Ecclesia Gnostica Catholica
Abbreviated Form of Liber XV, the Gnostic Catholic Mass
For daily, private use of Priests and Priestesses (ordained or not) of EGC.

The PRIEST Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law.\\
I proclaim the Law of Light, Life, Love, and Liberty in the name of IAO.
The PRIESTESS Love is the law, love under will.\\
The Priestess takes the water and the salt and mixes them.
The PRIESTESS Let the salt of Earth admonish the Water to bear the virtue of the Great Sea. (Genuflects.) Mother, be thou adored.\\
She makes a + on Priest with open hand over his forehead, breast, and body.\\
Be the Priest pure of body and soul!\\
The Priestess take the censer and puts incense therein.\\
Let the Fire and the Air make sweet the world! (Genuflects.)\\
Father, be thou adored.\\
She makes + with the censer before the Priest, thrice as before.\\
Be the Priest fervent of body and soul!\\
Kneeling, she takes the Lance, between her open hands, and runs them up and down the shaft eleven times, very gently.\\
Be the Lord present among us!
The PRIEST So mote it be. (Gives Lance to Priestess to hold.)\\
The Priest takes the ewer and sprinkles the Priestess, making five crosses, forehead, shoulders, and thighs. The Priest takes the censer and makes five crosses, as before. He kneels for a space in adoration, with joined hands, knuckles closed, thumb between index and medius. He rises. (Priestess returns Lance to Priest, and takes cup and paten.) The Priest makes the five crosses.\\
2+ on paten and cup\\
+4 on paten alone;\\
+5 on cup alone.
The PRIEST Life of man upon earth, fruit of labor, sustenance of endeavor, thus be thou nourishment of the Spirit!\\
He touches the Host with the Lance.\\
By virtue of the Rod be this bread the Body of God!\\
He takes the Host.\\
He replaces the Host, and adores.\\
Vehicle of the joy of Man upon earth, solace of labor,\\
Inspiration of endeavor, thus be thou ecstasy of the Spirit!
He touches the Cup with the Lance.\\
By the virtue of the Rod be this wine the Blood of God!\\
He takes the Cup.\\
He replaces the Cup, and adores.\\
For this is the Covenant of Resurrection.\\
He makes five crosses on the Priestess.\\
Accept, O Lord, this sacrifice of life and joy, true warrants of the Covenant of Resurrection.\\
The Priest offers the Lance to the Priestess, who kissess it; he then touches her between her breasts and upon the body. He then flings out his arms upward, as comprehending the whole shrine.\\
Let this offering be borne upon the waves of Aethyr to our Lord and Father the Sun that travelleth over the Heavens in his name ON.\\
He closes his hands, kisses the Priestess between the breast, and makes three great crosses over the Paten, the Cup, and himself. He strikes his breast. He makes three crosses on the Paten and Cup together. He uncovers the Cup, genuflects. Rising, he takes the Cup in his left hand (give Lance to Priestess) and the Host in his right. With the Host he makes the five crosses on the Cup.\\
He elevates the Host and the Cup.\\
Priestess strikes bell.
He replaces the Host and the Cup, and adores. He takes the Paten between the index and medius of the right hand.\\
Lord most secret, bless this spiritual food unto our bodies, bestoewing upon us health and wealth and strength and joy and peace, and that fulfillment of will and of love under will that is perpetual happiness.\\
He makes + with Paten and kisses it. He uncovers the Cup, genuflects, rises. He takes the Host, and breaks it over the Cup. He replaces the right-hand portion in the Paten. He breaks off a particle of the left-hand portion.\\
He replaces the left-hand part of the Host. The Priestess extends the Lance-point with her left hand to receive the particle. The Priest clasps the Cup in his left hand. Together they depress the Lance-point in the Cup.
The Priest takes the Lance. The Priestess covers the Cup.\\
The Priest genuflects, rises, bows, joins hands.\\
He strikes his breast.
The PRIEST O Lion and O Serpent that destroyed the destroyer, be mighty among us.\\
O Lion and O Serpent that destroyed the destroyer, be mighty among us.\\
O Lion and O Serpent that destroyed the destroyer, be mighty among us.
The Priestess takes the Lance in her right hand. With her left hand she offers the Paten. The Priest kneels.\\
In my mouth be the essence of the life of the Sun!\\
He takes the Host with his right hand, makes + with it on the Paten, and consumes it. Silence. The Priestess takes, uncovers, and offers the Cup, as before.\\
In my mouth be the essence of the joy of the earth!\\
He takes the Cup, makes + on the Priestess, drains it and returns it. Silence.\\
He rises, takes Lance, and makes sign of Blazing Star.
There is no part of me that is not of the Gods.
The PRIESTESS SO mote it be.

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