Service of the Word, Wednesday, 15th September 2021
Cyprian, Bishop of Carthage
READINGS (New International Version)
Psalm: 75:1-3 and 6-7
Response to the Psalm: 'I will rejoice forever in the Lord; I will sing praises to my God.'
1 Peter 4
Common Worship: Services and Prayers for the Church of England, Festivals and Patterns for Worship (1995) , material from which is included in this service, is copyright © The Archbishops' Council 2006 and published by Church House Publishing.
Exciting Holiness, © 1997 European Province of the Society of St Francis.
Video © Martin Stacey
Though he was divine,
he did not cling to equality with God,
but Jesus Christ made himself nothing.
Taking the form of a slave,
he was born in human likeness;
he humbled himself,
and was obedient to death -
even the death of the cross.
Therefore God has raised him on high,
and given him the name above every name:
that at the name of Jesus
every knee should bow,
and every voice proclaim
that Jesus Christ is Lord,
to the glory of God the Father.