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Prothesis or Ceremony of Preparation of the Oblations of the Qurban (Holy Bread) for Holy Eucharist and the Antidoron before the Divine Liturgy - The Text for the Particles for the Living

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The Prothesis or the Ceremony of Preparation of the Oblations is before the beginning of the Divine Liturgy. During this Ceremony, the priest/abouna prays and cuts the Qurban (Holy Bread) based on the nine squares on the large side of the Holy Seal or (IC|XC NIKA Stamp) impression.
The Prothesis is performed by the priest and deacon without the direct participation of the people on the "prothesis", "proskomide", "table of oblation" or "Altar of Preparation". This table stands in the altar area to left of the altar table.

During the Ceremony of Preparation , the priest prays and cuts the Qurban (bread) based on the nine squares on the large side of the Holy Seal or (IC|XC NIKA Stamp) impression.

Particles for the living are cut from this square on the Qurban (Holy Bread).

This square has a small IC|XC NIKA impression. This square is in the square above the large Center Square with the IC|XC NIKA impression on the Qurban. Particles for the Living are cut from this square.

A diagram of the placement of the particles cut from the Holy Seal is within the Liturgy of Saint John Chrysostom, page 17, published by Eparchy of Newton (Our Lady of the Annunciation (Al Bisharah) in Roslindale, Massachusetts), United States, 2009.

The text for the Particles for the Living during the Prothesis or the Ceremony of Preparation of the Oblations

The priest removes a particle while he says:

"Remember, Master who love mankind, all Orthodox Bishops, our Patriarch N., our Most Reverend Bishop N., the reverend priests, the deacons in Christ and all the clergy, (in monasteries, our Superior N .,) our brothers and fellow ministers, priests, deacons, and all our brethren whom in the depth of your compassion You have called to communion with You, all-good Master."

The priest places this particle beneath "The Lamb". This particle is the first particle in the first row of two rows of a varying number of particles to the bottom of "The Lamb".

The priest commemorates specific living people by name.
The priest first says the name of the bishop who ordained him, if still alive. The priest removes a particle while he says:

"Remember, Lord, Name."

The priest places this particle to the left of the first particle of the bottow row.

For each person, the priest removes a particle while he says:

"Remember, Lord, N."

The priest places this particle to the left of the preceding particle of the bottow row.

The priest repeats this process until he has prayed for all the living to be remembered at that Divine Liturgy.


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