Choral Eucharist

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Sunday, July 15, 2012
11:00 am



O Lord, we beseech thee mercifully to receive the prayers of thy people who call upon thee, and grant that they may both perceive and know what things they ought to do, and also may have grace and power faithfully to fulfill the same; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen. (Proper 10)

Above: An image of John the Baptist occupies the central position in the Preachers Window of Saint Thomas Church. In today's Gospel, Salome dances for Herod, in response to his promise to give her anything, even unto half his kingdom. Read Mark 6:14-29 to understand the connection between Salome's dancing and the head of John the Baptist.

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. Details of the service may be seen in the leaflet, which is posted at the bottom of this page, where you will also find links to the webcast during and after the service.

Celebrant: Fr Daniels

Preacher: Fr Daniels

Deacon: Fr Austin

Subdeacon: Mr Stanford

Sung by: The Choir of Selwyn College, Cambridge, United Kingdom, Ms. Sarah MacDonald, Director, Mr. Oliver Hancock, Graduate Organ Scholar, Mr. Timothy Parsons, Junior Organ Scholar.

Prelude: Largo and Allegro, from ‘Trio Sonata No. 2 in C minor’, BWV 526, Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Service: Missa Brevis, Neil Cox (b. 1955)

Psalm: 85:8-13, Anglican Chant (Day)

Anthem: Expectans expectavi, Charles Wood (1866-1926)

Anthem: Ave verum corpus, Alan Bullard (b. 1947)

Voluntary: Prelude and Fugue in C Major, BWV 545, Johann Sebastian Bach

Hymn: 495
Hail, thou once despised Jesus

Hymn: 697
My God, accept my heart this day

Hymn: 686
Come, thou fount of every blessing

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