Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Diamond Jubilee Thanksgiving, St Paul's Cathedral – Order of Service



THE NATIONAL SERVICE
of
THANKSGIVING
TO CELEBRATE
THE DIAMOND JUBILEE
OF HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN
ST PAUL’S CATHEDRAL
Tuesday 5th June 2012
10.30 am


The combined Choirs of
St Paul’s Cathedral and Her Majesty’s Chapel Royal
are directed by
ANDREW CARWOOD
Director of Music, St Paul’s Cathedral
The Diamond Choir
brings together children from across
the United Kingdom
to sing an anthem
especially commissioned by the Chapter of St Paul’s
‘The Call of Wisdom’ by WILL TODD
The Organ of St Paul’s Cathedral
is played for the Service by
SIMON JOHNSON
Organist and Assistant Director of Music
and before the Service by
TIMOTHY WAKERELL, Sub-Organist
and SIMON HOGAN, Organ Scholar

Before and after the service
The St Paul’s Cathedral Guild of Ringers
ring ‘Stedman Cinques’
The flowers have been arranged by
The St Paul’s Cathedral flower arrangers
through the generosity of
The Worshipful Company of Gardeners
The Wren Brass Ensemble
accompanies the hymns
‘Old Hundredth’ and ‘Cwm Rhondda’

The State Trumpeters of the Household Cavalry
are led by
TRUMPET MAJOR TIM WEST
The Fanfare Trumpeters of the Central Band of the Royal Air Force
are conducted by
WING COMMANDER DUNCAN STUBBS RAF
playing the specially composed fanfare
‘Jubilate’ by Duncan Stubbs
The Band of the Welsh Guards
is directed by
Lieutenant Colonel Stephen Barnwell

Music before the Service
Simon Hogan, Organ Scholar, plays
Toccata and Fugue (The Wanderer) … … … … C. Hubert H. Parry (1848-1918)
Organ Sonata in E flat … … … … … … … … Edward Bairstow (1874-1946)
Rhosymedre… … … … … … … … … Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
Adagio in E from Three Pieces for Organ … … … … Frank Bridge (1879-1941)
The Band of the Welsh Guards plays
Lascia ch’io pianga from Rinaldo (1711) George Frederic Handel (1685-1759)
Ave verum corpus (Op. 1, No 2) … … … … … … … Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
Die Himmel rühmen des Ewigen Ehre from
Gellert Leider (Op. 48, No 4)… …… … … Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
Let us rejoice… … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … Anon
arr. Philip Sparke (b.1951)
Wachet auf from St Paul (Op. 36) … … … … … Felix Mendelssohn (1809-47)
Rêverie (1890)… … … … … …… … … … … Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
Timothy Wakerell, Sub-Organist, plays
Toccata and Fugue in F (BWV 540) … … Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Fantaisie in E flat (1857) … … … … … … Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921)
Overture to St Paul (Op. 36) … … … … … … … Felix Mendelssohn (1809-47)
arr. W. T. Best (1826-97)
Chorale Prelude on ‘Dundee’ … … … … … … C. Hubert H. Parry (1848-1918)

ORDER OF SERVICE
The congregation is asked to join in all texts printed in bold.
Remain seated for all processions until the fanfare is sounded as HerMajesty The Queen and
His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh arrive at the West Steps of the Cathedral.
At 9.45 am, the Chapter, the Bishop of London and the Archbishop of Canterbury leave the
Dean’s Aisle and proceed down the South Aisle to the Great West Door of the Cathedral.
From 9.50 am,Members of the Royal Family arrive and are greeted at the GreatWest Door
of the Cathedral by the Chapter, the Bishop of London and the Archbishop of Canterbury
before being accompanied to their seats under the Dome.
At 9.55 am, Visiting Representatives of World Faiths leave the Dean’s Aisle and move to their
places under the Dome.
At 10.00 am, the Kings of Arms, Heralds and Pursuivants leave the Minor Canons’ Aisle
and proceed to the West End of the Cathedral.
The Queen’s Body Guard of the Yeomen of the Guard leaves the North Steps leading from
the Crypt and moves by way of the North Nave Aisle to take up its position at the West End
of the Cathedral.
Her Majesty’s Body Guard of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen at Arms follows the
Yeomen of the Guard and proceeds through the Nave to take up their positions under the Dome.

At 10.05 am, the Lord Mayor arrives at the foot of the West Steps.
At 10.07 am, the Choir of Her Majesty’s Chapel Royal, the Choir of St Paul’s Cathedral,
the College of Minor Canons, Visiting Ecumenical Dignitaries, the College of Canons, the
Serjeant of the Vestry of Her Majesty’s Chapels Royal, the Sub-Dean of Her Majesty’s
Chapels Royal, the Keeper of the Closet, the Clerk of the Closet, the Lord High Almoner, the
Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church, the Archbishops of Armagh and Wales, the
Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland and the Archbishop of York
leave the Dean’s Aisle and move to their places in the Quire.
From 10.10 am, Members of the Royal Family arrive by car at the foot of the West Steps
where they are greeted by the Lord Mayor and conducted to the Great West Door where they
are received by the Chapter, the Bishop of London and the Archbishop of Canterbury before
being accompanied to their places under the Dome.
At 10.25 am, Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall,
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Henry of Wales arrive at the foot of the
West Steps and are conducted by The Lord Mayor to the Great West Door where they are
received by the Chapter, the Bishop of London and the Archbishop of Canterbury.
At 10.28 am, stand when a fanfare is sounded as Her Majesty The Queen and His Royal
Highness The Duke of Edinburgh arrive at the foot of the West Steps and are conducted to
the Great West Door. Her Majesty is preceded by the Lord Mayor bearing the Pearl Sword.
Her Majesty The Queen and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh are received by
the Chapter, the Bishop of London and the Archbishop of Canterbury and, with The Prince
of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince
Henry of Wales, a procession is formed.

The Queen’s Procession
A Virger
The Cross of Canterbury
The Archbishop of Canterbury
The Dean’s Virger
The Crucifer and Acolytes
The Ceremoniarius
The Chapter
A Virger
The Chancellor of the Diocese of London
The Bishop of London
The Bishop’s Chaplain
The Kings of Arms, Heralds and Pursuivants
Prince Henry of Wales
The Duchess of Cambridge The Duke of Cambridge
The Duchess of Cornwall The Prince of Wales
The Lord Mayor bearing the Pearl Sword
The Duke of Edinburgh THE QUEEN
At 10.30 am, a Fanfare is sounded.

Introit
during which The Queen’s procession moves through the Nave.
We praise thee, O God: we acknowledge thee to be the Lord.
All the earth doth worship thee: the Father everlasting.
To thee all angels cry aloud:
the heavens, and all the powers therein.
To thee cherubin and seraphin: continually do cry,
Holy, holy, holy: Lord God of Sabaoth;
Heaven and earth are full of the majesty: of thy glory.
The glorious company of the apostles: praise thee.
The goodly fellowship of the prophets: praise thee.
The noble army of martyrs: praise thee.
The holy Church throughout all the world: doth acknowledge thee;
The Father: of an infinite majesty;
Thine honourable, true: and only Son;
Also the Holy Ghost: the Comforter.
Thou art the King of glory: O Christ.
Thou art the everlasting Son: of the Father.
When thou tookest upon thee to deliver man:
thou didst not abhor the Virgin’s womb.
When thou hadst overcome the sharpness of death:
thou didst open the kingdom of heaven to all believers.
Thou sittest at the right hand of God: in the glory of the Father.
We believe that thou shalt come: to be our judge.
We therefore pray thee, help thy servants:
whom thou hast redeemed with thy precious blood.
Make them to be numbered with thy saints: in glory everlasting.
Music: Te Deum in G
Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)

The Bidding
given by
The Very Reverend David Ison,
Dean of St Paul’s
We come to this Cathedral Church today to give thanks to almighty God for
the prosperous reign of The Queen and to rejoice together in this year of Her
Majesty’s Jubilee as we celebrate sixty years of her sovereignty and service.
As we come together as loyal subjects from all parts of the Realms and
Commonwealth of Nations, we give thanks for the blessings bestowed by God
on our Sovereign Lady Queen Elizabeth, and we celebrate the identity and
variety which our nations under her have enjoyed.
We come as people of faith to pray for Her Majesty The Queen and all
members of the Royal Family; asking that God will continue to bless and guide
them in all that they undertake, and that they may find strength and
enrichment in the celebration of this Jubilee.
We also come to give thanks for HerMajesty’s loyal service and commitment,
lived through a deep sense of vocation in Christ to the glory of almighty God;
praying that we may be inspired by her example, and that God will continue
to grant her steadfastness of faith and the love of all her people.
All these our thanksgivings and prayers we offer to almighty God in the words
that Jesus taught us:
Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name,
thy kingdom come,
thy will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread;
and forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us;
and lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom,
the power, and the glory,
for ever and ever.
Amen.

Hymn
All people that on earth do dwell,
Sing to the Lord with cheerful voice;
Him serve with fear, his praise forth tell,
Come ye before him, and rejoice.
The Lord, ye know, is God indeed,
Without our aid he did us make;
We are his folk, he doth us feed,
And for his sheep he doth us take.
O enter then his gates with praise,
Approach with joy his courts unto;
Praise, laud, and bless his name always,
For it is seemly so to do.
For why? the Lord our God is good:
His mercy is for ever sure;
His truth at all times firmly stood,
And shall from age to age endure.
To Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,
The God whom heaven and earth adore,
From men and from the Angel-host
Be praise and glory evermore. Amen.
Words: William Kethe (d.1594) Tune: Old Hundredth
Genevan Psalter (1551)
arr. Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
Sit

The Old Testament Reading
read by
The Right Reverend Michael Colclough,
Canon Pastor, Canon in Residence
Does not wisdom call, and does not understanding raise her voice? Hear, for
I will speak noble things, and from my lips will come what is right; for my
mouth will utter truth; wickedness is an abomination to my lips. All the words
of my mouth are righteous; there is nothing twisted or crooked in them. They
are all straight to one who understands and right to those who find knowledge.
Take my instruction instead of silver, and knowledge rather than choice gold;
for wisdom is better than jewels, and all that you may desire cannot compare
with her. I, wisdom, live with prudence, and I attain knowledge and discretion.
Proverbs 8. 1, 6-12
The Psalm
Ascribe unto the Lord, O ye kindreds of the people:
ascribe unto the Lord worship and power.
Ascribe unto the Lord the honour due unto his Name:
bring presents, and come into his courts.
O worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness:
let the whole earth stand in awe of him.
Tell it out among the heathen that the Lord is King:
and that it is he who hath made the round world
so fast that it cannot be moved;
and how that he shall judge the people righteously.
Let the heavens rejoice, and let the earth be glad:
let the sea make a noise, and all that therein is.
Let the field be joyful, and all that is in it:
then shall all the trees of the wood rejoice before the Lord.
For he cometh, for he cometh to judge the earth:
and with righteousness to judge the world, and the people with his truth.
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son: and to the Holy Ghost;
As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be:
world without end. Amen.
Words: Psalm 96. 7-13 Chant: Alan Gray (1855-1935)

The New Testament Reading
read by
The Right Honourable David Cameron, MP,
Prime Minister
I appeal to you therefore, brothers and sisters, by the mercies of God, to
present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is
your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed
by the renewing of your minds, so that you may discern what is the will of
God – what is good and acceptable and perfect.
For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of
yourself more highly than you ought to think, but to think with sober
judgement, each according to the measure of faith that God has assigned. For
as in one body we have many members, and not all the members have the
same function, so we, who are many, are one body in Christ, and individually
we are members one of another. We have gifts that differ according to the
grace given to us: prophecy, in proportion to faith; ministry, in ministering; the
teacher, in teaching; the exhorter, in exhortation; the giver, in generosity; the
leader, in diligence; the compassionate, in cheerfulness.
Let love be genuine; hate what is evil, hold fast to what is good; love one
another with mutual affection; outdo one another in showing honour. Do not
lag in zeal, be ardent in spirit, serve the Lord. Rejoice in hope, be patient in
suffering, persevere in prayer. Contribute to the needs of the saints; extend
hospitality to strangers.
Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse them. Rejoice with those
who rejoice, weep with those who weep. Live in harmony with one another;
do not be haughty, but associate with the lowly; do not claim to be wiser than
you are. Do not repay anyone evil for evil, but take thought for what is noble
in the sight of all. If it is possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably
with all.
Romans 12. 1-18

The Sermon
given by
The Most Reverend and Right Honourable Dr Rowan Williams,
Archbishop of Canterbury, Primate of All England and Metropolitan
Anthem
O thou the central orb of righteous love,
Pure beam of the most high, eternal light
Of this our wintry world; thy radiance bright
Awakes new joy in faith, hope soars above.
Come, quickly come, and let thy glory shine,
Gilding our darksome heaven with rays divine.
Thy saints with holy lustre round thee move,
As stars about thy throne, set in the height
Of God’s ordaining counsel, as thy sight
Gives measured grace to each thy power to prove.
Let thy bright beams disperse the gloom of sin,
Our nature all shall feel eternal day,
In fellowship with thee, transforming day
To souls erewhile unclean, now pure within. Amen.
Words: H. R. Bramley (1833-1917) Music: Charles Wood (1866-1926)
Remain seated or kneel

The Litany of Prayer and Thanksgiving
led by
The Reverend Jason Rendell,
Minor Canon and Sacrist
Jemma Samuel,
National Cadet of the Year, St John Ambulance
The Lord Shuttleworth, KCVO,
Lord-Lieutenant of Lancashire
Able Cadet Hannah Subit,
Beckenham and Dulwich Unit, Sea Cadet Corps
His Excellency Kamalesh Sharma,
Commonwealth Secretary-General
Samuel Odusina,
Gold Award Participant, Duke of Edinburgh’s Award
Naomi Spencer,
Young Ambassador of the Year, The Prince’s Trust
Caitlin Ripley,
Queen’s Scout
Captain Giles R Sugdon, RLC,
The Queen’s Own Gurkha Logistic Regiment

Let us give thanks for the lifelong service of Her Majesty as Monarch of this
Nation and Realms; as Head of the Commonwealth; as Defender of the Faith
and as a servant of the people. We pray that God will continue to bless and
guide her and that she may continue to find love, joy and peace in her life and
in her duties.
Lord, in your mercy.
Hear our prayer.
O God, who providest for thy people by thy power,
and rulest over them in love:
vouchsafe so to bless thy Servant our Queen,
that under her this nation may be wisely governed,
and thy Church may serve thee in all godly quietness;
and grant that she being devoted to thee with her whole heart,
and persevering in good works unto the end,
may, by thy guidance, come to thine everlasting kingdom;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen.
Let us also give thanks for the rich inheritance of custom and values which we
find in this United Kingdom and throughout the Realms and Commonwealth.
We pray that we may grow closer together in our partnerships of government,
business, and civil society.
Lord, in your mercy.
Hear our prayer.
Go before us, O Lord, in all our doings,
with thy most gracious favour
and further us with thy continual help,
that in all our works begun, continued and ended in thee,
we may glorify thy holy name
and finally, by thy mercy, obtain everlasting life;
for thy name’s sake we ask it.
Amen.

Let us give thanks for the witness of the Christian Church, and of communities
of faith throughout the world, as we grow in respect for the traditions and
wisdom of our brothers and sisters. We pray that God will bless our common
witness, that as we share together in faith and service, we may be a powerful
symbol of faith, hope and love under God.
Lord, in your mercy.
Hear our prayer.
Teach us, good Lord, to serve thee as thou deservest;
to give, and not to count the cost,
to fight, and not to heed the wounds,
to toil, and not to seek for rest,
to labour, and not to ask for any reward,
save that of knowing that we do thy will;
now and for ever.
Amen.
Let us give thanks for the members of the Royal Family, for their service to
this country, as well as for the support they give to Her Majesty. We pray that
God will bless all that they do to support and encourage public and voluntary
service through their work with Institutions of the State, charities and other
organizations, that together we may honour one another, and seek the
common good.
Lord, in your mercy.
Hear our prayer.
Almighty God, the fountain of all goodness,
we humbly beseech thee to bless Philip Duke of Edinburgh,
Charles Prince of Wales and all the Royal Family:
endue them with thy Holy Spirit;
enrich them with thy heavenly grace;
prosper them with all happiness;
and bring them to thine everlasting kingdom;
for Jesus Christ’s sake.
Amen.

As we give thanks for Her Majesty’s reign of sixty years and the example of a
life symbolised by duty and sustained by faith, so we thank God for the
blessings we have received at his hand and for that grace which he has
bestowed on us in the Beloved.
Almighty God, Father of all mercies,
we thine unworthy servants
do give thee most humble and hearty thanks
for all thy goodness and loving-kindness
to us, and to all men;
We bless thee for our creation, preservation,
and all the blessings of this life;
but above all for thine inestimable love
in the redemption of the world by our Lord Jesus Christ,
for the means of grace, and for the hope of glory.
And we beseech thee,
give us that due sense of all thy mercies,
that our hearts may be unfeignedly thankful,
and that we shew forth thy praise,
not only with our lips, but in our lives;
by giving up ourselves to thy service,
and by walking before thee
in holiness and righteousness all our days;
through Jesus Christ our Lord,
to whom with thee and the Holy Ghost
be all honour and glory,
world without end.
Amen.
God grant to the living, grace;
to the departed, rest;
to the Church, The Queen, the Commonwealth
and all humankind, peace and concord;
and to us his servants, life everlasting.
Amen.
Stand

Hymn
O Praise ye the Lord!
Praise him in the height;
Rejoice in his word,
Ye angels of light;
Ye heavens adore him
By whom ye were made,
And worship before him,
In brightness arrayed.
O praise ye the Lord!
Praise him upon earth,
In tuneful accord,
Ye sons of new birth;
Praise him who has brought you
His grace from above,
Praise him who has taught you
To sing of his love.
O praise ye the Lord!
All things that give sound;
Each jubilant chord,
Re-echo around;
Loud organs, his glory
Forth tell in deep tone,
And sweet harp, the story
Of what he has done.
O praise ye the Lord!
Thanksgiving and song
To him be outpoured
All ages along:
For love in creation,
For heaven restored,
For grace of salvation,
O praise ye the Lord! Amen. Amen.
Words: Henry Baker (1821-77) Tune: Laudate Dominum
C. Hubert H. Parry (1848-1918)
Sit

Anthem
Lord of wisdom, Lord of truth, Lord of justice, Lord of mercy;
Walk beside us down the years till we see you in your glory.
Striving to attain the heights, turning in a new direction,
Entering a lonely place, welcoming a friend or stranger.
I am here, I am with you.
I have called; do you hear me?
Silver is of passing worth, gold is not of constant value,
Jewels sparkle for a while: what you long for is not lasting.
Rulers govern under me with my insight and my wisdom.
Those who love me know my love; those who seek me find their answer.
God the Father and the Son, Holy Spirit, co-eternal;
Glory be ascribed to you, now and to the end of ages.
Words: Michael Hampel (b.1967) Music: Will Todd (b.1970)
based on Proverbs 8. 1-17

The Collect
led by
The Right Reverend and Right Honourable Richard Chartres KCVO,
Bishop of London and Dean of Her Majesty’s Chapels Royal
God of time and eternity,
whose Son reigns as servant, not master;
we give you thanks and praise
that you have blessed this Nation, the Realms and Territories
with ELIZABETH,
our beloved and glorious Queen.
In this year of Jubilee,
grant her your gifts of love and joy and peace
as she continues in faithful obedience to you, her Lord and God,
and in devoted service to her lands and peoples,
and those of the Commonwealth,
now and all the days of her life;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen.
Stand
Hymn
Guide me, O thou great Redeemer,
Pilgrim through this barren land;
I am weak, but thou art mighty,
Hold me with thy powerful hand:
Bread of heaven,
Feed me till I want no more.
Open now the crystal fountain
Whence the healing stream doth flow;
Let the fire and cloudy pillar
Lead me all my journey through:
Strong deliverer,
Be thou still my strength and shield.
When I tread the verge of Jordan,
Bid my anxious fears subside;
Death of death, and hell’s Destruction
Land me safe on Canaan’s side:
Songs of praises
I will ever give to thee.
Words: William Williams (1717-91) Tune: Cwm Rhondda
trans. Peter Williams (1727-96) and others John Hughes (1873-1932)
arr. Simon Johnson (b.1975)

The Blessing
given by
The Archbishop of Canterbury
Go forth into the world in peace;
be of good courage;
hold fast that which is good;
render to no one evil for evil;
strengthen the fainthearted; support the weak;
help the afflicted; honour everyone;
love and serve the Lord,
rejoicing in the power of the Holy Spirit;
and the blessing of God almighty,
the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit,
be amongst you and remain with you always.
Amen.
The National Anthem
God save our gracious Queen,
Long live our noble Queen,
God save The Queen!
Send her victorious,
Happy and glorious,
Long to reign over us,
God save The Queen!
Thy choicest gifts in store
On her be pleased to pour;
Long may she reign;
May she defend our laws,
And ever give us cause
To sing with heart and voice,
God save The Queen!
Music: Thesaurus Musicus c.1743
arr. Gordon Jacob (1895-1984)

Music after the Service
Simon Johnson, Organist, plays
Orb and Sceptre (1953) … … … … … … … … … William Walton (1902-83)
The Band of the Welsh Guards plays
Pomp and Circumstance March No 4 … … … … … Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
War March of the Priests from Athalie (Op. 74) … Felix Mendelssohn (1809-47)
La Réjouissance from
Music for the Royal Fireworks (1749)… … George Frederic Handel (1685-1759)
Imperial March (1897) … … … … … … … … … Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
Her Majesty The Queen and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh are conducted
by the Chapter, the Bishop of London and the Archbishop of Canterbury in procession to the
West End of the Cathedral, Her Majesty The Queen preceded by the Lord Mayor bearing
the Pearl Sword.
Members of the Royal Family follow to the Great West Door of the Cathedral, where the
Chapter, the Bishop of London and the Archbishop of Canterbury take their leave of them.
The Mayoral Party is conducted to the South West Door of the Cathedral.
The Choir of Her Majesty’s Chapel Royal, the Choir of St Paul’s Cathedral, the College
of Minor Canons, Visiting Ecumenical Dignitaries, the College of Canons, the Serjeant of
the Vestry of HerMajesty’s Chapels Royal, the Sub-Dean of HerMajesty’s Chapels Royal,
the Keeper of the Closet, the Clerk of the Closet, the Lord High Almoner, the Primus of the
Scottish Episcopal Church, the Archbishops of Armagh and Wales, the Moderator of the
General Assembly of the Church of Scotland and the Archbishop of York move from their
places in the Quire and return to the Dean’s Aisle.
Sit

The Queen’s Body Guard of the Yeomen of the Guard leaves theWest End of the Cathedral,
returning to the Crypt by way of the North Nave Aisle.
Her Majesty’s Body Guard of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen at Arms follows the
Yeomen of the Guard.
The Kings of Arms, Heralds and Pursuivants leave the West End of the Cathedral and
return to the Minor Canons’ Aisle.
The Visiting Representatives of World Faiths move from their places under the Dome and
return to the Dean’s Aisle.
Please remain seated until invited to leave the Cathedral by a Wandsman or Steward.
The Congregation sat in the body of the Cathedral will then be directed to Guildhall for the
City of London Corporation’s Reception.

30 Comments:

Blogger Kinderling said...

Blessing of the Druid:

"help the afflicted; honour everyone"

Since when have the afflicted ever been on their honour?

5 June 2012 at 09:45  
Blogger bluedog said...

Beautifully done, Your Grace

5 June 2012 at 11:23  
Blogger Rebel Saint said...

I wonder if the Lord Jesus will get a look in? A passing mention perhaps - probably as the archetypal social liberal, if at all?

5 June 2012 at 11:28  
Blogger Battersea Boy said...

Fantastic to be able to follow the service, as we listened to it on BBC Radio Lincolnshire. Thank you for posting this.

5 June 2012 at 11:32  
Blogger Office of Inspector General said...

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5 June 2012 at 13:14  
Blogger Oswin said...

I've noticed a recent spate of: ''Comment deleted - removed by a blog administrator'' thingies; one wonders if they are down to Dodo, or the Inspector, having dragged-in something on the soles of their boots?

Are we under attack Your Grace?

5 June 2012 at 16:57  
Blogger genghis said...

A magnificent tribute to a truly wonderful Lady, whose main virtue, not apparent in just about all her Parliamentarians, high-ranking Clergy, ex- and serving Military, etc.etc.; is that she has served us loyally and truly whilst remaining resolutely both private and silent.

What a true blessing it would be if more of her more voluble subjects, and a whole heap of the late arrivals, would emulate Her Majesty and simply keep quiet!

I missed HRH the Duke, and wish him well!

5 June 2012 at 17:30  
Blogger nwpilgrim said...

Your Grace,

With reference to the Collect...

Since when was the risen and ascended Lord Jesus Christ not Master?

It seems to me that the current archbishops have approved the idea that so long as Jesus can be kept off His throne, and confined into His role of dumbly washing the feet of humanity, all will be well with the world.

5 June 2012 at 17:30  
Blogger len said...

Oswin,
wonder if the intention of the 'inspector' and 'the dodo' is in fact to close down His Graces site by posting outrageous remarks deliberately intended to offend all and sundry?.

5 June 2012 at 18:45  
Blogger Mr Integrity said...

I think you do Dodo and the Inspector an injustice. There are probably plenty more outspoken republicans and athiests that would gladly post an obscene comment or two.

5 June 2012 at 19:57  
Blogger Dodo the Dude said...

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5 June 2012 at 20:38  
Blogger Dodo the Dude said...

Why thank you Mr Integrity.

And now to the actual theme of the thread; what a wonderful service this morning. Makes one proud to be British.

5 June 2012 at 21:18  
Blogger bluedog said...

Happy to second Mr Integrity's comment at 19.57.

5 June 2012 at 22:17  
Blogger len said...

One can wonder gentlemen......(that is still allowed I presume these days) I wondered why these two (inspector and dodo) visit 'gay blogs?.'Is it simply to 'soak up the atmosphere' or another reason?.The mere mention of gayness seems to throw this pair into a frenzy I wondered(again) why?. And no I am not' gay'.



Dodo (bit off thread but I thought you might be interested) I met a street preacher the other day, an Irish gentlemen I was quite impressed with his style of preaching and obvious integrity(and dogged determination to preach the gospel despite heckling and a fair bit of abuse from onlookers.)
I engaged the said gentleman in conversation and he told me he was a former Catholic who got' conned'into going into going into a Protestant Church and got saved!. Praise God!.
Thought(not wondered) you might be interested.

My comment was addressed to Oswin but please feel free(anybody) to join in!.

I to am proud(sometimes) to be British!.

5 June 2012 at 22:36  
Blogger Dodo the Dude said...

little pope len
Oh do run off somewhere dark and damp with all those nasty little 'thoughts' and your 'wondering'.

I have nothing to say to you that would escape the blog administrator's attention.

5 June 2012 at 22:48  
Blogger Dodo the Dude said...

little pope len said ...
"My comment was addressed to Oswin but please feel free(anybody) to join in!"

Anybody ... please .... someone ...
hello ... oh, dear ...

5 June 2012 at 23:17  
Blogger Dodo the Dude said...

little lenny's lament

Can anybody find me
somebody to listen?
Find me somebody to listen
Find me somebody to listen
listen
listen
Find me somebody to listen
Find me somebody to listen
somebody
somebody
Somebody find me
Somebody find me
somebody to listen
Can anybody find me
somebody to listen?

5 June 2012 at 23:53  
Blogger alan said...

Thank you, Your Grace. This makes up for the appalling BBC coverage.

6 June 2012 at 07:43  
Blogger len said...

dodo, you have a lot to say for someone' with nothing to say? (well nothing worth hearing anyway?)

Back to the theme of this thread.

Britishness , free speech, the right to be oneself,individuality,freedom. H M is part of the uniquely British National identity.

Not Kowtowing to the' herd mentality' these are some of the attributes that make up' Britishness' and well worth hanging onto.

There are those who desire to make us British conform to a' European model' of political Correctness , thank God for those who have the courage to remain true to their identities.

'Be not conformed to this World'................

6 June 2012 at 13:35  
Blogger Dodo the Dude said...

little weasel pope len

It was you who attempted to 'rally the troops' against the Inspector and myself with your snide comments and cheap accussations. Fell on stoney ground, didn't it?

Hypocrite.

6 June 2012 at 14:37  
Blogger non mouse said...

The Congregation sat in the body of the Cathedral will then.... This isn't the only infelicity in the programme.

Of course, one is more concerned with the spirit of the Service than with the Letter of grammatical correctness. It's nevertheless a pity that, for an occasion of this magnitude, the Church can't polish up its application of the Queen's own language. They weren't presenting this on the run for a 'twitter' or blog, after all.

Oh well, maybe they got charitable and hired some of the 'Occupy' people -- or the workers who had to sleep under the bridge.

6 June 2012 at 18:09  
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6 June 2012 at 18:11  
Blogger non mouse said...

PS: Though thank you, Your Grace, for publishing the text. It was very helpful when I watched the videos.

6 June 2012 at 18:45  
Blogger len said...

Dodo, I seriously hope I am wrong about your intentions.....( posting inflammatory,derogatory, un -Christian remarks)

The words 'weasel 'and 'pope' sit well together don``t you think?

Don`t tell your Priest that though, he might get upset you using the word' Pope' as an intended insult!.

7 June 2012 at 18:27  
Blogger Dodo the Dude said...

little weasel pope len

You are the one who posted false testimony against the Inspector and myself.

You are the father of all weasels. So weasel pope is a very apt title.

Hyocrite.

7 June 2012 at 19:50  
Blogger Oswin said...

Aye Len, being insulted by Dodo is a bit like being given the Royal Seal of Approval: you must be doing SOMETHING right.

8 June 2012 at 01:24  
Blogger Dodo the Dude said...

I see you've still got your wooden spoon Oswin. I could recommend a much better use for it.

8 June 2012 at 20:58  
Blogger Oswin said...

Dodo: you defy all reasonable comment.

8 June 2012 at 23:52  
Blogger Dodo the Dude said...

How so Oswin? You've never made one!

9 June 2012 at 00:21  
Blogger Naomi King said...

Oh the irony of David Cameron reading Romans 12 : 1-18

I appeal to you therefore, brothers and sisters, by the mercies of God, to
present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is
your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed
by the renewing of your minds, so that you may discern what is the will of
God – what is good and acceptable and perfect.
For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of
yourself more highly than you ought to think, but to think with sober
judgement, each according to the measure of faith that God has assigned. For
as in one body we have many members, and not all the members have the
same function, so we, who are many, are one body in Christ, and individually
we are members one of another. We have gifts that differ according to the
grace given to us: prophecy, in proportion to faith; ministry, in ministering; the
teacher, in teaching; the exhorter, in exhortation; the giver, in generosity; the
leader, in diligence; the compassionate, in cheerfulness.
Let love be genuine; hate what is evil, hold fast to what is good; love one
another with mutual affection; outdo one another in showing honour. Do not
lag in zeal, be ardent in spirit, serve the Lord. Rejoice in hope, be patient in
suffering, persevere in prayer. Contribute to the needs of the saints; extend
hospitality to strangers.
Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse them. Rejoice with those
who rejoice, weep with those who weep. Live in harmony with one another;
do not be haughty, but associate with the lowly; do not claim to be wiser than
you are. Do not repay anyone evil for evil, but take thought for what is noble
in the sight of all. If it is possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably
with all.
Romans 12. 1-18

9 June 2012 at 19:28  

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