Feast of St. Mark the Evangelist (Transferred)

 st. mark

Invitation to  Worship

Alleluia! Our Risen Love, who sent the Apostles,

Come, let us adore him:  Alleluia!

 

O Holy One,+ open my lips.

~And my mouth will proclaim your praise.

 

Go out to the whole world,-Alleluia

~And share the Good News, 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

 

 

PSALMODY

Antiphon

At gatherings the wisdom of the saints is retold,

and the assembly sings their praises; their names live on and on.  Alleluia!

Psalm 149

Sing a new song to Adonai,

sing praise in the assembly of the faithful!

Let Israel rejoice in her Maker,

let the children of Zion exult in their God.

Let us all praise the Holy Name with dancing

and make music with timbrel and harp.

 

For Adonai takes delight in this people,

And crowns the poor with salvation.

Let the faithful rejoice in their glory,

shout for joy and enjoy the feast.

Let the praise of God be on our lips 

and the sword of truth near at hand,

 

to teach God’s justice to the nations

revealing the consequences of their actions;

to break the chains of oppression

and unbind its fetters of iron;

to do God’s will on earth as in heaven,

the joy and honor of all who are faithful.

 

Glory to the ONE through the WORD

In the BREATH of Love!

As always before, 

so now and evermore.  Amen

At gatherings the wisdom of the saints is retold,

and the assembly sings their praises; their names live on and on.  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.

 

Responsory

R.  With great power the apostles gave witness to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, * and great grace was upon them all, Alleluia!  V. They were all filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke the word of God with boldness.  *and great grace was upon them all, Alleluia!   V.  Glory to the Abba and the Word and the Holy Breath of Love.

 

 

Canticle of Zachariah

Antiphon

If you wish to come after me you must first deny your false self

and take up your cross and follow me. 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

If you wish to come after me you must first deny your false self

and take up your cross and follow me. Alleluia!

 

 SERVICE OF PRAYER

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, bless our gardens and fields as we begin spring planting; Kyrie eleison! ~Kyrie eleison!

 

O Risen Christ, send health to the soil and seasonable weather; Christe eleison! ~Christe eleison!

 

O Risen Christ, teach us to live in harmony with Mother Earth and all Earthkind; Kyrie eleison! ~Kyrie eleison!

 

O Risen Christ, open our lips to share the good new and our hearts to share your marvelous gifts; 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 St. Mark, may the Risen Christ send us to share the Good News and to live the truth of your unconditional love which offers all people and all creation the fullness of life both now and forever.  Amen.

Blessing

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!