A procession with scriptures of religions may be formed according to one old tradition
PROPHETIC WRITING of religions.. A Reader (R:) e g
Jesus said " I have not come to weaken the Law or the prophets"(Matt 5 17)
The law and the prophet is "Whatever you wish men to do for you, (Matt 7 12)
do likewise also for them" (You may find equal words in most prophetic religions),...
THE EPISTLE A Reader (R:) e gSaint Paul did write; "We speak wisdom among the mature.
"We .speak of Godīs secret wisdom. God has revealed it to us by the Spirit "
(Compare Gnostic writings as the Gospel of Thomas and the
Gospel of Pistis Sophia and "Apocrypha" writings and Jewish
Qabbalah. Compare even epistles in other religions, page...... ..).
THE GRADUAL All sing or read. (Compare other graduals page.... )
They that love Godīs wisdom they love life
and they that seek her early shall be filled by joy
You teach me, o Lord, the way of Thy statutes,
and I will keep it until the goal
You give me understanding and I shall keep Thy law
I shall keep it with my whole heart
The path of the righteous is like the first gleam of the dawn
shining ever brighter till the full light of the day (Proverb 4 18)
MUNDA COR MEUM is a traditional petition.. Here reformed. (R:):
We affirm that God will + purify and + bless us when receiving Gospels of religions
( One traditional procedure at gospel is 1/ The gospel-reader is blessed,
2/ Gospel-reader; The LORD is in you - blessing +
3/ C: And in you is the SPIRIT - blessing +
4/ The book of gospels is blessed and censed
5/ All sing: Glory be to Thee, o Lord +++
6/ All make 3 crosses with thumb at forehead, throat, heart +++
contemplating the Trinity before the gospel is read.
7/ The Gospel-reader reads: The Gospel is from (eg John 16 13)
"When the Spirit of truth comes she will guide you into all truth..."
8/ After gospel-reading all sing: Praise be to Thee, o God
(If there be a sermon, it can follow here, proceeded by Invocation: e g
In the Name of the Father + and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost
(and followed by e g a traditional ascription of glory to the blessed Trinity:
And now to God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Ghost
be ascribed all honour, might, majesty, power and dominion
now, hence forth and for evermore