Sunday Morning Cana Sunday

CANA SUNDAY Entrance into Lent Safro
Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit, as we begin and until we conclude.
May mercy and compassion be poured forth upon us
in this world and the next.
O Lord, our God, to you be glory for ever. Amen.

O Lord,
on this Sunday morning may we praise you with joyful hearts as we contemplate the wonderful sign which you performed at Cana.
Help us to gather our thoughts
that we may glorify you, far from the trouble of this world, and praise you, your Father and Holy Spirit,
now and for ever. Amen.

Peace be with the Church and her children.

Glory to God in the highest,
and peace on earth and good will to all.

Praise the Lord all you nations,
glorify him all you peoples!

For steadfast is his mercy towards us,
and the truth of the Lord endures for ever.

Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit, now and for ever.
and peace on earth and good will to all.

Lord, have mercy on us and save us.
O Lord,
place your love in our hearts and your light in our eyes, that we may know your commandments and keep them.
May we offer praise this morning for all your favors
towards us,
and for all the gospel signs by which you have made us know your love,
and that of your Father and your Spirit;
glory to you for ever. Amen.

Happy are they who observe his decrees;
who seek him with all their hearts.

Psalm 119: 1-8
Happy are they whose way is blameless,
who walk in the law of the LORD.

Happy are they who observe his decrees,
who seek him with all their hearts,

And do not wrong,
but walk in his ways.

You have commanded that your precepts
be diligently kept.

Oh, that I might be firm in the ways
of keeping your statutes!

Then should I not be put to shame
when I beheld all your commands.

I will give you thanks with an upright
when I have learned your just ordinances.

I will keep your statutes;
do not utterly forsake me.

Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit, now and for ever. Amen.

Happy are they who observe his decrees;
who seek him with all their hearts.

The Hymn, “The Church” (page xxx) may be sung after
the Psalm of the Day.

Lord, have mercy on us and save us.
O God,
you wished to reveal to us the mystery of your Trinity, in one God,
and you great love for us.
Grant us now to sing your praise and thank you for your favors.
Make your divine light shine upon us this morning,
that through it we may understand your signs and quench our thirst with your consecrated wine.
We shall give you glory, O Christ, our true Light,
now and for ever. Amen.

The Light of the just and joy of the upright is Christ Jesus, our Lord, Begotten of the Father, he manifested himself to us.
He came to rescue us from darkness and to fill us with the radiance of his light.

Day is dawning upon us; the power of darkness is fading away.
From the true Light there arises for us the light which illumines our darkened eyes.

His glory shines upon the world and enlightens the very depths of the abyss.
Death is annihilated, night has vanished, and the gates of Sheol are broken.

Creatures lying in darkness from ancient times are clothed in light.
The dead arise from the dust and sing because they have a Savior.

He brings salvation and grants us life.
He ascends to his Father on high.
He will return in glorious splendor and shed his light on those gazing upon him.

Our King comes in majestic glory,
Let us light our lamps and go forth to meet him.
Let us find our joy in him, for he has found joy in us.
He will indeed rejoice us with his marvelous light.

Let us glorify the majesty of the Son and give thanks to the almighty Father, who,
in an outpouring of love, sent him to us, to fill us with hope and salvation.

When he manifests himself, the saints awaiting him in weariness and sorrow,
will go forth to meet him with lighted lamps.
The angels and guardians of heaven will rejoice in the glory of the just and upright people of the earth;
together, crowned with victory, they will sing hymns and psalms.
Stand up then and be ready!
Give thanks to our King and Savior, who will come in great glory to gladden us with his marvelous light in his kingdom.

Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit, now and for ever. Amen.

Either the Hymn “The Return of Christ” (page xxx) or the Hymn, “Christ the Light” (page xxx) may be sung after the Nuhro

Lord, have mercy on us and save us.
O God,
come dwell in our souls and be our joy.
May we find in you the true joy and quench our thirst from you alone,
so that we may praise you in spirit in this world and in the one to come;
glory to you, for ever. Amen.

Psalm 148

Praise the LORD from the heavens,
praise him in the heights;

Praise him, all you his angels,
praise him, all you his hosts.

Praise him, sun and moon;
praise him, all you shining stars.

Praise him, you highest heavens,
and you waters above the heave

Let them praise the name of the LORD,
for he commanded and they were created;

He established them forever and ever;
he gave them a duty which shall not pass away.

Praise the LORD from the earth;
you see monsters and all depths;

Fire and hail, snow and mist,
storm winds that fulfill his word;

You mountains and all you hills,
you fruit trees and all you cedars;

You wild beasts and all tame animals,
you creeping things and you winged fowl.

Let the kings of the earth and all peoples,
the princes and all the judges of the earth,

Young men too, and maidens,
old men and boys,

Praise the name of the LORD,
for his name alone is exalted;

His majesty is above earth and heaven,
and he has lifted up the horn of his people.

Be this his praise from all his faithful ones,
from the children of Israel, the people close to him.


Psalm 149: 1-6

Sing to the LORD a new song
of praise in the assembly of the faithful.

Let Israel be glad in their maker,
let the children of Zion rejoice in their king.

Let them praise his name in the festive dance,
let them sing praise to him with timbrel and harp.

For the LORD loves his people,
and he adorns the lowly with victory.

Let the faithful exult in glory;
let them sing for joy upon their couches;

Let the high praises of God be in their throats.


Psalm 150

Praise the LORD in his sanctuary,
praise him in the firmament of his strength.

Praise him for his mighty deeds,
praise him for his sovereign majesty.

Praise him with the blast of the trumpet,
praise him with lyre and harp.

Praise him with timbrel and dance,
praise him with strings and pipe.

Praise him with sounding cymbals,
praise him with clanging cymbals.

Let everything that has breath
praise the LORD!


Psalm 117

Praise the LORD, all you nations;
glorify him, all you peoples!

For steadfast is his mercy toward us,
and the truth of the Lord endures for ever.

Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit, now and for ever. Amen.

Praise, glory and honor to the all—merciful One who in his love has inclined himself towards us.
He tasted the wine of men and changed it into divine wine.
He is the Good ONe who has mingled with us
and showered his graces on all who have the breath of life.
To the Good One is due glory and honor this morning,
and all the days of our lives,
now and for ever. Amen.

Glory and praise to you, Christ Jesus,
Artisan and Creator of mankind;
through you O Word of God, without beginning or end, all things have come into being.
In the fullness of time you desired to dwell among us to make us holy through your divinity.
You showered your graces upon the whole world;
the earth and all that is in it have been blessed by you.
On this day you accepted the invitation to the wedding feast of Cana
and worked your miraculous sign which symbolized the wine of your genuine love for us.
And now we beg you, as we celebrate this feast at the beginning of holy Lent,
and we beseech your loving forgiveness and remission of our sins.
Remove pride from our hearts
and lift from our eyes the veil of vanity.
Create in us a pure heart, O God,
and renew within us a strengthened spirit.
May we approach you in penitence and receive your good news with joy.
May we drink your wine with respect and piety
and deserve to assist at your heavenly banquet,
where we shall glorify you, with the Father and the Holy Spirit, for ever. Amen.

Glory to you, for in the fullness of time, you visited the children of men; like one of them you have participated in their joys and blessed their wedding feasts.

Glory to you, who changed water into good wine and allowed mortals to drink of the beverage of eternal life; may you be blessed and sanctified, for ever.

O God,
according to the desire of your pure Virgin Mother you changed water into wine;
through the intercession of your ever—blessed Mother, change our evil acts into good.
Accept our incense (prayers) and allow us to be joined to your holy Mysteries and to live by them.

Then we will give you glory,
now and for ever. Amen.

The Lord is wonderful in his works and generous in his gifts; reflect upon his signs.

Happy the one who fears the Lord, who walks in his ways; the Lord will bless him, now and for ever.

Give us delight in your body and blood, O Christ our Savior, and open our eyes to your light, as you delighted the wedding guests of Cana where your disciples believed in you.

A Reading from the Prophet Isaiah
Isaiah 5: 11-18
Lambs shall graze there at pasture, and kids shall eat in the ruins of the rich. Woe to those who demand strong drink as soon as they rise in the morning, And linger into the night while wine inflames them! With harp and lyre, timbrel and flute, they feast on wine; But what the LORD does, they regard not, the work of his hands they see not.
Therefore my people go into exile, because they do not understand; Their nobles die of hunger, and their masses are parched with thirst. Therefore the nether world enlarges its throat and opens its maw without limit; Down go their nobility and their masses, their throngs and their revelry. Men shall be abased, each one brought low, and the eyes of the haughty lowered, But the LORD of hosts shall be exalted by his judgment, and God the Holy shall be shown holy by his justice. Woe to those who tug at guilt with cords of perversity, and at sin as if with cart ropes!

A Reading from the Letter to the Romans
Romans 13: 11-14:8
Take care to do all these things, for you know the time in which we are living. It is now the hour for you to wake from sleep, for our salvation is closer than when we first accepted the faith. The night is far spent; the day draws near. Let us cast off deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light. Let us live honorably as in daylight; not in carousing and drunkenness, not in sexual excess and lust, not in quarreling an jealousy.
Rather, put on the Lord Jesus Christ and make no provision for the desires of the flesh.
Extend a kind welcome to those who are weak in faith. Do not enter into disputes with them. A man of sound faith knows he can eat anything, while one who is weak in faith eats only vegetables. The man who will eat anything must not ridicule him who abstains from certain foods; the man who abstains must not sit in judgment on him who eats.
After all, God himself has made him welcome. Who are you to pass judgment on another;s servant? His master alone can judge whether he stands or falls. And stand he will, for the Lord is able to make him stand. One man regards this day as better than that; someone else considers all days alike. Each should be certain of his own conscience.
The man who observes the day does so to honor the Lord, and he gives thanks to God.
The man who does not eat abstains to honor the Lord, and he too gives thanks to God.
None of us lives as his own master and none of us dies as his own master. While we live we are responsible to the Lord, and when we die we die as his servants. Both in life an in death we are the Lord’s.

Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace and joy filled hope to all.
We praise you, we adore you, we glorify you,
we give you thanks for your great glory,
Lord and Creator, King of heaven, God the Father almighty, Lord God, only Son, Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit.
Lord God, Lamb of God, Son and Word of the Father,
you take away the sin of the world, have mercy on us; you take away the sin of the world, hear us and receive our prayer.
You are seated in glory at the right hand of your Father, forgive us and have mercy on us;
For you alone are holy,
you alone are the Lord, Jesus Christ,
with the Holy Spirit, in the glory of God the Father.
At all times, and all the days of our lives, we worship you and praise your holy and blessed name,
which is and has been from age to age.

Blessed are you, Lord almighty, God of our fathers.
May your name be glorified, praised and exalted for ever.
To you be glory, praise an exaltation, God of all,
Father of truth, with the only Son and the living and Holy Spirit, now and for ever. Amen.

O God,
you are before all ages and exist from age to age;
you are resplendent and glorified in unsearchable light; through your word, you bring forth light and give us a new day.
O radiant Day and source of all light,
we glorify you, adore you and offer you praise night and day; accept our praise and answer our prayer.
Send us your abundant blessings, through the mercy of your Christ.
To him, with you and the Holy Spirit,
be glory, honor and power,
now and for ever. Amen.