Procession

  1. Let us go forth in peace.
  2. In the Name of Christ. A-men.

Processional Hymn:               “For all the Saints”                         Hymnal #209

                                               (“Sine nomine”)   vv.1 – 6

Station at the Chancel step

  1. Be glad, O ye righteous, and rejoice in the Lord:
  2. And be joyful, all ye that are true of heart.

Let us pray. Almighty and everlasting God, who in one solemnity hast vouchsafed unto us to venerate the merits of all thy Saints : we beseech thee; that, at the intercession of so great a multitude, thou wouldest bestow upon us, who entreat thee, the abundance of thy mercy. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Hymn #209                                     vv. 7 & 8

+The Order of the Holy Mass+

— Mass for Four Voices by William Byrd —

[Gloria & Credo ‘de Angelis’]

The Mass of the Catechumens (Liturgy of the Word)

Introit: Gaudeamus. Rejoice we all, and praise the Lord, celebrating a holy Day in hon-our of All the Saints: in whose solemnity the Angels are joyful, and glori-fy the Son of God. Ps. Rejoice in the Lord, O ye righteous: for it becometh well the just to be thankful. Glory be … Rejoice we all …

Kyrie eleison (iij).             Christe eleison (iij).               Kyrie eleison (iij).

Gloria in Excelsis           (Missa de Angelis)

Glory be to God on high,

And in earth peace, good will towards men. We praise thee, we bless thee, we worship thee, we glorify thee, we give thanks to thee for thy great glory, O Lord God, heavenly King, God the Father Almighty.

O Lord, the only-begotten Son, Jesu Christ; O Lord God, Lamb of God, Son of the Father, that takest away the sin of the world, have mercy upon us. Thou that takest away the sin of the world, receive our prayer. Thou that sittest at the right hand of God the Father, have mercy upon us.

For thou only art holy; thou only art the Lord; thou only, O Christ, with the Holy Ghost, art most high (+) in the glory of God the Father. Amen.

  1. The Lord be with you.
  2. And with thy spirit.

Collect (kneel)

Let us pray.  O Almighty God, who hast knit together thine elect in one communion and fellowship, in the mystical Body of thy Son Christ our Lord : Grant us grace so to follow thy blessed Saints in all virtuous and godly living; that we may come to those unspeakable joys, which thou hast prepared for them that unfeignedly love thee; through the same Jesus Christ our Lord thy Son, who with thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, liveth and reigneth God, throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.

The people sit for the reading, and stand for the Gradual and Alleluia.

Epistle: Revelation vii. 9-17

At the conclusion of the passage, the reader says,

Here endeth the Lesson.

People Thanks be to God.

Gradual: Timete Dominum. O fear the Lord, all ye Saints of his: for they that fear him lack nothing. V. But they that seek the Lord: shall want no manner of thing that is good.

Alleluia: Venite ad me. Alleluia. Alleluia. Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden: and I will give you rest. Alleluia is not repeated, but the Sequence follows immediately.

Proper Sequence:         Sponsa Christi quae per orbem           (Sarum plainsong)

All stand and face the Reader for the Gospel.

Deacon The Lord be with you.

People And with thy spirit.

Deacon The Continuation of the Holy Gospel according to Matthew.

People Glory be to thee, O Lord.

Gospel: S Matthew v. 1-12.

And at the conclusion of the reading,

People Praise be to thee, O Christ.

The Homily                                                                          Father Kevin

The Mass of the Faithful (Liturgy of the Sacrament)

Credo – The Nicene Creed     (Missa de Angelis)

I believe in one God,

the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, and of all things visible and invisible;

And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only-begotten Son of God, begotten of the Father before all worlds, God, of God; Light, of Light; very God, of very God; begotten, not made; being of one substance with the Father; through whom all things were made: who for us men and for our salvation came down from heaven, (here it is customary to kneel)

and was incarnate by the Holy Ghost of the Virgin Mary, and was made man, (stand, and bow)

and was crucified also for us under Pontius Pilate. He suffered and was buried, (rise) and the third day he rose again according to the Scriptures, and ascended into heaven, and sitteth on the right hand of the Father. And he shall come again with glory to judge both the quick and the dead: whose kingdom shall have no end.

And I believe in the Holy Ghost, the Lord, the Giver of Life, who proceedeth from the Father and the Son, who with the Father and the Son together is worshipped and glorified, who spake by the Prophets.

And I believe One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church. I acknowledge one Baptism for the remission of sins. And I look for the Resurrection of the dead, (+) and the Life of the world to come. Amen.

  1. The Lord be with you.
  2. And with thy spirit.

Offertory: Justorum animae. The souls of the righteous are in the hand of God; and there shall no torment touch them: in the sight of the unwise they seemed to die, but they are in peace, alleluia.

Choral Offering:       “O quam gloriosum est regnum”     Tomás Luis de Victoria

O quam gloriosum est regnum,                      O how glorious is the Kingdom

in quo cum Christo gaudent omnes Sancti!       wherein all the Saints rejoice with Christ!

Amicti stolis albis,                                      Arrayed in white robes,

sequuntur Agnum, quocumque ierit.               they follow the Lamb, whithersoever he goeth.

Offering Hymn:              “Give me the wings of faith”                 Hymnal #215  (“Wiltshire”)

The Intention of the Mass

The Holy Sacrifice is offered today to the praise and glory of Almighty God, and for the wellbeing and orthodoxy of his holy Church; with special intention for all Churches and Religious Communities dedicated under the patronage of All Saints.

After declaring any special intentions, the Celebrant addresses the congregation,

Pray, brethren and sisters, that this, my sacrifice and yours alike, may be acceptable unto God the Father Almighty.

People 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.

Secret

We offer unto thee, O Lord, the gifts of our bounden duty and service : that they may both be acceptable unto thee for the honour of all thy Saints, and through thy mercy profitable unto us for our salvation; Through Jesus Christ our Lord, thy Son, who with thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, liveth and reigneth God.

Throughout all ages world without end.   Amen.

The HOLY ANAPHORA or CANON

Sursum corda & Preface

Priest                      The Lord be with you.

People                    And with thy spirit.

Priest                      Lift up your hearts.

People                    We lift them up unto the Lord.

Priest                      Let us give thanks unto our Lord God.

People                    It is meet and right so to do.

Priest   It is very meet, right, and our bounden duty, that we should at all times, and in all places, give thanks unto thee, O Lord, Holy Father, Almighty, Everlasting God;

Who in the multitude of thy Saints hast compassed us about with so great a cloud of witnesses, that we, rejoicing in their fellowship, may run with patience the race that is set before us, and together with them may receive the crown of glory that fadeth not away;

And therefore, with Angels and Archangels, and with all the holy company of heaven, we laud and magnify thy glorious Name, evermore praising thee and saying:  (All kneel for the Consecration, which is begun silently as the choir sings:)

Sanctus & Benedictus

Sanctus, sanctus, sanctus, Dominus Deus Sabaoth:

pleni sunt cœli et terra gloria tua. Hosanna in excelsis.

Holy, holy, holy, Lord God of Hosts:

heaven and earth are full of thy glory. Hosanna in the highest.

INSTITUTION & ELEVATION

Who, in the same night that he was betrayed, took Bread; and, when he had given thanks, he brake it; and gave it to his disciples, saying, Take, eat;

THIS IS MY BODY WHICH IS GIVEN FOR YOU:

Do this in remembrance of me.

Likewise after supper he took the Cup; and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them, saying, Drink ye all, of this; for

THIS IS MY BLOOD OF THE NEW COVENANT,

WHICH IS SHED FOR YOU AND FOR MANY

FOR THE REMISSION OF SINS:

Do this, as oft as ye shall drink it, in remembrance of me.

(The Prayer continues silently as the choir sings:)

Benedictus (+) qui venit in nomine Domini. Hosanna in excelsis.

Blessed is He that cometh in the Name of the Lord: Hosanna in the highest.

Priest Throughout world without end. Amen.

***(the Our Father will be sung to the Festal Tone)***

Priest Let us pray. Commanded by saving precepts, and taught by divine institution, we are bold to say:

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name, thy Kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive them that trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.

The Priest continues silently with the Embolism.

The Fraction

Throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.

The Pax & Commixture

Priest   The peace of the Lord be always with you.

People   And with thy spirit.

Note concerning the ‘Peace’:

Because it is Christ’s Gift of Peace to us, and not just an expression of our friendship for each other, the Pax comes from the Altar (the Sign of Christ’s Presence among us), through the Ministers, and thence to the Congregation.

Please wait to receive the Peace from the Server, and pass it to those in your immediate vicinity, or to those with whom you specially need to reconcile.

Agnus Dei

Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi: miserere nobis. (ij)

Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi: dona nobis pacem.

O Lamb of God, that takest away the sin of the world: have mercy upon us. (2)

O Lamb of God, that takest away the sin of the world: grant us thy peace.

+The Holy Communion+

Confession & Absolution

Deacon Ye that do truly and earnestly repent you of your sins, and are in love and charity with your neighbours, and intend to lead a new life, following the commandments of God, and walking from henceforth in his holy ways: draw near with faith, and take this holy Sacrament to your comfort; and make your humble confession to almighty God, meekly kneeling upon your knees.

Almighty God, Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, Maker of all things, Judge of all men: 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. Amen.

The Celebrant holds up a consecrated Host before the people and says

Behold the Lamb of God; behold him who taketh away the sin of the world.

The people respond

Lord, I am not worthy that thou shouldest come under my roof,

but speak the word only, and my soul shall be healed. (iij)

The Anglican Church welcomes all who have been baptized with water in the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, to receive the Holy Sacrament of the Body and Blood of Christ, in faith, love, and reverence.

If you cannot in good conscience receive Communion, you may also come to the rail and cross your arms over your breast to receive a blessing.

At the distribution, the minister says to each communicant,

The Body of our Lord Jesus Christ, which was given for thee, preserve thy body and soul unto everlasting life. Amen.

The Blood of our Lord Jesus Christ, which was shed for thee, preserve thy body and soul unto everlasting life. Amen.

Music during Holy Communion:

Communion Hymn:   “If thou hast the skill to reckon”             Hymnal #210  (“Lewes”)

Communion: Beati mundo corde. Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God: blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the children of God. Blessed are they that are persecuted for righteousness’ sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

  1. The Lord be with you.
  2. And with thy spirit.

Post-communion

Let us pray. Grant, we beseech thee, O Lord, unto thy faithful people ever to rejoice in the veneration of all thy Saints: and to be defended by their per-petual supplication; Through Jesus Christ our Lord thy Son, who, with thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, liveth and reigneth God, throughout all ages world without end. Amen.

Priest       The Lord be with you.

Response And with thy spirit.

Priest      Ite, missa est.

Response Deo gratias.

Blessing

May Almighty God, to whose glory we celebrate this festival of all the Saints, be now and evermore your guide and defence; and give you grace to follow his holy ones in faith and hope and love;

And the blessing of God Almighty, (+) the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost, be amongst you, and remain with you always. Amen.

The Last Gospel

  1. The Lord be with you.
  2. And with thy spirit.
  3. The Beginning of the Holy Gospel according to John.
  4. Glory be to thee, O Lord.

S John i. 1-14  

Response at the conclusion is Thanks be to God.

Angelus Domini

  1. The Angel of the Lord brought tidings unto Mary,
  2. And she conceived by the Holy Ghost.

         Hail, Mary.

  1. Behold the handmaiden of the Lord,
  2. Be it unto me according to thy word.

         Hail, Mary.

  1. And the Word was made flesh,
  2. And dwelt among us.

         Hail, Mary.

  1. Pray for us, O holy Mother of God,
  2. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let us pray. We beseech thee, O Lord, pour thy grace into our hearts: that, as we have known the Incarnation of thy Son Jesus Christ by the message of an Angel, so by his Cross (+) and Passion we may be brought unto the glory of his Resurrection; through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.

Prayer to S Michael

  1. Most Sacred Heart of Jesus: have mercy upon us. (iij)

Closing Hymn:         “Joy and triumph everlasting”                 separate leaflet  (“Genevan Psalm 42”)

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