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Epiphany Choral Evensong

  • The Church of Our Saviour 535 West Roses Road San Gabriel, CA, 91775 United States (map)

Epiphany Evensong in the Main Sanctuary with Reception to Follow

Our Saviour Choir and Guest organist: Timothy Howard

What is an Evensong?

Since the late middle ages "evensong" has been the popular name for vespers (from the Latin vesperis, "evening"), the Evening Office of the western church. Cranmer used it in the 1549 BCP. Although in 1552 he replaced it with "Evening Prayer," the common name remains "evensong." In many Anglican cathedrals and other large churches, especially in England, evensong is sung by clergy and choir as a choral liturgy. See Evening Prayer.

Music List -
Introit
Peace be within – Parker “Psalm 122”
Preces / Responses
Sumsion in D Major (JP-711)
Psalm 113 Anglican chant – Ousley (page 201 – Guest)
First Lesson: Isaiah 62:6-12
Canticles Service in G Major – Sumsion (891)
Second Lesson: John 8:12-19
Office Hymn 662 Abide with me Eventide – setting by David Willcocks
Anthem Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace – Wesley (595)
Hymn 597 O day of peace Jerusalem

What is the Season of Epiphany?
Epiphany Season

A season of four to nine weeks, from the Feast of the Epiphany (Jan. 6) through the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday. The length of the season varies according to the date of Easter. The gospel stories of this season describe various events that manifest the divinity of Jesus. The coming of the Magi is celebrated on the Epiphany. The Baptism of our Lord is observed on the Sunday after Epiphany. The gospels for the other Sundays of the Epiphany season describe the wedding at Cana, the calling of the disciples, and various miracles and teachings of Jesus. The Last Sunday after the Epiphany is always devoted to the Transfiguration. Jesus' identity as the Son of God is dramatically revealed in the Transfiguration gospel, as well as the gospel of the baptism of Christ. We are called to respond to Christ in faith through the showings of his divinity recorded in the gospels of the Epiphany season.

Later Event: February 21
SAGEs Luncheon