Eucharist (Holy Mass) Part 31

The Agnus Dei (The lamp of God prayer )
While the priest performs the rite of breaking the host and the commingling, the people sing or say the following prayer, known as the Agnus Dei (Latin for Lamb of God)

Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world,
have mercy on us
Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world,
have mercy on us
Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world,
grant us peace.

The Lamb of God is another prayer that takes us right up to God’s throne. When we recite these words, we join the myriad of angels who worship Jesus as the victorious Lamb in the heavenly liturgy that St John describes in the book of Revelation. Jesus is addressed as the Lamb of God for the New Testament reveals Jesus as the new Passover Lamb who was sacrificed for our sake.St Paul calls Jesus “our paschal lamb” who has been sacrificed. (Cor5:7) The book of revelation refers to Jesus as the Lamb who was slain.

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