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Na-Aha-Na, Na-Nwa, Na-Muo-Nso
The Father, Son, and Holy Spirit







Introductory Rites

Entrance Song or Antiphon and Greeting

(Stand)

(After the entrance song, all make the Sign of the Cross.)

Priest: + Na-Aha-Na, Na-Nwa, Na-Muo-Nso.
+ In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

People: Amen.

+ Na-Aha-Na,
In the name of the Father,
Na-Nwa,
and of the Son,



Na-Muo
and of the Holy,
-Nso.
Spirit,



Amen.


Priest: The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.

People: And also with you.

Penitential Rite / Confiteor

The priest or deacon invites the people to recall their failures and sins and to repent of them in silence.

Priest: My brothers and sisters, to prepare ourselves to celebrate the sacred mysteries, let us call to mind our sins.

"... I have sinned through my own fault..."

People: I confess to almighty God, and to you, my brothers and sisters, that I have sinned through my own fault (Here strike fist over heart),
in my thoughts and in my words, in what I have done, and in what I have failed to do;
and I ask blessed Mary, ever virgin, all the angels and saints, and you my brothers and sisters, to pray for me to the Lord our God.


"... I have sinned ... in my thoughts and in my words, in what I have done, and in what I have failed to do; ..."
"I ask blessed Mary, ever virgin, all the angels and saints,...to pray for me to the Lord our God."


The priest gives the absolution:

Priest: May Almighty God have mercy on us, forgive us our sins, and bring us to everlasting life.

People: Amen.

Onyenweanyi mee ebele / Lord, Have Mercy / Kyrie

Onyenweanyi mee ebele.
Onyenweanyi mee ebele.
Kristi mee ebele.
Kristi mee ebele.
Onyenweanyi mee ebele.
Onyenweanyi mee ebele.

The repentance of Miriam
Numbers 12:15
Onyenweanyi mee ebele.
Lord, have mercy.
The repentance of King David
II Kings 12
Onyenweanyi mee ebele.
Lord, have mercy.



The repentance of the king of Nineveh
Jonah 3
Kristi mee ebele.
Christ, have mercy.
The Good Shepherd shows compassion toward the lost sheep
Luke 15:3-7
Kristi mee ebele.
Christ, have mercy.



The repentance of the tax collector
Luke 18:10-14
Onyenweanyi mee ebele.
Lord, have mercy.
The conversion of St. Paul
Acts 9:1-22
Onyenweanyi mee ebele.
Lord, have mercy.



Priest: Onyenweanyi mee ebele.
Lord, have mercy.

People: Onyenweanyi mee ebele.
Lord, have mercy.

Priest: Kristi mee ebele.
Christ, have mercy.

People: Kristi mee ebele.
Christ, have mercy.

Priest: Onyenweanyi mee ebele.
Lord, have mercy.

People: Onyenweanyi mee ebele.
Lord, have mercy.

Otito Diri Chineke N'Elu Kacha Elu / Glory To God in the Highest / Gloria

(On Sundays outside of Advent and Lent, and on solemnities and feasts, the Gloria is used.)

Priest: Otito Diri Chineke N'Elu Kacha Elu
Glory to God in the highest

All: And peace to his people on earth.
Lord God, heavenly King,
almighty God and Father,
we worship you, we give you thanks,
we praise you for your glory.
Lord Jesus Christ, only Son of the Father,
Lord God, Lamb of God,
you take away the sin of the world:
have mercy on us;
you are seated at the right hand of the Father:
receive our prayer.
For you alone are the Holy One,
you alone are the Lord,
you alone are the Most High, Jesus Christ,
with the Holy Spirit,
in the glory of God the Father. Amen.


Otito Diri Chineke N'Elu Kacha Elu
Glory to God in the Highest
Saint Luke 2:13-14




Otito Diri Chineke N'Elu Kacha Elu
Glory to God in the Highest





"Lord God, heavenly King, almighty God and Father,..."






"Lord God, Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world: have mercy on us;..."
"...you alone are the Most High, Jesus Christ, with the Holy Spirit, in the glory of God the Father. Amen."

Opening Prayer

Opening Prayer

Priest: Let us pray. Lord, ... We ask this through Christ our Lord.

People: Amen.

Liturgy of the Word

(Sit)

Ihe Ogugu nke mbu / The First Reading

Lector 1: Ihe Ogugu e wetalu n’ akwukwo....(or)
Ihe Ogugu E wetara na Akwukwo...
Okwu nke Osebuluwa.

Moses
The Prophet Amos

People: Ekene dili Chukwu.

The first reading is followed by Abuoma (the Responsorial Psalm).

Abuoma-ekweazaa / Responsorial Psalm

King David



Cantor: ...........

People: ...........

Cantor: ...........

People: ...........

Cantor: ...........

People: ...........


Ihe Ogugu Nke Abuo / Second Reading

Lector 2: Ihe Ogugu ewetara ...
Ihe Ogugu E wetara...
A reading from the letter of St. .........
V. Okwu nke Oseburuwa. / The Word of the Lord.

Symbol of Saint Paul
Saint Paul

People: R. Ekele diri Chukwu / Thanks be to God.

Ozioma / Gospel

(Stand)

The "Mbeku / Alleluia / Alwluya" is sung or spoken, except during Lent, when another response is used such as: Glory and praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ!

"+ A reading from the holy gospel according to ..."

Cantor: Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia. (or)
Aleluya, Aleluya, ...

People: Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia. (or)
Aleluya, Aleluya, ...

Cantor: . . .

People: Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia. (or)
Aleluya.


Priest: The Lord be with you.

People: And also with you.


Priest: +Ihe ogugu nke a si n'ozioma di aso nke
A reading from the holy gospel according to . . .

(A small cross (+) is traced on your forehead, lips, and over your heart {using your right thumb} praying silently, "May God's Word be ever on my mind, on my lips, and in my heart.")

People: + Glory to you, Lord.



Saint Matthew
Saint Mark


Saint Matthew
Apocalypse 4:7
Saint Mark


Saint Luke
Saint John


Saint Luke
Saint John


Priest: ... V. Ozioma-nke Osebuluwa.
The gospel of the Lord.

People: R. Otito dili gi Kristi.
Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

Okwuchukwu / Homily

(Sit)

The Transfiguration
Saint Matthew 17:1-6
Saint Mark 9:1-8
Saint Luke 9:28-36

After the homily, the Nicene Creed is prayed:

Profession of Faith / Creed

(Stand)


Priest: Let us stand and profess our faith ...

"By the power of the Holy Spirit..."


Priest: We believe in one God ...

All: We believe in one God,
the Father, the Almighty,
maker of heaven and earth,
of all that is seen and unseen.
We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ,
the only Son of God,
eternally begotten of the Father,
God from God,
Light from Light,
true God from true God,
begotten, not made, one in Being with the Father.
Through Him all things were made.
For us men and for our salvation
He came down from heaven:
(All bow at the following words up to : and became man.)
by the power of the Holy Spirit
He was born of the Virgin Mary and
became man.
For our sake He was crucified under Pontius Pilate;
He suffered, died, and was buried.
On the third day He rose again
in fulfillment of the Scriptures;
He ascended into heaven
and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again in glory to judge
the living and the dead,
and His kingdom will have no end.
We believe in the Holy Spirit,
the Lord, the giver of life,
who proceeds from the Father and the Son.
With the Father and the Son
He is worshiped and glorified.
He has spoken through the Prophets.
We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church.
We acknowledge one baptism
for the forgiveness of sins.
We look for the resurrection of the dead,
and the life of the world to come. Amen.


"... Maker of heaven and earth, of all that is seen and unseen..."
"...We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ..."



"... By the power of the Holy Spirit..."
"...He was born of the Virgin Mary and became man...."



"... He was crucified under Pontius Pilate..."
"... He suffered..."




"... died, ..."
"... and was buried."



"...On the third day He rose again..."
"... in fulfillment of the Scriptures; ..."



"... He ascended into heaven, ..."
"... We believe in the Holy Spirit, ..."



"We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic..."
"... Church, ..."



"We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins."
"... and the life of the world to come. Amen."


Ekpele nke ndi kwelunu
Prayers of the Faithful follow the Creed.

Ekpele nke ndi kwelunu
Prayers of the Faithful / General Intercessions

Priest: K’anyi welu okwukwe na ntukwasi obikpokue Chukwu Nna anyi,
Let us pray with faith and confidence to Godour Father...
Let us pray to the Lord.

Cantor: ...

People: Aziza
Response:Lord hear our prayer.

Cantor: ...

People: Aziza
Response:Lord hear our prayer.

Cantor: ...

People: Aziza
Response:Lord hear our prayer.

Cantor: ...

People: Aziza
Response:Lord hear our prayer.

Priest: ... We ask this through Christ our Lord.

People: Amen.

"...the Bread of Life."

Liturgy of the Eucharist

(Sit)

Ekpele Nrunye / Prayer over the Gifts

[[Image:Sheaves of Wheat 004.jpg|right|thumb|150px| The Offertory gifts {bread, water, and wine} are brought to the priest and placed on the altar. A collection may be taken and a song may be sung during this time.

Priest: Blessed are you, Lord, ... bread of life.

(The priest may pray this prayer out loud if no song is sung.)

People: Blessed be God for ever.

The Pouring of the Wine
The Wedding Feast at Cana - Jesus' First Miracle Changing Water Into Wine
St. John 2:1-11

Priest: By the mystery of this ... share in our humanity.

The Pouring of the Water and Wine

Priest: By the mystery of this ... share in our humanity.

Priest: Blessed are you, Lord, ... our spiritual drink.

People: Blessed be God for ever.

Priest: Lord God, we ask ... contrite hearts.

(The priest prays silently while he washes his hands, and then says:)

Priest: Lord, wash away my iniquity; cleanse me from my sin.

(Stand)

Priest: Pray, brethren, that our sacrifice may be acceptable to God, the almighty Father.

People: May the Lord accept the sacrifice at your hands,
for the praise and glory of his name,
for our good, and the good of all his Church.

Priest: site na KristiDinwenu anyi. Amen.
Lord, .... We ask this in the name of Jesus the Lord.

People: Amen.

Eucharistic Prayer

Priest: The Lord be with you.

People: And also with you.

Priest: Lift up your hearts.

Lift up your hearts.

People: We lift them up to the Lord.

Priest: Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

People: It is right to give him thanks and praise.

Priest: Father, all-powerful and ever-living God, ... join in their unending hymn of praise:

Priest: Father, it is ...

Holy, Holy, Holy / Sanctus

"Holy, holy, holy ..."
Apocalypse 4:7
Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.
Hosanna in the highest.
Saint Mark 11:9-10

All: Holy, Holy, holy Lord, God of power and might,
heaven and earth are full of your glory.
Hosanna in the highest.
Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.
Hosanna in the highest.

(Kneel)

The priest begins the Eucharistic Prayer:

The Last Supper

Priest: Lord, you are holy indeed, ... Lord, Jesus Christ.

The priest begins the account of the Last Supper:

The Elevation of the Host

Priest: Before he was given up to death ... my body which will be given up for you.

The priest elevates the Host, and genuflects. Then, taking the chalice in his hands, he continues with the narrative of the Last Supper:

Priest: When supper was ended, he took the cup .... Do this in memory of me.

The priest elevates the chalice, and genuflects. He then says:

Priest: Let us proclaim the mystery of faith:

The Elevation of the Chalice
"Do this in memory of me"

The people respond with the Memorial Acclamation such as:

All: Lord by your cross ... Savior of the world.

Priest: In memory of his death ... through your Son, Jesus Christ.

The priest takes the host and chalice and raises them slightly, saying:

Priest: Through him, with him, ... for ever and ever.

People: Amen.

Communion Rite

Our Father / Pater Noster

(Stand)

Priest: Let us pray ... words our Savior gave us.

The Lord's Prayer
Saint Matthew 6:9-13
Saint Luke 11:2-4

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 trespasses
as we forgive those who trespass against us;
and lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.

"Our Father, who art in Heaven..."
"...hallowed be Thy name..."



"...Thy Kingdom come..."
"...Thy will be done..."
The Agony in the Garden



"...Give us this day our daily bread..."
Multiplication of the Loaves and Fishes
"...and forgive us our trespasses..."
The Woman Washing Jesus' Feet



"...and lead us not into temptation..."
The 40 Days in the Desert
"...but deliver us from evil."
The Tempest on the Sea of Galilee


Priest: Deliver us, Lord, ... our Savior, Jesus Christ.

People: For the kingdom, the power and the glory are yours, now and for ever.

Priest: Lord Jesus Christ, you said ... you live for ever and ever.

People: Amen.

Priest: The peace of the Lord be with you always.

People: And also with you.

The priest or deacon may say,

Priest or Deacon: Let us offer each other the sign of peace.


The Sacrificial Lamb
Exodus 29:38-46
"Lamb of God..."
The Passover Sacrifice
Exodus 12:5-13
"Lamb of God..."
The Sacrifice of Isaac
Genesis 22
"Lamb of God..."


People: Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world:
have mercy on us.
Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world:
have mercy on us.
Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world:
grant us peace.

The priest prays silently, genuflects, takes the host and chalice in his hands, and says:

Priest: This is the Lamb of God ... are called to his supper.

All: Lord, I am not worthy ... I shall be healed.

"Lord, I am not worthy..."
Saint Matthew 8:8
Saint Luke 7:6

The priest prays silently while he receives communion, then begins to distribute communion to the people.

Priest: The body and blood of Christ.

Communicant: Amen.

Ekpele ma anatacha Olili Nso / Prayer After Communion

Priest: Let us pray. Lord, ....

People: Amen.

The Concluding Rite / The Final Blessing

(Stand)

The Final Blessing

Priest: The Lord be with you.

People: And also with you.

Priest: May almighty God bless you,
the Father,
and the Son,
and the Holy Spirit.

People: Amen.


"...Go in peace to love and serve the Lord."
Luke 2:51

The priest dismisses the people with a conclusion such as:

Priest: Go in the peace of Christ.

People: Thanks be to God.

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