Anglican Confirmation Liturgy – 3

The Liturgy of the Sacrament

The Order for Celebration of Holy Communion continues with

PREPARATION OF THE TABLE

TAKING OF THE BREAD AND WINE

THE EUCHARISTIC PRAYER

This Short Proper Preface may be used

And now we give you thanks
because by water and the Holy Spirit
you have made us a holy people in Jesus Christ our Lord;
you raise us to new life in him
and renew in us the image of your glory.

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Anglican Confirmation Liturgy – 2

The Liturgy of Initiation

PRESENTATION OF THE CANDIDATES

The candidates may be presented to the congregation. Where appropriate, they may be presented by their godparents or sponsors.

The bishop asks the candidates

Have you been baptized in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit?
I have.

Are you ready with your own mouth and from your own heart to affirm your faith in Jesus Christ?
I am.

Testimony by the candidates may follow.

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Anglican Confirmation Liturgy -1

Confirmation Service

Preparation

At the entry of the ministers, a hymn may be sung.

THE GREETING

The bishop greets the people, using these or other suitable words

Bishop: Blessed be God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
People: Blessed be his kingdom, now and for ever. Amen.

or from Easter Day to Pentecost

Bishop: Alleluia Christ is risen.
People: He is risen indeed. Alleluia.

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A Celtic Advent Liturgy

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This is the last day of the Advent, the time of the year when, symbolically, liturgically and mystically, we await for the coming of the Lord.

I offer you today a little gift, from the richness of the Celtic spiritual tradition. (Upon request, I could send to those interested a power point version of this presentation.)

This Advent liturgy was inspired by a wonderful worship resource called Cloth for the Cradle, authored by John Bell and produced by Wild Goose Publications (for some reason, this link  is difficult to access at this time, but their resources are also available through Amazon.com), Wild Goose is the publishing arm of the Iona Community. I encourage you to explore this and other such resources produced by this most amazing worship leader I have ever met.

I mean John Bell, that you can see here in a typical pose, as he leads people in singing. I bet he can make any group sing almost any song, as complicated as it may be in less than five minutes.

It is worth visiting the mirific island of Iona, just to participate in a liturgy whene woprship is let by John Bell.

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Chemare la închinare

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Chemare: Cine este cel pe care-l căutaţi?
Răspuns: Noi îl căutîm pe Domnul, Dumnezeul nostru.

Chemare: Îl căutaţi voi cu toată inima voastră?
Răspuns: Amin, Doamne, ai milă de noi.

Chemare: Îl căutaţi voi cu tot sufletul vostru?
Răspuns: Amin, Doamne, ai milă de noi.

Chemare: Îl căutaţi voi cu toată mintea voastră?
Răspuns: Amin, Doamne, ai milă de noi.

Chemare: Îl căutaţi voi cu toată puterea voastră?
Răspuns: Amin, Cristoase, ai milă de noi.