Solemn Eucharist

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Thursday, May 5, 2016
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
High Altar


As you contemplate the ascension, consider these sermons:

He Ascended into Heaven (2011) by Fr Spurlock
Ascension Day Greetings (2010) by Fr Mead
A Presence within an Absence (2008) by Fr Austin
The Ascension, the Church, and the World (2006) by Fr Austin
The Ascension: Christ Fills All Things (2002) by Fr Mead


Grant, we beseech thee, Almighty God, that like as we do believe thy only-begotten Son our Lord Jesus Christ to have ascended into the heavens, so we may also in heart and mind thither ascend, and with him continually dwell; who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Ghost, one God, world without end. Amen.

An image depicting the Ascension from the wood carvings of Saint Thomas Church Fifth Avenue.

Celebrant: Fr Austin

Deacon: Fr Turner

Subdeacon: Mr Wright

Prelude: Alleluias sereins d’une âme qui desire le ciel, from ‘L’Ascension’, Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992)

Service: Missa Brevis, Missa Brevis Lennox Berkeley (1903-1989)

Lesson: Acts 1:1-11

Psalm: 47 Anglican Chant (Davy)

Epistle: Ephesians 1:15-23

Gospel: Luke 24:44-53

Anthem: God is gone up, Gerald Finzi (1901-1956)

Voluntary: Majesté du Christ demandant sa gloire à son Père, from ‘L’Ascension’, Olivier Messiaen

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