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Requiem Memorial Service Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu
 
Desmond Tutu

 

Requiem Memorial Service
Archbishop Emeritus
Desmond Tutu

 
Dr . Ugoji A Eze , Esq  

CEO and President, President Renew Our Earth
and A Fractured World .

 
My Tribute to The Late Archbishop Desmond Tutu aka Arch .
 
I had the pleasure of meeting Arch .

 I will always remember his infectious laughter
and the twinkle in his eyes .
 
To me Arch will always be remembered for
the Swahili proverb of

“ Ubuntu “:
 
“ I am a person through other people.

My humanity is tied to yours .
 
One of the sayings in our country is

Ubuntu

- the essence of being human.
 
Ubuntu

speaks particularly about the fact that you
 can’t exist as a human being in isolation.
 
It speaks about our interconnectedness….,
 we think of ourselves far too frequently as just individuals,

Separated from one another .

When as you are connected and what you do affects the whole world.
 
When you do well it spreads out , it is for the whole of humanity.”

 
To me Arch exemplified the spirit of

 UBUNTU

as he stood tall for justice for ALL people.
 
UBUNTU

is the common thread and DNA of the
 Universal Declaration Of Human Rights.
 
You have fought the good fight Arch .
 
May His Memory Be A Blessing
 
Goodbye
#Ubuntu
# Ubuntuspirit
#truth
#compassion
#integrity
#antiapartheid
#mitzvah
#humanity
#humanrights
#nonviolence
#peace
#peace and reconciliation

 
 Service in South Africa at St Georges Chapel .
 
Preacher
The Revd Frank Chikane
President of Mass
The Rt. Revd. Dr Steve Moreo Bishop of Johannesburg
Organists
Mr Sidney Place Prof Theo van Wyk
Prof Theo van Wyk will play a selection of organ pieces from 10.40 until the conclusion of the Second Procession.
The congregation are requested to sit quietly until the First Procession enters when all should stand.
First Procession
Acolyte Cross Acolyte Servers
Cathedral Parish Ministers Interfaith and Ecumenical Clergy
Order of Simon of Cyrene Deacons
Visiting Priests Diocesan Priests Honorary
Canons
Visiting Archdeacons Canons of the Cathedral
3

 
Clergy Diocesan Chapter
Ecumenical Bishops
The Dean of Johannesburg Second Procession Thurifer & Boat
Acolyte Cross Acolyte Registrars
Diocesan Chancellor MC
Preacher Sub-deacon Deacon of Mass
Cathedral Wardens
The Bishop ofJohannesburg
Bishop’s Chaplain
The Welcome Message
by
The Very Revd. Xolani Dlwati
Dean of Johannesburg
 
Introit Hymn
Praise to the Holiest in the Height: (Tune Richmond)
Praise to the Holiest in the height, And in the depth be praise;
In all His words most wonderful, Most sure in all His ways.
O loving wisdom of our God! When all was sin and shame, A second Adam to the fight And to the rescue came.
O wisest love! that flesh and blood Which did in Adam fail, Should strive afresh against the foe, Should strive and should prevail.
And that a higher gift than grace Should flesh and blood refine, God's Presence and His very Self, And Essence all divine.
O generous love! that He, who smote In Man for man the foe,
The double agony in Man
For man should undergo.
And in the garden secretly,
And on the Cross on high, Should teach His brethren, and inspire To suffer and to die.
Praise to the Holiest in the height, And in the depth be praise;
In all His words most wonderful, Most sure in all His ways.
3

 
Bishop: The Lord be with you
All: And also with you
Bishop: Praise the Lord who created us to live in harmony, to do justice, love mercy and walking humbly with our God.
All: Amen
Bishop: Praise God who calls us to let justice roll on like a river and righteousness like a never-failing stream
All: It is right to give God thanks and praise
Uzuko ku-Tixo Opezulu
uxolo emhlabeni, inkolelo ebantwini. Siyakubonga, sikuncoma, sikunqula, sikudumisa, Sikubulela ngexa yobukulu bozuko lwako,
Nkosi Tixo, Kumkani wasezulwini, Tixo Bawo Somandla. Wena Nkosi, Nyana okupela kozelweyo, Yesu Krestu; Nkosi Tixo, mVana kaTixo,Nyana kaYise,
wena osusa izono zehlabati, senzele
inceba. Wena osuza izono zehlabati,
senzele inceba.
Wena osusa izono zehlabati, wamkele umtandazo wethu. Wena ohleliyo ngasekunene kukaTixo uYise, senzele inceba.
Ngokuba nguwe wedwa oyingcwele, nguwe wedwa oyiNkosi; nguwe wedwa Kristu noMoya oyiNgcwele,
ongopezu konke ebuqaqawulini buka Tixo uYise. AMEN
Synaxist: Let us pray
All: Almighty God,
to whom all hearts are
opened all desires known
and from whom no secrets are hid: cleanse the thoughts of our hearts
by the inspiration of your Holy Spirit that we may perfectly love you
and worthily magnify your holy name through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen
4

 
THE PENITENCE
(Please kneel or be seated)
“If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”
2 Chronicles 7:14
Let us now examine ourselves before God and humbly confess our sins
Merciful Lord
In humility, we seek your face
I repentance, we turn from our ungrateful, destructive and selfish ways Have mercy on us
And forgive us, O God
Because of our disunity and disrespect for one another We have failed to point the way,
To justice and harmony in our land
Have mercy on us
And forgive us, O God
Because we have stood aside from the agony of the world, Where people are poor and hungry
Where people cry out for help and are not heard
Have mercy on us.
And forgive us, O God
For the sake of your Son, Christ our Lord and in Faith We call on your power to forgive our sin and heal our land Grant that we may serve you in newness of life;
To the glory of your name
Bishop:
Almighty God, who forgives all who truly repent, have mercy on you; pardon your sins and set you free from them confirm and strengthen you in all goodness and keep you in eternal life; through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen
5

 
Collect of the Day
All: God our Father
Your Son Jesus Christ died and rose again for our salvation:
We entrust to you the soul of your servant Desmond Mpilo Tutu praying that he
and all the faithful departed may be revealed as your children when Christ shall come again; to whom, with you and the Holy Spirit be honour and glory, now and forever. Amen.
LITURGY OF THE WORD
(Read by Ms Rose Haine)
First Lesson: A Reading from the book of Wisdom of Solomon 3:1-9
 The souls of the just are in the hand of God, and no torment shall touch them.
They seemed, in the view of the foolish, to be dead; and their passing away was thought an affliction and their going forth from us, utter destruction.
But they are in peace.
For in the eyes of men, indeed they be punished,
yet is their hope full of immortality; Chastised a little, they shall be greatly blessed,
because God tried them and found them worthy of himself. As gold in the furnace, he proved them,
 and as sacrificial offerings he took them to himself. Those who trust in God shall understand truth,
and the faithful shall abide with him in love: Because grace and mercy are with his holy ones,
and God’s care is with the elect.
Hear the word of the Lord
Thanks be to God
6

 
Psalm 23 (serves as a gradual hymn: Crimond)
 The Lord’s my Shepherd, I’ll not want; he makes me down to lie
in pastures green; he leadeth me the quiet waters by.
My soul he doth restore again, and me to walk doth make within the paths of righteousness,
 e’en for his own name’s sake.
My table thou hast furnished
in presence of my foes;
my head thou dost with oil anoint, and my cup overflows.
Goodness and mercy all my life shall surely follow me;
and in God’s house forevermore my dwelling place shall be.
The Gospel
(Read by Revd Gift Ngwenya)
Listen to the Good News proclaimed in the gospel according to St. Matthew, the 5th Chapter reading from the 1st to the 12th verse.
Glory to Christ our Saviour.
 5 Now when Jesus saw the crowds, he went up on a mountainside and sat down. His disciples came to him, 2 and he began to teach them.
He said:
3 “Blessed are the poor in spirit,
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
4 Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.
5 Blessed are the meek,
for they will inherit the earth.
7

 
 6 Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.
7 Blessed are the merciful,
for they will be shown mercy.
8 Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.
9 Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they will be called children of God.
10 Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
 11 “Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. 12 Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.
This is the Gospel of Christ.
Praise to Christ our Lord
Chorus
Ha ke le tjee, ke le mobe, ke le ea khesehang na har’a baetsadibe ‘na ke bonoe joang?
Jo, ke mohlolo-hlolo ha ke ratoa le ‘na Ka rato le lekalo, le ke Morena
O nketse joang moratuoa, ntho e hlokolotsi, Le taemane ea bohlokoa, ‘na molefatsheng?
Oa mpatla, oa mpatlisisa ka lilemolemo; Oa mphumana, oa mphelisa, Oona Molimo.
Ke phele ka boiketlo atleng tsa Morena: Ke ka thaka ea leihlo le ‘na ho Eene.
Jo, ke mohlolo-hlolo ha ke ratoa le ‘na Ka rato le lekalo, le ke Morena
SERMON
The Revd. Frank Chikane
Silent Reflection
8

 
Baptismal Creed
We believe and trust in God the Father Who made the world.
We believe and trust in his Son Jesus Christ Who redeemed humankind.
We believe and trust in the Holy Spirit Who gives life to the people of God.
We believe and trust in one God,
Father, Son and Holy Spirit
Amen.
Interfaith Prayers (with candles)
Buddhist – pray for justice
Muslim – pray for peace
Hindu – pray for reconciliation / forgiveness
Bahai - pray for servant leadership
Africanist – pray for ubuntu amongst people
Christian – pray for the Tutu family & all others in bereavement at this time
   Bishop:
TRIBUTES & MESSAGES
Musical Renditions – Lubabalo Khany’uxolo Dlwathi
1. Dr Irvin Khoza
2. The Revd Dr Sam Wells, St Martins in the Fields, London
3. Presiding Bishop of Episcopal Church in USA – The Most Revd Dr
Michael Curry delivered by The Rt. Revd Prince Singh (USA)
4. Anglican Diocese of Johannesburg – The Rt. Revd Dr Steve Moreo
5. Eulogy - Executive Mayor of the City of Johannesburg
Dr Mpho Phalatse
6. Message from the Tutu Family -
THE PEACE
Remember the words of our Lord Jesus Christ Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you.
I do not give to you as the world gives.
9

 
Bishop The Peace of the Lord be with you
All: And also with you.
Deacon:
THE OFFERTORY
Lizalis’ indinga lakho Thixo, Nkosi yenyaniso;
Zonk’ intlanga zalomhlaba Mazizuze usindiso.
Laula! Laula! Yesu, Nkosi Koza ngawe ukonwaba Ngeziphitiphiti zethu Yonakele imihlaba.
Amadolo kwelilizwe
Makagobe phambi kwakho
Zide zithi zonk’ ilwimi Ziluxel’ udumo lwakho.
Bona izwe lakowethu
Uxolel’ izono zalo
Ungathob’ ingqumbo yakho Luze luf’usapho lwakho.
OFFERTORY PRAYER
Let us pray
God lover of our souls,
we come to you at this time of thanksgiving,
with great joy as we celebrate your faithfulness to us.
We know that you have given your son and our father Desmond
Mpilo Tutu the gift of fearlessness to be a prophet and priest to your people here in South Africa and throughout the world.
We thank you that he has been your faithful servant to bring justice and liberation.
All: We offer these gifts and the witness of our lives,
In gratitude for all youhavedone,aredoing andwill
do for us all. This we pray in Jesus’ name. Amen
10

 
Bishop:
All:
Bishop:
All: you
Bishop:
All:
Bishop:
All:
Bishop:
Blessed are you, Lord, God of all creation. Through your goodness we have this bread to offer, which earth has given and human hands have made. For us it becomes the bread of life.
Blessed be God forever
THE GREAT THANKSGIVING
The Lord be with you.
And also with
Lift up your hearts.
We lift them to the Lord.
Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
It is right to give our thanks and praise
It is right and indeed our duty and joy, Lord and heavenly Father, God almighty and eternal, always and everywhere to give thanks through Jesus Christ, your only Son our Lord.
And now we give you thanks because by his resurrection he has conquered
evil and death and banished sorrow and despair. By his victory he has given us eternal life, and delivered us from bondage to sin and the fear of death into the glorious liberty of the children of God.
Therefore, with angels and archangels and with all the company of heaven, we acclaim you and declare the greatness of your glory; we praise you now and forever saying:
Holy, Holy, Holy Lord. God of power and might. Heaven and earth are full of your glory. Hosanna in the highest. Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord. Hosanna in the highest.
Hear us, Father, through your Son Christ our Lord; through him accept our offering of thanks and praise, and send your Holy Spirit upon us and upon these gifts of bread so that they may be to us his body.
For on the night that he was betrayed he took bread, and when he had given you thanks, he broke it, and gave it to his disciples saying, “Take this and eat; this is my body which is given for you; do this in remembrance of me”.
All:
Bishop:
11

 
So, we proclaim the mystery of faith:
Christ has died
Christ is risen
Christ will come again
Holy Father, with these your gifts, we your people celebrate before you the one perfect sacrifice of Christ our Lord, his rising from the dead and his ascending to the glory of heaven.
Gracious Lord, accept us in him, unworthy though we are, so that we who share in the body of your Son may be made one with all your people of this and every age.
Grant that as we await the coming of Christ our Saviour in the glory and triumph of his kingdom, we may daily grow into his likeness; with whom, and in whom, and through whom, by the power of the Holy Spirit, all glory and honour be given to you, almighty Father, by the whole company of earth and heaven, throughout all ages, now and for ever.
THE LORD’S PRAYER In the language of your choice
THE BREAKING OF THE BREAD
Bishop: The bread which we break, is it not a sharing of the body of Christ?
All: We, who are many, are one body for we are all
partakers of the one bread.
12

 
All say the Agnus Dei – Lamb of God – in isiXhosa:
 13

 
THE INVITATION
Bishop: Draw near and receive the body of our Lord Jesus Christ, which he gave for you. Feed on him in your hearts by faith with thanksgiving.
Communion Hymns:
Let all mortal flesh keep silence,
And with fear and trembling stand; Ponder nothing earthly-minded, For with blessing in His hand, Christ our God to earth descendeth, Our full homage to demand.
King of kings, yet born of Mary, As of old on earth He stood, Lord of lords, in human vesture, In the body and the blood; He will give to all the faithful His own self for heav’nly food.
Rank on rank the host of heaven Spreads its vanguard on the way, As the Light of light descendeth From the realms of endless day, That the pow’rs of hell may vanish As the darkness clears away.
At His feet the six-winged seraph, Cherubim with sleepless eye, Veil their faces to the presence, As with ceaseless voice they cry: “Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia, Lord Most High!”
14

 
GUIDE me, O thou great Redeemer,
pilgrim through this barren land; I am weak, but thou are mighty; hold me in thy powerful hand: Bread of heaven, bread of heaven, feed me now and evermore, feed me now and evermore.
Open now the crystal fountain whence the healing stream doth flow; Let the fiery cloudy pillar
lead me all my journey through: Strong deliverer, strong deliverer, be thou still my strength and shield, be thou still my strength and shield.
When I tread the verge of Jordan, bid my anxious fears subside; Death of death, and hell's destruction. land me safe on Canaan's side: Songs and praises, songs and praises I will ever give to thee,
I will ever give to thee.
CONCLUDING PRAYERS
Bishop: Give thanks to the Lord for the Lord is gracious
All: God’s mercy endures for ever.
All: Father Almighty
we offer ourselves to you as a living sacrifice in Jesus Christ our Lord. Send us out into the world
in the power of the Holy Spirit
to live and work to your praise and glory
15

 
PRAYER FOR AFRICA
All: God bless Africa Protect our children Transform our leaders
Restore your image in us Heal our relationships Heal our communities Restore our dignity
And give us peace
Amen
THE FINAL BLESSING
Bishop: I set the keeping of Christ about you. I send the guarding of God with you to possess you, to protect you,
to accompany you on all your paths,
through trouble, through danger, through loss. And I set the dancing of the Spirit around you, each day, each night,
And the blessing of God Almighty,
the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit be with you and remain with you always
All : Amen.
Deacon:
All:
DISMISSAL
Go in peace to love and serve the Lord.
In the name of Christ,Amen Recessional
Hymn:
Great is Thy faithfulness, O God my Father; There is no shadow of turning with Thee; Thou changest not, Thy compassions, they fail not; As Thou hast been, Thou forever will be.
Great is Thy faithfulness! Great is Thy faithfulness!
16

 
Morning by morning new mercies I see. All I have needed Thy hand hath provided; Great is Thy faithfulness, Lord, unto me!
Summer and winter and springtime and harvest, Sun, moon and stars in their courses above Join with all nature in manifold witness
To Thy great faithfulness, mercy and love.
Great is Thy faithfulness!
Great is Thy faithfulness! Morning by morning new mercies I see. All I have needed Thy hand hath provided; Great is Thy faithfulness, Lord, unto me!
Prof Theo van Wyk will play a concluding organ voluntary and the congregation are kindly requested to be quiet until it has ended.
Message of Gratitude
We wish to thank everyone who ensured that this service and celebration became such a great success
Resources Used:
The South African Anglican Prayer Book 1989
Final Blessing: by Kate MclLachla adapted by Revd.J. Williams
The Eucharistic Prayer is from Supplemental Liturgical Materials prepared by the Standing Liturgical Commission of the Episcopal Diocese of Minnesota and used by permission of the Rt. Rev. James L. Jelinek, Bishop of Minnesota

 

 

 
 

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