Festal Eucharist

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Sunday, June 29, 2014
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 flank the cross at the center of the reredos of Saint Thomas Church.

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 Mead

Preacher: Fr Mead

Deacon: Fr Austin

Subdeacon: Fr Spurlock

Sung by: The Ottawa Cathedral Choir of Men and Boys, Ottawa, Canada
Mr. Matthew Larkin, Organist and Director of Music

Prelude: Prelude and Fugue on a theme of Vittoria, Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)

Service: Collegium Regale, Herbert Howells (1892-1983)

Hymn: 287
For all the saints who from their labors rest

Lesson: Ezekiel 34:11-16

Psalm: 87, Anglican Chant (Stanford)

Epistle: 2 Timothy 4:1-8

Hymn: 542
Christ is the world's true Light

Gospel: John 21:15-19

Anthem: Greater love hath no man, John Ireland (1879-1962)

Anthem: Steal away, steal away, arranged by Michael Tippett (1905-1998)

Hymn: 518
Christ is made the sure foundation

Voluntary: Fanfare, from Four Extemporizations, Percy Whitlock (1903-1946)

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