4th Sunday of Easter (Year C, 2016)

Sunday, 17 April 2016

Entrance All people that on earth do dwell
Kyrie Kyrie Eleison from Missa Ubi Caritas (Bob Hurd)
Gloria Missa Ubi Caritas
Psalm We are his people (mcb)
Gospel Acclamation Easter Alleluia (plainchant)
Preparation of the Gifts Flocks in Pastures Green (J.S. Bach, 1685-1750)
Sanctus, Acclamation A, Amen Missa Ubi Caritas
Agnus Dei Missa Ubi Caritas
Communion You are the shepherd (Psallite)
Postcommunion O Quam Gloriosum (T.L. de Victoria, 1548-1611)
Recessional The King of love my shepherd is

The readings and propers today speak mainly of the Shepherd and his sheep, but the second reading from Apocalypse 7 talks instead of the Lamb:

they were standing in front of the throne
and in front of the Lamb,
dressed in white robes
and holding palms in their hands.

O Quam Gloriosum sets a similar text (an antiphon from Vespers for the feast of All Saints), which paraphrases the same scriptural source:

O how glorious is the kingdom
in which all the saints rejoice with Christ.
Robed in white,
they follow the Lamb
wherever he will go.

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