Worship for the Day of Pentecost takes place both in church and online. Seats for the worship taking place in church can be booked at thedatabase.thecathedral.org.uk.
This week the online worship consists of:
- A Sung Eucharist from St Mary’s Cathedral
- A hymn – ‘Come down, O Love divine’
- Special organ music for the Day of Pentecost
- A video for Young Church members and their households
The Provost leads this service from the Cathedral. The Vice Provost is the preacher. Pat Bennett leads the Intercessions, Becki Cox leads some of the prayers and the Gospel is read by Beth Routledge. Rosamond Thomas sings the mass setting (The Salisbury Service by Grayston Ives) with Frikki Walker, organ. The anthem at Communion, ‘Litany to the Holy Spirit’ by Peter Hurford, is sung by Justine Inns accompanied by Frikki Walker. At the end of the service, the voluntary, Allegro con brio (Sonata IV, i) by Mendelssohn, is played by Steven McIntyre on the organ of Dunblane Cathedral. Steven also plays Dialogue sur les grand jeu sur Veni Creator by N de Grigny, an additional organ voluntary for the Day of Pentecost. The hymn is sung by Magnus Walker accompanied by Frikki Walker.
This week’s Online Worship was produced by artist Sid Smith. Sid joined the congregation for a month, having come to Glasgow for work. Sid is the 2018 winner of the Stuart Morgan Prize for Art History and the Kevin Slingsby Prize for Funnel Vision from the University of Oxford. She uses films and drawings to examine the discomfort of class and illness. This week, Sid created several moving images to accompany the service music for the Day of Pentecost. The artist says, ‘I responded visually to the evocative and atmospheric vocal performances.’
Download a transcript of the service here: Online Worship – 23 May 2021
Special organ music for the Day of Pentecost
Hymn – ‘Come down, O Love divine’
Come down, O Love divine,
seek thou this soul of mine,
and visit it with thine own ardor glowing;
O Comforter, draw near,
within my heart appear,
and kindle it, thy holy flame bestowing.
O let it freely burn,
till earthly passions turn
to dust and ashes in its heat consuming;
and let thy glorious light
shine ever on my sight,
and clothe me round, the while my path illuming.
Let holy charity
mine outward vesture be,
and lowliness become mine inner clothing:
true lowliness of heart,
which takes the humbler part,
and o‘er its own shortcomings weeps with loathing.
And so the yearning strong,
with which the soul will long,
shall far outpass the power of human telling;
for none can guess its grace,
till he become the place
wherein the Holy Spirit makes a dwelling.
Words: Bianco da Siena; tr: Richard Frederick Littledale
Tune: DOWN AMPNEY, Ralph Vaughan Williams (1906)
The following days will be the days for Zoom sessions for Young Church:
30 May | 13 & 27 June
10:30 – 11:00 am
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