08 July 2012

A Cambridge choir visits Christ Church Cathedral

The chapel of Saint Catharine’s College, Cambridge ... the choir is singing in Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin, this morning

Patrick Comerford

I am acting as deacon at the Cathedral Eucharist in Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin, at 11 a.m. this morning [Sunday, 8 July 2012]. The Revd Garth Bunting is presiding and the preacher is the Revd Robert Lawson.

This is the Fifth Sunday after Trinity. The Eucharist Setting this morning is the Missa Euge Bone by the Cambridge-educated composer Christopher Tye (1500-1573) and sung by the choir of St Catharine’s College, Cambridge, which is visiting the cathedral this weekend.

The Communion Motet is Tantum Ergo by Thomas Aquinas, to a setting by Maurice Duruflé.

The hymns include:

Processional: ‘Awake, my soul, and with the sun,’ Thomas Ken (1637-1711);

Offertory: ‘O thou who at thy Eucharist didst pray,’ William H Turton (1856-1938);

Communion: ‘Soul of my Saviour,’ Latin, 14th century, to a setting by William Maher.

Post-Communion hymn: ‘Forth, in thy Name, O Lord, I go,’ Charles Wesley.

The readings are: Ezekiel 2: 1-5; Psalm 123; II Corinthians 12: 2-10; Mark 6: 1-13.

Choral Evensong at 3.30 p.m. is also sung by the choir of Saint Catharine’s College, Cambridge The responses and preces are by Ayleward, the Canticles from Purcell’s Evening Service in G minor and the Anthem is Purcell’s Blow up the Trumpet.


Almighty and everlasting God,
by whose Spirit the whole body of the Church
is governed and sanctified:
Hear our prayer which we offer for all your faithful people,
that in their vocation and ministry
they may serve you in holiness and truth
to the glory of your name;
through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

Post Communion Prayer:

Holy and blessed God,
as you give us the body and blood of your Son,
guide us with your Holy Spirit,
that we may honour you not only with our lips
but also with our lives;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

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