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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Thus the Pontifical Council is amply justified in its conclusion that ” the words of the Institution are not absent in mafi Anaphora of Addai and Mari, but explicitly mentioned in a dispersed way, from the beginning to the end, in the most important passages of the Anaphora.

In light of the Vatican’s decision, the Anaphora of Addai and Mari now occupies a unique position among valid Eucharistic rites, being the only such rite that lacks a coherent Institutional Narrative. I just dug out my Jasper and Cuming book, Prayers of the Eucharist: The clemency of Thy grace, O our Lord and God, gives us access to these renowned, holy, life-giving, and divine mysteries, unworthy though we be.

In the meantime he signs the host with his right thumb in the form of a cross from the lower part to the upper, and from the right to the left, and thus forms a slight fissure in it where it has been dipped in the blood. That person then passed it on to the next in the same way—a kind of mime, making an invisible reality visible. They have a remarkable history which needs to be made known to Western Christians. Through the tender mercies of Thy grace poured out, O clement One, pardon our offences and sins; blot out my offences in the judgment.

The Council acknowledges that scholars are uncertain whether the Anaphora of Addai and Mari originally contained a more coherent Institution Narrative. The Liturgy of the Blessed Apostles composed by St. The promulgation of this provision between the Assyrian Church of the East and the Chaldean Church belongs to the competence of both particular Churches and their respective authorities cf.

Holy art Thou, Eternal Son, through whom all things were made. Peace be with us. The validity of the Eucharist celebrated with the Anaphora of Addai and Mari, therefore, should not be based on historical but on doctrinal arguments.

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Nevertheless, the Catholic Church never officially contested the validity of addaai Anaphora of Addai and Mari. I have often wondered if anyone has researched this possibility. LRC Publications,pp. And on earth peace to people of good will. Set up a giveaway.

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Do Thou, O Lord, through Thy many and ineffable mercies, make the memorial good and acceptable with that of all the pious addzi righteous fathers who have been pleading before Thee in the commemoration of the body and blood of Thy Christ, which we offer to Nari upon Thy pure and holy altar, as Thou hast taught us; and grant unto us Thy rest all the days of this life.

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It would be kf extraordinary form. The Priest says this prayer quietly:: Thus, the consecration must take place at some point afterward. Communion in the hand is the ancient practice of the Assyrian Church and the cup is always offered, though communion given with a spoon was mentioned as an option in some medieval texts. Divided, sanctified, completed, perfected, united, and commingled have been these renowned, holy, life-giving, and divine mysteries, the one with the other, in the adorable and glorious name of Thy glorious Trinity, O Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, that they may be adfai us, O Lord, for the propitiation of our offences and the forgiveness of our sins; also for the grand hope of a resurrection from the dead, and of a new life in the kingdom of the heavens, for us and for the Holy Church of Christ our Lord, here and in every place whatsoever, now and always, and for ever.

A priest speaking in the person of Christ effects this sacrament. It is unsurprising that all should contain such a narrative, since the very purpose of the Eucharistic Liturgy was defined by the words of Institution our Lord spoke. It is true that God cannot be confined by time or space, and from His perspective, which is the way things really are, all is Here and Now.

So here is a consecration that lacks these words completely. It does not mean what some hostile Catholic critics have hinted: To correct such misinterpretations, and to appreciate the real value of this document, we need only examine the Pontifical Council’s kf more carefully, in light of what is known about the anaphora in question.

We can be reasonably certain that the words of the first part of lituegy prayer do not suffice to effect consecration, since they precede the probable location of the original Institution Narrative. With a pure heart and faith unfeigned let us commemorate His passion and recall His resurrection.


In some of the comments above there is the frequent priestly claim that we are the one and our way is the only right way. Xddai Thou wert to mark iniquities, O Lord, who shall stand?

This oddity is a result of the omission of a coherent Institution Narrative, which forces the surrounding text of the liturgy, including the Liturby, to assume the function of an Institution Narrative. And grant unto us, O Lord, through Thy clemency, that we may all together, and equally every day of our life, please Mxri divinity, and be rendered worthy of the aid of Thy grace to offer Thee praise, honour, thanksgiving, and adoration at all times, O Lord.

O our Lord and God, restrain our thoughts, that they wander not amid the vanities of this world.

Addai, Mari, and Me

Have mercy upon me, O God? It was hard to leave—literally. Macomber in [8] known as Mar Eshaya text and dates from about the 10th or 11th century.

Bless, O Lord, etc. The Epiklesis ,ari Invocation is also common to all valid liturgies, though in the Roman Canon it is in a highly irregular form. 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.

O my Lord, in your many ineffable mercies [ repeat ], make addak good and acceptable memorial for all the just and righteous fathers who were well-pleasing before you through the commemoration of the body and blood of your Christ which we offer you upon your pure and holy altar, as you taught us. Directly citing the doctrine of the Council of Florence, the Pontifical Council considers explicit words of Institution to be essential to a rite’s validity.

First, the Anaphora of Addai and Mari dates back to the early Church. The Epiklesis, nonetheless, may also be litrgy part of the Institution Narrative, since it contains explicit reference lkturgy the forgiveness of sins, in analogy with the latter phrases of the Latin consecration of the Chalice.