Update on Virtual Worship with a Pastoral Letter from Bishop Chapman
This past Monday the Provincial House of Bishops came to a unanimous decision that, given the inability of parish congregations to physically gather as a community for worship, all churches in the Ecclesiastical Province of Ontario, which includes the Diocese of Ottawa, will observe a "Eucharistic Fast". This means that any Virtual Worship offered at St. Barnabas will not include the Holy Mass. The full text of Bishop Chapman's letter can be found here:
Fr Murray has received permission to offer Ante-Communion, which follows the Communion Service of the BCP, omitting the prayer of consecration. This will be followed with Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament. Details of this Sunday's Service are listed below, as well as The Order for the Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament.
MARCH 29, Lent V
10:30 am Ante-Communion (live-streamed)
Hebrews 9: 11-15
Matthew 20: 20-28
The Service may be found in the Book of Common Prayer on pages 67-78.
The Collect, Epistle, and Gospel may be found on pages 148-150.
Organ Prelude: Chorale Prelude on "O Mensch, bewein dein Sünde groß" (BWV 622) - J.S. Bach
Music of the Mass: Missa "Orbis factor" - Plainsong
The Propers are those for Passion Sunday (Psalm 130)
The hymns are taken from the blue book:
(Opening) #829 (Vexilla Regis prodeunt)
(Offertory) #129 (Oriel)
Music during Ante-Communion: Prelude on "Pange lingua" - Gerald Near
Music at Benediction: blue book #237, Part 2 (Verbum Supernum) and #234 (Pange Lingua)
Organ Postlude: Fugue in G minor (BWV 542) - J.S. Bach