The Solemn Liturgy of Maundy Thursday

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Thursday, April 18, 2019
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.

Today's sermon is part of a series by Bishop Chartres entitled ‘Humanity brought to life by the humanity of God’

“Is it not evident that the Father accepts the sacrifice not because he demands it or feels some need of it but in order to carry out his own plans? Humanity had to be brought to life by the humanity of God ...we had to be called back to him by his Son. Let the rest be adored in silence.” Saint Gregory Nazianzen - Orations for Easter (45)

Celebrant: Fr Turner

Preacher: The Rt. Rev. Richard Chartres.

Deacon: Fr Moretz

Subdeacon: Fr Spencer

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: (See leaflet)
Praise to the Holiest in the height

Gloria: Missa Euge bone Christopher Tye (c. 1505-1572)

Lesson: Exodus 12:1-14

Psalm: 116:1-2, 11-16 Anglican Chant (Walford Davies)

Epistle: 1 Corinthians 11:23-26

Hymn: (See leaflet)
Sion, praise thy Saviour, singing

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

Anthem: A new commandment, Thomas Tallis (c. 1505-1585) Tristis est anima mea usque ad mortem, Orlandus Lassus (1532-1594)

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

Motet: Ubi caritas, Maurice Duruflé (1902-1986)

Hymn: (See leaflet)
And now, O Father, mindful of the love

Service: Mass for five voices, William Byrd (c. 1540-1623) Mass for five voices, William Byrd (c. 1540-1623)

Motet: Tantum ergo, Maurice Duruflé

Hymn: (See leaflet)
Humbly I adore thee, Verity unseen

Procession of the Blessed Sacrament to the Altar of Repose

Hymn: (See leaflet)
Now, my tongue, the mystery telling

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


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