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Trinity Sunday, 2013

posted May 24, 2013, 8:27 AM by Rochester Ordinariate   [ updated May 24, 2013, 8:34 AM ]
Sunday, May 26, 2013
Trinity Sunday  
Sung Mass according to the Anglican Use, 3pm,
Coffee hour following,

Aspeges me — Ps 50:1

Introit: Cáritas Dei — Rom. 5:5, 10, 11; Ps. 103

Processional hymn: 
268 — I bind unto my self today

Psalm: 8: 4-5, 6-7, 8-9 - plainchant

Gospel Hymn:
273 — Holy God, we praise thy Name

Offertory hymn:
267 — Holy Father, great Creator

Communion anthem and music:
Benedícimus Deum — Tob. 12:6 
& 204 — Humbly, I adore thee

Recessional hymn:
270 — Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God of Hosts

Readings follow the Roman lectionary for the day for Trinity Sunday.

Trinity Sunday! 

Many interesting things are happening.  First, as we celebrate the mystery of the most Holy Trinity on Sunday, we will recite the Athanasian creed, as has been our tradition.  This creed is full-throated Trinitarian orthodoxy!  No namby-pamby waffling here.

Our processional hymn is an all-time favorite:  St. Patrick's breastplate.

Next, as we move out of Easter-tide and Pentecost, the Asperges me is restored to use as the ritual sprinkling chant before mass.

The Sundays following this one are - according to the liturgical calendar for the Ordinariate - not Ordinary! (Only our leaders are Ordinary) No, they are Sundays after Trinity, or more generally, time after Trinity Sunday.

We also note that we are presently in the middle of the Ember days.  Prayers for vocations to Holy Orders can be prayed here.

Finally, there has been a lot of blog activity this week.  Fr. Dwight Longenecker has not just one, but two plain speaking pieces.  The New Liturgical Movement featured Pentecost with our brethren at Mt. Calvary, Baltimore.
A Roman rite priest, via the Deacon's Bench blog, via Fr. Zed, gives an indirect compliment to the Anglican Use, talking about "submitting to the rite" - a turn of phrase that is new to me, but seems to catch something of our tradition.