Eastertide

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Preludes and postludes are used as usual.

The best metal processional crosses and the large metal wall cross behind the choir are restored.

The full formal procession is restored to its normal routine.

The Opening Acclamation is “Alleluia! Christ is risen! / The Lord is risen indeed! Alleluia!”

The Penitential Order is discontinued.

A festival setting of the Gloria or another substantial Song of Praise such as Canticle 13 (Benedictus es, Domine) from the 1979 Book of Common Prayer such as S-236 from the Hymnal 1982 is used.

The Confession of Sin is not used.

The Comfortable Words are not used at 8 a.m. because the Confession of Sin is not used.

A sung fraction anthem is used.

The Prayer of Humble Access is omitted at the 7/8 a.m. Eucharist in Eastertide.

The dismissal includes the addition of the words “Alleluia, alleluia!”

Easter Day

The Reserved Sacrament is replenished and the candle marking its presence is restored at the first Eucharist of Easter, normally the Great Vigil of Easter.

Service times are 7, 9, and 11:15 a.m. Normally the 9 a.m. Eucharist is better attended than the 11:15, and includes more members. The 11:15 consists mostly of visitors.

Full choir sing at 9 and 11:15, and having some choral support at 7 is helpful.

The 7 a.m. Eucharist is similar to the 8 a.m. Eucharist during the rest of Eastertide except that the clergy and other ministers process to a hymn.

The 9 and 11:15 Eucharists are identical in form, and use the same order of service.

The four-fold blessing from the Book of Occasional Services is used on Easter Day.

A communion station is added in the balcony at 9 and 11:15.

Additional rented seating is added in the side aisles on Saturday morning, and removed early in Easter Week.

Special musicians normally are confined to the area near the organ console and do not require any special physical accommodation, except that the tables between presider chairs may be removed if the reredos is not present for the purpose of narrowing the row of presiders to prevent blocking the musicians.

The alternate selections from the Revised Common Lectionary are used in even years.

Altar Guild

Vestments are white (not Coronation set). All the best and most formal candlesticks, patens, chalices, bowls, linens, and crystal are used. (Possible exception: The Coronation set may be used at the Easter Vigil when David Burgdorf and Clark Trafton officiate and emcee.)

The paschal candle is displayed prominently through (and including) the Day of Pentecost.

Festival flowers are restored.

Cross veils are removed.

Last updated: June 22, 2013 at 10:27 am

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