NEW WORDS FOR HOLY COMMUNIONOFFICIAL LAUNCH

HERE IT IS!

My new project.

A monthly, downloadable resource providing prayers, intercessions, acclamations, biddings and blessings for use in the eucharistic services of the church.

Each issue will contain material for every Sunday and every principal feast during the month.

All the material is strongly linked to the gospel reading of the day based on the Common Lectionary. It is a truly international and ecumenical resource but it also provides extra material for national peculiarities such as Mothering Sunday in England.

I have tried to reflect, in a modern way, the words and meter of our traditional prayer books. I have also made sure that the new words will fit seamlessly into all orders of service so that congregations will not be confused or worried about changes and innovation.

For a sample copy of the material for the
Annunciation of Our Lord to the Blessed Virgin Mary

CLICK HERE

Please feel free to print it and use it. It's already formatted for A4 paper in nice large print so even oldies with poor eyesight, like me, can read it easily in church.

The cost of each monthly issue is only £2.49 (just less than $4.00 U.S.). It is available by monthly subscription but you can cancel your subscription at any time - there is no minimum subscription period. Payment is via PayPal but you do not need a PayPal account of your own to subscribe. Subscribers will be sent each new issue approximately one month before the month covered.

So, for the first issue of NEW WORDS FOR HOLY COMMUNION by Jonathan Hagger (that's me) which covers the month of March 2012 just click on the subscription button below and follow the instructions. Your copy for the month will then be sent direct to you by email.


I NEED YOUR HELP!!!

I am self promoting this project to begin with and so I need as much publicity for it as possible. Please help me by advertising this new venture on your blogs and recommending it all over the social network sites you belong to. Also, download the sample, print it out and shove it under the nose of anybody you know who is responsible for eucharistic worship in their churches, asking them to consider a subscription.

I would love to be able to finance my online ministry myself and I am hoping and praying that this new project will help me achieve this goal.

Comments

NEW WORDS FOR HOLY COMMUNIONOFFICIAL LAUNCH — 8 Comments

  1. I’ve always liked the language you use for St. Laika’s. Thanks for sharing this. I will pass the info along.

  2. God bless, MP.

    [I trust you’ll provide a 4 July “Celebration of Casting Off Those American Ingrates” liturgy! ;-)]

  3. I think the work really solid. I will pass it on to my rector. Not sure she can do much with it given the hidebound attitude of some of my fellow parishioners. Best I can do is try. But regardless, you are a grand liturgist my friend.

    FWIW
    jimB

  4. She can start by sneaking in some things that routinely change, Jim – using the Collect after the routine prayers of the people, the “alleluia” verse before and after the Gospel – that routinely changes anyway and no one has the entire three years memorized – the Prayer Over the Gifts as the sentence before the offering, or as the offering is brought up, the blessing, which I routinely change seasonally anyway. Just some suggestions.