The Ordinary
The Canon
of the Mass

According to the Use
of the Church of Salisbury


The Sarum Rite was a variant of the Roman Rite which was used in the British Isles before the schism of Church of England and the Catholic Church. It was used at the Cathedral of Salisbury (called “Sarum”), in southern England in the late Middle Ages; and in many other places in England from the 13th to the 16th century.The first Book of Common Prayer in 1549 was largely based on this rite, and it is the root of the rites of the Anglican and Episcopal churches. There were many variations of the Sarum Rite.  Prior to the 1549 Book of Common Prayer, there was no single rite used universally in England.  This particular version of the Mass is a compilation from several different versions, all of which are quite similar.  


When mass is about to be said, while the priest puts on the sacred vestments, let him say the hymn; Creator Spirit, come. etc.

V. Send forth thy Spirit.
R. And thou wilt renew the face of the earth.

Collect for Purity. — O God, to whom every heart is open and every desire known, and whom no secret escapes, purify by the infusion of the Holy Spirit the thoughts of our heart; that we may merit perfectly to love and worthily to praise thee: through Christ.

Then let the antiphon follow : — I will go to the altar.

    43    Judica me, Deus
Give judgment for me, O God,
and defend my cause against an ungodly people; *
     deliver me from the deceitful and the wicked.
For you are the God of my strength;
why have you put me from you? *
     and why do I go so heavily while the enemy oppresses me?
Send out your light and your truth, that they may lead me, *
     and bring me to your holy hill
     and to your dwelling;
That I may go to the altar of God,
to the God of my joy and gladness; *
     and on the harp I will give thanks to you, O God my God.
Why are you so full of heaviness, O my soul? *
     and why are you so disquieted within me?
Put your trust in God; *
     for I will yet give thanks to him,
     who is the help of my countenance, and my God.

Antiphon. I will go to the altar of God, to God who makes glad my youth.

Lord, have mercy.

Christ, have mercy. 

Lord, have mercy

Our Father….

Hail Mary…

The Priest now recites the Introit for the day, followed by "Glory be to the Father, etc." as usual. Then, ascending to the step below the Altar, the Priest and servers shall say the Confession.  The Priest says the Lord’s Prayer silently, and then, aloud:,

V. And lead us not into temptation,
R. But deliver us from evil.
V. Let us confess unto the Lord, for He is good:
R. And His mercy endureth for ever..

Priest: I confess to God, to blessed Mary, to all the saints and to you: because I have sinned too much by thought, word, and deed by my fault: I pray, holy Mary, all the saints of God, and you to pray for me.

Servers: The Almighty God have mercy upon you, and pardon all your sins, deliver you from all evil, preserve and confirm you in good, and lead you to everlasting life.

Priest. Amen.

Servers: I confess to God, to blessed Mary, to all the saints and to you: because I have sinned too much by thought, word, and deed by my fault: I pray, holy Mary, all the saints of God, and you to pray for me.

Priest: Absolution and remission of all your sins, space for true repentance, amendment of life, grace, and the consolation of the Holy Spirit, the Almighty and merciful God grant to you.

Servers: Amen. Amen.

V. Our help is in the Name of the Lord.
R. Who made heaven and earth.
V. Blessed be the Name of the Lord.
R. From this time forth, for evermore.

Let us pray.

A prayer is then said. The priest kisses the deacon, and afterwards the subdeacon, saying:

Receive the kiss of peace and of love that you may be meet to perform the sacred offices at the holy altar.

And this is always observed through the whole year: unless only in masses for the dead, and in the Easter Triduum.

These things performed, let the torchbearers remove the candlesticks with the candles to the step of the altar, then let the priest approach to the altar, and say at the middle of the altar with inaudible voice, and body bowed, and hands joined:

Let us pray.
Take away from us, O Lord, all our iniquities, that we may be worthy to enter into the holy of holies with pure minds. Through Christ our Lord.

Then let the priest raise himself up, and kiss the altar, and this in the middle, and sign himself on his own face, so saying:

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Amen.

The Kyrie is then said in triples.

Kyrie, eleyson
R. Kyrie, eleyson
V. Kyrie, eleyson
R. Christe, eleyson
V. Christe, eleyson
R. Christe, eleyson
V. Kyrie, eleyson
R. Kyrie, eleyson
V. Kyrie, eleyson

The deacon places incense in the censer.

Deacon:Bless ye.

Priest: The Lord. By Him may it be sanctified in whose honour it will be burned. In the name of the Father, &c.

The rubric directs the Deacon to deliver the censer to the Priest, kissing his hand, and the Priest to incense the altar in the middle and on both sides. The Priest then is to be incensed by the Deacon, and “the office of the Mass” is to follow.

Then let the ministers in order approach to the altar: first, the two torchbearers walking together, then the incense bearers; afterwards the subdeacon, then the deacon; after him the priest. This done, let the priest and his own ministers take seats prepared for them, and wait until the Gloria in excelsis, which should always be commenced at the middle of the altar whenever it is said.

GLORY be to God on high,

While the Congregation continues the Gloria, the Priest goes to the right corner of the Altar and says the Gloria in a low voice.

And in earth peace, goodwill 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, 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 Christ, with the Holy Ghost, art most high in the glory of God the Father. Amen.


This ended, and the sign of the cross having been made on his own face, let the priest turn to the people, and elevating his arms a little, and joining his hands say:
The Lord be with you.

R: And with thy spirit.

And again, let the priest turn to the altar and say:

Let us pray.

Then the Collect.

And if any memorials are to be observed, let the priest say again: Let us pray, as above. And when there are many collects to be said, then let all the prayers which follow be said under one, Through the Lord, and one, Let us pray: so however that he ought not to exceed the septenary number, according to the use of the Church of Sarum. [Here follow directions as to postures and the side of the altar on which the priest is to stand, with various exceptions.] After the introit of the mass, let one of the wax-bearers carry the bread, the wine, and the water, which are appointed for the ministration of the Eucharist. But let the other bear the lavabo [basin for the holy water], with water and the lavabo towels.

The Lector then reads the Epistle (save where the Lesson is read instead), beginning thus:

THE reading of the Epistle of Blessed N. the Apostle to the N.


The appropriate combination of Gradual, Alleluya, Sequence and Tract are now said privately by the Priest, who then receives the bread and wine with the chalice. Going thence to the right corner of the Altar, he prepares the gifts for the administration of the Eucharist. When the water is presented to the Priest for blessing, he answers:

in secret, The Lord. May it be blessed by Him, out of Whose side there came blood and water. In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Amen.


When the chalice and bread have been prepared, they are placed on the right corner of the Altar.

The Priest now goes to the center of the Altar and bows before it, while saying:

in secret, The Lord be in my heart and on my lips, that I may worthily announce the Holy Gospel of God. In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Amen.


Taking up the Gospel book, the Priest turns to the people and says:

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


While announcing the Gospel, the Priest makes the sign of the Cross with his thumb, first on the Gospel book, next on his forehead, and lastly on his breast.

The Continuation of the Gospel according to N.

R. Glory be to Thee, O Lord.


The Gospel ended, let the Book be kissed, after which the Priest returns to the center of the Altar. The Priest now intones the Creed as follows:

I BELIEVE in One God,

The Creed is then continued by the Congregation:

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,

Here all incline towards the Altar, while saying,

And was incarnate by the Holy Ghost of the Virgin Mary,

Here all incline again towards the Altar, saying,

And was made man.

Here all incline a third time, saying,

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 proceeds from the Father and the Son: Who with the Father and the Son together is worshipped and glorified: Who spoke by the Prophets. And I believe in One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church. I acknowledge one Baptism for the remission of sins. And I look for the resurrection of the dead, Here all again incline, saying, And the life of the world to come. Amen.


The Creed ended, the Priest turns towards the People and says,

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


Turning back to the Altar, the Priest then says,
Let us pray.


The Priest next says the Offertory for the day. After the Offertory, the Priest places the chalice with the paten and sacrifice in its accustomed place in the midst of the Altar; and bowing for a space, elevates the chalice with both hands, offering the sacrifice to God, while saying this prayer of oblation:

Receive, O Holy Trinity, this oblation, which I, an unworthy sinner, offer in honour of thee, of the blessed Virgin and all the saints, for my sins and offences, and for the salvation of the living, and the rest of all the faithful dead. In the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Let this new sacrifice be acceptable to the omnipotent God.

This done, he replaces the chalice, and puts the bread reverently upon the corporal in front of the chalice, and having kissed the paten, places it upon the Altar to the right of the sacrifice, and covers the chalice, bread and paten with corporals.

The Priest next goes to the right corner of the Altar, and washes his hands, saying,

Cleanse me, O Lord, from all iniquity of my body and soul, that clean I may be able to fulfil the holy work of the Lord.

Then let him return, and standing before the altar with inclined head and body, with joined hands, let him say:

Let us be accepted, O Lord, in the spirit of humility, and in a contrite mind, and so let our sacrifice be in thy sight that it may be received by thee this day, and may please thee, O Lord, my God.

And raising himself let him kiss the altar on the right of the sacrifice, and giving a benediction on the other side of the sacrifice; afterwards let him sign himself, saying:

In the name of the Father, the Son, and Holy Spirit.

Then let the priest turn to the people, and with a loud voice say:

Pray, brothers and sisters, that my sacrifice and likewise yours may be acceptable to our Lord God.

Response: May the grace of the Holy Spirit illuminate thy heart and thy lips, and the Lord accept worthily this sacrifice of praise from thy hands for our sins and offences.

Turning again to the altar, the Priest says the Secret prayers, according to the number of Collects that were said, beginning:


Let us pray.


The Priest continues the prayers in a low voice till the end, when he says aloud,

World without end. Amen.

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


The Priest elevates his hands, saying,


V. Lift up your hearts.
R. We have lift them up unto the Lord.
V. Let us give thanks unto our Lord God.
R. It is meet and right so to do.

Here the preface is read.

It is meet and right, true and just that we should always and everywhere give thanks to thee, O holy Lord, Father Almighty, Eternal God, through Christ our Lord.


Ordinary Preface

Through whom angels praise thy Majesty, Principalities adore, Powers tremble. The heavens, and heavenly virtues, and blessed seraphim with united exultation praise thee. With whom we pray that we may be admitted to join our humble voices, in suppliant confession, saying:



Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord God of Hosts.

Heaven and earth are full of thy glory.

Hosanna in the highest.

Blessed is he who cometh in the name of the Lord.

Hosanna in the highest.

Then immediately joining his hands, and raising his eyes, let him begin:

Therefore most merciful Father, suppliant we beg and beseech thee, through Jesus Christ, thy Son, our Lord.

Here let the priest rising kiss the altar on the right hand of the sacrifice, saying: that thou wouldst receive and bless these + gifts, these + presents, these + holy unspotted sacrifices.

And the signs being made over the chalice, let him elevate his own hands, saying thus:

Which we offer unto thee, in the first place for thy holy Catholic Church, that thou wouldest vouchsafe to pacify, preserve, unite, and govern it; throughout the whole world, with thy servants N. our Pope, and our Bishop N. (i. e. only his own Bishop) and our King N. and all the orthodox, and all upholders of the Catholic and Apostolic faith.

Here let him pray in commemoration of the living:

Remember, O Lord, thy servants, N. and N. and all present, whose faith and devotion to thee is known: for whom we offer unto thee, or who themselves offer to thee this sacrifice of praise for themselves, and all theirs for the redemption of their souls, for the hope of their salvation and safety and render their own thanks to thee, the eternal God, the living and the true.

Communicating and venerating the memory in the first place, of the glorious Virgin Mary, the mother of God and of our Lord Jesus Christ; But also of thy blessed Apostles and Martyrs, Peter and Paul, Andrew, James, John, Thomas, James, Philip, Bartholomew, Matthew, Simon and Thaddeus; Linus, Cletus, Clement, Sixtus, Cornelius, Cyprian, Laurentius, Crisogonus, John and Paul, Cosmas and Damian; and all thy saints:

by whose merits and prayers grant that in all things we may be defended by the help of thy protection. Through the same Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Here let the priest look with great veneration upon the Host, saying:

We therefore beseech thee, 0 Lord, that being appeased thou wouldst accept this oblation of our servitude, as also of all thy family, and dispose our days in thy peace, and command that we may be delivered from eternal damnation, and numbered in the flock of thy elect. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Here again let him look upon the Host, saying: Which oblation do thou, O Almighty God, we beseech thee, vouchsafe in all respects to make +hallowed, +approved, +ratified, reasonable, and acceptable, that it may be made unto us the +body and +blood of thy most dear Son our Lord Jesus Christ.

Here let the priest raise himself, and join his hands, and after wipe his fingers, and elevate the chalice, saying:

Who, the day before he suffered, took bread in his reverent and holy hands, and lifting his eyes to heaven (here let him raise his own eyes), to you his own omnipotent Father, giving thanks to thee, he +blessed, he brake (here let him touch the host, saying) and gave it to his own disciples, saying, Take and eat ye all of this, for this is my body.

These words ought to be spoken with one breath, and under one utterance, without any pause. After these words, let the priest bow to the host, and afterwards raise it above his forehead, that it may be seen by the people, and reverently let him replace it before the chalice in the manner of a cross made by the same. And then let him uncover the chalice and hold it between his hands, not disuniting his thumb from his forefinger, save only while he blesses, saying thus:

In like manner after supper, taking this excellent chalice in his own holy and reverent hands; also to thee (here he bows, saying) giving thanks, he +blessed, and gave to his own disciples, saying: Receive and drink ye all of it (here let the priest elevate it a little, saying) for this is the chalice of my blood, of the new and eternal Testament, the mystery of faith, which shall be shed for you and for many for the remission of sins. (Here let him elevate the cup as high as the breast, or above the head, saying) As often as ye shall do these things, ye shall do them in remembrance of me. (Here let him replace the cup, and raise his arms in the form of a cross, the fingers being joined until the words of thy gifts.)

Wherefore, both we thy servants, O Lord, as also thy holy people, keeping in mind as well the blessed passion of the same Christ thy Son, our Lord, as also his resurrection from the dead, and glorious ascension too, into Heaven, offer unto thy excellent Majesty of thy gifts and endowments, a +pure Host, a +holy Host, an +immaculate Host: the +holy bread of eternal life, and the +cup of everlasting salvation. Upon which vouchsafe to look with a propitious and serene countenance, and to accept them, even as thou didst vouchsafe to accept the gifts of thy righteous servant Abel, and the sacrifice of our Patriarch Abraham, and that which thy High Priest Melchisedech offered to thee, a holy sacrifice, an immaculate host.

Here let the priest, with body bowed down and hands holden across, say:

We humbly beseech thee, O Almighty God, to command these things to be borne by the hands of thy holy angel to the altar above in the presence of thy Divine Majesty, that as many of us (here rising, let him kiss the altar on the right of the sacrifice, saying) as shall receive from this participation of the altar the holy +body and +blood of thy Son, (Here let him sign himself on the face, saying) may be filled with grace and heavenly +benediction. Through the same our Lord Christ. Amen.

Here let him pray for the dead.

Remember also, O Lord, thy servants, N. and N. who have gone before us with the sign of faith, and rest in the sleep of peace. To them, O Lord, and to all resting in Christ, we beseech thee to grant a place of refreshment, light, and peace. Through the same our Lord Christ. Amen.

Here let him strike his own breast once, saying,

To us also, sinners, thy servants, hoping from the multitude of thy mercies, vouchsafe to grant some part and fellowship with thy holy Apostles and Martyrs; with John, Stephen, Matthias, Barnabas, Ignatius, Alexander, Marcellinus, Peter, Pelicitas, Perpetua, Agatha, Lucy, Agnes, Cćcilia, Anastasia, with all thy saints; into whose fellowship admit us, we beseech thee, not as the weigher of our merit but as the bestower of pardon. Through Christ our Lord. Through whom, 0 Lord, thou dost create all these good things (Here let the priest sign the cup thrice, saying) dost +sanctify, +vivify, +bless, and bestow them upon us. (Here let the priest uncover the cup, and make the sign of the cross with the host five times, first beyond the cup on every side, secondly even with the cup, thirdly within the cup, fourthly as the first, fifthly before the cup.) Through +him, and with +him, and in +him, be all honour and glory to thee, God the Father Almighty. in the unity of the Holy +Spirit. (Here let the priest cover the chalice and hold his hands still upon the altar until the Pater Noster is said, so saying:) World without end. Amen.

Let us pray.
Taught by thy saving precepts, and formed by divine instruction, we presume to say (Here let the deacon take the paten, and hold it uncovered on the right side of the priest, with his arm stretched out on high, as far as to, Grant propitiously. Here let the priest lift up his hand, saying:

Our Father, &c. And lead us not into temptation.
Let the choir respond: But deliver us from evil. The priest, privately, Amen.

Deliver us, we beseech thee, O Lord, from all evils, past, present, and future: and by the intercession of the blessed and glorious ever Virgin Mary, mother of God, and of thy holy Apostles Peter, and Paul, and Andrew, and all saints.

Here let the deacon give the paten to the priest kissing his hand, and let the priest kiss the paten; afterwards let him place it to his left eye, then to the right. Afterwards let him make the cross with the paten above his head, and then lay it in its own place, saying:

Graciously grant peace in our days: that assisted with the help of thy mercy, we may be always free from sin, and secure from all disturbance.

Here let him uncover the chalice, and take the body with a bow, transposing it into the hollow of the chalice, retaining it between his forefingers and thumbs, and let him break it into three parts, (the first breaking) whilst he says:

Through the same our Lord Jesus Christ thy Son; (the second breaking:,) Who liveth and reigneth with thee in the unity of the holy Spirit, God.

Here let him hold two pieces in the left hand, and the third piece in his right hand upon the top of the chalice, so saying with a clear voice: world without end. Amen.

Here let him make three crosses within the chalice with the third part of the host, saying: The peace of the +Lord be always with you.

Let the choir respond, and with thy spirit.

At the saying of the Agnus, let the deacon and subdeacon approach to the priest both on the right, the deacon. the nearer, the subdeacon more remote, and let them say privately:

O Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world, have mercy upon us.
O Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world, have mercy upon us.
O Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world, have mercy upon us.

Here signing with the cross, let him place the said third part of the host in the sacrament of the blood, saying thus:

Be this holy commixture of the body and blood of our Lord Jesus Christ to me and to all receiving it, salvation of mind and body; and a salutary preparation for the meriting and embracing of eternal life. Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.

Before the peace is given, let the priest say: O Lord, holy Father, Almighty and eternal, grant to me that I may so worthily receive this holy body and blood of thy Son our Lord Jesus Christ, that I may merit to receive through this the remission of all my sins, and to be filled with thy Holy Spirit, and to have thy peace. Because thou art God alone, and there is none other beside thee, whose glorious kingdom shall remain for ever. Amen.

Here let the priest kiss the corporals on the right side, and the top of the chalice, and afterwards the deacon saying:

Peace be to thee and to the Church of God.

Answer: And with thy spirit.

Let the deacon, on the right hand of the priest, receive the pax from him, and extend it to the subdeacon: Then, at the step of the choir, let the deacon himself bear the pax to the rectors of the choir: and let them convey the pax to the choir, each one to his own part, beginning from the seniors. After the giving of the pax, let the priest say the following prayers privately, before he communicates himself: holding the host in both hands:

O God the Father, the Fountain and Origin of all goodness, thou, who, moved by compassion for us, didst will thine only begotten Son to descend to the low places of the world, and to take our flesh, whom I unworthy hold here in my hands: (Here let the priest bow to the host, saying:) I adore thee, I glorify thee, I praise thee, with the complete intention of the heart: and pray that thou mayest not forsake thy servants, but pardon our sins: that with pure heart and chaste body we may deserve to serve thee: who art alone the living God, and the true. Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.

O Lord Jesus Christ, Son of the living God, who, according to the will of the Father, the Holy Ghost cooperating, through thy death, hast given life to the world, deliver me, I beseech thee, by this most holy body and this thy blood from all my iniquities, and from all evils: and make me so always to obey all thy commandments, and never permit me to be separated from thee for ever. Who livest and reignest God, with God the Father, and the same holy Spirit: through all eternity. Amen.

Let not the sacrament of thy body and blood, 0 Lord Jesus, which, although unworthy, I presume to receive, be to me for judgment and condemnation, but may it avail, through thy mercy, for the salvation of my body and soul. Amen.

To the body let him say, with humility, before he receives it:

Hail eternally, O most holy flesh of Christ: to me before all things, and above all things, the greatest sweetness.

The body of our Lord Jesus Christ be to thee, a sinner, the way and the life. In the name of the Father, and of’ the Son, anti of the Holy Ghost.

Here let him receive the body, first having made the sign of the cross with the body itself before his mouth. Then let him say to the blood, with great devotion:

Hail for eternity, celestial beverage, to me before all things, and above all things, the greatest sweetness. The body and blood of our Lord Jesus Christ be to me, a sinner, a never-failing remedy to eternal life. Amen. In the name of the Father, &c.

Here let him receive the blood: which being taken, let him bow and say with devotion the following prayer:

I render thanks to thee, O Lord, holy Father, almighty eternal God: who hast refreshed me from the most sacred body and blood of thy Son our Lord Jesus Christ: And I beseech that this sacrament of our salvation, which, unworthy sinner as I am, I have received, may not come to me to judgment nor to condemnation for my deserts, but to the perfecting of body and soul to eternal life. Amen.

Which said, let the priest go to the right hand of the altar with the cup between his hands, his fingers being still joined as before, and let the subdeacon approach and pour into the cup the wine and water; and let the priest rinse his hands lest any remains of the body or blood should be on his fingers or in the cup. After the first ablution or effusion, this prayer is said:

Let us take, O Lord, with a pure mind that which we receive with the mouth, and from a temporal gift let it be to us an eternal remedy.

Here let him cleanse his fingers in the hollow of the chalice, with the wine poured in by the subdeacon, which being drunk up, let the prayer follow:

Let this communion. O Lord, purge us from crime and make us to be partakers of the heavenly remedy.

After the taking of the ablutions, let the priest place the cup upon the paten, that if anything remain it may drop down; and afterwards bowing, let him say: Let us adore the sign of the cross, by which we have received the sacrament of salvation. Then let him wash his hands: let the deacon meanwhile fold up the corporal. The hands washed, and the priest having returned to the right side of the altar, let the deacon reach the cup to the mouth of the priest to receive whatever may have remained in it. But afterwards let him say with his ministers the communion. Then making the sign of the cross on his face, let the priest turn to the people, and with his arms raised a little, and hands joined, say:
The Lord be with you.
Then turning to the altar, let him say:
Let us pray.

Then let him say the post-communion, according to the number and order of the aforesaid prayers before the epistles. Having finished the last post-communion, and make the sign of the cross on his forehead, let the priest again turn to the people, and say:

The Lord be with you.

Then let the deacon say:

Let us bless the Lord.

But at another time is said:

Go, you are dismissed.

And as often as it is said: Go, you are dismissed, it is always said in turning towards the people; and when, Let us bless the Lord, or May he rest in peace, ought to be said, it is said turning to the altar.

These things said, let the priest with body bowed, and hands joined, say inaudibly before the middle of the altar this prayer:

Let this performance of my homage be pleasing to thee, O holy Trinity, and grant that the sacrifice which I unworthy have presented before the eyes of thy Majesty, may be acceptable to thee, and a propitiation through thy mercy to me, and to all of those for whom I have offered it. Who livest and reignest God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Which ended, let the priest raise himself up, signing himself on his face, saying:
In the name of the Father, &c.

And so the reverence having been made, thus clothed, with the censer bearers and other ministers, let them return in the same order, in which they approached to the altar, at the beginning of the service, and immediately after the Deo Gratias, let the ninth hour be commenced in the choir when it is said after mass. But the priest in returning should say the gospel: In the beginning [John 1:1-14].



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