6th Sunday of Easter (Year C, 2013)

Sunday, 5 May, 2013

Entrance This joyful Eastertide
Gloria Glory to God (Peter Jones)
Psalm Ps 66 (Chris McCurry)
Gospel Acclamation Easter Gospel Acclamation (Brian Luckner)
Preparation of the Gifts Regina Caeli (Gregor Aichinger, 1565-1628)
Sanctus, Acclamation, Amen Spring Sanctus (mcb)
Agnus Dei from No Greater Love (Michael Joncas)
Communion My peace (Taizé) & Ps 84(85) (A Gregory Murray)
Postcommunion If ye love me (Thomas Tallis, 1505-1585)
Recessional Christ is made the sure foundation

Student members Ellie Slorach and Bekki Gocher directed the choir with confidence in the motets by Aichinger and Tallis respectively.

Our song at Communion echoed our Lord’s words in today’s Gospel:

Peace I bequeath to you, my own peace I give you,
a peace the world cannot give,
this is my gift to you.
Do not let your hearts be troubled or afraid.

Psalm 84(85), which we interspersed between repetitions of Jacques Berthier’s refrain, also speaks of peace, bound together with justice:

I will hear what the Lord God has to say,
a voice that speaks of peace, peace for his people.
His help is near for those who fear him
and his glory will dwell in our land.

Mercy and faithfulness have met;
justice and peace have embraced.
Faithfulness shall spring from the earth
and justice look down from heaven.

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