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Christ Church is hosting the breakfast stall as usual.  Please come and support us!

 

Do join us for these services over the Easter weekend

Good Friday 30 March                  12h00        Good Friday devotions

Holy Saturday 31 March               19h00       Easter Eve and lighting of the new fire

Easter Sunday 1 April                     07h30       Said Mass

09h15       Choral Eucharist

The choir of Christ Church Arcadia will present a concert of Passiontide music by Byrd (Civitas sancti tui), David Hurd (Miserere), Bairstow (Lamentations), Purcell (Hear my prayer), Leighton (Solus ad victimam) amongst others. This will be followed by snacks and drinks. Please bring your friends and family and join us! Tickets 60/80 at the door.

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Remember thou art dust, and unto dust thou shalt return (Sentence for Ash Wednesday)

Blow the trumpet in Zion,
Order a fast,
Call a solemn assembly;
Gather the people,
Sanctify the congregation,
Assemble the elders,
Gather the children and nursing babes;
Let the bridegroom go out from his chamber,
And the bride from her dressing room.
Let the priests, who minister to the Lord,
Weep between the portico and the altar;
Let them say, “Spare Your people, O Lord,
And do not give Your heritage to reproach,
That the nations should rule over them.
Why should they say among the peoples,
‘Where is their God?’”
(Joel 2:15-17)

Lord Jesus, think on me,
and purge away my sin,
From earth-born passions set me free,
and make me pure within
(hymn, Bp Synesius)

Fr Danny's impactful sermon will shortly be available under the Sermons page!

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Please come and join us for fellowship and pancake yumminess after evening prayer! Suggested donation R60/R40. RSVP Trish 0835489160

Music for the mass will include:

Canterbury Mass (Anthony Piccolo)
Offertory: Senex puerum portabat (Tomás Luis da Victoria)
Communion: Author Divine (David Higgins)

Choral Evensong for the Presentation in the Temple at 18h00

Introit: Hodie beata Virgine (William Byrd)
Preces and responses: Gabriel Jackson
Magnificat: 8th mode (1st ending)
Nunc dimittis: Phillip Moore, 3rd Service
Anthem: Senex puerum portabat (Tomás Luis da Victoria)

Music for Choral Eucharist on Sunday 21 January:

Communion Service (William Mathias)
Offertory: My eyes for beauty pine (Herbert Howells)
Communion: View me, Lord (Richard Lloyd)

On Sunday we welcome to our parish the Ven Fr Palo Thabane and his family.  The normal service times of 07h30 and 09h15 will return.

Please join us for these services to greet our new parish priest.

THE place to be if you are in Gauteng on Christmas Eve is Christ Church Arcadia, where the lovely ceremony of 9 Lessons and Carols will be held at 17:30. Lessons taking us from the Garden of Eden to Bethlehem, with carols and hymns to knit the teaching together - music by John Joubert, John Tavener and Gabriel Jackson feature.

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There will also be Midnight Mass at 22:30, a said Eucharist at 07:30 on Christmas Day, and a sung Eucharist at 09:15.

'O Come, Emmanuel: Preparing for Christmas' is our annual service of music and readings for Advent, the church season preceding Christmas. The music includes congregational hymns and choral music sung by the Choir of Christ Church, directed by George King. This year our music includes a first performance at Christ Church of Jonathan Harvey's 2011 setting of Edwin Muir's poem 'The Annunciation', together with James Macmillan's 'O radiant dawn', Gabriel Jackson's 'Tomorrow go ye forth', William Byrd's 'Vigilate' and other works for Advent. All are welcome, and as this is a service there is no charge for admission, though a generous donation in the collection to the parish would be appreciated. Parking is under guard.

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