Celtic Evensong, Prayers, Music for Meditation, The Grace, St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church

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NOTE: OUR NEW WEBSITE IS HEARTBEAT JOURNEY Celtic Evensong and Communion Worship Service includes an opportunity for worshipers to light a votive candle as a symbol of prayers during music for meditation, including “Brother James’ Air,” Susan Weiss, flute, and Dan Moriarty, piano, “High Plains,” Dan Moriarty, piano, and “In Your Heart” by Stephanie Auld and Gabrielle Maes, cantors, accompanied by Dan Moriarty, pianist, and Susan Weiss, flute. The Celtic Evensong and Communion Worship Service, held every Sunday, 5:30 p.m., has been well received not only by St. Stephen’s parishioners, but by worshipers from other churches in the area, as well as those with little or no religious background.
St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 6000 Grove Ave, Richmond, VA

A Real Portland Wedding: Krysia and TJ, Trinity Episcopal Cathedral and Portland Golf Club

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Portland wedding planner, EJP Events clients Krysia and TJ’s September wedding. Film by Shields Films. Portland, Oregon downtown wedding. Portland Golf Club wedding. This movie will be of interest to those planning a Portland, Oregon wedding.

Jesus Christ Has Risen Today – Easter Vigil 2010 Grace Episcopal Cathedral Topeka, Kansas USA

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The choir of Grace Episcopal Cathedral Topeka, Kansas, USA sings “Jesus Christ Has Risen Today” during the Easter Vigil Service 04/03/2010. The hymn is preceded by the Episcopal Bishop of Kansas, The Right Rev. Dean Wolfe proclaiming Christ’s resurrection. We were joined by other churches for the Vigil, St. David’s Episcopal, Topeka, KS. and churches in Wamego, Holton and Junction City Kansas.


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Beychella is so two weeks ago. Now it’s all about a Beyonce mass

A California church prayed at the alter of Queen Bey by holding a special service featuring the music of the pop diety.

Nearly one thousand worshippers attended the mass at the Grace Cathedral, an Episcopal church in San Francisco, which was meant to uplift the experiences of women and attract a younger following.

Beyonce’s songs such as, “Listen,” “Freedom,” “Flaws and All,” and “I Was Here,” as well as the Destiny’s Child hit “Survivor, were included in the service.

The atypical mass also featured a speech by civil rights leader Ella Baker, as well as more traditional bible readings, a sermon and communion.

The mass was presided by Reverend Yolanda North, who also teaches a class entitled “Beyoncé and the Hebrew Bible” at a local seminary.

“When we talk about womanist biblical interpretation, Beyoncé felt like a natural fit,” Norton told the San Francisco Chronicle. “If we look at the trajectory of her person and her relationships, we can see so many issues black women face and how it can affect how we interpret the text.”

The Reverend also refuted the idea that the point of the service was to worship Beyonce.

“I know people think we’re worshipping Beyoncé. None of that is true,” Norton added. “This is a way to just have different kinds of conversation.”

Would you attend a Beyonce mass?

Trinity Episcopal Church Haverhill MA Christ the King Sunday 2013

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Processional at Trinity Episcopal Church Haverhill MA on Nov. 24, 2013. Christ the King Sunday. Hymn – We Gather Together Rector Jane Bearden, Deacon Crucifer Gary Fowler, Thurifer George Price, Trinity Choir Members, Organist Sara Brink

Compline at St Bartholomew’s Episcopal Atlanta GA 2015-10-11 vers.1.4

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Compline performed at St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church Atlanta GA on Sunday 2015 10 11 by the St. Bart’s Schola directed by Shannon Gallier.

Recorded live on a Zoom H2 with two powered AKG414 mics placed on either side of the group. The group stood in a circle in front of the organ.

– Bells
01:20 – Opening Sentence
02:24 – Hymn “Almighty and Everlasting God” by Orlando Gibbons
04:51 – Invocation and Response
05:13 – Short Sentence
05:46 – Confession of Sins
06:40 – Preces and Responses. SATB Music by William Byrd.
08:05 – Psalm from the nighttime service in the temple. Psalm 31 “In te Domini, speravi” Tone 8.
10:05 – Compline Hymn “Glory to thee my God this night” Thomas Tallis
12:38 – Lesson Matthew 11 : 28-30 Plainchant
13:27 – Responsory (to the Lesson) One: “In Pace” by John Blitheman SATB psalm 4.
17:39 – Responsory To the Lesson) Two: “Keep me as the apple of an eye,…” by Charles Snider SATB.
18:09 – Prayer: “Lord, have mercy…” Plainchant.
18:21 – The Lord’s Prayer: “The Third Tune” by Thomas Tallis, words arranged by Shannon Orr.
– Prayer: “Lord, Hear our prayer…” Plainchant.
19:21 – First Collect: First Collect proper 23 BCP p.234.
“Amens” SATB by William Byrd.
20:02 – Second Collect: BCP p.123 evening prayer II.
20:39 – Third Collect: Compline Collect. BCP* page 134.
21:27 – Antiphon for the “Nunc Dimittis” – TB plainchant.
21:54 – Nunc Dimittis: “The Song of Simeon” Luke 2. Music: Thomas Tallis Short service SATB.
24:01 – Antiphon for the “Nunc Dimittis” – SATB plainchant.
24:39 – Hymn: “I sat down under his shadow” by Sir Edward Bairstow SATB

26:49 – Final Benedictions – SATB Music by Charles Snider. Organist Choirmaster St. Marks Episcopal Chicago.
27:51 – Marian Anthem: Salve Regina by Christobal De Morales SATB.

BCP* – Episcopal Book of Common Prayer.

Recorded Live by Bill Gould at St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church on 10-11-2015 with two AKG414 mics powered by a Zoom H4 digital recorder. Rendered in Windows Movie Maker. Wav file edited with Audacity.

Performed by the St. Bartholomew’s Schola. St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church, Atlanta GA.

The Schola 2015 is directed by Shannon Gallier
Sopranos – Sarah Ward, Dr Chrissy Spencer, Carter Rutland and Leah Parris
Altos – Adrin Akins, Shannon Orr, Kathy Koporec and Austin Clark
Tenors – Dan Beck, Shannon Gallier and Bill Gould
Basses – John Whitt, Cason Duke and Bill Brand.

On this recording the singers were:
Sopranos – Dr Chrissy Spencer and Carter Rutland.
Altos – Shannon Orr, Adrin Akins and Austin Clark
Tenors One – Bill Gould, Brendan Harris.
Tenors Two – Dan Beck and Shannon Gallier.
Basses – John Whitt, Cason Duke and Bill Brand.

The service of Compline is performed every 2nd and 4th Sunday at 8pm September through May.

St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church
1790 LaVista Road Atlanta GA

Integrity Eucharist 2018 at the 79th General Convention of the Episcopal Church

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The Integrity Eucharist during the 79th General Convention of the Episcopal Church was held on Sunday July 8th, at 8pm CDT in the JW Marriott Grand Ballroom in Austin, TX. We thank you for your generous support. The service begins at the 11:50 mark on the video.

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Scottish Episcopal Church: Gay Marriage

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Gay marriage in church has moved one step closer today, after the Scottish Episcopal Church voted to remove references to marriage only being between one man and woman in its Canon Law. The change – which must still be ratified next year – means that the Episcopalians could become the only Anglicans in the UK willing to marry people of the same-sex. It could have huge repercussions for Scotland. John McManus reports:

January 29, 2017: Choral Prelude by St. James’s Episcopal Church West Gallery Choir

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St. James’s Episcopal Church West Gallery Choir from Richmond, Va., sings a choral prelude to Evensong at Washington National Cathedral.