The worship for Ascension Day, 21 May 2020, can be found in several videos:
- Three videos that form a service of Holy Communion
- An anthem from the choir
- A candle lighting liturgy for use in the home
As access to the cathedral building is restricted, this week’s worship takes the form of a house eucharist hosted by the Vice Provost from his home. Other voices come from members of the congregation, some of whom are self-isolating at home. The sermon is preached by the Most Rev Mark Strange, Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church. Heather O’Connor reads the Gospel and Frikki Walker reads a Prayer-Poem by American metaphysical poet Edward Taylor (c.1642–1729). Music for the Ordinary of the Mass is a setting for three voices by Antonio Lotti (1667-1740) sung by the Inns family. Les and Rona MacLeod perform movements from Oboe Sonata, TWV 41:a3 by Georg Philipp Telemann (1681–1767) at Communion and at the end of the service. Bells of the Cathedral rung by St Mary’s Guild of Change Ringers, recorded before lockdown.
Download a PDF transcript of the service here:
Online Worship – Ascension Day 2020
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The Cathedral Choir sings If Ye Love Me by Thomas Tallis.
A Lucernarium for Easter
A candle-lighting liturgy for use at home during the COVID-19 pandemic
Find the Order of Service along with a downloadable PDF with musical responses here.
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