Holy Eucharist Rite II at 10:30 a.m. sung by the Adult Choir, sermon by the Michael Corey.
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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)
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Sermon by Mike Corey, a postulant for ordination in the Episcopal Church in Connecticut and member of St. John’s.