Wednesday, February 24, 2016

A Prone or Preaching Service

A Prone or Preaching Service

This is the order for a Prone, a late medieval preaching service. This service is for supplemental use in addition to the Mass and Office and in no wise in substitution for them. The Service may begin and end with a hymn.

V:        The Lord be with you.
R:        And with thy spirit
            Let us pray

The Lords Prayer

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. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever and ever.  Amen.

The Angelic Salutation

Hail Mary Full of Grace the Lord is with thee. Blessed are thou among women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb Jesus.  Amen.

The Sermon

Before the preaching the Minister shall read the biblical text upon which he plans to preach.

A Prayer for the Faithful Departed

WE commend into thy hands of mercy (most merciful father) the souls of these our brothers and sister departed, N., N., & N. beseeching thine infinite goodness, that when the judgment shall come which thou haste committed to thy well beloved son, these our brothers and sisters, and we, may be found acceptable in thy sight, and receive that blessing, which thy well beloved son shall then pronounce to all that love and fear thee, saying: Come ye blessed children of my Father: Receive the kingdom prepared for you before the beginning of the world. Grant this, merciful father, for the honor of Jesus Christ our only savior, mediator, and advocate. Amen.

The Lord’s Prayer

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. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever and ever.  Amen.

The Angelic Salutation

Hail Mary Full of Grace the Lord is with thee. Blessed are thou among women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb Jesus.  Amen.

The 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 Ghost of the Virgin Mary, And was made man: And was .crucified also 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 sitteth on the right hand of the Father: And he shall come again, with glory, to judge both the quick and the dead; Whose kingdom shall have no end.
And I believe in the Holy Ghost, The Lord, and Giver of Life, Who proceedeth from the Father; Who with the Father and the Son together is worshipped and glorified; Who spake by the Prophets: And I believe one 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 Decalogue
GOD spake these words, and said:
I am the LORD thy God; Thou shalt have none other gods but me.
    Lord, have mercy upon us, and incline our hearts to keep this law.
    Thou shalt not make to thyself any graven image, nor the likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or in the earth beneath, or in the water under the earth; thou shalt not bow down to them, nor worship them:
for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, and visit the sins of the fathers upon the children, unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me; and show mercy unto thousands in them that love me and keep my commandments.
    Lord, have mercy upon us, and incline our hearts to keep this law.
    Thou shalt not take the Name of the Lord thy God in vain;
for the Lord will not hold him guiltless, that taketh his Name in vain.
    Lord, have mercy upon vs, and incline our hearts to keep this law.
    Remember that thou keep holy the Sabbath-day.
Six days shalt thou labour, and do all that thou hast to do; but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord thy God. In it thou shalt do no manner of work; thou, and thy son, and thy daughter, thy man-servant, and thy maid-servant, thy cattle, and the stranger that is within thy gates. For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the Lord blessed the seventh day, and hallowed it.
    Lord, have mercy upon us, and incline our hearts to keep this law.
    Honour thy father and thy mother;
that thy days may be long in the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee.
    Lord, have mercy upon us, and incline our’ hearts to keep this law.
    Thou shalt do no murder.
    Lord, have mercy upon us, and incline our hearts to keep this law.
    Thou shalt not commit adultery.
    Lord, have mercy upon us, and incline our hearts to keep this law.
    Thou shalt not steal.
    Lord, have mercy upon us, and incline our hearts to keep this law.
    Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor.
    Lord, have mercy upon us, and incline our hearts to keep this law.
    Thou shalt not covet
thy neighbor’s house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s wife, nor his servant, nor his maid, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is his.
    Lord, have mercy upon us, and write all these thy laws in our hearts, we beseech thee.

The Confession

Then the Minister shall say,

DEARLY beloved brethren, the Scripture move us, in sundry places, to acknowledge and confess our manifold sins and wickedness; and that we should not dissemble nor cloak them before the face of Almighty God our heavenly Father; but confess them with an humble, lowly, penitent, and obedient heart; to the end that we may obtain forgiveness of the same, by his infinite goodness and mercy. And although we ought, at all times, humbly to acknowledge our sins before God; yet ought we chiefly so to do, when we assemble and meet together to render thanks for the great benefits that we have received at his hands, to set forth his most worthy praise, to hear his most holy Word, and to ask those things which are requisite and necessary, as well for the body as the soul. Wherefore I pray and beseech you, as many as are here present, to accompany me with a pure heart, and humble voice, unto the throne of the heavenly grace, saying—

Or he shall say,

LET us humbly confess our sins unto Almighty God.

To be said by the whole Congregation. with the Minister, all kneeling.

ALMIGHTY and most merciful Father; We have erred, and strayed from thy ways like lost sheep. We have followed too much the devices and desires of our own hearts. We have offended against thy holy laws. We have left undone those things which we ought to have done; And we have done those things which we ought not to have done; And there is no health in us. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us, miserable offenders. Spare thou those, O God, who confess their faults. Restore thou those who are penitent; According to thy promises declared unto mankind in Christ Jesus our Lord. And grant, O most merciful Father, for his sake; That we may hereafter live a godly, righteous, and sober life, To the glory of thy holy Name. Amen.

The Absolution

¶ To be made by the Priest alone, standing; the People still kneeling.
¶ But NOTE, That the Priest, at his discretion, may use, instead of what follows, the Absolution from the Order for the Holy Communion.

ALMIGHTY God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who desireth not the death of a sinner, but rather that he may turn from his wickedness and live, hath given power, and commandment, to his Ministers, to declare and pronounce to his people, being penitent, the Absolution and Remission of their sins. He pardoneth and absolveth all those who truly repent, and unfeignedly believe his holy Gospel.
Wherefore let us beseech him to grant us true repentance, and his Holy Spirit, that those things may please him which we do at this present; and that the rest of our life hereafter may be pure and holy; so that at the last we may come to his eternal joy; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

V:        Let us bless the Lord

R:        Thanks be to God.

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