Festal Eucharist

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Sunday, May 26, 2019
11:00 am High Altar


The Sixth Sunday of Easter is often called Rogation Sunday, as it precedes the three rogation days that always fall on the Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday before Ascension Day. You'll notice hints of prepartion for the rogation days in the morning services today, when at times there is an emphasis on God our creator and provider. For example, pay attention to the words of the psalm and the hymns. See also the words of the collect, which, through petition and gratitude, approaches God as the provider of all things.

Among the sermons in the archive that can help you understand God as creator and provider, consider these:

The Father Almighty, Maker of Heaven and Earth (2011) by Fr Spurlock
On Providence (2010) by Fr Austin
Bread and Life, Freedom and Friendship (2009) by Fr Austin
All Ours as Gift (2008) by Fr Austin
Food in the Wilderness (2003) by Fr Mead


O God, who hast prepared for those who love thee such good things as pass man’s understanding: Pour into our hearts such love toward thee, that we, loving thee in all things and above all things, may obtain thy promises, which exceed all that we can desire; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and 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 Turner

Preacher: Fr Moretz

Deacon: Fr Moretz

Subdeacon: Fr Spencer

Sung by: the Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys

Prelude: O Lamm Gottes unschüldig, BWV 656, Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Service: Missa Papae Marcelli Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (c. 1525-1594)

Hymn: 179


Lesson: Acts 16:9-15

Psalm: 67 Anglican Chant (Boyce)

Epistle: Revelation 21:10, 22–22:5

Hymn: 182
Christ is alive! Let Christians sing

Alleluia plainchant: Harmonized

Gospel: John 14:23-29

Anthem: Sicut cervus, Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina

Anthem: O sacrum convivium, Thomas Tallis (c. 1505-1585)

Hymn: 191
Alleluia, alleluia! Hearts and voices heavenward raise

Voluntary: Toccata D-moll, BuxWV 155, Dietrich Buxtehude (c. 1637-1707)


Hymn 9:6-14:29
Gloria 15:8-20:12
Psalm 24:11-26:28
Hymn 29:14-31:36
Sermon 35:48-47:53
Greetings 54:28-57:18
Offertory 57:51-1:22
Sanctus/Benedictus 01:05:42-01:11:36
Agnus Dei/Anthem 01:21:03-01:30:09
Hymn 01:35:00-01:39:26
Voluntary 01:39:28-01:46:33

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