Holy Eucharist Rite II with Imposition of Ashes at 7:00 p.m. sung by the St. John’s Schola, sermon by the Rev’d Susan Pinkerton.

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Service Music:

Voluntary   Choral Dorien    Jehan Alain (1911-1940)

Opening Hymn 143    The glory of these forty days    Erhalt uns, Herr

Offertory Anthem    Lay up for yourselves    Ned Rorem (b. 1923)
Words: Matthew 6: 20-21

Lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt,
And where thieves do not break through and steal.
For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.

Communion Motet   Ave verum corpus    William Byrd (1543-1623)
Words attributed to Pope Innocent VI (d. 1362)

Ave, verum corpus natum de Maria Virgine, vere passum immolatum in Cruce pro homine,
Cujus latus perforatum unda fluxit sanguine, esto nobis praegustatum in mortis examine.

Hail, true body born of the Virgin Mary, who truly suffered, sacrificed on the Cross for man,
Whose pierced side overflowed with blood, Be for us a foretaste in the test of death.

Closing Hymn 674    Forgive our sins as we forgive    Detroit

St. John’s Schola: Claudia Ayer, Anne Harney, soprano; Nancy Eaton, Nancy Skeele, alto; Scott Lamlein, Paul Smith, tenor; Martin Dodd, John Nowacki, bass