Holy Trinity Sunday

Holy Trinity Sunday – A hymn Thy strong Word did cleave the darkness; At thy speaking it was done. For created light we thank Thee While thine ordered seasons run Alleluia! Alleluia! Praise to thee who light dost send! Alleluia without end! Lo, on those who dwelt in darkness, Dark as night and deep...

Ephrem of Edessa – Hymn

A hymn by Ephrem of Edessa From God Christ’s deity came forth, His manhood from humanity; his priesthood from Melchizedek, his royalty from David’s tree: praised be his Oneness. He joined with guests at wedding feast, Yet in the wilderness did fast; he taught within the temple’s gates; his people saw him die at...

Paschal Time, Day 33

Eastertide, the 33rd Day This joyful Eastertide, Away with sin and sorrow! My love, the Crucified, Has sprung to life this morrow. Had Christ, who once was slain, Not burst his three-day prison, Our faith had been in vain, But now has Christ arisen, arisen, arisen, But now has Christ arisen! ~Hymn: LBW 149

Second Sunday of Easter

Second Sunday of Easter – 4. That night the apostles met in fear; Amidst them came their Lord most dear, And said, “My peace be on all here.” Alleluia! 5. When Thomas first the tidings heard, How they had seen the risen Lord, He doubted the disciples’ word. Alleluia~ 6. “My wounded side, O...

Organ Update

David Wigton of Wigton Pipe Organs is preparing our organ at his shop in nearby Dryden. Much remains to be done but all three windchests, most of the case, and most of the pipes are present. In this photo the Swell shades have been removed, some parts of the case are missing, and the...

Saint Ambrose

December 7 – St. Ambrose, Bishop of Milan An Advent hymn, words by Ambrose. Martin Luther based his Nun Komm, der Heiden heiland (Savior of the nations, come) on it. Veni redemptor gentium 1-Redeemer of the nations, come; reveal yourself in virgin birth, the birth which ages all adore, a wondrous birth, befitting God....