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Choral Eucharist | May 8, 2022
The Very Rev. Christopher A. Pappas
The Very Rev. Christopher A. Pappas
Sunday, May 8, 2022
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Join us in prayer this Sunday. The Rev. Matthew Senf presides and the Very Rev. Christopher A. Pappas preaches. 

Order of Service 

Gathering of the Community

Cathedral Parish Announcements


Presider   Alleluia! Christ is risen.

All              Christ is Risen indeed. Alleluia!

Presider   May his grace and peace be with you.

All             May our hearts be filled with joy. Alleluia!

Presider    We gather in this holy time of Easter, to be strengthened by the God who forgives all our sins.

We acknowledge with respect that we worship on the traditional unceded territories of the 

Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh nations. 

Let us pray that we may live more deeply into the calls to action from Canada's Truth and Reconciliation 


All            May the Risen Christ lead us all on pathways of  reconciliation and peace.

Opening Hymn  God of All Time, All Seasons of Our Living (CP 67)      

1 God of all time, all seasons of our living,

source of our spark, protector of our flame,

blazing before our birth, beyond our dying,

God of all time, we come to sing your name.


2 Here in this place, where others have been building,

we come to claim the legacy of faith,

take, in our turn, the telling of your story;

and, though we tremble, speak your hope, your truth.


3 Spirit, who draws our fragile selves together;

Spirit, who turns a stranger to a friend:

be at this table where we greet each other;

be in the peace we pass from hand to hand.

4 Let us not die from poverty of caring;

let us not starve, where love is to be shared.

Come, break us open to receive your healing;

your broken body be our wine and bread.

Text: Shirley Erena Murray (1931-2020)

Music: Richard Runciman Terry (1865-1938)



Presider   Let us pray

(Silence is kept) 

O God,

All   whose Son is the good shepherd,send us out as shepherds to seek the lost,

to heal the injured and to nurture all with grace and compassion; through Jesus, who calls each by name. Amen.

Proclamation of the Word

First Reading  Acts 9:36-43

Reader   Hear what the Spirit is saying to the church.

All    Thanks be to God.

Psalm   Psalm 23    Music and Text: Bobby McFerrin


 The Lord is my Shepherd, I have all I need,

She makes me lie down in green meadows,

Beside the still waters, She will lead.


She restores my soul, She rights my wrongs,

She leads me in a path of good things,

And fills my heart with songs.


Even though I walk, through a dark and dreary land,

There is nothing that can shake me,

She has said, She won’t forsake me, I’m in Her hand.


She sets a table before me, in the presence of my foes,

She anoints my head with oil, And my cup overflows.

Surely, surely goodness and kindness will follow me,

All the days of my life, 

And I will live in Her house, Forever, forever and ever.


Glory be to our Mother, and Daughter,

And to the Holy of Holies, 

As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be,

World, without end. Amen.

Second Reading Revelation 7:9-17

Reader   Hear what the Spirit is saying to the church.

All    Thanks be to God.

Sequence Alleluias           Plainsong

Deacon   The Lord be with you.

All    And also with you.

Deacon   The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to John.

All    Glory to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

Gospel   John 10:22-30

Deacon   The Gospel of Christ.

All   Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

Reprise Alleluias

  The Very Rev. Christopher Pappas

Silence for Reflection

The Nicene Creed             

Presider   Let us confess our faith, as we say,

All    We believe in one God,

the Father, the Almighty,

maker of heaven and earth,

of all that is, seen and unseen.

We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ,

the only Son of God,

eternally begotten of the Father,

God from God, Light from Light,

true God from true God,

begotten, not made,

of one being with the Father.

Through him all things were made.

 For us and for our salvation

he came down from heaven:

by the power of the Holy Spirit

he became incarnate from the Virgin Mary,

and was made man.

For our sake he was crucified

under Pontius Pilate;

he suffered death and was buried.

On the third day he rose again

in accordance with the scriptures;

he ascended into heaven

and is seated at the right hand of the Father.

He will come again in glory

to judge the living and the dead,

and his kingdom will have no end.

  We believe in the Holy Spirit,

the Lord, the giver of life,

who proceeds from the Father.

With the Father and the Son

he is worshipped and glorified.

He has spoken through the prophets.

We believe in one holy catholic

and apostolic Church.

We acknowledge one baptism

for the forgiveness of sins.

We look for the resurrection of the dead,

and the life of the world to come. Amen.

Prayers of the People 

In the Anglican Church of Canada Cycle of Prayer we pray for the Right Rev. Susan Bell, Bishop, and the clergy and people of the Diocese of Niagara. In the Anglican-Lutheran Cycle of Prayer we pray for Bishop Sid Haugen, the people and rostered ministers of the Saskatchewan Synod.  In the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer we pray for John Stephens our Bishop; Linda Nicholls our Primate; Lynne McNaughton our Metropolitan; Susan Johnson the National Lutheran Bishop in Canada; Sidney Black, the interim National Indigenous Anglican Bishop; Kathy Martin the Evangelical Lutheran Bishop in British Columbia; Justin Welby the Archbishop of Canterbury; our companion diocese, the Episcopal Diocese of Northern Philippines and the Right. Rev. Brent Alawas; our companion parish, All Saints Cathedral, Bontoc, Philippines; and Eglise Anglicane du Rwanda.


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.

The Peace

Presider   The risen Christ came and stood among his disciples and said, “Peace be with you.”

Then were they glad when they saw the Lord. Alleluia.

All    Alleluia!

Presider   The peace of the risen Christ be always with you.

All    And also with you.

All may exchange a sign of peace.

Celebration of the Eucharist

The Offertory

You are invited to make a financial offering to further Christ’s mission through the work of the Cathedral by texting “Give” to 639.739.0843 and following the instructions; or going to 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. If you are participating in this worship from another church please give generously to your local parish.


Offertory Hymn  Love Divine, All Loves Excelling (CP 486)  

Love divine, all loves excelling,
joy of heav’n, to earth come down,

fix in us thy humble dwelling,

all thy faithful mercies crown.

Jesus, thou art all compassion,

pure, unbounded love thou art.

Visit us with thy salvation;

enter ev'ry trembling heart.

Come, Almighty, to deliver,
let us all thy grace receive.

Suddenly return, and never,

nevermore thy temples leave.

Thee we would be always blessing,

serve thee as thy hosts above,

pray, and praise thee without ceasing,

glory in thy perfect love.

Finish, then, thy new creation;
pure and spotless let us be.

Let us see thy great salvation

perfectly restored in thee.

Changed from glory into glory,

till in heav’n we take our place,

till we cast our crowns before thee,

lost in wonder, love and praise.

                       Text: Charles Wesley (1707-1788)

       Music: William Penfro Rowlans (1860-1937)

BLAENWERN, descant: Rupert Lang

Prayer over the Gifts

Presider   God of loving care,

All    you spread before us the table of life, and give us the cup of salvation to drink.

Keep us always in the fold of your Son Jesus Christ, our Saviour and our shepherd.

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.

Presider   Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

All    It is right to give our thanks and praise.

Presider  Eternal God, Source of all being, we give you thanks and  praise for your faithful love.

    You call us into friendship with you and one another to be  your holy people, a sign of your presence in the world.

    When those we trust betray us,  unfailingly you remain with us.

    When we injure others, you confront us in your love and call  us to the paths of righteousness. You stand with the weak, and those, broken and alone, whom you have always welcomed home, making the first last, and the last first.

Therefore we raise our voices with angels and archangels, forever praising you and singing:

Sanctus   New Easter Mass setting 

Presider   Blessed are you, O Holy One: when Hagar was driven into  the wilderness you followed her and gave her hope.

When Joseph was sold into bondage,  you turned malice to your people’s good.

When you called Israel out of slavery, you brought them through the wilderness into the promised land. When your people were taken into exile you wept with them by the river of Babylon and carried them home.

All    Restore us, O God, let your face shine!

Presider   At the right time you sent your Anointed One to stand with the poor, the outcast, and the oppressed.

Jesus touched lepers, and the sick, and healed them. He accepted water from a woman of Samaria and offered her the water of new life. Christ knew the desolation of the cross and opened the way for all humanity into the redemption of your reconciling love.

On the night he was betrayed, Jesus, at supper with his  Friends, took bread, gave you thanks, broke the bread, 

gave it to them, and said, “Take and 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.”

Loving and Holy One, recalling Christ’s death and  resurrection, we offer you these gifts, 

longing for the bread of tomorrow and the wine  of the age to come. Therefore we proclaim our hope.

All    Dying you destroyed our death, rising you restored our life.

    Lord Jesus, come in glory.

Presider   Pour out your Spirit on these gifts that through them you may sustain us in our hunger for your peace.

   We hold before you all whose lives are marked by suffering,  our sisters and brothers. When we are broken and cast aside, embrace us in your love.

All    Restore us, O God, let your face shine!

Presider  Through Christ, with Christ, and in Christ in the unity of the 

Holy Spirit, all honour and glory are yours, O Source of all life, now and forever.

All   Amen.

The Lord’s Prayer  Sung

Breaking of the Bread                     Setting: Rupert Lang

Share the Gifts

If you know the brokenness of life, its fractures within and its division without, then you have participated in the broken body of Christ and you are invited to share in Communion.

If you are not physically receiving Communion, you may 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      Psalm 23              Setting: John Rutter

Sending Out of the Disciples

Prayer after Communion

Presider   God of steadfast love,

All    watch over the Church redeemed by the blood of your Son.

May we who share in these holy mysteries

come safely to your eternal kingdom,

where there is one flock and one shepherd.

We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ the risen Lord.


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.

The Blessing

Presider   May Almighty God, who has redeemed us and made us God’s children  through the resurrection of God’s Son our Lord, bestow upon you the riches of God’s blessing. 

All   Amen.

Presider  May God,  who through the water of baptism has raised us from sin into newness of life, 

make you holy and worthy to be united with Christ for ever. 

All   Amen.

Presider  May God, who has brought us out of bondage to sin  into true and lasting freedom in the Redeemer, 

bring you to your eternal inheritance. 

All   Amen.

Presider  And the blessing of God Almighty, the One, Holy and Undivided Trinity,  be upon you and remain with you forever. 

All   Amen.

Closing Hymn  All Shall Be Well! (CP 222) 

The Dismissal

Deacon   Alleluia! Go forth into the world rejoicing in the power of the risen Lord. 

All    Thanks be to God. Alleluia!