Festal Eucharist

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Sunday, November 25, 2018
11:00 am High Altar


Fittingly, the church year ends with Jesus "seated at the right hand of God the Father, and he shall come again to judge the quick and the dead." The following week a new chuch year begins with Advent Sunday, which is also a time of great anticipation. The great Advent Procession reaches its climax with the singing of "come thou redeemer of the earth."

And so we end the year waiting for Jesus to come, and we begin the church year waiting for Jesus to come. And all the while, Jesus already is.


Almighty and everlasting God, whose will it is to restore all things in thy well-beloved Son, the King of kings and Lord of lords: Mercifully grant that the peoples of the earth, divided and enslaved by sin, may be freed and brought together under his most gracious rule; who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Christ the Teacher in the Saint Thomas ambulatory

Included in this Festal 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: The Rector

Preacher: Fr. Robert Radtke

Deacon: Bp. Andrew St John

Subdeacon: Fr. Moretz

Sung by: The Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys

Prelude: Fantasia in G, Op. 188, C.H.H. Parry (1848-1918)

Service: Prelude in G, William Harris (1883-1973)

Hymn: 494
Sing, ye faithful, sing with gladness

Lesson: Daniel 7:9-10, 13-14

Psalm: 93 Anglican Chant (Varley Roberts)

Epistle: Revelation 1:4b-8

Hymn: 458
My song is love unknown

Gospel: John 18:33-37

Anthem: Judge eternal, Gerre Hancock (1934-2012)

Anthem: My soul, there is a country, C.H.H. Parry

Hymn: 450
All hail the power of Jesus' Name

Voluntary: Fugue in G, Op. 188, C.H.H. Parry

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