Anglican Western Rite

Liturgy of St. Tikhon

P. In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of
the Holy Spirit.
R. Amen

The Introit
• The appointed psalm verse is said or sung. The priest, standing at the
altar, says the opening devotions.

ALMIGHTY God unto whom all hearts are open, all
desires known, and from whom no secrets are hid;
Cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of
Thy Holy Spirit, that we may perfectly love Thee, and
worthily magnify Thy Holy Name; through Christ, our
Lord. Amen.

Hear what our Lord Jesus Christ saith:
Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and
with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first
and great commandment. And the second is like unto it;
Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. On these two
commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets.

• Then shall be said or sung:
The Kyrie
Lord, have mercy upon us. (Kyrie, eleison)
Lord, have mercy upon us. (Kyrie, eleison)
Lord, have mercy upon us. (Kyrie, eleison)
Christ, have mercy upon us. (Christe, eleison)
Christ, have mercy upon us. (Christe, eleison)
Christ, have mercy upon us. (Christe, eleison)
Lord, have mercy upon us. (Kyrie, eleison)
Lord, have mercy upon us. (Kyrie, eleison)
Lord, have mercy upon us. (Kyrie, eleison)

The Gloria In Excelsis
P. Glory be to God on high,
R. And on earth peace, good will towards men. We
praise Thee, we bless Thee, we worship Thee, we glorify
Thee, we give thanks to Thee for Thy great glory, O Lord
God, heavenly King, God the Father Almighty.
O Lord, the Only-begotten Son, Jesus Christ; O Lord God,
Lamb of God, Son of the Father, that takest away the sins
of the world, have mercy upon us. Thou that takest away
the sins of the world, receive our prayer. Thou that sittest
at the right hand of God the Father, have mercy upon us.
For Thou only art holy; Thou only art the Lord; Thou
only, O (Jesus) Christ, with the Holy Ghost, art most high
in the (+) glory of God the Father. Amen.

• The Gloria is omitted during Advent and Lent, and at Nuptial and
Requiem Masses.

P. The Lord be with you.
R. And with thy spirit.
P. Let us pray.

The Collects
• Then the priest shall read the appropriate Collects for the day, at the end
of which is said
. . . world without end. R. Amen.

The Epistle
• Then the Epistle appointed for the day is read or sung, concluding with
R. Thanks be to God.

The Gradual
• The priest prays to worthily proclaim the Gospel, incense is set, and the
Book of the Gospels censed after the salutation.

P. The Lord be with you.
R. And with thy spirit.

P. The continuation (beginning) of the Holy Gospel
according to (Name).
• The people, standing, sign themselves on the forehead, lips and breast.
R. Glory be to Thee, O Lord.
• The Gospel is then read or sung, concluding with
R. Praise be to Thee, O Christ.

• Here, the Sermon may be delivered and announcements made. But note
that the sermon may be delivered at another place, at the discretion of the

The Nicene Creed
BELIEVE in one God, the Father Almighty, Maker of
heaven and earth, and of all things visible and invisible;
And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son
of God; begotten of His Father before all worlds; God of
God; Light of Light; Very God of Very God; begotten, not
made; being of one substance with the Father; by whom
all things were made. Who, for us men and for our salvation,
came down from heaven (kneel), and was incarnate by
the Holy Ghost of the Virgin Mary, and was made man;
(rise) And was crucified also for us under Pontius Pilate,
He suffered and was buried; and the third day He rose
again, according to the Scriptures; And ascended into
heaven, and sitteth on the right hand of the Father; And
He shall come again with glory to judge both the quick
and the dead; Whose kingdom shall have no end.

And I believe in the Holy Ghost, the Lord, and Giver of
Life, who proceedeth from the Father; who, with the
Father and the Son together is worshipped and glorified;
who spake by the Prophets; And I believe One Holy
Catholic and Apostolic Church. I acknowledge one
Baptism for the remission of sins. And I look for the
Resurrection of the dead, (+) and the Life of the world to
come. Amen.

• The creed is said on all Sundays and Greater Feasts, but is omitted at
Nuptial and Requiem Masses.

The Offertory
P. The Lord be with you.
R. And with thy spirit.
P. Let us pray.

• The appropriate verse is said or sung. A Hymn may be sung while the
priest prepares the offering of bread and wine with the appropriate
prayers. At Solemn Mass, incense is set, and the offering, altar, celebrant,
and people are censed. This done, the priest turns to the people and bids
them to share in the offering.

P. Pray brethren, that this my sacrifice and yours
may be acceptable to God the Father Almighty.
R. May the Lord receive this sacrifice at thy hands, to
the praise and glory of His Name, both to our
benefit, and that of all His holy Church.

The Memorials
Let us pray for the whole state of Christ’s Church.

ALMIGHTY and everliving God, who by Thy holy
Apostle hast taught us to make prayers, and supplications,
and to give thanks for all men, we humbly beseech
Thee most mercifully to accept (these) our oblations, and
to receive these our prayers, which we offer unto Thy

Divine Majesty, beseeching Thee to inspire continually
the Universal Church with the spirit of truth, unity, and
concord. And grant that all those who do confess Thy
holy Name may agree in the truth of Thy holy Word, and
live in unity and godly love.

We beseech Thee also, so to direct and dispose the hearts
of all Christian Rulers, that they may truly and impartially
administer justice, to the punishment of wickedness
and vice, and to the maintenance of Thy true religion and
Give grace, O heavenly Father, to all Bishops and other
Ministers, especially (Name), our Patriarch, (Name), our
Metropolitan, and to the Holy Synod of Antioch, that they
may, both by their life and doctrine, set forth Thy true and
lively Word, and rightly and duly administer Thy holy

And to all Thy People give Thy heavenly grace; and especially
to this congregation here present; that, with meek
heart and due reverence, they may hear, and receive Thy
holy Word, truly serving Thee in holiness and righteousness
all the days of their life.

And we most humbly beseech Thee, of Thy goodness, O
Lord, to comfort and succour all those who, in this transitory
life, are in trouble, sorrow, need, sickness, or any
other adversity.

• The priest may here commemorate specific names.
And we also bless (+) Thy Holy Name for all Thy servants,
departed this life in Thy faith and fear; beseeching Thee to
grant them continual growth in Thy love and service. And
give us grace so to follow the good examples of blessed
Mary and all Thy Saints, that, through their intercessions,

we with them may be partakers of Thy heavenly kingdom.
Grant this, O Father, for Jesus Christ’s sake, our only
Mediator and Advocate. Amen.
• Here may be said the following communion devotions. But note, that they
may be omitted, or said immediately before communion, at the discretion
of the priest.

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