The Divine Liturgy of Saint John Chrysostom

orthodox liturgy

Priest: Blessed is the kingdom of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, now and forever and to the ages of ages.
People: Amen.

THE GREAT LITANY
Priest: In peace let us pray to the Lord.
People: Lord, have mercy.
Priest: For the peace of God and the salvation of our souls, let us pray to the Lord.
People: Lord, have mercy.
Priest: For peace in the whole world, for the stability of the holy churches of God, and for the unity of all, let us pray to the Lord.
People: Lord, have mercy.
Priest: For this holy house and for those who enter it with faith, reverence, and the fear of God, let us pray to the Lord.
People: Lord, have mercy.
Priest: For our Archbishop (Name), the honorable presbyters, the deacons in the service of christ, and all the clergy and laity, let us pray to the Lord.
People: Lord, have mercy.
Priest: For our country, the president, and all those in public service, let us pray to the Lord.
People: Lord, have mercy.
Priest: For this parish and city, for every city and town, and for the faithful who live in them, let us pray to the Lord.
People: Lord, have mercy.
Priest:
For favorable weather, an abundance
of the fruits of the earth, and temperate
seasons, let us pray to the Lord.
People:
Lord, have m
ercy.
Priest:
For travelers by land, sea, and air, for
the sick, the suffering, the captives, and for
their salvation, let us pray to the Lord.
People:
Lord, have mercy.
Priest:
For our deliverance from all affliction,
wrath, danger, and distress, let us p
ray to the
Lord.
People:
Lord, have mercy.
Priest:
Help us, save us, have mercy upon
us, and protect us, O God, by Your grace.
People:
Lord, have mercy.
Priest:
Remembering our most holy, pure,
blessed, and glorious Lady, the Theotokos
and ever virgin
Mary, with all the saints, let
us commit ourselves and one another and our
whole life to Christ our God.
People:
To You, O Lord.
Priest (in a low voice):
Lord, our God,
whose power is beyond compare, and glory is
beyond understanding; whose mercy is
bound
less, and love for us is ineffable: look
upon us and upon this holy house in Your
compassion. Grant to us and to those who
pray with us Your abundant mercy.
Priest:
For to You belong all glory, honor,
and worship to the Father and the Son and
the Holy Spir
it, now and forever and to the
ages of ages.
People:
Amen.
THE FIRST ANTIPHON
(The designated verses from the Psalms are
sung with the hymn:)
People:
By the intercessions of the
Theotokos, Savior, save us (
3
).
Priest:
In peace let us again pray to the
Lord
.
People:
Lord, have mercy.
Priest:
Help us, save us, have mercy upon
us, and protect us, O God, by Your grace.
People:
Lord, have mercy.
Priest:
Remembering our most holy, pure,
blessed, and glorious Lady, the Theotokos
and ever virgin
Mary, with all the saints, let
us commit ourselves and one another, and
our whole life to Christ our God.
People:
To You, O Lord.
Priest (in a low voice):
Lord our God, save
Your people and bless Your inheritance;
protect the whole body of Your Church;
sa
nctify those who love the beauty of Your
house; glorify them in return by Your divine
power; and do not forsake us who hope in
You.
Priest:
For Yours is the dominion, the
kingdom, the power, and the glory of the
Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, now
and forever and to the ages of ages.
People:
Amen.
THE SECOND ANTIPHON
(The designated verses from the Psalms are
sung with the hymn:)
People:
Save us, O Son of God, (who rose
from the dead),
[1]
to You we sing: Alleluia
(
3
).
Glory to the Father and the Son and the Holy
Spirit, now and forever and to the ages of
ages. Amen.
Only begotten Son and Word of God, although
immortal You humbled Yourself for our
salvation, taki
ng flesh from the holy
Theotokos and ever virgin Mary and, without
change, becoming man. Christ, our God, You
were crucified but conquered death by death.
You are one of the Holy Trinity, glorified with
the Father and the Holy Spirit

save us.
Priest:
In
peace let us again pray to the
Lord.
People:
Lord, have mercy.
Priest:
Help us, save us, have mercy upon
us, and protect us, O God, by Your grace.
People:
Lord, have mercy.
Priest:
Remembering our most holy, pure,
blessed, and glorious Lady, the Theotokos
and ever virgin Mary, with all the saints, let
us commit ourselves and one another, and
our whole life to Christ our God.
People:
To You, O Lord.
Priest (in a low voice):
Lord, You have
given us grace to offer these common prayers
with one heart. You have
promised to grant
the requests of two or three gathered in Your
name. Fulfill now the petitions of Your
servants for our benefit, giving us the
knowledge of Your truth in this world, and
granting us eternal life in the world to come.
Priest:
For You
are a good and loving God,
and to You we give glory, to the Father and
the Son and the Holy Spirit, now and forever
and to the ages of ages.
People:
Amen.
THE THIRD ANTIPHON
(The designated verses of the Psalms are
sung with the Apolytikion.)
THE SMALL EN
TRANCE
(While the Apolytikion is sung, the priest
carrying the holy Gospel Book comes in
procession before the Beautiful Gate of the
ikonostasis offering in a low voice the
following prayer:)
Master and Lord our God, You have
established in heaven the orde
rs and hosts of
angels and archangels to minister to Your
glory. Grant that the holy angels may enter
with us that together we may serve and
glorify Your goodness. For to You belong all
glory, honor, and worship to the Father and
the Son and the Holy Spiri
t, now and forever
and to the ages of ages. Amen.
The priest blesses the entrance saying in a
low voice:)
Blessed is the entrance of Your
saints always, now and forever and to the
ages of ages. Amen.
(He then raises the Holy Gospel Book and
says:)
Priest:
Wisdom. Let us be attentive.
People:
Come, let us worship and bow before
Christ. Save us, O Son of God (who rose from
the dead),
[2]
to You we sing: Alleluia.
(The pri
est enters the sanctuary. The
Apolytikion is repeated and the Troparion of
the church and the Kontakion of the day are
sung.)
THE TRISAGION HYMN
Priest:
Let us pray to the Lord.
People:
Lord, have mercy.
Priest (in a low voice):
Holy God, You dwell
among Y
our saints. You are praised by the
Seraphim with the thrice holy hymn and
glorified by the Cherubim and worshiped by
all the heavenly powers. You have brought all
things out of nothing into being. You have
created man and woman in Your image and
likeness a
nd adorned them with all the gifts of
Your grace. You give wisdom and
understanding to the supplicant and do not
overlook the sinner but have established
repentance as the way of salvation. You have
enabled us, Your lowly and unworthy
servants, to stand at
this hour before the
glory of Your holy altar and to offer to You
due worship and praise. Master, accept the
thrice holy hymn also from the lips of us
sinners and visit us in Your goodness. Forgive
our voluntary and involuntary transgressions,
sanctify ou
r souls and bodies, and grant that
we may worship and serve You in holiness all
the days of our lives, by the intercessions of
the holy Theotokos and of all the saints who
have pleased You throughout the ages.
Priest:
For You are holy, our God, and to You
we give glory, to the Father and the Son and
the Holy Spirit, now and forever . . . * and to
the ages of ages.
People:
Amen. Holy God, Holy Mighty, Holy
Immortal, have mercy on us (
3
).
Glory to the Father and the Son and the Holy
Spirit, now and forever
and to the ages of
ages.
Amen. Holy Immortal, have mercy on us.
Priest:
Again, fervently.
(The priest, turning towards the Prothesis,
says in a low voice:)
Blessed is He who comes
in the name of the Lord. Blessed are You on
the throne of glory of Your king
dom, seated
upon the Cherubim always, now and forever
and to the ages of ages. Amen.
People:
Holy God, Holy Mighty, Holy
Immortal, have mercy on us.
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