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125th Anniversary Feast of Dedication

17 Nov 2019 | 04:00 pm

Feast of Dedication Evensong & Benediction: On Sunday, November 17, at 4:00 p.m., Bishop Nicholas Knisely will preside at Choral Evensong & Benediction for the Feast of Dedication as St. John’s celebrates the 125th anniversary of the consecration the Zabriskie Memorial Church building. This special service will feature the Professional Choristers of The Choir School of Newport County, the St. John’s Adult Choir, and singers from our sister parish of Saint Stephen’s, Providence. Music selections will include those by Edward Elgar, Gerre Hancock and Herbert Howells. Elgar’s “Behold, a great priest” for the entrance of a Bishop, and his extended festival anthem setting of Psalm 48, frame a service similar to the one you are hearing tonight. In Great is the Lord, Elgar presents an enduring vision of God, and the thwarting of earthly kings, “that we may tell it to the generation following.” Reception following.