Communion of the Sick or Hospitalized

A small table shall be placed near the bed of the sick one it shall be covered with a clean white linen cloth, and on it shall be placed an Ikon of the Lord Jesus Christ, a lighted candle, a glass of water, a spoon, and a napkin.

The Priest or Deacon shall take a particle of the Reserved Holy Mystery, put it into a Cup, and pour therein a little wine (to soften the Particle as much as may be sufficient for the sick one to receive).

Priest: Blessed is our God always, both now and for ever, and unto ages of ages. Amen.

Trisagion Prayers. All; Holy Trinity... Our Father. . .

For Yours is the Kingdom ... both now. . .

People: Amen. Lord have mercy (12). Glory . . . both now ...

(+) O come, let us worship and fall down before God our King; (+) O come, let us worship and fall down before Christ our King and our God, (+) O come, let us worship and fall down before Christ Himself, our King and our God.

The Symbol of the Faith

I believe in one God, the Father Almighty, Maker of Heaven and earth, and of all things visible and invisible and in one Lord Jesus Christ, the Only Begotten, Begotten' of the Father before all worlds; Light of Light, Very God of Very God, Begotten not made, of One Essence with the Father, through Whom all things were made; Who for us and for our salvation came down from Heaven, and was incarnate of the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary, and was I made man. And was crucified also for us under Pontius Pilate, and suffered and was buried. And the third day He rose according to the Scriptures; and ascended into Heaven, and sits on the right hand of the Father; and He shall come again in glory to judge both the quick and the dead; and His Kingdom shall have no end. And I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the Giver of Life, Who proceeds from the Father, Who with the Father and the Son together is worshiped and glorified; Who spoke through the Prophets. I believe in One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church. I acknowledge one Baptism for the remission of sins. I look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. Amen.

The Priest or Deacon recites the Communion troparia:

O Son of God, receive me today as a partaker of Your mystic Supper, for I shall not betray Your mysteries to Your enemies, nor will I give You a kiss as did Judas, but with the thief I will confess You, "Remember me, O Lord, when You come into Your Kingdom."

Glory ...

O Heavenly King, Comforter, Spirit of Truth, Treasury of Blessings and Bountiful Giver of Life, Who are in all places and fill all things, come, take Your abode in us' cleansing us of every sin, and, of Your goodness, O Lord, save our souls.

Both now ... Amen.


We acknowledged Him God, Who was incarnate of you, O Virgin Theotokos: intercede with Him to save our souls.

People: Lord have mercy (12).

Priest: Let us pray to the Lord.

People: Lord have mercy.

Priest: O Master, Lord Jesus Christ, our Savior, Who alone has the power to forgive sins, and are our Loving God, overlook, we beseech You, the transgressions of Your servant (Name), whether of knowledge or ignorance, granting to him (her) to partake without condemnation of Your immaculate Mysteries, not unto judgment, nor to the increase of sins, but to the cleansing of soul and body, and to the inheritance of Your Kingdom; for You are his (her) help and a firm wall and bulwark against the Adversary, and the purification of his (her) iniquities; for You are our merciful and Manbefriending God, and to You do we send up Glory: to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, both now and ever, and to the ages of ages. Amen.

People: Lord, I am not worthy that You should enter under my roof, into the house of my soul; for it is all deserted and in ruins, and You have not in me a fitting place to rest Your head; but since You desire to abide with me, I, trusting in Your compassion, have come to You; bid the doors of my unworthy lips to open, that I may be satisfied with You alone; enter into me, and cleanse me from every bodily and spiritual defilement; be You my Helper and Defender, and count me worthy to stand at Your right hand, through the intercessions and supplications of our all; pure Lady the Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary, with all the Saints' who in their generation have been well pleasing unto You, for Blessed are You to the ages of ages. Amen.

Prayer of St. John Chrysostom

People: I believe and confess, O Lord, that You are in truth the Christ, the Son of the Living God, that came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am the chief; and I believe that This is truly Your own immaculate Body, and this is Your own Precious Blood; wherefore, I pray you, have mercy on me, and forgive all my transgressions, both voluntary and involuntary, of thought, word, and deed; of knowledge and ignorance; and account me worthy without condemnation to partake of Your immaculate Mysteries, unto remission of sins and unto everlasting Life. Amen.

When the Confession of the sick one has been heard if there is a Priest present, Absolution given, the Priest or Deacon then prepares for the Partaking. Spreading the Paten under the chin of the sick one, the Priest or Deacon gives to him (her) the Holy Mysteries, saying:

The servant of God (Name) partakes of the Precious and All; Holy Body and Blood of our Lord God and Savior Jesus Christ unto the remission of sins and everlasting Life.

Lo! This has touched your lips, and your iniquities shall be taken away, and your sin purged.

After the Partaking, the Priest or Deacon says:

Lord, now let Your servant depart in peace, according to Your word, for my eyes have seen Your salvation, a Light to lighten the Gentiles, the Glory of Your people Israel.

Troparion of the Day

Priest/Deacon: Let us pray to the Lord.

People: Lord have mercy.

The Lord God most merciful have compassion on you. The Lord Jesus Christ bestow on you every good desire. The Lord Almighty deliver you from every calamity. The Lord teach you. The Lord give you understanding. The Lord help you; the Lord save you. The Lord protect you the Lord keep you; the Lord cleanse you. The Lord fill you with spiritual joy. The Lord be Defender of your soul and body. The Lord, as compassionate and loving, give to you forgiveness of sins. The Lord Jesus Christ have mercy on you in the day of judgment and bless you all the days of your life.

Glory ... both now... Amen.

Theotokion of the Day

Through the prayers of all the Saints, O Lord Jesus Christ, our God, and of the Theotokos, grant us Your peace and have mercy on us, for You alone are compassionate.


The blessing (+) of the Lord, through His Divine Grace and love for mankind, come upon you always, both now and ever, and to the ages of ages. Amen

Thanksgiving after Communion

People: Glory to You, our God, glory to You. (3)

Priest: I thank You, O Lord my God, Who has granted unto me, though unworthy, to receive Your all; pure and Holy Gifts. May Your Holy Body give profit unto me to everlasting, and Your Precious Blood unto remission of sins; may this Eucharist be unto me for joy, health and gladness, and at Your dread Second Coming, render me, a sinner, worthy to stand at the right hand of Your Majesty, with Your Eternal Father and Your All; Holy, Good and life; creating Spirit, both now and ever, and to the ages of ages. Amen.

Through the intercessions of Your all-pure Mother, and of all the Saints.

People: Amen.

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