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Guí na coirníní Urnaí Protastúnach Celtic

Praying the Protestant Celtic Prayer Beads

INTRODUCTION

Unorthodox and Unauthorized Version

which is found acceptable and is approved by the

 Celtic Cross Foundation of Ministry

for use with our

Protestant and Non-Denominational Worshipers


Catholics, please don’t take offense. We understand Catholics and Protestants have specific theological differences and we can all get along because we share the same purpose, that is, a life with Christ and Heaven ever after. This is to say that stating with significant difference between the two denominations; Protestants don't put as much emphasis on Mary as do Catholics.

Protestants believe we don't need a mediator to talk to God. When the veil was torn from top to bottom (Mark 15:37-38) we believe God tore the veil as a symbolic act to say Christ's death removed the barrier that separated us from God.

Now we can come to God ourselves at anytime and any place.

The following is just our Protestant version of the Dalriadan Celtic Rosary Prayer, using God, and Christ to worship rather than Mary, and encompass purposeful communication between God, Jesus, and you.


NOTE: THIS IS NOT A STANDARD PRAYER BEAD SET


Note: A = All, L = Leader, C = Congregant or Individual




(MAKE THE SIGN OF  THE CROSS WHILE HOLDING YOUR ROSARY PRAYER BEADS)

WE START WITH THE MINISTRIES ~ PRAYER OF REPENTANCE

ALSO CALLED, THE ACT OF CONTRITION.


THEN WE OUR PROTESTANT VERSION OF THE APOSTLES CREED

 

A: I believe in God, the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth. I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord; who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried. He descended into hell. The third day he rose again from the dead. He ascended into heaven and sits on the right hand of God the Father Almighty. From thence he shall come again to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit,

 the Holy Christian Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins,

the resurrection of the body, and the life of the world to come.

Amen.


A: The Lord’s Prayer


L: Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God. The Lord is One. You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your might.

C: And you shall love your neighbor as yourself.

L: In the name of the Father who is the Father of Light and the giver of all good gifts.

C: Amen.

L: In the name of the Son who is our Redeemer and the source of our salvation.

C: Amen.

L: In the name of the Holy Spirit who is our comforter and guide.

C: Amen.

(Sit or kneel)

Kyrie

A: Have mercy upon me, O God, according to Your loving kindness; according to the multitude of Your tender mercies, blot out my transgressions. Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin.

For I acknowledge my transgressions, and my sin is ever before me. Against You, You only have I sinned, and done this evil in Your sight ~ that You may be found just when You speak, and blameless when You judge.

Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, and in sin my mother conceived me. Behold, You desire truth in the inward parts, and in the hidden part You will make me to know wisdom.

Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow. Make me to hear joy and gladness, that the bones which You have broken may rejoice. Hide Your face from my sins, and blot out all my iniquities.

Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. Do not cast me away from Your presence, and do not take Your Holy Spirit from me. Restore to me the joy of Your salvation, and uphold me with Your generous Spirit.

Then I will teach transgressors Your ways, and sinners shall be converted to You.

Deliver me from blood guiltiness, O God, the God of my salvation, and my tongue shall sing aloud of Your righteousness. O Lord, open my lips, and my mouth shall show forth Your praise. For You do not desire sacrifice, or else I would give it; You do not delight in burnt offering. The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit, a broken and contrite heart ~ these, O God, you will not despise.

Amen.


The First Decade (The Incarnation)


L: When God saw that we were in travail, heaven opened graciously over our head; we beheld Christ, the Spirit of Truth. May He draw us in beneath the strength of His crown, strenthen our hope, enliven our joy, keep us valiant, faithful and near as the Light of our lanterns.

C: Amen.


L: In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

C: For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world. Amen.


L: He was in the beginning with God. And all things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made.

C: For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world. Amen.


L: In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.

C: For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world. Amen.


L: And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth. And of His fullness we have all received, and grace from grace.

C: For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world. Amen.


L: The Prophet Isaiah proclaimed: Behold, a virgin shall be with child and bear a Son, and they shall call His Name Immanuel, which is translated “God with us.”

C: For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world. Amen.


L: The Angel Gabriel announced to the Virgin: Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bring forth a Son, and shall call His Name Jesus. He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Highest.

C: For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world. Amen.



L: At His birth, the Angel of the Lord proclaimed: Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people. For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.

C: For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world. Amen.


L: The Prophet John proclaimed: Behold! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world. I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and He remained upon Him. This is He who baptizes with the Holy Spirit. This is the Son of God.

C: For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world. Amen.


L: The Apostle Paul proclaimed: It pleased the Father that in Him all the fullness should dwell, and by Him to reconcile all things to Himself, whether things on earth or things in heaven.

C: For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world. Amen.


L: On the Mount of Transfiguration the Lord God said: This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. Hear Him!

C: For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world. Amen.


L: The Lord Himself proclaimed: I am the way and the truth and the life, no one comes to the Father except through Me.

C: Our Father, who art in heaven, Hallowed be thy Name. Thy Kingdom come.

Thy will be done on earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread.

And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those that trespass against us.

Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom,

the power, and the glory, are yours, now and forever and ever. Amen.



The Second Decade (The Teachings)


L: We set the keeping of Christ about us. We beseech the guarding of God with us to possess us and protect us. May the Gospel of Christ, King of salvation, be as a mantle to our bodies.

C: Amen.


L: Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.

C: For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world. Amen.


L: You are the salt of the earth. You are the light of the world. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.

C: For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world. Amen.


L: Whoever is angry with his brother without cause shall be in danger of the judgment.

C: For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world. Amen.


L: Let your “yes” be “yes” and your “no”, “no”. For whatever is more than these comes from evil.

C: For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world. Amen.


L: Do not resist an evil person. But whoever slaps you on your right cheek, turn the other to him also.

C: For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world. Amen.


L: Love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you.

C: For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world. Amen.


L: Judge not that you be not judged. For with what judgment you judge, you will be judged; and with the same measure you use, it will be measured back to you.

C: For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world. Amen.


L: Do not worry about your life, what you shall eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on.

C: For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world. Amen.


L: God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.

C: For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world. Amen.


L: Love one another; as I have loved you.

C: For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world. Amen.


L: In the night in which he was betrayed he took bread and wine and said: Take and eat. Take and drink. For this is My Body and My Blood. Do this in remembrance of Me.

C: Our Father, who art in heaven, Hallowed be thy Name. Thy Kingdom come.

Thy will be done on earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread.

And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those that trespass against us.

Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom,

the power, and the glory, are yours, now and forever and ever. Amen.



The Third Decade (The Passion)


P: May the Cross of Christ be between us and all ill-will, encompassing us in His might and shielding us from every harm, from every spectre, from every evil.

C: Amen.

L: Hosanna! Blessed is He who comes in the Name of the Lord! The King of Israel!

C: For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world. Amen.


L: The hour has come that the Son of Man should be glorified.

C: For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world. Amen.


L: I am the living bread which came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever; and the bread that I shall give is My flesh, which I shall give for the life of the world.

C: For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world. Amen.


L: The hour has come; behold the Son of Man is being betrayed into the hands of sinners.

C: For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world. Amen.


L: And they clothed Him with purple; and they twisted a crown of thorns, put it on His head; then they struck him with a reed and spat on him.

C: For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world. Amen.


L: Now it was the third hour and they crucified Him and those who passed by blasphemed Him. From the Cross He spoke words of comfort and forgiveness: Father, forgive them for they know not what they do. And as John and Mary, His Mother stood at the foot of the Cross He said to His disciple, Behold your Mother.

C: For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world. Amen.


L: At the sixth hour the sun was darkened and He spoke: Father, into your hands I commend my Spirit. It is finished.

C: For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world. Amen.


L: Then Joseph of Arimathea and Nicodemus took the Body of Jesus, and bound it in strips of linen with spices and He was laid in a new tomb in a garden near the place where He was crucified.

C: For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world. Amen.


L: As the first day of the week began to dawn, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary came to see the tomb. But the tomb was empty and an Angel of the Lord said: Do not be afraid. He is not here; for He is risen as He said. Go quickly and tell His disciples that He is risen from the dead.

C: For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world. Amen.


L: Jesus Himself stood in the midst of them and said to them: Peace to you. Let not you hearts be troubled. It was necessary for the Christ to suffer and to rise from the dead the third day, and that repentance and remission of sins be preached in His Name to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.

C: For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world. Amen.


L: All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age. And He was taken up, and a cloud received Him out of their sight. And two Angels said to them: Why do you stand gazing up into heaven? This same Jesus will come in like manner as you saw Him go into heaven.

C: Our Father, who art in heaven, Hallowed be thy Name. Thy Kingdom come.

Thy will be done on earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread.

And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those that trespass against us.

Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom,

the power, and the glory, are yours, now and forever and ever. Amen.


(GLORY BE)

L: Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit,

C: As it was in the beginning, is now, and shall be forever, world without end. Amen.

L: Lord, have mercy.

C: Christ, have Mercy.

L: Lord, have mercy.

C: Christ have Mercy

A: I adore thee, O Christ, and I bless thee, because by thy Holy Cross thou hast redeemed the world. Amen.


(Make the sign of the Cross with the Prayer Beads)


NOTATION

Exhibiting the Sign of the Cross


We strongly encourage you to make the Sign of the Cross. (+)


The sign of the Cross should not be considered as a “Roman Catholic” act or tradition.

Rather it should be considered as a Universal Christian act,

of love, admiration and respect for Christ and His life.


He suffered, died and was resurrected, which is a gift and blessing of His love and mercy for us.


Making the sign of the cross small gesture of an outward sign of gratitude and admiration

to Him whom we honor and love in our devotion through our prayers.


We realize that this will go against the very teachings of many however,

Christ is not divided and neither are we. For there is nothing in the Scriptures

that states that it should or should not be done.

Therefore, we here in this ministry choose to express this outward sign

of love and respect as our choice, when praying to Christ our King.


We hope you will also.


Sincerely IHS and yours,

H.E. Patriarch +++Andrew M. B. Patrick

Presiding Bishop of the Celtic Cross Templar Rite of Churches and Ministries  

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