Festal Evensong

Thursday, September 20, 2012
John Coleridge Patteson And His Companions
5:30 PM


The Eve of the Feast of Saint Matthew

Given that it is September 20, we remembered John Coleridge Patteson and his companions at services earlier today in the Chantry Chapel. Since tomorrow is a major feast day, this evening we anticipate The Feast of Saint Matthew with a special Festal Evensong. All of tomorrow’s Saint Matthew 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 Festal Evensong. All baptized Christians are welcome to stay on to make their Holy Communion.

OfficiantFr. Mead
Sung byThe Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys
LessonIsaiah 43:10-15
Lesson 2Matthew 13:44-52
IntroitA Prayer of King Henry VI, by Henry G. Ley (1887-1962)
Responses, by Thomas Tomkins (1572-1656)
Psalm48 (Goss)
ServiceMagnificat and Nunc dimittis octavi toni, by Thomas Tallis (c. 1505-1585)
AnthemOs justi, Anton Bruckner (1824-1896)
VoluntaryIpse hodie Apostolos Christi, by Hans Buchner (c. 1483-1538)
Hymn235 -- Come sing, ye choirs exultant, -- ACH GOTT, VOM HIMMELREICHE
Hymn281 -- He sat to watch o'er customs paid, -- BRESLAU