Liturgy by TLW



Anselm, Archbishop of Canterbury
with Blessing of a Chalice & Paten

by The Rev. Thomas L. Weitzel
Evangelical Lutheran Church
in America

April 24


I prepared the following Eucharist for use at a Pastor's Retreat during the Easter Season, which fell on the Commemoration Day of Anselm.  The Liturgy includes prayers as used in the Church of England during the Easter Season.



Entrance Hymn  "Alleluia! Jesus Is Risen"


Dialog of God's Majesty:

A. Blessed may you be, O Lord, God of Israel our father, from eternity to eternity.

C. Yours, O Lord, are grandeur and power, majesty, splendor, and glory.


A. For all in heaven and on earth is yours.

C. Yours, O Lord, is the kingdom: you are exalted as head over all.


A. Riches and honor are from you.

C. And you have dominion over all.


A. In your hand are power and might.

C. It is yours to make great and give strength to all.


A. Therefore, O God, we give you thanks.

C. And we praise the majesty of your name.          1 Chr.29:10-13


Hymn of Praise:  "Doxology"


Apostolic Greeting

Prayer of the Day for Renews of Society



First Lesson: Romans 12:9-21

Second Lesson: St. Luke 6:20-36


Hymn of the Day  "Christ Has Arisen, Alleluia"

Nicene Creed:


An Intercession for the Easter Season
as Used in the Church of England:

A. Let us pray. Father, we praise you for the resurrection of your Son Jesus Christ from the dead. Shed his glorious light on all Christian people that we may live as those who believe in the triumph of the cross. Lord, hear us.

C. Lord, graciously hear us.


A. We pray for those who at this season are receiving in baptism your Son's new life by water and the Spirit. (Names may be offered aloud.) Dying with Christ, may they know the power of his resurrection. Lord, hear us.

C. Lord, graciously hear us.


A. We pray for all who we know and love, both near and far. (Names may be offered aloud.) May their eyes be opened to see the glory of the risen Lord. Lord, hear us.

C. Lord, graciously hear us.


A. We pray for those who suffer pain and anguish. (Names may be offered aloud.) Grant them the faith to reach out towards the healing wounds of Christ and be filled with his peace. Lord, hear us.

C. Lord, graciously hear us.


A. We remember before you those who have died in the hope of the resurrection. (Names may be offered aloud.) Unite us with them in your undying love. Lord, hear us.

C. Lord, graciously hear us.


P. Join our voices, we pray, Lord our God, to the songs of all your saints in proclaiming that you give us the victory through Jesus Christ our Lord.

C. Amen


P. The peace of the Lord be with you always.

C. And also with you.




Prayer of Blessing for a Chalice & Paten:

P. I will take the cup of salvation:

C. And call on the name of the Lord.


P. Taste and see that the Lord is good.

C. Happy are they who trust in him.


P. Let us pray. Almighty God, whose blessed Son instituted the Sacrament of his Body and Blood: Grant that all who receive the holy Mysteries from these vessels, which we now consecrate for use in your Church, may be sustained by his presence and enjoy for ever his heavenly benediction; who lives and reigns in glory everlasting. (Episcopal Occ. Serv. 1979)

C. Amen

After the gifts have been prepared:

Prayer Before Communion:

P. Lord, this is your feast,

C. Prepared by your longing, spread at your command, attended at your invitation, blessed by your own word, distributed by your own hand, the undying memorial of your sacrifice upon the cross, the full gift of your everlasting love, and its perpetuation till time shall end. Lord, this is Bread of heaven, Bread of life, that, whoever eats it, shall hunger no more. And this the Cup of pardon, healing, gladness, strength, that, whoever drinks it, never thirsts again. So may we come, O Lord, to your table. Lord Jesus, come to us. Amen     Eric Milner-White, 1884-1964


Great Thanksgiving   spoken

Eucharistic Prayer

Our Father


At the Breaking of Bread:

P. When we eat this bread we share the body of Christ. When we drink this cup we share the blood of Christ.

C. Reveal yourself to us, O Lord, in the breaking of bread, as once you revealed yourself to your disciples.



Post-Communion Prayer