October 16, 2016      Trinity XXI


The sacristy bell at the back of the church is rung, signaling the beginning of the liturgy. All stand for the entry of the clergy and servers.

Asperges me                   Plainsong, Mode VII,                       English Gradual Pt I, pp. 13-14

After returning to the sanctuary, the priest moves off to change into his mass vestments before returning to the altar.

Upon the priest approaching the altar, the Introit is intoned by the cantor(s). The Kyries and Gloria are sung immediately following the Introit.


Introit                                 Plainsong, Tone VII                       English Gradual, Pt II, pp. 147-8

O Lord Almighty, everything is in subjection unto thee; and there is no man that is able to resist thy power: for thou hast created everything; heaven and earth, and all the wonders that under heaven’s vault are contained. Thou art the Lord and King of all things. Blesssed are those that are undeflied in the way: and walk in the law of the Lord. V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost. R. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen. Repeat: O Lord Almighty… …and King of all things.

Kyries                                         Missa de Angelis                         Plainsong, Mode V

Gloria                                         Missa de Angelis                           Plainsong, Mode V


The Collect of the Day (and any other collect to be sung) begins the Liturgy of the Word.


Priest: The Lord be with you.

Response (intoned on one note): And with thy spirit.

Priest: Let us pray. O God… ….world without end.

Response (intoned): Amen.

All are seated for the Old Testament Lesson.

Old Testament Lesson

Reader: A lesson from the book of_____… …Here endeth the lesson.

Response (spoken): Thanks be to God.

All stand for the Gradual. The first line is intoned by the cantor(s).

Gradual                                     Plainsong, Tone V          English Gradual, Pt II, p. 148

Lord, thou hast been our refuge: from one generation to another. Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever the earth and the world were made: thou art God from everlasting, and world without end.

All are seated for the Epistle.


Sub-deacon or reader: A lesson from the epistle of_____… …Here endeth the lesson.

Response (spoken): Thanks be to God.

All stand for the Alleluia. The first Alleluia is intoned by the cantor(s). Remain standing for the Sequence Hymn, Gospel, and Credo which follow.

Alleluia                                  Plainsong, Tone VI           English Gradual, Pt II, pp. 148-9

Alleluia. Alleluia. When Israel came out of Egypt: and the house of Jacob from among the strange people. Alleluia.

Sequence Hymn       Through all the changing scenes of life      Wiltshire – Book of Common Praise, 355


Deacon (or priest): The Lord be with you.

Response (intoned on one note): And with thy spirit.

Deacon (or priest): The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to ________.

Response (intoned): Glory be to thee, O Lord.

The Gospel is sung. At the conclusion of the Gospel, the following response is sung:

Response (intoned): Praise be to thee, O Christ.

Credo                                     Credo III ‘de Angelis’                               Plainsong, Mode V

All are seated for the sermon.


At the conclusion of the sermon, all stand. The priest approaches the altar, kisses it, and turns to the people.


Priest: The Lord be with you.

Response (intoned on one note): And with thy spirit.

Priest: Let us pray.

The cantor(s) intones the the opening line of the Offertory Sentence. The Offertory Motet (if applicable) and Offertory Hymn follow.

Offertory Sentence                       Plainsong, Tone II                 English Gradual, Pt II, p. 149

There was a man in the land of Uz, whose name was Job: perfect and upright, and one that feared God. And Satan sought to tempt him: and power was given unto him by the Lord over his possessions, and over his flesh. And he destroyed all his substance and his sons: and smote his flesh with sore boils.

Offertory Hymn Praise, my soul, the King of heaven      Lauda anima    Book of Common Praise, 353

Remain standing for the Intercessions and Secret prayer(s).

Intercessions                  Said

The Deacon (or Priest) then invites the people to kneel for the prayer of confession.

Confession                      Said by all:

Almighty God, Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, Maker of all things, Judge of all people: We acknowledge and confess our manifold sins and wickedness, Which we from time to time most grievously have committed, By thought, word, and deed, Against thy Divine Majesty. We do earnestly repent, And are heartily sorry for these our misdoings. Have mercy upon us, most merciful Father; For thy Son our Lord Jesus Christ’s sake, Forgive us all that is past; And grant that we may ever hereafter Serve and please thee In newness of life, To the honour and glory of thy Name; Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


Priest: Almighty God, our heavenly Father, who of his great mercy hath promised forgiveness of sins to all them that with hearty repentance and true faith turn unto him: Have mercy upon you; pardon and deliver you from all your sins; confirm and strengthen you in all goodness; and bring you to everlasting life; through Jesus Christ our Lord.

All (spoken): Amen.

Secret(s)            Said


Orate Fratres

Priest: Pray that my sacrifice and yours may be acceptable unto God, the Father Almighty.

All (spoken): The Lord receive this sacrifice at thy hands to the praise and glory of his holy name and to our benefit and that of all His Holy Church.

All stand for the Sursum Corda, Preface, and Sanctus/Benedictus.

Sursum Corda & Preface            Sung

Priest: The Lord be with you.

Response: And with thy spirit.

Priest: Lift up your hearts.

Response: We lift them up unto the Lord.

Priest: Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

Response: It is meet and right so to do.

Priest: It is very meet, right, and our bounden duty… Therefore, with angels and archangels, and with all the company of heaven… …evermore praising Thee and saying.

Sanctus/Benedictus                    Missa de Angelis                                  Plainsong, Mode V

At the conclusion of Benedictus, all kneel for the Prayer of Consecration.

Prayer of Consecration                                            Said

Towards the end of the prayer, the priest intones: “…O Father Almighty, world without end.” All respond with a sung Amen (p. 136 English Gradual Pt I). The priest leads into the Pater Noster: “And now, as our Saviour Christ, hath commanded and taught us, we are bold to say…”

All sing “Our Father, &etc…”

Pater Noster                    Sung by All                      Merbecke

The priest continues in silent prayer the priest intones: “…throughout all ages, world without end.”

All respond with a sung Amen (p. 139 English Gradual Pt I).

The Pax

Priest: The peace of the Lord be always with you.

Response: And with thy spirit.                     (p. 139 English Gradual Pt I)

The peace is exchanged. It is the custom in this parish to wait for the servers to pass the peace from the altar before the people exchange it with each other. Agnus Dei follows the exchange of the peace.

Agnus Dei                           Missa de Angelis                               Plainsong, Mode V

Ecce, Agnus Dei & Domine, Non Sum Dignus

Priest: Behold the Lamb of God; behold Him, who takest away the sin of the world.

Response: Amen.

All: Lord, I am not worthy that Thou shouldest come under my roof, but speak the word only and my soul shall be healed. (said 3x)


Communion Hymn       Just as I am        Saffron Walden        Book of Common Praise, 529

Communion Sentence                  Plainsong, Tone I           English Gradual, Pt II, pp. 149-50

My soul hath longed for thy salvation: and I have a good hope in thy word: when wilt thou be avenged of them that persecute me? They persecute me falsely: O be thou my help, O Lord my God.

Post-communion Collect(s)

Priest: The Lord be with you.

Response (intoned on one note): And with thy spirit.

Priest: Let us pray. O God… ….world without end.

Response (intoned): Amen.


Priest: The Lord be with you.

Response (intoned on one note): And with thy spirit.

Priest: Depart in peace (or Ite missa est)

Response (sung): Thanks be to God (or ‘Deo Gratias’)

Priest: The peace of God which passeth all understanding… …and remain with you always.

Response (said): Amen.

Marian Devotion      Angelus           Leaflet

Closing Hymn          When all thy mercies, O my God      St. Stephen        Book of Common Praise, 381


Please join us in the Parish Hall for coffee and dainties after mass.