Saints in the First Eucharistic Prayer

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In the Communicantes

The text

In communion with those whose memory we venerate,
especially the glorious ever-Virgin Mary,
Mother of our God and Lord, Jesus Christ,
and blessed Joseph, her Spouse,
your blessed Apostles and Martyrs,
Peter and Paul, Andrew,
James, John,
Thomas, James, Philip,
Bartholomew, Matthew,
Simon and Jude;
Linus, Cletus, Clement, Sixtus,
Cornelius, Cyprian,
Lawrence, Chrysogonus,
John and Paul,
Cosmas and Damian
and all your Saints;
we ask that through their merits and prayers,
in all things we may be defended
by your protecting help.

Sorted list

The Holy Family
- Mary
- Joseph
Twelve Apostles
- Peter and Paul (!)
- Andrew
- James and John
- Thomas
- James
- Philip
- Bartholomew
- Matthew
- Simon and Jude
Five martyred popes
- Linus
- Cletus
- Clement
- Sixtus
- Cornelius
A bishop
- Cyprian of Carthage
A deacon
- Lawrence
Laymen
- Chrysogonus
- John and Paul
- Cosmas and Damian

In the Nobis quoque

The text

To us, also, your servants, who, though sinners,
hope in your abundant mercies,
graciously grant some share
and fellowship with your holy Apostles and Martyrs:
with John the Baptist, Stephen,
Matthias, Barnabas,
Ignatius, Alexander,
Marcellinus, Peter,
Felicity, Perpetua,
Agatha, Lucy,
Agnes, Cecilia, Anastasia
and all your Saints;
admit us, we beseech you,
into their company,
not weighing our merits,
but granting us your pardon,
through Christ our Lord.

Sorted list

Men
- John the Baptist
- Stephen, the first martyr
- Matthias, the Apostle
- Barnabas, the companion of Saint Paul
- Ignatius of Antioch, a martyr bishop
- Alexander, a martyr Pope
- Marcellinus and Peter, a priest and an exorcist who were martyred together
Women
- Felicity and Perpetua, female martyrs from Africa
- Agatha, a virgin martyr from Sicily
- Lucy, a virgin martyr from Sicily
- Agnes, a virgin martyr of Rome
- Cecilia, a virgin martyr of Rome, patroness of music
- Anastasia, a virgin martyr from Croatia.

Duplicate material

Eucharistic Prayer I (Roman Canon).

Before the Consecration

"In union with the whole Church we honor Mary, the ever-virgin mother of Jesus Christ our Lord and God. We honor Joseph, her husband, the apostles and martyrs Peter and Paul, Andrew, James, John, Thomas, James, Philip, Bartholomew, Matthew, Simon and Jude; we honor Linus, Cletus, Clement, Sixtus, Cornelius, Cyprian, Lawrence, Chrysogonus, John and Paul, Cosmas and Damian, and all the saints. May their merits and prayers grant us your constant help and protection."

The Holy Family
  • Mary
  • Joseph, her spouse
The Apostles

Twelve apostles are listed--but Paul is a second-generation apostle, not one of the original Twelve!

  • Peter
  • Paul
  • Andrew
  • James
  • John
  • Thomas
  • James
  • Philip
  • Bartholomew
  • Matthew
  • Simon
  • Jude
The Martyrs
Saint Lived Feast Notes
Linus
Cletus
Clement
Sixtus
Cornelius died June 253. September 16 Pope (251-253) and martyr. Rejected re-baptism of apostates by Novatian. Martyred with Cyprian.
Cyprian 210-258 September 16 Martyr. Supported Cornelius against Novatian and anabaptists.
Lawrence
Chrysogonus
John and Paul
Cosmas and Damian

After the Consecration

"For ourselves, too, we ask some share in the fellowship of your apostles and martyrs, with John the Baptist, Stephen, Matthias, Barnabas, Ignatius, Alexander, Marcellinus, Peter, Felicity, Perpetua, Agatha, Lucy, Agnes, Cecilia, Anastasia, and all the saints."

Saint Lived Feast Notes
John the Baptist
Stephen
Matthias
Barnabas
Ignatius
Alexander
Marcellinus
Peter
Felicity
Perpetua
Agatha d. 291 5 February
Lucy 283-304 13 December Patron saint of the blind; martyrs; Perugia, Italy; Mtarfa, Malta; epidemics; salesmen; Syracuse, Italy; throat infections; writers.
Agnes 291–304 21 January Virgin and Martyr of Rome. She is the patron saint of chastity, gardeners, girls, engaged couples, rape victims, and virgins.
Cecilia First saint whose body was found incorrupt!
Anastasia