June 12, 2022 First Sunday after Pentecost: Trinity Sunday

On the First Sunday after Pentecost the Church observes Trinity Sunday, a feast to celebrate God’s revelation of himself to us as the Trinity.  The feast is a favorite for many members of the Church, especially because of the wonderful hymns associated with this observance.  The feast seems to have arisen in Spain and France in the seventh and eighth centuries as a result of controversies concerning the nature of God.  The observance did not become universal in the Western Church until 1334.

The service is from the red Book of Common Prayer 1979.  All hymns are taken from the blue Hymnal 1982.  All hymns are reprinted with permission under OneLicense.net A713125.

Our Celebrant and Preacher this Sunday is the Reverend Matthew Hoxsie Mead.

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Today’s Propers (Collect & Lections from Holy Scripture)

The Collect
Almighty and everlasting God, you have given to us your servants grace, by the confession of a true faith, to acknowledge the glory of the eternal Trinity, and in the power of your divine Majesty to worship the Unity: Keep us steadfast in this faith and worship, and bring us at last to see you in your one and eternal glory, O Father; who with the Son and the Holy Spirit live and reign, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

The First Lesson
Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31
Does not wisdom call, and does not understanding raise her voice? On the heights, beside the way, at the crossroads she takes her stand; beside the gates in front of the town, at the entrance of the portals she cries out: “To you, O people, I call, and my cry is to all that live. The LORD created me at the beginning of his work, the first of his acts of long ago. Ages ago I was set up, at the first, before the beginning of the earth. When there were no depths I was brought forth, when there were no springs abounding with water. Before the mountains had been shaped, before the hills, I was brought forth– when he had not yet made earth and fields, or the world’s first bits of soil. When he established the heavens, I was there, when he drew a circle on the face of the deep, when he made firm the skies above, when he established the fountains of the deep, when he assigned to the sea its limit, so that the waters might not transgress his command, when he marked out the foundations of the earth, then I was beside him, like a master worker; and I was daily his delight, rejoicing before him always, rejoicing in his inhabited world and delighting in the human race.”

The Psalm
Canticle 13
A Song of Praise   Benedictus es, Domine

Glory to you, Lord God of our fathers; *
you are worthy of praise; glory to you.

Glory to you for the radiance of your holy Name; *
we will praise you and highly exalt you for ever.

Glory to you in the splendor of your temple; *
on the throne of your majesty, glory to you.

Glory to you, seated between the Cherubim; *
we will praise you and highly exalt you for ever.

Glory to you, beholding the depths; *
in the high vault of heaven, glory to you.

Glory to you, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit; *
we will praise you and highly exalt you for ever.

Romans 5:1-5
Since we are justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have obtained access to this grace in which we stand; and we boast in our hope of sharing the glory of God. And not only that, but we also boast in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not disappoint us, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit that has been given to us.

The Gospel
John 16:12-15
Jesus said to the disciples, “I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth; for he will not speak on his own, but will speak whatever he hears, and he will declare to you the things that are to come. He will glorify me, because he will take what is mine and declare it to you. All that the Father has is mine. For this reason I said that he will take what is mine and declare it to

Parish Prayer List

Please note that names are listed alphabetically by last name of the person being prayed for (if it is known).  We do not list last names for privacy reasons. For pastoral emergencies call or text one of the clergy: While Father Matt is in the Holy Land, please call Deacon Chisara Alimole (914.338.5194), or call the parish office (914.738.5515).  If you have any updates (birthdays, prayers additions, etc., please let us know.) Please submit names you wish to be included by Tuesday morning, to Marie at: marie@christchurchpelham.org.  

We are Rebooting the Prayer List on June 12.  Our next spoke prayer list will be on Sunday, June 26.  If you wish to add names to the list, please contact Marie (email above).

Today’s Music

Organ Prelude:   Chorale-Prelude on “Großer Gott, wir loben dich” (“Holy God, we praise thy Name”) from A Little Organ Book Simon Peberdy
Hymn in Procession: 370 I bind unto myself today; St. Patrick’s Breastplate

Gloria in Excelsis: S-278, William Matthias (1934-1992)

Canticle 13, Benedictus es, Domine; John Rutter (b. 1945)

Sequence Hymn: 362 Holy, holy holy; Nicaea

Motet at the Offertory:  Cherubikon (Cherubic hymn) No. 7 Dymitro Bortnianskyi (1751-1825)

Иже Херувимы тайно образующе,
и животворящей Тройцѣ трисвятую пѣснь припѣвающе.
Всякое нынѣ житейское отложимъ попеченіе.
Яко да Царя всѣх подымемъ,
Aнгельскими невидимо дори-носима чинми. Аллилуіa.

— Cherubikon, Hymn for the Great Entrance, Slavonic liturgy

We, who mystically represent the Cherubim,
And chant the thrice-holy hymn to the Life-giving Trinity,
Let us set aside the cares of life
That we may receive the King of all,
Who comes invisibly escorted by the Divine Hosts. Alleluia.

Offertory hymn: 363 Ancient of days, who sittest throned in glory; Coburn

Sanctus et Benedictus: S-128 William Matthias

Agnus Dei, S-156 William Matthias

Anthem during Communion: Tibi laus, tibi gloria Orlando di Lasso(c. 1532-1594)

Tibi laus, tibi gloria, tibi gratiarum actio in saecula sempiterna, O beata Trinitas.
Et benedictum nomen gloriae tuae sanctum: et laudabile et super exaltatum in saecula. Amen.

Praise to you, glory to you, thanksgiving to you forever and ever, O blessed Trinity.
And blessed is the Holy Name of your glory, praiseworthy and exalted above all forever. Amen.

Hymn in Procession: 366 Holy God, we praise thy name;     Großer Gott

Organ voluntary: Grand Chœur, Opus 59, No. 4 Théodore-César Salomé (1834-1896)

Today’s choir is Jeff Bodenmann, Curtis Chase, Simon Cram*, Jann Degnan*, Linda Gerra, Cherrie Greenhalgh, Emily Kane, Missy Kisob, Jeanmarie Lally*, José Ruíz*, and Margaret Young
Jeffrey Hoffman, organist & director of music

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