A Rainy Day in London Town
by Jay Newlin
Wednesday was rainy and cool in London – not very surprising, even in August! Like true Londoners (which some of us feel like we are becoming), we opened our brellies and carried on, enjoying as many indoor sites as we could find.
Evensong this evening brought praise from those who worshiped with us. One of our groupies said that the anthem made him feel as though he had been brought into the presence of God. Claire declared the same anthem to be “stunning.” An elderly gentleman who attends the Cathedral regularly asked Claire if she was associated with the visiting choir. She told him that she was the Rector of the church. His response: “Oh, very good. You must be awfully proud.” She said, “If I was any prouder I would burst.”
In Evensong, the Choir leads, but everyone prays. These comments prove it.
(Thursday is our “day off” [no Evensong], so most of the choir will be visiting Hampton Court, which is a bit of a journey from London.)
Evensong on Friday, August 11 will include:
- Psalm 105:23-44 [https://bible.oremus.org/?ql=369314161] (While this may seem like an unusual Psalm,
remember that the cathedral follows the ancient practice of reading through the Psalms in a semi-
contiguous fashion over a period of several months. This Psalm retells the story of God’s saving activity
on behalf of the Patriarchs.)
- Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis by Philip Moore
- Anthem: “Thou Wilt Keep Him in Perfect Peace” by Samuel Sebastian Wesley
August 13, 2017
August 13, 2017