As part of its year-long tribute to the 350th anniversary of the 1662 Book of Common Prayer – “Gathering Crumbs Under Thy Table: Commemorating the 350th Anniversary of the 1662 Book of Common Prayer” – Nashotah House Theological Seminary, together with Cathedral Church of All Saints and the award-winning Cathedral Choir, presents Choral Evensong according the rubrics of the 1662 Book of Common Prayer at the Cathedral in Milwaukee on September 9, 2012.
“Evensong according to the 1662 Book of Common Prayer,” says Canon Joseph A. Kucharski, Canon Precentor for the Episcopal Diocese of Milwaukee, Choirmaster at the Cathedral and Professor of Church Music at Nashotah House, “combines the best of the Anglican choral repertoire with the rich verbal legacy of the 1662 Prayer Book and is yet another way for both Nashotah House and the Cathedral to jointly offer something of historical significant to the city.”
Schedule of Events
September 9, 2012
Choral Evensong According to the 1662 Book of Common Prayer presented by Cathedral Church of All Saints, Nashotah House Theological Seminary & the Cathedral Choir, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
3:30 p.m. Organ Prelude
4:00 p.m. Choral Evensong
5:00 p.m. Reception
About the Series: “Gathering Crumbs Under Thy Table: Commemorating the 350th Anniversary of the 1662 Book of Common Prayer”
The direct influence of the 1662 Book of Common Prayer upon global Anglicanism can hardly be overstated. Even today, the 1662 Book of Common Prayer remains the official prayer book of the Church of England and is the authoritative standard for most provinces of the Anglican Communion. Its most unforgettable cadences have sustained and guided countless generations of Christians in their pilgrimages, particularly at life’s most memorable moments – at baptisms, marriages, and at life’s end. It is currently available in more than 150 languages and is in use in at least 50 countries.
“Its enduring richness and vitality remains fundamental to our Anglican identity,” comments The Rt. Rev’d Edward L. Salmon, Jr., Dean and President of Nashotah House, “because its prose is thoroughly biblical, its structure gives glory to God and its theological splendor lies in its affirmation that only through the acknowledgment that God was in Christ reconciling the world can we come to know the grace and peace of God that passes all understanding.”