Calendar

Choral Services

Sunday, February 25, 2018

THE SECOND SUNDAY IN LENT

Collect:

O God, whose glory it is always to have mercy: Be gracious to all who have gone astray from thy ways, and bring them again with penitent hearts and steadfast faith to embrace and hold fast the unchangeable truth of thy Word, Jesus Christ thy Son; who with thee and the Holy Spirit liveth and reigneth, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

9:00 am, High Altar
Sermon by Fr Daniels.
11:00 am, High Altar
Sung by the Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys. Sermon by Fr Daniels.
4:00 pm, High Altar
Sung by the the Gentlemen of the Choir. Sermon by Michael DeLashmutt.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

George Herbert

Collect:

5:30 pm, High Altar
Sung by the Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

5:30 pm, High Altar
Sung by the Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys.

Thursday, March 1, 2018

5:30 pm, High Altar
Sung by the Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys.

Sunday, March 4, 2018

THE THIRD SUNDAY IN LENT

Collect:

Almighty God, who seest that we have no power of ourselves to help ourselves: Keep us both outwardly in our bodies and inwardly in our souls, that we may be defended from all adversities which may happen to the body, and from all evil thoughts which may assault and hurt the soul; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

9:00 am, High Altar
11:00 am, High Altar
Sung by the Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys.
4:00 pm, High Altar
Sung by the Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys.

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

5:30 pm, High Altar
Sung by the Gentlemen of the Choir.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

5:30 pm, High Altar
Sung by the Gentlemen of the Choir.

Thursday, March 8, 2018

5:30 pm, High Altar
Sung by the Gentlemen of the Choir.

Sunday, March 11, 2018

THE FOURTH SUNDAY IN LENT (Laetare)

Collect:

Gracious Father, whose blessed Son Jesus Christ came down from heaven to be the true bread which giveth life to the world: Evermore give us this bread, that he may live in us, and we in him; who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

9:00 am, High Altar
11:00 am, High Altar
Sung by the Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys.
4:00 pm, High Altar
Sung by the Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

5:30 pm, High Altar
Sung by the Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

5:30 pm, High Altar
Sung by the Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys.

Sunday, March 18, 2018

THE FIFTH SUNDAY IN LENT

Collect:

O Almighty God, who alone canst order the unruly wills and affections of sinful men: Grant unto thy people that they may love the thing which thou commandest, and desire that which thou dost promise; that so, among the sundry and manifold changes of the world, our hearts may surely there be fixed where true joys are to be found; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

9:00 am, High Altar
11:00 am, High Altar
Sung by the Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys.
4:00 pm, High Altar
Sung by the Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys.

Sunday, March 25, 2018

THE SUNDAY OF THE PASSION: PALM SUNDAY

The liturgies on the morning of Palm Sunday are designed by the Book of Common Prayer to take us through the week to come. So, since this is Holy Week, Palm Sunday covers both the triumphant entry into Jerusalem (the Blessing of the Palms and the Palm Procession) as well as Christ's Passion, which we unpack each day of the rest of the week. The idea here is that a person could attend church only on Sundays and still participate in the entirety of Holy Week and Easter: Palm Sunday takes us through Christ's Crucifixion, and then Easter Sunday celebrates Christ's Resurrection.

Of course, we're not suggesting you skip the rest of Holy Week—indeed, we encourage you to spend the entire week with us. But if you are wondering why the morning liturgies on Palm Sunday end with Christ Crucified, you now have your answer. The church is structured so that Sunday worshippers get the gist. If you seek more than the gist, you're in luck: at Saint Thomas, we know how to dwell on the details. You are most welcome to join us as we mark each day of Holy Week in scripture, song, meditation and prayer.

Even if you cannot join us in person for everything, please know that all choral services throughout the week are webcast live and then available on-demand.

Collect:

Almighty and everlasting God, who, of thy tender love towards mankind, hast sent thy Son our Savior Jesus Christ to take upon him our flesh, and to suffer death upon the cross, that all mankind should follow the example of his great humility: Mercifully grant that we may both follow the example of his patience, and also be made partakers of his resurrection; through the same Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

9:00 am, High Altar
Includes the reading of the Passion according to Saint Mark.
11:00 am, High Altar
Sung by the Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys.
4:00 pm, High Altar
Sung by the Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys.

Monday, March 26, 2018

MONDAY IN HOLY WEEK

Collect:

Almighty God, whose most dear Son went not up to joy but first he suffered pain, and entered not into glory before he was crucified: Mercifully grant that we, walking in the way of the cross, may find it none other than the way of life and peace; through the same thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

5:30 pm, High Altar
Sung by the Gentlemen of the Choir.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

TUESDAY IN HOLY WEEK

Collect:

O God, who by the passion of thy blessed Son didst make an instrument of shameful death to be unto us the means of life: Grant us so to glory in the cross of Christ, that we may gladly suffer shame and loss for the sake of thy Son our Savior Jesus Christ; who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

5:30 pm, High Altar
Sung by the Gentlemen of the Choir.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

WEDNESDAY IN HOLY WEEK

Collect:

O Lord God, whose blessed Son our Savior gave his back to the smiters and hid not his face from shame: Grant us grace to take joyfully the sufferings of the present time, in full assurance of the glory that shall be revealed; through the same thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

12:10 pm, High Altar
Sung by the Gentlemen of the Choir.
5:30 pm, High Altar
Sung by the Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys.

Thursday, March 29, 2018

MAUNDY THURSDAY

Collect:

Almighty Father, whose dear Son, on the night before he suffered, did institute the Sacrament of his Body and Blood: Mercifully grant that we may thankfully receive the same in remembrance of him who in these holy mysteries giveth us a pledge of life eternal, the same thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord; who now liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit ever, one God, world without end. Amen.

12:10 pm, High Altar
Sung by the Gentlemen of the Choir.
5:30 pm, High Altar
Includes the Mandatum, the Procession of the Sacrament, and the Stripping of the Altar. Sung by the Choir of Men and Boys. Sermon by the Rt Rev & Rt Hon Rowan Williams.

Friday, March 30, 2018

GOOD FRIDAY

Over the years, we've had many guest preachers meditate on the seven last words of Christ at the Three Hours Devotion. Among them:

Meditations on the Seven Last Words of Christ (2015) by Fr Austin, Fr Spurlock and Fr Daniels
Meditations on the Seven Last Words of Christ (2014) by Fr Mead, Fr Austin, Fr Spurlock and Fr Daniels
Jesus' Seven Last Words from the Cross (2012) by The Right Rev'd Dr Robert Gillies, Bishop of Aberdeen
Meditations on the Seven Last Words of Christ (2011) by Canon Andrew Diestche
Meditation on the Seven Last Words of Christ (2010) by The Very Reverend Joseph Britton
Seven Addresses on the Last Words of Our Lord from the Cross (2007) by Fr Andrew

Among some of the sermons preached at the 5:30pm Good Friday Liturgy are these:

Crucifixion & Clarity (2013) by Fr Daniels
The Blood is on Our Hands (2012) by Fr Spurlock
Father, Into Thy Hands I Commend My Rubbish (2011) by Fr Spurlock
I Thirst (2010) by Fr Austin
A Sermon for Good Friday (2008) by Fr Mead

Collect:

Almighty God, we beseech thee graciously to behold this thy family, for which our Lord Jesus Christ was contented to be betrayed, and given up into the hands of sinners, and to suffer death upon the cross; who now liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Ghost ever, one God, world without end. Amen.

12:00 pm, High Altar
Sung by the Gentlemen of the Choir.