Holy Week Meditation

HOLY WEEK MEDITATION  Journey to the Cross Opening Song Vexilla Regis (Venantius Fortunatus) Abroad the Regal Banners fly, Now shines the Cross’s mystery; Upon it Life did death endure, And yet by death did life procure. That which the Prophet-King of old Hath in mysterious verse foretold, Is now accomplished, whilst we see God ruling(…)

Holy Thursday Morning Prayer

+ Holy Thursday Morning Prayer + There is only ONE Mass celebrated throughout the Diocese this morning and that is the Chrism Mass in the Pro-Cathedral with the Archbishop. Your own regular daily Mass congregation may enjoy praying Morning Prayer together. All Stand O God come to our aid: O Lord make haste to help(…)

Holy Saturday Morning Prayer

HOLY SATURDAY MORNING PRAYER There are no candles lit. No Mass is celebrated. We mourn the bridegroom who has been taken away. Perhaps an icon of Christs Descent to the Dead can be placed prominently in the Sanctuary. Extracts can be read from the Ancient Homily for Holy Saturday “Awake sleeper and rise from the(…)

Prayers for Pentecost

Hearts ablaze Beautiful Lord, may we say “yes” to You so that the Spirit in our hearts will once again be set ablaze. Spirit of Wisdom, guide our actions so they tell of God’s love. Spirit of Truth, open our eyes to see the world as it really is. Spirit of Power, enthuse us to(…)