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MASSES OF THE DEAD

(I)
INTROIT

EG 733. Requiem aeternam. 2 Esdras. 2.


REST eternal grant to
them, O Lord: and may light perpetual shine upon
them. Ps. 65. Thou, O God, art praised in Sion, and
unto thee shall the vow be performed in Jerusalem:
thou that hearest the prayer, unto thee shall all flesh
come. REST eternal grant unto them, O Lord: and may
light perpetual shine upon them.
Or

IG 109. Ps. 65. Ant. REST eternal grant unto them, O


Lord, / and let light perpetual shine upon them.
1 Praise is due to thee, O God, in Sion; / and unto
thee shall the vow be performed in Jerusalem.
2 Thou that hearest the prayer, / unto thee shall all
flesh come.
3 My misdeeds prevail against me: / O be thou
merciful unto our sins.
4 Blessed is the man whom thou choosest and
receivest, / and that he may dwell in thy courts.
5 We shall be satisfied with the pleasures of thy
house, / even of thy holy temple.
Ant. REST eternal grant unto them, O Lord, / and let
light perpetual shine upon them.
The Collect and the other prayers are sung recto tono: i.e., on one
note.
THE COLLECT.

O LORD, the Maker and Redeemer of all believers:


Grant to the faithful departed [especially thy
servant (handmaiden) N.] all the unsearchable benefits
of thy Son's Passion; that in the Day of his Appearing
they may be manifested as thy true children; through
the same Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord, who liveth
and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy
Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

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THE EPISTLE. Romans 8. 31.

B RETHREN: What shall we then say to these


things? If God be for us, who can be against us?
He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up
for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us
all things? Who shall lay any thing to the charge of
God's elect? It is God that justifieth; who is he that
condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea, rather, that is
risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who
also maketh intercession for us. Who shall separate us
from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress,
or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or
sword? Nay, in all these things we are more than
conquerors through him that loved us. For I am
persuaded, that neither death, nor life; nor angels, nor
principalities, nor powers; nor things present, nor
things to come; nor height, nor depth; nor any other
creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of
God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Or
THE LESSON. Revelation 21. 1.

I N THOSE DAYS: I [John] saw a new heaven and a


new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth
were passed away; and there was no more sea. And I
John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down
from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned
for her husband. And I heard a great voice out of
heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with
men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be
his people, and God himself shall be with them, and
be their God. And God shall wipe away all tears from
their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither
sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more
pain: for the former things are passed away. And he
that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all
things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these
words are true and faithful. And he said unto me, It is
done. I am Alpha and Omega, the Beginning and the
End. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain

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of the water of life freely. He that overcometh shall
inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall
be my son.
GRADUAL

EG: 1. General. Rest eternal grant to them, O Lord: and


may light perpetual shine upon them. V. T h e
righteous shall be had in everlasting remembrance: he
will not be afraid of any evil tidings.

EG: 2. General. Yea, though I walk through the valley


of the shadow of death: I will fear no evil, for thou, O
Lord, art with me. V. Thy rod and thy staff: they have
been my comfort.

EG: 3. General. Rest eternal grant to them, O Lord: and


may light perpetual shine upon them. V. Let their
souls dwell at ease: and their seed inherit the land.
TRACT

EG: 1. General. Absolve, O Lord, the souls of all the


faithful departed: from every bond of sin. V. And by
the help of thy grace: may they be able to escape the
avenging judgement. And enjoy the bliss: of
everlasting light.

Like as the hart


EG: 2. Day of Burial, and for a Bishop.
desireth the water brooks: so longeth my soul after
thee, O God V. My soul is athirst for God, yea, even
for the living God: when shall I come to appear before
the presence of God. V. My tears have been my food
day and night: while all day long they say unto me,
Where is now thy God?

EG: 3. General. Out of the deep have I called unto thee,


O Lord: Lord hear by voice. V. O let thine ears
consider well the supplication of thy servant: if thou,
Lord, wilt be extreme to mark what is done amiss,
Lord, who may abide it? V. For to thee belongeth
mercy and compassion: and for thy Name’s sake have I
waited for thee, O God.

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Or
BCP: Ps. 112. UNTO the upright there ariseth up light in
the darkness; / he is merciful, loving and righteous.
5 It is well with the man that is merciful and
lendeth, / and ordereth his affairs with justice.
6 For he shall never be moved: / and the righteous
shall be had in everlasting remembrance.
7 He will not be afraid of any evil tidings; / for his
heart standeth fast and believeth in the Lord.
THE SEQUENCE.
Dies irae.
On All Souls Day, the Sequence is said at the Principal Mass only;
and in Private Masses at the first only.

1. DAY of wrath! O day of mourning!


See fulfill'd the prophets' warning!
Heav'n and earth in ashes burning!
2. Oh, what fear man's bosom rendeth
When from heav'n the Judge descendeth,
On whose sentence all dependeth!
3. Wondrous sound the trumpet flingeth,
Through earth's sepulchres it ringeth,
All before the Throne it bringeth.
4. Death is struck, and nature quaking,
All creation is awaking,
To its Judge an answer making.
5. Lo! the Book exactly worded,
Wherein all hath been recorded;
Thence shall judgement be awarded.
6. When the Judge his seat attaineth,
And each hidden deed arraigneth,
Nothing unavenged remaineth.
7. What shall I, frail man, be pleading,
Who for me be interceding,
When the just are mercy needing?
8. King of Majesty tremendous,
Who dost free salvation send us,
Fount of pity, then befriend us!

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9. Think, good Jesu, my salvation
Caused thy wondrous Incarnation;
Leave me not to reprobation.
10. Faint and weary thou hast sought me,
On the Cross of suffering bought me;
Shall such grace be vainly brought me?
11. Righteous Judge! for sin's pollution
Grant thy gift of absolution,
Ere that day of retribution.
12. Guilty, now I pour my moaning,
All my shame with anguish owning;
Spare, O God, thy suppliant groaning.
13. Thou the sinful woman savedst;
Thou the dying thief forgavest;
And to me a hope vouchsafest.
14. Worthless are my prayers and sighing,
Yet, good Lord, in grace complying,
Rescue me from fires undying.
15. With thy favoured sheep O place me,
Nor among the goats abase me,
But to thy right hand upraise me.
16. While the wicked are confounded,
Doomed to flames of woe unbounded,
Call me with thy Saints surrounded.
17. Low I kneel, with heart submission,
See, like ashes, my contrition;
Help me in my last condition.
18. Ah! that day of tears and mourning!
From the dust of earth returning
Man for judgement must prepare him;
Spare, O God, in mercy spare him!
19. Lord, all-pitying, Jesu blest,
Grant them thine eternal rest. Amen.
THE GOSPEL. St John 6. 35.

JESUS said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that


cometh to me shall never hunger, and he that
believeth on me shall never thirst. All that the Father

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giveth to me shall come to me; and him that cometh to
me I will in no wise cast out. For I came down from
heaven, not to do mine own will, but the will of him
that sent me. And this is the Father's will which hath
sent me, that of all which he hath given me I should
lose nothing, but should raise it up again at the last
day. And this is the will of him that sent me, that
every one that seeth the Son, and believeth on him,
may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the
last day.

OFFERTORY. 1. General. O Lord Jesu Christ, King of


glory, deliver the souls of all the faithful departed from
the hand of hell; and from the pit of destruction:
deliver them from the lion’s mouth; that the grave
devour them not; that they go not down to the realms
of darkness. But let Michael, the holy standard bearer,
make speed to restore them to the brightness of glory:
which thou promisedst in ages past to Abraham, and
his seed. V. Sacrifice and prayer do we offer unto thee,
O Lord: do thou accept them for the souls departed, in
whose memory we make this oblation: and grant them,
Lord, to pass from death unto life: which thou
promisedst in ages past to Abraham and his seed.

2. All Souls. O kind Creator, who hast recalled the first


man to eternal glory: O Good Shepherd, who on thy
loving shoulder hast brought again the lost sheep to
the sheep-fold: O just Judge, when thou shalt come for
judgment: deliver from death the souls of them whom
thou hast redeemed. Nor give to the beasts the souls
of them that confess thee: nor forsake them utterly
forever.
SECRET

W E beseech thee, O Lord, mercifully to regard


these our oblations, which we offer unto thee for
the souls of thy servants and handmaidens: that like as
thou didst grant them grace to believe the Christian
Faith; so they may obtain of thee the reward of

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everlasting life; through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord,
who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the
Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.
[Note: At the Intercession, the Priest (or Deacon) says: Let us
remember before God those of our brethren who have departed
this life and are at rest, especially N. Let us pray for Christ's holy
Catholic Church....]
Preface of Easter, or Preface of the Departed.

COMMUNION. 1. All Souls, Day of Burial, Anniversaries. To


them in whose memory the Body of Christ is received:
grant, O Lord, rest everlasting. V . And may light
perpetual shine upon them. To them in whose memory
the Blood of Christ is received: grant, O Lord, rest
everlasting.
Or
2. GeneralMay light eternal shine, O Lord, upon them:
for endless ages with thy blessed ones, for thou art
gracious. V. Rest eternal grant to them, O Lord: and
may light perpetual shine upon them. For endless ages
with thy blessed ones: for thou art gracious.
POSTCOMMUNION

G RANT, O Lord, we pray thee, that our


supplications may be acceptable in thy sight: that
the souls of thy servants and handmaidens, being
delivered from all their sins, may be made partakers of
thy heavenly redemption; who livest and reignest with
the Father, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one
God, world without end. Amen.
At Funeral Masses, the Absolutions or Final Prayers follow the
Dismissal: at other Masses of the Dead the Dismissal is sung and
the Blessing omitted.

At the end of Mass, if the Absolution is to be made, the Celebrant


retires to the Epistle Corner, where he takes off his chasuble and
maniple, and puts on a black cope. The Subdeacon, between two
Acolytes with lighted candles, carries the Cross as in processions,
two other Acolytes preceding them, one with the thurible and
incense-boat, the other with the holy-water bason and sprinkler.

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The Celebrant follows, having first made a reverence to the Altar,
with the Deacon on his left. The Subdeacon with the Cross takes
his stand at the feet of the bier or catafalque opposite the Altar,
between the aforesaid Acolytes holding candles, while the
Celebrant stands on the other side at the head of the place between
the Altar and the bier, on his left the Deacon, and near him the two
other Acolytes carrying the thurible and holy-water bason. Then,
the Responsory being ended, an Acolyte or Clerk holding the
book, the Celebrant says without Let us pray the following Collect
(no change of number or sex being made, even if said for many
persons or a woman).

THE ABSOLUTIONS OR FINAL PRAYERS

D ELIVER me, O Lord, from death eternal in that


day tremendous: When the heavens and the earth
must pass away: When thou shalt come to judge the
world by fire.

V. Trembling hath laid hold on me, and fearfulness,


while I await the sifting and the coming anger.
When the heavens and the earth must pass away.
V. Day of mourning, day of anger, of calamity and
misery, that great day and exceeding bitter. When
thou shalt come to judge the world by fire.
V. Rest eternal grant unto them, O Lord: and let light
perpetual shine upon them.

D ELIVER me, O Lord, from death eternal in that


day tremendous: When the heavens and the earth
must pass away: When thou shalt come to judge the
world by fire.
V. The Lord be with you;
R. And with thy spirit.

Let us pray.
Lord, have mercy upon us.
Christ, have mercy upon us.
Lord, have mercy upon us.

O UR Father who art in heaven, Hallowed be thy


Name, The kingdom come, Thy will be done, on
earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily

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bread; And forgive us our trespasses, As we forgive
them that trespass against us; And lead us not into
temptation, But deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom, the power, and the
glory, For ever and ever. Amen.
Meanwhile, the Priest receives the sprinkler from the hand of the
Deacon, and makes a reverence to the Altar; the Deacon
accompanying him on his right, and holding the fore-edge of the
Cope, he makes the circuit of the bier, sprinkling it with holy
water, thrice on the right side and thrice on the left. When he
passes in front of the Cross he bows low, while the Deacon
genuflects: afterwards he receives the thurible from the Deacon,
and censes the bier in the same manner as he has sprinkled it.
Having return to his first position, the Deacon holding the book, he
says with joined hands:

V. O Saviour of the world, who by thy Cross and


precious Blood hast redeem-ed us;
R. Save us, and help us, we humbly beseech thee, O
Lord.
V. Graciously look upon our afflictions, O Lord;
R. Pitifully behold the sorrows of our hearts.
V. Make thy servants to be numbered with thy saints;
R. In glory everlast-ing.
THE COLLECTS.

A LMIGHTY God, with whom do live the spirits of


them that depart hence in the Lord, and with
whom the souls of the faithful are in joy and felicity:
We praise and magnify thy holy Name for all thy
servants who have finished their course and kept the
faith; and committing our brother N. to thy gracious
keeping, we pray that we with him, and with all those
that are departed in the true faith of thy holy Name,
may have our perfect consummation and bliss, both in
body and soul, in thy eternal and everlasting glory;
through the same Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord, who
liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy
Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

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A LMIGHTY GOD, the God of the spirits of all
flesh: multiply, we beseech thee, to those who rest
in Jesus [especially of thy servant N./handmaid N.] the
manifold blessing of thy love; that the good work
which thou didst begin in them may be perfected unto
the day of Jesus Christ.

O FATHER of all, we pray to thee for those whom


we love but see no longer [especially of thy
servant N./handmaid N.]: grant them refreshment, light
and peace; and in the loving wisdom and almighty
power, work in them the good purpose of thy perfect
will; through the same Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord,
who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the
same Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end.
Amen.
V. Rest eternal grant unto him, O Lord;
R. And let light perpetual shine upon him.
V. May he rest in peace.
R. Amen.
While the body is borne out of the Church, the following Antiphon
is said or sung.
In Paradisum.

I NTO Paradise may the Angels lead thee: at thy


coming may the Martyrs receive thee, and bring thee
into the holy city Jerusalem. May the Choir of Angels
receive thee, and with Lazarus once poor, mayest thou
have eternal rest.

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MASS FOR THE DEAD
All Souls Day
(II)
INTROIT

EG 733. Requiem aeternam. 2 Esdras. 2.


REST eternal grant to
them, O Lord: and may light perpetual shine upon
them. Ps. 65. Thou, O God, art praised in Sion, and
unto thee shall the vow be performed in Jerusalem:
thou that hearest the prayer, unto thee shall all flesh
come. Rest eternal grant unto them, O Lord: and may
light perpetual shine upon them.
Or

IG 109. Ps. 65. Ant. REST eternal grant unto them, O


Lord, / and let light perpetual shine upon them.
1 Praise is due to thee, O God, in Sion; / and unto
thee shall the vow be performed in Jerusalem.
2 Thou that hearest the prayer, / unto thee shall all
flesh come.
3 My misdeeds prevail against me: / O be thou
merciful unto our sins.
4 Blessed is the man whom thou choosest and
receivest, / and that he may dwell in thy courts.
5 We shall be satisfied with the pleasures of thy
house, / even of thy holy temple.
Ant. REST eternal grant unto them, O Lord, / and
let light perpetual shine upon them.
The Collect and the other prayers are sung recto tono: i.e., on one
note.

THE COLLECT.

M OST merciful Father, who hast been pleased to


take unto thyself our brethren departed: grant to
us who are still in our pilgrimage, and who walk as yet
by faith, that having served thee faithfully in this
world, we may, with all faithful Christian souls, be
joined hereafter to the company of thy blessed Saints

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in glory; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who with thee
and the Holy Spirit liveth and reigneth, one God,
world without end. Amen.
THE LESSON. Wisdom 3. 1.

T HE souls of the righteous are in the hand of God,


and there shall no torment touch them. In the
sight of the unwise they seemed to die; and their
departure is taken for misery, and their going from us
to be utter destruction; but they are in peace. For
though they be punished in the sight of men, yet is
their hope full of immortality. And having been a little
chastened, they shall be greatly rewarded; for God
proved them and found them worthy for himself. As
gold in the furnace hath he tried them, and received
them as a burnt-offering. And in the time of their
visitation they shall shine, and run to and fro like
sparks among the stubble; they shall judge the nations
and have dominion over peoples, and their Lord shall
reign for ever and ever.
GRADUAL

EG: 1. General. Rest eternal grant to them, O Lord: and


may light perpetual shine upon them. V . T h e
righteous shall be had in everlasting remembrance: he
will not be afraid of any evil tidings.

EG: 2. General. Yea, though I walk through the valley


of the shadow of death: I will fear no evil, for thou, O
Lord, art with me. V. Thy rod and thy staff: they have
been my comfort.

EG: 3. General. Rest eternal grant to them, O Lord: and


may light perpetual shine upon them. V. Let their
souls dwell at ease: and their seed inherit the land.

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TRACT

EG: 1. General. Absolve, O Lord, the souls of all the


faithful departed: from every bond of sin. V. And by
the help of thy grace: may they be able to escape the
avenging judgement. And enjoy the bliss: of
everlasting light.

Like as the hart


EG: 2. Day of Burial, and for a Bishop.
desireth the water brooks: so longeth my soul after
thee, O God V. My soul is athirst for God, yea, even
for the living God: when shall I come to appear before
the presence of God. V. My tears have been my food
day and night: while all day long they say unto me,
Where is now thy God?

EG: 3. General. Out of the deep have I called unto thee,


O Lord: Lord hear by voice. V. O let thine ears
consider well the supplication of thy servant: if thou,
Lord, wilt be extreme to mark what is done amiss,
Lord, who may abide it? V. For to thee belongeth
mercy and compassion: and for thy Name’s sake have I
waited for thee, O God.
Or

BCP: Ps. 112. UNTO the upright there ariseth up light


in the darkness; / He is merciful, loving and righteous.
5 It is well with the man that is merciful and
lendeth, / and ordereth his affairs with justice.
6 For he shall never be moved: / and the righteous
shall be had in everlasting remembrance.
8 He will not be afraid of any evil tidings; / for his
heart standeth fast and believeth in the Lord.
THE SEQUENCE.
Dies irae.
On All Souls Day, the Sequence is said at the Principal Mass only;
and in Private Masses at the first only.

1. DAY of wrath! O day of mourning!


See fulfill'd the prophets' warning!
Heav'n and earth in ashes burning!

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2. Oh, what fear man's bosom rendeth
When from heav'n the Judge descendeth,
On whose sentence all dependeth!
3. Wondrous sound the trumpet flingeth,
Through earth's sepulchres it ringeth,
All before the Throne it bringeth.
4. Death is struck, and nature quaking,
All creation is awaking,
To its Judge an answer making.
5. Lo! the Book exactly worded,
Wherein all hath been recorded;
Thence shall judgement be awarded.
6. When the Judge his seat attaineth,
And each hidden deed arraigneth,
Nothing unavenged remaineth.
7. What shall I, frail man, be pleading,
Who for me be interceding,
When the just are mercy needing?
8. King of Majesty tremendous,
Who dost free salvation send us,
Fount of pity, then befriend us!
9. Think, good Jesu, my salvation
Caused thy wondrous Incarnation;
Leave me not to reprobation.
10. Faint and weary thou hast sought me,
On the Cross of suffering bought me;
Shall such grace be vainly brought me?
11. Righteous Judge! for sin's pollution
Grant thy gift of absolution,
Ere that day of retribution.
12. Guilty, now I pour my moaning,
All my shame with anguish owning;
Spare, O God, thy suppliant groaning.
13. Thou the sinful woman savedst;
Thou the dying thief forgavest;
And to me a hope vouchsafest.

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14. Worthless are my prayers and sighing,
Yet, good Lord, in grace complying,
Rescue me from fires undying.
15. With thy favoured sheep O place me,
Nor among the goats abase me,
But to thy right hand upraise me.
16. While the wicked are confounded,
Doomed to flames of woe unbounded,
Call me with thy Saints surrounded.
17. Low I kneel, with heart submission,
See, like ashes, my contrition;
Help me in my last condition.
18. Ah! that day of tears and mourning!
From the dust of earth returning
Man for judgement must prepare him;
Spare, O God, in mercy spare him!
19. Lord, all-pitying, Jesu blest,
Grant them thine eternal rest. Amen.
THE GOSPEL. St John 10. 22.

I T was at Jerusalem at the feast of the dedication, and


it was winter; and Jesus walked in the temple in
Solomon's porch. Then came the Jews round about
him, and said unto him, How long dost thou make us
to doubt? If thou be the Christ, tell us plainly. Jesus
answered them, I told you and ye believed not; the
works that I do in my Father's name, they bear witness
of me. But ye believe not, because ye are not of my
sheep, as I said unto you. My sheep hear my voice,
and I know them, and they follow me: and I give them
eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall
any man pluck them out of my hand. My Father who
gave them to me is greater than all; and no man is able
to pluck them out of my Father's hand. I and my
Father are one.

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OFFERTORY. 1. General. O Lord Jesu Christ, King of
Majesty, deliver the souls of all the faithful departed
from the hand of hell; and from the pit of destruction:
deliver them from the lion's mouth; that the grave
devour them not; that they go not down to the realms
of darkness. But let Michael, the holy standard-bearer,
make speed to restore them to the brightness of glory:
which thou promisedst in ages past to Abraham, and
his seed. Sacrifice and prayer do we offer unto thee, O
Lord: do thou accept them for the souls departed, in
whose memory we make this oblation. And grant
them, Lord, to pass from death unto life: which thou
promisedst in ages past unto Abraham and his seed.

2. All Souls. O kind Creator, who hast recalled the first


man to eternal glory: O Good Shepherd, who on thy
loving shoulder hast brought again the lost sheep to
the sheep-fold: O just Judge, when thou shalt come for
judgment: deliver from death the souls of them whom
thou hast redeemed. Nor give to the beasts the souls
of them that confess thee: nor forsake them utterly
forever.
SECRET

W E beseech thee, O Lord, mercifully to assist our


prayers, which as at this time we do offer unto
thee for the souls of thy servants and handmaidens:
that they, for whom we offer unto thee our sacrifice of
praise and thanksgiving, may be found worthy to
enter into the blessed company of all thy faithful
people; through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord, who
liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy
Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.
[Note: At the Intercession, the Priest (or Deacon) says: Let us
remember before God those of our brethren who have departed
this life and are at rest, especially N. Let us pray for Christ's holy
Catholic Church....].

Preface of Easter, or the Faithful Departed.

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COMMUNION. 1. All Souls, Day of Burial, Anniversaries. To
them in whose memory the Body of Christ is received:
grant, O Lord, rest everlasting. And may light
perpetual shine upon them. To them in whose memory
the Blood of Christ is received: grant, O Lord, rest
everlasting.
Or

May light eternal shine, O Lord, upon them:


2. General.
for endless ages with thy blessed ones, for thou art
gracious. V. Rest eternal grant to them, O Lord: and
may light perpetual shine upon them. For endless ages
with thy blessed ones: for thou art gracious.
POSTCOMMUNION

G RANT, we beseech thee, O Lord: that the souls of


thy servants and handmaidens, being by this
sacrifice cleansed from all their sins; may obtain thy
pardon and everlasting rest; through Jesus Christ thy
Son our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee, in
the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world
without end. Amen.
For the Absolutions or Final Prayers, see pages R7 and R8.

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MASS FOR THE DEAD
Other Occasions
(III)
INTROIT

EG 733. Requiem aeternam. 2 Esdras. 2


REST eternal grant to
them, O Lord: and may light perpetual shine upon
them. Ps. 65. Thou, O God, art praised in Sion, and
unto thee shall the vow be performed in Jerusalem:
thou that hearest the prayer, unto thee shall all flesh
come. Rest eternal grant unto them, O Lord: and may
light perpetual shine upon them.
Or

IG 109. Ps. 65. Ant. REST eternal grant unto them, O


Lord, / and let light perpetual shine upon them.
1 Praise is due to thee, O God, in Sion; / and unto
thee shall the vow be performed in Jerusalem.
2 Thou that hearest the prayer, / unto thee shall all
flesh come.
3 My misdeeds prevail against me: / O be thou
merciful unto our sins.
4 Blessed is the man whom thou choosest and
receivest, / and that he may dwell in thy courts.
5 We shall be satisfied with the pleasures of thy
house, / even of thy holy temple.
Ant. REST eternal grant unto them, O Lord, / and
let light perpetual shine upon them.
The Collect and the other prayers are sung recto tono: i.e., on one
note.

THE COLLECT.

O LORD, the Maker and Redeemer of all believers:


grant to the faithful departed [especially thy
servant (handmaiden) N.] all the unsearchable benefits
of thy Son's Passion; that in the Day of his Appearing
they may be manifested as thy true children; through

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the same Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord, who liveth
and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy
Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.
THE LESSON. Revelation 20. 11.

T HEN I saw a great white throne, and him that sat


on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven
fled away; and there was found no place for them.
And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before
God; and the books were opened: and another book
was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead
were judged out of those things which were written in
the books, according to their works. And the sea gave
up the dead which were in it; and death and Hades
delivered up the dead which were in them: and they
were judged every man according to their works. And
death and Hades were cast into the lake of fire. This is
the second death. And if any one was not found
written in the book of life, he was cast into the lake of
fire.
GRADUAL

EG: 1. General. Rest eternal grant to them, O Lord: and


may light perpetual shine upon them. V. The righteous
shall be had in everlasting remembrance: he will not be
afraid of any evil tidings.

Yea, though I walk through the valley of


EG: 2. General.
the shadow of death: I will fear no evil, for thou, O
Lord, art with me. V. Thy rod and thy staff: they have
been my comfort.

EG: 3. General. Rest eternal grant to them, O Lord: and


may light perpetual shine upon them. V. Let their
souls dwell at ease: and their seed inherit the land.

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TRACT

EG: 1. General. Absolve, O Lord, the souls of all the


faithful departed: from every bond of sin. V. And by
the help of thy grace: may they be able to escape the
avenging judgement. And enjoy the bliss: of
everlasting light.

Like as the hart


EG: 2. Day of Burial, and for a Bishop.
desireth the water brooks: so longeth my soul after
thee, O God V. My soul is athirst for God, yea, even
for the living God: when shall I come to appear before
the presence of God. V. My tears have been my food
day and night: while all day long they say unto me,
Where is now thy God?

EG: 3. General. Out of the deep have I called unto thee,


O Lord: Lord hear by voice. V. O let thine ears
consider well the supplication of thy servant: if thou,
Lord, wilt be extreme to mark what is done amiss,
Lord, who may abide it? V. For to thee belongeth
mercy and compassion: and for thy Name’s sake have I
waited for thee, O God.
Or

BCP: Ps. 112. UNTO the upright there ariseth up light


in the darkness; / He is merciful, loving and righteous.
5 It is well with the man that is merciful and
lendeth, / and ordereth his affairs with justice.
6 For he shall never be moved: / and the righteous
shall be had in everlasting remembrance.
9 He will not be afraid of any evil tidings; / for his
heart standeth fast and believeth in the Lord.
THE SEQUENCE.
Dies irae.
On All Souls Day, the Sequence is said at the Principal Mass only;
and in Private Masses at the first only.

1. DAY of wrath! O day of mourning!


See fulfill'd the prophets' warning!
Heav'n and earth in ashes burning!

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2. Oh, what fear man's bosom rendeth
When from heav'n the Judge descendeth,
On whose sentence all dependeth!
3. Wondrous sound the trumpet flingeth,
Through earth's sepulchres it ringeth,
All before the Throne it bringeth.
4. Death is struck, and nature quaking,
All creation is awaking,
To its Judge an answer making.
5. Lo! the Book exactly worded,
Wherein all hath been recorded;
Thence shall judgement be awarded.
6. When the Judge his seat attaineth,
And each hidden deed arraigneth,
Nothing unavenged remaineth.
7. What shall I, frail man, be pleading,
Who for me be interceding,
When the just are mercy needing?
8. King of Majesty tremendous,
Who dost free salvation send us,
Fount of pity, then befriend us!
9. Think, good Jesu, my salvation
Caused thy wondrous Incarnation;
Leave me not to reprobation.
10. Faint and weary thou hast sought me,
On the Cross of suffering bought me;
Shall such grace be vainly brought me?
11. Righteous Judge! for sin's pollution
Grant thy gift of absolution,
Ere that day of retribution.
12. Guilty, now I pour my moaning,
All my shame with anguish owning;
Spare, O God, thy suppliant groaning.
13. Thou the sinful woman savedst;
Thou the dying thief forgavest;
And to me a hope vouchsafest.

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14. Worthless are my prayers and sighing,
Yet, good Lord, in grace complying,
Rescue me from fires undying.
15. With thy favoured sheep O place me,
Nor among the goats abase me,
But to thy right hand upraise me.
16. While the wicked are confounded,
Doomed to flames of woe unbounded,
Call me with thy Saints surrounded.
17. Low I kneel, with heart submission,
See, like ashes, my contrition;
Help me in my last condition.
18. Ah! that day of tears and mourning!
From the dust of earth returning
Man for judgement must prepare him;
Spare, O God, in mercy spare him!
19. Lord, all-pitying, Jesu blest,
Grant them thine eternal rest. Amen.
THE GOSPEL. St John 11. 21.

T HEN said Martha unto Jesus, Lord, if thou hadst


been here, my brother had not died. But I know,
that even now, whatsoever thou wilt ask of God, God
will give thee. Jesus saith unto her, Thy brother shall
rise again. Martha saith unto him, I know that he shall
rise again in the resurrection at the last day. Jesus said
unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life; he that
believeth in me, though he die, yet shall he live: and
whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die.
Believeth thou this? She saith unto him, Yea, Lord: I
have believed that thou art the Christ, the Son of God,
even he that cometh into the world.

OFFERTORY. 1. General. O Lord Jesu Christ, King of


Majesty, deliver the souls of all the faithful departed
from the hand of hell; and from the pit of destruction:
deliver them from the lion's mouth; that the grave
devour them not; that they go not down to the realms
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make speed to restore them to the brightness of glory:
which thou promisedst in ages past to Abraham, and
his seed. Sacrifice and prayer do we offer unto thee, O
Lord: do thou accept them for the souls departed, in
whose memory we make this oblation. And grant
them, Lord, to pass from death unto life: which thou
promisedst in ages past unto Abraham and his seed.

2. All Souls. O kind Creator, who hast recalled the first


man to eternal glory: O Good Shepherd, who on thy
loving shoulder hast brought again the lost sheep to
the sheep-fold: O just Judge, when thou shalt come for
judgment: deliver from death the souls of them whom
thou hast redeemed. Nor give to the beasts the souls
of them that confess thee: nor forsake them utterly
forever.
SECRET

O GOD, of whose merciful kindness there is no


end: favourably accept our prayers; and through
this Sacrament of our salvation, grant unto the souls of
the faithful departed, whom thou didst number among
them that confess thy name, the remission of all their
sins; through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord, who
liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy
Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.
[Note: At the Intercession, the Priest (or Deacon) says: Let us
remember before God those of our brethren who have departed
this life and are at rest, especially N. Let us pray for Christ's holy
Catholic Church....]
Preface of Easter, or the Faithful Departed.

COMMUNION. 1. All Souls, Day of Burial, Anniversaries. To


them in whose memory the Body of Christ is received:
grant, O Lord, rest everlasting. And may light
perpetual shine upon them. To them in whose memory
the Blood of Christ is received: grant, O Lord, rest
everlasting.

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2. General. May light eternal shine, O Lord, upon them:
for endless ages with thy blessed ones, for thou art
gracious. V. Rest eternal grant to them, O Lord: and
may light perpetual shine upon them. For endless ages
with thy blessed ones: for thou art gracious.
POSTCOMMUNION

G RANT, we beseech thee, almighty and merciful


God: that the souls of thy servants and
handmaidens, for whom we have now offered unto
thee this sacrifice of praise; may by the operation of
this Sacrament be cleansed from every stain of sin, and
by thy mercy attain the blessedness of light eternal;
through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord, who liveth and
reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost,
ever one God, world without end. Amen.

For the Absolution or Final Prayers, see pages R7 and R8.

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VARIOUS PRAYERS FOR THE DEAD
At the various Masses of the Dead all is said as above, but the
Collect, Secret, and Post-Communion Prayers are as set out below.

The Collect and the other prayers are sung recto tono: i.e., on one
note.

FOR A BISHOP
THE COLLECT.

O GOD, who didst cause thy servant N., for whom


we pray, to enjoy the office of Bishop after the
order of thine Apostles: grant unto him, we beseech
thee; finally to rejoice in the company of those thy
Saints in heaven whose ministry he did sometime
share on earth; through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord,
who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the
Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.
SECRET

R ECEIVE, O Lord, we beseech thee, this our


sacrifice for the soul of thy servant N ., that,
forasmuch as in this life thou didst give him the
dignity of Bishop; so thou wouldest bid him to be
joined in the company of the Saints in thy heavenly
kingdom; through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord, who
liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy
Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.
POSTCOMMUNION

G RANT, we beseech thee, O Lord: that the prayers,


which we have this day offered for the soul of thy
servant and Bishop N., may effectually obtain for him
the pardon of thy mercy: that as he hath ever put his
hope and confidence in thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord,
so he may attain to his perpetual fellowship in heaven;
through the same Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord, who
liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy
Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

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FOR A PRIEST
THE COLLECT.

O GOD, who didst cause thy servant N., for whom


we pray, to enjoy the office of Priest after the
order of thine Apostles: grant unto him, we beseech
thee; finally to rejoice in the company of those thy
Saints in heaven whose ministry he did sometime
share on earth; through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord,
who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the
Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.
SECRET

R ECEIVE, O Lord, we beseech thee, this our


sacrifice for the soul of thy servant N ., that,
forasmuch as in this life thou didst give him the
dignity of Priest; so thou wouldest bid him to be
joined in the company of the Saints in thy heavenly
kingdom; through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord, who
liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy
Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.
POSTCOMMUNION

G RANT, we beseech thee, O Lord: that the prayers,


which we have this day offered for the soul of thy
servant and Priest N ., may effectually obtain for him
the pardon of thy mercy; that as he hath ever put his
hope and confidence in thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord,
so he may attain to his perpetual fellowship in heaven;
through the same Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord, who
liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy
Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

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FOR A DEACON
THE COLLECT.

O GOD, who didst cause thy servant N., for whom


we pray, to enjoy the office of Deacon after the
order of thine Apostles: grant unto him, we beseech
thee; finally to rejoice in the company of those thy
Saints in heaven whose ministry he did sometime
share on earth; through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord,
who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the
Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.
SECRET

R ECEIVE, O Lord, we beseech thee, this our


sacrifice for the soul of thy servant N ., that,
forasmuch as in this life thou didst give him the
dignity of Deacon; so thou wouldest bid him to be
joined in the company of the Saints in thy heavenly
kingdom; through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord, who
liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy
Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.
POSTCOMMUNION

G RANT, we beseech thee, O Lord: that the prayers,


which we have this day offered for the soul of thy
servant and Deacon N., may effectually obtain for him
the pardon of thy mercy; that as he hath ever put his
hope and confidence in thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord,
so he may attain to his perpetual fellowship in heaven;
through the same Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord, who
liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy
Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

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FOR FATHER AND MOTHER
In these prayers the words We, Us, and Our may be said in place of
I, Me, and My. If for one parent only these prayers shall be said in
the singular number.

THE COLLECT.

O GOD, who didst command thy people, saying,


Honour thy father and thy mother: of thy loving-
kindness have mercy on the soul(s) of my father and
mother and forgive them all their sins; and I humbly
pray thee that thou wouldest grant unto me to behold
their faces in the glory of eternal felicity; through Jesus
Christ thy Son our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with
thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God,
world without end. Amen.
SECRET

A CCEPT, O Lord, I pray thee, the sacrifice which I


offer unto thee for the souls of thy servant(s) my
father and my mother: grant unto them to enjoy in the
land of the living everlasting blessedness; and unto me
that I may be joined unto them in the felicity of thy
chosen; through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord, who
liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy
Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.
POSTCOMMUNION

G RANT, O Lord, we pray thee: that this partaking


of thy heavenly Sacrament; may obtain for the
soul(s) of m y father and mother rest and light
perpetual, and that with them I may receive the crown
of thy everlasting grace; through Jesus Christ thy Son
our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the
unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without
end. Amen.

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FOR BRETHREN, KINSFOLK, AND
BENEFACTORS DEPARTED
THE COLLECT.

O GOD, who desirest not the death of a sinner but


rather that all mankind should be saved: we
beseech thee mercifully to grant; that the brethren,
kinsfolk, and benefactors of our congregation, who
have passed out of this world may by the intercession
of blessed Mary ever Virgin and of all thy Saints come
to enjoy with them everlasting blessedness; through
Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord, who liveth and reigneth
with thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one
God, world without end. Amen.
SECRET

O GOD, of whose merciful kindness there is no


end: favourably accept our prayers; and through
this Sacrament of our salvation, grant unto the souls of
our brethren, kinsfolk, and benefactors, whom thou
didst number among them that confess thy Name, the
remission of all their sins; through Jesus Christ thy Son
our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the
unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without
end. Amen.
POSTCOMMUNION

G RANT, we beseech thee, almighty and merciful


God: that the souls of our brethren, kinsfolk, and
benefactors, for whom we have now offered unto thee
this sacrifice of praise; may by the operation of this
Sacrament be cleansed from every stain of sin, and by
thy mercy attain the blessedness of eternal light;
through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord, who liveth and
reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost,
ever one God, world without end. Amen.

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FOR MANY PERSONS DEPARTED
THE COLLECT.

O GOD, whose nature and property is ever to have


mercy and to forgive: have compassion on the
souls of thy servants and handmaids; and grant unto
them the remission of all their sins, that, being
delivered from the bonds of this our mortal nature,
they may be found worthy to pass into everlasting life;
through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord, who liveth and
reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost,
ever one God, world without end. Amen.
SECRET

W E beseech thee, O Lord: that the souls of thy


servants and handmaids; may, by this holy
sacrifice, which thou hast ordained for the remission of
the sins of the whole world, effectually attain to
everlasting salvation; through Jesus Christ thy Son our
Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity
of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end.
Amen.
POSTCOMMUNION

O GOD, to whom alone it belongeth to heal the


souls of them that are departed from this life:
grant, we pray thee; that the souls of thy servants and
handmaids, being cleansed from the defilements of this
earthly life may receive a portion in the number of
thine elect; through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord,
who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the
Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

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FOR A CHILD
The following Mass is said for children who die before they come
to years of discretion; that is, normally, under eight years of age.
At a Mass for a child departed, the church bells should be rung
joyfully, not tolled as for adults.
The Priest (and Sacred Ministers) is vested in white, not black or
purple vestments. The Altar is vested in a white frontal; the coffin
covered with a white pall and a cross (and, if desired, a wreath of
natural sweet-smelling flowers laid thereon). The processional
cross is carried without its staff, symbolizing the shortness of the
little life, now ended, its pilgrimage being finished almost as soon
as begun, and that the little one was not called to bear its cross in
the world.

RECEPTION OF THE BODY


The Priest (and Sacred Ministers) vested in white, meets the body
at the church door. There he may recite the following Psalm:

Psalm 23.
Dominus regit me.

T HE LORD is my shepherd; / therefore can I lack


nothing.
He shall feed me in a green pasture, / and lead me
forth beside the waters of comfort.
He shall restore my soul, / and bring me forth in the
paths of righteousness, for his Name’s sake.
Yea, thou I walk through the valley of the shadow
of death, I will fear no evil; / for thou art with me; thy
rod and thy staff comfort me.
Thou shalt prepare a table before me in the presence
of them that trouble me; / thou hast anointed my head
with oil, and my cup shall be full.
Surely thy loving-kindness and mercy shall follow
me all the days of my life; / and I will dwell in the
house of the LORD for ever.
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, / and to the
Holy Ghost;
As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall
be, / world without end. Amen.

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The Psalm concluded, the body is sprinkled with holy water; and a
white pall is placed over the coffin, together with a cross (and, if
desired, a wreath of natural sweet-smelling flowers laid thereon).
Then the Priest (and Sacred Ministers with the Servers), going
before the body into the church, shall say or sing the Sentences
following:

I AM the resurrection and the life, saith the Lord: he


that believeth on me, though he were dead, yet shall
he live: and whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall
never die. John 11. 25, 26.
St.

H E shall feed His flock like a shepherd: He shall


gather the lambs with His arm, and carry them in
His bosom. Isaiah 40. 11.

B LESSED are they that mourn: for they shall be


comforted. St. Matthew 5. 4.

MASS OF THE ANGELS


INTROIT

EG 730. Benedicite Dominum. O praise the Lord, ye Angels


of His, ye that excel in strength: ye that fulfil His
commandment, and hearken unto the voice of His
words. Alleluia. Alleluia. Ps. 103. Praise the Lord, O my
soul : and all that is within me, praise His holy Name.
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the
Holy Ghost. As it was in the beginning, is now, and
ever shall be: world without end. Amen. O praise the
Lord, ye Angels of His, ye that excel in strength: ye
that fulfil His commandment, and hearken unto the
voice of His words.
Or

Or
O PRAISE the LORD, ye angels of
IG 105. Ps. 103. Ant.
His, ye that excel in strength, / ye that fulfil His
commandment, and hearken unto the voice of His
word.

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19 The LORD hath established His throne in heaven,
/ and His kingdom ruleth over all.
20 O praise the LORD , ye angels of His, ye that excel
RD

in strength, / ye that fulfil His commandment, and


hearken unto the voice of His word.
21 O praise the LORD , all ye His hosts, / ye servants
D

of His that do His pleasure.


22 O speak good of the LORD , all ye works of His,
D

in all places of His dominion: / praise thou the LORD , D

O my soul.
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, / and to the
Holy Ghost;
As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be,
/ world without end. Amen.
Ant. O PRAISE the LORD , ye angels of His, ye that
excel in strength, / ye that fulfil His commandment,
and hearken unto the voice of His word.
Gloria is said, or sung.

THE COLLECT.

O LORD Jesus Christ, who didst take little children


into thine arms and bless them: open thou our
eyes, we beseech thee; that we may perceive that thou
hast now taken this child into the arms of thy love,
and hast bestowed upon him (her) the blessings of thy
gracious favour; who livest and reignest with God the
Father, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God,
world without end. Amen.
THE LESSON. Revelation 21. 1.

I N THOSE DAYS: I [John] saw a new heaven and a


new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth
were passed away; and there was no more sea. And I
John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down
from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned
for her husband. And I heard a great voice out of
heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with
men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be
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be their God. And God shall wipe away all tears from
their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither
sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more
pain: for the former things are passed away. And he
that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all
things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these
words are true and faithful. And he said unto me, It is
done. I am Alpha and Omega, the Beginning and the
End. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain
of the water of life freely. He that overcometh shall
inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall
be my son.
GRADUAL

EG: O praise the Lord, ye Angels of his, ye that excel


in strength: ye that fulfil his commandment. V . O
praise the Lord, O my soul: and all that is within me
praise his holy Name. Alleluia. Alleluia. In the
presence of the Angels: will I praise thee, O Lord my
God. Alleluia.
Or

BCP: Ps. 148. O PRAISE the L ORD from the heavens: /


praise him in the heights.
2 Praise him, all ye angels of his: / praise him all his
host.
Alleluia. Alleluia. Praise him, sun and moon: / praise
him, all ye stars of light. Alleluia.
THE GOSPEL. St Matthew 18.

A T the same time came the disciples unto Jesus,


saying, Who is greatest in the kingdom of heaven?
And Jesus called a little child unto him, and set him in
the midst of them, and said, Verily I say unto you,
Except ye be converted, and become as little children,
ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.
Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little
child, the same is the greatest in the kingdom of
heaven. And whoso shall receive one such little child
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not one of these little ones; for I say unto you, that in
heaven their angels do always behold the face of my
Father which is in heaven.

OFFERTORY. An Angel stood by the altar of the


temple, having a golden censer in his hand: and there
was given unto him much incense, and the smoke of
the incense ascended up to God, alleluia.
SECRET

W E humbly beseech thee, O Lord: that the prayers


of thy holy Angels may assist us thy servants
who offer unto thee this Sacrifice of praise; that this
our offering may be acceptable in thy sight, and
profitable unto us for our salvation; through Jesus
Christ thy Son our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with
thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God,
world without end. Amen.

COMMUNION. O ye Angels of the Lord, bless ye the


Lord: sing ye praises, and magnify Him above all for
ever.
POSTCOMMUNION

O LORD, who hast vouchsafed to accept this frailty


of our service and hast fulfilled us with thy
heavenly benediction: mercifully grant; that the
succour of thy holy Angels and Archangels may
effectually avail for the assistance of us thy servants;
through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord, who liveth and
reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost,
ever one God, world without end. Amen.
FINAL PRAYERS

Here is sung Psalm 24 (Antiphon vv. 5 and 6 before and after the
Psalm), a Hymn or an Anthem.

Ant. He shall receive a blessing from the L ORD , / and


righteousness from the God of his salvation.
This is the generation of them that seek him; /
even of them that seek thy face, O God of Jacob.

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1 The earth is the LORD’s, and all that therein is; /
the compass of the world, and they that dwell therein.
2 For he hath founded it upon the seas, / and
established it upon the floods.
3 Who shall ascend into the hill of the LORD? / or
who shall stand in his holy place?
4 Even he that hath clean hands, and a pure
heart; / and that hath not lift up his mind unto vanity,
nor sworn to deceive his neighbour.
5 He shall receive a blessing from the LORD, / and
righteousness from the God of his salvation.
6 This is the generation of them that seek him; /
even of them that seek thy face, O God of Jacob.
7 Lift up your heads, O ye gates, and be ye lift
up, ye everlasting doors; / and the King of glory shall
come in.
8 Who is the King of Glory? / it is the LORD
strong and mighty, even the LORD mighty in battle.
9 Lift up your heads, O ye gates, and be ye lift
up, ye everlasting doors; / and the King of glory shall
come in.
10 Who is the King of glory? / even the L ORD of
hosts, he is the King of glory.
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, / and to the
Holy Ghost;
As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall
be, / world without end. Amen.
Ant. He shall receive a blessing from the L ORD , / and
righteousness from the God of his salvation.
This is the generation of them that seek him; /
even of them that seek thy face, O God of Jacob.

Then shall the Sacred Ministers and servers (except the thurifer
since incense is not used) arrange themselves as if for the
Absolution on page R7. The Psalm, Hymn or Anthem being ended
the Priest shall say:

V. The Lord be with you;


R. And with thy spirit.

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Let us pray.
Lord, have mercy upon us.
Christ, have mercy upon us.
Lord, have mercy upon us.

O UR Father who art in heaven, Hallowed be thy


Name, The 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
them that trespass against us; And lead us not into
temptation, But deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom, the power, and the
glory, For ever and ever. Amen.

V. Blessed are the pure in heart;


R. For they shall see God.
V. Blessed be the Name of the Lord;
R. Henceforth, world without end.
V. Lord, hear our prayer;
R. And let our cry come unto thee.

O HEAVENLY Father, whose face the angels of the


little ones do always behold in heaven: grant us
stedfastly to believe that this child hath been taken
into the safe keeping of thine eternal love; through
Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

O LORD Jesu Christ, who didst take little children


into thine arms and bless them: open thou our
eyes, we beseech thee, that we may perceive that thou
hast now taken this child into the arms of thy love,
and hast bestowed upon h i m the blessings of thy
gracious favour; who livest and reignest with the
Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, world without
end. Amen.

O GOD whose ways are hidden and thy works


most wonderful, who makest nothing in vain and
lovest all that thou hast made: comfort thou thy
servants, whose hearts are sore smitten and oppressed;

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and grant that they may so love and serve thee in this
life, that together with this thy child, they may in the
world to come obtain the fulness of thy promises;
through our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.

T HE LO R D bless you, and keep you. The LORD


make his face to shine upon you, and be gracious
unto you. The LORD life up his countenance upon
you, and give you peace, both now and evermore.
Amen.

On the way to the grave the Psalm 148 is said or sung with vv. 12
and 13 as the Antiphon before and after the Psalm. At the grave
the service continues on BCP p.607.

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