You can follow this special online service for the Liturgy of Foundation, as through these challenging times we seek to reach out in loving service. So also, we lean in more deeply to our friendships and give thanks for their steadfast support.
Try to actively share in the service – join in the words in bold and sing out the hymns. You may not want to stand or kneel as usual, but find a comfortable position that helps you and perhaps think about how you hold your hands, maybe holding them palms upwards to offer thanksgiving and to receive God’s love and blessing.
May God bless you as we worship Him together.
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The Very Reverend Catherine Ogle, Dean of Winchester, presiding at this Eucharist greets the people.
In the name of the Father,
and of the Son,
and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Grace, mercy and peace from God our Father
and the Lord Jesus Christ be with you, and also with you.
We are fellow citizens with the saints
and members of the household of God: built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets.
Christ Jesus himself is the chief corner-stone:
in him we are built into a spiritual temple. Amen.
Prayers of Penitence
You may like to adopt a prayer posture such as sitting with your head bowed, as we remember our brokenness and call to mind our sins.
We run the race set before us,
surrounded by a great cloud of witnesses.
Therefore let us lay aside every weight,
and the sin which clings so closely,
bringing them to Jesus in penitence and faith.
Almighty God, our heavenly Father, we have sinned against you and against our neighbour in thought and word and deed, through negligence, through weakness, through our own deliberate fault. We are truly sorry and repent of all our sins. For the sake of your Son Jesus Christ, who died for us, forgive us all that is past, and grant that we may serve you in newness of life to the glory of your name. Amen.
The Right Reverend Dr Tim Dakin, Bishop of Winchester, offers the absolution
who forgives all who truly repent,
have mercy upon you,
pardon and deliver you from all your sins,
confirm and strengthen you in all goodness,
and keep you in life eternal;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
O be joyful in the Lord, all ye lands:
Serve the Lord with gladness,
and come before his presence with a song.
Be ye sure that the Lord he is God;
it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves;
We are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.
O go your way into his gates with thanksgiving,
and into his courts with praise;
Be thankful unto him, and speak good of his Name.
For the Lord is gracious, his mercy is everlasting;
and his truth endureth from generation to generation.
Words: Psalm 100. Music: Jubilate in B flat, Op. 10 Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924) Recorded virtually by current and former Choristers of Winchester Cathedral
A period of silent prayer is introduced.
The Collect of the day is said and all respondAmen.
The Liturgy of the Word
Sit comfortably to listen to God speaking through the Scriptures.
Romans 8. 1-11
Read by Canon Annabelle Boyes MBE DL, Receiver General.
This is the word of the Lord. Thanks be to God.
You may wish to stand for the Gospel.
Hear the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Matthew Glory to you, O Lord.
At the end
This is the Gospel of the Lord. Praise to you, O Christ.
The Right Reverend Dr Tim Dakin, Bishop of Winchester
Prayers of Intercession
We are invited to pray for the Church, the wider world, and one another. If you have a particular prayer request, please write it on any of our social media channel Interactive Prayer Stations, or email email@example.com and we will pray all your prayers with you over the coming week.
You may like to adopt a prayer posture with your hands open and lifted up to God as we hold out all the prayers of our hearts to him.
In the power of the Spirit and in union with Christ,
let us pray to the Father.
This response is used
All these things we place into your hands.
After the final petition
Merciful Father, accept these prayers for the sake of your Son, our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.
The Liturgy of the Sacrament
The President introduces the peace and then says
The peace of the Lord be always with you And also with you.
Here in the Cathedral we can’t touch each other and that may be the same where you are, if family members have to isolate from one another or perhaps you are on your own.
But peace is more than a handshake or a hug, it is something from the heart and, whether with a warm smile, a nod, a bow or a face on a screen, God’s peace in the Spirit moves among us.
The Eucharistic Prayer
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
The President prays the Eucharistic Prayer proper to the season, praising God for His mighty acts, where all say together the Sanctus and Benedictus in this or another form
Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might, heaven and earth are full of your glory. Hosanna in the highest.
Blessed is He that comes in the name of the Lord Hosanna in the Highest
The President prays the remainder of the Eucharistic Prayer recalling the Last Supper. This acclamation or another may be used
Great is the mystery of faith: Christ has died Christ has risen Christ will come again The prayer ends
Amen or Blessing and honour and Glory and power be yours forever and ever. Amen
The Lord’s Prayer
After the introductory words
The Breaking of the Bread
The President breaks the consecrated bread
Every time we eat this bread and drink this cup we proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes.
The Giving and Receiving of Communion
For most of us participating at home, this will be a very strange experience of being invited to Communion not through the physical bread and wine we can touch but a Spiritual Communion with the God who always comes to meet us wherever we are.
There are no special words or prayers for this, all the Church has ever thought necessary is true desire, lively faith and genuine love. Come honestly before God the way you know how. You may like to listen to the music or pray quietly one of these prayers to help you:
Lord, you stand at the door of my heart and knock. You wait for me and only I can let you in. I believe and trust in you and ask you now to fill me with presence. Feed me with your body and unite me in your blood, that I may be your blessing to a world in need. Amen.
Confession of St Thomas Jn. 20:28
In union, O Lord with the faithful at every altar of thy Church, where the Holy Eucharist is now being celebrated, I desire to offer thee praise and thanksgiving. I present to thee my soul and body with the earnest wish that may always be united to thee. And since I can not now receive thee sacramentally, I beseech thee to come spiritually into my heart. I unite myself to thee, and embrace thee with all the affections of my soul. Let nothing ever separate thee from me. May I live and die in thy love. Amen.
Traditional Anglican form for use by armed forces
Behold, the tabernacle of God is with you,
and the Spirit of God dwelleth within you.
For the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are.
For the love of whom ye do this day celebrate the joys of the temple with a season of festivity. Alleluia.
Words: Sarum Rite Antiphon. Music: William Harris (1883-1973) Recorded virtually by current and former Choristers of Winchester Cathedral
The Prayer after Communion
The President may pray a post-communion prayer.
The Right Reverend Dr Tim Dakin, Bishop of Winchester, offers the Blessing.
Go in peace to love and serve the Lord.
In the name of Christ. Amen.
The Closing Hymn
Christ is made the sure foundation,
and the precious corner-stone,
who, the two walls underlying,
bound in each, binds both in one,
holy Sion’s help for ever,
and her confidence alone.
All that dedicated city,
dearly loved by God on high,
in exultant jubilation
pours perpetual melody,
God the One, in threefold glory,
To this temple, where we call thee,
come, O Lord of hosts, today;
with thy wonted loving-kindness,
hear thy people as they pray;
and thy fullest benediction
shed within its walls for ay.
Here vouchsafe to all thy servants
gifts of grace by prayer to gain;
here to have and hold for ever,
those good things their prayers obtain,
and hereafter, in thy glory,
with thy blessèd ones to reign.
Laud and honour to the Father;
laud and honour to the Son,
laud and honour to the Spirit,
ever Three, and ever One,
while unending ages run. Amen.
Words: Latin, c 7th–8th century Tune: Westminster Abbey 205 NEH tr. John Mason Neale (1818–66) Music: Henry Purcell (1659-95) adapted from ‘O God, Thou art my God’ Recorded virtually by current and former Choristers of Winchester Cathedral