Order of Service for the Feast of St James

Published Tuesday 18th July 2023, at 12:31 p.m.

Sung Eucharist For the Feast of St James the Greater

July 23rd, 2023 10.30 am

Celebrant and preacher: Fr Tim Choir: St James Organist: Sir Andrew Parmley Setting: Mass in D (Dvorak)

Introit If ye love me (Tallis)

If ye love me, keep my commandments, and I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another comforter, that he may bide with you forever, e'en the spirit of truth.

Hymn No. 585 The church’s one foundation


Please kneel for the Prayers of Preparation

Lord’s Prayer & Collect for Purity BCP p.237

The Summary of the Law, after which the people say: Lord have mercy upon us, and incline our hearts to keep this law.


Collect for the Day BCP p.222


The Epistle: Acts 11.27 BCP p.223

Gradual Locus iste (Bruckner)

Locus iste a Deo factus est, inaestimabile sacramentum, irreprehensibilis est. This place was made by God, a priceless sacrament; it is without reproach.[1]

Gospel Acclamation Alleluia! Ye have not chosen me but I have chosen you, and ordained you that ye should go and should bring forth fruit and that your fruit should remain. Alleluia!

After the Gospel is proclaimed the people say Glory be to thee, O Lord.

Gospel: S. Matthew 20.20 BCP p.223

After the Gospel the people say: Praise be to thee, O Christ.




Offertory Hymn No. 543 O praise ye the Lord

Prayer for the Church BCP p.244 Invitation & Confession BCP p.251 Absolution, Comfortable Words BCP p.252


Priest: The Lord be with you R: And with thy spirit Sursum corda BCP p.252 Sanctus & Benedictus BCP p.253 Prayer of Humble Access BCP p.255


After the Prayer of Consecration, the priest says: The peace of the Lord be always with you R: And with thy spirit



Motet O Lord the maker of all things

O Lorde, the maker of al thinge, We pray Thee now in this evening Us to defende, through Thy mercy, From al deceite of our en'my. Let neither us deluded be, Good Lorde, with dreame or phantasy, Our hearte wakyng in Thee Thou kepe, That we in sinne fal not on slepe.

i.e., so that we do not fall into sin while asleep O Father, throughe Thy blessed Sonne, Grant us this our peticion, To whom with the Holy Ghost alwaies, In heav'n and yearth be laude and praise.

Priest: As our Saviour Christ hath commanded and taught us we are bold to say: Lord’s Prayer BCP p.257

PRAYER OF OBLATION Said by the priest alone

Gloria BCP p. 259

Blessing BCP p. 259

Hymn No. 549 The Church’s one foundation

Organ voluntary Carillon-Sortie (Henri Mulet)