Sunday, 20 January 2013
|Entrance||The Church’s one foundation|
|Kyrie||Belmont Mass (Christopher Walker)|
|Psalm||Ps 95 (Monaghan/Murray)|
|Gospel Acclamation||Alleluia Mode 2 (Plainchant)|
|Preparation of the Gifts||Cantate Domino (Giuseppe Pitoni, 1657-1743)|
|Sanctus, Acclamation, Amen||Belmont Mass|
|Agnus Dei||Belmont Mass|
|Communion||Draw nigh and take the body of the Lord|
|Postcommunion||Venite Comedite (William Byrd, c. 1540-1623)|
|Recessional||O praise ye the Lord|
Today’s first reading from Isaiah included the words
as the bridegroom rejoices in his bride,
so will your God rejoice in you
which found a resonance in our opening hymn:
From heaven he came and sought herand our postcommunion motet, with the (Latin) words
to be his holy bride.
With his own blood he bought her,
and for her life he died.
Come and eat my bread,
and drink the wine I have poured out for you.
evoked the wine flowing in abundance at the wedding feast at Cana, recounted in today’s Gospel reading from St John.