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Sunday, August 6, 2017
11:00 am High Altar
The Tranfiguration is remembered each year not only on (or near) August 6, but also on the Last Sunday after the Epiphany, the season of Epiphany being a time when we travel alongside the disciples as they come to know Jesus of Nazareth as Christ, the Messiah.
At Saint Thomas, there have been many sermons over the years which are helpful in understanding this miraculous event. Among them are these.
O God, who on the holy mount didst reveal to chosen witnesses thy well-beloved Son, wonderfully transfigured, in raiment white and glistening: Mercifully grant that we, being delivered from the disquietude of this world, may by faith behold the King in his beauty; who with thee, O Father, and thee, O Holy Ghost, liveth and reigneth, one God, world without end. Amen.
Included in this Festal Eucharist are hymns sung by the congregation and choir, additional music sung exclusively by the choir, lessons, prayers, a sermon, and a Rite I Mass. All baptized Christians are welcome to receive Holy Communion.
Celebrant: Fr Daniels
Preacher: The Reverend Canon Anne Mallonee
Deacon: Fr Spurlock
Subdeacon: Fr McNeeley
Sung by: the choristers of the Saint Thomas Girls' Course with the Gentlemen of the Choir
Prelude: Messe solennelle, Louis Vierne (1870-1937)
Service: Messe solennelle - Vierne
When morning gilds the skies
Lesson: Exodus 34:29-35
Psalm: 99 Anglican Chant (Stonex)
Epistle: 2 Peter 1:13-21
Christ is the world's true Light
Alleluia: Harmonized plainchant
Gospel: Luke 9:28-36
Anthem: Ubi caritas, Maurice Duruflé (1902-1986)
Anthem: Tantum ergo, Fernand Laloux (1901-1970)
Christ upon the mountain peak
Voluntary: Fantasia and Toccata in D minor, Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924)