Festal Evensong

Thursday, September 13, 2012
Cyprian, Bishop and Martyr of Carthage

Cyprian, Bishop and Martyr of Carthage

Almighty God, who gave to your servant Cyprian boldness to confess the Name of our Savior Jesus Christ before the rulers of this world and courage to die for this faith: Grant that we may always be ready to give a reason for the hope that is in us and to suffer gladly for the sake of our Lord Jesus Christ; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

5:30 PM


Above: The corpus (given to Saint Thomas Church in memory of those killed at the World Trade Center on September 11) placed on a cross of stones from Mount Calvary.

The Eve of Holy Cross Day

Given that it is September 13, we remembered Saint Cyprian at services earlier today in the Chantry Chapel. Since tomorrow is a major feast day, this evening we anticipate Holy Cross Day with a special Festal Evensong. All of tomorrow’s Holy Cross services are in the Chantry Chapel.

About Evensong: Based on the services held daily in the medieval Church, Choral Evensong as arranged in the Book of Common Prayer of the Anglican Church has been sung regularly since the Sixteenth Century. Many people who are new to worship at Saint Thomas prefer to come to Choral Evensong because it is relatively contemplative. The service includes readings (just as would occur at Evening Prayer) and prayers led by a priest. An anthem as well as a setting of the Magnificat and the Nunc dimittis are sung by the choir. Read more about Choral Evensong here, or view the Choral Evensong Service Card posted to the bottom of this page, where links to the webcast will be posted during and after the service.

‚ñ∫There is a brief Mass following Choral Evensong. All baptized Christians are welcome to stay on to make their Holy Communion.