Solemn Eucharist

Add to My Calendar

Sunday, September 10, 2017
11:00 am High Altar


The Feast of Saint Thomas falls on December 21, in late Advent just before Christmas. This makes it difficult to sufficiently celebrate our patron saint on the proper date. To remedy that problem, beginning in 2016 we also celebrate our patron and our parish on the same day that we welcome back the full Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys.

Please note that the Feast of Saint Thomas is still celebrated on December 21, as well, unless December 21 falls on a Sunday, in which case it is the Fourth Sunday of Advent. When December 21 does not fall on a Sunday, we typically observe the feast day with services in the Chantry Chapel, and, if possible, with a Festal Eucharist at 5:30pm at the High Altar.


Saint Thomas depicted at the entrance of Saint Thomas Church Fifth Avenue

Included in this Solemn Eucharist are hymns sung by the congregation and choir, additional music sung exclusively by the choir, lessons, prayers, a sermon, and a Rite I Mass. All baptized Christians are welcome to receive Holy Communion.

Celebrant: Fr Turner

Preacher: Fr Turner

Deacon: Fr Daniels

Subdeacon: Fr Spurlock

Sung by: The Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys

Prelude: Concerto in a (after Vivaldi), BWV 593, Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Service: Missa simile est regnum, Tomás Luis de Victoria (1548-1611)

Hymn: 541
Come, labor on

Lesson: Habakkuk 2:1-4

Psalm: 126 Anglican Chant (Turle)

Epistle: Hebrew 10:35–11:1

Hymn: 209
We walk by faith, and not by sight

Alleluia: Harmonized plainchant

Gospel: John 20:24-29

Anthem: Be still, my sou, Percy Whitlock (1903-1946)

Anthem: Ave verum, Edward Elgar (1857-1934)

Hymn: 296
O sons and daughters, let us sing

Voluntary: Praeludium in e, BuxWV 142, Dietrich Buxtehude (c. 1637-1707)

All All Worship ServicesChoral ServicesWebcasts