Hymns: 351; 457 (ii); 279 (t. 331); 306
Setting: Missa Aeterna Christi munera (Palestrina)
Anthem: In God’s word (Henry Purcell) O sacrum convivium (Giovanni Croce)
The 'traditional rite' Choral Eucharist is the first in our monthly pattern of Sundays at Southwark at Six (pm). The description 'traditional’ reflects the Elizabethan language, the way that the service is staged, and the fact that the choral music is often sung in Latin (with English translation), and was often composed in the 16th and 17th centuries. The shape of the service is thoroughly contemporary, however, and the combination evokes a sense of timelessness in the worship of God’s eternity, and our connection with those who have been worshipping God in this place for many centuries.
The service lasts for about an hour and takes place in the nave of the Cathedral.
First Sunday of the month 6.00 pm