Festal Evensong

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Thursday, July 25, 2019
5:30 pm High Altar


Today we remember Saint James (the Greater), the brother of John, who along with John and Peter, appeared to be set apart from the other disciples quite frequently. For example, it was Peter, James and John with the Lord at his Transfiguration.

James is "the Greater" to contrast him with the other one of the twelve also named James. James (the Lesser) is commemorated with Saint Philip in May.

►In 2010, when the Feast of Saint James fell on a Sunday, Fr Austin preached a sermon entitled How to Get Close to Jesus.


O gracious God, we remember before thee this day thy servant and apostle James, first among the Twelve to suffer martyrdom for the Name of Jesus Christ; and we pray that thou wilt pour out upon the leaders of thy Church that spirit of self-denying service by which alone they may have true authority among thy people; through the same Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Choristers, with director Katherine Dienes-Williams, rehearse before evensong

Officiant: Fr Spencer

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

Introit: Rosa vernans - Granato

Responses: Woodside

Psalm: 33

Service: The Berkeley Service - Hewitt Jones

Lesson: Jeremiah 26:1–15

Lesson 2: Matthew 10:16-32

Anthem: Ave verum corpus - Poulenc


Psalm 12:48-18:31
Hymn 22:12-24:8
Magnificat 24:10-29:38
Nunc Dimittis 33:25-36:8
Greetings 42:51-43:30
Offertory 43:39-45:46
Hymn 0:00-51:31
Voluntary 51:31-56:27

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