The 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:

1. At the Holy Mass, it may follow the Postcommunion prayer, before the Dismissal and Blessing.

2. At Morning Prayer in the usual location.

3. At Evening Prayer after the Phos hilaron.

The 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.

 The 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.

 None of the clergy wears hats during this service except for the zucchetto.

 Whether 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.

 With 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.

 After 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.

 After 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 service.

 During the remainder of the singing of the Te Deum, the celebrant, ministers, and servers remain on the pavement facing the altar. The people stand.

 The versicles and responses are then said or sung.

 If 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.

The Te Deum is given in English in Morning Prayer. Its 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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