Created by Ormonde Plater, a deacon of the Diocese of Louisiana [The Episcopal Church]
These intercessions are designed to be used with the Revised Common Lectionary, the official eucharistic lectionary of the Episcopal Church. They may also be used, with slight adaptations, with the lectionaries of the 1979 Book of Common Prayer, the Roman Rite, and other ecumenical lectionaries.
The biddings are designed to be adapted freely, drawing on the scripture readings, the sermon, and local and contemporary concerns. There is no copyright, and communities do not need to give me credit. To copy the online prayers and insert them into a bulletin: Click anywhere on the text, then Ctl-A to select all the text, then Ctl-C to copy it. Then click on the place in your document where you want the text to appear, and Ctl-V to paste the text. Then edit it as you wish.
After the invitation to prayer, it is helpful if someone reads names and concerns and then invites all to offer their own, silently or aloud. A deacon or cantor may begin the formal litany by singing the response, which all repeat.
Responses (with music)
Please send suggestions and corrections to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Year A (2014)
Year B (2015)
Year C (2013)
Presentation of the
Lord: Candlemas (Feb 2)
Annunciation (March 25)
Chrism Mass (normally on Thursday or earlier in Holy Week)
Jazz Mass (especially in Easter)
SS Peter and Paul (June 29)
Independence Day (July 4)
Transfiguration (Aug 6)
St Mary the Virgin (Aug 15)
Holy Cross (Sept 14)
Thanksgiving Day (November)
Burial of the Dead
Litany of Saints (Easter Vigil and Nov 1)
Litany of Deacon Saints (diaconal ordination)
Litany of Native Saints (native peoples)