|Sources for Medieval Christian Liturgy|
The Mass in North Africa at the Time of Augustine of Hippo
Reconstructed by E.G. Cuthbert F. Atchley, Ordo Romanus Primus,
The Library of Liturgiology & Ecclesiology for English Readers, (London, 1905): 181-188.
Using letters, sermons, and treatises of Augstine, Tertullian, Cyprian and others, Atchley has
reconstructed a possible general form for the Eucharist at around the turn of the fifth century.
Compare this form with that given in the Didache and with the
general outline of the medieval Eucharist given in the definition of the Mass.
Proclamation of silence, by the deacon: Make silence!
The Scripture Lessons
- The Prophetic Lesson
- The Apostolic Lesson
- The Psalm
- The Gospel
Bishop: Heart(s) up!The Blessing and Absolution of the People
All: We have. To the Lord.
Bishop: Let us give thanks to the Lord, our God.
All: That is right and appropriate.
Bishop: Prayer Preface
All: Sanctus, sanctus, sanctus...
Bishop: Body of the Prayer
We offer [these gifts] for one church, may it be spread throughout the world...Conclusion of the Eucharistic Prayer
for the health of the emperor...
for the secular state...
Commemoration of the Living
Commemoration of the Martyrs
Commemoration of the Departed
Commemoration of the Passion and Death of Jesus