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Easter IV, 2013

posted Apr 19, 2013, 8:21 AM by Rochester Ordinariate   [ updated Apr 19, 2013, 11:31 AM ]
Sunday, April 21, 2013
Easter IV
Good Shepherd Sunday
Sung Mass according to the Anglican Use, 3pm,
coffee hour following,


We will have some great hymns this week.  The chant settings and sheet music are linked here.

Introit: Psalm 33: 5,6 Misericórdia Dómini
       --- Vidi aquam  Ezek 47: 1, 9 v. Ps 117:1

Processional hymn: 
296 For the beauty of the earth (with alternate tune:  DIX, #140)

Psalm:100: 1-2, 3, 5 - plainchant

Gospel Hymn: 
134 Come, pure hearts

Offertory hymn: 
376 Come down, O Love divine

Communion hymn:
210 Deck thyself, my soul with gladness

Recessional hymn: 
282 Praise, my soul, the King of heaven

Readings follow the Roman lectionary for the day.


The Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham (U.K.) has released their guidelines for the celebration of the Holy Eucharist.  We are delighted that the current practice of the St. Alban fellowship corresponds to the liturgical practice laid out there, which we expect will be similar to our U.S. liturgical guidelines.

In particular, we wish to stress these current practices of our fellowship that are commended:
  • The use of traditional English in the Rite I of the Book of Divine worship
  • The ancient practice of ad orientem celebration.
  • Sundays, solemnities, and some feasts are celebrated in a more solemn form with the use of incense and music.
  • The Roman Canon (Eucharistic Prayer I) is used, not simply on Sundays or solemnities.
  • Preserving silence and due reverence before the tabernacle, and in the Church before and after liturgical worship is the duty of both the clergy and the faithful.
  • The Anglican Use gradual is used for the singing of the Propers.
  • The Revised Standard Version of the bible (2nd Catholic edition) is used.
  • In keeping with the Anglican tradition, Holy Communion be distributed at a communion rail (or in a similar manner) to kneeling communicants.

Read it all.

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