Prayer: Festival of all creation


 Moving in: Come to the feast of life (11)


Corpus Christi is such a festival that I can honestly still do little with. There are, on the one hand, the memories of the hour-long processions in my childhood: in heat or rain, neatly dressed and combed, brought in line by an old elementary school teacher. And otherwise, too, the festival breathes too much scholastic theology and counter-reformation and Kulturkampf and Trachtenverein. This is not my world. But what works as a symbol is the attempt to bring God into our world. I once tried to interpret this in a church service. I hope it's not too Catholic for the evangelicals.


Kyrie: (27)

God, you have created our world as a good place for our lives. Lord, have mercy

Christ, you became man, one of us. Christ, have mercy.

Holy Spirit, you want to change our world and lead us together. Lord, have mercy.



You are in the middle of our world, God. Everything is created by you and an indication of your love for us humans. In everything we can find your love and closeness.

Let us meet you in nature, in art, in music, in science and in work, and above all in every human being.


Song: When we share life (235)


From the Gospel of Matthew:

When Jesus saw the many people, he felt sorry for them and healed the sick who were with them. When it was evening, the disciples came to him and said: The place is remote and it is already late. Send the people away so they can go to the villages and buy something to eat. Jesus answered: You do not need to go away. Give them food! They said to him: We have only five loaves and two fish with us. He answered: Bring her here! Then he ordered people to sit in the grass. And he took the five loaves and the two fishes, looked up to heaven, spoke the praise, broke the loaves, and gave them to the disciples; but the disciples gave them to the people, and all ate and became full. When the disciples collected the leftover pieces of bread, twelve baskets became full. There were about five thousand men attending the meal, plus women and children.


Str. 1


• big blue cloth is stretched over the altar:

Sometimes, at night, I look to the sky and look at the countless stars. How many are you? How far is the universe expanding? Is it infinitely big? I feel infinitely small, really lost. What does my life mean? Is it important only to me, maybe even for my family and friends. What is coming after me, after my death?


Str. 2


• yellow cloths are placed around the blue one

Moon and sun, day and night, summer and winter give my life a rhythm. I will probably be able to experience about 30,000 days on this earth. And: Every day should be something special. But actually many days go on for lectures, learning, computer, television, boredom ... just everyday. I'd like to make something special out of my life, but I'm not a guy for a superstar. It will be hard enough to lead a reasonably successful or at least decent life.


St. 3

• green cloth is laid on the floor

Spring, Sun - The world is beautiful. Some days I can really enjoy life in this world.

But again and again I hear about natural disasters and hunger. Even if I do not have to experience it myself, it belongs to the world. You can not say that's just it. I would like to do something about it, but I'm powerless.


St. 4

• Pitcher of water is carried forward

Nothing could live without water, not even me. Water is life. Because it is so vital, there are many wars over water. Which country is allowed to consume how much? Who is allowed to pollute it? We can still afford a wasteful use of water.



• Altar cloth is placed on the altar

We spend countless hours at a table. Desk, dining table. He represents our everyday life. Then again, there are successful moments when I realize that things are moving forward. But such a desk is a lonely place.

Many tables are signs of community - a dining table, a round table. A table invites you to sit down, rattle, eat, play cards, have a drink. The altar is also a table of the community.


Str 5

• Loaf

Bread - the most common food. Everyone has it at home, every day you eat it. Bread is at and cheap and commonplace. Composed of many grains that are ground and mixed. Bread can be shared well - again a sign of community.


Str 6

• Wine

Wine is not just a drink. Wine tastes, it makes fun, is ideal to celebrate. Wine and beer are needed for every celebration, enjoyment, relaxation and reward.


At the Mass or at the Last Supper, bread and wine are brought to the altar. It stands for all our lives: all creation, space, nature, life, everyday life, community, food. God is experienceable in all these elements. There is meaning in all these things.

Karl Rahner, probably one of the most important theologians of the last century, once said: the Christian of the future will be a mystic, that is, one who has experienced something. Or he will not be anymore. Where did I find meaning? Where is God for me? Where did I find out what makes me Christian or Christian, and where do I experience this today?




Change is what happens at the altar. Something is transformed. Something is changing. Bread and wine become the body and blood of Christ, the Catholics say. They become a real symbol, say the Protestants. Both believe that there is a change happening. Strange that the churches have so many problems with change and transformation, where it is one of their central symbols. Where is my transformation? How is my life changing?


• intercessions with symbols


1) We bring to you our question about meaning: do not let our life disappear in nothingness.

2) We bring to you our lifetime: Let's not just pass our days.

3) We bring our world to you: Do not let natural disasters and hunger gain the upper hand.

4) We bring our waste to you: Let us be thoughtful and careful.

5) We bring our work to you: Let's reach the goals we set ourselves.

6) We bring our everyday life to you: Let us also enjoy the everyday.

7) We bring to you our community: Let us be there for each other. (Tobi)


We bring our lives, our cares and our hopes to God. They should be transformed there. Of course that does not work - Simsalabim - from now on. And not without our cooperation. Maybe nothing will change if I do not change.


St. 7


Easter candle is ignited


Time and again people have eaten with Jesus. Over dinner, they talked to him about their worries and hopes. Not only the most pious were that or the clever ones. Especially with the outcasts, he liked to talk and eat. Customs officers, prostitutes, disabled people. Today, these might be the cheap workers from the East, the asylum seekers, the long-term unemployed. Maybe he would have eaten with me, after all, I'm not perfect either. People wondered, why is he dating them? But Jesus wanted them to change. He wanted to transform their existence into life.

As an example he took the meal of liberation, the Pasha; in which the Jews celebrate that God transforms their slavery into freedom. In that, the Jews celebrate that God will transform creation into his kingdom; the swords to plowshares; the quarrel with Shalom; the need for justice. So far has Jesus gone that on the cross he has himself made death: in resurrection and new life.

This is what we celebrate at Easter: Jesus himself has transformed death into new life. In his sacrament and in his resurrection, Jesus took all of creation and transformed it into the new creation.

The bread of the Lord's Supper is a sign: I also want to be changed. I want to be transformed. Especially where I need it most.

The whole world is to be transformed. That is why the Eucharist on Corpus Christi is carried throughout the world. God's being is to change the world.

Thy kingdom come, thy will be done. With me, with us, around the world.


Our father


Str. 8


After the resurrection, Jesus was no longer the same

and yet he himself.

His friends did not recognize him right away

until he broke the bread,

until he addressed her by name,

until he had his wounds touched.

He was transformed.

He has transformed death into life.

If I let myself be transformed by him

I'm not the same anymore.

Maybe then I'll start

to discover myself.




I wish you that you change and walk, the new man.

I wish you that you can stay yourself by always being new.

I wish you that you can change the world where change is needed.

So bless you ...


Song: May the road (277)

Holy Mass in English language


P. In the name of the Father, and of the Son and the Holy Spirit. - Amen.

The Lord be with you.

A. And also with you.



Lord / Christ, have mercy.



P. This is the Word of the Lord.

 A. Thanks be to God



P. The Lord be with you.  

A. And also with you.

P. A reading from the holy gospel according to N.

P. This is the gospel of the Lord.

A. Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.


The Apostels´creed


I believe in God,

 the Father almighty,

creator of heaven and earth.

I believe in Jesus Christ,

God’s only Son, our Lord,

who was conceived

 by the Holy Spirit,

born of the Virgin Mary,

suffered under Pontius Pilate,

was crucified,

died, and was buried;

he descended to the dead.

On the third day he rose again;

he ascended into heaven,

he is seated

at the right hand of the Father,

and he will come to judge

the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit,

the holy catholic Church,

the communion of saints,

the forgiveness of sins,

the resurrection of the body,

and the life everlasting.



Prayer over the gifts 

P. Pray ... To God, the almighy Father.

A. May the Lord accept the sacrifice at your hands for the praise and glory of his name, for our good, and the good of all his Church.



P. The Lord be with you.

 A. And also with you

P. Lift up your hearts.

A. We lift them up to the Lord.

 P. Let us give thanks to the Lord our God

A. It is right to give him thanks and praise.


P. Let us proclaim the mystery of faith:

A. Christ has died,  Christ has risen, Christ will come again. 



Our Father

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name; thy kingdom come; thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. ... For the kingdom, the powe, and the glory are yours, now and forever.


Lamb of God

Lamb of God, you takes away the sins of the world: have mercy on us. / grand us peace.

P. This is the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world.

A. Lord, I am not worthy to receive you, but only say the word and I shall be healed.



P. The Lord be with you.  

A. And also with you.

P. May almighty God bless you, the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen. Go in the peace of Christ.

A. Thanks be to God. 




P.Im Namen des Vater und des Sohnes und des Heiligen Geistes.  - Amen.

Der Herr sei mit euch.

A. Und mit deinem Geiste.



 Herr / Christus erbarme dich



P. Wort des lebendigen Gottes.

A. Dank sei Gott. Gospel



P. Der Herr sei mit euch.

A.  Und mit deinem Geiste.

P. . Aus dem heiligen Evangelium nach N.

P:Evangelium unseres Herrn Jesus Christus.

A. Lob sei dir Christus.


Das apostolische Glaubensbekenntnis

Ich glaube an Gott,

den Vater, den Allmächtigen,

den Schöpfer

des Himmels und der Erde.

Und an Jesus Christus, seinen eingeborenen Sohn,

unsern Herrn,


durch den Heiligen Geist,

geboren von der Jungfrau Maria,

gelitten unter Pontius Pilatus,


gestorben und begraben,


in das Reich des Todes,

am dritten Tage

auferstanden von den Toten,

aufgefahren in den Himmel;

er sitzt zur Rechten Gottes,

des allmächtigen Vaters;

von dort wird er kommen,

zu richten die Lebenden und die Toten.

Ich glaube an den Heiligen Geist,

die heilige christliche Kirche,

Gemeinschaft der Heiligen,

Vergebung der Sünden,

Auferstehung der Toten

und das ewige Leben.



P. Betet, ... Gott, dem allmächtigem Vater, gefalle.

A. Der Herr nehme das Opfer an aus deinen Händen zum Lob und Ruhme seines Namen, zum Segen für uns und seine ganze heilige Kirche.



P.  Der Herr sei mit euch..

A.  Und mit deinem Geiste.

P. Erhebet die Herzen.

A. Wir haben sie beim Herrn.

P.  Lasset uns danken dem Herrn, unseren Gott.

A. Das ist würdig und recht. ...


P. Geheimnis des Glaubens

A. Deinen Tod, o Herr verkünden wir,  und deine Auferstehung preisen wir,bis du kommst in Herrlichkeit.


Vater unser

Vater unser im Himmel, geheiligt werde dein Name. Dein Reich komme, dein Wille geschehe, wie im Himmel, so auf Erden. Unser tägliches Brot gib uns heute und vergib uns unsere Schuld, wie auch wir vergeben unseren Schuldigern. Und führe uns nicht in Versuchung, sondern erlöse uns von dem Bösen. ... Denn dein ist das Reich und die Kraft und die Herrlichkeit in Ewigkeit. Amen.


Lamm Gottes

Lamm Gottes, du nimmst hinweg die Sünde der Welt: erbarme dich unser. / gib uns deinen Frieden.

P. Seht das Lamm Gottes, das hinwegnimmt die Sünde der Welt.

A. O, Herr ich bin nicht würdig, dass du eingehst unter mein Dach. Aber sprich nur ein Wort, so wird meine Seele gesund.



P.  Der Herr sei mit euch.

A. Und mit deinem Geiste.

P. Es segne euch der allmächtige Gott, der Vater, der Sohn und der Heilige Geist.Gehet hin in Frieden.

A. Dank sei Gott.