213 Thanksgiving for the Holy Communion (Corpus Christi) Thursday after Trinity Sunday.

 

Sentence: As often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord's death until he comes.

1 Corinthians 11:26

or:

Truly, I tell you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you. Those who eat my flesh and drink my blood abide in me, and I in them.

John 6:53,56

 

Collect: O God, in a wonderful sacrament you have given us a memorial of the passion of your dear Son: grant that we may so reverence the sacred mysteries of his body and blood that we may ever know within ourselves the fruits of his redemption; who is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

 

Exodus 24:3-8

Moses came and told the people all the words of the LORD and all the ordinances; and all the people answered with one voice, and said, "All the words that the LORD has spoken we will do." And Moses wrote down all the words of the LORD. He rose early in the morning, and built an altar at the foot of the mountain, and set up twelve pillars, corresponding to the twelve tribes of Israel. He sent young men of the people of Israel, who offered burnt offerings and sacrificed oxen as offerings of well-being to the LORD. Moses took half of the blood and put it in basins, and half of the blood he dashed against the altar. Then he took the book of the covenant, and read it in the hearing of the people; and they said, "All that the LORD has spoken we will do, and we will be obedient." Moses took the blood and dashed it on the people, and said, "See the blood of the covenant that the LORD has made with you in accordance with all these words." Hear the word of the Lord. Thanks be to God.

 

Psalm 116 APBA p 346

1. I love the LORD because he heard my voice:

the voice of my supplication;

2. Because he inclined his ear to me:

in the day that I called to him.

3. The cords of death encompassed me, the snares of the grave took hold on me:

I was in anguish and sorrow.

4. Then I called upon the name of the LORD:

O LORD, I beseech you, deliver me!"

5. Gracious and righteous is the LORD:

full of compassion is our God.

6. The LORD preserves the simple:

when I was brought low, he saved me.

7. Return, O my soul, to your rest:

for the LORD has rewarded you.

8. For you, O LORD, have delivered my soul from death:

my eyes from tears and my feet from falling.

9. I will walk before the LORD:

in the land of the living.

10. I believed that I would perish, I was brought very low:

I said in my haste "Everyone is a liar."

11. How shall I repay the LORD:

for all his benefits to me?

12. I will take up the cup of salvation:

and call upon the name of the LORD.

13. I will pay my vows to the LORD:

in the presence of all his people.

14. Grievous in the sight of the LORD:

is the death of his faithful ones.

15. O LORD, I am your servant, your servant and the child of your handmaid:

you have unloosed my bonds.

16. I will offer you a sacrifice of thanksgiving:

and call upon the name of the LORD.

17. I will pay my vows to the LORD:

in the presence of all his people,

18. In the courts of the house of the LORD:

even in your midst, O Jerusalem. Praise the LORD.

 

1 Corinthians 10:14-21

Therefore, my dear friends, flee from the worship of idols. I speak as to sensible people; judge for yourselves what I say. The cup of blessing that we bless, is it not a sharing in the blood of Christ? The bread that we break, is it not a sharing in the body of Christ? Because there is one bread, we who are many are one body, for we all partake of the one bread. Consider the people of Israel; are not those who eat the sacrifices partners in the altar? What do I imply then? That food sacrificed to idols is anything, or that an idol is anything? No, I imply that what pagans sacrifice, they sacrifice to demons and not to God. I do not want you to be partners with demons. You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons. You cannot partake of the table of the Lord and the table of demons. Hear the word of the Lord. Thanks be to God.

 

Mark 14:12-16 (17-21) 22-26 ..Glory to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

On the first day of Unleavened Bread, when the Passover lamb is sacrificed, Jesus' disciples said to him, "Where do you want us to go and make the preparations for you to eat the Passover?" So he sent two of his disciples, saying to them, "Go into the city, and a man carrying a jar of water will meet you; follow him, and wherever he enters, say to the owner of the house, 'The Teacher asks, Where is my guest room where I may eat the Passover with my disciples?' He will show you a large room upstairs, furnished and ready. Make preparations for us there." So the disciples set out and went to the city, and found everything as he had told them; and they prepared the Passover meal. [When it was evening, he came with the twelve. And when they had taken their places and were eating, Jesus said, "Truly I tell you, one of you will betray me, one who is eating with me." They began to be distressed and to say to him one after another, "Surely, not I?" He said to them, "It is one of the twelve, one who is dipping bread into the bowl with me. For the Son of Man goes as it is written of him, but woe to that one by whom the Son of Man is betrayed! It would have been better for that one not to have been born."] While they were eating, he took a loaf of bread, and after blessing it he broke it, gave it to them, and said, "Take; this is my body." Then he took a cup, and after giving thanks he gave it to them, and all of them drank from it. He said to them, "This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many. Truly I tell you, I will never again drink of the fruit of the vine until that day when I drink it new in the kingdom of God." When they had sung the hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives. This is the Gospel of the Lord. Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.