Ash Wednesday: Mass with Distribution of Ashes
Joel 2:12-18; 2Cor 5:20—6:2; Mt 6:1-6, 16-18
- Mass setting: Missa Deus genitor alme (Gregorian)
- Motets: Emendemus in medius* (Byrd); Call to remembrance** (Farrant)
- Communio: Qui meditabitur in lege Domini die ac nocte, dabit fructum suum in tempore suo. The one who meditates day and night on the law of the Lord, shall bear fruit in due season.
- Hymns: Lent prose Attende Domine, et miserere Hear us O lord, and have mercy; TIS 591 Forty days and forty nights HEINLEIN
Organist: Bransby Byrne
*Emendemus in melius quae ignoranter peccavimus;
ne subito praeoccupati die mortis,
quaeramus spatium poenitentiae, et invenire non possimus.
Attende, Domine, et miserere; quia peccavimus tibi.
Adjuva nos, Deus salutaris noster, et propter honorem nominis tui libera nos
Let us amend for the better in those things in which we have sinned through ignorance;
lest suddenly overtaken by the day of death,
we seek space for repentance, and be not able to find it.
Hearken, O Lord, and have mercy: for we have sinned against You.
Help us, O God of our salvation, and for the honour of Your name deliver us.
**Call to remembrance, O Lord,
Thy tender mercies
and Thy loving kindness,
which hath been ever of old,
O remember not the sins and offences of my youth:
but according to Thy mercy
think Thou on me, O Lord,
for Thy goodness.