Lent, Holy Week and Easter Services 2018

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Except where indicated, all these services take place in S. Bartholomew the Great



Lent

Lent
Ash Wednesday, 14th February 2018
08:30 Holy Eucharist with Ashing in the Lady Chapel of The Great
12:30 Holy Eucharist with Ashing in the Lady Chapel of The Great
19:00 Solemn Eucharist with Ashing at the High Altar of The Great
Setting: Missa Emendemus in melius – Palestrina
At the Ashing: Miserere mei – Allegri
At the Offertory: Emendemus in melius – Byrd
First Sunday of Lent, 18th February 2018
09:00 Holy Eucharist in the Lady Chapel of The Great
10:00 Family Eucharist with hymns in S. Bartholomew the Less
11:00 Solemn Eucharist at the High Altar of The Great
Setting: Mass for four voices – Byrd
At the Offertory: Call to remembrance – Farrant
Postlude: Prelude in F minor BWV 534 – Johann Sebastian Bach
18:30 Choral Evensong & Sermon in The Great
Responses: Byrd
Canticles: The Fourth Service – Batten
Anthem: Versa est in luctum – Lobo
Second Sunday of Lent, 25th February 2018
09:00 Holy Eucharist in the Lady Chapel of The Great
10:00 Family Eucharist with hymns in S. Bartholomew the Less
11:00 Solemn Eucharist at the High Altar of The Great
Setting: Missa Brevis – Seiber
At the Offertory: Communion – Kodály
Postlude: Fugue in F minor BWV 534 – Johann Sebastian Bach
18:30 Choral Evensong & Sermon in The Great
Responses: Tomkins
Canticles: The First Service – Tomkins
Anthem: Salvator mundi – Blow
Third Sunday of Lent, 4th March 2018
09:00 Holy Eucharist in the Lady Chapel of The Great
10:00 Family Eucharist with hymns in St Bartholomew the Less
11:00 Solemn Eucharist at the High Altar of The Great
Setting: Missa miserere mihi Domine – Cardoso
At the Offertory: O Lord increase my faith – Gibbons
Postlude: Christe, du Lamm Gottes BWV619 – Johann Sebastian Bach
18:30 Choral Evensong & Sermon in The Great
Responses: Leighton
Canticles: The Second Service – Leighton
Anthem: Bring us O Lord – Harris
Postlude: Prelude – Harris
Fourth Sunday of Lent, Lætare Sunday, Mothering Sunday,
Refreshment Sunday, Mid Lent, 11th March 2018
09:00 Holy Eucharist in the Lady Chapel of The Great
10:00 Family Eucharist with hymns in St Bartholomew the Less
11:00 Solemn Eucharist at the High Altar of The Great
Celebrant & Preacher: The Revd Jeremy Davies, The Hospitaller
Setting: Messa di Gloria – Puccini
At the Offertory: O salutaris hostia – Rossini
Postlude: Allegro risoluto from the Plymouth Suite – Whitlock
18:30 Choral Evensong, Sermon & Benediction in The Great
Responses: Rose
Canticles: Evening service in A minor – Noble
Anthem: Geistliches Lied – Brahms
At Benediction: O Salutaris & Tantum ergo – Fletcher
Passion Sunday, 18th March 2018
09:00 Holy Eucharist in the Lady Chapel of The Great
10:00 Family Eucharist with hymns in St Bartholomew the Less
11:00 Solemn Eucharist at the High Altar of The Great
Setting: Missa Brevis – Palestrina
At the Offertory: Dropo, drop slow tears – Walton
Postlude: O Mensch, bewein dein Sünde groß, BWV622 – Johann Sebastian Bach
18:30 Choral Evensong & Sermon
Responses: Tomkins
Canticles: The Sixth Service – Weelkes
Anthem: When David heard – Weelkes

Holy Week & Easter

Holy Week, the annual liturgical commemoration of the passion, death and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ, begins on Palm Sunday and ends with the Easter Vigil.

Palm Sunday
Palm Sunday, 25th March 2018
09:00 Holy Eucharist in the Lady Chapel of The Great
09:30 Please note time Family Eucharist with hymns in St Bartholomew the Less
11:00 Blessing of Palms and Procession beginning in St Bartholomew the Less
Hosanna to the Son of David – Weelkes
Pueri Hebræorum – Schubert
11:15 Solemn Eucharist at the High Altar of The Great
Setting: Communion Service in E (Collegium Regale) – Darke
The Passion (S. Matthew) – Victoria
18:30 "Into the Hands of Sinners" in The Great
This service comprises a sequence of readings, music, and prayers. In some respects, it is like a Christmas Carol Service in structure, but the narrative in this case tells the story of the events of Holy Week up to the crucifixion, death, and burial of the Lord Jesus Christ. It includes some of the most powerful music of the season, and is a powerful and moving way to prepare for the days ahead.
Music:
Hosanna to the Son of David – Weelkes
Vinea mea electa – Poulenc
O sacrum convivium – Vytautas Miškinis
O vos omnes – Cassals
Astiterunt reges terræ – Victoria
Passion narrative (S. Matthew) – Victoria
Civitas sancti tui – Byrd

Monday of Holy Week, 26th March 2018
08:30 Holy Eucharist in the Lady Chapel of the Great
Tuesday of Holy Week, 27th March 2018
08:30 Holy Eucharist in the Lady Chapel of the Great
12:30 Holy Eucharist in The Less
Wednesday of Holy Week, 28th March 2018
Also known as Spy Wednesday, the day Judas determined to betray Jesus
08:30 Holy Eucharist in the Lady Chapel of the Great


Maundy Thursday
Maundy Thursday, 29th March 2018
20:00 The Mass of the Lord's Supper with the Washing of Feet
at the High Altar of The Great

Followed by a Watch at the Altar of Repose until Midnight
Setting: Messe cum jubilo – Duruflé
At the Washing of Feet: Ubi caritas – Chant
Motet: Si iniquitates – Wesley

Butterworth CharitySolemn LiturgyTenebrae
Good Friday, 30th March 2018
11:30 Butterworth Charity in the Churchyard of The Great
12:00 Solemn Liturgy of the Passion in The Great
The Passion (S. John) – Victoria
The Reproaches – Sanders
Crux fidelis – King John IV of Portugal
Christus factus est – Bruckner
19:00 Tenebræ in The Great
Responsories – Victoria
Christus factus est – Anerio

Easter Vigil
Easter Eve, 30th March 2018
20:00 The Easter Vigil & First Mass of Easter in the The Great
This service begins in the Cloister. Those attending are invited to gather there for the First Fire before we go in procession into the body of the church behind the newly lit Paschal Candle for the proclamation of Easter in the Exsultet.
Setting: Messe Solennelle – Vierne
Vigil Motet: Sicut cervus – Palestrina
Postlude: Litanies – Alain

Easter Day
Easter Day, 1st April 2018
09:00 Holy Eucharist in the Lady Chapel of The Great
10:00 Easter Family Eucharist
followed by an Easter Egg Hunt

11:00 Solemn Eucharist with Renewal of the Baptismal Covenant at the High Altar of The Great
with distribution of Easter Eggs at the door
Setting: Krönungsmesse – Mozart
At the Offertory: Rise Heart, from Five Mystical Songs – Vaughan Williams
Postlude: Imrpovisation sure le Victimæ Paschali – Eyre
18:30 Festal Solemn Evensong & Sermon with Benediction in The Great
Introit: Hæc dies – Wood
Responses: Shepherd
Canticles: Evening Service in D – Dyson
Anthem: My beloved spake – Hadley
At Benediction: O Salutaris & Tantum ergo – Dupré
Postlude: Toccata – Muschel

Low Sunday
Low Sunday (Easter II), 8th April 2018
09:00 Holy Eucharist in the Lady Chapel of The Great
10:00 Family Eucharist with hymns in St Bartholomew the Less
11:00 Procession & Solemn Eucharist at the High Altar of The Great
18:30 Choral Evensong & Sermon in The Great