27th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year B, 2015)

500th Anniversary of the Birth of St Teresa of Avila

Sunday, 4 October 2015

Entrance Holy God, we praise thy name
Kyrie Missa de Angelis
Gloria Missa de Angelis
Psalm Ps 127 (Eugene Monaghan)
Gospel Acclamation Easter Alleluia (plainchant)
Preparation of the Gifts (i) O Perfect Love
(ii) Christ has no body now but yours (David Ogden)
Sanctus, Acclamation, Amen Missa de Angelis
Agnus Dei Missa de Angelis
Communion (i) Living Bread, Bread of Heaven (mcb)
(ii) Nada te turbe (Taizé)
Postcommunion Ubi Caritas (Maurice Duruflé, 1902-1986)
Recessional For all the saints

We were joined by about thirty sisters (to say nothing of a friar or two) from the northern houses of the Discalced Carmelite Order, for a special celebration for the five hundredth birthday of their co-founder. Bishop John was our principal celebrant. In the interests of hospitality, we swapped our current regular Mass setting for more traditional fare, and sang settings of two texts penned by the saint herself.

St Thérèse of Lisieux was a member of the same order, and we sang the setting of her Chant d’aujourd’hui I wrote for the visit of the relics six years ago. The hymn at the Preparation of the Gifts and the Postcommunion motet kept us connected to the themes of today’s Lectionary selections.

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