Saturday, March 16, 2013

Mass for Passion Sunday

 Sung Mass for Passion Sunday
6:00 p.m., Sunday March 17
St. Martin's Chapel
814 W. Maple Street, Fayetteville, AR

Service Sheet


INTROIT  Ps. 42: 1-3.
GIVE sentence with me, O God, and defend my cause against the ungodly people: O deliver my soul from the deceitful and wicked man: for thou art the God of my strength. Ps. ibid. O sendout thy light and thy truth, that they may lead me : and bring me unto thy holy hill, and to thy dwelling. Give sentence with me.

WE beseech thee, Almighty God, mercifully to look upon thy people: that by thy great
goodness they may be governed and preserved evermore, both in body and soul. Through.

WE beseech thee, O Lord, mercifully to hear the prayers of thy people: that being delivered from all adversities and all false doctrines, thy Church may serve thee in freedom and quietness.

O GOD, the pastor and governour of them that put their trust in thee, look down in
mercy on thy servant, Francis, whom thou hast chosen to be pastor and ruler of thy Church: grant unto him, we beseech thee, to be in word and conversation a wholesome example to the people committed to his charge; that he with them may attain at last to the crown of everlasting life. Through.

EPISTLE Hebrews 9:11-15
But Christ being come an high priest of good things to come, by a greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this building;  Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us.  For if the blood of bulls and of goats, and the ashes of an heifer sprinkling the unclean, sanctifieth to the purifying of the flesh:  How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?  And for this cause he is the mediator of the new testament, that by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions that were under the first testament, they which are called might receive the promise of eternal inheritance.

GRADUAL. Ps.143:9-10, 17:48-49
Deliver me, O Lord, from mine enemies: teach me to do the thing that pleaseth thee. Ps. 18. It is the Lord that delivereth me from my cruel enemies, and setteth me up above mine adversaries: thou shalt rid me from the wicked man.

TRACT. Ps. 129:1-4
Many a time have they fought against me from my youth up. y. May Israel now say: yea many a time have they vexed me from my youth up. V. But they have not prevailed against me: the plowers plowed upon my back. V. And made long furrows: but the righteous Lord hath hewn the snares of the ungodly in pieces.

GOSPEL John 8:46-59.
At that time, Jesus said to the crowds of the Jews:  Which of you convinceth me of sin? And if I say the truth, why do ye not believe me?  He that is of God heareth God's words: ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God.  Then answered the Jews, and said unto him, Say we not well that thou art a Samaritan, and hast a devil?  Jesus answered, I have not a devil; but I honour my Father, and ye do dishonour me.   And I seek not mine own glory: there is one that seeketh and judgeth. Verily, verily, I say unto you, If a man keep my saying, he shall never see death. Then said the Jews unto him, Now we know that thou hast a devil. Abraham is dead, and the prophets; and thou sayest, If a man keep my saying, he shall never taste of death.  Art thou greater than our father Abraham, which is dead? and the prophets are dead: whom makest thou thyself?  Jesus answered, If I honour myself, my honour is nothing: it is my Father that honoureth me; of whom ye say, that he is your God:  Yet ye have not known him; but I know him: and if I should say, I know him not, I shall be a liar like unto you: but I know him, and keep his saying. Your father Abraham rejoiced to see my day: and he saw it, and was glad.  Then said the Jews unto him, Thou art not yet fifty years old, and hast thou seen Abraham?  Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am.  Then took they up stones to cast at him: but Jesus hid himself, and went out of the temple, going through the midst of them, and so passed by.

I will give thanks unto the Lord with my whole heart: O do well unto thy servant, that I may live, and keep thy word: quicken thou me, according to thy word, o Lord.

GRANT, O Lord, we pray thee, that these our oblations may deliver us from every bond of iniquity, and obtain for us the bounteous gifts of thy mercy. Through.

DEFEND, O Lord, we pray thee, us thy servants: that we, cleaving fast to things heavenly, may
faithfully serve thee both in body and soul

WE beseech thee, O Lord, mercifully to accept these our oblations: granting unto Francis thy servant, that like as thou hast chosen him to be pastor and ruler of thy Church, so he may be governed evermore by. thy defence. Through.

It is very meet, right, and our bounden duty, that we should at all times, and in all places, give thanks unto thee: O Lord holy, Father almighty, everlasting God.  Who upon the wood of the Cross didst accomplish the salvation of the race of man: that whence death arose, thence Life also might rise again: and that he who by a Tree was once the vanquisher, might also by a Tree be vanquished: through Jesus Christ our Lord. Therefore with Angels and Archangels, and with all the company of heaven, we laud and magnify thy glorious Name; ever-more praising thee and saying.

COMMUNION I Corinthians 11:24-25
This is my Body, which is given for you: this cup is the new testament in my Blood, saith the Lord: this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of me.


ASSIST us mercifully, O Lord our God: that we whom thou hast here refreshed with thy holy
mysteries, may be defended by thy perpetual succour. Through.

GRANT, we beseech thee, 0 Lord our God, that we, whom thou hast made partakers of heavenly gladness, may by thee be defended from all earthly perils.

DEFEND us, O Lord, we beseech thee, who have here received these heavenly mysteries: and grant that thy servant Francis, whom thou hast chosen to be pastor and ruler of thy Church, together with the flock committed to his charge, may thereby be preserved and strengthened against all adversities. Through.