Mass of the Lord's Supper (Holy Thursday, 2015)

Thursday, 2 April 2015

Opening Hymn The Glory of the Cross (John Ainslie)
Kyrie Missa Orbis Factor
Gloria Psallite
Responsorial Psalm The Blessing Cup (Christopher Walker)
Gospel Acclamation Glory and Praise (mcb)
Washing of Feet If there is this love among you (Martin Barry & Diane Murden) listen
Preparation of the Gifts Ubi Caritas (Maurice Duruflé, 1902-1986) listen
Sanctus Missa Orbis Factor
Memorial Acclamation BMissal Tone: When we eat this Bread
Agnus Dei Missa Orbis Factor & Missa super Laudate Dominum (Orlande de Lassus, 1532-1594) listen
Communion Take and Eat (Michael Joncas)
Procession Pange Lingua (plainchant)
Stay with me (Taizé)

The Altar of Repose tonight was situated in the Cathedral’s Blessed Sacrament Chapel in the south transept. To the best of my knowledge this was the first time this part of the building had been used as a liturgical space in many years, but it felt highly appropriate. We used the same space over the next two days for the Office of Readings and Morning Prayer, which made for a nice connection as we watched and waited in different ways over the course of the three days.

Earlier, Bishop John had followed Pope Francis’s lead in washing women’s feet as well as men’s. It wasn’t the first time at the Cathedral – I remember it from a dozen or so years ago when Fr John Dale was Dean – and it felt for all the world like it had always been done this way.

Choral scholar Seb Marshall conducted us in the Duruflé with sensitivity and skill.

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