Thursday, January 19, 2006

Second Antiphon


I have already changed my mind, and decided to just put the Liturgy in order, but I will put a (+) after each reference to the Holy Trinity, as that is when we make the sign of the cross. Keep in mind that the entire Liturgy is sung, with no instruments. Just voices, and often in spontaneous harmonies.

Before the second Antiphon there is a short Litany of petitions, repeating part of the previous petition.

(priest or deacon)Again and again, in peace let us pray to the Lord.

(congregation)Lord have mercy.


(p)Preserve, help, save, and have mercy on us, O God, by Thy grace.

(c)Lord have mercy.


(p)Commemorating our most holy, pure, blessed and Glorious Lady, the Mother of God and ever Virgin Mary, together with all the Saints, let us commend ourselves and each other, and our entire lives, to Christ our God.

(c)To Thee, O Lord.


(p)(Quietly)O Lord our God, save Thy people and bless Thine inheritance; protect in peace the fullness of the church; sanctify those who love the beauty of Thy house; glorify them by Thy divine power, and forsake not us who place our trust in Thee.

(aloud) For Thine is the majesty, and Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit,(+) now, and always, and forever and ever.

(c)Amen.

Then comes the Second Antiphon, also called the Hymn of the Incarnation by Emperor Justinian.

Now, and always, and forever and ever. Amen.
O only begotten Son and Word of God, Thou Who are immortal, yet didst condescend for the sake of our salvation to become incarnate of the holy Mother of God and ever Virgin Mary, without change becoming man, and being crucified O Christ our God, with death didst Thou conquesr death, Thou who art one of the Holy Trinity, glorified together with the Father and the Holy Spirit(+), save us.

This is followed by another short petition

(priest or deacon)Again and again, in peace let us pray to the Lord.

(congregation)Lord have mercy.


(p)Preserve, help, save, and have mercy on us, O God, by Thy grace.

(c)Lord have mercy.


(p)Commemorating our most holy, pure, blessed and Glorious Lady, the Mother of God and ever Virgin Mary, together with all the Saints, let us commend ourselves and each other, and our entire lives, to Christ our God.

(c)To Thee, O Lord.


(p)(Quietly)O Lord our God, save Thy people and bless Thine inheritance; protect in peace the fullness of the church; sanctify those who love the beauty of Thy house; glorify them by Thy divine power, and forsake not us who place our trust in Thee.

(aloud) For Thine is the majesty, and Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit,(+) now, and always, and forever and ever.

(c)Amen.

5 Comments:

Anonymous Hector said...

Is this a special liturgy or what you have on a weekly basis?

January 19, 2006  
Blogger Mary Poppins NOT said...

This is a liturgy we have on a DAILY basis! It isn't always sung, but if enough singers are there, and Father has time, we sing it during the week as well. Thanks for following this series, Hector!

January 19, 2006  
Blogger Hector said...

Lovely!

January 20, 2006  
Blogger Ayekah said...

beautiful post MPN......and I tagged you for the friday meme.

January 20, 2006  
Blogger Possum Pearl said...

Very pretty! *Smile*

January 21, 2006  

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