Solemn Eucharist of the Nativity

Wednesday, December 25, 2019
11:00 AM Solemn Eucharist of the Nativity

Like the Christmas Eve service at 11pm, the Christmas Day service at 11am is sung by the full Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys. However, the mass setting , the psalm, the readings, and the sermon are different at each service. Complete details can be seen in the leaflet, which can be accessed at the bottom of this page.

Celebrant and PreacherFr. Turner
DeaconMother Turner
SubdeaconFr. Cheng
Sung byThe Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys
PreludeIn dulci jubilo, BWV 729, by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
PreludeChoral-Improvisation on ‘In dulci jubilo’, by Sigfrid Karg-Elert (1877-1933)
PreludeEs ist ein Ros’ entsprungen, by Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
ServiceMissa O magnum mysterium, by Tomás Luis de Victoria (1548-1611)
IntroitBehold, by John Barry Prendergast (1933-2011)
Hymn83 -- O come, all ye faithful -- ADESTE FIDELES
LessonIsaiah 52:7-10
Psalm98 Anglican Chant (Suter)
EpistleHebrews 1:1-12
AlleluiaPlainsong and Colin Mawby (1936-2019)
GospelJohn 1:1-14
SermonFr. Turner: To be real, you must be alive.
CarolKing Jesus hath a gDutch Melody, arranged by John Scott (1956-2015)
Hymn105 -- God rest you merry, gentlemen -- GOD REST YOU MERRY, by Anonymous
CarolWhat Songs were Sung, by John Jacob Niles (1892-1980), arranged by Nathaniel Adams (b. 1986)
CarolThis is the truth - Robinson
CarolThere is no rose of such virtue, by Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
Hymn87 -- Hark! the herald angels sing -- MENDELSSOHN
VoluntaryToccata-Gigue on the ‘Sussex Carol’, by George Baker (b. 1951)


Christmas Day 2019 Leaflet
Choral Eucharist Service Card