446 N Seguin Ave, New Braunfels Sunday Mass 8:00 am & 10:30 am
Traditional Anglican Worship in the Heart of Texas
The Prayer before Holy Communion of St Simon Metaphrastes
O Thou Who graciously gives Thyself to me as Food
Who art a fire consuming the unworthy,
Consume me not, O my Creator!
Do Thou rather pass through all the parts of my body:
Into my joints, my heart and my soul.
Burn, O good Lord, the thorns of my transgressions
Cleanse my soul and purify all my faults
Ever shelter, guard and keep me in Thy love.
Chasten me, purify me and control my unruly passions.
Make me to be a tabernacle of Thy Holy Spirit.
By Thy Spirit free me
So that in no way may I be a tabernacle of sin
Do Thou of Thy mercy make me Thy dwelling-place
That as I receive the Sacred Mysteries of Thy Body and Blood
Every temptation and evil deed may flee as from fire.
I call on Thy good and holy saints to pray for me;
Especially Thy holy Mother, the Blessed Virgin Mary,
As well as the Apostles, Prophets and Martyrs and all the saints
To pray for me to the Lord our God.
And do Thou, O Christ, accept their prayers on my behalf.
Thou, O Lord, art my sanctification
And the only glory of my soul.
To Thee, my Lord and King,
I shall give glory and honor
To endless ages and world without end. Amen.
I who am but straw
Receive the Fire of my Savior
Which passes through my body and soul
Burning my corruptions, inflaming my heart and enlightening my mind.
I consume the burning coal of Thy Body and Blood
But, like the Burning Bush of Moses, I, too, am miraculously unconsumed.
Glory to Thee, O God, glory to Thee!
Worship at St Joseph's Anglican Church in New Braunfels is traditional; don't mistake that for dull. With us it's more like a weekly adventure.
The traditional Book of Common Prayer, which dates back to the first English Mass of 1549, looks back beyond the medieval Latin Mass, to the Lord Jesus gathered with His disciples around the table on the night in which He was betrayed. Our Sunday schedule keeps the same cycle of Christian prayer which reaches back to the first years of Christianity. It begins with Morning Prayer at 7:45 am, followed by the celebration of the Mass at 8:00 am in the morning, with an additional sung Eucharist at 10:30 am. We draw on the best tradition of Anglican hymnody and the ancient chant of the medieval Church.
NOTE: While Fr Wilcox is recovering from surgery, we have a single Low Mass on Sunday at 10:30 a.m.
St Joseph's Parish Intercessions
In thanksgiving for Perry on his birthday, and for Tanya on her birthday
For four secret intentions we’ve been asked to remember
For the Teachers & Students of our parish: Alyson, Clare, Angela, James; and for Kathryn, preparing for the Sacrament of Confirmation and Jillian & Madelyn, preparing for their First Communions
For persecuted Christians throughout the world
For the Bishops of the Church, especially William & David
For Those in Need of Prayer, especially Francie; William & Peggy, Neill and Alec; Bill & Sammie, Taylor, Sunni & Emery, Patrick; Steve (sdn), Elizabeth & Iain; Jerry (priest), Stacy, Blaise and Nina; Lois; Robert (priest); Helen & Kenny; Myric & Rocia; Eric; Josh; William & Kay; Emily; Becky; Cathy; Doug’s family; John; Frieda; Jonathan; Cotton; Helen; Thelma; Michael; Adam; John & Frankie
For Those Serving in the Police, Fire Departments & our Armed Forces, especially those overseas and in places of peril, Frank, Thomas, Richie, Adam, Malcolm, Jodi, Michael
For Judges and Magistrates, especially Bruce
For Those Who Are Travelling, especially for Fr Ng’anga & his family; for Bruce & Toya
For the Ill and Recuperating, especially Sammie, Bill, John Michael, Larry, Tim, Jillian, Russ, Harry, Emily, Linda, David, Lynne, Lori, Robert, Pat, Peggy, Doug, Peggy, Lori, Nadine, George, Paul in India, Sharon, Lynn, Bill, Chrissy, Grace, Marsden & Bruce, Lee, Art, Joan, Auburn, Tylor, Gregory (priest), Frankie, Don, Cassandra
For Victims of Terrorism and for All Those Who Fight Against Terrorism
For Those Who Mourn, especially Paul & Rhea; Kelley; Larry; Robbi’s friends and family
For the Terminally Ill and Dying, especially Marcie, George, Kassie, Bernice, Juanita
For the Dead, especially Caleb, Don, Kerry, John, John, Robbi; and for those who were killed in terrorist attacks around the world
Please note that, unless otherwise requested for a specific period, names are kept on our intercession list for six weeks. If you have names you’d like to add to our parish intercession list, please speak to Father Wilcox, call him at (830) 214-3969 or send him an email at email@example.com.
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A Prayer For Persecuted Christians Worldwide
O God, Who hast called us to faith in Thee and in Whom we put our trust: we beseech Thee to spread Thy loving protection over those Christians now being persecuted in Iraq, Iran, in Egypt, throughout the Middle East, across the continent of Africa and throughout the whole world. Give them the grace of Thy Holy Spirit to bear their sufferings with firm determination and faithful patience. Open their eyes to Thy presence. Keep them in our hearts so we remember them in our prayers. Do not Thou forget us in our temptations, O Lord, and help us remember them in their tribulations. In the end bring us all, with Thy saints who have suffered in other times and places for Thy Name, to rejoice before Thee in Thy heavenly kingdom; through Thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, one God, world without end. Amen.