Alistair Warwick, one of the stalwarts of RSCM Scotland, and Director of Music at Holy Trinity, Stirling, has created a blog to aid worship during lockdown. The posts at https://enablingmusic.com/worship-resources/ include the readings of the day with a short reflection, some music (mainly from Holy Trinity Church), and a concluding prayer, and are illustrated by a new photo from lock-down taken locally.
During its enforced closure during the pandemic, King’s College Chapel is releasing a recording of a full choral service from its archive every day at 17.30 (UK) on the Webcasts page of the College website. There you can also find a regular new series entitled “A Deeper Listen”, where the Dean, Stephen Cherry, introduces and responds to a piece of music.
The “Thy Kingdom Come” programme has alerted us to a virtual Way of the Cross created by Busted Halo. Designed for personal devotion, these stations relate to Jesus’ teachings about the Kingdom of God and the reason his vision of this Kingdom led to his death. The link below leads to a YouTube playlist.
During Holy Week, Kenny is offering a short service at 7.00pm each evening:
- Monday – Compline and short reading
- Tuesday – Stations of the Cross with devotional readings
- Wednesday – Compline and short reading
- Maundy Thursday – Eucharist
- Friday – Readings from the Way of the Cross
You’ll find the links for these at this page.
You’ll have to use your imagination to follow Kenny through our normal Palm Sunday ritual, for which the pew sheet is at this link. That evening there’s something to do every hour: at 6.00pm, instead of listening to our choir singing Stainer’s Crucifixion, you can re-visit the recording of the 2012 service at this link; at 7.00pm, you can light your candle and pray, as suggested here; at 8.00pm, you can listen to the broadcast by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth.
To the regular on-line Eucharistic worship on Sundays at 11.00am, SEC are adding worship for Maundy Thursday and Good Friday. As part of that, our own bishop, Ian Paton, is providing the Eucharist for Maundy Thursday (from his home), and for Easter Day (from the Cathedral). Details and links on the SEC website.
Michael Paterson writes: “Holy Week 2020 will be different in so many ways, and yet its death-defying, life-giving message has seldom been more timely.” The resource sheet that Michael has prepared “offers some pointers to help tell the world that God is with us in suffering and in the promise of rising from the dead.”