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Tuesday, August 1, 2017
5:30 pm High Altar

Joseph of Arimathaea

Joseph of Arimathaea is often compared to Nicodemus, because they were both members of the Jewish Sanhedrin who were drawn, somewhat secretly, to Jesus.

After Christ's crucifixion, at a time of great fear and doubt, Joseph stepped up and offered his own tomb for our Lord's body.


Merciful God, whose servant Joseph of Arimathaea with reverence and godly fear did prepare the body of our Lord and Savior for burial, and did lay it in his own tomb: Grant, we beseech thee, to us thy faithful people, grace and courage to love and serve Jesus with sincere devotion all the days of our life; through the same Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

The choristers of the 2016 Girls' Course, with director Katherine Dienes-Williams, rehearse before evensong

Officiant: Fr Spurlock

Sung by: The Saint Thomas Girls’ Course, Ms. Katherine Dienes-Williams, Director

Prelude: Fantasia in C, BK25, William Byrd (c. 1540-1623)

Introit: Ave verum, Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)

Responses: Richard Shephard (b. 1949)

Psalm: 8 Anglican Chant (Corfe)

Service: The London Service, Stephen Hough (b. 1961)

Lesson: Judges 2:1-5, 11-23

Lesson 2: Mark 6:30-46

Anthem: O sacrum convivium, Kenneth Leighton (1929-1988)

Hymn: 644
How sweet the Name of Jesus sounds

Voluntary: Paean, Kenneth Leighton

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