Choral Eucharist

11 AM – 12:30 PM, CATHEDRAL
The Reverend Canon Victoria Sirota

Our largest service, warm and elegantly formal. The repertoire of our professional Cathedral Choir, volunteer Chorale and Boy and Girl Choristers derives mostly from the classical tradition--mass settings and anthems as well as great hymns and spirituals. Communion is received in the round, after a sermon from the Cathedral Dean or Chapter members.

This Sunday's sermon is "The Word Made Flesh"—
The beauty and innocence of a newborn baby is easier to celebrate than the Martyrdom of Saint Stephen (Dec. 26), Saint John’s exile to Patmos by the Emperor Domitian (Dec. 27), and the slaughter of the Holy Innocents (Dec. 28). And yet it is in that darker side of Christmas, in our brokenness, vulnerability and imperfection, that we can truly see the Divine light and receive the gift of the Christ Child.

There is no rose – Anonymous, 15th c.
Alleluia psallat – Anonymous, 13th c.