Please note that our scheduled Evening Prayer + Music for March 22 is now cancelled. We do this out of an abundance of caution and concern for our parish family and local community in the midst of the COVID19 outbreak. We’ll keep you posted as to the rescheduled date. In the meantime, pray for each other, wash your hands, and stay home if at all possible. Blessings and peace to you all in the conviction that NOTHING separates us from the love of God in Christ Jesus.
We invite you to attend a liturgy after dark. Evening Prayer + Music is an experience of the evening office which orchestrates liturgy, readings, chamber music, candles, and prayer. A bit different from the classic Evensong as sung by a cathedral choir, our expression offers ancient and modern chamber music, hymns and settings of the canticles sung by the congregation, and all within the embrace of Canterbury’s exquisite sanctuary.
If I say, “Surely the darkness will cover me, and the light
around me turn to night,” darkness is not dark to you, O
Lord; the night is as bright as the day; darkness and light to
you are both alike. Psalm 139:10,11
The next EP+M is scheduled for Sunday, March 22, 2020 at 3 PM. The Reverend Doctor Jeanine Driscoll, Rector of St. Thomas, will officiate at the liturgy and music for viola da gamba & organ from the German Baroque will be performed by Sarah Manthey and Frederick Frahm. Repertoire will include the Lachrimae Pavaen by Johann Schop (1590-1667) and a Sonata in B Minor by Johann Gottlieb Graun (1703-1771).
Metrical settings of the Phos Hilaron, Magnificat, and Nunc Dimittis will be sung by the congregation to familiar hymn-tunes. The rite for Evening Prayer will be drawn from the Book of Common Prayer (1979).
A retiring collection will be received at the end of the liturgy which will be used to further the Music & Arts ministries at Canterbury and to support of ABQ FaithWorks Collaborative.
Keep in mind that parking is limited in the church lot, but available in the very near neighborhood, and that the liturgy begins with the voluntary promptly at 3 PM.
We hope you will join us!