Lent 4 2019

Jerusalem (1575). Attrib. Georg Braun (1540-1622). Illustration from Civitates orbis terrarium. THE COLLECT. GRANT, we beseech thee, Almighty God, that we, who for our evil deeds do worthily deserve to be punished, by the…

Sunday Sung Evensongs During Lent

Throughout Lent, a sung Evensong with organ accompaniment will be held on Sunday evenings at 5 p.m. in the Chancel of the Round Church, with a meditation offered on the Scripture readings appointed for that day by various parishioners. Consider making these Evensongs a part of your Lenten discipline of increased attention to the divine Word [...]

Lent 3 2019

Woodcut for “Die Bibel in Bildern”. (1860). Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld (1794-1872). Woodcut. THE COLLECT. WE beseech thee, Almighty God, look upon the hearty desires of thy humble servants and stretch forth the right…

A Holy Lent: Lenten Study Groups

The Exhortation appointed to be read on Ash Wednesday (page 611-612) in the Book of Common Prayer directs us to “the observance of a holy Lent, by self-examination and repentance, by prayer, fasting, and self-denial, and by reading and meditation upon God’s holy Word.” The Rector will lead three bi-weekly sessions to help us better understand these disciplines, what the Book of Common Prayer says about them, and how we might undertake them with a renewed vigour. These sessions are especially designed for those new to the Book of Common Prayer [...]

Choral Evensong on the Eve of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Sunday, March 24th at 5 p.m.
Music for this service will include Dixit Maria by Hans Leo Hassler, Preces & Responses by Richard Ayleward and Robert Ramsey's Evening Canticles. Hassler's Verbum caro factum est will be sung as the anthem. The organ voluntary will be Magnificat Primi toni, Bux WV 203 by Dieterich Buxtehude. The Rector will preach.

Lent 2 2019

Christ and the Canaanite Woman. (1617). Pieter Pietersz Lastman (1583-1633). Oil on panel. THE COLLECT. ALMIGHTY God, who seest that we have no power of ourselves to help ourselves: Keep us both outwardly in…

Lent 1 2019

Temptation of Christ. (1872). Vasily Surikov (1848-1916). Illustration. THE COLLECT. O LORD, who for our sake didst fast forty days and forty nights: Give us grace to use such abstinence, that, our flesh being…

The Lenten Ember Days

Wednesday, March 13: 10am Holy Communion Friday, March 15: 12:15pm Holy Communion Saturday, March 16: 12:15pm Holy Communion The Ember Days are special days set aside for fasting and prayer. It is our hope that you keep them in preparation for the darkness of the death and passion.

Quinquagesima 2019

Christ healing the blind men o the road to Jericho. (ign.). Pieter Norbert van Reysschoot (1738-1795). THE COLLECT. O LORD, who hast taught us that all our doings without charity are nothing worth: Send…

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