Holy Eucharist Rite II with Imposition of Ashes at 12:00pm and 7:00 p.m. sung by the St. John’s Schola, sermon by the Rev’d Todd FitzGerald.

Additional Ash Wednesday Services will be offered for families on Tuesday, February 21, at 7:00pm, and a morning service on Wednesday, February 22, at 7:00am.

Worship at Home:

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Service Music:

Voluntary    Erbarm dich mein, o Herre Gott, BWV 721    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Have mercy on me, Lord my God

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

Offertory Anthem    Hide not thou thy face    Richard Farrant (1535-1580)
Words: Psalm 27, 10

Hide not thou thy face from us, O Lord, and cast not off thy servants in thy displeasure;
for we confess our sins unto thee, and hide not our unrighteoussness.
For thy mercy’s sake, for thy mercy’s sake deliver us from all our sins.

Richard Farrant was an English composer, musical dramatist, theater founder, and Master of the Children of the Chapel Royal. During his life he was able to establish himself as a successful composer, develop the English drama considerably, found the first Blackfriars Theatre, and be the first to write verse-anthems.

Communion Motet    Ave verum corpus    Stephanie Martin
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.

Hymn in Procession 674    Forgive our sins as we forgive    Detroit

Yingying Xia, organ scholar