Thursday, April 05, 2007

A Prayer for Maundy Thursday

Here is the BCP's Collect for Maundy Thursday - which, of course, also has its own liturgy. We sang "Just as I Am" in church tonight here in NH - one of my favorite hymns. I was introduced to a new one, as well: "When Christ was Lifted from the Earth." Powerful lyrics, especially when set to music, at the bottom of the page here. I also saw the movie "Amazing Grace" for the second time - it is one of my favorites. William Wilberforce was a man of God, and we can all take a page from his book, particularly on issues like New Orleans and Katrina. Anyways, without further ado, the Collect:

Almighty Father, whose dear Son, on the night before he suffered, instituted the Sacrament of his Body and Blood: Mercifully grant that we may receive it thankfully in remembrance of Jesus Christ our Lord, who in these holy mysteries gives us a pledge of eternal life; and who now livesand reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

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