Offering of Chalice
Priest returns to middle of Altar,
WE OFFER unto Thee, O Lord, the
chalice of salvation, humbly begging
of Thy mercy that it may arise before
Thy divine majesty with a pleasing
fragrance, for our salvation and that
of all the world. Amen.
Priest bows down and says:
IN A HUMBLE SPIRIT and a contrite
heart, may we be accepted by Thee,
O Lord, and may our sacrifice so be
offered in Thy sight this day as to
please Thee, O Lord God.
Priest raises eyes, blesses both
bread and wine, saying:
COME, Thou Sanctifier, almighty and
eternal God, and bless this sacrifice
prepared for the glory of Thy holy
I WILL WASH my hands among the
innocent, and will walk around Thy
Altar, O God. To hear the voice of Thy
praise and to tell all Thy wondrous
deeds. O Lord, I love the beauty of Thy
house, and the place where Thy glory
Destroy not my soul with the impious,
O God, nor my life with men of blood.
In whose hands, there is iniquity; whose
right hand is full of bribes. But, as for
me, I will walk in my innocence, rescue
me and be gracious to me.
My foot is on the straight way, in
assemblies will I bless Thee, O Lord.
† Glory be to the Father, and to the
Son, and to the Holy Ghost: as it was
in the beginning, is now, and ever
shall be, world without end. Amen.
Priest returns to middle,
bows and says:
ACCEPT, most Holy Trinity, this offering
which we are making to Thee in remembrance
of the Passion, Resurrection and
Ascension of Jesus Christ, Our Lord; and
in honor of Blessed Mary, ever Virgin,
blessed John the Baptist, the holy
Apostles, Peter and Paul, and of these,
and of all the Saints that it may add to
their honor and aid our salvation; and
may they deign to intercede in Heaven
for us who cherish their memory here
on earth. Through the same Christ Our
Priest kisses Altar,
turns to people, raises voice:
PRAY, brethren, that my sacrifice and
yours may become acceptable to God
the Father Almighty.
R May the Lord accept the sacrifice at
thy hands, unto the praise and glory
of His name, for our advantage and
that of all His holy Church.
THROUGH these divine Mysteries, we
beseech Thee, may we draw near to
Jesus, the Mediator of the New Testament;
and upon Thine Altars, O Lord of hosts,
may we renew the sprinkling of the
Blood which pleads better than that of