November 14, 2021, Remembrance Sunday

This period in the Church year is known as “The Season after Pentecost” or “Ordinary Time.”  The term “ordinary” refers to how the New Testament passages are generally read in order or in sequence, as opposed to being arranged by specific theme as in other seasons.  During this season the Gospel passages focus on the beginning of Jesus’ ministry and how he is revealed to the world as the Christ.  In Year B (the second in a three-year cycle: A, B & C) most of the Gospel passages are from the Gospel according to Mark.  The Old Testament Lesson and the Psalm are chosen because they relate to the words and message of Jesus.  The New Testament Lesson is independent of these readings and is almost always taken from one of the Letters in the New Testament that reflects the common life and mission of the first Christian community.

Our Celebrant & Preacher today is The Rev. Matthew H. Mead.

Today’s In Person Worship

  • Every Sunday at 8am the Eucharist (Rite 1) is celebrated in the Church.  The service is from the red Book of Common Prayer, beginning on page 323, and includes 2 pre-recorded hymns, and lasts about 45 minutes. Weather permitting coffee and tea are available in Garden afterwards.
  • Every Sunday at 10am the Eucharist (Rite 2) is celebrated in the Church. The service is from the red Book of Common Prayer, beginning on page 355.  See below for detailed music information.  The service lasts about an hour.  Weather permitting coffee and tea are available in Garden afterwards.
  • Healing Prayers are offered at the Bolton Altar following both services.
  • Please review these Guidelines before attending worship at Christ Church.

Today’s Live-Stream Worship & Sermon Archives

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

The Collect

Blessed Lord, who caused all holy Scriptures to be written for our learning: Grant us so to hear them, read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest them, that we may embrace and ever hold fast the blessed hope of everlasting life, which you have given us in our Savior Jesus Christ; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

The Old Testament

Daniel 12:1-3

The Lord spoke to Daniel in a vision and said, “At that time Michael, the great prince, the protector of your people, shall arise. There shall be a time of anguish, such as has never occurred since nations first came into existence. But at that time your people shall be delivered, everyone who is found written in the book. Many of those who sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt. Those who are wise shall shine like the brightness of the sky, and those who lead many to righteousness, like the stars forever and ever.”

Psalm 16, Conserva me, Domine

1 Protect me, O God, for I take refuge in you; *
I have said to the Lord, “You are my Lord,
my good above all other.”

2 All my delight is upon the godly that are in the land, *
upon those who are noble among the people.

3 But those who run after other gods *
shall have their troubles multiplied.

4 Their libations of blood I will not offer, *
nor take the names of their gods upon my lips.

5 O Lord, you are my portion and my cup; *
it is you who uphold my lot.

6 My boundaries enclose a pleasant land; *
indeed, I have a goodly heritage.

7 I will bless the Lord who gives me counsel; *
my heart teaches me, night after night.

8 I have set the Lord always before me; *
because he is at my right hand I shall not fall.

9 My heart, therefore, is glad, and my spirit rejoices; *
my body also shall rest in hope.

10 For you will not abandon me to the grave, *
nor let your holy one see the Pit.

11 You will show me the path of life; *
in your presence there is fullness of joy,
and in your right hand are pleasures for evermore.

The Epistle

Hebrews 10:11-25
Every priest stands day after day at his service, offering again and again the same sacrifices that can never take away sins. But when Christ had offered for all time a single sacrifice for sins, “he sat down at the right hand of God,” and since then has been waiting “until his enemies would be made a footstool for his feet.” For by a single offering he has perfected for all time those who are sanctified. And the Holy Spirit also testifies to us, for after saying,

“This is the covenant that I will make with them
after those days, says the Lord:

I will put my laws in their hearts,
and I will write them on their minds,”

he also adds,

“I will remember their sins and their lawless deeds no more.”

Where there is forgiveness of these, there is no longer any offering for sin.  Therefore, my friends, since we have confidence to enter the sanctuary by the blood of Jesus, by the new and living way that he opened for us through the curtain (that is, through his flesh), and since we have a great priest over the house of God, let us approach with a true heart in full assurance of faith, with our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water. Let us hold fast to the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who has promised is faithful. And let us consider how to provoke one another to love and good deeds, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day approaching.

The Gospel

Mark 13:1-8
As Jesus came out of the temple, one of his disciples said to him, “Look, Teacher, what large stones and what large buildings!” Then Jesus asked him, “Do you see these great buildings? Not one stone will be left here upon another; all will be thrown down.”  When he was sitting on the Mount of Olives opposite the temple, Peter, James, John, and Andrew asked him privately, “Tell us, when will this be, and what will be the sign that all these things are about to be accomplished?” Then Jesus began to say to them, “Beware that no one leads you astray. Many will come in my name and say, ‘I am he!’ and they will lead many astray. When you hear of wars and rumors of wars, do not be alarmed; this must take place, but the end is still to come. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom; there will be earthquakes in various places; there will be famines. This is but the beginning of the birthpangs.”

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: Father Matt (914.471.0260), 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:

Our prayers are asked especially for: Marion, Shane, Rosemary, Rob, Marcia, Mike, Anne, Alexander, Ginny, Craig, Barbara, Mary, Ralph, Everton,  Jed, Marcia, Sammy, Monica, Rebecca, Janet, Amina, Alexia Grace, Alison, John, Emma, Peilin, Hildy, Martin,  Jason, Yen, Terry, Erica, Susan, Ariana, Sue, Xandra, Sigi, Joyce, Julie, Scott, Sherrie, Michelle, Karen, Lisa, Laurelyn, Rob, Drue, Rob, Bill, Andrea, Sue,  Lael, M & D, Sandy, the Salvatore family, Joe, Dean, Danielle, Morris, and Katie.

We give thanks for those celebrating birthdays this week and in the coming week:  Sigi Sessa (November 12), Liam Mead (November 13), Jean Gruener (November 15), Amy Heese (November 19), Jackie Kraft (November 19, and Susan Ruddy (November 19).

We pray for those in our Armed Services especially: Joseph, Kevin, Jack, Leopold, Philip, Jake, Matthew, Robert, Philip-Jason, Nicholas, Sam, Jack, Helen, Mitchel, Alec, Tia, Tyrese, and Terrence.

We pray that all elected and appointed officials may be led to wise decisions and right actions for the welfare and peace of the world, especially Joseph our President, and Kathy our Governor.

The flowers on the Altar are in loving memory of Rose & Samuel Lore, parents of Angela Lore Barone, and also in loving memory of Thomas Salvatore III.

We pray for those who have died, especially (__________and) for those who have died from COVID-19.

Rest eternal grant to them, O Lord

And let light perpetual shine upon them.

May their souls and the souls of the departed, through the mercy of God,
rest in peace.  Amen

Today’s Music

Prelude:     Le Banquet Céleste Olivier Messiæn (1908-1992)
“Celui qui mange ma chair et boit mon sang demeure en moi et moi en lui.”
– Jean 6.56
“He that eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, dwelleth in me, and I in him.”
– John 6: 56, KJV

Entrance Hymn: 287 For all the saints, Sine Nomine

Kyrie eleison: S91 Lord, have mercy upon us fromMissa de Sancta Maria Magdalena    Healey Willan (1880-1968)

Psalm:16, Conserva me, Domine         Anglican chant, Edward Cuthbert Bairstow (1874-1946), arr. Jeffrey Hoffman (b. 1970)
(text reprinted above with the lectionary propers)

Sequence Hymn: 286  Who are these like stars appearing,  Zeuch mich, zeuch mich

Kontakion for the Dead: Hymn 355, Kievan Chant (the choir will chant this Kontakion as the names of the departed are read)

Motet at the Offertory: II. Offertorium from Requiem, Op. 48  Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)

O Domine, Jesu Christe, Rex Gloriae
libera animas defunctorum
de poenis inferni et de profundo lacu
O Domine, Jesu Christe, Rex Gloriae
libera animas defunctorum de ore leonis
ne absorbeat eus Tartarus ne cadant in obscurum.

{Sed signifer sanctus Michaël
representet eas in lucem sanctam,
quam olim Abrahae promisisti
et semini eius.}

Hostias et preces tibi Domine, laudis offerimus
tu suscipe pro animabus illis
quarum hodie memoriam facimus.

Fac eas, Domine, de morte transire ad vitam
Quam olim Abrahae promisisti et semini eus.

– Offertorium from Missa pro defunctis, Missale Romanum

Lord Jesus Christ, King of glory,
deliver the souls of all the faithful departed
from punishments of hell,
and from the deep lake.

Deliver them from the mouth of the lion,
may the abyss not swallow them up,
may they not fall into darkness.

[But may the holy standard-bearer Michael
lead them to that holy light
which of old Thou didst promise Abraham
and his seed.]

Sacrifices and prayers to Thee,
O Lord, we offer with praise.
O receive them for the souls of those
whom today we commemorate.

Make them, O Lord,
to pass from death to life,
which of old Thou didst promise Abraham
and his seed.
– Offertory from the Mass for the Dead (Requiem Mass), Roman Missal

Hymn at the Offertory: 380, v. 3 Praise God from whom all blessings flow, Old 100th

Sanctus et benedictus: S129 Holy, holy, holy Lord God of power and might   Robert J. Powell

Agnus Dei: S163 Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world    Robert J. Powell

Motet during Communion: VII. In paradisum from Requiem, Op. 48  Gabriel Fauré

In Paradisum deducant Angeli in tuo
adventu suscipiant te Martyres
et perducant te in civitatem sanctam Jerusalem

Chorus Angelorum te suscipiat
et cum Lazaro quondam paupere
aeternam habeas requiem.
from Missa pro defunctis, Missale Romanum

Into paradise may the angels lead you.
At your coming may the martyrs receive you
and lead you into the holy city, Jerusalem.

May a choir of angels welcome you,
and where Lazarus is poor no more,
may you have everlasting rest.
– from the Mass for the Dead (Requiem Mass), Roman Missal

Hymn: 618 Ye Watchers and Ye Holy Ones,  Laßt uns erfreuen

Organ Voluntary:  Apparition de l’église éternelle    Olivier Messiæn 

Today’s choir is Jeff Bodenmann, Curtis Chase, Simon Cram, Jann Degnan, Linda Gerra, Mboti (Missy) Kisob, Melody Joy Rubin, José Ruiz, Jim Young, and Margaret Young
Jeffrey Hoffman, organist & director of music

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