Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Evensong and Compline. Friday 1st September 2017

7pm. Evensong according to the Customary of Our Lady of Walsingham
Feria (Friday of Week 21 per annum)
Pss 6; 7; 8
Readings: Job 9:1-15, 32-35 Acts 28:1-16
9pm. Compline by Candlelight. Roman Rite, Extraordinary Form.
Feria Sexta infra Hebdomadam XII post Octavam Pentecostes IV. Augusti ~ IV. Classis
Psalms of Friday.
Te Lucis (Office hymn) Ferial.
Marian Antiphon. Salve Regina (simple tone)
Both services in the church of St Mary, Bishophill Junior, York.
All Welcome!

Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Evensong, Compline, and Vespers this week.

Evensong. Friday 25th August 2017, 7pm. 
St Louis, optional memorial
 Ps 119:73-104 
Readings: Job (1:1-22) 2:1-13.  Acts 24: 1-23) 24—25:12

Traditional Compline by Candlelight. Friday 25th August 2017, 9pm.
S. Ludovici Confessoris ~ III. classis
Psalms of Friday
Te Lucis I
Salve Regina simple tone

Choral Vespers (Michael Weeks.) First ever performance!
Sunday 27th August 2017, 5pm
Dominica XII Post Pentecosten IV. Augusti ~ II. classis
Responses: Weeks
Psalms 109, 110, 111, 112: Weeks
Psalm 113: Chant tonus peregrinus
Office Hymn: Chant
Magnificat Antiphon: Chant
Magnificat: Weeks
Marian Antiphon, Salve Regina: Lotti or Chant Solemn tone.

All services take place in the City of York's oldest church, St Mary, Bishophill Junior.

All welcome! 

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Evensong and Compline This Week.

Evensong according to the Customary of Our Lady of Walsingham
7pm, Friday 18th August, Church of St Mary, Bishophill Junior, York

Feria (Friday of Week 19 per annum)
Pss 93; 94
Readings:  Judg 14:20 - 15:20 Acts 21:37 - 22:16

Compline by Candlelight. Roman Rite, Extraordinary Form.
9pm. Same Day. Same venue!

Feria sexta infra Hebd X post Octavam Pentecostes II. Augusti    IV. Classis

Psalms of Friday
Office Hymn, Ferial tune
Salve Regina, simple tone.

All welcome!

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Compline by Candlelight.

9pm Friday 11th August, St Mary’s Bishophill Junior, York

Feria sexta infra Hebd IX post Octavam Pentecostes I. Augusti    IV. Classis

After singing the Dominican Rite in honour of St Dominic last week, we revert to the Roman rite and singing the Office of the day which means:

Psalms of Friday
Office Hymn (Te Lucis) is the Ferial tune.
Salve Regina (simple tone)

Please be aware that the York Ordinariate Mission are now using the church earlier on Friday evenings. After two successful trials, Evensong goes public this week, and is therefore open to anyone who might wish to attend! This service commences at 7pm. It’s therefore quite possible that anyone attending may wish to stay on for Compline, so please take note. J There was some interest from people who attended the Medieval festival at the weekend, so we shall see what happens.

Of course, neither of these services are official Rudgate events. I mention them here, because I’m involved in both, Cantoring the first (indeed, I have oversight of all public Liturgy celebrated by the York Ordinariate at the moment) and Officiating the second!

Until next week’s instalment… J

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

This Weekend

Compline by Candlelight, 9pm, Friday 4th August.

St Mary’s, Bishophill Junior, York.

Feast of St Dominic, Class III

Normally, we would just sing the Roman Rite Office for a Friday as we have been doing the last few weeks, which have all been 3rd class. However, I can’t let the opportunity pass by of singing the Dominican Rite for this particular feast, especially as some of us will also be singing it the following evening for the Medieval Festival!

Consequently, I shall prepare an order of service which we’ll use instead of the Roman Rite books, which will hopefully be available as a pdf file before Friday, but hard copies will be available on the night of course!

It would probably be an advantage to arrive earlier to look at the music, in particular the differences between the Dominican chant we’ll be using and the Gregorian which we usually sing. J

For those of you who don’t sing with us, either on a regular basis, or indeed, at all, I’m going to crave your indulgence as I go into mini-rant mode directed towards some of our regular singers. (This blog is also circulated to a dedicated Facebook group for those who attend Compline, or are interested in what we are doing.)

Please be aware that you’re in church to take part in an actual SERVICE, and keep the idle chat down to the bare minimum, ideally waiting till afterwards before going into chat-mode as opposed to chant-mode! Some of us are trying to pray before the Office commences, and it is becoming very difficult to concentrate to concentrate on this due to the excessive amount of noise coming from the Vestry! Please show some consideration for your fellow singers, and appreciation of your surroundings, especially being aware that we have the enormous privilege of singing the Divine Office (mainly in the Latin Rite) in the oldest church in the City of York!

Here endeth the rant. J

Friday Compline is, of course, open to the public. This weekend, we also have the Medieval Festival with an open rehearsal at 2.30pm, followed by Roman Rite Vespers of the BVM at 4pm. As I mentioned earlier, we return to sing Dominican Rite Compline at 8pm.

All welcome if you’re in or near York this weekend. J