Choral Eucharist


Psalm

8

Hymns

466; CP 206 (t. 86);

159 (omit vv.3,4)

Setting: 

Missa Ecce ego Joannes

(Palestrina)

Anthems: 

Alleluia, I heard a voice (Thomas Weelkes)

May the grace of Christ our Saviour (Alan Weakley)

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.