CHORAL EVENSONG: Sunday, February 26 at 6pm

Please join us on the Last Sunday after the Epiphany for a service of Choral Evensong, sung by the Cathedral Choir. The Very Reverend R. Peet Dickinson, IV, Dean & Rector, will preside.

The Cathedral Choir sings:
O nata lux – Thomas Tallis
Preces & Responses – William Byrd
Psalm 114 – Tonus Peregrinus, harm. David Willcocks
The Second Service – William Byrd
Ascribe unto the Lord – Samuel Sebastian Wesley
Organ: Choral Song & Fugue – Samuel Sebastian Wesley

What is Evensong?

Evensong is a uniquely Anglican service for the close of the day, combining the two monastic offices of Vespers and Compline. From Coventry Cathedral:

“Evensong … is a very tiny fragment of something else: It is a fragment of the worship which is offered to God by Christian people every hour of the 24 in every part of the world. When you come to Evensong … it is as if you were dropping in on a conversation already in progress — a conversation between God and [people] which began long before you were born and will go on long after you are dead. Evensong is drawn almost entirely from the Bible. Its primary purpose is to proclaim the wonderful works of God in history and in the life and death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Its secondary purpose is to evoke from the worshiper a response of praise, penitence, prayer and obedience.”

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