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Maundy Thursday Eucharist

April 8th, 2020

This video resource offers viewers a chance to participate remotely in a Eucharist for Maundy Thursday, 9 April 2020. The service was recorded in the Chapel at Bishopscourt, Sale, with Dean Susanna Pain assisting.
Cathedral organist, Mr Anthony Hahn, pre-recorded the hymn that is featured in the liturgy.

In the homily, I offer Part 2 of a four-part series, ‘Through the Eyes of Mary Magdalene’. Part 1 was delivered during the Palm Sunday service (also available via this channel), Parts 3 &4 will be included in the services for the Good Friday and Holy Saturday.

You may like to practice the tradition of ‘spiritual communion’ as you watch and listen, 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 resource is also available.

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 Christ all the more deeply in these days when we feel the pain of separation. Grace and peace, +Richard