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Friday, April 1, 2016

FRIDAY IN EASTER WEEK

Collect:

Almighty Father, who hast given thine only Son to die for our sins and to rise again for our justification: Grant us so to put away the leaven of malice and wickedness, that we may always serve thee in pureness of living and truth; through the same thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

8:00 am, Chantry Chapel
12:10 pm, Chantry Chapel
5:30 pm, Chantry Chapel

Saturday, April 2, 2016

SATURDAY IN EASTER WEEK

Collect:

We thank thee, heavenly Father, for that thou hast delivered us from the dominion of sin and death and hast brought us into the kingdom of thy Son; and we pray thee that, as by his death he hath recalled us to life, so by his love he may raise us to joys eternal; who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

12:10 pm, Chantry Chapel

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.

8:00 am, Chantry Chapel
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.

Monday, April 4, 2016

8:00 am, Chantry Chapel
12:10 pm, Chantry Chapel
5:30 pm, Chantry Chapel

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

8:00 am, Chantry Chapel
12:10 pm, Chantry Chapel
This Mass includes a healing service of Holy Unction.
5:30 pm, Chantry Chapel

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

8:00 am, Chantry Chapel
12:10 pm, Chantry Chapel
5:30 pm, High Altar
Sung by the Gentlemen of the Choir.
6:15 pm, High Altar

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.

8:00 am, Chantry Chapel
12:10 pm, Chantry Chapel
5:30 pm, High Altar
Sung by the Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys.

Friday, April 8, 2016

William Augustus Muhlenberg

Priest
b. 1796
d. 1877

Collect:

Do not let thy Church close its eyes, O Lord, to the plight of the poor and neglected, the homeless and destitute, the old and the sick, the lonely and those who have none to care for them. Give us the vision and compassion with which thou didst so richly endow thy servant William  Augustus Muhlenberg, that we may labor tirelessly to heal those who are broken in body or spirit, and to turn their sorrow into joy; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

8:00 am, Chantry Chapel
12:10 pm, Chantry Chapel
5:30 pm, Chantry Chapel

Saturday, April 9, 2016

12:10 pm, Chantry Chapel

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.

8:00 am, Chantry Chapel
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.

Monday, April 11, 2016

George Augustus Selwyn

Bishop of New Zealand and of Lichfield
b. 1809
d. 1878

Collect:

Almighty and everlasting God, we thank thee for thy servant George Augustus Selwyn, whom thou didst call to preach the Gospel to the people of New Zealand and Melanesia, and to lay a firm foundation for the growth of thy Church in many nations. Raise up, we beseech thee, in this and every land evangelists and heralds of thy kingdom, that thy Church may proclaim the unsearchable riches of our Savior Jesus Christ; who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

8:00 am, Chantry Chapel