TRINITY CATHEDRAL LA CATEDRAL DE LA TRINIDAD
The Cathedral of the Episcopal Diocese of Arizona
An Order of Worship for Evening Sunday 15 November 2020 WELCOME/INTRODUCTION Officiant: Light and peace, in Jesus Christ our Lord. People: Thanks be to God. It is not ourselves that we proclaim; we proclaim Christ Jesus as Lord, and ourselves as your servants, for Jesus' sake. For the same God who said, "Out of darkness let light shine," has caused his light to shine within us, to give the light of revelationâ€”the revelation of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. Let us Pray: Eternal God, who led your ancient people into freedom by a pillar of cloud by day and a pillar of fire by night: Grant that we who walk in the light of your presence may rejoice in the liberty of the children of God; through Jesus Christ our Lord. People:
OFFICE HYMN: Lucis creator optime O blest Creator, source of light; you gave the day with splendor bright. When on the new and living earth, you brought all things to glorious birth. You joined the morn and evening ray; you found it good and called it day But now the threatening darkness nears, we pray you, Father, calm our fears Lest we, beset by doubt and strife, forget your blessed gift of life And anguished and in mind distressed, be crushed by guilt, by sin oppressed. Eternal Father, help us rise and strive to gain the heavenly prize; for you alone can make us strong to turn from sin and cease from wrong Defend us, Father, through the night, and with your Son, and Spirit bright The Trinity whom we adore be with us now and evermore.
PSALM 46 (read in unison)
God is our refuge and strength, * a very present help in trouble. 2
Therefore we will not fear, though the earth be moved, * and though the mountains be toppled into the depths of the sea; 3
Though its waters rage and foam, * and though the mountains tremble at its tumult. 4
The LORD of hosts is with us; * the God of Jacob is our stronghold. 5
There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God, * the holy habitation of the Most High. 6
God is in the midst of her; she shall not be overthrown; * God shall help her at the break of day. 7
The nations make much ado, and the kingdoms are shaken; * God has spoken, and the earth shall melt away. 8
The LORD of hosts is with us; * the God of Jacob is our stronghold. 9
Come now and look upon the works of the LORD, * what awesome things he has done on earth. 10
It is he who makes war to cease in all the world; * he breaks the bow, and shatters the spear, and burns the shields with fire. 11
"Be still, then, and know that I am God; * I will be exalted among the nations; I will be exalted in the earth." 12
The LORD of hosts is with us; * the God of Jacob is our stronghold. Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit: as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen.
Lector: A Reading from the Gospel according to St. Matthew 13
“But woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you lock people out of the kingdom of heaven. For you do not go in yourselves, and when others are going in, you stop them.[a] 15 Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you cross sea and land to make a single convert, and you make the new convert twice as much a child of hell[b] as yourselves. 16
“Woe to you, blind guides, who say, ‘Whoever swears by the sanctuary is bound by nothing, but whoever swears by the gold of the sanctuary is bound by the oath.’ 17 You blind fools! For which is greater, the gold or the sanctuary that has made the gold sacred? 18 And you say, ‘Whoever swears by the altar is bound by nothing, but whoever swears by the gift that is on the altar is bound by the oath.’ 19 How blind you are! For which is greater, the gift or the altar that makes the gift sacred? 20 So whoever swears by the altar, swears by it and by everything on it; 21 and whoever swears by the sanctuary, swears by it and by the one who dwells in it; 22 and whoever swears by heaven, swears by the throne of God and by the one who is seated upon it. 23
“Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you tithe mint, dill, and cummin, and have neglected the weightier matters of the law: justice and mercy and faith. It is these you ought to have practiced without neglecting the others. 24 You blind guides! You strain out a gnat but swallow a camel! Lector: Here ends the Lesson MEDITATION
Augustine of Hippo
Pastorale (from Messiah) Peter Mahigian, piano
G. F. Handel
THE PRAYERS V. R. V. R.
Into your hands, O Lord, I commend my spirit; For you have redeemed me, O Lord, O God of truth. Keep us, O Lord, as the apple of your eye; Hide us under the shadow of your wings.
Lord, have mercy. Christ, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.
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 those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Officiant: People Officiant:
Lord, hear our prayer And let our cry come to you. Let us pray.
Be present, O merciful God, and protect us through the hours of this night, so that we who are wearied by the changes and chances of this life may rest in your eternal changelessness; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. Keep watch, dear Lord, with those who work, or watch, or weep this night, and give your angels charge over those who sleep. Tend the sick, Lord Christ; give rest to the weary, bless the dying, soothe the suffering, pity the afflicted, shield the joyous; and all for your love's sake. Amen. NUNC DIMITTIS (The canticle is sung by cantor) Guide us waking, O Lord, and guard us sleeping; that awake we may watch with Christ, and asleep we may rest in peace. Lord, you now have set your servant free * to go in peace as you have promised; For these eyes of mine have seen the Savior, * whom you have prepared for all the world to see: A Light to enlighten the nations, * and the glory of your people Israel. Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit: * as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen.
Guide us waking, O Lord, and guard us sleeping; that awake we may watch with Christ, and asleep we may rest in peace THE GRACE Officiant: People:
Let us bless the Lord. Thanks be to God.
The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with us all evermore. People:
Choir Compline - Sunday, November 15, 2020