Holy Week and Easter – Services, Organ Music & Thought for the Day

 

To watch Cathedral services and Thought for the Day from Monday 20th April, click here

 

Sunday 19th April – Second Sunday of Easter

•  In the video below, available to view from 11.00am, Canon Mark Preece leads a service for the Second Sunday of Easter including the Gospel for the day and a short Homily. The service also includes two hymns for all to sing: Ye choirs of new Jerusalem and Ye sons and daughters. The Organ is played by Stephen Moore, Director of Music.

Please click here to view the Weekly Notes for today. We will publish Weekly Notes each Sunday while the Cathedral remains closed.


Saturday 18th April – Saturday in Easter Week

•  Thought for the day is based on one of the day’s lectionary readings.  For the Bible online, click the following link – http://bible.oremus.org/ – then choose your version (we use NRSV in church). Copy and paste the reference (1 Corinthians 15. 51-end) into the search box and the passage will be displayed.

Once you’ve read the passage, watch Canon Jan’s Thought for the Day below or click here to view the text version.

 

Friday 17th April – Friday in Easter Week

•  Thought for the day is based on one of the day’s lectionary readings.  For the Bible online, click the following link – http://bible.oremus.org/ – then choose your version (we use NRSV in church). Copy and paste the reference (John 21. 1-14) into the search box and the passage will be displayed.

Once you’ve read the passage, watch Canon Jan’s Thought for the Day below or click here to view the text version.


Thursday 16th April – Thursday in Easter Week

•  Thought for the day is based on one of the day’s lectionary readings.  For the Bible online, click the following link – http://bible.oremus.org/ – then choose your version (we use NRSV in church). Copy and paste the reference (Psalm 146) into the search box and the passage will be displayed.

Once you’ve read the passage, watch Canon Jan’s Thought for the Day below or click here to view the text version.


Wednesday 15th April – Wednesday in Easter Week

•  Thought for the day is based on one of the day’s lectionary readings.  For the Bible online, click the following link – http://bible.oremus.org/ – then choose your version (we use NRSV in church). Copy and paste the reference (Luke 24. 13-35) into the search box and the passage will be displayed.

Once you’ve read the passage, watch Canon Jan’s Thought for the Day below or click here to view the text version.


Tuesday 14th April – Tuesday in Easter Week

•  Thought for the day is based on one of the day’s lectionary readings.  For the Bible online, click the following link – http://bible.oremus.org/ – then choose your version (we use NRSV in church). Copy and paste the reference (John 20. 11-18) into the search box and the passage will be displayed.

Once you’ve read the passage, watch Canon Jan’s Thought for the Day below or click here to view the text version.


Monday 13th April – Easter Monday

•  Thought for the day is based on one of the day’s lectionary readings.  For the Bible online, click the following link – http://bible.oremus.org/ – then choose your version (we use NRSV in church). Copy and paste the reference (Acts 2. 14, 22-32) into the search box and the passage will be displayed.

Once you’ve read the passage, watch Canon Jan’s Thought for the Day below or click here to view the text version.


Sunday 12th April – Easter Day

•  Easter Day Service – The Precentor leads a short service for Easter Day featuring music from the Cathedral Choir, conducted by Stephen Moore which was recorded before the Cathedral was closed last month. The service also includes a Homily for Easter Day given by the Dean.

Please click here to view the Weekly Notes for today. We will now be producing Weekly Notes each Sunday while the Cathedral remains closed. The words for the hymns in the service can be found on the YouTube page by clicking the title of the service video below.

We hope you enjoy our Easter service, the Chapter and staff at the Cathedral all wish you a Happy Easter!

•  Throughout Holy Week Stephen Moore, Director of Music, performs a selection of organ music taken from his 2019 Lent series. His piece for Easter Day is ‘Toccata on Victimae Paschali Laudes’ by Iain Quinn.

Canon Jan’s Thought for the Day will return tomorrow

 

Saturday 11th April – Holy Saturday

•  Holy Saturday Service – Below you can watch our Short Service for Easter Eve. During the service Canon Jan blesses the new fire, while Canon Mark lights the new Paschal Candle and sings the Exsultet.

Stephen Moore plays the hymn ‘Light’s glittering morn bedecks the sky for all to sing’ and Gordon Slater’s ‘An Easter Alleluia for organ’.


•  The Dean’s Reflection – Below you can listen to the Dean’s Reflection for Easter Eve. The music is provided by David Thomas, who plays ‘Hilf Gott, dass mir’s gelinge BWV 624andWir danken dir, Herr Jesu Christ BWV 623, both pieces by J.S Bach.

•  Throughout Holy Week Stephen Moore, Director of Music, performs a selection of organ music taken from his 2019 Lent series. His piece for Holy Saturday is ‘Chorale Prelude: Herzlich, thut mich verlangen, BWV 727’ by J.S Bach.

Canon Jan’s Thought for the Day will return on Easter Monday (13th April)

 

Friday 10th April – Good Friday

•  Good Friday Service – Below you can watch our service for Good Friday, led by the Canon Precentor with the organ played by Director of Music, Stephen Moore. The music in the service is “Nolo mortem peccatoris” by Thomas Morley, “O vos omnes” by Tomás Luis de Victoria, and the hymn “When I survey the wondrous cross”.

This service was recorded before current restrictions on social distancing were introduced.

•  The Dean’s Reflection – Below you can listen to the Dean’s Reflection for Good Friday. The music is provided by David Thomas, who plays ‘O Lamm Gottes, unschuldig, BWV 618 and ‘Da Jesus an dem Kreuze stund BWV 621, both pieces by J.S Bach.

•  Throughout Holy Week Stephen Moore, Director of Music, performs a selection of organ music taken from his 2019 Lent series. The first piece for Good Friday is ‘Hymn Prelude on ‘Horsley” by Philip Moore.

•  Stephen’s second piece for Good Friday is ‘Hymn Prelude on ‘Cross of Jesus” by Ashley Grote.


Canon Jan’s Thought for the Day will return on Easter Monday (13th April)

Thursday 9th April – Maundy Thursday

•  Maundy Thursday Service – Below you can watch our service for Maundy Thursday, led by the Canon Precentor with the organ played by Director of Music, Stephen Moore. The music in the service is “A new commandment” by Richard Shephard and “Ubi caritas” by Ola Gjeilo.

This service was recorded before current restrictions on social distancing were introduced.

•  The Dean’s Reflection – Below you can listen to the Dean’s Reflection for Maundy Thursday. The music is provided by David Thomas, who plays ‘Christe, du Lamm Gottes BWV 619 and ‘Christus, der uns selig macht BWV 620, both pieces by J.S Bach.


•  Throughout Holy Week Stephen Moore, Director of Music, performs a selection of organ music taken from his 2019 Lent series. The first piece for Maundy Thursday is ‘Ach Herr, mich armen Sünder, BuxWV 178’ by Dietrich Buxtehude.

•  Stephen’s second piece for Maundy Thursday is ‘Jesus accepte la souffrance’ by Olivier Messiaen.


Canon Jan’s Thought for the Day will return on Easter Monday (13th April)

 

Wednesday 8th April

•  Meditations on Stations of the Cross – Watch our Stations of the Cross service below, the service is led by the Canon Precentor and the organ is played by Director of Music, Stephen Moore. The music played is composed by John Hoskings.

Please click here to see the Order of Service so you can follow along from home.


•  Throughout Holy Week Stephen Moore, Director of Music, performs a selection of organ music taken from his 2019 Lent series. The first piece for Wednesday in Holy Week is Prelude on ‘Were you there?’ by Leo Sowerby.

•  Thought for the day is based on one of the day’s lectionary readings.  For the Bible online, click the following link – http://bible.oremus.org/ – then choose your version (we use NRSV in church). Copy and paste the reference (Hebrews 12. 1-3) into the search box and the passage will be displayed.

Once you’ve read the passage, watch Canon Jan’s Thought for the Day below or click here to view the text version.

Canon Jan’s Thought for the Day will return on Easter Monday (13th April)

•  The second of Stephen Moore’s organ pieces for Wednesday in Holy Week is ‘Herzliebster Jesu, Op. 122/2’ by Brahms.


Tuesday 7th April

•  Throughout Holy Week Stephen Moore, Director of Music, will be performing a selection of organ music taken from his 2019 Lent series. The first piece for Tuesday in Holy Week is ‘Herzlich thut mich verlangen II’ by Brahms.

•  Thought for the day is based on one of the day’s lectionary readings.  For the Bible online, click the following link – http://bible.oremus.org/ – then choose your version (we use NRSV in church). Copy and paste the reference (Luke 22. 24-34) into the search box and the passage will be displayed.

Once you’ve read the passage, watch Canon Jan’s Thought for the Day below or click here to view the text version.

•  Below you can watch Stephen Moore’s second organ piece for Tuesday in Holy Week, ‘Psalm Prelude Set 2 No.1’ by Herbert Howells, taken from his 2019 Lent series.


Monday 6th April

•  Throughout Holy Week Stephen Moore, Director of Music, will be performing a selection of organ music taken from his 2019 Lent series. He begins with ‘Herzlich thut mich verlangen’ by Brahms.

•  Thought for the day is based on one of the day’s lectionary readings.  For the Bible online, click the following link – http://bible.oremus.org/ – then choose your version (we use NRSV in church). Copy and paste the reference (Luke 22. 1-23) into the search box and the passage will be displayed.

Once you’ve read the passage, watch Canon Jan’s Thought for the Day below or click here to view the text version.

 

•  Throughout Holy Week Stephen Moore, Director of Music, will be performing a selection of organ music taken from his 2019 Lent series. In the video below, Stephen plays ‘Psalm Prelude Set 1 No.1’ by Herbert Howells.

 

To watch Cathedral videos from before 6th April, click here