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Choral Services

Sunday, August 18, 2019

SAINT MARY THE VIRGIN

August 15 is a major feast day in both the west and the east. On this date, the Roman Church celebrates the Assumption of Mary, or her bodily ascent into Heaven after her death, while the Eastern Orthodox Church celebrates the Dormition, or Falling Asleep, of Mary, also referring to the end of her life on earth.

The Episcopal Church and much of the wider Anglican Communion calls this day the Feast of Saint Mary the Virgin, Mother of our Lord Jesus Christ. While this title doesn't focus specifically on the end of Mary's life, as the Roman and Eastern feast names do, we still use the same prayers and lessons as these two older traditions.

At Saint Thomas we celebrate this feast twice:

  • August 15: the feast day itself, with services in the Lady Chapel (Chantry Chapel)
  • The Sunday closest to August 15, which includes a Festal Eucharist at 11am.

Collect:

O God, who hast taken to thyself the blessed Virgin Mary, mother of thy incarnate Son: Grant that we, who have been redeemed by his blood, may share with her the glory of thine eternal kingdom; 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
11:00 am, High Altar
Sung by the Choir of St. John's in the Village, Baltimore, MD, Mr. Thomas Hetrick, Director.

Sunday, August 25, 2019

THE ELEVENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST (Pr. 16)

Collect:

9:00 am, High Altar
11:00 am, High Altar
Sung by the Choir of Christ Church, Greenwich, CT, Mr. Jamie Hitel, Director.

Sunday, September 1, 2019

9:00 am, High Altar
11:00 am, High Altar
Sung by the Gentlemen of the Choir.

Sunday, September 8, 2019

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

Sunday, September 15, 2019

9:00 am, High Altar

Sunday, September 22, 2019

9:00 am, High Altar

Sunday, September 29, 2019

9:00 am, High Altar

Sunday, October 6, 2019

9:00 am, High Altar

Sunday, October 13, 2019

9:00 am, High Altar

Sunday, October 20, 2019

9:00 am, High Altar

Sunday, October 27, 2019

9:00 am, High Altar

Sunday, November 3, 2019

ALL SAINTS' SUNDAY

Collect:

O Almighty God, who hast knit together thine elect in one communion and fellowship in the mystical body of thy Son Christ our Lord: Grant us grace so to follow thy blessed saints in all virtuous and godly living, that we may come to those ineffable joys which thou hast prepared for those who unfeignedly love thee; through the same Jesus Christ our Lord, who with thee and the Holy Spirit liveth and reigneth, one God, in glory everlasting. Amen.

9:00 am, High Altar
11:00 am, High Altar
Sung by the Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys. Sermon by The Rev. Andrew Mead, Rector Emeritus.
4:00 pm, High Altar
Sung by the Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys.

Sunday, November 10, 2019

REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY AND ALUMNI WEEKEND

Collect:

9:00 am, High Altar
11:00 am, High Altar
Sung by The Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys. Sermon by The Rev. Dr. Daniel Heischman, Executive Director of the National Association of Episcopal Schools.
4:00 pm, High Altar
In honor of those who have given their lives and those who have served in the Armed Forces of our Country and for the Ninety-Eighth Annual Flag Service for the Patriotic and Historical Societies. Sermon by The Rev. Susan McCone.

Sunday, November 17, 2019

9:00 am, High Altar

Sunday, November 24, 2019

9:00 am, High Altar

Sunday, December 1, 2019

9:00 am, High Altar

Sunday, December 8, 2019

9:00 am, High Altar

Sunday, December 15, 2019

9:00 am, High Altar

Sunday, December 22, 2019

9:00 am, High Altar

Sunday, December 29, 2019

9:00 am, High Altar