Thursday, April 1, 2010

Maundy Thursday: Washing of Feet with Deacon Dulas, Part 3

The foot-washing ended, the Celebrant washes and dries his hands, saying nothing. The Celebrant then takes off the towel and then he, and the Deacon and Subdeacon all put back on their maniples, and the Celebrant his chasuble, and they proceed to the midst of the Altar.

The Celebrant then chants the Lord’s Prayer:

Editor's Note: The Lord's Prayer provided by Deacon Dulas is similar to that of LSB 957.  The prayer featured below is chanted to a different tone in Aramaic.


Then the following Versicles are chanted by the Celebrant. The people chant the response:

V: And lead us not into temptation
R: But deliver us from evil.

V: Thou hast commanded Thy commandments, O Lord,
R: To be kept most diligently.

V: Thou hast washed the feet of Thy disciples.
R: Despise not the work of Thy hands.

The Celebrant chants the Collect:

V: The Lord be with you.
R: And with thy spirit.

V: Let us pray. Be present, O Lord, we beseech Thee, at the performance of our service: and since Thou didst vouchsafe to wash the feet of Thy disciples, despise not the work of Thy hands, which Thou hast commanded us to retain: that as here the outward stains are washed away by us and from us, so the inward sins of us all may be blotted out by Thee. Which do Thou vouchsafe to grant; Who livest and reignest with the Father and the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end.

The people respond, chanting:
R: Amen.

Following the prayer, the twelve men, after genuflecting to the Altar and bowing to the Celebrant are escorted back to their seats by the Deacon and Subdeacon.
While they are doing this, the chairs are removed, along with the table, water basin, ewer and towel by the acolytes, in preparation for the Holy Mass.

The Service continues with the Offertory.


Deacon Dulas is ordained into the pastorate and member of the Evangelical Lutheran Diocese of North America (  In his own words, "My call is to serve as deacon and missionary-at-large to MN and WI at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Tony, WI.  We are starting a mission here in Mayer, MN, and the surrounding area called St. Matthew Ev. Luth. Mission."

Like what you are reading? Check out Deacon Dulas' blog at The Deacon's Didache.

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