THE WORD OF GOD

VOLUNTARY
Selections from The Cathedral Brass

All stand for the procession.

HYMN 207
Jesus Christ is risen today
Easter Hymn, arranged by Richard Webster

THE OPENING ACCLAMATION

GLORIA IN EXCELSIS
Belfast Centenary Eucharist
Philip W.J. Stopford
Sung by the choir.

Glory to God in the highest, and peace to his people on earth. Lord God, heavenly King, almighty God and Father, we worship you, we give you thanks, we praise you for your glory. Lord Jesus Christ, only Son of the Father, Lord God, Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world; have mercy on us; you are seated at the right hand of the Father; receive our prayer. For you alone are the Holy One, you alone are the Lord, you alone are the Most High, Jesus Christ, with the Holy Spirit, in the glory of God the Father. Amen.

THE COLLECT OF THE DAY


Almighty God, who through your only-begotten Son Jesus Christ overcame death and opened to us the gate of everlasting life: Grant that we, who celebrate with joy the day of the Lord’s resurrection, may be raised from the death of sin by your life-giving Spirit; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
All sit.

THE FIRST LESSON
Acts 10:34-43

Peter began to speak to them: “I truly understand that God shows no partiality, but in every nation anyone who fears him and does what is right is acceptable to him. You know the message he sent to the people of Israel, preaching peace by Jesus Christ—he is Lord of all. That message spread throughout Judea, beginning in Galilee after the baptism that John announced: how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power; how he went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with him. We are witnesses to all that he did both in Judea and in Jerusalem. They put him to death by hanging him on a tree; but God raised him on the third day and allowed him to appear, not to all the people but to us who were chosen by God as witnesses, and who ate and drank with him after he rose from the dead. He commanded us to preach to the people and to testify that he is the one ordained by God as judge of the living and the dead. All the prophets testify about him that everyone who believes in him receives forgiveness of sins through his name.”

Lector  The Word of the Lord.
People  Thanks be to God.

PSALM 118:1-2, 14-24
Chant: Joseph O’Berry
Sung by the choir.

1 Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; *
 his mercy endures for ever.
2 Let Israel now proclaim, *
 ”His mercy endures for ever.”
14 The Lord is my strength and my song, *
 and he has become my salvation.
15 There is a sound of exultation and victory *
 in the tents of the righteous:
16 “The right hand of the Lord has triumphed! *
 the right hand of the Lord is exalted! the right hand of the Lord has triumphed!”
17 I shall not die, but live, *
 and declare the works of the Lord.
18 The Lord has punished me sorely, *
 but he did not hand me over to death.
19 Open for me the gates of righteousness; *
 I will enter them; I will offer thanks to the Lord.
20 “This is the gate of the Lord; *
 he who is righteous may enter.”
21 I will give thanks to you, for you answered me *
 and have become my salvation.
22 The same stone which the builders rejected *
 has become the chief cornerstone.
23 This is the Lord’s doing, *
 and it is marvelous in our eyes.
24 On this day the Lord has acted; *
 we will rejoice and be glad in it.

THE SECOND LESSON
Colossians 3:1-4

If you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth, for you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ who is your life is revealed, then you also will be revealed with him in glory.

Lector  The Word of the Lord.
People  Thanks be to God.

All stand for the proclamation of the Gospel.

THE GOSPEL ACCLAMATION

All sing the Alleluia then repeat after the verse.


Verse  Christ, our Passover, has been sacrificed; let us celebrate the feast then, in the Lord.

THE GOSPEL
John 20:1-18

Minister  The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to John.
People  Glory to you, Lord Christ.

Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene came to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the tomb. So she ran and went to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one whom Jesus loved, and said to them, “They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we do not know where they have laid him.” Then Peter and the other disciple set out and went toward the tomb. The two were running together, but the other disciple outran Peter and reached the tomb first. He bent down to look in and saw the linen wrappings lying there, but he did not go in. Then Simon Peter came, following him, and went into the tomb. He saw the linen wrappings lying there, and the cloth that had been on Jesus’ head, not lying with the linen wrappings but rolled up in a place by itself. Then the other disciple, who reached the tomb first, also went in, and he saw and believed; for as yet they did not understand the scripture, that he must rise from the dead. Then the disciples returned to their homes. But Mary stood weeping outside the tomb. As she wept, she bent over to look into the tomb; and she saw two angels in white, sitting where the body of Jesus had been lying, one at the head and the other at the feet. They said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping?” She said to them, “They have taken away my Lord, and I do not know where they have laid him.” When she had said this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing there, but she did not know that it was Jesus. Jesus said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping? Whom are you looking for?” Supposing him to be the gardener, she said to him, “Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me where you have laid him, and I will take him away.” Jesus said to her, “Mary!” She turned and said to him in Hebrew, “Rabbouni!” (which means Teacher). Jesus said to her, “Do not hold on to me, because I have not yet ascended to the Father. But go to my brothers and say to them, `I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.'” Mary Magdalene went and announced to the disciples, “I have seen the Lord”; and she told them that he had said these things to her.

Minister  The Gospel of the Lord.
People  Praise to you, Lord Christ.

All sit at the invitation of the Preacher.

THE SERMON

All stand.

THE NICENE CREED

We believe in one God,
 the Father, the Almighty,

 maker of heaven and earth,
 of all that is, seen and unseen.
We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ,
 the only Son of God,
 eternally begotten of the Father,
 God from God, Light from Light,
 true God from true God,
 begotten, not made,
 of one Being with the Father;
 through him all things were made.
 For us and for our salvation
  he came down from heaven,
  was incarnate of the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary
  and became truly human.
  For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate;
  he suffered death and was buried.
  On the third day he rose again
  in accordance with the Scriptures;
  he ascended into heaven
  and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
  He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead,
  and his kingdom will have no end.
We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life,
 who proceeds from the Father,
 who with the Father and the Son is worshiped and glorified,
 who has spoken through the prophets.
 We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church.
 We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.
 We look for the resurrection of the dead,
 and the life of the world to come. Amen.

THE PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE
After each petition is said

Intercessor  God of resurrection,
People  we praise your name.
The Presider says a concluding collect and the People respond Amen.


THE PEACE

Presider  The peace of Christ be always with you.
People  And also with you.

All sit.

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THE HOLY COMMUNION

All stand and sing.

OFFERTORY ANTHEM
Ye choirs of new Jerusalem
Charles Villiers Stanford

Ye choirs of new Jerusalem, your sweetest notes employ, the Paschal victory to hymn in strains of holy joy. For Judah’s Lion bursts his chains, crushing the serpent’s head; and cries aloud through death’s domains to wake the imprisoned dead. Devouring depths of hell their prey at his command restore; his ransomed hosts pursue their way where Jesus goes before. Triumphant in his glory now to him all power is given; to him in one communion bow all saints in earth and heaven. While we, his soldiers, praise our King, his mercy we implore, within his palace bright to bring and keep us evermore. All glory to the Father be, all glory to the Son, all glory, Holy Ghost, to thee, while endless ages run. Alleluia! Amen.

All stand.

THE GREAT THANKSGIVING
Eucharistic Prayer A


It is right, and a good and joyful thing, always and everywhere to give thanks to you, Father Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth. But chiefly are we bound to praise you for the glorious resurrection of your Son Jesus Christ our Lord; for he is the true Paschal Lamb, who was sacrificed for us, and has taken away the sin of the world. By his death he has destroyed death, and by his rising to life again he has won for us everlasting life. Therefore we praise you, joining our voices with Angels and Archangels and with all the company of heaven, who for ever sing this hymn to proclaim the glory of your Name:

SANCTUS and BENEDICTUS
Belfast Centenary Eucharist
Philip W.J. Stopford
Sung by the choir.

Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might, heaven and earth are full of your glory. Hosanna in the highest. Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. Hosanna in the highest.

Presider

Holy and gracious Father: In your infinite love you made us for yourself; and, when we had fallen into sin and become subject to evil and death, you, in your mercy, send Jesus Christ, your only and eternal Son, to share our human nature, to live and die as one of us, to reconcile us to you, the God and Father of all.

He stretched out his arms upon the cross, and offered himself, in obedience to your will, a perfect sacrifice for the whole world.

On the night before he was handed over to suffering and death, our Lord Jesus Christ took bread; and when he had given thanks to you, he broke it, and gave it to his disciples, and said, “Take, eat: This is my Body, which is given for you. Do this for the remembrance of me.”

After supper he took the cup of wine; and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them, and said, “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. Whenever you drink it, do this for the remembrance of me.”

Therefore, we proclaim the mystery of faith:
Christ has died.
Christ is risen.
Christ will come again.

And we offer our sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving to you, O Lord of all; presenting to you, from your creation, this bread and this wine.

Sanctify them by your Holy Spirit to be for your people the Body and Blood of your Son, the holy food and drink of new and unending life in him. Sanctify us also that we may faithfully receive this holy Sacrament, and serve you in unity, constancy, and peace; and at the last day bring us with all your saints into the joy of your eternal kingdom.

All this we ask through your Son Jesus Christ. By Christ, and with Christ, and in Christ, in the unity of the Holy Spirit all honor and glory is yours, Almighty Father, now and for ever. AMEN.

Silence.

And now as our Savior Christ has taught us, we are bold to say,

Presider and People
Our Father, who art in heaven,
 hallowed be thy Name,
 thy kingdom come,
 thy will be done,
 on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
 as we forgive those
 who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation,
 but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom,
 and the power, and the glory,
 for ever and ever. Amen.

THE BREAKING OF THE BREAD

The Presider breaks the consecrated bread.

AGNUS DEI
Belfast Centenary Eucharist
Philip W.J. Stopford
Sung by the choir.

Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world; have mercy on us. Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world; have mercy on us. Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world; grant us peace.

THE INVITATION TO COMMUNION

The Gifts of God for the People of God.

Following the invitation to Communion, the Ministers and People receive the Sacrament. For those desiring to receive wine, it is available from the common Cup or you are invited to leave the wafer in your open palm and a chalice minister will intinct for you. Gluten-free bread is available upon request.

ANTHEM
Here, O my Lord
Eleanor Daley

Here, O my Lord I see thee face to face, here would I touch and handle things unseen, here grasp with firmer hand the eternal grace, and all my weariness upon thee lean. Here would I feed upon the bread of God, here drink with thee, the royal wine of heaven, here would I lay aside each earthly load, and taste afresh the calm of sin forgiven. This is the hour of banquet and of song, this is the heavenly table spread for me, here let me feast, and feasting still prolong the brief bright hour of fellowship with thee. Amen.

HYMN 190
Lift your voice rejoicing, Mary
Fisk of Gloucester



THE PRAYER AFTER COMMUNION

Let us pray.

Eternal God, heavenly Father, you have graciously accepted us as living members of your Son our Savior Jesus Christ, and you have fed us with spiritual food in the Sacrament of his Body and Blood. Send us now into the world in peace, and grant us strength and courage to love and serve you with gladness and singleness of heart; through Christ our Lord. Amen.

A BLESSING

Presider
God the Father, by whose love Christ was raised from the dead, open to you who believe the gates of everlasting life. Amen.
God the Son, who in bursting from the grave has won a glorious victory, give you joy as you share the Easter faith. Amen.
God the Holy Spirit, whom the risen Lord breathed into his disciples, empower you and fill you with Christ’s peace. Amen.
And the blessing of God almighty, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, be upon you and remain with you forever. Amen.

HYMN 180
He is risen, he is risen
Unser Herrscher, arranged by Richard Webster

THE DISMISSAL

Minister  Alleluia. Alleluia. We have seen the Lord.
People  Thanks be to God. Alleluia. Alleluia.

VOLUNTARY
Selections from the Cathedral Brass

PRESIDER
7:30 am The Reverend Canon Katie Pearson
Canon Pastor

9 am The Reverend Amy Newell-Large
Curate for Parish Life

11 am The Reverend Canon Broderick Greer
Canon Precentor
PREACHER
The Very Reverend Richard Lawson
Dean

DEACON OF THE MASS
The Reverend Jack Karn
Deacon for Community Partnerships

MUSICIANS
Dr. Michael Boney
Director of Music and Organist

Mr. Joseph O’Berry
Associate Director of Music and Organist

Saint John’s Cathedral Choir

THE CATHEDRAL BRASS
Justin Bartels
Trumpet

Phil Hembree
Trumpet

Michael Thornton
Horn

John Sipher
Trombone

Greg Harper
Bass Trombone

Mike Tetreault
Timpani

LECTORS
7:30 am Roz Greene; 9 am Leigh Grinstead; 11 am Peter Kellogg
First Lesson

7:30 am Barbara Gillet; 9 am Sarah McAfee; 11 am Anne Enderby
Second Lesson

7:30 am Rose Lockard; 9 am Ted Hendryx; 11 am Jenn Zuko
Prayers
ALTAR GUILD
Robin Van Atta
Director
Members of the Altar Guild

FLOWER TEAM
Kathy Graveley and Jane Ellis
Co-Directors

SACRISTAN
Zane Johnson


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