Solemn Eucharist of the Resurrection

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Sunday, April 20, 2014
11:00 am High Altar



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.

The Solemn Eucharist of the Resurrection features a long opening procession sung to two Easter hymns. Click on the photo to see more.

We would be delighted if you decide to worship with us on Easter Morning. Everyone is invited! Easter is the reason for our existence; there would be no church, no Christian faith, and no hope without the resurrection. Fr Mead talks about the resurrection in his weekly audio message.

Please note: The webcast for the 11am Liturgy will begin at approximately 10:30am for the prelude of organ and brass.

Celebrant: Fr Mead

Preacher: Fr Mead

Deacon: Fr Austin

Subdeacon: Fr Spurlock

Sung by: The Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys

Organ and Brass Prelude (10:30am)

Prelude 1: Fantasy on ‘O Sons and Daughters’, Walter Pelz (b. 1926)

Prelude 2: Ricercar del duodecimo tuono, Andrea Gabrieli (c. 1510-1586)

Prelude 3: Poème Héroïque, Op. 33, Marcel Dupré (1886-1971)

Prelude 4: Saraband (For the morning of Easter), Herbert Howells (1892-1983)

Prelude 5: Feierlicher Einzug (1909), Richard Strauss (1864-1949), arranged by Max Reger (1873-1916)

Solemn Eucharist of the Resurrection (11am)

Service: Missa Dies Resurrectionis, John Scott (b. 1956)

Hymn: Jesus Christ is risen today, Alleluia!
Words: Latin, 14th century
EASTER HYMN, arranged by John Rutter (b. 1945)

Hymn: The day of resurrection!
Words: Saint John of Damascus
ELLACOMBE, arranged by Gerre Hancock (1934-2012)

Lesson: Acts 10:34-43

Psalm: 118:14-17, 22-24, Anglican Chant (Gray, S. Wesley)

Epistle: Colossians 3:1-4

Hymn: Come, ye faithful, raise the strain
Words: Saint John of Damascus
GAUDEAMUS PARITER, arranged by John Scott

Gospel: John 20:1-18

Anthem: Christus vincit, Joseph Noyon (1888-1962), arranged by Gerre Hancock

Anthem: Sing ye to the Lord, Edward C. Bairstow (1874-1946)

Motet: Dum transisset Sabbatum, John Taverner (c. 1490-1545)

Motet: Dic nobis Maria quid vidisti in via?, Giovanni Bassano (c. 1538-1617)

Motet: This joyful Eastertide, Seventeenth Century Dutch Carol arranged by Charles E. Wood (1866-1926)

Motet: Surrexit Christus hodie, Alleluia, Samuel Scheidt (1587-1654)

Hymn: He is risen, he is risen!
Words: Cecil Frances Alexander, 1846, alt.
UNSER HERRSCHER, arranged by John Scott

Voluntary: Grand Chouer Dialogué, Eugene Gigout (1844-1925)

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