Worship


The ministry of deacon: servant ministry of the whole church



The ministry of deacon: servant ministry of the whole church

The Anglican Church officially recognizes three orders of ministry: bishop, priest and deacon. These “ordered” ministries each have their own function and character. Bishops are called to be the “overseer” in the diocese. Priests are called to “sacramental, preaching and teaching” ministries. Deacons are called to personify the servant church in the secular world. Perhaps […]

It starts with a warm-up



It starts with a warm-up

“Okay everybody. On your feet. Let’s do a little warm-up, shall we?” And with that, 45 self-professed I-can’t-sing singers rise to their feet to follow Christ Church Cathedral’s director of music, David Drinkell, as he has them shake out their hands, relax their necks, suck in their guts, and lower their shoulders. Then comes the […]

The Sacrament of Holy Unction



The Sacrament of Holy Unction

Holy Unction There are seven Sacraments recognized in the Anglican Church. Two are referred to as “Gospel” or “Greater” sacraments, the other five, of which Unction is one, as “Lesser” sacraments. All operate according to the Book of Common Prayer definition: “a sacrament is an outward and visible sign of an inward and spiritual grace.” […]

Music Monthly – May 2019



Music Monthly – May 2019

5 May – Third Sunday of Easter 10.00: Choral Eucharist (BAS) Let us worship and fall down – Willan Missa Secunda – Hassler Psalm 30 Exsultate justi – Viadana 217, 432, 337, 61, 438 Dance Suite (1st movement) – Ridout 4.00: Choral Evensong (BCP) Smith Responses Psalms 114 and 115 Sumsion in G Blessed be […]

Music Monthly – April 2019



Music Monthly – April 2019

Sunday 7 April 2019 – Fifth Sunday in Lent 10.00: Choral Eucharist (BAS) O come, ye servants of the Lord – Tye Mass of St. Denis – Cabena Psalm 126 Tantum ergo sacramentum – Séverac 2, 345, 621, 569, 377 Toccata Deo gratias – R.K. Biggs 4.00: Evensong for the Guild of St. Joseph (BCP) […]

What is Tenebrae?



What is Tenebrae?

On Wednesday of Holy Week, we’ll once again add Tenebrae to the wide selection of worship opportunities made available during perhaps the most solomn week of the Church year. The great three days (Eve of Good Friday or Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday and Easter Day) are known as “the triduum.” An enormous amount […]

Music Monthly – March 2019



Music Monthly – March 2019

Sunday 3 March 2019 – Last Sunday after the Epiphany 10.00: Choral Eucharist (BAS) Cantate Domino – Pitoni Missa Secunda – Hassler Psalm 99 169(239), 521, 624, 619, 457 There shall a star from Jacob come forth – Mendelssohn Fantasia and Fugue in G minor BWV 542 – Bach 4.00: Choral Evensong (BCP) Drinkell Responses […]