The Body and Blood of Christ (Year A, 2014)

Sunday, 22 June 2014

Entrance Sweet Sacrament Divine
Kyrie Penitential Act from Mass of the Redeemer (mcb)
Gloria Mass of the Redeemer
Psalm Ps 147 (Colin Mawby)
Gospel Acclamation Advent Gospel Acclamation (Andrew Wright) with chanted verse
Preparation of the Gifts Oculi Omnium (Charles Wood, 1866-1926)
Sanctus, Acclamation, Amen Mass of the Redeemer
Agnus Dei Mass of the Redeemer
Communion Take and Eat (Michael Joncas)
Postcommunion Ave Verum Corpus (Edward Elgar, 1857-1934)
Recessional Soul of my Saviour

The Gradual for Corpus Christi begins with the words

The eyes of all look towards you in hope, O Lord;
and you give them their food in due season.

We sang Charles Wood’s simple prayerful setting of the same text. This and our Communion song (a third outing this year for Take and Eat) allowed a depiction of the Blessed Sacrament not solely as an object of adoration, but also as heavenly food.

Today was our last Mass with Canon Tony McBride, Cathedral Dean for the past eleven years. Throughout this time he has been a pillar of support for music in the Cathedral, not only in personal encouragement and financial underpinning for our activities, but in his own willingness to sing the liturgy, the way all priests should. Truly a hard act to follow: we wish him well in his new parish.

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