10:00 A.M.HOLY EUCHARIST
Introit Psalm (sung)
Blessed be the Holy Trinity and the undivided Unity:
we will praise and glorify him, because he hath shewed his mercy upon us.
Let us bless the Father and the Son:
with the Holy Spirit.
Litany p. 30 (Click here to access the text for the Litany)
Collect for Purity p. 67
Kyrie p. 70
THE COLLECT p. 214
ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, who hast it given unto us thy servants grace, by the confession of a true faith, to acknowledge the glory of the eternal Trinity, and in the power of the Divine Majesty to worship the Unity: We beseech thee, that this holy faith may evermore be our defence against all adversities; who livest and reignest, one God, world without end. Amen.
THE LESSON. Revelation 4. 1. p. 215
AFTER this I saw, and behold, a door was opened in heaven: and the first voice which I heard was as it were of a trumpet talking with me; which said, Come up hither, and I will show thee things which must be hereafter. And immediately I was in the Spirit; and behold, a throne was set in heaven, and one sat on the throne: and he that sat was to look upon like a jasper and a sardius stone: and a rainbow round about the throne, in sight like unto an emerald. And round about the throne four and twenty seats; and upon the seats I saw four and twenty elders sitting, clothed in white raiment; and on their heads crowns of gold: and out of the throne proceed lightnings and thunderings and voices. And seven lamps of fire burning before the throne, which are the seven spirits of God; and before the throne as it were a sea of glass, like unto crystal; and in the midst of the throne, and round about the throne, four living creatures, full of eyes before and behind; the first one like a lion, and the second like a calf, and the third having a face like a man, and the fourth like a flying eagle; and every one of them had six wings; around and within they are full of eyes; and they rest not day or night, saying,
Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God the Almighty, Which was, and which is, and which is to come.
And when those living beings give glory and honour and thanks to him that sitteth upon the throne, who liveth for ever and ever, the four and twenty elders fall down before him that sitteth upon the throne, and worship him that liveth for ever and ever, and cast their crowns before the throne, saying,
Thou art worthy, O Lord,
To receive glory and honour and power;
For thou hast created all things,
And for thy pleasure they are, and were created.
Gradual Psalm: 136: 1-3 p. 506
1 O GIVE thanks unto the LORD, for he is gracious: / for his mercy endureth for ever.
2 O give thanks unto the God of all gods: / for his mercy endureth for ever.
3 O thank the Lord of all lords: / for his mercy endureth for ever.
THE GOSPEL. St John 3. 1. p. 216
THERE was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews: the same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these signs that thou doest, except God be with him. Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother’s womb, and be born? Jesus answered, Verily, verily I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again. The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth; so is every one that is born of the Spirit. Nicodemus answered and said unto him, How can these things be? Jesus answered and said unto him, Art thou a master of Israel, and knowest not these things? Verily, verily I say unto thee, We speak that we do know, and testify that we have seen; and ye receive not our witness. If I have told you earthly things, and ye believe not; how shall ye believe, if I tell you of heavenly things? And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man, who is in heaven. And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up: that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.
The Creed of Saint Athanasius p. 695 (Click here for the text of this creed)
Hymn before the Homily: 439 (Capetown)
Offertory Hymn: 183 (Old Hundredth-350)
The Intercession p. 75
Confession, Absolution p. 77
Thanksgiving p. 78
Consecration p. 82
Hymns during Communion: 490 (St. Peter); 485 (Trentham); 238 (St. Botolph -493)
Gloria In Excelsis p. 86
Recessional Hymn: 812 (St. Patrick)