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The Liturgies of S. Mark, S. James, S. Clement, S. Chrysostom, S. Basil: Or According to the Use of the Churches of Alexandria, Jerusalem, Constantinople, and the Formula of the Apostolic Constitution

by John Mason Neale

Excerpt:

(3) This is a clear proof that this prayer was composed before the beginning of the great Tenth Persecution; during which it would have been differently worded, and after which, it would have been inappropriate. In fact there is no doubt that these three prayers are of the most remote antiquity; and this particular clause, with its singularly crabbed construction, may, not improbably, contain the original words of the Apostle.

of his days, may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty, (4) through the grace and mercies and benignity of Thine Only-Begotten Son: (aloud) through Whom and with Whom, be to Thee the glory and the might, in Thine all-holy and good and life-giving Spirit, now and ever, and to ages of ages.

People. Amen.

Priest. Peace be with all.

People. And with thy spirit.

Deacon. Pray for the Pope and the Bishop. (5)

People. Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy, Lord, have mercy.

Priest. Master, Lord, and God, the Almighty,(6) the Father of our Lord and God and Saviour Jesus Christ, we beseech and supplicate Thee, O Lover of men, O good God, preserving our most holy and blessed Pontiff, the Pope N., and the most sacred Bishop N., preserve them to us peacefully many years, executing the holy Archpriesthood entrusted by Thee to them according to Thy holy and blessed word, rightly dividing the word of truth, with all orthodox Bishops, Priests, Deacons, Sub-deacons, Readers, Singers, and laymen, with the whole fulness of Thy holy and only Catholic Church, granting to them

(4) Notice the coincidence of these expressions, with those in the First Epistle to Timothy; and remember that it is quite as likely that the Apostle was quoting from the Liturgy, as the Liturgy from the Apostle.

( 6) By the Pope is of course meant the Patriarch of Alexandria, Pope being his specific title, as Patriarch was that of the Metropolitan ofAntioch, and Archbishop that of him of Constantinople. Probably the original bidding prayer wa3 simply,—Pray for the Bishop.

(c) I take the epithet by itself, as more in accordance with the structure of the commencement of the second prayer.

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peace and health and salvation. And their prayers which they make for us, and we for them, receive, O Lord, into Thy holy and heavenly and reasonable altar. And every enemy of Thy holy Church subdue speedily under their feet, through the grace and mercies and benignity of Thine Only-Begotten Son: (aloud) through Whom and with Whom, be to Thee the glory and the might, in Thine all-holy and good and life-giving Spirit, now and ever, and to ages of ages. - People. Amen.

Priest. Peace be with all.

People. And with thy spirit.

Deacon. Stand for prayer.

People. Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy. •

The Priest subjoins the Prayer of the Entrance, (J) and for the Incense:

Master, Lord, and our God, Thou Who didst elect the twelve-lighted lamp of the twelve Apostles, and didst send them into the whole world, to preach and to teach the Gospel of Thy kingdom, and to heal every sickness and every infirmity in the people; and didst breathe into their faces, and didst say to them,. Receive the Holy Ghost, the Comforter: whose sins ye remit, they are remitted unto them; whose sins ye retain, they are retained; thus do Thou also upon us Thy servants that stand around in the Entrance of our holy ministry * * * * with the Bishops, Priests,


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