May the Fourth

Almighty God, King of Heaven: Grant, we beseech thee, that as we go forth against the forces of darkness, so we may be prevented by the force of thy Holy Spirit and all the heavenly host; that at the last we may enter into the Kingdom of Peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Written as a commemoration of May the Fourth (as in, “… be with you”); first used at Evensong on May 4th, 2014. For the postlude at this service, the Choirmaster–Organist played “Atrio solii”, a tour–de–force transcription of the final cue from John Williams’s score for Star Wars: A New Hope (entitled “The Throne Room”).

The crossing of the red sea

The crossing of the red sea, by Nicholas Poussin (1594–1665)

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