Blessed Holy Week

A Multimedia Eucharist for Holy Week 2013

Theme: Lent and Holy Week

As people come into the sacred space, acting as a sort of gatekeeper, the celebrant is on the floor in the centre with a bowl and towels. Feet are washed as people enter as a rite of preparation and they are given a paper cross with “You are now prepared” printed on it.

Video: Call to Worship

Relax your body…
Open your mind…
Engage your spirit…
This is the house of God
Prepare to worship.

Life is an indescribable gift
Our worship is a celebration of that gift
(And of the giver)
In our worship we have rediscovered
God’s marvellous affirmation of life.

Tonight we invite you to bring all that you are
Into worship:
Your struggles and failures,
Your joys and fears,
Your faith and your doubts.
Your culture,
Your sensuality,
Your whole self.

Bring your self and be at home now
God is here
And all are welcome

Jonny Baker

Liturgical Greeting

Video: liturgical greeting

In the name of the +Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit
Amen

Grace, Mercy and Peace from God, our Father, the Lord Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit be with you all
And also with you

Words of introduction from the celebrant to begin the journey

Penitential Rite

Video: Why does my heart feel so sad?

 Ritual: write in felt pens on the crosses and bring them forward to be shredded

At the end: “You are forgiven” is shown on screen as the priest pronounces the absolution over the crosses

Our Lord Jesus Christ, who has left power to his Church to absolve all sinners who truly repent and believe in him, in his great mercy forgive you your offences: and by his authority given to me, I absolve you from all your sins, in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

The Lord has put away your sins, and pray for me, a sinner also

Amen

Word: Collect

Audio: Spooky Mysterious

God our Father,
help us to hear your Son.
Enlighten us with your word,
that we may find the way to your glory.
We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Word

Video:  Isaiah 53 

The Lord has laid the iniquity of us all upon him.

GOD so loved the world that he GAVE his only son so that all who believe in him may have ETERNAL LIFE

Ritual

Video: Cup of Suffering

On the altar is a chalice with red wine vinegar in it. No mention is made of this. The people come forward to taste of “the cup of suffering”

Intercession

Video: You got the love intercessions

Peace

In the dark catacombs, sheltering from persecution and the sword, the faithful met to bring Christ into their midst. They greeted their brothers and sisters in baptism with a kiss of peace, a further communion, a closer unity as community, and they share something special, unique and holy.

The peace of the Lord be always with you
And also with you

Let us offer one another a sign of God’s peace.

The peace is shared. Video: Airport Peace

Offertory

Pray my dear friends that this our sacrifice will be acceptable to almighty God, our heavenly Father

May the Lord accept the sacrifice at your hands, for our good and the good of all his church

 

Preface & Eucharistic Prayer

Source Text: John 17

Video:

Ritual: we gather in a large circle close to the altar and lolling around

Father, the hour has come; glorify your Son that the Son may glorify you, since you have given him authority over all flesh, to give eternal life to all whom you have given him.

The Lord be with you
And also with you

Lift up your hearts
We lift them to the Lord

Let us give thanks to the Lord our God
It is right to give thanks and praise

This is the real and eternal life:
That all may know you,
the one and only true God,
and Jesus Christ, whom you sent.

He glorified you on earth
by completing down to the last detail
what you assigned him to do.

And now, Father, glorify us with your very own splendour,
the very splendour Christ had in your presence
before there was a world.

Christ spelled out your character in detail
to the men and women you call in faith.
They took it, and were convinced
that Christ came from God,
believed that you sent him,
and Christ’s life is on display in them.

Your word is a consecrating truth:
in the same way that Christ was given a mission in the world,
so we are given a mission in the world.
our goal to become one heart and mind,

just as you, Father, are in Christ and Christ in the Father
so that the world might believe that the heavenly Father,
in fact, sent his only Son.

So joining with all the company of heaven: the angel and saints, prophets, patriarchs and Our Blesséd Lady, we join in the prayers of heaven

Holy, Holy, Holy Lord, God of power and might
Heaven and earth are full of your glory, Hosanna in the Highest
Blesséd is he, Blesséd is he, who comes in the name of the Lord
Hosanna in the Highest!

Blessed are you,
God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
Father of all mercy and God of all consolation.
Send now the Comforter and Helper into our midst, your Holy Spirit,
to fill these gifts of bread and wine with your life,
so that they may be for us
the +body and blood of your beloved Son.

We can no longer forget
how he became one with us in suffering and death,
he who was totally one with you,
as he came to fulfil your will.

So, on the night he was handed over,
he took bread and gave you thanks;
he broke 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.

In the same way, after supper
he took the cup and gave you thanks;
he gave it to them, saying:
Drink this, all of you;
this is my blood of the new covenant,
which is shed for you and for many
for the forgiveness of sins.

Do this, as often as you drink it,
in remembrance of me.

As often as we eat this bread and drink this cup,
we taste and proclaim the mystery of faith:
Father, Son and Holy Spirit:
Make us one as you are one.

Until your Son comes again,
we do as he commanded us
by celebrating the memorial
of the passion, resurrection and ascension of your Christ.

He always lives before you as our high priest,
interceding for us
and bringing his only and perfect sacrifice
before you on our behalf.

Send the Spirit on your Church,
and guide it into all truth,
so that with Our Blesséd Lady Mary, the mother of our Lord, all your saints,
and all people on earth
whom you have entrusted to your Son,
we may inherit the Kingdom and share in the glory
of Jesus Christ our Saviour;

by X whom, and with X whom, and in X whom,
in the unity of the Holy X Spirit,
all honour and glory be yours, X almighty Father,
forever and ever.  Amen

Lord’s Prayer

Video:  Lord’s Prayer Challenge

Audio: Rimsky-Korsakoff Our Father from Mirfield.

Our Father in heaven.

 

Don’t say ‘Father’ if you do not behave like a son or daughter. Don’t say ‘Our’ if you only think of your self.

 

Hallowed by your name

 

Don’t say ‘Hallowed’ if you do not honour that name.

 

Your Kingdom come

 

Don’t say ‘Your Kingdom come’ if you are weighed down with material goods  

 

 

Your will be done On earth as in heaven

 

Don’t say ‘Thy will be done’ if you do not accept the hard bits

 

Don’t say ‘as it is in heaven’ if you only think about earthly matters

 

Give us this day our daily bread

 

Don’t say ’Our daily bread’ if you have no concern for the hungry or the homeless

Forgive us our sins, as we forgive those who against us

 

Don’t say ‘Forgive us our sins’ if you remain angry with someone

Lead us not into temptation

 

Don’t say ‘Lead us not into temptation’ if you intend to continue sinning

 

But deliver us from evil

 

Don’t say ‘Deliver us from evil if you are not willing to make a stand against injustice

 

For the Kingdom, the Power and the Glory are yours, now and for ever. Amen

 

Don’t say ‘AMEN’ without considering the words of your prayer!

Fraction

We break this bread to share in the body of Christ

Though we are many, we are one body

Because we all share in the one bread

Agnus Dei

Video: Behold the Lamb – CJM

Communion

Prayer of the Heart Video during the distribution of communion.

Post Communion Prayer

Audio: Spooky Mysterious

Lord,
we give thanks for these holy mysteries
which bring to us here on earth
a share in the life to come,
through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Blessing and Dismissal

Video: A Glimmer of Hope

…and the blessing of God Almighty,
+Father, Son & Holy Spirit be upon you
and remain with you always
Amen

Recessional

Video: Endmusic Polyphonic

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