February 26, 2023 + The First Sunday in Lent

Holy Eucharist Rite II at 10:30 a.m. sung by the St. John’s Choir School and Adult Choir, sermon by the Rev’d Margie Baker.

Worship at Home:

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Service Music:

Voluntary    Praeludium    Zoltan Kodaly (1882-1967)

Zoltán Kodály was a Hungarian composer, ethnomusicologist, pedagogue, linguist, and philosopher. Throughout his adult life, Kodály was very interested in the problems of many types of music education, and he wrote a large amount of material on teaching methods as well as composing plenty of music intended for children’s use. Beginning in 1935, along with his colleague Jenő Ádám, he embarked on a long-term project to reform music teaching in Hungary’s lower and middle schools. His work resulted in the publication of several highly influential books. He is well known internationally as the creator of the Kodály method of music education.

Silent Procession

Kyrie eleison S-84    Gregorian Chant, Orbis factor

Sequence Hymn 142    Lord, who throughout these forty days    St. Flavian

Offertory Anthem    Introit and Kyrie from Requiem    Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)
Words: from Missa pro defunctis

Requiem aeternam dona eis Domine: et lux perpetua luceat eis.
Te decet in hymnus, Deus in Sion: et tibi reddetur votum in Jerusalem.
Exaudi orationem meam, ad te omnis caro veniet.
Kyrie eleison. Christe eleison. Kyrie eleison.

Grant them rest eternal, Lord our God, we pray to thee:
and light perpetual shine on them for ever.
Thou, Lord, art worshipped in Sion; thy praises shall ever be sung in all Jerusalem.
Lord have mercy. Christ have mercy. Lord have mercy.
O hear us; O Lord God, hear thy faithful servants’ prayer; to thee shall all mortal flesh return.

Kyrie eleison.
Christe eleison.
Kyrie eleison.

Lord have mercy.
Christ have mercy.
Lord have mercy.

Gabriel Urbain Fauré was a French composer, organist, pianist and teacher. He was one of the foremost French composers of his generation, and his musical style influenced many 20th-century composers. Among his best-known works are his Pavane, Requiem, Sicilienne, nocturnes for piano and the songs “Après un rêve” and “Clair de lune.” Fauré said about his Requiem: “Everything I managed to entertain by way of religious illusion I put into my Requiem, which moreover is dominated from beginning to end by a very human feeling of faith in eternal rest.”

Sanctus     Gregorian Chant, Deus Genitor alme

Fraction Anthem     Agnus Dei     Gregorian Chant, Deus Genitor alme

Communion Motet    Offertory from Requiem    Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)
Patrick Reardon, tenor

O Domine, Jesu Christe, Rex Gloriae
libera animas defunctorum
de poenis inferni et de profundo lacu.
O Domine, Jesu Christe, Rex Gloriae
libera animas defunctorum de ore leonis
ne absorbeat eus Tartarus ne cadant in obscurum
Hostias et preces tibi Domine, laudis offerimus
tu suscipe pro animabus illis
quarum hodie memoriam facimus
Fac eas, Domine, de morte transire ad vitam
Quam olim Abrahae promisisti et semini eus.

Lord Jesus Christ, King of glory,
deliver the souls of all the faithful departed from the pains of hells and from the bottomless pit.
Lord Jesus Christ, King of glory,
Deliver them from the lion’s mouth,
nor let them fall into darkness,
neither the black abyss swallow them up.
We offer unto Thee this sacrifice of prayer and praise
Receive it for those souls
whom today we commemorate.
Allow them, o Lord, to cross from death into the life which once Thou didst promise to Abraham and his seed.

Communion Hymn 559    Lead us, heavenly Father    Dulce carmen

Hymn in Procession 690    Guide me, O thou great Jehovah    Cwm Rhondda

Voluntary    Ite, missa est from Organoedia ad missam lectam    Zoltan Kodaly (1882-1967)

Bruce Henley, assisting organist
Yingying Xia, organ scholar

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