All Souls Mass (Tuesday, November 2, 2021)
Prelude: Organ Voluntary
The Processional Hymn: 646, The King of Love my Shepherd Is, Bulletin, Page 15
The Introit: Requiem Aeternam
The Opening Acclamation
Rest eternal grant unto them, O Lord, and let light
perpetual shine upon them.
Thou, O God, art praised in Zion, and unto thee shall the vow be performed in Jerusalem; thou that hearest the prayer, unto thee shall all flesh come.
Rest eternal grant unto them, O Lord, and let light perpetual shine upon them.
The Collect of the Day
The Lord be with you.
And with thy spirit.
Let us pray.
O God, the Maker and Redeemer of all believers: Grant to the faithful departed the unsearchable benefits of the passion of thy Son; that on the day of his appearing they may be manifested as thy children; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
THE LITURGY OF THE WORD
The First Lesson: Wisdom 3: 1-9
But the souls of the righteous are in the hand of God, and no torment will ever touch them. In the eyes of the foolish they seemed to have died, and their departure was thought to be a disaster, and their going from us to be their destruction; but they are at peace. For though in the sight of others they were punished, their hope is full of immortality. Having been disciplined a little, they will receive great good, because God tested them and found them worthy of himself; like gold in the furnace he tried them, and like a sacrificial burnt offering he accepted them. In the time of their visitation they will shine forth, and will run like sparks through the stubble. They will govern nations and rule over peoples, and the Lord will reign over them forever. Those who trust in him will understand truth, and the faithful will abide with him in love, because grace and mercy are upon his holy ones, and he watches over his elect.
The Word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.
The Psalm: Dilexi, quoniam, Psalm 116: 1, 10-17
1 I love the LORD, because he has heard the voice of my supplication, * because he has inclined his ear to me whenever I called upon him.
10 How shall I repay the LORD * for all the good things he has done for |me?
11 I will lift up the cup of salvation * and call upon the Name of the LORD.
12 I will fulfill my vows to the LORD * in the presence of all his people.
13 Precious in the sight of the LORD * is the death of his servants.
14 O LORD, I am your servant; * I am your servant and the child of your handmaid; you have freed me from my bonds.