Friday, 18 December 2020

Lessons and Carols - St. Thomas More Anglican Ordinariate Parish Toronto - tonight at 8:00 P.M. EST Live here

Live from Toronto at 8:00 P.M. EST from the  Catholic Parish of the Ordinariate of St. Thomas More


Musical selections:

Organ Voluntary

Processional Hymn: The New English Hymnal #34 – Once in Royal David’s City

A Bidding Prayer: “Beloved in Christ, . . .”

Hymn: 33 – Of the Father’s heart begotten [CfC2 pp.128-33]

First Lesson: Genesis 3:8-19  – God announces in the Garden of Eden that the seed of woman shall bruise the serpent’s head.

Carol: Remember, O thou man – Thomas Ravenscroft

Carol: Adam lay ybounden – Boris Ord

Second Lesson: Genesis 22:15-18 – God promises to faithful Abraham that in his seed shall the nations of the earth be blessed.

Motet: Canite tuba/Rorate caeli – Francisco Guerrero

Third Lesson: Isaiah 9:2-7 – The prophet foretells the coming of the Saviour.

Hymn: 32 – O little town of Bethlehem

Fourth Lesson: Isaiah 11:1-9 – The peace that Christ will bring is foreshown.

Carol: I sing of a maiden – Patrick Hadley

Fifth Lesson: Luke 1:26-38 – The angel Gabriel salutes the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Motet: Ave Maria – Robert Parsons 

Sixth Lesson: Matthew 1:18-23 – St. Matthew tells of the birth of Jesus.

Carol: In the bleak mid-winter – Harold Darke

Seventh Lesson: Luke 2:8-16 – The shepherds go to the manger.

Hymn: 42 – While shepherds watched their flocks

Eighth Lesson: Matthew 2:1-2 – The wise men are led to the star by Jesus.

Motet: Omnes de Saba Venient – Orlandus Lassus

Ninth Lesson: John 1 – St. John unfolds the great mystery of the Incarnation.

Hymn: 30 – O come, all ye faithful 

Exposition and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

What sweeter music – John Rutter

Tantum ergo 


Psalm 117 with Antiphon

Recessional Hymn: 26 – Hark! The herald angels sing

Organ Postlude: Chorale Prelude, “In dulci jubilo”/“In sweet joy” (BWV 729) – J. S. Bach

Mr. Peter Bishop. Oratory Church of St. Vincent de Paul, Ordinariate Parish of St. Thomas More 

Dr. Aaron James, Director of Music and Organist at the Toronto Oratory of St. Philip Neri

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