Choral Evensong for the Eve of Ascension Day
On the 40th day of the Great 50 Days of Easter, the church celebrates the conclusion of Jesus’ post-resurrection appearances on earth, the Ascension of Jesus into Heaven (Act 1:1-11, Mark 16:19). On the Eve of the Feast of the Ascension this year, May 17th, the St. Thomas Choir will be leading a special Choral Evensong in the Nave at 6pm. Fr. Donavan will officiate this traditional, Rite I, sung Evening Prayer liturgy from the Book of Common Prayer, with our choir offering Ascension Day hymns & anthems, the Charles Stanford setting of the Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis in C, and Anglican Preces & Responses written by 17th Century English organist & Choirmaster, Richard Ayleward. This will be a wonderful service of music and prayer as we prepare for the Feast of the Ascension and move into the final week of the Easter season! Don’t miss it!