Music at Saint Paul Cathedral
The following "Order of Worship" comes from Saint Paul Cathedral in Birmingham, Alabama, when Calvert Shenk was Organist and Director of Music.
Mr. Shenk is currently serving as Director of Music and Associate Professor at Sacred Heart Seminary in Detroit, Michigan.
For more ideas on making Ordinary Time less ordinary, see the Order of Worship for the 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time (A).
The Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time (B)
- Organ Prelude: Plein jeu & Récit de cornet - François Couperin (1668-1733)
- Introitus: Lætetur cor quærentium Dominum (chant)
- Antiphon- Lætetur cor quærentium Dominum: quærite Dominum, et confirmamini: quærite faciem ejus semper. Psalm 105:3-4
- Let the heart of them rejoice that seek the Lord. Seek the Lord, and be strengthened; seek his face evermore.
- Psalm 105:1- Confitemini Domino, et invocate nomen ejus: annuntiate inter gentes opera ejus.
- Gloria Patri et Filio et Spiritui Sancto, sicut erat in principio, et nunc, et semper, et in sæcula sæculorum. Amen.
- Give glory to the Lord, and call upon his Name; declare his deeds among the Gentiles.
- Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen
- Antiphon- Lætetur cor...
- Let the heart...
- Opening Song: Praise to the Lord, the Almighty
- text: Joachim Neander (1650-1680)
- tune: LOBE DEN HEREN, 14 14 4 7 8; Straslund Gesangbuch (1665)
- The Sign of the Cross
- The Greeting
- Penitential Rite: Sacramentary option B
- Kyrie eleison: from Missa pontificalis - Lorenzo Perosi (1872-1956)
- Gloria in excelsis: from Missa pro fidelibus - Calvert Shenk
- Old Testament Lesson: Deuteronomy 18:15-20
- Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 95 - Calvert Shenk
- Responsory: "If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts."
- Single chant in C - Pelham Humfrey, verses 1,2,6-9
- Epistle: I Corinthians 7:32-35
- Gospel Acclamation: Alleluia - Calvert Shenk
- Acclamation- Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.
- Verse: A people in darkness has seen a great light; a radiant light shines on those lost in death. Matthew 4:16
- The Holy Gospel: Mark 1:21-28
- General Intercessions
- Offertory Anthem: Laudate Dominum - Giuseppe Pitoni (1657-1743)
- Laudate Dominum, omnes gentes: laudate eum, omnes populi.
Quoniam confirmata est misericordia ejus: et veritas Domini manet in æternum.
Gloria Patri et Filio et Spiritui Sancto, sicut erat in principio, et nunc, et semper, et in sæcula sæculorum. Amen. Psalm 117
- O praise the Lord, all ye nations; praise him, all ye peoples.
For his mercy is confirmed upon us, and the truth of the Lord remaineth for ever.
Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Ghost, as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end.
- Prayer over the Gifts
- Sanctus: from Missa pro fidelibus - Calvert Shenk
- Memorial Acclamation: from Missa pro fidelibus - Calvert Shenk
- Great Amen: from Missa pro fidelibus - Calvert Shenk
- Pater noster: chant formulary
- The Exchange of Peace
- Agnus Dei: from Missa pontificalis - Lorenzo Perosi (1872-1956)
- Communio: Illumina faciem (chant)
- Illumina faciem tuam super servum tuum, et salvum me fac in tua misericordia: Domine, non confundar, quoniam invocavi te. Psalm 31:17-18
- Make thy face to shine upon thy servant, and save me in thy mercy.
Let me not be confounded, O Lord, for I have called upon thee
- Communion Hymn: O Lord, I Am Not Worthy
- text: Anonymous
- tune: CLARIBEL, 7 6 7 6; Traditional melody, arr. Frank Campbell-Watson (1966)
- Post-Communion Prayer
- The Blessing
- The Dismissal
- Recessional Hymn: Glorious Things of Thee Are Spoken
- text: John Newton (1725-1897)
- tune: AUSTRIA, 8 7 8 7 D; Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
- Organ Postlude: Simphonie - Nicolas-Antoine Lebègue (c.1631-1702)