Worship for Ascension Day takes place both in church and online. Seats for the worship taking place in church can be booked at thedatabase.thecathedral.org.uk. The service in church begins at 7.30 pm and will feature beautiful music from Geraldine Mynors and Steven McIntyre.
This week the online worship consists of:
- A Eucharist hosted by the Companions of Our Lady and St Mungo
- A hymn – ‘Hail the day that sees him rise’
- A podcast from Debbie Lewer
The Companions of the Our Lady and St Mungo lead this service from their home. Sister Helena is the preacher. The Vice Provost, the Rev Canon Oliver Brewer-Lennon leads the Intercessions, Joanna Russell leads some of the prayers and the Gospel is read by Abha Paulina. The anthem at Communion, is plainsong – ‘Viri Galilaei’ sung by Morven Bremner. At the end of the service, the voluntary is Heut triumphieret Gottes Sohn BWV 630 – JS Bach played by Steven McIntyre on the organ of Dunblane Cathedral.
Download the transcript of the service: Online Worship – Ascension 2021
Hymn – Hail the day that sees him rise
Hail the day that sees him rise, Alleluya!
Glorious to his native skies; Alleluya!
Christ, awhile to mortals given, Alleluya!
Enters now the highest heaven! Alleluya!
There the glorious triumph waits; Alleluya!,
Lift your heads, eternal gates! Alleluya!
Christ hath vanquished death and sin; Alleluya!
Take the King of glory in. Alleluya!
Lord, though parted from our sight, Alleluya!
Far above yon azure height, Alleluya!
Grant our hearts may thither rise, Alleluya!
Seeking thee beyond the skies. Alleluya!
Words: Charles Wesley (1739)
Tune: LLANFAIR 77.77 and Alleluias, Robert Williams (1817)
A podcast for Ascension Day from Debbie Lewer is available here: https://thecathedral.org.uk/2021/05/13/podcast-for-the-ascension/
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