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CHRIST CHURCH                       EASTER 2017

Rochester, NY                   The SONG                  vol. 2   issue  5

 

Schedule for Holy Week services at Christ Church Rochester 141 East Avenue Rochester New York

 

HOLY SATURDAY

GREAT VIGIL OF EASTER7:00 p.m.

 

EASTER DAY

Holy Eucharist 8:00a.m.

Solemn Choral Eucharist 11 a.m. 

Consider the lilies © M.V. Hill

Consider the lilies © M.V. Hill

 Sing, men and angels, sing,

For God our Life and King

Has given us light and spring

And morning breaking.

Now may man's soul arise

As kinsman to the skies,

And God unseals his eyes

To an awaking.

 

 Sing, creatures, sing; the dust

That lives by lure and lust

Is kindled my the thrust

Of life undying;

This hope our Master bare

Has made all fortunes fair,

And man can on and dare,

His death defying.

 

After the winter snows

A wind of healing blows,

And thorns put forth a rose

And lilies cheer us;

Life's everlasting spring

Hath robbed death of his sting,

Henceforth a cry can bring

Our Master near us.

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editors letter


Editor note:

 

Alleluia! The Lord is risen! 

 

Last year, for the Easter issue of this publication, I wrote about my house because we were deep in the throes of planning to renovate the chancel. If you wonder how these fit together you can find the original article here- http://songforchristchurch.org/archive/ just scroll down until you get to Easter 2016. (There is a bit of scrolling to do because every issue is reposted there. It’s like taking a stroll, or in this case a scroll, down memory lane). A couple of months before this the north aisle ceiling had fallen and Ruth had gathered some bits, placed them in a jar, and done a very prophet-like thing. She had placed it on the altar and said, first to God, then to God’s people, “So, do your see this? Do you? Well, what are you going to do about it, huh?”  I may be paraphrasing a little. No matter. The thing got done. The ceiling got fixed. The scaffolding got put up and taken down, stuffing the entire chancel with hope for what could be, and now the chancel is more beautiful than it has ever been. The Narthex was renewed as well. 

 

We still have hopes. We hope things for our community here as lovers of God at Christ Church. We still have hopes for the ways we can bring beauty, power and peace to each other’s lives and the larger world around us. We hope to be able to give some more attention to the physical needs of the building, too. Do you have wishes and stories? You can use this publication. The SONG can change, literally, every few minutes. Anyone can send anything, songs, poems, memories, video, cartoons, prayers, longings, art, short works of fiction, anything you wish to reveal of yourself. It can be published. We will grow as friends.

 

 Speaking of friends, consider joining a FOYER group. Foyers are groups of three families, even families with only one person, that meet for a meal, one time per family. That’s three times total. The meal can be at the home of the host family or someplace else if the host chooses that. The group decides how they want to organize it. The idea is to have fun. Because…fun. The way to submit something and the way to join a FOYER is, believe it or not, the same. Click on the link here- https://songforchristchurch.org/contact/  and you will find two separate forms. The first one is to join a FOYER group, and the second one is to leave a comment or submit something for the SONG.

 

I hope you do.

 

Christ is risen indeed! Alleluia!

 

Val Jutsum

editors letter


Editor note:

 

Alleluia! The Lord is risen! 

 

Last year, for the Easter issue of this publication, I wrote about my house because we were deep in the throes of planning to renovate the chancel. If you wonder how these fit together you can find the original article here- http://songforchristchurch.org/archive/ just scroll down until you get to Easter 2016. (There is a bit of scrolling to do because every issue is reposted there. It’s like taking a stroll, or in this case a scroll, down memory lane). A couple of months before this the north aisle ceiling had fallen and Ruth had gathered some bits, placed them in a jar, and done a very prophet-like thing. She had placed it on the altar and said, first to God, then to God’s people, “So, do your see this? Do you? Well, what are you going to do about it, huh?”  I may be paraphrasing a little. No matter. The thing got done. The ceiling got fixed. The scaffolding got put up and taken down, stuffing the entire chancel with hope for what could be, and now the chancel is more beautiful than it has ever been. The Narthex was renewed as well. 

 

We still have hopes. We hope things for our community here as lovers of God at Christ Church. We still have hopes for the ways we can bring beauty, power and peace to each other’s lives and the larger world around us. We hope to be able to give some more attention to the physical needs of the building, too. Do you have wishes and stories? You can use this publication. The SONG can change, literally, every few minutes. Anyone can send anything, songs, poems, memories, video, cartoons, prayers, longings, art, short works of fiction, anything you wish to reveal of yourself. It can be published. We will grow as friends.

 

 Speaking of friends, consider joining a FOYER group. Foyers are groups of three families, even families with only one person, that meet for a meal, one time per family. That’s three times total. The meal can be at the home of the host family or someplace else if the host chooses that. The group decides how they want to organize it. The idea is to have fun. Because…fun. The way to submit something and the way to join a FOYER is, believe it or not, the same. Click on the link here- https://songforchristchurch.org/contact/  and you will find two separate forms. The first one is to join a FOYER group, and the second one is to leave a comment or submit something for the SONG.

 

I hope you do.

 

Christ is risen indeed! Alleluia!

 

Val Jutsum

                                                           

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Ruth's Page


Ruth's Page


Ruth is away for a couple of days of rest and relaxation. Something will be put here when she gets back. In the meantime, I'll share a part of her letter to the vestry from April 17, 2017.

 

I am still on the high of two beautiful liturgies - Easter Vigil and Easter Day. I have never heard more people express their awe of the music! Again and again, people told me that THIS where they come for good liturgy, music, incense and fanfare. To quote Val: "Worship is what we do well here."  Most of you, and/or those in your family, were behind the scenes in some way (if not in the choir or in the chancel) making our Holy Week and Easter services flow as beautifully as they did. Please let our worship remind you of your calling to lead at Christ Church! All of your work...- the holy and the MUNDANE - points to what happens in that sanctuary when heaven meets earth in our liturgy.    Ruth+

Look for an update soon.

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Stephen Kennedy


Christ Church Music Notes From Stephen Kennedy

Christ Church celebrates Easter with Renaissance masterworks such as Surrexit Christus Hodie by Samuel Scheidt (1587-1654), Jubilate Deo by John Ireland (1879-1962), and indigenous works to our parish composed by Music Director Stephen Kennedy, Scott Perkins and Marc Laroussini. Both Scott and Marc participated in our parish’s liturgical music-training program. We are a parish who lives and affirms a mission of transforming people’s lives through music. Happy Easter everyone!

 

Surrexit Christus Hodie (translation)

Christ is risen today Alleluia!

For the comfort of all people. Alleluia!

Rejoice in this Easter Day. Alleluia!

Let us give thanks to God. Alleluia!

He suffered death the day before. Alleluia!

He suffered for us all. Alleluia!

Praise the Holy Trinity. Alleluia!

Give thanks to God. Alleluia!

 

Jubilate Deo (translation)

O be joyful in the Lord, all ye lands:

serve the Lord with gladness, and come before his presence with a song.

Be ye sure that the Lord he is God;

it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves;

we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.

O go your way into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise;

be thankful unto him, and speak good of his Name.

For the Lord is gracious, his mercy is everlasting;

and his truth endureth from generation to generation.

 

Stephen Kennedy

Music Director

Christ Church Rochester

Instructor of Sacred Music

Eastman School of Music

Stephen Kennedy


Christ Church Music Notes From Stephen Kennedy

Christ Church celebrates Easter with Renaissance masterworks such as Surrexit Christus Hodie by Samuel Scheidt (1587-1654), Jubilate Deo by John Ireland (1879-1962), and indigenous works to our parish composed by Music Director Stephen Kennedy, Scott Perkins and Marc Laroussini. Both Scott and Marc participated in our parish’s liturgical music-training program. We are a parish who lives and affirms a mission of transforming people’s lives through music. Happy Easter everyone!

 

Surrexit Christus Hodie (translation)

Christ is risen today Alleluia!

For the comfort of all people. Alleluia!

Rejoice in this Easter Day. Alleluia!

Let us give thanks to God. Alleluia!

He suffered death the day before. Alleluia!

He suffered for us all. Alleluia!

Praise the Holy Trinity. Alleluia!

Give thanks to God. Alleluia!

 

Jubilate Deo (translation)

O be joyful in the Lord, all ye lands:

serve the Lord with gladness, and come before his presence with a song.

Be ye sure that the Lord he is God;

it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves;

we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.

O go your way into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise;

be thankful unto him, and speak good of his Name.

For the Lord is gracious, his mercy is everlasting;

and his truth endureth from generation to generation.

 

Stephen Kennedy

Music Director

Christ Church Rochester

Instructor of Sacred Music

Eastman School of Music

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For more information about concerts and music events, please visit the Christ Church website: http://christchurchrochester.org/index.html.

 

For more information about concerts and music events, please visit the Christ Church website: 

http://www.christchurchrochester.org/

You can also find the billboard of ongoing and special future events by going to the top of this section and clicking on the link "MUSIC GALLERY".

Here are just a few ways in which Christ Church members and friends may participate in our program:

• Becoming an Usher/Candle-lighter for Compline

• Make contributions to our Friends of Music Fund. This fund supports music at Christ Church.  It also enables us to provide musical outreach to the Rochester community through music-training programs, concerts, and enables us to enhance our liturgies with music.  

• Purchase our various CD recordings for friends and family members as gifts.

• Assist in publicizing music at Christ Church by helping sending emails to the local media

 

Please contact me if you are interested in participating in any aspect of our music program at Christ Church. Stephen Kennedy, Music Director stephenk@rochester.rr.com

 

You may also support our music education and enrichment opportunities for young musicians who are dedicating their lives to the field of sacred music by contributing to Christ Church’s "Friends of Music" fund.

Please continue to follow the musical life of our parish by reading the monthly Music Notes and Calendar that are emailed from my address  via MailChimp. 

-Click on the posters below for a full page view.

The music sound files contained here are from the new CD recordings that have just been released. These recordings are available for purchase by clicking the link below. The music used in this publication is edited.  

http://www.christchurchrochester.org/recordings-cd-shop

 

Other links of interest are:

https://www.facebook.com/ccscholacantorum/?fref=ts

https://www.facebook.com/ChristChurchRochester/?fref=ts

http://www.christchurchrochester.org

 

Please click on the word "TOP" just below. It will take you back to the top of the opening page. From there please click on the words in the upper right side of the page to explore additional articles, news and events. There is also a photo gallery and many other wonderful things to see. The links are called:

"SONG"   "NEWS & EVENTS"  CHAPEL GALLERY"  MUSIC EVENT GALLERY"  "CONTACT"    "ARCHIVE"

The "CONTACT" page is also a place to leave comments or requests. The "ARCHIVE" page will show you past issues. 

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For more information about concerts and music events, please visit the Christ Church website: http://christchurchrochester.org/index.html.

 

For more information about concerts and music events, please visit the Christ Church website: 

http://www.christchurchrochester.org/

You can also find the billboard of ongoing and special future events by going to the top of this section and clicking on the link "MUSIC GALLERY".

Here are just a few ways in which Christ Church members and friends may participate in our program:

• Becoming an Usher/Candle-lighter for Compline

• Make contributions to our Friends of Music Fund. This fund supports music at Christ Church.  It also enables us to provide musical outreach to the Rochester community through music-training programs, concerts, and enables us to enhance our liturgies with music.  

• Purchase our various CD recordings for friends and family members as gifts.

• Assist in publicizing music at Christ Church by helping sending emails to the local media

 

Please contact me if you are interested in participating in any aspect of our music program at Christ Church. Stephen Kennedy, Music Director stephenk@rochester.rr.com

 

You may also support our music education and enrichment opportunities for young musicians who are dedicating their lives to the field of sacred music by contributing to Christ Church’s "Friends of Music" fund.

Please continue to follow the musical life of our parish by reading the monthly Music Notes and Calendar that are emailed from my address  via MailChimp. 

-Click on the posters below for a full page view.

The music sound files contained here are from the new CD recordings that have just been released. These recordings are available for purchase by clicking the link below. The music used in this publication is edited.  

http://www.christchurchrochester.org/recordings-cd-shop

 

Other links of interest are:

https://www.facebook.com/ccscholacantorum/?fref=ts

https://www.facebook.com/ChristChurchRochester/?fref=ts

http://www.christchurchrochester.org

 

Please click on the word "TOP" just below. It will take you back to the top of the opening page. From there please click on the words in the upper right side of the page to explore additional articles, news and events. There is also a photo gallery and many other wonderful things to see. The links are called:

"SONG"   "NEWS & EVENTS"  CHAPEL GALLERY"  MUSIC EVENT GALLERY"  "CONTACT"    "ARCHIVE"

The "CONTACT" page is also a place to leave comments or requests. The "ARCHIVE" page will show you past issues.