A Festival of Lessons and Carols with Festal Eucharist for the Fourth Sunday of Advent

Sunday, December 20, 2015
The Fourth Sunday Of Advent

The Fourth Sunday Of Advent

At Saint Thomas, we keep the propers for the Fourth Sunday of Advent at the 8am and 9am services. As such, the appointed collect and lessons follow the lectionary, and the sermon corresponds. Therefore, if you seek a traditional Fourth Sunday of Advent service, consider attending at 8am (said) or 9am (sung).

At 11am and 4pm, we offer Lessons and Carols. The 4pm service is the traditional Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols and it does not include a Mass. The Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols is repeated on Christmas Eve at 4pm.

We beseech thee, Almighty God, to purify our consciences by thy daily visitation, that when thy Son Jesus Christ cometh he may find in us a mansion prepared for himself; through the same Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

11:00 AM

 

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Included in this Festal Eucharist are hymns sung by the congregation and choir, additional music sung exclusively by the choir, lessons, prayers, a sermon, and a Rite I Mass. All baptized Christians are welcome to receive Holy Communion.

A Festival of Lessons and Carols
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HymnOf the Father's heart begotten – DIVINUM MYSTERIUM, by , , , , A Festival of Lessons and Carols with Festal Eucharist for the Fourth Sunday of Advent, , A Festival of Lessons and Carols with Festal Eucharist for the Fourth Sunday of Advent, , , , A Festival of Lessons and Carols with Festal Eucharist for the Fourth Sunday of Advent, , A Festival of Lessons and Carols with Festal Eucharist for the Fourth Sunday of Advent, A Festival of Lessons and Carols with Festal Eucharist for the Fourth Sunday of Advent, , , A Festival of Lessons and Carols with Festal Eucharist for the Fourth Sunday of Advent, A Festival of Lessons and Carols with Festal Eucharist for the Fourth Sunday of Advent, , A Festival of Lessons and Carols with Festal Eucharist for the Fourth Sunday of Advent, , A Festival of Lessons and Carols with Festal Eucharist for the Fourth Sunday of Advent, A Festival of Lessons and Carols with Festal Eucharist for the Fourth Sunday of Advent,
Lesson 1Genesis 3:8-20
CarolAdam lay ybounden, arranged by Philip Ledger (b. 1937)
Lesson 2Micah 5:1-4
Carol‘King Jesus hath a garden’, Dutch Melody, arranged by John Scott (1956-2015)
Lesson 3Luke 1:26-38
Hymn265 -- The angel Gabriel from heaven came -- GABRIEL’S MESSAGE
Lesson 4Luke 1:39-47
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Lesson 5Matthew 1:18-25
Festal Eucharist
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Carol‘In dulci jubilo’, arranged by Robert Lucas de Pearsall (1795-1856)
Hymn92 -- On this day earth shall ring -- PERSONENT HODIE
Carol‘Sing lullaby’, Basque traditional arranged by Edgar Pettman (1865-1943)
Hymn101 -- Away in a manger, no crib for a bed -- CRADLE SONG
Hymn100 – Joy to the world! the Lord is come – ANTIOCH, by , , , , A Festival of Lessons and Carols with Festal Eucharist for the Fourth Sunday of Advent, , A Festival of Lessons and Carols with Festal Eucharist for the Fourth Sunday of Advent, , , , A Festival of Lessons and Carols with Festal Eucharist for the Fourth Sunday of Advent, , A Festival of Lessons and Carols with Festal Eucharist for the Fourth Sunday of Advent, A Festival of Lessons and Carols with Festal Eucharist for the Fourth Sunday of Advent, , , A Festival of Lessons and Carols with Festal Eucharist for the Fourth Sunday of Advent, A Festival of Lessons and Carols with Festal Eucharist for the Fourth Sunday of Advent, , A Festival of Lessons and Carols with Festal Eucharist for the Fourth Sunday of Advent, , A Festival of Lessons and Carols with Festal Eucharist for the Fourth Sunday of Advent, A Festival of Lessons and Carols with Festal Eucharist for the Fourth Sunday of Advent,