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Easter Church Service 2018

2018 Easter Church service

From the Auckland Cathedral of St Patrick and St Joseph
with celebrant Pa Peter Tipene, Dean of St Patrick’s

Pa Peter Tipene, celebrant

Pa Peter Tipene, celebrant Photo: RNZ / Paul Bushnell

Organ Prelude: Christ lag in Todesbanden
by J.S. Bach (1685-1750)
Played by James Tibbles

Hymn: Easter glory fills the sky
Tune: Trad (Llanfair)
Sung by cantor Henrietta Reid, vocal ensemble, congregation

Easter glory fills the sky; Alleluia!
Christ now lives, no more to die; Alleluia!
darkness has been put to flight, Alleluia!
by the living Lord of light, Alleluia!

See, the stone is rolled away, Alleluia!
from the tomb where he once he lay; Alleluia!
he has risen as he said, Alleluia!
glorious first born of the dead, Alleluia!

Opening procession led by Myrna Contreras, sacristan

Opening procession led by Myrna Contreras, sacristan Photo: RNZ / Paul Bushnell

Mary Mother, greet your Son, Alleluia!
radiant from his triumph won; Alleluia!
by his cross you shared his pain, Alleluia!
so for ever share his reign, Alleluia!

Christ, the victor over death, Alleluia!
breathes on us the Spirit’s breath! Alleluia!
Paradise is our reward, Alleluia!
endless Easter with our Lord! Alleluia!

Introit: Alleluia, Christus surrexit
by Felice Arnerio
Sung by vocal ensemble

Alleluia.
Christus surrexit a mortuis primitiae dormi entitum.
Alleluia.
Quoniam per hominem mores, et per hominem resurrectio mortuorum.
Alleluia.

Alleluia
But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the first fruits of them that slept.
Alleluia.
For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead.
Alleluia.

St Patrick's Cathedral vocal ensemble, conducted by Music Director James Tibbles

St Patrick's Cathedral vocal ensemble, conducted by Music Director James Tibbles Photo: RNZ / Paul Bushnell

We gather as always with the sign of our salvation, the sign of the cross. Ki te ingoa o te Matua, o te Tamaiti, o te Wairua Tapu.

Amene.

The grace and peace of our risen Lord Christ, the love of God and the joy of the Holy Spirit be with you all.

And with your spirit.

Good morning everyone.

Good morning Father.

And on this Easter Sunday morning our love and prayers go out to all of you who are gathered here for this celebration of the Eucharist. And a special welcome to our Radio New Zealand listeners who join us for this broadcast this morning. Nau mai, haere mai.

Welcome to the Catholic Mass here at the Cathedral of St Patrick and St Joseph in the diocese of Auckland. On behalf of Bishop Patrick Dunn, the Roman Catholic Bishop of Auckland, we welcome you all here this morning in joyful celebration of the resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ.

To prepare our hearts to celebrate worthily these sacred mysteries, let’s place ourselves in God’s presence asking for pardon, praying for the gift of healing, and for peace.

Henrietta Reid, cantor

Henrietta Reid, cantor Photo: RNZ / Paul Bushnell

Kyrie eleison
Plainsong
sung by the vocal ensemble, cantor and congregation

Kyrie, eleison.
Kyrie, eleison.
Kyrie, eleison.

Christe, eleison.
Christe, eleison.
Christe, eleison.

Kyrie, eleison.
Kyrie, eleison.
Kyrie, eleison.

Lord, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.

Christ, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy.

Lord, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.

May almighty God have mercy on us,
forgive us our sins,
and bring us to everlasting life.

Amen

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Glory to God
by Tony Alonso
sung by the cantor, vocal ensemble and congregation

Refrain

Glory to God, glory to God,
glory to God in the highest,
and on earth peace,
on earth peace to people of good will.

We praise you, we bless you,
we adore you, we glorify you,
we give you thanks for your great glory,
Lord God, heavenly king,
O God almighty Father. (Refrain)

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Lord Jesus Christ, only begotten Son,
Lord God, Lamb of God, Son of the Father,
you take away the sins of the world,
have mercy on us, have mercy on us,
you take away the sins of the world,
receive our prayer, receive our prayer;
you are seated at the right hand of the Father,
have mercy on us. (Refrain)

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. (Refrain)

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Kia inoi tatou, Let us pray.

O God who on this day
through your only-begotten Son,
have conquered death and unlocked for us the path to eternity,
grant that we who keep the solemnity of the Lord’s resurrection,
may through the renewal brought by your spirit,
rise up in the light of life.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ your Son,
who lives and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.

Amen.

A reading from the Acts of the Apostles, by Sister Bernie Cheyne

Sr Bernie Cheyne, reader

Sr Bernie Cheyne, reader Photo: RNZ / Paul Bushnell

Peter began to speak to those assembled in the house of Cornelius. ‘You know the message God 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 those who were opposed to the devil, but God was with him.

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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 up 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 of the dead. All the prophets testify about him that everyone who believes in him receives forgiveness of sins through his name.’

The word of the Lord

Thanks be to God.

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Psalm 118
by James Tibbles
sung by the cantor, vocal ensemble and congregation

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia

Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good: for his mercy endures forever. Let the house of Israel say: His mercy endures forever.

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia

The right hand of the Lord has struck with power: the right hand of the Lord is exalted. I shall not die, but live: and declare the works of the Lord.”

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia

St Patrick's Cathedral vocal ensemble

St Patrick's Cathedral vocal ensemble Photo: RNZ / Paul Bushnell

The stone which the builders rejected: has become the cornerstone. By the Lord has this been done: it is wonderful in our eyes.

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia

A reading from the letter of St Paul to the Colossians, by Simativa Perese

Simativa Perese, reader

Simativa Perese, reader Photo: RNZ / Paul Bushnell

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.

The word of the Lord

Thanks be to God.

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Gospel Acclamation: Easter Alleluia
by Marty Haugen
sung by the cantor, vocal ensemble and congregation

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia

See how salvation for all has been won, up from the grave our new life has begun. Life is now perfected in Jesus, the Son: Alleluia!

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia

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The Lord be with you.

And with your spirit.

A reading from the holy Gospel according to John

Glory to you, O Lord.

Pa Peter Tipene reads the Gospel

Pa Peter Tipene reads the Gospel Photo: RNZ / Paul Bushnell

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 entrance.

So she came running 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, 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 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.

The Gospel of the Lord.

Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

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Homily by Pa Peter Tipene

Renewal of Baptismal Promises

My dear brothers and sisters, through the Easter mystery we have been buried with Christ in baptism, so that we may walk with him in newness of life. And so, now that our Lenten observance is concluded, let us renew the promises of holy baptism, by which we once renounced Satan and his works and promised to serve God in the holy Catholic Church.

And so I ask you: Do you renounce Satan?

I do.

And all his works?

I do.

And all his empty promises?

I do.

Do you believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth?

I do.

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Do you believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord, who was born of the Virgin Mary, suffered death and was buried, rose from the dead, and is seated at the right hand of the Father?

I do.

Do you believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Catholic church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and life everlasting?

I do.

May almighty God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ who has given us new birth by water and the Holy Spirit, and bestowed on us forgiveness of our sins,keep us by his grace,in Christ Jesus our Lord, for eternal life.

I invite you to remain standing as I move around sprinkling you with the waters of baptism that were blessed here last night by Bishop Patrick Dunn. As I sprinkle the sacred water, the choir leads us in the beautiful hymn Vida aquam leading us to the joys of thanksgiving and the resurrected life.

Amen.

St Patrick's Cathedral Vocal Ensemble: Fiona Tibbles, Luana Prictor, Dilys Fong, Jessica Wells, Jack Timmings, Matthew Bennett, Nicholas Forbes (Assistant Director of Music), Ben Kubiak.

St Patrick's Cathedral Vocal Ensemble: Fiona Tibbles, Luana Prictor, Dilys Fong, Jessica Wells, Jack Timmings, Matthew Bennett, Nicholas Forbes (Assistant Director of Music), Ben Kubiak. Photo: RNZ / Paul Bushnell

Rite of Sprinkling: Vidi  aquam
by O. Ravanello
sung by the vocal ensemble

Vidi aquam egredientem de templo, a latere dextro, alleluia: et omnes, ad quos pervenit aqua ista, salvi facti sunt, et dicent, alleluia, alleluia.

Confitemini Domino quoniam bonus: Quoniam in saeculum misericordia eius.

Gloria Patri, et Filio, et Spiritui Sancto: Sicut erat in principio, et nunc, et semper, et in saecula sæculorum. Amen.

 

I saw water flowing from the right side of the temple, alleluia; and all they to whom that water came were saved, and they shall say, alleluia, alleluia.

Praise the Lord, for he is good; for his mercy endureth forever.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

We bring our prayers before our loving God, knowing that he will hear and answer them.

Prayers of the Faithful read by Francine Chye

 Francine Chye

Francine Chye Photo: RNZ / Paul Bushnell

Let us pray that the light of Christ will shine in and through us, as we celebrate the resurrection of the Lord.

E te Ariki. Whakarongo mai ra ki a mātou.

Let us pray that we will be inspired by the courage of Mary Magdalene and Peter. Where there is doubt, let us sow faith.

E te Ariki. Whakarongo mai ra ki a mātou.

Let us pray for those baptised and received in to the Church this Easter weekend. May they have life and have it to the full as they entrust themselves to the risen Christ.

E te Ariki. Whakarongo mai ra ki a mātou.

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Let us pray for Pope Francis. As the successor to St Peter, may he be courageous in his leadership of the Church.

E te Ariki. Whakarongo mai ra ki a mātou.

Let us pray for peace in our world. May Christians everywhere be instruments of God’s peace.

E te Ariki. Whakarongo mai ra ki a mātou.

Let us pray this Easter Sunday for those who have died. We remember loved ones, especially on this day of resurrection. May the promise of eternal life sustain us in joyful hope.

E te Ariki. Whakarongo mai ra ki a mātou.

E te atua kaua rawa. Almighty God, hear and answer all these prayers that we make through our Lord Jesus Christ your Son who lives and reigns in unity with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit. One God forever and ever.

Amen.

Pa Tipene censes the altar

Pa Tipene censes the altar Photo: RNZ / Paul Bushnell

Offertory Motet: Haec dies
by G.P. da Palestrina
sung by the vocal ensemble

Haec dies quam fecit Dominus: exultemus et laetemur in ea, Alleluia.

This is the day which the Lord hath made: let us be glad and rejoice therein. Alleluia.

Exultant with paschal gladness, O Lord, we offer the sacrifice by which your Church is wondrously reborn and nourished. Through Christ our Lord.

Amen.

The Lord be with you.

And with your spirit.

Lift up your hearts.

We lift them up to the Lord.

Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

It is right and just.

It is truly right and just, our duty and our salvation, at all times to acclaim you, O Lord, but (on this day above all to laud you yet more gloriously, when Christ our Passover has been sacrificed.

For he is the true Lamb who has taken away the sins of the world; by dying he has destroyed our death, and by rising, restored our life.

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Therefore, overcome with Easter joy, every land, every people exults in your praise and even the heavenly Powers, with the angelic hosts, sing together the unending hymn of your glory, as they acclaim:

Sanctus
by Tony Alonso
sung by the cantor, vocal ensemble and congregation

Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God of hosts.
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.

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You are indeed Holy, O Lord, and all you have created rightly gives you praise, for through your Son our Lord Jesus Christ, by the power and working of the Holy Spirit, you give life to all things and make them holy, and you never cease to gather a people to yourself, so that from the rising of the sun to its setting a pure sacrifice may be offered to your name.

Therefore, O Lord, we humbly implore you: by the same Spirit graciously make holy these gifts we have brought to you for consecration, that they may become the body and blood of your Son our Lord Jesus Christ, at whose command we celebrate these mysteries.

For on the night he was betrayed he himself took bread, and, giving you thanks, he said the blessing, broke the bread and gave it to his disciples, saying:

Take this, all of you, and eat of it, for this is my body, which will be given up for you.

Consecration

Consecration Photo: RNZ / Paul Bushnell

In a similar way, when supper was ended, he took the chalice, and, giving you thanks, he said the blessing, and gave the chalice to his disciples, saying:

Take this, all of you, and drink from it, for this is the chalice of my blood, the blood of the new and eternal covenant, which will be poured out for you and for many for the forgiveness of sins. Do this in memory of me.

The mystery of faith.

Memorial Acclamation
by James Tibbles
sung by the cantor, vocal ensemble and congregation

Save us, Saviour of the world, for by your cross and resurrection you have set us free.

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Therefore, O Lord, as we celebrate the memorial of the saving Passion of your Son, his wondrous Resurrection and Ascension into heaven, and as we look forward to his second coming, we offer you in thanksgiving this holy and living sacrifice.

Look, we pray, upon the oblation of your Church and, recognizing the sacrificial Victim by whose death you willed to reconcile us to yourself, grant that we, who are nourished by the Body and Blood of your Son and filled with his Holy Spirit, may become one body, one spirit in Christ.

May he make of us an eternal offering to you, so that we may obtain an inheritance with your elect, especially with the most Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God, with blessed Joseph, her spouse, with your blessed apostles and glorious martyrs and with all the saints, on whose constant intercession in your presence we rely for unfailing help.

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May this Sacrifice of our reconciliation, we pray, O Lord, advance the peace and salvation of all the world. Be pleased to confirm in faith and charity your pilgrim Church on earth, with your servant Francis our Pope and Patrick Dunn our Bishop, the order of bishops, all the clergy and religious, and the entire people you have gained for your own.

Listen graciously to the prayers of this family, whom you have summoned here before you. In your compassion, O merciful Father, gather to yourself all your children scattered throughout the world.

To our departed brothers and sisters and to all who were pleasing to you at their passing from this life, give kind admittance to your kingdom. There we hope to enjoy for ever the fullness of your glory through Christ our Lord, through whom you bestow on the world all that is good.

Through him, and with him, and in him, O God, almighty Father, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, all glory and honour is yours, for ever and ever.

Amen: Credo III
Plainsong
sung by the cantor, vocal ensemble and congregation

Amen.

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E to matou Matua i te rangi,
Kia whakatapua tou ingoa:
Kia tae mai tou rangatiratanga,
Kia whakaritea tau hihia i te whenua.
Kia pera ano i to te rangi,
Homai kia matou aianei he taro ma matou mo tenei ra,
whakakahoretia o matou hara, me matou e whakakore nei
i nga hara o te hunga e hara ana ki a matou:
kaua matou e tukua kia whakawaia,
engari whakaorangia matou i te kino
Nou hoki te rangatiratanga, te kaha, mete kororia,
mo ake ake ake.

Amine.

The Lord's Prayer

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.

Amen

Lord Jesus Christ, who said to your apostles, peace I leave you, my peace I give you, look not on our sins, but on the faith of your Church, and graciously grant her peace and unity in accordance with your will. Who live and reign for ever and ever.

Amen.

The peace of the Lord be with you always.

And with your spirit.

Let’s share a sign of that peace with those around us.

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Agnus Dei
by Tony Alonso
sung by the cantor, vocal ensemble and congregation

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.

Behold Jesus the resurrection and the life. The Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world. Blessed are those called to the supper of the Lamb.

Lord, I am not worthy that you should enter under my roof, but only say the word and my soul shall be healed.

St Patrick's Cathedral vocal ensemble

St Patrick's Cathedral vocal ensemble Photo: RNZ / Paul Bushnell

Communion Motet: Victimae paschali laudes
by Orlando de Lassus
sung by the vocal ensemble

Victimae paschali laudes
immolent Christiani.
Agnus redemit oves:
Christus innocens Patri
reconciliavit peccatores.
Mors et vita duello
conflixere mirando:
dux vitae mortuus,
regnat vivus.
Dic nobis Maria,
quid vidisti in via?
Sepulcrum Christi viventis,
et gloriam vidi resurgentis:
Angelicos testes,
sudarium, et vestes.
Surrexit Christus spes mea:
praecedet suos in Galilaeam.
Scimus Christum surrexisse
a mortuis vere:
tu nobis, victor Rex,
miserere.
Amen. Alleluia.

Christians, to the Paschal Victim
offer sacrifice and praise.

The sheep are ransomed by the Lamb; and Christ, the undefiled, hath sinners to his Father reconciled.

Death with life contended: combat strangely ended! Life's own Champion, slain, yet lives to reign.

Tell us, Mary: say what thou didst see upon the way.

The tomb the Living did enclose; I saw Christ's glory as He rose!

The angels there attesting; shroud with grave-clothes resting.

Christ, my hope, has risen: He goes before you into Galilee. That Christ is truly risen from the dead we know.

Victorious King, Thy mercy show! Amen. Alleluia.

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The Lord be with you.

And with your spirit.

Bow your heads and pray for God’s blessing.

Look upon your Church, O God, with unfailing love and favour so that renewed by the Paschal mysteries, she may come to the glories of the Resurrection, through Christ our Lord.

Amen.

And may Almighty God bless you, te matua te temaiti, me te wairua tapu,

Amen.

Go in the peace of Christ. Alleluia. Alleluia

Thanks be to God. Alleluia. Alleluia.

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Hymn: Jesus Christ is Ris’n Today
by Charles Wesley
sung by the cantor, vocal ensemble and congregation

Jesus Christ is ris’n today, Alleluia!
our triumphant holy day, Alleluia!
who did once, upon the cross, Alleluia!
suffer to redeem our loss, Alleluia!

Hymns of praise then let us sing, Alleluia!
unto Christ, our Heavenly King, Alleluia!
who endured the cross and grave, Alleluia!
sinners to redeem and save. Alleluia!

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But the pain that he endured, Alleluia!
our salvation has procured; Alleluia!
now exalted he is King, Alleluia!
and the angels ever sing. Alleluia!

Sing we to our God above, Alleluia!
praise eternal as his love; Alleluia!
praise him, now his might confess, Alleluia!
Father, Son, and Spirit blest. Alleluia!

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Organ Postlude: Toccata in 7
by John Rutter
played by Nicholas Forbes, Assistant Director of Music.

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