The Twentieth Sunday after Trinity

St. Giles’ Cathedral

Morning Prayer

Sunday October 25th 2020

20th Sunday after Trinity

Organ Music

J.L.Krebs Herzlich Lieb hab ich dich, o Herr
Joseph Jongen Petit prélude

Scripture Sentences and Call to Worship

Responsorial Psalm

Psalm 147

Lord, you have been our dwelling place in all generations.
Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever you had formed the earth and the world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God.
You turn us back to dust, and say, “Turn back, you mortals.”
For a thousand years in your sight are like yesterday when it is past, or like a watch in the night.
You sweep them away; they are like a dream, like grass that is renewed in the morning;
in the morning it flourishes and is renewed; in the evening it fades and withers.
Turn, O Lord! How long? Have compassion on your servants!
Satisfy us in the morning with your steadfast love, so that we may rejoice and be glad all our days.
Make us glad as many days as you have afflicted us, and as many years as we have seen evil.
Let your work be manifest to your servants, and your glorious power to their children.
Let the favour of the Lord our God be upon us, and prosper for us the work of our hands— O prosper the work of our hands!




God of all mercy, give us grace to make a fresh start today. We know we have not loved you with our whole heart, nor have we loved our neighbour as ourselves. As we hope to be forgiven, teach us also to forgive, and lead us forward in a new life where neither grudges nor resentment have a part; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Declaration of Pardon

First Lesson Leviticus 19 1-2, 15-18

Music for Reflection

I will lift up mine eyes

I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills,
from whence cometh my help. My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth. He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber. Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep. The Lord is thy keeper: the Lord is thy shade upon thy right hand. The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon by night. The Lord shall preserve thee from all evil: he shall preserve thy soul. The Lord shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore.

Psalm 121
Colin Mawby 1936-2019

Second Lesson St Matthew 22 34-46

Homily The Rev Calum I MacLeod


The spirit of the Lord

The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because He hath anointed me to preach the Gospel to the poor: He hath sent me to heal the broken-hearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to preach the acceptable year of the Lord; To give unto them that mourn a garland for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that he might be glorified. For as the earth bringeth forth her bud, and as the garden causeth the things that are sown in it to spring forth; so the Lord God will cause righteousness and praise to spring forth before all the nations.

Psalm 61
Edward Elgar 1857-1934

The Apostles’ Creed

I believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth: And in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord, Who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, Born of the Virgin Mary, Suffered under Pontius Pilate, Was crucified, dead, and buried: He descended into hell; The third day he rose again from the dead; He ascended into heaven, And sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty; From thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead. I believe in the Holy Ghost; The Holy Catholic Church; The Communion of Saints; The Forgiveness of sins; The Resurrection of the body, And the Life everlasting.

Prayers of Intercession

The Lord’s Prayer

Our Father, which art in heaven, hallowed be thy name; thy kingdom come, thy will be done, in 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.

The Song of Simeon

Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace :
according to thy word. For mine eyes have seen :
thy salvation; Which thou hast prepared :
before the face of all people; To be a light to lighten the Gentiles :
and to be the glory of thy people Israel. 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.

Tone iv.4

The Benediction

Organ Music

Jean Langlais Dialogue sur les mixtures (Suite brève)

CCL Licence No 980930
Streaming Licence 57837

The service was conducted by Rev Calum I MacLeod

Today’s Cantor is Caroline Hood.
Today’s anthem was recorded by members of the Cathedral Choir, with Peter Backhouse, organ, in 2004.
The organ was played by Michael Harris, Organist and Master of the Music