Sunday, 10 October 2010
|Entrance||All people that on earth do dwell|
|Kyrie||Kyrie II from Paschal Mass (Alan Rees)|
|Gloria||Glory to God in the Highest (John L Bell)|
|Psalm||Ps 97: The Lord has shown his salvation (Geoffrey Boulton Smith)|
|Gospel Acclamation||Salisbury Alleluia (Christopher Walker)|
|Preparation of the Gifts||Domine, non sum dignus (Tomás Luis de Victoria c. 1548-1611)|
|Sanctus, Acclamation, Amen||Mass of Creation (Marty Haugen)|
|Agnus Dei||(Alan Rees)|
|Communion||Now we remain (David Haas)|
|Postcommunion||He hath filled the hungry (Felix Mendelssohn, 1809-1847)|
|Recessional||Thanks be to God (Stephen Dean)|
Today’s Communion antiphon, from Ps 33:
The rich suffer want and go hungry, but nothing shall be lacking to those who fear the Lord
finds an echo in the Magnificat:
He hath filled the hungry with good things, and the rich he hath sent empty away
We sang these lines from Mendelssohn’s unaccompanied setting, Op 69 no 3. This section is scored for four soloists, but it makes for a luminous and direct choir piece.
The story in St Luke’s Gospel of the healing of the lepers prompted us to pray for our own healing in the words of the centurion (in Matthew 8:8), set by Victoria, and to give thanks in our final hymn.
The second reading, from 2 Timothy, included the words
If we have died with him, then we shall live with him
The final, dramatic verse of David Haas’s Now we remain paraphrases this to
For to live with the Lord, we must die with the Lord
Inverting the two clauses like this turns St Paul’s words from consolation to challenge.