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
Your struggles and failures,
Your joys and fears,
Your faith and your doubts.
Your whole self.
Bring your self and be at home now
God is here
And all are welcome
Video: liturgical greeting
In the name of the +Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit
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
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
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.
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
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”
Video: You got the love intercessions
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
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
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
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!
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
Video: Behold the Lamb – CJM
Prayer of the Heart Video during the distribution of communion.
Post Communion Prayer
Audio: Spooky Mysterious
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
Video: Endmusic Polyphonic