The Easter Vigil (2018)

Saturday, 31 March 2018

The Service of LightLumen Christi (chant)
After 1st reading (Genesis 1)Send forth your Spirit (Stephen Dean)
After 2nd reading (Genesis 22)Preserve me (mcb)
After 3rd reading (Exodus 14-15)I will sing to the Lord (Geoffrey Boulton Smith)
After 4th reading (Isaiah 54)I will praise you Lord (Psallite)
After 5th reading (Isaiah 55)We shall draw water joyfully (Paul Inwood)
After 6th reading (Baruch 3)You Lord, have the message (Geoffrey Boulton Smith)
After 7th reading (Ezekiel 36)Like the deer (mcb)
Easter Alleluia + Psalm 117Plainchant, verses by Paul Inwood
Litany of the SaintsMissal Chant
SprinklingVidi Aquam (T.L. de Victoria, 1548-1611)
Preparation of the GiftsConfitemini Domino (Orlande de Lassus, 1532-1594)
Sanctus, Acclamation C, AmenSpring Sanctus (mcb)
Agnus DeiLamb of God II (mcb)
CommunionCome and Eat this Bread (Marty Haugen)
DismissalGo in peace, Alleluia (chanted)
Final HymnThine be the Glory

Tonight we had three adult Baptisms including, delightfully, one of our current choral scholars. We also had all seven Old Testament readings, for the first time in the twenty-eight years I’ve been attending the Cathedral. But I have to say I didn’t notice the time passing. We got through it all in a jam-packed two and a half hours, anyway.

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