Great Litany and High Mass
Third Sunday of Lent | March 23, 2014
Welcome We acknowledge our presence on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the Coast Salish Peoples.
Welcome to St. James’, especially if you are a newcomer or visitor. Children of all ages are fully welcome at every liturgy. We hope that you will enjoy your visit here with us. Please help us to get to know you by introducing yourself to one of the clergy. VISION STATEMENT Discovering the beauty of holiness in our lives and neighbourhood, by living a Christ-centred sacramental life rooted in the Anglo-Catholic tradition. MISSION OBJECTIVES To be a beacon for all as a neighbourhood and destination church where we invite and welcome friends, family and strangers into our midst; To deepen our life of prayer and formation in Christ; To develop relationships and fellowship in open, honest and spiritual ways among parishioners, with our neighbours, and those in need; To pursue and practice justice and mercy for the imparting of the Kingdom of God within and beyond the Parish; To maintain financial equilibrium, develop our reserves and optimize the use of our assets to ensure the preservation of our sacred space and ministry from generation to generation, to the everlasting glory of God. ______________________________________________________________________ TODAY 9:30 AM
Formation: Self-Abandonment to Divine Providence by Fr. J.P. de Caussade, S.J., with Tim Firth 9:45 AM Rosary Prayers, Lady Chapel 10:30 AM High Mass 12:00 PM Coffee Hour, Parish Hall 12:15 PM Confirmation/Re-affirmation/Reception, May Gutteridge Room 5:00 PM Evening Prayer, Blessed Sacrament Chapel ______________________________________________________________________ This booklet is printed on recycled paper. Discarded copies will be recycled. 2 | HIGH MASS
Before Mass If you require assistance at any time, please speak to one of the welcomers at the Church entrance (narthex). As a friendly reminder, please turn off all electronic devices that might disrupt worship. In the interest of security, please keep purses and other valuables with you at all times. Wireless hearing amplifiers are available. Washrooms can be accessed through the doors on the left hand side at the back of the church on the opposite side to the entrance. Your family is welcome at St. Jamesâ€™. Children may remain in the Church during the service: there is a play area with toys and colouring books in the back of the church. The sacrament of reconciliation (confession) is available. Speak with a priest to make an appointment. The Mass booklet contains all the prayers and information required to participate in the Mass. The directions given in this booklet to stand, sit and kneel are offered as guidelines to those who are able. The symbol + indicates when to make the sign of the cross. It is also customary to make a discreet bow at the name of Jesus.
You are encouraged to take the opportunity before Mass for silence, stillness and prayer. Please refrain from talking before Mass begins. We adore you, most Holy Lord Jesus Christ here and in all your churches throughout all the world; and we bless you because by your Holy Cross you have redeemed the world. St. Francis of Assisi
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"'The power of the Most High shall overshadow thee,' said the angel to Mary. This shadow beneath which the power of God conceals itself in order to bring Jesus Christ to souls, is the duty, attraction or cross which every moment brings."
Self-Abandonment to Divine Providence, Fr. J.P. de Caussade, S.J.: Tan Books, 1987, p. 4
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Entrance Rite At the entrance of the clergy and servers all stand.
THE GREAT LITANY 1 Invocations to the Holy Trinity Stand All
O God the Father, Creator of heaven and earth, Have mercy upon us.
O God the Son, Redeemer of the world, Have mercy upon us.
O God the Holy Ghost, Sanctifier of the faithful, Have mercy upon us.
O holy, blessed, and glorious Trinity, one God, Have mercy upon us.
2 Invocations to the Saints
Holy Virgin Mary, Mother of God our Saviour Jesus Christ, Pray for us.
All holy angels and Archangels and all holy orders of blessed spirits, Pray for us.
All holy Patriarchs, and Prophets, Apostles, Martyrs, Confessors & Virgins, and all the blessed company of heaven, Pray for us.
3 Prayers for Deliverance
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Remember not, Lord Christ, our offenses, nor the offenses of our forefathers; neither reward us according to our sins. Spare us, good Lord, spare thy people, whom thou hast redeemed with thy most precious blood, and by thy mercy preserve us for ever. Spare us, good Lord.
From all evil and wickedness; from sin; from the crafts and assaults of the devil; and from everlasting damnation, Good Lord, deliver us.
From all blindness of heart; from pride, vainglory, and hypocrisy; from envy, hatred, and malice; and from all want of charity, Good Lord, deliver us.
From all inordinate and sinful affections; and from all the deceits of the world, the flesh, and the devil, Good Lord, deliver us.
From all false doctrine, heresy, and schism; from hardness of heart, and contempt of thy Word and commandment, Good Lord, deliver us.
From lightning and tempest; from earthquake, fire, and flood; from plague, pestilence, and famine, Good Lord, deliver us.
From all oppression, conspiracy, and rebellion; from violence, battle, and murder; and from dying suddenly and unprepared, Good Lord, deliver us.
4 Appeals for deliverance recalling events in the life of Our Lord
By the mystery of thy holy Incarnation; by thy holy Nativity and submission to the Law; by thy Baptism, Fasting, and Temptation, Good Lord, deliver us.
By thine Agony and Bloody Sweat; by thy Cross and Passion; by thy precious Death and Burial; by thy glorious Resurrection and Ascension; and by the Coming of the Holy Ghost, Good Lord, deliver us.
In all time of our tribulation; in all time of our prosperity; in the hour of death, and in the day of judgment, Good Lord, deliver us.
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We sinners do beseech thee to hear us, O Lord God; and that it may please thee to rule and govern thy holy Church Universal in the right way, We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.
That it may please thee to illumine all bishops, priests, and deacons, with true knowledge and understanding of thy Word; and that both by their preaching and living, they may set it forth, and show it accordingly, We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.
That it may please thee to bless and keep all thy people, We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.
That it may please thee to send forth laborers into thy harvest, and to draw all mankind into thy kingdom, We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.
That it may please thee to give to all people increase of grace to hear and receive thy Word, and to bring forth the fruits of the Spirit, We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.
That it may please thee to bring into the way of truth all such as have erred, and are deceived, We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.
That it may please thee to give us a heart to love and fear thee, and diligently to live after thy commandments, We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.
That it may please thee so to rule the hearts of thy servants, Elizabeth our Queen, the leaders of this nation and all others in authority, that they may do justice, and love mercy, and walk in the ways of truth, We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.
That it may please thee to make wars to cease in all the world; to give to all nations unity, peace, and concord; and to bestow freedom upon all peoples, We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.
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That it may please thee to show thy pity upon all prisoners and captives, the homeless and the hungry, and all who are desolate and oppressed, We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.
That it may please thee to give and preserve to our use the bountiful fruits of the earth, so that in due time all may enjoy them, We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.
That it may please thee to inspire us, in our several callings, to do the work which thou givest us to do with singleness of heart as thy servants, and for the common good, We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.
That it may please thee to preserve all who are in danger by reason of their labor or their travel, We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.
That it may please thee to preserve, and provide for, all women in childbirth, young children and orphans, the widowed, and all whose homes are broken or torn by strife, We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.
That it may please thee to visit the lonely; to strengthen all who suffer in mind, body, and spirit; and to comfort with thy presence those who are failing and infirm, We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.
That it may please thee to support, help, and comfort all who are in danger, necessity, and tribulation, We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.
That it may please thee to have mercy upon all mankind, We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.
That it may please thee to give us true repentance; to forgive us all our sins, negligences, and ignorances; and to endue us with the grace of thy Holy Spirit to amend our lives according to thy holy Word, We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.
That it may please thee to forgive our enemies, persecutors, and slanderers, and to turn their hearts, We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.
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That it may please thee to strengthen such as do stand; to comfort and help the weakhearted; to raise up those who fall; and finally to beat down Satan under our feet, We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.
That it may please thee to grant to all the faithful departed eternal life and peace, remembering particularly â€Ś and those whose anniversaries are at this time. We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.
That it may please thee to grant that, in the fellowship of the Blessed Virgin Mary, St. James, and all the saints, we may attain to thy heavenly kingdom, We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.
6 Concluding Invocations
Son of God, we beseech thee to hear us. Son of God, we beseech thee to hear us.
O Lamb of God, that takest away the sins of the world, Have mercy upon us. O Lamb of God, that takest away the sins of the world, Have mercy upon us. O Lamb of God, that takest away the sins of the world, Grant us thy peace.
O Christ, hear us. O Christ, hear us.
INTROIT My eyes are ever looking to the Lord, for he shall pluck my feet out of the net; turn to me and have pity on me, for I am left alone and in misery. Oculi mei (Mode VII)
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KYRIE ELEISON Lord, have mercy upon us. Christ, have mercy upon us. Lord, have mercy upon us.
Kyrie eleison. Christe eleison. Kyrie eleison. Missa II (Kyrie fons bonitatis) â€“ plainsong
COLLECT OF THE DAY Celebrant All
The Lord be with you. And with thy spirit.
Let us pray. Almighty God, whose Son Jesus Christ gives the water of eternal life, may we always thirst for thee, the spring of life and source of goodness; through him who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
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The Liturgy of the Word OLD TESTAMENT READING
A reading from the Book of Exodus. From the wilderness of Sin the whole congregation of the Israelites journeyed by stages, as the Lord commanded. They camped at Rephidim, but there was no water for the people to drink. The people quarrelled with Moses, and said, "Give us water to drink." Moses said to them, "Why do you quarrel with me? Why do you test the Lord?" But the people thirsted there for water; and the people complained against Moses and said, "Why did you bring us out of Egypt, to kill us and our children and livestock with thirst?" So Moses cried out to the Lord, "What shall I do with this people? They are almost ready to stone me." The Lord said to Moses, "Go on ahead of the people, and take some of the elders of Israel with you; take in your hand the staff with which you struck the Nile, and go. I will be standing there in front of you on the rock at Horeb. Strike the rock, and water will come out of it, so that the people may drink." Moses did so, in the sight of the elders of Israel. He called the place Massah and Meribah, because the Israelites quarrelled and tested the Lord, saying, "Is the Lord among us or not?" Exodus17:1-7
The word of the Lord. Thanks be to God.
A cantor sings the antiphon first; the people repeat it thereafter.
Come, let us sing to the Lord; let us shout for joy to the rock of our salvation. Come, let us bow down, and bend the knee, and kneel before the Lord our Maker. Antiphon For he is our God, and we are the people of his pasture and the sheep of his hand. Oh, that to-day you would hearken to his voice!
Harden not your hearts, as your forebears did in the wilderness, at Meribah, and on that day at Massah, when they tempted me. Antiphon Psalm 95:1, 6-8 12 | HIGH MASS
EPISTLE READING Sub-deacon
A reading from the Letter of Paul to the Romans. Therefore, since we are justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have obtained access to this grace in which we stand; and we boast in our hope of sharing the glory of God. And not only that, but we also boast in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not disappoint us, because God's love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit that has been given to us. For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. Indeed, rarely will anyone die for a righteous person - though perhaps for a good person someone might actually dare to die. But God proves his love for us in that while we still were sinners Christ died for us. Much more surely then, now that we have been justified by his blood, will we be saved through him from the wrath of God. For if while we were enemies, we were reconciled to God through the death of his Son, much more surely, having been reconciled, will we be saved by his life. But more than that, we even boast in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation. Romans 5:1-11
The word of the Lord. Thanks be to God.
Stand To you I lift up my eyes, O Lord, to you, enthroned in the heavens. Be merciful to us, O Lord, be merciful to us. Ad te levavi (Mode VIII)
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THE HOLY GOSPEL
All stand and turn to face the book of the Gospels
Jesus came to a Samaritan city called Sychar, near the plot of ground that Jacob had given to his son Joseph. Jacob's well was there, and Jesus, tired out by his journey, was sitting by the well. It was about noon. A Samaritan woman came to draw water, and Jesus said to her, "Give me a drink." (His disciples had gone to the city to buy food.) The Samaritan woman said to him, "How is it that you, a Jew, ask a drink of me, a woman of Samaria?" (Jews do not share things in common with Samaritans.) Jesus answered her, "If you knew the gift of God, and who it is that is saying to you, 'Give me a drink,' you would have asked him, and he would have given you living water." The woman said to him, "Sir, you have no bucket, and the well is deep. Where do you get that living water? Are you greater than our ancestor Jacob, who gave us the well, and with his sons and his flocks drank from it?" Jesus said to her, "Everyone who drinks of this water will be thirsty again, but those who drink of the water that I will give them will never be thirsty. The water that I will give will become in them a spring of water gushing up to eternal life." The woman said to him, "Sir, give me this water, so that I may never be thirsty or have to keep coming here to draw water." Jesus said to her, "Go, call your husband, and come back." The woman answered him, "I have no husband." Jesus said to her, "You are right in saying, 'I have no husband'; for you have had five husbands, and the one you have now is not your husband. What you have said is true!" The woman said to him, "Sir, I see that you are a prophet. Our ancestors worshipped on this mountain, but you say that the place where people must worship is in Jerusalem." Jesus said to her, "Woman, believe me, the hour is coming when you will worship the Father neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem. You worship what you do not know; we worship what we know, for salvation is from the Jews. But the hour is coming, and is now here, when the true worshippers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father seeks such as these to worship him. God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth." The woman said to him, "I know that Messiah is coming" (who is 14 | HIGH MASS
called Christ). "When he comes, he will proclaim all things to us." Jesus said to her, "I am he, the one who is speaking to you." Just then his disciples came. They were astonished that he was speaking with a woman, but no one said, "What do you want?" or, "Why are you speaking with her?" Then the woman left her water jar and went back to the city. She said to the people, "Come and see a man who told me everything I have ever done! He cannot be the Messiah, can he?" They left the city and were on their way to him. Meanwhile the disciples were urging him, "Rabbi, eat something." But he said to them, "I have food to eat that you do not know about." So the disciples said to one another, "Surely no one has brought him something to eat?" Jesus said to them, "My food is to do the will of him who sent me and to complete his work. Do you not say, 'Four months more, then comes the harvest'? But I tell you, look around you, and see how the fields are ripe for harvesting. The reaper is already receiving wages and is gathering fruit for eternal life, so that sower and reaper may rejoice together. For here the saying holds true, 'One sows and another reaps.' I sent you to reap that for which you did not labour. Others have laboured, and you have entered into their labour." Many Samaritans from that city believed in him because of the woman's testimony, "He told me everything I have ever done." So when the Samaritans came to him, they asked him to stay with them; and he stayed there two days. And many more believed because of his word. They said to the woman, "It is no longer because of what you said that we believe, for we have heard for ourselves, and we know that this is truly the Saviour of the world." John 4:5-42
Be Seated Canon Douglas Williams (At the conclusion of the sermon, silence is kept)
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CONFESSION & ABSOLUTION
Ye that do truly and earnestly repent you of your sins, and are in love and charity with your neighbours, and intend to lead the new life, following the commandments of God, and walking from henceforth in his holy ways: draw near with faith, and take this holy sacrament to your comfort; and make your humble confession to almighty God.
Almighty God, Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, Maker of all things and judge of all people: We acknowledge and confess our manifold sins and wickedness, Which we from time to time most grievously have committed, By thought, word, and deed, against thy divine majesty. We do earnestly repent, and are heartily sorry for these our misdoings. Have mercy upon us, most merciful Father; For thy Son our Lord Jesus Christ’s sake, forgive us all that is past; And grant that we may ever hereafter Serve and please thee In newness of life, To the honour and glory of thy name; Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Almighty God, our heavenly Father, who of his great mercy hath promised forgiveness of sins to all them that with hearty repentance and true faith turn unto him: have mercy upon you; + pardon and deliver you from all your sins; confirm and strengthen you in all goodness; and bring you to everlasting life; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
The ministers and people may greet one another in the name of the Lord in the customary way.You may choose not to shake hands at the Peace. A simple exchange of “Peace be with you” with eye contact and a nod, or a bow, is a good substitute. 18 | HIGH MASS
The Liturgy of the Holy Eucharist OFFERTORY & PREPARATION OF THE GIFTS
The statutes of the Lord are right and rejoice the heart; sweeter far than honey, than honey in the comb; by them also is your servant enlightened. Justitiae Domini (Mode IV)
The People sing the hymn while the People’s gifts of bread, wine and money are brought forward. 533 Blue Hymn Book (Common Praise) – Jesus, Lover of My Soul
SURSUM CORDA & PROPER PREFACE
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It is very meet, right, and our bounden duty, that we should at all times and in all places, give thanks unto thee: O Lord, holy Father, almighty, everlasting God: creator and preserver of all things. Who hast bidden us thy faithful people to cleanse our hearts and to prepare with joy for the paschal feast; that reborn through the waters of baptism, and renewed in the Eucharistic mystery, we may be more fervent in prayer and more generous in works of love. Therefore with Angels and Archangels, and with all the company of heaven, we laud and magnify thy glorious name; evermore praising thee and saying:
SANCTUS & BENEDICTUS Sanctus, Sanctus, Sanctus Dominus Deus Sabaoth. Pleni sunt cĂŚli et terra Gloria tua. Hosanna in excelsis. + Benedictus qui venit in nomine Domini: Hosanna in excelsis.
Holy, holy, holy, Lord God of hosts, Heaven and earth are full of thy glory. Glory be to thee, O Lord most high. + Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord: Hosanna in the highest. Missa II (Kyrie fons bonitatis) â€“ plainsong
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PRAYER OF CONSECRATION Celebrant
Blessing and glory and thanksgiving be unto thee, almighty God, our heavenly Father, who of thy tender mercy didst give thine only Son Jesus Christ to take our nature upon him, and to suffer death upon the cross for our redemption; who made there, by his one oblation of himself once offered, a full, perfect, and sufficient sacrifice, oblation, and satisfaction, for the sins of the whole world; and did institute, and in his holy gospel command us to continue, a perpetual memorial of that his precious death, until his coming again. Hear us, O merciful Father, we most humbly beseech thee; and grant that we receiving these thy creatures of bread and wine, according to thy Son our Saviour Jesus Christ’s holy institution, in remembrance of his death and passion, may be partakers of his most blessed body and blood; who, in the same night that he was betrayed, took bread; and, when he had given thanks, he brake it; and gave it to his disciples, saying, “Take, eat; this is my body which is given for you: Do this in remembrance of me.” + Likewise after supper he took the cup; and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them, saying, “Drink ye all, of this; for this is my blood of the new covenant, which is shed for you and for many for the remission of sins: Do this, as oft as ye shall drink it, in remembrance of me.” +
Wherefore, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, we thy humble servants with all thy holy Church, remembering the precious death of thy beloved Son, his mighty resurrection, and glorious ascension, and looking for his coming again in glory, do make before thee, in this sacrament of the holy bread of eternal life and the cup of everlasting salvation, the memorial which he hath commanded. We praise thee, we bless thee, we thank thee and we pray to thee, Lord our God. And we entirely desire thy fatherly goodness mercifully to accept this our sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving, most humbly beseeching thee to grant, that by the merits and death of thy Son Jesus Christ, and through faith in his blood, we and all thy whole Church may obtain remission of our sins, and all other benefits of his passion; And we pray that by the power of thy Holy Spirit, all we who are partakers of this holy communion may be fulfilled with thy grace + and heavenly benediction; through Jesus Christ our Lord, by whom and with whom, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, all honour and glory be unto thee, O Father Almighty, world without end. Amen. HIGH MASS | 21
BREAKING OF THE BREAD
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We do not presume to come to this thy table, O merciful Lord, Trusting in our own righteousness, But in thy manifold and great mercies. we are not worthy So much as to gather up the crumbs under thy table. But thou art the same Lord, Whose property is always to have mercy: Grant us therefore, gracious Lord, So to eat the flesh of thy dear Son Jesus Christ, And to drink his blood, That we may evermore dwell in him, And he in us. Amen.
AGNUS DEI Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi: miserere nobis. Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi: miserere nobis Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi: dona nobis pacem.
Lamb of God, that takest away the sins of the world : have mercy upon us. Lamb of God, that takest away the sins of the world: have mercy upon us. Lamb of God, that takest away the sins of the world: grant us thy peace. Missa II (Kyrie fons bonitatis) – plainsong
All who are baptized and believe Christ present in this sacrament are invited to come forward for communion. Those who are unable to receive communion, or do not yet receive, are invited to come forward for a blessing. To indicate you wish a blessing, fold your arms rather than holding out your hand for the Sacrament. When coming forward to receive, please approach from the centre aisle only and follow the directions of the attendant standing at the head of the aisle. Please return to your seat via the side aisles. When you receive the Holy Bread please consume it immediately. It is no longer permissible to intinct the Holy Bread in the Holy Wine. You may choose not to receive the Holy Wine from the chalice at this time. If so, once you have received the Holy Bread please remain kneeling and fold your arms to indicate that you do not wish to receive from the chalice.
COMMUNION ANTIPHON “To him who drinks the water which I shall give,” said the Lord to the Samaritan woman, “it will be a spring of water welling up to life eternal.” Canticle Surely it is God who saves me: I will trust in him and will not be afraid. Qui biberit aquam (Mode V)
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Sit or kneel
507 Green Hymn Book (New English Hymnal) â€“ A Lent Prose
Concluding Rite PRAYER AFTER COMMUNION Celebrant All
The Lord be with you. And with thy spirit.
Let us pray. God of mercy and forgiveness, may we who share this sacrament live together in unity and peace, in the name of Jesus Christ the Lord. Amen.
SOLEMN PRAYER OVER THE PEOPLE AND BLESSING Deacon
Bow down before the Lord.
Look mercifully on this thy family, Almighty God, that by thy great goodness they may be governed and preserved evermore; through Christ our Lord. Amen. Amen And the blessing of God almighty, the + Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit be amongst you and remain with you always, through Christ our Lord, Amen.
Notices and announcements may be given.
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FINAL HYMN 508 Blue Hymn Book â€“ I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say For prayer requests, please contact the office or speak to a member of the clergy. Please notify the Parish Office (604-685-2532) when a parishioner/friend/family member is hospitalized or housebound. The Office will arrange visitation, Holy Communion or Anointing with the Parish Clergy Team and Pastoral Care Ministry Coordinator. If entering hospital, please inform the hospital on arrival that you (or the patient you are with) are Anglican and ask for the hospitalâ€™s Anglican chaplain.
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The Thurible RECTOR’S NOTES “The Cross of Christ is the Jacob's ladder by which we ascend into the highest heavens. There we see joyful Patriarchs, expecting Saints, Prophets ministering, Apostles publishing, and Doctors teaching, all Nations concentering, and Angels praising. That Cross is a tree set on fire with invisible flame, that Illuminateth all the world. The flame is Love: the Love in His bosom who died on it. In the light of which we see how to possess all the things in Heaven and Earth after His similitude. For He that suffered on it was the Son of God as you are: tho' He seemed only a mortal man. He had acquaintance and relations as you have, but He was a lover of Men and Angels. Was he not the Son of God; and Heir of the whole world? To this poor, bleeding, naked Man did all the corn and wine, and oil, and gold and silver in the world minister in an invisible manner, even as He was exposed lying and dying upon the Cross.” Thomas Traherne, Centuries of Meditation 1.60
As I prepare the Holy Week addresses, I am inviting your input on these words of Thomas Traherne: "The Cross is the abyss of wonders, the centre of desires, the school of virtues, the house of wisdom, the throne of love, the theatre of joys, and the place of sorrows; It is the root of happiness, and the gate of Heaven." (Centuries of Meditation 1.58) The addresses will use each image as a point of departure for reflecting on the meaning of the Cross. (This is outlined in the brochure Lent, Holy Week and Easter 2014.) How does this text help you pray and reflect on the Cross of Christ? How does it give you new insight into the mystery of the Cross, indeed the paschal mystery? Please offer your input by email, phone, on paper to the Office, or to me in person by April 2nd. Your input is most welcome since it will help to strengthen our journey together during Holy Week.
Inform. Inspire. Invite.
Today at St. James’
Formation on Sunday Growing in the Knowledge of God
Dido’s “Did You Know?” Resourcing Our Faith Liturgy
Quote of this Week Opportunities to Serve
Outreach to the World Justice & Mercy
Saints This Week
Mass this Week
Fr. Mark Greenaway-Robbins (on leave this week)
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TODAY AT ST. JAMES’ MORNING PRAYER 8:00 am in the Church LOW MASS 8:30 am in the Church FORMATION SESSION 9:30 am in the Bishops’ Room ROSARY PRAYERS – THE SORROWFUL MYSTERIES 9:45 am in the Lady Chapel
HIGH MASS 10:30 am in the Church COFFEE HOUR 12:00 pm in the Parish Hall CONFIRMATION/RE-AFFIRMATION/RECEPTION 12:15 pm in the May Gutteridge Room EVENING PRAYER 5:00 pm Blessed Sacrament Chapel
FORMATION ON SUNDAY FORMATION ON SUNDAY: TODAY Tim Firth on Fr. Jean Pierre de Caussade, S.J., and Self-Abandonment to Divine Providence 9:30 am, Bishop’s Room This work first appeared, although not in its present form, anonymously in the 1740s. Caussade, a French Jesuit (1675-1751), has bequeathed to us a remarkably straightforward, practical form of assistance in living that simple, happy, and grace filled life that we seek. It is not a book aimed at the specialist or learned person but rather one that may, as the introduction indicates, "be read by those to whom theory means little, and who ask of a book nothing but that it may lead them to God." The expressions that appear and reappear most often through the work and may be said to be its central themes, are abandonment to divine providence and the value of the present moment. When we look at—as well as live—our lives, we see the divine will manifest in what is presented to us at and in each moment of the day: the daily tasks, possibilities, joys, sufferings, and general requirements of our particular circumstances.
Assisting us to distinguish and know God's will is Caussade's main task and aim in this book which has seen at least 25 editions since it first appeared in its present form in 1861. By this standard at least, this could well be called a classic.
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SPEAKING PERSONALLY . . . Much has been written about the spiritual life offering guidance for souls and paths to follow. It seems that almost all the great writers and teachers of all traditions counsel—when you reduce their thoughts to their essence—submission to the will of God. A modern response, even from the well intentioned and those prepared to act on it is, I can't help but think: yes, but how do we know what the will of God is? Surely it is a puzzle beyond mere mortals? Here is where Caussade has been really helpful to me. The explanations and elaboration of how this process actually operates and the role that grace plays in it has left me much for which to be thankful. Let us consider and praise these great wonders. FORMATION DURING LENT: CLASSIC DEVOTIONAL WORKS 30 March Fr. Mark on the Philokalia 6 April Fr. Matthew on Christopher Smart's Jubilate Agno
GROWING IN THE KNOWLEDGE OF GOD SESSIONS FOR CONFIRMATION / RE-AFFIRMATION / RECEPTION TODAY Sunday, March 23, 12:15 pm approx. after High Mass in the May Gutteridge Room All welcome. Come and explore what’s on offer. Ask Fr. Mark for more information. Receive The Thurible every Saturday in an email! Subscribe by visiting www.stjames.bc.ca, on the home page click “Sign up for our Email Newsletter,” add your email address. It’s a great way to keep connected with the latest news and events – specially for those who cannot attend Mass every Sunday.
DIDO’S “DID YOU KNOW?” Thomas Traherne (born 1637, Hereford, died 1674, Teddington), last of the mystical poets of the Anglican clergy, which included most notably George Herbert and Henry Vaughan. The son of a shoemaker, Traherne was educated at Brasenose College, Oxford, ordained in 1660, and presented in 1661 to the living of Credenhill, which he held until 1674. From 1669 to 1674 Traherne lived in London and Teddington, serving as chaplain to Sir Orlando Bridgeman, lord keeper from 1667 to 1672. That year he became minister of Teddington Church, where he was buried when he died two years later. The greater part of Traherne’s poetry and his prose meditations remained unknown until their recovery in modern times. The chance discovery in 1896 in a London street bookstall of the manuscripts of Traherne’s Poetical Works (published 1903) and his Centuries of Meditations (published 1908) created a literary sensation. As a poet Traherne possessed originality of thought and intensity of feeling, particularly in his mystical evocations of the joy and innocence of childhood, but he lacked discipline in his use of metre and rhyme. Indeed, his poetry is overshadowed by the prose work Centuries of Meditations, in which he instructs an acquaintance in his personal philosophy of “felicity”; the latter was based on Traherne’s Christian training, his retention of vivid impressions of the wonder and joy of childhood, and his desire to regain that sense in a mature form. Excerpt from www.britannica.com/EBchecked/ topic/601991/Thomas-Traherne
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RESOURCING OUR FAITH TOP TIPS FOR THE OBSERVANCE OF LENT 1) Remember the goal of our Lenten journey – participation in the paschal mystery. The aim of Lent is to prepare us for the celebration of the passion, death and resurrection of Christ – the paschal mystery. Lent is a time of repentance, metanoia, a change of heart and mind, which is conversion. 2) Now’s the time to book Holy Week in your schedule. Since Holy Week is the culmination of our Lenten observance, prepare now to attend as much of the liturgy as possible. Why would you not prioritize a date with Jesus? Make a commitment to attend the liturgies of Holy Week. Spill ink in your diary. Save those dates in your calendar.
desires requires perseverance, prayer and patience. It is a season of grace when you can recommit to be in partnership with the grace of God. Suffering and joy are finely woven – be prepared for each. 6) Reconciliation is to be expected. Reconciliation is the fruit of God’s work of redemption. Examine your life before God. Confess your sin. Seek absolution. Make amends whenever possible. Live the resurrected-life of Christ. Meet Jesus Christ in scripture, in the sacrament of reconciliation and in silence. Meet Jesus Christ through practicing mercy. 7) Lent is not a private enterprise – we are in this together. Your sin diminishes the whole body of Christ. Your practice of mercy enriches the whole Church. Your conversion to Christ infuses all Christians with grace. Fr. Mark Greenaway-Robbins, Ash Wednesday, 2014. STATIONS OF THE CROSS ON FRIDAYS 12:45 pm Stations of the cross will be prayed on Fridays in Lent.
3) Be careful what you say about your practices. Keep your Lenten practices between you and God. Talk surrounding what you have given up and what you have taken up is often a cause of pride, competition and failure. Make your vow before God and share your practices with caution, only to seek spiritual guidance. 4) Give up sin. Take up the practice of mercy. Whatever you give up – all fasting and abstinence – has the ultimate purpose of equipping you to fast from sin. Don’t confuse the means with the end. Conversely, every practice you take up this Lent has one ultimate purpose – to enable you to practice mercy in all your relationships. 5) Lent is hard (although grace-filled). God’s work of conversion is life-changing. The reorientation of your heart and mind, your body and
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SERMON NOTES: Copies of recent sermons are available in the Narthex and online, at www.stjames.bc.ca. SERMONS ON VIDEO Don’t forget to check out videos of our sermons online, at www.stjames.bc.ca.
LITURGY LENT, HOLY WEEK AND EASTER 2014 BROCHURE Wondering what’s happening at St. James’ during Lent and Holy Week? Pick up a copy of this brochure that provides all the events, dates, times and details. Please take extra copies to give to others.
Available in the Narthex and at: http://tinyurl.com/lrtf63n
QUOTE OF THIS WEEK
OPPORTUNITIES TO SERVE SPRING BARGAIN SALE: VOLUNTEERS NEEDED The Women’s Guild invites you to join them in sorting sale goods on Tuesday, March 25th, from 9:00 am onwards, and then to help sell on Friday, March 28. The Friday schedule is: 10:00 am Refreshments 11:00 am -12:30 pm Sale 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm Clean-up For more information please call Pamela Jeacocke at 604-321-2213. Your donations of items for sale are still welcome and may be left at the back of the Upper Hall marked BARGAIN SALE. All household items are welcome, including dishes, kitchen utensils, small appliances (vacuum cleaners in good working order), bedding and towels, clean used clothing and footwear for all ages, books, CDs, jewelry and other treasures. Please note: the Guild does not accept TVs or other electronics. Pamela Jeacocke & Mary Ann Currie
Standing in a meadow shouting praises at the sun, like an English St Francis, Thomas Traherne astonished poets two centuries and more after his death, when his writings were discovered. Delight, the senses, water, air, space, light, were marks of his writing, like some Walt Whitman in a Herefordshire parsonage. Thanksgiving was the attitude into which his spirit fell back as if by nature. Christopher Howse, The Telegraph http://www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/8469008/Asun-within-him-Thomas-Trahernes-Easter.html
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OUR PARISH RECTOR ON LEAVE Fr. Mark will be on leave March 17-23, and he will be on a silent retreat at Westminster Abbey March 2428.
OUTREACH TO THE WORLD PROGRAMS IN EARTH LITERACIES: WORKSHOP Saturday, April 12, 2014, 9:30 am – 3:30 pm St. Philip’s Anglican Church 3737 W. 27th Ave. Vancouver Cost: $60.00. Registration: email@example.com Tel: 250 220 4601 / 604 272 4779 This workshop is based on Pauline Le Bel’s recent book, Becoming Intimate with the Earth. She speaks poignantly of this time we are living, “We have a new sacred narrative for the world – a scientific cosmology that redefines the role of humans and offers hope in these challenging times.” With wisdom, wit, and poetry, she will guide workshop participants through the Ways of Intimacy described in her book: Wonder, Emptiness, Imagining, Transformation, and Community. Opportunities for group interaction and storytelling, Intimacy Practices, Pauline’s Earth-honouring songs lead participants to see how our isolation and separation from the natural world keep us from being intimately connected to everything in the Universe and to the Divine who lives as Love at the heart of all. Please bring your lunch. Refreshments included.
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JUSTICE & MERCY FILM SCREENING: MIGRANT WORKERS JUSTICE Sunday, April 6th, 2014, 6 p.m. Our Lady of Sorrows Church Hall 555 Slocan St. Vancouver You are invited to a one-hour documentary The End of Immigration? Filmed in collaboration with community groups, unions and advocates across Canada and internationally, this film takes the pulse of a movement challenging the system that turns workers into global commodities. Known traditionally as a land of immigrants, Canada is recruiting more Temporary Foreign Workers than ever before, a process that could spell the end of immigration as we know it in Canada. This is a fund raising event for the ongoing support of migrant workers. Donations gratefully received by the Coalition for Migrant Workers Justice Committee.
SAINTS THIS WEEK St. Turibius of Mogrovejo Archbishop of Lima, 1606, March 24
Charles Henry Brent Bishop of the Philippines/Western NY, 1929 March 27
Turibius of Mogrovejo, ... became one of the first canonized saints of the Americas. Turibius was born in Spain in 1538, to a noble family in the kingdom of Leon … He became professor of law at the highly reputed University of Salamanca. His learning and virtuous reputation led to his appointment as Grand Inquisitor of Spain by King Philip II on the Court of the Inquisition at Granada.
The modern ecumenical movement got under way in the early years of the twentieth century, when Christians began to seek the reconciliation of their divided churches. One of the great early leaders of this movement was Charles Henry Brent, a bishop in the Episcopal Church of the United States.
His judicial wisdom and diligence drew the attention of King Philip II, who wanted Turibius – who was still a layman – to be consecrated as a missionary archbishop for the Spanish colony of Peru … He was consecrated as a bishop in 1581, at the age of 43, and immediately left for Lima, Peru … The new archbishop undertook to travel throughout the rugged and mountainous diocese, where he observed many of the worst effects of colonialism – both upon the enslaved and oppressed natives, and on many of the colonists who seemed to have lost their souls in the pursuit of wealth . To the indigenous Peruvians, the archbishop was a herald of the Gospel who held their lives as more precious than their country’s supplies of gold and silver. But to the many colonists ... he was a prophetic scourge – whose efforts to awaken the public conscience earned him rebukes and opposition. The archbishop became seriously ill in 1606. He sensed that his death was imminent, and decreed that his possessions should be distributed to the poor. Turibius died on March 23 ... He was declared a saint in 1726, and is now regarded as the patron of native peoples’ rights and the Latin American bishops.
He was born and educated in Ontario, and ordained in the diocese of Toronto, but a lack of openings led him to move to the United States, where he served parishes in Buffalo and Boston. In the year 1901, at the age of thirty-nine, he was appointed bishop of the Philippines, which the Americans had just seized from Spain, and for seventeen years laboured to bring Christianity to the pagan tribes in the northern part of that country. He also worked hard to end the opium traffic throughout Southeast Asia. After the First World War he returned to the continental United States as bishop of Western New York. In the meantime Brent had also become fired with the passion for Christian unity. He believed that the divided churches would return to communion with one another only if they honestly discussed the theological issues and principles of church-government which kept them apart. His quiet energy in this cause eventually resulted in the first Faith and Order Conference, held under his presidency at Lausanne, Switzerland, in the year 1925. He died of a heart attack at Lausanne four years later, but the Faith and Order movement continued and eventually helped to create the World Council of Churches.
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DAILY LECTIONARY DATE
MORNING PRAYER 9:00 AM
EVENING PRAYER 5:00 PM
MON. MARCH 24
2 Kgs 5:1-15a Ps 42:1-2, 11-15 Lk 4:24-30
Ps 80 Gen 44:18-34 1 Cor 7:25-31
Ps 8, 138 Gen 3:1-15 Rom 5:12-21
TUES. MARCH 25
Is 7:10-14 Ps 40:5-10 Heb 10:4-10 Lk 1:26-38
Ps 85, 87 Is 52:7-12 Heb 2:5-10
Ps 110:1-5, 132 Wis 9:1-12 Jn 1:9-14
WED. MARCH 26
Dt 4:1, 5-10 Ps 147:13-21 Mt 5:17-20
Ps 119:97-120 Gen 45:16-28 1 Cor 8:1-13
Ps 81, 82 Jer 8:18 – 9:6 Mk 6:13-29
THU. MARCH 27
Jer 7:21-28 Ps 95:1-9 Lk 11:14-23
Ps 83 Gen 46:1-7, 28-34 1 Cor 9:1-15
Ps 85, 86 Jer 10:11-24 Mk 6:30-46
FRI. MARCH 28
Hos 14:1-9 Ps 81 Mk 12:28-34
Ps 95, 88 Gen 47:1-26 1 Cor 9:16-27
Ps 91, 92 Jer 11:1-8, 14-20 Mk 6:47-56
Hos 5:13 – 6:6 Ps 51:1-2, 17-20 Lk 18:9-14
Ps 87, 90 Gen 47:27 – 48:7 1 Cor 10:1-13
Ps 136 Jer 13:1-11 Mk 7:1-23
1 Sam 16:1-13 Ps 23 Eph 5:8-14 Jn 9:1-41
Ps 66, 67 Gen 48:8-22 Rom 8:11-25
Ps 19, 46 Jer 14:1-9, 17-22 Jn 6:27-40
SAT. MARCH 29
SUN. MARCH 30
Public prayer is offered Monday - Saturday in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel which is accessed on East Cordova Street through the Chapel Walkway: Morning Prayer 9.00 am. Evening Prayer 5.00 pm. Please be on time since the gate may be closed once prayers have begun. On Sundays: Morning Prayer 8.00 am. in the Church. Evening Prayer: 5.00 pm. in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel, please check the weekly bulletin for exceptions. 34 | THE THURIBLE
MASS THIS WEEK 2014
MASS TIMES AND INTENTIONS
MON. MARCH 24
12:10 pm in the Lady Chapel
St. Turibius of Mogrovejo, Archbishop of Lima, 1606
That we all may be deeply sensible of the shortness and uncertainty of human life; and the call to use our allotted time wisely, and in the pursuit of worthwhile endeavors
TUES. MARCH 25
9:30 am in the Lady Chapel
The Annunciation of our Lord Jesus Christ: Lady Day
That we all may pursue the values and call, at the heart of the Magnificat
WED. MARCH 26
12:10 pm in the Lady Chapel
Oscar Romero, Abp & Martyr of San Salvador, 1980
Oscar Romero — For peace and justice in El Salvador, for the Church of El Salvador, for the many ex-patriot Salvadorans in the DTES
THU. MARCH 27
9:30 am in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel
Charles Henry Brent, Bp of the Philippines, & Western NY, 1929
Charles Henry Brent — For the Church of Jesus Christ, in the Philippines
FRI. MARCH 28
12:10 pm in the Lady Chapel
For the Vancouver Police Department — for all officers, and especially those on the beat in the Downtown East Side — and for the members of Assertive Community Team, and for their work here
SAT. MARCH 29 John Keble, Priest, 1866 SUN. MARCH 30 Lent IV
8:00 am 8:30 am 10:30 am 4:00 pm
Morning Prayer Low Mass, with anointing High Mass, with anointing Solemn Evensong & Benediction with the Oculus Chamber Choir
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Rector: Father Mark Greenaway-Robbins firstname.lastname@example.org / 778-316-7941 Days off: Friday & Saturday
Office Managers: Linda Adams: Mon – Wed, 9:00 am-4:00 pm Deanna Ferguson: Thu – Sat, 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Deacon: Mother Joyce Locht email@example.com
Street Outreach: Father Matthew Johnson firstname.lastname@example.org
Custodial Staff: Art Cuthbertson: Mon-Thu, 9:00 am-2:00 pm 604-329-7567 Darren Campbell: Sat, 7:00 am-1:00 pm, Sun, 7-10 am
604-685-7522 (non-emergency #) Days off: Monday & Saturday Honorary Assistants: Mother Alexis Saunders, Priest Sister Mary Christian Cross, Deacon
Organist & Choirmaster: Gerald Harder Assistant Organist: Bruce McKenzie
Clergy may be contacted through the Office: 604-685-2532 For immediate contact or within a few hours please contact the Rector on his cell phone at: Father Mark Greenaway-Robbins: 778-316-7941 You may need to leave a message if we are engaged in a pastoral matter and we will promptly return urgent calls. We seek to be available to all in any circumstances and encourage you to contact us and request an opportunity for a pastoral appointment. For pastoral care and support you may also contact our Pastoral Care Ministry Coordinator: email@example.com | Joyce Locht 604-614-9915
Rector’s Warden: Brian Rocksborough-Smith 604-291-9852 firstname.lastname@example.org People’s Warden: Reece Wrightman 604-872-4129 email@example.com Associate Warden: Betty Carlson 604-522-4412 firstname.lastname@example.org Trustee: Leslie Arnovick Trustee: Graham Murchie Trustee: Pat McSherry Treasurer: Rhodri Windsor-Liscombe Envelope Secretary: Philip Green Parish Privacy Officer & Vestry Clerk: Linda Adams Archivist: Paul Stanwood PARISH COUNCIL Chair: Jenny Scott Secretary: Tracy Russell
Diocese of New Westminster Anglican Church of Canada 303 East Cordova Street, Vancouver, BC, V6A 1L4 T: 604-685-2532 | Fax: 604-685-7605 E: email@example.com | Web: www.stjames.bc.ca Parish Office hours: Mon-Sat 9:00 am-4:00pm