Daily Archives: June 21, 2022

Eucharistic Prayer: Nobis Quoque

Nobis Quoque Striking his breast with his right hand, the priest says, “To us, also, your servants, who, though sinners,” and then with hands extended, “hope in your abundant mercies, graciously grant some share and fellowship with your holy Apostles … Continue reading

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Eucharistic Prayer: Memento for the Dead

Intercessions or Memento for the Dead The saints in heaven and the souls in purgatory are still attached to us as members of the Church.  The Mass is an earthly and visible expression of the great heavenly banquet and the … Continue reading

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Eucharistic Prayer: Supra Quae & Supplices

Supra Quae “Be pleased to look upon these offerings with a serene and kindly countenance, and to accept them, as once you were pleased to accept the gifts of your servant Abel the just, the sacrifice of Abraham, our father … Continue reading

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Mass for Aloysius Gonzaga

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Eucharistic Prayer: Remembrance Acclamation & Prayer

Memorial Acclamation The acclamation, “The mystery of faith,” traditionally hangs detached and many liturgists have argued about what to make of it.  The reformed liturgy deliberately makes it an introduction to three acclamations of which one is chosen for recitation … Continue reading

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Eucharistic Prayer: Consecration

The Words of Institution & Consecration Note that the words of consecration in Eucharistic Prayers I-IV are exactly the same: TAKE THIS, ALL OF YOU, AND EAT OF IT: FOR THIS IS MY BODY WHICH WILL BE GIVEN UP FOR … Continue reading

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Eucharistic Prayer: Invocation of the Holy Spirit

Quam Oblationem or Epiclesis “Be pleased, O God, we pray, to bless, acknowledge, and approve this offering in every respect; make it spiritual and acceptable, so that it may become for us the Body and Blood of your most beloved … Continue reading

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Eucharistic Prayer: Hanc Igitur

Hanc Igitur “Therefore, Lord, we pray: graciously accept this oblation of our service, that of your whole family; order our days in your peace, and command that we be delivered from eternal damnation and counted among the flock of those … Continue reading

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Eucharistic Prayer: Intercession of the Saints

Intercession of the Saints or Communicantes “In communion with those whose memory we venerate, especially the glorious ever-Virgin Mary, Mother of our God and Lord, Jesus Christ, and blessed Joseph, her Spouse, your blessed Apostles and Martyrs, Peter and Paul, … Continue reading

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