Advent Carols 2018

Order of Service


Choir: Matin Responsory – Palestrina
(sung by the choir from the west end of the church)

Processional Hymn: O come, O come Emmanuel
(the choir processes to top of the nave)

Bidding Prayers & Lord’s Prayer

Choir: Advent Prose  Rorate Cœli

Hymn: Creator of the starry height
(choir processes to chancel stalls)

First Lesson: Isaiah XL 1-11
The Prophet proclaims good news to a people in exile.
First Antiphon: ‘O wisdom...’
Choir:  This is the record of John – Grayston Ives

Second Lesson: Jeremiah XXIII 5-8
The Lord prepares to send his people a righteous king
Second Antiphon: ‘O Adonai…’
Choir:  Let all mortal flesh keep silence – Bairstow
Hymn: Come thou long-expected Jesus

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 TreeElizabeth 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: Into this world of sorrow – Buck

Fifth Lesson: Isaiah XXXV 1-10
The Prophet foretells the glory of God’s Kingdom
Fifth Antiphon: ‘O Morning Star...’
Choir:  Never weather-beaten sail – Richard Shephard

Sixth Lesson: Luke I 26-35, 38
The Angel Gabriel salutes Our Lady
Sixth Antiphon: ‘O king of the nations...’
Choir:  Bogoroditsye Dyevo – Arvo Pärt

Hymn: O day of God, draw nigh

Seventh Lesson: Mark 1 1-15
Jesus proclaims the gospel of the Kingdom
Seventh Antiphon: ‘O Emmanuel...’

Choir:  A maiden most gentle – Andrew Carter
Eighth Antiphon: ‘O Virgin of virgins…’

Advent Collect & Blessing

Hymn: Lo! He comes with clouds descending

Organ Voluntary: (Peter Godden)

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