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This Worshipform was written by Hl. Johannes Chrysostomos, the Landoverseer of Micklegarth, in the 5th hundredyear. It is the foremost worshipform of the Eastern Church of Right-praise (Eastern Orthodox Church), as well as the Byzantine-Romish Churches. The text set forth below follows the use of the Antiockish Landovershire of North Americksland.

Heed: The wording set forth below has not been given leave by any Church, and should not be put forth for any sake but selfly reading.

The Worshipform of the NewswaylingsEdit

Priester: Blessed is the kingdom of the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost; always, now and forever, world without end.

Folk: Amen.

The Great BiddingmentEdit

Priester: In frith, let us bid the Lord.

Folk: (To each bid) Lord, have mildse.

For frith from above, and for the ferrowrede of our souls: let us bid the Lord.

For the frith of the whole world, for the steadiness of the holy Churches of God, and for the oneness of all men: let us bid the Lord.

For this holy House, and for those with lief, awe, and fear of God come herein: let us bid the Lord.

For our father and Landoverseer (or Townoverseer) (Name), our father and Overseer (Name), the worshipful Priesterhood, the Thanehood in Christ, for all the churchmen and the folk: let us bid the Lord.

For our Foresitter, for all folksitters, and for our harrmen everywhere: let us bid the Lord.

That He will help them and give them sigory over every fiend and foe: let us bid the Lord.

For this town, and for every town and land, and for the steadfast who dwell therein: let us bid the Lord.

For healthful seasons, for fulsomeness of the wasthom of the earth, and for frithsome times: let us bid the Lord.

For wayfarers, seafarers, and windfarers; for the sick and the thrawing; for heftlings and their ferrowrede: let us bid the Lord.

For our befreement from all worry, wrath, freech, and needfulness: let us bid the Lord.

Help us, hain us, have mildse on us, and keep us, O God, by Thy will.

Mindful our all-holy, spotless, most-blessed and wolderful Lady, the Mother of God and Ever-maiden Maria, with all the Holies: let us belay ourselves and each other, and all our life unto Christ our God.

To Thee, O Lord.

(Hushed) O Lord our God, whose might is beyond alikenment, whose wolderment is unfathomable, whose mildse is unending, and whose love toward mankind is unspeakable: do Thou Thyself, O our Head, in Thy kindly rue look down upon us and this holy house, and give us and those who bid Thee with us Thy rich wolder and rue.

(Aloud) For unto Thee we owe all mearth, awe, and worship: to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost: always, now and forever, world without end.

Amen.

The First AnswersongEdit

Folk: By the formiddling of the Mother of God: O Healand, hain us.

Are to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost.

By the formiddling of the Mother of God: O Healand, hain us.

Always, now and forever, world without end. Amen.

By the formiddling of the Mother of God: O Healand, hain us.

The Little BiddingmentEdit

Priester: Again and again, in frith, let us bid the Lord.

Folk: Lord, have mildse.

Help us, hain us, have mildse on us, and keep us, O God, by Thy will.

Lord, have mildse.

Mindful our all-holy, spotless, most-blessed and wolderful Lady, the Mother of God and Ever-maiden Maria, with all the Holies: let us belay ourselves and each other, and all our life unto Christ our God.

To Thee, O Lord.

(Hushed) O Lord our God, hain Thy people and bless Thine erve: uphold the fulness of Thy Church, hallow those who love the comeliness of Thy House: do Thou bemearth them in meed by Thy godly might, and forsake us not who put our trust in Thee.

(Aloud) For Thine is the lordship, and thine is the kingdom and the might and the wolder: of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: always, now and forever, world without end.

Amen.

The Twithe AnswersongEdit

Folk: O Son of God, who art risen from the dead, hain us who sing unto Thee: Alleluia. (Twice)

Are to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost.

O Son of God, who art risen from the dead, hain us who sing unto Thee: Alleluia.

Always, now and forever, world without end. Amen.

O Only-begotten Son and Word of God, who art everlasting, yet didst belittle Thyself for our ferrowrede and was infleshed of the Mother of God and Ever-maiden Maria; and shiftlessly was made man; and wast roodfastened also, O Christ our God, and trampled down Death by death; who art one of the Holy Threeness, enwoldered together with the Father and the Holy Ghost: hain us!

The Little BiddingmentEdit

Priester: Again and again, in frith, let us bid the Lord.

Folk: Lord, have mildse.

Help us, hain us, have mildse on us, and keep us, O God, by Thy will.

Lord, have mildse.

Mindful our all-holy, spotless, most-blessed and wolderful Lady, the Mother of God and Ever-maiden Maria, with all the Holies: let us belay ourselves and each other, and all our life unto Christ our God.

To Thee, O Lord.

(Hushed) O Thou Who hast now willed us with one mind to make our shared biddings unto Thee; and dost forspeak that when two or three are gathered together in Thy Name Thou wilt fulfill their askings: Fulfill now, O Lord, the needs and longings of Thy bondsmen as may be best for them, bestowing upon us in this world the knowledge of Thy truth, and in the world to come, life everlasting.

(Aloud) For Thou art a good God and lovest mankind, and unto Thee we give wolder: to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost: always, now and forever, world without end.

Amen.

The Third AnswersongEdit

¶ The loavesong of the day is sung. On Sundays, it is the Gainrising loavesong for the week's song-tone. On weekdays and great bemarked days, other songs are sung.

The Little IncomingEdit

Priester: (Hushed) O Elder, Lord our God, who has set in heaven ranks of ghosts and high-ghosts for the besteadment of Thine are: make that with our incoming there may be an incoming of holy ghosts besteading with us and bewoldering Thy goodness: for unto Thee we owe all mearth, awe, and worship: to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost: always, now and forever, world without end. Amen.

¶ The Priester blesses the Incoming, hushedly saying:

(Hushed) Blessed is the Incoming of Thy Holies: always, now and forever, world without end. Amen.

¶ The Priester kisses the Goodspell Book and raises it aloft with both hands, saying loudly:

(Aloud) Wisdom! Take heed!

¶ The Priester goes into the Holystead through the Kingly Doors and puts the Goodspell Book upon the glowstead. Meanwhile the Loavesong of the Little Incoming is sung:

Folk: Come, let us worship and fall down before Christ. O Son of God, Who art risen from the dead, hain us who sing unto Thee: Alleluia.

The Daily LoavesongsEdit

¶ The loavesongs of the day are sung. Meanwhile the Priester hushedly says:

Priester: (Hushed) O holy God, who lavenest in Thy Holy Stead; who art besonged by the Burning-ghosts with thrice-holy shout, and bewoldered by the Mighty-ghosts, and worshipped by every heavenly Mighty; Who out of nothing hast brought all things into being; Who hast made man after Thine own builth and likeness and has bedecked him with thine every gift; Who givest to him that askest wisdom and understanding; Who loathest not the sinner, but has set atonement unto ferrowrede; Who hast come down unto us, Thy lowly and unworthy bondsmen, even in this stound to stand before the are of Thy holy Glowstead and to put forth the worship and mearth which are due unto Thee: Thyself, O Elder, underfang even from the mouth of us sinners the Thrice-holy Song, and and beseech us in Thy goodness. Forgive us every misdeed both freewilling and unfreewilling; hallow our souls and bodies; and give us to stead Thee in holiness all the days of our life: through the formiddling of the holy Mother of God and of all the Holies who from the beginning of the world have been well-quemely unto Thee.

(Aloud) Let us bid the Lord.

Folk: Lord, have mildse.

For holy art Thou, O our God, and unto Thee we give praise: to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost: always, now and forever, world without end.

Amen.

The Thrice-Holy SongEdit

Folk: Holy God, Holy Mighty, Holy Everlasting: have mildse on us. (Thrice)

Are to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost: always, now and forever, world without end. Amen.

Holy Everlasting: have mildse on us.

Priester: With strength!

Holy God, Holy Mighty, Holy Everlasting: have mildse on us.

¶ The Priester also says the Thrice-holy; then bows toward the Readying-table and hushedly makes the following bid:

(Hushedly) Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord.

¶ Then afore the Highstead he hushedly says:

(Hushedly) Blessed art Thou on the seat of the are of Thy kingdom, who sittest upon the Mighty-ghosts: always, now and forever, world without end. Amen.

The ErrandwritEdit

Priest: (Aloud) Let us take heed!

¶ The Reader sings the Prokimenon of the Errandwrit.

Wisdom!

¶ The Reader bodes the Errandwrit to be read.

Let us take heed!

¶ The Reader reads the Errandwrit of the day. When he has ended, the Priester says to the Reader:

Frith be to thee that readest.

Folk: Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

The GoodspellEdit

Priester: (Hushedly) Onlighten our hearts, O Elder who lovest mankind, with the sheer light of thy hallowed knowledge, and open the eyes of our mind to the understanding of Thy Goodspell teachings; set in us also the fear of Thy blessed bodewords, that trampling down all longings of the flesh, we may set out for a athomly lund of living, both thinking and doing such things as are well-quemely unto Thee: for Thou art the onlightening of our souls and bodies, O Christ our God, and unto Thee we give praise: together with Thy Father Who is from everlasting, and Thine all-holy, good, and life-giving Ghost: now and forever, world without end. Amen.

(Aloud) Wisdom! Take heed! Let us hear the Holy Goodspell. Frith be to all.

Folk: And to thy ghost.

The reading is from the Holy Godspel by Holy (Name).

Are to Thee, O Lord. Are to Thee.

¶ The Priester sings the day’s Godspel.

Are to Thee, O Lord. Are to Thee.

The SweetlingEdit

¶ The Priester sweetles the day’s readings.

The Worshipform of the SteadfastEdit

¶ In olden times, there was said a Biddingment for the Newswaylings here. Then the Newswaylings and unbelievers were sent forth and the doors were locked. This is no longer done in our times.

¶ The Priester makes the Roodform over the Witherboard with the Goodspell Book, and lays it before the Glowstead tilding; he unfolds the Witherboard, makes the Roodform over it with the swab, and says:

Priester: Help us, hain us, have mildse on us, and keep us, O God, by Thy will. Wisdom!

(Hushedly) Again and oftentimes we fall down before Thee and beseech Thee, O Good Lord Who lovest mankind, that looking down upon our bidding Thou wilt cleanse our souls and bodies from all befouling of flesh or ghost; and make us to stand guiltless and without fordoom before Thy holy Glowstead. Give also, O God, to those who bid Thee with us growth in life and lief and ghostly understanding. Let them always guiltlessly bestead Thee with fear and love, and to share without fordoom of Thy Holy Wonders, and to be reckoned worthy of Thy heavenly Kingdom:

(Aloud) That bewarded always by Thy might we may give are unto Thee: to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost: always, now and forever, world without end.

Folk: Amen.

The Song of the Mighty-ghostsEdit

Folk: We who wonderously fortread the Mighty-ghosts, and sing to the life-giving Threeness the thrice-holy song, let us now lay aside all earthly cares…

¶ Meanwhile the Priester makes ready the Great Incoming, hushedly saying the following:

Priester: (Hushedly) No one who is bound with the cravings and lusts of the flesh is worthy to draw nigh to bestead Thee, O King of Glory: for to bestead Thee is a great and frightful thing even to the Heavenly Mighties. Nevertheless, through Thine unspeakable and boundless love toward mankind Thou didst become man, yet shiftlessly and unfrothered, and as Lord of all didst take the name of our High Priester, and didst give unto us the holystead of this unbloody agiving. For Thou alone, O Lord our God, overseest those in heaven and on earth; who art borne on the seat of the Mighty-ghosts; who art Lord of the Burning-ghosts and King of Israel, who alone art holy and lavest in Thy Holy Stead.

Wherefore I beseech Thee Who alone art good and art ready to listen: Look down upon me, a sinner, and Thy worthless bondsman, and cleanse my soul and my heart and the eyes of my heart, marred by evil; and by the might of Thy Holy Ghost cannen me, who am forwaded with the holy Priesterhood, to stand before this Thy Holy Stead, and do forth the hallowed Wonder of Thy holy and flawless Body and dearworth Blood. For I draw near unto Thee, and bowing my neck I beg Thee: turn not Thy nebb from me, neither cast me out from among Thy thaners; but allow that these gifts may be agiven Thee by me, Thy sinful and unworthy bondsman: for Thou Thyself are He That gives and is given, That ontakes and is bedealt, O Christ our God: and unto Thee we give praise: together with Thy Father Who is from everlasting, and Thine all-holy, good, and life-giving Ghost: now and forever, world without end. Amen.

¶ The Priester now says the Cherubsong, berooks the Glowstead, the ikons, and the folk, saying Psalm 50 (51) as he goes. He makes three low bows before the Glowstead, kisses the Witherboard and the Glowstead, wends and bows to the folk, and goes to the Readying-table; he berooks the holy Gifts, bows, and says:

(Hushedly) O God, be arefull unto me a sinner, and have milde upon me.

¶ Then he takes up the Loft and lays it upon his shoulders, saying:

(Hushedly) Lift up your hands to the holy Steads, and bless ye the Lord.

The Great IncomingEdit

¶ The Priester takes up the flatbowl in his left hand, and the holy Kelk in his right hand, and following the Rood, the Kurs, and the rookbearers, goes forth around the Church, saying aloud:

Priester: (Aloud) The Lord God be mindful of us all in his kingdom, always: now and forever, world without end.

Folk: (to each bid) Amen.

Our father and Landoverseer (or Townoverseer) (Name) and our father and Overseer (Name): the Lord God be mindful of them in his kingdom, always: now and forever, world without end.

Our Foresitter, and all folksitters, and our harrmen everywhere: the Lord God be mindful of them in his kingdom, always: now and forever, world without end.

The thaner(s) of God of true worship, that they may have mildse, life, frith, ferrowrede and frover and forgiveness of sins: N. (NN.): the Lord God be mindful of them in his kingdom, always: now and forever, world without end.

The thaner(s) of God of true worship witten this life in the hope of gainrising and life everlasting: N. (NN.): the Lord God be mindful of them in his kingdom, always: now and forever, world without end.

¶ The folk fullcome the Song of the Mighty-ghosts:

…that we may onfang the King of all, Who comes unseen, upborne by the Heavenly Host. Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

¶ Meanwhile the Priester goes in to the Holystead. He puts the holy Gifts upon the Glowstead, hushedly saying:

(Hushedly) The ethel Josef, when he had taken down Thy spotless body from the tree, wrapped it in good linen and wort, and sorrowing, laid it in a new grave.

In the Grave with the body, but in the Netherworld with the Soul, as God; in Godstow with the Thief, and on the Kingseat with the Father and Holy Ghost wast Thou, O Christ, filling all things, Thyself unfettered.

As giving life, as more thrimful than Godstow, and more throughbright than any king’s room, O Christ, is shown forth Thy grave, the wellspring of our gainrising.

¶ The Priester berooks the holy Gifts thrice, hushedly saying the last bit of Psalm 50 (51):

(Hushedly) Then shall they blote young bullocks upon Thy glowstead.

The Biddingment of the ReadymakingEdit

Priester: (Aloud) Let us fullcome our bid unto the Lord.

Folk: (to each bid) Lord, have mildse.

For the dearworth Gifts now set forth: let us bid the Lord.

For this holy House, and for those with lief, awe, and fear of God come herein: let us bid the Lord.

For our befreement from all worry, wrath, freech, and needfulness: let us bid the Lord.

Help us, hain us, have mildse on us, and keep us, O God, by Thy will.

That the whole day may be flawless, holy, frithful, and sinless: let us bid the Lord.

(to each bid) Afford this, O Lord.

A keeper-ghost of frith, a steadfast thew, a steward of our souls and bodies: let us bid the Lord

The loosing and forgiveness of our sins and misdeeds: let us bid the Lord.

All things good and worthy for our souls and frith for the world: let us bid the Lord.

That we may live out our days in frith and atoneness: let us bid the Lord.

A Christly ending to our life, smartless, guiltless, frithful; and a good weir before the dread Ordeil Seat of Christ: let us bid the Lord.

Mindful our all-holy, spotless, most-blessed and wolderful Lady, the Mother of God and Ever-maiden Maria, with all the Holies: let us belay ourselves and each other, and all our life unto Christ our God.

To Thee, O Lord.

(Hushed) O Lord God Almighty, Who alone art holy: Who dost ontake the bloot of mearth from those who call upon Thee with their whole heart: Ontake also the bid of us sinners, and bear it to Thy holy Glowstead, and cannen us to bequeath unto Thee gifts and fearthlike bloots for our sins and the duilds of the folk; And make us worthy to find mearth in Thy sight, that our bloot may be welcome unto Thee; and that the good poost of Thy mearth may laven upon us and upon these Gifts here agiven, and upon all these folk:

(Aloud) Through the ruths of Thine Only-begotten Son, with Whom Thou art blessed, together with Thine all-holy and good and life-giving Ghost: always, now and forever, world without end.

Amen.

Frith be to all.

And to thy ghost.

Let us love one another, that with one will we may say forth:

Father, Son, and Holy Ghost: the Threeness, one in pith and unsundered.

¶ The Priester makes three low bows before the Glowstead, kisses the shroud overspreading the holy Gifts, and hushedly says thrice:

(Hushedly) I will love Thee, O Lord, my strength: the Lord is my fast groundstone, my haven, and my ferrowrede.

(Aloud) The doors! The doors! In wisdom, let us take heed.

The SameloreEdit

All: I believe in one God, the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, and of all things seen and unseen:

And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God, the Only-begotten, Begotten of the Father before all worlds, God of God, Light of Light, True God of True God, Begotten, not made; of one pith with the Father, by Whom all things were made:

Who for us men and for our wholeness came down from heaven and was onlfleshed of the Holy Ghost and the Maiden Maria, and was made man;

And was roodfastened also for us under Pontius Pilatus, and thrawed and was buried;

And the third day He rose again, nigh the Holiwrits;

And went up into heaven, and sitteth at the right hand of the Father;

And He shall come again with wolder to doom 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 forthfares from the Father, Who with the Father and the Son together is worshipped and bewoldered, Who spake by the soothsayers;

And I believe in One Holy Alsome and Sendlingish Church.

I acknowledge one Forwashing for the forgiveness of sins.

I look for the Gainrising of the dead,

And the Life of the world to come. Amen.

The Agiving-upEdit

Priester: Let us stand aright, let us stand with fear, let us take heed, that we may agive the Holy Bloot in frith.

Folk: A mildse of frith, a bloot of mearth.

The givefulness of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God the Father, and the fellowship of the Holy Ghost, be with you all.

And with thy ghost.

Let us lift up our hearts.

We lift them up unto the Lord.

Let us give thanks to the Lord.

It is meet and right to worship Father, Son, and Holy Ghost: the Threeness one in pith and and unsundered.

¶ The Priester turns toward the Glowstead and hushedly bids:

(Hushed) It is meet and right to besong Thee, to bless Thee, to mearthen Thee, to give thanks unto Thee, and to worship Thee in every stead of thy kingdom: for Thou art God: unspeakable, unthinkable, unseeable, unfathomable, everlasting and forever the same, Thou and Thine Only-begotten Son and Thy Holy Ghost. Thou it was who didst bring us from non-being into being, and when we had fallen away didst raise us up again, and didst not stop from doing all things until Thou hadst brought us back to heaven, and hadst bequeathed us with Thy kingdom which is to come. For all these things we give thanks unto Thee, and to Thine Only-begotten Son, and Thy Holy Ghost; for all things of which we know, and of which we know not, and for all the boons bestowed upon us, both sweetle and unseen. And we give thanks unto Thee also for this holystead which Thou dost come down to take at our hands, even though there stand beside Thee thousands of High-ghosts and ten thousands of Ghosts, the Mighty-ghosts and the Burning-ghosts, six-winged, many-eyed, flying aloft, upborne on their wings,

(Aloud) Singing the siggorsong, shouting, boding, and saying:

Holy, Holy, Holy Lord of Hosts! Heaven and earth are full of Thy wolder! Hosanna in the highest! Blessed is He That cometh in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest!

(Hushedly) With these blessed Mighties we also, O Master, who lovest mankind, cry aloud and say: Holy art Thou and all-holy, and thrimful is Thy wolder: Who hast so loved Thy world as to give Thine Only-begotten Son, and all who believe in Him should not forfare, but have everlasting life; Who when He had come and had fulfilled all these things for us, in the night in which He was betrayed—or rather, gave Himself up for the life of the world—took bread in His holy and unmarred and guiltless hands; and when He had given thanks and blessed it, and hallowed it and broken it, he gave it to His holy Loreknights and Apostels, saying:

(Aloud) Take, eat: this is My Body which is broken for you, for the forgiveness of sins.

Amen.

(Hushedly) Likewise, after supper, He took the cup, saying:

(Aloud) Drink ye all of this: this is my Blood of the New Bond, which is shed for you and for many, for the forgiveness of sins.

Amen.

(Hushedly) Therefore mindful of this saving bodeword and all those things which have come to pass for us: the Rood, the Grave, the Gainrising on the third day, the Upgoing into heaven, the Sitting at the right hand, and the second and mearthful Coming:

¶ The Priester takes up the Flatbowl and the Kelk, and lifts them over the Witherboard; he makes the Roodform with them over the Witherboard as he lowers them, saying:

(Aloud) Thine own of Thine own we offer unto Thee, in behalf of all, and for all.

We bemearth Thee, we bless Thee, we give thanks unto Thee, O Lord, and we bid Thee, O our God.

¶ Meanwhile the Priester makes a low bow before the Glowstead and goes on with the Bidding of Behallowing.

(Hushedly) Again we bequeath unto Thee this rightwise and unbloody work, and beseech Thee and bid Thee and beg Thee: send down Thy Holy Ghost upon us and upon these Gifts here spread forth:

¶ The Priester betokens the Holy Bread with the the Roodform, saying:

(Hushedly) And make this bread the dearworth Body of Thy Christ; Amen.

¶ The Priester betokens the Kelk with the the Roodform, saying:

(Hushedly) And that which is in this stoup, the dearworth Blood of Thy Christ; Amen.

¶ The Priester makes the Roodform over both the holy Gifts, saying:

(Hushedly) Ashifting them by Thy Holy Ghost; Amen, Amen, Amen.

The FormiddlingsEdit

¶ The Priester goes on, hushedly saying:

Priester: (Hushedly) That to those who shall partake thereof they may be unto cleansing of soul, unto the forgiveness of sins, unto the commonment of Thy Holy Ghost, unto the fulfillment of the kingdom of Heaven, unto boldness toward Thee, and not unto deeming nor unto fordeeming.

And again we bequeath unto thee this shedwise work for all those believers who have gone before us to their rest: Forefathers, Godsayers, Apostels, Sweetlers, Sendlings, Witnesses, Bearers, Forgoers, and every righteous soul made flawless in belief:

(Aloud) Most of all, our all-holy, spotless, most-blessed and wolderful Lady, the Mother of God and Ever-maiden Maria.

Folk: It is truly meet to bless thee, O Mother of God, who art ever-blessed and all-baneless, and the birthgiver of our God. More oreworth than the Mighty-ghosts, and more mearthful beyond aliken than the Burning-ghosts, thou who unblemishedly barest God the Word, and art truly the Mother of God: we forgreaten thee.

¶ Meanwhile the Priester goes on, hushedly saying:

(Hushedly) And for the holy Godsayer, Forerunner, and Fulwighter Johannes; the holy, wolderful, and lofeable Apostels; Holies NN., who we bemark; and all thy Holies, at whose biddings look down upon us, O God. And be mindful of all those who have fallen asleep before us in the hope of Gainrising unto life everlasting; (most of all N., NN.), and give them rest, O our God, where the light of Thy face shines upon them.

And again we beseech Thee, be mindful, O Lord, of every Overseer of true worship, who rightly weigh the word of Thy truth; of all the Priesterhood, the Diakonhood in Christ, and of every Priesterly and monkly rank.

And again we bequeath unto thee this shedwise work, for the whole world, for the holy alsome and Apostelish Church, for those who live unblemished and holy lives, for all Folksitters, and our Harrmen everywhere; give them, O Lord, frithful times, that we, in their sootheness, may lead a lithesome and frithful life in all godliness and holiness.

(Aloud) Among the first be mindful, O Lord, of our father and Landoverseer (N.), our father and Overseer (N.), whom do Thou give unto Thy holy Churches in frith, shelter, mearth, health, and of days, and rightly weighing the word of Thy truth.

And of all mankind.

(Hushedly) Be mindful, O Lord, of this town in which we dwell, and of every town and upland, and of those who in belief dwell therein. Be mindful, O Lord, of seafarers, wayfarers, and windfarers; of the sick, the thrawing, heftlings, and their ferrowrede. Be mindful, O Lord, of those who bear wastom and do good works in Thy holy Churches, and who mind the needy; and upon us all send forth Thy mildsies:

(Aloud) And afford us with one mouth and one heart to bemearth and worship Thine arefull and awesome name: of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: now and ever, world without end.

Amen.

¶ The Priester, turning towards the folk, blesses them, saying:

And the mildsies of our great God and Healand Jesus Christ be with you all.

And with thy ghost.

The Biddingment Before the LordsbidEdit

Priester: (Aloud) Mindful of all the Holies, again and again, in frith let us bid the Lord.

Folk: (to each bid) Lord, have mildse.

For the dearworth Gifts which have been given up and hallowed: let us bid the Lord.

That our God, Who loveth mankind, would onfang them upon his holy, heavenly, and frithy Glowstead for a ferthful sweetsmell, will send down upon us in gainfare his holy est and the gift of the Holy Ghost: let us bid the Lord.

For our befreement from all worry, wrath, freech, and needfulness: let us bid the Lord.

Help us, hain us, have mildse on us, and keep us, O God, by Thy will.

That the whole day may be flawless, holy, frithful, and sinless: let us bid the Lord.

(to each bid) Afford this, O Lord.

A keeper-ghost of frith, a steadfast thew, a steward of our souls and bodies: let us bid the Lord

The loosing and forgiveness of our sins and misdeeds: let us bid the Lord.

All things good and worthy for our souls and frith for the world: let us bid the Lord.

That we may live out our days in frith and atonement: let us bid the Lord.

A Christian ending to our life, smartless, guiltless, frithful; and a good weir before the dread Ordeil Seat of Christ: let us bid the Lord.

Asking for the oneness of the Church and the commonment of the Holy Ghost: let us belay ourselves and each other, and all our life unto Christ our God.

To Thee, O Lord.

(Hushed) Unto Thee we belay our whole life and our hope, O our Head Who lovest mankind; and we beseech Thee, and bid Thee, and beg Thee: make us worthy to partake of the heavenly and aweful Wonders of this hallowed and ferthful Glowstead, with a clean heart: unto forgiveness of sins and misdeeds, unto commonment of the Holy Ghost, unto boldness towards Thee, not unto ordeal nor unto fordeemment.

(Aloud) And vouchsafe, O Lord, that with boldness and without fordeemment we may dare to call upon Thee, the heavenly God, as Father, and to say:

The LordsbidEdit

All: 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 sins, as we forgive those who sin against us; and lead us not into costenment, but ferry us from evil.

Priester: For Thine is the kingdom, and the might, and the wolder: of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: now and forever, world without end.

Folk: Amen.

Frith be to all.

And to thy ghost.

Let us bow our heads unto the Lord.

To Thee, O Lord.

(Hushedly) We give thanks unto Thee, O King unseen, Who by Thine unmeten might hast made all things, and in the manifold of Thy mildse hast brought all things from nothing into being. Do Thou Thyself, O Master, look down from heaven upon those who have bowed their heads unto Thee; for they have not bowed down unto flesh and blood, but to Thee, the awesome God. Therefore, O Master, do Thou Thyself share these gifts here spread forth, unto all of us for our good, after the need of each: fare with those who wayfare, seafare, and windfare; heal the sick, Thou Who art the healer of our souls and bodies:

(Aloud) Through the kindness and ruth and love toward mankind of Thine Only-begotten Son, with Whom Thou art blessed, together with Thine all-holy, and good, and life-giving Ghost: now and forever, world without end.

Amen.

The UpraisingEdit

Priester: (Hushedly) Look down, O Lord Jesus Christ our God, from Thy holy dwelling-place, and from the seat of the wolder of Thy kingdom; and come to hallow us, O Thou Who sittest on high with the Father, and art present here with us unseen; and vouchsafe by Thy mighty hand to set unto us Thy spotless Body and dearworth Blood, and through us unto all the folk.

¶ The Priester makes three low bows before the Glowstead, hushedly saying:

(Hushedly) O God, be estful unto me, a sinner, and have mildse upon me.

¶ Then the Priester takes up the holy Bread in both hands, raises it above the Flatbowl, saying aloud:

(Aloud) Let us take heed! The Holy Things are for the holy.

¶ As he lowers the holy Bread, he makes with it the Roodform, above the Flatbowl. Meanwhile the folk sing the following song:

Folk: One is Holy, One is Lord: Jesus Christ, to the wolder of God the Father. Amen.

The CommonmentEdit

¶ The Commonment Song of the day is sung. On most Sundays:

Folk: Bemearth ye the Lord from the heavens: bemearth Him in the Highest. Alleluia.

¶ The Priester carefully breaks the holy Bread into four parts with blessed awe, hushedly saying:

Priester: (Hushedly) Sundered and bedealt is the the Lamb of God, Who is sundered, yet still one; Who is ever eaten, yet never fordone, but hallows those who partake thereof.

¶ The Priester dights the pieces on the rim of the Flatbowl in the form of a rood. Then he takes the part IC and makes with it the Roodform over the Kelk, and places it in, hushedly saying:

(Hushedly) The fulness of the Stoup of the Lief, of the Holy Ghost.

¶ Then the Priester takes the hot water from the Helper and blesses it, hushedly saying:

(Hushedly) Blessed is the fire of Thy Holies, always: now and ever, world without end. Amen.

¶ The Priester pours a good lot of hot water into the Kelk roodwise, hushedly saying:

(Hushedly) The fire of lief, full of the Holy Ghost. Amen.

¶ Then the Priester says these biddings of readying for the Holy Commonment:

I believe, O Lord, and I say forth that Thou art truly the Christ, the Son of the living God, Who didst come into the world to save sinners, of whom I am first. And I believe that this is truly Thine own unblemished Body, and that this is truly Thine own dearworth Blood. Wherefore I bid Thee, have mildse upon me and forgive my misdeeds both willing and unwilling, of word and of deed, knowing and unknowing; and make me worthy to partake without fordeemment of Thine unblemished Wonders, unto forgiveness of my sins and unto life eternal. Amen.

Of Thy Hallowed Supper, O Son of God, ontake me today as a commonmenter: for I will not speak of Thy Wonders to Thy foes, neither will I give Thee a kiss as did Judas; but like the thief will I say Thee forth: Bear me in mind, O Lord, in Thy Kingdom.

Not unto ordeal nor unto fordeemment be my partaking of Thy Holy Wonders, O Lord, but unto healing of soul and body.

¶ Then the Priester makes a low bow before the Glowstead and hushedly says:

(Hushedly) Lo, I draw near unto Christ, our everlasting King and our God.

¶ The Priester partakes of the mote of the holy Bread XC, hushedly saying:

(Hushedly) The dearworth and all-holy Body of our Lord and God and Healand Jesus Christ is becommoned unto me, the unworthy Priester N., unto forgiveness of my sins and unto life everlasting.

¶ The Priester takes up the Kelk with its shroud and drinks from it, hushedly saying:

(Hushedly) The dearworth and all-holy Blood of our Lord and God and Healand Jesus Christ is becommoned unto me, the unworthy Priester N., unto forgiveness of my sins and unto life everlasting.

¶ The Priester wipes his lips and the Kelk with the shroud, kisses the Kelk and hushedly says:

(Hushedly) Lo, this hath touched my lips, and shall take away my darkness, and cleanse me of my sins.

¶ The Priester cuts the motes NI and KA of the holy Bread and puts them in the Kelk for the Commonment of the people. He turns and raises the Kelk before the people, saying aloud:

With fear of God, and lief and love, draw near.

Blessed is he that cometh in the Name of the Lord; The Lord is God and hath shown himself unto us.

¶ Then the people who wish to becommon draw near. The Priester becommons those who come forth, saying to each person:

The servant (handmaiden) of God N. partakes of the dearworth and all-holy Body and Blood of our Lord and God and Healand Jesus Christ, unto forgiveness of sins and unto life everlasting.

¶ Meanwhile the singers sing:

Onfang the Body of Christ; taste the wellspring of undeath. Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.

Of Thy Hallowed Supper, O Son of God, ontake me today as a commonmenter: for I will not speak of Thy Wonders to Thy foes, neither will I give Thee a kiss as did Judas; but like the thief will I say Thee forth: Bear me in mind, O Lord, in Thy Kingdom.

¶ When all have becommoned, the Priester covers the Kelk with the shroud and blesses the people with it, saying aloud:

O God, save Thy people and bless Thine erve.

We have beheld the true light, we have taken on the heavenly Ghost; we have found the true lief, worshipping the unsundered Three-onehood: for He hath saved us.

¶ Meanwhile the Priester wipes the lingering motes on the Flatbowl into the Kelk, hushedly saying:

(Hushedly) Wash away, O Lord, the sins of all those here called to mind, by Thy dearworth Blood: by the bidding of Thy Holies.

¶ Then the Priester covers the Kelk and berooks it thrice, hushedly saying:

(Hushedly) Be Thou highly praised, O God, above the heavens, and Thy wolder above all the earth. Blessed is our God.

¶ The Priester takes the Kelk in his right hand and the Flatbowl in his left. Turning to the People, he lifts both slowly, with the Kelk above the Flatbowl, saying aloud:

Always: now and forever, world without end.

Amen. Let our mouths be filled with Thy praise, O Lord, that we may sing of Thy wolder: for Thou hast let us becommon of Thy holy, heavenly, everlasting and life-giving Wonders. Settle us in thy Behallowment, that all the day long we may smigh upon Thy rightwiseness. Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.

¶ Meanwhile the Priester places the Kelk and Flatbowl upon the Readying-table, and returns to the Glowstead and folds up the Witherboard.

The Biddingment of ThanksgivingEdit

Priester: Take heed! Having partaken of the holy, heavenly, everlasting, life-giving and aweful Wonders of Christ, let us worthily give thanks unto the Lord.

Folk: (To each bid) Lord, have mildse.

Help us, hain us, have mildse on us, and keep us, O God, by Thy will.

Asking that the whole day may be flawless, holy, frithful, and sinless, let us entrust ourselves and each other, and all our life unto Christ our God.

To Thee, O Lord.

(Hushed) We give thanks unto Thee, O Lord who lovest mankind, kind healer of our souls and bodies, for that Thou hast granted this day to feed us with Thy heavenly and everlasting Wonders. Make straight our path; settle us all in Thine awe; guard our life; make firm our steps: through the bidding and foremiddling of the glorious Mother of God and ever-maiden Maria and of all Thy Holies:

¶ And making the Roodform over the Godspel Book, the Priester says:

(Aloud) For Thou art our behallowment, and unto Thee we give wolder: to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost: always, now and forever, world without end.

Amen.

Let us go forth in peace.

In the Name of the Lord.

Let us bid the Lord.

Lord, have mildse.

¶ The Priester comes out of the Kingly Doors and stands before the ikon of Christ, and bids aloud:

The Bid Behind the AmbonEdit

Priester: O Lord, Who blessest those who bless Thee, and behallows those who put their trust in Thee: save Thy people and bless Thine erve; keep those who love the comeliness of Thy House; bewolder them in return by Thy holy power, and forsake us not who hope on Thee. Give frith to Thy world, to Thy Churches, to the Priesters, to all folksitters, to our harrmen, and to all Thy people: for every good and flawless gift is from above, and cometh down from Thee, the Father of Lights, and unto Thee we give wolder, thanksgiving, and worship: to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost: always, now and forever, world without end.

¶ A different Ambon bid may be called for on certain days.

Folk: Amen. Blessed be the Name of the Lord, henceforth and forevermore. (Thrice.)

¶ The Priester goes into the Holystead through the Kingly Doors and goes to the Readying-table, there hushedly saying the following prayer:

(Hushed) O Christ our God, Who art Thyself the fulfillment of the law and the Godsayers, Who didst wholly fulfil the will of the Father: fill our hearts with joy and gladness: always, now and forever, world without end. Amen.

¶ The Priester returns to the Glowstead and says aloud:

(Aloud) Let us bid the Lord.

Lord, have mildse.

¶ The Priester turns and blesses the people, saying:

The blessing of the Lord and His mildse come upon you through His kindness and love towards mankind: always, now and forever, world without end.

Amen.

The Sending-forthEdit

Priester: Wolder to Thee, O Christ our God and our hope, wolder to Thee.

Folk: Wolder to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost: now and forever, world without end. Amen. Lord, have mildse; Lord, have mildse; Lord, have mildse. Father, bless.

May (He who rose again from the dead,) Christ our true God, through the foremiddling of His all-spotless and all-guiltless holy Mother; by the might of the dearworth and life-giving Rood; by the lewing of the arefull Bodiless Mighties of heaven; at the bidding of the arefull, wolderful Godsayer, Forerunner and Fulwighter Johannes; of the holy, wolderful, and all-laudable Apostels; of our father among the Holies Johannes Chrysostomos, Landoverseer of Micklegarth, whose Worshipform we have now done forth; of the holy, wolderful, and right-winning Witnesses; of our worshipful and God-bearing Fathers; of (Holy for which the Church is named); of the holy and rightwise forebears of God, Joachim and Anna; of Holy N. (NN.), whom we bemark today; and of all the Holies: have mildse upon us and save us, forasmuch as He is good and loveth mankind.

Through the biddings of our holy Fathers, O Lord Jesus Christ our God, have mercy upon us and save us.

AMEN.

¶ The Priester stands at the foot of the Ambon and gives the people the Antidoron, saying meanwhile:

The blessing of the Lord and His mildse come upon you: always, now and forever, world without end. Amen.

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