The principal Sunday morning service of St Mary’s, like the vast majority of churches in the Church of England, is a Eucharist, which is also known as Mass, or Holy Communion. The service contains a mixture of elements in the following order:
Gathering • Liturgy of the Word • Prayers • Celebration of the Eucharist • Dismissal
During the service, hymns are normally also sung, and there is a sermon on Sundays and other principal feasts. One of the principal musical elements sung by the choir during a Eucharist is the mass setting itself. This consists of the Kyrie, Gloria, Sanctus, Benedictus & Agnus Dei, and this set of movements is usually known as the Mass Ordinary. During the penitential seasons of Advent and Lent, the Gloria is omitted. At St Mary’s, we often use settings in Latin, and the Kyrie is almost invariably in the original Greek.
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