Solemn Eucharist

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Thursday, May 30, 2019
5:30 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 Moretz

Preacher: Fr Brown

Deacon: Mother Mallonee

Subdeacon: Fr Spencer

Sung by: the Gentlemen of the Choir

Prelude: Majesté du Christ demandant sa gloire à son Père, Olivier Messiaen , from L’Ascension (1908-1992)

Service: Missa Saeculorum Amen, Francisco Guerrero (1528-1599)

Hymn: 214

Lesson: Acts 1:1-11

Psalm: 47 Plainsong (Tone VII6)

Epistle: Ephesians 1:15-23

Alleluia: Harmonized plainchant

Gospel: Luke 24:44-53

Anthem: ‘Viri Galilaei’, William Byrd (c. 1540-1623)

Hymn: 215

Voluntary: Alleluias sereins d’une âme qui désire le ciel, from L’Ascension, Olivier Messiaen


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