English translation: A. GELSTON, The Eucharistic Prayer of Addai and Mari, Clarendon Press, Oxford , 1. THE ANAPHORA OF THE APOSTLES. I suspect that Pray Tell readers may find some of the liturgical Does your church celebrate the liturgy using the anaphora of Addai and Mari?. “The validity of the Eucharist celebrated with the Anaphora of Addai and Mari, This ancient Eastern Orthodox liturgy, attributed to a Pope(!), omits all of the.

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Liturgy of Addai and Mari

I am surprised more like shocked that the RCC would deem this a valid eucharistic prayer, yet I agree wholeheartedly. Through the tender mercies of Thy grace poured out, O clement One, pardon our offences and sins; blot out my offences in the judgment. When Chaldean faithful are participating in an Assyrian celebration of the Holy Eucharist, the minister of the Assyrian Church is warmly invited to insert the words of addao Institution in the Anaphora of Addai and Mari.

The priest acts in persona Christi not by reciting Christ’s words in the first person, but by performing the same act of consecration that Christ performed at the Last Supper.

Make remembrance of prophets, apostles, martyrs, confessors, bishops, doctors, priests, deacons, and all the sons of the Holy Catholic Addal who have been signed with the sign of life, of holy baptism.

But for me, as a visitor, I remain haunted by the liturgy itself. mai

We also, O Lord:. This conclusion rests on three major arguments. Even in the Assyrian rite, the Epiklesis alone does not consecrate, but only in combination with the rest of the Institution Narrative. Most Eastern Orthodox hold that both the Institution and Epiklesis are adn elements of the liturgy.

Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. The essence of the Institution Narrative is the words of Christ which declared that the sacramental bread and wine are truly His Body and Blood, offered unto the remission of sins.

May He Himself now bless this congregation, and maintain our position, and render glorious our people who have come and rejoiced in receiving His renowned, holy, life-giving, and divine mysteries; and may ye be sealed and guarded by the holy sign of the Lord’s cross from all evils, secret and open, now and always.


Here follow the words of institution, after which: The Assyrian Church, like the rest of the East, emphasizes the importance of the Epiklesis, so it is possible that, by a process analogous to that of the Roman Canon’s loss of the Epiklesis, a more coherent form of the Institution Narrative was dropped at an early date from the Anaphora of Addai and Mari.

This ancient Eastern Orthodox liturgy, attributed to a Pope!

Consecration in the Anaphora of Addai & Mari

It would be an extraordinary form. The Assyrian Church of the East also uses two other Eucharistic Anaphoras, which are some centuries more recent: Of course, I could push the boat out and suggest that what is really lturgy is an unambiguous intent to do what the Lord commanded.

The consecrating prayer, the Gehanthamay be constructed as follows, liurgy the words of Institution in bold face: For many years, scholars discussed which version of the Anaphora of Addai and Mari might have been the original one. Since all other valid liturgies possess a coherent Institution Narrative prior to anf Epiklesis, the consecration is already accomplished before the Epiklesis.

Similarly, all agree that by the end of the liturgy, when the priest receives communion, he truly receives the Body and Blood of the Lord.

Eastern Orthodox Oriental Orthodox Assyrian. Finally, the words of Eucharistic Institution are indeed present in the Anaphora of Addai and Mari, not in a coherent narrative way and ad litterambut rather in a dispersed wddai way, that is, integrated in successive prayers of thanksgiving, praise and intercession.

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Thee, O Lord God Almighty, we beseech and entreat, perfect with us Thy grace, and pour out through our hands Thy gift, the pity and compassion of Thy divinity.

May He Himself who blessed us with all spiritual blessings in the heavens, through Jesus Christ our Lord, and prepared us for His kingdom, and called us to the desirable good things which neither cease nor litturgy, as He promised to us in His life-giving Gospel, and said to the blessed congregation of His disciples-Verily, verily I say unto you, that every one who eateth my body and drinketh my blood, abideth in me, and Abd in him, and I will raise him up at the last day; and he cometh not to judgment, but I will make him pass from death to eternal life:.


Retrieved from ” https: Us who were sinful and degraded, on account of the multitude of Thy clemency, Thou hast made worthy to celebrate the holy mysteries of the body and blood of Thy Christ.

For this is none other than the house of God and the gate of heaven; because Thou hast been seen eye to eye, O Lord. It does not include the Words of Institution, nor do other ancient manuscripts of later date. Be merciful, O Lord, through Thy clemency to the sins and follies of Thy servants, and sanctify our lips through Thy grace, that they may give the fruits of glory and praise to Thy ans, with all Thy saints in Thy kingdom.

Worthy of praise from every mouth and of confession from every tongue is the adorable and glorious name of the Father and Son and Holy Ghost, who didst create the world by thy grace and its inhabiters by thy mercifulness and didst save mankind by thy compassion and give great grace unto mortals.

When I went through seminary this church was completely omitted from classes on Church history. The Liturgy of the Blessed Apostles composed by St. Three reasons were given for this judgment. John Hunwicke helpfully reproduced on his blog part of an unpublished letter of Dom Gregory Dix written in on the subject of what was necessary for a valid Eucharist: This, for many, gives the impression that it is the Last Supper story is what consecrates.

Guidelines for admission to the Eucharist Considering the liturgical tradition of the Assyrian Church of the East, the doctrinal clarification regarding the validity of the Anaphora of Addai and Mari, the contemporary context in which both Assyrian and Chaldean faithful are living, the appropriate regulations which are foreseen in official documents of the Catholic Church, and the process of rapprochement between the Chaldean Church and the Assyrian Church of the East, the following provision is made: