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5th Sunday in Easter worship service

May 9th, 2020

This video resource connects you with a pre-recorded Eucharist from St Paul’s Cathedral in Sale for the 5th Sunday of Easter. Bishop Richard presides at this service, with Associate Priest at St Paul’s The Revd Lyn Williams assisting, and The Revd Canon Jeffrey Richardson preaching. Jeff is a clerical canon of the Cathedral, and Rector of the Parish of Traralgon.
Lay Reader and ordination candidate Jackie Belot, Chaplain of Gippsland Grammar, delivers a children’s talk, and Jenny Batten plays the piano and leads the responsorial psalm. Video link: Following the service, we recorded a ‘fireside chat’ with Canon Jeff, and you can view that conversation HERE.
Our thanks as always to Dean Susanna Pain and Cathedral Parish for their hospitality, and to the Registrar for filming and editing these offerings. You may like to practice the tradition of ‘spiritual communion’ as you watch and listen to this Eucharist, and especially at the point of distribution of the Sacrament in this video. The following prayer may be helpful: O Lord Jesus Christ, through your tender mercy grant that as the hem of your garment, touched in faith, healed the woman who could not touch your body, so the soul of this your servant may be healed by like faith in you, whom I cannot now sacramentally receive. In union with the faithful at every altar-table in your Church I desire to be united with you, and pray that you will come spiritually into my heart. Let nothing ever separate me from your love, for you live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen. This audio file is available for those with limited data availability. Please feel free to share this resource with anyone you feel may benefit from it. There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to the one hope of your calling: one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is above all and through all and in all. (Eph 4:5-6) May we draw on the unity that is ours in the risen Christ all the more deeply in these days when we feel the pain of separation. Grace and peace, +Richard