Epiphany Procession

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Sunday, January 14, 2018
4:00 pm High Altar



Almighty God, whose Son our Savior Jesus Christ is the light of the world: Grant that thy people, illumined by thy Word and Sacraments, may shine with the radiance of Christ's glory, that he may be known, worshiped, and obeyed to the ends of the earth; through the same Jesus Christ our Lord, who with thee and the Holy Spirit liveth and reigneth, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

The adoration of the magi depicted in the wood carving of Saint Thomas Church

Officiant: Fr Turner

Preacher: The Reverend Stephen Gerth, Rector of the Church of Saint Mary the Virgin, New York

Sung by: The Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys

Prelude: Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern, BWV 749, Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Prelude: Les Mages, from ‘La Nativité du Seigneur’, Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992)

Epiphany Procession

Responsory: adapted from Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (c. 1525-1594)

Hymn: (See leaflet)
As with gladness men of old

Carol: There is no rose of such virtue, John Joubert (b. 1927)

Lesson: Saint Matthew 2:1-12

Carol: veniunt ab Oriente Jerosolimam, Jacobus Clemens non Papa (c. 1510-1556)

Hymn: (See leaflet)
Songs of thankfulness and praise

Lesson 2: Saint Luke 3:15-17, 21-22

Motet: Jubilate Deo universa terra, Richard Dering (c. 1580-1630)

Lesson 3: Saint John 2:1-11

Motet: O sacrum convivium Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992)

Anthem: When Jesus, our Lord, was born in Bethlehem, Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)

Responsory: Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina

Hymn: (See leaflet)
Brightest and best of the sons of the morning

Voluntary: Praeludium in D, BuxWV 139, Dietrich Buxtehude (c. 1637-1707)

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