Solemn Evensong

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Sunday, September 10, 2017
4:00 pm High Altar


The Feast of Saint Thomas falls on December 21, in late Advent just before Christmas. This makes it difficult to sufficiently celebrate our patron saint on the proper date. To remedy that problem, beginning in 2016 we also celebrate our patron and our parish on the same day that we welcome back the full Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys.

Please note that the Feast of Saint Thomas is still celebrated on December 21, as well, unless December 21 falls on a Sunday, in which case it is the Fourth Sunday of Advent. When December 21 does not fall on a Sunday, we typically observe the feast day with services in the Chantry Chapel, and, if possible, with a Festal Eucharist at 5:30pm at the High Altar.


The new icon of Saint Thomas from our friends at Exeter Cathedral

With the Admission of Choristers and A Dedication of the Icon of Saint Thomas. Sung by the Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys. Sermon by Fr Matthew Mead.

Officiant: Fr Turner

Preacher: The Reverend Matthew Mead, Rector of Christ the Redeemer, Pelham, New York

Sung by: the Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys

Prelude: Allegretto, from Sonata in G, Op. 28, Edward Elgar (1857-1934)

Hymn: 234
The eternal gifts of Christ the King

Responses: William Smith (1603-1645)

Psalm: 27 Anglican Chant (Nares)

Hymn: 242
How oft, O Lord, thy face hath shone

Service: in C, Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924)

Lesson: Isaiah 43:8-13

Lesson 2: John 14:1-7

Anthem: O for a closer walk with God, Charles Villiers Stanford

Anthem: A Prayer of King Henry VI, Henry Ley

Psalm 150: Anglican Chant (Talbot)

Voluntary: Flourish for an Occasion, William Harris (1883-1973)

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