UNDER CONSTRUCTION


MASS OF DEDICATION AND CONSECRATION OF THE ALTAR

ST RAPHAEL'S CHURCH


ENTRANCE PROCESSION


Introductory Rites

Entrance Hymn

 

Please Stand

 

Christ is made the sure foundation,

Christ the head and corner-stone,

chosen of the Lord, and precious,

binding all the Church in one,

holy Sion's help for ever,

and her confidence alone.

 

All that dedicated city,

dearly loved of God on high,

in exultant jubilation

pours perpetual melody,

God the One in Three adoring

in glad hymns eternally.

 

To this temple where we call you

come, O Lord of Hosts, today;

with your wonted loving kindness

hear your people as they pray,

and your fullest benediction

shed within its walls alway.

 

Here vouchsafe to all your servants

what they ask of you to gain,

what they gain of you forever

with the blessed to retain,

and hereafter in your glory

evermore with you to reign.

 

Praise and honour to the Father,

praise and honour to the Son,

praise and honour to the Spirit,

ever Three and ever One,

consubstantial, co-eternal,

while unending ages run.