Order  For  Morning  

And  Evening Worship


First  Order OService





Order of worship 1

Order of worship 2

Order of worship 3


Baptism of Infants

Baptism of Adults


Covenant Service


Burial service

Burial service-cemetery



A Hymn may be sung by choir  near the vestry.

The minister prays. Then announces a hymn from Praise & Worship. People stand. The Choir and people sing.


As the  Presbyter (minister) comes to the Lord’s table, the person with the  processional Cross goes first, followed by Choir, then the  person, who carries in both hands the Bible from which the lessons are to be read, then the presbyter.

The minister places the Bible on the Lord’s table or on a lectern.  




After Hymn,  The presbyter facing the people says, the people standing:  

Let us Pray

Almighty God, unto whom all hearts are open, all desires known, and from whom no secrets are hid: Cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, that we may perfectly love thee, and worthily magnify thy Holy name. Through Christ our Lord.  Amen.

Then all sing or say:

Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among men in whom he is well pleased. We praise thee, we bless thee, we worship thee, we glorify thee, we give thanks to thee for thy great glory, O Lord God, Heavenly King, God the Father almighty.

O Lord, the only begotten Son Jesus Christ, O Lord God, Lamb of God, Son of the Father, that takest away the sin of the world, have mercy upon us; thou that takest away the sin of the world, receive our prayer. Thou that sittest at the the right hand of God the Father have mercy upon us.

For thou only art holy, thou only art Lord, thou only art most high, O Jesus Christ, with the Holy Spirit, in the glory of God the Father.  Amen.   

OR  This ancient Hymn, thrice repeated:  

Holy  God :

Holy and mighty, holy and Immortal, have mercy on us.   

OR  This litany

Worthy is the Lamb that hath been slain to receive the power, and riches, and wisdom, and might, and honor, and glory, and blessing.

Unto the Lamb be glory !

Unto him that sitteth on the throne, and unto the Lamb, be the blessing, and the honor, and the glory, and the dominion, for ever and ever.

Unto the Lamb be glory !

Worthy art thou, for thou wast slain, and didst purchase unto God with thy blood men of every tribe, and tongue, and people and nation.

Unto the Lamb be glory ! Salvation unto our God which sitteth on the throne, and unto the Lamb. Blessing, and Glory, and wisdom, and thanksgiving, and honor, and power, and might, be unto our God for ever and ever.     Amen     -Rev. 5 and 7


Then the presbyter says:

Brethren, we have come together to hear God’s most Holy word.  Let us therefore kneel and examine ourselves in silence, seeking God’s grace that we may draw near to him with repentance and faith.

All kneel and bow heads. After a short silence the presbyter says:

Ye that do truly, and earnestly repent you of your sins and are in love and charity with your neighbors and intend to live a new life, following the commandments of God, and walking from hence forth in his holy ways, make your humble confession to almighty God, that you may be reconciled anew to him through our Lord Jesus Christ.

The presbyter leading, all say together :

Heavenly Father, we confess that we have sinned against thee and our neighbor. We have walked in darkness, rather than in light;  we have named the name of Christ, but have not departed from iniquity. Have mercy upon us, we beseech thee; for the sake of Jesus Christ, forgive us all our sins; cleanse us by the Holy Spirit; quicken our consciences; and enable us to forgive others; that we may hence forth serve thee in newness of life, to the glory of thy holy name.  Amen.

Then the presbyter stands and says:

Hear the gracious word of God to all who truly turn to him, through Jesus Christ.

Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.            Matt. 11:28

God, so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth on him, should not perish,  but have eternal life.        John 3:16

Faithful,  is the saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners.                                                                                                                                                         1 Tim. 1:15

If any man sin, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous: and he is the propitiation for our sins.      1 John 2: 1-2   

After a short silence the presbyter says:

Almighty God, our heavenly Father,  who of his great mercy has promised forgiveness of sins to all  who forgive their brethren and with hearty repentance, and true faith turn unto him: Have mercy upon you (us); pardon and deliver you (us) from all your (our) sins; confirm and strengthen you (us) in all  goodness; and bring you (us) to eternal life; through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Amen.  Thanks be to God.  




The Lord be with you:

And with thy Spirit.

Let us Pray

The collect of the day or another short prayer, is said.

The people may stand for the reading of Scripture, or at least for the reading of the Gospel. Before each lesson, the reader says: Hear the word of God, as it is written in (the Name of the Book), in the …..chapter, beginning at the…. Verse; and after it he/she says: Here ends the lesson.  

The lesson from the Old Testament is read, and after it the people say or sing:

Thanks be to thee, O God.

A Psalm may be read responsively or sung

The Epistle is read, and the people say or sing:

Thanks be to thee, O God.

The Gospel is read, and the people say or sing:

Praise be to thee, O  Christ.  


A Hymn may be sung by all standing.

The sermon is preached, the people sitting.  


The Nicene Creed is said or sung by all, standing.

I believe in one God the Father almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, and of all things visible and invisible.

And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God, Begotten of His Father before all worlds, God of God, Light of Light, Very God of Very God, Begotten, not made, Being of one substance with the Father, By whom all things were made: Who for us men, and for our salvation, came down from heaven, And was incarnate by the Holy Spirit of the Virgin Mary, And was made man, And was crucified also for us under Pontius Pilate. He suffered and was buried, And the third day he rose again according to the Scriptures,  And ascended into heaven, And sitteth on the right hand of the Father. And he shall come again with glory to judge both the quick and the dead: Whose kingdom shall have no end.

And I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the Giver of life, Who proceedeth from the Father and the Son, Who with the Father and the Son together is worshipped and glorified, Who spake by the Prophets.

And I believe one, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church.  I acknowledge one Baptism for the remission of sins,  And I look for the Resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come.   Amen.

Announcements may be made here, People sitting.

Biddings for prayer may be made, and then all kneeling, one of the following Litanies is said. The presbyter leading or the presbyter offers intercession in his own words for the Church and the world.  


First Litany

ALMIGHTY God, who hast taught us to make prayers and supplications, and to give thanks, for all men; hear us when we pray: That it may please thee to inspire continually the universal Church with the spirit of truth, unity, and accord:

Hear us, we beseech thee, O  Lord.      (and so after each bidding)

That it may please thee to grant that all they that do confess thy holy name may agree in the truth of thy holy word, and bear witness to it with courage and fidelity:

That it may please thee to lead the nations in the paths of righteousness and peace:

That it may please thee to guide with thy pure and peaceable wisdom those who bear authority in the affairs of men, especially the president of this country and all those who serve in the Government; that we and all people may be godly and quietly governed:

That it may please thee to give grace to all Bishops, presbyters, and deacons, especially thy servants ………. Our  Moderator, and ………. Our Bishop, that by their life and doctrine they may set forth thy true and living word, and rightly and duly administer thy holy sacraments:

 That it may please thee to bring into one fellowship and union the churches in our land, that together they may maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace and bear witness to the Gospel, especially  the churches with which we are in full communion and to guide their councils and leaders, especially …………the Moderator of Church of North India,………….. Metropolitan of the Marthoma Church:

That it may please thee to guide and prosper those who are laboring for the spread of thy gospel among the nations, and to enlighten with thy Spirit all places of education, learning, and healing:

That it may please thee that through thy heavenly benediction we may  saved from dearth and famine, and may with thankful hearts enjoy the fruits of the earth in their season:

That it may please thee to give  thy heavenly grace to all thy people in their several callings, and especially to this congregation here present; that with meek heart and due reverence, they may hear, and receive, thy holy word; truly serving thee in holiness and righteousness all the days of their life:

That it may please thee  of thy goodness, O Lord, to comfort and succour  all them, who in this transitory life are in trouble, sorrow, need, sickness, or any other adversity:

And we praise thee for all thy servants departed this life  in thy faith and fear, beseeching thee to give us grace that we may follow their good examples, and with them be  made partakers of thy heavenly kingdom:   


OR   Second Litany

For the peace that is from above, and for the salvation of our souls, Let us pray to the Lord.

Lord, have mercy    (and so after each bidding)

For the peace of the whole world, for the welfare of God’s Holy Churches and for the union of all, Let us pray to the Lord.

For our Bishops and all other ministers especially………… the CNI Moderator,………….. Metropolitan of the Marthoma Church,…………. Our Moderator, and …………..our Bishop,  that with a good heart and a pure conscience they may accomplish their ministry, Let us pray to the Lord.

For the rulers of our country and all in authority, Let us pray to the Lord.

For the sick, the suffering, the sorrowful and the dying, Let us pray to the Lord.

For the poor, the Hungry, orphans and widows, and them that suffer persecution, let us pray to the Lord.

For ourselves and all who confess the name of Christ, that we may show forth the excellencies of him who called us out of darkness into his marvelous light, Let us pray to the Lord.

That, with all his servants who have served him here and are now at rest, we may enter into the fullness of his unending joy, let us pray to the Lord.   

After Litany, the presbyter says:


Almighty God, the fountain of all wisdom, who knowest our necessities before we ask, and our ignorance in asking: we beseech thee to have compassion upon our infirmities; and those things, which for our unworthiness, we dare not, and for our blindness we cannot ask, vouchsafe to give us, for the worthiness of thy son Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.


ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, by whose Spirit the whole body of the Church is governed and sanctified:  Receive our supplications and prayers, which we offer before thee for all estates of men in thy holy Church, that every member of the same, in his vocation and ministry, may truly and godly serve thee;  through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.   Amen.


Announcements may be made here, People sitting.

A hymn is sung and offertory taken.  

The minister receives them and offers them to God with one of the following  prayers  in the name of the people:

( I )

O GOD, the Giver of all good gifts, we beseech thee graciously to accept this offering of thy people, and so to bless it to them that peace and goodwill may abound throughout the world; through Jesus Christ our Lord.   Amen.

( II )

ALMIGHTY God, our heavenly Father, who hast not spared thine own Son, but delivered him up for us all, and who, with him, hast freely given us all things:  Receive these offerings which we bring and dedicate to thee; and enable us, with all our gifts, so to yield ourselves to thee, that with our body, soul, and spirit, we may truly and freely serve thee, and in thy service find our deepest joy; through Jesus Christ our Lord.   Amen.

( III )

Heavenly Father, giver  of all good things, who hast taught us that it is more blessed to give than to receive. We dedicate these our offerings to the service of thy Church, humbly, beseeching thee that all our gifts and energies may be consecrated to the extension of thy kingdom on earth; through Jesus Christ our Lord.   Amen

( IV )

Teach us, good Lord, to serve thee as thou deservest; to give and  not to count the cost;  to fight and not to heed the wounds; to toil and not to seek for rest; to labor and not to ask for any reward, save that of knowing that we do thy will; through Jesus Christ our Lord.   Amen.

( V )

Lord, support us all the day long of this troublous life, until the shadows lengthen, and the evening comes, and the busy world is hushed and the fever of life is over and our work is done. Then in thy mercy grant us a safe lodging and a holy rest and peace at the last, through Jesus Christ our Lord.   Amen.   

The Minister  gives the Benediction.

The peace of God, which passeth all understanding, keep your (our) hearts and minds in the knowledge and love of God, and of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord: and the blessing of God almighty, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, be amongst you (us) and remain with you (us) always.   Amen.

Or one of these:

The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with you (us)  all.   Amen.

Unto God’s gracious mercy and protection we commit you (us) .  The blessing of God almighty, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, be amongst you (us) and remain with you (us) always. Amen.

The Lord bless you and keep you: the Lord make his face to shine upon you, and be gracious unto you: the Lord lift up his countenance upon you, and give you peace. Amen.

To God the Father, who has made us and all the world; to God the Son, who has redeemed us and all mankind; to God the Holy Spirit, who sanctifies us, and all the elect people of God, be all the glory for ever and ever. Amen.

Now to him who by the power at work within us is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, to him be glory in the Church and in Christ Jesus to all generations, for ever and ever. Amen.        Eph. 3:20,21  


Closing hymn  &  Recession

The person carrying the cross, the choir and the ministers go out carrying with them the Bible, the gifts of the people, The Minister  prays, people standing. Then says:

Minister:                The Lord be with you

People:                 And also with you

Minister:                Let us depart in peace

People :                 In the name of Christ. Amen

People may kneel,  have silent prayer and quietly go out.

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