Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Liturgical Ordo for Transfiguration Sunday

Last sunday after epiphany: 
transfiguration sunday
19 February 2012

The Gathering of the Community

Processional Hymn

‘Praise the One Who Breaks the Darkness’  Common Praise #397

Introductory Responses

Christ is the image of the invisible God,
the first-born of creation.
In him all things in heaven and on earth were created,
things visible and invisible.

Christ is the head of the body, the church;
he is the beginning, the first-born from the dead.

In Christ the fullness of God was pleased to dwell,
and through Christ we are reconciled to God.

Hymn of Praise

Gloria in excelsis by Rupert Laing


Let us pray.

Holy God, mighty and immortal,
you are beyond our knowing,
yet we see your glory in the face of Jesus Christ,
whose compassion illumines the world.
Transform us into the likeness of the love of Christ,
who renewed our humanity so that we may share in his divinity,
the same Jesus Christ, our Lord,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit.  Amen.

The Proclamation of the Word

First Reading

2 Kings 2.1-12

The Psalm

Psalm 50.1-6 in Songs for the Holy One

Second Reading

2 Corinthians 4.3-6

The Gradual Hymn

‘We Have This Ministry’  Songs for a Gospel People #76

The Gospel

Mark 9.2-9

The Sermon

Bishop Michael Ingham

An Affirmation of Faith

Do you believe and trust in God, the Holy One of Israel,
source of all being and life,
the one for whom and in whom we exist?
We believe and trust in the Holy One of Israel.

Do you believe and trust in God, the Word incarnate,
who took our human nature,
died for us and rose again?
We believe and trust in the Word incarnate.

Do you believe and trust in God, the Power of the Most High,
who gives life to the people of God
and makes Christ known in the world?
We believe and trust in the Power of the Most High.

This is the faith of the church.
This is our faith.
We believe and trust in one God,
Father, Son and Holy Spirit.  Amen.

The Prayers of the Community

Intercessions, Petitions and Thanksgivings

Confession and Absolution

Let us remember before God our selfish ways,
the things we have done wrong,
the sorrows we have caused,
the love we have not shown.

Silence for reflection is kept.

Most merciful God,
forgive us our sins against you
and against each other.
Strengthen us to overcome our weaknesses,
that we may live in love
as you would have us live,
for the sake of Jesus Christ our Saviour
and in the bonds of the Holy Spirit.  Amen.

May the God of love and power
forgive you and free you from your sins,
heal and strengthen you by the Spirit,
and raise you to new life in Christ our Lord.  Amen.

The Exchange of the Peace

May the peace of Christ be always with you.
And also with you.

The Holy Communion

The Offertory Hymn

‘We Praise You, O God’  Common Praise #342

Prayer over the Gifts

God of Moses and Elijah,
receive all we offer you this day
and reveal the glory and presence of your Spirit
alive in the world today,
freeing us from all doubts
and empowering us to be a transfigured people.
We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

Thanksgiving at the Table

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 our thanks and praise.

Blessed are you, gracious god,
creator of heaven and earth,
because in the mystery of the Word made flesh
you have caused a new light to shine in our hearts,
to give knowledge of salvation
in the face of your Son Jesus Christ our Lord.
Now with angels and archangels
and the whole company of heaven,
we lift our voices
to proclaim the glory of your name.

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.

Holy One, the beginning and the end, the giver of life:
Blessed are you for the birth of creation.
Blessed are you in the darkness and in the light.
Blessed are you for your promise to your people.
Blessed are you for the prophets’ hopes and dreams.
Blessed are you for Mary’s openness to your will.
Blessed are you for your Son, Jesus, the Word made flesh.

In the night in which he was betrayed,
our Lord Jesus took bread, and gave thanks;
broke it, and gave it to his disciples, saying:
Take and eat; this is my body given for you.
Do this for the remembrance of me.

Again, after supper, he took the cup, gave thanks,
and gave it for all to drink, saying:
This cup is the new covenant in my blood,
shed for you and for all people for the forgiveness of sin.
Do this for the remembrance of me.

[Therefore let] us proclaim the mystery of faith:
Christ has died.
Christ is risen.
Christ will come again.

With this bread and cup we remember
your Word dwelling among us, full of grace and truth.
We remember our new birth in his death and resurrection.
We look with hope for his coming.
Come, Lord Jesus.

Holy God, we long for your Spirit.
Come among us.  Bless this meal.
May your Word take flesh in us.
Awaken your people.  Fill us with your light.
Bring the gift of peace on earth.
Come, Holy Spirit.

All praise and glory are yours, Holy One of Israel,
Word of God incarnate, Power of the Most High,
one God, now and for ever.  Amen.

The Lord’s Prayer (sung to BAS 918)

As our Saviour taught us, let us pray,
Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name,
your kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins
as we forgive those who sin against us.
Save us from the time of trial,
and deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom, the power,
and the glory are yours,
now and for ever.  Amen.

The Breaking of the Bread

We break the bread of life,
and that life is the light of the world
God here among us,
light in the midst of us,
bring us to light and life.

The gifts of God for the people of God.
Thanks be to God.

The Communion

Communion Hymn

‘You, Lord, Are Both Lamb and Shepherd’  Common Praise #630

The Sending Forth of the Community

Prayer after Communion

Holy God,
we see your glory in the face of Jesus Christ.
May we who are partakers of his table
reflect his life in word and deed,
that all the world may know
your power to change and save.
We ask this in his name.  Amen.

Glory to God,
whose power, working in us,
can do infinitely more
than we can ask or imagine.
Glory to God from generation to generation,
in the Church and in Christ Jesus,
for ever and ever.  Amen.


Closing Hymn

‘’Tis Good, Lord, to Be Here’  Common Praise #167


Go forth to reveal Christ in the world.
Thanks be to God.


The Introductory Responses are based upon Colossians 1.15, 16, 18, 19, 20.

The Collect is the Thematic Collect for the Last Sunday after Epiphany in Revised Common Lectionary Prayers (2002), p. 72.

 ‘An Affirmation of Faith’ has been adapted from ‘Authorized Affirmations of Faith 1’ in Common Worship (2000), p. 144.

The Confession is adapted from ‘Home Prayers’ in The Book of Alternative Services (1985), pp. 691-692, and the Absolution from Common Worship (2000), p. 135.

The Prayer over the Gifts is adapted from the Intercessory Prayer for the Last Sunday after Epiphany in Revised Common Lectionary Prayers (2002), p. 72.

The Thanksgiving at the Table is taken from Evangelical Lutheran Worship (2006), p. 110 with the first Preface of the Incarnation from The Book of Alternative Services (1985), p. 220.

Any liturgical elements not noted here are taken from ‘The Holy Eucharist’ in The Book of Alternative Services, p. 185 ff.

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