Month: November 2012

St Andrew’s Day 2012

To access Morning Prayer with Mass please click on the file below: leaflet To access the Children’s Cantata ‘St Andrew’ please click on the file below: The Cantata was recorded by children at St Rose of Lima Primary School, Glasgow. leaflet | audio There is a full report of the Vigil of St Andrew Evening Prayer at ‘St Andrew’s Day Celebration 2012      ...

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Ecumenical Evening Prayer for the Vigil of St Andrew

Glasgow Churches Together The Vigil of St Andrew’s Day St Andrew’s Ecumenical Evening Prayer Thursday 29th November 7.00 St Andrew’s Cathedral,Clyde Street           The skirl o’ the pipes will echo along Clyde Street in Glasgow on the eve of St Andrew’s Day to celebrate the annual feast day of Scotland’s patron saint. Glasgow’s Churches Together have organised an extra special event for 7pm in St Andrew’s Cathedral on Thursday the 29th November, the eve of St Andrew’s Day. There will be a service of evening prayer based on the classical form of Vespers and a piper will welcome people as they make their way along the Broomielaw and across the Suspension Bridge to the Cathedral. Archbishop Philip Tartaglia, Glasgow’s Roman Catholic archbishop, will welcome people to St Andrew’s recently refurbished Cathedral, and he will be joined by the Very Rev Howard Hudson, the Moderator of Glasgow Presbytery (the preacher for the occasion), the Rev Alan Anderson, Chair of Glasgow Churches Together, and the other church representatives. There will be special intercessions for the well-being of Scotland and the Scots. The music for the service will be lead by the Archdiocesan choir, the St Mungo Singers, and it will begin with the lighting of candles on the cathedral sanctuary – ‘Yours is the day and yours the night, Lord God: Let the Sun of Justice shine...

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St. Mungo Cantata 2012

The recording made at the Cantata will be broadcast on the Internet HGUH on Sunday 23rd December at 8 pm. More than 20 years after the St. Mungo Cantata was written by David Morris and Fr. Gerry Fitzpatrick and first performed in St.Mungo’s Cathedral, Glasgow, it seemed the perfect choice to mark the 1400th anniversary of St.Mungo and the foundation of the City ofGlasgow. So the Cantata was performed again in the Cathedral, this time under the sponsorship of Glasgow Churches Together, with the support of Dr. Laurence Whitley and the congregation of the Cathedral. After many weeks of work by the Teachers’ Committee, the schools (teachers and children), musicians and volunteers, everyone came together in the Cathedral on 13 November for a truly brilliant ecumenical event. A total of 21 schools* (both Catholic and non-denominational), with over 600 children, took part, supported by musicians from the University of Glasgow(B.Ed. Music Yr.2), the Glasgow Gaelic School and elsewhere#. Guests included Archbishop Tartaglia, the Moderator of Glasgow Presbytery (Rev. Howard Hudson), Rev. Alan Anderson of the Methodist Church, Lord Provost Sadie Docherty, Jim Wilson of the Education Department, and Mrs. Catherine McMaster, former Bailie of the City Council. The Cathedral was full to capacity, with the children seated in the nave on seating provided by the Lands & Environmental Services Department of the Council, supplemented by chairs provided by the...

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St. Agnes’ Lambhill Annual Mass for All Souls

The Annual Mass took place at St. Agnes on 4 November for all who are buried in the cemeteries within the Parish or whose final committal took place at the Maryhill Crematorium. Fr. Noel Barry welcomed everyone to the celebration of remembrance of their loved ones. As they gathered for the Mass, the St.Mungo Singers and Carissa Bovill on harp provided quietly reflective music, including the The Great Commandment, linking with the Gospel of the day, and “How Blest are Those who have died in the Lord”. The Mass itself began with the singing of the Pauline greeting “Grace to you and Peace” and the plainsong introit “Requiem Aeternam”. The parish cantor, Carissa Bovill sang the Responsorial Psalm (setting by Noel Donnelly), and the Intercessions were introduced by the singing of Catherine Walker’s “Lord of Life” and concluded with “May the Souls of the Faithful”. Fr. Barry’s homily for the Mass began with a reflection on the Gospel. The scribes did not get a good press in Matthew’s gospel, and the first question which occurs on the reading of the passage is the character of the questioner – was he trying to be smart or was he a serious seeker after truth? Jesus’ response was also intriguing – was it encouraging or damning with faint praise! However the point remains that words however wise need to be translated into...

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Blessing of the Glasgow Crib Wednesday 5th December 2012

The Blessing of the Crib in Glasgow’s George Square – the great Wheel, the skaters, the cheerful throng – and the Glasgow Crib!! Civic and Religious leaders of Glasgow are joined by lots of people, families, children and shoppers for this special event at the start of December every year. This year, its on Wednesday next, December 5th, at 5.30 pm in George Square for a little Christmas Service, – initiated when Cllr Liz Cameron became Lord Provost – during which the splendid Glasgow Crib is blessed and some prayers are said for the well-being of the city and the people of Glasgow.   ‘Loving God, Your Son Jesus came among us as a sign of your love for us. This crib is a symbol of his birth and of his sharing our humanity. May we, and all who look upon this crib, find here a sense of encouragement and hope. Let this crib be a reminder to everyone that in our humanity all people are related, that together we are one great human family – and that ‘God-is with-us’’.   The Church Leaders: Let us bless this crib and all who pause here in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. This is a truly ecumenical event, supported by the joint choir of the Gorbals primary schools (St Francis’ and...

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