02 April 2014

Anglican Patrimony: The Fraction from the Bombay Liturgy

[Then shall the Celebrant perform the Fraction saying]
Grant, we beseech thee, merciful Lord, that, as the body of thy blessèd Son was broken (here the Priest shall break the Host) on the Cross (here the Priest shall make the sign of the Cross over the chalice with a portion of the broken Host) that we might become one with Him; so we who now partake of these holy mysteries may be united in the fellowship of His mystical Body and (here the Priest shall place the portion of the Host in the chalice) share with Him in the glory of His resurrection; through the same Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
[The form above is for The Fraction in the Holy Eucharist as may be found in the following authorised liturgies of the Anglican Church in India, Burma, and Ceylon: The Bombay Liturgy of 1920 (1923), The Indian Liturgy of 1948, and A Liturgy for India in 1951.]