Solemn Eucharist

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Thursday, May 25, 2017
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
High Altar


As you contemplate the ascension, consider these sermons:

He Ascended into Heaven (2011) by Fr Spurlock
Ascension Day Greetings (2010) by Fr Mead
A Presence within an Absence (2008) by Fr Austin
The Ascension, the Church, and the World (2006) by Fr Austin
The Ascension: Christ Fills All Things (2002) by Fr Mead


Grant, we beseech thee, Almighty God, that like as we do believe thy only-begotten Son our Lord Jesus Christ to have ascended into the heavens, so we may also in heart and mind thither ascend, and with him continually dwell; who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Ghost, one God, world without end. Amen.

An image depicting the Ascension from the wood carvings of Saint Thomas Church Fifth Avenue.

Celebrant: Fr Daniels

Preacher: Fr Daniels

Deacon: Fr Spurlock

Subdeacon: Mr Kimsey

Sung by: the Gentlemen of the Choir

Prelude: ‘Prière du Christ montant vers son Père’, from ‘L’Ascension’, Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992)

Service: Messe cum jubilo, Maurice Duruflé (1902-1986)

Hymn: 216
Hail thee, festival day (Ascension)

Epistle: Acts 1:1-11

Alleluia: Harmonized plainchant

Gospel: Luke 24:44-53

Anthem: O Rex gloriae, Luca Marenzio (1553-1599)

Hymn: 214
Hail the day that sees him rise

Voluntary: Majesté du Christ demandant sa gloire à son Père’, from ‘L’Ascension, Olivier Messiaen

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