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Sunday, June 2, 2019
11:00 am High Altar
The Seventh Sunday of Easter is also called The Sunday after Ascension Day. Because Ascension Day is always the 40th Day of Easter and Pentecost is always the 50th Day, The Sunday after Ascension Day is always the Sunday preceding the Day of Pentecost.
These last 10 days of Easter are called Ascensiontide, the period of time after Christ ascended to the Father, yet before the coming of the Spirit on the Day of Pentecost. To the contemporaries of Christ, it was therefore a time of waiting.
O God, the King of glory, who hast exalted thine only Son Jesus Christ with great triumph unto thy kingdom in heaven: We beseech thee, leave us not comfortless, but send to us thine Holy Ghost to comfort us, and exalt us unto the same place whither our Savior Christ is gone before; who liveth and reigneth with thee and the same Holy Ghost, one God, world without end. 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 Spencer
Deacon: Fr Spencer
Subdeacon: Fr Moretz
Sung by: The Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys
Prelude: Schmücke dich, o liebe Seele, BWV 654, Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Service: Mass for five voices, William Byrd (c. 1540-1623)
All hail the power of Jesus' Name
Lesson: Acts 4:32-35
Psalm: 97 Anglican Chant (Parratt)
Epistle: Revelation 22:12-14, 16-17, 20-21
Crown him with many crowns
Alleluia: Harmonized plainchant
Gospel: John 17:20-26
Anthem: Great Lord of Lords, Orlando Gibbons (1583-1625)
Lord, enthroned in heavenly splendor
Anthem: O quam suavis, William Byrd
See the Conqueror mounts in triumph
Voluntary: Prelude in e, BWV 548, Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)