DEDICATION OF THE LATERAN BASILICA Lectionary #671
This ancient basilica commemorates the first public site of the “mother church” of Roman Christianity—a large meeting hall on the Lateran Hill donated by the Emperor Constantine. It was dedicated in 324 under the title “Church of Our Savior.” Later, the ancient building was replaced by a new church dedicated to St. John the Baptist, popularly known as St. John Lateran. This is the pope’s church in his role as bishop of the city and province of Rome.

Entrance Rite

Because today's celebration focuses so strongly on the gather­ing of God's people to form the Church, the liturgy might appro­priately begin today with the Rite of Blessing and Sprinkling of Holy Water, which recalls our common baptism. If this rite is used, consider using a song which relates to the themes of church and baptism.

Music Suggestions

Choral Anthems


Music Suggestions

Ezekiel 47:1-2, 8-9, 12. The restored Temple is the source of life-giving water.

Psalm of the Day: Ps (45) 46
The first of a set of hymns called “Zion hymns” sung in praise of the Temple. God is presented as doing battle with the forces of chaos, represented by the churning sea. God’s victory turns the sea into a peaceful river.

The Waters of the River (Guimont) PRM B117/PMB 758

Or Common Responsorial Psalm:

Ps (83) 84: How Lovely Is Your Dwelling Place
Ps (121) 122: I Rejoiced When I Heard Them Say

Because there are not many settings of Psalm 46 available in the standard hymnals, you may want to substitute Psalm 84 or 122, which are more available. Since today's feast falls during the last weeks of Ordinary Time, when the liturgy turns to themes of Christ's second coming, Psalm 122 would be a very appropriate choice.

Con Qué Alegría/Let Us Go Rejoicing (Cortés) FYC 263
I Rejoiced All the Day (Lisicky) WC 254
I Rejoiced When I Heard Them Say (Batastini/Black) CBW 17
I Rejoiced When I Heard Them Say (Batastini/Gelineau) WOR 966/RS 165
I Rejoiced When I Heard Them Say (Dean) JS 728/GP 268/MI‑BB/SP1 91
I Rejoiced When I Heard Them Say, vss 1,2,3 (Englert) WC C373/PC3 4
I Rejoiced When I Heard Them Say (Jordan) LMGM 503
I Rejoiced When I Heard Them Say (Kreutz) PSS 64
I Rejoiced When I Heard Them Say (Marchionda) WC C371/SMM5 146
I Rejoiced When I Heard Them Say (O'Carroll) CH 159
I Rejoiced When I Heard Them Say (Reagan) CH 160
I Rejoiced When I Heard Them Say (Walker) JS 592/GP 269/SP2 62
I Was Glad (Haas) GC 121/RS 166
Let Us Go Rejoicing (Englert) WC B375/PC1 58
Let Us Go Rejoicing (Harbor) LMGM 542/WC 253
Let Us Go Rejoicing (Haugen) PCY1 83
Let Us Go Rejoicing (Joncas) G 53/GC 120/GC2 68/RS 167
Let Us Go Rejoicing (Moore) SMM1 84
Let Us Go Rejoicing (Roberts) LMGM 543
Let Us Go Rejoicing (Schalk) SO 71
Let Us Go Rejoicing (Walker) PFS 60
Let Us Go Rejoicing (Young/Black) CBW 114
Qué Alegría Cuando Me Dijeron (Grajeda) FYC 262
Qué Alegría Cuando Me Dijeron (Manzano) GP 270
Qué Alegría/I Rejoiced (Cortez) FYC 261
We Shall Go Up with Joy (Murray/Gelineau) WOR 67/CBW 588
With Joy I Heard Them Say (Hughes) PAS 125

1 Corinthians 3:9c-11, 16-17. As he will use the analogy of the body later in this letter to describe relationships within the church, so here Paul uses the analogy of a building to describe how God, working through Paul, built up the church in Corinth.

John 2:13-22. Jesus purifies the Temple.

Songs for the Liturgy

A Living Hope (1,Ps) PMB 284
*A Mighty Fortress Is Our God (Ps) WC 818/WS/PMB 420/MI-BB/JS 709/GP 617/GC 607/GC2 594/RS 741
All Are Welcome RS 846/GC 753/GC2 741/WC 885/WS/MI-BB
All People That on Earth Do Dwell WOR 669, 670/RS 849/GC 747/GC2 746/GP 535/CBW 578/WC 927/JS 604/MI‑BB/LMGM 304/WS/PMB 480
Arise and Shine CBW 341
Baptized in Living Waters (1,2) WC 762/WS/PMB 386
Bless the Feast GP 532/GC 752/MI‑BB
Christ Is Made the Sure Foundation WOR 617/RS 778/GC 662/GC2 642/CBW 430/WC 758/JS 780/MI‑BB 461/PMB 384
Christians, Lift Up Your Hearts CBW 585
Church of God RS 783/GC 664/GP 571/CBW 581/MI‑BB/PMB 381
Church of God, Elect and Glorious JS 533
Come, Host of Heaven's High Dwelling Place GC 751/GC2 747
Come to the House GP 531
For Builders Bold RS 891
From East and West GP 567/MI‑BB
Gather Us In WOR 665/RS 850/GC 744/GC2 743/CBW 587/WC 883/MI‑BB/WS
Gather Your People GP 529/JS 798/MI‑BB
God Is Here! As We His People WOR 667/RS 844/GC 741/GC2 737/WC 880/PMB 463/JS 796
*God Is Our Fortress and Our Rock (Ps) WOR 575, 576
God, Who at the Font Once Named Us (1,2) WC 793
Holy Is the Temple JS 532
How Blessed Is This Place WOR 710/RS 893/JS 534
How Lovely Is Your Dwelling Place MI-BB/JS 581/GP 488
I Rejoiced When I Heard Them Say RS 851
*I Saw Water Flowing/Vidi Aquam (1) JS 174, 543/PMB 112/WC 349/WS
I Was Glad LMGM 303
In This Place GP 533
Let All the World in Every Corner Sing WOR 536
Let Us Go to the Altar GP 539/JS 800/MI-BB
Moved by the Gospel, Let Us Move RS 801/GC 685
O Christ, the Great Foundation WOR 618/RS 781, 782/CBW 527
Only Begotten, Word of God Eternal WOR 666/RS 852
Out of Darkness—Walker JS 765/GC 689/GP 574/MI‑BB
Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow LMGM 306
Priestly People WC 750/WS 513/PMB 383
Sing a New Church GP 572/MI‑BB
Streams of Living Water (1) JS 254/MI-BB
The Church's One Foundation (2) MI‑BB/CBW 526/WC 764/GP 573/GC 661/JS 779/WS/PMB 385
This Alone GP 621/JS 689/MI‑BB
Those Who Seek Your Face GP 447/JS 128
Unless the Lord JS 531
What Is This Place WOR 709/RS 892/GC 748/GC2 736/GP 538/JS 799/MI‑BB
*You Strode within the Temple, Lord (G) HG 78

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Choral Anthems

Title of Anthem, Voicing & Instrumentation Composer/arranger/editor Publisher & edition #
Behold the Tabernacle of God (SATB)  Willan, Healey  Carl Fischer (CM 427) 2
Behold the Tabernacle of God (SATB, Organ)  Harris, William H.  GIA (G-4180)  2
God Is Our Refuge and Strength  (SATB, Brass Quartet, 3-5 Octave Handbells)  Behnke, John A.  Concordia (98-3835) P
Living Stone (SATB, Keyboard)  Isele, David Clark  GIA (G-3718) C
Locus Iste Bruckner CPDL G
O Holy City, Seen of John, MORNING SONG  (SATB, Organ, Brass Quartet)  arr, Powell, Robert J.  GIA (G-4482) E

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