Saturday, April 11, 2009

11 April - The Great Vigil of Easter

This post will be back-dated - I've really delayed in getting this up.

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 (chanted - thanks to Bud from the Anglican Music listserv, who sent the chants in neumes)
Israel's Deliverance at the Red Sea: Exodus 14:10-31; 15:20-21
Canticle 8: S-208, The Song of Moses (vs 1-3, 10-15; Plainsong, Tone I; vs. 4-9, Plainsong, Tonus Peregrinus)
Salvation offered freely to all: Isaiah 55:1-11
Canticle 9: Hymn paraphrase of The First Song of Isaiah - 679, Surely it is God who saves me (THOMAS MERTON)
A new heart and a new spirit: Ezekiel 36:24-28
Hymn: Hymn paraphrase of Psalm 42 - 658, As longs the deer for cooling streams (MARTYRDOM)
The valley of dry bones: Ezekiel 37:1-14
Psalm: Psalm 143, chanted to Tone 8
Hymn of Praise: Wonder, Love and Praise 880, God's Paschal Lamb is sacrificed for us (SINE NOMINE)
Romans 6:3-11
Psalm 114 (chanted to Tone 8)
The Great Alleluia: S-70
Mark 16:1-8
Offertory Christ the Lord is ris'n again (R. Shephard)
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. One note of levity: the Senior Warden, who is from Great Yarmouth, UK, was waxing poetic about Cadbury's Creme Eggs. So guess what some of us did: we had the Great Creme Egg Conspiracy and showered him with Creme Eggs! :)

More tomorrow ... on deck: Easter Sunday with St. Joseph's/ECDU, Easter Sunday at Carol Woods, Easter Sunday with the Parish Choir at Chapel of the Cross, and Compline a few hours after that.

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