Festal Evensong

Sunday, November 25, 2012
The Twenty-Sixth Sunday After Pentecost
4:00 PM


Above: On the exterior of Saint Thomas Church, above the Rose Window, are the words “Thou art the King of Glory, O Christ.”

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 passive. 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. Today’s Choral Evensong is Festal because of the Feast of Christ the King. Read more about Choral Evensong here, or view the Festal Evensong Service Card posted to the bottom of this page, where links to the webcast will be posted during and after the service.

‚ñ∫The Rector speaks about Christ the King in his weekly audio message.

‚ñ∫There is no Mass following Choral Evensong on Sundays. If you would like to make your Holy Communion for the week, consider attending one of the morning Eucharists, or else at any of the other eleven masses at Saint Thomas later this week.

‚ñ∫Today is Commitment Sunday, which completes the opening phase of the 2013 Every Member Canvass, through which we raise the money to pay for the annual operating expenses of the Church and Choir School. We are deeply grateful to everyone who has pledged, and we humbly give thanks to God whose Providence sustains us all. Read more about the EMC here and consider making a pledge online. We ask everyone who worships with us, including the many thousands from around the globe who have listened to at least one webcast, to consider making a pledge in support of our mission. Thank you.