Choral Eucharist


Psalm: 85 (7-end)

 

Hymns: 332 (omit vv. 2,6); CP 235 (t. 84); 12

 

Setting: Missa Ecce ego Joannes (Palestrina)

 

Anthems: How beauteous are their feet (Charles Villiers Stanford), This is the record of John (Orlando Gibbons)

 

A Choral Eucharist is the same as a said Eucharist, except with the addition of glorious organ music and choral pieces, hymns in which the congregation joins the singing, and a homily or sermon. This usually takes place on Sunday mornings and at other times on special festival days.

The Choral Eucharist is almost always located in the nave; the service lasts for a hour or more, depending on the choice of music and other elements of the service.