๐—ง๐—›๐—˜ ๐—›๐—ข๐—Ÿ๐—ฌ ๐— ๐—”๐—ฆ๐—ฆ ๐—œ๐—ก ๐—ง๐—›๐—˜ ๐—ฆ๐—–๐—ฅ๐—œ๐—ฃ๐—ง๐—จ๐—ฅ๐—˜๐—ฆ Bible Quote

Pope Francis

๐—ง๐—›๐—˜ ๐—›๐—ข๐—Ÿ๐—ฌ ๐— ๐—”๐—ฆ๐—ฆ ๐—œ๐—ก ๐—ง๐—›๐—˜ ๐—ฆ๐—–๐—ฅ๐—œ๐—ฃ๐—ง๐—จ๐—ฅ๐—˜๐—ฆ

๐—•๐˜†: ๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐˜ƒ. ๐—™๐—ฟ. ๐— ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ผ ๐—”๐—น๐—ผ๐˜†๐˜€๐—ถ๐˜‚๐˜€ ๐—ฃ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐˜€๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ

๐—œ๐—ก๐—ง๐—ฅ๐—ข๐——๐—จ๐—–๐—ง๐—œ๐—ข๐—ก
When people say that the Mass is unscriptural and that Catholics are committing abomination, I simply laugh in Hebrew (donโ€™t ask me how that is done!). I laugh because it is not only a wrong assumption, but even that statement does not anticipate the kind of response any knowledgeable Catholic would give.

The Holy Mass rightly put is the only place where we read more passages of the scripture at a time! Call the best prayer warrior you have ever known, ask him (or her) to pray for 24 hours and quote as many scriptural passages as they can possibly remember and they still would not have quoted more passages than a simple Catholic who โ€œcasuallyโ€ goes for Mass on a weekday.

The following is a simple structure of the Mass and the scriptural references to the words the Priest and the congregation pray with.

๐—œ๐—ก๐—ง๐—ฅ๐—ข๐——๐—จ๐—–๐—ง๐—ข๐—ฅ๐—ฌ ๐—ฅ๐—œ๐—ง๐—˜:
The procession is occasioned by the ringing of bells, (Exodus 28:33-35).

๐—ฆ๐—œ๐—š๐—ก ๐—ข๐—™ ๐—ง๐—›๐—˜ ๐—–๐—ฅ๐—ข๐—ฆ๐—ฆ:
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit (Mathew 28:19; John 14:13-14; Acts 2:21).

๐—Ÿ๐—œ๐—ง๐—จ๐—ฅ๐—š๐—œ๐—–๐—”๐—Ÿ ๐—š๐—ฅ๐—˜๐—˜๐—ง๐—œ๐—ก๐—š:
The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all (2 Corinthians 13:14)

Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ (Philippians 1:2; Ephesians 1:2)
The Lord be with you (2 Timothy 4:22; Mathew 1:3).

๐—ฃ๐—˜๐—ข๐—ฃ๐—Ÿ๐—˜โ€™๐—ฆ ๐—ฅ๐—˜๐—ฆ๐—ฃ๐—ข๐—ก๐—ฆ๐—˜
And with your Spirit (Galatians 6:18; 2 Timothy 4:22).

๐—ฃ๐—˜๐—ก๐—œ๐—ง๐—˜๐—ก๐—ง๐—œ๐—”๐—Ÿ ๐—”๐—–๐—ง
Let us acknowledge our sins, and so prepare ourselves to celebrate the sacred mysteries. (cf. Ps 51:5)
I confess to almighty Godโ€ฆ (cf. Lev 5:5; Neh 1:5-9; Dan 9:3-19; James 5:16)
Have mercy on us, O Lord. / For we have sinned against you. / Show us, O Lord, your mercy. / And grant us your salvation. (Ps 41:4)
Lord, Have Mercy (Matt 15:22; 17:15; 20:30-31; cf. Ps 123:3).

๐—š๐—น๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฎ:
Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to people of good will (Luke 2:14; cf. Rev 4:11; 5:11-14)
We praise you, we bless you, we adore you, we glorify youโ€ฆ (Cf. Ps 148:13)
Lord Jesus Christ, Only Begotten Son (cf. Ps 2:7; John 1:14)
Lord God, Lamb of God, Son of the Father, you take away the sins of the worldโ€ฆ (cf. John 1:29)
Amen (Neh 8:6; Ps 41:13; Rom 16:27; Heb 13:20-21; Rev 7:16).

๐—Ÿ๐—œ๐—ง๐—จ๐—ฅ๐—š๐—ฌ ๐—ข๐—™ ๐—ง๐—›๐—˜ ๐—ช๐—ข๐—ฅ๐——
A reading from the book/letter ofโ€ฆ
The Word of the Lord (1 Peter 1:25) โ€“ Thanks be to God (Rom 6:17; 2 Cor 9:15)
Acclamations before the Gospel:
Alleluia (many Psalms, esp. Ps 146-150; Rev 19:1-6)
Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ, King of endless glory! (cf. Ps 24:7-10; 1 Thess 2:12; 2 Tim 4:18)
Praise and honor to you, Lord Jesus Christ! (cf. Dan 4:34, 37; 1 Peter 1:7)
Glory and praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ! (cf. Phil 1:11)
A reading from the holy Gospel according toโ€ฆ โ€“ Glory to you, O Lord
The Gospel of the Lord (Rom 16:25; Mark 1:1) โ€“ Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ
Profession of Faith (Credo)
I believeโ€ฆ (Mark 9:24; John 11:27; cf. John 14:1; 1 John 5:10)

General Intercessions:
โ€œWe pray to the Lordโ€ (Exod 8:29-30; 10:17-18; Jer 42:2-4; Acts 8:22-24)
Lord, hear our prayer (2 Kings 20:2-5; Isa 38:2-5)
Hail Mary (Lk 1:28,42).

๐—Ÿ๐—œ๐—ง๐—จ๐—ฅ๐—š๐—ฌ ๐—ข๐—™ ๐—ง๐—›๐—˜ ๐—˜๐—จ๐—–๐—›๐—”๐—ฅ๐—œ๐—ฆ๐—ง
Preparation of the Gifts
Blessed are you, Lord God of all creationโ€ฆ (cf. 1 Chron 29:10; Ps 72:18-19; 119:10; Luke 1:68)
Blessed be God forever. (cf. Gen 14:20; Ps 66:20; 68:35)

๐—˜๐˜‚๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐˜€๐˜๐—ถ๐—ฐ ๐—”๐—ฐ๐—ฐ๐—น๐—ฎ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜€
Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God of hostsโ€ฆ (Isa 6:3; Rev 4:8)
Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. (Ps 118:26; Mark 11:9; Matt 21:9; Luke 19:38; John 12:13)
Hosanna in the highest (Mark 11:10; Matt 21:9; cf. Luke 19:38)

๐—ช๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฑ๐˜€ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—œ๐—ป๐˜€๐˜๐—ถ๐˜๐˜‚๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป: (see Mark 14:22-24; Matt 26:26-28; cf. Luke 22:17-20; 1 Cor 11:23-25)
Take this, all of you, and eat of it, for this is my Body, which will be given up for you (a combination of Mark 14:22; Matt 26:26; Luke 22:19; 1 Cor 11:24)

Take this, all of you, and drink from it, for this is the chalice of my Blood, the Blood of the new and eternal covenant, which will be poured out for you and for many for the forgiveness of sins (a combination of Mark 14:24; Matt 26:27b-28; cf. Luke 22:17, 20; 1 Cor 11:25)

Do this in remembrance of me (only Luke 22:19; 1 Cor 11:24a, 25b)

Memorial Acclamations
1st Acclamation: We proclaim your Death, O Lord, and profess your Resurrection until you come again. (cf. 1 Cor 16:22)
2nd Acclamation: When we eat this Bread and drink this Cup, we proclaim your Death, O Lord, until you come again. (cf. 1 Cor 11:26)
3rd Acclamation: Save us, Saviour of the world, for by your Cross and Resurrection you have set us free. (cf. Matt 8:25; Luke 4:42; Rom 8:21).

๐—Ÿ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฑโ€™๐˜€ ๐—ฃ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐˜†๐—ฒ๐—ฟ
โ€œOur Father in heavenโ€ฆโ€ (Matt 6:9-13; cf. Luke 11:2-4; Mark 14:36; Gal 4:6)
Embolism: Deliver us, Lord, we pray, from every evilโ€ฆ as we await the blessed hope and the coming of our Saviour, Jesus Christ (Titus 2:13)
Doxology: For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yoursโ€ฆ
(Found only in some biblical manuscripts after Matt 6:13; cf. Rev 4:11; 11:15; 1 Chron 29:11)
Greeting of Peace
Lord Jesus Christ, you said to your apostles, โ€˜I leave you peace, my peace I give you (John 14:27)
The peace of the Lord be with you always. (cf. John 16:33; 20:19, 21, 26)
Breaking of the Bread:
Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the worldโ€ฆ (cf. John 1:29, 36; Rev 5:6-13; 22:1-3)
Preparation before Communion
Behold the Lamb of God; behold him who takes away the sins of the world. Blessed are those called to the supper of the Lamb (John 1:29, 36; Rev 19:9)
Lord, I am not worthy that you should enter under my roof, but only say the word and my soul shall be healed. (Matt 8:8; cf. Luke 7:1-10).

๐—–๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—น๐˜‚๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ฅ๐—ถ๐˜๐—ฒ
Final Blessing: (cf. Gen 28:3; Deut 14:29; v 6:23-27; Ps 29:11)
Dismissal:
Go forth, the Mass is ended.
Go and announce the Gospel of the Lord. (cf. Mark 16:15)
Go in peace, glorifying the Lord by your life. (cf. Ps 115:1; 1 Cor 10:31; 2 Thess 1:12)
Go in peace. (cf. Exod 4:18; Deut 10:11-13; Judg 18:6; 1 Sam 1:17; Mark 5:34; Luke 7:50; 8:48).

๐—–๐—ข๐—ก๐—–๐—Ÿ๐—จ๐—ฆ๐—œ๐—ข๐—ก
Many people either take the Mass for granted or condemn it outright from ignorance. If we take greater interest in knowing the truth, promoting it and cherishing it, we will treasure the Mass as Godโ€™s greatest gift to humanity.


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