Thursday, September 20, 2007

Reflections At Mass

This info was stolen from Cathy (she got it from an old missal that she got from one of my favorite guys, Ray)


The Priest at Mass.......Christ

Enters the Sanctuary...........Enters Garden of Olives
Begins prayers at the foot of the Altar.....Begins prayer in the Garden
Says the Confiteor........Faints and falls down in agony
Ascends steps and kisses the Altar......Is betrayed by Judas with a kiss
Goes to the book at the Epistle side.....Is led prisoner to Annas
Reads the Introit...........Is falsely accused by Annas
Goes to middle, recites “Kyrie”...Is brought to Caiphas,denied thrice by Peter
Turns to people: “Dominus Vobiscum”.........Looks at Peter and converts him
Goes to book and reads Collects & Epistle......Is led to Pilate
Goes to middle then to Gospel side......Is taken to Herod and mocked
Returns to the middle of the Altar.....Is led back to Pilate

Offertory
Uncovers the chalice...........Is stripped of His garments
Offers the bread and wine...................Is scourged at the pillar
Covers chalice with pall..............Is crowned with thorns
Washes his hands at Epistle side.......Is declared innocent by Pilate
Turns to people: “Orate Fratres”.......Pilate says “Behold the man”
Prays in low voice the secret prayers..........Is mocked and spat upon
Recites Preface & Sanctus-bell rings...............Barabbas is freed

Canon
Makes memento for the living..........Carries cross to Calvary
Continues to pray in low voice.........Meets His Mother & the other pious women
Holds hands over oblation-bell rings..Soldiers take hold of Christ our Lord
Blesses bread and wine with the sign
of the cross five times..................Is nailed to the cross

Consecration
Consecrates the Host adores & elevates it.........Christ is raised on the cross
Consecrates the wine & elevates chalice.....Blood of Christ flows from 5 wounds
Prays in a low voice................Hangs on the cross. Sees His Mother kneeling
Says aloud “Nobis quoque peccatoribus”...............Prays for all mankind
Recites aloud “Pater Noster”............Speaks the seven last words on the cross
Breaks the Sacred Host........Dies on the cross
Drops a particle of Host into the chalice.........Christ’s soul descends into Limbo
Says “Agnus Dei”...Those standing by acknowledge Christ to be the Son of God

Communion
Receives the Body & Blood of Christ......Is laid in the sepulchre
Cleanses the chalice....Christ’s body is anointed in the sepulchre
Arranges the chalice on the Altar again......Rises from the dead
Turns to people: “Dominus Vobiscum”......Appears to His Mother and Disciples
Reads prayers at Epistle side-Post Communion.............Teaches for forty days
Turns to people and says last:
“Dominus Vobiscum”........Bids farewell to His Disciples: ascends into Heaven
Gives the blessing.........Sends the Holy Ghost to His Apostles
Reads the last Gospel.......Apostles preach the Gospel to all Nations

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