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The Purification of St. Mary the Virgin

February 2, 2012

(The Presentation of Christ in the Temple, or Candlemas)

There are two services on February 2:  Said Eucharist at 12:15 pm and Procession & Solemn Eucharist at 7:00 pm. Reception to follow the Solemn Eucharist.

At the Solemn Eucharist at 7:00 pm, we will celebrate the Feast of the Purification of Mary according to the 1662 Book of Common Prayer, with period music by Thomas Tallis (c. 1505-1585) and Thomas Tomkins (1572-1656):

The First Service (“Dorian”) by Thomas Tallis, from John Barnard’s First Book of Select Church Musick (London, 1641).
Almighty and Everlasting God (The Collect for the Purification) by Thomas Tomkins.

2012 marks the 350th anniversary of the adoption in England of the 1662 version of the Book of Common Prayer, the version that is still the standard of worship for the Church of England.

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St. Thomas's Anglican Church
383 Huron Street
Toronto, ON M5S 2G5 Canada
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