Holy Communion | DIGITAL AUDIO
A Service for the Morning
Celebrated by Reverend Mario Schoenmaker
An uplifting and centering way to start the day, Holy Communion is a shortened form of the Mass involving prayer, contemplation and taking in the consecrated host. Rev Mario leads this service, and there are options to include his address and bible reading or to choose your own.
Composed and spoken by Rev Mario Schoenmaker
Recorded on 25th November 1996
ICA Press 2014
audio MP3 | 6 tracks | 40 minutes in total
eBook as PDF | Service of Holy Communion to celebrate alone
See also: Consecrated Hosts packet of 60
Speaking directly to the soul, this service is short but potent, bringing to our remembrance our divine nature and eternity, and enabling us to direct ourselves to the highest in our being. Its shortness makes it a good form of daily devotion, and it is highly suitable for morning worship.
The service flows in this way:
Track 1 Introit (1:30)
The Invocation: Serene Light
The Responses: Deepen in us your spirit, O Christ
Track 2* Bible Reading and Address (9:02)
The Bible Reading: Psalm 100
The Address: Change the Contents of your Astral
Track 3 Prayer and Communion (3:47)
Prayer of Dedication
Consecration of the Host
Pause here to take the host.
Track 4 Final Prayers (2.00)
The Chalice Prayer
O Love that Knoweth of No Fear
The Benediction: Go Forth into the World in Peace
Track 5 The whole service without address (7:16)
Track 6 The whole service with address (16:12)
More about Track 2
Track 2 is the Bible Reading and Address. This was the last address Rev Mario gave to his staff during their morning Communion services. It is also published in the book 'Until We Meet Again' (Click here to see the book) .
Here Rev Mario focuses our attention on Psalm 100 ‘Come into his presence with thanksgiving’. His short address focuses on the principle which enables us to elevate our human nature and change the contents of our heart and astral.
This encouraging and inspiring address can be listened to many times. It is a fundamental principle of spiritual life which we need to remember again and again.
Alternatively, you can also pause the CD and take some time to read from your own choice of sacred scriptures.
The Prayer of Dedication, which follows in Track 3, is a beautiful prayer which is also included on the Deeper and Deeper CD - Click here to see the CD.
How to use this Digital Audio
This service can be listened to at your own home altar, and can also be played for anyone who is in need of spiritual strength. The address by itself can be listened to at any time.
If you intend to use it as a celebration of Holy Communion, it is good to have a supply of consecrated hosts on hand as well as the words of the responses (Note that the words of this liturgy are on the back of the front cover of this CD - see the illustrations above).
Rev Mario leads us in an act of remembrance and thanksgiving and dedication. After a short time of communion, he ends the service by sending us out into the world in peace. This is a very good and joyful way to start the day.
Morning worship, Prayer, Communion, Thanksgiving, Dedication.