Festal Solemn Evensong, Procession and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament: Feast of Dedication
Here is a complete recording of the Evensong and Solemn Benediction held Oct. 18 to mark the Church's dedication.
Organ Music: Vespers - Leslie Betteridge
Opening Sentences Preces and Responses - Sarum Plainsong
Psalm: 122 (Laetatus sum) - Tone IV.6
First Lesson: Office Hymn: "In our day of thanksgiving" (St. Catherine's Court)
Antiphon on the Magnificat: O how dreadful is this place! Truly this is none other but the house of God, and this is the gate of Heaven.
Magnificat: Plainsong with Fauxbourdons - Healey Willan (1880-1968)
Second Lesson: Antiphon on the Nunc Dimittis: Preserve us, O Lord, while waking, and guard us while sleeping, that awake we may watch with Christ, and asleep we may rest in peace.
Nunc Dimittis: Plainsong with Fauxbourdons - Healey Willan
Creed, Versicles, and Responses:
Collect of the Day: Collects:
Anthem: Locus iste a Deo factus est - Anton Bruckner (1824-1896) "This place was made by God, a priceless sacrament; it is without reproach."
Offertory Hymn: 348 (Westminster Abbey) (Processional)
Hymn: 346 (Iste Confessor)
Motet at Benediction: In manus tuas - John Sheppard (c. 1515 - c. 1560)
Organ Music: Toccata in G - Théodore Dubois