February 20, 2022 + The Seventh Sunday after Epiphany
Holy Eucharist Rite II at 10:30 a.m. sung by the St. John’s Schola, sermon by the Rev’d Todd FitzGerald.
Worship at Home:
Voluntary Chant de Paix (Song of Peace) Jean Langlais (1907-1991)
Jean Langlais became blind due to glaucoma when he was two years old and was sent to the National Institute for Blind Children in Paris, where he began to study the organ. From there he progressed to the Paris Conservatoire, obtaining prizes in organ and studied composition, and improvisation. After graduating, Langlais returned to the National Institute for Blind Children to teach, and also taught at the Schola Cantorum in Paris from 1961 to 1976. Many of his students went on to become important musicians, including organists and composers.
It was as an organist that Langlais made his name, following in the footsteps of César Franck and Charles Tournemire as organist at the Basilica of Sainte-Clotilde in Paris in 1945, a post in which he remained until 1988. He was much in demand as a concert organist, and widely toured across Europe and the United States.
Processional Hymn 657 Love divine, all loves excelling Hyfrydol
Gloria S280 Robert Powell (b. 1932)
Sequence Hymn 674 Forgive our sins as we forgive Detroit
Offertory Anthem Teach me o lord Thomas Atwood (1765-1838)
Teach me, O Lord, the way of thy statutes;
and I shall keep it unto the end.
Sanctus S130 Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
Fraction anthem S164 Jesus, lamb of God Franz Schubert
Communion Anthem Blessed Jesus, at thy word Johann Rudolph Ahle (1625-1684)
Text may be found at Hymn 440
Hymn in Procession 568 Father all loving, who rulest in majesty Was lebet
Voluntary Fugue in G major, BWV 541 Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Ted Babbitt, organist and choirmaster