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Easter VI, 2013

posted May 3, 2013, 8:33 AM by Rochester Ordinariate   [ updated May 5, 2013, 8:43 AM ]
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Easter VI
Sung Mass according to the Anglican Use, 3pm,
coffee hour following,

The order of service, chant settings and sheet music are linked here.

Vidi aquam:  Ezek 47: 1, 9 v. Ps 117:1

Introit: Vocem iucunditátis Isa. 48:20, Ps. 66

Processional hymn: 
103 (1st tune) See the conqueror mounts in triumph

Psalm: 67: 2-8 - plainchant

Gospel Hymn:
354 (2nd tune) And have the bright immensities

Offertory hymn:
105 Look, ye saints, the site is glorious

Communion anthem and music:
John 14:26 - Spiritus Sanctus & Psalm 51, Miserere mei, Deus, and 209, O Saving Victim.

Recessional hymn: 
106 The head that once was crowned with thorns

On Saturday, May 4, we remember in the English Martyrs in the liturgical calendar of the CSP Ordinariate.

In may seem like a rather awkward holiday for those of us in the Ordinariate. 

It is, in fact, a helpful reminder of the rupture that did occur at the Reformation, and why we Catholics of the English tradition must always be called back into continuity with our ancestors in the faith.  It is for this reason, we considered naming our group after the English Martyrs of the Reformation before finally choosing St. Alban, also a Martyr.

As a private opinion, it also suggests that our liturgical tradition should draw more heavily from the Sarum Use and the English Missal, than the uniquely Prayerbook elements.

At the same, time, how wonderful it is that the Church can recognize and incorporate the many good developments that came from the subsequent period, such as our Oxford fathers, and our beautiful hymns, many of which have found their way into "Ordinary Form" services.

Holy Martyrs of England, pray for us!

A description of each the 40 canonized martyrs (representing many more, perhaps 300) is given here.