Service of the Word Wednesday, 3rd March 2021 - St Chad
READINGS (New International Version)
Reading: Ecclesiasticus 3:17-24
Response: Great is the might of the Lord; by the humble he is glorified.
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.
Portrait of George Herbert by Robert White, 1674
Video and photographs © Martin Stacey
Though he was divine,
he did not cling to equality with God,
but 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.