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Choral Eucharist | Second Sunday of Advent
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Sunday, December 5, 2021
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Join us in prayer this Second Sunday of Advent.
The Very Rev. Christopher A. Pappas presides and The Rev. Melanie Calabrigo preaches.
A pdf version of the service bulletin is available to for download here. A text only version of the Order of Service is posted below. Continue scrolling to follow along.
Order of Service
Cathedral Parish Announcements
Introit From Cantata 186 "Ärgre rich, O sell, night" J.S. Bach
Translation from the German:
Are you he who here shall come,
soul’s friend, into the church’s garden? My mind is full of doubt,
should I await someone else!
Yet, O soul, do not doubt.
Let reason not entangle you;
your helper, the light of Jacob
is visible in the scriptures!
Presider In this time and place,
We gather on the traditional, ancestral and unceded lands of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh nations.
All From many places and peoples we come to this house of prayer.
Presider In this time and place,
We await the coming of Emmanuel, God with us.
All Maranatha, Come Christ Come.
Presider In this time and place, We await the transformation of the world.
All Maranatha, Come Christ Come.
Presider In this time and place, We await the coming of the Commonwealth of peace.
All Maranatha, Come Christ Come.
Presider. In this time and place. We commit ourselves to work with Christ that all these things may be accomplished.
All In the name of God, Source of all being, Eternal Word and Holy Spirit. Amen.
Presider. The Grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Love of God and the Communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all.
All And also with you.
Song of Approach O Holy Mother of God (Missa Advenio) Text: Michael Joncas; Music: Rupert Lang
Collect of the Day
Presider God of mercy,
All May the radiance of your redeeming love rise in our hearts,
lighting the way from the shadow of darkness and guiding our feet into the way of peace. Amen.
The Blessing & Lighting of the Advent Candle
Leader We light this candle of peace, remembering your call to put on beauty and humility and to embody your righteousness.
All Seeking peace in this season of anticipation, watching and waiting for your Holy Light, we come in faith and say: Amen! Come, Lord Jesus!
All Reprise Refrain (O Holy Mother of God)
Proclamation of the Word
First Reading A reading from Baruch 5:1-9
Reader Hear what the Spirit is saying to the church.
All Thanks be to God.
Canticle Bach Cantata 186
Be not concerned, O soul,
that the supreme light
God’s brilliance and likeness
is disguised in the form of a servant, be not concerned, O soul!
Second Reading A reading from Philippians 1:3-11
Reader Hear what the Spirit is saying to the church.
All Thanks be to God.
Sequence Hymn Prepare the way, O Zion (CP 102)
Deacon The Lord be with you.
All And also with you.
Deacon The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Luke
Before the Gospel Glory to you, Lord Jesus Christ.
Gospel. Luke 3: 1-6
Deacon. The Gospel of Christ
All Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.
Sermon. The Rev. Melanie Calabrigo
Music for Reflection Bach Cantata 186
The Lord will embrace the poor
with grace, both here and away!
He bestows on them, out of mercy, the highest treasure, the word of life!
The Apostle’s Creed
Presider Let us confess the faith of our baptism, as we say,
All I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth.
I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord.
He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary.
He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried.
He descended to the dead.
On the third day he rose again.
He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic Church,
the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.
Prayers of the People
In the Anglican Church of Canada Cycle of Prayer we pray for The Anglican Church of Burundi. In the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer we pray for The Deanery of Kingsway – The Revd Wilmer Toyoken, Regional Dean.
Response: (O Antiphons)
Lord Jesus, Lord Jesus Come Soon
If you have a special intention for which you wish to receive prayers, please email your prayer request to Your intention will be included in the Prayer Link for three weeks and can be renewed.
Confession and Absolution
Presider When the Lord comes,he will bring to light the things now hidden in darkness, and will disclose the purposes of the heart.Therefore in the light of Christ let us confess our sins.
Silence is kept
Presider We pray,
All Holy One, we long for you. You know our wounding and our broken-heartedness. You know how others have hurt us, and how we have hurt others. You alone have the healing we need. Yours is the love that changes everything. Amen.
Preisder Giver of life, have mercy on us;
pardon and deliver, revive and strengthen, and keep us in eternal life,
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
All Amen.
Presider May the God of peace make you completely holy, ready for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Celebration of the Eucharist
The Offertory
You are invited to make a financial offering to further God’s mission through the work of the church by texting “Give” to 639.739.0843 and following the instructions; or by clicking on this link Tax receipts are issued annually for gifts totalling $20 or more. Your financial gifts matter and together with the bread and wine they are presented in spirit at the Altar as a sign of thanksgiving to God from whom all blessings flow.

Musical Offertory Bach Cantata 186

Allow, soul, no affliction
to separate you from Jesus,
be, soul, faithful!
The crown lies in store for you
from grace, as reward
as you are freed from your bodily bonds.
Prayer over the Gifts
Presider Eternal One,
All risking hope in this season of anticipation,
watching and waiting for your Holy Light, we bring our offerings to you and say in faith: Amen. Come, Lord Jesus.
We thank you for this bread and wine, gifts of your creation. We thank you for the gift of Emmanuel: God with us. Amen.
The Great Thanksgiving
Presider The Lord be with you.
All And also with you.

Presider Lift up your hearts.
All We lift them to the Lord.
Preisder Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
All It is right to give our thanks and praise.
Presider Blessed are you, gracious God,
creator of heaven and earth;
we give you thanks and praise
through Jesus Christ our Lord,
who in the fullness of time came among us in our flesh, and opened to us the way of salvation.
Now we watch for the day when he will come again in power and great triumph to judge this world, that we, without shame or fear,
may rejoice to behold his appearing.
Therefore we praise you,
joining our voices with angels and archangels and with all the company of heaven,
who for ever sing this hymn
to proclaim the glory of your name
Sanctus Advent Mass Music: Rupert Lang
We give thanks to you, Lord our God, for the goodness and love you have made known to us in creation; in calling Israel to be your people; in your Word spoken through the prophets; and above all in the Word made flesh, Jesus your Son.
For in these last days you sent him to be incarnate from the Virgin Mary, to be the Saviour and Redeemer of the world. In him, you have delivered us from evil, and made us worthy to stand before you.
In him, you have brought us out of error into truth, out of sin into righteousness, out of death into life.
On the night he was handed over to suffering and death, a death he freely accepted,
our Lord Jesus Christ took bread; and when he had given thanks to you, he broke it, and gave it to his disciples, and said, “ Take, eat: this is my body which is given for you.
Do this for the remembrance of me.” After supper he took the cup of wine; and when he had given thanks,
he gave it to them, and said, “Drink this, all of you: this is my blood of the new covenant, which is shed for you and for many for the forgiveness of sins. Whenever you drink it, do this for the remembrance of me.”
Therefore, Father, according to his command,
All we remember his death, we proclaim his resurrection, we await his coming in glory;
Presider And we offer our sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving to you, Lord of all; presenting to you, from your creation, this bread and this wine. We pray you, gracious God, to send your Holy Spirit upon these gifts, that they may be the sacrament
of the body of Christ and his blood of the new covenant.
Unite us to your Son in his sacrifice, that we, made acceptable in him, may be sanctified by the Holy Spirit.
In the fullness of time, reconcile all things in Christ, and make them new, and bring us to that city of light where you dwell with all your sons and daughters; through Jesus Christ our Lord, the firstborn of all creation, the head of the Church,
and the author of our salvation; by whom, and with whom, and in whom, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, all honour and glory are yours, almighty Father, now and for ever.
All Amen.
The Lord’s Prayer
Presider As our Saviour taught us, let us pray,
All Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread. Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us. Save us from the time of trial, and deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours, now and for ever. Amen.
The Breaking of the Bread
Presider God of promise, you prepare a banquet for us in your kingdom.
All Happy are those who are called to the supper of the Lamb.
Presidser The gifts of God for the People of God.
All Thanks be to God.
If you are not physically receiving Communion, then offer this prayer:
In union, O God, with all your faithful people gathered wherever the eucharist is celebrated this day, I offer you praise and thanksgiving for creation and all the blessings of this life, for the redemption given to us through the life, death and resurrection of Christ, and for the means of grace and the hope of glory. I pray you come into my heart, my soul and my mind. Let nothing separate me from you. May I serve you in this life until, by your grace, I come to your promised reign of justice and peace; through Christ and in the unity of the Spirit. Amen.
During Communion Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland Michael Praetorius
Sending Out of the Disciples
Presider God for whom we wait,
All In this meal you give us a foretaste of that day when the hungry will be fed with good things. Send us forth to make known your deeds and to proclaim the greatness of your name, through Jesus Christ, our Saviour and Lord. Amen.
Presider Glory to God,
All whose power, working in us, can do infinitely more than we can ask or imagine. Glory to God from generation to generation, in the Church and in Christ Jesus, for ever and ever. Amen.
Commissioning of the Altar Guild and Choir
The Blessing
Presider Christ the Sun of Righteousness shine upon you, scatter the darkness from before your path, and make you ready to meet him when he comes in glory; and the blessing ...
Closing Hymn Behold! The Mountain of the Lord (CP 112)
Dismissal Go in peace to share the good news of God’s love.
All Thanks be to God.
Postlude Bach Cantata 186

Therefore even if I here endure horridness,
which indeed is from my guilt, eternity still arrives
full of every joy
which without any ending,
as I recognize Christ,
shall then befall me.