ASH WEDNESDAY - FEBRUARY 17, 2021
Burying your Alleluias before the beginning of Lent
The day before Ash Wednesday we usually gather for our Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper! This year in pandemic mode, plan on having pancakes at home on Tuesday February 16 and then join others across Christendom by creating your Alleluia Banner!! Whether you use a handwritten poster, wooden letters that you decorate, cardboard cut outs or something else to make your Alleluias, burying them in your closet, in a box or even out in deep snow and then resurrect them on Easter Day, April 4. We will raise our Alleluia banners on the zoom screen together on EASTER DAY!!!
8:30 a.m. All Saints Spoken Great Litany (Book of Common Prayer p. 148)
Meeting ID: 260 225 8398. Passcode: ASNS
This litany is an intercessory prayer, including petitions said by the leader, with responses by the congregation (Voice of the People). Nearly every general area of prayer is addressed, including prayers for the church, the world, the government, and the poor. These petitions are prefaced by asking God to deliver us from affliction: evil, sin, heresy, schism, natural disasters, political disasters, violence and death. It is used in Anglican worship, probably most frequently during the season of Lent, because of its penitential nature. It was first published in the Book of Common Prayer in 1544, and prepared by Archbishop Thomas Cranmer.
12:00 p.m. The Cathedral Church of St. Paul's livestream of the Ash Wednesday Worship Service
A bulletin for the service will be available on the Cathedral's website Worship page.
7:00 p.m. All Saints' Ash Wednesday Worship Service
Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81059627291 Meeting ID: 810 5962 7291 Phone 929-205-6099
This year, in accordance with current safety protocols, those participating from home are invited to impose ashes upon themselves. You can create your own ashes, use the visual of ashes, or request that individually packaged ashes be sent to you by emailing your name and address to firstname.lastname@example.org by February 10.
All are invited to send the names of friends, loved ones and parishioners who are struggling with Covid, or who have died of Covid, to be read aloud during the service. Please send names to email@example.com
Sung Great Litany available throughout Lent
Brett Johnson, our seminarian and professional musician, and Allen Hill, new parishioner and the director of the Protestant Choir at Brooksby Village, have partnered to offer us a way to pray, by singing us through the Great Litany, which is the first prayer composed in the English language for use in public worship. In many churches, it is chanted in procession around the perimeter of the worship space. Brett and Allen will be singing without procession! The Sung Great Litany is available here: