Advent Carol Service 2021

28 November 2021, 5:00pm

Order of Service

Choir: Matin Responsory – Palestrina

Hymn O come, o come Emmanuel
(The choir processes to the top of the nave)

Bidding Prayers & Lord’s Prayer

Choir: Advent Prose  Rorate Cœli

First Lesson: Isaiah XL 1-11
The Prophet proclaims good news to a people in exile.
First Antiphon: ‘O wisdom…’
Choir: Let all mortal flesh keep silence – Bairstow

Second Lesson: Jeremiah XXIII 5-8
The Lord prepares to send his people a righteous king
Second Antiphon: ‘O Adonai…’
Choir:  This is the truth from above – Vaughan Williams

Hymn: Hills of the north rejoice

Third Lesson: Zechariah IX 9-12
The Lord promises that the king will come in peace
Third Antiphon: ‘O root of Jesse…’
Choir:   Jesus Christ the Apple Tree – Elizabeth Poston

Fourth Lesson: Haggai II 6-9
The prophet foretells the coming of the desire of all nations
Fourth Antiphon: ‘O key of David…’
Choir: Daughters of Sion – Malcolm C. Boyle

Fifth Lesson: Isaiah XXXV 1-10
The Prophet foretells the glory of God’s Kingdom
Fifth Antiphon: ‘O Morning Star…’
Choir:  Out of your sleep – RR Bennett

Hymn: Come thou long expected Jesus

Sixth Lesson: Luke I 26-35, 38
The Angel Gabriel salutes Our Lady
Sixth Antiphon: ‘O king of the nations…’
Choir:  The Angel Gabriel – Basque carol arr. Archer

Seventh Lesson: Mark I 1-15
Jesus proclaims the gospel of the Kingdom
Seventh Antiphon: ‘O Emmanuel…’
Choir:  A maiden most gentle – Carter
Eighth Antiphon: ‘O Virgin of virgins…’

Advent Collect & Blessing

Hymn: Lo, He comes with clouds descending

Organ Voluntary: Chorale Prelude on Old 104th – CHH Parry