Holy Eucharist Rite II and Footwashing at 7:00 p.m. sung by the St. John’s Choir School, sermon by the Rev’d Todd FitzGerald.

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Voluntary    Choral Dorien    Jehan Alain (1911-1940)

Jehan Alain was a French organist, composer, and soldier. Born into a family of musicians, he learned the organ from his father and a host of other teachers, becoming a composer at 18, and composing until the outbreak of the Second World War 10 years later. His compositional style was influenced by the musical language of the earlier Claude Debussy, as well as his interest in music, dance and philosophy of the far east. At the outbreak of the Second World War, Alain became a dispatch rider in the Eighth Motorised Armour Division of the French Army; he took part in the Battle of Saumur, in which he was killed.

Kyrie Eleison S-84   Gregorian Chant, Orbis factor

Sequence Hymn 171    Go to dark Gethsemane    Petra

Song at the Footwashing    Ubi caritas    Jacques Berthier (1923-1994)
Words from the Maundy Thursday liturgy

Ubi caritas et amor, Deus ibi est. Congregavit nos in unum Christi amor.
Exsultemus, et in ipso jucundemur. Timeamus, et amemus Deum vivum.
Et ex corde diligamus nos sincero.

Where charity and love are, God is there. Christ’s love has gathered us into one.
Let us rejoice and be pleased in him. Let us fear, and let us love the living God.

And may we love each other with a sincere heart.

French composer Jacques Berthier  was trained in music at the École César Franck in Paris. In 1955 Berthier was first asked to compose music for the Taizé Community, which was then just a monastic community of twenty brothers. Six years later he became organist at the Church of the Jesuits in Paris, Saint-Ignace, where he worked until his death. In 1975, Berthier was again asked to compose for Taizé, this time for chants to be sung by the increasing numbers of young people coming to worship there. Over nearly twenty years, Berthier built up a body of church music that has been utilized around the world.

Offertory Anthem  Pie Jesu from Requiem    Gabriel Faure (1845-1924)

Pie Jesu, Domine, dona eis requiem.
Dona eis requiem sempiternam requiem.

Merciful Jesus, Lord, grant them rest.
Grant them rest, eternal rest.

Sanctus    Gregorian Chant, Deus Genitor alme

Agnus Dei    Gregorian Chant, Deus Genitor alme

Communion Hymn 325    Let us break bread together on our knees    Let Us Break Bread

Yingying Xia, organ scholar