Choral Eucharist


Psalm: 85 (8-13)

 

Hymns: 323 (t. 149 ii); 12 (omit v.4); 391

 

Setting: Messe solennelle (Vierne)

 

Anthems: Give us the wings of faith (Ernest Bullock), O taste and see (Ralph Vaughan Williams)

 

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 an hour or more, depending on the choice of music and other elements of the service.