2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year C, 2010)

Entrance Praise to the Lord, the almighty
Kyrie Kyrie II from Paschal Mass (Alan Rees)
Gloria Glory to God in the highest (John L Bell)
Psalm Ps 95 (Eugene Monaghan/A Gregory Murray)
Gospel Acclamation Alleluia Mode 2 (Plainchant)
Preparation of the Gifts Cantate Domino (Giuseppe Pitoni, 1657-1743)
Sanctus, Acclamation, Amen Community Mass (Richard Proulx)
Agnus Dei Holy Family Mass (John Schiavone)
Communion Draw nigh and take the body of the Lord
Postcommunion Venite Comedite (William Byrd, c. 1540-1623)
Recessional O praise ye the Lord

Byrd’s Venite Comedite from Book II of the Gradualia sets the text of the Tract from the Votive Mass of the Blessed Sacrament:

Come, eat my bread, and drink the wine which I have mingled for you. (Proverbs 9:5)

It's one of the rare traditional liturgical texts which uses the word wine in a context referring to the Lord’s blood; a fitting text anyway, I thought, to accompany today’s Gospel reading recounting the wedding feast at Cana.

Modern writers tend to make more free with the W-word, as for instance in Bernadette Farrell’s

Hear our prayer, through this bread and wine we share.

Perhaps the traditional text we sang today indicates that those modern writers are not in the wrong.

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