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Sunday, 26 February 2006

Ash Wednesday Service Music March 1, 2006

Vespers (Evening Prayer)
  • Versicle & Response: Deus in adjutorium meum, intende, Domine ad aduvandum me festina. (O God, come to my assistance; LORD, make haste to help me.) Gloria P…
  • Office Hymn: O Kind Creator (Benigne Audi Conditor)
  • Antiphons & Psalm 139: LORD, how won-der is your wisdom. Gregorian Tones
  • New Testament Canticle: Christ the first-born of creation and first-born from the dead; Colossians 1:12-18, 20, 19. Jan Vemulst
  • Reading: Work with anxious concern. Philippians 2:12b-15a
  • Responsory: To You O, LORD, I make my prayer for mercy.
  • Antiphon to Magnificat: Do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing.
  • Magnificat: Magnificat anima mea, Dominum Gregorian Tone VIII
  • Prayers: Intercessory and The LORD’s Prayer
  • Closing Rite: Benedicamus Domino; Deo Gratias Gregorian Tone
  • Marian Antiphon: Ave Regina Caelorum Gregorian Tone

  • Holy Sacrifice of the Mass & Imposition of Ashes
  • Before Mass: De Profundis; Psalm 130 Anglican Chant
  • Great God of Mercy; (Herzliebster Je­su) Johann Crüger (1598-1662)
  • Entrance Antiphon: Lord, you are merciful to all, and hate nothing you have created. You overlook the sins of your people to bring them to repentance. You are the Lord our God. (Wisdom 11:24-25, 27)
  • Processional Hymn: O Merciful Redeemer
  • Kyrie: Kyrie from Gregorian Mass XVI
  • Responsorial Psalm: Be merciful, O Lord, for we have sinned.
  • Gospel Verse: Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God.
Imposition of Ashes
  • Antiphon: Come back to the Lord with all your heart; leave the past in ashes, and turn to God with tears and fasting, for he is slow to anger and ready to forgive. Let the priests and ministers of the Lord lament before his altar, and say: Spare us, Lord; spare your people! Do not let us die for we are crying out to you. Lord, take away our wickedness. (From Joel 2:13, 17; Esther 13:17; Psalm 51:3)
  • Psalm: Have Mercy upon me, O GOD; (Miserere; Psalm 51) Gregorian Tone
  • Responsory: Direct our hearts to better things, O LORD; heal our sin and ignorance. LORD, do not face us suddenly with death, but give us time to repent.

R. Turn to us with mercy, LORD; we have sinned against you.

V. Help us, God our saviour; rescue us for the honour of your name.

R. Turn to us with mercy, LORD;
we have sinned against you.
  • Offertory: I will extol you, O Lord, for you drew me clear and did not let my enemies rejoice over me. O Lord, my God, I cried out to you and you healed me. Psalm 30:2-3
  • Lenten Prose: Attende Domine
  • Sanctus and Agnus Dei from Gregorian Mass XVIII
  • Communion Antiphon: The one who meditates day and night on the law of the Lord will yield fruit in due season. (Psalm 1:2-3)
  • Communion Anthem: O Domine, Jesu Christe; Lodovico Grossi da Viadana (1560-1627)
  • Communion Hymn: Father, Mercy
  • Recessional Hymn: From the Depths of Sin and Sadness

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