Liturgy

ACTS OF WORSHIP FOR HOLY WEEK

Greetings

 

If any want to become my followers,
      let them deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me.
For those who want to save their life will lose it,
      and those who lose their life
      for my sake and for the sake of the gospel, will save it.
             (MARK 8:34 b–35)

 

It is that very Spirit bearing witness with our spirit
      that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs,
      heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ—
if, in fact, we suffer with him
      so that we may also be glorified with him.
            (ROMANS 8:16–17)

 

Let us run with perseverance the race that is set before us,
looking to Jesus the pioneer and perfecter of our faith,
who for the sake of the joy that was set before him
      endured the cross, disregarding its shame,
      and has taken his seat at the right hand of the throne of God.
             (HEBREWS 12:1 b–2)

 

Tuesday of Holy Week

Holy and compassionate God, your dear Son went not up to joy
      before he suffered pain,
      and entered not into glory before he was crucified.
Mercifully grant that we, walking in the way of the cross,
      may find it the way of life and peace;
through Jesus Christ your Son, our Savior. Amen.
            (THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER, U.S.A., 20TH CENT., ALT.)

 

Wednesday of Holy Week

Most merciful God,
your blessed Son, our Savior, was betrayed, whipped,
      and his face spat upon.
Grant us grace to endure the sufferings of the present time,
      to overcome all that seeks to overwhelm us,
      confident of the glory that shall yet be revealed;
through Jesus Christ our Redeemer. Amen.
            (THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER, U.S.A., 20TH CENT., ALT.)

 

 

 

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Copyright: The prayers listed are from The Book of Common Prayer (The Episcopal Church, 1979), 168, 220, and are in the public domain.

Categories: Lent, Holy Week, Liturgy and Worship