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Vicar's News - 23 July 2023

Alexander Andreyevich Ivanov, The Appearance of Christ to Maria Magdalena, 1835

Mary Magdalene

When the men in that company abandoned Christ at the hour of mortal danger, Mary of Magdala was one of the women who stayed with him, even to the Crucifixion. She was present at the tomb, the first person to whom Jesus appeared after his resurrection and the first to preach the “Good News” of that miracle. These are among the few specific assertions made about Mary Magdalene in the Gospels. From other texts of the early Christian era, it seems that her status as an “apostle,” in the years after Jesus’ death, rivaled even that of Peter.


Sunday's Music


Prelude: Sei gegrüsset, Herr Jesu gütig, BWV 768 –

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Hymns: Processional Morning has broken

Gradual There’s a wideness in God’s mercy

Thanksgiving Hail, thou source of every blessing

Post Communion Love’s redeeming work is done

Setting: St Andrew’s Mass – Timothy Mallis (b.1996)

Psalm: 139; TiS 87

Anthem: Panis angelicus – César Franck (1822-1890)

Motet: We love the place, O God – Simon Lole (b.1957)

Postlude: Postlude in B-flat – J. Guy Ropartz (1864-1955)

Welcome back to our choir who have been on holidays.




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