Solemn Eucharist

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Sunday, June 9, 2019
11:00 am High Altar


Today we mark the arrival of the Holy Spirit, the Counselor, the Comforter, an arrival which (2,000 years ago) transformed fearful and self-conscious men and women into fearless and selfless evangelists for Christ. Pentecost is, in many ways, the birthday of the Church. But it is not merely that. It is the acknowledgement and celebration of the on-going action of God in our lives, through the Spirit.

To gain a richer understanding, consider these sermons:

I Believe in the Holy Ghost (2011) by Fr Daniels
A Sermon for the Day of Pentecost (2010) by John Polkinghorne
The Holy Spirit Gives us a Future (2010) by Fr Austin
From Pentecost to Pop Hale to Fifth Avenue (2009) by Fr Mead
Three Points about Pentecost (2008) by Fr Mead
Where the Spirit of the Lord is, There is Freedom (2006) by Fr Austin


O God, who on this day didst teach the hearts of thy faithful people by sending to them the light of thy Holy Spirit: Grant us by the same Spirit to have a right judgment in all things, and evermore to rejoice in his holy comfort; through the merits of Christ Jesus our Savior, who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the same Spirit, one God, world without end. Amen.

The Choir of Men and Boys will return in September 2019 (photo credit: Ira Lippke).

Today is Leaving Sunday. The Choir of Men and Boys will return in September 2019.

Included in this Solemn 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 Wallace

Preacher: Fr Turner

Deacon: Fr Moretz

Subdeacon: Fr Spencer

Sung by: The Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys

Prelude: Variations on ‘Ora Labora’, Gerre Hancock (1934-2012)

Prelude: Intermezzo in A-flat, T. Tertius Noble (1867-1953)

Service: Messe Solennelle, Jean Langlais (1907-1991)

Hymn: 225
Lo, in the likeness of fire

Hymn: 228
Holy Spirit, font of light

Lesson: Acts 2:1-21

Psalm: 104:24-34, 36 Anglican Chant (Parratt, Walmisley)

Epistle: Romans 8:22-27

Hymn: 511
Come, Holy Spirit, heavenly Dove

Gospel: John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15

Anthem: from ‘Cantata for Pentecost’, Calvin Hampton (1938-1984)

Anthem: Listen sweet dove unto my song, Grayston Ives (b. 1948)

Anthem: Ubi caritas, Maurice Duruflé (1902-1986)

Hymn: 541
Come, labor on

Voluntary: Fête, Jean Langlais


Voluntary 0:1-6:5
Hymn 13:48-21:44
Gloria 22:15-26:52
Psalm 32:59-36:36
Hymn 37:47-40:29
Sermon 45:47-58:19
Greetings 01:05:10-01:09:44
Offertory 01:09:47-01:11:30
Agnus Dei/Anthem 01:33:11-01:42:08
Hymn 01:49:59-01:54:22
Voluntary 01:54:24-02:00:16

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