The Solemn Liturgy of Maundy Thursday

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Thursday, April 17, 2014
5:30 pm High Altar



Almighty Father, whose dear Son, on the night before he suffered, did institute the Sacrament of his Body and Blood: Mercifully grant that we may thankfully receive the same in remembrance of him who in these holy mysteries giveth us a pledge of life eternal, the same thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord; who now liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit ever, one God, world without end. Amen.

After the Procession of the Blessed Sacrament to the Altar of Repose, a Watch is kept on Maundy Thursday. Click on photo to access more.

This is the first of the three great services of the triduum. Tomorrow, please return for the Solemn Liturgy of Good Friday. Then, on Saturday, complete your observance of the triduum with the Great Vigil and First Eucharist of Easter.

Celebrant: Fr Mead

Preacher: Fr Mead

Deacon: Fr Austin

Subdeacon: Fr Spurlock

Sung by: The Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys

Prelude: Le banquet céleste, Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992)

The Solemn Liturgy of Maundy Thursday

Hymn: [in leaflet]
Praise to the Holiest in the height,

Gloria: Messe en sol, Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)

Lesson: Exodus 12:1-14

Psalm: 78:13-21, 24-25, Anglican Chant (Stanford, Barnby, Atkins)

Epistle: 1 Corinthians 11:23-26

Hymn: [in leaflet]
Sion praise thy Saviour, singing

Gospel: John 13:1-17,31b-35

Hymn: [in leaflet, stanzas 5 & 6]
Sion praise thy Saviour, singing

At Mandutum, Motet: Ubi caritas et amor
Maurice Duruflé (1902-1986)

Motet: Drop, drop, slow tears
Orlando Gibbons (1583-1625)

At Offertory, Motet: Tristis est anima mea usque ad mortem
Orlandus Lassus (1532-1594)

Mass Setting: Mass for Five Voices
William Byrd (c. 1540-1623)

Motet: Tantum ergo Sacramentum
Maurice Duruflé

Hymn: [in leaflet]
Humbly I adore thee, Verity unseen,

Procession of the Blessed Sacrament to the Altar of Repose

Hymn: [in leaflet]
Now my tongue, the mystery telling

The Stripping of the Altar

Psalm 22: Deus, Deus meus, Plainsong (Tone II1)

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