Festal Eucharist & Confirmation

Sunday, May 13, 2018
The Seventh Sunday Of Easter

The Seventh Sunday Of Easter

The Seventh Sunday of Easter is also called The Sunday after Ascension Day. Because Ascension Day is always the 40th Day of Easter and Pentecost is always the 50th Day, The Sunday after Ascension Day is always the Sunday preceding the Day of Pentecost.

These last 10 days of Easter are called Ascensiontide, the period of time after Christ ascended to the Father, yet before the coming of the Spirit on the Day of Pentecost. To the contemporaries of Christ, it was therefore a time of waiting.


O God, the King of glory, who hast exalted thine only Son Jesus Christ with great triumph unto thy kingdom in heaven: We beseech thee, leave us not comfortless, but send to us thine Holy Ghost to comfort us, and exalt us unto the same place whither our Savior Christ is gone before; who liveth and reigneth with thee and the same Holy Ghost, one God, world without end. 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.

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CelebrantBishop Mary Glasspool
PreacherBishop Mary Glasspool
DeaconFr. Turner
SubdeaconFr. Daniels
Sung byThe Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys
Hymn460 – Alleluia! sing to Jesus – HYFRYDOL
LessonActs 1:15-17, 21-26
Psalm1 Anglican Chant (Turle)
Epistle1 John 5:9-13
AlleluiaHarmonized plainchant
GospelJohn 17:6-19
Hymn704 -- O thou who camest from above -- HEREFORD
ServiceMissa brevis in D, by Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
AnthemGod is gone up, by Gerald Finzi (1901-1956)
AnthemO Rex gloriae, by Luca Marenzio (1553-1599)
Hymn477 -- All praise to thee, for thou, O King divine -- ENGELBERG
VoluntaryPrelude and Fugue in C, BWV 545, by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)