St Mary’s Buriton    Parish Eucharist


 Welcome to all of you who are joining us in the church and on Zoom.


    Sunday 11 April

Easter to Pentecost


          The Lord be with you

All      and also with you.

Alleluia Christ is risen

All:    He is risen indeed. Alleluia


Welcome and introduction 


Hymn                    The day of resurrection! 
Earth, tell it out abroad; 
the Passover of gladness, 
the Passover of God. 
From death to life eternal, 
from earth unto the sky, 
our God hath brought us over, 
with hymns of victory. 


Our hearts be pure from evil, 
that we may see aright 
the Lord in rays eternal 
of resurrection light; 
and listening to his accents, 
may hear, so calm and plain, 
his own “All hail!” and, hearing, 
may raise the victor strain.


Now let the heavens be joyful! 
Let earth the song begin! 
The round world keep triumph, 
and all that is therein! 
Let all things seen and unseen 
their notes of gladness blend, 
for Christ the Lord is risen, 
our joy that hath no end.

St John of Damascus (tr J M Neale 1818-1866)


   Prayer of Preparation                                    


All: In darkness and in light, in trouble and in joy,

      help us heavenly Father to trust your love,

      to serve your purpose and to praise your name

      through Jesus Christ our Risen Lord.  Amen


Prayers of Penitence


Christ our Passover lamb has been sacrificed for us.
Let us therefore rejoice by putting away all malice and evil and confessing our sins with a sincere and true heart.


All        Lord God,
we have sinned against you;
we have done evil in your sight.
We are sorry and repent.
Have mercy on us according to your love.
Wash away our wrongdoing and cleanse us from our sin.
Renew a right spirit within us
and restore to us the joy of your salvation,
through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.


Words of absolution are said



          Glory to God in the highest,

          And peace to his people on earth. 

          Lord God, heavenly King, Almighty God and Father,

          we worship you, we give you thanks,

          we praise you for your glory.


Lord Jesus Christ, only Son of the Father,

          Lord God, Lamb of God,

          You take away the sin of the world:  have mercy on us; 

          you are seated at the right hand of the Father:

          receive our prayer.


For you alone are the Holy One, you alone are the Lord,

you alone are the Most High,  Jesus Christ, with the Holy Spirit,

in the glory of God the Father. 


The Collect           

Silence is kept



The Readings                                                        


This is the word of the Lord.

All      Thanks be to God



Gospel Reading


          Alleluia, Alleluia 

I am the first and the last says the Lord and the living one.

I was dead and behold I am alive forevermore.

All      Alleluia


          Hear the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to John

All      Glory to you, O Lord.


At the end


          This is the Gospel of the Lord.

All      Praise to you, O Christ.



The Creed                                                      

All      We believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty,

maker of heaven and earth,

of all that is, seen and unseen.

We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ,
the only Son of God,
eternally begotten of the Father,
God from God, Light from Light,
true God from true God,

begotten, not made,
of one Being with the Father;
through him all things were made.
For us and for our salvation he came down from heaven,
was incarnate from the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary
and was made man.
For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate;
he suffered death and was buried.
On the third day he rose again
in accordance with the Scriptures;
he ascended into heaven
and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again in glory

to judge the living and the dead,

and his kingdom will have no end.

We believe in the Holy Spirit,

the Lord, the giver of life,

who proceeds from the Father and the Son,

who with the Father and the Son is worshipped and glorified, who has spoken through the prophets.

We believe in one, holy, catholic and apostolic Church.

We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.

We look for the resurrection of the dead,

and the life of the world to come. Amen.   


Prayers of intercession                                

After each section the leader may say


Lord in your mercy

All      Hear our prayer


At the end, these words may be used

Merciful Father,

All      Accept these prayers for the sake of your Son,

our Saviour Jesus Christ.  Amen.



The Peace                                                                        

The risen Christ came and stood among his disciples

and said, ‘Peace be with you.’

          Then were they glad when they saw the Lord. Alleluia.


The peace of the Lord be always with you

All      And also with you




 The Eucharistic prayer     (B)


          The Lord be with you

All      And also with you


          Lift up your hearts.

All      We lift them to the Lord.


Let us give thanks to the Lord our God

All      It is right to give thanks and praise.

          Father, we give you thanks and praise
      through your beloved Son Jesus Christ, your living Word,
      through whom you have created all things;
      who was sent by you in your great goodness to be our Saviour.
      By the power of the Holy Spirit he took flesh;
      as your Son, born of the blessed Virgin,
      he lived on earth and went about among us;
      he opened wide his arms for us on the cross;
      he put an end to death by dying for us;
      and revealed the resurrection by rising to new life;
      so he fulfilled your will and won for you a holy people.


    But chiefly are we bound to praise you

    because you raised him gloriously from the dead.

    For he is the true paschal lamb

    who was offered for us,

    and has taken away the sin of the world

    By his death he has destroyed death

    and by his rising to life again

    he has restored to us everlasting life


    Therefore with angels and archangels

    and with all the company of heaven, 

we proclaim your great and glorious name,
for ever praising you and saying:


All      Holy, holy, holy Lord,
              God of power and might,
              heaven and earth are full of your glory.
              Hosanna in the highest.
              Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.
              Hosanna in the highest.

      Lord, you are holy indeed, the source of all holiness;
grant that by the power of your Holy Spirit,
and according to your holy will, these gifts of bread and wine
may be to us the body and blood of our Lord Jesus Christ;

who, in the same night that he was betrayed,

took bread and gave you thanks;
he broke it and gave it to his disciples, saying:
Take, eat; this is my body which is given for you;
do this in remembrance of me.

In the same way, after supper
he took the cup and gave you thanks;
he gave it to them, saying:
Drink this, all of you;
this is my blood of the new covenant,
which is shed for you and for many for the forgiveness of sins.
Do this, as often as you drink it,
in remembrance of me.

Great is the mystery of faith   

All      Christ has died: 

          Christ is risen: 

          Christ will come again.


And so, Father, calling to mind his death on the cross,

his perfect sacrifice made once for the sins of the whole world;
rejoicing in his mighty resurrection and glorious ascension,
and looking for his coming in glory,
we celebrate this memorial of our redemption.
As we offer you this our sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving,
we bring before you this bread and this cup and we thank you for counting us worthy to stand in your presence and serve you.

         Send the Holy Spirit on your people
   and gather into one in your kingdom all who share this one bread and one cup,

         so that we, in the company of [N and] all the saints,

         may praise and glorify you for ever,
   through Jesus Christ our Lord; by whom, and with whom, and in whom,

          in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
          all honour and glory be yours, almighty Father,
          for ever and ever.   Amen.


  a time of silence


Let us pray with confidence as our Saviour has taught us.


All      Our Father, who art in heaven,

          hallowed be thy name;

          thy kingdom come;

          thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. 

          Give us this day our daily bread. 

          And forgive us our trespasses,

          as we forgive those who trespass against us. 

          And lead us not into temptation;

          but deliver us from evil.

          For thine is the kingdom, the power and glory,

          for ever and ever.  Amen.


          We break this bread to share in the body of Christ

All      Though we are many, we are one body,

because we all share in one bread.


All      Lamb of God,

          you take away the sin of the world,

          have mercy on us. 


Lamb of God

          you take away the sin of the world,

          have mercy on us. 


Lamb of God,

          you take away the sin of the world,

          grant us peace.


          This prayer may be used


All      Most merciful Lord,

your love compels us to come in.

Our hands were unclean, our hearts were unprepared;

we were not fit  even to eat the crumbs from under your table.

But you, Lord, are the God of our salvation,

and share your bread with sinners.

So cleanse and feed us

with the precious body and blood of your Son,

that he may live in us and we in him;

and that we, with the whole company of Christ,

may sit and eat in your kingdom.  Amen.



Lord Jesus Christ, since I cannot now receive you sacramentally,

I humbly pray that you will come spiritually to my soul.

Come, Lord Jesus, come and cleanse me, heal me, strengthen me,

and unite me to you, now and for ever. Amen





Prayers after Communion

Silence is kept.


      All               We thank you, Lord,
              that you have fed us in this sacrament,
              united us with Christ,
              and given us a foretaste of the heavenly banquet
              prepared for all peoples. Amen.



  The blessing


                    Go in the peace of Christ.  Alleluia, Alleluia,

All                Thanks be to God. Alleluia, Alleluia,


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