Tag Archives: Pentecost

Music Notes | Eleventh Sunday After Pentecost

This Sunday’s Introit (entrance) chant likely continues the series of Introits taken from the Psalms in numerical order which we discussed in the notes for June 13. Some of these Ordinary Time Introits can seem to have little to do … Continue reading

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Music Notes | Fifth Sunday after Pentecost

After Jesus stills the storm in Mark 4, we find him healing and restoring, first, the Gerasene demoniac (a passage curiously omitted in the Revised Common Lectionary), then, in this week’s passage, the woman who had suffered a hemorrhage for … Continue reading

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Music Notes | Third Sunday After Pentecost

The assignment of the changeable chants of the Mass (at the Entrance, Offertory, and Communion processions, and between the Lessons) to particular liturgical days took place over some period of time, probably culminating in the seventh century. Some minor reorganization … Continue reading

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Music Notes | Trinity Sunday

The Holy Trinity is appropriately honored on the First Sunday after Pentecost, when the Church has completed its seasons of celebration of the coming and earthly ministry of Christ and the outpouring of the Holy Spirit. Acknowledgement of the Trinity … Continue reading

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Music Notes – Pentecost

Pentecost (‘fiftieth’) is the Greek name for the ancient Israelite festival of Shavuot (‘weeks’) marking the end of the harvest season fifty days, or a ‘week of weeks’, after its beginning at Pesach (Passover). Also known as the Day of First … Continue reading

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Music Notes | Sixth Sunday After Pentecost

The Biblical Canticles – Psalm-like texts from books other than the Book of Psalms – have long formed a part of Morning and Evening Prayer. At the Reformation the Church of England eliminated a series of canticles used in rotation … Continue reading

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Music Notes | Second Sunday after Pentecost

Returning to Ordinary Time, we take up Matthew’s Gospel again as the Twelve are sent to proclaim that ‘the kingdom of heaven has come near’ and to ‘cure the sick, raise the dead, cleanse the lepers, cast out demons’.  ‘Walte, … Continue reading

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Music Notes | The Day of Pentecost

The Easter Season culminates at Pentecost, which feast commemorates the constitution of Israel as a holy nation, and in Christian understanding, the renewal and radical expansion of this solemn assembly (ekklesia) of those in covenant with the LORD.‘Hail this joyful … Continue reading

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Multi-lingual Readers Needed for Pentecost

We are asking volunteers to record the Gospel reading (found below) in a language other than English for our Pentecost online worship service. We are especially interested in having the reading in languages other than those known as the romance … Continue reading

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