mercies and God of all consolation, We beseech you ;              I

P       Hear our prayer, 0 lord.

DThe author of our salvation, and giver of all that we have, we beseech you;

PHear our prayer, 0 Lord.

DFor the peace and concord of the whole world, and of all the Churches,
we beseech you;

PHear our prayer, 0 Lord.

DFor timely rain, and plentiful harvest, and for the prosperity of the whole
world, we beseech you;

PHear our prayer, 0 Lord.

DFor the well being of our Holy Father, Pope_ (name) and our (arch) bishop
(name) and all their clergy and faithful, we beseech you. 0 Lord.

P       Hear our prayer, 0 Lord.

(Prayers for other occasions and needs can be added here either loadly or silently)

C-Lord, Mighty God,/ we beseech and implore you,/ perfect in us your grace,
pour forth your gifts through our hands, may your mercy and goodness win pardon
for your people's offences, and forgiveness of their sins.

P.       Amen.

CREED (The Apostle's Creed)

All      I believe in God the Father Almighty, creator of heaven and earth.
         I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, Our Lord.
         He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary.
         He suffered under Ppontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried.
         He descended to the dead, On the third day he rose again.
         He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
         He will come again to judge the living and the dead.
         I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Catholic Church, the communion of saints,
         the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting.

Abbreviations:  C----Main Celebrant
                        CC--1, 2 etc.---One among the Celebrants
                        CCC---All the Concelebrants
                        D---Deacon (Server)
                        All---Celebrants and the People
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