Reading Ten (Mass, cont.)
But apart from the Mass, let those who may want to, read, [and] those who may want to, pray. Furthermore the attendants of the altar must be intent on the priest, and shall not look backwards. When there is singing in the church, the brothers must not keep [any] books, except only those pertaining to the service at hand, especially during the celebration of mass. After Per Omnia has been said next in order, the deacon shall wash and shall furnish the priest with the paten, and shall kiss his shoulder. At the Pax domini (Pax domini sit semper vobiscum R. Et cum spiritui tuo) ascending to the altar, the deacon and sub-deacon shall say the Agnus dei with the priest. Then the deacon humbly shall receive the kiss of peace from the priest, and he shall give [the kiss] to the sub-deacon, and the sub-deacon shall carry it away to the choir, first to the abbot, then to him who is in charge of the choir. And if neither the abbot nor the cantor in charge of the choir are there, he shall give [the kiss of peace] to the prior, and if the prior is not present, to the sub-prior; if he is not present; he shall give it first from the part in which the choir is held, in the same way as the incense.
After receiving it, the sub-deacon shall serve the wine to the priest from a pitcher; the juniors shall serve the water. The deacon, after the corporalia have been folded back by him, shall carry back the missal book, and as the priest is saying Dominus vobiscum , with bent knees he shall draw the chasuble a little. The sub-deacon shall receive the wrapped-up chalice and shall take it to its place: the juniors, after taking the candelabra shall go to the steps of the sanctuary. When the Ite missa est has been said by the deacon, if it is Sunday, the lector of the table, bowing, shall receive a benediction from the priest before the steps of the sanctuary, after Domine labia and so on has been said three times. And after things are finished by the priest in this way, in the same order in which they had come from the vestry these [brothers] shall likewise return to the vestry and after all the vestments have been deposited, they can go to relieve the necessities of the body, the remaining brothers shall similarly await the hour in silence either in the cloister or church, as they wish.