Sunday, 17 March 2013
|Entrance||Lord Jesus, think on me|
|Kyrie||Missa Orbis Factor|
|Psalm||Ps 125 (mcb)|
|Gospel Acclamation||Glory and Praise (mcb)|
|Preparation of the Gifts||Thou knowest, Lord (Henry Purcell, 1659-1695)|
|Sanctus, Acclamation, Amen||Missa Orbis Factor|
|Agnus Dei||Missa Orbis Factor|
|Communion||You are my refuge and strength (Christopher Walker)|
|Postcommunion||Tu es Petrus (Maurice Duruflé, 1902-1986)|
|Recessional||When I survey the wondrous cross|
Our communion song was prompted by words in the entrance antiphon:
From the deceitful and cunning rescue me,
for you, O God, are my strength.
The forgiveness extended to the woman taken in adultery in today’s Gospel reading led us both to our opening hymn, and to the prayer for mercy from Purcell’s Music for the Funeral of Queen Mary. In the latter we were ably directed by choral scholar Aimée Presswood.
After Communion, we broke with our customary Lenten silence, to celebrate the election of Pope Francis with Duruflé’s appropriately joyful setting.