The Customary of Grace Church in Newark
On the credence
A small dish containing the ashes
An extra lavabo bowl
A piece of bread (for cleaning the celebrant's fingers)
The holy water vat and sprinkler
On the MC's table: A large Prayer Book, marked at page 264
All vest as usual. (The celebrant wears a chasuble, not a cope.)
All enter in the usual way while the choir sings the introit.
The Opening Acclamation and Kyrie are omitted. The celebrant’s greeting and the Collect of the Day immediately follow the introit. The collect is sung recto tono.
Liturgy of the Word
All is done as usual up to the end of the Homily.
The Creed, Prayers of the People, and usual Confession of Sin are omitted.
The Penitential Rite and Imposition of Ashes
The preacher, meanwhile, returns to his place.
As soon as the first candlebearer returns to his place, the MC, taking the large Prayer Book from the table, leads the celebrant and assisting priest to the foot of the altar. When they have passed through the rail, the MC moves to the left and the assisting priest to the right. The three together bow to the altar.
The MC hands the Prayer Book to the celebrant. The celebrant turns west to read the allocution. When he does, the MC and assisting priest make a quarter turn (as at the Sursum corda), so as to face him.
At the end of the allocution all three kneel on the lowest step. The celebrant returns the Prayer Book to the MC.
At the signal from the celebrant, the three ascend the altar steps. The second candlebearer brings the holy water vat to the assisting priest (walking up the side steps to the predella), and then returns to his place.
The MC places the Prayer Book (open to page 265) on the altar.
The celebrant blesses the ashes and sprinkles them with holy water.
The second candlebearer walks up the side steps to the predella, receives the vat from the assisting priest, and puts it back on the credence.
The choir begins the antiphon and Psalm 51.
Liturgy of the Eucharist