SS. PHILIP & JAMES (transferred)


May 3 — Sts. Philip and James

Invitation to  Worship

Alleluia! Our Risen Love, who sent the Apostles,

Come, let us adore him:  Alleluia, Alleluia!


O Holy One,+ open my lips.

~And my mouth will proclaim your praise.


O Adonai, you search me and you know me-Alleluia

~You know my resting and my rising, Alleluia!


Morning Hymn for Feasts of the Apostles in Eastertide

The sad Apostles mourn him  slain, nor hope to see  their Lord again

Their Lord, whom faithless men defiled, arraigned, accused and doomed to die.


With gentle voice the Angel gave the women tidings at the grave;

“Forthwith your Master you shall see; He goes ahead to Galilee!”


And while with fear and joy they pressed to bring  these tidings to the rest,

Our Love, their Risen Lord, they meet and see him live and kiss his feet.


So when the sad apostles heard the tidings of the faithful word,

They hurried forth to Galilee, Their loved and lost once more to see.


All praise be yours, O Risen Lord, from death to endless life restored;

All praise to God now be professed, all praise, O Spirit, ever blessed. Amen.

Text: Tristes ereant Apostoli (5th century)  Tune: GREATEST GUEST L.M.  mode VIII





The Apostles continued to testify

to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus with great power; Alleluia, Alleluia!

Psalm 18/19a

The heavens proclaim the glory of God,

and the firmament shows forth the work of God’s hands.

Day unto day takes up the story

and night unto night makes the message known.


No speech, no word, no voice is heard

yet their span extends through all the Earth,

their words to the utmost bounds of the world.


There God has placed a dwelling for the sun;

it comes forth like a bridegroom coming from his tent,

rejoices like a champion to run its course.


At the end of the sky is the rising of the sun;

to the furthest ends of the sky is its course.

There is nothing concealed from its burning heat.


Glory to the ONE and to the WORD

And to the BREATH of Love;

as always before,

so now and evermore. Amen.

The Apostles continued to testify

to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus with great power. Alleluia, Alleluia!


READING          I Corinthians 15:3-8

I handed on to you as of first importance what I also received:
that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures;
that he was buried; that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures;
that he appeared to Cephas, then to the Twelve.
After that, he appeared to more than five hundred brothers and sisters at once,
most of whom are still living, though some have fallen asleep.
After that he appeared to James, then to all the Apostles.
Last of all, as to one born abnormally, he appeared to me.



R.  Jesus appeared to the disciples and said: *”My peace be with you; alleluia!”  V. As the Abba has sent me, so now I send you *”My peace be with you; alleluia!”   V.  Glory to the Abba and the Word and the Holy Breath of Love.



Canticle of Zachariah


“Master, show us the Abba, and that will be enough for us.”
Jesus answered, “Whoever has seen me has seen my Abba; Alleluia, Alleluia!

Blessed + be Adonai, the God of Israel,

Who visits this people to set us free

Raising for us a sign of salvation

In the house and family of David.


God promised throughout past ages

In words of holy prophets

To save us from our enemies,

And from the control of our oppressors.


Adonai favored our ancestors

And remembered the sacred covenant.

The pledge to Abraham and Sarah

Is now renewed for us;


That freed from the grip of our foes

We might worship without fear

And be both just and holy

For the rest of our days.


And you, child, called “prophet of the Most High,”

Will go ahead to prepare the way,

By teaching this people of salvation

Through forgiveness of their sins.


For the loving compassion of the Holy One

As the Rising Sun will shine upon us

To illumine the darkness and dispel death’s shadow

To Guide our feet on the way of peace.


Glory to the ONE and to the WORD

And to the BREATH of Love!

As always before,

so now and evermore.  Amen

“Master, show us the Abba, and that will be enough for us.”
Jesus answered, “Whoever has seen me has seen the Abba; Alleluia, Alleluia!



Litany of Intercession

O Risen Christ, be our help and support, Kyrie eleison! ~Kyrie eleison!


O Risen Christ, save the afflicted and give compassion to the lowly, Christe eleison! ~Christe eleison!


O Risen Christ, lift up those who have fallen and give yourself to the needy; Kyrie eleison! ~Kyrie eleison!


O Risen Christ, send healing to the sick and bring home those who have strayed; Christe eleison! ~Christe eleison!


O Risen Christ, fill those who are hungry and free those who are prisoners; Kyrie eleison! ~Kyrie eleison!


O Risen Christ, strengthen those who are feeble and console those who grieve; Christe eleison! ~Christe eleison!


Prayer of Jesus

Our Father…


Closing Prayer

Good and Gracious God, we bless and thank you for all you have done in raising Jesus from the dead.  As you sent him to bring good news to the poor, he sent his disciples to continue his mission and ministry.  As we celebrate the feast of the Apostles, Philip and James, may the Risen Christ send us to share and live the truth of your unconditional love which offers all people and all creation the fullness of life both now and forever.  Amen.


May the God of Life and Light who raised Jesus from the dead + bless us and our world with light and peace.  ~Amen.


Let us bless Adonai, Alleluia, Alleluia!   ~Thanks be to God, Alleluia, Alleluia!