05 August 2012

Preaching in Christ Church Cathedral this morning

Stained glass saints ... a window in the Baptistry in Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin

Patrick Comerford

This morning [5 August 2012] is the Ninth Sunday after Trinity.

This is my week as the canon-in-residence in Christ Church Cathedral and I am preaching at the Cathedral Eucharist at 11 a.m. this morning.

The Revd Robert Lawson is presiding at the Eucharist, which is being sung by the choir of Saint George’s Parish Church, Belfast.

The Eucharist setting is Stanford in C & F. Sir Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924) was born in Dublin, and studied at Trinity College Cambridge, where he later became the organist. He was a founding professor of the Royal College of Music, where he taught composition, and Professor Music at Cambridge.

Ralph Vaughan Williams once said: “In Stanford’s music the sense of style, the sense of beauty, the feeling of a great tradition is never absent. His music is in the best sense of the word Victorian, that is to say it is the musical counterpart of the art of Tennyson, Watts and Matthew Arnold.”

The Communion Motet this morning is Colin Mawby’s Ave verum corpus.

You can watch this morning’s service as a webcast from 11 a.m. at: http://www.christchurchdublin.ie/Worship/Webcast.htm

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