Liturgy Guide for Holy Thursday

Holy Thursday Liturgy Guide

 

 

Thursday of the Supper of the LORD

Misa de Cena Domini

 

HOLY THURSDAY

 

ANTIPHON          We should glory in the Cross of our LORD Jesus Christ,

in-WHOM is our salvation, life and resurrection,

through-WHOM we are saved and delivered.

 

HYMN         LORD WHO AT THY FIRST EUCHARIST DID PRAY

 

LORD, WHO, at THY first Eucharist did pray,

that all THY Church might be forever one,

Grant us at every Eucharist to say

with longing heart and soul “THY Will be done.”

O may we all one bread, one body be though this blest Sacrament of unity.

 

For all THY Church, O LORD, we intercede;

Make THOU our sad divisions soon to cease;

Draw us the nearer each to each we plead,

by drawing all to THEE, O Prince of Peace.

Thus may we all one bread, one body be, through this blest Sacrament of unity.

 

We pray THEE, too, for wanderers from THY fold;

O bring them back, Good Shepherd of the sheep,

To to the Faith with ch saints believed of old,

Back to the Church which still that Faith doth keep.

Soon may we all one bread, one body be, through this blest Sacrament of unity.

 

So, LORD, at length when sacraments shall cease,

may we be one with all THY Church above,

one with THY saints in one unbroken peace,

one with THY saints in one unbounded love.

Make blessed still in peace and love to be one with the Trinity in unity.

 

KYRIE

 

GLORIA                Plainchant

 

COLLECT              O God, WHO have called us to participate in this most sacred Supper,

in-which YOUR Only Begotten SON,

when about to hand HIMSELF over to death, entrusted to the Church a sacrifice new for all eternity, the banquet of HIS love;

grant, us pray, that we may draw from so great a mystery

the fullness of charity and of life.

FIRST READING

Isaiah 12L1-8, 11-14

 

The LORD said to Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt, “This month shall stand at the head of your calendar; you shall reckon it the first month of the year. Tell the whole community of Israel: On the tenth of this month every one of your families must procure for itself a lamb, one apiece for each household. If a family is too small for a whole lamb, it shall join the nearest household in procuring one and shall share in the lamb in proportion to the number of persons who partake of it. The lamb must be a year-old male and without blemish. You may take it from either the sheep or the goats. You shall keep it until the fourteenth day of this month, and then, with the whole assembly of Israel present, it shall be slaughtered during the evening twilight. They shall take some of its blood and apply it to the two doorposts and the lintel of every house in which they partake of the lamb. That same night they shall eat its roasted flesh with unleavened bread and bitter herbs. “This is how you are to eat it: with your loins girt, sandals on your feet and your staff in hand, you shall eat like those who are in flight. It is the Passover of the LORD. For on this same night I will go through Egypt, striking down every firstborn of the land, both man and beast, and executing judgment on all the gods of Egypt—I, the LORD! But the blood will mark the houses where you are. Seeing the blood, I will pass over you; thus, when I strike the land of Egypt, no destructive blow will come upon you. “This day shall be a memorial feast for you, which all your generations shall celebrate with pilgrimage to the LORD, as a perpetual institution.”

 

RESPONSORIAL

Psalms 116:12, 13, 15-18

 

Our blessing cup is a communion with the Blood of Christ [cf. First Corinthians 10:16)

 

How shall I make a return to the LORD
for all the good he has done for me?
The cup of salvation I will take up,
and I will call upon the name of the LORD.

 

Our blessing cup is a communion with the Blood of Christ

Precious in the eyes of the LORD
is the death of his faithful ones.
I am your servant, the son of your handmaid;
you have loosed my bonds.

 

Our blessing cup is a communion with the Blood of Christ

To you will I offer sacrifice of thanksgiving,
and I will call upon the name of the LORD.
My vows to the LORD I will pay
in the presence of all his people.

Our blessing cup is a communion with the Blood of Christ

 

SEOND READING

First Corinthians 11:23-26

 

Brothers and sisters,

I received from the Lord what I also handed on to you, that the Lord Jesus, on the night he was handed over, took bread, and, after he had given thanks, broke it and said, “This is my body that is for you. Do this in remembrance of me.” In the same way also the cup, after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.” For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the death of the Lord until he comes.

 

GOSPEL ACCLAMATION

Praise to YOU, LORD Jesus Christ, King of endless glory.

I give you a new commandment, says the LORD,

love one another as I have loved you [John 13:34)

Praise to YOU, LORD Jesus Christ, King of endless glory.

 

HOLY GOSPEL

Saint John 13:1-15

 

Before the feast of Passover, Jesus knew that his hour had come to pass from this world to the Father. He loved his own in the world and he loved them to the end. The devil had already induced Judas, son of Simon the Iscariot, to hand him over. So, during supper, fully aware that the Father had put everything into his power and that he had come from God and was returning to God, he rose from supper and took off his outer garments.

 

He took a towel and tied it around his waist. Then he poured water into a basin and began to wash the disciples’ feet and dry them with the towel around his waist. He came to Simon Peter, who said to him, “Master, are you going to wash my feet?” Jesus answered and said to him, “What I am doing, you do not understand now, but you will understand later.” Peter said to him, “You will never wash my feet.” Jesus answered him, “Unless I wash you, you will have no inheritance with me.”

 

Simon Peter said to him, “Master, then not only my feet, but my hands and head as well.” Jesus said to him, “Whoever has bathed has no need except to have his feet washed, for he is clean all over; so you are clean, but not all.” For he knew who would betray him; for this reason, he said, “Not all of you are clean.” So when he had washed their feet and put his garments back on and reclined at table again, he said to them, “Do you realize what I have done for you? You call me ‘teacher’ and ‘master,’  and rightly so, for indeed I AM. If I, therefore, the master and teacher, have washed your feet, you ought to wash one another’s feet. I have given you a model to follow, so that as I have done for you, you should also do.”

 

WASHING OF THE FEET

Omitted in absence of a congregation.

OFFERTORY HYMN     PANIS ANGELICUS

Bread of Angels

 

Holy and living bread, wondrous bread from Heaven sent,

God’s sacrifice foretold, now in our hands we hold.

Sign and reality, challenge for us to be:

Humble servants to all the poor.

 

God, holy three-in-one, through this offering of YOUR SON,

All now on Earth can see what we are called to be:

Hope for a world in need, signs that love can succeed,

Where true justice and peace endure.

 

PREFACE

 

SANCTUS

 

EUCHARISTIC PRAYER I       Roman Canon

 

COMMUNION ANTIPHON    This is the Body that will be given up for you;

This is the Chalice of the New Covenant in MY Blood,

says the LORD.

Do this, whenever you receive it in memory of ME.

 

COMMUNION HYMN             PANIS ANGELICUS

Bread of Angels

 

Holy and living bread, wondrous bread from Heaven sent,

God’s sacrifice foretold, now in our hands we hold.

Sign and reality, challenge for us to be:

Humble servants to all the poor.

 

God, holy three-in-one, through this offering of YOUR SON,

All now on Earth can see what we are called to be:

Hope for a world in need, signs that love can succeed,

Where true justice and peace endure.

 

 

COLLECT              Grant, ALMIGHTY GOD,

That just as we are renewed by the Supper of YOUR SON in this present age,

So we may enjoy HIS banquet for all eternity,

WHO lives and reigns forever and ever.

 

 

TRANSFER OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT

ADORATION HYMN               ADORO TE DEVOTE LATENS DEITAS

I Adore THEE Hidden God

 

Godhead here in hiding, WHOM I do adore,

Masked by these bare shadows, shape and nothing more.

See LORD, at THY service, low lies here a heart,

Lost, all lost, in wonder, at the God THOU art.

 

Seeing, touching, tasting, are in THEE deceived.

How says trusty hearing, that shall be believed;

What God’s SON has told me, take for truth I do;

Truth HIMSELF speaks truly or there’s nothing true.

 

On the Cross THY Godhead made no sign to me.

Here THY very manhood steals from human ken;

Both are my confession, both are my belief,

And I pray the prayer made by the dying thief.

 

I am not like Thomas, wounds I cannot see,

But I plainly call THEE, LORD and God as he.

This faith each day deeper be my holding of,

Daily make me harder in hope and dearer love.

 

O THOU our reminder of the Crucified,

Living Bread the life of us for-whom HE died.

Lend this life to me, then, feed and feast my mind,

There be THOU the sweetness man was meant to find.

 

Like what tender tales tell of the pelican,

Bathe me, Jesus LORD, in what THY bosom ran:

Blood that but one drop-of has the power to win,

All the world forgiveness of its world of sin.

 

Jesus WHOM I look at shrouded here below,

I beseech THEE, send me what I thirst for so,

Some day to gaze on THEE, face to face in Light,

And be best forever with THY Glory’s Light.

 

 

[silent adoration]