Calendar

Choral Services

Sunday, January 6, 2019

THE EPIPHANY

Collect:

O God, who by the leading of a star didst manifest thy only begotten Son to the peoples of the earth: Lead us, who know thee now by faith, to thy presence, where we may Behold thy glory face to face; through the same Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

9:00 am, High Altar
Sermon by Bishop Andrew St. John.
11:00 am, High Altar
Sung by the Gentlemen of the Choir. Sermon by Bishop Andrew St. John.
4:00 pm, High Altar
Sung by the Gentlemen of the Choir. Sermon by Fr Moretz.

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

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

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

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

Thursday, January 10, 2019

William Laud

Archbishop of Canterbury
b. October 7, 1573
d. January 10, 1645 (beheaded)

William Laud was one of the Caroline Divines, who were influential during the seventeenth century through the reign of Charles I and then, later, after the Restoration. Among the many Caroline Divines are Lancelot Andrewes, Jeremy Taylor and Herbert Thorndike.

Collect:

Keep us, O Lord, constant in faith and zealous in witness, that, like thy servant William Laud, we may live in thy fear, die in thy favor, and rest in thy peace; for the sake of Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

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

Sunday, January 13, 2019

THE FIRST SUNDAY AFTER THE EPIPHANY

Collect:

9:00 am, High Altar
Sermon by Fr Turner.
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 Spencer.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Collect:

Almighty God, who by the hand of Moses thy servant didst lead thy people out of slavery, and didst make them free at last: Grant that thy Church, following the example of thy prophet Martin Luther King, may resist oppression in the name of thy love, and may strive to secure for all thy children the blessed liberty of the Gospel of Jesus Christ; who liveth and reigneth with thee and 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.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Richard Meux Benson

Collect:

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

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Antony

Abbot in Egypt
d. 356

Collect:

O God, who by thy Holy Spirit didst enable thy servant Antony to withstand the temptations of the world, the flesh, and the devil: Give us grace, with pure hearts and minds, to follow thee, the only God; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the same Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

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

Sunday, January 20, 2019

THE SECOND SUNDAY AFTER THE EPIPHANY

Collect:

Almighty God, whose Son our Savior Jesus Christ is the light of the world: Grant that thy people, illumined by thy Word and Sacraments, may shine with the radiance of Christ's glory, that he may be known, worshiped, and obeyed to the ends of the earth; through the same Jesus Christ our Lord, who with thee and the Holy Spirit liveth and reigneth, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

9:00 am, High Altar
Sermon by Fr Moretz.
11:00 am, High Altar
Sung by the Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys. Sermon by Fr Moretz.
4:00 pm, High Altar
Sung by the Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys. Sermon by Fr Christopher Monturo.

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

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

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Phillips Brooks

Bishop of Massachusetts
b. 1835
d. 1893

Lesser Feasts and Fasts (2006) concludes its summary of the bishop's life in this way:

Brooks ministered with tenderness, understanding. and warm friendliness. He inspired men to enter the ministry, and taught many of them the art of preaching. He was conservative and orthodox in his theology; but his generosity of heart led him to be regarded as the leader of the liberal circles of the Church.

In 1891, he was elected Bishop of Massachusetts. The force of his personality and preaching, together with his deep devotion and loyalty, provided the spiritual leadership needed for the time. His constant concern was to turn his hearers’ thoughts to the revelations of God. “Whatever happens,” he wrote, “always remember the mysterious richness of human nature and the nearness of God to each one of us."

Brooks is the author of O Little Town of Bethlehem, which we always sing at one or more of the Lessons & Carols services in the week before Christmas.

Collect:

O everlasting God, who didst reveal truth to thy servant Phillips Brooks, and didst so form and mold his mind and heart that he was able to mediate that truth with grace and power: Grant, we pray, that all whom thou dost call to preach the Gospel may steep themselves in thy Word, and conform their lives to thy will; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

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

Thursday, January 24, 2019

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

Sunday, January 27, 2019

THE THIRD SUNDAY AFTER THE EPIPHANY

Collect:

Give us grace, O Lord, to answer readily the call of our Savior Jesus Christ and proclaim to all people the Good News of his salvation, that we and all the whole world may perceive the glory of his marvelous works; who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

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

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

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

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

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

Thursday, January 31, 2019

John Bosco

Collect:

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