Festal Eucharist

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Sunday, June 30, 2019
11:00 am High Altar


d. 64

Early on in the church year, Peter and Paul, the two greatest leaders of the early Church, are commemorated separately-- Peter on January 18, for his confession of Jesus as the Messiah, and Paul on January 25, for his conversion. They are commemorated together on June 29 in observance of the tradition of the Church that they both died as martyrs in Rome during the persecution under Nero, on this date in 64. In 2015, we are celebrating this feast day no only on June 29, but also on Sunday, June 28.

You might find these sermons in the archive helpful:

Sermons about Saint Peter
Sermons about Saint Paul


Almighty God, whose blessed apostles Peter and Paul glorified thee by their martyrdom: Grant that thy Church, instructed by their teaching and example, and knit together in unity by thy Spirit, may ever stand firm upon the one foundation, which is Jesus Christ our Lord; who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the same Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Peter and Paul depicted in the Saint Thomas Church reredos

Included in this Festal 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 Turner

Deacon: Fr Spencer

Subdeacon: Fr Bennett

Sung by: The Gentlemen of the Choir

Prelude: Partita: Jam lucis orto sidere (Now that daylight fills the sky), Gerald Near, (b. 1942)

Service: Missa Ancor che col partire, Phillipe de Monte (c. 1521-1603)

Hymn: 518
Christ is made the sure foundation

Lesson: Ezekiel 34:11-16

Psalm: 87 Plainsong (Tone VII2)

Epistle: 2 Timothy 4:4-8

Hymn: 237
Let us now our voices raise

Alleluia: Harmonized plainchant

Gospel: John 21:15-19

Anthem: Tu es Petrus, William Byrd (c. 1540-1623)

Anthem: Honestum fecit, Jacobus Handl (1550-1591)

Hymn: 665
All my hope on God is founded

Voluntary: Tu es Petra, Henri Mulet (1878-1967)


Hymn 6:15-10:10
Gloria 10:57-14:18
Psalm 17:49-19:58
Hymn 21:52-24:32
Sermon 29:40-40:12
Greetings 47:43-54:34
Offertory 54:54-57:2
Sanctus/Benedictus 01:02:28-01:05:21
Agnus Dei/Anthem 01:16:12-01:20:56
Hymn 01:23:27-01:27:02
Voluntary 01:27:04-01:31:45

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