Choral Eucharist


Psalms

104 (26-end)

Hymn(s)

466; SP 171; 376; 368

Setting

Mass Deus genitor alme (Durufle)

Anthems

Love bade me welcome (Ralph Vaughan Williams), Ave verum corpus (William 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 a hour or more, depending on the choice of music and other elements of the service.