Saturday, November 22, 2014

Mary Mother of Jesus Liturgy: Celebration of Our Mystical Oneness in the Cosmic Christ /Presiders- Maureen McGill ARCWP and Jim Marsh ARCWP

From the Cosmic Christ  Eucharistic Prayer, written by Bridget Mary Meehan for ARCWP and  adapted by Maureen McGill, ARCWP and Jim Marsh, ARCWP), free download available on aides)

Presider One: First Invocation of the Holy Spirit (all with hands outstretched)
Sophia God, sanctify the offering of our lives and these gifts as they become the Body and Blood of our brother, Jesus.

Invoking the memory of the tradition (all with hands extended)
All : On the night before he died, while at supper with his friends,
Jesus took bread, said the blessing, broke the bread and gave it to them saying
take this all of you and eat and drink; this is my body which is given up for you.
(pause briefly)
In the same way after the meal, Jesus took a cup of wine,
he said the blessing, gave the cup to his friends and said: drink this all of you.
this is my blood which shed for you. Do this in memory of me.

Eucharistic Acclamation: This bread is you, this bread is me. We are one body, a reflection of God's treasures in communion with all creation.

Second Invocation of the Holy Spirit:(placing hands on each other's shoulder)
Presider 2: Christ of the Cosmos, we thank you that there are galaxies too numerous to count, that our bodies are made of stardust and that every place we turn, you are present loving us. You call us "beloved" and invite us o the dance of creation in the mystical celebration of our oneness with all living things. Continue to infuse us with Sophia, Holy Wisdom, that we may never cease to rejoice in you, the Mystery beyond all comprehension.

Voice 3: Christ of the Cosmos, we remember that it was you who said that anything you have done in the name of the Creator, we can do too and even more.

 Voice 4: Christ of the Cosmos, we remember Mary, your mother and faithful disciple, and St. Francis who sang canticles to brotehr sun and sister moon. We remember our sisters and brothers, the great cloud of witnesses who have cared for earth's creatures and have blessed our world with their loving service to God's people. May we praise you in union with them and give you glory by working for a more just and peaceful world.

All: Thought Christ, with Christ, and in Christ in unity with Sophia, Holy Wisdom, all glory, honor and praise to you, loving God forever and ever.
Great Amen

Prayer of Jesus: adapted from Miriam Therese Winter
O Holy One, who is within,
we celebrate your many names,
Your wisdom come,
Your will be done, unfolding from the depths within us,
Each day you give us all that we need;
You remind us of our limits, and we let go.
You support us in our power, and we act with courage.
For you are the dwelling place within us,
the empowerment around us,
and the celebration among us, now and forever.
Peace Gesture: All join hands and sing {peace is flowing like a river" (love, joy)
Fractioning of Bred
Presider 1: Christ of the Cosmos, we are one with you and all creation.
Christ of the Cosmos, we work at healing our earth.
Christ of the Cosmos, we celebrate justice rising up everywhere.
Presider 2: This is the Cosmic Christ,
in whom all creation lives and moves and has its being.
All are invited to the feast. Be nourished!
All: We are the Body of Christ. 

Thanksgiving Prayer After Communion:
Presider 1 Lover of the Universe, fill us with awe at your extravagant love flowing through all living things. May we immerse ourselves in the beauty of nature that surrounds us each day. We ask this through our brother Jesus, in union with the Holy Spirit. All:Amen.
Community Blessing:
All: May our nurturing God bless all gathered here,
in the name of the Creator,
in the name of Mary's child,
and in the name of hte Spirit as we serve one another and care for the earth.
 Presider 2: Our Eucharist is ended. God in peace with the Cosmic Christ. Let our work and service continue.
Closing Song: We have the whole world in our hands to the tune of He has the whole world in his hands...

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