Festal Eucharist

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Sunday, May 19, 2019
11:00 am High Altar


At the morning services on this Fifth Sunday of Easter, we have John's Gospel in which Christ describes himself as the true vine: "I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing."

Consider reading these past sermons for some help in understanding this lesson:

Christ the Vine (2008) by Fr Mead
The True Grapevine (2005) by Fr Mead
A Sermon for Confirmation (2002) by Bishop Sisk


O Almighty God, whom truly to know is everlasting life: Grant us so perfectly to know thy Son Jesus Christ to be the way, the truth, and the life, that we may steadfastly follow his steps in the way that leadeth to eternal life; through the same thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and 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 Moretz

Preacher: Fr Turner

Deacon: Fr Bennett

Subdeacon: Fr Spencer

Sung by: the Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys

Prelude: Andante in F, K. 616, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)

The Liturgy of the Word

Service: Missa Brevis in C ‘Spätzenmesse’, K. 220, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Hymn: 174
At the Lamb's high feast we sing

Lesson: Acts 4:32-35

Psalm: 148 Anglican Chant (Ives)

Epistle: Revelation 21:1-6

Hymn: 487
Come, my Way, my Truth, my Life

Alleluia: Harmonized plainchant

Gospel: John 13:31-35

Anthem: And I saw a new heaven and a new earth, Edgar Bainton (1880-1956)

Anthem: ‘Let my Love be heard’, Jake Runestad (b. 1986)

Hymn: 194
Jesus lives! thy terrors now

Voluntary: Fantasia in F minor, K. 608, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart


Hymn 10:21-14:48
Gloria 15:26-18:9
Psalm 23:13-26:36
Hymn 28:31-30:25
Sermon 34:27-48:15
Greetings 55:45-59:39
Offertory 59:56-5:38
Sanctus/Benedictus 01:08:09-01:12:14
Agnus Dei/Anthem 01:21:03-01:31:18
Hymn 01:33:23-01:35:58
Voluntary 01:35:58-01:46:24

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