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Presanctified Liturgy: selections

Selection from Week 1


Church Interior 075 e                                                                                               O holy Apostles, fervent intercessors for the world
and defenders of the faithful,

because you have the boldness
to intercede for us to Christ our God,

we beseech you that we may pass
this good season of the Fast untroubled

and receive the grace of the consubstantial Trinity. 
O great and glorious preachers, pray for our souls.



O joyful Light ~ of the holy glory ~ of the Father Immortal ~ the heavenly, holy, blessed One, O Jesus Christ ~ now that we have reached the setting of the sun, and see the evening light, We sing to God ~ Father, Son and Holy Spirit. It is fitting at all times to raise a song of praise in measured melody to You,O Son of God, the giver of life.  Behold, the universe sings Your glory



Ambon Prayer

O Master and Ruler of all, You created everything in wisdom, and through Your great goodness and providence beyond human thought or comprehension, You have brought us to these most holy days for the purification of our souls and bodies, the mastery of our passions, and the hope of resurrection.  During forty days, You gave Mose, Your faithful servant, the tablets of the Law inscribed by Your Divine hands.  Good Master, grant that we also may fight the good fight, finish the course of the fast, and remain in the true faith.  Give us power to crush the heads of invisible serpents by conquering sin, that without reproach we might worship Your holy resurrection.  For blessed and glorified is Your most honorable and majestic Name, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, now and ever and forever.  Amen.


Sequence of the Divine Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts

Prayer of St. Ephrem
Psalm 103
Litany of Peace
Antiphon Psalms
(Wednesday: 119, 120, 121, 122, 123)
(Fridays: 124, 125, 126, 127,128)
(Mon/Tues/Thurs 129, 130,131, 132, 133)
Incensing &  Psalm 140, 141, 129
Stichera & Hymn: O Joyful Light
Prokeimena & 1st Reading (Genesis)
Blessing with Candle “The light of Christ enlightens everyone”
Prokeimena & 2nd Reading (Proverbs)
Evening Hymn: “Let my Prayer Ascend to You Like Incense”
Litany of Supplication
The Great Entrance “Now the Powers of Heaven”
Litany of Offering
The Lord’s Prayer
Prayer Before Communion
Litany of Thanksgiving
Ambon Prayer