Regular Liturgy – 1st, 3rd and 5th Sundays
At Companions on the Journey our liturgy is a Eucharistic celebration which embraces the fullness of God’s continually evolving creation – all beings, all life forms, everything that exists as the “word of God.” In May, 2007 Fr. Seán composed a new liturgy for COJ entitled “A Liturgy Celebrating Christ Consciousness.” The “Eucharistic Prayer of the Cosmos” nested within this liturgy is a beautiful, poetic hymn in recognition of this exquisitely choreographed dance between the ineffable transcendence of God and Her immanent creation. It acknowledges our oneness and unity with all that exists, has existed and will exist, as a seamless fabric of coming and going in ever deeper understanding of Love as the intent, the focus, the goal, and the end point of Creation.
Our liturgy consists of readings and a gospel selected by Fr. Seán and those who will be reading each Sunday. Reading selections are derived from the Old and New Testaments, as well as from the many other wisdom traditions of the world. The readings are followed by a Homily and a Sign of Peace shared among the community. The rest of the liturgy then continues with the Offertory, the Consecration and the Communion.
On the 3rd Sunday of each month, there is an extended Homily followed by a Question and Answer time, during which those present can comment on what they have heard, ask questions on the topic and discuss other related questions regarding spirituality.
Included here are the full liturgy for regular Sunday:
(a) A Liturgy Celebrating Christ Consciousness, which is a full Mass, written from a cosmic perspective
(b) The Eucharistic Prayer of the Cosmos, which is already embedded in the full Mass, but is here extracted to stand alone as a hymn of praise to God of the Universe.