June 11, 2017 + Trinity Sunday

Holy Eucharist Rite II at 10:30 a.m. sung by the Adult Choir, sermon by the Michael Corey.

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Service Music:

Voluntary    Carillon de Westminster    Louis Vierne (1870-1937)
Promenade on Nicaea    June Nixon (b. 1942)

Processional Hymn 362    Holy, holy holy! Lord God almighty!    Nicaea

In 325 AD, Church leaders convened in the town of Nicaea in Bithynia to formulate a consensus of belief and practice amongst Christians. What resulted was the Nicene Creed, a document passed on through the ages as one of the pillars of church doctrine. The primary function of this creed was to establish a firm belief in the Trinity, countering the heresy of Arius, who believed that Jesus was not fully divine. It was this creed that inspired Reginald Heber to write his great hymn, Holy, holy holy, with the intent that the hymn be sung on Trinity Sunday – eight weeks after Easter.

Gloria in excelsis S278     William Mathias (1934-1992)

Canticle S236    Glory to you   John Rutter (b. 1945)

Sequence Hymn 367    Round the Lord in glory    Rustington

Offertory Anthem    Christ is our cornerstone    Noel Rawsthorne (b. 1929)
Words: translated from the Latin by J. Chandler

Christ is our cornerstone, on him alone we build; with his true saints alone
The courts of heaven are filled; on his great love our hopes we place of present grace and joys above.

Here, gracious God, do thou forevermore draw nigh; accept each faithful vow,
And mark each suppliant sigh; in copious shower on all who pray, each holy day, thy blessings pour.

O then with hymns of praise these hallowed courts shall ring; our voices we will raise
The three in one to sing; and thus proclaim in joyful song both loud and long, that glorious name.

Sanctus S128    William Mathias

Fraction Anthem S166  Agnus Dei     Gerald Near (b. 1942)

Communion Anthem    The Lord’s Prayer    John Tavener (1944-2013)

John Tavener was one of the leading British composers of recent history. His predominantly religious and contemplative music – called “holy minimalism” by some critics – has an unmistakable resonance. The repetition of musical phrases becomes its own spirit.

Closing Hymn 371    Thou, whose almighty word    Moscow

Voluntary    Prelude to Te Deum    Marc-Antoine Charpentier (1634-1704)


Full Sermon Text:

Sermon by Mike Corey, a postulant for ordination in the Episcopal Church in Connecticut and member of St. John’s.

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