Holy Eucharist:  Rite II (2022)

The Word of God - The Collect of the Day - The Lessons - The Sermon - The Nicene Creed - The Prayers of the People - Confession of Sin - The Peace
The Holy Communion - The Great Thanksgiving - The Sanctus - The Eucharistic Prayer - The Lord's Prayer - The Breaking of the Bread - The Dismissal

The Word of God

A hymn, psalm, or anthem may be sung.
The people standing, the Celebrant says

Blessed be God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
PeopleAnd blessed be his kingdom, now and for ever.

In place of the above, from Easter Day through the Day of Pentecost

CelebrantAlleluia. Christ is risen.
PeopleThe Lord is risen indeed. Alleluia.

In Lent and on other penitential occasions

CelebrantBless the Lord who forgives all our sins;
PeopleHis mercy endures for ever.

The Celebrant may say

Almighty God, to you all hearts are open, all desires known,
and from you no secrets are hid: Cleanse the thoughts of our
hearts by the inspiration of your Holy Spirit, that we may
perfectly love you, and worthily magnify your holy Name;
through Christ our Lord. Amen.

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When appointed, the following hymn or some other song of praise is
sung or said, all standing

Glory to God in the highest,
and peace to his people on earth.

Lord God, heavenly King,
almighty God and Father,
we worship you, we give you thanks,
we praise you for your glory.

Lord Jesus Christ, only Son of the Father,
Lord God, Lamb of God,
you take away the sin of the world:
have mercy on us;
you are seated at the right hand of the Father:
receive our prayer.

For you alone are the Holy One,
you alone are the Lord,
you alone are the Most High,
Jesus Christ,
with the Holy Spirit,
in the glory of God the Father. Amen.

On other occasions the following is used

Lord, have mercy.Kyrie eleison.
Christ, have mercy.orChriste eleison.
Lord, have mercy.Kyrie eleison.

or this

Holy God,
Holy and Mighty,
Holy Immortal One,
Have mercy upon us.

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The Collect of the Day

The Celebrant says to the people

The Lord be with you.
PeopleAnd also with you.
CelebrantLet us pray.

The Celebrant says the Collect.


The Lessons

The people sit. One or two Lessons, as appointed, are read,
the Reader first saying

A Reading (Lesson) from.

A citation giving chapter and verse may be added.

After each Reading, the Reader may say

The Word of the Lord.
PeopleThanks be to God.

or the Reader may sayHere ends the Reading (Epistle).

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Silence may follow

A Psalm, hymn, or anthem may follow each Reading.

Then, all standing, the Deacon or a Priest reads the Gospel, first saying

The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ
according to.
PeopleGlory to you, Lord Christ.

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After the Gospel, the Reader says

The Gospel of the Lord.
PeoplePraise to you, Lord Christ.

The Sermon

On Sundays and other Major Feasts there follows, all standing

The Nicene Creed

We believe in one God,
the Father, the Almighty,
maker of heaven and earth,
of all that is, seen and unseen.

We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ,
the only Son of God,
eternally begotten of the Father,
God from God, Light from Light,
true God from true God,
begotten, not made,
of one Being with the Father.
Through him all things were made.
For us and for our salvation
he came down from heaven:
by the power of the Holy Spirit
he became incarnate from the Virgin Mary,
and was made man.
For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate;
he suffered death and was buried.
On the third day he rose again
in accordance with the Scriptures;
he ascended into heaven
and is seated at the right hand of the Father.

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He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead,
and his kingdom will have no end.

We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life,
who proceeds from the Father and the Son.
With the Father and the Son he is worshiped and glorified.
He has spoken through the Prophets.
We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church.
We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.
We look for the resurrection of the dead,
and the life of the world to come. Amen.

The Prayers of the People

Prayer is offered with intercession for

The Universal Church, its members, and its mission
The Nation and all in authority
The welfare of the world
The concerns of the local community
Those who suffer and those in any trouble
The departed (with commemoration of a saint when appropriate)

See the forms beginning on page 383.

If there is no celebration of the Communion, or if a priest is not available,
the service is concluded as directed on page 406.

Confession of Sin

A Confession of Sin is said here if it has not been said earlier. On
occasion, the Confession may be omitted.

One of the sentences from the Penitential Order on page 351 may besaid.

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The Deacon or Celebrant says

Let us confess our sins against God and our neighbor.

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Silence may be kept.

Minister and People

Most merciful God,
we confess that we have sinned against you
in thought, word, and deed,
by what we have done,
and by what we have left undone.
We have not loved you with our whole heart;
we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves.
We are truly sorry and we humbly repent.
For the sake of your Son Jesus Christ,
have mercy on us and forgive us;
that we may delight in your will,
and walk in your ways,
to the glory of your Name. Amen.

The Bishop, when present, or the Priest, stands and says

Almighty God have mercy on you, forgive you all your sins
through our Lord Jesus Christ, strengthen you in all
goodness, and by the power of the Holy Spirit keep you in
eternal life. Amen.

The Peace

All stand. The Celebrant says to the people

The peace of the Lord be always with you.
PeopleAnd also with you.

Then the Ministers and People may greet one another in the
name of the Lord.

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The Holy Communion

The Celebrant may begin the Offertory with one of the sentences on
page 376, or with some other sentence of Scripture.

During the Offertory, a hymn, psalm, or anthem may be sung.

Representatives of the congregation bring the people's offerings of bread
and wine, and money or other gifts, to the deacon or celebrant. The
people stand while the offerings are presented and placed on the Altar.

The Great Thanksgiving

Alternative forms will be found on page 367 and following.

Eucharistic Prayer A

The people remain standing. The Celebrant, whether bishop or priest,
faces them and sings or says

The Lord be with you.
PeopleAnd also with you.
CelebrantLift up your hearts.
PeopleWe lift them to the Lord.
CelebrantLet us give thanks to the Lord our God.
PeopleIt is right to give him thanks and praise.

Then, facing the Holy Table, the Celebrant proceeds

It is right, and a good and joyful thing, always and every-
where to give thanks to you, Father Almighty, Creator of
heaven and earth.

Here a Proper Preface is sung or said on all Sundays, and on other
occasions as appointed.

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Therefore we praise you, joining our voices with Angels and
Archangels and with all the company of heaven, who for ever
sing this hymn to proclaim the glory of your Name:

Celebrant and People

Holy, Holy, Holy Lord, God of power and might,
heaven and earth are full of your glory.
Hosanna in the highest.
Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.
Hosanna in the highest.

The people stand or kneel.

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Then the Celebrant continues

Holy and gracious Father: In your infinite love you made us
for yourself, and, when we had fallen into sin and become
subject to evil and death, you, in your mercy, sent Jesus
Christ, your only and eternal Son, to share our human
nature, to live and die as one of us, to reconcile us to you, the
God and Father of all.

He stretched out his arms upon the cross, and offered himself,
in obedience to your will, a perfect sacrifice for the whole

At the following words concerning the bread, the Celebrant is to hold it,
or to lay a hand upon it; and at the words concerning the cup, to hold or
place a hand upon the cup and any other vessel containing wine to be

On the night he was handed over to suffering and death, our
Lord Jesus Christ took bread; and when he had given thanks
to you, he broke it, and gave it to his disciples, and said, "Take,
eat: This is my Body, which is given for you. Do this for the
remembrance of me."

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After supper he took the cup of wine; and when he had given
thanks, he gave it to them, and said, "Drink this, all of you:
This is my Blood of the new Covenant, which is shed for you
and for many for the forgiveness of sins. Whenever you drink
it, do this for the remembrance of me."

Therefore we proclaim the mystery of faith:

Celebrant and People

Christ has died.
Christ is risen.
Christ will come again.

The Celebrant continues

We celebrate the memorial of our redemption, O Father, in
this sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving. Recalling his death,
resurrection, and ascension, we offer you these gifts.

Sanctify them by your Holy Spirit to be for your people the
Body and Blood of your Son, the holy food and drink of new
and unending life in him. Sanctify us also that we may faithfully
receive this holy Sacrament, and serve you in unity, constancy,
and peace; and at the last day bring us with all your saints
into the joy of your eternal kingdom.

All this we ask through your Son Jesus Christ: By him, and
with him, and in him, in the unity of the Holy Spirit all honor
and glory is yours, Almighty Father, now and for ever. AMEN.

And now, as our Savior
Christ has taught us,
we are bold to say,
As our Savior Christ
has taught us,
we now pray,

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People and Celebrant

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.
Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your Name,
your kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins
as we forgive those
who sin against us.
Save us from the time of trial,
and deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom, the power,
and the glory are yours,
now and for ever. Amen.

The Breaking of the Bread

[Alleluia.] Christ our Passover is sacrificed for us;
Therefore let us keep the feast. [Alleluia.]

In Lent, Alleluia is omitted, and may be omitted at other times except
during Easter Season.

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In place of, or in addition to, the preceding, some other suitable
anthem may be used.

Facing the people, the Celebrant says the following Invitation

The Gifts of God for the People of God.

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and may addTake them in remembrance that Christ died for
you, and feed on him in your hearts by faith,
with thanksgiving.

The ministers receive the Sacrament in both kinds, and then immediately
deliver it to the people.

The Bread and the Cup are given to the communicants with these words

The Body (Blood) of our Lord Jesus Christ keep you in
everlasting life. [Amen.]

or with these words

The Body of Christ, the bread of heaven. [Amen.]
The Blood of Christ, the cup of salvation. [Amen.]

During the ministration of Communion, hymns, psalms, or anthems may
be sung.

When necessary, the Celebrant consecrates additional bread and wine,
using the form on page 408.

After Communion, the Celebrant says

Let us pray.

Celebrant and People

Eternal God, heavenly Father,
you have graciously accepted us as living members
of your Son our Savior Jesus Christ,
and you have fed us with spiritual food
in the Sacrament of his Body and Blood.
Send us now into the world in peace,
and grant us strength and courage
to love and serve you
with gladness and singleness of heart;
through Christ our Lord. Amen.

or the following

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Almighty and everliving God,
we thank you for feeding us with the spiritual food
of the most precious Body and Blood
of your Son our Savior Jesus Christ;
and for assuring us in these holy mysteries
that we are living members of the Body of your Son,
and heirs of your eternal kingdom.
And now, Father, send us out
to do the work you have given us to do,
to love and serve you
as faithful witnesses of Christ our Lord.
To him, to you, and to the Holy Spirit,
be honor and glory, now and for ever. Amen.

The Bishop, when present, or the Priest, may bless the people.

The Deacon, or the Celebrant, dismisses them with these words

Let us go forth in the name of Christ.
PeopleThanks be to God.

or this

DeaconGo in peace to love and serve the Lord.
PeopleThanks be to God.

or this

DeaconLet us go forth into the world,
rejoicing in the power of the Spirit.
PeopleThanks be to God.

or this

DeaconLet us bless the Lord.
PeopleThanks be to God.

From the Easter Vigil through the Day of Pentecost"Alleluia, alleluia"
may be added to any of the dismissals.

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The People respondThanks be to God. Alleluia, Alleluia.

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What is rite II in the Episcopal Church? ›

“The Holy Eucharist: Rite Two” consisting of The Word of God and The Holy Communion. This is a traditional Episcopal service – a reverent and joyful celebration making use of Episcopal hymns and liturgical text.

What is the eucharistic rite? ›

Eucharist, also called Holy Communion or Lord's Supper, in Christianity, ritual commemoration of Jesus' Last Supper with his disciples. The Eucharist (from the Greek eucharistia for “thanksgiving”) is the central act of Christian worship and is practiced by most Christian churches in some form.

What are the 6 parts of the liturgy of the Eucharist? ›

The Service of the Eucharist includes the General intercessions, Preface, Sanctus and Eucharistic Prayer, elevation of the host and chalice and invitation to the Eucharist.

Who wrote the Prayer of Humble Access? ›

The Prayer of Humble Access was beautifully written by the Anglican reformer Thomas Cranmer. Cranmer had in mind many biblical themes when he wrote this prayer. First we see that of the Centurion's faith in Matthew 8:5-13. The Centurion came to Jesus and asked him to heal his servant lying at home paralyzed.

What do you pray after communion? ›

Send your Holy Spirit that, having with my mouth received the holy Sacrament, I may by faith obtain and eternally enjoy your divine grace, the forgiveness of sins, unity with Christ, and everlasting life; through Jesus Christ my Lord. Amen.

What are the rites of the Anglican Church? ›

Anglicans also accept the Nicene Creed and the Apostles' Creed as essential statements of their beliefs. There are only two sacraments, baptism and the Eucharist, but the Communion honours confirmation, ordination, marriage, reconciliation of the penitent, and unction of the sick as important religious rites.

What are the 4 parts of the Eucharistic Prayer? ›

The Eucharistic Prayer: Has its roots in Jewish table prayers and consists of six parts: The Preface; The Sanctus; The Epiclesis; Words of Institution/Consecration; The Mystery of Faith; and the Anamnesis, Offering, Intercessions, and Doxology.

What is the purpose of the Eucharist? ›

Significance of the Eucharist. The Eucharist has formed a central rite of Christian worship. All Christians would agree that it is a memorial action in which, by eating bread and drinking wine (or, for some Protestants, grape juice or water), the church recalls what Jesus Christ was, said, and did.

What are the two main part of the Holy Eucharist? ›

The elements of the Eucharist, bread (leavened or unleavened) and wine (or non-alcoholic grape juice), are consecrated on an altar or a communion table and consumed thereafter, usually on Sundays.

What are the 7 parts of the Liturgy of the Eucharist? ›

  • Liturgy of the Eucharist. The Liturgy of the Eucharist includes: ...
  • Eucharistic Prayer Including: 1) Preface. ...
  • First half of Eucharistic Prayer, including Consecration. ...
  • The Consecration. ...
  • Transubstantiation. ...
  • Mystery of Faith. ...
  • Memorial Acclamation.
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What are the 7 parts of Mass in order? ›

  • ENTRANCE SONG. To start the Mass off, the priest and the servers walk slowly to the altar, while everyone else stands. ...
  • GREETING. Remember how to cross yourself? ...
  • KYRIE. ...
  • GLORIA. ...

What are the steps of Eucharist? ›

Keep your hands folded together in prayer, lift up your head, open your mouth, stick out your tongue and let the priest place the Eucharist in your mouth, swallow the host, make the sign of the cross, fold your hands again in prayer, walk back to your seat and kneel in prayer.

How do you pray for humility? ›

A Christian Litany of Humility

meek and humble of heart, Hear me. From the desire of being esteemed, Deliver me, Jesus. From the desire of being loved, Deliver me, Jesus. From the desire of being extolled, Deliver me, Jesus.

Where in the Bible does it say I am not worthy to receive you? ›

In the Gospel of Matthew, chapter 8:5-13, we read of the Centurian asking Jesus to cure his serving boy who is sick at home. Jesus is ready to go to the Centurian's home upon hearing his request, but Centurian refuses Jesus' offer. “”Sir,” the centurion said in reply, “I am not worthy to have you under my roof.

Why do we say the Prayer of Humble Access? ›

The Prayer of Humble Access reminds us that it is God's righteousness that enables us to enter into this most holy moment of communion with the living God, not our own merits. Nor are we to forget that our redemption is bought at a price: it is our sins that have put the Lord of Life on the Cross.

Can a divorcee take Communion? ›

Divorced people are full members of the Church and are encouraged to participate in its activities. May a divorced Catholic receive Holy Communion? Yes. Divorced Catholics in good standing with the Church, who have not remarried or who have remarried following an annulment, may receive the sacraments.

What prayer do we say before the Eucharist? ›

Shortly before we are called to receive the Eucharist, we recite the following prayer, inspired by the words of the centurion in Matthew's Gospel: “Lord, I am not worthy that You should enter under my roof, but only say the word and my soul shall be healed.”

What do you say before you take Communion? ›

I love You above all things, and I desire to receive You into my soul. Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart.

How is Anglican different from Catholic? ›

While the Anglican and Catholic churches are more similar, they differ in various ways. For instance, the Catholic church embraces hierarchy in the church while the Anglican church does not. Also, Catholic priests do not marry while Anglicans do.

Do Anglicans give last rites? ›

The church rejects the term "last rites," as inaccurate because it is not reserved for terminally ill or mortally injured people, as it is in the Catholic Church and some Protestant denominations.

Whats the difference between Anglican and Catholic? ›

The main difference between Anglican and Catholic is that Anglican refers to the church of England whereas Catholic comes from the Greek word that means 'universal'. The first form of Christianity is the Catholic. It also claims to have kept the apostolic leadership unbroken since the time of St. Peter.

What do you say during the Eucharist? ›

People may receive the Body of Christ either on the tongue or in the hand. The priest or other minister offers the Eucharist to each person saying, "The Body of Christ." The person receiving responds by saying, "Amen," a Hebrew word meaning, "So be it" (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 2856).

What is the most important part of the Holy Eucharist? ›

Holy Communion is the most important of all the sacraments. It completes the Sacraments of Initiation. The bread and wine we receive at communion is the body and blood of Jesus. It becomes the bread and body of Jesus through Transubstantiation.

How many Eucharist prayers are there? ›

Today there are several Eucharistic prayers listed in the Roman Missal, but four are most commonly used. The others are for special purposes — Masses for reconciliation and for various needs.

Who wrote the Collect for Purity? ›

Thomas Cranmer, the author of the original English Prayer Book, translated the Collect of Purity from an 11th century prayer written in Latin. It is thought that this prayer was originally based on Psalm 51. The Collect of Purity has made it into almost every Anglican Prayer Book in the world.

How do you define liturgy? ›

The word Liturgy literally means work of the people, within the Catholic Church it is used to describe all the public acts of worship that take place, as it draws the people into the work of God.

What is the Collect for Purity in the Episcopal Church? ›

The Collect for Purity is the name traditionally given to the collect prayed near the beginning of the Eucharist in most Anglican rites. Its oldest known sources are Continental, where it appears in Latin in the 10th century Sacramentarium Fuldense Saeculi X.

What are the 3 elements of liturgy? ›

Elements of the Liturgy
  • Blessings. To bless God is to praise him; to bless people is to call down God's favor upon them; to bless a thing is to dedicate it to a holy purpose. ...
  • Directives. At various points in the services, the priest will direct the people with an exclamation: ...
  • Responses.

Is Mass and liturgy the same? ›

In the Roman Rite anyway, Liturgy refers to all the public acts of official worship of the Church, chiefly the Mass, but includes the rites of the sacraments and the Divine Office, so Mass is the proper term.

What is the opposite of liturgy? ›

Antonyms & Near Antonyms for liturgical. deconsecrated, desacralized, unconsecrated, unhallowed.


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