O "Blessed is the Kingdom." Cross yourself and bow.
O The Great Litany. How many petitions are there? ___ Sing "Lord Have Mercy" along with the choir.
O The First Antiphon. Psalm 102, "Bless the Lord, O My Soul."
O The Little Litany. How many petitions are there? ___ Cross yourself when you hear "Most blessed and glorious Lady Theotokos and ever-virgin Mary."
O The Second Antiphon. It starts with "Glory to the Father, and the Son and the Holy Spirit," then Psalm 145, "Praise the Lord, O my soul. I will praise the Lord in my life." How does the 2nd part start? ______________________________
O The Little Litany. How many petitions are there? ___ Sing "Lord Have Mercy" along with the choir.
O The Third Antiphon. "In Thy kingdom remember us, O Lord, when Thou comest in Thy kingdom" from Luke 23:42, followed by 12 verses, "Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven" from Matthew 5:1-12.
O "Holy God." Cross yourself and touch the floor each time you hear "Holy God! Holy Mighty! Holy Immortal!"
O The Epistle. What book is being read today? __________________________
O The Gospel. Stand up straight and be very still and quiet during the Gospel. Listen for the priest or deacon to tell you what Gospel is being read. Today it is from __________________
O The Litany of Fervent Supplication. Cross yourself when you hear different people being mentioned: The Metropolitan and bishops, the president, and even the names of people you know! Sing along with the choir.
O The Litany for the Catechumens. Are there any Catechumens in your church? Pray for them during this Litany!
O Hymn of the Entrance. Stand up straight and be very still and quiet. Sing "The Cherubic Hymn" along with the choir. Watch for the priest and servers to come out of the altar. Do you see what the priest is carrying? He is holding the chalice and diskos that have our gifts of bread and wine in them.
O The Litany of Supplication. How many petitions are there? ___ Sing "Lord Have Mercy" with the choir.
O The Creed. Stand up straight and be very still and quiet. Chant "I believe..." with everyone.
O The Anaphora or Eucharistic Prayer. This is a very solemn part of the Divine Liturgy. Try to stand very still and be very quiet during this part of the service.
O The Hymn to the Theotokos. Sing "It is truly meet" along with the choir.
O The Litany Before the Lord's Prayer. How many petitions are there? ___
O The Lord's Prayer. Stand up straight and be very still and quiet. Sing "Our Father."
O Prayers Before Communion. Time to line up for Communion, stand still, cross your hands over your chest.
O The Litany of Thanksgiving. How many petitions are there? ___
O The Prayer Before the Ambo. This is the prayer when the priest comes out of the altar.
O The Dismissal. Is the sermon done before or after this?
I couldn't figure out how to get little boxes to check, so we are using circles. This past week, we tried this out after Liturgy, during Sunday school with kids ages 6-10 and it went pretty well, we watched a video on YouTube about the Liturgy after talking about each item, and noting key words to listen for. For the future, I would make a simpler one, for the 6 year olds... This next Sunday our priest gave the kids permission to use the checklist and pencils during the Liturgy (only this once, as it could be a distraction, or cause the kids to draw, definitely not an appropriate time/place)!
Thank you to Emma for inspiring this:
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