Maundy Thursday

Maundy Thursday – O God, who have called us to participate in this most sacred Supper, in which your Only Begotten Son, when about to hand himself over to death, entrusted to the Church a sacrifice new for all eternity, the banquet of his love, grant, we pray, that we may draw from so...

Vespers in Holy Week

Holy Week at Vespers – 3. Fulfilled is all that David told in true prophetic song of old, That God the nations’ king should be And reign in triumph from the tree. 4. O tree of beauty, tree most fair, ordained those holy limbs to bear: Gone is your shame, each crimsoned bough Proclaims...

Vespers in Holy Week

Holy Week at Vespers – 1. The royal banners forward go; The cross shines forth in mystic glow Where he, by whom our flesh was made, In that same flesh our ransom paid: 2. Where deep for us the spear was dyed, Life’s torrent rushing from his side, To wash us in the precious...

Holy Monday

Monday in Holy Week – O God, your Son chose the path which led to pain before joy and the cross before glory. Plant his cross in our hearts, so that in its power and love we may come at last to joy and glory; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. ~Collect of...

Lauds on Palm Sunday

Lauds on Palm Sunday and in Holy Week – Short Lesson Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, taking the form of a servant, being born in...

Vespers in Holy Week

Holy Week at Vespers – 1. The royal banners forward go; The cross shines forth in mystic glow Where he, by whom our flesh was made, In that same flesh our ransom paid: 2. Where deep for us the spear was dyed, Life’s torrent rushing from his side, To wash us in the precious...

Lauds in Holy Week

Holy Week at Lauds – Sing, my tongue, the glorious battle; Sing the ending of the fray. Now above the cross, the trophy, Sound the loud triumphant lay; Tell how Christ, the world’s redeemer, As a victim won the day. ~Office Hymn, st. 1

Lauds in Holy Week

Holy Week at Lauds By your blood, O Lord, you ransomed us for God. By your blood, O Lord, you ransomed us for God. From every tribe and tongue and people and nation. You ransomed us for God. Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. By your blood,...