Feast of the Ascension of Our Lord
29th May 2022
ORDER OF SERVICE
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All are requested to join in wherever text is GREEN or when instructed by Fr. David.
Where the is shown, all are encouraged to make the sign of the cross.
Where the is shown all are encouraged to strike their breast with a closed hand following the actions of Fr. David.
Where the is shown all are encouraged to tap their breast with an open hand following the actions of Fr. David.
HYMN: Hail the day that sees him rise, Alleluia!
Hail the day that sees him rise, Alleluia!
Glorious to his native skies; Alleluia!
Christ, awhile to mortals given, Alleluia!
Enters now the highest heaven! Alleluia!
There the glorious triumph waits; Alleluia!
Lift your heads, eternal gates! Alleluia!
Christ hath vanquished death and sin; Alleluia!
Take the King of Glory in. Alleluia!
Lord, though parted from our sight, Alleluia!
Far above the azure height, Alleluia!
Grant our hearts may thither rise, Alleluia!
Seeking thee beyond the skies. Alleluia!
BLESSED BE GOD: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit:
Blessed be God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
And blessed be his kingdom, now and forever. Amen
From Easter to Pentecost:
Allelulia. Christ is risen!
The Lord is risen indeed. Alleluia
In Lent and other penitential occasions:
Bless the Lord who forgives all our sins;
His mercy endures for ever.
The Lord be with you.
And also with you.
Let us pray:
Almighty God, to whom all hearts be open, all desires known and from whom no secrets are hidden: cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of your Holy Spirit, that we may perfectly love you, and worthily magnify your holy name, through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Lord, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.
This prayer is omitted during Lent and Advent:
Glory to God in the highest, and peace to God’s 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.
Holy God, holy and mighty , holy and immortal, have mercy on us.
THE COLLECT OF THE DAY
Grant, we pray, Almighty God, that as we believe your only-begotten Son our Lord Jesus Christ to have ascended into heaven, so we may also in heart and mind there ascend, and with him continually dwell; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
O God, the King of glory, you have exalted your only Son Jesus Christ with great triumph to your kingdom in heaven: Do not leave us comfortless, but send us your Holy Spirit to strengthen us, and exalt us to that place where our Savior Christ has gone before; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, in glory everlasting. Amen.
THE FIRST READING
A reading from the Acts of the Apostles:
In the first book, Theophilus, I wrote about all that Jesus did and taught from the beginning until the day when he was taken up to heaven, after giving instructions through the Holy Spirit to the apostles whom he had chosen. After his suffering he presented himself alive to them by many convincing proofs, appearing to them during forty days and speaking about the kingdom of God. While staying with them, he ordered them not to leave Jerusalem, but to wait there for the promise of the Father. “This,” he said, “is what you have heard from me; for John baptized with water, but you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now.”
So when they had come together, they asked him, “Lord, is this the time when you will restore the kingdom to Israel?” He replied, “It is not for you to know the times or periods that the Father has set by his own authority. But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” When he had said this, as they were watching, he was lifted up, and a cloud took him out of their sight. While he was going and they were gazing up toward heaven, suddenly two men in white robes stood by them. They said, “Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking up toward heaven? This Jesus, who has been taken up from you into heaven, will come in the same way as you saw him go into heaven.”
This is the Word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God
Omnes gentes, plaudite
1 Clap your hands, all you peoples; *
shout to God with a cry of joy.
2 For the Lord Most High is to be feared; *
he is the great King over all the earth.
3 He subdues the peoples under us, *
and the nations under our feet.
4 He chooses our inheritance for us, *
the pride of Jacob whom he loves.
5 God has gone up with a shout, *
the Lord with the sound of the ram’s-horn.
6 Sing praises to God, sing praises; *
sing praises to our King, sing praises.
7 For God is King of all the earth; *
sing praises with all your skill.
8 God reigns over the nations; *
God sits upon his holy throne.
9 The nobles of the peoples have gathered together *
with the people of the God of Abraham.
10 The rulers of the earth belong to God, *
and he is highly exalted.
1 The Lord is King;
he has put on splendid apparel; *
the Lord has put on his apparel
and girded himself with strength.
2 He has made the whole world so sure *
that it cannot be moved;
3 Ever since the world began, your throne has been established; *
you are from everlasting.
4 The waters have lifted up, O Lord,
the waters have lifted up their voice; *
the waters have lifted up their pounding waves.
5 Mightier than the sound of many waters,
mightier than the breakers of the sea, *
mightier is the Lord who dwells on high.
6 Your testimonies are very sure, *
and holiness adorns your house, O Lord,
for ever and for evermore.
THE SECOND READING
A reading from the book of Ephesians
I have heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love toward all the saints, and for this reason I do not cease to give thanks for you as I remember you in my prayers. I pray that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you a spirit of wisdom and revelation as you come to know him, so that, with the eyes of your heart enlightened, you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance among the saints, and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power for us who believe, according to the working of his great power. God put this power to work in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly places, far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and above every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the age to come. And he has put all things under his feet and has made him the head over all things for the church, which is his body, the fullness of him who fills all in all.
This is the Word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God
All stand for the Acclamation and Gospel reading.
Go, make disciples of all the nations;
I am with you always; yes, to the end of time.
The Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to:
Jesus said to his disciples, “These are my words that I spoke to you while I was still with you– that everything written about me in the law of Moses, the prophets, and the psalms must be fulfilled.” Then he opened their minds to understand the scriptures, and he said to them, “Thus it is written, that the Messiah is to suffer and to rise from the dead on the third day, and that repentance and forgiveness of sins is to be proclaimed in his name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem. You are witnesses of these things. And see, I am sending upon you what my Father promised; so stay here in the city until you have been clothed with power from on high.”
Then he led them out as far as Bethany, and, lifting up his hands, he blessed them. While he was blessing them, he withdrew from them and was carried up into heaven. And they worshiped him, and returned to Jerusalem with great joy; and they were continually in the temple blessing God.
After the Gospel reading
This is the Gospel of the Lord.
Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ
I suspect that most of us, from time to time, allow our imaginations to wander back to the time of Christ, and then we ask ourselves “What was it like to be one of the disciples?” What was it like to know Jesus intimately as they did, to have him right there? What was it like to walk behind him on the road, to see his footprints in the sand, to know that the man ahead of us is the messiah? We do not know. But they must have known him well. After all, they were there with him. Eating with him. Drinking with him. Serving as eyewitnesses to his miracles. Surely, they knew him better than we do. They had special access. But our gospel reading for this Sunday calls that into question, casts it under suspicion, and reveals a different picture: They did know him, yes, but not as well as we usually imagine, not as well as we like to think. After all, if they knew him so intimately, why is it only at the ascension, and the close of His earthly ministry, that He opens their minds? Only at the ascension does His true form as Savior dawn upon them. Only at the ascension does the truth of His eternal sonship spill into their hearts. The startling revelation of this passage is that, in one very real sense, until the ascension, they did not know him.
But even though this is a startling revelation in one respect, in another it is unsurprising. After all, throughout the gospels, we constantly see the disciples getting His identity wrong. At one point they see Him as a political leader destined to restore the kingdom of Israel to its earthly splendour. At another, they ask Him to call fire down upon enemies, assuming that He has come to reveal a god of wrath, and in this moment they are unable to recognize His gentleness. But thankfully, just before the ascension, just before Christ is spirited away, leaving only footprints in the sand, He opens their minds. He allows them to see fully. Indeed, only at the ascension, does Christ’s new face—the face of the Son incarnate—shine out through His old one, and merge with it. Only then does His new and deeper identity suffuse the old one with light. And then He is gone.
And so, we are left wondering: Do we, in some ways, know Him better than they did? They walked beside Him on earth, but we know that He is the risen Lord and the image of the Father. Perhaps we know Him better than John, the beloved disciple, did at the last supper, even as he leaned against Christ’s breast, the thrum of Christ’s heartbeat in his ear, and the warmth of Christ’s chest against his cheek. For in that moment, John was listening to the heartbeat of a man he did not know, or at least did not know fully. Yes, John knew Him well, and did not know Him. John, like the other disciples, only knew Him clearly in the wake of the ascension.
But what did they know of Him before the ascension? What was His presence like to them, if Jesus of Nazareth was not yet the Son of God, not yet the risen Lord? Perhaps before the ascension, before His rising, Jesus was only a vague outline of the Christ, like an image reflected in water: vivid yet unstable. Whatever they knew of Him, their revelation of Christ was much more gradual than we usually suppose. And it was only there, at the ascension, as He vanished into thin air, that their minds were wide open, their understanding radiant.
As odd and bewildering as it is to think that the disciples came to know Christ so gradually, I think that we can relate to their experience quite easily. In our own lives, after all, our most intimate relationships start as a mystery and then develop gradually. When a child is born to us, he cannot speak. At the beginning, he can only mumble softly and cry—usually at 3 in the morning—to express himself, and at this point, we can only guess at his personality. But then he starts to grow, he learns to speak, and soon enough his words offer a clear window into his soul. And over the years his personality emerges slowly, clarifies and appears before us, like an apparition materializing in the night, a glowing blur coming into focus. Only with time does this new and little soul yield forth its secrets.
And in any relationship with a significant other, the same pattern is there: mystery and a gradual coming-to-know. As we have seen a thousand times in the movies, in that first scene when the man sees a woman across a crowded room and falls for her: A romance only begins when we fall in love with another, whom we do not yet know. On their wedding day, the bride and groom do know each other, it is true, otherwise they would not be in love, but it’s also true that after they recite their vows, their intimacy continues to deepen as the days become weeks, weeks become years, and years become decades. Wedding vows are not uttered in full knowledge, but in a kind of ignorance—or at least in partial ignorance. They pass from one mystery into another and back again. For at the beginning, these two people can’t possibly know each other fully. But it is this distance that creates the possibility of a deepening intimacy, of a life spent growing closer. It is because our relationships begin in mystery that intimacy deepens as years stretch into decades, as the outline of the other’s face comes gradually into view. Marriage is the slow unveiling of a mystery.
These relationships—which on one level seem so ordinary—in fact hide one of the deep truths of the Christian tradition: love is the merging of mystery with knowledge. In love there is attraction to mystery, and a coming-to-know.
And for the disciples, I imagine it was similar. They loved Christ. They did not know Him all at once and were pulled across the room and into His mystery. They felt an attraction to Christ, this ragged and wandering teacher, treading in the sands, and yet at the same time, He was a deep mystery to them, and all sorts of questions—“Who is He? Where is He leading us?”—must have arisen continually from within to torment and disquiet their hearts. “Who is this man,” John may well have asked, “this stranger for whom I have thrown it all away? For whom I have given my life?” The disciples knew Him first as a stranger across the room. And only at the ascension, were their minds opened. Only at the ascension was He revealed as the risen Lord. Only with that last rising was He the risen one.
But this doesn’t mean that all mystery vanished on that day. Even after the ascension, their knowledge was still incomplete. After all, the God revealed to us in Christ is infinite. We can know God, yes, but our minds are limited, and He is unlimited. He is limitless undying love, as John Lennon sang, and so as we come to know God we are always reaching into a mystery. We know God and fall in love with Him, yes, but He is inexhaustible, and so our knowledge is always deepening. We can journey into God forever, and yet we can never exhaust Him. His love is a depth that we cannot sound. Some drop a stone into a dark well to hear the splash and know the depth. But in God, who is infinite love, that stone falls forever. Into infinite love. Into that infinite wellspring of love. When it comes to knowing God, there is always an attraction to mystery, and coming-to-know, a deepening of intimacy. There is always an element of knowledge and an element of mystery. And they are always fused. It must be this way, and it always will be.
But we have to trust the mystery. Just like the disciples had to trust this strange, ragged figure, treading in the sands, leading them onward to who-knows-where. In some ways it feels hard to put ourselves in their shoes, to imagine how they felt on that day, as Christ was spirited away. Perhaps before the ascension, they doubted whether Christ was trustworthy, but as Christ ascended, in the wake of His life, they must have known Him—finally—in His fullness: As Christ, the Son of God. In a new radiance. And that mystery that first drew them toward Him, that initial attraction, that first glance across the crowded room, so to speak… That was trustworthy. That feeling was real. That feeling was God.
THE NICENE CREED
Please stand for the Nicene Creed.
Let us together affirm the faith of the Church.
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 and the Son, who with the Father and the Son is worshipped 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 Feast of the Ascension
29th of May, 2022 – Year C
a. With hearts and minds lifted to Christ who has ascended on high, let us pray.
We pray for the welfare of your Church here on earth; guide and govern it by your Spirit, so that all Christians may be led in the way of truth, and hold the faith in unity of spirit, in the bond of peace, and righteousness of life.
b. As we join with all Christian people in giving thanks for the Ascension of our Lord Jesus Christ, we pray for the Church that he left to continue his work on earth… Faithful to her calling, may she witness to his glory by declaring and practising his saving love.
We ask your blessing on +Vsevolod our Bishop, on this, our parish of St. George – for its work, its worship and its witness. We pray particularly for Fr. David in his ministry to us at this time of great personal sorrow and desolation and for all members of our congregation, be they near or far.
1 Lord, in your mercy. Hear our prayer.
c. We pray that through the glorified humanity of Jesus, all people may be brought to a better understanding of our human nature… By your power, renew this world that is upheld in your love… Teach all to respect the dignity and rights of others as children of one Father.
d. Grant that in our daily lives, our vision may not be limited by present concerns… May all that we do, in our families and in our work, be seen in the light of Christ and offered to him as the Master of all our service.
We pray for the leaders of all the nations of the world, most particularly for the King and Government of Thailand at this time of unrest, and also in the countries from which we come. We remember also all the people in countries that have had problems of any kind during this past week, praying fervently for a speedy end to the war in Ukraine.
Grant wisdom to those in authority in every land, and give to all people a desire for righteousness and peace, the will to work together in trust, to seek the common good, and to share with justice and equity the limited resources of the earth.
2 Lord, in your mercy. Hear our prayer.
We pray for all who are prevented from or persecuted for practising their faith, wherever they may be. We pray for our fellow Christians, both here in Thailand, and also in our own home countries.
3 Lord, in your mercy. Hear our prayer.
We pray for all those who suffer in body, mind and spirit; the sick; the poor; the depressed; the lonely; the afraid, the unloved; the persecuted; the unemployed and those who care for them. Those who grieve; and those who have nobody to pray for them.
e. Give them strength and hope in the Ascended Christ… May his passage from suffering to glory lift them out of their troubles into new life.
4 Lord, in your mercy. Hear our prayer.
We remember all those who have been touched by the COVID 19 pandemic; particularly here in Pattaya. We give you thanks that Thailand is increasingly reopening to visitors from abroad, as the outbreak is being contained, and for the progress which has been made with the vaccination programme,
Amongst the sick we remember;
Fr. David, Fr. Tom, Brian, Colin, Mavis, Patricia, Eric, Kent, Elizabeth, Conrad, Griselda, Jun, Martyn, Dave, Carole, Emilia, John, and any others, known personally to each and every one of us…
(5 second silence)
5 Lord, in your mercy. Hear our prayer.
f. We pray for all who have gone where Christ has led, whose human nature has been transformed in his presence… Teach us to be ready to follow them, confident in his love and guided by his example.
We bring to you all who have died in the hope of the resurrection, especially the millions who have perished in the COVID pandemic and those caught up in the shooting in Uvalde.
For Bob, Simon and all who have died recently….
and for all those whose anniversaries occur at this time and known to us, either collectively or individually.
(5 second silence)
6 Lord, in your mercy. Hear our prayer.
[CELEBRANT] – g. We offer these prayers through the divine power of Christ, shed abroad in all the world.
Almighty God, who has promised to hear our prayers,
Grant that what we have asked in faith we may by your grace receive, through Jesus Christ our Lord.
God is steadfast in love and infinite in mercy, welcoming sinners and inviting them to the Lord’s table.
Let us confess our sins in penitence and faith, confident in God’s forgiveness.
Merciful God, our maker and our judge, we have sinned against you in thought, word and deed, and in what we have failed to do: we have not loved you with our whole heart; we have not loved our neighbours as ourselves; we repent and are sorry for all our sins , Father forgive us, strengthen us to love and obey you in newness of life; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen
**(Note: all are encouraged to strike their breast 3 times following the lead of Fr. David as he utters the words: ‘sorry for all our sins’)**
Almighty God, who has promised forgiveness to all who turn to him in faith, pardon you and set you free from all your sins, strengthen you in all goodness and keep you in eternal life, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
The congregation stands.
We are the Body of Christ.
His Spirit is with us.
The peace of the Lord be always with you.
And also with you.
Please greet each other with a sign of peace.
HYMN: Rejoice, the Lord is King, Your Lord and King adore;
Rejoice, the Lord is King,
Your Lord and King adore;
Mortals, give thanks and sing,
And triumph evermore:
Lift up your heart, lift up your voice;
Rejoice, again I say, rejoice.
Jesus, the Saviour reigns,
The God of truth and love;
When he had purged pour stains,
He took his seat above:
His kingdom cannot fail;
He rules o’er earth and heaven;
The keys of death and hell
Are to our Jesus given:
Lift up ………….
He sits at God’s right hand
Till all his foes submit,
And bow to his command,
And fall beneath his feet:
Blessed are you, God of all creation. Through your goodness we have these gifts to share. Accept and use our offerings for your glory and the service of your kingdom.
Blessed be God forever.
Let us pray
We do not presume to come to your table, merciful Lord, trusting in our own righteousness, but in your manifold and great mercies. We are not worthy so much as to gather up the crumbs under your table, but you are the same Lord whose nature is always to have mercy. Grant us, therefore, gracious Lord, so to eat the flesh of your dear son Jesus Christ, and to drink his blood, that we may evermore dwell in him and he in us. Amen.
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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.
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.
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; he opened wide his arms for us on the cross; he put an end to death by dying for us; and revealed the resurrection by rising to new life; so he fulfilled your will and won for you a holy people.
Therefore with angels and archangels, and with all the company of heaven, we proclaim your great and glorious name, for ever praising you and saying:
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.
Lord, you are holy indeed, the source of all holiness; 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; 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.
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.
Great is the mystery of faith:
Christ has died:
Christ is risen:
Christ will come again.
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.
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. 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 [N and] all the saints, may praise and glorify you for ever, through Jesus Christ our Lord; 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.
Let us pray with confidence to the Father, as our Saviour has taught us:
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, the power and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen.
O Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, have mercy on us.
O Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, have mercy on us.
O Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, grant us peace.
**(Note: All are encouraged to tap their breast three times following the example of Fr. David as he utters the words ‘…have mercy, …have mercy and …grant us peace’)**
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.
This is the Lamb of God , who takes away the sins of the world;
Happy 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.
**(Note: All are encouraged to strike breast following the example of Fr. David as all utter the words ‘not worthy’)**
After Communion the celebrant and the congregation say
Let us pray.
Father of all we give you thanks and praise that when we were still far off you met us in your Son and brought us home. Dying and living, he declared your love, gave us grace, and opened the gate of glory. May we who share Christ’s body live his risen life; we who drink his cup bring life to others; we whom the Spirit lights give light to the world.
Keep us in this hope that we have grasped; so we and all your children shall be free, and the whole earth live to praise your name.
Father, we offer ourselves to you as a living sacrifice through Jesus Christ our Lord. Send us out in the power of your Spirit to live and work to your praise and glory.
The peace of God, which passes all understanding, keep your hearts and minds in the knowledge and love of God, and of his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord: and the blessing of God almighty, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit , be amongst you and remain with you always.
Go in peace to love and serve the Lord:
In the name of Christ. Amen.
HYMN: Lord, enthroned in heavenly splendour, First-begotten from the dead,
Lord, enthroned in heavenly splendour,
First-begotten from the dead,
Thou alone, our strong defender,
Liftest up thy people’s head.
Jesu, true and living bread.
Pascal lamb, thine Offering, finished
Once for all when thou wast slain;
In its fullness undiminished
Shall for evermore remain,
Cleansing souls from every stain.
Life-imparting, heavenly Manna,
Stricken Rock, with streaming side,
Heaven and earth with loud hosanna
Worship thee, the Lamb who dies,
Risen, ascended, glorified!
Here is the music for this week’s hymns, if you would like to practice beforehand.
Performed by Fr. David Price
NOTE: The introductory music is Chorale Prelude: Heut’ triumphiret Gottes Sohn (BWV 630) – Bach.