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THE SECOND SUNDAY AFTER EPIPHANY

January 15th, 2017 Preacher and Celebrant: Canon Woodward Prelude: “Though I Speak With The Tongues of Angels” – Dale Wood Processional #120 “The Sinless One To Jordan Came” Gloria Hymn #S-280 (“S” = “Service Music” found in the front of the hymnal) -vs. one only Gradual Hymn #439: “What Wondrous Love Is This” Offertory: “O Come And Sing Unto The Lord” –…

THE SECOND SUNDAY AFTER EPIPHANY, January 15th, 2017

This Martin Luther King, Jr. weekend Beth Hershenhart, our Development Counsel, will be visiting from New York and available to meet after services in the Parish Library to speak with anyone interested in additional information regarding the Next 75th. We also celebrate the UK Christening of Daisy Mae Roffe-Silvester as her mother (the former Emily Cairns) and father (Henry Roffe-Silvester) have Daisy…

THE FEAST OF THE BAPTISM OF OUR LORD | Liturgy & Music

January 8th, 2017 Preacher: Canon Smythe+ Prelude: “All Glory, Laud and Honor” – J.S. Bach Processional #296 “We Know That Christ Is Raised” Gloria Hymn #616: “Hail To The Lord’s Anointed” -vs. one only Gradual Hymn #116: “I Come, The Great Redeemer Cries” Offertory: “At The River” – Aaron Copeland Kelly Krantz; AltoSoloist Shall we gather at the river, Where bright angel…

THE FEAST OF THE BAPTISM OF OUR LORD Epiphanytide, January 8th, 2017

The Feast of the Epiphany occurs this Friday…the celebration of the arrival of the Magi at Christ’s manger. In the clear night sky of late, a comet near Venus has been visible using binoculars, and I pulled by trusty Bushnell’s out for a view. This may metaphorically recall to us that Stars and Signs are still to be followed when they put…

THE FEAST OF THE HOLY NAME | Liturgy & Music

January 1st, 2017 Preacher & Celebrant: GFW+ Prelude: “Il est Ne’, le Divin Enfant” -Dale Wood Processional #96 “Angels We Have Heard On High” Gloria Hymn #101: “The First Nowell” -vs. one only Gradual Hymn #89: “It Came Upon A Midnight Clear” Offertory: “Elevation ” – Guillmant Communion Music: “As Jesus Was Walking ” – Franklin Eddings Communion #101: “Away In The…

THE FEAST OF THE HOLY NAME Christmastide, January 1st, 2017

Our music at St. Edmund’s is exquisite always, but especially in Holy Seasons. Our Advent Lessons and Carols, with a link below, was winsome, as was our praise during elevating Christmas Liturgies. Not many parishes enjoy our level and sophistication of regular musical offerings. So much work goes into such commitment by our lay choiristers, bell ringers, and professional musicians from our…

Dispossession

This article was originally published in the San Marino Tribune on December 30th 2016. 2016 was the first year since 1978 that the 8 days of Hanukkah and the 12 days of Christmas began on the same date…December 24th. Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights, is established in accord with a lunar calendar. This year the liturgical calendars from two related spiritual traditions…

THE FEAST OF THE NATIVITY OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST | Liturgy & Music

Music for December 24th, 2016 8:40pm and 9pm Liturgy Preacher: GFW+ Con-celebrants: The Clergy of St. Edmund’s Parish Prelude Music at 8:40pm Two Chorale Preludes for Advent I. How Brightly Beams the Morning Star II. Come, Savior of the Heathen (The Modern Brass Quintet) Noel (based on three French Carol tunes) -Michael Helman Edmund Bell Choir; Sylvia Smythe, Director In Silent Night…

CHRISTMAS EVE & DAY, December 24th and 25th, 2016

In Cathedrals, monasteries, and parishes where Evensong is sung every day, the last week of Advent are attended by the ‘O Antiphons’ prior to the Magnificat at Vespers. “O Come, O Come Emmanuel,” a familiar hymn, is drawn from this Tradition. December 17th: “O Wisdom who came from the Most High: come and teach us the Way of prudence”(Sirach 24:2; Wisdom 8:1).…