Te Deum may be incorporated in solemn
form into other liturgy or used as a solitary rite. If it is
incorporated, it is done so in the following manner:
At the Holy Mass, it may follow the Postcommunion prayer, before the
Dismissal and Blessing.
At Morning Prayer in the usual location.
At Evening Prayer after the Phos hilaron.
celebrant is vested in cope of the color of the day, with stole. If the
Te Deum is incorporated into the Holy
Mass, then the Celebrant may remain in the chasuble or take the cope.
If he takes the cope, then he need not exchange it again for the
chasuble for the dismissal and blessing.
Sacred Ministers are vested in dalmatic/tunicle if during the Holy
Mass. Else, the principal assisting clergy are vested in copes
without stoles. Other clergy are vested in choir dress.
of the clergy wears hats during this service except for the zucchetto.
as an independent service or incorporated into other liturgy, the
thurifer(s) precede(s) the Sacred Ministers to the pavement before
the altar. They reverence the altar in the usual manner, and then the
Celebrant blesses the incense in the usual manner.
the ministers and servers facing the altar, the Te
Deum is begun. If it is to be intoned,
then it is intoned by the Celebrant. Else, the choir simply begins
it. When the Te Deum begins,
the bells are set ringing.
the Te Deum
is begun, the celebrant ascends the altar with the ministers and
censes the altar. If a second thurifer is present, he remains on the pavement.
censing the altar, the celebrant returns to the pavement and hands
the thurible to the thurifer. The thurifer remains on the pavement
and stands on the Gospel side facing liturgical south, i.e., with the
altar to his left. If a second thurifer is used, he stands on the
epistle side facing liturgical north, i.e., with the altar on his
right. Both thurifers remain behind (further from the altar than) the
celebrant and ministers. The thurifers keep the thuribles swinging,
and may use large swings in keeping with the dignity and solemnity of
the remainder of the singing of the Te
Deum, the celebrant, ministers, and
servers remain on the pavement facing the altar. The people stand.
versicles and responses are then said or sung.
the service is done as an independent service, then the celebrant
concludes it by turning to the people and giving the blessing in the
usual manner. If this service is done in conjunction with the
Benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament, then the blessing by the
celebrant is omitted, the blessing instead being that in the Sacred Benediction.
Te Deum is given in English in Morning
latin version may be found in the Liber Processionalis 2009 - Second
Edition. in the 2010 Book of Common Prayer Daily Offices, see below.
Words given in parentheses are sung on the preceding tone.
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