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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.
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)
The eternal gifts of Christ the King
Responses: William Smith (1603-1645)
Psalm: 27 Anglican Chant (Nares)
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)