Festal Eucharist

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017
5:30 pm High Altar



In a sermon from Evensong in 2010, Fr Daniels explained:

Luke is the gospel writer who recorded in his book those two canticles that we hear at every service of Evensong – indeed, every evening office. Mary’s song, the Magnificat, comes from Luke’s gospel, as does Simeon’s song, the Nunc Dimittis, both of which we just heard. Without Saint Luke we’d have neither of those. His is a gospel marked by magnificent story-telling, brilliant uses of words and images that tell the stories that make up what many of us think about, when we think about the stories of the the rest here.


Almighty God, who didst inspire thy servant Luke the physician to set forth in the Gospel the love and healing power of thy Son: Graciously continue in thy Church the like love and power to heal, to the praise and glory of thy Name; 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.

Saint Luke depicted in the Saint Thomas Church reredos

Celebrant: Fr Turner

Deacon: Fr Daniels

Subdeacon: Fr Spurlock

Sung by: The Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys

Prelude: Schmücke dich, o liebe Seele, BWV 654, Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Service: Missa Aeterna Christi munera - Palestrina

Hymn: 285

Lesson: 2 Timothy 4:5-13

Alleluia: Harmonized plainchant

Lesson 2: Luke 4:14-21

Anthem: Beati quorum via, Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924)

Voluntary: Alla breve, BWV 589, Johann Sebastian Bach

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