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Sunday, August 19, 2018

SAINT MARY THE VIRGIN

August 15 is a major feast day in both the west and the east. On this date, the Roman Church celebrates the Assumption of Mary, or her bodily ascent into Heaven after her death, while the Eastern Orthodox Church celebrates the Dormition, or Falling Asleep, of Mary, also referring to the end of her life on earth.

The Episcopal Church and much of the wider Anglican Communion calls this day the Feast of Saint Mary the Virgin, Mother of our Lord Jesus Christ. While this title doesn't focus specifically on the end of Mary's life, as the Roman and Eastern feast names do, we still use the same prayers and lessons as these two older traditions.

At Saint Thomas we celebrate this feast twice:

  • August 15: the feast day itself, with services in the Lady Chapel (Chantry Chapel)
  • The Sunday closest to August 15, which includes a Festal Eucharist at 11am.

Collect:

O God, who hast taken to thyself the blessed Virgin Mary, mother of thy incarnate Son: Grant that we, who have been redeemed by his blood, may share with her the glory of thine eternal kingdom; through the same thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

8:00 am, Chantry Chapel
9:00 am, High Altar
Sermon by Fr Daniels.
11:00 am, High Altar
Sung by the Choir of St. John's in the Village, Baltimore, MD, Mr. Thomas Hetrick, Director. Sermon by Fr Daniels.

Monday, August 20, 2018

Bernard

Abbot of Claivaux; Doctor of the Church
b. 1090
d. August 20, 1153

The first Cistercian monk to be placed on the Calendar of Saints, Bernard founded 163 monastaries in Europe. He is credited with a profound rise in the veneration of Mary in the twelfth century.

In Dante's Divine Comedy, Bernard is the last of the guides through Paridiso, taking Dante toward the very face of God in the Empyrean.

Bernard is credited with writing the words to some of the hymns we continue to sing, including: O Jesus, joy of loving hearts (#649) and Jesus, the very thought of thee (#642).

Collect:

O God, by whose grace thy servant Bernard of Clairvaux, enkindled with the fire of thy love, became a burning and a shining light in thy Church: Grant that we also may be aflame with the spirit of love and discipline, and may ever walk before thee as children of light; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who with thee, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, liveth and reigneth, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

8:00 am, Chantry Chapel
12:00 pm
On Mondays through Fridays at 12pm we offer prayers and intercessions at the shrine of Our Lady of Fifth Avenue.
12:10 pm, Chantry Chapel
5:30 pm, Chantry Chapel

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

8:00 am, Chantry Chapel
12:00 pm
On Mondays through Fridays at 12pm we offer prayers and intercessions at the shrine of Our Lady of Fifth Avenue.
12:10 pm, Chantry Chapel
5:30 pm, Chantry Chapel

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

8:00 am, Chantry Chapel
12:00 pm
On Mondays through Fridays at 12pm we offer prayers and intercessions at the shrine of Our Lady of Fifth Avenue.
12:10 pm, Chantry Chapel
5:30 pm, Chantry Chapel

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Martin de Porres, Rosa de Lima & Toribio de Mogrovejo

Collect:

8:00 am, Chantry Chapel
12:00 pm
On Mondays through Fridays at 12pm we offer prayers and intercessions at the shrine of Our Lady of Fifth Avenue.
12:10 pm, Chantry Chapel
5:30 pm, Chantry Chapel

Friday, August 24, 2018

SAINT BARTHOLOMEW

Little is known about Bartholomew, other than that he was one of the twelve apostles and that he was present at the Ascension.

Some are said to have seen Saint Bart in India, others in Armenia, and still others on Park Avenue.

Collect:

O Almighty and everlasting God, who didst give to thine apostle Bartholomew grace truly to believe and to preach thy Word: Grant, we beseech thee, unto thy Church to love what he believed and to preach what he taught; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

8:00 am, Chantry Chapel
12:00 pm
On Mondays through Fridays at 12pm we offer prayers and intercessions at the shrine of Our Lady of Fifth Avenue.
12:10 pm, Chantry Chapel
5:30 pm, Chantry Chapel

Saturday, August 25, 2018

12:10 pm, Chantry Chapel

Sunday, August 26, 2018

THE FOURTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST (Pr. 16)

Collect:

Grant, we beseech thee, merciful God, that thy Church, being gathered together in unity by thy Holy Spirit, may manifest thy power among all peoples, to the glory of thy Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the same Spirit, one God, world without end. Amen. (Proper 16)

8:00 am, Chantry Chapel
9:00 am, High Altar
Sermon by the Very Rev Kurt Dunkle.
11:00 am, High Altar
Sung by the Choir of St. Paul's Church, Wilmington, NC, Ronnie Wise, Director. Sermon by the Very Rev Kurt Dunkle.

Monday, August 27, 2018

8:00 am, Chantry Chapel
12:00 pm
On Mondays through Fridays at 12pm we offer prayers and intercessions at the shrine of Our Lady of Fifth Avenue.
12:10 pm, Chantry Chapel