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The First Sunday of Advent | Liturgy & Music

December 3rd, 2017

Preacher: The Reverend Heather Blackstone
Celebrant: Canon Woodward+

Prelude:
‘Sleepers Wake For Night Is Flying’
– J.S. Bach

Processional: #665 “All My Hope On God Is Founded”

Trisagion: #S-102

Gradual Hymn: #613 “Thy Kingdom Come O Lord”

Offertory: “Ave Maria”
Joseph Garate – Tenor Soloist

Communion Music: “Quem Pastores Laudavere” – James Bassi

The one praised by the shepherds, to whom the angels said, “Now lay aside your fears” has been born the King of Glory.
Christ is born today of a virgin.
To whom the wise men made their way, bringing gold, frankincense, and myrrh, which they offered with open hearts to the King of Glory.
To Christ the King, born as God, given to us through Mary, let praise, honor, and glory resound.

–Sung in Latin- Translation by Hugh Keyte and Andrew Parrott

Recessional Hymn: #66 “Come Thou Long Expected Jesus”

Postlude:
“In Dulce Jubilo” – J.S. Bach