HOLY THURSDAY: MASS OF THE LORD'S SUPPER (A, B, C) Lectionary #39

The first ritual of the Triduum. It begins like a regular Mass, but it includes a dramatic ritual after the Gospel, and it doesn't exactly end. Instead, it remains open-ended, pointing us toward Good Friday.

Music Suggestions

Choral Anthems


Music Suggestions

Exodus 12:1-8, 11-14. This reading, as interpreted in the Book of Revelation, has given us the “Lamb of God” image for Jesus. Passover is a memorial feast for “all generations” because it marks the beginning of God's great acts of liberation.

Psalm of the Day: Ps (115) 116
This song of thanksgiving, originally sung by a grateful individual, has become the song of the Church as it takes up the cup of salvation in the Eucharist to give thanks to God.

El Cáliz de la Bendición (Florián) Cantos 74
El Cáliz Que Bendecimos (Palazón) FYC 254
El Cáliz Que Bendecimos/Our Blessing Cup (Cortez) FYC 253
Our Bessing-Cup/El Cáliz que Bendecimos (Alonso) GC2 61
Our Blessing-Cup (Haas), refrain II  G2 98/GC2 62
Our Blessing-Cup (Haugen) G2 96/GC 107/GC2 63/RS 155
Our Blessing-Cup (Peloquin) WOR 811
Our Blessing Cup (Hurd) JS 601
Our Blessing Cup (Joncas) GP 257/JS 687
Our Blessing Cup (Weckler) WC 432
The Name of God (Haas), refrain II G2 98/GC 110

1 Corinthians 11:23-26. Paul recounts the tradition that he has received concerning the Lord’s last supper. The basic pattern has remained the same from the Church’s earliest days. Paul also points out the eschatological nature of the Eucharist: We proclaim the death of the Lord until his return in glory.

John 13:1-15. John’s account of the last supper does not include the institution narrative; he has given us his Eucharistic theology in the “bread of life” sermon in chapter 6. Instead, John tells of Jesus’ humility in taking on a servant’s role (echoes of the “kenosis” hymn) as an example of the way that those who are bound together by the Eucharist should care for each other.

Songs for the Foot Washing or Preparation of Gifts
A New Commandment (Chant) BFW 121-122
Beloved, Let Us Love WOR 601
Donde Hay Amor y Caridad/Where Charity and Love FYC 374
Donde Hay Caridad FYC 377, 610
El Amor Nos Unió FYC 610
Faith, Hope and Love JS 271
How Long, O Lord, How Long RS 829
Jesu, Jesu GC 409/GC2 429/GP 361/LM 33/RS 564/WC 768/WOR 431
Jesus Took a Towel GC 414/RS 566/WC 539/WOR 432
Love One Another (Dufford) GP 645
Mandatum novum (Taizé) WOR 812
No Greater Love (Joncas) CBW 599
No Greater Love (Schoenbachler) GP 362/JS 277
Pues Si Vivimos/If We Are Living GC 666/GC2 650/RS 727/WC 796
Serving You GC 410
The Lord Jesus GP 363/JS 274
The Sacrament of Service WC 540
The Servant Song GC 669/GC2 661/RS 788/WC 800
This Is My Commandment CH 473
This Is My Example GC2 427
Ubi Caritas (Rosania) GP 364/JS 758
Ubi Caritas (Taizé) CBW 67/GC 408/GC2 430/RS 746/WC 810/WOR 604
Ubi Caritas/Where True Charity (Chant) CBW 376/CH 386/GC 631/GC2 601/RS752/WC 813/WOR 598
Ubi Caritas/Where We Live As Friends (Chant) BFW 123
Where Charity and Love Prevail CH 387/GC 625/GC2 610/GP 644/JS 429/RS 747/WC 816

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Choral Anthems

Title of Anthem, Voicing & Instrumentation Composer/arranger/editor Publisher & edition #
A New Commandment Archer Mayhew
Anima Christe (SATB) Thacher Trinitas/OCP
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Ave Verum
Ave Verum
Ave Verum
Ave Verum
Ave Verum
Ave Verum
Ave Verum
Ave Verum (SSA)
Ave Verum (SA)
Ave Verum
Byrd
Elgar
F. Peeters
Robison
Mawby
Gontijo
Mozart
Poulenc
Faure
Saint-Saens
OUP & CPDL
CPDL
Schwann
Alliance Music Publications
Mayhew
Cantus Quercus Press
CPDL
Salabert
E.C.Schirmer & CPDL
Morning Star & CPDL
2
Feast of Love is Spread, The (SATB) Scott Morning Star (MSM 50-8305)
2
Good Friday Anthems Powell Selah
E
Good Friday Anthems Schulz Widmar, GIA
E
Heavenly Word, The (SATB) Nixon St. James Press
2
I Give to You a New Commandment Nardone GIA
In Your Love for Us All J. M. Thompson WLP 005305
G
Lord of Lords, Adored by Angels Bouman Morning Star
Lord, To Your Feast We Come (SATB) Lvov/Hopson GIA G-4434
Mandatum Novum (SATB) Mayernik Trinitas/OCP 30105766
G
My Soul is Sad Martini/Kelley WLSM - ttb *
Nos Autem Gloriari Anerio Arista
E
O Esca Viatorum
O Esca Viatorum
Haydn
Isaac
CPDL
CPDL
G
O Sacrum Convivium (SAATB)
O Sacrum Convivium (SATB)
O Sacrum Convivium (SATB)
O Sacrum Convivium (SATB)
O Sacrum Convivium (SATB)
O Sacrum Convivium
O Sacrum Convivium
O Sacrum Convivium
Tallis, Thomas
Biery, James
Messiaen, Olivier Victoria, Tomasso di/ed.
Tovey, Donald F.
Petrich
Viadana
Croce
Marenzio
Oxford (TCM 74)
MorningStar (MSM-50-8311)
Durand, S.A. (12.742)
Stainer & Bell/Augener (Laudate Pueri, p. 36)
Selah
CPDL
CPDL
CPDL
G
Of the Glorious Body Telling Victoria/Sateren Augsburg *
Of the Glorious Body Telling (SATB) Victoria RSCM, St. James Press 9
2
On Mount Olivet Martini/Keeley WLSM - ttb *
Pange Lingua (SATB)
Pange Lingua
Bruckner/Jordan
Victoria
GIA G6481
CPDL
G
Panis Angelicus
Panis Angelicus (Unison, SA, TB, SATB, Organ/Keyboard)
Panis Angelicus (T-solo, SATB, String(s), opt. Harp)
Panis Angelicus
Panis Angelicus (SATB, a cappella)
Panis Angelicus (SATB, Organ)
Casciolini
Franck, César
Franck, César/arr. Proulx, Richard
Labillotte
Palestrina, Giovanni Pierluigi/Lee, John
Saint-Saëns, Camille
CPDL
Various publishers & editions
GIA (G-5572)
CPDL
GIA (G-2003)
Oxford (Oxford New Anthems, p. 359) & CPDL
S, G
Peace is My Gift to You (Unison) Powell Paraclete 0108
G
Renaissance Motets for Lent and Passiontide: In monte Oviveti and Tristis est anima mea (3 part) Martini ed.McCray Shawnee
Tantum Ergo Durufle Durand
Tantum Ergo Victoria  
Tristis Est Anima Mea Kuhnau Broude
Ubi Caritas Durufle Durand
G
Ubi Caritas Langlais  
G
Ubi Caritas
Ubi Caritas Est Vera (SATB)
Geilo
Giles
Walton
Paraclete Press 9216
G
Ubi Caritas Raminish Jaymar Music Ltd.
G
Ubi Caritas Biery Morning Star
G
Ubi Caritas Wappell Morning Star
G
Verbum Caro, Panem Verum French WLP
Verily, Verily Tallis CPDL
G
We Glory in Your Cross Pearson Trinitas/OCP
E
We Should Glory in the Cross Chiusano OCP
What Shall I Render to the Lord? (SATB) Tiefenbach Augsburg (downloadable)
PS
Where Charity and Love Prevail (SATB) Benoit/Vermulst WLP 001135
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* out of print

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