Blesséd Foundation Stones at Ripon College, Cuddesdon, Oxford. 22nd Feb 2010 for the Feast of the Chair of St. Peter

Liturgy now. Photos to follow.

Gathering

Video:

01 – Call to Worship

02 – Busy  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KFOGeOcgVCs

Introduction

Video:03 – Liturgical Greeting v. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AndLNmeBlrI

In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

The Lord be with you.

And also with you.

My dear friends in Christ, the theme for our mass today is Foundation Stones. We recall Christ’s words to Peter, ‘You are the rock on which I will build my church’

In this Lenten ember week we offer this holy sacrifice this evening as a Mass of Vocation, a celebration of Christ’s calling to us all to serve him in different capacities.

For many of us here tonight this is a call to the ordained priesthood of his church, for others it is a call to the public life of being a part of a clergy family alongside other individual callings, for some it is the calling to teach and train people for the priesthood.

We remember also Peter’s own instructions to church leaders:

  • Just as shepherds watch over their sheep, you must watch over everyone God has placed in your care.
  • Do it willingly in order to please God, and not simply because you think you must.
  • Let it be something you want to do, instead of something you do merely to make money.
  • Don’t be bossy to those people who are in your care, but set an example for them.

Then when Christ the Chief Shepherd returns, you will be given a crown that will never lose its glory (1 Pet 5 2-4 CEV)

And so as we gather to encounter God in these holy and sacred mysteries, we prepare ourselves by calling to mind our sins…

Penitential Rite

Video: 04 – Incense Penitential Rite http://www.vimeo.com/9306702

Music: Eno: Dunwich Beach, Autumn 1960

At the end:

Screen: Kyries

Sung: Kyrie by Matt Maher

God of Reconciliation, Heal our wounds in darkest times

Kyrie Eleison
Kyrie Eleison.

In the midst of fear and darkness,, make our lives a prayer of peace

Christe Eleison.
Christe Eleison.

Healer of the broken hearted, Guide us home to heaven’s shores.

Kyrie Eleison
Kyrie Eleison.

Absolution

Screen: you are forgiven

Our Lord Jesus Christ, who has left power to his Church to

absolve all sinners who truly repent and believe in him, of

his great mercy forgive you all your offences; and by his

authority committed to me, I absolve you from all your sins:

+In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

Book of Common Prayer, Visitation of the Sick p317

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

Amen

Collect

Let us pray

Almighty God,

who inspired your apostle Saint Peter

to confess Jesus as Christ and Son of the living God:

build up your Church upon this rock,

that in unity and peace it may proclaim one truth

and follow one Lord, your Son our Saviour Christ,

who is alive and reigns with you,

in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and for ever.

Liturgy of the Word

Video: 05 – Word

Video: 06 – Son of God http://www.vimeo.com/9621135

Meditation: Foundation Stones

Video: 07 – Foundation Stones Meditation 1 http://vimeo.com/9336036

Audio: Brian Eno – The Plateaux of Mirrors (from Ambient 2)

Who do you say that I am?

We have answered that question many times,

You are the Christ, The Messiah, The Son of the living God.

But we couldn’t leave it there, as a simple statement

Because the light of that answer

You are the Christ, The Messiah, The Son of the living God.

Shines into our being and prompts us to ask

who do you say that we are?

And we have heard your voice

Some as a loud trumpet

And others a hesitant whisper

And we have heard your blessing

And felt your call

You are the rock on which I will build my church,

And so we have answered your question

Who do you say that I am?

You are the Christ, The Messiah, The Son of the living God.

Before partners, families and friends,

Before sending vicars, DDOs, examining chaplains, bishops and their advisors,

Before college tutors and principals

But we couldn’t leave it there, as a simple statement

Because the light of that answer

You are the Christ, The Messiah, The Son of the living God.

Shines into our being and prompts us to ask

Who do you say that we are?

You are the rock on which I will build my church,

And because of that answer,

Although some of us feel too small to fill the gaping hole that we see,

And some of us feel too weak to support the weight of expectation,

For who is a rock besides our God?

We have left our former lives

To engage more deeply with these questions

To find out what it means

To be be built into a spiritual house,

To be formed into a holy priesthood,

To offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God

Because you have said

You are the rock on which I will build my church,

We need to be shaped to fill the hole,

Some of us have rough edges

And need to be made smooth,

Some of us need to be broken open

To reveal the treasure within,

To be made Strong, Immovable, Trustworthy.

And all of us need to be polished

To reflect your face more fully

For

You are the Christ, The Messiah, The Son of the living God

and you have said that

we are the rock on which you will build your church,

and death itself will not have any power over it.

Intercessions

Video: 08 – Visual Intercessions http://www.vimeo.com/9608415

The Liturgy of the Sacrament

Peace

Video: 09 – Blessed Peace  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UhIgWrdLNXw

Christ is our peace.

He has reconciled us to God

in one body by the cross.

We meet in his name and share his peace.

The peace of the Lord be always with you.

And also with you.

Let us offer one another a sign of peace

The Peace is shared

The Offertory

As the offertory is played, bread and wine move haphazardly from the rear to the altar, passing through most members of the congregation

Video: 10 – Blesséd be your name (iWorship)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2cyqn2LxKVk

The Eucharistic Prayer

Video: 11 – Joined with Angels – Eucharistic Prayer B (Cuddesdon) http://www.vimeo.com/9304160

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.

1      Father, we give you thanks and praise

through your beloved Son Jesus Christ, your living Word,

through whom you have created all things;

who was sent by you in your great goodness to be our Saviour.

2      By the power of the Holy Spirit he took flesh;

as your Son, born of the blessed Virgin,

he lived on earth and went about among us;

3      he opened wide his arms for us on the cross;

he put an end to death by dying for us;

4      and revealed the resurrection by rising to new life;

so he fulfilled your will and won for you a holy people.

5      Therefore with angels and archangels,

and with all the company of heaven,

we proclaim your great and glorious name,

for ever praising you and singing:

Sanctus

We are joined by angels,

Our purpose the same:

To worship the one and only God,

A little piece of heaven in this place

And we cry together: Holy, holy

For there is no other like You, Lord.

We declare together: You are awesome,

You are to be feared, honoured and revered,

For You are the Lord.

We are joined by angels,

With one voice we sing,

As we lift our hands to honour You,

In worship, the angels extend their wings.

And we cry together: Holy, holy

For there is no other like You, Lord.

We declare together: You are awesome,

You are to be feared, honoured and revered,

For You are the Lord.

The priest continues

6       Lord, you are holy indeed, the source of all holiness;

7       grant that by the power of your Holy Spirit,

and according to your holy will,

these gifts of bread and wine

may be to us the body and blood of our Lord Jesus Christ;

8     who, in the same night that he was betrayed,

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.

9     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.

10    Do this, as often as you drink it,

in remembrance of me.

<no memorial acclamation>

11    And so, Father, calling to mind his death on the cross,

his perfect sacrifice made once

for the sins of the whole world;

rejoicing in his mighty resurrection and glorious ascension,

and looking for his coming in glory,

we celebrate this memorial of our redemption.

12     As we offer you this our sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving,

we bring before you this bread and this cup

and we thank you for counting us worthy

to stand in your presence and serve you.

13     Send the Holy Spirit on your people

and gather into one in your kingdom

all who share this one bread and one cup,

so that we, in the company of Our Blessed Lady,

St Thomas the Apostle, St Peter______________

all the saints,

may praise and glorify you for ever,

through Jesus Christ our Lord;

14     by whom, and with whom, and in whom,

in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

all honour and glory be yours, almighty Father,

for ever and ever.

And we cry together: Holy, holy

For there is no other like You, Lord.

We declare together: You are awesome,

You are to be feared, honoured and revered,

For You are the Lord.

Amen

The Lord’s Prayer

Video: 12 – Lord’s Prayer Short Modern  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_tyT7IvcxGM

We break this bread to share in the body of Christ

Though we are many we are one body,

because we all share in one bread.

Agnus Dei

Video: 13 – Rufus Wainwright: Agnus Dei  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JVbdzqOrOjg

This is the Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world.

Blessed are those who are called to his supper.

Lord I am not worthy to receive you,

but only say the word and I shall be healed.

Communion

Video: 14 – Prayer from the Heart http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NPX9clcLLAw

Post Communion Prayer

Let us pray

God our Father,

you have given us the body and blood of Christ

as the food of life.

On this feast of Peter the Apostle,

may this communion bring us redemption

and be the sign and source of our unity and peace.

We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ, Our Lord.

Amen

Blessing & Dismissal

Video: 15 Joy Division Blessing http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=14Ma-AodQ9I

Video: 16 – Polyphonic Spree http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GewbAuTgu5g

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