Eucharist - Ascension Day


The day on which the Church remembers the ascension of Jesus, forty days after Easter.

Men's voices

 

Psalm47

 

Hymns: 130; (i) (omit vv 3,4); 134

 

Setting: Three-part mass (Byrd)

 

Anthems: Viri Galilei (Wiliam Byrd)

 

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.