Holy Thursday Service
A Celebration of Eucharist
A Celebration of Holy Orders
A Call to Serve
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, we pray,
that we may draw from so great a mystery,
the fullness of charity and 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.
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Jesus Washes His Disciples Feet
Tonight, as we begin our three-day celebration of our redemption, we approach our saving God with the needs of our world.
For all priests, may God continue to purify and sanctify them in their holy orders, let us pray to the Lord.
For nations and peoples torn by this current pandemic, may the Lord grant them his peace, let us pray to the Lord.
For all people who are oppressed, may they receive the grace of perseverance, let us pray to the Lord.
For the Lord’s abundant blessing upon this faith community, let us pray to the Lord.
For those who have died in the faith, may God bring them to himself for a life of eternal joy and peace, let us pray to the Lord.
For your intentions mentioned now together........... Let us pray to the Lord
Heavenly Father, you always have at heart the salvation of your people. Hear our prayers and the needs they represent and answer them as you will, through your Son, Christ our Lord. Amen.
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
for ever and ever.