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ADVENT

PENITENTIAL KYRIES

Turn to us again, O God our Saviour,
and let your anger cease from us.

Lord, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.

Show us your mercy, O Lord,
and grant us your salvation.

Christ, have mercy
Christ, have mercy.

Your salvation is near for those that fear you,
that glory may dwell in our land.

Lord, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.

INTRODUCTION TO THE PEACE

In the tender mercy of our God,
the dayspring from on high shall break upon us,
to give light to those who dwell in darkness
and in the shadow of death,
and to guide our feet into the way of peace.                      Luke 1: 78–79

PREFACE

Salvation is your gift
through the coming of your Son our Saviour Jesus Christ,
and by him you will make all things new
when he returns in glory to judge the world:

BLESSING

Christ the sun of righteousness shine upon you,
gladden your hearts
and scatter the darkness from before you:

CHRISTMAS

PENITENTIAL KYRIES

Lord God, mighty God,
you are the creator of the world.

Lord, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.

Lord Jesus, Son of God and Son of Mary,
you are the Prince of Peace.

Christ, have mercy
Christ, have mercy.

Holy Spirit,
by your power the Word was made flesh
and came to dwell among us.

Lord, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.

INTRODUCTION TO THE PEACE

Unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given,
and his name shall be called the Prince of Peace.                   Isaiah 9: 6

PREFACE

You have given Jesus Christ your only Son
to be born of the Virgin Mary,
and through him you have given us power to become the children of God:

BLESSING

Christ, who by his incarnation gathered into one
all things earthly and heavenly,
fill you with his joy and peace:

EPIPHANY

PENITENTIAL KYRIES

God be merciful to us and bless us,
and make his face to shine on us.

Lord, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.

May your ways be known on earth,
your saving power to all nations.

Christ, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy.

You, Lord, have made known your salvation,
and reveal your justice in the sight of the nations.

Lord, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.

INTRODUCTION TO THE PEACE

Our Saviour Christ is the Prince of Peace.
Of the increase of his government and of peace
there shall be no end.                                                     cf Isaiah 9: 6,7

PREFACE
For Jesus Christ our Lord
who in human likeness revealed your glory,
to bring us out of darkness
into the splendour of his light:

BLESSING

Christ the Son be manifest to you,
that your lives may be a light to the world:

LENT

PENITENTIAL KYRIES

In the wilderness we find your grace:
you love us with an everlasting love.

Lord, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.

There is none but you to uphold our cause;
our sin cries out and our guilt is great.

Christ, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy.

Heal us, O Lord, and we shall be healed;
Restore us and we shall know your joy.

Lord, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.

INTRODUCTION TO THE PEACE

Being justified by faith,
we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.   Romans 5: 1, 2

PREFACE

Through Jesus Christ our Lord,
who was in every way tempted as we are yet did not sin;
by whose grace we are able to overcome all our temptations:

BLESSING

Christ give you grace to grow in holiness,
to deny yourselves,
and to take up your cross and follow him:

PASSIONTIDE AND HOLY WEEK

PENITENTIAL KYRIES

Lord God,
you sent your Son to reconcile us to yourself and to one another.

Lord, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.

Lord Jesus,
you heal the wounds of sin and division.

Christ, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy.

Holy Spirit,
through you we put to death the sins of the body – and live.

Lord, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.

INTRODUCTION TO THE PEACE

Now in union with Christ Jesus you who were once far off have been brought near through the shedding of Christ’s blood; for he is our peace.                                                            Ephesians 2: 17

PREFACE

Through Jesus Christ our Saviour,
who, for the redemption of the world,
humbled himself to death on the cross;
that, being lifted up from the earth,
he might draw all people to himself:

BLESSING

Christ draw you to himself
and grant that you find in his cross a sure ground for faith,
a firm support for hope,
and the assurance of sins forgiven:

EASTER

PENITENTIAL KYRIES

Lord God,
you raised your Son from the dead.

Lord, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.

Lord Jesus,
through you we are more than conquerors.

Christ, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy.

Holy Spirit,
you help us in our weakness.

Lord, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.

INTRODUCTION TO THE PEACE

The risen Christ came and stood among his disciples and said, Peace be with you. Then were they glad when they saw the Lord.                                                                            John 20: 19,20

PREFACE

Above all we praise you
for the glorious resurrection of your Son
Jesus Christ our Lord,
the true paschal lamb who was sacrificed for us;
by dying he destroyed our death;
by rising he restored our life:

BLESSING

The God of peace,
who brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus
that great shepherd of the sheep,
through the blood of the eternal covenant,
make you perfect in every good work to do his will,
working in you that which is well–pleasing in his sight:

or

God the Father,
by whose glory Christ was raised from the dead,
raise you up to walk with him in the newness of his risen life:

ASCENSION

PENITENTIAL KYRIES

God our Father,
you exalted your Son to sit at your right hand.

Lord, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.

Lord Jesus,
you are the way, the truth and the life.

Christ, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy.

Holy Spirit, Counsellor,
you are sent to be with us for ever.

Lord, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.

INTRODUCTION TO THE PEACE

Jesus said, Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you.
I do not give to you as the world gives.                           John 14: 27,28

PREFACE

Through Jesus Christ our Lord,
who after he had risen from the dead ascended into heaven,
where he is seated at your right hand to intercede for us
and to prepare a place for us in glory:

BLESSING

Christ our exalted King
pour on you his abundant gifts
make you faithful and strong to do his will
that you may reign with him in glory:

PENTECOST

PENITENTIAL KYRIES

Great and wonderful are your deeds,
Lord God the Almighty

Lord, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.

You are the King of glory, O Christ.

Christ, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy.

Come Holy Ghost, our souls inspire.

Lord, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.

INTRODUCTION TO THE PEACE

The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace.
If we live in the Spirit, let us walk in the Spirit.                Galatians 5: 22

PREFACE

Through Jesus Christ our Lord,
according to whose promise
the Holy Spirit came to dwell in us,
making us your children,
and giving us power to proclaim the gospel throughout the world:

BLESSING

The Spirit of truth lead you into all truth,
give you grace to confess that Jesus Christ is Lord,
and to proclaim the words and works of God:

TRINITY SUNDAY

PENITENTIAL KYRIES

Father, you come to meet us when we return to you.

Lord, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.

Jesus, you died on the cross for our sins.

Christ, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy.

Holy Spirit, you give us life and peace.

Lord, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.

INTRODUCTION TO THE PEACE

Peace to you from God our heavenly Father.
Peace from his Son Jesus Christ who is our peace.
Peace from the Holy Spirit the Life–giver.
The peace of the Triune God be always with you.

And also with you.

PREFACE

You have revealed your glory
as the glory of your Son and of the Holy Spirit:
three persons equal in majesty, undivided in splendour,
yet one Lord, one God,
ever to be worshipped and adored:

BLESSING

God the Holy Trinity
make you strong in faith and love,
defend you on every side,
and guide you in truth and peace:

TRANSFIGURATION

PENITENTIAL KYRIES

Your unfailing kindness, O Lord, is in the heavens,
and your faithfulness reaches to the clouds.

Lord, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.

Your righteousness is like the strong mountains,
and your justice as the great deep.

Christ, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy.

For with you is the well of life:
and in your light shall we see light.

Lord, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.

INTRODUCTION TO THE PEACE

Christ will transfigure our human body
and give it a form like that of his own glorious body.
We are the Body of Christ. We share his peace.
                     cf Philippians 3: 21, 1 Corinthians 11: 27, Romans 5: 1

PREFACE

Through Jesus Christ our Lord,
whose divine glory shone forth upon the holy mountain
before chosen witnesses of his majesty;
when your own voice from heaven
proclaimed him your beloved Son:

BLESSING

The God of all grace,
who called you to his eternal glory in Christ Jesus,
establish, strengthen and settle you in the faith:

These variations may be used on the Sunday before Lent if the Transfiguration option is taken

ANNUNCIATION, PRESENTATION, VISITATION AND BIRTH OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY

PENITENTIAL KYRIES

Lord God, mighty God,
you are the creator of the world.

Lord, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.

Lord Jesus, Son of God and Son of Mary,
you are the Prince of Peace.

Christ, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy.

Holy Spirit,
by your power the Word was made flesh
and came to dwell among us.

Lord, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.

INTRODUCTION TO THE PEACE

Unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given:
and his name is called the Prince of Peace.                            Isaiah 9: 7

PREFACE

You chose the Blessed Virgin Mary
to be the mother of your Son
and so exalted the humble and meek;
your angel hailed her as most highly favoured,
and with all generations we call her blessed:

BLESSING

Christ the Son of God, born of Mary,
fill you with his grace
to trust his promises and obey his will:

SAINTS’ DAYS

PENITENTIAL KYRIES

Lord, you are gracious and compassionate.

Lord, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.

You are loving to all,
and your mercy is over all your creation.

Christ, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy.

Your faithful servants bless your name,
and speak of the glory of your kingdom.

Lord, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.

INTRODUCTION TO THE PEACE

We are fellow–citizens with the saints
and of the household of God,
through Christ our Lord,
who came and preached peace to those who were far off
and those who were near.                                        Ephesians 2: 19,17

PREFACE

In the saints
you have given us an example of godly living,
that, rejoicing in their fellowship
we may run with perseverance the race that is set before us,
and with them receive the unfading crown of glory:

BLESSING

God give you grace
to share the inheritance of … and of his saints in glory:

IRISH SAINTS

PENITENTIAL KYRIES

O taste and see that the Lord is good;
happy are those who trust in him.

Lord, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.

The Lord ransoms the live of his servants
and none who trust in him will be destroyed.

Christ, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy.

Come my children, listen to me:
I will teach you the fear of the Lord.

Lord, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.

INTRODUCTION TO THE PEACE

Peace be to you, and peace to your house, and peace to all who are yours.                       1 Samuel 25: 6

PREFACE

To this land you sent the glorious gospel
through the preaching of Patrick.
You caused it to grow and flourish in [the life of your servant … and in]
the lives of men and women, filled with your Holy Spirit,
building up your Church to send forth the good news to other places:

BLESSING

God, who in days of old gave to this land the benediction of his holy Church,
fill you with his grace to walk faithfully in the steps of the saints
and to bring forth fruit to his glory:

MICHAELMAS

PENITENTIAL KYRIES

Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts;
the whole earth is full of his glory.

Lord, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.

Woe is me, for I am lost;
I am a person of unclean lips.

Christ, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy.

Your guilt is taken away,
and your sin forgiven.

Lord, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.

INTRODUCTION TO THE PEACE

Hear again the song of the angels:
Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace.                 cf Luke 2: 14

PREFACE

A Preface is not used on Saint Michael and all Angels’ day.

BLESSING

The God of all creation
guard you by his angels,
and grant you the citizenship of heaven: