Choral Mattins for Remembrance Sunday

A SERVICE OF CHORAL MATTINS
for Remembrance Sunday
Sunday, November 12th, 2017 at 11:00 AM

Mattins, the morning counterpart to Evensong, is drawn from elements of the monastic prayer offices of Matins, Lauds and Prime. While Choral Mattins has been sadly forgotten in many churches, this jewel of Anglican worship is a tradition carefully preserved at Saint Stephen’s. Sung by the Choir each Sunday (except for the first Sunday of the month), Choral Mattins begins at 11:00 AM and ordinarily lasts about an hour.

This Sunday’s Choral Mattins service will honour the memory of those who laid down their lives in service to our country. The Choir of Men & Boys will sing ‘For the Fallen’, a verse of Laurence Binyon’s poem set to music by Douglas Guest for the 1971 Remembrance Day service in Westminster Abbey. Other Music will include the Thomas Tallis Preces & Responses; Benjamin Britten’s Jubilate Deo; Walford Davies’ setting of Psalm 121; and congregational hymns ‘I vow to thee, my country’, ‘O valiant hearts, who to your glory came’, and ‘O day of peace that dimly shines’ sung to the tune Jerusalem. The service will conclude with an organ transcription of Samuel Barber’s ‘Adagio for Strings’.

Visitors from all faiths are always heartily welcomed to join us in worship, and all are invited to remain for a light reception following the service.

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1 comment to Choral Mattins for Remembrance Sunday

  • The Reverend Peter M. Hawkins

    “A SERVICE OF CHORAL MATTINS for Remembrance Sunday Sunday, November 12th, 2017 at 11:00 AM
    Mattins, the morning counterpart to Evensong, is drawn from elements of the monastic prayer offices of Matins, Lauds and Prime.”
    Les office divine majeures here are Matin and Vepres and they are descended from the “Cathedral” offices, which come from the Synogogue ones. The temple seems to have had a similar arrangement.
    The later incoporation of Bhuddist Moanasticism into the Church made it necessary to fill the Monastic Day with prayers to ensure that monks did not get into mischief against the government.

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