Solemn Eucharist

Sunday, May 20, 2018
The Day of Pentecost

The Day of Pentecost

Today we mark the arrival of the Holy Spirit, the Counselor, the Comforter, an arrival which (2,000 years ago) transformed fearful and self-conscious men and women into fearless and selfless evangelists for Christ. Pentecost is, in many ways, the birthday of the Church. But it is not merely that. It is the acknowledgement and celebration of the on-going action of God in our lives, through the Spirit. To gain a richer understanding, consider these sermons: I Believe in the Holy Ghost (2011) by Fr Daniels A Sermon for the Day of Pentecost (2010) by John Polkinghorne The Holy Spirit Gives us a Future (2010) by Fr Austin From Pentecost to Pop Hale to Fifth Avenue (2009) by Fr Mead Three Points about Pentecost (2008) by Fr Mead Where the Spirit of the Lord is, There is Freedom (2006) by Fr Austin


Almighty God, who on this day didst open the way of eternal life to every race and nation by the promised gift of thy Holy Spirit: Shed abroad this gift throughout the world by the preaching of the Gospel, that it may reach to the ends of the earth; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the same Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

11:00 AM

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Included in this Solemn 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.

CelebrantFr. Turner
PreacherFr. Turner
DeaconFr. Ritter
SubdeaconFr. Daniels
Sung byThe Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys
ServiceMissa Euge bone, by Christopher Tye (c. 1505-1573)
Hymn225 -- Lo, in the likeness of fire -- SALVE FESTA DIES
Hymn228 -- Holy Spirit, font of light -- WEBBE
LessonActs 2:1-21
Psalm104:24-34 (Parratt, Walmisley)
EpistleRomans 8:22-27
Hymn511 -- Holy Spirit, ever living -- ABBOT’S LEIGH
AlleluiaHarmonized plainchant
GospelJohn 15:26-27; 16:4b-15
AnthemThe Spirit of the Lord, Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
AnthemLoquebantur variis linguis, by Thomas Tallis (c. 1505-1585)
Hymn505 -- Spirit divine, attend our prayers -- O HEILIGER GEIST
VoluntaryFantasia super ‘Komm, heiliger Geist’, BWV 651, by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)