Calendar

Choral Services

Sunday, April 3, 2016

THE SECOND SUNDAY OF EASTER (Low Sunday)

Collect:

Almighty and everlasting God, who in the Paschal mystery hast established the new covenant of reconciliation: Grant that all who have been reborn into the fellowship of Christ’s Body may show forth in their lives what they profess by their faith; through the same Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

9:00 am, High Altar
11:00 am, High Altar
Sung by the Choir of Merton College, Oxford, UK, Mr. Benjamin Nicholas, Director. Sermon by Fr Daniels.
4:00 pm, High Altar
Sung by the Choir of Merton College, Mr. Benjamin Nicholas, Director. Semron by Fr Spurlock.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

5:30 pm, High Altar
Sung by the Gentlemen of the Choir.

Thursday, April 7, 2016

THE ANNUNCIATION

From Fr Mead's sermon on the Eve of the Annunciation in 2001:

At Saint Thomas we have great respect for the holy season of Lent. We do not interrupt the Lenten observances of each day or the use of Lenten colors lightly. Only two feasts suffice to break the pattern. The feast of Saint Joseph on March 19 is one. The feast of the Annunciation of our Lord Jesus Christ to the Blessed Virgin Mary... is the other.

The Annunciation is very important, because it is the actual beginning of our Lord Jesus Christ’s life in the flesh. The Church calendar places the Annunciation exactly nine months before the date of Christ’s birth, from March 25 to December 25, so we see that the Annunciation is the moment of Jesus Christ’s conception as a human being in the womb of his mother Mary.

Read the rest of Fr Mead's 2001 sermon here.

You might also want to read or listen to Fr Austin's sermon on the line from the Apostles' Creed: "who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary."

The complete Apostles' Creed series.

Collect:

We beseech thee, O Lord, pour thy grace into our hearts, that we who have known the incarnation of thy Son Jesus Christ, announced by an angel to the Virgin Mary, may by his cross and passion be brought unto the glory of his resurrection; who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

5:30 pm, High Altar
Sung by the Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys.

Sunday, April 10, 2016

THE THIRD SUNDAY OF EASTER

Collect:

O God, whose blessed Son did manifest himself to his disciples in the breaking of bread: Open, we pray thee, the eyes of our faith, that we may behold him in all his redeeming work; 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.

9:00 am, High Altar
Sung by the Junior Choristers.
11:00 am, High Altar
Sung by the Saint Thomas CHoir of Men and Boys. Sermon by Fr Turner.
4:00 pm, High Altar
Sung by the Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys. Sermon by Fr Daniels.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

5:30 pm, High Altar
Sung by the Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

5:30 pm, High Altar
Sung by the Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

5:30 pm, High Altar
Sung by the Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys.

Sunday, April 17, 2016

THE FOURTH SUNDAY OF EASTER

Collect:

O God, whose Son Jesus is the good shepherd of thy people: Grant that when we hear his voice we may know him who calleth us each by name, and follow where he doth lead; who, with thee and the Holy Spirit, liveth and reigneth, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

9:00 am, High Altar
Sung by the Junior Choristers.
11:00 am, High Altar
Sung by the Saint Thomas CHoir of Men and Boys. Sermon by the Dean of Canterbury.
4:00 pm, High Altar
Attended by representatives of the Commonwealth of Nations in New York, The Order of St John and the Order of Malta.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

THE FIFTH SUNDAY OF EASTER

Collect:

O Almighty God, whom truly to know is everlasting life: Grant us so perfectly to know thy Son Jesus Christ to be the way, the truth, and the life, that we may steadfastly follow his steps in the way that leadeth to eternal life; through the same thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

9:00 am, High Altar
Sung by the Junior Choristers.
11:00 am, High Altar
Sung by the Choir of St. Paul’s on the Green, Norwalk CT, Mr. Jacob Street, Director. Sermon by Fr Turner.
4:00 pm, High Altar
sung by the Choristers and Schola of St. Paul’s, Norwalk, CT, Mr. Jacob Street, Director. Sermon by Fr Austin.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

5:30 pm, High Altar
Sung by the Gentlemen of the Choir.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

5:30 pm, High Altar
Sung by the Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

5:30 pm, High Altar
Sung by the Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys.