by the Very Reverend Michel Najim & T.L. Frazier"UNDERSTANDING THE DIVINE LITURGY"(A Guide For Participating In The Divine Liturgy Of St. John Chrysostom)
After the Prayer for the Catechumens, the celebrant inaudibly says another prayer in which he thanks God that he has been found worthy to stand before the heavenly throne on behalf of the people of God. Then the priest prays that he may always be held worthy to perform this act with a clear conscience, without condemnation and without offense. Again, the ultimate goal of the prayer is God’s glory.
Therefore, the priest says aloud: “Help us, save us, and have mercy on us and keep us, O God by Your grace. Wisdom: That guarded always by Your might we may ascribe glory to You, to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, now and ever, and to the ages of ages.”
The people of God then rise and say in unison: “Amen.”
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