Festal Eucharist

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Sunday, May 5, 2019
11:00 am High Altar


The Gospel for The Third Sunday of Easter (Year C) is from Luke 24, wherein the risen Christ reveals himself to the disciples and actually eats before them a broiled fish and a honeycomb. Is he a ghost? Clearly not. Does he have a body? Yes, but one that is so much more than what we have.

What to make of this? These sermons by the Rector might help:

For John Updike (2009)
The Name and Power of Jesus (2006)
Physical Faith (2003)


O God, whose blessed Son did manifest himself to his disciples in the breaking of bread: Open, we pray thee, the eyes of our faith, that we may behold him in all his redeeming work; through the same thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Included in this Choral 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: The Very Rev’d Jonathan Greener

Deacon: Fr Spencer

Subdeacon: Fr Bennett

Sung by: the Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys

Prelude: Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr, BWV 663, Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

The Liturgy of the Word

Service: Missa Bell’ Amfitrit’ altera, Orlandus Lassus (1532-1594)

Hymn: (See leaflet)
The Lamb's high banquet called to share,

Lesson: Acts 9:1-20

Psalm: 30 Anglican Chant (Atkins)

Epistle: Acts 9:1-20

Hymn: 204
Now the green blade riseth from the buried grain

Alleluia: Harmonized plainchant

Gospel: John 21:1-19

Anthem: Laudate Dominum omnes gentes, Marcel Dupré (1886-1971)

Hymn: 339
Deck thyself, my soul, with gladness

Anthem: verum Corpus, William Byrd (c. 1540-1623)

Hymn: 210
The day of resurrection

Voluntary: Choral-Improvisation sur ‘Victimae Paschali’, Charles Tournemire (1870-1939), reconstructed by Marcel Dupré (1886-1971)


Hymn 10:6-14:20
Gloria 14:59-19:9
Psalm 25:00-28:58
Hymn 30:38-33:16
Sermon 40:22-53:42
Greetings 59:56-4:42
Offertory 01:04:55-01:08:44
Hymn 01:08:50-01:12:34
Sanctus/Benedictus 01:14:50-01:18:11
Agnus Dei/Anthem 01:27:01-01:34:22
Hymn 01:37:20-01:39:58
Voluntary 01:39:58-01:48:56

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