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Tuesday, March 22, 2016

TUESDAY IN HOLY WEEK

Collect:

O God, who by the passion of thy blessed Son didst make an instrument of shameful death to be unto us the means of life: Grant us so to glory in the cross of Christ, that we may gladly suffer shame and loss for the sake of thy Son our Savior Jesus Christ; who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

5:30 pm, Chantry Chapel
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm, Saint Thomas Church
TENET and Parthenia perform Music by Scheidemann, Capricornus, Tunder and Buxtehude. No tickets required-Donation requested.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

WEDNESDAY IN HOLY WEEK

Collect:

O Lord God, whose blessed Son our Savior gave his back to the smiters and hid not his face from shame: Grant us grace to take joyfully the sufferings of the present time, in full assurance of the glory that shall be revealed; through the same thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

7:30 am – 6:30 pm, Fifth Avenue Entrance
8:00 am, Chantry Chapel
12:10 pm, High Altar
Sung by the Gentlemen of the Choir.
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm, Saint Thomas Church Parish House
5:30 pm, Parish House
5:30 pm, High Altar
Sung by the Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

MAUNDY THURSDAY

Collect:

Almighty Father, whose dear Son, on the night before he suffered, did institute the Sacrament of his Body and Blood: Mercifully grant that we may thankfully receive the same in remembrance of him who in these holy mysteries giveth us a pledge of life eternal, the same thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord; who now liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit ever, one God, world without end. Amen.

9:00 am – 8:30 pm, Fifth Avenue Entrance
The church doors open at 9am and are open through the end of the Watch, which follows the 5:30pm liturgy. Seating for services is available on a first come basis.
12:10 pm, High Altar
Sung by the Gentlemen of the Choir.
5:30 pm, Parish House
5:30 pm, High Altar
Includes the Mandatum, the Procession of the Sacrament, and the Stripping of the Altar. Sung by the Choir of Men and Boys. Sermon by Fr Austin.

Friday, March 25, 2016

GOOD FRIDAY

Over the years, we've had many guest preachers meditate on the seven last words of Christ at the Three Hours Devotion. Among them:

Meditations on the Seven Last Words of Christ (2015) by Fr Austin, Fr Spurlock and Fr Daniels
Meditations on the Seven Last Words of Christ (2014) by Fr Mead, Fr Austin, Fr Spurlock and Fr Daniels
Jesus' Seven Last Words from the Cross (2012) by The Right Rev'd Dr Robert Gillies, Bishop of Aberdeen
Meditations on the Seven Last Words of Christ (2011) by Canon Andrew Diestche
Meditation on the Seven Last Words of Christ (2010) by The Very Reverend Joseph Britton
Seven Addresses on the Last Words of Our Lord from the Cross (2007) by Fr Andrew

Among some of the sermons preached at the 5:30pm Good Friday Liturgy are these:

Crucifixion & Clarity (2013) by Fr Daniels
The Blood is on Our Hands (2012) by Fr Spurlock
Father, Into Thy Hands I Commend My Rubbish (2011) by Fr Spurlock
I Thirst (2010) by Fr Austin
A Sermon for Good Friday (2008) by Fr Mead

Collect:

Almighty God, we beseech thee graciously to behold this thy family, for which our Lord Jesus Christ was contented to be betrayed, and given up into the hands of sinners, and to suffer death upon the cross; who now liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Ghost ever, one God, world without end. Amen.

11:00 am – 7:30 pm, Fifth Avenue Entrance
The doors open at 11am for the service which begins at 12pm, and then remain open through the end of the 5:30pm service.
12:00 pm, High Altar
Meditations on the Seven Last Words of Christ preached by The Very Rev’d Andrew McGowan, Dean and President, Berkeley Divinity School at Yale. Includes hymns sung by choir and congregation.
3:30 pm – 4:30 pm, Resurrection Chapel
A priest will celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation with you in the chapel to the right of the choir stalls.If the gate is closed and the Chapel is in use, please wait in the pews nearby until the priest is available.
5:30 pm, Parish House
5:30 pm, High Altar
Sung by the Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys. Sermon by Fr Austin.

Saturday, March 26, 2016

HOLY SATURDAY

Collect:

O God, Creator of heaven and earth: Grant that, as the crucified body of thy dear Son was laid in the tomb and rested on this holy Sabbath, so we may await with him the coming of the third day, and rise with him to newness of life; who now liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

9:30 am – 12:15 pm, Saint Thomas Church Parish House
4:30 pm – 8:00 pm, Fifth Avenue Entrance
The Fifth Avenue doors open at 4:30pm for the service which begins at 5:30pm.
5:30 pm, Parish House
5:30 pm, High Altar
Sung by the Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys. Sermon by Fr Austin.

Sunday, March 27, 2016

THE SUNDAY OF THE RESURRECTION: EASTER DAY

Collect:

Almighty God, who through thine only-begotten Son Jesus Christ hast overcome death and opened unto us the gate of everlasting life: Grant that we, who celebrate with joy the day of the Lord’s resurrection, may be raised from the death of sin by thy life-giving Spirit; through the same Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the same Spirit ever, one God, world without end. Amen.

7:00 am – 4:00 pm, Fifth Avenue Entrance
The Fifth Avenue doors open at 7am for the 8am Solemn Eucharist. There are no tickets or reserved seating for the Easter Day services.
8:00 am, High Altar
Sung by the Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys, with the Saint Thomas Brass. Sermon by Fr Turner.
8:00 am, Parish House
10:00 am, Parish House
11:00 am, High Altar
Sung by the Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys, with the Saint Thomas Brass. Prelude with organ and brass begins shortly after 10:20am. Sermon by Fr Turner.
11:00 am, Parish House
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm, Saint Thomas Church
This hour-long recital will be played by Stephen Buzard and precedes Evensong on Easter Sunday.
3:00 pm, High Altar
Sung by the Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys. Sermon by Fr Turner.

Monday, March 28, 2016

MONDAY IN EASTER WEEK

Collect:

Grant, we beseech thee, Almighty God, that we who celebrate with reverence the Paschal feast may be found worthy to attain to everlasting joys; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

8:00 am – 12:45 pm, Fifth Avenue Entrance
Due to the holiday, the church doors close shortly after the end of the 12:10 Mass.