HRH Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh 1921-2021

Prayers for Prince Philip on his death.

God of our lives,
we give thanks for the life of Prince Philip,
for his love of our country,
and for his devotion to duty.
We entrust him now to your love and mercy,
through our Redeemer Jesus Christ. Amen.

Merciful God, be close to all who mourn,
especially The Queen and all members of the Royal Family.
May they know the comfort of your love,
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Eternal God, we give thanks for the life of Prince Philip,
founder of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.
We remember his vision and imagination,
his interest in young people and his support for them.
Inspire us with the same commitment
to serve friend, neighbour, and stranger alike,
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

HOLY WEEK AND EASTER 2021

Our churches remain closed for public worship but join us on line for Holy Week & Easter 2021. All the following services can be accessed via the Cathedral website: http://www.stasaphcathedral.wales

The Orders of Service can be accessed via the link below each service:

Palm Sunday 28th March 11am Blessing of Palms & Eucharist: PALM SUNDAY 2021

Monday of Holy Week 29th March 6pm Evening Prayer & Address:  Evening Prayer and Address for Monday of Holy Week

Tuesday of Holy Week 30th March 6pm Evening Prayer & Address: Evening Prayer and Address for Tuesday of Holy Week

Wednesday of Holy Week 31st March 10.30am Eucharist via Zoom: Eucharist for Website Weekday 31.3.2021   6pm Evening Prayer & Address: Evening Prayer and Address for Wednesday of Holy Week

Maundy Thursday 1st April 7pm Eucharist of the Last Supper & Stripping of the Altar: Maundy Thursday Mass of the Last Supper 2021

Good Friday 2nd April 2pm The Solemn Good Friday Liturgy: Solemn Good Friday Liturgy 2021

Easter Day 4th April  11am Easter Day Eucharist: Easter Day Mass 2021 Cathedral

Day of Reflection Tuesday 23rd March 2021

We are inviting you to take part in a National Day of Reflection to mark the first anniversary of the COVID lockdown on March 23.
We are being asked to keep a minute’s silence on midday to remember those who have died and to show support for those who have been bereaved.
The day is being spearheaded by leading end of life charity Marie Curie and is supported by the Church in Wales, alongside a host of organisations, MPs, and celebrities who are backing the day.
Churches are being invited to toll a single bell, where possible, at 12.01, after the minute’s silence. They can also join other significant buildings by lighting up in yellow in the evening, if they can.
Marie Curie estimates that more than three million people have been bereaved since the pandemic began, yet many have been unable to properly say goodbye to loved ones or grieve.
The National Day of Reflection will give the nation and communities a moment to remember, grieve and celebrate everyone who has died and show support for our families, friends and colleagues who are grieving.
People are encouraged to remember loved ones through prayer, by lighting a candle, planting flowers or sharing their experience of grief and loss on social media.
They are also invited to connect with those who are grieving by praying with them, having a chat, sending a card, a message or flowers.
Marie Curie is hosting a series of online talks and conversations about grief that people can join, as well as a virtual choir.
The Cathedral will be open on 23rd March for people to reflect and pray.
The Parish Church bell will be rung at 12.01pm and in the evening will be lit up in yellow.

The link below includes a prayer to be used on the day.

Prayers for Nat Day of Refl 23.3.2021

Sunday 14th March – Lent 4 – Mothering Sunday

You are very welcome to join its for a broadcast All-Age Eucharist for Mothering Sunday. Here is the order of service:

Mothering Sunday Mass – 14.3.2021

And here is the link to the broadcast:

https://fb.watch/4cPbTrhfe4/

And here is a children’s activity sheet for `Mothering Sunday:

Children’s sheet Fourth Sunday in Lent 2021

Here is the order of service for the Cathedral Eucharist on the 4th Sunday of Lent

Cathedral Eucharist for the Website Lent 4 – 14.3.2021

The service will be broadcast at 11am on Sunday on the Cathedral website and will also be available to watch afterwards: http://www.stasaphcathedral.wales