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Tuesday, October 17, 2017
5:30 pm High Altar

Ignatius of Antioch

Bishop of Antioch

This early church bishop is known for his certitude, especially in defending the doctrine of the incarnation, that Jesus is fully God and fully man, against spirtual and Gnostic notions. He writes:

Be deaf to any talk that ignores Jesus Christ, of David’s lineage, of Mary; who was really born, ate and drank; was really persecuted under Pontius Pilate; was really crucified and died in the sight of heaven and earth and the underworld. He was really raised from the dead.


Almighty God, we praise thy Name for thy bishop and martyr Ignatius of Antioch, who offered himself as grain to be ground by the teeth of wild beasts that he might present unto thee the pure bread of sacrifice. Accept, we pray thee, the willing tribute of our lives, and give us a share in the pure and spotless offering of thy Son Jesus Christ; who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Daniel Hyde conducts The Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys

Officiant: Fr Spurlock

Sung by: The Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys

Prelude: Reverie, William Harris (1883-1973)

Introit: God be in my head, John Rutter (b. 1945)

Responses: Moore

Psalm: 89 Anglican Chant (Peasgood, Day, Battishill)

Service: in F, George Dyson (1883-1964)

Lesson: Jomah 1:1-17a

Lesson 2: Matthew 10:16-23

Anthem: Jesu, grant me this, I pray, Christopher Robinson (b. 1936)

Hymn: 559

Voluntary: Prelude in G, William Harris

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