Saturday, March 22, 2008

22 March - The Great Vigil of Easter

Again, the Episcopal Centre at Duke University and St. Joseph's Episcopal Church held a joint service. Numbers are out of The Hymnal 1982 unless otherwise noted.

The Lighting of the Paschal Candle
The Exsultet
Exodus 14:10-31; 15:20-21
Canticle 8: S-208, The Song of Moses
Isaiah 55:1-11
Canticle 9: Hymn paraphrase of The First Song of Isaiah - 679, Surely it is God who saves me (THOMAS MERTON)
Hymn of Praise: Wonder, Love and Praise 880, God's Paschal Lamb is sacrificed for us (SINE NOMINE)
Romans 6:3-11
Psalm 114 (recited)
The Great Alleluia: S-70
Matthew 28:1-10
Offertory Alleluia Round (William Boyce, arr. Richard Proulx)
Sanctus: S-125, Community Mass (Proulx)
Lord's Prayer: chanted (S-119)
Fraction Anthem: S-154, New Plainsong (Hurd)
Comm: 174, At the Lamb's high feast we sing (SALZBURG);
184, Christ the Lord is risen again (CHRIST IST ERSTANDEN)
Re: 207 Jesus Christ is risen today (EASTER HYMN)
Postlude: Christ lag in Todesbanden (BWV 625; J. S. Bach)

Now that that's over and done with ... I am toast. So this piece of toast is going to bed. More tomorrow ... on deck: Easter Sunday with St. Joseph's/ECDU with Bishop Michael Curry making a return visit, Easter Sunday with the Parish Choir at Chapel of the Cross, and Compline a few hours after that.

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