Hour of Mercy: the Chaplet, Varied a bit

In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Byzantine Our Father:
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 who
trespass against us, and lead us not into temptation
but deliver us from evil.

-For yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory,
Father + Son, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit,
now and ever, and forever. Amen.

Byzantine Angelic Salutation:Hail, Mother of God, Virgin Mary,
full of grace, the Lord is with you. Blessed are you
among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb; for
you gave birth to Christ, the Savior and Redeemer of
our souls.

Athanasian Creed (used in certain liturgies):
P. Whoever wills to be saved must before all else hold fast to the Catholic faith.
A. Unless one keeps this faith whole and untarnished, without doubt he will perish forever.
P. Now this is the Catholic faith: that w worship one God in Trinity, and Trinity in unity;
A. Neither confusing the Persons one with the other, nor making a distinction in their nature.
P. For the Father is a distinct Person; and so is the Son; and so is the Holy Spirit.
A. Yet the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit possess oen Godhead, co-equal glory, co-eternal majesty.
P. As the Father is, so is the Son, so also is the Holy Spirit.
A. The Father is uncreated, the Son is uncreated, the Holy Spirit is uncreated.
P. The Father is infinite, the Son is infinite, the Holy Spirit is infinite.
A. The Father is eternal, the Son is eternal, the Holy Spirit is eternal.
P. Yet they are not three eternals, but one eternal God.
A. Even as they are not three uncreated, or three infinities, but one uncreated and one infinite God.
P. So likewise the Father is Almighty, the Son is Almighty, the Holy Spirit is Almighty.
A. Yet they are not three almighties, but they are the one Almighty.
P. Thus the Father is God, the Son is God, the Holy Spirit is God.
A. Yet they are not three gods, but one God.
P. Thus the Father is Lord, the Son is Lord, the Holy Spirit is Lord.
A. Yet they are not three lords, but one Lord.
P. For just as Christian truth compels us to profess that each Person is individually God and Lord, so does the Catholic religion forbid us to hold that there are three gods or lords.
A. The Father was not made by any power; He was neither created nor begotten.
P. The son is from the Father alone, neither created nor made, but begotten.
A. The Holy Spirit is fro the Father and the Son, neither made nor created nor begotten, but He proceeds.
P. So there is one father, not three; one Son, not three; one Holy Spirit, not three.
A. And in this Trinity one Person is not earlier or later, nor is one greater or less; but all three Persons are co-eternal and co-equal.
P. In every way, then, as already affirmed, unity in Trinity and Trinity in unity is to be worshipped.
A. Whoever, then, wills to be saved must assent to this doctrine of the Blessed Trinity.
P. But it is necessary for everlasting salvation that one also firmly believe in the incarnation of our Lord Jesus Christ.
A. True faith, then, requires us to believe and profess that our Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of god, is both God and man.
P. He is God, begotten of the substance of the Father from eternity; He is man, born in time of the substance of His Mother.
A. He is perfect God, and perfect man subsisting in a rational soul and a human body.
P. He is equal to the Father in His divine nature, but less than the Father in His human nature as such.
A. And though He is God and man, yet He is the one Christ, not two.
P. One, however, not by any change of divinity into flesh, but by the act of God assuming a human nature.
A. He is one only, not by a mixture of substance, but by the oneness of His Person.
P. For, somewhat as the rational soul and the body compose one man, so Christ is one Person who is both God and man;
A. Who suffered for our salvation, Who descended into Hell, Who rose again the third day from the dead;
P. Who ascended into heaven, and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty, from there He shall come to judge both the living and the dead.
A. At His coming all men shall rise again in their bodies, and shall give an account of their works.
P. And those who have done good shall enter into everlasting life, but those who have done evil into everlasting fire.
A. All this is Catholic faith, and unless one believes it truly and firmly one cannot be saved.
P. Glory be to the Father . . .
A. As it was in the beginning . . .

Decade Bead:
Eternal Father, I offer You the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity, of Your dearly beloved Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ,
in atonement for our sins, and those of the whole world.
On smaller beads, 10 times:
For the sake of His Sorrowful Passion,
have mercy on us and on the whole world.

[Repeat for 5 decades]

[After five decades]
-Holy God, holy and mighty, holy and immortal, have
mercy on us and on the whole world.
-Holy God, holy and mighty, holy and immortal, have
mercy on us and on the whole world.
-Holy God, holy and mighty, holy and immortal, have
mercy on us and on the whole world.

Eternal God, in Whom mercy is endless, and the treasury of compassion inexhaustible.
Look kindly upon us, and increase Your mercy in us, that, in difficult moments, we might despair, nor become despondent, but, with great confidence, submit ourselves to Your Holy Will, which is Love and Mercy itself. Amen.


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