Sassetta, Journey of the Magi, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1435
This Sunday we'll be singing our third and final Lessons&Carols service of the season, in celebration of Epiphany.
Sunday's Evensong will also include familiar hymns and readings, both of the relevant scriptural passages and some innovative poetry selections. I will, in fact, be reading Gerard Manley Hopkins' "That Nature is a Heraclitean Fire and of the Comfort of the Resurrection" -- a rather daunting prospect for which I am practicing! Here's a link to an audio recording I made of the poem:
Jan Brueghel, Adoration of the Magi, The Hermitage, St. Petersburg
A man in our parish keeps a music calendar for the cathedral's services, and publishes it on the web; it includes beautiful art appropriate to the time of the liturgical year, and a full list of the music to be performed with links to online audio, and information about composers and writers of texts. I know it is his labor of love, but I appreciate it so much, and doubt think he gets the recognition his effort deserves! Anyway, here is his listing for Sunday's music, which will be streamed live on Radio Ville-Marie at 4:00 pm Eastern Time (for listeners in the UK, we are five hours different, so that's 9 pm your time.) I hope the whole service will fit within the one hour limit of the broadcast, but if not, you will still hear most of it. (Click the arrow in the blue band at the bottom right of the screen banner, where it says "Nous écouter en direct.")